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WILLIAM H. BBBNABD
Hdltox and Proprietor. '
WILMINGTON, N. C.
August 31, 1900.
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
For President :
WILLIAM J. BRYAN, of NeHrasta.
ADLAI E, STEMSON. of IUinois.
For Congress, Sixth District:
JOHN D. BELLAMY, of New Hanoyer.
STEETCHIHQ A CLAUSE
The leaders of the Republican
party have never felt bound by the
constitution of the United States
when it was in the way of the ac
complishment of anything they had
1 determined upon. That party be
i gan its life, so to Bpeak, at war
with the constitution, and it has
been at war with it more or less
ever since. It warred upon the
constitutional right of the South
ern slave owners to take their slaves
into the territories, and it ignored
the constitutional right of their
owners to have fugitive slaves re
turned to them from the free States
into which they escaped, and they
had societies organized and "under
ground railways," as they were call
ed, to assist in the flight and escape
of slaves, all in violation of the con
stitutional rights of slave owners.
The leading agitators of the Repub
lican party not only admitted this,
but gloried in it, and that was one
oOho principal causes of the war
between the North and the South."
Having no constitutional authori
ty to make war upon sovereign S.tates,
when the South seceded, they practi
cally declared the constitution sus
pended and exercised the war making
power on the supreme law of self
preservation or "higher law, " which
Mr. Seward discovered. A party which
began its career at conflict with the
'." constitution could not be expected to
have much respect for it, never had
and has not now. '
During the war the constitution
was utterl ignored; they did what
they wanted to do and justified it
by "necessity, which knows no law."
"When they wanted money to pay
war expenses and run the govern
ment they printed paper' and made
it a legal tender for all debts, save
customs on imports, and they found
their pretended authority for that in
the clause giving Congress the
the -power to "coin" money and
regulate the value herof . To print,
they said, meant to coin and thus
by a coined definition of a word
they got rid of the difficulty. Thus
' the Republican party gave us the
greenback, that thing which they
have since characterized as the
"endless chain," of which they were
and are so anxious to get rid.
After the war when they could no
longer justify their ignoring of the
constitution by the necessity plea of
preserving "the life of the nation"
-they found it necessary to ignore it
to. preserve the Republican party,
and the scheme of reconstruction
began in utter disregard of the con
stitution. The whole scheme of re
construction, the emancipation of the
slaves, the enfranchisementythe dis
franchisement of white men, the rule
of military satraps, and numerous
other things they did were entirely
without constitutional warrant; they
knew it, and never pretended seri
ously that they had any authority
for it. They had the . power- and
that is all they wanted to know.
When they wanted to establish
the high tariff protective system for
the benefit of the Republican manu
facturers and others of the North
they stretched the "general welfare
clause" and pretended they found
their authority under that. . Under
that same clause an immense amount
of devilment has been done for they
found that it was elastic enough
to permit almost anything to be
done under it, such as establishing
high tariff, giving bounties to rail
roads, bounties to ships and numer
ous other things that took millions
of dollars annually out of the pock
ets of the American people.
So now when they are defied to
- find any constitutional authority for
forcible expansion and. adopting a
colonial system, they took it for
granted that the expanding has been
accomplished, the colonies- practi
cally . established they cite that
r clause. of the constitution which
' rives Congress the power to
make all rules and regulations re
epectine the territory and other
property of the United States as au
thority for what they are doing.
- They stretch this clause to cover all
- creation and justify the establish
ment of a system supported by bayo
nets, which was as far from the
thoughts of" the men who framed
that constitution as one thing can
te from another. They - were look
ing at territory, property of the
United States, contiguous to us,
and out of which States might be
made, territory which would be in
habited by our own people and others
from other countries. The men who
framed that clause had no more idea
that it would be stretched to cover
colonies across the seas, colonies ac
quired by fraud and force, too, than
they had that it. would be used
to justify the establishment
if an empire under the Has in one
part of the globe and a Republic in
another. There is a vast difference
between making 'rules and regula
tions respecting territory and other
property of the United States and
ruling1 subjugated people in remote
lands, and holding them under the
flag with powder and shot. . The
fathers certainly never thought of
that when they framed that clause,
but then they never thought we
would have such interpreters as the
Republican statesmen have proved
themselves to be.
