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March 11, 1904.
WET 'SOT MIX IN THE WHIRL
POOL! We have been asked if a rellgloni
paper should discuss politics.
If the editor knows more about
politics than he does abont religion,
let him light in. If he makes it a
BellgiO'Democratlonss paper he had
better come down oft the perch, but
if the aim, purpose and motive is to
pump more religion into the repub
licans its our opinion that no obsta
cle should be placed in the way of
any Christian scholar who wants 'to
turn a benighted and drifting soul
from the error of its way.
We don't see what's to keep a
religious editor from wading into
politics if he owns the paper, has
plenty of money and can buy pen
oils enough to scratch off the names
of . the Christian subscribers who
will drop him a card if his brand of
politice doesn't, mix up with their
brand of religion. If the religio
politico editorials are tainted with
the cancre of Republicanism, people
are liable to turn the paper oyer and
oyer and come to the conclusion that
it is a measly, flop sided, dirty, hy
pocritical sheet, while the editor
lays himBelf liable to be called a
sneaking idiot and dripplng.nosed
whangdoodle who is seeking to
"steal the livery of Heaven to serve
-The fact is, there's nothing to
keep a religious editor from pawing
up the earth and letting the dirt
and mud and ooze and slime fall all
over other folks, but .we don't see
how a meek and gentle and good
editor can stay on praying ground
when be gets io parting with his
distinguished consideration and driv
els out his pent-up wisdom on such
political pabulum and partisan am
brosia as is fed to Populists, Repub
We often wish we were a religious
editor, so we could call every man
Brother and be in a position to fight
shy of the microbes that gnaw at us
till we think the fellow on the other
side of the political fence "jist live
steal as not." . Then we could hang
out the sign;
"Free from the doting scruples
That fetter our free-born reason ;
We follow Truth
Where'er she leads the way."
If we were a roligious editor and
politics got to messing up the gray
matter in our noggin, we'd just as
leave "be on the brink of a chasm
with an ice-covered toboggan lead
ing down, down, down, clean out of
sight of the ceiling.
MAY HAVE TO EAT CROW.
The Houston Chronicle has this
to say in the light of events now
about to transpire:.
lathe judgment of the Chronicle
many of tbe leading and of the lesser
journals of the country are Indulging
la too much deprecatory criticism of
ex-President Grover Cleveland.
It doubtless appears to many thou
sands of Democrats, especially to the
devoted partisans of Mr. Bryan, that
there Is not the remotest possibility of
tm ni .1.- - ni
wisinnuu uuuilUBUVU mt Dk
Louis In July, and that hence they
may abuse him at will without danger
of their utterances rising to rebuke
and embarrass them In the future, but
this position Is not in our judgment
There numberless thousands of
Democrats, loyal, faithful and devoted
who steadfastly believe that Grover
Cleveland is the, only Democrat who
caa defeat Theodore Roosevelt, and
jut. vuevcianu is oy su ouas tne big
gest figure looming up to-dsy against
the Presidential borlion.
81s course no man doubts. His
ability Is beyond question, and while
he has been the subject of unmeasured
abase his integrity of conviction, pur
?iose of action has never been success
' He stands above the low level of
the politician on the high plane of the
statesman, and while the Chronicle
does not mean to be understood as ad
vocating his nomination. It warns Its
brethren of the press that public senti
ment concentrates rapidly and moves
with power, and that political conven
tions are are prolific of surprises.
The Star agrees with Its Texas
contemporary, but cannot the
friends of Col. Bryan and Editor
William R. Hearst use the same ar
gument on those papers who abuse
those two prominent Democrats ?
After all, when we discuss men In
our own party it is best to justly
-criticise their acts in a conservative
way if they have the courage of
honest convictions When a man
is wrong but honest, misguided but
sincere, it is out of place to say he
is a traitor, a scheming disorganize
an arrant demagogue, a poltroon,
and the like. Some writers are
abnsive and bitter in order to appear
smart, but a well balanced man
never goos off half cocked and fires
a broadside of vituperation.
Wetpght to. have toleranoe for
the opinions of even onr political op.
ponenls when they are honest, and
certainly we should be both respect
ful and charitable to those of our
own party with whom we may dis
agree. We oannot agree with Col.
Bryan, bat we regard him as an
si t-i s . .
a luiaueipnia man a lew days
ago carried twin babies to the city
authorities to be t&kbu care of, as
he Wasn't able to do so. We see
where another man has taken out
insurance against -twins. When he
married he promised to take his
wife "for better or for worse," but
he thinks the best thing to do is to
take o a i a policy &m.!nat tho worst.
Wecaorjot"ernceive what the effect
of the Mormon scandal revealed
at Washington will be on morals
where the disgusting testimony is
published broadcast. HoWever, the
hldeousneas'of polygamy is, shown.
Of President Jos. F. Smith's five
wives it is said that the two youngest
of the lot are sisters. They were
Edna and Jelina Lampson and were
married by Smith on the same day,
in fact at the same time, but one
mairiage service being required.
The lynching of a negro at Spring
field, 0., on Tuesday was "attended
by more brutality than in most in
stances of the kind in the South.
The negro was shot and hung for
murdering a policeman. The mob
then turned their attention to the
innocent negro residents and burn
ed their homes. As a race war is
imminent, eight companies of State
militia had to be sent to Springfield
to restore order.
