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THE BRITISH AND THE BOERS.
Tho friction between the British
and tho Boers is not of modem
origin but goes back moro than a
hundred years. Tho Dutch were
the first to! establish a colony in
South Africa and Capetown was a
Dutch possession for more than 150
years when the English captured
and took possession of it in 1806.
The founders of the Transvaal Re
public are the descendants of the
Dutch Capetown colonists and they
d'i3tnut andldisliko the British to
day quite as much as their ancestors
did more than a hundred years ago.
The Boeis (which is the Dutch word
for farmers) were then as they are
now a pastoral people, more' devoted
to farming and their flocks and
herds than to trafficking for gain,
and there was little if anything in
common between thorn and their
British rulers, whom they regarded
as oppressors and hated. Abou
iS34 -they resolved to sever their
connection with the British; to get
from under their rule; and therefore
they "trekcd," or migrated into
Zululand, where they- purchased
land and. established a settlement,
but had to fight for ill after
wards and secure title with their
Bhot guns. Within ten years the
English nicked a quarrel with them,
into the Orange Free State, in 1843.
But the English followed them
there, there was more fighting and
' in IS 48 they: moved again, crossed
the river Vaal, and established the
Transvaal Republic. They had
trouble with the surrounding tribes
andJ.his tho British made an ex
cuse to follow them again, which
they did and intervened in 1S77
and raised the British flag in the
Republic. The Boers did not sub-
quietly but marshalled
fought several battles
and at Majuba Hill, in 1881 under
Gen. Joubert, thrashed the British
badly. This led to negotiations
which resulted in peace under a
By the treaty of 1884 the protec
torate wa3 abolished, and it was jjro
of , State necessity to secure the
establishment of a home plant,
which could be relied upon to fur
nish ammunition in case of need.
As to the franchises given for the
construction and operation of rail
roads these were given before the
discovery of gold in workable quan
tities, and when there was little en
couragement for the building of
railroads and little prospect of their
paying the builders. Theholders
Of the franchises doubtless took ad
vantage of their opportunity in the
traffic created by the gold discov
eries and the consequent increase
of population, but having the law
on, their aide" the Republic can't
very well prevent this, even if there
were a disposition to put the brakes
on the railroads.
Attention is called to the fact that
tho ckmor was raised for some
of these reforms after steps had been
taken by the Government of the Re
public to institute reforms, the ob
ject of the clamorers being to force a
conflict which would give an excuse
for overthrowing the Republic and
establishing British rule. This was
part j of the programme in the
Jameson raid two years' ago, the Ob
ject of hich was to precipitate a
revolution " which would put the
Government in the hands of the
Outlanders, most' of whom, as we
have said, are English- The trial in
England of these raiders was a mere
farce. Jameson was regarded as a
hero, and Cecil Rhodes, the princi
pal plainer of the raid was the
boon companion of Prince of
Wales and other notables while he
was in England, to which he had
been snnmoned as a witness.
The Outlanders may have some
grievances, but they .have none that
are sufficient to put them in the po
sition of martyrs. Their principal
complaint is thaft they have not the
right to make the laws under which
they live, and take practical posses
TO CORNER THE GREENBACKS.
, The United States Comptroller of
the' Currency, who has been in Chi
cago recently, has been giving his
views as to the probable currency
legislation by the next Congress.
Among other things he is quoted as
"It is my opinion that Congress at
the next session will pass the House
Caucus bill now in the hands of the
Senate Finance Committee, which em
bodies the President's recommendation
on a gold reserve fund. Under this
bill from $125,000,000 t6 $150,000,000
in gold will be set aside as a fund for
the redemption of greenbacks. The
effect of this will be to place about
$135,000,000 between us and the dan
ger of trouble. It amounts to putting
the currency of the country on a gold
basis, and cannot be construed in any
other way. It is not a contraction of
the currency or a retirement of green
backs, as some Democrats argue, be
cause for every greenback turned into
the Treasury equivalent in gold will
be issued and put into circulation."
This is practically getting into
line with those who have been clam
oring rfor the retirement- of the
greenbacks. Tho intention v doubt
less is, if Congress provides for this
increased gold redemption fund, to
lock up the redeemed greenbacks,
to keep on redeeming and locking
up until the greenback has practi
cally disappeared from circulation.
The absurdity in the concluding
statement that this redemption will
not result in a contraction of the
currency because for every green
back turned into the Treasury its
equivalent in gold will be issued and
put into circulation, is too apparent
to deceive any one. Where does
the Treasury get its gold? Msn'tit
from money paid in from customs,
duties, excise taxes, &c, and doesn't
this come out of the volume in cir
culation? And.when money that is in
circulation is paid out for other
money that is in circulation and that
money is locked up, isn't that a con
traction of the- currency to that .ex
tent? As the law how stands the
Treasury is required to re-issue the
A NEW ENTERPRISE.