THAT FULL DINNER PAIL-
The Republican politicians are
trying to humbug the workmen of
the country by sounding the "pros
perity" slogan and playing the "full
dinner pail" fraud. It is said that
they are even going to adopt the
dinner pail device for a campaign
button. Imagine Mark Hanna and
a lot of those trust fellows, sleek
stump speakers and other "soft
handed sons of toil," decorated with
a dinner pail. But the Boston
Herald, a Republican paper, calling
their attention t, the danger of
overdoing the prosperity and dinner
pall business, thusjcomments upon it:
"The prosperity Issue as a political
factor is one which could have been
worked much more successfully a year
ago than it can at the present time.
Industrial enterprises of most kinds
are in a fairly healthy state, but they
vre not carried on with the vigor that
they were twelve or fifteen months
ago. At that time many of the mills
that are now shut down were working
day and night, and even then found
themselves incapable of keep up with
their orders. This holds true of , al
most every department of trade.
The great iron and steel trusts have
hut down their mills with a free,
hand, although a year ago it was said
by some of their managers that they
had on their books orders for more
goods than they could manufacture in
two years time. Either many of these
orders have been cancelled or the
statements were made for the purpose
of influencing speculation in the stock
market. The cotton mills, notably in
Fall River, have curtailed their out
put, and in a number of the small in
dustries there is a recognized tendency
to take in sail."
In his Asbury Park, N, J., speech
several days ago, Mark Hanna tooted
the prosperity horn pretty loudly
and claimed' credit for the McKin-
ley administration (of which he is a
very considerable part) for all of it.
Here the question arises, if the Re
publican statesmen are to have
credit for all the prosperity that
comes to the-country, may tbey not
be justly held responsible for any
failure to keep that prosperity up?
If , that party can bring pros
perity right along, what de
cent excuse can it offer for letting
prosperity diminish? If it is. the
whole thing, it must assume full re
sponsibility, and while taking to
itself credit for bringing prosperity,
take responsibility for letting it slip
away. Of course, the first claim is
all rot, bnt they make it and logi
cally become responsible for any re
verses in the business conditions.
Everyone knows that things are
not booming now as they were a year
ago, and sensible business men know
some if not all of the reasons, but
while iron plants are reducing pro
duction or closing up temporarily,
and other manufacturers -are reduc
ing production and wages, the pros
perity tooters must blow less loudly
for they might find it difficult to ex
plain this and reconcile it with their
loud boasts as prosperity promoters.
Some newspaper reporters are so
meddlesome that they are always
getting some one ir)to trouble. - An
enterprising citizen W Kansas was ex
hibiting a "feathered' dog. and was
doing a fine business in entertaining
the sight-seers and putting cash into
his own pocket, and might be doing
so yet if a meddlesome reporter who
went in to see that dog hadn't plucked
a handful of feathers from the doer
and noticed that the dog didn't re
sent it, which he doubtless would if
he had grown those feathers himself.
And then the crowd confiscated that
dog, skinned him and pulled, off a
close-filing canton flannel coat, to
which $he suit of pigeon feathers
had been dexterously ,sewn. The
last heard from the dog man he was
making tracks across the border to
gep away from the crowd, which
wanted to skin him.
Field Marshal Walderseo, who
will command the German troops in
Ohina, proposes to make himself
comfortable. He has had shipped
for his use a seven-room house of
asbestos, fire proof, bullet uroof.
lightning proof, water wnnt V.oat.
proof and colj proof, all of which
ought to be jroof enough that the
count nas a prouy good house.
Beware of Ointments for Ca
tarrh that Contain Mercury
as mercury will surely destroy the mm of
w Vi An mt..lni 1 - -
can possibly derive from them. Hairs Oatarrti
Cure, mannfactnrea fcy T. J. Cheney A Co,
Toledo, Om contains no mercury, and is takn
mucous surfaces of the system. In bavins Hairs
iBwisa tuwirunuy, ana maae in Toledo,
by F. J. Cheney 4 Oo. Testimonials free.
Sold byDrngglsts, price 7Bo. per bottle.
Hairs Tamlfr Pills are the beet.
