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FRIDAY. MAY' U, 1900.
MO. M'LEAN'S QUESTIONS.
Ono or the most intcrestlng contribu
tions to curient political litcra
tuie is an - artlcle which we
print ? clsewhere from tho Cin?
cinnati Enqulrer, whose editor andowner
is Mr. John R. McLean, brother-in-law
< f Admlral Dcwey. The articlc is writ
ten In a series of qucstions which Mr.
M'-Lcan ?!?..- not answer in so many
words. but tlie answer? are implied. It
is very clear that hc wants the Demo?
cratic party to break away from ' the
Chicago platform of 1896, If nol ind'ecd
from the nomihee of the Chicago Conven?
tion. William J. Bryan. The artlcle
Bpeaks for itself. and we shall not dis
cuss that phase of it. but there are one
or twu <>th? r Interestlng qucstions in
volved about which we would submit a
-What are the prlnciples and policies
of the Democratic party in this closing
year of the nini tecnlh century?'" asks
Mr. McLean. And we ask why should
there b.- any doubt as to the prlnciples
and policies of the Democratic party?
Mr. McLean goes but of the way to
make a fliug at the "malcontents who
followod tho absurd and pitiablc Paimer
aad JBuckner ticket." But if the Dem?
ocratic party in 1S96 had adopted the
same platform that tho Paimer and
Buckncr Democrats adopted' in their con?
vention at Indlanapolis, there would liave
been no occaslon to ask the qucslion to
day. -\Y!uil are thr prlnciples and policies
of Uie Democratic party?" Never was
there a elearer or a more courageous
expresslon of Democatic prlnciples than
was oontained ln the Indianapolls plat?
form. and overy declaration in that plat?
form has been rindicated' by subsequent
events. lt was just such a platform as
Democrats had been standing qn from
the beginning. and those Democrats who
formulated tlie platform and who stood
by it in lsi*tj have no cause to regret their
But tl-.e Chicago jilatform was the
platform of the "Now Dcniocracy," and
it was a new declaration of prlnciples.
lt was concelved ln a spirit of Populism
and framed for lhc purposo of capturing
the Populist vote. lt drove thousands
and thousands of Democrats out of the
party. and retired the true and tried
leaders, putting In their pl.ices men like
Altgeld and Tillman. lt brought a lot
of Populists into the party organization.
and so complelely rcvolutionized the
party?-we do not use the word in any
offensrVe *cnsc?as that at the beginning
of this campaign Mr. John R. McLean,
who was one of tlie most active party
leaders in the campaign of 1S96, now
Snds it neoessary to ask the Questions,
"w":i' r, are iii-'."' and "what are the
prlnciples and policies of the party?"
3t is indetd a sad state of affairs. The
Democratic party has had its chart irom
the beginning, and there never was a
;::::?? until ;!">r the Chicago platform
w.is madt wh< n lt was dlfflcUlt for any
member to >-:a:'.-.l up in public and de
clare it.- prlnciples and policies. But to
<i::y no man can aay with any degree
of ccriaii.iv what is the test of Democ
Tacy. No iii.iii can forccasl with any de?
gree of ccrtalnty wh.it will be the plat?
form of t:;c party in tlie campaign of
1S00. No man can teli whethcr it wlll
3bc a Democratic platform of a Populistic
platform. Ind'eed, Mr. McLcan intlmates
that the platform adopted by the Butier
factiou of the national Populist party two
days ago at Sioux Falls ls a furecast
of tlie platform fo be adopted by the
T>. tnocratlc Convention at Kansas City.
"F ome of the Sloits Falls delcgates
Btopp< ii at l^i'acoln a few days apo," says
hc. *l i partlcipate ln a public deraonstra
tion,*in n'hich ?<3r. Bryan was tho central
ligure. Dd thcy carry away with them
?tlie Democratic tablcs of stone. to be
? Infcpectcd and rechiselcd by the Popullsts
before being submitted fo^ ratiiication
at Kansas City?" Yet the man who
aska thla qucstion is, as much as auy
otiier man, rcspoaalble for intioducing
Popullsts and Populiam into the Demo?
But air."' John iii.Lean has seen his
mistake, and the article -which we, re- j
producc says ln so many word's that': tho j
time has come for Democrats to
cschew Populism and to get together once
more on an oid time Democratic plat
form. If his advice shall be followed,
all may yet be well. if hot, the fato
of thc Democratic party is jrealed.
SOME VOVVlilBY OPlNiONS.
