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Experience is a good teacher
when people are disposed to learn.
Sometimes it is a very costly teacher.
For a long time the majority of the
people of the Northern States viewed
the negro problem from a distance
."ami iliscussed it from the standpoint
of 'sentiment.; The negro they
knew was the negro created by the
writers of Action and by the lecturer
who knew very little about his sub
jo r. There was a great deal of
svmruthy if not affection for the
noiri'o of fiction, and it was not un
til those people began to come into
contact with the negro of flesh,
liloo l and bone, and passions that
the sympathy began to wane.
Year by year the floating negroes
have been drifting into some of the
Northern cities, and congregating
a tht-y do in Southern ; cities and
tlit-n those communities begin to be
dimfronU'rt by the same problem
that lias confronted Southern com
munities ever since the negro was
emancipated, while they lacked the
.knowledge of the negro that the
thi m tc grapple with the problem.
Afar sr olding at the Southern peo
ple fur lo! these many years for their
wav of meeting this problem, "they
no acknowledge that it is, in their
estimation, at least, one of boundless
on which their attention
bsH.ii en' more closely riveted by
the r.eeiitrace riot3 in Northern
cities. . .
In speaking of these, and the ne
gro generally in the North the Chi
cago J'lurnttl expresses v its senti
ments, and doubtless the sentiments
of the thinking people of the North,
injhe following editorial:
"Anions the perplexing problems,
upon the solution of which depends the
health and happiness of the republic,
is the problem of the American negro.
What are we going to do with him?
The riddle of existence seems scarce
harder to read. But the riddle of ex
lslenc-j may not be read, while the
riddle of the negro may and must be.
Much has been thought, spoken
aud written upon this question. What
has i: come to? Nothing. Whither
has a logical consideration of it Jed?
Nrmli-r-1. At every turn a paradox.
We wish that we could say something
wise or helpful on this matter. We
mizht, indeed, repeat a hundred sug
gestions, all well enough as far as they
go; but there is the difficulty they go
so short a ways. - y
"rorty years ago the negro was a
slave ; to day he is a' problem. The
South disfranchises him and lynches
him ; the North lynches him and buys
his franchise.- Of the two the North
uses him the worse. The South under
stands the negro better' than the
North, and. on the whole, treats him
better.- It at least gives him what he
piot needs employment; and it gives
it freely. But his chances of employ
ment in the North grow fewer every
Chicago . the condition of the
colored man is rapidly becoming
serious. He must live, and to live he
must have work; and work for him is
getting scarce. One seldom sees a
colored waiter now in restaurant or
hotel; as a bouse servant he is well
nigh extinct: few business houses will
employ him in any capacity though he
produce r diploma from Yale or Har
vard; we permit him to ride in the
street cars with us which the' South
does not though we give him plenty
of seat room ; and we draw the social
line about as strictly as they do in the
South, with none of the South's com
pensating kindness in other ways.
"The mischief was done early. The
Ihegro was originally a survitor, and
was well content to remain a servitor.
In au evil dayfor bis race he was
raised to citizenship. No one cares to
seriously defend the institution of sla
very. It is indefensible. But there
was a middle ground, which was never
taken. We 'lifted the negro to the
other extreme, and when we placed
-him there we turned our backs upon
"him. For forty years we have treated
him illogically, unnaturally, and, in
many cases, inhumanly."
Just after the war, when there
w;re few negroes in the North, and
they "lost themselves," as the negro
Uwgressman White expresses it,
among the white people, they got
along without attracting much at
tention, and as they did not come
into f:ompetition with white laborers
they excited ho antagonism, and
seated no animosities. But as they
continued to increase in number this
condition changed, and the change
was accelerated by the fact that the
; ( ' ortion of well-behaved negroes
( e influxes to the bad was
The bad were decidedly in
I i oritv. and the race was
it : .. .
them, as other races some--y
their most vicious and
. -raents. That's the kind
h vocation for riots in
' itieaXandin the South,
K there were an yHihing like ajlarge
and continuous migration of negroes
into the Northern States they would
find it a much more perplexing
problem than it now is, and they
could not manage it as.the South
does, because they would not know
how to go about managing it. If
the South were left entirely free to
solve this problem for herself with
out outside interference or captious
criticism and malicious misrepresen
tation, she veould soon effectually
settle the problem for herself and
teach perplexed communities in the
North how to solve it. The South
era people have never made a move
to settle it that was not adversely
criticised by the partisan press of
the North, which thus encouraged
the negroes to resist the methods of
The first step in that direction
would be to remove the negro en
tirely from the" domain of politics,
and thus-deprive him of the oppor
tunity to make a fool of himself,,
and the temptation to be corrupted,
and demoralized by the men who
look upon him as so much stock in
trade in politics. Removed from
the domain of politics they would
bo less prone to overestimate their
importance. There would then be
less temptation for them to crowd
into the towns and cities where their
very numbers are against them and
have a tendency to keep them poor,
even the more industrious of them.
