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TILLIAM E. BERN A RD
Xditor and Proprietor;,
WILMINGTONf, N. C.
- March 23, 1900.
A HIST TROTS. M AN CB ESTER.
The indications point , to an in
creased acreage of cotton through
out the South this year, an increase
which with favorable seasons will
probably give a 12,000,000 bale crop,
and this in spite of all the warnings
by the Southern press, by leading
Southern cotton growers, and by
others who are not cotton growers
but are interested in the cotton
crop. In all our reading we do not
remember to have seen but two ad
vices to the contrary, one by Mr.
Inman, of Georgia, and the other
by a writer in South Carolina whose
name we have forgotten, both of
whom advised the farmers to raise
all the cotton they can, the reason
assigned being that the planters
generally are. going to do that, and
therefore those that don't, and raise
but little cotton, will have but little
money, for withthe inevitable low
price of cotton it will be necessary
to raise a good deal to get any
jnoney out of it. This isn't pre
sisely what they say but this is pre
sisely what they mean.
If all the farmers in the South fol
lowed their advice cotton would not
bring three cents a pound next No
vember, and the indications are that
entirely too many oi them propose
to follow on that line, whether they
have read this advice or not, and
. raise all the cotton they can, hoping
to get as good prices as they did this
year and blindly taking the chances
on prices that will not pay the guano
bills and-ior the labor done in mak
ing the crop. The market reports a
few days ago contained the follow-
''Manchester was not so good be
cause of the heavv discount on the
prospect of a large crop next season."
The Macon Telegraph, which like
many other papers in Georgia and in
other States, have been warning the
farmers of that State against an in
crease of acreage, makes this - brief
but significant statement -the text
of the following pertinent editorial:
!!This sentence contains a Whole ser
mon to those cotton growers who, un
der the influence of existing high prices
for cotton, are apparently disposed to
plant very largely of the staple this
year and by the virtue of high priced
commercial fertilizers to make the crop
of 1900-01 a record breaker.
"The object of the planter is not to
raise the greatest possible amount of
. cotton on his place, but to raise the
quantity which will bring him in the
greatest net return for his labor and
expenditure. If this is the fact he should
bear in mind that statistics show that a
10,000.000-bale crop in the present
state of the consumptive demand is the
most profitable crop that can be raised.
When the figures ia bales go above
that figure, the return in dollars goes
as steadily downward.
"The result is always the same a
big crop, little money, a small crop,
"Under these .conditions these is
one, sensible course for the cotton
planter to follow: Ruse every grain
of corn needed on his place, and if he
makes a little surplus to sell his less
thrifty neighbor or his fellow citizen
-of the towns who has to buy, no harm
will be done; so lay his plana as to
kill and cure all the meat he needs,
and here, too, a surplus might prove
profitable; set aside land enough to
pasture his f3airy herd and his bunch
of beef cattl, and to provide winter
forage for them; and then he should
feel at full liberty to plant every acre
in cotton that he can cultivate, gather
and market. If this plan should be
pursued by every farmer iu the cotton
belt the cotton planters would hold
the world in their grasp. They could
market their cotton when it was most
profitable for them to do so and would
receive prices for it that would pay
them a reasonable profit for the rais
: ing of it."
It is a singular . thing that with
the experience the planters .of the
South have had for some years in
growing cotton, and the opportuni
ties they have had to study the effect
of large and small crops on the prices
paid, they would need any counsel
,on the subject of cotton growing, or
any warnings to keep out of the rut
in which they had travelled for so
many years to their sorrow and to
the ruin of so many. In this case
the adage about the burned child
dreading the fire doesn't seem to
If any cotton grower were asked
why it is that the prices received for
'. the last crop marketed have been so
much better than the prices received
fdV TTianV Vaara npaviAna Iia n.An1i7 4-
j j - m... mw l. V U1U WW
once say it was because the crop was
smaller than it has been for the past
few years, which, in connection with
the smaller crops . in other cotton
growing countries, brought the
cotton crop in sight within
the world's demand for consump
tion, and consequently put prices
np. There isn't a planter of ordi
nary intelligence anywhere in this
country whq does not know that,
and he knows, too, or should know,
that these priees will prevail just as
long as these conditions obtain and
not a month longer. A crop in ex
cess of consumption just "as surely
means a toppling of prices as taking
away the supports from a pole that
is not planted in the earth will cause
its fall. The prices of cotton, like
the prices , of everything else, are
governed by the quantity produced.
If that be more than is needed for
the world's mills the prices will go
down; if less, the prices will go up.
. The mills of the world need for
the world's consumption at the pres
ent time about 14,000,000 bales, of
.which about 4,000,000 are grown in
other countries than this. To keep
prices anywhere at a reasonable
figure the world's crop must be un
der 14,000,000 bales. If it goesorer
that the millers feel easy about
their supplies. They will be in no
hurry to put in stocks and will feel
their way and be very cautious in
the prices they offer, for they know
the growers of this cotton cannot as
a rule afford to hold it, and there
fore they have no fears of not being
able to get all they wantJThis is
business. The manjwhtTis Bure of
being able to get what he wants at
any time is never in a hurry to get
it, never hurries to lay in a large
supply when the prices are more apt
to go down than, up, never hurries
to put prices up but buys as low as
he can and only in such- lots as he
needs, thus holding his money in
hand and himself in a position to
take all the advantage of the mar
kets. " - '
If the planters who grow the cot
ton showed the same discretion and
judgment and business tact as the'
millers who spin and weave it,
there would be few overcrops,
except, perhaps, in ' seasons when
nature was .unexpectedly propi
tious. Each one would act for him
self and regulate his own acreage
on business principles just as the
millers regulate their buying by the
marketable crop. It is useless to
expect anything: like concert of
action among so many planters, in
habiting such a large area.
