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THE VTLMINGTOK MESSENGER, FRIDAY, JULY 11. 1902.
Entered at the Postofflce at "Wilming
ton. N.Cas Second-Class
Matter. April 13. 1379.
ROOSEVELT' ANTI-TRUST SPEECH
A short while before adjournment
of congress Representative Richardson,
the democratic leader in the house, said
that trusts and monopolies -would be
one of the leading; Issues of the campaign-
It seems that President Roose
velt has taken heed of the suggestion
Qf the democratic leader and is strenu
ously exerting; himself to head off the
democrats in their endeavor to show up
in its true colors this natural conse
quence of republican rule. The repub
lican party does not "wish the trust
question discussed before the people as
a campaign issue. They are not. If
tfiey can possibly help it, going to be
placel before the people in the attitude
defenders of trusts or as responsible
lor their existence.
The president has suddenly become
very active In taking steps looking to
the enforcement of such laws as exist
for the suppression of monopolies and
combinations and for devising addition
al legislation for their more effectual
suppression. His recent conference with
the attorney general and Congress
man Littlefield, of Maine, a noted con
stitutional lawyer, was for the purpose
of drafting a new bill of this nature, to
be introduced In congress at its next
session. Mr. Littlefield was put to
work on such a measure and will re
port progress from time to time at fu
At Pittsburg on July 4th the presi
dent v.'.s the orator of the day. He
then made some very positive state
ments as to the necessity for control of
the trusts enforcement of existing laws
and the adoption of more stringent ones.
Folio ing are extracts from this part
of his speech:
"We have great problems at home to
fate. Especially great, especially dif
licult are the problems caused by the
growth and concentration of great In
dividual and above all, great corporate
fortunes. It is immensely for the inter
ests of the country that there should
be such individual and corporate wealth
as long as it is used right and when
not used right then It becomes a seri
ous menace and danger. The instru
ments and methods with which we are
to meet these new problems must in
many cases, themselves, be new but the
purpose lying behind the use of these
methods, of those instruments must, if
we are to succeed, be now as in the
past, simply in accord with the immu
table laws of order, of justice and right.
"We may need, and in my belief, will
need, new legislation conceived, in no
radical or revolutionary spirit but in a
spirit of common sense, common hon
esty and absolute desire to face facts
as they are. We will need then new
legislation but while laws are impor
tant it is infinitely more important that
they should be administered in accord
.jance with the principles that have
XJrked honest administration from the
soeginning of recorded history
The department of justice, justice which
means that each man rich or poor, big
or small, strong or weak, shall have
his rights and shall not be allowed to
do wrong to his fellows. And you, here
of this city, have right to feel proud of
your representative in the cabinet, the
man under whom we can guarantee
that the department of justice will be
such in fact as well as in name.
Special legislation is needed, some of
that legislation must come through mu
nicipalities, some through states, some
through the national government, but
above and beyond all legislation we
need honest and fearless administration
of the laws as they are on the statute
"books. Honest and fearless administra
tion of those laws in the interest neith
er of the rich man as such, nor of the
poop man as such, but In the interest of
exact and equal justice to all alike, and
such administration you will surely
have while Mr. Knox remains as attor
ney general in the cabinet at Washing
ton' Mr. Roosevelt sees the hand-writing
on the wall, and realizes the fact that
something must be done to prevent the
people cec'ating at the polls that his
rarty has been weighed in the balances
and found wanting. The republican
parly must check this growing belief
; among the people that It is responsible
. for the existence of these Immense
combinations of capital made for the
purpose of dictating to the laborer and
the consumer what the one shall re-
- celve In wages and what the cost of liv
ing shall be to the othe1-. How can it
better attempt this than by making a
. . show of opposition to these combina-
-itlons, by denouncing them and making
pretense of enforcing existing statutes,
at the same time declaring that more
effective laws should be enacted.
