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PUTTING THE DEVIL INTO
Since the present campaign open
ed the Jtadical stumpers and their
Populist associates have done much
by their incendiary speeches to make
he negroes insolent and aggressive,
numerous but in some where they
are not. We have published several
instances where' they without provo
cation have attacked white men,
one some time ago in Pitt county
where they assaulted a tax lister be
cause he refused to list a negro un
der age, and later another in the
sumo uouuty wnere several 01 tnem
lay in wait for a registrar, who es
caped attack only because some
white men were watching the negroes
and got close enough to the regis
trar to protect him.
Xot long ago a citizen of David
son county driving on the highway
was assaulted by a crowd of rowdy
negroes who abused and cursed him,
threatened to kill, him and might
have done so if he had resented their
abuse. A few days ago a gang at-
tnnlrafl o wVii a man An a t-vri Vvl T vn A
in Wilson county, dragged him 'from
hi wagon, searched his pockets an'd
took from him the little money they
found in his pockets. ;
The latest comes from Shelby,
Cleveland county, thus reported in
a dispatch: !
"Mr Anderson Howell, a white man,,
a .is held up by three negroes near
Shelby Tuesday. The negroes saw that
ho had on a white supremacy button
and one of them said: 'Look at-that
Q d n poor white scoundrel with
that button on. He ain't as good as a
negro. We are a good mind to kill
you and throw you in the creek.' A
white man drove up about that time
and the negroes fled.
This man's offence was that ho
was a white man and wore a white
Supremacy button, which excited
,the rage of these three cowardly ne
groes, whored n the approach of
another white, men.
Had not this ither white man ap
peared, and had this whiter man as
sailed, resetted the attack, the
probabilitiesire that theso three
negroes would have carried out
their threat, killed him and thrown
him. into the creek. It was three
against one,1 and they knew they
haefchim in their power.
ll&re is another instance of a
somewhat similar character, al
though really more outrageous, an
occurrence in Surry county, told
by an Elkin correspondent of the
iu linn sectiua ui me oiaio iur iuo
past few months it has been a mat
ter of comment that negroes have be
come quite insolent and the cause of
this change is to found in the fact that
they are being backed up by certain
fellows who want office and to get it
do not care what means , are used.
jrrooi positive mat some rene&raae
white men have been putting the devil
into the negroes is shown by a recent
occurence near Elkin. One day last
week a crowd of negroes tanked up
with mean whiskey, went to the house
. i i a-ui - u:i
named Lyons, who lives near Bustc,
Surry county, and demanded that he
4m11 4LAwt lvwa It A iham waivim 4a wnrQ AVI
the amendment. When told that he
exDected to vote for the amendment
the negroes got very mad, commenced
to curse and abuse the old . man ana
kent it ud for some time. They finally
left, jsaying he had best be careful how
ne voiea against mem, as iney lnienu
eu to get even with every white man
who voted to disfranchise them.
This is the result of white men advis
iner neeroes to protect their rights at
all hazards and if the white men . of
the State allow the amendment to be
- defeated North Carolina will witness
many scenes more shamful than this
Ilere we have this outrageous in-
. soience going on in dinerent sec
tions of the State, where the ne
groes are numerous and where they
are few, but they are all character-
ied by audacity and inspired by the
common hatred of the white man
who does not agree with and affiliate
with them. r
This wasn't the, case until quite
recently. There were bad ne
jroe8 of course, as there always will
bo, but a white man could travel on
the highways alone and feel pretty
secure from assault. It was not
considered safe for a lone, unprotec
ted white woman to do that, but
white men were seldom maltreated. It
isn't so now. Why this change?. Why
is it that negroes seem to lay in wait
on the highways to assault and in
sult white men, when they feel safe
ia doing so ? It is nothing more nor
less than the result of the incendiary
harangues they have been listening to
from the political bushwhackers who '
have been going among them and, i
as the correspondent of the Observer j
says, filling them with the devil.
