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"WHEN CUBA IS EDUCATED"
In discussing the late elections in
Cuba the Philadelphia Press says:
"The peaceful election in Cuba,
held in the second year of American
occupation, is an earnest of good faith
the Republican pledge of Cuban inde
pendence. The party which freed the
slave gave the Cuban a vote. The
party which freed Cuba will giyo it
independence, and this will come
when Cuban elections show that Cuba
is educated in self-government and
There is cheek in this as well as
"assumption. It give3 the Republican
ail ministration credit for the peace
aihl order with which the- Cuban
elections were held, and for freeing
Cuba and giving the Cuba:: a vote.
When the Cubans were praying for
the intervention of this country the
administration hung back and didn't
take a step forward until it was
forced to do it by public sentiment.
It feivred the political effect of this
mi'w sentiment and that's why it
espoused the cause of the Cubans,
and even then it hesitated until the
destruction of the Maine fired the
American heart and the administra
tion was. forced to move. The
American people were behind that
war, and the American people drove,
the Washington administration tin.
Secretary of War Alger admitted
this in some of hi3 public speeches,
in which he apologized for the slow
ness of the administration to act on
the' ground that we were "not pre
pared for war." And when the war
came Mr. McKinley in numerous
speeches declared that the honor
for the victories won belonged to
no party .and to no. section, but to
'the- American people, who rallied to
the flag and bore ' it in triumph..
This was the fact, and Mr. McKin
ley had the honesty and candor to
-acknowledge it and disclaim any
credit for the party to which he be
longs. lint not so with others, for the
freedom of Cuba had scarcely been
achieved when they began to claim
it all as the work of the Republican
party. When they were calling for
volunteers they didn't assert that it
.was a war of the Republican party,
but a war of the American people
. 1 - V -1- -1
gainst despotism ana in Denau vl
a neighboring people struggling to
bo free, and the people regardless
of party or . of section responded
accordingly. Now this organ
of . the administration, whose
editor-in chief is a member of 'Mr.
McKinley's cabinet, has the gall to
claim that the Republican party
freed Cuba and gave the Cnban a
vote, thus giving to that party and
the administration,, which had been
Jriven to the assistance of the strug
gling Unbans, the credit that be
longs to the American people.
But with the double-dealing char
acteristics of the managers of that
Dattv it still hangs on to Cuba,
holds its grip, and excuses itself on
the plea that the Cubans are not yet
-qualified for self-government. There
must be so'me excuse for holding pos
session of the island for two years
after the Spaniards were forced to
retire and hence this plea, which is
the only one that can be found. The
.Congress of the United States dis
claimed any selfish- purpose in
intervening between Spain and the
ans and solemnly declared that
when the war was over and peace
and order restored our. troops would
bo withdrawn from the island and
the reins of government put into
the hands of the Cubans. There was
no promise or even intimation at
any time, while the war was pending
that we would exercise authority
over the people of Cuba until they
hecatne qualified for self govern
ment, which might require .two
years, ten years or twenty years,
e and not the Cubans, being the
judges. In all the talk on this sub
ject by Mr. McKinley or any one
who speaks for him and the Repub
lican party there has been no inti
mation as to the time when this
guardianship would cease, our troops
be withdrawn and the government
turned over to the people of Cuba.
! i'he opinion has been expressed by
"ome that it will take the Filipinos
generation to become competent
Cubans were." This was said about
a year and a half ago, just before we
began the job of whipping the Fili
pinos to teach them how 'to run a
government American fashion. If
it will take the Filipinos a genera
tion to learn the art of self-government
and they are forty times as
smart as the Cubans, the
prospect of self-rule for Cuba
is not very 'near, but compari
sons between the Filipinos and the
Cubans aside, if we do not make
more' rapid progress in teaching
them' than wa have in the past two
years the prospect is not very near
But this task of teaching them
self rule is a purely voluntary one
on our part. We were tinder no ob
ligation of that kind to the Cubans,
to the world or to ourselves. We
accomplished all we started out to
do when, we drove the Spaniards out
of Cuba, and saw peace, law and
When that was done there was no
decent excuse for keeping our sol
diers there a day longer than it would
take them to embark. Our soldiers
are there yetr we are governing the
island through military governors,
and we have never had any assur
ance when this will oease, nothing
more than that our promises will be
kept, and the vague statement made
that our troops will be withdrawn
just as soon as the Cubans show
that they are qualified for self gov
ernment. As wo are to be the judges
of the qualification our soldiers may
be kept there indefinitely or at least
until some annexation sentiment be
developed, when it -may be deemed
expedient to forget pledges and take
Cuba in as we took Hawaii.
'WHEN HE WAS A BOY.
As an illustration of facts versus
theories, and of how facts knock
theoriea out, we quote the following
from the Raleigh Post:
"As our friend, Elder Gold, says in
the Wilson Times occasionally, 'When
I was a boy' it was said neither wheat
nor tobacco could be raised profitably
in Eastern North Carolina. Corn and
cotton were the products.
