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He Declares that the Silver Ques?
tion is Not Qedti.
THE COLD DEMOCRATS!
They Carried Only (itto T<> vr iioitip ?r
Mx Viitori In 1800 -,11 mo ilitiinn'm
l'riiiao of ilio i;h-iui? Hy?tem ??j
bofpfiiiiipiit?Tlio rnrelsrii I'olley
Ol itio AiliiiliilHtritttoM la lu Dirne?
lion ot liii'tli-'rltillaiiii
(?y Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.)
Canton, 111., October G.?Colonel W. .1.
Bryan visited tho Canton Street Fair
to-day nnd delivered an address on the
public square to an immense audience.
"The silver question Is not dead, not?
withstanding the fact that for a num?
ber of years our .Republican friends
have been claiming that it has been in?
terred. They claim that the people set?
tled the silver question in 181)6, but this
is not true. The only party before ..the
?people In that campaign that had a
gold stundard platform was tho Hold
Democratic party, and that party car?
ried only one township and that was
in Western Kansas, which had In it
only six voters. This dues not appear
to'hie to be a settlement of the silver
Til 13 TRUSTS.
He then paid his respects to the
truritri, which he said had In the main
grown up within the last few years as
the result of Republican legislation. He
did not agree with Mare Hannu;
"who," said Colonel Biynn, "recently
fcald after returning from England that
the English system of government was
as good, If not better, than the Amer?
OUR FOREIGN POLICY.
,..., AlwAi.t-JaaK_flJL.bia ..julxlrw? .was . der.
; voted to the foreign policy or ilie Ad?
ministration, Claiming that its trend
was In the direction of Imperialism. The
war in the Philippines, he said, was a
war of conquest, and not one In the in?
terest of Republican government. Ho
wanted the Fllfp^rtos treated as the
government has promised to treat the
(.Julians. Instead ok doing what was be?
ing done he thougrit it would have
been better for Admiral Dewey, after
? destroying the Spanish licet, to have
left for home.
QUEEN IS FOR PEACE.
WILL ABDICATE IF WAR AGAINST
BOERS IS DECLARED.
London, Oct. 6.?There has been al?
most a complete dearth of news from
South Africa to-day. Tho few dis?
patches received recording military
movements at various points all tend
to confirm the belief that President
Kruger will restrain any forward
movement by the Boers unless they are
ilred upon or war Ks actually declared.
It Is now- practically ubrtaln that par?
liament will meet on October 17th.
Reserves will be summoned to-mor?
row in sufficient number to bring up
to a war strength the regiments warn?
ed tc; hold themselves In readiness for
service in South Africa, br about one.
sixteenth ot the total reserve.
The Daily News asserts that -an army
corps will be mobilized lo-morrow.
A dispatch from Mafeking announces
that Commandant Cronje, of the Boer
forces, has been promoted to ihe rank
of general, and Is massing six thous?
and Boers, with artillery, near Ramath
labama, north of Mafeking. The dis?
patch adds 'that General Cronje has
sent a message to 'the camp of the Im?
perial troops that he will cross the bor?
der at the iirst shot fired in Natal.
It is stated tira't Right Hon. Harry
Escomhe, former Premier of Natal, Is
going to Pretoria in the Interest of
H. M. S. Philomel suddenly left Dur?
ban tp-day for Delagoa Bay.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilots
London, Oct. 6.?All the reliable intel?
ligence from South Africa points to a
continuance of the existing situation
for some time, a.t both sides are ap?
parently dlflidont about commencing ah
attack, although, from the dispatches
received here, it seems as if every
.movement of a patriot and every cloud
of dust raised by a herd of cattle were
turned into a general advance by both
The delay is all to the good, inas?
much as It gives time for further ne?
gotiations; and to-day's indications ap?
parently show n willingness on the part
of tho British Government to continue
to utilize diplomacy.
HOPE FOR PEACE.
A well-defined conviction is preva?
lent that.the Foreign Office Is trying to
discover a way out of the impasse
?ailich has been created by admitted
mistakes and miscalculations, and it is
evident that peace advocates and pe.ice
counsels are gaining ground. However,
Mr. Chamberlain's refusal , to seize the
chance given him by the petition of
5S members of the Cape House of As
jembly- tajioint out, In his reply, that
the Boens still have nn opportunity ot
accepting Great Britain's previous of?
fer, so. long as her new proposals re?
main unformulated, seems to show a
personal determinations on the part ot*
Mie Secretary of State for the Colonies
hot to yield an iota in the Interest of
While the distaste for war evidently
Increases In Great Britain, dispatches
from the scene of possible'hostilities
grow more and more lurid.
