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WILMINGTON, N. C .,
b1. 00 A YEAR. IN ADVANCE.
eekjly . Star.
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1900.
wins this year, and the seats of several
of the others will be in serious danger.
"In Indiana only one Republican
(Benjamin Harrison) was elected to
the United States Senate between 1875
anu ovt, ami m uiat enure penoaoi r
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GETTING UP A SCARE-
Wo have heretofore quoted from
the utterances of leading Republi
cans extracts to show that they have
very grave doubts as to their ability
to elect their Presidential ticket next
Fall. They arenot only fearful of
that, but of their ability to elect
Congressmen enough to give them a
majority , in tho next Congressr
With the Presidency in danger, and
ami Congress in danger it is not sur
prising . that they should feel in
a somewhat uncomfortable frame of
The persistence shown by the
delegates in the. Philadelphia con
vention in nominating Roosevelt for
the. Vice Presidency in the face of
his repeated declarations that he
Jiil hot want the nomination and
would not accept it, declarations re
iterated after the delegates had as
sembled, and with apparent earnest
ness aud sincerity, was practically
an admission that the hope of the
ticket depended upon Roosevelt, and
therefore he was virtually compelled
to yield his wishes to theirs and per
mit them to utilize him to save Mc
iunley and the party.
P.ut now that they have Roose
velt they do not feel any easier than
they did before and realize that
"they may still be defeated, with, all
of Mr. McKinley's" alleged popular
ity and "statesmanship" and Roose
velt's cowboy hataud Rough Rider
prestige, which he has been work
ing so industriously. ' Now after the
huzzaing and the panoramic per
formance at Philadelphia they are
beginning the scare game to make
the Republicans hustle and draw
the gold men to the support of Mc
Kinley. The Washington corre
spondent of the New York Tribune
: sends, under date ofi June 30th, an
elaborate wail and a warning of the
dangers ahead, which summed up
means that the Democrats may not
only elect the ticket nominated at
Kansas City, but also capture the
. next Congress and make the Senate
so close by March, 1901, that it
may be controlled by the? casting
vote of the Vice President, thus
imperilling the gold Standard. The
letter leads off thus:
"'One of the most serious difficulties
of the impending campaign, so far as
the Republicans are concerned, is the
. almost universal belief that the har
mony question cannot be reopened,
except as a subject of academic debate,
lor me DCXl, lour years an
lv remarked Chairman Babcock, of the
Republican Congressional uommiuee,
who is about to open his fourth eam
paign in that- capacity. He keenly
realizes, aa well as do all other more
sagacious and experienced Republican
leaders, that a Bryan victory this year
would almost inevitably give the sil
ver men control of both branches of
Congress on March 4th, 1903, at the
latest, and might possibly produce that
result on March 4th, 1901. And a
Bryan victory may be won this year
unless a majority of the voters of the
nnnnln Pfln he disabused of the belief
that such a result would not endanger
ttle gold standard legislation of the
After calling attention ta the way
the Democrats in 1898 reduced the
Republican majority in Congress
elected in 189G, in consequence of
- the apathy and overconfidence of
, ' the gold men, ho enumerates the
States in which Senators are to be
elected, in the majority of which he
thinks the Democrats will be suc
cossful if Bryan is elected, making
' the Senate possibly stand next year
Hi for the gold standard to 44
jigainst, with the possibility of an
anti-goid Senator being chosen from
New Hampshire and Illinois, making
the Senate a tie, when the casting vote
of a silver Vice President wpuld de-
-cide if there should be a movement,
as there would be, for the repeal of
r ;he gold standard. But going to 1003.
He thus proceeds to show how rea
sonably certainly the Democrats are
to control the Senate in tfie 58th
Congress, which begins March 4th,
l:i0:5 : . ' . .
"That the election of Bryan to the
Presidency this year would result in a
silver majority in the Senate in the
LVIIIth Congress, which will come in
on March 4, 1903, seems to De reason
ably certain. Among the Republican
Senators whose terms will expire on
March 3, 1903, are the following: Per
kins, of California; Mason, of Illinois;
Fairbanks, of Indiana; Deboe, of Ken
tucky; Wellington, of Maryland;
Watt, of New York; Pritchard, of
North Carolina ;Hansbrough, of North
Dakota; Foraker, of Ohio, and Kyle,
m South Dakota. At least three of
these-Deboe, Wellington and Pritch
wd will be succeeded by silver Sena
tors, in all probability, in case Bryan
were held by Democrats for twentv
for twenty years with only one break
of two years' duration. It has been
only since inarch 4, 1899, that both
seats have been occupied by Republi
cans, since Joseph E. McDonald was
elected to succeed Daniel Pratt in 1875.
The election of Bryan to ' the Presi
dency in 1900 would indicate a proba
bility of the election of a Democrat to
succeed Senator Fairbanks in 1903.
"From 1869 to 1897, a period of twenty-eight
years, one of the Ohio seats
in the United States Senate was occu
pied by a Democrat, and from 1879 to
1881 both of them were so occupied.
