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VOL. IX.-NO. 7!l.
special Notices.
Houses und lots in all parts of tho
slty for salo. List your property with
*s. Wo have for salo a houso and lot
on Churoh street, desirably located, for
Rooms 3 and 4, Exchange Building.
Weoau Boll lots in tho heart of
' tho town at ^*."? to 40 por cent,
lower than any other lots near
tbom can bo bought for.
Buchanan, Va.
Oflleo corner Washington and Water
Tho regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the National Exchange
Bank, of Roanoke, Va., for the election
of olllocrs will bo held in the office of
said bank January 13th, 1891, at 11
Stockholders not present in person
will please be represented by proxy.
December 12th, lS'.iO. dec20-lt
Is ready to enter into negotiations with
parties wishing to establish
1 AT
' Address
Ooneral M&nagor Roanoke Doyclop
? Dient Company, Roanoke, Va. deo5-lm
The Soldiers and Indians Skir?
Olli- ITanilrml Shots Kxchungcil Mitri Own
ttolillor Wountlo.l ?ml Another Shot
Through tlui lint Sitting Hull's Fol?
lowers Inditing (.In- Indian* In Hos?
Dknvku, Col., Dec. 18.?[Special]?A
'Special from Cheyenne River says: "A
courier is just in, and states that a party
of llfty men aro hosoiged tifly miles
from hero on Spring Crook.
"Indians have made attempt; to fire
the premises, Tho courier who brings
the news had to mako a dash, the In?
dians liring both pistols right and left.
One bullet penetrated his overcoat."
General Carr" h is sent Major Tapper
and 100 men to the rescue.
A special from tho camp of the Sixth
I cavalry on Cheyenne river, via Rapid
j City, says: '-.Major perry's command
r?joined early this morning, and Scout
? Jus CraVHn reported that near Smith
Valley a large number o' Indians were
in Small Creek in the brakes. A uutu
I her of shots were exchanged and While ;
tho Government wagons were crossing
Spring n ek thoy und the escort wore
attacked by about forty Indians and
over one hundred shots were exchanged. '
One soldier was wounded and another !
?Shot through the bat. A troop of Cap
lain Mills' cavalry came to their rescue
and tho Indians seeing this ran away.
Yesterday General Carr sent a troop of j
?ca.valry up int*? the Bad Lands to watch
any movement ol tho hostiles. They '
reported about seventy teepees being
seen in the Indian stronghold and
totally Inaeessiblo.
The only known outlet of escape for
tho Indians is the trail which goes up I
Cottonwood from Rapid Creek to j
Wounded Knee, crossing Cottonwood
before it crosses Pad Water to near
tiie high lands oecupiod by tho hostiles. ;
This passage will he closed to-morrow
Iby a largo body of troops o! the Sixth ,
Cihcaoo, Dec. J8.-? [Special)?rAdju- j
itant-General Cerhan has received the ,
following dispatch fnom General Miles
Ore Rapid City:
?'My information was reliable and
Iositive of Slttfng Hufs emissaries and !
^ j.nners going to different tribes and in
1 .ting them to hostility.
??Order for bis arrest, vas not even too
noon, as ho was about leaving w ith loo 1
fighting men. 1 have directed troops to
destroy or capture the few that escaped
jbtfter his death from Standing Ruck.
'General Brooko has more than 1,000
lodges, er 5,00!) Indians, under his con- i
/ trol at "inn Ridge, but there aro still
250 lodges, or over 1,000 fighting Indi?
ans, in Bad Lands that are defiant and
hostile' yet.
/oo'pooplo know tho value of THE
MKS as an advertising medium. The
,'Vcunnts havo filled its pnges with no
E \p of Chrtjstmas bargains.
LtUp i.ako WasUlngtoh IliiriVCil.
\\<f Okxkann, Dec. |S.?[Special]?
Jmboat Lake Washington, plying be
loon Monroe and points on Rayon de Ar
Jmno,was burned this morning with 500 j
xaies of cotton. The cargo was valued !
it $25,00; insurance, not known. The
['"boat, was valued at $10,000; insurance.
