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WHAT THE SOUTH HAS DONE.
Everybody who knows anything
about the South knows that it has
mailt? wonderful industrial progress
within the past twentyyears and yet
so mo of the esteemed Northern
organs. which don't like our politics,
patronizingly advise us what to do
to succeed- and chide us for doing
things our own way; for trying to
take care of ourselves and preserve
government that has made 'pos
sible the progress of the past and
will insure a continuance of prog
ress in the future. Soma of the
p.ipers in the North, friendly to the
South, have not been blind tothe pro
gress made, and are not unwilling to
acknowledge it, one of which is the
Philadelphia Record, from which we
clip the following editorial:
"Philadelphia business men had
their eyes opended to the fact that the
South has become a formidable indus
trial rival to the North, during the
convention of the Southern Industrial
Association in this city last June. They
were then thoroughly convinced that
the South has ceased to fieht lost bat-
, ties, and is now engaged in winning
the v ictories of peace a nd hard work.
"Figures furnished by late official
statistics of the United States govern
ment show the industrial growth of
the South during the past twenty years
to have been phenomenal. Since 1830
5,7tT1.252 bales to 10.300,000 bales. The
capit-i invested in cotton mills has
increased from $21,976,000 to $150,
kvi.ik'O: the cotton manufactured from
1SS.7J4 bales to 1,597,000 bales. The
cotton seed oil industry was in its in-
tan cy twenty years .go, oniy ,ouu,
oott Mi:g' invested in the business.
Now ili" c- tton ssed oil capitalization
is I.W.ooo.uOO. The yearly output
of 3.uihern pig iron in 1880 was 397.
3o ions Last year it was 2,604,671
tors The Southern coal mined in that
year was 6,049,741. In 1900 the coal
output had. increased eight fold,
amounting to 48,192,053 tonsf The
rail wav mileage increased during the'
twenty years from 20,612 to 53,000.
The phosphate product increased from
lvM.iMHi to 1,550,000 tons; the petro
leum product from 179,000 to 15,000,
OOu barrels. The total capital invested
in manufactures increased from $251,
C92.o:5S to 1,000,000,000, and the manu
factured output from $445,576,462 to
H,S0i 1,000,000. The value of the grain
prrxluct increased from $571,000,000 to
tl. 2oo,noo. 000, and the exports from
i2 U,0118 to $530;317,000.
"A similar showing might be made
of the growth of the lumber, fruit,
truck farming and other industries;
but ;t i3 not worth while to extend the
list. All this advance has been made
without the addition of a single acre
to Southern territory. The South has
simply been making two blades of
grass to grow where one grew before
It has ben developing its stored and
hidden wealth of coal, iron ore and
phosphate. It has been building fac
tories to manufacture its own products
nd railways to carry them to market.
Each forward step in this march of in
dustrial development has revealed new
and heretofore undiscovered sources
of wealth. The South is justly enti
tledjp boast of its marvelous indus
trial growth d uring the past twenty
years, and the figures which reveal its
growing prosperity should convince
our own business men that Southern
trade is more and more worth seeking
pj every means that may promote
The Philadelphia business men
have been very slow in discovering
what they might have discovered
we this if they had the business
sagacity they should have had, for
they have been doing business with I
this section and might have done a
good deal - more if they had not
been so slow in learning some
things which they should have
learned, and had not depended so
ffluch on prejudiced partisan organs
far their sources of information.
Nearly thirty years, ago one of
their representatives in Congress,
Wm. D. Kelley, predicted that the
time was not far remote when the
South, which was then almost .an
exclusively, agricultural section,
would be one of the great indus
trial sections of the country. We
heard him make this prediction in
Greensboro, after a tour of the
South, and he gave his reasons for
il' When the Philadelphians read
these quoted figures in one of their
0ffn papers they may have had a
higher opinion of their Congress
man as a prophet than they had in
?J8 lifetime, although he stood very
Kh in their estimation then, as he
served to do, for he was an able,
far-8eeing man and rendered them
wo quote this editorial, eloquent
' "Sures, not only because it is in-
rCStinnr pa aYmir, fitnfhnm
jnterprise and push have done, but
because they are an overwhelming
anwer to the pleas that are being
a'loby men who are laboring to
Kepublicanize the Democratic party
01 the South and commit it to Re-
VTiT" VVvrT" : - ... . , , -
publican policies on the ground that
inese policies are essential to South
ern progress and prosperity. The
fignres produced above are what the
Retort calls evidences of "phenome
nal progress" and yet that phenome
nal progress has been made not in
pursuance of Republican polices, but
in opposition to them- They were
a dead weight which the Sonth had
to carry while struggling to make
this progress. The Southern people
were really tribute-payers, and
heavy tribute-payers, too, to the
very policies which these new evan-
" AMjyuuuiatmBm, unaer an
other name, would have the South
now endorse and support.
