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- PENSIONS AND POIITICS
A couple days ago we quoted a
. brief editorial from the Washington
Post showing 'how the Republican
campaign managers are playing the
soldiers and practically boasting of
the prodigality with which the
money of the treiwury has been dis
tributed among the ex-soldiers. The
following editorial on the same sub
ject enters into' more detail and. is
interesting for the figures it gives,
which cannot be suspected of unfair
ness because the Post being a non
partisan paper could have no object
in trilling with the facts or figures,
or in misrepresenting the case. It
says : . , ,
;in the Post of the 14th instant edir
tonal reference was made to a cam
paign document on the subject' of pen
sions recently issued by thd Republi
can National Committee. As a bid
" for the support of the-Gk A. R. men
and other ex-soldiers of the Union
armies it was deemed expedient by the
Republican campaign committee to
show that the government has spent
more than 12,612.000,000 through the
pension department since the civil war;
that sine Mr. McKinley became Presi
dent there has been distributed upward
of $121,000,000 to- more than 900,000
civil war pensioners; that the list of
pensioners has increased 2,000 in the
past 5 ear; that awhile the Cleveland ad-
ministration .allowed only 31 i percent.
, o all new claims, the McKinley ad
ministration has allowed 52 per cent,
alxF-flnallj that 437,000 -claims ard
pt-p. !ir.;r. The Post has always depre
icuif ihr Custom of utilizing the pen
jsin.i burettu and its work as an adjunct
iof tbjf political machine. The Post
his frequently noted in years past the
"idis'Teditable fact -that pension certifi
cates have gone into'doubtful States in
t unusual numbers whenever an import-
, jam election was pending. We have
' nut charged, and do not wish, to be
1 understood now as intimating that
any of those certificates were unlaw
fully issued; but it is a notorious fact
that their issue was hurried up and
applications from other States laid by
for political effect, and nothing else.
This will not be denied by any em-
Eloye of the pension office who has
ei-n long in service. The manifest
unfairness of running that bureau, the
immense expenditures of wmcn
are delayed by taxation of all the peo
ple, as an adjunct of a party machine
ought to have admonished the com
paisrn committee that the issue cf such
a document as the one under consid
eration would be attended with some
"There is reason to doubt the exis
tence as any such faction in politics
as the soldier vote. The survivors of
our grnat war are not banded together
oa either side of the party fence. Like
other chizeos, they have conflicting
views of issues and condidants, and
are divided , among -all the parties.
TMany thousand's of them are not iden
tified with the Q. A. R., or any simi
' lar organization, and those who are
thus organized represent various par
ties. Theat thev can view with appro
bation this prostitution of the pension
- system to a partisan end is as assump
- tion that lacks a solid basis."
The history of the pension busi
ness since the war between the States
is a history of hypocrisy and plun
der, a systematic scheme of robbery
of the treasury, not primarily for the
benefit of the soldier or those who
may have been dependent upon him,
but for the benefit of the-party and
the politicians who claim to be the
special friends of the soldiers, the
party and the politicianrwho estab
lished this pension system, which is
now the biggest thing of the kind on
the face of the earth.
. If the purpose were to help needy
soldiers, and the money were hon
estly expended among them, there
wonld be little disposition to find
fault, but when the system con
tributes not only to the soldiers, de
serving and undeserving, between
- whom there is no distinction made,
but also a small army of pension
sharks, there is every reason to find
fault. Or if the motive of the pen
sipn voters was to help and provide
. for disabled or dependent soldiers;
there might be little disposition to
find fault with the men who vote
away the people's money in pensions,
but when it is,known that their mo
- tive in votingthese extravagant pen
sions is todraw the recipients of
pensions and their friends Jo the Ke
publican party, then therf is reason
to find fault; for the act is hypocriti
cal, and instead of being inspired by
laudable sympathy for the soldiers is
. basely mercenary and in as much as
it votes aways theieople'6 money for
a selfish and indefensible purpose it
Of course under the circumstances
the pension system as now adminis
tered must be practicaUy sectional,
the great majority of the pen
8ioners being in the North and
: about nine-tenths of the money
going to them and through them into
circulation in that section. If as
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uiuun oi is came soutn as goes
North, the pension appropriations
would not have grown to the pro
portions theyhave reached, but
while nine-tenths of the sum an
nually paid, out goes to the North
while the South pays her proportion
of the total amount, there will be
little disposition .to cut down the
expenditures. That's a business
view of it separate and apart from
the politics in it, but while the peo
ple's money makes votes for the Re
publican party and helps to keep it
in power, the Kepublican politician
is not going back on the soldier, or
going to show any disposition to
economize in the expenditures.
If the Republican politicians were
candid enough to admit that politics
had anything to do with the pensions
they might claim the merit of
frankness which would be some
offset to the plundering system they
have devised and built up to such
colossal proportions, but the shame
of the thing is that they basely play
the soldier for his vote and make the
people pay the bill.
