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WILMINGTON N. C.
August 24, 1900.
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
For President :
WILLIAM J. BRYANof Netrask
For , Vice-President:
ADLAI-E, STEVENSON pf Illinois.-
For Congress, Sixth District:
JOHN D. BELLAMY, of New Hpoyer.
KEEPIHG UP THE SCARE
The Republican organs shrink
from the discussion of the question
. of imperialism and are doing their
utmost to retire that and bring the
- money question to the, front as the
paramount question. They feel
somewhat awkward in this for they
realize the inconsistent position in
which it places them in view of the
persistency with which they have
. been asserting that the silver ques
tion was settled and dead beyond
resurrection, which was reiterated in
their national platform adopted at
Philadelphia, which f congratulated
the country upon that fact and feli
citated the Republican party on its
accomplishment. When they assert
now that it is a live issue fegain and
. the liveliest of all the issues isn't
this an admission that Bryan is
stronger than he was four years ago,
and that the Republican . party is
very much afraid that he has a ma
jority of the American people behind
, If they didn't fear this, would
they be thus reversing their posi
tion, discrediting their previous as
sertions, rand putting themselves in
the inconsistent attitude they do
by their frantic appeals to Bave the
country from Bryan and free 'silver?
There isn't a Republican organ in
the country which is not playing
upon this lifie now, for they have
all taken their cue from the hand
book issued by the Congressional
Committee of the Republican party,
showing the danger of the Demo
crats capturing both the Presidency
and both Houses of Congress.
A short while ago Hon. Bourke
Cockran, of New York, who stumped
against Bryan four years ago and
supported Mckinley , on the silver
issue, wrote a letter to the anti
imperialist convention which met at
Indianapolis, in which he declared
his purpose to support Bryan this
time, giving as one of his reasons
that the money question is settled
for the present and that Bryan could
not disturb the gold standard if
elected even if he had the House of
Representatives with him, for the
Senate would be against him, afid
he would be powerless to aSect the
gold standard ct without the sup
port of both Houses. Commenting
upon this the Philadelphia Inquirer,
"But after two years the Senate
might also be Democratic, and then
- what would happen t It might take
two weeks to pass a free-silver bill,
and it might take another two weeks
to pais a free-trade bill, and it might
take another two weeks to haul down
the American flag in the Philippines
and to srive those, islands over to
' Partisan organs in their zeal fre
quently see only one side of a ques
tion and forget that they may pay a
very high tribute to the men and
the party they oppose, as the 7n
quirer does in this instance, for it
admits that the Democrats may car
ry the House of Representatives
next fall, have the next Congress,
and substantially admits that Bry
an's administration may be so pop
ular that the Democrats may not
only control the House of Represen
tatives two years hence but also
capture the Senate and thus have
complete control. This is virtually
an admission that Bryan is a man of
much more ability than the average
Republican organ is willing to admit,
and that the principles advocated by
him as enunciated in the Kansas City
platform have a stronger support by
the American people than they are
willing to openly admit. Otherwise
where would be the likelihood of the
Democratic party electing a ma
jority of the Representatives in two
elections, and following that up by
, carrying States enough'to give them
a majority in the Senate two years'
hence? This alarmed organ, un
consciously perhaps, pays a very
high compliment to Wm. J. Bryan
and to the party whose standard-
v bearer he is, the appropriateness of
which few Democrats will be dis
posed to question.
But while doing Mr. Bryan and
the'.Democratic party so much honor
this organ talks very foolishly when
"it maps out the work which the
Democrats when they get control of
Y both Houses would dispatch with so
much celerity. We would doubt
less, as it says, have a free silver
bill but hardly in two weeks, for
the Senate is a go slow body, and
even with a greater majority than
the Bilver men are likely to have in
that body they could hardly get
through a free silver . bill in that
time. There isn't any closure rule
in the Senate, and. therefore the gold
Senators could debate such a bill
for more than two weeks.
As to a free trade bill that is
sheer nonsense, for if the Demo
crats wanted a free trade bill it
would be simply out of the ques
tion while this Government must
have for the next few years;
least, about $710,000,000 annual
revenue, and after that not less
than $500,000,000. As this must
come largely out of the customs
where is there a chance for free
trade legislation, even if the Demo
The flag would hardly be hauled
down from the Philippines in two
weeks either,for there would have
to be understanding and mutual
agreement before the flag was haul
ed down, such s providing for
such concessions of harbors, etc.,
as- this Government might reason
ably ask, provisions for refunding
the $20,000,000 purchase money
paid to Spain for the islands, and
other preliminaries, which would
take considerably more than two
weeks. And there would be no
turning of the Filipinos over to
butchery, for they have doubtless
had all the butchery amusement
they wanted since the Americans
have -been giving them lessons in
that. " This Philadelphia organ, in
its reckless zeal, simply discredits
its sense by this kind of absurd rav
A COSTLY GRAB.
