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WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1904.
DEED OF A WRETCH. CONFESS,0N FR0M SWINDLER' A STRANGER KILLED.
FEU FROfl CLIFF AND KILLED.
the Post Office at Vllmtgtoa, ft. C,
- Second ClaM Matter.l
utwcriptioo price ot tb Weekly 8Ul Ii
Imonthi " "
Single OTf fct, pottAft paid
Ing to do with his action in refusing
to nonor uovernor Vara .men
Mississippi, by declining to consent
j to the naming of a poatoffice for the
Governor. Got. Vardamaa states
that 'never in his life hu ha writ.
ten or said anything derogatory to
or reflected upon the fair name of
the good mother of Theodore Roose
velt." We hope Vardaman is not
guilty of what Payne charges him
with,, for she is not to blame be
cause her son has gone wrong.
The Greenville, S. 0., News says:
"Hujler, the millionaire candy man.
is shortly to establish a seminary for
' young women in Asheyille, which is
evidence that the stray money of sap
headed young men will be turned to
good account." At any rate it stands
to reason that the "Hnyler seminary
wlUturn out sweet .girl graduates"
of a brand equal to "Huyler's Best.''
Crazed by Drink, Christopher
Eilers Shot His Wife; Then
Fired Upon Himself.
AT CAROLINA BEACH.
Evidently Without Provocation Ishumia
Act Vu Committed-Victim Broufht -to
Wilmington This Morsler.
Peellsf axils8t the Ms.
MAJORITIES NOT DANGER
take from the Raleigh Enter-
, a liepublianpaper,'the follow
editorial, which originally ap
p,1 in our esteemed Democratic
contemporary, the Raleigh Times:
A sixty thousand majority is a de
cidedly unhealthy one for any politi
ck party in thli country tduhave.
Such a condition breeds recklessness,
extravseance'. and- arrogance. Such
! condition has, and always will, In
the end prove to the detriment of the
pftriy thus situated. This happens by
engendering bitterness, strife and fac
tions In H own ranks. These things
ire beine demonstrated every day in
the Democratic party In North Caro
lina. And with the present gait we
ire going it will not take more than
four years to demonstrate this in a
way mi', to be forgotten In party
councils aod In future campaigns.
Natural enemies are soon reconciled
when the battle is fojght out, but
enemies lu the same household sur
vl? death and ihe grave.
We wouKl liko to Bee the Demo
cratic majority in North Carolina
100,000. We would like to see eve
ry.whlte nun in the State within
the rank3 ot Democracy. The bet
ter able we would be to go into prima
Ties an.! fight it out to the satisfac
tion of the majority, Instead of a
jtig majority's being a detriment to
-ipartyitiaa palpable advantage.
With a hi majority there will be
strength within the party to reform
itself, but with a small majority we
wotiM bo ;ifriil of our own shadow
and woul.l have to swallow every
thing objectionable and support
every jnck-o'napcs the party would
put up. With a smaU majority we
woul.l have to twiat around and wire
band wire out to hold them to
gether. We would bo too afraid to
ttep on the toes of some of the fel
lonwho arc not wanted, and prin
ciple 4nuM have to be sacrificed in
or.ler to placate some element that
w;ii not axreoablo to some other.
With a big majority tho chances
would bo that tho best element
wooM get in control of the
party and certainly there would be
le8j chance of ring rule, "reckless-
ne, extravagance or arrogance."
A big party can afford to be inde
pendent within itself, but a measly
little party would be afraid to di
Tide ami consequently would have
Jo bend tho knee to every little boss
that wouM bob up with a warning
that wo can't do this and can't do
that for four wo may get licked.
With a small majority in the Dem
ocratic party In North Carolina, the
Greensboro convention would never
have ilared to endorso the Watts'
bill. It would have been too afraid
to drive away the liunor vote, but
The Stab acknowledges the plea
sure of a visit from Mr. S. W. Dib
ble, managing editor of .the Sunny
South, Atlanta. ' The Sunny South
is the oldest and most successful
liteary publication ever undertaken
in the South, and its merits have
made it eminently worthy of its
large circulation in the homes, of
We are rather stuck on the propo
sition to run the Hon. Dan S. La-
mont as the Democratic candidate
for Governor of New York. The
Hon. Elihu Boot will probably be
the Republican nominee, and intel
lectually it would be a race of the
giants. Both Are ex-secretaries of
war and are men of national reputa
The Texas Democratic State con
vention vomlnated the Hon. R. V.
Davidson for attorney general of
that State. . Mr. Davidson was born
at ABbeville, N. C, and is a brother
of Hon. Theo. F. Davidson, of
that city, and who was formerly at
torney general of North Carolina.
Mr. Datidson went to Texas in
- There is a warm fight in Wiscon
sin between the Republican factions.
Tho Spooner faction is Issuing bul
letins that skin the La Toilette
faction, and the latter faction is
peeling the former. As it Is a case
of dog eat dog, let the good work go
on. ' '
"Don't worry, because it is wick
ed," was the complete sermon of the
Rev. C. H. Yateman, at Ocean
Grove, N. J., on a recent Sunday.