Roosevelt seems to think the peo-
pie can easily be made to tdrget that it
is his party that has neglected to en
force the anti-trust laws on the statute
books, or that it is his party that has
persistently refused to allow those laws
to be so amended as to make them
more effective; that no longer ago than
last week the leader of the democrats
In the house urged the republican mem-
Is one where health abounds.
With Impure blood there cannot
be good health.
With a disordered LIVER there
cannot be good blood.
revivify the torpid LIVER and restore
Jts natural action.
" A healthy LIVER means pure
Pure blood means health.
. .Health meanA happiness. v
bers, all the appropriation bills and im
portant measures bring out of the way,
to continue the session a few days long
er in order that some of the pending
measures having for their purposes the
control of Illegal trust and monopolies
might be acted upon, but was met with
refusal. These are stubborn facts that
canngt be obliterated by all the denun
ciations of trusts the president can
make between now and election day.
If the president can convince the peo
ple of his sincerity in this matter how
is he going to satisfy the trusts that
they need have no more fear of his par
ty in the future than they have had In
the past. "Were the promo tors of these
combinations made to believe that the
republican party really intended to en
act more stringent laws against them
and to enforce them the down-fall of
that party would be as certain as the
coming of election day, and the repub
lican leaders know it.
CENSURE OF LIEUT. ARNOLD.
That wa3 a very apologetic censure
administered to Lieutenant Arnold by
the commanding officer cf the war de
partment on the findhig of the court
martial as to the charges against the
lieutenant of cruelty to and torturing
of Filipinos. The secretary of war in
delivering the censure seemed to be
afraid of hurting 'the feelings of this
sensitive lieutenant- The only offense
committed was a failure to "exercise
that high degree of viligance which
was imperatively demanded by the un
usual condition under which your
command was operating." The secre
tary of war seem3 to think that If
Lieutenant Arnold has not been per
haps guilty of this grave crime of omis
sion he might possibly have been able
to acquire direct knowledge of the "in
flection of punishmen'3" shown. Then
the secretary hastens to make excuses
for coming so near to blaming the offi-
lcer by saying the latter's failure to
have this direct knowledge was "meas
urably excused by the numerous and
exacting civil duties imposed upon
you.' Then the secretary picks up the
courage to tell Lieutenant Arnold that
he has exposed himself to "official cen
sure of neglect of duty."
The secretary -winds up his "censure
with the consoling statement that if
he could get his hands on one Sergeant
Edwards, the man in Arnold's com
mand who actually inflected the "pun
ishments," he would make him suffer
severely. This Sergeant Edwards, of
whom the war department wishes to
make a scapegoat, hlas already gone
into the wilderness, apparently saddled
with the sins of his superior officer and
comrades- The Sergeant deserted as
soon as he heard this investigation was
to be had "and has not since been ap
prehended" the secretary of wjar says:
The "punishments" referred to as be
ing inflected on the Filipinos, it will be
remembered, were the tying up by the
thumbs, hanging by the neck, stripping
pieces of skin from the ankles, in or
der to force information from them.
A Gentle Hint.
In our style of climate, with its sud
den changes of temperature, rain,
wind and sunshine often intermingled
in a single day. it is no wonder that
our children, friends and relatives are
so frequently taken from us by neg
lected colds, halt the deaths resulting
directly from this cause. A bottle of
Boschee's German Syrup kept about
your home for immediate use will pre
vent srious sickness, a large doctor's
bill, and perhaps death, by the use of
three or four doses. For curing Con
sumption, Hemorrhages, Pneumonia,
Severe Coughs, Croup, or any disease
of the Throat cr Lungs, its success is
simply wonderful, as your druggist -will
tell you. Get ? sample bottle free from
R. R. Bellamy. Regular size, 75 cts.
Get Green's Special Almanac.
THE BATTLE-CONNOR SQUABBLE
In eight days the agony will be over.
