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AN ARGUMENT IN FIGURES-
The steel industry is one of the
protected industries of this country,
one of the highly protected" indus
tries. Hon. Mark Hanna says it
would never do to interfere, with
the tariff so as to reduce the protec
tion this industry now enjoys, be
cause if that were done the-steel
makers of Canada would run their
"steel across the line and ruin the
steel makers of this country.
But Mr. Babcock, a represent
ative .Republican of Wisconsin, con
tends that if the steel manufactur
ers of this country, the largest of
whom are now embraced in the
Steel Trust known as the United
States Steel Company, can afford to
ship their products to other coun
tries and undersell the steel manu
facturers of those countries they do
not need any protection at all, or at
least not as much as they have. He
not only has the argument with
him but the proof of the argument
in facts and figures.
There is not a manufactory of
steel articles in Europe that is not
feeling the effects, more or less, of
American competition. English
steel makers and manufacturers of
machinery until recently had prac
tical control of this business in
Spain. But Americans .have been
making large sales of steel rails and
machinery of various kinds in that
country,-to such an extent that the
British consul at Bilboa has noticed
it and reported it Ito his govern
ment, as something in which the
British manufacturers are very
much interested and which they do
not seem to realize. He states
three facts in this connection which
tells, the story. He is speaking of
some special orders. First, all these
orders were offered to British man
ufacturers before they were offered
to Americans; second, the orders
went finally to the Americans on
the question of the date of deliv
ery; third, the American price was
in every case lower than the Brit
ish. The Americans underbid the
""Englishmen as to price, and cot
ahead of them on time, two essen-
tials to fuccess. But this has been
the case in scores of contracts
which Americans have taken away
from their British competitors
they have beat them on price and
The consul has, therefore, come
to the conclusion that the - British
manufacturers are too slow and do
not fullv comprehend the situation
and the danger they are in of losing I
.tho trade they have in 'Spain, where
they are now confronted by an ag
gressive American competition but
are also to be confronted by com
petition from Germany, which he
predicts will be formidable. The
German manufacturers, he says,
realising the necessity of better
equipment to . compete with the
Americans, are putting in the latest
and most improved machinery, thus
patterning after the Americans,
from whom they are quicker to
learn than the more plodding
England had until recent years
the lead in the steel business
and Was easily the world's cham
pion in that, but the championship
has been wrested from her by the
more alert, resourceful and ag
In view of facts like these is there
1 any one who will seriously assert
that American steel makers need
tariff protection, or as much as they
' have? Will not Mr. Babcock and
other tariff revisionists have a strong
argument in this to-support their
But here is another and even n
stronger one. The report of the
president of'the United Steel Com
pany for the past six- months, be--
ginning with April and ending with
September, shows net earnings of
$54,954,871, as follows:
September (estimated) 9,200,000
This is at the rate of about $112,
000,000 a year leaving handsome
dividends after sinking funds have
! . i : s . i i s '::;..'
i been provided for, interest Daid. etc.
will any one seriously assert that an
industry which can show net earn-
ings of $54,954,861 in six months
needs tariff protection, at least as
much, protection as i it has? Of
course this Trust shipped much of
its products to foreign markets,
where it sold them for less than it
demanded and got from its home
customers for the same goods, but
the home market was its greatest
and best market consuming scores
of timea as much as the foreign
! market did. It dealt fairlv ;with
i m w I
.u uaWitto oBcause it naa
ugnWConMna against, but
xu uu-rgea . nome customers any
aaw lib uecause it was pro
tected by a practically prohibitive
tariff, and the home customers were
in its power. Several times sinoe
the organization of this Trust Is has
advanced the price of its products
without any apparent r cause, but
all this time it was selling to foreign
customers at prices to compete with
European manufacturers, and was
satisfied with the profits because it
sought new customers and increase
of its trade.
