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w I L M I N 6 T Q N. N. C,
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The Roosevelt-Washington dining
incident has given, the Republicans
of the North an opportunity to in
dulge in a good deal of hypocrisy,
as apparent as the noonday xsnn.
The first endorsement it received
was from -the meeting at Delaware,
Ohio, which opened the Republican
State campaign, where Senator
Foraker mentioned the incident,
which was received with a demon
stration of applause.
Of course the motive that Sena
tor Foraker had in speaking of it on
that occasion is understood by people
who keep up with political move
meats. There are about 20,000
negro voters in Ohio." It had gone
out that President Roosevelt would
in his appointments to office in the
South choose the most competent
and acceptable men regardless of
their politics and that when a Re
publican who could meet these re
quirements could not be found
Democrat would be appointed. In
pursuance of that determination he
had already appointed ex-Governor
Jones, Democrat, of Alabama, XT. S.
It was further stated that negroes
would not be appointed to posi
tions where they came into official
contact with white people, and in
no instance where white people
would be placed officially under
them. This would practically rele
gate the negro, leave him only sub
ordinate and menial positions, such
83 he holds in Washington and
other Northern cities where he gets
The presumption is that this ,vir
tual turning down of the negro, who
under previous Republican admin
istrations had held postmasterships,
customs collectorships, positions in
the internal revenue offices, &c,
wa3 not regarded with favor by the
negroes of Ohio or of other North-,
em States, and ' hence Senator
Foraker hailed with delight this din
ins; incident as a placater and used
it to throw dust in the eyes of the
negro voters of that State. That
' was politics, politics based dn undi
Senator Foraker rejoiced in the
fact that Mr. Roosevelt invited a
negro to his family lable. He com
mended it. Wasn't this a reflection
upon and a rebuke to the late
President McKinley and all his pre
uecesaorsr JNot one of these ever
gave such social recognition to any
negro although they had plenty, of
opportunity to do so for more or less
distinguished negroes frequently
visited Washington and called upon
them. Senator Hanna was at that
.meeting and gave his approval to
thi3 rebuke to and reflection upon
hisdead friend, whose tieath he so
much sorrowed over, and sincerely,
Senator Foraker has been a con
spicuous figure in Republican poli- Tnia wa8 a Burpri8e, and Mr. Roose
tics. He has been an assertive, ag- I --i ,;n nrnhaMv' riv th r.onntrv
gressive leader, ever watching for
anjpportunitv to lump on to the
South, so much so that he was dub
oed "t ire-alarm" .Foraker ana is
letter known by that, perhaps, than
by his Christian name.
senator Manna hasn't been in
public life as long as Foraker, but
he became more xf a leader and
more conspicuous. Both of them
have been brought into close con
tact with leading negroes. They
have frequently met and conferred
with .them in Washington, and
doubtless sometimes in their own
home towns. Did Senator Foraker
and Senator Hanna ever invite a
negro to their tables? If they did
they succeeded in keeping it such a
secret that the public never heard
of it. ;
And yet this flamboyant ember
Mower has the monumental cheek
and the brazen hypocrisy to stand
in the presence of white men and
glory in the act that he would not
dare himself and regret that he was
not there to give it his personal
presence and sanction. And, Mark
Hanna endorsed all that and brand
ed himself as a conscienceless hypo
crite. Both of them were lying, one
D7 utterance, the other by assent.
or years, and until his death,
''red Douglass was the looming fig
ttfe and intellectual colossus of his
race. He wrote, lectured, took part
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as an orator in political campaigns,
ana was thrown into intimate con
tact with Republican leaders in the
North. He was a frequent caller at
the White House. Did any one ever
hear of Fred Douglass being invited
to dine at the White House or bv
Senator Foraker or Senator Hanna,
or by any other Republican leader
to their houses? And vet he snoke
to white audiences right up there
where they take so much interest in
"the man and the brother;" intelli
gent and intellectual people, some
of them writers and speakers of ce
lebrity sat and listened to him, or
sat on the platform with him but
they didn't invite him tothiir homes
nor sit with him at their family
tables. Fred Douglass, like Booker
Washington, was half white.