1 Mr. Ignatius Donnelly is by common
consent one of the most thoroughgoing
cranks of which that great assemblagc of
cranks, the Populist party, can boasL
Nevcrthelcss, at their convention in Cin?
cinnati on Wednesday last hc said some
things that were eminently true, onev of
these being that the Democrats in 1S0G only
wanted the Populists for their two mil
Ilons of votes; and yet this is a mixture
of truth and errpr, if by the word Demo
crat we inciude everybody who took part
ln the dellberations of tho Chicago Conven?
tion in ISCG, for there were some as thor
oughgoing Populists acting a leading part
in t'aat convention as even Donnelly or
Peffer themselves. These, of course.
wanted the Populist party for its piebald
association of what they called principlcs,
and they would have been very giad to
tack the Democratic party on as a tail to
the Populist party. But the real Demo?
crats who particlpated in that convention
wanted the Populist party, as Donnelly
says, .for their two millions of votes. and
for that only. Donnelly, wHile congratu
ia'.ing himself, therefore, that the conven?
tion that he was then standing before had
separated the sheep from the goats, and
the "exuviae," as he called those at Sioux
Falls, was enlirely in character, and it is
a subject of congratulation to every one
that these Simon-pure cranks have disso
clated themselves from every one and are
now gone off into a llock all by them?
selves. We think Mr. Donnelly was a
trifle sariguine in declaring that the fu?
ture success of mankind hinges upon this
movement of the Populists, but mankind
can ccrtainly congratulate itself on the
Populists havng finally decided to go off to
themselves and run the world in their
Mr. Howard. of Alabama, who was made
temporary ehairman of that convention,
showed himself up also in fine style. He
had no use for the Hon. William J. Bryan.
Hc wanted it understood distinctly, that
the one great object which all mankind
must have in view, unless they would
entar that place where hope Is left behlnd.
was the active operation of govemment
printlng presses in supplying the people
with irredeemablc govemment promlses to
pay money. Depreealing the great mis?
take of demanding the free coinage of sil
vcr, he said: "A greater Issue than this
is a paper curreney issue directly by the
govemment itself. Bet us plant ourselvcs
firmly upon this proposition, and while
not abandoning the causc of silver, let us
go forward to the more advanced and
more logical position."
This js one of the most candid acknowl
edscments that we have ever knov.'n any
free < oiner to make. Mr. Howard owns
up frankly that a demand for th free
coinage of silver at thc ratio of 16 to 1 is^
noihing in- its c-ssence but a demand for
irredeemablc' fiat money, and he has the
manliness to thrOw off all disguises and
come forward and say so. If all of his
nther Populist associates, whether callihg
themselves Populists or Democrats, had
had the frankness to make this demand
flve years ago, tlie country would have
been spared a vast deal of most Injurious
agitation and many men would now be
living in comfort who have been ruined by
the agitation for free silver.
But the Biuler faction of Populists in
their convention were not much behlnd the
Middlc-of-the-Koaders. In his speeeh Mr.
Butler declared for the govemment owner
ship of trusts, and although not so oui
spoken, these Populists are also in favor
of plenty of printing-press money. What
business have Democrats to be consorting
with either faction?
The country is disgusted with Hannaism
and all that implies, \and If the Demo?
cratic party would only abandon free sil
ver and nomlnate a conservative man it
would have an exceilent chance to win in
MR. HEUBEKT TALKS SENSE.
ln his admirable address the other day
at the Montgomery conference, Hon. Hil
ary A. Herbert, former Secretary of the
Navy*, used this signlncant language:
There are other grave qucslions to come
before you. One relates to the purity of
the bailot bnx. There is no country in the
werld where elections were purer than they
were in thc Southern States in 1SG0. If
since that time we have departed from the
teachlngs of <>ur fathers, it was necesslty
t'hat taught us?the necess'.ty of preservlng
our civilization. It was not a deSire to get
rid of negro domlnatlon that proinpted the
new Constitution of MiSslssippi or the new
Constitution of Ebuislana. The white men
alreadv were dominan.t in both States: they
were simply taking steps in the dlrectioh
of pure elections. It is just m^ step from
defrauding the nesro to defrauding the
white man, and we know that as long as
matters remain. as they now are we can
never have. as we oue'ht to have. and wish
to have. two respectable parties in these
That is a fair statement of the situation
ln Virginia to-day. Through the fear of
negro domination the Democrats employed
donbtful measures at the polls until our
whole election system became corrupt.
These praetices were submitted to by the
?honest votcrs of the State because they
feit that anything was preferable to negro
rule. Tho danger of negro rule has now
been passed. but the people know that so
long as the great mass of negroes have the
right to vote just so long will these prac
tlccs coctinue whether they be necessary or
not. and so the constitutional convention.
which we propose to hold in Virginia, is
not alined so much at the negro as at
election corruption. The people have de
tcrmiucd to remove every pretext for
fraud, to purlfy the bailot and to return to
those good old days when all our elections.
were open and above board and without
even the suspieion of fraud. *
That is the animus of t'he convention
movement, und that is why Tlie Times is
glving the movement its earnest and cor
THE "CllltlSTIAX PAliTY."
