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WILLIAM H; BERN ABD !
Mitoi and Proprietor.
WILMINGTON. N, C
Friday, - - - March 30, 1900.
TANGLED IN THE WEB.
The distinguished Mark Hanna
once remarked, (and that was some
time ago) that he wished the Phil
- ippines were at the bottom of the
sea. He didn't have half as much
reason to wish that then as he and
his fellow engineers of the Republi
can party have since had. Then it
was only a question of our ability to
establish American supremacy over
the islands, hut now it is a question
m to what that 'supremacy means
and this has brought with it per
plexing questions which are divid
ing the Americen people and threat
ening to split in twain the party
that is responsible for the pet policy
of forcible expansion.
In their passion for grab, and the
glory which they thought would
come to them through territorial
extension, they didn't see the tan
gle it would put them in, nor anti
cipate the logical consequences ol
that extension. These are some of
the problems by which the Republi
can expansion statesmen are now
confronted, which have been precip
itated by the proposed tariff legis
lation for Porto Rico, because in the
language of Senator Foraker, " be
yond Porto Rico came the Philip
A good many Republicans and
Republican organs have, taken up
this declaration of the junior Sena
tor from Ohio as the keynqfe of the
policy wo are to pursue in.the.Pbil
ippines. As an illustration- of the
stew they have got themselves into
-we quote the following editorial
from the Dubuque (Iowa) .Times,
m n . .1? T i i
one oi tne leading jtepuoucan or
gans of that State and of the West.
i Referring to the anti-Porto Rican
tariff resolution recently passed by
, ViAJ IV VT vi LVUOW VUV AW 'I M M IB
lature, which is overwhelmingly Re
publican, it says:
"It was illustrated at Des Moines
Thursday that the devil soon finds
mischief for idle hands to do. The
house, having no business of its own
prosing lor attention, tooK a nana at
running the national government
from a distance and made a sorry
mess of it. Mr. Eaton introduced his
resolution for an appropriation for
the Louisiana exposition at St. Louis
in 1903, and Mrr Kendall, of Monroe,
offered an amendment declaring:
That the people of Iowa are unal
terably opposed to the establishment ot
any tariff duties between the United
States and any territory acquired as a
result of the Spanish-American war,
the people of which accepted the eov
ereignty of this government without
resistance and voluntarily passed un
der the jurisdiction of its constitution
"This was adopted as a separate reso
lution and by a viva voce vote and no
vote in the negative, was recorded. It
will be observed that it was a declara
tion for free trade not with Porto
Rico alone but 'with any territory
voluntarily accepting ; American sov
ereignty and not alone an ex
pression of opinion on the -question
of expediency but an assertion
Jhat the territory whichf passed
under our flag and thereby passed un
der our constitution and laws. Now
the Republican party of State and
nation is on record in favor of protec
tion for the United States and the
open door for the PhiJippines. The,
open door means either that we must
have a tariff against the Philippines
or yield the policy of protection for
the United States. It means that the
goods of" all countries shall be ad
mitted to the Philippines on equal
terms. Hence if we are to consider
the Philinmnes as nart of nur mm.
mon country, between all parts of
which there shall be free exchange of
commodities, we must admit free all
goods that come to us from its ports,
no matter the ports from which they
"This is not. the Republican view
alone. It is the J democratic view as
well. The Nebraska convention ad
dressed by Mr. Bryan this week de
clared -'the constitution follows the
flag' and that 'the Filipinos cannot be
citizens without endangering our
civilization.' And Mr. Bryan in
quired: 'Are they to be allowed to
nnmn tn f hn TTnitH nfatos iU1 l:.
oriental methods of living to compete,
with American labor!' ,
"Thus we find the Democrats at Lin.
cola declaring that we don't want the
Philippines because we would have to
take free trade with them while the
Democrats of the Iowa house doubt
less supported the resolution under
the impression that they were sup
porting rsryan. xnus also we
find the Republicans of the House
declaring lor a policy that would ef
fect the very thine thev didn't want.
free trade between the' United States
and all European nations holding
commerce with the Philippines. Com
parison of the resolution with the
speeches in its favor simply confirms
the belief that those who spoke and
voted on it had made no examination
Af InA iiiabHaii am nViiAli 4Vn
hook w express an opinion and no
study of its effect on the policies of
their -respective parties and were
therefore not qualified to advise the
Iowa delegation in Congress on the
subject. An expression from the
average board of township trustees
would have been quite as valuable
under the circumstances."