I $7,500. No lives were lost.
An Inecndlary Tire.
^F.TF.usntir.o, Dec. 18.? f.Spej
Maygood? storo at La Cros/
\rg CO.ubty, was destroyf
\ Tb ). loiS is $5,000,^7
v \>rigln v u^
Roanoke Recovering From Its
Baptism of Snow.
Workmen KugitK*''! ut the Demolished
Building*?98,500 ?ainugei at Whul
Iiik'h, ?<!,000:il Fielding'* Commission
House?Seen vh and Incidents Auonl
the City?Great Uemnnd Tor "The
Tho people of Uoanako appreciate
good newspaper work, and there was I
great demand for Tin; Times, as the I
the people wanted the news about the j
great snow storm.
A large number of extra papers were i
printed ami the edition wa . exhausted j
early in the day, and the demand was j
not supplied.
There wore three times more copies of '
? the paper sold than any Other paper in '
the city- All the nowsstands and news !
boys took more than double their usual
orders and came b?ck for more.
"Nice day?overhead," said -i Times
reporter to a rather gruIf but witty ac?
quaintance yesterday morning.
??Well, yes,'* be replied, "but the
trouble is that so few of us are going in
that direction!"
And it was uncomfortable out for those
compelled to walk abroad.
The few remaining clouds were early |
dispelled by the rising sun, and at 10
o'clock the sun shone with all the
warmth of spring. It was a pictur?
esque sceno to all but the severely prac?
tical. The peak-bound valley in which
was sheltered the city glistened in its
covering of white; house-tops were |
crowned with mantels of fleece, the busy j
streets, resounding with re-awakened
industry, were not yet soiled by traflio, I
and the enclosing mountains were
wrapped about with snow, from out of
which reared their growth of trees to
set the picture off.
Itut yesterday ttoanoko was the reverse
of sentimental. At every hand gangs
t>r laborers were at work cleaning otr
the sidewalks, making crossings at tho
, intersection of streets, cleaning out gut?
ters, and tlio obstructive nuisance was
gradually forced to the center of the
j streets, there to impede travel until the*
sun shall have performed its mission)*)!
returning it to water of which i*; is
formed, to 11 lid an exit- through the
sowers or by sinking into the earth to
' create a greater abomination in the
' resit Haut mud.
Hilt Itoanoko is glad the storm is over.
'. and views the muddy prospect ahead
: with comparative complacency. The
danger to life and property from in-cav?
ing bouse and sheds bus passed, and
Salvage corps were busy on all sides
bracing up threatened structures, re
| moving valuable contents and obstruct
' ing debris, and gelling things general ly
into shape for repairs and rebuilding.
I Icyond tlio calamity at the Machine
! Shops and the Water Works, the prinol
; pal damage was none in what is termed
; by the police the "stable district,"being
' from Nelson to Commerce streets and
from Campbell avenue to Fifth avenue.
Workmen are engaged In straightening
things >ip at, Whaling's livery stabil-,
and by evening they had succeeded in
getting at the carriages sheltered under
'? the. long shed facing deilerson street.
' The outlook at this writing is most dis?
couraging, iis from appearances every
vehicle is nearly if not quite ruined, and
the tew which escnpod demolition are
i badly injured. No list of ownership or
; losses could be gotten last night, but it
is believed the loss will amount to at
, least $8,500.
1 A crowd of laborers was engaged about
and on the ruins of Fielding's commis?
sion house.and they were engaged nearly
all day, wrecking the building in order
to get at its valuable contents. I'.ushels
of w heat were taken from "pockets" as
the roat was torn away, and other arti?
cles were removed in quantity as the
day wandd away, but everything was
m ire or less damaged. Every effort will
be made to reach the lime ahead of
water, but at a late hour this bad not
been affootod. Until the lime is safely
removed or lire ensues the damage can
only be approximated. The figure is
now placed in the neighborhood of
$0,000, subject to revision by events.
