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WHAT WILL THE ISSUES BE !
There are certain fundamental
principles upon which all great po
litical parties are or should be based.
In addition to these issues will arise
from time to time, which will be
espoused or opposed by the respec
tive parties, and these are what the
fighting is over. " These issues
change. They either become the
recognized and established, or may
be abandoned either temporarily
or permanently and new issues take
Not to speak of-issues that di
vided parties previous to 1860, there
have been a, dozen or more issues
Bince over which the parties, have
fought with all the vigor and deter
mination there was in them. Now
there are scarcely any of these issues
left, and yet the leading parties
maintain their organization, and are
ready to battle with each other, as if
the destinies of the country hung on
the outcome. 'Parties being com
posed of men must, like men, meet
the present, adapt themselves to the
conditions which confront them and
either assert or combat the issues
which arise and affect the welfare of
the people, while still adhering to
the" fundamental principles which
may have ceased to be causes for
contention. As no man can see into
the future and say what the issues
will be that he may be supporting
four, six or eight years hence, so
neither can any party say what
issues it will be supporting four, six
or eight years hence, because par
ties do not make issues, but issues
In 1896 the free coinage of silver
was the great issue which appealed
to the voters of the country, and
stirred them with such earnestness
and activity as was rarely witness
before. In 1900, although the Dem
ocratic party which had espoused
and advocated the free coinage of
silver did not abandon it, it was less
of an issue than it was in 1 896. It
was subordinated to what was the
more immediate issue, the policy of
forcible possession of the Philipi
nos, which was characterized as
"imperialism.". But as time, cir
cumstances and the verdict at the
polls temporarily at least have rele
gated the silver question, so tim e,
circumstances, .the . verdict of the
people, the surrender of the jFilipi
nos and their apparent acceptance of
American sovereignty and acquies
cence in the government established
over them, have temporarily at least
relegated, the issue of "imperialism"
so that two of the great and exci
ting issues that have been fought
over within the past few years, have
ceased to be the factors they were.
The Democratic party believe! as
strongly in the free coinage of silver
as it evei did, and it is as strongly
opposed to "imperialism" as it ever
was, but being practical it adapts
itself to conditions that present
themselves and refuses to fight wind
mills just for the sake of fighting,
when there may be something else
in which the country is more inter
ested to fight for.
Eliminating for the time being the
money question and our insular pol
icy there is nothing as far as present
indications point to divide parties"
Amt economic questions connected
( with the tariff and trusts and it is in
Hhe power of the Republican leaders
minimize these if they dare to
Hfeet the tariff question and the
trust Question with honesty and
urage. If they do that they can
h both of tbess issues from the
bcratic party and force us to
fighton general principles, unless
le new issue present itself be-
reen this and the time for holding
conventions in 1904.
There will be no prescriptive sec
tional legislation to make issue on
that line, for the common sense of
thevcountry is against that and the
disposition of - the great body of the
American people is to look more to
thefuture than to the past.
f Representative BabcockJ of
Wisconsin, find backing enough in
Congress to carry oui his pro
gramme against the trusts by re
pealing the protective duties on the
articles they ship abroad and sell for
less han these same articles are
sold for s,t home, that will go a long
way towards managing the tariff
MUOW Ho POUUUCai lHHTlAfl.
Very few outside of the Eepubl'can
party have any idea that a Repub
lican Congress will in good faith at
tack either the tariff or the trusts,"
but if the majority in this Congress
should surprise the public by doing
that it would deprive . the Demo
cratic party of two of ita wosDflc-
tive issues. Whether they will do
tnis or simply play with the tariff
and the trusts remains to be seen,
out realizing the changed attitude
of the neoDle. esneciallv in thn
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West, on these subjects, they may
be less squeamish in dealinsr with
them, especially if President Roose-
! veit snonld take a positive stand '
and favor legislation to restrain mo
nopolies, on which he expressed
himself somewhat franklv in bis
But neither he nor the Congress
men of his party . will go far enough
to eliminate the trust as an issue in
the next contest, for, it is a many
sided question and in our opinion
paramount to all the other issues
which now divide the parties. It is
not a question of whether capitalists
shall combine to work to greater ad
vantage, nor whether they charge
more for the products of their estab
lishments, and thus levy, unreason
able and unjustifiable tribute upon
the American veonle. It is more
than that, something more far-reaching
and vital, something in which
every wage-earner in the land, pres
ent or future, is or may be vitally
interested. Simmer it down, and it
is simply a question whether the
man or the dollar is to rule, whether
the few with combined capital are to
master and the millions who toil for
bread are to bow submissively and
helplessly to that rule. It is use
less to say or contend that these co-
i0Bsal combines have nothing more I
than trade significance. They are
mighty, soulless factors, which can
and will control State and national
legislation in their own interest, and
thus practically control both State
There may be others, but this, in
our opinion, will be the great issue
in the next national contest.