That was all he said, and everybody
could repeat the sermon after they
The train robbers who held up a
train on its way to St. Louis the
other day knew that it would not be
worth their while to hold up a train
after its passengers had been on the
pike at the fair.
In an English court recently a
defendant pleaded that Ife once re
ceived 2,000 volts of electricity and
that it Impaired his mind. His plea
probably Bhocked the court.
A paper alludes to a Kentucky
widow as a "Blue Grass widow."
We don't see what la to Keep a
grasB-wldow from being blue anywhere.
The man who talks the biggest
jou boo tho party fools that it is big I down town plays second fiddle with
enough to frame Its platform with
out any foar of the result. For the
son that tho Republican party is
'man, it has to be gingerly. It has
no chance to cut out a lot of leaders
that other wise would be given the
cold shoulder. It has to evade and
quirm around questions upon which
ll platform should mako open and
manly declarations. It has to play
the demagogue in order to maintain
t cohesivenesa. When the Repub
lican party was in power in North
Caroiina in tho nineties it wasn't
wrong enough to have its Leg-
'amro adjourn in honor of
jred Douglas, colored, but that
was committed and the black
anl tan affair flattenened itself out
J tho celling. We can see how the
Republican party could wish for our
J0.0OO majority, and as we need it
our bnsinoss lot us Increase it in
tea.! of arguing hypothetical that
11 Is dangerous. Wait till the evils
W a big majority are facing us and
'Wt cross the bridra till von rat
u soino whito men get it Into their
teala that wo have got maiority
his wife holding down the central
station in a talk f est at home.
Mr. Jacobs Promoted.
it waa announced yeswruaj
A. O. L. headquarters here that effect
ive August 8th. Mr. Ben. J. Jacobs, of
the Auditing Department in this city,
Is appointed acting agent of the At
lantie Coast Line at Charleston. S. C
a position of great trust and responsi
bility and a decided promotion tor wo
appointee. Mr. Jacobs will leave to
day for Charleston. It Is understood
that the appointment will finally be
made permanent. While hundreds of
friends of Mr. Jacobs will regret for
him to leave the city, they will at the
same time rejoice with him In the
well deserved promotion.
Dover not" Gleao Coming.
Hon. R. B. Glenn writes Secretary
Lewis, of the Labor Day Committee,
that he has a very important murder
case to try at Salisbury Sept. tb, and
bis clients want him to reach there on
the 5th. He says that If he could
leave on a sleeper from Wilmington
via B. A. L. In the evening of Sept.
4th, reaching Salisbury the morning
of Tueadav. he will be very glad to
JJooRh tl.cy might stay away from I be here and make the Labor Day or
polls or make it an excuse to
Tte with tho Republicans. The cam
paign ia upon us now and from now
& the newspapers will be producing
""'cica and stuffing their columns
w'th argn ments to win votes. If we
not urtor more votes, Instead of
JnK afraid our majority is already
y Mr, editors will stultify them-
in wrltlnor vot.rMnlncr nrllto-
0 is -
tion. Mr. Lewis nas arrange"
the schedule of the sleeper and la
writing Capt. Glenn to come, which
he Is more than likely to do.
Frenzied because of some Imaginary
wrong done him and half crazy from
the after effect of a protracted spree
In Wilmington during the past sev
eral days, Christopher Ellers, the un
worthy and worthless husband of a
most estimable woman, returned to
Carolina Beach early last night and
for some fiendish purpose unknown
save to his disordered mind, renewed
a quarrel with his wife, Mrs. Rebecca
Ellers, and a few minutes later sent a
ball crashing Into her head from a
83-calIbre pistol which he drew from
his pocket. Then turning the revolver
upon himself, either accidentally or
otherwise, he sent another ball Into
his own person. The wound of Mrs.
Ellers may prove fatal. That of the
Inhuman husband is about the throat
and Is not serious. Mrs. Ellers was
brought up to the city at an early
hour this morning on a special trip of
the steamer "Wilmington" and was
sent to the James Walker Memo
rial Hospital by . D. Andrew H.
Harrlss, who went down to the beach
in the teeth of a storm as quickly as
possible to attend her. The husband
was also brought on the boat, but he
was in custody of Constable W. B.
Savage, who went with the relief par
ty earlier in the night, armed with a
warrant from Justice .Fowler charg
ing him with an assault with attempt
Mrs. Ellers, her two daughters and
one son, composing a most excellent
family, have been Independent of the
husband and father for several years,
though he has continued to live with
them. Mrs. Ellers is stewardess of
the Hanover Seaside Club on Caro
lina Beach, and the family live dur
ing the Summer in the building.
