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THE UNKNOWN QUANTITIES.
I Us the- unknown quantities that
are perplexing the political cam
paign managers this year. This is
true of all campaigns but it is more
so this year than ever before, be
cause these unknown quantities ex
ist in elements which -were four years
ago found supporting the Republi
o:in candidate for the Presidency.
It is the uncertainty as to where the
bulk of these will be found at next
election, that is giving the Republi
c.vx managers so much concern,
while the Democratic managers feel
hopeful if not absolutely confident
th.it a very considerable number of
them will desert McKinley and sup
port Hry an, enough of them to turn
tho scales and elect him. That the
result of the election will turn upon
the action of these now unknown
quantities is generally conceded,
and that is-whjr'so much effort is
being imaile by the Republican man-
II agersto hold these elements in line,
y and bythc Democratic managers to
wiu yu-i'iu. ;;
This, no doubt, accounts for why
Mr Bryan in his Indianapolis
speech devoted himself almost -x-f
cliisively to the discussion of the
question of forcible expansion. If
this were the only issue McKinley
aron'M be beaten before the campaign
be;'.in, for there is little question
t!i it the conscience of av large : ma
jority of-American voters is against
t!i;it. Proof of this i3 furnished in
tin; efforts of the Republicari mana
gers to make the silver question the
paramount issue and thus subordi
nate the question of imperialism.
II which tiiey feel to bo a dangerous
one, oho that will not stand the test
ef full and free discussion.
For some time they have been try
ing to work up a scare among, what
they call the "sound money" voters,
namely, the gold Democrats whoiq
voted for McKinley four years agcT
or for Palmer and Backner,. which
wa3 practically the same thing, and
the UepubUcan anti-imperialists who
vote l for McKinley then, but are
showing a disposition to break away
from himnour on the expansion issue.
It is said that the anti-Imperialist
Laau-j numbers a membership of
about .0Q,000. Its greatest strength
i3 in thoEa3tern States, where the
Republican majorities are sufficient
ly large to make them safe for the Re
publicans, regardless of the way the
anti Imperialists may vote, but they
are not entirely satisfied of that for
they have forced Senator Iloar to
take part in the campaign and stul
tify himself by speaking for McKin
ley, whose expansion policy he con
demned in the Senate as the" sum
of human villainies. - They have en
deavored to press Thomas B. Reed
into the service' in Maine, but he is
"too busy," and they have sent as a
defender into that State Mr. Bar
rett, ex-Minister to Siam, who we
believe was once & Democrat, but is
now a McKinley expansionist. The
fact that they deem it necessary to
defend the policy of expansion in'a
section so distinctly ' Republican
shows that they are fearful even of
But of all the uncertain factors it
is the German American vote which
is giving the Democrats the most
hope and the Republicans the most"
concern, "for there are enough of
these in the debatable States to turn
the scales if they vote with anything
approximating solidity. To a man,
almost, the Germans are what are
called "sound money" men and hence
appeal are now being made to them
to continue their support of McKin
ey on the ground that there is noth-
- mg in imperialism and the election
i bryan will ultimatelymean free
silver. What effect this is going to
nave remains to be seen. If they can
to pursuaded of that the possibili
;tlea are that the bulk of the German
American voters can be kept inline
fr McKinley, but if the Republican
8care-makers fail in this it is equally
Wain that tho bulk of this vote
Wl11 8 for Bryan, and if it does it is
equally certain that ho will be
Xew 'York will be a battle
Pound but the, battle 'royal will be
" JJe Central Western States. One
the reasons that makes the Dem
Y 80 hopeful of, carrying New
'k is the feeling of the German-
Americans of that state, in the in
terior of the Stato which is nomal
ly Republican. But it is in the
Western States where this vote is
regarded as theneciding faction and
where the greatest - efforts will be
made to hold or capture it. To
give some idea as to the importance
of this vote in these 'states we pub
lish the following table giving the
number of German-Americans, the
number of German-American voters,
and the number the Democrats must
gain over the last election to elect
Bryan, assuming , that McKinley
does not draw "votes from other
sources to offset losses.
Ak, . Population. Vote, most gain.
OnlO .....807,000 181,400 &.000
iR?Ia.na 821,000 64,000 9,000
I!nol8 962,000 192,001 72 000
Michigan 880,009 76,000 89 000
Wisconsin 751,090 150,000 52000
Minnesota 8344109 66.800 gr.coo
. ,, Nebraska has 196,000 Germans
with 39,200 votes, Kansas 150,000
with 20,000 votes, but Bryan carried
both of these States four years ago
so that it is not necessary to . draw
heavily on the German vote to carry
them this year; If the German
sentiment is so antagonistic to ex
pansion as it is represented to be,
and they be not terrorized by the
free silver scare, there is enough in
these figures not only to inspire the
Democrats with hope, but to make
them feel very sanguine of carrying
many if not all of them for Bryan.