For some time the United States
Department of Agriculture has been
making experiments on the experi
mental farm near Phoenix, Arizona,
in the growing of Egyptian cotton.
These experiments have been so sat
isfactory that the belief is n0v es
tablished that this cotton can be
successfully grown On large acres of
Arizona and New Mexico, where the
conditions of climate and soil are
are similar to those of Egypt, where
the cotton is grown, and from that
grown at the experiment station this
year and be planted next year on a
number of farms in Arizona and New
Mexico, and will thus have a pretty
Thia js a matter of importance not
only to cotton planters in that sec
tion, but to the cotton manufac
turers of this country, for they im
port annually about $5,000,000
worth of this cotton for special
uses, to which it is adapted on ac
count of ita long, strong fibre and
glossy appearance. In length of
fibre and fineness' it ranks next to
our Sea Island cotton.
We suppose that much of the
land on which it will be grown in
Arizona and New Mexico will be
irrigated land, which will make the
crop a more reliable ana aounaani.
one than if grown under entirely
natural conditions and therefore lia
ble to injury by excessive rains or
Some people are -never satisfied to
let well enough alone. Three men
are in jail in a Missouri town be
cause they stole a lot of hides from
a tannery, took them back and sold
i them to the tanner, repeated the
performance, and not satisfied with
that, tried it for the third time, and
got caught. They didn't have as good
luck as the Federal soldier at the sur
render had in Greensboro, when he
sold a mule toa citizen, stole the mule
and sold it again to the same man as
a match" for the first mule, and then
stole the mule and rode off.
That "surrender tree" at Santi
ago is a very remarkable tree.
There have been made from it as
souvenirs 100 tables, 72'chairs, 154
work boxes, 11 . desks, 288 knife
handles, 288 cigar cases, 1,200 um
brella handles and 10,000 penhold
ers, and the old tree is growing
right along and flourishing as if a
toothpick had not been wrenched
from it. "
If President .Roosevelt's family
don't lodge around with the neigh
bors we'll have to build an annex to
the White House. There are only five
sleeping rooms in it, including the
company room. .
Some editor has suggested that in
place of making trouble-talk Emma
Goldman should have busied herself
putting up i preserves. Pickles he
meant. Nothing sweet in her.
OBJECTING IH ADVANCE.
When the reciprocity matter
comes up for discussion in Congress
there will.b& strong Opposition to
it, which will not be confined either
to political or sectional lines. The
opposition will come from the pro
tected interests which would be, or
J w IV TT IBID Vi UUtJf UU LUU
articles they produce. This will be
the case with nearly evety treaty
that is submitted. The hosiery
manufacturers and the wine makers
will fight reciprocity with France
just as the cigar tobacco growers,
cane and sugar ' beet growers and
sugar manufacturers will fight re
ciprocity with Cuba. This will
make.the fight an interesting one,
the more interesting because the
fighting will be less on political lines
than usual, and one between the
people on one side and- the protect
ed interests on the other. ' T ;
The Jacksonville, Florida, Times
Union mid Citizen is a Democratic
paper, but when it comes to protect
ing Florida industries, present . or
prospective, it gets in line with the
protectionists of the North who
want protection on wool, iron, steel
and the countless other things they
are interested in producing, and
kicks in advance against reciprocity
with Cuba, thus:
"President Roosevelt announces the
intention of negotiating a reciprocity
treaty with Cuba, by which sugar and
a m . 1 1 1 A Til. 3 A. a TT
looaoco wui oe aamutea to tae unnea
States free or at a reduced import duty,
while Cuba will make concessions on
cereals and machinery exported from
the United States.
"Considered from a local standpoint,
such an agreement would be very ob
jectionable. The tobacco industry of
Florida would be badly hurt If the
agreement should also include cigars,
as is probable, Florida's chief manu
facturing industry would be injured.
Florida is not yet a great sugar pro-
ducing State,, but her adaptability to
such production is not surpassed by
that of any other state in the Union,
and it is reasonably certain that in a
few years she would become a great
sugar producing State, if present con
ditions were left undisturbed.
"There might- be some compensa
tion to Florida if the increased trade
between the United States and Cuba
should pass through. Florida ports,
but very little of it would. Sugar
would go by water to New York
rather than by rail, and the same is
true to a very great extent of tobacco.
No appreciable amount of the exports
of cereals or machinery would be
mado through Florida ports.
"But this argument appeals only to
Floridians. Viewed from another
standpoint, such a treaty would be
objectionable to all sections of the
Union. It would entail a great loss
of revenue that is cheaply collected.
