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WILLIAM H . BKB1IARD
Editor and. Proprietor.
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Fkiday, - -' Jcsb 31, 101.
. S WE AND OTHERS SEE IT.
A Washington dispatch some time
ago referring to the report that at
the next meeting 01 tne nague
Conference the Monroe doctrine
would become a subject of discus
sion, stated that this Government
would never consent to that doc-
. - m . V - TT I
trine becoming a subject of discus-
sion, for its scope was settled and a
construction or limitations by other
governments would not be tole
rated. But it may become a
subject of discussion whether this
government be a party to the discus
sion or not.
There was a time when European
Governments tacifly consented to
the assertion of the Monroe Doc
trine because they were not espe
cially interested. We had no other
than trade interests on the Eastern
hemisphere and they had no other
than trade interests on this hemis
phere, save the colonies which some
of them possessed,' which were not
affected by r that doctrine. But
in recent years we have reached
beyond this hemisphere, have be
come, as the pet phrase goes, a
"world power" and have thus be
come more or less involved in world
In his sDaech at the opening of
the Pan-American Exposition at
Detroit, Senator Lodge permitted
himself to become excited, warned
the American people that the Mon
roe Doctrine was in danger, that it
must be maintained and to maintain
it we must provide and equip a
great navy and a great army, put
them on a war footing and be pre
pared to defend the Doctrine against
the combined world.
For a man. hailing from a city
which for months suffered from in
tense nervous excitement brought
on by the apprehension that some
Spanish warships might run up some
night and throw a lot of bombs and
other unacceptable missies into the
town, he became quite bellicose.
lie supplemented his appeal for a
powerful navy and army by the
alleged efforts of the German gov
ernment to obtain possession of an
island on the coast of Venezuela
I wnicn wouiu give , tuau guvciuuicuu.
command of the Caribbean sea and
the entrance to the Nicaragua
Canal. This put him all in a tremor,
as it were, and apparently made him
oblivious of the fact that if it were
true that Germany was working to
get possession of that island, she
was doing just what all the other
governments have done when
they got a chance and just what
this Government has done and is
now doing. Whether it would be
contended by the champions of the
Monroe Doctrine that seeking pos-1
session oi an island on the oouth
American coasts on either side
would be a violation of-the Monroe
Doctrine we do not know, but that
was the construction Senator Lodge
put upon it.
.He felt his construction fortified
by the fact that there are already
numerous German colonies in Brazil,
which are increasing annually by
additions from the Fatherland. He
was much more alarmed at this
than the Brazilians themselves, who
do not seem to apprehend any dan
ger from that source, but on the
contrary welcome those German set
tiers, encourage and even offer them
inducements to come by granting
them liberal concessions and guar
anteeing the interest on capital in
vested in enterprises for the devel
opment of the country, and not
only that, but they put Germans in
high civil positions . and in com
in an ill nor nnaifmna in nt-mtr
which shows that the . relations be
tween the people of Brazil arid these
Gexman colonists are of a decidedly
.Senator Lodge may as well come
tof the conclusion not to let this col
inization business" worry him much
for it is going on and has not yet
begun in good earnest for there are
inducements enough in that capti
vating part of this hemisphere to
attract immigration from other
countries and millions of people will
find homes there in coming years
That will be the objective, point for
fortune betterers and home seekers
long before the waste places in this
Republic are filled up.
T J. 1 ci . -w-
nuh now can senator Liodge or
any other champion of the Monroe
Doctrine issue the mandate that no
- European nation shall Be& to get
possession by purchase or concession
of any territory on this hemisphere
when we have gone out into the seas
on both hemispheres and laid our
hands on what we wanted, not by
peacable methods but by force? No
European Government, whatever it
may have thought of the Monroe
"Doctrine, uttered a protest against
that although it might have been con
sidered a rather cheeky procedure m
der the circumstances, but when they
come to discuss this question in the
Hague conference, if they do, might
they not reasonably ask why should
we claim the right to take posses
sion of territory in the Eastern hem
isphere, while denying the European
Governments the right to do the
same on this hemisphere? They
might object to this country put
ting its own construction on the
Monroe ' Doctrine, a construction
which would permit it to possess
itself of territory anywhere and by
any methods it saw fit to adopt,
while denying the same right to au
European nations. This they will
probably regard as a sort of jug-
handle construction, and they win
be right in so regarding it. When
we branched out on the territory
tabbing and expansion programme
aD(j planted our flag on the other
" . . .1111
hemisphere, on territory tnat tnen
belonged to a monarchy, we practi
cally abandoned the Monroe Doc
trine. The "hands off" principle
enunciated in that doctrine is logi-
cauv aa binding upon us as it is on
The discovery of oil in flowing
wells in Texas has been followed by
similar discoveries reported from
Alabama and Florida, and now
comes the announcement of the dis
covery of anthracite coal, lead, cop
per and asphaltum in Mississippi,
which was. generally supposed to
contain no minerals. Concerning
this a dispatch from Jackson says:
"Mr. Q. B. Turner, an expert m
such matters, has spent the past six
months prospecting among the hills of
Northeast Mississwm. and his patience
and labor have been rewarded by the
discovery of all sorts of mineral
wealth in paying quantities. In Wil
son county he finds a fine quality of
anthracite coal as is to be found any
where, and is satisfied there is mil
lions in it. In the county of Noxu
bee he has found lead and copper, the
latter assaying under crudest condi
tion one pound to two bucketsful of
ore. - .
