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WILLIAM H. BEEKABD
- idlto nd Proprlotoi.
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Septkibbb 21, 1900
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
For President :
. WILLIAM J. BRYAN. Of HetlUbL
For Vice-President: k
ADLAI E. STEYEM. of Illinois.
PRESIDENTIAL , ELECTORS,
ELECTORS AT LARGE.
LEE S. OVERMAN, of Rowan.
DAN HUGH McLEAN, of Harnett.
CHAS. L. ABERNATHY, of Carteret.
T. C. WOOTEN, of Lenoir.
HENRY h. COOK-of Cumberlan4.
y B. C. BECKWITH, of Wake.
1 . Fifth District:
i WM. A. GUTHRIE, of Durham.
4 . Sixth District:
JV, C. DO WD, of Mecklenburg.
J. R. BLAIR, of Montgomery.
WM. S. PEARSON, of Burke.
JNO. M. CAMPBELL, of Buncombe.
For Congress, Sixth District:
JOHN D. BELLAMY, of New HanoTer.
HOW THEY BLUNDERED
THE . PHILIPPINES
Mr. McKinley and they who sup
port his imperialistic policy declare
that in accepting the sovereignty of
the Philippines we assumed obliga-"
tions and one of these obligations is
to keep pegging away at the Fili
pinos until they recognize that sov
ereignty, lay down their arms and
pay their respects to the flag of the
United States. They further say as
a justification for continuing the war
that the "-f 'insurrection" is practi
cally confined to the Tagalos and to
a comparatively, small number of
these, and to the island of Luzon,
although we have soldiers in all of
the principal islands and there has
been more or less fighting on all of
Just about this time, as the elec
tion draws on, it will be considered
expedient to report progress in the
way of pacification and we will doubt
less be told officially that the war is
. again at an end, and that all this
racket the anti-expansionists have
been making was for nothing and
showed what poor prophets they
were when they said we never could
reduce the Philippines to submission
and establish supremacy over them,
They have called the anti-expansionists
"traitors," &c, for asserting that
this thing cannot be done, or at least
that it would take an indefinitely
long time to do it, and then' that it
would be at a cost of life and treasure
out.of all proportion to the victory
The expansionist deny that
- they are aiming at the subjugation
of the people of those islands, while
they are shooting them down every
day and. insist that . all they aBk is
that the "rebels" in arms lay llown
their arms and acknowledge the au
thority of the United States, which
simply means to confess that they
are subjugated. Further 'than that
they will proclaim nothing, nor give
any assurance that it is not the in
tention to hold these people as sub
ejects of the United States, while the
"opponents of expansion that is for
cible expansion have a policy which
they say and believe would bring
peace and put a stop to the unne
cessary expenditure of treasure and
sacrifice of lives. They would as
sure the Filipinos that it is not our
purpose to hold them in subjuga
' tion, but to occupy the islands only
so long as it may be necessary to es
tablish order and stable government
when wo will withdraw and turn the
government over to them at they
thought and believed we would do
when they united their arms with
ours to drive the Spaniards out.
There is in the Philadelphia Times
of Monday an interesting article
based on views expressed by a Scotch
merchant who was for many years a
resident of Iloilo, and spent some
! time in Philadelphia, on his way to
visit Scotland. These views were
so nearly identical with the views of
an eminent Englishman who is
thoroughly "familiar with the Fili
pinos, writing in the London Na
tional Review, that the Times couples
both to show hotr the advocates of
forcible expansion have blundered
In the Philippines. We . qnote the
article because taken as a whole, it
is a strong argument in favor of Mr.
Bryan' contention against the
policy of imperialism, the inevitable
result of persisting in the blunder.
"It has already been observed that
the President's elaborate apology for J
the course of the administration in the i
ArXa voa nmAwh&t lackincr in .
lucidity and frankness in the statement j
of facts,anatnaia kuowi m
actual situation there must impair
force of his argument. -
'It happened that only last ween a
Scottish merchant who has . been long
resident in the Philippines, for the past
ten years at Iloilo, and who had taken
the occasion of the interruption of bis
business to visit his home, stopped in
Philadelphia, where he has friends
who know and esteem him as a man
of sound judgment and broad knowl
edge of affairs. To them he spoke
modestly but frankly of the deplora
ble muddle into which we have been
brought. He was entirely and cor
dially friendly to the Americans,
but his conclusion was. that our
officials had forever blundered
away their opportunity to con
ciliate the Filipinos, and that there
remained only the alternative of mak
ing terms with them or undertaking a
war of suppression that would require
a regular army of not less than a hun
dred thousand men for a long term of
years. . At present, he said, we are
making absolutely no progress, out
fiidn the few torts inadequately held,
and though Aguinaldo no longer
maintained an organized army in the
field, his authority among the people
was more complete than ever.
