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EX-SENATOR BOUTWELL FOB
I Tho venerablo ex-Senator George
I S. 15outwell, of Massachusetts, a
.veteran of the Republican party,
heartily and enthusiastically favors
tho election of Judge Parker as
President. The grey headed sage
and patriot despaired of his party
when it turned its back on the con.
stitution and launched upon a policy
of colonialism. When his party
adopted the un-American policy of
buying Asiatics and ruling them
contrary to the principles of liberty
and tbo constitution ; when his par
ty carried tho flag of a free Repub
lic to A3ia and sot up an alien gov
ernmeot without the consent of the
governed, Mr. Boutwell realized that
hia party was no longer the Republi
can party and wa3 no longer a party
baaed upon tho principles for which
tho American revolutionists fought
an eight years war. hen he saw
that the Republican party had
ceased to bo Republican he refused
longer to support it. Tie now sup
ports Parker as the true represent
ative) of American Idoals.
The other day James Creelman,
the famous newspaper writer, visited
Mr. l'.outwell in his home at Gro
ton and interviewed him for tho
New York World. The -venerable
New Englander is thus written
about by Mr. Creelman:
"rfouKi of as who helped to organize
tb Itviiuulican party and many who
hv KiiptiorUd U since, look now to
Juile Parker as the hope of the
country," fsi'd George 8. Boutwell to
dr . ita speech was wise and con
sensu v It will win strength for
bin. rvi rj where. It is a speech that
tuu-i (" cc?itable to all trne Demo-'
cm i; It contains nothing tbat serious,
tij . tiiag Republicans can object to,
r .mi will be endorsed bjr the antl
ln'i Tisllslf. Certainly the .election
of tr. Roosevelt would be a danger
outline. No man can tellwhathe
li l.'.oly to do. He probably could
nr. himself tell what he Is likely to
do, to strange is his temperament, so
urioruh. hi orbit."
It ass something to sit here to day
wiw. ibis venerable man, now In his
elht Mxth year, to remember that he
wg a Massachusetts legislator In the
forties; that he was Governor of his
S.'.n before the civil war; tbat he was
ocn of the founders of the Republican
party ; that ho was one of the seven
managers of Andrew Johnson's Im
peachment (rial; tbat be was Secreta
ry of the Treasury under Grant; that
he afterward represented Massachu
setts En the United States Senate
to remember that long and brilliant
record snd to hear him plead In the
twilight of his life for the election of
Judge Parker as a measure of national
Mr. Boutwell is snowy with age,
angular, bleak-, round-shouldered and
slow in step, but his mind is as active
and eajjer as In his days of power, and
his spirit is as tough as old Groton
Itself, which was burned by King
Philip's Indians, afterward sent Wil
liam Preston and his neighbors to
fight at Bunker Ilill and survived to
hear President RoosevelUell Its school
b9). that they must not get their
Ideals too high.
Tne keen; dark eyes, the powerful
not thrust out under the high brow,
the alert look, the penetrating ques
tion or swift, comoact renlv. the won
derful memory and the sturdy, sensi
tive Americanism showing at every
aoi;ir of the Conversation revealed the
white haired and wrinkled leader of
hi an.l-imnerlallst movement as
man of rare and Imnressive dualities.
fully alive to the every bearing of the
"This wilt be a great campaign, and
juuge raricer scould win it." be said.
"Ihis will be the seventeenth Presi
dential campaign in which I have
takfenpart. In my first campaign I
spoke for Van Buren. My experience
suggests that the Democratic party
should call on an army of speakers this
year. Every man who can make a
speech should be put In the field. The
newspapers control nubile onlnlon for
tbreo years and eight months, but in
thw lait four months of the quadrennial
. put lucl they support the sneakers. It is
orators who must lead in this fight.
Thera nhould be a host of them, and
the party should pay them. Let us
nfht to win."
Mr. Iioutwell endorsed the Demo
cratic platform, and spoke at length
upon tho position of the party
against colonialism and militar
ism. He heartily concurred in the
democratic platform as to the Phil
ippines, and said:
"Just look at the facts. The Treat
- ury report for the month of July gives
n aggregate of $30,000,000, charge
able to the army and navy. The ex
penses for the army and navy for the
me month last year were $25,000,000.
These expenditures lndloate an annual
expense for our army and navy of
1300,000,000, of which it may be said
wiut truth one hair Is due to tne ac
quisition if insular possessions."
We wish we had the space to give
, the Btau readers the benefit of all
that Mr. Boutwell said. At length
he terrlblj arraigned the Republi
can party for lti present policy and
for ita abandonment - of the true
spirit of American freedom.
PARKER TALKED TOO PLAIN.
Some Republican papers, finding
nothing else to criticize in Judge
Parker's acceptance address, remark
that "there was nothing brilliant
rhetorical or strong abont it."
