P B UII9 AT o. V' WILUINQTQN, N. C, Sl.00 A YEAR Hi ADVANCE. .8jaas8s88S8S8S8s8 888888S8S888888S8 88888888888888888 VW 9 mma, I888388888888S88SS. 82888888888888883 8888S888888888888 888888838388S8S8 I S83383883388S8S8S 1M I Ed U S 3 t 'S2222SRS Kntered at the Post Office at Umtgtoa, N. at mwHuw mtm 'ex. I SUBSCRIPTION PlCEv The aabacriptkm price of tb 'Wl7 Btar It u ollow.: l Single Copy I year, poataca paid... J...il f 0 " " 8 month, " .l....t 6ft imwbi " ... .i..... 80 SOME COTTON JTACTS TJEES. AND FIG- motion is one 01 toe staple crops in which the world is interested, bat in which the people ; of the . South, whether they be engaged in the growing or handling of cotton or not, are especially interested. When the cotton planter prospers the South prospers, when he suffers, the South suffers. A bulletin recently issued bythe U.S. Department of Agricul ture presents some figures and facts, that are both interesting and sug gestive. As showing the -development of the cotton growing indus try it presents the following table, giving the crops from 1790 to the present time: - lAv'ge weight Total groea weii Pound rroa action. or Due rht Cropot Bales. Pounds. 1790.... 18 K).... 1810.... 1820.... 8.889 177.778 225 225 250 264 339 385 400 445 440 453 477 - 500 2 O00JQ25 40.0C0.050 80.000,000 180.000,216 445.000,215 790 479 305 987 637.200 2.897 238 140 1 345.278 240 2 607,177,627 . 320.000 . 681.819 .1 312 685 2 053 193 .2 469 093 .5 387 052 3 011.996 .5 755.359 7 472.511 9,315 391 1830. 1839. 1849. 1859. 1869. 1879. 1889. 1899. 3 664.387 747 4,672,695,500 It then gives the States in which cotton is grown and the annual pro duct in 1900 as compared with 1890 and 1870 as follows: Prolnet In C jmmerclal Bates. 1X0. 1890. 18-. 0. B-lea S 0 bs. 1.0 8.M9 4959 lSl 060 I486 8 -70S 8 1,)7 66 j 0 27t 410 01 71 983 837 103 21 05t J.609 018 8 62) Bales 47Tloe. 1S 0 Ml 494 6 ,9i8 1,191 841 t4 115 8S9180 1, 57 15 65S 336 61 H 74" 180 190 5 9 1,471.449 5 37 440 lb 42 444 I tlatania Arkansas Florida ,, O orgia I dian ivriliory Louisiana MlfSlssl pL M (fiiurl , North 'a oitoa ., Ok:ahomi Boa h J rollua.. Tonntsawo Tex-- VirtnU S47 90S 39:89 47aj?38 350 881 564 1-38 t 46 144 9S S24 500 181 854 850,68 133 The first table shows that there was a steady' increase of production, with the exception of the years of the war between the States and the first decade after the war.tbe reasons for which are apparent enough, and since then the tendency has been to increase year after year, to which may be attributed the low prices and hard times the cotton planters experienced-for years in succession. They planted and kept on planting, regardless of demand or prices limply ran the business into the gronnd, and then bemoaned their hard luck, when luck wasn't in at all, nothing but sheer folly in yield ing to the "all cotton" craze. Texas is now the leading cotton producer and will doubtless con tinue to increase her acreage, as she-can afford to sell cotton for less, and yet make a profit on it, than can any of the other States, where it costs more to produce. This suggests another thing, which is that before many years the bulk Of the cotton crop will be grown west of the Mississippi river and in the States on this side, bordering on the Mississippi, where there are rich alluvial lands and cotton may be grown at a cost that will leave a margin for profit at a less price that planters have received for the past . Bfc lew erupts. When this conies to pass what are the planters in the old States going to do about it ? With the inevitable increase West of the Mississippi, the price must fall, and the planters of the older States cannot hope to real ize much out of cotton then. They will simply have to quit growing it for the. world market.. and. confine themselves to growing it for home mills. With home mills the planters in the older States may continue the , cultivation of cotton with some profit and with good profit if they become identified with the mills and share in the profits of the cotton they grow when converted into cloth. .We have seen ten-cent cotton and perhaps this is one of the results of the home consumption by the five hundred mills in the South, which gave the planters a market for about a million and a half bales, saved them from " the necessity of depending upon the distant market and gave them more time to dispose of their crops at their convenience or in ac cordance with their judgment. When the farmer -has a market at home on which he can rely he need not be so much concerned about the fluctuations of other markets, and -not be driven to . market his crop to get it out of the way or before the demand slackens. If he plants with a view to the home market he can VOL. XXXII. tell with a reasonable degree of cer tainty how much he can plant for pro fit, for he knows the amount the, mills consume and how much, he can sell to them and can .come, pretty near the prices rthey .will! pay, for these prices can be depended upon more than the prices of the speculative coiiou marnets. . wnicn are , con trolled by speculators to . a large ex tent and fluctuate from1 day to day and even in the same day. ' -While the mill prices may be