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March 18, 1904.
THE 8TRUG0LI5Q MIDDLE
The organized labor vote of the
United States will cot a big figure
In the campaign tb.ii year. The
labor of the country was never ao
closely knitted together as at the
present time and it is to be reck
oned with, especially in the large
The condition of the employed
throughout the country is not what
the prosperity shouters would have
It to be, and even the Republican
organs acknowledge that with high
prices and unsatisfactory industrial
conditions, it Is hard to make a
living now. This state of affairs
will no doubt cause thousands of
hoodwinked Republican working
men in the North to look to the
Democratic party for relief. -
We make room here for these
remarks from the Washington Post,
and they will be f onnd both edify
ing and interesting at this time:
The New York Commercial, whoie
animosity toward organized labor Is
aeeond only in Intensity to its seal for
me cauie or tne stand-patters. Is tell
lag some Important truths relative to
the Bltuation confronted by many peo
ple in New York and other cities. It
asserts that In the metropolis to day
uncounted thousanda'of managers, to
eountants, clerki, solicitors, engineers,
professional men, and small traders
are engaged In a struggle to "make
bath ends meet:" that the marked and
very general advance In wagea has
ralaed the coat of Hying enormously,
and that the aalarles and the Incomes
of these middle-class workers have
not been advanced .
Fart of that Is what the Post has
been saying for years, and that is why
the urban vote, clear across the conti
nent, has anown so atronga Demo
cratic trend In recent elections. But
for unuiual prosperity in the farming
regions, and its natural effect on the
voting, the Republicans could not
have elected the Fifty-eighth Con
goess. The one great cause of the in
creased coat of llring, however, ia not
lncreaae in wages, but an abnormally
mgn scale of tariff taxes. But the
Commercial falls to see it la that
Ugnt. "Trades unionism," it says
to (be "struggling middle cissies"
that "la the chief cause of all their
troubles." Therefore, our stand-pat
contemporary sounds this slogan to
"The time Is ripe for them to array
themselves solidly against organised
labor, to stand shoulder to shoulder
with the employers who are now or
ganizing for resistance to the aggres
sions of the labor unions. Unionism
la fattening on their misery. How
long will they endure ltl"
It not that queer talk for a Republi
can paper, In view of the fact that the
party! Presidential candidate Is not
merely a friend of organized labor.but
a member of a trades union?
The Philadelphia Press, Republi
can, says this:
The tendency to reduce wages in
fnany employments at this time Is
the natural result of a
in me demand for the articles
produced. At the same time the coat
of Hying has not been reduced, but is
"-rather on the Increase. This makes
an unfortunate situation and trouble
can be avoided only by the exercise
- Of good sense.
An investigation was recently made
In nine of the leading cities of the ten-
- deney as to industrial wages, rents
and prices of necessary articles of food
and olothlng. The average rale of
wages remains practically statiocary,
with a weakening tendency. Rents
In nearly all of the cities are advanc
ing, while food and clothing are bigher
in price than was the case a few
This is In some degree, perhaps, due
to the war in the East. Wheat, flour
and other articles of food have ad
vanced materially, already affecting
retail prices to some extent. The
peculation in cotton has greatly ad
ranced the price of that article, while
wool and other articles go up under
similar influences. Prices advance as
the result of a war, even when there
Is no increased demand.
. Wages were slightly adranced dur
ing the last year in some lines, but
not sufficient to Increase the cost of
food and clothing and rents. It was
an lncreaaed coat of living that led to
the demand for more wages. A further
lncreaae with a reduction In wages
.will naturally lead to trouble. But
the talk Is rather against any demand
for an increase in wages than for a re-
. Auction, though there are various in
stances, such as that of the bitumi
nous coal miners, where a reduction is
Insisted upon. Many industrial plants
nave shut down, which is a substitute
for wage reductions.
The business situation Is not such
as to warrant any teneral reduction
? wKeK Fop that reason employers
B??ultf ? CMefal nd not lead to
strikes when they can be avoided, at
a time when the cost of living is in
creasing rather than lowering.
JOH B. MORRIS' POEMS.
A few months ago ,the Stab re
corded the death of the lamented
John E. Morris, of Goldsboro, a
gravelling man known far and near
and greatly esteemed throughout
the South. He was a brilliant man
and was known as the "Poet Drum,
mer." He wrote numbers of poems of
true afflatus and lyrio excellence,
and his friends will read with inter.
est the following from the Ealeigh
Newt and Observer:
There is talk In Baltimore of issuing
a little booklet containing the poems of
the late John a Morris. The presence
of this man is missed at Baltimore, but
he la green in the memory of many
John B. Morris represented the Na
tional Enamel and 8 tamping Company,
which succeeded t:e firm of Mathla
Ingram & Co. He was greatly be
loved by the officers and employes of
that company and they are anxions
that the book of brilliant sayings and
beautiful verse be issued. It wnnM h.
a good Idea. There Is no doubt that It
would have a good sale, because John
iwM-orni was popular everywhere,
tend his ready n mad him famona
.hrougnout hiaet.ur tefii.urv.
