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AN OBJECT LESSON FROM NEW
ORLEANS. , . ;
A few days ago a desperate negro;
resisting arrest in New Orleans shot
and killed two police officers, and
seriously, if not fatally, wounded a
a third. He then made his escape.
The next day his Priding place was
discovered and surrounded, bat be
fore he was shot he shot and ' killed
half a dozen officers and citizens, and
wounded several more. ' ,
. The' city has been throws into in
tense excitement, which has not
bcn. equalled since the lynching
several years ago of those members
of the Mafia who had assassinated a
police officer. It was with great
difficulty and after' most strenuous
efforts by 'the city authorities "and
the more conservative citizens that
the populace was restrained from
wreaking indiscriminate vengeance
upon the negroes, although it was
not known thsft any wero implicated'
with the assassin in the killing of
these officers and citizens.
- It seems that he was a desperate
negro and was known to be such by
other negroes, and by many of them.
In an editorial, commenting upon
this, and the known character of
this negro desperado, the New Or
leans Times-Democrat says:
The .Times Democrat has received a
number of letters from worthy colored
me a of New Orleans in which they ex
press their detestation of the acts of
thesw negro hoodlums and criminals,
bjir protest that the race as a whole
should not be made to suffer on their
account, and that prejudice should not
be created against them because of the
misdeeds of others any more than that
whifv men should beheld to account
for the crimes of other whites While
this is undoubtedly true, it is impos
sible to overlook the fact that the
mgrus as a clas do nothing1 to help
the c-mimutiily in punishing the out
laws of their 011 race, but on the con '
trarv, they show every disposition to
srueid and shetlter them.
Take this very man Bobeit Charles,
for instance. It must have been evi
dent to hundreds of negroes who knew
him that he was a dangerous agitator,
that with his fanatical hatred of the
whit race he was certain sooner or
later to commit some such crime . as
that of yesterday. Those who knew
him, were well aware that he bad com
mitted some crime elsewhere proba
bly murder for which he . feared ar
rest here; knew that he went heavily
armed, and that he had sworn to kilJ
any ollicer who tried to arrest him.
Those to whom he distributed his
incendiary 'literature must' have
known that such appeals to
race hatred and revenge would
inevitably lead to bloodshed. They
were told that "the oppession of the
negro by the white men had reached a
' point where endurance was unbeara
ble;' that "they were tortured by
v?hite. human devils," "robbed by
white employers," and that "the crush
ed trampled spirit of the negro must
assert itsel f." Such lessons could only
lead to-race riots or murders like that
of Day and Lamb the murder of the
policemen because they were officers
-of the law. Yet the respectable negro'
element, who must have been
acquainted with these things, many of
whom had seen Charles' papers
and pamphlets, or who knew
Charles himself, gave the police no
hint or-warninc did nothiner tonre-
vent anid check a crime which they
should have seen in advance. If they
would not see strife stirred up be
tween the races by incendiaries life
Charles a strife from which they
themselves will be the worst sufferers
they will recognize that it is to the
interest of themselves and their race
to help the white people, to assist the
officers of the law in arresting all
"negro criminals and outlaws, in get
ting rid of or "locking up all danger
ous negroes, and thus preventing
crime a better method than punish
Wo are not especially interested
in what happens in New gleans,
but this incident presents an object
lesson for the people of this State at
""this time when such efforts are
being made by unscrupulous dema
' gogues to excite negroes and array
them against the white people of the
State. And these are not negro
incendiaries, but men who call them
selves white men and wish to be re
garded and treated as white men. If
there were any extenuating circum
stances in the case of either it would
be in the case of the negro incendi-
. ary in New Orleans, who was proba
bly an ignorant , as well as a. lawless
fellow and was influenced by his race
prejudice and race hatred.
We have white incendiaries going
tround this State among the negroes,
11 of whom can't plead ignorance,
for they are men of average and
some of them of more than average
intelligence, telling the negroes sub
atantially what this lawless negro
murderer in New Orleans tola the
the negroes Jthere, that they are
oppreBsed, downtrodden, and that
the proposed constitutional amend-
ment is but the precursor to further
oppression. One of these incen
diaries went so far as to condone
assassination in another State and
indirectly incite negroes to it by
virtually justifying it . in advance.
ihis incendiarism has already
brought forth its fruit,, not in mur
der, but in violence and midnight
burnings, Tin one of which murder
was barely averted, as the family in
the burned house narrowly escaped
with their lives.
