n fi 1
: t v 1 writes
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The fond mother dreams great dreams
of baby's future as she holds the sleeping
little one in her arms. Bui the dreams
- will never come true unless she has
given him a strong body and a healthy
- mind. Children die in hosts, or live to
struggle through life feebje of body and
dull of mind because the mother was
unfit physically and mentally for moth
erhood. Women who we Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription eadow their chil
dren tvith strong bodies and bright minds.
It is every mother's duty to give her
child the advantages of a healthy body
and mind. A weak or sickly woman
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July laat J had
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since I got up. I was not only surprised myself
but all of my friends here are surprised to see
tie so well."
Pellets cure biliousness.
LINES TO A CHILD.
ROBERT BURNS WILSON.
. Dear little face
With placid brow and clear, uplift
And prattling lips that speak no evil
h things, .-.
Acfd dimpline smiles, free of fair
Unschooled to ape the dreary world's
Sweet imager of cloudless inncence!
The tenderest flower of Nature's fash
ioning, .A dewy rose amidst the wilderness,
. Amidst the desert a clear welling
So is thy undissembling loveliness,
Dear little face ,
I : -
Dear little hand.
How sweet it is to feel against my
The touch of this soft palm, which
The taint of soul-destroying gold
Here Nature's seal of trustfulness is
Even as her loving touch tho lily
With stainless purity even as she
The golden flame upon the daffodil,
And heaven's clear blue upon the
May her best gifts be for thy clasping
, Dear little hand!
Dear little heart,
The never harbored any ill intent,
That knows no bitterness, nor doubt,
But only young life's nestling won
And strange,Zew joys, admidat thy
Unfledged emotions and affections
"Veiled by the unlived years, thy
field; but there
The sowing for thy harvest hath
When thou shalt reap and bind,
may no despair r
Rise from that ground betwixt thee
and the sun,
" Dear little heart !
The first clash of innocence
with guilt is a memorable crisis in one's
life. Sat urday Review. -
-r- Christ awakened the world's
thought, and it has never slept since.
f W. p. Howard, D.D.
"Consecrate tho morning's
strength and God will be with you in
the evening's weariness."
No sadder proof can be given
by a man of his own littleness than
disbelief in great men. Thomas Car
lyle. ' . .
It is a pity thSt' some people
cannot see that they cin be firm and
uncompromising without abusing
those who differ from them.
There is no use of living if our
lives do not help other lives. They
must help other lives if in themselves
is the power of God. Philip Brooks.
We sometimes talk about a
minister who can draw men to his
ministry. It is men who draw men.
Let the men of the congregation
awake. Rev. H. E. Foss.
As Christians let ns'persuade
men to accept all the institutions of the
Church, to keep the Lord's Day as
the Lord desired. As Christian citizens
let us seek divine miidance as to what
we should force men to do. Rev. A.
. The church should be a school
of ethics and not a board of pardons.
It should be a society for the promo
tion of religious enthusiasm in favor
of morality and manhood and not an
insurance office issuing policies against
the everlasting fires. Rev. David
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lOOKPOATMe I K NONEGCNUINft
TO UNITED STATES
To Use Influence to Prevent the
Landing of British Troops
in Yangtse Valley.