As this can't be had then every
farmer should act for himself and
knowing as he does that the prices
he will get will depend on the aggre
gate' crop produced, so plant and so
regulate his acreage as to keep that
aggregate down to a figure that will
be somewhere in the neighborhood
of the world's demand for -consumption.
With a crop anywhere
under the 10.000,000 bales, allow
ing for the 4,000,000 produced in
other countries, the Southern cotton
grower will be safe. With a crop
anywhere over 10,000,000 bales' he
will not be, and the more it goes
over 10,000,000 bales the worse o
he will be;
MR. CUNNINGHAM "WITHDRAWS
The letter of Hon. H. M. Justice
withdrawing from the race as a can
didate for Governor was followed by a
letter from Col. Cunningham, which
was published in (he Raleigh papers
Sunday, in which he also withdraws.
He regards the triumph of white su
premacy as' the essential thing, and
therefore to more perfectly solidify
the party he withdraws that it may
unite on some other candidate. This
letter breathes such a good, patriotic,
inspiring spirit that we herewith re
Cunningham. N. C , March 16, 1900.
To THE EDITOR: I believe the suc
cess of me Democratic party this year
is paramount to the ambition of any
man and that each member of the
party ought to yield his own wishes
iu ine interest oi ine unanimous
I think that is also important that
the candidate for Governor, who is
rightly regarded as the leader of tbe
party, should be selecttd as far as
possible without contest and with
Holding these views and desiring
always to do what is best for the party
and tbe State, and believing- what is
the welfare of one is tbe welfare of
the other.I have decided to with
draw from the race for Governor.
"I congratulate myself that in the
contest which I have made, I -have
done nothing to create any enmities
and that the friends of other candi
dates have been considerate to me and
of my friends.
,-I have endeavored to conduct my
campaign upon a high plane of politi
cal ethics, indulging in no unkind
criticism or harsh statements concern
ing any one.
"Every patriotic citizen must admit
that the success of the party in the
coming campaign is more important
than tbe triumph of any individual,
and that party success at this time
should be placed high above every
"The constitutional amendment is
at issue and it must be decided in
favor of White Supremacy.
"My friends throughout the State
have been loyal to me and they have
laoored in my behalf with effective
earnestness and zeal. To them I am
truly grateful, and it is to them that
1, turn with sincere pride and shall
ever cherish their loyal support as the
brightest page in the history of my
"They have waged a vigorous con
test, and the assurances of support
which I have received from many
sources have been warm and encour
aging. I deeply appreciate every kind word
they have spoken in my behalf and I
feel they will understand my action
in retiring from the race at this time,
since I can assure them and the good
people of North Carolina that I am
taking this step because I believe that
it ia in the interest of party harmony
for me to do so, and because I think
my retirement will in a measure sim
plify the situation and increase to
some extent our chances of party suc
cess. Every one who. knows me will
understand that my best services from
now on, as they have always been in
the past, will be at the command of
the Democratic party, and I have
never failed to enter into the thickest
of the fiht whenever the principles
of our party have been assailed or
white supremacy threatened.
John S. Cunningham.
The office of Governor of North
Carolina is one that any citizen
might be proud to hold and no high
er tribute could be paid to his un
selfish patriotism and loyal devotion
to the State, than when, in his opinr
ion, her interest "would be best pro
moted by withholding from the
race, a citizen voluntarily does that
when there was a fair prospect of
his nomination and election, and
this, is what Colonel Cunningham
He had many friends (bnt not more
than he 'has now) and might have
made a strong fight for the nomina
tion, but realizing the necessity of
presenting a strong, united front to
carry, white supremacy, a matter of
much more importance than the am
bition of any man, however worthy
or commendable, he like the true
Democrat and patriot he is, volun
tarily withdrew that the paty may
present a more united, enthusiastic
and solid front.
The probabilities are ' that Coi;
Theo. F. Davidson will shortly .fol
low the example bf Messrs; J ustice
and Cunningham, thusleaving Hon.
C. B. Aycock the only candidate in
the field and assuring him in ad
vance the nomination by acclama
tion. . - '
A STATEMENT OP FACT.
Hon. Marion Butler continues to
receive reminders from Populists
who object to wearing his collar on
their necks or his ring in their noses,
and to obeying his command to op
pose and vote against the proposed
constitutional amendment, the ob
ject of which is to make white su
premacy permanent in North Caro
lina. .We have published several
letters from such Populists and here
with present another from Mr. Adajn
Clark Wentz, of Roper, Washington
county, which we find in the Roan
oke Beacon, in which he thus de
clares for white supremacy:
D'ar Sir: Complying with your
r qust for a statement of my politic.!
los i.ion. and my views as to the pro
posed Constitutional Ameudmeat; I
desire to say that, while I never have
been an active politician, I nave been
a zealous Populist ever since the party
came into existence.- But now the
Populist party has fallen to pieces of
its own weight.
