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I. I V'
WILLIAM H. BEBfiA ED
BOItor and Proprietor.
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Feiday, - - Apbil 19, 1901.
THE FEW ABSOBBIHG THE
I There is no country in the world
1 where great fortunes, phenomenal
fortunes, have been accumulated so
rapidly as in this country, and the
accumulations continue, the million
aires increase in number, and their
millions increase. As a general thing
the great fortunes on the other side
of the seas have been inherited,
many of them, perhaps most, con
sisting of landed estates, those land
owners constituting the titled aris
tocracy, which titled aristocracy
rules directly or indirectly nearly
every country in Europe. In this
country it is different. Here there
! are comparatively few inherited
' fortunes, and few consisting of
landed estates, although some of the
millionaires may own a great deal of
land. Their children may become
. the inheritors of large landed prop
erty, but they were not.
The great fortunes of to-day are
practically the growth of this gen
eration and may be traced to very
fewcau8es, one of which was the
f Government policy which gave mil
1 lions of acres of the public domain
and millions of dollars to railroad
corporations to stimulate and aid
in the construction of railroads.
' Another was railroad manipulation
and absorption by crafty men who
Btarting with little but shrewdness
and elastic consciences finally suc
ceeded in securing a controling in
interest in the roads they manipu
lated. Another was the economic
system based on a high tariff for the
ostensible purpose of encouraging
our "infant industries"! which
policy led to the combination of
these industries which organiza
tions are now popularly known as
Trusts, something neve? heard of
in this country before this economic
protection policy, with protection
as the cardinal feature was in
augurated. All of this legislation
fostered certain classes and in these
classes are cow found all the great
millionaires of the country. Of
course some great fortunes have
been made independent of special
legislation, by mining gold, silver,
coppe, iron, coal, etc., which prac
tically cost nothing but the labor
'of taking out of the earth, but even
the possessors of these have been
aided in the rapid accumulation of
wealth by favoring legislation.
Whatever the difference of opin
ion may be as to the means by which
these great fortunes were acquired,
or as to the wisdom and justice of
the systems on which they were
based, the fact remains that these
immense fortunes have been Accu
mulated, and the question arises are
they good for the country ?
It has been said that no man
could in a lifetime amass a million
dollars by strictly honest and con
scientious effort. He must either
be favored by something or do
something that is not in the strict
sense honest. Every dollar of profit
that one man makes comes out of
that other man, and if that other
man does not get value received for
it he has been imposed upon and
there is dishonesty in dealing with
him. It may not be dishonest in
the eyes of the law, for the law may
make such dealing possible and
even encourage it, but it is dis
When a man with large capital to
operate with, or a number of men
co-operating, "corner," as they call,
it, wheat, flour, corn, meat, or any
of the other necessaries of life, and
thus having become masters of the
market, put the prices up to ensure
great profit to themselves, that may
ba business but it is dishonest, and
it is cruel because in their greed for
gain they take advantage of the ne
cessities of their fellow-men, and ex
act extortionate tribute from them.
When the tariff-protected manufac
turer, having a monopoly of the
market, puts an unreasonably high
price upon his products and compels
some purchasers to pay more for it
than he demands of other pur
chases, that is an unjust discrimi
nation and is dishonest. It is not
commonly regarded as dishonest be
cause it has become the custom and
is not only sanctioned but encour
aged by the tariff laws. They who
deal that way do not regard it as dis
honest and have no conscientious
scruples about it, because the law
And yet the mass of the people are
imposed upon, subjected to extortion
and deprived of some of their hard
earnings to unduly increase the
profits of those who should be con
tent with smaller profits.
But if this accumulation of wealth
by the few continues, whether it be
honestly acquired or not, what is
the result going to be? How long
will it be before we reach the con
ditions that prevail in most of the
; European countries, where the
favored few, the aristocracy, own
nearly everything and the masses of
the people own nothing, but live
. day after day from hand to mouth
and are fortunate if the hand can
feed the mouth.
Ten millions of those' people have
fled from the unequal struggle in
their home countries and sought
refuge and a chance to live in this
country, fled from the conditions
created by the very tame system to
which wo are tending,' a , system
which put the wealth and the gov
erning power' in the hands of the
few and made the many their op
Is this an idle fear? Land is yet
abundant in this country and in the
younger States is not dear. The
ordinarily thrifty can yet own farms
or town lots, they prefer to live
in towns. But with increasing popu
lation purchasable land will become
scarcer and the price higher. In
some of the States the land owners
are becoming fewer in number in
stead of greater, and in time this
will be the case in other States.
With the present tendency the time
will come, it may be many years off
yet, when we will have, instead of
many farms owned by many men,
great landed estates occupied not by
owners but by tenants, just as the
estates in some of the European
To-day less than 30,000 families
own more than one half the wealth
of the country. With the present
progress in amassing wealth, and
the increase in the number of the
wealthy how long may it be before
these 30,000 and the additions being
made to them own three fourths of
the National wealth, or all of it?
