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.V I O I A M a . B BBK A,KD
Bdttor and Proprietor.
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Fbiday, - 4 - October 6, 1899.
ANNEXATION OB INDEPEN
A few days ago the statement was
telegraphed over the country that
Mr. MnTCinlev was exceedingly
anxious to see civil government es
tablished in Cuba, and to call our
troops home. j This was intended
for effect at home, where there is
much dissatisfaction with the dilly
dallying in Cuba, and the failure to
fix any time for recalling our troops
and recognizing the independence of
that island. There are abundant
evidences that the expansion
boomers, who are now urging the
expenditure of many millions of
dollars and thousands of lives to
establish American supremacy over
the Philippines, also have their
eyes on Cuba and have no idea of
recognizing her independence if any
pretext can be found for not do
ing so. j
There are a great many people in
this country who do not believe the
Cubans are fit for self government,
as there are a great many who be
lieve that the people of none of the
Republics south of us are fit for
self government,-and the v. are prob
ably correct, and it will in all prob
ability be a long time before they
are. The Cubans are just about as fit
for self government as any of these.
That is none of our business. But
this will be Jthe pretext for refusing
to recognize their independence and
for finally absorbing the island and'
caUmg it annexation. -
For twelve months or more they
hae been Sending out annexation
feelers and have been trying to cre
ate the impression that the senti
ment of the jCubans, who are not
actuated by personal ambition, and
desire the peace and prosperity .of
Cuba is in favor of annexation. A
good deal of talk of that kind is be
ing done now, based upon letters
purporting to come from men in
Cuba who are familiar with it. The
following is an extract from a Ha
vana letter in the Washington Post:
"In the organization of government
in all its branches, the education of
the people, the development of the re
sources of the island, the training in
municipal and government work the
United States has years of work before
it. And it would seem that it had not
performed the duty toward humanity,
begun in the sacrifice of the blood of
its own sons, until it had carried out
its work and given the full measure of
Cuban independence. Then if Cuba
wants annexation, and votes for it, the
proposition may be considered. An-
uMauuu uiwug uciivcrjr lui a uiiiuuu
human beings. There is no other ex
pedient. The people of Cuba have not
learned self government and cannot
acquire it by instinct"
- The sum and substance of this is
that the Cubans, who are incom
Dfitfint to tha task of trnvftrninc
X o O
themselves, will never be able to do
so until they have been trained by
the Americans in the art of self
government. These people are of
the same race with the inhabitants
of the Republics south of us, and if
these after over half a century at
tempts at self government have
made a failure of it, as so many say,
how long will it take the Cubans to
acquire . it, even under American
tutelage? The assumption is, at
least by those who are posing as the
guardians of the Cubans, that we
must continue; to teach until the
Cubans graduate in the art that we
have undertaken to teach them. Of
course this is all fraud, pure and
simple, through which any one who
has studied the performance ever
since the evacuation of the Span
iards can see through.
What is it our business, whether
the Cubans , are fit for self-government
or not ? Have we assumed
- any obligation to teach them the art
of Republican government ? We
went to war with Spain to help them
throw off the Spanish yoke, and de
clared before we entered upon that
war that when peace was restored
and stable government established
we would withdraw our soldiers from
the island and turn the government
over to its own people. There is
peace and stable government has
hoWbeen, established simply because
we have given the people no oppor
tunity to establish it. We have as
sumed that they are incapable of
that and have therefore been running
the government with military gover
nors appointed by the President of
the United States. The Cubans
have never been invited to form a
government although they have f re
quently expressed the desire to,
That was One Of the first thin era
that should have been done after the
Spanish flag was hauled down and
peace came to the island. The peo
pie should have been invited to get
together, to discuss the situation,
and Belect men in whom they had
confidence to draft a form of gov
eminent for them, and to put that
government into operation. Having
done our full duty, the responsibility
for success" or j failure would have
been upon them, and we would have
shown to the world that we meant
what was said in those pledges given
to the world when we espoused the
cause of Cuba, j
Is it any wonder that the Cubans
have become suspicious of our inten
tions, and thai many people in this
country believe that it is the pur
pose of the expansionists to hold on
to Cuba, under the pretence that it
would never do to entrust them with j
the government of themselves; that
their welfare and the future of their
country depend upon the continued
supervision and control of this coun
try? That's the game they will play
and they will do"it under the name
of, Annexation, which will sound bet
ter than absolute seizure.
But if they are unfit for self-
government, how will annexation
help them? Will that make them
any ore intelligent or able? It
might, perhaps, be a guarantee of
peace and of stable government be
cause there would be the army of
the United, States to preserve the
peace and to. sustain the government
established, which simply means that
bv annexation we are to continue to
ma v www r' r- - a -
methods. Possibly annexation I
would be preferable to continued
military rule, but annexation would
nlmnlv ha a nnxfc of the nrosramme7 1
of the expansionists, who believe,
with ex-Secretary Alger, in keeping
the flag up when it once goes up.
