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W I LLI AM H. BERNARD.
Xditor snd Proprietor.
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Friday. - - March 29, 190I
the English mill followed their
example. This waa not on account
of the higher -price of cotton, out on
account of the decreased demand for
goods in the Eastern- markets,
where the exporters made large sales.
These markets are to Bome extent
closed now, and will probably con-.
tinue so for some time to come, ana
indefinitely with war threatened be
tween Japan and Kussia. China and
India will then buy less cotton
goods than they are -buying now,
and Japan, which bought most of
her raw cotton from this country,
will make fewer goods and buy Ubs
cotton, for China was the market
for the goods she exported. Under
these conditions there is no proba
bility of an improvement in the
marketsou the other, side of the
Pacific, and no reason to believe
that there will be a demand for as
much co,tton as was tised last year.
With less demand than there was
last year' would it oe reasonaoie
to fiTiw.t higher nrices than this
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FIVB OE TEN CENT COTTON!
Whether the next cotton crop
will brine a low price or a high
price, a price that will pay the
planter or put him on the verge of
if not absolutely into bankruptcy
will depend upon the planter him
self. Of course he may plant a
large acreage and have a small crop,
or a small acreage and have a com
paratively large crop, for these
things depend largely upon the sea
sons, but as far as the map has any
agency in controlling results the
price of the next crop will depend
npon the planter. If he plants
judiciously with a view to keeping
V,Q rai.Wfid croD within the
world's demand for consumption I crop brought, and with an increased
a fair price, I supply coincident -with aecreasea
THE PEANUT AS POOD
A distinguished Southern bishop
sometime ago discovered that after
eating a reasonable quantity of pea
nuts, nicely parched, ne couia ho
down and sleep like a top, and he
therefore became enthusiastic over
the peanut as a soporific and never
hesitated to give it . his unqualified
endorsement. But now we have
a testimonial as to the nutritious
food properties of the peanut; which
is even more interesting than the
good Bishop's discovery of its sopo
A good citizen f the town of
Anburn, K. ,Y. who proposed to
keep Lent in a thoroughly self
denying way, resolved to limit his
Hi in one meal a day, whicn meai
DON'T GET THIN
- -:,:' irreat confidence, i. mamfestea to- . nire and plump?
inurht-many who favor jmpeaenmen i get"", " - S
V wewadj to concede that the. Senate there is safety in plumpness.
isn t kcaait This change is I . , vniir i
. ... i summer nan
t largely due to the menui rguu.cu.
(Continued from 1st page.)
Special Star Tetearam.1
Raleigh, N. C. varcb 25. To
speeches were delivered In the Court
of Imott&chuienl lo day, "ib for the
defence. .Ttif v.; w re by Hon. F- H. L
Busbee and Hon. a F Long. Mr.
Busvee's speech wits supplemental to
his argument Saturday H look oc
casion to denounce as false the report
sent out that he had attacked the
House of Representatives and charged
them with adopting article of im
peachment for prti8an purpose; suiJ
he did say and would repeat, that
side or tne
he can depend upon
but if the crop be larger than the
world's consumption needs then
the buyer will make his own price
and the planter will have to take it
or leave his cotton on the planta-
demand for goods wouldn't it be
even more reasonable to expect re
duced prices for the raw material?
If there he a surplus of cotton and
the manufacturers can get it as fast
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tion. There isn't a planter in tne i as tney wani it, ana me umw "
South who does not know this, but I compelled to sell it (as tne manuiac
there isn't one in ten of them who
lays his plans accordingly.
This is all the more remarkable in
view of the past experience our cot
turers know they will be) they will
buy to suit themselves and will
make their own prices, as all buy
ers do when they have the game in
ton-nUntera have had and the penal-1 their own hands. With a crop fair
ties they have paid for indiscreet ly within the demands of the mills,,
planting. If with the experience the millers will be anxious to buy,
they have had and the good advice will offer fair prices early and keep
that has 1een offered by persons them up until they have all the cot-
competent to advise, they persist in I ton they need; and if there is a crop
an acreaze laree enough to run down I within the demand this will insure
prices, they will have themselves and
themselves only to blame for it.
We have heretofore published
communications on this subject
found in the columns of other
papers urging planters to keep the
good prices for all of it from the
beginning to the close of the season
and the planter will have some
money in his pocket when the last
of his crop is sold. -The farmer who
in addition to cotton has raised bis
cotton acreage down this year, and I 0wn supplies on the farm will have
thus keep prices up, for which they I a good deal in his pocket.
thev had heard only one
subject and were subjectt-d to Btrongly
partisan speeches, so they were prob
was to consist of peanuts and milk. I ably unconsciously biased against lb
hill of fare I iudeea: they would
n HLUliA. KVF UiO I-"" -
orA V.ora io fchA r ft fill It ES toM tO a
- -w-r TTT t .T
reporter of the JNew lor rrorto,
who asked him about it:
"I never felt better in my life. I
believe I could get along on peanuts
and milk for the rest of bt life. Pea
nuts are very nutritious. They contain
more nourishment than an equal
amount of the best beefsteak. When
I began my Lenten diet i inougni i
was limiting myself to the smallest
amount of food possible for the main
finance of life, but instead of that I
found that after the first eignteenaays
I had taken on five pounds in weight
I have gained a little every day since.
