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INDEPENDENT ICE COMPANY ,
THE COAST LINE'S MW TRAIN
It Lett Yesterday at G a. m., Schedule
Time The Poople Alone the Road
Well Pleased Court lh Session at
WILMINGTON TO HAV ANOTHER BIG
THE WTLMIHGTOB MESSENGER, FRIDAY, "NOVEMBER 29, 1801,
Arrangements Completed for a Corpo
ration With an Authorized Capital of
S100,O0O-CapItal to the Amount ot
910,000 Has Been Paid la and the Site
.Purchased and the Machinery lias
Wilmington is to have another big ice
factory, larger, we are Informed, than
any factory in the state.
The Messenger recently announced
that Mr. L. H. Simmons, of Rocky!
Mount, was here interesting some of
our capitalists in a new ice factory and
now we are authorized to say that he
has succeeded In his. efforts. A com
pany has been organized and articles
of corporation have been tiled with
Colonel John D. Taylor, clerk of the
superior court, and forwarded to the
secretary of state at Raleigh for a
charter. The charter Is expected today
and the corporation will be organized
at once. The authorized capital Is
5100,000. and 540,000 has already been
paid in. The corporators are Messrs
J. A. Springer, W. G. Whitehead, W. E.
Springer. R. W. Wallace, D. II. Pen
ton. W. E. Perdew, and L. II. Simmons.
The corporation will be known as
"The Independent Ice Company" and
the enterprise has taken such definite
shape that the factory site has been
purchased and the order gone forward
for the machinery.
Ground will be broken for the new
factory next Monday and it will be
ready for operation on or before March
1st. The plant will be modern and up
to date in every particular and its ca
pacity will be 75 tons of crystal ice per
day. The company will have an arte
sian well and the ice will be manufac
tured from distilled water.
Mr. L. II. Simmons, the promotor of
the enterprise has been here several
days, and having closed ur the deed
left last night for Rocky Mount. He
is a brother of our esteemed townsman
Mr. Thomas F. Simmons, general man
ager of the Pannill Paint Company,
of this city.
THE NEW ICE FACTORY
It Will be Located on the North Side of
tbo Atlantic Coast Line Tracks at the
Seventh Street CrosMnjr -The Deed
The nev Ice factory mentioned in The
Messenger yesterday as on foot by The
Independent Ice Company, v.ill be lo
rated on the north side of the Atlantic
Coast Line tracks at the Seventh street
crossing. The property was purchased
from J. M. Galley, colored, and the
deeds passed yesterday.
The site for the factory is in block
2S6 and the property fronts 165 feet on
the railroad. It is In the shape of an
Ia. one portion of which is 66x163 feet
and the other 35x330 feet, the latter
running clear through from the railroad
to Harnett street. There la ample room
for the factory, the stables for the
teams, and two or three hourses for
the superintendent and others employ
ed at the factory.
The company will break ground for
the factory on next Monday, and It will
be rapidly pushed to completion.
It I aICIDEXT
Wllllum IJovd, : Colored Stevedore,
GoIh UN Leer Broken In Two Place
Yei ei-.jay While Ciettlnc: Ready to Go
Into rlie nld of the Hrlttsh Steam
.lilp Wand by
William Lloyd, a colored stevedore,
who works at the Champion compress,
met up with a bad accident yesterday
to go aboard the British steamship
Wandby. to load cotton in her hold
He was on the wharf and tied some
juniper poles into the sling so they
could be hoisted on board to be used in
stowing the cotton. When the sling got
up about twenty feet above the wharf
the sling slipped and turned the poles
loose. They fell back with tremendous
force to the wharf. One of the poles
rebounded and struck Lloyd's left leg,
breaking it in two places.
Llovd was sent to his- home at Fif
teenth and Market streets, and Dr
John T. Schonwald gave him attention.
When you feel that life is hardly
worth the candle take a dose of Cham
berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They will cleanse your stomach, tone
up your liver and regulate your bowels
making you feel like a new man. For
sale by R. R. Bellamy, druggist.
NEW STEAMSHIP LINE
BUSINESS M-N OF WILMINGTON TO
Stocfc Subscribed to Run Steamers Be
tween Wilmington and New York A
MeettmsWItl Probably b Held This
Week to Or&ranlEO
For a year or more the merchants
and business men of Wilmington have
been seriously considering the advisa
bility of operating a line of steamers
between New York and Wilmington.
Recently those interested in the enter
prise have been actively at work and
The Messenger learns that the enter
prise is assuming definite shape. A
large amount of stock has been sub
scribed and it is probable that a meet
ing will be held this week to organize.
It Is understood that more than fifty
of the largest shippers of Wilmington
have pledged themselves to patronize
the new line, and judging from re
cent developments no one need be sur
prised to see another line of steamers
plying between New York and Wil
mington in the next few month.
