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THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.
Many of the Northern Republican
papers have expressed their views
on the election which took place in
this State last Thursday, and most
of them seem to have taken it for
granted that the Constitutional
amendment would be ratified and
; the Democratic State ticket elected
by fraud and intimidation. They
probably came, to this conclusion be
cause the fusion managers had given
out that they would carry the State
if there was a "free ballot and a fair
count." when they knew that they
could no more carry the S ate than
they could carry . the Blue Ridge
mountains on their backs. They
never had any hope of defeating tho
Democratic State . ticket from the
' beginning, nor of defeating the
amendment. The fact that they
nominated two State tickets is
proof that they had no' expectation
of electing either and that they had
no expectation of defeating the
amendment, is shown by the meth
ods they adopted in fighting it.
In pursuing these methods they
both contradicted and stultified
themselves and thus lost' instead of
making votes. The Populists when
among white voters of the Vest
argued that while the negroes would
. remain voters under it, the illiterate
white voters would be disfranchised,
and thii3 they weakened negro oppo
sit ion to it nd angered a good many
of the white voters by the insinua
tion that they and their children are
)es3 competent to learn to rearLand
write than the negrpes are. . ;
The Republican campaigners talk-
. ing to the negroes declared that the
Amendment would disfranchise
-them, that it discriminated against
them in favor of the ignorant white
man, and the illiterate white men
heard that and felt indignant that
these professed friends and defen
ders should insist upon patting them
on the same plane With the negroes
. and on their being disfranchised if
the negroes were. - 1
lThey blocked their own game,
too, wheu they asserted and per
sisted in asserting that the amend
ment would be declared unconsti
tutional, or that feature of it which
permitted the illiterate white men
to vote that it would be declared
null and rvoid and the rest would
r stand, and therefore they would
' lose their votes; while they told the
would be a good thing for North
Carolina, they were disgusted with
the trickery and hypocrisy of its
opponents, : and with the trading
methods adopted by which & mon
grel State ticket was put out in the
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eujYeubu. nour, ana ropuusts. are,
asked to support Republicans and
.Republicans Populists for the sole
purpose of sending Marion Butler
back to the Senate, who in return
was to reciprocate by working to
send Pritchard back when his turn
came. The people saw through all
that and hence thousands of them
holted the whole trading gang.
People who -understand the situation
can very easily account for the
large majority given last Thursday
for the constitutional amendment
and the - Democratic State ticket,
and if some of . these Northern edi
tors had been down here for a little
while before the election they would
understand it too, and see nothing
in the result to be surprised at.
A CHARACTERISTIC WHINE
On the night of the election when
he knew He and his gang were beat
en out of their boots, Marion Butler
sent a signed telegram to the Wash
ington Post, and . probably also to
other papers, asserting that if they
were not cheated in the count as
they probably would be, they would
de'eat the 'amendment by 60,000
majority, which was going 10,000
higher than the Democrats were fig
uring on for the amendment. But
ler knew as well as he knew that he
was in Raleigh when he . sent that
telegram that he was beaten, and
practically confessed .it many days
before the election. He must have
been as blind & a bat not td have
seen defeat in the outpourings, of
the people, in the immense
meetings in all sections of
the State in. such striking con
trast to the small gatherings that
met the Fusion speakers where they
appeared, and in the. enthusiasm for
the amendment and the Democratic
ticket, which increased from the be
ginning of the campaign and con
tinued to increase till it closed.
The success of the amendment
and of the Democratic ticket was in
the air, and so much in evidence
that no one of Ordinary' intelligence
for a moment doubted it after the
campaign had fairly opened. But
ler realized it, H'olton realized it,
and both showed that they did by
the . dejected countenances they
wore. For some days before the
election Butler had been acting
more like a lunatic at large than a
But they admitted defeat when
they practically abandoned the
fight against the amendment and
the State ticket and combined their
scheming and their effortffoh the
Legislature, hoping to . carry a ma
jority in that, thus thwaw the peo
ple and re-elect Butler to the Sen
As a proof that Butler does not
believe in the cry of being counted
out how did he expect to carry a
majority of the Legislature if the
Democrats, who, he says, had con
ROOSEVELT VS. ROOSEVELT.
