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THE BULLY ASD THE COW
ARD. In his speech at Auburn, Nebraska,
.last Wednesday speaking of "the
' land grabbing spirit, William J.
-The same spirit that carries you to
tlm Philippine islands will lead you in
to other places and make you hold
their people and make them subjects
asrainst their- will. The same spirit of
militarism and imperialism that car
ri (i you to the Philippine islands will
carry you wherever you can find a
people weak enough to be whipped bv
the United States. The doctrine of
imperialism is the doctrine of the bul
ly and the cowardl"
This is as true as if it was inspired,
ami is true not only of this country,
but of all countries in this age which
i infected with the land-grabbipg
disease. We say of this age, be
came there have been bold nations
which have, pursued the policy of
conquest, and made war upon strong
as wcll'as weak nations in pursuit of
that policy, but the policy of con
quest ha3 apparently been abau-
Joned by the nations of the earth
ana in ussteaa-we nave lana-grab-bing
from the weaker countries.
It is not calling into question the
bravery of the men-who compose
tlin-.nrmioa nnil narioa gt fViooA land.
grabbing nations, for in bravery
they will hold their own with the
bau'St, but the land-grabbing wars
are not made by the people, but by
the men who control the State, and
they it is who show the bully, and
the bully is generally, when con
fronted Ly equal force, a coward.
He is assertive and brave only when
he tackle3 the weak, whom he thinks
he will have little trouble in over
A somewhat common thing these
ilays is the so-called ultimatum" or
something of that sort, but haven't
you noticed that invariably the
ultimatum comes into, play only
when the weakness of one party en
courages it and the strength of the
other injpels it? When a strong
nation the3e days has a dispute with
a weak country or a claim against
it. whethergood or bad, after formal
preliminaries if the weaker country
tloes not vield and come to terms
an ultimatum is ..issued and if this
fails to duly impress and intimidate
the country to which it is sent a
warship js sent along to enforce the
demand by shooting into some of
the (exposed seaport towns of the
J victim nation.' We have had sev
eral illustrations of this lately. But
wnen misunderstandings arise Be
tween strong nations, or one has a
claitn again3t another, red tape dip
lomacy is invoked and there are
basketfuls of correspondence and
palaver without any ultimatums.
Englishmen are good soldiers. No
one will question that, and yet Eng
land as a nation, as represented by
her rulers, is a cowardly nation.
Does any one suppose that if the
Transvaal Republic had ten mil
lions of people, instead of less
than half a million, it would
have been forcett into a war . by the
scheming , and aggressions of Cecil
Rhodes and Joe Chamberlain? Eng
land didn't issue an ultimatum to
that Republic but provoked an ulti
matum, which gave excuse for the
war that was contemplated and
and planned and soon followed. An
independent country in that part 01
r the earth interfered with Cecil
Rhodes' schemes of British expan
sion, therefore the pretext was
Bought and found to make war on
th( RoArs. orrab their territory and
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put it under the British nag.
Does any one suppose that if the
McKinley J administration had
- thouerht that the Filipinos would
have offered even such resistance as
they have to our : arms that the
course of forcible expansion wbuld
have been eotered upon? Not a bit
of it. If their foresight had been
as good as their hindsight there
never would have been, increase of
the armv that was first sent to
take possession of Manila. This
has been admitted by a number of
expansionists. Apologizing for be
ing there now and for trying to get a
tighter grab they say it is because
Id U 1 - A 1 TTAmil4
"wo have the wolf by the ears and
can't let go." But they thought
when they saw the people of those
islands simple, confiding, people dis
posed to trust their neir friends the
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Americans in everything, and even if
not, that they were poorly prepared
or equipped to carry on a war with
us, the expansionists concluded they
had a Bafe soft snap, and that about
,00O, men could do up the job and
have a sort of picnic at the same
time. That's what influenced the
gentlemen who -are running this
Philippine business and transformed
what' they once characterized as
"criminal aggression" into benevo
assimilation." It was an illustra
tion of the big bully jumping upon
the, small and weak, victim. That's
imperialism as illustrated to-day
MUST MEET THE ISSUES
Hanna warns his clans against
apathy, which he tells them (al
though he knows better) is the re
sult of over-confidence; but at the
same time he informs the campaign
contributors that he must have more
cash and lots of it, whereby he gives
himself away on the over-confidence
racket. He admits that there is ap
athy; others of his associates admit
that there, is apathy, but they don't
admit the cause, for no one is fooled
by the over-confidence fraud. The
Washington Post, an independent pa
per politically, gives in the following
editorial some of $he reasons for the
apathy about which Hanna and his
lieutenants are bo concerned. It says:
"Senator Hanna's aDoeal to his fel
low-Republicans to overcome the
apathetic condition into- which they
seem to have fallen is all very well
as far as it goes. The trouble is that
it does not go far enough. Mr. Hanna
cannot expect to win in this campaign
by merely Droddin? his nartv into ac
tivity. Indeed, it is doubtful whether
he will be able to infuse energy into'
the rank and file by such appeals.
