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I Editor And FropnotOT.
Wilmington n. c.
Friday, - - Novembkb 16, 1900
WHERE IS THE NEED OP SUB
SIDIES? " Hon. Mark Hanna says (and he
probably knows) that the ship sub
sidy bill will receive the attention ot
Congress the coming session. This
is one of the bills in which Mr.
Hanna says he is about as much, in
terested as he is in any. The prob
abilities are that it would have
passed at the last session, but the
leaders didn't think it would be
good politics to whack on an extra
9,000,000 a year for twenty years or
more, in addition to the taxation the
people have to bear for the Philip
pine business; but having gotten
through and elected their man, and
had the3e policies practically en
dorsed by the people who voted for
McKinley, they, .have become em
boldened and now feel safe in pushing
the ship subsidy scheme, and almost
any other scheme tney may case
into their heads. They doubtless
iiad somo understanding that this
bill was to be permitted to re3t until
after the election when it would be
taken up and put through.
It may be noted, too, that this
scheme was never referred to by any
of the Republican speakers or or
gans doing the recent campaign be
cause they did . not know exactly
how it would take, but that there
was an understanding that it would
be put through in the event of Re
publican success there is little doubt.
Whether that was the case or not it
seems to be understood now that
the bill will be passed, for that is
the information given to some of
the Republican papers, one of which
is the Boston JOmmercial Bulletin,
a commercial pa-
per, is also a
from which we
clip the following
"There is every reason for the belief
that an investment of capital in ocean
transportation of freight will prove a
most lucrative venture during the
next few years and there is also reason
to hope that much more American cap
ital than ever before sought this em
ployment will be put into ocean going
steamships. We understand from thbse
competent to speak that a shipping bill
-will be passed at the coming short ses
sion of Congress which will establish
. the merchant marine of the United
States at once upon a firm basis, and
following that event it will only be a
matter of a short time when, as a na
lion, we can no longer be reproached
with the fact that only 8 per cent, of
,our exports by sea are carried in
American vessels and only 2Xpercent.
of our traffic with Europe.
"In 1861, according to a local au
thority on shipping who has lately
written a public letter on tbis subj ct,
our tonnage in tbe foreign trade
amounted to 2 643,000 tons, while now
we hav i of registered vessels about
800,000 tons, but one-half of these are
adapted to the over ocean world's
commerce, not one tenth of them the
- latest type of steamships which the
foreigners are building and using in
"The stocks of the English and for
eign steamship companies that handle
our carrying trade are prime invest
ments in their home countries, paying
excellent dividends and selling at con
siderable premiums. There is no rea
son why tbe American public should
not invest its money in American
hips and keep at home the profits now
accruing to foreigners through their
control of the merchant marine.
v "To quote again from the authority
noticed above, it requires 4,200,000
tons register of vessels constantly em
ployed in our own commerce to serve
ourselves. If our merchants and in
vestors could buy abroad 1,000,000
tons ar 2,000,000 tons register, and
then build a like amount in this coun
try, we should acquire in a few years
2,000,000, 3,000,000 or 4,000,000 tons
and resume our former rank second to
Great Britain as a maritime nation,
and the shipbuildiog industry would
be greatly enlarged.
, "That there is business enough for
so large a tonnage may doubted in
some quarters, but a few facts furnish
ed by our local situation may throw
some light upon the matter. There
are now regularly engaged in the Bos
ton Europeon service steamships
aggregating about 300,000 tons, capa
ble of carrying 2,000.000 odd tons of
ocean -freight annually. 'The loeal
railroads handling this export business
claim that they could bring to Boston
two or three times as much business
- yearly if there were only steamships
enough running here to take care of it.
The tonnage of the port has been in
creased 100,000 tons since-January 1,
1900, an yet cargo space has been at a
premium nearly all the time.
"Dsspite the fact that the tonnage
now engaged in this business is greater
than ever, before in the commercial
history of Boston, it is very evident
that there is not enough shipping to
handle the export trade that could be
brought here by the local railroads
Of the 1,800 000 tons of freight sent
across the ocean last year, the Fitch
burg road alone carried 1,115 827 tons
and this year the Maine-Fitchburg
combination is handling an average of
100,000 tons per month, while its
freight managers tell us that they
ought to carry during 1901 at least
150,000 toDS ot export freight ner
month. There a e besides two other
-large railroad systems whose Western
connections are such that with any
encouragement irom Bieamsnip com
panies tney could turn into
Boston from 100. 000 to 150,000
ions or export business each month.
"ine railroad officials of Boston as
. sert positively that the foreign trade of
tms port is hampered at this time bv
the lack of steamships and tbe lack of
interest shown by American andEosr
. lish steamship owners in realizing the
possibilities of the port. The railroad
and dock facilities are such that 400,
000 tons of export freight could be
Handled monthly if there were ships
in which to take it across tbe Atlantic.
That difficulty promises to be remedied
- to a large extent in another rear or so.
