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Bill Passed in the House of Rep
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YEAR. IN ADVANCE.
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 1899.
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BANK NOTE CIRCULATION.
One of tho schemes for' currency
reform recommended by the House
Committee on Banking, and -Currency
is thatthe National Banks be
permitted to issue notes' Jbo the full
par value of the bonds deposited by
tHem to , secure circulation instead of
dnly90 per cent, as now. There are
some differences of opinion in Wash
ington as to what the probable
.effect of this would be, which is thus
told by the Washington correspon
dent; of the New York Journal of
Commerce aha Commercial Bulletin,
a very careful and well informed
i.y . "Some of the advocates of the propo
sition: that circulation be raised to thet
par value of the bonds deposited as se
curity," anticipate a ivery material in-:
"crease in circulation if this "proyion1
can be enacted ' into 5iaml The
bond secured circulation on -'January
31st was $211,041,209. This
would be increased by about $23,000.-
000, without any new deposit of bonds,
,if all the banks promptly took . advan
tage pf authority to raise circulation
to par. as thy probably would do.
; The advocates oraisino; circulation to
par dn not believtHfaat the expansion
would stop at thisf point. They esti
mate that many millions of bonds
would be deposited by the banks to
secure new circulation If - the profit
were increased by the proposed in
v crease in the circulation allowed.
v This might he true of the bonds in the
hands of the banks which are not now
employed either for circulation or as
the guarantee of public deposits.
The amount of these increas
ed materially after the last bond issue
and stood oq December 1, 189STat $29,
. 224,090. If circulation were issued up
on all JLhese bonds, with the issues to
par upon those already deposited, there
would be an addition of about $53,0OO
.. jOOO to the bank-note circulation. It is
I a somewhat disputed question how
much beyond this the increase might
t go. The increased profit in circula
i tion would undoubtedly have some
'.effect in sending the banks 'into the
bond market as purchasers, but if
this effect were very marked it would
increase the price of the bonds
to an amount which would neu
tralize to some extent the j increased
profit upon circulation. It . vis be-
lived at the Treasury, moreover, that
a very large proportion of the bonds
which are not in the hands of the banks
are held inl trust funds and by per
manent investors, . and would notbe
drawn into the market by a marginal
increase of price. If the entire gia in
circulation, including the $52,000,000
already referred to, reached $100,00,
000, it would fulfil the expectations
of many conservative students of the.
subject . '
"An .increase of $100,000,000 in the
bank-note circulation would mate
rially ease the money market in case
" of pressure next autumn and perhaps
for two or three autumns. There is a
further, possible- source of increase in
.the bank-note circulation, but it is not
one which .would certainly add to the
-. currency in the hands of the public.
This source of increase is the $73,652,
420 in bonds owned by the banks but
deposited in the Treasury on January
31 as the guarantee of Treasury funds
which have been entrusted to the
. banks. These bonds might be largely
v used . as the basis of new circula
tion if they were released; but
their release would only occur in case
tthe Treasury should withdraw from
'the banks the sum of $88,844,458 in
w Government funds which was in their
hands on January 31. If the Treasury
balance were reduced by this amount
land the money put in general circula
tion, the bonds would afford the basis
for a net increase in the money in the
hands of the people. The public1 funds,:
however, . are already in the money
market by means of their deposit
with the - banks, and' their with
drawal from the : banks and dis
bursement by the Treasury would
noW increase the net circulation.
Locking them up in the Treasury
. for the purpose of releasing the bonds
would leave the money in circulation
no largerin amount than before. Only J
by a large reduction of the Treasury
balance by actual disbursements in ex
cess of receipts wOuld it be possible to
release the bonds with real benefits to
the money market. An increase of
$73,000,000 in the circulation in such
a case would be of material importance,
but all these combined possibilities of
. . increase would hardly meet the de-
. mands ofa growing volume of busi
ness for more than a few years. There is
no w no other method of increasing the
monetary supply except by gold pro
duction and gold imports, and a sudden
pressure for gold by means of high in
terest rates abroad would be offset by
. .' no responsive method qf 'increasing
the domestic circulation to fill the void
unless the banks bid high prices for
, - bonds. These resources for meeting
the momentary demands of the future
are not considered satisfactory by the
advocates of monetary legislation,
. whatever brief , period of ' time they
may cover, because they do not tend to
make the circulation in any way re
sponive to business demands except
under intense pressure.!'
cief, but we express the opinion of
some who are1 regarded as financiers
when we say that the National Bank
system whichsome call the best
system ever devised in this country,
18 tk mere makeshift, which was
originally intended as a makeshift,
to be only temporary, and which
must in the nature of things be
only "temporary, unless the original
plan be changed1 and some other
security than JJnited States bonds
be adopted as a basis of circulation.