Too many negroes in the labor
market means competition of negro
with negro, in which both suffer.
In the country, away from the temp
tations, enticements of the towns,
and the demoralizing effect of cheap
intoxicants, the negro would be com
paratively very easy of management,
and, out of the political field, would
present a problem very easy of solu
tion, compared with what it is and
has been. One thing is certain, and
Verhaps the Northern people are be
ginning to realize this, and that is
that the South is by far better quali
fied to solve that problem than the
North is, and with the experience
Northern cities have had their people
may be more disposed to -view with
justice the efforts of the Southern
people to solve for themselves tl
That was a very sent able resolu
tion adopted by the meeting of
Southern Commissioners of Agri
culture, at Raleigh, urging the cot
ton planters ojrthe South to dis
tribute theirsales throughout the
year instead of rushing their cot
ton in and dumping it on the mar
ket. At a glance anyone can see
the good business sense in this,
but it will be about as difficult to
arrv it out practically as it has
been to carry out a number of other
good suggestions that have been
made, such as the reduction of
acreage, raising home supplies, etc.
When the marketing season opens
too many of our planters find them
selves in the need of money to meet
obligations contracted. They have
to sell whatever the price may be.
but if prices Btart off well there will
be a rush any way, the planters who
are not in an independent condition
preferring to sell rather than take
chances. For these and other rea
sons a large proportion of the crop
is marketed early in the season, and
itwill, in all probability, continue
so, notwithstanding good "sugges
tions, until our planters generally
adopt the system of raising their
home supplies and other products
for market and make cotton the
Secondary instead of the first consid
eration. When they become- so in
dependent that they can hold their
crop or a part of it indefinitely, then
the planters can follow such sugges
tions as here alluded to, handle their
crop in a business-like way and
avoid the mistake of overstocking
the market and taking money out of
their own pockets.
Last year Wisconsin produced
$20, 000, 000" worth of butter -and
$8,000,000 worth of cheese, and
Wisconsin is one of those . States
where cattle must be housed and
handfed most of the year. North
Carolina could produce butter and
cheese at half the cost that Wiscon
sin can, and yet.enough is not pro-1
duced in the State to supply the de
mand for home consumption.
-It is said that Senator Teller is
the only one of the sixteen original
Colorado Republicans who left tne
Republican party on the silver ques
tion who hasn't gone back. It is
very .hard to prevent wicked oia
-sinners from backsliding after con
Senator Scott, who is managing
the campaign for the Republicans
in West Virginia, says he pays cam
paign speakers from $10 to $300 a
week. The presumption is that the
$10 fellows whoop it up in the
woods. '-. . "-''-."
First-class warships come high,
but the fighting nations must have
them. The Alabama, when equip
ped and ready for sea, will cost
Edmunds,' of Ver
mont, has done a good deal of anti
expansion talking, has made some of
the strongest arguments against it,
and has stood practically with Sena:
tor Hoar in protesting against the
administration policy of expansion.
But Edmunds, like Hoar, is a Re
publican first; an . anti-expansionist
afterwards. He doesn't propose to
let imperialism or anything else
stand between him and the party.
The following is his latest deliver
ance on the Philippine question:
"The Philippine Islands belong to
the United States, by all rules of inter
national law; we bought and paid for
them and the inhabitants of those
islands are citizens or subjects of the
United States just as surely as-you
and I are. If we had dropped out of
the Philippines after Dewey fought at
Manila,' all would have been well.
We should have done so then. My
idea is that a year ago we might have
said to the Filipinos, You stop fight
ing and we will stop; you set up a
Government and we will see that you
are protected, but on condition that
you shall not make a treaty with any
oiner rower, except it has -first been
submitted to and approved by the
United States.' I believe the Fili
pinos would have accepted a proposi
tion of that kind.
"We should maintain an interest
there. As for throwing them over, as
the Democratic platform proposes. I
am opposed to any such proposition.
If we should do that I firmly believe
that within at most three years the
islands would be in the possession of
England, Germany or Spain, and I
should not like to see that."
This is simply the chicanery of an
unscrupulous advocate, who in the
exigencies of a case will throw the
equities overboard and swallow him
self.. There is no doubt that undel
international law the Philippine
islands may belong to us,- but fiTsn't
a question of international law, but
a question of right and honesty and
of national good faith and honor.