In ISiiS the Rev. Silas C. Swallow made
his appearance in the politics of Pemrsyl
vaniu, running as Prohibition candidate
for Governor. He polled 125,745 votes and
was so encouraged ihat he proposes this
year to run for President. The "Christian
Party'' has been orgunized and Mr. Swal?
low will head its ticket.
The idca is to get all Christian people to
support this ticket in prefcrence to other
tickets. It is a sort of church affair and
the argument will be used, we suppose,
that it is the duty of the chaich members
to stand by the church candidate.
If Mr. Swallow should succced in en
Hsting all the church members in his party,
one or the other of two t'hings would hap.
pen. Either outsiders would organize a
?strong party and light the church party to
the death, or clse ontsiders would go into
the church and convert it into a greaF poli?
tical machlne. In either event Christianity
would be doomed.
The story that the Czar has recently
granted a commission to Erncst Ferah
Hooley is indignantly denied by the
Czar's representatives .
Senator Dcpew and his niece, - Miss
Paulding. will sail for Europe June 27th.
They will go directly to Bondon and
divide the time until their return in
September. between that, city and Paris.
Miss Hegeman, another niece of Senator
Depew, who passcu the winter at his,
home, in Washington, will leave for
Europe May 29th, to be joined there by
her uncle and cousin.
, * 1. *
The town of Bily Dale, N. Y., the head
centre of the Spiritualistic faith, is ex
cited over the next Presidential election.
At one of the recent Spiritualistic gath
erings the spirit of Daniel Webster ar
rived and declared that William McKin
ley and William Jennings Bryan are to
be nominated for the Presidency, and
that in the Electoral College Mr. Mc
Kinley will have 273 votes and Mr. Bryan
When asked about Admiral Dewey's
chances, Mr. Webster's spirit declined
to be interviewed.
It is reported from Cairo that the
Khedive is making his plans to visit the
United States next year.
The Rev. C. M. Sheldon received $5,000
from the profits of the Christian Daily
Capital. He has given $1,000 to the India
famine suffcrers. The balance was dis
trlbuted as follows:
City Detentipri Hospital, $1,000; for the
contaglous diseuse ward. Christ's Hospi?
tal, $1,000; Washburg College, $690; Topeka
Y. M. C. A., $500; for a public drink.ng
fountain, $300; Kindergarteu Association,
$100; Y. W. C. A., $150; W. C. T. U.. $100;
Inglesidc Home. $100; State Temperance
Union, $100; Anti-Cigarette Beague, $50.
John Anderson, a leper, died at the
Philadelphia Almshouse night before last.
He was placed ln his hut ten years ago,
and sinee that time none but the scientiiic
men had ever, visited him.
I saw two vultures, gray they were, and
gorged: ,j |
One i.nosque sat high, asleep he
Claw-staid within the silver crescent's
Xot far away, another, gray as hc.
As full content and somnolent with food,
Clutched with instlrictive grip the golden
High on the church an alien creed had
Yon in ihe museum mighty Rameses
For some new childhood swaddled like a
Osiris and Jehovah, Allah, Christ,
This land.hath known, and, in the dawn
The brute-god-creature crouching in the
Ere Rameses worshipped and ere Seti died.
How much of truth to each new faith' He
Who is the very father of all creeds,
1 know not now?nor shall know. Ever
Past temple, palace, tomb, thc- great Xile
Free an i more free of boun.ty as men learn
To u'se his values. Only this 1 know.
?Dr. S. \V. MItchell. in "Tne Wager and
Had tlie Same Effect.
Dasher?That was a splendid spring poem
you had in the last issue of Gusher's mag
Spacer? Why, that wasn't a spring poem.
Dasher?Wasn't it? Well, it gave me that
"tired ffeellng" just thc same.?Chicago
Her Curiosiry Ceascd.
Wlfe (at the play)?Do you suppose the
diam'onds on that pretty soubrette are real?
Hu.-band?I dori-t know; but it" you say
so, I'll go afbund and fmd out.?Harper's
A Nccessary Pav?.
"The doctor says I am badly run down
ahd must go away for six mbnths."
?'Hut. John, dear, I can't leave town."
"That's part of the cure."?Bife.
>.<it Eyen Once.
Mabel (anropos of new evening dress,
which has just arrived from the dress
makeri? Oh, mpther, how loyely! Do wear
Mothcr? No, dear, not to-night. This is
for when ladies and gentlemCn come to
Mabel?Mothcr, dear, do let's pretend,
just for once, that father's a gentieman!?
II is First Season Out of Town.
"As I reached home iast night I saw our
cow running off down the road."
