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. II. c. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20. 1900. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. rrrm DAILY MESSENGER by mall. taa year. 57.00; six months, $3.50; threv Pv7TitJr $1-75: one month, -0 cents. TTm BEJU-WETEKXiT MESSENGER Ctwo 8 page papers), by mall, one year. CL60; atx months. 60 cents, in advance. NOTICi: TO SUBSCKIBERS. The Messenger Is sending out state ments of their accounts to all its sub scribers. It is to be hoped that every one who receives the statement "will promptly respond to our request to re mit his dues. The subscription to the Semi -"Weekly Messenger are due and payable in tdvance. There may be mistakes in some of these statements, and -when such is the case, we will thank the subscriber to call our attention to the error and we will gladly correct it. It Is to be hoped that each and every subscriber will respond to our request and make prompt payment as we are needing every cent due us. The Semi-Weekly Messenger is one of the cheapest papers in the country and is well worth the price charged for it. Remittances may be made direct to the Messenger at our expense. Send by ,ost office or money order. REMINISCENT. The three greatest men we ever heard speak were George E. Badger, Henry Clay and Daniel Webster. Respective ly orfe was a native of North Caro lina, one of Virginia, and one 'of New Hampshire. Of speakers of other states, those we have heard who most impressed us most were Harry Winter Davis, of Maryland, and Alexander II. Stephens, of Georgia. When a lad we had the pleasure of shaking hands with Mr. Webster, Governor Graham pre senting us to him on the steps of the then "Governor's Mansion," at Ra leigh. It wae in 1846, on the occasion of Mr. Webster's visit. In 1844 we heard Mr. Clay deliver his memorable speech to a great crowd, estimated at 10,000, from the west end of the state capitol. We do not recall the finest opening we ever heard in an address of any kind hut Mr. Clay's was the most "taking," bringing out hearty cheers near the beginning. For a quarter of a century we could repeat it well nigh verbatim. The most exquisite and eloquent intro duction to a 6ermon we ever listened, was Rev. Tom Lowe's sermon to an. il literate congregation in 1864, at Ebe nezer church, Halifax county, N. C. We could quote it for a long time, but it has at last faded nearly from the . memory. Mr. Charles Bruce, of Vir i ginia, an accomplished alumnus of the University of North Carolina, a gentle man of marked refinement and large -wealth, told us in 1870, at Buffalo Springs, Va., that the most striking and successful opening he ever heard of a speech was by Roger A. Pryor, candidate for congress, at Charlotte court house, Va., we think, about 1858. He said it was very splendid. Mr. Bruce had heard all of the leading men of his state, and most of the foremost men of Great Britain, prior to that time, and he heard no one reach the excel lence of that speech. He said vener able and prominent gentlemen had ridden in their carriages forty and even fifty mils to hear young Pryor and he stood with them under the trees In fmnt of ithe court house trees under which Patrich Henry and John Ran dolph had stood, and spoken, and look ing each other In the face, they said: 'There has been no such speaking In Virginia since John Randolph." Our recollection ts that Mr. Bruce not only thought Mr. Pryor's speech superior to any he had ever heard from a Virginian, but from any one of any land. The greatest lawyer we ever heard at the bar was Mr. Badger. The late Mr. Edward J. Hale, who established the FayetteVilLe Observer, now edited by his able son and namesake, in his advanced age held -that Mr. Badger was the greatest actor he had ever seen. He of course had nothing of the mannerism and peculiar elocution of the theatre, but with admirable voice, always under complete command, and ' natural, effective elocution, he pro duced his effects. 'He was witty, hu morous, and at times indulged in elo quence of a high and imposing kind. Whenever Mr. Badger was tJo make "a speech in Granville court on an im portant case, the academy boys al ways had a holiday that they might hear the greatest forensee orator and mcst masterly pleader at the state bar. Visiting our trutly admirable and ac complished friend, the late Mumfbrd McGh.ee, Esq., at his home in Caswell county, in 1S63, we ventured to remark to him (he had married a daughter of the great lawyer) that not knowing how; we had received the Impression, wie nevertheless had it, "that Mr. Bag ger's greatest legal achievements had .been at the Granville bar, about which The Messenger had an article written ' a few months past. Mr. McGhee at once flaid that he heard Mr. Badger say rnoro than once that he had that very . topression, He had a great many -aSttted- able torea around him to delight in his superb argumentation, masterly analysis of evidence, surprising asides and rich impassioned eloquence. The lawyer of all others who most impresesd us next to Mr. Badger was e-Governor and ex-Senator Thomas Bragg. In 1866 in the court house at Warrenton, we heard a most elaborate and noble b-pecch made by hnm, be ing opposed by four lawyers, among them Bartholomew F. Moore, of Ra leigh, but a native of Halifax county. Mr. Bragg was very strong and impres sive. He was not an orator of the high grade of Badger had none of his charming wit and exquisite English, Oe finest possible. As we have wirtteu before, Mr. Badger was beyond all com parison the very best master of Eng lish we ever heard, and as a conversa tionalist had no equal. The congressional contest in this state that attracted most attenlon in the first half of this century, according to Governor Swain, was that between Willie P. Mangum, of Orange, and IoBcrate Cruduf, of Granville. Mr. Man gum was elected by a very slim ma jority some twenty-five, perhaps. The contest that most interested us was the one between Abram W. Venable, of Granville, and John Kerr, of Caswell, afterwards in the congress and a su perior court judge. It was a very bril liant contest. Judge Kerr, long years afterwards, said to us that Venable was the only one he ever knew whose ver satility and resources were so great that you must hear every speech throughout a canvass, as new poinis, facts and anecdotes were coming out in every speech. Venable was elected. We have other recollections and im prossions of men we have known that were famous and able in their day. PREVAILING EDUCATIONAL VIE tVS In every section of the north the opinion appears to be well nigh uni versal that the best educational plan is to send young women and young men to the same schools. This opinion has been steadily growing in the north for perhaps a half century. The south has taken to the idea with relish, and readily adopts this northern view, as it has adopted pronunciation as "isms" and "fads" that have come down from the same source. Whether the co-education plan is an unmixed blessing and great success may be doubted, but that it is vastly popular is beyond doubt. The south has not gone into the mix ing business so much as the north has, .but the plan is widening and will be come the fashion no doubt. In primary schools the mixing is widespread, and no evil has come from it perhaps. We have confessed to prejudice against co education, but it has already swept so widely that all may agree to let thie movement go on unopposed and let it work out its results. Heretofore the Messenger has given some signs that show that the experiment has not been invariably satisfactory. President Eliot, the distinguished and very able president of Harvard university, is op posed to mixing the sexes, but other presidents are wholly in love with it, as much so as they are with foot ball and other refining games. President White, of Cornell university, several years ago said that it was "a great success." President Fairchild, of Ober lin college, likes it prodigiously and says there "is no prevalent opinion among us -that it is inexpedient for young ladies to take the college course. Even so, but how "take" it in mixed colleges, or in superior separate col leges? No one can favor more than we fa vor the best possible education for the girls and young women. Their capa bility is not in question at all. They not only beat the boys, as we have shown from statistics, but they are probably more devoted to study, more conscientious, and more self-respecting. We are satisfied they can learn well the books that are taught in colleges, and that many can- attain to emi nence in scholarship, like Mary Somer ville, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, LordColeridge, Marion Evans ("George Eliot") and many others, who become famous. But we do not believe that it will either conduce to woman's physi cal health or add to her real glory as a woman to be mixed up at a formative period with young men, some of whom are rude, immoral, susceptible, and un principled. She may shine the brighter by the contrast, as a precious jewel may appear the more lustrous in a coarse setting, and ske may even se cure higher honors by the competition with males, but she will do this at a great risk of impairing those exquisite charms, that perfect grace, that deli cate refinement, that engaging modes ty, that chaste reserve, those correct manners which so adorn and beautify woman's