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THE WILMINGTON MESSBNGKK TUESDAY', AUGUST 11, 1903
This is the day of presidential booms.
Seeral have been floated on the dem
ocratic side In the last few months.
Some have collapsed and some are liv
ing-, kept afloat with much effort by the
friends of the candidates but the Gor
man and the Cleveland booms seem,
to use an Irishism, to be kept afloat
by their own weight. Mr. Gorman's
position as leader of the democrats in
the senate gives him great advantage
over the other men whose names have
been mentioned for the democratic
nomination. We do not suppose there
is any doubt about the fact that he
would be glad of the nomination and
he would be one of the strongest can
didates the democrats could nominate.
While holding no populistic 5deas, he
stood by the party in and 190O and
voted for Bryan on both occasion?.
Tfcis fact will make him solid "with a
great many democrats who would not
vote for Cleveland or Olney, while the
gold standard wing of the party could
net object to him because of any free
Nc doubt Mr. Gorman will use legi
timately of course his position as
leader of the democratic party In con
giess to strengthen his chances for the
nomination and a good puP. it give
As to Mr. Cleveland, the public sen
timent in his favor sterns to be grow
in?' daily, especially at the south. His
name is kept before the public by such
papers of this se"t:on as are beyond the
suspicion of being subsidised in his
Interest. If public sentiment in his
favor continues to grow from now
urtil the meeting of the national con
tention as rapidly as it has in the last
fe? months the third term idea will
not stand in the way of his nomination
by that convention. "We believe that
could he g-t the democratic nomina
tion he would surely be elected, lie is.
in our opinion, the strongest man the
democrats could nominate. As against
Mr. Roosevelt for the republican nom
inee he could poll more votes than any
nan in the democratic party. Tt w7!l
Le much harder to nominate him in a
democratic convention than it would be
to elect him. The two-thirds rule will
compass his defeat. There Is n
chance of his nomination unless the
democratic masses all over the coun
try, falling in line with the present
glowing sentiment in his favor, rise
ut and demand of the political leaders
of the party that they shall give him
the nomination demand as leader him
vvbom they know can and will lead them
t- victory. Mr. Cleveland would today
nr.d would in November of next year
receive a larger proportion of the float
ing vote in those states where the float
ir?: vote counts, than any man the
democrats could nominate. Yet Mr.
Cleveland has to be sacrificed to a
Mr. IJourke Cochran :s perfectly cor
rect in saying that if Mr. Cleveland
c u!d be nominated he would be elect
ed. On this subject the Charleston
Nf vs and Courier says:
"Bourke Cork ran has returned to the
T'l ited states aft-r a protracted visit
to foreign lands. The most significant
thing said by him upon landing at Neve
Y rk was that "if th efriends of Mr.
C'.vel.md .an so inl!u.-!Ur the public
as to cause the public to force hi?"
n:r.inat:r h" will 1 fW-tfd." That
is what th" friends of Mr. Cleveland
vr rather the friends of republican
go rnni. tit in this -oimtry- will to
to do. V are not particularly con
uiti"d abut whether his nomination
shall be pleasing to the so-called
"i ndrs" of th- party r t ot. What
a- want to d at th- r."Xt presidential
rlo tion is to have- a candidate who
can be elected, and there is no other
iran in the democratic party so strong
tcday as Mr. Cleveland."
In most cases of lynching the re
port reads that Xhr sheriff or other
otlicer was overpowered by the mob.
but we notice that in every instance
where the othYers resist the mob to
the extent of using their g,ins they
suceeed in protecting the prisoner. In
Danville. Ills., the lvnchir.g crowd
"overpowered" the city others and
hanged the man the latter had in
charge. Yhcri thew reached the coun
ty jail, intent on - second lynching,
they were met by bullets from the
sheriff's gun and were repulsed. Mcxt
lynching are the result of the timid
ity of the otlicers in charge of the
prisoner or of their disinclination to
fire upon a crowd of their fellow eit
i ens. A few shots tired into - crowd
will disperse mot any mob. Napoleon
said the most cr,,el thing that could
be done to a mob was to tire over
Mr. Koosvtlt has not been able to
suppress the lily-white movement in
the south. We ser that a faction of the
party in Alabama is going: to start
a weekly paper. This bobbing up
again of the lily whites after the
president thought he had exterminat
ed the breed dves not seem to please
the administration. Its r'a:i. The
Evening Star, of Washington, says-
"It is announced that the lily
whites of Alabama will soon start a
newspaper for the furthering of their
plans. Their venture will be a week
ly, to be changed into a da:,v if pros
perity attends. We shall probably
now be advised of just what these in
dividuals are driving- at. They have
not up to this time impressed the
country favorably. As much as has
appeared from their declaration of so
called principles has suggested at best
but a scramble for patronage. Hav
ing failed of recognition --nder Mr.
