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TILE WILMINGTON MESSENGKEB TUESDAY MAT 15. 1JX)0.
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DONATIONS FOR STARVING INDIA
Collections by ShIIoh Baptist Church,
and Sunday School An Interesting:
Since the Messenger's last acknowl
edgment of contributions for the
famine-stricken people of India, a con
tribution of $3.00 has been received
from the Shiloh Baptist church, color
ed, also a contribution of $2.06 from
the Sunday school of the same church,
through W. II. Blount, superintendent.
Accompanying the church contribution
"was the following letter from the
"The interest manifested in the con
tribution fund for the starving people
of India is not what was hoped for;
it was hoped that our people would
have heartily adopted the suggestion
made by Mr. Cumming, that collec
tions be taken in all of the churches,
white and colored, tor. this great char
ity eince so little could do such great
good. It is said that 10 cents would keep
a human soul alive one week we do" not
see "how any one that wears the Chris
tian badge, professing Christ, could
help giving something for perhaps the
greatest charity ever known. Fifty
million people in different stages of
starvation; if any one could do any
thing for humanity, Christianity or
Christ's sake, now is the time. "We
enclose $3.00 $2.30 from the Shiloh
Baptist church, perhaps one of the
humblest churches of the city, and the
balance from myself. We hope all of
the churches will manifest greater in
terest in this crisis. Yours truly,
"SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH,
"Per A. S. Robinson, Secretary."
I consider it not only a pleasure but
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about the wonderful cure effected in
my case by the timely use of Chamber
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Remedy. I was taken very badly with
flux and procured a bottle of this rem
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that dreadful disease. J. "W. Lynch,
Dorr, W. Va. This remedy is sold by
Rob't R. Bellamy.
MRS. J. L. WESCOTT DEAD.
Her Remains Brought Here From
Kelley's Cove Yesterday Will be
Carried to Southport This Morning.
The Messenger regrets to announce
the death of Mrs. J. L. Wescott,
mother of Mr. R. M. Wescott, of this
city, which ossurred at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Alice J. Leonard,
at Kelly's Cove, Brunswick county.
She died at 6 p. m., on Thursday, May
10th, at the advanced age of 83 years
and 2 months.
The deceased leaves only the two
children previously mentioned. Her
husband died about four years ago,
since "Which time she has divided her
time between her son, Mr. R. M. Wes
cott, and daughter, Mrs. Leonard. She
was ill for a month and in a very crit
ical condition for a week prior to her
Mrs. Wescott was for many years a
member of the Baptist church, her
membership being with the Southport
church at the time of her death.
The remains were brought to Wil
mington on the S. A. L. train at noon
yesterday, accompanied by Mr. R. M.
Wescott and the following-named
nephews and niecss of the deceased:
T. L. Leonard, W. E. Leonard, and.
Misses Myrtle and Sadie Leonard. On
arriving here the remains were car
ried to the residence of. Mr. Wescott,
on South Fourth street, the following
gentlemen acting as pallbearers: Mr."
B. O. Stone, Mr. W. A. Rourk, Mr. R.
R. Stone, and Mr. L. B. Rogers.
At 10 o'clock this morning the re
mains will be carried to Southport on
the steamer Wilmington for interment.
The funeral will be conducted from
the Baptist church of that place. Rev.
Mr. Edwards, the pastor, officiating.
The ancients believed that rheuma
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R. Bellamy. -
THE FIRST DAY'S SESSION.
WOMAN'S FOREIGN MISSION SOCIETY
OF N. C. CONFERENCE.
Gratifying Reports Read from the
Auxiliaries of All the Districts of the
Conference Durham District Led.
The Showing Made by Wilmington
District Several Interesting Papers
Read The Night Session.
The first session of the twenty-
second annual convention of the Wo
man's Foreign Missionary Society of
the North Carolina Conference, Meth
odist Episcopal Church, South, was
called to order at 9:30 o'clock by Mrs.