There are negro delegates at
every Republican national conven
tion and at some of the state conven
tions in the north. Among these
delegates are some of the most re
putable negroes who take part in
politics. ' Do the white Republicans
fraternize with them socially on such
occasions and take them mtp the
same hotels and into the" family cir
cles there?. It is always an embar
rassing question what to do with the
negro delegates and they finally
dispose of them by shoving them off
into some obscure side street jhash
ery and giving them as wide a berth
as possible while the convention
'!And yet these hypocritical
mountebanks have the audacity . to
commend and applaud the Roose
velt fraternizing with Booker Wash
ington. SIZING UP ROOSEVELT
Since Theodore Roosevelt has be
come President he has become an
object of study, more abroad than
at home. Some of the estimates of
him are so striking as to be worth
reproducing. Among these is the
following by a writer in the London
Fortnightly Review, which draws a
comparison between Roosevelt and
Kaiser William, thus:
comparably with the Kaiser himself in
personal force and invested for at least
three years with almost equal author
ity over a greater nation, Theodore
Roosevelt is confronted by larger pos
sibilities of influence, for good or evil,
upon the destinies of mankind in gen-,
eral than have ever opened at any
previous time before the occupant of
the .White House. Nor has there been
for many years a President likely to
make a bolder and more individual
use of his authority. In direct power.
the President of the United States, as
every one is aware, is equalled, while
he holds office, only by the Kaiser
and the Czar alone, and the Chief Mag
istrate of the United States is rather
more assured of the support of Con
gress and the nation than is the Ger
man Emperor of the support of tne
Reichstag and his people.
"His billigerent courage is a moral
quality no less than a pbysicial in
stinct, and unless responsibility -restrains
him, he will substitute prompt
and decisive initiative for Mr. McKin-
ley's reflective caution. There is a
fine suggestiveness about the fact that
a descendant of the old Knickerbock
ers should become President of the
United States at the beginning of the
twentieth century. But above all
these is the dynamic quality of Mr.
Roosevelt's youth. We have seen
what that has meant in the case of
Germany, where the Kaiser has made
the whole system of the body politic
tingle to the finger tips with the elec
tric energy of his own temperament.
We can scarcely conceive what youth
at the head of administrative affairs
might mean in that country.
This writer is evidently familiar
with the incidents of Roosevelt s
career and has studied him before
he became the conspicuous personage
he now is. The reference to the
probabilities that Roosevelt will
take some bold and unprecedented
departures from old time precedents
has already been verified in some
respects by his appointment of
Democrats to federal positions, and
by his unprecedented social f ratern-
izmer witn iJOOKer wasnineion.
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more surprises, although not on the
Peter Grimes, of Indianapolis,has
a divorce suit on his hands simply
because in his religious zeal he
made it hot for his wife when she
refused to see things spiritual as he
did. He declares that his strenuous
ness was all kindness for he wanted
to save her and she would go to hell
unless she believed in him. But
she seems disposed to take her
chances rather than be subjected to
his vigorous method of inculcating
his religious beliefs. f
Mr. James Coogan, of New Tork,
has a weakness for silk tiles and
will probably stick to them for the
balance of his life. The other day
he was walking under a three
story building, when a chunk of
iron fell from a scaffold above and
landed plumb on thejiat. The hat
was wrecked but Mr. Coogan's skull
was saved, ' -
The Charleston Post denies that
Mr Koester, who was appointed"
Collector of Internal Revenue for
South Carolina, is a "gold Demo
crat's alleged. It says he was in
1896 "a ripping Bryanite and silver
advocate, just as was his chief pat
ron, Senator McLaurin."
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As far as the verdict of the Amer
ican people is concerned the Schley
conrt of inquiry might have closed
np when prosecutor Lemly got
through with his witnesses for their
evidence, while intended to be the
reverse, was a virtual vindication of
Schley. There were too many wit
nessestoo many who could not
conceal their dislike for Schley, and
too many callow, bumptious young
men who were apparently endeavor
ing to -ingratiate themselves with
their superiors by spinning contra
dictory yarns, telling a good many
things they, did not know, and for
getting a good many things they
should have remembered.
The court, presided over by Ad
miral Dewey, very soon caught on
to this, saw through it, an the re
sult was that prosecutor -Lemly
and his coached witnesses were
frequently called to time by Ad
miral Dewey, with the information
that the court wanted "facts" and
not opinions or romances.
As far as sustaining a condemna
tion "of Schley went the investiga
tion was a flat failure bef ere a single
witness for Schley was heard, but
their testimony made the failure
overwhelming. Their testimony was
not only a vindication, but a glorifi
cation of their chief, for they said
more for him than the public ever
knew, and more than Schley would
have said of himself, for he is a
modest man, devoid of the vain glo
rious egotism that characterizes
some of his traducers.
If the investigation has done noth
ing else, nor 'given the public any
more reason to admire Schley than
it had before, it has done this, it has
exposed what is apparently a miser
able conspiracy to deprive a worthy
man of the credit due him for serv
ing his country faithfully, it has
given Schley's friends an opportu
nity to tell what they know about
his behavior as a soldier and com
mander; it has given him an oppor
tunity to tell his own story in his
own straightforward, honest way,
and it has brought out many facts
that the public did not know, and
which will be valnable when a truth
ful history of the Spanish-American
war is written.
