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WILMINGTON, N. C,
1 .00 A TEAR IN ADVANCE.
n oio v-ooo 4 ot o ie do
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ftterfA at the Post Office at ilmtgtoa, N. C, at
Second Clan Mffter.1
The subscription price of the "We'-Jy Star la ai
Single Copy 1 year, portage paid ,,,$1 80
? ' d month " " fte
" 3 moathi "
HE IS DEAD.
The dreaded has happened and
the life which for eight days lias
hung in the balance has gone out
ami cast a shadow of gloom over
this whole land. The wire which
clicked the sad announcement of
hi?" death brought sorrow to every
household, to the millions who
since the , assassin shot was fired
prayed that the life of the stricken
President might be spared. -
The fear and solicitude that fol
lowed the shock at the horrid deed
gave way to a feeling of hopefulness
with the encouraging bulletins sent
out from day to day by the attend
ant physicians until the belief be
came general that he would survive
and get well. The gloomy bulletins
oi r naay tnereiore came as a
terrible shock that brought with it
"grief and despair.
Throughout all this ordeal he
borhimself bo bravely, so calmly,
submitted to the inevitable with
3uch masterly self control that no
word of impatience, of complaining,
or of resentfulness at the perpetra
tor or the abettors of the deed that
cost his life escaped his lips. He
bore it all with the submission of a
martyr and was the most resigned
to his possible fate of all those who
were associated with him officially
or otherwise. He was calm and
hopeful when they were gloomy, de
pressed and despondent.
The country had hoped and pray
ed that he would recover for its sake
and for his, and for the wife of his
bosom, to whom thiough their whole
wedded life he has been so beauti
fully devoted, and when its hopes
were blighted and the tragic end
came, the great heart xf the people
wa3 stricken with grief, and the
tears of millions fell with the tears
of that loving wife who saw the life
go out of the man she loved and
whom the American people loved
and honored as they have loved and
honored few men.
They mourn the man whose pri
vate life, domestic virtues and
amiable qualities endeared him to
all who knew him or knew of them ;
they lament the passing away, even
if it were in the natural course of
events and not by the hand of vio
lence, of a man who in his exalted
position had grown upon them from
year to year until all honored him
aa a well meaning, broad-minded,
liberal-viewed, patriotic President,
who lived and labored for his conn
try's welfare and for every section
- Thia will be the best foundation
f or-his fame, and when he lies on
his bier, the Bweetest and purest
flowers that will rest upon it will
come from the Sunny South.
As an illustration of what farm
machinery has. done in the way of
increasing production, and as a stim
ulant to Florida farmers to keep up
with the procession, the Jackson
ville Times- Union calls attention to
the fact that while the number' of
farm laborers in this country has
only doubled sinco 1850, "we pro
duce four times as much corn, six
times as much wheat, eight times as
much cotton, from twenty to a hun
dred times as much hay, beef, pork,
mutton, butter, chickens and eggs,"
in all of which machinery figures di
rectly or indirectly.
There is a movement on foot in
Pittsburg to raise a fund to erect a
monument to Parker! the Georgia
negro who jumped on Czolgosz,
floored him and prevented him from
shooting a third time at the Presi
dent. Parker wouldn't give a flip
for a monument. Better take the
money and buy him a farm and a
snug home in Georgia, where he
might pass the rest of his days, live
and be joyful.
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-y .Mwaioja la the SOUTH. "I
It has frequently been remarked
since the lamented President Mc-
Kinley was shot by the assassin
Czolgosz that snch an .event could
not have happened in the South, I S00, honest, industrious and law
for there are ho anarchists here. He 1 re8pectinS people, the South is the
might, as far as the people of the T most thoroughly American section of
South are concerned, have gone ke ion, and being still ' an agri
from one one end of it to the other cnltural secfion there are few large
without the escort or attendance of I
oven one life guard, while he never
went anywhere in the North and
West without detectives, and on
some occasions without mounted
bodyguards. While this is no re
flection upon the Northern people
as a people, it is true, and there are
oij guuu reasons ior u. xney are
so fully embraced in the following I
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Philadelphia Press, that we give it
here entire. Under the heading of
"Immigration and Anarchism," it
"There is no question that the num
ber of advocates of anarchism has
largely increased in this country dur
ing the past twenty years. Where
does this increase come from? No in
telligent person will assert that any
number of native-born Americans of
the second or third generation, or over,
have been converted to anarchism.