Is a combination of this kind un
der no obligation to the public with
out whose support and protection it
could liot live ? Is it treating the
American consumer fairly when it
squeezes the last cent possible out
of him while it deals in modera
tion with its foreign customers to
whom it is under no obligation at
Its defenders and apologists may
answer that the prices charged to
home consumers are not excessive
or extortionate, but lower than they
had paid years ago, which fmay be
true, and yet with the abundance of
raw material, improved methods of
manufacture and cheaper produc
tion, the profits on these prices were
much greater than the profits previ
ously made by manufacturers who
did not have the advantages the
manufacturers now have, at least
those of them who are fully equip
ped for business. In, fairness the
public is entitled to the benefit of
some of these advantages which en
able this steel combine to make a
net profit of $54,954,871 on six
If there isn't a potent argument
in this for tariff revision at least on
Trust controlled articles of the steel
kind, it will be useless to look for
We do not attach much impor
tance to the recent slaughter of
American soldiers on the island of
Sam ar, for we think that is some
thing likely to happen almost any
where in the islands when the Ameri
can soldiers are off their guard, or
outnumbered and can be taken by
surprise. But the massacre empha
sizes the fact that the -Filipinos are
far from being the "pacified" people
that official reports represent them
to be. As far -aa refraining from
hostilities: when! they are not in a
condition to pursue them, or appear
ing friendly in the cities and towns
where the American troops are sta
tioned in sufficient number to com
mand respect, this may be true, but
beyond these lines there isn't a word
of truth in it.
When Admiral Dewey two years
ago said "the jurisdiction of the
United States extends as far in-
shore as our guns can throw ajball,"
he covered the situation. That was
true then, and it is true now. Since
this slaughter we are beginning
again to hear ,a great deal about
"savages," I "banditti," etc., from
the same sources which not long
ago were describing the Filipinos as
a "docile," "tractable," "pacified"
people, who were taking kindly to
American rule, and showing much
disposition to be taught American
ways. According to reports they
were hankering more for American
school teachers than for anything
else and were all anxious to go to
There seems to have been either a
very sudden and quite decided
change of opinion regarding them, or
a i very sudden and decided change
in the Filipinos, but most probably
The fact is that from the begin
ning a course of studied deception
has been pursued as to the . condi
tion in theBe islands, te tempera
ment of the 'people, the . relations
between them and the representa
tives of that government, none of
which have ever been finally under
stood by the American people who
formed their opinions from official
reports. The truth simply is, that
they acknowledge American supre-
I macy when they can't help them
selves, pretend friendliness wnen
hatred is rankling in their hearts,
when if they could, they would
massacre every American on the
islands, as they did those 48 sur
prised soldiers in Sanuuv They are
simply the same Filipinos they were
two years ago, no better, no .worse,
and that's what they will continue
to be for years to come. ; They will
respect the American flag when fly
ing over American guns, and only
' 't"r-..'rf;-j-' W M V "' ' '' r i- ri'' ' 1 1 spirits turpentine.
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A negro is now in a hospital in
Washington, whose case is Attract
ing the attention of physicians and
surgeons. He was shot on the 13th
of September, the wound being sim
ilar to that of President McKinley,
but worse. It was six hours before
he could be brought to the hospital
from the farm in Maryland, where
he was shot. The ball passed through
both walls of the stomach, tore some
y 6uc, wiery, wagea
in ine muscles 01 the back, where it
still remains, and yet the nearo ia
well on the way to recovery. He is
wuw iv M
hankering for corn beef and cab-
bage, which the doctors do not con-
aider advisable to give him just yet.
Some of the New York papers
suggest that the name of the Philip
pine islands be changed to the "Mc
Kinley islands." Some Bepublicans,
however, object to that. ; One of
them writeB to the Tribune that
such a change would neither fit the
islands nor the memory of Mr. Mc
Kinley and that if it were adopted
we would soon have changes all
'round and asks how would Otis-
ville sound for Manila and Taftsburg
for some other city. Think of run
ning up against Hannatown, Foraker
City, and a lot of other such places,
to amaze the foreigner and daze the
the native. The objection is well
- ; Seth Low has been eleven
times nominated for Mayor of New
York, it appears, and still it is a
question whether he will be elected.
Richmond Dispatch, Dem.
The discovery of gushing oil
at Welsh and at Jennings, Liouisiana,
confirms the predictions of expert
oil men that the Southern coast
country is mostly underlaid with
oil. This confirmation as to Louisi
ana gives greater strength to the
belief that oil will be found in
Southern Alabama also. Mobile
Secretary Gage is reported
as doing much thinking in his effort
to devise a plan for getting the sur
plus revenues into circulation. The
best plan is not to collect - them.
The war tax reduction measure will
not diminish revenues bv even the
scant amount promised, and the
current fiscal year will pile up in
the Treasury another big surplus
for which there is no need. Louis
ville Courier-Journal, Dem.
President Roosevelt is sur
rounded by an official family of
short names. In the Cabinet we
have Boot, Hay, Smith, Long,
Gage, Knox all names of one syl
lable, which is most unusual. The
President's most intimate friend is
Wood. The man he is most fond of
in New York is Beis. His most in
timate political enemy is Piatt. His
chief political adviser and for years
his sponsor is Lodge. His private
secretary is Loeb. His secretary
while Governor of JNew Xork was
Youngs. All names of one syllable.
