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Editor and Proprietor.
WILMINGTON, N. C. r
HYPOCRISY AND -IK PIETY- .
There was honor and glory in : the
war for Cuba: it was a war for lib
erty and for humanity. There -was
honor in the motive that inspired it,
and , there was glory in the
'ai i i. .3
liancy with which it was carried on.
It was something to be proud of,
uutu iu ilb iuuchuu auu iuim exe
cution. Butther&is no honor, no
glory In the war in the Philippines,
in which we are fighting against the
things we fought for in Cuba, and
are butchering the men who a
few 'months ago were our friends
and ftllioa and fnndlv hfilievfid that
they were lighting ior wnat, tne
Cubans wob, and that we were help
ing them win it, as we had invited
and encouraged them to take up
arms to fight ior it. . We are not
"only turning our guns against them,
Jmt we are destroying their homes
and with them killing their women
and childtejTwhO fall victims to the
destroying projectiles that our belch
ing guns hurl upon them.
Is this the" way to discharge the
"sacred trust" confided to us? Is
WUV J i. I wuvu mv
savages and to teach them the art
of self-government? Is this the. way
to teach them to love the "ereat re-
- public across the sea" that Agui
' naldo used to ,tell his people had
sent its ship3 and men to break the
shackles that Spain had ptft upon
them? And yet the leading expan
sionists; have the effrontery to say
cnai tnis is a rcrust connaea 10 ua
'by Providence for the civilization
iud elevation of those benighted
people. What hypocrisy, little
- 3hortof blasphemy, to bring in the
name of the Diety in- defence of
such monstrous atrocity. They de
liberately planned a scheme which
- they were fully assured would re
sult in war if carried but, and yet
to possess the . lands of those- confid
ing people they carried it out and
called everybody "who refused to
endorse it traitors to their country,
: and when the war and Ithe blood
shed came they tried -to 'throw the
responsibility on the! "misguided
Filipinos," as Mr. Mcfeinley called
' them in his Boston speech, and upon
God, whose work our destroying
- armies and ships are doing.
We condemned the barbarity and
cruelty of the Spaniards in Cuba,
but they never slew tHe ' Cubans as
wehave slain the Filipinos, who
were our trusting friends and allies
a few short months ago. When the
Spaniards discovered new lands
they made .war on the inhabi
tants who refused -id welcome them
and acknowledge allegiance to Spain,
. and slew them. . The Spaniards car
ried tile cross with them and planted
it where their armies went, and they
named the colonies they established
and the cities they founded after
the saints, and right in '.the sight of
the crosses thev planted they slew
the natives who refused obedience to
. Four hundred years later we go
among some of the same people the
Spanish subjugated and with the
starry symbol of freedom flying, un
der that stairry symbol shoot" them
down for Aspiring to the freedom
we encouraged them to strike for;
and yet. the world is very much
more enlightened now", than it was
when Spain went otrt as a discoverer,
conqueror and Christianize?' fow
hundred years ago, and the aspira
tions of the peoples of the earth for.
freedom are greater .now than they
Senator Mason, of Illinois, is a
Kepublican. He -was one of the
most enthusiastic advocates of the
war for Cuba and one of its most ar
dent supporters after it was inaugu-
iMju. jjuu iie uppuseu expansion,
opposed a violation of our' plighted
V pledge and was blacklisted as a
'traitor,'? but all that didn't pro
vent him from Renouncing the in -
famy like an American who has
convictions and the courage to ex
press them in language plain enough
to be understood by all. , In a speech
in the Senate he thus arraigns the
hypocrisy and the blasphemy that
plead duty as a defence for violation
6f pledges and the murder of the
"We haye shifted the scene of ac
tion from war with Spain to war
.. against the insurgents, who never did
us any harm. Gentlemen say the
Filipinos declared war. I say, as a
lawyer, that the declaration and the
casus belli came from us. When the
rebel chief, as you call him, asked for
the poor privilege of a conference,
to make, you refused even to hear his
voice, to hear his prayer, and you con
tinue to burn his villages; and yet in
this Chamber we condemn the actions
of Weyler along-the same lines ! You
do not have to shoot the first gun to
declare, war. , You do not have to
strike me to make me strike you."
el. iew aays ago gentlemen belit
tledjhe Filipinos and said they were
mere children they have not' the
mental or moral capacity to govern
themselves; they are half men and
half -devil, half . children and half
brute and yet those very distin
guished gentlemen who so belittled
them and put them on a, lower plane
are the gentlemen who boast the
loudest of our bravery when we shoot
them like dogs and burn their build
ings a la Weyler 1"
. "We have imitated England in all
of her past cruelty to her colonists.