Roosevelt they have appeared to be
anxious for a deal under somebody
eise. And. really, isn't tnat about the
srz- of the movement? Shall we
gather anything more from the types
they will soon be-in to stick? Prob
What an ordeal for that Washing
ton sheriff whose duty compelled him
to protect from the mob the man who
had so brutally murdered his y ng
If the reports regarding the origin
of the recent revolution (?) in Panama
are correct the president should send
Carrie Nation down there. As Consul
General Gudger seems so anxious to
get away from that quarter of the
globe we suggest that he be allowed
to resign and Madame Carrie be ap
pointed in his stead. She would ee
to it that neither the commander of
the military post nor any other of
ficial got on the Outside of e.nough
highballs to make him start a revo
lution. The people of Salisbury know what
progress means. They have voted a
bond issue of ninety thousand dollars
for street improvements. Money
spent on improvement of streets and
country roads is never thrown away.
Other towns of or state should follow
Senator Aldrich will not allw him
self to be politically shelved by Sen
ator Piatt. He has had the public
announcement made that he is not a
candidate for vice president. He had
rather be the leader of the senate
than its ruler.
BAXTER'S COTTON LETTER.
OpenlDR Tobacco Sale at Warwaw.
New York, August 6. Weakness here
in the late market yesterday led to an
unsettled feeling in Liverpool. Wall
street was also in a demoralized condi
tion and this made cotton people ner
vous. The weather was good for the
crop but reports of the effect of the
rains of last week were rather in the
direction of hurting the crop. The mere
fact that new cotton is not turning up
strengthened the position and must
continue to so long as it lasts. We
must have the new bales in fact before
they will tell against the market by
means of prophesies of the coming later
on. The opening market was weak for
August and steady at an advance for
other months. Transactions were on a
large scale and early excitement was
followed by a period of dullness. Sep
tember, Oc tober and December were
most active. Then came renewed sell
ing by the old bull leader 'out before
long a sharp rise occurred in September
followed by frequent up and downs and
a very nervous feeling everywhere. No
attention was paid to crop news and
people as a rule were selling one mo
ment and buying the next. Everything
pointed to an active market and wide
A. B. BAXTER & CO., (Inc.)
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Coming as it does, in the busiest
season, when a man can least afford
to lose time, a sure and ouick cure
for diarrhoea is very desirable. Any- i,
one who has given it a trial will tell
you that the quickest, surest and most
pleasant remedy in use for this dis
ease is Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy. There is no
loss of time when it is used, as one
or two doses of it will cure any or
dinary attack. It never fails, not even
in tire most severe and dangerous
cases. For sale by all druggists.
Mr. J. A. Culhreth. of Hope Mills.
Met "With Serious Accident Per.
(Special to The Messenger.)
Fayetteville, N. C, August 6. Mr.
and Mrs. Edmund D. Johnston, Miss
Fan Williams and Mr. Hector Mc
Geachey leave tomorrow, for Mason
boro Sound, to attend a hou.-e party
given by Miss Daisy Smith, of Go'.ds
boro. Mr. and Mrs. George M. Rose enter
tained last night in honor of their
neice. Miss Hattie Dewey.
Miss Stella Young Hood, of Columbia,
S. C. is visiting her uncle. Mr. N. B.
Miss Hope McAIpine is the guest of
Miss Luola Moore, on Haymount.
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Smith, and sons
who have been spending the last month
at Virginia Beach and Blue Ridge
Springs, have returned home.
