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THE WILMINGTON MESSENGER, TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1900.
BRYAN AND TOWNE.
THE TICKET NOMINATED BY POPULIST
THE FIGHT FOR VICE PRESIDENT
Butler Carries Ills Point of Making a
stralghtout Nomination Ajralnst the
Proposition to Confer With the Other
Two Parties on the Selection of a
Nominee The Contention on this
question Long and BItter-The Plat
form. Sioux Falls, S. D., May 10. Tempor
ary Chairman Ringdale rapped nation
al populist convention to order at
9:4S o'clock this morning. The com
mittee on -credentials presented its re
port, which was adopted, declaring
that there were no contesting delega
tions and recommending that the vote
of Missouri be increased by two votes.
The committee on permanent organi
zation recommended Thomas M. Pat
terson, of Coorado for permanent
After the reports on rules and order
of business had been presented a re
cess was taken to await the commit
tee on platform's report.
CONFERENCE ON QUESTION OF
A conference of chairmen of state
delegations followed to discuss the
vice presidential question.
Chairman Patterson made a bitter
argument against "repeating the fatal
mistake of four years ago."
Senator Cutler strongly advocated
a nomination, as essential to the wel
fare of the party.
A compromise proposition was sub
mitted by George F. Washburn, of
Massachusetts, who advocated the
naming of several men to be pre
sented to the democratic national con
vention, any of whom would be accep
table to the populists.
There was considerable talk about
a compromise, which it was hoped
will be acceptable both to the friends
of Mr. Towne and to those who are
opposed to making a nomination. This
compromise is to nominate Mr. Towne
and to appoint a committee to submit
his name to the democratic national
convention, 'Mr. Towne to withdraw
in case the democrats do not accept.
No conclusion was reached.
At 3:10 o'clock this afternoon the
platform committee report arrived.
The long financial plank including the
denunciation of the recent banking
law, especially the demand for free
silver at 16 to 1, was received with wild
When that portion of the plank ex
tending sympathy to the South Afri
can republics, denouncing any alliance
with foreign powers, was read, the
convention broke into wild applause,
and the direct election of United
States senators demand also evoked
considerable applause. Jerry Simpson
moved adoption of the "platform, sec
onded by half a dozen delegates.
A delegate from Michigan objected,
as the platform carried no pledge of
support to the candidate to be nomi
nated. He made motion to that effect.
A standing vote was taken and every
delegate in the tent arose, amid great
Speaker Patterson announced the
platform unanimously adopted and
said the next in order was the presen
tation of candidates for the presiden
tial nomination.Then immediately he
introduced Senator Allen, of 'Nebraska.
This could mean but one man and that
was Bryan, and instantly the conven
tion was on its feet cheering frantical
ly, waving Hags, hats and handker
chiefs. Senator Allen after nomina
ting Bryan closed his speech as fol
"I don't want to see the folly of 1S96
repeated. It was an anomaly in the
history of this country. Let us con
sult, not our emotions, not our desires,
not our impulses, but our judgment
do that which the future will ap
prove." Tke announcement of Mr. Bryan's
name was the signal for an enthusi
General James B. Weaver, of. Iowa,
was introduced. Another round of
eheers rang out as the veteran from
low, came forward to second the nom
ination of Mr. Bryan.
There were loud calls for "Butler."
Briefly, Senator Butler seconded the
nomination. He said every- populist
in the United States will put into this
fight all that is in his power.
Mr. Chairman," interrupted Sena
tor Allen, amid perfect silence, "I
nve that the rules of this convention
be suspended and that William Jen
nisgs Bryan be nominated by accla
mation for president of the United
As one man. the convention arose,
Hals, canes, umbrellas and flags were
waved in the air amid deafnlng cheers,
while the band played "Old Hundred."
A Bryan picture was hoisted to the
desk while the convention applauded
frantically. Chairman Patterson an
nounced the nomination unanimously.