Theodore Roosevelt is now the
typical expansionist, ; who being less
prudent than others goes further in
that direction than any other recog
nized spokesman of his party. iHe
Sol only believes : in and advocates
the doctrine of forcible expansion.
but denounces as "cowards" those
who differ from him.
He advocates this not only as to
the Philippines, but practically as
to China, where he thinks we ought
to f qllow"the example of the Euro
pean nations and do some grabbing
on our own account. He doesn't
exactly say as much but this is what
his language' means, if it means
But he was. not always that kind
of an expansionist. He wrote books
before he conceived an ambition for
national political honors. In some
of these books he has expressed him
self in - regard to expansion, and
Democrats are now confronting him
with some extracts from these books,
one of which, Jaken from his "Life
of Benton," is as follows. Referring
to the expansion sentiment in the
West just after the war with Mex
ico, ne says:
"The general feeling in the West
upon tais subject afterward crvstal-
ized into what became known as the
'manifest destiny' idea, which, reduced
to its simplest terms, was that it is our
manifest destiny to swallow up the
land or all adiominer nations too weak:
to withstand us. a theorv that forth
with obtained immense popularity
among all statesmen of easy "interna
tional morality 1 of
couise, no one would wish to see these
or any other settled communities now
added to xur domain by force we
waul no unwilling citizens to enter
"We Want no unwilling citizens,'
he said then, bnt the probabilities
are that he would reply to this by
saying that it isn't the intention to
make "citizens" out of the yellow
people in the Philippines, which, is
doubtless so for the intention seems
to be to hold them as subjects and
work them for our own gain. But
what is the use of quoting Roosevelt
the writer against Roosevelt the pol-
tician, or McKinley the President
against McKinley the politician?
ThejLare all built the same way.
There isn't one of the prominent
. 1 1 i 1 . t
expansionists in tne country wno
hasn't changed base; nor one who
would admit two years ago what he
now advocates. Less than two years
ago McKinley as President de
nounced as "criminal aggression"
the very course which he has since
as a politician been pursuing.
NEW HANOVER COUNTY VOTE.
TROUBLE IN BAYBORO
As Gathered Yesterday from the Official
Count of the Board of County Cm
vassers The Majorities.
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i a w s O w mp2oS
KEEPS ON CROWING! I i 1 1 5SI Ffl 1 1 FFI
The Majority for the Amendment
and State Ticket W01 Ex
ceed Fifty Thousands
Governor Russell Has Ordered
Newbern Naval Reserves .
to Pamlico Co.
ENDANGERED BY A MOB.
NEWS IS MORE GRATIFYING.
Thirty-six Democrats Elected to Senate
and Ten Republicans Members of "
House, Ninety-five Democrats
and Thirteen Republicans. '
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WORK OF MALCONTENTS.
trol of the noils, could count out a
negroea-that it would be declared I fosion majority of G0,000 and return
unconstitutional because it discrim-' I a Democratic majority of 50,000 or
inatod against them. They made
the mistake of supposing that the
average white man didn't have in
telligence enough to see how they
stultified and ' contradicted them
selves in what they advanced as
strong reasons against the amend
ment. Their action didn't accord
with their assertions, and the man
of average sense discovered the
duplicity of the . men who talked
one- way to white men, another- way
to negroes, and then stultified them-
- selves by declaring that the whole
thing which they were fighting was
unconstitutional and would fall to
pieces when subjected to' the test, of
These are some of the reasons
which drew thousands of votewto
,the amendment because they saw
that efforts were being made to
humbug them and they resented
the small estimate the opponents of
the amendihent put upon their in-
1 telligence.in thus" trying to humbug
. Tho Northern papers which at
, tribute tho result of the election to
intimidation and red shirts under
stand neither the situation, the
people nor the red' shirts, which
figured in only a com
small area of the State. In over
: four fifths of tho counties of the
State there was not a red shirt
visible and in those counties where
they were worn they- were worn by
comparatively few men and not a
single voter refrained from-voting
wrought fear of the red shirt or
anything else, as proof of which,
notwithstanding the large number
I of-counties .in which no red shirt
wa visible, notwithstanding the
warmness of the campaign and the
wik oi violence, there never was a
quieter or more orderlyelection in
"e state. -
1 he fact is that aside from the
morer it tnis were so wnere was nis
chance of capturing the Legislature?