- The tariff system against which it
had to contend was virtually a
Northern tariff, system; which ig
nored 'the South and was mainly
for the benefit of Northern manu
facturers and. others who -were
potent factors in the Kepublican
party, potent enough to control the
tariff makers and get what they
The financial system was prac
tically a Northern system, which
gave the North all the banks it had
any use for and gave the South very
few and those only in the larger
towns , and business centers. It is
better now, for time and the emer
gencies of business and politics
have made some improvement in
The pension system is essentially
a Northern system, for nine tenths
of the pension disbursements go to
that section while the South pays
in taxes her proportionate part, and
this is the reason why , this mon
strous system is not only perpetu
ated but the. expenditures annually
These are some of the things
these so called Democratic evangels
of Republicanism would commit the
South to and have it endorse-and
They would have it also endorse
and Bupport the policy of land pir
acy seizing, under pretence of
purchase, "humanity" and "bene
volent assimilation" the territory
of weaker people, and appropriat
ing it to our own use, because it
will "pay" and help extend our
commerce with the expansion of
- They would have us vote subsi
dies to ship owners, because it
would "help our trade and build up
our commerce." To hear them talk
one would think we we're at a stand
still and that the wheels of progress
could revolve no more until we had
more markets beyond the seas, and
had subsidized ships to carry our
products natural and manufactured
to those markets.
And all this rot is in the presence
of the tell-tale, eloquent figures which
we quote from the Record, figures
achieved in spite of Kepublican
policies, land piracy and subsidized
NO ENTANGLING ALLIANCES.
There is now a big strike of the
steel workers pending, which
volves plants employing thousands I
of men, in a dozen or so of the
Northern or Western States. The
South is not directly interested in
this, because the Steel Trust, against
which the strike has been ordered,
controls no plants in theouth, and
consequently the strike does not ex
tend to this section. -There
is also a pending strike of
the Falls River, Mass., cotton mill
operatives against a proposed reduc
tion of 15 per cent, in wages, ims
strike may, if it begins, eventually
extend throughout New Jinglana.
It will not affect the Southern mills,
which have not made and do not
propose to make any reduction in
wages. They seem to be doing a
fair business, are paying satisfactory
wages and their operatives appear to
But if these operatives belonged
to a labor union connected with the
labor union of the New England
mill men, they might be ordered out
to help the strike up there, although
they had no cause of complaint and
the relations between them and their
employers were entirely satisfactory.
This shows one of the good results of
avoiding entangling alliancesgood
for both the Southern mill operatives
and the Southern mills.
Rev. W. W. Walker, of Franklin,
Vn. had a premonition that he
would die on his forty-sixth birth-
day, and he did. Two weeks before
he was taken, with fever, and felt
from the first that his 46th birth
day would be his last. Perhaps tnis
feeling had much to do with the re-
alization of tne premomwou.
It is said that if Sir Thomas Lip
ton takes that cup back to England
he will be elevated to the Peerage,
will sail into it, as it were. But
there is "many a slip betwixt the
I cup and Lip"-ton
Grasshopper pie is considered a
great feast in the Philippines. At
some seasonsin some sections of this
country we might import Filipi
nos and put them to use as pie-builders.
Russia leads all European coun
tries as-a purchaser of American ma
chinery, especially agricultural ma
chinery, and to this is attributed,
and doubtless correctly, the remark
able progress that country is making
in agriculture. '
Mr. H. A. Font, who ias riven
attention to this subject, writes that
this country will ship this year to
Russia from ten to twelve million
dollars' worth of agricultural ma
chinery, and says that during the
months of April and May the wharves
at Odessa and other Black Sea ports
are lined for miles with this machin
ery, from which it is carried to the
interior on heavily-laden trains and
put on barges on the rivers and on
backs of camels and thus transported
to the interior where they have no
railroad or water transportation.
This trade has been going on for
several years, the demand increasing
as the country is opened up for set
tlement. Some obstruction has been
put in its way by the tariff-rulings of
Secretary Gage on Russian sugar
and petroleum, thus handicapping
a flourishing industry for, the benefit
of the Sugar Trust; without putting
a dollar into the U. S. Treasury
A subscriber at Southport asks us
for some information as to Labor
By Act of Congress, approved
June 28, 1894, the first Monday in
September was designated as "Labor
Day," and a national holiday.
rrevious to that lor some years
trades unions and other labor organ
izations had their "labor days'
wnicn tney observed on their own
account, until as a recognition of
of labor, with possibly some politics
behind it, Congress made -the first
Monday in September a national
holiday. It is now observed on that
day by all the States with the ex
ception of Louisiana, where it is
.observed on the fourth Saturday in
November, and Arkansas, Delaware,
Kentucky, Nevada, South Dakota
and Wyoming, which do not as yet
observe it, but probably will fall
into line when the labor organi
zations become stronger in those
The phrase "a government of the
people, for the people and by the
people" is supposed to be of quite
modern origin and is sometime at
tributed to Abraham Lincoln as its
author. But Mrs. Meriwether, of
St. Louis. savB it dates back to
1324, when the Wickliffe Bible was
published, the preface of which con
tains this sentence: "This bible is
for the government of the people,
by the people, for the people.