There is no evidence of it. The very
freedom of the country is against na
tive growth of that heresy. The abun
dance ot opportunities, the liberty of
action, the many chances to improve
one's material condition are all anti
dotes to that mental state necessary to
the reception of anarchism as a rule of
"Where does the increase of An
archists come from, thenf There is
only one reply to this question. The
putrid stream of anarchism mast' be
fed by immigration. The official fig
ures bear out this supposition. The
folio wing table shows the changes in
the character of immigration from
1882 to 1901, the gain or loss per cent
in the number of immigrants from the
different countries being given in the
last two columns:
Immigrants from -1883. 1901.
Alt countries. 783,99a 487,918
Austria-Hungary . . . "29,150 113.390
Germany 850.630 81,651
Denmark 11618 3.655
France . 6,004 3.150
Norway.. 89,101 12,248
RuSBla 8 1.690 85.257
8weden 64 607 83,831
Switzerland........... 10.844 8,331
England 82,894 12,214
Ireland... 74,432 80,561
Scotland 18,937 8,070
"The lesson this table teaches can
be easily drawn. The best' class im
migrants this country has ever re
ceived have come from England,
Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Sweden
and Norway, Denmark and the
Netherlands. But the immigration
from everv one of these countries
shows a marked decline in 1901 as
compared with 1882 On the other
hand the least desirable class of immi
grants this country has come from
Europe has come from Austria-Hun
gary, Italy and Uussia. It is in the
last two of these three countries that
anarchism and nihilism have their
largest number of advoates and have
been preached most persistently. And
it is a fcignincant fact that the immi
gration from each one ot these coun
tries shows a large and rapid increase.
It is only reasonable then to con
clude that the increase in the number
of Anarchists and Nihilists in this
country is due to the tnerease in the
immigration from those countries
where tne adherents of these doctrines
are the strongest. This fact can be
made plainer by grouping the immi
gration from theseXcountries by itself
and showing its increase. This is done
in the following tables
1883. 1901. 1882. 1901.
Italy...... 32,159 135,996 4.0 27.9
Russia.... 2 1,5 90 85.257 2.7 17.4
Totals .r 53,749 221,253
"In the fiscal year ending June 30tb,
1901, the immigration from these two
countries was over four times greater
than it was in 1882. As the advocates
of anarchism iu this country have in
creased in about the same proportion
in the same time it is only reasonable
to assert that the increase has been
caused by the growth in the immigra
tion from those countries where An
archists and Nihilists are most numer
ous. These facts should impress Con
gress with the need of a change in the
immigration laws that will make pro
vision for a more rigid sifting of the
immigrants seeking this country."
We not only permit to enter our
ports the indiscriminate herd from
the countries which breed anarch
ism and1 nihilism and the more
harmless socialism, but we admit
avowed anarchists and nihilists,
permit them to organize their so
cieties, hold public meetings, pub
lish papers disseminating their doc
trines and advocating and defending
assassination and eulogizing and
making heroes of the assassins.
They are under no -restraint or
police surveillance and are as free
to advocate chaos and murder as
the preacher is to preach Christ crnci
fied and even freer than some are to
preach doctrines that are new and
disapproved of for some reason or
for no reason. ,
By this "tolerance and this broad
latitude of personal liberty and free
dom of speech and of the press they
have become emboldened until they
defy public sentiment and threaten
with assassination any and all who
incur their enmity. -
" Some cities and districts in the
North and West are honeycombed
with them, "and there are probably
thousands of them in the North to
day with the probabilities against
their being one in the South.
The figures gdven in the editorial
which we reproduce from the Press,,
explains this, for there has been no
immigration of the elements of
which anarchism is composed into
the South. One might travel from
on eendof it to the other without
meeting a Russian or a Pole, and
with the exception of New Orleans
where the Mafia society has existed
among the worst element of thfi Ital
ians, but few Italians, those gener-
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aiiy oi a sober, industrious class.
who are frying to, earn an honest
"ving and are law abiding.
With, her small number of foreign
"orn citizens, most of whom are
Clties Ior tne reckless, incendiary,
society-destroying element to gather
in and to grow.
This fact has i Tbeen recognized and
acknowledged by such men as Sen
ator Hoar and others on 'visits to
the South, and this is one of the
causes that gives the South the
proud, enviable distinction of not
bein2 a congeniaTaection f or anarch
lira tvr oougg!n.