They are easily stirred up now, more
easily than heretofore because they
are told that the constitutional
amendment is intended to put
the shackles on them and that it is
simply the preliminary to offensive
legislation which is to follow. They
believe that and consequently they
are in just that state of mind to
be put up to any kind of devilment,
an illustration of which 'we have in
the assaults herein referred to, and
in the alacrity they show in swear
ing against registrars to have them
"With such exhibitions of lawless
lessnessV insolence and hatred of
white men who differ from them
now, what may be expected if the
constitutional amendment fails and
the incendiary, villains who have
been urging them on get control of
the State? The insolence they ex
hibit now wouldn't be a circum
stance to- what they would exhibit
then for they could construe the de
feat of the amendment as a license
to insolence and encouragement to
walk over and abuse any defenceless
white person who happened to be in
their way. - They wouldn't wait for
them to happen in their way but
would go .out and hunt and lay 'for
them. A man going out upon the
highway would have to equip him
self with an arsenal to feel secure
against insult and assault, and in
the towns they would claim - a mo
nopoly of the sidewalks and crowd
White ladies and children off, as they
have done heretofore, when they
thought that could be done with im
punity. An ounce of preventive is worth a
pound of cure, and the way to pro-
vent that is to ratify the constitu
tional amendment and let the ne
groes see that the white people are
going to rule North Carolina and
that negroes must behave themselves
or get out of it. ,
BEARING ITS FRUIT. -
As a result of the incendiary
harangues of some of the anti
amendment stumpers in this State
we have had assaults upon registrars
for refusing to register negroes who
had no right to register, upon white
men travelling upon the highway
for wearing white supremacy but
tons, upon men at public meetings
simply because they were Democrats.
We have heard threats by negroes
that they would apply the torch" to
houses of Democrats, and murder
women and children. Little atten
tion was paid to their threats be
cause they were taken for the mere
vaporing of senseless negroes, but
they were not all idle threats for in
one case at least the torch' has been
actually applied and a white family
narrowly escaped death. The devel
ish story is thud briefly told in a
press J dispatch from Troy, Mont
gomery county. ,
"Troy. N. C. July 20. A Radical
went to the house of a red shirt Demo
crat and burned it at 1 o'clock last
night Before applying the torch he
poured a large quantity of kerosene
on the building. Nine inmates of the
house barely escaped with their lives,
through the flames, in their night
clothes. Every-vestige of furniture
and clothing was destroyed."
There is nothing in this to indi
cate whether this midnight incendi
ary was a negro or a white-skinned
man. This is the county where a
white registrar was forced under
guns presented by a squad of white-
skinned men and negroes to put their
m m . 11
names on. his dook, ana anotner
registrar was threatened anony
mously with being sent to a worse
place than the penitentiary if he re
fused to register men who applied.
It may have been a white-skinned
man who applied the torch that
burned this man's house and came
near burning to death his -family
But what an object lesson of. the
devilish spirit that inspires the ig
norant following of the incendiaries
who from the stump are inflaming
their passions and inciting them to
Isn't it time that these men and
this following ,be eliminated from
politics, and deprived of the oppor
tunity to do mischief ?
In his speech accepting the nomi
nation Mr. McKinley, speaking of
the Philippines said, they "recog-
nize American sovereignty as me
symbol and pledge of peace, justice,
law," &c, but he failed to say in
that connection why, if they recog
nized all this, it is necessary to
keep an army of 65,000 men there,
why Geh. MacArthnr says he can't
spare any for China, and why it is
necessary to keep shooting the Fili
Jerry Simpson, of Kansas, is one
of the Populist patriots who made it
pay. It is said that he didn't have
a dollar when elected to Congress,
that he had to borrow money to, pay
for a ticket to Washington but that
he saved his money after he got
there, invested it in -land and cattle
and is now worth $40,000. Thrifty
Jerry. There is something more
than month in him.
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MORE BECEUITS FOE THE '
We have heretofore published
lists of Republicans and Populists
who are supporting the Constitu
tional Amendment, and also letters
from some of them giving their rea-'
sons for so doing. There is scarcely
a day that does not add to the num
ber. The following are among the
latest. .The first is from the Clark
ton Express :
"Editor Express : I have studied
the Amendment very carefully,' and
with a mind unblinded by prejudice
and unbiased by argument. I have
heard it discussed pro and con . and I
am now ready to endorse it as it now 4
stands revised, and say, "Sink or swim,
live or die, survive or perish, I give
my heart and hand to this vote." I
write this because in my hesitation to
endorse it, and because as it stood be
fore it was revisedI really was op
posed to certain features of it I have
been known as Mn oppose r of the
Amendment. - , . .
- "JAS. A. GOODES?'
; The following is from the Salis
"Mr. John Goodman, of Locke
township, who has been a life-long
Republican, has renounced the Re
publican party and expressed his de
termination to affiliate in the future
with the Democrats.
"Mr. Goodman was present last
Saturday night at a meeting of the
White Supremacy Club at Kepley's
school house, and at the conclusion
of Prof. Smoot's speech was called
on. Mr. Goodman arose and briefly
stated his past and present position
with reference to the parties, and said
that in the future he would be found
fighting with the white men of
"Mr. Goodman is enthusiastic for
There is rarely a meeting ad
dressed by Democratic speakers that
Republicans or Populists do not de
clare their purpose to support the
Amendment, especially in the Cen
tral and Western portions of the
State, where white Republicans and
Populists are more numerous than
in the Eastern section. Thousands
of both will vote for the Amend
ment, and many of them for the
Democratic State ticket and candi
dates for the Legislature, too.