The, thirty or forty wives 'of a
Siamese nobleman have their hair
cut pompadour style, so it stands
up in front like the hairs of the edge
of a blacking brush. Doubtless the
old man has his hair shaved off and
the scalp greased, so there can be
no hair-pulling when the ladles are
on 'a high horse."
A rare treat is in store for the
people of High Point. Some time
early in April they are to have a
lecture by Hon. Henry Watterson,
the gifted and sparkling editor of
the Louisville Courier -Journal. He
is a noted platform orator as well as
a fiery writer.
The politicians of both parties are
now trimming up their mudslings for
the campaign. Machen and Groff
will sit in their cells and after read
ing the papers will come to the con
clusion that the great majority of
grafters is still at large.
Vermont now proposes to adopt
the South Carolina liquor dispensary
system. Tillman will consider this
a compliment to him.
.The Mormon President Joe Smith
has five wives and forty-two children.
That is an Incubus that an inkslinger
It looks like Senator Smoot will
have to get his long-tailed duster
and pack his grip for Utah.
Some men may have no enemies
and also not any friends worth men
tioning. RsnswsyLast Night.
A runaway horse demolished a
buggy belonging to Orrell & Alexan
der last night about 10 o'clock. A
colored boy called "Plucky Joe" and
he won his title last night was driv
ing the buggy back to the stables, from
a call up town. The animal became
frightened at some lumber on Ones-
nut, between Fourth and Fifth, and
dashed down the street to Second.
Turning the corner, the runaway went
wildly down Becond street and ran
Into an express wagon In front of the
City Livery Company's stables. The
buggy went to pieces and the boy was
thrown out, but he plucklly held to
the lines and was dragged about 15
feel before he would give up. The
shoes had been dragged off his feet in
the meantime. The horse ran up
Princess to the stables at Third street.
"Plucky Joe," shoeless and hatless. In
Metro llsshed Up,
Daniel White, colored In suite of
his name, and 19 years of age, was
taken to the hospital early this morn
ing with a two-and-a-half-lnch gash In
his left cheek, the result of too much
social prominence at a festival In pro
gress at one of the negro halls in the
eastern section of the city. His cloth
ing was also badly cut bat the hide in
protected places was not lacerated. He
was found by Policeman J. J. Moore
on Seventh and Nan streets" and sent
to the hospital In the ambulance, after
a disconnected story of his experience
with the Philistines.
Qoveraor R as sell's Cendltioo.
A telegram from Baltimore at 8
o'clock yesterday evening stated that
ex-Governor Russell appeared to be a
little stronger, but his condition
otherwise was unchanged. The news
of the patient's death is almost mo
It is believed that iamawKrA
in Cumberland county "Renb" Mc-
vJnmmon is cancealinir himself, a
negro Who has almost an nnrjarallfil-
ed record for crime. His favorite rob
beries have been in cotton and
horses, for which he has been in the
penitentiary of North and South
Carolina, and Georgia, besides
serving sentences in their jails and
in their chain-gangs. In this State
his criminal record consists of a
series of thefts of horses, buggies
and cotton from Klnston to Gibson,
also taking In Bennettsville, S. O.
There is a reward out for him of
$175.00 in all. McCrlmmon is
nearly 6 feet tall, stoop slightly, is
pleasant spoken, and wears a mous
tache. The farmers of Iredell county
have organized a mutual insurance
Siats o Ohio, Or or Toumo, I
Vm k irir T -i.rn ..ii. nil 1.-1- t
partner of the firm of P. I. Crasrr Co., doing
bpslnem la the City of Toledo, Oooat? and etato
aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the earn of
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every
ease ot Catarrh that cannot be cored by the oaa
of Hall's Catajim Curs.
1 FRANK J. CHENEY.
8 worn to before me and subscribed In my pres
ence, this 6th day of December-A. D 1886.
.--, A. W. GLKA80N,
f Notary Public.
.Hall's Catarrh Core la taken Intern Ally, and act
directly on the blood and nraooaa surfaces of the
System. Send for testimonials, free.
F. J. CHENEY A CO., Toledo. O,
Sold hv all Drninrtat 7Kr- 'W
Hall's Family Jiffs are the best
TAG CAROLINA RUSD.
Experiment by Government Ex
pert May Lead to Wonder
- ful Things on Coast.
A FIBRE-PRODUCING PLANT.
Water Weed, Hitherto Considered Worth
less, Opeas Up Possibility of Great
Wealth 01 Uaoccepled fossa's .
. and la River sisrshts.
Ur. Lyster H. Dewey, botanist In
charge of fibre plants in the United
States Department of ' Agriculture,
pent the past two days in the city on
a most interesting and perhaps a very
important mission that of making an
examination of the luxuriant growth
of wild rash, in the sounds and along
the rivers in this section, with a view
of determining whether they are not
available for commercial purposes as a
fibre-preducing plant. The attention
of the government was recently called
to the possibility of the development
of a new industry in connection with
the manufacture of fibre from the
rush in such inexhaustible supply on
the Cape Fear coast, and ttrDewey
was sent to Investigate.