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There are pills and pills. You want
a pill which is certain, thorough and
gentle, . Mustn't gripe. DeWitfs Little
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table. Do -not force but xissist the
bowels. R. R. Bellamy.
(Correspondence of the Messenger.)
Whiteville, N. C, November 25.
A Messenger repesentative had the
pivilege and pleasure of being one of
quite a number of passengers who
boarded the new and expected-to-be
very popular Atlantic Coast Line train
which pulled out of Wilmington for
Charleston this morning promptly at
6 o'clock a. m. There were, besides the
train crew, eleven passengers aboard
to start on, and. by the time the train
reached here, many more had been
picked up at various stations along the
way. No stop was made, except at the
Northeast and Cape Fear rivers, till
Brinkley's was reached. All with
whom the Messenger representative
has talked are delighted with the new
schedule and speak In the highest
terms of the Atlantic Coast Line's of
ficials In this effort on their part to
give the people along the Wilmington,
Columbia and Augusta railroad such an
Improved passenger service. It was
remarked by one of the most prominent
business men of Columl us county this
morning that it had now been in the
neighborhood of fifteen years since an
early passenger train had left Wilming
ton for Florence, and that this change
in the service would no doubt become
very popular and be greatly appreciated
by the traveling public.
The train was made up of engine No
473. mail and baggage car No. 355. and
passenger cars Nos. 50 and 105. The
train crew consisted of conductor J. W.
Casque, engineer J. B. Houston, mail
agent K. A. Nelson with chief clerk
G. R. Schultz of Greensboro going
over the route to help get things in
shape, baggage agent A. H. Sanders,
fireman William Davis, porter Charlie
Columbus superior court is in session
here this week. Judge Thomas A. Mc
Neill, presiding, and lawyer Lewis ap
pearing for the state for Solicitor C
M. McLean who is unable to be here on
account of sickness.
"I have used Chamberlain's Cholic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy and find
it to be a great medicine," says Mr
E. S. Phipps, of Poteau, Ark. "It cured
me of bloody flux, I cannot speak too
highly of it." This remedy always
wins the good opinion, if not praise
of those who use it. The quick cures
which it effects even in the most seven
cases make it a favorite everywhere.
For sale by R. R. Belllamy. druggist.
DKA.TII OF CAPTAIN CUMMING
He Died Yesterday In Brooklyn, New
York He 'otnmnded (Jamming's Fr
moil Battery Dnrlntr the Civil War.
ReniAiim to be Kroucrht toWUmlna
tn The Messenger announced that on
Saturday Mr. Preston Cumming, of this,
city received a telegram stating that
his brother Captain James D. Cumming
had a stroke of paralysis on Friday
night, the third attack which he hau
suffered in the last few years. Yester
day a telegram to Mr. Cumming con
veyed to him the sad intelligence that
Captain Cumming departed this life
yesterday morning at 9 o'clock at his
home on Madison street, Brooklyn,
Captain Cumming was born at
Greensboro, N. C. May 23. 1832, and
was in the 70th year of his age. He
was the eldest son of the late William
H. and Levina Cumming, and his
brother. Mr. Preston Cumming, of our
city, is the only surviving member of
a once large family. Our townsman,
Mr. William A. Cumming, Is his neph
ew. The deceased was twice married,
his first wife being Miss Kate Rankin,
of Greensboro, by whom there was one
son, Mr. James D. Cumming, who sur
vives and is a resident of Brooklyn, N.
Y. His second wife was Miss Lettie
Lewis, of Lewiston, Me., who is still
living, but by this marriage there were
Captain Cumming was a valiant and
true Confederate soldier, and fought
bravely and gallantly in the war for
southern Independence. He moved to
Wilmington from Greensboro in 1S3S
and resided here for fifteen years. He
joined the Wilmington Light Infantry
in 1857. which was one of the four com
panies ordered to Fort Caswell to take
possession when North Carolina seced
ed. Captain William L. DeRosset com
manded that company, in that expedi
tion. The other three companies were
the German volunteers. Captain C.
Cornelson. Hedrick's Cape Fear artil
lery and the Wilmington Rifle guards.
Captain O. P. Meares commanding.
Colonel John L. Cantwell commanded
Subsequently Captain Cumming was
attached to Hedrick's Light artillery,
of which the late James M. Stevenson
was first lieutenant, Dougald Lamont
second lieutenant, and Captain Cum
ming become junior lieutenant. Cap
tain Hedrick was promoted to colonel,
Lieutenant Stevenson was made a ma
jor, and Lieutenant Lamont resigned.
