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Wat Witzkfy Jto.
Decbjibb 27, 1901
'PK0TECTI0HI8M GONE MAD."
When the Philippine tariff bill
was under disou8sion in the House
of Representatives, we called attention-to
and commented upon Borne
of the duties imposed uponsome of
the principal products of the islands
for which there is a demand in this
country. Those duties are practi
cally" prohibitory and will make
commerce between those islands and
this country impossible, while the
f ramers of th,at tariff pretend a de
sire to promote trade with them
strange way to encourage trade when
article! shipped from this country
are subjected to fifty per cent,
less duty than Philippine products
shipped to this country are, that is
if similar articles are produced in
this country. Those things which
-i nvnnt- an'A
are uut gtunu iu uuio wuuuji uu,
therefore, do not compete with our
products are admitted on a low duty
or free. But such articles are mostly
of a perishable nature which, would
not stand transportation across the
As a tariff intended to regulate
trade or to raise revenue, this Phil
ippine tariff would be a farce, if it
wasn't something worse. The Hon;
partisan press of the country is al
most solid against it, and denounce
i. " ,3 ma Anlv not
unjust to the people of the Philipp
ines, but as an inexcusable discrimi
nation between them and our other
late acquisitions. The New York
rloTr lofferu from r-itizpris comment
lug upon ims iarui, pu.iipeu uuu
last Saturday on which it editorially
comments as follows:
"The letters received by the Herald
about the proposed reimposition of the
full Dingley duties upon importations
from the Philippines reflect keen and
widespread feelmg of opposition
"A correspondent whose views are
presented in another column this
morning contends that as the Supreme
Court has decided that the Philippine
Archipelago is not a foreign country,
and since it belongs to the United
States, its products should be admitted
free, like those of Hawaii and Puerto
"What chance is tnere that the ar
rogant high protectionist majority in
" Congress will heed the appeal for a
redaction of the duty on Cuban sugar
and tobacco wben it arbitrarily lm
poses a practically prohibitive duty
-upon similar proaucis irom tne rnuip
pines? Governor Wood urged that
: the Cubans be permitted to freely ex
change their sugar and tobacco for the
necessaries of life which we produce
urged it not only on grounds of hu
manity, but as necessary to the preser
vjUion of peace in the island; and
President Roosevelt indorsed this with
the statement that 'we are bound- by
every consideration of honor and ex
pediency to do this. -
"Yet in the closing argument which
preceded the passage of the Philippine
Tariff bill in the House on Wednesday
evening Mr. Dalzell. of Pennsylvania.
who is a member of the Committee on
Rules, declared that so long as his party
remained in power there would not be.
either by revision or by reciprocity.any
modification of the Dingley tariff
that would work injury to any one
American industry. The applause
with which this suggestive statement
was greeted by the Republicans indi
- cates that the majority is opposed to
any relaxation of the 'protection' en
joynedby favored interests through
the measures proposed by Represen
tative Babcock or through reciprocity
treaties so strongly J advocated by
President McKinley, and that, in face
of Impending starvation and insur
rection in Cuba, there will be no con
cession which could offend - the do
mestic sugar and tobacco interests.
"The treatment of the Philipines is
- peculiarly harsh and mischievous.
Only six weeks ago the tariff framed
by Governor Taft and his associates
oa tbe commission went into effect
It provides not only for import duties
in tbe archipelago, hut also
for export duties on hemp, to
bacco and sugar. Having im
posed these , taxes, the commission
in the annual report, just published
m wasmngion, 'earnestly recom
mends' that tbe Dingley duty on these
products arriving from the Philippines
be cut down one-half, urging that this
would increase trade with the (Juited
States and 'strengthen the bonds be
tween the Filipino and American peo
ples." During the last fiscal year we
got but one-tenth of the trade with the
islands, our total both ways falling
uurt oi d,duu,uuu.
"For what are we every year spend
ing eighty or ninetv millions and sac.
rificing thousands of human lives in
the archipelago if we are-to prohibit
trade with it? And is it not virtually
prohibiting trade to impose an export
tax on sugar, tobacco or hemp at Ma
nila and then at New York demand
mat it snail pay full Dingley duties,
as if they originated in-some foreign
country in which we have no interest?
"ine argument that this is neces
sary to procure revenue with which to
cerry out public works in the Philip
pines is naicuious. wnere is there
venae to come from if the commerce
from which it might be derived is thus
suppressed? The correspondent wh rise
letter we print this morning makes
the startling statement that consumers
of cordage and the farmers who use
binding twine in the United States are
Pjing 12 millions a year over the
normal prices because of the higher
prices of hemp. It is impossible to
Convince the AmNMn nannl- Vio V.
inhuman and disastrous policy of the
majority in Congress is inspired by
any loftier motives than to serve cer
tain powerful protected interest. It is
f rotectionism gone mad with the pride
bat goeth before destruction and the
naugnty spirit that precedes a fall.'
