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WILMINGTON, N. C,
,1.00 A YEAR. IN ADVANCE.
,terrrl at the Poit Office at ilmtgtoa, N. C, at
Second Clan Ma er.l
SUBSCRIPTION P ICE.
The lubjeription price ol the "W-ly Star U ai
nelT6PT yeaf, pomgepjM .....tl 00
" 6 months " " CO
" 3 month! " " 80
THE PRESENT COTTON CROP.
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1899.
There was a meeting of the cot
ton growers of North. Carolina in
Raleigh Iastj Thursday, the object
of which wa? to discuss the cotton
question anc effect an organization,
which was done. Thirty-two coun
ties were represented, and among
the planters present were some of
the mo3t prominent in the . State.
There were !a good "many speeches
made, and as is usually the case the
speeches 'took a wide range, the
speakers holding quite divergent
views. There was a good deal said
about reduction of acreage, storage
warehouses, etc. One speech was
t- t r m i . i m
by apt. o. i. x nomas, pressmen t ox
the Commercial Bank, of Raleigh,
the substance of which is thus given
by the Post: '
"He spoke of the smaller crop of
cottoD, whica is yet apt to bring more
than a large one. He urged that there
be diversification of crops. A plan
ought to be devised to prolong the
time of selling cotton. It is a mistake
that the planters owe all they have
made. The cotton crop is worth $300,
000,0.00, and certainly the growers owe
uo such sum. He declared that no
confidence should be given Neill's esti
mate of 11,000,000 bales and that
the best estimates appeared to
show not lover 9,250,000 bales.
He saw certainly an advance in
cotton prices). North Carolina last
year consumed $10,000,000 worth of
cotton, or 338,000 bales. The home
mills will need every bale in the State
January 1. There is a selling commit
tee to fix the price of print cloths.
Why can't there be one to fix the
pries of the raw cotton? He urged
that the erection of mills continue.
Toe time is particularly propitious for
the warehouse system of storing the
non-perishable crops, and merchants
and banks stand ready to make liberal
advances. Now is the time to hold
cotton in -warehouses and hve some
say so as to the prices foi it. Now is
the auspicious time."
Mr. Currie, of Bladen, who is
thus substantially quoted by the
Pout, followed Uapt. Thomas:
'jfr. Currie. of Bladen, attacked
the speeches made, saving ah the talk
by farmers had been against trusts and
C'jin biues, and yet here was a proposi
tion that the! farmers snould form a
trust and combine, the biggest one of
them all. He declared that the trusts
were collapsing and that the thing for
the farmers to do is to make all their
food supplies and only grow cotton as
a surplus crop, storing the cotton on
his own premises and selling it when
he iret3 readv. If the farmer makes
his ou living at home he can smash
all the trusts!. As long as the farmers
raise 12.000JOOO bale crops they will
hvft low prices. Cotton has run
away with the farmers, lhey give
the speculators a stick with which to
break their I own heads. There is
-nothing the farmer can do as a whole
that be cannot do as an individual.
They cannot keep up prices as long as
they raise more cotton than is needed."
We reproduce these extracts be
cause they embrace the views gen
erally expressed from the standpoint
of the rcsDective speakers. While
warehousesJ as advocated by Capt.
Thomas, wkmld be a good thing
whether the crop were a large or a
Bmall one, the planter cannot de
pend on these alone to increase and
keen the nrices of cotton up, for
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one crop must, unless it.be a very
small one, be taken off the maket-be
fore another goes on. With one
" crop, m uch overlapping another there
will be and oversupply and prices
will go down, warehouses or no ware
1 The only; sure remedy against low
prices is a cron within the limit of
surely will, . whether there be ware
houses or not, for 12,000,000 bales
is more than the world needs at
present for consumption and all
over the needs for consumption
helps to pull the price idowb, not
only oh that crop but on the suc
ceeding crop, for it leaves a surplus
to handicap the new crop.
If diversified farming became the
rule instead of the exception, this
would result in a reduction of acre
age, because a smaller acreage would
be necessary to give more time and
labor to other crops. But it would
create a revolution on the farm and
the planter would become a farmer
more self-sustaining, more independ
ent, and as a result better contented
with his Calling and happier, and in
stead of one he would have several
sources of income, none as great,
perhaps, as cotton has been or is, but
altogether much greater..
Speaking of North Carolina, there
is no reason why .the planters and
farmers of this State should not only
grow wheat, corn, oats, hay and other
food stuffs enough for home con
sumption, but a considerable for sale
outside of the State, and there is no
reason why they should not raise
beef and pork enough for home con
sumption and a considerable quan
tity for sale outside of the State.
