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THE WILMINGTON .j&ESSENGEK, TUESDAY , NOVEMBER 17. 190b.
A Negro Kills Andrew)
Green, the "Father of
Greater New York"
MAN WAS INSANE
Mr. Green Was an Old Man and
Was a Remarkable Citizen lie
Was Murdered on the Steps of His
Home and the Shooting Was the
Outcome of an Insane Delusion on
the Part of the Negro, Who Ex
presses no Regret for His Crime
and Tells a Rambling Story as to
Why He Committed It.
New York, November 13. Andrew H.
Green, the "Father of Greater New
York." and one of the city's oldest and
most remarkable citizens, was shot and
instantly killed on the steps of his home
on Park avenue today, by Cornelius M.
Williams, a negro who is believed to be
The shooting was evidently the out
come of an insane delusion on the part
of the negro that Mr. Green had slan
dered him. for when he was asked why
htr had committed the murder he re
plied: "I did it to save my character."
There were three witnesses of the
tragedy, Mrs. Anna Bray, a domestic
in Mr. Gn-en's family; Emily Michels,
an errand boy, and Patrick Dyer, a cab
man. According to these witnesses, the
negro must have been waiting for Mr.
Green to come home from his office.
The negro was standing in the vesti
bule of the house, and as Mr. Green
started to ascend the two steps leading
to the hall door, Williams advanced to
ward him. There was a brief inter
change of words, and then the negro
drew a revolver and fired five shots in
rapid succession. Mr. Green sank to
the stone pavement, blood streaming
from his head, while his murderer re
turing the revolver to his pocket. lean
ed against the railing of the step as if
William 11. Burn, carriage starter
for the Murray Hill hotel was one of
the first t reach the man whom he
seized as he was about to walk away
and turned him over to a policeman
and a detective, who rushed up a mo
ment later. A physician was on the
spot almost immediately and pronounc
ed Mr. Green to be dead. As the ne
gro's aged victim fell, a young woman
rushed out of the house and took the
dead or dying man's head in her lap,
at the same time calling upon him in
piteous tones, to speak to her. As irtie
tried in vain to get a response, Williams
turned upon his victim and shouted:
"Damn you. I told you I would get
even with you."
One of the negro's bullets imbedded
itself in the ceiling of the vestibule. It
is believed that all of the others took
effect. Any one was sufficient to cause
Mrs. Bray told the police that sho
" was just about to enter the house when
-she saw Mr. Gren accosted by Wil
liams and heard the former say, in an
swer to some words addressed to him
by the negro: "Go away. I don't know
you." Then Williams drew his revolver
and shot the old man. As soon as the
policemen seized the colored man, they
searched him and found the revolver,
which was still warm. They hurried
him to a station house, where he was
subjected to a searching examination,
the result of which left little doubt of
the negro's insanity.
Williams appeared to be perfectly self
possessed and acted as though he felt
he had performed a meritorious deed.
He is a well built man. of average
height, and of not unpleasant features.
He said he was single. 43 years old. and
lived at No. 156 West 26th street, at
which place, however, he is r.ot known.
The prisoner answered, without hesita
tion or any show of irritation all ques
tions put to him and spoke like a man
firm in the conviction that he had been
deeply wronged by the man he had
He told a rambling story about a col.
ored. woman, Bessie Davis, who. until
about four months ago kept a lodging
house for negroes in West 53rd street,
who he said, had circulated statements
derogatory to his character and against
for $30,000 for slander. The trouble he
said, dated back to the year 1895, when i
he was one of her lodgers. Her stories j
reached the congregation of the Mount j
Olivet church of which he was an at-
tendant and he was forced to give up ;
his membership there because his fellow
w.irshinnprs nointed the finsrer of scorn
at him. Her slanders, continuing over i
eight years cost him nearly all his j
-I would have been married now only !
for her," he added bitterly.
Continuing he said he had not been '.
able to find the woman, who had been '
spirited away by powerful friends. He
blamed Mr. Green for befriending the
woman, and enabling her to continue
her slanderous stories. He said he had
asked Mr. Green to "get after her."
but he had failed to do so.
"I'm not sorry I shot him." exclaimed
the prisoner, "He got what he deserv
ed. I may not be justified by society
but I'm justified in the eyes of God.