Acme Tea Chest Company,
Glasgow, Will Locate Sup
ply Office Here.
EXTENSIVE TIMBER PURCHASE
DEATH OF CAPTAIN J. W. DICKSEY.
sion -'of the-country into which they greenbacks taken in by the Treasury,
went as adventurers m quest of
gold, and thu3 do by their ballots
what they had previously done three
times with bullets. Mindful of
this and distrustful of the English
the Boers by legislative safeguards
have endeavored to keep the gov
ernment in their own hands, just as
the native American . party once
tried to do in this country when it
but it is quite evident that there is
no intention , to re-issue those"re
deemed under the contemplated
scheme unlessnacessity compel it.
A SPLENDID PRODUCTION.
The industrial edition of the Ra
leigh Neios and Observer just issued
is one of the most colossal, compre-
proposed to prevent foreigners from bensive and complete productions of
becoming voters andaa was after- I tnat kind - ever
waWla Anna in t.ViA naaaftcrp of thft I btate. It IS a
c o -
undertaken in this
paper, or rather
mit to this
vided that no treaty could be
made between the Republic and
other countries without the ap
proval of the British Government.
The object of this, of course, was
to prevent the Republic from form-.
ing treaties! with other oountriss
that might be ormight become hos
tile to Great Britain, and allies of
the Boers in the event of trouble.
They might have gone on peace-
f ullyon this basis had it not been
for tho discovery ofgold in suffi
cient quantity to give a great stimu
lous to fortune hunting, and cause
immigration of thousands; of adven
turers, the large majority of whom
were English. With prospecting
and development, these mines be
came a center of attraction and of
speculation, and hundreds of . mil
lions of dollars were ' made out of
them, the demand for stock in them
amounting to a craze for several
years in Ensrland. The result of all
this was "that the city of Johannes
burg became practically an English
city, though under Boer rule.
Englishmen are nothing if not as
sertive and aggressive: They soon
began to complain of discrimination
against them and to clamor for con
cessions. They protested against
"taxation without representation,
against lack! of schooling facilities
for their children, against the Dutch
language being the official language
of the! Republic, insisting that the
English should be equally recog
nized. In addition to this they dfe
manded more representation ixTtJie
Volksraad, the abolition of the mo-,
nopoly. which controlled the sale and
manufacture of powder and other
explosives, and of the railroad mo
nopoly. The "Volksraad listened -to
some of these complaints, did agree
to some concessions in the matter of
representation in the Volksraad, but
not to such an extent as to make it
- practicable for the Outlanders, most
of whom (not counting the native
Africans) were Englishmen, to se
cure control of the Volksraad. But
they didn't concede enough to . sat
isfy the clamorers. They modified
the monopoly in explosives.
In the def enco of the Republic it
is said that the charter was given
the dynamite company as a matter
Chinese exclusion act to protect
the Pacific Stages from being even
tually dominated by Mongolians.
The English are not Mongolians, of
course, but the Boers have no more
love for them than a San Francisco
sandlotter has for a Chinaman.
The present friction between the
oers and the English is simply the
re-assertion of the old conflict and
the determination of the English to
rne the Boers, made the stronger
by the rich gold finds, and the desire
of the Englishmen to gain undisput
ed control OTer these, which they feel
competent to do in fighting a people
so much weaker than they are. It
is Bimply another game of grab in
which the British people are yery
far! from being united, And for which
many of them hold Lord Churchill,
andhis asso ciates in the scheme of
i NEARING THE END.
- It is now thought "that the Drey
fug court martial? burlesque will be
concluded some time next week.
How it -can conclude without the
acquittal of the accused it is utter
ly impossible to conceive, if the
court decides in acoordance with
the testimony given. No court
with a scintilla of respect for itself
or regard for. justice could be-influenced
by the evidently con
cocted, wholesale lying and perr
iured testimony for the prosecu
tion, the falsehood and perjury in
much of which were clearly shown
upon the trial.
In their desperation at last, after
haviner asserted and sworn that
Dreyfus was the guilty man when
it : was shown beyond reasonable
doubt that Esterhazy was, they tried
to make Dreyfus an accomplice of
Esterhazy, a man he 'didn't know
and had never met. The whofe
scheme of conspiracy has been for
some time so apparent as to create
universal disguat,b and wonder why
any.court not utterly lost to decency,
Bhould not quash the wnole pro
rtfifidino'. dron :the curtain oh the
shameful burlequpologize to the
accused and turn hinvl0086-"
quitted and vindicated man, avic
tirnof one of the basest and most
malicious conspiracies ever concocted
in France or any dther country.
