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HON. CLAUDE A.' SWANSON,
Who in the hour of defeat made a speech with the ring of true Democracy.
MONTAGUE BY
ACCLAMATION.
(Continued from First Page.)
doun-1 to the honor and glory of the old
Stat".
Mt. EUyson tli<-n advanced to the front
or the sta£<- and without further delay
announced the follov.-ins temporary offi
cers, chosen at the State Committee meet
ing last night: Chairman, W. P. Barks
dale, of Halifax: Secretary, Joseph But
tcn, of Appomattox; Sergeant-at-Arms,
XL D. Niche's, ol Norfolk city.
SENATOR BARKS) lALE.
Senator Barksdale received a rousing
send-off when, as he came forwarcl clad
In a lons Prince Albert coat, bowed his
tlianU= to the convention and began his.
admirable address. 11.- spoke with great
eloquence and vigor, and was often loudly
applauded. The convention -went wild
with delight when the speaker declared
that there could be no more resurrection
of Bryan and silver. But the applause
did not riiiK out long and loud until he
paid a splendid tribute to all the candi
dates *"r Governor and enjoined the dele
gates to follow the lead of the Democratic
leaders to a glorious victory in Novem
ber.
When with elirch'd fist he declared we
■will march unitedly under the banner of
Andrew Jackson Montague, ill" people's
candidate, it was some moments before he
could proceed, the great jxjdy breaking
simultaneously into a terrific volume of
cheering, which was ioud and long-con
tinued:
BAHICSI 'AI.K'S SPEECH.
Mr. BarksdaJe spoke as follows:
Fellow Democrats:
Proud of tin- privilege of presiding over
such a body of representative Virginians.
1 desire t.' thank the stat.- Central Com
mittee and i 'c m> nib. rs of this convention
for the distinguished honor they have con
lerred on me.
We have assembled (again (following:
perhaps the most disastrous national <'■■-
l p at In the b.'Ktory of 1 1n- party, but in
Hint defeat wo'had no lot or part, for I
thank God that' In that contest Virginia
was true to the glorious traditions of her
post, true to Democracy and true u> her
scir.
The National 3>2mocratlc party has suf
fered more <](?;>;\ts and won more vic
tories than any Other party In the his
tory of this republic. Founded in the
<lawn of the ninet««enlh O9th) century, jt-s
underlying basic principles have been the
hope iLiiU aspirations of millions and in
the daj's thaj are u> come countless thou
sands will rally around iis standard as we
«o Rounding "Down the ringing grooves
i>f chaii£-. " In the la-i campaign we pre
sented a divided front on an Issue or fi
nance, which was but a temporary ques
tion. In tlie next we will pies, :n a united
front on questions which are eternal.
TWO DEFEATS
Twice we have followed c great man to
great defeats, but Democracy Is not ihe
party of one man or of one idea. We
arc not contracted by any "pent up Ctica.'
our principles are as broad as the ua-
Col,. .It 'UN S. HARDWOOD.
(Member State Committee.)
tlon, n.s eternal as the everlasting hills
"which stand round about i;h." as per
petual a.-- the •Thar streams which seem
t>> flow i.;r<-vi;r." th.y arc living; growing
breathing every hoi:r. they were not bum
to die. We have ever in th<' past and we
wi:i ever in tlu- future kec;> step with
tin- pjvvsross of, the human race and
inarch abreast of the onward treurt <>f hu
man thought and human achievement
• Twlic we have followed William Jen
nings Bryan and free silver to the sepul
chre and once to the resurrection: there
can be no more resurrection ol the dead,
li>> m"ip rising from the grave.
In the Democrat ic temple of lame which
is the hearts «>f the peon!,. alongside
Thomas Jefferson. Andrew Jackson, Sam
uel J. Tiitfen and yther great leaders of
the Democracy we. will place the equally
jreat Nebraskan. and in the memories
of our past glorious record, as Free Sil
ver at the ratio of 16 to 1 will have an
abldlnt-place as another cause nobly
fought and hopelessly lost.
To-daj* th© star of hope is rising in the
West &r.fi all eround vs evii>nces multiply,
th,at our fathers and founders builded for
time and eternity and that the sun of De
ri«sTßcy has not set yet. Mad with
th« lu«t ol power and the spirit of the
oanoueror, the Republican party is a
candidate tor the fate which
M» fcefaUea »vwy other party which has
ever faced the victorious eagles of De
mocracy.
THE REPUBLICANS;
The Republican parly is the foster fath
er oi the tariff, the tariff is the protect
ing mother of trusts and the hand-maiden
of ir.i:« rialism. The Republican party
)'■'-« struck down human liberty abroad
and commercial liberty at home. Its
policy permits personal .slavery in the Sulu
I:'::nds and commercial slavery in the
Veiled Slates. It denies life and liberty
to the citizens of distant isles of the sea
mid unrestricted avenues in the pursuit of
happiness to itn own citizens.
