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Editor and Proprietor.
WILMINGTON, N. C,
Fbidat, --..- October 27, 1899.
A PERTINENT INQUIRY.
Suggested by the victory of the
Columbia over tho Shamrock the
New York Tribune propounds the
"If we can build the best yachts in
the world and if we can build the
best cruisers : and battle ships, too
why can we not build the best ocean
liners! If we can build Columbias
and Iowas, why not Oceanics?"
And then jit proceeds to answer
"This country ought to produce first
class ocean steamships for freight and
passenger traffic just as well as first
class yachts and first class battle ships.
It diJso once. It could do so again and
find profit in so doing. But if it is ever
to do so, it will be by the same ways and
means that were efficient here of old and
that have been efficient in the devel
opment of tbe mercantile marines of
other countries, the same that have
enabled this country to attain suprem
acy in bridge building and railroad
building and; the manufacture of en
gines and machinery the world over.
What irony there is in our being able
to furnish bridges for Egypt, railroad
rails for India and locomotives for
- England and for Russia, and not be able
to provide the ships in wnicn to carry
such merchandise to its destination!
The protection and the encouragement
that have given to Great Britain and
Germany their mercantile marines
would give an equal one to the United
States. Is it conceivable that we shall
go on much I longer without learning
that leBsonf" ;
Here is more protection rot which
is aboSas appropriate an answer to
the inquiry imade, as it is to the
much mooted question, "who struck
Billy Patterson?" It simply means
that while we can build the best
yachts and the best war ships in the
world without protection, we can't
build the best merchantmen with
out protection, although we have
within the past few years built some
of thebest ocean steamers afloat. The
Tribune is thus cunningly trying to
boost the ship subsidy bill which
will come up before Congress in its
next session, iby which it is proposed
to pay to ship builders and owners
money enough to build scores of
merchantmen!, under the double pre
tence that is necessary to encourage
the ship-building industry in this
country and to enable American ship
owners to compete with ships owned
in other countries.
- It isn't necessary to encourage ship
building for (there isn't a ship yard
in this country which hash' all it can
do for twelve', months to comc, and
in addstion j to that they are en
larging some of the plants and
building newj ones. Contracts are
but now for several fine vessels for
the Pacific trade and some of our
yards' have contracts for warships
witn ioreign governments, con
tracts which ithey secured in com
petition with other ship building
It is a pure' assumption that sub
sidies are jnecessary . to enable
Americans ,to operate ships
on the high seas in competion with
the ships of other nations. We say
it is a pure assnmptionjfor we have so
few ships on the high seas that this
question has not, been tested and
cannot be tested until we are in the
business and make an effort to com
pete. Up to I860 our ship owners
without either bounties or subsidies
did build ships and did compete with
foreign ships and carried seventy
five per cent, of our commerc'e both
ways across the seas. It wasn't "pro
tection" that built, but it was pro
tection that destroyed our merchant
marine, the tariff protection that
made it impossible for our ship build'
ers toimport the material necessary
in the building of ships when the
iron ship began to take the place of
wooden Bhips upon the seas. When
the iron ships appeared we had comparatively-little
experience in the
iron-making .business, and conse
- nnont.lv haH mnf : 1 ; i-,- -
w j uvh hud xauijimeo xvi
turning out iron plates to compete
with the iron plants of Great Britain,
which was then the great iron ship
builder, as she is now the great steel
ship builder, since steel ships have
supplanted the iron ships, as these
supplanted wooden ships.
But we have made progress since
then, We know all that the iron
and steel ; makers of other countries
know, and some things that they
do not know. Our inventive genius
has given na labor-saving devices
that they marvel at and cannot
match, and nature has given ns an
abundance of the raw . material that
they can only envy. ' There is
enough in these to account for the
"irony" that the Iribune plays-
upon. It was'. American - push,
genius, skill ; and abundance of
raw material that pushed this coun
try to the front as a manufacturer
nd successful competitor with
rhe assertion that this country
; -osier .snip onuciing ana a
' marine with bounties and
list I nge other maritime
.V TIT" w i ()
- is xaise ana a
dbBidies becaj . Mm
rand, ' their bri-
1 ITT UUW -
J . tiiftn
lies that are
Ten oy f
: tr unply Ube where a
sarrying tnejmaiis, txecon-
ertain character of vessels ; ?n.
(tmcted which may be reaaujr , -
auxiliaries to fleets; to
wmripA into auxiliaries
b. -load in the event
. ,VVt. be reauired.
-i a an in llto -
-for -which- the
m, . a. bounty ivs
. - i .
addition to its navy in a time of I
need, and one that costs it nothing I
to take care of m time of peace,
Some Governments which tried the
experiment of tonnage subsidies are
abandoning it as a lailure. ms
country has tried it on two lines to
Brazil, one trans-Atlantic line ana
the Pacifio mail line, and-in eacn
case it was a failure.
Great' Britain they point to as a
striking illustration of the effect of
subsidies in building merchant
marines, but Great Britain only pays
for actual services rendered, and
those securing subsidies are only 2b
per cent, of the British snips, the
remaining 97 per cent, receiving no
aid whatever from the Government,
but depending solely upon them
selves for success in business.