At one of the Summer resorts in
Michigan recently forty couples
from Chicago were publicly mar
ried iii one day, the inducement
being that a festival which was be
inff held, to draw a crowd, adver
tised that the licenses would be paid
for and the services oi a minister
given gratis. . Forty Chicago con
ti tnnV ad vantage of it and were
book, of the News and Observer size,
containing 217 pages, neatly covered,
giving a comprehensive yiew of the
industrial movement throughout the
State, and bringing prominently be
fore the reader the rapid growth
and substantial progress of the in
dustrial centers such as Wilmington,
Charlotte, Asheville, Greensboro,.
Winston, Raleigh and other cities
concerning which it presents facts
and figures of much value and very
interesting. The illustrations show
ing buildings and industrial plants,
with the numerous pictures, and
biographic sketches of prominent
eitizens form a very attractive and
interesting feature of this publica
tion, which in this and in other re
spects is superior to anything of the
kind ever issued in this State. It
required no little enterprise and cour
age to undertake such a work,; and
with this a stupendous amount of
labor io compile and present it in
such intelligible form. The success
and cleverness with which this has
been done, reflects no- little credit
on the publishersjnd compilers, but
also on the State, of whose progress
it is a splendid exhibit.
Nearly Tea Thousand Acres Acquired in
Bladen and Pender Counties May
Lease Old C. P. & Y. V. Termini.
SJeamer Line to Scotland.
The Acme Tea Chest Company, 'of
Glasgow, Scotland, with Mr. p. Stuart
Brown as managing director and Mr.
Will L. Miller, of Memphis, Tenn., as
local manager, have decided to locate
headquarters for America in this city
and will open an office here.
'Mr. Miller, the local manager, has
for some months -been looking over
the territory, bordering on the Gulf
and Atlantic- coast for a point possess
ing the best possible advantages for
supply of timber, gum and other woods,
such as are iwaated for manufacture
and for a good and convenient harbor
for ocean steamers, as the company
proposes to operate a line of vessels
for the transportation of the , raw ma
terial from this port. After; Visiting
all the ports from New Orleans around
the coast to this city the company has
finally decided to locate its business in
Mr. Miller has been quietly at work
up the Cape Fear river, buying lands
and making other arrangements, for
the past several months, and in con
versation with a Star representative
yesterday, said that he had acquired
by purchase some twenty-five miles of
river front lying along the east bank
of the river, covering a territory in
Bladen and Pender counties sufficient
to give them a supply of timber for
some years to come. He has in all
about seventy-five million feet of
stumpage. His purchases will aggre
gate about 10,000 acres. '
The Acme Tea Chest Company, at
present, has a large factory in opera
tion at Glasgow, manufacturing tea
chests of veneering, gum and other
woods; yery thin, betffz cemented
crosswise, making a very light and
substantial package. ThoAcme peo
pie have also been recently experi
menting with cement processes and
machinery until they now, have a
very complete plant in Scotland, and
Mr. Miller says, in the near future,
they expect to establish a plant of
some kind here.
Arrangements have about been con
summated for a lease of the old Cape
Fear and Yadkin Valley terminal at
Point Peter, and Mr. Miller says he
expects to begin cutting logs this
week. These logs will be brought to
the terminal for the present until a
cargo is accumulated, which will be
about November 1st At that time he
expects to have a steamer from Glas
gow for them, and other steamers to
follow every sixty days as the busi
ness progresses- They will also carry
yght freight for outside parties, and
if freight can be secured sufficient to
warrant it,a faster schedule will be in
augurated. Mr. Miller has been supplying the
factory at Glasgow for the past eight
months from Norfolk, but he. says the
harbor charges, lighterage, etc , were
very excessive, and in consequence of
that he came to Wilmington where
thisexpense is eliminated, as steamers
can be loaded from the terminal.
Mr, Brown, the managing 4irector,
was in Wilmington a few weeks since
and went over the groundwith Mr.
Miller. He expressed himself as. well
pleasedwith the many advantages of
the port and did not hesitate in loca
ting his supply office here.
Mr. Miller is no novice at the lum
ber and veneering business, but is
perfectly familiar with all branches of
of the work and might be aptly termed
a veteran-lumberman. He and family
will reside in Wilmington.
Died at His Home On Front Street Last i
Nlght The Funeral.
At his home in this city. No. 815
South Front street, last night at 9:30
o'clock, Capt. J. W. Dicksey died at
the advanced age of 82 years, after a
- He was remarkably strong for a
man of his years and had been con
fined to his room for only one week.
The attending physicians trace his
death to heart failure.
Capt.- Dicksey is survived by a sor
rowing wife, five sons, Capt. P. T.