TUB SQUABBLE AS TO VICE PRES
The delegates settled for the fight
on the vice presidential nomination
which was next on the programme.
12. Gerry Brown, of Massachusetts
mved the convention proceed to nom
inate a candidate by ballot.
Senator Butler made a seconding
speech from the platform.
Mr. Washburn, of Massachusetts,
imoved an amendment to the Brown
motion that five names be selected as
acceptable to the people's party for
presentation to the democrats and sil
ver republicans, the name selected to
be the people's party nominee for vice
General Weaver moved a substitute
that no nomination be made at this
time, a committee, who should proceed
t Kansas City for conference, and if
satisfactory, the committee to select
a. aomlnee. The convention finally
became tangled in a parliamentary
Senator Butler argued earnestly for
a nomination- "We must not crucify
the oartv" he said, "under the xnlstak
en idea that this is the- best way to
elect Bryan "
Howard S. Taylor made an Impas
sioned appeal for Towne's immediate
There was more confusion and at
5:45 o'clock the convention adjourned
until S o'clock this evening.
At tonight's session General Weaver
toia the convention they snouia nrei
consult with the democratic party
''Nominate any one here." he said.
"and you won't get him at Kansas
H. Garry, of Massachusetts opposed
She osafarence plaa.
Tf tnls Juncture, ex-Congressman
Kelly, of South Dakota, -who had been
clamoring: unsuccessfully for recog
nition, advanced to the front and de
nounced Chairman Patterson as "a
miserable bunco steerer, unfit to pre
side." There was a big- uproar and cries of
put him out," and when the chair
man explained he had tried to bear
with both sides In successions Kelly
denounced it as falsehood. Kelly final
ly was heard and the excitement sub
sided. After several hours' struggle the
Towne men carried the day and at 1
o'clock he was nominated for vice pres
ident, the proposition for a committee
to confer with the democratic and sil
ver republican parties in their national
conventions being defeated by a vote
of 268 to 492. The convention adjourn
ed sine die.
THE MONTGOMERY CONFERENCE
The Nocrro In Relation to Crime and
Montgomery, Ala., May 10. At the
morning session of the conference the
discussion chiefly was of the negro in
relation to religion.
It was opened by Professor John
Roach Straton, of Mercer university,
Macon, Ga. He discussed the rela
tions of the races, the superiority and
inferiority of the whites and blacks
respectively and dwelt at length upon
the effect of an inferior race on a
Rev.. D. Clay Lilley, of Tuscaloosa,
sLretary of the Southern Presbyterian
board of negro evangelization, spoke
specifically on the wiser form of reli
gious work among the negro, the
question being whether the white agen
cies or colored agencies are the better.
W. A. Guerry, chaplain of the Uni
versity of the South, also discussed
this question, and took the position
that negro teachers could best de. ;
with the colored race.
The religious conditions of the negro
today, as compared with those of slav
ery days, were discussed by Rev. C. C.
Brown, of Clinton, S. C, and the Ver
Rev. J. R. Slattery, of Baltimore, suoke
for the advisability of raising th.
standard of ordination.
One of the most sensational speeches
was made by Bishop Rennick, of Bal
timore, who declared that from fi
to eight negroes in the north, under
northern conditions, committed crimes
to one in the south.
Professor W. F. Wilcox, a chief stat
istician of the United States census, a
New Yorker by birth and ancestry,
made a speech declaring that the ulti
mate extermination of the black race
was inevitable. "There will be a rapid
decrease of the birth rate and a slow
increase of the death rate until the
negro race will stand as the American
Indian stands today," said Professor
Professor Wilcox was followed by
Secretary Herbert Welch, of the Indian
At the afternoon session Hon. Alex.
King, of Atlanta opened the discussion
of the lynch question. He spoke on
the "Punishment of Crimes Against
Women Existing Legal Remedies and
Their Sufficiency." His address treated
almost exclusively of the crime of
criminal assault and of lynch-law.