New York JPress, Jeep.
THE FIRE AT HAMLET.
Several Stores and Other Buildings Burned
Early Friday Morning.
Special to Raleigh Post.
' Hamlet, N. C, Oct. 4. This morn
ing at 1:30 o'clock, part of the busi
ness uortion of this city was burned
down. McDonald's restaurant and
store, the Boss Backet, Covington &
Co. 's store. Luck's bar, the central
office and a small work house belong
intr to the railroad were soon in ashes.
The fire started in the second story
of the building owned by T. F. Boyd,
loss on building S1.500. insurance $1;
200. It was occupied by the following
parties: Rock Company, stock f7,ouu,
insurance S4.200; Uovineton 3C jo.,
stock 800. insurance $500: Hamle
Whiakev Comnanv. stock $1,200. in
surance $800; Knights of Pythias, loss
aann insurance flOO. The lire also de-
Rtmvftd M. D. McDonald's store and
residence, loss $2,000 on buildings and
$1,100 on stock, insurance $1,100. T.
O. Biggan'a building, occupied by the
telephone office, was also burned, ine
vftluft of bmidinff was XdUU. l. m,
Rose, owner of the telephone ex-
chancre, lost $500. insurance $300. The
cause of the nre is unknown,, '
THE CASH REGISTER FIEND.
Held Upon Two Charges for the Higher
Court by thelttayor.
William Brown, the clever thief
who was captured in the store Of E.
Warren & Son by Policeman Grims
ley Thursday night, was given a pre
liminary hearing by Mayor Waddell
in th noliee court yesterday. Of
course the evidence was conclusive
and be was held for the Superior Court
in the sum of 1200 bond in each of two
cases aeainst him for housebreaking
and for carrying a concealed weapon,
a pistol having been found on his per
son " when be was locked up at the
police station. The negro offered little
defence beyond a far-fetched, story to
the effect that the policeman had come
td a window on the second floor of the
Warren building and enticed him to
enter, while he was closing tne snuuer
to a window of the saloon building
Brunswick Mission Work.
Rev. W. H, Groves, of Gloucester,
Va.. has accepted a call to the Presby
terian mission work in Brunswick
county, and is expected to arrive nexi
week to begin his duties there. The
principal mission points in Brunswick
are at Southport Shallotte andNew
Hone, all three of which congrega
tiona have had no regular pastor in
ni monthi. Bev. Dr. A D. Mc-
-n...A ! Ttaxr. P. n. Morton, of this
have visited the
churches as often as was possible.
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER U.t 1901.
FERARI MIDWAY CO.
Something of the Mammoth Ag
gregation at Elks Fair "
MESSRS; BOSTOCK AND FERARI
They Are Veteno Showmen Who Hive
Been On tne Road for Years Car-
nival Dates Are October 14tn
Iq Col. Francis Ferari, the genius
at the head of the Bostock-Ferari
combination at the Elks' Fair next
week,, is a man who would hardly
know how to act away from a show.
He was born in the business and has
demoted his life to it. The biz broad
lunged, active and energetic Colonel
says he has never known what a per
manent home was that is a cottage
and hiaown door yard. He has lived
like a nomad all his life. Col. Ferari
has his chorea but they are not sprink
ling the lawn and putting the babies
to bed. .He is the guiding genius of
fourteentug shows. Morning, noon
and night he is identified, with their
operation. There isn't five minutes in
the day that there is not something to
demand his attention. If an employe
who is much depended on gets swelled
on his importance and quits Col. Fera
ri is called and if he can't find a sub
stitute he goes en himself. If the
lights are faulty or anything goes
wrong anywhere a messenger is sent
for him. He is here, there and every
where nearly all the time. But,
withal, he is master of the situation.
He knows the show business from a
to z, and he is always in perfect touch
with every detail.
Col. Ferari was bora among the
spanglers and the din of the circus
and the roar of the animals were his
lullabys. He is of English descent.
His father was an animal trainer and
his mother worked with him. He
was born in France, where the show
his. father was with was exhibiting..
As soon as he was. big enough he was
pressed into service and at six years
of age was doing turns with his father
and mother in the animal cages. He
travelled as a child with the show
over England, Ireland and the conti
nent, and when be attained manhood
followed his father's footsteps as an
animal trainer. Fourteen years ago,
his father having died, he came to
this country and was employed with
shows as a wild beast trainer.
Mr. Bostock is about Mr. Ferari's
age and was of the same profession.