There is much more of revenue than
of protection in the tariffs on sugar
and tobacco. ! This would be lost if
these tariffs were repealed, and the
Americans would find no correspond
ing gain. It would be a great thing
for Cuba, for the Cubans would make
almost to the extent that the treasury
lost in revenue. The loss by admit
ting Cuban sugar free could be almost
exactly computed, but the loss on to
bacco could be estimated so accurate
ly, because of the different rates on the
different grades, or on the material in
its various stages of approach to the
finished product. It is safe to say, how
ever, that on the two the loss of re-
veune would amount to not less than
$30,000,000 per annum, not in the in
terests of the people of the. United
States, but entirely in the interests of
the people of Cuba. Then, if the tariff
on tobacco or tobacco products were
abolished or reduced, a corresponding
reduction in the internal 'revenue
taxes would be necessary, which
would probably run the total loss
above $10,000,000 per annum.
The :mainr erowers would not be
materially benefitted, for they already
sell Cuba practically all the grain im
ported to the island. The manufac
turers of machinery would not be
greatly benefitted, for 1 American
machinery is already sold all over the
world. Such an agreement would
confer all its benefits on the Cubans,
and would take from the American
Government a large part of its rev-
We print this entire because it
foreshadows the line of opposition
which will be adopted when re
ciprocity with Cuba comes up lor
consideration, when the contention
will be made that Cuba will be the
only gainer by reciprocity, that this
country will gain nothing but lose
many millions of revenue, while they
will entirely ignore the fact that the
people of this country would get
cheaper sugar, other cheaper things
which we import from Cuba, which
would in the aggregate amount to
much more than the revenue lost,
even if free trade were adopted, not
to speak of increased sales of Ameri
can products to the Cubans.
The remains of Abraham Lincoln
have been removed eleven times and
will shortly be remoyed t again for
the twelfth, and we are told the
last time. The last place is a grave
fifteen feet deep, beneath the vault
where they now lie, which will be
covered with an iron cage built into
the solid masonry. Can it be that
they fear that the handful of ashes
remaining might be stolen?
A Uticai N. Y., man who recent
ly died, left $21,000 to be divided
among his third cousins, then de
fined cousins as "children of those
who are related to me as cousins."
Thus far only 870 "third cousins"
have put in a claim for a part of
that $21,000 and they are represent
ed by only 48 lawyers.
The Steel Trust has advanced the
price of steel billets $2 a ton. Start
ing to get back some of the money
lost by the strike.
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1901;
THE CARNIVAL WEEK.
Less Than Fifteen Days and the
Great October Event Will
be in FuU Blast. '
PUBLIC COMFORT COMMITTEE
Hotels and Boarding Houses Are Asked for
Rates and Accommodations Some.
; of Many Features of Bostock
Perarl Company.' .
Two weeks from to-morrow and, the
Elks' Fair and Carnival will be . upon
the city in all its splendor and brilli
ancy. The past week has found anx
ious committees rounding up details
and laying plans and making arrange
ments for even greater things than
were at first dreamed of. a
.- The sole question now is to take care
of the crowds when they get here, and
that important pre-arrangement is
well being made by an enterprising
"Public Comfort Committee" with
Mr. C. C. Chad bourn at ita head. In
order that every emergency may be
met, Mr. Chadbourn asks all those
who can find a home for one or a dozen
of the visitors upon this occasion to
communicate with him at once, signi
fying location, rate, etc.
Superiority of the attractions that
will be here for both the townspeople
and visitors has never been questioned.
It is quite enough to tell informed
folks that a majority of the attrac
tions will be by the Bostock-Ferati
"people, who are known the world
over. Numbers of the several attrac
tions have already been spoken of in
these columns. .
An exhibition without which no
midway would be complete will have
just representation at the fair, the
world renowned Streets of Nations.
This exhibition with its quaint people
from the Orient and camels of the
one of the special
attractions of the famous Bostock
Ferari Company, and its. features are
exceptionally good from the fact that
it is devoid of all objectionable items
generally found in an entertainment
of this character. The principal feat
ure is the famous Funkino troupe of
Japanese. The feats performed by
these people are truly marvellous,
especially the foot balancing and wire
walking. In addition to these people
are seen gun-spinners, whirling Derj
vishis,. wrestlers, sword fighters who
are all headlioers in their particular
work. In connection with the Streets
of Nations will be found the Turkish
theatre headed by La Belle Ameena,
the original Algerian dancer of the
world's fair, Chicago, and her troupe
of dancing girls. This feature of the
show is well worth a visit and may be
visited by everybody, with- perfect
Another attraction which has
caused quite a sensation wherever
seen is the Electric Theatre, where
are presented the beautiful fire dance,
also the skirt dance. The special fea
ture of-this show is the Chameleon
Ladv. so named from the beautiful
and marvellous effects that are thrown
upon a white satin cape worn by the
young lady while giving this remark
able exhibition. The colored calcium
effects are up to the standard rarely
seen in the most prominent theatres in
the country and carried by no other
travelling organizations but the Bos
Moving pictures kept up-to-date are
always an interesting exhibition for
both old and young. The Bostock-
Ferari company carry all the latest
pictures by that wizard of electricity.