On the death of President Mc
Kinley, "Theodore Roosevelt became
President of the United States1. The'
untried pilot goes to the helm to
succeed the experienced one who
had stood faithfully at the wbieel for
nearly five years,- and1 guided "the
ship safely through troublous
waters. How the new pilot may fill
his place, whether well or otherwise,
remains to be seen, but there is hope
entertained, even by those who
have not been favorably impressed
by him, that with the-' grave and
mighty responsibilities that will de
volve upon him, will come thought,
sober reflection and a tempering
down of that impulsive, impetuous,
aggressive disposition that has been
such a striking characteristic of the
man, and has been no small factor
in giving him the, fame, and lifting
him to the eminence he has at
tained. We are among those that enter
tain that hope and believe that
while Theodore Roosevelt will never
make the well-poised, conservative,
self-forgetting President ' that Wil
liam McKinley did, he will agree
ably disappoint those who had
formed these opinions of the man
from his aggressive, strenuous utter
ances and pen pictures in the pub
lic journals of the country, both of
his own and other parties.
One thing that can be said of
him and that is that he is a man of
mind,and of individuality enough to
give him force of character. He is
also a student of history, and while
ambitious his ambition has been an
honorable one. He seeks the applause-of
his countrymen, but at
the same time endeavors to de
serve it. He is a partisan, an as
sertive, aggressive partisan, but he
may prove broadminded, liberal and
patriotic enough, now that his am
bition has in a measure been attain
ed to leave much of that partisan
ship behind him when he enters up
on the Presidential office and realize
that to win the plaudits of his
countrymen and lasting fame, as
his lamented predecessor did, he
must prove more of a patriot than
As Governor of New York his
administration was creditable and
was not marred by any blotches of
incompetency or of eccentricity,
and if he has the good judgment to
surround himself with conservative.
broad-viewed counsellors, there is
no reason why he should not make
a President who will perform the
duties of his high office with honor
to himself and benefit to his
country. That he may, at least let
As for the South it need not be
solicitiouslv concerned about the
course he mav pursue, for there
has been no manifestation by him
of unfriendliness to this section,
but on the contrary he has always
spoken kindly of the South, from
which hid mother sprang,
Mr. Herman, of what was once
Garfield county, in Kansas, lives in
the finest house anywhere there
abouts, and it didn't cost him a
red. The county went out of busi
ness as a county, the boom town in
which the court house was located
busted, he squatted on the quarter
section on which' it was built,
entered it as a homestead and took
nossession of the house and there
he has lives ever since with "no one
to question his proprietorship.
While the Congressmen are away
Washington is trying to reform and
have things orderly,' therefore a law
-has been passed making unlawful
in the District of Columbia the pres
ence of any ,fiwU parrot or birdj
or other feathepdor haired vocalist
which by offensively crowing, cack
ling, talking or singing or other
noise shall disturb the serenity
and comfort of any neighborhood.
At a recent re-unipn of a family
named Chick, m Maine, there were,
five sisters, the oldest of whom was
eighty-eight years, the- youngest
seventy." Their combined ages were
470 years. These were no spring
Senator Mason, of Illinois, asks
I "how does a U. S. Senator earn his
- 1 salary?" He earnihis by running a
wind mill. -
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 20,
Great Sorrow Manifest in Wil
mington Over Death of Presi
dent Wm. McKinley. V
MASS MEETING SATURDAY.
Resolutions of Kespet to Dead Chieftain
and Many Eloquent, and Personal .
Tributes Telegram Sent to.
Perhaps in no Southern city was
there apparent Saturday more out
ward or unmistakable manifestation
of the deep gloom that has fallen over
the nation in the death of its Presi
dent, than in Wilmington. '
Mr. McKinley 's death, was the all-
important topic discussed on the
streets, in offices and places' of busi
ness, and deep and personal; was the
regret expressed by every Flags
over private and public buildings and
over vessels in the harbor were at half
mast and there were many other evi
dences of the great loss felt by the
people, regardless of political creed,
class or condition of men. . The Pro-,
duce Exchange, while open to mem
bers, was the scene of no transac
tions in the commercial world
and the miniature flags over the
desk of the secretary were an-
propriately draped. Holiday hours,
as far as business would permit, were
observed at the United States build
ings and officials were alike in ex
pressing the most profound sorrow
upon the death of their chief.
At the service in the Temple of
Israel Saturday morning Rev. Dr.
Mendelsohn, the Rabbi, made a most
touching reference to the death, eulog
izing the life and character of the de
The mass meeting of citizens in the
Court House, to take' action in ref
erence to the death of the President,
was indeed a most representative one.