The white men who are engaged
in this infernal work of banding the
negroes against the . whites know
better and know the danger of what
they are doing, for they know the
inflammable temperament of the
ignorant -mobs they talk to, and
know the race hatred that dwells in
the hearts of many of them, and
yet knowing that, they for base and
mercenary purposes, advise these
negroes' to organize, to band to
gether, and with arms if necessary, to
protect tneir rights. This iff crimi
nal and it is basely mean, for if these
banded negroes acting upon the ad
vice given them should provoke
conflict, these white incendiaries
would not be any where around to
help shield them or share the punish
ment that would be inevitably
visited upon them.
Fortunately for the negroes of this
otate the better class of them are
counselling the more thoughtless of
their race to beware of the men who
are arraying them against the, whites,
men who are, staking all things into
consideration, more culpable than
this New Orleans uegrd incendiary
and murderer, who has paid with his
life the penalty of his murders.
THE ONLY CHANCE.
J. A. Pritchett, of Greensboro,
has been a Bepublican ever since the
Republican party was organized in
North Carolina. For many years
he has been a magistrate, and is
now. When the constitutional
amendment was submitted to the
people he announced that he would
vote for it, and at once the Republi
can managers began to bring pres
sure to bear to bring him on their
side. He was "interviewed" by some
of the bosses who tried to .whip him
in, but failed. That his party
friends may know where he stands,
and why, he publishes the following
in the Greensboro Patriot:
"Editor Patriot: I have been in
terviewed by a number of my Bepub
lican friends as to how I stand on the
political issues of the day, and espe
cially as to my attitude toward the
greatest issue since 1861 that of the
amendment, and I take this method of
answering all such inquiries.
"This is the only chtoee the present
generation has had or will have to set
tle the great question of white subre
macy, and I am aligned with the white
people. I believe the amendment will
prove to be best for the white man
and best'f or the colored man. Others
differ from me, a privilege I would
not deny, but these are my honest
convictions and I mean to stand by
"I intend to vote for the dispensary
as well as the amendment; and. last
but not least, I will not vote for any
man who will vote to return Marion
Butler to! the U. S. Senate in case he is
a candidate before the next Legisla
ture, and this compels me to -vote for
the Democratic legislative ticket, as all
my party friends are wearing
Bauer fntchard halter.
"J. A. Pritchett. "
He properly characterizes the
constitutional amendment as "the
greatest issue since 1861," the
settlement of which will determine
whether North Carolina is to be ruled
by her competent white citizenship,
or be left at the mercy of thejwgro
mob, led by an unscrupulous and
mercenary gang of white office
hunters, of whom Marion Butler,
whom Mr. Pritchett patriotically
wants to relegate to private life, is a
A CHARACTERISTIC MISREPRE
The anti-amendment machine run
ners and stumpers are nothing if not
tricky. There is not an honest bone
in them, and when not engaged in
deliberate lying they are resorting to
trickery that ought to put to shame
a side show fakir. The latest mis
representation is reported as coming
from Cy Thompson, who in some of
his speeches tries to deceive white
voters by asserting that the grand
father clause doesn't amount to
miias itfwill apply only to those
personrswiiose ancestors were enti
tled to vote-in 1867 and are still liv-
f ihg, but not to thoseehose ancestors
then entitled to vote are dead.
The , man who would indulge in
such a trasparent misrepresentation
as that with the hope of fooling
some innocent-minded person, not
only insults the intelligence of the
people he thus talks to, but adver
tises his own dishonesty and dis
credits his own sense, for rot like
that wouldn't pass in a lunatic
asylum. They must be very hard
.pressed when they resort to such
Lightning struck a negro in Mary
land Wednesday, while he was clos
ing a window, killed him, tore all
his clothes from his body, 'melted
the watch he wore and set nre tonne
house. TheHre, however, was ex-
tingished before the house was
WENT TO THE WRONG MAN.
It iff said that Marion Butler ' has
become so rattled by the task which
he has undertaken in this campaign
mat ne doesn't always Know what
he is doing and gets things and peo
ple badly mixed. A case in point
was when he sent the following to
the chairman of the Democratic
committee of Forsyth county, in
stead of to the chairman of the
Populist committee, if they have
one there, or to the chairman of
the Bepublican committee, for either
or both of whom it was evidently in
tended. It reads:
"Peophs Party of North Carolina.
Office of State Executive Committee.
Marum Jiutier, unairman ; Hal W.
Ayer, vtce-unairman; K. B. Davis,
Secretary lialeigh, N. C-
"My Dear Sir: I have just billed
Hon. Baylus Cade to speak at Winston,
Wednesday July 25th.
"Please advertise this speaking at
once thoroughly all over your county.
I know the notice is.short, but this is
why I am writing to you. Get out as
large a crowd as possible for this speak
ing and it will probably be the means
of helping you to carry your county.
Your county is one .of those that we
have on our list that must be carried,
ana if we carry it ana others we are
counting on we will have a big major
ity in the Legislature.
"Attend to this matter promptly and
let me hear from you.