Mr. Ellers Is a boiler maker by trade
and bad been living at 414 Castle
street, this city. He had been drink
ing rather heavily for some time, but
left on the 5 o'clock trip of the steamer
" Wilmington" yesterday afternoon
for the beach, apparently more sober
than usual but very nervous. He ar
rived at the beach between 6 and 7
o'clock on the train from the pier and
was put off by Capt. Tom McGee at the
club house. Mrs. Ellers was preparing
supper for the family when the Inhu
man husband came and renewed his ill
treatment of her. The shooting took
place on the board walk, between the
clnb house entrance and the railroad
track, a distance tt leu than a hundred
yards. The only eye-witnesses of the
affair were Mrs. E. B. Loughlin, a
daughter of Mrs. Ellers, who was some
distance away, and an old colored man
called "Ben," who ran at the sight of
the pistol. Mrs. Eilers bad been un
conscious since she .was shot and the
daughter, Mrs. Loughlin, is prostrated
with the shock. Ellers himself was too
much under the Influence of liquor to
give a eon reeled story of the affair, and
particulars of the tragedy are hard to
obtain. Mr. Hto C. Eilers, an 18-
year-old son of Mrs. Ellers and her
son-in-law, Mr. Loughlin, were across
the sound when the shooting occurred.
They heard the reports of the revolver
and screams of Mrs. Loughlin simul
taneously and hurried over to the
clubhouse. In the meantime other
persons on the beach were attracted
to the scene and Mrs. Ellers was found
unconscious on the ground, an ugly
wound under the ear. She was taken
as hurriedly as possible Into the house
by Mr. Loughlin and Mr. A. O. Mo
Eachern. Ellers himself was appear
ently very little hurt and he was
taken In charge by Messrs. T. a. uc
Manus and Louis H. Skinner.
As soon as possible physicians were
tAiAnhnned for and Mrs. Louis Frei-
mutb, another daughter of Mrs.
Ellers, was notified of the occurrence
at her home in this city. Mr. Frel
muth quickly got news of the shoot
ing to Justice Fowler and Constable
Savage and at the same time prepared
to go to the beach as speedily aa pos
sible with Mrs. Freimuth and a physi
cian. Private conveyances were first
secured, but the weather was so
threatening that the trip across the
country had to be abandoned.
With the least delay possible,
Capt. Harper then fired up the steamer
"Wilmington" and In a short time
Mr. and Mrs. Freimuth, Dr. A. H.
Harrlss, Constable Savage and others
were off in a storm of wind and rain.
The party arrived at the beach a few
minutes before 13 o'clock and Dr.
Harrlss gave the patients all the tem
porary relief possible. Hs decided that
It was best to bring the Injured lady to
the city where she could be better
cared for and within another hour the
steamer was returning. -
Ellers waa in court less than a month
as-o for ill treatment of his wife, his
son-in-law, Mr. Louis Freimuth,
being the prosecutor, but out. of eon
slderatlon for the family the matter
was kept quiet and the defendant was
let off with a nominal fine, provided
The tragedy last
Nef re Arrested ia Savasaafc Proves us
dosbted Rslsed Money Order Artist
Who Fleeced Merchssts Herr.
Postmaster T. E. Wallace, of this
city, yesterday received a telegram
from Postofficej Inspector S. H. Bush,
who Is In Savannab, Ga., stating that
the negro arrested by the name Burnes,
hu made a full confession of being
the party who passed raised money
orders upon merchants of Wilming
ton and Fayettevllle recently.' In
spector Bush says that he will reach
Wilmington Monday to still further
work up the case against the negro. It
is probable that he will be brought
here and given trial In the Federal
While Postmaster Wallace denies
that credit Is due to any other than
the poatoffice Inspector, there Is honor
enough In the capture and confession
of the allck swindlers for both. Soon
after the negroes paid a visit to
Wilmington Mr. Wallace insti
tuted a quiet search at the ne
gro restaurants in the city and
found that two strange negroes
hsd paid generously for their keep
with a certain colored landlady In the
city and upon leaving they paid her
very generously again to express for
them a package to Savannah. The de
livery of the goods In Savannah
was traced and the handwriting
of the negro in the written . In
structions as to shipment, given to
the colored woman in Wilmington, to
gether with that on the raised money
order was found to be strikingly simi
lar. It was also found that the pack
age sent by the woman at the request
ot the men contained the clothing
received in part payment for the raised
money orders from Wllmlagton mer
chants. The clothing had been pawned
In shops in Savannab. In the negro's
apartments in 8avannah, where he
waa originally arrested for an assault,
a number of bottles oi erasing cnemi
cals were found.
Prominent Merchant of Row
land, N. C, Run Oyer by
Suburban Trolley Car.
AT BEACH THIS MORNING.
Last Csr Down Itrack Man Supposed to
bo W. W. McComlck, ot Robeioa
Consty, GsBsIsf Death la
stsatly The Trsf tdy.
ELEVESTH DISTRICT CONVENTION.
Brooke 0. Enple, Esq., Ussilmooily Norn
lasted for the State Senate.
The Eleventh District Btate Senato
rial Convention, composed of dele
gates from New Hanover and Bruns
wick counties, met here yesterday at
noon and, without opposition, nomi
nated Brooke G. Emple, Esq , of Wil
mington, as State Senator from this
district. Mr. Emple was the unani
mous choice in the primaries of New
Hanover for the place, and, according
to the custom of alternating between
the two counties, Brunswick unaak
mously ratified the actln here.