We have already expended in
round numbers $186,000,000 in
prosecuting the scheme of "benevo
lent assimilation" in the Philip
pines. This does not include the
$20,000,000 bonus paid to Spain for
relinquishing any claim she might
have to the islands. But the job
isn't finished yet, for many millions
more will be added to the money
already expended if the war con
tinues, for this work of "benevolent
assimilation" progresses very slowly,
as every one knows, and there is no
reason to believe that it will prof
gress any more rapidly in the future
than it has in the past. s ;
Then on top of all the money
which has been and will be expended
in the prosecution of the war, will
come the pension bill, the propor
tions of which . no living man can
estimate. We have paid in pensions
to Federal soldiers, and to frauds,
the enormous amount of $2,600,000,
000 since the war, and the pension
rolls noy, a generation after the war,
carry over a million names. Taking
this as an index we may well con
clude that the pension roll growing
out of the war with Spain and with
the Filipinos will reach monstrous
proportions, of which we already
have indications in the number of
applications thus far filed. In the
following, which we clip from the
Philadelphia Times, we have some
information on that point. It says:
"Already more pensions have been
applied for on Account of the war with
Spain than the number of men who
saw actual fighting service in that war.
Such is the record of the Pension
Office brought up to July 1st of this
year. In 1899 the pensions allowed
were 125 to invalids and 178 to widows,
Up to July of this year the numbers
allowed were 926 to invalids and 888 to
widows, making a total of 1,811 in two
'-In the 30,981 pensions that have
been applied for a great number are
for the widows whose husbands died
of disease in Unhealthy camps or from
eating bad beef and other food. These
figures alone, taken with the fact that
our soldiers are sickening and dying
on their "police" duty in the Philip
pines, constitute a pretty good argu
ment for the anti-imperialists, an argu
ment which touches the pockets of the
Nearly 31,000 pensions applied for
in less than two years. Isn't that a
pretty heavy starter? A short while
ago a Grand Army of the Philip
pines was organized at Denver, Col
orado. This Grand Army, like the
G. A. R., will, in pension matters,
be manipulated by the Pension At
torneys, these patriotic gentlemen
who take such a deep interest in the
soldiers, and in their own pockets,
who will not fail to get in their
It is said that some projector with
apples has succeeded in producing a
seedless apple, of luscious quality.
Now if somebody will give us a seed
less watermelon, a seedless peach, a
seedless grape, an odorless onion
and several other improvements of
that sort we will begin to think the
world is really progressing.
The value of our exports of steel,
iron and machinery, not counting
agricultural machinery, for the past
fiscal year was $121,858,344, against
$93,716,031 for 1889 and $70,406,
885 for 1898.
A Chicago doe which had a preiu
dice against Belgian rabbits got away
$700 worjih of them in one night. He
then got away himself .
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as mercury will rarely destroy tbe sense of
emeu and completely derange the whole system
when entering It thronsrh the mncona enitaces.
Bnch articles should never be used except on
prescriptions from reputable physicians, as the
aunage they will do Is ten told to the good yon
can possibly derive from them. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by F. j. Cheney & Co.,
Toledo, contains no mercury, and is taken
Internally, acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. In huvlne Hall's
Catarrh Cure be sure you get thegenulhe. It
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boiu oy isruKgisie, pnoe voo. per DOlue.
HaM'sTam Pills are the beet ,
WHY HE WOULD VOTE 'JOB,"
The London Truth is one i of the
most influential papers published in
England. Its editor, Labouchere,
is one of the most brilliant of, the
European editors, a man of convic
tions, with the courage to proclaim
them. In a recent editorial on
American politics, he said: 4
"Were I an American I would vote
for Mr. Bryan in the coming election.
I do not believe in bimetallism, but
regard it as a proposition having noth
tag to do with practical politics.
"I would vote for Bryan because he
is more Democratic than his opponent.
