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ESTABLISHED 1877. JOSEPHUS DANIELS. . Editor. RALEIGH, N. 0., JUNE 1, 1888. POLITICAL CONVENTIONS IN 1888. NATIONAL.. The Democratic National Convention meets in St. Louis. Mo.. Jnne 5th. The Republican National Convention meets in Chicago, I1L, June 19th. CONGRESSIONAL. fit h District The Democratic, will meet in Wilmington, June 27th. THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET. The Chronicle only has space enough to-dav to congratulate the Democratic party of North Carolina upon the excel lent ticket nominated by the State Con vention. Neit week we shall speak more fully of the records and peculiar fitness of the nominees. Thev are all well known Democrats strong before the people and well qualified for the offices for which they were nominated and to which they will be elected in November next. OUR NEW CHAIRMAN. The Democratic State Executive Com mittee held a meeting Thursday night and elected Mr. Spier Whitaker, of Raleigh, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Th former Chairman. Mr. Richard H. Battle, had previously resigned. Mr. B. C. Beckwith tendered his resig nation as Secretary, to take effect upon the selection of his successor. Mr. "Whitaker will make a worthy suc cessor to Mr. Battle, who retires with the gratitude, confidence, and regard of the party throughout the State. He has made a faithful Chairman and most unselfishly served his party. Mr. Whitaker is peculiarly well fitted for the responsible position to which he has been elected. Careful, accurate, a lover of details; wise in planning and effi cient in execution; courageous, discreet, and bold; and having a knowledge of men and affairs, Mr. Whitaker will make an excellent Chairman, and effect a thorough organization throughout the State. VICTORY IN FOUTH DISTRICT. The Congressional Convention of the Fourth District acted mest wisely Tues day in nominating Capt. B. H. Bunn, of Nash, as the gentleman who will repre sent this district in the next Congress. He is worthy to be leader of the victorious Democracy, and he is aggressive and able enoush to wm victory in any contest in which he engages with the Republicans. The Chronicle congratulates the De mocracy of the district and State upon the nomination of Mr. Bunn. He would be a good candidate at any time, but he peculiarly well qualified to show up the vulnerable career of John Nichols, and hold up his career of trickery and dishonesty to the voters of the district. He knows the kind of fellow John Nichols is and he will meet him (if Nichols dares to go on the stump) and give him such a castigation as will make him wish he had never heard of Mr. Bunn. As this writer knows from having heard him, there is no man in the State who is better qualified to strip the mask of hypocrisy from Nichols, or any other man who is both a demagogue and a rascal. Mr. Bunn is an adept in the use of invective, and woe be to the un fortunate Radical against whom be directs that most powerful weapon. The nomination or Mr. Bunn means victory. He will be elected in the district by not less than 2,000 majority. He has been in politics since he was of age, and he has never led an unsuccessful attack. He knows no such word of defeat. He will go into the contest with the prestige of victory, with an invulnerable record, with an ability that will give him an easy victory in debate over his opponent, and representing a party of honesty and intel ligence, and backed by the true white men of the Fourth District, he will be the next member of Congress from the Fourth District. Won't be Bound. Special Telegram to State Chronicle. Washington, D. C, May 31, 1888. Last night the North Carolina members served notice on the Democratic caucus that they would not bind themselves to abide by the caucus action in regard to the Mills bill. They said they would vote for any amendment which would amelior ate any phase of the Internal Revenue system, no matter which party offered it, Hon. W. C. Scott made a speech and ef forts were made to change this decision, but they refused to make any concessions until they should hear from the State Convention now in session in Raleigh. Granville. PERSONAL AND SOCIAL. We are pleased to learn that Dr. Shep herd, President of South Carolina College, at Charleston, will bring his family to oar town for his summer vacation. Pittsboro Home. Mr. David Daniels, of Nash county, walked seventeen miles to take the train to reach Raleigh to vote for Stedman for Governor. He manifested his devotion to the Democracy in this unexampled way. By some oversight last week we omitted to state that Bishop Key had appointed Rev. Frank L. Reid, Presiding Elder of the Raleigh District (Methodist church). This appointment gives general satisfac tion throughout the district and especially in Raleigh where Mr. Reid has many warm friends and admirers. Mr. N. H. D. Wilson, Jr., who for sev eral months has been at Vandeibilt Uni versity studying for the ministry, has ac cepted a position on the editorial staff of the Raleigh Christian Advocate. He is a young man of education and ability, and is a valuable acquisition to the Advocate. The Chronicle congratulates the readers of that paper. The newly elected Bishops of the North ern Methodist church are Revs. Dr. J. H. Vincent, G. N. Fitzgerald, Isaac W. Joyce, . P. Newman, and D. A. Gotdsell. Dr. Newman is the most eloquent and most distinguished of those elected. He is now Eastor of Metropolitan Methodist church l Washington. This writer regards him as the ablest and brainiest Methodist he ver heard. Dr. Newman was Grant's haplain and friend. i STATE CONVENTION. THE LARGEST CONVENTION EVER HELD IN THE STATE. Every County Represented and a Splen did Ticket Placed in tne r leia ictory Assured for November. The largest crowd of Democrats ever gathered in Raleigh at a State Conven tion assembled at Stronach's Warehouse, Wednesday, May 30th, in the Dem ocratic State Convention. They came from all sections of the State and repre sented all callings. They were the indus trious, working, substantial white citizens of North Carolina. They represented the muscle, the intellect, the character, the wealth of the State. They came to Kal eigh, sent by the tens of thousands of Democratic voters in the