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WILMINGTON, N. C.
Fmday. - - Ffbeuabt 15, 1901
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marine owned by men who would
FIGHTING THE FILIPINOS AND
V ATTBE, TOO.
It isn't the Filipinos only that
oar soldiers in the Philippines have
to fight, bat nature, too, which is
more destructive than bullets. We
Two hundred bushels of po
tatoes remove eighty pounds
soil. Unless this auantitv
compete with each other for cargoes,
not only with each other but with
the ship owners of other countries,
thus ci vine our ahinnera the benefit
have had numerous reports of the ' Ss&fSl. the followinp- croo will
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is returned to the soil,
f "A DISASTROUS EXPERIMENT."
As far aa we know Senator Mc
Laurin, of South Carolina, is the
'. 1 onlySeoator calling himself a Dem-"raVwbo-
favors the Hanna -ship
- S subsidy scheme, and he is obliged to
confess that the bill doesn't meet
-V bis full approval, but he supports it
- ec&fl83-Bome cotton spinners in the
South in convention expressed them
selves in favor of government aid to
a merchant marine. That, accord
ing to Senator McLaurin, offsets
whatever defects there may, in his
opinion, be in the Frye-Pay'ne, or as
it is more frequently and doubtless
more correctly called, the Hanna
bill. By aligning himself with
Hanna and company and against his
Democratic colleagues, and his Dem
ocratic constituency, Senator Mc
Laurin has achieved some temporary
notoriety, has elicited a vote of prac
tical censure from the Legis
lature of his own State, and some
attention from the Democratic papers
" of the country, South and North,
some ol which show how much in
error ho is in taking it for granted
that Qanna's grab will help the
cotton growers, or manufacturers of
the South, or help the Souh in any
we published an extra'cf
from a letter of the Washington cor
respondent of the Atlanta Constitu
tion showing what precious little
prospect there is of Southern sea
ports benefitted by the proposed
subsidies. The Philadelphia Record
. takes Senator McLaurin in hand to
, show him how little, the cotton
growing industry of the South needs
subsidized .ships, and consequently
ships but not ffom the subsidized,
for these subsidized ship owners
wouldform themselves into a colos
sal combine to control the business,
or they would by mutual agreement
divide the trade between them so as
casualties by death and disease, bnt glg$. materially decrease
We have books telling about
composition, use and ralne of
fertilizers for various crops.
not to conflict with each other. Be
tween these with their subsidies
they would have the advantage of
the unsubsidized foreigner and
would eventually drive him into
other waters, giving them practical
control of our shipping business,
and then with foreign competition
oat.of the way how would our ship
pers and our cotton growers fare?
Would they have any better service
or would their cotton cross the seas
for less money? ; Not much.
I 's5S!iS-S5?!i '"ey are sent tree.
SMALLPOX IN RALEIGH.
A Well Developed Case Discovered in the
Baptist FemdUalvergity-AII Pre
BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND IT.
Intelligent Northern people who
give any thought to the suffrage
question in the South are beginning
to understand it and view it very
differently now from what they did
a few years ago. It is somewhat re
markable, too, that some of the
plainest utterances for and strong
est defences of qualified suffrage,
that which eliminates the mass-of
ignorant and vicious negroes, have
been made in Boston and other
New England centers of abolition
ism where years ago it was con
tended that the negro, the "man
and brother," as they were wont to
call him, was in every respect the
equal of the white man and entitled
to all the rights and privileges of
the white man. This idea grew un
til it ceased to be confined to the
New' England States, for it took
possession of the Republican party
and became the inspiration of the
how little it would be benefitted by j suffrage and civil rights legislation.
it, and proceeds thus :
During the past calender year the
exports of raw cotton amounted
to 6,671,561 bales, of the value of
1314,853.586. ThU is nearly 1.000,000
bales and over $1,000,000,000 in excess
of the figures of cotton exports for the
. calendar year 1899. It would appear
from this that the cotton exports of
the South have small need of a subsidy
stimulus. Great Britain stands at the
head of the list of the foreign consum
ers of these enormous cotton exports,
having paid for them $142,090,393 last
year. German? comes next as a pur
chaser ($78,473,376), and France next
($30,181,055). Japan consumed South
ern cotton to the value of $9,073,000
last year. .
"The largest portion of this Amer
lean cotton was carried away in the
ships of the countries which coasumn
it "Very little of it was transported
by fast mail steamers. Its carriers
were tramp ships, which receive no
. bounty or. favoritism from any Gov
ernment, and eagerly compete with
.. each other for freights. Is there any
system so likely as this to cheapen
rates of transportation for cotton f
"But," exclaim the subsidy monr
gars, -'the American pnoole pay for
eign shipowners $200.000,000 a year
for carrying their ocean freight!"