The fact Is, Ptfrker did not juggle
with words and left out the hot air
which characterises the bombastlcj
and kaleidoscopic speech of Roose
velt. Parker laid down the doctrine
In English that can be understood
wherever the lines fall. The Demo
cratic nominee surely cut out the
effervescence and hyperbolism of the
Republican nominee, for It would
not be becoming in a judg?, who
had just laid aside the ermine, to
wear a red blanket and make a
circuit 6"ffaTLHofc .
v We have heretofore neglected to
note our observation that the Sage
of Rosemount, flowery enough in
itself, is not afflicted with logor-
rhea. Parker talked too plain to
suit the Republicans. Let us be
The Raleigh News and Observer
copies the Stab's editorial depreca
ting the misguided position of some
contemporaries in considering a big
majority as dangerous to the Demo
cratic party, and says: "There is
more political wisdom and patriot
ism and common sense packed in
the abbve sentences than has been
put in type this year." That is a
high compliment for what ; we . in
tended to be only a modest state
ment of facts.
The wheat crop this year will be
605,937,000 buBhels, according to
the government report. This is
short of the average total crop, but
it will be offset by ton enormous crop
of corn, the estimate for which is
2,565,847,000 bushels. To this is
to be added a 12,000,000 bales crop
of cotton in the south. The seasons
have bountifully favored the conn
try and not the Republican party.
Judge Parker Is incensed because
some Republican papers accuse him
of donble dealing. When a candi
date gets mad about a little thing
like tbat the country must know
that he is too honest to have done
anything that will warrant the op
positions papers to go to telling the
truth on him.
"Roosevelt failed , to attend the
circus at Oyster Bay the other day,"
says the Jacksonville Times- Union.
Probably he resented the presence of
the circus as a Democratic scheme to
get up (-opposition to his role in
Says the Raleigh Post: "We glad
ly and enthusiastically join the Wil
mington Star in rejoicing that
Judge Parker, In hit speech of ac
ceptance, extended the glad hand to
the ox in the ditch."
It is published that a Baltimore
negro swam 125 miles a lew aays
ago. We cannot believe this story
unless it is coupled with the state
ment that watermelons were seen
floating out to sea.
Mr. Charles M. Schwab has given
out an interview "On the future oi
steel." The Republicans, however,
would like to heas something com
forting abont the future of steal-
A pretty American girl has suc
ceeded in swimming across Lake
Geneva. Even a man wouldn't un
dertake to go across it on the water
CAPT. J. P. ARR1NQT0N DEAD.
Institutions! Clerk la State Treasury and
Ex-Sberlff of Nash f enaiy.
Special Star Telegram A
RALEIGH, N; Q, Aug. 12.-Capt.
John P. Arrlngton, lnstlutionai
clerk In the Bute Treasury, died this
afternoon from the effects of a stroke oi
apoplexy and paralysis suffered Mon
day night. He was a son of Hon. A.
II. Arrlngton, a member of the Fed
eral Congress before the war and of
the Confederate Congress. He was
for six years sheriff ot Nash county.
The remains will be Interred at the old
Arrlngton homestead in Nash county
ira -aar "W
TRAGEDY AT A MARRIAQB FEAST.
EJrecombe Nefre Shot Aiother, While
Third Was la Throes of Epilepsy.
Special Star Telegram.
Taeboro, N. 0., August 1L While
engaged In a dispute at a marriage
feaat and ball In the vicinity of Old
Sparta last night, Eugene Wilson shot
and instantly killed Joe Edwards, coin
colored. A' negro boy out of doors ,
bad an epileptic fit and .Edwards had
gone Into tho house for a lamp. Wil
son obieeted to Ita being removed ana
a quarrel ensued with the above result.
Wilson was apprehended and loogea
In jail to await trial.
A salt-water bathing pool In
j . - ... .
front of the Seashore uoiei xor tne
use of guests will be one of the attrac
tions at Wrigbtsvlllo Beach next season.
IS STILL A MYSTERY.
Murder in Columbia of Woman
- , t.
Claiming Wilmington Her
Home Creates Interest.
NO ARRESTS ARE, MADE.
Post Mortem Reveals Rerrlble Details of
the Work of a Brale Victim's Ssd '
Story o! Blssted Life Istalred
- for a Bible to Read.
From the fact that the principal had
repeatedly declared before death tbat
her home was In Wilmington, N. d,
and that she had repented of her past
life and desired to return home to her
parents in this city, the Columbia
murder mystery was widely discuss
ed pn the streets here yesterday and
there were frequent -Inquiries as to
whether or not the woman's identity
had been established. Bailed by a.
mystery of such engaging proportions,
it was thought that the authorities In
Columbia would have directed some
of their Investigation to the supposed
home of the young woman, but so
far as ean be learned no Inquiries
have been made of the officers here
and the Identity of the woman has not
yet been disclosed. Yesterday's Co
lumbia Stat gave more of the horri
ble details of the murder and express
ed the opinion that some arrests
would follow during the day, but
none had been made late yesterday
afternoon and the mystery surround
ing the death was veiled as heavy as
on the day the body was discovered
in the disreputable district under the
circumstances related in this paper
However, It was stated In Columbia
yesterday afternoon . tbat the police
were working on several clues and ex
pect to finally unravel the mystery,
but they were keeping their counsel to
It is now conceded that the woman's
name is Maude Allen and that she
went to Columbia five weeks ago, in
stead of five months, as previously re
ported. Her age is given as between
25 and 30 years.