Col Bryan is still confident that
pe Kansas City platform will be
Ve-afflrmed at the St. Louis conven
tion. If he don't be careful while
ihat sort of a spell is on him some
jaj will sell him a gold brick.
Hundreds of telegrams are pour
ing into Washington congratulating
Roosevelt on his victory over the
American Securities Company. Now
he wants to get after the Steel
Trust, but the Steal Trust at Wash
ington will be let alone for the
Democrats to put out of business
when they get in.
President Joe Smith, the Mormon
with five wives, intimaUs his will
ingness to be dealt with by the
courts for his polygamy. Probably
he thinks the best way to get out of
trouble at home Is to be shoved into
a quiet cell in the penitentiary. You
can't fool us Jodie.
We have been asked to say some
thing about "Beautifying the City."
The girls will attend to that some
of these fine days. They'll soon be
down town with their white dresses,
crimson boleros and, sailor hats.
"Everything comes to him who
The Jacksonville Times-Union
contains a splendid editorial on
"The Triumph of Common Sense."
We decline, however, to believe that
common sense can boast of any
such thing until we see how it be
haves itself at the St. Louis con
vention. It is now doubted whether Fred
Douglass was a negro. If mystifi
cation like that can come about in
a few years, it will be doubted in a
year from now whether Roosevelt
was ever a President.
A Morman named Clam has been
been prosecuted for having thirteen
wives. That unlucky Clam might
have known that there was no
chance for him to keep out of the
Thepristime relics of fossilized
statemanship will please keep quiet
till the Democratlo ship can claw
off the shoals where it got stranded
about eight years ago.
It would be quite a turning of the
tabks, sure, if Receiver McBee is to
be the receiver of a sentence before
Gov. Aycock gets him loosed up
from his new job.
It looks like the Democrats in
several States will have to join a
"Get Together" correspondence
school before the campaign goes
Ths Chicago Woman's Club says
"hugging must be divorced from
waltzing." Well, if waltzing is not
satisfied, let it take its clothes
Senator Tillman's throat is again
in good condition but he will con
tinue to refuse to swallow anything
thrown at him from the Republican
Sparks' show is heading this
way and will exhibit In Florence on
Pay your poll tax before May
1st, or you cannot vote in the State
and Presidential elections to be held
in November next.
The steamer "City of Fayette
ville" was In port yesterday and cleared
last night for the return with a large
cargo of fertilizers for up-river points.
Fayetteville Observer: "No. 32
of the A. O. L. was delayed at Sumter,
S. C, and did not arrive until 13:15
last night, owing to a burned trestle
at that point"
Mr. Neill S. McLaurin, who
has been at home a few I57S con
valescing from a recant lnjary at the
shops in Florence, returned yesterday.
He will, however, not be able to re
sume bis regular duties before next
Rockingham Anqlo Saxon: Rev.
J. N. Cole, presiding elder of the
uucuDRom isisirici, stepped on a
wire nail In a piece of timber a few
days ago and It stuck througbThls shoe
into the foot, and he has been suffer
ing from it since.
Dick Wilson, colored, a chronic
drunkard, was sent to the roads for SO
days by the Mayor yesterday. Rufino
Junquero, the Bpaniard arrested for
vagrancy, was released, It having
been shown that he had employment
at the Cape Fear Lumber Co.
Dr. and Mrs. George G.
Thomas, Mlas Bell Thomas, Dr. Pride
J. Thomas, Mr. Clayton Giles, Jr.,
and Mr. George G. Thomas, Jr., left
yesterday afternoon on A.O.L. private
car No. 801 for a ten days' trip to
Florida. The party will go down the
Y ..LI 1 t f , -
East .Coast to -Palm Beach and then
down the West Coast as far as Tampa.
Qoveraor Roisell's Coadltloi.
The condition of ex-Governor Rus
sell continued to Improve yesterday.
BInce Saturday his Improvement has
been steady and comparatively rapid,
and Monday his physicians were so
much Impressed by the progress of
their patient that they permitted him
4 . ...
to leave nis nea ana sit In an easy
chair for a short while.
Stats or Ohio, Crrr or Touoo,
LUOAJ COTXHTT f
FBAKX 1. Cbikit makea n&th thut ha la aanln
partner of the firm of F. J Chxhit A Co., (Join
baaineas In the City of Toledo, County and i-taiS
foresaid, and that eald Arm will pay the aom of
ONB HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every
oaae of Catabrh that cannot be cored by the nae
of Hall's Catajuu Cum.
FBANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my pres
ence, this 6th day of December. A D im.
I i A.W. GLEA80N,
. Notary Public.
Hall'i Catarrh Core ia taken Internally, and acts
directly on the blood and mnoons surfaces of the
system. Send for testimonial, free.
F . J. CHHKRV a m in-i.- s
Sold brail IWuSTtSc? " '
Kali's t.mily m, eri teeW .
TOE fl'BEE HEARING.
Receiver for A. & N. C. Road
Held for the Criminal Court
, Under Bond of $2,000.