In fact disintegration has been stead
ily going on in the party ever since .
the notorius untrustworthy seventeen
ia the legislature four years ago, sold
out the party to the Republicans for a
Since that time, the leaders seem
only to have sought an opportunity to
advance their own selfish purposes,
regardless of party policy, or party in?
tf rests. Such a course naturally de
stroyed all confidence in them, and
left the old ship without a pilot.
And inasmuch as the Democrats ad
vocate all the reforms that the Popu
list stood for, and the chances of se
curing these reforms seem mnch bet
ter in that direction, I shall therefore
vote with the Democrats in the com
' I can see no reason why a white
man should not support tbe proposed
amendment to the State Constitution.
Confining myself to 'a plain state
ment of a fact, its object, and itb only
object is to get rid of a goodly num
ber of ignorant negroes at -the polls.
In my bumble opinion the sooner this
is done the better for all concerned.
And it will be done. 83 mote it be.
Adah Clark Wextz
Roper, N. C. March 14,1900.
There are thousands of Populists
like Mr. Wentz who view this ques
tion just as he does, who do not be
lieve that party fealty requires them
to obey the dictates of Marion But
ler and other unprincipled schemers
by antagonizing their ; own race and
standing in with the negroes and
leaders of negroes, to enable Butler
and those conspiring with him to
hold their grip and continue to enjoy
the emoluments of office, and there
fore they will stand with the white
men in this grand fight for the per
manent establishment of white su
premacy, on which their future pros
perity and peace and the prosperity
of the "State depend. This is' true
of all the State but more especially
of the Eastern portion1 of it, where
we have had a taste of negro domi
nation. SUPREME COURT DECISIONS.
Towa Ordinance Making Vacclsation Com-
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, March 20 Opin
ions were handed down bv the Su
preme Court to-day as follows:
. Morehead vs. Hall, from Carteret;
new-trial. McLamb vs. McPhail. from
Sampson ; error. State vs. Irvm, from
Lienoir; affirmed. Cheek vs. Sykes,
from Orange; error and remanded.
Hill vs. Fisher, from Guilford : error.
State vs. Hay, from Alamance; new
trial. Marcom vs. Railroad, from
Wake; affirmed. State vs. Utley,
from Wake ;affirmed. King vs. Foun
tain, froaa Pitt; reversed. ,
The following cases were disnosed
of by per curiam order, to wit: John
son VS. Ropers, from Vancn iffimul
Church vs. McDuffie, from Cumber
land; motion to docket and dismiss
defendant's appeal allowed. Koch vs.
Porter, from Columbus; motion to
docket and dismiss defendant's appeal
anowea. ' ;
Bv decision in Stat a rm W V. TTav
from Alamance, the Supreme Court
sustained me ordinance or the town of
Burlington, making vaccination com
niilsni.v 'Tim ej-vl iiitA.
the ruling of Judge Brown in the Su
perior uourt, wnich was against the
validity of the ordinance.
SPEAKINQ AT SOUTHPORT.
An Eloquent Address en the Amendment
Question by Hon. P. A. Woodard.
Special Star Telegram. '
SOUTHPORT, N. C, March 19. Hon.
F. A. Woodard delivered an eloquent
address here to-night at tbe court
house on the Amendment question.
This being court week heie, ajmost his
entire audience- was cons nosed of
farmers from all over Brunswick
county. For more than an" hour and
a half he held the closest attention of
his hearers. His reference to Hon.
Charles B. Aycock as the next n-n--
ernor of North CaroMna was greeted
with a perfect storm of apnlause He
made a clear and forceful
for the amendment, showing clearly
we era or prosperity that would come
to North. Carolina when the neero
vote, as a disturbing factor, was
eliminated. His address created an ex
cellent impression. ' '
No Rlgbt To CgllBfu.
The woman whnia lovlv in faa Pnm
and temper will always find friends.but
one wno wouia oe attractive must keep
her health. If aha
all run down, she will be nervous and
irritable. If the has constioatiorf m
kidnev trouble, her i mmirA hlrvwt t 511
Cause Dimnlea. blntahes akin A 111 nf lAna
and a wretched complexion. Electric
enters is the best medicine in the
world to regulate stomach, liver and
kidneys and to. purify the blood. It
gives strong nerves, bright eves.
velvety skin, rich complexion. It will
make a erood looking.
man of a run down invalid. Oaly SO
cents at R. R. Bellamy's drug store, f
CAPT. WM. S. WARROCK.
Died Yesterday After a Lingering Illness.