Under the protecting care of the Republi
can party trust and monopoly has taken
possession of our dwellings and seeks the
very life-blood of the nation.
These my burdens upon the backs of the
peonie grievous to be Viorne, these make
the farmers' heart grow faint and his plow
pc heavy; these bow down as with the
weight of centuries the man with the hoe;
these lay tribute on the brow of labor and
sacrifice mankind on the altar of com
mercialism.
The Democratic party, composed of. the
virtue and intelligence of the people, has
governed this Commonwealth for over
a decade; within her borders we have
marched from victory unto victory. Xo
party in no State can present a record
purer and freer of mismanagement.
Every pledge mr.de to the people has been
rcdecmari and every promise fulfilled, in
their behalf we have fought a good fight
and fcept tue faith, administering the af
fairs of this State as economically, us ably
as conscientiously as is possible under
a defective i-nd alien Constitution.
And whar^sir may happen the prern
fields of Virginia will never be congenial
soil upon which to plant Republicanism;
f'dlow-IJemorrats.
ALL IS HARMONY.
The inter-party contest, which promised
something <?f bitterness and division, is at
an .-nd. all feeling aroused thereby should
end hi this convention; the poop!.- have
spoken, and the voice of the people is the
supreme law of Democracy. If there be
anything of bitterness, if there hi- any
thing of aisloyality in your hearts 1 charge
you by your duty to yourself, to your
country and to Democracy to put it from
you. Some of us followed the standard of
the chivalrlc and 1 rilliant_young Congress
man from the Fifth District and went
down with a last despairing cry for Claude
Swanson, the gamecock of Pittsylvania.
Some «>f us preferred to come down by
the deep resounding sea and make "::<■
who has shown his love for Virginia in
many a contest on the battlefiel<] and o;
th>' hustings, our standard hearer; they,
t.i-o, went flown under the fighting-flag
of gallant Dick Marshall, of Portsmouth:
Some of us turned to the great Valley of
Virginia and cast our lot with a citizen.
wiio in ev< ry walk in life and in his every
relation to the Slate or his fellowmen,
has demonstrated his statemanshlp as an
official; his fidelity as a friend and his
loyalty as a Democrat; we, too, feel th.it
Virginia could have well been proud of
such a Governor as would he Edward
Echols, of Staunton.
Ftjl.LOW MONTAGUE.
All of us henceforth will obey the dic
tates of the people as expressed by this
convention, and under the banner of An
drew Jackson Montague, which will be the
banner of Democracy, march forward
and onward to still another glorious vic
tory, for when this convention adjourns
he will be the candidate of no faction
machine of no tribe— he will be our can
didate, anil we will triumphantly elect
!\':n Governor of Virginia.
Fellow Democrats, we have arrived at
an iniDortant -era in the history of our
State and in the history of our party. A
constitutional convention called by Demo
crats and controlled by Democrats is in
session. We have no criticism to make.
no suggestion to offer, they are Virginians
all. they are Democrat? nearly all. If
our enemies toll us they are too conserva
tive, we reply that in all serious and im
portant attains it behooves men to he
conservative. If they tell us they are too
slow we reply that in making fundamental
law it is well to he deliberate. If they
tell us thai the Constitution is to lie pro
claimed and our citizenship curtailed, our
reply shall be that the best, purest and
most patriotic Virginians are there, that
though we may not know when or where
or how, we do know that they will settle
every question, and set"tlo them right.
Then, with no silver issue to distract
us nationally and no Underwood Consti
tution to bind as Xo a body of death, and
a ' ond of iniquity, with an electorate purg
ed ,>i ignorance and cleansed of
venality, we will raise our supreme
'.aw in Ineorrirptipn never more to be cor
rupted, raise it in honor, never to bo dis
honored, and then "Forgetting those
things which are behind, and reaching:
forth unto those things which are before."
We will press forward to achieve the mani
fest destiny of a harmonious and united
I>. tnocracyi
Mr. Barkpdale was loudly applauded at
the close of his speech.
Mr. Harksdale touched the button for
music when ho had concluded ami a pop
ular air was rendered by the splendid
band in the hall.
GOVERNOR TYLER.
On motion of Mr. Maryus Jones a com
mittee was appointed to escort His Ex
cellency Governor Tyler to a. scat on the
platform.
While this committee was out the con
vention adopted the rules of the House
of Delegates for the government of the
bod;-.