Some may point to these great for
tunes as an evidence of wealth and
progress, but to the love of the Re
public where men rank above dol
lars it does not present a very at
A STIMULANT TO INDUSTRIES
It is known that the oil bearing
territory in Texas covers a large
area, but how large is not yet. defi
nitely known. In addition to the
discoveries made in that State flow
ing wells have been bored in Loui
siana, north of the Beaumont field,
and we have reported discoveries of
oil in Arkansas, so that explorations
and tests may develop the fact that in
addition to the oil territory in Texas
there may be an extensive oil bear
ing territory outside of it, extending
along the West bank of the Missis
sippi, up into Missouri and possibly
It is a somewhat remarakable fact
that while oil is found more or less
on both sides of the equator, and in
a number of countries and islands in
the seas, the great oil wells of the
world are all north of the equator,
and in the same belt around t he
earth embraced within a few degrees
of latitude, above 40. ,
The Texas field gives promise of
becoming - the great rival of the
Russian field, but there is more in
it than that for Texas, for with the
cheap fuel it will supply it ought
to make her the great cotton manu
facturer of the world, for there as
a matter of fact the cotton field
and the factory may stand together.
According to crop reports that State
produced last year 3,600,000 bales
of cotton. There are not more than
two or three cotton mills in the
State. The reason assigned for the
little attention given to manufac
tories was the scarcity of fuel, but
the abundance and cheapness of
this oil overcomes that and elimi
nates the fuel question as a serious
obstacle. With a 3,600,000 bale
crop, which' can be easily doubled
if desired, and the cheapest of fuel,
other conditions such as ocean
transportation, etc., being favor
able, ,what a cotton manufacturer
Texas may become if she will.
OTfB cotton trade
Minister Wn Ting Fang will be
the leading figure at the meeting and
banquet of the Manufacturers' Clnb
at Charlotte to-day. He will speak'
about the possibilities of extending
our cotton trade in China and show
how much interested the cotton
producing South is in that trade.
He will doubtless give some valuable
information for he is a bright man
and a close observer, who travels with
both eyes and ears open.
This country, and the South in
particular, are very much interested
in that trade, but it is a remarkable
fact that there has been so little sys
tem in developing our export busi
ness in cotton goods. We are the
great cotton producer of the world,
and last year exported about $20,
000,000 worth of cotton goods, while
England, which imports every pound
of the cotton she manufactures, ex
ported $325,000,000 worth. The
$20,000,000 worth which we exported
was about offset by the amount we
imported. England is our great
competitor, and surely we, produc
ing our own cotton, ought to be able
to manufacture it more cheaply and
to compete with England in the
markets of the world. Until we do
that we cannot expect to build up a
very large in trade China or any
Senator Clark, of Montana, who
is building a nobby " 'possum box'"
in New York, is reported ' to be en
gaged to Miss Laube, of South Da
kota, who stumped for McKinley in
the last campaign. Perhaps he
wants to reform her. ,
Gatarrii Cannct be Cured
with LOCAL APPinvriONgLas they cannot
reach tbe wat ot the disease. Cata- rn la a biooa
or constitutional oteeaoe and in order to cure
It yot mo-it take internal rem dl-s Hall's
CatwrhC irels taken Intern ly, and ac'a di
rectly on the blood and m noons ear faces H ill's
Oatar h Core Is not a Qia k medicine It was
pr-ecrllMi by on - of tbe bee . physicians In tills
o nntry for years, a id I a r 'gular prescription
It Is composed o' th b Bt frnlcs known, c m
- loed wita thn beet blood purifiers acting di
rectly on tbe n ucus t-urfaco-. Th pertct
combination ot the tw jln.-rrt He' t la what or- -duo
such w-md-rf ni rrsolts In coring Catarrh.
Send for testlmonla s free.
F.J. CHE toy A CO.. Props Toledo, O
Bold by Drngglats prloe 7So.
Hall's Family Pills are the beat. t
Miss Lydis Maverick Hoke and Mr. Alex
ander Webb a Brilliant Wedding.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. CL, A. ril 17 At 9
o'clock to night in the Church of tbe
Good Shepherd there occurred one of
tha most brilliant weddings ever eele
brati-d in Raleigh. It was the mar
riage of Miss Lydia Maverick Hoke,
daughter of General and Mrs. R-bt
P. Hoke, to Mr. Alexander Webb,
vice president of the North Carolina
Home Insurance Company. The
church was magnificently decorated
with palms, white roses and lilies
Miss Francis Hoke was maid of honor
and Mr. Tbeo. Webb, of Asheville,
best man. Others of the bridal parly
wre: The bridesmaids. Miss Mary
Shipp, Miss Sal lie Cotton, Mies
Mary .Johnson, Miss Adelaide Snow,
Miss Eeanor Vass, Miss Florence
Jones, Miss Sal lie Dortch, Miss
May Jones. The ushers were:
Mr. Cochrane, of Atlanta; Mr.