Mr. Dewey would give out nothing
for publication in- connection with bis
visit, but he spent yesterday In Bruns
wick county collecting samples of
the Carolina rush and the soil upon
which it is grown. He will take the
samples to Washington and there It
will be determined whether it will be
worth the government's while to make
experiments in growing the plant and
if so, to give the people of this section
the benefit of tbat knowledge. Should
the test be favorable to the cultivation
of the rush it would mean much to
Eastern Carolina, the growth generally
being found in marshes not adapted to
The adaptability of the wHd rush to
commercial purposes baa ofien sug
gested Itself to a number of Wilming
ton people with capital, bat until now,
so far as Is known, the government
hsd made no effort to encourage ex
periments along the line now under
taken. A splendid article of fibre,
suitable for mattresses and upholster
ing, Is said to lie hidden In the so
called "worthless weeds" and It is ex
pected that something will come of
TWO WEDDINGS YESTERDAY.
Miss Bibs Is Mr Bssks aad Miss WIN
llama to Mr. Brsfdsi Bridal Tour.
At the residence of Dr. N. M. Oul
breth, No. 315 North Becond street,
yesterday afternoon, In the presence
of a number of friends and relatives,
Miss Ella Bass, of this city, was
happily united in marriage to Mr.
Thos. J. Banks, of Richland-, N. O.,
Rev. Judson L. Viaperman, pastor of
Brooklyn Baptist church, officiating.
Mr. and Mrs. Banks left on the after
noon train for Bichlandr, where they
will make their home in the future.
At the reaidence of Mr. and Mrs. CL
0. Bice, No. 1023 North Third street,
also yesterday afternoon. Bev. Mr.
Vlpperman officiated at the marriage
of Miss Viola Williams, the attractive
young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B.
Williams, of Leland, N. O , and Mr.
Luke Bragdon, a popular young
employe of the A. O. I. ear ah ops in
Wilmington. ' Mr. and Mrs. Bragdon
left on the afternoon train for Tampa,
Fla., and other Southern cities. Upon
their return they will make their home
In this city.
SMALLPOX HAS NO TERROR.
Feeling ot Psbllc Is One of fadlfference,
8 at Hoadreds Are Being Vaccinated.
There were no developments In the
smallpox situation yesterday, but in
consequence of tbe action at the joint
meeting at the City Hall Tuesday
afternoon, there was a perfect rush of
school children for vaccination dur
ing the day. Many applied to Dr.
Harper, the city superintendent of
health, at his office, one colored
school having come in a body In
charge of teachers. Dr. Harper prob
ably vaccinated aa many as 350 or 400
during the day. The schools were in
session as usual. A few parenta an
nounced their Intention io withdraw
their children from school before thev
shall be vaccinated, but all of them
will continue nntil the two-week
limit has expired. A vast majority of
the children are being vaccinated In a
hurry, but there appears with it all
not the least alarm; fact Is, tbe pub
lic feelln a; Is almost one of utter In
It Is probable that the quarantine
upon the residence of Dr. Anders will
be lifted to-day. The guards were
withdrawn yesterday and gradually
the contacts are being given more and
Six for the Rosds.
A "whole raft" of offenders went
out to the roads from the Mayor's
court yeaterday aix In alL Bam Clark
couldn't pay a fine Imposed the day
before for drunkenness and with five
others, all colored and sentenced yes
terday, went out for the regular period
of 30 daya each. The convicts yester
day were Neal McCartney, vagrancy;
Frank Onslow, habitual drunkenness;
Zick Taylor, drunk and down; Fred
Bennett, drunk and down, and Ida
Anderson, drunk and down. The last
named will he employed as a domestic
about the camp. -
A head-on collision of a local
freight and one section of through
freight 809 occurred on the A.O.L.
at tttmlnf, between Sumter and Or
angeburg, S. a, night before last. The
fireman or me tnrongb freight was
sllgbtlr Injured and taken to Florence
for attention. A wrtcking tratn from
Florence soon had tbe track clear. -
Bev. Dr. Fred D Bale, pastor
of the First Biptlit church, will oo
eupy the residence at 609 Gnesnui
street, where Mr. A. W, Bivenbark
and family rprnseriv jivcj,
Iflvcstlgsitian la Jastlce Fowler's Court,
t Ose of tbe' Principals Receiaised (or 1
His Farther appearance.
A full Investigation of the recent
perianal encounter between Capt. J.
J. Bowden and Y. M. C A. Secretary
Charles Dushan was held in Justice
Fowler's court yesterday, beginning
at 10 A. M. and continuing until- after
11 o'clock. Mr. Dushan was found
guilty of simple assault, but judgment
waa suspended under the circumi-'
stances, land he was taxed with the
Costa. Captain Bowden'a personal
recognisance In the sum of $100 was,
taken for his appearance in the Bupe
rior Court in April to jjnswer the
charge of an assault with a deadly
weapon. The peace warrant proceed
ings against Captain Bowden were
dismissed for want of evidence. -
Herbert McOIammy, Esq., appeared
at the bearing for Capt. Bowden and
C D. Weeks, Esq.., an officer of the
Y. M. O. A., was present O look after
the interests of Mr. Dushan. Mr.
Weeks disclaimed any purpose to
prosecute Capt. Bowden and said he
was present solely for the purpose of
defending his client. There was no
feeling in the matter, whatever, and,
attorneya temarked upon the free,
open manner in which both partici
pants and the witnesses told their
versions bf the affair. Mr. McOIammy
contended that Mr. Dushan should be
held for the . higher court upon the
ground that aerious injury had been
done, bat Jastlce Fowler ruled that in
Inflicting the serious injury he was on
the defensive and, therefore, could not
The business letter addressed by Mr.