There are a number of other things,
such as butter and eggs, vege
tables and fruits for Winter use,
which could be produced, all of
which might become revenue pro
ducers of large proportions in the
aggregate, helping to make our far
mers independent, and to put the
in such a position that they could
market their cotton when it suited
them to , ao so, warehouse Or no
warehouse.! With such a system of
diversification, bringing revenue
from many instead of a few things,
they would be their own masters and
in no way dependent upon borrowed
money, and would therefore have
really little use for warehouses, how
ever useful they may be, (and are)
while cotton is the main and money
crop. Diversified farming is the
key to success for the Southern
planter, whether he plant cotton or
But it is a good thing for farmers
and planters to get together occa
sionally to talk over these matters,
and the more they talk over them
the sooner they will become con
vinced that diversified farming is
the true policy.- .
A CO-OPERATIVE COTTON MILL.
The Scotland Neck Commohwealt h
is making a comm endable effort to
establish a co-operative cotton mill
in that town. It proposes that the
planters in the vicinity take stock
in it to the amount of five hundred
or a thousand "bales of cotton, the
balance of the stock to be taken i:
money subscriptions, which, it says,
san be easily done.
We have written much on the co
operative cotton mill which we
look upon as one of the very best
agencies for establishing home mar
kets, and at the same time giving
the planter all the profit there is in
the crop by converting his lint into
finished fabrics and giving him the
profit on the finished article instead
of simply on the raw material. The
fact is, every cotton growing sec
tion should have one or more cotton,
mills, owned in part if not wholly
by the planters. .
J The advantages these wouhi give
the planters are so numerous. &nd so
apparent, that any one in; i f
moments thought ought to se them.
They not only furnish a home
market nearby thuEr enabling tho
planter to dispose)! his crop quick
ly and at comparatively small cost
iniabor, time, and wear and tear on
vehicles andteams, (no small item
when the Toads are bad) but they
give employment to many people,
bring money in, put it in circulation
and create a demand for a good
many things in which the farmer
would find tvrofifc. bnt which there -I
is no inducement to produce with
out factories to furnish consumers.
These are but a few of many ad
vantages that might be enumerated
and which, every reflecting person
ought to be able to see. It was
the co-operative cotton mill that
gave Charlotte her start and made
her orfe of the leading industrial cen
ters in the South. If The Common
wealth succeeds in its effort, we pre
dict that it will not be long before
there will be one or more mills to
The Stab welcomes back to
his "native heath" editor Caldwell,
of the Charlotte Observer, who has
returned from a trip to Europe.
J udging from some of his printed
letters, he sized up the women of
Paris and London so acurately that
'jrill be able to give the readers
of the Observer some "mighty in
terestin' readinV '
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An obstinate old firemen in Chi
cago, who is drawing a comfortable
pension on the retired list, has gone
to jail, rather than-' pay his wife,
from whom he is separated, $5 a
week. Ho, says he will make by the
transaction for the, county will have
to board7 atfd lodge him, and he' will
be that much ahead and save the $5
ENDED HIS OWN LIFE.
Thomas DUIoo, Tired ol Life, Committed
Suicide by Taking An Overdose
i CONDEMNED MURDERER 1 THE
BROUGHT TO WILMINGTON
ATLANTIC COAST LINE.
If one half of the "claims be true
as to the number of ailments that
t liquid air will cure, all the doctor's
will have to do after a little while
will be to lay in a stock of liquid air
and give the apothecary men an in
When a young man Bourke
Cockran, the New York orator of
voluminous voice, was a porter in
A. T. Stewart's store. When he
wasn't portering he was wrestling
with Clay, Calhoun, Webster and
other orators, and took his pointers
Gen. Funston says he does not
care to be Vice President. He would
be satisfied with a seat in the U. S.
Senate. Fred's modesty lays his
swimming and fighting feats away in
the shade. "'
IMPORTANT DEAL BY
THE B. F. KEITH CO.
Thomas Dillon, a white laborer, was
found dead in bed this morning at his
home in Kidder's alley, leading from
Seventh street, between Church and
Castle. By his side was found a four
ounce bottle of laudanum, and this,
coupled with the fact that he had pre
viously threatened to take his own
life, leads his friends to believe that it
is a ease of suicide. Domestic troubles
were assigned by him previously as
the reason of his intention to commit
the rasE act.
Dr. Price, the coroner, early yester
day morning viewed the body and em
panelled a jury, which, after hearing
the evidence, rendered the verdict that
the deceased came to his death some
time during the night by taking an
overdose of laudanum.
The jury was composed of Theodore
Swann (foreman), John G. Marshall
(secretary), "J. L. Landing, J. D.
Southerland. J. S. Costin and E. W.
Stokfcley. - . "
Mr. Dillon's wife testified that she
knew of her husband's threat to take
his life and remained awake all Wed
nesday night to prevent the attempt.
Thursday night he told her he had de
stroyed the bottle of laudanum pur
chased for the purpose later accom
plished, but in his death it developed
that this statement was erroneous. The
only other witness who testified was
Thos. H. Price,
The body was interred yesterday
afternoon at the county's expense.
