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ihc SHttccMtj fcir.
WILLIAM H. BERBAED.
' 3Ddirv snA Proprietor.
WIL2A1 NGTON. N. C.
Friday. - - Mabch 22, 1901.
; Yesterday we published an article
on the restriction of the cotton acre
age in the South, in which good and
sufficient reasons were given by the
writer why the acreage should be
limited, sojimited that the produc
tion in this - country t added to the
prod notion in other countries, would
not exceed the world's demand for
consumption, which is now about
14,000,090 bales. There was much
in the letter which we published to
interest cotton growers who think as
" well as work, and so is there in the
following, although it makes no
reference to Southern cotton acre
age, which we clip from the New
York Commercial: .
"Modern eogineers suggested to the
Egyptian Government that if a dam
were to be built a little way south of
Cairo, so as to provide a storage reser
voir, then all tbe delta country of the
Nile could relj upon the irrigation as
certainly as it could upon the rising
and setting of the sua. Taat work waa
undertaken, and experience has shown
that tbe eogineers predicted with a ecu
"With storage reservoirs large
enough to secure certain irrigation
every year for the enormous valley of
the Nile, then that most fertile terri
tory becomes a certain and vast pro
ducer of agricultural products, the
command of which will be of almost
inestimable advantages to Qreat Brit
ain in tbe struggle for commercial su
premacy wbich is now beginning.
"Already Egypt raises one tenth of
the cotton supply of the world, and it
is a kind of cotton which has advan
tages recognized by every manufac
turer, especially of cotton thread. It
is the long staple cotton, and expect
ing upon our sea islands we raise very
little cotton of that character. .
With permanent irrigation and with,
modern methods and modern agricul
tural implements there seems to be no
reason wby Egypt should not in the
near future raiaa a majority of the cot
ton which the Eoglian manufacturers
need. Undoubtedly it was that which
has induced the British statesmen and
financiers with the earnest encourge
ment of the manufacturers, to aid
Eypgt in financing these public works,
i Eagland sees a colony practically
as near to her aa are the cotton fields
of the United States providing for her
a staple article for which she has been
in great measure dependent upon the
United States. With a better oualitv
of cotton, with the exception that sbe
cao get it to the doors of her minu
facturers at less cost than American
cotton. Great Britain sees in tbe de
velopment of the immense Nile Val
ley by the cotton growers an oppor
tunity to get tbe mastery of what is to
be one of the great features of tbe
world's trade tbe cotton goods mar
We have been supplying English
manufacturers with about 4,000,000
bales of American cotton, about one
half the" ordinary crop. It was to
make England independent of this
country for her cotton supply that
prospect ' before' him the' 3onthef u
cotton grower should be putting
himself in a position to meet the
future by dividing his acres so as
to raise I less cotton and more of
other things to make him indepen
dent of cotton? And doesn't it
seem that it should be his policy to
grow more cotton to the acre than
he has been raising, thus rednoing
the cost of production and . being"
better able to meet competition
from other quarters, and also en
able our manufacturers, upon whom
he must eventuallydepend, to suc
cessfully compete with their Eng
lish and other rivals, who draw
their supplies of raw material from
the Egyptian, Southern Siberian and,
- There was a time when it looked
as if the cotton manufacturing in
dustry of England might be trans
ferred to this side of, the ocean, bnt
there is no longer any probability
of that if -this new Egyptian field
meets the expectations of the Eng
lish manufacturers, but instead of
that they will be. in a better posi
tion to compete with American,
manufacturers than they have been
since confronted with American
Bat this is not all for there is the
Southern Siberian field capable of
an immense production of cotton,
the cultivation of ' which is being
fostered and stimulated by the Gov
ernment. The production in that
region has increased so muoh within
the past few years that the Russian
mills, which halve largely increased
in nnmber within the same time,
are now practioaly independent of
other countries for their supplies of
cotton. And yet cotton-growing is
bnt in its infancy in that vast do
main. -Here, then we have the new ter
ritory in Northern Africa, and the
new territory in Southern Siberia
as competitors of the Southern cot
growers, to supply the cotton for
which the European mills depended
almost altogether upon our South
ern fields. There is a condition
confronting the American', cotton
growers which he must consider if
he would follow cotton growing as a
business and expect to get pay for
his time and labor. The sooner he
seriously considers this condition
and regulates the crops of his acres
so as not to be dependent upon cot
ton the better it will be for him and
for the Sonth.
Judge W. P. Bynum, Jr , Makes
Masterful Argument for
the Defence. j
CHIEF JUSTICE FURCHES
Under Cross-Fxamiaatioa Wfeea Recess
War Takes Bore Himself With I
Grest OlxaltjJadxe Doofjas
to Testify Ts-day.
This country has" become the in
dustrial leader and to some extent
the industrial dictator of the world.
That she can retain that position
there is no doubt, provided broad-
gauged 8tatesmanahin nr avail and
English capitalists put their money whether it does or not will depend
in the Nile dams, ensuring reliable very much upon the statesmans'hiD.