The post mortem examination con
ducted Friday revealed a scalp wound
at the top of the right forehead and
six scalp wounds on the back of the
head, none fracturing the skull but
each cutting the flesh to the bone; any
one of them was sufficiently violent to
cause concussion of the brain and
render the womaa unconscious. The
woman's back and hips were heat to a
jelly, as were her shins and arms; she
was probably struck fifty violent
blows. There were slight abrasions on
the forehead, nose and chin and the
theory of the physicians Is that the
lick In the forehead was the first and
that it knocked her to the floor In an
unconscious condition; that her assail
ant then stood over her with a heavy
stick and belabored her.
) A Bible was found in the woman's
room and several negroes testified that
a few days before her death she came
to. them and asked for "something to
read concerning the Lord."
A colored woman said the Allen
woman came to see her last Friday
and asked her for "some religious
reading." She then seemed to be e.
spondent and was in tears. She said
that this month a year ago she was an
honored member of a happy family,
was a Baptist Sunday school teacher
and singer in the choir at home, which
she said wss 1,000 miles away. She
said she knew her mother would be
glad to take her back home, but that
she did not want to go on account of
her two sisters. r
Bsd Negro, This.
Justice Fowler yesterday gave pre
liminary trial to Charles Wllkins, the
negro arrested a few days ago at
Wrlghtsyllle Beach for the larceny of
a razor and other articles from the
trunk of Mayor J. Ai Arringdale, of
Wrightaville. The negro is scarcely
out of his teens, but readily confessed
the theft and said he sold the razor for
50 cents. He was equally as frank
concerning his past record and said
that he had been arrested for shooting
a white boy in Qoldsboro, but had
gotten away. He also said he had
served a term In the pen for rocking a
train in Columbus county, and in
nroof of the. latter, drew from his
pocket a discharge from the superin
tendent of the penitentiary, the same
haying been dated as late as July 1st
of this year. Wllkins was committed
by Justice Fowler for bis last offence
! In default of $50 bond.
Mr. E. D. Fearsall, of Rocky Point,
announces himself in this week's is
sue of the Pender Chronicle a candi
date for the State Senate from the dls
trict composed of the counties of Dup
lin and Pender. In his official an
nouncement Mr. Pearsall says: "If
nleeted I faithfully make all the
promises that are required and ex
pected of the successful candidate.
will squeeze all the honor and glory
there Is out of it. I will with clock
like precision draw the per diem and
get all the pie that comes with such
CosfestioB at Jail Relieved.
The congested condition at. the
; county jail was relieved yesterday by
the deportation of 13 colored women,
nearly all under 80-day sentences
from the Mayor's court. They were
taken by Bapt. Shearin to the convict
stockade, where they will be kept as
prisoners and not as working convicts.
By sending the women to uasue
Hayne, several oh the departments of
the jail will be shifted around, making
considerable room for more, still keep
ing the races and sexes apart.
WILMINGTON, N. C., FRIDAY, ATJGftJST 19, 1904.
SCOTCH COLLIE SAVED HIM.
ormer Yoasg Wiunlsctlalsa Had Experi
ence la Lealsville, Ky Last Week.'
The following from the Louisville
Courier Journal concerning a former
young Wilmlngtonlan, now studying
aw In Louisville and a son of Bev.
Dr. A. D. MeClure, othls city, will
be read with interest by his numerous.
Bal for a collie licking his face and
awakening him from a sound sleep
while the house was In flames, Mr.
Alexander MeClure, of 1697 Everett
avenue, might have been burned to
death at an early hour this morning.
u parks from a passing engine caugnt
the roof of the house, and the . dog,
which had slept beside McOIure's bed
side, was ; awakened by the smoke.
Crawling up on his master's bed, he
iickea His race, seeming to tuny resi
st the dangerous position he was in.
In sneaklne of his experience. Me
Clure said this moraine: "I was
awakened by my Scotch collie, Burr,
licking my face, and jumping out of
bed, found the room fall of smoke..
Without taking time to dress I ran to
the only door of the room, but was
cut off here by the flames that were
shooting from the walls and ceiling.
After throwing all articles of value
that I could find out the window,
which is in the second story, I jumped,
anning on my feet, but fell forward
and cut a deep wound in my knee.
The dog jumped right after me and
anded sate by my side.
"All mv law books were destroved.
causing a loss of about $250. The sec
ond story where I slept was com
pletely gutted and almost every article
on the second floor was ruined by
water, i The loss on the house and its
contents will go over $1,000."
The house in which McUIure was
sleeping is the residence of Mrs. Eliza-
both Cumnock, wife of the late W. W.
Cumnock, formerly president of the
Louisville Cotton Mills. Mrs. Cum
nock is at present at her country home
near West Point.
WRECK PROVED FATAL. .
Yobbx Dsrlioftoa Bssebsll Plsyer Soc-
cambed to lojarles of Thursday.
William McLean, of Cheraw, S. C,
one of the four members of the Dar
lington baseball team in a wreck on the
Bennettsville branch of the Atlantic
Coast Line Thursday, died yesterday
afternoon at 2:40 o'clock In Dr. Baaer'e
Infirmary in Sumter, S. 0., whither he
was taken on a special train from
Bennettsville Friday night. His ankle
and thigh were broken, the lower
bowels torn and a severe gash cut
over his eye. It was seen from the
first that he could not survive the in
juries. McLean belonged to a promi
nent family in Cheraw and relatives
were with him when he died. He
appeared to improve some while at
Bennettsville, bat it was thought best
to take him to the Infirmary ln
Sumter. He was accompanied there by
Dr. N. W. Hicks, Atlantic Coast Line
The other injured players, Fred
Stein and J. Whit Wlllcox, have been
taken to their homes In Darlington,
where they are doing welL Neither
are seriously injured and will soon be
Mra 'toihlll Hsrried.