, - "Yours truly,
"Marion Butler, Ch'm.
'July 20, 1900."
We don't think the "Hon."(?)
Baylus Cade orated there, as Chair
man Joyner didn't care to accommo
date Butler by going out and whoop
ing up the faithful for him.
But there is one part of this letter
worthy of note, in which Boss But
ler states that Forsyth is one of the
counties which they (that is he,
Pritchard, Holton and Abe Middle
ton) have down on the list which
must be carried for the Legislature.
If they carry these counties which
must be carried they will have a
"large majority in the Legislature"
and then Marion would feel pretty
sure of going back to the Senate and
holding on to that si years, $30,000
job. Must is an imperative word.
It means a good deal, and these fel
lows are. desperate enough to under
take anything to carry the counties
that must he carried. They have
shown that already, but the Demo
crats- are on to their games.
It . is reported from Washington
that Mr. McKinlev will knuckle to
the pension attorneys and appoint
Pension Commissioner Evans to the
Postoffice Department as First As
sistant r. M. to nil the vacancy
made by the resignation of Perry S.
Heath. They have been working
for a good while to get Evans out of
the Pension Office, where his reform
efforts do not suit them.
Mr. P. B. Slocomb, chairman of
the Bepublican committee in Cum
berland county, has resigned, giv
ing as a reason that nearly all his
friends and kindred in Fayette villa
are Democrats and he can't afford
to antagonize them to run the Re
publican machine. Sensible young
We haven't heard much from
South Africa since the fall of Pre
toria, -but it has been recently
brought out that 12,O0O troops have
been sent to Gen. Roberts since then.
And the grab bill is growing to co
lossal proportions, nearly 1400,000,
All King Richard wanted was a
horse, although he wanted that, very
much, but Gen. "Bobs" wants a lot
of horses, as the 30,000 he had when
he began his march to Pretoria are
about nlaved out. dead or almost
In Hamburg they tax dogs by
weight, the more the weightthe
more the tax. In this country the
weight don't make 'any difference.
The people who would like to see
see dogs taxed are waiting yet.
W. W. AstQr left this country
because it wasn't tony, enough for
him, and became a Briton. Since
then, according to the Prince of
nr.l.. L. 1... J...lAtiAi1 inf't . ttnnA "
n ttiei) ue una uctdiupcuiuvv a uu,
whatever that is.
Texas and Mississippi, in1 both of
which considerable attention has
been eiven to pecan culture, will
have large crops this year. The
trees are said to be literally loaded
A hundred year old female deni
zen of Cincinnati says she has heard
of George Washington, but never
had the pleasure of meeting him.
George didn't visit her town much.
' Morion Butler should have his
brains taken out and washed. They
are getting muddled.
The following real estater transfers
were recorded by the Register of Deeds
Thos. Bivera and wife to Martin
Rathien. property 50 ft, 2 in. x70 ft. 9
in. on Sixtti street between Swann and
Harnett, for 1600.
TtamV F. . Brittain to K. T. Mason,
tract of property on the north western
nnrner oi inira nu vv uuawar ibwi
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, ATJGTJST 3, 1900.
GREAT DAY IN DUPLIN
Impressive and Formidable Dem-
onst ration by the Democracy
THE MARCH FROM WARSAW.
Procession Two Miles Long Great Caval
cade of Red Shirts A Lesson to Pa-
slonists Speakers Meeting
at Clinton Saturday.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. O.,, July 26. A special
to the News and ' Observer says this
has beerni Bed Shirt day in Duplin and
no such political demonstration has
.ever been enacted as was witnessed at
Kenansville, The recent arrest and
trial of Dick Williams, registrar, has
aroused the county from border to
border. . The coming of Aycock into
the county to day furnished the Dem
ocrats the opportunity to manifest
their interest and enthusiasm. It was
the greatest crowd that eve assembled
in Duplin and it was the most demon
strated gathering that has come togeth
er during this campaign in any part of
the State. The march from Warsaw
to Kenansville, a distance often miles,
was one grand continuous swell
of hurrahs and cheers. The proces
sion, when it landed in Kenansville,
was two miles long. There was a
measured mile of mounted Bed Shirts,
marching two abreast. They had come
in battalions from Warsaw, Wallace,
Faison, Rose Hill, Magnolia and
It was the most impressive and
formidable scene that has been wit
nessed in this section of the State. It
taught the Fusionists a lesson that
they had been refusing to learn. Du
plin county is safe for the Amendment
and the ticket by six to eight hundred
majority, and all attempts at intimida
tion cannot change it, or affect it, ex
cept to make the majority greater.
Aycock added another gem to his
crown of matchless oratory and won
the crowd in an hour's powerful
speech. They wanted the "Pure stuff,
straight from the shoulder," and they
got it. V
"Can Butler or his cohorts intimi
date such men and women as these or
'their sons or daughters!" asked Mr.