Trump, of Richmond; Mr. Dobie, of
Richmond; Mr. Parham, of Hender
son; Mr. J. R. Young, of Raleigh;
Mr. James L tchford, of Raleigh; Mr.
John Andrews, of Raleigh, and Mr.
John Metts, of Wilmington. Tbe
bride wore white satin, with duchesse
lace aid diamond ornaments, the
bridal veil being caught up by a
wreath of orange blossoms, with
superb diamonds, the gift of Hon.
RobL A. Van Wyck, mayor of New
York, who is an uncle of the bride.
So large a crowd was scarcely ever
seen at a wedding before in Raleigh
The bride is one of tbe most beautiful
young women in the State.
From 9 :30 to 13 o'clock an elaborate
and exceptionally brilliant reception
was in progress at the residence of the
bride's parents, and thereafter the
bride and groom left for a bridal tour
of Northern cities.
Among those here from a distance
to attend the marriage are: Mrs.
Charles Webb, Asheville; Wm. Rey
nolds, Atlanta; J no. VanB. Metts,
Wilmington; L. T. Dobie, Richmond;
T. N. Webb, Louisburg; J. 8. Trump,
Richmond; S. S. Parkham, Hender
son, and Jas. W. Cochrane, Atlanta
The Sigmia Mu. Construction Com
pany was incorporated to day for tbe
purpose of erecting a club house at
the University of North Carolina for
the psi chapter of the Sigmia Mu
"(Greek letter) fraternity. The capital
N. C. TEACHERS' ASSEMBLY.
Official Ann oocement as to Rates, Pro
gramme, Etc , for tbe Meeting
Here in June.
Prof. J. Allen Holt, president and
Mr. C. H. Mebane, secretary and
treasurer of tbe Teachers' Assembly,
hive made the following official an
nouncement: The Teachers' Assembly will meet
at Wahtsvilie Bacb, near Wilming
Un, triis year on June 11th to 16th, in
clusive. The headquarters of the Assembly
will be at tbe 8eashore Hotel. This
Hotel and tbe Ocean View Hotel are
very near the tossing waves, of "Grand
Old Ojeau." In fact the waves come
within a few feet of both these hotels
at biifh tide.
Rates on the Beach for board to
members of tbe Assembly will be $1 50
per day. Persons wishing to stop in
the city of Wilmington can go to and
from the Beach for 25 cents round trip
Board at the Orton House in Wil
micgtf n at $2.00 per day. At other
hotels in tbe city at $1 00 per day.
Members of the Assembly will be given
special rates on steam boats down tbe
river. Oa this trip down the river
many places of historic interest will be
All persons who purchase the As
sembly coupon tickets from railroad
agents will be entitled to all the special
rates and special privileges that are
given to bona fide teachers. In short,
all persons purchasing tbe coupon
tickets become members of the Asaem
The railroad coupon will be good to
and from tbe Bea bone time; all other
tripg to and from the city will cost 25
cuts. Saturday will be Recreation
Day. A trip down the Cape Fear
river has been arranged for this day.
A most interesting and attractive
programme has been arranged. Among
the persons on the programme are
such men as Governor Aycock and
Justice Walter Clark.
FIRE AT JACKSONVILLE.
County Seat of Ooslow Visited by Destruc
tive Blaze Early Yesterday Mornlof .
Insurance Very Small.
Jacksonville, the county seat of
Onslow county, was visited by a des
tructive fire, which broke out early
yesterday morning at 12:30 o'clock in
a private residence, and destroyed
practically all the business part of the
Tbe stores destroyed were those of
M.rine Bros . C A. Petteway, Q. W.
Pay lor, W B. Murrell and Hinton &
K Ofce. Other losers were B. F
Flili & Co., J. W. Burton, James
KiiisJe, Dr. EL L. Cox and B. F.
Kellum. There was a st ff wind blow .
ing at the time and it was extremely
hard to check the flames The 1 ss is
variously estimated at from $35,000 to
$50 OuO with insurance of about
NEW STB 'MBOVT LINE.
Company Organized in Payetteville With
Capital of $125,000
In a year, or possibly a little longer,
there will be plying on the old Cape
Fear a line of steamboats such as the
inhabitants of this section have little
Tbe Fayetteville and Wilmington
Stamot Company, with a capital of
$125,000, was organized in this city
Monday night as follows: W. L.
Holt, president; E. W. Cooke, of New
York, vice president; E. H. William
son, secretary; H. W. Lilly, treasurer.
Directors H. Lutterloh, J. R. Wil
liams, W. M. Morgan, R Percy Gray,
f Greensboro, N. O ; E T Smith,
York, Pa.; J.- 8. Manning, Durham,
N O ; E CL Holt, Wilmington, N a
We have seen the designs for the
proposed steamboats and they are in
deed handsome ones. Tbey will cost
between forty and fifty thousand
dollars each, and will have splendid
passenger accommodations as well as
large freight carrying capacity.
COL. T. C. H'lLHENNY.
THE SUPERIOR COURT,
Well Known Citizen Died Sud
denly and Alone On Tues
APOPLEXY, CAUSED DEATH.