. Advices, from Pretoria describe the
Trn^rvival organ $ .as cryjiig .for^mpoe
sible fcrms' and President Kruger as re?
ferring to the prospective struggle as a
nieanl of setting the republic "totally
free d" England."
Dispatches from Cape Town, of
doubtful authenticity, allege that the
Boer .organization In the Held Is al?
ready'breaking ?down and that friction
Is developing bdtween the artillery, who
are. regulars, und the Buhgher com
VICTORIA MAY ABDICATE.
In connection with the rumors that
Queen "Victoria is liable to intervene to
prevent war, a curious story is publish
cd tills morning by the Vienna Estrnb
latiti which : alleges that Her Majesty
intends to abdiente in the event of an
outbreak of hostilities, declaring that it
has this information from "excellent
The statement unfavorably affected
the Vienna .Bourse.
Tile British Foreign Office, when
shown the Vienna story declared it
"supremely ridiculous" and "utterly
EXCITEMENT OF KAFFIRS.
Johannesburg, Oct. 6.?Tho Govern?
ment is ejecting thousands of Kaffir
minors from tho Hand and sending
them into the northern districts of the
Transvaal in order to avoid the dan?
ger of n collision will? the whites In
the event of war.
The Irish corps sujiportingg the Boers
has started for the frontier.
AN ACT OF WAR.
London, October 7.?The Cape Town
correspondent of the Dally Mail say:-,:
"A sensation has been caused here by
the report that the Free Slate govern?
ment has cpmmandered S00 tons of coal
belonging to the Capo government,
Which was traversing tho Free State.
Such a seyzure would naturally be re?
garded as nn act of -war. J. W. Sauer,
the commissioner of public works,
when questioned In the Assembly re?
garding the matter, professed Igno?
rance; but I learn that the report was
telegraphed to the Cape Ministry early
In the day.
THE YACHT RACE.
THE PROSPECT FOR TO-DAY IS
(By Telegraph to Vlrginlan-Pllot.)
New York, Oct. 6.?This has been a
day of rout on board tlie international
racers. The Columbia was towed from
Sandy Hook to Bay Ridge to get her
out of any danger from the Northeast?
er. The Shamrock remained at her an?
chorage ut the Hook, her people willing
to take the chances. Tho wind blew up
pretty "'fresh about C o'clock, but there
was nothing to threaten harm to a
yacht so well protected by tenders add
tugs, lo say nothing of the powerful
The feeling on both sides is one of
confidence. Mr. Isellii thinks he will
win. Sir Thomas Upton has a nice lit?
tle corner In the Erin all ready for the
cup. Tho public k-i in doubt, and It
must be said that there is :i feeling of
indecision among expert yachtsmen.
The two days of drifting have furnish?
ed almost nothing on which to base
opinion'. Tin y have, however, seemed'
to strengthen the belief that the Kham-j
rock Is n thoroughly dangerous propo?
sition. Tili* is now a well grounded I
opinion, and if tho two days of Ugh
airs have done anything they have
shaken thai confident feeling tint has
prevailed among the backer.} of tl?e Co?
Those who have watched most closely
every movement of the two yachts ar<
firm in (lie belief Hint there is Utile loI
choose 'JClweoil ihtm In a drift, and
when it is remembered that the Sham?
rock people have never asserted that
she was a drifter, it can readily lie
understood that there Is reason for the
U now looks us though the Hist race
to a finish would come in a good stiff
At. sundown the wind was blowing
hard from tile north. The weather was
clearing and there wore good Signs of a
pretty hard northwester In the morn?
ing. If It coma? the world will see the
greatest struggle for yachting supre?
macy in the history of international
The observer nt Galileo. N. .T., to?
il iglit reports:
"The wind -to-night Is north-nbrlh
west, with a heavy sen. running. The
indications are that there will be n
fresh wind at the commencement of Hie
race to-morrow, also tt heavy sea, hut
that the sea will go down ns the race
A LATER REPORT.
At 10 o'clock to-night reports were re?
ceived from Bay Ridge, L. I., to the
effect that the wind is moderating' The
Columbia at that lime was riding safely
at anchor oft Bay Ridge.
At 10 o'clock to-night the following
dispatch was received from Sandy
"Wind still-from the north nnd blow?
ing at the rate of thirty-two miles an
hour. The skies are clear. There has
been no change in the position of the
Shamrock, the Erin or the tender.