"The current number of the Nation
al Review, that one of the London
reviews that gives most constant, in
telligent and friendly attention to
American affairs, contains an article
entitled 'Will the United States With
draw from the Philippines?' The
writer is John Foreman, the author of
a standard work on the Philippine
Islands referred to as authority by the
first United States Commission, and
one of those invited to Paris to give
expert advice in the formulation of a
treaty of the peace. He also was
friendly to the American occupation,
but his view of the dreadful mess we
have made of it is so closely identical
with that presented by the indepen
dent observer just mentioned that the
coincidence is startling.
"It appears to Mr. Foreman 'that
the United States Government en
tered upon the conquest of the Phil
ippines under a misconception of
many points1 and the sad part is
that this misconception seems still to
Drevail at Washington. To achieve
such an end 'two conquests must
need be made simultaneously, the
military and the moral. In the Phil
ippines the latter was apparently
overlooked or not even thought of.'
From the outset, he insists, as others
have insisted, 'it was a mistake to
treat the Christian Philippine popu
lation like savages ignorant of west
ern civilization, considering that there
are thousands of Filipinos mentally
equal to the invading forces and com
parable in intellectual training with
the average middle clas3 European.'
Mr. Foreman does not blame the ill
conduct of the Americans so much for
the acts themselves' as for the 'bad pol
icy of their commission.' Under the
circumstances, as he explains, 'the
probability of the Americans ever gain
ing the sympathy and acquiescence of
the natives is very remote. Unless the
Americans are prepared to maintain a
large permanent army in the islands,
there seems to be no prospect of their
ever being able to administer the inte
rior of the archipelago. Their whole
system of government, which might
appear to the Anglo Saxon mind rea
sonable enough in principle, clashes
everywhere with the instincts, ideas,
traditions and aspirations of the Fili
pinos.' "It is to be observed, by the way,
that those who have lived in the
Philippines do not speak so con
temptuously as Mr. McKinley does of
the 'minority' who are seeking to
govern. There are other races than
the Tagalos, but they are all one in
their desire for independence. Mr.
Foreman quotes Agoncillo, whom he
refers to respectfully: 'Independence
or death, or perpetual warfare, is the
only concise answer I can give to any
conditional peace overture." Agon
cillo is but of the country, but the
merchant from. Iloilo of whom we
have spoken told of another prominent
Filipino whom he met just before he
sailed, who assured him that the war
would not abate and that they could
carry it on for ten years without ex
haustion. Can we carry it on so longt
"Mr. Foreman thinks there is a way
out, but it is not the McKinley way.
'America,' he says, 'is undoutedJy in a
dilemma over the Philipine question
and we do not want to see her become
the laughing stock of Europe. I be
lieve there are thousands on both sides
of the Atlantic who would gladly see
her extricate herself with honor. It
can be done.' His recommendation is
to 'gradually but conditionally relin
quish control over the islands,' an
nouncing that policy at once, and he
outlines a plan for the government
of the Philippine Protectorate that be
believes would be acceptable and that
would secure to the United States "all
the rightful advantages of occupation
without its evils.
"What Mr. Foreman writes is abso
lutely without reference to American
politics. He is not concerned with the
effect on our home institutions. He
has no objection to expansion. He is
in favor of it. While there was no ne
cessity for our going to the Philip-,
pines, it would have done no harm if
we had had a policy. The policy of
attraction, the moral conquest, would
have been best. If not that, then a
policy of coercion in earnest, if we
were still . bent on conquest "But
seemingly to appease the Washington
political wiseacres, ignorant of the
conditions of the archipelago or its
Asiatic inhabitants, a wavering policy
was initiated, and we are now . wit
nessing a sorry spectacle of useless
bloodshed, which, 'for the sake of hu
manity,' we should be glad to see
brought to a speedy close through any
legitimate channel." So should we
all. But the President thinks this
would be 'desertion.' "
The Times is not a partisan paper,
and it is not an enemy of the ad
ministration, nor an extreme Oppo
nent of expansion, if there' be de
fence for it, but it here quotes the
opinions of disinterested witnesses,
showing where and how the McKin
ley administration has blundered,
how it persists in the blundering, and
the way out without sacrificing any
more honor than has already been
sacrificed. We quoted a few days
ago from an interviewwith an army
officer, juBt returned to Washington
from Manila, who, after expressing
the opinion that it would take a
large army and twenty-two instead
of two years to conquer these peo
ple, followed it up by predicting
that even if the Republican party
were continued in power it would
before the next four years expire
find some pretext to get out of the
f niuppinea ana would mase a "mas
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chills, fevers, malaria and general bad
health. 25c A red cross on the label
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ttwT iYiMY. Jos. C. Shkpaed. Jr.. and
J. Hicks Bxmniio.
AN OBJECT LESSON.