It has been only since the beginning
of the present administration that
both have been occupied by Republi
cans since the reconstruction period.-
From 187S to 1899 the Democrats
held one of the New-Jersey seats in the
Senate, and for four years both of
them, were so held. For the first time
in a quarter of a century Republicans
now hold both of the Senatorships
from that State.
From 1891 to 1899 New York was re
presented in the Senate by two Demo
crats for four years, and by one Re
publican and one Democrat for the
rest of the period. If Bryan should be
elected President this year, and espe
cially if New York should contribute
electorial vote to that result, Senator
Plattt't successor in 1903 in all proba
bility would be a Democrat.
A careful survey of these facts and
probabilities will tend to convince al
most anybody that a Bryan victory
this"year would result in the repeal of
the Gold Standard law before end of
his Administration by the concurrent
action of Congress and the Executive,
and that the prevalent belief that-"the
Qnancial question is settled for four
years at least" is a fallacious one.
This is interesting reading coming
from such a stalwart Republican or
gan as tho Tribune, and while the
purpose is apparent it still presents
some interesting facts and figures to
Bhow that the silver question is by
no means a hopelessly dead issue. As
the desperate clinging to Roosevelt
was a virtual declaration that he was
the hope of the party, this -doleful
exhibit is a virtual confession thav
that the dependence of both McKin
ley and Roosevelt is upon the gold
men, if they would save them and
preserve the gold standard, which is
in imminent danger of being wiped
out. This is equivalent to telling
the gold standard people that if they
would prevent trouble and elect Mc
Kinlev. the? must hustle and also
NO WHITE MEN DISFRANCHISED
It has beenalleged by the op
ponents of the constitutional amend
ment in this State that the constitn-
CORPORATION ASSESSMENTS. PLANS OF THE FUSI0NISTS. - THE SALE OF A COUNTY. FESTIVITIES AT SEASHORE.
after which our' amendment is
modelled, disfranchises illiterate
white men. We have published sev
eral statements from prominent citi
zens of Louisiana contradicting this,
and showing that under the amend
ment in that State no white native
is disfranchised. Here is another
contradiction by a' former resident
of this State who for years has been
a resident of Louisiana. 'We clip
from the Chatham Record of last
week: V .
"In a speech made by this writer at
Merry Oaks on last Friday, we proved
by a credible witness that the Amend
ment in Louisiana had not disfran
chised anv illiterate native1 born white
voters but had given general satisfac
tion. , r
"The witness-who proved this is
MaiorW. H. Mears. who was born
and reared in this county (near Hay
wood) but has been living in Louisiana
for oyer thirty years, and is now visit
ing relatives in Chatham, tie is a
gentleman of much intelligence and
high character, and what he says may
be implicitly believed.
"Major Mears, in answer to ques
tions, stated to the audience that the
Louisiana amendment (which is simi
lar to our proposed amendment) had
not disfranchised a single, solitary.
illiterate white voter, but that all such
illiterates registered and voted just the
same as the most highly educated.
He also stated that everybody, both
white and black, were perfectly satis
fied with the amendment and nobody
Had ever made the slightest attempt to
"Now. this is not hearsay evidence
nor a 'Democratic lie,' but is the direct
and positive evidence of a creditable
witness, who testifies of his personal
knowledge that which he knows. If
the opponents of the amendment do
not believe this, "they would not be
convinced though one rose from the
There is not a single Southern
State in which qualified suffrage
prevails where the white man has
been disfranchised, nor one where
there has been any complaint made
by white men against the suffrage
laws. This is prima facie evidence
that the white men of those States
are satisfied with these laws.
THE HEGEO IN OREGON
"THE SAME OLD SERPENT."
The advocates of forcible expan
sion justify their land-grabbing with
the rot about "benevolent assimila
tion," "taking up the white man's
burden," ; carrying civilization,
Oregon ia a Republican State. At
the election a few weeks ago the Re
drop their checks into Mark Hanna's I publicans carried it by a majority of
hat. I about 10,000. At the same election
there was an Amendment submitted
to the voters to repeal the following
section in the State Constitution
"No free negro or mulatto not re
siding in this State at the time of the
adoption of this constitution shall
come, reside or be within this State, or
hold anv real estate, or make any con
tracts, or maintain any suits therein ;
and the Legislative Assembly shall
provide by penal laws for the removal
by public officers, of all such negroes
and mulattoes, and for their effectual
Axelusion from the State, and for the
punishment of persons who shall
bring into the State or employ or har
Dor them therein." , -
The amendment was defeated and
this section stands. It has not been
strictly enforced and has been prac
tically inoperative, but the voters,
altboup-h the KeDublicans were
Valuation of Properties of Railroad, Tele-
graph, Telephone and Other Com
panies In the State.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, June 30. Proper
ties of the Seaboard Air Line, the At
lantic Coast Line and the Southern
Railway Compan f are assessed at prac
tically the same, as for the year 1899;
the only difference being in - the value
of rolling stock and depot property.
