North Carolina Newspapers

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Bditor and Proprietor.
Fbiday, - - Decsmbbr 7, 1900.
rich! pickings.
One of the striking differences
between Democratic statesmen and
Republican statesmen is that tbe
former in levying taxes try to avoid
levying more than is necessary to
meet the expenses of the Govern
ment, holding that unnecessary
taxation is unjust taxation, while
the latter levy taxes withont regard
to the strict demands for revenue,
the result generally being a surplus.
They act on the maxim that it is
easier to manage a surplus than a
deficiency, for they can ."shovel a
surplus out," as Corporal Tanner
boasted he was doing when he was
- Commissioner of Pensions. The
war taxes, levied to meet the ex
penses of the war with Spain, are
till on and the result is a Burplus
in the .Treasury now. But the Re
publicans statesmen are not both-
ered about that, for they are just
simply going to get rid of - it
and let the men who helped
elect McKinley get the bene
m oi it ana oi some more
grabs too. One of their boasts is
that this is a billion dollar country
and the endorsement they- received
at the last election has emboldened
them to run the coulter still deeper,
ana provide jobs wmca will give
"Their friends rich pickings. Judg
ing from the indications and the
talk in Washington the correspon
dents have begun to foreshadow the
programme, one of whom, thecorre
Bpondent of the Baltimore Sun, out
lines it thus:
"President McKinley is arranging a
program for Congress under conditions
that are unexampled in the historv of
tne u nitea mates. More power to in
nuence legislation no President ever
had since Lincoln. Mr. McKinley and
nit party associates, it is said, intend
to take the verdict at the nolJs last
November as an -indorsement and a
mandate and they' are ; preparing to
obey the 'mandate' at home and
abroad. Mc Kin ley's second term, to
all intents and purposes, has beeun.
"He has taken the country throueh
the door of expansion. He stands now
ready to lead it into what bis friends
are so fond or calling the "golden
era." It is likely to be a golden era
in more respects man one a golden
era for the goats as well as for
tbe sheep, and Washington is liter
ally overrun with lobbyists, attorneys.
secret agents and outsnoken capital
ists all intriguing for a share of the
wealth that is to come from the cornu
'These are only a few thinn in this
"golden era" to excite remark as Con
gress reassembles. Tbe plans that are
going lorwara to further qualify the
United States for holding tne place it
nsi laKen amoag tne great world
powers challenge the imagination.
"The great project of cutting a canal
to ba owned by the United States
through the Central American isthmus
is before Congress and has received a
Gwenui impetus by expansion. The
st estimates of the Nicaragua canal
route will cost $175,000,000. The pub
lic sentiment behind the Nicaragua
route is expected to force action ir tbe
Hay-Pauncefote treaty, insuring the
neutrality of the canal under Ameri
can control, can be ratified. A natural
accompaniment oi mis policy of ex
pansion in the 'golden era' is an
American Pacific cable connecting us
wun our possessions in the Far East.
If it is built by the Government it will
cost $20,000,000.
"Congress is expected to take the
step, in passing the Spooner bill, that
will commit tbe United 8tates to the
government of the Philippines by
something other than the war power
under which the President is now act
ing. There will undoubtedly by legia
Iatiorproviding for a standing army
of 95.766 men, which may be reduced
to 68,942, and the Government must
meet j&e proposition of fortifying our
colonial outpoots in the Philippines, in
Guam, in Hawaii and in Porto Rico.
"With a greater army, a greater navy
must go hand-in hand, and there are
Elans for literally belting the globe
oth north and south of the equator
with coaling stations."
"The Administration is confronted
with the question, 'What shall be done
with the surplus?' The reply heard in
a resounding chorus is, 'Spend it.' The
war is past, but there is a strenuous re
luctance against letting go of the mil
lions that are pouring in under the war
revenue tax and other revenue laws.
There will be a fight against any policy
other than keeping war expenses go
ing in this 'golden era' of peace. With
all the increased expenses due to the
war with 8paia there was a surplus of
$79,527,000 for the fiscal year ended
June 30, WOO, which Secretary Gage
managed to cut down about $55,000,000
by-bond purchases, redeeming bonds
and carrying out the refunding act.
"In the face of all this there is a
manifest objection to making a large
reduction in the war taxes. The largest
cut contemplated is $30,000,000. This
would still leave an estimated surplus
of $95,000,000. The reason for it is
that Congress wants to spend the
money. The purposes to which this
money is to be applied are not difficult
to find.
!Ihere is 'internal expansion' to be
considered. The River and Harbor
2? !!llnry dArect appropriations of
$25,000 000; will authorize large con
tracts for several millions more, while
the . Sundry Civil bill will have items
for contract previously authorized
JS?cin5 W.000,000-total more than
"The officeholders, too, are going in
for their share of the war tax that will
in ordinarv civil ..nimriitnTa. rZrTZl
n - . . v. iug
wovernment or about $3,000,000, these I
uHuwrca uemg in me execuuve. legis-1
lative and judicial department."
