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Mrs. D. L. Russell Nam
ed as Postmaster at
FIGHT IS OVER
Ztli Believed .That Mr. T. E. XL&f
ilaco Will be Offered Assistant's
.place Appoixitment of Mrs. Kiis
hdX Watt Made Yesterday Tkis
Hadfl a PostuScc Fight Which lias
tGawsed Considerable Comment
.GoTornor Russell is in Wasliias-
ton at tiae Present Time.
Xrs. Damiet I. Russell was appointee
poHtmxster yesterday. This informa
tievwaa learned last night from z. Te
llable aource. It . Is supposed that the
Asstet&at's place will be offered to Mr.
T. B. Wallace, the present assistant.
3t Is mot known what Mr. Wallace will
do bvoasQ the assistant's position Is
effered bJm. Some think he will ac
9spt 1 but others say that from his
statemeat made several weeks ago they
-do not believe he will do eo.
Tills wrsM the fight which has caused
9 muca talk for the last three weeks.
J3x -Governor Russell went to Washing
ton several days ago, presumably in
regard t the post office fight, and te
in "Washington at the present time.
It has been generally believed for the
past week that Mrs. iRussell would b
appointed. It was rumored that there Miss .Mabel Paige is always sure of
raa a hitch in the appointment of packed house in Wilmington, rain or
Mrs. Russell ana that Mr. John H. hine and last evening was no excep
Gore might be named, but the ap- ,:tion to this rate.
potatmettt a? Mrs. RnnH shows that ! The play presented was one that Miss
the rumor vas without foundation.
The office will probably be, turned
ver to Mrs. Russell as soon as her
appointment can be corrflrmed by tha
senate and she can give the necessary
bond. Miss Darby's term of office ex
pired om December 14th. The appoint
ment of Mrs. Russell shows more
plainly than ever that whatever Rol
lins says goes. The republicans seem
to beUve in placing the federal pa
tronage of a stele in the hands of one
siaa and la tfeisntate it is RoBJns The
following Washington special is taken
from the Charlotte Observer:
Republican Chairman Rollins contin
ues to hold his federal patronage mat
ter m Lbeyance. That gentleman had
aoi communication with the Whit
ITouj "fceday, however, with the rex
mutt that he has an engagement with
the president for 3 o'clock tomorrow
afternoom. Even thn Mr. Rollins w'll
make bat a single recommendation,
that respecting the Wilmington post
office, Mr.. Rollins -will formally -owunend
.the appointment 1 of Mrs.
Rvseetl an dthen spe&d the remainder
of the time which the chief executive
places at hta disposal in discussing
general political conditions. Just what
Mr. Rollins has to say to the president,
whether he will give assurance that
v the delegation from the state to the
national convention will be a Roosevelt
aelegatiOB. the young chairman did not
vouchsafe. RoULas expected to confer
with Messrs. Duncan and Skinner to
day btxt those, gentlemen failed to ar
rive. They are expected some time
-during the night.
Ex-Governor Russell arrived today
and is engaged in preparing some pa
yers in the South Dakota bond cas.
which vHl be reopened before the su
preme court next Monday. He was
asked to give his side of the Wilming
ton contest, but declined, saying that
Chainn&a Rollins' explanation covered
13 gr?sad in a manner that was satls-
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factory to him. Easily the most inter
esting development of the day with re
spect to his Russell-Darby imbrog'io
is the allegation that Miss Darby ad
mits that she has for years divided
salary with G Z. French, former post
master at Vilmington.
A report has reached here from Wil
mington saying Miss Darby has re
turned and denies that she, said aught
against : ex-Governor Russell. OnVy
one man could be found who had seer
Miss Darby after she left Wilmington, i
and this gentleman, who is entirely!
trustworthy, said that Miss Darby had
beeji very bitter in her denunciation "of
ex-Governor Russell. What this gen
tleman said -fully justifies every state-
I ment contained in this correspondence.