The "irony" to which the Tribune
refers isn't a circumstance compared
with the brass these bounty and
subsidy advocates show in the de
mands they make, and the fraud they
are attempting to play upon the
A "FRIEND" OF THE COURT.
What foundation there may be
for the following, which we clip
from the. Greensboro Record, we do
not know, but "a prominent and well
known Republican lawyer" would
hardly, have chatted so freely if
there were not some foundation
'A nrominent and well known Re
publican lawyer, in the city last week,
says it is an outrage the way the Fed
eral Courts, especially at Statesville
and Asheville, are now being run;
that United States Senator Pritchard
simply runs the whole shooting match ;
that is to say. he and his henchmen
are worked into every case and that
an outsider stands no show of getting
Me says that when a man is arrested
a marshal takes him in hand, keeps
bim from .seeing any one if he can,
and finally the defendant asks him
whom he ought to employ, when he
promptly tells him Senator Prichard,
no nother name eyer being mentioned.
Nine times out of ten the defendant is
ignorant, knows very few attorneys if
any, and the great U. 8. ' Senator gets
"But the gentleman went further,
saying that should a man in the toils
express a preference for another law-
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yer ne is ioia mai oenator rriicnaru is
a great "friend" of the Court and-can
get him off when no other power on
earth can do it, and not infrequently
he is told why he is such a great
'friend of the Court. This settles it of
'Truly the office of U. S. Senator
is great and mighty. Think of prosti
tuting it to such base purposes I"
To what extent this may affect the
dispensation of justice in those
courts may be a matter of opinion,
but it leaves ground for the suspi
cion at least that men who have so
much power may have more influ
ence in the dispensing of justice
than the law has. It is a well known
fact that during J udge Ewart's long
fight for the Judgeship of the West
ern district, Senator Pritchard was
his friend and stood faithfully by
him, thus establishing a claim on the
gratitude of the man who owes his
position to him. ' It does not follow
that this would necessarily nnduly
influence the court, but it is easy to
see how others, as well as interested
lawyers, might come to the conclu
sion that it did, especially when the
person to whom the court is under
such obligations is a practicing at
torney before that court. Senator
Pritchard may or may not take un
due advantage of services rendered,
but the relationship certainly gives
apparent ' cause for suspicion and
A Washington dispatch published
yesterday informs ns that at the
meeting of the Cabinet that day the
financial stringency was one of the
topics c5nsidered, but it was de
cided to make no attempt at present
A 1 ' II i
co ease up ine stringency, as it was
believed that in the natural course
of events the heavy war expendi
tures will reduce the large surplus
in the Treasury. In the natural
course of events the stringency will
probably disappear, for in the natu
ral course of events people will
hustle around and find some way to
get the western and Southern crops
to market without assistance from
the Treasury. A good many things
are done in the natural course of
i. 1 11, .
events wnicn couia De much more
expeditiously and satisfactorily done
by some other course of events with
some lead mule sense in front of it,
"We have the cheering assurance,
however, that it is believed that
"the heavy war expenditures will
reduce the large surplus in the
Treasuryund turn the money loose
tq go into the channels of trade.
This is the cheerful aspect of the
heavy war - expenditures, and may
make people less reluctant to shell
out taxes when they are assured that
they will soon 'be turned loose to
foot war bills incurred in the effort
to "shoot h ades out of the Fili
pinos," or words to that effect, re
cently uttered by that distinguished
ex-Governor of Texas, with the sug
gestive name. It is very likely that
these ".heavy war expenditures" will
reduce the large surplus in the
Treasury, and not at all unlikely
that before they are through with
the spending it will be necessary to
find some additional subjects for
taxation to prevent a deficit. The
l - btfc-na as general thing are
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In commenting upon an article
which appeared in The Stab some
time ago about the scarcity of shoe
factories in the South, the Asheboro
bIawhm S mm V. n Q ATI 4 V 4-1 A ' A On aV1" i .L
"The. Courier refers to this to call
attention again to the fact that there
is at Archdale, in this county, a shoe
factory. ' The Tomlinson Manufactur
ing Company, which manufactures
shoes by machinery, the capacity of
the factory being 30,000 to 40.000 pairs
per year. The leather is tanned by
"The capital stock of the corporation
is $20,000. It has been in operation for
a dozen or more years. Fine shoes and
coarse shoes are made. The "Ran-,
dolph Shoe", where it is known is pop
ular. The editor of the Courier, and
many others will wear no other kind.
"There is also another shoe factory,
on a smaller scale, at Jamestown, in
Guilford county, incorporated under
the name of Johnson Bros. & Co. Both
these factories are doing well and the
Courier would like to see more like
them established. "
This speaks pretty well for Ran
dolph enterprise and also for the
encouraging disposition oi the cit
izens of Randolph who wear , the
home-made shoe in preference to
others. There ought to be hun
dreds of such factories scattered
through the South and there is no
reason why every one of them if
well managed would not pay hand
somely, not only pay the. people
engaged in making the shoes, but
the farmers and butchers who
might supply the hides and the tan
ners who tanned them. -
With the raw material here or easi
ly obtainable it is simply a question
of machinery and the skill to oper
ate it, the former of which money
will command, the latter of which
money and . training will com
mand. As there is for cotton goods
a home market so is there a home
market for home-made shoes, which
ought, to be as cheaply made and
sold as imported shoes are.