Lieutenant Cumming was promoted to
Captain March 11, 1S62, and served at
Fort Caswell. Zeke's Island and Fort
Fisher. His company was attached to
the Thirteenth battalion. North Caro
lina artillery, and became Company C.
of that battalion. In that company
with him was our townsman, Mr. A.
D. Brown, who was its second lieuten
ant. Early in the war the company
was attached to General Lee's army
and Captain Cumming fought with hi"
battery throughout the campaigns of
the army of Northern Virginia. He
made a brilliant record for dash and
bravery and for his ability as a com
mander and his stubbornness as a
fighter. He occupied one of the angles
of the Confederate works at Petersburg
and served with such distinction as to
elicit the comments of both the Confed
erate and Federal officers. He also
made a fine record in many other en
gagements but it would be impossible
In this sketch to mention the history
of Cumming's battery, but it can be
said that It became famous during the
war and Captain Cumming won dis
tinction as its commender.
After the war Captain Cumming mov
ed to Charleston, S. C, and was a mem
ber of the firm of Trumbo, Hinson &
Co.. cotton brokers. Ke subsequently
moved to New York and up to his death
was a member of the cotton house of
Hinson & Co. He had many friends
In Wilmington and his death will be
learned with deep regret The remains
will be brought here for Interment, but
the time for the arrival and funeral will
be announced later.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets cure biliousness, constipation
and headache. They are easy to take
and pleasant in effect. For sale by R.
R. Bellamy, druggist.
ON TRIAL FOR MURDER
JOHN WALLACE ACCOUNTING FOR THE
KILLING OF WILLIAM DUDLEY
Ills Trial Was Begun In the Superior
Court Yesterday It Took Nearly All
Day to Get the Jury The Special
Pursuant to recess on Monday even
ing the superior court of New Hanover
county met yesterday at 9 a. m., His
Honor Judge Oliver H. Allen presiding
and Solicitor Duffy prosecuting.
The court occupied a short time in
disposing of the following cases:
Walter Silvey, assault with a deadly
weapon. Defendant pleaded guilty and
was sentenced to two months on the
George W. Millis, assault with a
deadly weapon, continued til the next
J. J. Millis, assault with a deadly
weapon. Defendant pleaded guilty and
-as sentenced to two months in jail.
T. F. Bell, assault with a deadly
weapon. Defendant pleaded guilty and
was sentenced to two moths in jail.
After the above matters were dis
posed of the case of the state against
John Wallace colored, for the murder
of William Dudley, was called up for
trial. The defendant, a black negro,, of
small statue and apparently 25 years of
tge, was present with his counsel, John
H. Gore, Esq., and Robert Ruark, Esq.,
who were appointed by the court to de
fend him. Solicitor Duffy represents
the state, assisted by E. M. Koonce,
Esq., of Jacksonville. C. P. Koonce,
Esq., of Jacksonvillefi sits with them
and is taking down the testimony.
The selection of a jury was begun
soon after the court convened and the
special venire of 60 men was exhausted.
Several special venires, 36 men in all,
were summoned and it was 4:30 p. m.
when the twelfth juror was secured.
Upon various grounds the state and de
fence retired the jurors who were ten
dered, the state having rejected Mr.
W. J. Kirkham because he was op
opposed to capital punishment.
The following is the jury as finally
selected: Samuel Northrop, R. C. Or
rell, DeLancy Evans, A. S. Holden, H.
W. Howell, H. E. Boney. A. G. Hank
ins, R, M. Wescott, W. M. Wise, R. H.
Revllle. J. B. Watters, W. P. Burns.
After the jury had been selected, Col
onel John D. Taylor, clerk of the court,
read the bill of indictment, and about
a dozen witness were called up and
Before the examination of witnesses
began, Mr. Ruark asked the court to
appoint a stenographer, saying the
matter was a very grave one for the
defendant and It was important to take
down exactly what the witnesses wer
Judge Allen remarked that he would
like to have a stenographer but he had
no authority to appoint one unless the
pay for a stenographer is guaranteed.
Mr. Gore said it was absolutely nec
essary to have a stenographer and In
formed the court that the defence would
pay for a stenographer If the commis
sioners would not. Miss Estelle Shier
was then sent for to make a steno
graplc report of the testimony.
While waiting for Miss Shrler, the ex
amination of witness was begun. Dr.
C. D. Bell, the coroner, was calied by
the state, and testified that he held an
Inquest over William Dudley. He was
JFletaira. to yemup dealer
dgaipeltfte FOEL wmp
peFSo and fine will give
you (Dime pacBiag &
summoned to examine Dudley between
8 and 9 o'clock on the night he was
shot, and when he reached him he was
lying dead on the pavement on Swan
street near the corner of Love's alley,
between sixth and Seventh streets. He
had a 38 calibre bullet hole in his ster
num about the medium line. The bul
let did not go through, and there was
no other wound. The shot was not
fired close enough to powder mark the
deceased. He examined the pockets of
the deceased and found only a broken
barlow knife and a few buttons in
them. He testified that shortly after he
reached Dudley's body some one hand
ed him a walking cane and said here's
a stick supposed to have been used in
the affair. The stick was produced and
was identified by the coroner as the one
handed to him. The handle had been
The testimony as to the stick was
ruled out as hersay evidence and the
defendants excepted. The witness was
cross-examined by Mr. Gore but nom
ing important was elicited.