England never was guilty of more
cruelty. We are not defending bur
land now. Our declarations of war
caine when?, we sent our men there
within the last few weeks, against the
protest of the natives and without giv
inff them a hearing. You are not wait
ing in Manila. You are extending
your lines and burning towns. -The
villages you burned yesterday were
not mentioned in the protocol, and the
treaty is not signed. , The treaty is not
complete- We are taking revenge
upon these pobr, weak children of the
forest. England irr her palmy days
was never more cruel."
"Distinguish and pious gentlemen
say, 'God put them in Our hands; it is
destiny !' The Lord ! There was never
a tyrant who cut off heads who - did
nbtcharge it to the Lord. All crimes
aye laid at that door. We profess to be
a (christian nation and we ha-e con
ducted our afiairs with a weak, childish
people in such a way that we are kil
ling them hands down, and we say we
must do it for their good. If you were
honest about it. erehtlemen, and could
show me where you could steal some
thing for your country, 'I could
excuse it on the . ground of high (?)
statesmanship, but there is not a dollar
in it for your country or for your.
States.' It is murder."
lf-Mr. Mason was a Democrat this
might be attributed to partisanship,
but MrJ Mason is a Republican" and
shows the . sincerity - of his -convictions
by thus boldly arraigning the
leaders of his ' own party for their
faithless breach of trust and their
monstrbusi war. on the. people who
confided in them and put their des
tinies temporarily in their hands.
He does not arraign the American
soldier, who is himself a victim of
this breach of trust and cruel war,
for the soldier5 Bimply obeys orders
and perils his his own life to carry
out an infamous policy to which he
was not a party. He itner shoots
in self-defence .or shoots as he is
commanded to. It'' is not he who
makes the war, but the men who
makejwar policies, and hypocritically
claim to be inspired by benevolence
when they slaughter.
THE ISLE OF PINES.
" It was not discovered until quite
recently that the Isle of Pines, on
the coast of Cuba, belongs to the
.United States, but it is claimed that
it i3 included in the "other island"
clause of the Paris' treaty. The fol
lowing in reference to this, which
we clip from the Atlanta Constitu
tion, is interesting, and shows that
the commissioners who fixed up that
treaty had an eye to business:
"That we do own it, is due to the
wily work of our peace commission in
Paris. That little clause in the treaty
providing that 'Spain cedes to the
'United States the island of Porto Rico,
and other islands now under Spanish
sovereignty in the West Indies," gave
us the Isle of Pines, free from any en
cumbrance with Cubar and to-be held
in the same permanent manner as we
now hold Porto Rico. The. island
boasts 1214 square miles of territory.
It is mountainous in some parts, but
capable of a high state of. cultivation
and its climate is most salubrious. In
fact, so beneficial is this feature con
sidered that the government has under
advisement a plan to establish a na
tional sanitarium there.
"But what is more important, and
has attracted vastly more attention, is
the fact that-it commands the entrance
of the proposed Nicaragua canal in
about the same manner as does Key
West the stretch of water between
Florida and Havana. It is known to
have many accessible ports, and there
is ho doubt that it will serve admirably
as a base of naval and military sup
plies when this stupendous en
terprise shall have been made
a matter of fact There was
much rejoicing when the United States
obtained sovereignty over Porto Rico,
for the reason that it furnished an ex
cellent key to- the projected route of
the canal, but the Isle of Pines is
several hundred miles nearer, and its
natural position is immensely, more
advantageous than that offered by
Porto Rico. -
"Since there can be little doubt that
we are to have the canal it is a matter
of universal congratulation that we
have such a valuable accessory as the
Isle of Pines."" -
This island is about fifty miles
south of Havana, and is said to be
rich in minerals silver, quicksilver,
sulphur, iron, .and a great variety of
marble. The forests bear valuable
timber, such as mahogany, cedar,
&c, and the valleys are very fertile.
The principal products are tobacco
and tropical fruits. The island has
always been regarded as belonging
to iupa, ana the Uubans may object
to this "wily work" of our-peace
commission. But in view of the lift
we gave them in the day of their
need they may fait object to surren
dering to us ' this little patch of
ground without grumbling.
AMERICANS DON'T SHOW UP.
Consul-General Stowe writes to
the State Department from South
1 Africa, concerning an industrial ex-
positions -progress at Grahams-
town, and the poor exhibits made by
Americans compared with exhibi
tors from other countries. He
enumerates a long list of manufac
tures, in most of which our manu
facturers excel, but few of which are
shown from this country and in all
of which the exhibits are laregly ex
ceeded by English. German and
other exhibitors, notwithstanding
the fact that we export a great
many of these things. to that market.