LUCRE VS. PEINCIPLK
Col. Watterson, the bright but
capricious editor of the Louisville
Courier- Journal, is an expansionist,
because he believes that expansion
will pay. He and Senator Carter,
of Montana, a Republican, stand
upon the same ground, for they both
want to grab the Philippines because
they believe it will pay and both ut
terly ignore the right or principle,
when these come into conflict with
commercial interest. Col. Watter
son not only stands with Senator
Carter and the. McKinley adminis
tration in the policy of "criminal
agression. ' out wouia nave me
Democratic party do the same, ac
cept tlie policy pursued by the ad
ministration, annex itself to the Re
publican party and endorse every
thing that has been done or may be
done in the prosecution of this war,
and for what? Because4t will help
the commerce of this country and
make a better market for Southern
cotton. Philippine conquest is, ac
cording to him, the only issue before
the American people. Here is the
way he puts it: , "
" 'Let no Democrat deceive himself
about the issue of issues in 1900. It
is already fixed. There will be but
one issue uppermost in the public
mind And heart, and that will be the
war in the Philippine islands and the
policy of expansion.' He adds: 'The
deadly danger to Democracy is the
luiaicauiuie Mi y vl auu luiuoiuuuuj.
Here is what he says the party should
'1. The war in the Philippines to a
'2. The establishment of order
throughout the archipelago. ' ,
"3. The erection of such a govern
ment as shall then seem best for both
ourselves and the Filipinos, we being
the sole, exclusive judges.
This simplv means that as there
is only one issue and the ' Republi
can party is right on that, as Col.
Watterson contends it is, the Demo
cratic party. should furl its colors,
and jump into the procession behind
the Republican band wagon. He
professes to desire the success of the
Democratic party, but what use
would, there be in nominating can-'
didates on an issue made by Republi
cans, and on a platform agreeing
with the Republicans? Does- any
one with ordinary sense suppose the
Democrats could win playing tail to
the Republican kite, or that the
people of this country would elect
any Democrat to take the place of
Mr. McKinley who has so far been
running the war that Col. Watter
son endorses and would have the
Democratic party endorse ?
Here is the plea that Col. Watter
son puts up in defence of his posi
tion, part of it mercenary, part of it
"The south may be lured for a time
by false cries. But the south, with its
short cut to the Pacific before it, will
never give up its chance of revivifica
tion through the developments of the
"The chief if not the sole hope of
the gulf states is the completion of the
Nicaragua canal and the incidental
outlet there created. '
"Both the future of cotton and the
solution of the negro problem lie in
that direction. Hawaii and the Phil-'
ippines constitute the basic principle
of our power in the new world open
ing up in the racihc. if the young
gentlemen who ride the Democratic
steeplechase lose but another national
race they are lost. The South already
restive and uncertain, will follow them
no further. It will turn and rend
them., The north and east will stick
to no leader who in the remotest con
jecture can be suspected and accused
of a purpose to haul down the Ameri
can flag and to limit either the glory
and line power of the territorial dimen
sions of the United States."
There is, no reason to believe that
if we be successful in this war of
"criminal aggression" and hold those
islands it will have any effect what
ever on the market for Southern cot
ton, which will be affected much
more by the rapidity and cheapness
with which we can get our cotton to
those markets than it will be by any
territory we may hold on that side
of the earth. The only way we can
successfully compete with European
manufacturers in those markets is
by getting our goods on the ground
cheaper than they can.
The reference to the possession of
these islands offering a way for the
solution of the race problem is a
mere delusion unworthy of serious
consideration. What opening is
there for Southern negroes in islands
which are already overpopulated,
even if any considerable number
were able, and willing to go there ?
A few might go, "but these few
would have no more effect in solving
the race problem than a quart of
water would have in dissolving a
mountain of granite. CoL Watter
son is , off his base, as badly if not
worse than he was when he wanted
to put the Democratic party on a
gold standard platform, and kicked
out of it because it wouldn't be put.
OUB. TEADE WITH GJSJ&fllAJS x .
Accordinar to the figures given by
our consul at Frankfort, Germany,
that country buys from us . more
products than she buys from any
other country; the total purchases
last year aggregating $208,785,500.
In the same time we bought from
Germany "goods, to the amount of
$79,611,000. And yet there are
certain papers in this country which
have been endeavoring to arouse a
spirit of hostility to Germany, over
the Philippine business, alleging as
a reason that Germany had been
showing a disposition to prevent
onr fi-ettinar possession of - those
But if their possession is urged on
rthe ground that they will pay, how
Ions' would it be before we sold
$208,785,000 worth of products to
them? If the mercenary feature is
to be considered in this connection,
wouldn't it be business to let the
Philippines go to "the bottom of the
sea," where Mark Hanna sometime
ago wished them, and retain the
friendship and the trade of as good
a customer as Germany? We don't
believe much in the mercenary ar
gument, but when it comes down to
business, business is business.
The President has been giving Ad
miral Dewey some points on the art
of hand-shaking. It will take the
Admiral some timei however, to
catch on to the political shake. This
universal hand-shaking is one of the
inherited relics of Anglo Saxon bar
barism, that might well be dispensed
with on public occasions. -
.Baltimore had a unique monkey
Bhow a few days ago.' It consisted
of the burial of a pet monkey in a
satin-lined white casket, followed by
four carriages for the mourners, who
carried numerous flower designs.
