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EdltOT and Proprietor.
WILMINGTON, N. C.
March 24, 1899.
; THE BUBBLE WILL BURST.
There a sort of Trust epidemic
abroad in the land. r Never before
has this land of Trusts seen so many,
nor so many of colossal proportions,
that is colossal proportions onaper.
The Trust of a few millions is now a
contemptible affair, 'scarcely worth
noticing when every day sees the
organization of the ten, twenty, fifty
million or more schemes which are
put on foot and rdn through with as,
little Darade as a - couple million
Trust would have been a few years
ago. There are hundred million
Trusts, and a $1000,000,000 copper
Trust has been proposed by some one
who wants to monopolize the copper N
trade of the country. -
Of course thoso cannot all prosper,
for as soon as they begins to show
signs of prosperity other capitalists
will organize Trusts to enter the
field against them and then their
, trouble will begin, if. doe3 not begin
There- is scarcely a thing in the
range of industries, from a wire
nail to a rajlroad bridge, on which a
i Trust has not been organized and it'
is simply out of the Hue of proba
bilities that these will bo permitted
to have undisputed dominion in the
industrial field for any considerable
time without exciting competition
and then the trouble will begin, and
the. previously established Trusts
will either have to buy- their com
petitors or run the race of com
petition and lose money in the
effort to break the others down and
perhaps break themselves down
and their competitors also. This
will bring about, if it isn't brought
about by other, causes, the -condi
tions which will precipitate a crash,
which will bts the inevitable result I
oi this wild mania tor Trusts, as
predicted in the following editorial
clipped from the American Wool and
Cotton Reporter, which says: !
"Whom the gods would destroy they
first make mad. This is the only lan
guage we can find that properly de
scribes the present trust mama. There
can-be but one conclusion to the
mdve.ment a great commercial and
financial crash. During the last
month $850,000,000 of new common
and preferred stock has been author
ized, ' making the grand total since
January 1, 1898, . over $2,500,000,000.
Figuring somewhat roughly but not
unduly so this latter amount can be
divided ' into 11,700,000,000 common
and $800,000,000 preferred. A con
tinuation of anything like the' present
pace would necessitate every activity
of which human nature is at present
capable of being thrown into a trust
within the limits of 1899.
"It involves no rashness to say that
the $1,700,000,000 trust common stock
authorized since January 1, 1898, is
"water" pure and simple. And we
do not believe it would be reckless to
assert that the $800,000,000 preferred
is not . entirely free from inflation.
Now unless one has completely lost
possession of his1 wits he is bound at
a glance to see what this must inevit
ably end in. The end will not come
immediately, and meanwhile the wat
ered common stock will be in
creased to $2,500,000,000 or some other
The present writer remembers that
in the early part of 1890 he chanced
upon some ; figures which seemed to
show that Europe had at that time
about $200,000,000 ($1,000,000,000) in
vested in South America principally
the Argentine Republic. That amount
represented the extent to-which? the
then craze for South American securi
ties had been allowed to run. The great
house of Baring Brothers & Co., had
been mainly influential in promoting
this speculation, and in those days
one would almost as soon have
expected the Bank of England to' come
to grief as this concern. The writer of
this article remembers, however, that
as soon as he perused the figures which
have just been referred to he made up
his mind that a grand financial col
lapse would occur, which would not
be confined to any one country. The
year 1890 had not come to an end when
''Baring Brothers & Co., to the surprise
and consternation of the whole world,
failed. The failure would have pre
cipitated a panic in this country before
1893 had it not been for the peculiar
crop conditions. '
"If the fact that Europe had, during
the boom in 'South Americans' which
ended in 1890, invested $1,000,000,000
in such securities, was calculated to
awaken fears of an appalling financial
' crash, the fact that in fourteen months
oyer jl,700,000,000 of 4 water' has been
injected into the capitalization of
American industrial enterprises, is cal
culated to produce a most alarming
state of mind on the part of some per
sons to-day. It does not require an
elaborate argument to prove that
greater folly iwas never displayed than
is now being displayed, in the multi
plication of trusts. A priori, the trust
movement can only be regarded as
about the worst menace that ever con
fronted the industries of the United
States. One need spend no more time
in arguing that the trusts are sure to
wreck the country, than one would
need to explain that a man cannot
raise himself by his bootstraps.
"Of course, all the common stock
of trusts so far authorized has not yet
been issued ; but it will be very large
ly worked off in the course of the next
few years, and will be found eventual
ly in the hands of "innocent holders"
that is, in the hands of persons who
paid good money for it Now these
people have got to stand a terrible
loss, and the number of them will be
so great that the suffering 'will be
widespread throughout the country.