"What the reason for this is we do
not know, or whether there is any
reason, but the consul regards it as
an exhibition of a lack of American
enterprise, which shows up better
in little novelties and catch-penny
devices than in the morevaluable
and substantial articles. Incident
ally he mentions the fact that they
have some process of preserving
meats, fish, eggs, etc., which we
have not struck upon in this coun
try, to which he refers as follows:
"Fruits, as well as meat fish, etc.,
are being preserved in an antiseptic
fluid which is colorless, odorless and
tasteless. In this tropical country,
where fruits must be kept sweet until
preserved with sugar, this prepara
tion is necessary. . I saw a piece of
meat that had been simply washed
with the fluid which, was sweet three
days after being killed, while the bal
ance of the animal had to be eaten
the day it was killed.
ri saw nan and fruit of all kinds
immersed in open jars, unsealed, that
had been there for months, and were
as sweet and plump as the day they
were caught or picxed. 'Iu preparing
eeza the following solution is used:
Une ounce Ol louawa ui ;aiwm vr..v
gallon of water. The eggs are dipped
in the solution and allowed to dry;
but they show no coating or discolora.
tion and can be kept sWeetfor six
months, and, if placed in lime and salt
of equarproportions, can do jeep oyer
a year, l mention mis preservative
for eegs as it may beneht shippers ot
the United States."-: . ; ;
If our meat packers had caught
onj to this, they might have dis
pensed with . the "embalming" pro
cess with the beef sent to the soldiers
during the late fracas with Spain.
About twenty years ago it was
claimed in this country that a simi
lar fluid had been invented, "color
less, odorless and tasteless," which
would preserve anything eatable
fresh for an indefinite time but when
subjected to the crucial tests it failed,
and was abandoned.
STRAIGHT TESTIMONY. .
The testimony so far given before
the Court of Inquiry concerning the
beef furnished the soldiers in- Cuba
and Porto Kico, - is straight and
without effort to color one way .or
the other. It supports the charge-
that there was general complaint as
to the canned roast heef, but puts
the refrigerated bee in better odor,
for it seems that ihii was in pretty
good condition on delivery,' but
could not long stand the tropical
heat to' which it wa3 exposed. This
supports the view thafrwe took of
it yeste day when we said that con
sidering the' distance of transporta
tion, the changes from cars to ships
and the warmth of the weather
when the beef was delivered it was
not at-all remarkable that much of
it became unfit for use.
If this fact had been recognized
and dealt with simply as a fact,
without letting anger and personal
animosity enter into the discussion,
there would have been no occasion
for discussion, nor for these two in
vestigations to discover whether the
beef was bad, or how bad. Consid
enng the1 circumstances under which
the invasion of Cuba was made nd
the necessity for prompt and speedy
action after landing, the condition
of the codntry and the roads, and
the lack of facilities for transporting
supplies, due allowance i would be
made for even spoiled beef. But the
men who contracted for the beef
didn't do that; they got angry, tried.
to make it appear that the bad beef
was good, played the fool and stirred
up a stench that was worse than the
Btench of the rotten beef.
Luther C. Tibbets, of California,
who first propagated the seedless
orange in this countyhas just died
in poverty. This orange was found
growing wild in Brazil, and he suc
ceeded in cultivating three slips
which were Bent him bv the U. Si
Department Of , Agriculture, which
had failed in efforts to grow them.
If Mr. Tibbets' foresight had been
as good as his hindsight he would not
have let slip this opportunity to
rake in some cash by selling slips of
A Kentucky man built himself
the largest shot gun in the country,
with barrels six feet long, four
inches in diameter and something
over an inch, inside. But it tore
the duck all to pieces, and as it
weighs 135 pounds' he found he
would have to rig it up as anillery,
so he doesn't use it often.
A Galesburg, 111., lawyer has been
arrested on "a" charge of having ap
propriated to his own use part of a
rind entrusted to him to defeat
anti-license at the polls. Thev
ought to consider themselves lucky
that he didn't appropriate all of it.
There is a factory in Kokoma, Ind.,
where butter is made from peanuts.
It is said to be a good article to eat,-
and is in demand, as it keeps better
than other butter. Here is a chance
for a new industry in the jJeanut belt.
oome malicious. Frenchman has
invented a duplex piano, on which
two persons can play tunes, of their
own -at the same time. He must
have, had neighbors he didn't like.