U. A. Cunninggim, president of the so
ciety. The devotional exercises were
conducted by Rev. J. N. Cole, pastor
of Grace church, in which the sesJ?ons
of the convention are being held. He
was assisted by Rev. R. F. Bumpass,
presiding elder. The president deliv
ered a very interesting address, fol-
owed by the roll-call by the recording
secretary. Miss Blanche Fentress, Miss
Glenn, missionary to Brazil, was in
troduced to the society, and subse
quently elected a member.
The following committees were an
Extension Mrs. Black Mrs. Swin
dell, Mrs, Pemberton, Mrs. Neal, Mrs.
Blanchard, Mrs. McCabe and Mrs.
Finance Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Wilier,
Mrs. Shamburger, Mrs. Allen, Mrs.
Woodard and Mrs. Brown.
Publication Mrs Swindell, Mr.Whit-
aker, Miss Hunt, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Ben
nett and Mrs. Adams.
Examining the District Secretary's
tBooks Miss Reece, Miss Grizzard.Miss
Stevens, Mrs. Mann and Miss L.
Standing Committee on Members
Mrs. Hendren, Mrs. Willis, Mrs. Black
and Mrs. Swindell.
Resolutions Mrs. Dey, Miss Carter.
Miss Cross, Miss Edmundson and Mrs.
Platform Mrs. Bumpass, Mrs. Craft
and Mrs. Shaw.
Juvenile Work Mrs. Willis, Mrs.
Hendren, Mrs. Harriss, Miss Reese,
Miss Powers, Miss Crews, Miss Cox
and Miss Sneeden.
An Interesting paper was read dur
ing the morning session by Mrs. B. B.
Adams, of Four Oaks, her subject be
ing "The Twentieth Century Move
ment." Also, a pleasing greeting from
the Home Missionary Society, extend
ed through Mrs. K. M. Black, of Ra
leigh. There was also an interesting
talk by Mrs. McCrary, of the Presby
terian society, on the very great Im
portance of the twentieth century
A vote of thanks was tendered Cap
tain J. W. Harper, of the steamer Wil
mington, for an Invitation to go on his
staunch steamer on a trip down the
Cape Fear at 5 o'clock this (Saturday)
afternoon, the sail to continue until
7:30 o'clock. The "morning session clos
ed about 12:30 o'clock, the recess being
taken until 3 p. m.
THE AFTERNOON SESSION.
The afternoon sesion of the confen-
ence was especially interesting in that
during this session reports from the
various auxiliaries were read by dis
tricts in the following order: Fayette-
vllle, Washington, Durham and Wil
mington. The Fayeteville report was
read by Mrs. M. J. Pemberton. It
showed that during the year Hay
Street auxiliary raised $82.05 for mis
sions. The report for Fayetteville dis
trict, prepared by Mrs. B. C. Graham,
showed a grand total of $277.95.
The report from the Wilmington
district will be of especial interest in
this connection. The distrct secretary
is Mrs. R. F. Bumpass, and her re
port showed Ave societies with a mem
bership of 125. During the year $121.83
was raised through the various
channels of the work. In addition to
this the juvenile department raised
$20.65; this department having two
Bright Jewel Bands numbering 51
Of the several societies included in
the Wilmington district the following
facts regarding the work accomplished
will be read with interest by the people
of Wilmington and vicinity:
Grace church society 61 members.
Amount of money raised, $76.35.; pres
ident, Mrs. R. F. Bumpass; corre
sponding secretary, Mrs. Virginia Hall.
Fifth Street church society Number
of members, 19; amount of money
raised, $21.55; Mrs. J. H. Hall, presi
dent; Mrs. Mary Blair, corresponding
Market Street society Number of
members, 16; amount of money raised,
$10.78; Rev. J. W. Potter, president:
Mrs. Beery, corresponding secretary.