A Man of Sterling Worth and High
. Christian Character. ;
It will be with uufeumed regret and
sincere sorrow that the numerous
friends of Capt William S. Warrock
will . receive this morning the an
nouncement of Lis death, which oc
curred last night at 9 40 o'clock; at his
residence in this city, No 309 South
Second street after a lingering and
paiuful illness of nearly three months
with an affection of the liver. I j
For several dajs it has been known
that the condition of Capt. Warrock
was very serious, and while bis death
was not whollj unexpected, it never
theless will come as sad news to those
who knew bini and who could but ap
preciate his sterling worth and the sub-'
stantial Chi is ian character which
marked his course through life. E
There were at bis bedside at the time
of his death his sorrowing; wife and
an only brother, Mr. Ed. Warrock, f
Savannah, Ga., who arrived only yes
terday to be at his bedside; Mr. Lewis
Warrock, a nephew, and" his sister in
law, Mrs. E. S Warrock, of this city,
all of whom have the deepest sympa
thy of friends in the sad . bereave
ment which has overtaken them. V
Capt. Warrock was born in Eliza
beth City, N. C , August 2nd1835,
and was therefore in the sixty fifth
j ear of bis age He was a nephew of
the late Jno. Warrock. of Richmond,
Va., one of the best known men of. his
State, and publisher of "Wanrock'a
Almanac," a publication of influence
and wide circulation in tbe sixti-s.
Before the war Capt. Warrock was
for some time engaged as a school
teacher in this State and also at Mont
gomery , Ala. At the outbreak of the
war, he enlisted in the cause of the
Confederacy serving tbrdughout the
war with credit and distinction to him
self and' regiment in Wheeler's Cav
airy. Toward the close of the war in
recognition of his gallantry and cour
age in battle, he was promoted to
captain of his company which rank he
held until the fall of the Confederacy.
In November. 1865, he came to Wil
mington and had been until the time
of his death continuously in the em
ploy of the present proprietor of the
Morsino Star, as foreman of
the Job printing plant and general
superintendent of the mechanical de
partment of the paper, which position
he filled with rare skill and ability and
with the most perfect satisfaction to
his employer. Faithful to every duty
and with the highest sense of honor,
his life was a most exemplary one. He
was an Elder in the First Presbyterian
Cnurch ana was a member of the Ma
sonic order and several other fraternal
and benevolent organizations.
On November 15th, 1859, he was
married to Miss Oeorgie Harris and
she, with the relatives mentioned,
There is no one who knew the sub
j-ct of this brief sketch who will not
mourn hisdupartureandsay that when
he crossed the river to rebt in the shade
there went a food and a true man.
Quiet, unassuming, unobtrusive, be
moved through life pursuing the even
tenor of his way. but filling every duty
assigned him with tbe loyalty and fi
delity of the most loyal and faithful.
As a soldier battling for the South,
be was ever at his post bravely and
patriotically doing his duty there; as a
citizen he was devoid of selfishness
and labored and voted for the public
good; as a man in his dealings with
his fellow man he was scrupulously
honest and tbe soul of honor, es
teeming bis word as sacred and bind
ing as the written bond ; as a Christian,
without pretence he illustrated in his
every day life the princip'es he had
imbibed, and in private and. public was
the consistent follower of the ' Divine
Teacher; as a friend, he was true, and
as husband fond and devoted to her
who shared his life with him and now
weeps over the companion who has
been called away from her. j : '
Such is the legacy of memory this
good man leaves to those who knew
and loved him ; a better no man could
leave. General Lee once said that the
grandest word in the English , lan
guage was "daty." With that word
"duty" inscribed on the stone that will
mark the resting place of William S
Warrock, it would be the truest, the
highest eulogy and the most appro
SPEAKINQ IN DUPLIN.
Locke Craige Addressed a Large Assem
Mage at Kenan.ville on the Con
Special Star Telegram
Warsaw, N. C, March 2of-Hon.
Locke Craige, of Ash'ville, sjoke to
a thousand people at KenansVille to
day. He spoke for two hours and
much enthusiasm Drevailed.
of all parties listened eagerly to the
speaners masterly and unanswerable
argument on the constitutional
amendment. A number of Fusion
ists, who were thought to be doubt
ful, say they are convinced and rili
support the white man's party. Those
wno are familiar with politics in
Duplin say that Democracy has made
decided gains in that county, lately.
The amendment will bis carried by a
Politics in Robeson.
Mr. W. 8. Wishart
- tJl fclAV?
city yesterday from Lumberton, where
he spent Sunday with his family. Mr.
Wishart says they are already talking
politics in his native county nd he is
informed by competent authorities
there that the county will iv two
thousand majority for the amend
ment. Aycock is easily the clioice for
Governor, and if it were f eft! to Robe
son to decide tbe uuber&atorial ques
tion, he would be elected; by acclama
' Sheriff Qeorce B. McLeod.lwhn .
So painfully injured in a rulaway at
Lumberton several weeks ago, has
gone to Baltimore. Mr. Wishart
for treatment .
, CHOICE Vegetables
vi ; will always find a ready
market but only' that farmer
can raise them who has studied
the great secret how to ob
tain both quality and quantity
by the judicious use of well
balanced fertilizers. . No fertik
izer for Vegetables can produce
a large yield unless it contains
at least 8 Potash.- Send for
our books, which furnish full
information. We send them
free of charge.
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
93 Nassau St., New Yor-
WASHING! ON NEWS LETTER
Contested Election Cases in the House
Representative Bellsmy Likely to
Retain His Seat
Special Star Correspondence.
