- i 7 a w .I'll i 1.1 , - Ov r ii i a ))
Will Receive Formal NstUftatloa ot His
Noniaatlea at larsineti Hill oa He
27th Isst tWsers Petltloi.
WILM7HeTaH,,c. - O JL
. nn i YEAR IN ADVANCE ' " - - -8 .- -V-... - v'-
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WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1904,
pected of having been on a snooze In
Sleepy Holly for .several months at
least. At any rate he tad not been
reading the newspapers.
Col. Bryan does not speak, for the
South, and he fools himself when
he assumes the role. The South took
Parker with its eyes wide open when
it fonnd out that he was a safe and
clean proposition. That is the rea
son the South went to rapidly and
overwhelmingly to the Democratio
nominee long before the St. Louis
FLEECED LOCAL MERCHANTS.
More Than Five Hundred Voters
Declared Illegally Registered
by Dispensary People.
HEARINGS NEXT MONDAY.
the Foit Office at vumtgtoa, N. C, as
Second Clan Mattei.l
I ut Mibwrlptlon ptlct ol the "Weekly Btar It
S?l" CPPT I reM.pcWjte pWI M JO
month! " S
The New York man, whose wife
is away spending the Summer ought
to fight shy of riding in a carriage
with any of his feminine friends.
, Two men have been killed while in
carriages within a few months, and
that ought to be sufficient to make
men come to the conclusion that
walking beats riding.
ladff Billon Expressed by Many
Their Right to Vote Should
Questioned Some Halms and
DEMOCRATIC- SUCCESSES AVD
The Democratic platforms in 1896
Inil 1 i"'0t compollod the party to en
gage in :i campaign of explanation
anil defence. The propagandists of
tho silver coinage theories had to
eiiKiigo in tho hopeless task of ex
plaining to anil convincing voters ef
the party's money scheme and at
the same time defend the' party from
tho aggressive and vigorous arraign
menUf Democracy for entertaining
propositions that would tend to
debase the currency of the country
ami disturb business.' In those
fights all of the Republicans were
arrayed against us and more than a
millions Democrats were either with
the Republicans or wouldn't mo
bilise with their party on the main
In this campaign the Democracy
has no strange money proposition
to defend, and nothing in the plat
form needs to bo defended. There
is nothing in the platform that
threatens iniurv to any American
interest, but, on the other hand, the
plank 3 offer relief to the people
Thero is every reason, therefore, for
all Democrats and at least 1,000,000
Republicans and independents to
support Judge Parker and his plat
" We 8houkl conclude, even at this
early day in the campaign, that
Parker's chancea.of being our next
President are better than good. His
caaae is worthy of advocacy and de
serving of the support of all Ameri
Speaking of the Democratic
chances, tho Philadelphia Record
When the Democratic party can
come to the front with a man like
Judge Alton Brooks Parker, oLNew
York and thero be many others
a confirmed pessimist or a blinded
oppositionist must be the man who
pretends to see the finish of the party
of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew
The Democratic National platform
favors tho election of United States
Senators by the people. The De
mocracy must, therefore, favor legal
iled primaries, for a convention to
nominate United States Senators
would not ie any improvement over
the election ot Senators by a Legis
A New York man who always
went home' late at -night and dis
turbed the neighbors by cursing the
keyhole because it wabbled about,
has been convicted of being a nui
sance. He will either have to have
the keyhole cut out or have to cut
out his bad habits.
It is said the fishermen of New
foundland possess the curious facul
ty of being able to smell icebergs,
and thereby escape many encounters
with them. They ought to be able,
then, to toll Roosevelt that he is on
a cold scent in this campaign.
Says the Houston ChronUle:" What
man owes to woman is often what a
mighty river owes to a hidden
spring." Yes,but the river runs away
from the spring and escapes its debt,
vhile a woman can "catch up" with
a man any day without half trying.
' Why should it be assumed to be im
probable that the Democrats should
carry the election! The parly's sue
cufi at the polli are not eo few and
far between that a victory ought to
ie ni marvellous. It Is true that It
hn tost steadily since it deserted its
own staudards and adopted the Pop
ulut folly, but it has discarded that,
and, free from that pestilential non
sensH, the party has a noble serlee of
vinioriei to point to.
In the last five Preaidential elections
the Democracy was successful twice,
and a third time it secured a plurality
Id tbe popular vote. In three suc
C'uive Presidential elections there
were more Democratio than Republi
cs votes. To talk about the party's
prospects now as if there weren't any.
and a if tbw party stood about where
tie Prohibition or Socialist parties
staad. Is ridiculous.
In Dm Utt thirty years fifteen
Housrs of Representatives have been
cli s"o. Or these the Democrats con
trolled Hgtit and the Republicans sev
en. Hut i)e advantage of the Demo
cr.i,fne from Populism, It far greater
trim that. Between 1874 and 1891 ten
ll'visi of Representatives were eho-
-sau, am (jf these eight were Demo
C'ilc and only two were Republican.
To- popular branch of Congress was
D-mocralic four years out of five.