The large court room was full to over
flowing with men who entered heart
ily and sympathetically into the spirit
of the hour. The meeting was held at
10 o'clock and Mr. Hugh MacRae was
called to the chair. Rt. Rev. Bishop
A. A Watson offered a very fervent
prayer and upon motion of Mr. John
S. Armstrong the following committee
was named to pass upon any resolu
tions that might be offered: Messrs. J.
C. Stevenson, W. R. Kenan, H. W.
Malloy, A. M. Waddell and W. E.
The resolution embraced in the fol
lowing telegraphic transmission to
Secretary Cortelyou.with a request for
conveyance of the sentiment to Mrs.
McKinley, was then unanimously
"September 14, 1901.
'At a representative public meeting
of the citizens of Wilmington, N. C,
held this morning at 10 o'clock, the
following resolution was passed unan
imously, and this committee was in
structed to send the same to Mrs. Mc
Kinley. Will you kindly convey the
resolution to her?
" lEe8olved. That on this day, while
we mourn with the whole country for
our dead President and listen rever
ently to the messages of sympathy
which are pouring in from ail tne
nations of the earth, we deem it a
mournful duty, as a community, to
express our sorrow for the sufferings
and death of William McKinley, our
fellow citizen the soldier, statesman
and patriot feeling, as we do, that
we have not only experienced a na
tional but also a personal affliction.
"His lofty character, his calm, wise
statesmanBhiD and his excellent diplo
macy in handling our foreign affairs
during a very trying and exciting
period of the world's history nave
moved the hearts of the people as the
heart of one man is moved and have
brought the country to the front line
of the ruhnt? world powers.
"President of the whole people, ana
sustained by the loyalty of all tne
States he has "commanded for us the
resnect of all foreign potentates.
"Wtiilst nis xinaiy personality, nis
eminent services, his patience and
beautiful fortitude in these last anxious
days have endeared him to the hearts
nf all cood citizens.
"We extend to bis devotea wite ana
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to his family our respectful sympathy.
"H. C. McQueen,
"H. W. Malloy,
Chairman MacRae, when the reso
lution had been feelingly adopted,
stated that it was also the purpose of
the meeting to hear from those who
personally desired to say something
in honor of the departed 'President
He then called upon Mayor Waddell,
who spoke an eloquent tribute, which
was listened to attentively. He rei
ferred to his acquaintance with Mr.
McKinley when he was in Congress
and his impression of the man and
officer. He was a gentleman with as
clean a record as any man
in nublic life. His devotion to
his wife was remarkable and beau
tiful. Although many differed with
the late President in politics, none
dared to question his political dr per
sonal integrity. Mayor Waddell closed
a beautiful speech with these words:
"Would to God that a large propor
tion of the Northern country could
realize the feeling in the South. I do not
believe any locality is more honest and
sincere than this community. God save
Hon. John D. Bellamy began a very
feeling and eloquent tribute by saying
that a great calamity has befallen the
country and it is to be deeply deplored.
Anarchy, he said, should be stamped
out of the country. No man had ever
been President of the United States
who enjoyed a greater respect of his
people than Mr. McKinley. Mr! Bel
lamy said he had. a personal acquaint
ance with the President. He was easily
approached and in his company
one felt at perfect ease. He had a
fullness of heart and tenderness rare
ly found in the public men of to-day.
The people should meet the blow that
has befallen them and make the best
of it. . ;.. :
: Rev. Dr. A. D. McClure next spoke
tenderly of the dead ruler and the
great calamity which has come' upon
his people. During the hour of the
funeral he suggested that another
public meeting be held and that the
church bells of the city be tolled dur
ing the time.
: The suggestion was favorably re
ceived, and it was the sense of the
meeting that business houses close so
that 'all may attend the meeting and
show proper reverence.
Rev. Dr.' A. G. Voigt next express
ed his entire accord with the spirit of
the meeting and the eulogies that bad
' Rev. Dr. Calvin S. Black well spoke
in exceedingly appropriate and touch
ing language of the death of the
President and .recited the great anx
iety' of a v devoted -people since the
newsf tb assassination spread like
wildfire a week ago. Each of the
three Ptbsidentt whohave fallen at
the hands of assassins was noted for
his domestic virtues. He closed his
very beautiful tribute by saying:
"My own heart wears a tenderness for
the noble and heroic woman whom
the man now in death has just nursed
to recovery by his love."
Mr. J. W. Norwood reciied the
events leading up to and the circum
stances surrounding the assassination
of the three presidents who had died
at the hands of diabolical men. The
killing of Mr. McKinley was the most
unmitigated, reprehensible and cow
ardly of all. He said he knew of no
more apt parallel in history than the
murder of our Blessed Savior, who
was betrayed with a kiss by Judas
Mr. D. L. Gore spoke in splendid
language of the late President and his
many virtues and capabilities. "We
nonor ourselves in honoring the dead
President," said Mr. Gore.