Edison,- the special features now being
presented being Queen Victoria's fu
neral and the remarkable exploits of
Carrie Nation in Kansas. In addition
to the above are presented the original
pictures of the great Galveston disas
ter, scenes in the assassination1 of
President McEinley and pictures of
Cinderilla for the little people.
Another great feature for all classes
is the Woodford dog and monkey cir
cus. In this exhibition some of the
cleverest animal acts ever presented
to the nublic are witnessed. Mrs. Mur
phy, the famous monkey, in living
pictures is a feature that will want to
be seen by all wishing to see some
thing out of the ordinary in dog and
monkey circuses. The great feature
of this show is the giant baboon riding
and guiding a bicjcle just as ell as
it can be handled by the ordinary hu
an beine, the climax to this feature
Is a ride down the inclined stairway by
the baboon, imitating the famous ride
down the Capitol steps at Washington,
. C, on his bicycle.
A great feature with the Bostock
erari company is the Ferris wheel.
This wheel contributes to the amuse
ment of great crowds of people by
carrvine . them around again and
again to a height of fifty feet in the
air; this becomes so fascinating that a
great many people continue to ride
over many times before giving up the
Besides the above the company car
ries Esau, the snake-eater; Trip to the
Moon and several other first class at
tractions. Any person visiting any
one of the shows can depend upon
a first class exhibition and re
alizing full value for their money.
A riditional subscriptions to the Oar
t,;-1 fund have been received as fol
lows: J. L. Boatwright Co., W.,B.
Cooper, T. J. Gore, J. Allen
Taylor, W. A. Sanders, A. S. Heide,
n m HwAt J. F. Garrell & Co.. N.
w Parirflr. A. Mavronichols, LeGwin
Printing Co.. Sol. Bear & Co., Sam.
Bear, 8r., Davis & Guion, W. A.
Vollers. W. C. VonGlahn,- J. H.
pn.iwifflit & Son. H. J. Bennett,
Willard Bag Manufacturing Co., Rob
inson & King, J, Avxuiey,
1- i r-i t MTCahern.
T ft ; WattAm. noonfiF & Coouer Co.,
D. Ii. Gore Company and Wilming
ton Street Railway uo.
BY A DESPERADO.
Officer Chadwlck Severely Wounded Last
Night After Terrible Encounter
With an Unknown Man.
While attempting to arrest an un
known white man,' who was firing in
to the house of a woman on Fifth be
tween Dawson and Wright streets
last night about 8:30 o'clock, Police
man E. R. Ohadwick. one of the
bravest and most popular officers on
the force, was shot in the right shoul
der and received other injuries about
the face, neck and shoulder that will
incapacitate him for several weeks.
At the time mentioned, Mr. Chad5
wick was attracted by the firing of the
unknown man and hurried to the
scene to ascertain the cause. As he
was approaching the man turned the
fire on the officer, but Mr. Chad wick
Kuuundaunted and pressed on. When
in a-few feet of the man, be saw him
aim and "ducked" his head to escape
the ball, but it took effect in the upper
part of his right shoulder blade and
rauged downward about eight inches.
Even though shot; the officer pressed
on and grappled with the man, who
used the butt of his pistol on the offis
cer's face, fracturing his nose at the
bridge and badly contusing his face,
scalp and shoulder in a number of
places. In the meantime the officer was
using his club to the best advantage,
but exhausted at length from the lots
of blood and having his club wrested
from him, his assailant, escaped, but
not until ,the officer had fired at him
several times without effect.
After the fray Policeman Ohadwick
found his way to Mr. Geo. Burnett's
store, Fifth and Wright streets, and
telephoned to the station for assist
ance. Chief Furlong, Sergeant Bur
nett and Policeman Wood responded
and the officer was transferred to the
City Hall and temporarily treated by
Dr. Andrew H. Harriss who had
been summoned. Later he was
taken to the James Walker
Memorial Hospital and Dr. Harriss
and Dr. Thos. R. Little extracted the
bullet a 38 calibre from between
the lower end of the shoulder blade
and spine. The broken nose and other
wounds were also dressed, and the
injured officer is resting well. Dr.
Harriss says the wounds are very pain
ful but not dangerous.
