' FROM UAO YANG.
Chance for a Decisive Battle Be
tween the Hostile Armies
JAPS DELAYED TOO LONO.
... imni niTTVHCDC
Tlili IStW DUIVIIMW.
,fl,ocarHoo cf Strike Jgaiiat tbt Beet
Tram PlinH-StflkcBfeiken At
tacked by Union Mea.
V, Tclrapl to the Mornln Btar.
jfEW York, An. 10. Following
the ultimatum given the packers by
tho Amalgamated Beef Cutter and
Butchers Workmen of America yes
terday, that a general strike would
wonlil go into effect to-day, the
nr became operative at the time
?i morning. The plant, affected
lie those affiliated with the so-called
13eef Trust.!' . " , -
Tho first disturbance of the day
ocenrred this afternoon. A negro
divine a truck loaded with
accosted by two of the
Itrikcrs who tried to atop him.
Policemen dispersed the strikers and
the driver continued on his way. A
latnr more of tho strikers
-ho had been in a saloon near by pect of Impeding; operations, but even
tried tO jump OU me nut;, uun u uiuro iiupuiuiut ja tun imuiujauuu
DoUccmen again interfered ana the reaching the Associated Press to-night
P.01.. rt Si A.i ff w?tliAnk I from an exceptional source that the
gtriKors , v- I Japanese once more have delayed too
dimcunjr. ,.,. j," lone.
Two nunarea Bine-ure.uio w
gtinod for the plant of Scwartzchlld
i clVM.mM. nravA aftanlrPrl VlV &
number of beef workers to-day, and
were completely routed. Severarof
the strike breakers wore badly
beaten and others thoroughly
frightened jumped into East river
from which they were rescued with
difficulty. Police reserves wero
summoned but no arrests were
ANOTHER EFFORT TO
SETTLE CHICAGO STRIKE.
CORPORATION TAXES, ingenious JOSTICB
Karopstkia's Army Retreating North
ward, Leavlof Oaly a Strosf Bear
Qaard to f oatett the Advance -of
Bt Cable to tho Morning Star.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 10. Again
the chance of a decisive battle between
General Kuropatkin and the com
mander of the Japanese armies seem to
be disappearing. According to a state
ment issued by the general staff to
night, rains are again falling oyer a
wide area In Manchuria, with the pros-
JWK. DAVIS' BENEFICENCE.
tin Hbllt Home for Children la Charles
low?, W. Vs., sod Offers to Bnlld
One in Richmond, Vs.
Kt Tclcirrapn to the Hontinx Star.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 10. Former
Senator Heury G. Davis, of West Vir
cioi, Democratic candidate for the
Vice Presidency, has renewed bis offer
of $10,000 for a children's home in
Ricnmond, and it is believed that be
d'sirei nn effort made to get ten
weilthy men to donate each $1,000,
th; Gno institution may be built for
outi.it little ones rescued from tbo
ilurs and dives. '
St-oator Paris practically started tha
work among the poor lUtle ones in
this Slate, and bai made an offer before
to those who hare joined in the work
of rccnt years.
lie built a borne at Charleilown, W.
Vi . and allows it $1,000 a year from
bis private fortune. He wanta to
Kina ts It Is In bis own Btate.
Convention si Lincoln, Heb., to Nominate
Candidate -Tom Watson's Speech.
By Tuleimpn to tne Morning BUr.
Lincoln, Neb , Aug. 10. Thomas
E. Wa'.on and Thomas H. Tibbies
op.nfd the Populist campaign here
this iftcrnoou nhen the convention
nn; to nominate candidates. The Oli
ver theatre was filled, tbe anti-Parker
element predominating strongly. Mr.
W4isou said this was tbe first part he
h'd taken In pDlitics In eight years,
but that tbe fires of Populism still
bimid fircely within him.
U s speech, which occupied nearly
two and a half hours, was an indirect
appeal against fusion, and he was fre
Trie Populist convention TOted to
v.'ti Watson and Tibbies electors re
tariietsof any action taken by tbe
Too question of fusion on the Slate
tic.pi was then taken up and provoked
a i ng and at times a bitter debate.
The motion for fusion on tbe State
tlckft was adopted.
General Kuropatkin has now with
drawn the bulk of his army north of
Llao Yang, leaving only a strong rear
guard Una soutbwest of Liao Yang to
contest the advance when it comes.
According to. this Information, the
Japanese nave about BOO.OOO men in
the armies operating against General
Kuropatkin, rendering it too hazard
ous for him to risk a general engage
The general staff has no Information
regarding the presence of a large force
of Japanese at Palth Huho, a place
that cannot be located on available
maps. The report agrees, however,
with tbe general tenor of the Informa
tion by tbe Associated Press and here
given that General Kuropatkin Is al
ready retiring north of Llao Yang.
Falling Back on Shiatsu.
Loudon, Aug. 11. A correspondent
of the "Daily Mall, who visited Sin
muntun, which Is on neutral Chinese
territory about thirty miles west of
Mukden, cables the following under
date of Aug. 10:
"There is an enormous garrison at
Mukden, reinforcements having ar
rived very rapidly.
"There are no Japanese nortn 01
the city. A force of some strength
lies 25 miles to the south, and there Is
another Japanese army five miles east
of Liao Yang.
"I learn from a reliable source that
the main Russian army has fallen
back on Ghiutsu."
Fighting at Port Arthur.
Che Foo. Aug. 10. Admiral Saha
of the Chinese imperial navy arrived
here to-night from Mlatotao Island.
He says the firing: on Monday night
was at Port Arthur and was heavy all
night long. Further firing, according
to the admiral, was heard this after
noon. Naval Eofszemeat.