All the monkeys are not dead, nor
are all the fools.
The world's richest man is said to
be John Bight, of Kimberly, South
Africa, who started out as a butcher,
and is now rated at $1,000,000,000.
Li Hung Chang comes next with
$500,000,000, and our poor little
Rockefeller trots behind with $250,-
There are about sixty languages
spoken in the Philippines, but this
doesn't include the language which
General Otis thinks if he doesn't
speak, when he reads some of the
What a striking contrast between
Dewey's modesty and the strutting
airs of some of the other "heroes"
Roosevelt, for instance.
Uncle Sam's battleship Kearsarge
has proved to be a daiBy runner, and
is expected also to be a daisy fighter.
Yesterday morning at 11 o'clock in'
the parlors of the Ful ton House, Miss
Nellie Drummond, of New York, be
came the bride of Electrician Sergeant
Robert W. Davis, of the United States
Army, Fort Caswell garrison. A few
of the friends of the young couple, in
cluding several of the groom's soldier
comrades, were present. The cere
mony was performed in an impressive
way by Rev. A. P. Tyre, pastor of
Grace Methodist Church. Following
the ceremony a course of refreshments
was served. Mr. and Mrs. Davis will
live at Caswell.
Back from New York.
Capt Ed. Wilson Manning returned
on the Seaboard Air Line train yester
day from New York, where he went
as a member of the Governor's staff
to participate in the Dewey celebra
tion and reception. Capt Manning
was recognized by the great Admiral,
with whom he was a shipmate many
years ago and had the distinction of
renewing his acqUaintanc with the
now renowned naval hero. While In
New York, Capt. Manning visited his
son, and it is needless to say' that" he
enjoyed the trip greatly.!?
Weatherbound at Charleston.
The Cape Fear Towing and Trans
portation Company's seagoing tug
Blanche is weatherbound at Charles
ton. She arrived there last Saturday
evening, towing a Standard oil barge,
and started back next day. The
weather was threatening and she had
to turn back. Since then there has
been a northeast gale which has kept
her from leaving Charleston.
Back from Stone's Bay.
Dr. E. Porter returned yesterday
from a visit to the oyster grounds and
farms of the East Carolina Piscatorial
Association on Stone's Bay, He says
shipments Of oysters will be made by
me latter part or next week. The sea
sons have not been favorable for oys
ters, and the shipments may not be so
large as in former years. The farms
of the association are in flourishing
British Ship Hartsfield.
Norfolk Landmark : The complete
destruction of the British sailing ship
Hartsfield, of Liverpool, which went
asnore on: a aise uape Life saving Sta
tion, just north of Cape Hatteras,
Monday night; was prevented by the
quick work of .wrecking tugs dis
patched from Norfolk. The ship was
floated Tuesday morning and pro
ceeded to her destination,' Philadel
Why were 25,000 BOTTLES OF ROB
ERTS' TASTELESS 25c. CHILL TONIC
sold the first year of Its birth ? Answer ;
Because it is the BEST AT ANY PRICE,
guaranteed to cure, money refunded if it
falls, pleasant to take, 25a per bottle. It
Is sold and guaranteed by ; ,
ROBERT R. BELLAMY,
marMly wholesale and Retail Drugsflstv
GROWTH OF A NOW
Messrs. Alexander Sprant & Soo Cleared !
British Steamer Yesterday With 16,-
600 Bales Cotton A Comparison.
On the 6th day of October, 1881, just
18 years ago, Messrs. Alexander Sprunt
& Son cleared- the first steamer that
ever sailed , with a cargo from Wil
mington to a foreign port. She took
3,458 bales cotton, 673 casks spirits
turpentine and 550 barrels rosin, for
This clearance created a sensation
in Wilmington, the new departure in
commerce having attracted general
attention. Since its foundation in
1866, this prm hasbeen the 'pioneer in
the developement of Wilmington's
trade abroad and 'its march of prog.
ress culminated yesterday in ; the
clearance of one of their new fleet,
the steamer Almora for Bremen with
the enormous cargo of 16,600 bales
cotton, valued at $634,300. This ship,
which is one of the six at their eom
press docks, was loaded in about ten
days, which breaks all record here and
elsewhere it stowing 2,983 pounds to
the ton register. It was the Champion
Compress that did this remarkable
The huge ship of nearly 3,000 tons
burthen glided out of the dock yester
day morning as gracefully as a duck.
The draft was something Over nine
teen feet, which is a handsome show
ing for the work of the engineers, whol
are patiently carrying on the good
work of dredging the Cape Fear river
The Almora is the sixth of the large
tramp steamers that have cleared this
season with cargoes of cotton for for
eign ports, and is the fifth from Messrs.
Alexander oprunt ec Hon.
THE EASTERN ASSOCIATION.