As Schley and his men demol-
shed Cervera's fleet so the "facts"
brought out in this investigation
have demolished the conspiracy of
the navy and Navy Department
clique that tried to discredit and de
stroy the reputation of a! man who
was in every way their1 superior,
who bore their assaults and detrac
tion patiently until patience ceased
to be a virtue and he asked for this
court of inquiry.
Colorado dosen't propose to let
Arizona get ahead of her on gold
finds. She reported two finds with
in the past week, one which seems
to . be the crater of a played out
volcano which was full of stuff
about the consistency of dough but
sparkling with golden pebbles. There
are thousands of tons of the
"dough" in sight. Another is a
ledge a few miles from Denver,
which pans out $2,000 to the ton.
Gen. Buller blundered a good
deal while in command in South
Africa. He blundered again at that
London dinner, for he told the truth,
and that's what he was bounced for.
The war managersknew it all along,
but they didn't want the public to
know it. Now he proposes to tell
some more things they didn't want
A Chicago man lost three front
teeth for which he wants the city to
pay him 110,000. He fell on a side
walk that was being repaired by the
city, and fell with such force that
three front teeth became so firmly
embedded in a piece of scantling
that they came out when a dentist
tried to remove the piece of scant
ling. , A Borboursville, Ky., man who
was recentlySlivorced from his 13th
wife and married soon after the
14th, doesn't think 13 such a hoo
dooed number after all. When No.
14 hits him on the head a few times
with a flat-iron or a skillet he may
change his opinion.
Mr. J. S. Breece, a nurseryman
in Cumberland county, has suc
ceeded in crossing the Japanese
walnut with the American pecan,
producing a nut four times as large
as the peoan. If the nut proves
acceptable in flavor, etc., he will
propagate tjhe trees.
" An Indian Territory farmer has
raised 225 bushels of corn on an
acre, and says he did it -by deep
plowing and generous, manuring..
None of that corn had more than
one ear to the stalk either, ;but
there is plenty of room out there
for the ears to elongate.
The Chicago stamp thieves who
bored some eighteen holes through
a thick steel plate and got away with
$76,000 worth of stamps, had a
remarkable sticking capacity.
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1,
Southern Republicans do
not feel complimented by the Pres
ident's excuse for appointing Dem
ocrats to Federal offices in their
States, because he can't find South
ern Republicans fit to fill them.
Brooklyn Citizen, Dem.
Ship subsidy beggars should I
oooj iu uuo Hbem corporation to
raise out of reason the price of steel
so as to impress upon Congress the
necessity of giving the subsidy beg
gers a chance to rob the treasury.
As it is, steel is produced so much
more cheaply in this country than
in Europe, the beggars' may lose out
unless"the mommunity of interest"
of the two can be successfully
worked through lobbyists at Wash
ington. Mobile Register, Pern.
Reporters of marine intelli
gence state that the German ship
ping trade is in a very unsatisfac
tory condition, and that freight
rates on the North Atlantic by
steamer have sunk to lower figures
than ever before. This looks very
much as if the merchants, both of
Germany and America, were taking
alarm at the portents of commercial
war which are darkening the Ger
man horizon, and are curtailing
their transactions to bring their
business down within safe limits in
case of possible trouble. Philadel
phia Telegraph, Rep,
Senator Hanna and other
Republican leaders who are praising
and magnifying President Roosevelt
for entertaining a negro in the
White House and saying that he has
discharged a bounden duty to the
negro race in so doing, seems to for
get that in'taking this position they
are reflecting upon the conduct of
President McKinley. He earnestly
endeavored to be President of the
whole country; he showed that he
had a kind regard for the black
man; yet he never felt that it was
his duty as President of the United
btates, or as a citizen of the United
States, to recognize the black man
as his social equal. Richmond
A TWENTIETH CENTURY MOVEMENT.
Presbyterians Will Raise $300,000 for Edu
cation In North Carolina Synod.
The Presbyterian, Synod of North
Carolina, now in session at Charlotte,
has taken a very important and pro
gressive step in its decision to establish
a "Twentieth vlaiuyrry Movement"
for the purpose of raising $300,000 for
Presbyterian education in the State.
That the work may be systematized
the Synod has extended a call to
Rev. Dr. J. W. Stagg, of Charlotte,
as field secretary at a salary of $4,000
and necessary expenses and Rev, Dr.
