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THE HELL RAISING PLAHK.
One plank of the Republican na
tional platform is not only rank
ectionalism, but a pieco of the most
Infamous tlomagoguery to get the
negro voto in tho North. In dis
cussing this plank under the head
ing of "liaising a Soctional Issue,"
that able paper, the Philadelphia
Record, sizes up the situation with a
trne insight to its inwardness. Sajs
The sneaking character of the Chl
chlcaco platform especialty betrays
itself lo the resolution favoring auch
Congressional action as shall deter
mine whether the electoral franchise
has been "unconstitutionally limited"
la any States, and In such demanding
tbfl reduction of representation of
tbes Htaics in Congress and in the
electoral csliege. Bucb ia the half-
th? ;ou'.h that hare protected their
political institution! by an educational
quiltfication for ihe suffrage.
If an? doathern States violate the
Constitution b7 depriving masses of
lg i raulT'Toea of the exercise of the
biiin; tfi Couris of the Untied States
areci for tmti uft the validity of such
taxation. But toe architect! of the
Cnicaeo platform threaten to try the
CDDiiiutiotia!ity of the franchise laws
of tue several Slates not in the Courts,
bu: by pirtisan majorities in Congress.
Tut-re is no, much difficulty in per
ceiv cg the sectional motive of this
induce to the Southern 8Utes in re
gard to the elective franchise. When
ever the qjettiou of toe suffrage baa
came up lu the Federal Supreme Court
"It has uniformly decided that thequal
lacalious for the elective fran-
- cbi are to be dealt with
by the seveial Slates. Ilence the
covert threat of taking this question
fro ii the courts and turning it over
to pariy majorities In Congress. The
Bouih?rn people are threatened with
as-n-ioiigl and racial issue over the
iutf.-agH in the effort' of Republican
poMlciaos to persuade the negro that
they are his only friends, and that
the i-etnccrats are til worst enemies.
Tnfre am thousands of colored votera
in the Northern 8tater, and in order
to retain their votes the authors of
th Chicago platform do not scruple
to u se an issue calculated to inflame
lb hatred of the negro race against
tbr hlle people of the South.
I lie enemies of Southern civilisa
tion have "exhausted the judiciary"
in their efforts to place certain
- Southern States at the mercy of a
band of unscrupulous white men
and hordes of ignorant negroes.
They have zealously worked up
their deviltry in every court from
the lowest to the highest in the
land, and having failed in their
efforts, the Roosevelt Republican
party in its platform now proposes
a moat revolutionary programme of
hell raising. The worst part of it is
that" the Southern negro will catch
it ail. Whatever is accomplished
by tho revolutionary and reck
leas undertakings of his friends
t ia Burc that there will
he nothing good in it for tho negro.
Wl . t .
ine hooseveit crowd will not even
promiao citizenship to the Filipinos
till they are prepared for it, and the
south will take care of itself when
it comes to forcing on Southern
States a ruling class which Governor
Kusselk, North Carolina's Republl
can Governor from 1894 to 1898, said
tre no more lit to rule man so
many heathen dumped down from
It has been 39 years since the war
closed and tho young men of tho
South cBpccialJy are sick of section
alism. If, however, tho people of the
ftorth permit Roosevelt and Roose
eltism to triumph in November the
boys of to day wilt be gray-haired
before they will see an end of tho
lo the people of tho American
union propose, for mere political
purposes, to permit the peace of the
People and tho adhesiveness of the
Republic to bo endangered by the
wombs of Roosevelt ?
OUR NEXT GOVERNOR.
.The Hon. R. B. Glenn is now the
choioo of the entire Democracy of
North Carolina for their next Gover
nor. Ho is an able, courageous man,
and will make a worthy successor of
Governor Aycock. The nominee is
a wheel-horse on tho stump, and as
reward for faithful services in be
half of the Democracy of our State,
he will bo enthusiastically and over
whelmingly elected on tho 8th of
North Carolina delegation
KeB to tho St. Louis convention
instructed. It may find out
what to do when it gets there.
DIRTY WORK AT WASHINGTON, j
Congressman Cowherd, chairman
of the Democratic Congressional
Committee, with his headquarters
at Washington, was forced several
days ago to protest against the ac
tion of Secretary Cortelyou in send
ing out from his department, at
government expense, statistics which
were palpably Intended for political
effect in the Presidential campaign.
They were partisan statistics, too,
concerning the cost of living com
pared to the alleged increase of
wages, and. that they are false is
borne out by every day experience
of the American people as well as
by statistics from sources more re
liable than Cortelyou has at hand.
Not content with using one de
partment for partisan purposes in
the 'campaign, there has been a
scandalous misuse of the Congres
sional Record as a campaign docu
ment. The Sta.k received a sur
prise a few days ago inhe familiar
appearance of the Congressional
Record, under the government
frank, and it turns out that this
strictly government publication,
printed at the expenso of the people,
has been made use of to circulate
two political Republican speeches
that were never made In Congress.