This month a new European line starts
regular service between here and
Copenhagen, one. of the established
lines will put four boats on in Decem
ber, others are to add to their fleets
next year, while local capitalists will,
by the end of 1901, have the nucleus
of a fleet in commission which it is
to be hoped will be the forerunner of
many similar enterprises. The carrv
' ing of the American foreign commerce
daring the next two years ought to
revert to the American people, and
that commerce is growing at a rate
which makes the control of its trans
portation an extremely profitable prop
The writer of the above editorial
I uatlerslands from those, who are
"P'competent to speak" that a ship
subsidy bill will bo passed at the
coming session of Congress and we
have no doubt that he got his in
formation straight. This article
was written ana puDiisnea to
trengthen the interest taken in that
bill and to f justify its passage and
yet taken as a whole it is a strong
and a conclusive argument against a
One of the reasons assigned by
the subsidy advocates for the decline
of American shipping is that there
was such a demand for capital in
other channels of enterprise which
paid better that there wa's no induce
ment to invest it in ships. Whether
there was any truth in that or not,
our Boston contemporary says there
is reason to believe that capital can
find profitable investment in
ocean transportation now, ana
that more capital ' will go into
ocean steamships within the next
few years than .ever before. Why ?
Because it is thought that the in
vestment will prove lucrative. If it
is thought that the. investment will
prove lucrative, and that our trans
portation business will 'give profita
ble employment to the vessels that
are built, where is the necessity of a
subsidy to encourage the building ?
Why make the ship owners a bonus
of $.9,000,000 a year when they are
making -money out of the business
without any "bonus ? If the object
of this bonus be fcto encourage the
establishment of an American mer
chant marine, and not simply to pay
a premium to American ship build
ers, why not authorize American
capitalists who may wish to put
money into ocean traffic to buy the
ships they want where they can get
them the cheapest and quickest?
What does it matter to our shippers
whether the ship which carries their
freight or them is built in this coun
try or in someUther country, pro
vided she be owned . in this country
and the money spent for carrying
freights or passengers be kept in
this country instead of going abroad
to be put into foreign coffers?
It seems to us that when it is ad
mitted that our capitalists will find
investment in the shipping business
ucrative the last prop is knocked
rom under the subsidy scheme for the
contention of its advocates has been
that our ship owners would need
help for some years to , build ships
to compete with foreign ship build
ers, and to run them in competition
with foreign ship owners. If it will
pay them they can both , build and
run ships in spite of foreign compe
tition, and the subsidy will be noth-
ng more nor less than a gratuity
whose proper name would be steal.
WHICH IS CIVILIZED?
The Chinese Boxers have been
a enounced as savages for their bar
barous treatment of the mission
aries and other "ioreign devils
who fell into their hands doing the
recent uprising, and they were very
properly denounced, for in their
savage ferocity they acted more like
demons than human- beings; but
with the exception of the refine
ment of cruelty some of the so-
called Christian powers are rival
ing the Boxers in brutality and
savagery. The published accounts
of the promiscuous slaughter of
men, women and children, com
batants and non-combatants, by the
Russians and by the Germans are
almost too horrible for belief and
would not be believed if they were
not well substantiated bv Euro
peans who have been witnesses to
what they tell. Think of thous
ands of human beings, men. wo
men and children, shot down like
wild game or driven by the thous
ands into the rivers to drown and
form floating rafts or islands of de
caying flesh and bones, as told in
the press dispatch published in the
And yet Russia is a "Christian"
nation, where nearly every daily act
is begun and ended with a prayer,
with an invocation for the blessing
of God. Other nations have in
dulged in excesses of savagery, but
none approaches Russia, which
looms up.in barbarity above them
all. To the credit of our nation, we
cannot be charged with brutal mur
der of the innocents, Although we
are not free from the charge of plun
dering. When order is restored in that
land of the yellow man, these "Chris
tian" nations which have been set
ting the heathen such an example'of
brotherly love and forbearance will
be sending missionaries to enlighten
the heathen, " and brine them into
tbe Christian fold, and what will
the heathen think when he remem
bers the record of blood and ven
geance, of fire and slaughter some of
these Christian nations have made
in that heathen land ?
oince March 4, 1789, to July 30,
1900, this Government has expended
on account of its Indian wards $368,-
358,217, which doesn't include what
was Bpent in shooting them, or, as
the phrase goes now, "benevolently
There is more Catarrh In thta Bectlon of the
country than all other diseases put together.
ana until the last lew yers was supposed to be
Incurable. For a great many years doctors pro-nounct-d
It a localdlse&ee. and Drescrlbed local
remedies, and by constantly falling to cure with
muni fcreatuieu. pronounced n uiuuraoie.
Science has proven catarrh to be a constitu
tional disease, and then fore requires constitu
tional treatment. Hairs catarrh cure, manu
factored by F J. Cheney A Co., Toledo, Ohio, Is
the onlV Constitution Al nnrnnn t.hA mftrVt. Tt.