, I Bryan's crusade against trusts means
atrrthat he obiects to plutocrats ruling the
country in their own interests. His
opposition to the entering on a scram
bla for outside territory is merely the
doctrine which until within a few years
held by every American, it is
this doctrine which has made
United States so prosperous. '
Capitalists and imperialists are ac
tuated by the same aim. They want
to divert attention from the mainte
nance of democracy at home by flaunt
ing before their country the glory of
an increasing area of empire. Semi
civilized lands acquired by the word
are their best hunting holds.
'Never yet has a people or nation
benefited bv such acquisitions.; Im
perialism has made the plutocrats our
masters for the nonce. They will re
main the masters until imperialism is
The Americans nave an excellent
constitution, but it won't stand the
strain of military adventure abroad."
This man has made a study oi
American politics and he under
stands what Bryan represents and
what Mc&inley represents, the one
the people, the masses,-the other
the few, the plutocracy; the one the
Democracy, the other the aristoc
racyj the one a government by the
man, the other a government by the
dollar. This is the difference, in
brief, between these two men as
the representatives of the parties
whose standard bearers they are.
Speaking as an, Englishman, with
the experience of an Englishman,
he condemns the policy of land
grabbing which has never- proved a
paying policy, and warns this coun
try against it. In this he agrees
with other"! eminent Englishmen
who contend that Great Britain has
lost more by heriand-grabbing than
she has gained. And yet we are
asked to take ' Great Britain as a
model, to abandon our long estab
lished policies and adopt hers.
TRYING TO DEMORALIZE THE
A Washington dispatch published
yesterday, states that Southern mill
men accept it as a fact that the New
England mills are behind the efforts
to establish "labor unions" among
the cotton mill operatives in the
South. We don't think there is any
doubt of that, for this work has
been going on for a year or more.
They go about it in different ways.
Some of these agents go around
quietly among the mill people, ex
patiate on the advantages they would
have in the North, the better pay
they would get, &c, and do all they
can to create dissatisfaction and dis
content. In some instances the
more skilled of these operatives have
been prevailed upon to go North
where positions were awaiting them,
where special efforts were made to
please them, and they wrote back,
to their friends letters corroborating
more or less the representations of
these agents. Thus dissatisfaction
and discontent were fostered, and
the spirit of unrest increased. .
Where they could their agents es
tablished Unions, and where they
did strikes were generally the out
come, the result being, as is usual
in such cases, that the operatives,
after weeks of idleness, went back
to work on practically the same
tarms as before.
Of course the more labor is dis
organized and demoralized in the
Southern mills the better it is for
the Northern mills and the worse it
is for the Southern mills. Southern
mill men are interested in bavin?
harmonious relations with their em
ployes, and so are the employes in
terested in having harmonious re
lations with their employers and if
they take the right view of it they
will let these New England mill
emissaries severely alone when they
come amongst them to stir up dis
satisfaction and strife.
HON. JNO. D. BELLAMY.
The Democratic convention for the
Sixth Congressional district re nomi
nated Hon. Jno. D. Bellamy by ac
clamation. This was a high honor.
Mr. Bellamy has made a record
during his first term in Congress of
which he may well be proud. . He
has served his people with fidelity,'
ana nas maae some reputation as a
polished speaker and ready debater.
If the Democrats elect a majority of
the next House of Representatives, as
now seems likely, he will have even
greater opportunity for usefulness.
At the election two years ago Le
carried every county in the district.
This year he ought to do as well. He
cannot do better.
, Let every Democrat go to work and
roll up as big a majority as possible
ior Bellamy ana Bryan.
Newbern Fall Pair.
The Newborn Fair, under the au
spices of the East Carolina Fish,
Oyster, Oame and Industrial Associa
tion, will be held November 12th to
17th, inclusive. Arrangements have
begun early for the event, and it is
proposed to make it the most success'
ful fair ever held in Newborn. Trot
ting and running races are being ar
ranged, which, with the large and at
tractive exhibits of fish, oysters and
wild game, is bound to draw a large
crowd of visitors. The premium list
will be announced later. Mr. William
Dunn is president of the enterprise
and Mr. George Green secretary and
Unveiling Ceremonies at the
Capitol Grounds in the City
Military Companies Confederate YtU
ersns Oration by R. H. Battle.
Miss Espy Vance Drew the
4. Cord The Statue.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, -August 22 The
monument to Zebulon B. Vance was
uncovered in the capitpl t quire, for
the admiration of generations unborn.