The situation in brief is this: In the
course of the next few years trust
common stock with a par value of
several billion dollars will have been
authorized, a very large portion of
' which will undoubtedly be sold for
cash ; this, common stock is worthless
nqw, a fact of which the people who
issue it cannot be ignorant; the trusts
issuing; it will possibly be prosperous
for a time, only to be subjected in the
end to ihe keenest competition; the
known inflation of the trusts will as
time goes on bring them into disre-
pute with the banks ; and the way will
be paved to a crash in trust shares
when least expected."
We looked for a' period of Trusts,
x combines, and wild speculation after
the war with -Spain, but iwe never
looked for the wild rush that has
been witnessed within the pastlew
months, and the regrettable thing
about it is that it isn't the pro
moters "and manipulators of the
Trusts that will, suffer when the
crash comes, but the unsophisticated
victims upon whom they have un
loaded the stocks. The fellows who
get up these Trusts as a general
thing-are smart enough to get from
under when they sniff the danger,
and unload on others whose -Scent is
not as keen a3 theirs. , I .
.There are some of thesa Trusts, it
is .true,- which- have solid founda
tions under them,' -abundance of
capital to operate with, such as the
Standard Oil Trust, the Sugar
Trust and a few others, which have
an absolute monopoly, and a practi
cally unlimited capital to operate
with, but there are scores of others
which have been organized for spec
ulative 4 purposes by sharpers, and
these will go to the wall when put to
the test and the sharpers pull' out,
as they will after they have accom
plished their purposes. They will
pocket the "cash and let their dupes
take the water, which, save, the ex
perience they acquire, will be about
all they will get out of the schemes
which they looked upon as so prom
Perhaps, after all, this the burst
ing -of the bubble will solve the
Trust problem, which is rapidly be
coming one of the looming and vital
issues of the day, and will be in the
next national campaign unless the
bubble burst before that comes on.
THEY WANT TO REMAIN
' While the large majority of the
soldiers in the Philippines want to
come home after they get through
the racket over there , there are
some who want to remain I and try
their, fortunes in the islands, which
is quite likely for there are always
in large bodies of men, especially
young men, some adventurous fel
lows who feel as much at home in
one part of the world as in another,
and are always willing to take their
chances where there is a prospect of
bettering their condition
Maior Sternbereeri is using his
efforts with the Government to
have those soldiers who wish to re
main in the Philippines, mustered
outj of the service there when their
term of enlistment expires, giv
ing; them the travel pay and trans
portation as a starter, instead
of paying, it to tome trans
portation company. He jfrgues very
zealously and strongly in behalf of
those for whom he speaks. There is
no good reason why their Wishes
should not be complied with, as the
Government will not be a loser by
Ithe operation, and the men who
iemain will be the gainers.
Major Sternberger and the soldiers
who wish to remain take it for
granted,' of course, that American
authority will be firmly established in
,the islands, and that they will there
fore encounter no serious obstacles in
carrying out their plans, but unless
more progress is made in the f utnre
than in the past in establishing our
authority, and in reconciling the
natives to it, these boys, as plucky
and hopeful as they may be, will not
find locating in the islands as pleas
ant as they may now fancy. .
A CANADIAN VIEW OF IT.
- The subsidy advocates in this coun
try are working industriously to
create, through their newspaper or
gans and otherwise, a sentiment in
favor of the Hanna-Payne ship sub
sidy biU, the alleged purpose of
which is: to encourage the building
of American ships, but the real pur
pose of which is to put money into
the coffers of the ship-building com
panies or a ship-building combine.
for the probabilities are that if that
bill, passes the ship-building indus
try of this country will be controlled
by some powerful combine, which
will gobble' up the subsidies. The
following from the Toronto Globe
gives that journal's views on rail
road subsidies: . .
A subsidy cannot make an unprofit
able railway profitable, although it
can give good returns to promoters,
builders and managers. If the ser
vices rendered are not worth what the
public are willing to pay for them the
railway must be injurious to the com
munity, and a subsidy can do no more
that shift the loss from the owners and
operators to the taxpayers. If the
people paid for transportation services
airecuy to tne transportation com
panies instead of part indirectly in'
taxes there would be but little danger,
of the building of useless railways.
Every such enterprise would be tested
on business principles, and none
would be built that did not promise
advantageous returns. If fares and
freight rates will not pay a return on
all outlays the building and operation
ui a - railway musi oe , injurious, ax
though there may be apparent advan
tages in certain localities."
xnis applies with as much or
more force to ship? subsidies than it
does to "railroad subsidies, for the
subsidized railroad does one thing
1 11 1 - ' ' B
at least, wnetner it does a, paying
business or not, it benefits the
country which it penetrates, aids in
its settlement and development and.
thus returns, something for the sub
sidies received. 9 But the ship sub
sidy business is simply a gobble for
the benefit of a few favored individ
uals who are inside the ring.