The police are working faithfully to
accomplish the arrest of their com
rade's assailant and think they have
a clue. Policeman Chadwick, on ac
count of the very desperate encounter
and darkness of the night, is unable to
say whether the man .was a bright
mulatto or a white man. A few hours
after the shooting Sergeant Burnett
arrested Charlie Fisher, an albino, of
had reputation, who may be the guilty
party. He was apparently drunk, and
was down at Third and Wright streets
when arrested, but he has bruises
about the face, neck and - shoulders
which give evidence that they were
inflicted by a policeman's club. He is
locked up at the station house.
BURGLARY AND HOUSE-BREAKING
Sanders, Colored, Arrested On Tele
gram Prom Mollins, S. C.
Upon telegraphic advices from
Mullins. 8. C. Chief of Police Fur
long yesterday arrested Jim Sanders,
colored, charged with housebreaking
and burglary. The telegram did not
give particulars of the crime but an
officer will likely be here to-day to
arrange for the transfer of the negro
for trial to South Carolina.
Sanders was captured by the Wil
mington police on an extra cotton
train, which reached the city about
1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The
officers were in wait for the negro at
the station and he was taken into cus
tody without resistance. His home is
here and he confessed his identity but
not the offence with which he is
Chief Furlong thinks that in the
arrest he has the man who entered
Warren's Bakery a few nights ago.
smashed a cash register and departed
with about $15 in merchandise and
NEW STEAMBOAT OFFICE.
Mr. T. D. Love Will Soon be la Convenient
Quarters Near Market House.
Handsome and commodious quar
ters for the Merchants' and Farmers'
Transportation Company, likewise for
Mr. T. D. Loye, its enterprising gen
era! manager and wholesale grocer,
are beine built on the wharf next
north of the market house wharf on
South Water street.
The building will be completed in
about ten days and will afford Mr.
Love and the steamboat company
every facility for handling freight and
selling groceries. In addition to the
steamer Driver, now being operated
by the company on .its Fayetteville
line, a new craft admirably adopted
to the river trade is nearing comple
tion. Its nametis the Highlander which
will be on the river in a very short
Atlantic Coast Line Taxes.
Yesterday the Atlantic Coast Line
Railroad .Company settled its State,
county and city taxes for the current
year. . The comnanv is - easily the
heaviest tax payer in New Hanover.
The amount to the Siate and county is
$4,057.86 and that paid to the city is
As the Stab employs no trav
elling agents, bills are sent direct to
mhacribera. These bills should re
ceive prompt attention.
THE COTTON SEASON.
Great FaUinz Off in Port Re
ceipts a Subject of Gen
SHORTAGE OF 50,000 BALES.
Season Known to be Late, But the Staple
is Coming in Phenomenally Slow,
Several Steamships Are Now in
Port for Cargoes.
Continued falling off in port re
ceipts of cotton from last year gives
rise to the. belief, now freely ex
pressed in commercial circles, that the
crop in Wilmington's territory is go
ing to be even smaller than at first
was supposed. While the season this
year is known to be at least two
weeks later than last year, this condi
tion is said by authorities on the sub
ject not to account on the whole for
the phenomenally small receipts of
the month of September about to
close, as compared with the same
month last year.
The receipts at Wilmington the
past week have been only 5,890 bales,
against 18,849 bales on the same week
in 1900. The receipts since Septem
ber 1st have been only 11,928 bales,
whereas up to the same date last year
61,977 bales had been marketed in
September. The falling off in the
month alone is a little more than
50,000 bales. The shortage, however,
is not confined to Wilmington alone.
Raleigh has suffered in the ratio of
one to five ; Charlotte, Charleston and
other ports have also shown a marked
falling off since last year.
Up to this period last year four big
ocean steamers had been sent with
cotton to foreign ports, while this year
only one small cargo has been clear
ed, and there appears to be no imme
diate prospect for another. There are
now- in port five tramp steamers, at
least three of which are for cotton
cargoes, and two more arrived yester
day," making the total number in port
A WRECK ON THE SEABOARD.
Engine and Five Coaches Jumped Track
Near Cameron, N. C, Yesterday.
Several of the trains which reached
Wilmington yesterday and last even
ing were late on account of the wreck
of the northbound fast passenger train
on the 8. A. L. near Cameron, N. G.
early yesterday morning. In the
wreck, the engineer, fireman and two
passengers were injured and traffic de
layed for several hours.
The engine jumped the track and
carried six coaches with it. Engineer
Dave Wright was badly. bruised but is
not seriously hurt He was taken
to the hospital at Raleigh for treat
ment. Two of the injured passengers
had broken legs but were not danger
On account of the wreck the S. A.
u. trains yesterday were running on
the Coast Line tracks from Sanford to
DEATH OP M. H. BEARDSLEY.