The valuation of property of the At
lantic Coast Line Company was fixed
at $13,864,000, which is an increase of
$55,104. The property of the South
ern Railway was valued at $15,447,682;
an increase of $176,829 over the assess
ment last year. The property of the
Seaboard Air Line Company was
placed at $8,493,321, which is a de
crease of $348,298 as compared with the
valuation of last year. This decrease
is due to the decrease in value of roll
ing stock and depot property as given
in by this road. The assessed value of
miscellaneous roads is $4,418,837: an
increase of $120,000. 4
The value of the Western Union
Telegraph Company's property in this
State was fixed at $1,000,000, exactly
as in 1899. The property of the Pos
tal Telegraph Company was fixed at
$50,000. Miscellaneous telegraph com
panies were assessed at a valuation of
The Bell Telephoue Company was as
sessed at $22,224. The Interstate Tele
phone Company was' assessed at $ 9,
240. The miscellaneous telephone
companies, assessed $18,036, Making
the total assessment' for the telephone
companies of the State $49,000.
Other transportation companies of
the State were assessed as follows:
Steamboat companies $260,704 ; Pull
man, company, $150,833; reingeraior
companies, $260,000. "
The roads will be allowed a hearing
on Wednesday, July 18th.
New roads taxed this year for the
first time are as follows: Mt. Airy and
Eastern, five miles; Longdale, nine
miles; Carolina and Northern, nine
miles: Linville River road, twelve
miles, and the Eastern Carolina road,
eight miles. Their values are included
in miscellaneous roads.
The total valuation of railroad.
steamboat, telegraph and telephone
property in the State this year is $44,
007,426. Total last j ear, $43,771,692.
The Republicans and Populists Will Fight
Chiefly to Capture the Legislature..
Chairman Simmons Warning. ' .
! . Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh. N. C, June 28. Chair
man Simmons said to-day that it was
evident the Republicans and their
allies, the Populists, were making their
fight chiefly to capture the Legislature.
The most of their work is being done
in close counties, the senatorial dis
tricts of the west and the white coun
ties of the east. They are paying very
little attention to the strong Demo
cratic counties or' the black counties.
They don't hope to defeat the amend
ment at the polls, but they are using
the amendment to stir up as much pre
judice as they can and to mislead un
educated white voters, hoping thereby
to strengthen their legislative ticket.
Continuing, Mr. Simmons said he
had discovered a well laid plan on the
part of the f usionists to defeat the
amendment even though the ' people
may give it an overwhelming majority
at the polls. The plan, he said, is this:
"H they can capture the Legislature,
when that body comes to canvass the
yote for the amendment they will have
it arranged to throw out the entire
vote of county after, county, upon
some trumped-up dharge of fraud or
intimidation, until) it has thrown out
enough votes to overcome the majority
for the amendment, and then it will
declare that it has been defeated.
They will throw out the vote from
nearly every county in the Second and
Sixth districts that may give a majority
for the amendment, and if that is not
enough, they will continue to throw
out votes until they get enough." ,
Judge Purnell Signed an Important Order
and Decree Yesterday Morning A.
B. Andrews, Jr , Commissioner.
Third District Democrats at Fayetteville
Nominated Hon. C. R. Thomas for Re
RURAL DELIVERY ROUTES.
cbristianitv and Troeress to the be
nighted, teaching them the art of
self-government and how to be' free
And enjoy their freedom, and all
that sort of stuff, which doesn't fool
anybody, not even the benighted
wards that the expansionists would
take under their guiding - care and
shoot if they refuse to come in. In
Bpeaking of our acquisitions from
Spain, and especially of the Philip
pines the platform adopted at Phila- &bout w m in majority) re,
.J i l ; wAwk-icAa f-Hnm "tno larcrPHr. .... . -1
fused to amend it because iney
delphia promises them "the largest
measure of self-government con
sistent with their welfare and our
Of course this is mere platform
ot. The men who uttered it were
not giving a continental for the wel
fare of the people of the Philippines,
nor were they thinking about our
"duties." They were thinking only
of gain, of what might be made by
holding on to the Philippines. If
they thought there would be no
money in it they would drop those
islands as quick as a monkey would
drop a hot chestnut. In his joint
discussion with Stephen A. Douglas,
Abraham Lincoln anticipated this
sort of rot and disposed of it as follows:
"These arguments that are made,
that the inferior race are to be treated
with as much allowance as they are
capable of enjoying; that as much is
to be done for them as their condition
will allow what are these arguments?
They are the arguments that kings
have made for enslaving the people
in all ages of the world. You will find
that all the arguments in favor of
kingcraft were of this class; that they
always bestrode the necks of the peo
ple, not that they wanted to do it, but
because the people were better off for
being ridden." Turn it whatever way
you will, wnemer 11 cuiue imm i
mouth of a king, an excuse for en
slaving the people of the country, or
ha mnnth of men of one race
for enslaving the men of another, it
is all the same old serpent." ,
And yet these fellows profess
great admiration for. Lincoln, whom
they are in the habit of comparing
to George. Washington, .as one of
the men worthy of everlasting
honor. , But when it comes to liv
ing up to the teachings of these
men that interfere with landgrab
bing schemes and the money there
may be in it, they draw the line
there. ' .
thought it would be construed as
letting down the bars and inviting
negroes into that State where they
are not wanted.