. THE BOXERS BOXED.
The-object for which the allied
Powers invaded China and marched
on re kin was accomplished when
they entered Pekin and rescued the
inmates who had sought refuge in
the British Legation grounds. The
little resistance they . met with on
the march, in view of the reports of
the great armies of Chinese to con
test the ground between Tien Tsin
and Pekin, is rather a surprise, for
the general impression was that
there would be some very hard fight
ing done before the "Sacred City"
was reached, even if it couid be
reached by the comparativelyisjnall
force that was marching on it. The
fact that they met so little resist
ance, and overcame what they did
meet with, is another illustration of
the characteristic cowardice of the 1
Chinese, who are formidable only
when they are in overwhelming num
This war, if it can be called a war,
has in the cowardice shown and in
the hasty flight of that doughty
warrior Prince Tuan, and the Dow
ager Empress and so-called Emperor,
ended as" ignobily as the war with
Japan did and China comes out of it
even more deserving of contempt
than she was then. The only dis
tinction achieved was the heartless
savagery with which foreigners who
fell into their hands, Christian mis
sionaries and Christian converts
were butchered and the horrible
atrocities that characterized the
butcheries." - This they, will have to
pay for now and the penalty should
be commensurate with the offense
against civilization and humanity.
riThe relief of the foreigners in Pe
kin having been accomplished, the
next question is, will the allied pow
ers now proceed so as to avoid con
flict in the settlement of their claims
against China ? As each of them,
aside from the just claims they may
have for indemnity, has selfish in
terests to subserve, there is danger
that these interests may clash and a
more serious condition evolve than
in the war with the Chinese, as formi
dable as that once seemed. But per
haps the very dangers that threaten
may serve to avert, a clash between
the powers, which ought to be more
interested in providing against a
possible recurrence of the late upris;
ins than in taking advantage of
events to promote their own schemes.
A farmer in Davie county recently
died from the kick of a mule which
he had worked for fifteen years
without ever suspecting of malice.
This justifies the remark of the dis
tinguished Josh Billings that he has
known of mules that would behave
demurely for twenty years just to
throw people off their guard to get
a good chance to kick some one.
We are indebted to an American
lady travelling in Brazil in 1868 ior.
the seedless orange, which she found
growing in that country. At her
suggestion cuttings were secured,
and from these trees were propo-
gated. The crop of these oranges
now nroduced in Southern Cali-
fornia amounts to 1,600,000 boxes.
There is a new kink in politics in
Chicago. One of the light fingered
fraternity with a flow of gab har-
anffnes a crowd on a corner and
while he is orating his pals go
through the pockets of his unsus
pecting auditors. The police keep
an eye on these impromptu meet
It takes some men a long time to
discover things. A man in- Ken
- - TT
tucky, who" was injured by being
thrown from a railroad train, walked
a hundred and four miles to insti
f.ntn a an it for damaeres before he
discovered that his neck had been
A Socialist paper has an editorial
on "What Roosevelt Represents.
RnnRAvelt represents Roosevelt, the
man with the powerful jaw and co
lossal grinders, supplemented with
WHY THE PEOPLE BELIEVE IN
There are many reasons why Wm.
J. Bryan has such a strong hold on
the masses of the American people,
a stronger hold even than he had in
1896, when he was less known than
he is now. The Chicago Record, an
independent paper politically, gives
some of these reasons in the follow
ing brief editorial:
'The explanation of Mr. Brvan's
popularity must be sought in a cause
which lies deeper than any politicaf
issue, inat cause is to be found in a
growing belief among the people that
their government is slipping away
from them into the control of power
ful interests.- In their view the
tariff is the mother of trusts: im
perialism is the costly crusade for
political and commercial spoils; the
government itself is a citadel of
special privilege. They see in the
commercialism that has debauched
our municipal, State and National
governments the sufficient cause of
our political ills. Mr. Bryan pecu
liarly represents the forces that seek
to overthrow those who have tried to
turn the flag into a 'commercial asset'
His admirers wish to destrov the in
fluences that stand between the people
and their government. He represents
a rising tide of democracy, in a kind
ii Ke inose or moo and 1828."
This is true, every word of it, but
it is only part of . the truth. The
American people are perfectly satis
fied of the fact that Bryan is honest,
that he means what he says and that
if elected to the Presidency he will
stick to it. Even those' who are
opposing him most vigorously con
cede this. The people admire a
man who has the courage of his
convictions, and they saw a splendid
illustration of that courage when
Bryan declared that he would not
accept the nomination at Kansas
city ii the silver question was
ignored. And with all this the
cleanness of his character stands out
in bold relief under the full glare of
tne search lights, and no selhsh in
terest or mercenary combine has
ever been able to utilize his services
or influence. All these, aside from
the superb oratory and other gifts
of this remarkable man, are sufficient
reasons why he holds the lofty
place he does in the esteem and ad
miration of the masses of the Ameri
THE GERMAN PRESS.