It isn't doing much violence to
the probabilities to suppose that the
devil does figure more or less in Re
publican Legislatures, and as the
contention of the expansionists is
that the Lord had put the Philip
pines in our keeping it is not alto
gether strange that this expansion
editor concluded, that the devil was
about somewhere and had something
to do with this resolution, to which
the writer of the editorial takes such
decided objection. But the resolu
tion and the remarks it inspired
show how minds which on party
matters usually ran along harmoni
ously together can at times take
widely divergent pathB. The reso
lution shows what the members o
the lower House of the Iowa Legis
lature think about the new depart
ure of their party leaders, while the
comments; upon it show the mess
into which the expansionists have
gotten themselves by undertaking to
bring under the flag .territory for
some purposes and to keep it out for
orther purposes, thus trying to
evade the logical consequences of
their own action.
The framers and adopters of his
resolution agree with Senator Fora
ker that "beyond Porto Rico come
the Philippines," but they do not
agree with him that we should adopt
an un-American, dishonest and op
pressive policy towards Porto
Rico as a precedent tyfy"6 8ame
kind of a policy for the Philippines.
In other wordB they believe that
Porto Rico having come voluntarily
on its part and with our co-operation
under our flag has become a
part of this country, entitled to the
same treatment as other parts, and
that other territory acquired under
similar "conditions stands upon the
same footing as Porto Rico and is
entitle! to the same treatment. .s
ThatJ is the logic of the events re
sulting in the acquisition of this
territory which no quibbling can
get around and no subterfuge can
alter without a total ignoring of pre
cedents and of the fundamental law
of- the Republic.
If they didn't expect this then
they should never have taken those
islands and called them ours, and if
they are unwilling to accept the
logical situation now they had better
admit their mistake and let the
islands take control of thejr own
destinies and thus get out 6f all this
mess into which they have been led
by blind or by thoughtless or culpa
bly reckless leaders.
The Democrats don't want these
islands because in the first place
they don'i want us and we have no
right to hold them without their
consent, and in the second place be
cause by letting them govern them
selves we escape the perplexing
problems that are now giving the
Republican leaders so much trouble
and are dividing the party against
itself. There is but one honorable,
consistent and effective solution of
these problems, and that is to turn
the islands loose, as soon as practica
ble, as we propose to turn Cuba
THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW
The New England cotton manu
actnrers have been taking some
comfort from the belief that although
the Southern mills might eventually
take from them the manufacture of
coarse goods, they would have a
pretty sure thing on the finer and
more .profitable goods, for the manu
facture of which they fancied they
had advantages over the South.
They had persuaded themselves that
the climate of the South was not
favorable for the manufacture of
the finer grades on account of too
much humidity, or something else,
but they seem to have lost sight of
the fact that there has been steady
improvement in the quality of goods
made in the South' and that there
are now annually produced millions
of yards of goods of a quality which
they a few years ago would have
thought it impossible to profitably
make in this section.
In discussing this question we
have all along contended that there
were no climatic or other obstacles
in the South to prevent the manu
facture of the finest grades of goods
and that it would be only a question
of time,' and of expediency when the
finer grades would be as successful
ly produced as the common grades
have been. As bearing upon this,
and showing that this was not a mat
ter of mere empty speculation ,7 we
quote the following from the Balti
more Sun: ? .
"The significant announcement
comes from Columbus,. Ga.t that the
lii bo Manufacturing (Jompany, of
Macon, has purchased a site in the
suburbs of Columbus and will at once
let a contract for the construction of
a new 20,000 spindle cotton mill for
the manufacture of high grade goods.
This will be apt to open the eyes of
iMew England manufacturers, who,
while willing to concede the superior
advantages of the South for producing
me coarser iaorics, nave all along con
tended that because of climatic condi
tions, the want of educated labor, etc.,
the South would never be able to
compete with New England . in
the production of the higher grades
of goods. Referring to this new
move the Columbus Enquirer-Sun
says: 'It is . understood that promi
nent English capitalists are interested
in this enterprise, and it is certain
tnat tne company controls all the
capital that will be needed to carry
out any enterprise it may project, no
maiier on now large a scale it may be
planned.' The Bibb Manufacturing
Company has also secured control of
the. Columbus Power Company,
whose plant is now nearing com
pletion. This will be one of the larg
est power plants in the world, using
water power for generating and
transmitting electric power. The
Bibb Manufacturing Company has a
capital of $1,800,000. Eighty hand
some tenement houses, to be occupied
oy me operatives or the new mill,
will be erected at once."