We haven't seen any comment by
Republican papers in the North on
this action of the Oregon voters,
but if they had cast a Democratic
majority the probabilities are that
the organs would have had a good deal
to say about it, as they, have about
the efforts to restrict the negro vote
in the South in the interest of good
The Washington correspondent of
the Philadelphia 'Times declares
that Thither Secretaries Hay, Root
nor Long will daro assert that the ad
ministration war upon China is con
stitutional. But when was the con
stitution ever an obstacle to prevent
a Republican administration from
doing what it wanted to do?
A French paper publishes a report
from Vardo, on the Northern coast
of Finland, that Andre who in July,
1897, started for the North Pole
hflp.n rescued. His
friends have for some time given
him up as dead, and consequently
they are somewhat skeptical about
this "French story from Vardo.
Mr. Bellamy Has Practically Secured An
other for New Hanover County
j Other Routes ia District.
Hon. Jno. D. Bellamy yesterday re
ceived a letter from Special 'Agent W.
C. Latimer, of the Postoffice Depart
ment, stating that he had been ordered
by lbe authorities to report on his in
vestigation of the practicability of es
tablishing free rural mail delivery
routes at Gibson, Scotland county,
Monroe,- Union county, and Hunters
ville, Mecklenburg county. Mr. Bel
lamy has given his endorsement of
these applications and the routes will
likely be established leading from the
Mr. Bellamy has also endorsed a
recommendation by Mr. Latimer for
another route in New Hanover county,
which will without a doubt be
put into effect as soon as pos
sible. The new route in addition to
that mentioned a few days ago will be
from Wilmington to the National
cemetery, thence via Delgado mills to
the farms of "Messrs. Kiah Bonham
and W. A. Riach, to the second toll
house, thence along the Masonboro
turnpike by the farms of Messrs. Mc
Eachern, Montford, Sneed, Wagner
and Hewlett, thence along the Sound
road to Biddle's store in Federal
Point township to plantations of
Messrs. Keyes, Stein, Martindale, Bid-
die and back to the postoffice. Mr,
Bellamy is confident the route will be
established. He has been exceedingly
fortunate in securing a large number
of these free routes for his district and
the people are to be congratulated up
on receiving the service.
TOURNAMENT GRAND STAND.
Special Star Correspondence.
Fatetteville, N. C, June 28.
The Democratic Convention of the
Third Congressional District met in
the Court House here to-day at 12:30
o'clock. Capt. J. G. Kenan, of Dup
lin, was made chairman and Mr. J. I.
Hon. J. A. Bryan, of Newbern, was
called upon and made a strong speech.
He appealed to the white men to stand
by their race; showed the danger of
negro rule and paralleled the two
races, referring to what each has done
the white man everything ; the negro
nothing. He gave the political history
of the State and showed what the
county election law did for North Car
olina. His nicture of negro rule in
-Craven was graphic. He told of-how
white ladies were insulted ana assault
ed in his city under negro domina
C. C. Lvon. Esq., of Bladen, also
addressed the convention.
General Battle, of Newbern, piacea
in re-nominauon ior congress irum
the Third District Hon. Charles RM
Thomas, of Newbern, and upon
seconds of tlon. w. a. kjook ana x. a-
Murchison, both of Fayetteville, the
nomination was made by acclamation.
Capt. James D. McNeill, or uum-
berland, placed in nomination for
presidential elector Hon. H. L. Cook,
of Cumberland. F. A. Howard, Esq.,
of Sampson, nominated Hon. w.
Kerr, of Sampson. Mr. Kerr with-
drew his name ana seconaea me nomi
nation of Mr. Cook, asking that the
nomination be made by acclamation,
which was done.
Messrs. Thomas and uook eacn aa-
rirAKRfld the convention in ringing
speeches and at 3 o'clock P. M. the
TRAVEL TO CAROLINA BEACH.
Judge Purnell yesterday morning
signed a very important decree and
order in the United States Court, in
volving about; 150,000 acres of land in
and embracing practically all of his
torical old Dare county, in this State.
The case had been previously argued
at Raleigh, and it only remained for
the judge's order and signature, which
was made yesterday morning as fol
"East Coast Cedar Company vs Peo
ple's Bank of Buffalo, N. Y., Amer
ican Exchange Bank of Buffalo; W.
A. Ensign and Charles A. Ensign,
trading as W. A. Ensign & Son; M,
H. Brown, Bank of Commerce in
Buffalo, N. Y., by Henry H. Par
sons and John R. Hazell. receivers,,
and the Phoenix National Bank of
N. Y., defendants.
This cause coming on to be heard
and being heard on the depositions and
other proofs, after argument by coun
sel both for petitioners and defendants,
it is now considered, adjudged and de
(1) That the land describe! iu the
petition cannot be actually divided
without great expense and injury to
the tenants in common interested.