He thinks that a year ago we
might have said to the Filipinos,
"If you'll stopfighting, we will,"
&c, and thaj the Filipinos would
have accepted that proposition at
that time. That is precisely what
Bryanproposes to say, if he be
elected, and what ground has Mr.
Edmunds or any one else to assert
hat they would not accept such a
proposition ? It is an unwarranted
assumption that they would not.
Then he would have been willing,
(for that is a part Of his proposition,)
to offer them our protection against
foreign aggression, but here he says
it would never do to turn them over
to themselves as, he says, the Dem
cratic platform proposes to do, for
they would within a few years fall
into the hands of Germany or other
European powers. The Democratic
platform does not propose to turn
them adrift, but to secure such foot
hold as we may desire in those
islands, with their consent, in return
for which we give them self rule,
independence and protect them in
it. If our protection a year ago,
would protect them from falling in-,
to the hands of European land-grabbers,
wouldn't the protection offered
them by the Democratic platform
be as effective?
With all his astuteness, legal lore,
etc., Mr. Edmunds is not only in
consistent with himself but illogical.
THE SENATORIAL PRIMARIES.
As the plan of the Senatorial pri
maries does not seem to be gener
ally fully understood we publish the
following resolution adopted by the
Democratic State Convention:
"We hereby instruct the State. Ex
Acutive Committee to make provision
for the holding of a primary on the
first Tuesday of next November for
the selection of a United States Sena
tor by the Democratic voters of the
State, at which every elector who has
voted the Democratic ticket in the
State election shall be entitled to cast
one vote for one man for United
States Senate, and the candidate who
receives the majority of the votes
so cast in the whole State shall receive
the support of the Democratic mem
bers of the legislature; ana ii no can
didate shall receive a majority then
the committee shall hold a second pri
mary, at which only the two highest
candidates shall be balloted Jot and
the . one receiving a majority of the
votes cast shall receive the support Of
the Democratic members of the Legis
lature. "Provided, that if any third candi
date shall receive at the first primary,
so held, within 2,500 votes of the sec
ond highest candidate, then in that
event the three candidates shall be
balloted for at the second primary,
and the one of the three receiving the
highest number of votes shall receive
the support of the Democratic mem
bers of the Legislature for United
At its meeting on the 5th instant
the State Executive Committee will,
as instructed, make provision for the
holding of these primaries.
The New York Sun is an in
genious paper. It Irots out a
"paramount issue" about every other
day. A short while ago it was free
coinage, then it was Bryan, now it
is Bryan's Secretary of the Treasury.
It hasn't hit on Bryan's boy Willie
yet, but it probably will before it
gets to the end of its paramounts.
It is said that in his letter of ac
ceptance McKinley will make copi
ous quotations from his messagea and
speeches, and other utterances. He
will also make copious omissions.
No allusions to "criminal aggres
sion," "plain duty," or anything of
WILMINGTON, N. 0., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7,
TRIAL AT WARSAW,
George Butler, Ex-Congressman
Fowler and Others Charged
With Criminal Libel. '
THE HEARING POSTPONED.
An Effort Will Be Made to Have Case
Bound Over to Sampson Superior
Court, But Prosecution Will
Fight This Move.
George Butler, a brother of Senator
Butler, Ex Congressman J no. E. Fow
ler Ex-Representative Cicero John
son, and thirteen other Populists were
brought before Justice of the Peace J.
F. Woodward yesterday at Warsaw at
10 o'clock on the charge of criminal
libel. It was claimed by the prosecu
tion that Butler wrote for the Caucas
tan an article in which he charged
DemocratSi. with openly and boldly
stealing one thousand votes ana l
which he compared them to the 1
est criminals. The charge against the
other defendants was that at the in
dignation meeting at Clinton, Satur
day, August 18th, they adopted a reso
lution endorsing the article published
in the Caucasian. V .
There was a large crowd present to
hear the trial, the Democrats number
ing about one hundred and the Popu
lists fully as many. In order -to give
all an opportunity to hear the proceed
ings Justi ce Woodward held the trial
in the big strawberry shed nearthe de
pot. Despite the large crowd present
there was no disorder of any sort and
the proceedings passed off without
any startling developments.
Senator Butler was not present to
hear the proceedings against his broth
er, although he returned Friday from
Chicago and was at his home about
seven miles away. His father in law,
Col. E. L. FaisoD, of Elliott's, and his
private secretary, J. B. Hoover, were
H. L . Stevens, of Warsaw, and F.
R. Cooper, of Clinton, were attorneys
for the defer, ce. John D. Kerr, E. W.
Eerr and H. E. Faison, of Clinton,
conducted the prosecution.