(iu Kirk street, near Jefferson, Noel
Co., dealers in agricultural imple?
ments, suffer a loss of about SlOu on
damaged machinery. Other firms are
losers by this .collapse, including the
Itoanoko Construction and Improvement
Company, whoso loss is nominal, and
Hull, Angell iv Co., who stand to lose
all the way from $300 to St.000, accord?
ing as they safely remove the material
s tored in the lower floors. This material
?io uprises limvi, content und plaster, and
it. is so thoroughly covered that any
estimate would be in vain.
in fact, Jefferson street, from Fifth
avenue to the railroad, was one continu?
ous lino oT laborers ?Clearing up debris
and hacking away ruins of stables,
shl ds and awnings.
riik OlTY ("lka.xino re. '
The streets and gut ters in the business
center were thronged with laborers
under the direction of City Ktl giheer
Dunlap. These were engaged in clean?
ing out gutters to admit of free passage
of water to the sewers, .clearing pas?
sage way over the street crossing. aj*.l
removing the snow from KMowalkjrin
front of public buildings und vacant
lots. /
Mr. Dunlap said to a Time?'reporter
an answer tu n query: "*A, i;it.v
does not remove -now fro ? Ki front of
vacant lottf at its own exp . wo clear
lip the walks as the ?|''^Mjr<*'l':'"'< to
? tlu>ond and then^ffarge the abut
acant property its pro rata share,
?ing alo/^r at a rapid rate.
pi* <? xtra hands engaged
md pay thorn 25 cents an
'anted 50 cents and hour,
ot see it in that light, 1 am
suffering poor, but not at
if the city.
utmost diligonco in preparing for
tho expected thaw, and hopo to
have the snow so disposed of soon as to
reduce tho inconvenience to a mini?
Sergeant Jones: "Tho police have
been notified to look after drains and
gutters, dangerous accumulations of
snow on roofs, and we will exerciso tho
utmost diligence in this respect.
Market Master A. J. Davis was inter?
viewed as to the visible supply of pro?
visions, as well as the prospects for the
Immediate future:
??Well," said Mr. Davis, "as far as the
supply of meats is concerned, no appre?
hension nccd^bo exercised. The butch?
ers havo the usual quantity in their
stalls for the time of year, and their
slaughter houses are comfortable tilled
with dressed meats. Their pen-, also,
are well filh d with cattle, and although
all droves on the way to town atO
stalled by tho storm they can stand an
ordinary sie ge.
"In eggs, butter and poultry, bow
over, there is by no means the supply
which should he on hand at this season
of the year. Krom nearly all points we
ajro receiving little if anything in this
line, and we shall probably have to look I
to getting shipments by rail to supply
the demand until the roads are in con- j
dition for travel. The surrounding val?
ley, however, is famous for the quantity
and quality of these staples, and we will i
never want these goods shipped hero in
quantity for years to to come.
"But I am concerned about the veget?
able supply, not only for the present
and the immediate future, but for the
j remainder of the winter and the early
! spring.
"To-day, for instance there were but
six wagons paid curbago tax (amount- ;
ing to92.10), and this was the mainstay
of the market for vegetables. This, j
of course was due to the had condition
of the country roads, but it is a fact ]
that the surrounding country has been
drained of its hoarded garden truck.
The cabbage and potato supply is almost
exhausted, and Roanoke will have to
look abroad for its supply almost imme?
"Im not prepared to say whether or
not then- will be any great increase in
! acreage for next year of garden Aruck.
"Prices for what little vog#.ables
there was in the market this Turning
1 ruled about as ihup1 ; btrt *,tfeit??Bales
wore very hri^'.c m^mia they lasted."
^?''AlM'KAIiANCH OK the streets.
Y liefere the morning was at its full the
' streets were echoing the merry jingle
of sleigh bells, and many the sleighs
: and various the styles speeding along
the thoroughfares toward the country
roads. When two vehicles ivvt in the
' narrow beaten roadway, the one to turn
I out bad to bo skillfully handled in order
! to avert an upset, as the wagon track
! www Hanked on either side by a hillock
j of snow of varying height, and every
1 one was in tin best of humor and most
! accommodating merriment prevailed,
! and the seldom olVcrcd sport was en
1 joyed to its utmost.