(2) That said land be sold at public
action at the. Court House door in
Manteo, Dare county, North Carolina,
after advertising for thirty days
in some newspaper published at
Raleigh, N. C, Norfolk, Va., Balti
more, Md., New York and Elizabeth
City, N. C, said land .may, if the com
missioner herein named decree the
same f easable, be divided into five lots,
by taking the natural and established
outer boundaries and plotting lines
from established paints on Alligator
river to the natural boundary on the
opposite boundary and estimating the
area of such lots. That after selling
or offering said land for sale in lots as
aforesaid, the commissioner shall offer
said land ass an entirety and report
both sales, as in lots and as an en
tirety. Parties bidding for said land
shall within ten days deposit in the
registry of this court, the Citizens' Na
tional Bank, ten per cent, of the bid
made for a lot or the whole of said
land land or a certified check for such
"That A. B. Andrews, Jr Esq., of
Kaleigh, N. C, be and he is hereby
appointed a commissioner to execute
this order and decree. This cause is
held for further order."
Week-End Dance Largely Attended Last
Night 306 Quests Registered Dur
ing the Past Week.
The week end dance at the Seashore
Hotel last night was participated in by
a large number of couples and it was a
signal success. Prof. Miller's orchestra,
as usual, discoursed many, choice se-
ections. Among the participants in
the dance were Misses Delia Clark,
Sarah Kenan, Mary Jennings Bellamy,
Annie B. DeRosset, Daisy Holt, Bur
lington; Nettie .Dockery and Sadie
Young, Charlotte; Annie Bowden,
Fannie Green, Sallie , McRee, Miss
Dockery, Memphis, Tenn. ; Miss Fur
man, Miss. ; Messrs. Chas. Brenizer
Charlotte; Geo. Peschau, Will Fenner
Chas. 8tearnes and Davis Wills, U. of
Va.; John Moore, James Stevenson,
Richard Bradley, Henry McMillan, E.
R. Foster, Clayton Giles, R. G. Ran
kin, Jr., E &. Battle. B. B. Jackson,.
Alex. Adrian, J. H. Bunting, Thomas"
Among the recent prominent ar
rivals were Miss Sadie Young, Chase
Brenizer, E. S. Reid, Charlotte; S. S.
Bachelor, B. H, Woodell, H. S. Leard,
Raleigh; Marion Cobb, Greensboro;
A. J. McBride, Jr., Atlanta; S. A.
Bjney, Florida, Miss D. L. Bryan,
Greensboro; J. C. Thomson, Fayette
ville ; C. Dudley DuBose, Elliott, S.
C, F. H. Smith, Baltimore; W. M.
Johnson, Mrs. iJohnson, Miss John
son, A. W. Reese and wife, Macon,
Ga; T. G. Cox,' Faimton, Mass: Dr.
J. II. Hill, Groldsboro; Miss Richard
son, Chesterville; Miss McDaniel,
Whiteville; Mrs. Ridley, Miss Ridley,
The menu at the hotel continues ex
cellent and the culinary facilities are
unsurpassed. About three hundred
guests have registered during the past
, Mr. Hinton has recently purchased
fifty new bathing suits, adding much
to the bathing faculties.
THE MINISTERS SAFE.
Record for June Has Been Very Gratify
log The Boat Trips Are Quite
There is a man in Ohio who is
making money in the skunk breed
ing industry. We mention this for
the benefit of some of the black
suDremacy supporters in this State,
who might find this a congenial oc-
cupation after they have been reureu
from politics. -
Col. McClure, of the Philadelphia
Times, talks like a man who would
see the McKinloy administration go
to smash before he would volunteer
for the war in China. - -
" The NeW York Herald has re
cently been publishing some capital
anti-imperial editorials. But the
trouble with the Herald is that
when it gets a good start on some
t.Wnirin which there is marrow it
suddenly switches off on some other
tack. , "'
The New York World tells of a
young man laid np in hospital with
a broken neck, but is siiu cneenui.
There are a good many men who
would not be cheerful if their necks
were' broken, but their neighbors
Mr. H. HHanna, of Indianapo-
iia Tnrt. navs me eom ibiuwi
will support McJimiey again as uiej
did in 1896. They nave a nguv
do thatbut they should throw off
the Democratic disguise and do w in
an honest way.
Contract Awarded Yesterday Oo Msaket
Street Plaza Other Notes.
The Firemen's Tournament execa
UVD CUIUUllliKS TT oiuvi. uv -
Trosterrlftv for erectin? a errand stand
along the plaza . on Market street,
where the contests will take place to
Mr. F. A. Applegate. All the lum
ber for the stand has been engaged and
some of it is already on the ground.
The stand will extend from Seventh
street to Eighth and will seat about
I 200neonle. The work will be com
pleted by to day week. A7 letter was
received yesterday from Winston's
hook and ladder team saying they
would he here.' Asheville hook and
ladder team and Henderson's hose
wagon team have arranged to come,
There is ho better index to the popa-;
larity of a seaside resort than tne
record of the transportation company
leading thither and if this be accepted
wtihout question Carolina Beach this
seasonis growing in faver with pecsple.
Capt J. W. Harper, the popular mas
ter of the steamer Wilmington, the
"State's pride," tells the Star that for
the month of June this year, he has
handled 1,200 more passengers to Car
olina Beach than during the corres
ponding period last year.
This, in face of the terrible storm
that devastated Wilmington's beaches
last season, proves conclusively that
our resorts are still in popular favar
and that the people have an abiding
confidence in the city and her seashore.