The Democratic National
form demands courts 01
for the hearing and settlement oi
between corporations and
! their employes, the object being to
; thus prevent strikes, the derange
I mants of buBinesB, and the losses to
T , .
j the corporations, the employes and
j the public resulting from these
strikes. The coal miners' striae
just inaugurated in Pennsylvania is
a striking object lesson showing the
necessity for such courts. If this
strike becomes as general in the
anthracite region as it promises to
become it will involve about 145,000
workmen, and there is great proba
bility that it may in a short while
draw in the miners in the soft coal
mines of Pennsylvania and adjacent
States and possibly also the railroad.
men operating the coal trains.
In this event not only 'the- facto
ries and other establishments; which
use hard coal, bnt the steamships,
steamboats, electric Btreet cars, elec
tric light plants, water works, etc.,
and the public generally would be
come the sufierers, for it would
jnean a coal famine, which, aside
'from the business inconveniences,
would be with the approach of cold
weather a very serious business.
Already, just at the beginning of
the strike, some of the companies
have announced an advance of 25
cents a ton on hard coal, which will
doubtless be followed by other ad
vances as the strike progresses, and
in addition to this speculators will
take advantage of the condition to
buy up and corner the coal in sight,
make their own prices and the pub
lic will suffer accordingly. This is
where the public becomes interested
in these labor disturbances, and this
is why it is much interested in see-
may be averted.
OF DEMOCRATIC CLUBS
To Meet Next Wednesday la Raleigh A
, Large Attendance Expected Prom
ioent Speakers Will Be There.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, Sept. 19. The State
Convention of Democratic Clubs will
meet here next Wednesday and a large
attendance of delegates and prominent
Democrats is expected. To day Sena
tor Daniel, ofVirginia, and Governor
Stone, of Missouri, were invited to be
present and deliver speeches. It is be -lieved
that they will accept Other
speakers will be Hon. Lee S. Overman
and Hon. Dan Hugh McLean, electors
News was received here to day that
the torpedo boat Bagley, named in
honor of Worth Bagley, the first offi
cer killed in the Spanish-American
war, will be launched at Bath, Maine,
on September 25th. It will be chris
tened by Mrs. Josephus Daniels, oldest
sister of Ensign Bagley.
Chairman Simmons left this even
ing for Chatham county, to be present
at the trial of the judges of election in
Williams township, who are charged
with violation of the election law.
These judges were recently bound over
by a fusion justice of the peace and a
bill of indictment has been found
against them, charging that they did
not properly label the boxes and failed
to perform their duties with relation to
depositing ballots in boxes.
SIXTY.FKST REGIMENT, C. S. A.
Interesting Sketch Written by Capt. N. A.
Ramsey, of Durham, N. C.
On the third pace of the Stab this
morning may be found an interesting
sketch of the Sixty-first regiment N.
C. Troops, C. S. A., written in an ac
curate and pleasing style by Capt N.
A. Ramsey, of Durham, who com
manded Company D, of the regiment
during "the war. The regiment,
of which Capt Ramsey's paper treats,
was organized in Wilmington and a
major portion of the field and staff of
ficers were from this city. Companies
comprising the regiment were for the
most part made up of men from Samp
son, Beaufort Craven, Chatham, Le
noir, Wilson, New Hanover, Martin,
Ashe, Onslow and Jones counties.
Included in the sketch is a clipping
of an article from the Wilmington
Journal, telling of the bombardment
of Battery Wagner, near Charleston,
and the , conspicuous and courageous
conduct of Robert Winship Stedman,
a brother of ex- Lieutenant Governor
Chaa. M. Btedman and Sheriff-elect
Frank H. Stedman of this city.
There are other features of the sketch
which make it of much local interest.
Copies of the paper, containing the ar
ticle may be purchased at this office.
Cleared $250 Dollars.
The ladies succeeded yesterday
morning in disposing of the greater
portion of the cream and cake which
had been left over from the reception
the night before and the already large
sum for the Galveston sufferers was
swelled still more. It was estimated
yesterday afternoon that the enter
tainment netted about $250. To Mr.
H. K. Holden, who was one of the in
stigators of the movement and
worked so valiantly towards making
it a success, and to Mrs. J. D. Smith,
lady manager who prepared -the
programme, is due much credit for
the success of the entertainment.
To accommodate those who are partial
to the use of atomizers in applying
liquids into the nasal passages for ca
tarrhal troubles, the- proprietors pre
pare Cream Balm in liquid form, which
will be known as Ely's Liquid Cream
Balm. Price including the spraying
tube is 75 cents. Druggists or by mail.
The liquid form embodies the medi-
cinai properties oi me soiia prepara
tion. Cream Balm is quickly absorbed
by the membrane and does not dry up
me secretions but changes them to a
natural and healthy character. Ely
Brothers, 56 Warren street N. Y. t
MERGER & EVANS CO.