Counsel for defence contended that
the trial could not legally be held in
Duplin county as the defendants lived
in Sampson, and as the paper in which
the alleged scandalous article appeared
is some times published in Ulinton.
The prosecution on the other hand
claimed that the trial could be held in
any county where the paper circulates.
This was the view which the magis
trate took after hearing both sides and
he ruled accordingly. Then the de
fence stated that they were not ready
for trial as they did not have all their
witnesses present. To meet their con
venience the hearing was postponed
after argument until Monday, Septem
ber 10. at 10 A. M. at Warsaw.
The warrant was taken out several
days ago by Jno. D. Kerr, Esq., of
Clinton, Chairman of the Democratic
Executive Committee of Sampson
county, and H. B. Chestnut, of Clin
ton. Acting on the principle that the
trial could be held in any county where
the paper circulates, Duplin county
was re elected. The trial was not held
in Sampson, because of the bitterness
and political prejudice which prevails
Mr. Eerr, the Stab learns, was
somewhat disappointed at the result of
the trial. He had hoped to have the
defendants bound over to the Superior
Court of Duplin county which meets
this week. An effort will be made to
jhave them bound over to the Superior
Court of Sampson county.
END OF THE COTTON SEASON.
Receipts 9,005 Bales Short of List Year.
- Col. Cantwell Busy Yesterday.
Wilmington's cotton season for 1899-
1900 closed Friday and Col. Jno. L.
Cantwell, secretary of the Produce
Exchange, was busy yesterday getting
up the figures for his usual complete
and thoroughly accurate report
The receipts for the year were 282,-
360 bales, 9,005 bales(short of lastjyear's
receipts, which were 291,365 bales. The
heaviest receipts ever known here were
those of year before last when 323,273
bales were received at this port
The exports of cotton for the year
were 288,260 bales, against 2e,47
Democrats Must Organize.
Those who long for the defeat of
Bryan and Stevenson, whether they
call themselves Populists, Republicans
or Democrats, wish to see the full
negro vote polled in North Carolina.
Real Democrats should, therefore, be
on the alert. The work of organiza
tion should be pushed vigorously.
Meetings of the White Supremacy
Club of New Hanover should be called
at an early day. "To hesitate is to be
P. S. Since the foregoing was writ
ten we have received from Chairman
Simmons an address relating to the
matter-of organization which we print
in another column. Let every Dem
ocrat in Wilmington remember that
Friday night Sep, 14th, is the date
fixed for- the clubs in this city to
On the Presidential Election.
A Wilmington Democrat authorizes
the Star to offer the following wagers
on the result of the Presidential elec
tion: Fifty dollars each that the fol
lowing States will be carried by Bryan
Virginia, Maryland, North Caro
lina, Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana,
Georgia, Delaware, Alabama, West
Virginia, Arkansas and New, York.
Twelve separate wagers of $50.00 each.
In 1896, six of these States, were car
ried by Bryan and six by McKinley,
bryan .n north Carolina,
The Situation and Prospects as Seen by
Correspondent of the New York
Charlotte, N. C, Tuesday. If the
November' election depended entirely
upon national issues the State of North
Carolina might well be placed in the
doubtful column. Local questions,
nowever, nave assumed an importai
which obscures questions of national
pontics, ana tne indications are now
that because of these local questions
W. J. Bryan will surely arry the
The State election, 1 which was held
on August 2, resulted in a majority of
more than sixty thousand for the
Democratic candidate for Governor,
but the most sanguine Democrats do
not expect a majority of more than
fifteen "thousand in - November for the
National Democratic ticket" -
The burning issue is, of course, the
race question. If the thoughtful and
conservative element in the State had
its way this question would hot ob
trude itself into the national campaign,
ut as tne hope of the Kepubiican oartv
lies in organizing and voting the ne
groes who will be disfranchised in 1902
it is almost impossible to keep it out of
But many Republicans are very san
guine in regard to their success in No
vember. They will appeal to the ne
groes to roll up a big majority against
the party which cast them out, for the
effect this might have upon their po
In addition to this negro vote and
the regular Republican vote they hope
for strong reinforcements from the
dissatisfied Populists and from the con
servative Democratic element, which
is large in this State.
A large proportion of the democrats
are very anxious to avoid the race
question in November, for the reason
that they believe it is a settled fact that
the negroes have been disfranchised,
and they seriously object to further
abuss of the negroes toward whom
they have the kindliest feelings in
all matters except those political.
The Republican leaders, however.
will spare no efforts to organize the
negro voters in this the negroes' last
Presidential campaign against the
' In doing this the Republicans will
force the issue into the campaign, as
the Democrats will. be compelled to
meet this organization by once more
arousing the prejudice of the whites
against the blacks to hold in line the
same vote which adopted the recent
The attitude of the negro toward his
political fate is one of indifference.