It is proposed in Illinois to hang
burglars. We hang 'em sometimes
in this State, when we catch 'em,
but those that are not hanged go on
burglarizing, all the same. -
mi , t
xne peopie oi ionaon consume
annually 275,000,000 gallons of
water' and 153,000,000 gallons of
ale. lit is not stated that they
drink all this water. -
Anj agricultural paper figures up
75,000,-000 horses in the world and
only 9,000,000 mules and' asses. But
this doesn't include the biped asses.
. .Defcf ne Cannot Be Cured
by local applications as thevcanm
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deaf
ness, and that is by constitutional
remedies. .Deafness is caused by an
inflamed condition of the mucous lin
ing of the Eustachian Tube. When
this tube is inflamed you have a rum
bling sound or imperfect hearing, and
when it is entirely closed, Deafness is
the result and unlessthe inflamma
tion can be taken but and this tube re
stored to its normal condition, hearing
wm wj uesixuyeu iorever: nine cases
it oi ten are caused by Catarrh, which
nothing but an inflamed condition
of the mucous surfaces, n
We will g jte One Hundred Dollars
for any case of Deafness (caused by
catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's
uatarrnAJure. ssena ior circulars, free.
jj-. juujunjux uu.. Toledo, O.
Ball's Family Pills are the best,
SCHOOL OBSERVANCE 0
WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY. Beautort7.. Tho 6horeB
'. x ' , are lined with mnlletts that froze to
Wilmington High-School Celebration In-.' death during the arly part of the
terestios Programme of Jhiss Alder- week and drifted there later ;
' , L . o i i Raleigh Post: Cora Hicks a
man's School -Entertainments. :rorlgabout 13- years old, is' in
! jail in Durham upon the charge of
Oao of the most notable school ob ; committing almost inhuman crime.
yesterday was that at the Wilmington
High School, given under the auspices
of the Senior Clas3. " It was held in the
chapel immediately after the regular
opening exercises. The- chapel was
quite appropriately decorated. There
were flags draped about the alcove
back of the rostrum, also around the
piano and elsewhere. A splendid por
trait of Wash>on was; also conspic
uously placed .''
The first feature of the programme
was the rendering of "America" by
the whole school. Miss Bessie , Burtt
read with pleasing effect "Facts about
Washinsrton." . Miss Mary McQirt
rendered an instrumental solo. Miss
Annie Morton read in an "admirable
manner an appropriate poem Which
was followed by an instrumental
solo by Miss Ethel Barnes. The ' pro
gramme was concluded with a stirring
rendition of "Mt. Vernon Bell,s" by.
the senior class, the whole school
joining in the chorus.
Miss Alderman's school also ob
served the day quite creditably. The
room was prettily decorated. There
were no end of flags, and also a num
ber of appropriate pictures, among
them Mt Vernon, and George and
Martha Washington. Also one rep
resenting Washington taking com
mand of the army. -
There was music "Geography Song"
by; the whole school, after which "The
Flag Play" was admirably presented
by Misses Anna Grant, Sallie Carney.
Lucile Kingsbury, . Laura Carpenter,
Mamie Parker and Lillie May Bisset
Miss Fannie Dyer Holden read an
appropriate selection, followed by a
composition entitled "The Boyhood of
Washington," written and read by
Miss Ella Jacobs. The whole school
joined in" singing "Mt Vernon Bells."
"The Story of the Hatchet" was re
cited by Miss Beck Love Johnson. ,
"Washington as a Soldierjwas an
interesting composition by Lawrence
VonGlahn. There was another musi
cal selection by the school, followed by
an admirably rendered dialogue, "The
Life of Washington." The partici
pants were Miss Ray Sneed, Miss Elise
Emerson, Miss Mary Eve Carpenter,
Miss Belle Heyer, Miss Bessie Richards
Miss Eleanor Gilchrist and Masters
Richard Grant Joe Jacobs, Willie
VonGlahn and Walter Renson.
Master Merrill-Blair rendered as a
declamation, "I'm the Little Red
Stamp." Miss Florrie Grant read a
composition on "Washington at Val
ley Forge." Fenner Gay lord concluded
the exercises with a creditable render
ing of "LaFayette, the Friend of
At Lumber Bridge, Robeson -County.
Hon. Jno. D. Bellamy received, no
tice yesterday that depositions in the
contested congressional election case
would also be taken by contestant
Dockery at Lumber Bridge, Robeson
county J March 2nd, beginning at 10
o'clock A. M., in the office of S. J. Mc
Leod by J. D. Jowers, a Notary Public
ofMaxton. The summons gives no
tice that twelve witnesses will be ex
amined, five of whom are from Lum
ber Bridge and the remaining number
from places adjacent B. F. McLean,
Esq. of Maxton, is named as Dockery's
NORTHSTATE IMPROVEMENT CO,
i ' Charlotte Observer.'