Two months after Congress has
adjourned tariff speeches by Repre
sentatives McCleary and Olmstead
are printed. Each of these mem
bers got the floor for five minutes to
'get leave to print" speeches that
were never spoken, and the
American people are now get
ting, two speeches of great
porportions in the Record, thinly
disguised, as campaign documents.
Ostensibly these speeches are print
ed as a number of the Congressional
Record but all over the United
States the papers are exposing the
The delegates to the Chicago con
vention nave got a great lOke on
Senator Lodge. He did all the work
and they had the fun. How joyful
Col. Bryan would be if he could get
the St. Louis convention by the urn
bilicua so as to make it perform like
the Chicago convention did when
Lodge and Roosevelt twisted the
Quoth the Washington Post:
"Senator Fairbanks' silence made
udge Parker's reticense seem al
most boisterous by comparison."
This silence among all the candi
dates on the firing line .is silent but
strong commendation of the wis
dom of the portentious silence
which Judge Parker has been kick
ing up at Esopus.
Hector Fuller, the war correspon
dent who saw everything in Port
Arthur while he was blindfolded, is
faithfully paying the Russians the
price of his ransom. His stories
will probably line up.with those un
der the Chefoo, Tokio and London
At the Chicago convention it was
charged that Gas Addlcks spent
$390,000 to obtain the election of
his henchman and elect himself a
United States Senator from Dela
ware. Addicks denied it. The
amount really did not exceed $389,
We hate to see the axe laid up
against any man a neck, but we
would refuse to show any anxiety
for particulars if Raisouli should
kidnap the fellow who raised the
tune "Four vears more of Theo
Chairman Cortelvou. of the Be-
publican national committee, is pre
paring to Ioobo his job. He declares
that he will "take no dictation."
He won't have to take it. It will be
banded over to him.
According to the Republican plat
form the tariff can be revised up or
down, whichever way the interests
and conscience of tho trusts will
admit that "the interests of the
Somebody has said that "an ex
cess of money .is a disease." We
guarantee absolute cure of that dis
AAAAhv a Blmrde touch. Don't all
speak at once.
The Charlotte News says of
Governor Aycock's speech at the
State convention: It was tne one
speech that was listened to by an
impatient convention that did not
want him to ston. We hope to give
it in full to our readers as an admi
rable defence bv a man of exalted
character of his own administration,
the 11a to several charges,
but that had to be because Aycock
loves the truth and tells it.
John Click, a
in jail at Salisbury
voung negro, Is
charged with a
criminal assault unon Cora Kelly, a
little colored girl not ten years of
ace. The crime is said to have been
committed . Wednesday night, but
the officers were unable to find the
negro until Friday morning. Mrs.
Lizzie Ward was an eye-witness to
the affair and had the warrant
issued against him. The negro de
nies the charge. ; '
After Strenuous All-Night Strug
gle the Winston Man Cap
tured the Honor.
THE PLATFORM ADOPTED.
National Defecates a linear to Be for
Parker Winston Defests Morton
and Brown Hoke for Asso
clste Justice Note?.
Special Star Telegram.l
Greensboro, N. 0., June 21 (3:30
A. M.) Permanent organization hav
ing been effected, nominating speeches
having been made and the order of
business recommended by the Stale
Committee having been discarded at
afternoon sessions of the Democratic
Stale Convention here to-day, the
balloting for candidates for Governor
was begun at 9:30 at night amid the
wildest enthusiasm and confusion, the
convention hall being packed with six
thousand delegates and interested
spectators. As was conceded by the
Btedman calculators the Winston man
led on the first ballot, the figures of
that and subsequent roll calls having
resulted as follows:
First Ballot Glenn, 653.99; Sted-
man, 419.92; Turner, 118.59; Davld
Becond Ballot Stedman, 419.621;
Glenn, 566.59,; Davldaon. 142.11 bur
ner 121.31 ; Doughton, 03. That showed
a gain, for Glenn of 13.60, for Btedman
losa of 29. for Davldaon of 16.36, and
a gain for Turner of 2.72. Glenn lacks
58 and a fraction of the nomination.
At the conclusion of the second bal
lot a member of the convention named
Stevens attempted to speak. His voice
was drowned in the roar of voices
shouting for Glenn and Btedman. He
gesticulated wildly. His arms flew
like flails. A shower of paper wads
rained upon Mm fiom amused by
standers and men gathered about him
urgiog him to proceed. Efforts on the
part of some to get Mr. Btevens to de
alst were useless. 'Finally Chairman
Doughton quietly led him from the
platform and he disappeared. At this
point many of the delegates began
clamoring for adjournment.
At 3:30 o'clock the convention re
fused to adjourn by an overwhelming
vote. The Stedman men voted wildly
in favor of adjournment. The third
ballot is now in progress. The Glenn
men are jubilant; the Btedman men
determined. The Stedman men will
atand by him to the end and are hope
ful of gaining enough recruits from
Turner and Davidson to nominate.