"Apathy in the Republican party
will continue just so long as the man
agers refrain from making an aearres
sive and spirited campaign. The un
satisfactory platform of the party
seems to have been accepted as outlin
ing the policy to be followed
by the leaders in managing, the
campaign. . instead of meeting the
imperialism issue; with a bold and
courageous front, defending and ex
plaining it, Senator Hanna has appa
rently directed that the attention of
the voters shall be diverted to the dead
and buried issue of the free coinage of
silver. This is neither wise nor brave.
The Democratic party has arraigned
the administration upon certain defi
nite, emphatically expressed charges.
It asserts that the action of the
Republican Congress in respect to
the Porto Rican tariff is a step
in the direction of a colonial policy,
inconsistent with republican institu
tions ; that the war in the Philippines
is unnecessary and - has no other pur
pose than to deprive the Filipinos of
tneir liberty; that the proposed in
crease of the standing army is a men
ace to the country, and . that the atti
tude of the Republican party toward
the trust evil is one of dishonest pal
tering. There are other counts in the
indictment, but their enumeration is
unnecessary. In the four we have
mentioned the Republican managers
will find sufficient ground for active
"And, it seems to us, tne party in
power must meet these charges with
argument and fact if it hopes to stir its
voters is to lively support. JNo man,
no political organization, ever gained
anything by hedging and dodging.
Brvan's popularity in this country is
very largely due to nis outspoken ae
votion to the principles in which he
believes and Mr. Hanna will gain,
rather than lose, by firmly grappling
with the very issues which he seems
now disposed to ignore. The peo
ple want to know, as they
have a right to know, just wnai
the administrotion proposes to do
with the Philippines in the future.
They are sincerely desirous of enlight
enment upon the subjects of imperial
ism, of militarism, of trusts. J. he Re
publican party can undoubtedly de
fend its position on all these topics.
Why. then, the silence apparently im
posed by Senator Hanna? If he ex
pects that he can obscure the vital
issues by dragging forth the skeleton
of free coinage of silver, he is sadly
"The Republican party cannot win
its battle by deploring apaty. It must
assume the aggressive. It must meet
the charge of imperialism without
evasion. Continued silence will be a
The fact is the Republican party
is on the defensive and its spokes
men lack the courage to defend it in
a bold, candid, manly way. They
resort to evasion, to dodging, to mis
represention of their opponents and
to slanderous abuse of Democrats,
after the manner of that mounte
bank slangwhanger, Teddy Roose
velt. They are silent about the
trusts, they are mum on Porto Rico,
Chey are mute on the British war
against the Boer Republics, and
when they are arraigned for their
numerous offenses of commission
and omission, they bawl out that the
country is threatened with free sil
ver, which they had been assuring
the people ever since McKinley's
election was dead and that the pas
sage of the gold standard bill put the
nails in the coffin and clinchecLthem.
They are now on the defensive
and haven't ;the pluck to defend
their party in a bold attd manly way.
No wonder there ia4"pathy. The
people cannot become enthused over
party which lacks the courage to
meet the issue by which it is con
fronted, or to answer the questions
demandedof it, and they don't like
cowardlleaders,who resort to hum
bug d subterfuge to dodge the
There is an active and. growing
demand in Germany for the cotton
wood of the South, where various
uses are found for it on account of
its lightness. One firm has con
tracted for, several million feet of it
to be delivered within the next year
SENT TO MANILA.
The McKinley administration
8eemsto be somewhat embarressed
as to how to proceed ivith' the
Chinese question. According to
some reports from Washington it is
regarded as permanently Bettled as
far as, this country is concerned,
while others -represent the crisis as
still "acute," with possible compli
cations that may prove very
Before the capture of Pekin some
4,000 troops had sailed to reinforce
the army in China. When - the an
nouncement of the capture of Pekin
and the relief of our legation came,
orders were issued for these troops
to go to Manila, instead of China.
The reason assigned for ordering
them tc Manila was that they would
be more quickly available in the
event that more troops might be
needed in China, which, if true, is
proof that the administration is far
from believing that the Chinese
question may not give more trouble.
But may not this be a mere ruse
to increase the army in the Philip
pines which, according to Gen.