Scott s Hill society: Number of mem
bers, 8; amount of money raised dur
ing the year, $8.08; Mrs. M. F. Foy,
president; J. T. Foy, corresponding
The best showing made by any dis
trict was Durham. Mrs. Bassett's re
port as district secretary showed a
grand total of $355.43 raised by the so
cieties of the district. Main Street
church society contributed $293.75 of
this amount and Trinity church so
ciety gave $85.
The reports from New Bern and
Washington districts were also highly
creditable. Mrs. Simpson reported for
the New Bern district and Mrs. Home
for the Washington district.
During the afternoon session Mrs.
C. P. Dey read an able paper on "In
A sad feature of the session was the
adoption of resolutions of sympathy
for Mrs. R. A. Willis, vice presi
dent of the society, in the loss of her
daughter. Miss Eva. The resolutions
were as follows:
"Since we last assembled In annual
meeting our vice president, Mrs. R. A.
Willis, has been called upon to suffer
a deep and trying bereavement in the
death of her beloved daughter. Eva:
"Resolved, That we, the members of
the Woman's Foreign Missionary So
ciety of the North Carolina Confer
ence, express our tender sympathy to
our dear sister, praying that to her
may be given abundantly the consola
tions of the Gospel as she looks for
ward with hope to a blessed re-union
Mrs. L. L. HENDREN,
Mrs. LUCT A. CUNINGGIM,
Mrs. F. D. SWINDELL,
Mrs. B. B. ADAMS,
THE NIGHT SESSION.
The night session of the convention
was opened at 8 o'clock with" devo
tional exercises conducted by Rev. r.
Mrs. w. H. Shaw in a splendid ad
dress welcomed the delegates to the
city, to the homes and to the hearts of
the people of Wilmington.
She referred to the numerous places
of Interest about the city, the Y. M. C.
A., the mammoth cotton factories and
kther industries and shipping, the his
toric rums of old St Philip's church
now under the care of the Colonial
Dames, reviewing in an especially in
teresting manner many of Wilming
ton's most notable historic associa
tions. The response to the address of wel
come was by Mrs. W. S. Black, of Lit
tleton. This was also an admirable
paper, but only a brief extract can be
given In this connection. She saii in
"We have assembled in your beauti
ful city and your attractive homes,
your beaming faces, your loving at
tention and your generous hospitality
might strongly tempt us to spend the
time while here in social enjoyment,
did we not know that countless tr.-u-sands
who have never heard the 's.veet
story of Jesus and His love are grop
ing their way In darkness and their
cries for more light are ever sounding
In our ears.
"We have come my dear sister, to
mingle our energies, our hopes, our
sympthy and our love with yours. v."e
are here to encourage and aid each
other to review past achievements
only to gather fresh impetus for' yet
grander results to note failures and
disappointments that we may better
guard against them in the future to
say with hearts overflowing with grat
itude 'The Lord of Hosts is with us
the God ot Jacob is our refuge.'
"We are here representing the work
In different parts of our conference and
we feel that there's a cord of sym
pathy more magnetic than the electric
chain clasping us as we stand a band
of loving followers of Him who came
into the world to seek and to save the
"Your sweet words of welcome still
ring in our ears and again we thank
you. Sweet memories of these glad days
will remain with us. May our kind and
merciful Father ever dwell in your
hearts and homes and may we all on
some bright tomorrow anchor under
a haven of rest and in an harbor of
calm, with chimes ringing other wel
come from the spires that sentinel the
city of God, while from the battlements
millions will shout, "Well Done," while
God himself will say, "Enter thou into
the joy of thy Lord.'
"We hail this glad occasion which
brings us together assembled here in
the twenty-second annual session of
our Woman's Foreign Missionary Soci
ety of the North Carolina conference.
"The tender, loving greeting just ex
tended thrills our hearts with thanks
giving and I am quite sure each heart
is beating Its own response of appre
'It is a sweet truth that words of
welcome never grow old."
