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WILMINGTON, N. C
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WILMINGTON NOG;, FRID, AUGUST 25, 1899.
,iered at the Port Office at dmtgtoa, N. C,
Second Clan Matter.!
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ANOTHER TEXAS OBJECT LES
SON. Yesterday we published an article
showing how badly the Texas farm
ers managed the cattle-raising in
dustry and how much money they
loso by selling their cattle to be fat
tened for market in other States,
when they have! the feed to fatten
them and j could, if they would,
make the profit themselves which by
their unbusinesslike methods they
let others make. According to the
figures given in that article Texas
cattle would be worth 185,000,000
miirA in th farnrftra of thai. Rfftfo if
they were fattened in Texas than
they now are. Eighty-five millions
of dollars ia a pretty large sum of
money taken out of an industry
which with; better methods might
take-in. ; -
There isl another object lesson
furnished by Texas, which we cite
by way of illustration, not because
we desire to hold that State up as a
frightful - example of unthriftiness,
but because she serves so well as an
example, and what is true of her ap
plies to every Southern State, in
some degree. Texas is a great cat
tle raising State, and also a great
sheep raising States, and here is
where this object leaaon comes in.
For the first six months of this
year there were a 116 textile plants
established in the United States.
Of these jlO were woollen mills, 78
cotton mills, 14 knitting mills and
16 classed as miscellaneous. . Nearly
all of the cotton mills were in the
South, but of the ten woollen mills
only three were in the South, of
which two were in Texas and one in
North Carolina. Texas established
four cotton mills, which is doubtless
only a beginning. It is natural that
attention should be turned on cotton
mills in the South, because cotton
growing is lone of the great indus
tries in a majority of the Southern
States, and they do wisely in pre
paring to manufacture it instead of
shipping it in the crude form.
Every bale of cotton manufactured
is that much more money brought
into the South, and that -much more
added to her wealth? We therefore
hope the day may come when every
bale of cotton produced in the south
"will be manufactured in the South,
and she will! dominate that industry
for the world.
None of these States, with the ex
ception of Texas, may be called a
sheep-raising State, although all of
them should be, for there is not one
of them in which sheep will not
content to .sell wool and sheep, and
have made but little effort to turn
that industry to better account, or to
make but of it the full profit there
might be in it. .
This does not necessarily imply
that there is a lack of enterprise in
Texas. It is probably because, the
attention of the sheep raisers has
not been turned in that direction,
and therefore they have never fully
realized the possibilities of that in
dustry, or what they were annually
losing by following -in the beaten
track, aa the cotton growers have
also been doing, many of whom do
not yet fully comprehend the differ
ence in the value- of raw lint and
manufactured goods, for if they did
there would be more cotton mills
owned by cotton growers, who could
build them on the co-operative plan
in many communities if energetic
efforts were made.
Some one who commands the pub
lic ear in Texas should inaugurate a
movement for woollen mills and
give the sheep raisers somo light on
that subject as Mr. Pittuck did on
the cattle feeding question in that
Farmers' convention. Wo have no
doubt that what he said will put the
cattle raisers of the State to think
ing, and perhaps it may be the in
auguration of a revolution in that
industry which will bring many
millions of dollars annually into
the po.ckets of Texas farmers. A
movement for woollen factories may
eventually do the same. While
Texas leads as a sheep raising State,
she is riot alone in this, for there is
no Southern State which should not
be a woollen manufacturing as well
as a cotton.manufacturing State. - .
Bates, who was sent by Gen. Otis,
is down there trying to reconcile
the Sultan to the deal and get him
to acknowledge the American flag
without the iormalitv of beins
knocked on the head or shot
through the body. As tempting
placater the General took along
$10,000 as a testimonial' of paternal
interest. It took, and the Sultan
took it. Then they went to work
on a treaty, with the making of
which the Sultan (who refused to
go to Uebu himself, but sent his
brother) seems to have had a
good deal more to do than
Gen. Bates had, for we are in
formed by dispatches thathe insist
ed on retaining all the wives he
fancied, objected to admitting TJ. S.
troops to more than one : or two
places, and insisted on flying his
own flag instead of the American
flag. When the report of the pro
ceedings left Cebu they hadn't
reached an agreement on the flag
In view of the fact that these
islands are a part of the purchase
from Spain, and the imperious
ness with which this country puts
in a claim of absolute sovereignty
over the others, and the indiscrimi
nate slaughter of the Filipinos to es
tablish this sovereignty, doesn't . this,
dickering with the Mohammedan boas
of the Sulus look somewhat farcical?
If the Filipinos had been given one
half the consideration the-Sulu sav
ages and ex-pirates have been given,
there would have been no occasion
to shoot them, and no need of a
big army in Luzon now.
MARRIED-AT J. SOUTHPORT.-
Miss Mattie Wescott to Mr. Pierre Harrlss
Wednesday Afternoon A Reception.