MacArthur, is not. as strong as it
should be and is daily becoming
weaker from disease, there being
now five or six thousand men on the
sick list and in the hospitals? It
wouldn't do, with a campaign open
ing, to acknowledge that these
fresh troops were wanted in those
"pacified" islands and to order
them directy thero and "therefore
advantage may have been, taken of.
the opportunity to send these troops
to the Philippines and utilize them
there. That's politics. "
We make the prediction that if
it be fonnd not necessary to send
these troops to China, they, will be
kept in the Philippines to help on
the work of "benevolent assimila
tion." According to General Mac
Arthur he has none too many men
for the work assigned to him, and
according to the reports of obser
vant and well informed newspaper
correspondents he has not enough,
which doubtless accounts for send
ing to him those troops intended
for China. McKinley and his polit
ical counsellors are playing under
cover, but it does not require a very
penetrating eye to see through it.
They may fool some of the people
some time, but they can't fool all
the people all the time.
Senator Hann's speech open
ing the campaign at Asbury Park
was startlingly descriptive of his
fellow partisans when he said "New
Jersey Republicans are like JNew
Jersey mosquitoes they know their
business." The business of the
New Jersey mosquitoes is blood
sucking, as the victims everywhere
know. Brooklyn Citizen, Dent,
- The censored dispatches
from Manila have ceased to give the
causes of the deaths of our soldiers
in the Philippines. It is a matter
of no small public cencern to learn
what climate diseases beneath the
equator are most fatal to the army
which is fighting in the morasses
and everglades of Luzon. Philadel
phia Record, Dem.
Mr. Hanna's tribute to Mr.
McKinley's devoutness will stir
some one to make a list of the scores
on scores of devout men whom
history has condemned not for de
voutness but for acting under the
delusion that the approval of their
errors and. misdeeds which they got
while on their knees came from
heaven and not from their own vain,
misguided, self-complacent selves.
New York World, Dem.
There is no telling to. what
extent the imperialist policy of the
administration is going to increase
the pension rolls. Already the
applications of pensions on account
of ,the Spanish war are more in
number than the men who saw
actual fighting service in that war.
The war in the Philippines will
furnish, probably, twice as many
more, and even that will ESt end: it.
A vote for McKinley willTe a vote
in favor of still increasing this colos
sal expenditure. .Sdvannvh News,
Former Wilmington Citizen Shot at a Bar-
tlar In Greensboro.
Mr. Lee H. Battle, who resides on
East Gaston street, had an exciting ex-'
- -ii i - n
penence wiiii an ubkduwu couct imh
night. About 1 o'clock this morning
he was awakened by a noise on the
back Dorch. and looking out through
an onen window observed the figure
of a man. The porch is enclosed by
lattice work and Mr. Battle was un
able to get a good view of the man.
but he began shooting in his direction.
When a servant went down stairs
tnd turned a light on the- porch, in
order to get his exact location, the fel-
Tnw made a break through the lattice
door and ran like a wild horse, while
Mr. Battle did his best to give him a
dose of cold lead. Five or six shots
were fired, but if the would-be burglar
was struck he was not seriously
wounded, for he kept running until
nut nf fiicht.
ThA children keen a goat in the back
int. and some of Mr. Battle's friends
ara unkind nriouph to suggest that in-
offensive Billy was the cause of all
The Yaqui' Indians, in the State of
. 1 1
Sonora, Mexico, who have been at war
with the Mexican government for over
w orA now suing for peace and
Andnavorinsr to be reinstated on their
fnrmnr reservation and retain their
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1900.
Pender, Sampson and Duplin
Democrats Celebrated the
State's Great Victory.
SPEECH BY MR. BELLAMY.
Two Thousand and More People Gath
ered In Ratification Assemblage.
Big Basket Picnic and Dance
in the Oak drove.
The Democrats of Pender, Duplin
and Sampson counties were present n
large numbets at the big Democratic
basket picnic and ratification meeting
at Willard Friday. The crowd was
variously estimated at from 2i000 to
3,000, and the meeting was thorough
ly enthusiastic and .characteristic of
the good people living in that section
of the State. It was a'' voluntary out
pouring of the people in grateful rec
ognition of the wonderful deliverance
achieved by them in the beginning of
the present month.' The meeting pri
marily belonged to Pender, but coun
ty lines could not be observed in a
celebration . of this character, and
trains on the W. & W. railroad both
ways brought many people to the
scene of the festivities. Many also
came by private conveyance.
ine committees in charge did their
work with credit to themselves and
credit to the people they represented.
Nearly a hundred ladies were included
in the list of those appointed to ar
range the dinner and no one who par
took of the sumptuous feast of good
things spread out on a large table in
the oak grove on the east side of the
railroad will challenge the assertion
that there was a lack of preparation
on their part. The tremendous crowd
was fed well and there was enough
left to supply most as many more.
The reception committee consisted of
Messrs. J. A, Stanford (chairman), W.
F. Bowen, C. V. Batts, J. C. Jenkins,
E. F. Johnston, Isaac Cottle. That
ou music was composed of Messrs.