Winston, N. C.,1 Feb. J.
W. Fries, receiver, has filed his report
with the court in session here in the
case entitled Congregation of United
Brethren vs. the North State Improve
ment Company. He says that in De
cember be sold to H. Walters, of th
Atlantic Coast Line railroad, all the
rolling stock belonging to the North
State Company in the Cape Fear &
x auKin v alley railroad for 57, 750.
He asked the court for an order con
firming the sale and for a declaration
Of a dividend of 17 per cent., to, be paid
upon the debts of jthe company. The
order was granted by Judge Allen.
County Board of Education.
A special meeting of the .County
Board of Education was held in the
office of the superintendent, Capt E.
W. Manning, yesterday afternoon at 3
o'clock. The chairman. Mr. B. G.
Worth, presided, and the other mem
bers of the board were present No
business of public interest, save the
auditing of the January report of Mr.
H. McL. Green, treasurer, engaged
the consideration of the ' board, and
after the disposition of several routine7
matters, an adjournment was taken
The New York Sun of the 21st says:
Arbuckle Brothers yesterday re
duced their price for granulated sugar
1-16 of a cent a pound, or to 4.94 cents.
This is the lowest price that has been
made by any interest since the .sugar
war began. The reason for the cut is
The Boy lan-Mintz Nuptials.
Miss LenaBoylanr one of South-
port's most popular young ladies, was
united in marriage to Mr. J. C Mintz,
of Wallace, yesterday, at 1 P. M.in
the Southport M. E. church'. They
came up to this city on the steamer
Wilmington and left on the 7 P. M.
A.' CL. train for the groom's home.
They were accompanied on the boat
from Southport to this city hy quite a
party of friends. In facfthe trip was
a delightful boat party. During the
entire time music was disnensed by
the Boston strinsr band.
The bride and groom have a host of
friends, with whom the Stab joins in
very best. wishes. " '
IT HAS BEEN ' FULiTV dAmonstraied
that Ely's Cream Balm is a specific for
Nasal Catarrh and cold in the head.
This distinction has been achieved only
as the result, of continued successful
use. A morbid condition of the mem
brane in the nasal passages can be
cured by this purifying and healing
will be mailed for 50 cents by Ely
ucaiimcuk oum u V urUCelSLS Or 11
erotners, oe warren Street,, mew
York. It spreads over the membrane
is absorbed and relief is immediate.
SPIRITS TURPENTINE, y
threw a colored child she was nursing
into the fire. It was burned badly
before- another member of the family
snatched it from the flames. It seems
that she was nursing the child of Jus-.
Una Justice, who works away , from
home, and because the little one was
fretl'ul she proceeded to punish it as
" Raleigh News and Observer:
Work has been resumed on the Cape
Fear and Northern Railroad. It has
already thirteen miles of trackage
from Apex and six stations established.
Mr. John C. Angier, general manager,
who was in the city yesterday, stated
that they expected o have trains ope
rating on the road already constructed
bv next week. Two passenger coaches
have already been completed . and are
at the R. and G. yards. Twenty box
cars have been built and are on the
" Newton Enterprise: Newton
is one of the largest chicken and egg
markets mi Western North Uarolma
It was about the first place to adopt
the plan of buying chicteens by the
pound, and it has proved so satisfact
ory to the farmers' and country
merchants, that they come here for
miles around. A few days ago Mrs.
Manual Price of the northern part of
the town left her eight-months old
child in the house while she went out
a few minutes on an errand, and when
she returned she found that the child
had crawled into the fire and was
severely burned from its eyes to the
back part of its head.
! Fayette ville Observer: Pink
Lovett, negro who has successfully
evaded capture for more than nine
years, and for whose arrest for
various crimes innumerable warrants
have been issued, was captured
Monday nierht by Sheriff Burns
and a posse consisting of E. D.
Pigford, E T. Watson and H. P Davis
while asleep in one of the tenement
houses of Mr. W. N. Williams's
Sky Place about 10:30 Monday night.
His last offence was breaking id
in Mr. Williams barn. He was
brought to town and placed in jail.