That the promoters of this enter
prise have no fears bf failure may
be taken for granted, for they would
never have invested the amount of
money herein stated in a mere ex
periment. With this as a stater, we
expect soon to see announcements
of the establishment of other plants
for the manufacture of high grade
goods in other localities.
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WILLING TO 8WEAR TO IT-
The repotted interview with a Re
publican member of Congress who
voted for the Porto Rican tariff bill
is still the subject of comment in Con
gress, some of the Republicans deny-
ingt hat there was any deal, and
others, Mark Hanna among the num
ber, denouncing the statement in the
published interview as a, "malicious
lie." In the interview, as published
in the Washington Star, a Republi
can paper, and a strong supporter
of the administration, but opposed
to the Porto Rican bill, the Con
gressman is thus quoted:
"Hka Jpal hat hnAn made. It is a
matter ol money for the campaign and
the taris measure will be carried
through. The carrying out of the
PveEiriontVi recommendation for free
trade for Porto Rico would have de
prived the party of considerable con
tribution to the national campaign
fund The adoDtion of a reverse policy
insures a very Jarge contribution. The
possible unpopularity .01 tbe .forto
Rirs-i tariff was balanced against the
certainty of money to ute in the cam
paign and the decision was in favor of
the campaign contribution, it was not
expected that the storm of protest
would be as strong as it is, but it is
now too late for a change."
If this had been published by an
anti-administration paper they might
have some reason to pronounce it a
ie or a fake, but the paper which
publishes it is a strong and consis
tent supporter of the administra
tion. For obvious .reasons it did
not give the name of the Congress
man quoted, for that would have made
it very unpleasant for him .with his
Republican associates, who would
never forgive him for his candid
confession of a deal that they wished
to have kept from the public, but
the Star reiterates the statement
and, referring to the denial of Con
gressman Payne, Senator Hanna and
"The interview was had, as reported
in the Star Friday, with a Republican
member of the House who supported
the Porto Rican tariff bill with his
vote. It was written a very short
time after the conversation between
the representative and the Star re
porter closed. This fact can be sup
ported by the oath of the man who
wrote the interview, who is perfectly
willing to take oath to it."
Now if they want to settle the
question of veracity let them put the
Star reporter on the stand and hear
what he has to say about it, under
oath. It is pretty safe to predict
that they will not dare to do it.
JUDGE BATTLE DEAD.
The announcement of the death
of Judge Dossey Battle will be read
with much sorrow ;by the thousands
of people who enjoyed the pleasure
of his acquaintance or knew him by
reputation. Endowed with all the
graces of genial fellowship, - bright
and sunny in temperament, ever
courteous and considerate of all with
whom he came into contact in pri
vate or official intercourse, he made
friends of all who knew him, and
never an enemy whose good opinion
an honorable man might desire. . ,
For years identified more or less
with the press of the State he won
enviable reputation as a witty and
brilliant writer, as a lawyer he stood
in the front rank of his profession,
as a Judge he was fearless, able and
impartial, as a citizen he was true to
his State and wore his princi
ples upon his forehead, as a man he
could always be counted on as the
soul of honor, as a husband and
father he was affection personified.
Such was Dossey Battle, as we
knew him. We could Say more, we
could not say less. May he sleep
the sleep of the good.
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I seal I
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NEWS FROM RALE1QH.
Opinions Handed Down by the Supreme
Court of North Carolina.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, March 27. Opinions
were handed down by the Supreme
Court to day as follows: Graves vs.
Barrett, from Moore ; affirmed. Muse
vs. Caddell, from Moore; new trial.
Little vs. Ratliff.from Anson ; affirmed.
State vs. Carter, from Robeson: no
error. Ferrell vs. Broadway, from
Lenoir; remanded Lumber Co. vs.
Hines, from Jones; reversed. Darden
vs. Blount, from Greene; reversed.
Cheek vs. Building and Loan Associa
tion, from Durham, .two cases; decided
in favor of plaintiff.) tfeer vs. Brown,
from Orange ; affirmed. Kennon vs.
Telegraph uo., from uuiirora; new
trial. State vs. Green, from Durham;
reversed. State vs. Higgs, from Wake;
error, btrause vs. insurance Uo.
from Pitt; affirmed. State vs. Davis,
from Edeecombe: no error. The fol
lowing cases were disposed of. by per
curiam order: worth vs. Lancashire,
from Cumberland: affirmed. Me
Caskill ys. Lancashire, from Cumber
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Before Standing Master Shep
.herd in the Railroad Tax
HEARD IN U. S. COURT ROOM.