"A magnificent Quality of asphalt is
alo there in the greatest abundance,
sys Mr. Turner, and he has had no
trouble in interesting all the capital he
needs. The order for maenmery nas
been placed, and work will be com
menced at once.
'Never before in the history of the
state was there sucn a demand ror a
geological survey, and in the event the
federal government does not make one
of Mississippi before the legislature
convenes here next winter, the state
will make an appropriation for one on
ber own account.. The last legislature
appealed to the government for such a
survey, but was informed that while
the department was perfectly wining
to do the work they had no funds
available for the purpose and must
wait for another annroDriation by
congress before they could reach this
Hundreds of men are today pros
pecting all around over the state for
ou, coal, silver or any other old metai
or precious fluid.
A short while ago President Fish
of the Illinois Central Railroad, who
is very much interested in the re
sources and development of Missis
sippi, was invited to deliver an ad
dress before the students of the
University, but being unable to at
tend, sent a paper which was read
In this address he said that we as
much as Mississippi had no mineral,
her future prosperity must depend
upon agriculture and such manufac
tures as she could engage in, and
yet right on the heels of this ad
dress by a man exceptionally well
informed on the resources of the
State, because he had made them a
study, comes the announcement of
the discovery of great deposits of an-
thracite coal, lead, copper andasDh
l altum, which will in all probability
soon be followed by the discovery of
iron. This shows what -little con
ception there is of the riches bidden
under Southern soil, eyen in places
where their existence was not sus
pected, and it was taken for grant
ed they did not exist. Mississippi
has only recently given any thought
to a geological survey, which wil
doubtless be stimulated, as this dis-
patch says, by these undreamed of
WILL SMASH THEMSELVES.
In an interview in Washington a
few days ago Senator Allison said
he didn't think the tariff has as
much to do with the Trusts as Rep
resentative Babcock supposed and
consequently that. Mr. Babcock's
scheme for tariff reduction would
not accomplish the object aimed at.
Representative Mercer, Republi
can, of Nebraska, has not given much
thought to the Babcock scheme, but
believes that the TrnBts, at the pace
they are running, will smash them
selves without Mr. Babcock's assist
ance. In an interview he thus ex
pressed his views on that subject
' The trust question will doubtless
be liberally discussed in Congress
have not paid much attention to the
Babcock bill and have no views to ex
press concerning it. I think the trusts
will sooner or later care for themselves
and anticipate a heavy crash at some
future time. They cannot hope to con
tinue consolidating time after time,
and every time they consolidate in
jecting a quantity of water into the
stock and securities. Sooner or later
there will come a time when the hoi
ders of the securities will want to be
paid, and where is the money to come
from! The way they are going now
is like a man renewing a note, and
each time making it for a larger
amount. The people hold these notes.
and some day they will want their
money, and there will be difficulty in
Mr. Russell Sage and other con
servative observers of the Trust
movement have anticipated Mr.
Mercer in these views and have pre
dieted a smash up as the inevitable
J results of the inflation and water
mg process. He and they have
good, solid reasons for their
opinions. Trusts beget trusts, and
then the swallowing process begins.
The larger, like the larerer fish.
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swallow the smaller, but others come'
into existence and the swallowing
process must go on, until the
gorging results and the bursting
follows. They can't buy up all the
rival concerns at twice or three
times their value and expect to
make it pay. It may for a while
but it can't last and when the
errant, to 1 11 Vr Ik.
smash and numerous the victims.
THE ANNUAL MEETING
Of the l ast Carolina Truck and
Fruit Growers' Association
HIGHLY PROFI I' ABLE SESSION
Iniereyllng Reports Were Presented and
Adopted Officers and Board of Di
rectors Were Elected for Ensu
ing Year Other Bnslcess
Tht- annual meeting of the stock
, r 1 T71 Z A-
ho.'dt-rs of the iliast uaronna rrun
and Truck Growers' Association was
held in this city yesterday afternoon,
and subsequently the new board of
directors met. Botn meetings were
highly profitable and interesting. It
plainly marked the great advance
ment that has been made by the As
sociation ihe past year and the bright
r.r,ftH nf the comine season. The
f vxww.. -
attendance was large and enthusiastic.
The stockholders meeting was called
to crder. at the court house about noon
by Mr. W. L. Hill, of Warsaw, presi
dent of the Association, and with the
secretary, Mr. S. H. Strange, of Pay
etteville, also present. -
After the usual preliminary busi
ness., such as roll call and reading o,f
minutes, reports were called for.