"Something has evidently change,!.
Tobacco, and about the best that is
now put upon the market, is raised in
these very eastern counties far down
toward the coast as Craven, Onslow,
etc. As to wheat, our Halifax friends
insist that they are up with the best. On
what is known as the 'Mush Island'
farm, near Weldon, formerly Col.
Nick Long's standby for a big corn
crop, Maj. Wilson wJU this year
garner quite six thousand bushels of
'as fine wheat as can bo produced,' so
he claims, while the great Caledonia
farmnow the property of the State,
from which Mr. James Johnson, the
millionaire farmer of the east, trans
ported in bis own boats down the
Roanoke river to Norfolk hundreds of
thousands of bushels of corn annu
ally, will this year produce thousands
of bushels of .the smaller grain, be
sides corn, cotton and peanuts up in
the large figures. ,
"The wheat cro-p throughout the
State this year is -not only good in
quality, but very much larger in
quantity than ever before in the State s
history. Mr. J. C. Curtis, one of
Buncombe's faithful representatives,
said to us while in Raleigh last week
that the wheat crop of his county, and
throughout the west, so far as he had
heard, broke the record. All of which
is encouraging. '
Hut what we started out 10 com-
. WAITING FOR THE TIP. i
Wbilfi tbfi nomination of Roosei I
velt for the Vice Presidency was not
in accordance with Hanna's slate, he
finally assented, but it is said that ho
could have prevented Roosevelt's
nomination if he had thought it ex
pedient to continue and force the
fight against him. When he finally
consented to the nomination, he de
clared that he did so in the interest
of harmony as he had control of
a sufficient number of votes to pre-
vent Roosevelt's nomination. Uanna
went there with the convention
practically in his pocket, with his
candidate for the Presidency already
nominated and the platform framed.
His programme was carried out to
the letter in everything save the
nomination for the Vice Presidency,
and he yielded in that when he
might have had his way, only be
cause he feared that if he asserted
himself too much it might hurt McT
It was to all intents and purposes
a Hanna convention, to which the
delegates went to carry out Hanna's
programme and when the only de
parture was made from it it was not
successful until Hanna gave the
"tip." There were lots of delegates
there who stood like the delegates
from Virginia, whose position was
thus stated by the chairman, Mr.
"Virginia has expressed no prefer
ence in regard to the Vice Presidency.
The delegation, so far, is foot loose
and fancy free. It is a McKinley
delegation, and as soon as we get the
tip from Hanna we will act accord
ingly." "Waiting for the tip from Hanna,'
and when Hanna finally gave the
"tip" they tumbled and Roosevelt,
like" Hanna's man, McKinley, was
nominated unanimously. They call
that a convention of the Republican
party, but Hanna was the whole
thing af ter all.
REGISTRATION BEGINS 28TH. THE FEDERAL COURT.
Books Will Be Opened To-day Week.
Chairman Simmons' Construction
of the Law Regarding It.
List of Cases Disposed of In . this Court
During the Past Week. j'
! BRILLIANT WEEK AT
A BOLD HIGHWAY ROBBERY.
In view of some misunderstanding
as to when the books will be opened
for the registration of voters under the
new law the following letter from
Chairman Simmons to Major W. H.
Bernard, member of the State Execu
tive Committee, will be read with in
terest, as it definitely settles the ques
tion at point:
Raleigh. N. C June 20. 1900
W. H. Bernard, Wilmington, N. C:
Dear Sir: In reply to yours of June
19th, I will state that after careful
consideration, I. have decided that
registration is to commence on the
28th. The new law says twenty days
preceding July 21st. I do not under
stand that July 21st is to be counted
in the twenty days. Registrars may
register persons at any other designa
ted places on all days of registration
except Saturday, then they must be
at the polling places.
Very respectfully yours,
F. M. Simmons, Chairman.
Some have contended that the books
should not open, according to law, un
til the 29th inst , and some were also
at a loss as to the proper interpretation
of the section elucidated in the closing
paragraph of the letter above as to the
places where voters may be registered.
Those who have examined the law
will remember that there will be an
entirely new registration. Books will
be open from 9 A. M. to sunset each
day, Sundays excepted, from June 28th
until sunset July 21st. On the four
Saturdays of this period, the books will
be open at the several polling places.
Saturday, July 8th, the books will be
open at the polls for challenges. On
election day challenges may also be
made Voters becoming qualified after
July 21st may be registered on election
COMING TO THE TOURNAMENT
Newbern Will Send a Lively Delegation,
Says "Perkins" Many That Were
Seen and Met Before.
AS A POP 0 LIST SEES IT.