By far the most, striking turnout was
j a home-made affair, constructed of run
| nors hewn out of saplings, to which
I were allixcd upright posts, the latter in
turn being surmounted by a dry goods
I box. This improvised sleigh was put to
; the very useful purpose of delivering
\ orders for a prominent grocer, and was
'? at. one,' n unique advertisement and a
! labor-saving piece of ingenuity,
j The other extreme was reached by
. Dr. Muomaw with his tandem team lie?
fere an elegant cutter. The laurel,
j w hen it can be dug out of tho snow,will
be awarded the dl clor.
Between those two ran the gamut of
? style. Ordinarily tho sleigh would be
j but comfortably filled, but now and
! again would dash by a team dragging a
j two-seated cutter bidding three,
i gem rally with a gentleman in the
, center. Ranked by his two best girls.
J How he managed to satisfy the one to
! his right was tho mystery, unless he
j hold the reins in his mouth,
j a relieving feature was the reappear
I ance of the divine sex upon the streets,
' from which she had been missed (no
! pun) for thirty-six hours. Rosy-checked
and red-lipped she joyously picked her
way along the encumbered streets,
breathing in the life and health-giving
ozone she had missed the day before.
It was remarked by an observant
member of TllE TIMES staff that be had
seen but one lady on tho streets on
Wednesday, anil he had looked par?
ticularly for them all day. His iden?
tify, however, will be concealed, as he
is married.
Frederick Brooks, the photographer,
was early on the streets with his Kodak,
and took many views of the streets and .
the various wrecked buildings.
It was reported that a disease akin !
to the grip was prevalent among Un?
horses of the city, and the unfortunate I
condition of affairs at the livery stables
tended to aggravate the complaint by
exposing the animals to the inclement
weather and then having to stable them
with the infected ones.
The Magic City Transfer Company
could not supply tho demands made
upon it, a condition of affairs attributed
about equally between the weather and
tho fact that this Vonipany is a liberal
advertising patron of The Times.
While a reporter for this paper was
going out Roanoke street be was
attacked by a merry crowd of children
in front of Greene Memorial Church,
who assailed him with snowball-.
Yielding to superior number^hc turned j
up his overcoat collar and sobght Bafoty
in flight.
Seo our Christmas Cbimea advertise?
ment on tho third page. It'4 a thing of]
boauty. /
Idaho's Senator?. \
BoiskCitv. Idaho. Dee. is.-\speeial |
? In joint session to-day in thoV.egisla
ture. Governor George L. ShoupoAW. J.
Me.Conni ll and Fred T. Dub-- A were
eJeotedJUnited States Senators, accord?
ing to ?n> agv.ement last night. Shoaipo
and MJconnoH with short terms, end?
ing Milrch 4, 1801, and March 4, 1802.
Duhoig gets the full term, six years
from 4arc.li next. J
Cm.^exchanges for sale at ''\IK TlMRS
?c~ ViO cents per 100. ? ^ t
1 V >
The Gas and Water Company
Will Have a Pump at Work.
Ilia 11 it I Iii InAlmost 11 Total Wreck?,
The Iteeciillj-Ituilt Wlup Suffers
Blost?The New I'limp Batlly Dnm
:e;.d ? The Knglneer's Story of Ills
Narrow Kscniub
It is expected that under the most
favorable conditions, both in doing tho
nerct.-cary repairs on Uio pumping
engine and finding no breaks heretofore
undiscovered, water will ho again
turned on from one pump by a. in. i
As tho second pump i-* totally
wrecked it is certain that it will require
many days to repair tho same. The
Water Company asks that water bo
used economically, as only one-half the
capacity of the works can bo used, and
all parties using boilers should be care?
ful to have them as co d as possible to
avoid too sudden contraction. Also
those having pipes disconnected should
have the same connected or plugged.
Strenuous exertions are being made
by the company to have the injured ma?
chinery repaired and replaced, and the
machine shops at the Americrn Bridge
Works will be in operation all night en?
gaged in repairing the machinery for the
The pump that it is expected to hnvo
running this evening is the old one
which was the least injured by the col?
lapse of tho building.