Thi board of directors presented
their report, giving a general review of
the Association the past year and what
has been accomplished, and it was
received and ordered filed.
The next report was that of Mr. H.
T. Bauman, shipping master of ;the
Association, and was most interesting
in character, especially the statistical
portion. No better summary of the
report can be given than the following
Southern Milling and Lumber Journ
aVst interview with Mr. Bauman:
"To begin with, we have shipped to
New York this season 105 car loads of
strawberries, showing one consignee
for each car, as per agreement entered
into by and between the New York
Fruit and Produce Dealers' Associa
tion and representatives of the East
Carolina Fruit and Truck (growers'
Association, full particulars of which
were published in tne journal early
in the season. By this arrangement
the association effected a saving to the
growers in freight charges of 122 50
per car. or in round figures. $2,362 50
on car load shipments to that city
alone this season. ,
"The season for 190,1 was late possi-
ybly the latest we ever bad, and our
hrst shipments by express did not
move until the 26th of April, refrig
erator shipments only going forward
from Chadbourn and (Jrist May 1st,
and from points on the W. & W. R.
R. May 2d and the A. & Y. division
May 7th. Last year the first ship
meets were from the A. & Y. as early
as April 22d, the first refrigerator car
going forward on the W. oc W. April
24th. Chadbourn and Grist April 25 ih
fully a week earlier than tnis year,
"Owing to weather and other causes
trie shipping season practically ended
this year on June 4th, giving us only
32 days' movement, while last year we
had 44 days good shipping, with
weather conditions and the crop all
that could be desired.
"Last year 1,075 refrigerator car
loids went out from the W. & W
W. C. & A and A. & Y. Railroads,
aggregating 288,47 crates ; lbu car
loads by express or 64,049 crates ; open
freight, 12 cars or 2,473 crates, making
a grand total of 349,959 crates
in 1900. During the season of
1901 the shipments were as follows
Iu refrigerator cars, 1,116 cars or 264,
652 crates; express, 161 cars or 54,299
crates; open freight, 944 crates, mak
iug a grand total for 1901 of 320,742
crates. It will thus be seen that the de
crease in the number of crates this year
as compared to last was 29,664, despite
the fact that 1,116 cars were required
for the service this year against 1,075
last year. The decrease in shipments
this year over last was divided as fol
lows: Refrigeration, 19,385 crates;
express, 9,750; open freight, 529;
total, sjy, 664 crates."
The report was a valuable one and
was adopted and ordered filed.
At this stage a recess was taken until
2 30 o'clock, at which hour the associ
ation reassembled promptly and, after
transacting business of minor impor
tance, elected the following directors
and then adjourned:
Dr. E. Porter, Rocky Point; J. S.
Westbrook, Faison; W. L Hill, War
saw; J. H. Moore, Burgaw; J. A.
Westbrook, Mount Olive; W. J.
Boney, Wallace; 8. H. 8trange, Fay
etteville; Dr. G. F. Lucas, Currie; D
W. Fussell, Rose Hill; B. F. Fussell,
Teachey : J. B. Oliver, Mount Olive;
W. E. Thigpen, Chadbourn; Geo. H.
Thompson, Grist; M. F. Lenhardt,
Chadbourn, and W. E. Springer and
Geo. Westbrook, Wilmington.
Upon adjournment the board of
directors jmet and selected the follow
ing officers for the ensuing year
President W. L. Hill, of Warsaw
Vice President J. 8. Westbrook, of
Secretary and Treasurer S. H.
Strange, of Fayetteville.
, Several other matters not of public
interest were attended to and then the
Died Sunday Morning.
Mrs Annie Matthews, wife of Mr.
D. E. Matthews, of near Wilson, died
Sunday morning at the city hospital.
She was married several years ago and
leaves a husband and a little boy, be-
siaes many other relatives, among
whom are Mrs. M. E. Keathley, Mrs.
Wm. Best ard Mrs. Stien, of this
Mrs. Matthews was Miss Annie Glis-
son before her marriage. She was
postmistress at Magnolia for eight
The remains were carried to Mag
nolia yesterday morning where they
were interred, Rev. Calvin 8. Black-
The following gentlemen were pall
bearers here: Messrs, J no. K. Hanby,
William Hooper. Wallace Alderman.
E. S. Lathrop and Sam Burtt. Several
relatives from here accompanied the
remains to their last resting place.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Eeward for
any cape of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, o.
We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Che
ney for the last 15 years and believe him per
fecUy honorable in all bnslDesa transactions
and financially able to carry out any obllaa-
muiio iuuo uy tneir arm.
West & Truax. Wholesale Druggists, Tolelo, O.
TJA1.UINO, jk.innan marvin, wholesale Drug
gists. Toledo. O.
, Hah' Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, act-
iu uuwuy upon me Diooa ana mucous sur
faces of the system. Price 75c. per bottle. Bold
"suKKisus. Testimonials free.
Hall's Family Pills are the best. t
THE HANDSOME ADDITION
To the Coast Line's Main Office Now Oc
cupied A Big and Attractive Pra
tore for Wilmington.