If there is anything to which the
Republican party is thoroughly com
mitted and to which it will stick
, tenaciously it is protection, not aim'
ply protection against "the pauper
labor" of foreign countries, of which
we heard so much in 1890, when the
McKinley tariff bill was under dis
cussion, but protection high enough
to prevent the competition of any
loreign products which might com
pete in the home market with the
products of this country. And ve
they have the cheek to talk about
reciprocity, "the handmaiden o:
The writer of the communication
on which the .fleraZi, comments calls
attention to the recommendation of
Mr. Roosevtlt in behalf - of Cuba,
hntu will le remembered in this
noncection that the late President
McKinley as urgently appealed to
Congress in behalf of rorto twco
and pointed out our "plain duty" to
those people, and men congress
threw those,5!plain duty" recommen
dations into the waste basket and
AviAd dntiea uDon Porto Bican pro
ducts coming to thii country, al
though at that time the trade or
the island was paralyzed, as a result
of the war, and the change of sov
ereignty. McKinley's plea for Porto
Rico had no more effect on them
when it came into contact with the.
protected interests than the whistling
of the wind would have had, and
neither will President Roosevelt's
plea for Cuba have, for the sugar
and tobacco men have entered theirf
protest, as they have against sugar,'
tobaceo, hemp, &c., from the Phil
ippines. What mockery to talk about en
couraging the development of those
islands when they deliberately ana
in the face of most earnest protests
and arguments , against the injus
tice of it pass tariff laws to make
development impossible. What
man with sense enough to keep out
of the fire would invest money in
industrial enterprises there when
a tariff wall is raised against the pro
ducts of those islands wmch would
effectually keep them out of our
markets? Americans will not go
there with their money and energy
to ha discriminated against as if
they were foreigners imng in a zor
eign country, but still under the
These tariff tinkers act on the
principle that the Philippines are
something to be squeezed like an or
ange, get all that is. to be gotten out
of them regardless of our "high
aims," ' our elevating endeavors, all
of which are to' culminate in that
beautiful fruition commonally called
"benevolent assimilation, which
has had some pretty rough knocks
since Mr. McKmleyinvented.it.
"High aims," elevating endeavor
and benevolent assimilation don'
count for much when they run up
against the political interests which
chip in to Republican campaign
NO PEACE Iff SIGHT.
The extraordinary activity and
boldness shown by the .Boers of
late, the numerous fights with the
British, the aggressiveness they
show and the obstinacy with which
they contest every foot of ground
have convinced the British people
and the Government that the pros
pect for peace in -South Africa is
remote, and this is not a nice thing
for the British people to contem
plate about Christmas time,. when
the average Englishman wants to
The Government has been trying
to delude them with reports tha
the Boers could not possibly hold
out much longer, and that it was
only a question of a little time when
they would accept the terms tha
might be offered and lay down their
arms, bjat that day seems as far off
now as it did twelve months ago,
when the' end of the war was
thought or represented to be in
sight. Now fifteen thousand more
troops are to be sent asxTapidly as
possible, which is probably more
men than the Boers have under
Tbe remarkable thing about this
fighting and holding out by the
Boers against such superior numbers
is where they get the arms and war
supplies, as they have no ships
to run blockades and no factories
to manufacture them, and yet it is
said they are well supplied with them
Some of them can be accounted for
by the captures they make from the
British, but those would not be suffi
cient for them to wage the harassing
war they are waging. Another re
markable think about it is how when
their commanders are killed, wound
ed or captured, others apparently
equally as able, bold and resourceful
are found to take their places, al
though they are an agricultural and
pastoral people, who made no study
of war and knew nothing about it be
fore they were forced into it. But
they have displayed, wonderful man
agement, and have taught the British
commanders a good many things in
the art of war that we didn't know
and their commanders will probably
have to learn a great deal more be
fore they complete the task assigned
A Chattanooga man claims, after
working sixteen years on it, tq'have
invented an apparatus which wil
locate ships at sea, at a distance o
sixty miles apart, and by which
they can speak with each other as
people on land speak over a tele
There is a Kansas man who labors
under the hallucination that he
the husband of Miss Helen Gould
But as Helen doesn't share in tha
hallucination it doesn't help thi
Kansas man's bank account much
Catarrh Cannot be Oured
with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they cannot
reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh fa a blood
or constitutional disease, and in order to cure it
you maw rase uiiwiuu remedies. Hail's Ca
tarrh Core Is taken Internally, and acts di
rectly on the blood and mucous surfaces. Hall's
Catarrh Core Is not a quack medicine. It was
prescnoea oj ona or tne Dees pnymcians in this
country for years, and Is a regular prescription.
It is composed of the best tonics known, com
bined with the best blood nnrlflera. actio? di
rectly on the mucous surfaces. The perfect
uuwuiuBuun oi tue two mgreaienis is wnat pro-
uuraB Buoa woouenm reBuus in caring; uaiarrn.
miu iw mbwuuiuiui tree.