character. The German poet, Richter, says that "the purer the gol den vessel the more readily .it is bent; the higher worth of women is sooner lost than that of men." ; And did not the great English master say, that "it is beauty, that doth often make women proud; it is virtue, that doth make them most admired; it is modesty, that makes them seem divine." It may be that intimate association of the sort referred to with men of diverse char acters and principles, might be delete rious to manners; might to some ex tent discrown her of the highest attrac tionher pure womanhood; and might really interfere with her pursuit of knowledge specially if she were to fall in love with some handsome young fel low who was learning to conjugate amo. We think that all a young lady might gain in knowledge of books and of men, would not compensate for the loss sustained by robbing herself of that lofty courtesy, that perfect respect that men of the south have ever cher ished In their hearts and extended to their fair countrywomen the ladles of our land. No woman ever truly gain ed by aspiring to those things that belong more properly to man. As long as she remains content with her an cient dominion she will" be loved, hon ored, revered, worshipped and even obeyed. But she must not disrobe or unsex herself. The old Salic law ought not to be repealed, and will not be Vepealed, to meet the demands of the restive and ambitious part of the gentler sex who would undertake those duties and responsibilities which be long to man only, and who has been fashioned by the All Wise to that end. The old dynasty will surely continue, and only the good and pure women, who might know that their true power lies over the affections, will remain regnant, whilst the unadulterated "brain woman," as Dr. Holmes calls them, will have neither crown nor kingdom. That great writer, Thack eray, says that "a good woman Is the lovllest flower that blooms under hea ven; and we look with love and won der upon its silent grace, its pure fra grance, its delicate bloom of beauty." Let us then preserve this lovely flower. Let no rude or unfriendly winds tear Its tender leaves or despoil it of Its fragrance. Let no coarse associations, or sharp contests spoil or taint it. Edu cate the daughters most thoroughly: give them every advantage possible,say we. Send the girls to their seminaries and colleges, where they can be taught every branch of human learning that can possibly bring happiness and use fulness to life and pleasure to the mind; where they can be treated as a member of a household, living under the watchful eyes of those who will be as father and mother, and having the Influence and associations of home-life; where they can be trained for those spheres in which their destiny will in evitably lead them, and which they can so erradiate and make happy. "The modest virgin, the prudent wife, or the careful matron are more serviceable in life than petticoated philosophers, blustering heroines, or virago queens," was the opinion of Oliver Goldsmith. But then he was an old bachelor. Women have the "bridal donor of love," and we protest against any sys tem that will in the least compromise their true position, cause one unnces sary pang to the heart or to their slightest injury. CASTING THE POLITICAL HORO SCOPE. We have been often impressed with the fidelity to the south and the good sense and timely suggestions of our able contemporary at Charleston, the venerable News and Courier. While so many newspapers of all sorts and classes, are burying themselves with considerations bearing upon the future of the democratic party, and urging this or that as necessary, the Charles ton paper keeps cool and level-headed as is its wont. It says, for instance that "we regard all such arguments and mbvements as ill-advised and un called for just now for the one suffi cient reason that the days immediate ly following a reverse at the polls is not the best time for considering the conditions of the party and making plans for the future. The next presi dential election is full four years dis tant, and there will be plenty of leisure in that period for the due considera tion of all the questions involved in our recent experience, with the aid of more information as to Its causes and results alike." It is generally expected in business in the north that the pres ent era of wide prosperity, high prices and vast commercial activity will not last much longer surely not for four years to come. There are already many visible signs of change, and within a year or so they will no doubt increase and emphasize attention. The Rochester (N. Y.) Herald says falling 4 prices already f oreshadow in evitable commercial