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The Sfllcculij jptar
uMLMINGTON, N. C
YEAR. IN ADVANCE:
THE AMERICAN COTTON COMPANY IN
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the volume amounting to double as
much per capita as the American
people have who have twice as much
nse for money as the French have.
The factMs there is not a Euro-
pean Government of any respecta-
Dllltv Which has not a. mnra offioinnf.
A MOVE IN THE EIGHT DIREC
We clip thefollowing from the
Raleigh Pott in reference to a move
ment by the State Agricultural De
partment, in which the farmers of
J. - . 1 1 1
bilitv which n . vuu ouafce are very mucn interested
A WORD TO THE
WISE IS SUFFICIENT.
MANGLED ON THE RAIL.
Has Been Prepared for Transmission to
County Commissioners Finances of
New Hanover for Fiscal Year.
This Section Well Adapted to Cattle Raisin.
Virginia Dealers Buying and Skip
ping Cattle From Wilmington.
Bad Accident to David Watters, Colored,
Yesterday at the Atlantic Coast
Line Freight Yards.
COUNTERFEITING CASES IN
U. S. COURT AT RALEIGH.
s s s
the Pott Office at
Second Clan Mi
tlmtgtoa, N. C, at
SUBSCRIPTION P ICE.
the subscription price of the "We" Jy Star is at
wSrCopT 1 yea', poatage paid....... SI 00
:i 8 months " " CO
Atf ELASTIC CUKB.EKCY.
In neither the Senate nor Houso
currency bills is there any provision
i . i A i j i V
banking system than we have, if
ours may be properly ..called a bank
ing system at all .
If the financering statesmen would
give sometime to studying the bank
ing systems of othercountries,
would quit worshipping the national
banks, and free themselves from the
insanq fear of orprejudice against
banks that have not the prefix "na
tional" to them, they oould easily
devise a good banking system.
Secretary Gage has taken a deep
interest in the subjeot of rational,
rather than national banks, and has
endeavored to do something in the
way of bank reform which would
utilize the bankable assets of the
country to supply the -currency it
needs, but the statesmen have given
little heed to his views. He stands
alone, among the President's official
Bade for supplying the country with
tEtTextra- amount of currency it
needs at times, but especially in the
Fall when the crops begin to move, j family, as the advocate of banking
The only addition that either makes I reform, or of giving the country a
to the Tolume of paper currency is more efficient banking system. He
the provision which authorizes the urges the importance of this in his
national banks to issue notes to the last annualreport, commenting upon
par value of bonds on deposit, which I which the Philadelphia Times says :
if done would add about fS50,000,0U0
to the circulation. The provision
authorizing the establishment of na
tional banks in towns of 2,000 in
habitants with a capital of $25,000
may add some more, but not much
for the premium which Government
bonds command will prevent the in
vestment of much money in these
for banking purposes.- Practically
speaking neither of these bills can
be properly called "a currency bill,
or the aim of both is to fasten the
gold standard upon the country, the
The operation of a modern banking
system, by which otherwise unemploy
ed accumulations of capital are made
available for the employment in cur
rency when currency is needed, and
returns to the banks when the demand
has passed, is so natural, so scientific
and safe and so well understood every
where but in the United States, that
the superannuated cruidity of our own
unscientific and inelastic currency
plans is one of the marvels of the age.
Yet it is scarcely probable that Con
gress will pay any attention at this
time to even the most elementary
principles which the Secretary ex
pounds. 'If we can get the small but impor
tant measure of currency reform pro
-visions for more currencv being I posed in the caucus bilL with provis
... .... - . I ls-hm -fM. avail on aliapht a n aHanf ahilit-vr
inmrlonta. v inplnrlArf to 111- I . . "
vert attention from the real mo
The trouble with most of our Re
publican statesmen who pose as
financiers is that they have tied
themselves to aijid feel bound to
atick to the national bank system,
regardless of its defects, or of its
failure to meet the demands of the
country, a failure for which the
banks are not, but the system on
which they are founded is responsi
ble. I When the bonds upon which
circulation is based were below par
the banks would, of course, issue all
the notes called for, but when the
bonds went to par and above it, and
there wa3 less profit, or no profit in
note issues, then . the volume was
contracted, and became smaller as
the premium on the notes increased.
This accounts for the contraction in
the volume of national bank notes
and we need never expect to see this
volume materially increased while
liited States bonds are sought for
and command a premium in the
open market. Congress may possi
KyUo something to encourage the
national banks to increase their note
circulation, but it hasn't made a
If the financiers were as anxious
to provide a bank system that would
give the country an elastic, safe
currency which would expand and
contract "automatically accordingly
. as there wa3 much or little need for
in the volume of national bank notes,
we shall do as well as can be expected
from this Congress. The rustic dis
trust of banks must first be overcome
by making possible the establishment
of banks in agricultural sections.