Mr. King said it was in those com
munities where the dominance of the
white race was the least secure and
the menace of the black criminal the
greatest that lynch-law is most likely
to prevail. He called attention to the
fact that with the passage of time
since the abolition of slavery the crime
seems to grow in importance. He also
noted the apparently inherent preju
dice' existing between the lower class
of white people and the negro who in
being educated and by imitation is
menacing the social status of this class
of white people. He said that this
prejudice Is resented by the negro and
produces strong racial animosity.
Mr. King held that race animosity
was created by the tendency of the ne
groes to conceal the crimes of members
of their own race, which made the
question of assault and lynching pre
eminently an Inter-social one. He said
that for fair discussion on the question
of lynching it wa9 necessary to con
sider the crime and conditions. He
closed with a plea for the domination
Mr. King was followed by Hon. Clif
ton R. Breckenridge, of Arkansas, who
discussed the advisability of lynching.
NEW RAILWAY MAP
Of North Carolina Issued by the Cor
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C, May 10. The railway
map of North Carolina for this year.
prepared by Clerk Brown, of the cor
poration commission, was issued today.
It shows 3,627 biles of railway in the
state, of which the Southern has 1,223.
the Atlantic Coast Line 940, the Sea
board Air Line 619, miscellaneous S43.
The map also shows the new county
of Scotland. It shows the following new
roads, branches and extensions: East
Carolina, Carolina Northern, Lawndale,
Raleigh and Cape. Fear, Cape Fear
and North Carolina, Carthage exten
sion, Durham and Charlotte exten
sion, Mt. Airy and Eastern, Winston
and Mooresville, Aberdeen and Ashe
boro extension, Brevard and Toxaway,
Aberdeen and Rockflsh extension.
Roanoke Junction branch. Elrod and
Hub branch, Ridgeway and Peters
burg, Hamlet and Columbia.
THE VOLKS RAAD CLOSES.
Pretoria, Wednesday, May 9. The
request of the government for permis
sion to sell mining rights for prices
which should be approved by the gov
ernment was rejected by the raad by
a vote of 12 to 9. The 6ession is closed.
constitution undermined by ex
ivagance in eating, by disre
garding the laws of nature, 01
physical capital all gone, if so
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an absolute cure.
PEARSON, THE TRIMMER.
SUCCEEDS IN OUSTING CONGRESSMAN
CRAWFORD FROM HIS SEAT.
THE VOTE EXCEEDINGLY CLOSE
Tho Minority Resolution Lost on a Tie
Vote The Majority KeHolutton
Adopted by Two Votes Mr. Crawford
Shows up Mr. Pearson's Political
Career Governor Russell Made the
Butt of Ridicule and Abuse by Mr.
Washington, May 10. In the senate
today the case Involving the seat of
Senator Clark, of Montana, was post
poned until next Tuesday. Senator
Chandler gave notice that at that
time he would Insist that the case be
continuously considered to the exclu
sion of all other business.
Owing to the time consumed today
by special orders, the naval appropria
tion bill was not brought up. Senator
Hale, for the committee, consenting
that it go over until tomorrow. Sev
eral measures of minor importance
were passed and Senator Gallinger, of
New Hampshire, in accordance with a
notice previously given, addressed the
senate at length on his resolution de
claring that "the present phenomenal
prosperity of the country is due to the
policy of protection as embodied in the
Dingley tariff law.
Senator Hoar offered a resolution
for Immediate consideration, directing
the committee on foreign relations to
inquire whether American citizens are
obliged to obtain passports or other
license or to pay any -fees for permis
sion to pass from the Hawaiian islands
to the United States or from any part
of the United States to the Hawaiian
islands or to make any payment of
money to secure the privilege of land
ing in the islands and whether it Is ex
pedient that such relations be longer
continued. The resolution was referred
to the foreign relations committee.