N- rl j all the time the Senate remain
ed Republican bscause of the numoer
of smlt Republican States. But tbe
I'niocrts hd a majority of the peo-
In tbe last ten years five Houses of
. R-prenUtives have been elected, and
vry one was Republican. But this
ta fears is the period of Bryanism,
P 'pulmm, silverltm, everything that
Is undi mncralic. Tb party has now
sliMuhrd these off, atd is back in the
P'niiinn in which It outvoted theRe
P'Miiic4u parly three timet out of five
o ihe 1'rt sidency and eight times out
of (en in the Congressional elections.
The odd are on its side.
A woman wants to know how she
can break her husband of staying
out lato at night. Have you tried
staying out later than he does?
OFF HIS RUT.
It is not generally known,
but the Populists have a candidate
for President, just as the Socialists
in this State have a candidate ior
Governor for advertising purposes
only. Florida Times-Union.
The South Carolina State
Press Association has passed a reso
lution conveying to Parker its hearty
congratulations and expressing faith
in tho ticket and the result in No
vember. This was an unanimous
action. Columbia Record.
The idea of municipal own
ership appears to have taken a firm
hold nrjon the inhabitants of Web-
rr nitv. Iowa, as the statement
comes from that place that a daily
newspaper is to be started thereto
bo owned by tho city. The city be
gan her career in the direction of
municipal ownership several years
ago, when she acquired possession
ot the waterworks. Next came the
electric light and power plant. The
action of the authorities shows that
inhabitants regard a daily newspa
per as anarticle of prime necessity,
had to the public at the
least possible coat. The experiment
will be watched with interest in
newspaper circles. Norfolk Public
Judge Parker may not re-
aitrn an a Jnrlorft of the NeW York
cSurt of App'kls to run for Presi- Saw,ri
dent. Judge Denntf u jsnen, an- i Fourth ward
other Democratic memoer oi w" i Fifth ward .
body, says that there is no need oi
Judge Parker resigning, as the
TAtAra dr not cast tneir oauota lvi
Good Morning I
Have you been challenged!
. The first will be the popular greet
ing, and tbe second will be the most
frequent Inquiry between friends
when they meet each other on the
street to day. Of course both the
greeting and Inquiry will have to do
with the dispensary, for pray what
else are people talking and thinking
of now anyway I Yesterday, was
known as challenge day for the dis
pensary registration, which had been
In progress for seven days previous.
On that day either the dispensary or
anti dispensary campaign managers
were privileged under the law to ob
ject to Ihe name of any voter appear
ing upon the list whom they had
reasonable ground to believe was
illegally registered and not qualified
to vote In the dispensary election next
Wednesday week, tho hearing upon
such challenges to take place next
Monday by the election officers of
the several wards. It was chronicled
In these columns yesterday that the
registration was the heaviest ever
known since the negro was eliminated
from politics. The number was 2,548,
but wben the books were laid open for
challenges yesterday the dispensary
people went for the "sovereign voter"
fore and aft. They challenged no less
than 509 while the anliHlispenisry
managers challenged only 85, making
total of 594. The causes of chal
lenges, in a majority of Instances, was
for non-payment of poll tax but nobady
has an Idea that any large number of
the challenges will be sustained and
are predicting trouble at the several
registration places wben the facts are
brought out Many voters regard a
challenge in an election as a personal
matter and for that reason regret Is
being expressed that greater conserva
tism was not shown in the matter of
entering objections. Borne regard that
tbe burden of proof as to whether or
not a voter Is eligible rests upon the
TOter himself, while others contend
that the burden of proof is upon the
person making the challenge to show
that the challenged voter Is not quali
fied. The dispensary people say that
a large majority of the challenges will
be sustained and that If such Is the
case, they will win Jn a walk at the
election Wednesday week. Oa the
other hand, attorneys for the anti dls
pensary movement claim that not ex
ceeding 200 of the challenges on both
sides will be sustained and that the
result will not materially affect their
majority already-claimed, as the dis
pensary people got to the polls first
yesterday and challenged many
voters whom they would have
challenged later when their op
portunity came. One antl-dispen-sary
attorney presumed that such ac
tion In challenging some of their own
voters was for the purpose of later
withdrawing the challenge when It
was too late for the anti-dispensary
people to challenge. As a matter of
fact, a great number of voters who
visited the registration places before
the closing at 9 o'clock last night and
found their names challenged were
highly Indignant and denounced In
uncompromising terms what they re
garded as a wholesale and Indiscrimi
nate challenge of people who have
been voting and paying poll tax all
their lives. But these observations are
neither here nor there. The detailed
list of challenges and the parlies chal
lenging are as follows:
BY DISPEKSABY PEOPLE. '
NEGHO 64RVED WITH a RlZOkY
Clever fitezro Swindlers Who Operated
Elsewhere la the State Wlti Fake ;
Mosey Orders Appeared Here.
Despite a warning given by Post
master T." K. Wallace, through the
medium of the dally . newspapers of
the city a short while ago, two clever
negro swindler visited Wilmington
night before last and successfully
worked a clever scheme upon two
well known clothing houses. The
was explained at length In the warn
ing given by. Postmaster Wallace, but
it will bear reporting here now with
the local application. .