Either that or a national debt, rep
resented by bonds, must be made
perpetual. But that would never
be even suggested, although some
may agree with the views of some
pf the English financiers when they
declare that "a national debt is a
national blessing." A national debt
which carries with it interest bear
ing obligation is not and cannot be
a national 'blessing, although it may
be so regarded by Athe gentlemen
who -hold-the obligations and draw
the interest, which the toiling "mil
lions are taxed to pay. If they are
the nation then it is a national bless
ing, otherwise not.
It is not a good system, because,
under it the basis for circulation
is speculative, fluctuates in value,
and can be controlled by syndicates
whose business it is to trade in bonds,
and these syndicates have their
headquarters in the money centers,
which thus control the currency , of
the country, control it in their own
interests and very of ten to the det
riment of the business interests and
to the interests of the country at
large. This is the reason why money
is plentiful in some sections of the
country (where these syndicates op
erate) and scarce in others, why it
commands only a very low rate of
interest in those sections and a very
High rate in others. - They let it out
at a low rate for a short time, where
they can call it in when they choose,
and a high rate when it goes out of
their-sight, and it cant't come in at
all, thus pursuing the very opposite
course of the money-lending institu
tions of Europe which when they
have trust funds, etc., to loan, offe
the borrower wh will take it f or a
long time special inducements irthe
low interest charges, v.;
- But if in all other respects, the
National Bank system met the x re
quirements, (which it does not)'
there is one serious and viial objec
tion to it and that is that under the
conditions which created it and have
since existed it is essentially sec
tional in effect if not so intended.
It cannot in the nature of things be
come an 'effective Bystem for the
West and the South, for the reason'
which we have stated. : namely, that
the United States bonds which form
the basis of note issues are controlled
by the ' money combines of the
country j which thus have a. mo
nopoly of the paper currency. The
South and the West can nave only
as many banks and as much bank
note currency as they are willing
that the South ; or' the West ' shall
have, and they will never let us
have enough to break the monopoly
which they hold.
The only hindrknce to their abso
lute monopoly now is the existence
of these $346,000,000 of green
backs' which they are .working to
have retired and replaced by their
own notes, which they may after
wards withdraw when they conclude
that it is their interest to, do so.
There is nothing to .prevent them
from doing this or from arbitrarily
(contracting or expanding their cir
culation regardless of how other
interests .or the business of the
country may be affected thereby.
That system, by whatevemame it
may be called, or however well man
aged it may be, or however secured
its notes may be, which makes one
section of the country dependent
npon anotner section ior tne cur
rency with which to "carry on its
business and develop its resources,
is radically defective and that kind
of a system the National Bank sys
tem is. The individual banks may
bo all right, and may render vain
able service to tne -communities m
which they are located, but the sys
tem as a national system is essen
DISEASE BREEDING CUBA.
When intervention by this coun
try in behalfJof Cuba was being
agitated one of the strong arguments
used in favor of intervention was
that as a matter of ' self-preservation
we should help to free Cuba from
Spanish rule so that a more en
lightened public policy might.be
established in that island, that it
might become modernized and some
attention be paid in the coast cities
to Banitary regulations that would
nrevent the incubation of fatal dis
eases, which were carried from them
to us and especially to the Southern
Beapoits,. with which there is con
siderable traffic. It id a fact that
nearly every epidemic of yellow
fever that has appeared in the South
has come from Cuba. This argu
ment no doubt had some effect in
Cuba is now free from Spanish
rule, but we are confronted by the
same danger, and will be even
more'sounless these Cuban' seaport
cities be thoroughly cleaned up and
I kept so. ..- Dr. Fowler, for some time
Chief Surgeon on General Lee'a
staff, but now a resident -of Brook
lyn, New York, writes about the
filthy condition of these. Cuban
cities, and .warns thia Govern
ment that Unless energetic efforts
bo made to improve them this,
country may expect to be visit
ed by an epidemic : of yellow
fever next Summer, 'for the fever is
there and is a permanent thing. The
Cubans, he says, are indifferent to it
for they . are immunes, and conse
quently they are indifferent to the
sanitary jtegulations that are neces
sary to prevent the disease. He,
therefore, insists that it is the duty
of th a Government, as a matter of
protection to its own people, to in
augurate and carry out. these sani
tary regulations in its own way, and
by Americans who understand what
they have to do. -
This man, who has been on the
ground and knows what he is talking
about, ia writing as a citizen of this
country in the interest of the people
of our coast btatea, who should not
be subjected to this great peril,
which can and should be averted!
Withthe greater intercourse which
we may expect between our own
and Ctfban ports this peril becomes
the greater. - i
WORKING IT FOR POLITICS.
We were told in the outstart of
the war witbr Spain that there was no
politics in it, and that was repeated
frequently during the progress of the
war, but there was politics in it all
the same, and the. Republican politi
cians and organs were quick to claim
the victory over Spain as a triumph
for their party.