Miss Kate Hawley leaves for Saluda
Mr. Ed Pemberton leaves this after
noon for the south, on an extended
Mr. . J. A. Culbreth. outside fireman
of the Hope Mills M anufacturing- Com
pany met with a serious accident sev
eral days ago, while engaged in some
excavation work, and is still in a very
A Rip Deed.
Chattanooga. Tenn.. August 6.
Deeds have been filed recording the
transfer of sixty thousand acres of
coal land in Cumberland county. Ten
nessee, by Eugene Hawkins and oth
es. and the Central Land and Coal
Company, and the Cumberland Coal
:'iid Coke Company in favor of the
N.rth American Coal Company.
The consideration is one million dol
lars. kfi OLD ADAGE
"A light purse is a heavy curse"
Sickness makes a light purse.
The LIVER is the seat of nine
tenths of all disease.
go to the root of the whole mat
ter, thoroughly, quickly safely
and restore the action of the
LIVER to normal condition.
3ive tone to the system and
solid flesh to the body.
Take No Substitute.
In the loins.
Nervousness, nnrefreshlng sleep, despon
dency. It is time you were doing something.
The kidneys were anciently called the
reins in your case they are holding the
reins and driving you into serious trouble.
Acts with the jnost direct, beneficial effect
on the kidneys. It contains the best and
safest substances for correcting and toning
Women a Vestrymen.
It seems a misnomer to apeak of a
woman as any sort of a man.but a
writer in The New York Sun contends
that women should become vestrymen
in the churches. In support of this
argument he says: "They have always
taken the burden of church work upon
themselves and oftentimes they have
actually performed the duties of offices
of which their husbands have borne
the titles, but have been too busy to
attend to. Why, then, is it not just
that women should rece;ve the title of
vestryman? The day for perfunctory
ofncec of any kind hss gone by. If
therfe is work to do. let any on com
petent for it undertake the work, re
ceive the title, whether it be man or
woman. Is it not the women who look
af er the poor of the parish, the indus
trial and the mothers' meetings, to say
nothing- of the missions and in most
parishes the music'? As to ability to
manage the finances, a purely business
office, it may or may not be in a per
son, but oftentimes a woman has more
financial ability than has a man."
Now admitting all this to be true, it I
does not alter the fact that it would
be exceeding bad policy. The com
plaint is general that the churches are
new made up almost exclusively of
women and that only a small percent
age of men are to be found in the
pews. It cannot be denied that the
holding of office is a gratification that
few men can resist, and by electing
the most unobjectionable male mem
bers to offices in the congregation, the
church secaries at least a fairly re-i
spec-table male minority in its mem
bership. If, however, the ofTi- ts were taken
away and give to the women, there
U no telling how many laymen would
be lost from the congregation. The
churches would become more than ever
women's societies, and there would be
more men than ever carrying their re
ligion in their wives' names.
We do not dispute the fact that wo-
men would probably make better
church officers than nion, just as they
now make better .church members, but
it would be bad policy for churches to
reliquish the hold which they have
on the men by reason of placing them
n office. Augusta Chronicle.
Poor Old Man.
General Cassius M. Clay, of Ken
tucky, one of the most interesting char
acters of the age has wound up his
eventful career, and gone the way of all
flesh. General Clay Jived to be ninety
three years of age, and while his life
was of more than a lew days it was
full of misery. From the very start
he seemed to be at enmity with the
world, or at least with a larga part of
it, and he was always fighting. He
had his friends, to be sure, but he had
a host of enemies, and in his latter
days he fortified his home under the
impression, whether tnere was ground
for it or not. that his enemies were
disposed to raid his premises and take
We do not see how it is possible for
a man of his disposition to be happy.
We do not see how it isr.ossible for any
man to be happy with enmity in his
heart. He may find a soi t of grim sat
isfaction in fighting md punishing- his
enemies, for it is said that revenge is
sweet, but a gTudge in the heart is like
the fly in the ointment. It is a cank
er that eats into the very vitals of hu
man happiness and "mocks the meat i
feeds upon." Times-Dispatch.
OranKCM (Hood for Smoker.