U. S. WILL NOT INTERFERE.
Japan Will Make No Opposition lo the
Proposed Landing - Russia's Action
in Regard to Its Minister io
Pekln a Ores! Surprise.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star. f
Washington, August ll.-It is
stated officially to-night that this gov
ernment will piy no attention what
ever to the latest appeal from China
transmitted in the form of a memorial
from the Southern viceroys, begging
the United States to use its influence
against the landing of, British troops
in the Yangtse valley. This memorial
was transmitted to the State Depart
ment this morning- by the Chinese
Minister Wu. It urged upon this gov
ernment the serious consequences that
would follow the landing of a British
force at Shanghai and represented that
the preparations already had induced
a panic among the resident Chinese
and would paralyze commercial ac
tivity in that part of the empire almost
as much as a formal declaration of war
by Great Britain. This government
decided, however, that not only would
it be entirely out of its province to in
terfere with the British programme in
China, which was being carried for
ward by Admiral Seymour on the
ground with the full knowledge of
local conditions, but in view of China's
iresent recalcitrant attitude and the
ack, up to date, of an acknowledge
ment of our latest demand con
cerning the safety of our minis
ter, the United States was not in
clined to shoulder any office in
the troubles with Oreat Britain
or any of the other powers. Conse
quently, the appeal of the viceroys
will be ignored. It is possible that
the communication fr jm Minister Wu
may be turned over to the British gov
ernment for its information, on the
general friendly principle that has
been adopted by the powers of keeping
each other informed of the various
developments in the situation. Even
(his ctn hnwpvpr has nnt been de
cided on yet, and will be left to the
judgment of the President
No Opposition by Japan.
Tn enrnioptinn with thn Ttrnnosfid
landing of Admiral Seymour's force,
it may be said that the report of Ja-
non'a finnositinn tn this mnvft is with
out arm nflfiial rnnf! rmatinn here.
The Japanese minister, in general con'
yersation, when the subject was nrst
broached, said that he had no infor
mation of any protest having been en
tered by Japan. What developments
snhsAmiAnt events micrht hrinc it was
, -- --'O 1
-1 1 . . T i 1
impossiDie ior mm io say. ii may ue
said, however, aside from Minister
Taknhira's statement, that .Tnnnn has
up to date displayed ' no jealousy of
Great Britain in the Chinese campaign.
Japan herself, it has been announced
semi-officiallv. has no colonial ambi
Incidentally it may be said that the
cordial relations between Japan and
the United States, aside from her parti
cipation in the British and American
advance on Feitsang, has been shown
in her reply to the State Department's
advices concerning our last note to
China. This note was transmitted for
information to Japan as well as the
other powers interested and the
Japanese government promptly
acknowledged its receipt and indi
cated its friendly approval of the
stand taken by the United States.
While -this acknowledgement was a
mere official courtesy. Japan is the
ouly one of the powers so far to give
formal expression of its concurrence
in the action of the United States.
Surprise at Russia's Action.
The action of the Russian govern
ment in authorizing M. de Giers to
start from Pekin for Tien Tein under
escort, cause no little concern and
much surprise in official circles here.
as diameticallv onnosed to the course
of the other governments, although
there is no disposition to question the
faith which has inspired it. The of
ficials say its only enect is to leave
M. de Giers to act independently and
upon his own discretion. If he de
termines to leave Pekin with a Chinese
guard and succeeds in getting through
to Tien Thin, it at least will be demon
strated that this course is less hazard
ous than has been supposed. The pos
ition of the United States is unchanged,
lowbtw, m uecuning fro enieriam ine
idea of allowing Minister Conger to
leave under Chinese escort.
The official information from the
seat of war made public by this govern
ment to day was a dispatch from Con
sul McWade at Canton, communicat
ing an additional message vfom Min
ister Conger to the State Department,
and a very brief dispatch from Ad
miral Kemey repeating some informa
tion from General Chaffee on the oper
ations at Yang Tsun.
The Laet from Conger.
Washington, August 11. The fol
lowing dispatch from Minister Conger
was made public this the morning by
"Canton, August U, 1900.- Secretary
of State, Washington. Conger, date
August 10, Tsi Nan, answering my
message, says that the legations are
under seige by the imperial soldiery.
The situation is desperate. The loss
of the legations is sixty killed and
about 100 wounded. There is sick
ness, nevertheless the general health
continues good. He concludes, what
ever may be the outcome we' will hold
It is believed that the date assigned
this dispatch consul refers to the file
date when the message left Tsi Nan
and does not fix the time when it left
Uncertainty As to Date.