In an article a few days ago on
the part the Revenue officers were
taking in trying to intimidate regis
trars, we referred to the fact that in
many counties in the central and
western parts of the State they ex
ercised a sort of despotic power and
wielded it in the- interest of the
party to which they are indebted for
the offices , they hold. The follow
ing, which we clip from the Raleigh
News and Observer, corroborates
this and shows the methods some of
them are resorting to to force men
to vote against the constitutional
"Chairman Simmons yesterdaye-
ceived a letter front a leading J-emo
crat of Wilkes which shows how Fed
eral officeholders are using their office
to help on neerro rule. We make this
extract from the letter:
" 'I read with pleasure your letter
to Mr McKinley. -We are to-day feel
in? the effects of Federal interference.
I will eive vou an instance. I learned
that H. M. Parlier. who operates a
government distillery, was opposed to
the Amendment Parlier has always
voted the Democratic ticket I saw
him in Wilkesboro last week and
asked him if it were true that he was
opposed to the Amendment He
said: "No: I am in favor of
it but must vote against it' He said
that he had been notified that he
would be watched on election day.
If he voted for the amendment that a
storekeeper and gauger would be sent
on him. who would run him out in
four days; but that if he voted against
the amendment' everv favor possible
would be "shown him. Parlier said
that if he was forced out now at this
season of the year with the large lot
of hogs he had on hand that it would
ruin him. and under the circum
stances he must vote against the
amendment This was said to Mr.
W. W. Barber in the presence of
James M. Wellborn."
The fact is the internal revenue
service in this State is a political
machine, which is worked in every
campaign for the Republican party,
and it was never more thoroughly
or infamously worked than now.
There are hundreds of men acting
with the Republican party in this
State who were driven into it by
these revenue officers.
A Very Large Majority for the Amend
nent Shown by Registration.
Special Star Telegram.
Maxton, N. C, July 21.Eight
townahios in Robeson county Max-
ton. Alfordsville, Lumber Bridge,
Lumberton, Red Springs, Burt Swamp,
Smith's and Thompson's show a.reg
iatArfld maioritv f 1.725 for the-
Amendment This is a gain oyer the
trntA for Humnhrev. Democrat, for
Superior Court clerkin 1898, of 1,376.
The ten townships not heard from
ought to make Robeson's majority
from 2,000 up. The majority
was 667 in the county.
will be about 250.
Maxton is shipping melons at the
rate of twenty oars per day.
Died At KenaosvlIIe.
A correspondent of the Stab writing
last week from Magnolia says: "Mrs.
Elizabeth Farrior, . relict of the late
John Farrior. passed peacefully away
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Isaac
Kelley at Kenansville, N. C, on July
19th, aged 90 years. She was the
mother of Henry Farrior, Esq., of
Kenansville and S. D. Farrior, Esq.,
of Wilmington. She was universally
beloved for her kind and amiaoie
Six Thousand People at the Great
Democratic Rally at Lum
AYCOCK AND GLENN SPOKE.
The Procession- A Thousand Red Shirts
in the Parade (heat Barbecue
Beantlfol Girls Fine Music
Special Star Telegram.
Lumbeeton, C, July 'Jd. This
has been great day for Democracy in
this section. The crowd present at
the Democratic rally was conserva
tively estimated at six thousand ; both
Glenn and Aycock said it was the
largest crowd they had spoken to dur
ing the campaign and those who have
recently attended great gatherings in
the State pronounce the one to day
the most enthusiastic, and best organ
ized assemblage of Democrats they
have seen. Chairman Geo. B. McLeod
and Col. N. A. McLean, assisted by
other party leaders, have made a great
fight and confidently expect t wenty
five hundred majority for the amend
The Procession. .
A grand pageantry,- indeed, was the
beautiful and orderly parade, pro
nounced by all who saw it the finest
ever seen in this section of the State.
The procession was headed by a phae
ton, white as snow, drawn by the
nicest horses in town, with harness to
match the vehicle, which was driven
by Miss Annie French,- daughter of
Col. W. F. French, one of North Car
olina's fairest girls, who was attired
in white and wore a crown of white.
There were a number of other vehicles
which carried young ladies, all of
whom were beautifully attired in
Following this procession was a
large company of mounted Red Shirts
the number being estimated at ore
thousand who were commanded by
that gallant leader of men. Col. N. A.
Aycock and Glenn both made pow
erful speeches. Glenn spoke for two
and a half hours and
Preached The Whole Gospel.