Three cheers were then given with a
vim for Hon. James Goode on motion of
Tonight *»*
Just before retiring, If your liver la
sluggish, out of tune and you feel dull,
bilious, .-constipated, take a dose oi
Hood's Pills
. Asd you'll fre all right lo th« BOrettft
THE TIMES: RICHMOND VA. THURSDAY. AUGUST 15. 1901
a delegate, who referred to him as the
grand oldi man from Bedford.
NEW STATE COMMITTEE.
The reports from the various districts
were heard with great interest. The. fact
that an alomst new State Committee had
been chosen lent special interest to the
announcement of the members of this
body. The reports were all adoptee.
These compose the State Committee:
First District— Lloyd T. Smith, North
umberland; Clagpett B. Jones, Kins and
Queen: J. Boyd Sears. Mathews; H. F.
Crismond, FJ tedhricksburg; R. L. Ail
worth. Northampton.
Second District— W. W. Dey. of Norfolk.
Tho new members are .1. M. Curtis. War
wick; George W. Butts. Nansemond; J.
F. Bryant. Southampton; George W.
Jonps, Norfolk county.
Third District— P. V. Cqgbill, of Ches
terfield; John S. Harwood and J. J.
Lynch, of Richmond: John C. Easley, of
Henrlco. and B. L. "Winston, of Hanover.
Fourth District— A. D. Watkins. Farm
vine: W. B. Gregory. Mecklenburg: J. M.
Harris, Xottoway: R. G. Soutball, Amelia;
F. R. Lassiter, Petersburg.
Fifth District— R. A. James. Danville;
T. D. Burch. Henry: G. M. Helms. Frank
lin: J. M. Hooker. Patrick: W. H. Suth
erland. Carroll.
Sixth District— D. Q. Egrjrleston. Char
lotte: J. R. Edmunds. Halifax: TT. O.
Humphreys. Bedford: A. P. Craddock.
I.vnchburjr: Sidney Shelton. Montgomery.
Seventh District— W. B. Richards, "War
ren; E. D. Newman. Shenandoah; J. S.
Patton. Charldttesvllle; E. W. Carpenter.
Ro-cklngham, G. W. Kinsey, Rappahan
nnc!:.
Eighth District— R. L. Gordon. Louisa;
C. P. Janncy. Lomloun: G. S. P. Triplet.
Culpeper; Grenvllle Gajnes. Fauquier;
Ij»onard Marbnry. Alexandria.
Ninth District— T. A. Lynch. Tazewell;
M. C. Clark. Russell: W. D. Smith, Scott;
P. W. St. Clair. Giles; B. F. Buchanan,
Smyth.
Tenth District— Joseph Button, of Ap
pomattox: W. A. Rhinhart. of Alleghany;
E. "W. Hubard, of Buckingham; Irvlns
P. Whitehead. of Amherst, and YV. A.
Glnserow. of Rockbridse.
The standing committees were made
tip as follows:
CREDENTIALS.
First District— C. B. Jones, of Kincr and
Queen: S. P. Atwell, of Westmoreland;
Dr. Charles Smith, of Northampton.
Second— C. "VV. Amory, of Norfolk; Bruce
Simmons, of Norfolk, and L. XV. Lane, of
Williamsburg.
Third— Dr. .Ttid. B. Wood, of Richmond;
W. K:ike r . of Chesterfield ; Roger Gregory,
Jr., of Xew Kent.
Fourth — lames .Mann, of Nottoway; T.
A. Overby. of Lunenburg; A\'. A. Bryson,
of Mecklenburg.
Fifth— E. W. Early, of Carroll: \v. A.
Taylor, of Danville; W. A. Garrett, of
Henry.
Sixth— S. J. State, -of Halifax; T-3. M.
Quesenbury, of Bedford, and A. T. Ksk
ridKe. of Montgomery.
Eighth— Pr. Robert L. Harper. of
Loudoun; J. B. T. Thornton, nf Prince
William; Captain C. C. Taliaferrq, of
Orange.
Xinth— TV. B. Robertson, of "Washing
ton: P.. P. Bruce, of Wise, and J. C. Gent,
of Russell.
Tenth— W. G. Loving, of X>lson; Hush
A. White, of Buena Vista, and Dr. XV. C.
Barker, of Buchanan.
PERMANENT. ORGANIZATION.
First District— R. I>. Hopkins, of Acco
mac: XV. P.. Snur.dors, of Lancaster; Judge
Moncure, of Caroline.
Second— J. D. Pinner, of Suffolk: O. B.
Mears, of Princess Anne, and XV. D.
Clark, of Surry county.
Third— J. XV. Barrett, of Richmond; J.
MR. JOSEPH BUTTON.
(Temporary Secretary.)
L. Bland, of King William; .W. D. Card
well, of I fanover.
Fourth— J. P. Tucker, of Pinwiddie: C.