Phoebe Sterling, colored, was then
called as a witness for the state. She
said she had known Wallace
about a year, and had known
Dudley some time. She testified that
on the night of the killing she was
standing on the pavement talking to
Dudley. Wallace came up and accost
ed Dudley and said "I want to see you."
He was turning the chamber of a re
volver, and Dudley said. "Go on awav
and let me alone; you have been fol
lowing me all day." Wallace stepped
up and said. "I've got to see you, and
fired at Dudley. The witness then aid
Wallace ran and so did she. She testi
fied that when Wallace came up Dud
ley tried to walk away from him but
Wallace followed him. He was four or
five feet from Wallace when he fired.
He fired twice or three times probably.
Witness testified to previous associa
tions between Wallace and the de
ceased, brought out by the state zo
show that previous threats had been
made. The state excepted but the evi
dence was admitted. In the mld-st o:
the examination of this witness in.
court at 6 p. m. took a recess till this
morning at 9 o'clock.
The jury after being taken to supper
was locked up for the night.
Castle Ilayiie Road Nearlne Comple
tion Mr. W. H. Shearin. superintendent of
the county rock quarries and convict
road force at Castle Haynes, came
down yesterday to take back with him
two convicts who were sentenced to
work on the roads.
Mr. Shearin tells us that since we
have had such fine working weather
this fall, good progress has been made
in mining rock and in macadamizing
the Castle Haynes road. With the ex
ception of a gap of two and a quarter
miles, the nine miles of road between
Wilmington and Castle Haynes has
been beautifully macadamized. He
hopes to complete the balance of the
road by the 1st of January.
The new roadway, and even the gap
that is yet uncompleted. Is a fair road,
so that practically there is a fine road
between Wilmington and Castle
Haynes. The road runs through a fine
trucking section and the farmers are
greatly pleased with the splendid facil
ity they now have for bringing their
produce to market.
Yesterday a Pender county farmer
brought a load of peanuts to market
over the1, new road. His team could
hardy pull the load over the bad roads
before be reached Castle Haynes and
he and his assistant had to walk, but
when Ahey got on the good road the
teamhad easy sailing and could have
pulled twice the load he had.
Has Been Liberally Supplied With
Our sales have been unusually good
in this department this week.
Just received tonight a nice line of
Small Children's Long Cloaks all nice
ly made and handsomely trimmed for
I $2.98 each.
200 Children's Cloaks from 6 to la
years all colors from $1.00 up.
Beautiful new style of Ladies' Cloaks
in Black, Tan and Castor the leading
shades from $4.75 to $12.50.
We are now selling our $14.00 and
$15.00 Cloaks-beautiful styles for $12.5.
Our $5.00, $6.00 and $6.50 lines are
beauties equal to others' $9.00 and
$10.00 Cloaks. Look at them before
In our Fur Department, we are doing
quite a nice business.
We sell Fur Collars from 9Sc up to
Our Fur Collarettes are from $1.50 to
IN RIBBONS A special sale on Rib
And Buy Tour Goods Cheap
Georee 0. Gaylord, - - - Proorietor,
208 and 210 North Front Street.
SA II T ON HAND AND
M L I CARGO TO Al
SlilI AOCETO IMPORTED
Sardines, Salmon, Cakes
DUIJLOP HEAL, rQEU, OATS,
11 AY, HUE, CEHEIIT. -
Just received 300 pieces 34-inch wide
all silk, all colors sells regularly for
25c my. bargain price 10c per yard.
A big line of New Taffetta Ribbons
extra heavy quality for 10c. 15c, and
20c per yard. 120 pieces to select from.
6 dozen Ready-to- SVear Hats, nlc
pretty colors worth $1.25, now 75c
We are agents for Sweet Orr Overall
worn by all classes of skilled labor
masons, carpenters, plumbers, engin
eers, firemen all styles, all sizes sell
for 75 and 90c. Just received a new
supply of them.
We have 25 dozens of New Brussels
Rugs any size, any color from 48c t
120 dozen Window Shades.
Felt Shades at 9c.
Opaque Linen Shade at I2z
5,000 pairs of Shoes all etylea. Good
Shoes for a little money.
50 pairs of Men's good Rubber Shoes
at 25c a pair.
Rubber Boots for firemen, lumbermen