Between 6 and 7 o'clock Friday
evening a negro, clad in overalls and
having all the appearances of a rail
road trackman or other laborer, walked
into Mr. A. Bhrier's store and asked to
see some trousers. He was not long in
making a selection and bough some
shirts and other genla' furnishings,
amounting In the aggregate to $5.25.
The negro hatded a postal money or
der to the clerk, stating that the post
office had closed that department for
the night and he was anxlons for the
goods at once. -The order was for
$30 and being apparently all right, the
clothes and 124.75 in cash were quickly
handed over. The negro disappeared
and when the order was present
ed for payment at the postoffice
yesterday morning, It was found that
the fsce value of the same had, by the
use of chemicals, been raieed from
30c to thirty dollars and the office at
which it was made payable' had been
changed to Wilmington very cleverly.
It is needless to state that the clerk
felt like tbe face value of that order
when he discovered bow he had been
faked. The order was purchased in
Florence, B. O., July 14 tb, 1904. and
made payable to "John Wesley." The
number of the order is 18319. Chemi
cals had been used to erase Jibe 30c
and the paying office on tbe face of
the order and by a clever imitation of
the postmaster's handwriting the
order appeared almost perfect.
About the same hour another negro,
similarly .dressed visited the store
of Mr. R. F. Hamme, several doors
below Shrler's, told much the same
story and secured a $5 suit of
clothes and $25 in cash from Mr.
Hamme. That order was No. 12341,
was issued at Florence and was made
payable to "Alex. Wade" at some
point for which the name of Wilming
ton had been substituted; That work
was also very clever and Mr. Hamme
was easily taken In. The negroes In
each instance endorsed the orders in a
crude, faltering hand, and those who
have seen the order think some clever
white scoundrel is behind the scheme
and is using the negroes as tools for
his nefarious craftiness.
Unsuccessful attempts were made by
the same negroes the same evening at
tbe stores of Victor E. foeller &Ca,
I. Bnrier and the A. David Company,
but in each instance the negroes were
told that their purchases would have
to remain in tbe store until theycol
lected the money on the orders. No
trace or the negroes was seen in tbe
city yesterday. The same scheme had
been successfully worked In Charlotte,
Greensboro and other Itiea some
weeks ago and it was upon the expe
riences there that Postmaster Walla 9
gave the warning in the papers to
Stranfs Wsdesboro Metro Attacked This
Morning by Uskiawi Negro Artist.
Lonale Bowen, a young negro' man
perhaps 25 years old who says that he
is .from Wsdesboro, N. C and has
bee"n i&WUmington only a short while,
came to the police station early this
morning badly disfigured by reason
of contact with a razor In the hands
of another negro near Blxth and
Brunswick streets. Bowen said he
had been with his "partner" to a
dance at a hail In the neighborhood
and the two were walking homo with
a woman whom neither of them knew.
They': were approached by another
negro who asked him if he knew the
woman with whom he was talking.
Before he could reply, Bowen said the
strange negro jumped on him and cut
him all to pieces. As soon as he was
able, he broke loose from his antag
onist and ran,: leaving his partner
fighting with the stranger.
Bowen was literally cut into erasy
quilt patterns about tbe head and on
the body though none of the gashes
was deep. ; He was taken to tho hos
pital by Policeman Moore, where his
wounds were dressed. Tbe negro
fainted from tbe loss of blood while
on bis way to tbe hospital. There
is no clue to the man who did the
IN THE FAR EAST.
Fifty Thousand of the Finest
-Have Reached Liao Vang
Within a Month.
All Knssla Looking Forward With Confi
dence to the Issue ol tbe Next Fight.
. The Sle.e of Pert Arthar-Jips
Lauding More Troops.
MR. JOS. E. BUNTTNQ DEAD.
.MRS. FLOVD'S FATAL MISTAKE.
. . 39
BY ANTI DISPENSARY PEOPLE.
Robeson Coasty Women Took Strychnine,
Thloklsf It Qalnlse Died Soos.
Special Star Telearam.
Ltjmbebton, N. C., July 16. A'dis
tressing accident occurred this after.
noon about 4 o'clock by which Mrs.
F. J. Floyd, wife of ex-Sheriff Floyd
lost her life. She hsd been in bad
health for some time and took a dose
of strychnine, thinking it was quinine.
As soon as the mistake was discovered
a physician was hasjily summoned,
but she only lived four minutes after
She was conscious till tne last anu
told the physician she tboughtsne
was taking quinine. Mrs. Floyd was
an estimable lady and ber tragic
death is a great shock to her friends.
Snntnons Came Suddenly Yesterday Eve
ning ss He Set on the Porch at His
Home The Poneral To-day.
The sudden death of Mr. Joseph;Er
win Bunting at ' hia borne. No. 307
Walnut street, at 7:15 o'clock ysster
day evening, will bring sorrow to
hundreds and hundreds of friends in
Wilmington and elsewhere. Mr.