When people learn that a bank is
simply a means of facilitating the em
ployment of the combined capital of
the community, and as they can learn
the use and the advantages of banking
facilities, the rural Congressman will
b9 more ready to consider a reasona
z4The Board of Agriculture held a
rather long session yesterday, and did
mucn Dusiness. it took a step, in a
new direction, a most important step,
in which the farmers will find much to
cause satisfaction. The boara will
have a survey of the State made, to
show the adaptability of lands to the
various crops and the proper propor
tion of fertilizers to bring such lands
to the highest production.
"The State Chemist was directed to
investigate the soils of the State by
chemical and physical analyses with a
view to classifying and mapping them,
and to make fertilizer experiments
upon the typical soils. A. committee
consisting of Colonel Cunningham,'
chairman of the board; A. T. McCal
lum and Dr. W. R. Capehart, was ap
pointed to act with the Commissioner
of Agriculture and state Chemist in
carryiDg out this work. Plans ar
partly made, and it is proposed to be
gin by January 1st Perhaps only one
section will be selected as the subject
of next year's work. The committee
met last evening to map out its work.
"Oaly two States in the South Lou
isiana and Georgia -rhave already
taken this important step. It will re
quire several years for the State Chem
ist to complete this work, but when it
is done it willnot only give the Com
missioner of Immigration authorita
tive information to work on, but will
enable the Commissioner of Agricul
ture and the Seoretary to furnish spe
cific advice to inquiries relative to
what crops can be grown on his lands
and what fertilizers are required. The
importance of this step cannot be over
estimated." It will be a great aid to the farmers
to know just What .kind of lands
tney have, and the right kinds and
right quantities of fertilizer to use
on the various crops they raise, a
subject on which very few are as well
informed as they should be, inconse
quence of which many of them spend
money unnecessarily, and instead of
benefitting the crops they grow in
jure them and injure the land upon
which they arei grown.
As an illustration: . We have in
Eastern North Carolina a number
of varieties of marl all of which are
more or less valuable as fertilisers,
and some of them abundant. These
marls are well adapted to some lands
provided judiciously applied, but
not adapted to others, while there is
danger of using too much and in
juring the land, when the proper
County Treasurer H. McL. Green
has prepared his annual statement of
receipts and disbursements of the
county funds for the fiscal year ended
December 1st last and the same
will be submitted to the Board of Com
missioners at their next regular meet
ing. - 1.':
.When Treasurer Green came into
office be had left over from the last
fiscal year $1,623.71 and after liquidat
ing notes to the National Bank of Wil
mington aggregating $16,600, mention
of whichwas recently made in the
Stab he has a balance of the general
fund left to the new fiscal year of
.84, indicating they very health
financial condition of the county un
der the new Democratic regime.
The report in detail is as follows:
Balance December 1st, 1898 1 1,6-38 71
8h lis K. Hawleet general taxes for
1888..... 8.181 9
Sheriff Walter Q. H oBae general taxes
tor 1893 27.6J4 48
Sheriff Walter Q. MacBae Schedule B
TiX S 337 51
Roger M ore, chairman, back tax 3,038 57
Roger Hoo re, ch lirman, r nt s , , 238 10
Rotter M --ore. charman, dividends.... 194 81
Roger Moore, chairman, hack hire
W. H Biddle, register, mirrlage U-cen-es
Jno. D. Taylor, C. 8 C, 1nry tax
Notes discounted W1L Nat'lBank......
Notes discounted Wil. Nat'l Bank
... J55,844 20
By warrants pat J 29,9M 77
Notes paid WU. Nat'l Bask 16 5 0 00
Treasurer's commissions 1,099 59
To balance ,.. 8,989 81
a9 uuid rvmxij ias wuoiuci c icwvunvi 4 a
ble revision of the national banking I quantity would have produced fine
The Times, like many others, has
little hope of any relief from this
Congress, but it isn't, as it seems to
think, because the rdral Congress
men" are influencedoy their "rural"
constituencies, but because they do
not want . to do anything which
might deprive the national banks,
which are the progeny of the Re
publican party, of the monopoly of
the paper currency which they have
so long enjoyed.
results. ."Without a land analysis
the only way the farmer can tell
what kind to use or how much
is by tests, made by himself or
others; but each -one has to ' act for
himself. With such aid as the De
partment of Agriculture proposes to
give the farmer will have some guide
and can then pursue his individual
experiments to much better purpose,
and with more satisfactory results.