Aycock, and a thundering "No" came
from ten thousand throats.
Hon. F. A. Woodward preceded
Mr. Aycock in one of the best speeches
of the campaign. Neither Mr. Aycock
nor Mr. Woodard were among
strangers. The Duplin county people
know and love them both.
Mr. B. F. Aycock. Democratic
nominee for the state enate, was
present, and in response to a continued
call of several minutes he arose and
gave them one of the effective
speeches for which he is noted.
Foretells a Oreit Victory.
Dr. Faison, of Faison, was called
out by the cavalcade of Bed Shirts,
and, arrayed in a red shirt himself, he
made a spirited speech.
The meeting at Kenansville was an
other one of those mammoth county
gatherings that has for weeks and
weeks been foretelling a great victory
for white supremacy.
Dr. Faison called for Bed Shirt
volunteers to meet Aycock at Clinton
Saturday and a great crowd of nearly
Jour hundred volunteered.
Atlantitn Caught a Shark.
Mr. Thos. W. Jackson, ofAtlanta,
Ga., who has been visiting Mr. Thos.
H. Thompson, at Southport, related
to a Star reporter yesterday a rare ex
perience with a 100-pound shark.
While out fishing Thursday afternoon
in the bay at Southport with several
friends, he suddenly found that he
had a larger fish on his hook than he
had bargained for. He soon discov
ered that he had a shark to contend
with! The monster assumed a very
pugnacious disposition at once and for
a while it seemed that the occupants
of the boat would be thrown into the
deep. But finally, after a hard strug
gle, he. managed to pull the shark
within ten feet of the boat and shot
it with his pistol, thereby ending
the fun. Mr. Jackson says he has had
sufficient experience with sharks un
der such circumstances.
Ordered to San Francisco.
Mr, Lonnie B. South erland, a very
popular Wilmington boy, who is now
a paymaster's clerk in the army, sta
tioned at Chicago, has been ordered to
San Francisco for duty at once.
The Chicago papers speaking of the
ordering of Maj. H. B. Belknap, who
is Mr. Southerland's superior officer,
to San FranciscoT say that the proba
bilities are that this means duty in the
Philippines or China, owing to the ac
tivity in the movement of troops at
"ORNATE AND APPR0PRHTF
The day of genuine oratory has not
assed from the Old North State.
There have been more efforts in which
the elements of srenuine eloquence and
superb rhetoric have prevailed in this
campaign than for years. We cannot
undertake to enumerate thespeakers of
the occasions when this has occurred,
but will take the - liberty of refer
ring to two short efforts, which really
are classicalisms. These were the
speeches made by Hon. Clem Manly
ana .Hon. unas. maniy Bieaman, in.
introducing the Old Man Eloquent
General Ransom, at Winston and
Greensboro respectively. We have
never read anything more ornate or
more appropriate. , . a
This has been a campaign of fervid
oratory an well as of honest, sincere,
patriotic argument and appeal. -
transferred TO charlotte
Mr. L. P. McKenxle, Wilmington Manager
for Annonr Packing Company, Re
celves Deserved Promotion.
Mr. L. P. McKenzie, for seven years
past manager ofjhe Armour Packing
Company's branch house at Wilming
ton, and one of the best known and
most highly esteemed business men of
the city, has been promoted by his
company to the position of manager
of the Charlotte branch house and his
duties here will cease Tuesday. He
will be succeeded by Mr. J. P. Somers,
of Augusta, Ga., who will arrive to
day or to-morrow to begin his work.
Mr. McKenzie and family will, how
ever, not leave Wilmington until
Tuesday week. Their departure will
be attended by much regret- on , the
part of a host of friends in this city.
Mr. McKenzie i a member of the Wil
mington Chamber of Commerce and
of the Board of Managers of the Pro
duce Exchange. He is exceedingly
popular with his Dusiness associates
and his estimnble family also n amber
their friends by the score. .
As a token of their high regard, the
employes of the Armour Packing Com
pany yesterday afternoon updn learn
ing the. news of .Mr. McKenzie's contem
plated departure, presented him with a
handsome silk umbrella with gold
mounted , handle. The presentation
took place at the Palace Market and
Mr. McKenzie received the gift in
words of deepest appreciation and as
surances of his pleasure at realizing
the generous motive which prompted
FAMOUS BATTLE GROUND.
Directors of Moore's Creek Monumental
Association Met at Carrie Yesterday.
May Purchase Lillington Hall.
The annual meeting of the directors
of the Moore's Creek Monumental
Association "was held yesterday at
Currie, 'and there was a very large
attendance. The meeting was called
in order to transact routine business'
and to decide upon several matters of
importance which were before them.
