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he eMu Stat.
WILLIAM H. BBBHAED
JBditor uA proprietor.
NOVKMBEE 1, 1901.
K00SEVELT AND THE TRUSTS
It is said that Mr. Roosevelt has
about completed his message and
will have something to say about
Trusts. There is more or less spec
ulation as to wat he will say or
whether he will make any' recom
mendations as to the legislation
that ought to be enacted, content
ing himself with the declaration
that there should be restraining
legislation and leave the rest to
Congress, The probabilities are
that he will pursue pretty much the
same line that he did in his Minne
apolis speech when he declared that
it might become necessary to adopt
some legislation to restrain trusts
which were taking advantage of
their combinations to extort frdm
the public. He was out in the
West then, talking to Western
farmers, with whom trusts are not
in good odor, and as he was a pros
pective candidate for the nomina
tion by his party for the Presidency
the presumption is that he had
politics in view when he was thus
remarking on the trusts.
But now he is President and the
opportunity is not only presented,
but it is his province to suggest
what in his" opinion should be done
to correct an abuse or to remedy a
wrong from which the people suffer.
It is an embarrassing question when
it comes to dealing with trusts, that
?a to deal in anything like an effec
tive way. Discoursing on trusts,
condemning those that are "organ
ized in restraint of trade," is one
thing and striking at the trusts that,
are organized in restraint of trade is
xnUa onthor tVn'nor. Thfl tmufca nil-
a i- ,1 lln fivaf onH Hnri'f minrt if
ueratauu iuo mo v -
as long as the statesmen go no fur
ther than deprecating the existence
of such combinations, and expatiat
ing on the possible necessity of do
ing something to bring them to taw.
They have been listening to that
kind of talk for years, and become
so much accustomed to it that they
don't mind it any more than they
would the cackling of a hen.
Ten years ago the Republican
statesmen said that if trusts took ad
vantage of the protection given by
the McKinley tariff they would fa
vor depriving them of that protec
tion, but they never did it. and never
made a move in that direction. To
try to make the people believe they
meant what they said they passed
what is known as the Sherman anti
trust law, which was a dead letter
from the start, and has to all in
tents and purposes been obsolete, for
no trust has ever been prosecuted
under it. But four attempts have
oeen maae, ana au ox tnese were
In the meantime the trusts have
multiplied, grown strong, fat and
saucy. It is a more difficult ques
tion to deal with now than it would
have been even a few years ago, be
fore they became as numerous and
strong as they are now, and when
nearly every productive industry is
controlled by them.
Their defenders say they are a
necessity now, . that the conditions
require combinations to do business
on a large and economical scale so
as to be able to compete with simi
lar industries in ether countries.
That is the argument that 'will be
advanced in defence of these com
binations when the movement is
made to curb them by legislation.
This is foreshadowed by the utter-,
ance of such Republicans as Senators
Hanna and Depew, and Representa
tive Groavenor, all of whom declare
that without such combinations and
the protective tariff our manufac
turers could not compete in foreign
markets with the manufacturers of
Knowing the Republican states
men as we do, their connection with
the trusts and the obligations their
party is under to the trusts, we have
no idea that any legislation will pass
Congress that will give the trusts
the slightest concern., .Representa
tive Babcock is doubtless in earnest
in his movement to remove the pro
tective duties from articles that are
sold in foreign countries for less
money than they are sold for at
home. He may have been inspired
by political considerations in taking
this position, but whether or not he
seems to be in earnest and fully de
termined to proceed on that line.
But he will fail, for they have made
up their minds to switch off on the
reciprocity .track; and thus dodge
tackling the tariff, which none of
them want to tackle, because they
don't know where they could stop
after they had gotten into it.
They have hit oh reciprocity' as
the way to keepout Of tariff revi
sion. The reciprocity scheme will
be such as the protected manufac
turers suggest, that is a scheme
which will not interfere with them
much in foreign markets and will
keep them in control of the home
market, as they are now a recip
rocity that will amount to little or
nothing, for it will relieve from or
lessen the duties on such things
only as are not produced or not
produced to any considerable ex
tent in this country, articles that
might very well be admitted free
or on low duties, reciprocity or no
reciprocity. They may be in earnest
about their reciprocity scheme, but
they are in earnest because it pre
sents them a way of escaping tariff
revision, which they do ot want to
attempt. This is a troublesome
question only because politics is in
volved in it, and they are uncertain
as to what the political effect of this
or that action might be.