Miss Majorie Taylor sang a beauti
ful solo entitled, "A Song of Para
dise." It was admirably rendered and
her lovely voice delighted the entire
The treasurer of the society, Mrs. B.
B. Adams, of Four Oaks, made her
annual report, which showed the
finances to be in a remarkably good
condition. The report was received
with much favorable comment.
The report of Mrs. L. L. Hendren,
superintendent an 1 treasurer of the
juvenile work, wac read by Mrs. S.
H. Scott, of New Bern. It was very
encouraging and showed good work in
The last report of the evening was
read by Mrs. F. D. Swindell, the cor
The benediction was pronounced by
Rev. Mr. Bumpass.
Today will be devoted to the juve
nile work, and a very interesting pro
gramme will be observed.
At yesterday morning's sesion of
the Woman's Foreign Missionary So
ciety, the "Bright Jewel Work" was
taken up and the greater part of the
day was spent in the consideration of
this department of the work. The
The meeting wras largely attended and
much interest was manifested. Mrs.
C P. Dey, of (Beaufort, presided. Mrs.
Dey and Mrs. Cunninggim conducted
the devotional exercises.
Mrs. R. A. Willis took the place of
Mrs. L. L. Hendren, the superintend
ent and treasurer of the juvenile
work, who was kept away by sickness.
Reports from thirty-eight places where
Bright Jewel Societies are established
IMrs. Hendren's suggestion that a
committee be appointed for each aux
iliary to meet with the Juvenile So
ciety and report to the auxiliary in or
der to awaken interest and discussion,
was ordered embodied in the reporton
the juvenile work.
IMrs. CM. J. Pemberton, of Fayette
ville, and Miss Glenn, of Brazil,
made interesting talks on the 3right
It was suggested by Mrs. 'Swindell
that the Bright Jewel paper be taken
in the Sunday schools.
(Mrs. Swindell read an address
from Dr. Annie Fearn to the Bright
Jewels of the M. EL Conference. Dr.
Fearn waa largely Instrumental in
hastening the Mary Black memorial
Or hospital for children in Su Choo,
The handsome banner io the Bright
Jewels by Dr. iFearn was received
yesterday. It is a beautiful silk ban
ner containing the Lord's Prayer in
Chinese. The society moved to send a
vote of thanks to Mrs. Fearn and Mrs.
Swindell also moved that Elizabeth
May, the little daughter of Dr. Fearn,
be made an honorary member of the
iBright Jewels of the N. C. Conference,
'An excellent address of welcome
was made by Miss Alice Craft and it
was beautifully responded to by Miss
Bessie Edwards, of Goldsboro.
v Resolutions were passed expressing
regrets at the absence of Mrs. Hen
dren. CMiss Glenn, missionary from Brazil,
made an excellent talk.
Mrs. B. B. Adams conducted the
closing exercises of the morning ses
sion. AFTERNOON SESSION.
The afternoon session was opened
with devotional exercises by Mrs. W.
B. Mann, of Silas City. The usual or
der of business followed.
IMlss Stevens, of Goldsboro, gave a
fraternal message from the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union. Mrs.
Cunninggim was appointed fraternal
delagate to the next convention to be
held in Ashevllle in June. Mrs. M. J.
Pemberton, of Fayetteville, was made
The session was adjourned with ben
ediction by Rev. R. F. Bumpass.
EXCURSION ON THE WILMING
TON. , The Society was given . a compli
mentary sail on the steamer Wil
mington by Captain Jno. W. Harper,
at 5 o'clock. A very large crowd par
ticipated and a thoroughably enjoy
able time was spent by all on board.
The heartfelt thanks of the conference
society is extended to Captain Har
per for this delightful courtesy.
THE NIGHT SESSION.
The session of the society last night
was set aside as an "evening with our
missionaries." Miss Glenn conducted
the services. She opened with a short
talk taking as her subject the words
Xome" and !Go."