I eat my pint of peanuts and drink my
glass of milk at noon every oay
and no oiner iooo -passes mjr f
for twenty four hours. I have a good
annntita when the noon nour arrives.
hut am not ravenouslv hungry. After
I eat my allowance I have the same
satisfied sense that a man has after
e iting a good dinner. I buy the pea
nutsa pint including sneus am
from the roaster of one of the street
venders. My food for the week costs
42 cents, 35 cents for the peanuts and
seven cents for the milk. That costs
only a cent for a glass. A man can't
live much cheaper and get fat on it,
can he!" .
This opens up the way to a wide
range of suggestions and remarks, but
withont yielding to the temptation,
who knows what a mighty boost this
may give the peanut, and how far it
may go towards solving the cook
question, cheap living, etc.
gave reasons the lorce 01 waicn
could be understood by every one,
whether interested in cotton or not.
Here is another which appeared in
the Atlanta journal from a former
citizen of the South, now interested
in cotton manufacturing in the
North. It is not lengthy but
is full of sense and appeals to every
Southern farmer who plants cotton
for profit, and not simply for exer
cise or fun. The letter was addressed
. to the Commissioner of Agriculture
for the State of Georgia, and is as
CNbw York, March 19, 1901.
Hon. O. B. Stevens, Commissioner of
Agriculture, Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Sib I have observed that
whatever has come from you in re
gard to cotton has carried considerable
weight, and I want to say that unless
something is done the Southern far
mer will be confronted with five cent
cotton again next Fall. The idea
prevailing that it will take years for
the staple to go baok to that price is
all wrong. Cotton in January sold at
12.75 and to-day next January sold at
7.40, a decline of about 4 cents per
pound in six weeks. This condition
has been brought about by the mills
absolutely refusing to pay the price,
and a combined effort on the part of
the mills, dry goods people, cotton
factors and speculators. Should the
acreage be as large as last
year, mills all over the worl.
will buy from hand to mouth until,
the new crop is made, should condi
tions be favorable. As every well
posted person knows we could have
easily made 12 J millions and a half
last year with favorable seasons.
Should the acreage be increased to
any considerable extent and condi-
tions remain good for the growing
crop with present trade conditions six
cenu will look high for cotton next
November. The only hope that the
farmer has is tb cut his crop, and not
plant all cotton, but corn and other
things. Should farmers cut their crop
one-fourth this year, they would get
i a big price for cotton now held by
them. Also, for the next crop, and in
the event the next crop is increased
they will sell what they now have
cheaper than they should, and the
next at the most ruinous price, con
isdering the cost of labor, provisions,
l n i i
ohj., we nave ever seen. EiVeryDoay
is against the price of cotton except
the Southern farmer. Considering 7
to 8 cents a big price, the only hope
the South has now is to curtail acre
age in cotton and raise plenty of
everything she uses at home.
Please take the matter up and ask
every secretary of agriculture in the
South to help you to impress this im
portant fact of planting less cotton.
'After the crop is once in the ground
the South is helnleaa with pood sea
sons. Providence will not interfere
ever year as it did last.
Yours very truly,.
. L. B. Dabden.
This is so apparent to any one
who gives thought to it that it is
remarkable that planters would need
any urging to keep the cotton
Some time ago the Commissioners
of Agriculture in the cotton-growing
States held a meeting to diBcuss the
question of acreage, and they unan
imously issued! an address to the
farmers of the cotton States urging
them to keep the acreage down,
pointing to the fact that a large
' crop would inevitably bring prices
down. . Since then they as individ
uals have issued appeals to the
planters of their own States empha
sizing the importance of keeping the
crop within the desired limit. They
have been followed in their appeals
by numerous writers familiar with
the cotton movement and either in
terested in that or in the prosperity
of the South, which is in a great
measure dependent npon the pros
perity of the cotton planter.
Mr. Stevens in his official capa
city and as a pfanter has done as
much as any man in the South to
check'the folly of overproduction of
cotton, and to stimulate, diversified
farming, in which he has been some
what successful at least as far
as diversified farming goes.
The American mills, or a consid
erable number of them North and
South, some tioie ago reduced the
hours of work to reduce the stock
of goods on hand and prevent piling
np too much of a surplus. Later,
ANOTHER WASTE PRODUCT.
For half a century or more cotton
seed was a waste product. Now it
is worth over $50,000,000 a year
and will before many years be worth
double that. Cotton stalks, corn
stalks and pine straw are now waste
products, very little use being made
of them, but the time will come
when thev will be worth millions of
dollars. There is another waste
product sawdust, to some of the
possibilities of which the Savannah
News calls attention in the follow
ing: "Wherever there is a saw-mill in
Georgia and there are thousands of
them a feature of the landscape is an
immense sawdust pile. In most cases
the pile will be seen to be burning,
with more or less reluctance. The
flames seem loth to devour the residue
that represents thousands and thou
sands of feet of timber, so the pile
smoulders and smokes, except when
stirred and coaxed by the small boy
who receives a few cents a day for
keeping the fire going. Many saw
mills burn as much sawdust as they
can in their furnaces, but even then
they cannot get rid of it . all and big
piles rapidly accumulate. What to do
with the stuff is often a bothersome
question to mill men.