New Wilmington Concern Will
Apply for Incorporation
A BIG DEPARTMENT STORE
WIU Be Conducted oa Princess Street
Bexloning Aboat October 15th Will
Occupy Two Buildings and Car
ry An Up-to-Date Stock.
Application will be made to-day
through Messrs. Bryan & McNeill,
attorneys, for incorporation papers
for the "Mercer & Evans Company,"
which will succeed . the well known
wholesale and retail shoe firm of
Messrs. Mercer & Evans, No. 115 Prin
cess street The capital stock of the
new company is $14,000, divided into
280 shares of the par value of $50 each.
The privilege to increase to an amount
as deemed best by the stockholders is
reserved in the application for incor
poration.- The period of duration
asked for is 30 years ' and the stock
holders are J. B. Mercer, M. L. Mer
cer and S. S. Drew, all of this city.
The incorporation of the new com
pany means that Wilmington is soon
to have a new and up-to-date depart
ment store, conducted strictly on
business principles and upon a cash
basis, thereby ensuring to patrons all
the advantages accruing from a clean
business, with no profit and loss ac
count. On October 1st the store ad
joining the present location of Messrs.
Mercer & Evans and occupied by Mr.
W. V. Hardin will come into posses
sion of the Mercer & Evans Company
and both stores will be. thrown into
one. Contractors will then be put to
work and the three floors of both
buildines will be thoroughly remod
elled and put in excellent form for the
needs of such a business as the new
I comDanv nronoses to conduct. With
I 2i i . a j i :
all the alterations and extensions the
proprietors of the'store will then have
upwards of 6,000 feet of floor space,
every available inch of which, Mr.
Mercer, the senior member of the firm,
says, will be filled with the newest and
most up to date line of dry goods and
notions he can purchase in the North
ern markets for which he will leave
The formation of the new company
and the launching out into the depart
ment store world does not mean an
abandonment of the sho3 business, for
which the firm of Mercer & Evans has
long been famous. Mr. Mercer says
he will add new features to his shoe
line and make it more up-to-date, elimi
nating all but standard and guaran
teed manufactures. The new company
retains the agency for the Douglas
shoes for men and boys and the Dut
tenhofer's for ladies and misses. All
shoes in the present stock, except the
Jines that will be retained, are now
being sold at a sacrifice many of
them at and below cost to make room
for the new goods.
Work: on remodelling the present
store occupied by the, firm has been
commenced on the second and third
floors, and on October 1st work on the
adjoining store will be begun and
pushed as rapidly as possible.
The Mercer & Evans Company hope
to have their new business in full blast
by October 15th. Additional clerical
force has already been secured and
the Stab predicts a successful busi
ness for the new concern from the
BRYAN AND STEVENSON BANNER.
Received Yesterday by the First Ward
from a Gentleman In Fayettevllle.
President John N. Bennett, of the
Bryan and Stevenson Club of the First
Ward, yesterday received a hand
somely painted and appropriately de
signed banner for the club which was
organized last Friday night for the
It was designed and painted by Mr.
T. T. Wright of Fayettevllle, and is
"set off" in fine shape by an excellent
likeness of Bryan. The words "Bryan
aud Stevenson Club" are handsomely
finished in a curvature over tbe paint
ing of the "nation's favorite" and be
neath the picture are the full names
of the national standard bearers.
. In a letter accompanying the gift,
Mr. Wright says:
"Allow me the pleasure of present
ing to this club, this banner as a token
of the love and friendship I have for
all true Democrats in Wilmington.
The banner was painted by myself
and I hope it will be appreciated by
all true Democrats in your city. I
trust New Hanover will again be
among the many counties that will
help swell the great majority that
will be given in November to Bryan
and Stevenson by our good Old State.
"T. T. Wright, Painter."
REMOVED TO NEW QUARTERS.
Messrs. D. Newman & Son Have Moved
Into New Store.
" The store, No. 12 Market street,'
formerly occupied by Mr. Samuel
Bear, Sr., has recently been thorough
ly overhauled and nicely repainted
and is now occupied by the wholesale
dry goods and notion establishment of
Messrs. D. Newman & Son, which was
formerly located one door east of the
present new and elegant store now oc
cupied by them. The new building
affords, besides a more convenient lo
cation, every facility for doing a
larger business with more satisfaction
to customer and proprietor alike.
With a large Northern connection,
Messrs. Newman & Co. are now in a
position to sell goods at rock bottom
prices and invite customers to call on
them at the new place.
The Populists of Cumberland
county are arranging for a big "Far
mers' Dinner," which is construed to
mean one of their "monster indigna
tion meetings," in Flea Hill township
on Friday, September 21st The Har
nett Populists are arranging for an
other at Dunn, N. 0., on the follow
ing Saturday. - Butler is advertised to
speak at both.