Queen Victoria writes to the Brit
ish War Secretary that "my heart
bleeds for those dreadful losses
again to-day." But it doesn't bleed
enough to interfere with her taking
three meals, and intermediate
luncheons, with customary regu
larity. ' .
-FOR THE TRUCKERS.
Cong ressman Bellamy Will Make As Effort
to Establish a Star Route Between
Wilmiagton and Pederil Point.
Congress will oonvene on the first
Monday in December, and when Con
gressman . John D. Bellamy goes to
Washington one of the first things he
will look after is the establishment of
a star route along the Masonboro and
Federal Point road for the benefit of
the .truckers in that portion of New
Hanover county. . The purpose is to
establish postoffices at Hewlett's, six
miles from the city, at Melton's, eight
miles, at Rodgers', twelve miles, and
at Biddle's, fifteen miles.
ine section through which the new
star route is to run is a fine trucking
region, and has wonderfully developed
in the past ten years. The section is
well populated and with better postal
facilities the development will be much
greater in the next few years. At
present, many of the people on the
lower part oi the route nave to go
twelve miles to get their mail.
Yellow Jack News.
Capt Robert Green, chief quaran
tine officer, returned yesterday after
noon from an inspection tour to Flor
ence, reference to which was made,, in
yesterday's Stab. Capt. Green re
ported to Dr. McMillan, superintend
ent of health, that he found much ex
citement in Florence over the news.
as published in yesterday's Star con
cerning the suspected cases of yellow
jack at Yemassee, in Beaufort county,
S. C, but that it was much allayed bv
a later dispatch to the Columbia
State, stating that the infection had
been declared by medical experts as
hemorrhagic malarial fever. The news
is very gratifying to the people of
many South Carolina towns in close
proximity to Yemassee.
Revival Services at Immanuel.
The series of revival services began
last night at Immanuel Presbyterian
Church under very promising auspices.
Rev, Edward E. Lane, the pastor, is
being assisted in the meeting by Rev.
R. M. Williams, of Wallace, an earn
est . and very forcible speaker whose
labors as ah evangelist have been sig
nally blessed wherever he has preach
ed. There will be only ohe service a
day at 7:30 o'clock in the evening
and the public is cordially invited.
The meeting each night will be open
ed with a song service and the whole
service will consume but, little more
than an hour.
Death of Miss Nancy Fails.
A special dispatch to the Stab from
Fayetteville last night said that Mrs.
Nancy Fails, mother of Mr. J. B.
Fails, of the city, died yesterday at 4
P. M. in Fayetteville, and that the re
mains will reach Wilmington on the
train this evening. The funeral will
take place at Masonboro, Friday, at
llfATI. Mr. Fails has been in atten
dance: at the bed-side of his - mother
since Monday last.
The Local Cotton Market
A. leature in ine local cotton mar-
icet yesterday was a decline of an
eighth in price during the afternoon,
the closing quotations being posted
steady on a basis of seven cents for
middling. The quotations on the same
day last year were on a basis of only
41 cents for middling, with receipts of
3,196 bales. The receipts yesterday
were 8,463 bales.
The Beat Prescription for Chill"
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i cum! uien wuv mitohukm.
wortkles. imitations t Price 50 cents.
your money bach if it fails to cure.
: ovnv ii a riiii divu.
PLIGHTED THEIR TROTH
AT HYMEN'S ALTAR.
Marraze 0f mjm Maria Cecilia Bate to
' I' '.
Capt. Jno J. Furlong Yesterday
Evening it Six O'clock.
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At St. Thomas' Pro-Cathedral last
evening at -6 o'clock 'a pretty mar
riage was celebrated, when Miss Mary
Cecilia Bate was happily wedded to
Capt. Jno. J. Furlong, Rev. Father
Dennen officiating in the impressive
wedding service of the - Catholic
Church. ---'-.-v .i;;;-; - .
-The altar and chancel of the church
were beautifully decorated with ferns,
bamboo, potted plants and cut flowers
an artistic grouping and blending
of Carnations and the whole was il
luminated with many burning can
dles in handsomely polished candela-
bra,the entire edifice presenting a scene
of rare splendor and brilliancy. The
bridal party was ushered in by a skil
ful rendition of Mendelssohn's wed
ding march by Miss Mary Monk, the
exit from the church being made to
The, bride leaning on the arm!of her
uncle, Mr. E G.Jones, by whom she
was given away, entered from the
main aisle of the church, immediately
preceded by the maid of honor, Miss
Augusta Bate, sister of the bride, and
the ushers Messrs. R. C. Piatt and W.
P. Carroll, and Messrs. W. S. Ber
nard and James Sinclair; the two last
mentioned having been comrades of the
groom on the cruiser Nantucket during
the late Spanish-American war. From
the vestry entered the groom, accom
panied by his best man, Mr. J. C.