J. M. Wells, of Wilmington, has been
named as one of a special committe of
five to prosecute the call before Meck
lenburg Presbytery and have charge
of all matters connected with the em
ployment of the secretary and the de
termination of his duties and relations.
The matter is discussed enthusiasti
cally by Presbyterians in Wilming
ton. The plan is that in order to give
every Presbyterian in the State of
North Carolina an opportunity of tak
ing a responsible part in the great
work, it is the will of the Synod that
every minister within its bounds shall,
as far as practicable, covenant with
his session to endeavor to secure the
pledge and the payment of $2 per an
num for five years by every member
of his particular congregation. By
this it is meant to be understood that
$2 is to be the average amount per
Peculiar Illness of Child
The little infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
George T. Bland, North Fourth street,
was attacked bv an u nexpected and
rather peculiar illness yesterday after
noon about 1 o'clock which gave the
parents gravest apprehension for the
boy's safety. Either in Castoria or the
can of milk from which a nursing bot
tle was supplied, some chemical change
took place to form an opiate which
put the infant into a sleep from which
it was feared he could not be awaken
ed. The child was put away by its
mother yesterday morning and in a
few hours it was seen that the sleep
into which the boy had fallen was un
natural. Physicitfns were .quickly
summoned but at 11:30 o'clock last
night the boy was thought to be out of
Daughters of the Confederacy,
Mrs. Wm. H. Overman, State Pre
sident of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy, issues a call to the North
Carolina chapters, directing attention
to the annual convention of the gen
eral division at Wilmington, begin
ning November 13th. The necessity
I, of having credentials properly pre'
pared is touched upon as is also the
importance of the convention at which
entirely new officers are to be elected,
the present incumbents having served
the prescribed limit.
An Approaching Marriage.
Announcement lias been made of
the forthcoming marriage on Wednes
day, November 6th, at the home of the
bride's parents, of Miss Henrietta
Rhenard. daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
J. C. Shepard, to Mr. James Sinclair,
a popular travelling auditor of the
Atlantic Coast Line, and a young man
well and favorably known by a host of
frinnHs in this citv. No cards are
issued in the city on account of a re
cent bereavement in the family of the
The Salisbury Elks will give a
RtreetFair and Carnival November
4th to 9th. Invitations have been re
ceived here from Walter Murphy, the
general manager of the Carnival, who
has arranged a programme striking in
I originality and very novel.
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Remarkable Progress Made Since
the Work Was Begun Four
Competent Authorities say It Will be an
Up'to-Oate Plant In Every Respect.
Thf Disposal Works to be Bern
" v. tilled Other Notes.
Four freeks ago the Wilmington
Sewerage Company began work in
thecity-jpn its very elaborate system
of sanitary sewerage and since that
time the remarkable nroerass made
by thtf Enterprising 'contractors has
challenged the. admiration of all who
have witnessed it. Few people, bow-
ever, are able from a desultory inspec
tion to gather a conception of the
magnitude of the work already done..
More than 25 blocks and crossings
b&ve been laid with nine and ninetv-
fiv-i per cent of the7 excavations for
the work have been7 refilled and the
streets left in good condition witri the
exception of a few "finishing touches"
to be put on early this week.
The weather during the pist two
weeks has been ideal for carrying on
thtt work and remarkable progress has
been made. Thus far pipe has been
laid on the following sections of
street; Castle street, from Sixth to the
river; Second, Third, Foarth and
Sixth, from Church to Castle ; Front,
from Castle to Nun; 'Dock, from
Front to Sixth ; Second, Fifth and
Sixth, from Dock to Orange; Princess,
from Second to Seventh. In addition
to the mains thus enumerated, all
house connections have been made on
the streets named, extending in all
cases to the building line. The work
of establishing the man-holes is some
what in advance of the pipe-laying,
these having been completed at the
intersections of Orange with Second,
Third, Fourth and Fifth streets and
the intersections of Ann with Second,
Third, -Fourth, Fifth and Sixth
The pipe is also laid In addition to
the streets enumerated above, in what
may be called. the city proper, from
the disposal plant on Burnt Mill
creek down Hall to Woods streets;
thence south on Woods street to Mil
ler street, a distance of about 2,000
This latter was a very difficult
piece of work, as it required an exca
vation of 18 feet depth, in which
quicksand and water were encounter
ed in such quantities as to tax the in
genuity of Chief Engineer Maj.