IS THIS HOHEST t
In reply to the charge made by
Mr. Bryan in his Pawnee, Nebraska,
speech, that the administration was
not honest in its opposition to the
16 to 1 ratio, as shown by the fact
that it is daily coining silver dollars
at that ratio, Secretary Gage comes
to the front with the following state
ment in defence of the administra
While it is true that we are coining
silver dollars now at the ratio of 16 to
1, every working day in the year, we
are coining the silver bullion of the
Government for Government account
and not for the silver owner and for his
account The Republican party has
never made objection to me ratio 01
is to 1 in the coinage of silver as now
carried on for the Government for the
benefit of all the people, the profit go
ing to the Government for the general
benefit, and not to the holders of silver
Notice the plea behind which he
takes refuge and tries to defend his
action. He holds that the "fifty
cent" dollar is a fraudulent dollar,
and yet he justifies coining it bo
cause the Government, or all the
people get the benefit of the fraud,
and not merely the silver owners.
How can all the people get the bene
fit of the fraud if there be & fraud
in it? Some one must be cheated.
But if the ratio of 16 to 1 be dis
honest, can the Government be held
innocent when it issues those dis
honest dollars, simply because a
great many people are benefitted by
it and not merely a few silver mine
owners? Does the number bene
fitted wipe out the fraud or lessen
the" dishonesty? Would highway
robber or larceny be less highway
robbery or larceny if perpetrated by
a large number of people and not by
one or two?
If the Government bought this
silver which it is coining at a price
equivalent, or nearly so, to the value
of the coined dollar, it might plead
an excuse for the coinage, that the
Government was simply trying to
protect itself from loss, but it bought
this silver at about sixty cents an
ounce, and is now tjoining it for the
profit there is in it, issuing a fifty
cent dollar, which they pronounce a
dishonest dollar, and compelling the
people to accept it as a hundred-
cent dollar, which is hardly consist
ent viewed from the standpoint of
honesty. Mr. Bryan does not re
gard the silver dollar as a dishonest
dollar, nor does any other free silver
man, but the men who are now coin
ing them do, and yet they take
refuge behind the plea that the Gov
ernment is benefitted by the fraud.
After reading this thin dodge of
the Secretary we have come to the
conclusion that his moral code, as
far as it applies to honesty in deal
ing with the money question, needs
THE SIXTH DISTRICT.
t Takes the Lead Overwhelming Ma
jorily for the Constitutional Amend
ment Nearly Three to One.
The following vote by counties on
the constitutional amendment in the
Sixth Congressional District will be
read with interest. This district easily
ed, giving over 18.000 majority for
White Supremacy. There is no ma
terial difference in the vote for the
amendment and that for the State
Anson 2124 496
Brunswick 849 992
Columbus 2231 1234
Mecklenburg.. 5110 1557
New Hanover 2967 2
Pender ...... 1255 . 294
Richmond... 1636 193
Robeson 4015 704
Scotland 1803 7
Union. . . . . . . 2396 822
f ; 24386 6301
Majority for . : 18,085
HENRY SEALS, COLORED.
Columbus Officer Tolerably Certain That
Seals is the Man Who Stole the
Horse from Mrs. Boege.
Deputy Sheriff E. A. Maultsby, of
Columbus county, yesterday went to
the county jail to see the negro, Henry
foeals, charged with stealing the horse
of Mrs. F. W. Boege, of Whiteville.
While he is reasonably certain that
Seals is the man, he preferred to
send for some one who knows posi
tively, so he wired Sheriff J. G. Butler
to send a man over at once. He says
that Seals, or W. H. Humphrey as he
was known around Whiteville, tried to
steal a valuable mule the same night
the horse-was taken from Mrs. Boege.
The animal proved very vicious, how
ever, and the negro succeeded in get
ting away with nothing more than a
bridle, which he used on the horse
stolen later in the night. Officer
Maultsby is also informed that the
negro is wanted in Marion, S. C, for
burglary, and the prisoner, has been
heard to say that he was afraid to go
to Marion as there was danger of his
being lynched if he did so.
Marriage at Point Caswell.
Mr. T. H. Foyles,-. of Lawndale,
Cleveland county, and Miss Caldonia
Pridgen, of Point Caswell, were mar
ried at the residence of the bride's
brother, Mr. William Pridgen, of
Point Caswell, yesterday afternoon at
three o'clock. The officiating minister
was the Rev. R. H. Hewlett, of Ma
sonboro Sound. It was a quiet home
wedding and only a few intimate
friends of the family were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Foyles came on down to
the city and spent the night here.
The leave this morning for Lawn
DROUGHT IS BROKEN.
Refreshing Rains Fell Yesterday
and Last Night in Wil
mington Section. -
RALEIGH QETS HEAVY FALL;
The Whole Southeastern Section Favored
More? or Less-Bat It Is Feared That
the Rains Are Too Late to Pre
vent loury to the Crops.