In the opinion of the State Depart
ment the value of the Conger message
is considerably reduced by the uncer
tainty as td its date. . The date of Au
gust 10th, at Tsi Nan, certainly indi
cates that the dispatch of the message
from Pekin could not have been less
than three or four days earlier. Tsi
Nan is a large town on the Shanghai
road, about 225 miles south of Pekin.
It certainly would have had to
travel by courier all the way to
Shanghai, and have been re
transmitted from that , point to
have reached McWade at Canton. The
information it contains is identical
with the State department's message of
August 6th, and the only cheering
feature is his plucky concluding- sen
"Whatever may be the outcome, we
will hold on indefinitely." C
Admiral Bemey's dispatch is as fol
Chaffee Reports Losses.
Washington, August 11. The fol
lowing cablegram has been received
at the Navy Department from Admi
ral Kemey j
gust 7. Chaffee telegraphs froto the
front: un ine six m. laog xsun oc
cupied. Casualties about sixty In m
command; two marines wounu
Many prostrated by heat and fatigue.
Next move unknown. General com
manding English at front telegraphs:
"March from Pei Tsang nine miles
toward Yang Tsun when formed from,
(for) attack with the Americans on the
right, Russians on the left. After a
rapid advance of three miles under
hot rifle and shell fire; our troops car
ried the first linevof defence. Casual
ties about fifty killed or died from sun
stroke. 8igned - "Remey."
. The chief interest in the Chaffee dis
patch is the indication that the
American command was in the thick
of the fight at the capture of the im
portant town of Yang Tsun, but the
reference to deaths from sunstroke in
dicates that the international forces
are undergoing terrible privations
from the tropical weather along the
The Russian Minister at Pekio.
St. Petersburg, August 11. The
Official Messenger to-day publishes the
"The Foreign Office received a tele
gram to-day direct from M. de Giers,
the Russian minister at the Chinese
capital, from Pekin. The dispatch
was evidently taken by special courier
to Tsi Nan, from the capital of Than
Tung, and was thence telegraphed Au
gust 7 by the local yamen. M. de
Giers announced that the seige of the
legation continues, the besieged still
having some provisions left. The Chi
nese government proposes to transmit
the ministers' messages and that they
leave Pekin. As the ministers had not
sufficient guarantee they replied that
they must receive the permission of
their governments before leaving the
The Messenger then announces that
the Czar's approval has been given for
M. de Giers to start for Tien Tsi a with
his entire staff and the marine guard,
on condition that the existing govern
ment at Pekin and the Emperor afford
them sure guarantee that the journey
can be undertaken without danger.
At the same time M. de Giers is in
structed to call attention to the heavy
responsibility the Chinese government
will incur should there be the slight
est infraction of the .inviolability of
the persons accompanying him to Tien
Ureat Britain's Explanation.
London, August 11. A special dis
patch from Shanghai, dated Friday,
August 10, says the British 'consul gen
eral, replying to protests of Chinese
merchants against the landing of
troops, explains that this is merely a
precautionary measure due to the fact
that the disturbances north are spread
ing and coming daily nearer to Shang
hai. He also says Kiang Su is already
in a state of revolt and that at Ta
Tung there has been serious rioting,
the telegraph station being burned.
"OUR PACIFIC POSSESSIONS."
Gen. Joe Wheeler's Address at the Uni
versity of Chicago A Strong; Plea
for a Standing Army.
Br Telegraph to the Hornine star.
Chicago, August 11. Gen. Joseph
Wheelermade a strong plea for the
standing army in his convocation ad
dress at the University of Chicago yes
terday. Be declared that the only
security for peace was to be always
prepared for war. At the close of the
address, General Wheeler was cheered
by the students, many of whom are
from the Southern States; and when
the University band struck up "Dixie,"
the enthusiasm reached a high pitch.
General Wheeler s topic was Our
Pacific Possessions." He briefly traced
the historv and development of the
islands recently acquired by the United
States and gave the results of his own
observation as to the resources and
possibilities of our new dependencies.
He said the destiny of the human race
was to be guided in the future largely
by the government of the United
"I was glad to learn," said General
Wheeler, "that there are gentlemen
here studying with a view of perma
nently exercising their profession as'
teachers in the islands of the Pacific.