They are embarrassed by the fact
that two elements are to be consid
ered the combines which have the
money and contribute campaign
funds and the unsophisticated peo
ple who have to jbe placated if they
have to be humbugged. To placate
and humbug them while avoiding
alarming or antagonizing the com
bines is the job they have before
them and that's why they have
adopted the reciprocity dodgej the
understanding being that the manu
facturers will dictate the kind of
reciprocity they want, and the
msses of the people will be told
that reciprocity will open up new
markets, for American products
and our commerce will expand as it
never did before. That is the kind
of chaff they propose to throw to
the farmers of the West and the
South, and the employes in the
manufacturing industries, all of
whom will be told that they will be
great gainers by reciprocity. In the
meantime the tariff will remain un
disturbed and the trusts will go on
as usual perfectly satisfied that
nothing will happen to them.
It will be interesting to hear what
Mr. Roosevelt will have to say or
whether he will venture to say any
thing with marrow in it.
HOW DIAZ FOILED A COMBIHE.
This year the crop of corn in
Mexico was short, and following
the American fashion some sharpers
formed a combine, bought up all in
sight and ran the price away up.
When President Diaz caught on to
the scheme he instituted an investi
gation quietly and ascertained that
while the crop was short there was
enough for home consumption and
that the increase in price was not on
account of the scarcity of corn, but
on account of the corner by the
He then and there promptly, with
out asking authority to do so, sus
pended the tariff duties on corn,
which were practically prohibitive,
the railroads gave such rates as to
encourage the importation from the
United States and in a little while
the market was full of corn, the
Government sold it at cost or less,
and it fell ,to about half what the
combine was demanding for it. As
a result the combine found itself
loaded with a big stock of corn that
it couldn't get rid of, and also found
itself 'largely out of pocket.
Having done all this, President
Diaz sent a message to Congress
stating what he had done and re
commending that the duty on corn
be suspended until the country was
amply supplied with all the corn
necessary for its wants. Congress
acted upon his recommendation and
thus clinched the nails he had
driven into the coffin of that corn
combine. Thus he not only killed
one combine, but gave an impres
sive warning to other sharpers who
might be tempted to take advan
tage of short crops of any kind to
squeeze .the people, and feather
their own nests.
It is a pity that we can't have a
ittle salutary proceeding of that
kind in this country occasionally
when sharpers corner food stuffs.
When the wife of Mr. Ormsby,
a Chicago burger, presented him
quadruplets, the man, who was poor,
became hopelessly desperate, and
fled to parts unknown. But the
mother didn't fly and good luck
came to her, for the neighbors con
tributed very liberally to her com
fort and inside of a week she had
signed a contract with a museum
man to exhibit herself and infantile
combination for $500 a week. When
her spouse hears that he will proba
bly recover heart anfl. come back.
Mint Director Roberts reports the
output of gold for the world in 1900
at $257,514,700, which is $49,000.-
000 lesB than the year before, attri
buted to the interruption of mining
in the Transvaal, which produced in
1899 $73,277,100 worth and only
$9,671,000 last year.
An 18-year-old boy was sent to
the insane asylum at Poughkeepsie,
N. Y. He said he was on hia way
to Washington to kill Rough Rider
Roosevelt, marry his daughter and
take his place as President.
Mr. Joe Chamberlain who has
made such a mess of it in South
Africa, wants to gag the Irish. And
he may jtir up a racket that might
cause John Bull , a good deal of
The best paid woman in the ser
vice of the United States is a Miss
Norton who holds a position in the
postal department at Washington
which pays hef$2,500 a year.
STATS 0 OHIO, OlTYOl'TOLIDO.t .
ITnivir T Pmn,
UT 'I ' mKee oatn mat be la sen
and state aforesaid, and that Mia Arm wiirSK
the sum of ONK hundred dollaSs for eacS
and every caaef Oatakrh that cannot be cured
bv the use of hall's CiubpTiw11" 00 curea
. FHAUK J. CHENEY
presence, this 6th day ot December, aTd. 188ft
l!Lf Notary AiMfc,
Jtg. directly on the blood and mucous surfaces
hvmi vm. WTOllllWIIIWi
F. j. Cheney Sc. 0O Toledo, O.
HaU'b Family puis are the best
TOOK OH. BUT HANDS OFP.
One of the most thoughtful,
pointed and suggestive deliverances
on the Roosevelt-Washington din
ing incident was in the address by
Governor Aycock at the Colored
Fair in Raleigh Tuesday. There
was no temper displayed, no hot
language, but a cool friendly de
claration that whatever might be
done in Washington by officials or
Others there is a line drawn in the
South between the races which
neither can or shall cross, and which
cannot be crossed without danger
and injury to both. In speaking
thus he spoke as the ' Governor of a
State with white and black citizens.
as the well-wisher and friend of the
negro, and in so speaking he spoke
for the best element of North Caro
lina's white citizenship. He spoke
in the same kind and sympathetic
wav that Gov. Vance spoke when
opening the first colored State . fair
fifteen years ago when he spoke en
couraging words and bade them
God speed in their efforts to upbuild
In keeping with the spirit of
Governor Aycock'a utterances, was
the reply of Rev. C. A. King, a
colored preacher and editor of Dur
ham, who said that the negroes of
North Carolina knew their places,
and were content to dine in their
own homes, to work out their des-
;iny within their own lines, that
they knew where their best friends
wero and would say to outsiders,
'look on. but hands off." There
was a world of sense in that speech
culminating with the pithy lnjunc-
,ion to the professed mends of the
negroes in the North, "look on,
but hands off," which meant, don't
meddle where you have no business,
but look and see us work out our
own problem with the assistance
and co-operation of the white peo
ple of the South, whom we know
and who know us.