A long discussion was precipitated
over a bill to apply a portion of the
proceeds of the sale of the public lands
to the endowment, support and main
tenance of schools or departments of
mining and metallurgy in the several
states and territories In connection
with, the agricultural colleges. Each
college is to receive $10,000 for the year
1901 and $1,000 additional for each suc
ceeding year, until the amount re
ceived by each college shall be $15,000
annually. No action was taken.
The session was concluded with eu
logies on the late Representative Sam
uel Baird, of Louisiana.
At 4:15 o'clock p. m., the senate ad
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The house today by a very narrow
margin of two votes, unseacecl Mr.
Crawford, of North Carolina, a demo
crat and seated in his place Mr. Pear
son, who was a member of the Fifty-
fourth and Fifty-fifth congresses.
Mr. Pearson is the third republican
to be seated by the present house. Both
the contestant and the contestee had
their innings on the floor today and
Mr. Llnney. of North Carolina, wound
up the debate with a characteristic
When the debate opened Mr. Pear
son was given fifty minutes time in
which to address the house In his own
Mr. Pearson had a large chart erect
ed in the arena in front of the speak
er's chair, which, he claimed, illus
trated the manner in which the black
vote in his district had been sup
pressed. Mr. Pearson was followed by Mr.
Crawford the sitting member, who de
fended his right to the seat in an
Mr. Crawford declared that 200.000
people in the Ninth North Carolina dis
trict were on trial today. They had a
right to say who should represent them
in the house. Prior to this election, Mr.
Crawford said, no man had ever
charged fraud in the Ninth congres
sional district of North Carolina; but
Mr. Pearson, he said, seldom knew de
feat. He charged that Mr. Pearson
had trimmed his political sails so that
he had not lost a vote In a national
election since 1880 when he votad for
Hancock. "He voted for Cleveland
twice," said Mr. Crawford, "and sup
ported me against Senator Prit.mard
when I defeated him In 1892."
While referring to Governor Russell's
attack upon Mr. Pearson, Mr. Gios
venor, of Ohio, interrupted to ask if
the democrats of North Carolina had
not threatened to impeach Governor
"That is an assault upon the gov
ernor of my state, which I resent," re
plied Mr. Crawford.
"The logic of what I desire to know
is this," continued Mr. Grosvn."r.
"Was not Governor Russell's attack on
Mr. Pearson made during the adjourn
ment of the legislature to conciliate
"I object," retorted Mr. Crawford,
"to the republicans washing their
dirty linen in my time.
In concluding, Mr. Crawford said, ad
dressing the republican side: "I shall
await your verdict, conscious you can
do me no harm with the people whose
commission I hold."
Mr. Linney, of North Carolina, con
cluded the debate with a characteris
tic, speech in favor of the claims of the
contestant. In referring to Governor
Russell's letter he characterized it "an
ex parte statement of c mad governor.'
"For he is mad," said Mr. Linney,
"mad as a March hare. That he is a
great man intellectually I admit, and
that he Is a good politician while work
ing in the ranks I avow; but h? can
not stand proseprity. As coon as he is
promoted he kicks out of the harness
and plays the devil in general. He is
afraid of his own shadow. He is in
terror of the democratic organization
of the state and will do anything to
keep suspended the sword of Damo
cles which hangs -ver his head."
Later, Mr. Linner prcduced some
figures to shw that it was the black
districts which returned democrats to
congress, not republicans. "Take Mr.
Kltchin's district for Instance," said
he, "I claim I come nearer represent
ing the white people of North Carolina
than he does. I claim I am as much of
a white man: as he Is. My hands are
smaller, my feet are smaller, my com
plexion is clearer than his is."
At the conclusion of Mr. Linney's
remarks the vote was taken upon the
minority resoluUon declaring Mr.
Crawford, the sitting member, entitled
to his seat.