Mr. J. Z. Green, chairman of the
Populist committee in Union county
and editor of Our Home, is one of
the Populists who do not wear Ma
rion Butler's collar. He favors white
supremacy and some time ago an
nounced his purpose to vote for the
constitutional amendment, and now
since the act has been so amended as
to combine sections 4 and 5, thus
removing any doubts there might be
as to the effect of the. "grandfather
clause," he is stronger in favor of it
than before. Commenting npon this
"The Legislature amended the pro
nnsed Constitutional Amendment by
combining sections 4 and 5 and adding
another section declaring the whole
suffrage scheme 'indivisible.' As it
now stands we see no danger of any
white man being disfranchised and
shall therefore support the Amend
ment. The Populist party is composed
of white men. It has always been
and always will be dependent for its
existenccrupon white voters There
fore viewing it from strictly a party
standpoint the Amendment cannot
under any consideration oe in me way
Special Star Correspondence.
Newbern, N. C, June 21. A gen
tleman arriving in this city last even
ing from Wilmington says it is ru
mored on the streets that the Newbern
Fire Department has decided not to
attend vour tournament. So to abol
ish that rumor I ask for a short space
in your valuable paper. Every fire
man in this city is more aroused over
the fine trip and (rood time that is in
store for them, than on any previous
occasion.' That Wilmington will give
us a "hot time", needs no comment.
for we feel assured we will be fairly
treated on the race course and that is
all we ask for. We leave here on
Monday of July 9 th with at least 100
men and apparatus, and we have an
organized "quartette" of fifty "sweet"
voices and the people of your city
may expect some "classic" music.
The "quartette" is led by one
of Newborn's most popular firemen,
Charlie Thornton, or better known at
tournaments as "Laughing Charlie."
We hope it will be so arranged by the
city authorities that the garbage wagon
will be on its rounds just oeiore our
arrival $o as to get all the decayed
Irish potatoes, eggs, etc., as it is our
purpose to give Chief of Police
Parmele a mid day serenade.
It will also be wise for your citizens
tn Korrin alApnino' on the instalment
nlan now. as it is strictly against the
I rojrnlfttions of the Fayetteville. Dur
eliminating the negro question from ham and Newbern teams toaJlow any-
politics it will be a great advantage to one to sleep that week,
any party that seeks to brine about It is our intention to have a cake
honest reforms. No new party can walk Monday night of tournament
succeed in the South as long as the week with President McNeill, Chief
race problem bobs up in every cam- Parmele, Mr. L. J. Taylor of this city
paign. and the elimination oi inis i ana omersin we "5u.
- a. J 1 A. l I fTl innnra1 iaf aril I IsgTA hPA Will
The close of the first week of the
term of the United States Court now
in session finds many more cases on
the trial docket and it is very probable
that a greater portion- of the present
week will be consumed in the. hearing
of the cases yet on hand. The grand
jury is perhaps half through .its work
and there now remain indictments to
the number of about thirty-two which
will have to be passed upon before ad
journment of the term. -
Sol M. Hill, Duplin, retailing;
guilty; judgment deferred.
David Vestal, Cumberland; retail
int ; one year and one day in peniten-tiarv.
Henry Mclntyre, Cumberland, re
tailing; bill waived, defendant plead
guilty, 60 days in jail and $100 fine
Joseph James, Cumberland, retail
ing; guilty; 90 days in jail, $100 fine
Walter Perkins, Bladen, working at
still and retailing; true bill; plead
guilty on information ; recognized in
sum of $200 for appearance at next
G;. M. Taylor, Brunswick, aiding
and abetting in removal of spirits;
continued for defendant to give bond
to next term or sci fa and capias to
Frank Skipper, volumbus county,
failure to register still and retailing,
Lon Edwards, Robeson county, re
tailing and failure to exhibit proper
sign on place of business; judgment
prayed and defendant discharged.
Dallas Jenkins,' Robeson county, re
tailing; not guilty.
Wess McEachern, Robeson county.
retailing, guilty ; judgment deferred.
J. C. McNeill, Lumberton; Ed. S.
Battle, Wilmington, and L. V. Grady,
Wilmington, were sworn and admitted
to practice in the court.
"Not a true bill" for retailing was
returned in cases against the follow
ing: Will Ed. Baxley, James Briggs,
Geo. Williams, Neill Locklear, N. A.
Barton, Rodicy Oxendine.
The Postoffice Case.
Yesterday the case of former Post;
master Black of Carthage was argued
on demurrer before Judge Simonton,
of the Circuit Court. The details Of
the charge were given at length in
yesterday's Star. Judge By u urn, of
Greensboro, and H. F. Sea well, Esq.,
of Carthage, argued as counsel for the
defendant and demurred to the com
plaint on the grounds that the bill of
indictment was very imperfectly
drawn, which demurrer was sustained
by Judge Simonton. The case was
quashed after biief argument and
Bob Gibson, Richmond- county; J.
Dargan Gibsonn Richmond, and Dock
Hurley; Richmond, perjury; verdict
by jury, not guilty.
Mingo McRae, Richmond, retailing ;
nol pros, with leave. Alex. Collins,
Chas. Gibscn, Richmond, same charge ;
verdict not guilty.
D. T. Thompson, Richmond, $10
paid and case continued until next
West Tucker and Wm. Miller, Rich
mond, defaulting witnesses; nol pros.