While this has been exposed
vet and over again as a gross
exaggeration, the questions recur:
Who pay the freights on the enormous
volume of exports from the United
Stales the producers or the foreign
consumers! Who pay for the ship
ments of Southern cotton the plant-
ore OT mo manufacturers or England,
France and Germany, and their cus
tomers throughout the world? Sen
ator McLaurin says that the South is
now producing one-third of the whole
exports of the country, and for this
reason American ships should be sub
sidized to carry these exports. That
. is to say, a Government system should
j-5 be adopted to take away from foreign
ers their share in carrying away the
American products of farm and work
shop which they consume. So far as
Southern cotton planters are concern
ed this would be apt to prove a most
Rev. Lyman Abbott delivered a
lecture in Boston a few nights ago
on "A Study of the Problems of
Democracy," incidentally alluding
to the suffrage question in the
South, in which he is thus substan
tially quoted in a press dispatch
"The result of the universal suffrage
was w give political power to a great
uouj oi ex naves witnout previous
training or eaucatioa and with
u puunc&i capacity. xne car
pet-Dag government notoriously failed
w protect person, property, reputa
tionor family. The 8outh engaged
in a revolution for the purpose of
uvorturutriDg n. XDe ooiiom or so
ciety never ought to govern the top,
and it would govern the top if polit
ical power was conferred upon a great
body of ignorant and incompetent
Vf. Abbott declared that the North
ougni to 8ympatfjiZ8 with the end
wnicn the South had in view. He
applauded the attempts in recent years
to have t be better element cnvnrn ih
ooum. me fact that the negroes.
emeremg from a condition t absolute
poverty, own abjut $300,000,000 worh
or personal and ral etue, con
clusively shows that their personal and
property rignts era in the main well
protected. The further fact that the
South expends about $40,000,000 an ou
ally in school fuods, of which sum the
negroes contribute one thirieth. shows
conclusively that the 8outh desires the
eaucauon or the negro.
iuro suuuiu oa arawn, con
tinued Dr. Atbrtt, "not a color or
face Hne. but a character line. Booker
l. wasmngton should not be refused
a ballot because his face is black,
when an ignorant, incompetent,
drunken white man is allowed the
right of suffrage. Manhood must
come first, suffrage afterward.
"I regret the recrudescence of bar
bariBm in the operation of lynch law,
but with lyncbibgs in Ohio, with a
Kansas woman smashing s1oods in
xupsaa ana another woman demol
here is the latest authentic one, from
Col. Charles P. Greenleaf, chief sur
geon of the army of occupation.
After stating that there are 375 gar
risons in the islands, necessitating a
larger medical force than would be
necessary if the troops were more
concentrated, he says:
"The 'sick reports' show that fur
seven months, from January 1, 1900,
to July 31. 1000. the ratio of 'uon
! effectives' averaged 8 84 percent. Iu
June, 1900, when the strength of the
army wa 63.281 the number of 'non
effectives' was 5 563, or 8 79 per cent.
In January, 1900, the total strength
was 63,438. and the number of 'non
effectives' was 5,590, or 8 81 per cent.
Intestinal diseases (including typhoid
fever) cause 85 per cent, of the total
disabilities, malarial fever 23 per cent,
and wounds about 10 per cent. It is
estimated that 44 per cent, of
the total non-effective force suf
fers from disease which is prevent
able by improved sanitation. All
aicknessdn the Philippines, as in other
tropical countries, produces an effect
on the general economy, says Colonel
Green lealf, that does not follow sim
ilar sickness in the temperate regions,
sapping vital forces which are not res
tored by natural processes. The effect
of illness is cumulative, the patient
becoming disabled permanently. A
patient suffering from malaria is
sometimes cured by removal to a san
itary point in the island, but even
after recovering reinfection with
malaria frequently follows, and in
many instances the man either dies or
has to be invalided home. Rheuma
tism is practically incurable, while
complete recovery from intestinal
diseases is a rare exception.
Continuing he remarks that the
ratio of deaths from disease com
pared with deaths from wounds is as
three to one, and the mortality from
disease is 26.7 per thousand per
annum. Instead of getting better
he says it will get worse, for "as
time progresses and the men become
more debilitated by tropical service
the more marked will become the
ratio of deaths. The non-preventable
diseases will become more severe in
type and more intractable."
This is not a very cheerful out
look, even if we succeed in subju
gating the Filipinos, or in seducing
them into taking the oath of alle
giance, for a big army will be neces
sary for an "indefinite period," as
Senator Carter expressed it, or for
"a long time," as General MacAr
thnr expressed it, to garrison the
islands, to hold the disorderly or
pugnacious elements down. And
the implacable and insatiable reaper, I IMPROVE NORTHEAST RIVER.
death, will demand his victims right
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, February 13. A
well developed case of smallpox was
discovered in the Baptist Female Uni
versity here today. The patient is
Miss Meda Highsmith, daughter of
George Highsmith, of Marleland,
Sampson county. The disease was
carried into the institution by a negro
who was recently employed as a servant.
