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THE WILMINGTON MESSENGER, FRIDAY, JUNE 9. 1805
TIIE UNITED STATES AND CUBA.
This is the year for the second pres
idential election in' Cuba. It is hard
to realize that such a length of time
has elapsed since the island republic
first set up an independent government
While the Piatt amendment gives ihe
United States some hold on the islanl
it is generally ana to all intents t.nCL
purposes, a free country. The time
will hardly conif. when our govern
ment will have to take step3 to enforce
the stipulations contained in that pro
vision of congress which was accepted
by the Cubans when they adopted their
national constitution, but still the
bare knowledge of its existence is irk
some to many C'Dans, and the politi
cal party in opposition to the present
administration advocates their abroga
tion. This party goes under the name
of the "national liberty" party and it
has nominated for its candidate or
president Jose Gomez, now governor of
Santa Clara state. President Palroa
has been nominated by his, the con
servative party and there is no 'doubt
of his election by an overwhelming
majority. General Maximo Gomez is
on the programme for second place on
the Palma ticket.
Cuba libre has not been such a source
of revenue, through exchange of com
modities, as many people thought it
would be to the United States. Our
trade with her iias not assumed the
proportions whicn had been predicted
for it. There has been (some obstacle
in the way. Tho lelations between the
two countries have not been as friendly
as one would suppose they would be,
considering that the Cubans are in
debted to this country for their free
dom irom the Spanish yoke.
While the Cuban congress consented
to the Piatt proviso it did so under
pressure ' from this government and
this thought has never been pleasing
to the Cubans and on our side many
think the Cubans have never shown
proper gratitude lor what was done for
them by America; and, again, our tar
iff laws, while shewing some favors to
Cuba, give the nations of Europe an ad
vantage in commerce with the island.
So on the whole the United States and
Cuba have each been somewhat cf a
disappointment to the other.
THOSE NEW REPUBLICAN PA
PERS. The weeping and wailin of the
Greensboro republican babies will
doubtless be postponed until they cut
their teeth, so they can gnash. Ra
Weeping and wailing and gnashing
of teeth will be about all they will do.
There will be little biting and rending
of each others' flesh. Their bark will
be much worse than their bite -even
if they ever reach the condition of be
ing able to do their barking through
the columns of their own papers.
Blackburn and Rollins are making a
big blow and attempt to bluff each
other. A 'well-conducted republican pa
per at Greensboro with a good amount
ot capital to back it and keep it
afloat until it had, by hard work, good
service and a display of common sense
and business judgment, worked itself
into a self-sustaining position, would
be of aid to the republican party and
voukl help to increase its strength in
this state. But to begin the attempt
to build up a republican party here
in such a way as these men have set
out will disgust all classes of people
in the state and also the northern re
publicans and the administration, and
the few republicans in the state will
.soon find themselves without any
The Washington. Post says Boston
has a new society formed for the pur
pose of learning the "fundamental
equities of all great questions in the
light of the best wisdom of the world."
We do not suppose she intends going
from home in search of this light.
Christmas next is the time fixed by
the New York Sun when Ireland
should be set free. A bad selection.
Most of old Erin's sons will be so hap
py and jolly on that day they won't
care whether they are ever to be free.
The Sun should put the time one or
two days after Christmas.
The Messenger thanks its lady
friend in Georgia for her kind remem
brance in the shape of a basket of lus
cious peaches (we know they were de
licious, judging by the sender) but we
ho)pe the next time she wishes to send
us a reminder of this Kind she will
choose a more trustworthy person and
one who is not so fond of peaches him
self Japan will hardly risk using the
warships captured from the Russians
in an attack on the Vladivostok fleet.
She knows how easy it is to fill them
full of cannon balls and send them to
the bottom of 1 he ocean. '
The Philadelphia politicians, now
that they have recovered from the mo
mentary, shock, are not uneasy. They
know this thing will ,not last until
THE PLM OP SEXr-DEFENSE.