The Southport Standard of yester
day has the following announcement
of the marriage of Mr. Pierre Harriss,-
of Wilmington to MissMattie Wescott
of that town :; ; "
- "Yesterday a few minutes afternoon;
mi. iierre A. Jlamss, of Wilmington,
was married to Miss Mattie Wescott,
of southport. The event was quite, a
surprise to the young bride's many
friends m Southport, a few only of
which were invited to attend the quiet
though pretty marriage which was
celebrated at the home of her sister,
Mrs. H. V. Tharp, Rev. W. M. .Shaw
officiating. ' "'
"The happy couple left at 2:30 P. M.
for Wilmington where they make
their future home, followed by the
best wishes of their many friends."
Wednesday night at the' residence
of the bride's sister, Mrs. Sallie Skip
per on Fifth street near Hanover, an
enjoyable reception was tendered the
happy young couple, to which a num
ber of friends were invited:
The bride is a daughter of Mrs.
Amanda Wescott, of Southport, and a
sister of Mr. J. A. Wescott, junior
member of the firm of T. J. Wescott
& Co '
Wanted in Lttmberton.
. Frank Robertson, a young white
man,' who has been employed for a
short time at the CottonMills, was
arrested yesterday by Deputy Sheriff
Millis on a warrant from Sheriff
George B. McLeod, of Robeson county,
charging him with the larceny of a
silver watch about a week ago from
Mrs. Mary; L. Futrell, with whom he
boarded at Lumberton. In a letter to
Sheriff MacRae,. accompanying the
warrant, Sheriff McLeod says that
Mrs. Futrell is a widow and earns a
livelihood by repairing watches,
clocks, etc., and is anxious to recover
the property. f
. Sheriff MacHae yesterday notified
the Robeson authorities of the arrest
and it is probable that an officer will
be down at noon to-day for the pris
oner. Young Robertson says, that at
the proper time he will vindicate him
self fully, and it is not believed here
thathe is guilty of wilful wrong-doiDg.
A SPLENDID SUCCESS
Scored Yesterday by the Moore's
Creek Battle Ground Monti
THE ANNUAL CELEBRATION.
Awarded to the Wachovia Loan and Trust
Company of Winston There
Were Ten Bids.
in which they cannot be
less trouble, care and
cost than they can be in the sheep
raising States of the West. But
Texas is a great sheep-raising State.
We wondetifithas ever occurred
to any Texas economist to figure out
what that State annually loses by
shipping her wool clip to be sold as
raw material to Northern mills, in
stead of manufacturing it and ship
ping it as cloth? Texas built two
woollen mil a during the first half of
this year. We do not know how
many were in that State before, but
there are not enough to spin or weave
a fraction of the wool produced in
the State. Texas produces over
a fourth of the entire cot
ton crop of the South and
that if she
than her entire cotton cfop, in ad
dition to giving employment to
many thousands of people and
stimulating1 the breeding of higher
grades of sheep, producing higher
grades of Jwool and higher, priced
goods, which would add still more
to her income.
As there is not much margin for
profit in cotton sold as lint at pres
ent prices j or the prices that have
prevailed for some years, neither is
there much profit in the common
grades :of crude wool. The prqfit
in both is in putting them upon the
market in finished form, and as the
cotton crop could be increased from
three to four-fold or more by manu
facturing it so could the wool, crop
be enhanced in value from three to
four-fold or more by manufactur
ing it. V--,.
For the thirty years or more since
Texas has become noted aa a sheep
raising State the raisers have been
YOUNG, BUT GREAT.
We have had numerous instances
in this country of towns sprung
up in a day, as it were, some of
which! survived and grew, thers of
which, built on booms, disappeared
almost as rapidty as they came. We
have not had many of the latter
kind in the South but a number of
the former. As an illustration of
rapid,healthy and continuous growth
Bingham, Alabama, looms up con
spicuously. Not much more than
twenty-five years ago cotton was
grown" on the site on which that city
now stands. To-day it is a humming,
prosperous, great city, which has as
yet scarcely entered upon the possi
bilities before it. What it is and is
now doing is thus briefly told by a
correspondent of the Baltimore Sun:
"The city of Birmingham contains a
number of the most modern and com
plete machine shops and foundries in
the United States. Corliss engines and
sugar mill machinery are the special
ties of mammoth plants, whose large
pay jolls are circulated at home. There
are two of the largest cotton gin facto
ries! in the world in Birmingham.
There is a $600,000 cotton mill. There
are two large rolling mills. There are
in the city of Birmingham and the
county of Jefferson, of which it is the
metropolis, twenty-five blast fur
naces. . There are chair ' factories,
bolt works, mattress factories and
iron bed factories, veneer and gaso
line engine factories and brass works.