-Cora McKinnoD, Mrs. W. A. Mc
Donald's cook, met with a queer acci
dent Monday afternoon. She was en
gaged in making lye soap in the back
yard and when the grease and other in
gredients had gotten hot, she punched
a slight hole in a box of concentrated
lye and threw it in. In a few min
utes there was a loud explosion, and.
the woman, who was leaning over the
pqt was covered from, head to foot
with the greasy contents. Those who
ran to her assistance thought she was
badly hurt, but on closer inspection it
turned out that she suffered only a few
slight burns, the grease no doubt, pro
tecting her from harm.
Senor Quesada deems the $3,
000,000 which the United States of
fers to pay to the Cuban Army in
sufficent tp cover, the whole" case,
"but a good working basis to begin
with." Perhaps the sum named
will be more than a working basis if
the padding is taken out of the mus
ter rolls. Baltimore Herald, Ind, '
' The Philadeldhia T&dger
thinks if the lection of United States
senators were in the hands of the
people, neither Quay of Pennsylva
nia, nor Addicks of Delaware, would
now be a candidate. And the Ledg
er is no doubt right; ' Meantime,
both Quay and Addicks are candi
dates, and each is costing his state
both annoyance and money by , pro
longing a legislative deadlock.
Savanah 'News, Dem.
-An English railway which
needed a number of new locomo
tives found that -it could not have
them built in that country within
less than, eighteen months. It then
appealed to two American estab
lishments, and was told that i could
have ten in ten weeks and twenty
in four months. That is why it
sent an order for a large number to
the United btates, and comment
seems to be unnecessary. Phih
delphia ledger, Dem.
-.What business have politi
cians td be constantly attempting to
implicate Providence in all the more
or less petty schemes "on this dim
spot which "men call Earth?" If it
wereV a question of the affairs of
Jupiter, Saturn and6ther planets
of our. solar system, to say nothing
Of the fixed stars in the immensity
of space, there might be less impro
priety in attributing results to the
especial intervention of Providence.
xsut -when politicians nave some
doubt of the wisdom of propriety of
: their policy it is a great thing lor
them to invoke rrovidence as an
allyl Philadelphia Record, Dem
to die rich.'' "Huh!
one hope is
I believe J
would rather live poor." Indianapo
- My Lady's Hair: "Hair-dresser
"What color will madam have her
hair dyed?" Madam "Any color will
do as long as you keep it dark.'
"What s ais yere copper com
bination dey talks of in de papers?1
"Some new move of de p'lice commis
sion, I-s'pose." Boston Commercial
"Do, you believe one person can
get the grip from another!" "I don't
see why not. Anybody who had it
would be a fool not to give it up." ,
Getting Even Customer
"I'm sure I've seen you somewhere.
I never forget a pretty face I" Waitress
"I don 't remember you nd I never
forget a fresh customer!" Puck.
you discovered a woman at the third
story window of a dwelling on fire,
what steps would -you take?" Fire
man "I wouldn't take any, I'd get a
"From my way of looking at
things, I couldn't join the army to
fight against the Filipinos," remarked
Judkins. "Are ; you an anti-expansionist
?" asked Jorkins. : "No; I'm
near-sighted. "- Rochester Post-Express.
First Citizen "Remember the
cuss that killed Bud Peters an' stole
Bud's hoss? Well, he's jest been con-.
victed of murder in the fust degree !"
Second Citizen (indignantly) "White
wash V-DetToit Journal.
''Should one refer to a bicycle
as 'him 'her.' or it "' " 'Her.' of
course' "But why do you make it
feminine?" "Because one soon dis- '
covers that tne nxings cost moretnan
I the framework." Chicago
THE ANNUAL- MEETING
OF VIRGINIA BANKERS.
Secretary of the Treasury Gage's
dress the Leadinr Feature of
By Telegraph so ihe Morning Btar ,
Richmond Feb. 22. The feature of
the annual meeting of . the Virginia
Bankers'1 Association tor-day was the
address of Secretary of the" Treasury
Gage. Judge Christian, president' of
the Clearing House Association of
Richmond, in the address of welcome
congratulated the association upon
the presence of Mr. Gage.! "While,"
he said, "we disagree with, him upon,
nearly 'every political question, the
people of Virginia are" not so hide
bound as not to extend to him -the
heartiest and most cordial welcome."