Below are two items from Webster's
Weekly on two homicides recently com
mitted in this state. As to Crumps
case, the difficuity'with him is that he
has not enough friends of influence in
the county to secure a jury which will
say that the shooting a man in the
back is an act of self defense wnen it
is shown that the person shot had
made threats against the life of the
As to the Whites the mistake they
made was. in thinking 5 that because of
the charge brought against Sherrill,
whether true or not, public sentiment
would justify them in killing him, and
again, Sherrill being dead there was uo
way of refuting the charge made
against him by the girl and the fact
that they killed the man because of
this charge would to some extent shield
the reputation of the girl; but beora
the trial was held they found that pub
lic sentiment was not such as they x
pected it to be and they were afraid to
rely upon it, so they had recourse to
the absurd plea of self defense. in the'
effort to strengthen their case:
The irrepressible paragrapher 'of
the Durham Herald sarcastically sug
gests that the negro Crump, who way
laid and shot Grubb. might show that
Grubb had made threats against him.
At this distance it looks as if Crump
ou;ht to have as much right to shoot
Grubb on sight as Grubb had to shoot
Davis? In the back.
Had the Whites, who slew young
Sherrill, whom they charged with the
seduction of their niece, plead guilty
and thrown themselves on the mercy
of the governor saying they went to
herrill's house determined to make
him marry the wronged girl or take
his liie, public sentiment would
have saved them from serious pun
ishment. Instead of doing so. they
get ufj a plea of self defense, which
was ridiculous, for it was two armed
men against one man unarmed,
ard he the weaker in physical
strength. There was not the first el
ement of self-defense in it, and when
the Whites set up this plea they dis
credited themselves as protectors of
female virtue and ceased to be heroes
in the public eye. Gentlemen should
be sure that they are right before
they go out to kill, and when they
have accomplished their purpose they
should not fall back on the r-lea of
CHANGES ON THE OBSERVER.
The Charlotte Observer announces
more changes on its staff. A new po
sition has been created, that of gen
eral business manager to which Mr.
D. H. McCullough, Jr., has been ap
painted. Mr. H. E. C. Bryant, who
has so often fascinated the readers of
The Observer wTith his articles written
from different parts of the state, has
become city editor. Some other office
changes are made. Mr. Bryant will
be missed in his former position, both
by the readers of the paper and by his
many friends in all parts of the state
from whom he always received a
hearty welcome in his travels as solici
tor and staff correspondent. These
changes indicate the progress The Ob
server is making. It has to increase
its staff and office force, showing that
business is growing. Well, we are not
surprised that it has been obliged to
do so for a paper as ably and fearless
ly edited and furnishing such excel
lent state and other news service can
not stand still.
The Michigan legislature has voted
down an anti-cigarette bill. Her
cigarette sellers toust expect to catch
the Indiana trade.
Said Dr. Kent in his address Tues- j
day to the graduates of Davidson Col- i
lege: 'Stand four square to all oppo- j
sition and move out into the larger '
world to bear your part in your day j
and generation." Yes, do that; but
make up your mind in advance to get j
black guarded for it Charlotte Ob
server. "My! exclaimed the good old Soul,
looking up from her paper, "these col
lege games are getting to be horribly
rough." "What's the matter now?"
asked her husband. "Here's a report
ii the paper, about a Yarvard man
beating all his rivals with the ham
mer." Philadelphia Press.
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THE NEWSPAPER WAR
The Contest For 3Ia.tery Between Rc
A Telegram reporter was shown last!
night a; telegram 1 from Washington
which stated that the Industrial paper
was organized Friday night in Wash I
Ington and that Mr. Butler goes in j
person to New York to endeavor to!
secure the Associated Press. 1
This would indicate that the rumor j
that the Industrial Publishing company,
had been paying a stipulated sum for
the service for several weeks prior to
the time the charter was issued is with-!
out foundation. It is learned from re-!
liable source that the Associated Pres3!
has refused to grant cither papr a
"blanket" contract, that is the exclu
sive use of press dispatches for ihis
city.: If desired two or more papers!
can have the service here. j
The telegram further indicates that
the Industrial Publishing Company is
the Butler-McNeill Company and thus,'
puts an end to the rumor of. a third
paper. It is understood that Judge
Adams went direct from Raleigh, after
securing the charter for the Industrial,
to Washington for the purpose of hav
ing a conference with the "powers that
be." The names of Butler and McNeill
did not appear in the list of incorpo-J
rators for some reason but it is new j
generally understood that they . ire j
among the leaders in the organization i
of the company. It is inferred from i
the telegram shown the writer that;
the organization meeting was held in
Washington, but this is denied. I
Mr. Blackburn, when seen last niglitj
stated "There is not much more to say. j
I have informed the people of North ,
Carolina oi me tuun uu me pan,
certain men to mislead them. The pub
lic is now informed and the Republi
can party knows its course. It need
not longer be maintained that the In
dustrial paper headed by a few office
holders is not in the management. nd
under control and direction of Mr. But
ler, whatever may be said to the con
trary. This is all."