Arnold to Mrs. Bowden at which
Capt. Bowden look offence, was pro
duced in court, but there . waa no oc
casion for ita reading. In the case
against Mr. Dushan all the evidence
bearing upon the difficulty came out
and CapL Bowden, through his coun
sel, waived an examination as to the
charge of an assault with a deadly
weapon. The witnesses who testified,
besides the principals in the encounter
were Messrs. 8. J. Ellis, E. H. Arnold,
Ed. King, O. M. Whitlock, J. Hicks
Banting, Jno. H. Craig and Mr. Davis,
of the Smith-Davis Co. The Board of
Directors of the Y; M. O. A. had pre
viously met, heard a number of other
witnesses and exonerated Mr. Dushan
of all blame in the matter. V
LOBAL MARKETS AMD SHIPPING,
Oil Tng asd Barge Here Cottsi ad
vssces Hit-blander Again Ready. .
New York steamer passed out for
her Georgetown trip at 8:30 P. M. yes
terday. V '
The tag "Standard," towing Stand
ard Oil barge No. S3, from Philadel
phia, with a supply of products for
the Wilmington agency, arrived up
yesterday about noon and will proceed
The steamer "Highlander," havinar
repaired broken connecting-rod, . pro
ceeded again to Southport earlv yea
terday afternoon and expected to leave
daring the niffht for Georgetown. 8.
O , thence to Columbia for permanent
aerrice on the Congaree river.
The cotton market , took another
jump yes'.erday and noon the atrencth
of it, the local quotations were ad
vanced to 15 cents. .Receipts were 89
bales, against 200 same day last year.
The tone of tbe spirits turpentine mar
ket changed from steady to firm at
The weather bound fleet at South
port are having a hard time get
ting favorable weather to proceed.
The schooner "Lfziie M. Patrick,"
which came In for harbor Baturday,
proceeded at 1 P. M. yesterday, but
the "William Linthicum," which haa
been In for over a week and put to sea
at the same hour.had to return for har
bor at 8 P.M. The "O. a Lister" passed
out at 3:40 P. M,
DR. ZAIHARY HAS APPESD1IITIS.
Popalar Yonag Physician Underwent Oper
ation Yesterdsy Csndltloi Serions.
Friends of Dr. R. E. Zachary will
regret very much to know that on
yesterday he had a recurrence of an
attack of acute appendicitis for which
it was necessary to perform an opera
tion at tbe Jamea Walker Memorial
Hospital yeaterday at noon. Dr.
Zichary had been subject to Intermit
tent attacks of the dlseaaa for several
months, but the attack yeaterday waa
yery aevere.He waa taken to the
hoapltal during the morning In a criti
cal condition. The operation waa by
Dr. Frank H. Ruisell and Dr. Joseph
Akerman. Last night Dr. Zichary
was reported from the hospital as doing
very well, but it Is not believed that
he la yet out of danger.
In a Real Estate Desl.
Friends pf Mr, Lee H. Battle, form
erly cashier of the Atlantic National
Bank here, will be interested In the
announcement from Greensboro that
with Mr. W. 8. Thompson, president
of the. City National Bank, of which
Mr. Battle is cashier, they have bought
on their Individual account the valua
ble real estate in Greensboro belong
ing to Miss Louise Kalz, and will prob
ably erect thereon a modern five story
building. ' ' ' -
In a street fight between Mayor Joel
H. Gutchln and Olty Councilman J.
O. Page, at Roanoke, Va., the mayor
was badly used up and is confined to
his bed with a broken arm. and cuts
and bruises on his head and face. Mr.
rage suffered several bruises. The
two men have been political enemies.
Ton Enow What Ton Are Taking
When yon take GrT Taiultw Chin
Tomle because tbe formula la plainly vnatiS
on every bottle showing tuat it la Blmniv tmn
ana Quinine In a tasteless tonn. Ho Cure, No
"ay. fOo. ..
Tin Kind Yoq Haw Wwars
IT'S A STAYER.
Comes Qniekly, Bat It Comes to
Stay ' How a Wilmlaffton.
L Citfaea Got aid of It. 3-
Comes early, stays late..
- No stranger can be more an wel
come. . . v'
Makes life a misery all day long.
; Keeps you awake nights.
Irritates yon; spoils yonr temper.
Po you know this unwelcome
guest? - :- - ; ' -
Ever have it come and stay with
you? : : ' "--o.'
Enow what it is ? Eczema.
If v'ou ever had any itchiness of
the akin . - -
Yon know how hard it is to shake
it off. ..- -
You would like to know how to
Let a Wilmington man tell yon.
Read his statement that followB:
C. H. Horton, printer on the
Mobnijjo Stab, residing at 10 ii
Dock street, says: "I had a rash
on my body which had been bother
ing me for some time and often al
most set me wild. I used lots of
medicine and remedies but without
relief nntil I procured Doan's Oint
ment from Bellamy's drug store. I
found it to be most excellent.- I do
not believe it was ten minutes after
I applied it before I had relief. I
am glad to let others know of an
effective preparation like Doan's
Ointment proved to be in my case."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo.
N. Y., sole agents for the United
Remember the name-Doan,s
and take no substitute.
DOUBLE. MURDER IN RODESOS.
alosie Westserly, e! Red "Springs, Took
Sasdsy for Terrible Deed.