When the roll call was completed it
showed a majority of one for the reso
lution. Intense interest was manifest
ed. Mr. Twaney, the republican whip,
stated that Mr. Fitzgerald, of Massa
chusetts had voted, although he was
paired with Mr. Love ring, of Massa
chusetts. On account of the closeness
off the vote, the speaker ordered a re
capitulation of the roll call. At the end
of the recapitulation Mr. Tompkins, re
publican, of New York, hurried In with
his overcoat over his arm and offered
to vote, but as he was not present
when his name was called he could not
vote under the rule. The speaker or
dered the tally clerks again to foot up
the totals. An error was discovered
that tied the vote. 12S to 12S. The res
olution was, therefore, lost.
The vote was then taken upon the
majority resolution declaring Mr.
Mr. Jack. -of Pennsylvania, was the
only republican who voted with the
democrats on the first roll, but fifteen
republicans were absent and unpaired.
Mr. Fitzgerald, whose vote had been
challenged, explained that he had
voted under a misunderstanding ard
his vote was withdrawn. The vote upon
the adoption of the majority resolu
tions was 129 to 127. The announcement
was greeted with applause by the re
publicans. Mr. Pearson came forward
to the bar of the house and took the
oath of office as a member.
The house adopted a resolution re
ported by the foreign affairs commit
tee requesting all the Information in
possession of the treasury department
relating to the immigration of Jap
anese laborers during th e last two
years. probablliUes of such Immigra
tion in the ensuing year, enforcement
of contract labor laws in such immi
gration and the punishment of thos
unlawfully contracting for Japaae
At 4:20 o'clock p. m. the house aJ
journed. THE STRIKE IN ST. LOUIS
No Street Cart Running No Disorder
as on tho Day Kefore.
St. Louis May 9. The second day of
the great street railway strike was
quiet and uneventful, as the first was
turbulent and riotous. The St. Louis
Transit Company made no effort to
run its cars, and the St. Louis and
Suburban made none until late in the
afternoon when hundreds of police,
mounted and afoot, were massed along
the line and a detachment on each car,
it succeeded in getting a number
through. Far from relieving the situ
ation, however, this demonstration
had no further effect than to show
that by massing their forces on a
single line the police could keep that
line open. x
At the close of the day of armed ac
tivity both sides expressed full confi
dence in the outcome.
Frequent conferences were held on
both sides. The police are keeping the
crowds moving and prevented a repe
tition of the riotous demonstrations
of the previous day. The streets were
filled with people, many of them hav
ing small placards on their hats and
coats, expressing sympathy with the
strikers, but they were not allowed to
President Mahon, of the Amalga
mated Association of Street Railway
Employees of America, is directing
Prominent citizens met at the
mayor's office this morning and as
sured Mayor Zeigenheim of their
hearty co-operation in all he might do
to preserve peace and, later, made
similar representations to the police
It was a day of proclamations, man
ifestos, statements and explanations.
A proc lamation from Mayor Zeigen
heim railed upon the people to pre
serve order and avoid gathering on
the streets. Chief of Police Campbell
sent a report to the commissioners,
telling them why he had been unable
to control the crowds Tuesday and
Tuesday ni?ht. The presidents of both
the street railway companies address
ed communications to the board ask
ing for protection, and the men who
are managing the strike issued a
statement outlining their position.
While one of the cars was making a
return trip with passengers on board
a crowd began throwing rocks. One of
them struck a policeman on the car,
and another crashed through the top
of the car. The passengers at this
juncture deserted the car and ran
through the alleys.
A shot fired from a suburban car
that was stoned, killed Frank Le
Cleveland. Ohio, May 9. An agent
of the St. Louis Street Railway Com
pany, .now tied up by a strike, has
opened an office here to hire motormen
to go to that city. It is said that 300
men have already been engaged.
Officers Ordered to West Africa.
Kingston, Ja., May 9. The military
authorities here today received a cable
dispatch from the British war office
ordering all the available officers of
the West India regiment to proceed
immediately by the shortest route to
Cape Coast Castle, to join the expedi
tion against the Ashantis.