As the German-American vote is
to be an unsually important one in
the coming Presidential election,
and in all probability a dominating
factor, this makes the attitude of
the German-American press inter
esting as indicating the sentiments
of the constituencies for which they
speak. To ascertain the position of
the German-American press the
Brooklyn Eaqle, a supporter of the
administration, has been sending
out letters of inquiry to the German
editors in the central States which
are classed as doubtful, it pro
pounded the following questions
with- the results as it reports below
1. What candidate wul, in your
opinion, get tne majority or tne uer
2. Will this be a change from the
election of 1396 1 If so. how?
3. Do the German-American voters
reerard the issue of imperialism as a
real and vital issue?
4. Do the German-American voters
recrard the money question as a real
and vital issue!
5. Is imperialism or the money dues
tion regarded by the German-Ameri
can voters as the paramount issue?
6, What are the ctnei causes that
you think will influence the German-
. : a; 41 : o '
Americana in cosuuir tucir ruwa i
xweniy-iour replies were receiveu
. tT. i I
from editors of newspapers whose
combined circulations, according to
the newsnater directories, is 325.000
daily. Of these, fourteen expressed
the belief that Bryan would receive
the majority of German-American
votes, five thought McKinlev would
receive a majority and five were non
Fifteen declared imperialism to be
the paramount issue, and four were
nan committal. Some made brief cate
gorical replies, while, others wrote ex
planatory letters, j
This being from a Republican
paper it may b assumed to be cor
rect as far as it goes, but it does not
go as far as some others, both Re
publican and non-partisan -papers
which have been pursuing investiga
tions on this line. But the Repub
lican managers are very much alarm
ed at the attitude of th0 German
roters as shown by the persistent
and studied efforts they are making
to subordinate the question ol im
perialism and bring to the front the
monev Question, which they had
j - -
A nw indnstrv-has developed in
Minnesota. The State pays a liberal
bounty for wolf scalps, and some of
the farmers are getting handsome
results from the wolf crops they
The price we have paid for the
Philippines so far is 2,394 American
lives and $186,678,000 American
money, and neither the life or the
money account is closed yet.
"The Society of the Army of the
Philippines" has been -organized at
Defiver Colorado. Now shortly
look for a Philippine raid on the Pen
The Chinese proverb "he has the
mouth of a Buddha, but the heart
ofa snake" was invented before
Butler's time, but it fits pretty well.
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1900.
There Was None to Oppose Him
iththe Convention Here
MR. W. C. DOWD ELECTOR.
Sixth District Democrats Very Harmoni
ous Platform Adopted and Com
mittees Named Speeches by
Bellamy and Dowd.
Everything was by acclamation at
yesterday's Sixth District Congression
al Convention, held in the New Han
over Court House at 4 o'clock P. M.
A more harmonious convention or
more, representative body of men was
never before gathered together in the
shoestring district. "From the elec
tion of temporary and permanent of
ficers of the convention to the motion
to adjourn, every item of the proceed
ings, practically every utterance by
speakers on the floor, was graciously
a ad enthusiastically concurred in by
the hundred and more ; delegates in
attendance from every county in the
district save Scotland, Robeson's new
neighbor, which was here in spirit but
not in person.
Hon. John D. Bellamy, for Con
gress, and Mr. w. U. JJowa, oi unar
lotte, for elector, were chosen without
a dissenting voice.
The convention was called to order
by W. B. McKoyEsq., of Wilming
ton, and he called to the chair, J. G.
CoyiDgton, Esq., of Union, as tempo
rary chairman, .representatives oi
the Democratic press from the dis
trict were requested to act as tempo
rary secretaries and later the temporary
organization was made permanent.
Mr. Covington, upon assuming the
chair, took occasion to congratulate
the representatives from the counties
of the Sixth District upon the splendid
victory achieved on the first Tuesday
in August. "I feel proud of the result
of the battle of ballots," he said,
"which was so manfully fought and
which was so signally successful for
the white people of the State. Out
side parties waited with bated breath
the result of the conflict and the
world will applaud when North Caro
lina will sing, 'Ho! for Carolina !"'
Here he repeated a few'&tanzas of this
favorite air so dear to every North
Carolinian, the words being adapted
to the wonderful victory in the State
for white supremacy. He concluded
with a beautifully expressed hope that
the next generation would see the
eradication of the Fifteenth Amend
ment from the Constitution of this Re
public. A roll call of counties was next made
and the convention was declared
duly organized. As there were no con
tests, upon motion of Wade Wishari,
Esq., of Columbus, the appointment
of a committee on credentials was dis
The following committee on plat
form was chosen by the various dele
gations: Anson, J. CBoylin; Un
ion, R. A. Morrow; Pender, George E.
Shepard; Robeson, W. B. Harker;New
Hanover, Geo. L. Peschau; Bruns
wick, F. M. Moore; Mecklenburg,.
Heriot Clarkson ; Columbus, M. M.