The mine and mill, the furnace and
the railroad all get their work done
at home. Nothing in the iron line
is imported. Tyres for furnaces and
brasses for railroads are made in Bir
mingham. Every size of car wheel is
made in the city of Birmingham. In
fact, one of the largest and most pros
perous car wheel manufactories in the
United States is located in this city.
There are fertilizer factories and pow
der works. There are grist mills, and
flour mills have been located. The
variety of the industries of the city
grows each year and adds to the pro
ductiveness of the district."
There is a city whose foundation
is iron, so to sneak, for that is
what called it into existence, drew
enterprising men there from other
localities and sections, and stimu-
Paty de Clam is mad at the way
the anti-Dreyfusites have turned a
cold shoulder to him and threatens
"to tell all." The trouble with
Paty is that he has established such
a reputation as a liar that no one
would believe him if he told the
Some fellow who has been running
the death census in Luzon, making
his calculations from the reports of
Gen. Otis, figures up 63,981 Fili
pinos killed by our soldiers and
426,720 wounded, and there are still
some left for "benevolent assimilation."
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, August 16. Bids
for the $60,000 of bonds ordered to be
sold for the purchase of the Caledonia
penitentiary farm were opened to-day
at noon in the State Treasurer's office.
There were ten bids four in the State
and six from outsiders. All but three
of the bids were for the whole issue.
The bids ranged from 104.60 to 108.75.
Th successful bidder was the Wacho
via Loan and Trust Co., of Winston.
To this company also was awarded the
$110,000 of bonds sold on May 22d, for
payment of the penitentiary debts.
For that issue $109,275 was paid. Both
issues are for ten years at four per
cent. The bid of , the Wachovia Loan
and Trust Company was $750 higher
than that of the next bidder, the Ra
leigh' Savings Bank. . t '
FIRE AT RED SPRINGS.
NORTHERN AND WESTERN TOUR.
Wilmington Minstrel Tronpe Arranging for
the Coming Theatrical Season. .
Mr. John W- Blomme, of Wilming
ton, manager and proprietor of the
Darktown Minstrels, announces that
his troop will begin about September
15th, in a special car elegantly fur
nished for the purpose, a tour of the
South and West. Charleston, S. C,
being the first city in which his com
pany will hold the boards.
Mr. Bloome is how advertising in
the musical periodicals of the North
for a band of twelve pieces, which will
accompany the troupe on its tour.
which will embrace the larger cities
of the territory named. He has ' now
about perfected arrangements with the
New Jersey Car and Equipment Co.,
of Lake View, N. J., for one of their
handsome parlor cars, with berth ac
commodation for 36 persons.
The car is painted vermillion and
will be especially re-finished in the
shopf, if the trade is made, in confor
mity to the ideas of Mr. Bloome.
BENJAMIN E. STANLY.
Last Wednesday at His Father's
Home Near Kington, N. C.
Kinston, N. C, August 18. ,
Last Wednesday afternoon at 5
o'clock, at his father's home near
Kinston, Benjamin E. Stanly, more
familiarly known as "Pat" Stanly,
died at the aee of 27 years. His di
lated the multiplied and various in- I ness was short, his condition not-hav
-r- I 1 Kaawma lAminM until nriftiin i-lltf
dnatriea now in existence there. ' It
doesn't depend upon iron alone, but
is a city of diversified industries,
givJng"employment to many kinds
of skilled labor. It is gratifying to
see 'such cities springing up in the
South, and pleasant to note their
success and prosperity. They are
standing object lessons showing
what enterprise and energy can do
under favorable conditions.
DICKERING WITH THE SULTAN.
When the United States traded
I - n
venture the opinion with S.pam for the Philippine lsianas,
manufactured; her wool the Sulu group was included. In
be worth more to her the bargain maaetnere were no
special conditions as to these. But
the Sulu denizens 'are" pretty hard
customers, some of them savages and
nannihals. Thev believe in a mul
tiplicity of wives, and for many years
the principal industry of thoBO liv
ing along the coasts was pirating on
vessels that were tempted into their
waters and got within their reach,
They were too much or Spain and
she found it easier nd cheaper to,
buy them off by paying them to-be
have themselvea4han it would be to
fight them. Sne therefore agreed to
pay the Sultan, who is a Mohamme
dan and the boss man, an annuity to
maKe n-is pewpie .uv ,
quitrobbing ships and cutting ine
throats of surprised sailor men who
fell into their hands.
That was the statu quo wneu me
United States bargained ior tne
Philippines and acquired the Sul
tan, his ishinds and their savages,
including ihe ex-piratea. Now Gen.
ing become alarming until within the
past few days.
He was a graduate of the Univer
sity, and durine his stay there of four
-rears was a member-of the base ball
team, and for one year of the foot ball ;
team. Of the former he was captain
for two years, and was knpwn as one
of the best amateur players in the
South. His jolly good nature had en
deared him to a number offriends,
who will hear with regret of his
death. . -
Nelll Overshoots Himself.