Haar, and preceded by Rev. Father
Dennen and three little acolytes cos
tumed in church surplices.
The bride and groom met jast in
front of the altar and the ceremony by
Father Dennen was both solemn and
felicitous in augury of happiness for
the popular young couple.
Tbe bride was beautifully attired in
a white organdie trimmed with white
satin and she wore a tulle veil looped
with bride's roses and carnations. She
bore in her hand an exquisite bouquet
of bride's roses and maiden ferns. The
maid of honor also wore a white or
gandie, satin trimmed, and carried a
pretty bouquet of bride and American
beauty roses. The groom wore a
handsome suit of conventional black
with white houtonierre. The best man
and ushers also wore on their lapels
pink and white boutonierres.
Immediately after the ceremony, the
bridal party was given, from 630 to
12 o'clock P. M , an elaborate recep
tion and wedding supper at the home
of the bride's parents, No. 120 North
Seventh street. During the progress
of the delightful occasion many friends
of the bride, who is the charming and
accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. R. Bate, and of the groom, who is
the popular and efficient Captain of the
Wilmington police department, called
at the home and tendered happy con
gratulations and best wishes for their
success in lift.. Many congratulatory
letters and telegrams were also re
In the reception room were dis
played many costly and valuable wee
ding presents from innumerable
friends in and outside the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Furlong are at home
to their friends for the present at No.
120 North Seventh street.
The steamer A. P. Hurt cleared on
her regular trip to Fayetteville at 5
o'clock yesterday afternoon.
The steamer E. A. Hawes arrived
from up Black river yesterday and
will clear on the return trip to-day.
The Seabright came up as usual last
nighfrom Little River, S. It is
probable that alterations will soon be
made in her build that will allow her
a passenger license to the points on
her usual run. Such an arrangement
would be a great convenience to the
travelling public along this way.
All attempts to secure the lost pro
peller of the tug Buck have thus far
been unsuccessful. The steamer W. T.
Daggett came up to the city last even
ing.. Capt. Ward will secure the ser
vices of the well known diver, Archie
Marine, and will make another at
tempt to secure the lost piece of ma
chinery to-day. A reference to the
tfucies accident in losing the pro
peller was made in yesterday's Stab.
The Driver is expected from up
the Cane Fear Saturday.
Mrs. A. F. Ray, of Raleigh, has
mailed invitations to friends announ
cing the marriage of her daugther,
Miss C. Maud to Mr. Jesse Thomas
Burke, a popular and energetic young
businessman of this city. The cere
mony will be performed Wednesday
morning, November 8th, at 10 o'clock
at the residence of the bride's mother,
in Raleigh. No. 108 Fayetteville
street. A reception will . be tendered
the bride and groom in Wilmington at
Nx209 South Sixth street, on Friday
evening, November 10th, from eight
to eleven o'clock. Mr. Burke was the
recipient of many congratulations
from his numerous friends yesterday.
DEATH IN DUPLIN COUNTY.
Mr. Lewis Outlaw Died at tbe Advanced
Age of Eighty Years.
Special Star Ccmegpondence.'
Mount Olive, N. C, Oct. 25th,
1899. Mr. Lewis Outlaw, an aged and
respected citizen of Outlaw's Bridge,
Duplin county, died at his home yes
terday. Mr. Outlaw was 80 years of
age and was one of the few survivors
of the Mexican war. He died within
one-half mile of the place of his birth
and on the same plantation. In his
death Duplin county lost a good man.
one of her best citizens and a staunch
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
tails, pleasant to take, 25o per bottle. It
js sold and guaranteed by . v
BOBKBT B. BELLAMY,
I mar atly Wholesale ana Retail Druggist
PROGRESS ON THE
- CAROLINA NORTHERN.
The Trick Laid From Lombertoa to Lam-
. Ml . .. lllf.. 4 L.
ber River Five Miles to be Com
pleted la Thirty Days. '
Mr. Henry L.' Cumming, of this
city, engineer in charge or the con
struction of the - Carolina Northern
railroad, from Lumberton, N. C, to
Marion, S. C, was in the city yester
day. ' :V'
Mr. Cumming tells the Stab that
the track, of the new road has been
laid from Lumberton to Lumber river,
a quarter of a mile, and that he now
has a large force of hands at work on
the river trestle, which will be 3,000
feet long. The trestle will be com
pleted before anything else is done.
but he expects within thirty days to
have it completed and five miles of
the road built and in operation to the
new saw mill plant of the Southern
Saw Mill and Lumber Company. Al
ready about twelve miles of the road
nave been graded and ready for the
The saw mill of the Southern Saw
Mill and Lumber Company is nearly
completed, and will soon be ready for
operation. It is located in a fine tim
ber region, and will cut from 40,000
to 50,000 feet of lumber per day. .
Case of Mistaken Identity.
Police Sergeant J. R. Davis return
ed yesterday afternoon from Newborn
bringing with him a young white m-tn
giving as his name Robert Casey, who
was arrested by Chief Hargett, of New-
bern, at the instance of Chief Parmele,
of this city, Saturday, a reference to
which was made in yesterday's Star.