He covered the entire ground and ed
ified the flock and brought sinners to
repentance. . Aycock followed, for on -ly
fifty minutes, in one of his-happiest
efforts. The people went wild as they
listened to their-peerless leader ;lie. was
at his best and no doubt did much
good. He concluded his speech by
saying that it was not necessary to
speak long here ; said he wanted to
wait till he found more sinners.
A great barbecue, fine music, and
hundreds of beautiful girls were among:
the other attractions. .Cannons were
fired all along during the morning, and
at intervals through the entire day the
air resounded with the reports of rap
id fire guns.
W. F. Gibson, of Gibson, the first
organizer of Red Shirts in North Car
olina, was here from Scotland county
and says that county will give 1,000
majority for the Amendment, out of
1,100 white voters. Walter H. Neal,
Scotland's peerless leader, was here and
helped to warm the occasion with his
SENT TO CASTLE HAYNES.
Connty Convicts Have Been Potto Work
in Phosphate Mines There.
Thirty-three county convicts have
been taken up to Castle Haynes to be
used in mining phosphate rock by the
Hanover Land and Improvement Com
pany, an equitable agreement having
been reached between' Chairman Mc-
Eachern, of the Board of County Com
missioners, and Mr. C. C. Chadbourn,
general manager of the mines there,
by which the Improvement Company
will get the phosphate rock and the
county all that is adapted to road work.
The agreement is believed to be a very
advantageous one for the county.
Mr. W. H. Shearin has been en
gaged by the county to superintend
the work at the mines. Active work
will be begun Saturday or Monday.
Mr. Brown Roughly Treated.
Correspondence Charlotte Observer:
"Mr. J. A. Brown, Democratic candi
date for the State Senate from Robe
son and Columbus, lives at Uhad-
bourn, in the latter county. vi.
Lewis is a sore-headed politician who
left the Democratic party in las be
cause he was defeated for the nomina
tion for solicitor for this district by U.
F. McNeill. .He joined the fusionists
and is now a candidate for . the Senate
against Mr. Brown. A few days ago
Lewis invited Brown to his office to
arrange for a joint debate. Brown
went and was cruelly beaten Dy a 101
of thugs who had gathered in Lewis'
room seemingly for that purpose, xne
word has gone out and before the
election trouble will come."
District Conference Elect Delegate?. ,
The Wilmington District Confer e ice
which convened last week in Bethle
hem church, Bladen county, was a
success in every way and was largely
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f attenaea. xne ioiiowing aeiegaujs
were elected to tne Annual uonierence
of the Methodist Church which will
convene in Newborn in December:
Messrs. A. McA. Council, Bladen", A.
J. Johnson, Magnolia; W. B. Cooper,"
Wilmington and David Ward.
Elected to Texas Parish.
Rev. M. -'A. Barber, rector of St,
Paul's EDisconal Church, has received
notice "of his unanimous election to
the rectorship of St Mark's parish,
San Marcos, Texas. Rev. Mr. Barber
has neither accepted nor declined the
nlAfttinri aa vet and the numerous
friends of himself and family here
hope that he may see his way clear to
t PROMINENT LAGRANGE
It Is Claimed They Are Proprietors)! Al
leged Fraudulent Concern Doing Busi
ness Through Wilmington.
The local postofflce authorities Fri
day received notice of the arrests of
Messrs. J. M. Murchison and W. H.
Taylor, prominent business men of
LaGranee, N. C, who are said to be
president and secretary, respectively,
of the "Southern Cotton Association,"
an alleged fraudulent concern claiming
headquarters at Wilmington, N. C,
and having for its object the procuring
of situations as cotton buyers for its
clients, who were, it is said, charged
$5, "cash with order," for its service.
The concern advertised quite exten
sively in North and South Carolina
papers and it is learned that through
the Wilmington postoffice it did a
land office business, judging from the
large amount of mail received through
its private lock box, which was at in
tervals emptied of the voluminous cor
respondence. The attention of the authorities at
Washington was called to the suspi
cious circumstances under which the
concern was doing business and Post
office Inspector Jeremiah Conelley, of
this district was detailed to look up
the case which culminated in" the ar
rests as set forth above.
Messrs. Murchison and Taylor were
arrested Thursday night by Deputy
Marshal Mangum and carried before
United States Commissioner Hugh
Humphrey, of Goldsboro, where they
promptly gave bond in the" sum of
$1,000 and were discharged. They
employed as counsel Messrs. Munroe
and Daniels, of Goldsboro. Mr.
Conelley was at work on the case only
about two weeks.