gov erned more or less by the market quotations the mill men are dis posed to do the fair thing by the planter and thus encourage him to raise a supply of cotton on whioh they can depend, which they can get-as they need it, thus obviating the necessity of buying Jarge quan tities of cotton and storing it away, and at the same, time saving them selves from the manipulations of sharpers who take advantage of op-i portunities to corner the market and fun prices up. 1 i The fact is there ought to be co operation between the planters and the mill operators, which would be to their mutual .; advantage V and make both inaependent of the cot-; ton speculator who manipulates the! market and the prices.. With cotton mills, and the grow ers, of the Cotton interested in the mills, or with co-operation between the mill owners and the cotton growers, the farmers in the older states may continue to grow cotton with profit, but without this it will Bim ply be a question of time when the cotton growing industry must pass from them to the younger and more fertile fields in the Southwest, where there is cotton ' land enough to produce more cotton than is now grown in all the cotton States put together, and when it can be grown for a couple cents a pound less than it can be in any of the older States. Crops seek the sections best adapted to them and where they can be grown with the most profit just as manufactures ' do, and so the cotton growing industry . will drift towards the Southwest just as the cotton manufacturing industry : has been drifting and .will continue to drift Southward. IMPRESSED WITH HIS GBEAT- . HESS It is somewhat early to be naming Presidential candidates for the next contest, but there are some people who believe in getting into the field early, on the assumption that this gives their man a sort of precedence and right of way. - The impression was not confined to a few that Hon. Mark Hannahad Presidential aspirations, and that after he had done all he could in putting Mr. McKinley through his two terms he would be a candidate to succeed him. Mr. Hanna has been too shrewd to give any intima tions of this himself, but he has friends who will not be slow to feel the public pulse, and start the Hanna boom when the time comes. Some of them are beginning to do it already, one of whom, the Fairfield, Ohio, County Republican, Bends out the following blue pencilled feeler, which we clip from the Wash ington Post'. "While in Washington, attending the inaugural, we were much lm pressed with tho greatness of Senator, Hanna. tie baa been an important factor in the first term of William McKmlev. and his wisdom will be more apparent to tbe American people in tbe secor-d. tie possesses tne prescience and wisdom that are ab solutely -necessary in the management and solution of tbe momentous ques tions of the day. The best citizens of tbe country are beginning to regard him as the greatest man in the land, next to the President lie is a safe and conservative gentleman, and would mak as safe a President as William McKinlev. "When the People come to know him they will esteem him as highly as the President. He is ror tne wnoie people, the masses as well as the classes. The country has nothing to fear from the brainy, wise and con servative Senator Marcus A. Hanna. - "If Senator Banna were not an Ohio man. be wou'd ; be, without a doubt, the next President of the United States. : Tbe candidate nomi Dkted for President in 1904 by the Republican party will not be an Ohio man. If it could be it would be the Hon. Marcus A. Hanna." In view of the fact that this is an Ohio Republican editor who - is tooting for Mark, didn't it take him a good while to catch on and size up the "greatness' with which he was so "impressed while attending the inauguration, where he saw Hanna sitting up as as life beside the man he made? It' isn't surprising that, under these circumstances,, he duly impressed that Ohio editor, who went home full of that, if noth ing more stimulating. The little matter of being an Ohio man will be gotten around if there be a way to do it, by the strikers who have 'been so much "im pressed with the greatness of Sena tor Hanna." Lansans boast tnat there are fewer cases of bieamr in their State than in any Other. -This is not surprising. , With the . Mary,? Ea?a beth Leases, the Carrie Nations' &c, there is a good deal to discourage bigamy in that State. - A MQMFICBIST GIVES. There has been many- liberal' giv ers of money in this and other conn; tries for benevolent, charitable and educational purposes, . but in the mun ificent proporti ons of his ; gifts Andrew Carnegie stands the Colos 8Q8, not only for; this -loountry buj ior- tne worm. ; . previous so nis re-f tirement from business he had given about 110,000,000 for the establish- ment of free libraries in this country and in tbe British Isles, and since then he has given sums varying from' $20,000 to tlOOfOOO to a, number of cities in this country, has donated $5,000,000 to be used for the benefit of the men who were in his employ when he was in business, has offered tne city oi new xoric 90,000,1)00 to a V i a -vr am - - - . , heetabliah free" libraries tirthat