If the exact sentiments of Miss Darby
were not reflected it is not the fault of
the writer, who spent several liours in
vain endeavor to locate her address.
Most every one will recall having heard
rumors iihich have during the past
few years broken out periodically, that
thl office had been farmed out. or so
to speak, and that Mr. French came
in for a -good share of the proc-eds.
It is now pretty well understood that j
th division between French and Miss i
Deu-by was equal, or about so, French
was mentioned in connection wttt ths
office, and when the penle of Wil
mington said no. Miss . Darby was re
cognized as a compromise candidate,
who was -satisfactory to the republican
friend of Mr. French, many of wkom
doubtless, understood that he wou!d
not suffer in a financial way by the a r
rangemeirt. It was said today that
Miss Darby has now .made full admis
sion concerning this arrangement, and
belief has been expressed that she da
sires tojtay the whole matter before
the president or postmaster general
and ask for retention in the office on
the ground that part of her salsaar'ikas
gone Into the pockets of the man who
has hitherto been one of the most ac
tive republican workers in the stale
It will thws be seen that, with, the pas
sage of time the Wilmington skein be
comes more and more tangled, and. tha
affair promises to be interesting until
the last vivid chapter is closed. There
is a large measure of human interest
in t$a contest. The president will
doubtless visit his condemnation on
everybody involved If he is told of ;this
salary division matter.
AT THE ACADEMY OP MUSIC.
'Girl From the West" Presented Hy
Mabel Paige and Her Company.
Paige had bet n seen in several tfnws
"before in our city. "The Girl from the
West." Nevertheless this fact had n
tendency to keep them away and the
large audience seemed to- thoroughly
enjoy every m orient. Miss Paige, a
Splinters was as fascinating and
charming as ever and her' every ap
pearance was tha signal for applause.
Her specialty in the third act was one
of tt? most pleasing parts of the per
formance. She sacg and danced as
only Mabel Paige can. The entire
company appeared lo the very best
All -special scenery waa used.The
I last act setting being one of the hand
somest ver seen here. The specialties
were all ;fine and came foe their share
of the honors.
To-night the play will be that beau
tiful comedy drama "Tennessee a
Partner." said to be "the very best
Play la their- repertoire. A special
ma,tine today at 3 pu at for ladles
and children. Seats can be had at
The Cape Fear Golf Club will have
a gentleman's handicap tournament
, on. their course today beginning at
14 o'clock. The prize given will be
a handsome cup presented by a
member of the t1Ul,." The match
will be for eighteen holes. Special
" cars will be run all 'day to the golf
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$r tft FQRFE IT if weannot forth-with produoe the oris
n 1 1 1 P 1 1 1 letters uid sljiaturea of above testimonials, which
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it is re-
Sv'ilminston Man Weds a Xfraushtcr
The following is taken from the
Tarboro .'Southerner of December
"Again the wedding "bells of Tar
boro hava rang merrily : out and an
other charming daughter of Edge
combe has become the -bride and will
adopt Wilmington as ner home.
"The contracting parties were
Mrs. Pa.ttie, J. Hart, -nidow of th
late S. 'Lt. Hart, of this county, and
Dr. W. C. Galloway, a prominent
and successful physician of Wilming
ton. uThe ceremony 'was performed
In Calvary Episcopal church, which
was very beautifully decorated. Rev.
R. W. Hoke, of Wilmington, assisted
by Rev. T. H. Harding, officiated.
Miss - Sue Curtis presided at the
organ and gave several appropriate
selections. Something a little novel
here "in the musical part of the oro
gramme, was a solo by Miss Newell,
of Norfolk, was delightful.
"The ushers were: E. L. Daught
ridge, brother of the bride, Geo. A.
Holderness, Ed. Pennington and W.
A. i Hart.
"The bride came-in on the arm of
L. V. Hart and was met at the altar
by the groom and his best man. Dr.
Robt. R. Bellamy, of Wilmington.