"I chased her a mile and a half in a
"Yes; but when I got the old thing back
to our yard I found out she wasn't our
GENERAfc ASSE3IBLY PRESBY
In the United Slate-, Atlanta, Ga
May 17-"^G, lOOO,
On acount of the above occasiqn the
Atlantie Coast Bine annouhces a rate
of one fare for the round trip, rate from
Richmond being $1 L50. Tickets to be
sold May 15th, ltlth and 17th, continuous
passage, with linal limit May 29th.
For sleeplng car accommodations and
further information cali on,
Ticket Agent, Byrd-Street Station.
C. S. CAMPBELB,
Division Passenger At;ent,
S3S East Main Street.
Who is *your choice for King? Vote
early and often.
RUB WEIiti AX") OFTEN
With Dixie Nerve and Bone Einiment if
you wish to cure Eheumatism, Stiff Joints,
Muscie.s and Sinews. It warms, pene-J
.trates and cf.res. Don't take any but
Dixie Nervo and Bone Biniment. It has
been tried by thoiisands, and pronounced
"the best."* What it does for others it
will do for you. Price, 25 cents every
Vote for the King of the Carnival.
PURE STERIBIZEOSCOTCB MALT.
A most excelient and pleasant Spr?Ing
Toriic. Most .Appctising, rflfreishlng and
strengthening. Price. 15 cents a bottle,
$1.50 a dozen bottles.
OWENS & MINOCR DRUG CO.
Horatio Bl Karper !s Attacked ? bv a
BiCYCLiST STRUCK BYLIGHTNING
Brooklyn Offlcial ?*avors the Whip
pinjr-Post for .Wife-Beaters.
A Warriase That Was
NEW YORK, May 10.-Special.-Mr. Ho?
ratio B. Harper, of the publishing house of
Harper & Brothers, met with a remarkable
accident in his stable on Tuesday, oy
which he will be disfigured for life. lie
Iives at Sands Point, L. I., where he has
a fine stable. He is a great lover of horscs,
and went into a stable where taere was a
line horse. He had not been standing
there long when the brute attacked him,
and in some manner caught the unfortu
nate man's upper iip between his teetn.
The animal also attempted to -strike his
master with his forefeet, but Mr. Harper
managed to prevent this until the groom
came to his assistance. l'hysicians were
at once summoned, and the injuries of -Mr.
Haroer were attended to. A small por
tion of the lip was completeiy bitten off
and the rest of it hung by a few threacU.
The doctor sewed this up, and is nopeful
of making the dis.igurement less senous
than was at lirst feared.
JOY TUHNED 'TO SADNESfc.
William Joy, of Montclair, N. J., t\a=?
scorching on a bicycle Tuesday afternoon
durmg a thundcr storm. He tried to. make
his way to a farm house, but just betore
he reached the house there was a deafen
ing crash and a blinding blaze enveloped
him and his wheel. He was hurled nead
foremost through the air for twenty feet,
falling in a thicket by the roadside. _ He
lay stunned for several minutes. but .linal
ly managed to staggcr to his feet. His
head was ringing and his clothing was
badly torn, but beyond a few cuts and
bruises he escaped without injury. In the
road he found his bicycle with the frame
twisted in every direction, the front wheel
shattered," and the whole machine scarred
by the action of the heat. Joy attributes
his escape from death to the fact that
his body was in a great mcasure insulated
from the wheel by the cork handle-bars
and rubber pedais.
ltobert Wetzei jumped from the Brooklyn
Bridge yesterday afternoon, being the
third person to take the leap within the
last three weeks. He jumped at 4:15
o'clock vesterday afternoon, was pieked
out of the river by tug-boat hands, ar
rested and taken to Gouverneur Hospital.
where it was found that he was suffering
from a broken rib, concussion of the groin,
and severe shock. His clotbes were badly
torn by the force with which he struck
the water. Hc struck it feet first. and his
shoes were burst open by the impact and
nearly torn from his feet. Ho was suffer?
ing great pain, but the surgeons said that
if he has not received intcrnal injuries of
a more severe nature than were apparent
last night he would probably recover.
FOR A "WHIPFING TOST.
The restoration of the whipping post in
this State, and the mflietion of sound flog-'
gings upon men who beat or abandon their
wives, was seriously advocated yesterday
by Adolph Simis, Charities Commssioner of
Brooklyn. at a conference upon varlous
subjects connected with charities in this
city, which was opened at the United
Charities Buiiding, No. 105 East Twcnty
seebnd Street, and was presided over by
Bishop Farley. *Mr. Simis said that at
present, under the lawv when a man aban
doned his wife all that could be done to
him Vas to send him to jail for one, two
or'.three months, where he liyed in clover
at the expehse of the city.