She then made a very Interesting
and instructive talk on 'Brazil," hav
ing but recently returned from the
missionary work there.. She said that
And have new pure
only one-fifth of the oeoDie aj Pli
cated. Children are taught the French
language and speak it fluently, while
their own language is almost totally
neglected. Thev have no .word to con
vey to them the meaning of the Eng
lish word "home." A child is sent
away from home to a boarding school
at the age of six vears and returns in
time to marry. The girls marry at the
average age of 15 years and if she is
single at 18, her chances for marriage
are considered very slim.
Miss Glenn said the neonl th prs art
always anxious to receive American
instruction. The missionary schools
are doing good work and the Rrhl la
one of their chief text books.
After the talk bv Miss Glpnn a. num- :
oer or. letters irom misswnaries were
A letter from Miss Marv T. Pescud.
now in Rio de Janeiro. Rrazil. was
read by Miss Josephine Reese, of Ral
eigh. A letter from Miss Lizzie Martin.
written at the 'IMcTyeire Home,"
Shanghai. China, was read bv f!sa
Lillian Cross, of Loulsburs-.
Miss Crews read a letter from Miss i
Elizabeth Davis, and Miss Bettie Car-
ter read a letter from Miss Emma "Pap- :
both now at the Scarratt Bihle and '
Training School, Kansas City, Mo.
CLOSING -FEATURES OF THE
At 11 o'clock this morning, Rev. R. .
F. Bumpass wil preach a sermon be- ;
fore the Society. The communion ser
vice -will be held after the sermon.
Miss Glenn will make a talk on Bra
zil to the children at the Sunday
school in the afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
Tonight, Mrs. Swindell will make an
address on the Impressions and ideas
she received at the recent Ecumenical .
Conference in New York. :
A general memorial service will be :
observed at the close of this service
in memory of Miss Laura Haygood, .
daughter of Bishop Haygood, and
other missionary workers who have
died during the past year.
The last session of the convention
will be held Monday and at that time
the different committees will be ap- .
pointed, and officers elected for the
IEAVY STRAWBERRY SIIIPMEN'TS
During: the Week About 105,000
Crates Were Shipped by Refrigerator
Cars and 18,000 Crates by Southern
During the past week strawberry
shipments have been especially heavy
on the Wilmington and Weldon, At
lantic and Yadkin and Wilmington,
Columbia and Augusta railroads. In
fact, this is about the heaviest week's
shipment in the history of the straw- .
berry industry hereabout. During the
week the Fruit Growers' Express ;
handled about 550 refrigerator car
loads, making probably 165,000 crates
The Southern Express Company
handled 15,000 crates over the W. and
W. road and 3,200 crates over the A.
and Y. The heaviest shipments of the
week were on last Monday when the
Fruit Growers' Express sent north 96
car loads. Mr. Woodward said last
nisht that he thinks it probable that
about half the crop has been marketed,
the output being roughly estimated at
It is gratifying to note that the prices
of the berries have and are still hold
ing up well so that the growers can
but realize good profits, and too, all
classes of business men throughout the
berry belt are doing an especially prof
itable business as a result of the good .
prices which are being realized fo. the
It is gratifying to note, too, that prac
tically no complaint is heard anywhere
on the line as to the service being fur
nished by the Fruit Growers' and
Southern Express Companies. In fact
the service furnished by both compa
nies is praised In the highest terms. :
MRS. I. M. J. HERSMAN DEAD. i
Died at the Home of Her Grandson Mr. i
G. A. CardwellLast Nlht-Remalns
to bo Carried to Richmond. j
The Messenger regrets to announce (
the death of Mrs. I. M. J. Hersman, ;
which occurred at the residence of her :
grand son, Mr. G. A. Cardwell, 316 Ann
street, at 8:30 o'clock last night.