Well Known Young Man Passed Away
Yesterday Morning at His Home.
Yesterday morning at 5 o'clock, at
his home. No. 405 Queen street, Mr.
Moses EL Beardslev. a well known
youug business man of Wilmington,
passed away after an eight weeks ill
ness with typhoid malaria fever.
Mr. Beardsley was born in Farm
ville, N. C, December 19th, 1875, and
was therefore in the 26th year of his
age. For some timehenas resided in
Wilmington, wherejhad a position as
salesman with the Singer Sewing Ma
chine Company, of which his brother,
Mr. D. M. Beardsley, is manager. He
also has another brother, Mr. E. J.
Beardsley, employed in the same
office, and leaves a wife and two
children to mourn their loss.
A Very Fine Apple.
' Mr. Matt. J. Heyer yesterday showed
a Star reporter one of the largest ap
ples on local record.' It is of the
Yellow Pippin" variety, and weighs
one and a quarter pounds. The mam
moth apple was grown by Mr. A, J.
Holmes, an enterprising farmer, of
Council's Station, N. O.
Flv From Five,
"Five from fivo leave how many?"
asked the master of a little boy some 0
years old who had not had many lessons'
After a . moment s reflection he an
"How do you make that out?"
Holding his little hand up. the young
"Here are five fingers on my right
hand, and here are five on the other.
Now. if I take that five fingers on my
left hand away from the right, won't
tVorae'n a Widow.
Charitable Old Lady Poor woman!
And are you a widow?
Beggar Worse than a widow, ma'am;
me husband's livin, an I have to support
him. Glasgow Times.
At Constantinople there is an auto
graph letter which is claimed to have
been written by the hand of the Saviour,
whose authenticity has been stoutly de
fended for centuries.
He Liked It: Wife How do
youZlike my new hat? Husband
The idea of paying big prices for-.
Wife Big prices 1 Why, I made it
myself. Husband Um yes-er as I
was saying, the, the idea of paying
big prices for such monstrosities as the
milliners are showing. Now your
hat is a work of art Looks as if it
came from Paris. Beautiful, my
STATE PENITENTIARY CROPS.
Director Brown Estimates Damage by Re
cent Floods at $40,000 Peanut Crop.
Hon. J. A. Brown, of Chadbourn,
was in the city yesterday, returning
from Raleigh, where he went on busi
ness connected I with the State peniten
tiary, of which institution he is adi
Mr. Brown, who has recently visited
the State farms,' estimates, in an inter
view m Raleigh, that the loss to the
State from the recent floods will ag
gregate something near $40,000. The
damage to crops alone, he places at
$25,000, and to this is to be added the
damage to the land, the washing away
of dikes and canals, and the expense
of replacing them: It will take two
months' work by" the convicts and
penitentiary stock to replace the dikes
The crops on the lowlands are com
pietely ruined, but on such parts of
the farms as escaped the floods the cot
ton crop is the best ever seen. , The
peanut crop, however, is practically a
failure. On the 175 acres in peanuts
on one farm, not. more than 5.000
bushelscan be harvested as against
the 7,000 that the same land would
yield in ah ordinary year. - Some of it
was overflowed as much as five times.
Though only a half a crop of corn will
be raised on this farm, the yield will
be about 2,500 barrels.
Sad Funeral Yesterday Afternoon.
Impressive and tender funeral ser
vices were conducted at4:3U o'clock:
yesterday afternoon by RevDr. Cal
vin S. Blackwell and Rev. Dr J. M.
Wells over the remains of little
Samuel Davis, Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. S. J. Davis, No. 214 Market
street. There were present many
friends of the grief-stricken parents,
and many beautiful floral tributes
were laid upon the newly made
grave. The pall-bearers were: Honor
ary Dr. W. J. Love and Dr. Jos. C.
Shepard; active, Dr. J. C. Wessell,
Dr. C. T. Harper, Messrs. Henry Mc
Millan and R. C. Sloan.
Fishermen in a Storm.
Messrs. T. W. Wood, E. G. Yopp
and W. D. Pugh returned yesterday
morning from the "Rocks, where
they had been on a fishing expedition
since Thursday. The weather was
not at all favorable to the sport and
the catch was smalL Their camp was
established on : Zeke's Island Friday
night during the storm and a rough
experience is reported. The tide and
waves came very near washing over
all dry land in sight, and one of the
party says the wind must have ' been
seventy-five miles in velocity. They
returned to the city oh the launch
TRAGEDY AT BUFFALO.
Edwin M. Clark Shot His Wife and Then
By Telegraph to the KornlnK Btar.