At 3:45 the third ballot wascomplet
ed, ahowlng Glenn,..590.66; Stedman,
448.97; Davidson, 91.56; Turner,
118.75. That is a gain of 24.06, for
Glenn; 29.35 for Stedman; a loss of
50.55 for Davidson and a loss of five
and a fraction by Turner.
The fourth ballot Is half completed
at 4:45 o'clock this morning and It is
atated by those who are watching the
count that Glenn is steadily gaining,
The fifth ballot was completed
shortly after 5 o'clock this morn
lng and showed: Glenn, 607.46; Sted
man, 457.65; Turner, 71.90; David
Opening of the Coaveotlon
Greensboro. N. C. June 23. The
greatest convention of North Carolina
Democrats ever held assembled In the
BannerWarehouse. In this city, shortly
after noon to-day for the purpose of
adopting a platform, nominating a full
State ticket, electing delegates to the
National Convention and transacting
A number of prominent men occu
rred seats upon the platform, including
the two senators, several representa
tives in Congress, a number of 8tate
officers and many well known North
It was exactly 12:18 whenBenator
F. 11. Simmons. Chairman of the State
Executive Committee, rapped to order
the convention. The session was
opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Henry
W. Battle, pastor of the FlrBt Baptist
church of this city, who invoked the
blessings of God upon the convention
and its deliberations.
Chairman Simmons reauested Wal
ter Li. Cohoon, editor or the Tarueet,
Elizabeth City, tolact as assistant sec
retary. The roll of counties was call
ed by T. J. Murphy, of this city, at the
request or the secretary, A. J. uieia,
of usieign. All or toe ninety-seven
counties were found to be represented
No Humor For Speeches.
Renator Rimmons arose to make his
address and spoke for te-n minutes, but
could not make himself heard, owing
to the continual noise made by the
vast crowd, and he introduced Uon
greasman John H. Small as temporary
chairman, saying tnat ms speecn
would be printed in tne newspapers;
that Small had a better speech than
he, though be did not have the lungs
of a jackass, and he hoped the conven
tion would give mm an auenuvo near
Congressman Small began his
Beech, but the noise and labberlng
did not seem to cease and he could not
be heard very far from the front oi tne
rostrum. He continued, however,
and made a strong Democratic speech.
Rnn. James K. Young moved the
adontion of the recommendations of
the executive commutes as to mo
. " t m A 4 a 1
order of business of the convention:
1. Permanent organization.
2. Adoption of resolutions and plat
3. Election or delegates to national
4. Nomination of candidates.
E. F. Avdlett, of Pasquotank.moved
as an amendment that the nomination
of candidates be taken up as the sec
ond matter of business. Un motion
of Louis M. Bourne, of Buncombe, the
roll of counties was called on tne
amendment with the following result,
the Glenn contingent appearing to
lead in favoring tne amendment : ayes.
805,; Nays, 441,. This means that im
mediately after the permanent organi
zation is effected the convention will
proceed to the nomination oi canal
dates. The tea congressional districts sent
up the names of the vice presidents,
WILMINGTON, N. C,
me nbers of the committees on plat
form, permanent organization and cre
dentials. The State Executive Com
mittee was as follows:
First district W. G. Lamb. Wil-
HamstonjW. B. Rodman, Washing
ton; W. e Cross. 8tatesville: H. T.
Greenleaf, Elizabeth City.
second is. Li. Travis, Halifax; IT.
A. Woodward. Wilson: J. H. Exum.
Jr., Edgecombe; J. P. Macon, War
ren. Third S. O. MIddleton. Dunlin:
James A. Bryan. Craven; W. B. Ohad
wlck, Carteret; H. A. Grady, Bamp-
Fourth James R. Youner. Wake:
R. H. Havs. ET. S. Abell. Johnston:
John C. Drewry. Wake.
uutn John J. Nelson. Guilford:
B. S. Rovster. Granville: J. S. Man
ning. Durham: EL D. Reid. Rocklne-
Sixth W. H. Bernard, New Han
over; J. B. Underwood, Cumberland;
O. L. Clark. Bladen: George H. Bel
Seventh J. K. Blair. Montgomery :
T. B. Bailey, Davie; 8. W. Finch, D.
E. Mclver. Moore.
Eighth R. A. Crowell, Stanley :R.
N. Hackelt, Wilkes; L. lE. Heillg,
Rowan; J. R. Lewellyn, Surry.
Ninth B. K. Kay. W. u. Williams.
Heriot Clarkson, Mecklenburg; T. N.
Tenth W. W. Zachary, Transylva
nia; W. E. Moore, Jackson; J. C.
Mills, Rutherford; E. H. House, Mc
Dowell. The afternoon Session
Greessboro. N. C, June
the afternoon session Governor Ay
cock made a speech which was the
event of the day, barring a nomina
tion for Governor which does not now
seem likely. E. F. Avdlett, of Pas
qiotack, read the report of the com
mittee on permanent organization,
which recommended R. A. Doughton,
Alleghany, to be permanent chair
man ; vice presidents to be thoae nomi
nated by the various districts; secre
tary, Alex. J. Field; assistant, E. E.