X. Williams, of Mecklenburg; Dr. Rich
:ind 1). Tucker; <>f Powhatan.
Fifth— A. D. Clements, of Danville; P.
P. Watson, of Henry; and Colonel I. 11.
Saiindi^p. of Pittsylvania.:
Sixth— l?. W~. Leigh, of Halifax; S. T.
Cowan, of Montgomery, ami K. (3. Turpin,
of Kedforu.
Seventh— J. If. Wood, of Rappahannock:
11. 11. Baker, of Winchester, and S. .1.
Richards, of Paso.
Eighth— Nathan H. Crawford, of Louisa:
Captain Crandalt Ma-okey. of Alexandria
county; M. A. Turner, of Orange.
Xinth— W. D. Smith, of Scott; W. 11.
Bond, of Wise, and E. 1,. Xewberry, of
Bland.
Tenth-Captain .T. W-. Foster, of Nelson:
Captain C. B. Kolner, of Augusta, and
John T. McKinna. of BuekinKhnm.
OX RESOLUTIONS.
First District— W. A. Jonr.= . of Rich
mond county; X. W. Nock, of Accomac;
Horace Crismond, of Fredericksburg.
Second— W. G. Pritchard. of Berkley:
R. W. Shultice. of Norfolk, and Dr. J.
V Bryant, of Southampton.
Third— W. Conway Sand?, of Hehrico;
C. V. Meredith, of Richmond; W. M.
Holman, of Gooch'.and.
Fourth— TV. A. Land, of Xcntoway;
Judge .7. T. Wept, of Sussex; Frank Bu
ford. of Brunswick.
Fifth— Judge X. E. Smith, of Henry:
E. S. Reid, of Pittsylvania, and A. B.
Carrington, of Danville.
Sixth— L. C. Watkins. of Halifax: C. A.
McCue; of.Roannke. and Graham Claytor.
of Bedford.
Seventh— John A. Moore, of Chirk; John
T. Harris, of Roekingham. and J. H.
Lindsay, of Albemarle.
Eighth— F. A. Hunt. Jr.. of Fauquier;
R. Walton Moore, of Fairfax: John L.
Ritchie, of Culpeper.
Ninfh— B. F. Buchanan, of Smyth; O.
E. Jordan, of Pulaski, and W. J. Hanson,
Of CWrr.
Tenth— Judge C. J. Campbell, of Am
iierst; Joseph A. Glasgow, of Staunton,
and A. A. Gray, of Fluvanna.
When Eppn Hunton, Jr.'s, name was
read out for Committee on Resolutions
there wns a ripple of applause among
the Eighth District, delegates.
LIABILITY BILL.
Delegate Charles M. Wallace. Jr.. oi
Richmond, offered a resolution providing
for the principle of a fair and equitabli
liability bill in the new Constitution and
condemning the court-made doctrine on
« fellow-servants as expounded by the Vir
ginia Court of Appeals.
Mr. Stuart, of Russell, offered a reso
lution to provide for a change in th<
law relating to the taxation of corpora
tions, which, with that of Mr. Wallace,
was referred to the Committee on. Reso
lutions.
A P.ECESS.
The convention at 1 o'clock P. M., or.
motion, of Mr. Lloyd T. Smith, of North
umberland, took a recess until 2:30 o"clock
P. M.i in order to allow the various com
mittees to meet and formulate their re
ports.
There was some opposition to a recess
at this time, a member for the Eighth
District declaring 1 Vigorously that his
people did not come three hundred miles
to adjourn. Chairman Barksdala ruled
him out of order, however, and put the
motion, which was adopted with a whoop.
PERMANENT OFFICERS.
j Th« Commutes <ra Resolutions elaoteflj
Congressman XV. A. Jones for its chair
man, while that on Credentials chose
Hon. Claggett B. Jones, of King and
Queen. Captain J. XV. Foster, of Nelson,
was made chairman of the Committee
on Permanent Organization.
Hon Carter Glass was chosen permanent
chairman of the convention: Judge XV. S.
Gooch, of Louisa, and R. D. Nichols, of
Norfolk, for-sergeant-at-arms.
AIR. GOODE SPEAKS.
Divides Motors With Qov. Tyler Before the
Couvention.
(Staff Correspondence.)
NORFOLK, VA., Aug. 14.— The conven
tion was a little hue in assembling at the
afternoon session. As soon as it was
called to order there were" loud calls for
the Hon. John Goode. The veteran of
many political wars came forward, and.
leaning upon his walking stick, briefly
addressed the gathering. He looked the
statesman that lie is as he stood there
giving advice to his fellow Democrats. He
laid great stress on th<-. f ac t that the con
test upon which the party is about to
engage in this State does not involve na
tional issties. but simply domestic affairs.