The concern began business accord
ing to receipts of mail at the postoffice
several months ago., Many of the
letters were addressed simply to "Cot
ton," while others were addressed in
full. There was quite anccumula
tion of mail at firstso-ifis said, but
more recentyTroe proprietors of the
concern sent for the mail with some
degree of regularity.
Messrs. Alexander Sprunt 8c Son
received frequent inquiries as to
whether they were interested in the
"company" and of coursa replied
"no." It is claimed b7 the prosecu
tion that the location of headquarters
for the concern at Wilmington was to
have the benefit of the influence of
Messrs. Sprunt & Son, as the natural
inference would be that they or Mr.
J. H. Sloan, the only exporters in
Wilmington, were really in need of
It is learned that friends of the two
men arrested, claim that Messrs.
Murchison and Taylor will find no
difficulty in proving themselves inno
cent of the charge of using the mail
for fraudulent purposes at the prelim
Mr. Z. W. Whitehead, secretary of
the South Atlantic Lumber Associa
tion, yesterday received a telegram in
response to an inquiry, stating that at
a recent special session at Cordele.Ga.,
the Georgia Saw Mill Association de
cided to endorse the action of and en
ter into the agreement with the South
Atlantic people with regard to the cur
tailment of the lumber output one
Messrs. Whitehead and J. A. Arring
dale, of this city, returned yesterday
from Georgetown, S. C.wherethey at
tended the annual meeting of the
Atlantic Coast Cypress Association.
Business before the association was
principally routine and of a private
nature. There was nothing for publi
cation. Died at Southport
Mr. William Drew, father of Mrs.
Alice Thees and an uncle of Mr.
Samuel S. Drew, of this city, died at
his home at Southport Friday after
noon at 1 o'clock, at an advanced age.
Mrs. Thees and Miss Carrie Drew, a
granddaughter of the deceased, who
who has been visiting friends in the
city, left yesterday morning on the
steamer Wilmington to attend the
funeral. Other children of the de
ceased, besides Mrs. Thees, are Messrs.
James and Alfred Drew, and Mrs. B.
D. Wescott,- of Southport and Mrs.
Sophia Wiley, of Birmingham, Ala.
Mr. Fallon Left.
Mr. W. H. Fallon and wife left
yesterday morning via the A. C. L.,
for Grand Haven, Michigan, where
he will succeed Mr. G. W. Felger in
charge of the Weather Bureau station
there. Mr. Felger, as already stated,
has assumed charge of the Wilmington
station, succeeding Mr. Fallon, who re
quested a change for the reason that
he believed a change in climate would
result in a benefit to his health.
Death of a Child.
The three-and a half-months old
son of Capt and Mrs. P. T. Flowers,
of Florence, died yesterday morning
of bilious fever at the residence of
Mr. W. C. VonGlahn, No. 616 North
Third street The remains were car
ried to Florence yesterday afternoon
at 3 :45 o'clock on the W. C. & A. train.
The bereaved parents have the sym
pathy of many friends.
Election on Constitutional
Amendment, for State and County
officers, and for members of the Leg
islature. Thursday, August 2d.
It ia reported from Chee Foo that the
international commanders have con
cluded that it will be useless to try to
advance on Pekin before the .middle
THE REGISTRATION CLOSED.
New Hanover is Now Certain of 3,0
Majority for the Amendment The
Leaders Well Pleased.
Registration closed Saturday at sun
set and thanks to the earnest and well
directed efforts of white men in every
ward and township in the county yes
terday, there was a very full registra
tion, and it is now absolutely certain
that New Hanover will roll up 3,000
majority and more for the Amend
ment and State and county tickets on
the first Thursday in August The
negro registration was very light and
the colored man, as a -rule, took no
interest and appeared utterly indiffer
ent to the question at stake. Many of
the leading negroes are preaching to
their followers and have preached it
during the past few months that their
pace for prosperity f was out of poli
tics and the advicej appears to have
been pretty well taken.
The white registration is larger than
for the primaries for county and legis
late e officers several months ago, and
this is very encouraging, notwith
standing the seeming carelessness of
somje white men at the beginning of
the period of registration.
Chairman Johnson and prominent
members of the Democratic Executive
Committee last night, after a thorough
canvass of the registration, expressed
themselves as highly pleased with the
result and confidently confirmed the
estimate of the majority made aboye.
As stated in yesterday's Star the
registrars will be at the polling places
txt Saturday for tne purpose of en
r. B. S. Montford, of Masonboro
township, sends a good report from
that precinct Only two white men in
the entire township failed to register.
FIRE THIS MORNING.
Two Story Residence on Walnut Street
Partially Destroyed Several Nar
The two-story frame residence, No.
109 Walnut street owned by Mr. L.
Hansen and occupied by Mr. F. L.