He discredits himself by this sense
less chatter. If the Northern papers
know Batler as well as he is known
in this State thev wouldn't pay the
slightest attention to his telegrams,
which carry their own contradiction
Democrats Fired Into Prom Ambush While
Returning From Election in Robeson
, County Bloodhounds Wanted.
Special Star Telegram.
Lumbebton, N. 0., August 3. In
formation reached here this morning
of ah outrageous . occurrence as St.
Pauls, this county, Thursday night.
Mr. N. A. Mclntire, a prominent citi
zen and Democrat of St. Paul's town
ship, while returning from a nearby
voting precinct, was fired into from
ambush while riding along in hia
buggy about one mile from St. Paul's
village. Four shots pf large size
lodged in his arm and his hat was shot
irom his head. The buggy wasrvir-
tually demolished by the shots. Mr.
Mclntire dropped into the body of his
bu ear v and the firing ceased. He is
not dangerously wounded. About fif
teen minutes later Messrs. S. F. Tolar,
C. P. Jackson, Gray Tolar, and
another Democrat whose name is un
known, were passing the same spot
and theyt too, were fired into from
ambush, about ten shots having been
exchanged. - They escaped without
serious iDiury. Fayetteville and
Florence have been wired for blood
The State press is paving some
warm and merited tributes to Hon.
F. M. Simmons, Chairman of the
Democratic State Committee, for his
tireless work and able management
of the campaign which ended in such
a blaze of glory for the Democracy of
this State and for white supremacy.
No man ever worked harder, more
persistently, faithfully or zealously
than he did from the day the cam
paign opened ' until the result was
announced, and the glorious victory
won is in no small degree attributa
ble to his watchful alertness and
superb management, in organizing
the lines and selecting the leaders.
There are thonsands who deserve
praise for good and patriotic work,
but there can be no too warm tribute
x- i I paid, or too free recognition made of
paratively f raTA bis
people and the State by this, tireless,
able, matchless organizer ana leader,
whose record of valuable services has
culminated in thisgrandest of victo-ries.
Some of the Republican papers
are beginning to insist that if Koose
velt persists in conducting a personal
oratorical campaign he be assigned
to and kept in Oklahoma, Arizona
and New Mexico, where the cowboy
style of oratory and campaigning
may suit better than it does among
thoroughly rational and more sensi
Has Been Called to Meet in Wilmington
August 1 1 to Mr. Bellamy Will
Have No Opposition.
Mr. W. C. Maxwell, of Charlotte,
chairman of the Congressional Execu
tive Committee, has telegraphed W.
B. McKoy, Esq., of this city, secreta
ry, to call the convention of the Sixth
Congressional District to be held in
Wilmington on Saturday, July 11th
at 4P.M. Mr. McKoy has complied
with the request and the contention
will be held as stated.
Mr. Bellamy, without a doubt, will
meet with no opposition for re
nomination. Nearly every'county in
the district has instructed for him and
endorsed his action in every particular
in the present Congress. Those coun
ties which failed to instruct for him did
so through oversight, or as the secreta
rv of the Columbus County Conven-
tion wrote: t "We thought it unneces
(mrv to instruct for Congress, as Col
umbus is always solid for a second
tAm when our Coneressman does
Died at Hertford, N. C.
New was received in the city yes
terday of the death at Hertford, N. C,
of Mrs. Elizabeth Jocelyn Tolson,
wife of the Rev. George M. Tolson
and daughter of the late William
Beaton. Mrs. Tolson was a native of
this city and was a sister of Mrs. J. V.
Grainger, Mrs. Isaac Bates and Mrs.
Walter Smallbones. The bereaved
members of the family have the sincere
sympathy of many friends.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh. N. C, August 3. Thirty
six Senators elected are Democratic,
nine Republican, five doubtful in
the 14th, 19th, 22nd and 34th districts.
The chances against us in tha first and,
last, and for us in the others named.
Ninety-four members of the House
are Democratic, 16 Republicans, ten
doubtful being Ashe, Brunswick,
Chatham, Clay, Dare, Graham, Tran
sylvania, Yancey and Moore.
The majority for the amendment is
about fifty-3eveu thousand; for the
State ticket about sixty thousand.
Raleigh, August 3, 12 midnight.