Whether they look or not let
them keep hands off, for the more
they meddle in a business they don't
understand the more they will com
plicate the race problem.
STATEMENT BY MR. WESC0TT.
Richmond Dispatch Publishes Interview
Regarding Receit Marriage.
Richmond Dispatch, 29th.'
Mr. R. M. Westcott, of Wilming
ton, N. C, father of Mrs. H. L. Fow
ler, whose marriage occurred here on
Monday, the 21st instant, was in the
city yesterday. Mr. Wescott, who ap
pears to be a very pleasant gentleman.
feels that injustice has been done by
the report of the marriage which ap
peared m the Dispatch.
Mr. Wescott, after acquaintance
with his son in-law, declares him a
perfect gentleman, and feels that his
daughter's happiness is quite safe
in hia keeping. Ha takes exception
to the Dispatch's suggestion of
love at first sight," declaring
that he knew the acquaintance of the
young people had existed over a period
of several weeks before the marriage.
After the marriage Mr. and Mrs.
Fowler went to Petersburg, where
tney engaged board with Mrs. Rob
ertson, a most estimable lady, at No.
15 West Tabb street, and where they
nave since remained.
Mr. Wescott declared that the bride
was not urged to return home. After
learning of the marriage he extended
congratulations and invitation to Mr.
and Mrs. Fowler to visit the bride's
home at Wilmington.
After reaching Richmond Mr. Wes
cott, who insists that there was no
scerecy, and no occasion for secrecy.
ooiainea me ionowing ceruncate irom
Rev. Mr. Spooner, which the Dispatch,
at Mr. Wescott 's request, publishes
"This is to certify that on the 21st
day of October, 1901, at my parsonage.
2302 East Broad street, Richmond,
va., 1 umtea m marriage Mr. Her
bert Jj. fowler and Miss Nessie M.
Wescott. under authoritv of a civil
license, duly and properly issued by
the clerk of the county court at Hen
rico, and that the license has been
properly endorsed and returned and
filed in the records of the court.
"Geoege EL Spooner,
Pastor Trinity Methodist Episcopal
October 28, 1901.
THE RECEIVER DISCHARGED.
Judge Waddllfs Action In Case of the
Mutual Fidelity Company.
A special to the Richmond Dis
patch from Norfolk has the following
witn reference to -a company which
formerly operated In Wilmington 1
"Judge Waddill in the Federal
Court to-day sustained the motion of
the defence to diamiui thn
the Mutual Fidelity Company, known
as the "Get Rich-Quick." Hia decision
ww Qaaeu on we ground tnat Dotn
the plaintiffs, residing in Columbus,
Ga.. and the defendant
Delaware and Maryland corporation.
oeiog non-residents ot Virginia, the
court has no jurisdiction. Mr. John
G. Tilton. heretnfnrfl annnintnrl re,.
ceiver, was discharged and the assets
ui me company were accordingly di
vided for his fees and the costs of
Dr. Alderman in North; Carolina.
Numerous friends in Wilmington
will be interested in the announce
ment that Dr. Edwin Anderson Alder
man, president of Tulane University.
New Orleans, is visiting at the Uni
versity of North-Carolina, of which
institution he was for some time the
popular president. About 600 stu
dents gathered in Gerrard Hall at
Chapel Hill when he arrived and later
escorted him to the hall where he de
livered a very pleasing address to an
enthusiastic body of his former stu
dents. Funeral of Jno. L. Dudley,
The funeral of the late John Lon
don Dudley was held at 3:30 o'clock
yesterday afternoon from the late resi
dence, No. 105 North Fifth street, the
Rev. J. N. Cole, pastor of Grace M.
E. church, officiating. The remains
were laid to rest in Oakdale cemetery,
the following having acted as pall
bearers: Messrs. B. .0. Merritt, W.
H. Yopp, L. L.. Boon, Win. Niestlie,
B. Q. Hall and Sheriff Frank EL Sted
Series of Services at First Bap
tist Church Attracting Very
MINISTERIAL UNION FORMED.
The Meet lor at the Y: M. C. A. Yesteriiav
wiornlr-g Productive of That Result.
Number of Professions and Con
versions Last Night.'