They were working in the same show
together. They had a little means
with which they started out in busi
ness together. They were successful
from the start and soon acquired a
pretentious animal show. This they
exhibited in the East, and in 1892
took it abroad. They returned the
next year and exhibited their animals
at the World's Fair.
Bostock is known as the animal
king. He is accounted the most fear
less man in the business. He and
Ferari confined their attraction ex
clusively to wild animals until a few
years ago, they added other features
and began playing carnivals and en
tertainments like the Elks' Fair. They
have two aggregations. One of them
Mr. Bostock has in the Pan-American
Exposition now. While Col. Ferari
does not work the animals now, being
too busy with the management of his
aggregation, he is true to his first love.
He, superintends every detail of ' the
animal show and makes his home with
it The animal show is his pride and
he spends a small fortune annually in
maintaining it at the high Btandard
Wilmington people will find it
All the other shows are arranged on
plans similar to' the animal show.
Two, and in' some instances three,
wagons form the front of each show.
The performers and people in charge
of these shows live in these wagons
and live well, too. All are neatly
fitted up and the visitors would be
surprised at the many evidences that
women in the show business do
not forget their desire for pretty trink
ets and nice little room ornaments.
The rest of the employes are equipped
with cots and sleep in the various
News comes from the James
SFrunt Institute, Kenansvliie, mat
the enrollment of pupils for the u all
term is larger than ever. Rev. W. M.
Bhaw, the principal, has just cause for
congratulation upon the excellent
showing being made.
The Continued Absence of a Well Known
. Wilmington Business Man Csnsed
' ' Alarm Among His Prlends.
In a moment of temporary depres
sion Friday night about 8 o'clock,
Mr. R. W. Hicks, the well known
molasses importer, and business man
of Wilmington, disappeared from his
home, No. 418 South Third street, and
his continued absence until about 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon caused
gravest apprehensions as to his wel
Mr. Hicks left home at the hour
stated, saying to his family that he
wished to see his book-keeper, Mr. A.
C. Craft, and would later go to The
Orton to fulfil a business engagement
with , two travelling men of New
York. Mrs. Hicks expected her husband
to return early, but at midnight nOth-f
Lag was heard of him and she began.
to feel alarmed: 1 At 8 o'clock she was
certain that something unforeseen had
oome ia., the way of Jbis returning,
5MQ memoers or ; tne iamuy jmet
aroused. . Communication -Jwasrh,d .
with Mr. Craft, who had seen nothing
of his employer; neither could nuy
information be secured as to his visit
to The Orton. Mr. Craft and others
went to the store on the wharf, but as
far as could be learned he had not been
Up to the hour of his discovery yesr
terday friends made anxious search for
him, but no trace of him could be
found until Messrs. Geo. W. Millis
and W. H. Castin found him just back
of Kidder's mill on his way to a tele
phone, evidently to apprise his family
of his whereabouts. Mr. Millis talked
with him and found him in possession
of all his faculties and perfectly will
ing to accompany him home, which he
His numerous friends, who had oc
casion to fear for his safety, were joy
ful that no ill had befallen him.
THE STATE PENITENTIARY.
Notwithstanding Bad Crop Year Institu
tion Will be Self-Sustainioz.
Director J. A. Brown, of the Execu
tive Board of the State prison, was
here yesterday, returning to his home
at Chadbourn from Raleigh, where he
attended a meeting of the Board
Wednesday. Chairman Travis could
not attend, but Mr. Nathan O'Berry,
Mr J. A. Brown and Mr. W. E. Cross
land, the other members of the Board,
A member of the Board said yester
day to the Baleigh News and Observer
mat. noiwitnstandiDg the bad crop
year, the management expects to make
the prison self-sustaining. The only
hope of doing, this, he said, was in the
fact that the current expenses of the
institution have been reduced one-
The convicts who have been em-
ployed on the East Carolina road.
numbering 125 in all, returned to the
penitentiary this week. They con
structed the East Carolina road from
Tarboro to Farmville, which is twenty
five miles in length. Work on the
road was finished last week. In ten
days the 125 convicts who built this
road will be sent to Marion to con
struct the Marion and Bakersville
turnpike. The prison has contracted
to furnish the convicts to build the
RULES FOR CARNIVAL BOOTHS.
t&ecatlve Committee Makes Certsin Sag-
estloos to Guard Agslnst Fire.