Preceedlszs Lasted Five Hoars Before
Jodre Clark la Rale lib Yesterdsy.
Proatiseat Men Upoa atsid
Clash of Counsel Nates.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. O, March 15 Oapt.
V. E McBee, receiver of the Atlantic
and forth Carolina Bailroad, waa to
day placed under a $3,000 bond by
Chief Justice Walter Clark for his ap
pearance at the Criminal Court here
to anawer to the charge of conspiracy
with K. B. Finch to injure and Impov
erish the State's property, the A. & N.
O. road. The proceedings lasted near
ly five hours and it waa late this even
ing when the Chief Justice announced
the opinion that the matter had better
be sent to the grand jury and fixed
bond at $3,000. The next criminal
court meets here March 28tb, Judge
George H. Brown presiding.
The Inquiry opened and closed with
a sharp clash between counsel for the
State and attorneys for Receiver Mc
Bee. . In the first, W. W. Clark, of
Newbern, ex-Judge W. 8. O'B. Rob
inson, of Goldsboro, counsel for de
fendant, -asked a continuance of 10 days
In order to prepare their case. Attor
ney General Gilmer, O. W. Tillett, of
Charlotte, and W. O. Munroe, coun
sel for the Bute, argued this was simp
ly an investigation to find probable
cause and held the matter to be of
such grave moment to the State that a
delay should not be granted. The
Chief Justice held-on the latter'se!de
despite the admission of probable cause
by the' defence in,the hope of continu
ance. Only three witnesses of importance
were examined. Mr. Ed. Chambers
Smith, Col. John W. Hinsdale, attor
ney for Finch In having the receiver
appointed, and Governor Aycock.
Fromtheae witnesses, the 8tate de
duced the facts that Capt. McBee ap
proached Mr. Smith Feb. 22ai with
an inquiry if he had any stock ia the
Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad
to sell and the result was that Finch
came that evening and bought his 47
shares at par on 90 days, Snith hold-
log the stock as security. 8mlih
knew nothing of the object of the
From Col. Hinsdale it was learned
that he was retained Feb. 23th and he
told of the conference at Capt Day's
with McBee and another conference
Feb. 23nd at which Finch waa present
There the suggestion was made that
Finch acquire the stock and bring the
suit This was done and Finch swore
to the bill Tuesday night, Feb. 23rd.
Colonel Hinsdale, Captain McBee and
Finch went to Norfolk and got an
order appointing the receiver signed
by J udge PurnelL Governor Aycock
testified that Oapt McBee made a
proposition to lease the road Feb. 6th.
The Governor considered It and de
clined it " A second and better propo
sition was made by McBee Feb. 30tb,
but on the 23rd It was withdrawn.
On the afternoon of the latter date
Finch and Col. Hinsdale came to see
him about some swamp lands and on
leaving Finch spoke to him on the
subject of the lease and the Governor
Inquired how many shares he had.
Mr. Finch replied: "A good many."
Next Governor Aycock knew, the re
ceiver had been named.
The defence lao drew out some in
teresting facts from the witneaaea.
Col. Hinsdale swore the only object
In applying for the receiver was to
give the stockholders a chance to vote
on the question of leasing the road.
Col. Hinsdale swore the application
for a receiver wa In the Interest of no
one bidder, but to give all a chance
before the stockholders and let them
lease the road to the party offering the
highest price; that Oapt McBee told
him the parties he represented desired
to establish a through line north from
Newbern and Bdenton by Norfolk iu
opposition to the Atlantio Coast Line.
Of the Atlantic and North Carolina
Railroad the Btate owns 12.666 shares
ad other stockholders 5,354. It haa
been ahown that K. 8. Finch gave his
note at ninety days, on the day com
plaint was made, for forty-seven of
these shares and then returned the
shares to the seller as collateral on the
note, no transfer having been entered.
-Special Star Telegram.'
BAuaaH, N. C, March 16. The
receivership of Capt. V. EL McBee, of
the Atlantio and North Carolina Ball
road, is practically at an end and it is
understood that the road will pass into
the hands of its regular officers to
morrow. While no official statement
is made, it can be announced that
both the Federal court complaint ask
ing for the receiver and the State
bench warrant for the prosecution of
McBee and Finch are to be dropped.
ne matter 01 receivership comes up
In the Federal court by regular ap
pointment to-morrow. Judge Simon
ton failed to arrive, but Judge Purnell
says be will himself dismiss the pro
ceeding. He expresses indignation at
the manner in which the proceeding
was conducted and saya the course of
McBee and others in appearing before
him for the appointment of a receiver
was to say tbe least reprehensible,
there having been gross misrepresent
ation to him.
McBee and counsel applied to him
to-day to be allowed t j withdraw the
complaint on which tbe receiver was
appointed but he declined, saying he
would properly dispose of the whole
matter la opea court to-morrow.
8UPRIMB COURT DECISIONS.
The Supreme Court to day hands
down these cpinf'ti Hargett vs.
Bell, from Onslow; action dismissed!