Interest grows apace in the series of
revival services now in progress at the
First Baptist .church by Evangelist
Greenwood, directed by the pastor,
Rev. Dr. Calvin S. Blackwell. All
the meetings yesterday were more
argely attended and last night the
services began to bear fruit in a num
ber of public professions and conver
The prayer meeting down town yes
terday afternoon between the hours of
12:30 o'clock and 1 o'clock was very
hopeful and accomplished well jthe
purpose for which it was designed,
L e. catching the attention for a
a moment of those passing, "on the
wing," so to speak. It was noticeable
that an entirely new audience, though
not large, was present and a very deep
nterest manifested. :
The afternoon meeting at the church
at 3:30 o'clock was more largely at
tended than before. Mr. Greenwood
spoke with much effect upon the gen
eral subject: "The Church, the Bride
The night service was a very pro
found one. The subject of a very
powerful discourse by Mr. Green
wood was "The Vital Touch to the
Life of Christ." A large congrega
tion heard the sermon, and an "after
meeting" in the main auditorium re
sulted' in five public professions and
one restoration. For the after ser
vice nearly the whole congregation
remained, demonstrating the very
wide scope of interest.
The services to-day will be at the
usual hours, and the invitation is
urged upon all people, regardless of
denomination, to attend the meet-
At the instance of Dr. Blackwell,
several of the miniatern of the city
met in the Y. M. C. A. building yes
terday morning at 11 o'clock for the
purpose of converting the meeting
into something of a union type. It
was deemed inadvisable to make a
union meeting of the services in the
strictest interpretation of the word.
but a goodly number of pastors were
present, enjoyed a pleasant confer
ence with Mr. Greenwood and prom
ised him their personal and sincereat
co-operation in his efforts for good.
Incidentally the committee, which
was appointed upon the occasion of
the memorial service some time ago.
brought up the matter of organizing
an interdenominational Ministerial
Association', and so perfect was its
harmony with the spirit of the meet-
ng that the Union was formed at
once by the election of the Rev. Dr.
Blackwell as president and the Rev.
Dr. A. G. Voigt as secretary.
Dr. J. M. Wells. Dr. A. G. Voigt
and Rev. J. N. Cole were- appointed a
committee to draw up a constitution
and by-laws. The committee will
make a report at a meeting to be held
at 10 o'clock next Monday morning.
Those present at the meeting were
Rev. J. M. Wells, Ph. D. ; Rev. A. G.
Voigt, D. D. ; Rev. C. S. Blackwell,
D. D. : Rev. J. N. Cole and Rev. John
H. Hall. -
FUNERAL OF ROBERT H. M'KOY.
Military Honors by Naval Reserves Ser
vices From St. James' Cburcu.
Yesterday morning at 11 o'clock in
Saint James' Episcopal church the or
der for the burial of the dead was im
pressively said by the Rev. Frederick
H. T. Horsfield, the rector, over the
remains of the late Robert Hasell Mc
Koy, who died early Tuesday morn
ing at his residence in this city.
The church was well filled with
friends and relatives of the deceased
gentlemen, among those in attendance
having been the Wilmington Divis
ion, Naval Reserves, under command
of Lieut EL M. Chase. The late Mr.
McKoy was until a short time ago, a
lieutenant of the division and at Oak-
dale cemetery where the interment
took place, the company fired three
volleys and blew taps out of respect
to their deceased comrade. The
floral offerings by friends were num
erous and very beautiful. A very pret
ty one in anchor design was sent by
the Naval Reserves
The pall bearers were as follows:
Honorary. Hon. A- M. WaddelL Hon.
Jno. D. Bellamy; Col. George L.
Morton, and George Rountree, Esq.;
active, Capt H. H. Mcllhenny,
Messrs. 8. M. Empie, 8. T. Ashe, R.
F. Hammt, J. H. Boatwrjght and H.
McL. Green. ' ' -
Schooner Ran Amuck.
.Yesterday afternoon about 3:30
o'clock, as the lugNavassa was bring
ing the schooner Ida C. Schoolcraft
down the river from the Powers &
Gibbs' factory to the Cape Fear Lum
ber Company, the tug broke her
wheel rope as she let go the hauser to
go alongside, and the schooner went
crushing into a hoisting derrick be
longing to the Wilmington Compress,
upsetting the apparatus generally. It
was fortunate that serious damage did
not result to the schooner, but prompt
work on the part of the crew on both
vessels prevented a catastrophe.
Friends of Mn Zeb Vance
Corbett, of Keith, Nr C, will be glad
to know he is improving from a very
severe case of typhoid fever.
Are grand, but 8kin Eruptions rob
life of joy. . Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
cures them; also Old, Running .and
Jfever Bores. Ulcejra. Boils. Felons.
Corns, Warts, Cuts, Bruises, Burns.
Scalds. Chapped Hands. Chilblains.
Beat Pile cure on earth. Drives out
, rains and Acnes, uolv ?5ets. a box.
Cure guaranteed. Sold by R. R. Bxr
UAMLY, JJrUgglBL. f
DEATH AT ROCKY POINT.