The thieves worked while the
Windsor Hotel was burning in New
lork. They were seen flitting
from room to room while the terri
fied inmates were rushing to escape
from the burning building. It
thought that these thieves got much
jf the jewelry and other valuables
reported to.be ost.
A few days ago we referred to the
sale of swamp lands, heavily tim
bered, in this State at merely nomi
nal -prices, rarely bringing' per
acre the value of one of the trees.'
But as a rule, notwithstandingrthe
fact that merchantable timber is
becoming scarcer and more valuable,
timber lands in. this State and
throughout the South sell extraordi
narjljlo'w haaTremarkable fact is
that they are -nearly always bought
by men or companies from other
States, who buy them for the tim
ber alone, put up mills, cut off the
best of the timber or all they want,
and care but little for the denuded
land, much of which may be valu
able ' for farming purposes. The
following from the Asheville Citizen
is' one of the many illustrations of
"Thomas Hackett and Joseph T.
Crovel. of "Pittsburg. Jfa , nave pur
chased, through' an Asheville real
estate agency, the tract of land on
the North Fork of the Swannanoa
river, known as the "speculation
lands.1' tThis tract is estimated to
contain from 2,500 to 4,000 acres, and
still cou tains a virgin growth of fine
timber. It is estimated that there-ris
irom o.uuu.uuu to iu.uuu.uuo ieei or
fine hard-wood . timber on the tract,
1,000,000 or more of which is a fine
class yellow poplar. The considera
tion was 13.50 an acre. Messrs.
Hackett and Ooyel are now erect
in? a fine sa wmill plant on the prop
erty, and will within thirty days be
shipping: lumber to the eastern
markets. This i& one of the most im
portant deals of ithis character made
here in some time. It not only brings
new and active . capital to Western
North Carolina, but several families
of practical timber people. " - .
Two dollars and a half per acre
for heavily timbered land, estimated
to contain from 5,000,000 to 10,
000,000 feet of merchantable lum
ber, with reasonably good transpor
tation facilities, is "dirt cheap."
The Pennsylvaniagentlemen struck
it fat. .
Destitute Family. -
The city authorities were called
upon yesterday to care for J. D. New
ton, a paralytic, his wife and five
small children, who came here on a
brenoon train from Albany, Ga., and
were unable to proceed further on ac
count of lack of money. . They are all
being cared for at police headquarters,
and, will 4e given tickets and sent to
Goldsboro on the train this morning,
from which place they hope to secure
a contribution sufficient to take them
to Wilson, NVC". where, it is under
stood, they have relatives. They,
however, expressed a. willingness to
stay in Wilmington, but being advised
that there was no work for them here,
they consented to proceed to Wilson.
Sergeant of Police Urrell, who is
nothing unless charitably inclined,
started a subscription and provided
them with food while here.
Dr. Archer Goes to Havana.
Dr. J. F. Archer, post surgeon at
Fort Caswell, will, go to Havana in
stead of to Manila, his orders to accom
pany. Battery C, Sixth artillery, to
Manila having been countermanded
The order for him to go to Havana
was received very recently and re
quires that he go just as soon as his
successor as post surgeon to Battery
C arrives, which will be within the
next week. Dr. Archer did service in
the yellew fever camps at Santiago last
Summer and it is because of this ex
perience that he is now ordered to re
turn to Cuba. He spent yesterday in
the city making preliminary arrange
ments for his departure.
Sustained Painful Injury.
Mr. Q. W. Williams, chief stevedore
at the Champion Cotton Compress.
was painfully injured yesterday about
noon while at work in ttte warehouse.
A jack-screw, used in loading-cotton
on vessels, fell, . striking him on the
chest and slightly dislocating; his third
rib and inflicting severe bruises. Mr.
Williams had erected a temporary
platform to be used in overhauling the
jack-screws ready for use next - season
and had several screws leaning against
it, when the platform gave way 'and
one of the screws, in falling, caught
him underneath. The injured man
was carried to his home on Post-
office avenue, where ,he received
Pythianlsm in North Carolina.
The local officers yesterday received
the regular quarterly report of the
Grand Council of K. of P.. for the
Domain of North Carolina. Besides
other . information of interest to
Pythians, it shows a membership .in
the State of 4172. Tire number of
lodges is' 80, several of the number
having been organized since the pub
lication of the last report.
By the Bishop of East Carolina.