It looks now as if the drought which
has prevailed so long in this section of
the State is broken. Wilmington
didn't get very much of a rain yester
day, but the indications are good for
more here, while along the roads lead
ing into the city good rains are re
ported as having fallen. .
Passengers who came in on the At
Untie & Yadkin road l&st night stated
that good rains fell between San ford
and Wilmington. Beyond Sanford it
is believed that heavy rain fell. Pas
sengers' on the Wilmington & Weldon
railroad brought similarly encourag
ing news. Points-on this road also re
ceived some rain Tuesday afternoon
and last night.
The best part of yesterday's rains
seems to have fallen in the central part
of the State. Raleigh got 1.58 inches
up to nine o'clock last night and at
that hour it was still raining. At
Charlotte there was considerably less
rain only forty-eight hundredths of
an inch. At Charleston there was
only a trace of rain.
The indications for to day are for
local rains and it is doubtless safe to
predict that there will be an abund
ance of rain falling now. The only
question is, will the rain be in time to
save the crops? There is no denying
the fact that the farmers of this
section have been threatened with
a damage from drought that
it is appalling to consider.
The rain 'will prevent the damage
from growing heavier, but is hardly
possible for it to correct the losses al
ready sustained from the prolonged
dry weather. The rain, for instance,
can not do much for peanuts. Mr.
F. P. Lidburg, a well known grower
.of Ashton, said in conversation with a
Star representative that peanuts have
not more than two weeks in which to
make. At present he has found by
close personal examination that there
is not half a crop already made, though
this applies particularly to the Virginia
pea, the Spanish nuts having stood
the drought much better and the North
Carolina variety not being damaged
very severely. Mr. J. T. Foy, of Scott's
Hill, was also interviewed with regard
to the peanut crop and he said that a
loss had already been sustained.
Regarding cotton and corn, Judge
T. A. McNeill, of Lumberton, who
arrived in the city yesterday, is author
ity for the statement that throughout
his section cotton is cut off from a half
to two thirds and corn one half. Mr.
S. P. McNair. who is right from a trip
through Bladen county, states that the
crop out look there is not altogether un
favorable, as local rains recently have
gone a long way towards correcting
the evil results of the drought.
SHOT FROM AMBUSH.
Mr. Koah BIssett, of Glover, Was Fired
Into Friday Night by Two Men.
I Not Seriously Hurt.
Special Star Correspondence.
Spring Hope, N. C, August 28.
News has just reached here of the
shooting of Mr. Noah Bissett, of Glover,,
a postoffice about eight miles south of
On Friday night between 12 and 1
o'clock, Mr. Bissett started from his
residence to his tobacco barns. When
about half way he heard something in
the pea patch near the path and asked
"Who's there," and at the same time
discovered there were two men. One
of them fired a shotgun twice at close
range, neither taking effect. They re
treated a few yards and one man
turned and shot the third time, hitting
Mr. Bissett in left arm. shoulder, neck
and head, bsft fortunately the shot
were small. Mr. Bissett says he recog
nized one of the men by the flash of
the gun, and? had him arrested yester
day morning at 2 o'clock. While the
constable had: him in charge a crowd
cf men met Tiim and took the negro,
Marcellous Wiggins, and carried him
down in the woods and pulled him
up to a limb to make him tell what he
knew. The negro refused, saying he
knew nothing about it. The masked
men then Tgave him over to Constable
Strickland and he was tried at 10 A.
M. and bound over under a bond of
$500; failing to give this, he went to
Mr. Bissett does not believe the
negro had anything aginst him, but
was hired to do the shooting.
It all grew out of the stock law.
Mr. Bissett favored it and others did
not. Mr. Bissett will recover, as the
wounds are not serious. About fifteen
or twenty shot took effect, but were
taken out by Dr. C. H. Brantley.
GREATEST FAILURE IN YEARS.!
Condition of Crops In Stanly and Adjoin
ing Conntles Alarming.
A Wilmington wholesale grocer and
commission merchant is in receipt of
the following communication from a
prominent citizen of Albemarle:
"Albemarle, N. C, August 25.