Drs. Dixon, Carroll, McKee, and R.
M. Lewis, secretary of the State Board
of Health, diagnosed the case, and in
an official statement to-night Preai
dentVaan, of the University, says:
"Dr. Lewis assured the faculty and
students that with prompt vaccination
he didn't apprehend the slightest
trouble; that he could say with almost
perfect confidence there was absolutely
no danger. There is only one case in
the university and that is in the east
building, which is thoroughly isolated.
We have gone promptly! and thor
oughly into the vaccination business,
and are not looking for the plague to
spread. The panicy feeling among
the girls seems to have been dispelled
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. 0., Feb. 11.
The House bill to increase the num
ber of Superior Court judges and judi
clal districts from twelve to sixteen
passed the Senate to day 26 to 12 on
roll call ballot Amendments by Lon
don for fifteen districts and Candler
for fourteen were voted down by big
majorities. The passage of the bit
a 1 I m m
was neia up lor an nour or more
awaiting adoption by the Senate and
House of an amendment to 8ection 914
of the Code, providing that after July
1, 1901, judges holding special terms
of court shall receive no compensation
except actual expenses, which must be
paid by the county in which the
special term is held. Rules were bus
peoded in both House and Senate for
the passage of this amendment, and
thereafter the Senate passed the bill for
sixteen judges and districts.
Utner bills passed the Senate: To
amend chapter 790, Laws 99. regard
ing wrecks and wrecking interests; to
abolish the office of standard keeper in
Bills introduced: By Currie, to in
corporate Clarkton, Bladen county.
By Brown, to prevent the sale of
cigarettes to minors.
This cigarette bill is the second one
introduced by Brown. The original
bill, it was thought, would destroy the
business of cigarette manufacturing in
the State and will die in the hands of
the committee. The bill introduced
to-day ha-, excellent prospect of be
coming a law. Its provisions are :
"Section 1. That it shall be unlaw
ful for any person, firm or corpora
tion to sell, offer to sell or give, buy
for or offer to buy for, any person or
persons under 21 years, any cigarettes,
cigarette paper, or substitute therefor.
' Section 2. That any person vio
lating the provisions of this act shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon
conviction, be fined or imprisoned, or
both, at the discretion of the court"
In the House the following bills
passed: To incorporate the Duplin and
Onslow Railroad Co. ; to incorporate
the Eastern Insurance Co., Washing
ton ; to incorporate the Bank of Red
8prings; to allow commissioners of
In the main, consumption
is not hereditary, ijt is infectious.
People are too afraid of heredi
ty; better not think of the sub
ject at all. Infection occurs
Low vital force is hereditary;
which gives consumption its
chance. . And infection plants
Between the two, the crop
is a big one: about one-sixth
of the human race, so far as is
We suppose it needn't be 5
per cent, if people would take
fair care and Scott's, emulsion
of cod-liver oik
The care saves life in all
ways ; the emulsion is specially
aimed at the lungs, beside its
general food-effect - -
We'll send you a little to try, if yoa like.
SCOTT & BOWNE. 400 Pearl street, New York
by the public statement of Dr. Lewis
Students have returned to their work, j Pitt county to elect a cotton weigher
and barring some inconvenience from ror Greenville; to prohibit fast driving
quarantioe, we do not expect much
trouble. The patient is. doing very
An order was filed here to day fix
ing the 23rd day of March as the time
for sale of Black well's Durham To
bacco Co. property, in all respects in
accordance with the decree entered
September 4, 1900, in tbat regard.
along, and in greater number than
now. What an awfnl Drice we are
paying f or"benevolent assimilation,"
0R THE WORLD.
This country is becoming the ag
ricultural implement maker for the
world, as shown by the remarkable
progress made within the past four
years m exports to different foreign
countries. The following tahl.
which we clip from the New York
journal of Commerce, shows the in
crease in these exports last year as
compared with 1896.
trtber Eurup '.
miusQ .orto Am-rc....
Arerain- ' "
O iher ttonth m 1ca . . .'
Brl ian Aastrallada
4 8 6 4
3 1 144
120 8 7
SI 89 493
2 9 6 75
3 019 874
17 8 61
1 391 415
$4,648 7i9 $15 979 9.9
tores in unieavn w
musi realize tbat this evil is not dis
Jinctly Southern "
If there were not ships enough to The scone and intent of nOTn
arry our cotton to the foreign mar- franchisement in the South was to
kets, and our planters suffered loss put the "bottom rail" on top-not
from deficient transportation, there to benefit the negro, for the men
might be some consistency and some, who concocted that kind of legisla
excuse for the position taken by tion knew better than that,' but to
Senator McLaurin and those whom help the Republican party and en
he represents, but that is not the able it to hold the power that was
case, lor our cotton handlers have sli
always been able to secure prompt few sensible people, not actuated by
and abundant transportation, save partisan motives, who would r,n
.wniie so many vessels were taken
into the service of the British Gov
ernment to transport troops and
war supplies to South Africa. This
caused a temporary shortage of ves
sels and an advance in frirfct
contend that the bottom rail should
be on top.