On f f.v, M.n-
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' iaw3Jf upou
making millions and are not over
particular as to how they make
them. This is one of the results of
wars not only in this but in other
countries. Wars are harvests to
men of this kind. The: "War for
the Union" as it ie sometimes called,
produced a multitude of this kind
of men who soon owned the Govern
ment and controlled both Houses of
Congress and raked in millions upon
millions of dollars, and millions
upon millions of acres of the public
domain granted in subsidies to rail
roads. The Republican party was
yonng then, the promoters and the
speculators got . such a hold on it
that they have held it ever since,
and now they have tbe opportunity
to get in some more of their work,
with the grand schemes they have
Ship subsidies, a big army and
navy which means big contracts for
army and navy supplies, big con
tracts for ships, big canals, ocean
cables, coast fortifications, all involv
ing an expenditure of hundreds of
millions, to be shared among the
gentlemen who have a pull on the
Eepublican statesmen.
One of tbe principal promoters is
a man who stands nearest to the
President, a man who has more in
fluence over him and in shaping the
policies of this administration than
any other nail dozen men in the
country Mark Hanna, who runs
his politics and his statesmanship
on the dollar schedule. He has sur
rounded himself with men of his
own stripe, and it is these who con
trol and shape the policies of this
administration. Mr. McKinley is
as wax in .their hands. They have
filled bim with the idea that his
name is to be associated with some
of the greatest enterprises in the
I history of the country, enterprises
that will make a new era in its his
tory. They are going to make the
American people pay for it all, and
they will in the meantime rake in
their millions, and have the cheek
to tell the people it is all for them
and for the glorybf their country.
And while all thisis going on, while
they are planning to raid the Treas
ury, they are preparing the way for
one of tho most colossal financial
collapsethis country ever saw.
A few days ago we published an
article on North Carolina's small in
dustries in manufactures of wool,
suggested .by some figures taken
from the Dixie Magazine. Here is
something on the ."small industries'
of the farm, which may interest
North Carolina farmers, as it applies
as pertinently to them as it does to
the farmers of Georgia, for whom it
was published. We quote from the
Augusta CJironicle:
"If the farmers of Georgia could see
in one pile ail the butter that is ship
ped into this State, in another pile all
the eggs that are brought from other
States, and in another pile all the poul
try, their eyes would open wide in
astonishment. And then, if they
could see in another pile all of the
money that goes out of Georgia for
tnese imngs, tneir eyes would open
wider still, and their cupidity be thor
oughly aroused. Writing on this sub
ject recently, the Savannah Morning
xveuw says:
"It is to be honed that the farmers
of Georgia are watching the prices of
eggs ana nutter. icggs are now re
tailing around 25 cents a dozen, with
the prospect that they will go higher
as Thanksgiving and Christmas ap
proach. And butter has taken a jump
upward. Is there any good reason
why our supplies of eggs and butter
should not be raised at home? It must
make Georgia ' farmers feel manv
pangs of regret to know that thousands
and thousands of dollars are going out
oi me otate tor eggs and butter which
better than not might be going into
their pockets. We need a million
more hens and a hundred thousand
more high grade cows in Georgia.
-xnemisiaxe mat is made by our
farmers who venture into these fields
largely is that tbey do not make
proper arrangements for a market for
their produce in advance.. They depend
upon some small local town and send
a lot of stuff just at the time that all
otners are marketing theirs. The natu
ral result is a glutted market, poor
prices or aosoiute loss of goods with
no sale at all. Then the' foolish far
mer declares there is no use is raisin r
tningsm large quantities for market.
and his fate keeps others from ventur
ing, it is just as important to sell
your crop as it is to raise it This ought
io oe arranged lor in advance and
ueorgia farmers would keep millions
ui money in me cjtate."
Whatever the cause may be,
whether on account of scarcity or
Irusts, the ruling price for eggs has
been for some time twenty fivn
cents a dozen, even in small towns,
and hard to get at that, while good
butter has been selling for thirty
cents a pound, and scarce at that.
Even at these prices we have to de
pend upon other States for butter if
not for eggs. And poultry has been
proportionately high.
The ship subsidy boomers had
their plans laid before Congress
met, and as a result the subsidy
bill was brought to the front on
the first day and given the right of
way. The vote by which it was
brought to the front is significant I
oi its strength m-the Senate, where
the only chance to prevent its pas
sage, in some shape, if not precise
ly as it is now phrased, "will be to
talk it to death under the "sena
torial courtesy" rale, a nUn .a
which ita opponents may resort.
As it is a party measure, backed
by the administration all the influ-
ence e administration will be
. ....
wieiaea 10 carry it through and that
means a good deal, with a Rcmnfcli
nari n " t' epubli-
o6iC, wuero tne wnip ana
f . 7"6V . vu m
DTlTi On n CT in riiaant. TTM i.
objection there may be by the Re-
puoucan Senators or Representa
tives is not to the subsidy idea, for
they all believe in that, but to the
matter of distributing the subsidies.