J. M. Johnston (chairman), J. ' D.
Alderman, C. C. Rivenbark, G. J.
Powers, W. H. Wells, J. M. Loftin,
R. N. Bowen, G. H. Robinson, Oicar
Thomas, R. Rivenbark, F. T. Croom,
J. G. Blake.
Mr. Bellamy's 5p;ech.
The meeting was called to order by
R. G. Grady, Esq , of Burgaw, secre
tary of the Democratic County Execu
tive Committee of Pend r. A' report
had gone out that Governor Aycock
would speak but yesterday morning
the Star corrected this impression.
The speaking took place from a
large stand erected in the grove and
Mr. Bellamy was introduced by Mr.
Grady, who referred to the speaker's
record and his recognized ability in
Congress. Mr. Bellamy began his
Bpeech at 11 o'clock and spoke for
about an hour in one of his best ef
forts. His speech, in the main, was
in accord with the spirit of the meet
ing that of joy and thankfulness for
the great victory won. He congratu
lated the people upon their diligent
work during the campaign and its cul
mination in one of the most glorious
victories in the annals of the State.
Coming to more live issues, now that
the State campaign is oyer, Mr. Bel
lamy treated the questions in the im
pending National campaign with great
comprehension and earnestness. The
imperialistic tendency was reviewed
and the evils that will accrue if it is
not checked were recounted.
He also referred to the good effects
of the adoption of the Constitutional
Amendment and its incentive to im
migration. North Carolina's indus
trial importance as. the third State in
the Union for cotton milling was re
ferred to and the betterment of this
record under the changed conditions
was predicted. He also referred to the
incentive to education that would grow
out of the adoption af the measure.
Mr Bellamy was accorded through
out this Bpeech great and enthusiastic
Music and Dancing;.
After the dinner hour a large num
ber of the young people in attendance
repaired to a platform which had been
ercted in the grove and a dance of Sev
eral hours was indulged in. Music
was by a string band, which furnished
excellent accompaniment for the "trip
ping of the light fantastic." After the
dancing the people departed on the
evening trains and through the
MAJORITY FOR AMENDMENT.
Some Observations of Returns As Made
by Canvassing Board.
News and Observer, 24th.
The State Board of Elections met
yesterday and canvassed the vote cast
on the 2 ad of August on the Consti
tutional Amendment. The vote stood
For, 182,217; against, 128,285, the ma
ioritv for the amendment being 53,
932. The total vote cast was 310,502,
This vote will not be officially an
nounced because the board canvasses
this vote merely for information. The
official formal canvass will be made by
the Legislature at its session in Janu
ary. Until then nobody can officially
know that the amendment was adopted.
The vote this year is 26,458 less than
in 1898. We have not yet been able
to make an analysis, but there was a
large number of negroes who did not
vote this year. The vote in 1898 was
336,960. The Democratic judges re
ceived 177,449 and the Fusion judges
159,511, giving a Democratic majority
At a public meeting of citizens, of
Sherman. Texas, resolutions were
passed protesting against uncivilized
I .J3..4 ah V A aI ttyaii-M BIOTA
conduct on the part of "our sister
State of Ohio," and admonishing them
"of the pernicious example thus dis
played in setting the laws of the land
at defiance in this age of civilization
and land of Christianity."
DIED AFTER AN ILLNESS
OF SEVERAL WEEKS.
Mrs. M. C. Gore, Wife of Mr. J. C. Gore,
- Head Bookkeeper for the D. L Gore
Company Pnneral To-day
.' The Stab is pained to announce the
death of Mrs. J. C, Gore, the wife of
the head bookkeeper of the D. L.
Gore Company. She passed away at
4:30 o'clock Saturday morning at her r
late residence, 519 North Third street.
She had been sick for about three
weeks with typhoid fever and for
some days past it had been seen that
there was little chance for her recov
ery. Mrs. Gore was before marriage Miss
Carrie Stanland. She was born near
Lockwood'a Folly, Brunswick county
and her parents were Joseph and
Martha Stanland, both of whom have
been dead for some time.
Soon alter she and Mr. Gore were
married they moved to South Caro
lina. After living there for a time
they came back to Brunswick county
and in a few years moved to Wilming
ton. They Have made this city their
home for the last thirteen years.
The deceased was a good woman.
She was a faithful member of Brook-
yn Baptist Church, regular in attend.
ance and always willing to do her part
of the church work. She lived a con
sistent Christian life.
Her husband and five children sur
viveEarl, Glendora, Wilbur, Ray
and ' an infant nineteen days old.
There is also a sister, Mrs. F. P. Len
non, of Brunswick county.
MR. TH0S. D. MEARES
LEAVES FOR DETROIT.