Dillon removed here from Norfolk, it
is said, four or five years ago, and was
first employed in assisting with the
building of the Seashore Hotel at
Wrightsville beach. He leaves a wife
and several children.
HON. A. M. WADDELL.
Slayer of J. C. Herring in New Hanover
County Jail for Safekeeping Pear
His Priends Wonld Rescue Him.
Will Begin Operating Its New Short Line
Between Florence and Augusta To
dayThe Line Completed.
They Secure the Trade Mark and Right to
Manufacture the Popular Brand of
Hoe Cake Baking Powder."
demand for . consump
tion. But this would require, as one
of the speakers said, the co-opera
tion of the planters of the entire
cotton belt for the planters of North
Carolina, which produces only one
twentieth of the total crop, would
he powerless to regulate acreage or
to control 'prices. But by getting
the planters 6t each cotton growing
State organized this might eventu
ally get the planters of all the
. States closer together and be instru
mental in restricting acreage ture-
' sonable dimensions.
Mr. Currie struck the kernel of
the qu38tion when he advocated di-
- versified farming, although hef-was,
in our opinion, considerably off
when he I characterized the ware
House plan as a trust, for there is
Qo more of a trust in that than
id the plaater holding his cotton in
. his own storage house, as many do,
until the price suitB him, although
he may have to borrow money on
that cotton in the meantime to meet
his obligations But he was right
when he I advocated the planters
ttakinc thir livinc at home, and
THE CUP IS RAILED TO THE
It is gratifying of course, to
American pride that Sir Thomas
Lipton, who crossed the ocean with
his crack- vacht to capture that
Queen Victoria cup and take it back
to England, gos back without it,
and a pleasant feature of the ending
is that there is no ground for dispute
about it, or for charge that the
Columbia won by jockying or by
foul play. It was simply three clean,
straight beats by the. swifter boat,
and so freely admitted by the chal
lenging owner of the Shamrock, who
says he may try it again. He may,
but the probabilities are that he is
sufficiently amused with his fruitless
efforts after having invested about a
It is somewhat of a coincidence
that in this the eleventh contest for
the cup eleven attempts were made
before the contest was decided, eight
in which the races were declared off
because of unfavorable winds, and
three in which the race was finished,
the Columbia winning in each, and !
by a distance sufficient to establish
the fact that she is the better boat,
which establishes another fact, which
is that as boat builders the Ameri
cans retain their prestige as the best
in the world. What British skill
and money could do wast done on
the Shamrock, which is unques
tionably the best boat for the
purpose intended tney ever puo
afloat, hut American skill and Ameri
can money built a better boat, and
as a result, that much contested for
cup remains on this side, and will
doubtless continue to remain. lor
many years to come.
But if Sir Thomas didn't win the
cap, he won some , creditable noto
riety, and got a good deal of capital
gratuitous advertising for himself
and his Ceylon tea, so his wasn't a
fruitless mission after all.
Mrs. Goldfarb, of New York,
wants a divorce from Mr. Goldfarb
because he is so shockingly ugly and
although she has done her level be3t,
she has utterly failed to make him
even passably good looking. But as
the fellows who built the divorce
law for New York omitted to in
clude physical ugliness as a cause
for divorce, about the only thing we
see that Mrs. Goldfarb can do will
be to move over into Pennsylvania
and 'take the chances of being swap
ped off to some better looking fel
A SENSIBLE VIEW OF IT.
Booker" T. Washington has not
been writing and talking in vain for
a great many prominent negroes in
this country are beginning to catch
on to his views on the solution of the
race problem. The folio wing is from
Bishop Walters, President of the
Afro-American Council, but much
of it sounds much like Booker T.
"It is the concensus of opinion
among the leaders of the race, who are
not Federal office-holders, that the
time has come when the nego should
divide his vote. I am of the opinion
that it is one of the ways to solve the
negro problem, especially in the South.
The negro is here to stay, and sooner
or later will be given hid constitution
al rights. He is demonstrating every
day that he is capable of assimulating
the highest civilization of America.
As the negro advances in intelli
gence, wealth and culture, the doors
that are now closed against him will
be opened. The spirit of liberty is too
stroDt? in this countrv to keep the ne
gro forever out of his rights, whenhe
is thoroughly prepared to receive
them. The best white people of the
South are awakening to this fact,
hence a few of them want him sent
out of the country. The large major
ity of them are against this plan, for
they know that it is impracticable,
"Since we are to remain here, we
must make friends of our enemies. I
believe we cau greatly aid our cause
by allying ourselves politically with
the best and most influential whites of
the South, the ruling classes." t
Bishop Walters didn't talk thus
sensibly always, for he has been
somewhat fiery as a negro rights
champion, but the sooner the ne
groes take this view of it and the
more of them that -talk that way
the sooner the race problem will be
solved and the more satisfactorily
to bothVaces. The peaceful, harmon
ious and permanent solution of it is
really more in the hands and con
duct of the negroes than of the
ftnnrcrift is troubled. She had a
very choice assortment of fine speci
mens of kaolin in her State muSeum,
and found when they were wanted
that they had been devoured by a
scrub-woman who had a voracious
appetite for fine clay. -The discov
ery probably saved the ' bust of
Henry Clay. Georgia shouldn't em
ploy scrubwomen with a fondness
for dirt diet.