March 26, Palm Sunday,
M. P.. S.
Paul's; E. P., S. Mark's,
March 31, Good Triday, M.
Thomas', Cumberland Co.
March 31, Good Friday, E. P., S.
April 2, Easter Day, M. P., S. John's;
v to. jr., . josepn-s. U'ayetteville.
April 4, Tuesday,' E. P., S. Matthew's,
Aprils, Wednesday, Com., S. Mat
April 5, Wednesday, E. P., Red
April 9, Sunday 1st after Easter, M.
P., Christ Church. Rockfish.
April 9, Sunday 1st after Easter, E. P.,
o. Anarew's, iriea juui.
April 16, Sunday 2nd after Easter, M.
P.. Christ Church.
April 16, Sunday 2nd after Easter, E.
P.. S. Cyprian's. Newbern.
April 17, Monday, S. Thomas', Craven
April 18, Tuesday, S. Paul's, Vance-
April 19, Wednesday, E. P., Stone-
April 20, Thursday, Com., Stonewall
April 21, Friday, Grace Church, Tren
April 25, Sunday 3rd after Easter,. M.
P., S. John's, Wilmington.
April 23; Sunday 3rd after Easter,- E.
P., Good Shepherd, Wilmington.
April 30, Sunday 4th after Easter, M.
P., S. James', Wilmington.
May 7, Sunda 5th after Easter, Lake
' OF COMMERCE.
Will Insist Thit the Cruise Raleigh Come i
to This Port Deserved Compliment , 1
to lol. Cantwell.
The Chamber of Commerce will
adopt vigorous methods to ensure the
coming of the cruiser Raleigh to this
port to present to the city of .Raleigh
a cannon, a ceremony which it
has been reported - may occur
at -Norfolk. At a meeting of
the Chamber held yesterday . after
noon the matter was freely discussed
and a motion adopted providing that a
committee be appointed to act jointly
with President Chadbourn and with
representatives of other commercial
organizations of the city in bringing
to bear such influences upon .the au
thorities at Washington as will cause
the, Raleigh to be ordered to this port.
The committee consists of Mr. W. H.
Sprunt, Commander Geo. L. Morton,
Col. Walker Taylor and Lieut. H. H.
Another very important matter dis
cussed at some length during the meet
ing of the Chamber was that of con
ferring with certain extensive manu
facturers who contemplate establish
ing enterprises in this city with a view
to assuming their location here.
During the progress of the meeting
President Chadbourn called 'Col.
Kerchner to the chair, saying that he
desired to make a statement. " He said
that during the past twenty years or
more Col. J no. L. Cantwell has served
the Chamber as secretary, always per
forming his duties in a thoroughly
model manner, and on the alert for
any opportunity to do any service
which will promote the welfare of the
Chamber. ' Mr. Chadbourn made a mo
tion that as a token of thChamber's ap
preciation for Col. Cantwell's long and
faithful service, $25 be' appropriated
for the purpose of giving him a com
plimentary trip to Charleston on the
occasion of the Confederate and Mexi
can war veterans' reunion, to be held
April 10th to 15th. There were many
hearty seconds to Mr. Chadbourn 's
motion, which -was unanimously
On motion of Mr. Chadbourn, the
Chamber also paid a deserved compli
ment to Mr. Harry Walters by elect
ing him an honorary member. In
making the motion Mr. Chadbourn
said that Mr. Walters had for a num
ber of years been an active member
of the Chamber and had contributed
very greatly to the prosperity of the
city, and that his motion was intend
ed as a compliment to Mr. 'Walters
from the Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber was in session from
3.30 until about 5.30 o'clock.
Members of the Chamber in attend
ance were: Mr. James a.. Chadbourn,
Jr. (president), CoL Jno. L. Cantwell
(secretary), Major Wm. A. Johnson,
Mr. Hugh MacRae, CoL F. W. Kerch
ner, Capt. T. D. Meares, Mr, M. W.
Jacobi,. Mr. B. F. Keith, Mr. F. L,
Woodruff, Mr. B. F. King, Mr. Thos.
H. Wright, Mr. T. W. Clawsoo, Mr.
W. M. Cumming and Mr. William J.
IS IT MALARIA OR ALUM?
Popular Science Monthly.
Languor, loss of appetite; indiges
tion apd often feverishness are the
common symptoms of a physiological
condition termed "malaria." All these
symptoms may be and frequently are
the effect of the use of alum baking
powders in food making. -There is no
question about the poisonous effect of
alum upon the system. It obstructs
digestion, prostrates the nerves, coagu
lates and devitalizes the bloocL ' All
this has 'been made clear, thanks to
-physicians, boards of health, and food
commissions. So "highly lmunous to
the health of the community'' does the
eminent head of the University of
Pennsylvania, Dr. Barker, consider
the alum baking powders, that he says
mcu eato suuum ue uruxilUllCU Uy
Under these circumstances it is worth
the while of every house-wife to em
ploy the very little care that is neces
sary to keep so dangerous an element
irom tne food of her familv.