TION. , Since the New York Sun threw
off its Democratic disguise and went
over to the Republican party it has
been one of the most vindictive and
malignant slanderers of the South
published in the North. It has on
several occasions since the recent
election shown its malignancy and
disregard for the truth. The fok
lowing is a sample:
', "A Raleigh dispatch to the Rich
mond Times is a sufficient cmnmen
tary upon the 'election' in North Car-
olina. The Democrats of that State
elected to disfranchise most of the
negroes, donned red shirts, loaded
their 'guns,' and demonstrated to
everybody who had a rational desire
for longevity that it wasn't safe to op
pose the North Carolina constitutional
amendment that wipes out two amend
ments to the Constitution of the Uni
" 'The Democratic victory of yester
day,' says the Times' dispatch, 'will
sum up between 50,000 and 60,000 for
the State ticket and the amendment.
Fifty, or sixty thousand, seventy or
eighty thousand, what difference does
it make? The indications are that the
victory shall be large enough to carry
the amendment and . to carry terror
into the hearts of those who op
No man expects justice or fair play
for the South in political matters,
from the partisan Republican organs
of the North, for there never was an
election in the South in which the
Democrats were victories when the
victory was not attributed to intimi
dation, violence, shot-guns, &c.
That's an old story and we do not
expect anything else, but a paper
claiming a reasonable amount of re
spectability should have some regard
for the truth.
If the Sun was half as anxious to
learn the truth about North Caro
lina as it to misrepresent her people
it could very easily have learned
why the the constitutional amend
ment and the Democratic State
ticket were carried by such a large
majority, in which there is nothing
surprising when not only the Dem
ocrats of the Stato voted for them
but nearly all the Populists and
thousands of Republicans including
thousands of negroes. There never
was a quieter election in the . State,
not because there were shotguns in
it,but because tho opposition was
indifferent and lost respect for their
leaders whose pretty .dickering to
hold office disgusted even .the rank
The1 Sun knows, or should know,
11 this and yet it proceeds with its
deliberate, cold blooded, malicious
misrepresentation. But with what
grace does this sort of slander come
from a paper which when posing as
a Democratic paper, and not wishing
to support Cleveland for the Presi
dency, made its fight for the Dem
ocracy On Negro Domination in the
South, which was its slogan during
the entire campaign.
Patrick Henry McGuire, of New
York, bears a good name and has
recently achieved fame as a. sprinter.
He is 84 years old and passes most
of his time reading under the shade
of the trees in Central Park. The
other day a crowd Of bad boys con
cluded they would tease him, and
during the performance one of them
threw a stone which struck him.
They old matt dropped his book,
they scattered and he gave chase for
two blocks when he captured the
one who threw the stone and handed
him over to a policeman, and then
returned and resumed his reading.
Willie Sing, a ConnecticnTchina
man, isn't paying much .attention to
the racket the Boxers are raising,
but devotes it to raising truck to
feed the denizens of Bristol. Among
his products are heads of lettuce as
big as cabbage heads and Weighing
ten pounds. He is a daisy on
miscellaneous greens, ' too.
THEY KNEW IT.
We clip the following from the
"Editor Click, of the Hickory Mer
cury, who has been assistant editor of
the Caucasian during the campaign,
was in Salisbury last night on his way
to Raleigh. Mr. Click says the result
of the, election' was not a surprise at
Populist' headquarters, as It was teen
several days before the election how
things were going."
Mr. Click was assistant editor of
the Caticasian; he knew what was
going on at the Populist headquar
ters, and he tells us that the result
of the election was not a surprise to
Marion Butler and his assistants in
these headquarters, for they antici
pated the result several days before
the election. Nearly every intelli
gent person in the State knew that
they had given up hope of defeating
either the amendment or the State
ticket, and yet Marion Butler had
the gall on the night of the election,
when the returns were coming in
and when it,was pretty well known
in Raleigh how the election
had gone, to send a signed telegram
to the Washington Post claiming
the State by a "majority of 00,000,
provided the fusionists were not
cheated in the count. This in the
face of the fact acknowledged by
his assistant, Click,1 that he had
given up the election and knew how
it was going several days before.
When he knew how it was going
he sent out circulars begging con
tributions, assuring those he wrote
to that the prospects for victory
were bright, and when his only ob
ject in soliciting these contributions
could have been to use them in
trying to carry a majority in the
Legislature, which would have in
sured his return to the Senate. Con
sidering his deliberate misrepresen
tations and his deception' of his own
people all that is left of Marion
Butler is a nauseating odor, j . '
Mr. Bryan's speech appears
of appalling length, but no one who
readsbeyond the opening-paragraphs
will put it aside before he has reach
ed tho end. It is an- exceedingly
able speech, clear, coherent and log
ical and an earnest as eloquent, and
all the more forcible -because- it is
confined closely to one subject,
which he takes as' the significant
leading issue that typifies all the
general issues of the campaign.