THE FIKST BABY.
ts Cooing is Looked Forward tj
With Both Joy and Pear and iti
Safe Azrival is Hailed With
Pride and Delight by AIL
The arrival of the first baby in the
household is the happiest and most im
portant event of married life. The young
wife who is to become a mother delight!
to think of the happiness in store for her
when the little one shall nestle upon hex
breast and latterly she shall hear it lisp
the sweet and holy name, "mother.
Bat her hnppy anticipation quickly van
ishes when she realizes the terrible pain
and suffering through which she most
pass while bringing the little one into
the world. An indescribable fear of the
danger attendant upon the ordeal soon
dissipates her joyfolness.
Thousands of women have learned
by experience that there Is absolutely
no necessity for the sufferings w&ich at
tend child-birth; they know (Jfcst by
the use of "Mother's Friend"- scien
tific liniment for a few weeff before
the trying hour, expectant mar' cs cms
so prepare themselves for Qjt final
hour that the pain and suffering of the
dreaded event are entirely obviated and
It is safely passed through with com
paratively little discomfort.
All women are interested, and es
pecially expectant mothers who for the
first time have to undercothis trial, is
such a remedy ; for they know the pain
iing, for it takes her safely through the
severest ordeal of her life. Every woman
hould be glad to read the little book
"Before Baby is Born," which (ntaim
tmorcnauon or great value ' u-
will be sent free to any one ' tendj
their address to The JBradi-. ?Ii
Istor Co.. Atlanta. Ga.
sunerxnsr. to say nothlncrof the aan
ger, wnicn ts in store for them, "iiotn
ers Friend is woman's createst bles-
BRITISH GROSS THE ZAND
THE BOERS MAKE LESS RESISTANCE
BOERS IN STRONG POSITION
From Which they are Driven by Cav
alry and ArtilleryThe Relative
Strength, of the Two Force-What
ItobrU has to Overcome to Reach
Pretoria A Battle Imminent at Tha-J
banchn Conscripting Men at Pre
torla We.sen Offering to Serve.
London. May 10.-10:20 a. m. Lord
Roberts telegraphs to the war office
from Welgelegen, under date of May
9th, evening, as follows:
"Pole-Carew's and Tucker's divis
ions, Hamilton's column of heavy na
val and royal artillery guns and four
brigades of .cavalry marched here -today.
The enemy hold the opposite bank
of the Zand river. Their strength will
be ascertained tomorrow, when I hope
to be able to force a passage of the
Lord Roberts also reports to the war
office as follows: "Cable Cart Head
quarters, at the front. May 10, 9:10
a. m. We are now across the Zand
river. The enemy are still holding a'
strong position, but we are gradually
pushing them back."
BRITISH CROSS THE ZAND.
4:53 p. m. The war office has re
ceived the following dispatch from
"Cable Cart, Zand river, May 10, 12:30
p. m. The enemy are In full retreat.
They occupied a position twenty miles
In length. Ours was necessarily longer.
With the widely scattered force It will
take some time to name the casualties,
but I am hopeful we have not suffered
much. The cavalry and horse artillery
are pursuing the Boers by three dif
London, May 10. The crossing of
the Zand river by the British appears
to have been affected sooner that even
the most sanguine expected, and this!