Tne south side addiiioti to lh At
lantic Coast Line's iuain office, c rucr
Front and Red Cross streets, is not
only a "thing of beauty," but a credit
to Wilmington as well. It is really
massivu in design and structure, e&
pecially the latter, as probably few
buildings ever had the thought, time
and money spent on their construction
as this one has. Then, too, it is hand
some and attractive, both from the ex
terior and interior, and its appoint
ments are thoroughly modern.
The new addition is about com
pleted, save some inside work, and is
now Deing occupied, .long me iauer,i
I ... -J Al il 1 11 I
line it is well to note the locations of I
vne ainrereni omces in me new Duiia
ing. The entire suite of offices in the
eastern part of the building on the
first floor will be occupied by Mr. E.
B. Pleasant, superintendent of road
way, and his able corps of assistants,
while the relief department, in charge
of Dr. G. G. Thomas, will be located
in cozy offices directly opposite or in
the eastern part of the building.
The second floor will be occupied by
the Motive Power Department, Mr.
J.. S. Chambers, superintendent of
motive power, and the office of CapL
F. W. Divine, general superintendent,
on the east side, while those of Presi
dent Warren G. Elliott, Treasurer
James F. Post and Paymaster H. B.
Lynch will be on the west side.
The entire third floor, which is par
ticularly commodious, will be occu
pied by the general auditor, Mr. W.
A. Riach, and his large force of em
So much for the addition; now as
to the old building, though it doesn't
look very aged, but on the contrary
it has a bright and handsome appear
ance. . Of course, the different trans
fers to the addition necessitates vari
ous changes in this one.
The first floor, on the east side, will
be occupied by Edward Borden, super
intendent of transportation, and the
train dispatcher's offices. On the
west side will be found the car ac
countant's (Mr. William Flanagan)
The second floor will contain the
offices of Mr. H. M. Emerson, general
freight and passenger agent, and Mr,
William Pulliam, claim agent.
What is known as the annex will
have the office of Mr. John R Kenly,
general manager, on the first floor,
the office of Mr. T. M. Emerson, traffic
manager, on the second, and the first
vice president, Mr. Harry Walters, on
Nearly all the removals have already
Now the Coast Line omces are
thoroughly metropolitan in appear
ance and unsurpassed anywhere. In
fact, it is probably the best equipped
and designed building of its kind in
the South. We know it is the hand
somest and largest. It extends almost
This splendid and costly new addi
tion certainly shows that tnere is
something "permanent" and that the
Coast Line has the best interest of our
city at heart. There is also the great
benefit of the railroad shops located in
A Frightful Blander
Will often cause a horrible Barn.
Scald, Cut or Bruise. Bucklen s Ar
nica Salve, the best in the world, will
kill the pain and promptly heal it.
Cures Old Sores, Fever Sores, Ulcers,
Boils, Felons, Corns, all Skin Erup
tions Best Pile cure on earth. Only
25 cents a box. Cure guaaranteed. Sold
by K. K. BELLAMY, t
DIED IN CLINTON.
Mr. D. O. Morrlsey, of Warsaw, N. C .
Aged 82 Years.
f Special Star Correspondence.'
Clihton, N. C. June 18. Mr. D. G,
Morrisey, of Warsaw, died here Sun
day night at the residence of his
nephew, Mr. R. G. Morrisey. He had
oeen sunering with cancer ror some
time. He was 82 years of age. The
only member of his immediate family
surviving mm is Mrs. M. P. Brown,
oi Warsaw, a sister, who came over
early Saturday morning to be with
ber brother. The deceased was for
many years agent for the W. & W,
Railroad at Warsaw and during all
the years maintained an unquestioned
reputation lor honesty and industry.
uis iunerai was held Monday after
noon and was conducted by Rev,
Peter Mclntyre, of Faisons. who eulo
gized tne good qualities of the deceased.
The pall bearers were Messrs. B. C.
Hoi noes, U. B. Chesnutt, L. Py Bar
orey, u: l: avKins, james K.. Jaornsey
and a. u. Moore, the latter of Wil
Popular Couple Wedded.
An exceedingly pretty home wed
ding took place last night at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. J. 8. Cannady,
on Sixth between Wooster and Daw
son streets, the contracting parties
being Miss Gracie Guthrie, niece of
Mrs. Cannady, and Mr. Joseph 3.
Lane. The tying of the nuptial knot
occurred at 8.30 o'clock, Rev. Mr.
Potter, pastor of Market Street Metb
odist Church, performing the cere'
mony. The parlors where the wed
ding took place were beautifully deco
Miss Mary Cannady was maid of
honor and Mr. William Litgen best
Mr. and.Mrs. William Lane are two
popular young people of Wilmington
and the Star joins their host of friends
in wishing them joy and a long life,
Dedicated Presbyterian Church.