WASHINaTOsD. C , March 19.
It was rumored about the House
Saturday that it was the intention, of
the Representatives to remove two
more Democratic members and to then
call a ballot and allow the either mem
bers whose seat are contested to re
tain their seats. From what can be
learned Representatives Crawford, of
North Carolina, and Rhea of Virginia,
are the members selected for slaugh
ter. There has been a great deal of
pressure brought to bear on the Re
publican members by the Republican
leaders in the case of Crawford and
Rhea, and they will undoubtedly be
It must be remembered that although
the vote in the Wise-Young and Al-
anch-Kuffln cases was close, the K
publicans have increased their majority
ana li tne word is given out as it is
said to have . been. Representatives
Crawford and Rhea will have to walk
tbe plank. From what can be learned
Representative Bellamy is to be al
lowed to retain his seat.
Representative Linney is very much
worried about the outlook in his dis
trict as thera are several others who
wish to succeed the noble "Bull of the
Representative Cooper, of Texas,
uuring tne nrst wees: or uongress in
troduced a bill authorizing the pay
ment of all claims pending for
eti arches, schools. Masonic and; Old
Fellow lodges, destroyed by Federal
troops d urine the civil war. Among
tne pending claims are several from
North, Carolina, one being for the
Presbyterian church at Newbern. The
House Committee on War Claims, on
me idtn inst , reported favorably on
the bill and ask that an appropriation
of $400 000 be made.
Representative Cooper, on Saturday
lasi, speaamg to the STAR correspon
dent, said he bad everv reason to ba
lieve the bill would become a law at
this cession unless the Republican
1 aders. whose plans are to curtail all
expenditures at this session, pigeon-
I l. J . i - m.sii .- . r " .
uuitru iue ohi unm ine snort session,
Special Star Telegram. '
Washington, March 19. The U. S
Supreme Court to day, in tbe case of
the appeal of John Mallett and Chas.
Mehegan versus the State of North
Carolina, declined tbe motion to dis
miss or affirm the case and decided to
take up the motion at the October
term, when the case comes up on its
Nothing was done by the committee
in the Kwart case to day, and the mat
ter was allowed to go over until next
SOUTHERN WAR CLAIMS.
Bill for Relief of Citizens of North Caro-
Una Introduced In the Senate and
House of Representatives.
fSSpectoJ Star Telegram.
WA8HIHOTOW, D. C, March 20.
Representative Small to-day intro
duced a bill authorizing the Secretary
of the Treasury to pay to Zaddock
Meadors, Carteret county. North Caro
lina, $150; tbe same being for suonliea
destroyed by Federal troops during
tne civil war.
Senator Pritchard to day introduced
bills of relief, authorizing the Secre
tary of the Treasury to pay to the
estate of Vasti Smith, Wake county,
$1,100; Eli Smith, Richmond county,
$5,000; Thos. McBride, Robeson
county, $200; Jesse Fly th, Northamp
ton county, $1,000; Samuel Thain,
Johnston county, $2,270, and W. Dal
las Haywood, Raleigh, $2,000. All
being for material and supplies de
stroyed by Federal troops. He also
introduced a bill to pension Mary
Elizabeth Moore, North Carolina.
A delegation of Greensboro citizens
will be at the capitol on Friday next
to appear before the Committee on
Publio Buildings in the interest of the
public building at Greensboro.
The New Dyeing Plant.
Mr. H. M. Chase who is principally
interested in the new dyeing establish
ment which has been recently install
ed in the old Industrial Manufactur
ing Company's building on Surry
street says that he hopes to begin op
erations in a smal1 way about April
1st. There is yet quite a lot of ma
chinery to arrive and the plant will
not be in full operation for some time
children growing nicely ?
Stronger each month ? A
trifle heavier? Or is one of
them growing the other
way ? Growing weaker,
growing thinner,' growing
paler ? If so, you should try.
It's both food and medicine.
It corrects disease. It makes
delicate children grow in
the right - way taller,
stronger, heavier, healthier.
roc and fixa all druggist.
, Cha ousts, New York.
WASHINGTON NEWS LETTER.
Contested Election Cases-Bills Introduced
by Representative Bellamy and
Senator Butler. -
- - r
' Special Star Correspondence.
: WASHIHQTON, D. C, March
The Pearsou-Crawford contested
election ca&e which is on the House
calendar and Js: privileged, may .be
called up at any timevlJapresenta
tive Roberts, chairmanOf the sub-committee
having the matter in charge,
to-day speaking of the matter, said
"owing to the part leader's dtsire to
first tike up and pass the several ap
propriation bills aid thtr bills of
more importance, I do not expect t
call up the Pt-arson-Crawford case be
fore week after next, but of course,
circujEDbtatiCes may alter tbe cae.
presentative Thomas has present
ecr to the House the petition of o. Hi.
dams and others aerainat the passage
of theL ud postal bill.
The Stab's representative to day in
terviewed the Democratic members of
the North Carolina delegation on tbe
Gubernatorial situation and found
thm all, to a man, for Colonel
Aycock, who they said would be nom
inated by acclamation and cer
Special Star Telegram.
Washington, D C, March 21.