THE TOBACCO GROWERS
A considerable number of the to
bacco' growers of this State met at
Raleigh last Wednesday to discuss
the "situation and see if some way
could not be devised to better their
condition. According to the Raleigh
papers there was a good deal of in
telligent discussion, the sum and
substance of which was that the
tobacco planters should organize
and fight ' the trust organization
with counter organization. A very
good suggestion as far as it goes,
it, as" they are to preserve and per-1 but one that cannot be effectively
petuate the national bank system
thefcould do it without trouble,
for they have object lessons enough
before them, and by adopting the
beat features of those object lessonj
they could build up a model bank
ing system To say that we cannot
do what other peoples have been
doing for manv vears, and are doing
carried out for the reason that tne
tobacco growers are distributed
over too wide an area and a suffi
cient number could not be enrolled
in the organization to make it effec
The tobacco growers are to all in
tents and purposes in the same boat
wttli t.hfl r.otton erowers, or rather
The late John I. Blair, of New
Jersey, who started life with noth
ing left a fortune estimated at from
$30,000,000 to $60,000,000. He was
the richest man in J ersey. The size
of the fortune accumulated is not so
remarkable as the fact that it was
done by his own, unaided, honest
(efforts. He made most of it with
A Hungarian in Pennsylvania is
in a strange predicament. He got
sick, was sent to a hospital and a
fellow. Hun., who was hungry for
his job, forged a certificate of hs
death and "got the job. The sick
man recovered, but he can't recover
hiB lost job until he proves that he
Total .155.814 90
Of the special county fund there
were $448.95 left on hand December
1st, 1898, and Treasurer Green closed
the last fiscal year with a balance left
to the fiscal year beginning December
1st, 1899, amounting to $2,704.91. The
receipts of the year consisted Of special
tax from ex Sheriff E. Hewlett to the
amount of $2,745.60, and f rem Sheriff
Walter G. MacRae in the sum of $2,
000.00, making a total of $5,194 45.
The disbursements consisted of cou
pons paid amounting to $2,400.00, with
Treasurer's commissions of $89.64,
leavi: g a balance as stated above.
Treasurer Green's November Statement.
The regulars monthly report of re
ceipts and expenditures for the month
of November, has also been submitted
Balance Octobsr account (14 050 99
Ptopeny tax 13.493 41
K .nt 6 00
Back tax 148 84
Marriage licenses. 33 75
H hedulaB tax 353
Hack hire from city . . 64 50
Total .,050 81
DIS BUBS IMKN TS.
Out door poor
City Hospital - 55
Roads and bridges
Sta.lonery and advertising.,
Superintendent of Health...
Cle-k for commissioners,
T 1 -
General lund (notes) , io.ow w
Tntap. or onnn .it. .............. of t J
Treasurer coianusaione... 408 14
Total $19,060 97
Balance to December account. ........ .1 8,989 84
Total. i ...,$28,050 81
The monthly statement of the special
fund is embraced in the annual report
Eastern North Carolina is well adap
ted to cattle raising, and our farmers
have sufficient encouragement to go
into the business from the fact that
there is a constant and' growing de
mand for cattle in this section.
The farmers in the eastern counties
even now are raising more cattle than
one might suppose, and no doubt it
will be surprising to many of our peo
ple to knov that Wilmington is get
ting to be quite a cattle shipping point
Messrs. J. W. Huff and C. D. Dicker
son, of Harrisonburg, Va., have made
several trips here and have shipped
about 4,000 cattle which they picked
up in the surrounding counties. Yes
terday they shipped three car loads of
cattle from thisity. ,
Mr. fcluiftwas seen ty a tar repor
ter at the Bonitz House last night, and
he stated that he finds that splendid
cattle are raised ia this part of North
Carolina. He is ah experienced stock
man and while at Raleigh a few years
ago, caught on to the fact from seeing a
lot of cattle that was sent there from
Sampson county. He" immediately
determined to get his cattle supply
here, and says the only difficulty is he
can't get enough of them. He states
that it is all a mistake to suppose one
must go to the mountains to get good
cattle and says the farmers of Eastern
North Carolina, with their mild cli
mate and unequalled pasturing for the
greater part of the year, have a spien
did opportunity to engage in a profit
able industry in raising cattle for the
A word to the wise is sufficient.
Pirst Visit to Wilmington.
Capt. N. N. Hampton, of Water
Lily, Currituck county, N. C, arrived
in Wilmington yesterday on his first
visit to our city. He is accompanied
by his son, Mr. E. A. Hampton and
Mr. Thomas Taylor, also of Currituck.
They have come down to look into the
oyster, fish and game resources of this
section and will visit New River,
Wrightsville, Southport and other
places on our coast.