Weather Bureau Service.
Mr. C. Grant Bigham, the new assis
tant weather observer at the Wilm
ington station, arrived from his home
at Fairview, Pennsylvania, yesterday
morning, but he decided after reaching
here not t enter the Weather Bureau
service at all and returned last even
ing. Mr. F. G. Tingeley, the present
very clever assistant observer, will
remain here indefinitely. -He was
originally ordered to Jacksonville,
Fla., a decided promotion, but the re-
f usal of Mr. Bingham to sign the en
trance papers upset his plans and he
will remain until another man is de
tailed here to relieve him. Mr.
Tingeley had been assigned to the posi
tion at Jacksonville in place of the
present incumbent who was detailed
to establish a new station at Scran
Moses G. Hargrove and wife filed
two deeds at the court house yester
day, transferring the following prop
erty to Mrs. Elizabeth Vollers: Tract
30x150 feet on Meadow street, near the
corner of Ninth; consideration, $650;
and another, 35x100 feet, on Eighth
street between Market and Princess;
Board of Health Meeting.
At a meeting of the Board of Health
held yesterday, Dr. Charles T. Harper,
Superintendent of Health, reported 44
deaths from all causes, 26 whites, 18
colored; 15 births, 8 whites and 7
colored. Sixteen permits were issued
to remove earth and 26 rooms were
Assurances Received in Washington from
Four Separate Sources Still No
War With China.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star,
j Washington, June 30. For the
first time since the break of cOBmu
nications with. Pekin, news came to
day of the foreign ministers there,
which the officials accept as accurate.
Assurances coming from four sepa
rate sourcesjathat the ministers-were
safe, bodily at least, up to five days
ago, seem to remove all doubt on that
point, while the agreement of the dis
patches of Admiral Kempff , of U. S.
Consul Ragsdale at Tien Tain, and
Minister Wu's advices, to the effect
that the ministers are still in Pekin,
would seem to afford a solid basis for
the acceptance of that statement
The news of the day, important
though it is, has not changed the pol
icy of the government towards China.
There is nothing to show that the im
perial government is responsible to a
degree warranting the declaration of a
state of war. Therefore, the plan is to
push forward in the effort to bring
away the foreign ministers, doing this
side by side with the other powers, and
leaving all other questions for future
determination. If the Chinese govern
ment ordered the attacks on our forces,
then they have declared war, and if
that fact shall be established, the
government may act accordingly. On
the other hand, if the Chinese govern
ment was not directly a party to the
uprising, then it has demonstrated its
incapacity and must reckon with the
United States government hereafter
for the heavy injuries inflicted upon
its citizens and its interests. Mean
while, as our commanders in China
appear to be following a proper course,
they will be left unhampered by fur
ther instructions at this juncture, and
will not even be reinforced, unless they
require it. . "
The above were the conclusions
reached at a cabinet council today.
There is still no war with China.
It may be noted that Admiral
Kempff 's prudent course, as set out in
the news dispatches, , and in the ab
sence of official statements, meets the
unqualified approval" of the administration.
HOMICIDES IN FLORIDA.
Wake Forest College.
A special to the Stab last night,
from Raleigh, says that the trustees of
Wake Forest College yesterday elected
S. P. Mordecai, of the law firm- of
Battle & Mordecai, assistant professor
of law in the college. f
SEABOARD AIR LINE.
Cowardly Murder Near Laurel Hill Dr.
W. S. Airith Shot by E. M. Davis
at Live Oak.
Very Large Cargo.
The schooner Bayard Burns, 954
tons, Capt. Mehaffey, which ciearea
yesterday, isloaded with the largest
cargo of cross ties ever carried from
this port. She carries the equivalent
of 78 train car loads and is bound for
New York. The vessel and cargo are
by Messrs. George Harriss, Son 6x Co.
The current number of the
Boston Boot and Shoe Recorder con
tains an excellent cut of Mr. Alex.
hS. Holden. Mr. .Holden contrib
uted an article in competition ior
a prize on the subject s "My Experience
as Shoe Clerk."
Mr. R. E. Pipkin, the well known
excursion manager of Goldsboro, was
here yesterday and perfected arrange
ments for his annual excursion from
Wilmington to Norfolk, Washington
and Baltimore, which is always liber
ally patronized by Wilmington people.
The entire train will be for white peo
ple only and the date is Tuesday, July
24th, with train leaving the Front
street station at 8 :30 o'clock in the
morning. The fare from Wilmington
and ail points south of Goldsboro to
Norfolk is $3.00 for the round trip and
to Washington or Baltimore $6.00.
Mr. Pipkin secured the services while
hereof Mr. C. W. Polvogt as Wil
mington manager and inquiry for par-,
ticulars may be made to him.
The following data covering a period
of twenty-nine years, have been com
piled from the Weather 1 Bureau re
cords at the Wilmington station, viz:
I Mean or normal temperature, 80 de
grees. The warmest month was that
of 1872 with an average of 84 degrees.
The coldest month was that of 1888
with an average of 76 degrees. The
highest temperature was 103 degrees
on the 12th, 1879; the lowest was 58
degrees on the 11th, 1890.