Now, they are playing the vote on
the peace-' treaty for partisan pur
poses, and claiming the ratification
as a party triumph. The New York
Sun goes so far aM to print the
names of tne senators wno votea
against ratification under the head
ing, "Traitors!" calling attention to
the. fact that there were only five
Bepublicans amongst them, but fail
ing to mention the fact that there
were ten Democratic Senators among
the "patriots." Another rabid organ
congratulates the country on the
'consoling fact (from its stand
point), that two-thirds of the
Senate" is still ' "patriotic." :The
New York ' Tribune-J otrsthf
same line views the votes of the
Senators'" as voicing the people they
represent. If this be true then this
country is very far from being united
on the question of expansion, while
it was united on the war for Cuba.
If there be a division of sentiment
since isn't it the result of the change
of policy and the ignoring of the
pledges .made when the .war with
Spain began? If the advocates of
expansion nad been true to these
pledges and had not yielded to the
temptation to grab territory, which
was never thought of until we got
Spain under our feet, the American
people would now be as united as
they were when the war with Spain
began and wheri, the protocol for a
cessation of hostilities was agreed
A Republican contemporary te
rnaries that our spies are watching
Agoncillo and his spies are watch
ing our spies, and that we must
have spies to watch the " spies who
are watching our spies. This looks
like turning the thing into a regu
lar "I spy" play.
Hon. Dan Lamont is going to in
vest $10,000 in a picture of his friend
Grover. This evidence of appre
ciation of the boosts that Grover
gave Daniel ought to make Grover
smile and look his best when he
squares himself to the artist.
The President of the Chicago
University (richly endowed) .thinks
that no college with les3 than $100,?
000 endowment Bhould be allowed
to confer degrees. He wants to mo
nopolize that business out there.
Therer is an anti-cartoon bill be
fore the California Legislature. In
the estimation of some of the Solons
out there drawing cartoons of legis
lators is a good deal more reprehen
sible than drawing checks for them.
Cincinnati will issue $6,000,000
of bonds to build water-works.
There are a good many of the deni;
zens of that burg who would prefer
to see that sum invested in beer
As the Philippines do not belong
to the United States yet, and will
not until the Spanish Cortes ratifies
the treaty, how can the Filipinos
who dispute 'American sovereignty
The Dismal Swamp canal, which
connects Chesapeake bay with Albe
marle sound,. will be open for traffic
about March 1. It is twenty-two
miles long. ,
" A Pennsylvania man recently
coughed up alizard, which he thinks
he imbibed while on a hunt for some
thing else. He felt better after it,
and so did the lizard.
A Chicago man who lost his false
teeth recovered them by advertising.
This shows that (judicious advertis
ing will draw even teeth.
Porcfiase Money for C. P. and Y. V. De
posltedjn National Banks of Winston,
Wilmington, Charlotte, Raleigh. ;
' The investigation of claims against
the C. F. and Y. V. Railway Co., and
those against' Jno. Gill as receiver,
began before special master E. S. Mar
tin yesterday at 10 A. M., in the Uni
ted States Court room and will be con
tinued from day to day until all hate
been disposed of as provided by the or
der of the United States Circuit Court.
The interests of the C. F. and Y. V.
and receiver Gill are being represent
ed by Hon. G. M. Rose, of Fayette
ville and General Manager J. W, Fry
of the C. F, and Y. V. is also in at
tendance. " '
A great" variety of claims have, been
filed, among them claims for lost
goods, injury' to persons, disputed
freight bonuses and mileage ' adjust
ments. No estimate of the amount in
volved has yet been made.
Special Master E. S. Martin, who is
also, by order of the Court, a special
commissioner jointly - with Hon.
Clement Manly,, of Winston,- to
have the custody of the pur
chase money paid by the Atlantic
and Yadkin Railway Company for the
C. F. & Y. V, property and pay it out
after due process of . law to creditors,
told a member of the Stab -staff that
the purchase money, amounting to
$1,913,133.12, received by himself and
Mr. Manly, has all been deposited in
national banks of the State as per the
recent decree of the United States
Court. It is distributed as follows:
Winston banks, $501,500.00; Charlotte,
'$455,066.56; Raleigh, $455,066.56; Wil
mington, $501,500.00. The money de
posited in Wilmington is, Mr. Martin
says, about equally divided between
the Atlantic National" Bank and the
National Bank of Wilmington.
-Wilmington Negro Volunteers.
Twenty-eigJit of the negro soldiers,
of the Third Regiment of N. C. Vol
unteers," belonging to the Wilmington
Company, who were recently mustered
ont ' at Macon, Ga., arrived on a spe
cial train consisting of one passenger
coach and a caboose, over ,the Sea
board Air Line yesterday afternoon at
5:15o'crockr- left Raleigh
yesterday morning wESTabottt 60 on
board, but. all exeept those who
arrived here, stopped atSffiwf homes-
at various stations along the road.