Judge" Christian went on " to say
that the bankers were not. willing -to
sit at the feet of the secretary and
learn of him. They wanted, he said,
only one standard of value, and that
fixed and 'unchangeable. ! He closed
by repudiating theallegation that the
South is a "rotten borough" in any
respect ' J
Mr. Alexander Hamilton, of Peters
burg, responded on behalf of the visi
tors. . : I ;
Mr. Gage, in his address, followed
very much the line of his last annual
report He argued against the green
back and the features of the present
financial system that tended to congest
money in the great centres of popula
tion. In conclusion he said: "Some
who oppose the ideas .here enunciated
charge me with speaking from the
bankers' standpoint. As a banker I
have never had any personal interest
in the question, because as a bank
officer I have never issued a note to
circulate as money. ... The reason fo?
not doing so was the feet, already de .
scribed, that it was an unprofitable
tie-up of capital, and, in the lare
centres, where my life as a: banker has
been passed, all the credit facilities
needed by that community were sub
stantially ! supplied through? book ac
counts, checks, drafts and bills of ex
change. That a reform will come I
have no doubt The revolutionary
movement to which all the improve
ments in society can be traced was
violently interrupted by , the interven
tion of government paper money and
the prohibition of bank cote issues.
That we will eventually return to a
larger liberty on the part of the in
dividual, acting alone or associated
with others, is, I think, certain. This
reform, however, will come slowlv.
The dissemination of the knowledge
of the truth must precede it, and'each,
in his place, may help it forward, not
by words of heat and passion, but by
calm and patient testimony to the
The association then elected the offi
cers for the ensuing year, j
BARRACKS FOR TROOPS. .
Plans Approved by Gen. Brooke for the
Erection of Necessary Bandings.
By Cable to the Mornlng Star.
Havana, February 22. Major Gen
eral Brooke, the Governor General,
approves the plan of erecting plain
wooden barracks for the troops which
will remain here during the hot
weather. A building for each com
pany, 150 by 30 feet with double
roof, and having for the isides of the
house panels on horizontal picquets,
so as to swing completely ; open, with
a kitchen separate but connected by a
covered, way, will cost per company
$5,000. Some of the troops will oc
cupy the Spanish masonry barracks,
General Carpenter has just found one.
capable of accommodating 3,000 men.
at Ciego de Avila, on Ithe Moron
Precautions Taken Against a Possible
Bv Cable to the Morning Star.
Paris, Feb. 22. The police this
morning seized in this city j ten thou
sand medals bearing the head of the
Duke of Orleans and five moulds for
In view of a possible demonstration
to-morrow, upon the occasion of the
funeral of the Late President Faure,
the Prefect of police has ordered the
seizure of all seditious . emblems, the
arrest of their wearers, the dispersal of
all street gatherings and the arrest of
anybody raising insulting cries against
tne President, members of flrarliment
or other State officers.
The Ohio Prohibition Convention
has nominated Dr. J. W. .Rashford,
for Govenor. A full State ticket was
THE EXCELENCE OF SYRUP OF FIGS
is due not only to the originality and
simplicity of the combination, but also
to the care and skill with which it is
manufactured by scientific processes
known to the Califoekia Fig Svbup
Co. only, and we wish to impress upon
all the importance of purchasing the
true and original remedy. As the
genuine Syrup of Figs is manufactured
by the .California Fio tbup Co.
only, a knowledge of that: fact will
assist one in avoiding" the ! worthless
imitations manufactured by other par
ties. The high standing of the Cali
fornia Fig Syrup Co. withi the medi
cal profession, and the satisfaction
which the genuine Syrup of Figs has
given to millions of families, makes
the name of the Company a guaranty
of the excellence of its remedy. It is
far in advance of all-other laxatives,
as it acts on the kidneys, iliver and
bowels' without irritating or weaken
ing them, and it does not gripe nor
nauseate. In order to get its beneficial
effects, please remember the name of
the Company j
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAH FRANCISCO, CkL
LOUISVILLE. Ki. HEW VORK. N. T.
Seed and Fertilizers.
R. P. AND WHITE OATS.
and Early Rose
K a. halt, High Grade Acid Phos
phate, Dissolved Bone and
other Guanos. Get the best.
HALL & PEARS ALL,
featr Nntt and Multerry streets.
sinrilatlng tbeTood andBegtila
ting theStnmachs andDowels of
1 1 let K H .A i H w n " i
ness andBest.Contalns neither
Opnim,Morphin0 nor Mineral.
liOT NABC OTIC
A perfect Remedy for Constipa
tion, Sour Stoinacti.Diarrhoca,
ness andLoss OF SLEEP.
TacSuniie Signature of
I: - -
EXACT COPY DP 'WEAEEEB,
The Big Racket Wants to Tell Yon
"About the new Silks they have just re
ceived.' A long new Tafeta Silk at
48c, fine Plaid Silks for Waists at 50c,
beautiful Satin in Black, White and
every color, at 50c, Satin Duchess, all
Silk, Black, at 75c. ; 27-inches wide at
$1.00. We have a. big line of Waist
Lining. Come and see our line.'