Rev. P. C. Morton, D. D., has re
turned from conducting a series -of
meetings at the new First Presbyterian
Church at Shalotte, The dedication
of this church took place Sunday, and
Dr. Morton was ably assisted by
Reverend John Wakefield The
new church is very handsome
and exceedingly well appointed.
- Reports received from Bruns
wick county are to the effect that the
heavy rains have greatly damaged
crops in that section.
OLDMAN MURDERED. I
Mr. Gaston Price Found Dying
in His Store Not Far From
WITH HIS " HEAD CRUSHED.
Robbery Supposed to be the Motive of the
Crime A Chest io Which He Kept
tils Money Found Broken Open
and PlunderedNo Clue.
One of the foulest deeds in the annals
of crime in North Carolina was com
mitted Sunday night at Navassa, the
site of the Navassa Guano Company's
laro-ft nlant. about four miles from the
eitv nd situated in Brunswick coun
mu0 rme, horrible both in nrena-
ration and execution, was a two-fold
v T -.--' j m. m.
one, burglary and murder, and in both
instances Mr. Gaston Price, who has
been numbered among our best citi
zens for many years, was the victim.
The story of the diabolical deed is as
Mr. Price for a number of years, up
to about the 28th of February, was in
the employ of the Navassa Guano
Company. Subsequently, being well
and favorably known at Navassa, he
opened up a refreshment stand there,
using for that purpose the front room
of his residence, wkich contains three
rooms and is the third house from the
Cape Fear river bridge. Sunday Mr,
Price was at his residence and
was seen well and hearty about
8 o'clock that night. However,
a negro, Henry Moore, passed the
house several hours later, about 10.30
o'clock, and had his attention arrested
hv hearing Mr. Price groaning, but
not noticing anything suspicious and
thinking that the old gentleman was
either groaning in his sleep or slightly
ill, continued on his way.
Yesterday morning the colored cook.
Caroline Waddell, reported at the
Price residence for duty, but could not
get in. Upon hearing her employer
groaning she at once became fright
ened and gave the alarm at the Na
vassa factory. Messrs. L. L. Boone,
J. C. McEichern and C. W. Stewart
went immediately to the house and
upon finding the doors and windows
locked and hearing Mr. Price groaning
broke in the front door and discovered
the ghastly crime.
Mr. Price was lying on his back a
few feet from the door, unconscious,
his face bathed in blood, and his skull
cracked in at several points, while on
the floor i.ot far away was a bloody
axe and a hoe handle about four feet
Ion?, the assassins' weapons. The
motive for the terrible deeu was plainly
apparent, as everything in the house
was in a chest and a trunk, both being
broken open and rifled
The three gentlemen acted promptly
in the matter and notihed the coroner
of this county, Dr. C. D. Bell, who
had the injured man brought to the
city and conveyed to the City Hos
pital, wherr- he and Dr. A. H. Harriss
dicTall in their power to save life, but
their fforts were of no avail and at
4.10 o'clock in the afternoon Mr. Price
passed away withf ut for ote moment
regaining consciousm trs.
The remains were prepared for
burial and then convened to Mr. J. F,
Wooivin's undertaker's establishment,
where, at 10 o'clock this morning.
Coroner Bell will impanel a jury and
hold the necessary inquest
Th funeral will be held at 3.30
o'clock this afternoon from the resi
dei ce of Mr. C. W. Stewart", 420 Red
Crof-s street, and all members of Cape
Fear Lodge No. 2, of which the de
ceased was a member, his membership
dating back to 1879, are ordered to at
tend in a body
Mr. Price was well known and high
ly thought of here. He came to Wil
mington about 1869 on the revenue
cutter Moccasin and has lived here or
hereabouts ever since. His birth place
is Johnston county this stale, and this
month he celebrated his 65 birthday
He was a step father of our well
known townsman, Mr. C. W. Stewart,!
at.d of Mr. Walter Stewart, of Phila
rne motive ror the murder was
conclusively robbery and was, no
oouot, planned carefully and in a
cold blooded manner. From all in
dications Mr. Price was just getting
ready to retire when the assassins
knocked on the front door of the
bouse. Thinking that it was a cus
tomer and never for once suspecting
that danger was lurking near, he
unlocked the door and admitted his
visitors, whom in all probability he
recognized and spoke a friendly word
to. Turning, he must have started to
lead the way into the store when the
assassins' blows fell, for he was found
only a few feet from the door. The
assassins then commenced their work
of plunder, but first coolly shutting
and locking the door, while the
stricken man struggled in agony on
the floor, for the. manner in which he
turned himself over and around was
plainly evident. After accomplish
ing their two fold diabolical object
the " assassins departed, locking the
door after going out of the house and
throwing the key away in the back
yard, where it was found yesterday
Just what the robbery amounts to is
not definitely known, as it is not
known how much money Mr. Price
had in the store at the time, but it is
certain he had change to the amount
of about $15. He also sold a piece of
property about the 1st instant to Jas.
B. Elkin and wife for $400, but
whether or not he had this amount in
the house is not known.
It is said that a short while aco Mr.