Cbauncey Ives and Superintendent of
Construction E. F. Kittson in over
coming these difficulties, having to
cross deep ravines, where inverted
syphons were used instead of . trestles
and filling. This section must
have cost the company a large
sum of money and the efficient man
ner in which the work is being done
is an evidence of the fact that when
completed the citizens of Wilmington
will have as fine a system of sanitary
sewerage as exists in any other city in
In addition to the man-holes at every
street crossing, intermediate lamp
holes are placed in the centre of the
block by which at all times, the flow
can be inspected and should any stop
page occur the place can at .once be
located and the stoppage removed from
The sewers being laid, joint by joint.
on a true grade and the allignment
preserved by a line extending along
the bell of the pipe, the grade and al
lignment are both so true that a lamp
placed in the man-hole while the pipe
is being laid is al ways visible from the
The territory already covered in the
short space of time since permission
was given to begin the work is an
earnest of the promise to complete the
system within the (prescribed limit of
The Stab is informed that the force
of workmen will be increased and the
work pursued from now onward with
still greater activity.' The work al
ready done and the methods pursued
in its execution appear to be certainly
of a high order and the citizens of
Wilmington seem to have cause for
congratulation that the city will have
a sanitary system that does not belie
The disposal plant of the company
near Oakdale cemetery has been com
pleted for some time and is said by
experts to be a very fine work. The
plant has been neatly enclosed with a
substantial and handsomely painted
fence. A contract will be let this week
for the ' turfing of the grounds
round about and for planting it in
shrubbery and flowers. The road
leading-to the property from the city
limits will also be improved,
Negro Wounded a Co-laborer.
Galloway Filmore and Ellison
James were arraigned in Justice Fow
ler's court yesterday afternoon and
the first named was sent to jail in de
fault of $50 bond for appearance at the
Superior Court to answer the charge
of assault with deadly weapon upon
the latter. A similar charge -against
James was not sustained. The negroes
are employed at Navassa and yester
day morning they engaged in an al
tercation which resulted in a severe
wound for James. He was struck on
the upper lip immediately under the
nose by a heavy piece of iron ore
hurled by Filmore. The wounded
negro in addition to the laceration had
several teeth loosened. Both were
brought down to the city on a tug boat
from Meares' Bluff yesterday morning.
THE STATE FAIR CLOSED.
Refreshment Tent Destroyed by Pire.
Charred Body of a Negro Pound In
Ruins Indications of a Murder.
Special Sta Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, Oct 25. The re-v
freshment tent in the - Midway , was
destroyed by fire early this 'morning.
The body of a !negro, Joe Russ, was
found charred in the ruins, jhe cois
oner held an inquest which developes
strong indications that the negro was
killed and the tent set on fire, but no
one is implicated yet. Investigation is
not completed. "Esau, the Wonder,
that eats 'em alive," was in an adja
cent tent and was badly burned.
The Twentieth Century Fair closed
to-night and it is estimated seventy
five thousand people attended. Sec
retary Pogue in an interview tc-night
declared that many features of the
Midway disgusted him, and he promt
ises more high toned attractions io
the future. Many features of the pre -sent
Midway are declared to be most
base and immoral; lower than any
seen at the World's fair or the Pan
A BIO SUIT COMPROMISED.
It Is Said ThatJ Engineer Pemberton Re
ceived $12,000 in Settlement With
Atlantic Coast Line.
The Fayetteville Observer of yester
day afternoon says:
"TKe suit of MrJohn A. Pember
ton vs. the Atlantic Coast Line rail
road was compromised this morning,
after a meeting of Mr. George M.
Rose, attorney for the Allantic Coast
Line, and Messrs. Robinson & Shaw,
attorneys for the plaintiff.
This is a suit which was set for trial
next Tuesday, in which the plaintiff
sought damage to the amount of $100,-
000 from the Atlantic Coast Line for
injuries received in the collision of a
train of which he was the engineer,
with another train, standing on the
track ahead, near Teacheys. Engineer
Pemberton had to jump from his en
gine, just before it struck the real- of
the train ahead, to save his life. His
engine telescoped several of the cars
run into and they were set on fire. -In
jumping. Mr. Pemberton received
serious injuries, his scalp was almost
torn from his head and several ribs
were broken. He was taken to ' the
hospital at Rocky Mount and his life
was despaired of for several day. It was
claimed by the plaintiff that the acci
dent was none or nis . fault, but was
through the negligence of the train
Tne compromise as effected gives
Mr. Pemberton in round numbers
about $12,000. The following is the
judgment of the court, signed to-day
by Judge McNeill.
North Carolina Cumberland County.
In the Superior Court, October Term.
1901 John A. Pemberton vs. A. C.
L. R. R. Co. Judgment.
This cause coming on to be heard at
this term of the court, and it appear
ing to the court that all matters in
controversy, between plaintiff and de
fendant, have been compromised and
settled,, and the amount agreed upon
has been paid to plaintiff :
It is now on motion of George M.