clt and I '- will expend K $25,000,000 the establishment and equipment of a .Technological institute in:,Pitts- - i burg, , v which .will , be the grandest institution, of its kind in the world.! And this is but -the beginning of the system of giving that he pro poses to pursue. - When a; reporter asked him on his -departure' for Europe how much money he had given for libraries, etc.', he said he couldn't answer that question then, but if the reporter were to ask him ten years, h ends he might answer it. The striking feature of all this superb- munificence ia that it is done unostentatiously, in a plain, matter-of-fact business way ? and with an eye snigle to henefitting that class of the people, the bread winners, who' have to struggle through life and depend upon their own efforts. This t sympathy and this interest are broad enough to embrace every one who toils at daily labor. .With his generous giving he is not only doing an inestimably; good work for the toiling masses in our towns, but he is giving a splendid object lesson to other men of great wealth, showing how - surplus for tunes may be need for the benefit of others and the lasting honor of the giver. There is not one of these institutions that Andrew Carnegie's money builds that will not stand as a lasting monument to his heart and head. Andrew Carnegie, before sailing for Europe, made the munificent gift of $5,000,000, to be used for the benefit of his old Homestead work men, to take care of the needy and the aged, and to keep up thei library. The income from this be about $250,000 a year. He d this in recognition of the services of the workmen who helped him amass his great fortune. Gas Addicks, of Delaware, is becoming addicted to the habit , of running for the TJ. S. Senate. He has been knocked out twice but gives notice that he is still in the ring. He hopes the Legislature will finally elect him to get rid of him, on the same principle that an importuned French girl married her lover to get rid of him. The window glass Trust has re oently made another 2 per cent, raise in prices. This, with other raises, makes an increase oi 50 to bO per cent, in the course of a year. This is one of the benevolent institutions which is doing so much for the peo ple. An Indiana woman, eighty years old, who has been married six times and divorced five has been pro nounced insane. '; She kept on mar rying and being divoroed in the hope to find an "ideal man," which to the average Hoosier was sufficient proof of insanity. NEGRO'S DEAD BODY POUND. Discovered ia Soaod Near Federal Point. Probably That of a Sailor. Coroner Stokes received a telephone message yesterday aiternoon irom Capps' store, about 13 miles from the city on the Federal Point road, stating that the body of a negro, apparently dead for several days, had been found in the sound about five miles below that place and that no one was able to identify the deceased or account for his presence in that ; vicinity. Dr. Stokes will go down this morning and, if possible, gather some particulars o the death and establish the identity of the negro. . . - . , ' - . Tbe people in the Federal Point neighborhood think that in all prob ability the corpse is that of a colored man who fell from a phosphate barge off Wrightsville beach a week or two ago.' At any rate the - body of the negro, who was drowned : from the barge, has never been recovered. Dr. McNeill's Condition. -i The Baleigh News and Observer of yesterday has the following item, which will be read with interest by his friends in Wilmington and in Brunswick, his native county: "Dr. D. B. McNeill, the member of the House from Brunswick, who has been ill for several days, left . yester day for the home of his uncle, Dr. McBrjde, of Maxton. He was so ill he was placed on a cot in the baggage -. wva " J . car. HIS many menus are anxiously awaiting to, hear of his recovery." -:- WILMINGTON, IX . C., FRIDAY, MAKCH 22; X901. HR. JAMES WALKER. t .... . .... , s V- Memorial Hospitsl Founder of Passed Away Yesterday in i Wilmiagton. - ft IB HAD' HEART TROUBLE. His - Death Cast Oleou Over ihe City sod Coastyr Which He Hid Rectal- j ly Blessed With His Philso-' ' thropyPnaeral To-day.1' . j No greater benefactor of the human race, no truer man Jo his friends, more earnest disciple of his conception" of th$ right, has passed away at Witf mmgton in -recent'years than Ur. James Walker,' whose untimely ileX at fiver mutates to S o'cloeki yesteiij." afternoon at his home. No, 1602 Mai1 street, the8xaB regretfully announcW this morning. '? . r- t The name of Mr , Walker has within the past twelve months or , more be come a household word in every home in Wilmington and this section of . the State for his noteworthy ,and highly commendable philanthropy in found ing and donating to the city and New Hanover, county the: magnificent James Walker Memorial Hosnital bearing , his name , and now -searing completion. The news of his death spread quickly on thetreets yesterday afternoon, and as it passed from one to another , nothing . bu t a feeling of especial sadness filled the .hearts of those who realized that his life had been cut off only a short time before his great work of benefaction had cul minated in the completion of one of the finest institutions of its kind in tbe South. Mr. Walker had been in feeble health with heart trouble for several months, but not until the last Jew days was it known that he was criti cally ilL He suffered an attack of agrippe, which contributed to hasten the end of a long and' successful career. --..