Dicksey ,""of the government dredge
boat General Wright ; Mr. W. J.
Dicksey, of South Washington ; Messrs.
Geo. H , William and A. H. Dicksey,
of this city, and one daughter, Mrs.
Phil Shea,' of Richmond" Va.
. For many years before the civil war,
Capt. Dicksey was master and jpilo ea .
several of the river boats plying be
tween Wilmington and Fayetteville
and was later harbor master of this
port He entered the war and served
valiantly as ensign of the Cape Fear
Riflemen, stationed at Fort Caswell and
later he was Sergent in Moore's Light
Battery, where also served with dis
tinction. During his declining years,
he has not been so actively engaged,
but has at different times held respon
sible positions in he river shipping
The funeral will be from the resi
dence at 4 o'clock this afternoon , and
the interment will be at Oakdale
LOCAL SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.
SENSATION AT GREENVILLE.
Pistol Fired at District Attorney Bernard
by B. S. Sheppird Bernard Ran.
Special Star Telegram.
Greenville, N. C", September 2.
United States District Attorney C.
M. Bernard, of the Eastern'North Car
olina district, has been in Greenville
the past two days. This evening.be
was at the depot expecting to take the
7 o'clock train for Kinstom . Mr. B. S.
Sheppardr was also at the depot and
seeing Bernard, remarked: "You
dd scoundrel, yoiuruined my home."
At the same instant he drew a pistol
and fired at Bernard. The ball missed,
and Bernard ran in the . waiting-room
at the depot, closing the door after
him . While Sheppard was trying to
get in the door, Bernard j jumped out
of a window, got in a buggy, drove
rapidly down town,, and swore out a
peace warrant against Sheppard. The
matter is being much discussed by citi
zens on the streets to-night. Public
sympathy is with Sheppard. '
MURDER TRIAL AT SMITHFIELD.
The Tide Has Turned They Say
and the Prisoner Cannot
Be Convicted. -
EVIDENCE OF M LA M0TTE.
Large Tramp Steamers for Export Cotton
Trade Are Arriving Other News.
The British steamship South Africa,
of 2,213 tons burthen, Capt. Dobson, ar
rived from St. Lucia via New York
yesterday morning and will load with
cotton for Liverpool or Bremen at the
Several other steamers are expected
to arrive during the next week or two
on a similar mission. Among them
are the British steamship Chatburn,
1,225 tons, Capt Douglas, which
cleared from Teneriffe August 26th;
the British steamship Lord Kelvin,
2,232 tons, Capt. Steele, from Shields,
having passed Dover August 11th, and
the British steamer Velleda, 1,648 tons,
Capt. Rulluch, which sailed from St.
Michael August 25th. The Norwegian
steamship Aquila, 1,407 tons, Capt.
Andersen, is also bound for this port,
having passecLLizard August 15th.
m n . 1 J T T
une iojiowing scnooners uu unga
are in port at New York bound for
Brig Caroline Gray, 289 tons,
Meader, Smith, Gregory & Co.
Brig if. C. Haskell, 299 tonf, Wing
field, Smith, Greeory fc Co.
Schooner Flora Morang, 242 tons,
Henderaon, arrived August 27th, from
Schooner Chas. H. Sprague, 260
tons, Harper, J. H., Cox & Co.
Brnnswick Tobacco Growers.
A correspondent of the Star writing
from Phoenix, N. C, says that thr
"Brunswick County Tobacco Grower's
ABsnnifttinn" will be organized at that
place on Tuesday, September itn.
Several prominent tobacconists from
the State are expected to deliver ad
dresses and a large crowd is expected.
The - committee of arrangements are
contemplating giving a big barbecue
and pic-nic in honor of the occasion
and the co-operation of the people is
asked in support of the movement
Tobacco growing is rapidly increasing
in the coast counties and the yield will
be larger this year than ever before.
Mr. Wm. J. Poeue is the moving
spirit in the organization of growers
and information regarding same may
be had by addressing him.
Negro Convicted of Killing Young White
f Man Criminal Court.
Smithfield, N.J3., Sept 2.'
The negro, Tom Smith, ! who killed
Charles Cawthorne, a young white
man, near Selma, on the 26th of last
December, was tried here this week.
The trial began Thursday and the
case was given to the jury late yester
day afternoon. This morning when
court reconvened the jury ! brought in
a verdict of murder in the first degree.
The nrisoner was ably defended by
Col. Thomas M. Argo. iThe State's
side of the case -as very ably pre
sented by Hon. E. W, Pou, the popu
lar . solicitor of the Fourth district,
ably assisted by Col. John A. Warren
of the Smithfield bar". j
Six prisoners have been sentenced
to the nenitentiarv. each for a six
year's term. They were convicted of
larceny. . j
Tont Smith will - be sentenced this
afternoon, after which the court will
TELLS DREADFUL STORY.