About twenty per cent, of the negro
vote of North Carolina is sufficiently
literate to retain the franchise. . These
educated negroes are nearly all resi
dents of cities and villages. The illit
erate negro is found in the agricultu
ral districts. There seems to be a gen
eral acceptance among the negroes of
the situation which the whites have
made for them. They are apathetic as
to the loss of their vote and seem in
different as to any means of regain
The Democrats, who are confident
of Bryan carrying the State by a great
majority, are depending a great deal
upon this apathy among the negroes,
for they say the negroes, recognizing
the fact that they are dead politically,
will make no further effort to over
turn the dominant raceTn its political
The factors which favor the Demo
crats in the national election in North
Carolina are two. Firstit is the party
of disfranchisement ; second, a Demo
cratic Legislature has enacted an elec
tion law which puts the ballot and the
machinery entirely into the hands of
the Democrats, so that it would be ex
tremely difficult for the Republicans
to develop sufficient strength to over
come Democratic manipulation.
SECOND ADVENT CHURCH.
Elected Elder J. W. S. Harvey Assistant
Pastor Lsst Friday Night.
At the regular monthly' meeting of
the Second Advent Church, held Fri
day night Elder J. W. S. Haryey was
elected assistant pastor, to occupy the
pulpit during the absence of the regu
lar pastor. Mr. Harvey was elected
by a unanimous vote, a'nd his election
meets the approval of all who know
him. He is a gentleman of the old
school, who, through his patriotism,
will allow nothing, cost him what it
may, to come between him and his
convictions. He is one of the pioneers
of Adventism in the South, having
been united with the church at Wil
mington for over twenty years, since
which time he has " been a most zeal
ous worker for the .advancement of
Christianity in this city. The Star
congratulates the church upon her
selection, and wishes Mr. Harvey suc
City Tax Book.
Capt A. L. DeRosset yesterday
turned over to the city the tax books
for 1900. They showed gross taxable
property to -amount to $7,171,538. This
amount was divided as follows : ' Real
estate, $5,404,138; personal property,
$438,368; solvent credits, $191,115;
stock of incorporations, $357,852; stock
in trade, $576,945; incomes, $120,086;
There has been a healthy increase in
practically every item over last year's
figures. m km
Arrived in New York.
Mr. Clayton Giles, Jr., received a
telegram yesterday, stating that Mr.
and Mrs. Clayton Giles and Miss
Lucile W. Murchison had just ar
rived in New York on the steamship
Deuschland, which broke the record
for the fastest time across the Atlantic
on that trip. The party has been
making-a tour of England, Scotland
and France. Mr. Giles was one of
North Carolina's commissioners to the
Harbor Master's Report.
The report of the harbor masterfor
the month of August is as follows:
American 4 steamships, 5,040 tons;
1 brig, 350 ton; 4 barges, 2,296 tons;
3 schooners, 988 tons. Total, 12 ves
sels, 8,674 tons.
Foreign 2 barques, 825 tons.
Total American and foreign 14 ves
sels, 9,429 tons. .
a b.q monthwork
Many New Cars Were Turned Oat from
the Atlantic Coast Line Car Shops
During the Month of Aognst.
J! rom tne Atlantic uoast Lane car
shops yesterday the general manager's
private car was turned out fresh and
bright after a thorough overhauling.
All the interior wood work has been
revarnished and everything inside of
the car put in apple pie order. Mon
day night the president's 'car will be
out, after having received the same
The work at the Coast Line shops
for the last month has been phenome
nally extensive. About 330 men are
employed, and they have been busy
as bees All the time. Six standard
new cabooses' were turned out for a
single item. .These are for the use of
freight conductors. They can be seen
in the yards, and really look nice
enough for passenger cars in fact,
they are reproductions of the old time
In addition to these, ninety-nine
standard Atlantic Coast dispatch cars
were built. These are far superior in
make and finish to ther ordinary box
car, being built for the transportation
of fruit and equipped with ventilating
arrangements. There has also been a
good deal accomplished in the way of
building flat cars.
Circular to the Democrats of North
Carolina Meeting Called for the
Recently the Honorable William J.
Byran, the Democratic candidate for
President, the Honorable Adlai E.
Stevenson, the Democratic candidate
for Vice-President, Honorable James
K. Jones, Chairman Democratic Na
tional Committee, and the Honorable
William R. Hearst, President National
Clubs, issued the following, to wit:
To the Democrats of the United States:
In order that the fight for the rescue
of the country from republican policies
may be carried on everywhere with
vigor and earnestness, we urge all citi
zens throughout the United States,
who' are willing to meet in their re
spective communities on Saturday
afternoon or evening, September 1st,
1900, for the purpose of organizing
city or precinct democratic clubs,
where such clubs have not
already been organized. These or
ganizations being Democratic, should
avoid ostentation and extravagance.