Sol Thompson, Richmond, retailing;
Isaac Williams, Richmond county ;
retailing not guilty.
Burner Baldwin, Richmond, retail
ing; called and failed; order for capias
to next term. ,
Alice Graham, Richmond, retailing;
Wm. Goins, retailing, government
takes nol pros.
Wess McEachern, KOheson, retail
Weekly t)ance at Seashore Hotel Last
Night Sacred Concert This After
noon Prominent Arrivals.
The weekly hop at the Seashore
Hotel last night was a fitting close to
the festivities of the gayest week of
the season on Wrightsville Beach. A
large crowd was present and every
thing passed off most pleasantly.
The music by Prof. Miller's orchestra
elicited much merited praise, and the
spectators as well as those who par
ticipated in the dance enjoyed it to
the fullest extent.
The feature of the evening's enter
tainment was the rendition of "Palms"
by Mrs. W. F. Dowd, of Charlotte,
while supper was being servedw Her
rare soprano voice was highly enjoyed
by all. After the dining room was
cleared, the hop was begun and the fol
lowing participated: Misses Leonora
Cantwell, Olive Armsiroug, Mary
Jennings Bellamy, Octavia Boat
wright, Kate Maffitt, Bessie Payne,
Anita DeRosset, Nettie Dockery of
Charlotte, Anna Peck, Mary Nash,
Jeanie Peck, Rosa Bailey, of Winston,
Lizzie Peck, Mrs. Wallace Carmichael,
Mrs. Broadnax; Messrs. Harry Cros
well, Marsden Bellamy, Jr., Clayton
Giles, "Jack" Bellamy, Richard Brad
ley, Willie Crow, Geo. Crow, Geo.
Peschau, John Peschau and Alex.
Among the recent arrivals at the
Seashore R. H. Jordan and wife,
A. M. Spong and children, Char
lotte, N. C; Mr. and Mrs. A. F.
Guinam, Asheville; Mrs. Chad wick,
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Howell, Charlotte;
R. A. Dunn, Charlotte; Mr. and Mrs.
Purhell and sons and Miss Purnell;
Mr. C. M. Bernard, wife and children,
Raleign; L. W. Sanders and wife,
Charlotte; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Sharpe,
Raleigh; G. L. Rider and wife, New
York; Mr. and Mrs. Dockery, Miss
Nettie DockerytMiss Fannie Dockery,
Mr. and Mrs. Cladius Dockery, Rock
ingham; Dr. Edwin A. Alderman,
Chapel Hill; A. Hill McLeod, Jr.;
Lumberton; Mrs. W. F. Dowd, Char
lotte; J. L. McAllister, Lumberton;
H. B. Short, Lake Waccamaw; T. L.
McNair, Laurel Hill; A. S. Dockery,
Rockingham ; W. D. McLaurin, Lau-
rinbuTff: C M. tsaDDilt ana cniia,
Newbern; Judge Shepherd, Col. John
W, Hinsdale, Raleigh ; Oscar J.Spears,
Lillington ; Percy Putnam and family,
Atlanta; Thomas Hill, Hillsboro.
Ocean View E. A. Perry, Chad
bourn; N. A. Carter, Raynham; G.
W. Thompson, Miss Thompson and
O. T. Floyd, Union City; Miss Dora
Thompson, Raynham; G. B. Hub
bard, furvis; t. U. DiuuDS, union
City;C. H. Tucker and Miss Mamie
Davis, Bladenboro; Miss Dora Watts,
Robeson; J. R. Blake and D. Jolly,
Chadbourn; Horace Coleman, White
ville ; J. F. Campbell, Elrod ; James
L. Patterson and V. R. Toon, White
ville; H. L. Stevens and J. W. S win
son, Warsaw; A. Nash, Lumberton;
Miss Little, Charlotte; W.J. Carter,
S. C; Mrs. Neal McNeal, Philadel
phia ; H. Witcover and family, Marion,
A. D. Morrisey, Fayetteville ; R. B.
Davis and wife, N. C. ; C. M. McLean
and C. C. Lyon, Elizabetown.
MURDER TRIAL AT WILSON.
White Man Knocked Down on Water
Street Last Night , by Two Negroes
and Relieved of $42.
A white man named Mills, from
Bladen county, was knocked -down
and robbed of $42.00 last night about
11 o'clock by two negroes at the cor
ner of Water and Chesnut streets, and
they succeeded in getting off with
their booty before being detected.
The old man was picked ug by two
gentlemen who were sitting in front
of the Rock Spring Hotel at the time
of the occurrence, and carried into the
house. He was only slightly bruised
about the face.
The assault was a dastardly one and
every effort will be made by the police
to apprehend the guilty parties. Ac
cording to the statement of Mills, he
was on Water street and hired a negro
to carry him to the Rock Spring hotel
where he had a room. When they
reached Chesnut street, another negro
struck him from behind and they rob
bed him of two $20 gold pieces and
$3 in silver before he could give the
alarm. The negroes ran away before
anybody could get to him and one of
them dropped ,a hat, which Officer
Leon George picked up a few minutes
Mills is about 65 years of age and is
here attending Federal Court. The
deed was bold as well as outrageous,
having been committed at that hour of
the night and near an electric light.