Since then she has found that it had
been used at different times sub
tantially in these words by a dozen
or more speakers in this and other
A woman was recently convicted
in New York for "stealing" money
from her husband's pocketbook to
buy food for herself and children.
How is that? Isn't a man required
to feed his wife and children in New
York, and if he is too mean or bru
tal to do it, hasn't his wife a right
to dive into his pocketbook 'and help
A recently deceased crank in Min
nesota, who had accumulated cash
to the amount of "160,000, willed
$5,000 to a servant, and directed
that the remainder, after paying his
"ftmfiral expenses." be burned to
ashes, in the presence of witnesses
If he could have taken it with him
it would doubtless have been burned
- Tt is stated that the only survi
ving son of the late Premier Crispi,
of Italy.is a refugee from justice and
a convicted felon with along crimi
nal record. He spent most of his
youth in reformatories and was final
lv implicated in a burglary, when he
flai Viia ftftn-ntrv to keeD out of
UU ww j
The latest railroad scheme in New
York is a proposed stocK company
to build an elevated railway in New
York which can make with safety
200 miles an hour. We thought
something would happen when they
to talking about a iou
- i - f r
pacer in England,
Russel Sage, Btarted out for him-
... . 1 A'
self a poor boy, without eaucauou.
At twenty he was rich, and now at
the age of eighty-six he is estimated
to be worth all the way from iou,-
000,000 to $250,000,000 and isn't los-
ing any of it nor gmng it away.
According to the latest official
census of France, the population is
now 38,641,333, a gain of only 412,
000 in the past five years. The gain
in principally in the towns. Many
of the rural districts show a loss.
t BaM that the lanitors in
Borne of the Northern cities propose
r,?4nr. If this scheme mate-
rializes it may result in lock outs.
WILMINGTON, N. C., FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1901.
VETERANS IN CAMP.
Election 'of Officers of
North Carolina Di
vision, U. C. V. V
ADDRESS OF GEN. RANSOM.
The Reunion A Handsome Fist Un
forfed Pleasing Incidents Many
Visitors Veterans Left for
Their Homes Friday.
The Confederate Veterans in Camp
Aycock Thursday had most delight- '
ful weather and the camp routine
rather than being onerous was a gen
uine pleasure to the half a thousand
gallant old soldiers who had assent-
bled, many of them for the last time
on earth. Reveille was sounded at 6
A. M., and each item in the general
order issued by General Carr on the
day before was as far as possible ad
hered to. There was no dress parade
in the evening on account of a neces
sary delay of the Second Regiment
Band in reaching the Sound until af
ter the hour for the event had passed.
This was a disappointment to many of
the old soldiers, who were anxious to
"touch elbows" again, but the inte
rim between the hour appointed and
mess call at 7 o'clock was very pleas
The election of Division and Brig
ade officers took place in the pavilion
at 11 A. M. All the old officers were
re-elected unanimously as follows:
Commander, Major General Julian
S. Carr: General John G. Hall, of
Hickory, commander of the Frst Brig
ade; General W. L. London, of Pitts-
boro. Second Brigade; General James
"M Ray, Asheville. Third Brigade, and
General F. M. Parker, of Enfield.
Fourth Brigade. "These will appoint
their staff officers as early as practi
The great event of the afternoon was
the address of Senator Matt W. Ran
som to his old comrades in arms. His
main purpose was to show thaU.the
battle of Gettysburg was not the be
ginning of the end of the war between
the States. He contrasted the resources
and forces of the North and South
throughout the war. He showed that
after Gettysburg Lee sent one-third of
his men to reinforce the army of Ten
nessee and still Lte cod timed to de
feat one general after another and it
was only when GranV "as put in
charge and refused to exchange prison
ers and Lincoln enlisted negro soldiers
and the devastation of Virginia, West
Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia were
undertaken, that the tide turned. The
final failure of the Southern armies
was only by greater numbers.
The speaker paid eloquent tributes
to the women of the South and to her
soldiers, which have never been
equalled in history. They were not
rebels but patiiots. Throughout the
address there was frequent applause.