Mr. Barrett, former minister
to Siam, predicts that the next big
war will be bot.woon
a "' wu V Cm VJ Cm LL mm
charges, but there was nothing like Russia, and that Japan will whin
a ClOg in the rnf.f.nn oV.;r HcMnan .. i 4..
- Buiiucuto, ouo nan luu oesE navy and
Comparatively cramped as the ser:- "the best equipped and the most
vice was last year, transportation able of all the armies in the world "
was found for 6,671.561 bales, about This looks like some exaggeration
two-thirds of the crop. but there is foundation for the tri-
Anotner point worthy of note in I bute to Japan.
tnis connection is that while the
cotton crop has steadily increased
from year. to year, until it is three
A Pretoria dispatch says there are
aoouc 60.000 Koera in i.h
times as large as it was a quarter of ral that Kitchener has establish.
a century ago, the transportation has As there were only about 300,000
more than kept pace with the pro- People including the ontlanders in
doction, so that planters of the South the Ber country at the beginning
-have np more trouble in finding trans- tSje racket, Gen. Kitchener's
portation for their large crops now acoopers must have been raking the
than they did for their small crops country effectively,
some years ago. The ships that are '
huilt and owned abroad, while they Gen MacArthur has discovered
sail under the flags of the respective that maDT of te Filipino merchants
countries in which they are owned, are "rebels," and many of them
practically belong to the world, and have doubtless been playing the role
go under orders and contract all of "Amigo" and pulling the wool
over the world, from any p6rt in the over tne eJ68' American officials.
woria ta any port in the world.
They are the common carriers of
the seas just as a railroad is a com
mon carrier on land.. Their busi
ness is to earn money, and they
compete with each other to earn it,
thus giving the commerce of the
world as good service as can be
secured by competition. ,
As a matter of national pride
every American would like to see a
splendid American merchant marine,
bnt as a matter of business 'he
Deafness Cannot be Cured
tkmal ivnie 1. Deafi.es laraueabv an m.
tuned condition of the moot us lining of the
tu-taciiun Tub, when tola tuDe la iBflimed
y. ha a ruaib ln s und or Imperfect hear
Iwf'?1.?1111 ' : nU 'y closed, Df afners Is
toe reemt, and noles the Inflammation cm be
and thla tube restored to its normal
on, hearing will be d-atroyed foroer;
iPi.?89 P' rn re ransMl y Catarrh
""T swe.one Hundred Dollars for any
SF&ZZZlSy CQ1 oycxiar h) that can
SScutoS f free?7 la'ra Bead tor
Bold bv'aii ni-SSL CO. Toledo, O.
ow i ikiour nus
This is nearly a four-fold increase
in four years, with the indications
that it will continue for some time,
as it is stated that there are now
stored in'three of our largest ports
25,000 tons of these implements
awaiting shipment, a great part of
which goes to Southern Russia. Ar
gentina is also a large buyer. These
two facts are significant, and ought
to interest the American farmer.
The sale of these implements
means money in the pocket of the
American makers, but it also means
money eventually out of the pocket of
the American farmer, for Southern
Russia and Argentina are the Ameri
can farmer's coming competitors, and
wnen they are furnished with Amer
ican farm implements and learn h'ow
to use them their competition will
become formidable, and at no dis
tant day either, judging from the
progress made in both of those coun
tries, and the japidity with which
Southern Siberia is becoming bodu-
lated. ; ' '!
Died Last Night.
Capt George Morrison, for many
years a conductor of the Atlantic Coast
Line Railroad Company, and later
with the Seaboard Air Line in the
same capacity, died last night at 10:20
o'clock, at the City Hospital, after an
illness of several years. Capt. Morri
son was about 70 years of age, and for
the past three or four years had been
incapacitated for employment. He is
survived by one brother, Mr. Thos
Morrison, who resides at corner of
Fifth and Princess streets, and one
daughter who resides with her hus
band at Seattle, Washington. The
funeral arrangements had not been
definitely decided upon last night
Matter Which Was Considered by Cham
ber of Commerce Receives Attealion
la tbe U. S. toogress.
A gentleman interested in the mat
ter received a letter yesterday from
Hon. Jno. D. Bellamy, member of
3oDgress from this district, in which
be stated he would use his best en
dravor with tbe co-operation of Sena
tor Pntcbard to secure an amendment
to the River and Harbor bill, now held
up in the 8enate. by which it would
provide for the ultimate deepening of
the Northeast rier from Wilmington
to Castle Haynes, which matter was
brought to the attention of th- Wil
mington Chamber of Commerce by
Mr. Jas. H. Chadbourn, Jr., at the
Readers of this paper will remember
that the contemplated improvement
was asked because tbe plan is practi
cable and for the reason that with a
detpeniDg of the river, Mr. Chadbourn
stated that he could assure the Cham-
oer me establishment of a very laree
and important manufacturing enter
prise at Castle Haynes, the nature of
which he did not then, nor does he
now, think advisable to make public.