Corrected returns, to-night, show that
the Legislature will stand as follows:
House Democrats, 95 ; Republicans,
13; doubtful, 12. Senate Democrats,
36; Republicans 10; doubtful, 4 In
most of the doubtful counties and dis
tricts the Republicans Wilt winr
though it will take the official count
to decide. "
The returns from the west indicate
that the Amendment " will run 5,000
behind the ticket.
The majority in the State will be at
least 50,000 for the amendment; proba
bly more. The figures at Democratic
headquarters to-night are 58,743, with
several western counties to hear
Report From Charlotte.
Charlotte, N. C, August 3. A
special to the Observer from Raleish
"The Democrats rejoiced quietly all
over North Carolina to day. The re
turns to-night show that Democratic
majorities aggregate 64,676 and Fusion
majorities 6,125, making the net Dem
ocratic majority 59,553. There will be
contests in several counties, there be
ing alleged irregularities in Randolph
and Harnett and smaller, ones in
Wilkes and Chatham. In the latter
county, .at Congressman At water's
precinct, the Fusion stronghold, the
Fusionists are reported to have as
saulted the election officers, smashed
the ballot boxes and burned the bal
The returns show that to the Senate
there are elected thirty-eight Demo
crats and nine Fusionists, with three
seats doubtful, and the House fifty-
nine Democrats and thirteen Fusion
ists, while, twelve seats are in doubt.
Talk to-day was about national politics.
This grew out of a rumor that Senator
Butler had declared North Carolina's
electoral vote should be cast for Mc
Kinley. Chairman Simmons said at
Democratic headquarters to-night that
the State's vote would be cast for
Bryan beyond a doubt.
Mecklenburg, Edgecombe and Kobe-
son are the banner counties, so far as
the vote on constitutional amendment
is concerned. Each gave it 3,500 major
ity; New Hanover ranking second
with 3, 410. There will be only two
Populists in the Legislature; both are
from Senator Butler's county.
Burgaw, August 3. Returns from
ten precincts in fender county and
a conservative estimate of the result
at the two i remaining precincts show
a majority of 1,003 for the Amendment,
1,013 for the State ticket and approxi
mately 1,100 for the county officers.
Elizabethtown, Aug. 3. Bladen's
Democratic majorities are: Amend
ment, 218; State ticket, 226; county
ticket, 325 to 600.
Sotjthpobt. Auzust 8. Three lower
townships of this county give McNeill
between 600 and 700 majority. The
amendment is in doubt The entire
Fusion county ticket is elected. Jen
nett, Populist,"for the Senate, is possU
bly defeated in? the county. The above
are semi-official returns. Exact figures
cannot be obtained.
NewbeenJ N. C. August 3. The
I S I S S 5 1 Comml8slon'r.
Election Board Held In Court House by. I
Mob Led by Sheriff Trouble Be
tween Democrats and Popu
lists With Republicans
Special Star Telegram.
Newbern, N. C, August 4 mid
night. Upon word from Governor
Russell the Newbern Naval Reserves
will leave for Bayboro, Pamlico coun
ty. The Election Board is held in the
court house there by a mob led by the
sheriff, threatening the lives of mem
bers of the board. The 'phone wire
has been cut between Bayboro and Al
liance. Citizens appealed for aid and"
Russell has ordered the reserves to go
and protect lives and property. Ap
prehensions are grave. The fight is
between Democrats ' and Democrats
who fused with Pops and Republicans.
Throwing out Bayboro's vote and giv
ing the regular Democrats office is the
cause of the trouble. .
FURTHER ELECTION RETURNS
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Wake County's Official Vote Chairman
Simmons Letter Concerning Pederal
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RETURNS FROM BRUNSWICK.
Entire Fusion Ticket Elected-Amendment
Defeated by 143 Majority. '
Southport, N. C, August 4. The
entire Fusion ticket i elected in this
county by the following majorities:
Walker, sheriff, 132 ; Brooks, treasurer,
124; commissioners, 62 to 96; Taylor,
register of deeds, 70; McNeill, for the
Legislature, 398. The Amendment is
defeated by 143. Jenerett, Populist,
for the Senate, has 28 majority Over
Morton in this county. Confusion
over McNeill in the lower townships
undoubtedly was the cause of the bad
showing made by poor old Brunswick.