DM SOme Way Will. donhtlAna. ha
(irn.J J. -.1 J., il
ivuuu nu yiawtutj buese ana secure
tneir voter lor -the measure when
the time comes to vote. The
schemers and grabbers hold the
There is a movement to erect a
monument to Philip Genter, . the
man who discovered coal at Mauch
Chunk, Pa., 109 years ago. It
onght to be a chunk df coal.
Eastern North Carolina Metho
dists in Session This Week
at Newbern.
President of Trioity Collere ard His Co
- dependants la Osttis Suit Are Sub
jects of Commendatory Resolu
tions Large Attendance.
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Special Star Telegram-
Newbibu, N. C Deo. 5. The
Sixty-fourth session of the North Car
olina Conference of the Methodost
Episcopal Church South, met in Cen
tenary church this morning. . Bishop
H. C Morrison conducted tbe open
ing service. He is presiding over the
conference" with grace and dispatching
business rapidly. The time for the
daily meetings was fixed at 9;30 A.
M., and adjournment at 1:30 P. M.
. Interesting and eloquent addresses
were made by Drs. Tbos. H. Law,
agent of tbe American Bible Society,
W. P. Tillett, Dean of Vanderbilt
University, and E. Thompson,
representing tbe American Sunday
I League. Reference by Dr,
to . the influence of his sainted
father brought tears to the eyes of
many, who had known him. Henry
Spence, of the Nashville Publishing
House, and Dr. Brooks, of the Western
N. C. Conference were also introduced.
The report from the book agents show
ed increasing profits, and that all pub
lications except the Review, and Era
are self sustaining.
: Dr. Kilgo reported for the trustees
of Trinity College, which report
showed it'a endowment ' to be over
three hundred thousand dollars, and
total property value over seven hun
dred thousand dollars. About two
hundred students are enrolled.
The following resolution was intro
duced by Dr. Yates and unanimously
passed by a rising vote:
Whebbas, certain events having
recently transpired touching the moral
integrity of Dr. J. C. Kilgo, "president
of Trinity Uollege, W. K. Odell, mem
ber of tne M. ft. Uhurch South in
Concord, N. C , and B. N. Duke, of
Jllain Street Methodist Church, Dur
ham, N. C, therefore.
Resolved, That this conference has
unabated confidence in said J. C.
Kilgo. W. R. Odell and B. N. Duxe.
and assure these brethern that it shall
be the pleasure and faith of this con
ference to aid tbem in overcoming in
tne name oi our ixrd, tbe efforts be
ing made to destroy our college, and
to damage the influence of the Metho
dist church in North Carolina.
Resolved. That in our judgment the
church will be more united than ever
in her prayer, help and purpose to
sustain the college with its able presi
dent and faculty, and we hereby offer
to the Messrs. Dukes, the most gener
ous Dene factors or tne college, our
sincere thanks for their support of the
8igned E. A. Yates,
Rev. J. M. Rhodes, president of
Littleton Female College, reported fine
progress for that excellent institution.
Sixty-five rooms have been added the
past year. There are one hundred and
sixty three students.
Newbern is a pleasant and interest
ing old town, and her people have
given tbe conference a most hearty
welcome. The preachers have come
up with good reports, as shown by the
presiding elders' verbal statements,
and Methodism is very much alive
just here and now. The resident pas
tor, Rev. R. B. John, seems at his best
as host.
Miss Mamie Bays is reporting the
proceedings for the Journal and 06
eerver. Dr. Tillett preached to-night.
Oae of Brooswlck Coonty's Most Esteemed
Citizens Passed Away Ssaday.
The Btas learns with regret of the
death of Mr. A. D. McKeithan, which
occurred at 8 o'clock Sunday night at
bis home near Lock wood's Folly.
Brunswick county. He lacked only a
few days of reaching his eighty-eighth
Mr. McKeithan was one of Bruns
wick county's most popular and es
teemed citizens, and his death is a loss
to the entire community. He was a
devout Christian gentleman and lived
a life of much usefulness.
Mr. McKeithan was married three
times and his last wife has been dead
twenty years. He is survived by
seven children, five daughters and two
sons, all by his first wife. The sons
are Capt. R. W. McKeithan, of Sup
ply, N. C, and Mr. Moses McKeithan.
ofSouthport. Two of his daughters
are living in Texas, one in Florida, one
in Georgia and the other at Tt.
wood's Folly.
The remains were laid to rest Mon-
dy in tk family burying ground.
New Baaks. -
A new, bank : has been opened at
Red Springs, N. 0., with a capital of
$15,000. W. H. McDonald, of En
field, is president and R. Li Green, of
Rocky Mount, cashier. The National
Bank of Fayetteville has also asked
for a charter. The directors are W.
J. Edwards, of Sanford; H. E. Clem
ents. W. H Britton, T B. Uichurcb,
J. W. McLauchlin and W. H. Bikes.
Congressional Contests.
It is stated upon good authority in
Washington that John E. Fowler will
contest the seat in Congress of Hon.