STOPPED THE MARIUAGE.
A wedding was stopped in the Yorkvillc
Pollco Court yesterday by Magistrate
Pool after he had half completed the ccre
mony: The persbns being married were
Isaac Heymui, twenty-eight years old,
and Sophie Siegel, twenty-three years old.
They had been married in 3S;<3. had sepa
rated in 1S05, and in 3S99 he had obtained
a divorce in Rhodc island on the ground
of cruelty and desertion. Four days ago
the woman asked for Heyman's arrost on
the ground of desertion and failure to
support his child. Yesterday her lawyer
said she had consented to a remarriage
for the sake of their child. Then the cere
mony was begun. After the man had
promised to take tho woman for his law
fu! wife, etc, the woman, pale and trem
bling, looked at the Magistrate.
?"Are you doing this of your own free
will?" the Magistrate asked the woman.
"No, I am not," she replied, and she
burst into tears. The Magistrate at once
tore the marriage certifieate into frag
ments and declared that the case would
have to go on in the regular way.
WHERE ARE WE?
Some Pertinent Party Qnes.'ioiis by the
Hins Jolit: lt. "McLeuii.
The Cincinnati Emiuirer of Wednrsday
last printed the following leading editorial
What are to be the principles and poli?
cies of the Democratic party in this clos?
ing year of the nineteenth century? By
what light are we to have refieetcd the
doctrines that were established by the
Father of Democracy after the colonists
had freed themsclvcs from the yoke of
Great Britain? How are we best to in
dTcate devotion to the enduring tenets
which were lestablished in the fierce
presidential campaign of one hundred years
ago and at.the same time adapt ourselves
to new questions?
Upon what school must Democrats rely
ls there tobe complete dependence on
the wisdbm, conscience, industry and en
thusiasm of the brllliant leader of 1896?
ls William J. Bryan the Thomas Jeffer?
son of to-day Has the mantle of the
sage of Little Mountain fallen on the
shoulders of the student of the Western
plains? Is the platform of four years
ago. all and singular,. and with equal em
phasis on every plarik, and with all the
recollections of factional and party bit
terness, to be the faith of the present
year? Is there to be'no subtracfion, no
modilication. no easement -to suit
changed conditions? And if there are to
be additions as to the new questions who
shall formuiate them?
Or shall the great bulk of the Demo?
cratic party surrender to the malcontents
who followed the absurd and pit'able Pai?
mer and Buckner or voted outright for
McKinley and Hobart?
On the issue of finahce is the national
convention to adapt itself to the new era
in the production of precious metals, or
is it to insist on the agitation of "sixteen
to one" whether it is opportune this year
or not? Is the tariffjio be forced to the
front as the leadlng'contention, s'ifnply
because it was the chief object of Demo?
cratic solicitude in 1SS and 3SS2? Are we
to be Inflexibla on every point ' that Has
ever been pnt in any Democratic platform
that has been con&'tr.ucted since "the
morning stars first sarig together for free?
dom"? Is the administration of Mark
Hanna and William McKinley to have free
riot with the Declaration of Independence
and the Constitution, while the Democrats
higgle for the exact forms of expression,
and all of them. of the last declaration
of principles? Is the form of government
to be changed from "republic to empire
while the Democratic Convention is ab
sorbed in the reassertlon of the catechism
0M8S6 for the sake ofconsistency?
Who are the law givers?
ls Saniuel M. Jones, who ?an.in Ohio on
Tutt's Liver Piils
keep the systemin order and
prevent. morbid conditions of
the liver which precede disease.
A Prevehtaiive of
sick headache, dyspepsia, diz
ziness, bad taste in the mouth,
heartburn, coated tongue, loss
of appetite, constipation and
AH Bilious Diseases.
a"no party" platform last year, at the
cost of their defeat to the Democra ic nom
inees, to be'accepted as a counsoor and
director because he has just shown a
frlendly, attitude 'toward the great leadei
of ?%?> Is Mr. Jones to come in. aeknov. 1
ed-ing his error and subscribing to tne
original doctrine that the Democrat.c is
the" party of the people-the only means ot
-reat and consistent popuiar reforms-or is
he to be invested with shoulder-straps at
once and make his "peculiar views" the
emphasized articles of Democratic profes
sjon*' If the Democratic party makes u
sei'f the receptacle for all the "isms" and
"reforms" that are current in a President
ial campaign, what hope can it have for
the support of any. man who has a dollar
between himself and starvation?
1* the action of the Populist Convention
at Sioux Falls this month to bt conclusive
as to tlie deelaration of the regtiiar Demo?
cratic Convention at Kansas City m July.