The procession formed shortly after
noon in front of Metropolitan Hall,
then marched two squares to the capi
tol grounds. The order of march was
as follows: Platoon of Raleigh police;
L. O'B. Branch Camp - Confederate
Veterans; Wright's Cornet Band;
Raleigh Light Infantry, 42 strong;
Wilmington -Light ' Infantry, 34
strong; two companies from Durham,
under Capt. Woodall, and Capt.
Christian, 40 strong each; Franklinton
company, 40 strong; Granville Grays,
of Oxford, 40 strong; Vance Guards, of
Warrenton, 40 strong; Clinton com
pany, 24 men; Kinston Naval
Reserves, SO men; Newborn Naval
Reserves, 30 men. Various camps of
Confederate veterans followed. The
Webb Camp, of Durham, made a
fine appearance, with over one hun
dred; Cape Fear Camp, of Wilming
ton, attracted much attention, and
Mayor W add ell W4W a most welcome
visitor on this occasion. Among other
prominent men were General J. S.
Carr, Colonel J. S. Cunningham and
General B. S. Royster.
The number of visitors to the city.
estimated from thelarrival of regular
trains and five specials, is placed at
There were probably 10,000 people
on adjoining streets and in the Capitol
grounds when the exercises began. The
committees and dignitaries occupied
seats on. the platform. The ceremony
was opened by prayer by Dr. Eugene
Daniel, of th Presbyterian Church,
in an impressive invocation.
Col. Thos. S. Kenan, of Raleigh, who
was elected chief marshal by the com
mittee, introduced Hon. Richard EL
Battle, of Raleigh, orator of the day.
Mr. Battle spoke clearly and forcibly
and his address was a masterful sum
mary of Vance's life, as a boy, student,
lawyer, legislator, Congressman, sol
dier, Governor and Senator. He said
that North Carolina was not unmind
ful of her great men and that by com
mon consent Vance was fixed upon as
the man the people of the State de
lighted to honor.
Upon conclusion of Mr. Battle's
oration Miss Espy Vance, grand
daughter of the lamented Senator,
drew the cord and the statue of the
patriot was beheld by the vast crowd.
A mighty cheer went up. . j
The statue stands in Capitol square,
midway between the east front of
that building and the boundary of the
square, while the noble memorial
erected by the State to its Confederate
dead "First at Bethel, last at Appo
mattox" stands at the western front
The movement to erect a monument
to the Senator took shape soon after
his death and was begun as a popular
one. in this way $2,500 was raised.
The Legislature of 1899 came to ' the
aid of the movement by appropriating
$5,000, and with the $7,500 it was
decided to secure a statue. There was
lively competition by artists last Sum
mer, no less than twelye competing,
but Henry J. Ellicott, of Washington,
was the winner. Mrs. Vance, the
widow, admired the model, which was
a study from the best photograph, and
made frequent visits to Ellicott 's studio,
where the work was seen and pleased
her, as it also did the two commit
tees, one appointed by th Legislature
the other by the citizens whonad
The Statue Described.
The statue is 8 feet in height and
stands upon a base of eranite from
Mount Airy, this State, the base being
of equal height. It was cast by the
Gorham Company, at Providence,
R. I.,. and when two members of the
committee went there to inspect it in
June, one of them exclaimed as they
first viewed it. - "There's Vance."
When the statue was put in position
last month the few who saw it made
the same remark. Vance's personality
was very striking. The likeness of
the face and head is the feature of the
work. On the base is the one word I
"Vance," in bold letters. That one
word is enough. In bold relief it
stands out, typical of the man, who
in war or in peace was always for his
beloved North Carolina and North
Carolinians. The head is lion-like,
yet kindly in expression. The artist
has happily caught the bearing of the
man and his true manliness of face,
form and pose.
State Senate Robinson.
State Saitor. j; W. S. Robinson, of
Ivanhoe, Sampson county, was a Wil
mington visitor yesterday. Mr. Rob
inson was unfortunately defeated for
re election at the last election as the
heavy Populist vote in Sampson was
not overcome by the Democratic
counties in his district.. He is accom
panied here by his little daughter, who
will spend some time at Carolina
Beach the guest of the family of Mr.
Mr, A. L. Bain, of Graham, Ala
mance county, has been engaged as
superintendent of the Delgado Cotton
Mills, vice J. C. Reid, who has re'
moved elsewhere. . Mr. Bain is a prac
tical cotton mill man and has been at
the mill now for about two weeks.
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Explains Reason for Trouble Between
Himself and Mr. George Peterson,
v of Clintoo-tharges Refuted.