"But, should sawdust be regarded
as a waste product, and treated ac
cordingly? In Montreal, Canada, a
chemist in the employ of a mill man
has been experimenting with sawdust
with a view to utilizing it, and he has
found it verv rich in possibilities. He
has constructed an apparatus for the
treatment of sawdust, and with it he
has received returns of a number of
valuable products. By distillation, or
rather the heating of the sawdust in a
retort, he has obtained a good illumi
nating gas and other things of worth.
From 1,000 pounds of sawdust he has
got, besides the gas, 160 pounds of
char, 180 pounds of acids and 162
pounds of tar, besides water. This
was from white pine and spruce saw
dust. The sawdust of the yellow pine
would give a much larger percentage
of tar and its derivatives. In Germany
there are several plants for util
izing sawdust, one of the chief
products of these plants being ox
alic acid. In Scotland there are sim
ilar plants, which not only extract
acids from the sawdust, but make
from it also linoleum, floor cloths.
wall paper and coarse wrapping paper.
A very fair quality of heavy paper
is made from even the coarse fibered
"Once on a time, as will be remem
bered, the so called waste products of
gas plants were turned off into run
ning streams or otherwise disposed of
in the most handy manner. Now
they are saved and manufactured into
dyes and various chemicals. Many of
the drugs most used these days for
fevers and headaches are derivatives
of coal tar. It may be that the saw
mill men are throwing away money,
in a matter of their sawdust piles, just
as the gas makers used to throw away
money in turning into the rivers and
creeks their residue from gas mak-.
Night Sweats, loss of appetite,
weak and impoverished blood, colds,
la grippe and general weakness are
frequent results of malaria. ROBKBTS'
Tasteless Chill Tonic eliminates the
malaria, purifies your blood, restores
vour annetite and tones up your liver.
25c per bottle. Insist on having Rob
erts'. No other "as good." E. B.
Bellamy. Jos. C. 8hepabd, Jr., and
J. Hicks Bunting. t
FEDERAL COURT JURORS.
Those Drawa from Several Cosstles In
the District for the April Term
Jurors for the Wilmington term of
th District Federal Court which will
be convened here, Monday, April 29tb,
have been drawn as follows:
Cumberland county W. A Tilling
hast, Cyrus Murphy, W. H. Levy, J.
Sampson Autry Baggett, I. T. Mc
Lamb, J. R. McPhail, Wm. Daughtry,
W. W. Newkirk.
New Hanover Eugene Philyaw,
8 Bender, R. M. Murray, Wm.
Calder, R. H. Pickett.
Richmond Stephen Wall, J. M.
Smith, J. G. Terry, Jacob Perkins.
Brunswick Jesse Lancaster, Jack
son Stanland, Jno. H. Moore, George
E. Brooks, W. A. Moore.
Scotland Jno. D. McDonald, John
M. Brewer, T. M. McLauchlin, W.
Pender J. E. Durham, R. A. Cor
belt, Peter Simpson, A.. E. Boston, M.
Robeson W. F. 8teed, R. B. Rus
sell. D. F. Edmunds, Gils Davis.
Duplin J. P. Alderman, C. E.
Hussey, Jno. R. Wells, Robt. G. Max
well, B. W. Sutton.
Bladen H. P. Clark, Richard
Smith, W. L Shaw, J. C. Stanley,
James C. Cromartie,.
Columbus James H. Strauss, C. W.
Maultsby, E. H. Cook, J. M. Hinson.
FUNERAL OP MRS. STONE.
reproduce this because it is
as applicable to Eastern North Caro
lina as it is to Georgia, for all
through the pine belt of this State,
wherever there are saw mills (and
there are a great many), the trouble
has been to get rid of the accumulat
ing piles of sawdust. It is remark
able that with the inventive genius
and resourcefulness of our people
this waste has not been turned to
Impressive Services Yesterday Afterooon
at St. James' Interment Oakdale.
At St. James Episcopal church
yesterday afternoon, at 4:30 o'clock,
an impressive funeral service was
held over the remains of the
lamented Mrs. . Julia Worth Stone,
whose sad death was noted in yester
day's Stab. The rector, Rev. F. H. T.
Horsefield, officiated and was as
sisted by Rev. Calvin 8. Blackwell,
D. ID., pastor of the First Baptist
The church was filled with friends
and relatives of the deceased, the sor
rowing husband and bereaved family.
The interment was in Oakdale ceme
tery and the floral tributes were
The following were pall bearers for
the sad occasion:' Honorary, Capt.
W. R Kenan, Capt. -W. A. Sanders,
Dr. W. J. H. Bellamy, Dr. F. H.
Russell, Messrs. C EL Robinson, W.
J. Croswell. Jr., C. W. Worth, J. H
Chad bourn, Jr., H. C. McQueen, M.
J. Corbett, DuBrutz Cutlar and J. W.
Norwood; active, Dr. George' C.
Worth, Messrs. W. A.. Caldwell, L.
B. Rogers, William J. Bellamy,
Henry B. Peschau, W. G. Whitehead,
Fred Dick and Clayton Giles.