Officers of Private Corporations Refuse
to Permit aa Examination of Their
Books-The Matter Referred to
The hearing of evidence in the rail
road tax assessment cases, reference
to which was made in the Star yes
terday, was begun yesterday morning
at 10 o'clock in the United States Court
room before Hon. James E. Shepherd,
Standing Master of the U. S. Circuit
Court of Equity, whi;h court is pre
sided over by Judge Simontonwho
will pass upon the matter of whether
the Corporation Commission is assess
ing lbs jroperties of the A. C. L.;
S. A. L. and Southern railroad sys
terns in the State at a higher valuation
for taxation than other property in the
State is assessed.
The railroad companies are repre
sen ted by Messrs. George Rountree. of
Wilmington'; R. O. Burton, of Ra
leigh; Charles Price, of Salisbury, and
Maj. John D. Shaw, of Rocking
ham. The - Corporation Commis
sion is represented by Hons. H. G.
Connor, of Wilson, and Jas. H. Pou of
Raleigh. Hon. Franklin McNeill,
chairman of the defendant Corpora
tion Commission, is also in attendance
upon the bearing, as are also quite a
number of other attorneys, who are
guarding the interests of several pri
vate corporations, the officers of which
are summoned as witnesses. Miss Stella
Shri-r is engaged as Court steno
grapher. The complainants opened their case
by introducing as a witness Mr. W. H.
Biddle, Register of. Deeds of New Han
over county, who testmed as to the
valuation of property of individuals
and private corporations in the county.
He referred frequently to the record
and admitted that the County Commis
sioners had in many instances reduced
the valuation of property as fixed by
the assessing board.
Capt. A. L. DeRosset, one of the list
takers, was also examined as to the
valuation of property in New Hanover
county, and at 1 o'clock an adjourn
ment was taken until 3 o'clock in the
In the afternoon Mr. J". W. Nor
wood, president of the Atlantic Na
tional Bank, testified as to the valua
tion of property in the county and al
so as to the value of certain railroad
stock owned by him. In the latter
point some technicality arose and the
record was arranged for presentation
to Judge S imonton as to the relevan
cy certain questions asked the wit
ness regarding the comparative valua
tion of properties in which he is in
terested. The next witness was Capt Henry
Savage, secretary and treasurer of the
AcmeManufacturing Company, and
it was sought to prove by him that the
property of his corporation is not
valued for taxation at more than
seventy-five per - cent, of , its actual
value, while that of railroad corpora
tions, a matter of fact, is assessed at
The order for Capt. Savage's appear
ance enjoined him to bring for the ex
amination of the court the books of
the company, showing the gross earn
ings and net profits of the corporation.
He was asked the usual preliminary
questions and upon a request for
the books of the company, accord
ing to advice of counsel, he re
fused to produce " them. . The net
and gross earnings of tbe company
are wanted by the court to assist them
in determining the actual value of the
Acme Mat ufacturing Company's
plant, as it would be valued at more or
less in proportion to the profit accru
ing from its operation.
The question was argued for the
testifying witness by Messrs. E. K.
Bryan, Eugene S. Martin, of this city,
and- Cameron Morrison, of Rocking
ham, who are attorneys for several
corporations, the managers of which
have received like summon to appear
with their books, to which the attor
neys for witnesses object on the
ground that the net and gross earn
ings of the private corporations are
irrevelant and incompetent as testi
mony and that if relevant and compe
tent, it is depriving the witnesses of
valued property rights without
due process of law; that the pri
vacy and secrecy of their business
affairs are valuable and protected un
der provisions of the constitution. In
formal argument upon the question at
point was had and an ad jpurnment was
taken until 11 o'clock 'this morning,
when the record and objection to the
duces tecupi will be arranged for pre
sentation 'to Judge Simonton, who
will pass upon the constitutionality of
the requirement. After this arrange
ment is made it is very probable that a
recess will be taken until a decision is
handed down by Judge Simonton
upon the question.
A test case of the Acme Manufac
turing Company will be made to de
termine the right of the Court to re
quire of it the books referred to, and
as there are numerous other private
corporations, who have received simi
lar summons to that of the secretary of
the . Acme Company, the attorneys
for all will join hands to confront such
action if possible.
new corroN mill,
Organized at Lanrinburg With $129,900
Capital The Scotland MII.
Special Star Telegram.
Laxjrinburo, N, C, March 27. A
new cotton mill was organized here
this afternoon with $129,900 stock. In
January, Scotland mill was set run
ning and it is being doubled, so that
this practically means the third mill
for Laurinburg this year. Scotland
mill was organized last July, and its
stock is now worth 150. The nejw mill
has not been named; some haw pro
posed the name of -"The Thistle," the
national flower of (Scotland.