He sai. if this were to be a Presidential
cumpniprn. an indictment that would stand
with the people could be drawn against
the national party now in power.
He would advise that the convention
pledge the Democratic party to get rid of
useless offices, to provide for disabled
Confederate soldier?, to the regulation of
trusts, the promotion of school interests.
the purification of the ballot and to steps
that would tend to the upbuilding of all
the material interest? of the State.
GOODE AROUSES ENTHUSIASM.
Leaning over until his body was half
bent anil speaking in most earnest and ef
fective tones, Mr. Goode pleaded with his
fellow Virginians not to devote all their
attention to the glorious history and
deeds of their forefathers, but to turn
their faces to the future and seek to build
tip all the interests of their Common
wealth.
The speech aroused the greatest en
thusiasm.
Governor Tyler nrrived just as Mr.
Goode closed his remarks. There were
rival calls for Tyler and Daniel, and. as
soon as the people sot hoarse yelling.
Chairman Barksdale presented the 'i iver
nor, whose reception proved mat ho has
lost none of his old-time popularity with
the people. He threw ::. deal of wit into
his remarks and kept the crowd in good
humor.
URGED HARMONY:
In urging harmony in the party, the
Governor said that, while there would
naturally be disappointments, h*. 1 trusted
all those who failed to reach the goal of
their ambition at this time would go to
work for the ticket to !>.■ nominated.
When Governor Tyler had resumed his
seat, the calls for Daniel were renewed,
but. if he was in the hall, he did not re
spond.
Various favorites, Ilinton. Rhea.
Withers and others, were called for, but
remained quietly in their seats.
AN HOUR OF TUMULT.
The noise and confusion was kept tip for
an hour. In the middle of the tumult
some delegate, with an eye to business.
got up and said: "I move that Montague
he brought before the convention and
make his speech and we go home. ' This
motion was. of cour.se. not put. There
were more calls for Hinton, Flood and
others, but they still declined to speak.
Senator ICeezell pot tired of the disorder
and moved a recess, but this was voted
.down. At the request, of a deiorr ;lto f nr
the bana to play "There Will be n. ir.it
Time In the Old Town To-night." the band
T-^pnonded with, "My Country 'Tis of
Thee."
The Committee on Credentials not beinsj
ready to report, a recess of one hour was
tnken.
P. R. N.
OVATION TO DANiEL
Counsrled That t!ie Constitutional Convention
Proceed Slowly.
(Staf£ Correspond! njce.)
CONVENTION HALL. NORFOLK, VA..
Aujrust It.— lt was within a few minutes
of <i o'clock when Chairman Baxksdale
called the body to order. The crowd was
in a (juiete'r mood than earlier in the
afternoon. IJaniel came in just a.s the
gavel fell, and a tremendous shout was
sent ivp. There was no use in trying to
do anything until the Senator had made
a speech. The gathering had been thirst
ing all day for words from his elorjuent
iios. When the cail for Daniel to speak
was sent up, he bowed to the wishes of
the convention, and. supported upon his
crutch, limped upon the stage.
Then occurred the greatest demonstra
tion of the day. The Senator's reception
was as flattering as any he has ever re
ceived in his whole experience. There
could be no doubt that Daniel was still
the idoi of his fellow-citizens. He re
ceived the closest attention of anyone
who had preceded him in speech-making.
He was in fine vcice. and his clear tones
rang out into the farthest corners of the
spacious hall.
MAKE HASTE SLOWLY.
The Senator's remarks, as eonce.rnin?
the reasons why it was wise policy for
the Constitutional Convention to proceed
slowly and cautiously in it* work, was
received with apparent general approval.
In his closing he eloquently pledged his
whole support to the man who was to
be the nominee of the convention to head
the ticket. The Senator spoke only a few
ir-inutes;
Senator Daniel began !>y saying, with
hfe semi-jocular tone which he so fre
quently employs, that he knew no reason
why he should not feel at home in this
convent'on.
No nobler work, he said, has ever been
HON, J. TAYLOR ELLYSON,
Who was Re-elected Stats Chairmajj by Acclamation.
done-oy man than that which has been
dooe by the living generations of Virginia
Democrats. Speaking by inference, rather
than directly, of the change in leaders,
he said that as the Confederate army
might have produced scores of generals
tho equals of Lee and Jackson, so in all
crises the Virginia 'Democracy could al
ways produce leadens.
COXSTITrriOXAL REFORM.