"The loss,*' Mr, Itnwn said, - will he
; STi,000 orSO.OOO.
'?The loss on the building is about
82,500 or S'bOutl and the machinery is
about tin- same.
"It is very hard to estimate the loss
j as yet, on account of the machinery
: being covered by debris from the roof
and walls. It may be that it will mount
? up to $10,000."
The lower part of the city is being
supplied with water by the gravity sys
Ti-u. The pipes run from the spring
m at-Mio water works down through Pot
l.h|uofvvi;w. and onto the Itoanoko Ma?
chine Works, where two Wort hing ton
engines pump the wafer into tho tanks
, in Woodland Park. Rv ibis system only
? forty pounds ??' Je can bo gotten
. and water can jpplied to pine >s
above the levePo. I avenue south?
west. '
t-.:::""!-"!'!' Hdusi: \vni";iMjC.
. The reporter visited the water works.
Although a large fot'co of hands bad
been at work for some time in clearing
? away tho debris, the pump house, never?
theless, retained very much the appear?
ance of a total wreck.
j Tho entire south wall is down, with
the upper portions of the east and west
I walls.
Workmen bad succeeded by yester?
day afternoon in clearing away tho
' brick and all of the roof that had fallen
j in, and it was piled up in an immense
: heap on the bank m-.\t the collapsed
[ wall.
The water works building is divided
? into two portions by a north and south
I partition through the building, hi tlio
j east room are the two largo Caskill
j pumps, manufactured by the Holly
i .Manufacturing Company of l.ockport.
i New York. In the west room are the
; three immense boilers made by the
? same company. I
I The pump and heiler nearest the
i south wall were put in a year ago, when
I the building was enlarged by the south- |
CHI addition. It is this latter portion I
of the works which is a complete wreck, j
the old building put up some four years '
ago is still standing, though the plaster
ing is down and the roof leaking. In'
this building is the old pump, which the '
comnany proposes to H.\ up by this j
morning. It received the least damage, |
its steam pipe uonnectiona being dam?
aged more than the pump itself. These
are being repaired.
The machinery badly damaged is the
new pump and boiler, which were in the
southern part of tho building. These
pieces n reived the entire weight of the
Tho angle connections of the pumps,
which connect the right and left high
pressure cylinders togct'ior, are all
broken, as likewise the water guages on
the air chambers. The air pump to the
air chambers is broken, too, and one
p lining valve.
Men wer?! at work while the reporter
was on the grounds cleaning debris
from the condensing engine pit.
It will be some two or three weeks
before the new pump is at work again. I
The feed pump to tie- boiler and the i
water connections are not injured. The '
boilers are also uninjured except to:- the
injury to the steam pipes, which Happily '
can be repaired in Itoanoko. These are
very badly damaged.
i-m iwkino KOIl RKPA1U9.
Ij, C. fields, of Lockport, N. Y., ono
of tho attaches of the Holly Manufac?
turing Company, of that place, was in
the city yesterday morning making
drafts of the broken machinery which
necessarily must he supplied from tho
North. The machinery Is the angular
connection joining the two high pressure
cylinders. Mr. fields superintended
the putting up. of the new pump last
spring, and at present be is attending to
the putting in of a water works system
at Rad ford.
The accident to the water works build?
ing occurred at about 7:30 o'clock W ed?
nesday morning.
The men where all in the building
at the time. There was no warning of
the impending Catastrophe at the time,
fireman W. II. Robinson was in tho
boiler room with live colored cmnlovcs
of the company. As
tor ing began U 1 i 1
,VU Sp. out tV j . )
oscapcd without any injury savo the
knock in the head from the plaster,
hut it was a hair-hroadth escape.
Engineer 8. II. Stortufoltz did not
fare quite so well. He had just started
tho new pump to work and stepped to
the telephone and talked to central u
few moments about the storm, when tho
building, which had received an ad?
ditional jar from the starting of tho
pump, collapsed.