Geo. L. Petchau, Esq., presided
over the convention yesterday. Mr
Emple was nominated by Mr. R. L.
TruMove, of Brunswick, and his nom
ination was seconded by Thos. W. Da
vis, Esq. Owing to the fact that there
was no coDteit over the place, very
few delegates attended the convention.
MR. EMPIE IN A QUANDARY.
Doesn't Know Whether to be Senator,
Bsskrsptcy Referee or Both.
Brooke G. Emple, Esq., was appoint,
ed by Judge Ihos. R. Purnell referee
In bankruptcy and not United -States
commissioner as erroneously announc
ed several days ago. Mr. Emple re
ceived official notification of his ap
pointment yesterday, but has not yet
decided whether he will accept; in
fact, he does not know that he can
legally accept. Mr. Empie is the
nominee of the Democratic party and
Is certain of election as State Benator
from the Eleventh District, composed
ot New Hanover and Brunswick coun
ties. Opinions differ as to whether he
can hold the two positions under the
law and until that question is Settled
he will not accept the appointment of
Judge Purnell. He prefers, of course,
to be Senator rather than referee, but
the public would be glad to have him
be both If not Inconsistent with the
A TRANSCONTINENTAL. TOUR.
ha would do better.
nlcht Is a sad testimonial to the confi
-Says the Charlotte 1
"It is not all fun being Governor oi i n, M 0T tne aflair. At 11 o'clock
North Carolina, as is shown by the hMt night Mr. Hugo Ellers was asked
... ik.t u. a wMvnk ha recently com- I what bis iatner
We don't want to talk about
llaner of a big majority In the
Dieted a reply or nine type-wnwoa
pageo to the Wilmington unanuw w.
Commerce's criticism regarding his
action in the selection or an encamp
bad to say or tne
affair. The young man replied, wltn
a break In bis voice, mi aim. imooi
now was sorry for what he had done,
but it was too late. Ellers will be kept
in custody pending the result of Mrs.
Rev. Win. eisck la Fayettevllle Yester
day Will Come Here Lster.
Fayetteville Observer, 9th
Bev. William Black was here to-day
and met the parties of ladles who are
going to join his B. A. L. tour party
across the continent, and explained
the details of the trip. The following
have so far decided to go from
here: Mrs. A. H Slocomb, Miss Lil
lian Slocomb, Mrs. Mary Hinsdale,
Mrs. T.J. Whitted, Miss Delia Mat
thews, Miss Janle Williams, Miss
Belle Jennings and Miss Loula Baker.
Miss Sue Stedman and Miss Annie
Evans will accompany tne pariy m
far as St. Louis.
Th rivAttevllle nartv will take a
special Pullman at Maxton. The trip
Includes a week's stay at SL Louis,
stops at Albuquerque, N. 1L. Grand
rknvon. Arizona. Los Angeles, Ban
Francisco, through Nevada, to Ogden,
Utah, Yellowstone Park, Salt Lake
Oitv. Colorado 8prlngs, Garden of the
Gods, Pike's Peak, and back to St.
Real Estate Transfers
From deeds filed for record yester
day, the following real estate trans
fers appear: Robert G. Grady and J.
EL Thomas and wife to Josh Moore,
for $360, tract of land containing 41
acres, more or less, in Cape Fear
township, adjoining the Lutterloh
place. Hannah Turner and other
heirs of Watson Turner to Gteorge w.
Ennettand wife, for 1225, property
on east side of Sixth, 130 feet north of
Taylor street, 30x150 feet la size, and
I on east side of Sixth, 150 feet norm or
' Taylor street, 33x150 feet In size.'
A thick, heavy-set, well-dressed
white man. Identified by a 8eaboard
Air Line week-end ticket ia his
pocket as W. W. McOormick, a lead
ing merchant of Rowland. N. O , was
run over by a suburban trolley car at
Wrightaville Beach at two minutes
past 13 o'clock this 'morning and in
stantly killed. The scene of the tragedy
was the rather sharp curve of the
track tj ast over the Bants channel
trestle, on the beach side. The car
was No. 81, In charge of Motorman
James T. Moore and Conductor Lucien
Bishop, bound for the last trip to the
beach for the night and due to meet
No. 37 at the Seashore Hotel, return
ing from the beach for the last trip.
Both legs of the stranger were cut
practically off and hia head was badly
cut and crushed by being dragged
some distance before being run over.
He waa also Injured to some extent
about the body.
No one who witnessed the accident,
not even Motorman Moore, can ac
count for the tragedy. The car came
over the trestle at a low rate of speed
as usual. The motorman saw a man
atanding by the aide of a pile of tim
ber to the right and inside the curve
as he was approaching, but he. was
clear of the track and no particular at
tention was paid to him. As the car
approached, the motorman was dumb
founded when he saw the man step or
fall in front of the wheels. Being on
the sharp curve, the fender of the car
extended away from the Inside of the
turn and consequently that safeguard
was ineffective in that one particular
instance. It is barely possible that the
man attempted to board the car to go
to the other end of the beach where he
was probably atopplng. The suicide
theory is also advanced, but it is
known that Mr. McCormick is pretty
comfortably fixed and was usually of
anything but a melancholy dlspoai
tion. There were no indications that
he had been drinking. A silver
watcb, a pocket book, something over
$13 In money and a railroad ticket of
the iron clad form, signature of the
passenger, were the only articles found
on the person. The ticket was pur
chased at Pembroke, N. O , the junc
tion of the a A. L. and A. O. L. rail
roads a short distance from Bowland.