F.J. CHENEY CO., Props., Toledo, O
bom by imurgwta, price 750.
HaU's Family Pills are tbe best.
Life Saved by
NATIONAL LODGE, Amalgamated
of Iron, Steel and Tin workers ot tne
GENERAL OFFICE, Blssell Block. -407
PITTSBURG, Paw, October 16, 1901.
t ioaa t ..a .nmnoiiui n ahanrinn
prostration consequent upon exposure, hard study and overwork.
A number of physicians declared I would never recover, but I tried Paine a
celery compound and in less than a year increased in weight from 141 1-Z to
215 pounds. ... , ., ,'::.
During tne recent strike or tne steei woraera, anauic m jw j vf-"
and fearing : recurrence of my former trouble, I returned to my former
friend, Paine's celery compound, and already am feeling more vigorous and
able to meet and discbarge the duties of my office. n
xoursiruiy, i. ii. dqi iwwom.
: Much so called overwork of business men ia the overwork of worry, care,
anxiety, haste. These make the severest drafts on the vitality. Those wbo
suffer from nervous debility, mental depression, sleeplessness, or dyspepsia,
find Paine a celery compouna a powerim resiurauye rejuwws u
and kidneys, cleanses the blood, and feeds the nerves and nerve centers all
over the body. Recovery from diseases of the liver, kidneys and stomach by
tbe aid of Paine's celery compound is lasting. It is the greatest of all modern
restorative agents. - , -
Paine's celery compouna is prescrioea oy pajsicians wno umer iu muj
other thiDgs bnt agree in estimating highly the greatest of remedies for caring
diseases of the kidneys, rheumatism, gout, dyspepsia, Bright's disease and
stomach disorders due to a deranged nervous system. .
COMING THIS WAY.
North Carolinians are not of an
excitable temperament and main
tain their mental equilibrium when
other people would run wild. If the
gold discoveries that are made in
this State from time to tim'e were
made in Borne Northern State there
would be. thousands of people out
with pick and shovel and washers,
and yet these discoveries cause
scarcely a ripple of excitement even
in the neighborhood where they are
made. The same is true of other
precious minerals and .stones, of
which some very valuable finds have
, The oil fever has spread from
Texas to Louisiana, -Alabama.
Mississippi, Georgia and other
States, but it is only recently that
our people have begun to show any
interest in prospecting for oil, and
that is very little. It is reported
that companies have been organized
to bore in Graven county, and also
in Buncombe, in opposite extremes
of the StateT Referring to this the
Winston Journal says:
"Geologists and oil ologistshave al
ways contended that was every rea
son for suspecting the presence of oil
and gas on the east slope of the Appa
lachian mountains as on the west.
The geological formation is practical
ly the same and outside of an actual
test by deep drilling there is no way
to determine the question.
"There is at Walnut dove the same
coal formation that exists throughout
the West Virginia oil and gas fields
and there isn't a practical oil man in
this country that wouldn't argue that
the territory north and east of Wins
ton was 'greasy.' "
North Carolina was probably the
first State in the Sonth in which an
effort was made to "strike oil" just
after the war. In 1866 a company
was organized in Greensboro which
employed some expert well borers
from the oil field in Pennsylvania,
and they began operations near Mad
ison, in Rockingham county, but
they had the misfortune to select a
spot underiayed by an almost impen
etrable sand stone which none of
the steel drills of that day were a
match for. The boring stopped
there in that rock, and the company
concluded it was too big a job. But
the "indications" were considered
good. Fortunately for experimen
ters the whole State is not under
laid with that kind of rock, and
Borne persevering borer may yet go
deep enough and strike the oil-bearing
' ENTERTAINMENT AT ASHT0N.
Excellent Programme Observed by Pupils
of Miss Williams' Excellent School.
Special Star Correspondence.'
BuBOA'W, N. 0., Dec 23. At Ash
ton, near this place, on Friday even
ing a most en joyable entertainment
was given at Maple Hill school, under
the direction of Miss Bennie Williams,
who has been the teacher of this school
for several years.
A splendid programme was carried
out with great credit to both Miss
Williams and the children. It opened
with the singing of "Old North
State:" followed by the recitation,
"Little Dots," by Miss Rosa, Hocutt:
dialogues, "A Birthday Party ;'f
"Three Smart Girls;" "Coming to
an Understanding," and exercises
by the little children, "Way Down
Upon the Sewanee Bibber." Next
came the dialogues, "Making Jolly
for the Minister," 'Advertising For
a Servant," and Taking the Census."
"The Raven" was beautifully recited
by Miss Annice Butts, and "When the
Mists Have Rolled Away" was sung as
a closing number.
- Each point was carried out with
perfection, and all were greatly ap
plauded and complimented for their
work, which showed they had been
skillfully trained by their teacher.
Armeria In Port.