Casey was thought to have been James
K. Stratton, who escaped from the
Colorado penitentiary several months
since and lor the capture or whom a
handsome reward was offered. He
was arrested here some time ago and
from the descriptions given, it was- be
lieved he was Jetr 11 ester, wno is
wanted at Smithfield, Va., for murder.
This proved a mistake and he was re
leased, but a few days after his dis
charge a description of Stratton eame
and from remembrance of his phy
sique, it was believed that he was
Stratton, hence the subsequent arrest
at Newborn. It now turns out that he
answers neither description of Strat
ton or Hester and consequently after
his arrival here and a close examina
tion, it was decided to release him.
ALEXANDER JONES IN PORT.
Arrived From Tampa Yesterday Afternoon
After Nearly Two Months' Absence.
The steam tug Alexander Jones of
the Cape Fear Pilots' Association,
which left here nearly two months
ago in charge of Capt Pinner, to fill
a contract for the towing of cattle
barges from Tampa, Fla., to Havana,
Cuba, arrived in port on the return
trip yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
She was detained at quaran tinea bout
24 hours before being allowed to come
up to the city. Capt T. B. Lasseere,
of Fernandina, Fla., a West India
pilot, accompanied her, but will re
turn to his home via. the A. C. L. to
The Jonea looks very little the
worst for her arduous labors in the
further South, but it has been decided
best to let her goon the ways at
Skinner's ship yard several days for
Rev. Edward Woottea yesterday re
ceived a letter from his son. Adjutant
Bradley J. Wootten, of the Twenty
eighth Pegiment U. S. V., dated Camp
Presidio near San Francisco, October
18th. Adjutant Wootten stated that
he would sail for Manila with the firs',
and second battalions on the steamer
Tartar, on Monday, October 23rd, and
that the balance of the regiment
would be transported on the steamer
Newport. He said that . the Tartar
would stop for four days at Honolulu
in the Hawaaian islands to give those
on board a chance to view our new
possessions there. The 'Tartar is the
vessel which brought General Funs
ton home and carried General Joe
Wheeler and slaS to Cuba during tbe
Accident to Tag Back.
The steam tug Buck, owned by .Capt.
Herbert Ward, lost her propeller at the
mouth of Town Creek, Monday after
noon, she having run into some ob
struction there owing to the unsettled
condition Of the buoys in Town Creek
by reason of the government dredging
that is now going on up that course.
She was towed up to the wharf at foot
of Dock street by the steamer Wil
mington. Capt Ward, aboard his
other steamer, the W. T. Daggett, is
now making an effort to recover the
lost piece of machinery and has em
ployed divers to carry on the search.
Death of a Prominent Lady. . '
The painful intelligence was received
here announcing the death of Mrs.
Isham R. Faison, at- Faison, Duplin
county, at 3.15 o'clock Sunday morn
ing. The funeral services were held
yesterday morning and were conducted
by the Rev. -Peter Mclntyre, -of the
Mrs. Faison was a cousin of Mr. R.
W. Hicks, of thWcity, and was widely
known as one of the most intellectual
and accomplished ladies in North
New Saw Mill. ,
Mr. E. Felton, of Rowland, arrived
in the city yesterday to get some ma
chinery for a new saw mill which he
has just installed near Nichols, S. C
He expects to start up his mill in a
short while, and will cut about 10,00ft
feet of lumber per day.
ror vt jnftrTtui
Mrs. Wikslow's Soothing Syrup
has been used for over fifty years by
millions of mothers for their children
while teething, with perfect success.
It soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic, and
is the best remedy for Diarrhoea. It
will relieve the poor little sufferer im
mediately. Sola by druggists in every
part of the world. Twenty-five cents
a bottle. Be sure and ask for Mrs.
Winslow's Soothing Syrup," and take
no other. t
STATE TREASURER'S RULING
Sheriff MacRae Has Received An Elaclda-.
Won of Schedule B Tax Regulation.
Sections 21 and 23,
Since Schedule B tax became due
October 1st, there has been much con
fusion among merchants! and those
liable tothe tax as to the proper con
struction to place upon the act regu
lating same. Some claim that when
the capital tax is paid they are ab
solved from the tobacco and cigar, tax
and vice verm. To settle 'the matter,
Mr. Owen Fennell, Sheriff MacRae's
deputy clerk, addressed ia letter to
the State Treasurer and yesterday the
following reply was received:
Raliigh, N, a, Oct.; 20, 1899. '
Walter G. MacRae; Sheriff, Wil
mington, N. C.$
Dbab Snt: Tours of the 18th is to
hand and noted. You ask "If B is
engaged in the grocery business as a
dealer : also in tobacco, cigars, etc. , does
he pay tax on tobacco, qgars, etc ,
under Section 21 and also on his capi
tal under Section 23." In reply, I will
say that he should pay all the taxes
levied under Section 21 on tobacco,
cigars,, etc., and also should pay under
section 23 the tax on his capital em
ployed less the amount of capital used
in conducting the business: taxed un
der Section 21. The portion of capital
employed, under Section 21 is not
liable to tax under Section 23. Your
ruling has been strictly in accordance
with the ruling of this office and is ap
proved by the same.