Will Stand-Tor Re-election as Supreme
Master of Exchequer, Which He Has
Held for Four Years.
Supreme Master of Exchequer Thos.
D. Meares left last night for Detroit,
Mich., to attend the biennial session
of the Supreme Lodge, K. of P. Mr.
Meares has held the responsible posi
tion of Supreme Master of Exchequer
for four years. He was elected four
years ago for the hrst term of two
years, and two years later to the sec
ond term. He will be a candidate for
re election to a third term.
The Supreme Lodge will meet Tues
day, August 28th. Mr. E. A. Ebert,
of Winston, and Mr. C. A. Webb, of
Asheville, are the supreme representa
tives elected by the Grand Lodge, Do
main of North Carolina. There will
be about 150 representatives present.
"In connection with the Supreme
Lodge meeting will be the encamp
ment of the variouB divisions of the
Uniform Rank, It is estimated that
15,000 to 20,000 Knights in uniform
will "be in attendance. Col. W. J.
Woodward, one-of the aides of, the
expected to attend the encampment,
but could not do so on account of the
cotton season opening so much earlier
The Strawberry Crop.
Mr. T. B. Pierce, of Warsaw, the big
crate manufacturer and a man of
much experience and observation in
the trucking interest, says that the
month of August, on account of the
prolonged drought, has not been favor
able to growers of strawberries, who
invariable want to set out plants dur
ing this period. A good many sections
have been favored with rain, however,
and a great number of plai.' s have
been set out, but taken altogether the
weather has not bean favorable. Many
growers also put out plants in Septem
ber but Mr. Pierce doesn't think they
do so well when started so late.
As to the outlook for the strawberry
crop. Mr. rierce saia 11 was a litue
early for one to approach any accu
racy in forecast but he was of the
opinion that the crop would be large.
The outlook for prices, he thinks, de
pends altogether upon the weather
during the shipping season.
LITTLE BOY DROWNED.
Eight .Year Old Son of Mr; Clarence Hun
ter, of Graham, N. C.
Special Star Telegram."
Graham, N. C, August 24. About
three o'clock to-day little Ray, the
eight-year-old son of Mr. Clarence
f Hunter, who is head machinist for the
Scott Mebane ' Manufacturing Co.
while fishing in a small lake back of
the Oneida cotton mills, fell in and
was drowned. The 'cries of his
several companions attracted the at
tention of Mr. J. It. Teal and a Mr.
Penny, who were in the vicinity and
who rushed to the lake with all haste
possible and dragged the body from
the water. Doctor's Long, Golery and
Thompson were immediately sent for
and arrived promptly, but too late to
resuscitate the little fellow.
Died at Jacksonville:
Mr. Thos. E. Gilman, a well known
and popular citizen of Jacksonville,
Onslow county, died Thursday at his
home of blood poisoning, ne was a
member of the Legislature at one time
from Onslow and served as postmaster
at Jacksonville under the last Demo
cratic administration. He frequently
visited Wilmington jand had many
The Alexander Jones.
The Cape Fear Towing and Trans
portation tug Alexander Jones is just
off the ways at Skinner's shipyard
and is as bright and fresh as a new
pin. She has had her bottom cleaned
and painted and has been otherwise
brightened up. She will be kept up
here instead of at Southport for the
DR. JOHN GIU1AN
Came Across the Continent and
Reached Here After His
FIFTEEN YEARS IN THE WEST.
Lived First In Central America Then
Moved to Tehnantepec, Mexico--For
Some Month's Past In Texas .
for His Health.
Tired and dusty after a hot ride
across the continent and annoyed by
various delays, Dr. John Gilman, of
Tehuantepec, Mexico, arrived in the
city last night on his way to Jack
sonville, where he was summoned
several days ago by a telegram tell
ing him of the critical illness of his
brother, Mr. T. B. Gilman, who died
Wednesday night of blood poisoning.
Dr. Gilman was near Waco, Texas,
when the news of his brother's condi
tion reached him He practices den
tistry in Mexico, but had gone up to
Waco to recuperate. The news of his
brother Tom's dangerous illness was
a severe shock to him, for be remem
bered him as being an unusually well
and strong man.
Dr. Gilman didn't learn of his
brother's death until he reached North
Carolina and picked up a daily paper.
Later he received a telegram from his
sister telling him that the - end had
come, Mr. Gilman haying died on the
very night his older brother left Waco.
Speaking of his trip, Dr. Gilman
said that it was trying to the extreme,
especially as he is something of an in
valid. The very worst part of the
trip, he said, was between Greensboro
and Wilmington, but it had been suf
focating ever since he left the prairies
Dr. Gilman has had interesting and
valuable experiences since he left his
home in Onslow fifteen years ago to
go West, but his life in Mexico has had
perhaps more exciting and picturesque
features than it has anywhere else.