Special Star Telegram.
' LX7MBEBT05, N. 0., March 7. There
were , two murders in Robeson San
day. Alonao Weatherly and Doll
Jackson; both white men, met in tbe
road at Red Springs about 11 o'clock
and W.eatheriy ahot Jaekaon through
the head, killing him instantly. Both
men were in buggies. There was no
one present but the two men. Weath
erly says he shot in self defence, aa
Jackson told him he was going to kill
him. The facta are hard to get. After
killing Jackson,. Weatherly went
into Scufflftown, where he ia accused
of killing a Croatan woman. He
went to. a house and- it is said tried lo
drive bis horse la tbe bouse. A little
boj took a gun and ran out and a
woman who was visiting there ran out
to try to get the gun, when it la said
Weatherly grabbed It and ahot her. She
only lived a abort time.
8heriff McLeod was notified and he
with Deputy Barker hunted him all
nicht but did not find him until tbia
morning when Deputy Barker arrested
him nea&Bowland,goIng oward Bouth
Oorollna in company with a Croatan
woman. When arrested he said he
could not remember about shooting
the woman; said he waa too dranr.
His wife left him sometime ago on ac
count of bad treatment. The feeling
against him among the Croatant la
aald to be high.
PIRB RECORD FOR YEAR 1903.
Sixth A nans! Report of Chief Charles
Scbslbbcj Made Last Nrxht.
The sixth annual report of Fire
Chief Ohas. Schnibben grvlntr a com
prehenslve review of the work of the
Department during the year 1903, waa
presented to the Board of Aldermen
last night -and haa been very favorably
commented upon. Daring the year
172 alarms were responded to 143
bell ; 26 telephone, and 4 verbal There
is an Increase of 65 over the preceding
year. Fires occurred in 122 frame and.
SI brick structures and one in a box
car. Tbe greatest number of alarms
was 21 In November and the smallest
number 5 in May. Sparks from cbim
neys caused 47 of the alarms; defective
fines, 23; unknown, 23; chimneys'
burning out, 11: lamp explosions. 8:
rats and matches, 6; Incendiarism, 6;
electric wires, 4; explosions, 4, while
others were for various causes.' The
total value of property at risk daring
tbe year waa $981,831, beinr 1530,460
Talue of buildings and $451,171 eon
tents. Tbe total loss by fire was $81.
173.03, of which $23,696.81 was on
building and $57,&76.72 on contents.
The total insurance on property where
Iosaea were paid waa $596,356. or $349.
410 on buildings and $246,946 on con
tents. The total number of Area la the
largest on record, hat In 1901 tbe losses
were heavier. Chief Schnibben in his
excellent report returns thanks to his
men and all others who have been of
assistance to him in the administration
Raleigh Times: "It is said bv
some of those in a position to speak,
that the North Carolina National
Guard encampment will beat.Wrtohia.
ville this Summer, ' and those who op
pose this choice are comoletelv at a
loss to suggest a better selection. Wil
mington is pushing., its end of the
proposition with an industrious vim
which usually terminates In victory."
ANOTHER QERMAN TRAGEDY.
fflso Shot Bis Son and fits Wife aid
Then Killed Himself.
By Cable to the Homing star.
BEBW.N. March 9. Another fam.
ily tragedy, aimilar to the Beseke
case, occurred to-day at Pankow. a
suburb of Berlin. -
Theodore BramWk a
vhvu wm WIUlUOl
clal traveller, took h wifa ya
- m w HUVA BVU
to the circus on Tuesday evening,
and after returning home, the family
sat down to supper. After his wife
and son had gone to bed, Brambach
turned on the gas, but the rooms
were too well ventilated and this
plan of death failed.
This morning Brambach shot his
son and his wifa and than t.i...i
having previously sent a servant to
a irieuu wi.n a tetter explaining his
Brambach,ltke Lieutenant Beseke,
had lived far hAvnnA .; J
had become inyolved in financial
HOMICIDE IN WAKE.
A Young Farmer Sends a Ball
f Through Qrain of, Insolent, V
Vicious Negro Laborer.
SWEEPING LIQUOR DECISION.
Snpreaie floirt, tiettvarn M t the
: Morally Stuted-Daa Tesckey Qsts
. 'Hew Trial The Joies Consty
Marderer Mast Hssg.
, . ISpeeka star Telegram.
RiLEiaH, N. O., March 8. Marcus
Edwards, a prosperous young farmer,
three miles from Baleigh, ahot and
killed Bolomon Smith, a negro farm
hand,: thia afternoon. He was coming
at Edwards with La pitchfork, when
the latter drew a pistol and sent a ball
through his forehead, so that particles
of brain oozed out. Edwards had
scolded the negro for being insolent
and not obeying orders. The negro
declared he was tired of tlking ordera
from white folks. Edwards replied
that he must take orders from him as
long as hestayed on hla farm. The
negro came at Edwards with the
pitchfork and tbe fatal shot waa firdr
Edwards came to Baleigh and sur
rendered, being later released on $500
bond for farther hearing Thursday. .