Everything appears all right from tho
SAID TO TIE ON ANOTHER FILI?
(By,Telegraph :- Virginiar.rFiiot.i
Jacksonville, Fia., Oct. C?No belief i>
put in the report that the Dauntless Is
off on another filibustering expedition.
Tho vessel left port last night loaded
heavily with coal and provisions and
carrying extra men as crew. The expla?
nation offered to-day is that the tug
has gone to tow a schooiur from Key
Weal to some Cuban port, that she
could not take on coal a I Key West
without going into quarantine, and to
avoid 'this necessity she carried fuel,
provisions and water sufficient to take
her to Cuba without landing anywhere.
This is according to the best authority
Yellow FfTor Bllt'clln?.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, Oct. C?According to ad?
vices received to-day by the Marine
Hospital Service, there were 43 new
cases of yellow fever at Key West and
2 deaths from the disease.
New Orleans, Oct. G.-~Tho Board of
.Health to-day report one new..^
OUR NAVY YARD
mate for the Next fiscal Year.
A NEW NAVAL ACADEMY
Tlio Amount Aftlmd For itio Miilutnf 11?
unco oT ItlO IVuvill J s I a 1)1 Isli ill p:i (
Next YtMir Is i.nrsrly I? Adviiuco
of Anproprlnf Iohr For (lie Cnrroul
Vcnr-Whut nro Included in llio
(I3y Telegraph to VlrKlnian-rilot.)
Washington, Oct. G.?Acting Secre?
tary Allen has prepared a full state?
ment of estimates, which will be sub?
mitted to Congrcvs for the mainten?
ance of the naval establishment for the
next fiscal year. These amount to $73,
the committee was the projected East
river bridges. Attorney Moss hoped to
prove that, the city wouid bo 6bllged
to buy out private franchises for
bridge sites before the public bridges i
could be constructed to the Borough ot'l
Brooklyn, but this wad denied by|
Bridge Commissioner Shea.
Peter F> Meyer, a dock commissioner I
and partner in the real estate business I
with Richard Croker, created something!
of a scene by demanding of the com-|
tnlttce an immediate hearing, claiming
that it was necessary for him t.> at?
tend a meeting of the dock board
This was denied him and an exchange
of words followed, Mr. Meyer finally
having the room.
In the afternoon session Park Com?
missioner George V. Browcr was before
the committee, and an nittcmnt was
made to induce him to explain troubles
recently occurring in his department'.
He pleaded that he was of revolutionary
stock and consequently would not rob
J. Sargeant Cram, President of the
dock department, when closely ques?
tioned regarding certain asphalt pave?
ments put down by the Uvalde Asphalt
Company, took refuge behind the state?
ment, "If I don't obey the law, there's
the grand jury."
The day's proceedings wound up with
an attempt to examine Peter F. Meyer,
who had again been called into the
room and placed on the stand. Mr.
Meyer broke out with a passionate ob?
jection to being examined by Mr. Moss.
He even objected to "having any other
reputable moil examined by him." He
Welcomed to Illinois by Booming
Cannon and Brass Bands,
SPEAKS TO THE PEOPLE
KixThfliiMiind School Children Orcci
tiir i'liiprsiaarmirnte nmi mi ? ni>
Inot nt <J nine) Kit Kiiulo to fill
CitgO ?lln Lands I lie Valor Of IllO
Army wild Knvy ami Ik Kcwurdod
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlnh-PUot.)
Qulnc&.lll., Oct. 6.?Cannons boomed
and bands played "Dixie" as President
McKinley alighted from the Campania,
ills private car, at the grounds of the
Illinois Soldiers' Home, this morning.
The sun shone brightly, making an al
.THE NATAL BORDER, WHERE HOSTILITIES WILL PROBABLY BEGIN
Charjcstown; ??d the Orange Free State to ? are iathbES "oar Lalngsnek, threatenin? rmlidtshek and
are landing almost every day at Durbun^? t?G boidt'r *"d tUrettt*???8 Lad>?initu. British troop.
01S.1S3, which is an increase over the
appropriations for the current year of j
$21,537,1ST. Included in the increase for!
the next year are appropriations of 512,
20S.-171 for public works and navy yards|
and stations. There is also an esti- |
mate of $2,021,000, for the new Naval
NAVAL INC UKASE.
The Item Cor the increase of the
navy, including armor, guns and ma- ;
chinery is $22,9S3,101. The. estimate for j
tlie Bureau of Construction and Repair
is increased over the current approprl
atlon about $3,000,000; for steam engin- .
oering, $1.000.0(10; for pay or the navy,
about $700,000, while the estimates for
ordnance are decreased about $700,000.