- Mr. Walker was a native of Scotland and came to the United States when but 12 years of age. At his death he was 73 years old and had been a resident of Wilmington since 1857 when he came here as contractor and supervis ing architect to build the Marine Hos pital. His first work in this country was on the new capitol building at Washington, D. C. and it was here that he gained the knowledge for the foundation of a profession as an archi tect and builder; by which he amassed a fortune with the distinction of being one of the most thorough and compb- tent workmen in this section of the country. His personal and undivided attention was given to every detail of building which he undertook ' and many handsome structure! in' Wii mington, notably the Marine Hospital, First Presbyterian Church, Y. M. C. A building, and the splendid State Hospital for the Iosan&at Morganton, testify that he was confblete master of bis profession. ' 'Last but not least is the ever endur ing monument of his philanthropy in the new hospital to the construction of which . . he gave his personal attention besides the thirty " odd thousand dollars which it cost to : build it His - magnanimity . is further exemplified; by the fact that looking ahead a few weeks ago he saw the end of his life and made ample provision for tbe completion of the building even after his death. Mr. Walker was never married and has lived daring the past seventy odd years a quiet, unostentatious .life. The only relative in this country is a niece, , Miss Annie . F. ' Walker, of Washington, D. C , who was notified yesterday afternoon of her uncle's death and who is expected to day to at tend the funeral which' will be held at S.S0 o'clock this afternoon from his late residence. . s Mr. Walker leaves an estate valued at about $150,000. He made a will shortly before bis.deathwhich, it is pre sumed, will be admitted to probate later. ' NOBLE DEED OP CHARITY. Said That Mr. Janws Walker Left $5,000 for Catharine Kennedy Homer It is learned that the will of the late James Walker, which will likely be admitted to probate Monday, contains a provision in which hebequeaths to the Ladies1 Benevolent Society of Wilmington, $5,000 for the benefit . of the Catherine ' Kennedy Home for old ladies. ; ' 1? It is also said that an amount was left to the Wilmington Young Men's Christian Association - but that later this was changed when the. deceased decided to , found ' the- 'new hospital which bears his - name. However, nothing definite as to the disposition of his estate, variously estimated as worth from $60,000 to $150,000, will be known until the will is entered for probate. The News in Brunswick. ? Rev. P. CL Morton, who is conduct ing evangelistic services at and around Southport, writes the Stab yesterday from Shallotte that there is an epi demic of a severe type of la grippe in that section,- with a number of fatal cases. Entire families are down and in a number of instances there are not enough well neighbors to nurse the sick. The country is in a prosperous condition, Mr. Morton says, and the people are building better schools and: churches, a. beautiful Presby terian house of worship having been recently erected at Shallotte. x- Sheriff Taylor is very slowly recover ing from the effects of severe injuries received by falling from, his wagon spme time ago. a ncDAi7iTifftj mi WiV'i.Yi a uLi ALwniiun in : ; : -. - j. , f THE STATE, TREASURY. fit W H. Martiff, Clerk Uider Treasurer ': Wertb, Arrested for Embexzlenteat ) of $4,eC9He Coaft&sed.7 ' I j . , ISpeeiol Star Telegram.1 , , h s j ( RALKiaH, N. O.. March 14. A lensation was sprung on the Legisla i. 1 .1 i I i r " ... i L message from. Governor Ayoock an4 ouncing that a defalcations was dicov red in the 8tate treasury department, in hat Maj r W, H. Martin, institutional lerk under State Treasurer. Worth; ad "altered" checks and accounts: re- ating to the State , prisoifcl f uads esq that there is an. apparent shortage i of ?4, 000, and that MarUn confessed his guilt The Governor asked that the! Assembly appoint committee to-in testigate Jhe t matter t thoroughly soon s praotjcaWe.i4 s.; -;;t ,; Major, . Martin was arrested ; 1 this afternoon and committed to jail injde- fault or 14,000 bond. He waived ex-f amination. - He told me to night that he was guilty; of . misappropriating $3 800, and had spent all of it as living; expenses; has no money to retain coun-i sel. His salary was $1,000 a year. Toe' embezzlement seems confined to : the State prison fund. It was discovered; by an apparent overdrawn condition of the prison account - with the treasury. The prison account claimed a credit of $1,000. A comparison : of accounts revealed mis entries and checks tampered with. The biggest cnange was on November 13,- laoo, a check for,, , $l,00a 4 changed