"The bride was regally handsome
i in vwhite crepe de chine over white
taffeta silk, carrying an exquisite
bouquet of white violets. The dame
of honor, Mrs. P. H. Malban, one of
the queenliest in the great assem
blage, wore lavender crepe de chine
over white taffeta, and carried the
loveliest bouquet of purple violets.
'"After the ceremony followed a
reception at the elegant residence
of XiUther V. Hart. The entire lower
floor, most tastily decorated in green
and white, was thrown open to the
guests, who in hundreds proffered
their congratulations and good
wishes and partook of refreshments,
varied, dainty and delightful. Mr.
and Mrs. Hart helped the bride and
groom receive, and a more gracious
host and hostess never greet
"Dr. and Mrs. Galloway, accom
panied by many of the guests, left
on the 7:30 train for Rocky Mount,
where another reception was tender
ed rthem at the hospitable hom of
the bride's mother, Mrs. I. W. Bass.
From the time she entered the par
lors there was a constant stream of
visitors until 10:30. . Then the good
bys, the showers of rice, and tho
happy pair were off for balmy
Florida, Palm Beach."
Hardwood Company Chartered.
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C, December 31. The
State charters the Amerlcaux Hardwood
j Company of W'aynesville. w.'th a capi
tal stock .of 325,000.
Tla Izi Yn HrtiJUrays fcgf
No War Talk Nor Excitement.
Moscow, December 31. The imposi
tion of war risks today by the Insur
ance companies on shipments hence to
the Far East was the first local inti
mation that Russo-Japanese hostlll-
4 ties were considered within the bonds
of possibility. -There is no war talk,
fcowever. nor exdlement.
Tfci ted Yn Una Km Esff
. No New -Developments.
St. (Petersburg, December 31. The
foreign office declares nothing has yet
been decided regarding Russia's reply
to Japan. M. Krino the Japanese min
ister here, has been Conferring actively
with Foreign Minister- Lamsdorff, not
withstanding the fact that the Japanese
official is suffering severely from & cold
And from lumbago. ' .
usui the J
BAR ROOMS GO OUT
BAR KEEPERS SAX 'DISPENSARY
WILJ, LAST ONLY TWO YEARS.
Cardial vciub RccepAion Smallpox in
DaviiLson County Plans for Ma
sonic Temple Iynchings in the
Raleigh. X. C. December 31.
Th survey for he Raleigh and Pam
lico Sonus railway is progressing in
a very satisfactory manner. The sur
veyors are now within ten miles of Ra-
leiffh, coming this way from Wilson,
which is the starting point, and goisg i
from Wilson eastward have reached
Greenville. It is said that the money
ls ready for the prompt building of
The dormitory building at the Cath
olic Orphanage at Nazareth, a mile
from Raleigh is to be enlarged, and the
number of inmates is to be increase!
For some years past, very few New
Year calls have been made at Raleigh
and it is learned that tomorrow there
will be no increase.
The social event of today here was
the annual reception and dance given
by the Capital Club, at its beautiful
quarters. It was limited to m-mbers
of the club and their families. The of
ficers of the club are Dr. James Mc
Kee, president; Henry M. Miller, v.ce
president; John A, Duncan, sec.etary
and treasurer. The office; a were aided
in receiving by the ladies of their fam'-
I Today was the last of the bar rooas
I in Raleigh, the dispensary com ng in
tomorrow. The bar keepers say in two
. years bar rooms will be voted back
'again, but the anti-saloon people s y
that the dispensary will, either be con
tinued or there will be pioiiib ion
The law limits the profits of the ci
pensary to 80 per cent., but Manager
W. P. Batchelor says th? average p o it
will be about 6S 2-3 per cent.
W. A. Dunn, Esq., of ficct and N ck,
is here and says the prosperity in that
section is unprecedented; that cottjn
was picked late and so sold at nigh fig
ures; that the peanut crop is fine and
brought big prices, and that n w to
bacco is advancing In price. S-cretary
1 of State Grimes who has just returned
from a Christmas visit tc hi3 home In
Pitt county, says tobacco is aivancing
In price and that it is thought there will
j be a considerable advance af er the
; New Year begins. He says the cotton
I crop was short and that even the righ
t prices will not save some of the farm
: era who lost so heavily by the I ic2
; falling off in the prices of tobacco. The
cotton crop was poor in his s.ction.