Stats or Ohio, Citt or Tolido,
Lucas County f
Frank J. Crknkt makes oath that he ls: sen
ior partner ot tne firm of F. J. Cheney & Co.,
and State aforesaid, ana that said firm will pay
the sum of ONB HUNDRED doluars for
each and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured bv the nae Of 11 ALL'S Catarrh Cure.
FRANK J, CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my
presence, this 6th day of December, A. 1). 1880.
i 1 A.W.GLKA80S,
jSRAL V , ffotary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken internally, and
aets directly on tbe blood and mucous surfaces
ot the system. Bend for testimonials, free.
' r. J. CHE KIT 6 CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists 75c
. HaU'sFamuV Puis are the nest-
A Railroad Scheme.
Yesterday afternoon's Fayetteville
Observer says that citizens in sections
of Wayne and Sampson counties are
much interested in a i proposed rail
road line to be built from Genoa, on
the Wilmington and Weldon railroad
near Goldsboro, to Roseboro on the
A. & Y. railroad near Fayetteville in
Sampson county. A company for the
building of such a line was granted a
charter at the recent session of the
Legislature and townships through
whie hthe proposed line passes were
granted power to issue bonds toward
securing the construction of the road.
It is sriven out that work on the line
will begin next Fall.
have been more
tban men not to have been. -fflr.
Busbee spoke to day for two hours,
showing that the judges have com
mitted no error in their decision of the
Shellfish Commission cae, and if
they had. are not impeachable for
an error; that they ' appear at the
bar of the Senate and ask only
justice. Inclosing, he said Justices
Furches and Douglas had only done
their sworn duty; if convicted theirs
will be blood sacrifice to the idea that
impeachment is necessary to establish
the work of the Democratic party dur
ing tbe past four years
James H. Pou and Hon. C. B. Wat
son are yet to speak for the prosr cu
tion and. ex Governor Jarvis and
F. L Osborne for the defence.
The State Printing Commission met
to day and awarded the contract to
Edwards Sr Broughton and Uzzell
Bros , of Raleigh.
Governor Aycock said to-night the
contract would save the State at least
$3,800 a year over the previous con
tract The Governor appoints members of
the Text Book sub Commission, which
is to decide upon the list of books to
be adopted in public schools as fol
lows: Prof. J. Y. Joyner, Greens
boro; J. D. Hodges, Augusta; Hon.
John C. Scarborough, Murfreesboro;
Prof. C O. Wri'ht, Straw; J. B.
Butler, States ville; Rev. C. G. Var
dell, Red Springs; Prof. J. I. Foust,
Goldsboro; Prof. W. L. Carmichael,
Brevard; Prof. .J. L. Kesler, Raleigh.
Tne sub commissiou meets to morrow
to consider bids and books, and will
report back April 23rd to tbe commis
sion as to the merits of the various
books, and the contract will be award'
ed as soon thereafter as possible.
Raleigh, N. C, March 26. In the
Court of Impeachment to day, James
H. Pou spoke for the prosecution
and ex-Governor Jarvis and Hon.
Frank I. Osborne for tbe defence. All
three speeches were easily, in many
respects, the most powerful yet deliv
ered Tbe keynote of Mr. Pou's ar
gument was that Judges Furches and
Douglas should be impeached for
manifesting a partisan motive in their
construction of the White shell-fish
commission case, and lor issuing a
mandamus on the treasurer.
-Ex Governor Jarvis said, in speak
ing for the defence, he would not say
there was politics in tbe prosecution,
but would ask the Senators on their
consciences if the respondent judges
had been Democrats would the im
peachment ever have been heard oft
Osborne's speech for the defence was
in progress when the Senate took re
cess until to-morrow. His is pro
nounced the crowning oratorical feat
ure of the argument by counsel, and
many pronounce bis presentation of
the case uncontrovertible. He defied
the prosecution to show where the
accused judges bad violated their oath
of office in a single instance; their
record showing that they had dis
charged their duty in every instance
to the best of their ability, and then if
error had been committed and what
judge had not committed error they
could not in the light of any prece
dent be impeached. If they were, it
would mean the degradation and de
struction of the judiciary. He spoke
only about half an hour and will con
clude to morrow.
Hon. O. B. Watson will close for
the prosecution. It is expected that a
night session will be held to morrow
in order that a vote may be taken
by tbe Senate aiid the trial formally
concluded It is generally conceded
that a majority will vote in favor of
impeachment, but there is abundant
doubt as to their being two-thirds
majority necessary for impeachment.
Wimloftoa's Board of Audit.
Governor Aycock to-day issued
commissions reappointing the follow
ing members of the Wilmington Board
of Audit and Finance for a term of
two years, beginning when the pres
ent terms expire: Messrs. H. O. Mc
Queen, Jessie Wilder, W. A. Riach,
S. P. McNair and C. W. Yates.
Opinions in cases from eastern Caro
lina were handed down in the Supreme
Court to-day as , follows: State-vs.
Hartne&s, Cherokee, new trial; Weed
en vs. Trust Co., New Hanover,
error; Hodges vs. Lipscomb, Wilson,
action dismissed; Strause vs. Insur
ance Co., Pitt, no error. The follow
ing cases were disposed of by per
Fauon vs. Hicks, motion to retax
costs denied; Chemical Co. vs. Kirven,
motion of plaintiff for new trial on
newly discovered evidence allowed;
Edwards vs. Pate, Greene, affirmed;
State vs. Fort, Cumberland, no error;
State vs. Council, Cumberland, mo
tion for new trial on newly discovered
evidence denied and judgment affirm
Raleigh, N. C, March 27.