The Executive Committee, of the
Elksf Carnival re quest exhibitors and
merchants to observe the follow
ing rules from now until the close of
the Carnival. These rules are very im
portant, and the committees trust will
result in the absence of any fire alarm
Booths should be built of substan
tial material flush with the curb and
extending across the gutter into the
street. They should be so arranged as
to reduce the danger from waste paper
accumulating under them. The gut
ter, however, should not be choked.
No lights will be permitted, unless
protected by wire or glass. The booths
should not be over fifteen feet in
height All elastic wiring is subject
to inspection by the Superintendent of
No explosives are to be kept or dis
played in any of the booths, unless
nermission be first secured from the
Chief of the Fire Department No
decorations shall extend more than
three feet from any building and shall
not be connected with the booths in
any manner. The decorations of the
booths shall not extend except
wards the street
No obstruction of any character,
even though it may be temporary.
shall be placed within ten feet or a
All of the merchants and residents
on the carnival aistrici wno nave
cratines over their cellars will kindly
remove all inflammable material, such
as paper, packing material, etc.
PALL RIVER MILLS.
Strike Declared OH for Two Weeks by
the Textile Council.
By TBlegrapb to tne Morning star.
Fall River, Mass., Oct. 5. The
strike threatened by the cotton mill
operatives here to be begun next Mon
day morning, to enforce a demand for
a five per cent increase in wages, has
been declared off for two weeks by the
The question hinges on the action
of the SDinners' Association, to be
taken this afternoon on the strike
question. It is understood that there
must be a unanimous vote of air
unions to put a strike declaration into
effect. It is now nopea tnat a general
stoppage of machinery may be avert
ed bv developments during the fort
NEWS FROM RALEIGH.
Death Sentence of John DeBerry,
Colored, of Richmond Conn
MARSHALS FOR STATE FAIR.
Col Waddell. Col. Morton and Mr. Metis
Appoiated-Taose Licensed to Prsc
tlce Law New HanoverSas
a. Representative. :
ISpecial Star Telegram I
Raleigh, N. C, Oct ' 5. Governor
Aycock to-day commuted the death
sentence of John DeBerry, colored, of
Richmond county, 4o .life imprison
ment DeBerry was to be. hanged on
October 10th for the crime of criminal
assault upon a six-yeas old negro girli
The parents pf the outraged girl are
among those who asked for commuta
tion. DeBerry is only fifteen years'
Gen. W. H. Roberts, chief marshal;
of the . State Fair. In progress ' here
October 22nd to 26th, announced the
appointment of hi assistants' to-day."
Among them are Col. A: M? Waddell
special 'marshal, and Messrs. Geo. L.
Morton and J. VanB. Metts,' of-Wil
mington, active. .
Rev. John Huske, son of the late
Rev. Joseph C. Huske, of Fayette"
ville, , accepts the appointment by
Bishop Cheshire as arch deacon of the
convocation of Raleigh, a missionary
district comprising seventeen contigu
ous counties. He has been for quite a
while assistant minister at St Thomas'
church. New York.
The Supreme Court announces the
names of twenty-eight attorneys who
were successful in the examination
last Monday for law licenses. The
class consisted of forty-seven. The
successful ones are: John W. Bel
ton, Cumberland; Otto F. Dingelhoef,
New Hanover; Oscar P. Dickinson,
Nash; Powell W. Glide well, Stokes;
Frederick D. Hamerick, Cleveland;
Gideon H. Hasten, Forsyth ; Alfred
B. Justice, Hertford; James C. Little,
Union; David M. Stringfield, Pender;
Lycurgus R. Varser, Gates; James A.
Morrell, Northampton ; Charles E.
Thompson; Walter D. Smith, Har
nett; John H. Folger, Surry; Silas
G. Bernard, Buncombe; Edward
Mayo Land, Halifax; George V.
Oowper, Hertford; Wiley Croom
Rodman, Beaufort; Robert A. Pit
tille, Buncombe ; Rebeun W. Lem-
mond, Union; David B Smith, Guil
ford; James R Mitchell, Hertford;
William J. Cocke, Buncombe; Metus
T. Dickinson, Wayne; Marcus W.
Winstead, Person; Charles W. Sapp,
Forsyth; Archibald Stuart Hall
Smith, Halifax; Nathaniel O. Petree,
ACTIVH MEASURES FOR
RELIEF OF MISS STONE.
All the Machinery of the Department of
State Is at Work to Save the Kid
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Washington, Oct 5. All the
machinery of the Department of State
is now at work to save From death or
prolonged captivity Miss Helen. Stone,
Who was kidnapped in Turkey. The
President himself has become actively
interested in the matter. To-day Dr.