Collector of Customs Jno. C. Dancy,
the only colored man presant, asked to
be pardoned for his interruption dur
ing their labor of love. He spoke elo
quently of the president and paid one
of the most beautiful tributes of the
meeting to his memory.
Mr. W, M. Cumming next spoke
and impressed the people with the idea
that President Roosevelt be given the
utmost spirit and confidence.
Mr. H. C. McQueen concurred in
the sediment expressed by Mr. Cum
ming in regard to President Roosevelt
and upon Mr. McQueen's motion, a
verba! resolution extending the sj m
pathy of the community to the new
President in this great hour thrust
upon him, was unanimously adopted.
The Stab regrets that space forbids
a more complete reference to all the
beautiful tributes paid to the Presi
dent's memory, but it will suffice to
say that each one was sincere and
couched in the most appropriate and
MASS MEETING IN RALEIGH.
Resolutions Adopted by the Council of
State Upon the Death of President
McKinley Gov. Aycock.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C Sept. 14. The
North Carolina Council of State met
to-Say and adopted resolutions expres
sive of profound regret at the death of
William McKinley, President of the
United States. The following are
some features of the resolutions:
'That his high personal character.
his domestic virtues, his courage dis
played in following convictions of
duty, and his neroic struggle to re
cover from the effects of the assassin's
shot, iu order to give the people of our
common country the benefit of his
services, and to win their admiration
for faithful perfor nance of duty, merit
our warmest commendation.
"That we view with horror the
dastardly act of the assassin who
struck down the President of the
United States while expressions of
Peace on earth and good will to men'
had scarcely died away from his lips;
and we note with alarm within the
borders of our free republic the pres
ence of bands of anarchists bound by
secret ties of infamy to red handed
"That we hereby express our hearty
approval of all legislation, both State
and national, within the limits oi tne
constitution, designed to prevent a
recurrence of great crimes similar to
the one which we to-day lament, and
to suppress and exterminate the spirit
of anarchy in all cases by providing
swift and adequate punishment."
There was a mass meeting of citizens
to-night during which brief addresses
were made by Governor Aycock,
United States Senator F. M. Simmons,
ex Senator Marion Butler, Chief Jus
tice Furches, and Associate Justice
Douglas of the Supreme Court Suit
able resolutions were adopted deplor
ing the death of the President, de
nouncing anarchy and calling upon
Congress to provide adequate legisla
tion against admitting into this
country enemies of law and order.
Governor Aycock announced that
he desires mayors of cities to notify
him who will attend the funeral at
Washington, so that he can appoint
them as a delegation to represent the
State. The Governor, will attend the
Sale of Wharf Property.
Forney J. Gooding and wife trans
ferred by deed recorded yesterday to W.
Taftfor 1 3,000 valuable wharf prop
erty between Market and Dock streets.
The tract begins in the western line of
Water, thirty -three feet north from
the intersection of said street with the
northern line of Dock street, running
thence northwardly along the western
line of Water street, seventy-two feet
more or less to the centre of Wilkin
son's alley, M. J. Corbett's line, thence
west along Corbett's' 'line to the chan
nel of the Cape Fear river, thence
south with the channel of the river to
a line extended due west from the
point of beginning.
COUNTY SCHOOL FOND
New Hanover Directors Will
Make Demand On City for
All Police Fines
A CONTROVERSY EXPECTED.
About $600 Per Year is Involved Example
of Buncombe, Wake and Other Coun
ties WiU be Followed Here.
Revenue for Six Months.;
A controversy over the disposition
of fines accruing from the munic
ipal court is likely to be launched at
any time between the city authorities
and the County Board of School Di
rectors. About two years ago in Raleigh and
in Asheville the county school author
ities discovered a hidden law, or
rather principle of "ia w, which makes
all fines imposed by the State payable
to the school fund. In cases of towns
and cities conjointly with the State,
the law had never been enforced and
when a demand was made upon the
municipal authorities for these fines,
it was promptly resisted. A test case
was made up and the Supreme Court
decided in favor of the school author
ities. In Raleigh, Asheville and a
few other cities the decision of
the court was complied with
and the money paid into the
school fund. This year the de
mand for this money has been made in
several counties of the State, and now
it appears to be growing general.