Manley, was partially destroyed by
fire this morning at 1 o'clock, the total
damage to the house and furniture
being about $1,000, partially covered
by insurance. Two other residences
adjoining, No. 107, owned and occu
pied by Mr. H. G. Smallbones, and
No. Ill, owned by Peterson & Rulfs
and occupied by Mr.- Geo. E. Left
witch, were also slightly damaged by
The fire originated in the kitchen
and took a rapid flight up the stairs
leading from near the kitchen door.
It was well advanced when cries from
inmates of the house attracted the at
tention - of Mr. Geo. W. Branson,
who hastened back to Front and
Grace streets and turned in an alarm
from box 25. When the department
reached the scene the house was al
most entirely enveloped in flames and
the firemen deserve much praise for
saving the building at all, to say
nothing of the two residences in close
Mr, P. R. Allbright and a Mr. Wil
liamson, an A. C. L., machinist, who
were boarding at the house, barely
escaped from the second floor. Mr.
Williamson lost all his personal
ettects, saving only a shoe. He was
also slightly burned about the face in
Miss Myer McMannen, of Durham,
who was visiting the family, also had
a narrow escape.
CAUGHT IN MARION COUNTY.
Negroes Who Attempted to Assault a
White Girl at Florence, S. C.
Special Star Telegram.
Florence, S. C, July 21. After
five days' hard, chasing the negroes
guilty of attempted rape on a white
girl here last Monday, were , captured
in the woods of Marion county. The
sheriff went for them in a special, re
fusing citizens passage. Citizens fol
lowed in another special, but found
the prisoners too well guarded. The
Governor put the local military com
panjf under the sheriff's orders and
instructed him to do his duty. The
sheriff held the prisoners at Marion,
S. C, waiting orders of the Governor
to return to Florence. The Governor
addressed the men here this after
noon, urging them to vindicate the
law. The crowd wanted vengeance
and refused assurance, so the Gov
ernor ordered the sheriff to hold the
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neeroes in Marion ior orders, un
less assurance is given of their pro
tection, he will order them to Colum
bia. Citizens talk of wrecking the
train if an attempt is made to rush
the prisoners through. The crowd is
holdiner an indignation meeting to
night and is very angry with officers
of the law. Conservative citizens are
trying to reason with the crowd and
have hopes of success.
This morning while responding
to the alarm from box 25, Chemical
Engine No. 1 ran into an obstruction
at Second and Grace streets, caused by
one of the reins becoming unfastened.
Both horses were thrown to the
ground and Chief Schnibben and sev
eral of the men were precipitated to
The Dickinson house and-iot,
on the corner of Front and Chesnut
streets, also all of block 290 and lots 7
and 8 and part of lots 5 and 6 in block
303, are offered for sale as a whole or
in part by Junius Davis and Piatt D.
Walker, Esqrs., trustees.
Thousands of People Heard Him
' at Whiteville, in Columbus
CAME HEREJSATURDAY NIGHT.
Unprecedented Campaigning During the
Past Week-A Thousand Red Shirts
Rode in Procession Patterson
Accompanies the Governor. .
In no section of the State has Hon.
Charles B. Aycock been more warmly
welcomed or received by larger crowds
than in the east At Lumberton
Thursday; at Elizabethtown Friday,
and at Whiteville Saturday the de
monstrations were unprecedented and
full of augury for a great victory in
August Through it all Mr. Aycock
has proved himself the wonderful
man that he is. A part of the time
travelling through the country long
distances in private conveyances with
a burning sun over him and speaking
to throngs of people in the open air, it
is a wonder how his physical endur
ance was equal to the task. It is no
wonder that Saturday night when
he reached the city on a dusty freight
train that He expressed a desire to rest
and a pleasure at being able to spend
aSundayby the. sea. Mr. Aycock
is accompanied to Wilmington by
Mr. Samuel L. Patterson, Democratic
nominee for Commissioner of Agri
culture, who also spoke at Whiteville
yesterday. They were met upon the
arrival of the train that night at Sixth
street bridge by Iredell Meares, Esq.,
who accompanied them to the Front
street station where a carriage in wait
ing took them to Mr. Meares' residence
where they were entertained.
The speaking and rally at White
ville Saturday is said to have been
fully the equal of the the Lumberton
demonstration on Thursday, which
eclipsed all former campaign meetings
in the State since the days of the im-
ortal Vance. Mr. Aycock and Mr.