Mrs. Hersman was in the 78th year of
her age and had been living in this city
for about two and a half years. She
came to Wilmington from Richmond,
which city had been her previous
The deceased leaves one daughter,
Mrs. Ida G. Cardwell, mother of Mr. '
G. A. Cardwell.
The Messenger joins many friends in :
this city in tendering sincere sympa-
thy to relatives In their sad bereave- ;
ment. The remains will be carried to
Richmond tonight for interment in !
the family burying ground.
Death of Mr. Joslah II. Jones. I
Mr. Joslah H. Jones, one of Wllmlng-
ton's well known citizens, died of pneu-
monla at his residence, No lol4 Mar
ket street, at 5 o'clock yesterday after
noon, aged 72 years.
The deceased was a native of Du
nlin county, and leaves five children.
two sons and three daughters. They are
Messrs. Ed. and S. J. Jones, Mrs. Geo.
Bates and Mrs. William Hayes, of this
city, and Mrs. Mary Hurst, of Florida,
Mr. Jones has been connected with
the livery business in this city for
many years, being for the past sev
eral years with Mr. S. J. Davis. Prior
to that time he was with Captain T.
The funeral will be held tomorrow,
the hour to be announced in Sunday's
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IN HONOR OF MR: M. W. JACOBI
WILMINGTON ODD FELLOWS REJOICE
OYER HIS ELECTION.
The 'Reception Tendered by Cape Fear
Lodge as a Compliment to Their
Honored Brother Odd Fellow a Big
Success High Tribute to Mr. Jacob!
by Iredell Meares, Esq. Mr. Jacobl's
Response 'Remarks by Other Odd
Such high tribute has rarely ever
been paid an Odd Fellow as that ten
dered Mr. Marcus W. Jacobi last night
by the Odd Fellows of 'Wilmington on
his arrival from Winston where, at
the recent session of the gTand lodge
of Odd Fellows, he was elected grand
master of the grand lodge of North
Carolina, the highest honor in the
power of the Odd Fellows of the state
to confer and the greatest trust they
can repose in a brother Odd Fellow.
The compliment referred' to was the
reception tendered Mr. Jacobi by Cape
Fear lodge No. 2, the lodge of which
he is a member. It was held in the
hall of Hanover lodge and the princi
pal features were an eloquent tribute
to Mr. Jacobi by Ireaeil Meares, Esq..
tae feeling response by Mr. Jacobi and
impromptu tributes by a number of the
other Odd Fellows, principally repre
sentatives and others Just returned
from the grand lodge at W'inston.
As announced in yesterday's Messen
ger Messrs W. H. Yopp, J. T. .Riley
and B. F. King, had been appointed a
committee to arrange for the recep
tion which was given by the Cape Fear
lodge of which Mr. Jacobi Is a mem
ber. The Cape Fear lodgemen assembled
at their hall at 8:30 o'clock and with
Colonel Walker Taylor as chief mar
shal marched to Hanover dodge hall
where the reception was given, the
members of Orion and Wilmington
lodges being also In attendance.
TRIBUTE BY IREDELL MEARES,
Mr. B. F. King was made master
of ceremonies. He, in a few well
chosen words, stated the purpose of
the reception and introduced Iredell
Meares, Esq., who with Grand Master
Jacobi occupied seats on the rostrum.
Mr. Meares spoke in behalf of the
members of Cape Fear and other
lodges. He said:
"Grand Master and Brother Odd Fel
"We are assembled to interchange
mutual congratulations and unitedly
to extend these congratulations to our
brother, Marcus W. Jacobi, upon the
event of his recent election as Grand
Master of the Grand Lodge of the Or
der of Independent Odd Fellows of this
state. It Is a pleasant privilege accord
ed me to voice the sentiments of this
gathering of his brother Odd Fellows.
"It Is always easy to sympathize
with the unfortunate, for in this
we unconsciously feel our superior
ity in relative position. There may
be in that an accompanying feeling of
condescension flattering to our pride.