The lighthouse tender Armeria, of
this lighthouse district, was in port
yesterday. The Armeria is here on her
quarterly visit. She takes supplies to
lighthouses, lightships, etc., all along
the coast ,
bit mofeasion. because ' of nervous
FARMERS STILL IN HOPE.
Recent Cold Soap May Not Have Dose So
- Much Damage io Qeorgia and Florida.
Savannah Morning News A
Farmers about the city have not yet
been able to determine definitely tbe
extent of the damage done their crops
by tbe 'cold snap. Some damage of
course has been done, but tbe growers
still hope it will be comparatively
smalL A day or two of warmer
weather will be needed to reveal the
extent of the loss.
Cabbage- is the principal crop now
in the fields, though there are small
crops also of beets, carrots, turnips
and the like, intended for sale in the
local market Tbe crops for the most
part are hardy ones, and there is some
hope that the loss to the growers will
not be large. It is feared, however,
that they will suffer heavily.
The reports received by the South
ern Express Company and the rail
roads from Georgia and Florida indi
cate that the vegetables were frozen
and that they will not recover from
the cold. The spell of low tempera
ture continued too long to admit of
the vegetation recovering. .
At Tampa the temperature fell as
low as 24 degrees. Such cold as that,
if it lasts long, is too much for vege
tables. Oranges, too, could' not with
stand it, and the fruit was frozen on
the trees. The trees themselves, offi
cials said, were not killed.
POPULAR YOUNG 0RQANIST.
Miss Ola Mitchell to be Presented With a
Hsndsome Qold Watch To-day.
Miss Ola Mitchell, the popular and
highly esteemed young organist of the
Brooklyn Baptist Church, has a most
pleasant surprise in store. Early this
morning at the residence of Rev. J. J.
Payseur, her brother-in-law, she will
be presented with a gift from the mem
bers of the church, a handsomely en
graved gold Elgin watch and brooch
to match, in token of their love and
fond appreciation of her faithful ser
vices as organist
Mrs. W. B. Duke conceived the idea
and it was through her efforts that the
money for the gift was collected: Mrs.
Duke will make the presentation this
morning on behalf of tbe congrega
tion. Miss Mitchell is a music pupil of
Miss Cannie Chasten, and graduated
from the Tileston High 8chool in the
class of 1901. The gift is a merited
recognition of, her faithful services to
VERY SMALL BLAZE.
Lamp Upset In Residence On Grace Street
A Good Joke On tbe Chief
The fire department was called out
at 8 o'clock last night by an alarm
from box 25. The cause was the up
setting of a lamp in the residence at
No. 213 Grace street, occupied by W.
D. Hall and owned by Mrs. H. L.
Sloan. Damage to furniture, $15; to
the building, $10.
Chief Schnibben comes in as the
subject of a good joke. Yesterday
afternoon, between 4, and 5 o'clock,
he turned in an alarm from box
1:24, at the Cape Fear Lumber Com
pany, it being the custom to turn in
one round each afternoon as a test
Bnt on this particular occasion tbe
Chief did not succeed in getting the
"shut off" plug in and a regular
alarm was sounded. After a -long
run to the box tbe several companies
were informed by Chief -Schnibben
that it was an accident and they could
Mgbt Was Her Terror.
"I would cough nearly all night
long," writes Mrs. Cbas, Applegate, of
Alexandia, Ind.. "and could hardly
get any sleep. I had consumption so
bad that if I walked a block I would
cough frightfully and spit blood, but
wben all other medicine failed, three
$1.00 bottles of Dr. King's New Dis
covery wholly cured me and I gained
58 pounds.'.' It's absolutely guaran
teed to cure Coughs, Colds, LaQrippe,
Bronchitis and all Throat and Lung
Troubles. Price 50o and $1.00. Trial
bottles free at R. R Bellamy's drug
store. - f
The Kind You Have Always Bought
SHOT IN SELF DEFENCE
I Walter Silva and Bud Green
Were Severely Wounded
Last Night. ;
BROKE INT0CH APMAN'S STORE
The Two Men, Crazed With Drink, Tried
to Pwt tbe Place On the Bum
and the Proprietor Fired
::- j Into Them.
Wahrr ilvsa vyoaog white man
who ha pueared so conspicuously in
the City andpriminal Courts for the
past year or two, was shot about 6:80
o'clock yesterday evening by James
Chapman atthelalter'sstoreat 8econd
and Brunswick streets, and he is now
at the City Hospital in a serious con
dition. J ; .
Silva and an infamous negro named
"Bud" Green went to Chapman's
grocery and saloon and began raising
a disturbance. Both were under the
influence of whiskey. Chapman found
it necessary to put them out of the
Store twice on account of their dis
order, and the third time he put them
out he locked the door. The men be
came desperate at this juncture and
attempted to break in at the door and
window. Chapman warned them and
told them if they broke in and attempt
ed to do him any harm he
would resort to his - pistol. ' The
door was then smashed in and as the
two men made for him.Cbapman fired
at them. Silva fell with a 38-calibre
bullet in his head, and tbe negro after
giving a yell which signified that he
was shot, jumped out of the store.