Mr. Julian 0. Bell Died Suddenly Yester
day Afternoon Once a Resident nnd
Well Known in WllmiBf ton. '
Relatives in the city .yesterday re
ceived news by telegrapftTof the death?
of Mr. Julian D. Bell, a prominent
citizen and an . extensive strawberry
grower, of Rocky Point, N. O. Later
upon the arrival of hia brother in the
city last evening it was learned that
Mr. Bell died rather suddenly about
1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. He
had just finished dinner and gone to
the railroad station for his mail. Re
turning home, - he complained of be
ing unwell and retired to his bed. He
asked that his brother, Mr. J. Quincy
Bell, who 'lived near, be summoned
and within half an hour he was dead,
death resulting from heart failure.
Mr. Bell is very well known in
Wilmington and has a host of friends
as well as a number of relatives here
He resided in Wilmington until a few
years ago and was one of the most suc
cessful commercial travellers in the city
He married Miss Lizzie Fowler.of this
city, a sister of ex-Mayor Jno. J. Fow
ler, and she with two children, Misses
Jennie B. and Katie Estelle Bell, sur
vive him. He is also survived by three
brothers. Dr. C. D. Bell, of this city;
Mr. J. Quincy Bell, of Rocky Point,
and Mr. Frank Bell, of Lilliogtou, N.
C. All of them have the sincere sym
pathy of many friends in their be
reavement. Mr. J. Q. Bell arrived in the city
last evening and arranged for the
funeral to take place from the late
residence at two o'clock this after
noon. The interment will be in the
family burying ground near the home.
Among those who will leave this
morning to attend the funeral are
Dr. and Mrs. C. D. Bell, Mr. and Mrs.
Jno J. Fowler, Mr. R. F. Fowler and
Mr. J. Quincy Satchwell, a nephew of
the deceased. Other friends will also
NEWS OP THE SHIPPINQ.
American Schooners Northbound at South-
port for Harbor Steamship Cleared.
The tchooners Adelia Thackara,
Port Tampa for New York, Abbie C.
Stubbs, Brunswick for New York, and
Sylvia C. Hall, Savannah for New
York, arrived at Southport yesterday
morning for harbor. They encoun
tered a stiff northeaster Tuesday
night and anchored off the bar for
more favorable weather.
The British steamship Slingaby,
Capt Whalley, cleared yesterday
afternoon for Bremen, Germany, with
a cargo of 11,183 bales of cotton, con
signed by Messrs. Alexander Sprunt
& Son. She will sail this morning.
The cargo is valued at $462,000.
Judge Fuller's Successor.
A correspondent in the Raleigh Post
advocates the appointment by Presi
dent Roosevelt of J. B. Schulken, Esq.,
of Whiteville, to succeed the late
Judge Fuller on the Court of Private
Land Claims. A number of other
names are also mentioned and in this
connection it is not inapropos to say
that Senator Simmons has addressed a
letter to the President asking him that
if it is his purpose to appoint a Demo
crat to hold the same in abeyance until
the Democratic delegation from this
State can be heard. No reply has
been received by Senator Simmons
but he has sent a letter to every North
Carolina Congressman asking them to
meet in Washingion to-morrow with a
view of making a unanimous recom
mendation, Justice James E. Shep
herd is among the prominent Demo
crats mentioned for the place.
A Singular Coincidence.
Business has not been brisk in the
office of the Register of Deeds for the
past week, but yesterday afternoon a
queer coincidence took place, which
served to relieve the monotony exist
ing with the clever deputy register for
several days. Two colored men came
in almost exactly at the same hour
and asked for marriage . licenses
Strange to relate, the age of the pros
pective groom in each instance was
given at 23 years and the same rule
applied to the prospective brides, who
were each entered up at 18. Thus far
seventeen marriage licenses have been
issued this month.
Sooth Atlantic Lumber Association,
Tuesday, November 5th, instead of
Monday, November 4th, is the date for
the special meeting of the South At
lantic Lumber Association at Red
Springs, N. C, notice of which has be
fore been given in these columns, to
gether with a statement of the object
of the meeting, which is explained to
be a consideration of the alleged short
age of railroad cars in the long leaf
pine section of the territory embraced
by the organization. Indications are
that the meeting will be largely at
tended. . I
Married on Masonboro.
At the Masonboro Baptist church
Sunday night at 9 o'clock, the Rev.
Robert Hewlett officiating, Miss Car
rie Pepper was happily married to Mr.
John Melton, a merchant of Mason
boro township. The bride is a daugh
ter of Mr. Joseph Pepper and many
friends were present to witness the
Closed His Restaurant.
Mr. J. B. Worsley, who formerly
conducted a restaurant and cafe on
Princess street, yesterday closed hip
place of business and has removed to
Southport where he will engage in
the hotel business, having rented the
Brunswick House. Mr. Worsley left
yesterday for Southport and will open
his new holstery at once.