Senator Butler to-day introduced a bill
appropriating and disbursing the court
martial forfeiture moneys collected
from volunteer soldiers during tbe
Spanish war for the benefit of indi
gent soldiers. ,
Representative Bellamy to day in
troduced a bill authorizing the Secre
tary of tbe Treasury to pay to Thomas
McBride, Robeson county, N. C, $200
for material seized by Union troops
during the civil War. & .
Representative Kluttz to-day report
ed his daughter's condition as being
not as favorable as yesterday.
There is no truth whatever in the
report sent out from here last night
that the committee having in charge
the Doekery-Bellamy case had decided
to re-open, the case. The committee
has , not held a meeting for a week.
Chairman Weaver is out of the city
as well as several other members of
senator jrriicnara to day secured
from the department an order placing
J. D. Albright, of Wilmington, on the
railway mail route between Wilming
ton and Mount Airy.
James Loyd, of Tarboro, who was
appointed a door keeper of the Senate
by Senator Butler, has received no
tice of his retirement, to take effect
Senator Pritchard leaves Friday for
Western North Carclina, to make a
series of speeches, opening at Jeffer
State of Ohio rrnr of Toledo,
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that
be is senior partner of the firm of F. J
CHENEY & LO.. doing business in the
City of Toledo. Countv and SUte
aforestid, and that s id firm will pay
tne sum OI UINU tlUMUKKL) DDL
LARS for each and every case of
Catarrh that cannot be cured by the
use Ul aALb O A1 AKKri LUKE
Frank J. Cheney,
Sworn to before me aod subscribed
in my presence, this 6ih day of De
cemoer, a. li , 1886.
t j A. W. Gleason.
seal I Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken intern
ally, and acts directly on the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system
Send for testimonials free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold bv Drueeists. 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best, t
pretty none wedding.
Miss Ellis Happily Wedded to Mr. Richard
S- Haddock Last Eveniof.
Last evening at 8.30 o'clock at the
residence of the bride's parents, Mr
and Mrs. David C. Ellis, corner of
Second and Castle streets. Miss Mary
J. Ellis was happily united in mar
riage to Mr. Richard S Haddock, a
son of Mr. James H. Haddock and
one of the popular conductors of the
Wilmington Street Railway.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Jno. H. Hall, pastor of Fifth
Street M E. Church, in the presence
of quite a large number of friends of
the contracting parties, and after the
ceremony a reception was given the
bridal party at the home of the groom,
on Second street, between Church and
The parlor of Miss Ellis' home was
prettily decorated, and quite a number
of handsome presents were received.
"S. A. L. Arbor Day."
Yesterday was generally observed
at stations along the Seaboard Air
Line railway system as "Arbor Day."
At many of the stations only simnle
exercises marked the celebration, but
in other instances the people for miles
around, as is usually their custom,
gathered at their nearest station and
spent the day at pic-nicing and plant
ing trees and shrubbery about the
streets. The custom was inaugurated
several years ago by Mr. Jno. T.
Patrick, the Chief Industrial Agent
of tbe company, and has become a
source of pleasure and profit to resi
dents along the line.
Protracted Meeting at Burgaw.
A correspondent of the Star writ
ing from Burgaw. savs: "A orotract-
ed meeting is in progress at Burgaw.
Kev. Mr. Martin, Methodist Rv. Mr.
Walton, Baptist and Rev. Mr." Mc-
Geacby, Presbyterian, have been co
operating from the beginning a week
ago. Now Rev. William Black,
evangelist of the Synod of North Car
olina, has joined them. The preach
ing by the pastors is able. The evan
gelist's sermons are unciional, search
ing and convincing. There seems to
be much interest,"
A Caswell Deserter.
Sergeants W. P. Osevill. A. Hamt-
er and Private Cornelius Cullinan,
of B'ort Caswell, were in the city yes
terday returning from Fort Monroe
where they had oeen to escort deserter
Vicks and give testimony agaiost him
in the Cflurt mia.rt.ial trial Viibsrsii
away, from the fort several months
ago and after an -absence of three'
weeas return ana gave., himself
ud. An offence of this fcinH ia
punishable by an imprisonment
GROFULft AND ITS
A. MOST WONDERFUL CTJTOE.
I A Grand Old Lady Give Her Experience.
Mrs. Thankful Orilla Hurd lives In the beautiful village of Brighton.