It is very likely that Mr. McCormick
left his home over the Coast Line,
catching the Seaboard at Pembroke
and arriving here yesterday at noon.
A pocket knife and some keys were
found on the track near the scene of
the tragedy and had evidently been
dropped from his pocket. The watch
had stopped exactly at 13:03 and It
was precisely that time when the acci
dent occurred. OoL T. J.VIckery,
Mr. Sol Sternberger and one other pas
senger were aboard the car, which was
stopped within 10 yards after running
over the form. The man was dead
when persons on the car reached him.
Coroner Bell was notified of the
killing, and the same car which killed
the man was brought up to the city,
upon which Dr. Bell, Undertaker
Woolvln, Mr. M. F. H. Gouverneur
and others left at 3:30 o'clock to bring
the body up to the city. They arrived
here between 3 and 4 A. M. Motor-
man Moore Immediately gave himself
up to Chief of Police Furlong, and
Mr. Gouverneur became his surety for
330 pending the result of the coro
ner's Inquest which will be held to
day. Mr. McCormlck's relatives will
be notified of the tragedy by the Con
solidated officers first thing this morn
ing. While at the Beach Dr. Bell sum
moned a jury composed of Messrs. Al
vah Ward, L. F. Harper, R. M. Mur
ray and. others. They visited the
scene of the killing and were notified
to appear at the Court House to-day
at noon to hear the evidence in tne
Horrible Death la Moastalos.
Special Star Telegram.
alkigh, N. 0., August 5. A tele
gram received here this evening
from Bat Cave, near Chimney Bock,
N. 0., brought the news that Miss
Laura Devereux, of this city, who
was spending the Summer at Esme
ralda Inn, Buncombe county,- fell
from a cliff to day and was killed. No
particulars were given. Mist Deve
reux is a member of one of the oldest
and most distinguished families In
Raleigh and has herself won laurels
in the literary world. She is a sister
of Mrs. J. W. Hinsdale, of this city,
and Mrs. Samuel T. Ashe, of Wilming
ton. The remains are expected here
RAIDED NEGRO DIVES.
City Authorities Inaugurate Cru
sade Against Cess Pools of
Vice in Wilmington.
MADE WHOLESALE ARRESTS.
BRUNSWIIK C0USTY DEM0IR4TS.
Fall Ticket Homlaated at Convention Yes
terday at Ixckwsod's Polly.
; l&pedal Star Telegram. "'.
, Bouthbobt, N. a, , Aug. 4. The
following nominations were made at
the Brunswick County Democratic
Convention, held at Lockwood's Folly
Representative Howard O. Curtis.
Sheriff Peter Rourk.
Register of Deeds G.M.McKei than.
Clerk of Court R. S. Newton.
Treasurer R. W. McKeithan.
Commissioners Richard Dosher, J.
W. Tharp and A. M. Ohlnnis.
Raleigh Enterprise: Certain
North Carolinians always discover
that any person who becomes promi
nent is related to North Carolinians
of the same name. We have known
for years that Jesse and Frank
James have relatives in this State,
but never thought it was worth
Mr.,W. R.' Terry, well known
as a lawyer and Republican news
paper man, died in Raleigh Thurs
day and was buried at Rockingham,
his former home, Friday. He had
been in declining health for several
years. Paralysis ended his suffer
ings. Mr. Terry leaves two sons in
Raleigh, Messrs. V. C. and F. J.
Fremont Enterprise: When
Judge Walter Clark was a very
young m&n, he was asked by the
president of an educational institu
tion to deliver a commencement ad
dress. In speaking of the selection,
some one remarked to the president
that he should secure a man with a
bigger name. "I don't want a
Will be Quite Tweatyfive Offenders Be
fore Msyor SprlBier To-morrow.
Clean Sweep of Down-Town
Alley Knlsasce Charxe-
The disreputable hell's-half acre,
known as "Racket Store Alley,"
nearly opposite Front street market
house, which has been an almost con
stant annoyance to that neighborhood
for several years, was once again
raided by the police just after 13
o'clock this morning. Although occu
pants of the disreputable quarter had
been notified by Mayor Springer and
Chief Furlong that they would be
arrested unless they vacated the
premises by last midnight, a sum total
of eleven defendants, men and women,
were locked up in the station house as
the result of the raid. Chief Furlong
personally directed the movements of
his men and made a clean sweep of
everything In sight, with the exception
of one colored female who produced
satisfactory evidence that ahe was sick
and unable to leave the room.