A London paper remarks that Sir
Thomas Lipton is so popular in this
country that if he were "to become
a naturalized citizen he would be
come almost as formidable a candi
date for the Presidency as Admiral
Dewey." But in as much as itwould
be necessary for Thomas to be born
again on this side of the water this
knocks our" esteemed Irish friend out.
The B. F. Keith Company, one of
Wilmington's most enterprising and
responsible business houses, on yes
terday made a deal by which they pur
chased the trade mark and right to
manufacture the superior and popular
brand of "Hoe Cake Baking Soda,"
which has been manufactured here by
the Roanoke Chemical Company, re
cently gone out of business, as men
tioned in The Star.
The Keith'Co., will continue the
manufacture of "Hoe Cake Soda,"
and expect to keep it up to the high
standard of excellence established for
it by the Roanoke Chemical Company.
This brand of soda has a high reputa
tion for its quality, andjhe former
manufacturers spent $10,000 in adver
tising it throughout the South. It is
known far and wide as a high class
soda, and the new manufacturers
possess ample facilities and means to
keep it up to tho standard. They ex
pect to push its sale among the trade
in all the States embraced in the Roan
oke Chemical Company's territory.
The Stab recently mentioned that
the Keith Company had established
soda works in this city to manufacture
the "Reliable Brand of Soda." Mr.
B. F. Keith, president of the company,
stated yesterday that the company
will also continue the manufacture of
this brand, which they guarantee to
be as good as any baking soda on the
market. Both brands will be put up
in any size packages to suit the trade.
See the company's announcement in
the Stab's advertising columns this
DIED YESTERDAY MORNING.
The battle cry of the British sol
tha TW.r countrv is "Re-
member Majnba." But the Boers
remember' it too, and the way they
right when he said that a 12,000,000 ' scooped, the Britons on that occa-
means lower prices, as it aion is a sort of stimulator for them.
The ripest bridegroom lately
reported is a New Jersey dootor who
says he is 122 years old, and cele
brated his last birthday by getting
married. There may be some in
credulity as to his alleged age, but
when a man becomes thoroughly
acclimated in- JSew Jersey tnere is
no telling how long he may live, if
he escapes "Jersey lightning.;
Gen. Schafterhas declined to take
notice of Rear Admiral Sampson's
remarks about that Santiago busi
ness. It would be rough on Samp
son if Schaf ter were to sit down on
him. s ' ; j
Charles A. Pearsall the Victim
Consumption The Puneral.
Yesterday morning at 9 o'clock at
the home of his brother-in-law, Mr.
Sol J. Jones, in East Wilmington,
Mr. Chas. A. Pearsall died, after an
illness of nearly five weeks with con
sumption. , ,
Mr. Pearsall was for a number of
years a popular and trusted conductor
of the Atlantic Coast Line, and was
last employed at Pinnerrs Point, Va.
He was 29 years of. age and is sur
vived by his mother, Mrs.; Lucy B.
Pearsall, who resides with Mr. Jones,
and one sister, Mrs. W. K. Culbreth,
of Purvis, Robeson county.
The, funeral will be held from the
residence of Mr." Jones this afternoon
at L45 o'clock, and the remains will
be taken via the S. A. L. at 3.20 o'clock
to Moss Neck, Robeson county, nea.
which place the interment will be
made to-morrow morning.
Vessels Bound Por Wilmington.
The, following list of vessels are
either in port or have sailed for Wil
mington, as reported in a current
number of the New York Maritime
. -Schooner Alma, 144 tons, Small, in
port of New York, to Smith, Gregory
British steamship Suez, 1,305 tons,
Higginbotham, sailed Fayal,A October
British steamship Laura, 1,804 tons,
Yule, sailed Hull, October 7th.
Norwegian barque River Thames,
454 tons, from Bristol, October 9th.
The Artesian WelT "
' The work of boring the Claren
don Waterworks Company 's artesian
well at Hilton still goes on. Up to
yesterday the well had been bored to
a depth of 1,268 feet 6 mcnes. J.ne
drill is still pounding its way through
granite, having passed 159 feet 6
inches through the rock. This causes
the boring to proceed slowly, a pro
gress of only three and a half feet
having been made the past week.
Candidate for the Senate If Parly Prima
ries Are Held.
Raleigh News & Observer.