Met Yesterday at 11 O'clock at Mount
Holly Baptist Church Near South
At the Eastern Baptist Association
which met at Mt. Holly Church, near
South Washington, yesterday at 11
o'clock the introductory sermon was
preached by Rev. N. B. Cobb in the
absence of Rev. R. C. Sandlin who
was on the programme. Rev. J. J,
Payseur, of Brooklyn Baptist Church,
preached to an overflow meeting in
Among those who went up from
Wilmington yesterday morning: were
Dr. C. S. Black well, pastor of the
First Baptist Church; Messrs. S. G.
Hall and B. F. Keith, delegates from
the First Baptist Church; Rev. J. J
Payseur, Rev. J. H. Hildreth and
Mr. D. . L. Gore, delegates from
Brooklyn Baptist Church; Mr. J. F.
Littleton, delegate from Southside
Baptist Church: Rev. R. EL Hewlett
and Mr. J. G. Walton, delegates from
Masonboro Baptist Church ; Rev. E. J.
Edwards, representing the North Caro
Una Baptist of Fayette ville; Mrs. L,
K. Taylor and Mr. M. F. McClammyj
Several prominent Baptists came
down to attend the Association on the
southbound W. & W. train yesterday
afternoon. They were 1 Mr. J. C.
Caddell, of the Biblical Recorder;
Rev.' J. E. White, Secretary of the
Board of Missions; Mr. Archibald
Johnson, of Charity and Children
Rev. J. J. Payseur and. Mr. B. F.
Keith returned to the city last even
ing to spend the night.
On the programme for to day is a
missionary sermon by Rev. Dr. Black
The Local Cotton Market -
In the commercial columns of the
Stab this morning may be found a
comparative statement of the receipts
of cotton and naval stores at the port
of Wilmington for the month of Sep
tember. The report, which is com
piled by the secretary of the Produce
Exchange and therefore accurate.
shows that this crop year's receipts of
cptton are 14,578 bales ahead of the
receipts for the same period in 1898
The monthly receipts of naval stores
also present a very favorable com
parison, considering the shortage of
crop attributable to the severe freeses
of the preceding Winter. The local
cotton market yesterday, in sympathy
with the New York and Liverpool
markets, was very strong and closing
quotations were posted at 61 cents on
a basis of middling, . which means 71
cents and upwards for the higher
grades. The receipts yesterday were
1,610 bales, against 2,347 on
responding date last year,
ROANOKE CHEMICAL COMPANY.
It Has Suspended Operations May Be
Moved Farther South
The Roanoke Chemical Company
has suspended operations and . the
travelling men have been called in.
If the company resumes operations
it will most likely move its factory
further South, as Wilmington is too
much on the edge of the territory for
the best results. Atlanta would proba
bly be selected as a better place. It is
possible, however, that the company
will sell out its bonds and that parties
may purchase who will keep the busi
ness in Wilmington. It is very much
to be hoped that the factory can be
kept here. It employs forty or more
Deafness Cannot be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion or the ear.
There is only one way to cure deaf
ness, and tnat is by constitutional rem
edies. Deafness is caused by an in
flamed condition of the mucous lining
of the Eustachian Tube. When this
tube gets inflamed you have a rum
bling sound or imperfect hearing, and
when it is entirely closed deafness is
the result, and unless the inflamma
tion can be taken out and this tube re
stored to its normal condition, hearing
will be destroved forever: nine oases
out of ten are caused by catarrn,
which, is not nine but an inflamed con
ditionof the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars
for any case .of Deafness (caused by
catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold bv Druggists, 25a -sr
Halls Family Pills are the best, f
OCTOBER MEETING OF "
The Board Yesterday Afteroooa Trans-
acted Little Business of Public Inter
est Tax Assessment Matters.
Nothing beyond the usual routine of
business came up before the Board of
County Commissioners at their regu-
ar monthly meeting for October, which
was held yesterday afternoon at 2.30
o'clock. CoL Roger 'Moore presided
and Commissioners Alexander and Mc-
Eachern were present.
Capt. John Barry, the road super-
ntendent, submitted his monthly
financial report, which was received,
as were also the monthly reports of
Register of Deeds W. H. Biddle and
Dr. W. D. McMillan, the county phy
sician. The report of the Register showed
that during the month 24 marriage
licenses were issued and $72.00, less
commission, was turned over to the
County Treasurer as the fees therefrom.
Dr. McMillan's report stated that the
jail was clean and well kept. The
County Home was also found to be in
fair sanitary condition and there have
been no acute cases of sickness. One
hundred and fifty visits were made to
county patients ' and 64, visits were
made to 49 patients at the Home.
The tax assessment on the property
of Mrs. Antoine Rush, on Orange be
tween Sixth and Seventh streets, was
replaced at $750.
Barney B. Humphrey - was relieved
of poll tax charged in Wilmington
township, it having appeared that the
same is listed ra Harnett township.
The sheriff was ordered to abate the
taxes originally placed on the property
of the Bell Telephone Co. listed at
$3,500 and' the same be re listed, at
$9,052, the figures sent down by the
Richard Jordan, colored.' and Noah
Boney, of Cape Fear township, and
J. M. Bryan and Isaac F. Hines, of
Harnett township, were relieved of
poll tax on account of physical disa
bility. Mr.' W. M. Hansley was appointed
to survey certain lands in Cape Fear
township for Messrs. J. B. Eellois
and J. W, Murray.