C. R. Thomas in the First district
Martin, it is said, will probably con
test Claude Kitchin's seat in the Sec
ond, and Joyoe W. H. Kitchin's seat
in the Fifth.
$100 Reward, $100.
ThB raadAMi nf thta hu Wfll Ka tvlaaaAil
learn that there is at least oae dreaded disease
that science has been able to cure in all its
stages and that to Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh
Cure Is the only positive cure now known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitu
tional disease, requires a conttltarJonal treat
meut. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally,
aotlnsr dlrectiv noon Um hinmi on mn.
? .itSivJi oe oyBiem. inerepy destroying he I
IUUndatiOn Of the dlwvuw a.nd or1Tiifrth.n.i.n I
ativngth ly buUdUiKno the coSfltntiJiii I
ion nare so much I
that trey offer m
case that It laUs to core.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
gold by Druggists, 75c.
wurac amuy j
PUls are the beet t
am won. Tne Droone- I
Hnn rETiaXS JKrri"" gooa appetite
Bend for list or tMt I taker-1 . can
can be
enough Pot
ash and your
profits will be
large; without
Potash your
crop will be
Our books, telling about composition of fertilizer
best adapted for all crops, are free to all farmers.
03 Nassau Sb. New York. . .
Contracts for Furnishing Supplies Award
ed Under Bonds Monthly Report of
Dr. W. W. Lane, Superintendent.
The Hospital Board met yesterday
afternoon at the courthouse. Present
were Mr. D. iMcEachern (chairman),
Commissioners Holmes, Montgomery,
Alderman Spencer and Dr. W. W.
The principal business transacted by
the board was considering bids for fur
nishing hospital supplies and the fol
lowing were accepted and bonds
Groceries Holmes Grocery Com
pany; $500 bond.
Drugs K K. Bellamy; $500 bond.
Bread Warren's bakery: no bond
wood U. K. Savage; $100 bond.
Coal J. A. Springer & Com Dan v
$100 bond.
Meats L B. Rhodes; $150 bond.
Milk L. Y. Stein ; $150 bond.
No ice contract has been awarded
Dr. Lane, the superintendent, sub
mitted the following hospital report
for the month of November, and it was
approved :
White patients treated during the
month 27, colored 15; patients remain
ing October 31st, 15; patients dis
charged during November, 25; patients
died during November, 3; patients re
maining November 30th, 14
Total number of day pay patients
treated, 50; charity patients, 469;
treatment furnished, 519. Rations
furnished pay patients, 50; charity
patients, 469; employes, 405. Aver
age cost per capita per day, 14 cents.
expenditures ueneral expenses.
$133.38; pay roll $191.50.
Receipts Prescriptions, $35 55; pay
patients, $88 10; city, $166.66; county,
$350; total, $510.31,
When others fail, take Roberts1
chills, fevers, malaria and general bad
neaitn. zsa. A red cross on the label
assures you of the pure, high-class
material mat maicea kobebts' a sue
cess. Don't take a substitute. R. R.
J . hicks Bunting.
Popular Yoasj Couple Wedded ia Trinity
M. E. Chares Yesterday Afternoon.
Miss Josephine Pepper, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Pepper, of South-
port, and Mr. M. Victor Martin, of
Mullins, S. C, were happily married
at 1:30 oVock yesterday afternoon in
Trinity Methodist Church, South port,
in the presence of a large assemblage
of relatives and friends of the con
tracting parties. The church was
prettily decorated in palms and white
and pink chrysanthemums. The cere
mony was performed by Rev. R. W.
The bride, who was attired in a
stylish gown of' blue broadcloth and
carried a bouquet of bride's roses, was
given away by her brother, Mr. E. L.
Pepper. The groom entered with his
brother, Mr. M. Clyde Martin, - of
Mullins, S. C, who was beat man.
The other attendants were Miss Mary
Pepper, sister of tbe bride, maid of
honor; Miss Lillie May Drew with Mr.
FredR. Mintz: Miss Louise Haskett
with Mr.' C. Ed Taylor; Miss Mabel
Price with Mr. Norcum Sweeney, of
Wilmington. The following were
ushers: Messrs. Carl R. Pepper and
Hoyle Dosher. The music was ren
dered by Mrs. S. W. Watts. ,
After receiving congratulations and
best wishes of many friends, the bride
and groom, accompanied by the bridal
party, came up to the city oa the
steamer Wilmington and are stopping
at The Orton until this afternoon.
when Mr. and Mrs. Martin will leave
oyer the W., C. and A. road for Mul
lins, their future home. The bride is
one of Houthport's fairest and most
popular young ladies and the groom
is a prominent young business man.
Fire at Warsaw.
A small fire at Warsaw Monday de
stroyed an old store owned by John
Bowden, colored, and stock of goods
belonging to J. M. Blackburn. There
was also destroyed a lot of furniture
stored in the building by Mrs. R. N.