Philadelphia Times, hid.
The great speech delivered by
Mr. Bryan in Indianapolis yesterday
will ring through the nation with a
force which? will attract the atten
tion of the people. The speech is
notable for' its omissions as well . as
for the point which it makes proper
ly prominent, and it fixes the issue
for the campaign with a clearness
which cannot be mistaken. , It is a
complete answer to the inquiry in
The New York Commercial Adver
tiser: "Is there any difference be
tween the Bryanism of 1900 and of
1896?" Atlanta Constitution, Dcm.
The democratic Jparty can
well rest contented with the presen
tation of the issue of imperialism
made by Mr. Bryan in his speech at
Indianapolis yesterday. it is the
most complete and logical argu
ment which has yet been submitted.
If any evidence were needed to prove
Mr. Bryan's ability, it is amply
found in this address. Mr. Rryan's
speech irlong, but it is worth read
ing. It is the ablest, almost logical,
and thoughtful, as well as the most
adroit and plausible, presentation of
the question-of imperialism which
has yet been submitted to the Amer
can people. Washington Post, Ind.
NEW ROUTE ESTABLISHED.
Calabash and Little River, S. C, Have
Improved Postal Facilities Instruc
tions About Rural Delivery.
The Wilmington and Little River
Transportation Company has been
awarded the contract for the carrying
of the United States mail on a new
route recently established between
Wilmington, Calabash in Brunswick
county, and Little River,. S. C. A
postoffice route agent recently visited
the city and upon his recommenda
tion a semi-weekly schedule was in
augurated, leaving the city by steam
boat on Monday and Thursday morn
ings and returning on Tuesday and
Friday afternoons. The mail for this
district was formerly sent via Chad
bourn, Conway and by Star route. The
new schedule gives' the people a more
prompt service and 'they are very ap
preciative "of the same. Iredell,
Wampee and Hand postoffices are also
supplied on this new route. The con
tract is from August, 1900, to Au
gust, 1901. -
The postoflice authorities here have
also recently received instructions
from the- department that on
and after August 1st; the drop letter
rate of one cent will not' be effective
in the free rural delivery limits.
The rural delivery will not
increase or Otherwise, however,
modify the present rate -of post
age on- second-class matter. Further
orders have been received that rural
free delivery carriers will not bring
to the postoffice mail matter collected
by them which may be delivered on
their routes before completing their
trips. mm -"' '
Dr. D. B. Jordan, of Cronly,
N. G, was here yesterday. He says
that Contractor Fergurson, of Bladen
boro, has recently completed an arte
sian well at Cronly for the Acme
Manufacturing Company. A copious
supply of pure water has been secured
at a depth of 257 feet
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGJJST 17, 1900.
Invitation Received by Wilming
ton Light Infantry to Par
ticipate in Ceremonies.
WILL VERY LIKELY ATTEND.
Acting Adjutant General Has Granted
Permission for the Company to Go.
No Impediment Should Be Put
in Its Way.
Aside from the very large delega
tion of Confederate Veterans, which
Wilmington will send to Raleieh upon
the occasion of the unveiling of the
Vance Monument there August 22nd,
it is very probable that she will also
send a number of citizens individually
and a military company to take part
in the parade which has been planned
for the event. -
The Wilmington Light Infantry has
been tacitly considering the matter for
some time and yesterday7 an invitation
was received by the company to take
part in the ceremonies and also an
order from Acting Adjutant General J.
C. L Harris granting the organization
permission to attend. Following is
the invitation and order from the
Raleigh, N. C, August 7, ItfOO.
To the Captain of Co. C, Second Regi
ment N. C. State Guard:
Dear Sib : The Committee on In
vitation cordially invite you to take
part in the parade on the occasion of
the unveiling of the monument to the
memory of the late Governor and
Senator ZebulonB. Vance, which will
take place in the city of Raleigh nn the
22nd day of August, 1900. The com
mittee regret that they have no funds
at their disposal to pay any expenses
incidental to the parade, but the rail
roads have put the transportation of
troops on the occasion at a very low
figure, and the trains will be so run as
to enable yon to arrive in Raleigh on
the morning of the 22nd in ample time
to participate in the ceremonies and re
turn by the afternoon train.
Trusting that your company will
unite with other troops in honoring
with their presence the memory of the
great North Carolinian, whose death
will ever be deplored by the people.
v We are, yours very truly,
Jos. G. Brown,
C. M. Busbee,
Committee on Invitation.
Raleigh, August 9. 1900.
To the Captain of Company C, Second
Regiment N. C. State Guard.
Sib: Referring to the invitation
herewith enclosed for yourself and
company to be present in this city pn
the 22nd instant at the unveiling of
the bronze statue of the late Governor
Z. B. Vance, you have permission for
yourself and company to attend these
ceremonies. If the company should
decide to accept the invitation, this
office will be glad to arrange transpor
tatiou for it.