Clihtoit, N. 0., August 2L
Editor Stab : We notice in . your
to-day's paper, an account of a little
"scrap" here on the 20th inst. between
Geo. Peterson, of this place, and my
self, in which you say that the diffi
culty grew out of . the fact that I made
the charge here on. Saturday that Geo.
Peterson had gotten ammunition, etc.,
here before the election to intimidate
Populist and ahti-amendment voters.
I made no such charge. . I did state
here on Saturday at the indignation
meeting at Clinton, that I had been
away from home for a few weeks prior
to the election, and that on my way
heme, on Tuesday prior to the election,
I was pained to see at Warsaw a num
ber ot red shirts and Winchester
rifles waiting for the train to bring
them to Clinton. I also stated that I
was informed that they were ordered
bv a merchant in the town of Clinton.
The crowd then requested that I name
him and I called the name of (Jeorge
Your correspondent, who is evi
dently Peterson's friend, stated that
we quarrelled on tne streets. Tnis is
not true. The facts are that I bave
been an invalid for the past fifteen
months. Yesterday morning 1 got
out of a sick bed and started to the
office of my physician for a prescrip
tion and just as l started up stairs,
Peterson, who will weigh 190 pounds,
without any warning -.whatever, ap
proached and before I could even turn
to him, bit a e in tbe face. There were
no words -exchanged between us. I
never even suspected that he was mad
till he hit me and I was totally unpre
pared. , - . r
These are the facts. As to Which
one of us got the best of it I don't sup
pose me puDiic is concerned.
Jno. E. Fowlkb.
A "SCRAP" AT CLINTON.
Ex-Congressman Fowler Made Charges
Which Infuriated Mr. Peterson.
A "scrap" to which attaches some
political interest, reported from
Clinton. Saturday at the "monster
indignation meeting" at that town ex-
Congressman John E. Fowler, who
was one of the speakers, is said to have
indulged in bitter personalities and to
have accused Mr. George Peterson, a
merchant of tlie town, of having
brought to Clinton arms and ammuni
tion with wtneho intimidate Populist
and anti amendment voters.
The allegation was not challenged
by Mr. Peterson until yesterday morn
ing, when he met the ex Congress
man on the streets. He repudiated
the charge made in the speech and de
nounced the author. One word led
to another with the result that a fisti
cuff was indulged in in which Fowler
got considerably the worst of it.
Further particulars were not obtain
Iojared In a Ran away.
News has been received by friends
in the city of a runaway at Linville, a
mountain Summer resort of North
Carolina, in which Mrs. George Roun
tree, of Wilmington, was painfully
but not seriously in jured. Mrs. Roun
tree, with her sisters, Mrs. M. F. H.
Gouverneur and Mrs. Donald MacRae
have been spending some time at Lin
ville, and Saturday afternoon while
driving with a Mrs. Whipple, the
horse became frightened and kicked
the vehicle to pieces, throwing the
ladies on a pile of stone by the road
side. Mrs. Whipple was unconscious
for some time but Mrs. Rountree was
the most injured. She received lacera
tions about her ear, neck and chin by,
coming in contact with one of the tires
on a wheel of the buggy and the fall
to the ground also caused many
bruises. Both ladies were badly
frightened but are recovering very
Finger Cut Off.
Cornelius Davis, a thirteen-year old
colored boy, lost the forefinger of his
left hand yesterday afternoon about 3
o'clock while edging shingles at
Brown's shingle factory near Kidder's
mill. The boy was feeding a rip saw,
when his hand slipped into the saw
and was badly lacerated. He was
brought by a colored laborer of the
mill to the office of Dr. Harper, City
Superintendent of Health, where he
was given temporary attention and
carried to the "City Hospital, where
amputation of the finger was "made .
Mr. Branson's Sister Dead.
The Stab yesterday mentioned that
Mr. George W. Brunson, Jr., of Wil
mington, had received intelligence of
the critical illness of his sister in
Charleston and that he had gone im
mediately to be with her. Yesterday
morning a telegram was received from
him stating that his sister had died at
10 o'clock Tuesday night. The fune
ral will bejield at Orangeburg, S. C,
this morning at 10 o'clock.
Purchased Residence, i
Through the real Restate agency of
Mr. W. M. Cumming, Mrs. C. A.
Holland yesterday purchased the
house and lot. No. 315 North Fifth
street, known as thePeidew residence.
The consideration was $2,500. Mr.
and Mrs. Holland recently moved
from Maxton to Wilmington and the
purchase indicates that they have
come to stay. Wilmington welcomes
AS IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN.