Will tiv Democrats be obiiged to sub
scribe, "line upon line and precept upon
precept" to what their predeeessors in ac?
tion may say? If the Democrats choose o (
depart in any respect from the Sioux Falls
platform-to add anythlng.thereto or uiko
anything therefrom-will the tusion be
If both eonventions choose the same
candidates for President and Vice-Presi?
dent, which is to be looked upon ?._s_tne
principal. and which the Indorser? Was
the Sioux Falls Convention ordered to as
semble first in order to set the pace for
the great Democratic party?
Some of the Sioux Falls delegates stopped
at Lincoih a few days ago to partlcipate
in a public demonstration at which Mr.
Brvan was the central ligure. as he must
wherever hc appears. He is the Macgregor
at the round table of politics. Did they
carry away with them the Democratic
tabl4s of stone. to be insnected and rechis
eled by the Populists before being sub?
mitted for ratificatlon at Kansas City
Who is impersonatlng 3dos.es in this
year of our Bord 1000?
Are wd to have the cue to action from
the radical. uncnmprornis:ng sixteen-to
one men. from the recalcitrant S?hBad
vocates, or from those who would adapt
?he platform to a modified Situation?
Are we to be guided by cries for "initia
tive and referendum," election of Sen
ators by thc people, Govemment owner
ship of everything and the reform of all
the, ills that flesh and intellect are heirs
to by statutory enactment and tinkering
of constitutir'ns: or are we to. stick to tho
good o'd Democratic doctrine that that
which governs the least is the best gov?
emment? Are we to be stimulated to fly
to the Congress of the United States for
a remedv for every evil or are we stil!
to believe in closer rule by the people
through a govemment by States? Will
those Democrats who believe that the
living, pressing, vltal issues are imperial
ism "and trusts permit themselves to be
absorbed in the attempt to isnite what
they believe to be burnt powd'er?
These are not merely the Enouirer's
questions. They are formulations of
what true. tried and anxious Democrats
all over the country are asklng. They
come from men of all shades of Demo
?eratic opinion and association. Demo?
crats are tired of defection and divisinn.
They are tired of being the catch-basin
for irregular, impurc, imptrtinent and in
dy-feruiible stream.s in politics? They
Want to get together on a platform that
all can stand on eonsistently and de
cently. Whether their standard bearer
shall be William Jennings Bryan or
some other Democrat distinguished for
intellect and honesty, they want to pre
serve the Democratic party as one of
dignity?as one that shall be a leader of
political forces, and' not a follower and
? Wliere are we?
That is a pertinent, loyal. honest and
necessary question? It is time eyerybody
knew. The moment for bringing 'order
out of choas is close at hand.
The convention at Kansas City should
mark the rogeneration. the rejuvenation.
the reunion of the Democratic party, as
it was and as it ought to be.
COMEOY AT CHRISTIANSBURG.
Moiitjrr.ir.cry County Oourt Openeil in
Spriii" Tciin ijy Jutl?e Biaii.
CHRISTIANSBURG. VA., Ma-v 0?
Special.?The "Busy Bces" of the Pres?
byterian Church gave a very successful
and entertaining performance at thc
Masonic Ternpie before a large and appre
ciatlve auaienco here last evenlng, .cn
sisting of two comedies, "The Jack
Trust" and "A Bunch of Roses."
Those who deserve special mention for
?tlie suc-cessful mann'er in which they
caried' out their respecjave part3 are:
Miss Annye Childress, as thc bailet giri,
and M:ss Mary Haman. as a prftna
donna, also Miss Ethel Farley, as maid.
J. R. Johnson, Jr., as Bord Jack Town
ley, and Dr. J. H. Thompson, as Peter
Petlovcf, kept the house in an uproar and
,elicited continuous applausc.
Judge Henry E. Blair, of Salem, open?
ed the spring term of thc. Montgomery
Clrcuit Court here to-day. with a large
number of chaneery cases on doeket.
The common law side ls rather small. A
jury was summoned for this term of the
court; though it is very doubtful whether
it will be used in a singlc case or not.
There will be sorne four or five divorces
Hon. A. A. Phlegar. general counsel for
.the Virginia lron, Coai and Coke Com?
pany. was here in attendance upon Clr
A very rain has fallen here during the
last two days, ,-itid greatly revived the
grass, wheat and oat crops.
Bocal politics is beginning to run high
in this place, as there are no less than
eight candidates for the office of ser
geant, and each one is leaving no stone.
unturned to secure his own success at
the poles on May 24th.
DR.TABB'S BODY FOUND.
It Is Presumed That He Committod
SAVANNAH. GA., IMay 10.?The body
of Dr. R. S. Tabb, of the United' States
Marine Hospital service, who disappeared
Monday of last week, was found to-day
ln Bonaventure Cemetery. Presumably
he had committed suicide.