He was located in the city of Tehuan
tepec, on the isthmus of Tehuantepec.
Life there he found as tolerable as it
is in any of the Spanish-American
countries the people are cunning and
treacherous and especially difficult to
deal with. From conversation with
people in the locality he became very
familiar with the plans which the
famous civil engineer, Eads, made for
cutting a canal through the isthmus
of Tehuantepec, thus joining the
Pacific with the Atlantic ocean. .
Before going to Mexico Dr. Gilman
had lived in Central America. He
left there partly on account of the
revolutionary conditions prevailing
and partly on account of the unsettled
state of business due to lack of per
manency in coinage regulations.
ATLANTIC MANUFACTURING CO.
H. L. Vollers Elected President and
Mr. S. P. McNair Manager.
The Atlantic Manufacturing Com
pany, which was recently chartered
by the Secretary of State 'with a good
capita, yesterday held its first meet
ing of stockholders and elected Mr. H.
L. Vollers president and Mr. 'S. P.
McNair secretary and treasurer and
As before stated in these columns
the factory will jdst at present make
baking powder alone but later, other
lines will be added as set forth ' in the
application for the charter.
The plant has already been installed
in the old U. F. isc x. V. passenger
depot and a good product is being
turned out in the "Jersey" powder
which is the factory's leading brand.
The Star learns that the new goods
are taking well with the trade and the
enterprise promises to succeed well.
BELLAMY FOR CONGRESS.
; Cluzdboum Messenger.
At the Sixth Congressional Conven
tion, held in the city of Wilmington
last Saturday afternoon, Hon Jno. D.
Bellamy was honored with the nomi
nation for a second term in Congress
without a single dissenting voice. Mr,
W. C. Dowd, of Charlotte, was chosen
Presidential elector for the district.
In the words of Dr. Porter, in sec
onding the nomination of Mr. Bel
lamy, we think it was
proper that he should
nomination, which he has merited by
his course in the last Congress, where
he did honor to himself and credit to
his constituency," and the convention
acted abundantly proper in according
him the nomination by acclamation,
Will Speak on Century Movement. 7
Rev. Dr. A. G. Voight, pastor of St.
Paul's Lutheran church, will leave
to-morrow for China Grove to attend
a reunion of the Lutherans of thi
State. He is scheduled to make an
address on the Century Movement to
raise an endowment for the Lutheran
Theological Seminary at Mt. Pleasant,
N. C. He will address the Woman's
Missionary Convention at China
The Peanut Crop.
Growers say that the peanut crop
has been damaged much by the recent
drought. The leaves are wilted and
the plants "dried up." .The estimate
of damage is from one-third to one-
half of the crop. One grower thinks
the ISpanish variety will escape with
little damage; the North Carolina pea
nut with about 10 per cent injury.
while the Virginia crop is cut off fully
A private letter received yes
terday by Mr. W. R. French from
Judge Moore, of the Eastern District
Criminal Court, says he is still quite
unwell and will go to the Panacea
Springs to recuperate his health.
STABBED IN NEW YORK.
Oscar Millte, Former Wilmington Boy,
Received Serious Wounds.
Jailor Georgo W. Millis has received
news from New York of the serious
injury of his brother, J. Oscar Millis.
who left Wilmington about a year ago
to make his home in that city.
Y oung Ir. Millis was employed in
a saloon kept by Jones & Culbreth.
Monday night as he was going for his
supper to his boarding house, he was
mistaken for another man and stabbed
seriously in several places about his
body by a white man in hiding. , He
was taken in charge by some one after
his in juries and sent to Hudson Hos
pital. Yesterday a telegram to Jailor
Millis said that the injured boy had
been transferred to Bellevue Hospital
and was in a critical condition. He
did not learn whether his brother's as
sailant was arrested or not.
The most definite news Jailor Millis
has received of his brother's mis
fortune came from Mr. J. J. Burnett,
a photographer, formerly of Wilming
Warrock Property Sold.
A deed was recorded yesterday at
the court house conveying from Mr.
A. C. Snead and wife to Mr. Jesse S.
Williams the place in Masonboro
township commonly known as the
Warrock property and containing
about 95 acres. The consideration w'as
$1,500. The plac? was sold to Mr.
Snead by the late Capt W. S. War
rock a short time before his death.
The Stab learns that Mr. Williams
will make the farm his residence in
ATTACKED BY BOXERS.
An American Woman's Brave Fight De
fended Her Home With a Revolver
and Killed Several.
By Telegraph to tne Hoi nine Star.
Minneapolis, Minn., August 25.