The fight must be carried on by Amer
ican citizens in behalf of American
principles, and there should be no de
lay in perfecting club organizations,
When a club is organized, the secre
tary should at once send to Wr R.
Hearst, President of the National As
sociation of Democratic Ulubs, jno.
1370 Broadway, New York City, the
name of the club, roster of officers,
date of organization and number of
Wm. J. Bryan,
Adlai E. Stevenson,
James K. Jones,
Chairman Democratic National Com
Wm. R. Hearst,
President National Association Demo
On account of the election recently
held in this State, as well as the short
ness of the time, the undersigned do
not deem it advisable to undertake the
organization of clubs in this State be
fore the middle of September, and. af
ter conference, recommend Friday,
14th day of September (at night) as the
time for the organization of clubs in
the towns and cities, and Saturday,
the 15th day of September, as the day
for their organization in the country
precincts, and request that on those
dates meetings be held in the several
precincts of the State for the purpose
of organizing clubs in accordance with
the suggestion contained m the call
above set out.
There are in North Carolina about
one thousand white supremacy clubs.
It is recommended that wherever these
clubs now exist, that they meet on one
or the other of tne days above men'
tioned, and that they be organized for
the present national campaign into
Bryan and Stevenson clubs, under the
i i . . .. i
general pian oi organization unaer
which they have heretofore operated.
In addition to the precinct clubs here'
tofore mentioned, it is recommended
that there be organized in every county
a club, to be composed exclusively of
the chairmen of the several precinct
clubs, and that the chairman of the
county executive committee shall be
ex officio chairman of the county club.
For the purpose of appointing dele
gates at large to the convention oi tne
National Association . of Clubs to be
held at Indianapolis. Ind., on October
3rd, for the purpose of holding a great
mass meeting in the State's Uapital
to ratify the nomination of Bryan
and Stevenson, and for the transac
tion of other business connected
with club work in the State, a State
convention of the Democratic clubs
is hereby called to convene in the city
of Raleigh on Wednesday, the 26th of
September, and each precinct club is
hereby requested, at its first meeting.
to select delegates to this convention
and elect one delegate for every ten
members to the National Convention.
Each club shallVbe entitled to one
delegate to the several conventions
for every ten and fraction over five
names on the club roster.
When a club is organized, the sec
retary is requested to at once send to
Hon. w. a. Hearst President na
tional Association Democratic Clubs,
No. 1370 Broadway. New York City.
and to F. M. - Simmons, Chairman of
State Executive Committee, Raleigh,
N. C. name of the club, roster of
officers, date of organization and num
ber or members.
F. M. Simmons,
Chairman State Democratic Executive
Member National Democratic Commit
tee from North Carolina.
J. S. CARR,
President State Association of Demo
B. C. Uecxwith,
Secretary State Association of Demo
Ed. Chambers Smith,
Vice President for North Carolina and
member Executive Committee Na
tional Association Democratic Clubs.
The vigor and enthusiasm with
which the- Newborn Journal is sup
porting Bryan and Stevenson is fearful
to behold. If that ticket is elected
Bro. Stevens ought to have a place in
deputy Sheriff MHHs Went to
Make Arrest and Didn't
COULDN'T SERVE WARRANT.
Went Away and Came Back Again This
Time the Cntter With the Man That
Was Wanted Safe Aboard Was
Steaming Down the River.
Deputy Sheriff George W. Millis
tried to serve a warrant Saturday af
ternoon on board the United States
Revenue Cutter Algonquin and was
denied the right He went to find out
if the law backed him up in insisting
on the right to serve the papers and
after satisfying himself that the law
was on his side went back to the cut
terwhen behold the bird had flown
or what amounted to the same thing
the Algonguin had left port
More in detail the account of the af
fair is as follows: Mr. Millis had a
warrant for the arrest of William F.
Fieldman, a coxswain but at present
serving as quartermaster. The warrant
charged Fieldman with committing
assault and battery on John Brown, a
young white man in the employ of
Mr. F. A. Montgomery.
Mr. Brown states that he was going
around taking orders Friday after
noun and was sitting in his buggy in
front of Williams Bros', store on
Water street when Fieldman came up
and struck him in the face two or
three times He got out of his buggy
and ran, thinking that discretion was
the better part of valor, particularly as
his assailant was a much larger man.
He stopped as soon as he saw that the
quartermaster wasn't following him.