Harrelson ; Richmond, A, J. Maxwell.,
The committee, then retired and the;
convention waited some time for its
return. In the; meantime there were
calls for Messrs. P. C. Whitlock of
Rockinerham and R. E. Little, of
Wades boro. The latter suggested the
practicability of proceeding with the
nomination of a Congressman. There
were those who desired to wait until
after the report of the platform com
mittee was received, but when Mr. E.
S. Williams, of Mecklenburg, arose
and placed in nomination Hon. Jno.
D. Bellamy, the action was spontan
eous and before one hardly realized
that a nomination was entered into,
representatives from eacn county ra
the district were arising from their
seats to second the nomination. .
The prettiest speech in seconding
the nomination was by Dr. E. Porter,
of Pender; the' most enthusiastic by
Messrs. George Warburton, of Rock
ingham, and Frank Gough, of Lum
Dr. Porter said, in behalf of the De
mocracy of Pender county, it afforded
him great pleasure to second the nom
ination of the gallant son of New Han
over, coming as he does from a family
noted for its energy, talent, persever
ance and its adherence to the tenenls
of Democracy proper. It is abundant
ly proper that he should receive a sec
ond nomination, which he has merited
by his course in the last Congress,
where he did honor to himself and
credit to his constituency.
Col. W. J. Woodward, as chairman
of the New Hanover delegation, said
that Wilmington people knew him
and all over the district he had been
found faithful to every trust reposed
in him. He thanked the gentlemen
who had preceded him for the nomi
nation, and characterized Mr. Bellamy
as a Democrat from "heart, soul, mind,
body and strength."
Wade.Wishart, Esq., of Columbus,
in behalf of his county, seconded the
nomination and endorsed what had
been said in Mr. Bellamy's favor.
Mr. Frank Gough, of Lumberton,
in behalf of the "Banner County of
the State." he said, wanted to be heard
from and he recounted Robeson's atti
tude toward Mr. Bellamy in previous
campaigns. "In 1894 we sat up all
night in convention for him," said
Mr Gough, and in 1898 we would
have repeated the experience if it had
been necessary. ; Robeson had the
world, the flesh, the devil and Oliver
H. Pockery to contend with in the
last campaign, but she came through
all right and August 2nd out of 4,100
voters she gave a maionty of 3.543 for
Aycock.v" He predicted success for
Mr. Bellamy in the coming campaign
and promised the undivided support of
his county. . i
Mr. George Warburton, of Rich
mond, asked to speak on behalf of the
"Home of the Red Shirts." He spoke
of the redemption of his county from
Radicalism and of what it proposes to
do in the future. "I feel honored," he
concluded, "to second the nomination
of Mr. Bellamy."
Mr. Williams, of Mecklenburg, then
amended his motion and asked that the
nomination be made unanimous by a
rising vote. Chairman Coington sub
mitted the question and every man in
the room rose to his feet,
tfessrs. Wade Wishart, of Colum
bus, H. McL. Green, of New Hanover,
and P. C. Wbitlock, of Richmond,
were named by the chair to notify Mr.
Bellamy of his renomination and es
cort him to the hall.
ftatfWm Committee's Report.
In the meantime the committee on
platform came in and Mr. Heriot
Clarkson, . of Charlotte, chairman of
the committee, read the following,
which was adopted by the convention,
upon motion of Mr. H. C. Moffilt, of
We congratulate the Democracy of
North Carolina on its recent splendid
victory in ratifying the Constitutional
Amendment and in electing its entire
State ticket by a majority far exceed
ing any in the past.
We extend our thanks to those
itatriotic Populists and white Repub
icans who aided us in winning this
We believe that the political inde
pendence of the white man in North
Carolina can be realized by the sub
mission of all political differences to
a white primary system, and we urge
the Democratic Executive Committee
of the State and the members of the
next General Assembly to have the
plank in the State platform declaring
for a legalized primary enacted into
We denounce the plank in the na
tional Republican platform condemn
ing as revolutionary the Constitu
tional Amendments, etc., in the South
which are aimed at eliminating the
negro from politics.
We denounce Mr. McKinley, the
Republican President, for appointing
negroes to offices of trust in North
Carolina, and we hereby appeal to all
white men m North Carolina to vote
against a party which condemns our
We approve the course of our dis
tinguished Congressman, Hon. Jno.
D. Bellamy, and we condemn the con
test of his opponent for his seat in the
House of Representatives as wholly
unwarranted in law and morals.
Wer approve the National Demo
cratic Platform recently adopted at
Kansas City and congratulate the De
mocracy of the district that our stand
ard bearers are those true and match
less leaders, Hon. Wm. Jennings
Bryan for President, and Hon. Adlai
Stevenson for Vice President.
Mr. Bellamy Presented to Convention.
Mr. Bellamy was escorted to the
stand, after the adoption of the plat
form, and after being presented by Mr.