THE NORFOLK YARD.
The estimate for the Norfolk navy
yard is $1,249,000.
NIAZETER'S STILL PROSING
BRIBERY IX CONNECTION WITH
DE WEY STANDS.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
New York, Oct. 6.?The most inter?
esting subject up for discussion at to- i
days session of the Mazet Investigating
Committee was the Dewey parade
stands. Dr. Charles F. Roberts, chief
sanitary superintendent of the Board
of Health, submitted document.--, show?
ing that the Dewey stands were a-jt j
constructed in a sanltury fashiwn. ;
Stephen F. Berry, owner of one of thej
Dewey parade stands, testified that hU
partner settled matters by giving one j
rhWipcc.tor $5 ana .another, one $25.
said there was a matter o? long- stand?
ing between them?"a personal mat?
This brought Mr. Mesa to his feet.
The attorney said he had been warned
that the next time he put a member of
Tammany Hall on the stand his reputa?
tion would be ripped up. He asserted
that he was willing to have his name
blasted to-morrow If only to-day ho.
could nut one of them on the stand.'
Tins was his reply to the throat of
The examination -then proceeded, the
question of why Mr. Meyer voted <or
the IJvaldc paving contracts being first
Mr. Meyer was still on the stand
when the committee adjourned for the
A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY.
A SON FATALLY WOUNDS HIS
<By Telegraph to Vlrglni.ta-Filot.)
Charleston, S. ('., Oct. >'>.?News has
just been received of a terrible tragedy
at Lydia, Darlington county, ywterday]
afternoon. Dr. Maxe,- Lev, a prom'.- i
nent physician thirty years of age, shot;
and fatally wounded his own father, j
Dr. II. .1. Lee. The shooting seems to,
have been the result of the iaiher re?
buking the eim for some angry \vovSU. (
spoken to tho housekeeper. The two
doctors live arid practice together. The
younger, was In Burlington yesterday
drinking, ami that may account for tho
The- Lee family J?=j oi^e of the moet^
prominent In the county,, ;t ,\
most perfect day. Fifteen hundred
veterans, inmates of the home, cheered
ontiiusiastically as the President and!
members of the Cabinet took carriages
to be driven between loa?; platoons <ji
.soldiers around the beautiful grounds
of the Home. The President was tlr.st
escorted to an Improvised platform
from which ho how. 1 and smiled 111
acknowledgment ot :h< veterans' greet?
ings; shaking hands with ?s many as
possible. Then, Iii com any with iw tu?
bers of the local comni -\ the Presi?
dent made a sh irt vih la the s [Idlers'
hospital. The Pr? ii il par.y was
next driven from t!i<- - lii-rs' Home to i
the city proper, a disl i >f two miles.
Company V, Fifth I ? y. 1. N. 11..
the Naval Reserves an-.l ContpitnJ" F.
Eighth Illinois Infantry, escorted tit ?
patty through Ihe .>u-;n-;s.s disirit
The] sailors were suppl I jvlth Uotch
klss guns, am! as soon iw she Presld tit
arrived in sinht of tlx public square a
President'.-; salute of mms was ft red i
Six thousand school children from all
the schools of the city, public and pa?
rochial, were massed, on the east side
of the court-house, waving flags an.I
singing national airs as the President
IN' GAT.A ATT IKE.
The streets of Qulncy were literally
packed with .people, as the foJr Is Jn
projection, and all along.ltho line of
march booths und aivl.ts had been
erected, most of which Haunted the
Stars artd Stripes and Immense pictures
? of McKinley and Dowoy. The proces
jslon went by a circuitous route, through
ihe .principal business streets of the
fcrtyv until tho publlo square , was
members oX tho Cabinet ascended the
platform to review lung- files of vete?
rans froiti *he Soldiers' Home. Mean?
while a reception was held in honor of
Mrs. McKinley In the parlors of the
TUB Pit ESI DENT SPEAKS
The President as'l several members of
the Cabinet delivered nrief addresses
from the statid. The Pr^ldont said in
"This is an era of patriot!*:", my
countrymen. The United State? bas
never been lacking' in gratitude to Its
soldiers and its sailors who have* fought
in its cause, ami the cause, of the United
States has never lacked defenders* In
every crisis of Its history. From tht?
revolutionary days to the present, the
citizens of the United States have been
ever ready to uphold at any cost the
llag and the honor of tho nation, and
then take all the responsibility which
comes from a righteous cause. There
are responsibilities, born of duty, that
can never be repudiated. Duty un?
performed is dishonor, and dishonor
brings shame which is heav er to carry
than any burden which honor can im?