A pure cream of tartar bakinc now
der, which is the only kind that should
oe used, ought to cost about 45 cents to
50 cents a pound. Therefore, if you
are paying much less, something is
.wrong; if you are paying 25 cents or
less per pound, the powder is certainlv
imaae irom aium.
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Always Dear tnese simple facts in
mind when purchasing baking pow
FERTILIZER FACTORY BURNED
Mr. J. P. Qarrell's Factory Destroyed
About 7 O'clock Last Night Caught
in Engine Room Was Insured.
About 7 o'clock last night Mr. J. F.
Garrell's fertilizer factory .on Sans
fooucs farm, just north of the city
limits, was discovered to be on fire
and despite every effort on the part of
farm hands and others iivinc in the
vicinity, the building and contents
were entirely destroyed. They sue
ceeded, however, m preventing the
spread of the flames to adjacent build
ings. The." night watchman says that
A. I H i I 3 -
me nre siartea in tne engine
room but there is no indication
as to how it started.
The factory was in operation yester
day, and the laborers knocked off and
went to their homes for the ght
sometime after 6 o'clock, so that there
was no one aboat the premises when
the fire started, except the night
watchman, by whom the fire was -dis
covered. No alarm was sent in, as the
factory was beyond the reach of the
Wilmington Fire Department .
The loss will amount, probably to
$ d,U00, largely covered by insurance,
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nowever, ine amount or insurance
could not be ascertained last night.
A part of the insurance was placed
with companies represented by Messrs
J. H. Boatwnght & Son.
In Georgia if one person calls an
other a liar he must prove -it or take
the chances of a $1,000 fine and a
year in the penitentiary or both.
This has a tendency to restrain the
pnblic expression- of the opinion
that one Georgian may have of an
other Georgian- .
Store of Mr J. H. Thomas Broken Into
Sunday Night ami a Quantity of
' Groceries Stolen.
Jno. Stewart and . Philander Hill, '
two colored youths, were arrested
ty the police yesterday ; soon after
noon for the robbery of the grocery
store of Mr. J. H. Thomas, corner
Fourth and Campbell streets The
robbery was investigated by Mayor
Waddell at a special session of the
Police Court yesterday afternoon and
both prisoners admitted their guilt,
telling substantially the samT story,
except in the more minute details, the
Hill boy testifying that he stood watch
while Stewart wentin.and Steuart testi
fying that he kept an eye on the polico
while Hill broke into the store and
brought oat the goods.
Policeman Chadwick was on duty
in tnat part 01 tne city on oundaj
night, when the robbery was com
mitted. Passing Mr. Thomas' store
about 1 o'clock yesterday morning ho
discovered that a window in the rear
of the store had been broken open and
an entrance effected by som one.
He promptly notified Mr. Sumlio,
who clerks for Mr. Thomas, of tha
robbery and also reported the matter
to Sergeant Williams and ' Chief
Chief Parmele and City Datectiv-
Capt Robert Green, assisted by Capt.
Furlong, Lieut. Skipper; Sergen it
Davis and Policsinen Wood, Guy,
Sfnaw and others, at oace went ti
work on the caso and soot after noon
had both guilty parties in jail au-J
most of the goods, which consisted of
tobacco, snuff, cigars, hams and other
groceries to the amount of about $25,
The Stewart negro was found in a
house occupied by himself and Lou
Davis, at the intersection of Strauss'
alley with Second street He was gen
erally regarded as a tidef, and upon
entering the house with a search war
rant and finding the goods, the negro
jumped from a window and ran. He
was pursued Jby Chief Parmele in a
buggy and bysseveral policemen, and
was at length brought to bay by ber
geant Davis. A confession followed
with an implication of the Hill negro,
who was subsequently ' arrested by
Captain Furlong near Front street
market. His share of the booty was
found in the house of Satira Bunting,
in "Racket Store" alley, but the evi
dence was not sufficient to hold her
for receiving stolen property,
Both negroes were, committed in de
fault of $100 bond each for their ap
pearance at next term of the Circuit
COMMISSIONED BY "UNCLE SAM.
The New Steamer Manila Will Ply Be.
tween Wilmington and Fort Caswell.