The Supreme Court grants a new
trial in tbe ease of the 8tate vs. Dan
Teachey for tbe killiog of Robert
Bivenbark on the groundsof tbe ad
mission of incompetent evidence in
the former trial in which the prisoner
-waa convicted and sentenced to be
Tbe court affirms the Jones county
court In the conviction and sentence
to be hanged of the negro Daniels for
the murder of F. G. Simmons, father
of Senator Simmons. GoTernor Ay
cock will later -fix a date for tbe exe
cution. In the case of Paul vs. Washington,
from Beaufort county, the court
lays down the rule tbat liquor being
an evil and an enemy to civilisation,
the courts in passing upon the valid
ity of law regulating or restricting Its
sale, will not be guided by the
rule applicable to restrictions upon a
business which is useful or beneficial
to mankind. The court holds tbat
Washington has authority to prescribe
the most stringent regulations for con
trol of tbe saloons including tbe re
moval of screens, baying only one
entrance and prescrioing yiat there
be no food served or games provided
in tbe saloons. -
MORE TESTIMONY IN THE
Several Officials of the Moraaos Chnrcb
Testified f hey Hsd Plnrnl Wives snd
Cootlaaed to Practice Polygsay.
. By Telegraph to the Homing star.
Washihqtow, March 9. Several
officials of the Mormon church were
put on the stand In the Senator Beed
Bmoot ease,before tha Senate Com
mittee on Privileges and Elections, to
testuy tbat they Had plural wivea and
had continued to practice polygamoua
cohabitation aince tbe manifesto of
1890. The large number tbat have
continued tbat practice formed the
ieaiure or ine eviaeoce orougnt out.
Just before adjournment for the day
the committee beld an executive ses
sion for the purpose of baring read
the unprintable teatimony in tbe Leas-
dale divorce rain Th nrnunntlrtn
atated that it had no more witnesses
ready to put on the stand on account
of the failure of aeveral nfflitlili nt th
Mormon church to- respond to the
. a .
ummuoa issuea i or ineir appear
ance. President Joseph F. 8milh was
asked to use his influence to have
witnesses put In an appearance and he
promised to get into communication
With them if it Waa nnaathln tn rln an
Loren Harmer, formerly a bishop
01 toe mormon cnurcn, was on ine
stand to-day, and gave the first testi
mony In favor of the defene that ha
been offered thus far In the eight days
01 mo oeanng. us saia ne was con
victed of theerlme nfladnlturwanri that
he believed Beed Smoot waa res pons! -
Bin ior 01s arrest.
President 8mlth waa mmIIm) mH
admitted havinff arvad Ihm
Beed Smoot as aenator in an Inter
view, ur. - omun saia be waa ac
quainted witn Benjamin Olougb, Jr.,
president of the board of faculty of tbe
Brigham Young Academy, and that
be la reputed to be a polygamlat Mr.
8mitb was questioned aa to whether
he would Investigate charges agaiast
church officiate of violation of laws,
and said tbat was sot his business. but
ao uuij ui xesser omciaie.
RELEASED FRO CUSTODY.
Woman Accused of Seedier. Poisoned Can
dy to Miss Nelson, at Plsrre, S. D.
By Tftlcrapji to tbe atomlng 8tr.
Boone, Iowa, March 9. -Sherman
Dye. accused of matl!n tn vr.. r..
Nelson, of Pierre, S. D., tbe box of
poiaonea candy which caused Miss
Nelson'a death, was released from
custody to-day. Judge Wbitaker act
ing In accordance with the decision of
Governor Cummins that the laws of
.7,?. dnoL mki possible to ex
tradite Mrs. Dye. Mrs. Dye says she
la dflrnna nt -1 i . 7.
charge against her and intimates that
trULintT 8 SUlh DakoU . Und
wf8 ?. Mcl Profewor
Whitehead, of the 8tate Agricultural
. itmaj ueiure iDe
coroner's jury investigating .he death
of Bene Nelann. that t.. h... . .
poison in the candy presented to him
MONUMENT 10 A NEORO.
Erected by the tliy of Celambas, Qs., to
tomoemorste a Heroic Act.
By Telocraph to tbe Homln star.
MaOOIT. Ga.. Marnh Q a rii
- ' . a. wuiia tu-
bUS, Ga.', dispatch to th ti...vi
VXJS, Cfsft Jl!!-?? h" been
! ki-i7l T . vr ""a" laoorer woo
tt fii?6 lM September in a heroic
but fruitless effort to rescue City En-
k Jonnron ''om altreSt
excavation. On one side Is aa lniorln-
k. rc 7m r. ,un laci, wnne on
tbe other Is ehiseled:
nonor ana aname from no condition
ACt Wi!iZSttr pMt ther6 11 aonor
It SavaA His La.
"D a -v m .
?ni SIT1 0T ,U "o "Itb a right
l?iIUn?kDF !?re 00 hl but h.
Ihiff tbat Bwklen'a Arnica 8alv!
WhOllV MHll I I- A .
i LI " "uu ii s tne oest
V.'J' KING WHE ATV." ; J-
atereatlas Pola t U Stary la.