Secretaries Eong. Root and Hay, At?
torney General Griggs and Postmaster
General Smith also snake.
AT OTHER POINTS.
Between Quhicy and Peoria three brief
stops were made?at Macomb, Canton
and Bushneil. At each of these sta?
tions the President was escorted from
the train to platforms erected for the
occasion. Tho entire population of
those towns appeared to have tvtrned
out to greet tho Chief Magistrate, and
ho was Invariably welcomed with
boundless enthusiasm and npplause.?
At Macomb the President said:
THE PRESIDENT AGAIN.
"My Fellow Citizens:
"I tlmnk you for this cordial greet?
ing and generous welcome. It is a
pleasure for mo to look Into your faces,
to'feel your warm hearts, and to know
that you nro interested in the prosper?
ity and honor of the Government of the
United States. These great assem?
blages of the people teach patriotism,
and patriotism is the mighty power
that sustains the government in peace
and unites us all in war.
The patriot loves his home, his fam?
ily, his profession, his farm, Ills books,
but he has a great love which includes
all 'these?he loves his country. (Great
applause). No more splendid exhibi?
tion of patriotism was over shown than
was shown a few days ago In the dis?
tant Philippines (Applause). That gal?
lant Tonnessee regiment from our
'Southern borderV-that bas been absent
from homo and family and friends for
more than a year was embarked on the
good ship Sherman, homeward bound.
When the enemy attacked our forces
remaining near Ccbu these magnificent
soldiers disembarked from their ship
and joined their comrades on the firing
line and achieved a glorious triumph
for American arms. (Great npplause).
That Is an example of patriotism that
should be an Inspiration to duty to all
of us In every part of our common
BRYAN MEETS M'KINLEY.
Cnhlon, III., October ?.?Colonel Wil?
liam J. Bryan sat directly behind Pres?
ident McKinley this afternoon at Can?
ton, while the Presiignt delivered a
brief address. A street fair is In pro
grss here, and Colonel *;ryan had been
secured to deliver a two hours' speech.
Tlie Nebraskan was among tho llrst to
greet President McKlnly as he left the
train and ascended th platform. When
the President concluded his address he
turned and heartily grasped Colonel
Bryan's outstretched hand. "Good-bye,
Mr. President/.' said Colonel Bryan, and
the President responded with a word of
The President spoke about twenty
minutes, closing with the following
Vorth and South together brought.
Now own the same electric thought,
In peace a common llag salute,
1 And with free? and unresentful rivalry
Harvest tho Heids whereon they
MONUMENT TO CONFEDERATES.
Peoria. HI., Oct. 6.?A good part of
the population of Peoria, the second city
in Illinois, to-day took part in an ela?
borate demonstration of welcome to
their city of the President of the United
Stales. Tlie great event of the day wns
the unveiling of a beautiful monument
erected by Poorla's citizens as a memo?
rial to the soldiers of the Confederacy,
living and dead.
President McKinley dedicated the
nuniiineht In a formal address, saying
"I like this symbol that I face to-day
the defense of the Hag. (Oh ers.)
That I* what we do whenever and
wherever that ling is assailed. (En?
thusiastic prolonged npplause.) And
"With us war always sleeps when the
assailants of our Hag consent to grant
terms of unconditional surrender.
(Great and continued applause.)
"God bless the schools of America;
(Continuous applause) God bless the
patriotic women of the United States
and the patriotic band that projected
and carried this monument to a suc?
cessful conclusion." (Continued ap?
Will No) IIi> ItrrclV<Ml.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, ?Oct. C?The State De
i partinent has received from the State
1 Secretary of the Transvaal Republic
, notification that it has appointed to
I be its diplomatic rcpro: n'tatlve in
; Washington Gen. James It.O'llclnie,
, and asking if he would b recognized
by our Government. Actli ?-: Secretary
j Hill, in reply, has rallied fa- Slate sec?
retary that the rules of the United
I States. Government forbid the recep
i lion of nn America:! citizen a-t the dip
I lpniatic repre^entatiyeyM' a toroign gov
j ei hrhent.
Nntilb p.?t ii cm litvoiirc'l;
(By Tel.i > Vlrgliilan-PHot.)
Birmingham, Oct. 6.?It was ru?
mored In New Yoffc yesterday that No.