Replying to your inquiry of the 21st
instant, will say that cotton in Stanly
county barely one-half crop; corn
quarter crop. Greatest failure in
twenty years. Some fields of cotton
will take ten acres to make a bale, and
good deal of the corn will not make a
peck to the acre. Adjoining counties
of Union, Cabarrus, Davidson, Ran
dolph, Montgomery and Iredell are no
better. We are also interested in busi
ness in the central portion of South
Carolina, and all report the worst
failure in years; cotton there half
a crop, and corn quarter crop. In
some sections of this (Stanly county)
trees have died from effects of
XO CLEANSE THE SYSTEM
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.
J. L; YORK IN TROUBLE.
Man Who Wanted to Operate a Painting
Factory Here Last Year Qtta In thi
Tolls at Fayettevllle.
The following from the Greensboro
Telegram tells of a 'slick duek" wh
has operated in Wilmington, ami pho
was quite a familiar figure OB our
streets just about a year, as the promo
ter of a paint factory:
One J. L. York, who formerly re
sided in Greensboro, has at last landed
on the way to a term in the Federal
prison. He was arrested in Fayette
ville yesterday for using the United
States mails for fraudulent 'purposes,
Being unable to furnish bail he was
placed in jail to await a preliminary
hearing on September 12th.
York was arrested by a deputy
United States marshal upon the com
plaint of Postoffice Inspector Connolly,
who worsed up the case. York has
resided in Fayetteville'for about 6ix
months, representing himself to be a
paint manufacturer desirous of estab
lishing, a large factory in that place.
He inspected a number of sites and
selected one upon which to build bis
factory. The people of Fayettevllle,
at first, were enthusiastic over the en
terprise and extended Mr. York the
"glad band." He purchased lumber
(on a credit) and placed it on the lot
which he had bought (also on a credit),
after which he had a quantity of fine
stationery printed and began an ex
tensive correspondence all over the
In this way he managed to get pos
session of a lot of machinery, lumber,
oil and other goods. He worked these
off at very low prices and lived high.
The people of Fayetteville became sus
picious of him, but he was not molested
until Postoffice Inspector Connolly
got hot on his trail.
York is well remembered in Greens
boro, "where he is sometimes referred
to as "York of mineraline fame."
This non de plume attaches to him on
account of a gigantic scheme.. he in
augurated while here two or three
years ago. By grinding up soapstone,
or some other material, he proposed to
provide a substitute for flour, the pro
ceeds from which were to make him a
modern Croesus. This scheme was ex
posed in its infancy.
When York first came to Greens
boro he was one of the proprietors of
the Southern Varnish Works and ap
peared to do a profitable business.
The plant, which was located south of
town, was destroyed by fire.
MR. R0BT. A. CURTIS.
His Brother Received a Letter Yesterday
Givlog Particulars About Death.
Was Riddled With Ballets.
Mr. T. K. Curtis received a letter on
yesterday telling how his brother,
Robert A. Curtis, was killed at John
ston Station, Georgia, some time ago.
The letter was written by J. G. Curtis,
another brother, who came up from
his home in Pensacola, Fla., to, find
out about his brother's death.
The unfortunate young man was re
quested by Constable Gill to help in
arresting a negro named Dotson. The
two men went to the place where Dot
son was supposed to be and found
him. Constable Gill told the negro
that he had awarrant for him. The
negro told him to read it and fired as
the officer' reached into his pocket and
took out the paper. Dptson fired a
second time, and at Curtis. The ball
took effect in the breast of the white
man and he fell to the ground. He
sprang up again, drew his pistol and
fired at the negro. As he did so a mob
of negroes appeared and attacked.
Curtis was complete! riddled.
A rifle ball and load of buckshot
took effect in his; back. There were
found also a pistoj balLin his shoulder
and one in his bgeast':
Deceased was about 26 years of age.
He went to Johnston Station several
years ago. He was clerk in ' a store.
He was unmarried but was engaged
to be married. In addition to the rela
tives mentioned he had a sister, Mrs.
Alonzo Rowe, of Rocky Mount. He
was buried at Johnston Station.
NOT BAD YEAR FOR PEANUTS
Large Consumption of the Product The
-Growing Crop is in Excellent Condi
tion Despite the Drought.
A Norfolk special to the Washing
ton Post contains some interesting
news about the peanut crop:
This, it was feared, would be a bad
year for the peanut producers of Vir
ginia. The Gwaltney Company, how
ever, the largest dealers in the trade,
say: "The crop of 1900 at harvesting
time was thought to be only an aver
age one, but it has proven to be one
of the largest ever grown. The con
sumptive demand has been unprece
dented, yet a considerable quantity of
both Virginias and Spanish will be
carried over to another season.