Was In Seventy-sixth Year of His Age
and Passed Away Very Unexpect
edly Tbe Poneral Will be Held
The Stab chronicles with peculiar
and profound regret this morning the
death of Col. T. C. Mcllbenny, a
native and one of the oldest and most
highly respected citizens of Wilming
Col. Mcllbenny's death occurred in
his rooms at the Bonitz House some
time during Tuesday night and was
not discovered until yesterday morn
ing soon after a servant went to his
apartments as usual to awake him and
found that the door was locked. The
matter was reported to Mr. J. H. W.
Bonits, proprietor of the hotel, who
fearing that something was wrong,
summoned members of the family to
the scene. Mrs. Sarah Lockhart,
a daughter, was first to arrive
and at her command the door was
forced open and she was shocked to find
her father lying upon the bed with tbe
breath of life gone. His clothing had
not been -removed and his bat was
still upon his head, which leads to the
natural presumption .that soon after
going to his room Tuesday night he
was stricken with some pain and fell
across tbe bed, with the hope of re
covering in a few minutes and sum
moning aid. His body was lying nat
urally, and there was nothing indi
cating but that he passed peacefully
away in the quiet and solitude of the
Dr. C. D. Bell, who visited the bed
side soon after the death was discov
ered, pronounced that Col Mcllbenny
died as the result of a stroke of apo
plexy about twelve hours before.
Col. Mclihenny was in the 76 ih
year of bis age, and enjoyed the con
fidence and friendship of all who
knew him. He was born in Wilming
ton, and has lived here practically
ever since. Prior to the civil war he
was a laree rice planter, and owned
the fine plantation now beloi giog to
Col. J. W. Atkinson. He was noted
throughout all this section for his
kind heart and lavish hospitality a
true type of the genuine Southern gen
tleman. During the war be was upon
General Whiting's staff in the Con
federate army and after the close of
hostilites he estab isbed exten
sive car shops across the river
from Wilmington bit these. were
soon afterwards burned and be return
ed to rice growing with phenomenal
success and upon a very ihFge scale
The ruins of bis car shops across the
river may still be Been.
Col. Mcllbenny married Miss
M rgaret Dudley, tbe youngebt
daughter of Governor Dudley,
who preceded him to the grave
many years ago. The surviving mem
bars of tbe family are Messrs John
Dudley, Thr mas C. Whiting and Capt.
H. H. Mcllhnny, and Mrs. Sarah
L ckbart and Mu. Washington Cat
lett. Out of respect to Cl. Mcllbenny's
memory, the Cape Fear Club will be
closed to-day during the funeral ser
vices, which will be held at 11 A. M.
from St. John's EpUcop! church.
Tae members of the club will, as a
further mark of respect, attend the
DEATH OP AN AGED PHYSICIAN.
Dr. A. H. Robblo. Late of Brunswick
Conaty, Passed Away Saturday.
Dr. A. H. Robbins, late of Bruns
wick county, died Saturday evening
in this city at tbe residence of hisson
in law, Mr. Newton Alderman, No.
506 North Sixth street, after a linger
ing illness which forced him to retire
from the practice of his profession
during several years prior to his death.
He was a native of Northwest town
ship, and was engaged in his profes
sional duties there until forced by
illness to come to Wilmington and
spend his declining years with bis
children. He was well learned in
medicine and a practitioner of no
mean ability. Above all, he was a
devout Christian man, and enjoyed
the confidence of all who knew him.
He leaves five children, Mrs. Newton
Alderman, Mrs. Daniel Stevens,
Messrs. Alex. Robbins, Harry Robbii-s
and Malcolm Robbins, all of Wilming
ton except the last named, who lives
in Brunswick county. Tbe funeral
was held Sunday afternoon at tbe
family burying ground near 8ummer
ville, Brunswick county
John Avery Still at Large.
John Avery, the negro who so mur
derously assaulted Mr Co as. Richter
in bisstc r-ou Fourth audSwann streets
Tuesday night, has so far succeeded in
keeping out of reacb of the officers,
although there was a close search
made for bim yesterday m ruing. In
all probability he has skipped to ether
parts. Avery is a most desperate cbar
acter. Within tbe past few weeks he
has shot at several negroes in tbe vi
cinity of Powers, Gibbs $c Co. 'a fac
tory, one of whom received a bullet
in tbe foot. I' he is caught he should
be summarily dealt with.
A Different Col Woodruff.
' In justice to Col Carl A. Woodruff,
U. 8 A , the 8tak has been requested
by several of his Wilmington frienda
to state that be is not the Col- C. A.
Woodruff who is connected with the
commissary rcandal in Manila, but is
now in command of Fort Slocomb,
He Fooled Tbe Sargeoma.
All doctors told Renick Hamilton,
of West Jefferson, O , after suffering
18 months from Rectal Fistula, he
would die unless a costly operation
was performed; but be cured himself
with five boxes of Buckien's Arnica
Salve,. the surest Pile cure on Earth,
and the feat 8alve in the World. 35
cents a box. Bold by R. R. Bellamy
Weedon iCue Concluded Damage Suit J
Against Railroad Decided in Favor
. .. of tbe Defendant.