"Did you ever notice.'
asked a well-
i-r,. -t . . . ,
known uptown physician the other
day, according to the Philadelphia
Record, "that men who e oranges
are not much injured by smoking? It
is a fact. Orange juice has the facul
ty of neutralizing nicotine, and that
is the reason. I have seen men weak
ened and even made ill by excessive
smoking, and a few oranges were all
that was necessary to straighten them
"All this bother about the injurious
effects of rirnrette smoking wearies
me," he continued. "I don't mean to
say that they are not injurious to boys
any kind of smoking is, for that mat
ter. But those who put up a hue and
cry against cigarettes say that it is
the - r that is at fault. That is all
nonsense. It is the inhalation of the
nicotine-laden smoke that causes the i
5f5'aO?n wniSdntVhn- "
aid you would nnd that the injury m-
Sh? rSmSTth18 ,tridiulousli' I
imoki fir ttv .5ave
smoked cigarettes tor tvsenty vears. i
and look at me. I eat oranges."" j
As the doctor is an athlete, and has '
not known sickness during the whole
forty vears of his life, it looks as if i
there might be something in his claim.
Atlantic Highlands, X. J., August 6. '
Twenty-two and a half minutes in a
twenty mile race which occupied a lit
tle more than 3 hours in the sailing
was the beating administered to Sham
rock I. by Sir Thomas Lipton's new cup
candidate today. No shift of wind or
calm helped or hindered either boat.
The challenger's victory was without
a flaw. A overcame sky, with threat of
rain induced Mr. Fife to limit the
course to 20 miles, a beat of 10 miles
south-southeast, from Scotland light-'
ship, and return.
The boats went off on different tracks,
but Shamrock III. soon tacked and
both headed eastward. The challenger
quickly demonstrated that it was the
kind of weather in which she was at
her best. The old boat hardly gave her
The Tariff a a Contract.
The obligation of contract is often
invoked by corporations to avoid new
taxes. The franchise holders of New
York are just now appealing to the
supreme court on that ground in their
endeavors to escape taxation on the
value of their franchises. It is some
thing new, however, to find the tax
laws themselves construed as a con
tract and therefore no subject to
change, lest the constitutional rights of
citizens be invaded. But now come the
opponents of the Cuban reciprociy
treaty announcing that doctrine. Ad
vance sheet- of "The American Econ
omist" have been sent to us, in which
a recent remark or rrne Tribune con
cerning the desirability of immediate
action on the Cuban treaty when Con
gress assembles is attacked, the sev
eral questions are proposed for long
debate by the house. Among them is
Does it not involve the violation by
the government of a contract of agree
ment with certain producing interests
of the United States namely, the
Dingley tariff law?
We have heard a great manv unpleas
ant things aid about the Dingley tar
iff law and its working which we did
not believe. We never expected to see
its professed friends suggest what its
enmies have sometimes charged, that
it was not, indeed, a piece of national
legislation, but an instrument in a
commercial bargain: that it was not a
revenue law passed for public pur
poses but a stipulated price paid to
certain business interests for value re
ceived. We have not believed these
things. "We do not believe them. On
the contrary, we have considered the
Dingley law, on the whole, a wise and
patriotic measure, at the time of its
passage well adapted to promote the
prosperity of the whole country, and
since outgrown and in need of modifi
cation only in detail. If it was a con
tract with the sugar and tobacco inter
est, as now suggested, then our faith
has been misplaced. If the Dingley
law was a contract "with certain pro
ducing interests," then it must nave
been passed in payment of some sup
posed debt. The "producing inter
ests" in question must have paid some
thing for It.
A contract implies consideration.
What "producing interests" rendered
valuable consideration which gives
them a right to look on a law of the
United States as a contract which the
United States has no right to revise
at will? What was the consideration?
To whom was it rendered?
the secret clauses which give what is
on its a mere tax law the character
of a contract? "Certain producing in
terests" have a contract with the Uni
ted States, have they? a contract, not
that t"' shall be taxed only at a cer
tain rate, or shall not be taxed at all.
but that somebody else shall be taxed
for their benefit? For how long does
this contract run? Have the "certain
producing interests acnuired a per
petual lien on the country by the pas
J sage of a contract instrument estab-
lishing an unchangeable tax? What
claim had the "producing interests" on,
the lawmakers to induce the creation
of such an astonishing obligation,
amounting to the sale and alienation
of the government's future legislative
We do not believe that they had any,
or that congress thus violated its duty.