MR. GEO. M. SUMMERELL
Greensboro Record: News from
Oxford is that Albert Alton, a visiting
negro, who grog3ly insulted a lady
there Tuesday, was found dead Wed
nesday morningj with six bullet holes
through his body.
Lenoir Tope: Col. J. G. Hart
ley, of Hudson township cut 60 shocks
of wheat one day last week. He is
seventy-five yeai;s old? but he always ;
votes the Democratic ticket and Ay cock '
told us last week; that is a guarantee of
Aberdeen pelegram: The Re- t
publicans have held their convention - :
and have put up the same old gang
that have been defeated several times
by the people ol this county. Their
candidate for the Legislature will
probably be appointed a colonel in
Butler's army when he starts to drive
the Democrats oal of the State, as he ,
is already famous in the use of 'bul
lets." . - , . -
Smithfield ylerald: We under
stand that in some townships in this
county the Radical census enumera
tors stop after obtaining their informa
tion and try to get the white people to
vote for negro domination. They 8 re
doing all in their jpower to defeat the
will of the white j people, so that they
may obtain another little office. But 1
Johnston county (will still remain in
the white ranks.
StateBville i Landmark : Mr. '
R. K. Murdock, tie express agent, is.
receiving quite a number of. coopsof
homing pigeons ; to turn loose.' "Ho
started seven cops, 280, on their way
Tuesday morning and has eight coops
on hand now from New York await
ing instructions, j Last week he loosed
some here one morning that made tho
trip back to their ilofts in Wilmington,
Del., a distance of 400 miles in ten
Fayetteville Observer: News
has just reached here of a most shock
ing tragedy in Bladen county last
night. Mr. Charles Chasen, overseer t
of Capt. A. B. Williams's plantation
at Hampton, was; shot while eating
supper, surrounded by his wife and
five children. J.ne assassin nrea
through the window, blowing Mr.'
Chasen's brains. I Mr. George W.
Ward, one of 71sl's oldest and most
prominent farmeis, died Friday morn- J
ing. Capt. IK. P. Powers, a well
known and for many i years a promiy
nent citizen, of fayetteville, died at
his home Friday afternoon in the 57th
year of his age. ;
Jno. J. Jefferson Acquitted of the Murder
of Capt. Cal. Barnes.
Special Star Telegram.
Wilson, N. C, June 22. In .the
Criminal Court here this evening,' the
jury acquitted Jno. J. Jefferson of
ing; tried June 21st and left open for murder of Capt. CaL Barnes last
ment on sneciallv was the
nViinV, Vioo tab-An tOoaa in rron diversity
in eastern North Carolina 'since we I question means a great deal towards
were a boy. " elevating politics to a higher ana more
People are too apt to take a good decent plane."
deal for granted just because some- This is the view taken of it by
body else has said something about every Populist who does his own
it and they are governed by that say thinking and does not let Marion
so without ever questioning whether Butler do the thinking for him, and
it was well founded or not. We do it is the view taken of it by every
not know what -the age of Editor white Republican who isnt blinded
Gould 'is or how long it has been by partisanship, does his own thmk-
o: w wo a w. hnt the writer ing and does not let Senator Pntcn-
of this isn't a patriarch by a long ard do his thinking for him. - It will
shot and ' he very well remembers put the State in the hands of her
wbr tbfi otrinion was that wheat white people, and put politics on a
could not be profitably grown in
North Carolina, that grass couldn't
be profitably grown in Central or
Eastern North' Carolina, and that
tobacco could not be profitably
grown outside of a limited number
of counties on the border line of
Virginia. He has since seen some
of the finest wheat he ever saw and:
some of the finest grass he ever saw
grown in North Carolina, and has
seen tobacco grown from the sea
shore to the top of the Blue Ridge
mountains. An ounce of fact is
worth several tons of opinions held
by people who never tried.
higher plane, and surely every good
good citizen whatever his politics
may be should favor that. ,
The Washington Post paragrapher
asks the Demociatic editors who are
be a most lively one, and among some
of the old "stand-bys" at tournaments
that will co. are the following:
Ex-Mayor Wm. Ellis, with his big
palmetto fan ; Ex-Chief L. J. Taylor,
of "room 35" fame; John Calhoun
Green, the veteran engineer of the At
lantic Companv, with his mascot;
"Bill" Smith, o'f the Newbern Com
pany, with his little clay pipe; Tom C.
Daniels, who never says a word;
"Johnnie" Gaskill, who stands no
bluffing; "Gibbie" Waters, with his
little song book; Luther Taylor, fore
man of the Newbern company; w.