,'Capt Harper, of the steamer Wil
mington, has just received a commis
sion from the United States govern
ment for his new boat, the Manila, to
ply between Wilmington and Fort
Caswell to transport men and supplies
for the fortifications and do other
Government service. , Capt Harper
expects the boat here Friday and will
put her in service at once with Mr,
f eter j orgensen, at present mate oa
the Wilmington, as captain. In speak
ing of the prospects for the 1899 season
at Carolina Beach, Captain Harper
said yesterday that there js every in
dication of the biggest success in the
history of the resort He has already
quite a number of .applications for
cottages and there are a number of
applicants for the hotel
ARBOR DAY AT CR0NLY.
Appropriate Exercises on This Occasion
Saturday Last Industrial Agents
A correspondent of the Star writ
ing from Cronly gives a most inter
esting account of the Arbor Day, ex
ercises of the Seaboard Air Line, held
at that place Saturday. Speeches ap
propriate to the occasion were made
by Mr. J. C. Stanley and Rev. A. Mc
Fadyen, setting forth the necessity for
more industrial work by Southern
people and recounting the efforts of
the S. A. L., system in interesting the
people along its lines in beautifying
their homes and villages.
The most interesting feature of the
entire programme was the part taken
by the children of the public schools,
which consisted "of dialogues, recita
tions and other exercises befitting the
occasion. Trees and shrubbery were
also planted along the streets and at
other public places.
To Mrs. J. C. Stanley, Mrs. J. W.
Moran, Mrs. Augusta Trust, and Miss
Hattie Love, principal of the public
school at Cronly, credit is due largely
for the great success of the day,
The coroner's jury, in the case of
the Chavers woman, who was found
dead in "Brooklyn7 about a week ago
and whose death it was thought was
caused by poisoning, re-assembled yes'
terday and after a resume of the testi
mony, rendered the verdict that the
deceased came to her death from causes
unknown to the jury. The Betencourt
woman upon whom suspicion at one
time rested and who was held under-
bond, was released there being no sub
stantial proof of Tier guilt and the post
mortem examination having-failed to
reveal any indications of foul play.;
New Insane Law. .
Col. JnoJD. Taylor, Clerk of the
Superior Court, yesterday ' received
copies of the new insane law adopted
by the recent session of the General
Assembly. The only change of local
importance from the old law ..govern
ing - the insane is tnat the inquiry
under the- new law is by the Clerk
of the Superior Court and the County
Physician, the last named receiving no
lee, from the fact that he is already
a salaried office . of the county
Hitherto the commission of inquiry has
consisted of two Justices of the Peace
and the county physician.
The Beat Prescription for Chill
and fever is a bottle of Grove's Tastk
LKS8 Chill Tohio. Never fails to
cure; then why experiment with
worthless imitations f Price 50 cents.
Your money back if it fails to cure.
AGUINALDO HAY :
Concentration of Rebel Forces
Near Malabon Gives Color
' to the Report.
REINFORCEMENTS REACH OTIS
Five Thousand Fresh Troops Will Aid Ma
terially In Plans tot Subjection Be
fore the Middle of April The
Commissioner's Address. "
ByCaWe tothe Stornlwr Star.
Manila., March 2?. While appar
entJy inactive since Sunday; really the
opposite has been the case with the
American forces. Aj . reorganization
entailfng many changes has been in
progress since the abandonment of the
flying column. General Wheaton's
and Gen. Hall's brigades have not been
assigned, but the Oregon regiment,the
Minnesota regiment and the Awenty
second regiment have been concentra
ted at the camD on the JLuneta. at tne
water front, in readiness for immediate.
transportation when the plans ot tne
mUitary leaders have been formulated.
OuV troops are entrenched and the si
uation is practically unchanged, lhe
enemy has refrained from making any
attacks recently, and it would appear
that the rebels are saving their ammu
nition for a decisive movement. -
To March on Manila.
According to a prisoner captured by
our troops, Aguinaldo has announce
that he will personally oondact the re
serves at Malolos and march into Ma
nila within twenty days unless the
Americans withdraw in the meantime.
The concentration of ! rebel forces in
the vicinity of Malabon gives color to
the statement of the prisoner.
Advices received irom (Jebu by a
coasting steamer say everything is
quiet there. - j
The United states transport ner-
man. from JNew xork on ,eDruary
3rd, has arrived here. One child, two
sailors and two privates died on the
voyage and one man was drowned in
the Mediterranean. (
Commissioners' Address to Natives.