1 foundry had been odv.tnccd In Bir?
mingham, fifty cents on the ton, mak?
ing that grade $19.G0 at tho furnaces,
?This Is denied here by furnace men.?
There 1s some selling going on. the Ton
The Governor Appealed to
half of Mrs.lEllis.
'-:-> : -'TrS' \\
PARKER ELECTION LAW
Ci?ndl?lnte9 Sending lu Notices o? '
tin lr Intention to Bun lor J.ogiR*
lotnro?.Negro Coudldafca Pot Vf<
In Itntlfnx?Ttio Delinquent ?.?r.rto
I.un-To Prevent Eloctlou'Franda?
Conditions In Itle of Wight,
(Special to Virglnlan-Plloty
Richmond, Oct. 6.?Tho Governor fiaia
been applied to by Mm D. R. Allen to
secure the release from, the Eastern
State Hospital at WUlIamsburg of her.
daughter, Mrs. J. C. Ellis- The. Execu?
tive has decided that this is a matten
for the hospital authorities to deal
It will be remembered that Mrs. EUla
some time ago took the life of her In?
fant daughter in this city by giving her
a dose of poison. She was acquitted of
the crime on the ground of Insanity,
and sent to the asylum at WUIlams
burg. Mrs. Allen is now in Newport
News. She will try to get work in WU?
lIamsburg to be near her daughter.
PARKER BISECTION LAW.
Tho Secretary of the Commonwealth!
Is now receiving from candidates in va?
rious parts of the State the notice that
It Is their Intention to run. The; Parker
election law, however, requires . that
they bo sent to clerks of courts, and
not to the Secretary.
The Secretary was In receipt tp-dayj
of a communication from Minneapolis,
in which was enclosed a copy of the
'Minnesota Concurrent Direct Prim?r^
Election Law," adopted at the last ses?
sion of the Minnesota Legislature.
In doing so tho writer etates that ha
saw from the "Outlook" ;that Virginia^
has Just passed a law similar to that N
of his State, and asks that a copy Of
that law be. forwarded to him.
Secretary Lawless, in reply, wilt state
that there Is no. general primary' elec- '
lion law In the State, though there ara
special laws In the several,, cities, but
there has been no publication of them
by the State except in.the Acts of As?
sembly. He will enclose a copy of the
general election laws of tho State* .:
State Senator W. P. Barksdalo Is In;
Richmond to-day and reports .politics
active in Halifax county. I The Repub?
licans have put up as candidates for
the House H. Clay Harris, ' a negro,
who was a member of the Legislature
|uluring Reconstructions days. John
Owen is the other darkey candidate.
Mr. S. B. Keesee is running as an
Independent, says Mr. Barksdole, and
he favors Governor Tyler, for the Sen-r
Mr. Barksdale says the recent settle?
ment In Charlotte was very favorable
to the nntl-Prtddy faction. They gave
up their candidate for the House,. hut
in turn were practically assured ''the
control of tho County Democratic or?
ganlzation for many yeara
DELINQUENT LAND LAW.
Mr. Barksdale does not think the de?
linquent lands law will be repealed Un-.
less a good substitute is provided. It
has been eminently successful in one .
respect, at least, ho says, and that la
as a tax collector. The State cannot
afford to let so much money lie idle,
especially where good security is pro?
testing the debt. |
Mr. Barksdale says Auditor Maryo In?
formed him this morning that the last
two Legislatures saved the State about
J12O.000 in criminal expenses al?he. CA
great deal was accomplished'by the
jurisdiction of magistrates and the re?
duction of fees.
Mr.? Barksdale 1s at work on seveSfaV
i. eosures he will introduce and work
for in the next Legislature,.am'ong.'?iem
an anti-trust bill and one to.prevent
frauds In elections. .'He was gratified
recently to <lnd that Nebraska;has a
law which forbids corporations contrib?
uting to campaign funds. It has t,ho
endorsement of Col. Bryan, and M!r.
Barksdalo thinks this ought to insure
Its acceptance by Democrats.. Ho has
no pet measures to put through, but
wants elections purified and. Is willing
to accept and work for anybody's bill
that will accomplish the purpose.
Mr. Barksdale will introduce and ad?
vocate the Withers Constitutional Con-^
The Senator states that Attorney
General Montague will address the
Democrats of Halifax next court day,
A brass band will be in attendance.
ISLE OP WIGHT.
Tho conditions prevailing In Isle- of
Wight county are thought to bo much
more favorable. The Democratic man
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