Is taken Internally in doees from 10 drops to a
teaspoonfuL It acts directly on the tl"od and
mucous surfaces of the system. They offer one
nnnarea aonars ior any cat-e It falls to cure,
Bend for circulars actd testimonials
Aaarees J. chunky & CO.. Toledo, O,
Bold by Druggists, 76c,
HalTS Family Plus
are the beet.
THEY WANT 106,000 MES. k
The war managers in Washington f
are getting things in shape to pro- !
vide themselves with the army they ,
want, which movement will now be
pushed right along since they feel
that they have been endorsed by the
recent election, and that a big army
will be all right, as there will be need
for mo3t of it in the Philippines for
some time to come. The following
press dispatch to the New York fiun
from Washington throws some light
on the movement as it is now pro
gressing: "In response to requests from the
War Department the general officers
of the army in the Philippines have
submitted estimates as to the number
of men that will be required in the
archipelago for the next year or so,
and in each case the officer says that
the forces should not be reduced, as
even with the guerrilla bands now
forming the so-called insurgent army
it will be necessary to retain a large
number of men for prudential rea
sons until order has been thoroughly
established. These estimates have
given the military authorities their
cue as to the recommendations to be
submitted to Congress at its coming
session in regard to the size of the mili
tary establishment. While Secretary
Root has not determined the exact
character of his recommendations, it
is the understanding among those so
situated as to have knowledge on the
subject that the War Department will
favor the 'formation of an army of
about 106,000 men. The desire is to
have this number in the permanent
establishment and to do away with the
present volunteer army of 50,000,
which by the provisions of tbe act of
Congress creating it must be mustered
out on or before June 30, 1901.
"Lieut -Gen. Miles has prepared a
plan for the organization of a regular
army on the basis of one man for each
1,000 population, thus providing a
force of 76,000, the figures of the
census taken this year being used. In
order, however, to provide for a suf
ficient number of artillery men 4o per
mit one daily relief on the coast de
fence fortifications, he favors the en
listment of an additional 9,000 men,
thus making a regular force of 85.000,
or thirty regiments of infantrytwelve
regiments of cavalry, and corps of
artillery. This plan is not favored by
the War Department proper, although
no defiaite conclusion as to the size of
the army to be recommended has been
"Every assistance has been promised
Gen. Mac Arthur by the Government
in suppressing the Tagal insurrection,
and as he believes that all his present
force is necessary to that end any sug
gestion that the army be reduced will
probably be opposed strongly by the
Administration. In telegraphing Gen.
Mac Arthur in effect that 'the President
expects you to bring the insurrection
to a successful termination' the Secre
tary of War said also that no orders
interfering with . Gen. MacArthur's
plan of campaign would be sent from
Washington, and it is therefore appa
rent that the Executive Government
will support Gen. Mac Arthur in his
desire to retain a large force of men."
Heretofore they talked about
100,000 men; they have already got
the number up to 106,000, and if
they don't think that enough they
will add at their pleasure.
But the interesting part of this
I announcement is that in reference
to the Philippines, which we were
assured would throw up the sponge
and ask for mercy as soon as it was
known that McKinley was elected.
But there isn't any sponge in sight
yet, nor is there any indication of
any. The election of McKinley
doesn't seem to have had the slight
est efiect in changing the views of
the fighting Filipinos.
Night Sweats, loss of appetite,
weak and impoverished blood, colds,
a grippe and general weakness are
frequent results of malaria. Roberts'
asteless (JHILL Tonio eliminates the
malaria, purifies your blood, restores
jrour appetite and tones up your liver.
25c per bottle. Insist on having Rob
erts'. No other "as good." R. R.
Bellamy. Jos C. Shepabd, Jr., and
Hicks bunting. t
Roger Bacon, the friar, who lived
in the thirteenth century took - an
occasional peep into the future, and
among other things predicted that
machines wonld be constructed with
which ships could be propelled with
greater speed than with a garrison
of rowers, and would be guided by
one pilot, that carriages would be
propelled with incredible speed
without the aid of any animal, and
that we would have machines, which
by means of wings would enable us
to soar and fly in the air like birds.
The old gentleman was getting close
to the 8 teams hip, railway, automo
bile and air ship.
BUmarcb.'a Iron Nerve
Was the result of his splendid
health. Indomitable will and tremen
dous energy are not found where
Stomach, Liver, Kidneys and
Bowels are out of order. If you want
these qualities and the success they
brine, use Dr. Kine's New Liife Fills.
They develop ever power of brain and
body. UnlvZ5c at K. K. Bellamy's
drug store. f
THE COTTON SITUATION.
WlLMIITGTON, N. C., NOV. 14.
Editor Star: From the best in
formation I can get the crop in this
country will be 10,500,000 bales.