It is much more probable than the op
ponents of any change in the schedules
to conform to the Cuban treaty are
merely indulging in reckless assertions
and advancing groundless claims. Cer
tainly, it there had been any such bar
grain and sale of the taxing power and
the establishment of rates on a con
tract agreement, those who were en
joying the benefit of such a betrayal
of public trust would be the last to
boast of it. New York Tribunee.
To Prepare for Tillman.
In the United States senate, when
a member is conducting the discus
sion of some bill which attracts much
attention, he is called upon to reply
to all sorts of searching criticisms,
says the Saturday Evening Post. To
get a contested measure through re
quires strength of purpose, nimble
wit and complete knowledge of the
subject. The ordeal also levies upon
the physical strength of the man in
charge of the measure.
One day during a big debate in the
recent session. Senator Spooner. who
was in charge, did not feel so well as
usual, and forthwith consulted a phy
sician, a man who is a close student
of public affairs.
"There is nothing serious the matter
with you." said the medical man;
"you have been on a strain, that's all.
I'll give you some pills which you
will find to be an excellent tonic.
Take them in the morning just before
oin to tne senate?"
now manv snail i taice :
i .irn0 ., ;eoo
replied the physician. "Let's see: who
is slated to criticise your bill tomor
row?" The senator from Wionsin men
tioned the name of a colleague known
as a strong and resourceful debater.
"Take three pills," said the physi
cian. "Who's to be your opponent the
The name of the senator not quite
so formidable as the first was given.
"Two pills," said the doctor. "And
who's the man you meet in debate the
The name was given.
"One nill will do. And who is down
to assail your bill and ask you ques
tions on the fourth day?"
Senator Spooner named a senator
who evidently had not impressed the
'ou " lt the Wll entirely that
The' senator laughed. "Next week I
am to have Tillman of South Carolina
v i , ,
on.(n?ttt Jet vJteered. . .
eng? anv -fta?e ffJr Pllls 1
"j , al f1 eYer'half
hUr urmg the rest of the day."
Altogether Too Truthful.
Market street merchant has
j :viarKet street merchant has an
office boy who is all right as a faith
ful. honest little chap, but his home
training has been so good that he is
by no means a good fibber, says The
Philadelphia Ledger. The other day
the merchant said to tie boy:
"Did you tell that awful bore who
caUed that I had gone to San Fran
"Yes, sir," said the boy: "I told him I
you started this morning-."
"Good boy! What did he say?"
"He wished to know when you'd re
turn, sir, and I told him I did not think
you would be back until after lundh."
, , ,
Russia has made another batch of
important concessions, details of "which
"will be issued shortly," which, in j
dipldmatic Russian, means any old
time. Washington Fost.
A Back: Xnmber.
The Denver dispatch, which armounc
ed the meeting of the representatives
of the populist pary there on Tues
day did not say rtiat the convention
was a large and enthusiastic one. From
this we infer that it wa& a small one
and that the enthusiasm that prevail
ed wasn't of a character to attract
wide attention. As a matter of fact
the populist party has had its day. It
is a back number. The high water
mark of its prosperity was reached long
ago. For several vears the party has
been disintegrating until now there
isn't much of it left.
At the Denver conference one sensi
ble thing was done. It was agreed not
to fuse with any other party. Probably
there isn't a desire on the part of any
other party to fuse with it. And the
populists showed good judgment in
another respect. The two factions got
together. It would have been folly for
them to continue to fight each other.
The populists say that "the manifest
unrest which everywhere appears in
the nation demonstrates the dissatis
faction of the people with the present
management of the government, and
argues the necessity of the reform
forces coming together in united action
at the ballot box to obtain proper legis
lation whereby the right of the people
to self-government may be had for
themselves and their posterity."