Wilmington, N. C, Oct. 17, 1899.
To the Editor: As one of the per
sons whose names have been published
. ... A1 A. XT A J
in connection witn tue next unueu
States Senatorship, (although without
authority as far as I am concerned) I
desire to say to the public what I have
said to individuals who have spoken
to me on the subject, viz:
1. That if the next Democratic State
Convention, in accordance with the
resolution of the last one in favor of
the election of Senators by the people,
shall order party primaries to ascertain
the will or tne isemocrais n me
State, I expect to be a candidate;
but if the machine' method of securing
members of the Legislature in advance
is to be pursued, 1 will not be a can
didate. 2. That the primaries ought to be
held, and the Senatorial canvass con
ducted, after the August election, and
3. That I am not now making any
canvass, and will not' do so until I
know whether there are to be primaries
4. That I will cheerfully unite with
all other aspirants in a pledge not to
solicit, directly or indirectly, any vote
until after the August election.
5. That, in my opinion, no man
worthv to be Senator would hold that
office contrary to the will of a majority
of his own party.
Vr If there is any more candid or
plainer way to state my position on
the matter than this, I do not know it.
Alfred Moobe Waddell.
Carrie A. Lane.
The derelict Carrie A. Lane, which
was anchored four miles off Brown's
inlet on the lower Cape Fear coast, by
a party of fishermen, has been safely
towed into Lookout bight by the tug
Blanche and with her cargo will be
towed to Noank, Connecticut, her
original destination. Capt. S. F.
Craig, who went over to look out for
the interest of the Blanche in the mat
ter, returned yesterday afternoon and
the Blanche reached Southport yester
day morning. The schooner has. a
steam pump of her own and with this,
she wilfbe pumped out preparatory to
the tow to Noank.
Negro Drowned Yesterday Afternoon.
Malachi Lovick, a young colored
man about 23 years of age, was
drowned yesterday afternoon at
4 o'clock while assisting his father
in raising logs from the river at foot
of Dawson street. The body was re
covered by Mr. E. W. Branch at 6
o'clock, and Dr. Richard J. Price, the
coroner, after viewing the body em-
nanelled a "urv which returned 'a
verdict of accidental drowning,
Lovick lived in Gerdes' alley, lead
ing from Eighth to Ninth, between
Queen and Wooster streets, and with
his father earned a living by recover
ing logs adrift in the river.
An Old Merchant.
A gentleman who passed through
the city on his way to Florida twenty-
one years ago, purchased at that time
a suit of clothes from Mr. Sol. Bear.
He was here yesterday and said he had
met one gentleman whom he knew
twenty-one years ago, and that was
Mr. Bear. In passing down Market
street he saw Mr. Bear's sign, and went
in his establishment, and. said he im
mediately recognized Mr. Bear, who
did not appear any younger or older
than he did twenty-one years ago. He
says he asked Mr. Bear how long he
had been in Wilmington, and he re
plied about a hundred years.
Cotton receipts were a little
increased yesterday, 2,734 bales hav
been brought in up to closing of the
market Receipts on the same, date
last year were 4,028 bales. The quo
tations yesterday were on a basis of
7 cents for middling against 4f cents
on the same date in 1898.
Deputy Sheriff Everett Turner, of
Sampson county, arrived in Wilming
ton on the 5.50 train on tie Atlantic
Coast Line yesterday evening with
Archie Kinsauls in custody. He
brought Kinsauls here from Clinton
and committed him to the New Han
over county jail for safekeeping. It
was feared that Kinsauls' friends
would rescue him if he was allowed to
remain in jail at. Clinton, jit will be
remembered that soon after he was
committed to jail at Clinton a year
ago, his friends took him from jail by
force of arms.-
Kinsauls is a white man and was
tried for his life and condemned to
death last Wednesday iu the Superior
Court at Clinton for th9 murder of J.
C. Herring, white,, of Sampson coun
ty. The trial began on Friday of last
week before Judge Henry R. Bryan
and resulted on Wednesday ia a ver
dict of guilty. He was saataucad to be
hanged November 29th proximo. His
trial created intense interest, and there
was a strong fight to sive Kinsauls
from the gallows. He was ably de
fended by Col. John D. Kerr, Con
gressman John Fowler, and Mr.
Cooper, of the Clinton bar. Solicitor
Rodolph Duffy, of Wilmington, pros
ecuted, and was assisted by George
E. Butler, Esq., and Henry E. Faison,
Esq., two well known Clinton law
yers, who were retained by the mur
dered man's relatives. After Judge
Bryan sentenced Kinsauls to be ex
ecuted, his lawyers took an appeal to
the Supreme Court. j
Pending the appeal to the Supreme
Court the sheriff of Sampson county
feared to keep Kinsauls j in jail at
Clinton, being apprehensive that his
friends would take him from jail.