Some of our local merchants think
it will reach 11,000,000 bales. The
Indian and Egyptian crops will be
larger than last year. I must think
cotton on our market will go to
cents before it goes to 10 cents; cot
ton at 9 to 9i cents a pound is too
high to hold. We have seen it as
low as 4 cents only a few years ago;
and that when tne crops were no
larger than they are now.
We talk about Wall street specula
tors. Who speculate on cotton more
than some of our farmers and mer
chants in this section? Don't try to
make all yourself; let the other fel
lowt make a little. I think we had
better sell now; if not all, at least
Jbalf we now have. Let well enough
alone. There are good prices. 1
our farmers will sell now they will
be in a better condition on an aver
age than they have been in twenty
years. Be satisfied. All we can use
in this world is what we eat ana
wear, and that is about all of it.
Respectfully, D. L. Gore.
WILL FINISH TO-DAY.
Hearing in Railway Tax Assess
ment Cases at Wilmington
Nearing an End.
TWENTY WITNESSES HEARD.
They Testified as to the Usual Process
of Undervaluation in Tbeir Several
Counties Court Will Convene
at 9.30 This Morning.
Twenty witnesses were examined in
the railway tax assessment cases be
fore Standing Master Shepherd's court
yesierdej. The hearing began
promptly at 10 o'clock and continued
until 6 P. M., with the exception of a
recess for dinner, lasting from 2:30 to
15 o'clock in the Afternoon. Messrs.
Rountrce, Price and Burton were tbe
attorneys present for the railroads and
CoL Hinsdale was in attendance
for the Corporation Commission.
The witnesses for the most part were
from New Hanover," Brunswick,
Bladen, Carteret, Beaufort, Robeson,
Columbus, Greece and Craven coun
ties. Mr. Cbarles Harding, deputy reeis-
terofdedsof Beaufort county, and
the first witness for the day, thought
that rea estate in his county was usu
ally assessed for taxation at about
two-thirds ofits valuation. Being
cross examined by Col. Hinsdale he
admitted that bis knowledge for the
greater part was confined to his own
Mr. J. N. Buie, register of deeds of
Robeson county, in his direct testi
mony, made t radically the same
statement as that on the direct exam
ination cf Mr. Harding. On cross ex
amination be admitted that his knowl
edge was of about one-half of the
ands in his county.
Mr. A. E. White, also of Robeson
county, testified to an average valua -
tion of lands of from one-half to. two
thirds of tbeir true value. Cross ex
amined, he stated that he based the
information furnished on the valua-.
tion cf his own lands and tracts adja
Mr. C. P. Dey, of Carteret county,
thought that the under valuation of
ands in the town of Beaufort and
adjacent territory was about one-third.
He stated on cross examination that
he thought there was no uniform rule
of undervaluation of land; that per
sonal property was usually assessed at
very near its true value.
Mr. 3. A. Edmunds, Clerk of tbe
Superior Court of Robeson county,
thought that the valuation in his terri
tory averaged from 50 to 75 per cent.
The cros? examination developed
about the same facts as to the extent
of hi knowledge as to the matter in
Mr. S. A. L. Johnson, of Abbotts-
burg, Bladen county, thought the tax
valuation of lands in Bladen was
from 50 to 60 per cent, but restricted,
on cross examination, his knowledge
to his own lands and a few adjoining
tracts which had come under his ob
servation. Mr. Abner Nash, of Robeson
county, estimated the average valua
tion of lands at 50 per cent, in his
section, basing' jmross examination,
his evidence upon tracts which he had
investigated in his vicinity and a few
in the town of Lumberton.
Mr. W. M. Webb, of Carteret
county, thought the average under
valuation in his section was about 33
per cent, but on cross examination
confined his statements to Morehead
Mr. C. E. Smith, an assessor in
Columbus county for the year 1899,
thought the tax valuation. there about
two-thirds. He was subjected to the
same cross examination as to extent of
his knowledge with the usual result.
Mr. J. P. Williamson, also of Co
lumbus, testified to the same material
Mr. J. P. Morton, of Carteret,
thought the undervaluation was about
one third but on cross examination
stated that it was the usual custom to
assess lands at about what they would
bring at forced sale after usual adver
Mr. A. S Willis, sheriff of Carteret,
testified to about the same undervalua
tion. Chairman Geo. W. Suggs, of the
board of county commissioners of
Greene, and Register of Deeds C. A.
Lassiter, of the same county, placed
the undervaluation at the one-third
but stated that there was no uniform
rule but simply an average of values.
M. C. Guthrie, Esq., chairman of
the Board of County Commissioners
of Brunswick some time ago, placed
the assessment there at from 60 to 75
per cent, of actual value. He said
there was no uniform rule of under
valuation, but that an equitable aver
age was made. He. confined his state
ments on cross examination to values
of land in his township.
Mr. F. P. Tharp, tax assessor in
Brunswick county last year, thought
that property was usually valued at
from 60 to 75 per cent of its true
value, with the exception of personal
effects. His actual knowledge was
confined to the bounds of the province
in which he worked and he stated on
. . ...
cross examination tnat tnere was no
uniform rule of undervaluation.