They were very quiet and orderly
and CapL of Police Furlong and
Policeman Woebse, who met the
train, experienced no trouble with
TRUST IS NEXT.
Preliminary Steps Taken for an Organiza
tion Entire Output to be Controlled.
Washington Post. .
Norfolk, Va., Feb. 8. There is
very little doubt but that the entire
peanut output of the United States
will be in the hands of one heavily
capitalized concern in a short time.
Several abortive attempts nave been
made to form peanut trusts, but the
latest attempt- has taken tangible
form. There was a meeting in Nor
folk last night of .representatives of
Eastern capitalists, who have for some
time been endeavoring to form the
combination, -me peanut men are
reticent, and exactly what was done
isnot known. It is believed, how
ever, that the long-talked of combina
tion has been formed, and that practi
cally all the peanut cleaning estab
lishments in the United States have
agreed to enter the trust.
The probabilities are that the price
of peanuts will advance as soon as
the organization of the trust is com
pleted. Mr. W. E. Weatherly, for
merly of New York, who was largely
influential in forming the trust, com
pleted his work here yesterday after
noon and left last evening for Peters
burg for conference with peanut men
CAPE FEAR PILOTS' ASSOCIATION
Wilmington, N. C, Feb. 10. 1899.
Editor Stab. In .your issue of
February 9, 1899, . I notice in your re
port of the Seamen's Friend Society
the treasurer was authorized to pay
$500,00 on the mortage held by the
Pilots' Association and continue pay
ments until the debt is liquidated. , I.
wish to' say as secretary and treasurer
of the Cape Fear Pilots' Association,
it has no money loaned nor has it ever
had. 1 . . "S. F. Craig.
Capt Craig says that the fund to
which the Seamen's Friend Society is
indebted is a fund that is in the hands
of a board ofjrustees for the benefit of
needy pilots widows and orphans and
has been set aside for that purpose by
an act of the Legislature.
Fifty-one Years of Service.
The Fayetteville O&server of Thurs
day has the following to say of Daniel
Buxton, a well knowli: colored river
pilot, who makes frequent trips to
Wilmington : "He is seventy-ohe.yearl
old to-day and is in active service,
piloting the Hurt up this .morning on
her regular trip - from Wilmington.
For fifty-one years he has been run
ning on the Cape Fear and has made a
fine record 'for himself. He is, besides,
one of Fayette ville's best colored citi
FOR COAST DEFENCE.
The Fortifications Appropriation Bill as
Completed in the House.
By Telegraph to the Horning Star; .
- Washington, February 11. The
Fortifications appropriation bill was
completed to-day by the House Com
mittee on Appropriations. i.i carries
$4,744,798, as against estimates made
for this purpose of $12,151,898. The
bill carries' out the eeneral policy of
past Congresses in strengthening the
seacoast fortifications. -As explana
tory of the heavy reduction from the
estimates the report shows ihfe extent
of the emergency work accomplished
during the recent war. period, and .says
it carries wit we recommendation ol
the Endicotf board.
REV. DAVID MACRAE
OF DUNDEE, SCOTLAND.
Eminent Author and Lecturer Here Gather
- lag Data for Companion Book to
"Americans at Home."
Wilmington has ' a ' distinguished
visitor in the person of the Rev. David
Macrea, of Dundee, Scotland, who ar
rived in the city yesterday and is the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. James Sprunt
at their residence on Front street He
is well ; known ' throughout Great
Britain as well as in Europe and this
country as a successful author an
able preacher and as a brilliant and
Rev. Mr. Macrae was in Wilming
ton just thirty-one years ago as the
guest of the late Alexander Sprunt,
father of his present host, and is re
membered with especial pleasure by
many of the older citizens. He was
then making a tour of the United
States, and upon his return to Scot
land he wrote "Americans at Home,"
a book which has been widely read,
both in Great Britain and America.
The object Rev. Mr. Macrae first
had in making his present tour of the
States was the revision of "Americans
at Home,"; -but since, reaching this
continent and commencing his travel:
his conception of the marvelous
changes which have taken place since
the book was first published have' so
changed that he has determined to
.rather write a sequel or companion
volume, which will present the Amer
ican people of to-day as the eminent
author finds them.
In the forthcoming book the race
problem of the South will be treated,
with especial attention to the recent
trouble in tins State, of which Wil
mington was the storm centre. .
It will be of interest to state that
Rev. Mr. Macrae was a warm personal
friend of General Stonewall Jackson.
In fact, he ' has the coat which the
hero of the Confederacy wore when
he received his mortal' wound. It is
now in the Museum at Dundee, Scot
land. Strenuous efforts have been
made by the Daughters of the Con
federacy to get the coat for the Mu
seum at Richmond. However, Rev.