Interest in the impeachment trial of
Chief Justice Furches and Associate
Justice Douglas is growing. .The
lobbies and galleries were crowded
and hundreds were turned away to
day. Prominent citizens are here
from all. parts of the State to witness
the closing scenes of the great trial .
Hon. Cyrus B. Watson is now clos
ing argument for the defence. He
spoke two hours this - afternoon and
will close to-morrow. The Senate
will proceed immediately to roll call
and ballot on the question of impeach
ment Opponents of impeachment
other than counsel for the defence,
of Hon. F. I Uaoorneaor
in that it has elicited expressions from
Qan.tnra bv which their vote
can be easily anticipated. It is claimed
by some conservative men mat wwo
will be not less than twentj four
votes for acquittal; only sixteen will
Hon. C. B. Watson's speech advo
cating impeachment is a strong effort
and is being listened to with close at
tention. , , .
It is expected that the whole after
noon to-morrow will be consumed in
taking a ballot, as almost every Sena
tor will claim the right to explain his
Wake Crimiaal Court.
The grand jury of Wake Criminal
Court rendered a true bill against
Major W. H, Martin, late institutional
clerk of the5 State trtasury, for em
bezzlement of $3,800 of the State's
prison fund. No dale is set lor tbe
trial. State Treasurer R. B. Lacy, ex
State Treasurer Worth and Jos. G.
Brown, president of the Citizens'
Rank, were the witnesses examined.
Special Star porrespondence.
Raleigh, N. C, March 25. Major
W. H. Martin, the defaulting msuiu
tional clerk under ex 8tate Treasurer
Worth, will be brought to trial during
this week before Judge Henry R
Starbuck, in the Wake county Crim
inal Court, which convened to-day
for a two weeks' term. Witnesses
for the State have been summoned to
appear before the grand jury on Wed-
. Major Martin, it will be remem
bered, has acknowledged taking funds
of the State's prison amounting to
$3,800, this being the amount of the
shortage at the time that he was sum
moned to the treasury and confront
ed with the situation. Very little
progress has been made as yet in the
further investigation of the accounts,
the legislative committee appointed
for the purpose having not yet be
gun their work.
Two other notable cases coming up
during this term of the court are the
trial of Samuel Mangum for killing
Peter Griffin and Tom Johnson, col
ored, for attempting to run a loco
motive over Engineer Fred Borroughs
white the latter waa at work under the
The contest over the mayoralty of
Raleigh in Democratic primary, April
2nd, promises to be a hard fought
three cornered battle. The candidates
are Hon. A. M. Powell (the present
incumbent), Mr. Joseph E. Pogue
and Mr. J. S. Wynne. Mr. Pogue
has been prominently before the
people for some years as secretary
of the North Carolina Agricultural
Society, the great success of the an
nual Bute Fair here being largely due
t j his energetic and wel directed ef
forts. The election will be held under
the new Forshee legalized primary
Raleigh, N. C, March 26 The
people of Raleigh are agog this morn
ing with excitement over the safe
cracking episode at the office in this
city of the Southern Express Com
pany. It is conceded to be one of the
most daring burglaries ever known
in North Carolina, and there is great
anxiety lest the burglars should suc
ceed in evading arrest. Local officers
are scouring tbe country in every di
rection in the hope of apprehending
them. It is expected that tbe South
ern Express Company will to-day
offer a large reward for their arrest
Several 1 members of the Express
Company's detective service will ar
rive here this morning and take np
the threads of evidence with a view to
ferreting out the mystery as to the
identity of the safe-crackers. Many
believe it is the work of amateurs for
the reason that such crude tools a
brace and bit and two ordinary chisels
wer6 used in effecting an entrance,
and the explosion in blowing open the
safe was poorly muffled. In fact, it
was this fact which led to the discovery
of their work. In cracking the safe,
however, they were remarkably sue
cessful. The massive door and its
hinges were literally blown to pieces.
I assisted Manager Poe in opening the
safe a few minutes after tbe explosion.
Its condition was such that it was only
necessary to pull down the frame of
the door and remove the inner sheet
iron lining, which had been blown
rather tightly against the interior of
the safe. The removal of the entire
"wreckage," which came between the
safe-crackers and the possibility of car
rying away several hundred dollars in
open cash and a number of valuable
express packages in their hurried flight
required only a minute or two.
Raleigh, N. 0., March 27. The
text book sub commission, appointed
by Governor Aycock Monday, in ac
cordance with the provisions of the
Aycock text book' act has organized
and received from the text book com
mission (State Board of Education)
copies of text books offered by pub
lishers in connection with their bids
for the contract to supply booxs tor
the public schools of tbe state.
THE VALEIQH CRACKSMEN.
Inspector Connolly Is Sore Tbey Are Iden
tical With Red Springs' BnrfUrt. "
Postoffice Inspector Jere Cn colly.
of Wash if. Eton, D. C, was rur ytter-
Aaw from a trio of investigation into
food-works ; winter is coming I the a 8afe robbery at Red
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to trv vour
Krri-mi ' Fail I Sorincs on Marcn Jiotn. , airuonnujijr
is trickv : look
out! Look out for colds es
pecially. Scott's emulsion of cod-liver
oil is the subtlest of helps. It
is food, the easiest food in the
world; it is more than food; it
helps you digest your food, and
set more nutriment from it.