Patterson were driven over in a car
riage from Clarkton whence they came
from Elizabethtown on Friday. They
reached Whiteville about 11 o'clock
and were met about a mile from the
town by the Second Regiment Band,
of Wilmington, the Cornet Band,
of Chadbourn, and a mounted
procession of red shirts conservatively
estimated at from 900 to 1,200. It was
a triumphant entry into the quiet lit
tle town and the approach of the
State's Chieftain was heralded by a
volley of ten guns from one of the
big brass HowiUers of the Wilmington
Division Naval Reserves, which was
carried up by a detachment from the
division in charge of S. A. Matthews
yesterday morning on the early f reght.
The speaking took ploe in the
large oak grove in front of the Court
House and it is said 5,000 people, in
cluding many ladies, were present.
Mr. Patterson spoke first He was
introduced by Hon. J. A. Brown, of
Chadbourn, and while his speech
was short it was full of en.
couragement. Mr. Aycock was
introduced -by Mr. D. S. Cowan,
of Brinkley, in a pretty speech befit
ting the occasion. Mr. Aycock spoke
for about an hour, and his address to
the yeomanry of Columbus was in
deed sublime. He spoke confidently
of success in the campaign, and re
cited reasons which led up to this
great uprising of Anglo-Saxons -for
the freedom of the race from political
and social thraldom.
Mr. Brown, nominee for the State
Senate for the district comprising Co
lumbus and Robeson counties,' spoke
last. He counselled conservatism and
expressed pleasure at the opportunity
his people were enjoying of seeing
and hearing "Our Next Governor." x
Notes Of The Meeting.
Just as Mr. Aycock concluded his
splendid speech another volley of ten
guns was fired from the cannon. The
Naval Reserves and Second Regiment
Band were received cordially by the
Columbus people and it is unnecessary
to' state they contributed much to the
success of the occasion. They return
ed last night on the freight train with
the delighted speakers.
About 250 Red Shirts from Clarkton
accompanied Mr. Aycock to White
ville. Equally as large a number
came from Chadbourn.
. Mr. Aycock's next appointments are
at Kenansville Thursday, July 26th ;
Burgaw, Friday, 27th; Clinton, Satur
day, 28th ; Richlands, Wednesday,
J. P. Hoffman, an old time counter
feiter, was arrested by Secret Service
Operative Burns yesterday at his lodg
ings in Philadelphia.
The Postoffice Department has de
nied the application of the authorities
of the Charleston, S. C, Inter state
and West Indian Exposition for the
government issue of a special series of
postage stamps commemorative of the
Mrs. Potter Palmer, of Chicago, one
of the members of the U. S. Commis
sion to the Paris Exposition, adver
tises an offer of a reward of $500 for
information leading to the return of a
necklace valued at $17,000, which is
The War Department has issued
orders for the withdrawal from Cuba
of the First infantry, to take station
at Fort Leavenworth, Kas.- .The com
manding general of the department of
the MiBsourt"wili designate wo oat
talions of this regiment for service in
The weekly bank statement shows
the following changes: Surplus re
serve, increase $4,121,776; loans, de
crease $3,381,100; specie, increase
$1,681,100; legal tenders, increase
$2,111,900; deposits, decrease $1,315,
100: circulation, increase $747,100.
The banks now hold $24,081,900 in
excess of the requirements of the 25
Sta tesville Zandmark: Mr. .1
L. 'Cowa n made 150 bushels of wheat'
on "acn, an average of 30 bushels to
Kinvrton Free Press: The crops
in this section are suffering terribly .
for lack of nun. Corn is cut off near
ly half. Tho dry weather is damaging
to cotton and very damaein? to tobae-
Southport Standard:1 Mr.
J,-eph Skipper, of Town Creek, has
among his tools two shp carpenter
hampers which have been handed
down from generation to generation
ever shtce the year 1700, making these
hammera 200 years old. ;
Laurinburg Times: The Ne- -groes
of Scotland county and especially
of Btewartsyille township, are trying
best they can, to carry out the advice
of the best white people, and that is,
leave off politics, buy a home and be
quiet and industrious citizens.
Salisbury Sun: Mr. J. W. Mil
ler, of Providence township, brought
us in three apples a horse apple, rus
tico and red sweet apple. The three
trees on which these- apples grew
sprang from three seeds which were
taken from one apple and planted fif
teen years ago.