The democratic state convention meets
a week from tomorrow. As to the chief
justiceship nomination, that matter has
been settled In favor of Justice Clark
by the county primaries. The fight in
which the greatest interest will be
shown will be for the positions of as
It remains to be seen what effect the
alleged action of the "Wilson county del
egates in the Fourth judicial district
convention will have upon Judge Con
nor's vote. Cook was nominated over
Battle by less than two votes the lat
ter's friend's from Edgecombe and Nash
counties claim, by a breach of faith of
the Connor men of "Wilson county. They
say the votes of the former two coun
ties were promised to Connor on condi
tion that Battle was given half of Wil
son's vote In the district convention and
after their delegates had been instruct
ed for him, Wilson gave Battle only
five out of her fifty-eight votes. Had
they carried out their agreement Battle
would have been nominated.
This Is the Battle side of the question,
and his friends are open and loud In
their abuse of the Connor leaders in
Wilson. What showing the latter make
in defense we have not seen. There is,
though, never a question which does
nnt Vmvp two sides to it.
In the state convention Nash county
has twenty votes and Edgecombe twen
mvvcc tYmt the senators have left
Washington the city authorities can
dischlarge the extra policemen.
There seems to be quite a difference
of opinion as to the appropriateness of
Mr- Busbee's Fourth of July speech at
ft in i si i
- That Washington Star editorial.
found in another column is a flatf ooted
admission by a republican organ that
our present tariff laws are all -wrong
and that - their radlcci revision U a
thing of the near future.
Senator Hanna secured the gold pea
with which President Roosevelt signed
the Panama canal bilL Is that all of
the $40,000,000 the senator is to get?
The democratic primaries In Mecklen
burg county Saturday resulted In a
victory for the "regulars." It Is to be
hoped that the breach has been healed.
Senator Prit chard will publish a
statement In answer to Chairman Sim
mons' charge of a conspiracy among
republicans as to the election In this
After considering the claims of the
navy yards at Boston, Norfolk and
New York. Secretary Moody yesterday
selected the last named place for con
struction of one of the battleships pro
vided for In the new naval bilL All
matters bearing upon the facilities of
the three government navy yards were
carefully weighed before making the
decision. , ,
Under the heading "Broken Prom
ises," The Spokesman, of Rocky
Mount, pours some hot shot into the
Wilson county managers of Mr. Con
The Atlanta Journal thinks It is al
together probable that if Jefferson and
Jackson were on earth even they
couldn't please all the different kinds
of democrats thai we now have.
The Mr. Cutler, "the largest stock
holder in the United States Steel Cor
poration" turns out to be John D.
Rockefeller. It seems that Mr.
Rockefeller owns so much stock In
various corporations that it cannot all
be kept In one name.
A Hiomand Tongues
Could not express the rapture of An
nl E. Springer, of 1123 Howard st..
Philadelphia, Pa., when she found that
Dr. King's New Discovery for Con
sumption had completely cured her of
a hacking cougn that for many years
had made life a burden. All other
remedies and doctors could give her no
help, but she .:ays of this Royal Cure
"It soon removed the pain In my chest
and I can now sleep soundly some
thing i can scarcely remember doing
before. I feel like sounding its praises
throughout the universe." So will
every one who tries Dr. King's New
Discovsry for any trouble of the
Throat, Chest or Lungs. Price 50c and
JLOO. Trial bottles free at R. R. Bel
lamy's drug store; every bottle guar
anteed. t'URIlCNT COilMEAX.
Boston is agitating the subject of a
more strict observance of the Sabbath,
even to the extent of stopping the street
cars. But It strikes us that people hav
enough excuses for not going- to church
now without giving them this addition
al one. Atlanta Journal.