In tbe 8uperior Court yesterday the
jury in the Weedon .case, mention of
which has already been made in these
columns, returned a verdict, after
three hours' consultation, awarding
the plaintiff $50 damage. In other
word?, they agreed to two months'
delay caused by Mr. L. H Vol lew,
the contractor, and that $25 per month
was a reasonable sum.
Tbe only other case tried yesterday
was a damage suit brought by L. H.
Barnes against tbe Atlantic Coast
Line Company, which was taken up
immediately upon the conclusion of
the Weedon suit. Oaly about two
hours as consumed in the hearing
and tbe' jury promptly brought in a
verdict for the defendant company,
having answered in the negative the
first issue, "Was plaintiff injured by
negligence of defendant" and answers
to the other issues having been un
necessary in view of the verdict
rendered in the first instance.
Tbe verdict was entirely in keeping
with the Judge's charge, who, upon
the conclusion of plaintiff's testimony,
stated to the jury that if members of
the same believed the evidence as sub
mitted, they would bring in a verdict
for the defendant L V. Grady, E q ,
attorney for the plaintiff, took excep
tion, waived notice and was allowed
to appeal in forma pauperis. The
plaintiff was allowed thirty days to file
statement of case on appeal and de
fendant was given thirty days to file
The plaintiff was an employe of the
A. C. L oar shops in this city and sued
for $5,000 alleged damages sustained in
an accident by falling over a lumber
pile in the yards on June 1st, 1900.
The defendant company, through
Junius Davis, . Esq., filed an an
swer to the complaint, denying tbe
allegations upon all the material
points, and setting up the claim of
contributory negligence. Tae jury to
which the issues were submitted was
as follows: Jno. W. Monroe, Carl
Mugge, Elijah Walton, Geo. 81oan,
H. Rehder, Samuel Hard wick, Z N.
Walton, Lewis Gordon, A J. Hill, C.
M. Dubois, O. A. Wiggins, 8. Seigler.
The cases of J. H Sloan vs. R. E.
Lee, Laura G. Hales vs. Jno. W.
Harper, and A. G. Ricaud, receiver,
vs. W. EL Coadbourn, et al., were
continuued, tbe two last named by
consent. The case of J. P. Kirvan
against the Virginia Carolina Chemi
cl Company, set for a bearing to day,
was also continued by consent.
Ibis WU1 Interest Many.
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famous Southern blood punnVr. quick
l cures cancer, blo d poison, pimplea.
boils, carbuncles, ulcers, eating sores.
scrofula, tea-ma, aching bones, joints
or nack, rheumatism, catarrh, and all
blood ard skin troubles, B. B. B,
Deals every sore and makes tbe blood
pure and rich. B. B. B , tbe finest
olood puribrr made Druggits. $1.
Trial treatment free by waiting Blood
Balm Uo., Atlanta, lia. f
DIED NEAR ROCKY POINT,
Mrs. Junes T. Larklns Entered Into Rest
Snndsy Afternoon Funeral Yesterday
The Stab learns with sorrow of the
death of Mrs. Bettie Holmes Larkins,
wife of Mr. James T. Larkins, which
occurred at her home near Rocky
Point, N. C. Sundav afternoon. Mrs
Larkins was a woman of sterling qual
ities, a loving, faithful wife, a devoted
mother, a kind friend and an earnest
follower of Christ. She was the
daughter of Capt. David Williams, of
Company K, Third Regiment N. C.
troops, killed at Sharpsburg.
She leaves a husband and nine
children to mourn their loss, to whom
the sympathies of a wide circle ot
acquaintances go out in their great
Mrs. Larkins was an aunt of Mr. J.
J. Williams, supply clerk on the A. C.
L. paymaster's train, and of Mr. W.
M. Williams, one of the A. C. L. yard
engineers. She was also a cousin of
Mr. Richard W. Price, of Wilmington,
and resided in this city for several
years. The funeral and burial took
plbca at Castle Haynes yesterday after
Judging from the enthusiasm
low manifest, it is safe to predict that.
with favorable weather, the first game
in Wilmington (next Monday) between
Kicbmond (the "Grays") and Wil
mington (the "Giants") will be wit
messed by 800 people.
An Excellent Combination.
The pleasant method and beneficial
-effects of the well known remedy,
Stbup of Figs, manufactured by the
California Fig Syeup Co., illustrate
the value of obtaining the liquid laxa
tive principles of plants-known to be
medicinally laxative and presenting
them iu the form most refreshing' to the
taste and acceptable to the system. It
is tl;e 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 kidneys
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 Califobnia Fio Stbup
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 Fg SYRUP CO.
SAW FBAKOIBOO. CAlT " ''
JLOUX8VZLUE. XT. HjfW YORK. H. V
Foraale by all Druggists. -Prloe 50c par botUa.