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JUDGE DOSSEY BATTLE.
Died Yesterday Morning at His Home in
Rocky Mount, N. C, After an Ill
ness of Two Weeks.
Judge Dossey Battle, of the East
ern District Circuit Criminal Court,
died yesterday morning at 7:40 o'clock
at his home at Rocky Mount, N. C, af
ter a two week's illness with la grippe
and heart complications.
The news came early yesterday
morning in the nature cf a private tel
egram to a friend in the city and it
was received with unfeigned sorrow
by a wide circle of Judge Battle's
friends and acquaintances here. He
had been appointed to hold court in
this city March 12th, but th8 term had
to be continued on account of his
sickness, which was . announced in
these columns at the time Later,
it was reported that Judge
Battle was doing well and onthe road
to a rapid recovery. His friends were
gratified to learn of bis improvement
and the announcement of his death
yesterday morning came as a sur
prise to all.
Judge Battle was well and favorably
known in Wilmington. In his earlier
life he was engaged in the newspaper
business at Tarboro and laterwas en
gaged here on the reportorial staff of
the Messenger and for a short time on
the Morning STAR.After leaving
Wilmington Judge Battle entered into
practice of the legal profession and
for some time' travelled in the interest
of the Keeley Institute. He was a
versatile writer, a fluent speaker and
an able lawyer. He presided with
ability and dignity as a judge of the
court and was very popular over his
Deceased was about 60 years of age,
and leaves a sorrowing wife and sev
eral children, all of whom have the
sincere sympathy of many friends.
The Eastern District comprises the
counties of Mecklenburg, New Han
over, Edgecombe, Robeson, Halifax,
Cumberland, Craven, Nash, Warren,
Wilson and Northampton, and the
position which Judge Battle held was
one of responsibility. His term would
have expired one year from April.
His funeral will be held with Ma
sonic honors thisafternoon at 4 o'clock
from his residence at Rocky Mount.
Of Establishment of Odd Fellowship in
America Will Be Celebrated by tbe
The four subordinate lodges are al
ready making preparations for tbe
celebration of the eighty-first anni
versary of Odd Fellowship in Amer
ica, which occurs on the 26th of
The order in Wilmington is com
posed of four lodges Cape Fear No.
2, Orion No. 67, Wilmington No. 139
and Hanover No. 145, together with
Letitia Lodge No. 3, Daughters of Re
bekah, the ladies' branch of the or
der, and Campbell Encampment No.
1, all of which are active and enthusi
astic and which have a membership
of upwards of 750, with a steady in
The anniversary celebrations in past
years have always been elaborate and
enjoyable. At the meetings of the
several , lodges this week an orator
will be chosen for the occasion, and
a joint committee from all the lodges
will be selected to arrange a musical
programme and make preparations for
the spread of an elegant repast, which
is alwaya-a feature of such lodge func
tions. Several of the lodges, it is un
derstood, have already named their
committees, and when the list is com
plete active work will be begun.
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FIRE AT SPRINQflOPE.
Tobacco Stemmery Burned Loss Esti
mated at $15,900 Small Insurance.
A Residence Damaxed by Fire.
I Special Star Correspondence.'
SpeInghoPe. N. C, March 26.
One of the largest fires occurred here
Saturday at 5.15 P. M , that has been
witnessed in a number of years. The
tobacco stemmery run by Messrs.
Chamberlain & Woodard, took fire in
the dry room and was beyond control
in a few minutes. While seventeen
tierces of tobacco were rolled out and
saved, the loss, estimated by Mr. Frank
Chamberlain, is about $13,000, par
tially covered by insurance.
Mr. W. A. Carter also had about
$200 worth of tobacco in the same
building, with no insurance.
The building was insured for $2,000
and owned by the business men of
Springhope. The building cannot be
replaced for less than $3,600.
About half an hour before the stem
mery took fire an alarm was given
that Mr. Oliver May's residence was
on fire. At least a hundred people
rushed to the scene and put out the
flames in a short while. This fire took
place in a room occupied by Mr. Car
ver and family, a tobacconist. The
fire burst through the floor, ceiling and
a large hole in the weather boarding.
More damage was caused from carry
ing out furniture than from the fire.
Majority of Brunswick Delegates
Instructed to Vote for Ire
dell Meares, Esq.
THE CONVENTION YESTERDAY
Large Gathering at Lockwood's Folly
Three Oat of Four Delegates Are
Against Morton Aycock and
. Waddell Endorsed.