"They will find there bright, anx
ious pupils. There is much in the peo -pie
of the Pacific islands to be com
mended. "My observations among these peo
ple and those of China forcibly im
pressed upon me the importance in all
institutions of learninglof a full measure
of effort for installing a spirit of chiv
airy and patriotic devotion. It was to
keep that spirit fresh and strong that
Alabama enacted the law that the
national flag should float over everv
school house in the 8tate.
"The enjoyment of peace is a blessed
boon to humanity, but the historv of
the world from its earliest periods
teaches that the only security for peace
is to be always prepared and ready
to engage in war. That nation whose
people are ready to respond to a call to
arms with men and resources for any
emergency is the one that shall most
certainly be able to avoid the desola
tion and horrors of war. It matters
little how great its wealth, its excel
lence in literature and science and art
a nation unprepared and indisposed
to battle in its defence forfeits the re
spect of the world.
"We are now a great world Dower.
the destiny of the human race is in the
future to be largely guided by the in-
nuence exerted by this government.
This should be impressed upon the ris
ing generation, and the memory of the
flag of our vcountry floating over the
school house, and songs breathing
patriotic devotion within its walls,
should be indelibly connected with the
nrst impressions of the youth of our
A NEW LIQHTSHIP
To Be Placed on the Shoals Off Cape
By Telegraph to the Morning star.
Norfolk, Va., August 11. Notice
has been given that on or about Sep
tember first, light vessel No. 69 will
be placed on Diamond Shoal station,
about six and three quarters miles east
southeast from the easterly point of
the outer Diamond shoal and about
fifteen miles southwest from Cape
Hatterast lighthouse, and light vessel
No. 71, now marking that station, will
be withdrawn. Light vessel No. 69
will show lights and sound a fog
signal having the same characteris
tics as that of the latter" vessel, and
her general appearance will be the
same as No. 71. .
His Assets, "Yassir," said
the colored citizen, with a wave of his
hand toward the cabin, "I's done
broke. I reckon I's whut dey calls a
'bankrup'.'y "What are your assets?"
"Lemtne see. Dar's me an' de three
boys, an' " "You misunderstand;
your assets are what you have hopes
of realizing money on." "Jat's what
i s gettin' to. My
but fo' votes an' a
assets ain' nuffn'
7 "What you want in your cam
paign," said the man who gives advice
freely, "is some good public speakers."
"No, sir," answered Senator Sorghum.
"We've got to have orators, of course,
for the sake of appearance; but every
body knows nowadays much of the ef
fective work is done on the quiet, man
to man. What we want is some good
private speakers." Washington Star.
GERMAN VIEW OF THE
SITUATION IN CHINA,
Advance Upon Pekln With Present
Forces Opposition to the Apparent
Designs of Great Britain.
Special Berlin Letter, Copyrighted 1900 by the
Associated Press. 1
Berlin, August 11. The belief still
prevails here that the allied forces
have not undertaken the Pekin ad
vance, and that the recent actions at
Peitsang and Yang Tsun. were solely
mf ant to secure the strategic tenure of
Tien Tsin against the Chinese troops
sent from Pekin or from the south, as
Yang Tsun dominates both' railroad
and river communication. The mili
tary authorities here also maintain that
an advance upon Pekin with the pres
ent forces, and lacking an officer in
chief command, would be equivalent
to failure and enormous losses. The
Foreign Office wholly distrusts the re
liability of the news that Li Hung
Chang has been empowered to nego
tiate for peace, and the German press
coincides in that view.
