1 i J. 1 WILLIAM H'.'BIBBBD. XMlto and Proprtetoi. ' and Rhode Island, which she has WILMINGTON, N. C. Fbiday, - Febbuaby 8. 1901 THE LEADING TEXTILE STATES. The textile industries are growing right along in this country, both in the North aDdin the South, not withstanding the fact that the gen eral impression is that the rapid in crease of cotton mills in the South had acted as a damper on'the cotton manufacturing industry in other sec tions. This it doubtless has to some extent, so far as the building of mills is concerned, but the figures show a healthy progress, and that there is room enough-for all the mills we . now have in the country and for more. As we in this section are in terested not only in what we are do ing ourselves, but also inwlfat others, who are to some extent our competitors and may become more so, are doing, we reproduce the fol lowing interesting facts and figures from the Boston Commercial Bulk' tin, one of the leading representa tives of the textile industries of the North. It gives a great deal of in formation in small space consider ing the amount of information given: "The textile census taken every two years by Dock ham's Textile Directory bas just beeo issued for 1901, and pre eat some most interesting statistics of the comparative growth of the States as textile centers. "The year covered js 1900, and it appears that since 1893 the cotton spindles in the country have increased from 19.410.S54 to 22.152 926t that wonl cards have decreased from 8,212 to 8,141 and that worsted combs have increased from 1,373 to 1.451 1 "Cotton looms have increased from 433,281 to 509.183. woolen looms from '79.05910 82.351, Bilk looms from 38, - 199 to 43 490 "Massachusetts still beads the cotton spinning industry with 8.230,130 spin -dies to ner credit. Rhode Island com' ing second with 274,272 spindles, and South Carolina a close third with 2, 128,782. . "There are a million more cotton spindles in Massachusetts alone than ther ar in. the whole Unittd States south of the Potomac and Oaio rivers. "doutb Carolina has made the most ram rlrable gain in cotton spindles, 868T48, having nearlv doubled her plant in two years. North Carolina shows the nt-xt largest gain, with 493,781 to her c-edh; Massachusetts is third, with 822,742, and Georgia fourth, with 815.471. "The most marked change in tex tiles is lir the position of certain New England States as compared with cer tain Southern States. It is as follows: Cotton Spindles. . . 1898. j 1900. Maine ............ 91)8 208 868 050 New Hampshire. ..1.323 378 1,340.390 Rhodejsland 2.132.350 2,274 272 Connecticut 1.059 244 1,129 324 NorthCarolioa. . . .1 029.924 1 623,705 South Caroha 1,260 536 2,128,782 Georgia 799,977 1.115,448 Two years ago New Hampshire span more cotton than any' Southern Sta'e. Now she is surpassed, by two. Con necticut bas been beaten' by both the Carolinas with Georgia close on her heels, and Maine is not only passed but, going backwards. South Carolina' seems sure of second placfc in the Union before another two years elapse "Delaware, Maine, Maryland,. Mis souri, Oaio atid Pennsylvania are all spinning less cotton, Pennsylvania showing sharpest decline with a loss of 61.464 spindles, about a seventh of her plant. "The wool cards in the United States have decreased in two years from 8 2l2 to 8.141. Toe worsted combi, however, bave increased from 1,373 to 1.451. The enormous capac ty of the comb as compared to the card leaves a handsome net increase in wool con suming machinery, "Massachusetts leads as a wool carder, with 1.747 cards, though she has lost 104 in two years. New York is second with 1 452 and Pennsylvania third with 1,361. Pennsylvania is one .of the few States with more cards than two years ago. "Massachuseetts ranks all other States as a comber of worsted. She has 439 combs, a gain of 27. Penn sylvania is second with 380 combs, a gain of 28. Very few States have lost in combs. New Hampshire .has. how ever, dropped from 37 to 29 in two years. ! "It will be seen that Massachusetts is almost as far in the lead as a spinner of wool as she is a spinner of cotton. The State, however, that has shown the most marked increase in the last two years is not Massachusetts but Pennsylvania. . "As a weaving 8tat j Massachusetts leads the Union with a total of 212, 861 looms. Far behind is the second State, 8outh Carolina, with 57,060 looms. "In cotton weaving the first "three States, with their respective looms, are Mas3hchu8tt8 (190,865), South Caro lina (57,020), Rhode! Island (39,932) Tbe heaviest increase in the two years has been in South Carolina (i8,727 looms); the next. North Carolina (9 552 looms) ; tbe next, Massachusetts (8.672 looms, the next, Georgia, (8,640 looms). "In the weaving of wool Massachu setts stands first with 20,901 looms. Pennsylvania second with 20 272 looms. The rest are far behind, Rhode Island, the third, having but 9,465 looms. "The States Uhat show the moat marked increase in wool weaving ma chinery in two 5 ears with tbe meaure of their increase are as follows: Penn svlvania (1.159 looms). Rhode Island (836 loom-), New Jersey (644 looms), Maosachusetts (383) looms. "New Jersey almost monopolises Si! wlnK. heading the list with 22.285 looms, Pennsylvania is second with 13.403. New York third with 4,560 aud Massachusetts fourth with 1,095. "Pennsylvania has