Bryan, mother of Mr. E. K. Bryan,
Esq., of Wilmington. The store was
insured for $320, stock for $100 and
furniture for $500.
Cargo of Cottoa.
The British steamship Wandby, Cap
tain Pearson, cleared yesterday with a
cargo of cotton for Bremen. The cargo
consists of 14,596 bales, valued at $743,
000 and is consigned by Messrs. Alex-
anaer Bprunt & Bon. She expected to
leave early this morning for South port
and out to sea
Brave Blen Fall
Victims to stomach, liver and kid
ney troubles as well as women, and all
feel the results in loss of appetite,
poisons in the blood, .backache, nerv
ousnesa, headache and tired, listless,
run down feeling. But there's no need
to feel like that Listen to J.W.
Gardner, Idaville, Ind. He says:
"JUectric Bitters are just the thing for
a man when he is all run down, and
a mai
uon 1
care whether he lives or dies. It
did more to give me new strength and
man anytning I could
now eat anything and
have a new lease on life." Only 50
cents, at tt. a. uellamy s urug store,
n.very Doiue guaranteeu. t
taking a police census.
Eeamerators Are Maklog a Canvass
i Actually Determine Wilmington's
' ,:-Populatioe. - -
There has been such general dissat
isfaction in Wilmington at the result
of the present census that a police cen
susia now being taken to ascertain
the exact population of the city ; for
almost every body is willing to contend
that the Census Bureau has announced
its calculations from per feet returns
In some of the wards in Wilmington.
A detailed statement of the census
for this year, with conclusions drawn
from a comparison of the returns for
the past thirty years, was given in a
recent issue of the Stab, and it is un
necessary to recite again the necessity
for the police census now being taken.
The work is being done under, su
pervision of the police committee and
will likely be finished in ten or fifteen
days. The city has been divided into
five districts and a man placed
in charge of the enumeration of each
of the same. They began yesterday
and are going carefully over the city
just as the government enumerators
did in the Spring. Reports are made
to police headquarters and when the
work is done the "police census
bureau" will begin compiling the
figures. The policemen having in
charge the work in the several districts
are as follows:
First Division B. R. King.
Second Division W. H. Barden.
Third Division M. E. Guy.
Fourth Division J. A. Martin. .
Fifth Division E. L. Smith and
George Smith.
Each house ia the various districts
is visited and people should not hesi
tate to give the enumerators all the
information desired.
Oar Greatest gpeetalHa .
For twenty years Dr. J. Newton
Hathaway has so successfully treated
chronic diseases that he is acknow
ledged 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, R heumatism , 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,
euner at ma omce oi Dy mail.
J. Newton Hathaway, M. D.,
22i South Broad St, Atlanta, Ga.
Minale P. Caia and Mr. Elbert Z.
Mfltoa United ia Matrimony.
At 8.30 o'clock yesterday morning,
at the residence of the bride's mother,
Mrs. Margaret J. Cain, No. 415 South
Front street, was solemnized tbe mar
riage of Miss Minnie Florence Cain
and Mr. Elbert Z. Milton, both popu
lar young people of Wilmington. The
wedding was very quiet on account of
the recent death of the bride's father.
The parlor and halls were tastily
decorated with cut flowers, potted
planU and evergreens. Tfie ceremony
was impressively performed by Rev.
a S. Blackwell, D. D., assisted by
Rev. R. H. Herring. The attendants
were Mr. R. M. Cain, brother of the
bride, with Miss Cattle Everett of
U'ayetteville, and Mr. John J. Wind
ley with Miss Emma Cook. There
were many beautiful and useful bridal
The bride and groom left on, the
morning A. Ct-L. train for Raleigh.
to attend the Baptist State Convention.
The bride is a charming younr
lady and Mr. Milton ia a clever sales
man at the Racket Store.
Roderick Escaped Aisle.
Geo. Roderick, who was sentenced
to four months on the county convict
force at Castle Haynes at the last
term of Criminal Court for assault and
battery with a deadly weapon, made
his escape from the camp yesterday
and up to late hour last niirht
bad not been captured Roderick,
it will be remembered, effected
an opening in the ceiling of
the county jail a few weeks ago and
he, with several other prisoners, made
his escape, but was re-cantured soon
after by Jailor Millis. Several deputies
are now on his trail for the last escape
ana expect to arrest nim without much
A new post office has been es
tablished at Hollo w.Brunswlck county.
with John B. O. Gore as postmaster.
Cleanses the System
Gently and Effectually
when bilious or costive.
resents in tlie most acceptailefcma
the lajratjre principles of plants
Jcnowjt to ' act most Jbeneficislly:
for saU by druggitts -price SOtptrtcttU,
j is, by no means, the dreadful
disease it is thought to be r
in the beginning.
: The trouble is: vou don't'
know you've got it; you don't
believe it ; you won't; believe
it till you are forced , to.
Then it is dangerous.
.Don't be afraid ; but attend
to it quick you can do it your
self, and at home.
Take Scott's emulsion of
cod-liver oil, and live carefully
every way.