When Cleveland and Hill can erct to
gether what shall we think of demo
crats who still advocate and try to en-
lorce a policy or proscription? What
shall be done to the little souls that nut
themselves in the way of harmonious
action and glorious victory? Jackson
The most dangerous thing In this gov
ernment of ours is class legislation.
and it is reckless for the workingmen
to set tne example. If they band them
selves together in the interest of legis
lation peculiar to themselves, how can
they complain if capitalists band them
selves together in the interests of legis
lation peculiar to capitalists.? Rich
Recent gossip -from Germany hints
tthat the head of that mitrhty empire
insists that three-quai tors of an hour
furnish plsnty of time for even the
most sumptuous and luxurious feasts.
The ruler of the Reichsland is willing
to allow forty-five minutes from the
cocktails to the coffea and no more. He
abhors dawdling over dining. But does
the demon of dyspepsia never disturb
his after dinner dreams? New York
That the democrats are rich its is
sues, if not In solidarity and sweet eon
cord, appears vividly in the readlnx of
tne resolutions on Cuban reciprocity
and the trusts which have been formu
lated by the democrats of the national
house. Nowhere has the situation In
regard to Cuba been s-o clearly and
compactly stated as In these resolutions
and "it must be accourted legitimate
politics for a minority to take advant
age In this manner of vhe opening on-
f ered by republican dissensions Sprlngv
So miraculous have become our bread
making methods that we naw convert a
barrel of our, weighing 1. pounds, into
3SS loaves of bread weighing one pound
each. That is better than making two
blades of grass grow where one grew
before. You are skeptical 7 Go to the
factory in this city and see It done 196
pounds of flour converted Into 388
pounds of bread, nearly two to one.
The Increased weight is water. After
seeing the process you win ejaculate.
How simple! Wonder I dH' not think
of that before! New York Press.
Chairman Babcock of the republican
congresional campaign committee says
there is no issue before the country on
which Ms party is likely to lose a seat
in the next house. And yet this is the
same Mr. Babcock who some time ago
proposed the repeal of the tariff duties
on steel manufactures and other ar
ticles controlled by trusts, and warned
his confreres In congress that unless
something of the kind were done there
would be trouble in the west in the cam
paign. Mr. Babcock may shortly find
that his first Ideas were the better. Sa
Almost as little consideration was giv
en in the house debate on the Philippine-
government bill to the real Issue as was
previously shown In the senate's discus
sion of the same measure. The mem
bers bandied words over all manner of
stale American politics, but few seemed
to realize that they were engaged In the
execution of a trust and that the cue.
tlons involved were the security of the
Filipinos In the possession of their pub
lic lands and the natural resources of
their islands and the establishment of
a just form of civil government for ten
million human beings in our wardship.
These are matters for grave debate and
earnest thought, and the occasion was
most inappropriate for flippant wit and
smart rejiartee. Philadelphia Roecrd.
According to the Roanoke Times i
few months ago a glib-ton gued negro
came to that city and .In one of the
assembly halls of his iace had held, a
meeting for the purpose ox raising
funds for resisting the new constitu
tion, by taking It into the courts and
testing its validity. A well-known col
ored man of the town, A J. Oliver
who Is highly respected by both races,
was present, however, and proceeded to
put the new comer thrvugh "a course
of sprouts." The Tlm3 says that Oli
ver actually brought the agent of the
"testers" to the point of admitting that
there was nothing whatever In the con
stitution unfavorable to the negro race
and that the proceeding were brought
to a close by the pas3lng of resolu
tions that the new constitution was
not unfavorable to the colored man.
and that not one cent be aooroonated
to defeat it. Our Roanoke contempo
rary thinks that Oil cr took a very
practictl way of showing his Interest
la and his friendship for his own peo
ple, and we think so. too. Richmond
The following Is the fo-called Cuban
reciprocity plank which was rejected
by the Minnesota republicans in prepar
ing their state platform: "We favor
reciprocity with Cuba, urged by Presi
dent Roosevelt, by a plan which shall
Insure the profitable Interchange of
commodities, inure to the advantage of
both nations, help the Cuban people
needing assistance, but the chief bene
fits of which shall not enrich trusts,
monopolies or foreign speculators or
which shall not lntnupt our home
production." Some curiosity Is said to
exist as to the failure of this deliver
ance. A greater curiosity should exist
as to Its author. He should present hlm
eelf before the public, and claim the dis
tinction which Is his due. He has put
the case of anti-reciprocity in fewer
words than anybody ise who has as
yet addressed himself to the subject.