Brltton, of Wake, and Geo. 1 . Pellrof
Forsyth; reading ' clerks, W. L.
Cohoon and W. W. Wilson.
Congressman Small appointed S. O.
Williams, of Davidson, and John W.
Thompson, of Wake, as a committee
to escort Mr. Doughton to the chair.
and in accepting tho championship he
made a brief but happy speech, it
was announced that the committee on
credentials was not ready to report.
A motion of a. U. Alexnder, Jr., or
Mecklenburg, prevailed, that while
waiting for the report of the commit
tee rn credentials, the nominating
speeches be made with the understand;
ing that no vote be taken until after
the credentials committee made its re
port. The nominations were made ac
cording to previous announcement, V.
8. Bryant nominating Btedman; J. C.
Buxton, Glenn; Locke Craig, David
son; W. A. Self, Turner.
Seconding speeches were made by
Col. James T. Morehead, for Btedman,
E. T. Cansler, for Glenn, and R. B.
White, for Turner.
Gbeenworo, N. C, J une 24. Glenn
was nominated on the. fifth ballot this
morning at 5:45 o'clock, receiving 651
votes. Stedman received 418, David
son 110, Turner 69. uient maae s
splendid address of ten minutes in ac
cepling the nomination. Turner was
called aod made a right witty tpaecb.
Davidson and Stedman did not appear
in the ball. After this the convention
adjourned at 6:30 to meet again at 10
o'clock. The Slate offioera were nonol
natcd at the session beginning at 10
o'clock, Hon. F. D. Winston having
captured the L'.eutenant Governor
ship; Hoke the Associate Justiceship
and Rogers having been nominated
for Corporation Commissioner.
The vote for Lieutenant Governor
was: Morton, 2lZ; Brown, Z3Z.0; Win
ston, 805.95. Associate Justice: Jus
tice, 492; Hoke, 759.7. Corporation
Commissioner: Rogers, 848; Alexan
A resolution offered by H. B. Varner
was adopted, giving tne executive
committee the power to make the
delegation smaller. The crowd this
year was too large and noisy.
A resolution was adopted authorizing
the delegation to the National Conven
tion to hold a caucus and vote solid
on all questions.
The platform was a review of the
present State administration and an
arraignment of the administration of
Electors at Large, Frank 8. Bpruill
and W. A. Self. Delegates at Large
to National Convention: E. J. Hale,
Locke Craiee. Julian fc. Carr and
J. E. Woodard; alternates, O. O.
McMlchael, J. A. Lockhari, C. B.
Watson and Hope Ellas. The conven
tion adjourned at 3:10 this afternoon
By Associated Press J
Raleigh, N. C, June 24. At 5:45
o'clock this morning, lust before ad
journment of the prolonged night
session. Robert B. Glenn was nomina
ted by the Democratic convention for
Governor of North Carolina. He was
chosen on the fifth ballot, and amid
scenes of indescribable confusion,
cheering, hurrahing, waving of hatr,
coats and banners, the nomination was
On the reassembling of the conven
tion at 10:15 this morning, the dele
gates at once proceeded to the business
of nominating the other State officers
with the following results:
Lieutenant Governor Hon. Francis
Associate Justices of the Supreme
Court W. A. Hoke and George H.
State Auditor B. P. Dixon.
Treaaurer B. R. Lacy.
Hecretarv of State J. Bryan Grimes,
Superintendent of Education J. Y.
Commissioner of Lbor and Print
ing H. B. Varner.
dornoration Commissioner S. L.
Commissioner of Agriculture 3. L.
Dixon. Lacy. Grimes. Joyner, Var
ner, KOgers ana jraiierson were an re
For associate justice the names of M.
H. Justice and W. A. Hoke were both
nresented. but Hoke won rut on the
Oao. Lu Morton, of Wilmington, was
placed In nomination for lieutenant
governor, but IMook only one ballot
to decide this co'nteat also, the result
hint Winston's election.
The delegates at large are: Julian
t?. Carr, Durham; Locke Craig, Ashe-
ville; Jno. E. Woodard, Wilson; JU
J TT1. Favetteville.
The nresidential electors are F. S.
BorulU. of Franklin, and W. A. Self,
- A resolution was passed by the con
vention instructing the delegates to
the National convention to vote as a
unit on all matters coming before
FRIDAY, JUtY 1, 1904.
them; but otherwise the members will
A resolution demanding a division
Of the school fund between the races,
on the basis of taxation, was killed by
an overwhelming vote; the Democracy
of North Carolina thus placing itself
on record as favorinc in everr nca-
sible way the education of the negro
and offering him equal facilities with
the Caucasian. . .
The nlatform adonted after brief
reference to the settling of the races
problem by the passage of the consti
tutional amendment, has this to say of
the South Dakota bond ault.