Mrs. Eugene Crane, of Shanghai,
China, arrived here to-day. While
visiting at Sinu, fifty miles from Wei
Hai Wei, Mrs. Crane was attacked by
a mob of Boxers at the residence
of J. T. Elliston. Mrs. - Crane had
been visiting at the house of
the British consular agent earlier
in .the evening, in company with
Mrs. Elliston. As they started
for home about 9 o'clock a Russian
accosted them; saying he was fearful
of a Boxer uprising and that they had
better look . out for themselves.
Thoroughly alarmed the women hast
ened home and had barely entered the
house before a dozen Boxers were
hammering at the door. They tried to
break down the door, but failing in
this, one of them secured entrance
through a window. Mrs. Crane ran
into the next , room for her revolver.
When she returned the Chinaman was
inside the room and helping another
man to enter. She fired and the man
dropped. The one in the window hung
in full view and Mrs. Urane rushed up
and placed the revolver against his
breast and nred again, tie fell back
into the crowd. The mob started for
the rear of the house when Mrs. Crane
opened fire again, dropping another,
She and Mrs. Elliston afterwards
dragged the Chinaman who had fallen
in the house out on the street, where
a half-dozen other dead Chinamen
were found next morniug.
N. Y.'S MURDER MYSTERY.
Another Development in the Scharn Case
That May Give a Clue to the
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
New York, August 25. After seven
days something has been found upon
which the police may go to work in
the Scharn murder case. They have
learned that Catherine Scharn was in
the habit of receiving a male visitor in
her flat on Saturday evenings. Also,
there is a probability that the girl was
strangled with a bed sheet, which has
disappeared since the crime was com
mitted, although it was in the flat
when the body of the murdered girl
was found. -
From the first the police of the cen
tral office have insisted that the mur
der was due to the jealousy of some
man. The new discovery is the first
thing they have learned that bears out
this theory.- They are now directing
their efforts to locate Miss Scharn 's
regular Saturday night caller.
THREATENED TO KILL BRYAN.
Wm. Williams, a Welshman, Arrested in
Omaha But Subsequently Released.
By Telegraph to the Morning Btar.
Omaha, Neb., August 25. William
Williams, a'Welshman, employed in a
smelter here, announced, it is said, to
one of his fellow workmen to-day, that
he intended to kill William J. Bryan
when he came to attend the Jacksonian
picnic this afternoon . He was imme
diately arrested. Williams is charged
by some of his fellow workmen with
being an anarchist.
The police this afternoon released
Williams, haying Jailed to verify the
charge. They believe the infor
mation denouncing Williams was
RICH FUTURITY STAKES
Won by Whitney's Colt Bally Hoobey,
Ridden by Ted Sloan.
By Telegraph to the Morning Btar.
New York, August 25. After
-journey of three thousand miles to
ride ex-Secretary of the Navy Wil
liam C. Whitney's colt, "Bally
Hoobey." Ted Sloan, the whilom
American jockey who has done all of
his riding in England for the last two
years, succeeded in sending his mount
nrst past the wire in the rich Futurity
stakes at Sheepshead Bay to-day, and
gathered in $33,830 lor his employer.
The favorite, "Olympian," was second
and 'Tommy Atkins," from the same
stable, landed in third place, with the
A fire yesterday afternoon in the
top floor of a building in Wooster
street. New York, occupied bv manu
facturers of ladies . under wear, caused a
loss of about f3UO,ow.
Newton Enterprise: , Mr. A. -
C. Boggs has started a Belgian rabbit -ranch.
These rabbits are much larger 1
than other breeds and as said to weigh
when dressed from 5 to 10 pounds.
They multiply very rapidly and live
on the surplus vegetables of a farm.
The meat is fine for food, -
Mount Airy News: Vegetables
are scarce and high, especially beans,
tomatoes, roasting ears and cabbage. -In
fact, the local products along this
cut no figure this year on account of
the dry, hot weather. The supply in
the mountain country is abundant, we
State8ville Landmark: The
heat and the drought continue. The
heat is almost unbearable at times and
the drought adds to the burden. There,
were a few showers in this section last
week, but not enough to afford much
relief. The crops are almost past re
lief. A rainfall now would do them
little if any good.
Clarkton Express : ' The w eather
is still exceedingly dry in many places.
The corn crop is almost destroyed in
sections of Bladen. Peaches, of which
there was a good crop, are stouted and.
shrivled, not having attained their
growth. The sun shines down with
such forse that in places the cotton
bolls are blackened and the vitality of
A 1 - J . J 1 . 1 I t
IUS B1W US WO DUU ucsuujeu.
Greenville Reflector: There
was a general "free for all" fight be- -tween
some of the prisoners confined
in jail Monday. Deputy Sheriff Leon '
Tucker went in, the jail to stop the
fighj when some of the prisoners at- '
tacked him. With the help of the
Chief -Police and one or two others
the prisoners were soon tied and put
back into the cells.