"The growing crop ia-Jialf or more
of the peanut belt is in fine condition,
and promises a heavy yield; the other
half has been, more or less injured by
drought, but with continued favorable
weather will make a fair crop. Any
probable deficiency will be fully made
up by the goods carried over. The
average is about the same as last year,
and stand of plants excellent
"There has been some buying by
speculators recently. This has stif
fened the market, made an unusually
active business for this time of the
year, and an unhealthy state of trade.
It is also suggestive of extreme dull
ness and lower prices before the new
gooods 'are offered, which we expect
by October 20th, as usual."
Weather Bureau observations cover
ing a period of twenty-nine years at
Wilmington, N. C, show the mean
temperature of September to be 74 de
grees. The warmest September was
that of 1881, with an average of 79 de
grees; the coldest, 1871, average 70 de
grees. The lowest temperature was
42 degrees on the 25th, 1887.
. Bureau reports show the average
date on which first killing frost occur
red in Autumn, November 8th.
Night Sweats, loss of appetite,
weak and impoverished blood, colds,
la grippe and general weakness are
frequent results of malaria. Roberts'
Tasteless Chill Tonic eliminates the
malaria, purifies your blood, restores
your appetite and tones up your liver.
25c per bottle. Insist on having Rob
erts. No other 'as good." 'R. R.
Bellamy, Jos. O. Shepard, Jr., and
J. Hicks Btnmsra. t
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LOW WATER AG MN.
Only Nine-tenths of an loch on Yesterday
Col. W. 8. Cook, of Fayetteville,
president of the Cape Fear River
Transportation Company, telegraph
to representatives of the company here
yesterday that there was only, nine
tenths of an inch of water at Fayette
ville. The A. P. Hurt, which arrived yes
terday morning, will, despite the un
favorable news from Fayetteville,
clear for that place again to-morrow.
It is expected that rains above
will cause the riyer to rise very
The low water which has been pre
vailing so long has greatly interfered
with the shipping business along the
river and there will be general re
joicing r when the river gets suffi
ciently high to float all the boats.
Captain Loveland Will Retain.
The schooner Sarah D. Fell, CapL
S. C. Loveland, who is so popularly
known in Wilmington, has been re
chartered by the Brown Company for
the shipment of a cargo of ties to New
York, and will sail for this port from
Philadelphia next Monday. The Sarah
D. Fell has already been in port twice
this season, and the many friends of
Captain Loveland will be glad to wel
come him back again.
Married Last Night
Mr. D. F. Koonce, of this city, was
united in marriage to 'Miss Katie
Padick at Catherine's Lake last nieht
in the Baptist Church. Miss Padick is
one of Onslow's most popular young
ladies, and the groom is the well
known Second street merchant. Mr.
and Mrs. Koonce will arrive in the
city to day and will be at horn at 414
South Fourth street
Miss Qillican to Wed.
Mrs. Annie Gillican has issued invi
tations for the marriage of her
daughter, Miss Mary Anne, to Mr.
James King Davis, of Tennessee, next
Thursday, September 6th, at 2:30
o'clock, P. M. in Fifth Street Metho
dost Church. The numerous friends
of the contracting parties are looking
forward with interest to the approach
Remains Sent to Folkstone.
The funeral of Mr. Ira Breece was held
yesterday afternoon from the family
residence, corner Fifth and Wright
streets. Rev. J. H. Hall conducted
the services. The remains were car
ried to Folkstone Onslow county,
yesterday afternoon, to be interred in
the family burying ground.
Concord Tribune: Messrs. M.
L. Brown & Bro., have just finished
threshing their crop of 1426 measured
bushels. By weight this crop Weighs
1484J bushels. This wheat was raised
on fifty-eight acres of land, drill meas
ure. This wheat is thoroghly clean of
cockle, cheat, oats or trash of any kind.
The cost was as follows: Plowing
land $90, harrowing $17.50, drilling
$26.25, value of seed at $100, per bushel
$80.25, harvesting wheat $55. hauling
wheat from the field $30, hauling wheat
to mill $15, for threshing and sacking
271.30. This foots up $367.80. This is
a cost of $6.34 per acre. The value of
1484i bushels of wheat at 74 cents per
bushel; is $1,113.37. The Messrs.