Geaeral Matt Ransom told Secretary
Grimes yesterday that h a cot :on ci op
would be only 800 bales, while' last
year he sold 1478.
The first shad of the season were
' here today,' having come from the St.
John's river, Florida.
State Labor Commissioner H. B. Var
ner arrived today from Lexington. an1
was, asked about the smallpox in Da
vidson county. He sava there hare
j been about 200 cases and that there
j are now 100. During this week there
have been live deaths from this di
' ease, three of whites and two of ne
i groes. The disease Is dying out. All
j the people in Lexington have been vac-
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
Tt3 Kfci Yea Hare AInajs Bc-ght
. Bears tha
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FREE MEDICAL ADVICE TO -WOMEN.
If ihcro is anything in your case about which yon xronld like
special advice, -write freely to Mrs. Pinkham. She will hold your
letter in strict confidence. She can surely help you, for no person
in America can speak from a wider experience in treating" female
ills. She has helped hundreds of thousands of women backto
health. Her address is Lynn, Mass., and her advice is free ou
are very foolish if you do not accept her kind invitation.
cinated, vaccination toeing compulsory
there, but strange to eay not having
been made so in the county. The dis
ease started in the county and so came
Into the town.
In an interview with Grand Secretary
Drewery of the Grand Idge of Ma
eons, he stated that the plans for the
Masonic Temple here are practically
agreed upon. Mr. Charles K. Bryant,
of Charlotte, the architect, has been
here with the sketches. The build
ing will front 60 feet on Fayetteviile
and 87 feet on Ilargett. On the ground
floor will be a bank and stores; on the
second, third and fourth floors offices;
on the fifth floor which will be 21 feet
iigh will be offices and hall for local
lodges; on the sixth floor, which will
also be 21 feet high will be the great
room for the Grand Lodge, which 2an
also be used as a drill room for the
commandery; and will also have a glass
roof So ,nat l can 5 converted into a
roof garden, during the summer. There
win be a kitchen up there, for use 'n
.serving lunches. There will be a stage
with furnishings. An elevator will run
to the roof. Both the fifth and sixth
floors will have mazaine floors. The.,
building will be 104 feet high, that Is
as high as an ordinary eight story on.
All the details are to be arranged, next
week by the committee.
The county of Person has made full
settlement of its taxes due to the State,
being the fourth county to do so.
Governor Aycock returned from
Whiteille, where he went to see his
6ick brother, Mr. B. F. Aycock. He
missed connection at Hamlet on his
way to Wh.teville and so had to go by
Columbia and Florence, S. C. He
found his brother better. He spent
yesterday in Wilmington and visited
the extensive cotton shipping and hand
ling plant of Mr. James Sprunt, who is
the largest individual exporter of cot
ton In this country. The governor was
greatly impressed by the plant.
Mention has been made of the fact
that there has been only one lynching
In North Carolina this s year. During
the year3 1901 and 1902 there were no
less than eight lynchlngs, of which
three were for murder, three for rape,
one for assault, with intent to rap
and one for poisoning. These lynchlngs
occured in the counties of Martin,
Northampton, Wayne, Moore, Anson,
Buncombe and Rowan, two being In
the latter county.
A great many offers are being male
for the' State's swamp' lands In the
eastern counties, and Governor Aycock
says these lands are being widely
sought for. When asked their total
acreage he said he thought it was about
ha f a million acres.
Mention has been made of th fact
thnt the officers of the Grand Lodge of
Masons of this State have received an
Invitation to be present at the Masonic
Hall at Cavite, Philippine Island3 at
the Intallation of its officer.'. The
worthy master of this kdg ii Maon
Edward Mitchell, who was formerly
connected with Stokes Lodge at Con
cord. N. C. St. Andrews Chapter.