THE JOY OF THE
house is the baby, v No matter
how many have come before,
the latest arrival brings joy to
When the little one takes
his first glimpse of the world,
he is in, it is a minute of keen
Father is proud, mother is
fond, brother is eager, sisters
are tender, nurse is devoted ;
the whole human world is kind.
There is another, an under,
world with enemies in it.
When baby gets into its
shadow, be quick with Scott's
emulsion of cod-liver oil he
is sure to get into its shadow ;
let him get no father than into
the edge of it Health is the
W'U send you a UtUe to try, if yon like.
SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Pearl street, New York.
FIRE AT CAROLINA BEACH.
Several Cottages On Southern Eod Burned
Early Yesterday Morning Loss Es
timated at Abost $13 609.
A destructive fire swept tbe south
em end of Carolina Beach between
12:30 and 1 o'clock yesterday morn
ing and all of the cottages south of
tbe pavilion, except the end one,
which is 'owned by Mrs. C. P. B.
Mahler, were totally destroyed, to
rather with their contents. The fire
originated in the cottage of Dr.- J. D,
Webster, who was there when it
started. Dr. Webster returned to the
city yesterday afternoon, and stated
that he went down to make some re
pairs on his cottage and before going
to bed built a fire in the stove to
warm by. He said be was awakened
by the smoke and fire all around him,
and be got Out just a few seconds be
fore the roof fell in. Tbe total loss
will reach about $13,000, and the
amount of insurance is a little over
Mr. Hans A. Kure was the heaviest
loser. The fine two-story cottage
which he occupied, a dining room,
two other cottages, and bath houses.
together with all tbe furniture in
each, were completely destroy ed. His
total loss will aggregate about $8,000.
He carried insurar-ce with Col.
Walker Taylor for $5,000, on houses
Mr John J. Fowler's cottage, north
of Dr. Webster's, was also burned to
the ground. His total loss ' is esti
mated at ab ut $3 500, with $250
insurance with J. H. Boatwrigbt &
Dr. Webstf r's loss is about $1,000 aod
he carried $700 insurance with Col
Tae cottage of Mr. R. W. Smith
was valued at $400 and was in
sured for $300 with Col. Walker Tay
As will be seen, the wind was blow
ing from the north and the flames
spread to the southward. There were
only a few people on the beach at the
time and nothing could be done to
check the flames Toe end house,
owned by Mrs. Mahler, as stated above,
was not damaged.
Capt. Harper, who came up on the
Wilmington yesterday afternoon,
stated to a reporter that the fire did
not affect the property of the New
Hanover Transit Company, and also
that preparations for tbe coming sea
son win be continued as vigorously
M-. Kure, tbe heaviest loser by the
coiiflte ration, is confined to his home
by illness and was not able to go down
The Appetite of a Gwat.
Is enyied by all poor" dyspeptics
whose Stomach and Liver are out of
order. All such should know that Dr.
King's New Life Pills, the wonderful
Stomach and Liver Remedy, gives a
spienaia appetite, sound digestion and
a regular bodily habit that insures
perfect health and great energy. Only
zo cents at K. K. Bellamy's orug
INSURGENTS STILL ACTIVE.
Attacked a Town in Laguoa Province,
Bat Were Quickly Routed The
. By Cable to me Morning Star.
Manila, April 16. Fifty insurgent
riflemen attacked the town of Bay, on
Bay lake, in Lacuna province, south
east of Manila. The insurgents were
Lieut. Wm. S Nipes, of the Thirty
second volunteer infantry, bas cap
tured a bearer of dispatches from tbe
insurgent fl-eneral Nnrinl tn flnsr. I
Malvar. Noriel din ctea Mai var not
to surrender, saying be would send
him 2.000 recruits, money and am
muoition wb-n Aguinaldo was re
leased. Nonel succeeded Gen. Trias
in southern Luzon.
At a meeting f clergymen held in
Manila, at which Bishop Warren pre
sided, several protests were made
against the opening of cockpits in
Manila. Tbe business men of tbe city
have also objected on the same lines
The trial of thA irilin n 0 wm A
Fletcher, accused of the unlawful
conversion of - commiasarv stores.
which was held befm-A th
court, exposed a plot to obtain com
uiiBBBi-y ouppues ana sen toem to tbe
hotels and merchants of Manila.
Shot and Killed In His Bam Near Mem
By Teif Krapti to tbe Moratn Star.
Memphis. Tkhn.. Annl 17 TV ft
8. Scruggs, Jr., who resided at Au
tona. a suburb of this citv. w
-rf 1 1VUUU
sitting upright in his buggy near his
usui uj wj ujr. jx ounei noie be
hind the. left nr aVinmd !,-.
- - uiat uv UB
acinhtenl v hod kaan nMM2 j .
J wu Msaasiuutea Oy
some unknown person who climbed
upon the back of the vehicle as the
physician was returning from visiting
a patient The borse wandered along
ttie roadway for several hours befow
tne crime u riiMrak,Mwi mi.. 1
clue to the murderer.