The news received here that the
United States is satisfied with the ap
pointment of Field Marshal Count Von
Waldersee to the chief command of
the allied forces has created deep satis
faction, as, for a time, it was feared the
United States might with Great Britain
object, thus frustrating military har
The news cabled here that the
United States is now desirous of bring
ing about a clear diplomatic under
standing regarding the intended extent
of the expedition is received by the
Foreign Office favorably, since the
aims of the United States, viz., the re
establishment of order, the awarding
of damages to Americans for injury,
and guarantees against recurrence of
similar events, tally precisely, so the
Foreign Office declares, with the
German programme. It is here sur
mised, however, that such diplomatic
negotiations will not meet the appro
bation of Great Britain and Russia,
whose enormous sacrifices in men and
money owing to the Chinese troubles
seem indeed worth some equivalents.
Regarding Great Britain's apparent de
signs upon the Yangtse Valley, par
ticularly Shanghai, Germany will not
allow their realization, and in this
France supports Germany and, ft is
hoped here, the United States will also
do so, since such action contravenes
the open-door policy. Germany, be
fore long, will have a good sized
force ' in Shanghai to check
mate single-handed the British
schemes there. The correspondent of
the Associated Press hears that a brig
ade of five thousand men is now mov
ing and will proceed to Shanghai for
that purpose and to protect German
commercial interests in the Yangtse
valley, notably at Shanghai and
The German press comment anent
the present situation is varied. The
Ldkal Anzeiger deems it probable that
Field Marshal Von Waldersee will not
be bedded in roses in China, owing
partly to the manifest lack of harmony
among the powers, even at this early
stage, and it believes before long quar
rels will arise between Russia and Ja
pan, France and Great Britain, and
the United States and Germany. It
points out that the main differences
between the powers are "not of a mili
tary, but a commercial character."
DECIDED TO REJECT.
All Bids for Armor Plate Turned Down
by the Navy Department Another
Chance for the Bidders.
By Telegraph to the Horning 8 tar.
Washington, August 11. The
Navy Department this afternoon de
cided to reject all bids for armor7 plate
presented to the department yesterday.
It is stated at the department that this
does not mean that the alternative
plan of erecting a government armor
plate factory will be adopted, although
the Secretary of the Navy has at his
disposal $4,000,000 with which to start
such a plant in case satisfactory terms
cannot be made with private manufac
turers. It iB stated to day that new
advertisements will be issued as speed
ily as possible and the contractors will
be given another chance to put their
bids in such shape as will be accept
able to the government.
The reason assigned for the rejec
tion of bids is the demand from all the
bidders for too large a proportion of
the entire amount of armor plate. The
lowest bidder, the Mid vale Steel Com
pany, was not satisfied to accept less
than 20,000 tons of the 36,000 tons to
be contracted Tor. At the rate of de
livery proposed by the Midvale com
pany the government could not have
gotten its armor to complete the ships
now in course of construction within
a reasonable time.
The other two bidders, the Bethle
hem and Carnegie companies, were
much higher in their figures, and in
sisted on having the whole amount of
armor divided between them on equal
The action of the government in
promptly rejecting the bids is taken to
indicate a determination to bring the
contractors to reasonable terms. On
the other hand it is said by some of the
officials in the department that the
government probably will be willing
to make considerable concessions be
fore adopting the serious alternative of
establishing a plant of its own.
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MiBtress ''If 1 say anything
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other!" Maid "I can't help it that I
ha e t wo ears 1 Unsere Qesellschaft.
"It is highly interesting to
straighten up my desk."
"Yes; I find so many things and
lose many others." Chicago Record.
The Reason: Askington
"Why don't you get married, old fel
low ? Is it because you cannot afford
it?" Borrowby (frankly) "No: it's
because the girl's father can't afford
Those Idiotic Questions The
Starer Were you always this little?
The Dwarf Lord Bless you, no. I was
an eight foot giant till the panic of '73
hit me. I ain't never recovered. In
"When, it comes to hunting for
souls," remarked the first heathen,
"most of these missionaries are birds."
"So they are," replied the other;
"they're regular birds of pray."
Worse Still She How dread
ful it would be if one were suddenly
to find one's self in the clutches of a
sharK. He It wouldn't worry me; I
once borrowed money from a philan
thropist. Brooklyn Life.