Mr. Bellamy said that would do his
best for an appropriation covering a
survey of the stream as a preliminary
step to its improvement as desired.
THE CRONLY PINE PIBRE PLANT
Has Properties 'at Atlanta and Augusta.
Something of the Corporation.
The New York Commercial of a re
cent date has the following of an in
dustry located near Wdmington and
to wnicn public attention has been
much called recently:
"The American Pine Fiber Com
pany, which was formed a few months
ago in New Jersey, has opened its
main office in this city, and is now
operating the plants combined at the
time the company was formed. Its
capital is a.uuo.uoo.
"The main properties acquired are
the Cronly plant at Cronly, N. C , and
the Southern Pine Fiber Company, at
Augusta and Atlanta. Tbe company
announces it will increase the capacity
of the . Cronly plant, ten fold. No
effort bis been made to list the stock
of the combine on any of the stock
exchanges, but it is said this will be
done after the properties have bee a in
operation ror some time."
FARMERS' MUTUAL ASSOCIATION.
over bridges in Robeson, Duplin,
Cumberland and other counties.
Representative Smith introduced a
bill in the House to provide funds to
assure four months school in every
county of the State. It requires that
after annual apportionment by the
c unty school boards, the superinten
dent of county schools shall report to
the State superintendent of public in
struction all townships that do not re
ceive $90. Within ten dys thereafter
the State superintendent shall issue a
arft on the State treasurer for the
amount sufficient to make up the de
ficit. All such cases to be reported to
the General Assembly. The bill was
referred to the Committee on Educa
Raliioh, N. C. Feb. 12.
The bill to authorize the Governor
to provide for tbe defence and ex
penses of State officers indicted in
Federal courts brought about a lively
discussion, in which Republicans took
an active hand. The bill was passed,
ouly Republicans and Populists voting
against it The principal object of tbe
bill is to provide 'or the defence of
registrars and poll-holders of elections
rrcaieu aiter tne recent campaign.
The provisions of the bill are as fol
"Whenever any person is prose
cuted in any Federal courts of this
State for an act committed by him in
the performance of any duty imposed
by laws of the State, it shall be the
duty of the Attorney General to enter
appearance in the name of the State
and defend him in such prosecutions."
The Governor to employ competent
counsel to assist the Attorney General.
The Governor to pay the recurring
costs and expenses of such officers and
persons so indicted. Section four
authorizes tbe Governor to issue war
rants on the State Treasurer for such
costs and expenses.
The following bills passed final read
ing: To allow Harnett countv to lv
a special tax; to build a bridge across
the Cape Fear river; to amend the
charter of Laurinburg; to establish
school districts in Robeson county.
In the Senate the bill to repeal
amendments to section 1286 of the
Code relating to divorce, as passed by
the House with amendments, was dis
cussed briefly and made the special
order for Friday noon.
A bill securing the passage of fish in
Among the applicants for li
cense to practice law, who successful
ly passed the very rigid examination
by the Supreme Court at Raleigh last
week were: Albert B. Harre, Har
nett county; Claudius K. McCullen,
Sampson; Thomas J. Dunn, Mecklen
burg; D. P. Shaw, Robeson; Jackson
Greer, Columbus; Plummer Stewart,
Union; Frederick H. Brooks and Win.
H. Harrison, Johnston; and Robert
W. Davis, Brunswick.
Ed. S. Battle, Receiver, Yesterday Took
Charge of Pender-Brooswick Branch.
Ed 8. Battle, Esq , who was recent
ly appointed receiver for the Farmers'
Mutual Fire Insurance Association by
Judge Hoke, has given the bond re
quired in the order and yesterday he
went down to Southport and took
charge of the books of tbe Pender and
Brunswick branch of the concern.
It is learned that he will gradually
acquire all the books and other prop
erties of every branch in the State and
will then proceed to wind up the af
fairs of the institution as directed by
A. Frightful blnmder
Will often cause a horrible Burn,
ocald. Cut or Bruise. Bucklen's Arnica
Salve, the best in the world, will kill
the pain and promptly heal it. Cures
Old Sores. Fever 8ores, Ulcers; Boils,
Felons, Corns, all Skin Emotions.
Best Pile Cure on earth; Only 25 cents
uure guaranteed. Bold by R.
R. Bellamy, druggist t
An Excellent Combination.