Samuel H. Capen, president of the'
American Board of Missions, and Dr.
Judson Smith, the foreign secretary
of the board, arrived in Washington
from Boston and went directly to the
State Department. After an hour's
conference with Acting-Secretary
Adee and Solicitor Penfield they were
escorted to the White House. Presi
dent Roosevelt gave close attention to
Although the Department of J State
already has taken up the matter, Pres
ident Roosevelt laid fresh injunctions
upon Mr. Adee to spare no effort to
accomplish the purpose he had in
view of releasing Miss Stone.
Owine to the conditions of this case.
none of the parties to to-day's confer
ence was at liberty to make a state"
ment for publication respecting the
measures to be adopted. It is gather
ed that whatever may be done in the
future in a punitive way, Miss Stone
must be ransomed to begin witn.
Probably the ransom money must
come from the mission board or from
private contributions, for the State
Department has no funds which may
be used to pay the ransom.
Boston. Oct 5. At 7 o'clock the
trustees of the fund for the ransom of
Miss Stone announced the total re
ceipts of $19,000.
Sofia. Bulgaria. Oct 5. A semi
official denial was issued to-day of the
statement that the kidnappers of the
American missionary. Miss Helen 11.
Stone, and . her companion, Madame
Tsilka. are in Bulgaria. The note is
sued by the authorities declares mat
trooDS and police who have actively
searched the frontier for ten days have
not found any. trace of the brigands,
who demand that Miss Stone's ransom
shall be paid in Turkey.
PIKE AT RICHMOND.
Kitchen of the Lexington Hotel Damaged.
No Panic and No Casualties.
By Telegraph to tne Horning Btar.
Richmond, Va., October 5.--Fire
caused by sparks rushing through a
ventilator broke out in the kitchen of
the Lexington, one of the largest ho
tels in the city, about 7 o'clock this
evening. Such guests as were in their
rooms were quickly notified, and
while there was considerable excite
ment there was no panic and there
were no casualties." The flames were
confined to the kitchen building, and
were soon extinguished. The loss is
nrincinallv from water and will
amount to several thousand dollars.
There will be no interference with the
accommodation of the hotel, and as
next week is carnival week here, a
force of hands has already been put to
work to get things in proper shape
again by Monday morning. To-night
the guests are Demg servea as usuai.
THE MARKET FOR COTTON.:
Higher Prices in Liverpool Monday Ex
pected Every Expectation That Re
ceipts Win CoBfraseUiliL,
Speetal Star Telegram.
New York. 1 Oct ' 5. The salient
features of the cotton market to-da
have been the strength of the AtnerT
can market futures in New- York
closing-at practically last night's
prices, with the advance established
after the government report was issued
held, notwithstanding a decline4 of
some five points in Liverpool
to-day. Private cables attribute
this : decline. KtO .. desperate effort
of the Liverpool bear contingent to
break the market and still longer
dissuade spinnerr from purchasing
and a higher market is generally ex
pected in Liverpool tra Monday in view
of strength shown -here, and especially
in view of the fact that nearly all the
Southern markets are firm, and some
of them report higher quotations than
were current yesterday. There is every
expectation that receipts will continue
light during the coming week, ali
though naturally soma increase may
be expected as a result of cotton sold
at the advance. Middling cotton iu
nearly all the Southern markets is now?
higher thanthe price of contracts in
New York. The posUion in this re
spaci ietolju.tely illoeica) and seem
to leave little room: tonmy decline in
newxork. The facts developed m to
day's news and most commented upon
The visible supply of American as
made up last evening is near 60,000
bales less than it .was last year and
second that the stock of American
cotton in Liverpool and afloat for
that part is practically the same as
last year. Under these conditions
cotton sold in Liverpool at 7 pence per
pound and in New xork at over iu
cents a pound last season. The agri
cultural commissioner of the State of
Tex is to day publishes an estimate
putting the crop in that State at 2,450,
000. This is the lowest estimate that
has been heard of from that State
from any well known authority. At
tention has been drawn to the fact that
the U. S. census shows that the local
mills in North Carolina last year con
sumed 100,000 bales more than the
crop of that State while the local mills
in South Carolina consumed within
10,000 bales of the entire pro-.
duction of their State. This fact
is hardly appreciated abroad.
Southern spinners are reported to
be buying up the receipts in
their home markets, eagerly recogniz
ing the conditions which confront
them. The talk of a strike at Fall
River is generally discredited. A
strike in view of the advancing prices
for goods and the light stocks on band
would be an industrial paradox, it is
a matter of remark on the Cotton Ex
change that the older heads in the
trade were generally, bullisb, some or
them extremely bb. The bearish
opinions and the vigorous efforts
made to depress the market originate
for the most part with a group of
younger operators, who have not yet
learned that in a test of opinion versus
fact, the latter generally prevails.