Wilm'ngton's delegation which at
tended the Brunswick county con
vention at Lockwood's Folly, yester
day, returned last night.
Much interest was manifested in the
meeting, as tfpon the occasion it was
known that tbe Brunswick Democrats
would take final action upon the State
Senatorial question, "which has become
quite interesting, as between Capt.
George L. Morton, who was nomi
nated at the New Hanover Democratic
primaries last Thursday, and Mr.
Iredell. Meares, who is also a candidate
before the convention. The action of
the convention is best told i a the fol
lowing special telegram, which was
received last night from the Stab's
special correspondent atSouthport:
Socthfoet, N. C, March 28 The
Brunswick County Democratic Con
vention met at Lockwood's Folly to
day for the purpose of electing dele
gates to the SMe Convention, also the
District Senatorial Convention, com
posed of Brunswick and New Hanover.
Of the four delegates to the Sena
torial Convention three were in
structed to vote for Iredell Meares and
one for George L. Morton, both of New
The delegates to the State Conven
tion were instructed to vote for
Charles B. Aycock for Governor, and
to vote fof an endorsement of Hon.
A. MWaddell, of New Hanover, for
the United States 8enate.
There was a very large gathering at
he convention and everything passed
Both Mr. Meares and Capt. Morton
addressed the convention and set
forth, their respective claims. Mr.
Meares contended that according to
the State plan of organization the two
counties comprising the tenth district
had in hand the nomination of a can
didate; that each candidate bad a right
to representation in the convention in
proportion to the vote as received in
the primaries. He further set forth
his claims as embodied in a letter
addressed to Brunswick Democrats,
which was published several days ago
in these columns.
Capt. Morton, in his speech to the
convention, contended that he was
the regular nominee of the Demo
cratic party in New Hanover county,
as was evidenced by the result of the
primaries held last Thursday, and that
as tnis was tne year, according to a
Hanover to name the candidate, that
he was entitled to the endorsement of
the convention. ''
The naming of delegates to the Sen
atorial Convention to be held here
was then entered into with the result
as given in the special telegram print
Brunswick is entitled to a represen
tation of 16 votes 1 in the Senatorial
convention, which will be called to
meet here later and New Hanover
county is entitled to a representation
of 45. According to the instruction
given the Brunswick delegation, there
fore, Mr. Meares will have 12 votes of
their number and Mr. Morton 4. The
total vote of this convention is 61 and
it is therefore apparent that 31 votes is
required to give a majority for
either candidate. The contest will
now shift "to New Hanover, and it
will be a question as to which of the
candidates will receive enough of the
strength accorded New Hanover . to
make his majority certain.
A friend of Capt Morton, who re
turned last night, stated that while
there was a large crowd in attendance
upon the Brunswick convention, there
were two townships Waccamaw and
Northwest which were not repre
sented at all.
FORT CASWELL SEA WALL.f
Secretary of War Asks an Appropriation
tor Its Protection. -
Special Star Telegram.
Washington, D. C, March 27.
The Secretary of War to-day submit
ted to Congress a second communica
tion relative to the condition of the sea
wall at Fort Caswell, N. C. He asks
that an appropriation for the protec
tion of the wall bejmade at once, as the
storm tides have damaged the same
greatly and if nothing, is done the wall
may become a total loss.
Representative Thomas returned to
the Capitol this morning.
The Court of Claims to day submit
ted findings of facts in the case of the
estate of Jacob Uoggle, Cherokee
county, N. C, for supplies seized by
the Union army during the civil war,
and recommended that Congress ap
propriate and pay to claimants $105.
The condition of Mr. James
W. Monroe was somewhat improved
the food supplies warmth
and strength ; without it the
digestion, the muscles, the
nerves and the brain are
weak, and general debility
follows. But fat is hard to d i
gest and is disliked by many.
supplies the fat in a form
pleasant to take and easy
to digest. It strengthens the
nerves and muscles, invig
orates mind and body, and
builds up the entire system.
50c. ana n.oo, ail araggisis,
SCOTT & BOWNE, OhwnisU, Nw York.
SCROFULA AND ITS
QUART 1 BOTTLES. j
L MOST WONDERFUL CUBE.
A Orand Old Ladv GlTea ExDricnca.