Tokio, Aug. 11. The Russian fleet
emerged from Port Arthur Wednes
day and a severe engagement .with the
Japanese fleet lasting all day fol
lowed. Tne Japanese torpedo boat
destroyers attacked the Russians at
night. The result of the engagements
is unknown. The Russian battleships
Retvizan and Pobleda were seen out
side Port Arthur this (Thursday)
Et. Petersburg, Aug. 10. Empe
Nicholaa has received dispatches from
General Kuropatkin, dated Aug. 9,
mentioning a few minor reconnols
ances, but saying that there has been
no particular engsgement on either
fronta. On the south the Japanese
advance posts are nine miles north of
Hal Cheng Daily f usilades occur be
tween the Russian and Japanese out
posts. General Kuropatkin points out the
fact that the Japanese use bullets of
different calibre, some with nickel and
others with copper coverings, show
ing that their reserve men are now in
the fighting line.
Neiotlatloas Betas ssd esmmlttees A
pointed Thought That a Settlement
Satisfactory Saa be Reached.
By Telega?? w tne Homing star.
Chicago, III., Aug. 10. Deter
mined efforts are now being made to
settle tho stock yards strike by
mediation. Negotiations begun
early to-day between the Retail
Butchers and Grocers' Association
and representatives of several labor
unions which would undoubtedly
become involved In the strike should
it be prolonged much longer and re
sulted to-night in the appointment
of a committee composed of those
who attended today's meeting to
negotiate with the packers to-morrow
and attempt to bring about a
joint meeting between the employ
ers and the striking nnions. It was
the sentiment of all who attended-to-day's
conference that should the
meeting be arranged between the
two opposed interests a settlement
satisfactory to both sides could be
Meantime, Samuel Gompers, presi
dent of the American Federation
of Labor, has been summoned to
Chicago to see if ho can accomplish
something through mediation. Mr.
Gompers will arrive here Sunday
When the packers were told of
the intended visit of the Inter
mediary committee to-morrow,all of
them declined to make any com
ment on what if any success might
be expected from the meeting.
Under the direction of Mayor
Carter H. Harrison, who was urged
to take the step by a committee
composed of labor leaders and sev
eral aldermen, an investigation Into
the sanitary conditions of the various
packing plants where strike breakers
are being housed was begun to-day.
Several of the plants were visited,
but no flagrant violations of the law
were found. In two of the plants
the ventilation was found to be bad
and the sleeping quarters crowded,
but tho employers promised to have
these defects speedily remedied.
The investigation will probably last
two or three days, and when it Is
finished a report will be made to the
THINQI PUKED UP AT CITY HALL.
New Hanover's Share' of the
Valuation on Railroads and
EXCEEDS A MILLION DOLLARS.
STORM IN NEW YORK.
VISITED BY BURGLARS.
Several Persons Struck by Llghtalog.
Other Damage Heavy Rales
By Telegraph to the Morning Btar,
Xnv Yobk, Ane. 10. During a
- heavy thunder storm in this city and
vicinity to day, William Hagan, 27
years old, was killed by lightning
wmio driving a trnck in .Brooklyn.
Tbe force of the stroke knocked him
from his seat and his death is thought
to have been instantaneous. An un
identified boy 18 also said to have
been i killed by the lightning in
Browneville. Several buildings were
atrack, among them St. , John's
Evangelical Lutheran church. In
Brooklyn lightning also struck
tho trolley pole of a Rockaway ave
nue Bnrface car and set fire to the
car, in which, there were twenty five
or thirty passengers.' All the pas
gers were stunned for a moment. but
recovered in time to leave the car
before anyone was seriously burned.
The raiu at times was unusually
heavy and continues to-night.
IOR 00VERSOK OP NEW YORK.
Congressmen Francis 8nrton Harrison Pot
Foiward as Democratic Candidate.
By Telegraph to tbe Morning BUr.
Esotjs, N. Y., Aug. lCFrancia
Burton Harrison, who represents
tho Thirteenth New York - District
In Congress, was put forward r to
day for the Democratic nomination
for (iovernor of New York. His
namo was suggested in an informal
aiscusaion between New York poli
ticians on the ,way to Esopus. It
was received so favorably , that some
of the Tammany officials predicted
that tho names of Mayor George B.
cOlellan and former Secretary of
war Lamont would be eliminated.
Office of Consul General Oowdy la Paris
Raided and Robbed.
Bt Cable to tbe Xoralns Btar .
Paris, Aug. 10. Consul General
Gowdy, on arriving at the American
consulate to-day found that his pri
vate desk had been forced, the
woodwork badly smashed, petty
cash and postage stamps amounting
to several hundred francs abstracted
and his papers ransacked. The po
lice are making the fullest investi
gations. The burglars gave their
entire attention to Mr. Gowdy's pri
vate office, in which were rather a
long desk and a strong safe. The
former was partly wrecked, the
drawers being forced, the wood
work splintered, the papers turn
ed ont and letters even being
dragged out of their envelopes
Luckily, none of the drawers con.
talned anything valuable beside a
few hnndred francs, the petty cash
and the supply of postage stamps,
which were carried off. The safe
bore traces of violent efforts to force
it open w.ith wedges, which
however, proved futile. The bur
glars also attacked the hinges with
a hammer, making deep dents in
them. The locks also showed ham
mer marks. Mr. Gowdy cannot un
derstand how the inevitable noise
was not heard by the janitor. The
safe contained about 15,000, besides
S artlioir unpnunrnmAnt lhl a
P'r.tU. of uldd hail ben discov
ered init-rest many. A run down
J"m .,r d -sponde cy invirlably pre-wclosuicid-,
and rr.e.b!ng his been
lh4 Prevent tbat condition
hc!i mtkm aulclde likely. At the
fir thoueM of alf destruction take
.icc ric lii-.v, r. It bilna- a great tonic
nervine will strengthen the nerves
I.. bS,,d UP th sratem. It's also a
Jat Htomscii, Liver and Kidney res:-
tor. Only 60c. Satisfaction guar
JJtd by R. B. Bellamy, drug-
1 1.. I' J tJ. II . M . 1
i us mho toii nave niways eougni
Jslot Commutes Appelated to Consider and
Report on a War, e Scale.