The chairman was instructed to
sign the contract with the Wilming
ton Iron Works for the construction
of the stock law fence between New
Hanover and Pender counties.
Tha sheriff was instructed to abate
the tax on $50 worth of real estate
charged against Mr. J. W. Humphrey,
of Brunswick county.
It was ordered by the Board of Com
missioners f that all delinquent tax
payers be relieved of the - penalty
of the double tax, provided payment
is made to the sheriff for the full
amount of their taxes on or before
Carolina and Northern R.R.
Capt. Joseph H. McRee, who is en
gineer in charge of the construction of
the Carolina and Northern Railroad
from Lumberton to Marion, S. C, is
in the city, he having be subpoenaed
as a witness in the case now pending
in the Superior court here. Capt Mc
Ree reports work progressing nicely
on the road and says 7 miles have al
ready been graded ready for the track
layers. The big trestle across Lum
ber river has not yet been built. It
will be a difficult piece of work. A
large number of the steel rails neces
sary for the laying of the track have
been at Lumberton forsome time.
Along With Cotton.
Along with the rise in cotton has
come a decided advance in seed. A
local buyer from a near by town, who
was in the city yesterday, said that the
mills were now offering $12 per ton or
18 cents per bushel f . o. b. the cars at
his station, but that the farmers seemed
inclined not to sell at even this figure
less the agent's small margin of profit.
Last year's prices on October 1st, he
said, were not more than $9 or $10 per
ton, and there were plenty of them for
The North Carolina Cotton Oil Com
pany's big plant, at Hilton, is expected
to start up this morning a little late in
the season on account of scarcity of
White Patent Axle and Hob Co.
A consignment of machinery for
the manufacture of the new axle and
hub recently invented by Mr. F. P.
White, of Brunswick county, and
which is being pushed by the White
Patent Axle & Hub Co., of this city,
has arrived and will be placed soon.
The manufacture of these articles vjill
be commenced in a few weeks on an
extensive scale; in fact the machinery
already here has a capacity claimed
by the manufacturers of turning out
axles at the rate of over 200 per day.
The machinery referred to is of the
very latest pattern and is the same as
that now in use by prominent carriage
builders all oyer the country.
A prominent stockholder in the con
cern last night stated to a Stab rep
resentative that the prospects were ex
ceedingly bright for the future of the
"ONE OP .THE BEST."
The Wilmington Star enters upon
its sixty-fifth volume, the thirty-third
year of its continuous publication un
der the same management. The Star
is by far the oldest daily in the State,
and one of the best. We congratulate
it upon its remarkable longevity and
its superb tone of journalism and hope
it may continue to shine with its
wonted lustre for many, many years
yet - -
To Inspect the Rice Fields.
Hon. Jas. T. LeGrand, of Richmond
county, and A. B. Young, Esq., of Con
cord, members of the board of directors
of the State penitentiary, were here yes
terday and made a tour of inspection to
the rice farms across the river, it is pre
sumed, with a view of purchasing. They
were accompanied by Mr. G. H. Can
non, superintendent of the farms.
- THAT JOTFVIt FEBIilITO
With the exhilarating sense of re
newed health and strength and inter
nal cleanliness, which follows the use
of Syrup of Figs is unknown to the
few who have not progressed beyond
the old-time medicines and the' cheap
substitutes sometimes offered but never
accepted by the well informed. Buy
the genuine. Manufactured by the
California Fig Syrup Co -
THE CONFEDERATE VETERANS J
Cipe Pear Camp No. 254 Met in Semi-
Annual Session Last N!ght-Tbe
Business Transacted. ;
Tbe semi-annual meeting ; of Cape
F-earCampNo. 254. TJ. C. V., was held
at the W. L. I. Armory last night
at 8 P. M.
j Those present were: Commander
Jas. I. Metts in the chair ; Capt. Henry
Savage, Adjutant and Secretary, and
Comrades Gen. W. L. DeRosset, Capt
Louis Belden, Mr. C. H. King, Capt.
Jas. B. Huggins, Capt O. A. Wiggins,
Dr. James Carmichael, Mr. J. E.. Mat
thews, Capt Jas. M. McGowan, CoL
F. W. Kerchner, Mr. P. Heinsberger,
Mr. R. F. Hamme and Caftt. F. W.
Ortmann. - ,
- General DeRosset moved that action
on the constitution as reported
committee be defered until a:
journed meeting of the Camp to
called by the Commander at his diS'
tion, and that the Adjutant notify
each member by postal bard of said
meeting. The motion was adopte
A communication was read from
Mr. Frank Cheatham, Camp No. 55,
Ui C. "V., relative to the controversy
between comrades S. A. Cunningham
and Jno. C. Underwood and asking
this Camp to indorse S. A. Cunning
ham in the matter. . . j
On motion the communication was
received and ordered on file, but while
this Camp renews its endorsement of
the Confederate Veteran as the official
organ of this Camp, the Camp .de
clines to take any action in regard to
the controversy between Messrs. Cun
ningham and Underwood. - j ,
The Camp adjourned, subject to call
of the Commander. "j
STANDARD BEST BALE.