Buffalo, N. Y., SepL 28. Edwin
M. Clark, formerly of New York, but
since the Exposition opened manager
of the toilet concessions in tho
grounds, shot his wife through the
left cheek this afternoon and then
committed suicide by sending a bullet
into his brain. The tragedy occurred
in a parlor of the hotel Edwin. Mrs.
Clark left her husband some time ago.
They met to-day for the purpose of
effecting a reconciliation, uiarx aiea
at the hospital this afternoon. Mrs.
Clark's wound is not serious.
BILL WAS TOO SMART.
Farmer's Son Who Thovarltt He'd
Have Fun with aa Elephant.
"My son Bill," said the old farmer,
"was juBt too smart fur anything. I had
a big red bull who. used to git loose once
In awhile and lick everything in the state,
and BUI was ready to bet his last cent
on that critter. One day when a circus
procession was comln up the road Bill
come runnin from the barnyard and says;,
- 'Dad, I'm goin to let that bull out'
"Fur why?' says Li
" 'Fur to see him hev fun with the ele
" 'Don't you do nuthin of the kind. The
elephant would break his back in a holy
"'Never, dad never! Our bull will
roar one roar, dive one dive, and he'll
tumble that behemoth into the ditch and
then upset the band wagon. Dad, It's
the chance of our life to see a heap of
"Waal, now," drawled the old man,
"Bill said so much that I told him to go
ahead. Mebbe that bull smelt them three
elephants a mile away, fur when he was ':
let out he was ready fur a row. He paw
ed and bellered and worked his mad up.
and when the elephants - nnally come
along he selected the biggest of the three
and made fur him. One of the circus
men called out fur us to take our critter
away, but we was lettin him take keer
of hiBself Jest then. With a beller and
a rush he was upon the elephant, but
things didn't happen as- Bill had planned
em. Say, now, but that big beast met
oar bull head on and -knocked him fiat,
and then he got hia trunk under him and
flung him into a swamp and never even
looked back at him. We went down to
see our bull, and he had tears in his
eyes, a broken leg and one horn gone. I
looks at Bill, and' Bill looks at me, and
bimeby I says:
" 'Bill, this critter cost me $40 in cash.'
" 'Don't say a word, dad,' he says as he
sits down,' with' a big sigh. 'I thought I
was the smartest feller in this county,
bat I was foolin myself. I'll work three
months fur $15 a- mouth and pay fur the
boll, and if I'm ever fool 'nuff to buck up
aafin another elephant may somebody
kill me with a crowbar!' " Chicago
Alannf mis Symptom. .. . .
"Mandy, said the old gentleman, "I
am afraid that boy of ours is goln to
"He ain't writ nothln, has be?" asked
the old lady in alarm.
"No, he ain't writ nothln yet but I
notice be is doin less an less work
very day an doin it ca releaser." In
Asnecial to the Atlanta Constitur
tiem from Norfolk;. Vs.. says : "Ever
ett St John, late vice president and
sreneral manasrer of the Seaboard Air
Line, will, it is understood here, suc
ceed C. M. Hays, as president of , the
Southern Pacific, October 1st"
j Tarborb Wuthernm- In all the5
complaints about cotton that one hears
not one baa reached this office that the
'ton" croT is short'- Several, farmers
have 1 been . .. heard to say ? that,
tho "top" crop was . large. , One re
ports this crop so heavy as to bend the
stalks over. , ..
Lnmberton Araus: Mr. G. F. ¬
Allen. Of Bromnton. can boast Of hav
ing the largest oak tree that the writer
ever saw. The tree stands on the edge .
of his yard and makeaa large shade.
The top will measure 100 feet across
either way from tip to tip, though the
trunk Is very short It is about six feet
Charlotte News: Professional
burglars entered the store of the Char
lotto Hardware Company on the rail
road and East Trade street Thursday
night and secured from three hundred
to one thousand dollars worth of pis
tols, razors and knives. The store
was closed up last night as usual about
Monroe Enauirw. Mr. J. D.
Williams, of Goose Creek townshiD.
died suddenly last Monday. He was
apparently well and was at work when
he fell. Mr. Williams was seventy
four years old. The dwelling,
barn and corn crib on Mr. E. A. Arm-
field's farm at Armfield's mill, in Bu
ford township, were destroyed by fire
last Sunday at noon. The dwelling
was occupied by Mr. W. - A. Plyler
and family and they were away from
home when the fire occurred. The
burning was evidently the work of an '
incendiary, as one of Mr. Plyler's ''
neighbors informs us that the house
was robbed . before it was burned.