Bruce Williams, Esq., of Burgaw,
who is vice president of the Association
attended the business session yester
day and told a Star reporter that the
most important matter decided upon
was the appointment of a committee
to ask the Legislature to amend their
charter in order that they may pur
chase the old Lillington Hall, near
Rocky Point. The remains of Gen
eral Lillington are buiied there and
the place was headquarters of the
Colonial leaders in the State in Re
volutionary times. They are very
anxious to incorporate that ' historic
spot in their valuable possessions.
The big celebration Will not be held
until the date of the anniversary of t)
famous battle, which is February 27th.
The grounds at the present do kot af
ford the necessary conveniences and
comforts for the large number of peo
ple who would attend ther celebration.
The directors will endeavor to have
everything in perfect readiness before
the next anniversary occasion. If the
bill which is now pending in Congress,
asking for $10,000 to be used in beauti
fying andpreserving the cemetery,
passes that body, they will have suffi
cient funds to carry out their plans
All the old officers were re-elected.
They are as follows: Jas. F. Moore,
president ; Bruce Williams, vice presi
dent; B. P. Paddison, secretary; Gea.
J. Moore, treasurer. The above are
all from Pender county.
RED SHIRTS AT WILSON.
Had a Big Demonstration and Speaking
Special Star Telegram.
Wilson, N. C. July 28th Maj.
W. B. Shaw, of Vance made one of
the greatest speeches ever made here
in behalf of White Supremacy 'to-day.
Three thousand' red-hot, enthusiastic
Democrats were congregated about the
Court House square and showed their
approval of the manly utterances of
the Major by great and frequent out
bursts of applause. Major Shaw was
followed by Capt. T. W. Mason in
another powerful speech which will
have its effect upon this and adjoining
counties represented here to-day.
This has been a great day for the
Democracy of Wilson county.
Before the speatong there was a
magnificent parade of the military,
Confederate Veterans, citizens and 250
Put Wilson county down for 1,500
majority for good government and
New Disease Of Dogs.
Dr. Thomas B. CarroU, veterinary
surgeon, has recently made investiga
tion of a disease which is killing
many dogs in the city and which ap
pears to be epidemic with the canine
race. In the cavities of the hearts of
several of the animals upon which Dr.
Carroll has performed a post mortem
examination he has found a species of
parasite in the form of a long worm.
The heart is affected to such an extent
that the lower jaw is . paralyzed and
death results in from two to three
days. A sample of the parasite found
has been forwarded by Dr. Carroll to
Dr. Hassell, of Washington, with re
quest for a preventative. It is believed
that in many cases dogs have been
Jrilled for hydrophobia when they were
only affected with the complaint dis
covered by Dr. Carroll. ' '
About seventy-five persons left
yesterday afternoon on the excursion
to Charleston via the Atlantic Coast
Line. They will return Tuesday.
AYCOCK AT CLINTON. I
Spoke to Five Thousand Enthu
siastic and Determined Peq- !
pie There Saturday.
THERE WAS NO DISTURBANCE
Day Passed Off Qnietly and "Many Popu
lists Renounced Fusion and the "Nig
ger"Red Shirts Were Present
r .in Abundance..
' 4 Special Star Telegram.
Clinton, N. ' C, July 28. Hon.
Chas. B. Aycock concluded the last
full week: of his wonderful campaign
for 'white supremacy in North Caro
lina here to-day, and his speech was
one which gave great encouragement
and added inspiration to that which
even before the speaking was at fever
Five thousand people, a large per
cent, of whom wore the prevailing red
shirt, were present and to them Mr:
Aycock delivered what is pronounced
by many the greatest speech of the en
tire campaign. Hon. F. A. Woodard
also spoke and made a favorable im
pression. A sumptuous dinner was
spread and the great congregation of
honest people frond three counties
Wayne, Duplin and Sampson sat
down and were filled.
The threats of Populists that they
would make trouble for Aycock here
probably increased the crowd, and
many of Mr. Aycock's own people
from Wayne were here attired in red
shirts and anxious to uplift a hand in
defence of their idol in case trouble
came. There was no disturbance what
ever, and without a doubt much good
was accomplished for the Amendment.
Democrats were greatly enthused and
'determined, and several Populists
openly declared after the speaking
against fusion and the "nigger."
Messrs. Aycock, Woodard and the
Wayne and Duplin's contingents left
on this evening's train.
Case was Discharged.'
Hunter Keathon, the small colored
boy who turned in the false fire alarm
Friday evening from box 18, corner of
Seventh and Harnett streets, was be
fore Mayor pro tern. Springeryester
day and was discharged. The evidence
showed conclusively .that the negro
was entirely ignorant of the offence.