Mr. Blackburn seems entirely confi
dent that the public is fully advised of
the scheme of his opponents and re
fuses to talk further. He has kept his j
counsel in the past and his demeanor
is that of a man who is able to lake;
care of himself. It looks like he basj
the fellows back of him. Greensboro ;
MORE PLANS RECEIVED
Work on Highlands Hotel Will Begin
in Few Weeks.
The floor plans &nd the plans for the
steel structural work in the Highlands
Hotel have been received, and as soon
as the specfications have been prepar
ed and a few other details attended to,
the building committee will be prepar
ed to award contracts.
The members of the committee are
proceeding slowly through a desire to
get the best advice from the most
practical hotel men in the country.
They have consulted with a number of
people who have bad experience in
building first class hotels.
In a few mors weeks buiding opera
tions will begin, and when once under
way, the structure will be completed as
soon as possible. Charlotte Observer.
The Little Yellow Devil.
It appears to have been established
at all events it is generally under
stoodthat the principal damage done
in "the naval battle of the Sea of Ja
pan" was wrought by the -Japanese
torpedo boats, some of them perhaps
of the submarine type, of which it is
known that the. Japanese have built
known correspondent, regard the sub
marine as they do a torpedo that is,
simply as a projectile to be fired at
the enemy. The fact that the projec
tile is manipulated by a crew of hu
man beings makes no difference. No
one expects either the craft or its crew
to return. If it does, so much the bet
ter. But the principal object in view
is to inflict damage on the foe, and
the loss of life in the effort weighs not
a feather in the reckoninj
parent facts in the case suggest to
The Evening Post, of Charleston, to
adapt to the situation the lines of
ivipling on the "Little Blue Devil"
which it does with admirable aptness
"only," as it says, "the little devil
"The wind went down with the suu
set, The fog came up with the tide,
When the Witch of the North took an
With0 a little Blue Devil inside.
Sink,' she said, 'or swim,' she said,
'It's all you will get from me
And that is the finish of him,' she said,
And the eggshell went to sea.
"The wind got up with the morning,
And the fog blew off with the rain,
When the Witch of the North saw the
And the little Blue Devil again.
'Did you swim?' she said, Did you
, sink?' she said,
And the little Blue Devil replied:
'For myself I swam, but I think,' he
'There's somebody sinking outside.' "
He Robbed the Grave.
Ashton, X. C, May 11, 1305.
Dr. A. C. Neilsen, No. 407 So. Fourth
.1 wish to return thanks to you for
calling in my little home last August
;nd selling me the small lot of medi
cine which you did. After other doc
tors had given me up to die with bowel
consumption, I had bleeding at the
lungs, catarrh of the head, and was so
weak I could not sit up in bed without
help. In four days after taking your
medicine I got up, dressed myself and
have been in better health ever since.
I will gladly recommend it to any suf
ferers of catarrh and lung troubles.
MRS. LODE C. WALKER,
my 18 3 inos.
Mrs. McBryde "John, I'm simply
disgusted, v While I was out this morn
ing the cat got into the pantry and
ate every single thing except a catce
I had just baked." Mr. McBryde
"What a wonderful thing animal in
stinct is,' to -. be sure !' Cleveland
f RIG BITIJJDIXG DESTROYED
Sevcn Thousand Five Ilmlrel Peo
ple Get Oat Sale! j Three Hundred
Thousi-nd Dollars lwt in Burning
of Milwaukee Structure.
Milwaukee, WisM June 4. The Mil
waukee Exposition building, occupying
a city block, was destroyed by fire this
evening. The loss is $000,000, insur
ance $75,000. The building was in the
block bounded by Fifth and Sixth
streets, running north and south, and
by Cedar and State streets, running
east and west.
The fire is supposed to hae been
started from an electric light wire. The
blaze originated in the northwest por
tion of the gallery, just at the time
the National Skat Congress completed
its afternoon session. At the time the
fiaines broke out there were over 7,500
persons in the building, but all got out
in safety. The interior had been deco
rated with thousands of yards of flim
sy drapery and in a twinkling, the
flames spread throughout the building.