to : -read $1,603; the next largest amount was March 3, 1900, when, changed checks and entries aggregated $600. Major Martin has no relatives in North Caro lina; he came to the State from Penn sylvania at the dose of the civil war : was a major in the Federal army He has been city alderman, a deputy col lector of TJ. S. internal - revenue, deputy TJ. S. marshal, and held other positions of trust He is a prominent Republican and was highly respected By Associated Press.! r -Raleigh. N. C, March 14. Gover nor A. y cock to-day sent a special mes sage to the General Assembly, that a deficit has been found in the accounts of the State's prison in . the Treasury Department, amounting to about $4,000, so far as has been ascertained up to the present time. Tne deficit appears to have beeun early in the year 1900. or possibly befor then, and continued until About the last of No vember of that year. Tae books have beeu changed so as to force balances. This morning State Treasurer Lacey sent for Major W. H. Martin, who has for several years been a- clerk in the office, until the 10th of March, 1901, and confronted him with the changes in the books. Major Martin admits the charges in tbe books and confessed that he took the money. He says he did not use it his for personal expenses. out-gave it to tbe church and In charity. Tois afternoom Mr. Martin was .arrested on - a warrant chareinsr embezzlement. He waived examina tion and was bound over to court in the sum of $4,000. Being unable to give bond, be was sent to jil. Major Martin is Bixty years old. He came here from Harrisbarg, Pa., in 1885. WALKER MONUMENT SIQQESTED. Shaft to His Memory Should Be Erected by Popalar Subscription. In view of the very great philan thropy with which Mr. James Walker has blessed the city, county and state in the erection of the splendid new hospital at Wilmington and its gratuitous gift to tbe people of this section, the 8tae would suggest that it is entirely appropriate and de serving that the people of Wilmington in popular ' accord should resort to some measure of enduring recogni tion of his great benefaction and that no better method ' could be adopted than f ho amHaii ' a ' mnnn m nv. f suitably inscribed to the memory of Mr. Walker, who departed this life on Friday and whose remains were laid to .rest in Oakdale Cemetery yesterday. Let a movement be projected by the Board of Managers of the new in stitution and that all may have an opportunity of participating in the commendable work let the amount needed for the erection of the monu ment be raised in popular subscriptions of not exceeding $1 each. In this way the whole people would contribute and the Stab does not hesitate to say that it is a perfectly practicable and highly appropriate way to do honor to one who has done so much for the people themselves. Fire at Rockingham. ttockingbam, in. u., had a ten thou sand dollar fire night before last, which originated in Mr. M. L. Hin son's liv ery stables, destroyed that building, the grocery store of B. B. Terry & Co., bar of J. R. Coley, Hendley's" livery stable, Terry's blacksmith shop, real dence and wood shop of Mr. . D. Gay, residence of Mr.' Henry Stogner and a store room being constructed by R. B." Terry & Co. The property was insured for only $4,100. Died at The Hospital. " Mr.' Cornelius Horne, of Lanier, Duplin county, died at the City Hos pital yesterday morning of malarial fever. He waan employe of Mr. . C. H. Heide in Cape Fear township. Mr. Home was 88 years of age. His re mains, accompanied by his . brother. Mr. Moses Horne, of Wrightsboro, were carried to Cypress Creek for in terment , - Mr. Owen Fennell, Jr., son of Mr. J. N. Fennell, who was recently spoken of as in -Johns Hopkins Hos pital at Baltimore for an operation for aDDendicitls. - has decided ; to return home without the surgical treatment, the; surgeons having: agreed that an operation is not necessary at present. 5'. No 'Adjournment Siue Die," But Recess Taken Until Third V Day-of April. ( THE IMPEACHMENT: TRiAL. Repolatlo'a of Retret at the' Death of Ex- President Harrison 'Adopted by the rionse Commmittee to !aves; . , ' tlgate Mania's Shortage. - M Special Star Teleffram.1 ' RauciqhV N. March 14 The impeachment ' trial of Chief Justice Furches and Associate Justice Bibber t M. Douglas; of, the North Carolina Supreme Court, began before tbe State Senate at" noon to day,'' the accused judges and the counsel bo both sides b?ing"; present" -Judge Allen, ,1'of Wayne, one of-the managers on the part ' of the . House, spoke' for nearly three' hours, .presenting the base on the part of the prosecution. He gave a complete review of the clrcum stances leading up, to the institution of impeachment ' proceedings, and pre ferred the following five charges against the judges: ; t 1. violation of section 9,' article 4, of the constitution. 