A good deal of the talk about reciproc
ity In general shades off In the style
adopted by this Mlnnesotan. Men will
declare themselves In favor of reciproc
ity and then proceed to qualify their
committal in such a way as to intimate
that the policy is quite Imiosslble. A
doubt. Indeed, has ben expressed in
more than one republican quarter that
not even McKinley had he lived long
enough to attempt It, could have suc
ceeded In working cut the problem he
advanced in his Buffalo speech. It Is
declared to be one cf those prepositions
which catch the eare but defy all ef
forts to put them Into i radical shape.
And yet there is nothing more certain
than "that in some wny by somebody
this problem must be solved, or we
shall have a revision of the tariff on
lines which heretofore M'nnesota repub
licans and all other republicans have
stubbornly resisted. Washington btar
GOV. AYCOUK ENDORSED:
Resolution Unanimously PassedNotes
of Convention Matters Personal.
(Correspondence of The Messenger.)
Fayetteville, N. C, July 7.
During the proceedings of the county
convention last Saturday, Hon. H. L.
Cook, the efficient chairman of the
county democratic executive committee,
who has been unanimously re-elected
for another term, offered the following
resolution, which was adopted with en
thusiasm: "Resolved, That this convention en
dorses the administration of Governor
Aycock, and commends his activity in
behalf of the best Interests of the people
of the state."
Mr. L. A. Williamson, chairman of
the Pearce's Mill township delegation,
on behalf of Hon. John D. Bellamy, filed
a protest, to be certified by th chair
man, of . the county convention to the
chairman of the congressional conven
tion, against the departure from the
state plan of organization. As th cor
respondent understand it, this depar
ture came up before the state executive
committee, and Cumberland county's
right of departure was recognized.
It seems to be a foregone conclusion
here that the judicial convention, which
mets In this city next Wednesday, the
9th Instant, Mr. C. C. Lyon, of Bladen,
will be nominated to the solicitorship
probably by acclamation.
The correspondent has boen authori
tatively informed that the Hope Mills
Manufacturing Company will soon erect
another fine finishing mill, at a" proba
ble cost of $250,000, in the town of Hope'
mills, on- a left near the depot of the
Atlantio Coast Line railroad.
Mrs.. Nash EL- Bunting, who has many
friends in Wilmington, was brought
home from-Johcw Hopkins hospital, Bal
timore, on Saturday evening. She bore
the journey, an the cot very well, and
it is earnestly hoped that she is on the
road to recovery-
Miss liate Hawley has returned home,
after an extended visit to taizaDetn
City, Virginia Beach and other summer
James It. McNerll, the colored under
taker, and one of the mosC widely
known nn of his race In the state, is
critically ill at his home on Gillespie
Mr. J. A. Crews, jepresentatlTe or the
Messenger left yesterday after a day or
two's sta: in this sity.
Mrs. G. W. Lake, of Baltimore, is
making a visit-to Mr. ana Mrx. R. H.
McDuffie cn Haymeunt.
Editor' n Awtil Flight.
F. M. HLgglns. Editor Seneca, (111.,)
News, was afflicted for years with Piles
that no doctor or remedy helped untu
he tried Backlen's Arnica Salve. He
writes two boxes wholly cured him.
It's the surest Pile cure on earth and
the best salve 'lii.the world. Cure
guaranteed Only 2& cents. Soid by K-
R. Bellamy; druggist:
THE COAL. STRIKE-
ore Coati Mined limnt SatarOjiy than
on Any Satnrdar of .Pane.