THE UNITED STATES COURT,
Next Term Will Last Oaly One Week, i
u Notice to Jurors and Witnesses.
Mr. W. H. Shaw, Deputy Clerk of
the United States Court, yeUerday re
ceived a letter from Judge Purnell,
stating that he had again been desig nated
as a member of the Circuit Court
of Appeals which meets in Richmond
on November 6th, and would be able
to be here for only one week of the
October term, which convenes on the
29 th. It was therefore ordered that
jurors, witnesses and defendants be
here on Monday at noon instead of
Tuesday as prderded before and that
the regular business of the term be
taken up immediately so as to finish
the docket, if possible, by the end of
There was some delay in opening the
last term and for this reason it is be
lieved that the docket can be cleared
in time for Judge Purnell to leave for
Richmond as appointed. However, in
the event the docket cannot be cleared,
Judge Purnell writes that an adjourn
ment may be taken until January.
The Stab is authorized to say that
jurors living along the Carolina Cen
tral and W. C. & A. railroads need
not come to the city before Monday on
the trains arriving at 12:05 and 1:20
o'clock P. M. respectively.
Pender Wants Special Term.
Pender county Superior Court ad
journed Saturday night at 12 o'clock.
No cases of unusual interest were
tried. Only one of the many cases
against the W. & W. Railroad Com
pany for the burning over of lands
was disposed of and that was in favor
of the defendant company. It was
brought by Mr. D. J. McMillan for
damages claimed in the sum of $250.
The other cases of which there are
twenty or more will come up at a
special term which the bar has request
ed the Governor to call on December
16th At a meeting of the attorneys
it was decided to request the Governor
to send to hold the special term, Jude
Fred Moore, who presided with such
general satisfaction over the term just
0 ILVESTON'S MAYOR GRATEFUL.
Acting Mayor Springer Received Telegram
of Thanks from Texas City.
The following telegram acknowl
edging receipt of the $500 appropria
tion recently made by the city to the
Galveston sufferers through Mayor
Jones, r-f Galveston, is self explan
atory: W. E Springer, Acting Mayor of Wil
mington: Your telegram of the 13th came
duly to hand, and we wish to thank
the Aldermen and the citizens of Wil
mington for their prompt and gener
ous assistance to ns in our suffering.
We note that you have forwarded a
check for $500, which upon receipt
will be turned over to the finance
committee and promptly expended
through the relief committee. Ac
cept for your Board of Aldermen and
your citizens the deepest apprecia
tion of the Galveston storm sufferers.
W. C. Jones, Mayor.
VOTERS OP GERMAN DESCENT.
Objects of Especial Solicitude Amoog the
Voters of German descent are ob
jects of especial solicitude among Re
publican managers and organs now-a-days,
owing to their scarce-concealed
fear that this influential class of citi
zens may desert the grand old party on
the issue of Imperialism. The power
ful Stoats Zeitung in New York is
supporting Bryan this year, although
in 1896 it was one of his stoutest and
most formidable antagonists, and the
drift of German-American sentiment
thus far seems to vindicate the paper's
position before its wide reading con
stituency. If the Stoats Tieitung's flop
should correctly indicate the national
attitude of the German vote Boss
Hanna's perplexities would be seri
ously increased. This vbte cannot be
bought; it must be argued into con
viction and compliance.
COTTON CROP CONDITIONS.
Drooght Relieved by Abundant Rains, Bnt
Too Late to Be of Material Benelit.
Storm Damage la Texas.
By Telegrapn to the Morning star.
Washington, September 18. Fol
io wing is the weekly summary of crop
conditions issued by the Weather
The drouehtv conditions in the At
lantic coast districts have been relieved
by the abundant rains, which, how
ever, came too late to be of material
benefit to many crops. Drought con
tinues in the Ohio and central Missis
sippi valleys and portions of the lower
Heavy rains have caused damage to
cotton in South Carolina, Georgia,
Florida and Alabama. No improve
ment in the condition of cotton is re
ported from the central portion of the
cotton belt except in Southern Lou
isiana, where as a whole the prospects
are somewhat better, while in Texas
the tropical storm of the 8th and 9th
completely .destroyed the crop in the
southern portion of its path and dam
aged it in the central and northern
portions. Outside of the storm area
cotton made favorable progress in
Texas, though insects caused damage
in some localities. The reports gener
ally indicate that cotton is opening
rapidly and that picking is well ad
vanced and will be completed at a
much earlier date than usual.
The Manchester Guardian says that
at present there is not the slightest
prospect of a prolonged scarcity of cot
ton. The paper adds: Whatever the
American crop, it is certain the con
sumption of American cotton will be
substantially reduced by the abun
dance of tbe Indian crop now ap-
Capt Wm. H. Wilds and Wm. Rus
sell, a negro, were run over by a train
and instantly killed at Tuscaloosa,
Ala. Capt Wilds- was a prominent
We offer One Hundred Dollars Rew&a for
any case of Catarrh that cannot be cored by
Hall's Catarrh Cure. .