declinsion and de pression. If opinion does not follow in four years it will be a marvel, for it is a fact that the last eight panics in the United States were preceded by remarkable era of prosperity, high prices and business activity. That the sea upon which the McKinley crowd shall sail shall not be altogether calm and pleasant is almost assured. That having "sown the wind" they "shall reap the whirlwind" may be prophetic now but shall become history before 1904, is about as certain as anything of a political future can be. The News and Courier, using the editorial in the Rochester Herald as a text for com ment and quotation, says, impressively: "They will be hampered and harassed by the growing number and complex ity of the foreign troubles they have made. They will, it is not to be doubt ed, finding themselves strongly in trenched in every branch of the Gov ernment, "display all the arrogance usual with victors, and we shall have force bills, subsidy bills, enormous ex penditures and heavy taxation, and a disregard of constitutional principles In dealing with the colonies, that will almost inevitably assure a democratic victory in 1904," one that will be sweeping in its extent and that will mean something when it is achieved. With Mr. Bryan in the presidential office the commercial depression and every other evil consequence of the republican policies for the past two years would be attributed to his party. With the republican administration in power there will be no mistake on the part of the people, and no room for a mistake as to where the responsibil ity rests." While There l Life There is Hope- I was afflicted with catarrh; could neither taste nor smell and could hear but little. Ely's Cream Balm cured it. Marcus G. Shautz, Rahway, N. J. The Balm reached me safely and the effect Is surprising. My eon sayss the first application gave decided relief. Respectfully, Mrs. Franklin Freeman, Dover. N. H. The Balm does not Irritate or cause sneezing. Sold by druggists at 50 cts. or mailed by Ely Brothes, 56 Warren St-, New York. . t The question to the fore is Shall there be states or colonies In the cap tured lands? THE PRESBYTERIAN SYNOD Cession of Eastern Counties to Norfolk Presbytery Refused The Twentieth Century Fund. (Special to the Messenger.) Raleigh, N. C, November 16. The Presbyterian synod today rejected the overture from Norfolk (VaX presbytery, asking transfer to it of six North Caro lina counties. The synod decided to raise $10,000 for home missions. Rev. William Black, by a rising vote, was re-elected synodical evangelist. The educational report shows that Davidson college has a larger attend ance than last year. A new building, to cost $30,000, is to be built at Presbyterian college for women at Charlotte. The division of the $300,000 which tht3 synod will raise of the Twentieth cen tury educational fund was agreed as follows: To Davidson college $125,000, Union theological seminary, at Rich mond, $50,000; Presbyterian female col leges and schools $100,000. The general assembly's fund is $23,000. Tonight there was a popular meeting in the interest of Sunday schools. The synod attended a reception at Peace Institute this afternoon. A DISAPPOINTED MOII An Intended Lynching Turns Into an Escape of the Prisoner Charlotte, N. C, November 16. A mob which intended to lynch a negro at Albemarle yesterday morning only succeeded in liberating the prisoner after tearing down part of the jail wall. On being refused entrance the mob battered down a section of the jail wall smashed the negro's cell door and dragged him out and pushed him through the hole in the wall. As soon as the negro hit the ground he ran and escaped in the darkness. The negro was accused of poisoning Dr. Love, who died several months ago. Advancing the Price of Iron Birmingham, Ala., November 16. The Tennessee Coal and Iron and Rail way Company today advanced the price of No. 2 foundry iron 25 cents per ton, making an advance of $1 per ton on that grade since the presidential election. Orders for more than the entire output of the furnaces of the compa have been booked since November 1st, while many inquiries have been re ceived with a view of purchasing. Cotton Compress Burned Montgomery, Ala., November 16. A fire at noon today destroyed one sec tion of the Ralli Brothers compress and storage warehouse located in the southern part of Montgomery. Seven hundred bales of cotton were burned and injured and the loss on the cotton and building was about $10,500, fully covered by insurance. It is not known how the fire originated. The Defense Rests Its Case New York, November 16. Proceedings ira the Gaynor conspiracy case were practically suspended today when the case came