Royal Arch Masons of South Carolina,
the phoenix Chapter of Ouge Croix of
Hong Kong China and Cathay Council
of Kadesh of Shanghai. China.
From statements in a newspaper
here It seems that all the North Caro
lina Democrats are not In line for Sen
ator Gorman as a presidential nominee.
It had been thought that he could com
rrand practically the olld support oC
the party In North Carolins.
Miss Mary Iabney, ot XtSchmo t3
vleitinr Mrs. T. B. Sprout,
Remembered His Friends.
Mrs. C. D. Gilbert, Mrs. V. XX.
Gilbert and Mr. W. W; Topp all
received a handsome fur rag yester
ay a 3 a Cnm:riu present irom
Mr. William Jame Gilbert who is
on the U. S. S. Mmnlng. at present
at Seattle, Washington. Each rug is
rr"! of the sk!n of an Alaskan fox
and is quite pretty.
.Mr. Gilbert -U an old Wilmington
toy. but he has been in the navy
for everal - years. He is assistant
-nA. on :hm u, s. S. Manning
with rank si lieutenant,
SEVEN MEN AUI1ESTEI).
Cliargcd Willi Accowory to MJ
slaughter In the Theatre Firc
Chicago, December 31. Seven em
ployes of the Iroquois Theatre were
arrested tonight on orders issued by
Chief of Police O'Neill. The chanf
against them is at present that ot
being accessory to manslaughter.
They will be held pending the ver
dict of the coroner's jury.
The men arrested are: Wllllasflr
Calton. stage manager; Edward
Cummings, stage carpenter; Frank
J. Jandrow, R. M. Cummisgs, E
Engle. Thomas McQueen, S. J
Mazoni. The last five are stage hands and
scenery shifters. After being taken-
In custody by the police, four sf the
men told Chief O'Neill that they had i
been requested by people, connected!
with the theatre to leave the city
When asked who advised them to
do this they at first refused to say
but later admitted that the advise
was given by Assistant Stage Man
ager Plunkett. They say they, wer
about to follow Plunkett's advice and
all of them had pacKed their trunks
and would have been out of the city
had not the police arrested them.
Orders were Issued tonight by
Chief O'Neill to find other member
of the company and .theatre earn
ployes who were .actual witnesses- ot
the fire. This order will mean, the
police say, that more than ' twenty '
arrests will be made in the morning.,
chiefly among the ballet dancers and',
members of the chorus.
According to Coroner Traesjer, sw
large placard had been placed 'id th
hotel where a large number of tbst
company are stopping, ordering tbajt
all members of the company should
be ready to leave upon short notice
Believing that this was amove to
keep witnesses from testifying be
fore the coroner's jury the arrests,
were decided upon.
New lcar Greeting.
The Messenger was pleased to roosiver'
the following from its friesvd Gaptato
C. H. HoituiH. yesterday:
Cardir. Der. 3L.
"Greetings to sJL"
Captain Richmond Pearsoa Ho be o 11
wlll lecture at the Y. M. C. A. ss Jan
uary 20th. This Is one of the series f
lectures which will be given kefe tfcfcr
Expedition to Abyssinia SucocssXaT,
Jibuti!. French Somarlilamd. De
cember 31. The United States ex
pedition to Abyssinia under Oonsut
General Skinner, of Marseilles, which
arrived at Adls Aoeba December
21st. has successfully carried eat tls
principal features of the mission. A.
treaty between the United Stales and
the Empire sf Ethiopia opemlne for
th e first time friendly commercial
relations has been negotiated and
signed. Emperor Menellk kas alc
given his formal acceptance of th
Invitation to participate in St. Lout
exposition. As a personal tribute
from Emperor Menellk U President
Roosevelt. Mr. Skinner has been
charged to deliver to fUn rml'i 1",
two lions and a pair sf elephAc'
sttsdst tba T03PID LIvTCV
regulate tbe tzm
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