He was sent out to mail a letter, found
the fire alarm box open, pulled down
the lever, and the fire department re
sponded to his call instead of the mail
le following vessels have been
iartered for Wilmington or are
bound to this port:
Schooner Charles C. Lister, 266
tons, Robinson ; at New York.
Schooner J no. C. Gregory, 323
tons, Hutchinson; at New-York.
Schooner Carrie Strong, 412 tons.
Strong, sailed Philadelphia July 14th.
German barque Cerastes, 571 tons,
Bass; sailed Rotterdam July 9th.
Norwegian barque Louise, 621 tons,'
Tonnesen; sailed Hamburg, July 19th,
Brig If. C. Haskell, Wingfield, 299
tons; at Barbadoes.
An excursion from Fayetteville
and intermediate points on the A. &
Y. railroad arrived in the city yester
day morning .and was carried on
through to Wiightsville Beach. The
excursion was run by Mr. A. M. Hall,
of Roseboro. Capt. Landon C. Jones
was in charge or the train, xnere
were five coaches and about 300 people.
The train left at 8 o'clock last night
Lord Roberts' Reply to the Boer General
Christian De Wet.
By Cable to the Horning Btar.
London, July 28. A special dis
patch from Cape Town says:
"General Christian De Wet has
offered to surrender, on condition that
his followers be permitted to return to
their homes unmolested. Lord Roberts
has refused anything except uncon
A dispatch from Lord Roberts to the
British War Office yesterday said:
"Broadwood is still watching. Chris
tian De Wet, who has taken up a posi
tion on high hills hear Beitzburg,
about seven miles south of the Vaal.
P. De Wet, a younger brother of
Christian, surrendered at Kroonstado
Cape Town, July 28. Consul Gen
eral James G. Stowe has gone to Pre
toria. He will probably proceed- at
once to Kruger's headquarters.
THE THIRD PARTY.
Circulars Sent Out for the Mass Conven
tion to Be Held In Indianapolis.
Bv Telegraph to the Morning Star.
New York, July 28. Copies of the
call for a mass convention, issued at
Indianapolis last week, were received
from the printer to-day at the head
quartern of the third ticket move
ment and - the work of sending
them out was begun at once.
The circular will be mailed
to men all over the country who
are known to be sympathizers
with the movement, and to many of
those who have written letters to the
committee and offered to co-operate
and work for the third ticket
i ARRESTED IN HAVANA.
Estes O.-Ratbbone, Recently Director of
Posts In Cuba.
. By cable to the Horning: Star.
Havana, July 2a Estes G. Bath
bone, recently director general of posts
in Cuba, was arrested at U o'clock to
day on four charges. These allege the
unlawful drawing of two orders for $500
each, paying his private coachman and
gardener irom the postal runds, and
drawing per diem allowance when not
entitled to do so. Mr. Bathbone was
held in bonds of $25,000.
Sanford -Express: At some
places in the State the negro cooks are
boycotting the families who are work
ing for white suprmacy. --.
Jonesboro Progress: We regret
to learn that Mr. Jas. A. Campbell
was killed by,, being run over by
his team last Monday afternoon.
Southport Standard: A forest
fire raged for some time In the commu
nity of Lebanon, it being set by light
nuig, striking on Sunday afternoon.
We have not yet heard the damages,
Concord Standard: , Mr. wl
B. Dewese, deceased, many years ago
laid aside several gold dollar pieces
which he instructed his family to use
in paying for his coffin. They were
Monday paid to Bell, Harris & Co.
and are quite interesting to examine.
Mount Olive Advertiser: Not a
single white woman, two hundred
Populist and one hundred negroes as
sembled in the tobacco warehouse Fri
day afternoon to hear one of Senator
Butler's political death spasms. As he
failed to materialze, one Bob Maxwell,
of Duplin delivered a few remarks.
Monroe Journal: Thebarn of
Clarence Perry, who lives near Win
gate, was struck by lightning Saturday
afternoon. A cow and mule were
killed and the barn caught fire and
was destroyed It is said that
there is not a single white man in
Lanes Creek township, who will vote
against the amendment.
Monroe Enquirer: A negro
named Ford, who lived near Waxhaw,
and had been giving the white men a
great deal of trouble, found a coffin in
front of his door a few mornings since.
A placard on the coffin said "Git."
In the language of his colored neigh
bors, "He has done got." He left
that same day.
Salisbury Truth-Index: Mr.
Jacob Honbarger, of China Grove,
died Tuesday morning as the result of
being sunburned about two weeks
ago. Mr. Honbarger's shoulder was
blistered while he was in the sun, but
no attention was at first paid to it. It
grew worse, however, and blood
poison finally resulted. T
Bed Springs Record: Vance
Taylor committed suicide July 17th4y
shooting himself in the head with a
44-caliber pistoL He lived till 3 P.M.
next clay. 7 His girl refused him that
morning, and he was in trouble be
cause he was not able to start a block
ade still he had. on hand. The revenue
officer got itthat night.