During the heated political campaign
last Fall Kinsauls killed Herring by
cutting him with a knife at a political
meeting at Beaman's Cross R-ads,
Sampson county, October :27th, 1898.
Senator Marion Butler was one of the
speakers at the meeting Kinsauls
lived near Beaman's Cross Roads, and
it is learned that he made no effort to
flee the county after the killing. He
remained at home, and a few days
after the tragedy he was arrested and
committed to jail at Clinton. On the
ight of the 20th of December, after
he had been ia jail two months, a
party of his friends went to the jail
and by force of arms compelled the
jailor to admit them. Thef then took
KinsauAs from jail and set him at lib
erty. He did not leave ie county
but stayed around home, and after
being at large nine months he was
captured near his home on Sunday,
the 17th of last month. He was hunt
ed by a posse and was shot down on
the highway, receiving twenty-eight
buck-shot in his body.
The condemned man was seen in
jail last night by a Stab reporter, and
he talked without reserve. He gave
his age at 32 years and his weight as
120 pounds. He has been married two
years and has one child. He says the
man he killed weighed 195 pounds.
He stated that he killed Herring in
self-defence and that his conviction
was a complete surprise to everybody
but those grounded in prejudice. He
says the evidence at the trial showed
that the killing was done in self-defence.
Kinsauls told the Star representa
tive that politics was at the bottom of
the difficulty that resulted in the kill
ing. He states that he is a Democrat,
while Herring was a dyed-in-the-wool
Populist, and that with Sampson
county rotten with Populism and in
the hands of Populists, the jury was
packed against him. His story of the
killing is that in the Falb; of '98, Kass
Herring, a brother of the man he
killed, disliked him because of his poly
tics and drove over him with a buggr.
Subsequently he met J. C. Herring
and cursed his brother for running
over him; that J. C. Herring, who was
a powerful man physically, tried to
whip him, but he ran and kept out of
his way. He says that Herring threat
ened repeatedly that he would whip
him or kill him, and that at the politi
cal meeting October 27, 1B98, Herring
attacked him, being armed with brass
knucks, and fearing for his life,
he cut him in self-defence. He states
that when he was recently recaptured
Herring's brothers, uncles and friends
waylaid and shot him, firing several
guns at him, after he had been shot
down. Forty-two men were in the
posse that recaptured him.
Kinsauls does not look like a bad
man and is confident that he will ulti
mately be given a new trial and be
acquitted. He brought with him a let
ter to the sheriff frcm Dr. John A.
Stevens, of Clinton, who states that
Kinsauls is a man of character, truth
and honesty and requesting that good
care be taken of him, as he is yet feeble
from his wounds. : j
The Florence correspondent of the
Charleston Newi and Courier under
date of October 19 th, writes that paper
as follows regarding the Coast Line's
new short line between Florence and
Beginning on Saturday, October 21,
the Atlantic Coast Line will begin
operating their new short line be
tween Florence i and Augusta, via
Sumterv, Denmark, Robbins and over
the Charleston and Western Carolina
Railroad enter the city of Augusta by
their own route. The completion, of
the connecting link between Denmark
and Robbins, by Barnwell Court House
this week, completes the new route.
The Atlantic Coast Line has been
operating the new line for several
weeks as far as Barnwell Court HoUse,
by running a local freight train from
Florence to Barnwell daily. Begin
ning on Saturday, however, the local
freight will run through to Robbins
daily. The train will be hereafter
known as the "Atlantic Coast Line's
Southwestern Special," and will be a
turouen time freight and .will be run
daily except Sunday, v v .
Tne passenger: service will not be
established until November 1, at which
time a through train from Florence to
Atlanta via the Georgia Railroad will
be put on. This will be a daisy train
and will be a "hummer." This train
has already been fitted out in the Coast
Line's shops at Wilmington and is
now ready for service as soon as the
schedule is established It is said to
be one of the handsomest trains that
will run iu the South. . On January 1
a double daily service connecting at
Florence with Coast Line trains to and
from the North will be added.
COTTON RECEIPTS PALLING OFP.
Wilmington Has Same Experience As Other
Cities, But Continues Pif th Port.
The following statement of the re
ceipts of cotton and naval stores at the
port of Wilmington for the week end
ing yesterday and past crop year to'
the same period, ' with a comparison of
those last year, will make interesting
reading in view j of the "short crop"
speculation that is now being indulged
in so widely, especially in the South:
Week Ended October 20, 1899 Cot
ton, '11, 033 bales; spirits, 624 casks;
rosinT 2,667 barrels; tar, 1,170 barrels;
crude, 370 barrels.
Week Ended October 20, 1898 Cot
ton, 24.686 bales; spirits, 458 casks;
rosin, 2,117 barrels; tar, 1,073 barrels;
crude, 226 barrels.