Dr. Tabb was a Virginian, and had
been stationed' in Savannah about one
Shot His Brotlieri
SUFFOBK, VA., 'May 10? Special.?
Daniel Majette. aged thirteen years, col
j ored. was last .night shot and perhaps
fatally wounded by his brother, Bouis,
four years older. in Pleasant H11I, X
suburb. Bouis says they were just fool
ing, when the pistol wsnt off. The ball
entered under the arm and passed
through a lung. ? It has not been ex
IN THE SOUTH
The Miil at Enslev Now Turning Out
500 Tons Dailv.
A VERY ACCEPTABLE QUALITY
New Cotton Mills Continue to lliso and
AUilitions Are Beir.jr Made to
Old Ones?Other New In
BALTIMORES, May 10.?SpeciaL?More
than usual importanee attaches to the an?
nuai meeting this week at Charlotte, N.
C, of the Southern cotton Splnners" Asso?
ciation, because ot the speeial interest in
it shbwn by men engascd ln the textUe
industry in all parts of tae country. This
appears ln the equal representation upon i
the prbgramme of the men from the North
and the South and in the subjects dis
cussed. 'i'hese affect not only the advance
meiit and improvement of cotton manufac
turlng in this country, but also the condi?
tions, the extenston of foreign, marki ts, |
upon which the development rests. South?
ern cotton maufacturers have, perhaps,
been the most active in the count:y in ad
vocacy of measures for extendlng the cot?
ton goods trade in tcrritorics which have
recently come under the direct induence
of the United States and ln lands con
venient thereto. They' have already mani
fested the broad-mindedness and foresight
required for the upbuilding of American
commerce, and their deliberatlons at
Charlotte in company with their friends
from other parts of the country. may be
expected to have a decided effect for prac
While some of the interests of the domts
tic iron trade at Birmingham have taken
advantage during the past week of an op
portunity to catch up on old business, con_
siderable activity has been created by the
appearance of foreign buyers who opened
negotiations for round lots. One lot, 25,000
tons, was sold, while it is reported that
another lot of equal volume was disp >.;? d
of. The Birmingham correspor.dent o? :.-.
Maiuifacturers' Kecord reports .: i that
negotiations are in progress betwei ?: ; : :
eign firm and the Tennessee Coal. [ron and
Railroad Company for a buik ??'
tons, carrymg delivery all through ii; 0 .-i
half of 1901. The demand for sti el is go ??!.
The steel mill at Ensiey is now turning
out from its six furnaces 5-.0 tons a day,
and two more furnaces are to be added this
week to the battery In operation. The
quality of the steel has been perfectly ae
ceptable wherever it has gone, and authori
talive statement is made'that the mill has
paid a proiit from the start. A few days
ago it was asked to name the price of 3,000
car axles. Many orders have been receiv?
ed. but comparatively few have been ac
ccpted. Already the Birmingham dlstriet
is notable for its utilizatiou of the by-pro
ducts of material used in the manufacturo
of iron. Another industry. which will make
valuable one of the products'cf the coal
mines will, it is said. be established at Bir?
mingham for the manufacture from the
slack or waste coal of the mines of coal
briquettes which have been found an
New cotton mills continue to rise in the
South and additions are being made to old
ones. Contracts have been let for a 3.000
spindle mill at 32ast Point, Ga., to manu?
facture hosiery yarns. The plans of the
company) the Gate City Manufacturlng
Company, provide for an additlon ot' 5.OC0
spindles after the first installment :. be
gun operations, and also knitting machines
to work up the entire product of the
snindles. The initial plant will cost $100,000.
Another $100,000 company has organized the
Moultrie, Ga.. cotton mills and will buiid
a 3,000 spindle and 160 loom plant to be
operated by rope transmlssion from :>.
horse-powcr engine. The presi ' 5.000
spindle plant of the Mobile, Ala .
mills, completed about six months ?
had such satisfactory business that it will
be doubled at a cost of ab ?:: SICi ? , and
the work will be pushed sb thai the iddi
tion may he in operation by S sptemb " 1 ?'.
Ten years ago the Eufaula, Ala., :ottoa
mills began operations with >;'"?-.''?? .'?'???
That was increased by $50,000 In :-'?'?? and
now it is to be increased by $150,000 to add
H.500 spindles and :;:''7 looms to the plant.
which will then have 2G.CC0 spindles .?;: i <o0
looms. About $.'500,000 will be spenl
Ing a 15.0CO spindle mill to be- operated by
I steara to the plant of the Graniti
C. Manufacturing Company. whii i ali ly
has 34.C0O spindles and 1106 looms
ln operation by water power. The
Brooksde cotton mills of T ' ?' -
sce wlll be enlarged, a Wf-i
mill will be built at Eastman, Ga :
companies have been organized t" '?' ?? I --
Conzales. Tcx.. and Larnwell, S. C.