Anoointment of Officials Announced In
Effect July 1st
By Telegraph to the Moiumk Star.
Nobfolk, Va., June30Important
appointments of Seaboard Air Line
officials, effective July first, were an
nounced to-night as follows: J. H.
Burroughs, auditor freight receipts;
Thomas H. Wright, auditor passenger
receipts; J. A. Walton, statistician; T
W. Roby, comptroller; John H. Sharp,
treasurer; J. M. Sherwood, secretary
and assistant treasurer; R. L. Nutt,
cashier: W. T. Tucker, paymaster;
V. E. McBee, general superintendent;
W. T. Reed, mechanical superinten
dent; G. P. Johnson, superintendent
nf transTiortation: H. W. o. ttiover,
freight traffic manager; C. R. Capps,
general freight agent ;0. B. Bidwell,
Jr., freight claim agent; L. S. Allen,
general passenger agent; O.D.Bali,
Jr., general purchasing agent. All
have headquarters at Portsmouth, va.
R. S. Cheatham, assistant general
freight agent, Atlanta, Ga. ; W. H.
Pleasants, assistant general freight
agent, Jacksonville, Fla.; A. Pope,
aaeiefnnt owiarAl freight acent. Savan-
nab, Ga. Messrs. Cheatham, Pleas
ants and lope win report 10 wio gen
eral freight agent.
The weekly bank statement shows
the following changes: Surplus re
serve, increase $1,332,525; loans, de
crease $1,557,300; specie, increase
$456,400; legal tenders, increase
iqs ftnn- demosits. decrease $2,733,-
300i circulation, increase $91,500.
The banks now hold $16,859,376 in
excess of the requirements of the 25
per cent. rule.
Robert N. Oakes, suspected of com
plicity in the Goebel assassination,
was arrested at Big Stone Gap, Va.
By Teleeraph to the Morning star,
Laurel Hill, Fla., June 30. For
some time a feud has existed between
Warren Martin and Walter Reeder.
They met yesterday at a cross-roads
store and after a quarrel soon decided
to fight it out with pistols. Martin
asked for time to load his gun, and
when Reeder lowered his pistol with
which he had covered Martin, the lat
ter at once shot Reeder dead and made
good his escape to the woods.
Live Oak, Fla., June 30. Probably
crazed by drink, E. M. Davis shot Dr.
W. S, Airith last night in this city.
Two shots took effect in the victim's
body. The shooting caused intense
excitement, owing to the prominence
of the parties. Davis was promptly
arrested. An examinatien of the vic
tim's wounds showed that the only
hon for him was an operation and a
snecial train was chartered
Airith was taken to
Roxboro Courier: The peach
crop in this section is said to be the
largest for several years. Much of
this fruit will be canned.
j Lexington 'Dispatch: Reports
come from several sections of theState
to the effect that the continuous rains
did much damage; to wheat which had
been harvested but which was stand-,
ing in the fields in shocks. Much has
been examed and was found .to be
1 Durham Herald: Perhaps the
largest single shipment of Loisery;
ever made from this state was made
by the Durham Hoisery mills.- The
shipment consisted of three solid car
loads for one western firm. The cars -were
decorated in great shape, haying
streamers on both sides . painted in
red and blue letters. -
! Whiteville News: John Creech,
a highly respected citizen of Welch's
Creek township, died at his home a
few days ago at the advanced age of
80 years. Dr, J. F. Harrell raised
about ten bushels j of wheat on a half
acre lot just back Of his dwelling. The
sample shown us; was certainly fine.
It averaged in height all over the field
about four feet, j
! Tarboro Southerner. Yesterday
the body of a white woman, Mrs. Co
ley, was found in 8wift creek, just be
low the Atlantic Coast Line trestle, be
tween Battleboro and Whitakers. Dr.
S. N Harrell. thejeoroner, is up there
now holdincr an inauest. Whether
there was foul play or "how - the death
occurred could -not 00 a leamea inw ,
morning over the telephone,
! Washington! Progress? Taken
as a whole we think that 1 crops were
never better this season of the year in
the eastern sectioii of the State.
The report of the 1 14 colored people
drown near Maikely ville recently
which appeared in this paper was a
mistake, so we ate informed. They
were thought to be lost, but later re
turned. - J. . -
! Rocky Mouktu Motor: Mr. T
M. Arrineton. our candidate for the
Senate has just returned from a trip .
through Nash county and reports the
political outlook very good. He says
the white men in Nash are nearly all
few the Amendment and he thinks the
few that now undecided will be for it
when they hear it properly explained
and understand that the whole object
is to prevent iliterate negroes from
Monroe inquirer: Henry
Horn, a sixteen yar old colored boyj
of Marshville township, shot a negro
girl in the mouth last Sunday with a'
pistol. Six teeth I were knocked out '
and the jaw bone was broken. The
bov claims that the shooting was acci
dental. Charles Cadieu, who was
sentenced to eighteen months on the
chain gang for larceny in September,
1899, was pardoned by Governor Rus
sell last Saturday.! after serving nine
months and nine days of his sentence.
i Greenville Reflector: Mr. Jos.