gained in two years z 007 stlk looms. New Jersey 1.8351, Massachusetts 252 and New York 247. - "The gain is most gratifying for tbe countrv In all three of theffreattextilA industries, and Massachusetts has no reason to be ashamed of her share in it. lhe Bay State is first in spinning and weaving cotton, first in spinning and weaving wool, and she has even increased a . once narrow lead over Connecticut as a weaver of silk." In addition to the information given cms statement shows how wnue tbe milling centers ?of the North are doinglairly, wed and are a little- more than holding1 their own, the leading cotton manufac turing States of the South are mak ing rapid progress, and promise to eoon catch up with ' the leading States in the North.1" South Caro- Una in spindles ', now leads all the Northern States owe 'Massachusetts nearly overtaken and will soon leave behind. North" Carolina leads all the New England States,, save Mas sachusetts and Rhode Island. The mill building progresses in the South, and the Southern milling States steadily move on towards tne front. I A gratifying feature of thisiro greBS is that tit is not confined, to cotton, but embraces wool and silk, both of which, especially the for mer, ought to be great industries. ThereUs nothing surprising in the growth of the woollen industry. The surprising thing is that it has not grown more rapidly, but the growth of .the .silk manufacturing industry is somewhat of a revela tion, especially as the raw silk is nearly all imported, very little, if any, being produced in this country. It is a noteworthy fact that the second silk manufacturing State is Pennsylvania, the great iron manu facturing State. There is little re lation between iron and silk. They are about as far apart as things could well be and therefore it is somewhat remarkable to see silk manufacturing introduced abj.tak ing the place of the iron mimnfac turing plants in counties where not many years ago iron-making, was the leading and about the only manufacturing industry. And this is suggestive of the law which does and will continue to control the 'manufacturing industries. Owing to various causes, such as the cost of the raw material, transportation, &c, the iron manufacturing indus try, which at one time was profit able, ceased to be profitable and the plants were converted into "silk milk Sj the lesson from which is that manufactacturers, especially those handling, heavy material, must get as near as possible to the base of suDDlies. Silk will on account of its value and comparative small bulk -and weight stand transports tion Ion? distances, cotton less and ironstill less. Does not the increase in the num her of silk mills and woollen mills suggest that such mills may eventu ally take the place of cotton mills if the constantly increasing number in the South should materially reduco the profits of cotton manufacturing in the North? As there is still room for more cotton mills, there is also room for many more woollen and silk mills, for this country ought to.be an exporter of woollen goods if not of silk, and it certainly Ought to make woollen and silk goods enough to supply the home de mand, and no doubt will before many years pass. Bnt, take it all in all, these figures show that this country as a whole is making gratifying progress in the textile industries, as it is in others. A WAVE OF IN3AHIT7. While there is method in her mad ness, no one doubts that Mrs. Na tion, who is waging that "hatchet" war against the saloons in Kansas cities, is demented on that subject. But the malady seems to be conta gious, lor lots 01 people have be come as crazy as she is, and they follow her and applaud and protect her while she is defying the consti tuted authorities, and the law and destroying the property of other people. Carried away by her insane zeal and antipathy to the liquor traffic, in which thousands of people who do not approve . of her violent methods sympathize with her, she is not to be condemned as much as the civil officers who give her encour agement and support, and make a mockery of the whole thing by "ar resting" her after she has done what she started out to do. And the courts add to the mockery by dis charging her, or turning her loose with the order to appear at some future time and answer the charges preferred against her, at all of which she laughs in their faces. Aside from the mockery of law, and municipal authority, the cow ardly and disgusting feature of these proceedings is that the men of these Kansas towns who sympathize with and approve of Mrs. Nation's'meth- ods, permit a few excitable and easily influenced women, led by this demented woman, to do what it would be more manly in them to do them selves if they think it ought to be done. Putting these women for ward on the assumption that they will be safe from attack and bodilv injury is cowardly and shamefn TUS It! : ' ... xuio tuiusr mav so on nntu Mr Nation runs up aeainst .someone who will forget that she is a woman when she may be seriously hurt, and then the encouraging men and mu nicipal authorities will have them selves torblame for it. WHJSBE WIXL THIS XHD. The report that the Morgan syn- U dicate has purchased air. v,arueg interest in the Carnegie Steel Com pany, seems to come in pretty good shape this time. Mr. Morgan has been working on that scheme for sArnA