"Gibson is the most careful
man I ever met" "Indeed!" "Yes.
The evening he was married he re
quested his best man to carry the ring,
and then asked him for a receipt for
it." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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MULLETS, new catch.
Best Cream Cheese,
Martin's Gilt Edge Butter,
Bagging and Ties.
A GESERAL LIKE OF CASS GOODS IN
DEMAND AT THIS SEASON.
Sole agents for
BOB BOY FLOUR.,
HcMIR "ft PEARS ALL.
sen in t' j
The careful purchaser of
Hardware, wholesale or retail.
Inquiring after the best stock
ana Lowest prices consistent
with quality. In the sreneral
Hardware line, cannot poslsoly
make a mistake by taking a
look over oar stock, which
Embraces Everything in the
General Hardware line.
We have a number of season
able specialties just now that
iuviu) your inspection neiore
purchases are made elsewhere.
U W. MURCHISON & CO.,
tt Orton Building.
At antic I ational Bank
I K K H K V SKI
UU11IU JJUUJJIU U1U II1UU X
COUNT VON WALDERSEE.
All the Powers Approve Appointment to
Command Allied Forces.
By Cable to the Morning Star.
Berlin, August 11. Great Britain,
the United States and Japan have now
approved the appointment of Field
Marshal Count Yon Waldersee as com
mander in-chief of the allied forces in
China; the United States and Japan
unreservedly and Great Britain condi
tionally on all the other powers agree
in? to the annointment- This condi
tion has practically been fulfilled.
The Kolnische Zeitung, at Cologne,
is authority for the statement that the
Mikado has wired Emperor William,
expressing a willingness to place the
Japanese troops under the command
of Count Von Waldersee.
Small Russian Successes.
St. Petersburg. August 11.- Offi
cial dispatches report further small
Kusaian successes on the Siberian iron
tier. The Chinese have evacuated the
country round Kharbin as far as Sinte
nempe, Asnekoand Uhulantenen. -ine
capture of Kharbin was -very timely,
the situation being still grave, as ow
ing to the repeated attacks which had
to be repelled there was danger of the
ammunition very soon becoming ex
hausted. General Sakhar ordered the
fortifications of Kharbin destroyed.
Berlin, August 1L, A Tien Tsin
dispatch, dated August 7th, received
here to day, says that after the capture
of Pei tsang the German, Austrian and
Italian forces returned to Tien Tsin.
COMPARATIVE COTTON STATEMENT
For the Week Ending Friday, August
- By Telearaph to the Morning Star
Nhsw York, August 10. The fol
lowing is the comparative cotton
statement for the week ending Aug.
1900. . 1899.
Net receipts at all
TJ. Sports during
the week 4,411 8,100
Total receipts to
s this date 6,495,376 8,319,465
Exports for week. . 36,510 19,452
Total exports to
date 5,723,607 7,120,948
Stock in all U. S.
ports. 98,513 304,703
btock at all interior
towns.... 39,598 215,662
Stock in Liverpool,- 315,000 1,016,000
American afloat for
Great Britain ... 50,000 12,000
The weekly bank statement shows
the following changes: Surplus re
serve, decrease $1,018,925: loans, in
crease $4,348,300; specie, . increase
$443,400; legal tenders, decrease
$730,600; deposits, increase $2,926,
800; circulation, increase $765,600.
The banks now hold $28,125,950 in
excess of the requirements of the 25
per cent rule.
Beautifol Woman and a
Handsome Horse appeal to every
Pn'h are better for the use of, and may be
kept free from illness, by
'This Liniment is the best antiseptic known.
It positively kills disease germs. It cures
Rheumatism, Cramp and Colic. Used gen.
erally :r. the stable with good results, where
other liniments fail. In the family in prefer,
ence to any known liniment on the market,
externally or internally. Every bottle is war
ranted. ... .
Family size, as cents.
Horse size. 50 cents and $1.00.
Send us your orders.
904 ana 206 North Water street.
feb 11 tf
WHOLESALE GROCERS AND
16 & 18 North later Streets
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Virginia Water Ground Heal.