The remarkable progress made by
inis country in competition with
the world has alarmed other nations,
which have begun to -feel the effects
of this competition and already
there have been suggestions for a
combination of European commer
cial nations to check that progress
and for mutual protection. Th
irrigation regardless of the Nile over
flows. Heretofore England has
received ., a considerable quantity of
cotton from the Nile valley, as the
mills in this country also have,
though less than the English mills,
for the long staple Sea Island cotton
grown in portions of the Sonth
answered the purpose for which it
following, whifth n lin frnm hA
What the possible production of Philadelphia. Times, give some
iaea oi me progress made by this
country compared with other Euro
this enlarged Eyptian field will be
we do not know, but if the soil be as
fertile as it is said to be it should be
large. Prom the article we quote
the opinion seems to be that it is
large enough to supply the English
manufacturers with, most of the
4,000,000 bales they need.
This means something to the
American cotton grower and also to
the American cotton manufacturer,
South and North, for it means a
new cotton region as a competitor,
and means competition for the man
ufacturer. Heretofore the Sonth
has practically dominated the cot
ton growing industry, for the Sonth
alone grew the kind of cotton suit
able for the better qualitv of goods.
The only staple to compete with it
"No wonder the European powers
are exercised over the phenomenal in
crease or American export trade. The
Special Star Tetegram.y .
Balkiqh, N. G, March 18 There
were two sessions of the 8enate to-day.
Tne morning session was taken up
eutirely by Judge W. P. Bynum, Jr.,
counsel for the defence, in masterful
argument of three hours outlining the
defence. Be maintained that the
prosecution must prove not only a
violation of the constitution in issuing
a mandamus upon tbe 8tate treasurer
but the violation must be shown to be
with willful intent He took the posi
tion that the amount due Tbeophilus
White for which a mandamus was
issued was not a claim against the
State, the suit being in reality on the
part of the 8tate to compel payment
of salary to an officer, the money aa a
peciflc appropriation being in the
baoda of Xhe treasurer for payment.
The doctrine thai office is property has,
he urged, stood for sixty years in North
Tola afternoon Chief Justice Furehes
went on the witness stand. He was
under cross examination when a recess
was taken at 6 o'clock. He bore him
self with great dignity. His direct
testimony was in justification of his
course on the bench. He testified that
in their rulings in office holding cases,
the court was not influenced by any
partisan bias, but solely by the law on
questions at issue. He said of a dosen
or more office holding cases pained
upon by the court they decided a large
majority in favor of Democratic par
ties to suits. The cross-examination
was by James H. Pou, Esq., and was
not characterized by any important
Great crowds are attending' the trial
and interest grows with each day'a ses
sion. The Secretary of State charters the
Elizabeth C ton MU1 Co-, Charlotte,
with $100,000 capital; the Cnronicle
Cotton Mill Co., Belmont, with S75,
000 capital; the Dodsoa Brothers To
bacco C j.. Pilot Mountain, with $30,
000 capital; the Corbett Buggy Co.,
Henderson, with $20 000 capital; the
W. A. Watkioson Cj., Cincord, with
$5,000; the Aragou Social aud Literary
Tbe Governor has appointed Lind
say W. Lancaster, Baleigh, Bute
Raleigh, n. O., March 18. During
today's session of the Court of Im
peaebment the cross-examination of
Chief Justice Furehes was ; concluded
and the teatunony of Associate Justice
Doulss was taken. The cross exami
(.aiton of Ju ge Furehes. aa on yester
day, waa conducted by James H Pou
It involved principally the course of
the court in tbe famous office holding
cases and the soundness of tbe doctrine
taat a person appointed to office has a
property right vested in both the office
aud the duties thereof, and could not
be divested of the right as long as the
office existed, except for misconduct
Chief Justice Furehes bad a ready an
swer for every question, and cited nre-
cedenta through a course of sixty years
for justification of his peaition.
At the conclusion of Judge Furehes'
testimony Major W. M. Bobbins, J.
B. Holman. J. H. Hnffmm r.
eratie officeholders. Judge Clark would
concur but. with me. kuie principles
involved and the opinion of the court,
in accordance with law and facta, was
favorable Vto ) a B-publican : office :
holder, Judge Clark would -Offer
a ' dissen tin g opt o ion . He ' said
that Clark's judicial . opinions were'
tainted with politics But that rulings
of a majoriijrof the court were in line
with Hoke vs. , Henderson 'and other
precedents whioh 'the court cited as"
the ground for their opinions. Mont
gomery's , testimony was , who'lly In
favor of the accused judges and a rigid
cross examination fcy Hon. v C. . B
Watson failed to develop any ad van
tage for the prosecution. Atone time
Judge Montgomery refused to answer
questions, unless propounded by Wat
son more respectfully and he : was al
lowed to answer one to his satisfaction
before another, was '''fired" at him V he
said that the questions asked involved
his personal integrity, and the conduct
of his associates of the Supreme Court
bench. Mr. Watson said he had hot
intended to be disrespectful and
changed the-method of cross -examin .
ing. ; - .'
The defence offered expert testimony
as to the legality of the course of the
judges in issuing the mandamus and
in their ruling in the White case, but
it was ruled out by the Court -. ---'4
- Among the lawyers to have been in ¬
troduced as experts were Judge J. Cf
MeBae, W. J. Montgomery, Col. H
C. Jones, Col. C.i F. Warren, J. N.
Hill, L F. Doreb, Col. T. M. Argo, T.
W. BickeU "
Governor Aycock - has order d a
special term of court to try civil cases
in Columbus county, to convene May
sixth; Judge Thoa. A. McNeill pre
ssing ' .,.';:..
The Secretary of SUte charters the
Laurinburg Oil Company, with thirty
thousand dollars capital. It will gin
cotton and make cotton seed oil.