The New Hanover School Board
took the matter up several weeks ago,
and it is now conferring with Mayor
Waddell relative to the matter, though
there appears to be a difference of
opinion as to a construction of the
law. Mayor Waddell is willing, so
the school authorities have been in
formed, to pay into the school fund
all fines accruing from violations of
the State law, but those coming from
a violation of the city ordinances he
thinks should properly go into the city
treasury. This, it is learned, will be
resisted by the school authorities, who
think that according to the law all the
fines should ' go into the school fund,
just as is the custom with magistrates
and the Criminal Court. The school
authorities also claim, that if they
so desire, they can go back as
far as the record extends, and de
mand all the fines that have been paid
during these years It is learned, how
ever, that it is not the disposition of the
school directors to make such a sweep
ing demand, but they, think that the
amounts since January 1st, 1901,
should be turned over for educational
purposes and all fines paid in the
future should .be applied in the same
The school authorities have been
quietly working along this line for
some time and hope to have the matter
concluded amicably in the near future.
From a statement furnished by the
city of fines and costs collected in the
police court from Jan. 1st, 1901, to
Aug. 19th, 1901 a little more than
seven months it is seen that the
amount received is $489.90, deducting
costs of 1186.35, from which is left an
aggregate of fines amounting to
$303.55. The extent the city would
suffer under the new arrangement and
the benefit that would accrue to the
school fund during the year may be
drawn from these figures.
COTTON MILLING LONG AGO.
Old Wilmington Paper Announces Estab
Hshment of Factory at Greensboro.
In a copy of the People's Journal
and Advertiser, published weekly in
Wilmington in the year 1834, by
Thomas Loring is the following no
tice of the establishment of an "ex
tensive" and perhaps the first cotton
mill in the State:
"Cotton Faotoby. An exten
sive Cotton Factory has been estab
lished at Greensborough, in this State.
Five hundred and twenty-eight spin
dles and fifteen looms are in operation
and between two and three hundred
pounds of thread can be manufactured
in a day." , .
To those acquainted with the extent
of the cotton milling industry now in
North Carolina, the above will be of
SOUTH CAROLINA CONVICT.
Supervisor Dozler, of Marlon, Came for
the Negro "Major" Henderson.
Supervisor J. T. Dozier, of the Ma
rion county, South Carolina, chain
gang, arrived in the city yesterday for
the negro "Major" Henderson, who
was captured as an escaped convict by
Policemen Huggins and Bryant Fri
day, night. The negro was easily
identified and will be returned to
South Carolina to-day or to-morrow.
Supervisor Dozier says the negro's
term had almost expired when last
June he made a break from the stock
ade and also made a way of escape for
three other negroes. He will remain
in the city for a day or two endeavor
to coop the remainder of his "lost
The schooner Mary L. Bradshaw
from Philadelphia Sept 7th to
Charleston, S. C, put in at Southport
at 4 P. M. yesterday for harbor. She
is a vessel of S61 tons and is com
manded by Capt Davidson. Her
agents in Wilmington, Messrs. George
Harriss, Son., & Co., were notified of
As the Stab employs no trav
elling agents, bills are sent direct to
subscribers.. These bills should re
ceive prompt attention. '
SAPB BREAKERS CONVICTED.
Sentenced to Ten Years Imprisonment at
Hard Labor Appeal Taken.
Special Star Telegram.
Wadesboro, N. C, September 15.
The trial of George Ellsworth and
Chas. Traylor, charged with wrecking
the safe of M. H. Lowery & Co., was
concluded to-day. The jury, . after
fifteen minutes' deliberation, returned
a verdict of "guilty." Defendants
were then sentencd to ten years hard
labor in the State penitentiary. They
appealed to the Supreme Court. The
defendants were given the maximum
penalty of the law. The evidence es
tablishing their guilt was exceedingly
THE A. & M. COLLKQE IS PULL.
President Winston Says Thousand Boys
Would Come If He Had Room.
Special Star Correspondence. '
Raleigh, N. C, Sept., 14. There
are now 315 students in the A. & M.
College.' This is all the college can
accommodate. A few vacancies will
be made by students leaving from
poverty and other causes and in this
way there will be room for a few more
students from time to time, but only a
few. President Winston says that
new students should not come to the
college without having previously
written to ascertain if there is room
for them. He says there is great de
mand for industrial education through
out the State, and that the A. & M.
College would have a thousand stu
dents if it had room for them. Its
geatest need now is for more dormi
tories and shop room for wood-working
and iron-working. It is a pity
that boys seeking industrial . educa
tion have to be sent back home. The
State needs skilled labor in all lines,
and it ought to provide ample facili
ties at the A. & M. for all who come.