Some very recently elected members
THEODORE! M. .TRICK,
. 71 Wall Street
Tired of Being; In Print.
'Mr. Sniithers." said his wife, "if I
remember rightly, you have often said
that you disliked to see a woman con
stantly getting herself into print?"
'I do," said Smithers positively.
'You considered It unwomanly and
indelicate, I believe?" .
"And you don't see how any man
could allow his wife to do anything of
' Yes ; I think so now." .
'Well, Mr. Smithers, In view of all
the facts in the case I feel Justified In
asking you for a new silk dress."
"Yes; for the last eight years I have
had nothing better than four penny cal
ico, and I want something better. I'm
tired of getting into print" London
A Dreadful Blunder.
Mr. Jinks You look all broke up.
Mrs. Jinks I am. It just makes me
Sick to think what a fool I've been.
(You know that commonplace little
dowdy next door that I've been snub
"Well, I've Just found out that her
husband gets S5 more a month than
you do." New York Weekly.
Pitch and Toss.
The nrofessor haDDened in at the"
doctor's the other morning and found
him Dolishins the belongings on the
"ImDrovlng the shining hours, are
you?" he said.
"No. sir." reDlied the doctor. "I'm
improving the shining ewers."
"H'm!" ejaculated the professor.
"Whose are they ?"
"Well. Isn't that what I said?" Chi
Caller Wasn't that Miss Robinson
who just left?
Ethel That was my Aunt
Caller Oh, your aunt, eh? On your
Ethel Not much! She sticks up for
papa all the time. Philadelphia Press.
Warning Mr. W.
Wimble A judge In one of the courts
has decided that a man has a right to
remain out all night if he wants to.
Mrs. W. Don't let that worry you,
Wimble. That judge hasn't Jurisdiction
in this household. Boston Transcript.
The art of manicure Is many centu
ries old, having had its birth in the dim
old convents of France, where the pa
tient nuns practiced it on the hands of
the noble ladies brought up within
The levees on both sides of the Mis
sissippi are of sufficient extent that if
they were built in a single straight line
they would be about 1,300 miles long or
long enough to stretch the greater part
at the distance between New Orleans
and New York.
. The Le Cbnte pear, which revolution
ized pear growing In southern Califor
nia, was originally the Chinese sand
pear, grown solely for ornamental pur
The President has appointed James
H. McLeary, of Texas, assistant jus
tice of the Supreme Court of Porto
Sanford Express', The weather
profits are of the opinion that we are
to have a hard winter. They say that
all the signs indicate a winter of un
usual severity. .
Wilson Times: Some of the
tobacco finnsihert havehuadreds of
thousand of -dollars invested fa to
bacco and even the i smaller -dealers
carry $30,000 to 160,000- .worth cftn
suranoe on their stocks; r
J Fremont Visitor: The store
f Aycock & ' Portrea, sear Ayoock's
Jburch. three miles out in - the coun-
ry, was broken into and two hundred
na nrty dollars' worth of goods taken
ton last waanesaay night -
Goldsboro Arms:" The sud
den death of Mr. O. J. Carroll, of Ra
leigh, a well . known travelling man;
occurred at Beaufort this' Friday)
morningv where he was on a business
trip. -The particulars are not known
at this time, J
2 'Henderson ' Gleaner: T Walter
Harriss, white, who broke into Vance
county jail last July for the purpose
of liberating two prisoners, has been
sentenced to eight months' work on
the county roads of Alamance -
Newborn v Journal: Two fatal
cases of diphtheria are reported from
South River, Carteret county. Mr.
Abner Mason of 1 this place has lost
two cfciklrea from the disease and it
feared that a third child now stricken
111 OA' 'At f..b
Mr. Francis Mason is suffering from
an attack -of the same disease.
Monroe Enquirer: Mr. G. M.
Laney, of Buford township, caught a
large blaok snake a few days ago in a
steel trap in (his cellar. ' The trap was
set for rata, but the snake, not as wise
as Its kind is supposed to be, ran its
head into the trap. - Mr. Wesley
Hinson. of East Monroe township, bas
added to. our box of curiosities an
apple, which, as a freak, is the most
freakish thing we have ever seen. .
The apple is a very good representa
tion of a parrot'a face, beak, eyes and
ears all being distinct. Dr. T. A.