There are sixteen stockholders. Also
the Summit Hotel Company, Carthage,
$4,880 capital ; the Warrenton Furni
ture Co., $10,000 capital
The Corporation Commission or
ganized as the board of tax commis
sioners to-day. The oath of office
was administered by Justice Clark.
The election of clerk is postponed.
until next month with five appll
TeVa jira4 Vsurds teraeoaNe
Softs f ptKiWm 'JHeird.
Brur s wick Sanerior Court adjourned
yesterdayafter ; se twr 'day' Kf saion.
Judge Fred Moore presiding. Messrs
Herbert McClammyi V. Grady. R .
G. Grady, A. J Marshall and John H,
Gore, Jr., Eiq4 acd Solicitor 'C M.
McLean came up to the city on the j
steamer Jfclmington yeaterday after
noon. : ' V? J,'. -;- -
. There were no important cases tried
at this term, and the proceedings were
totally devoid of interest At the be
ginning of , tbe term there was. not a
single ' prisoner in the jail, and all
important civil suits were continued.
Among the latter were tbe famous
Green Swamp cases, involving about
10,000 acres of real estate, and the case
of F. M. Moore vs. Navassa Guano
Company, the eon tiauance of which
was heard in chambers here Saturday
night-: i i 1 :.- -': :'
J udge Moore and the Wilmington
attorneys in attendance upon the
court are expected to come up , to the
city to day. . ' :, '-"l '-r "
MKS. MICKEY R. GILL.
fler Death Occirrctf SadJcelj la Thla City
Yesterday Paaeral Te-nerrew. .
Numerous friends in Wilmington
and elsewhere will, learn with sorrow.
of the death of Mrs. Mickey R Gill,
relict of the late Rowiett J. Gill,
which occurred very suddenly yester
day afternoon about 2:30 o'clock at the
home of her neice, Mrs.' T. E. Davis,'
Na 315 North Seventh street
Mrs. Gill wss a native of Chester
field county, Virginia, nd removed
to this city with her family prior to
the civil war. She died in the 79th
year of her age, and was the last of
her family to pass away, her brother,
Mr. Benj Marsh, having died at
Salisbury last year. ' She was one or
the oldest members of Grace M. E.
church, 'and her husband, who pre
ceded her to the grave several years
ago, was a well known and valued
employe of the Atlantic Coast Line
The deceased leaves a number of
relatives and a large circle of friends
to mourn their loss.
of codJiverioil U theVmeahs of
life, and 'enjoynient oi life to
children. . .
V. When appetite fails, it re-
stores it .When food is -a
bijrden,' it lifts x the burden. :
t ' When you lose flesh, it brings
the phimpness of health. -
When work j is hard and
duty is . heavy, it makes life
bright . - '
It is - the thin edge of the
wedge r the -thick end is food.
But what is the use of food,
when "you hate it; and can't di
gest it?. ; ''f'
Scott's. Emulsion oi cod
liver oil is the food that makes
, If you have not tried it, send for free sample,
ts agreeable taste wfll surprise yoa.
- - v SCOTT & BOWNE,.- Chemists, i ; ; ) '
: 49-4S Pearl Street, New York. . , '
soc and f i .oo j all druggists . . ' . .
A DETROIT ROMANCE.
IN CAPE COLONY.
Three Boer Prisoners Court
the British. " '
FOR TREASON AND MURDER:
SUDDEN DEATH AT ASHPOLE.
Wife of Hotel Proorletor Dronoed Dead
Very Early Yesterday Morals. ,
. fecial Star Correspondence.
A8HPOLE. N. a, March 80, 1901
At about 4 o'clock this morning our
little town was startled by the an
nouncement of the sudden death of
Mrs. G C M. Funderburk, wife of the
proprietor of the hotel at this place,
doe bad not been sick at all, and was
no during the night waiting on some
re cnuaren. as she went to retire
she suddenly felt dead, supposedly
from heart failure.
8be - leaves a hnaheinrl with u-
family, who have the deepest sympa
thy of their many frienda here.
Sales ef Valuable Preperty.
Tbe following sales of property were
recorded at the Court House Tester
Marsden Bellamy, Jr., to Thoa. H.
Wright, the bouse and lot on the
southwestern corner of Eighth and
Market; streets consideration $3,600.
TheO. W. Pike Company, a cor
poraUon of New Jersey, to ' H Q.
Wadley, the 7 aw mill plant, tract of
land and railroad franchise located on
the west bank of the Northeast river,
just above the Powers, Gibbes & Ox's
guano factory; for $1 and other
Oar ereatoti arpeeiajits.
For twentr veara Dr. -T Nawbui
Hathaway has so sonoMaf nllw trMiH
chronic diseases that he is acknow
ledged today to stand at the head of
his profession in this line. Hia axeln.
si ve method of treatment for Varicocle
and 8tricture without the aid of knif
or caut ry cures in 90 per cent of all
cases. In the treatment of Loss of Vi
tal Forces, Nervous Disorder, Kidney
and Urinary Complaints, Paralysis,
Blood Poisonioe. Rheumatism Plata
and Diseases peculiar to women, be ia
cHuatij auccenioj. uases pronounced
hopeless by other nhvauriana. maflil
yield to his treatment. Write him to
day fully about your case. He makes
no charge for consultation or advice,
either at his office of by maiL
J. NEW TOW Hitr.wiv la n -
22i South Broad 8t. Atlanta, Ga.'