Bound Over to Court
Riley Smith, the young white man
who it is alleged several months ago
cut and severely wounded Lonnie Gur
ganus, also white, waived examination
before Justice McGowan yesterday
and gave bond in the sum of $50 for
his appearance at Criminal Court
Monday. Young Gurganus was cot
expected to live for along while and
yesterday was the first time he was
sufficiently recovered to attend the
CHARGED WITH SWINDLING.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, August 4. The
official vote for Wake is: For Amend
ment, 1,190 majority; for Aycock,
1,384 majority. The majority for the
legislative ticket is 1,270. The county
tieketis Democratic by, 1,426 majority.
Chatham county elects a Democratic
senator and two representatives and
register of deeds. The rest is Fusion.
Dare county is Democratic, as is also
Watauga is Republican.
Butler is advising contests where
ever his people can find any grounds
Chairman Simmons yesterday sent
out to county chairmen a letter, in
which he says that the election having
been won he now wishes to take up
the matter of meddlesome interference
of Federal officeholders. He' adds:
"We had as well settle this question
once for all, and know whether the
people are to be allowed to manage
their local affairs, or the Federal office
holders." He, therefore, asks county
chairmen to send him as early as pos
sible any information in the shape of
personal statements or affidavits,
"showing the meddlesome interference
of Federal officeholders in the politics
of your county."
V WARM WIRELETS.
Mmply Confirms Returns Gathered from
Private Sources Contest fokthe
Pursuant to provisions of the el
tion law framed by the Legislature oi
1900, the Board of County Canvassers
met Saturday at noon in the grand
jury room of the Court House, went
carefully over the returns of Thurs
day's election and declared the result
as published elsewhere in the columns
in tabulated form. The amendment
vote was reduced 2 by official returns
from Federal Point township, but oth
erwise the vote was exactly as pub
lished by the Star the morning after
the election. -
Upon the assembling of the Board
Saturday, Mr. 8. H. Fishblate was
made chairman, Mr. W. A. Wright
secretary, and Capt A. L. DeRosset
assistant secretary. At 2 o'clock in
the af ternoon a recess was taken until
- P. M., when the work was com
pleted. Itisa statement fairly and
honestly voted and counted and
should be, gratifying to every loyal
white ma in the city of Wilmington.
The contest was extremely close for
the White Supremacy banner offered
by the Executive Committee and the
line of achievement' by the various
wards was so materially different that
it was decided yesterday to award ban
ners to the three wards laying claim
to the banner originally offered, and
that each of these ba givt-for the
special distinction attained. . Ttie for
mal award will . be made Wednesday
night, at 8.30 o'clock, from the tour
nament grand stand on Market street
and a large crowd will witness the
ceremonies attendant thereto.
The First Ward will be presented
with a banner appropriately designed
for the largest Democratic gain and
all round good work in the campaign.
The Fifth Ward will receive the ban
ner for the largest Democratic ma
jority given in Jihe election and the
Third Ward will be given the original
banner offered for the casting of the
largest per centage of the registered
vote. The exercises Wednesday night
will be interesting and the public is
The news from Sampson Saturday
was that the canvassing board was in
session at night. It is believed the
Fourteenth State Senatorial District,
comprising the counties of Sampson,
Bladen and Harnett, will give a ma
jority for Messrs. J. W S. Robinson
and George H. Currie, the Demo
Sanford JZxpress: Crops are
looking fine since the good rains of last
week. EarJv corn was damaged by
f the dry weather, but the late crop
promises to be good. .The cotton crop
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Rocky Mount Motor: Mr. C. H.
-vTvy it) ; Harris, tne cnampton me J ion grower,
ViJ has pulled melons this season which
tipped the scales at 65 pounds,: and
numbers of them weighed as much as '
45 pounds. . I
Scotland Neck Commonwealth:
Sunday night about 10 o'clock Mr.
Henry Baker, an ex-Confederate sol If
dier well known in this community,
died at Mr. Barfield's. - He waT-about
75 years oldjand fought in the war
'61 to '65 and carried an empty sleeve
as a mark of bis suffering..
Columbus News: Mr. Frank
Pierce, an old and highly respected
Uzen of tnis county, died at bis home
tt$ar here last Sunday morning of
cancer of the throat. Mr. Pierce was.
abottf seventy years of age aud was a
member of the Board and County
Commissioners for several years.