morning Lord Roberts' temporary
headquarters are established in a
cable cart on the north bank of the
river. Though the opposition the fed
erals are offering shows that yester
day's report of the abandoning of their
positions were ill-founded, Lord Rob
erts' advance force consisting of from
10,000 to 12,000 mounted men, besides
infantry, artillery, and the naval con
tingent, appears to be sufficiently pow
erful to overwhelm any opposition the
burghers can offer. Even though, as
reported yesterday, they have been re
inforced by 3,000 men from other com
mands and possess a score of heavy
guns, the experts believe the opposi
tion will not be prolonged longer than
is necessary to remove the guns and
other Impediments in the direction of
Further reports from Lorenzo
Marques show that the customs au
thorities there. In addition to clothing
and shoes, refuse to clear corned beef
for the Transvaal, holding it as con
Lord Roberts 'announcement this
evening of the flight of the Boers
from the Zand river naturally caused
considerable gratification at the war
office, where it is now believed that he
will not allow the fed rals enough
breathing space to reform southward
of Kroonstad. It is just possible that
Lord Roberts 'transport may be in
such condition that he will be able to
keep his troops moving so rapidly as
to drive the Boers right through
Kroonstad without giving them time
to organize resistance in the formi
dable entrenchments so carefully pre
pared at the Valsh river. The fact that
General French and the cavalry have
been brought up to supplement Gen
eral Hutton's mounted infantry leads
to the hope in British official circles
that the pursuit annoimced by Lord
Roberts may prevent all the Boer guns
and convoy from escaping.
WOMEN READY TO TAKE UP
Pretoria, May 9. President Kruger
has received a telegram from the bur-
gheress, asking if the time has not ar
rived for the formation of a corps of
women, adding that she is prepared,
with a body of women volunteers, to
take up arms in defense of the inde
pendence of the Transvaal.
DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMUTE
W. H. Bernard Elected to Fill a Va
cancy from Sixth District A Contra
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, X. C May 10. At the
meeting of the democratic state com
mittee tonight twenty-eight members
were present. Chairman Simmons pre
sided. Duncan McEachern having re
signed as a member from the Sixth
district, W. H. Bernard was elected to
fill the vacancy. C. B. Aycock, Frank
lin McNeill and S. L. Patterson, ttate
candidates, attended the meeting.
The following were elected as the
central committee: Cyrus B. "Watson
T. J. Jarvls, T. F. Davidson. J. H. Pou,
J. H. Weddlngton, E. J. Hale, J. S
Carr, E. C. Smith, John S. Cunning
ham. George Warburton. F. A. Wood
ward, C. E. Foy, J. A. Lock hart, R. L.
Holt. C. C. Lyon. R. J. Brevard. F. S
Sprulll. C. M. Busbee, W. R. Allen, R
A. Cotten, S. L. Holt, W. B. Rodman.
O. II. Gulon, M. II. Justice. E. F. Lamb
S. A. Ashe, H. A. London, A. TV. Hay
wood, N. B. Broughton, Dr. L E. Green,
John R. Webster "William M. Webb.
The matter of nomination of a iudjre
in the Twelfth district was referred tol
the counties in the district.
MANY FILIPINOS KILLED
In a Conflict With Our Troops in
Manila, May 10. The insurgents have
suffered a heavy loss at Tabako, near
Legaspl, province of Albany, Luzon.
Two hundred riflemen and 800 bolomen
were preparing to attack the town, and
Captain Lester H. Simons, with a com
pany of the Forty-seventh volunteers
advanced to meet them and killed
The insurgent leader, a native priest,!
was wounded! and captured, alter his
horse had been shot under him. Three
Americans were wounded.
At the Montgomery conference last
night Hon. Bourke Cockran, in a bril
liant speech advocated the repeal of
the Fifteenth amendment to the fed
SOUTHERN COTTON SPINNERS
Opening Selon of their Convention
Largo Attendance-President Mc
Aden's Add rem.
Charlotte. X. CX May 10,-One of the
largest assemblages of mill represen
tatives ever held in the United States
began a. convention here today, th
occasion being the fourth annual con
vention of the Southern Cotton Spin
ners Association. wh.h was called to
order at 10 o'clock this morning. Five
hundred mill men are In atteniar.ee.
and it Is estimated by conservative
members that the total capital repre
sented will segregate 3X.000.4).
President J. IX. McAden called the
convention to order. After congratu
lating the members of the association
upon the large attendance at the con
vention. President "McAden siid:
"A long period of depression Is at an
end; every Industry is prospering;
every man who can work and will
work, can find employment at good
wages. Money Is easy; the finances
of the country are on a sound basis;
confidence Is restored; a bright future
awaits us and we may confidently
look for a period of industrial develop
ment unequaled In the history of the
"It fives us grtvu pleasure to
gove you a cordial welcome at all our
meetings. There will be no division
of territory, no Mason and Dixon's line
with the manufacturers. We "are all
together in one common interest and
one common cause.