DEATH OP MRS. L. C ULLV.
Retara ef a Remorse Strickea tfasbaad
te Bis Afed Wife; After ai Abseoce ::
ef Twenty-fife Years -
Bj TataftTapii to tbe Xorntns Bfau-.
Detroit, x Mich.,. March 19. A.
special to the Free Press -from Grand
Bsnidssays: . .
Within the past ten days in the
beautiful home of Charles P. Limbert,4
a prominent member of society - and
business circles, a drama has been en
acted that in a novel would- be dis
credited as bordering on - the lmpoe-
aible. X i-
Ith been generally accepted for
the past quarter of a century that Mrs.
Limbect, the aged mother of Charles
Li m best, was a widow. Recently the
aged lady was stricken with paralysis
and about two weeks ago, while very
low. she begged for her husband, mak
ing to see him but a few minutes. All
attempts to sooth-her were in vain.
Ona week ago, an aged stranger
drove up to the House and asked Miss
Ltmbrr s who is the constant com
panion of her invalid mother, if he
might see Mrs Limbert. Miss Lim
brrt refused on account of her mother's
exports from the United Slates for ley I .W. 8. Stephenson were introduced as
'" 'ooioe W1LQ neDmirh I witn.,,..
were it 015.185.374. aa ao-ainat Sqiq
473.471 for tbe corresponding month's
of the pi-eviou year. For tbe twelve
months ending with February the ex
ports reached $1,490,194,985, aa against
$1,303 063 507 for the previous twelve
months. In the last twelve months
increase has been nearly $190,000,
OOOMO lMt eiht month' l0.
"In comparison the exports of
Great Britain for tbe seven months
fJSTSS witn January increased $50,
000,000, or one-half the increase in
the United 8tates. For tbe twelve
months ending with December
German exports increased $49
000.000, or about one fourth of
was the long staple grown in Egypt. I be increase in this country. In
Tka nnf n a n . I th aa ma TT-. .1. j
.UBUVUI.VU UA ouuta Ainca. India I 1" 7 t f?uv. uuwcu a ae
and South America was too coarse
lor the finer qualities of goods. But
if a substitute be found for the
American cotton and that substitute
can be delivered at European mills
for a lower or even the same price the
European market will be closed to
American cotton. Then the Amer
ican grower must either find other
markets or he must reduce his crop
to meet the new conditions.
How long it may be before this
will happen can't be told now, but
as Englishmen are interested in it
the probabilitiesare that , they will
exert themselves and do all they
can to stimulate and encourage ex
pensive planting so they may the
sooner become independent of
America, from whose competition
they have been suffering for the
reason tnat the American had the
cheaper raw material and an un
limited supply of it. With Egyptian
cotton to take the place of the
American at - as flow or a lower
price the English manufacturer
will, as far as that goes, stand
jipon the tame plane as the Ameri
can, and then successful competition
will binge upon other things, such
m labor, machinery, transporta
crease or si uuu,uoo, Belgium a de
crease $12,000 000. British India a de-
eJ2L-$l5-w&000' Itly decrease
of $16 000,000 and Spain a decrease of
$6 000 000 TheotbeVKuroieancoun
tries, besides Great Britain and Ger
many'ahowing an increase are Rus
sia, with $38,000,000, and Austria
3UI??'?7 l0 00.000. The increase
I i K!J'?pean Porting countries
combined laat vsr f.n r.. k i .
j . . . . -" WOIWW IUO
lucixase in me u mtrd States
wnue sue decreases reached
j he. .?ief danger to the export
trade of this country at present lies in
Its tremendous increase and in the dia
position of European powers to unite
in a tariff war .against American pro
ducts, especially manufactured pro
ducts. The obvious course for Con
gress is to encourage reciprocity
treaties and the lowering ff tariff
duties to the revenue demand."
According : to these figures tbe
United States lead not only one or
more of these exporting countries
but all of them combined, and yet
our high tariff protectionists while
urging the "open door" in
China and other countries, insist on
4-V.n UA J .
ouuw uoor jor our own country.
This shut door policy, if Dersistarl in:
will eventually result in doors being
shut against ns in other countries
Where they are now open.
prove Judge Furch'
character. All gave him the highest
possible standing. Holman said Jndsa
Furehes was a strong partisan, but did
not think that , would sway him in
judicial decisions. Major Bobbins
ahed tears in testifying; he had loved
Furehes all his life as a man, and
bated his politics..
Watson was cross examining, and
Bobbins, in answer to a question, said
Furehes was no more a partisan in his
politics than he (Bobbins) and Watson
were in theirs. . ;
Associate J ustice Douglas' direct
testimony was very similar to that of
uurcnes. His cross examination by
Watson was very rigid, involving all
manner or questions of law. The only
notable feature was that Douglas ad
mitted that according to his ruling in
White's case the Legislature could
elect roau to an office for forty years
or life, und be would have a vested
right thst could only be annulled by
wjiauuig me omce and its duties.
Cises in the Seventh district were
disposed of by the Supreme Court to
day : ---..v, '- ; .