The Anderson, (3. C.) Intelligencer
last week contained the following
paragraph : . j
"The Round Lap Bale Combine be
lieves in advertising, judging from
the articles, published by the papers
written by the agents and employes
of the company. The Intelligencer
received a proposition to publish the
same article as original matter, but
respectfully declined to do so. One
dollar royalty and four pounds of
sample from every five hundred
pounds of lint packed in theicylinder,
is what the farmers pay to this com
bine. The standard square bale is
the best for the farmer, tne best for the
gmner, the best for the shipper. In
shipping and storing, there is no lost
space as there is in the case of cyan
der or round bales." j
The Columbia, (3. C.,) Record, in
commenting on the above, says.
"Southern papers can perform no
better service for this section at pre
sent than fighting this round! bale cot
ton trust, which seeks to control the
cotton trade. The dangerous features
of the trust's plan should be pointed
out That will be sufficient to keep
cotton planters from falling into its
trap. As long as the trust refuses to
sell its presses, no cotton should be
baled by them. Strict adherence to
that poliay will quickly bring the trust
SOUTH CAROLINIANS HERE.
ANmber of Darlington's Citizens to At
tend Superior Court, i -
One of the cases set for trial to-day
brings a number of South Carolinians
to the city. There were registered at
The Orton some twelve or fifteen per
sons from Darlington and Florence,
mainly the former' town. The case is
the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Com
pany vs. J. P. Kirvan. Among the
South Carolinians here are C. S. Mc-
Cullougb, of Darlington, manager of
the Darlington branch of the Virginia
Carolina Chemical Company; Geo.
W. Brown, Esq., of Darlington, coun
sel for Mr. Kirvan; P. A. Willcox,
Esq., of Florence, and R. L. Dargan,
of Darlington, counsel for the Vir
ginia-Carolina Chemical Company.
Editor A. G. Kollock, of the Darling
tOn News, is among the witnesses.
The Virginia Carolina Chemical
Company are the plaintiffs in the
action. They claim to have sold a
quantity of fertilizer to Mr.! Kirvan
and to have taken a lien on his cotton
crop as security. They charge that
he shipped 100 bales of the cotton to
Wilmington, compelling the company
to get out an attachment. j
Those' present to attend the case be
sides those already mentionedjare:
E. E. Kroen, H. L. Charles, W. Q.
Parrott, George E. Daragh, J. R.
Coggeshall, S. A. Woods, W; P.
A Valued Present.
Mr. Clarence D. Maffitt yesterday re
ceived by mail a present which he very
highly values. It is a ladies' watch of
black steel trimmed with gold.! It came
from a wholesale grocery house in
New York, of which Mr. Maffitt is a
patron. Along with the watch came
the explanation, which makes it so
highly appreciated, that the steel of
which the time piece is cocstructed,
is from the hull of the battleship Maine
which went down in Havana j harbor,
the story of which and recurring
events, is now pictured vividly on the
imagination of all loyal Americans.
The watch bears the uame of "Hob
son," and tMr. Maffitt would hot part
with it for a good round sum;-Another
souvenir, which be also received is a
fleur de lis stick pin, of the same ma
terial and trimmings. I
Will Make This His Home.
Mr. Jno. F. Maloney, the popular
and well known commercial traveller
tor the large wholesale shoe and
leather house of Messrs. Stern &. Co.,
of Richmond, Vs., has been spending
several days in Wilmington and has
been so imprersed with the many ad
vantages of the city that he has decided
to move his . family here and make
this his headquarters for, the future.
Mr. Maloney and family will: have a
suite of rooms at The Orton.
Proof of the pudding lies in the eating
of it Proof of ROBERTB' TASTELESS
CHILL TONIC lies in the taking of It
COST NOTHTNG If it falls to cure. 25.
cents per bottle If it cures. Sold! strictly
on its merits by j -
' ROBERT R. BEIJLAMY, I ''.V
- niar 241y Wholesale and Retail Druggist.
THE EASTERN BAPTIST
The Session Crowded With Business Dis
spnte Between Churches Settled.
- The (Contributions. .
A number of . delegates and visitors
to the Eastern Baptist Association re
turned last night, j Among them were
Dr. C. S. Blackwell, Rev. J. J.Pay-
seur, Mr. D. L. Gore, Mr. R. E. Blake,
Re v Robert H. Hewlett, Mr. Jno. G.
Walton, Mr. R. B, Moore and Rev. E
J. Edwards, o I -.'
Although the Association, w hich
met with Mount Holly Baptisth curch,
does not adjourn until to-day, the bulk
of the work has already been done.
Several matters of interest and impor
tance to the denomination were dis
posed of yesterday.
A cash contribution, including pay
ments to be made j in thirty days, was
made, amounting to $242, to make a
payment on the Jacksonville church,
thus lifting a mortgage which the
members of the church were unable to
meet. Mr. D. L. Gore, who contribuy
ted about 25 per cent, of this amount,
was made the treasurer of this fund.