This was suit io e- join tbe aaloon
keepcra fr:m arliing iu a dry town
wbeo they bad license from the com
missioners, me saloons having been
voted out afier th Hcers- waslsaued.
8tate vs. Dunn, from Lenoir, new
trial; Land Company vs. Atlantic
Hotel, from Carteret, no error; Wilaon
vs. Brown, from Pitt, no error; Sta;
vs. Green.-from Craven, new trial:
Bradihaw vs. Williams, from Duplin,
per curiam, affirmed; Morgan Lumber
Company, from Sampson, per curiam,
affirmed, on the authority of Mixell vs.
Burnett N. U. 217; Green vs.
Railroad. 73 N. O. 524. and Drake vs.
Howell, 133 N. 0. 162.
HaBBIS' NEGRO XOTIOBT.
In Ibe 8tate Supreme Court to
morrow OA. J. O. L. Harris as coun
sel for Alfred Daniel, the 'murderer
of Senator Simmons' father in Jones
county will apply for a writ of error
to the united. States Supreme Court
on the ground that the fourteenth
amendment to the constitution was
violated in his trial. In that negroes
were excluded from the jury. This
fight was made in the State court, but
to no. avail, the Supreme Court sus
taining the findings of the lower court
under which a death sentence ia im
THE STATE COMMITTEE.
A great number of State Democratic
executive committeemen are already
here for the meeting to-morrow night.
Among the prominent citizens on the
scene are Senator 8immons, Msj. Ohas.
It. Stedman, Lieutenant Governor
Turner and others. . Sheriff Stedman,
of New Hanover, arrived this after
noon. The general opinion seems to
be that the convention will be called
to meet in Greensboro. That cltv did
so well by the last convention that
they want to go back there this year.
There seema to be little -or no senti
ment among the committeemen for
holding general primaries.
HELD FOR THE FEDERAL COURT.
C. 0 Jones, of Ooldhbor o, Given Prelim
loary Hearing ia Ralcltfc Ycitcrfrv.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. 0., March 14 th.
The preliminary trial of O. O. Jones,
of Goldaboro, charged with receiving
atamps knowing them to have been
stolen, took place before U. S. Com
missioner Nichols here to-day. Jones
was held in a bond of $2,000 for his
appearance at the May term of Federal
Court, the same having been promptly
eiven by K. V. Denton, of this city.
Proprietor Griffith and Manager Cook,
of the Hotel Kennon, at Goldsboro,
testified to having purchased large
amounts of atamps from Jones at 5
per cent discount. Postmaster Hud
son, of Apex, from whom $174 In
stamps were stolen last year, identified
Jones as a man who was in the post-
office the morning before the robbery
and asked for the change of a large
bill. A negro blacksmith of Apex
alao teatiflea that Jones was loitering
around his place the day before the
SMALLPOX IS STAMPED OUT.
City aod Conofy Now Free of Zymotic Dis
ease Vaccloatloa et Children.
The city and health authorities are
to be congratulated thai there is not
now, so far as they-have information,
a single case of smallpox in Wilming
ton or New Hanover county. The
two cases, Mr. Elmer Matthews and
Muter Irvln Page, who had the dis
ease In very light fornvwere discharg
School children, however, continue
to be vaccinated, that action being
necessary to their continuance at
school after to-morrow, according to
the order or the school authorities
upon recommendation by the Board of
Health. Very few parents have ob
jected to the preventative measure,
but it is a fact that some have per
emptorily refused to have their chil
dren vaccinated. What action will be
taken after Friday, 18tb, remains to be
seen, but it Is hardly believed under
existing conditions that the order will
be literally enforced.
HARDSHIP UPOS EMPLOYES.
Arrest of Receiver McBee Makes Trouble
for Mea at Newbers.
Yesterday's Newbern Journal says:
"The arrest of Receiver McBee seems
to have worked a hardship upon the
employes of the Atlantic and North
Carolina road, as yesterday, the 15tb,
was pay day, and under the recent
orders, there being no Mr. McBee to
countersign orders, there were no
orders issued upon the treasurer of
the road, and the men went without
their month's pay. -
"This works considerable hardship,
as many of the employes depend upon
these wages for their sustenance, and
with bills unoald and no monevfn
sight they felt last night as if there
was considerable wreckership in the
situation for them.
"It is to be hoped that Mr. McBee
can get back from Raleigh to-day and
do his official duty In the matter.
That such a situation could be brought
about as permitting the employes of
the road being left in such a predica
ment speaks what possibilities there
are In a wreckership."
TWO VED0IBIQS LAST NIGHT.
Bladen Street Parsossre the Scene
Doable Marriage Yesterdsy.
Mr. Ohas. A. White, a popular
young man of Wilmington, and Miss
Ella Ulggs, of East Wilmington,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. a B. Biggs,
were married by Bev. Geo. B. Webster,
at 8 o'clock last evening In the pres
ence of a few friends at Bladen street
parsonage. Mr. W. V. Hudson and
Miss Lula Haas were the attendants.
The young people received tbe hap
piest congratulations of friends and
will leave to-day for Whiteville on a
visit to the parents of the groom, Mr.
and Mrs. A. A. White.