I'm willing to go to the electric chair.
. if necessary to vindicate my character."
The prisoner said that he was a, na
tive of Virginia, and that he supported
himself by taking care of furnaces.
The prisoner was then removed to
police headquarters, where he was ques
tioned by Inspector McCiuskey, to
; Is Brought on by a Failing Body, as Many
Wilmington Readers Know.
Failure to provide for the welfare
of the body causes the body to fail,
and brings on premature age. Men
of 35 who are afflicted with kidney
troubles walk about like men of 75.
It's easy to cure it, and to regain
the elastic step that you should
have. A well known Wilmirjgton
man tells how.
J. A. White, electrician for the
Coast Line R. R., at Rocky Mount,
residing at 206 North 6th street,
says: "I have had great trouble .-with
my back, right across the loins, and
when I sat still for a while I hardly
knew how to move and when I did
you would think I was seventy-five
years old. They are pains all over
me and I could not tell where they
were to strike me. I used liniments
and lots of remedies but nothing did
me any permanent good until I pro
cured Doan's Kidney Pills at Bella
mv's drug store and used them. They
helped me in a very short time and
seemed almost to oil up my joints.
in fact. I have not had the pains
since I used them."
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whom he told subsequently the same
story he had told at the station house.
Inspector McCluskev said he was
satisfied that the man was insane
From police headquarters Williams was
taken to the coroner's office and thence
to the Tombs, where he was placed in
Mr. Green, who was a bachelor, lived
with his nephew Timothy R. Green and
his three nieces, the Misses Lucy M
Julia and Mary Green. Two of the
nieces were at home when the shoot
Timothy R. Green said tonight that
his uncle had never before seen the
man who shot him, that he had never
heard of the colored woman. Bessie
Davis and that he had never had any
rnlore.i servants in his house. The
story told by Williams was, said Mr,
Green, pure fiction.
No trace of the woman Davis could
be found at the house in West 53rd
Street mentioned by Williams, nor was
the man known at the house in West
24th street in which he said he had
lived. The police are disposed to be
lieve that the Davis woman was merely
the figment of an insane imagination.
DAY OF FOOTBALL SURPRISES
smurs VKSTERDAY VERY DIF
FERENT FROM WHAT EXPECTED
Carolina Downs Clemson Princeton
Wins from Yale Carlisle Indians
Puts it on Pennsylvania George
town Has Easy Time With Colum
(Special to The Messenger.)
Chapel Hill, N. C. November U.
Carolina won from Clemson today by
the score of 11 to 6. Therefore the
most surprised people in the world to
night are the Clemson boys, wnu
imagined that their team was the best
in the land and who counted on a vic
tory and an easy one over the Univer
sity eleven. But Carolina's players
took a brace today from the game
they have been putting up and from the
first till the last every man was lu
very play. So the feature was decid
edly Carolina's team work.
Clemson played great ball the regu
lar Heisman article but they could
All the scoring was done- in the first
half, in the second half each side triea
to add to its score but the teams
played evenly matched ball and Hie
score remained as it was.
So Clemson's record is broken. Pre
vious to this game they had scored 136
points to their opponents 0. And Car
olina has got her nerve again and will
start in at once to win the Virginia
A very large number of visitors were
on the hill to take in the game. There
was a good deal of betting Clemson
giving the odds and no Clemson money
went begging every dollar offered
Tonight the University students are
having a glorious time. They are cel
ebrating the victory as only they know
how. The Clemson team will return
home in the morning, accompanied b
a large and gloomy crowd of rooters.
PRINCETON 11, YALE 6.
New Haven. Conn., November 14.
Yale went down to defeat before
the men of Princeton today in the
annual football game on the Yale
field, by a score of 11 to 6.
The contest which was one of the
most spectacular ever witnessed on
Yale's gridiron. was stubbornly
fought throughout. Until the last
five minutes of play, when DeWitt,
the Princeton captain, kicked a mar
velous goal from placement and
broke the tied score of six to six.
the result was in doubt.
Yale made one touchdown, from
which a goal was kicked. Princeton
eqULe 1 al L Icrd
and added a
goal from placement.