Flour Patent, Straight and C ear
in barrels and bags.
LarO, Boap, Lye. f
A FULL LINE OF TOBACCO, J
CIGARS AND CIGARETTES,
Salt in 100 lb, 125 lb and 00 lb bags.
Cakes and Crackers of alt kinds.
Candy In baskets and boxes.
- sardines. Molasses, Cheese.
WfauM Paper, Twine,
Bap Nails, at c
jy 95 U
WE CAN FIT YOU
IN THESE MOST
It yon should mies your
fit now, we can tit yon
in the next lot.
Duttenho'ers the same
Call soon. Ladles, and get vour sizes.
All Light, Bummer Goods Must Go, and all
broken lots are -being
Closed out at and in many
instances Below Cost.
Thelreaeon why we are selling these goods
so low Is, that we contemplate making a
slight change In onr business, and we wish to
turn a large portion ol our large stock of
Into money. Now la the time! Bnv vonr
Shoes of us and save money i
MERCER & EVANS,
SAME OLD PLACE.
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ting the Stomachs andBoweis of
ness and Rest.Contai'ns neither
buttSet' iti CarianattSmilf-'
AnerfectRemedv for Constipa
tion, Sour Stomach.Diarrhoea,
ness andLoss of Sleep.
TacSimlle Signature of
ah Hew is aw
exact copy or wrappeb.
Honey deposited with us Is In the
at any time without notice. Call
Oar next Interest Quarter begins
bearing interest from that date.
The Wilmington Savings & Trust Co.
J. W. NORWOOD, President. II, WALTERS, Vice President.
' C. K. TAYLOR, Jr., Caabler. ' au2tf
Monday Morning Aug. 1 3th
Brings forth the glad tidings of a Great Slaughter Sale of tfnmmer Goodi at ;
Gaylord's Branch Store, Fourth and, Campbell streets
12Xc Figured Lawns
10c Figured Dimities
10; Black and White Polka Dot Lawns
100 Yellow and White Polka Dot Lawns
IOj Plain White Lawcs ,..
8c Plain White Lawns
at algreatly reduced price, Don t forget onr Shoe and Slipper stock The
Best in the city. Onr Summer goods must go, and if you won't buy them,
then we must give them to you. They ltlut Go. Call early: we will hi
pleased to show you through our stock.
at GAYLORD'S Branch Store.
J. R. BOVl, manager.
au 12 tf .
The best Advertising I can do
is to be continually selling goods cheap.
I am all the time on the war path with high prices. The
ready money levels up lots of uneven places and gives you the goods you
want to fill your memorandum with at jour own price. I will gie you a
Ladies' nice Buckle Slipper at 43c a pair. My 90c Slippers now! at 70c.
My line of 1.25 Ladies' Slippers at 9Sc a pair. I have 12 pair of fine
best Patent Leather Slippers, I sold at $2.39 a pair, now at $1.5(U I have
120 pairs of Ladies Fine Hand Sewed Button Shoes in narrow lasts A B
C and D Shoes sold from $2.00 to $3.00t now your choice at $1.25 a pair.
Sixty-five pairs Ladies' Pine Dongola Shoes, with solid soles and counters,
patent tip and common sense, at $1.00 pair, extra value. We have four
styles Ladies' Fine Slippers made by Baring Bros , Cincinnati, the latest
and newest styles, worth $1.75, for $1.50. Our $2.25 Slippers we sell for
$1.90; $2,00 Slippers for $1.75.5 These Slippers are new and fresh goods
and every pair warranted by factory to give satisfaction.
We have about 5,000 yards Summer Lawns and Piques in white
and all colors that we must close out before we move. Our best 10c
Piques are now 8e per yard. 124c Stripe Piques now 10c. White Welts
for Ladies' Skirts that were sold close for 18c are now 15c. 500 yards
Chinese Silks in red, garnet, navy and black, regular 50c values, now 28c.