Maj. Hartmann Concluded His Testimony,
Practically Uncontested, in Favor of
v Dreyfus Gonse Disconcerted.
Roget's Attempted Reply. - -
By Cable to the Morning star.
Rennes, September 2. Elation is
the only word that expresses the feel
ings of the Dreyfusards as to to day's
proceedings. The tide has turned at
last they say, and Dreyfus cannot be
condemned after the evidence civen
this morning. The spirits of the Drey
fusards are quite mercurial. "Every
day since the opening of the trial has
seen them rise or fall ; recently they
have been-falling heavily, the close of
tue morning sessions generally find
ing them in anxious conversation, ac
companied by! ominous shaking of
their heads. To day's buoyancy, there
fore, is all the more noteworthy. Yes
terday was a fairly good day, but to
day's session, they claim, .puts the
verdict out of doubt and the judges
must acquit Dreyfus.
in shaking" thewitness' testimony, '
while Defond Lamotte took the unpre
cedented course of actually question
ing General Rozet and getting the bet-
ter of him once or twice. Thstwo
men .stood exchanging heated argu-,'
ments, totally ignoring ColonelJou
aust, who was twice obliged to ask
them not to speak at each other and (
to remain calm. General Roget es- .
pecially was excited, particularly when'
he found he was making no impres
sion on his opponent who, on .the
contrary,- scored on him. Roget was
unused to this treatment, as hitherto
he has had his own way and been al
lowed to bully witnesses.
Finally, on Roget declaring that
Dreyfus might have written, "I am
going to the manoeuvres," because be
could have asked special permission,
which is invariably granted, M. De
mange asked him if there was any
proof that Dreyfus' did ask such per
mission.. To this Roget replied: "I
do .not know; no trace has been found
of his application." This answer
brought a chorus of "Ohl" from the
audience, because had Dreyfus asked,
traces would easily have been forth
Roget then said Dreyfus might have
asked verbally, in which case no trace
of the application could be found.
"Quite so," 'rejoined M. Demange,
but the head of the bureau could be
asked whether such request was made. .
This practically ended the session,
which was one of the most interesting
and undeniably the most favorable to
Dreyfus yet held. The military wit
nesses followed the evidence with all
eyes and ears, exchanging confidences,
which, judging from the expression on
their faces were evidently far from
Paris, September 2. -La Lanterne
to day says that Colonel Schneider, the
Austrian military attache here, has
telegraphed to the Austrian charge
d'affaires to ask General Roget if the
reference made to him by Roget in his
reply to Picot's testimony in the Drey
fus court martial was intended as an
insult If it was, then the charge
d'affaires, on behalf of Schneider, was
to demand an apology from General
Roget or satisfaction by arms.
A QUESTION OF BALES.
Snrvlvors of a Norwegian Bark Adrift on
a Raft Cast Lots As to Which
Should Be Eaten.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
- Charleston, S. C, Sept. 2. The
British- steamer Woodruff, Captain
Milbrun, arrived from Hamburg to
day. August 31st two hundred and
fifty miles south of Charleston, the
Woodruff picked up Maurice Ander
son and Goodmund Thomasen, survi
vors -of the Norwegian Ibark Drot,
wrecked August 15th off the Florida
COast- Th itaa bemud t vom Pas.
cagoula to Buenos Ayres.' Anderson
is a raving maniac and his: companion
is shockingly mutilated from bites of
the crazed man. Thomasen tells a
dreadful story. The captain of the
Drot and seven seamen were swept
overboard and lost in the recent West
Indian hurricane. The i mate and
seven other men put to sea on a raft
made from decking. The rart parted
soon after, and the mate and one man
were separated from the others. The
mate's companion was landed at Phil
adelphia by the German steamer Ti
tania on August 22d. He stated that
the mate committed suicide.
Of the six men on the other part of
Major Hartmann, of the artillery,
occupied nearly half the session with
the conclusion of his expert evidence
to the effect that Dreyfus as an artil
lery officer would not have displayed
such ignorance regarding the guns
and brakes as was shown in the bor
dereau, while the other subjects of the
bordereau were matters upon which
any officer should inform himself.
Major. Hartmann's testimony prac
tically stood uncontested, as neither
General Deloye nor General Mercier,
who replied, refuted any material
M. Havet, a member of the institu
tion, then entered upon the grammati
cal aspect of the bordereau and in.
vigorous but eloquent language de
voted himself to showing that the con
struction of the bordereau bristled
with strong and, in his opinion, con
clusive marks of Esterhazy's handi
work, while the phraseology bore jio
resemblance to Dreyfus' style.