Mr. Macrae will not give it up, and
says that on the occasion of his recent
visit to the Confederate Museum, after
seeing what an extensive collection of
relics of Jackson they have, he advised
them tp jread the Bible story of "Na-
VjYneyard." He was . the guest
rs. Stonewall Jackson while in
During Rev. Mr,-Macra.Vfirst visit
to Wilmington he delivered two lec
tures, the proceeds Aof which were de
voted to the LadieakBenevClent Society.-
It ia very probable.that he will
be prevailed upon to lecture for some
one of the city's worthy organizations
during his preseuyisit.
Mr. JamesSprunt recalls that he
once overheard the late Dr. Wm. G.
Thomas -remark to his father, the late
Alexander Sprunt, thatSRev. "$L f.
Macrae was "the only man he ever
saw that could make his hearers laugh
by a simple wave of the hand."
He' brings with him very strong let
ters of introduction from a number of
eminent English statesmen and from
Mr. William T. Stead, of the Review of
Reviews' London office. His present
plans are to spend about two weeks
with Mr. Sprunt, after which he will
travel South and West. He expects
to return to Scotland during May or
Met Yesterday Afternoon and Selected
.Jurors for March Term of Court.
The Board of County Commis
sioners held a called session yesterday
afternoon, Col. Roger Moore .presi
ding, and Messrs. Alexander and
Barry being present
A number of the county's bills for
January were audited and ordered
paid and the following list of jurors
drawn to serve for the term of the
Circuit Criminal Court which con
venes in this city Monday, March 13th:
i J. H. Jones, T. B. Kingsbury, D.
W. Evans, E. W. Cooper, W. Henry
Hunter, Murphy Ward, W. S. Hug
gins, Jno. Albritton, H. Newmann,
F. W. Ortmann, D. C Price, Jno. T.
Howe, N. M. McEachern, J. R. Smith,
Julius T. Gordon, J. T. Harper, D. L.
Gore, Henry Ldetgen," A. M. Wilson,
J. M. Hard wick, Joseph McFarlan, C.
T. Loiter, C. W Davis, Joseph Ricks,
P. H. Walsh, A. D. Garrason, W. M.
Cumming, J. E. Merritt, J. T. Her
ring, F. P. Risley, Andrew Bldir, F.
B. LeGwinn, Joshua G. Wright, F.
H. Mitchell, Hector Green, L. South
erland. Cape Fear Freshet.- P
There was very little news from the
freshet up the Uape "Fear yesterday,
but parties who came down on the
belated Atlantic and Yadkin train last
mgnt, unofficially reported .that tne
igh water mark - had been reached.
The following is from Wednesday
afternoon's Fayetteville Observer:
"By to-morrow morning it is estimat
ed the high water mark will be reach
ed, about 54 feet, or 4 feet short of the
Populist fresh. This fresh has already
been .immortalized it is called the
Dispensary fresh. The Clarendon
bridge is in no danger as the drift,
though in great quantities, is not made
up of much heavy timber."
Merchants Can Talk Right. .
The Raleigh News and Observer of
"Three very fine speeches were made
before the Finance Committee yester
day morning in favor of the repeal of
the Merchants' Purchase Tax by Mr.
Charles H. Ireland, pf Greensboro;
Mr. J. C. Stevenson, of Wilmington,
and Mr. W. A. Slater, of Durham.
They presented their claims with great
clearness and showed that merchants
know how, to argue their cause with as
much'astuteness aa lawyera.'j ,v
HON. CPAS. M, STEDMAN.
Makes aa Able and Conciliatory Speech
- In Raleigh on the Dispensary
Before the Committee on Proposi
tions and Grievances of the House of
Representatives, Hon. Chas. M. Sted
man, appeared, Thursday,' one of the
counsel for the people of Greensboro
who are opposed to a whiskey dispen
sary for that town. Of his efforts the
News and Obseiger says : j
Major Stedman's speech was able
and conciliatory. He viewed the
question as dangerous to the Democrat
ic party of this State.' He was4 not ad
vised as to the merits or demerits of
a dispensary. Opinion was divided.
But he thought that with three distil
leries near " Greensboro a dispensary
would be hurtful. There were no
better men in the State than those who
were present to advocate a dispensary.
But equally good men opposed it.
Nearly all the men of Greensboro
whom he met were opposed to a dis
pensary .unless it was to be voted on
by the people. It was hard for any man
to refuse to sign a petition presented
by his pastor when, toldft was for the
moral good of the community. To
talk of petitions was like picking up
pebbles at the foot of the pyramids. It
was the principles of the party not
petitions that should be considered.
To pass a sumptuary law without sub
mitting it to a vote of the people was
abhorrent to every principle of the
Democratic party. It was abhorrent
to the genius of the American Repub;
lie. It could not be kept out of poli
tics. - To adopt such a principle would
defeat the Democratic party in North
Carolina by 100,000 votes. iHe had
never lived in a town where there was
so little drunkenness. The town was
moral, sober and prosperous.