New York, March 22. The Jour
nal's Manila correspondent to-day
cables that the address j to the
natives of the Philippine islands
drafted by the American commission
in behalf of the United States govern
ment and embodying the views of the
President has been made public. Af tesi
being translated into all the native
dialects it is to be disseminated
throughout the archipelago.' 1 -,
The address assures the Filipinos of
the intention of the Americans to de
velop the powers of self-government
in the people. It explains that the
United States has assumed; interna
tional obligations which it must fulfill.
and which makes it responsible to the
whole civilized world for the stable
government of the Philippines. The
commission, it is explained, is to in
terpret to the natives the purposes and
intentions of the President towards
them and also suggests the, establish
ment of such a government as shall
suit the capacity and requirements f
the Filipinos and be consistent with
the interests of the United States.
' The protection of the United States is
not to be exercised in any spirit of
tyranny or vengeance; but having de
stroyeu tne Spanish power land ac
cepted the sovereignty of the island,
the United States is bound, to. restore
peace to the Philippines. To this end
all insurgents are invited to lay down
their arms and place their trust in the
the government that emancipated
Hnem irom tne oppression of Spanish
Tne majority 01 tne commissioners
incline to give the Filipinos a sort of
tribal or provincial autonomy under a
central government which i shall be
military until a purely civil system is
proved to be feasible. j
Reinforcements Arrive. v
Washington, March 22. Addi
tional reinforcements reached General
Otis at Manila this morninr as indi
cated by the receipt of a i dispatch
from General Otis saying that the
transport Sherman . had just arrived
with the troops (Third infantry and
four compaies of the Seventeenth in
fantry under command ofi Colonel
Page) in "good condition. The Sher
man followed the Grant through the
Suez canal and procede the transport
bneridan over the same route.
. The Sheridan is expected to reach
Manila in about two weeks. These
three vessels will add about 5,000 fresh
regular troops to the military forces in
the Philippines, and are expected ma
terially to aid in the plans which con
template the complete subjugation of
tne insurrectionists before the open
in&-of the rainy season about the mid
die of April.
THE FINANCIAL QUESTION.
Senator Teller Says It Will be the Demo
cratic Issue is the Next Presi
. By Telegraph to the Morning Star. '
Cleveland, March 22. Senator M,
H. Teller, of Colorado, was asked here
to-day, what, in his judgment, would
be the Democratic issue, in the next
Presidential campaign? j
"I think there is no doubt," he re
plied, "that the Democratic party will
make the financial question the issue."
"Who will be the Democratic nomi
"Undoubtedly Mr, Bryan will be the
choice of his party,'!, promptly replied
the Senator. i
In regard to W. J. Bryan's contro
versy with Perry Belmont, Senator
Teller said: "I think Mr. Teller did ex
actly right in taking the position he
aid. Those fellows m that organiza
tion are not Democrats. They are Ke
publicans masquerading under Demo
cratic colors. Tney opposed Mr,
-Bryan's election in
lsas. savins' his
election 'would endanger the nation's
welfare, and he did perfectly right m
aeciming to accept the invitation."
POWDER MILLS BLOWN UP.
Dupont Works in. New Jersey Destroyed.
Two Men Killed. j -
Br Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Penn's Grove, . N. J., March 22.
Two men were killed this afternoon
by the explosion xf the B. I. Dupont
powder-mills at Carney 'Point, N. J.,
near here. There are five mills
located at Carney Point and all were
blown to pieces. The first explosion
occurred in the gun cotton room and
it was followed in rapid succession by
four others. r ,
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So writes Miss M. A. Armstrong, the
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TESTIMONY FOR fONTESTEE.
Will be Heard 'Before Notary Pnblic
Fowler Next Tuesday Twenty-one
Oliver H. Dockery has been noti
fied that depositions for the contestee
in the contested Congressional election
case in this district, will be taken be
fore Notary Public
Jno. J. Fowler in
the U. S. Court
room, this cityron
Tuesday, March 28th, beginning at 10
o'clock A. M. j
This evidence in support of the case
of Hon. Jno. D.j Bellamy, the con
testee, will be taken under the pro
visions of the U. S. statutes, allowing
the contestee forty days in Which to
introduce evidence in rebuttal of that
offered by the contestant here several
weeks ago. At the expiration of the
forty days allowed the contestee, Con
testant Dockery will then have still
ten other days to offset this testimony
with further depositions.
The witnesses from Wilmington
summoned for the hearing next Tues
day are: Fred T. Skipper, George T.
Bland, Chas. F, Craig, Isaiah West,
C. H. Keen, W. A Wright, J. W.
Reilly, Clem Hill, Jno. R. Turren
tine, Dr. J. D. Webster, Jeff Smith,
Henry Hewett, Tye Bryan, J. M. Mc
Gowan, Geo. WMillis, Geo. W.