By resolution of Maj. T. L. Emory,
of Weldon, it was decided to hold the
next annual meeting of the division
at Greensboro on Aug. 20th, 1902.
The city of Raleigh was suggested as
a central location, but the meeting
was not appointed there, for lack of
Hundreds of ladies and gentlemen
from the city, including a . delegation
of ladies from the Daughters of
the Confederacy, visited the camp
during Thursday and added no little
to the entertainment of the Old sol
Notes of the Encimpment.
Mr. P. Heinsberger, assisted by Rev.
J. R. Marshall, yesterday compiled a
very accurate, though incomplete,
list of those in camp. It is for the
records of Cape Fear Camp, No. 254,
U. C. V., of this city.
Most all the camp delegations
brought their colors with them. Many
of them are very pretty.
At Division Headquarters a hand
some flag was unfurled. It bore the
inscription: "First at Bethel; Fore
most at Gettysburg and Last at Appo
mattox,". A pleasing incident of camp life
Thursday was the singing, just before
the speaking, of the "Old North State."
It was led by those gallant veterans,
Col. W. J. Woodward, Capt. James I.
Mettsand Mr. W. H. Northrop, , of
Wilmington, and the chorus was
swelled by hundreds of those "who
wore the gray" and gathered enthu
siastically about the pavilion.
Copies of Public Laws.
The Register of Deeds yesterday re
ceived from the Secretary of State 86
copies of the Public Laws; of North
Carolina for the session of the Legisla
ture of 1901. These are for distribu
tion to the Sheriff:, Register of Deeds,
members of the General Assembly
and justices of the peace of the coun
ty. Those for the officers first named
are full bound, while those for the jus
tices are half bound. Copies of the
"Public Documents" were received for
Clerk of the Superior Court and mem
bers of the General Assembly. The
Private Laws will be received in a few
TROLLEY CAR WRECKED.
Collided With a Locomotive One man
Killed and Twenty Persons lojared.
By Telegraph to tne Horning Star.
New York, Aug. 17. A trolley car
late to-night collided with a Long
Island railroad locomotive at Ken
sington crossing, in the lower part of
Brooklvn. The motorman. nameu
Lee, was;killed outright, and from
twenty to twenty -five passengers who
were on their way to Coney Island
were injured. Three of theseL it is
aaid, will die. It is said that a misun
derstanding by the motorman of the
signal caused the accident .
A Q00D WOMAN GONE.
Death of Mother Mary Augustine Kent at
I Belmont, N. C, On Tbnrsday.
i Many friends in the city have heard
wih sorrow the news of the death jot
Mother Mary Augustine Kent, of the
Convent of the Sacred Hart, Belmont,
N. C, which occurred on Thursday of
last week. She was well known by
the .Catholic Church throughout
North ' Carolina and in her taking
away her church has suffered an irre
During the epidemic of yellow fever
in Wilmington in 1862, she, with two
companions, came to nurse the fever
stricken people. Her . gentle, Chris
tian charity won the love and esteem
of all. Again, in 1869, at the invita-
tation of Cardinal Gibbons, she
came to Wilmington to establish a
convent and school for young ladies.
Solemn requiem mass for the repose
of the soul of the dead was celebrated
at the Cathedral at Belmont yester
day, after which her remains were laid
to rest in the Sisters' plot in the ad
BACK FROM FUNERAL.
Members of Col. Elliott's Family Back
From Funeral of Their Uncle.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren G. Elliott,
Jr., Mr. Charles Elliott, and Mr. Milton
C. Elliott returned yesterday from
Norfolk, where they attended the
funeral of their uncle, the late Charles
G. Elliott, who passed away at Heal
ing Springs, Va., last week. - ,
Mr. Elliott was a native of Gran
ville county, and a brother of Col.
Warren G. Elliott, president of the
Atlantic Coast Line. He has been
Treasurer of the Norfolk and Southern
Railway and held that position at the
time of his death. He married Miss
Jennette Cooper, daughter of the late
Mr. J. C. Cooper, of Oxford, a sister
of Mrs. W. H. White of Raleigh. He
was a brave Confederate soldier and
was always devoted to the Lost Cause
and its memories.
CONVICT SQUAD REINFORCED.
County Roads Will Have Services of Ten
Twelve years and four months is the
aggregate of sentences to the county
roads at the term of Superior Court
just adjourned. The number of con
victs is ten and all of them except one
are colored, xne following list com
piled by Capt. R. M. Capps, the clever
jailor, is worth the readiBg to those
interested in county affairs:
Jno. Bell, larceny, fifteen months;
Geo. Robinson, larceny, ten months;
Ben, Richardson, assault with deadly
weapon, thirty days; Mallie Russ,
larceny, twelve months; Mack Taylor,
house breaking, seven years; Joe
Blocker, larceny, eight months; Jas.