Atlanta Constitution: Even the
traders in the New York Cotton Ex
change do notput much faith in Mr.
Henry M. Neill's prediction of an
enormous cotton crop this season.
According to the Commercial, they
iArrd it as extravagant, tleclaring
that it has bo facts from which he
caa logically draw the conclusions
he reaches. .
Mr. Neill's figures of a possible cot
ton crop of 12,000,000 bales are gener
racrarded as beine at least 1,500,-
000 over the mark, thus bringing
down the concensus of opinion to the
figures of Mr. George W. Truitt, of
Georgia, to which we have already
referred. . -.
At Presbyterian Chords. . '
Mr. C. O. Alexander and Miss Jane
H. Alexander, were united in marriage
at the First Presbyterian Church yes
terday at 9 A. M., Rev. Peyton H.
Hoge, D. IX, officiating.
The groom is a valued salesman in
Mr. J. L-lBoatwright's grocery store,
is a son of County Commissioner W.
F. Alexander, and has lived in this
city for several years. .The bride is
from Topsail Sound, being a daughter
of Dr. S. L. Alexander of that place.
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander left yester
day evening for a bridal tour. They
will visit w asuingwu, dmuuwio,
Asheville and other places of interest.
Lumber Mills and Railroad Cars Burned.
Loss $10,000, Partly Insured.
Special Star Telegram.
Red Springs, N: C, August 17.j
A ten thousand dollar fire here to day.
W. J. McDiarmid's planing mills,
offices, lumber, etc, burned; loss
$5,000, partially insured. The Red
Springs Lumber Co, lost four cars of
lumber, the depot, and 200 worth of
freight. Loss, $1,000; not insured.
A. C. L. Railroad lost three fiat cars,
a water tank, and the damage to the
track caused two hours delay to the
trains. The fire caught from sparks.
FOR THE STANDARD BALE.
Galveston, Texas, May 5, 1899.
The Galveston Maritime Association
held a meeting yesterday and adopted
Jthe following :
Whereas. The cotton ginners con
vention which closed its annual meet
ing at Galveston May 3, 1899, adopted
a resolution that all cotton ginners in
the State of Texas be requested to re
model their boxes in which the square
bale of cotton is originally formed to
a standard size of 24 inches wide by
54 inches .long; and considering that
the. trade generally will be greatly
benefitted by having bales of uniform
size and increased density, therefore
Resolved, by the Galveston Mari
time Association, composed of the va
rious ship agents at Galveston, that
all ocean freight rates on cotton quoted
for shipments to be made on ana after
August 1st, 1899, shall be based upon
said standard bale, compressed to a
minimum density of .twenty-five (25)
pounds to the cubic foot, and that 10
cents per hundred pounds extra freight
will be charged on all bales of greater
dimensions or less density.
B. Adoue, President.
Geo. Anderson, Secretary.
NEW CROP COTTON.
Health Authorities Decided Yesterday to
Enforce it No Further.
The city health authorities yester
day decided that all possible dan
ger of a yellow fever epidemic
here by reason of contagion from
the infected district in Virginia
had passed, and accordingly the quar
antine was lifted and the officers
guarding the railroad approaches to
the city were ordered to be relieved of
further duty. They all returned to
the city yesterday and last night.
While at no time was there t reason
for serious alarm or necessity for a
stringent . quarantine, Chief Officer
Green has done efficient and faithful
service and the public is more than
ever of the opinion that Capt Green
is "the right man in the right place."
Something rather amusing occurred,
on the up trip of the steamer'Wilming
ton last Saturday afternoon. Three
ladies and two young gentlemen were
seated, forming a party, upon the up
per deck. The young ladies finally
engaged in singing when the two
young men joined in, one of the two
gentlemen making, probably for fun,
discordant notes, and finally turning
to one of the young ladies asked if she
had ever heard a billy goat sing, to
which she replied, "not until I heard
you a few moments ago." Passengers
near by who overheard it roared, while
the young man held for a time a carpet
bottom stool before his face. Sufficient
to say be was quiet for the remainder
of the trip.
The Scotland Hotel.
Attention is called to the advertise
ment of the Scotland Hotel in this issue
of the Star. The proprietress is the
wife of Capt. Irving Robinson, well
known to travellers and shippers of
this section as one of the most popular
steamboatmen who ever ran on the
Cape Fear river. Gibson, the new home
of Captain and Mrs. Robinson, is one
of the most flourishing and progressive
towns in the State, and all who visit it
are delighted with its people. Drunv
mers and the travelling public gener
ally who may favor the Scotland Hotel
with their patronage will find it a first
class house in every respect.
AGAINST PERPETUAL ROYALTY.
Fromthe Planter and Ginner. .