Mrs. Coralie Coghlll. a lady well
known and having a host of friends in
Wilmington, - was married In Rich
mond, Va., last week to Mr. George
W. Schlelr, a gentleman well known
in Richmond. The marriage took
place at the residence of Mr. George
Bannister, uncle of the bride, and
they left immediately for Baltimore,
Md., Oxford, Md., and Beaford, Del.
The couple will return the latter part
of this week to Richmond, where they
will reside. Mr. Schleif is connected
With the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
License was issued yesterday
for the marriage of Colin M. Priest,
son of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Priest, of
Bladen county, and Miss Bessie Smith,
daughter of Mrs. Penny 8mitb, of
By deed filed for record yes
terday Woodus Kellum, commis
sioner, transferred to J. H. Tucker, for
$350, property on south side of Har
nett, 66 feet east of Seventh street,
83x132 feet in size. .
Among those going from Max
ton on Rev. Wm. Black's transconti
nental tour over the 8. A. L. are Dr.
J. D. Qroom, W. S, McNalr, Miss
Bessie McNalr, Miss Bessie McLean,
John Leach, W. B. McKay, If. D.
Bright, EL C. McNalr, R. M. Williams
and Neill Alford.
Burgaw will erect a monument
to the Confederate dead of Pender
county. Dr. E. Porter, of Rocky Point,
has offered to furnish one-half of the
cost of an appropriate) shaft if the citi
zens of the county will raise the other
The United States . Civil Ser-
vice Commission announces an exami
nation at Wilmington on September
14th 15th, to secure eliglbles from
which to make certification to fill ex
isting vacancies in the position of
civil engineer student in the Depart
ment of Agriculture, and other simi
lar vacancies as they may occur.
Messrs. Lowry and Faulkner,
the contractors for the public well,
now have the pipe down in the City
Hall yard a depth of 65 feet They
are now working the drill In an eight
or 12 foot formation of limestone un
der which they are confident they will
ret an abnndant supolv of pure, fresh
FayettevUle Observer; "Mr.
Malcolm McZenzle, one of the owners
of the Weed Pine Product Plant In
71st, who had his leg so badly Injured
in a runaway several weeks ago, and
who has been a natlent in the High
mlth Hosnltal since, will leave for
his home la -New York to morrow,
accompanied by his wife.".
ESCAPE FROM. DR0WNIN0.
Mr. W. HsII Moore Had Uopleasast Ei-
perleace at WrlghtsvlUe Yesterday.
. Mr. W. Hull Moore, bookkeeper for
Messrs. W. K. Springer & Cj , had a
narrow. escape from drowning In front
of the AtlantieYacht Club at Wrights
vtlle Beach early yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Moore' with a number of other
club members were surf-bathing when
suddenly he found himself beyond his
depth and .too far out to reach the
shore again. He cried to Mr. J. D.
Smith, who was also In bathing, that
he was beyond his depth and Mr.Smith
made an effort to swim out to him, but
finding ' himself about exhausted, he
shouted to Mr. V. Hall, another bather
iloaer to the shore, to pass the word to
these on the beach, which was quiekly
done. Janitor Williamson of the club
quickly jumped in the life-boat kept
on the beach and a request for
a volunteer was promptly answered
by' Mr. John R. Hanby. After con
slderable' difficulty in launching the
boat in the heavy surf, the rescuers,
their boat half-swamped, reached Mr.
Moore and gave him a life preserver.
Finally he was gotten in the boat and
brought ashore. He was perfectly
composed and, though exhausted,
walked to the elub house from the
beach. Another boat was launched
by some fishermen, but the life boat
bad already reached Mr. Moore in the
meantime. The escape from drown
ing was narrow, and Mr. Moore would
doubtless not like a repetition of the
MARRIED IN WHITEVILLE.
Mr. Lee Qreer Wllmlaxtoo Protof rspber,
Wedxiq Columbus Coaoty.
Whiteville News, nth.
There was a quiet wedding last
night at 7:30 o'clock at the residence
of the groom's brother, Jackson Greer,
Esq., the contracting parties being Mr.
Lee Greer, of Wilmington, and Mrs.
Laura Jorgenson,' of Copenhagen.
Denmark. As the party entered the
parlor Mendelsohn's wedding march
was beautifully rendered on the piano
by Mjtb. Jsekson Greer, and Rev. J.
G. Blalock, In a very beautiful and
impressive ceremony, pronounced
them man and wife, while little Miss
Gladys Greer acted as flower girl.
The groom is a leading photographer
or Wilmington, N. O., and the bride
is a daughter of a leading dry goods
merchant In Copenhagen, Denmark,
both of whom are very popular among
a wide circle of mends. They leave
to-day to on the noon train for Ons
low county to visit the groom's pa
EIGHT MEN WERE DROWNED.