WMonnt Airy News: The im
provement in the condition of the com
crop is wonderful. Only early corn
suffered during the dry weather. '
We heard a prominent tobacco man
remark a few days ago that : the out
look for a good tobacco crop was less
promising than he had seen it at this
season in ten years.
Concord Standard: r We are
told that near Wadeville in Mont
gomery county Wednesday morning
just before day some disturbance '
occured between some white men with
red shirts and some- negroes and the
latter fired on the white men, and one
Mr. Parish of Moore county, was
severely, if not fatally wounded. Now
there is a hunting party for the three
negroes involved and the chances are
bab if they are caught.
Wilson Times: Last week Mr.
W. B. Barnes, our, clever Register of
Deeds, showed us a paper which re
quired $18,000 worth of revenue
stamps before it could be registered.
This paper is a mortgage contract be
tween the various lines composing the
recently combined Atlantic Coast Line
System, and had to be registered in
each county through which these lines -run.
Few people have seen a mort
gage which required $18,000 worth of
lIUMKUUUi All 'f - sjk
Democratic State and County tickets
and amendment are safe in Craven by
a majority of at least 1,500. Carteret
is safe by 150 to 200.
Cunton, August 3.:-Sampson has
gone Fusion; majority not definitely
known, anywhere from 300 to 700; all
townships not in yet. Herring town
ship's voting place was in a house.
While election officers were counting
the votes boards were pulled off and
Populists came in; the officers refused
to continue j the count. They have
not yet reported, but am expecting
official news Any minute.
DUBLIN COUNTY. .
. Kknansville, August 3. Complete,
semi-official j returns from Duplin
county sholf a majority for the
Amendment of 739. The estimated
majority of Aycock and the State,
County and Legislative tickets, is
jAOKSOKVUiLK, -August S. Semi
official count gives an Amendment
majority in Onslow of 800. Cottnty
. and Legislative ticket equally as safe.
Rev. Henry M. Wharton, of Baltimore, Ar
rested at Ocean City, N. J.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
New York, August 4. Rev. Henry
M. Wharton, D. D., of Baltimore, was
placed under- arrest at Ocean City,
N. J., to-day. Dr. Wharton is charged
by Miss Somers, of Ocean City, with
obtaining money under false pretences.
Dr. Wharton came to Ocean Grove at
the close of the Spanish-American war
and agitated a home for destitute, and
orphan children. Miss Somers, it is
said, offered a home for the purpose.
The house was to be put in trust, but it
is alleged that Dr. Wharton secretly
had the property made over to him
self. Miss Somers claims that she
signed the agreement without taking
the precaution of reading the papers.
It is further alleged that iu Virginia
Dr.Wharton borrowed $5,000 on the
property, but at the request of the doc
tor the mortgage was never recorded.
Later, it is claimed, he borrowed a
further sum pt"$8,e00 from A. W.
Cooper, of Baltimore, using the prop
erty to effect it.
TORNADO IN NORTH DAKOTA.
Hundreds of Dwellings and Barns Wreck
ed Many Persons Injured.
By Teiesxapn to tne Horning Star.
Grand Forks, ND., August 4.
A tornado, accompanied by terrific hail
and rain storm, started near Thomp
son, N. D., at 7 o'clock this morning
and swent to the northwest through
Archfarm county and many thriving
settlements, across into Minnesota,
where it spent its fury in the Red Lake
A strm of country, varying from
eight to ten miles in width and a hun
dred miles in length, was torn by the
furious winds. Houses were par
tially wrecked and hundreds of barns
were torn to nieces. The remainder
of the wheat and oat crops, which were
aooui nan narvesieo, was puuuuou mtu
the ground by the halL Fortunately,
no persona were killed, outright, al
though many received in juries which
.will undoubtedly result in death.
The board of health of Macon, Ga.,
has decided not to quarantine against
the yellow fever at Tampa.
The Secretary of the Navy has ex
tended the contract time on the battle
ship Kentucky and the Kearsarge.
.Former Congressman Perry Bel
mont, of New York, has offered his
services to the State and National
Representative Hard wick will intro
duce into the next session of the
Georgia Legislature a bill providing
a constitutional amendment similar
in form and provisions to that adopted
in the Old North State.
The coal miners of Alabama have
accepted a reduction of 21 cents per
from August 1. Under the con
tract that went into effect July 1, the
maximum price to be paid for digging
coal is to be 55 cents a ton.