There is dissatisfaction no doubt with
the present management of the gov
ernment, but it doesn't follow that the
people are going to turn the govern
ment over to the Popu'ist party. There
isn't a sign anywhere that there is a
yearning for that party. Indeed the
indications are that that party is re
garded as practically cead. No loubt
the dispatch from Denver announcing
that there was still life in it was read
in most part of the country with sur
It is doubtful if the populists have
a chance for carrying a single state
in the presidential contest. According
to the resolution adopted at Denver it
is its purpose to enter the field of na
tional politics, and at present it intends
to name a presidential ticket. There
was a time when it wielded considera
ble powder, but it is a question if it is
now as strong as th prohibition party,
It is certain thar the leaders of the
democratic party will not be disturbed
in the least by anything the populist
party may do. Savanna News.
Poor Old Maine.
Poor old Maine is still struggling
with her half-century old self-imposed
problem of trying to keep her people
sober by commandments of the law.
Notwithstanding the new rule of law
that the holding of a United States
revenue tax certificate is prima facie
evidence that the holder is selling li
quors contrary to the law of the local
ity, the saloons go right ahead openly
selling booze and finding it profitable
to pay their fines from the enormous
profits that can be coined out of prohi
It would pay the people of Maine to
send a ship load of their legislators
down here to Georgia and let them
study awhile the common sense and
sobriety inducing results of our local
In 1902 Maine, a supposedly iron
clad -rohibition state, with a popula
tion of 694,466, had 1.3S4 liquor tax re
ceipts from the United States govern
ment in force, or 1 to almost every 502
of her inhabitants. In the same year
Georgia, with 2.216.331 inhabitants,
had 1,572 such quasHicenses, or 1 to
almost every 1,410 of her people, in
cluding men. women and children. If
we "had 'em" likeH Maine has "got
'em" we would have exactly 4.415 retail
dealers in Geola to1""
It is evident to the most casual ob
server who travels in Maine that the
prohibitory liquor law of that state is
one of the most farciai affairs in the
whole country. A rightly drawn local
option law would accomplish everv
purpose contemplated by the people
when the drastic prohibitory law was
adopted over fifty years ago. Under
it every political division of the state
desiring freedom from saloons could
have it and being self-charged with
the enforcement of the law could make
it effective. The cities would prob
ably vote for saloons under high li
cense terms and so be able to regulate
th- traffic under open police condi
tions. At present the city authorities
are either in political league with the
liquor demanding element, or are pow
erless to suppress the traffic because
of the figitive campaign its promoters
carry on. Sheriff Pearson, of Port
land, worked himself into a prema
ture grave in the endeavor to scotch
and destroy the illicit traffic in liquors
in that city.
Frankly, we would advise our friends
in Maine to come down here to Atlan
ta and see a city more than twice the
numbers of Portland, and where not
one drunken man can be seen on the
streets when ten can be encountered
on the streets of the Maine metropo
lis. Atlanta Constitution.
How Xnr Head Got Its ame.
Besides its excellent reputation as a
resort. Nag's Head has a name in his
tory that is not altogether enviable. It
was once the rendezvous of profes
sional wreckers, who made their living
out of the ruin of ships. In ancient
times it was the custom, according to
the tales of mariners, to tie a lantern
to the head of a horo and drive him
out into the treacherous shoals that
there jut out into the ocean. There
were no lighthouses then, and a cap
tain, seeing apparently the light of a
vessel riding in deep water, imagined
his vessel safe until it crashed upon
th? shoals. Then the wreck was the
spoil of the "beach combers." Sailors
feared it as "the p'ace of the Nag's
Pirates once had their headquarters
near by, and it is said and widely be
lieved that the beautiful Theodosia
Burr, daughter of Aaron Burr, was
made to "walk the plank" to her death
off this place. Her portrait was found,
generations after, in the cabin of a
sailor on that shore. Baltimore Sun.
The Washington Poet thinks the
federal government should appropriate
Breathitt county, Kentucy and turn
it into a rifle range for snap-shot
practice by our soldiers.
Down Danville way they have other
uses for the negro than sending him to
congress, as Senator Hopkins sug
gested. Washington Post.
WILL BE HERE
Gov. Aycock Will Be
A Labor Day
Hin Letter of Acceptance Read to
the Joint Committee Last Mght.