A Poiwtter mill Explosion
Removes everything in sight; so. do
drastic mineral pills, but both are
mighty dangerous. Don't dynamite
the delicate machinery of your body
with calomel, croton oil or aloes pills,
when Dr. King's New Life Pills,
which are gentle as a summer breeze,
do the work perfectly. Cures Head
ache, Constipation. Only 25 cents at
R. R. Bkllamt's Drug Store. t
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Three Deeds Were Recorded at the Court
House Yesterday Afternoon.
By deeds filed for record at the Court
House yes erday, the' following trans
fers of real estate werermade.
Robert M. Sanford and wire to E
P. H. 8tru nek, house andparcel of
land on west side of Seventh between
Wooster and Dawson streets, the same
being 83x65 feet; consideration, $350.
William A. Wright and wife to
Jno. A. Everett, Jr., and wife, lot
66x165 feet in size on south side of Prin
cess between Fourteenth and Fif
teenth streets; consideration, $200.
N. B. Rankin to John A. Everett,
Jr., and wife, parcel of real estate
66x165 feet in size on north side of
Market between Fourteenth and Fif
teenth streets: consideration, $400.
The Cotton Market.
Although there was a further de
cline yesterday of about 11 points in
the New York cotton future market,
there was no change m the local quo
tations as posted at the Produce Ex
change These are on a basis of 7
cents for middling. The receipts y es
terday were 2,411 bales against only
1,623 bales last year.
QOOD ROADS CONQRESS
Opens Friday st Winston-Salem Sonth
ern Railway's Qood Roads Train
By Teiegrapn to cna Morning star
Raleigh, N. C, Oct SO. A Wins
ton 8alem, N. C, special says:
The Southern railway's good roads
train received a royal welcome upon
its arrival here at 6:30 this morning.
The cars containing the improved
road machinery were placed on a
siding near the road to be worked.
The day was deyoted to getting every
thing in readiness for operating the
machinery, wbich will begin to mor-.
row morning The train is attracting
widespread interest and the town to
nigbt has many visitors who came to
learn how to make good roads. Re
ports coming in indicate that the State
good roads congress, which opens on
Friday morning with an address by
Gov. C. B. Aycock, will be attended
by representatives from nearly every
county in the 8tate.
SIX MEN HURT.
Aatomobile In Collision With n Locomo
tive On the Long Island Railroad.
By Teiegrapn to the Morning Star.
New York, Oct. 30. As Henri
Fournier, the French chaff eur, was
crossing the "tracks of the Long Island
railroad, near Westbury, in an auto
mobile in which five other men were
seated, the machine came into collision
with a locomotive and disastrous re
suits followed. All six men were hurt
badly and the machine was demol
ished. Henri Fournier had his foot
Mr. Fournier said to-night that the
party was on its way home to New
York when the accident occurred,
having been out all day in company
with Mr. William F. Vanderbilt, Jr.,
in his machine, looking for a good
road on which it was Fournier's inten
tion to try for the mile record to-morrow.
FAKIRS IN JAIL.
Charged With Robbing Wm. Richen, at
Winston, of $50.
Bv Teiegrapn to the Mornuw Btar
Raleigh, N. C, October SO. At
Winston-Salem the three men charged
with robbing Mr. William Richen of
$950 were tried to-day and bound
over to court. In default of $500 bond
each they are in jail.
uring the trial the men, who regis
tered from Washington, D. C, claimed
that this place was not their home.
E. T. Hammond said he was from
Columbus, O., but his wife was now
at Pittsburg, Pa., the place William
Scbade claims as his home. James
Buckley is a native of Indiana, but
has been operating his "game" busi
ness from Washington. The three
said they had been travelling for sev
eral years, conducting games at fairs.
Fayetteville Observer: It is re
ported, and currently believed, that
Alex Gilmore, the notorious outlaw,
who was recently captured in this
county and returned to the penitentia
ry to serve out a ten year term, has
again escaped from the penitentiary
and is at large. This, if true, is about
the fifth escape Gilmore has made
from North and South Carolina pris
ons. He openly boasted, before he
was taken to Raleigh the last time,
that he would not remain there long.
J idge McNeill Monday morning
rendered his decision in the habeas
corpus petition of Mrs. Ellen C. Bon
ey for the possession of her
child, Charles Vance Boney,
which she alleged had been
abducted by her husband, Mr. George
W. Boney. The judge found a num
of facts and awarded the custody and
control of the child to Mr. George W.
Boney. . He retained the proceedings
pending divorce case, so that any
necessary orders can be made in the
future, r- There was another dis
tressing homicide in Cumberland Sun
day. Tom Eson shot and killed his
brother-in-law, John Parish, at Eason's
house, about one mile from Wade.