Tarboro Southerner: It is no
exaggeration to say that in many sec
tions the crops are literally cooked and
worthless. Great forest fires are raging
in a tier of the eastern counties. The
8mokefrom these widespread confla
grations was viewed from the sea Sat
urday afternoon and formed a vast
bank which nearly obscured' the sun.
Swamps and streams are now dry
which never in man's memory were so
Columbus News : Sarah Davis,
a colored woman, who hailed irom
Bogue, died suddenly at the depot last
Monday. She was seen to go and
drink freely of water nearby", and after
drinking she walked up the railroad a ,
short distance, sat down on the end of
a cross-tie, when she fell forward dead
a few minutes later. It is supposed
that she was overcome with heat and
drank too much water, the cause of
' Sanford Express: The farmers
are busy gathering their early crops
of fodder. The early corn will not
make a full crop as it was cut off by
the drought. This, has been a
busy Summer with the J. Van Lind
ley Orchard Company of Southern
Pines. The Super in tendent informs
the Express that since the opening of
the season they have shipped six thou
sand crates of peaches to the Northern -markets.
Besides this they have mar
keted six hundred bushels of black
berries as well as large quantities of '
grapes and plums. . They recently'
pulled a watermelon that weighed 75
Mount Olive Advertiser: The.
strawberry growers are heave suffer
ers from the long continued spell of
hot weather. Very few who have set
out the plants have succeeded in the .
effort to increase the acreage, even
after ; repeated re plantings. ' Old
patches have been plowed up and a
scarcity of plants prevail that handi
caps those desirous of preparing their
land for this crop. Unless there is a
change id Condition the outlook indi
cates that the next season's crop will
be less than usual. Lucy Mc-
Clamb, a colored woman, who has 101
years to her credit, was in town last
Saturday, and attracted no little
attention. Before the war she be- ,
longed to Mr. Whitney Roy all of
Sampson county, an uncle of Chinf
Police Royal; the latter says that when
he was a little boy that Aunt Lucy
was considered quite an old woman.
- Weldon News: Cotton is be
ginning to open in this section.
Too many of our farmers have gone
back to the Western corn cribs. That
means poor horses and cattle and no
hogs. Peter Harris, who lives on
one. of Major T. L. Emry's farms, had
his hogs all in a pen when the storm
came up last Thursday. Liigntning
struck the pen and killed four of the
hogs, which weighed over two hun
dred pounds each. The other hogs
were knocked down, but recovered
and appear all right now. - The
excellent prospect for a good cotton
crop in Halifax county has been cut
short by the long drought, and corn is
almost entirely ruined. A well known
farmer remarked to us this week that .
there will be one of the smallest cot
ton crops in this section for ten years.
Peanuts in some sections are said to be ,
good. The only hope for the farmer ,
is ten-cent cotton this Fall, and many
people believe it will be eyen higher.
gence: The crops in Anson county.
and throughout tne entire section, are
the poorest they have been in many
years. The drought and hot sun have .
simply played havoc with them. To
say that the cotton crop will not be
more than two-thirds , ot what it was
last year is a liberal estimate. In some
sections there will not be more than.
half a irnn marin And. to malrA thn
matter more serious, corn is almost a
complete failure. Unless our farmers
realize at least 9 cents a pound ror their
cotton it is; hard to see how they
can can make both ends meet.
A few nights before the election a
party of red shirts went to the house
of a negro man named Baldwin, who
lived near Wadeville, Montgomery
county, for the purpose of warning
him against a continuation of offen
sive conduct in stirring up the ne
groes against the whites. The party.
on reaching Baldwin s house, called
on him to come out, as they wanted
to talk to him. This the negro re
fused to do, and one of the red shirts.
a Mr. Parish, of Wadeville, went to
the jjoor and attempted to push it
openv Baldwin then opened the door
and1 fired on Mr. Parish with a shot
gun, wounding him in one of his
shoulders and in the breast. . Mr.
Parish was taken to his home, where
he lingered until a few days ago,
when he. died from the effects of the
wounds. The negro escaped, but was
later arrested and then turned loose,
and is now at large.
IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON.
The Fusion Political Situation Is Very
By Telegraph to the Horning star.
Seatle, Wash., August 25. The
Fusion political situation, almost on
the eve of the State Convention, is
much mixed. The leading candidates
for Governor are John Rogers and
Charles Voorhees. A. V. Fawcett, of
Pierce county, is said to be in the race'
simply to hold together his supporters
against Governor Rogers. To-night
the opposition to Rogers seems to be
uniting on Voorhees. He is opposed
by Senator Turner but seems to be
in high favor elsewhere.
It is about conceded that Governor
Rogers has a majority of the Demo
cratic convention but the Populists
seem very bitter in their opposition to