Don't get thin, there is saf ety
in plumpness. Man woman
II you have not tried it, lend lor free sample,
. . . . :ll win
t: s a jjreeaDie osic aw i j
5oc. and j.oo ; all druggist.
SCOTT & BOWNE,
400-415 Pearl Street,
save that he is of the opinion,' in fact
hm is almost sure, that the burglars are
u. Antmwd the office of the
Smthern Express Company at Ra-
i.5k TMvUmilaii of which were
ted in the Star yesterday ."
This conclusion he . draws from the
mode of operation in both cases and
from bis knowledge of professionals or
"crooks." working in this territory.
'While Mr. -Connolly does not pretend
to say who the cracksmen really are,
he is very sure they belonged to a
band of "yeggmen," or apprentices
..fnrnfesftioiia.18. who denude them
selves of all possible suspicion by car
rying no baggage or tools, depending
nnn tfiA tw blacksmith shops for
these necessities to their profession.
Ee savs ihey are travelling through
the country as ordinary 'hobos"
because they prefer to lead that mode
of life. He is quite sure they will be
heard from again and advises the ut
most caution on the part of the peo
ple in this section of the State.
Mr. Connolly further says that he is
of the opinion that these men are ap
prentices of two professionals who
were killed by an explosion of their
nn i.mmite near Washington a
mnnth nr six weeks aco. They will
SBBV m I. -sbv I
ash and your
profits will be
crop will be
(W books, telling about composition of fprtiW,.
best adapted for all crops, are free to all farmers.
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
93 Nassau St., New York.
SHIP BUILDING IN 1900.
will render their reports as to the
merits of the subjtct matter and
workmanship or the books ivprn ou
They have adopted a resolution to the
effect that every member of the sub
commission declines to be interviewed
regarding the merits of any book by
anv mnraBentatives of any book com
pany or their friends, and all com- I appear in communities he says, as the
mumcations on tne suDject 01 doom i innmv,ent seemine tramps
mnt ba sent through tbe Governor.
The sub commission give as their rea
son for this, that they are determined
to examine fairly all books submitted
and rt-port without bias the merits of
Rev. R A. Torry, D. D.i the great
preacher and Bible teacher from Chi
cago is spending a few days here con
ducting special meetings at Taber
nacle Baptist Church. He is the cas
tor of tbe great Moody church and
president of the Moody Bible Institute
at Chicago. Very large crowds are
attending every service
Circuit of Pairs.
The North Carolina Circuit of Fairs
has been organized for the purpose of
assuring to the various Fairs next Fall
cha&te, refined and unobjectionable
attractions, secure the finest stock for
exhibits and the race tracks, protect
the fairs against fakirs, and for other
purposes. The members of the asso
ciation and dates for the fa rs are as
Greensboro, Oct. 7th to 11th; Ra
leigh, Oct 21st to 26th; Winston,
Oct. 28th to Nov. 1st; Fayetteville,
Nov. 4th to 7th.
North Carolina gets $4,200 from the
Peabody Educational fund this year,
distributed ' as follows: Greensboro,
$2,000; Winston, $700; Elizabeth City,
$400; Fayetteville, $160; Franklinton,
$250; Monroe, $200; Mt. Airy, $100;
Kinston, $100; Washington, $100;
Waynesville, $100. -,
Prohibited Slot Machines
In consequence of the feature qf
the new Revenue act which prohibits
8 lot machines in the State, it will be
necessary for the State Auditor to re
fund to several bar room keepers who
during last November and December
took out license to operate one or
more of these machines for a year.
The State tax from New Hanover on
lot machines was $398,37, about
the tax on four machines. About
two thirds of this amount will
have to be returned. The coun
ty commissioners will have to refund
a similar amount, the tax on each
machine having been $100 for the
8tate and $100 for the county. It is a
remarkable fact that tax was collected
on only nineteen slot machines in the
entire 8tate and seven of these were
in Wake and four in New Hanover.
No tax was paid on a single slot ma
chine in Charlotte, Winkton, Greens
boro or Ashvilte.
Mr. D. A. Tompkins, of Charlotte,
is here directing the preparation of the
plans for the new textile buildings at
the A. and M. College, for the erection
of which $20,000 was appropriated by
the last General Assembly.
while they will not hesitate to perform
upon the slightest provocation a very
neat job at safecracking.
Our Greatest speelam.
For twentv years Dr. J. Newton
Hathaway has so successfully treated
o.hmnin diseases that he is acknow
ledged to day to stand at the head of
his profession in this line. His exclu
sive method of treatment for Varicocle
and Stricture without the aid of knife
or cautery cures in 90 per cent of all
cases. In the treatment of Loss of Vi
tal Forces, Nervous Disorder, Kidney
and Urinary Complaints, Paralysis,
Blood Poisoning, Rheumatism, Catarrh
and Diseases peculiar to wemen, he is
equally successful. Cases pronounced
hopeless by other physicians, readily
yield to his treatment Write him to
day fully about your case. He makes
no charge for consultation or advice,
either at his office of by mail.