Both were .! young men, the former
about 23 years of age, and the . latter
only 19. It appears that there has
been bad blood between Eason and
Parish for some time and when Parish
and his .brother went to Eason's house
yesterday a quarrel ensued. Eason
ran into the house and, securing a
shotgun fired through the door at
John -Parish, and the latter returned
the fire with a pistol. Neither shot
took effect, however. The Parish
boys then went to the rear of the
house and each stood at a corner of
the building. Eason, who started out
of the back door, was met by his
father, Mr. Geo. Eason, who tried to
Eersuade him not to go out, and took
old of the gun. The young man
then jerked loose the weapon and
fired it across his arm, sending the
contents into the bodjr of John Parish.
The latter walked about half way
around the house and then dropped
dead. Eason, frightened at what he
had done, made off and went to the
house of Alfred Guy, about five miles
away. Here the sheriff found and
arrested him. He md0-no attempt to
Concord Stmdard : Sandy
Hearne and his brother, Charles
Hearne, two negroes, bad a difficulty
near New London Saturday night,
when Sandy shot Charles, who lin
gered until Monday night and died.
It seems that one Jerry Cornell is im
plicated and he was arrested Monday
night in Love Town by Deputies Hoke
Peek and Caleb Robinson and was
taken to Salisbury this (Tuesday)
Twenty-three Business Houses in
0 the Heart of the Town De-
THE LOSS PLACED AT $100,000.
Ten Brick Stores, Including the Bank of
TlmmonsviUe, to the Burned District.
W. P. Dennis, of the Firm of
Smith & Dennis, Arrested.
nv Telegraph to the Morning Star. ;
Columbia, .8. C, October SO.
Twenty-three business houses, . com
posing the heart of Timmonsville, were
burned early this morning. There
was an explosion in the .store of Smith
& Dennis that aroused the town and
then the flames burst out. A keg of
powder is supposed to have exploded.
There was no apparatus for .fighting
the fire and the citizens were compelled
to witness the destruction of their
property without being able to lift a
hand to stay the flames. One block of
ten brick stores, including the Bank
of Timmonsville, is in the burned
The low is conservatively placed at
one hundred thousand dollars with less
than one-third insurance.
A sensational feature developed late
this evening when W. F. Dennis, of
the firm of Smith & Dennis, general
merchants, was arrested for arson,
Smith had left the town when citizens
called at his place. Dennia refused to
talk. The peculiar manner in which
the fire started caused suspicion to
rest on these men, and a search of
their premises revealed boxes pf goods,
shoes, etc., stacked in the houses and
barns. These goods were removed
from their store before the fire.
The sheriff has gone after 8mith
with a warrant. Both men have
borne excellent reputations.
Fire in Chicago
Chicago, Oct 30. Seventy-five
families lost their homes and $250,000
worth of property was destroyed in a
fire to-night that started in Peterson &
Company's picture frame factory at
Union street and Austin avenue.
, Fanned by a strong wind the flames
got beyond control and spread to the
small packing establishment of Fein
berg & Stopp and a long row of resi
dences adjoining. Two blocks df
dwellings on-Milwaukee avenue weoe
wiped put before the fire was subdued.
Peterson's factory with its contents
valued at $175,000, fully Insured, wan
destroyed. The bulk of the remainder
of the loss was on residences, fairly
Well covered by insurance. There
were many rumors of lives lost in the
fire, but it is believed that all people
living in the burned buildings es
caped. FRANK I. OSBORNE APPOINTED
To Succeed the Late Thos. C. Poller
Judge of the Court of Private
By Teiegrapn to the Horning Btar.
Wabhinqtow, Oct. 30. The Presi
dent to-day appointed Frank I Os
borne associate justice of the Court
of Private Land Claims, to succeed
the late Judge Thomas C. Fuller. Mr.
Osborne is like his predecessor, a
Democrat. He is a resident . of Char
lotte, N, C, and was formerly attor
ney general of North Carolina.
The President has pardoned M. M.
Calloway, convicted in North Carolina
in 1896 of unlawfully entering a dis
tillery warehouse and sentenced to pay
a fine of $500 and to be imprisoned for
a term of eighteen months. 'The
ground for the pardon are that he had
nearly completed his term of impris
onment and had been sufficiently
Qeo. Smith Expects to Clear the Island of
Samar of Insurgents by Christmas.
By Cable to the Horning Btar.
Manila, Oct. 30. Advices received
here from Catbalogan, capital of the
Island of Samar, say Gen. Smith has
raliable information regarding the
whereabouts of the insurgent leader
Lukhan, who is being hard pressed.
Small ' skirmishes take place daily.
Catbalogan was under fire yesterday.
Gen. Smith expects to clear the island
of insurgents by Christmas.
Negotiations for Ransom of Miss Ella M.
Stone, the Abducted MIsslonsry.
Bv Cable to the Morning star.