The steam f.'om the broken steam
pipes calue surging into tho room from
the boiler-room and almost smothered
Mr. Stormfeltz, who ran to a window in
the northeast corner of the room and
essayed to raise it. Poing short of
Stature, and '.ho window down light, he
failed, to get it lip.
ltcing by this time almost suffcoated-,
he knocked a bole in a pane of glass
with his hand ami stuck bis head out "to
get air. Then after two more attempts
he got. the window open and threw hiui
self out.
The old building being tie' more sub?
stantial stood its ground, and the roof
directly over his head not falling, saved
the engineer's life. AH tho southern
part of the room came down.
Tho walls of the southern and latest]
built part of the room were '.> inches in I
[ thickness. The upper portions did not
Bccm to be as substantial as might be. j
j the mortarboins apparently of an info
rior quality. Tho two pumps at work :
[ greatly jarred tho building, and tin- ,
! fact that the crash came shortly after |
I the second pump was put in action is !
! almost Incontrovertablo evidence that I
tho jar, together with the weight of |
snow on the roof, caused the calamity. 1
i Tho reporter climbed tho hill to the j
rcscvoir, which is entirely empty. The
water supply for the hills gave out at
I 1:30 o'clock Wednesday, and by 0 o'clock
the resovolr was empty.
The bottom of the resevoir is as clean
as a whistle, there being only a few
leaves here and there on the bottom.
Thoro Is no need to buy n Baltimore, I
Preladclohla or Now York puper to riud
: the news. By subscribing for THE TIMES
I you can have it served to you every
I morning tit your breakfast table twelve
bourB in advance of tho Northern pnpors.
Wind Happened When the Old 21 <?:> Wore
The traditional "Oldest Inhabitant"
i was in his glory yesterday. In the
lobbies of tllO hotels lie lit Id forth to
i bodies of amazed listeners, who heark
j em d with < agor interest to tales of the
w inter of "l.S, w hen Ilig Li-sk was burled
I out of ? igh' by a snow Btorm which
, dwarfed tho ono then engaging the time
i and attention ef the people outside oven
as tho Magic City of lo6U eclipses the
j village of lS-w.
I This particular tiOldpsf Inhabitant"
] had ninny rivals and as they contested
for honors they added Inch upon inch
I tothc snow fall of some particular period
I until it assumed an aspect alarming
even in retrospect.
.Many of him (strictly grammatical In
this Bense) delighted to dwell upon the
I healthful and prosperous aftermath of
i any year that beheld a "white" Christ- j
! mas or a particularly heavy snow storm, '
i Then he would lugubriously shake
his head and tell of the fatal summer |
of 1800 throughout the country, recall?
ing names of persons who had died
(many of them were Sairy Uumps, ho
doubt) within his knowledge, until one
sympathetic youngest inhabitant was
led to sorrowfully remark: "Yes. that
is true; people have died this year who j
never died before."
The tremendous stories that are re?
lated to tie- people in times like this
make one fearful that when the present
rising generation has its locks silvered
by the snows of time, each recurring
Christmas the young ones of those days
will bo regaled with the vivid accounts1
of how. in the winter of 181K), snow fell
upon the then thriving "village" of slv
feet or more, and arrayed about that
story will be many frills of fancy which
will he rudely dispelled wboil the back
files of Tin: ItOAXOKK Tut KS are ex- I
hiimcd and the full account in tho
issues of this week are n ad to verify
the statenio'nts.
Tin-: smi i ii shop WKKCK.
The Uebri* Heine; Itemovcd?The l.oi*
?limit sao.ouu.
The debris and wnckagoof tho black?
smith shop of the Uoanoko Machine
Works was being removed all day yes?
terday by a large force of bands.
Superintendent Haupt told a Times
representative last night tha\it would
lake three or four days lo ele\ir away
all the wreckage. \
When this is done the robuilfokur
the structure will he imtncdiaj
The loss to the company froojL
molition of tin1 blacksmith shcC^...
? ...... m ,i , YA ?. V
530,000, Mr. Haupt saiiSL n?
covering the loss to the IniijS^.
?r>,000 to the machinery. w
The most important triaqjjw
jtired is iho steam htttnDjeJv*
chinery for heading l?olt$ aii^J* *;
ing. V
The greatest loss, Mr, 11/
was in tho shafting which
roof i ntlrely dem.dished.