- tfa Halt Statea. :
" The wheat of tbe United States is
divided ' into two ; subracea, winter
wheat and spring wheat. These are
again divided into many group, bald
and bearded, hard and soft, white and
red,' and subdivided into variattes, ac
cording to the texture and color of the
kernel and color and quality of the
straw and other characteristics. Win
ter wheat is sown in Jjie autnmn and
harvested in the early summer. Spring
wheat Is planted in the spring and bar
vested late in the summer and early
autumn. It la needless to. enumerate
the climatic causes which work to the
disadvantage of these two great rivals
in the wheat kingdom. Drought, win
ter killing, early frosts and wet har
vests all have an important influence
over the crop Teturns. Twenty-flve
states and territories . raise winter
wheat, nineteen produce spring wheat,
and some states raise both. The leading-crop
producers in the winter wheat
section are Kansas, California, Ohio,
Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylva
nia, . Oklahoma, Oregon, Michigan,
Maryland and Tennessee. Of the
spring wheat list Minnesota, North and
South Dakota, Nebraska, Washington,
Wisconsin and Iowa' are the most Im
portant. - '
The wheat crop ef tbe United States
in 1901 was 721,000,000 bushels. The
per capita consumption is estimated
at 4.53 bushels. The exports of wheat
for the twelve months ending June,
1902, were nearly 155,000,000 bushels
and the exports of flour nearly 18,000,
000 barrels. The principal countries
which took wheat . from the - United
States)' in their order as to quantity,
were the United Kingdom, Germany,
British North America, Africa and
France. Tbe principal buyers of flour
were the 'United Kingdom, Holland,
Germany, China," Cuba and the West
Indies, Brazil, Japan and Africa. The
total value of tbe exports of wheat and
flour exceeded 2178,000,000. ' Previous
to 1872 the largest crop of wheat raised
in the United States did not equal tbe
amount exported thirty years later.
Commercially the millers of tbe Unit
ed States outrank .all others. Their
mills are the largest and have the great
est capacity. The development since
the Introduction of tbe purifier and tbe
rolls has been auch that American flour
now competes successfully, in ail for
eign countries from which it is not de
barred by prohibitive tariffs. "Story
f a Grain of Wheat"
A Suk For the Feed Let.
In the west we build a rack like this
for feeding straw in an open lot to
horses and cattle, says a correspondent
In an exchange. Lay two logs, any
length, say east and west, matching
them at the ends on top, and lay the
ends of them six feet on tbe Inside.
Build' log cabin
fashion until it
Is high enough
to reach a cow's
brisket. Then lay
only one log and
apt ft In tlP-mM-
" die of the crib,
a feed back. notch it well and
spike it down. Now lay poles all along,
resting the foot of each under tbe bot
torn log on the inside and leaning tbe
pole on the top log in the middle. Then
lay one from the opposite so as to make
an X, using the log In the center aa a
rest and the bottom log as a foothold.
Fasten the end poles, and the others
will stay in place as long as the straw
ia kept in there. You can make them
any length desired. The poles being
laid alternately give space enough to
admit the horses to the straw, and by
having the poles ten feet or more long
tne rack will hold a good load of hay
or straw for about twenty feet in
length of crib.
Thlam Tlint Aa cl,i
When .a person says "1 know, we
iuubi uare great respect Tor him or
pity him. Sad experience teaches what
w muN t uirousu in oraer really to
Those who have sneered at scientific
farming will have to come to it or they
will fare badly in the general rush for
The Importance of the good and com
petent farmer ennnor ho
- - w oiiluu ICU.
He Is an object lesson tbat nil neigh-
uonng larmers would do well to imi
Brains and energy are cranky. They
are not content to run continually in
old grooves, but are constnntly looking
out for new and better ways of doing
In promoting progress In nsriculturp
it Is very di-slrable tha.t practical farm
ers keep n enrvful record of facts which
relate to tbe culture of the soil on their
No farmer can afford to be tgborant
of any question that confronts the pub
A Shattered Roaaaaee.
"I think our teacher of composition
Is charming, don't you, Emily?"
"Fie, Bertha! That heartless mon
ster? Captivated by his blue eyes the
other day, I slipped a little affectionate
note In my copy book."
"And what did he do?" ' '
"He gave it me back with all the
spelling mistakes corrected in red ink."
ReveralnT the Order. - '
Willie Pa, you don't get chestnuts
until after there's a frost, do yon?
Pa Except in the case of a farce
comedy, my son. Then the chestnuts
come first, and the frost afterward.
ICxchaxure. On a farm f ii'tImh -J
land In Iredell county, nine miles
from Statesville, Mr. E. L. Morrl-
SOS damnnefvat A .1 a . .
Bv- , . p" jear what
can be done in North Carolina by an
fiVrr? m Wf.at J5 called two-horse
3 ?aJ? 0n eea acres
of land, 11,205 pounds of seed cot
ton. Trtilnk k. 1.S .
180; 80 tons of pea hay valued at $6
Der ton. ilfin. -n v-.v.i. . . .
RSS? ' k Prk ak 9 cent H69.38.
E iiH h!iLof yomi ottie.whioh
total of all the products of the farm,
aT?u' n-onnted to- $1,126 38.
All the grains and grasses raised by
In M?.rriT Afe Pnt ,nt0 t0k
in addition to this sum Mrs. Morri-
BOn Aaltll i1n.!n. AL.
the , "j VK 7 J Irom
.n uvn two cows.
eggs and poultry In excess of home
consumption, a total of tm.25.
JhJ- working in a well, six-
Ma ui. rt fm u onore
rr. i t 1 1-BBr8a M aerionsly In
jared, bota legs having been broken,
K!.bfSe.tt tTe nd below the
Jraee. and ii otherwise badly bruised.
Cotton Must Have
- Potash is an essential plant food
which must be added as a fertilizer
or the soil will
hausted, as is
true of so
We have books
giving valuable dc
taili about fertiliz.
era. We will sen !
then free to any farmer who asks us for them.