Roanoke?. Va., July 7. Norfolk and
Western railroad officials claimed today
that more coal w-aa- mined last Satur
day than on any other Saturday
during the month of Juns and that.
almost every mass in. the fields returned
to work this mozning. Three carloads
of men far the West Virginia mines
passed through Roanoke today from
Eastern Virginia and a contractor for
the North Fork Coal and Cbke Company
brought 150 colored men in on the Roan
oke and: Southern from North Carolina,
en route-to the-mines. Business Is re
suming the normal, condition.
DATE Of - COROX ATIOX.
Xot Definitely Settle!, Bat Wt Oe
enr Betnces An. 11th And 13h.
Leodon, July 7. King Edwar will b
crowned between August 11th and Au-
gxtsi xslo. ais recovery nas oeen so
rapid and: satisfactory that the above
decision was arrived at today No offi
cial announcement of the fact has yet
been laade. The pagent through the
streets are the ceremony at Westmlnstr
Abbey will be much, curtailed from the
original - plan. Their majesties will
dvlve from Buckingham palace to the
Abbey through the Uall to White hall
and thence to the Abbey, the same route
as takea at the openlns cf parliament-
Atgelable PftparalbnTor As
licg ttttSfonacfcs andBowcls of
ness and RestCon tains neither
A perfed Remedy for Cons lipa-j
uon , sour 3iomaui,uiamioea
Worms .Convulsions .Fcverish
ness and Loss OF SLEEP.
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The People's Savings Bank,
H. C. MCQUEEN,
JOHN S. ARMSTRONG,
Big Racket Store
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We are showing a big line of pretty
SUMMER DRESS GOODS
From 5c. to
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A nice line of dotted Swftre at 15c. A
full line in- Hack and white Swiss and
Lawn at lo per yard.
A nice Una of India U.net Skirts and
In the Millinery Department we have
Just received? x line of Ladies Duck hats
we are selling at 69 and 75c. others get
TJZ5 for same hat. We also have a
special line art 25c.
We have Jnst received 22C pieces new
Taffetta ribbons which we are selling
at 5, 8, 10, and 25c p.r yard; all colors
aad white ami black.
A special sale of Fancy Tariet Soap
6 cakes for 23c
Apple Blossom Soap, 3 cakas for 10c.
White Cloud Floating Soap 6 oz.
cakes, 6 cakes for 25c. Lily Roquet
Sjap, 3 cake for 5c-
Ladles. CHHdren and X&n's White
Onvas bathi&g shoes at 25c-a pair.
The Big Racket Store
Is at 70ur disposal. Wc guarantee QUALITY and PR1CFS.
GEO. O. GAYLORD. - - Proprietor.-
Sole Agents for
Vithoat doubt tho Dcst and
Cfccopost VovcnAViro Fcncteg
new on tho nrutat. Wo ctr-
co to Qzziz end fco Prf:o
For Infants and Chnaron
The Kind You Have
TMK CtHTAUH COHHNT, tW YC ITT.
F. W. DICK,
25c. per yard-
1 I I 1 -I I I 4
ilen's Bath Suits 3$c to 11.48. Um
brella and Parasols ot all kinds and
prices, from 29c up. Children's Parasols
1?3 and up.
Ladles U-Wear-em teniae sllpperet
35 aad 23c.
Remember we sell Hammocks, the
nicest line ln the city to. select trmn 65c
to J2.3S each.
Ladles', Misses' and Children' shoes
anil slippers all grades nad kin&s
Our Vicious Shoe for Ladies cannot
be equalled, every pair warranted 3L50.
We sell the Old Home Shoe for boys
and'glrls, worth JL50 a pair. Our price
tt.0r IU&0 and $1-39.
A' line of nice Tan slippers to' close at
leser than cost. A fulk line of Men's
WilHam Knee land finer hand sewed
goods worth $5.00 In tarr only; we will
sell' for $1-98 a pair.
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