The injured men are ull
ger now. except Tiplady
is Improving and high b
entertained of bis re
The President
postmasters : >
gee. and l'redei
Alabama. Thj
the following
tors- Dunca'
6; fJatlin, 1);
Cy; Phillip C
was the in
did much
agents fi
an asalc .
^?tremso your ("Hirst-'
: n*1* goods InTHB TIMES;
: ifJrou want pure Viaaers. :
Resolutions Against the Force
Bill Tabled.
Various lU-colntlon* Introduced and Ite-?
fcrrcd, Aiuouk Titeln One Calling for
.',00,000 Laboring IVopl. In the KoutU
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J ?Tho Interstate Immigration Con von- ^tt
; tion met this morning, I . -.blent M. T. \
I bryant in tho chair.
W. II. Malone, of Asbevillo, offered
I tho following preambleo" 1 resolutions:
Wborcns it is tho si n- of tbis con?
vention that txl". sectional animosities
between tho North and the South sboubl I
cease; that agitation of sectional ques?
tions tends ;o retard the general pre
perity of the whole country ; thorofon ,
i Resolved. That wo deprecate as un wise .
and impolitic the present agitation in
Congress of what Is known as tho
national election law, or foroo bill, and
do hereby protest against tho onactmoiit.
i of this hill into a law.
On motion of K. Polk Johnson, Of
Kentucky, tho resolution was laid on
the table. I
The following resolution frolu North
Carolina was introduced : I
Wo deploro the proposed If '|Lslntion
which retards the prospectivov?dition
ol the Southern States. Ucforrr**U> tho
committee on resolutions,
j The following resolutions' were intro?
duced by R. H. Doom's of Durham.
! North Carolina, and referred to tb<# .
I commute:
I Resolved, That the war between ?ec
; Hons is ended and tho all bittor remom
| brances thereof are forgotten;
Resolved, That on the map of tho
world and in the Southern heart; tho
United States is one nation, bound to?
gether by every tie of commercial tnte.r
esvand of brotherly love;
IWsolved, That we, citizens of south?
ern tart of tins, the grandest nation
the wirld over saw. extended to out'
brother* in tho North und West tl o
right \\ir\d of fellowship and invitu
! them to vnno and make their homes
i among us, and aid us in tho develop?
ing the fielest country iu natural re?
sources, and niost favored in olimato.
and location o". any section.
Resolved, ThXi.we boro issuo oa.ll for
.'.ou.OiKl sturdy teas to toil aud ,100',00n
manufacturers of iS'orib aud West to
make their home aid to Join in tho de?
velopment of this laud of ours.
Resolved, That wo rv0pg?hb*,0 no poltt
ioul.Kiist, no political \Y?>st, no political
North, and lib politic*) South?that
under a common banner Vul in a ooui
moh country we pledge voursolvOS to
every honest effort to upbaihl tbis ?u
lion of which the South is tbV most fav?
ored by nature and nnturos _
Tho following exeoutlve eJlninlttoo
i was chosen: Alabama?J. C. Knl\h, An
ulston; Arkansas?.lohn J.
j Hot Springs; Klorida?Win. l)avii\sou
i Jacksonville; Georgia?"VY. 1j, tilossr
j Americus; Kentucky?Popo .Johns.'
i franklin; Louisiana?T, Pool, Now Oi
j leans; Massachusetts -Captain H-vmuoP
1 llrown; Maryland-?Henry 15. Alverd,
; Maryland Agricultural College; North
Carolina? 1'. M. Wilson, Winston; South
i Carolina?L. C Dunau. Spartansburg:
j Texas?s. J. T. Johnson. Oorsioana;
i Tennessee?Major 11. M. Aikon, Knox
| villo; Virginia is. W. Ii. Hab-, Rooky,
Mount; West Virginia?C. I'*" Moore,
lluutursvtllo. There is a purpose in
every movement of tho -convention to
discard everything of a political nature,
>and to devote the time of tho oonven
4in to business matters nxclimlvoly.
^vik sicnaim: and iiuu.-)k.

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