The police were notified immediately
and Chapman was taken to the City
Hall and Silva, wbo was unconscious,
was carried to the hospital . Chapman
was recognized for his appearance, as
he acted wholly in self-defence.
A telephone message from tbe hos
pital at midnight informed us that
Suva was resting more easily, me dui
let did not break the skull, and unless
there was ' concussion, he would
probably recover. However, his true
condition cannot be ascertaind before
Silva was sent to the county roads
at the last term of the Su prior Court
for thiriy days, he having been found
guilty of assault with a deadly weapon.
His time expired to-day and he came
to the city from Castle Haynesand be
gan drinking with the negro "Bud'
Green, who is serving out a sentence
on the roads.
Tbe negro came in cart and bad a
box of Christmas goods for Mr. Shear-
in, who is in charge of the stockade.
He has disappeared, but the mule and
cart were found at Eleventh and Cas
tle streets. On the bundles was found
a few traces of blood, which would in
dicate that the negro were wounded
and probably fell from the cart.
Chief Furlong had his men on a close
lookout fpr the desperado last night
but up to an early hour this morning
he bad not been found.
Both 8ilva and Green are men of
very bad reputations and Chapman is
not blamed for using the defense
which he did.
Mr. Sam J. Springer.
Mr. Samuel J. Springer, son of Mr.
J. A. Springer, has been admitted to
membership in the firm of Messrs. J.
A. Springer & Co., wholesale and re
tail coal dealers, on North Water street
For some time past Mr. Springer has
been bookkeeper for the firm and the
announcement that he has been admit
ted into the firm is an acknowledge
ment of his business ability and it will
be gratifying news to his many
Stevedoring Without License.
Capt H. L. Philpot, of the schooner
W. P. Hood, andTJohn Hurst color
ed, were bound over to court by Jus
tice Fowler yesterday on tbe charge
of stevedoring without license. The
former gave a $50 bond, with Mr. W.
N. Harrisa as security, and the latter
was recognized. The -warrant was
sworn out by Mr. Hans A.'Kure.
A Monster Tramp.
The British steamship Qymeric
2,598 tons, Captain Thomson, arrived
yesterday from Baltimore and was
docked at the Champion Compress.
She is a monster tramp steamer and
is the largest vessel that has visited
this port this season. She came light
Even n nt Have Their Caes.
Life's monotonies are a blessing, and
not, in disguise, for they contribute di
rectly to longevity, health and happi
ness. Tbe long lived man is not the
adventurer, the explorer, the plunger,
the man who has worries, but he who
takes tbe world as he finds It and slips
along through life with as little friction
as possible, forms easy going habits,
sticks to them and cares not one straw
for the opinions of men who say that
he is In a rut. He Is bealthy because
he has peace of mind and regularity of
life: he is happy because he is healthy
and in a good, smooth, comfortable rut,
which he prefers to the macadam on
the sides of the road. Goldsmith's pas
tor, who had spiritual charge of the de
serted village, who ne'er had changed,
nor wished to change his place, is an
exoellent example of the man who
makes the most possible out of the mo
notonies of life, St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Peasant Cos tain pa la Irclaad.
. A certain number of peasants in the
wilder and remoter districts of Ireland
still wear something like a national
costume. About Lough Mask plenty of
the lasses are to be seen in picturesque
red petticoats that artist? loved to
bring into their sketches of Irish life.
A sprinkling of the old high bats may
be seen. The older fishermen wear
them, but the younger school shun such
antiquated headgear, as the English
peasaut of today does the smock frock.
Hatchxcbubbeb, ala June 80, 1875.
Dr. O. J. Momn Dear Blr: I can assure
you that your TKETBINA. (Teething Powders)
Is indispensable to as, and In no single instance
bas it ever proved a failure. We have tried
soothing medicines, and everything known to
us and "xld women," and your Teethlntr Pow
ders are pre-eminently aBucoees and blessing
to mothers and children. Yours truly, etc,
j. m. DsLacnr.
Its quality influences
the selling price. J
growing insured only
when enough actual
is in the fertilizer.
Neither quantity nor
good quality . possible
Write far our frtt bookl
GERMAN KALI WORKS.?
93.noi5sa sc. new a vk -'j
Two Popular Youof Couples Plighted
-Their Troths at the Hymeneal Altar.
A pretty home wedding was cele
brant! at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon
at tbe residence of Mrs. Ida Ward.
The contracting parties were Miss
Liliie Ward and Mr. William Pleasant
McGlaughon, two ' popular young
people of this city.
The bride was becomingly aitirea in
white organdie, daintily trimmed with
ribbon and chiffon.
Miss Daisy King and Mr. Hersey
McGUughoo,- brother of the groom,
The house, which was elaborately
decorated for the occasion, presented
an unusually festive appearance.