Policemen Frank George, Leon
George and J. W. English were de
tailed to watch the premises last night
In anticipation of the raid, but before
the hour appointed for the wholesale
arrests six of the occupants of the alley
had to be arrested for disorderly con
duct. They are all charged, however,
with being a common nuisance and
the disorderly charge will be only a
sideline when they face the Mayor
Monday. While the raid was In pro
gress the police had hurry calls to
quiet disturbances in "Dross Neck"
and Strauss' alley, on the other side of
the city. The total number of arrests
will probably aggregate 85 before the
work of the police Is completed this
moraing. The Mayor and Chief of
Police are determined to rid the town
of such cess-pools of vice and the raids
last night are a long way in that direc
tion. SARATOGA RACES.
of Members Kept etestlsi the Vari
ous States aad Territetics Aaaoaeced
by Shalraisa Cowherd.
Br Telegraph to tba Kdrnlns BUr, ,
, Washington, Aug. 6. Chairman
Cowherd, of the Democratic Oongrea- '
slonal Committee, to day announced
the members ot the committee as fol
AUtums, John L. Burnett; Arkan
sas, Hugh A. Dtsmore; California E
J.'Ltvernaih; Colorado, John F. Bha
frothy Connecticut, William & Par
dee; Delaware, Henry A. Houstov;
Florida, S. M. Parkman; Gtorgu,
Jamea M. Griggs; Idaho,Henry Uelt
feldt; Illinois, Joseph B. Orowley; Ia
dlans. William T. Bsener; Iowa, Mar
tin J. Wade: Kansas, A. M. Jackson;
Kentucky, J. M. Kehoe; Loulslans,
R. F. Broussard; Maine, EL P.
Plalsted ; Maryland, James E. Denny;
Massachusetts, John R. Thayer; -Michigan,
Alfred Lusklng; Minne
sota, John Llndlss; Missouri, W. 8
Cowherd; Montana, John S. Me
Neill;- Nebraska, G. M. Hitch
cock; Nevada, C. D. Vanduzer; New
Mexico, E. V. Chaves; New Hamp
shire; Henry F. Holllst New Jersey,
Allan Benny; New York, W. H. Ry
an ; North Carolina, W. W. Kltchln;
North Dakota, J. B. Eaton; Ohio, J.
8. Snook; Oregon, F. F. Halman;
Pennsylvania, Marcus O. Kline; Rhode .
n T. T fliliiiiar Rmith ni.
ollna, b. E, Finley; South Dakota, C.
Boyd Barrett; Tennessee, Hice A.
Pierce; Texas, O. B. Randell: Utah,
W. H. King; Vermont, T. W. Mai
lory r Virginia, H. L. Maynard: West
Virginia, D. E. Johnson; Washington,
George Turner; Wisconsin, C. H.
Welsse; Wyoming, John E. Osborne.
Territories Arizona, John F. Wil
son ; District of Columbia, Jamea L.
Norrls; Alasks, ; Hawaii, ;
Indian Territory. R. L. Owens; Okla
homa, 8. P. Fredlng. "
Senate members Arkansas, Jamei
H. Berry : Florida. James P. Taliafer
ro; Idaho, Fred. T. DuBols; Missouri,
W. J. Bione; Virginia, Thomas a
Martin; Montana, William A. Clark;
Tennessee, K. W. Oar mack; Texas,
Charles A. Culberson ; Nevada, F. G.
To Study Wise Hakiof.
Mr. Irvln Bear, of Sol. Bear 8c Co.,
left last night for New York, whence
I he will sail on Tuesday for Germany
to study the methods of wine making
in the Fatherland. He will be away
several months. Messrs. Bear & Co.
are engaged exclusively In the manu
facture of native wines in Wilming
ton and young Mr. Bear will become
the specialist for the firm. A number
I of his friends bade him good-bye and
wished him a safe voyage at the rail
road station last night.
TROLLEY CAR ACCIDENT.
Wrecked by Railroad Train-One Mao
Killed aad Tea Persons Isjsred.
By Telegraph to the Morning' Star.
,KA5SAS Cttt, Mo., ; Aug. 6. An
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe pas
senger train from Chicago crashed
into a well filled trolley ear to-day at
Fifteenth street, In the eastern end of
the cUv. J. L. Morris, of Pleasant
BlU.IUissouri, was killed and ten In
jured, Mrs. Minnie Stanbury, of Kan
sas City, seriously. The accident was
caused by the crossing gates being up.
Harry Black, the nagman, wno was
slightly hurt, aaya that he was sick
and unable to bring tne gates in io
position. The engine struck the car In
the middle and overturned It
"He's going to take the stump
1 for one of the candidates." "lhe
stump, eh? Then I'll bet the other
candidate gets the balance of the
1 tree."-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
name, said tne president, "i want
a man, and in after years, Clak will
haye as big name as anybody."