The Star has already noticed that
the fish and oyster resources around
Wilmington are attracting the atten
tion of people in Virginia, several fish
and oyster men having visited Wil
Cant. Hampton is an old sailor and
has been engaged in the coasting trade
but, singular to relate,' he never came
A bad accident befell David Watters,
an old colored man, yesterday morn
ing at the Atlantic Coast Line freight
yards. He is a lighterman for Messrs.
Belden & Howie and was unloading
spirits turpentine from a car on the
track on the south side of the ware
house, next to the cotton platform
track. He had skids up, on whioh to
roll the casks, and while rolling down
one a freight train of thirteen oars
backed down on the parallel track,
knocking the skids away and throwing
Watters underneath the track of the
rear car. One of the wheels crushed
his left leg from the ankle to the knee.
The train was stopped instantly and
the old man was' taken from under
neath the car. Dr. D. W. Bulluck,
Atlantic Coast Line surgeon, was sent
for. and . he had the injured man sent
to the city hospital where Dr. TJuIIuck,
assisted by Dr. Charles P. Bolles, the
surgeon in charge, amputated his leg
above the knee.
Watters is 62 years of age and it was
feared the accident would go hard
with him but at last accounts last night
he was doing quite well.
DEATH OF MRS. HARPER.
Nothing Definite from the Charge Agiiast
A. J. Marshal, Esq. Wilmington
Witnesses; Returned Home.
She Was 84 Years of Age and Mother of
Captain J. T. Harper and Captain
J. W. Harper, of Wilmington.
School Supplies. '
Capt. E. W. Manning, County
School Superintendent, yesterday
purchased twenty-two wall maps for
the use of the various white and col
ored schools in the county. The maps
are very complete and will be a valu
able adjunct to supplies already Owned
bv the schools. They are probably
3x6 feet in size, printed on both sides
one being of the entire world with
valuable printed geographical data and
the other being of the United States
with portions of the Dominion of
Canada and the republic of Mexico.
They are the standard Band & Mc
Nally print and cost less than seventy
five cents eaoh. They were being dis
Mrs. Henrietta Harper, of Scott's
Hill, widow of the late William Har-
per, after being an invaiiu ior some
length of time, more on account of
her advanced age than anything else,
passed away yesterday morning about
2 o'clock at her home.
Mrs. Harper was aged 84 years, and
was the mother of Capt. J. Thos. Har
per, Capt. Jno. W. Harper and Mrs.
Maria Holden, of Wilmington, and
Mrs. Julia Canady, of Scott's Hill.
She leaves two sisters Mrs. Ann
Humphrey and Mrs. Beatty, of On
It has been the venerable lady's cus
tom for many years to spend a part of
her time with first one and then an
other of her children, but she liked
once a year to stay a while at the old
home in the country where she ended
The funeral will take place to-day
at 12 M. at Prospect Church, on the
Newborn road, about seven miles from
the city, and the interment in the
burial ground at that church.
The Timber Interests.
Yesterday the river and harbor was
dotted all over with numerous timber
rafts brought down the afternoon and
night previous by lumbermen from up
the Cape Fear and tributaries. Mr.
George D. Parsley, one of the most
prominent timber inspectors at this
port, informed a Star representative
last night that yesterday's was one of
the heaviest one day receipts this sea
son. The quality of the timber this
year is generally good, and mill men
are anxious to buy, as they are said to
have orders already that will require
them several months to fill. Prices to
raftsmen are now higher than have
been paid them for five years since,
and the cutters are taking every ad
vantage in rushing it into market
while prices are on the boom.
Much interest was created in the city
yesterday by the news from Raleigh
to the counsel for A. J. Marshall, Esq.,
to the effect that a true bill had been
found against him for counterfeiting,
the circumstances of which are well
known to Star readers.
There were no new developments in
the case yesterday and the attorneys
are at a loss to know whether the case
will be tried in Wilmington or in Ba
leigb. Mr. W. A. Farriss, who was
summoned to Raleigh to testify before
the grand jury returned yesterday
morning. He stated that after being
questioned by the prosecuting attor
neys as to whether he had testimony
against Mr. Marshall, and finding that
he had none, he was allowed to prove
-his attendance and rc-tarc home, i-
Capt. J. B. Williams, agent of the
Southern Express Company, who was
also summoned to appear before the
grand jury in the case, returned home
last evening. Although a statement
could, not be secured from him last
night, rt is learned that he received
permission to return home with the
proviso that if he were needed the
authorities would telegraph for him.