Yours, very truly,
W. H. Wobth,
It would appear, therefore, from the
above, that a dealer in merchandise,
including tobacco, cigars, etc., is liable
under both Sections, No. 21 and No.. 23
of the Revenue Act
TWO STRANGERS IN TROUBLE.
Youdx White Woman
and Man Arrested
On Warrant Prom
Upon a warrant
sworn out by a
down town Dock
nouse Keeper' yesterday ! morning.
two of the boarders, a middle aged
white man and young white woman,
were arrested and arraigned before
Justice Fowler on a charge the nature
of which will be disclosed at the trial
before the Court this morning.
The parties arrested came here from
the Western part of tho State, at or
near Asheville. N. C. about two
montns since ana were engaged in
selling by sample a variety of earthen
pottery, it appears from what can
be learned from the prosecutor that
they are in arrears for board to the
amount of nearly $40, and the war
rant was procured as a measure of
retaliation for the non-payment of
same and as a rebuke for the unbecom
ing conduct at the house of the prose
cutor. Repeated promises had been
made that when a part of the goods
sold were delivered, payment of the
bill would be, made, but it is claimed
this was not done.
Justice Fowler postponed a hearing
of the case until this morning at 9:30
o'clock and committed both defend
ants to jaiL The women was later
recognized for her appearance and set
Violent Assault by a Negro
jot. unarley Uavis, a young man
about 20 years of age and a son of the
late C. W. Davis, was quite severely
injured Sunday afternoon, near cor
ner of Fifth and Castle streets, by be
ing struck with a stone,, weighing
probably eight ounces, and thrown
by a negro named Bennet Churchill
Moore, who bears rather a bad repu
tation in the community in which he
lives. Mr. Davis received a -'severe
scalp wound, and the stone was
thrown with such violence that on
Sunday night from the effects of the
concussion he was delirious for sev
eral hours. Immediately after' the
assault, the young man j was taken
into Green's drug store, corner Fifth
and Castle streets, where the wound
was dressed by Dr. Burbanks. He
was later sent to the home of his
mother, No. 416 Red Cross street
The affair was promptly reported to
headquarters and Hall Officer Woebse
immediately arrested the negro, who
was found at his home on Fourth,
between Nun and Church streets. His
case will be' investigated as soon as
young Mr.: Davis recovers sufficiently
to appear against him. The negro is
also about 20 years old.
The Launch Evelyn.
The steel launch Evelyn, which was
purchased by Major E. W. VanCourt
Lucas on the occasion of a recent visit
to New York, for use as an inspection,
supply and survey boat for the IT. S.
Engineer's office here, is expected
almost daily. On Friday last the
Engineer's office had information that
the boat was at Norfolk and had need
of a pilot to bring her into this port
Major Lucas immediately telegraphed
Capt C. M. Roberts, of the govern
ment service at Newborn, to proceed
to Norfolk and pilot the Evelyn
around, which he left to do, arriving
at Norfolk Saturday. Yesterday the
Engineer's corps received another tele
gram that the launch had departed
from Norfolk at 10.30 o'clock Sunday
morning. She will come up imme
diately to this port probably to-day.
Death of Mr. Maultsby.
Mr. F. S. Maultsby. who died sud
denly at Greenville on Thursday,
was a resident of Wilmington several
years ago, and his death is. deeply re
gretted by his friends here. His re
mains were taken to Fayetteville for
interment on Friday, being accom
panied by Mr. Sam Hard wick, for
merly of this city, but now ' of Green
ville, and by Mr. Jolly, of that city. .
THAT JOYFUI, FEELING
With the exhilarating sense of re
newed health and strength and inter
nal cleanliness, which follows the use
of Syrup1 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 o.
The East Carolina Real Estate Agency
is prepared to give prompt andefficienfc
service to all persons wishing to' sell
farms or town property. Address R.
G. Grady & Co., Burgaw, N. a t
' AND PINK WEDDING.
U namii C InkMBA mm A M!o I
mi. " '" wuauovu -am name i
Harllee Bellamy Married at tbe
First Presbyterian Church.
One of the most brilliant weddings
in the history of the many splendid
nuptial affairs celebrated in Wilming
ton took place, at the First Presby
terian church yesterday evening at 6
o'clock, Mr. Warren 8. Johnson and
MissHattie Harllee Bellamy, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Marsden Bellamy,'
all of this city, having been united in
marriage in the ; presence of an im
mense throng of their relatives and
acquaintances. I '
The altar was decorated by Mr. Will
Render in a very elaborate manner,
and the grouping of plants and
flowers was one of the most tasteful
and beautiful ever seen in this city.
There was a perfect mass of royal
palms, ferns and rare tropical plants,
and the scene was one of the most
conspicuously attractive from a deco
rative point of view.
With the church packed with the
fashion of Wilmington, Mr. E. H.