Mrs. Thankful Orilla Hurd lives in
Livingston Co.; Mich. This venerable and highly respected lady was bora la
the year 1812, the year of the great war, in Hebron, I Washington Qp., New
York. She came to Michigan in 1840, the year of "Tippecanoe and Tyler
too." All her faculties ae excellently preserved, and possessing a very re
tentive memory, her mind is full of interesting reminiscences of ber early
life, of tbe early days of tbe 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 maaifold recollections are more mar
velous and worthy of attention than are her experiences in the use of
JOHNSTON'S) SARSAPARILLA. Mrs. Hurd inherited a tendency and pre
disposition to scrofula, that terribly destructive blood taint which has cursed
and is cursing the lives of thousands and marking thousands more as vic
tims of the death angeL Transmitted from generation to generation. It Is
found in neary every famny 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 tbe lungs It may be
and often is, the prime cause of consumption. f '
Speaking of her case, Mrs. Hurd "ays: "I was troubled for many years
with a bad skin disease. My arms ana limbs would break out in & 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, r
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 bottle, 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. Ton can be sure I kept on taking it. I took a great
many bottles. 1 But I steadily Improved until I became entirely well. All the
sores healed up, all 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'
smce then, and I firmly believe that' JOHNSTON'S SARSAPARILLA is the
greatest Wood 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 than sixty, and she repeated several times, "I believe mr
life was saved by JOHNSTON'S SARSAPARILLA." j
H.X73r COMPAWT, DSffTXtOXT,
For sale by
THE CRIMINAL COURT
Judgeship Made Vacant by Death
of Judge Battle Tendered
to Chas. A. Cook.
HE HAS NOT YET ACCEPTED.
Blackwell Durham Tobacco Company Suit.
Major Gnthrie's Answer Filed In tbe
U. S. Circait Conrt-ContentioB
of Defendant Company.
Special Star Telegram. !
Raleiqh, N. C, March 28. Gov,
Russell has offered the Judgeship of
the Eastern Criminal Court district,
made vacant by the death of Judge
Dossey Battle, to Chas. A. Cook, of
Warr&nton. He telegraphed for Mr.
Cool this morning immediately after
the hews of Judge Battle's death was
received, and Mr. Cook arrived here
this afternoon, but has not yet an
nounced his acceptance of the appoint
ment. No formal tender will be made
of it unless he agrees in advance to ac
The answer of Major Wm. A Guth
rie to day in the Blackwell Durham
Tobacco Company suit, was filed to
day in the United States Circuit Court.
This is the suit; it will be remembered,
brought by officers, directors and em
ployes of the American Tobacco Com
pany, who are also large stockholders
in the Blackwell Company, to have a
receiver appointed for the Blackwell
Company and close up its . business.
The suit is brought against the Black
well Durham Tobacco Company, and
the minority stockholders in it, and is
based on an interview given out by
Maj. Guthrie, j one of the minority
stockholders, in which he declared his
intention to ask the Legislature to re
peal the charter of the Blackwell Com
pany, on the: ground that it was a
trust. As soon as the interview ap
peared the president, vice president,
secretary, treasurer and several direc
tors and employes of the American
Tobacco Company, went before Judge
Simonton at Charleston and asked that
a receiver be appointed. The petition
was granted, and P.' S. Hill, secretary
of the American Tobacco Company,
was named as temporary receiver, and
April 17th, at Charleston, was fixed
for hearing argument as to whether
the appointment of a receiver should
be made permanent.
In the papers filed to-day Major
Guthrie makes answer only for him
self, and bases bis defence on the fol
lowing grounds : First, that the court
has no jurisdiction; second, that if it
had jurisdiction, it ought not to
grant the relief, for the reason
that plaintiffs! have come into court
actuated by: an improper and
illegal purpose on their part, to
merge the Blackwell Durham To
bacco Company with the American
Tobacco Company, in order to create
a monopoly in the smoking tobacco
business, in violation of tbe constitu
tion of North Carolina, and contrary
to the geniua of a free State; third,
that the Blackwell Durham Tobacco
Company being a solvent goin? cor
poration, chartered under the laws of
North Carolina, the only competent
authority to. repeal the charter, dis
solve the corporation and wind up its
affairs is vested in the General Assem
bly of North Carolina,, under article
eight, section! 1 of the State constitu
Married ia WflmiagtOBs
The Fayetteville Observer says:
"The wife of Walter Cotton, who was
lynched at Emporia at noon Saturday,
is a well known colored woman living
in this city. , They were married in
Wilmington several years ago, but
have not lived together for some time.
Cotton, while under sentence of
death at Portsmouth, Va., made his
escape several! months ago and since
then committed a number of murders,
Brave men Pall
Victims to stomach, liver and kind
ney troubles as well as women, and all
feel the results in loss of appetite,
poisons in the blood, backache, ner
vousness headache and tired lisiiaee
rundown feeling. But there's no
need to feel like that. Listen to J. W.