The next stage of the proceedings
was the reading of the Gonse-Picquart
correspondence, exchanged at the
time Colonel Picquart suspected Es
terhazy and. wanted General Gonse
to probe the matter to the bottom.
This brought M Labor! to the front,
and in a series of questions he brought
out sharply . before the court the
machinations of which Colonel Pic
quart was the victim at the hands of
the major from the moment he showed
a desire to thoroughly sift the matter.
M. Labori for the the first time got
General Gonse to admit that he
ordered ilie tampering wim ntuaxt-a
letters, in order, as he said, to ascer
tain Picquart's doings while he was
chief of the intelligence bureau. A
little later M. Labori evidently dis
concerted General Gonse,or the latter
blurted out that Lieutenant Colonel
Henry committed his forgery in order
to have fresh nroofs against Dreyfus.
The audience smiled audibly at . the
General Gouse then added: "But it
was unnecessary, since the diplomatic
dossier contained incriminating docu
ments, with 'Dreyfus' written in full."
General Gonse apparently meant me
Panizzardi dispatch, which has already
been ruled out of court,
TIB tfj llU
the rart one became crazea irom ex- , M L b . tested indignantly, ex
posure and jumped into the sea Two AMn.ere u no such docu
ment," and then asked General Gonse
to enumerate the documents to which
he alluded. f
Colonel Jouaust president of the
If Henry Lusher, of Covington,
Kentucky, gets well he should have
his dreaming apparatus repaired.
The other night v he dreamed ther
were two burglars in his room. He
jumped up, seized a chair and began
to belabor . hi3 room-mate who was
sleeping soundly. The room-mate
considerably battered jumped up
andJ;ook refuge under a table, when
Lusher ran out of the room brand
ishing his chair, fell down stairs,
breaking both legs, one arm and
three ribs. He'll kill himself some
time if he doesn't tone down on his
dreaming. - '
Captain Miller, of the steamer
Holly Rood, who has just arrived at
New York from Manila, says tne
disagreements : between Gen. Otis
and Admiral Dewey were.the talk of
the town. Otis wouldn't do any
thing Dewey wanted done and Dewey
wouldn't do anything Otis wanted
done. Dewey probably took Otis'
measure and sized him up before he
had been there long. '
END OF THE COTTON SEASON.
WhangjEni Soo got a notion into
his head that the throne of Corea
was his, hut he wa3 very soon cured
of it, for they caught him and cut
his head off. They use some very
forcible arguments over in that
eonntry sometimes. y
The Berlin authorities are level
headed, in forbidding collections
among the school children for mis
oinnarv or other purposes, on the
tfablicly married on the veranda of ground t they -aFe- a burden to
Sue of the hotels, JJJ parents and cause ill-feeling " among
bus mess for the Chicago, divorce p
mills. - r -r
Receipts During Last Year Not Discourag
ing to Business Men A Statement.
Yesterday was the last day of the
1898-99 cotton season, and receipts in
the future will, according to the long
established custom, be reckoned from
September 1st ' CoL Cantwell, secre
tarybf the Produce Exchange, labored
faithfully yesterday and broke all pre
vious records of his twenty odd years'
experience as secretary of that organ
ization by having all his reports post
ed for the inspection of members at
6.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
The comparative "statement of re
ceipts for the month of August are
published in the commercial columns
of the Stab this morning, and below
is added the receipts of the entire cot
ton season for the last fiscal year with
those of preceding years since 1890 :
1895-96 , H5'E
1894 95. . . . i I......... .234,621
1891-92. ...... :.....-
The receipts for the 1898-99 season
are the heaviest in" the history of the
port, with the exception of the preced
ing season when an unprecedented
large yield .was made in the territory
contiguous to Wilmington. - The re
port is a very favorable one and Bhows
. steady increase for the past ten years
in the cotton trade at this port. , "
Three hundred "and eighty-two
was the number of; bales of new crop
cotton on the market yesterday. The
buUx of the receipts continue to come
via the W., C. & A. railroad. The
market is steady at 5 ft cents.'
To Have a System of Waterworks
Special Star Telegram.
Wadesboeo, N. C, August 3L
A municipal election was held in this
place to-day upon the question of
issuing bonds to the extent of twenty
five thousand dollars for the purpose
of erecting and maintaining a system
of waterworks and electric lights. The
measure carried by a majority of one
hundred and twenty-one of the polled
votes. . '
Wadesboro will soon be equipped
and fitted with these modern conven
iences and the major part of her citi
zens contemplate the new venture
with much pride and gratification.
Transferred to Wilmington.
Mr. Cobart Brand, of Sumter, S.
C., has been transferred from the ser
vice of the Atlantic Coast Lineat
Ashley Junction to the general
office in this city. He has been as
signed to duty in the train dispatcher's
office. He is a brother of Mr. JjN.