F. J. CHENEY & CO Props., Toledo, O.
We, the anderslfrnea. have known F. J. Che
ney tor the last is years, and believe him per
fectly honorable In all business transactions,
and financially able to carry oat any obligation
made by their nrm.
West & tbuax, Wholesale Drogtrists, Toledo, O.
Walding, Kinnan& habyin, wholesale Drng
Hall's Catarrh Cure 1b taken Internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system. Price, 75o. per bottle. Bold by all
drngglste. Testimonials free.
tiau's jramuy trua are tne nest. t
LOSS OF LIFE BY
THE GREAT STORM
The Governor of Texas Says
It Cannot Be Less Than
THE DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.
Estimated That It Will Reich $20,000,000.
The Conditions In Galveston Improv
ing Relief Measures Sani
tary Matters Railroads.
by TeleKrapn to tne Morning star.
Houston, Texas, September 19.
Gov. Joseph D. Sayers to-night wired
the following statement to the Associ
' -The situation to-night in all parts
of the stricken district so far as known
to me is improved and will, I believe,
should we have fair weather, continue
to improve. The method of distribut
ing the benefactions of these people
has become systematized and has been
reduced to the lowest expenses possi
ble, and in this I have had the hearty
and voluntary assistance of the rail
way x express, telegraph and telephone
companies, all of whom- have
promptly and witnout cnarge trans
mitted supplies and messages, besides
contributing to the relief of the suf
ferers. Galveston is being managed
by its own municipal authorities, sup
plemented by the assistance of com
mittees composed of the best citizens
and also by the aid of Gen. Scurry.
"The loss of life occasioned by the
storm in Galveston and elsewhere on
the southern coast cannot be less than
12,000 lives, while the loss of property
will probably aggregate $20,000,000.
Notwithstanding this severe affliction,
I have every confidence that the
stricken districts will rapidly revive,
and that Galveston will from her pres
ent desolation and sorrow arise with
renewed strength and vigor."
Conditions in Galveston. .
Galveston, Tex., Sept .19. Normal
conditions are fast being restored in
Galveston. The work of clearing the
streets of debris continues unabated
and all relief work is now thoroughly
systematized. Several human bodies
were found today. HO attempt wa?
made to identify them and they were
John Sealy, the chairman of the Fi
nance Committee, made the following
statement to day : "An inquiry as to
the funds is pertinent and the public
should be informed. In the first place
I am not paying out any7 money to
any one except on the order of Wm.
A. McVittie, chairman7 of the relief
committee. What we are looking
after now is the immediate relief of
those in distress, such as fur
nishing clothes food and the
payment of the men who are
working on the streets, cleaning up
the debris and burning dead bodies.
On the 18ttt inst we began paying
these $1.59 per day and furnishing
supplies for their families. Men who
are not working and whocannot show
tickets to the effect that they have
been employed, getno supplies.
"The question of judicious distribu
tion of all funds will be taken up by
the central committee and a plan
worked out for the best interest and
benefit of alL Each member of the
committee has under consideration
some suggestion and a general plan
will be perfected at an early date,
"A full record of every description
has been kept which I will publish in
due time in connection with the lists
Gov. iSayers has received at Ausjtin.
The Governor and I think best n6t to
publish these lists up-til matters are
more settled. I am ready at any time
the Governor advises to publish the
entire list The mayor is turning over
to me all moneys he receives.
"Everything is working with perfect
system, harmoniously and intelli
gently between the officials and the
different committees. The Governor
has aided us greatly with his zeal and
interest in our trouble "
Small Number Wounded.
Dr. Donaldson, chief surgeon of a
New York newspaper corps, says it
will not be necessary for visiting sur
geons to remain here for more than
two or three days. He has written an
article for a medical journal comment
ing upon the comparatively small
number of seriously wounded persons
by saying that most of those so
wounded were drowned, but says it is
surprising that more people, especially
women and childen, did not become ill
f rom-such trying experiences.
The losses to the life insurance com
panics are estimated at $500,000. Most
of those who carried old line life
policies escaped. The fraternal orders-
will lose quite heavily.
Dead Over 5,000.
The most reliable information ob
tainable places the dead between 5,000
and 5,500. A census bureau was es
tablished and placed in operation to
day. A mortuary bureau has also been
opened where relatives or f rielids are
to make oath of the known death of
persons lost in the storm. These bu
reaus will materially assist in a more
accurate record of the dead.
Insurance Inspector J. G. Youens
has begun to go over the city to make
a detailed report of the houses des
troyed. The fire insurance companies
are arranging to refund a pro rata on
policies on houses and furniture where
they have been entirely destroyed by
the hurricane and the holders thereof
want them cancelled.