2 Violation of section 3, article 14, of the constitution,' that.no moneys be drawn from the public treasury except by legislative appropriation.': 3. YiolstioD of chapter 19, section 9, Laws 6f 1899, which forbids payment except in prescribed cases. -' . ' 4. Violation of chapter 21, Laws 1899. ; - ": - " - - ' - 5. That in a series of acts during a period of two years they disregarded the acts and will of the State. At the conclusion of Judge Allen's speech the court-took recess until to morrow noon,' when evidencb will be introduced on the part of the prosecu tion. . " " v. "'. ... The following bills passed final read ing in the Senate to day : Resolution approving Col.' R B. Creacy's book, "Tales of a Grandfather;", appointing a board of education ; to allow sales of lands for taxes; for government and control of the dangerous insane. The Senate 1 voted down the bill to pay employes of the Assembly mileage 18 to 20. The House succeeds well iu retain ing a quorum. The sergeant-at-arms stopped twenty-five members last night and this morning who were packed," or at the depot to leave There is said to be over a quorum, 72 members, in the city. - The House was transacting business and passing bilk with twenty five members most of tbe morning. The following amoDg other bills passed r To create the Office of chief of fire department; to other machinery ; to provide for gov. ernmentof the dangerous insane; to extend the corporate limits of Mount Airy. Toe conference committee on the Revenue bill recommended that tbe Senate recede from its amendments to sections 88, 64, 77, 78, 88, 90 and 80. The report was adopted. The House concurred in the Senate amendments to the Machinery act. . The Revenue act was ordered en rolled for ratification. The Senate spent almost the entire session to-night considering the bill to provide for a Code commission. There were fourteen roll calls on as many motions. The bill finally passed, with amendment that each of the three com missioners receive $1,500 and clerk $1,000. The House failed to concur in the amendment for want of a quorum. A joint resolution was adopted that the Assembly adjourn sine die at noon to morrow. 1 ' The -House passed the Robinson anti Trust bill and had a hard fight over the bill to empower the treasurer to sell school bonds and use the funds from tbe sale of public lands, etc., toward the $200,000 school appropriation in accordance with recommendation of the Governor. It was called up three separate times for long spirited discus' sions, and was passed over each time to consider other bills. - It will be left on the calendar. The Wilmington charter bill was ratified to-day. It was the second longest bill that passed the Assembly, 137 pages. The Asbeville charter is the longest, with 145 pages; , The bill to empower commissioners of New Hanover to appropriate funds for the Light Infantry and Naval Rsserves has also been ratified. Raleigh, N. C, March 15. The General Assembly took recess at 11:30 oVlock this morning -until April 3rd, and the Senate, as a court of impeach ment, now has the trial of the Su preme Court judges well under way. ' The last act of the House of Repre sentatives was the adoption of., a joint resolution as follows: ; "Resolved, That the General Assembly hear with sorrow and regret the death of ex President Benjamin Harrison, one of America's greatest statesmen ; that the sympathy of the General Assembly be extended to the family of the deceased and a copy of these resolutions be forwarded them." 1 Other bills passed the House: To abolish offices of enrolling and en grossing olerks; Senate but -to pro- prohibit- gambling revokes ' bar keepers' license who permit it in their places of business and disqualifies policemen for office who "wink" at it; bill to allow Charlotte to appropriate $3,000 for support of a free library the recent gift by Carnegie to Charlotte; to authorize Monroe to issue bonds to fund "' indebtedness; to incorporate Pinehurstt to drain low7 lands" of Catawba county t providing for con GENERAL ASSEMBLY NO. 21 trol and management of the danger; ous insane,' ' r:; :):i:p:yl--'&2 1 Messrs.: Winston and Shannonhouse were v appointed the. House - members of the . committee to investigate, the treasurer's books as to Major W. H.' Martin's defalcation. -'-:Zh''''X-i " Judge Graham, for the committee' bh propositions and' grievances, re4 ported back several bills that the com mittee was unable to find time to In vestigate. Among i them, a , bill - to pay Josiah Turner interest on an old claim for State priating. - It dies on the 'calendar. . -V ' .- r A number of bills were ratified. , ; ' la the interim- the House indulged ba the' songs; 'Auld 5 Lang" Syne,"! "Home, 8weet Home,"' MTentinir. on the Old Camp CrVound, " God Be With You Till We Meet Again," ''Carolina's Ling Standing. ; '. t-A:;.yy-r..!Zi:... After Speaker Moore, declared the House adjourned to April; 3rd, - there was; : general . and . very , hearty hand-: shaking. by members, taking leave of one another.' : Toe recess, instead of a, joarnment sine &,is a precaution ary measure to guard - against any coniingency that may arise during the impeachment trial.