Mount Airy News: A horse 22
Jreara old was in town Monday. It be
ongs to Mr. N. T. Hutchens. This
shows that a horse will live to a ripe
old age if taken care of. The animal
is in fine condition and is good for
many more years if the present owner
- Sanford ExpressV We are told
that a certain Populist of Chatham has
been employed by a very low down -white
Republcan of Sanford to canvassV
Moore county in opposition to the
amendment. - This Populist has
already made several speeches in this
section, and we only hope that he will
continue to speak in the county till
the election is held, as his speeches are
vote-winners for the amendment
Rockingham Anglol'Sazon: Wo
have reported to us on the very best
authority that a number of good people
at Roberdel witnessed an apparently
inexplicable phenomenon last Friday
afternoon At about an hour by aun
on that afternoon some one noticed a ,
volume of smoke, about such as would
come from an ordinary stove, curling
up from the top of a green spruce pine
in the yard of the Methodist church at
Roberdel. It attracted a great deal of
attention and was watched with much
interest by a number of people for
about two hours, or Until it was ob-scured-by
the dark. No one has yet
been able to suggest an explanation of
this curious phenomenon. It was in
the churcKard, where no fire was
near it, ane&urling up from a green
(Nashville Graphic: A white
manvnamed George W. Griffin and
his wife, of near Sandy Cross were
brought here late Tuesday night and
placed in jail after having been tried
by Squires R. C. Dixon, J. E. R. Win
stead,. W. H. Proctor and G. M. D. .
Langley for a criminal neglect of their
children. From what we can learn of
the affair it seems that Griffin and his
last wife had very little love or feeling
for three children by his second wife
and that recently the little ones, aged
8, 10 and 13 years were taken sick and
E laced in an out-house, away from the
eartless father and step-mother, and
there left to the mercy of the neigbors;
and their feeble strength. Their con
dition . gradually grew worse until
death relieved them of their suffering.
A warrant was issued against the inhu -man
parents and: as a result they are
now in jail awaiting court. We
regret to learn of the death of Mr. T.
T. Lawson who died at his home near
Springhope Wednesday of last week.
Mr. Lawson was sitting on his front
piazza and was seemingly in good
health, but suddenly his head sank to
his breast and in a short while he was
dead. The farmers report that
tobacco ia fast failing on account of
the extremely dry weither.
MISSIONARIES IN CHINA.
Southern Presbyterians and Baptists In
Northern China Who Are Reported
to Be Safe.
By Telegraph to tne Morning star.
Richmond, Va, July 20. The For
eign Mission Board of the Southern -Baptist
Convention, with headquarters.
... . i . i ji s ; Jl
in mis city, mis morning receiveu a .
cablegram from Che Foo, China, as .
"Rev. J. Willingham, D. D. Lives
saved. Pingtu looted. Christians fear
This means that all the Baptist mis
sionaries of the Southern Convention
now in Northern China are safe. Rev.
and Mis. J. W. Lowe, who were in
Pingtu, and for whose sefety grave
ears were felt escaped, ivev. J. is.
Hartwell himself is well-known here.
He has been in China for many years.
Miss Lottie Moon is the only mis
sionary in North China from Vir
ginia. The others there, now believed
to be in Che Foo or Shanghai, are as
. Tung Chow, Shan - Tung province
J. B. Hartwell, Mrs. Hartwell, Miss
Lottie Moon, J. C. Owen, Miss
Mattie Dutton. '
Hwang Hien, via Che Foo O. W,
Pruitt, Mrs. Pruitt, Peyton Stephens,
Mrs. Stephens, Miss E. B. Thompson.
Pingtu, Shan Tung via Kiao Chow
J. W. Lowe, Mrs. Lowe.
Nothing has been heard by the board
from Central China. The reason of
their silence is unknown. Those de
tailed to this portion of the celestial
empire are as follow:
Shanghai E. F. Tatum, Mrs. Ta
tum, R. T. Bryan, Mrs. Bryan, Miss
Willie Kelly, Miss Lottie W. Price.
Soo Chow T. C. Briton. Mrs. Briton;:-'
Chin Kiang W. W. Lawton, Mrs.
Lawton; Miss Julia K. MacKenzie,
Miss Alice Parker, W. E. Crocker,
Nashville, Tenn., July 19. A ca
blegram has been received .from
Shanghai by the Mission Board of the
Southern Presbyterian Church an
nouncing the safety of 50 of its 56 mis
sionaries. They are at Shanghai and
in Japan. The six still at their sta
tions are: Rev. J. L. Stuart and Mrs.
Stuart, who have been in China for 30
years at Kudin ; Rev. Geo. W. Painter
and Miss K B. French, at Hang Chow;
Rev. J. B. Pear and Mrs. Pear, at Chin
THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA.
A Big Battle Said to Be In Progress at
By Cable to the Morning Star.
London, July 2L A special dis
patch from Cape Town, dated to-day,
"Lord Roberts has attacked Middle
burg in force and a big battle is in
progress. President Kruger ia with
the burghers during the defence.
- He only is advancing in life
whose heart is getting softer, whose
blood warmer, whose brain quicker
whose spirit ia entering into living
peace. And the men who have this
life in them, are true lords or kings of
the earth they, and they only. John