The building was gutted, leaving noth
ing standing but the four walls. Sev
eral buildings situated to the south of
the big structure were slightly damag
ed. The exposition building was erect
ed about 20 years ago.
Hie Crime of Peonage.
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C, June 5. Judge Pur
r.ell in charge to the fedeial grand jury
today referred to the crime of peonage
Two years -ago your correspondent was
told that there had been peonage in
at least one of the northern tier of
counties, but that it had erred. That
there had ever been peonage in North
Carolina was upon these publications
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The worst part of it for Russia must
be the humiliation she feels over being
licked by an enemy for which she had
only contempt and refused to take se
riously. Durham Herald.
Newport News, Va., July M, 1903.
Last summer while recovering from ill
ness of fever, I had a severe attack of
Inflammatory Rheumatism in the knees,
from which I was unable to leave my
room for several months. I was treated
by two doctors and also tried different
kinds of linaments and medicines which
seemed to relieve me from pain for
awhile, but at the same time I was not
any nearer getting well. One day while
reading a paper I saw an advertisement
of S. S. S. for Rheumatism. I decided
to give it a trial, which I did at once.
After I had taken three bottles I felt a
great deal better, and I still continued
to take it regularly until I was entirely
cured. I now feel better than for years,
and I cheerfully recommend S. S. S. to
any one suffering from Rheumatism. $
613 33d St. Chas. E. GiliiERSlimvB
Rheumatism is caused by uric acid or
some other acid poison in the blood,
which when deposited in the muscles
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culiar to this disease. S. S. S. goes di
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Write for our spe
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who will write us
about their case.
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the best on earth. Call or send early
and be ready for the cold wave. Also
a complete line of Furniture and
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WILMINGTON. N. C.
WANTED Eetween now and Seo
. temper. 25 or more young: foxes to
turn loose In Mecklenburg county.
They must be able to eat. Will
pay reasonable rice for them. For
particulars write to H. E. C. Bry
ant. Charlotte. N. C air 14 2m
V V V V v V V A
!A D, BROWN'S
For Shirt Waist and Skirts. Elegant line of
new Skirts in all the latest styles in Silk Mohair,
Panama, Cravanet and French Serge just received
from $4.00 to $12.00 each. A special line of Ladies'
White Shirt Waists for 50 cents. Also some good
values in Fans and Parasols in white and colors.
Library Voting Contest
Will close Saturday, June 3rd. Pay your bills and
A. D. BROWN.
3 BIG STORES COMBINED,
206, 208, 210.
Ia-lies $1.00 White Canvas Slip- Children's Canvas Slippers 60c
pers, sizes 3 to 8. this week 75c. kind, sizes 5 to 8. this week 4 So.
Ladle3 $1.25 White Canvas Slip- Children's Canvas Slippers 75c.
t.ers. sizes 3 to 8. this week 9Sc. Kind, sizes 9 to 11. this week 5 Jc(
.Ladies $1.50 White Canvas Slip- Children's Canvas Sliprers SOc.
pers. sizes. 3 to S. this week $1.2."). k!rd sizes 12 to 2. this week fiSc.
Ladies 7 5c. Canvas Slippers. 3 to Barefoot Sandals in White and
this week 48c. Tan.
LEADERS IN MILLINERY
All Mail Orders Attended f o Promptly.
We Have Just
Received a Car Load of
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THEY ARE THE BEST
They cut a close stubble.
Any kind of grain can be easily handled by
a "WOOD'S." Come m and let us talk
it over with you.
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Purcell Building, Wilmington, N. C
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
THE PJIURCH1S0N NATIONAL BMM,
AT THE XOSE OF BUSINESS, MAY 29TII. 1005.
BEGAN BUSINESS UhRCH 1ST. 1899.
Loans and Discounts. . . .31, 140.746 97
V. is. Bonds Cat par)... 335.00ft 00
Bank Building 25.000 Q0
Cash on hand ard in
Banks 701.913 ST
Jt.202,860 S4 i
Comparative Statement of Deposits.
May 29th. 1903. 31.159.057.CC. May 29th. 1904. $1 307.643.32: " '
. May 29th. 1905. $1.4e9.708.67.
H. C. UiQVEEIl. Pns. J V. CRRIUGER Czzhlcn
Surplus and Net Profits.. 151.002
Circulation .... 281.950