Smithfield Herald: Ex-Reverend
Fet Peedin said last week while
speaking in opposition to the Constitu
tional Amendment that if it passed and
became a law it would be such that it
would disfranchise Jesus Christ if he
were here on earth. He mentioned the
fact that the Bible informs us that he
never took a course in the schools.
Fayetteville Observer : Thomas
Fort, the young white man from Hope
Mills, who was to have been tried be
fore 'Squire Oyerby yesterday, on the
charge of carrying concealed weapons,
iailed to aoDear and forfeited his bond.
on which Mr. Deens was security, for
$50. Fort is also under a $500 bond
for his eppearance at court on . the
charge of attempted criminal assault.
At Troy, Montgomery , county,
Thursday, Deputy United States Mar
shal Cox arrested Registrar B. O. Fry,
who was charged with refusing to reg
ister . negroes. The warrant was
sworn out by Daniel Pankey, a negro.
All the witnesses are negros except I.
M. Deaton. Mr. Fry wai ved examina
tion and asked to be allowed to give a
five thousand dollar bond. United
States Commissioner Moore would
take only a thousand dollar bond for
his appearance before him on the 6th
day of next August.
Winston Sentinel: Mr. N.
Glenn Williams of Yadkin county, is
one of North Carolina's leading farm
ers. His wheat crop this year thresh
ed out 5,8151 bushels. . This was
grown on 220 acres. His individual
crop amounted to 5,659 bushels. Av
erage per acre was 25 5-11 bushels.
His best field of wheat was 37 acres,
which produced .1,210. - The
twelve year-old son of Mr. "Bun"
Nelson was killed by lightning Monday
evening, three miles from Piedmont
Springs. It appear that the boy was
coming down the stairway when the
house was struck. He was found at
the bottom of the steps dead. The
clock in the house was torn to pieces.
MINISTERS WERE MURDERED.
Report Brought to Shanghai by a Russian
Banker Who Left Pekln on the
7th of July.
By Cable to the Horning star.
London, July 28, The Daily MaiTa
Shanghai - correspondent telegraphs
that a Russian banker, who left Pekin
July 7th and arrived at Shanghai
Wednesday, July 25th, says that when
he left Pekin all the legations had
been destroyed. The full text of the
Daily MaiVs telegram is as follows:
"Shanghai, July 28, Newpapers
ere miblish a statement bv an influ
ential banker residing in Pekin, near
the British legation, who arrived in
Shanghai July 25th. having left Pekin
July 7th. He states that the legations
were then destroyed. All the foreigners
had diappeared and he could not say
positively if they had been murdered,
as he was too frightened to inquire."
' The MaiVs correspondent proceeds:
"Investigations prove this informa
tion is reliable. The banker in ques
tion has gone to Ning Po. His friends
will not disclose his name, fearing that
to do so would cause him to lose his
"The manager of the Bussian bank
at Shanghia has received a letter from
the bank's New Chwang branch, stat
ing that one of the Chinese .representa-'
tives from Felon who has just arrived,
confirmed the report or the rekin mas
sacre. He states that all the foreign
ministers were murdered. Seeing
death was inevitable as the Chinese
swarmed into the legation, the min
isters killed their families at the last
Sir Robert Hart, in despair, com
President McKinley has promul
gated an order drafted by the marine
hospital service, establishing a national
quarantine against Cape Nome and
Dutch Harbor, Alaska, on account of
the epidemic at those points. .
' A limited number of scholarships is
being offered by Littleton Female
College, Littleton, N. C, to young
ladies without property preparing to
teach who apply at once. The de
mand for teachers holding diplomas
from this institution has been increas
ing for several years and during the
past year went beyond the supply, t
SAYS MINISTERS ARE WELL
Imperial Edict by thfeXAinese Emperor
- That All Except German Minister
Are Alive. : V '
Washington, July 2a The Chi
nese minister came' to the State De
partment early, expressly, to deliver
an edict received by him to Secretary
Hay. It is similar in form to the edict
published yesterday in London. The
minister says that the only differences
are those involved in separate transla
tions. Mr. Wu's translation of Sheng's
dispatch is as follows: ' '
"Edict of 28th of the Bixthr moon
(July 24th) states that fortunately all
ministers, except Baron von Ketteler,
are alive and unhampered. They are
now being supplied with vegetables,
iruit an.a provisions oy me govern
ment to snow its sympathy for them
If Mr. Wu had any doubt as to
the safety of the ministers, it seems to
have been dissipated by this edict He
labored earnestly with Secretary Hay
to convince him that he was bound to
accept this official declaration of the
Chinese government. He pointed out
that this last declaration did not repre
sent merely the belief of a minor
official or a viceroy; it was the solemn
declaration of the Chinese govern
ment. The Secretary of State has received
a dispatch from Mr. ' Fowler, the
American consul at Che Foo, dated at
midnight on the 26th:
This morning, by request of the
allied admirals, I wired to , the gov
ernor (supposed to be Governor of
Shang Tung)-their wish to get news
from the ministers themselves. The
governor now replies:
"Have received to day an edict from
the Emperor saying that the ministers
are well. They are sending provisions
to the legations. Am confident min
isters - are out of distress and request
you (Fowler) to transmit this prelimi
nary announcement to admirals.