Price was way laved and robbed on the
Navassa road of a sum of money.
There is yet no clue to tbe crime.
but tracks were discovered around the
Mr. Price's skull was crushed at
several places and the entire length of
It is feared the partridge crop
will be short next season. In this
section June is the hatching montb,
and the heavy and continued rains
have doubtless drowned thousands of
the young birds.
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Saves nine. Hughes' Tonic new Improved
taste pleasant, taken in early spring and FaU
prevents Chills, Densue ana Malarial Fevers.
Acts on the liver, tones up the system. Better
than Quinine. Guaranteed, try it. At Drug
gists. 50c andtl.00 bottles.
Maior Bunch Arrived Yesterday and Now .
at Work With Col. Mlcble. j
' Tn work of laying off the cii at
Wnghtsvilitf commenced iiuajr;
mt raiDg. uiaer direction ui vyw" ,
Michie. Rapid progress
and. blue print drawings
will be pre
Mai Chas. C Bunch, f Kaieign,
assistant quartermaster general, ar
rived yesterday via the Seaboard Air
Line, and went directly to WrighU
ville and to work. He expects to he
here until about Saturday.
Col. W. A. Johnson, Maj. Champ
McD Davis, Cant. A. P. Adrian ana
Lieut. J. VanB. Metts met Majpr
Bunch at the depot and entertained
him during his short stay in the city.
Captain Adrian and Lieutenant White
accompanied him to the camp and. as
sisted in the work.
A squad from the Wilmington. Light
Infantry was also at the camp yester
day assisting in the work. The squad
consisted of Sergeant R. N. Nash, Cor
poral Hall Whitney and Privates T.
O. Orrell, Louis Hatch, Harry West
and Allen Huggins. .
Delightful Lawn Fete.
The lawn fete given last night by
the United Workers, of the . First
BaptiBt Church, on the beautiful lawn
of the edifice, was very successful,
both from an artistic and financial
standpoint. The lawn was attractive ly
decorm- d with flags and bunting and
brightly illuminated by Japanese lan
terns The lecture room of the church
was also used and was likewise tastily
decorated. There, too, an enjoyable
programme of music was rendered,
Miss Lilly Sears, of Norfolk, and Miss
Irene Peterson, of this city, being twe
of the principal participants,
The attendance was quite large, and
each and every one had a delightful
Among the ladies who made the af
fair such a success were Miss Hester
Struthers and Mrs. S H. Burtt,
Mrs. C. C. Brown, Mrs. L. L. Pritch
ard, Joseph H. Hanby, G. E. Left-
witch, H D. Stanland and Q. H.
Fire Tuesday night destroyed the
turpentine distillery of Mr. L. Walker
at Town Creek, Brunswick county
Ten barrels of rosin were consumed
by the flames. The loss is estimated
at about $125 with no insurance. As
the still was in operation Monday it
is thought that the fire started from
TWO NEGRO MEN LYNCHED.
For Complicity io the Murder of
Gray Foster Near Bentoo,
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Shrevkport.La., June 19 Frank,
better known as "Prophet" 8mithand
F. D. McLand, held at Benton for
complicity in the murder of John
Gray Foster, were taken out by a mob
to-night and strung up to a tree. They
were left dangling side by side. The
lynching occurred on the Arkansas
road about 1 miles a from the
iail. both negroes made statement be
fore death, denyiug that they had any
thing to do with the kiiliog. Smith
who was the head of the "'Church of
God" movement in ihit section and
was blamed as being responsible for
the sentiment against the whites.
which led to the dath of Foster, died
praying. McLaud was silent as he
was swung up
As Smith -as beii.tr Vd from the
iail, prior to tue excuiiua, be was
heard to say: "Lore!, jou promised
to be with me now
There were about 200 armed men in
I. the mob and they overpowered the
sherilr and jailor, taking the Keys
away from them. The lynchers claimed
that the execution of these negroes
was necesary to the preservation of
the lives of white men in this locality,
A GIGANTIC SCHEME f
To Transfer Railroads lo the United States
to the Government.
By Teie'riiuL to the Moruinv Star.
Denver, Colo . June 19 The Times
"A gigantic scheme is under way to
transfer the railroads of the United
States to the government. A Western
financier declares that within a few
years the Rockefeller, Harriman,
Vanderbilt, Gould and Morgan inter
ests would turn over to the govern
ment every line bf the railroads in the
country, the goveinment to pay the
total value of about 110,000,000,000;
a string of banks to be controlled by
the same interests to financier the
LYNCHING NEAR LAGRANGE.
Nngro Preacher Who Attempted to As
sault Mrs. Noah Davis.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
LaGrange, N. C, June 19. D. B.
Jones, the negro preacher who at'
tempted to rape Mrs. Noah Davis,
near LaGrange yesterday, was taken
from the guard house here last night
and lynched. Little can be learned
at LaGrange of the affair, save that
during the night lime cries of distress
and pistol shots rent the air, and
some who ventured forth to ascertain
the cause found the lockup had been
broken into and tbe negro would be
rapist had disappeared.