J. Newton Hathaway, M. D.,
22 South Broad St, Atlanta, Ga.
Deputy Marshal Resigned.
Mr. T. O. Bunting, who for the past
fifteen years or more has s rved effi
ciently at Wilmington as Deputy U. 8.
Marshal, yesterday forwarded his res
ignation, effective at once, to Marshal
H C. Dockery, of Rockingham. His
successor has not yet been appointed.
Mr. Bunting assigns no special reason
for his resignation other than that be
does not care to serve longer from the
fact that the duties of the office often
very seriously interfere with his other
plat s and the emoluments are not
such as would warrant the devotion of
his ent-'re time to the office, at the sac
rifice of everything else.
DAMAGE BY FLOODS.
The Output of (treat Britain, tbe United
States, Qermany and France Tbe
. By Teieirr&ph to the Morning star .
Washington, March 27. Accord
ing to a report to the State Department
by United States Consul Sawu-r, at
Glauchau, the shipbuilding yards of
Great Britain during 1900 turned out
1,442,471 tons of commercial vessels,
against 861,692 tons by all other
countries combined. With warships
added, the respective amounts aggre
gated 1.510,835 and 1,053,792. In the
last three years,-however, says Con
sul Sawter, foreign countries have
doubled their outputs, while Eng
land's has increased only fifty
per cent The United States last
year led both Jer many and France,
the amounts of tons standing re
spectively 358,657; 260,751 and 165,
Germany turned out the largest
ship the Deutschland, of 16,502 tons.
Four other German steamers had
each a tonnage of over 10,000. Eng
land built eight big ships, four being
12,000 tons each, and the Minnehaha
13,403. France is fast increasing her
sailing fleet in consequence of sub
sidies and makes no, headway wuk
steamers. - 1
In the slums Mrsj Nation praytd
with the inmates of resorts and kissed
several good-bye. She ended the
tour with a visit to the police station,
where she pleaded with the prisoners
to do better. She will return to Cin
cinnati at 7 A. M., where she lectures
MRS. CARRIE NATION
Lectured at Lexington, Ky Started on
a Slommiog Toar Several Saloons
Visited and Threatened!
POSTOFFICE CASE AT LAUR1NBUR0.
An Excellent Combination.
The pleasant method and beneficial
effects of the well known remedy,
Stbtjp of Fias, manufactured by the
California Fig Sybtjp 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 tne system, it
is -the one perfect strengthening laxa
tive, cleansing the system effectually,
dispelling colds, headaches add fevers
gently yet promptly and enabling one
lo overcome naouuu constipation per
manently. Its perfect freedom from
everv obiectionable quality and sub
stance, and its acting on the kidneya,
liver and bowels, without weakening
or irritating them, make it the ideal
- In the process of manufacturing figs
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 Caxifobnia Fie Sybtjp
Co. only. In order to get its beneficial
effects and to avoid imitations, please
remember the full name of the Company
printed on the front of every package."
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
saw VBAsmsao. oat.
' ZOTXSVZXXX. IT. mw YORK. Iff. T.
For sals by aU Draggists. PrioeSOo. per bottle.
Trial of the Alleged Swindler, Allen, Took
Place on Monday.
The continued hearing in tbe case
of H. T. Allen, the alleged swindler of
Laurinburg, reference to the method
of operation of whom was recently
I made in these columns, was held at
'Laurinburg from 11 A. M. to 4 P. M.
on Moriday before U. S. Commissioner
W. EL Cox. Allen was held in a bond
of $500 for his appearance at the U. S.
Court at Wilmingtm on April 29tb,
which it was expected that he would
give and be released from jail at Lum-
berton, where he has been conhned
since the first hearing.
District Attorney Claude Bernard
was present to prosecute the case and
the defendant was represented by
Walter H. Neal and Jno. EL Cook,
Esqs. Besides Postoffice' Inspector
Jere Connolly and Postmaster W. H.
Cooper, only two other witnesses were
heard. They were J. M, Hand, of
Einsey, Ala., and Ira S. Clearey, of
Columbus, Ga., alleged dupes of Allen.
Mr Connolly arrived in tbe city
yesterday from Laurinburg. -
Baptist Minister to Wed
Rev. J. H. Hildreth, a well known
Baptist minister of the city, will leave
this morning for Fayetteville, in
which city he will be married this
afternoon at 1 o'clock to Miss Mary
Marsh, of Fayetteville. The cere
mony will be performed at the home
of the bride by Rev. S. J. Porter and
Mr. and Mrs. Hildreth will arrive in
Wilmington this evening and will
reside at No. 19 Sauth Ninth street.
The Strawberry Crop.
Mr. C. B. Hatch, the well known
excursion manager of Mount Olive,
was here yesterday. He says that the
strawberry season this year will not
open before tbe first of May, which is
about fifteen days later tban in 1900.
The crop is sbort, he says, but the
prospect is for a very fine quality of
A FrlcMfal Blunder
Will often cause a horrible burn,
scald, cut or bruise. Bucklen'a A
Salve, the best in the world, will kill
the pain and promptly beal it Cures
O'd Sores, Fever Sores. Ulcers, Boils,
jjwuub, uorns ana an cs Km .Erup
tions. The best Pile cure on earth.'