Mr. H. W. Malloy, president of the
Navassa Guano Company, testified as
to the market value of stock in that
enterprise. Mr. W. H, Sprunt testi
fied to similar values and amount of
stock in the Champion Compress Com
Mr. C. N. Williams, of Brunswick
county, testified to a two-thirds valua
tion with about the same develop
ments on cross examination as to his
actual knowledge, etc. (
mr. i. uiuusnoer, oi XJraven
county, testified to a tax valuation of
fifty per cent and gave a numberW
Instances in which undervaluation wae
at a greater rate in his county. On
cross examination he gave insUncecr
iauus ubcmm ueai cr tueir Irue Value.
His testimony was construed by the
State to snow lack of a uniform rule
Mr. H. B. Lane, also of Craven, and
an assessor in 1899, said that in his
township he made it a rule to iwt at
veMj five prreni of actual valii.
but tW rule wgs not in all -sss ob
served. .. -
There was testimony by a number
Of witnesses on the point of true valua
tion of personal property, and 'a large
percentage of them were understood
by State's counsel to testify in tbe main
that there was no uniform rule' of un
The hearing this morning will be
resumed at 9.30 o'clock, a little earlier
than usual, in order that the work
may be finished by this evening. Wit
nesses from New Hanover, it is
learned, will occupy a greater portion
of the time of the court to-day.
$500 REWARD OFFERED
By the A. C. L. for the Capture of Erastns
Tart, Who Wrecked the Passenger
Train at Hope Mills.
General Manager J. R. Kenly, of
the Atlantic Coast Line, who returned
ast evening from the scene of the
fearful wreck which occurred at Hope
Mills Saturday on the A. C. L , a full
account of which appeared in Sun
day's Stab, stated to a reporter last
night that from what could be learned
from people in the vicinity of Hope
Mills, the crime of placing an
obstruction upon the track is
laid at the door of Erastus
Tart, a young white man about 17
years of age, who had been working
in one of the factories at Hope Mills
about two weeks. Two hours after
the terrible wreck had occurred, Tart
went to his boarding house and told
George Lovett, with whom he boarded,
that he committed the crime and after
the confession left immediately. Tart
moved to Hope Mills from his home
The railroad authorities have
offered a reward of $500 for
his capture and evidence to
convici, and a full description of him
has been sent to the sheriffs of all the
counties Mr. Kenly said that every
possible effort will be used to appre
hend the fiendish rascal. He also
said that the authorities were unable
to ascertain the man's motive to wreck
the train beyond malicious deviltry.
Engineer Frank McGowan, who was
so badly hurt in the wreck, died of
his injuries 3 o'clock Sunday morning
and his remains were sent to his home
at Florence. The mail clerk Sale,
and tbe colored fireman Bockington,
who also received injuries, are im
Oar Greatest Speciality .
For twenty years Dr. J. Newton
Hathaway has so successfully treated
chronic diseases that he is acknow-
edged to day to stand at the head of
his profession in this line. His exclu
sive method of treatment for Varicocle
and Stricture without the aid of knife
or cautory cures in 90 per cent of all
cases. In the treatment of Loss of Vi
tal Forces, Nervous Disorder, Kidney
and Urinary Complaints, Paralysis,
Blood Poisoning, Rheumatism, Catarrh
and Diseases peculiar to wemen, he is
equally successful. Cases pronounced
hopeless by other physicians, readily
yield to his treatment Write him to
day fully about your case. He makes
no charge for consultation or advice,
eitner at nis omce oi by man.
J. Newton Hathaway, M. D.,
221 South Broad St, Atlanta, Ga.
DEATH OP MR. GEORGE FAIS0N.
Well Known and Popular Shoe Salesman
of Wilmington Died at Warsaw.
Mr. George Faison, one of the best
known shoe salesmen in the city and
highly ,esteemed young man, died
Sunday night at his home in Warsaw,
whither he went a little more than a
month ago with hopes of recuperating
from a severe attack of typhoid fever.
Mr. Faison since' October 1st had
been employed as salesman at the shoe
store of Mr. W. C. YonGlahn on
8outh Front street and for four
years prior to that time he had been
with Messrs. Mercer & Evans, the
well known Princess street firm. In
disposition the deceased young man
was kind and obliging and was possess
ed of a genial and obliging nature.
He has many friends in this city and
section of country, who will hear with
regret the news of his untimely de
mise. Mr. Faison was a son of the late Prof.
Solomon Faison, of Sampson county,
a well known educator just after
the war. The deceased was in
the 23rd year of his age and
is survived by two sisters and two
brothers. Mi ses Nellie and Eliza
fl'aison and Messrs. John and James
Faison. all of Samnson countv. Be
sides these he has a large and influen
tial family connection all over Eastern
North Carolina. The bereaved ones
have the sincetest sympathy of a wide
circle of friends.