Epps, damage to personal property,
thirty days; Joe Hill, larceny, twelve
months; Julius Mitchell, assault and
battery, thirty days; George Hurst,
larceny, four months.
Interesting War Relics
Capt. Wm. H. Oliver, of Newborn,
who was in the city, yesterday called
upon Col. 5 no. L. Cantwell, the vete
ran secretary of the Produce Exchange,
and presented him with a number of
interesting war relics. Among the
number is a fac simile of the first bank
note issued under the Confederacy
and another is a copy of a note which
Capt Oliver jointly with two. other
gentlemen gave for 112,000 with which
to purchase gunpowder for the State.
Telephone Line Into Sampson.
Sampson Democrat: "There is talk
of a telephone line from Clinton to
Wilmington via Ingold. The Ingold
people are working up the scheme
vigorously and it is understood that
they have induced many of the busi
ness men of Wilmington to take stock.
Clinton merchants will also be given
an opportunity to subscribe."
As the Stab employs no trav
elling agents, bills are sent direct to
subscribers. These bills should re
ceive prompt attention.
SWIFT & CO. ROBBED.
Treasurer in New York Office Got
With Large Sum of Money.
By Teiesrapb to tne Morning star.
New York, Aug. 17. It became
known to night that the office of Swift
& Co., the Chicago packers, had been
robbed of a considerable sum - of
money by its secretary and treasurer.
The local office is incorporated as a
New "Sork corporation with a capital
of 1 100. 000. Its secretary and treas
urer was Jno. T. Hayden, 35 years of
Following his usual custom John
Chaplin, an auditor in the Chicago
offices of the company, came to this
city last Monday to make an inspec
tion of the accounts. Hayden met Mr.
Chaplin and turned over the books to
him. Tuesday Hayden was at the
office for a short time, but the next
day could not be found. Mr. Chaplin
continued in his work and at present
the loss is variously estimated at from
$10,000 to 150,000.
ALL MALES BUTCHERED.
Kurds Destroy Armenian Villages Only
Young Girls Were Spared.
By cable to tne Horning star.
London, August 17. A dispatch to
the Pall Mall Gazette from Constanti
nople says a body of four hundred
Kurds has been raiding the Damizra
district of Armenia and has destroyed
twelve villages, leaving nothing but
smoking ruins. Only the young girls
were spared. They were carried off to
the harems. All the males were ruth
THE GRAND JURY'S REPORT.
Very Comprehensive Insight to County
Affairs as Returned to the Superior
"Court Yesterday Afternoon. .
To Hon. Oliver H. Allen. Judae pre
We, the grand jury for the August
1901 term of the Superior Court of
New Hanover county, beg leave to
make the following report: We have
found twenty-nine true bills and three
not true bills, and - have made three
presentments. There were three bills
In which the witnesses could not be
found, upon which no action was
taken. We have . been somewhat
"hampered by the delay in finding wit
nesses, and. m our opinion, all wit
nesses who are known to be needed at
a certain session of court should be lo
cated before court aits.
The jury visited the jail and found
it in good condition as to cleanliness.
We heard no complaint from the pris
oners as to treatment, those spoken to
saying the treatment was good. We
found the glass broken from some
swinging sash in the basement. We
would recommend that the glass be re
placed and that suitable hooks be pro
vided to fasten the windows back when
open and, prevent slamming by wind.
The registers in the main prison are
worn out and should be replaced be
fore winter. .There is also a broken
place in the iron ceiling of the base
ment which should be fixed.
We visited the rock quarry and
prison at Castle Haynes and found the
prison in a cleanly condition, the
prisoners well satiated as to their food
of which, in our judgment, plenty is
supplied. We would sugget that meat
for the convict s be bought in smaller
quantities than box lots, especially dur
ing hot weather. We commend the
county physician and the manager of
the institution for the sanitary precau
tions taken to guard the health of the
inmates, there being only three fever
eases and they are convalescent. The
portable prison which is kept station
ary here until needed for use on the
road, should have boards placed un
der its wheels to protect the rims, as
its weight sinks the tire under the sur
face of the ground. From our obser
vation, 'we are of the opinion that the
work at the quarry and on the road is
being done as economically as possi
ble under existing circumstances. The
road plow or scraper we found about
four miles from town just outside of
the road in the bushes. We reoom
mend that it be placed under shelter,
as we understand it has been unused
for a month or more.