Dredge Boat No. 2, owned by Rit
tenhouse Moore was consumed by fire
in the middle of Tampa bay yesterday
morning. Twenty persons were
aboard when the fire began but were
rescued by two tugs which came to
The Southern Railway Company
has issued an order restoring the pay
of locomotive engineers employed by
the company to the rate which pre
vailed before their wages were cut ten
per cent about seven years ago.
The collier Southery, now at the
Norfolk iitt vard. probably will soon
be placed in commission. The
Southery has a capacity of 3,000 tons
and carries two 3 pounders. She is
destined for service on the China
' Prince Eny Wha, second son of the
Emperor of Corea, arrived at San Fran
cisco on the steamer City Of Pekin en
route to Raanoke, Va., to enter col
lege. He was accompanied by Sin
Feh Moo, a member of the Corean le
gation at Washington;
A Chattanooga telegram says that a
man entered the postoffice at Mulat,
Fla., last night, smashed the windows
and doors, destroying some of the con
tents othe building and threatened the
life of the postmaster. It is., further
stated that the postmaster has become
terror-stricken and fled and that no
one is in charge of the office.
The weekly bank statement shows
the following changes: Surplus re
serve, increase $1,608,900; loans, in
crease $2,596,200; specie, increase
$2,188,900; legal tenders, increase
$1,080,200; deposits, increase $6,640,
800; circulation, increase $1,387,700.
The banks now hold $29,144,875 in
excess of the requirements of the 25
per cent. rule.
Campaign CIosed-The Democratic Ticket
Will Win There is Very Little
By Telegraph to the Morning star.
Birmingham, Ala., August 4. The
State campaign closed in this State to
day and the election takes place Mon
day. The Democratic ticket' headed
by Colonel W. J. Samfor. for Gov
ernor, will win. In a number of
counties in the State there is no oppo
siton to the Democratic ticket in most
of the others the opposition has) made
only a pretence of a fight. Should
every Populist and Republican
legislative candidate be elected
the Democrats would still control the
next General Assembly. The principal
point or tne campaign was a constitu
tional convention and it is claimed by
the Democratic committee that there
will not be thirty members in the next
Legislature who will oppose submit-'
ting the question to a vote of the peo
ple. In Jefferson, the most populous
county in the State, with one State
Senator and six Representatives, there
is no opposition to the Democratic
A great many negroes are openly
advocating the election of the Demo
cratic ticket. Chairman Smith, of the
Democratic campaign committee.stated
to-night that the Democrats would
carry every county in the State for
both State and county tickets.
Chairman Conway, of the Republi
can campaign committee, says the Re
publicans will carry forty-six of the
SUPPLY OF COTTON
XMd8boro Argus: Old uncle
Elishs) Holland, of Great swamp town
ship, who is 95 years old, and his son
Thomas Holland, aged 73 years, ' and
his grandson Willis Holland, aged
53 years, and his great grand- son, -George
Holland, aged 21 years, are in
the city, rejoicing over Governor Ay
cock's big majority, at the polls yester
day. They all supported the amend
ment and the Democratic ticket. Un
cle Elisha Holland has as many as 150
children, grand children and great
Southport Standard: The rain
on last Saturday and Sundy broke one
of the longest droughts that was ever
witnessed by the peopleNf Brunswick
county. They think generally that
the crops or county are cut snort one
third of what they would have been .
with good seasons. Woods by the
drougth were in a highly inflammable
conditions, which resulted in some
fires. On last Saturday while
some of the County candidates were
speaking at Shallotte, a storm came up
and lightning struck :a tree to which
a horse, owned by Mr. George Stanley,
was hitched. The tree was a tall pine
standing in front of Mr. R. V. Leon
ards' store, the horse was instantly
killed, and the speaking was stopped
by the storm.
EMPEROR WILLIAMS' POLICY.
Not in Accord With His Prime Minister's
Views Regarding ' China More
Troops to Be Raised.
The World's Visible Secretary Hester's
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
New Orleans, August 3. Secretary
Hester's statement of the world's sup
ply of cotton shows the total visible
of cotton to be 1,350,234 bales against
1,413,675 last week and 2,990,621 last
year. Of this the total of American
cotton is 828,234 ales, against 881,675
last week and 2,244,621 last year, and
of all other kinds, including Egypt,
Brazil, India, etc., 522,000 bales, against
532,000 last week and 746,000 last year.