Wishart, he said in substance as fol
lows: Mr. President and Gentlemen of the
"To receive a unanimous endorse
ment for Congress in this district
makes me feel profoundly grateful not
alone to members of the convention
here assembled, but also to the people
of the great section of country which
they represent I have tried to do my
duty as your representative in the last
Congress, even though handicapped,
as l was, by the most outer ana re
lentless contest, based on misrepresen
tion and slander against the voters of
the Sixth district, that was ever waged
in the House of Representatives. I
was arraigned as a member elected by
force, intimidation and fraud, for the
evident purpose to belittle me as your
representative and neutralize my work
in Congress. My opponent has utterly
failed thus far in his attempt, and I
still retain my seat in the Fifty-sixth
"In the campaign which has just
opened new issues have sprung up and
imperialism and trusts present them
selves for discussion ana upon me
solution of these questions depends
whether we will continue our govern
ment as originally intended by the
makers or go to the contrary. These
are the paramount and only issues in
the campaign before the people oi the
nation. The whole drift of the times
is towards an empire. All that is
lacking to transform it into a mon
archy is the time, the place, the force,
the man. The time has not yet come ;
the force is represented in large stand
ing armies; the man is McKinley. If
let alone the Republican party will
erect an Aligarchy a monarchy or
whatever you may choose to call it.
"Wer have either to annex' the Phil-
iDPines or get rid of them. We can
not hold them as subjects, for this is
contrary to the Constitution as Filipi
nos would have rights guaranteed to
them which would be respected. They
are not desirable as citizens as we do
not care for any more dark skins. A
republican form of government, so say
the Republicans, is no longer aaaptea
to conditions; wealth will not be pro
tected by a Republic and they want a
strong standing army and an empire.
"The other dominant issue is tne
crreat Question of trusts. These con
tribute to cheapen products of labor.
The Democracy mates no
war on organized wealth but believes
in extending justice to all equal
rights and equal justice to labor and
capital alike. It believes in encour
aging trade, in fostering commerce
but never at the sacnn.ee or govern
ment. These questions are the great
paramount and predominant issues..
"In the present campaign I shall go
upon the stump as I did in 1898, and
wul do air l can for tne success oi tne
party and its cause, i nrmiy Deiieve
Bryan will be elected. The tendency
of affairs is that wav. The election
machinery t)f all the great cities in the
United States, except Philadelphia, is
in the hands of the Democrats, where
as in the last election it was in the
hands of the Republicans and the most
wicked intimidation was practiced
upon the laboring classes. The Demo
crats will this year see that Bryan's
vote is cast and counted correctly.
They will not resort to fraud, but the
election result will more nearly reflect
the desires of the masses. The will of
the people, like -the sea of Holland is
always in sight,' and this year it will
be more in sight than ever before.
Then buckle on your armor and go
into the fight manfully, for our cause
is enveloped in justice and justice will
When Mr. Bellamy had concluded
W. B. McKoy, Esq., of Wilmington,
nominated Mr. W. C. Dowd, of the
Charlotte News, for elector. His
choice, upon motion of Mr.' F. H.
Stedman, was by acclamation. He
was then called upon and responded
in a speech full of enthusiasm, prom
ising his most faithful endeavor dur
ing the campaign and assuring the
convention of his sense of the trust
and honor reposed in him.
. In referring to the issues of the
present national .campaign, he said
that ;for "business" and other reasons
some objected to bringing the negro
into count He declared that as long
as a city the size of Wilmington, the
principal port of entry in the State,
had a negro collector of customs and
that as long as counties of North
Carolina are infested with colored
postmasters the negro will be an is
sue. Those who seek -to stifle this
issue, he said, are not friends of
The following Executive Committee
for the ensuing two years was next
named and the convention adjourned
sine die :
Anson W C. HardisoD.
Union R. A. Morrow.
Pender George E. Shepard.
Robeson Georee H. Hall.
New Hanover W. B. McKoy.
Mecklenburg E. S. Williams.
Columbus H. C. Motfitt.
Richmond A. J. Maxwell. r
Scotland's representative oh this
committee will be named later. After
the convention the Executive Com
mittee organized by electing Mr. E. S.
Williams, of Charlotte, chairman. A
secretary will be named later.
1 hose, Who Were Here.
Among the visiting delegates yes
terday were the following:
Anson R. E. Little and James G,
Union J. G. Covington.
Pender Dr. E. Porter, J. R. Ban
ner man, Geo. E. Shepard.
Robeson W. B. Harkeif Frank
Gough, C. T. Pate; Geo. H. Mall, Dr.
J. L. McMillan. j
Brunswick Geo. H. Bellamy, G. M.
McKeithan, F. M. Moore, A W, M.
Weeks, W. P. Gore, M. A. Robbin's.
Mecklenburg Heriot Clarkson, Jno.
W. Odom, E. S. Williams, D. G. John
son, W. T. Wilkinson, W. C. Dowd, J.
Columbus H. C. Moffitt, J. M.