AN IMPORTANT CONCESSION.
Orsnted TbroBfn Efforts 01 mr. u
Bsumsn to East Carolina Strawberry
Growers The Correspondence.
The Fruit and Produce Trade Asso
ciation of JNew xora:. on rewunrj
28th, 1901, passed the following reso
Thr.t tr. -cretarv be instructed to
notify Mr. M. Townsend, of the Penn
. J . T .:l I n..nn.n. that It l
syivania nuruu vy'Fj ------ - .
the sense of this association m
lorries shipped in soJia cara. iruu
North Carolina for more tnan cme
consignee in new iora, vo
aud checked out by we rauruau
phnyattbe regular market car rate,
and onlv solid cars intended for one.
cotiMgnee to tske the solid car rate at
The enforcement of this resolution
would have destroyed practically tbe
car loaa rate mai me irwnj
growers have beh granted by the
Atlantic Coast Line, and buyers and
certain combinations would enjoy the
benefits that was intended for all the
growers of this section. Tbe Execu
tive Committee of the East Carolina
Truck and Fruit Growers Association,
realizing the danger this most impor
tant factor in their business was in.
sent their enterprising business agent.
Mr H T. Bauman, and Mr. N. M.
Jurney, of Mt. Olive, N. O , to ap
pear before this Association and ask
for a modification of this resolution,
permitting two consignees in solid
cars, billed from one ahipper to one
consignee, taking car load rate, etc.
How well these gentlemen succeeded
in their mission, the following will
' New Yobk. April 6th, 190L
At a meeting of the Fruit and Pro
duce Trade Association on April 6tb,
1901, tbe following motion was made
and carried :
1 Tnat Mr. H. T. Bauman be notified
that our Association bas arranged with
the Pennsylvania Railroad Co , as to
deliver? of cars containing two con
signees at car load rates, and for the
purpose of avoiding complications, all
cars be billed at actual count and bill
lading demanded at actual count, not
shipper's load and tally, and that each
refrigerator car contain a correct
manifest of its contents, tacked on the
door, and that car be consigned to
house having the greatest number of
Signed for the Fruit and Produce
Trade Association by Thos. P. Wal
The rates are now the same as last
year and through the efforts of Mr.
Mr. Bauman a saving of thousands of
di.llars will result to the growers. It
is seldom that an association of such
wide scope and influence grants a con
cession of this character and Mr. Bau
man is receiving merited congratula
tions from truckers throughout the
Oar Greatest speclallt.
For twenty years Dr. J. Newton
Hathaway has so successfully treated
chronic 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 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 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. New ton Hathaway, M. D.,
22 South Broad St, Atlanta, Ga.
GAMBLING HOUSE ROBBED.
The Proprietor and His Assistant Held Up
by Two Men Over $3,000 Taken
by the Robbers.
Bv TelFgrapD to trie Morning Star
Memphis, Tenn , Aprill7 Twomen,
with revolvers, robbed Ben Marsh's
gambling house early to-day. Tbey
spent three minues in the place and
secured over $3,000. No clue has been
secured as to their identity. Marsh
and his assistants were balancing cash
after the night's play when the rob
bers rushed into the room A purse
on the table contained $2,500, while
Marsh held $500 in his hands. The
four men in tbe room were ordered to
lie down on the floor or be killed.
They quickly obeyed, and the robbers
snatched tbe money in sight. Then
the robbers ordered Marsh and tbe
others to stand un, and went through
their pockets. The gamblers made no
resistance, as they were threatened
with instant death. Only a small
amount was found in the pockets of
the victims, and covering tne inmates
with revolvers, the robbers backed
from the room and escaped. So far
the police have found no clue to the
IN NEW YORK CITY.
Every cotton planter should
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pamphlet, "Cotton Culture."
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THE SITUATION IN CUBA
Senators Cockrell and Proctor in Confer,
ence With the President Rrgarding
' Affairs In the hlaod.
By Teleerapn to tne Moraine Star
Washington, April 17.-Senntors
Proctor of Vermont and Cockr-ir0f
Missouri had an important co. ferei.ee
with .he President this moruii re
garding the situation in Cuba. Both
Senators have made trips to the island
since the adjournment of Congress
Senator Coca rell, as a reprebtuiaiiye
of the political opposition iu ihf &.u
ate, is held in high esteem by the
President, who was gn-atly intereud
to-day in listening to his vif ws. Sena
tore Proctor and Cocbrell agreed
substantially as to tbe coudiuoks
ofltaining on tbe ( i.-lanti and
they agree as to the outcome of
the pending negotiations with tie
Cubans. Their views as to cond;.