Rev. J. N. Cole, pastor of Grace M.
E.jChurch, performed the ceremony
in the presence of a large company of
warm friends, after which a very de
lightful repast- was served. Many
beautiful and useful presents attested
tbe popularity of the happy youog
Tbpy left on the seven o'clock train
for Norfolk to spend their honeymoon
They will be at home after January
1st at 813 North Fourth street
At one o'clock at the same home,
Mr. Ed. Franck, of Richlands, was
married to Miss Hattie Wilkins, who
has been boarding with Mrs. Ward for
a long time... They were served with
a sumptuous dinner, and left on the
2:25 train for the groom's home in
At 8 o'clock to-morrow morning
Miss Daisy Mclntyre and Mr. Joseph
Loftin will be united in marriage by
Rev. Calvin S. Black well. D. D. Tbey
will leave at 9:30 on the W. & W.
train on a bridal tour.
Mercury's year is ouly 88 days, that
of Venus 223 days and of Mars 687
Cumulus, or thunder clouds, rarely
rise over two miles. Seven miles is
the outside height for any cloud.
The edge of the moon ia so broken
by peaks, ridges and vallevs that the
length of totality during a solar eclipse
is affected, by tlrem."
The Bun's lieat tal&e rrom llie eartn
9Tnnnnnn Ln. ; m-
do the same work artiticially a cube of
coal 200 miles deep, wide and high
would nave to be burned every second
The archaic, wasteful "beehive" oven
process of making charcoal has been
superseded in many parts of Germanr
by modern methods which save all the
ammonia, gas. tar and other products
or tne wood.
A human body contains some of the
small things of nature. The blood, for
example, is a colorless liouid iu which
little red globules are floating. Every
arop or It contains about a million of
the globules, and they are susceDtlble
or division into smaller globules still.
Ma k. tne tbe Blind See.
Success in desjKrate cases bv con
servative treatment is the lesson often
repeated and yet never quite sufficient
ly learned by any physician or surgeon,
The Infinite Ingenuity behind the heal
ing processes, the never renounced
struggle toward normality, Is an ever
renewed source of wonder. All that is
needed to elicit It is confidence In It,
delay in doing anything radical, watch
fulness to follow up the hints to action
as they begin to show themselves.
We know of a living and bappy pa
tient who ten years ago had albuminu
ric retinitis from long existing Bright's
disease despite what all the textbooks
say as to "two years" in such cases,
"Don't do the irrevocable thing until
forced to do it" is the warning that
has saved many organs and lives.
Above all, never proceed with surgery
("the despair of medicine") until physi
ologic and medical methods have been
The Wiener Klinischer Wochenschrlft
tells of the success of Herr Heller, di
rector of an asylum for the blind. In
educating the remnant of visual power
retained by a "blind" child. There was
only perception of light Iu a uarrowed
field left, but this by education waa
made to yield such indications to the
eager, mind that after 14 months of en
deavor the boy has very useful vision,
can distinguish colors and forms and
even can read.
There are possibly thousands ofblind
people who have renounced vision in
stead of cultivating it to a degree that
would render the blind types useless.
Live Stock Exhibit to Open in January.
Largest Ever Held ia the South
By Telegraph to tne Horning Bt&r
Charleston, S. C , Dec 24 The
exhibit of live stock at the exposi
tion will be the largest ever held in
the Hflllth It will niun nn .Tan nam
6th and will continue until January
80th. Already 1.000 entries have
been made, and in the Mmmtitlnn
manv of the moat famnn hanla in
the United States will be represented.
xne entries so tar made come from
seventeen States. Money premiums
amounting to 15.000. whfoh ia nn
on deposit at the Bank of Charleston.
win oe paia to tne successful contes
tants. Geowa F. Wmtnn: nf 7an.
bilt'a Biltmora stock farm ia in ihin
oi tne uve stock Department.
"ay He Was Tortured.
"I suffered such naina fmm mmm T
could hardly walk," writes H. Robin-
TTII1.1 V . .m -Z
on, xuiisooroufrn, ins., "but Buck-
1 - -. -a m . m. -
ien a arnica aive completely cured
them." Acta like ' maris nn mraina
bruises! cuts, sores, scalds, burns.
boils, ul8ers. Perfect healer of skin
diseases and piles.: Cure guaranteed
by R. B. Bellamy. 25o. t
BURNED TO DEATD.
Child of a Colored Carpenter
Horribly. Roasted in Fire f
Sunday Night. :
ITS PARENTS AT CHURCH.
Third Casualty of Its Kind la Wilmlaftoa
Wltnla a Week Coroner's lovestlxa. .
tloa Poaad Unnecessary and
- Remains Ordered Barted -
A two-year old child of Wm. Jor
dan, s well known colored carpenter.
was horribly burned to death Sunday
night about 10:30 o'clock, .while the
parents were at church. '
Jordan lives at No. 180 South Twelfth j
street, and Sunda night he and his:
wife went away, leavin tne
young child and two others, aged ten
and twelve yearn respectively, to keep
the house. The older children were
instructed to remain awake with' the
two-year old, but they soon became
tired and went to bed in another
room of the house, . hanging their
clothes on chairs near the fire-place.