At the end of the first half, the
score was tied and close observers
looked for a Yale victory, but the
New Haven men were unable to get
the pigskin over the line
DeWitt's kicking ability
gave to his
team tne wciory
While Princeton deserved to win,
Yale deserved to lose for Princeton's
scores were practically the direct re
sults of Yale's fumbling. Yale's
small store, moreover, was due to
fumbling equally as fatal.
Within fourteen minutes from the
time play began. Yale had torn
through Princeton's line consistently
and had sent Hogan across the line
for a touchdown. Princeton could
not cope with Yale's defense, and the
play was largely on orange territory.
Yale followed up her first advant
age and again pressed toward the
Tiger's goal line. A fumble came
here, but a Yale man fell on the ball.
Yale again pounded Princeton's
line for short, but consistent gams
and again Yale was in striking dis
tance. The Yale quarter back, with
the game well in hand, apparently
decided to save his men and signalled
for an attempt at a goal from the
field. Mitchell dropped back and
fumbled the ball on Princeton's
twenty yard lin. The visitors broke
through. DeWitt snatched the ball
the ground and protected bv
hterference, ran the length of
?id for a touchdown. Veteripin
the goal and the score stood
six, at the end of the first
' T LJ T" C5 rf- - ft-v a W Art W a
out for lthe seco half in good
In tf113 Pend. as in the first.
Yale's superiority of offense was ap"
parent.for the Dlue kept the play'
in Princeton s nalf of the field most
of the lime. Twice Captain Raff
erty's menVru?ned tne bal1 witn irre
sistible forcSjward the orange goal
line and twuV Tvlth touchdowns in
sight, the Son of Eh fumbled griev
lously. Agaifc the backs hurled
themselves thr&ugh the opposing
line, only to losetheir last hope of
victory, through hVding in the line,
which cost Yale twenty yards and
the surrender of thje bsCAUPJne battle
was waged furiously, andNhe Yale
men were the first' to show theffects
of the struggle.
Princeton, meanwhile never wav
ered and the orange and black', line
Yale could not gain, but her for
wards were equally as sturdy on the
defense and Princeton could not
penetrate the blue line for gains at
all substantial. Accordingly Prince
ton resorted to the kicking, game, and
with but five minutes to play, another
Yale fumble placed Yale in serious
trouble near her own goal line. Luck
ily for Yale, one of her own men fell
on the ball, but Rowman, the Yale
back, was forced to kick from be
hind his own goal line. He punted
well to Yale's 42-yard line. Vetter
lein. who was playing back for Prince
ton. caught the ball and with great
presence of mind heeled the catch
for a kick from placement. With, the
score still at six to six. the great
crowd was breathiess while DeWitt
prepared to try for goal at a slight
angle. The distance was forbidding,
but DeWitt was superbly equal to
the - occasion and shot the ball be
tween the goal posts in masterly
style, thereby ensuring to Princeton
its first victory in football over Yale
The game offered something of an
anomally in view of the fact that
Yale, the defeated team, gained the
greater distance, both in kicking and
rushing. Mitchell, the Yale back,
outpunted DeWitt unmistakably. In
deed. Princeton's captain apparently
had an off day.
Thirty thousand people saw the
Yale. Positions. Princeton.
Rafferty L. E Davis
Kinney L. T Coney
Batchelder L. G Dillon
Raraback C Short
Bloomer, Miller.. R. G DeWitt
. . . . Q. B.Vetterlein,
Bowman . L. H. B. . . .
Iv H 13
Farmer.Ownsley.F. B Miller
Umpire Mr. Minds, of University
of Pennsylvania; Referee Mr. Mc
Clung, of Lehigh: Timer Mr. Wright
ington. of Harvard. Touchdown
DeWitt, Hogan. Goals Mitchell Vet
terlein. Goal kick from field DeWitt
Total score: Princeton II; Yale 6.
Lengths of halves 35 minutes.
INDIANS 16; PENNSYLVANIA 6.
Philadelphia, November 14. In a
game marked by fumbles and penal
ties, the Carlisle Indians today de
feated the University of Pennsylvania
football eleven by the score of 16 to
6. The Indians scored a touchdown
and kicked a field goal in the first
half and each team scored a touch
down in the second half, from which
WEST POINT 10: CHICAGO 6:
West point, N. Y.. November lo
west Point defeated the strong team
from the University of Chicago, here
today in the best game ever seen on
the army gridiron in years. West
Point played hard, clean football and
went beyond the expectations of
the army's supporters. The score was:
Army 10: Chicago 6.