Court has not yet adjourned in Ra-
A rumor gained currency on the
streets yesterday that two other par
ties from Wilmington had been impli
cated in the counterfeiting, but a
reference to the Star's Baleigh cor
respondence this morning will show
that the two cases referred to are
against persons in Goldsboro for
counterfeiting at Dunn, .Harnett
county. It also states that it is pro
bable the case ; will be called next
week and continued to a subsequent
Mr. Marshall, when seen by a Star
representative late yesterday after
noon, stated that he new nothing more
of the case than that recited above.
He has received no notification to ap
pear at Baleigh, and has no fears of
the outcome of the case.
TO SAVE HUSBAND'S LIFE.
The Smithfleld Herald editorially
Mr. W. M. Sanders, some time since,
leased and installed a roundlap cotton
press here, and operated the same for
several weeks. In a short time, how
ever, he discovered that to fight publio
opinion and to antagonize the best in
terests of the people was truly an up
hill business. Accordingly he notified
the American Cotton Company to re
move their'press and announced his
intention to cease the manufacture of
the despicable round bale.
Some correspondence ensued be
tween Mr. Sanders and the company
with the result thatji few days since
the entire plant, gins, engines, presses,
etc., was conveyed by him to the
American Cotton Company for a cash
consideration of $4,000.
We congratulate Mr. Sanders for
having sold out, and we welcome the
influx of capital which the American
Cotton Company will necessarily put
in circulation in this community. We
hope that the concern will spend $50,
000 here, and it would not be charita
ble to wish it to lose more than half
For the nast two vears we have
beard people speak of their "undying
opposition" to trusts and extortionate
combinations of capital. They now
have an opportunity of "carrying their
talk into practice. " It is not necessary
to visit New York or New Jersey to
find the enemy, he is here within
reach, where the publio can strike
him directlv. It is not at all neoes
sary to employ the devious and
costly and unsatisfactory method
of legislation to cripple him.
The enemv has Invaded-Tour country.
has pitched his camp, and with dollar j
as his bullets is attempting to capture
the favor of the public. He has in
vited battle with you, and has placed
himself in a position where every
cotton raiser can strike him. It re
mains to be seen if all. this talk of
"opposition to trusts" is "blow" or
business which is it!
In some communities of the South
where an attempt has been made to
introduce the roundlap bale, the
farmers have held mass meetings and
adopted resolutions pledging their in
dividual opposition to the system.
Why shouldn't the farmers of John
ston county do the samef
DEATH OP MR. CHAS. M. HARRIS.
Wife of the Murderer Kinssnls Here Solic
iting Funds for Counsel.
The wife of the murderer Kinsauls,
of Sampson county, ho is confi.ed
in the New Hanover jail here for safe
keeping, has been in the city for the
past two days soliciting subscriptions
of money with which to employ addi
tional counsel in, her husband's behalf
before the new trial, which was re
cently granted him and which will be
held late in the Winter or during the
early Spring. I
Mrs. Kinsauls ; carries in her arms,
her baby, scarce over one year old, and
is making a house to house canvass in
the business portion of the city. The
amount received thus far is not laige,
though she continues to work persis
tently. The crime of which Kinsauls is con
victed and for which he wai sentenced
to hive been hanged November 29th,
is already familiar to Star reiders.
Feeling against! him in Sampson is
said to be very strong.
MARRIAQE AT DUNN, N. C.
AN HEIR TO MILLIONS.
now, ia to disparage the intelligence I n a worse predicament, for tobacco
of the .American people.
Canada, right across the border,
has a banking system which sup
plies its people with all the currency
they need, no matter what the de
mand may be, which goes back to
the banks when there is no longer
need of the extra issue.
Scotland has an elastic system
which provides for any amount of
notes that may be needed, As quickly
as needed, which after serving the
purpoaego back to the banks. With
tbia wisely and well balanced system
there is neither a gorge nor a dearth
of currency, as we frequently see in
;a lai-o-elv controlled bv trusts, while
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cotton is not. But the area in cul
tivation of both has been too largely
extended and the output too much
Whilfl some crowers make their
The English people are becoming
very much riled over the liberties
the French illustrated papers are
taking with their queen, who seems
just now to be a favorite subject of
the. caricaturist. They propose to
cut the Paris exposition on account
of those Victorian cuts in the
The Good Fortune of Mr. Thos. W. Wood,
Formerly of Wilmington.
The Richmond Leader of Thursday
says that it has just been discovered
after long and careful search that
there are now living in that city
several heirs to a mammoth fortune
variously estimated at $40,000,000,
which was left by an eccentric old
bachelor James Wood, in the Bank of
England and that when the various
claimants to the estate establish
their lineage there will be about $2,
000.000 to each descendant ' of Thos.
Wood, an onjy brother of the deceased
millionaire, who resided in Fluvanua
Local interest is attached to the dis-
Brunswlck Back Tax.