Gardner, Idaville, Ind. He says
'Electric Bitters are just the thing for
a man when ! he is all run down, and
don't care whether he lives or dies. It
did more to give me new strength and
good appetite than anything I could
take. I can I now eat anything and
have a new lease on. life." Only 50
cents, at R. B. Bellamy's drug store.
Every bottle guaranteed. f
theVJjeautiful! vlllaee of BrlhtM
HERBKKT L ENTRESS. Druegkt,
I I Wilmington, N C.
WASHINGTON NEWS BUDGET.
Senate Officers and Emplojes Express
Regard for Qcb. W. R. Cox Rep-
Special Star Telegram.)
Washington, D. C, March 28
The officers! and employes of the
Senate held a meeting to day for the
purpose of expressing their feelibg of
high personal regard for Gen. V. R.
Cox, of North Carolina, ihe former
secretary of the Senate. AppropriMn'
resolutions were adopted which will ba'
communicated 10 mm at an ear w
The President has appointed Herbert
Lloyd postmaster at Chapel Hill, N C.
Representative Kitchin yesterday
called on Speaker Henderson atid
asked him to reconsider, so as to bring
up the Senate bill making appropria
tions for monuments for Generals Nash
and Davidson. Speaker Henderst n
said he could not do so at this session,
owing to the many similar bills.
Representative Kitchin to-day re
quested thej director of the 'tensus
bureau to put J. P. Clendenite, of
Graham, Nj C, who has teen ap
pointed to a position in the bureau, to
work at an early date.
The North Carolina delegation to
day heard with regret the announce
ment of thej death last night at Balti
more of Congressman Kuttz's daugh
ter, Mary "'Troy, ho recently uuder
went an operation for appendicitis
. C. A. SECRETARY.
Woman's Auxiliary Planolng to Give Him
a Reception Monday Evening
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the-Y. M.
C. A., under whose auspices thfe re
ception will be given Monday night to
the new general secretar?; Mr. W. W.
Turner, of Chattanooga. Tenn , is ar
ranging to afford him a royal welcome.
Mr. Turner is expected in the .city
some time this week, but the formal
reception wiill not be given until the
Mrs. A. J Howell, Jr. who is pres
ident of the auxiliary, has announced
the following committees for the oc
Reception Committee Mrs. C. C.
Covington (chairman), Mrs. A. D.
McClure, Mrs. B. P. Hall, Mrs. M. S.
Avv.11 oauLUCUb JU11J UJ iiicc ill I 0. A
Pearsall, Mrs R. W. Hicks, Mrs. W.
J. Crosswell, Mrs. W. H, Howell, Miss
Blanche Fentrees. ;
Decoration Committee Miss Clam
Belle Woodward, (chairman), Mrs.
H. H. 8mith. Miss M Smith, Mrs. J.
J. Hopkins, I Mrs. G. D, Bernheim,
Miss Van Dyke, Miss Hancock.
Music Committee Mrs. John
Prank, Mrs.jW. L. Latta.
It is hoped to have State Secretary
A. G. Knebel present at the reception
and Mr. W. L, Latta is corresponding
with him with this end in view.
RIcbmoBd People Here.
Quite a number of witnesses before
the Master's hearing in the U 3.
Cours room here are parties interested
in the several cotton mills in Rich
mond county. Among those who are
here are Cameron Morrison, Esq., at
torney for the Pee Dee Mills, of Rock -ingham;
the R berdel Manufacturing
QFKoberdel:. .and tbe
Steele Mill, n
r Rockingham ; Messrs.
R. A. Johnsi
, G. P. Entwistle, H D.
L. G. Everett, and Rid
MacRae, of Laurinburg.
State Senator J. A. Brown, of Chad
bourn, was jin the city yesterday, re
turning to his home in the afternoon.
He says that politics is beginning to
"warm up" in Columbus and they are
promised an interesting convention at
Whiteville Saturday. The Star has
on frequent occasions referred to tbe
remarkable! solidity of Columbus on
the Amendment question.
Drying reparations pimply de
velop dry caiarrb ; they dry up the
secretions which adhere to the mem
brane and decompose, causing a far
more serious trouble than the ordina
ry form of catarrh. Ayoid all drying
inhalants and use that which cleanses,
soothes and heals. Ely's Cream Balm is
such a remedy and will cure catarrh
or cold in the head easily and pleas
antly. All druggist sell it at 50 cents
or it will be mailed by Ely Brothers,
56 Warren St, N. Y. t
Brs the ) no rd Yoa Have Always Bought