Munson, the organist, while the bridal
party awaited, rendered in a most ar
tistic manner a programme of classic
music as follows:
1. Wedding March-I. V. Flagler.
2. Song Without Words Thome.
3. Serenade I. V. Flagler. . "
4. Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana)
When the bridal party arrived the
Bridal Uhorus from Lohengrin was
rendered superbly as the entry was
made down the centre aisle by the
groomsmen and maids attendant as
Mr. J. Van B. Metts, of Wilming
ton, with Mr. F. B. Johnson, of Clin
ton, causin of the groom.
Mr. Tho. H.Wright with Mr. Thos.
W. Davis, both of this citf.
Mr. Marsden Bellamy, Jr., brother
of the bride, with Mr. C. E. Taylor,
both of Wilmington.
Miss Louise Bellamy, sister of the
bride, first bridesmaid.
Miss Bettie j Johnson, of this city,
sister of the groom, with Miss Elise
Duffie, of Columbia, S. C, cousin of
the bride. j
Miss Eliza Bellamy and Miss Mary
Jennings Bellamy, oousins of the
Miss Lola Martin, maid of honor.
Following in the wake of the at
tendants was the bride leaning on the
arm of her father.
The groom attended by his best man,
Mr. Clayton Giles, Jr., came in by the
Orange street side entrance and joined
the bride at the altar, where the cere
mony was beautifully performed by
.Rev. Edward E Lane, pastor of- Im
manuel Presbyterian church.
When the ceremony had been con
cluded,, the bridal party retired ;yhile
the organ grandly pealed the Mendels
sohn wedding j march and the bell in
the tower rang 'out in happy cadence.
As the witnesses were leaving the
organist played a potpouri improvisa
tion of his own.
The bride's gown was a bewitching
creation of white satin, en traine,
trimmed with real lace, and she wore
a tulle veil. Her ornaments were dia
monds, and she carried a magnificent
shower bouauet of lilies of the valley
and bride roses!
Miss Louise Bellamy, first brides
maid, was attired in a beautiful dress
of white organdy, trimmed with accor
deon pleated ruffles. Her bouquet was
La France roses.
Miss Lola Martin, the maid of honor,
wore an elegant dress of white taffeta,
and she carried a bouquet of La France
The bridesmaids, Misses Eliza Bel
lamy, Miss Mary Jennings Bel-
lamy, Miss Elise Duffy and Miss
Bettie Johnson were lovely gowns of
pink taffeta. Their bouquets were
bride roses and maiden hair fern.
The groomsmen wore boutonnieres
of bride roses, j
From the church the bridal party
was driven to the residence of the
bride's parent 611 Market street, where
a- reception was held. After a sump
tuous wedding supper, Mr. Johnson
and his bride, accompanied by atten
dants and relatives, were driven to
Front street station where they board
ed the 7 o'clock train on the Atlantic
Coast Line for an extended Northern
tour. She wore away a handsome tailor
made gown of brown and green cloth.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson expect to be
back in two weeks and will make their
home at No. 8 South Eighth street.
At the bride's home last evening
were displayed numberless costly and
beautiful presents from relative and
friends in the South and North. The
couple received j numerous congratula
tory telegrams and letters from dis
tant cities. i
The initial dance of L' Arioso Ger
man Club for this season was given
last night at Germania Hall, compli
mentary to the bridal party. When
viewed from the standpoint of the
graceful and skillful manner in which
the german was led, the beautiful
women and handsome gowns, the per
fect condition of the floor and the de
lightful music by the Italian band, the
dance surpassed j in a measure any of
the former efforts of this club.
... Mr. Clayton Giles, recently elected
leader of the club, conducted the dance
in a graceful and skillful manner that
sustained the high reputation which
L' Arioso Club has held.
A feature of the german was the
presence of the bridesmaids and
groomsmen of the Bellamy-Johnson
The following were the chaperones :
Mrs. Geo. W, Kidder,- Mrs. Gabriel
Holmes, Mrs. Hugh MacRae Mrs.
Donald MacRae, ! Mrs. Clayton Giles,
Mrs. E. W. Van C. Lucas, Mrs. Jno.
D. Bellamy, Mrs! M. a Willard, Mrs.
H. P. West Mrsi E. P. Parker, Mrs.
T. M. Emerson, Mrs. Wm. Calder.
The following couples were in at
tendance: - . Mr. I James Black, Miss
Marie Peschau; Mr. Richard Bradley,
Miss Lilla Bellamy; Mr. M. Bellamy,
Miss Mary Jennings Bellamy; 'Mr.
John D. Bellamy, Jr., 3rd, Miss Mary
F. Calder ; Mr. W. J. Bellamy, Miss
Lucile Murchison ; Mr. John Hill Bun-
ting, Miss Katie Harlow; Mr. C. McD
Davis, Miss Jeannie Peck; Mr. Th0
W, Davis, Miss Elise Duffle; Mr. Ne'i
Emerson, Miss Kate Harriss: Mr ni
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R. Gwaltney.Miss OctaviaBoatwrjirht!
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cjuase,; jbit. ureorge L,. Feschau
Miss Lizzie Cotchett; Mr. H. B. pes'
chau, Miss Mabel Powers; Mr. F. f
Dick, Miss Olive Armstrong; Cant
K W. Van C. Lucas, Mrs. Thorn-i
Settle. ! 8
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Advance in Fertilizers Predicted and Ser.
vices of Many Travelling and Office
Men to be Dispensed With.