He stated to a reporter that he didn't
know why Fieldman attacked him un
less it was because the quartermaster
thought that he was one of a crowd of
boys who "guyed" him on Castle
street He denies that he was one of
The warrant was sworn out before
Justice Bornemann. Deputy Sheriff
Millis expected no trouble and went
cheerfully to the performance of his
duty. He boarded the ship with a
light heart, but bis feathers fell when
he gave his warrant to the officer of
the deck to read and saw him walk off
without returning. The officer's in
intentions were good, however, and in
good time, forth came a lieutenant
with the warrant in his hand. The
deputy relented and told him he was
there to serve the warrant. The offi
cer said that he couldn't serve it
Mr. Millis wasn't prepared for
an emergency of this sort and
after arguing a little left in
order lo fortify himself legally. He
told Sheriff MacRae of the trouble he
had had and the sheriff consulted
lawyers and government officials and
found out what he believed all along
that he had a right to insist on, the
man's being given up for trial. He
and Deputy Millis then went down to
the cutter's wharf only to find that the
vessel had proceeded down the river.
The officers are bent on making the
arrest just as soon as the cutter ties up
at her wharf again, and any one who
knows the determination in Sheriff
MacRae's make up can well believe
that he will carry out his intentions.
Not only this, but the officer or officers
who, as alleged, refused to allow the
arrest to be made will be dealt with.
It is believed that there is a law which
makes dismissal the penalty for the
offence referred to.
ROBERT WESLEY WHITE.
Died of Hemorrhagic Fever Friday Night
at Georgetown Remains Laid to
Rest in Oakdale.
Mr. Robert Wesley White, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. White, died in
Georgetown. S. C, at 11.30 o'clock
Friday night of hemorrhagic fever,
and his remain were brought to Wil
mington Saturday afternoon, accom
panied by his wife and father, Mr. I.
A. White. The death was unusually
sad, as Mr. White's brother, Mr. Geo.
W. White, preceded him to the grave
by only a few days.
Mr. White died in the 29th year of
his age. At the time of his death he
was chief electrician for the Atlantic
Coast Lumber Company at George
town. He was atone time a travelling
salesman for Mr. Chas. Whitlock and
was also at one time in the service of
tne street Kailway Uompany. tie is
survived by his wife, who was Miss
Cora Varner, of Winston, his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. White, and Mr.
Preston G. White, a brother, and two
sisters, Misses Annie B. and Mary
Upon the arrival of the A. C. L.
train the funeral was held from the
station and the services were concluded
at the grave in Oakdale Cemetery.
Rev. Calvin S. Blackwell, D. D., offi
ciatea. xne pan bearers were mem
bers of Hanover Lodge, Order of Odd
Fellows, of which deceased was a
member. Those acting as pall bearers
were Messrs. E. F. Johnson, J. E.
Wood, E. N. Penny, S. G. Hall, B. R.
Penny, R. O. Banks.
The grave was covered With beauti
ful floral offerings presented by sor
Mayor Bridges Smith.
Mr. 8. L. Yopp received yesterday
from his nephew, Mayor Bridges
Smith, of Macon, Ga., who is a for
mer Wilmingtonian, a handsome pos
ter advertising the Street and Agri
cultural ' Fair to be. held, in Macon
September 24th to 29th. On the pos
ter is a cut of Mayor Smith, and also
one of the Board of Aldermen.
Sanford Express: There is talk
of a railroad being built from some :
point on the Aberdeen & Asheboro
railroad to Jackson Springs before the
next season opens at that popular
health resort , .
Carthage Blade: On last Fri
day the little son, .aged 7 years, of
Mr. A. W. Uagle, who lives near Uar-,
thage,was bitten by a poisonous snake,
from which the child died next day. '
A physician was sent for, but for some ,
reason the doctor did not arrive until '
next morning, when it was too late to :
sa ve the little sufferer..
Durham Sun: H. B. Bagwell.
the celebrated watermelon raiser of
Garner, Wake county, planted fifty
acres in watermelons this year, and
notwithstanding the very dry weather
that has prevailed, raised over five
hundred that weighed more than fifty
pounds each. Some tipped the scales
as high as seventy pounds each.
Mount Airy Neios: The pro
duce dealers are making things hum
and scattering lots of money among
the farmers, which is helping every
body. The apple, potato and cabbage
crop is fine in the counties of Patrick,
Uarroll, Grayson and Alleghany and
along the foot of the Blue Ridge in
Nashville Graphic: Tonie Wil-'
liams, colored, was brought here Mon-
day and put in jail by Constable Otis"
Strickland, of Jackson township. Wil
liams is charged with assault with in
tent to kill Manoah Bissette, a white
man of that township. From what we
could learn of the affair it seems that
the negro went to Mr. Bissette's house
early Sunday morning and, without
provocation, attempted to kill Mr. Bis
sette with a shot gun, firing one load
at him. A number of the shot took
effect in Mr. Bissette's side and face,
but none of the wounds were of a seri
Monroe Enquirer: The crim
inal docket for Superior Court which
convenes week after next, is very
large. Fifteen prisoners are now in
jail awaiting court A little 4-
year old son of Mr. Louis Weill, of
Rockingham, while visiting at Mr. J. .