Livingston Co., Mien. This venerable and highly respected lady was born hv
the year 1812, the year of the great war, in Hebron, Washington Co., New
York. She came to Michigan in 1840, the year of "Tippecanoe and Tyler
too." All her faculties 'fife excellently preserved, and possessing a very re
tentive memory,; her mind is full of interesting reminiscences of her early
life, of the early days of the State of Michigan and the interesting and re
markable people! she has met and the stirring events of which she was a wit
ness. But nothing in her varied and" manifold : recollections are more mar
velous and worthy of attention than are 'her experiences. In the use of
JOHNSTON'S SARSAPARILLA. MrsHurd Inherited a tendency and pre
. disposition to scrofula, that terribly destructive blood taint which has cursed
and is cursing the lives or thousands and marking thousands more as vic
tims of the death angeL Transmitted from generation to generation, It is
found in neary every family m one form or another. It may make its ap
pearance in dreadful running sores, In unsightly swellings in the neck or
goitre, or in eruptions of varied forms. Attacking the mucous membrane, It
may be known as catarrh in the head, or developing in the lungs it may bo
and often is, the prime cause of consumption. I '
Speaking of: her case, Mrs. Hurd says: "I was troubled for many years
with a bad skim disease. My arms anj limbs would break out In a mass of
sores, discharging yellow matter. My neck began to swell and became very
unsightly in appearance. My body was covered with scrofulous eruptions
My eyes were also greatly Inflamed and weakened, and they pained me very
much. My blood was In a very bad condition and my head ached severely
at frequent intervals, and I had no appetite. I had sores also in my ears. I
was in a miserable condition, I had tried every remedy that had been recom
mended, and doctor after' doctor had failed. One of the best physicians in
the state told me I must die of scrofulous consumption; as internal abcesses
were beginning to form. I at length was told of Dr. Johnston, of Detroit, and
his famous Sarsaparilla. I tried a bottler more as an experiment than any
thing else, as.i; had no faith In it and greatly to my agreeable surprise I
began to grow better. You can be sure I kept on taking it. I took a great
many bottles. But I steadily improved until I became entirely well. All the
sores healed npall the bad symptoms disappeared. I gained perfect health,
and I have never been troubled with scrofula since. Of course an old lady
of 83 years Is not a young woman, but I have had remarkably good health
since then, and I firmly believe that JOHNSTON'S SARSAPARILLA is the
greatest blood purifier and the best medicine in the wide world, both for
scrofula and as a spring medicine." This remarkably interesting old lady did
not lok to be more thn sixty, and she repeated several times, -1 believe mr
life was saved by JOHNSTON'S SARSAPARILLA." j .
lOSXGkaUCV X3X.T73r CO
For sale by
Fire Alarms Yesterday.
The department responded to four
alarms of fire yesterday and last night,
but in none of the instances was the
fire of any great consequence.
At 10.45 o'clock an alarm came in
from box 31, and was caused by a small
blaze in a one-story frame buildiog.No.
316 North Sixth street owned by Mr.
John C. Heyer. The blsza caught
from sparks from a chimney and the
damage was slight
A telephone alarm at 12.09 o'clock
yebterday afternoon brought the de
partment to a small building, No. 914
Sprunt's alley, j owned by W. B. Mc
Koy, Esq., and occupied by Mary Her
ring, colored. Damage about 12 50.
An alarm at 1.19 o'clock was on ac
count of another small blaze at No.
204 Castle street a small dwelling
house occupied by David Ellis. , Dam
age about $2.50
A small fire in some rubbish at the
stables , at the S. P. Cowan Livery
Company, on Second near Princes
street, at 11.16 o'clock last night, sum
moned the department, but the fUmes
were extinguished before the compa
nies reached the scene. The damage
was trifling. I
GEN. OTIS' CAMPAIGN.
The Mortality Among U. S. Soldiers Since
the Occupation by American Troops
June 1st, 1898.
By T!eaTapu to the Moraine Star.
Washington, March 21. The War
Department officials deny recently
published statements that General
Otiscampaign is costing upward of
1,000 men every month. According
to the official records, since the Amer
ican occupation of the Philippines,
J'ine 1st. 1898 up to February 17th.
1900, the dale of the last t ffLial cam
pila.ion, tbe actual mortality in the
army in the Philippines was fi5 officers
and 1,450 rren ; a total of 1.525, or at
tbe rate f 74 deaths a mouth
More details are contained in the re
port of Colonel Woodbull, chief sur
geon of the Philippine army. Tnis
report, however, does not extend be
yond the end of the last calendar year.
It shows that from the time American
troops landed in Manila up to Decern
ber 1st, 4899, the total number f
deaths was 58 officers aud 1.263 men
Of this number 42 officers arid f7 mkn
died of violence, and sixteen officers
and 693 men died of disease. Most of the
deaths by violence occurred in battle.
There were, however, 137 deaths from
violence outside of actual hostilities.
It is a sioeular fact that more than
one half of the latter class of deaths
were caused by drowning. The total
number of wounded without fatal re
suits during thei period covered by the
report was i.ydvi.
SEABOARD AIR LINE.
Special Masters Appointed to Take Evi
dence io the Injunction Proceedings.
By Telesrapn to the Morning Star.
Norfolk. Va Mroh 31 Tnrln-o
WaddiJi to-day appointed Hon, Geo.
E. Bowden clerk of the court, and
Hon. R. T. Thorp special masters to
take evidet.ee in the ir iunciion nrn.
ceedmgs of Thomas F. Ryan of New
York, against John Sktlion Williams
It will be remembered that .Tn do-ft
Waddlll sometime since refused tn f
strain the defendants from proceeding
wim me cousoiiation or other roads
with tbe Seaboard Air Li nft RvstPiri -
and the testimonv to h taken ho ih
special irastrs, who will require about
sixty days to complete their work,
and are empowered to compel the at
tendance of witnesses and the produc
tion of books, papers, etc.. will be used
in lenderiusr a dual dtciori nnnn l.h
supplemental and amended bill of the
plaintiff, which disputes the legal
ity oi me consolidation.