Rose, counsel for defendant, (assented
to by counsel for plaintiff, ordered
and adjudged, in accordance with said
settlement, that the defendant go with
out day, and that the plaintiff recover
of the defendant the cost of the action
to be taxed by the clerk of this court.
T. A. McNeill, Judge presiding.
CAPTURE OP THE HORSE THIEF.
Description of Fugitive and Forethought of
Commercial Traveller Effected Arrest.
Special Star Correspondence.
Fair Bluff, N. C October 26. A
description published by the Star led
to the capture of the Fayetteville
horse thief at Conway, S.' C, a few
few days ago. A gentleman bv the
name of Laidland had bought the
horse and buggy from the thief for
$90 and started into the bank to pay
him when Mr. J. E. Johnson, who
travels for McNair & Pearsall, of your
city, stopped him and taking him into
the hotel showed him the- description
which exactly fitted the man. Mr.
Laidland turned the Star over to the
chief of police of Conway who ar
rested him. The horsewas stolen from
Mr. J. A. Lambeth, ot Fayetteville.
and the capture of the thief is due to
Mr. Johnson, who proved himself
wide-a wake, and to the STAR, which
kindly turned on the light. Publica-
lication in a newspaper of legitimate
police news is very often the nrst step
toward a capture of tne criminal.
Telephone to Middle Sound.
' In compliance with the urgent re-
auest of many citizens living in that
community, the Inter-State Telephone
Company has just completed an exten
sion of its lines to Middle Sound. The
extension required the cutting and
erection of 210 poles and was accom-
plished-in the remarkably short space
of ten days. The Middle Sound line is
now thirteen miles in length.
News has reached the city of
the burning on last Tuesday of the
gin, sa w and grist mill of Mr. John
Council at Winnie, Bladen county,
N. C. A can of kerosene was found
near the place and the burning is sup
posed to have been the work of an in
A JAIL DELIVERY.
Three Outlaws Escape From the Jail of
Wayne County, W. Va.
Bv Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Roanokb. Va.. Oct 26. There was
a jail delivery in Wayne court house,
the county seat of Wayne county,
West Virginia, last night and three
outlaws are now enjoying their free
dom in the West Virginia mountains.
When Jailor Walker entered the jail
last nisrht with rations for the inmates
one laree burly fellow knocked him
down and held him until the other
nrisoners secured his revolver, and
then after locking the jailor in a cage
MARRIAGE WITH MANY
ELEMENTS OF ROMANCE.
Richmond Dispatch's Account of the Wed
ding of Miss Wescott, of This City,
to Mr. Powler.
The Richmond Dispatch of yester
day-contains the following account of
the marriage in that city of Miss Nes
sie Wescott, which has already been
briefly noted in these columns: .
A marriage with many elements of
interest, not to say romance, ' which
occurred in this city Monday evening,
has iust become public. The couple
thus united after a romantic courtship
are Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Fowler, the
bride having formerly been Miss Nes
sie Wescott, of Wilmington, N. C.
The young couple are now stopping at
No. 16 West Tabb street, - Petersburg.
The bride, then Miss Wescott came
to the city to attend the Carnival, and
while here stopped with her sister, Mrs.
Frye, who boards at 801 East Franklin
street. During this festival week the
fair visitor and those who know her
say she is very fair made the acquain
tance, it is alleged, of her future hus
band, Mr. Fowler, who was in the city
ostensibly to attend the Carnival and
incidentally to introduce in the schools
and colleges of the city a variety of ink.
It is stated by some that the acquain
tance dates back some time, but so far
as it can be learned it began during
theCar nival Certain it is, that it
rapidly ripened into love, a feeling
that was soon confessed and rewarded
with an acknowledgement of recipro
cation. Ere lone the confession of
mutual love led to a proposal of early
marriage, and the date and other pre
liminaries were soon arranged, and the
preparations for the , 'knot there's no
untying," for which these "two mu
tual hearts were signing," were soon
The young lady returned to ner
home, but, it is said, soon returned to
this city, and last Monday evening the
nuptial knot was tied securely. For
some reason not stated the couple have
concluded to keep their wedding se
cret for the present. In any event, it
was impossible to nnd out yesterday
just where and by whom they were
wedded, tnougn diligent inquiry was
made. So effectively was the secret
kept that one of the bride's other ad
mirers, ignorant of the wedding, had
called on the night following the cere
mony, thinking that the young lady
would be at home and glad to see him,
but the young lady had gone. She is
described as very pretty, and is said to
have had several other admirers in
Virginia who came to the Carnival,
partly witn tne desire to see ner. it
was apparently love at nrst sight or
soon thereafter, the meeting or mu
tual affinities, and the marriage so
soon thereafter testifies to the earnest
ness and success with which Mr. Fow
ler pressed his suit.