The younger child was left in his crib,
alao near the fire, and the natural pre
sumption, from the arrangement of
things after the blaze, is that , the
clothes on the chairs took fire and
communicated it to the crib and then
to the' walls ad joining.
The child was. burned badly on the
right side of the face and on the atom
ach. Colored people living near dis
covered the fire and attempted to en
ter the house, but the smoke was too
suffocating and an alarm was aent in
to the department at 10 :34 o'clock
from box 53, Twelfth and Market
streets. It is possible that the child
may have been suffocit-d before it
was so badly burned. . The children
sleeping in tbe adjoining room were
Dr. C. D. Bell, the coroner, was
summoned to make an investigation
into the circumstances of the death
of the child, but an inquest was'
thought unnecessary and tbe remains
were turned over-to the parents for
It is a strange coincidence that
within the past week three children
have been burned to death, much
under the"aame circumstances, and all
of them about tbe same age.
The house at which the fire occurred
Sunday night was owned and occu
pied by Jordan, and the property loss
was about $35. It was fully covered
by insurance, with CoL Walker Tay
lor $250 on the building and $50 on
ROOSEVELT AND HIS CABINET
Opinion Expressed That Gov. Shaw Will
Accept the Treasary Portfolio Will
Secretary Wilson Remain ?
By Telegrapu to the Mernins Btar
Washington, Dec. 34. The cabi
net was in session a little over an
hour to day. Practically no business
was transacted, the time being , occu
pied in felicitations of the season. The
President did not mention the fact
that he had tendered the treasury port
folio to Governor Shaw at the meeting,
but privately talked with Secretary
Wilson about the matter, the latter
expressing the opinion that Governor
Shaw would accept. If Governor
8haw accepts, Secretary Gage will
suit the incoming secretary's conven
ience about relinquishing his portfolio
to bim. Whenever Governor Shaw
is ready to assume the duties of the
position Secretary Gage will turn over
the administration of the treasury to
him. Secretary Gage has not yet an
nounced what his plans for the future
are. If Governor Shaw goes into the
cabinet the question has been raised
as to whether Secretary Wilson, who
also comes from Iowa, will remain.
On this point a cabinet officer is quo
ted as saying that the President is par
ticularly desirous that Secretary Wil
son shall continue in the cabinet. His
work in the Department of Agricult
ure is highly appreciated by the farm
ers of the country and tbe President
does not desire to lose bim.
RESULT OP MENTAL STRAIN.
Lawyer Became Deranged and Shot aad
Seriously Wounded a Client.
By Telegraph to tbe Morning star.
Birmingham, Ala., December 24.
W. M. Little, a lawyer, former consul
to Honduras under Cleveland, shot
and seriously wounded William L.
Dodd, president of the Southern Mu
tual Aid Association, to-day. Little
had been representing Mr. Dodd, who
is on trial on the charge of using the
mails for fraudulent purposes in con
nection with the Birmingham De
benture Redemption Company. Little
became deranged as the result of men
tal strain in conducting the case, and
he entered Dodd's room declaring that
he (Little) was going to die. A pistol
lay on a table and Little seized it and
emptied every chamber at Dodd and
his brother, James L. Dodd. Only one
bullet took effect. Dodd will recover.
Little comes of a prominent North
Henderson Gold Leaf: What
appears to have been a deliberate case
of murder was committed at the Stew
art Contracting Company's granite
quarry near Greystone Monday night
A uegro woman named Louisa Dur
ham was shot and killed by Anthony
Williams, also colored. It appears
that the woman was sitting in her
door "mouthing" about some body
having taken her child, when Will
iams called out, "Youd n b h,
if you don't shut up I'll kill you," at
the same time firing off his pistol The
bal; took effect in the woman's body,
killing her. The man waa arrested and
a nreHminarw trial viu KaM Kufn.n
Justice of the Peace T. L. Jones, who
oounu wuuams over to the next court
The Beat Prescription ror Malaria
Chills and Fevers is a bottle of Grove's
Tasteless Chill Tonic It ia aimnlw
and quinine inot tasteless form. No
cure, no pay, irice. 50c. satutb
DO YOU SHOOT?
If you do you should send your name and address on a postal card for a
(GU N CATALOG U .
I It illustrates and describes all the ifrrin
f Ammunition, and contains much valuable'
Winchester Repeating Arms Co.
have bo effect oa
with Eureka Har
ness Oil. It re-
er toft and
do not break.
face to chafe
and cat. The
as iongby the
use of Eureka
AGAINST THfc RAILROADS.
Interstate Commerce Decision in Case of
v Wholesale Lumber Dealers Versns
the N. & W. and Other Roads.