Cleanses the System
Gently and Effectually
when bilious or costive.
resents In the most acceptable farm
the Jaratire principles of plants
An own to act most ' eieficialy;
TO GET ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS
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for sale by druggists - price SO per battle.
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Pale, thin, weak, run-down, i
low spirits, no appetite.
Rosy and plump, fair
strength, with pleasure in work,
get hungry three times a day,
and tike good food.
Which of these two pictures
is yours ?
There are ways to either
condition. Skip the first,. for
nobody wants to be in it, If
in it, the way to the second is
Scott's emulsion of cod-liver
oil, with proper attention to
course of life.
We'lljend you a little to try if you like.
SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Pearl street, New York,
THE NEWBERN FAIR.
Parade Through Principal Streets Open
Ing Address by Hon. P. M. Simmons.
Fine Racing Events To-day.
Special Star Telegram. .
Newbern, N. C November 13.
The Newbern Fair was opened to-day
with favorable conditions prevailing.
A long procession of prominent visi
tors and citizens in carriages and fair
marshals on horseback paraded some
oi iub principal birneis ui vuo tuwu sou
assembled at the fair grounds with a
large crowd to hear the opening ad
dress delivered by Hon. F. M. Sim
mons. . 1.1 : i , X i
He was introduced by. S. M. Brin-
son. Esq., and made a splendid speecb,
near the close of which be referred to
the staunch friendship shown for him
self by the people of this and adjoin
ing counties in the recent primary.
Several hundreds of his friends met
him upon his arrival here last night.
He is the guest of Mr. C. E. Foy.
Newbern, N. C, November 14.
The floral parade given here this
morning by the young ladies of the
city proved to be the most beautiful
and gorgeous thing of the kind ever
held in Newbern. The prizes were
awarded as follows: First, Mrs. S.
L. Dill, Jr. ; second. Miss Neta Hol
ton; third, Mrs. EL. W. Simpson;
fourth. Miss Rebecca Street; fifth,
Miss Annie Green ; sixth, Miss Bessie
Hyman. The prize for the best deco
rated buckboard was given to Miss
Stella Roberts. The prize for the best
decorated child's chariot, drawn by a
goat, was awarded to little Miss Mace.
The military ball will be held
Thursday night. The weather and
attendance to day were record break
ers. Col. Waddell May Speak.
Hon. A. M. Waddell yesterday re
ceived copies of the official programme
of the Southern Industrial Conven
tion, which assembles this year at
New Orleans on December 4th to 9 th,
inclusive. At the evening session of
the opening day Col. Waddell is on
the programme with Hon. Carter Har
rison, mayor of Chicago, and Hon.
Sidney Story, of New Orleans, for a
discussion of "The Nicaragua Canal."
CoL Waddell is undecided yet as to
whether or not he will attend. Any
business men who desire to go will be
appointed delegates by a conference
with CoL Waddell, who has the ap
pointments for this section. Promi
nent men from all parts of the coun
try will be in attendance, the best of
speakers, including many of the finest
orators of North and South. It will
be strictly an industrial meeting, as its
motto -suggests: "The Development
of the South Means the Enrichment of
the Nation. Business; no Politics; no
To accommodate those who are
partial to the use of atomizers in ap
plying liquids into the naval passages
for catarrhal troubles, the proprietors
prepare Ely's Liquid Cream Balm.
Price, including the spraying tube, is
75 cents. Druggists or by mail. The
liquid embodies the medicinal proper
ties of the solid preparation; Cream
Balm is quickly absorbed by the mem
brane and does not dry up the secre
tions, but changes them to a natural
and healthy character. Ely Brothers,
56 Warren street, New York. t
Probably Drowned Himself.
Ezra Tart, to whom suspicion
strongly points and circumstances
positively declare as tbe wrecner of
the Coast Line train at Hope Mills last
week, has probably carried out his
threat to drown himself according to
an item in Tuesday's Fayetteville
Observer. He has not yet been capr
tured, so the Observer is informed,
and it is believed by many that he
jumped in the pond which is within a
few hu dred yards of the scene of the
disaster. Brockington, the colored
fireman who was hurt in the wreck,
will recover and has been sent to his
home at Florence.
NEQRO KILLED AT SPRING HOPE.
Attempted to Jnmp on Moving Train and
Lost His Footing Amputation.
Special Star Correspondence.
Spring Hope, N.C., Nov. 12. Ash
ley Woodard, colored, was killed by
the shifting train here Saturday at 4.45
o'clock P. M., both of his legs having
been mashed off just below the knee.
Doctors Brantley and Edwards ampu
tated both legs about 6. SO o'clock. He
attempted to jump on a box car while
the train was in motion and missed his
footing and fell under the trucks. He
also received internal injuries.
IS Saved lata lie-.