The Board of County Commis
sioners, of Brunswick county, have in
structed Sheriff Walker to serve notice
on the president of the Brunswick
Bridge and Ferry Company that the
authorities will enforce the collection
of back taxes on the proparty of the
corporation for five years past amount
ing to something over $500. ine
Southport Standard says that not
until this week has official notice been
taken of the fact that this corporation
has not paid a tax to the county for a
number of years.
The three leading Southern cotton-manufacturing
States are South
Carolina, with 75 mills, 1,285,328
spindles, consuming 438,876 bales;
crops pay handsomely they are the I North Carolina, with 168 mills,
ones who give special attention to 1 1,003,268 spindles, consuming 380,-
the crop, and put it on tne mante 231 oaies, ana vieurKi,
in a shape to invite competition in mills, 696,394 spindles, consuming
bids and bring a good price while 280,177 bales.
common or average tobacco may be a bubonic" nlague has reached
drug and command little more than cagea ftnd three death
the actual coBt of production,. iiau ; eT)0rted at Kobe, and
much. A small crop well .cultured, entertained that it may
Has Received His License.
Robert Rourk, Esq., one of the
promising and most popular young at
torneys at the Wilmington bar, a few
coveryi from the fact that Mr. Thomas days ago received his license to prao-
W. Wood who until a few months ago I tice law, which was withheld wnen ne
well cured, and well put up: for
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this country, when the banks ot market, will pay better than a Dig
some sections are filled with money I cr0p slovenly handled. Any. tobacco
ii M. I . aawav will a ft. A fit
that other sections are suffering for
and cant get, although they have
millions upon millions of wealth in
the products of their fields, factories,
forests and mines.
Germany has a banking system
nich supplies that country with all
the currency it needs without any
friction, the volume being flexible
enough to meet any demands npon
and this has been one of the
great agencies in the remarkable in
dustrial development, and progress
of that country, which within a few
decades has been transferred from
an almost purely agricultural into1 a
great manufacturing country, which
it could never have become in such a
short time without an abundance of
France's banking system is adapt
ed to France and supplies her peo-
spread and get beyond the reach of
the doctors. It is said to have been
brought into the country in cotton
imported from China. -
buyer or manufacturer
the truth of this.
A trood sueeestion waatmade by
one of the speakers who urged the
establishment of manufactories by
the tobacco growers, who would
thus reap the benefit that the buyer
and manufacturer reaps. This
could be done in some localities
?a ifti-celv crown. Of
course these planter-manufacturers
wonld have to compete against the
trusts, but if they turned out good
work they could do that.
Paderewski, the pianist, has ar
rived in this country, with a wife
and minus his biz shock of hair.
a 1 J half
Sensible fellow, a h I Bftvs he lost $20,000 in twenty-two
like he wore would nave ue- . ftnd .g
was manager here for the New Home
Sewing Machine Company, is one Oi
the direct descendants of the family,
which now it is claimed will have n
trouble in establishing its right to the
Mr. Wood now residesin Richmond,
and to a Leader reporter he is quoted
as having said that there is no ques
tion that the Virginia Woods, of which
he is a descendant, are heirs to the for
tune. His father and grandfather often
talked over the matter and efforts were
made on several occasions to establish
their rights to it
The family has organized to prose
cute its claim to the estate.
Mr. ThosXW. Wood has written to
friends in the city of his prospects of
nassed the Supreme Court examination
several months ago on account of his
having been under age. He has now
passed both the examination and his
twenty-first mile post in life and has
the latch string of his office, room No.
5 in the new Masonic Temple, always
on the outside for clients. The Star
predicts for him an- abundantly suc
cessful legal career.
Miss Gerald Happily Wedded to Mr. Wil
son In the Methodist Church.
Special Star Correspondence.
Dunn, N. C, Dec. 7, 1899.
The Methodist church last evening
presented a scene of rare beauty, the
occasion being the celebration of the
marriage of Miss Ethel Gerald, a
highly esteemed and charming young
lady of Dunn, to Mr. C. L. Wilson, a
popular young man, alsof Dunn.
' The ceremony was beautifully per
formed by Rev. W. A. Forbes, the
pastor, and the following young laaies
and gentlemen were attendants: Miss
Bertha Gerald, sister of the bride,
muiA rf hnnnr. with Dr. J. B. Person,
best man; Miss Ora Wilson, sister of
the groom, with Mr. H. L. Newberry;
Miss Gertrude Harper, with Mr. H. H.
McKay; Miss Geneva Parker, with
Mr. G. K. Massengill. Messrs. T. H.
McNeill and W. S. Halford were
After the marriage the bridal party,
together with a few invited guests, re
nnireri to the home of Mr. A. R. Wil
son, father of the groom, where a
sumptuous supper was servea auu
reception tendered the party.