Urrlaier dole Mine la Rowsa County, N.
., Suddenly Flooded by the Olvlsr
Away of a Mill Dam.
By Telegraph to tne Morning Btar.
Raleigh, N. 0., Aug. 1L A special
to the News 8c Observer from Sallr.
bury, N. C, ssys:
Information was received here to
night that the Barrlnger gold mine.
located near Gold Hill, N. C, Rowan
county, was suddenly flooded by
water this afternoon, causing the In
slant death of eight men employed - In
the mine. The dead are: WlllCanup,
Will Stlrewalt, Joseph Mogrum, Bob
DeBerr, Sam Price, and three others
whose names are unobtainable.
Nine men were In the mine shaft
when a large pond located near the
entrance to the mine suddenly broke
loose, the breaksge being caused by
excessive rains and the waters rushing
In terrific and deadly force to a depth
of about a hundred feet upon the men
who were powerless to save them
Mr. Thomas Moyle, manager of the
slant, says the mine is filled with wa
ter to-night and none of the dead
bodies have yet been recovered. An
unusual downpour of rain is re ported
in the vicinity of the mine this
afternoon, much damage being done
to property. The flooded mine is
the property of the Whitney Reduc
tion company, of (Salisbury ana Pitts
burg, Pennsylvania, and has been op
erated by them for a number of years.
AN EXCITING INCIDENT
Dorlflx a Joint Political Debste Between
Champ Clstk of Missouri and B.
Landls of Indisns.
Bj Telegrapn to the Horning Star.
New Albany. Ikd., Aug. 13. "If
the man who just called me a liar
will meet me outside of the park when
I finish my speech, I'll cut his throat
from ear to ear." declared Congress
man Ohamn Clark, of Missouri, dur
lner a joint political debate with Con
gressman B. Land is. of Indiana, be
fore the Chautaqua Assembly here to
day. The debate was the principal
attraction or the Chautauqa. During
the speech of Mr. Landis some one in
the audience shouted : " w here's tsui
Taylor!" Mr. Landis replied: "He
is in Indiana and will stay there until
he gets -justice.
When Mr. Ulark toot the piatiorm
he referred to ex-Governor Taylor as
an assassin, charging that the Republi
cans were protecting a man who should
be hanged. Continuing, he said: "The
Republicans want to rule this country
Borne one In the audience cnea out:
'That's not truel You are a llarl". Im
mediately Congressman Clark shouted
his challenge, which was greeted with
hisses. When quiet had been restored
Mr. Clark concluded his speech. -
Frelxht Trains on the A. C. k. Esflseer
Killed and Three Tralnmea Isjared.
By Telegraph to tne auwnlnc Btar.
Thomasvillx, Ga., Aug. 12. At 11
o'clock Friday night two freight
trains on the Atlantic Coast Line
had a head-on collision at Elba
Junction, Alabama. The trains were
a local east-bound and 211. a through
train. Tha wrack was caused by dis
regard of orders by the 1 ocal's engi
neer, John McLaughlin, of Thomas-
vi le ' He ranbv the meeting point.
The enrtnes were locked together and
I . in. awn
McLAUghlln was instantly auiea. xne
fireman was lojared and two brake-
men were brutaJ.
THE COMBAT OF
Five Russian Battleships Re
ported to Have Been Dam
aged in Engagement.
JAPANESE ADMIRAL'S REPORT
Dsmsf e Installed by Jsp Vessels Tem-
porsrlly Repaired Disabled Rosslsa
Ships at TslsxchooMlattle With -the
Visdlvostok f qsadroo.
Ot Cable to tne Moraine star.
TOKIO, Aug. 13, 10 A. M. Admiral
Togo reports that five Russian battle
ships appear to have been heavily
damaged In the engagement of August
10th. The Pobleda lost two masts and
one of her heavy guns was. disabled.
The flag ship Retvizan, which, was hit
several times at a distance ot 3,500
yards, seems to have sustained the
greatest injury. The damage inflicted
on the Russian cruisers was compara
tively slight. The Bay an has not ap
peared since the engagement.'
xne damage sustained by the Jan-
anese vessels has been temporarily re
paired. TOKIO. Aug. 13. S P. M. It Is be
lieved here that the Russians will not
be able to repair the five battleships
reported by Admiral Togo to have
been damaged in the recent sea fight
ing at Port Arthur. The Japanese land
batteries now commanding the en
trance to the harbor could render this
Before the Russian fleet emersed
from Port Arthur on Aueust 10th. the
Japanese batteries could reach the war
ships there with shells and the docks
were exposedto a fire the severity of
which was increasing constantlv. It is
doubted If the shlpi will bo able to go
to sea without undergoing repairs and
it Is reported thai the Russians them
selves will destroy them before Port
Disabled Russian Chips.
Che Foo, Aug. 13, 8 P. M. A pri
vate telegram received here "to-night
says that the Russian battleship Czare
vitch naa moved farther into Tsing-
chou harbor, following a demand
made by the Japanese that the Rus
sians come out and fight It is sur
mised that the Czarevitch will be dis
A dispatch to the Associated Press
from Tsingchou, filed to-day at noon.
confirms the previous reports of the
serious damage Inflicted upon the
Czarevitch and says for this reason
the battleship is unable io leave port.