Immediately following the mar
riage of Miss Biggs and Mr. White,
Bev. Mr. Webster joined in marriage
Mr. Theodore Bchrader, Jr., and Miss
Lillian F. Orrell, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward A. Orrell, all of this city.
The ceremony was performed in the
presence of a few special friends. Mr.
and Mrs. Bchrader will reside at No.
809 North Ninth street.
John Flood, who fought John L.
Sullivan nine rounds on a barge an
chored In tbe East river near Hell
Gate, N. Y., In 1890, died suddenly
yesterday. Heart disease is believed
to have been responsible.
Ton Know What Ton Are Taking
Wben yon take Grov Taatelaaa Ctmi
aosue oeoausethe formula la plainly printed
on every bottle abowlnK tbat it la simply Iron
and Qanloe in a tasteless form. Mo dure. No
Bean tie Tha Kind Von Haw Always Bought
A Father's Gratitude.
Ilany a Family in Wil
mington will Ap
preciate the Fol
lowing. . Many a strong man and many a
healthy woman has much for which
to thank father and mother. The
care taken during; their childhood
brought them past the danger point
and made them healthy men and
women. Children are generally
bothered at some period with in
continence of urine, and Inability
to retain It is ofttimes called a
habit.. It Is not the children's fault
-the difficulty lies with the kid
neys, and can be readily righted if
taken in the proper way. A Wil
mington parent shows yon how. x
J. T. Ebert, of 515 South Sixth
street, mattress maker, says: "I
used Doan's Kidney Pills in mv
family. My little girl complained
of severe pains In the small of her
back, and the, kidney secretions
were dark and full of brickdust
sediment. We were very much wor
ried about her and when I learned
of Doan's Kidney Pills I went np to
R. R. Bellamy's drug store and got
a box and gave them to her. Since
using them she has improved won
derfully and is a different child.
Her kidney secretions cleared up,
she does not complain of her back,
and in fact Doan's Kidney Pills
gave her new life. We are very
much pleased with them and you
can use my name and welcome."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Fo8ter-MIIburn Co., Buffalo.
N. Y., sole agents for the United
Remember the name Doan's
and take no substitute.
Odd Fellows at Laobertoi.
Special Deputy Grand Master E. N.
Penny and a team from Wilmington
and Ohadbourn lodges will institute a
new lodge of Odd Fellows at Lumber
ton on or about the 35th of the pres
ent month. The charter list ahows a
membership composed of the best peo
ple of the community, and the lodge
will start out under the most favora
Cotton and Naval Stares.
Tttere was a sharp break In the New
York cotton market yeaterday, in con
sequence of which local quotations
went off to 15t3 for middling, the tone
being dull. Receipts were 469 bales,
against 100 same day last year. Tar
advanced yeaterday to $1 50 per barrel.
SOBBED BY 8UR0LARS.
A Farmer Lost His Savlsfs for Over
Bj Talegrapn to us jaomlnK Star.
MoBGAB towb, W. Va., March 10.
Three burglars entered the home of
James Picken Paugb, a fanner, living
atCheatneck, near here, early to-day
and after torturing their victim, ae
cured $1,100 In gold and silver and
escaped. Picken Paugh had no faith
lnjthe stability of the bank sand carried
the money, which represented his sav
ings for twenty years, strapped about
his waist In wallets.
English Street IVamea.
The English towns hare more dis
tinctive and interesting names for
their streets than American towns, in
most of which many streets are sim
ply numbered. Londou'a Cbeapside
and Aldwych are more than matched
by oddities many times stranger. Boot
ham is' a street in York and Botcher
gate in Carlisle. Norwich is assertive
of class distinctions in its Gentleman's
walk, and Shrewsbury may stand al
most at the head of a list of peculiari
ties with its street labeled Dogpole,
which may or may not be related to
Newcastle's Dogleap Stairs; but, then,
Newcastle has Pudding Chare, and
what may that signify?
The FIrat Glaaa Caps.
The first glass-cups were made at
Alexandria. Some were colored like
Bohemian glass and decorated with
glass pastes, imitating precious stones
and cameos. Some were opaline, oth
ers clear as crystal and still others
formed of opaque layers welded to
gether like the famous Tortland vase,
in which the white upper layer had
been cut away like that of a cameo,
leaving a blue ground around the fig
ures. Anticipated Him.
"I ran across a remarkable Jeu
d'esprit the other day," said the casual
acquaintance who ia ambitious to be
"I'm sorry," said Mr. Cumrox, "but
my wife has Just returned from Eu
rope with a whole lot of art treasures,
and I shouldn't have any place to hang
it even if I bought lt."-Washington
Think Well of Himself.
"Isn't it Btrange," remarked Mrs. Bil
Uns to her husband, "that I can never
get a good bargain in shoes?"
"You did once," saidier husband.
"When was that?"
"When you got me."-Chicago Record-Herald.
A Lost Pleasure.
jars. iNooncn isn't it grand
in your own carriage?
Mr. NoorichYes, but I'd enjoy it
more if I could only stand on the pave
ment and see myself ride by.