' The bride and groom left this morn
ing for an extended Driaai tour 10
MARRIAGE AT LAURINBURG.
Senator Clay, of Georgia, has inj g00d fortune, and expresses no doubt
trodueed a bill in the Senate pro-
.... a t
viding for a constitutional amend
ment to remove the obstacles to an
ineometax. The last income tax
law was inoperative, because pro
White wives are at a premium
among the swarthy denizens of
South Africa. It is said tne isoers
are offering them white wives as an
inducement to join them in the
racket against John Bull, and lots oi
them are tumbling at the off er.
Mr. Graw, the opera engineer,
temptatipn in case of domestic mis
performances in omcago,
growling about it.
but that he will come into possession
of a handsome sum.x
Funeral of Mrs. Harper.
At noon yesterday from. Prospect
church, about seven milesf rom the city
the funeral of Mrs. .Henrietta liarper,
whose death was announced in yes
terday's Star, was held by Rev. Av
D. McClure in the presence of a large
number of friends and relations. The
interment was m the church bury
ing . ground and many beautiful
floral tributes were laid upon the grave
in testimony of the esteem and love in
which the aged lady was held. The
pall bearers on the sad occasion were
MessrsjSJ. T. Foy, L. M. Foy. A. B.
Dewar,- N. Sidbury, B. R. Ownsby
and Robert Parker.
Eighteenth Cargo of Cotton.
Messrs. Alexander Sprunt & Son
yesterday afternoon cleared from the
custom house the eighteenth cotton
vessel from this port for the present
season. The clearance was the .Nor
wegian steamship Skidd, Captain Ol
son, and she carried 5,339 bales, valued
at $193,500, for Ghent, Belgium The
Skuld is one of the Sprunt Line, and
Has already made one trip across the
ocean this season with cotton from
Wilmington. With the departure of
the Skuld there are left four British
tramps ia-port for cargoes, all of which
are to Messrs. Sprunt & Son.
Miss Lilian W. Covington to Mr. James
P. McRae Wednesday Afternoon.
Special Star Correspondence.
Laurinbttro, N. C., Dec. 6th, '99.
In the Methodist Church here this
afternoon at 5:30 o'clock, Mr. James
P. McRae and Miss Lilian Coving
ton were married by Rev. Jesse H.
Page, assisted by Rev. John M. Rose,
ty TV Mr Rod McRae and Miss Annie
C. Everett were the attendants, with
Messrs. James W. North, James C.
McEachin. John H. Cook and Dr.
Peter John, as ushers. Mr. and Mrs.
McRae left immediately for Northern
COURT W DUPLIN.
Cotton and Naval Stores.
The following comparative state
ment of the receipts of ootton and
naval stores at the port of Wilming
ton for the week ending yesterday
and part crop y ear, will be read with
Week ending December 8th, 1899
Cotton, 14,859 bales; spirits, 529 casks;
rosin, 6,482 barrels; tar, 2,185 barrels;
crude, 254 barrels. " .
Week ending December 8th, 1898
Cotton, 21,274 bales; spirits, 930 casks;
rosin, 4,393 barrels; tar, 2,036 barrels;
crude, 400 barrels.
i T.w.'Ua Slli 1SQQ
Cotton. 184,264 bales; spirits, 25,151
casks; rosin, 104,784 barrels; tar
42,316 barrels; crude, 9,196 barrels.
Crop year to December 8th, 1898
Cotton, 245,394 bales; spirits, 23,901
casks; rosin, 115,859 barrels; tar 39,719
barrels; crude, 8,680 barrels.
Steamer Planter, j
The Star recently remarked upon
the enterprise of the firm of Messrs.
Alexander Sprunt & Son in operating
by charter a steamer for the transpor
tation of their large purchase of cot
ton through up-to-date buyers at
Georgetown, S. C, and vicinity to
this port, and yesterday evening this
inauguration by Messrs. Sprunt &
Son looking to an increase of the
A Well Known Citizen Passes Away After
an Illness of Only a Few Days.
The numerous friends and acquaint
tances of Mr. Charles Montgomery
Harris learned yesterday with great
sorrow of his death which occurred
yesterday morning at 2 :30 o'clock at
his residence on South Fourth street
between Nun and Church streets. The
deceased had an acute attack of pleuro
pneumonia and had been sick only
since last Sunday when he was seized
with a violent chill which lasted from
6 A. M. till 13 M.
Mr. Harris would have reached the
ROth vear of his acre next March and
was born at Montgomery, Ala. He
was a son of the late Capt. Thomas M.