Bt Telegraph to the Homing Btar.
Knoiville, Tens., Aug. 10.
The propositions of both miners and
operators in the joint wage scale con
ference of the United Mine workers,
district number 19,were made publio
to-day. .The operators ask for a re
duction of 15 por ct.in the mine rate.a
fifteen per cent, reduction for day
labor and a ten per cent, reduction
for "dead work." General conditions
must remain the same as heretofore
and grievances of individuals must
be considered by the scale commis
sion. The miners ask that the present
contract be renewed, with some
A ioint committee of thirteen
leading operators and as many lead
ing miners was appointed to-day to
take up the question of agreeing on
a scale and to report to-morrow.
The meeting to day was harmonious.
Swsla Not Qailly of asmbliof Negro Get
Thirty Days Other Arrests.
There was no evidence to support
the charge of gambling against
"Toney" Swain in the police court
yesterday, and he was discharged.
Special Policeman B. L. Bouse testi
fied that he heard the rattle of dice
and heard the players making bets of
five cents, but tbat he saw no money.
Swain said that no betting was go
John Whltled, the old negro who
recently served a term on tbe roads
for obtaining eges and other country
produce from several commission
merchants on the wharf, making the
false pretence that he had been sent
for them by some person of responsi
bility, was up for drunkenness for the
'ateenth time. The Mayor gave him
SO days straight. ',.
James F. Holobaugb, a one-legged
white man found begging at Front
and Princess streets yesterday, was
arrested for vagrancy, but he mani
fested an earnest disposition to "move
on" and was permitted to do so. John
Wilson, another white man, was ar
rested at Water and Market streets
for drunkenness and disorder yester
day afternoon. He will be given a
hearing before the Mayor at noon to
Hole From Bsyor Irrlofdsle.
Policeman William Sheehan, of
Wrightsvllle Beach, yesterday arrest
ed James Wesley Wllklns, colored,
upon a charge of the larceny, of a
razor and other articles from the
trunk of Mr. J. A. Arrlngdale, mayor
of Wrightsvllle. Wllklns was em
ployed as butler at the cottage of
Mayor Arrlngdale on the beach and
the temptation about the house was
too much for his natural Inclination
to enrich himself at somebody else's
expense The negro confessed the
larceny to Policeman Sheehan and
was brought up to Wilmington and
lodged in jail for preliminary trial be
fore Justice Fowler to-morrow at 10
o'clock, Mr. Arrlngdale being out of
the city at present.
Two Sesbord Excursions.
An excursion of about 400 people
reached tbe city yesterday from Bal-
eigh and Intermediate points oyer the
Seaboard Air Line. A laree portion
of tbe excursionists were colored.
The excursionists will remain In the
citv until thin evenlne at 6 o'clock.
Another two-day excursion over the
Seabosrd from Butherfordton, Char
lotte and Intermediate points will
reach here this afternoon.
Kan Over by Ice Wagon.
Samuel Nixon, colored, 19 years of
age, was run over by one of the heavy
Ice wagons of Mesars. W. E. Worth
& Co., on Second, between Walnut
and Bed Orois street,yesterday morn
log. Nixon was taken to the hospital
where Drs. Akerman and Caldwell
dressed the Injury. The negro's ankle
Is bruised and sprained, but the
wounds are not serious.
Slight Increases la Some, Falling Off In
Others, While Several Remain the
Same Flgares Given la Taba
Tre Beglsler of Deeds yesterday re
ceived from Hon. H. O. Brown, clerk
of the North Carolina Corporation
Commission, a certified copy of the
tax valuation placed to New Hanover's
credit upon the railroad and other
quasi-public corporations operating in
the county. The valuation is upon
the tangible property of the several
corporations and their rolling stock
and, all other physical property of a
tangible nature. The total valuation
this year is $1,044, 05.70 aaralnst $1,
059,409.39 originally assessed last year.
However, from last year's valuation
$10,500 was subsequently deducted,
the same bating been assessed erro
neously against the Diamond Steam
boat and Wrecking Co. Tbe assess
ments againit the Seaboard Air Line,
New Hanover Transit Co., O. B., li
ft P. Co., and the Clarendon Water
Works Co. remain the same as last
year, while the amount against the
Atlantic Coast Line is reduced about
$3,000; the Pullman and Southern
Express companies are increased
slightly; the Western Union Is re
duced about $500; tbe Brunswick
Bridge and Ferry Co. is reduced from
$700 to $450; the Portner Brewing Co.
Is reduced from $4,870 to $3,255 and
the Wilmington Towing and Con
struction Co., with an assessment of
$10,000, Is added. Flynn & Com
pany and the Merchants' and farmers'
Steamboat Co. are not aent down this
year. The figures received yesterday
to be placed on the tax books are as
Atlantic Coast Line. .....$ 747,151 22
Seaboard Air Line 7,S41 61
Pullman Car Company.. 1,307 23
Southern Express Co. . . . . 3,901 71
Western Union Telegraph 6,998 95
New Hanover Transit Co. 6,700 00
Consolidated K., L. & P. 188,500 00
Clarendon Water Works. 10,000 00
Brunswick B. & F. Co. . . 450 00
Portner Brewing Co. . . 3,255 00
Wil. Tow. & Const. Co. . 10,000 00
TotaU.. $1,044,605 70
The above valuations are exclusive
of much other property upon which
the corporations pay tax to both the
State at d county. Upon the whole,
however, the figures above are not
J it.. Ilui.aul.l
individual who complains because of
his own personal taxes and tbe reput
ed immunity of corporations will have
food for re flection in the above table
A dispatch from Willlamston
on Tuesday says: Yesterday morn
ing about 9 o'clock Ulifi Bland, an
elderly white man, was shot by Will
Smallwood, a young buck negro.