Brand, the clever' and efficient chief
clerk in the office of Superintendent
The Stab with pleasure this morning
directs the attention of its readers to
the new advertisement of the Sneed
Fuller Co., successors to the Sneed
Company proprietors of the well
known furniture establishment on
corner Second . and Market streets.
The gentlemen comprising the new
firm are enterprising business mien of
experience in the furniture line, arid
with a large stock of all the new up-to-
date fancies and novelties at reason
able prices, they ask for the patronage
of the public. Their stock is already
as large if not the largest in the city
and invoices aof new goods are con
stantly arriving. ,
others, exhausted from suffering, fell
overboard and were lost i Anderson,
Thomasen and a German seaman drew
lots as to which should be eaten, as
none of them had had k mouthful
since thev took to the raft. The lot
fell to the German. He i was killed
and the blood was sucked from his
veins by the two survivorsi
Soon after Anderson lost his reason
and savagely attacked his i only com
panion. Thomasen's breast and face
were bitten in several places, chunks
of good size being torn out
Both men are now at the city hos
pital and the Norwegian.consuhas
taken the ease in hand, Thomasen is
a native of Stevenger, Norway.
A TENNESSEE TRAGEDY.
Mormon Elders Mobbed Young Woman
Shot and Killed Man Who Did the
Shooting Committed Suicide.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Chattanooga, Sept 2. Wednes
day night six Mormon elders were
conducting a meeting in a school
house at Pine Bluff, Stewart county,
Tennessee, when the building was
stormed by a mob of over a hundred
men. Eggs and rocks were thrown
through the windows and the building
almost entirely, demolished. Those
present fled to save their lives, as
bullets commenced to strike the build
ing thick and fast Miss May Harden,
a popular young oman of the place,
walked between Elders Olson and
Petty, with a view to checking the
work of the mob. While the trio
passed down the road shots were fired
1mm ambush, and she was hit by a
ball and almost instantly killed. Her
brothers vowed they would avenge
the crime and after the first excite
ment died out secured bloodhounds
and placed them on the: trail of .the
Ttnrton Vinson, a prominent young
farmer and superintendent of I a Sun
day school, wrote a confession,' stating
that he had killed the girlL but that it
was an accident and that he wished to
rid himself .of remorse of conscience.
Shortly after the confession the blood
hounds trailed to his home. Vinson
turned, picked up a knife and cut his
throat, almost at the same instant
sending a bullet through his brain.
His family ana tne omcer s posse wit
nessed the suicide. I
m m m
Two Cuban editors at Santiago will,
it is expected, fight a duel to-day , or
Monday, in consequence ox auterences
regarding certain questions arising
from the election of the city council.
The first of the formal trial races be
tween the ColCmbia and Defender yes
terday for the purpose of selecting a
vacht to sail against tne snamrocK in-
defence of America's cup, resulte m
a decisive victory: for tne uoiumoia
court martial, however, declined to
put the. question, whereupon M
T,hori said he reserved to himself the
right to submit a formal application
for these documents. '
In Favor of Dreyfus. T
Then came the leading witnels of
the day, M. Defond Lamotte, a proba
tioner contemporaneously with- Drey
fus, who is now a civil engineer and
has no reason to fear the wrath of the
military clique. I The witness opened
by declaring that, despite the fact
that he had a, brother in the garri
son at Rennes, he came to tell
what he knew in favor of Dreyfus,
and. he proceeded to make a state
ment, which, according to the Drey
fusards, practically decides the case.
First he recalled the fact that a circu
lar was sent to the probationers on
May 14th, 1894, informing them that
they must not go to tne manoeuvres,
thus showing that the man who wrote
the bordereau in August and said "I
am going to the manoeuvres" could
not be Dreyfus.' The witness then
pointed out that none of the minis
ters, who, he believed, acted in good
faith, were informed of the existence
of this circular, ! which he declared "I
consider a vital point in tne case.
i.mi ; 1 7) T wl
"This circular," he continued, "shat
ters the prosecution, because after May
17th Dreyfus could not say 'I am go
ing to the manoeuvres,' for then be
knew he would, not go; while, prior
to May 17th, he could not have known
the five documents comprised in the
bordereau." j . s '
Another Strong Point
M. Defond Lamotte then brought
out another strong point Alluding to
the modifications of the dispositions
concerning the troops, he said the
writer of the bordereau used the term
"nw ulftn." I
"Now," said! the witness, "it has
been impressed izpon you that on Oc
tober 15th a circular was sent out from
the war ministry containing those
very words, and that therefore, the
writer of the bordereau must haye
been an officer of the ministry. But
one thing has struck me who sent
out that circular! It - was the third
bureau, the chief of which was Lieu
tenant Colonel Du Patyde Clam, who
had had- the bordereau in his hands
for the previous twenty days."