Night Sweats, loss nf anrlan
weak and impoverished blood, colds,
la ffriDDe and P-eneral weslrneRu o
f reoilet) t resulta of mnlarin Rmnpnmoi
Tasteless Chiill Tomoelimiuates the
malaria, purifies your blood, restores
your asnetile and tones un unnrlin
25c. per bottle. Insist nn having Rnv.
ERTfl . No other 4tas cood " n TfH
BELLAMY. ! ?M
T" " I
The W ilaon News editorially
endorses . Superintendent John J
Blair, of the I Wilmington Publie
Schools, as a suitable person to b
placed on the Democratic ticket this
year for State Superintendent of PubJ
with horror. There
is no necessity for
the ordeal of child
birth to be e ther
painful or danger-
MM VUm mm - M
Eegnancy so prepare, the ten, for.be eSnTflS
U a vtc a fl7'. " uHcnne.
BY ' - I
HERBERT L ENTRE3S, Druegist,
: Wilmington, N. Q
TRANSVAAL AND FREE STATE
Scheme Arranged for Amalgamation of
the Two Republics Kruger toe
Bv Cable to tbe Morning Btar
LONDON.March 22 Thecorrespmj.;.
ent of the Times ht Lorenzo Marques .
telegraphing Tuesday. says
It i reported from Pretoria that a
scheme has been arranged for the.
amalgamation of the. Transvaal a d
the Free State - President Kruger will
become President of th frdt-rated
States and Steyn commandant pet.fr-1
of the Boer army The flwg wiirbe the
same as that of the Transvaal' with
additional orange color.
Although this fctory is not confirm
ed, it is not improbable It is a imi.)
rious fact that General Jou'rt has
lost the cod fide nee of the Burg-hns
simply because, from the first he 'it
fusrd to shut bis eyes to the ioevita
ble result of tbe war. With all it e
burg-hers in the field, it misrht doi i
difficult to secure a formal erjdor.M;
ment of this rumored scheme.
To tbe Boers' Appeal for Mediation in the
South Africa War. .
By Cable to the UornluK Star.
Berne. Switzerland, March 21 -The
Federal Council ha3 aaswtrel
the Boer appeal for mediation as
lows: - .
"The- S wiss Federal Council wouitl
bave been pleased to cu operate in
friendly mediation in order to eijd
further bloodshed, but as the Presi
dents of both South African repub
lies have directly; approached the
British government in order to con
clude peace on a basis indicated and
the British government has shown
itself against the p roposal ; and as.
furthermore, the British goverument
has declared to the cabinet at Wash
ington that it did not propose to ac
cept the intervention of any power,
the Swiss Federal Council, to' its
regret, must also renounce the idea of
taking any steps on the lines of ,the
request made by the Presidents of 'the
South African republics. There re
mains for the Federal Council, in the
circumstances, nothing but to express
itssiDcere wish that tbe belligerents
will have succeeded, at no distant
date, in finding a basis for an under
standing honorable to both parties."
Ills Lire Was Saved. V
Mr. J. E. Lilly, a prominent citizen
of Hannibal, Mo., lately had a won
derful deliverance from a frightful
death. -In telling of it hesayo: "I was
taken with Tjphoid Fever," that ran
into Pneumonia My lungs became
hardened. I was so weak I couldn't
even sit up in bed. Nothing helped
me. I expected soon to die of Con
sumption, when I heard of Dr. King's
New Discovery. One bottle gave
great relief. I continued to use it, and
now am well and strong. I can't say
too much in its praise." This marvel
lous medicine is the surest and quick
est cure in the world for all Throat
and Lung Trouble. Regular size 50
cents and $1.00. Trial bottles 10 cents
at R. R. Bellamy's drug store; every
bottle guaranteed. t
An Additional Detachment to Be Sent to
By Telegraph to the 110111102 Star.
Washington, March 21. Arrange
ments have been made to end an ad
ditional detachment of medical officers
to San Francisco with a view to their
transp nation to Manila, .for the relief
of a similar number of medical t Di
cers in the Philippines desirous of re
turning to the United States. Among
the actiue assistant surgeons ordered
to San Frar CISCO from their tirrvrnt
stations are Rindell C Stony,Charles-
ton, o. u., ana ,Josian W. Ward, iNew
bern. N. C.
y rf -
Lambon Vesterdav biunoH a nrnlncul
extending the time allowed f.r tbe
ratification of tbe French reciprocity
treaty. By "the terms of the rotocd
the treaty is to be ratified "as soon us
possioi, ana wiimn twelve months
M J -
Beck Olsen. of rv.no,,, uffnn met
Ernest Roeber. the iiAaw weight
champion wnstler of America, at
Madiion Srniara nwlor. loot ...! t in
a Q 83-jo Roman match for the world's
championship, and Olsen was declared
The North nhi
defeated a motion in favor of the pne-
SAnlMtinn et on osisl aco Ct .! Vin-
m riraa HUUI VOO tu VJ UV AJ w
toria on her forthcoming visit to Ire-
No woman' happiness on be complete without children :
""tare to love and want them. The dreadful ordeal
fin,;? B " S. tne very
ana tney declare
I ITvrfc. ir. At
oi one year on Governor's Island.