If it was assumed that the i fight of
the Democratic party was finished, a
mistake was made No decent man
opposed morality. ' But a sumptuary
law should be left to a majority of the
He declared that to report ' the bill
favorably was contrary to Section 3,111
of the Code which reauired notice to
be posted for thirty days before appli
cation could be made for the passage of
any law affecting an entire i commu
nity. Such notice had not been given.
The section of the Code could be re-
fiealed but not by an illegal act. If
egal, then it was against Democratic
policy. j -,
DEATH OF SAMUEL A.
' . . '
Occurred Suddenly Last Night
Neuralgia of the Heart.'
Mr. Samuel A. Swain, who is well
and favorably known in Wilmington,
died suddenly last night about 6.30
o'clock at his home on Third street,
between Queen and Wooster; aged
about 50 years.
.Mr. Swain for about three years has
been 'employed by Messrs. Paterson,
Downing & Co., as foreman! -of their
turpentine yard on thewest side of
the river, and while returning through
the city from his work yesterday he
complained of feeling ill and stopped
at a drjig store for medicine. After
procuring the medicine he went im
mediately to his home, and before a
physician could reach hinf he died of
neuralgia tf the heart."
The deceased leaves alptfe and three
children, who have the sympathy of
many friends and acquamtanjees in the
loss they have suffered.,. He was an
honored and valuable . member of
Clarendon Lodge K. of P.,, and" Mr.
Nash, manager of Messrs: Paterson,
Downing & Co.'s business here, said
last night that he was one "of the' most
efficient men he had ever had in his
service.? He came to Wilmington
about twenty years ago from Bruns
wick county and at different times has
held positions of trust "and responsibil
ity with Messrs. Worth & Worth,
Woody & Currie and other1; firms in
the city. i
The funeral and interment; will take
Cotton and" Naval Stores. ' j
The following receipts of cotton and
naval stores were posted at' the Pro
duce Exchange yesterday:
Week ending Feb 10th, 1899 Cot
ton 2,099 bales, spirits 221 casks, rosin
4,405 barrels, tar 2,702 bnrrels, crude
175 barrels. .1
Week ending Feb. 10th, 1898 Cot
ton 5,037 bales, spirits 775 casks, rosin
3,231 barrels, tar 3,002 barrels, crude
143 barrels, -
The receipts for the crop year up to
the present time and for the 'corres
ponding time last year areas follows:
1899 Cotton 283,678 bales, spirits
27,144 casks, rosin 149,933 barrels, tar
62,154 barrels, crude 10,548 barrels.
1898 Cotton 294,053 bales, spirits
33,584 casks, rosin 142,800 barrels, tar
55,251 barrels, crude 9.883 barrels.
Gen. Qarcia in Ha-
Funeral of the Late
vana Cubans Withdraw From
By Cable to the Morning Star. v
Havana, Feb. 1L The late General
Calixto Garcia was buried to-day with
out the presence of a single uniformed
comrade in arms. Immense throngs
of his compatriots paid honor to his
memory, -wondering as I the long
procession denied through " the
streets of Havana, where the Cuban
soldiers were.. The towns people learned
after the funeral that the Cuban gen
erals had had a dispute with Governor
General Brooke's stair over: the ques
tion of precedence, and had withdrawn
in anger, ordering 150 other officers
and 200 privates out of the lanes. The
members of the Cuban i Assembly
also withdrew, and it is understood
that two of the members of General
Brooke's advisory council, Senor
Lanuza. and Senor Domingo M.
Capote, secretary of the government,
took the view held by the Cuban gen
erals and fejtired from the3 . procession.
The unfortunatejrffair is the talk of
the entire city. ? f
The twenty-second ballot for United
States Senator by the Pennsylvania
Lepislatura reanlted as follows i Ouav.
17; Jenks, 4; Dalzell, 1. No quorumv
IN THE SENATE.
McEneiy's ResolutionsMo De
clare a Policy As to the'
; - ' : .' -
SENATORS VEST AND MASON.
BUI to Reimburse Governors of States for
Expenses Incurred In Mustering in
Volunteer Troops Passed Pro
ceedings In the House. '
By Telegraph to the Morning star.
Washington, February 11. After a
spirited debate of more than two hours
this afternoon, a unanimous consent
agreement was made by the Senate to
vote upon the resolutions of Senator
McEnery; Democrat, of Louisiana,
declaratory of a policy of the United
States as to the Philippine islands, at
2 30 o'clock next Tuesday afternoon.
The request for this agreement-was
made by Senator Mason, Democrat, of
Illinois, after what seemed the conclu
sion of the debate I upon the ques
tion, and after several Senators who
were known to be opposed to any ac
tion on the resolution temporarily had
left the chamber. Upon their return
to the chamber they learned what had
happened in their: absence, and later in
the afternoon Senator Hawley, Repub
lican, of Connecticut, gave notice that
at the proper time he would endeavor
to have the agreement vacated.