On1 25 cents ahox. Cure guaranteed.
I Sold by R. B. Bellamy, druggist t
Widespread Inundations la New York
State Caused by Heavy Rains and
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Nfw York. March 27. From many
parts of the State came news to-night
of damage by flood. The waters of
the river and, the smaller tributary
streams are reported as overflowing
their banks, causing wide spread inun
dations which threaten to destroy
mut:ti property if not bring about loss
of life before they begin to subside
Up to midnight the only accident in
which any one was iojured was that
due to the washing out of a culvert
near Norwich and the ditching of a
Delaware and Lackawanna train.
In tbe accident three people were
This rush of water which is swelling
the streams is due to heavy rains and
the consequent melting of the snow
which has lain for months and been
deeper than usual in the central,
northern and western portion of the
State. Mohawk river, swollen by tor
rents of water flowing from the snow
covered Adirondapks, is higher than
at any time in almost forty years.
HOMICIDE AT HOUSTON.
Br Telegraph to tbe Morning star.
Lexington, Kt March , 27. Mrs.
Carrie Nation opened her lecture tour
here to-night, a small audience "being
present, in the Opera House. She ar
rived from Cincinnati at noon and
after dinner in her room at the Phoenrr
Hotel and a brief audience with re
porters, she spent the afternoon sleep
ing. Mrs Nation's lecture was in tbe
main an impassioned review of her
experience in Kansas. She called on
Lt-xington women to follow her ex .
ample in ridding the State of saloons.
She started on a slumming tour at 10
o'clock. Several saloons were visited.
A crowd of several hundred followed
and the four policemen had difficulty
in keeping them clear of Mrs. Nation.
In one saloon she was jeered, but
boldly called the proprietors to task
and told them she would come back
and smash their saloons when she was
done with Kansas.
COTTON GROWERS IN TEXAS.
Call for Meetings to Be Held In Every
County to Agree Upon a Rednc
tion In Acreage
Officer of the Fire Department Killed by
a Girl He Had Wronged
Bv Telegraph to the Morning star.
Houston, Texas, March 27. John
Walsh, lieutenant in the fire depart
ment, was killed to day by Mattie
Gr&ham, daughter of a police officer.
Miss Graham had recently prosecuted
Walsh, alleging that he had wronged
her, and he was at the time of the
Killing under arrest to answer to the
grand jury. Tbe eirl walked behind
him as Walsh left the car to go to the
Central fire station, placed a revolver
to his back and fired. The woman was
placed under arrest
AN ILLINOIS MOB
By Teiegrapb to tne Horning star.
Dallas, Texas, March 27. Colonel
E. S. Peters, president of the Texas
Cotton Growers' Protective Associa
tion, today - issued a call to cottou
growers of every county in Texas to
meet at their respective court houses
on the first Saturday ia April, to agree
on a reduction in the acreage of cot
ton. In his call President Peter3 says :
"If the cotton acreage of the South
be increased tbe price for the staple
will go below aix cents next Fall,
which will result in the greatest finan
cial calamity tbat has befallen the
Southern farmers in years. Now is a
the time for action, because the price
for the staple will be fixed according
to the acreage planted this Spring."
As a further reason for reducing the
acreage, President Peters cites the.
closing down of the cotton mills of the
country, which, he says, is done for
the purpose of depressing the price of
SU00TINQ AT COLUMBUS, OA.
Polled In an Attempt to Lynch a Negro
Charged With Murder.
By Telegraph to tne Morning star.
Galksbueq, III., March 27. A
mob of 500 or more gathered here to
night bent upon lynching Ed. Jack
son, a negro, who it is alleged mur
dered Engineer Charles Rowe last
night The mob met and marched on
the jail in a body. News of the coming
reached Sheriff Matthews and he
smugs-led Jackson out of jail into a
carriage and the prisoner was driven
to Monmouth. Committees from the
mob searched the jail and finding the
prisoner gone the crowd dispersed at
the solicitation of prominent citizens.
Police Officer Killed by a Negro The
Latter Also Killed.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Columbus, Ga.v March 37. Jim
Little, a negro shot and instantly
killed police officer W. 8. Elliott and
was himself shot and killed by Officer
Wood, Little had been threatening
to kill his wife and started to" carry
out his threat Officers were sum
moned and as Elliott stepped in the
door he was shot in the breast Wood,
who was following, shot the negro
three times, killing him instantly.
Gambling houses at Rock Springs,
Ark., were closed yesterday by order
of Mayor Belding, aoting upon official
notification from Governor Davis that
be had signed the anti-gambling bill.
As a result the club rooms are dark
for the first time in many years. The
law covers all forms of gambling out
side of pool rooms.
Look! A Stitch In Time
Saves nine. Hngnes' Tonic new Improved,
taste pleasant, Uken In early Spring and Fall
prevents Chills, Dengue ana Malarial Fevers.
Acts on the liver, tones np the system. Better
thanQaloine. Guaranteed, try it. At Drug
gists. 50c ana fi.oo bottleeT t
" HEW RIVAL 99
FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLS
ritJl!dZr.5!!sea wrket compare with the "NEW RIVAL" In aaU
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New Karen, Conn.1
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