up before United States Commissioner Shields and the defense rested. The matter was ad journed until Monday when United States. District Attorney Erwin, of Georgia, will 'present further evidence. The record of the case .consisting of 4,000 type written pages, will ithen be reviewed by Commissioner Shields. Southern Yarn Spinners Charlotte, N. C, November 16. A meeting of the board of governors of Southern Cotton Spinners Association has been called for November 22nd to hear the report of a committee appoint ed to bring about th- concentration of the selling of southern cotton yarns, also reducing the selling charges to 4 per cent, and the same time regulating other features relative to the selling of tha same. Ruaftlan Court Etiquette Laid Aside London, November 16. It is con trary to the etiquette of the Russian court to publish bulletins, but as by marriage Emperor Nichlas is a grand son of Queen Victoria, this etiquette is relaxed. Nothing, however, later than the bulletin issued yesterday morning has been allowed to become public. Honors for Naval Officers Washington, November 16. It is un derstood that Secretary Long will re new his recommendation to congress for fitting recognition of the gallantry of officers who distinguished them selves during the Spanish-American war, with probably a similar recom mendation as to those who have per formed conspicuous service In China. 44 New Brooms Sweep Gean." The human body has been compared to a temple and the poet urges us to keep it entire and clean To accomplish this end, every nook and cranny mast be swept and garnished. The agent of the body that goes everywhere is the blood. If it is not strong, pure and life-giving, it is like a worn-oat broom. It fails to do the work. Hood's SarsapariUa makes a new broom of your blood. Skin Disease " have been troubled with a skin disease. Seeing Hood's SarsapariHa advertised I decided to try it, and after taking it a short time the disease disappeared." sIss Mary Jagen,4050 Cambridge St.,Ph2adelphU,Pa. Hood Pills cure Urer 111 ; tha non-irritatta only eathmrtic to take wli Hood SMSfcpMUg Executor's Sale of Land BY VIRTUE AND UNDER THE AUTHOR ity and direction contained in the last win ana testament or v imam rowers, de ceased, the undersigned, as executor, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at the Court House door in Burlaw, Pender county, on Monday, the 17th day of Decem ber, 1900, at the noon recess or court, the following tracts of land: 145 tcmi mi th east side of North-East nrer; 368 acres, in three parcels, near Willard. For full de scription, see record of said will. Terms of sai e, casn. November 5th, 1.900. N. W, POWERS, ol3 5w lot d s-w . Executor. bomb If ' 0 C3 GB No black powder shell en tb market compare with tk NEW RIVAL fa sal fonalty sad strong; booting; qualities. Sara firs and waterproof. Oct tba feaaiac CuESTER EEFEATE3 AE2S CO. WILMINGTON'S BIG OAMfETHP C?TADr Has had a Splendid Our store has been crowded with choppers. Our sales have run up high the true merit of our success in the value of our goods. We sell all grades and classes of goods at the right price. Our Clothing Department has had many new styles added to the large stock. Our Boys Suits are selling by the wholesale and retail. We want to show you Dry's Suits from 75c, 51.00, $1.23. $1.50 up to $3.50; from 3 years to 16 years old. Boys fine Overcoats from 7 to 16 years, worth $S.00; my price is $4.50 Boys' Odd Pants from 23c to 75c a pair. Men's Fine Overcoats at $1.7S, $2.9S. $3.50, $5.00, $7.00 and $8.00. All the new and stylish Coats at ex tra low prices. We have Clay Worsted Suits with double breasted and removable Vest, one side black and other side silk fin ish Worsted, a novelty in Dress Suits, regular price $8.00;. my price $6.50 a suit. Youths' Suits, from 14 to 19, same style and goods, at $6.00. A nice line of fine Men's Pants at $1.50 to $3.00, up to date goods at less than you can buy them. I will sell you a $5.00 pair of Pants for $3.00. Odd Vests and Coats in Fine Worst ed, come out of $10.00 suits, at $3.00 for Coat and Vest. Blankets, Quilts and Comforts I have special things in this stock. A nice 10-4 full size white or gray blanket at 69c and 9Sc. Very fine southern wool in gray and white at $1.35. Part wool nice 10-4 Blankets at $1.35; 11-4, five pounds, at $1.50 a pair. Union Quilts, splendid fine 10-4 size, at 9 Sc. Fine White Quilts at $1.00, $1.25, $1.50 and $2.50. These goods are new, rresh and cheap. Make nice presents. Comforts all styles, from 75c to $3.00. We are receiving today one car load of Elkin Mills, all wool. Blankets, 10-4, five pounds. At The Big Racket Store 208 and 210 North Front St., Near Postoffice and Depot. GEORGE 0. GAYLORD, Proprietor. WILMINGTON'S BIG- RACKET STOEE. AMBER CAM OF SALT SAILED FROM NEW TORE ON 8th INST. Assorted Sizes of Sacks. RUST-PROOF OATS FOR SEED, Very Fine Quality N. C. MOLASSES-PURE STRAIGHT GOODS. GRAIN, HAY, LIME, CEMENT, CANNED GOODS, CRACKERS and CHEESE. All Sorts of Best Quality. HEAVY GROCERIES LOW FOR CASH. THE WORTH CO TUCKER'S Granite? Marble Works Granite and Marble MONUMENTS DESIGNS ON P. 0. Box 277, Wilmington, !