time. If this reported pur chase be true, which it probably is, the question might be asked wnere will this absorbing process , euu. The recent purchase for $70,000,- 000, cash, of the Southern racinc railroad gives this syndicate con trol of all the Pacific railways, ana consequently control of all trans continental transportation.. It had previously absorbed about 75,000 miles of railway, embracing many of the leading systems in tlje States east of the Mississippi. Auhort while ago it was reported that the Morgan syndicate had se cured a controlling 'interest in the anthracite coal region. This,-followed by control of the leading steel plant of the country, gives it con trol of transportation, coal and steel, and makes, it ' practically master of the productive industries. No body of men in any country ever held such power as this or became such a potent factor in industrial and public affairs, for this power means politi cal power as well, if they choose to exercise it,.and of course they will if their interests should become in volved. In view of the unprecedented and mighty strides this syndicate is making it might be asked where will this end ? A CUE8E TO THE C0TJHTY. TV. Newton Enterprise isn't' much stuck on the saw mills that have been started in that Bection of the country, of which there are a eood many. In referring to them it says: "Evtry mill that goes into our oak forests for the purpose of sending lum ber out of the county in its rough state will a curse to the county. It should be worked into furniture here, and the factories should be put up without ce lay." This is eminently sensible, for while the saw mills which cut up aod ship in the' rough timber suit able for furniture making and other manufacturing uses may bring a little money into the -communities in which they are located it is simply a case of killing the goose that lavs the golden egg. The few dollars that are paid for the standing timber are ridiculously small compared with the actual value of the trees even when cut up into rough lumber, and is ont of all comparison with their value when worked up into furniture or something else for which there is a demand and market. With these trees standing manufactories might be started, but with the forests stripped of them such manufacto ries become impossible; and that's where the "curao f 00 noa m. , t STAffi To produce the "best results; in fruit, vegetable or train, th e, fertilizer used must contain enough Potash.-' For partic ulars see our pamphlets. We send them free. GERMAN KALI WORKS, " 93 Nassau St, New York. HELD CONGREGATIONAL, MEETING. Annual Reports of Officers of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Last Night. The annual congregational meeting of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church was held last night in the lecture room.' The several reports from the Sunday School, Board of Deacons, the session and the pastor, Rev. A. D. McClure, were all very gratifying and showed every department of the church to be in a better condition than ever before. The treasurer's report was made and showed the following splendid fio an cial condition which the church has ett joyed during the year just closed: The amount raised during the past year by the congregation was $7,023.07. Of which amount $5,825 87 was raised by the congregation and $301 72 by tbe 8unday School; the societies con tributed $475 and miscellaneous con tributions were $920. AH obligations for the year were met. The report of Mr. W. C. VonGlahn, secretary and treasurer of the Sunday school, was made. It showed 5 officers, 23 teachers and 200 scholars enrolled. The average attendance for the year was 154. ' Rev. A. D. McClure, the beloved pastor, reviewed bis work during the year, and it showed the good resulting from bis labors and theco operation of the entire congregation. He said 21 additions were made to the church du -ring the year, and also, that out of tbe 280 resident members, 838 contribute regularly to the support of the church. The meeting was closed wiih a fer vent prayer by Mr. W. EL 8 prune mil NOT REPORT THE CASE. 1 i According to the eggologist of the N. C. experiment station if yon are after the number, and are not par ticular as to the flavor of the eggs your hens lay, feed them wheat shorts, cotton Seed meal and skim- milk, but if you want a nice flavor, with fewer but larger eggs, feed 1.1 1 . bueui 011 cracKea corn and corn dough. ;' It is announced "on the highest authority'' that Hon. David B. Hill will not be a candidate for the Dem ocratio Presidential nomination next time. We have no doubt, how ever, that with reasonable prospects 01 election it wouldn't require double-barrel shotgun to persuade V&yvx 1. to change his mind. Frank James, the reformed ban dit, who was a candidate for door keeper of the Missouri Legislature and was defeated, thinks the people of that State are ungrateful, and are not showing much disposition to encourage reform. May be the Bo ons were afraid that he was not sufficiently reformed. The present indications are that the British people will find Edward the 7th a pretty expensive figure head. He already wants an allow ance of $3,000,000 a year, in addi tion to which - Parliament will be asked to pay the $10,000,000 of debts he contracted while sloshing around as Prince of Wales. A contemporary