Representative Bellamy was, of
course, renominated without dissent
by the convention which met at Wil
mington yesterday afternoon. This
was as it should have been. He has
been faithful to his duties in Washine
ton 'aithful to his constituents. The
scurvy effort which was made to de
prive him of his seat in the present
Congress, and which failed, will be
fittingly rebuked by his people in the
great majority which they will give
him in November.
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DR. WORTH AT HOME
Arrived With His Family Yester
day from China Via Yoka- A
WELCOMED BY FRIENDS.
His Experience In the Orient Has Been
Thrllllnf, But He and His Wife and
Children Escaped Unmolested.
t At the Beach for Rest.
A large assemblage of friends gath
ered at the S. A. L. passenger station
yesterday to welcome back to their
home' Dr. George C. Worth, Mrs.
Worth and three children, Charlie,
William and Lucy, who arrived from
China via Yokohama, Japan, and San
Francisco as refugees from the war
which is being- waged by the . allied
forces in the "Empire Kingdom."
Since the outbreak of the ' Boxer
troubles and its final culmination in
an international struggle, friends and
relatives of the family in Wilmington
bave been especially solicitous about
their welfare and news as to their
whereabouts has been eagerly sought.
The train came in at noon . and Dr.
and Mrs. Worth and the children were
immediately driven in a carriage to
the residence of Mr. W. H. Chad,-
bourn, Mrs. Worth's father, where
they had dinner and from 2 to 3 o'clock
P. M. an informal reception was given
to the intimate friends of the returning
family. Dr. and Mrs. Worth and the
children are! in excellent health,
though the trip ..from San Francisco
during the extreme hot weather was
very lauguuig i ester day tney went
down on the 5.15 o'clock train to Mr.
C. W. Worth's Summer residence on
Wrightsville, where they will spend
some time, enjoying a much needed
Dr. Worth was stationed at Kiang
Ten, a city in the province of Kiangsu,
about 150 miles northwest of Shang
hai, and here his position was medical
missionary of the Southern Presbyte
rian Board. There were no Boxers
immediately at his post, .but there
were many secret societies, manifestly
inimical to- the foreigner. Threats
against the lives of missionaries even
before the outbreak of hostilities by the
Boxers were frequent, and Dr. Worth
decided that it was best for them to
leave immediately for a place of
safety, and he did so by going into a
Chinese fortification in the city, the
commander of which was a personal
friend of Dr. Worth's. r Later, under
guard provided by the commander of
the garrison Ihey embarked on a
steamer for Shanghai, on June 23rd.
At Kiang Yen from whence he de
parted there were-only three foreign
'families in the town, and irresponsible
Chinese many of whom had once be
longed to the army made open and
boisterous threats against the mis
sionaries. - They threatened to burn
Dr. Worth's home and murder the
At Shanghai Dr. Worth enlisted
with the volunteer organization of the
city for the protection of the lives and
property of foreigners. This organiza
tion since Dir. Worth's departure is
said to have grown to comparatively
mammoth proportions and is a potent
factor in securing some measure of
protection to the helpless missionaries
Dr. Worth remained but a few days
in Shanghai and immediately took a
steamer for Japan, where he had
originally intended to spend the Sum
mer. Nearly a month was spent at
various places in Japan and on July
24th the family sailed from Yokohoma
on the Gaelic; one of the vessels of the
Occidental and Oriental Steamship
Company. They reached San Fran
cisco on Saturday, July 11th, and im
mediately notified Mr. C. W. Worth,
Dr. Worth's brother, of their inten
tion of coming home at once. The
trip across the continent rev
quired over a week and upon
arriving at Charlotte Saturday night,
the family remained over until yes
terday in order to rest and pass the
Sabbath quietly. As before stated,
relatives and friends of the family
were delighted to greet them.yester
day. Dr. Worth is one of four missiona
ries, under Presbyterian auspices at
this post The other three, one Of
whom is Rev. Lacy Little, of Anson
county, this State, do regular mis
sionary work. Dr. Worth conducts a
medical dispensary, with which he ex
pected, but for the unexpected trouble,
there would soon be connected a hos
pital. He is a graduate in medicine of
the University of Tirginia and also
attended the University of North
Carolina. He is one of the ablest
missionaries in China. It was five
years ago that Dr. Worth, immedi
ately after his marriage, left for China.
During this time he and family
learned much of the Chinese people
and their ways. Both he and Mrs.