Fred Richardson, chief of the Newbern
Department; "Eddie" Lamb, better
known as "Spring Lamb;" Haywood
Tucker, with a barrel of benzine; Her
bert Willis, of "2.28i fame;" John
Timberlake, who couldn't hear it thun
der; Farney Justice, with his paper
cap gun; Herbert Simpson, with his
ice man's cane; -Oscar Kafer, who
smiles suavely at every one he sees;
"Jodie Mcooriey,- wun ms mg sinjiou
ffa- Br&dlev Hanff. with a case of
oTrnvnianl tho I uareui. reavuM f"!"! - &srf "
lev because he has
veto power only on four occasions.
"How about George Washington,
who vetoed only two bills ?' Well,
'George didn't have a modern Re
publican Congress to deal with. If
he had he would have vetoed about
four hundred, or felt sorry" that he
had eyer consented to become the
"Father of His Country."
When a British officer, a prisoner
in Pretoria, wrote a letter to his
sister in England and told her he
had read all the books in the prison,
the Boer censor just drew a blue
mark around that remark and re
marked on the margin, "now you
see what liars some of these fellows
mi -1 A OIVA TTAllimAB 111
are. xnere are ,v
the prison libraiy." And now that
girl knows how her brother has
learned to prevaricate since he went
to South Africa.
Joseph Jones was born under a
luminous star. He came tothis
country some years ago a plas
terer's apprentice, went toschool,
graduated with distinction from
Prinnton college, and will ' soon
for Roif. a a miiai I TYiflTTv the gTandnieco' of
"ewev . i: a v 1 P.lair. who DY none? viuu, 6
Cubans well, declared that the
ripuios were "forty times better
aWe to govern themselves than the
ity and good
mnlated and le
an estate worth
. ' m T . 1
Bishop Cranston, oi xnaiana,
thinks we ought to carry Christi
anity'into China on the point of the
bayonet if necessary, and that the
door must remain open for the
proselyters. Very well. Suppose
China demanded the right to carry
paganism into other countries by
force, if need be, wnat tnenr
... . . i !! e J . .
son, witn nis diu oi iare muo uuj
"Shorty" Editor Stevens, with his bal
loon umbrella; Mr. Thos. Daniels, the
fairest of all judges; "Fatty" John
Scales, of oratorical fame; "Frankie"
Matthews, the handsomest man in
town; "Bug House" John TolsOn, who
never gets to sleep; Walter Brinson,
who likes all widows; Ellis Williams,
captain of Atlantic Reel Team ; Charlie
McSorley, with his howling kids; Her
bert Draney, with a pocket full of
SOUTH ATLANTIC LUMBER ASSO.CIA'N
The dressmakers in New York are
going to form a. trust. m It isn't to
rnn up prices, they say, but to pro
w.t themselves from rich people
Will Meet in Wilmington July I2tta and
13tb, During Tournament.
The South Atlantic Lumber Asso
ciation, embracing the States of North
and South Carolina and Virginia,
which recently held its annual meet
ing in Charleston, adjourned to meet
in special session here July 12th and
13th, which will be during the tourna
ment. The invitation was extended
bv Cant. James D. McNeill, of Fay
etteville, an enthusiastic member of
the Association. Mr. W. P. Wil-
Francis Locklear, Robeson, retail
ing; plead guilty; defendant recog
nized in sum of $100 until next term
of Court. . . ...
Millard McKay, Bladen, breaking
into distillery and retailing; case left
open for new bilL ...
Richard Spell, Bladen, furnishing
material at illicit distillery and retail
ing ; not guilty. m
F. R. Thompson, Bladen, retailing;
not guilty ; I .
Mrs. M. J) Future, retailing; not
W. R. Beacham, Richmond, viola
tion war revenue act in running pawn
broker's shop without having paid
tax: nol pros, with leave, it having
appeared that tax was paid to Com
missioner of Internal Revenue.
M. Gaston Merritt, Bladen; furnish
ing material for still and retailing.
Sol Thompson and J. H. Davis,
(surety); sci. fa. forfeited bond; dis
missed on answer filed.
The grand jury returned the follow
ing true bills: T. R. Thompson, Bla-
den, James mai, isoDeson, retail
ing; not true bills against Wm.
Kelley, Jr., Bladen, Gilbert Hollins,
Brunswick, both for retailing..
Jno. W. Swinson, petit juror, was
excused for the term.
An order was made by the Court
that the clerk issue notice to United
States Commissioners not to take prac
tising attorneys of the District Court
on bonds for the appearance of defen
dants in this Court.
The first named case on the docket
was probably the most interesting of
the term. Hill, the defendant, is a
prominent colored man at Faison and
conducts a very successful mercantile
business. It is alleged that an amount
of whiskey was" used in the campaign
of 1898 and that Hill dispensed some
of the liquor in exchange for money.
He was represented by Steven, Beasley
& Weeks and the case was strongly
prosecuted with the result that he was
found guilty, judgment haying been
deferred. A number of prominent
men of Faison were here as character
witnesses for the defendant.
August. Jefferson was on a rormer
trial found guilty, but on appeal to
the Supreme Court was given a new
trial, which to-day resulted as above.
Our citizens are indignant.