Tke Modest Career.
"Henry, at our next little dinner we
won't have any carving done on the ta
ble." tS1 a m
vxooa. -A.na.VB wnere I generally
It" Cleveland Plain Dealer.
- A Castloas Compliment.
"How do you like my new hat?"
"Is it all paid for?"
"It's perfectly beautiful." Detroit
Attorney General Btratton aava he
will drop the ease of the State of
.Washington against the. Northern Se
curities Company, becaSise of the de
cision of the United States 8upreme
Court in the merger case.
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He's now found and well." Every
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-IN TOE HOUSE.
Discussed by Mr Speight During
Consideration of the Post-
TO VINDICATE THE SOUTH.
Spoke of Attempt of certain Persoss to
Pat the Negro on a Socisl Ef sallty
With Themselves -The White
Hoase Incident. -
By Telegraph to the Homing Star.
Washington, March 16. In the
Houae to-day, during the discussion
of the Postoffloe Appropriation bill,
Mr. Speight, of Mississippi, discutaed
the negro question. He said he do
sired to yindicate the South from tbe
charge of barbarism. In the Sautb,
he eald, tbe negro had been denied the
right to vole and to bold office, but
not tbe right to work for an honest
living as had been done In the North
era States. "We sometimes kill them
for outrageous crimes," he said, "but
never because they wan r' to work." As
for the lynching, he said that some
times they bare unnecessarily occur
red In the Booth. He referred to tbe
Wilmington, Delaware, lynching last
year, and to the subsequent attack on
the negro settlement. This never oc
curred in the South, be said. "When
the guilty wretch has paid the penalty
of .his unlawful crime, that is ao end
of It. The mob Is satisfied and does
not wreak indiscriminate vengeance
upon the innocent because they belong
to the same race at the criminal."
He said that unlike the people of the
North, the people of the South don't
go out with a torch In one hand and a
gun in the other and shoot innocent
women and children as they fled for a
place of safety. He said this bad oc
ourred In New York city in 1900, and
he referred to a number of If nchings
which had occurred in the North, in
cluding those at Danville. III., and
Springfield, Ohio, and said "such race
prejudice finds no place in Southern
Mr. Speight said, "so far as I am con
cerned, I am opposed to mob violence
as a general proposition. I do not
think that lyncbings for any other
crime than the nameless one and
against womanhood ought to occur.
In all others the court is generally
with us, swift to. punish. The one
class of crimes so brutal and destruc
tive of that dear to an enlightened
people, no man with a spark of man
hood in him can doubt that instant
death to the perpetrator should follow
up fulfillment of such a crime."
Mr. 8peieht recited that the burning
at the slakeof "such brut a" was cot
confined to the Boutb, but bad occurred
in the North aa well. Mr. Speight
spoke of the attempt of certain white
peraona to put the neero on a aoclal
equality with themselves and referring
to the occasion when Booker Wash
ington dined at tbe White House with
Mr. Roosevelt, said that "this one in
cident had done more to inflame the
paaaiona of the negro and give him a
perverted idea of his importance an J
bis near approach to social equality
than anything that had been done for
the last ten vears." He eaid Booker
Washington bad sat down to dinner
with the President as graciously as if
he had been the governor of New
York." He was, he said, sorry that
he did not have more sense and self
respect than to accept the lnvltatlon. lt
would havbeene much more to bis
creditbad he refused the invitation.
Mr. Speight referred to the arrest in
Indianols, Miss., of agents of a Cin
cinnati picture company, who were
selling to the negroes indecent tic
lures. In his opinion the agents should
have been lynched.
The granting of subsidies to rail
roada for carrying the mails was vigor
oualy opposed by Mr. Robinson, ot In
diana, who characterized tbem as a
stain and blot upon the bill.
.Mr. Sibley contended that subsidy
would be doing a manifest injustice
to the interests of the South, and a
heated discuaalon of the subject fol-
wnicn was participated in bv
Lamb of Virginia. Hollidmv
of Indiana and Gaines of Tennessee.
Mr. Robinson had charged the Re
publicans with being responsible for
the subsidy, which brought from Mr.
Lamb an emphatic protest, saying
there were as good Democrats in the
House as Mr. Boblnson who would
support the proposition.
Although the Louisville and Nash
ville railway, one of tbe roads bene
fitted by the subsidy, passed through
bis town, Mr. Gaines excitedly de
clared the subsidy to be "a legalized
Mr. Aiken, 8. CL, urged an increase
m the salary of rural carriers to $900.