It is not always as easy to cordially
sympathize with the successful, who
become the recipients of high
honors, for in this we must In
dulge 'the virtue of Self abnegation.
And herein the honors of superior
position of the more fortunate so fre
quently excite the envy of the less
fortunate. He who achieves honor and
distinction with the cordial approval
of his fellow man evidences in his
character a splendid worth that stills
the beatings and silences the tongue
of envious impulses.
"In the feelings of gratulation which
stir within the hearts of all Odd Fel
lows here tonight, finding their ex
pression in fitting words, there are no
suggestions that the honor which has
fallen upon our noble young brother
has not been worthily won and worth
"He became an Odd Fellow shortly
after attaining his majority, and as a
member of Cape Fear Lodge he held
first in that lodge a subordinate ap
pointive office. Then he passed through
the chairs by election as Warden,Vice
Grand, Noble Grand, Past Grand, and
afterwards as the Grand Representa
tive to the Grand Lodge of the state.
In the Grand Lodge he has served as
Grand Herald, Grand Guardian, Grand
Warden, Deputy Grand Master, and
now, in the progress of his elevation,
he has achieved the highest state
honor, and returns to us from the re
cent session of the Grand Lodge as
the Grand Master of the Independent
Odd Fellows of this State.
"All these offices he has filled with
credit alike to himself and to the or
der, and the simple narrative of his
service attests his character as an
Odd Fellow, and its recognition by his
fellows. In the past years of this ser
vice he has been prominently Identi
fied with the work of the order, not
alone in official position, but in work
upon important committees, and he
has given of his time and his means a
liberal support to that most beautiful
evidence of the charity of our order
the Odd Fellows Orphans' Home at
"He is perhaps one of the youngest,
if not the youngest, man upon whom
in this state the honor of Grand Mas
ter has been conferred.
"Appreciating his worth as a man,
knowing his capacity for the office,
and his fidelity to duty, we may well
congratulate ourselves, apart from
local pride and personal friendship. In
his selection as Grand Master, for the.
office is an administrative one, and to
it he will bring qualities of practical
executive business capacity. His ad
ministration will be marked by prog
ress and the advance of the best in
terests of the order.
"These are the sentiments, inad.
equately expressed, which the brothers
who are assembled around us bid me
to express to you, most worthy Grand
"Accept from us the assurance of
their profound sincerity and our pledge
to give you a most cordial sympathy.
In all your aspirations for the good of
the order, and our active support In
making of your administration a dis
you will enjoy life.
tinguished one In the history of Odd
Fellowship in this state.
"More. I could not say; to say less,
would not express the fullness of our
satisfaction that the highest honor of
our order in this state has been be
stowed upon you. It is an office that to
a generous mind opens large and ever
enlarging opportunities for good to our
fellow man. Our order has ever In view
noble purposes. Its tenets are the
tenets of Love. Its precepts are the
precepts of Duty. Its work is tire' work
of Charity. Its comradeship is the
comradeship of an enlightened broth
erhood. He who enters upon the dis
charge of this high office, under the
Inspirations of the teachings of this
order, may well desire, and you, sir.
shall cordially receive, the sympathetic
support of your brother Odd Fellows
not only of Cape Fear Lodge, but as
well of this city and state."
GRAND MASTER JACOB! IS RE
SPONSE. In response to Mr. Meares tribute,
Mr. Jacobi spoke very feelingly. He
expressed very great appreciation for
the compliment conferred upon him in
tendering him the reception and for
the tribute paid him by Mr. Meares.
He made an earnest appeal for the
support of Wilmington Odd Fellows
In his work as gTand master, express
ing the utmost confidence that they
would take up the banner of Odd Fel
lowship with renewed energy.
Following Mr. Jacobl's remarks Mr.
King called upon a number of Odd
Fellows for Impromptu remarks. Those
who responded were Mr. S. Behrends,
of Cape Fear Lodge; Mr. D. F.