An address was ; made by Rev. J. E.
White, of Raleigh, Secretary of Mis
sions for North Carolina. There was
noted an increase of 20 per cent, over
last year in the pledges for State niis
sions. . 1
-There was an address by Editor
Archibald Johnson, of Charity and
Children, who spoke in behalf of the
Thomasville Orphanage. A large
contribution for; the orphans was
A difficulty between two churches
of the association was settled amicably.
The trouble started in Shiloh church,
in . some differences of opinion as to
the channel through which contribu
tions to foreign missions snouia- go.
Forty-nine members of the church
went to I van hoe church and were ad
mitted without letters from the other
church, which presented its grievance
to the association. A committee was.
appointed consisting of Rev. Dr,
Blackwell, Rev. Dr. N. B. Cobb, and
Nev. J. T. Albritton, and instructed.
to hear the two sides and report
They submitted an arrangement which
was perfectly satisfactory to the two
churches, and which was unanimous
ly accepted by the sasociation.
Rev. Dr. C. S. Blackwell preached a
missionary sermon before the -associa
tion yesterday afternoon.
Editor Johnson, of Thomasville,
came down to the city last evening
and made an address last night at
Brooklyn Baptist church.
NEW ORLEANS COTTON EXCHANGE.
Propose to Take Vigorous Action in the
Matter oi False Liverpool Quotations.
By Telegraph to tbe Morning Star.
. New Orleans, ! October 3. The fol
lowing was forwarded by telegraph
to-day by the president of the New Or
leans Cotton Exchange, in regard to
last Friday's fiasco concerning Liver
"New Orleans, Oct. 3d, 1899. Presi
dent Western Union Telegraph Com
pany, New York If, as stated in Mr.
Dealy's explanation, the operator, in
sending Liverpool specials on Friday,
changed the system without notifica
tion, leaving the trade to read the dis
patches as had been customary, and
which reading created a false impres
sion of enormous advances, his action
was no less criminal than if tbe result
of wilful and corrupt deception. -
''The cotton trade of the South has
been victimized and demoralized by
thecriminal neglect and carelessness on
the part of your employes, and it is
due the cotton trade, as well as the in
terests of your company, that the offi
cial or officials whose neglect of duty
permitted such conditions, and the
operator or operators who sent the dis
patches without 1 notice of change
should be known to the world and
promptly dismissed, as an example to
deter others in future from like crimi
"We do not consider absence of
officials who leave their duty to be per
formed by incompetent people any ex
cuse for so grave an issue.
"The board of directors of this Ex
change will meet to-morrow to take
vigorous action in the matter, and
your prompt reply is requested for
"John M. Parker,
-"President New Orleans Cotton Ex
change." ! -
Mrs. Margaret Giles Morris.
The Star chronicles with regret the
death of Mrs. Margaret Giles Morris,
which occurred yesterday afternoon at
1.15 o'clock at the family residence on
Front between Church and Castle
street. Deceased was 51 years of age
and while she had been an invalid for
more than two years,, her death came
nevertheless with a shock to the fami
ly and many friends. She is survived
by a sorrowing husband, Mr. Nicholas
Morris, two sisters, Mrs. Sue Whita
ker. Mrs. J. T. Mclver, and a brother,
Mr. Jno. Morris, of Charlotte. She
also leaves to mourn their loss five
sons, Messrs., Wilkes M. Jr., Wal
ter S., Willie F.i Douglas L. and
Charles E. Morris, and two daughters,
Mrs. Maud Morris Spings and Miss
Lossie D. Morris. ""
The funeral will be from St. James'.
Episcopal Church at 4 o'clock this af
ternoon and the interment will be at
Death of a Good Man.
" Col. Murdoch McRae, whose critical
sickness . was recently announced in
the Star, died at his home in Robeson
countjflast Monday night. He was
about 75 years of age and his long life
was characterized by energy, industry
and a high integrity that commanded
universal respect His fellow citizens
had often called on him to fill posi
tions of honor and trust, and in every
instance he proved by his ability and
fidelity that he was worthy of their
confidence. . He had been a subscriber
to the Daily Stab continuously for
more than twenty five years, and was
a warm personal friend of the editor.
His friendship, too, was something
worth having, it. being "without
variableness or shadow of turning."
May he rest in peace.
Tne Beat Prescription for Chill
and fever is a bottle of Gbovk's Taste
less Chill -Tonic. Never fails to
cure: then .. why ; experiment with
worthless imitations f Price 50 cents.
Your money bach if it fails to cure.
THE FALSE LIVERPOOL
Western Union Telegraph Company', r.
iuC new uneans Cotton
By Telerapn to the Mornm star. "
" jctooer 4. Preside!
Eckert of th Wof tt.. S1feat !
, ""-llA union Teln '
graph Company, to-day telegranhed ''
the following statement. t t.; .
Parker, of the New Orleans Cotton
Exchange, m reply to the commkica
tion of the latter official published
Zvew York, October a 1890 tm.
M. Parker, - President Cottons
change, New Orleans Dear Sir I
in receipt of your message of yes.