This is sound doctrine, what
ever you may think or be told;
and, if heeded, will save life.
We'll send yon a little to try, if yon like.
SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Paul street, New York.
The Oliver S. Barrett, Bound from Balti
more to Jscksonville, Encountered (
Heavy dale OH Hatteras.
The American schooner Oliver 8.
Barrett, 651 tons, Capt. Gould, bound
from Baltimore to Jacksonville, Fla.,
put in at Soutbport at 1 o'clock jester
day afternoon in distress.
The Barrett is a Bath, Me., schooner
and is laden with railroad iron and
coal. She encountered a gale off Hat
teras Sunday, November 25tb, wheu
she was only three days out and had
experienced very rough weather until
she arrived for harbor yesterday. Her
mizzenmast, mainmast, sails and four
chain plates are gone and there is
other slight damage.
Gapt Gould said his experience was
trying, and with the cargo he had on
board he did not know what minute
he would lose his. vessel. Tuesday he
anchored off the bar at Southport and
the tug Alexander Jones went out to
him, but on account of the heavy seas
the tug was unable to do anything
for the distressed schooner. The Jones
went out yesterday, however, and
brought her to a safe anchorage.
This morning Messrs. Thoa. Evans,
W. N. Harriss and Col. John W. At
kinson, comprising a board of surve; ,
will go down to 8outhport on the
steamer Wilmington and determine
what disposition to make of the dis
abled vessel. It is very probable that
she will tow to her destination and re
pair after discharging.
Tbe N. H. Sklaoer Io at Norfolk oo Ac
count of a Leak.
The schooner 2V. 27. Skinner, Capt
Wheatley, which cleared from Wil
mington for New York on November
25tb, with a cargo of 260,000 feet of
lumber from the Cape Fear Lumber
Company, is in at Norfolk, Va., tm
account of a leak which she sprung on
November 30th.
She had very heavy weather on her
up trip and lost most of .her deck
load. Capt Wheatley noted protest
with the underwriters' agent at Nor
folk and aa soon as the necessary re
pairs are made she will proceed on her
Avoid all drying inhalants and use
that which which cleanses and heals
the membrane. Ely's Cream .Balm is
such a remedy and cures Catarrh easily
uu uietisaauy. uoia in tne nead
vanishes quickly. Price 50 cents at
druggists or by mail.
uatarrn caused difficulty in speaking
and to a great extent loss of hearing.
By the use of Ely's Cream Balm drop
ping of mucus has ceased, voice and
hearing have greatly improved. J.
W. Davidson. Att'y at Law, Mon
mouth, 111.
Bryan-French Weddlag .
The marriage of Mr. Robert Strange
French, of Wilmington, and- Miss
Mary Bryan, of Charleston, in the
"Palmetto City by the Sea" at 8.30
o'clock this evening, is of much social
interest here as well as in Charleston.
The ceremony will be performed in
8t Michael's Episcopal Church, by
the rector. Rev. John Peschau, .as
sisted by Bishop Ellison Capers and
Kev. Robert Strange, D. D. Among
the Wilmingtonians who have gone
to Charleston to attend the wedding
are Mr. and Mrs. W. R. French, Miss
May Beverly French, Mr. and Mrs.
Wallace Uarmichael, Miss Carrie
Myers, vMr. and Mrs. O. W. Bidgood
and Mr, H. H. Mcllhenny. -
St. James' Church Vestry Elected.
The following gentlemen were
elected Monday night as the vestry of
St James' Episcopal Church: CoL
W. L. DeRosset, Col. A. M. Waddell.
Capt James L Metts, CoL J. W. At
kinson, Capt. T. D. Mearea, Messrs.
Wm. Calder, Clayton Giles, J. H.
Boatwnght, J. V. Grainger, J. H.
Hardin, D. H. Lippitt and W. F.
Robertson. At an organization meet
inglast night, the following officers
were elected: Mr. Clayton Giles,
senior warden; Capt T. D. Meares,
junior warden; Mr. Wm. Calder.
treasurer; Mr. W. F. Robertson, secre
tary. CaUtoDr.VoIgt,
Rev. A. G.Voigt, D. D:, pastor of St.
Paul's Lutheran church, has recently
received a call to a very influential
church at Staunton, Va., but the Stab
learns mat ne will not accept He ia
very much loved by his congregation
here and every inducement will be
made to get him to remain.
Worklac Nlsfct ad Day
4uThe busiest and migtiest little thing
Life Pills. Every pill is a sugar-coated
globule of health, that changes weak
ness into strength, listlessness into
in-iag into metal ; power.
BKSeSSS!1 building up the
ubwui. voijaic. Der no, nam
R. R. Bellajct,
An Employe of Delgsdo Mills Crashed la
aa Elevator He May Die of
tils Wounds. '
; A horrible accident occurred yest.r.
dsy afternoon? about 4:30 o'clock at
Deigsdo. Mr. J. E. Erby, a loom
fixer at the mills, in attempting to
jump into a moving steam elevator on
the second floor, missed hts fooling
and was severely crushed ) against a
brick arch above liim. His injuries
are about the abdomen . and are con
sidered fatal thousrh- there is a slight
chance, if is said, of his recovery. Dr.