asks, "Does it m mm AM . MM a . l' pay to be rich r" That aepenas upon the use that is made of riches. If a fellow is going to run his breath out pursuing riches, live hard and shnt his eyes to the . nice and good things of this world, he had better be poor and have some enjoyment. Committee Has Decided Unanimously Not to Report on Docker? Contest. Tbe Stab learns authoritatively that Election Committee No. 2. before which the Dockery-Bellamy election contest was heard, has decided - unani mously not to make any report on the case. This action leaves lion. j no. v. Bellamy in undisturbed possession of his seat in Congress from this district and vindicates the position that be took in bis brief before tbe committee at the hearing. A Washington correspon dent says the fact that Dockery did not at any time allege that he (Dock er j) was elected had much weight with the committee in reaching a unanimous conclusion. The news of this .disposition of the contest will be received with the ut most satisfaction by the numerous friends of Mr. Bellamy, not only in Wilmington but over the entire dis trict. Of course Dockery will not get the usual $2,000 usually allowed de feated candidates to make the contest. Our err at est special Ka . For twentv tears Dr. J. Newton Hathaway has so successfully treated cbronie diseases that he is acknow ledged to dav to stand at the head of Phis profession in this line. His exclu sive method or treatment tor vancocie and 8tricture without tbe aid of knife or caut ry cures in 90 per cent, of all cases, in tne treatment 01 joss or v i tal Forces, Nervous Disorder, Kidney and Urinary Complaints, Paralysis, Blood Poisoning, Rheumatism, Catarrh and Diseases peculiar to women, he is equally successful. Cases pronounced nopeiess oy omer pnysicmas, rcauujr yield to his treatment. Write him to day fully about your case. He makes no charge for consultation or advice, either at bis office or oy man. J. Newton Hathaway, m. d., 221 South Broad 8t., Atlanta, Qa, VALUABLE SERVICES RECALLED. The cigarette figured in a divorce a . w 1 A. case in usltosh, Wisconsin, last week, when a woman sued for di vorce on the ground that her hus band was a persistent and incorrigible cigarette smoker. The judge con sidered this sufficient and granted the divorce. Prof. Slaby, of Berlin, claims to have invented a contrivance by which hundreds, Or even thousands, of messages may be sent simultan eously over ocean cables. If so, why not over land, too ? This man seems to be getting in ahead of our Nikola Tesia. The directors of the Park Na tional Bank in New York, sympa thizing with its president who had to scuffle along on $25,000 a year, gave him a raise of $15,000 a few days ago. ' - English scientists regard Nikola Tesla's signals from Mars as "moon- shine." No moonshine about it. Nik is playing a star engagement. Deafness Cannot be Cured hy local applications, as itiey cannot reach the diseased pjrtlon or tbe ear. There ts only oa wv to cure daatawss, and hat la by constitu tional rme lea. Deaf bees is ranaea by an in flamed condition of the mnotns lining of tbe eustachian Tnbe. When this taoe is lufluned ?ub nav a nuab ln? s mnd or Imperfect hear n, and wben it entt ely cloeed, DeatnerB is tbe result, and nntess the inflammation cn be taken out and this tnbe restored to its normal oondlvou, hearing win ne a-stroyea rorever; nine ruses out 01 tra are rsnara it uhutd wmcnis oottunff out an uuaoea conuuou 01 than.n.iM anrfawa. - - We will give One Hundred Dollars for ary caw of De'tie4 (caused byear h) that can not be cured by Hau's Catarrh .ura. Bead for circulars, free. . j. uniwi at wii ivin v. -"t ' Hold bv all Drno-fiata 78c BaiTeramlir Fills are toe beat. Loss of Workers In Sesmen's Friends Society Cause for Regret. At the annual meeting of the Sea men's Friend Society, held at the Sea men's Home on the 5th inst., appro priate remarks were made with refer ence to tne removal rrom Wilmington of two friends of tbe - work whose places had not been . filled, . viz.. Rev. Dr. Robert Strange and Rev. Milton A Barber. Several members recalled the fact that when the society was without pecuniary means and when tbe organization . was little more than a name. Dr. Strange united - cordially with them in the reorganization and support of the good work which has gone forward steadily eyer aince. The loss of UoL Roger Moore and Capt. John Cowan, by death, and of the two clergymen named, by removal. it is still deeply, felt and it is hoped that the new members of tbe Board of Trustees will enter heartily into the work which has been so sicrnallv Diessed in recent years. Death of Mrs. E. C. Fowler. Mrs. Elizabeth C. Fowler, relict of the late Nathaniel B. Fowler, of this city, died Tuesday night at 9 o'clock at tbe residence of her step-son, Mr. P. R. Fowler, on Masonboro- Sound, at the advanced age of 82 , years.- Mrs. Fowler ' leaves no children but ex- Mayor John J. Fowler, of Wilming ton, Mr. P. R. Fowler, of Masonboro, and Mrs. J. D. Bell, of Rocky Point, are step children. The bereaved friends and relatives have the sympathy of manv friend in their sorrow. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the late residence of tbe deceased. No. 415 South Front street, and the interment . will be in Oakdale cemetery. - " Mrs. J. . : H. Land, Jr. , of Chad bourn,' was in "the city yesterday returning from a visit to her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Johnson at "! t LEGISLATURE. (Continued from 1st page. J ARE YOU PLUMP v " 1 or thin? red cheeks or sallow. .ISpectal Star 2Weflrron.l 1 1 h RaXBiaH, N. 0., Feb. 4 ; Other bills that passed final reading were: To prohibit dredging oysters iji Carteret county; to amend tbe laws relative to examination of State banks ; to authorize the Norfolk and Western Railway to establish branch lines in the State. ; Tbe Senate was in session only about an hour. ' Among the bills which passed final reading were: To exempt train dis patchers from jury duty; to allow ex sheriffs to collect back taxes to '99. Bills were ratified: To place the steamer Lilly in the custody oHue Governor; to incorporate 1 the Alle ghany & Piedmont Railroad Company. Mr. Willard introduced a bill in the House providing for an enlargement of tbe capitoL It appropriates $500 and the Board of Public buildings is directed, before the meeting of the General Assembly of 1903, to secure from competent persona full plans, specifications and estimates, for the as a part of the capitol, cf such erection necessary rooms for the use of commit tees of the members of the Legislature and officers of the State, as in their judgment are required for proper con ductand dispateh of the State's business. .- - T . Raleigh, N. C, Feb. 5. Bills passed final reading: To se cure passage of fish in the Cape Fear and Northeast rivers; for relief of the elerk of the Superior Court of Robeson county. ' Bills introduced: By Rountree, to incorporate the Duplin 'and Onslow Kailroad Company; to protect owners of timbers. By Shannonhouse, to im prove roads in Charlotte township. By Rheinhardt, to enlarge the power jpf county boards of pensions. In the Senate the bill to allow New Haoover commissioners to appropriate $500 each for the w. L L and Naval Reserves, passed final reading. Other bills passed: To incorporate Washington; substitute the State seal for the star and "N. C." on the 8tate flag; to authorize Scotland county to purchase land for a comt house, jail a iid borne for aged infirm (second read ing) ; to allow Wilson county to issue bonds (second reading) ; to appoint a com nil tee to investigate charges of extravagance, fraud and corruption in the Blicd Institute; resolution to in vestigate the running expenses of the steamer Lily. Bills introduced: By London, to provide for the Soldiers' Home in ac cordance with resolution of the recent Confederate Veterans' Convention. By Buchanan, to prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons. By Arlington, to apportion Congressional districts. By Smith, to require registration of archi tects. By McNeill, to abolish th office of standard keeper of Cumberland. Aycock's Text Book Bill Passed. Raleigh, N. C, Feb. 6. Aycock's text book bill passed its final reading in the House to day, and is now ready for ratification. No amendments were adopted in the House or Senate. It came up as the special order at 11 o'elock. There was nearly three hours . discussion. The principal fight was for exemption of various graded schools. . Mr. Roun tree was, the principal speaker, against all the amendments. He said Wil mington 'has one of the finest, best managed graded school systems in the State, but he wants the Aycock law to apply there, just as elsewhere. The amendment exempting Statesville and r quiring old text hooks to be ex- cnanged for full value was voted. As soon as the bill passed, new bills were introduced, that schools in Asheville, Statesville, Charlotte, Kinston, Salis bury and Hot Springs be exempted from operation of the law. These were referred to the Education Committee. The general impression is that all will receive unfavorable reports and fail to pass. The bill passed to extend the time for registration of land grants three years from January, 1901. The bill to pay State prison guards $30 instead of $15 per month was under discussion when the special order, the Aycock bill, was called up. No action was taken. Other bills introduced : By McLean, to appoint a cotton weighe at Laurin burg. By Nicholson, to allow Beau fort county to levy a special tax. By Nash, to provide water works for Elizabeth City. By Speaker Moore, to apportion congressional districts. In the Senate the following bills passed second reading: To amend the An Excellent Combination. 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It is a pity to get in the hab it of thinking of health as a thing to be hoped for; why not go for it now I There is only on way to make strength : byjood. You want .appetite first, then food. The -emulsion will give you food-rest, to master your food with. We'l 1 send you a little to try, 1 1 yon like. SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Pearl street, New York. charter of Smithfleld; to prevent btock running at large id Bobeson county. Bills passed final reading: To an thorize Brunswick county- to levy a a special tax; to allow Wilson county to issue bonds; to incorporate Parkton, Robeson county; to authorize Scotland county to issue, bonds; to incorporate Washington; to give the Governor power to appoint directors to the Blind Institute; to authorize sheriffs of counties to adjourn court in tbe ab sence of the judge to any- day of the term, or from day to day during the