The pleasant method and beneficial
effects of the well known remedy,
Syrup of Figs, manufactured by the
California Fio Strut Co., illustrate
the value of obtaining' the liquid laxa
tive principles of plants known to be
medicinally laxative and presenting
them in the form most refreshing to the
taste and acceptable to the system. It
is the one perfect strengthening laxa
tive, cleansing' the system effectually
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
genuy yei promptly and enabling one
to overcome habitual constipation per
manently. Its perfect freedom from
every objectionable quality and sub
stance, and its acting on the kidneys
liver and bowels, without weakening
pr irritating them, make it the ideal
In the process of manufacturing fls
are used, as they are pleasant to the
taste, but the medicinal qualities of the
remedy are obtained from senna and
other aromatic plants, by a method
known to the Cauforitia Fio Syrup
Co. only. In order to get its beneficial
effects and to avoid imitations, please
remember the full nameof the Company
printed on the front of every package
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Cape Fear and North East rivers pass
ed final reading and is ready for rat
The following, other bills passed
final reading. To amend the charter
of the Salisbury and Fayetteville
Coast Line Railroad Company: to reg
ulate licenses of pharmacists; pro
viding for revocation of license of an
Insurance company which applies for
removal of any case to United 8tates
courts; to amend the Craig law so as
not to apply to insurance companies;
ornate resolution to pay J.W. Stamey
(Bp ). contestant, and Representative
W. W. Stringfield (Dem), contestee,
$100 each, as expenses in the contesttd
Second reading: Bill to establish
graded schools and electric lights in
Rockingham; bill regarding graded
schools in Concord.
Bills introduced: Bv Millar top.toh
" lish the stock law in portions of Pam
lico county; to prevent hunting on
lands of another, in Pasquotank
The Democratic caucus to night
adopted a resolution referring the
matter of disposing of the public print
ing to the State Council, the Commis
sioner of Labor and the Attorney Gen
eral, to give out as they may elect,
subject to the limitations of acta of
Raleigh, N. C, February 13. The
House to day passed tbe Senate bill
requiring that only practical farmers
be appointed on the Board of Agricul
ture, and the bill is now ready for
A bill also passed to repeal section 1,
Chapter 16. of the Code, and amend
tne set or the adjourned session of
1900 relating thereto. Mr. Rountree,
explaining tbe bill, said the act was
merely one of amnesty; provides that
no indictments shall be begun under
tbe election law in the Code and the
act of 1900. unless begun thirty days
after the efface, and shall be prose
cuted to c mviction. Ebbs (Rep.) made
a long Republican campaign speech.
which provoked no reply. The bill
then passed final reading.
Other bills passed final reading : To
require street car companies to pro
vide vestibules and fenders if the Cor
poration Commission so orders; to
allow the Norfolk and Western Rail
way Co. to construct branch lines in
the State; to incorporate the Elizabeth
City Water Co. ; to provide that insane
persons may use property after thty
are restored to sanity; to requ re that
execution of criminals shall be private..
Innumerable other local bills passed ;
tbe calendar is the heaviest of the ses
sion. Gattis was elected Speaker pro tern.
Whitaker, of Guilford, introduce
a bill for local compulsory education.
The bill provides that on petition of
one-third of the qualified voters of a
township, county or city, the county
commissioners shall call an election
for compulsory education in said dis
trict. If tbe bill is carried, all children
between the ages of 13 and 15 shall
attend a public school, unless edu
cated by other means, until they can
read and write any section of the con
stitution in English.
Willard introduced a bill to regulate
insurance on public buildings.
Morton, in the Senate, presented a
petition from citizens of New Hanover,
that shooting live pigeons from a trap
There was a long debate ! to-day in
the Senate on the bill to regulate the
hearing of injunction cases for trespass
on timber lands, and the substitute
recommended by the committee.
Friends of the bill explained that un
der the present law a lumberman may
go on any man's land and cut timber,
despite an injunction, and simply pay
the market price at the time of the
cutting. After the adoption of a slight
amendment by Brown, the bill passed
Other bills passed final readings: To
authorize Concord to issue bonds; to
authorize Beaufort to levy a special
tax ; to establish graded schools and an
electric light plant in Rockingham.
Bills were introduced: By Brough
ton, to incorporate the Charlotte and
Monroe Railroad Company. By
Speight, to establish a dispensary in
No. 1 township, Edgecombe. By Lon
don to provide for State depositories
ana regulate the depositing of State
funds. By Gudger, to provide for
registration of architects.
The joint committee on Congres
sional Districts had a long session this
afternoon and to-night to consider
various bills redistricting the State. No
agreement was reached. The rahfe'i
was discussed by many members of
the Assembly and citizens. Senator
James introduced a resolution to make
no change in the present districts and
elect one congressman-at-large. The
resolution was favorably consid
ered by a great majority of the
committee. Mr. EL L. Cook, of Fay
etteville, was among the speakers op
posing tne redistricting. Tne argu
ment is that Democrats are not in po
sition to change the districts until tbe
next election, as a miscalculation on
the result of the constitutional amend
ment might give several districts to
the Republicans. The consensus oi
opinion is strongly opposed to redis
The House resolution for the im
peachment of Judges Furches and
Douglas comes up as the special order
at 11 o'clock to morrow. It will be a
close, sharp fight; impossible by the
most competent judges to form an
opinion of the result; if there is a ma
lority for impeachment at all, it will
be very small.