GERT1AN KALI WORKS,
Haw Tevfe -S Mama Stmt, r
. , AOaate, SassX So. Broad
A FEARFUL FLOOD
Over a Million Dollars Worth of Property
Destroyed In the Wyoming. Valley
ana 2,000 Families Homeless
Br Telegraph to the Mornln Btar.
' W1LXX8B4REE, Pa , Marcb 9. Tbe
olty of Wilkesbarre and the Wyoming
Valley were in a turmoil to day. Tbe
mighty flow of water spread out north
and south, east and west,- makh g the
north branch of the Susquehanna river
a vaat maddened coursing lake, sweep,
lbs; in its path whatever there was to
Invade, and tbe scene waa even more
terrifying- than on Tuesday.-
At Plymouth, the entire business
section of tbe town la under water.
Only a few business homes have es
caped tbe flood and aa a result it e
merchants have lost thousands of dol
lars worth of goods. Tbe ice si gorg
ed there and the water' backed ud to
rapidly thin afternoon tbat many f.aii -Ilea
found it impossible to leave tbeir
homes, and are now living on the up
Over a million dollars worth of pmp.
erty have been dealroyed in tbe Wy
oming Valley and over two thousand
families are rendered homeless.
Though the river is falling n
Wilkesbarre tonight, towns m the
vicinity of Bioomaburg are experi
encing the worst flood in their iu
Three spana of tbe great steel bridge
erected by tbe8iate at Caia-ms. w,fe
swept from tbeir piers esrly in ib
ternoon and carried four tiuid td
yards by the lee, and this evenu.y u,e
two rematntng spans collapsed.
Mill street, at Danville, the bu-u n
thoroughfare of tbat city, l u .er
water tonight for ita wnoie leieth,
more than a mile. Tne ice mov a a
Danville early In tbe aMernom. u
carried the great covered nv. r r-,
rom its piers The waieiwirk. ,i
Danville are under water mo b t
is without electrio light a d .s. I
hundrrd families bave toeeo fon. .
leave tbeir homea.
BaRBlSBTJBO Pa , March 9 A r
matb fluu condiitoos ar o erioij
this vicinity ibai Burgess Wm.i er, .,'
Middletown, has aastnl aid o' it ci .
for relief of (be prop e ho have o
rendered homeless. 0rr bif m -of
the town is covered wuh ice d
sleet from two feet to fifty feet d v
Between 700 and 800 iouses are ur
rousded and can ol? b reached ny
rnttrmg tbe second-stury winocwi.
Many bouses bave been entirely ruin
ed whUeotbers bave been lifted from
their foundationa and tbeir comenu
Ia Harrisborg conditions are im
State Entomologist Franklin
Sherman, who is In Moore couuty
looking after the great fruit or
chards there, says that the outlook
for a fruit crop is extremely flue.
The largest orchard in the State is
that of Van Lindley, near Pine
burst. In this are 27,000 peach trees,
5,000 pears and 3,000 plums, about
6,000 of the peach trees are not yet
in bearing. The 8an Jose scale
caused the loss of many trees, but
owing to spraying and careful treat
ment this disease is now under con
trol, though it yet exists to some
extent. The next largest peach or
chard iu the State ia at Uandor,
where there axe 200 acres contain
ing some 20,000 trees. In Moore
county, near Southern Pines, the
Niagara Grape and Fruit Compauj
has 6,000 peach trees. Tbat saud
hill country is found to be a won
derful place for fruit and grap.
The Superior Court adjourned
at Buckingham last Saturday after
a week's term. In the case of H
H. Smith, for setting fire to tbe
store of John W. Brigman, the de
fen dan t was convicted and sentenc
ed to a term of fifteen years in the
State's prison. Rockingham suffer
ed two severe fires lust Fall in quick
auccession. A detective was eett
for and soon thereafter this man
Smith was caught in tbe act f set
ting fire to tbe store of Brigman.
In the case of the btate agait s:
Alex. Cox, colored, for tbe murder
of Jerry Tyson, colored near Ham
let some time last Fall tbe defend
ant, plead guilty of murder iu tbe
second degree and was sentenced to
the penitentiary for a term ol 2d
Disturbances of strikers are- ret
nearly aa grave at an individual c s
order. of tbe syxtem. Overwore, I -
o' steep and nervous tension w 1 o-
rollowed by utter collpe unieo
reliable rmHiy la Immediate I n-ployei-.
Ttterr'e noth ng o flic -
CU'S tttaorder of lh uv. r t,c k :
neys as E.ectric B tiers. I a
der'ul tonic and ffectie orvice,
and the geatesl all roui d m--. icne
for run dnwa systems. It dispel rr
vousneis. Rheumatism and N-ura gi,
nd expels malaria eerms. Ouh 5.v,
and aauafaeuoa guaranteed by R. B.
i. It SAama nnm tn VtA n n to
President Roosevelt to deny the
aaS . aa uj'-aV . r.Tl
Ely's CrGoi Bali
It cleanses, soothes
ana bava tha " '
membran. it oures
OMmh and artv away a Oold in the Hea
Quickly. It la atWOrberf RMi. n PrntectS
U Mnmnraoa'. Etaatnaaa nt Tasta
XT BBOTHKBS, M Warren atrtat. Hew Tors.