P. A. Danforth, of LaGrange, Ga.,
suffered intensely for six months with
a frightful running sore on his leg,
but writes that Bucklen's Arnica Salve
wholly cured it in ten days. For
Ulcers, Wounds, Burns, Boils, Pain or
Piles it's the best salve in the world.
Cure guaranteed. Only 25c Sold
by R R Bellamy, druggist. f
! IMPRESSIVE HOME WEDDING.
Marriage of Miss Olivia A. Fitls and Mr.
. R W. Wallace at the Residence of
the Bride's Father.
The marriage of Miss Olivia Alice
Fitts, daughter of Capt. F. M. Fitts,
and Mr. Robert W. Wallace was sol
emnized yesterday evening at 6 o'clock
at the residence of the bride's father,
No. 2 Postoffice avenue, with impres
siveness. It was a quiet home wed
ding on account of a recent sad be
reavement in the family, but it was
impressive and beautiful. The parlors
were tastily and attractively decorated
in palms and chrysanthemums, and
the soft lights shedding their rays in
tenderness throughout the apartments
made the scene lovely beyond descrip
tion The ceremony was performed
by Rev. J. N. Cole, of Grace Meth
odist Church, and pastor of the bride,
in the presence of the immediate rela
tives and a few intimate friends of the
contracting parties. The twain en
tered the parlor and stood before the
minister, who pronounced the words
that made them one.
The bride looked beautiful and wore
a becoming! dress of white silk with
trimmings of white chiffon and satin
ribbons She carried a lovely bouquet
of bride's roses and maiden hair ferns.
The bride received many handsome
After receiving hearty congratula
tions and best wishes of their friends
the bride and groom left on the A C.
L. north bound train at 17 o'clock for
an extended bridal tour to New York
and other Northern cities.
Tbe bride is a very charming and
beautiful young lady and has many
friends in Wilmington. Mr. Wallace
is one of Wilmington's most popular
young business men and is the clever
and genial proprietor of The Ortoa.
The popular couple have the best
wishes of a wide circle of friends not
only in Wilmington but throughout
the State. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace will
be at home at The Orton after Decem
AN IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE.
To make it apparent to thousands,
who think themselves ill, that they are
not afflicted with any disease, but that
the system simply needscleansing.is to
bring comfort home to their-hearts, as
a costive condition is easily cured by
usinjr Syrup of Figs. Manufactured
by the California Fig Syrup Co. only,
and sold by all druggists.
Huge Bahama Potato.
Brunswick county has long held the
blue riboa for the largest and finest
sweetest potatoes In the State, but it
was reserved for Mr. Samuel Bell, of
Shallotte, to break the record with the
largest one in the world, perhaps.
He had on exhibition at the office of
Messrs. Stone, Rourk & Co. yesterday
a huge Bahama which weighed 7i
pounds and which measured in cir
cumference 211 inches. And one of
those wags who was admiring its huge
proportions yesterday was so cruel as
to remark that "it wasn't a good year
for sweet potatoes, either."
Died At Old Age.
M. J. H Boyett died early yesterday
morning at his boarding house, No.
211 Davis street, at the advanced age
of 76 years. His death 'was caused
from rheumatism. The remains were
sent yesterday afternoon to Abbotts
burg, Bladen county, on the Carolina
Central railroad, where they will be
interred in the old family burying
rDeath of a Veteran.
Mr. J. W. Ketchum, an old Con
federate veteran, aged 67 years, died
Sunday night -at 9:30 o'clock at the
residence of Mr. E. J. Littleton, 313
Queen street. His remains were taken
to Jacksonville yesterday afternoon,
and the funeral will be held this morn
Mr. R. E. Lee, one of the most
prominent business men of Laurin
burg, was in the city yesterday. Mr.
Lee is here purchasing building mate
rial for the Glenn Hotel, an elegant
building which he is erecting in Lau
rinburg. Newton Enterprise'. The bird
hunters who have been out trying
their guns and dogs say most of the
birds are only about half grown.
There are a great many of tbis size,
but not many full grown birds.
The sweet potato crop is surprising the
farmers this year. They were count
ing it a short crop, not much better
than last year, but it is turning out
splendidly, and some farmers say they
have as good potatoes as they ever
raised. Th9 warm weather the last
month is what brought out the
sweet potatoes. They have grown more
during that time, some say, than
they grew during the whole Summer.
The cotton fields present an edd
appearance for November. Tbey are
as full of bloom, young bolls and
squares as in July. And matured
bolls are also opening every day. A
cotton field now would surely repre
sent cotton in all its stages of growth.
The green leaves, the squares, the
white and red blossoms, the small and
the full grown bolls, the cotton in the
burr, ready for tbe picker, and the
empty burrs which have yielded up
their quota. Some farmers say that
there are more squares and b.'uom
than at any time this year.
LL factory loaded
i "Hew Rival, 99 " Leader,99 and "Repeater
Insist upon having them, take no others and
by the Quart.