Smith, Wade Wishart, J. M. Shipman,
Furney Richardson, Vernon Baldwin,
B. F. Stephens, M. M. Harrelson, A.
Richmond George Warburton, Jno.
W. LeGrand, Paul C. Whitlock, A. J.
Proposition To Mr. bwathmey.
Sunday's Richmond Times in its
sporting columns, delates an interes
ting story of Mr. A. B. Gwathmey the
well known president of the New
York Cotton Exchange, who is pleas
antly remembered -in Wilmington.
Mr. Gwathmey, as every bodyknows is
a horse fancier of national reputation
and owner of the finest trotting stock,
perhaps, in America. The incident
relates to a propoiition of A. B. Spreck-
les to play a game of seven up with
Mr. Gwathmey in which the stakes
proposed were horses belonging to
each and which were believed to be
pretty evenly matched. Mr. Gwath
mey declined, and afterwards said that
he had taken a good many liters in
cotton, wheat and other commodities,
but the idea of sitting down and play
ing seven-up for a couple of mares
worth $10,000 apiece was a little two
much for him.
Died In Pender County.
Mr. James H. Alderman, father of
Sheriff W. W. Alderman, of Pender,
and one of the best known and most
highly esteemed citizens of that county,
died Friday at his home near Wallace.
Mr. G. J. Boney, of this city, went up
yesterday morning to attend the fu
neral, which took place at 3 o'clock
-yesterday afternoon. Deceased was a
brother of Mr. I. T. Alderman, f or-
merly of this city, but now of Toma
hawk, and for a number of years was
a member of the Board of County
Commissioners of Pender.
Is it R. A. Curtis of Wilmington.
The Star learns that Mr. T. K.
Curtis last night received a telegram
from his brother, Mr. Jim Curtis, of
Georgia, stating that the R. A. Curtis,
who was reported in yesterday's dis
patches as having been killed in race
troubles in Liberty county, Ga., is his
brother Mr. R. A. Curtis, formerly of
this city, the initials having slighly
confounded in telegraphing.
Death of Mrs; MacRae.
Tars. Margaret MacRae relict of the
lateQapt Roderick MacRae, of Cum
berlajad, died at the home of her son,
Jfr. Colin MacRae, in Fayetteville
Friday. Three sons of the deceased
live in Wilmington as follows:
Messrs. J. D. MacRae, W. D. MacRae
and Mr. Roderick MacRae. A wide
circle of friends sympathize with them
deeply in their sad bereavement
Mr. L.T. Cottingham, a promi
nent lumberman and merchant of
Maxton. N. C, who is well known in
Wilmington, and whose assignment
was recently noted, has made satisfac
tory arrangements with his creditors,
it is learned, and will resume his ex
tensive business interests in his 6wn
and adjoining counties.
Rev. W. M. Shaw, the newly
elected president of the James Spruht
Institute at Kenansvflle, was here
yesterday, returning from Summer
ville, Brunswick county, where he
has been recu4eratin& his health. He
will moveWfamily from Bouthport
to Kenansville about September 1st
TRIAL OP LAGRANGE CITIZENS.
Messrs. Mnrchlson and Taylor Pally Ex
onerated of Charges Against Them.
Special Star Correspondence.
Goldsboro, N. C, August 16. The
trial of Messrs. J. M. Murchisoa and
W. H. Taylor, of LaGrange, N. C,
before Hugh Humphrey, Esq., upon
the charge of usin? the mails for
fraudulent purposes, took place in this
city yesterday and after thorough ex
amination of all the witnossAn th
Commissioner discharged both defend
ants, remarking that after the, most
careful and thorough investigation, it
gave him pleasure to say that there;
was noi even a susmcion acainat either:
The Commissioner further remarked
that in his opinion it was a case that
ought to have been investigated bv
the postomce authorities and com
mended the zeal of the Inspector and
the District Attorney in the matter.
Messrs. Murchison. and Tavlor are
young men of hieh character and the
charge again&Mhem was humiliating
to them and their many friends and it
is a cause of congratulation that they
came out of the ordeal completely ex
onerated. Cotton and Naval Stores.
The following weekly and part crop
year receipts of cotton and naval
stores for this and last season Were
posted yesterday at the Produce Ex
Week Ended August 17th. 1900
-Cotton, 4 baleS; spirits, 1,225
casks; rosin 3.004 barrels; tar, 733 bar
rels; crude, 784 barrels.
Week Ended August 17th. 1899
Cotton, 1 bale; spirits , 1,187 casks;
rosin, 3,269 barrels; tar, 2,135 barrels;!
crude, 396 barrels.
Crop year to August 17th 1900 Cot
ton 280,536 bales; spirits, 13,172 casks,
rosin, 43,577 barrels; tar, 16,493 bar
rels; crude, 9,023 barrels.
Crop year to August 17th 1899 Cot
ton, 289,693 bales; spirits, 15,204 casks;
rosm, 52,845 barrels; tar, 17,762 bar
rels; crude, 4,805 barrels.