The boosters for the trust try to make
it appear always that the fight against
the trust is a fight against improved
methods, pure and simple. They also
speak of it as a fight against the prin
ciple of compression at the gin. - The
resolution introduced by Mr. Schaeff er
at the Galveston convention against
the Cole bill spoke of it as a bill aimed
at compression at the gin, when in fact
it was not so aimed but directed solely
against the perpetual royalty plan.
The resolution, as furnished the press
and -printed in various papers, said
nothing about the Cole bill being
aimed at gin compression. Who do you
suppose changed the wording of that
resolution, and why? It would be in
teresting to know.
ONEIDA ARRIVED YESTERDAY.
First Bale Sold in the State Received In
The first bale of new crop cotton re
ceived in Wilmington this season ar
rived yesterday over the W., C. & A.
railroad, and is consigned jo Mr. E.
Lilly, by The Hardison Company, of
Morven, N. C. The bale weighs 520
pounds, and was originally sold on
August 14th, as told in the Star's tele
graphic dispatches, at six and one-half
Mr. Lilly has thus far madsno dis
position of the cotton.
STANDARD BALE RESOLUTIONS.
FARMERS URGED TO ADOPT UNI
FORK! STANDARD FOR SftCABB
Cost of Change la Small and. Benefits
WtU Pay for the Expense in a Very
The following resolution was unani
mously, adopted at the Cotton Ex
change to-day, about twenty-five
members being present:
As the packing of square oaies oi
cotton has been done in boxes of ir
regular size and much oi it coverea
withugar sacks and patched bagging,
thereby rendering such irregularity
in size and covering unsatisfactory to
the planters and ginners of our tribu
tary country the importance of adopt
ing the 54x24 box, making uniform
packages of square bales. We also
recommend the use of two-pound bag
ging as a covering. . ..
This will give to the trade uniform
ity in the size of square balesr andV a
satisfactory covering, and will enable
the producers to get better net results
for their cotton. The cost of change
is small and the benefits to be derived
Big Excursion From Wilmington 5,000
People On Battle Uround Stirring
Music Beautiful Ceremonies.
General Good Time. -
The officers and members of the
Moore's Creek Battle Ground Associa
tion, the various committees and ladies
and gentlemen other than members.
who in any way participated in the
programme, abundantly j merit the
highest and most sincere congratula
tions upon the splendid success which
attended the celebration yesterday of
the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, so
gallantly fought by American patriots
under the leadership of Col. Lilling
ton, then of Wilmington, and Col.
Caswell, against the British and Tories,
commanded by General Donald Mc
Donald, on February 27th 1776.
It is estimated that 5,000 people as
sembled on this famous battle ground
to share the pleasures of the celebra
tion and pay reverent homage to the
'memory of those fearless patriots who
rallied to the colonial standard, boldly
and with signal success baffling a deep
laid plot on the part of the British to
cripple and crush the American Revo
lution by uniting the Tories and erst
while Scotch Highlanders with Lord
Corn wallis' army and thereby capture
and hold in check the South until the
colonies in the North were conquered.
Every one expected a big success to
be scored by the celebration, and the
Star is glad to report that the expecta
tions of the most sanguine were more
than realized in the rendition of the
programme, features of which were an
annual meeting of Moore's Creek
Monumental Association, stirring
music by the Second Regiment Band,
of Wilmington, tie address by R. G.
Grady, Esq., oJfBurgaw,! monument
decorating and .flag roising by a bevy
of young ladies representing the thir
teen original States, a sumptuous pic
nic dinner and barbecue, followed by
quite an en joyable dance j which con
tinued until a late hour last night.
The Wilmington Excursion. .
A train of seven coaches, bearing
probably 500 people, left the Front
street A. C. L. depot for the Battle
Ground a few minutes past 9 o'clock
yesterday morning, arriving at Currie,
the nearest station, about 10 o'clock.
Through the thoughtfulness of the
reception committee numerous con
veyances were in waiting to convey
the excursionists to the battle ground,
scarcely three-quarters of a mile away.
In this connection the Star represen
tative tenders thanks to Dr. Geo. F.
Lucas, who' kindly put his excellent
carriage at his disposal for driving to
and from the battle ground.
It was an imposing scene at the
battle ground, the vast crowd of people
moving hither and thither, hundreds
of them grouped about the historic
granite monument and the prettily
designed, and substantially constructed
new pavillion, both of which occupy
commanding positions, j
Business Meeting of Association.
It was 10.30 o'clock when the busi
ness meeting of the Moore's Creek As
sociation was called to order by Presi
dent James F. Moore, Capt. R. P.
Paddison, the regular secretary serv
ing in his official capacity.
Announcement was made by Capt.
Paddison and President Moore that an
appropriation of $100 fqr 1898, $100
for 1899 and an annual appropriation
of $50 thereafter has been made by
the State to the Association.