For some time some one had been
stealing fish from Cliff Bland's nets.
Yesterday morning he went out to
watch his nets with a view of catch
ing the thief. He found that his
nets had just been robbed and he
rowed rapidly down the creek and
soon overtook Will Smallwood with
fish in his canoe. He rowed along
side Smallwood's canoe and a fight
ensued. Smallwood drew a revolver
and emptied its five bullets at Bland,
two of them going in his mouth
from the right side and lodging in
his neck on the left, and another in
his arm. Both canoes were capsized
in the scuffle and both men were
dumped into the creek. After they
got out on land Smallwood went off
to get a pole to finish killing his
man, but while he was away Bland
slinned off and got away from him.
The fight occurred on Sweetwater
creek, about two and a half miles
from town. Bland was bo badly
wounded that it took him all day to
get back to town. His condition Is
now very serious, though it is
thought he will live. Smallwood is
still at large. The officers are
doing their best to find and arreBt
; ; Olglnal
"Mary Eaetou, -tand t p."
A girl of twenty nrose, and the Judge
asked: ' -
i "Have yen anything to say why
sentence should not be passed upon
"Only that I am Innocent" '
; Then' .Jndge Lester proceeded to
sentence her for two years to the- state
prison for receiving stolen goods, the
articles being a few old pieces of silver
of no very .great value. Tbe girl had
never offended before, and witnesses
testified to her good character, but she
coald not or would not explain bow the
sHyer came into her possession. There
was nothing for her but conviction and
nothing for the judge but to pass
sentence. As she stood before him
there was tbe serene look of a martyr
on her face, and the judge said mentJU-'
lyv "The assurance of criminals and
tha appearances they can assume are
The girl was led away, and ttt
judge left his office, fighting a cigar,
he trolled home. On the way he
stopped at Sandiver'S, his Jeweler, to
get his watch, that bad been left for
repairs, and while looking over the
wares .remembered that the anniver
sary of bis marriage would come off Is
about a week. He had decided on, a
brooch for. a present on i)xo occasion,
and went over to where these articles
were displayed. While looking ovef
them a young man at his side divided
with him the attention of .the sales
man. The Judge left the store without
making a selection.
-.Tie next evening while sitting In his
UbSry before dinner there was a ring
at the doorbell, and a note came in
from Sandiver announcing that the
day before he hod got In a new lot of
brooches and begging that the judge
would examine some that he had sent
by the bearer.
The Judge read the note several
times. Surely Sandiver was anxious
to sell bis goods; he had never sent
samples to his house before. Compe
' tit Ion seemed to be driving the drum
Imers of reputable firms Into people.
homes. However, he had a little tune
before dinner and would look at the
brooches. The salesman was brought
in and produced articles that the Judge
had seen in Sandlver's cases the day
1 Jl A kAnMin nAvn AHAO llnA ftT
iXUOSe UO UOXl Btrcu uuu muucu wud ur
fered at a third of the value put on it
when ho had first seen It.
"You are mistaken in the price of
this," said the Judge. "It is worth
"Perhaps 1 am," replied the poles
man, "but it is ft rule of our bouse
never to go back on a price once giv
en,". The judge took the brooch and held
It under, the gaslight There were
Jewels-in it that sparkled beautifully.
"I will take this one," he said, "but,
mind, if you are mistaken in the price
and will notify me within a few days
we will call the sale off."
' "The price is correct," Bald the sales
man "that is, to you and the sale
wil stand so far 69 we are concerned."
The brooch was Jeft and Ihe sales
A few days later, during a recess of
the court, an inspector of police step
ped up to the judge and asked him if
a man purporting to be from San
dlver's had called on him with some
Jewelry to sell.
"TW," replied the Judge, "and X
bpugnt a brooch."
"Then, your honor," replied he in
spector, smiling, "you are n receiver of
stolen goods. The man wa9 an Im
postor." ' "
impossible! He presented a note
wrjtten on Sandlver's letter head and
brought Jewels that I had seen in San
'Tlease speak lower. Judge," said the
inspector. "This is & very embarrass
ing case. The man has 'done' the po
lice derjartment Sandiver and you.
Ho came to me and offered to ork
for nothing till he bad proved his skill.
I didn't employ him. bQt he stayed
about headquarters long enough to
steal some of our letter beads; On one
of these he forged a letter Introducing
him to Sandiver, stating that he was
on tho track erf some of. their stolen
goods and if they wouid mark some
brooches and permit him to take them
out for sale he waa quite sure be could
recover a large amount pf their prop
erty, The singular part of it Is that
he returned all the articles except the
one sold you."
"Captain," said the Judge, "you are
right in not letting the world know of
this trick. Come o mv bouse after 5
o'clock, and we will talk it over."
VThon the Inspector called he carried
with him a letter he had received,
which bo handed to the Judge to read:
Captain Judge Lester recently sen
tAncAd n. slrl. Mar? Easton. to whom I am
engaged to ba married, to state prison for
receiving stolen gooaa. i aeiennrowj
HIS OJVEr ?
:- , GOOD ACT
- Everybody said that John Gaunt" s
name fitted him admirably, not so
much that he was a thin man, but that
he. was such a plain one. As for his
modesty, it was of tho first water.
There was but one occasion when he
got the better of it, and that was when
he presumed to ask Cornelia Wads
worth, a girl very much younger than
he, to marry him. Her reply to his
proposition was that she would Vot
marry a man a quarter of a century,
older than herself. Upon receiving this
reply John's victory over his modesty
was turned into a rout
. Yes," be said, "I'm too old for you;
altogether too old. Besides, I'm not
such a man . as such a girl as you
ought to marry. You are always do
ing good, while I don't remember In
all my life having performed but one
i "What was tbat?" asked Cornelia.