RIOTING IN RIO.
Poor Persons Killed and Twenty Others
Wounded by Police and Cavalry.
By TelevrraBh to the Horning Star
Rio Janeiro, June 19. Great in
dignation and excitement have been
aroused here by the charging of an
increased fare on the Sao Christovac
street railroad. Some cars were burned
by the rioters Monday night, and
Tuesday further excitement was
fomented by the disgruntled elements
of the population. The police and
cavalry charged at Ou vidor and in the
business di-triois, killing f ur persons
and wounding twenty. Tbe disturb
ance was continued to day and several
persons were wounded, but the excite
ment is abating. There is no political
significance in the rioting.
At the annual commencement at
Brown University, yesterday, an
nouncement was made that the de
sired $2,000,000 endowment had been
'FOR "GOOD ROADS."
The Election Held Yesterday in
New Hanover County Was
FOR ISSUANCE $50,000 BONDS.
Light Vote Cast Majority of Twelve lo
pvr nf the Measure With Part
of Harnett Township Yet to
What is known as the "good roads"
election wa 1 eld yesterday in New
Hanover county and carried by a
small maj'ority. The election was a
quiet one. In fact, it did not possess
any indications of such an occasion,
except the closure of saloons. The
polls opened and closed at the usual
hours, and according to reports re
ceived last night the vote was as fol
First Ward, 1st division . . . 137
First Ward, 2d division .... 6.1
First Ward, 3d division 78
Second Ward . ; 172
Third Ward 235
Fourth Ward. 190
Fifth Ward, 1st division ... 100
Fifth Ward. 2d division 129
Cape Fear Township 47
Harnett, Delgado division. . 77
Federal Point 7
Total...... .......1,304 665
Harnett, seventh mile post division.
All votes registered and not cast
counted against the road improve
ment by the issuance of $50,000 worth
of county bonds, with interest cou
pons attached. The votes actually
cast against were ninety eight,leaving
541 votes not cast, which, of course,
had the same effect as the ninety -
eight. The majority of twelve wil
be increased when the second division
of Harnett township is heard from.
Miss Mabel Foster Married a Son of U. S.
Senator Clark of Montana.
By Telegraph to the Horning star
Butte, Mont., June, 19. W. A.
Clark, Jr., the youngest son of United
States Senator W. A. Clark, and Miss
Mabel Foster, were marrried this
afternoon at the home of the bride's
parents, Rev. S. C. Blackiston, of St
John's Episcopal church, officiating.
Senator Clark arrived last night to at
tend the wedding and it is said that
his present to the bride was a check
for $100,000 The groom's present was
a necklace of diamonds and pearls,
said to be valued at $60,000. The
bride's gown cost $5,000. The wed
ding journey will extend to Europe
and will cover one year.
W. A. Clark, Jr., is supposed to be
worth three millions in his own right.
THERE WASN'T ANY ROW.
It Was Simply a Caae of Spontane
He was a very young man, almost
too young to be out on the street at
that time of the night, 8:30 p. in., and
his general appearance Indicated that
he had been picked up by a cyclone
somewhere during his meanderings.
He was not utterly demoralized, but
there was something in bis manner
that would lead the close observer to
the conclusion that all had not been
well with him.
"Gee!" he exclaimed as he spun
around the corner and went bump Into
"Hello," ejaculated that worthy, in
stinctively grabbing at him: "what's
"There wasn't any," responded tbe
"What are you running like. that
for?" persisted the policeman.
"I've just been up against a ease of
"You look too green to burn," chuc
kled the bluecoat.
"It's on me, just the same. My girl
lives around the corner, and I went to
see her. I thought it was all"
"Where does the combustion come
in?" interrupted the officer.
"Come out, you nxean," corrected the
"Come off!" exclaimed the officer.
"Tell me what the row is before I
"Well, that's what I'm trying to do,"
pleaded the boy. "The girl's old man
and I don't harmonize a little bit, and
When he met me at the door he fired
me so suddenly that I had vertigo. If
you don't call that spontaneous com
bustion, ' what the dickens do you call
"Oh, excuse me," apologized the po
liceman, "you run along home and get
Into your trundle bed!" and the blue
coat gently wafted the remnant on its
way. Detroit Free Press.
Farmer See here, you! You remen
ber putting two lightning rods on my
barn last spring, don't you? Well, that
barn was struck six weeks after and
Peddler Struck by lightnin?
"In the daytime?"
"No; at night."
"Must 'a' been a dark night, wasn't
"Yes; dark as pitch."
"Didn't you run lanterns up 'em on
"Never beard of anything like that."
"Well, if you don't know enough to
keep your lightnin rods showin you
needn't blame me. G-lang!" New
The Conceited Peer.
A certain conceited nobleman once
observed to Charles Towtisond. "When
I happen to say a foolish thing, 1 al
ways burst out a-laughing." Town
Bend eyed him curiously and at length
remarked In the most deliberate man
per, "Ah, I envy you your happiness,
for you must certainly live the mecri
tst life of any man In Europe."