At the County Home .we found a
general cleaning up going on. The
walls of the kitchen and colored dor
mitory were being whitewashed. Iron
covers for the cistern, spoken of by
former grand juries, have been order
ed and will soon be in position. We
recommend that the broken terra
cotta sewer under the lead pipes from
the dormitory of the colored inmates
be repaired and extended in such a
manner as to take the water entirely
away from the building, there being a
bad washout under the pillars of the
back piazza of this house. All the in
mates of this home speak well of their
treatment and our opinion is thai a
better keeper than the present encum
bent would be hard to find. We think
that the iron ceiling of the kitchen
should be painted as it is rusty.
We note tbe change in the court
room and believe it will tend to make
it more comfortable for all who have
business there. The painting which
is in progress on the Interior of the
building is needed. We desire to call
attention to cobwebs and dirt in the
windows of several offices. We would
suggest that the water in the base
ment be attended to at once, ana mat
the work be made permanent. Also,
we recommend that the hall floor be
strengthened by permanent posts and
Having finished our work we would
ask to be discharged.
J. F. Littleton. Foreman.
W. C. Armstrong, Clerk.
AT ASHEVILLE, N. C.
Trains On All Lines Are Completely Tied
Up by Landslides and Washouts.
One Man Killed.
By Telegraph to tbe Morning Star.
Asheville, N. 0., Aug. 17. The
railroad situation to-day, as a result of
the heavy rains, is worse than it has
been at any time during the down
pour of the past week. One man has
lost his life in a cave-in in a tunnel.
Trains on all lines are completely
tied-up and the Asheville and Spartan
burg division of the Southern has
practically ceased operations.' No
trains have been heard from on tnis
Another big slide occurred on Salu
da mountain to-day. There is a num
ber of washouts and the road bed is
entirely submerged by water for long
distances, on the entire line, from
Spartanburg to Asheville. Train No.
13, from Columbia, due here yesterday
at 7 p. m., reached Asheville this morn
ing fifteen hours late. Passenger train
No. 40, due to leave Asheville at 9 p.
m., for the South, was annulled last
night, and No. 14, going in the same
direction, due to leave here at 7:05
this morning, was not sent out. It is
expected that a train will be run over
the Ashevilie and Spartanburg division
some time during the night Number
89 was made up here this morning and
was sent out to Morristown.
There is serious trouble reported on
the Asheville line between Black
Mountain and Round Knob. By a
cave-in of a tunnel one man lost his
life and this morning's trains were de
layed about ten hours. The longest
tunnel on the mountain, the Swanna
noa, 1,800 feet in length, began caving
in at one end and a section crew and
working train were sent out at once to
repair the damage. Section Master
Robinson was at work in the tunnel
and in the very midst of the slide,
when the working train pushed its
way through, running over him and
killing him instantly.
Every effort possible is being made
by the Southern officials to get the
road-bed cleared. All wrecking crews
and bridge forces are at work as well
as all section men in the division.
The German steamer Alene, run
ning in the Atlas branch of the Hamburg-American
line,- ran down and
sank the pilot boat James Gordon
Bennett yesterday and drowned three
5ilots and the cook of the Bennett,
he accident occurred near the Scot
land lightship, while the pilot boat
was lying hove to on Sandy Hook bar,
about ten miles east of Sandy Hook.
August Term of One Week Ex
pired by Limitation Last
HAUSER INCENDIARY CASE.
Defendant Qave Increased Bond motion
to Quash Continued With Trial Until
November Matter Involving
City Tax Ordinance.
The August term of the Superior
Court expired last midnight by limi
tation. Judge Allen jwill leave at once
to convene a special term of Pitt Supe
rior Court which was made necessary
by the continued illness of Judge
Bryan, of Newborn.
The closing day's session was marked
by a clearing up of the odds and ends
on the docket preparatory to the next
term, which does not convene until
the first week in November, the
morning session was occupied princi
pally id the hearing of the case of
Wm. Johnson, a colored ice cart
driver, for violation of- the city ordi
nance requiring all vehicles to be
tagged. Judge E. K. Bryan appeared
for the defence and City Attorney
Wm. J. Bellamy for the municipality.
A motion was made by . defendant to
dismiss the .warrant but the motion
was refused and defendant excepted.
A special verdict was rendered and the
court held the defendant not guilty.
The plaintiff excepted and appealed to
the Supreme Court. The ordinance
was found defective in that .it made
by its 'verbiage "the truck, wagon,
dray or cart" subject to the fine in
stead of the drivers thereof. This law
has been on the books for several
Herbert McClammy, Esq., secured
a new trial for his client, Jeff Bald
win, charged with the larceny of a
razor hone from his father-inlaw. A
technicality in the testimony of wife
against husband was raised and a
former verdict . of guilty set aside.
Defendant was released on bail until
In the case of the Virginia Caro
lina Chemical Company, vs. G.