J. O. L. Harris,
Acting Adjutant General.
It is to be hoped that no impediment
will be thrown in the way of the com
pany's attending the ceremonies in a
body. It would be fitting and especial
ly appropriate that the oldest and best
organization in the State Guard should
thus be permitted to do honor to the
memory of one so universally revered
by every patriotic North Carolinian.
The Star learns that. while it is not
definitely settled, it is quite likely that
the W. L. I. will attend the unveiling.
S. A. L. CONDUCTOR INJURED.
Pell from Moving Engine of Freight Train
Early Last Night.
Capt. J. W. Holmes, conductor on
the Seaboard Air Line, local freight
train between Wilmington and Ham
let, was very painfully injured about 7
o'clock last evening between Clarkton
and Cronly, as he was bringing in his
train from Hamlet.
Capt. Holmes was riding in the en
gine cab at the time and from best in
formation gathered from passengers
on the train an air brake reservoir
burst and the engine was quickly
reversed. As it slowed up the con
ductor attempted to jump from the
cab to ascertain as soon as possible the
caus&of the pipe bursting. He missed
his footing and fell and he thinks he
was caught, in some way, in the. driv
ing wheel. He sustained a fracture
of the right arm near the shoulder and
was bruised considerably by the fall.
He was placed in the caboose of his
train and brought f immediately to
Wilmington, arriving here, at 9:30
o'clock last night. -
News of the accident had been tele
graphed from Cronly and Capt T. D.
Meares, General Agent of the S. A. L.
here, had a carriage and physician in
waiting for the injured man when the
train arrived. He was immediately
taken to the City Hospital and was
reported as doing very well at 11.30
o'clock last night.
Capt. Holmes formerly resided in
Wilmington and has a brother now
Superintendent M. G. Chad wick,
of the county work house, yesterday
afternoon received from Sheriff Mao
Rae four convicts to be employed in
the Castle Haynes' phosphate mines.
They were sentenced at last week's
term of the. Criminal, Court as fol
lows: George C. Moore and Louisa
Moore, f. and a., four month each;
Burt Green, assault and battery, six
months; James Kelley, assault and
battery with a deadly weapon, four
Rev. D. W. Herring, formerly of
Pender county, but now a missionary
in China, for whom some apprehen
sion for his safety has been felt, has
advised friends that he is now at Kobe,
Japan. He and family reached there
safely July 10th, and will probably
spend the Summer at that point.
MMilHlllllllllM ' X-T v I
A VERY USEFUL ARTICLE.
Has Recently Been Patented by Mr.
B. Mercer, of This City A Coin
Holder and Mailer.
Mr, J. B. Mercer, the 7well known
and popular shoe merchant of Wil
mington, who has shown his genius
in former yeara inthe invention of
several labor saving and useful contri
vances, has just received letters patent
for another article which bids fair to
make himself and his ' invention ex -ceedingly
well known to "changers of
money" and commercial men gener
erally. The invention spoken of is a metallic
rcoin holder and a safetv device for
mailing small vials and glass articles
of any nature. The coin holder is de
signed to supercede and overcome in
many points of desirability the paper
packages now used by banks, railroads,
factories and other institutions for
holding coin in skied amounts and
convenient form. ! Mr. Mercer's in
vention is a skeleton receptacle of tin
in which may be placed stipulated
amounts of coin Varying, of course,
in size to fit the several denominations,
and possessing over the paper contri
vance the advantage that money may
be counted in the holder without
breaking the package and exposing at
all times the edges of the coin to view.
The new contrivance may be used
from one to perhaps fifty times, over
and over again, and each is fitted with
a device which retains the package
compact, however much the coin may
be worn in circulation.
The improved tin coin holder
manufactured on a larger die, can be
readily made into the mailing case
Spoken of. Various other advantages
over similar patents cannot well be
described in brief -,
Mr. Mercer has already received
several flattering offers for his patent.
Death of J. D. Sellers:
Mr. Jeff Sellers, formerly of
Wilmington, and a member of the
police force, dropped dead in Norfolk
Thursday. . His wife, who was Miss
Mary Baldwin, of Wilmington, was
visiting in this city when the distress
ing news of her husband's death came
to her. Two small children and the
bereaved wife survive the deceased.
In concluding its account of the
death from heat of Mr. J. D. Sellers,
formerly of this cHyvthe Norfolk Virginian-Pilot
"Sellers had been living here for
some time, and has been doing carpen
ter work-. When the negro Alex Tate
was under sentence of death in Ports
mouth several months ago, Sellers
went to Chief Kizer and asked him to
use his influence with the Ports
mouth officials so that he (Sellers)
could get the task of tying the knot
for Tate's execution. He represented
to the Chief that he was an expert at
this work, but received no encourage
ment, and as Tate's sentence was sub
sequently commuted to life imprison
ment, Sellers never got the job.