tions already have been givtu
to the public. 8enator Cockrell told
be President that in his opinion the
Cubans would accept tbe terms uf the
Piatt amendment in the end After
the commission appointed to visit
Washington understands the situation
be thinks there will be no otbr-r alter
native open to them. In this view
Senator Proctor concurs
"The Cubans,"saia Senator C ckrell,
"apparently do not fully grasp ttieir
status. They are not now a govern
ment. They have no power to treat
diplomatically with the United Slates
Tne present constitutional convention
was called into being through our:
agency It only has power to submit
to the United States fur approval a
plan or constitution for a represent
tive government. If we reject it out
right the existing staius coLln.bts
Tney can do nothing. But if tbe wui
fications and conditions which we pro
pose are accepted then tbey can pro
ceed to organize a representative uv
ernment. Until such a coverm en
is oran z d, tbe Ircops cf tbe Uuiwd
8tate?, in my opinion, cannot ' th
drawn. Iam firmly convinced that
tbe convention, after it hears ttie re
port of tbe commission which it bas
sent here, will accept the Piatt ameiid
A BANK EMBEZZLER
Vice President and manager of tbe Insti
tution Absconded wltb $30,000.
Lost. In Speculation.
Committee of Pifteen Raided Seven
leged Pool Rooms Last Night.
By Teleerapn to the Mernins 8 tar.
New York, April 17. The commit
tee of fifteen raided seven alleged
pool rooms this afternoon. The raids
were made on warrants issued hv
Justice Jerome and unon evidence
obtained by the staff of deteciivea
wording for the committee under the
direction of 8uneriotei dent .Tnhn
McCuliagh. The raids in each case
were personally conducted bv individ
ual members of the committee, assist
ed by their own detectives and no-
Ucemen of the regular force from the
precinct in which the raid wax marl a
In only one place did the raiders fail
to make any arrests, atd C. C. Brews
ter, of the committee, onenlv sava th
inmates of the place received a tip
from tbe nolice that the nlaA
about to be raided.
Greensboro Record' Rv w
K. Forsythe died at the home of his
father, John Forsvthe (fllll mils.
southeast of the city. Sundav after
noon. , Mrs. Atkinson aiint
tbe late Mai. R. P. AtbinBnn i;h
Mondav afternoon at tha oiiiJn. nr
her son m-law. Mr. N .T iun..ffl.
on Spring street. 8behad been ill
only since Wednesday of last week.
To Replace the Jute Now Used in Pot
offices 1 hrougbont the Conotry.
By Telegrapn to tae Morning Btar.
Washington, April 17. First As
sistant Pootmaster General Johnson
is seeking to have American made
cotton twine replace the jute now
used for tying up letter mails at post
offices throughout the country ' Bids
f r furnishing tbis class of postal sup
plies for the year beginning July 1st,
next, will be opened here on Maj 2d
and the competition of twine mat u
facturers is especially desirtd. About
1,600,000 pounds of jate is annually
used or the postal service. The jute
product, it is Btated, is largely con
trolled by a few importers and tbe
price has been steadily increasing un
til now it bas reached a figure over
4 cents greater than tbe price named
in the bidj two vears ago.
Kinston Free Press: Miss Vic
toria Suges. aired 24 ears.. died at 12
o'clock Mo .day of heart failure at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph 8u?gs, of Sand Hill township.
Mr. Zick Harper of Deep Kud,
lost his bouse and furniture by Ere
Monday about noon. The onlv things
saved were a bed and two quilts. Mr.
Harper's youngest child was with
great difficulty rescued from tbe build
ing. It is not known how tbe hre
Look ! A Stltt h in Tine
Saves nine. Hasroes' Tonic new Improved,
taste pleaeant, taken In early Si ring aud Fl
present s Chills, Denune and MaUrTal fevers,
Ct- on th llvar. tnmw nr Mia iiiatam Better
thn Qui i ne. Guaranteed, try It. At Drug-
Vises, sue ana 9 1.00 bottles. t
i WW FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLsAI
j "UcviRival," "Leader," ad "Repeater"
iMbtapon haying them, take no other, and yon will get the best sheik that money can bnjr.
ALL DEALERS KEEP THEM.
Bv Taie&rann to tbe Moroiue ftir.
Sioux City, Ia. April 17. The
Lemars National Bank, at L-mars.
Iowa, did not open for business today.
Thomas F. Ward, vice president at d
manager, is a self confessed embezzler
to tbe amount of $25,000 or f 30 OUO.
He has also aconded. It is alleged
be took $30,000 with him or lost it
during tbe past few days in specula
tion, as it is missing from the vault of
the bank. Ward departed Monday
nigbt, and yesterday Cashier Frank
Koob received a letter from Ward be
"Dear Frank I leeve tonight, for
God Almighty knows where This
board of trade business has ruined me.
save me from indictment if you can.
I will pay bsck every cent I can."
Then the writer explained tbe fui ds
from which he had been stealing to
cover bis losses Cashier Koob, in
the absence of advice. . closed the
doors and postedta. notice thtt au ex
aminer would be placed in charge.
Tbe bank was capitalized for $100,000
and at the date of the last stau-m-ut,
February 15ih, showed $108,000 de
posits. Ward was a member of the Demo
cratic State Central Committee Mrs
Ward is dangerously ill at ber home,
having given birth to a child but a
week ago. News of her husband's
disgrace is withheld from' her.