Worth can f converse fluently in the
Chinese language, and one of the chil
dren speaks interestingly in the same
Dr. Worth left China before the war
reached its zenith, but is inclined to
think the struggle will be one of long
duration, as the natives are stubborn
and slow to realize that they are
A pleasing incident of yesterday's
welcome to Dr. Worth was the pres
ence at the train of a committee of Y.
M. C. A. members, consisting of Mr.
W. M. Cumming, Rev. A. D. McClure
and Dr. N. M. Wetzel, the physical
director. Dr. Worth and his lamented
father, Mr. D. G. Worth, were very
active in the formation of the Associa
tion and contributed largely to the
erection' of its splendid building on
Rev. W. B. Oliver, pastor of
the Florence Baptist church, who went
to Southport some time ago for his
health, An reported as having improved
very little. In some respects, how
ever,, he has been benefitted some.
Sheriff George B. McLeod, of
Lumberton," was a Wilmington visitor
THE COTTER ALGONQUIN.
- ' - .
First Visit to City Yesterday Since Her
Recent Trip to Baltimore Change
ia Officers' Staff. .
The United States revenue cutter
Algonquin, stationed permanently at
Wilmington, came up to the city yes
terday morning from Southport for
the first time since the repent improve
ment to her machinery and hull,
which required her absence more than
a month in Baltimore. .- .
The cutter wa' much improved
though to frhe novice the . improve
ments do not appear from tbe exterior.
She was docked by the Columbia Iron'
Works and her bottom was scraped
and painted. New auxiliary steering
gear, to be used by hand in the event
the steam gear becomes inoperative,
has been installed and then there are
other improvements of a casual na
ture. Capt. Willey remained in Baltimore
and he will be away for some time
yet First Lieutenant J. E. Reinberg
brought the ship down from Baltimore
last Monday and, of course, is in com
mand during the Captain' absence.
She returned to Southport at 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon and will remain
at her Summer station there until
During her absence in Baltimore
several changes ha.ve taken place in
the executive staff of the Algonquin.
Third Lieutenant F. W. Smith has
been detached and sent to the Gal
veston, stationed at Galveston, Texas.
Second Lieutenant D. T. A.DeOtte,
of the cutter Boutwell, stationed at
Newbern, but whichis now at Balti
more for her annual inspection ' and
overhauling, came down 6a. the Al
gonquin in Lieutenant Smith's stead,
but returned last night to Baltimore
to join his own ship. Cadet R. R.
Taefel, of the practice ship Chase, is
now in his place.
First. Assistant Engineer J. E. Dor
ry has been transferred to the Win
dow, stationed at Baltimore, and in
his place is Second Assistant Engineer
Edwin M. Davis, of the Dallas. Sec
ond Assistant Engineer Turner's posi
tion was filled during the ship's ab
sence by Mr. W. "V. Sullivan. Chief
Engineer F. E! Owen and Second
Lieutenant B. M. Chiswell are, of
course, at their posts yet
Sunday the Algonquin will cruise
to Charleston and remain away about
WANT COMMUTATION OP SENTENCE.
Gov. Russell Will Again Be Interceded
With la Behalf of Kinsanls.
Without interference by the Gov
ernor, Archie Kinsauls, the con
demned murderer from Sampson
county, who is now in New Hanover
jail, will hang at Clinton, Friday, Sep
tember 7(h just sixteen days from
this date. The chief executive of the
State has already been interceded with
in the condemned man's interest, but
beyond a postponement of the execu
tion one or more times, he has refused
to change the judgment of the court
The wife of the condemned man and
William J. Bellamy, Esq., Kinsaul's
attorney, who has been drawn into
the case more on account of sympathy
than for hope of pecuniary reward,
will make one more final intercession
with the Governor in his behalf, ask
ing for a commutation of his sentence
to life imprisonment.
Mrs. Kinsauls left last night, for
Raleigh and this morning Mr. Bellamy
will leave on the special train. Sheriff
MacRae and Jailor Millis will also
probably go to day to tell of Kinsauls'
exemplary conduct while in the prison
here and of any other circumstances
that will gain executive clemency.
Kinsauls has not yet broken down
under the strain upon his system and
talks cheerfully of his hopes.
4 A young white boy, while in
bathing at Southport Tuesday after
noon had his left hand severely
lacerated by a shark which
caught it in the water. The shark
was a small one or the conse
quences might have been more serious.