W. Westbrook, plaintiff moved
for judgment by - default but it
appearing to the court that - this
being a criminal term and that the
defendant had no notice except sum
mons in this cause, the court refused
the motion, and plaintiff excepted and
appealed ; bond fixed at $25. -
George Hurst, colored, was found
guilty of larceny and sent to the roads
for four months.
In the case of J. W. Cotton vs.
Sirs. Susan Moore, Eugene S. Martin,
Esq., was appointed referee. I
In thft case of Edward Wootten vs.
W. & W. R. R., E. K. Bryan, Esq.,
was appointed referee.
The most interesting proceed
ing of the day was in connection
with the Hauser case, in which
the defendant is charged With bunk
ing his store last Sunday night
The case was called and Solicitor
Duffy asked that the bond be made
$1,000 instead of $400 as fixed in the
municipal court.- There was argument
pro and con on this question which
ultimately resulted in Judge Allen's
naming the amount at $600, justified.
The defendant is represented by Messrs.
Bellamy Peschau and Brooke G.
Empie, Esq. ; the prosecution by City
Attorney Wm. J. Bellamy, Herbert
McClammy - and Marsden Bellamy,
Esqs. Upon the fixing of the bond,
there was a plea in abatement and
motion to quash. The motion was
continued until next term. Leave
was allowed the prosecution to amend
and answer plea. The plea and motion
to quash is as follows:
The defendant Hauser, through his
attorneys, hereby enters the following
pleas in abatement and requests the
court to quash the bill of indictment
found in this cause upon the following
First That the Solicitor of the Su
perior Court as he is informed and
believes, while the grand jury was de
liberating on the bill of indictment in
this cause, was sent for by the grand
jury and went into the grand jury
room, before said body of grand ju
rors, and was consulted by the grand
jury as to the finding of the bill.
Second That one of the grand ju
rors, H. L. Peterson, has a suit pend
ing and at issue in the Superior Court
of this county.
Third That the grand jury as now
.constituted is illegal, as they were
drawn from a box the names in which
were selected and the list revised in
the month of July, 1901, when it
should have been selected and revised
on the first Monday in June, 1901,
and if then revised should not have
been added to or interfered with in
The defendant was ordered in cus
tody of the sheriff until the required
bond was given. . He went to jail, but
at 6 o'clock last evening the bond was
arranged in the sum of $600, with the
-following sureties: H. Wentzensen,
F. W. Ortmann, Paul Caase, F. H.
Krabnke, F. G. Punke and Leger
Meyer. The bond is regarded as a
very strong one.
BOER WAR VIRTUALLY OVER.
Botha Concentrating Troops for Surren
der in Pursuance of Agreement.
By cable to the morning star.
London, Aug. 17. The Sun to day
says it hears that the concentration of
General Botha's forces at Hondweni,
on tbe borders of Zululand, announced
in a dispatch from Durban last night
does not foreshadow a fight with Glen.
Botha, but-his surrender, in pursuance
with an understanding reached be
tween General Botha and Lord Kitch
The Sun adds that the government
is satisfied that the war is virtually
over; that Lord Milner, now on. his
way back to uouin Africa, naa in ms
pocket the draft of a complete consti
tution and plans for the future gov
ernment of the annexed territories.
Faison Journal: Lightning ,
struck a tree in Mr. L. B. Coleman's
yard a few days ago and slightly
touched up a negro' who was standing
under the tree eating water melon.
The melon was knocked from his
hands and shattered. '
; Fayetteville Observer: The boy
triplets born to Mr. and Mrs. George
W. Arnett, of Hope Mills, have been
named. Their names now are: Rasper,
Melchior and Beltbasar, after the threo
Kings of Colon, or the Wise Men of
1 Littleton Reporter: Mr. B. P.
Copper received severe bruises last
Wednesday night. He was sleeping
in a three story building. While asleep
he walked out of the window of his
room, falling heavily to the ground. '
We understand no bones are broken,
and are glad to hear that he is getting
i Washington Progress : The
crops in the upper portion of Hyd
county are tbe best they have been for
years.. Thev are damaged some by the
rains, .'but for which they would have
had crops unheard of. Another
attempt was made last Friday night to
burn the A. C L. passenger depot The
would be incendiary left his hat light-
wood splinters and a can of oiL It was
late and very dark. Capt Rosa Cox,
the night watchman, went around on
the rear of the depot between the
building and the empty cars and walk
ed on the man. He , jumped up and
ran off, leaving the articles named. He
was unable to say whether the man
was white or colored.