Dr. G. F. Lucas, Dr. E. Porter and
Bruce Williams, Esq., were appointed
by the President a committee to receive
certain relics which were brought to
the battle ground for presentation to
the Association, it being the purpose of
the Association to ultimately have a
museum on the grounds.
President Moore announced that the
Association had accumulated a debt of
$280 and requested all members to
some time during the day pay to Se
Eetary Paddison their $10 assessments
and receive certificates of indebtedness
for the same, the purpose of the Asso
ciation being to treat the matter as a
loan and refund it just as soon as the
affairs of the corporation will admit
of it. I
On motion of Dr.E. Porter, seconded
by Dr. G. F. Lucas, letters from the
Governors of the thirteen original
States, acknowledging the receipt of
invitations to attend and regretting
the impossibility of their being pres
ent, were ordered t spread upon the
President Moore announced that a
large' number of people wanted to
make small donations to the Associa
Had to Put to Sea to Escape Hurricane.
Passed a Derelict.
The Clyde steamship Oneida, Capt.
Staples, arrived in port yesterday
ibout 1 o'clock, having passed up
from Southport at 9.30 o'clock. The
steamer encountered the hurricane
three miles beyond Frying Pan light
ship and was compelled to put to sea
to escape the fury of the storm. Capt.
Staples says he had a rather rough ex
perience, but says his vessel has
proven itself to be admirably fitted
for rough seas,- and he steamed her
into port yesterday without the slight
est evidences of injury.
About sixty-five miles south by
southeast of Frying Pan shoals Capt.
Staples reports having passed a dere
lict anhooner with three masts, all her
sails having been, torn into shreds and
the vessel apparently deserted. The
wrpnired vessel, he savs. was painted
black, and could not, therefore, be the tio a d a tion by DJ Porter that
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the contributions, was
A Wrong Notion
I It is a mistake
to suppose that
1 baby must
i c ome with
great pain and
1 suffering. An
only use the
i wonderful lini
' to escape1 the
i dread, danger;
ana nervousness. wiuks
liniment for $1 a bottle, - wives are in- i
vltert to send for our free illustrated book.
It will tell them things they ought to know.
THS BRADFIKLD XXGULAXOB oa.,AUau, uA
The Association adjourned to meet
at Burgaw on Monday, August 28th.
A Beautiful Ceremony.
Immediately after the adjournment
of the business meeting; the Second
Regiment Band, of Wilmington;
struck up the stirring strains of "El
Capitan March," in time to which
thirteen of Pender county's fairest
and most graceful young ladies came
upon the pavillion, executing a beau
tiful drill and subsequently singing
with excellent effect the patriotic air
"America." Preceding the national
air a fervent prayer was offered by the
chaplain, Ret. Colin Shaw.
They were all attired alike in white
organdie costumes of exquisite pattern
with marseilles trimming and sashes
of red, white and blue. They wore
oxford cans, around the front of each
of which, in gold lettering,, was the
name of the State represented by the
young lady by whom it was worn.
They also carried a prettily wrought
garland of evergreens and' the
two in front, Miss Annetta Paddison
representing Virginia, and Miss Hya
cinthe Peterson representing New
Hampshire, carried between them an
evergreen hoop. Both the wreath and
the hoop were ; subsequently used by
the young ladies in decorating the
The beautiful ceremonies so well
rendered by the bevy of young ladies
representing the thirteen original
States were arranged under the direc
tion of Mrs. E. A. Hawes and the fol
lowing were the young ladies and the
States they represent:
Virginia, Miss Annetta Paddison;
South Carolina, Miss Meta Simpson;
North Carolina, Miss Thyra Lucas;
Georgia, Miss Berta Simpson; Mary
land, Miss Maggie Hawes; Delaware,
Miss 1 TT.nla RnntsaiiT 'NTanr T.Mnw
Miss Sena Herring; New York, Miss
Mary Lucas; Connecticut, Miss Mary
Styron ; Pennsylvania, Miss Lina Mc
Ausli t; Rhode Island, Miss Irene
bimpson ; New Hampshire. Miss Hva
cinthe Peterson; Massachusetts, Miss
Address of R. Q. Urady, Esq.
President Jas. F. Moore of tht
Monumental Association introduced
the orator of the day, incidentally ex
tending a welcome to the people. He
announced that Hon. Of B. Aycock,
of Goldsboro. had been invited to de
liver the. address but had taen obliged
to decline and thereafter introduced
R. G. Grady, Esq., whom he stated
had only known for a few hours be
fore that he was to perform this task.
Mr. Grady was cordially - greeted
and treated his vast audience to quite
an appropriate address, in which he
fluently reviewed the struggles of the
people in many ages of the world for
the establishment and maintenance of
liberty, and then presented in vivid
detail the most notable incidents of
the Moore's Creek Bridge battle, as
well as the incidents leading up to this
famous "clash at arms," concludinsr
with a beautiful tribute to the move
ment looking to the erection of monu
mets to the heroic dead.