Dr. George fl. Lee, inspector of hos
pitals and dispensaries, to-day made a
favorable report on the sanitary condi
tion of the city.
Estimates to Remove Debris.
At a meeting of the General Relief
Committee to-day no one was found
who would undertake the job of re
moving the city's debris on contract
as all state it would be impossible to
make a definite estimate.BThe nearest
estimate expert wreckers will make is
2,000 men, ninety days, to clear away
the debris and set all of the bodies out,
and'that this will cost half a million
dollars. The board adopted a resolu
tion stating that it was its opinion that
the best way to solve the problem of
clearing away the debris was to let a
contract to some one to do the work.
They recommend to the General Com
mittee that this be done.
Lumberton Argus: Friday
night the dwelling house of Mr. Lewis
Jenkins, who lives about eight miles
from Lumberton, in Britt's township,
was burned. The fire was discovered
in time to save only a sewing machine,
an organ and some bedding. The nre
is supposed to have originated from a
spark in some wood lying near the
fireplace. Mr. H. E. Haman, of
Wlsnart's township, informs. us tnat
Mr. Joseph Bryant was digging a well
on his place last week, and about 12
feet from the top of the ground he
found a pipe, apparently in good con
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Thirteen Thousand Dollars la Gold Taken
by Three Armed Men Desperadoes
Escaped With Their Plunder.
By Telegrapn to tbe Moraine star.
Winnemtjooa, Nev., September 19.
The First National Bank was robbed
of about $13,000 at. noon to-day by
three men, who entered the front door
of the building and with revolvers
made all present throw up their hands.
There were five people in the bank at
the time Cashier Nixon, Assistant
Cashier McBride, Bookkeeper Hill,
Stenographer Calhoun and a hotse-
buyer named Johnson. The robbers
threatened with instant death the first
man who made a show of resistance.
One robber, at the point of a pistol,
made Cashier Nixon open the safe and
take from it three sacks of gold coin.
They threw this in an ore sack together
with all the gold coin in the office
drawer. The robbers then marched
the five men out through a back door
to an alley, where three horses were
waiting. The five men were kept cov
ered with guns until the desperadoes
mounted their horses and escaped. The
whole affair occurred - in about five
minutes. An alarm was quickly given
and several shots were fired at the des
peradoestas they sped through the town.
but without effect The robbers re
turned the shots, but no one was hit
Officers and armed citizens have started
in pursuit of the robbers, who took a
course up the river. A posse has also
started from Gold Uonda to head them
off. and it is thought they cannot
FAVORABLE FOR MR. BRYAN.
Chairman Jones' Forecast of the Election
in the Eastern States, West Vir
ginia and Maryland.
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
New York, Sept 19. Senator Jas.
K. Jones left for Chicago this evening.
Before he left he said: "The situation
in tbe Eat is very favorable for the
election of Mr. Bryan. It has im
proved wonderfully since I last was
here The situation in this State is
excellent, so far as the election of Mr.
Bryan and the State ticket is concern
ed. The ' situation in the States of
Connecticut and .New Jersey exceed
the expectations I had before this, my
last visit, and I am very hopeful that
Mr. Bryan will carry these 8tates. I
am sure that he will carry West Vir
ginia and Maryland, and I might say
that Delaware can safely be placed in
the Democratic column."
Senator Jones does not expect to re
turn to this city before election day.
The sub committee will have full
charge of the campaign in the East.
According to information given out
at headquarters ex Secretary of State
Olney will speak before the Iroquois
Club of Chicago, soon, for Bryan.
Judge Dunne, of Chicago, and a mem
ber of the club, returned from Europe
last ' Saturday. On his arrival Mr.
McNeal telegraphed him to await him
in this city. They met and went to
Boston, where an invitation was given
to Mr. Olney and he accepted. The
date was not named.
DR. HUNTER McQUIRE
at His Home Near Richmond, Va ,
from a Stroke of Paralysis.
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Richmond. Va., Sept. 19. Dr.
Hunter McGuire, who was Stonewall
Jackson's medical director, died at his
country house near this city this
morning from the effects of a stroke of
paralysis sustained six months ago.
He was One of the most eminent sur
geons in the South.
He was born in Winchester, Oct 11,
1835, and received his medical educa
tion there and at Philadelphia. He
headed the movement which brought
from Philadelphia to Richmond some
three hundred Southern medical
students during the excitement inci
dent to the John Brown raid ; had filled
the chair of surgery in the Medical
College of Virginia, and founded the
University College of Medicine
He was the author ofjseveral import
ant medical works, had served in lead
ing positions in medical and surgical
organizations of the country, and was
chairman of the History Committee of
the Grand Camp of Virginia, Confed
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Kinston Free Press: Monday
afternoon Deputy Collector Cameron
paid Conductor Royall, on the A. &
N. C.j a cash fare from Qoldsboro to
Kinston. Everyone knows the fare
paid to conductors is in excess of the
fare when tickets are bought For the
excess fare Mr. Cameron asked for
and received a rebate check., The
check calls for a certain amount of
money, and the deputy claims should
bear a documentary 2 cent stamp. It
is intended to have a test case made.