Koch vsV Porter, certiorari issued
and case continued; Lehew vs. Hew
etf, case to be submitted under rale
1. if counsel desire; Carter vs. W. &
W. Bailroad Company v continued
Barrett vs. McCr immeo. aronerl lw
Sea well and Burns for plaintiff;
Kmghr vs. Hatfield, continued:
oroaaiooi vs. Fay ttte villa (two ap
peals), put at end of docket by consent;
McDougald vs. Town of Lumberton,
motion to affirm . judgment argued ;
Dunham vs. Andrews, put at end of
docket., ; '.:
Balkigh, N. a, March 80. The
defence' in the impeachment trial rested
their case at 5 o'clock this afternoon.
An hour was devoted to hearing re
buttal teatimony offend by the prose
Whiskey DUtHlery Bsakrapt.
W. a JacksoD, whiskey distiller,
Dunn, N. O," yesterday through his
attorneys, McLean & Clifford, of
Dunn, filed a petition in voluntary
bankruptcy in the - United States
Court here. Tbe liabilities are $1,082.
80; assets $535. The creditors are:
Harvey, Blair & Co, Bicbmond. $113.
89; F. W. Thornton, FayettevUle,
$781.40; Qallego MUls, Bicbmond,
$96.19; Jas. D. Patton, Richmond.
PaasiU Paiatiag Pactory.
The factory of the Pannill Boof
Paint Manufacturing Company will
not be located on 8econd near Market
street as was originally intended, but
upon a site to be chosen later on Water
street in tbe southern section of the
city. Besides those already mention
ed as connected with the new enter
prise, the Stab learns that Messrs.
lauis a. Skinner and L A. Weedon
are also interested.
Died at ai Old Age.
At half past seven o'clock yesterday
morning occurred the death of Mrs.
Amelia Garrison - at No. 804 South
Sixth street She was about seventy
years old and ia survived by no near
relatives, except a grand-son who lives
in Newborn. The funeral will be held
to-day' a t 1:30 o'clock from the resi
dence with interment . at Masonboro
Sound. - . . -..
Rev Richard W. Hoyae.
Bev. Richard W. Hogue, of Shef
field, Ala., who was recently called to
the rectorship of St. James' Episcopal
parish,-of this city, is .expected to visit
Wilmington between April 10th and
25th It is expected that soon after
his visit here he will make known bis
acceptance or rejection of the call.
Mother of Mrs J B. Mercer,' ef This City,
1 - Passed Away Meaaay.
' The Albemarle corresnondent nf
the Charlotte Obserperwritiog to that
paper Monday has the follow
ing notice of the death of Mrs. L O
Lilly, mother of Mrs. J B Mercer, of
Just as the dawn of the new day was
breaking this morning the immortal
5P"2. ' , Mra- L C Lilly took ita
night. Bhe was conscious to the very
last and on last night, when she bid
her children goodoye she expressed
the wish that they would meet in
heaven For 77 years she has been a
conspicuous figure in our midst, wss
the town's oldest and most highly-re
spected citiien She died as she bad
Uved, a true Christian. A purer
-wocier woman never drew breath.
She was twice; married, the first time
to Davidson Hearne, Esq., and the last
time to Mr. John A. Lilly, who died
TfJfi yars ago She leaves five
childrenMrs. Botbrock. of Rowan,
Mr. Mercer, of Wilmington;
Mrs. Watkina, Mrs. Spinks and
Mr. T. O. Hearne, of this place. 8he
was a consistent member of the
Lutheran church and th fn nni
vtoes will be conducted by tbe pastor
of thu denomination, from the resi
dence to-morow morning.
A HOTEL FIRE.
Are you Clara f asktd the old gen
tleman. "Yes," was the answer.
"I am your father." he aaid, with
sob, and he was ushered in when Miss
Liu bert had recovered from the first
The old man was trrestlv agitated
and sank in a faint into a chair, but
revivea, ana alter consultation with
tbe doctors waa permitted to see his
wife. The recognition was instanta
neous and as the two embraced tbe
household withdrew. The door was
shortly shoved open and, ashy white,
the father staggered into the hall
and sought the arms of the
puma as props. He rallied dur
ing the afternoon, but in the even
ing, wben he witnessed his wife'a
sufferings again, he collapsed and
was carried to a bed in a semi
unconscious condition. Later he
oecome totally unconscioua and never
revived. Friday be died and Satur
day with the greatest secrecy, be was
buried in a country cemetery nearly
ten miles out of town. There wss no
coffin used, but tbe children inaiated
on reviving an old Indian idea "of
wrapping (be body in rich linen and
rolling it in a beautiful shawl and
then resting it uppn a frame with
Before he was gone the venerable
man aaid he was a ranch owner with
property in Colorado, and on his per
son was found a large amount of cur
rency and some valuable papers.
Tne funeral was ebndueted so
quietly that tbe mother still believes
tbe father lives and ia in the room op
posite her own, ilL It ia feared that
she will not survive if the news of the
death is communicated to her.
Mlsrif Conpaaies at Jobsaietbsrf Pre
psrioglo Sesame work Battle Be
tween Cel Qorrinrs Force and
Krltteoger'a Comnaod. ,
Cape To ww, March 20 A dispstcb
irom uraaocK,- tJ.pe tjolooy, sats
Colonel QorringV force engaged
Ktilzinger's force of Boers March 18th '
The latter lost nine .- men killed - and
aeven wou nded,!" The British loss wss
one man killed and sven wounded.