Bunting hsd been in very poor health
for seTeral years and suffered much
from heart trouble. Yesterday, how
tAtr, he expressed himself to friends
as feeling much better. About 7
o'clock he left the store of hisbrolbers,
in tbe Y. M. O. A. building, and went
home to supper. Mrs. Bunting met
h'm, exchanged the usual greeting
with him on the front porch and asked
him bow he was feeling. He sat down
in a chair on the porch and Mrs. Bunt
ing suddenly noticed that he was un
able to speak and had not answered
her inquiry about his health. She
hastily called friends and several phy
sicians were summoned, but before
they reached bim his spirit hsd taken
its flight. Death was due to an aneur
ism of the heart.
Mr. Bunting was a son of the late
Joseph K Bunting and Mrs. Rebecca
J. Bunting and was in tbe 43 nd year
of his age. When a boy he entered
tbe large dry goods establishment of
Capt. A. D. Brown and remained in
that employ until a few yeara ago
when he made a change for his health
and became bookkeeperfor his brother,
Mr. J. Hicks Bunting, .later The J.
Hicks Bunting Drug Co. He was an
expert in the dry goods business and
rose from his boyhood employment to
tbe position of bead salesman In the
large establishment He was a man
for whom everybody had the highest
respect; a congenial companion; tem
perate In all things, honest and true.
The city can ill afford to lose such as
he. Mr. Bunting married Miss Dora
V. Hawley, of Fayettevllle, and she
with an aged mother, four brothers
and two sisters survive bim. The
brothers and sisters are: Capt. 8. V.
Bunting, Messrs. Justin M., Nash E.
and J. Hicks Bunting; Mrs. H. F.
Wilder, all of Wilmington, and Mrs.
W. H. Murphy, of Birmingham, Ala.
The funeral will be conducted from
the late residence at 5 o'clock this af
ternoon ; thence to Oakdale cemetery.
THE RED CROSS CHEM18AL CO.
After this campaign is over, Col, 1 parker, but for members of the Eleo-
Bryan proposes to lead another fight
for his "ideas" and "principles,"
for tho campaign in 1908. The
Colonel has been misled by the gen
erous applause he received at the
St.-t,oul8 convention. Says the
Macon, Ga., Telegraph:
By the pronouncement sent out as
'on as he arrived at home, printed In
our news columns yesterday, it is more
than manifest that the dearest wish
of Mr. Bryan's heart is that Parker
end Davis shall be defeated. He makes
the most outrageous charge that Par
kers nomination "was secured by
crooked and indefensible methods."
fie makes the untruthful statement
that If the South had known Parker's
lews of tho money question It would
never have supported his candidacy,
and the failure of that support would
nave caused his defeat. Thus he bsse-
y impeaches the Intelligence of the
People of th Boutb. He writes them
aowa as Ignoramuses and simpletons,
I ubj.cts for the Home of the Fee
o e minded. They knew Parker's
J'ews as well as Bryan did, and they
upported him for the name reasons
"W the Nebraikanj fought him.
What our esteemed Georgia con
"tanporary says also applies to North
Carolina. The man who had not
'earned how Judge Parker stood on
the money question would be sus-
Total v..-....- 85
There was still much confusion over
the registration. Save In the First
ward, all the registrars yesterdsy re-
fused to register any further, though
a number applied at the several places.
Thirteen had been registered in the
First ward up to 7 o'clock laat night
Seven applied for registration in
the Third ward, but according
to best advices he could get
Registrar A. G. Hankins failed to
place their names on the books. Both
sides between them challenged all the
colored voters in the First ward, show
ing that neither Intended to appeal to
the negro vote for a settlement of the
question. All sides were very active
vMterdav. though no challenges were
Pamlico river, about one mile below I made nnlll tbe day was well advanced.
the city, the government nas moruu TheQ they went in by tne fuU.
dredging out tne nver bmu.
n-ns .fnmm of loTtTA SlXB in B
state of perfect preservation are I IHAISMAN SIMMONS CALLS
being removed. They are rrom
seven to eight xeet neiow me suxuKie
of the water and were cut with an
axe. There muse nave oeen a mguij
civilised race here prior to the forma
tion of the river, and the lana must
have built up as the river formed,
for the stumps and roots nnow ina
they have not settled, but are in
original positions. Here may . be
found a problem xor gooiogwus w
DE41H OP MB. GEO. H. HAIQH.
toral College, who under tne tawcan
vntAAft thflv nleaae. Judge Parker
has nearly eight years yet to serve to
fill out his term, it ne aoes no -will
he well cared for and
could regard the result with indiffer
ence. But he has saia mav ne urn
not regard it as proper for a Jndge
to mix in a political contest, which
would seem to imply that he intends
to resign. If he does so his success
sor can be chosen in the November
election. Philadelphia Press.
a onnr.lftl from Washington,
N. C, to the Raleigh News and Ob
nn TVmrarlav. 8aTS: in
sua i va a w -
Well Known 'Insurance Mas, Sister
Mrs. Mary Llppltt, of Wllmlaitss.