Crop year to Oct 20, 1899 Cot
ton, 94,154 bales'; spirits, 21,533 casks;
rosin, 77,952 barrels ; tar, 32,535 barrels ;
crude, 7,248 barrels.
Crop year to Oct 20, 1898 Cotton,
114,553 bales; spirits, 19,813 casks;
rosin. . 95,799 barrels; tar, 32,541 bar
rels; crude, 6,779 barrels.
In this connection it is interesting
to note that notwithstanding the great
falling off in receipts during the past
two weeks at this port, Wilmington
has retained her position as fifth port
in the United States, with Charleston
a close competitor.
THE ROANOKE i CHEMICAL COMPANY.
Some of the Causes That Retarded Growth ,
and Redaced the Yield.
Maxtor, N. C , Oct 19, 1899.
To the Cotton Growers of the South: - -
I have been thinking for some time
that I would write a short article on
"The Present Growing Cotton Crop,M
and by way of preface will say that I
have been growing .and making cot
ton for forty-five years and have made
a success of it untiLa few years back
when silver was demonetized and cot
ton followed it down. But we will
drop that, as it has nothing to do with .
the present growing crop (except as to -values),
I have noticed Neill's estimate on
the crop as twelve millions of bales;
that was just after the August report
or in other words the Government re
port upon the heel of which cotton
went down forty-two points; but it
rallied again and went up fifteen
points, after which Mr. Neill re
affirmed his first estimate; then,
after the September report came
out Mr. Neill dropped his esti
mate one million bales. If he
had dropped two milllions, he would
hive been much nearer right so,I -think.
In the years '97 and '98, there
was less moisture than we have had
for the present growing crop; but,
there is something behind that which
is far reaching on this crop, and which
I don't think Mr. Neill has been able
to comprehend. Now there are three
causes for the shortage in the present
or the crop of 1899. all of which I will
give as I see it. First the cotton belt
was saturated with water last Winter
and Spring, for about three months,
That being so, what was the result?
I answer, "the land soured," and that
being a fact before the fact will make
it clear to the mind of any cotton
grower that it would be impossible
to get a full cotton crop after it.
Why? Because the plant will not take
on theTFtrit. That is the cause of but
little cottotMmpsaudiqafruit, the
plant thinly fruited. So much for the
The second cause, was the cool
nights in July (I. think along about
the 10th) which were very injurious
to the plant. It was full of growth
and sap and the result was it harden
ed the plant, made it woody, and the
consequence is there was about two
weeks lost to the cotton growing of the
main cotton month. - I look upon
that as a mammoth thing on a cotton
The third cause, is the hot tropical
sun and burning winds scorched and
burned the plant so that there was not
life enough left in the weed todevelope
the fruit .
Now I have given you the facts, as
I see them, and I believe what I have
said will hold good east of the
Mississippi river. In conclusion. I
will say that according to my judg
ment the entire crop of .1899 will not
exceed . nine millions eight hundred
and fifty thousand bales. I hope this
article may be kept on file, and in the
year 1900, on the 2nd day of Septem
ber, its readers may draw it out and
compare estimates withN the Cotton
Mogul of the South, who is now. ap
parently side tracked.
H. C. Alford.
Sale of Its Plant and Stock Yesterday
Morning by the Assignee.
Pursuant to notice of Mr. J. M.
Rice, assignee, and Capt Wilkes Mor
ris, auctioneer, j the plant and other
properties of the Roanoke Chemical
Company, at f oot of Chesnut street
were sold at auction yesterday. The
bidding was very slow and three
hours were consumed in disposing of
the various articles, included iu which
were 50,000 assorted tin cans, soda and
baking powder cartoons and labels,
machinery, boxes, barrels and office
The purchasers and the articles
bought were so many in number that
last night the total proceeds of the sale
had not been footed up, but it was
learned from the clerk of the sale that
the amount will not aggregate over
$600. The property is said to have
The principal purchasers were
Mesrs. Sol. and Sam'l Bear, B. F.
Keith Co., McNair & Pearsall and S.
W. Sanders. The right and title to
the brands of i goods manufactured,
were reserved by the company and it
is intimated that they are contemplat
ing embarking1; into the manufacture
of same in some other city.
Most of the goods were removed
from the building yesterday.
TO BE MANUFACTURED
ON A LARGE SCALE.
Kale Hanged at Newton for the
Murder of George Travis.
Bv Telegraph to tne Morning Star.
- Charlotte, N. C, October -1'9. A
special to the Observer from Newton,
N. C, says:
Avery Kale, white, was hanged here
to-day for the murder of George
Travis, also white, near Catawba, last
Kale was employed in Alley's dis
tillery and for some cause was dis
charged and Travis given the place.