McLawhorn, Constable for Content
nea township, brdught Sam Cobb,, a
negro, from Ayden this morning and
put him in jail fort breaking into three
houses Tuesday jand stealing some
clothing and otheir things. Cobb, in
company with anotner negro, roDDea
the houses, but the other negro es
caped. Cobb was caught the night af
ter the robbery anid given a hearing .
before a Magistrate and bound over to
court and in default of a thousand dol
lar bond was broulght here this morn
ing and put in jai). "
: Nashville Grsaphic : Many of
the negroes who - participated in the
Republican convention Monday are
hot with their constituents for endors
ing Mears for the Senate, after his say
inr in his sneech iin the convention "if
I knew the Amendment would not
disfranchise the illiterate white man,
I would support the measure.'' Some
of the negroes cotnfronted him with
statement and he j denied using such
language. A score of good men will
testify that Mears did say it. No,
Mears will not support the Amend
ment He is on the anxious seat for
pie, and willsacrifl.ee principle, or any
thing else to gratify that ambition,
Wilson Times: Last week, at
Mr. J. B. Farmer's, a lady living with
him as cook. Miss jElla Driver, of Nash
county suddenly lost her mind, and
for three days was; insane. So violent
was she for three hights Mr. Farmer
slept but little. The sufferer would
foam at the mouth, Attempt to bite
herself and others; and would scream'
and cry. In a few days she recovered l
and was sent home to Nashville. Last -Wednesday,
at the speaking at White
Oak Springs, Mr. Farmer was told that
Miss Driver had been bitten by a mad
dog several months ago, and so now
he fears that sne musi nave nau Hy
drophobia, and that there will soon be
a recurrence of the attack.
Greenville Reflector: Mr. Frank
Carr, of Greene cdunty, was here to
day and told us of a shooting that
occurred at Snow Hill Saturday night.
Mr. Scott foreman on the Snow Hill
Standard, was going from Snow Hill
out to the Standard omee beyond the
city limits of the town Saturady night
when some one fired k him in the .
dark. Mr. Scott (returned the shot,
firing three times! in the direction he
supposed his assailant to be. After
wards he thought it might be some of
the boys of the tofn playing a joke on
Vi!m and he returned , to Snow Hill,
but no one knew anything of it He
discovered a hole In his coat made by
th6 bullet fired at him. No motive can
be assigned for the assault except ex
cept Mr Scott is Registrar for Snow
mil township and some one might
want to get him out of the of the way.
: Tarboro Southerner: Mrsi Mar
garet Coley, who lived in Battlelxro,
last Sunday morning left that place to
visit her sister, Mrs. Nunnery, who
lives on the Whitakers side of Swift
creek. This was the last seen of her
till three days after, Wednesday when
her body was found in the creek about
inrontT -cards below the railroad. Yes-
- r 1 1 m,
Atlanta, it is
terday Dr. S. N. Harrell, theoroner,
held an inquest JThe jury returned
as their verdict tht she came to her
death by murderojus blows inflcited by
person or persons Unknown to the jury.
There is not evidence to justify this
conclusion. It Iwas shown that she .
generally carried money about with
her, andthis probably led to the belief
that there had been foul play. ... There
was a wound across her forehead, and i
h iiiiw no Hmiht linked this with her '
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UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE.
feared, however, that his injuries are I carrying money. Mrs. "
mortal. - years old, and it isnot .imible ttat
in crossing the raiiroaa hmub u
and struek her head. When found
the body was in a ' very advanced state
of decomposition so much so, that a
thorough examination was out of the
question. Buzzards had also mutilat
ed it, which of course, hastened de
cay. Mrs. Coley was not possessed of
much of this world's goods. The mon-
"ey which she is believed to have car-
ritui atvuit witn ner. waa never over
Pennsylvania Won the Four Mile Contest.
L Wisconsin the Freshman Race.
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
POUGHKEEPSDI, N. Y., June 30.
One of the most magnificent races in
the history of college aquatics for
years was the 'Varsity race rowed on
the Hudson course this afternoon.
Following, it was an' equally exciting
fwrumiiA hrush amoncr the freshmen
crews, and then it was so dark that the
four-oared had to be postponed until
Mnndav. Here is the record ;
University race, distance four miles.
Contestants, Pennsylvania, Wiscon
sin, Cornell, Columbia and George
town. Pennsylvania ' won. Time,
19:54 3 5. In this event there was
never at any time open water between
the crews that finished first and second.
Freshmen race, distance two miles.
Contestants Pennsylvania, Wisconsin,
Columbia and Cornell.
! The organization of the million dol
lar South Floridsi Planting and Sugar
T?oflninrr rwnnaTT-c in comDietea. The
corporation is being financiered by the
nn;.irwvr Trust Comnany. New
York, and already half a million dol
lars in bonds have been sold.
1 The Florida delegation to the Na
tional Democratic Convention left
Jacksonville for Kansas City last
night It is understood that the dele -
gation will lavon Jiiu or uarwr ar
nson for second place, with the prefer7
I ence of the majority towards Hill.