"Chief Kizer received a telegram
from Wilmington last night stating
that Mrs. Sellers would not send for
the remains of her husband, and the
city will bury the body to day."
Mr. Bellamy Will Speak.
' Hon. Jno. D. Bellamy has accepted,
an invitation to speak at a big Demo
cratic picnic and grand ratification
meeting at Willard, N. C, on Friday,
August 24th. Mr. J. A. Stanford is
secretary of the committee arranging
for the big event Other committees
have been named as follows:
Reception Committee. J. A. Stan
ford, (chairman), W. F. Bowen, C. V.
B. Balls. J C Jenki E F John
ston, J. E. Juiidr.1 mi, ij.ac Cottle.
Committee on Music J. M. John
ston, (chairman), J. D. Alderman, C.
C. Bivenbark. G. J. Powers, W. H.
Wells, J. M. Loftin, R. N. Bowen, G.
H. Robinson, Oscar Thomas, R. Riven
bark, F. T. Croom, J. G. Blake.
There is also a committee of over
one hundred "on dinner," including
many of the good ladies of the com
munity who will spare no pains to
make the event a success commen
surate with the great victory of yester
day a week ago.
New Crop Cotton.
The first bale of new crop cotton to
reach the Wilmington market was re
ceived by Mr. J. H. Sloan Saturday
from Mr. E. Sternberger, of Clio, S.
C. It is middling grade and exceed
ingly dry for new cotton.
The second bale yet reported comes
from Maxton, N. C. A telegram to
the Stab last night states that a bale
was sold there Saturday for 9i cents.
Mr. Archie Corbett, of Atkinson,
Pender county, Saturday sent the
S i ar a pretty sample of cotton raised
on his farm without the aid of com
mercial fertilizers. He concludes his
letter: "I would advise more home
fertilizers and less manipulated
Died at Florence.
Mr. W. J. Kirkham receivedu tele
gram yesterday afternoon announcing
the death of his brother, Mr. J. C.
Kirkham, at 12:40 o'clock at Florence,
S. C. Deceased was a well known en
gineer of the Atlantic Coast Line and
had numerous friends here. He
leaves to mourn their loss two sons
and one daughter, all of whom are
grown. The interment will probably
take place at Lynchburg, Va., Mr.
Kirkham's former home.
August 18th the Date.
Mr. W. C. Maxwell, chairman of the
"Congressional Executive Committee
of the Sixth District, writes that there
is somo misunderstanding about the
date for the convention here. The
date is Saturday, August 18th, at 4
P. M. County papers are asked to
inform their respective delegations accordingly.
WANTS FACTORY LOCATION.
Chamber of Commerce Will Try to
duce Manufacturer of Tanks, Et
to Locate Here.
The meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce was not held yesterday af
ternoon for the Jack of a quorum but
those present informally discussed a
number of matters pertaining to Wil
mington's commercial advancement
and withal the assembling of the-few
present, despite the verylhot weather,
and the enthusiasm shown, is indica
tive of a spirit which is commendable
in Wilmington's business men.
One of the most important matters
that Came up was the notification of
?the Chamber by President Jacobi of
the fact that a gentleman in Florida is
pasting about for the location1 of a
manufactory of tanks, wooden ware,
etc. One of the essentials to the estab
lishment of this enterprise and one
which Wilmington possesses, is a
bountifasupply of cypress timber.
The gentleman in question also desires
five acres of land upon which to es
tablishhis plant. He states that his
factory will employ about forty men
at the start and that the number will
be increased as the enterprise succeeds.
President Jacobi referred the letter
to the Committee on Information and
Statistics, which is composed of
Messrs. C. C. Covington, J. B. Mer
cer and J. G. L. Gieschen.
The Secretary was instructed to no
tify other committees to' which a num
ber of matters have been referred, that
early reports on same are earnestly de
sired. Received Certificates.
The county and legislative officers,
of New Hanover, yesterday received
their certificates of election from Mr.
C. W. Worth, chairman of the County
Election Board. .
The chairmen of the election boards
of New Hanover and Brunswick also
met at the Court House yesterday and
pressnten a certificate of election to
Capt. 'George L. Morton, as State Sen
ator from the district comprising the
two counties. The certificate is signed
by Messrs. George H. Bellamy and , C.
Worth and shows Capt. Morton's ma
jority to be 2,898. His total vote was
2,935 from New Hanover and 888
from Brunswick. His opponent John
Jenerett received qaly 925 votes, all of
which came from Brunswick.
The cottonsreceipts at the port
of Wilmington for the crop year . to
date are 280,632 bales against 289,692
bales for a Corresponding period last
last year. Naval stores receipts show
a falling off of about 2,000 casks in
spirits turpentine, 9,000 barrels of rosin
and a gain of 125 barrels in tar and
4,000 barrels in crude.