T. LeGrand's, yesterday, found a shot
gun and accidentally shot himself
through the head with it. Death was
almost instantaneous. Light
ning struck Mrs. Alice Vann's resi
dence on Tuesday night A feather
bed in an upstairs room was set on
fire, and one of the head posts of the
bedstead split None of the inmates
of the house were shocked by the
stroke. The bed caught on fire from
the underside, and it is supposed that
the springs of the bed becoming over-
charged set fire to the bed tick.
Tarboro Southerner: Within
the last week or ten days W. H. Mc-
Nair, on his farm a few miles from
here, has lost fouiteen headpf grown
cattle from tick fever. A majority of .
these died last Friday and Saturday,
when he sent for Dr. Curtis, State
veterinary surgeon, ' who Came t
and yesterday made an examinsT
He gives it as his opinion thaV ut
cows died of tick fever. Mr. McNair
says that by looking closely under
the hair of the animals innumerable
ticks can be found. These he believes
came from Martin county on cattle
brought from that place by Perry
Jenkins. Prior to the arrival of these
Mr. McNair' cattle had none of these
parasites on them. The Martin coun
ty cattle had them and have them.
fbut they had become immune, i
Clinton Democrat: Mr. Robert
H. Matthis died at the home of his
brother, Mr. Z. E. Matthis, near town,
on last Saturday morning. Mrs.
Bettie Pieford Norman, wife of Mr.
B. F. Norman,, died at her home at
Spring Hope on the 22nd inst, after a
lingering illness. we regret to
learn of the death of Mr. Henry Cro
martie, at 'bis home at Garland
on last Saturday. He had been in
declining health for several months.
- The nrst bale of new cotton, sold
on the Clinton market was on last Fri
day, the 24th of August. It brought
3 cents. Mr. Martin B. Wil
liams, chairman . of the Republican
Executive Committee of Sampson
county, who has the position of store
keeper and gauger at Mr. W. H. Rus
sell's distillery near town, lost a $1,000
bill on the streets in Clinton on last
Thursday evening. He was carrying
it in his pants pocket and it
slipped out and fell on the
ground at the pump in front of Mr. B.
E. Herring's store. - The loss was soon
discovered and a diligent search was
made, but without avail. Mr. WilJ
liams spent a sleepless night the fact
that he was a poorer man by $1,000
being a waking nightmare. It hap
pened, however, that a crippled negro
boy, Ferd Brewington, who lives near
town, found the bill soon after it was
dropped. He thought it was a Con
federate bill and took it home with
him. He told of finding the money
and of its queer appearance. It was a
gold certificate and '.looked something
like a Confederate bill. When it be
came known that Mr. Williams had.
lost a bill of money those who heard
Ferd speak of his . find were satisfied
that it was Mr. Williams' bill. And
sure enough it was.' Mr. Williams
went out and got it the boy giving it
up readily. He was liberally reward
CONGRESSMAN JOHN D. BELLAMY.
He Will Make a Vigorous Campaign
the Sixth District
Congressman Jno. D. Bellamy will
make a vigorous campaign, beginning
Sept 10th, the time fixed by the State
Executive Committee for the national
campaign in this State to open. He
will not depend on the majority won
in the previous congressional contest,
but will go in to make it still larger.
Of course he is confident of re-election
but prefers to be on the safe side and
to avoid all possible danger arising
from apathy or disaffection of any
sort Therefore he has made up his ;
mind to go up and down the old Sixth
from the tenth of September up to the
sixth of November, not neglecting any
section. He will make out his own
itinerary and will have it prepared in
the course of several days.
Health Officer's Report.
The report of Dr. Charles T. Harper,
city superintendent of health, for the
month of August, shows the follow-
white and the remaining 30 colored.
a - ,
There were 68 births, 24 white infants
and 44 colored. There were four
quarantines for contagious diseases,
1 being for diphtheria and' the other
three for scarlet fever.
Register, of Deeds Biddle yes
terday recorded the transfer of a tract
of property on the northeast corner of
Sixth and Castle streets, from Junius
Davis, receiver, to T. H. Wright for
The Stab guesses that the re
cent census will show that the popular
tion of Wilmington, not including the
suburbs, is about 24,000.