term until the judge comes; to extend the time to compromise and settle tbe Slate debt to 1903; to protect cutters of mill logs in Hyde, Onslow and Pam lico counties. Bills were introdced: By Long, to provide State banks of issue. By Mor ton, to: protect merchant millers in North Carolina. B v Forshee, to trans fer a section of .Wake to Durham county. By Mcintosh, to prevent im position on clients by attorneys. ' The House and Senate were invited to a reception by Governor aod Mrs. Aycock, at the mansion Friday night. Committee Meeting. s. A meeting of the Committee on Propositions and Grievances was held tbjs afternoon to consider bills to reg ulate hours of labor and employment of children in cotton mills. It result ed in an agreement with cotton mill operators, who had representatives present, that all legislation on the subject be suspended and mill men adopt an iron-clad rule, with all mills a party thereto, that sixty six hours constitute a week's work and no child under 13 years be employed. The agreement, will be drawn and signed within two weeks. The Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections decided this afternoon to report in favor of Stringfield (Dem ocrat), the sitting member, in tbe contest by 8tamey, (Republican) from the 33rd district. - A joint committee on congressional districts met tonight to map out a plan of operation, and decided to meet February thirteenth at 3 P. M. to hear argument on all bills already or yet to be introduced for redisricting the State ; thereafter to go into execu tive session to consider bills and draft recommendations or a substitute bill, as deemed best Special Star Correspondence. Raleigh, N. C, February 6. The bill allowing the commissioners of New Hanover couoty to levy a special tax for and approoriate to the Wil mington Light Infantry and the Wil mington Division Naval Reserves, the sum of $500 each annually, has now passed all its readings in both branches of tbe General Assembly, and is ready for ratification. There is another bill, however, of great' interest to the Naval Reserves, which is not having such smooth sail ing, but which it is hoped by Senator Morton will get through all right It is a substitute bill by Senator Morton for a bill by Mr. Rountree, which has already passed its readings in tbe House. The original, by Mr. Roun tree, empowered the county commis sioners to sell tbe old court house and the adjacent corner lot, Princess and Third streets. Wben tbe bill came over to tbe Senate Capt. Morton "held it up," and offered a substitute .which bas for its object a provision by whicb tbe old court house may be retained as an armory for the Naval Reserves. It is understood that the Odd Fel lows want the property, especially the vacant orner lot, for the purpose of erecting a new temple thereon. So Senator Morton's substitute is to em power the commissioners to sell the scant lot But provides, that in case a petition asking that the old court bouse building be presented to the Naval Reserves during the life of the division is signed by a majority of the property owners of the county within three months after the ratification of tbe act the commissioners cannot sell that part of the property. Tbe act is, Mr. Morton says, so drafted that the disposition of the old court house only amounts to a loan of the building to the Reserves, as the title muat revart tn thn Mimiv if division should at any time be dis banded for as much as ninety days. The substitute is now in , tbe hands of a 8enate committee, before whom Mr. Rountree is expected to appear in the interest of the House bill this af ternoon or to morrow. ToRedistrict the State.' Senator Arrlngton's bill to redistrict the State as to Congressional represen tation introduced yesterday provides for ten districts, two of which would probably be Republican. It apportions the counties so that New Hanover would be in tbe third. The districts are by the bill to be constituted as follows: 1st Beaufort , Bertie, Camden, Carteret Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans; Tyrrell and Washington. . 2od. Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Lenoir, Martin, Pitt, Wayne and Wilson. ' " ' 3rd. Brunswick, Bladen; Columbus, Craven, Duplin, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender and Sampson. 4th. Franklin. Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance, Wake and Warren. 5tb Alamance. Caswell, Chat ham, Durham, Guilford, Orange, Per son and Rockingham. : 6th. Anson: Cumberland, Harnett 1 Montgoaerji lloore, Rscdolph, Rich? j mond, Robeson and Scotland. ; , 9tn. Aiexanuer, uatawoa, .rrariso, Caldwell, Cleveland,. Gaston; Iredell, Lincoln and Rutherford.- ' 10th. Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Grabam. Haywood. Henderson. Jack son, McDowell, - Madison, PolkY 8 wain, Macon and Transylvania.. : Judge: Purnell has granted final discbarge - in bankruptcy to H. -I. Fennell of Wilmington. . --j r Tbe 8tate Board of . Education bas postponed the. election of a State En gineer of Swamp Land. Capt. Joe H. McRee, of -Wilmington," is the: only candidate announced, but it is under stood that there will be one or to other candidates. J. U. Ellington, former State librarian among the number The oflBce pays flOOO and requires very little time. THE SEATING OF MR. SIMMONS Ex-Mayor Fiebblate (lathered Impressions in Washington Favorable to the I Democratic Senator. Ex Major S. EL Fishblate, who re turned yesterday from New York via Washington, and who stopped over at the Capitol for a short while to feel the "pulse of the nation," so to speak, said last night in au interview with a representative of this paper that he was satisfied that the seating of Hon. F. M. Simmons in the next TJ. S. Senate would not be opposed by Pritcbard, as currently reported and believed in the State for several days past Mr. Fishblate took . occasion while in Washington to interview a number of leading men both in the House and Senate and was thus enabled to pretty accurately - determine the sentiment there touching the unreasonable move of the Republicans, prompted and in stigated by Butler, who fortunately will retire in March and who will therefore not have an opportunity to register his protest Mr. Fishblate had a talk with Mr. Pritchard while at the capitol and gives it as bis opinion that tbe Senator will arraign the manner in which the , election was held in the State, but will not hold Mr. Simmons responsible for the conditions or oppose his seating. Night Sweats, loss of appetite, weak and impoverished blood, colds, la grippe and general weakness are frequent results of malaria. Roberts' Tasteless Chill Tonic eliminates the malaria, purifies your blood, restores your appetite and tones up your liver. 25c. per bottle. Insist on having Rob erts. No other "as good." R. R. Bellamy. Jos C. Shepard, Jr., and J. Hicks Btjuthio. t THE REV. J. M. WELLS, PH. D. Has Bade Stannton Congreratioa Qood bye Preparatory to Coming Here. The Stannton.lva., correspondent of the B.ichmond'1 Dispatch said yes terday in that paper: "The Rev. J. M. Wells, having re signed the .pastorate of the Second Presbyterian church to go to Wil mington, N. C , has bidden the Staun ton church good-bye. With bis family Mr. Wells is now in Buena Vista, en route to Jackson, Miss., to visit his aged parents before assuming charge at Wilmington. During Mr. Wells' stay here there were 180 additions to the Second church in bis four and a half years' pastorate. Until a pastor can be had the temporary vacancy at the Second church will be filled by the Rev. William L. Bailey, of Af ton. Elders T. C. Morton, S. Brown Alien, B. A. Hughes, Deacons Allen M. Howison, Frank T. Hoit J. W. Lore grove, and Messrs. Marshall Fultz, Newton Argenbright and R L. Floyd, from the congregation at large, are a special committee to secure a pastor to succeed Mr. Wells." . Payetteville's Smallpox. Dr. McGougan, County Superin tendent of Health, at Fayetteville, yesterday at noon issued an official bulletin stating that One case of vario loid in the mildest form, was discov ered in the morning. The patient is a negro named A. J: Johnson, living on Hay street. He is already convalescing, but was sent to the hospital as a matter of precaution. This is the first case reported in a week. The Observer says that Col. Cook and family have returned to the city from their week' temporary isolation at the Fuller place on Harrington Hill, and that smallpox failed to make its appearance in the family as was anticipated. On Inspection Tour. Messrs. E. D. Hotchkiss, general agent of the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad; Thornton Lewis, manager of the Kanawha Dispatch, and Robert L. French, general agent of the Eana wha Dispatch, arrived yesterday morn ing in a handsome Chesapeake and Ohio private car attached to A. C. L. train No. 41, which arrived at 9:20 o'clcck. A member of the party stated that they were here for no special busi ness, but stopped for a day or two while making an inspection tour of the two Carolinas. The party will go south to sight Littleton Female College continues to receive more applications for teach ers from among ita former pupils and graduates than it can accept At this time every former pupil of the institu tion, so far as can be ascertained, who desires to teach is at work. A teacher is desired in mediately for a good country schooL Any young lady wishing this place may write at ongtoRev. J. M. Rhodes, Littleton, Greenville Reflector: John Legget, colored, man about 40 years old, who lives half way between Whicbard and Keelsville, in tbe northern portion of the county, went to Stokes Saturday and filled up 'on whiskey. He went back to bis home after dark and is supposed to have started a fire with oiL The house and contents were destroyed and tbe man ournea to death. Jis wife was away from home when he returned and the pile of ashes and charred body are the only things to tell of the horrible end ing of bis life. WOMAN'S .TROUBLES ARB FEMALE DISEASES CURED BY Johnston's Sarsaparilla QUABT BOTTLES. Painful and Suppressed Menses, Ir regularity Leucorrhoea, Whites, Steri' ity. Ulceration of the Uterus, chan.r',. of life, in matron or maid, all fin.l r",. lief, help, benefit and cure in JOHa TON'S SARSAPAKILLA. It is a m, panacea for all pain or headache about the top or back of the head, distr. ing pain in the left side, a disturWu condition of digestion, palpitation of the heart, cold hands and feet, ncrv ousness and irritation, sleeplessne . muscular weakness, bearing-do wii pains, backache, legache, irregular ac tion of the heart, shortness of breath abnormal discharges, with extreme! v painful menstruation, scalding of urine ' swelling of feet, sorenessof thebreas's! neuralgia, uterine displacement ami catarrh, and all those symptoms au.