"Years ngo when I lived in a
lawless community and it was neces
sary to elect a sheriff of my county,
4.1. 1 ltJ 1 III
- Col. J. S. Carr, who has been
ill with malarial fever at his coun
try home, Occoneechee farm, was in
Durham on Tuesday. This makes
his second trip to Durham since he
has been convalescent. While weak,
he is getting along very nicely and
hones to be entirely restored to
health again. He returned to his
country home on the afternoon train.
, For Over otixtj Years
Mrs. Winslow's 8oo thine Syrup has
' been used for over 60 years by mil
lions of mothers ror their children
while teething, with perfect success.
Ill soothes the child, softens the gums,
aleaysall pain, cures wind colic, ana is
the best remedy for Diarrheas. It will
relieve the poor utile sufferer immedi
ately. Sold by Drueglsts In every
part or the worio. xweniy-nve con is
bottle. Be aure and ask for "Mrs.
Winslow's Boothlng Syrup," and take
no other klcd.
Five convicts, four of them
servinsr lone term sentences for
serious crimes, escaped late Tues
day afternoon from the squad in
which they they 'were working on
the Balelgh and Pamlico Sound
Railroad beyond Neuse river, near
Raleigh. Theescape was welljplanned
and executed. As the squad of con
victs were being marched along the'
road to their quarters after their
daj'a work, they passed a crowd of
women and children, Seeing the
opportunity in this circumstance
the five convicts named suddenly
broke ranks and ran directly at the
women they had just passed on the
road, keeping between them and the
guns of the guards, who were afraid
to shoot. Up to a late hour Tues
day night none of the prisoners had
been'-captured. They were'as follows:
Will Breese.of Pitt county, serving a
term of twenty-five years for murder
In the second degree, was received
at the penitentiary on Uctober lutn,
1903. Bud Brown, of Montgomery,
sentenced to twelve months for man
slaughter, was received October 5,
1903. Dallas Weaver, of Yadkin, a
white man, aged 22,;ls 6 feet 1 Inch
in height, and was serving a sen
tence of four years for larceny. He
was received at the prison February
24th of this year. George ttraay,
of Davidson, is a ginger cake color
ed negro, who was serving a six year
sentence for attempted rape. Good
In Freeman, of Anson, is a black ne
gro, 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 Inches
high, who was serving a thirty years
sentence for murder in the second
degree. He was received at the pen
itentiary September 24, 1990.
The Death Venaltr.
A little thing sometimes results in
deaib. Thus a mere scratch, insig
nificant cuts or nunv bolls have paid
the death penalty. It Is wise to have
Bucklen's Arnica Salve ever handy.
It's the best salve on earth and will
Srevent fatalities when Burns, 8ore,
fleers and Piles threatens. Only 25c
at R. R. Bellamy's drug store. t
ipw the. juage mat ne couia reauiiy m
induced to commit toe same crime, u
be a crime. Qn the day he eentencea
Mary Easton I followed him to Sandlver's.
saw him examine brooches and then laid
my scheme. The honest Intent of my act
Is established by the fact that I Imme
diately returned through a confederate all
the jewels except the one sold to Judge
Lester, and the money for that Is at your
Service. Yours truly,
No. South Fifth street.
After - reading the note the Judge
looked np with a singular expression.
"Captain," he said, "notify the at
torney who defended Mary paston
that If he will draw up an application
to the governor for a pardon t will
The Inspector left the Judge, to muse
over the many defects of Justice.
"Mary," said her jover the evening
after her liberation, "for heaven's sake
give up protecting that scapegrace
'brother of yours. I could never get
you off this way again."
the people, realizing that the sheriff
was likely to be killed most any day
by some desperado, cast about for the
man who could best be spared and
pitched upon me. I bad a good deal
of trouble and some narrow escapes
from horse thieves and such like and
was nearly killed two or three times, "
"One day a murder was committed
on. a farm lymg out in a sparsely set
tled region, ana I was sent to arrest
a man who was strongly suspected of
the murder. He wasn't a murderous
looking man at all, but a peaceable
farmer with a wife and two little chil
dren, lie was very much surprised,
but made no resistance, leaving bis
terror stricken, wife and going with
me without the least resistance. In
deed, ho said he would rather not live
at all than live, with sucb an imputa
tion resting upon him. I took him to
tbo county seat and lodged him in
"There were some suspicious circum
stances that pointed to him as the
murderer, but he was such a respecta
ble appearing man and told his story
so honestly that he was acquitted.
"There was a man in those parts I
always believed he owed the accused
some grudge who declared that it he
wasn't hanged by tho county the Job
would be done by n committee. The
day the trial came to a conclusion I
learned that this fellow was in town
and on effort would be made to lynch
the prleouer ns soon as he was made
-free. Bo instead of turning him out J
took hlni to my house. That night I
was awakened by a h.ui. tiering on my
door, and, taking my gun, I raised the
sash of an upper window and asked
what was wanted. I saw a dozen men
below and knew well enough without
asking what they had come for. When
they told me 1 parleyed with them,
having sent one of my deputies I had
kept In the house on purpose to some
of the best men in town notifying
them to come and help. I held the
lynchers till they saw persons hurry
ing from different directions. Then
they tried to batter down my door.
tiipt couldn't do this very easily, for
. . j
1 always kept bars ready ana naa
slipped them in place. Seeing that I
had baffled them, their leader 6hot at
me, giving ntc a wound of which I
bear the scar today. Then the party,
seeing my men gathering In large
numbers, made off for re-enrorcements.
"A horse and buggy was got out of
tbe barn. and. though wounded, I drove
my man away under cover of the dark
ness. You see, I couldn't -let any one
else do it, as I was sheriff. No one
ever knew where I took the man, but
no one ever saw him In that region
again. I went out and got his family
and carried them to where I had taken
him. The reason why 1 mention this
work as a good act is because his wife
told me it was. There was a little girl
in the family that I carried in my
arms. She looked at me kind of queer
and when I went away gave me a hug
that I've never forgotten."
rnrnolin listened to this brief nar
rative with a constantly growing Inter
est When it was finished her shining
eyes were fixed on- John Gaunt, her
lips were parted, her breath came quick.