Tbe Fayettevllle Ooserw of yes
terday afternoon chronicles the death
of Mr. George H. Haigb, which oc-
enrredattbe home of his daughter,
Mrs. David Wry, in Asheville, Friday
afternoon. In the 72nd year of his age.
He was the fourth son of the late
Chas. T. Halgh, of Fayettevllle, and
long a reaident of that city. Latterly
he was a well known insurance man
of the State. He belonged to mo
famous Bethel, regiment during, the
war and was a gallant Confederate
soldier. He married a daugh
ter of the late E. J. Hale, of
Fayettevllle, and as a result of that
union only two daughters survive
Mrs. Wray, of Asheville, and Mrs. u.
W. HuBke, of Washington, D. O.
Of his immediate family there sur
Tive Dr. T. D. Haigb, Maj. Charles
Halgh, Miss Mary Haigb, and am.
William Llppltt, of Wilmington.
Wilmiofton Corporation for Msnnfsclnre
ssd Ssle ef Drnfs sod Chemlcslr.
Special Star Telegram.'
Raleigh. N. C, July 16. The Bed
Cross Chemical Company.of Wilming
ton, Is chartered for the purpose of the
manufacture and sale of drugs and
chemicals of all kinds. The capital la
$24,000; incorporators, A. J. Marshall,
W. B.Wells.0. D. Gore and T. J.Gore.
West Brothers Company, of Rock
ingham, Is chartered to do a general
mercantile business, with $8,500 capital
subscribed and $25,000 authorized. The
incorporators are J. T. West, Thos. C.
Leak, Jr., R. D. Brewer, H. O. Wall
and W. L. Parsons.
A call Is issued to night for a meet
ing . of Democrats in Raleigh next
Thursday night for the purpose of
forming a Parker-Glenn Club. It will
be tbe first formed in the State.
Commissioner of Agriculture Patter
son advertises for sealed bids for the
construction of a new $50,000 agricul
tural building of tbe A. and M. Col
lege, to bs received until noon Au
Reunion of Doplln- Yeteraos.
William J. Houston Camp, U. O. V.,
is arranging for a big reunion ana
basket picnic at Kenansville on Thurs
day, Aug. 4tb. A committee of ladies
from every township in Japlln county
has been appointed to have the ar
rangements in hand - and that Is a
guarantee of the success. Hon. Oliver
H. Allen, of Ktnston, Capt. Swtrt
Galloway, of Bnow Hill, and Col.
u M. Waddell have been invited to
make addresses. .
Greensboro Record: A
York Rennblican who has
Democratic Stste Executive Committee to
. Meet for OatUnlng Campsite.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleish, N. C July, 14.-Chalr-man
F. M. Simmon issues a call for a
meeting of the State Executive Com
mittee on July 26th lu this city to or
ganize and o( ine a plan for the cam
Elisabeth City has tried prohibi- traveUng in the South for a number
fs,T. frtii a ear or so hut a dispen-1 oi years saia nere io-aay
tion lor a year or bo, dus a ul0E?, . I ap.Muu.n attnrm it the ne.
ar 1'a now in contemmation. x i "C'L"'"V-"" ",,.7"
Chamber of Commerce has endorsed
the action of the Board of Alder
man in ftftlHnir an election to deter
mine the establishment ol a dispen
sary, believing that the setting up
I of auoh dispensary wUl be for the
best interests, material ana menu,
of the people. , ,
vta anaatlon alone he would have
"been prepared to bet something that
the solid South would have been
broken this year. He added that
the nntrrn Question had caused it
and he would keep causing it unless
he was let alone. The gentleman
talks like a statesman. '
By Cable to tbe Hornlne Star. '
6t. Petersburg, July 17,, 2:05 A.
M. Experts who until recently were
Inclined to criticise General Kuropat
kln's management of affairs In the
Far Eait, declare as the situation de
velops that hl strategy bas proved so
far beyond reproach,. He has suc
cessfully tided over a pressing danger
how pressing only those inclose
touch with the Far East realize. His
apparent mistake, like the prolonged
resistance offered by Lieutenant Zas
salitch on the Yalu, turns out to e
acts of the highest military judg
ment. General Europatkln then had so
few and such poor troops at Llao Yang
that the Japanese would have had an
easy task to crush the main force of
the Russians hsd they been permitted
to cross the Yalu without severe pun
ishment; and the thousands lost by
Ztssalitch practically saved Liao
Yang. Zassalltch until , disgraced oc
cupied an Important staff position.
General Baron Stakelberg's march,
which also was criticised, is now ad
mitted to have been necessary. The
march was a reconnolssance on a
grand scale, and not only enabled
General Europatkln to ascertain tbe
enemy's strength and disposition, but
materially disturbed the Japanese
plans relative to the siege of Port
Arthur, gradually drawing the bulk
of tbe Japaneae army to follow the
retreating column and thus distracting
attention from thi vulnerable spot be
tween Liao Yang and Mukden. .
Meanwhile, tbe men at Europatkln's
headquarters are improving.- Fifty
thousand of tbe best troops from
European Russia have reached
Liao Yang within a month, and if the
Russian commander-in-chief in the
Far East now chooses to accept a bat
tle, be will ba able to Inflict a heavy
blow. All Russia Is looking forwsrd
with confidence to the issue of the
More Jsp Troops Lasded.