Two Russian torpedo boat destroyers.
both slightly damaged, were taking
coal to-day. The destroyer Bezttchra
sbni has not been Injured.
When the coaling operations were
completed the German cruisers Furst
Blsmark and llansa cleared for ac
tion. It is believed that they will not
allow the departure of the Russian
ships. It is now reported that Admi
ral Messevltch has died of his wounds
in a hospital. Two officers and eight
sailors, all seriously injured, are at
present in the hospital.
The rumors current here of fight
ing at Tsingchou are not believed, as
the latest message from there make
no mention thereof.
Admiral Togo is said to be with the
main portion of the Javanese fleet
which has gone toward Shanghai.
This portion of the fleet includes all
A cipher telegram received here
from Osaki, Japan, confirms previous
reports tbat the Japanese main squad
ron is bound for a southern destina
tion, "on an active campaign."
Beached and Blown Up.
London. Aug. 13. A dispatch from
Wei Hal Wei says the Russian tor
pedo boat destroyer Burnl was beached
August 12th on the south of the
Shantung promontory and blown up.
Three of her officers and sixty of her
men who walked from the scene of
the accident have arrived at Wei Hal
Another Naval EoSement
Toxie. Aug. 14. The protected crui
ser Takashish reporle by wireless tele
graph to the admiralty that the Japa
ness squadron was engaging the Viad
lvostok fleet off Tsu islands in the
straits of Cores, at 5 o'clock to-day
New York, Aug. 13, Women and
children to-day joined in the riotous
demonstrations against non-union
men who have taken the places of
striking butchers and other employes
in the packing houses. From upper
windows and roofs of buildings in the
affected district they hurled all sorts
of missies at every luckless meat
trader or every non-union sympathi
zer that passed along the street.
FffhtlBi at Port Arthur.
Berlin, Aug. 13. -rA dispatch to
the Dokal Anselger from Toklo. time
12:30 P. M., to-day, says that heavy
fighting took place at Port Arthur all
night Tuesday and Wednesday, and
that the Busslan losses are re
ported to be enormous.
Chinese Welcome the Jspi.
Liao Yang. Aug. 13. The Chinese
governor, of Mukden has Issued a pro
clamation welcoming the Japanese.
This Is due to the fact that the succes
slve retirements of the Russians upon
their main lines have csused the Chi
nese to lose faith in the Russian arms.
Dsmsted Vessels at Chaitha!.
Shanghai, August 13. The Russian
protected cruiser Askold. flying an
admiral's flag, with her two stacks de
stroyed, a hole In her hull near the
water line, her upper works much bat
tered and her after barbette destroyed,
arrived at Shanghai at 3 o'clock this
afternoon, went Into dry dock and
commenced to make repairs. Fifteen
of her crew were killed and fifty were
wounded during the battle off Port
Arthur August 10th. The torpedo
destroyer Grozouvol is also at Shang
hai. The Taotal has notltied ootn ves
sels that they must leave port at the
exniratlon of tha twenty four hours
limit. The commander of the Askold
claims that his vessel is unsea worthy
and it Is saia to be his Intention to re
main until the repairs are completed.
Pilots report tbat three Busslan
cruisers are off the Saddle Islands a wait
lncr British colliers from Tsln Chou.
A Japanese squadron, consisting of
one iron clad, two large, cruisers, and
four torpedo boat destroy era, is watch
lng outside to Intercept the corners.
St. Peteb0BTTBQ, Aug. 13. The
reneral staff has received the follow
lng dispatch from Gen.-Sakharoff,
dated yesterday i
"All la aulet In the sphere of opera
tions of the aianchurian army. Bands
of Chinese bands are. active in the Be
Intzu district, 28 miles eatt of Llao
Yang, and in (the vicinity ot the Yan
tal eoal mines."
Badly Damaged Battleship.
Che Foo. Aur. 13. 9:80 P. M. The
Auoclated Press correspondent st
Ttingahou wires that the Russian bat
tleship Czarevitch received terrible
punishment in the fight off Shantung
riromontory on Aug. 10. The fight
sated from noon until evening. The
Czarevitch bore the brunt of the fiarht-
lng until o'clock: In the afternoon.
when Admiral Withoft was hit bv a
ibr-11 which - blew his body to pieces.
ot.ly one of his legs being found after
the explosion. Four officers standing
near him were also killed. Altogether
the Czarevitch lest 15 men killed
and 45 wounded.
At 4 P. M. a'tRusaian torpedo boat
destroyer badly damaged, steamed
slowly Into Tsingchou and a half hour
isier the protected cruiser Novlk,
slightly injured, entered port. No
dead were on board either vessel.
They took coal " and departed at 8
o'clock on the morning of Aug. 12. -The
battleship Czarevtlch arrived at
Tsingchou on thai night of August lL
uer ruaaer snart was broken, and one
gun was disabled, JUfa boats had been,
lost, her masts were badly bent, her
funnels were riddled and her bridge
twisted out of station. The projectile
hits' above the water line were covered
with makeshift stoppers of wood.
xne same night one toroedo boat de
stroyer and the cruiser Ashold with
five" of the crew dead and twelve
wounded, attempted, to enter Tsln-
chou, but were kept out by a Japa
nese cruiser, whereupon they proceed
ed to Woo Sung.