OTH i: R IN D USTR1 ES.
Among other indu3trial undertakings
noted this week by the Manufaoturers'
Record are the following:
Fifteen thbusand doll ir cam
Wheelbarrpw factory; $40,000 brii
Alabama; $10Q,0C0 cigar factory,
factory in Florida: $20,000 :> i
S1M.000 fertillzer factory ln. Gi ?- \ c' '
ice factory. 150 barreFflour mi
tucky: $35,000 <-..-? tiseed
tem for municipality m .<:
telephohe compahy. 30 b i
South carolina: $10.( ?
sce: l.".-ton ice plant. $5.0
Texas: $100,000 coal miniiu
000 coal and coke coinpan;
gas company. $50,000 lumh'
COO lumber company in We
D0G TAX IN PULASKI.
Much Interest in ihc ConstUutional
PULASKI, VA., May 10.?SpecIaL?The
Board of Supervisors for Pulaski county
has RUt ln operation the dog tas
this county. Tne farmers h? Id a m
County Court day, last Monday,
the Board of Supervisors ? :
into operation. The Board
equally divided; flie county -? ? < - ??
Sc-ldcn Lohgley, then casi th ln favor
of the law, grtatiy to ta I fh - '
farmers. First of all, the I s - es to ] ?:?'
ing owiters of sheep killi I bi d ?- -? :
then to the scSools or road fun I oi the
county. The tirst dog is taxed C0c.t and
all oth'ers at $1 for males and $2 for fe
The people seem alive about the consil
tutionai convention. It will Be a strict
party Issue here. The elimin.ition of the
ignorant and vicious vote will make South?
west Virginia strongly Democratic for all
time. Indeed, it will make the whofe State
This twvn blectsamayor and council on
,r. John T. LbY
the fourth Thursday
ticket to the prCsenl
ing* and th( Council
wit'h J. P. Fizer fbr mayor.
In Vfew of the excellent manner in which
the business of the town has been man?
aged. and the personal popuiarity of the
present officers, their re-election v. ul i
naiurally follow. The town is now "dry."
nominallv at least, and the .p:es:ion of
?'dry" or'"wet" may come into the election.
Steps are being taken. to organha a mili?
tary company hero. Mr. Hayden Bush, au
?i''umniis of the V. P. f., will be captahi
\\'c had an excellent company here for
several years, but lt was allowed to go
?-\[t \ L. Fisher, of Richmond, has visit
ed our town. advertising the Free State
$50 to $100
H In purchasing a high
h grade piano from Ihe
B8 maker. We are mak
pj ersand know where
6 of we speak. We
H make the Conoyer,
H C a b l e , Kingsbury.
and Wcllington Pi
anos. They are the
\ best. None better.
Every ins t r u mont
sold is backed by a
iH capitai of $2,000,000.
9 ^? 0^her concern can
jjH olfer you such secu
B| rity. Oriqinators of
gj easy terms. Weorig
|? inated the easy pay
f|l| ment plan and have
pf made it possible for
H| people in. motierate
||| circumstances togive
p| their children a rau
|vJ sical education.
\ ???: Edison Phono
Hl rtraphs and Kecorcis.
The best talking ma
chine made. W e selt
?M OIQ P Sfnad i. G. COHLEY,
VVholesala and Retail.
Manufacturer cf Sash, Doors, ,\iou!d- l
ing, Blinds, Stuirs, tnicrior and J
? !n Hardwoods, Cypress, Popiar, White
) Pine and Maple flooriiig, ilardware,
Lumber Air-Dried. thsn }
Agents for Rubsroid }
j F. SlTTERDi^JG.
i oWceYardS antf f ST" jAMES & t"EiGH'
) P*?in9 Ml? a<"J t ST. JAMES & JACKSON.
?: ??: Car
d his broi
v. a- o.
Rate and Train s\rranjxements Ac?
count Richmoiwl I'arnival.
>ne tare for the round trip. JTcfcets be
...... -or retum until May ast.
. , .. N- , \2 ... tl - J 1 nes Kiver Dtvlsion
"... 'y 15th ' tb. Uth and 1.1th, run
^ r-i' ? im ?-.- :; CHadstOne at'4:25
:.nt and JJewport
ind ISUr. leaving
wport Xews 1:Z0
Richmond ;it D
nina at all inier
'"-;?'/ ,. wni also be a spcelaj train to leave
RIclMriond at 9 I"- M.. M ':?' 16th. stoppTng
at all mtenriediate statlons between Rich?
mond ana o:d Point. ; =
The hitU'-raie ticketa wnl oe sood an al't
reaular paaaenge* trains us well as tae
Your station's agent can s:ve fuxLher