Freemont Enterprise: A Re
publican contemporary charges us
with something like criminal negli
gence because we .said something
about the Republican platform and
did not state whether ft was the na
tional or State platform to which we.
referred. We do not especially like
to apologize but in this instance we
are constrained to kow-tow and beg
forgiveness for our temporary Inad
vertence to the existence of such a
thing as a Republican party in North
It is understood from reliable
sources at Raleigh that the Philadel
phia syndicate will' now proceed
either to perfect the bid that they
have already filed with the Governor
or submit a new proposition for the
lease of the A. N. C. Railroad. It
is also learned that several other bids
for the road are now being prepared
to be filed before the meeting of the
road's stockholders next September.
It is definitely learned that one other
bid in particular, which is backed by
North Carolinians, will be submitted
probably next week, the legal repre
sentative of this syndicate having
already arranged to come to Raleigh
in a few days to look Into the mat
The trial of Jesse Allen, col
ored, for assault on Jennie Oakley,
the little 10-year-old daughter of M.
F. Oaklev. was begun at Oxford on
Wednesday morning before Judge
Henry R. Bryan. A verdict of guilty
was rendered on Friday and the
prisoner was sentenced to be hanged.
Allen is 20 years old, and is of the
"big black burley type." Charac
teristic of hia class, he showed no
signs of emotion when brought Into
the court room, but seemed stolid
and Indifferent. .The little girl and
her mother both went on the stand.
The girl made a good impression,
as she is bright ana intelligent, one
told a straight Btory. The defend
ant showed no signs, of emotion when
the jury brought in their verdict.
. A correspondent writing, d torn
Hillsboro, August 4th, to the Ra
leigh News and Observer sayB: An
afternoon spent on the Oconeechee
farm these days is an inspiring joy.
The famous old farm Is just now
maturing and harvesting one of the
most abundant crops in its history.
Already the grain fields have yield
ed nearly two thousand bushels of
tribute in the shape of the cereals
wheat, oats and rye, while the en
tire premises are flavored with the
delightful odor of new mown clover,
alpalphla and other luxuriant
grasses, As fine corn as ever tas
seled is now waving and silk
in or on one hundred and for
ty acreB of rich-rolling fields, and
sixty acres of cotton (planted large
ly as an experiment) is blooming and
boiling away to abundant maturity.
Nearlv a thousand fat and healthy
fowls of every variety are on daily
dress parade over the green meadows
and orchards, while herds of cattle,
sheep and swine feast to lavish fat
ness on the pastures green. Pi
geons, rabbitB, squirrels and other
pets romp and play In the beauti
ful groves, while the whole situa
tion is sweetened with the choicest
honey gathered by a million busy
bees from blooming fields and ripen
ing orchards. Ooooneeche ia a
model. Its owner, General Julian
S. Carr, and his family are sojourn
ing at the beautiful country home
on the farm and the friends of the
general are rejoiced to know that he
is rapidly recovering from his re
Two Lesdlof Events Worth Over 150,000
Woa-by J. R. Keene's Horses.
By Telegraph to we morning Star.
Saratoga, N. Y., Aug. 6. Delhi,
undoubtedly one of the best 8 year
olds In training, won the Great Re
public, the 150,000 stake race run here
to-day and Syaonby, also from the
stables of J. R. Keene, added the Sara
toga Special to his . list of winnings.
Delhi had little difficulty in Winning
hia race. He jumped out in front at
the start and cut out a hot pace the
full distance, passing the grand stand
the first time with Waterboy in sec
ond position, but he began to fall back
soon after and was never a factor.
Mercury was a good second most of
the way. The Picket finished strong
in third position a length behind Mer
cury, who finished second by a
The Great Republic was worth $13,-
000 to Mr. Keene, be having receives
$3,000 for nominating the winner in
addition to first money. The Special
netted him $13,000.
Twelve Nef roes Escsped from Georgetown
Jail Ose Shot and Cspiored Poise .
Is Pursuit of the Others.
Br Telegraph to the Morning Slat.
Philadelphia, Pa,, August 6. A
special to the Evening Telegraph from
Laurel Hill, Delaware, says:
"Word waa received here that In
the pursuit of the twelve negroes
who escaped from the Georgetown
jail yesterday one man was killed
near Old Furnace mills. It Is not
known whether the Information refers
to one ot the escaped negroes or a
member of the posse. Sheriff Steele
telephoned to-day that the negroes are
suppessd to have escaped from Cy press
Bwamp last night and are ( making
their way to this city in order to get
over into Maryland. Nearly everyone
In the vicinity ot Laurel is armed and
the search for the negroes is genera).
"It has since been learned that the
man reported to have been killed
during the search for the jail-breakers
Is still alive, but is fatally lofured.
He Is a mulatto. When oraerea
to halt he refused to do so and was
shot by a citizen at noon to-day.
He gave his name as Bmitb, but he
Is believed to be one of the Brown
brothers, who escaped from the
Georgetown jail. Three of the es
caped convicts were discovered ma
king for a thicket three miles from
Laurel. They were shot at but It io
not known whethor any one was
ED. BLENNERHASSEVS WILL.
Union Army Veteran Shot and Killed by
Ills Son at Arcadia.
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Aboadia, Fla., Aug. 6. Matthew
Drlegers, a Union army veteran, was
shot and inttantly killed here to day
by his son, O-.rles Drlggers, who was
Insanely intoxicated at the time.