Captain Barnes was waylaid and
shot while driving from his farm in a
buggy with two of his grand-children.
Jefferson was one of his tenants, with
whom Captain Barnes hMsome diffi
culty. THREATENED HIS LIFE.
Died at His Home in This City Yesterday
Afternoon The Funeral.
Mr. George M. Sunimerell, an es
teemed citizen and a well known con
tractor of Wilmington, died yesterday
afternoon at 3.30 o'clock at his home.
No. Ill North Fifth street; after a lin
gering illness of eight weeks with la
Mr. Summerell was 66 years of age
and a native of Wilmington, though
he had spent much of his life at Ar
mour, N. C, where he owned a coun
try home and farm. A wife, who was
Miss Ella Alderman of this city be
fore her marriage, and two little
adopted daughters, Misses Virginia
and Hattie Summerell, survive him.
Ho also leaves a brother residing at
Weldon, N. C, and a sister, Miss V.
Summerell, of Weldon, who was at
her brother's bedside when he passed
The remains will be taken this after
noon via the Seaboard Air Line to
Armour, N, C, where at about 5
o'clock this afternoon the funeral will
be held and the interment made in the
family burying ground. The services
will be by Rev. Mr. Smith, pastor of
Wayman M. E. Church.
Deeds Recorded Yesterday.
The following property transfers
were recorded at the Court House yes
Sophia G. Campbell to Sue A. Vol
lers, residence on the eastern line of
Fourth street between Princess and
Market; consideration, $1,800.00.
Jas. Wilson, of New York, to Jane
Howe, of New York, property on
Miller street between Bay and Woods;
W. M. Cumming and wife to Louis
Fryar, tract 33x66 feet on Wright
street between Third and Meares; con
C. W. McClammy and wife to Mary
Elizabeth Culpepper, property 38x132
feet on Surry street between Castle
and Queen; consideration, $1.00.
AMERICANS IN PEKIN.
The International Force in the City Nam
bers Over Four Hundred. ; j
By Telegraph tip the Morning Star.
Washington, June 23. In ans
wer to a request from the Navy7 De
partment as to how many Americans
were in Pekin, Rear Admiral Kempff
replied under data ofj June 23rd, via
Che Foo, that thirty Austrians, seventy-five
French, fifty Germans
seventv-nine British. rforty--itaSanS;
twenty-three Jaianese,7 seventy five
Russians, and fifty-eigbKAmerican
troops are in Peksn. M
He further savs: "No news of the
whereabouts of Pkin relief expedition
Renorted bv cablegram June
Javanese jexnecfi several? thousand.
troops now due. 4 N6 news fronvllenj
This dispatch arrived; at then Navy
Department prioa toibJdisptehran
nouncing that fightingjisn progress
between the Chinese impenatelroops
and the international cohhv outside
of Tien Tsin.
T-r i -.1 v i
Strike to Tike
Indications of a General
Place ia jWyxt
By Telegraph to trie Horning St:
; Birmingham, Ala., JuaeJfTrrlhdi-
RAtinns are that the Birmingham dis
trict, is to witness a eeheral coal
miners strike on July lsti Such a
strike would involve Jtenthousand
miners directlyi andAJt closing
down of the mines woiild-tbrow
nearly ten thousand other taett out
of work. The State M&ipPp?Con
vention has been n sessiofilhere Since
Wednesday, formjulating the; miners'
demands, including a new wage scale,
and a conference I between the miners
and operators will be hedvda Monday
next. It is statedJ on exalted t author-
ifythat the miners wtiHaemand a
higher maximumiand minimum basis
for mining. Leading operators say
that it is impossible for them to grant
a raise and they even -intimate that
they may not be kbleJo obtain the
old scale. r '
White Supremacy Club at Rocky Point.
Mr. E. D. Pearsall, secretary of the
Point, writing the
Odd Fellows' Orphan Home.
Mr. N. Jacobi returned yesterday
from Goldsboro where he attended a
meeting Friday of the Board of Trus-
i. T,a fmnt. and who refuse to I hams, of Red Springs, is president or I uwii' Omhanae
pay their bills, on tb ground that the organization and Mr. . v. wniie i reportstha institution in a flourish- it expects to be in good shape by the
White Man Attacked by Negro on Water
Street Thursday Night.
D. A. Penfield, of South Carolina,
who is here attending Federal Court,
was outrageously assaulted by Black
well Williams, a burly negro, . Thurs
day eveningon Water street, near the
market, and he swore out a warrant
against his assailant and had him
landed in the county jail.
Penfield went to a restaurant near
the Front street market to get supper
and the negro Williams, without any
provocation, came up and caught him
in the collar, drew his knife and said:
"Dn you, I'll kill you unless you
give me 10 cents." Parties who were
standing near by at the time ran up
and prevented what might have been
He was arrested by Deputy Wm.
Sheehan and tried before J. J. Fowler,
J. P. In default of a $50 justified
bond, he was sent to jail to await trial
at Criminal Court.
Capt. McNeill in Charleston.
'Charleston News and Courier: "Mr.