Consideration of the Legislative, Ex
ecutive and Judicial appropriation bill
Was concluded and the bill was passed
just before adjournment. .
Senator Vest's Speech.
During the debate upon the McEnery
resolutions, .Senator Vest, of Missouri,
said: 4 . L o
"What can be a broader farce than
the passage of these resolutions when
we already have declared our policy
at the mouth of cannon, amid the
rattle of musketry, i and in shooting
our doctrines into the people of the
He declared that (when the treaty
was ratified it followed logically that
the Fdipinos would! be coerced. He
said that every one of the opponents
of the treaty knew that he would be
denounced as a traitor or be placed.
as the Senator from Montana (Carter)
had put it, dangerously near the line of
gave notice that he meant to continue
his warfare in the interest of the re
solution and he would stay here until
the snow should fly next December if
necessary to get the resolution adopt
ed. It was, he said, more necessary to
adopt these resolutions than to take
money from the j treasury as pro
posed , in the appropriation bills.
He continued by saying that in
the Philippines we are now fighting
our allies, The moment the jingle
-of gold had been heard in connection
with the Paris conference and when
we had descended from the high pe
destal of independence, the trouble
began and the people commenced
their revolt against the treaty. In
Cuba we were still contending, for
liberty and peace reigns; in the Phil
ippines the reverse is true, and there
hell is found.' He asserted that the
United States had been the aggressor
in the Manila conflict by trampling
upon the rights of the Filipinos. They
had sought every means of securing a
peaceful settlement and we had kicked
them out. When Aguinaldo had
asked the poor privilege of a confer
ence our commander had I refused,
without knowing what he had to offer.
His request had been ignored and we
had. gone on burning his village's and
shooting his people luce dogs, a la
Weyier. Senator Mason gave delib
erate notice of a filibuster, saying he
would speak each day until the reso
lutions were acted upon. "
Senator - Mason then entered upon
the contention that the United States
were rapidly becoming a 'puppet of
Great Britain, and he read a poem en
titled "The Lion's Whelp," which he
said illustrated the relationship, the
following lines from which illustrates
its spirit; I
"I know- thee, now my lion's whelp;
It could be none but thee."
This country was even growing
more cruel than England, and cruel
not to our enemies alone, but to our
own people. He heard it said that
the Filipinos could be conquered
with the loss of only 3,000 or 4,000
lives. According I to his way of
thinking, one American life was worth
more than those of all the -natives on
the islands. How many Senators had
gone there! or have all the Senatorial
appointees retired before the approach
of danger? ) l
"If you would only show me where
we could steal something," he ex
claimed jocosely, "I might excuse the
proceeding on the ground of high
statesmanship; but I fail to see where
we are to get any return for our out
lay." ! -
The whole matter .looked to him
like murder and a travesty upon our
professed following of the lowly Naza
rene. . i
A bill to amend an Act entitled "An
Act to reimburse the Governors of
States and territories for expenses in
curred by them in aiding tjjLe United
States to raise and organize ind supply
and equip the volunteer- army of the
United States in the existing war with
SpabV' was passed.'
The Senate at 5 :45 P. M. adjourned.
' House of Representatives.
The memory of the late Representa
tive Dingley was s fittingly eulogized
in the House of Representatives to-day
by tnose wno nan been cioseiy associ
ated with him. The early part of the
day was given to some minor routine
work, and the eulogies, whiih were a
special order, had the balance of the
day. v The tributes came from both
sides of the House,! and expressed a
hearlfulness of personal regard, as well
as admiration for the scholarly quali
ties of Mr. Dingley. -
At the conclusion of the eulogies on
Mr. Dingley and as a further mark of
respect, the House at 5:45 P. ad
journed. ; i
Representative j Wheeler of Ala
bama, better known as Major General
Wheeler, introduced a joint resolution
proposing the thanks of Congress and
the.Ameiican people to Major General
El well S. Otis and the officers and
men of his command for their gallant
and successful action at Manila on the
4th and 5 th of February. ' ',:
Secretary Long has sent to the Sen
ate an exhaustive report in reply to
the resolution calling upon the Navy
Department for. all records in its' pos
session upon which the nominations
of Admirals Sampson and Schley, to
their present grades we:
Forbids Payment of Any Bill, Account or
Salary Except 6a Written JJrder of
New executive Board Resolu
Won to Impeach Norwood.