Drlggers had threatened his wife and
driven ber from home when his father
called to see him and at the time was
having a quarrel with his brother-in-law,
who was also intoxicated. Mat
thew Driggers went into the house
and his son followed, drew his revol
ver and shot him four times, the fatal
wound being in the head. After kill
ing bis father, Charles Drlggers went
out on the front porch, where his
brother-in-law Whldden was lying In
a drunken stupor, and beat him over
the head with hia revolver. Young
Drlggers waa arrested and is now in
jail. M m M
UNITED MINE WORKERS.
Written la 1855 aed Filed Yesterday la
St. Louis-Estste la Irelssd Worth
$2,000,000 The Beneficiaries.
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
St. Lorjis, Aug. . The will of
Edward Blennerhasset, written at St. ,
Louis In 1855 by a member of the
famous family of Blennerf asset-Burr
fame, was filed In the Bt. Louis pro
bata court to-dav by Lucien M.
Bnreve, an attorney of Chicago.
The delay in the probation of the
will was occasioned by litigation over
the estate of Edward Blennerhasset.
Mr. Bhreve says that the estate is in
Ireland, that it is worth $3,000,000 and
that Edward Blennerhasset's right to
share in it has just recently been es
tabllshed.wherefore his will is brought
forth and filed for probation.
ThB beneficiaries of the estate are
Mrs. Therese Adams, a Jdaugbter, and
Henry and Richard & Blennerhasset,
sons ot the testator. Richard S. Blen
nerhasset lives at Niagara Falls, N. Y.
His sister, Mrs. Adams, Is also alive.
Henrv Blennerhasset is dead and his
brother and sister will divide his share
in the estate between them.
Mr. Bhreve says it was almost posi
tively ascertained that Henry, the
missing ion, was slain by the Barbary
pirates infesting the North African
coast He was a sea captain in the
British merchant marine, and nobody
has seen norlheard of him since he sail
ed from Naples in 1853.
RUSSIAN PRISE I0URT.
Ho Af reement on a Wage Scale Confer
ence With Operators on Moaday.
By Telegraph to the Homing Btar.
Knoxvillk, Tenn., Aug. 6. The i
United Mine Workers' convention for
District No. 19 hu adopted a resolu
tion condemning Governor Peabody's i
course in the Colorado labor troubles. 1
While no agreement has been reach
ed on a wage seale, it Is believed j
that the men will demand a five,
to ten per cent, increase. Operatives 1
of the district do not conceal the
fact that they will not only refuse to
-rant anv Increase, but will demand
m. rAdnetlon of 10 Der cent, on the pres
ent scale. Predictions of a genera!
trika throughout the district are fre
quent. Operators and miners will
meet in joint conference on Tuesday.
TO OVERAWE BOXERS.
France Sendioi Reinforcements to
Oeoeral Commaadiag la Tosfsla.
Br Cable to the Horning Btar.
Paris, August 6. The general com
manding the Frenca forces In Ton
quln, French Indo-Ohlna, having
renreaeuted that the frontier potts are
insufficiently guarded and asked for
6,000 men, the .government- has de
cided loeend retaforcementa. A thou
sand men will depart on the next,
steamer and farther reinforcements
ore e xoected to leave France -later.
The rtinfonwmeBta are intended to
overawe the Boxerawho are contem
plating a rising.
Was Eve a summer girl before
the fall ? Philadelphia Bnlletln.
Sunken Steamer Knight Commander Ad
Judged a Lawful Tilze.
By Cable to the Homing Btar
Vladivostok, Aug. 6. The prize
court yesterday adjudged the sunken
steamer Knight Commander and Us
cargo a lawful prize. The trial of the
case and an iuyeitipatl-in of the steam
er's papers, ftc, exiablisbed the fact
that the cargo, consisting principally
of railway material, was consigned
through a Japanese port to Chemulpo,
leaning ralrly to me inference mat u
was designed for use on the military
railway under construction from Beoul
St. Petersburg, Aug. 6. Russia
has communicated to the United
States the Uf cision of tne Vladivostok
prize court in the eae of the Portland
and Asiatic Ima steamer Arabia,confis
ticatlngEuc'i part of the cargo as was
consigned t f Jopantsfl ports
The foreign omce is cremuy cou
Mfirtnff iheobiecllocs miked abroad
in Russia's lit of contrab d,
decision has b-n reached.
Ex-Senator Henry G. Davis, who
is a Mason, took part yesteraay in
laying , the corner stooe of the new
lietbodisl Episcopal cnurcn in n.i.iua
.OT .Va thn eeremonicii beimf con
ducted undef the auspicrs of the Ma
sonic Grand Lodge of Wrat Virginia.
Senator Elklns also participated.
Tho Pronto nt tin. oT&ntAd a par-
don to Lieutenant Patrick W. Hou-
rigan, U. S. N., who waa convicted
h ftnnrtmartl&l in oi uubu
against the articles of war for
government of the navy.
a campaign, Selahl