DAVIDSON COLLEGE OPENING.
About Sixty Students in Freshman Class.
' Many New Campus Buildings.
Special Star Correspondence.'
Davidson, N. C, Sept. 13. David
son College opened with very flat
tering prospects, the freshman class
numbers nearly sixty, and a very
likely looking set of boys they are.
The college football team was put
promptly in the field, and by October
15th we expect to have our team in
good shape to go against the 'picked
team of the State.
The campus has taken on a new ap
pearance this year, some of the older
buildings been removed and new ones
now having their place. The hospital
of the medical department has ,also
been completed and has many inmates,
who are given the best of attention.
Wilmington is represented this year
by W. - Taylor iu the medical col
lege and Messrs. Patterson, Bagley
and Sprunt in the literary department.
By this time next year Dr. Monroe
expects to have in connection with his
medieal college a school of pharmacy.
COMPLETION OP BEATT'S BRIDGE."
Will be Celebrated by Biz Basket Picnic
Saturday, September 27th.
Special Star Correspondence.
Paekersburo, N. C, Sept. 12.
The new steel bridge across Black
river at "Beatty," built by Bladen and
Pender counties, will be completed by
the 27th inst. We regard the build
ing of the bridge as a stride forward
in the way of progress, it being the
first steel draw bridge built in this
section of our country. The good peo
ple of Pender, Sampson and Bladen
Eropose to celebrate its completion by
aving a big farmers' dinner at the
bridge on September 27th. Dinner
will be served in the grove, an address
will be delivered by an able speaker
and a pleasant day is promised to all
good people. Everybody is invited to
come and bring "a large basket full.".
Chairman Board of Commissioners,
K. F. Powers,
Chairman Board of Commissioners,
UNIVERSITY OPENED AUSPICIOUSLY.
AH Classes Are Unusually Large and the
- Faculty Will be Increased.
Special Star Correspondence. '
Chapel Hill, Sept 13. The Uni
versity has opened very favorably, the
registration at the . close of Friday
being nearly 500. This is hufeely in
excess of last year's registration at
the same time. The Medical, Law
and Pharmacy classes are all unu
sually large. The large number of
freshman has more than filled the
class rooms, and additional teachers
will have to be provided. The classes
started work Thursday morning and
everything is in smooth working
- Close Shavea Are Bad.
In shaving' to make the skin perfectly
smooth requires not only the removal of
the hair, but also a portion of the cuticle,
and a close shave means the removal of
a layer of skin all around. The blood
vessels thus exposed are not visible to
the eye, but under the microscope each
little quivering mouth, holding a minute
blood drop, protests against such treat
ment. The nerve tips are also uncov
ered, and the pores are left unprotected,
which makes the skin tender and un
healthy. This sudden exposure of the
inner layer of the skin renders a person
liable to have colds, hoarseness and sore
throat. London Family Doctor.
A Suitable Present.
"Mamma," said a Brooklyn girl, "what
-would be an - appropriate birthday pres
ent to give Albert?" . . .
"How long has .he been coming to see
you?" asked mammal'
"About fonr years."
"Then I think you had better give him
the sack." Leslie's Weekly.. . -
Not Up to Sample.
"How' do you buy your apples? By
the barrel T'
"That's the way I try to buy them, but
when I get them home I generally find I
have bought them by the top layer."
Chicago Tribune.. , .v.-.
The "first honor" , men in the
school of Christ are those who endure
the most for His name.
A BIG DAMAGE SUIT.
Conductor Asks for $50,000 From
Carolina Central Railroad
Plaintiff Is J. L. Love and Base of Action
Is Accident at Croaly"Last Decern
ber Case la New Hanover
: Notice of a big damage suit against
the Carolina Central Railroad Com
pany was filed yesterday with the
Clerk of the Superior Court.
The suit is brought by Mr. J. L.
Love, formerly a freight conductor in
the employ of the company, and his
attorneys are Herbert McCIammy and
Wm. J. Bellamy, Esqs. While no
complaint is filed as yet, it is learned
that the amount of damages asked
will be $50,000, and that the grounds
of complaint are that the plaintiff 're
ceived permanent injuries in an acci
dent to his train at Cronly, N. C, on
December 37th last. He claims that
he was riding in the caboose of his
train, and by the breaking of an al
leged defective coupling the ear Was
telescoped and he was thrown Vio
lently against a hot stove, his face and
one hand badly burped and an arm
broken.-. He was brought to the City
Hospital in Wilmington subsequently
and received treatment here. Mr.