- BERUN,July 16. The"Lokal Atzal
gern this moruing prints a special dis
patch forwarded from a junk In front
of Port Arthur, under date of July
13th, via Tien Tsin, July 16th, 7:20 P.
M., stating that the Japanese since
July 11th have landed about 80,000
men near Pigeon Bay under the pro
tection of the entire fleet. The Rus
sians, tbe dispatch says, offered little
resistance, only a few shots being tired
by tbe shore batteries. A general as
sault is expected soon. A calm sea has
facilitated the landings. The corres
pondent says also that he was held a
prisoner In Mukden for ten days on
suspicion of being a Japanese spy and
was ordered to bs sent to Europe by
way of 8iberla, but made a strong pro
test and was liberated after his bag
gage and papers had been searched.
Qen. Oka's Force
Ta Tohe Kiao, July 15. The main
body of General Oku's force seems to
be swinging around the Russian left,
after having combined with General
Nodzu'a army. The Japanese are also
moving up the coast on the Russian
right An artillery reconnolssance
showjJ the country directly south to be
clear of the enemy.
The Chinese report this morning
that they saw many Japanese trans
ports, convoyed by torpedo boats, go
ing in tbe direction of the port of New
Near Harbin one hundred Chinese
bandits recently attacked a Russian
military train. The soldiers left the
cars and drove off the Chinese without
sustaining any loss.
S tsrtliot Announcement.
Bt. Petebsburq, July 15. Reliable
reports from Ta Tche Kiao this after
noon brought the startling announce
ment of tbe presence of Russian war
ships off Eal Chou, which they are
said to be bombarding, and of. the ar
rival of Japaneae transports and tor
pedo boats eff tbe port of New
Chwang. Tbe admiralty was unable
to confirm or deny either report, not
having received any communication
from Rear Admiral Wlthoft, but the
officials generally were not inclined to
credit them. If true, it would mean
that Admiral Wlthoft has got the
Jspanese transports at his mercy. In
this case Admiral Togo will hasten to
their rescue and engage the Russians.
This may also explain the absence of
positive news ot the Japanese occupa
tion of the port of New Chwang and
the cautious advance of General Oku's
St. Petersburg, July 16. There Is
a persistent rumor In circulation to the
effect that tbe protected cruiser Novlk
has joined th? Vladivostok squadron.
The admiralty has no Information on
the subject. It is admitted that it is
possible but Improbable, in view of
the lnaavisaouity or separating me
Port Arthur forces.
St. Petersburg, July 16. The
Japanese continue to advance onTa
Tche Ealo, following a scientific plan
and entrenching their positions as
they move forward. They appear to
be taking extra precautions In the
case of Ta Tche Kiao, on account of
their knowledge that General Euro
patkln is there personally.
According to a dispatch from Lieu
tenant General Sakahorff, dated July
15th, and given out to-day, the wings
nf Dim and Modzu's armies have join
ed at Tan Chi, ten miles southeast of
TaTehe Kiao. The Japanese are re
ported to have occupied the fortifica
tions at Po Pins Pmtsau, about seven
miles from Ea Tene Eiao.and are atlll
proceeding. General Euroki person
allv la at ihe viilaee of Tazbakebe,
hforly miles east of Liao Yang on tbe
Feng and irang nign roaa.
General Evroki'b Headquarters
ibj the Field, via Iusait, Thursday,
July 15, (delayed tn transmission.)
Tne newspaper correspondents are ig
norant of the progress of the campaign
here or elsewhere and of the move
ments or this army except what little
is happening In their neighborhood.
The rains have temporarily eeased.The
country bas dried rapidly and the
army is able to live largely on vege
tables which are ripening In large
quantities in this region. There la
much activity In building roads and In
drilling the troops. .
. fort Arthur Isntdroa.
Ta Tohb Kiao, July i. There la
reason to believe that the whole or
part of the Port Arthur squadron has
come north into the Gulf of Liao
Tung. The sound of the heavy firing
of heavy guns Is beard seaward.
Warships are distinguishable firing in
the direction of Eal Chou. It Is sur
mised that tbey could only be Russian
The Jspanese are suffering from
hunger. Six of tbem came in and
surrendered to General Mlstchenko,
bei'gingfor food. They said disease
and famine were rife In the Japanese
' According to reports from the vi
cinity of the Liao river a disguised
Jspsnese officer and a detachment of
Japanese have gone towards Hal
Cheng with ten chests of silver to pay
Viceroy Alexlell's Report.
St. Petersburg, July 16. In the
fighting July 3 and July 4. for the
possession of the positions at Lunssn
tar, outside or Port Arthur, Viceroy
Alexieff reports that the Japanese
were repulsed with the aid of the pro
tected cruiser Novlk and a number ot
gunboats and torpedo boats. The Rus
sians captured a number of Japanese
fortifications. , Tbe losses of the Rus
sians were two officers and thirty-five
men killed and four officers and 847
men wounded. The. Chinese estimate
tbe Japanese losses at two thousand.