Price, and Col. J. D. Taylor, Clerk of
the Superior Court; with election re
turns. In addition to these the fol
lowing from the country are also sum
moned: R. M. Bordeaux, of Castle
Hayne; Jno. Fergus, of Mansonboro
township, and Jno. Biddle and Owen
Martindale, from Federal Point town
ship. ' '
A Monument at Clinton.
The Norfolk correspondent of the
Washington Post says in the issue of
the 20th inst: j
"A consul to one of the Eastern
principalities, a friend of the late Wal
ter Faison, who was connected with
the Department of State, and who had
not heard of the death of Mr. Faison
until he returned j to this' country a
few weeks after, has decided to erect a
monument to his memory. The mon
ument will cost over $1,000, and will
soon be erected over his grave at Clin
It will be of interest to note that the
Jate Walter FaisomV two children re
side in this city 1 with Dr. Jno. E.
Matthews, who is their guardian.
Surgeon Major of Siamese Navy.
The Sayannah News of yesterday
contains an interesting account of the
promotion of Dr.'Tj H. Hays at one
time assistant surgeon at the Marine
Hospital in this city to .the rank of
Surgeon Major of the Siamese Navy.
The News in speaking of Dr. , Hays'
eventful career says : j
In ,1886 Dr. Hays re entered the
marine hospital service this time as
assistant surgeon. He remained in the
service only a few months, during
which time he was" stationed at Wil
mington, N. C, resigning to accept
the post of surgeon to the Presbyterian
board of missions, with the desire and
intention of being assigned to duty in
some foreign country. He was assign
ed to Siam and sailed f ronr San Fran
cisco for Bangkok, on Sept.2, 1889.
State'of Ohio,Citt op Toledo," )
Lucas County, j ss-
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that
he is the senior partner of the firm of
F. J. Cheney 6t Co., doing business
in the City of Toledo. County and
State af dresaid, and that said firm will
pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED
DOLLARS for each and every case of
Catarrh that cannot be cured by the
use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed
in. my presence,; this 6th diy of De
cember, A.D. 1886. !
) A. W, GLEASON, .
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tem. Send for testimonials, free.
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AT FORT CASWELL
Battery C, Fourth Artillery, Ar
rived Yesterday from Fort
UNDER COMMAND IX HUNTER
Will Succeed Battery C, Sixth Artillery,
Under Orders to Leave for Mauila
About April 1st Lieut? Hunter
and Maj. Lucas Classmates.
Battery C, Fourth artillerv, U. S.
A.; seventy-one men strong, is bow
quartered in Fort Caswell, at : the
mouth of the Cape Fear river, having
arrivejlJiere early yesterday ! morning '
on a special train from Fort McHenry
and subsequently boarded the steamer
Wilmington for transportation to
As previously announced, they
come to' succeed. Battery C, Sixth
artillery, now stationed at Fort Cas
well, who are soon to leave for
Manila. A Star reporter was told
last night by a. gentleman in a posi
tion to know that Battery C, Sixth
artillery, will most probably leave
here for San Francisco between April
1st and 5th, the date depending en-
tirely upon the time when the trans
ports will be at that ' port to meet
them for the voyaee to Manila. The
purpose of the authorities is to so ajr
range the schedule that there will be
a continuous trip from Wilmington to
The battery which arrived yesterday
is under the command of Lieut. A."
M. Hunter of the. Fourth artillery,
who is doing detached service in the
stead of. Lieut. J. C. W. Brooks. It
is probable, however, -1 that Lieut.
Hunter will be made permanent com
mander at Fort Caswell. The second,
officer- in command of the new Battery
is Second Lieut. P'P. Bishop, not a
kinsman, however, ' of Lieut. Bishop,
who is associated with Major Deems in
command of Battery Cf Sixth artillery.
It will be., of interest to npte in this
connection that Lieut. A." M. Hunter
was a classmate with Major E. W.
Van Court Lucas, engineer in charge
of the Wilmington District Engineer
ing Department, at West Point, they
having graduated in 1887 Lieut.;
Huntetsaw activa service in -the cam-"
paign about Santiago as a IBember
of the Fourth artillery and was nomi-.
nated for a brevet to captaincy for
distinguished service, his name having
been on the bill which passed the
late lower house of Congress too late
for concurrence by the Senate.
After the Santiago campaign he fell
a victim to feyer and was ill at Mon
tauk Point, ' arid subsequently at Fort
It is expected that as soon as the
neV battery becomes1 settled in their "
new quarters at 'Fort Caswell it will
be recruited from '71 men, which it
now numbers, not including officers; ;
to the maximum limit of 120 men. ; i
or over tfUVw Years.
Mrs. Winslow' Soothino Syrup has
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