Barnes, of Orion lodge: Mr. E. F.
Johnson, of Hanover lodge; Mr. J. J.
Hopkins and W. C. Smith, of Wil
mington lodge: Mr. W. L. Smith,
Colonel Walker Taylor. W. H. Yopp
and W. W. Yopp, of Cape Fear lodge.
Each of these gentlemen spoke in
high terms of the new grand master
and the gratification which they felt at
his appointment to .the office. Limited
space will not admit of particular
mention. However mention must be
made of the fact that Mr. W. L.
Smith, who was in attendance upon
the grand lodge spoke very interest
ingly of the incidents connected with
Mr. Jacobl's nomination as grand
master. He referred interestingly to
the soene when Mr. Jacobi was elected
by acclamation and his father, Mr. N.
Jacobi was asked by the grand lodge
to cast the unanimous vote of the Jodge
for his son, and also of the touching
incident of the installation when the
patriarchal kiss was bestowed upon
the grand master by his father.
Mr. N. Jacobi was called upon by
Mr. King for a few remarks. He re
sponded wfth a general reference to
the success of the recent session of
the grand lodge saying that it was the
general verdict of those who attended
that It was one of the most pleasant
ever held in the state and would be
long remembered as a " red letter"
meeting in the history of North Caro
lina Odd Fellowship.
After the speeches there was an in
formal social session of the lodges
during which ice cream cake and. other
refreshments were served.
THE BASE ft.I,L II M l'IONIIII
Horner School has Won the Champion
ship Over ColleKH and chool.
The contest for the state champion
ship was narrowed down several weeks
ago to Trinity college and Horner
school. Trinity and Horner had met
three times in Durham on the Trinity
grounds, Horner winning two of the
three games. It was then decided to
play five games for the championship.
The fourth game was played on Hor
ner grounds April 28th, the score be
ing Horner 12, Trinity 6. In this game
the Trinity catcher had his fingers
split, and although the score stood at
the time 6 to 2 against Trinity, Horner
was liberal enough to agree to call this
game off and play two more, one in
Oxford and one in Durham, for the
Before the game was ended Dr. E. T..
White, who is a trustee of Trinity col
lege, joyfully announced to the spec
tators that the game, by agreement
on account of injury to Trinity play
ers, counted for naught, and was to be
played over. Trinity now declines to
play it over on the same grounds.
The next game was played on Trin
ity grounds and was 2 to 1 against Hor
ner. Trinity now declines to play the
fifth game in Oxford and Horner
claims the championship. The Horner
team is the only one In the state that
has won a game from Trinity, and she
has won three out of five, making in
the series thirty runs to Trinity's six
teen, and therefore claims the state
North Carolina Odd Fellowship.
From report of the Grand Secretary
The Messenger notes that nine new
lodges have been organized during the
past year and two re-organized, mak
ing a total of 115 in the state, and that
charters have been Issued for two
more. The membership Is 5,064, a net
gain of 1.096 during the past year.
During the past year $3,244 was paid
out on the relief of members. Assets of
subordinate lodges; money on band.
J17.810.22; value of lodge property. $26.
952.00; bonds and securities. J61.770;
value of real estate, J42.56&35: widows'
aid orphans' fund, Jld.548.97; total,
J103.895.24; and the Orphans' Home
property, at Goldsboro, valued at
An .Epidemic of Whooplnjr Coogb.
Last winter during an epidemic of
whooping cough my children contract
ed the disease, having severe coughing'
spells. We had used Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy very successfully for
croup, and naturally turned to it at
that time and found it relieved the
cough and effected a complete cure.
John B. Clifford, Proprietor Norwood
House, Norwood, N. Y. This remedy is
for sa' by Rob't R. Bellamy.
Princeton, N. J., (May 12. Jn the
dual track meet between the Univer
sity of California and. Princeton teams
here today, the Princeton team 'won
by the score of 10 to 2 points.