. Special Star Telegram. " v
Raleigh, N. C., February 1L Ay ' 7 . ;
bill was introduced in the. House this X ;
morning and passed, forbidding the
State Treasurer "to pay any bill or ao- -
count for the penitentiary until or- -dered
to do so by the new executive '
board, in writing. That it shall be the
duty of the executive board to issue to
all officers of the State prison, and all - ' .
employes of the prison, at farms,
prisons, or in any other places, a writ
ten order, for the salary, per diem,
mileage or other amount dne such
officer 04: employe, and it shall be un
lawful for the State Treasurer-to pay
such officer or'eraploye any money on ; ? "
account of such salary, per diem,
mileage or other account, except upon
the written order of the board. " The
billiurther provides, JTr-at it shall be
unlawful ; for any officer, agent, em
ploye, or iother person to sell or dis
pose of a crop, of any kind, or any , .
other property whatsoever, belong-'
ing to the State's prison, except -,upon
the written order of .the execu
tive board. Any person violating any
section or provision of this act, shall be -guilty
of misdemeanor, and upon con- ,: J
viction thereof shall be fined not less; - ; -
than $100 and imprisoned not less than
three months." ' .'
This is a war measure, intended to" -bring
Capt. Day to terms. The execu
tive board of the penitentiary consists ' A
of E. L. Gravis, W. O. Newland and
W. H. Osborne.- ,
A) resolution introduced . by Mr. ' -Holman;
chairman f of the' Finance ;
Committee, was adopted, providing
that all bills which have passed the '
House, carrying appropriations, be
held up in the Senate until it could be .
seen what they all amount to. ' Holman
stated that this was intended to' in
clude all appropriation bills,: so that
theyxan be passed upon by the special
Committee on Appropriations.
The Insurance bill was. made the
special order for next Tuesday at noon,
and was ordered printed. x- ; . 1
In? the Senate.
The Senate met at 10 -o'clock. Bills
were introduced : To enable' counties -'
to levy a special tax and fund indebt- -
edness; to instruct the Secretary of
State to exchange Supreme Court Re
ports with the President of Hawaii ; . 1
to appropriate $500 to the North Caro
lina rolling exposition car; to repeal
the February term of the Circui Court .
The following bills passed a third 1
reading: j -
To authorize Durham to issue school
bonds. . . '
j To allow Tyrell to levy a special
tax. ; . . ' ' . :r
To incorporate the North and South '
' To create a graded school in Kin- -ston.
To incorporate the Presbyterian Fe-N
male College, Mecklenburg.
For the relief of blind ex-Confederate
soldiers. - , ' :
To establish a dispensary at Madison. , .
To restore white government in the
counties of North Carolina. "
To appoint a joint committee on
justices., c ' !
To change ' the .boundary line be
tween Nash and Alleghany. L
To appoint additional justices of the
peace for Craven., ,.
Senators Hicks and Mason were ap
pointed from the Senate as members . .
of the joint Committee on Justices of . ,
the Peace. " .
The bill. to increase the number of '
commissioners for the county of
Northampton passed final reading. "
Bills were introduced as follows: t
By Patterson of Robeson : To amend
the charter of Red Springs Seminary ; ,
to extend time of organization of the ' '
Bank of Maxton. ,
, By Winston: To add Northampton
Lcounty to the Eastern Circuit Court. ' 4
By James: To drain Angola creek, ; '
Pender opunty, and protect oysters in . .
Topsail township. . , ';
, By Garrett: To abolish office of farm-
er's J institutes, now held by D. Ried 1
Parker . f
By CuTrie of MooreEpcCgja j
Manly and Pine Bluff' and amend the ' '
charters of the same.
By Sugg: To give Greene county .
better government " -
By Nicholson of- Perquimans: To ;H
provide an elevator for the capitoL
By Brown of Johnston: To amend v v
Clayton's charter. 4
-By Boushall: To incorporate the ,
Methodist Orphange ; to prescribe the
manner in which new -certificates of
. stock shall lie issued in the place of .
lost ones. J' . -' ;' ''"''. --S
By Allen, of Wayne: To incorpo '' ;
rate the Commercial and Savings Bank "
of Goldsboro: to amend Section 8336 of
the Code, regarding applications for, . -pardons;
to amend Chapter 122, Acta ' F (
1897. regarding the A. & N. C. R. R. J!
The resolution of the Judiciary Com-,
xnittee recommending the impeach-;
ment of Judge Norwood, was passed,
by a vote of 62.to 31. The committee
appointed to present the case at the bar
of the Senate 4s composed of Allen,
J TO 1
Vraiire anu iouaueo. 7.
Stanly Enterprise: The Tex
tile Excelsior says the first develop
ment of thewater power on the Yad
kin is to be a 60-foot dam, .with wheel
house, turbines, etc., to cost over
A. via vi . . : 1 r
Wilson - frews: This Friday
morning tiie report came; to Wilson ,
that a white man had been found dead
on the Finch mill road, about two :
miles from town. Upon, investigation
it was discovered that -his nan was
"Mink" Barnes, and that he left tne
home of a relative a little ways aboye
the place where he was found dead, .
about 8 30 o'clock this morning.
supposed that the deceased came to
his death from heart failure.