The Committee on Proposition i and
Grievances decided to night to report-
favorably on the bill for a dispensary
Wilmington's New Charter.
rati t;i i m iit.i .
xne oui ior Wilmington s new
charter was received here by Willard
to-day. He would introduce it to
morrow but will be out of the city.
Roubtiee may introduce it for him.
Talk with several members of the
Assembly indicates tbat the charter
will be held up in committee for a
thorough hearing of conflicting inter
ests of citizens.
No new cases of smallpox. The
patient at the Baptist Female Uni
versity is up and doing well.
MR. WILKES MORRIS DEAD
Well Known Citizen of Wilmington
Passed Away at City Hospital
Friends in the city yesterday re
ceived with a degree of sorrow,
which betokened the very great
es teem in which he was held by his
fellow men, the news of the death of
Mr. Wilkes Morris which occurred at
1:30 o'clock yesterday morning at the
City Hospital after a lingering ill
ness of several months with heart
iaiiure ana dropsy. His health had
been very poor for the past two years
but not until six or eight weeks ago
did it become known that he was very
near unto death. At that time he
was taken under the care of the Hospi
tal Circle of the King's Daughters and
sent to the institution where he died
and where, in his closing days, he had
the comforts of skilled nurses and the
advantage of the servicts of the best
Mr. Morris was born in Wilmington
and was a son of the late James T.
Morris, a well known timber inspector
on tbe wharf. Deceased was never
married and lived all his life with the
family of his only surviving brother.
Mr. Nicholas Morris, now residing on
Front street. Had he lived until next
September he would have been 63
years of age. His life, while one of
unostentation, has been one fruitful
in good deeds and marked by a suc
cessful business career in his younger
days. Long before the war, when
only a lad, he became a clerk in the
office of the late Mr. Michael Cronlv.
one or the best known auctioneers in
this section of the State, which voca
tion in those days was very.lucrative
and engaged the best business ability.
The worth of the boy soon asserted
itself and later Mr. Morris was asso -ciated
with Mr. Cronly under tbe
firm name of Cronly & Morris, which
copartnership existed for a long num
ber of years, until the death of the
senior member of the firm several
years ago, after which time the busi
ness was carried by the deceased alone
until his last illness and death.
WOMAN'S TROUBLES AlfD FEMALE
DISEASES CURED BY
- QUART BOTTLES.
Painful and Suppressed Menses, Ir.
regularity, Leucorrhosa, Whites, Steril
femcerationof ,the Uterus, changC
of lifeTin matron or maid, all find re
lief, help, benefit and cure in JOHv
TON'S SARSAPARILLA. It is a rtuj
panacea for all palfi or headache about
the top or back of the head, "distress
ing pain in the left side, a disturbed
condition of digestion, , palpitation of
the heart,, cold hands and feet, nCrv
ousness and irritation, sleeplessness
muscular' weakness, bearing-do vvn
pains, backache, legache, irregular ac
tion of the heart, shortness of breath
abnormal discbarges, with extremeh
painful menstruation, scalding of urine
swelling of feet, soreness of the breasts'
neuralgia, uterine displacement and
catarrh, and all those symptoms and
troubles which make the average w o
man's life so miserable.
WCUISUT DBVe CO.. Detroit, 5n.
For 88le by
HERBERT L. FENTRESS,
" Wilmington, N. C.
SHORT IN HIS ACCOUNTS.
Postmsster Bessent, of Little River, S C ,
Said to Be an Fmbezzler of Gov
News reached the city yesterday tu
the effect tbat Postmaster George D.
Bessent, of Little River, a C, about
30 miles down the coast fr.im Wii
mington, had been found short in Lis
accounts with the government spprosrf
mately f700 and that after being de -
tected by Postoffice Inspector Buie
who was sent there from Washington
ast Saturday, he had gone to Conwav
S. C, the county seat, to give himself
up to United 8tates Marshal Quaule-
baum. - Bessent is an unmarried man
age about 35 years, and is from a good
family. The announcement of his short
age created quite a sensation in Lit tin
River, where he enjojed the confi
dence of everybody.
It is said that Bessent concealed bis
shortage for some time by reporting
aboui$600in stamps on hand when, in
fact, he had none, they having been
exchanged for merchandise and other
wise disposed of. He sent an order to
the Department for $78 worth in addi
tion to those which the authorities sup
posed he had on hand and this created
suspicion and led to the investigation
with the result as stated.