MARRIAGE! AT DUNN, N. C.
Miss Foy Barnes Became Bride of Editor
J. P. Pittman Thursday Evening.
Special Star Correspondence.
Dunn, N. C, August 10. There
was a beautiful home wedding in
Dunn last night, the contracting par
ties being Mr. I. P. Pittman and
Miss Foy Barnes, both 'residents of
this town. The nuptials were sol
emnized at the residence of Mr. W.
F. Pearson, uncle of the bride, in the
presence of a few intimate friends
and relatives; Rev. L. R. Carroll,
pastor of the Baptist Church, officiat
ing. The ffesteem in which the young
couple is held makes their marriage
an event of peculiar interest to their
numerous friends. The groom has
long been identified with the news
paper interests of Dunn, and is now
editor of the Democratic Banner.
The bride is a young lady of rare
grace of person and beauty, of char
acter, and possesses with the groom a
large circle of friends, who unite in
bespeaking for them a bon voyage as
they embark upon the sea of life amid
such bright promise of happiness and
NOTORIOUS BANK BURGLAR.
Arrested in Brooklyn Suspected of Par
ticipation in the Strasburg,
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
New York, August 11. "Frisco
Slim,',' whose right name is John But
ler, suspected of a daring and sensa
tional bank burglary in Strasburg.Va.,
in which $15,000 was procured from a
blasted safe, was arrested in Brooklyn
to-day. Butler is suspected of having
been an associate at times of "Topeka
Joe," or Jos. Rapley.who was arrested
in Portland, Oregon, and brought to
this city. It was thought he was one
of the men wanted in Williamsburg,
Va., for a bank robbery there, May 24,
when the burglars worked at the safe
while the town surrounded the bank
armed to the teeth. The men shot
their way out and escaped with some
thousands of dollars of the bank's
money. The Strasburg affair was of a
similar kind. Butler is charged With
being a fugitive from justice from
PROF. CHAS. S. VENABLE,
One of the Most Distinguished Men of the
x-" South, Died Yesterday.
Bv Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Richmond, Va., August 11. Prof.
Charles S. Venable, for many years
professor and for the past five years
professor emeritus of mathematics at
the University of Virginia, died at his
home at Charlottesville. He was one
of the most distinguished educators in
the South ; the author of several text
books, and during the war between
the States served with distinction on
the staff of General R. E. Lee.
The official visit of the Shah of Per
sia to Paris ended yesterday. Accom
panied by Loubet and M. Del Casse,
the minister of foreign affairs, his
majesty rode to the railroad station,
surrounded by an escort of cavalry
and started for Ostend.
Goldsboro Argus: There is be
ginning to be a cry for rain. The sun
is scorching, and no rain has fallen
for nearly two weeks. Crops are now
fine, but if there is no rain within a
short while it will deteriorate rapidly.
melon raisershave been very successful j
wucii mey compare mis season's re
turns with those of last year. Supply
and demand establishes the price of
melons as well as strawberrHs; and
our people have made money this
year by not having too much produce
Charlotte Observer: At the in
stance of the stockholders of the Gold
Hill Copper Company, United States
Circuit Judge Simonton, at Flat Rock,
granted a receivership Friday.appoint
ing Capt. W. Murdoch Wiley, of this
city, receiver. The sheriff is enjoined
from executing any of the judgments
obtained against the company. The
concern is a New Jersey corporation;
hence its right of resort to the United
States Courts. President Newman is
still in New York.
Sanford Express: Mrs. Mar
garet Cole, wife of Mr. B. H. Cole,
died very suddenly at her home near
Carthage on last Monday of heart
trouble. Mr. DavidxMatthew, of
near Jonesboro, presents the Express
with a number of delicious pears
which grew ou a tree that has been
bearing fruit continuously for more
than a hundred years. This tree was
planted soon after the revolutionary
war. "It has defied the winds and
storms of a century, and. has furnish
ed pears for three generations of peo
ple. Rocky Mount Motor: Mr.
Campbell of the Burt mines in War
ren county shipped, from here on
Friday of last week a bar "of virgin
gold, the product of a few day's "pan
ning" from the placer deposits, valued
at six hundred dollars. Among other
finds were several fantastically shaped
specimens of ore just as taken from the
earth. -Over eleven miles of paying
places is ready for work which is made
easy by an artificial canal which fur
'nishes a large and inexhaustible supply
of pure spring water.
Fayetteville Observer: Mr.
Jesse A. Hedgpeth died Wednesday
evening at his residence, after a long
illness, in the 74th year of his age.
Mr. Hedgpeth was born in Nash
county, and in early life was a car
riage builder of considerable reputa
tion. Later he was a prominent mer
chant at Hillsboro, retiring from active
business about, ten years ago. Two
years later he moved with his family
to this city. The deceased was a gal
lant Confederate soldier, serving
throughout the entire war.