Alexieff adds that the Japanese
landed 20,000 men and 50 guns at Port
Dalny, July 2. v v
Tokio, July 16, 4 P. M. The im
perial headquarters officially deny
tbe reports from St' Petersburg that
tbe Japanese lost 30,000 men In a bat-tie-near
Port Arthur, on July 10th or
lltb. Not a shot was fired on either
Br Telexrapa to tne nomas 8tar.
Otsteb Bat, L. L, July 1. Presi
dent Roosevelt and Becretary Loeb are
perfecting arrangements for the cere-monles-lneident
to the President's for
mal notification of his nomination,
which will occur at Sagamore lilll on
the 27th instant. All of the d stalls
have not yet been worked out, but the
preparations practically have been '
completed In a general way.
The ceremonies will not be elaborate
or ostentatious. Indeed, they will be
marked by simplicity. About 100
people, including the members of the
national committee, will be present.
Speaker Joseph G. Cannon, tbe chair
man of the notification committee, will
respond at some length.
As now arranged the President and
Speaker Cannon will address the little -assemblage
from tbe veranda ot the
Bagamore ttlll home. The ceremonies "
will take place at about 1 o'clock li
the afternoon. At the conclusion of
his address, the President will enter-,
tain those present at luncheon which
probably will be laid on the wide ve
randa whiah encircles half of the
No further definite Information has
been received at the executive offices
concerning the proposed visit to the
President of a committee of Pennsyl
vania miners to present to him a peti
tion regarding the Colorado labor sit
uation ; but it la known that the Presi
dent has Indicated to some friends In
Pennsylvania that a date next week
for the call will be satisfactory to him.
It Is expected that former Secretary
of War Ellbu H; Root will be a visi
tor to the President, who desires to
consult with him on subjects of mutu
al Interest and Importance.
IN THE HANDS OF RECEIVERS.
MONEY TO BET ON PARKER.
Ntw York Man Boldly Offers Wsll Street
Water at Eacoaraxinc Odds.
Special to Charlotte Observer.
New York, July 13. Wall street
opened Its eyes in surprise this after
noon when Jacob Field announced
that he - would bet $200,000 againat
$350,000 that Parker would be elected
President. Mr. Jbieid rurtner an
nounced that he would wager any part
of the amount named at the same
odds. The sentiment on the street
has been changing daily and the
Esopus candidate Is gradually gaining
in favor. Prevailing odds on Roose
velt have fallen from 5 to 2 to 3 to 1
and finally to 10 to 6. Fields' big
offer to-day at 4 to 7 on Parker went
begging in tbe Roosevelt camp. It Is
said that Field is willing to wager
even more than $300,000 on Parker,
and It Is expected If the terms fall to
draw takers he may offer better odds.
LYN6HINQ NARROWLY AVERTED.
Netro Who Shot a Railway Ceadactor at
Danville, Va Held for Trial.
By Telegraph to the Horning Btar.
Danville, Va., July 16,-r-The re
sult of tbe coroner's jury, summoned
to Inquire into the death of James M.
Armea, of the Southern Railway,
who was shot in the long cut near the
city several nights ago, from tbe
effects of which wounds he died on
yesterday, was that the man came to
his death from gunshot wounds In
flicted by Bob Seals, the colored sus
pect, who has been in jail since the
morning following the commission of
the crime. Mr. R. B. Abbott, night
watchman for the Southern, who was
with Mr. Armes when he was shot,
positively identified the negro as the
man who fired the fatal ahot. Seals
will be held for action of the grand
jury. A lynching was narrowly
1 The Virginia Passenf er and Power Corn
psnyCspltslized at $15,000,000 and
Operating In Three Cities.
Bt TelegraDh to the Horning Btar.
Richmond, Va , July 16. The Vir
ginia Passenger and Power Company,
embracing the Richmond Passenger "
and Power Company and the Rich
mond Traction Company, was placed
lu the hands of receivers to-day by
Judge Waddill, ot the United States
District Court, upon petition of the
Bowling Green Trust Company.
Neither has yet qualified and Mr.
Wickham hesitates to accept. The
Virginia Passenger and Power Com
pany is capitalized at $15,000,000 and
operates In three Virginia cities Rich
mond, Manchester and Petersburg.
Frank Jay Gould is the majority
A suit brought by George F. Fisher,
of New York, for a receivership, is
now being argued In the State circuit
court at Petersburg, the defendants
claiming that there Is no necessity for
a receivership. ' -
The explanation of the application
to a United Btates court lor the ap
pointment of a receiver in the case cf
tbe street car properties is that It was
made by tbe Gould interest to pre
vent aa they claim the disintegration
of the properties. The receivers as
appointed have accepted and qualified.
The order for a receivership was
signed by Judge Waddill at Norfolk
at 3 o'clock this morning, the attor-.
neys for tbe Gould Interest having
pioseeded to that city in a special train
to Newport Newa and thence by a
special tug to Norfolk. This wss
i done it was stated to head off Fisher,
who it was understood Intended to
apply to the United States courts for
RATES FOR SHIPPING HORSES
ARRESTED IN CHARLESTON.