"What was the name of the man you
saved?" she asked.
"Harlow William Harlow."
Miss Wadsworth continued to gaze
upon John Gaunt with an expression
that, had he not been a stupid fellow,
would have set his heart bounding.
"You see," he continued, "that you're
right not to take a man for a husband
who, besides being much too old for
you, never did but one good net in his
life, and I have always considered that
to be nothing more than any one would
have done under the circumstances."
"I think any good and brave man
would have done it," replied Cornelia.
"Jest so," said John, easily convinced
from her words that even what he had
peen told by the wife of the man he
had saved was purely emotional.
"But sometimes," the girl went on,
"being good and brave even in the line
of duty counts for a great deal. The
World is full of heroes and heroines,
but they don't always meet with a
merited reward. You saved n maa's
life, and in savins his life you saved
his wife and children from a terrible
blow and lives of misery."
"I never happened to think of it in
that light," said John.
"Heaven sometimes sends us a re
ward for doing a good act loug after It
has been done. You wish the love of
a woman. I will be that woman. I
am the little girl who hugged you. My
fnther changed his nnrae after his
trouble. I am Cornelia Harlow."
And for the second lime In her life
she hugged her fatlierV preserver.
ei.iza it Airmen.
BETTER THAW fQBATOTrV t
! , -
Tbe Secret of 0e Clever Uwrr'i
Uavarylag Saeeeaa. '
One of the most common defects of
a recently admitted lawyer is a striv
ing for oratorical display. A success
ful older practitioner endeavors, on the
other hand, to give the Jury a heart toj
heart talk. The ways of an eagle, laj
the air, of a serpent upon a rock, of a
ship in the midst of the sea and of a
man with a maid are as A B O com
pared with the methods usually pur-;
sued by the twelve good men and true
It seems a trifle odd at first that at.
dozen individuals who separately are,
shrewd, sharp business men should;
collectively be guilty of the most ah
surd performances, but the fact must
be reckoned on nevertheless.
' A story is told of two farmers wh(J
were returning home, one of then!
from Jury duty in a neighboring towiv
"Lawyer Smith is a great orator," sahf
one "a perfect 'Daniel Webster. My
how I bated to decide against him in
the three cases he trled''
"How about Lawyer Jones, who was
on the other side.?"
"Oh, shucks! Why of course he. wins,
all his cased. I heard every one of.
'em, and they were the simplest things',
He Just explained things to the Jury.
He didn't haveto do any hard ta.lking
at all. You couldn't help but agree
with him." Success.
(Qnotefl officially at the closing by the Chamber
of Commerce j
BTAR OFFICE, August 10.
SPIRITS TURPENTINE Market
firm at 53Ue per gallon. Bales after
hours at lt bid.
ROSIN Market steady at 13.25 per
barrel for good strained.
TAR Market firm at $1.70 per bar
rel of 280 pounds.
CRUDE TURPENTINE Market
firm at 13.25 per barrel for hard, $3.75
for dip, $4.00 for virgin.
Quotations same day last year
Spirits turpentine nothing doing;
rosin nothing doing; tar firm a
$L65; crude turpentine firm at $1.75,
Rosin -. .
ueceipts same day last year 59
casks spirits turpentine, 54 barrels
rosin, 325 barrels tar, 147 barrels crude
Same day last year, nothing doing.
Receipts 3 bales; same day last
Galileo's Caustic Ilomor.
In a biography of Galileo some sto
ries are told of the caustic humor of
that bold Investigator. Lot-trio Sarsl,-a-
writer on science, having said that
the Babylonians used to cook eggs bi
. . I If .1 . . 1 F i .111 Z" 1
wmrung ucm in- a suns, uauieo iv
piled: "Tho cause of such an effect is
very remote from that to which it -is
attributed, and to find the true cause f
shall reason thus: If an effect does not
Jfollow with us which followed with
others at another time It is because
in our experiments something Is want
ing which was the cause of the former
success, and if only one thing is want
ing to us that one thing is the true
cause. Now Ave have eggs and slings
and strong men to whirl them, and yet
they will not become cooked; nay, if
they were hot at first they moro quick
ly become cold, and since nothing Is
Wanting to us but to be Kabylonlans It
follows that being Babylonians is the
true cause why the eggs became cook
ed and not to the friction of tho air,
which is what I wish to prove."
(Corrected Regularly by Wilmington Producs -
oomnusBlon Merchants, prices representing
tboee paid for produce consigned to Commis
sion Mercaanto 1
PEANUTS North Carolina, firm.
Prime, $L80; extra prime, $1.35; fan
cy, $1.40, per bushel of twenty-eight
pounds. Virginia Prime, $1.05 ; extra
prime, $1.07J( ; fancy, $1.10. Spanish,
CORN Firm; 6065e per bushel
for white. r -
N. O. BACON Steady; hams 13
15c per pound; shoulders, 12c; sides,
EGGS Dull at 1516c per dozen.
CHICKENS Firm. Grown, 85
40c; springs, 1320c.
TURKEYS Firm at 12tf(ai3c for
BEESWAX Firm at 2526c.
TALLOW Firm at 56ic per
SWEET POTATOES Firm at 90
$1.00 per bushel.
BEEF CATTLE Firm at 24c per
Shorthand ,O0O Years Aero.