Southport Standard: In an
affray at Fort Caswell -Private Gunns
was seriously wounded, by Private
Kendrick, who has since made good
his escape and all attempts to ascertain
his whereabouts have been failures.
On August 1st, 1900, a bottle was
found a quarter of a mile northeast of
the Cape Fear Life Savcng Station,
containing a note supposed to be from
the captain of the Mary J. Bell. He
made an urgent call for help, saying
that his vessel was leaking, and that
that they had ladies and gentlemen on
board and had lost their boats.
" Columbus News: Mr. J. P.
Stanly died at his home near here last
Sunday at noon. Mr. Stanly was
elected as one the County Commis
sioners many years ago and served
about eight years. Joshua Ward,.
a veteran of the civil war died at his
home near here on Thursday last,
August the 2nd. Mr. Ward enlisted
asaprivftfe'in the ranks of the Con
federate army, . through which he
served faithfully. During a battle he
was shot in the head, the ball pene
trating the right side of his skull, pass
ing through the left lodged, which
brought pn paralysis, the cause of . his
death. - At times he was subject to fits
and spasms caused by the ball which
he has carried in his head for nearly
i Mrs. Cornelia Tillman, widow
of the krte Dr. J. A. Tillman, died at
her horns near Brown Creek church
yesterday morning, aged about 65
years. Mr. J. Caudle died at his
home near Peachlund, last Thursday,
of fever, aged about 26 years.
Paul Moses, colored, who was bound
over io court about a year ago for
shoot at Gus Graham, also colored,
and who forfeited his bond, was
captured at the depot here Moaday and
is now in jail. -Mr. Marshlili L.
Doty died at his residence in this place,
last night, after a long illness, aged
about 68 years. Mr. Doty was a native
of New Jersey, but had been living in
Wadesboro 48 years or more.
Goldsboro Argtis: As a result
of a family feud Mr. Bob Davis, who
lives in the Providence section of this
county, lies near death's door to-day.
Wednesday afternoon Mr. Davis went
to the home of his son-in Jaw, Mr. J.
B. Faulkner, who was at work in his
tobacco barn. Mr. Davis asked if he
could be of any assistance and receiv
ed a discourteous, negative answer
from his son-in-law. Davis turned to
walk away and said Faulkner had to
quit talking about him. Faulkner
grabbed a chair and ran up behind
Davis and knocked him down. Davis
got up and clinched Faulkner and had
him on the ground beating him when
a younger brother of Faulkner named
Noah came up and stabbed Davis twice
with a knife. The wounds may prove
fatal, as the point of the knife entered
Greensboro Record: It is pas
sing strange how many people are
poisoned by ice cream. Almost any
clay yon can pick up a newspaper and
see ' where numbers of people have
been made sick and occasionaly death
occurs as a result of cream parties.
An accident occurred in Greensboro
Sunday night among the boarders at
Mrs. Ellis', corner East Gaston and
North Davie streets. Mrs. Ellis runs
a very popular boarding house and has
a large number of boarders. On Sun
day night they had cream and as a re
sult about twenty af them were very
sick vesterdav and Inst nicrht an a nt
them violently so. They and all im-r
pruvcu nuu uu Bcnous rebuiis are
feared. Messrs. L. C. Howlett and
Everitt King were were among those
weo suffered most. '
The Navy Department has been in
formed that the gunboat Nashville has
sailed from Taku for New Chwang,
about 275 miles northeast of Taku. The
district around New Chwang is re
ported to be in a disturbed condition,
and there have been several reports of
collisions between the Russians and
Chinese in the vicinity.
The match race between the trotting
stallions Tommy Britton and Cresceus.
at Chicago yesterday, waajWon by Cres
ceus in two straight heats'. Time 2.061
and 2.07. The time in the first heat is
the record for the track.
Daring Murder and Robbery on Passen
ger Train Between St Louis, Mo ,
and Columbus, h!o.
By Telegraph to the Morning star.
Columbus, Ohio. August YL A
darinir murder and robbery was com
mitted on the Pennsylvania railroad's
passenger train No. 8, which arrived
here from St. Louis at 11 :40 last night.
Charles Lene, an Adams7 Express mes
senger, formerly of St Louis but ro-
rouuy oi uoiumDus, was snot ana
killed shortly before the train reached
the Union Station in this nitv anil Hi
"local", safe was robbed of allele
money and valuables which it con
tained. The safe robbed contained
onlv the Trackages nf mAftav on1 valu .
ables collected after the train left St.
Liouis, ana the officials of the Express
comDftnv insist that thu nm vocnni
large. All the money forwarded from
Oa. T" i . A m
ot. uguu ana points west was in a
wuoa saie wnicn was not aisiurnea Dy
the robbers, nmh&hl v fnr IVia nwtnn
that they did not have time.
xne crime was not discovered until
the train pulled into the union station
here. Lane's body was found to have
been riddled with bullets and thero
were evidences that-sstruggle had
taken place. The robbers had taken
the key to the local saie from the mes
senger's pocket, opened the safe and
looted it of everything of probable
value. The key was left in the safe
door. The messenger's revolver, with
two chambers empty, was found in
the safe, where it had probably been
laid by the robbers . after being
wrenched from his hands.