Some time ago, just previous to
the election, it will be remembered
that Mr. R. R. Carr, of near Wil
low Green, Greene county, was as
saulted by two negroes. He was
struck several times over the
head with a chair by one of them and
was severely injured. The negroes
escaped, and a reward of $100 was
offered for their capture. We have
heard it rumored that one of the fel
lows was captured in Greene county.
All trace of the otherjjne, Albert Bar
rett was lost until last night when
Detective J. Geo. Wolfe and officer
F. M. Barham, of Norfolk, Va., came
to Kinston from that city, bringing
the negro to Kinston, and placing
him in jail. They left early this morn
ing for Snow Hill with their prisoner,
where they will claim the reward. The
negro had been shadowed in Norfolk
for several days, and when his iden
tity was beyond question the arrest
was made. He was simply paralyzed
Clarkton JExpress: For the
last two months some negroes living
on the west side of Waccamaw Lake
have been terrorized by the visitations
of a strange creature which according
to them was his Satanic Majesty, mi
nus the pitchfork.
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AS TO CHINA.
Great Britain and Germany Are
Aligned Against France
mr. Mckinley in a dilemma
Both Sides Seeking Adherence of the U.
S. Government Chinese Minister
Trying to Influence the Uov
ernment Against Germany.
By Telegraph to the Horninic Star.
Washington, September 19. With
the German proposition to post pot' f
peace negotiations with China uutii
the persons responsible for tbe Pekin
outrages are punished and the French
and Russian notification of the pur
pose of, those governments to beein
such negotiations at once awaiting
him, the President found much matter
of importance to dispose of. upon his
arrival in Washington from Canton
this morning. He lost no time in no
tifying the officials he desired to con
sult on his return and the rday was
largely given up to private discussion.
Although it was stated that no answer
would be ready to the German noip
to-day, it appeared that the President,
after talking over the situation with
Attorney General Griggs, Acting See
retary Hill and Assistant Secretary
Adee, had arrived at a conclusion as to
the nature of the response that should
be made. d.r. Adee spent the after
noon consulting Acting Secretary Bill
and in drafting the note of response,
but all information as to its natuiu
was refused at the State Department .
It is said that the note is to be gone
over carefully at a further meeting be
tween the President and such of his
advisers as are in the city. The Ger-
man government apparently is sbx
ious for a speedy answer, as Barou
Sternberg paid two Visits to the Sta it
Department after the German note
was delivered. The Chinese minister
also was twice at the State Department
to-day, seeking to influence the gov -ernment
not to agree to the joint action
suggested in the German note.
No Final Action.
Washington, September 19. Au
important conference over the answer
to the German note was held at the
White House to-night The parties, to
the conference were the President,
Attorney-General Griggs, the only
cabinet officer in the city, Dr. Hill,
acting Secretary of State, Assistant
Secretary of State Adee, and General
Corbin, who by executive order is
acting Secretary of War. The Presi
dent entertained these gentlemen at
dinner and the subsequent conference
lasted until 11 o'clock:. At its close
one of the participants said that no
final action had been taken.
It is understood, however, that U;
answer of this government as now
framed, is in effect a diplomatic ref ush!
to accede to the German proposal.
Peace Negotiations to Begin.
Washington, September 19. The
first definite determination to begin
peace negotiations with China seems to
have been reached by the French and
Russian governments, which have
made known their purposes to pro
ceed with negotiations with Li Hung
Chang and Prince Ching, as soon
as feasible. This doubtless will have
an important influence on the present
negotiations, which are hinging to a
considerable extent on the opening of
peace negotiations. Within the last
J few days the United States minister at
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been seen frequently at the office of
the French Minister of Foreign Affairs,
M. Delcassse, and it is understood that
sentiments of the most friendly
accord haye been exchanged between
the two countries.
The Powers Dividing.
The conclusion reached from tbe
day's developments is that the powers
are dividine as to China and that at
present Germany and Great Britain
stand aligned against France and
Russia, while both sides are seeking
the adherence of the United States
The issue appears to be made up in
such shape as to dismiss further hope
of obtaining that harmony of action
respecting China that the President
has been seeking so far, and the point
apparently has been reached where the
United States must take sides or at
once proceed to act entirely indepen
dent of the powers in reaching a settle
ment The Chinese government is
urging the latter course upon the State
Department but thus far there has
been a restraining force in the desire
to avoid making the United States the
first of the powers to break the solid
front that has been maintained up to
the present time in dealing with
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