At Richmond: Richmond college, 24;.
Williams and Mary college 0.
At Savannah: Savanah Athletic As
sociation, 6; University of Georgia, 0.
Asheville. N. C- November 14. Bing
ham sehooi. 17; Asheville 6.
Atlanta. Ga.. November 14. Auburn,
10; Georgia Tech's school. 0.
Holy Cross, 5; University of Maine 0.
Brown, 12: Syracuse 5.
Wesleyan. 5; Wiliams, 5.
LaFayette 29; Bloomsburg. 0.
Blacknell, 23; Annapolis Naval Ca
Minnesota 32.: Illinois. 0.
Wesleyan. 5: Williams. 5.
Rutgers IS; New York University 16.
Dartmouth. 17: Harvard. 0.
Columbia. 17: Cornell, 12.
Georgetown. 33: Columbian, 0.
Harvard Freshmen 17; Yale fresh
Michigan. 16: Wisconsin. 0.
Illinois. 0; Minnesota 21.
Northwestern. 0; Nortre Dame, 0.
North Carolina Agricultural and Me
chaniacl college, 6; South Carolina col
At KnoxvLlle: Sewanee 17; Univer
sity of Tennessee 0.
Guyaquil. Ecuador, November 13.
General Placa, president of Ecuador
has cabled to President Marroquin, of
Colombia sympathizing with him in the
recent events on the isthmus of Pan
ama. President Marroquin has replied
thanking General Plaza and adding that
Generals Reyes, Cabelleros. Ospina and
Holguin are marching on Panama with
a large army to subdue the isthmians.
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INSIST UPON HAVING WINCHESTER MAKE OP CARTRIDGES.
COTTON Steady at 10.82.
Receipts of cotton today 3,1S5 bales.
Receipts same day last year 2,536
Receipts of the season to date--200.611
Receipts to same date last year
SPIRITS TURPENTINE Steady at
TAR 'Firm at $1.80.
CRUDE TURPENTINE Firm; hard
$2.25; dip $3.80; virgin $3.80.
Prices same day last year Spirits
turpentine firm at 46c; rosin- $1.10 and
$1.15; tar firm at $1.45; crude turpen
tine quiet at $1.35 and $2.50.
Receipts today 65 casks spirits tur
pentine, 521 barrels rosin 122 barrels
tar, 192 barrels crude turpentine.
Receipts same day last year 65
casks spirits turpentine. 4 barrels rosin.
100 barrels tar. 117 barrels crude tur
SALT Prices car load
coarse 79c; 180 lbs coarse
C F 40c; 200 lbs C F 80c:
Table 90c to $1.15; 200 lbs
lots 200 lbs
72c; 100 lbs
200 lbs P F
DRY SALTED SIDES S to SYs.
BUTTER 27 to 30c.
COFFEE 7 to 10c.
FLOUR Straights $4.20 to $4.30; 2nd
patents $4.40 to $4.50; full $4.90 to $5.00.
MOLASSES S. House 14; New Or
eans Brights 23 to 25; Porto Rico 30;
SUGAR Granulated $4.85; W. C. X.
No. 5, $4.65; No. 7 $4.60; No. 9 $4.50; No
LARD (Tierce Basis) Pure M cents
Compound IY2 to 7c.
PEANUTS North Carolina 65 to 70;
Virginia 60 to. 70; new Spanish 70 to 70.
BEESWAX 26 to 27c.
CORN 67 ro 70.
CORN MEAL 60 to 62y2.
EGGS 20 to 22c.
CHICKENS Hens 35 to 40c : spring
15 to 25c.
TURKEY 12 to 13c.
BEEF 2 to 4c
N. C. BACON Hams (old) 16 centd;
shoulders 12 to I3c; sides 12V2 to 13c.
SWEET POTATOES Dull at . j
SHINGLES Per 1,000; 5-inch sapa
12.00; 5-inck hearts-,. $2.50; 6-inch saps ;
t3.00: 6-inch hearts Si.00.
Per M feet Extra nulling $7.5008.50
Mill prime $6.005.50
Mill fair $4 u05.50
Common mill $4.004.50
Inferior to ordinary $3.50.0O
STOCKS AND BONDS.