Browns say the straw and chaff is
worth $300 to them. Add this to value
of wheat and you have $1,413.37, less
the total cost of $367.80, leaves them
the nice sum of $1,045.57. This is a
profit of $18.03 per acre, or we might
say $1,000, allowing the $45.57 for
wear and tear of machinery and taxes.
There was not a pound of fertilizers
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DORSE THIEF TAKEN.
capture Effected Yesterday by
Jailor Geo. W. Miffls and
Deputy Sheriff Rowan.
CRIMINAL OF MANY ALIASED
Henry Seals, Colored, Alias W. H. Hum
pbrey, Alias Ray Scott The Horse
Stolen from F. W. Boege, of
Wilmiogton has something of - a
Sherlock Holmes in Jailor Gerge W.
Millis. Give him half a scent ; and he
Will run down a criminal in short
order. He captured two "bad men"
to-day and in both hauls showed real
Pinkertonian ability. The particulars
of the arrest of a young white man
for stealing are told of elsewhere. Here
it is the purpose to describe his work
in taking a horse thief.
Yesterday afternoon there was
placed in the hands of Sheriff Walter
G. Macltae a warrant for the arrest of
W. H " Humphrey, colored, charged
with stealing th8 horse of Mrs. F. W.
Biege, of Whiteville. The warrant
was sworn out by Justice of the Peace
H. B. Register, of Whiteville. Spe
cifically it stated that Humphrey stole
the horse and disposed of it for $40.
Accompanying the warrant was a let
ter written from Wilmington, under
date of August 24th, over the name
of W. H. Humphrey to Mr. John
Maultsby, of Lake Waccamaw, ask
ing him to send to Wilmington
"the $10 or the $15" if he had it ready.
There was stijl another letter with the
warrant Tjps was from Mr. John
Maultsby, of Lake Waccamaw, to
parties in Whiteville. It isrot very
clear, but the idea gathered from a
eareful reading is that Maultsby
bought the horse of the negro and
theh traded or sold it to a Mr. Carter.
But that is neither here nor there the
person of the thief was wanted.
This was three or four o'clock in the
afternoon. By seven o'clock Jailor
Millis bad his man.
The steps in the officer's plans to
capture the negro are worthy of note.
He recognized the handwriting in the
letter signed W. H. Humphrey as that
of Henry Seals, a negro who was in
jail some time ago for robbing a freight
car and: who wrote notes to the jail
from tile hospital when sent out there
on account of sickness. Mr. Millis
had also been told by one of the prls
oners tbat Seals had been heard to say
that he sometimes went by the name
of Scott Sure enough on the face of
the warrant the names W. H. Hum
phrey alias Bay Scott appeared. He
was sure of his man.
The address given in the letter asking
money to be sent to Wilmington was
1011 North Fifth street. Jailor Millis
took Deputy Sheriff D. A. Rowan, an
other valuable officer, and the two
went to the locality mentioned. The
first person they saw was Seals. Jailor
Millis asked him if his name wasn't
Humphrey, and the negro trembled
like a leaf. He is a very strong, pow
erful man and Jailor Millis rather than
take chances covered him with his
pistol in less time than it takes to tell
it. Deputy Sheriff Rowan then put
the nippers on him and the two offi
cers conducted him to jail.
Stealing a horse under the State law
is larceny, although it has not been so
very long since it was a capital offence.
The maximum penalty is twenty years
in the penitentiary.
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HON. W. J. BRYAN'S PLANS.
Lead the Fight of the Democrats
Himself in the East.
By Telegraph to the Mernlnz Star.
Chicago, August 29. William J;
Bryan will lead the fight of the
Democrats himself in the Central
and Eastern States. He will take
command next week in Chicago,
and then will begin an invasion of Re
publican territory, for he has decided
to stump Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wis
consin, Uichigan, Minnesota, JNew
York, New Jersey, Maryland and
West Virginia. This change of his
J lan was announced to-day by Senator
. K. Jones, chairman of the Demo
cratic national committee-, and Mr.
Bryan's itinerary is now being worked
BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY.
An Appeal Secured from the Recent Deci
sion of the U. S. Court.