Every bottle you take ot Johnston s
Sarsaparilla means better health,
and every bottle contains a fuij
quart. It makes better blood purer
blood. For thirty years this famous
remedy has been creating and main
talning good health.
builds up tho system, tones the
nerves, and strengthens the musclea
more Drommlv and cSMtnin. ..
any other remedy known. The pallor or the
cheek disappears, energy takes the place of
languor, and the rich color of health Bows to
the cheeks. Unequalled for all disorders of the
stomach and liver, and for all weakening com
plaints of men, women and children.
8M mf7irlwn. Frfw, SI. 00 vcrfkll iut bottlt.
MICHIOAN DRUG CO.. - Detroit, riich.
For sale by
HERBERT L. FENTRESS,
' Wilmington, N. C.
Met In Raleigh Last Night-Officers Were
Elected The Supremo Conrt
- Walser Elected .Reporter.
Special Star Telegram.
Ralkigh, N. C, November 13 The
eighty-seventh Presbyterian Synod, of
North Carolina met here to-night.
After hearing an able sermon by Re .
Wm. Black, synodical evangelist, the
synod organized by electing Rev. W.
D. Morton, of Rocky Mount, as mod
erator; Rev. F. H. Johnson, of Tar
boro, as recording secretary and Elder
J. M. Mclver, of Gulf, as reading clerk.
The synod will be in session till Satur
day.' The Supreme Court, this afternoon
elected Attorney General Zeb Vance
Walser as reporter, to succeed the late
Judge Buxton. He is to fill out, the
present volume of reports and then to
gsrve for four years at $1,250 a year.
This is $250 a year more than was paid -to
Buxton. He will resign as attorney
general in a few days and accept as
There are several candidates for ap
pointment to fill out Walser's unex
pired term as attorney general.
Tarboro Southerner: Henry
Powell, colored, is to day almost in a
dying condition from the loss of blood
and wounds inflicted by Jim Lane,
another colored man, with a knife.
Powell lives near here at W. M. Ed
mondson's. According to his state
ment, he went to tbe house of bis di
vorced wife and - found Lane there,
and upon asking what he was doing in
his wife's house Lane immediately as
saulted him with a knife. Powell is
cut on the thoat, on both breasts
and on one hand across the finger5.
There are whispers that the breach
between cerlain members of the Su
preme Court is widening so fast that
there must needs be some sort of
sensational development at a date not
very far away. Relations have long
been strained. Talk of impeachment
and newspaper comments are bringing
matters to a crisis. If there is impeach
ment, then there will be a double sen
Winston Journal'. Bob Mon
day was arrested last Wednesday at
his home in Iredell county, and car
ried to Greensboro, on the charge of
making counterfeit money. He was
in the field when a stranger came to
his house and told his wife he wished
to search the house. While the man
was searching the woman went after
her husband who came at once on his
arrival at the house Bob was arrested
by the man who proved to be a Wash
ington City detective and had a set of
$1 moulds he had found in the house.
It is said the detective had a picture of
Fayetteville Observer: Ezra
Tart, the young man wanted for
wrecking the Atlantic Coast Line
train near Hope Mills Saturday, caus
the death of Engineer McGowan. has
not yet been captured, and it is be
lieved by many that he has carried out
Ms threat and jnmped in the pend. .
which is within a few hundred yards
of the scene of the disaster. Brock- '
ington, the colored fireman, was sent -to
his home in Florence yesterday
afternoon. He will recover. .
Estimates for Appropriation Aggregate
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Washington, November 14. Post
master General Emory Smith has
framed his estimates to be submitted to
Congress, and will ask an aggregate of
about $121,000,000 as the appropriation
for the entire service for the fiscal year
ending June SOth. 1902. This includes
an estimate of $3,500,000 for the rural
free delivery service. By the close of
the fiscal year 3,300 rural free delivery
routes throughout the United States
will have been established and the
general extension contemplated for
next year will involve about 4,500 ad
The population of the State of Ohio
is 4,157,545, as against 3,672,316 in
1890. This is an increase of 486,229, -or
13 2 per cent.
LOOK ! A STITCH IN TIME.
Saves nine. Hughes' Tonic new improved, taste
pleasant taken In early Spring and Fall pre
vents ChWs, Dengue and Malarial Fevers. Acts
on the liver, tones up tbe eyetem. Better than
Quinine. Guarantied. try It. At Druggists. 50c
and Sl.OO bottles. t
yon will get the best shells that money can bur. L
What Pleases the
pleases the o'd folk. If on'y to witness the de
light of the "Youngsters."
"Henty Books" ior the boys (nicely bound
In cloth, S5 cents each.)
Mrs ll. T. Meades' and Mrs. Alcott's books
for Girls and an endless variety of Toy Books
for the "wee tots"
We have a large assortment of Games
such as Crock lnola, archarena, etc. our
Crown-Comblnatlon Board- (80 games In one)
Is the most popular on the market.
C. W- Yates & Co.