Harris, who was a gallant Confeder
ate soldier and who moved to Wil
mington from Montgomery in 1864.
His venerable mother, Mrs. Martha
C. Harris, who reached the 83rd year
of her age last October, survives him
The deceased married Miss Lillie
Sholar, niece of the late Capt. Wr H.
8holar,of this city, and she survives
him with ! three grown daughters,
Misses Mattie, Luola and Katie Harris.
He leaves four sisters aad two brothers
Mrs. G. M. Altaffer, Mrs. W. S.
Warrock, Mrs. E. S. Warrock and Miss
Augusta M. Harris, of Wilmington,
Mr. Robert L. Harris, of Raleigh, and
Mr. W. G. Harris, of Birmingham, Ala.
The numerous friends of the family
deeply sympathise with them in their
Mr. Harris bince his residence in
Wilmington has conducted' a news
business, in which he succeeded his
father. He was a man of the most
courteous manner and affable dispo
sition, and had many warm friends
Who will miss him from their midst.
He was a member of Stonewall Lodge
No. 1, Knights of Pythias, and of
Orion Lodge No. 67, 1. O. O. F. Both
lodges have been called out to attend
the funeral which takes place this af
ternoon at 2.30 o'clock from the resi
dence. The interment, will be made at
NEGRO SAWYER BADLY HURT.
AT WASHINGTON, N. C
A Pleasure Yacht Robbed of $1,900
Cash and a Valuable Diamond.
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Washington, N. C, Dec. 8. A
pleasure yacht, the Senator, owned by
Charles Fuller, of pawtucket,
was robbed last night of nineteen hun
dred dollars in cash and a diamond
stud valued at $350. There is no clue
to the robber.
Trial of Robert E. Lee for the Mnrder of
Kknaksvtuje. N. C, December 6.
The trial of Robert E. Lee, who on the
14th of November last killed Stephen
with An axe. besran here to
day at 2 o'clock. . Lee was arraigned
vAatAwinir and & Bnecial venire of one
hundred men was ordered. Solicit
tv,:- tm auUtnl in the rjrosecution by
Col. A. C. Davis, of Goldsboro. The
defendant is represented ty Messrs.
Leon Carleton, A. D. Ward and R. S.
jbore an augury of
permanency in l tne arrival oi ine
steamer Planter on a second trip
from South Carolina waters with cot
ton for this port. She brought 491
bales, and after discharging to day at
the Champion Compress she will re
turn to Georgetown, probably for still
another trip to Wilmington.
The schooner Wm. F. Campbell,
Capt Strout, oleared yesterday after
noon for Humacoa, Porto Rico, with
lumber from the Chadbourn Ijumoer
Co. ! When she ! sails, there will then
not be left a schooner in port, though
several are past due and are expected
4v omva aarlv tRis week.
The new Delgado cotton mill,
which will be started up about the 15t
of January, has j orders months ahead
for its cloths. j
Employe of Cooperage Works Lost Left
Arm and Fingers of Right Hand.
"General" Barfield, colored, aged
about 50 years, and employed' as a
laborer about the circular saw carriage
of the A. H. Slocomb Cooperage and
Veneer Works, on Nutt street, early
yesterday afternoon, while attempting
to turn a stick of timber on tne car
riage of the saw, in some way slipped
and fell over the log in such, away
that both hands and the left arm were
badly lacerated and torn by the rapidly
revolving saw against which he was
He was placed in an ambulance and
taken immediately to the City Hos
pital, where Superintendent Bolles
and Dr. Andrew H. Harriss examined
the wounds and found it necessary to
amputate the left arm just below the
elbow and dress several oaaiy lace
rated places on his right hand. Three
of the fingers were chopped oft by the
saw, leaving on the right hand only
the thumb and little finger. .
He was doing very well at )n ac
AN ARTESIAN WELL
FOR FORT CASWELL.
rnt-M a Couen or oia m
Croun without fail.
Is the best for Bronchitis, Grippe, I
JOT Ul7 V v ww r . J I
Motherspraiseit. Doctors prescribe it. I
Sm&ii aoec&i un., .
Sealed Proposals Invited for Boring a
Six loch Well Throngh Bottom of
Ocean Well at Hilton.
Lieutenant Percy B.Bishop,quarter
master, has called for several propo
sals for boring a six-inch artesian well
at Fort Caswell. The bids will be
opened December 26th. The boring
of this well will be watched with in
terest both from a geological point of
view and the prospect of securing a
supply of good water right at the
The Clarendon Waterworks Co.'s
well at Hilton reached a depth of 1296
feet up to yesterday. The drill made
a progress of about four feet the past
week, last weeic n passea mruus"
soft reddish granite, but this week it
struck a very hard black rook, - '