The Star resrrets that demand for
space will not admit of the publica
tion of the speech in full.
Following the address there was an
appropriate selection by the band, fol
lowed by the rendering of "The Old
North State'," in which the whole
audience participated, being led by the
bevy of young ladies representing the
thirteen original States. The song con
cluded, the band rendered a march.
and the ladies went through another
difficult and very pretty drill, after
which the ladies marched from the
pavilion to the monument, about one
hundred feet away, which they twined
with the two seventeen-foot ever
green wreaths, ' securing them to the
top of the shaft by means of the ever
green hoop, used to such good advan
tage in the previous drill. An ever
green bearing the name "Grady," in
honor of John Grady, who was killed
during the battle, was also suspended
on the monument under which the re
mains of the dead hero lie buried.
The scene presented in decorating
the monument was especially attrac
tive, the beauty and appropriate cos
tuming of the thirteen young ladies
combining with the ceremonies and
drills rendered in completing a beau
tiful picture, snap spots of which
were eagerly sought and obtained by
professional and amateur photog
Unfurling the Flag.
Several feet to the north of the
monument was a flag pole more than
one hundred feet high and the young
ladies passed to this after encircling the
monument several times in graceful
drill in time to band music. Here,
with the assistance of several gentle
men they raised a large national flag.
the whilesinging "The Star Spangled
The Sumptuous Spread.
The flag raising concluded the ex
ercises of the day and feeding of the
multitude was the next thing in order.
This the good people of Pender did
most sumptuously and "to the queen's
taste." A table several hundred feet
long was improvised and upon this a
competent commmittee on dinner
spread. There was everything good
to eat including barbecue.
The following was the committee
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Woodcock. iMr.
and Mrs. D. J. Corbett, Mr. Frank
Sessoms. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hollins
worth. Dr. and Mrs. Geo. F. Lucas.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sidbury, Mr. and
ilira. O , x. j UJ jut, auu ma, tw. x miiW)
Mr. and Mrs.i W. F. Bell. Mr. and
Mrs. John Murphy. Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Lewis,. Mr. and Mrs. A. C.
Ward: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ab. . John
son, Mr. and Mrs. R. H Murphy, Mr.
and Mrs. J.-N. Henry, Mr. and Mrs.
James W. Colvin, Mr. and Mm. E. A.
Hawes. Mr. and Mrs. M M. Bullard,
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Herring, Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Mc
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JU.UUJTO, lUCi IU1U iUlO. JQL. U. X WUIWUi
Mr. and Mr. TJ. W. Corbett, Mr. and
Mrs. B. F. Keith, Mr. and Mrs. L.
Vollers, Mr. and Mrs. Wash. Henry,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woodcock.
' After dinner there was musie and
dancing all the afternoon. The Wil
mington excursionists left , at 6:10
o'clock, but the merry-making con
tinued until far into the night.
This report j would be incomplete
without the names of the marshals
and the committees on arrangements
and reception on duty during the
day. They are:
- Committee of Reception E. A.
Hawes, Dr. G. F. Lucas, R. G.
Grady, Dr. E. Porter, J. T. Foy.
Committee of Arrangements Mrs.
E. A. Hawes (chairman), W. F. Bell,
W. J. Holiingsworth, D. J. Corbett,
R. P. Paddison, B. F. Keith.
Marshals W. H. Alderman (chief),
W. R. Walker, J. H- Colvin, M. M.
Bullard, J. E. Henry, Joe A. John
son, C. C. Woodcock, Jno. R. Hawes,
Ed. Holiingsworth, J. J. Lucas, J. A.
Black, R. P. Paddison, D. J. Corbett,
Allen Keith, Dan Corbett.
Some Facta and Flrares Which Would
Seem to Support the Claim That It
la a Merciless Trust.;
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Correspondent at Yorkville, S. C.
(News and Courier) : The farmers of
York county do not take kindly to
the cylindrical cotton bale, and neither
do the ginners ss a rule. In fact there
is no probability that there will be
I more than one installed in a xork
' m . x il 1 f m
county gin nouse at we oeginning oi .
the season this Fall, and there is little
prospect of its being kept busy. The
farmers oppose it because they are not
willing to place themselves at the
mercy of what will, if schemes mate
rialize, prove to be the most merci
less trust ever organized in the
United States. . The proposition of the
representatives of the round bale peo
ple to pay 45 cents more per hundred
Kunds for cotton, packed in round
les than square is no inducement to
a farmer who has sufficient intelli
gence to make a very simple calcula
tion, . because the difference in the
cost and weight of the wrappings of ,
the square and round bales will actu- '
ally make 500 pounds of lint cotton
wrapped In the old standard style net
15 cents more than 500 pounds put up '
in the new style, and besides this
practically all the cotton sold in York
county during the past two seasons
was bought by cotton mills of this '
and neighboring counties, and the
farmers received, about 25 cents per
hundred more for it than could or
would have been paid by exporters.