Of the world's visible supply as
above there is now afloat and held in
Great Britain and Continental Europe
824,000 bales, against 1,858,000 last
year; in Egypt, 65,000 bales, against
68.000: in India. 288.000 bales, against
472,000, and in the United States 173,
000 bales, against 593,000.
Br Cable to the Morning Btar.
Berlin, August 4. In official cir
cles here it is stated, that there is a
strong divergence on the subject of the
policy regarding Chioa between the
Emperor and the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, Count von Buelow, the latter
being aware that Germany's aims at
obtaining suitable satisfaction in China
are seriously hampered by the Em
peror's impulsive utterances.- It ia-"
further stated that hot words have al
ready passed between the Emperor
and Count von Buelow on that subject
- The Associated Press correspondent
here understands that before the ad
vance upon Pekin was definitely de
cided upon, the powers concluded that
hereafter they would not consider the
Chinese thirdhand advances, because
it has now been shown, that the
Chinese government is not willing to
allow the legations to freely commu
nicate with their home governments.
The conclusion was also reported,
unanimously by the powers, that Li
Hung Chang was playing false, hiB
main object being to retard or frustrate
the advance on Pekin by various ruses
of which Chinese statecraft is . al
ways a master.
The latest news on the poinUof rais
ing more troops has been given by the
Frankfurt Zeitung, saying that despite
the absence of official admission of the
fact, it is certain that three other large '
steamers of the North German Lloyd
line have been Chartered for Septem
ber and that in the cabinet an order is
impending for the formation of a corps
of 10,000 men. Opposition papers
criticise this because the Reichstag has
not been asked to sanction the step,
and point out that another heavy army
increase will be asked at the Fall ses
sion of the Reichstag for the organiza
tion of a colonial reserve army.
LEPROSY IN THE PHILIPPINES.
YELLOW FEVER SITUATION.
FIRE AT ASHLAND, WIS.
A Million Dollars Worth of Property De
stroyed In the Lumber District.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Ashland, Wis., August 4. A
round million dollars' worth of prop
erty was destroyed by fire in the lum
ber district of this city to-day. The
flames were checked after three hours'
struggle, and before they reached the
valuable saw mills and ore docks
along the water front Thewind fav
ored the fire-fighters during the after
noon and probably nothing else saved
the property along the water's edge
and perhaps a good part of the city.
No New Cases Reported at Tampa Ex
citement There is Decreasing
Bv Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Tampa, Fla., August 4. The fever
situation here is unchanged and no
new cases are reported.
: State Health -Officer J. Y. Porter
and Assistant Surgeon General White
of the Marine Hospital Service, arrived
here to-day but have no report yet
A number of people have left on
outgoing trains and many are also
leaving in vehicles, going through the
country. The excitement is decreas
ing. . . fv
Worse Still She "How dread
ful it would be if one'were suddenly
to find one's self in the clutches of a
shark." He "I wouldn't worry me;
I once borrowed money from a phil
anthropist" Brooklyn Life
Efforts to Be Made to Prevent Farther
Spread of the Disease.
- By Telegraph to the Morning Star. '
.Washington, August 4i-rGeneral
MacArthur has convened a board, con
sisting of Major Louis H. Maus. Sur
geon Captain George P. Ahearn,
Ninth infantry, and Captain W. E.
Horton, assistant" quartermaster, to
select an island in the Philippine
archipelago for the segregation of
lepers, to prepare plans and estimates
for suitable buildings thereon, and
estimates of salaries for the officers and
employes. The board is also charged ,
with fixing the ration - and other
allowances for the support of such
leper colony. This action was taken
in view of the large number of people
in the Philippines who are afflicted
with leprosy, and who are reported as
a menace to public health. Efforts are
being made to prevent the further
spread of the disease.
Mismanagement "The trouble
about Nero," said Senator Sorghum,
"was that' the people around him
didn't know how to manage him. AH
that was needed was a little tact and
diplomacy." "What would you have
suggested?"' "I would simply have
got the capitalists together and
made arrangements to present aero
with a block of stock in every
insurance company in Rome. Then
he wouldn't have had the heart to set
fire to the town."-- Washington Star.
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