Fayetteville New Era: At the
instance of counsel for Mrs. Ellen
Boney, Mr. Geo. W. Boney was ar
rested in Rocky Mount on Tuesday,
charged with - the abduction of the
child of Mrs. Boney (his child) and
required to give bond for his appear
ance for trial in Fayetteville on 23d
inst. Capt J. O. Huske, who las
returned from an extended business
trip through some of the eastern coun
ties, reports crops such a complete
failure in that section, that the farmers
are returning in large numbers horses
and mules bought on crop time. He
considers the crop prospects in Cum
berland better than in any county
through which he has travelled.
Washington Gazette : More
hay will be raised in this county this
season, provided the weather is favor
able to curing than ever before. The
majority of our farmers are turning
their attention to the raising of hay .
and large quantities of the home made
article will be placed on the market
for sale, and what is still better, our
farmers are at least realizing it is one
of their most profitable crops, remark
ed one of our farmers. A gentle
man suggests that mosquitoes might be
the probable cause of the rapid spread
of the disease that is affecting horses
in Hyde county. He says the farmers
in losing horses remove them to be de
voured by buzzards, that the mosqui
toes feed on them and afterwards bite
a healthy animal, and the disease is
propagated in this manner.
Asheville Citizen: Jake Garrett,
aged 40 years, was run over and killed
Tuesday afternoon near Paint Rock
by No. 40 passenger train due here at
7 o'clock. The accident occurred just
beyond Paint Rock and about six
miles from Hot Springs. Garrett had
been at Marshall attending court and a
coincidence is brought about by his
death. He had a law suit before this
term of the court in which he was
suing the 'Southern railway for dam
ages for a similar fatality, which re
sulted in the death of his daughter,
near the same place. Garrett's daugh
ter was killed by the train several '
years ago near the same place where
he met his death and the suit for dam
ages was to have been heard this week.
He left Marshall yesterday afternoon
about 4 o'clock on the west bound
train for Hot Springs. He had been
drinking, it is said, and did not leave
the train at his destination. However,
he was put off the train near Paint
Rock on account of not having a
ticket The engineer of the east bound
passenger train discovered Garrett in
a kneeling position on the track just
this side of a sharp turn in the track,
though it was too late to stop the train.
Garrett's head was crushed and one of
his ears cut off. He was taken to Hot
Springs where he lived only about an
Danbury Reporter: A steady
downpour- has been going on this
week since Monday morning and up to
the present writing there is no sign of
a let up. The corn crop on Town Fork
is a total failure where the floods
reached it and on many of the smaller
streams in this section of the county .
water has created havoc. As a further
calamity, chinchbugs are aaid tobe ,
creating destruction to corn largely.
Tobacco crops are also generally sorry. '
The watermelon crop was a failure,
and few gardens have done real welL
One- Lummie Mabe, who has.'
recently developed or degenerated
from a plain, harmless country boy
into a desperate, lawless ruffian, in
dulged in a good deal of mischief at
Arch Steven's distillery Friday night
He drew a pistol and without provo
cation shot at a negro, Albert Harris,
once or twice, the ball grazing the
latter's shoes. He then went to Matt
Mabe's store and wantonly shot at a
drummer who was passing along the.
road. Afterwards he fired a shot or'
two at some chickens in one of the
Stevens' yard, and the housewife com
ing to the door and expostulating with
him for the act he drew his pistol on
the woman, but she slammed the door
in his face.
STORM AT FORT MORGAN.
Buildings Blown Down and Other Dam
age Done Camps Flooded With
Water Waist Deep.
By Telegraph to the Homing star. .
Mobile, Ala., Aug. 17. The first
advices received from the lower bay
since the storm came to-day by the
quartermaster's steamer Poe. For
three hours the storm blew at the rate
of 60 miles an hour at the fort The
mess hall was badly damaged and the
building adjoining was unroofed. The
tents used by the workmen were blown
breakwater was washed off. The rail-
road track acted, as a breakwater for
the camp, but finally gave way and
tne camp was noooea witn watea waist
deep. The schooner Foster was dis
mantled, but all hands are reported
A small schooner hailing from Bay
St Louis is ashore on Sand Island and
a large cattle steamer is aaid to be
ashore eight miles east of Pensacola.
The storm is said to have cut Sand
Island into three parts.
At Fort Gaines the United States
engineers' docks were badly damaged.
The sloop used for carrying passengers
and freight from Fort Gaines to Fort
Morgan is on the beach. The small
wharf on the north side of the fort was
: At Navy Cove the storm was espe
j cially severe. The family of Captain
Alexander Johnson was rescued by
boat Many houses were flooded.
Chauncey Boyer, a farmer living
near Sparta, Ga., was ahot and killed
yesterday by C. A. Brookin, a neigh
bor, near the' home oi tne latter.
Brookin is In jait Boyer leaves a
wife and child.