Another Meeting Held Field.
Sport Decided Upon for the After,
noon Day Will be a Gala One.
Parade and Other Bij? Features.
The Old North State's brilliant gov
ernorCharles B. Aycock will be the
oratcr of Wilmington's great Labor
Day celebration. This is an assured
fact. A letter of acceptance was re
ceived yesterday by Mr. J. Edgar.
Lewis, secretary of the joint commit
tee of arrangements, and was read at
a meeting of the committee last night.
Of course, the news was gladly receiv
ed. The visit of the governor will add
much to the Labor Day celebration and
will fill to the brim the "cup of happi
ness." His acceptance completes the
elaborate programme mapped out for
the observance, which will be one of the
greatest ever held in the south.
The committee at its meeting last
night accomplished much. Mr. W. C.
Wallace, the chairman, presided, with,
Mr. J. Edgar Lewis secretary.
Captain W. F. Corbett, chairman of
the amusement committee, made a flat
tering report, showing that his part of
the celebration is being well looked af
ter and will be of a splendid nature.
Probably by the next meeting the entire
programme will be ready for announce
ment. It is settled that the imposing street
parade will take place in the morning-.
The hundreds of members of the differ
ent labor organizations will all march
to the Coast Line depot in time to meet
the governor, who will arrive on his
private car, which will be transferred
and carried direct to Wrightsville
Beach. A special committee will meet
the Chief Executive, welcome him and
accompany him to the seashore.
After attending the arrival of the dis
tinguished visitor the parade will be
resumed. The line of march will be
down Front street and then probably
out Market to Tenth street, where a
number of suburban cars will be in
waiting and carry the party to the
At the seashore the exercises will take,
place in the spacious Casino pavilion.
There both Governor Charles B. Aycock
and Mayor William E. Springer will
deliver addresses. These two speakers
will be introduced by one of the mas
ters cf . ceremonies, Messrs. G. F. Quinn
and J. Edgar Lewis.
In the afternoon the field sports will
take place and will consist of many
exciting and ludicrous events, including
foot races, bag races, hurdle races, etc.
The?e athletic sports will be directed
by Mi. Charles Dushan, of the Young
Men's Christian Association, and Mr.
The music for the occasion will be
furnished by an excellent brass band,
which will head the street pageant. A
large platoon of policemen will also be
in the parade, as will also in all proba
bility be the Junior Order of American
Mechanics of this city. Both Jeff Da
vis and George Washington Councils
will be invited to participate in the
parade and subsequent observance at
It has been decided for the partici
pants not to be uniformed, but simply
to wear appropriate badges.
It is earnestly desired that the day
be made a gala one, as it should be,
and it will be requested uhat all places
of business be closed. A special com
mittee, composed of Captain W. F.
Corbett and Messrs. S. W. Sebrell, D.
B. Sellers and J. Edgar Lewis, has been
appointed to see all manufacturers and
and ethers who employ organized labor
and especially request that they "shut
down" for the day. It is also expected
that the board of aldermen and board
of county commissioners will suspend
their regular monthly meetings, sched
uled for Labor Day, which is the first
Monday in September.
The committee to solicit donations
will commence its work today or to
morrow and will, no doubt, be liberally
treated, for the laboring man is a big
thing in trade in Wilmington and al
ways helps those who helps him. In
other words, he is a loyal friend.
FIRE AND WATER.
They Will Meet Together in Dur
ham Next Week.
Next Tuesday, the 11th. the State
Firemen's Association and Tourna
ment will be held in Durham. It will
be one of the events of the year. Dur
ham extends a cordial welcome to all
who may attend. The State Fire
men's Association is composed of fifty
companies. The membershiD is 678
with sixteen assistant chiefs, making
a total of 694.
The North Carolina Water Works
Association will meet in Durham dur
ing the session of the Firemen's Tour
nament. One of tiie most interesting features
of the tournament will be the ex
hibition of the Charleston Pompier
Corps. This is a most exciting prac
tice and will show the improvement in
modes of fighting fire.
The races will be exciting, and there
will be amusements for the visitors as
well a3 firemen. Durham is preparing
to do her best. That means some
thing. Reduced rates on all railroads.