M. Defond Lamotte, by this, in
tended to jhow that Du Paty de Clam
purposely' used the words "new plan"
in the circular order by what the wit
ness described aa "arguing in a vicious
circle to back up his contention that
an officer of the ministry wrote the
bordereau and that" officer was
Roget Rose to Respond.
: Gflneral Roget then rose to reply to
M. Defond Lamotte. but found he hi
An Interesting Letter That Was Addressed
to the Ginnera of Texas.
The recent letter addressed to the
cotton growers of Texas by Presi
dent Hunter, of the State Ginners' As
sociation, has been carefully consid- .
ered by many of the ginners in North
and South Carolina who are endeavor
ing to get out a standard bale. The ad
vice and suggestions are timely. Copies
of the letter have been distributed v the
full text of which is as follows :
"I Eave watched with great interest
the movement for the introduction of '
the standard bale. There Beems to be
a good deal of opposition to it but it
looks to me-as if it comes from people
who don't want us to make any im
provement unless we do it by buying
their inventions. The objections I
hear seem to me trivial and far-fetched, .
but they are so persistently urged that
I think some practical man ought to
"It is said that the presses are not
strong enough to make a bale in a
smaller box. 'A large number have
been made in different places in Texas,
Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, Ala
bama and Mississippi, and not one of
the presses' was injured. The 24x54
inch box has been in use in Alabama
for years, and has always given satis
faction. Many of us make 7W to 800
pound bales in 28x58 boxes.' Why
can't we make 500-pound ones, or
even larger, in 24x54 ones? It is not
necessary or a good thing to make'
such large bales. They are bad
handle and easilv damaged
sav the compresses want u r
their work for them. The iittie aao
of pressure we put on a bale would
not be a flea bite to. a compress, if
they could get the benefit of it, but
they can't; they cut the bands off be-
fore they press it, and it swells up
again. The only thing we. can do to :
help the compress is to make the bale
a good size; they, can't change the
shape; we have to do that; all they
can do is to reduce the thickness, and
they can't do that properly unless we
give them the right size bale.
"There is no need to come up so far,
with the follow-block. If you are in
the least afraid you have not pressure,
enough, come up only far enough to
tie out; tne compress win uu iud icdi.
"Many farmers want a large bale.
They think the buyers pay more for it.
This is not true. On the contrary,
they will pay more for 24x54 bales
than for any other. They must over
look the fact the more bales they make
the more bagging and ties they will
sell at the price of cotton. It would
be better all around if they would
only bring L600 pounds of seed cotton
to the gin. we are all changing our
boxes around here, and we are going
to put only 1,650 pounds of seed cotton
to-a bale. ,,If the farmer! bring more
at nrsi we will ouy tne excess oi tuom
until we get them to bring the right
"It is set up that this change is
urged by buyers, compressors, steam
ship people, insurance men and spin
ners, because H will help their busi
ness. Suppose it does. It costs us
practically nothing and will certainly
help the farmer very much, and if he
makes money he , will have more to
spend, and he always spends it near
home. It cost me about $7 to change
my box. I didn't change it to please
the compresses or anybody else. I did
it because I thoaght it good business.
"I thought a good deal of this mat
ter and read a lot about it in the
papers, and I think' it a good thing,
and I advised all my fellow ginners to
adopt it and change their boxes to the
91vKA.inTi otfttnlnrd B17.A before the
season opens. ' I think we shall all
have to do it anyhow, nrhether we
Want to or not necause the buyers
will undoubtedlv nay more for the
24x54-inch bale, and I believe in doing
the right thing before it is forced
"I have had assurance from some of
the best cotton buyers thay they intend
to pay more for the standard bales. If
any of you who have made the change
think that the farmers are not getting
any benefit from it, write to me and I
think I can refer your letters to people
who will nee that they do."
caught a tartar.
He did not succeed
Fourteen Tried and Convicted One Ac
quitted Town StlU Guarded.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Daeikn, Ga., September 2. In the
riot cases to-day two blocks of five and
one extra rioter were tried. Of the first
block fourwere convicted and one ac
quitted, and in the second block four
were convicted,vwith a mistrial aa to
the fifth, a woman, the solitary
rioter who demannea severance, was
convicted. "Thismakes fourteen con
victed in twoday t. There are still
about f orVcases to be heard. There
js perfect quietness about the town
which is still guarded by four troops
nt oAvalrv. : It is believed some of the
cases will be nol pressed on account'
of heavy expense of the extra session .
The President and Mrs. McKinley
arrived in Washington, D. a, yester
at one o'clock m the afternoon.