J. P. Miosber. 8. Minaber aod J A.
onwoudt,. were shot at DeArolaat
(his evening for treason and murder
io pursuance of the sentence of a
court -uaiial Toe death sentence
wss psssed a week ago, in ' connection
with tbe wrecking of a train near
Taasboscb by which five" men were
killed. General Kitchener confirmed
tbe verdict. Tbe garrison was paraded
and tbe prisoners were led out at sun
set-acdabot. - Death was instantaneous.
A Dutch minister and relatives re
mained with the prisoners till the end.
Two others concerned- in the train
wrecking were sentenced to five years
penal servitude. .
JoHARESBUBa. March 20. - One
mining company has restarted crush-:
ing ore-and four others are preparing
to begin. : i U'
Sir Alfred Milner, governor of the
Transvaal and Orange river colonies,
excepts to stay here three months.
Botba'a Refusal to Sarreader.
London. March! 20. The Westmin
ister Gazette this afternoon makes
pessimistic comment on General
Botha's -refusal to accept the peace
terms offered by Lord Kitchener, and
connects this refusal with the
situation in China. The Gazette
. i . n . . .
ajs toe rowers are at sixes
aod sevens in the Far Ssat and that
any day may see the commencement
of a struggle from which the Boers
mav recover their own.
J.ne failure of these peace negotia
lions means that the military posi
uon in Boutn Africa is not yet de
Lrf)TOOH, March 3L The Cape
Town correspondent of the Datlv
u says ne i earns on omnn anthnntv
that the British government will
almost certainly adopt the dual lan-
kuhkc BjraMsm, in iue new colonies; a
decis on which, he adds, will cause
anappoiotmens in Cane Town.
WHEir Others fail, taka RnnmtTs'
jlabisubk) ituLL Ionia . It cures
chilis, fevers, malaria and general bad
neaun. zsc. A red cross on the label
assures you of the pure, high class
tuateruu was maxes hobkbtb' a suc
cess. ion't take a substitute. B. R.
BELLAMY, JOS C. Shepabd, Je , and
J . UICK8 cUHTTNO
- .Every cotton planter should
write for ourvaluable illustrated
pamphlet, - " Cotton Culture."
It is sent free.
Send name and address to
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u St., N. y
DISORDERS IN MARSEILLES.
Battle Between Strikers sod Soldlerg
Cavalry Drove tbe Mob A Number
of People Irjured.
By Cable to the Uornlng star.'
MABSElLLES." March 20. -Toe s-t,..
tion here ia very di q iietig. owm .A
the Increasingly aggressive attitude of
the strikers. During the disord.rk i.. .
day the panic spread to the towm
peopie, ana stores, restaurai ta ami
cafes wertrhurriedlv nlnspri n
. ui nui,
de La Cannebiere and leadiDg thott
oughfares of the city were dspruA
It was feared that the mob. wwv, '
charged by mounted gendarmpa ,.!
hussars, would attempt to pillage 1
A crowd numbering 2 onn k,,..
through tbe cordon of in ran try along
tbe dock side. The cavalrv rh.,
and drove the strikers back A v..iL
of stones was then thrown in nil a!
reetions and a brigadier.
armea, a hussar and several infantry
men-were injured. The soldiers wfire
greatly exasperated, but their officers
succeeded in controlling thrm
Toe strikers are irritated at .
fuaal of tbe premier. M
Bousaeau, to receive the Socialist
mayor of Marseilles, M Plaissieres,
who sought to obtain governmeiit
pressure to force tbe masters to nero
M. Flaiaaieres threatened that tb
Socialists will make reprisals for tbis
inault from the govern me nt, aud be
points out that be stood aloof from the
pro-Kruger demonstration at a moment
hen, as he puts it, by entering Mr
Kruger's carriage he might have won
a popular triumph. -
. Two hundred women, several with
babies in arms, took part ia today's
demonstration in - spite of the rain.
With the exception or tbe Socialist
or sos, tbe press shows little aympu
t by with the atri hers.
ANOTHER MAGNIFICENT GIFT.
Mr. Caraetie Said to Have Offered Five
Million Dollars to Philadelphia
ATTEMPTS TO KILL THE CZAR
Two Alleged Cossplrscles by Nihilists
Prostrated by-His Majest's
Bv Cable to the Mornlntt Star.
Bkbxin, March 20. Th St. Peters
burg correspondent of the Tageblatt
a . a
saysnenas learned. 01 .. two separate
conspiracies to assassinate the Czar.
The rst attempt was planned to be
made on the occasion of the jubilee
Kail nf k 1 . " .
" mtMsi u.iai UiUli vurps, wnieu
the Csar had promised to attend. . Hia
masty was ready to aUrt and was
awaiting his carriage when Governor
Qt neral Kligela arrived at the P lace,
and informed him that he must not go,
several suspicious .persons belonging
to the revolutionary party having been
arrested at the ISicolai bridee with
aia rorsrea eaasnorts.
Bv Teiegrapii to Uie nornlna Star.
Nkw York, March 20. The World
will aay to morrow :
"Another magnificent gift from An
drew Garneiritl will -be
within a few day a. It became known
yesterday that Mr. Carnegie has offer d
15 000 000 to another American citj.
also, it is. said. -"for the Durnoae of
"Poiladelobia. it ia underatooH uti l
be tbe next recipient of the iron mas
ter's bounty. Tt is behewd iht M,
Carnegie has r ffered to build libraries
aggregating t5.0QO.0QO in valuei on
conditions sipiilaf to those wbiph ap
cmpany his offer to New York. Ii is.
also understood that the official an
nouncement of the proposition wil be
made within a week.