The officers of the Uarzevltch claim
that the Japanese vessels suffered, se
vCrely in the fighting, as the pursuit
of the Czarevitch was maintained for a
short time only. Several Japanese
cruisers are reported to be now off
Shantung promontory,, near the scene
of the fighting, while destroyers on
scouting duty are watching the Tsing
The German warships at Tsingchou
to-night are the' cruisers FuerstJBis-
marcx. ueir, iiansei and tlertha, the
gunboats Luchs and Tiger and two
torpedo boat destroyers. They control
the babror exit absolutely.
. To Ipire NoD.lombstsnfs.
Tokio. Aug. 13. The Emperor.
chief of the general staff, has directed
JTleld Marshal Orama, commander of
the Japanese armies In the field, to
permit the women, priests, merchants
and diplomats and the officers of neu
tral powers to leave Port Arthur and
to extend to them shelter at Port Dal
ney. Oyama is given authority to
remove other non-combatants not
enumerated, providing it does not
affect the military operations. Yamag-
ata's formal order declares that the
Emperor, prompted by humanity, de
sires to spare the non combatants at
Port Arthur from devastation by fire
Chb Foo. Aug. 13 (12 noon). A
Japanese squadron sighted the Vladi
vostok fleet In the Straits of Oorea at
ten minutes past five this fcdanday)
morning. Fighting began fifty mtn
IN CAMP AT M0REHEAD.
Second and Third Ketimests EsisylBf
Their Army Life Some Notes ef
the Soldier Boys.
Special Star Correspondence.
Camp Lee, Morehead City, August
14. The encampment of the Second
and Third Regiments of the National
Guard is now well under way and the
prospects are for a ten days' outing
of real pleasure for the soldier boys.
The news happenings consist merely
of camp paragraphs a few of which
The guard house is doing a land
office business, but the boys of Com
pany O don't figure on tbat stage of
action. .. . -
The first military german was given
last night at the Atlantic Hotel.
Tarnntv.flva .mini ao InnV nt
Jas. F. Post, Jr., ot Company C,
was called home on account of press
Capt. Peterson, of Company u.
Clinton, is on of the most popular
captains in cup and his company,
the farmers," are up-to-date In drill
Officers of the dsy: Capt. Geo. E.
Hood, of Co. E, Goldsboro; Senior
officers of the guard, L. M. White, of
Co. H, Clinton; Junior officers of the
day, a. a. House, of Uo. B, Klnston.
Lileutr Geo. P. James, of Uo. U,
Becond Regiment, is detailed officer of
the provost guard at Morehead City.
of Washington, 1b the very finest and
your correspondent is very grateful to
him for items of camp life.
The first order Issued from Capt. A.
P. Adrian's tent this morning was for a
bucket of ice water and a man to pour
it very gradually, superintended by
the reeimental surgeon.
Miss Nell Skinner, of Greenville. JN.
C. was the decided belle of Thursday
night's german and the boys In "white
ducks" (Wilmington contingent) were
very prominent in the" coterie of ad
Our friend. Capt. "Jack" Melts,
always pronounced in his attentions,
has suddenly round in Newport, a.
C. an oasis of mot beautiful verdure.
Capt. Ledbetter, of FayettevUle, as
sistant inspector of small arms practice
of the First ueglment, is enjoying the
sights of Camp Lee under the chape-
ronage of Capt. A. P. Adrian.
The Second Regiment Band, with
Prof. Henderson leader. Is a first-class
organization and renders elegant musio
for dress parade.
. Mrs. A. J. uramplon, of Ubarlolte,
is one of the delightful visitors at the
Atlantic Hotel. She is a frequent visi
tor to Wrightaville and Is charming in
her manner and personality.
Fear Ner.ro Children Left Aloae la Their
Home Near Otcator, Qs.
Br Teteffiaph to the Morulas Star.
Decatub, Ga, Aug. 13. Charles
Pitts, a well to do colored farmer of
DeKaltt county, accompanied by his
wife, attended a big negro meeting in
the country last night and before leav
ing home they locked ail their coll
dren ranging from 2 to 10 years of age
in the eabln for aafe kmping uom
their return f som church. Some time
durloe their absence the lamp which
was left burning on roe tanie la rap-
posed to have been knocked off, caus
ing an explosion which set the house
on fire and caused the burning ailveor
the four children who . were powerless
; to escape the fearful death that awaited
We hear thavkhe -receivership
ox tha -Egypt railroad and the Ral
eigh m Western railroad, of which
Cant. W. J. Tally, of Cumnock, Is !
receiver, will soon be vacated. 1
S. A, Henizeyand Company, of j
New York, who recently purchased t
wun. uiiuc., u.iu niav yui- j
chased the roads. Plttsboro Enter-
- A charter has been issued to :
the Charlotte Improved Cotton Gin- s
ning Company of Charlotte, to clean ;
cotton ana cotton seed, press and I
bale lint cotton, do general cotton
ginning and handling business. Au
thorized capital stock, $10,000. In
itial capital to begin business on,
6,7060, divided into shares of 1 1 00
each. Incorporators and sharehold ers:
J. E. Wearn (47 shares), W.
H. Zimmerman (10), S. L. Smith
- At Raleigh on Friday the Sec
retary of State issued a charter to
the Dunn Mercantile Company, of
Dunn, Harnett county, to do a '
general wholesale and retail mer
cantile business; also "to engage in
brokerage business and . deal in live
stock and real estate. Authorized
capital 125,000, divided into' shares
of 150 each. Initial capital, 6n
which to begin business, 11,500. In
corporators and shareholders: H.