- i: 'J , The Senate spent the "morning ses sion ratifying bills and passed the fol lowing on &Dal reading: To appro priate $1,000 for the colored orphans asylum,. Oxford; . to allow, certain pages five dollars extra compensation. The House bill to abolish the office of enrolling and engrossing clerk created a lively discussion and was finally tabled. It provided that tbe work of these two departments - be done under direction of the Secretary of State's elerks and be paid for per thousand words. r . A beautiful chest of silver was pre sented Lieutenant Governor Turner by Senators' and employes The pre sentation was by Mr. Webb. " The Court of Impeachment began at noon:' - All the : counsel and both judges were present Msjor Guthrie presented the official oath of Douglas and Furchea. A certified copy of the records in the case of White vs. the 8tate Auditor, was . presented ; also, a certified copy of the judgment Msjor Guthrie presented a letter from J. C. L. Harris to the State Treasurer. Mr. Osborne objected and the'etteTwas withdrawn. It was found to be a de mand for payment of a claim not part of the record. A certified copy of tl mandamus was then read. There was a recess at 1 o'clock until 3, and a lively session from that hour until 6 o'clock. Two witnesses, Col. J. C. L. Harris, counsel for Theophilus White, in the shell fish suit, and . Col. Kenan, clerk of the Superior Curt, were ex amined by a brilliant array of legal talent- There, were many clashes in argumeuts resisting or sustaining the right to present certain evidence. In a majority of the instances the Lieuten ant Governor sustained the objections of counsel for the defence. The strongest fight was over records of the argued case in Perquimans county, which the prosecution desired intra- duced. They were ruled out. - Also, the letter of Harris, attorney "of White, to the clerk of Perquimans court. The testimony of Harris consisted of the history of his course as counsel in the conduct of the case before the Su preme Court He disclaimed any con versation with either Republican judge regarding the case off the bench; said the delay in issuing tbe mandamus was because that while away from home in the discharge of the duties of the office, it was therefore difficult to get neces sary affidavits, etc., from him, but not on account of any Intention to de fer the mandamus until the Assembly adjourned.' " X CoL Kenan's testimony was simply relating to his connection with the case and the issuance of the mandamus by order of the court Clerk Perry, of Perquimans county. testified as to the records agreed upon in the case on appeal from Judge Star buck, identifying the records in tbe evidence, on examination. - Raleigh, N. C, March 16. Counsel for the prosecution in the im peachment trial of Chief Justice Fur ches and Associate Justice Douglas, before the State Senate, announced at 6 o'clock this evening that they rested their case . Ex Governor Jarvis, for the defence, stated that if the case were pending be fore an ordinary jury, they (the de fence) would also rest and introduce no evidence, on the' ground that no case was made out against their clients ; but inasmuch as the prosecutor is the House of Representatives, in the name of the people of North Carolina, . they proposed to proceed with the presenta tion of their evidence, beginning Mon day morning, by placing Chief Justice Furchea and Associate Justice Douglas on the stand, and subject them to the most rigid cross examination that the ingenuity of the able counsel of the prosecution can devise. : ' The principal witness examined to day ; was Col. Kenan, clerk , of . the Supreme . Court. . He was on the stand the entire morning session.. He testi-. fied to his having declined, to issue a mandamus on the auditor and treas urer,' except in compliance with an order' from the Supreme Court,;' of the issuance of such an order and his compliance ; of : the : refusal of - the majority of the court to allow Judge Cla k's dissenting opinion to be filed. During his examination the original records in office-holding cases, here tofore ruled onY by the Supreme Court, were introduced. ,' - During the evening session of the court the principal witnesses were Dr. B. F. Dixon, State auditor, and State Treasurer B. B. Lacy, t There were many clashes between counsel, the principal fight of the day being over the admission of records in . the audi tor's office connected with the pay ment of Theophilus White's claim in compliance with the writ of mandamus. The; defence objected on the ground that the judges were not responsible for the actions of .the. auditor, v Presi dent Turner overruled the objection and the defence appealed; but the Sen ate sustained the ruling by a vote of 86 A special one wMk'sJerm'of Rich mond county criminal court bordered, by 'Governor '-Aycbck1 to ''convene April 1st - Judge George H. Brown presiding. 'r;; ,.;( tMlyi 'v' , . ' Governor Ayoock to-day appointed the following directors on the part of tne State for the North Carolina Sol-. diers Home: CoL . Julian 8. Carr, Durham; A. B. 8tronach, Raleigh; B. F. Dixon; State auditor. " The public sohool at Pineville. Mecklenburg county, ' is the first to " raise the necessary subscription of $10 : and demand State and county dona tions of $10; each for a school library fund in accordance with requirements of the recently; enacted statute. The school raised twenty dollars and wants to know how soon the State supple mentary fund is "available. General Toon says ' it wfll.be some time,' but . that Pikeville will get the " first per simmon.''"' "'.';' -'''-''r' j SPIRITS TURPENTINE. Lumberton Argus'. Mrs.