A special telegram from Petersburg
last night corroborates the foregoing
in the following:
'Mr. and Mrs. Fowler are stopping
at a fashionable boarding house in this
city, where they have been for a day
or two. When seen to-night by a Dis
patch representative, Mr. Fowler posi
tively declined to make any statement
about bis marriage. It is reported that
Mr. and Mrs. Fowler (formerly Miss
Wescott, of Wilmington, N. C.) met
for the first time, without formal in
troduction, during the Carnival in
Richmond, their subsequent acquain
tance developing into strong attach
ment and marriage in that city.
"It is also reported that Mrs. Fow
ler has been urged to return to the
home of her parents in Wilmington,
but she has not done so.
'Mr. Fowler says he has nothing
whatever to conceal about his mar
riage, but does not see why his private
affairs should be of interest to the pub
lic "Mrs. Fowler is said to be a bright
and handsome woman, and belongs to
a family of high standing."
AN HISTORIC CHARACTER.
Hon. Joslah Turner Died Yesterday at His
Home in Hillsboro, N. C.
By Telegraph to tne Horning Star.
Raleigh, N. C, Oct. 26. Josiah
Turner, the most historic character in
North Carolina, died this morning in
Hillsboro, aged 80. As editor of the
Raleigh Sentinel amid reconstruction
times, his bitter sarcasm and boldness
aided in driving out the carpet-bag
gers. In 1870 he was jailed as a Ku
Klux. Released by the Federal court,
his ovation here was immense. He
was a member of the Confederate Con-
-gress. Elected to tne united states
Congress after the war, he' was reiusea
his seat In later years he turned his
pen on his people and his star fell. In
1880 he was expelled from tne state
Legislature for disorderly conduct.
Received Resolutions Approving His Course
II LMUlUg M IIU UWUI CBUIUg.vu.
Br Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Washington, Oct. 26. Senator
Cullom and Representative Hopkins,
of Illinois, saw the President to-day.
The former was accompanied by
Thos. C. McMillan, of Chicago, who
presented to the President the resolu
tions adonted by the American Mis
sionary Association, approving the
course of the President in inviting
Booker Washington to dine with
him- The. President received the
resolutions and thanked the associa
tion for its kind expressions.
Cardinal Gibbons, of Baltimore, had
a talk with President Roosevelt to-day
by appointment He declined to make
public the purpose oi tne conierence.
The Disease Said to be Epidemic Through'
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Washington, Oct 26. Advices re
ceived by the Marine Hospital Service,
through the State Board of Health of
Alabama, are that yellow fever is now
epidemic throughout Yucatan. The
disease prevailed among the Yucatan
Indians, from whom it has been con
tracted by the Mexican troop3 sent to
L. jJouvmas. of Mexia. Texas, and
W. J. Hune, of New Orleans, who in
lyo madea contract witn a Liver
pool firm to ship them cotton, were
convicted in the Federal Court of
Waco, Texas, yesterday. The cotton
was shipped with drafts attached to
bills of fadinc which were cashed.
When the cotton was examined it was
found to be linters. The Liverpool
people are said to have lost $50,000.
Sanford . Express: Mr. N. A.
Stone tells the Express that he raised
this year one hundred bushels of sweet
potatoes on a half acre of land.
Durham 'Sun: There is tomato
vine now growing at the residence of
J. 8. Dunn, near the Pearl- Mills, that
is fifteen high. On this vine are sev
eral branches from eight to ten feet
long. The vine is still blooming and
bearing, notwithstanding the fact that
there have been several frosts this sea
son. It is remarkable.
Goldsboro Argv& : The train
from the Rsleigh Fair last night was
atoned twice between that city and
Goldsboro, the last time near Prince
ton, when a window was shattered and
one of the flying pieces of glass in
flicted an ugly gash on the temple of
our young friend and townsman, Mr.
James 8. Crawford, of the National
Bank, barely missing his eye.
Elizabeth City Tar Heel: The
thirteen-year old son of Mr. Monroe
Bright was kicked to death by a horse ,
in the park near the fair ground race .
track, Thursday afternoon.- The horse
was a vicious one and attempted to
kick every one who approached it It
is supposed the boy ventured too
near. His skull was frightfully
crushed by the vicious brute's hoof,
but he lived a few hours in this condi
' Raleigh News and Observer .