S. P. Hstvey, est bier of tbe Freight De
partment of the A. 6. L.
Bt Telegraph to the Morning Btar. -
Charleston, 8. C , July 17. S. P.
Harvey, cashier of the freight depart
ment of the Atlantic Coast Line, was
arrested on a warran sworn out by
Chief Auditor HaraJsen to day and
gave bond In the sum of $5,000 to ap
pear at the. next term of the circuit
court The warrant alleges that Har
vey, who has been cashier for several
years, has, between July 1, 1902, and
July U 1904, appropriated to his own
use funds of the company "to the
amount of $5,000 and upwards with
fraudulent intent. The affair creates
a stir, as Harvey is a member of a well
known family of this city and was
held In high esteem in the community.
MAY BE COMMUTED.
Decision of the Interstste Commerce f om-
mission la I ases frsm Loolslsss
and Western Points.
By Telegraph to the Morning Btar.
Washington, July 17. The Inter
state Commerce Commission today
decided that 90 cents per 100 pounds
was the just rate for shipping horses
from Bavou Bars. La., to St. Louis,
Mo., instead of $1.80, the rate charged
by the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley and
Illinois Central Railway companies
and complained of by O. M. Barrow.
The rate complained of is on less than
car load lots, and upon an estimated
weight of 2,000 pounds for each ani
mal. The commission recommends
that the weight of the first animal be
estimated at 4.000 pounds and each '
additional animal at 2.000 pounds.
The Interstate Commerce Uommls
slon to-day sustained the contention
of the New Orleans Livestock Ex
change against the Texas and Pacific
Railway Company, that the imposi
tlonof an additional freight rte of
$15 per car wben leaa tban ten car .
loads of live atoca: constituted a snip
ment was unreasonable.
CYCLONE SWEPT VILLAGE.
The Death Sentences ol Mrs. Dsoz and
tbe Negro Voodoo Doctor Hessey.
- By Telegraph to tbe Morning Star.
' HARRmuRQ, July 16. Governor
Pennypacker to-day withdrew the
death warrant of George P. Hoasey,
the colored "Voodoo doctor," who
was to have been hanged at ".Philadel
phia next Thursday in order that his
case might be taken before the board
of pardons, vhich meets in Septem
ber. Hossey and Mrs. Catherine
Danz were convicted of the mur
der of the woman's husband and
both were sentenced to be banged.
Their sentences will probably be com
muted to life imprisonment
H0H181DE AT DANVILLE.
Freight Conductor oa the Sonthsra Shot
and Killed by a Negro.
Br Telegraph to the Morning Btar.
Biohmond, Va , July 15. James L.
Armes, wbitr, a freight conductor on
the Southern Railway, was shot by an
unknown negro at an early hour tbla
morning, at Danville, ana aiea as a
Danville hospital tbls evening. The
slayer was shot at as he fled, but suc
ceeded to making hie. escape. A young
nesrro ws arrested to night on sus
picion of being the man wanted.
Reticent Statesman -"YOung
man. you're not going to 'get any
S-M.-LJ l. -J tin,."
interview out ux uw
Reporter (of Daily YelleT) -"Ain't
I? You just look at 'to-morrow's
paper. Good afternoon." New
Aged Woman Killed aad Seversl Persons -lojnred
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Chappaqtja, N. Y., July 16. A .
cyclone that swept over a part of this ,
YU1B0 bills RIUIUWU vawaw j. ,;
nf one life, the iniurv of several per- '
sons and the total destruction of five '
dwellings and three bsrnv, besides .
damaging other property, inenouso
of Mrs. Anna Waahburne was demol- .
ished and her mother, Mrs. Hlbbt,
80 years old, of Philadelphia, who was
visiting ner, receivea injuria wun
caused her death.
The cyclone came from the weat -and
swept over a track about 150 feet . .
in width. It was accompaniea ny
rain and hail and levelled everything
In its path. There were Jive women
in the Washburn house. Four of
them escsped ssfely, but the house
was blown down as they leit it anu
Mrs. Hlbbswss struck by a falling
beam and lived only a short time.
MEMPHIS, TENS. v
Steps Taken by lltlzess' Committee To
wards Driving Crlmlasls Oat
Bj Telegraph so tne morning Star.
Maur.PXis.TENN , July 16. The com- ?
mltteeof publie safety appointed at a
a a it. J V
recent mass meeting w aay caueu upuu .
Mayor J. J. Williams, Chief of Police '
John J. Mason and George Blackwell.
sheriff of Sneloy county, wnn a ro-.r
Sieat that these officials state what
ey would do in the future towards
closing alleged dirts and running
criminals out of the community. The ;
answer of Sheriff Blackwell waa satis
factory to the committee.
Mayor Williams said that owing to
the complicated city and Stale statutes
regarding gambling h would require
more time to give a aeiaueu smwm .
to the committee's demand.
The recent actio or vice juavor Hea
ders n in declariuK against Caief Ma
ion practlra ly aseurea th la ter'e re
tirement fromjtne bead of tbe police