The Democratic party of 1904 ap
proves the settlement made in 1879
and will forever oppose any and all
attemptslfrom any quarter to set aside
the settlement then made. It will
abide the mandates of the courts, but
it will not consent to reopen the set
tlement that was alike creditable to
the State and fair to the holders of its
It then sneaks of national nolicies
We condemn the President for his
surrender to trust influences and for
his failure to enforce the law sralnst
monopolies and monopolists. Con
gress appropriated $500,000 to employ
special counsel to enforce the law
sgainat trust. In twelve months he
expended for such purpose only one-
tweatieth of that sum. In the midst
of crime and havoc committed by these
wrong-doers, be will not ston the vio
lation of statutes enscted for the pro
tection of the people, nor punish the
criminals who plunder them, although
his attention was called to the manner
in which the perpetrators might be
punished by recent decisions of the su
We denounce the present iniaul-
tous, unjust and trust creating protec
tive tariff imposed upon the people by
theHepubllcan party and demwnd its
immediate revision, to the end that
all the unjust burdens shall be re
moved, and especially those upon the
necessaries of life and those that en
able the trusts to extort from the peo
ple unreasonable profits and to sell
their products to consumers at home
at greater prices than are charged
for the same goods to the foreign con
"We view with alarm the growing
tebdncy of the government under
Republican administration toward
despotic centralization at home, as
well as despotic Imperialism abroad.
We denounce the policy of the Re
publican party in building up a atrong
centralised government at Washing
ton .at the expense of the sacred
right of the sovereign States; that
which in its policy and conduct has
reversed the clause of the constitution
reserving to the States ail rights not
specifically conferred upon the Fed
eral government, and has assumed
for the central government at Wash
ington the vast residlum of power
soimnly guaranteed to the people by
The committee ou platform and reso
lutions at the convention reported
favorably a resolution endorsing the
candidacy of Judge Parker. There
was opposition and division in the
convention to any endorsement or in
struction for any one and the friends
of Judge Parker withdrew the resolu
tion. 8enator F. M. Simmons declared
that Parker was the man to elect, but
In view of the conditions in the con
vention urged the withdrawal of the
resolution. Before Senator Simmons
spoke Democratic National Commit
teeman Josephus Daniels urged that it
was unwise to endone or instruct and
insisted that the resolution be with
drawn. This, however, is not to be
construed that North Carolina will not
support Judge Parker, as the delega
tion is quite "Parkerlsh."
Pistol Fell Ont at His Pocket.
It was hard lines which fell to W.
E. Tate, a country negro who yester
day sought to enhance the value of
his kennels in the country from the
number of dogs in the city pound
upon which the tax has not been paid.
Tate heard he could select most any
breed of dog he wanted, if he visited
the city pound right away. He went
forthwith to the dog cart operators,
Policemen Frank George and J. M.
Wade, who told him that he had been
informed correctly about getting any
dog that he wanted, as the animals
were to be killed anyway and the
negro was not long in making a
choice. He reached down to tie the
favorite animal, but In doing so a
pistol fell out of bis pocket. Of
course, the officers had no alternative
to locking the colored man up for
carrying a concealed weapon and in
the station house he awaits trial before
the Mayor to-morrow.
Ed. 8rewer to the Roads.
Ed. Brewer, a young white man
of good parentage, who has given the
police no end of trouble on account of
his habitual drunkenness for the past
several years, was before the Mayor
again yesterday, a wreck, physically
and mentally. On account of bis fee
ble condition he was let off a day or
two ago' upon a promise that he would
leave town and behave himself. He
paid little respect to the leniency
shown him, however, and was drunk
again Friday night. Wandering about
the river, he fell overboard, but was
pulled out and arrested by Policeman
A. D. Smitb. The Mayor had no al
ternative yesterday to sending the
poor fellow to the roads for 30 days.
Fourth at Carolina Beacb.
There could be no better guarantee
of a proper celebration of the great
national holiday at Carolina Bsach
July 4th than to say that the ex
ercises at that popular resort on the
fourth will be In charge of the patriotic
Junior Order of United American
Mechanics. Jeff Davis Council, of
this city, will have the celebration in
charge and will run its annual excur
sion to the beach on that date. Juniors
of all councils and their friends are
invited to be present. Programme of
events will be announced later.
Lieut. Morris B. Chiswell,
United Btates Revenue Cutter Service,
has successfully passed his examina
tion and received his appointment as
second lieutenant. He will be sta
tioned on the "Onandaga," at Phila
delphia, as executive officer. He was
i lately second lieutenant on the reve
nue cutter "Gresham" at New York.
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A STREET FIGHT
Two Men Killed and Two Others
Seriously Wounded in City
of Leavenworth, Ks.
THE RESULT OF A QUARREL.
A Deserter frsm the United Stater 4 rmy
Besso the Row by Sbootlof a Man -Throor
the Heart Was Him
self Killed by Police.
By Telegraph to the Morning star. .
Leavenworth, Kas., June 25. Two
men were killed and two injured to
day in a street fight with revolvers,
the result of a quarrel between two
harvest hands. The dead are William
Hammong, farm hand; George P.
Cole, army deserter. Wounded: Chas.