It is no doubt a surprise to most to
learn that shorthand was known and
practiced 2,000 years ago. Manlllus, a
contemporary of Crcsar and Cicero,
Virgil and Horace, asserts that some
system of reporting very similar to.
our shorthand was in Vogue in hto
days. Writing those words under the'
Influence of Virgo and Mercury, he
says they are
In shorthand skilled, where little marks
WhoTe words, a sentence In a single letter
And while the willing hand its aid affords,
Prevents the tongue to fix the falling
It Is certainly a novel conception that
Cicero's grand orations were commit
ted to paper with as much skill as our
modern stenographers boast.
A Story of nosslnl.
In "Gossip From Tarls During the
Second Empire" A. B. N. Teat, the
author, tells a story of Kosslnl, who
was much dogged by the lion hunters t
"Once a Russian lady outstripped tho
limits even of Rossini's patience and,
having watched his daily promenade
during several days, sent n message to
his house expressive of her desire to
be received by him. Tbe reply to
this strange communication was: 'I do
nothing for nothing. If tho lady
brings me a fine bunch of asparagus
she will be -elcome, and she can take
a view of bo at her leisure. Then,
pointing to his waist, which had at
tained a somewhat nldermanlc rotund
ity, he added, The lady may even
walk round mo if she pleases but 1
must have my asparagus.
Clyde steamer Carib, Chichester,
Georgetown, SO, HQ Smallbones.
Steamer Duplin, Berry, Chlnquepln,
8tmr Tar Heel, Bradshaw, Fayette
rille, B M King.
Stmr A J Johnson, Bornemann,
Clear Bud, W J Meredith.
Clyde steamer Navahoe, Devereux,
New York, II Q Smallbones.
Stmr City of Fayetteville, RobeBon,
rayettevllie, J no BMctcacnern.
Clyde steamer Carib, Chichester,
New York, H G Smallbones.
Steamer Duplin, Berry, Chlnquepin,
Stmr Tar Heel, Bradshaw, Fayette
ville, S M King.
Stmr A J Johnson, Bornemann,
Clear Run, W J Meredith.
Stmr City of Fayetteville, Robeson,
Fayetteville, Jno S McEachern.
Clyde steamer Navahoe, Devereux,
Georgetown, SO, HG Smallbones.
The winter season should witness the
development of the social side of farm
life as much as possible. We have a
great regard for the country debating
school and singing school and tbat sort
of informal visiting back and forth
between neighbors which always shows
them at their best
From the way Senator Elkins
is fighting his father in-law, . you
would think Henry G. Davis was
his mothcr-iu law. Baltimore Sun.
Northern grown, & second crop, straw
berries made their appearance in some
of the markets during early October
and found a ready market at 40 cents
a Quart. A second crop of raspberries
waa also reported from some localities.
These were freak Drodnctejtthe result
The one argument which the
great intellect of the mighty Root
has been able to find against the
Democratic ticket is that if Presi
dent Parker should die, Vice Presi
dent Davis, being an old man, might
also die, leaving some unknown Dem
ocrat in the line of presidential suc
cession. At any rate, it would not
i be Gas Addlcks, nor would it be the
present postmaster general, boss
Payne, who is now in tne una oi
succession. Louisville Courier-Journal.
J. J. Holloway, chairman of the
SUte committee, of the Georgia Pop-
: nllst party, has issued a call for a con
vention to be Mia in Atlanta oeptcui-
Real Oyster Feathers.
A woman I know has a house
maid who makes up in devotion to
fashion what she misses of respect
to tho mother tongue. She came
home with an amazing hat the other
day and showed it with pride.
"It didn't cost so much, either,"
she said. ''The bare hat was $2,
and the rest was $3. Yon see, it's
trimmed with real oyster feathers.
Bt fslsaTaob to tna Bfonuna star
BKW TOBX. Aug. I0.-Ootton wu
nnUtat iokka. net recelots bales;
rron reoelott S33 bales: stock 84,758
Dales. .... ... .
Spot cotton closed quiet t mioaung
upland! t0.6Sc; middling gulf 10 90c;
rintinn fntnrAa market eioseo nwwj :
inM.it in 11 Rmtember 0.95. Octo
ber 9 78. November 9.73, December
9.76. January 9.77, jrewruarj .,
March 9.83, April n.oo, wj .oo.
Innocent by Accident.
A Btory is told of a Pennsylvania
judge who once had a number of
Irishmen before "him in one of the
interior counties, indicted for riot
on the canal. All their names were
mclucled in one indictment, and tho
jury found them all guilty, though
W of them, Pat Murphy, clearly
proved an alibi. They were all
brought into court to be sentenced,
and Pat was directed to stand -np
with the others. Pat protested ve
hemently and reminded the Judge
that it was clearly proved on the
trial that he waa at the time sick In
bed and at a considerable distance
from the scene of the riot. "Stand
up, Pat," said the judge, "stand up.
You're just as guilty as any of
them. You know you would have
been there if you could I"
Husband (reading from Scott)
"Not one woman in twenty marries
tho first love." How was it in your
L case, my dear ?
Wife liow was u in your caser
Husband You must make the
first confession. Don't answer like
a parrot by asking me the same
Wife We,ll, here's the honest
truth. If you married your first love,
I married my first. If you didn't, I
By Cable to the Morning BUr.
t.ivirpool Auc. 10. Cotton: Spot,
limited demand ; prices easler,six points
lower; American middling lair o.zoa;
good middling 6.14d; middling 6.02d;
fnw mfMiiita iS-fiBd crood ordinary
5.8d; ordinary 5.40d. Tne saies oi
the day were 6,000 bales, of which 500
bales were for speculation ana export
and included 4,400 bales American.
Receipts 8,000 bales, including 2,300
bales American. . . ,
Futures opened easier ana ciosea
middling iz o cis
dv TeietrraDa to the Hornlnc Btar.