-Margaret Brown,11 who lives near Philadel phus, was booked by a cow last Tues day, resulting in dislocating her shoul der and breaking ber arm.. Mrs. BrtLrh ' is about 73 years of age. , ' -v,-, ' . . :' -. .,,',. Monroe Enquirers Mrs. Sarah . Biggers, of Goose Creek township, lost - 1 ber dwelling and smoke house by fire early last Saturday morning. Almost i everything in the bouse was destroyed. The fire is supposed to have been acci dental. The loss is about one thousand dollars.- -i..----;. Mount Olive Advertiser'. Mrs. B Witherington, of Faison, died last -Friday night, aged 67 years. 8he bad enjoyed a hearty supper, and in about ten minutes after leaving the table she fell to the floor and was dead before the'family could reach her side from an adjoining room. ; Greenville k Reflectors - Mr. D. E. Wichard. of Wichard, was at Shepard'a mill pond Tuesday hunting wild ducks. While anchored out in a canoe waiting for the ducks to come along, a large buck crossingthe pond swam within a few yards of him. He fired on the deer and killed it but it sank in about eight1 feet of water and could not be found. Lumberton Robesonian: Dr. 8. B. Rosier, of Rosier, lost two large barn 8, stables and - several . smaller buildings by fire Wednesday night The barns contained about two thou sand bushels . of corn, one hundred sacks of guano and large quantities of fodder, all of which were lost The mules and horses were saved, but one cow and several hogs were burned to death. The total loss is about $4,000, with $1,000 insurance. The origin of the fire is unknown. Sanford Express'. On Satur- ay morning, February zsra, a small dwelling house just west of town, which had been vacant for, some time, was destroyed by fire. While hunting" nain in the ruins last Tues day, Mr. Ed Fields found the charred., remains of a dead person. Dr. Mc Leod, county coroner, who was noti fied of the finding, came down Wed nesday and investigated the matter. Upon examining .the body he found it to be that of a man. There was nothing left but the trunk and skull, the arms and. legs having been consumed by the fire. Mo per son in the community . seems to be miasing, and it will prob ably never be known who the dead J man was. Some of our farmers who are now selling their cot- ton at 8 cent8,no doubt wish they had put it on the market last Fall when the price was 10 cents. A four hun- dred pound bale now brings $8 less than it did then. The output of coal at the Cumnock mines was 18,000 last year. The mining.force there now is not so large, and not so much coal is being mined. -The company finds some difficulty in getting bands to -work in the mine as explosions are liable to occur at any time. RELATIONS STRAINED. Differences Between Chill and Fern on the Boundary Question Some Ap- , prehension Pelt. Br Telegraph to tbe Morning Star. Washington, March 16. Some apprehension is felt in official quarters over the reported action : of Peru in withdrawing her - minister from thv Chilean capital. Although the with drawal has not been communicated officially to this government, yet it is accepted as a fact, since it is in line with what was expected to' follow the action of the Chilean Congress in re jecting the plan of arbitrating the re maining differences between the two countries on their boundary question. The Chilean minister was withdrawn some time ago from Peru, so that the recall of the Peruvian minister from Chile leaves each country with out a diplomatic representative in . the other. Whether this will amount to a complete severance of diplomatic re lations has not been made clear by the, meagre advices at hand, but in any event it is looked upon as a further evidence of the growing seriousness of the issues involved. - SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED. All tbe Victims Were Girls and Employed ; In a Shirt Factory at St. Joseph, . ' ' Missouri. ' " -, , ! . V bv Telegraph to tbe Moraine Star. Bt. Joseph, Mo., March U The Noyes Norman shirt factory and the Richardson, Roberts and Bynes over all and shirt factory, Third and Far son streets, were destroyed by fire this afternoon causing the death probably of several persons. All tbe victims are girls and were employed in the shirt factory, , Miss Louise Eslondau, -aged 20! is known to be dead. Flor ence Terry and Miss Mamie Berry leaped from tne tnira story oi tne Noyes Norman building and were caught by firemen in a net They are badly burned. John Fried, a fireman, was severely , injured. The fire is supposed to have started in the engine -room where a fireman had been using gasolene to clean machinery. Many people saw several girls at the fourth story, window just before the walls collapsed and are confident that none .escaped.-. The aggregate , loss- Is $100,000. ; ;. . v v "Some also say $hat crowded cars carry lots of microbes and ba cilli.' 'What!" shouted the railroad magnate, "and here we've been carry. them all these years without their pay ingfare.- )

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