Takin; up the matter of constitutional
reform, he spoke of the difficulties sur
rounding: the work of the Constitutional
Convention, and advised that this Dem
ocratic Convention should not hamper
with unnecessary suggestions the body
of honest and able men now ensaged
in the making of a Constitution. lie lie
lleved that the Constitutional Convention
could be trusted to draft an instrument
that would provide a. proper fca?ls for just
and ecuitable laws, and that its work,
when completed, would be satisfactory to
the people of Virginia.
lie outlined some of the difficulties in
the way of the Constitution makers lu
cidly, and showed how hard it would be
to draft a suffrage provision that would
be- satisfactory to all the people.
He i-ioscd with a brief but stirring and
elofjueht appeal to Democrats to look
shields and stand solidly together against
the common enemy.
r. r. isr.
GLASS ON SUFFRAGE.
The Last Convention Did Not Enter In Com
bination With Negro Vote.
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
NORFOLK. VA.. Aupr. 14.— The report
of tho Committee on Permanent Or^rini
zation w.ts adopted before the Committee
on Credentials had completed its work.
Carter Glass was named for chairman;
"U". S. Gooch, ol" Louisa, for secretary.
MR. PHIL V. COG DILL,.
(Member State Committee.)
and R. D. Nichols, of Norfolk, for ser
gearit-at-arms.
Mr. Glass, who is one of the most pop
ulxr men in the convention, one of t/io
new big leaders in the party, was received
with a storm of applause. He spoke with
the. earnestness., the Fire and vim that
have characterize.! all of his addresses
in the Senate and in the Constitutional
Convention. He had in his hand at the
start the manuscript of his remarks, but
finally laid the paper aside and spok
extemporaneously.
When he made the remark that the
State Convention of last year in its
platform did not enter into any romlu
nation with 15.003 negroes to permit them
to voie upon the question of their dis
franchisement. the greatest demonstra
tion of the day occurred.
It was evident that the audience was
overwhelmingly in sympathy with the
sentiment of the remark. Mr. Glass'
speech was "hot stuff."' and when he had
concluded many deLegates swarm', l about
him to shower their congratulations. He
spoke as follows.
"1 thank you for the kindly personal
regard which prompted my selection r.s
the permanent presiding officer of this
convention, i Appreciate the honor and
shall with your patient aid endeavor to
perform the functions of the position
fairly and impartially, if not altogether
efficiently. Without that parliamentary
experience so useful upon occasions like
,nis. I shall doubtless tax your forbear
ance; but I know that I shall have your
sympathy and your intelligent co-op, ra
tion in every effort to dispatch the busi
ness of the convention intelligently and
with that harmonious agreement that
should characterize such assemblies of
Virginia patriots of Democratic faith
and affinity.
"It is in my view a peculiar distinction
to he called to preside over this partic i
lar convention because its assembling
marks an epoch in the history or me
Democratic party and in the civil affair?
of the Commonwealth. It signalizes a
revival of party patriotism, that funda
mental pronouncement of the Declara
tion of Independence which asserts >-.n:;!>
ly among equals and declares a doctrine
which makes possible or" realization (hi
fondest hopes and highest aspirations
of the humblest man in the land, it :-■
gratifying, indeed; it is inspiring to wit
ness with what enthusiasm and devo
tion and praiseworthy acquiescence w<
are gathered in this city by the sea. Thi
zeal, the spirit of confraternity, the de
termination to get together and stay to
gether which characterizes this greal
body of Virginia Democrats import n
good to the Republican cohorts.
RTCPCRLICAXS COME TO LIFE.
"Attracted by a littl" family disturb
ance, of ours, they magnified its gravity,
misconceived its consequences and for the
first time in eleven years have emerged
from a most becoming ohsequy. They
mistake the purpose and temper of the
people of Virginia; for. divide as we may
•' 'Berry 's for Clothes."
A Fact You'd Hardly Believe.
„ ■ am Napoleon Boneparte said
t*?4J¥^iiliy enemy of iio;:"')*." And
~4MSWSW we might add that "Brisk
( /<^^^^^^^L business »tt a naturally
dull season is a born hater
We'ni after brisk bnst-
ness n n <^' 1 " sea3On
\s^M&s^Jfi^. c " atlt !a^ because
j/vUM*^g f' xvc w;111 t to get rid of our
/w ffPii ■'*# present stock in double
/*/ & \ J§s ' f ( >^? quick time. We want to
/Ik v&ly / / S et r^ cl °furf °ur stock be
/J h &gjjl IA I .' cause our contractors de
jC-k Mi M £jSjM IHI i maticl tha t we get rid of it,
.^||i &^^|^M / $\ " & fIOX tlle y want the room.
\^^^2^T^^f Remodellitig
I I j \ We have no sympathy
for old prices — nor profits.
They've been butchered
unmercifully. If yovr doubt it, come in and you'll no longer
doubt after what you sec — our slaughtered prices.