Mr. Finley, South Carolina, follow
ed; he believed In a reasonable and
just allowance for clerk hire for all
iiu.niuHi, auu hq wouia not con
demn any member for requesting al
lowances for separating mail and for
unusual business. There won ha
said, rumors of the abuse of the frank
ing privilege affd the commission
should look into thai
Mr. Sibley, Pennsylvania, suggested
to Mr. Finley tbat if he personally
knew of any such abuse, it was his
duty to call specific attention to the
Mr. Finley declared he was not
making charges against members of
Congress. He said tbe public mind
was saturated with the charge tbat
there was corruntion in th p.tm.
scandleto bV uV;;,;:" Vll r"
cals and grafters," he said', "would be
punished in the toils of th
In a spsech characterized by intense
7le?rtP'- Vl'Kai. asserted
that the credit of rural free dellverv
service belonged to the Democrats. It
had, he said, been claimed by Mr
Perry Heath, former first assistant
postmaster general. "I am not," he
said, "astonished tbat a gentleman
who was willing to rob and plunder
his government and permit other
people to rob and plunder the govern
ment he had sworn to protect, should
rob a political opponent of tbe credit
to which he was entitled." He pro
tested, he said, against "honorable
gentlemen on this floor following the
example of Perry Heath."
Mr. Williams, of Mississippi, had
"-fiW tt0m, tne New York
Ii.m.iw0,t0.d5 under the heading
"As to Sunning Amuck " having t.
erence to an interview with the attor
ney general on the subject of tbe
merger deciaion. The attorney gen-
6rfi had.J?eeo ,asked nta vls, &nd he
said: "To quiet the apprehensiona of
"? muWntlonr, for fear they
might think tbe government was so
ing into the business of prosecuting
wituuut regard 10 political af
fairs or past connection with Bepub
Jican policies, he said it remained to
. JL?f,? e.llLer lhiJ P'Mecution was
1SS "f'l riCA0r the beginning of a
marrow30'"6 d3mrned al to
la the Seoate.
The Senate to-day passed without
?wa.V'l VhB.lotat '"Gallon Mtborl
sing the President to negotiate with
the government of Great Britain to
'rI.0' "uon. for
..r.R Vi lur-iwaring seal in '
Alaska, so as to obtain an abatement
of the killing of female teals and thus
preserve the seal Industry.
Another enure aay or ine sonata
was devoted to tne consideration in
executive session of the nomination of
General Leonard Wood to be major
general. Senator Blackburn took the
floor, resuming his speech begun yes
terday. He occupied a little more
than two hours and was followed by
Benator Qaarles. who consumed the
bilance oi the day and expects to take
a t other hour to-morrow.
It is predicted now that a yote will
be reached before adjournment Friday-
ANOTHER PENSION GRAB.
The Extent to which It Will Aafmeat
the Necessity for Farther Appro
prlatloos Caaoot be Told.
By Telegraph to the Morning 8 tar.
Washington. March 18. Commis
sioner of Pensions Ware, with the ap
proval of Secretary Hitchcock, to day
promulgated the moat Important pen
sion ruling that has been issued la a
long time. It directs that beginning
Anril IS nTt. If . hnrn ia n) nnntrirw
evidence and all legal requirements
have been met, claimants for penaion
under the general act of June 27,
1890, who are over 63 years old shall
be considered as disabled one-balfin
ability to perform manual labor aod
shall be entitled to $6 a month; over
65 years, to $3 per month; over 68
rears, to $10, and over 70 to $13. the
usual allowance at higher rates con
tinuing for disabilities other than age.
Tne order will not be retroactive.
Commissioner Ware, just before
leaving for a trip south for bis health.
said the order would saye both the
old soldiers and' the government a
great deal of money and time. He
said It was based on the Mexican war
legislation of 1887, approved by Pieal-
dent Cleveland, which placed all , the
Mexican war veterans on the pension
roll thirty-nine years after the close of
'The extent to which It will aug
ment the necessity for further appro
priations cannot be told. It will,
without doubt, increase the payments
to some extent, but no one is able to
fix the amount. The bureau haa not
considered that as the proper element
of consideration. I did not think.
however, that the Increased expense in
the long run will be very noticeable.
because tbe death rate is always to be
considered, and there is also to be
considered the fact that the ones to
whom we give the pension without
proof other than their ages, would
have proven themselves anyhow under
former circumstances as entitled to
the pension by reason of their disa
THE POSTOFFUE REPORT.
Work of the Investigating Committee
Deals ttiated At.
By Telegraph to the Morning Bt&r.
Washington, March 16.
special investigating committee of the
House on the pos toffies report has, it
ia understood, received the report
znown aa-ttxniDliy " Thia document
never has bsen made pubtio and the
feeling created among members by
me tnorougb manner !n which the
special committee is dealing with the
task assigned it is growing somewhat
neTeiauons or new "deals" are
hinted at in the cloak roomf. Ia tbe
meanwhile tbe special committee is
carrying on iu work behind closed
doors. An all day session waa held
to-day. After adjournment Chairman
McOall announced that the committee
bad a dressed a letter to each member
01 tbe House mentioned in the report.
rr questing him, if he ao desired, to
make a atatement to the committee.
either orally or in writinc. touching
the correctness of the statement in the
TOBACCO IN JAPAN.
fair Treatment of America! Interests by
the Qoverameat Assured.