Quotations on local securities
fnished by Hugh MacRa & Co.
ft- C- L. of Conn.
N. C. Railroad ..
Atlantic Nat Bank
Murchison Nat. Bank...
People's Sav. Bank
Atlantic Tr. & BankingCo
Wil. Sav. & Trust Co....
Anderson Cot. Mills
Clifton Mfg Co
F. W. Poe Mfg Co
Granby Cot. Mills. S. C
Henrietta Mills, S. C
Union Cot. Mills pfd S- C
Pelzer Mfg Co
Piedmon Mfg Co
A. C. L, 47o cert
A. C. L. Con. 5 cert...
W. & N. 4's
North Carolina 4's
North Carolina 6's.
New Hanover County 5's.
New York, November 14. Money 01.
call nominal; no loans. Time loans
steady; sixty days and ninety days 6
per cent.; six months 5V2 to 6 per cent.
Prime mercantile paper 6 per cent.
Sterling exchange fairly steady .wilh
actual business in bankers bills at
$4.83.25 to $4.S3.35 for demand and at
$4.79.50 to $4.79.75 for sixty bills. Post
ed rates $4.S0i4 to $4.81 and $4.84 to
$4.84. Comercial bills $4.7S?; to
$4.79i;. Bar silver 5SV4. Mexican dol
A. C. L 104U'3l''
A. C. L. pfd
Baltimore and Ohio
Chesapeake and Ohio
Louisville and Nashville
Metropolitan street Railway...
New York Central
Norfolk and Western 54Vi
Norfolk and Western pfd S2
Seaboard pfd 2424-
Southern Pacific .
. . . . . I7I4
, . . . . 70i
EXPRESS COM PAN IK
Adams Express ex div 219
United States 105
Wells Fargo 153
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 36
Pullman Palace Car 210
Standard Oil 650
Tennessee Coal and Iron Z.t
years of gun making, we have
United States Steel IOvh
United States Steel pfd 51?;
Western Union S3
Virginia Carolina Ch ID
Virginia Carolina Ch pfd SO
United States refunding 2's rej
United States refunding 2's cou
United States 3's reg
United States 3's cou 107i
United States new 4's reg 134V?
United States new 4's cou 131
United States old 4's reg..
United States old 4's cou..
United States 5's reg
United States 5's cou
Atlantic Coast Line 4's . . .
L. and N. uni. 4's
Seaboard Air Line 4s
Southern Railway 5's
Liverpool. November 14
. i p. m.
Cotton: Spot quiet; prices 4 points
higher; American middling fair 6.41;
middling 6.26; middling 6.1S: low mid
dling .12; good ordinary 6.02; ordinary
5.82. The sales of the day were 5000
bales, of which 500 were for specula
tion and export and included 3,600
American. Receipts 20.000 bales alt
Futures opened and closed quiet;
American middling G. O. C: Novem
ber 6.046.05; November and December
5.985.99; December and January 5.93
5.94; February and March 5.93; March
and April 5.93; April and May 5.9-'
5.93; May and June 5.92; June and
July 5.91; July and August 5.90.
at 11c; net receipts
at llc; net receipts
Baltimore nominal at 11.25.
Boston steady at 11.50.
Wilmington steady at 10.821-2
ceipts 3.1S6 bales.
Philadelphia steady at 11.75.
Savannah steady at 10"sc;
ceipta 7.151 bales.
New Orleans firm at 11c: net receipts
Mobi-e firm at 10 15-l$e; net receipts
Memphis firm at 11 1-I6c; net receipts
Augusta firm at 11 I-I60: net receipts
Charleston steady at Wc; net re
ceipts 1,135 bales.
Cincinnati steady at lie:, net receipts
Louisville firm at HUc
SL Louis steady at 11c; net receipts
j 1.100 bales-
I Houston steady at 11c; net receipts
! 26.124 bales:
New Yo.rk. November 14. Cotton
t steady at 11.50; gross receipts 5,405
I bales; sales 200 bales: stock: S5rl 63 bales
Total today at all seaports Net re-
ceipts 62.9S2 bales: exports to Great
i Britain 5,435 bales: to France 20.500
j bales; to the continent 33.9S3 bales;
' stock 774.078 bales.
i Consolidated at all seaports Net
. ceipts 62.982 bales; exports to Great
Britain 5,435 bales: to France 20,500
bales; to the continent 38.083 bales.