Two pieces Navy Blue Silk with white polka dots, worth 50c, now 33c.
Two styles Ladies' Dress Silks, extra quality, 2G inches wide, cheap, at
50c, how 39c per yard. White Corded Silk at 32c per yard.
We have all the new shades and up-to-date styles In now Golf Hat.
in gray and Bummer colors, from 60c to $3.75. Narrow Velvet Blbbon at 19c
bunch. We have all the widths in Velvet Ribbon.
We are sole agents for Aycock Hate, and are having a special sale of
them. We have them at 75c, 11.00, 11.50 and 13.25. We have 40 . dozen Good
Spectacles to sell at 5c per pair; Five hundred boxes Paper and Envelopes at
5c per box. Five hundred pounds Writing Paper at 10a pound, l.foo cakes
sweet roap. Turkish Bath and Tar 8oap for 18c dozen; on Saturday lc rer
cake. The best lCc Suspenders In. the world. Richly worth i5o; while thev
Belt for 12e. Fifty dozen Shoe Solas
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Two hundred yards very fine Black Organdie, worth 25c per yard
wholesale, my price 18c per yard.- White Bed Spreads from 50c up.
Best quality Hemmed Sheets, 81 by 9I inches, for 60c each. We have a
big stock Men's and Ladies' Bathing Jfuits to close out.
To move goods you must put a lever behind them, and the driving
wheel of trade is a combination of big values and low prices. -
We serve others and will be glad to serve you. Come and help us
unload our stock. We've got to move into our new building, and we had
much rather move money than goods. '
Wilmington's Big Racket Store on Front street, opposite Tho Orton.
GEORGE 0. GAYLORD, Proprietor.
25 Brrel8 New Catch Mullets.
g00 Rolls Bagging.
1 500 Bandles T,es
'20 Bsles SnKar BagB-
5 000 Basnels Texas B p Oats.
2000 Basne,s Mlxed Oats.
'500 Bnshel8 Va- Water Ground Heal.
Spirit Barrels, Hoop Iron, and car-loads of
GET OUR PRICES.
D. L; GORE CO.,
anotf Wilmington. N, O.
New Catch Mullets,
Bagging and Ties.
Salt, Ruit Proof Oati, Molasiet.
We solicit orders for above season
able goods, we are In a position to
handle your orders promptly and
correctly. Correspondence Invited.
HALL & PEARSALL,
WHOLESALE GROCERS. '
For Infants and Children.
The; Kind You Have
TH C CCNTAUR COMPANY, NEW OI CITY.
HEN seeking an investment one should
consider security nrst, rate second.
The Wilmington Savings & Trust Co.,
wan assets o- neany une minion mil
iars, guarantees absolute security to its .
depositors, and pays interest at rate of 4 per
cent, per annum on all amounts of 15.03 and
over remaining a full Interest quarter or
nature of a demand loan, as it can be drawn
by the bank for further particulars.
September 1st. Money deposited now will begin
aoc Plain White Lawns.........
25c Silk Finish Blacfc Organdifes.
25c Plain White Organdies I OL
12$c iSolid Navy Blue Laca Striped Q
Summer Corsets ,
All kinds of Ladlfa Rallnra. Kh.ii.l
I Ribbons, Flower, -
Corner Poortb and fampbell Streets.
Bell iPhont 5 57.
night until 9 o'clock.
all samples, a 25q Ladies'
at 10c a pair. Forty-eiarnt Dairs Laca Cnr-"
Lace Curtain for 11. CO a pair.
IOOO Roll 2 pound Bagging.
1 100 Bandies Arrow Ties.
880 Bags Shoten rente.
640 Bags 100 Salt.
318 Bags 110 Salt.
480 Baga 180 Salt.
1 SO Bags Table Salt.
600 Kegs Nails.
. 60 Cases Leaven Powders, r
110 Cases P. & M. Powder, v
120 Pockets Rice.
46 Barrels Riee. -ASK
W. B. COOPER,
Bears the L
Signature JJ i)
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