By Telegraph to the Horning; star.
.-Washington, Dec. 25. Tne Inter
State Commerce Commission to-daj,
In an nnlninn hv ntiairmnn
- . r - "-""KM.
rendered its decision in the case of tb
National Wholesale Lumber Dealers'
Association versus the Norfolk and
Western Railroad Company and
others. Tbe following important facts
appear in. the decision:
Lumber in carloads is shipped from
pointslin West Virginia and South
western Virginia to New York City
over the Norfolk and Western railway
to Hagerstown, and thence via the
PAnttavlvnnia railroad tn deaHnaHn..
and over the Norfolk and Western to
Shenandoah Junction and thence via
the Baltimore and Ohio railroad undrr
rates made by adding these of the N.
& W. to Hagerstown and Shenandoah
Junction a specific or arbitrary rate or
thirteen cents per 100 pounds charged
by the Pennsylvania and Baltimore &
. . J ; 1 . 1 m m, .
juik9 rcafoi;, vvtjr sucroiruiu. All is
specific rate was advanced from 12
to 13 cents in 1893 and the
N. & W. charges were generally in
creased in 1899 and 1900 about,
cents per 100 pounds. Much lewfr
rates on competing lumber have been
and are maintained from neighboring
points in the same shipping section to
New York by the Baltimore and Ohio
and by the Chesapeake and. Ohio rail
way, connecting with the Baltimore
and Ohio at Staunton and the Pennsy 1
sylvania railroad at Washington. The
Norfolk and -Western line is consider
ably longer than the Chesapeake atid
Ohio line but present rates by the Nor
folk and Western yield higher rates
Sir ton per mile than those of th
hesapeake and Ohio line. The rales
fromN. &.W. points to Philadelphia,
Pa., are six cents lower than those for
the ninety miles greater distance to
New York, while on the C. & O. th
difference in favor of Philadelphia,
against New York is only two cents.
Upon all the facts and circumstances
the commission' holds that the through
rates complained of are unreasonable
and unlawful, and that there should
be an aggregate reduction in the
through rates of . 2)4 cents per 100
He Refused to Resign His Position in tbe
Brooklyn Navy Yard.
By Telegraph to the Horning star.
Washington, D. C, Dec 24.
Secretary Long has discharged Edgar
Stanton Maclay from his position as
a skilled laborer In the Brooklyn navy
yard, Mr. Maclay having refused to
resign when requested to do so.
Mr. Maclay is the author of a naval
history, and its last volume sharply
criticised Admiral Fchley and de
nounced him as a caitiff, poltroon and
Secretary Long's action was taken
by direction of tbe President and fol
lowed a conference between the Presi
dent and the secretary who took to the
White House with him a letter from
Maclay in response to the request for
his resignation sent by the secretary
last Saturday. In this letter Maclay
submitted that he could not be remov
ed or be compelled to resign without
definite charges being made against
him and without having an opportu -nity
to answer those charges. Al
though the civil service rules give em
ployes of the public service the oppor
tunity of answering charges that may
be preferred against them, the Presi
dent exercised his prerogatives in the
present instance and directed Maclay 'B
removal, it being held that the lauer
was aware un-officially if not official
ly of the reasons which actuated tbe
executive in taking the course deUr
FATAL SH00TIN0 AFFAIR.
A Bystander Killed and Another Non-Participant
Br Telegrapb to tbe Morning star.
Dalhart, Texas, December S3.
Que man was killed and another mor
tally wounded during a fight at a rail
road depot here to-day in. which
Deputy Sheriff John L. Sullivan and
V, E. Gammack attempted to arrest
Thomas Myers and. Al. Timmerman on
a charge of murder. When Sullivan
ordered Myers and Timmerman to sur
render it is claimed one of them at
tempted to draw a revolver, and then
the shooting began. Gus Berk, a by
stander, was killed, and Paul Hinnin
ger, another non-participant, was mor
tally wounded, while Myers, one of
the men wanted, was shot in the chin.
At the coroner's inquest Sullivan was
exonerated from all blame.
Ten cents will but trial size of
Ely's Cream Balm; enough to con
vince you that it is the greatest of
remedies for nasal catarrh or cold in
the head. Full size 50 cents. All drug
gists. We mail it ElyBbos.,
56 Warren street, New York.
163 8econd street, Albany, N. Y.
Messrs, Jly Bros. -I suffered great
ly with catarrh and tried different
remedies without effect After using
one bottle of Cream Balm I found re
lief and I cannot praise too highly
such a remedy.
Miss Cora Willard.
September 27th, 1899. ' t ,
The consolidation of twenty-five
companies controlling the- principal
gypsum fields of the UnitedsStatea has
been effected under the name of the
TTnlted R tat as Avnaiim Onmnanv.
The company has a paid up capital of
Winchester Rifles, Shotguns and
information. - Send at once to the
Nsw Haven, Conn.
t Wa v II
leath. M ini 1 1
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