Apparently the fertilizer tnanufar
turing business of the South is about
to ne concentrated in tue hands of oae
concern.; In fact, this is nearly the
case already. The recent purchasp
the properties of the Commercial
Guano Company at Savannah and
Columbus by the Virginia-Carolina
Chemical Company ia only one of
several large- purchases of a similar
character made by the latter concern
The Virginia-Carolina Chemical
Company is capitalized at $24,000,000
and it9 headquarters are at JRichmorut'
It is evidently the purpose of its pi0
moters to secure control of the entiro
fertilizer manufacturing business of
the South, and very good progress bag
now been made in this direction Not
less loan several millions of dollars
must have been required to purchase
the properties recently obtaiued in this
section. : The transaction with the
Commercial Guano Company is said
to have been on a cash basis.
What the effect of this bi
consolidation of the fertilizer manu.
iaciunng interests win De remains to
be seen, but it is a question of con
siderable moment to the business in
terests of Savannah and the surround
ing territory. One effect of the cor,,
solidation has already been forecasted,
and that is an immediate advance ia -the
price, of fertilizers. Fertilizers
were lower than usual last season in
the face of the fact that there was a
very decided advance in phosphate.
The advance in the cost of fertilizes
can very readily be attributed to the
increased cost of materials, and is only
what might have been expected any
way. An other very perceptable effort vt
the consolidation will be the decrease
of office forces and in the number of
travelling men on the road. It is esti
mated that the fertilizer companies
employed last season as many as 150
travelling men in this State alouo.
With practically all the interests con
solidated and no competition to speak
of, it is already predicted that the'
number of traveling men in the field
for the fertilizer interests will bo cut "
down to a fraction of wbat it was dur
ing previous seasons. Savannah has
already felt the effect of the reduction
in office forces. Of the three local
companies which have been absorbed
by the Richmond concern the offices of
all three have been discontinued.
BEFORE THE INTER-STATE
Arguments in Cases Brought by Freight As
sociations of Wilmington and Charles
ton, Charging Piscrlminstlon.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Washington, Oct. 24 The Inter
state Commerce Commission has been
engaged for the past two days in hear
ing arguments in cases involving the
freight rates on railroads running into
Wilmington, N. C , and Charleston,
S. "C., as compared with the rates on
the same lines into Norfolk. '
Various railroad lines are involved,
including the Norfolk and Western,
the Chesapeake and Ohio, the Atlantic
Coast Line and the Southern in fact,
all the lines from Chicago, St. Louis,
Cincinnati, Louisville and other Wes
em points to the Southeastern sea
board. The cases are brought by the
Freight Associations of Wilmington
and Charleston and the charge is that
The Wilmington case was first
heard. In this case Mr. William A.
Day appeared for the city and Mr.
Edward i Baxter for the railroad com
panies. Mr. Baxter also represented
1 SI 1 .1 n 1 1 nc,a
mib raiirutius in ine (juaricsw'i
and Mr. J. P. K. Bryan appearea for
that city. "
Counsel for the cities based theie
pleas upon the general charge that thr
rates from the West to Wilmington
and Charleston were unlawfully
higher than those to. Nor folk, Rich
mond and other Virginia cities receiv
ing the Norfolk rate. They contended
that these rates were unreasonable
and unjust; that they-subject the mer
chants and other dealers of those cities
to undue prejudice and disadavantage,
with a resulting wrongful preference
to Norfolk and other cities receiving
the Norfolk rate. They represented
that Wilmington and Charleston,
being seaports as well as Norfolk,
were entitled to the same rate as the
latter city, but instead of this being
the aasa thev claimed that the 'rates
from Western points to Wilmington
were often high enough to include the
through rate to Norfolk and the local
rate from Norfolk back.
Replying for the companies, Mr.
Baxter contended that the rates were
neither unreasonable, UDjust nor pre
ferential. He claimed that the rates to
Norfolk were controlled by the rates
made by the trunk lines to uaiiimw.
Philadelphia and New York and that
they were necessary to bring busi
ness to the Southern seaboard
at all. i but that this conan
ion did not control in the case
Wilmington and .Charleston.
A hearing will be bad on
next involving a similar complaint on
tbe part 01 JDanville, va.
DeairaeM .Cannot foe Cored
by local applications, as they cannof
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deaf
ness, and that is by constitutional rem
edies. Deafness is caused by an in
flamed condition of the mucous ImiDg
of the Eustachian Tube. When this
tube gets inflamed you have a" rum
bling sound or imperfect hearing, ana
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 destroyed forever; nine cases
out of ten are caused by catarrh,
which is nothing but an inflamed con
dition of Hhe mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars
for any case of Deafness (caused by
catarrh) that cannot be cured by nan
Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY- & CO., Toledo, 0.
Sold by Druggists, 25c
Halls Familyills are the best, t
The "East Carolina Real Estate
Agency, offers for sale the timber on
a tract of land on North East .River
It includes over one million feet 01
fine Ovnresa timber. See advertl-e-
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