Sheriff McDowell, of Burke county,
brought ' four prisoners to the State
Prison this week. One of the men
was jailed for larceny of a large lot of
firearms, 40 boxes of cartridges, 3
knives, 12 pistols and 3 razors being in
the lot. He explained his need for
these as follows; "Well, you see, I
heard that President McKinley was
killed and I ot these weapons for I
must just kill that fellow Goll Dosh."
Kinston Free Press: Dr. R. H.
Lewis informs us that recently a spe
cies of birds made their appearance iu
this section that have never been seen
in these parts before. He says that a
large colony of the species seems to
have located here and that it is a very
beautiful bird. He does not know
how to account for their appearance.
He says he thinks this species hereto
fore have migrated further South. He
also informs ujs that birds commenced
their annual migration from the north
to warmer climes earlier than usual.
Scotland Neck Commonwealth:
Last Friday some tobacco sold on the
floor of the Banner warehouse for
$1.75 per pound, and other sales went
as high as thirty and forty cents per
pound. The prices have been good all
the season and remain so. Some
weeks ago Mr. E. Shields' knitting -mill
closed by reason of some finan
cial embarrassment of the then man
agers, Messrs. Woodard and Jenkins.
Matters have been adjusted and the
mill is again at work. Soon it will be
running on full time, new machines
will be placed and the plant enlarged.
Fayetteville Observer: Mr. W.
H. Andrews' saw mill in 71st town
ship, about four miles from Fayette
ville, was burned Wednesday night.
The loss is estimated at about $3,000,
with no insurance. Four negro
men were placed in jail last night,,
charged with breaking into Mr. Pope's
store at Godwin night bef ore' last and
stealing a quantity of goods. They
were tried yesterday before L. W.
Tart, J. P., of Black River township,
and bound over to the Criminal Court.
Their names are Wesley McDonald,
Neill McAllister, David Ray and Will
WORK OF A MANIAC.
Shot Three Members of His Household,
Set Pire to His House and Then
Bv Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Iron River, Wis., Oct. 26. An
drew Israelson, a homesteader, living
near Beechwood, a Small settlement
eight miles west of here, to-day became
suddenly and violently insane and at
tacked the members of the household
with a gun. Two persons beside him
self are dead and a fourth is dying.
His wife was the first to fall, being
killed instantly by a bullet through
her head. Her father, who went to
her assistance, was shot through the
body- and is believed to be fa
tally wounded. The third victim
was Israelson's sister-in-law, and
after shooting her through the
heart the maniac set fire to the
house, in which, lying ill in bed, was
the aged mother of his wife. The
flames had gained good headway be
fore several men. who were attracted
by the fire rushed upon the scene. As
they did so, Israelson. who was in the
barnyard (where in his frenzy he had
killed the cow) put the gun to his
mouth and blew out his brains. The
sick woman and the bodies of the dead
were removed from the burning house
none too soon, for in a few minutes it
was in ruins.. .
MR. AND MRS. FRED OEBHARD
A Divorce Granted to the Wife On Her
Cross BUI of Complaint, at Sioux
Pills, S. D.
B7 Telegraph to the Morning star.
Sioux Falls, 8. D., Oct 26.
Judge Jones this afternoon dissolved '
the marriage existing between Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Gebhard, granting a di
vorce to the wife on her cross bill of
complaint. Both are given liberty to
remarry, and Mrs. Gebhard is
awarded $1,000 for costs attor
ney's fees, etc Mr. Gebhard filed
a suit foi divorce, from his wife,
formerly Miss Morris, of Baltimore,
on September 30th last He alleged
that she wilfully deserted him in Sep
tember, 1889. Mrs. Gebhard arrived
here to-day and immediately filed a
cross bill, in which she denied the de
sertion and alleged that her husband
in 1889 sent her away from his home
to the home of his niece at Newport.
and that he then took his residence
at the Waldorf-Astoria, in New York,
where he had remained until his re
moval to South Dakota. At the hear
ing this afternoon Mrs. Gebhard's al
legations were corroborated by the
testimony of her mother and brother.
Judge Jones decided that Mrs. Geb
hard's charges were sustained and
granted the decree accordingly.
Qen. Botha's Forces Operating la a Rough
By Cable to the morning trtar.
New Castle, Natal, October 26."
Commandant General Botha, with
small escort, has rejoined Schalk-Bur-gher,
whose movable government is
established to the westward of Amster
dam, guarded by one hundred horse
men. General Botha's forces nave
separated into small commandoes,
which are operating in a rough, bushy
country, well adapted to Boer tactics.
Several British columns are hunting