Niw Yob, Aug. 10. Flour was
Inactive but firmly held. Rye flour
firm. Wheat-Spot steady; No. 2 red v
nominal. Options closed Xlc net
lower: September closed $1 04; De
cember closed $1 03: May closed
$1 03 X, Corn Spot easy ; No.3 58 c
Options closed at a partial Mo net ad
vance ; September closed 68Jfc ; Decem
ber closed 56c. Oats Spot dull; ...
mixed,2632 tbi, 4143c. Pork barely
steady ; short clear $13 5015 50.' Tal
low quiet. Rice quiet. Molasses firm.
Butter steady: Bute dairy, common
to extra 1217c ; creamery.common to
extra 1317 J4C uneese steady ; tnaw,
full cream, small colored fair to good
7tf7. Eggs firmly held at prices:
Bute, f enniylvanla and nearby extras
2526c; Southern 1518c. Peanuts
steady: fancy hand-nicked 6Mc; other
domestic 8X6Xc Cabbages dull;
Long Island per barrel crate, 2550c:
per hundred $1 C02 00. Freights to
Liverpool Cotton by steam 1220.
Potatoes Market was quoted steady:
Long Island, In bulk, per 180 &s, $1 50
1 75 i Jersey and Southern fl 87
1 62: Southern sweets $2 O02 75.
Sugar Raw firm ; fair refining 3 11-16 ;
centrifugal, 96 test, 4 s-MOijfe; : mo
lasses sugar 8 7-16c; refined sugar firm.
Cotton seed oil was steady, with a
fair trade: Prime crude, f. o. b.
mills 2222Kc; prime summer yellow
27Ji28c; off summer yellow nomi
nal; prime white 82c;prime winter yel- .
Chicago, III, Aug. 10. Builish',en
thuslasm succumbed to conservatism
In the wheat pit to day. September
wheat at the close showed a loss of
Ic. Corn is down a bhade. uats
made a gain of half a cant. Provisions -are
off 21 to 25c.
CHICAGO. Aug. 10. Uash prices:
Flour Market essy. Wheat No. 2
spring $1 071 08; No. S spring 94c
$105; No.8 red $1 01J1 03c. Corn .
No.3 63Xc; No. 2 jellow 55tfc. Oats ,
No. 2 82tfe; No. 2 white 8536; No. .
8 white 33XS4c. we-no.1 f i
72c Mess pork, per bfcL, $12 12
12 15. Lard, per 100 fbs, $6 606 62.
Short rib sides, loose, quoted $7 50
7 62. Dry salted shoulders, boxed, no
report Short clear sides, boxsd, $8 00
8 25. Whiskey Basis of high wines,
. The leading futures ranged s lol
lows opening, highest, lowest and
closing: Wheat No. 2Beptember, old,
1 031 03H, 1 03. 1 01, 1 02Xc;do.
new, 1 0ltfi uix, i u, i w. i i
December 1 00H1 00. 1 00. 99V.
99100; May 1 01l 01,102,
1 00 JM1 01. Corn No. 2 August 62 s
September 62K53, 54J, 52, 63tfc;
n.P.mhr !9WCft49K. 60M. 49k. 50V.
Oats No. 2 September 83X33tf , 84,
83X, 83Xe ; December 84tf, S4X, 34
84V84X: May 86. 86)17.86. 86fT.
MesspoTk, per bbl September $18 80,
13 87, 12 12, 12 15; October $12 35,
13 43. 12 20, 12 23. Lard, per 100 lbs
September $6 75, 6 77, 6 65, 6 67; Octo
ber 16 8Z. 0 BO. O 40, D II. onun riu,
mi!! AmnHiMn middllnc Iff O
t K tRA . Anmt anA RAntAmbfiV
5.60d; September and October 5.40d;lper 100 fts-Septomber $7 63, 7 65, 7 57,
October ana.wovemDer 0.02a; wovem-170; ucuwrti o. .
w a.nA n mm tar s.29d: December
and January 6.35; January ana reo--inarv
B.25d: February and March
5.35d; ttarch ana April &.zoa.
NEW YORK.COFFEK FUTURES.
Hw York. Aug.llO. Coffee Spot
nirt etAftdv: No. 7 Invoice c; mua
NAVAL STORES MARKETS. I firm; Oordora 9K105c. The market
RAMI. 9 1 unto Mfanrvwiw. futures onened firm at an
advance of 510 points on lunnor ?
"Why did you tell me that
gentleman waa a fine golf player?"
I never saw any one f ooale so much
in my lite." "I didn't say he wag a
fine play sr." weui yon sam u w
a good one." "So he is. He's a
minister." unicago ews.
8f reiegrapn to Morning: Btar.
aw Yoat Aug. 10. Bosln stetdv.
Spirits turpentine steady.
rniiHi.KRTOS. Au. 9. Spirits Wr-
Entlne firm at 53e; sales casks,
tlnfiim; sales barrels; A, B, C
$3 303 35; D, $3 253 SO; E, $3 80
9 RK, W ta SB: a. $3 40: H. $2 60; L
$310;K, $3 85; M, $3 65; N, $3 80;
W O, $4 15; w w, vj.
3 vi.B, Aug.10. 8plrlt turpen
tine was firm at 53Xe; receipts 481
casks ; sales 205 casks; export 100
casks. Rosin was firm; receipts 2,167
hri: mIm 8.951 barrels; exports
3.450 barrel.: A, B, O, $2 80; D, $3 85;
E, $3 40 i V $3 45; Q, $3 50. H, $3 70;
? $8 353 80; K. $3 65; M. $3 85; N.
$4 00; W G. $4 85; W W 4 60.
lng by Europet u intereHi and commis- ' i
slon house encourwemnnts. The I
market finally closed steady, witn a
net advance of 510 points. Sales 3,
Richmond M. Pearson, American
i minister to Persia, who has been in
this country on leave 01 absence lor
several weeks, called on President
1 Roosevelt yesterday and later con
ferred with the officials of the State
Department regarding anairs per
taining to his position. He expects
to sail in about a month after pay
ing a brief visit to nis nome m