-i troubles which make the average v . , man's life so miserable. MICUIOASr DBCfi CO., Detroit, Mich. For sale by "HERBERT L. FENTRESS, Wilmington, N. C. DR. WILLIAM W. LANE. Well Known Wilmiofton Physician end Snperiotendeat ef tbe City Hospital Passed Away Yesterday. Dr. William W. Lane, one of YiU inington's best known physicians ariti for many years and at the time of hi death the capablesuperintendentof th City Hospital, died yesterday morning at 5 o'clock, at tbe institution,, to th upbuilding of which he has contributed so largely in the past , Dr. Lane had been ill since the Bai urday before Christmas, with a comp'u cation of diseases the most important of which was scirrhosia of the liver, but on last Monday it was Thought he was much better; and hopes were enter . tained of his recovery.' He grew grad -ually worse, however, and passed peacefully away yesterday .morning, aa stated. v. 1 " Deceased was born August 12Ui.. 183L at Wrightsville Sound, the Sum mer home of his parents, the late Levin and Margaret Moore Lane, who resided then at ' Rocky Point. B graduated at the University of North CaroHna when only 21 years of ege and later pursued his medical ' studies in New" York and Paris, spending two years in the latter city. Returning to this country, : he lived for five or six years at Vickaburg, Miss., in the prac tice of his profession and in agricul tural pursuits. Later he served in th Confederate army as assistant surgeon and surgeon, and after" the cessation of hostilities, he returned to the family' homestead at Rocky Point, practicing his profession and farming. In 1870 he came to Wilmington and began his ; career as a physician, and was soou ; made surgeon of the Marine Hospital : here, retaining a large private .prac tice. Later, Dr. Lane established a private sanitarium of his own and later this became the City Hospital by joint purchase and maintenance by tbe county and municipality. With the exception of a year or two he ha& -been at the head of the institution ever, since serving with marked abil ity and winning the plaudits of both the public and managers of the insti tution. - In all stages of Nasal Catarrh there should be cleanliness. As ex perience proves, Ely's Cream Balm is a cleanser,- soother and healer of the diseased membrane. It is not drying nor irritating, and does not produce sneezing. Price 50 cents at druggists, or it will be mailed by Ely Brothers, . 56 Warren street. New York. Upon being placed into the nostrils, if spreads over the membrane and re lief is immediate. It is an agreeable cure. " i QUEEN W1LHELMINA Will Be Married To-day io the Palace at Tbe Hagae. lis cable to tbe Morning star. TAB Hague, February h. Fifty workmen's societies, with bands of music and ' five ; triumphal cars, marched past the palace this afternoon in honor of the approaching: marriage of Queen Wilhel.mina. Tbe Queen, and her future husband, Duke Henry, of Mecklenburg-Schuren, reviewed them. The civil marriage will occur, in the presence of tbe nearest relatives, in the palace, at 11.30 A. M. to-morrow. The royal party will proceed to the church in procession ' and after the religious marriage . will return to tbe palace, where Queen Wilhelmina will bold court and receive congratula tions. A gala luncheon will follow at 4.15 P.-M. The couple will then de part on their honeymoon, v YOUTSEY SENTENCED. does to State's Prison lor Life for Shoot log (ioveraor Qoebel. By Telegraph to tbe Morning star. 3 Georgetown, Ky., February 5. Henry E. Youtsey, stenographer to Gov. Taylor during bis incumbency, and who was tried aa a principal in the shooting of Gov. Wm. Goebel. and found guilty, was arraigned before Judge Oantrill late this afternoon and sentenced to life imprisonment rj When sentence was pronounced Youtsey exclaimed : "I am innocent ! I have been convicted by base acd infamous subordinations of perjury." No appeal will be taken and the prisoner will be taken to Staters prison shortly. It Saved Bla Lee. 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 is the best salve in the world. Cure guaranteed. Only 25 cents. : Sold by R. R. Bellamy, drug gist, t i 1 -it a.a.a.i.a.a.a.,. .r ff J J FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN SHEllsAi SI IpsJrtBpophTUthem,ukt bo other uul ymwaStli bertihriU. that noatycaa bar. ALL DEALERS KEEP THEM. :(' WM- Tb( I ing the i in ha: for Soi Kit trcx Cai per rap san it ma fan Th pla yes pro bee anc firs 9th C of tad Alt and J go an i froi mo ma; unt out obe Plai T( join few prot that liqu widi CI Coo; last they the a that ;.Mi plan the j in tti thea visit in p matt she lived in I liqui Th orga held no won - PE1 Fire Ftbr day i and '. taioe The loss The havi of r i strea fire I whic perse bodi .of fi Four they still voirs panic Eit the A pani Olfic v tal Th La., Capt scho ; now r V port Th Quit, whic ; barn -",v part i left 1 "fi- mio fami ,i.y captt V;-v entei comi j Bro UpOl was woul cong .thest futui ."-vl bran i tiona "cA r. 1 f '..kl H The NB ': gran " v MOBS ; McL Regii the,l r trio ( 3 'or;! Smit ii rupti of c bride of th Th gran who! mem past Com to do was - - roam clean W: head; s pleas 1 'illi I Figs. Co. A 1.

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