The .farmers and ginner's object to
the string that is tied to the round
bale press. It is a well known fact
that they are not sold to the ginners,
but are installed on the following
terms: $500 to be paid or due when
the press is put in. The ginner is then .
allowed to pack 1,000 bales, weighing .
250 pounds each and for each bale
over that number he is to pay the
owners of the press a royalty of 50
cents. An ordinary double box square
press can be bought for $350 and the
farmers and ginners think the cylin
drical press should be sold outright at
about tbb same price. The cotton
raisers of the South are heavily bur
dened now and it is to be hoped that
they will not stick their heads in the
new sugar coated noose offered by the
round bale people.
FIVE LIVES COST.
Schooner Wrecked On the North Carolina
Coast Only Three of the Crew
I Were Saved.
Bv Teiunrapb to tne Mornlntt Star. "
Norfolk. Va., August 16. Local
Weather Observer Gray received a
dispatch from Kitty Hawk, N. C, to
night, stating that the three-masted'
schooner Aaron Keppard, Uaptain
Wessell, lumber laden, from Savan
nah to . Philadelphia, was totally
wrecked off Gull shoals, on the North
Carolina coast, to-day. The schooner
had been in distress nearly all day. and
went to-pieces toward night. A Liire
Saving crew from the Gull Shoals Life
Saving station was sent to rescue the
schooner's crew, but of the eight men
only three were saved. It is not known
whether or not Captain Wessell was
one of those lost.
The wind reached a velocity of sixty
miles an hour along the coast here to
day. Some of the regular passenger
and freight steamers scheduled to
leave this port to-day did not venture
on their voyage.
LIKE THE FOX.
From the Planter and Ginnerl
One thine at the Galveston conven
tion that struck me as peculiar f was
the fact that the ginners who had
round bale presses tridd to make such
brave talks for them, and yet not one
among tnem said ne naa iouna ma
press profitable. They seemed to be
like the fox, who, having had" his tail
pinched off in a crack, wanted all the
rest of the foxes to have theirs pinch
ed off not because he had enjoyed it,
but because he didn't want to be
the only fox who had gotten his
tail pinched. While one of those
round bale ginners was speaking, and
struggling like a young lawyer with a
bad case to make the best argument he
could, a member sitting behind me re
marked to the man next to him : "That
fellow puts me in mind of the fellow
that had the runaway bull by the tail.
He thought if he let go the bull would
hook him to death, and knew if he held
On the bull would run him to death." l
thought the illustration very apt, but I
believe the ginner wouio? oe sater to
trust taldnsr the arreat trust by the
horns than in swinging onto its tail.
PARKER ROSE MARRIAGE.
Smithfikld, N. C, August 16. The
Presbyterian Church at this place was
the scene of a a lovely marriage at 1
o'clock this afternoon. The parties
who pledged their fortunes at love's
shrine were Prof. Virgil O. Parker
and Miss Annie Lee Rose, both of
Promptly at the hour appointed the
bridal party were ushered in by Messrs.
Thos. J.l Lassiter aid Allen K. Smith,
the wedding march being skillfully
rendered by Miss Nellie Lunceford, of
The decorations around the church
were profuse and tasteful all that
kind friends could do to make the
scene one of loveliness. The bride en
tered leaning on the arm of her uncle
Mr. Edgar R. Northam, of Raleigh,
who gave her away; the grom entered'
with his brother, Chas. J. Parker, Esq.,
late Secretary of the N. C. Teachers'
Assembly. As the bridal party met
at the altar the' impressive ceremony
which made the happy couple one, was
performed by the Rev. R. W. Hines,
of the Presbyterian Church. After
the marriage Mr. and Mrs. Parker im
mediately left by the Coast line for
Wake county, where they will spend
some days at the home of Mr. Parker's
father, after which they will be at
home in Smithfield. ,
Both parties are well known in this
section and number ; their friends by
Prof. Parker, who for several years
has been professor of Latin and Greek
in Turlington Institute, Smithfield, N.
(T. is a teacher who stands high in his
profession. Miss Rose has held sev
eral important positions as teacher in
the State, among them one in Wil
mington. Her many personal charms
as well as her usual mental endow
ments are such as to elicit the admira
tion of all who know her.
The writer joins their host of friends
here in the wish that life to them may
be one grand sweet song.
Frying Paa Lifht Ship.
Nothing definite was heard yester
day from Frying Pan . light ship,
which, as stated in yesterday's Star,
is thought to have been driven from
her anchorage by the West India hur
ricane, j Capt B. W.. Brown, Quaran
tine Officer at Southport, from whom
the last Information, was sought by
Collector Dancy. telegraphs that the
pilots have no information concerning
the vessel. ' The Charleston papers of
yesterday surmised that she had broken
from her moorings and was moving
down the coast toward that city. .