The entire local detective forced the
detectives from both East and West,
all railroad and express officials as well
as the police departments within fifty
miles, are using their utmost endeavors
to can turn thn mn. nf whnm tharA nr
supposed to have been two.
xne only bit of light thrown on the
affair is by John Fletcher, baggage
master on the train, whn (wiiniod tha
car directly in the rear of the one in
1. 2 l A 1 .
wuicn toe muraer occurred, as a re
sult of his narrative the police are
have slight descriptions. None ' of
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mese naa Deen i oca tea.
WILL TOUR THE COUNTRY,
The Programme for Hon. Wm. J. Bryan.
Sliver Republicans to Make NotlT
flcatlon at Topeka.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Chicago, August ll.-VWilliam J.
Bryan's visit to Chicago has practically
resulted in an understanding that he
will travel almost as much during the
present campaign as he did in 1896.
The first inclination on his part was to
avoid the making of many speeches
this year, but there has been such
general pressure that it is understood .
mat U9 la UlTTV w jrio.u HUU WJ
visit many parts of the country. : No
positive promises for participation in
the campaign have - been made for
other States than New York, but the
probabilities are that he will go from
that State to Maryland, where there
appears to be great anxiety for hisp
pearanca. After that time he is likely
to make quite a general tour of the
North Mississippi valley States, in
cluding Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Min
nesota, etc. No authorized statement
has been given out to this effect, but
.1 . ! J I- i At- - A . 1 ' II
mere is no uuuut mat inis is tue pres
ent tendency, and, indeed, the plan is
practically decided upon. In New
V7" 1 : . Z A.l xl X Tif - : T
iur., it, is eApectcu mat iur, oryau
Will speak only in the larger cities
The Silver Republicans originally
expected to notify Mr. Bryan of their
nomination of him for the presidency
at .the same time that the Populists
make their notification at Topeka," Ks ,
August 23d. but this purpose has been
changed. Their notification will come .
later, and the probabilities are that it 1
will. be made at St. Paul or Minne
apolis. Hon. T. M. Patterson, of Denver, ..
will make the speech notifying Mr.
Bryan of the Populist nomination at ,
There will be no notification to a
vice presidential candidate, as in view
of Towne's declination the Populists
at present have no candidate for that '
RUHLIN IN BAD SHAPE.
His Condition for a Time After the Fight
Was Critical Jeffries Wants to l
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
New York, August 11. With his
face bruised and discolored, his right
eye almost closed and his nose flat
tened out, "Gus" Ruhlin walked about
his training quarters at Bay Ridge to
day, wondering how it all happened.
The big Ohio fighter appeared to be
quite weak.: In spite of his appear-'
ance, Ruhlin said he felt all right, and
in the same breath expressed a desire
for another bout with Fitzsimmons.
was taken ttf a Turkish bath establish
ment. While there he became uncon
scious, due to loss of blood and the
extreme heat. His condition for a
time was critical. Ruhlin's collapse
in the bathing establishment gave rise
to many sensational rumors. One of
these was that Ruhlin had died as the
result of the injuries sustained in the
battle. Although it is true that Ruh
lin was very ill for several hours, his ,
life was never despaired of. He came 2
around in good shape about sevenj.
o'clock this morning and left for the .
home of his manager, Billy Madden,
at Bay Ridge. There he spent the "
James J. Jeffries, champion heavy
CTciKixii ui mo wuriu, uj-uajr utaueu au
open letter, in which he says he is
anxious to give Fitzsimmons and Tom
Sharkey each another chance for the
champion belt before September,
and states he proposes to doit He
offers to meet both Fitzsimmons and
Sharkey before that date.
THE ADVANCE ON PEKIN .
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A Force Sent to Occupy Tsal Tsnn, Five
Miles Beyond Yanr Tsun.
By Cable to the Horning Star.
a London, August 21, 4 A. M. The
jbtily news last night relative to the
Advance on Pekin was found in a be- -
lated Tokio dispatch of August 9th,
according to which, after the capture
of Yang Tsun on August 6th, .it was
arranged that two battalions of Japa
nese infantry, a squadron of cavalry,
a battery o' mounted artillery and a
company of engineers, should march,
on August 7, m advance of the main
body of allies and occupy Tsai Tsun .
five miles north of Yang Tsung.
Other dispatches merely repeat the
details of the capture of Yang Tsun.
One cable message, however, credits
the Emperor of Corea with giving per
mission for the laying of a cable be
tween Taku and Chemulpo.
The laying of the new German cable
Lio the Azores was begun yesterday off