J. T. Schonwald is giving the injured
man the necessary surgical attention
at the hotel in the village where he is
boarding. The injured man is about
25 years old and is unmarried. He
came from Spray, N. 0., some months -ago
and is universally liked by his as
sociates. He is a member of the Odd
Fellow fraternity.
An employe of the mill with whom
the reporter talked last night, said the
accident was the result of the young
man's carelessness. The employes of
the mill had been frequently warned
of the danger in jumping on or off the
elevator while it was in motion.
More Than a Dozen Schooners LostThe
trews of Some Perished-Bodies and
Wreckage Washed Ashore.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
. Boston, Mass., December 5. The
heavy gale which swept the New Eng
land coast last night and to-day cre
ated bavoc among the large number
of schooners caught off the north
shore of this State and the beaches of
New Hampshire and South aes tern
More than a dozen schooners were
wrecked, and a lare number of others
were damaged and several narrowly
escaped being dashed to pieces.
Serious loss of life is reported, up to
early this afternoon, in tbe wreck of
the Gloucester fishing schooner Mary
A. Brown, which was wrecked off
Hampton Beach,. N. H., and its crew
of seven men perished. At 2 A. M.
life savers discovered parts of a vessel
coming ashore. A patrol of tbe shore
then began. 8hortly afterward the
body of a sailor was picked up and
much wreckage washed in.
A schooner was reported on Scar
boro beach at noon. The storm moved
northwesterly. Severe gales swept
over Nova Scotia this afternoon and
over New Foundland to-night
Tbe wind last night along the New
England coast attained a velocity as
high as seventy five miles an hour.
Thick weather accompanied the blow,
making last night one of the most
trying for seamen that has been ex
perienced in two years. ,
Most of the damage in New England
was that experienced by shipping.
Land damage was confined to small
buildings, trees, etc.. and to telegraph
lines Communication with Vermont
by wire was practically impossible to
day, owing to damage at several
points in that State and New Hamp
shire. Oa the New Jersey Coast.
, Lewes, Del., December 5. The
severe gale which has been prevailing
along the New Jersey coast continued
to-day. The dredge Potomac, valued
at $10,000, bound from Alexandria,
Va., in tow for Atlantic City, and
which put back to the Delaware break
water from Atlantic City because of
the gale, sunk last night in seventeen
feet of water. Her crew was taken
aboard the tug which had been towing
The schooner Oliver Schofield, lum
ber laden, bound from Norfolk to New
York, which went ashore yesterday,
near Tojis River Life Saving Station,
began going to pieces to day. Por
tions of the, vessel are being washed
Storms have been sweeping over the
British coasts and the ships in the
channel have had rough experiences.
Several minor wrecks have been re
ported. The steamer Rossgull, of Plymouth,
foundered off the island of Jersey.
Her passengers were saved but a boat
containing nine of her crew is missing.
Red Kot From The Can
Was the ball that hit G. B. Stead-
man, of Newark, Mich, in the Civil
War. It caused horrible Ulcers that
no treatment helped for 20 years.
Then Bucklen's Arnica Salve cured
him. Cures Cuts, Bruises, Burns,
Boils, Felons, Corns, Skin Eruptions.
Best Pile cure on earth. 25 cts. a box.
Cures guaranteed. Bold by R. R. Bel
lamy Druggist t
Senator Daniel Draftlag a Provision
Effect Negro Disfranchisement.
By Telegraph to the Morning star.
Richmond, Va., December 5. Much
interest is shown in the negro disfran
chisement question in this State which
is to come before the Constitutional
Convention. U. a. Senator Daniel is
drafting a provision, which, it is be
lieved, will stand the test in the court
of last resort'better than the 4,grano
father" clause of Louisiana and North
Carolina. Senator Daniel's preposition
is to exempt from the illiteracy clause
all persons from Virginia who served
in any war. .
, -Raleigh Netoa and Observer:
Mr. E A. Garner, nieht watchman at
tbe Selma Oil inH Vavtiii.. w i-
was instantly killed 8und.r i, ih .
iL.i iv r J tueru. it seems
that Mr. Garner was assisting the en-
gmeer in siarung me engine, by pry-'
ing the drive wheel off of centre, not
knowing that it was under any pres
sure of steam, when suddenly and
rB1 tbe wheel rushed off, entang
ling Mr. Garner and killing him in
stantly, and very painfully injuring?
" v ""ie. xne Milton
chair factory was incorporated yester
day with a capita stock of $35,000. U
is to last 30 years. The stockholders
ere ten prominent business men of
Caswell county.
Representative Kitchin, of North
Carolina, has introduced in the House
a resolution for a constitutional amend
ment to repeal the fifteenth amend
ment to the constitution.