James D. McNeill, chief of the fire de
partment of Fayetteville, N. C, visited
Chief Mar jenhoff yesterday to extend
an invitation to the Charleston firemen
to visit Wilmington during the tour
nament in July. He was referred to
Mr. George Legare, president of the
Charleston Reel Association."
"It is probable that a reel team will
attend and if it goes the chances are
that it will be a victor, notwithstand
ing its recent defeat at unariowe. iae
team has already begun practicing and
Club at Rocky
"A White Supremacy Club has been
organized at Rocky Point with sixty
six members, including a dozen or
more ladies. An enthusiastic meeting
was held this afternoon, and the club
was addressed by Dr. E. Porter, who
made things 'red hot.'
"The township primary was also
held; the best of harmony prevails.
Instead of electing delegates, every
Democratic voter in the township is
instructed to attend the county con
vention to be held at Burgaw July 2nd
to nominate county officers. Pender
is going to roll 'em up for the Amend
ment." Tournament Directory.
The Firemen's Tournament com
mittee has nrenared a convenient di
rectory, or board of information,
which gives the teams, names of com
panies, managers, engines, hook and'
ladders, "hand reels, horse hose
wagons, number oi men 10 me com
pany . and where located, and other
valuable data concerning the various
companies that will attend the Tour
nament. As soon as a team is heard
from, the blanks are filled out. The
scheme will be of invaluable aid in
keeping an intelligent record of the
fire laddies who come. The entries
up to date are gratifyingly large.
Aoout The Census.
Mr. David J. Lewis, of Whiteville,
census supervisor for this district,
writes the Star under date of yester
day as follows:
"The enumeration has not been
completed in your city, and when it
has been done if there are any omis
sions I will be elad to hear from you.
I am as anxious to get a correct I
census of your city as you are and
any suggestions will be appreciated."
David B. Hill Will Be the Choice of the
By Telegraph t the Morning Star.
Frankfort, Kf June 23. David
B. Hill is believed! here! to1 be the choice
for Vice President b ia majority of
delegates from this State !to the Demo
cratic National Convention, insu
rance Commissioner J. U. Chenauit,
who will go to Eanss City with the
proxy of Judge W. S. iPryor as a dele
gate from the Stat at lirga tp-day said:
"I am for Hill, aujd although there has
been no conference of the Kentucky
delegates, L have little doubt-that he
will receive Kentucky's ote.
A canvass of the State officials and
political leaders at the State capital
shows a decided (preference for Hill
for,the second place.
WM. JENNINGS BRYAN.
Unless He Change! His Plans Will Not
' Attend Kansas' City Convention.
By Telegraph X4 the Horning Star.
Chicago, Jun 23 j William Jen
nings Bryan, bronzed as an Indian
from his two weeksoutside work in
Wisconsin, arrived4n Chicago to-aay
home in Lincoln,
He will remain
for an indefinite
period and unless he changes
his present plans iiwill not attend the
Kansas uiiy convention. "'J""
to-day held a conference with former
nnvnnf AH?el& ex-Congressman
Hinrichsen and ifther leaders of the
.tw fn Illinois during which the
political outlook! was discussed in a
and left for his
A MISSIONARY BOAT.
the work was not done up in style.
Col. Denbey, former minister to
China, says there is no danger of
the partition of that empire by the
Powers. Reason, there might be a
racket among them to see which
would gobble the biggest chunk.
head, of this city, is secretary. ,ajMn. The electric light com
The curtailment of the output of f Q0idsboro reported progress in
lumber, which is now saiu io w jne work: or supplying we
greatly in excess of the demand, will with electric lights. -
be discussed and the association will " . .. ,
-retain a nronosiUon to close the Mr. S- P. McNair left yester-
mills of members two or three days day "via locomobile" for his farm in
Aran nix iur. mcnem is nuuuus
have a steamer go also, but Chief Mar- I Cotton in the Carolinas.
iSeXKS? president The Norfolk Cotton Exchange re-"
of the North Carolina State Firemen's ports that the outlook for cotton in
Association, says the meeting at Wil- the Carolinas is excellent, but in other
mington will be far superior to that te of the! cotton belt it is decidedly
held at Charlotte. "Where Char-
t rt tiAaw nini and
chwiTnmpnt coodttioi. BWencouyty. H. Ml to tnlfk. k bjd- - " I SSS-53i .
are altered county road across the river. - i nesaiu.
The Samuel N. Lapsley Dedicated at the
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Richmond, Vj, June 23.A crowd
witnessed the dedication of the Congo
river missionary! boat, "Samuel N.
Lapsley," at the Trigg shipyards here
to-day. Rev. 8. H. Chester, secretary
r 1 Wnwrrn Mission Board of the
Southern Presbyterian Church, under
the ausnices of which body the boat
ia to be operated, made the chief adr
dress of the occasion, and was re
sponded to by Mri William R. Trigg,
president of the shipbuilding company.
The boat is to: be taken to pieces here
and put together again when launched
in Africa, j