When you are invited to a real old
fashioned woman's house for supper,
she always has floating island. This is
a sure test. Atchison f;inhe.
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MRS. BARKER TESTIFIES.
Trial of Thomas 0. Barker for Shooting
Rev. John Keller Case May Go
to Jury To-day.
Bv Telegrapn to the Mornlns: Btar.
New York, June 19. The fate of
Thomas Q. Barker, on trial at Jersey
City, N. J., for the shooting of Rev.
John Keller, may go to the jury to
morrow. The defence had practically
finished when the court rose this
evening. It is not thought prosecutor
Erwin will take lone in rebuttal.
Barker and his wife were upon the
stand to day. They told their story,
so far as the court would allow an
swers to the questions of counsel 'for
the defence, and although the record
does not show it, Mr. Van Winkle got
reference to the alleged assault before
the jury in one way, and another,
though the nature of the assault was
not brought out. The State had it
stricken put each time, hut the impres
sion went to tbe jury.
Barker on the stand told his version
of the shooting. He said he met Keller
and that Keller spoke to him. This
was in aireci couirauicuon oi ts.euei s
testimony on the stand, as he claimed
not to have met any one. Barker said
he responded to Keller's greeting t.y
calling Keller a villiac, charging him
with outraging Mrs. Barker; he then,
he said, began firing. Mr. Keilr,
when ou the stand, swore that not a
word was spoken and that he saw no
The purpose of Barker's testimony
was to show that after having broood
for a pericd of what his wife bad told
him, he was in a morbid state of mind
and when he came face to face wit a
the minister he was carried away by
feeling and began firing; that it was
sudden, violent and temporary iusani
ty, lasting but a moment, but lone:
enough to cover tbe period of the
When the court rose the defence
was bringing testimony tt support
this idea with expert medical lesti
mony. Barker admitted he bought
the revolver about the time he hrst
heard the story which worried him
and caused him sleepless nights, an i)
great mental stress. He denied,
however, that he bought it for the
purpose of shooting the clergyman."
Mrs. Barker was expected to break
down and become hysterical on the
witness stand, but a cooler woman
has seldom occupied the chair. Airs
Barker was questioned as to her cm:
nection with the Trinity mission, of
which Mr. Keller was rector.
"Why did you sever your conne'e
tion with the mission?"
"Because Mr. Keller outraged me,"
was the answer without hesitancy.
Mr. Keller sat through it all without
betraying the slightest emotion. It is
doubtful if he heard much of the testi
mony,kas most of it was in a subdued
tone, and his bearing is far from good.
A Biff Gra")K!i:M';' .
A geographical xi tl i ; .u! " b. .
out for Australia from Huston n -ui
exploring and mapMinkiu' t,ini r.
gaged a negro cook, who took m in
terest in everything hp saw While i In
party was en route a kangaroo It-'I-out
of the grass and made for tin- h-'ii-zon
with prodigious loans, au ewiit"
that interested the colored gentlci:i:i:i
from the Hub exceedingly. .
"You all have pretty wide hh-.-hIous
hereabouts. I reckons," lie said to tin
native who was guiding the party.
"Not any larger than thosn of other
countries," returned the guide most po
"Well, there must be mighty power
ful high grass roundabouts, heh?" he
"Not that I know of," replied ihe
guide. "Why do you ask such odd
''Why, I'll tell you, boss. 1 nas think
In of the mighty uncommon magnitude
of them grasshoppers." Kansas City
Knocks Their Shoes Off.
Strange s it may seem, people kill
ed in a railroad wreck art' generally
bereft of tbolr shoes by the shock In
commenting on this peculiarity an old
railroad engineer said: "A man who is
killed in a railroad - accident seldom
dies with his- boots on. I don t know
why this should be, but it Ls a fact It
is particularly true in the case of a
man who is struck by ah cngim-. and
killed. In nine cases out often, when
the body ls picked up, it will be found
minus shoes. Even men wearing heavy
top boots are not exempt from this
Strange rule. Why ls it? I guess you'll
have to ask somebody who is wiser
than I am." Philadelphia Keeord.
One can hear better with the mouth
open than shut, a fact whicb may be
verified by stopping the cars while
passing through a railway tunnel and
alternately opening and shutting one's
mouth. The increase in the volume of
sound while the mouth is open must
be experienced to be appreciated. .
A Nlant Of Terror.
"Awful anxiety was felt for the
widow of the brave General Burnhani
of Machias, Me , when the dectors said
she could not live till morning,"writes
Mrs. S H. Lincoln, who attended ber
that fearful night. "All thougTit she
must soon die from pneumonia, but
she begged for Dr". King's New Discov
ery, saying it had more than once
saved her life, and had cured her of
Consumption. After three small dps.eq
she slept easily all night, and its fur
ther use completely cured her." This
marvellous medicine is guaranteed to
cure all Throat, Chest and Lug Dis
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bottles 10c. at R. R Bellamy's drug