. ? "i-wDicn you chavoo
that the quotation service of last Fri
day 'was no less criminal than if it
had been the result of wilful and cni
f wf-w.u, auu 1U wulCn YOU rip
mand that the 'official or officials
whose neglect of duty permitted such
conditions, and the operator or opera
tors who sent the dispatches without
notice of change should be known to
the world and promptly dismissed.'
u. ouanu kturiciu, ana with all
respect to the members and officials of
your exchange, and with every desire
to give to them assurance of precau
tion against the possibility of a repe
tition of the circumstances of last
Friday, I beg leave to say :.
"First That we cannot admit that
any criminality can be attributed to
the action or omission of any official
or operator of the company. The ex
planation already sent to you frankly
and exactly states the cause of the
confusion in the reports, and that
cause must be free from any imputa
tion of the charge of intentional neg
lect or wilful misrepresentation in any
form or degree.
"Second. It is the purpose of the
Western Union Telegraph Company
and its officials to ensure to the New
Orleans Cotton Exchange, and all
other exchanges, the jxiost efficient
and reliable telegraphic service pos
sible. Your .long experience makes
you cognizant of the intricacies of that
service, and' will also confirm the fact
that for more than twenty years it has
been performed with exactness, re
liability and promptness. This result
has only been reached by the educa
tion of men especially adapted to it.
"Third. The instant dismissal of the
men, or any of them, who were on
duty last Friday, would not accom
plish any goocLpurpose, but might, on
the contrary, by the necessary sub
stitution of inexperienced men, put
the correctness of the service in
peril, to the equal disadvantage
of the exchange and the company.
In the absence, therefore, of any
possible suspicion of honesty of motive
or action, and because of our wish and
purpose to preserve the high quality of
the service that has always been ren
dered, with the one accidental exception
of last Friday, we must request you and
the members of-your exchange to be
lieve that we have already applied such
discipline to the officials and operators
in the commercial news department as
will best guarantee the improbability
of any interruption in any way to the
excellence of the service.
"Fourth. This decision -has been
reached after the most careful exami
nation of all concerned in the service
of Friday, and with due consideration
of the importance of the service to
your exchange. While appreciating
the conditions which dictated your
message, we cannot but believe that
.your own reconsideration of ihe t ub
ject will Tead you to coincide with us.
"Thos. T. Eckert, President "
CAPT. 0. M. CARTER'S CASE.
Argument Heard in the Habeas Corpus
Proceedings Judge Lacombe Re
served His Decision.
By Telegraph to the Mornlnu Star.
New York, October 4. Oberlin M.
Carter, the former engineering cap
tain, who is under sentence of five
years imprisonment, after conviction
on a charge of conspiracy to defraud
the government, was tken from
Governor's Island to the United States
Circuit Court to day on a . writ of
habeas corpus in his behalf obtained
Monday. Judge Lacombe was on the
The army was represented at the
hearing by John M. Clous, judge ad
vocate general of the department of
the east, Colonel George B. Davis, of
the'judge advocate general's office.and
General Burnett, United States dis
trict attorney. Captain Carter was
represented by Abram J. Rose and L
Laffin Kellog. Mr. Rose, in opening
for his client, said there was no
contention that the court martial
which had tried the charges against
Captain Carter had acted illegally in
its finding on the' charges. On the
question of sentence, however, it was
claimed that the court had acted in
excess of its powers, beyond jurisdic
tion and contrary to law.
Colonel Clous, in reply, held that
the action of a court martial cannot
be reviewed by any civil court. He
added 'that the court' martial had
power to fix the sentence, and that in
the exercise of such power the court
had power under the first "charge
to impose . a fine upon Carter,
under the second charge to sen
tence him to imprisonment, under
the third charge to dismiss him from
the army, and under the fourth charge
to impose a sentence of fine or im
prisonment or both.
Counsel submitted briefs. Judge
Lacombe reserved decision on the writ
and ordered Captain Carter back to the
custody of Captain Roberts of Gov
IRON ORE IN ASHE COUNTY.
The Most Valuable Deposit in the State
Will Probably Soon Be Placed
On. the Market.
r Bv Telegraph to the MQrnlng Star.
Raleigh, October. A special to
the News and Observer from Jeffer
son, Ashe county, N. O, says:
The famous Ballou will has been
broken. This will had tied up the most
valuable iron'depositin the State, con
sisting of almost pure native iron,
known as "the Ballou home place
bank." The Norfolk & Western rail
way people for years endeavored to
secure it during the life of Napoleon
Ballou, but he refused fabulous sums
and died leaving a will, the construc
tion of which completely tied up the
mine for at least a hundred years. Af
ter quite a contest it was broken. A
number of mineral men are endeavoring-
to get the property. It is under
stood that the Cambrian Steel Com pany,
the Virginia Iron, Coal and
Coke Company, and a Baltimore syn
dicate are the main bidders. It is
rumored that President John Skelton
Williams, of j the Seaboard Air Line
railroad also wants it
. The breaking of this will assure
a railroad line for Ashe county, as the
ore is almost pure magnetic iron and
can be found in inexhaustible quant;