(. C. The Trial of the (Stockton Annapolis, ML, November 16. The preliminary trial of the new torpedo . boat Stockton was held today on the -Barren Island measured mile course, j off the Patuxent river. All the ma-1 chinery worked without a hitch, and i trl mAmKikra aTrtmoc famaAlvAa o e very well satisfied with the actions of the new warship. The vessel develop ed a speed of 25 knots today, for one mile. She is required to make 26 knots an hour with 360 revolutions per min ute. The tests will be continued on Monday, and on Thursday probably her final test will be made. Lonlslan't Population Washington, November 16. The population of the state of Louisiana, as officially announced today. Is 1,381, 625, against 1,118,587 In 1890; an In crease since 1890 of 263,038 or 23.5 per cent. The population in 1880 was 939. 946, showing an Increase of 178,641 or 19.0 per .cent, from 1880 to 1890. , Beneh Warranto for Lynchers Greensboro, N. C, November It Judge Thomas J. Shaw, of the supe rior court, at Rutherfordton has Is sued bench warrants for six men al leged to have been implicated in a recent lynching. The grand Jury had failed to return true bills. The crime was committed some weeks ago, a negro being lynched for killing a white man in an affray. HQ IE TTjTZE? "JUIV R1VML" FACTORY LOADED SliOTGUIl SHELLS' Esw Hnsa, Ccsa. Trade This Week. AH wool white or red Blankets with colored borders at $3.63; 11-4, six pounds, white only, at $3.23 a pair. These are the best all wool Blankets made in the United States for the money, and I buy them direct from mills and sell them at wholesale prices. If you want the best look at mine be fore you buy. I am wiling a big quantity of fine Matting at the lowest price. Good Matting at 12i. IS. 20. 22, 23, and 29c. A big stock to select from in Trunks, Grips, Valises. Telescopes and Hand bags. All prices and trrades. I am overloaded in this line, and sell you a Trunk very cheap from $1.00 to $15.00. Ladies' Capes, Cloaks, Furs and Skirts I have everything nice and new in all these lines at the lowest price. A nice Jacket as low as $1.75 up to $9.00. Children's Wrappers as low as 75c to $2.50. Fur Collarettes at $1.25 up to $3.00. Ladies' Capes as low as 25c and up to $5.00 and $6.00. Nice Silk Plush Capes, full trimmed, at $2.75. Ladles' Cloth Capes from 50c to $5.00. Warner's Nursing Corset?, worth $1.00; my price 57c. Gaylord's Special at 50c. Remember the Big Millinery Department where you can buy anything in ladies wear. We have at least 1.000 new Walking Hats. 1.000 Trimmed Hats, 1,000 Baby Caps. 3.000 rolls of Ribbon. 2,000 yards Velvet and Silk. We sell Walking Hats from S3c to $1.50; Tarn Hats from 35c to 75c; Trim med Hats from 50c to $10,00. Ribbon from lc to 40c per yard. Velvet from 25c to $1.23 per yard. ' lam giving away lots of splendid presents and I am giving away Chairs, Tables, Lounges, Desks. Crockery, China and Glassware all Free, and the lowest prices you ever bought goods for Headstones, Iron FENCING, &C. APPLICATION. Branch Yard atGoldsboro, II. C Aid ot Federal Government to Sup press a Strike. Savannah, Ga., November 16. Mayor Herman Myers, of this city, president of the Cuban Cigar Company, of Tam pa. FTa, where labor troubles occurred yestewlay. has written General Man ager Querrrk to invoke the aid of the national government In protecting those men who wish to go to work. Mr. My ers says the situation Is grave enough to demand such action. He has 00 men Idle and saV that solely because of labor troubles his factory has ceased to be a paying one. No Serious Trouble at Tampa Tampa, Fla., November 16. There has been no trouble here today be tween the two waning bodies of cig-. ar makers except a few slight alterca tions. Nearly all cigar factories have been worked with Reslstencla men. This has left the International men still in tlje streets. A settlement of the differences has not been yet fully completed. Committees are still In session tonight. Tha Population of Hawaii Washington. November 18. The population of Hawaii, as announced by the census bureau. Is 154.001, as against 109.020 in 1896; Increase of 44, 981 or 4L2 per cent. Honolulu had a population in 1890 of 22,907, showing an increase from 1890 to 1900 of 16,000, or 71.5 per cent.