F. Beeley, newspaper manv Mlnneapp
lis; Joseph Besser. '
George P. Cole.ir deserter from the
Thirtieth infantry, who has been em
ployed on a farm near this city, be
came Involved In a quarrel with Wil
liam mammo no, another farm hand,
and without a single word of warning,
shot him through the heart
Cole, with the revolver in bis hand,
passed through the main businets
streets of the city.whlch were crowded
with women and children, warning
every one to keep away from him. A
force of policemen hurried to the
scene, and about forty shots were ex
changed. Charles P. Beeley, a news
paper man of Minneapolis, and Joseph
cesser were wounded.
Cole took refuge in a private dwell
ing, and when Chief of Police Taylor
entered and called upon him to sur
render he shot twice at the officer.
who returned the fire, laying Cole low
with a bullet in the temple. He died
within two hours.
IN BEHALF OF CLEVELAND.
New York Politicians tin at Inf. Up Richard
Croker Abrosd to Stsrt a Boom
for the Ex-President.
Bt Cable to the Moraine Star.
Lokdon, June 25. Ex-Mayor Van-
Wjck, of New York and John F.
Carroll, who arrived at Liverpool on
thu Ounard Line steamer Campania
to-day. accompanied by a number of
New York political friends, reached
London :o -night and took up their
quarters at the Carlton Hotel where
many Americans greeted them. Messrs
VanWyck and'Carroll will go to Wan
tage to see Richard Croker eat-ly next
week. It is understood that the ob
ject of the visit is to urge Mr. Croker to
exert his influence on behalf of Gro
ver Cleveland for the presidency.
Mr. vanwyck said to the Associa
ted Press: "I am practically out of
politics except as a loyal servant of
the party, but I put what I think is
for the good of the country before the
parly. It la 'no secret that I am a
uieveiand man. l am going to sse
Mr. Croker: there is no new political
deal on, but it is well to talk over
things. After visiting Mr. Croker I
shall go for a few weeks to the conti
nent, returning to the United States
to participate in the campaign."
From Decision of Jadf e Poraell ia
of Cnyler vs. the A, & V. C.
Bj Telegraph to the Homing Star.
Richmond, Va , June 25. An ap
peal was filed to-day in the United
States Circuit Court of Appeals In the
case of John P. Ouylews. the Atlantic
and North Carolina RailroadCompany,
and the case will come up at the next
term of the court. - The appeal Is from
the decision of Judge Purnell, of the
United States Circuit Court for the
Eastern District of North Carolina,
who appointed receivers for the road
and. was made possible by the order of
Justice Fuller granting a supersedeas
which stayed the receivership proceed
ings and left the property in the hands
of the company. A bond of $25,000
was required of the defendants. This
proceeding has no connection with the
contempt case which grew out of pub
ilcatlons by Editor Daniels in the Ka
leigh"News and Observer" concerning
the railroad matter,
GEO. B. MclLELLAN.
New York Dally News, Tsmmsny Orgso,
Urf.es Hla Nomination for President.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
New York, June 25. The New
York "Dally News," which has re
cently changed hands and has come
out as a straight Democratic news
paper and la recognized as the organ
of Tammany Hall, will to-morrow
print a three-page article advocating
George B. McClellan, the present
mayor, as the nominee of the Demo
cratic party for the presidency. On
account of the paper's policy, know
ledge of the publication has created
considerable speculation In local po
litlcal quarters, where it is construed
as indicating the beginning of a strong
campaign to nominate McClellan.
The "News" claims McClellan to be
"Th. na man vdnn nomination
rould meaa certain party success,
The eyes of the North, East, South
and West are upon him." McClellan's
record on most public questions is set
forth, repeating speeches delivered
while he was In Congress.
Want a Beach Rate.
Charlotte Observer: "There are some
Charlotte people who are kicking be
cause the Seaboard will not, or rather
has not. irlven a ten-dav rate to Wil
mington. Scores of Charlotte people
are eoine to WrtgbtsvUJe Beach and
they justly desire a rate such as Is
given people in Atlanta, Ga., and
other places. A.lanta has a ten-day
rate of $10 to WrighUvlUe and return,
on the Beaboard. The nearest ap
proach Charlotte baa to this is tbe
week-end rate of $4. which, however, al
lows a person on! v one dav at the beach,
gong down Saturday and returning
Monday. A ten-day rate of f would
please Charlotte people and would
gala tbe Seaboard patronage."
O. J. Gavin, of New: Mexico, bas
betn anpolnted readine clerk of the
Democratic national convention. One
of his qualifications Is hla marvellous
Farmers from various sections
of North Carolina agree in saying
that the crops are very much better
than they were last year. Tho out
look is certainly very promising.
- Charlotte Observer: It was ob
served that the platform adopted at
lireenaboro yesterday pointed with
pride twice, viewed with alarm once,
but did not repudiate with scorn at
At the final session of the 36th
convention of the National Council
Junior Order United American
Mechanics, at St. Louis, on Friday,
W. i. Faison, of Raleigh, was elect
ed National Councilor, the highest
officer in the order.