SA s 1c Ineas b* price now carried by tho^c
*P 1. I «C»l/ cool-like handsome men's suits of Imported
Worsted, French Flannel, Cassimere, Cheviot
and Black and Blue Serges, that proudly bore 522, S-'o and
SiS tags— and excellent values at the old price, too.
$0 £ A—lt'<A — It'< really a shameful price to ask for those Sls
O«3U and Si.. 50 Sne English Cas.^iineres. Worsteds.
Cheviots and Wool Crash. Bat they must go.
Our price butcherer hns milled every department in our
store. The Men's Furnishing Department is a regular hos
pital of slaughtered prices, and the Shoe Department also.
O. li. Berry & Co.
Men's and Boys" Outfitters.
as to party methods; differ however m teh
as to non-essentials issues: espouse as
we do with eagerness and asperltj
personal fortunes of different candidates
for the public pi - es. : •-• when the drum
beat calls to arms ami the party tines
up in defense of enduring Democratic
principles every loyal soldiers face to Che
front on the firing line until the contest
is ended and the victory is won.
"I said a while ago that this year of
grace marks an epoch in the. civil ar.rl
political concerns Of Virginia. 1 nr.ny
add now that this convention intend? to
nominate as its candlcf.tfe for Governor
a man endowed by nature; Gtved by •---
perience. furnishetl by r»i»hievetnent ' i
cope with the great pi ibiems oC a s;>.''
Commonwealth at n crUical period ol its
h s-torv; And on the titk'eft with him t
i? c- :ti to i-:! two other men nh^.
character, courage and capacity entitle
Hum tc such distingulaheti i?so'clati>
With :> ticket like 1 1 I on I plat! m
breathing ti:- si irit of grnulm Den ■
declaration— lt shall niak-- n certain
triumph await ■:.< in Xorember.
DAY OF SA I .VitTf OX.
"Then shall come the eiay of our sal
vation, 'IT,- n may w- stand abreasl
ih>- free Commonwealth i f th< ' |I >n
challenging the proudest .•■' the best to
a race fi-i- industrial supremacy;, intel
lectual achievement ;;::.! i!i-- hisrhe'sl ■ -
complishments ■ f stat
"With a Constitution, the resujt of
which was the product of internecine
strife, the breeder of wasting extrava
gance, the essential element In -,\ system
■ ■t' technical fraud and necegsit itcd dis
order, and imd< r a Constitution cnade l>j
Virginians iti .1 spirit of devotion i • the
truest principles of popular government,
we h !:r ; i 1 witness the day of our d-iiv-r
•••■"••■ and reverently acknowledge it to
God.
••I sat there in ray delegation n while
ago listening to that eminent D"m>>'-r:ir
that venerated Virginia; that grand old
man "f th.- county "i' Bedford, as he
detailed the pledges mail- . l.y the Demo
cratic party to the people of Virginia
concerning constitutional reform. I agreed
had made an end of ii it occurred to me
r } • : « t it is quite as important in this • ri^i^
of the party and the State for us to
understand what the whit-- people •'■'.
Virginia have not pledged ;is well as to
know that which they have promised.
Xo COMPACT WITH STEGRO VOTE.
•'Ami I stand here the avowed a!;t.,"r <>(
the resolution on constftetlbnaF 'revision
passed in this "na'l in this city on tli
second day of Ma}-, 1901.* t<> chaHensa
the declaration whensoever it may com-:-.
th.it the Democratic r« tr 'y ' n those r' oS'i
tutions, after !:;i\ir:u- [naugura^d the flsht
for :r.) abridir-.'d su'f'asre. ''-i.l • i- ever :;.
tended t.> maw ar.y compact with <>r
•:•■■!-,''■ to the ;■".•' " negro Rep'ibllcnns <~>f
Virginia that their sanction should first
!..• obtained to .1 Demoqr"aitc scheme t'i
franciilse revision.
"The Democratic patty In :i!l its exists
• ■tr*-.. was never that i<lk>ti.- . I do not
desire that 'lii* ci nvfritioh in :t?: t? decla
rations shall ray i ■.:>' word calculated to
hamper the work of t'n;it body of'bralny
find experienced Virginians a^scmbU'tf ;it
Richmond.
MJjST F.H I'liKK TO A<" - T.
"The Constitutional Convention should
bs left free. Whatever if shall do I. for
one, believe will be -1 >r.e for the best in
terestS of the I'ommonwe.ilth. ar;'l :i
united Democratic prjrty ?hquUi endorse
it. but at all ha^a'--}.- (n commenting ■■:■.
passing events it is to m" thinkine de
cidedly pertinent to clarify the atmos
phere and dissipate misconceptions or
pledges, whether made ignoraritly or with
intent.