Nothing was saved from the dwelling.
i Sanford Express: Great prepa
rations are being made for the opening
of the season at Pinehurst, Mr. Tuft's
famous Winter resort. The Carolina
is being enlarged. More than a thou
sand people were turned away from
that resort last Winter on account of
the hotels being full. It is said that
there was one gentleman who spent
last season there whose expenses, with
hia dogs, horses and waiters, amounted
to the sum of $1,500 per week.
There are two drug stores in Moore
county run by ladies one at South
ern Pines and Pinebluff . The one at
Southern Pines is owned and run by
the Misses Johnson, who were born
and reared in this county. The one at
Fineblutf is run by Miss Elizabeth
Packard, a Northern lady.
Statesville Landmark: The
past season has been a fine one for .
pears,' notwithstanding the excessive
rainfall damaged most fruit Mr. 8.
O. Eazenby, of Cool Spring, brought
us this week a small sprig of a pear
tree on which there was a cluster or
six large, fine pears of the Idaho vari- -ety.
The pears were grouped closely
and the unusual cluster attracted attention.-
Gov. Aycock has offer
ed a reward of $400 for the arrest of
Fleas McDamel, charged with crim
inally assaulting a nine year old white
girl in this county August 31st Else
where is told the story of the search
made for McDaniel by Sheriff Wycuff
and Deputy 8heriff Deaton. The
sheriff returned home yesterday. The
officers think that McDaniel will be
gencer: W. D. Hammond, the paint
er, was arrested this morning at An
sonville on an instanter capias from
Richmond county, on the charge of
burning the barn or Mr. Diggs, or
Wolf Pit townshiD. Richmond county.
The barn was burned early last spring.
- The M. I. has interviewed.
many farmers from all sections of the
county and it believes the cotton crop
of Anson will certainly not exceed a
half of an average crop. The corn
crop also is exceedingly short, but is
some better than it was thought at one
time it would be. Mr. S. T.
Stowe, of Mecklenburg county, and
Mr. Thurston, of Maine, will com
mence, to-day a survey of the cele
brated Blunt Falls water power, on the
Pee Dee. Mr. F. J. Cox, the promoter
of this enterprise, is confident It will
be pushed to a successful conclusion
and that a great electrical power plant
will be located at the falls. After the
survey is completed estimates of the
plant and dam will be made, and then
a company will . be incorporated to
carry the work forward. From 9
until 12 o'clock last Thursday night
the streets of Wadesboro and the air
above were full of birds. There were
rice birds, red birds, nightingales,
branch robins and several other varie
ties unknown here. Hundreds of the
birds flew against the telephone and
electric wires and houses and were
killed. Some 25 or 30 flew into Mr.
Jas. A. Hardison's drug store and
were captured. These were exhibited
in one of his windows Friday and at
tracted a great deal of attention. On
the same night Monroe and Kaleign
were .visited by great numbers of
birds. They seemed to come from the
South and were flying West from
A NEW BATTLESHIP.
Cruiser Cleveland Launched at the
Bath Iron Works.
By Telegraph to the Morning Btar.
Bath, Mk., Sept 28. The United
States cruiser Cleveland was launched
to-day at the Bath Iron Works. At a
few minutes before noon the christen-,
ing party, including Miss Ruth Hanna,
Senators Hanna, Frye and Hale, and
Congressman ldttleneld, mounted tne
platform at the bow of the cruiser, and
almost with the stroke of noon Miss
Hanna, with a daintily mounted
silver hatchet cut the cords releasing
the key shores, and, as the big craft
began to move, Droxe a Douie oi
American champagne over the bow,
christening the cruiser "Cleveland."
A KENTUCKY HOMICIDE.
Redskin Pete, a Miner, Killed by Carl Pen-
nlor , a Travelling Salesman.
By Telegraph to (he Morning Btar .
Roanoke, Va., Sept 28. News
reached here to-night of the killing of
a miner named Redskin Pete by Carl
Fenning, a Louisville travelling sales
man, near Pineville, Bell county Ey.,
just across the line from Virginia, this
,ii . i
aiternoon. it u sua ine miner, nuus
a remark about the late President Mc
Einley which was hotly resented by
the drummer and in a fight which en
sued Redskin Pete was shot and killed
bv Pennine, who then made bis escape
and is hidingin the mountains, pursued
by the dead miner's menas.
KENTUCKY COAL MINES.
Many Shots Fired at the Tipple of the
Carbondale Mining Company.
By Telegraph to the Morning Btar.
Eabltngton, Ky., Sept 28. Many
shots were fired at the tipple of the
Carbondale Coal Company near here
to-day by men in ambush. None of
. the men working on the tipple was
hurt, but the mine shut down. This
is the first shootinff since the arrival of
Imam. l ..-1 ,V.( u1r -
Adjutant General Murray is here.
' About forty armed men passed to-day
i going to the new union camp near
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