- The Rev. Dr. T. N. Ivey. a
trustee of the Methodist Orphanage
at Raleigh stated that it is the pur
pose when a new building is comple
ted to place 200 more orphans in
the institution, this number being
ready for admission. This will make
nearly 250 orphans there by fall.
There Is said to be several
cases of smallpox in the neighbor
hood of Morven, Anson county
na ia the town and five at McFar-
lan, a few miles below there. Every
precaution possible is being taken
to prevent the spread of the dread
George Connor, a young white
man oi uoidsboro, was drowned
Friday afternoon about 4 o'clock in
Neuse river, where he and several
companions had- gone to bathe. It
seems that he had a fit while in tho
watei and his friends were unable to
save him. The body was recovered.
Governor Aycock says this
about It: Democratic politicians are
talking a good deal about the negro
plank in the Republican platform.
In my opinion this will lose the Re
publicans more votes than it will
gain for them. The North has too
much invested in the South and is
beginning to understand the situa
tion too well to be willing to join In
a crusade against the South."
- At Raleigh on Friday the Sec
retary of State granted a charter to
the J. r. Taylor Leaf Tobacco Co.,
of Henderson, with $200,000 capital
stock, the stockholders being
Jacqulin P. Taylor, Erasmus Taylor
and James I. Miller. The Kinston
Ginning Company was authorized
to change its name to the Hanrahan
Milling Company, and to move its
place of business to Hanrahan.
Charlotte Chronicle : To day
there are three men in North Caro
lina who will agree that politics is a
good thing for a gentleman to keep
out of. Stedman didn't get the
nomination. But ho can have the
satisfaction of having conducted his
campaign on a high, dignified and
honorable plane. The respect and
confidence of the people may be
worth more than a nomination for
Charlotte News: Francis D.
WinBton, Democratic nominee for
Lieutenant Governor, is a talented
member of a talented family. He
was a prominent member of the
Legislature four years ago, and was
appointed by liovernor Aycock one
of the Superior Court judges. He
was defeated for the office by Judge
Jfeebles at the next election, who
probably wishes now he hadn't.
Winston will make an admirable
presiding officer of the Senate.
Senator Joe Brown, of Columbus,
came into the race too late and this
fact accounts for the smallness of
his vote. He is a good man to
keep one's eye on for the future.
Judge George H. Brown was
unanimously elected this time. He
was defeated ty a small majority by
Justice Connor at the last Demo
cratic convention. Judge . A.
Hoke received a substantial majority
on the first ballot to day in his con
test with Judgo Justice. No mis
take could have been made In the
selection of two out of three of these
men. Judge Brown and Judge
Hoke will adorn the Supreme Court
bench as they have adorned the
Superior Court bench and as Judge
Justice will still adorn it. It is a
relief also to have a solid Demo
cratic Judiciary . again with the
choice that that involves of the men
for that high office.
Miss Julia Sharp, the youngest
daughter of Col Thomas R. Sharp,
died early Thursday morning of a
pistol wound at the Sharps' home
near Sharp's station, N. O. The
fatal ball entered just above and to
the rear of the right ear and lodged
in the forehead. Death followed
almost instantly. A negro servant
had left the room just prior to the
time the shot was fired. The young
woman, with her mother and sister,
lived practically alone, the husband
and father being away the better
part of the time. She was a splen
did shot and horse woman, but was
a little careless with her dangerous
weapon, her pistol discharing
prematurely several days ago while
she was preparing to kill a fowl.
The young woman generally slept
with a pistol under her pillow and
on arising in the. morning generally
placed it on the bureau for safety. It
is presumed that the weapon was
discharged while she was transfer
ring it from the bed. A small
house party consisting of Danville
ladles was spending a few days at
the Sharp home at the time. Miss
Sharp's mother had .just called to
her to rise and dsess when she heard
the report that resulted in her
fsEAR THOHUVILLE, O.
White Man and Twe Nerrees Shot
Trouble at a Hef ro Cfaarck.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
ThomasvTLLE, Ga., June 25. Neil
Oargell, a prominent citizen, of Met
calfe, a town eight miles . south of
Thomasvllle, received wounds tnat
will doubtless cause bis death at the
handa of two negroes. Sharper Murray'
and his ton Sam. The trouble occurred,
at a negro church celebration at noon
to day. Oargell was struck on tbe
head with a baseball bat and was sht
In the body ihree times. Both negro-
were shot twice through tbe body, but
A GREAT RACE AT ST. LOUIS.
Ths World's Fair Handicap, Wsrth
Winner $41,000, Won by f
Qlr 1-50,000 Speclato
By Telegraph to the Horning
Bt. Louis, June 25. Colonial Girl.
byMedler Springtide, five vqiib old,
owned by:lOlto Stlffel, of St. Louis,
running in tbe name of C. E. Rone &
Company, eaiily won tho World's
Fair handicap at the fair grounds to
day. The Eastern champion, Herm's,
was second, three lengths back.
The race was a mile and a quarter,
and was worth $41,000 to the wlnnei.