Love is a young man, and his alleged
disability at comparatively an early
age is assigned by the attorneys as the
reason for the large amount asked.
The case will be returnable at the
next term of the Superior Court, but
will likely not be tried until the fol
Kinston Free .Press: Dave
Mitchell, the negro shot by an un
known white man at the A. & N. C.
depot Sunday night, died Fridaynight
about 12 o'clock.
Wilson Times: Tremendous
sales are still the order of the day.
All the tobacco men, while tired, are
yet jubilant over the immense quan
tity the markets will sell this year. .
Smithfield Herald: It is aston
ishing ;to see how much tobacco is
being sold on the -Smithfield market
these days. Each day there are big
sales at each house and the prices re
Fayetteville Observer: John
McKinney, alias Jim Lowry, who
killed Policeman Jones, at Shelby, N.
C, on August 4th, while resisting ar
rest near Murphy, Friday morning,
was shot and killed in self-defense by
ex-Town Marshal W. J. Watson,
formerly of Orange county, N. C,
one of the posse. The negro had a
Winchester drawn pn Watson, who
fired too quick for the negro. There is
a reward of $500 offered.
Fayetteville New Era: Mr.
Oader Parker, one of the oldest and
most prominent citizens of the county,
died at his residence, near Little River
Academy, last Friday in the 80th year
of his age. About a week ago the
little 12-year-old son of Mr. Ed. Smith,
of Tar Heel, Bladen county, was
placed in the sanitarium in this city
under treatment for mental disorder.
He was returned to his home Wednes
day violently insane. The best treat
ment known to the medical profession
was administered, but to no beneficial
Fremont Visitor: We were
shown the other day in Goldsboro an
instance of the almost human intelli
gence of ants. A gentleman found
a colony of medium size black ants at
work in the hollow of a tree in his -front
yard, and, desiring to dislodge
them, put tar all around the mouth of
the whule. Next morning he went to
the tree to note the completeness of his
victory, when he found that the ants
penned on the inside of the hollow had
cut and carried out bits of rotten wood
with which they had made a bridge
across the tar and the line of march
into and out of the hollow was pro
ceeding as if no interruption had oc
Sanford Express: We learn
that farmers in some sections of thia
county are losing their hogs by chol-
era. This disease seems to be prevalent
among hogs in many other sections of
the State. The loss to the farmers is
very heavy as it will soon be the fat- -tening
season. - We are told that
there is a graveyard one mile and a
half east of Jonesboro which is oven
100 years of age, the nrst person a
child having been buried there dur
ing the revolutionary war. This old
graveyard is now in the woods. It has
been so long neglected that there is no
road or path leading to it It is called f
"the Dalrymple graveyard." Large
trees are now growing over many of
the graves. In one section of this old
burying ground the graves are marked
by headstones while there is nothing
to show where hundreds of other per
sons have been buried.
Charlotte News: "O Lord, let
me die." "Boys can't you do some
thing for met" These were some of
the sad words that fell from the lips of
a white man at . the Southern depot
Thursday night as he lay on a stretch
er in the baggage room dying from an,
accident. The man's name was J. E. '
Thompson, of Gastonia. Thompson,
it seems, was beating his way on 38,
the vestibule, and as the engine began
to slow down in the yards he jumped
off directly in front of a switch engine"
going in the opposite direction. In an
instant the engine Knocked the man
down and passed over, his body. He
was picked up and carried to the bag
gage room on a stretcher.. Investiga
tion proved that the legs and lower -part
of the body had -been mangled
and mashed into one inconglomerate
mass. Thompson seemed to be con
scious notwithstanding the fact that
the lower half of his body was practi
cally severed from theupper portion.
Deceased was a man evidently in the
prime of life. His parents live in Gas
tonia and the body was removed to
that place to-day for burial.
STEEL STRILE SETTLED.
The Men Will Returi to Work Monday.
Agreement Not Made Public.
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
New York, September 14. The '
steel strike was settled to-day after a
conference of six hours between repre
sentatives of the Amalgamated Asso
ciation and the Steel Corporation. The
men will return to work Monday. The
agreement was not made public, but
it waa signed by the officials of the
Amalgamated Association and thesub
I sidiary companies of the United 8tates
Dteel uorporation. -The corporations
signing were the American Tin Plate
Company, the American Steel Hoop
, Company and the American Sheet
I The tear-dimmed eyes of love
1 see more of Christ than the keen eyes