Bv Telegraph to the Morning Star. -
Richmond, Va., August 29. It is
announced that Judge Holladay, one
of the attorneys for the Southern Bell
Telephone Company, has secured,
through Judge Simonton of the Uni
ted States Circuit Court, an appeal and
supercedeas from the recent decision
of the United States Circuit Court of
Appeals, against, the telephone com
pany in its litigation with the city of
Richmond, and that the case now goes
to the Supreme Court of the United
States, and will be placed upon the
docket of its term beginning m Octo
A tornado destroyed the larger por
tion of the town of Whitewood, N.
W. T, It is nut known whether there
was any loss of life. Whitewood is a
frontier settlement of four hundred
It is nrobable that after makine hia
Labor Day speech in Chicago, William
J. Bryan will make a brief tour of
West Virginia. ?
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0EN BULLER'S ADVANCE.
British Occupied Machadodorp Boers
Retreated Buller's Casualties
By Cable to the Horning Star.
London, August 29. LordRobetts
reports under date of Belfast August .
28th, as follows:
"Buller's advance occupied Machad
odorp this afternoon. The enemy
made a very poor stand and retreated,
northward, followed by Dundonalci''-,
mounted troops who could not pr
ceed beyond Helvetia on account c,fj
the difficult nature of the country and',
the enemy taking up a position tcV '
strong to be dislodged by the mountt Jl
troops. It appears that Buller's cas
ualties were very few.
"French continued the movemet,t
to-day as far asfBlandsfontein, from '
which he turned the enemy out with
no difficulty. The latter retired very
rapidly. General Buller's casualties
August 2? were: Killed, one officer
and thirteen men; wounded, seven
officers and fifty seven men."
Bryan Will Put in Three Days
; Next Week in That State.
By Telegraph to the Mornine Star.
Lincoln, Neb , August 29. That
West Virginia is to receive the early
attention of Mr. Bryan was definitely
determined to day. The Democratic
Presidential candidate has been the
subject of importunities from Na
tional Committeeman McGraw, of that
State, for some time. He has pleaded
for a week of Mr. Bryan's time.
This much Mr. Bryan has found
himself unable to give, but he will
put in three days of next week in that
State. He will leave Chicago sooti
after concluding his Labor Day
speech, to be delivered in that city
Monday, for West Virginia, and will
devote Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday in stumping tLat State, lie
will visit the greatest centers of popu
lation and the most doubtful districts
but the naming of places will be left
entirely to Mr. McGraw.
COTTON MILL MEN.
A Conference in Philadelphia Relative to
Condition of the Markets.
By Telegraph to the Horning Star
PHiLADELPHiA.'August 29. A com
mittee of cotton mill owners, ro
presenting the Southern Cotton Spin
ners Association, arrived here to day,
their purpose being to consult local
members of the Tarn Manufacturers
Association, relative to the condition
of the market.
A meeting was held this afternoon
at which the decrease in the price of
cotton yarns was discussed. It is con
ceded that the reduction is due to over
production and methods looking to
the removal of this condition were dis
The committee will remain here for
several days and will be id constant
consultation with local commission
KNIGHTS OP PYIHIAS.
Sessions of the Supreme Lodge Reports
of Committees Heard.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Detroit, Mich., August 29. Ses
sions of the Supreme Lodge were re
sumed to-day and some ot the reports
of the committees were heard. Supreme
Chancellor Sample will announce the
reelection to-day by the Supreme
Lodge of James R. Carnahan of In
dianapolis, as major general command
ing the uniform rank. General Cam a
han founded the uniformed rank more
than twenty years ago, and has ever
since been its commander. His salary
is f4,50O a year. It now appears to br.
conceded tbat Vice Supreme Chancel
lor Fethers, of Wisconsin, will be
elected supreme chancellor, according
to previous custom, instead of re-elec
ting Supreme Chancellor Sampler
Salisbury Truth-Index,: One
week from yesterday Will Edwards
will pay the penalty for taking the
life of a fellow man. Ever since the
commission of his crime Edwards has
been confined in the Lexington jail,
with the exception of the few days in
which he was in Salisbury for the
'purpose of being tried. He will re
main there until the latter part of this
week, when he will be brought to
Salisbury for execution next Monday.
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his profession in this line. His exclu
sive method of treatment for Varicocle
and Stricture without the aid of knife
or cautory cures in 90 per cent of all
caseat In the treatment of Loss of Vi
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and Urinary Complaints, Paralysis,
Blood Poisoning, Rheumatism.Catarrh
and Diseases peculiar to wemen, he is
equally successful. Cases pronounced
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.
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. 221 South Broad St, Atlanta, Ga.
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