Br Cable to the Horning Star. '
IOKIO, March 16 United States
Minister Griscom called on Prime
Minister Komura to day and renewed
his repreaentatlona concerning Ameri
can miereats elected by tbe proposal
of the Japanese government to extend
tbe tobacco monopoly, so aato Include
manuiaciurea tobacco. He urged the
lair treatment or American interests
ana adequate compensation in tbe
event 01 a monopoly being created. It
Is understood tbat Momura gave him
awstaciory assurances. American
capital is heavily Invested in tobacco
manufacturing in Japan and the orea-
non 01 a monopoly means early and
complete excxuaion or American to
Truss those who nave trlea.
I suffered from catarrh of the worst
. 7 Jtna never neped ror cure, but
Ely's Cream Bairn seems to do even
that.-Oicar Ostrom, 45 Warren Ave.,
I suffered from catarrh; it got ao
bad I could not work T nH vi.i.
Creim Balm and am entirely well.
A- 4a OJ'ke. 841 Shawmut Ave.,
Boston, Mass. '
The Balm does not irritate dfiih
sneexing Sold bv droggiats at 60 els.
0'med bv Ely Brothers, 66 Warren
St., New York. '
Between Mr. ClavAini
Judge Parker, the majority of New
! to -Pfer
WUI UUB BI8B inaton Post.
n73Y L0.ADED SHOTGUN SHELLS
It's not sentiment that makes the
Repeater " shells loaded with smokeleSwder
M25T J13? Per shells are the favorite
S101 market on accouS PS
their shooting n4r$i of
inbSMEULB THE CHAMPIONS SHOOT, lip
mar 8 tf
must have a sufficient supply of
in order to develop into a crop
No amount of Phosphoric
Acid or Nitrogen can compen
sate for a lack of potash in
grain and all
We thall be glad
to lend free to any
fanner our little book
which contain, valii.
about soil culture.
OERflAN KALI WORKS.
new iwk-i Nuu, 8imt, .r I
A UMM, tim.-li 8. Bro4 Bt 1
Of Treatment of Oermso Settlers by the
Nstlves In Southwest Africa.
Br Cable to the Horning Star.
BERUN, March 16. Letters from
German Southwest Africa have ar
rived here giving details of tbe gtuu
ly treatment of Qerman settlers, I13
of whom were killed outright tortured
to death In the distant Osahandja alone
Women outraged and dismemberx!
and with pieces of their bodies nailed
to the doora of houses, and boys mu
tilated and left to die slowly, were
frequent apectacles. The expedition
ary columns on coming in sight nf
farmer's house would see the beads of
its former occupants fastened to tbs
These sights appear to have excittd
the rage of the soldiers. Their letten
express longings for revenge and a de
termination, as one writer saya "to ki l
everything black." That causes sorm
papers to urge the government to teir,.
graph Instructions to Colonel Leu -wein,
the governor of German Souiti
west Afrlcs, that he order the soldier
under his command to restrain hu.
selves and conduct the war in
civilized manner. The colonel himself
comes In for criticism, as it is alie,,i
that be left an inaufficlent numbpr nr
troops In the exposed dlstric.s and wis
mtaied by tbe temper of the nativ..
having frequently had at h i 0w.',
tables chiefs who are now in rrbelliou
and who are wearing decorations ami
swords of honor bestowed on them by
tbe governor in behalf of the Emperor.
Ktiased to Seod Their Womeo and
tfreo to a Place of Safety.
Br Telegraph to the Moraine Star.
WAflHwaTON, March I6.-U1i.ed
Statea Minister Allen cabled the S;ai
Depaitment from 8eou, under 10 day's
date, tbat toe Cincinnati arrived
terday at Chemulpo with twentv-thrve
Americans from Chinampo. Ths m o
later announced that tbe miMionn3
In tbe neighborhood of Ping Ymr had
refused to send tbelr womeo and crni
dren aboard the Cincinnati, where tbey
could be taken to a place of aarty.
The 8tate Department haa made it
clear to the miaaionariea' repretenia
tlves la this country that In cuae of
actual war it cannot undertake to
employ tbe United Statea army and
navy in exprditlonainto tbe interior of
a country which is the scene nf w.r
If the mlssionatles remain, after a
nrooer warning, the TTnitsH nt.i..
government cannot remove tbem and
they must take their chaneea with mhor
Civilians. Commander Mason, of tbe
Cincinnati, notified the Navy De
partment to-day that be had taken itn
twenty three American refuana ..
IN THE PHILIPPINES.
laft's Explanations ss to
tioas la tbe Islands
By Telegraph to the Morning star.
WASHINGTON, March 16. Secretary
Taft continued hla explanation to be
House Committee on Insular Affairs
to-day as to conditions in the PciJip-
plnes. Particularly with referenen in
the neceasitV Of railroad hnildinir
Taking np first the question of
internal improvements in the
islands. ' Secretary Taft read a
cablegram from Governor Wrieht.
juggeating tbe $10,000,000 bo :d
issue for auch imnrovementa. In ihn
cablegram Governor Wright said that
io tbe last six months the cutoma re
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"While we hope that iv :s due to
temporary causes ' aair! Dnwrnnr
Wrifht. "at the limN linn a rift tint
feel safe In makinar in
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