SaYZ e" market compare with the " NEW RIVAL" la uni
Weiwtrngtoottag quutle. Spre fire and waterproof, flet tbe genuine.
CS5KESTEB BEPIATK8 ARMS CO. ' V . - - Ne town, Conn.
by the Quart.
T ?:i7,t"e yn take of Johnston ,
iV.iriU menus Detter healo,
and reiy bottle contains a f,,,,'
quart. It makes better blood-Dur
blood. For thirty years this tasoZ
remedy has been creating ana mai
talnlng good health. ln'
Q: I builds up tho system, tones Ah.
nerves, ana strengthens the muscles
more promptly and effectually th..
any other remedy known. The pallor of th
cheek disappears, energy takes the place of
languor, and the rich color of health flows t0
the cheeks. Unequalled for all disorders of th
stomach and liver, and for all weakening com"
plaints of men, women and children.
8oMviM7fct. im VlO0prru!lfnartlMit,.
MICHIOAN DRUO CO., . Detroit, nic!,.
For sale by
Wilmington, N. C.
Views of the United States Gov
ernment Reported to Have
Punishments to Be the Severest That
Can Be Inflicted by Chinese Govern-ment-AdjBstmest
of Indemnity
to Be Settled Later.
By Telegraph to the Morning Btar.
Washington, Dec. 5. The State '
Department has been informed that
the foreign ministers at Pekin reach d
an agreement, which was submitted
to the home office and Secretary Hay
to day cabled Mr. Conger authoriza
tion to sign the agreement on behaif
of the United States government. It
is difficult to gather details of tbe un
derstanding at this time. However, it
is known that in the two important is
sues that were still open, natmlv
those relating to punishments and m'
demnity, tbe views of the United
States government have prevailed
As to punishments, they are to bs th
severest that can be inflicted by the
Chinese government. As to in'dem-
nity,.the Chinese government is it
formally admit its liability and thu.
the matter is to be left for future n.,
gotiation. It was understood that oi--the
other points, the French propmi
tion has formed the basis of lb- agree
ment. Chinese Troops.
Berlin, December 5. A dispatch
from Field Marshal von Walders(.
dated Pekin, Tuesday, December 4 b,
says strong detachments of Chins
regulars, under General Ma, are re
ported from Shan Si to be holding th
mountain passes on the frontier i f
Chi Li.
An explosion at Pao Ting Fu during
the clearing out of a powder mapa"
zine, killed one man and woundtd
Lieutenant Wolf gram and four
Chinese Lesders Executed.
Berlin, December 5. The Chinese
minister here has banded to foreign
office officials a telegram from Li Hung
Chang, to the effect that 8ih Liang,
the new governor of Shan Si, has pub
licly executed upwards of eighty rebel
leaders and asserting that he is other
wise acting with the greatest severity
in the suppression of the Boxers and
energetically protecting the mission
Estimates for the Coming Year Aggregate
$626,741,762 -A Decrease from
Last Year's Estimates.
By Telegraph to tne Horning 8tar., -Washington,
December 5. The
Secretary of the Treasury to-day sent
to Congress the annual estimates of
tbe expenses of the government for
the coming year. They aggregate
$636,741,763. This is a slight decrease
from the total estimates of last year.
The appropriations for the present
year are $586,655,352. The estimates
coyer every branch of the govern
ment service, and by departments are
as follows:
Legislative, $10,956,700; executive,
$383,400; state department, $3,125,148;
treasury department, $158,869,136; war
department, 176,658,345; navy depart
ment, $88,913,248; interior department,
$170,799,705; postoffice department,
$6,295,877; department of agriculture,
$4,669,050; department of labor. $177,
980; department of justice, $6,993,170.
The details of the war and navy esti
mates, including rivers and harbors
have been published. The public
building estimates include Baltimore,
Md , custom house $500,000; New
York custom house $500,000. and
Tampa, Fla.. court house, postoffice
and custom house, $100,000. Marine
hospital at Honolulu $300,000. The
total for rivers and harbors including
continued contracts is $33,881,317. .
Tbe total for pensions is $144,000,
000; for fees and examinations $700,
000, and for pension agencies $545,230.
New consuls are estimated for as fol
lows: Nu Chuane and Hang Chow,
f3.000 each ; Port Limon, Costa Rica,
niiKo i nn tp tj:.. affaira 19-
$3,000 each ; Port Limon, Costa Bica,
WMWCft VAVVV J.' 147 lUUiaU BUWli vi
The cotton crop of Central Asia is
expected to be excellent this year, ac
cording to Vice Consul Smith, at
Moscow. This year's crop is expected
to aggregate between seven and eight
thousand poods, or enough to meet
half of the general demand. The re
maining cotton required for manufac
turing purposes in Russia will have to
be imported.
8aves nine. Hughes' Tonic new improved, taste
pieasanc taien in early spring ana eu
touib . auis, uengne ana juuaritu jevoro.
on tbe liver, toneu np tbe system. Better tnan
ana St.00 bottles.
unaranieea.Try it At iruKB'OW3-
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