Kale went home, got a shot-gun and
returning to the distillery shot Travis
in the head while the latter was at '
work. The shot tore away a large
section of Travis' skull, death result- '
ing instantly. Kale immediately left ,
for Marion, enlisted in Company A,
the Hornets' Nest Riflemen, of Char
lotte, and was arrested soon after
reaching camp at Jacksonville, brought
back to Newton, tried and convicted, j
The body was allowed to hang thirty ;
minutes, as he had requested that the
job be a thorough one, as he did not
want to come back to this world. .
The Winchester Monument
The monument to the North Caro
lina Confederate dead buried in the
cemetery at Winchester, Va., will be
completed, it is said, by the last day
of November. The matter of unveil
ing it was discussed at the meeting of
the Confederate Veterans' Association
at Raleigh, Wednesday i night The
following named ladies are a commit
tee to aid the Veterans' Association
to make arrangements for the unveiling
and proper ceremonies ' and to repre
sent the State at large : Mrs. J. P. Al
lison, Concord, N. 0. ; Mrs. R. L. Rig
gins, Winston, N. C. ; Mrs. Armistead
Burwell, Charlotte, N. C; Mra Josh
James, Wilmington, N, C. ; Mrs. EL
A. London, Pittsboro, , N. C. ; Mrs.
Michael Hoke, Lincolnton, N. C;
Miss Rebecca Cameron, Hillsboro,
White Patent Axle and Hub Company Will
' Have Its Inventions Manufactured
North and in Wilmington.
Mr. F. P. White, patentee of the
White patent axle and hub, returned
yesterday from Raleigh where he ex
hibited his inventions at the State Fair.
They attracted much attention and
were awarded the first premium.
Mr. B. F. Keith, president of the
White Patent Axle and Hub Com
pany, who returned from New York
on Friday, states that while north he
made arrangements to have the White
axles and hubs manufactured on a
large scale. They will also be manu
factured in Wilmington.
While in New York Mr. Keith ex
hibited the axles and hubs at the an
nual convention of carriage "builders
and dealers, held in that city October
16th to 20th. j The axle was univer
sally pronounced the best thing of th
kind that is known to carriage builders
Both the City Tax Collector
and Mr. Owen FerrelL the clever
"gatherer" for the county, did good
business yesterday afternoon, after
working hours atv the various indus
tries where the employes are paid
their earnings weekly. Collections
thus far have been very satisfactory.
Salisbury Sun: There was a
homicide at' Spencer Thursday even
ingJesse Knott, colored, shot .his
brother, Charlie Knott the bullet
making a wound from which the in
jured man died last night After the
shooting, which was the closing sceno
of a fight between the brothers, Jesse
gave himself up to the officers and was
placed in jail.
Charlotte News: Dr. Cooper
Curtice, the State veterinarian, says
he does not expect ,any further out
breaks of Texas fever among the cattle
of the State this fall. "I hope there
will be never any . more," he added,
"hut of course that is not nrobable.
When the grass comes out next spring
and the cattle begin to go around gra
ling we may expect more fever."
Sanford Express: The large
new hotel at Pinehurst will be open
for the reception of guests by Novem
ber 1st The hotel will be elegantly
furnished, the carpets alone costing
$12,000. This makes the seventh
hotel for Pinehurst, all owned by Mr.
Tufts, all of which, with his 76 cot
tages, will be crowded with guests the
coming winter. -
Fayetteville Observer: The
friends of Mr. Frank S. Maultsby were
shocked this morning upon the re
ceipt of a telegram from Greenville,
N. C, announcing his death' in that
town Thursday night. Mr. Maultsby's
relatives here did not know he was
sick and the supposition is that he died
mi4laTilv TVia Hon ah ami wan nhont AO
years of age, and removed from this
city to Greenville about three years
ago. ; : -
Smithfiejd Herald Mr. Brant
ley Deans was drowned in the Thomas
Atkinson mill pond, in O'Neal'a town
ship, last Friday evening at 5 o'clock.
ile and jar. jonn uunyan saneuiwu
been up the bond in a boat fishing.
They were returning at fast speed
when suddenly the boat struck a
stump just a little, under the water
and ran on it Iff trying to get the
boat e the stump it was capsized.
The water was 1H feet deep. Neither
of them could swim, but Mr. Batten
caught hold of the stump and saved
his life. ! Mr. Deans' body was found
at 8 o'clock.
Chatham Record: The Cape
Fear Power Company wiU transmit
electric power from tockville and
Buckhorne to the surfounding towns,
as soon as they co. While the work
is being push-Jet Lockyille and Buck
home preparatory for transmitting the
power, the company is making con
tracts for the sale or use of its power.
Last week the president and secretary
of the company (Messrs. Morgan and
Gray) went to Fayetteville and aaade
satisfactory arrangements for trans
mitting 2,000 horse-power yearly.
Most of it will be used by the cotton
mills at! Fayetteville, but the town
will use the balance for electric lights.
This power will be transmitted to Fay
etteville from the "Buckhorne water
power a distance of about thirty