Hi. .Newberry (io shares), wv it;
Newberry (10), J. L. Southall (6),
M. w. southall (4). .v jl
On Friday. . at FayettevUle,
Capt. WrP. WemyssraelTlnrown
citizen of that city, was run into
by a freight train just above the
water tank, near whero the two
railroads form the apex of the Y,
and was badly, though it is thought
not seriously hurt. Capt. Wemyss
was coming to town by way of the
railroad track, and in getting, out
of the way of a freight train on the
main track going south. he stepped
on the old C. F. & Y. V. track and
was struck by an engine of a freight
train on that track, also going
Danbury Reporter: Mr. H. C.
Southern, of Keatman, was here
Saturday and told the Reporter a
wonderful tale about a terrapin,
Forty or fifty years ago Ben SUglar ,
cut his name on a terrapin's back
and turned it loose near the home
of Mr. Southern. About three years 1
ago the creature was found near the;
place where it was set at liberty,
and A. PrBaker and J. A. Southern
also took the occasion to inscribe
their initials on its back. And the
other day the terrapin was found
again within a few feet of the place
whero Messrs. Southern and Baker
turned it loose. All the names on
its back were easily read.
b A short while ago the revenue
Officers raided a moonshine plant inr
Ug UUlljIiUMb AJisjA b VF1 XUlUtlUi ViVU.lA-J
f.v f.Tift - fill Vvoin of vartArfaA Kv nna?
ty, the still being reported by one
of the citizens in that section. As
revenge the moonshiners destroyed p
4,000 hills of tobacco belonging to!
John Massey, who rented land fromf
John Hopkins, a portion of the crop?
being cut down with a moving blade!'
and the other pulled up by tho roots.!
The law violators also fired on hif
home. It has now developed, how
ever, that Hopkins was the one the;
moonshiners were after, and the to
bacco belonging to Massey was de
stroyed by mistake. Some arrests
will probably be made Jn a day or
A very sad accident occurred
at Beaufort on Friday morning at 11
o'clock. Hubert Pierce,' the idol
ized grandson of Mr. David Pierce,
nwTiAr nf tha Roanfftrt Frnlt Com.!
pany, was fatally injured by a run-
ning horse. Mis skull was broken:
from ear to ear and he was other-c.
wise injured. Hubert was holding;
the horse of Mr. Klchard Chadwick
and, boy like, became tired and tied,
tha halter to his waist. The horse'
became frightened and ran up the; 1
street, hurling him against a tree,? j
post. and fence. He was unoon-j!
scions when people reached him.: I
His brains were running out and he.
was terribly mangled. His mother,?
who was at Morehead City, was.
wired for, but only reached him In!
time to see him breathe his last.
oner laiy jaierprise: xae uuii t
tor of this paper met a commercial !
traveller a iew aays ago woo saia nq
met and made the acquaintance of a
gentleman in Salisbury who had at 'i
tended the late National Republican
convention in Chicago as a delegate
from one of the western counties of
this State. He said he had voted the
Republican ticket ever since he was,
old enough to vote. He had been i
great admirer of President Rooseveli
and wentito the convention with hie.
whole heart and mind set on doing
his part for his nomination, and de f
monstrating his love for the great
leader. He was near the platform In
the convention hall and saw the
young buck negro at the command
of the bosses lock his arm with e
beautiful white girl and parade th
platform, carrying the flag. His heai
became dizzy and staggering to hi
feet he made his way ont of the con
ventlon with a determination neve
to go Into another Republican conven
tion. The gentleman said he shoul
spend the remainder of his days do
'ing everything possible against tht
Republican party. . I
Raleigh News and Observer!
Aug. 13: An unknown negro man!
'was killed early yesterday mornlnc
by a Southern Railway train in th
deep curaear the state penueni
tiary. When tho . engineer oi
Southern Railway train JNo.
which arrives in Raleigh in the cat
morning hours, reached the deei
cut near the State penitentiary, hi
felt that there was something thl
matter with the locomotive and
stopped the train to investigate;
vvneu no peereu oeueam mu uu
cinA ha saw a horrible sicht a deai
man tangled in the machinery I xm
body -ivas wedged up under thj
boiler and had been evidently drag;
gei along the track for some die
mangled, one leg severed at the hll
ana neia io me ooay oy aureus v t
clothing, the skull and body crush!
art fn a nnln fio ramnanti . nf th' i.
man were finally disengaged ,f rorj i
the machinery, placed on the sldL J
of the track and covered with i I
strip of canvass. There the remain;,)
lay exposed for the greater part op
yesterday, while throngs of thH
curious Came and looked with mor ?
bid satisfaction. No one, however
could Identify tbo body and th
negro is supposed to have been on
of the waifs -of the road, eithe f.
I neating a riae or asieep oo mw mw,
a .. , i AI. A A i
When his death rusned upon mm