"The great hope of the couth is In
its manufactures. We ask for no
class legislation. With extended com
mercial relations with foreign coun
tries, new territory opened before us,
we can plant our products wherever
our flag floats and successfully com
pete with the world.
"There are many things we could d
for our operatives make tenement
houses comfortable; adopt improved
systems of sanitary and ventilation
regulations: build churches and schools
and provide libraries. We should do
all in our power to erect a high stand
ard of morals and elevate and dignify
A Llfo and Death Fight.
Mr. W. A. Illnes of Manchester. Ia..
writing of his almost miraculous escape
from death, says: "Exposure after
measles Induced serious lung trouble,
which ended In consul ptlon. I had
frequent hemorrhages and coughed
night and day. All my doctors said I
must soon dl . Then I began to use
Dr. King's New Discovery for Con
sumption, which completely cured me.
I would not be without It even If It
cost J5.000 a bottle. Hundreds have
used it on my recommmendation and
all say it never falls to cure Throat,
Chest and Lung troubles." Regular
size 50c and J1.00. Trial bottles free at
R. R. Bellamy's drug store.
Earning of tho American Tobacco
New York. May 9. The report of
the year ended December 31st. submit
ted at the annual meeting of the
American Tobacco Company today,
Net earnings, J3.202.3S4. Increase
$244,580, surplus $23,575,430. increase,
$1,017,741; deduct scrip dividend $21.
000,000, leaves available purplus $2.575,.
430. decrease $19.9S2.259.
The retiring directors were re-elected.
The new directors were elected,
they being R. L. Patterson, for a
term of three years, and H. D. Lee for
a term of two years.
The tobacco directors will meet to
morrow for organization. It is an
nounced that Treasurer George Arents
will decline re-election and will be
succeeded by II. D. Lee.
Adverse Report on tho Gathmnn Gun.
Washington, May 9. The navy de
partment has made an adverse report
upon the Gathman gun, for the manu
facture of which the sum of $250,000
was allotted in an amendment to the
naval appropriation bill, inserted by
the senate committee on naval affairs.
The report was made by the chief 6f
ordinance Admiral O'Neii, with the
brief statement that the gun lacks
novelty; that its cost is excessive and
that it has not stood the test of the
department in the past, and that It
would no be safe.
Taylor at the War Department.
Washington, May 9. Governor Tay
lor of Kentucky was at the war de
partment today and had a long con
ference with Assistant Secretary Mel
klejohn. His visit gave rise to all sorts
of conjectures, but Mr. Meiklejohn
said there was absolutely no signifi
cance in the visit, as Mr. Taylor is an
intimate friend of his.
In its advanced and chronic form a
cold in the head is known as Nasal Ca
tarrh and is the recognized source of
other diseases. Having stood the test
of continued successful use, Ely's
Cream Balm Is recognized as a specific
for mexnbranal diseases in the nasal
passages, and you should resort to this
treatment in your own case. It is sot
drying, does not produce sneezing.
Price 50 cents at druggists or by mall.
Ely Brothers. 56 Warren street. New
York. Give up prejudice and try It.
The Trade War In Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, May 9. The war be
tween the allied building trades union
council, composed ot thirty-eight
trades and the brotherhood of carpen
ters and joiners with a membership
of 4,000, begun last week as a result
of the latter organization refusing to
affiliate with the former In the cam
paign for an eight hour work day with
increased pay, will be fought out to
the bitter end unless a peace maker
steps into the affair.
At a .meeting of the council today
an order issued to every workman affil
iated with the council not to work with
a brotherhood carpenter on any Job.
This throws many thousands of men
out of work, in addition to the five
thousand men now Idle.
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