Died from Heart Disease.
Calvin Bell, colored, aged 63 years,
living up stairs over J. L. Croom's
saloon, corner Water and Grace
streets, was found dead In his bed at
5.30 yesterday morning by another
negro who occupied the same room.
Bell went to bed as usual, so say the
other inmates of the house, and was
cold and stiff before it was discovered
that he was dead. Coroner Price ex
amined the body yesterday and pro
nounced that the deceased came to his
death by heart disease. The negro
was employed by the Carolina Cooper
Dr. Worth Coming.
The Charlotte Observer of yester
day says: "Dr. George C. Worth and
wife, of Wilmington, are expected to
spend Sunday in Charlotte, on their
way from California home. When
the trouble in China broke out Dr.
and Mrs. Worth refugeed to Japan.
From there they went to California.
landing a few days ago. Dr. Worth
went to the Orient four years ago on
his own responsibility, as a medical
missionary. He is a man of ability
and intelligence. '
Miss Parcello Married.
The marriage of Miss Marie V. Par-
cello, the well known contralto singer,
who gave several entertainments here
last April under the auspices of the
Hospital Circle of the King's Daughters
has been announced by the Albany (N.
Y.) Argus. Miss Parcello was married
at noon July 17th, at Amherst, Mass.,
to Mr. Geo. Bixby, a prominent young
New York attorney.
With the Richmond delegation
to the Congressional Convention yes
terday were two young lawyers of
Rockingham who are rapidly achiev
ing success in their chosen profession
and who contributed very largely to
Richmond's big majority August 2nd.
They are Jno'W. LeGrand and-P. C.
FRANKLIN J. MOSES.
Former Governor of South Carolina Ar
? rested for Larceny of $5.
By Telegraph to tne Morning star.
Boston, August 18. Franklin J.
Moses, at one time Republican Gov
ernor of South Carolina, and also a
former Speaker of the House of Rep
resentatives of that State, was arrested
here to-day, charged with the larceny
of Ave dollars from John D. Hardy, a
Boston business man. Mr. Moses has
been living in Winthrop and for
a time conducted a weekly news
paper at Revere. It is alleged
that after disposing of his in
terest in the paper he continued to
solicit advertisements for it and Mr.
Hardy's complaint was entered as a
result of an alleged payment made to
sax. Moses of five dollars for an ad
vertisement which did not appear.
Moses was brought to the attention of
the Boston police in 1885 when he was
.arrested qn the charge of obtaining
money unuer xaise pretence iroru me
late Fred Ames, Colonel Thomas
Went wor th Higginson and others..
He was then found guilty and sent
to the State prison for three, years.
QEORQU RACE TROUBLE. '
Riotous Necroes In Liberty Cotmty DIs-
. persed and Order Restored. ' j -
By Telegraph tQ tne Horning Btar. '
Atlanta,' Ga., August 18. Gov
ernor uanaier received : a telegram
from Sheriff Brewer of Liberty county
to-night, saying that the negroes in
that locality who had been giving con
siderable trouble during tne last iew
days, had dispersed and that there was
no longer any heed of the Liberty
Guards. A cavalry troop, called out
yesterday, remains on the scene.
The citizens wno naa armea mem-
selves have returned to then homes
and order has been restored. Some
further arrests may yet be made.
A. Morris, a passenger on the steam
ship Kansas City, from New York for
Savannah, jumped overboard while
the vessel was off Cape Romaine, S.C.,
and was drowned. Captain Fischer is
satisfied it was a case of suicide.
- Tarboro Southerner'. Farmers- ;
are saying all kinds of unfavorable
things about the peanut crop.t f " "
Monnt Airy News'. The corn
crop in this part of the county will be
cut short one half. An immense
furniture factory is going upinKer
nersville for the manufacture of a
high class of furniture. The Ban- "
ner Chair Company, of this' city, is in ; ;
good shape. The business is growing
very fast, orders for their goods com- -ing
in more rapidly than they can be
manufactured:. . v.-
Concord Standard: Mr. Luther
Harwood, son of Emsley Harwood,
near Finger, in Stanly county,
was killed last Monday evenings -He
was riding, home from plough-
ing in the usual way, sidewise. when
his mule became frightened and ' -started
off in a run, throwing him off. -His
foot caught in the trace and the
mule ran with him about three hun
dred yards. Mr. Harwood expired
within about fifteen minutes.
Mount Olive Advertiser : Mr' .
Willis Martin, one of the most respec-'
ted and successful farmers of this sec- '
tion, died at his home near this place
last Tuesday morning, aged about fifty
years. The copious showers on
Monday night were of untold value to v.:
this entire section. Cotton, corn, and -in
fact all crops, were suffering very
much because of the drouth; wells .
were suffering from the intense heat
"Wadesboro Messwger-Intelli- ?'
gvneer: Wadesboro is to have two f
cotton seed oil mills. The new-mill
will be built by the Atlantic Oil Com-
pany. This company, which is char . ;
tered in South Carolina, has a capital
stock of $250,000. It already owns
three mills, one at Sumpter, Camden
and Bennettsville, and a refinery lo-
cated at Charleston. The mill will
have a capacity of fifty tons a day,
&nd will be equipped with the latest . '
and best machinery.