"The World yesterday interview! d
several of Mr. Carneoria'a l.
friends in this country and they )
Kreeu m saying mat tbe 85.000 0U0
arms aid rorired asssnnru R in
formed his majesty that the rjriaor,ra donation is soon to be made uublic
probably emissaries of tbe Gen VIam not positive that PbiJai
Partfi sate Blood
By taking the old reliable Botanic
Blood Balm (a B. R), cures ulcers.
acorfula,ecsbma, pimples, itching skin,
sching bones, boils, carbuncles. If
vou are all run down take B. t B. B
It will give life, vigor and strength
to the blood B. B. B. makes the
blood pure and rich. Dauggists, $L
Trial treatment free, by writing Blood
Balm, Co., Atlanta, Ga.
All the Quests Escaped Saw and Pisa
laf Mills Barned.
Bv Tstogranh so the BUNrnlna 8tar.
KXROYA, W. Va., March SO. The
Grand hotel owned by Wright Bros,
was burned early to-day. All the
guests escaped uninjured. Loss $40 000
partially insured. The saw and plan
ing mills of Davis and Lenon were
burned a few hours earlier, entailing
a loss of $50,000 with no insurance.
A WORTH CAROLINA CASH.
NfWrn r. W. . , .J
s s MM- an ST - 1 i a an w
Stats of Ohio, Citt or Tolkdo
Fsank 3. Caum- makwoath thaziii ....
irenus xor tne same
LaW in V t. v . i CU ot Tot," . 7.".-
- wi"iHB.ft aunougn JffitfjLmwSiiS
ii. may not ne as efficient as the
labor we have in this country, but
with machinery and cheap labor the
eost of . production will probably
be lower " than in this country,
while the quality, of cotton will, aa
Jt general thin, be better.
Poesn't it seem that with inch a
ach mr t evarv ca or cItaIrj, hat ctn, S
cared by ttaa use or HAifa caii7c52if
riA.MiL j. casiigv.
Bworn to before me and enbeerfbed fn m
Preeanos, tbis SUi day of PecemoJr, aTS
j55Lf ; Rotary iWte.
01 me system. iitoTtS
Bold br DrasfiP"" f COWMea
Xiail's ramli FUlaara tba
Hon. James A. Lockhart,1 of
Anson, is being urged for the judge
ship of the Eighth judicial district.
This ia the dutrict in which Bon
cution. It is expected all the evidence.! ltep a Nf'. of Scotland, ia being
will be in by noon to morrow, oro- I w p7 n
Vided tha nmawnntinn rlont I POeltlOn
. w jpM V
Walter Clark on the sUnd. It he
goes on a very lively time is expected.
The star witness for the defence to
day was Justice Montgomery. : whose
testimony was very harsh against
I Justice Clark: so much so that it is
believed Clark ill demand to testif v
in self defence. Montgomery testified
that J udge Clark caused the whole
trouble in the office holding cases:
that when the opinion of the majority
I of tbe conn was & favor of be Pemo-
: Mr. Qeorge Jones, a yalued
employe of the A. C. L. at Florence,
and Miss Bailie Virginia Mmm nt
Fayetteville, were married at Baleisrh
Tuesday. The bride and groom left
immediately for FayettevUle. ' ,
An Excellent Combination.
Tlio pleasant method and. beneficial
effects of the well known remedy.
otbtjp of Figs, manufactured by the
Caupobhia Fie Stbup Ck., iUtustrate
the value pf obtaining he liquid laxa
tive principles of clan t a Inunm A
medicinally laxatfos and presentins?
them ia the form most refrhshrno- to. k5
taste and acceptable to the system. ; jft
is the one perfect strengthening laxa
tive, cleansing the system effectually
dispelling' colds, headaches and fevers
gently yet 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 kidnevs.
liver and bowels, Tviihont weakening
or irritating- them. maltA t t "A
laxative.. - . - , .. .
Snpreme Conrt Decision layplvlof Validity
of WUkes Cpaaty Bonds.
Bv Telegraph to the HOrnlna star.
WASmsQTOS, March 8. The
United States Supreme Court to-dav
rendered ita opinion in the case of
the commissioners of WUkes county,
North Carolina, versus Color, involv
ing the validity of bonds issutd by
vvuxes county in aid of the North
TJiS1 North Carolina railroad in
1899, under State laws passed in 1878
1879 and 188. The principal question
involved ' was whether thA TTnHori
8tates courts in passing upon the case
should accept the construction of the
8tate Supreme 'Court in the matter.
Justice Harlan handed down tbe
courfa opinion, holding tbe State
cpurt'a construction to be binding.
The State court had held that under
tne state constitution a- yea and nay
.7 - itj siature in authorizing
the indebtedness was mandatory.
Such a course had not been pursued
in authorising tbe bonds, and the con
"won was made that it was imma
terial The effect of to day's decision
ia opposed to the validity pf the bonda.
WAITIN0 P0R CARNEGIE.
trai niihiliat committee at gurich. The
visit was accordingly abandoned.
Tbft second affair occurred in the
middle of January, wben the Csar,
accompanied by bis mother, visited
the Cer.nuac exhibition. When enter
ing one of the rooms the. members of
the c vnmite- who were escorting the
imperial party, TOaaeniy noticed an
unknown man hurriedlv annroarhinp
the Czar. As the public had been ex-
ciuuea ana those authorized to attend
had teen carefully selected, the
presence of the stranger excited sus
Several of the Czar's party hastened
so meet aim to lead him away. There
upon the man suspiciously thrust bis
hand in apockef. He was instantly
ocuw. wneu ne was searched
bomb was found in his pocket.