Total since September 1st at all sea
portsNet receipts 2.S73.705 bales; ex
ports to Great. Britain 851.634 bales; to
France 2S7.322 bales: to the continent
j 783.419: to Japan 4.1S0 bales: to Mexico
! 13.978 bales.
! Spot cotton closed easy: middling
; uplands 11.50: middling gulf 11.75: saie
Futures closed barely steady: Nov
ember 11.14: December 11.23: January
11.26; March 11.30; April lLSJ; May
11.33; June 11.33; Julp 11.32; August
viRAIN AM) PROVISIONS.
Chicago, November 14. The- leading
futures ranged as follows:
Wheat No. 2
Dec (new) .. 76
Corn, No. 2
Oats. No. 2
Hlgti. Low. Close
May . .
Dec .. .
Jan . .
pork, per bbl
.. 11.72 11.82
.. 11.82 12.00
per 100 lbs
. . 6.S0
. . &32
; winter pat-
was quiet and easy
ents $4.00 tJ $4.20; straights $3.70 to
$4.10; spring patents S4.00 to $4.30;
straights $3.60 to $3.80: bakers $2.70 to
$3.30; No. 2 spring wheat 80 to 81: No.
3 77 to 79; No. 2 red 77 to 80; No.
2 yellow 42; No. 2 oaxs 34 to 34;
No. 3 white 34 to 37: mess pork per
barrel $11.62 to $11.75: lard per 100
pounds $7.05 to $7.10; short ribs sides
(loose) $7.25 to $7.75: short clear sides
boxed $6.62 to $6.S7; whiskey basis
of high wines $1.25.
New York, November 14. FLOUR
steay but quiet; winter patents $4.00 to
$4.65; Minnesota patents $4.55 to $4.70;
Minnesota $3.70 to $3.85.
WHEAT Spot firm: No. 2 red 85.
December wheat in New York had a
strong advance this morning on re
ports that mills bought up all the red
wheat here. Otherwise the market wi
J quiet and without much change all
I forenoon. The close very firm at to
lc net advance. May 82; July 78; De
j CORN Spot quiet: No. 2. 49. Op
i tion market was dull and easier on ac
count of local bear pressure ana a poor
speculative demand. The close was
steadier with wheat and net unchang
ed. May 47; December 49.
; OATS Spot quiet: No. 2 40.
j LARD Steady; western steamed
$7.45; refined dull; continent $7.65; com
I pound 6 to 6.
PORK Steady; family $18.00; short
clear $13.23 to $15.00: mess $13.00 to
BUTTER irregular; extra creamery
22; imitation creamery 15 to 18; state
ucuiy o io y. renovated is to i(y fac
tory 131 to 154
CHEESE Irregular: state full
fancy small colored Sentembe
late made 10; small white. SP
m;: late made 10.
tcitib strong; western extr?
western thirds to seconds 22-
western firsts 2S to 29
KILE steady; domestic 4 to 6.
MOLASSES Steady; New Orlea
SUGAR Raw nominal :fair refini
3V4 ; centrifugal 96 test 3: molas
sugar 3: refined quiet; confectioners A
$4.00: moid a 4.ya; cut loar $5.30;
crushed $5.30; powdered $4.S0; granu
lated $4.70: cubes $4.95.
POTATOES Steady; Lng Island
$1.75 to $2.25: Jersey $1.75 to $2.V;
state, eastern and western $1.50
$2.00; Jersey sweets $1.50 to $2.50.
PEANUTS Steady; fancy handpick
ed 4 to 5; choice domestic 3 to 4.
CABBAGE Steady; domestic per
100 $3.00 to $6,000: per barrel 75 to $1.00.
COTTON SEED OIL Dull and abojt
steady showing little change. Prime
crude fob mills 25 to 25c; prime sum
mer yellow 33 to 34c spot; Novem
ber 33 to 33c; off summer yellow nom
inal prime white 37 to 38: prime win
ter yellow 3S to 40.