TO CLEANSK THE SY8TEJI
Effectually yet gently, when costive or
bilious, to permanently overcome
habitual constipation, to awaken the
kidneys and liver to a healthy activity,
without irritating or weakening them,
to dispel headaches, colds or fevers,
use Syrup of Figs, made by the Cali
fornia Fig Syrup Co. only.
TO THE SURVIVING OFFICERS OF THE
36TH N. C. ARTILLERY REGIMENT.
. I am exceedingly anxious to obtain
pictures of the commissioned officers
of the 36th N. C. Artillery Regiment
who participated in the battles at Fort
Fisher, taken either with or without
uniforms during the War.
If you will inform me at Norfolk,
Virginia, immediately, of any pictures
in your possession of yourselves, or of
any pictures taken during the war of
your deceased comrades who held com
missions in your regiment, you will
confer a great favor upon me.
Colonel of the 36th N. C. Artillery
Fayetteville Observer: Jim
Burns, of Revels, was tried before
Mayor Cook Tuesday morning, charged
with an attempt to kill George Marsh
yesterday afternoon, and was bound
over to the Criminal Court. He gave
bond and was set at liberty. Immedi
ately upon his release be swore out a
warrant before Mayor Cook against
Marsh, charging him with an attempted
criminal assault upon his wife. Chief
of Police Flowers thereupon arrested
Marsh, and on failure to give a suffi
cient bond for his appearance, he was
placed in jail. Burns admits firing
five shots at Marsh, but alleges that it
was for an attempted criminal assault
on his wife by Marsh. Marsh denies
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SO SAYS WASHINGTON POST.
A Movement Among Business Men and
Others to Emphasize Settlement of
. Negro Question by Voting Re
publican National Ticket.
Washington Post, 22nd.
The situation i a North Carolina, as
between Mr. McKinley and Mr. Bryan,
is engaging some attention among
well informed politicians f in these
parts. No one is quite ready to say
that the Tar Heels will desert the
Democratic column, although the
story was brought to this city some
days ago that there was an agreement
between Republicans and Democrat?,
made a considerable time ago, that the
amendment should be carried in Au
gust and North Carolina's electoral
vote delivered to McKinley in Novem-,
ber. That story has been told quietly,
but with great emphasis, here of late.
It has not carried conviction that any
such agreement has actually existed,
but it has convinced some people that
there is a strong tendency ampng
some North Carolina Democrats to fall
in line for the Republican ticket.
As corroborating such a situation, it
is learned from North Carolinians who
are in the confidence of political par
ties that there is a movement among
the Democrats down there to issue a
manifesto within a few days declarii.p
their preference, now jhat the negio
has been removed as an issue from
State politics, in1 favor of Mr. McKin
ley. Details of the men and of their
influence in various North Carolina
communities cannot now be given,
but steps have actually been taken to
that end, with prospects of successful
The clamor from some parts of the
State that further agitation of the negro
question by Democratic organs should
cease has its origin largely with men
who are in sympathy with this Mc
Kinley movement, and who, realizing
some of the benefits that protection has
brought to the State, want to see polit
ical divisions on industrial questions
and national policies, rather than on
race issues. Whatever comes of the
movement, it is regarded as significant
of the sentiment in the Old North
Mr. Bryan's'inajority there four
years ago was 19,266. While very few
people- believe there are enough North
Carolina Democrats supporting Mc
Kinley to insure the; eleven electoral
votes for him, there are a large num
ber who appreciate the great industrial
growth of the State, and who, in polit
ical sympathies, it is declared, belong
of right in the Republican party.
Oar Greatest Speclallts .
For twenty years Dr. J. Newton
Hathaway has so successfully treated
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sive method of treatment for Varicocle
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Blood Poisoning, Rheumatism, Catarrh
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hopeless by other physicians, readily
yield to his treatment. Write him to
day fully about your case. He makes
no charge for consultation or advice,
either at his office of by mail.
J. Newton Hathaway, M. D.,
22 South Broad St., 'Atlanta, Qa.
THE Q0EBEL MURDER.
Trial of Henry Youtsey and Others Post
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By Telegraph to the Morning Star. &
Georgetown, Ky., August 2.
Judge Cantrill, to-day,. being satisfied
that Henry Youtsey is not in proper
physical condition to stand trial for
alleged complicity in the Goebel mur- j
der, continued the case until the nest ',
kernel of court.
Owing to illness in the family of one
of the attorneys for Combs, Whittaker
and Davis, those cases also were post
poned to the October term. The ac
cused will be admitted to bail in the
sum of $3,000 each.
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