We have just received a big line of
hew Braid at from 4c, 5c, 7c, 17c and
up to 21c. !
Jets all the way from 5c to 25c.
. Buttons of all kinds and prices. -
Our Dress Goods- are the largest we
ever had, and our goods are dp to date.
We have all grades of new, nice goods
tq please you and save you money.
Our stock of Spring Gingham the
best on the market at 10c; Silk Ging
ham at 31c; fine Check Gingham at 5c;
nice Dress Ginghams at 6c.
Nice new Piques from 10 to ' 35c "per
yard. . .'-.
A big line of Black Flannels from
20 to 45c, specially cheap. -
Our Table Linen is a special attrac
tion. Nice fine White Bleached Table
P. S. Remember our Dress Linings. We have everything in rare
Silks and Tafetas and Cambrics at money-saving prices to you. -
I FIRE, FIRE, FIRE. I
I Furniture! Furniture!!
(Hi We have a few bargains left In Slightly Damaged Goods, which we are going to
. i .-v
& Sell For Cash I
fc daring the next week. YOU will be
uuriug iuc uui vvtren. x w wui ue
Tj i fel7tf
Statement of ATLANTIC NATIONAL BANK, Wilmington, N. C
At the close of Business; Feb. '4th, 1899. Condensed from Report to Comptroller
Loans ....i...... S 691,879.57
Overdrafts 608 sr
U. 8. Bonds (at par)................... 95,600.00
Banking House and Fixtures 10,000.00
Due from app'd res've agt's SHO 483 68
Due from other banks. 185 165.38
Cash on hand 118,176.18 407,825.19
I COMPARATIVE STATEMENT:
Total Deposits J..
Surplus and Net Profits
I - - Dividend Paid-
Last Installment of Capital JPald in
For Convenience and Profit. Deposit your Saving in 1
The t Wilmington Savings and Trust Co.
CONVENIENCE. we are centrally located where you .can get your money any
business day. i '
PROFIT. interest paid on. deposits at rate of per cent, per annum. Call at the
Bank for rules, j
If you wish to borrow money on good security, call on the Savings and Trust Company-
before borrowing elsewhere. We lend at the minimum rates. Security first,
rate next. t ..
J. W. NORWOOD,
If you want a writing machine buy the BEST. The ''Remington" -is
used by all r the largest merchants In. this, and otaer cities.
We Sell Them for Cash or Easy Installments.
Stenographers' Text Books and other Supplies.
umce tstauonery ana cuiiik .books.
A Large Stock
S. P. HcNAIR,
North Waiter Street.
A 171717 DC flour.
Uf rlilU ,BIB SIDES.
. ! ' ' PURE LARD
nAn LARD COMPOUND
KllK STAR LYE. -
1 Vll MENDELSON'S LYE
C X T D PIC-NIC CHEESE.
OAljli 1 SUGAR.
Rust Proof Oats. -
- September Mullets.
For Infants and Children. L
the Kind You Have
' t 1
i . .
(V w" " The
THC CtNTAUR COMMNT, NCW YORK CITY.
Damask, 54 inches wide-, t 20c, 25c
and 35c up to $1,00 per yard.
Doylies at almost eveny price, from
25c to $2.00 per dozen, special value.
Remember our notions where we are
displaying lots of cheap things. No
tions of all kinds.
We have 300 pairs of Corsets to sell
at and below cost. If rou need a Cor
set come and See us; we will save you
money. . j
In Shoes we are doing quite a nice
business at bottom prices. Our Men
Shoes al $1.00 are very pretty but we
have them from $1.00 to; $4.00 a' pair.
We handle ChildrenShoes for 18c
to $1.00 a pair. Women jShoes from
50c to $3.00 a pair:. -
Ladies damaged Kid Gloves at 25c a
Bring your card and get it punched
with every cash purchase, as 1 have
just received a big line of fine Chairs
and Tables and Glassware to redeem
them with. Come to us for'jbargains
in every department at- Wilnjington's
Big Racket Store.
sorry if you miss the chance. Come quick. ;
surry il yuu muss luo vuauue. iiuh;. .
SNEED CO. 1
Undivided profits .'
Dep sit U. 8. Tress S 50,000.00
Deoosits from Banks 813 417.45
Deposits from individuals. 691,937.68 955,415.03
re 16 tf .
Feb. 4. '97.
Feb. 4, '98.
Per Cent. Per Annum.
October, 1802. ;
at Bottom Prices.
C. W. YATES & CO;
Seed Oats, all Kinds
... ' 2
HcNAIR & PEARSALL.