Concord Times: Mr. W. D."
Anthony sends us from Mt Pleasant V
an Irish potato which resembles a ter
rapin, and writes us the following note . .
concerning it: "I send you a Dutch
side terrapin of the genus vegetable,
species potato, -genealogical descent v
Irish, political class Democratic, pro
duct 16 to 1, because they average .16
to 1 in the hill. Down here they are
considered a great Democratic dish,
healthy and nutritious without any -Republican
or Populist mercurial in
gredients in their composition."
Lincolnton Rolesonian: One v
of the largest forest fires that has been
in this county for several years has
been burning in the Moss Neck section
since last week. It originated from
sparks from an engine on the Caroli
na Central railroad. This is the sec-"
ond recent fire"we have had from this
cause. From all parts of the
county, reports indicate serious" dam
age to cotton and corn by the drought
In some sections corn is almost en
tirely ruined and the damage is gener
ally estimated at about on half. Cot
ton is shedding badly and in some sec
tions dying. Taken all together the
prospect is a gloomy one for the farm-,
, Goldsboro Headlight: Dr. N.
R. E. Mayer, who farms one mile
north of here, brought to this office
Monday a limbless cotton stalk of the
cannon gold drop variety, which
showed 53 balls, shapes and forms.
Dr. Mayer has fourstalks in a hill and
intends to make two bale's to the acree.
A one armed white man named
William Morrissey, was jailed here'
Monday in default of $500 bail for
stealing several cows and mules in this
county, and also in Lenoir and Craven
counties. He seems from everywhere
save Goldsboro, havingegn brought
here frjbm NewberD, acd Justice
Broadhjarst remarked he hoped Moris
sey jould be from here after awhile.
Sahford Express'.' One con
cern at Southern Pines has shipped
oyer 2,000 crates of peaches this sea
son. They also ship as much as two
car loads of grapes per day. The
continued dry weather is playing
havoc with crops in this section.' "Up
land" corn will not make- a half crop.
Cotton is very small, though well
fruited. Even fruit has been injured
by the prolonged drought and the
Summer winds. Foxes seem to
be very plentiful in that' section of
the country four or five miles south
west of Sanford. Several gentlemen
from Carbonton and gulf came down
with a large pack of hounds the -' first
of the week and have since succeeded '
in catching several foxes. They caught
two Wednesday morning and one yes
terday morning, t
Greenville Reflector: Monday
afternoon near Wichard, in Carolina
township, a 7 year-old colored boy
murdered his 5 year-old playmate. .
Thje particulars as telephoned to the .
Reflector are that several children had
gathered at the the house of of a
colored man named William Chauncy,
the grown people all being off at
work. Gus Chauncy. aged 7 years,
and Elijah Wilson, aged 5 years,
fell out about something) when Gus
went into the house andioj; -his fath
er's gun and shot Elijah. VThe load"
tore the top of Elijah's head off; kil- "
ling him instantly. Some investiga
tion was made of the matter, but the
boy was deemed to young to put in
jail. He said he- did not know the
gun was loaded. His father was not
in the habit of keeping it loaded but
lent it out a few days ago and it - was
carried back doaded.
AFFAIRS AT SHANGHAI.
Watching the Chinese Fleet The British
Forces Landed Arrival of U. S.
Cruiser New Orleans.
By Cable to the Morning star.
Washington, August 18. As the
result of an exchange of cablegrams
between the powers concerning affairs
at Shanghai an agreement has been
reached by which all the admirals of
the several powers represented at
Shanghai will act concurrently in a
survey, or watching- of the Chinese
Yanetse fleet, instead of having this
duty performed entirely by the British
admiral at Shanghai. This Chinese
Yangtse's fleet consists of four cruisers
and several torpedo boat destroyers.
As many transports are carrying troops
of the various powers to unina it has
been deemed necessary to see that the
Chinese do not attack the unprotected
The cruiser New Orleans has ar
rived at Wu Sung, the port of Shang- -hai.
She has on board 800 men, in
cluding" forty marines. It is under
stood that the British forces landed
to-day and will be followed by French'
and German landing parties. It is
not expected that the Americans will
land a party.
In consequence dt the landing of
British troops, the French have ar-,
ranged to land 150. blue jackets at
Jim Strickland, a negro living in
Henry county, Ga., was taken out by
a crowd and given 150 lashes on the
bare back and then shot, once in the
arm, twice in the thigh - and once in
the leg. Strickland had been using
highly incendiary talk, saying what
he would do do' if a white man
man crossed his path, and has been re
garded as a fire-brand in the com
munity. - .