LYNCHING IN MISSISSIPPI
Nefro Charged With Attempted Robbery
aod A88SBlt the Victim.
Bv Telegraph to the Mtnuuif star
; TiBfiy. Miss., March 30. Jody Bell,
a begro; 2? years of sge. charged with
attempted robbery and assault, was
lvncbed here to-night.
Bell had been given a preliminary
bearing and placed in jail. It was the
intention to take him to Jackson to
morrow for safe keeping. Lter de
velopments, it wmi imalicstM 1 an.
other negro, Charles Hollingsworth
by same, and be was also arrested and
placed in jail. The mob mant to
bang him with Bell, but he fought his
-j mruuitu laesmau army or men
and at least fifty shots were fired at
biar. He escaped in the darkness.
phia is to be the benefieia
of tbe gentlemen, -put from the treed
of Mr. Carnegie'e remarks during tbe
last few months. I know that he ia
contemplating doing something band-
"You areA safe in saving that verv
soon a gift of $5,000,000 from Carnegie
to some American city wiil be an
nounced: that the monev is to h lispd.
In building libraries and tbat tbe city
will probably be Philadelphia.
, Mr. Carnegie has had a treat deai xt
business with Philadelphia and he
entertains the kindliest feelings for the
people of that city.
DROWNED HER UAUQHTER.
All Sorts of People at Soothsmptoa Who
. ByTeieTapbusiMMorniiur star. -
BOUTHAMpTOir, March 20 Tne ar ;
nvai nere of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Carnegie, who sailed from New York
on the American line steamer St
- . "BBBBBSWBBBBSnBSW " , . "
Under a rrest la Port Wertb, Tex t Charted
t With Kidaappiag. V;
. ByTeievrapb to tne Morning star, ;
Fort Woeth, Texas March 20 1-
" ireierson d J. L- Cooper,
claimibfif to h. rsm-. v r
. "wuoia iruin iNortb
S?trh areu d er arrest herech arged
with kidoapp.ng- They took cbsrVe.
a reirtii; Tf .1. 1 a,l8lto have killed
Air rea. me bad WarHc.sr
Tbe Act of a Meatally Derated Woman
Near Mllford, N. H.
By iwegraph to tne Xorning star.
Milfokd, N. H., March 20. While
mentally deranged. Mrs. William Kf
Wilkins drowned her eleven-v ear-old
daughter, Maude, this afternoon' in
the Soueghan river. Mrs. Wilkins
then crossed th
the house of Edward N.nhnl. .:,i
told him - have drowned my little
girl and want you o go to Miiford
and inform te authorities
- Mr. Nichoia nntifi.rl rihif tji;
Dodge who with oihi m.... .k
child' body.: Mrs.. -Wilkin. ...
brought to her hnm. 11 aa Siata rxt
collapse. She if tbe wife of Wm. Hf
Th mMII i WH teemed resident
Ihe child wss beloyed by both parents.
. -vriiitTiot had been divorpni
gjwow nxarriage with Mr, Wil-
In the process of manuiactnrin
used, as they are nlamnt Ter
"uo toe arrest. Warrick h.u .
asa. I . 7
' S.ok t A asis)h ta Tlaae
Saves nine. Huaraea Tonic new imtiirna
taat pleacant, taken In early Spring and F3
prevents Ohms, Dengue ana MaUrlal tevera.
u vps tbe Uvar, tones bp the system. Bter
Taste, out we mediclnaj qualities of the
remedy are obtained lzZ?l-
3,Toid Stations, please ,
k full name of the (Smpa
printed on the front of every paulSgS.
CALIFORNIA FI6 SYRUR CO.
xuivaa S"22l '
hr l S?","d.wjth W 3LbeTexs. official.
. vwtuua oiecmosynary
institutions who wsnt cheeks. These
uiviuue repreaentauves or cities seek
ing libraries and agents of a variety of
institutions desiring aid. HartW
rr . . u-putauon of sixtv
awamng the steamer's arrival Thl
loc.1 manager of the AmTricVn 5!
who has 160 letters and tWegram.
from all nawim f . . . . S1""
cWhTm" 7 j r? rpom a" sorts and
eondhion, of people from university
presidents to mAhfiiM.t. - rr
. - Newbern Journal: Buildibg
in this city, where bricks are needed,
is practically at a stand still, owing to
the scarcity tf brick. Kinston is also
re. ool a few brick can be se
cured at Gold boro. There ia a regular
brick famine in this section pf the
- I urd HU Lea;.
a frightful running sore on bis leg.
but writes that Bucklen's Amies Salfe
wbolly currd it in ten dais For
Uicra. Wouada, Bur,!., Bo, P. n
or Pile, it's th best salve the w. rid
Cure e-uaiwntMtrl . nvU
Sold bv B. R. Rni iuv
'""u varoiina. : . ".
flats.- taotmatiMifaUkm: - - - -t
othata and voawffltat A. b.rfM1n.C.
ALL, DHALER3 KEEP THEM '
Vaatobann.-. -w T5 T.
".v . ruo"5 party orr xo Uou-
t V . . f, J
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