(Signed) "Yuan, Governor."
A later dispatch from Mr. Fowler,
dated 1 A. M., 27th, to the State De
partment, is as follows: .
"Another telegram from the gover
nors: 'Have just .received imperial
edict oL24th, saying the various minis
ters, excepting German, are well: and
some days ago had supplied provisions
to the legations. Am satisfied the min
isters are out of distress.
(8igned)- . "'Yuan.'"
The Secretary has also received a
cablegram from U. S. Consul MoWade
at Canton, stating that Viceroy Tak
assures him the ministers were all alive
and well on July 24th.
A GREAT AIR SHIP.
Trial Trip as Witnessed by U. S. Consul
Dubois, on Lake Constance,
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Washington, July 28. United
States Consul General Dubois, at St
Geall, has sent to the State Department
an interesting account of a trial of a
great air ship, witnessed by him, which
took place on te afternoon of July
2d, at Manzell, on Lake Constance,
The great ship, 407 feet long and 39
feet . in diameter, and contain
ing seventeen separate balloon com
partments filled with hydrogen gas,
was floated out upon the waters of the .
lake on a raft Count Zeppelin and
Mr. Eugene Wolf, the famous ex
plorer, together with Baron Bassus,
who accompanied the party as meto
roloftist, were in charge of the trial.
When all was made ready the
balances were adjusted so as to give
the ship an ascending direction, the
propellers were set in motion, and
with the wind blowing strongly at
twenty six feet per second the cigar
shaped vessel made a slow grace
ful ascent, and started on her
cruise through the air. For a'
totall distance of ten miles the
ship soared high above the lake,
reaching at one time an elevation of
thirteen hundred feet above its waters,
when it. suddenly stopped Bhort, set
tled gradually and floated safely on
the water. The case of the sudden
stoppage in its flight was a slight mis
hap to the steering apparatus, but this
happening created no danger, as the
vessel sank upon thn surface of the
lake without taking any water.
The trip consumed about fifty min
utes. The fastest time made was five
miles in seventeen and a half minutes.
The ship weighs 22,000 pounds and ,
cost considerably over $200,000.
QUIET IN NEW ORLEANS.
Fresh Outbreaks Reported
and Special Police Force Are )
Still on Duty.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
New Orleans, -July 28. Mob vio
lence seems to have spent itself, and
the city if not actually serene is at
least more quiet than it has been for
several days. No fresh outbreaks are
reported. The burning of the Thomas
Lafon schoollast night was evidently
the crowning piece of mob violence.
Mayor Capdeville believes that law
lessness such as that which has shocked
the community during the past few
days can only be suppressed with force.
He said to day that he had no inten
tion of disbanding the special police or
discharging the militia until the last
vestige of mob violence has disap
peared. Both of these branches of
martial government will be held in
readiness for several days.
Amongthe communications received
by the mayor to-day was an offer from
the "leading , citizens" of Tangipahoa
of a sufficient number of able bodied
men to "annihilate the negroes of
At police headquarters to-day every
thing seemed to be quiet . Affidavits
were made against tnose parties wno
were arrested yesterday charged of
harboring the negro Robert Charles.
The identification of the latter was
made complete and the negro will find
a resting place in Potters field. The
grand jury is investigating theotiots.
Sent to China to Ascertain Conditions for
Guidance of State Department.
Br Telegraph to the Heratng Star.
Washington, July 28. Special
Commissioner Bockhill- called at the
State Department this morning and
had a final conference with Secretary
Hay respecting his mission to China.
It was not deemed proper to make
public the exact instructions given
to Mr. Rockhill, but it in stated gen
erally that he is being sent out to
ascertain the condition, in unina ior
the guidance of the State department
and to serve as its direct representa
tive and that in case itjshould oe neces
sary hereafter to conduct negotationi
there instead of in Washington. There
also is the possibility that a commis
sioner will be required on the spot in
case anything in the nature of an in
ternational commission in created to
leal with the Chinese question. Mr.
bockhill left Washington this after
noon for the Pacific slope.