Crowell, who practiced medioine here
a number of years ago, had been lost
to all his relatives and acquaintances
in this section for fourteen years. In
all that time not one word had been
heard of him and Dr. Crowell's people
thought that he was dead. A few days
ago Mr. M. K. Crowell, - of Charlotte,
heard from his long lost brother.. Ur.
Crowell is alive and doing well, and is
practicing medicine in Los Angeles,
Gastonia Gazette: Out on the
the Craig & Wilson farm are numbers
of birds that -are strange to this section.
They are in size between the sparrow
and the lark. Mr. Frank McArver
says they are not rice birds. They ap
pear to be interested in insects and
other food to be found among the
rank peavines and fly but . little.
The Shelby officials must be feeling
pretty cheap. Jim Lowery, the negro
who is wanted under heavy rewards
for slaying Chief Jones, paid the tdwn
a visit Monday night, walked the side
walks, exchanged a few shots with the
police and escaped uncaptured.. He
was at no particular pains to conceal
his visit. The officials got wind of it
and made elaborate preparations, but
to no avail. They perhaps forgot to -
leave the jail door open so that Lowery
could go in and lock himself up.
" r For two or three years there has
been a colony of wild dogs on Uraig
& Wilson's farm east of Gastonia. The
colony descended from a homeless fe
male dog which took refuge on the
farm something over two years ago.
She produced a litter of pups and these
in turn grew up and - multiplied.
Messrs. Frank McArver ancLEd. Jen
kins from time to time have been kil
ling them as they have been able to
get within gunshot ranee of the wild
canines, until now only about two re
main. These dogs lived in the swamps
and fields. They had deep dens of re
fuge burrowed out in the swamps.
where they had comfortable and ro
mantic domestic headquarters, under
ground. In summer they lay under
the thick cotton and peas and other
growing crops. At night they chased
the hare and prowled about the neigh
bor's premises, but they were seldom
to be seen by day.
THE SOUTH'S BATTLE ABBEY
Committees Cooferrisf About a Site and to
Invite Deslcns Hsve Now Un Hand
tbe Sam of $225,000. .
By Telegraph to the Morning: Btar
Riohmobd, Va., Oct.' 5. The com
mittee of arrangements for the erection
of a Confederate memorial hall
("Battle Abbey") in this city met this
morning at the omce oi J. Taylor
Ellyson. The committee consists of
Judge George L. Christian, Mr. J.
Taylor Ellyson, General O. A. Evans
of Georgia, Ueneral J. W. White of
West Virginia, Colonel Thomas 8.
Kenan Of North Carolina and General
James F. Briggs of Kentucky.
After a consultation of an hour tney
adjourned to the Confederate Museum
to confer with a committee or lames .
from the Confederate Memorial and
Literary Society. The committee ad
journed at 1:30 o'clock to meet again
Thev have on hand 1225.000 and are
now meeting to confer about a site and
to invite designs. The committee was
appointed at the Confederate reunion
AN ILLINOIS TRAGEDY.
John C. Brown Shot and Killed by Rev. .
Joseph Mcaammieh at Carbondale.
Were Bitter Enemies.
Bv Telegraph to tbe Horning star.
Cabbondale, III., October B. A
tragedy was enacted here to-day at a
time when the streets were crowded
with people. John C. Brown was shot
by Bev. Joseph McGammish, dying
forty minutes later. The two men nan
been bitter enemies for nearly a year,
owing to Brown being jealous of the
relations between his wife and the .
During- the early morning hours
Brown told several citizens that he
would kill McGammish before sun
down. The word reached the man
and he armed himself. McGammish
had gone into a store to trans
act some business and Brown,
seeing the man, went to him with
an open knife in nis nanu. tie openea
k 1 . . A .A1
a quarrel and raised nis nanu to sinxe
McGammish, when the latter drew his
revolver and fired, the ball passing
through Brown's lung. Brown leaves
a wife and one child. - McGammish is
a minister oivme oevenin isay ao-
ventist faith and is a respected citizen.
The War Department has received a
cablegram ; announcing that Second
Lieutenant Allen T. Crockett was
killed near Candelaria, Luzon, Sep
tember Z4th. Crockett was appointed
a second lieutenant of volunteers in
June of 1900, having entered that
regiment as a private.
Four trainmen were instantly killed
in a ireignt wrecs uu uio uomuiuu
Valley division of the 'Beading rail
road, near Hummelstown, Pa, The
a . i . iV a T w .
killed all lived m rniiauepma.
The Weekly Star (Wilmington, N.C.)
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