""I thank the convfectlon Tor its cour
tesy in patiently h-auins" me and now
announce the body r>-ady for the'trans
actior. of business."
At the- close of Mr. Glass 1 fp- ech a re
cess was taker, until S P. M.
INTERESTING .NIGHT SESSION.
Vir. A'ojtague Nominated by Acdcnn'.ion
Amid Great [Enthusiasm.
(Stafi Co:T>:.-ponde. r ;i--\*
NORFOLK, VA.. Xugust ».— (Xight ses
sion)—lt was half past 8 o'clo.-k when the
convention was called t>> order. In re
sponse to calls from all ;>art.« ot the h;i!l
for "PoKard: Pollard :" the pppuljir City
Attorney <i .Richmond responded- He
s£>o!ie brUfly ami was heard with ciose
.•tter>.:;3n.
:.Ir. Pollard paid a high tribute to the
administration of Virginia's Democratic
Governors, Said he:
Thai our part:-" pledges have been
kf • ■*.. I appeal to the . record. Ths
public debt has been settled on terms
to the creditors and honor
able to the State. Ur.d-Jr the terms of
settlement about one-third ct the prii'.
:'.p.\l tras released, and the rate of ln
urcst on the residue was reduced one
iiaif; making: the present annual interest
•.cccunt of the State a llttio over $500,000.
.vkich la now promptly paid, against^ an.
.innual interest account in ISSS ot 51.526.-
UOO. The gross annual receipts of ths
State Government from all sources la
IS3 were $2,G52,1C3.:2. while in 1900 they
'•■■■'• I from : • '.v he ■■• ts I taxation,
ville has been establEs I ■ • . i
tioti of :■ teacher for" I
1..,:— •• and tnforta btitklinca arid
school, a-.! t!v ! - nov . — ipri •■■ -
Colic ge at Btsieksburg. an«! I I tttu
tlon is Mow in ■ : - -
IMS „.:•,! „ ;:■■ : . ,-; ( tb ! *. ■;-«■- ••:
hospita -. for th - itnii • ■: ■■■ .
nient. institution at St
' ;!:■■' ' : ■ . • mi -1
suilitiU tit nuintm ■■ ' - ' ■ :• •
in^ vessels Wliei th< : ■ •
yield :■ ■ • pto the Stal ■ -
emp!oj ' • ■ ■ t support to
Iri I • ■ "' ■
w- re ■'.''■ 0 si !. ' ;
with :■••■■ ■ ■ ■ .' ' ■''"
].!■,••- j. with, an
the fr<
ti-..- sum - ■ : ■ ■ nrltn an .. pen u
tur- for school I»<ir] . .. ,
erry wa? "-' ' . . . .
the vaiiw >: ' ■ . ,
SWEEI^W REFi RMS KOT SEEDED.
nr >' .: ' /' ' . jfeshej' '^ m ■ \ tlmea
that h : - ' _ * ■...,...._ . sm „.-.
' : . '"' ' '.'., ' '••- mpt Rleli at •-"'
' : ■ „ r>r ■" i■■ and > '■•; pie the adtnlnls
: . err-tulats you on the attsi s
cjn m*tanc s uptler which you are is
sembli •: After y< xra <■■ patl< nt « ■■' ■-
CommonWealtti. hy- Iheir chtwen r< pr - ■ ■
tatlves. are afpxia in a '■■■■• i
r-nT.V'I t-- f ; tru- ;■ Craatti I i
oM reifc of th" ds.ilc d.iys -r reconstcuo
tlotv— tto l*.n«« rnr.fi! Constltuttoc -
be relesate*] t<- the rase. This Witeous
sktl'-.toi!. bat h^'.* hi>'<!£r. in the - ".^" .^
hj-i n-niain'-l tro Icrig tn. th" h> :> '•
our fathers. The work of Cnderwooa.
Kuitntctstt nnt\ H( €gct.~ th« result ot coa
linoi cf the carpf-t-ba.^Ksr, the swlawiJ
and the negro— Is to be substituted by t.".s
h;iT.-:'.w..rk oC !»ach rotn ar Dar.'.el. Goer.o
a:;-1 AnderS'TO— trve sr.i tried ssr.s of Vlr
slnlß. Tho dtir.-m of r.eyra au^rass -»
to bs cant rut. Virs ; ai*. cloths<J and la
h«r rlij'it ir.ir.t!, i» to ajain adrr > .lnls:er b«r
o>vr c«ratr^ tn her own way, by he' swn
people. No lor.ifer will fear of doro'.r.a
tton by an atlcr. rKC« p-ve excuse for prac
tices which neither law nor conscience ap
prove.
The political atmosphere i» to U» ciar-
Ified; political metboda axo to b« cleisae*

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