Constantinople, October SO. The
negotiations for the ransom of Miss
Ella M. Stone, the abducted American
missionary, are progressing satisfac
torily, it is understood; but beyond
this those having them in hand main
tain absolute secrecy, as they are con
vinced that publicity would be detri
mental to Miss 8 tone's interests and
The Bad Feature of it.
Von Blnmer What's the matter? You
Dimpleton I feel sad. This morning
I deceived my wife for the first time.
"Oh, is that all? Pooh! Ton'll recover.
Don't let that worry you."
"But it does, old man. She caught me
at t." Detroit Free Press.
Miss Pinkerly Don't yon think, Mr.
Tutter, that Miss Van Antler Is a beauti
Young Tutter Yes, Miss Clara; but
you were no doubt just as beautiful at
her age. Exchange.
He Knew It.
Dodds (meditatively) Do you believe a
man can really love two women at the
Nobbs (sadly) Not after one of them
finds it out.
A Family- Treasure.
,fWas it a valuable watch yon lost,
"Valuabla! All five of my children out
their teeth on it." Chicago Record.
If men could be soft h
same time hard headed,
get along much more
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Deputy Sheriff, Probably Fatally Shot
by a Drunken Negro Poslofflce
Robbed of $500 in lash.
Bv Telegraph to the Horning hur.
Raleigh, N. O., Oct. 30.-Late this
afternoon, near the show grounds at
Rutherfordton, N. &, Deputy Sheriff
Butler was probably fatally shot ii,
4he head -by Bud Logan, a drunken
negro, who, with a negro companloL
had been abusing white men and had
knocked down four of them The
negroes had out pistols and the
deputy attempted to take them
when Logan fired. The whites open
ed fire and both negroes ran under a
hower of bullets. They were soon
captured and are in jail. Should
Deputy Butler die a lynching is likely
unless the negroes are shipped from
the jail here.
At Rutherfordton this mornine
about 3 o'clock professional safe,
crackers blew open the safe in the
postoffice and secured five hundred
dollars in cash. There is no clue
though burglar's tools have beeii
found. : - ;
A BREAD RIOT IN MEXICO.
Closed by Speculators Cornering the Sop.
ply of Corn Starving People Shot
Down Twenty Wounded.
' - By Telegraph to the Morning star.
San Antonio, Texas, October 30.
News was received here to-day that ai
Puruandiro, Micheacan, - Mexico, on
October 28th, a bread riot occurred in
which twenty persons were woun3ed,
many of them fatally. The cause of tbb
riot is said to have been speculator!!
cornering the supply of corn.
A corn famine has existed in thai
section of MeiictrTor months and the
government recently removed the im
port duty on corn1 from the United
States as a measure of relief. It a
claimed that speculators cornered the
shipments to Puruandiro and raised
the price one hundred per cent.
The starving people, driven to des
peration, attacked the warehouses, the
women and children leading the as
sault. They were shot down by the
guards. Those who escaped the but
lets, appalled at what had happened,
fled. The conditions in that section of
the republic south of Mexico, are de
picted as terrible.
Puruandiro is about fifty miles from
the railroad and the last news from
there was that the situation was criti
cal and that more bloodshed was
feared. The government has started
troops to the scene. j
WOMAN UNDER ARREST, .
Charged With the Murder by Poisoning
of Poor Persons.
By Teiegrapn to the Moraine Btar. '
Bourne, Mass., Oct. 30. Miss Mary
Gibbs, for whose alleged murder Miss
Jane Toppan is under arrest, was a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T.
Davis, of this place, and a sister of
Mrs. - Harry Gordon, of Chicago.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Davis died last
July, and within the next few weeks
Mrs. Gordon, who had come from,
Chicago to see her mother in her last
hours, and Mrs. Gibbs died. Miss
Toppan, a professional nurse and a
friend oi the Davis family, attended
When the fact that the four persons
died within one month came to be
noted by the neighbors, particularly
as the official cause of the deaths was
not given out, the matter was called
o the attention of the district attorney,
who on August 30th gave orders for
the bodies to be disinterred for exami
nation. It was reported that traces of poison
ing were found in- all the bodies. Then
the State police began the investiga
tion which has Jed to the arrest of
Miss Toppan who left here at the close
of the 8ummer season.
. "THE METHODIST CHURCH.
Union of the North and Sooth Divisions
to be Considered by the Bishops.
By Telegraph to tHe Morning Star.
Cincinnati, O., Oct. 30, Sixteen
bishops of the Methodist Episcopal
Church met here to day in their bien
nial session which will continue for a
The union of the Methodists, North
and South, will be 'considered. The
preliminary steps looking toward this
end have been taken in Oklahoma
Territory, where the North and South
Methodists have united in building a
Methodist college. This step was
taken by Bishop Hamilton and will
come up before the board of bishops
No Rlsbt to UgHne.
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