The track was In fair condition and
about aix seconds slow. Redfern, on
Hermis, was the quicktst to get his
mount into motion, followed closely
by Gold Heels, Moharlb and Colonial
Girl. Redfern immediately shot hla
mount to tbe outside of the track,
where the going was belter, followed
closely by Gold Heels and Mohnrlb.
Passing the stand tbe first time, Her
mis was leading by four lengths, run
ning very easily with Colonial Girl
a length ahead of Moharlb. Taking
up the long run down the back
stretch, Hermis showed the way, lead
ing by six lengths, with Colonial Girl
running easy and a length ahead
of Moharlb. Hermis carried the field
to the half in 50-1 seconds, a terrific
pace for a slow track. Colonial Girl -still
hung, running well within her
self. At the three-quartera pole Her
mis seemed to have the race at his
mercy, but little A. W. Booker no- ,
tlclng that the Eastern horse faltered
and was tiring rapidly, sent Colonial
Girl after blm. Redfern felt his mount
tire under blm and Btruck him with
the whip as the Bt. Louis horse ran up
alongside of him.
Hermis shot out into the lead again,
but it was a dying effort. Colonial.
Girl was ateadly and speedilyoverhaul
lng. As they rounded Into the stretch .
a cry went up from the fifty thousand
spectators that the great Hermis was .
beaten. Tho horses passed the wire
with Colonial Girl under wraps three
lengths to the good: Hermis. tiring at
every jump, second, six lengths ahead
of Moharlb, with the rest of the field
After the race Stiff el presented Jock
ey A. W. Booker with $10,000.
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
Mao Fatally Sbst His Reputed Wife aod
Then Killed Himself Csoie of the
Doable Trstetfy Unknown.
By Telegraph to the Morning Btar.
New Yobk, June 25. John M.
Bell, an agent for a typewriter com- .
pany, shot and killed a woman va
riously known as his housekeeper
and wife, in the apartment in which
they had occupied in West ISth
street, this evening, and then he
turned the revolver upon himself,
Inflicting a wound in his right tem
ple which caused his death in a few
seconds. The authorities have been
able only to theorize as'tto the'jeause of
the double shooting, as the testimo
ny of other tenants in the house gives
no indication of ill feeling between
The shooting took, place in the
room where the couple had been eat
ing their evening meal.
Mrs. O'Mara, a tenant on the
same floor, heard half dozen revol
ver shots. Immediately afterwards
her door was burst open and the wo
man bleeding from wounds in her
breast and back fell forward and
died almost instantly. Another shot
followed and Bell was found dead,
with a revolver with every chamber
empty on the floor beside hlmX
Four of Bell's Bhots took effect in
the body of the wo man, one piercing
Tenants of the ho'use say -that the -woman-returned
from a visit of
several weeks to Chicago only a few
days ago She had been there, it is
said, to attend the funeral of her
WRECK ON THE BIG FOUR.
Train Ranniof Sixty Miles an Hour Two
Trslomeo Killed sod Five Other
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Delaware, O., June 25. The
southbound Twentieth Century Limit
ed, on the Big Four railroad, jumped
the track here this noon, while run
ning sixty miles an hour. The train
consisted of an engine -and four
coaches and was making terrific speed.
The engine, bsggage- car and one
coach turned over on thoir bides in a
ditch. Tbe wreck was caused by
spreading rails and took place about
300 yards from the station.
The dead are: Bert Shepperd, engi
neer, Cleveland; Richard Nell, bag
gage man, Cleveland. The Injured:
Patrick Gore, fireman, Cleveland,
slightly; Charles Kiffier, contractor,
Cleveland, seriously; C A. Lisas,
news agent, Cleveland, arms badly
scalded ; Allen McDonald, passenger,
Louisville, Ky., badly cut. The other
passengers were shaken up and
bruised, but all of them save McDon
ald were able to proceed on their way
KENT J. LOOMIS
Mystery itteodlot His Dlsappesraoce Is
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
PARIS, June 24. The whereabouts
i of Kent J. Loomls, brother of the
American Assistant Becreury of State
Francis D. Loomis, who disappeared
shortly before or after t e arrival of
the North German Lloyd steamer
Kaiser Wilhelm II at Plymouth, June
20tb, remains In the same state of
doubt as yesterday, ice omciais wno
are conducting the search for the miss
ing man say there is no truth in the
report pubitanea oy a ijonaon news
paper to the effect that Loomls turned
up here yesterday. The announce
ment probably resumed from confus
ing tbe names i-f Lo mis and W. H.
Ellis. The latter sailed from Marseilles
this aftornoon for Abyssinia.
Told by vsn Wbo Claimed to Have Been
Robbed of 52,500
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Memphis, Tenn , June 25. George
Llgon, of MilMogtoD, a suburb of this
city, who complained 1 1 the Memphis
police of being held up anJ robbed of
$5,250 by two men late Wednesday
night, to-day notified Chief Mason
that he found his ntnr belt with the
money Intact, tied i' ibe knob of his
door this moruin when be got up.
Llgon rould give do description of the
two moo other than that they were
hot negroes He claims to nave naa
the money in a belt about nis waist.
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