New York, November 14. Turpentine
firm at 60 to 60. Rosin quiet; strain
Savannah. November 14. Turpentine
dull 56; receipts 377 casks; exports 7-i
casks. Rosin firm: sales 1.132 barrels;
exports 5.018 barrels. A B C D $2.10; E
$2.20; F $2.30; G $2.40; I $2.70; K $2.80;
M $2.90; N $3.10; W G $3.25; W W $3.50.
Charleston, s. C. November 14. Tur
pentine steady 55; sales none. Rosin
steady; sales none. A B C D $1.95; E
$2.00; F $2.15; G $2.90; H $2.25; I $2.60;
K $2.70: M $2.80; N" $3.00; W G $3.15;
W W S4.10
COLONY; OF NORTHERNERS,
Several IllinoisFamilies Will Prob
ably SctUe in Guilford Greens
boro Notes of Progress.
(Special to The Messenger.)
Greensboro, N. C, November 14.
Mention was made last week of two Illi
nois farmers "who were On a tour of In
spection in the south, having visited
five points in this and other states look
ing for a suitable location for thirty
families of farmers. These men went
from here to a point in Virginia, but
came back in two days, and spent near
ly a week in this county, thoroughly
investigating conditions as well as lands
and prices. They left yesterday direct
for Illinois to make a report of their
investigation. They will return in a
month, and will probably close a bar
gain for several tracts in the county
which they partially optioned. If these
settlers approve the recommendation,
made by their agents, the main thing,
that will bring them here will be the
report about the country schools, local
taxation for Lhem; the numerous col
leges convenient; the churches in every
neighborhood; the prospect ot a com
plete system of macadamized roads;
the contiguity to excellent markets for
country produce; and last but not least
as one of the agents expressed it; "the
public spirit, and good fellowship which
all these things denoted."
Work on the new $75,000 annex to the
Government building here is progress
ing rapidly now. When completed
Greensboro will have the most up-to-date
postoffice Ui the State. There is
one thing the buiLding will have that
no other office in the State has, and
that is a tower in the postoffice for the
use of postoffice inspectors or detec
tivesJ This tower is about ten feet
square and will have openings so that
a person who is in the tower can see
over the entire, postoffice without the oc
cupant being observed. The entrance
to the tower will be from the basement
and neither the employes in the post
office nor the postmaster will know
when an inspector is in this tower look
ing down upon them and seeing that
their wrork is being done correctly. All
the keys to the lookout tower will be
kept in Washington and no one here
will be . able to enter the tower, and
a postoffice inspector can go in the
basement unobserved, enter the tower
and survey the workings of the office
without any one knowing of his pres
ence. To prevent the retort by en
vious or carping, critics', that Greens
boro needs this detective bomb proof
woree than any other town in the State,
this information is vouchsafed by the
supervising architect, that all new post
ffice buildings are similarly equipped,
and that all old Government buildings
have some kind of a secret cuddy hole,
where an inspector can stand and
watch unobserved, the movements of
employes in distribution and dispatch
ing mail. Many postoffice thieves have
been caught in the act of rifling letters
in this way, but the detective rarely
comes, except to fix the identity of a.
suspected thief in that particular office.
Greensboro's City Hall is really new
but even two years ago, the city fath
ers did not realize how large a town
this would be, or the City court room
have had thrice its present dimensions.
The Court room now being used snould
be abandoned or enlarged. It is diffi
cult for attorney, reporters, witnesses
(it even policemen to wedge their way
into the crow-led room, if a case of any
kind of importance is being tried, and
frequently of late the room would not
more than comfortably accommodate
the defendants. The city jail also is
entirely inadequate to the demands
made upon it and twice within the past
week has room in the county jail been
A lady in this city, Mrs. C. C. Gor
rell has in her possession a pastel por
trait of unusual interest. It is that of
her grandfather Colonel Daniel Gilles
pie, of revolutionary fame. This work,
so successfully done by Greensboros
gifted artist, Miss Isabella Swaim, is
a splendid likeness and truly a product
of genius. It was copied from a very
quaint water color original, made by a
Mr. Oliver in the year 1827.
Mr. and. Mrs. Robert W. Wallace and
baby left yesterday morning for Ken
ansville on a visit. Later they will go
to Rocky Mount and spend the month
of December with Captain Fitts, Mr
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