The postoffice has been turned over
temporarily to Mr. Robert Livingston,
a merchant in the town and one of
Inspector Buie was here yesterday,
presumably to look after a number of
registered letters which had passed
through tbe Wilmington postoffice en
route to Little River.
Oar Greatest speciality .
For twenty years Dr. J. Newton
Hathaway has" so successfully treated
enronic diseases that he is acknow
ledged to day to stand at the head of
nis proreasion in this line. His exclu
sive method of treatment for Varicocle
and Stricture without the aid of knife
or caut ry cures in 90 per cent of all
cases. In the treatment of Loss of Vi
tal Forces, Nervous Disorder, Kidney
J rr ' i n . .
auu urinary uompiainis, faraiysis.
Blood Poisoning, Rheumatism, Catarrh
ana diseases peculiar to wemen, he is
equally successful. Cases pronounced
nopeiess by other physicians, readily
yield to his treatment. Write him to
day fully about your case. He makes
no cnarge ror consultation or advice.
Bilk., a. 1.1. fT 1 '
muici u uuics ui ay man.
J. Newton Hathawat. M. D.,
22 South Broad St, Atlanta, Qa.
Failure at Gibson Station.
Daniel Gk Wright, of Gib3on, Rich
mond county. N. C, has filed in the
office of the Deputy Clerk of tha TTni
ted States Court in this city, through the Preparations being made it is safe
nis attorney, Maxcv L. John. Esa . of 10 preaict mat Uarolma Beach will
Laurinburg, N. C, a petition in vol- be more like itself next season than in
Sheriff Daniel R. Walker, of
Brunswick county, who is known bv
many Wilmington people, was married
at Town Creek last Sunday. Tne
bride is Miss Bettie Otto way,, daughter
of Mr. Nicholas Otto way, of Town
A. -. delegation of prominent
members of the East Carolina -Truck
and Fruit Growers' Association, in
eluding President Hill, of Warsaw;
Mr. J. A. Westbrook, of Mount Olive,
and Dr. E. Porter, of Rocky Point, was
here yesterday, conferring witti the
Southern Express Company people re
garding, the rate on Strawberries for
the coming season.
According, to the . recent bill
passed by Congress, the "canteen" at
Fort Caswell was closed on Tuesday.
Nothing stronger than wine and beer
was sold at the "canteen," and mem
bers of the post are generally displeased
with the order, as they say drunken
ness will be increased by many of the
soldiers, who will visit Wilmingtoa
and "make up for lost time."
Carolina Besch Next Seasoo.
The Star learns that it is more
than probable that Mr. W. F. Biddell,
a well known hotel man of Lumber
ton, N. C, will condust the Carolina
Beach Hotel next season. Capt. Jno.
W. Harper says that very material
improvements will be made to the
building and it will be n better con
dition than in several years. Tne
railroad from "Harper's pier" to the
beach is being overhauled and frnm
untary bankruptcy. The liabilities
are $3,368 41 and tbe assets $954 27
lhe following creditors in .Wilming
ton are scheduled in amounts as fol
lows: 8 &B. Solomon. $103 48; Boney
& Harper, $11 42; J. W. Murchison &
Jo., $120 37; Geo. R. French & Sons.
oo to; Morns Bear & Bro., $98 04-
w. a. uooper, $30.47; R. W. Hicks,
tfi.io; j. u. Stevenson Comnanv
$165 05; J. A. Taylor, $69.28; Hall &
rearsail, $27 20.
His Father Very Sick.
The friends of Mr.Wm. Struthers, of
4kia !11 ...
.u. njr, win regret to know that he
has been summoned to tbe bedside of
nis "Bed fther, Mr. David Struthers,
of Grists. N. C, who is very ill and
iiui expected to live. Mr. Struthers
uas oeen with him for several days.
Will be Ticket Agent.
Mr. J. Lee Moore, who has been the
cieyer assistant to Mr. J. D. Edwards,
ACL ticket agent, left last night
for Wilson where he will take charge
of the ticket office there. The promo
tion is quite a compliment to Mr. Moore
ana one well deserved.
several years past
Mr. Fleet Elected Head Seotry.
Mr. J. W. Fleet, of Live Oak Csmo
No. 6. W. O. W., this citv. has been
chosen Head Sentrv bv
Camp, Jurisdiction L. Woodmen of
the World, now in session at Nor
folk, Va. The jurisdiction comnrises
Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West
Virginia, North Carolina and the Dis
trict of Columbia. Mr. E. B. Lewis.
of Kinston, was elected a delegate to
the Sovereign Grand Camp.
Justice Harlan May Come.
Justice Harlan has been invited bv
Senator Pritchard and Mr. filament
Manly in the name of the North Caro
lina Bar Association, to attend the
annual meeting at Wriehtsvilie Beach.
June 26th. It is said in Washington
that the judge will come if the meet
ing is advanced in date. .
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