ninety-six coun ties in North Carolina, to nominate a ticket and formulate the principles of the Demo cratic party upon which the party will win victory in November. They were a good looking and determined set of Demo crats and they were brought together to patriotically serve the party and they served it wisely and well. The Convention Called to Order. Promptly at eight minutes after 13 o'clock, Mr. Richard H. Battle, Chairman of the Democratic State Executive Com mittee, called the convention to order, and read the call for the convention. He said that all the whole State of North Carolina was not expected to be here, and that therefore the hall was somewhat crowded He reviewed the work of the convention of 1884 and spoke of the victory that had come to the Democracy at that time. He referred to the partial defeat of two years ago and predicted a great victory mao- vember. Applause. Mr. Battle called to the chair as tempo rary chairman. Mr. J. Turner Morehead, a successful farmer and manufacturer of North Carolina. He paid Mr. Morehead a high compliment. He believed that a SDirit of concession ought to characterize the convention. s Uoon takinsr the chair Mr. Morehead made an appropriate and patriotic speech, which was loudly appiauoea. Mr. Morehead'8 Speech. He said: For the distinguished honor which you, Mr. Chainr-ac, and my fellow delegates, do me, I thank you. To be chosen the chief executive officer of the preliminary deliberations of a convention of delegates representing the Democracy of so great a commonwealth, as is North Carolina, is indeed an honor which any man should be proud of and which I trust I duly ap preciate. The efficient Chairman or our State Executive committee oeing movea by a broad and liberal view of the future of politics, seeing that economical ques tions must enter largely into politics, has chosen me as representing the mechanical and manufacturing interests and tee labor identified therewith. In the name of these special interests I thank this conven tion for this recognition, and pledge tms convention that these interests will count themselves no further special but count all secondary to the success of the Democrat ic party. I hope that you will not charge me with abusing the brief authority with which I am clothed, if I commend the same action to tnose noiaing airrerent views and representing divers interest in this convention, granting to others patri otism. wisdom and good faith. Let this breed a spirit of conciliation, concession and compromise. Let us not, like the man in a darkened room who sees the sun-light through a key hole, denounce all others as being in darkness who sees not with his eye. Let us remember that we belittle the building stone we bear when we make self or section the temple. The Republican Convention which has just preeeeded us has gone back to the days of 68 and a ror material to unroll again over North Carolina the pall and blight of Radical ascendency. In the pres ence of this great shadow, Democratic differences are as mole hills to mountains. Basking in the warmth of prosperous De mocracy we too soon forget. Even now the world is half forgetful of the snow. And happy May does not know Of dreary Winter's way With wind and sleet across the hills of gray. Mr. Battle appointed Messrs. J. P. Cald well, R. M. Furman, E. F. Lamb and H. C. Wall as temporary secretaries. Upon call of the roil every county in the State was found to be represented. We do not believe any State Convention since the war has had every county repre sented in the convention until now. Committee on Permanent Organization. The following committee on Permanent Organization was appointed: 1st District S. B. Spruill, Jr. 2nd District D. Y. Cooper. 3rd District C. C. Lyon. 4th District J. A. Turrentine. 5th District W. W. King. 6th District R. E. Little. 7th District T. B. Eldridge. 8th District E. B. Jones. 9th District R. D. Gilmer. Committee on Credentials. The following committee on Credentials was appointed: 1st District Geo. H. Brown, Jr. 2nd District R. B. Peebles. 3rd District H. E. King. 4th District John At water. 5th District R, W. Winston. 6th District J. F. Payne. 7th District Glenn Williams. 8th District John Tail. 9th District M. H. Justice. The Governor Speakn. During the absence of the committees, Governor Scales addressed the convention. He was greeted with cheers and applause. He expressed his delight, as a citizen and a Democrat, to see all North Carolina here to-day. This convention will nominate the man who will be the next Governor of North Carolina. He bad not seen the day when he doubted that victory awaited North Carolina in the coming campaign. He favored a continuance of the declara tions of the principles of the Democratic party which has heretofore brought us to victory. Applause. He said: Let every thing subserve to this great question: White men mnst rule. That is a question that rises high above all others. Applause. He referred to the fact that the white men control every State in the Union. The white men intend to hold the reins of government of North Carolina and the South. Applause. Permanent Organization. The committee on Permanent Organiza tion reported as follows: Permanent President W. R. Cox. Vice-Presidents : 1st District E. F. Aydlett. 2nd District F. A. Woodard. 3rd District A. B. Wills. 4th District J. I). Allen. 5th District J. T. Morehead. 6th District J. T. LeGrand. 7th District W. H. Williams. 8th District W. C. Newland. 9th District E. T. Davidson. Permanent Secretaries R. M. Furman; Assistants, W. G. Burkhead, and the Dem ocratic press. Messrs. F. B. McDowell and C. A. Moore were appointed to conduct the permanent chairman to the chair. Capt. R. B. Peebles reported that every county is well, fully, and handsomely represented, and that there was no contest. Committee on Platform. The following committee on platform was appointed: 1st District A L Blow. 2nd District W H Kitchen. 8rd District O B Aycock. 4th District O E Parrish. 5th District O B Watson. 8th District W J Yates. 7th District J P CaldwelL 8th District B C Cobb. 9th District George A Shnford. Fowle in Nomination. At 1.12 Mr. W. A. B. Branch, of Beau fort, took the stage and placed in nomina tion Hon. Daniel G. Fowle, a native of Beaufort, for Governor. As he said this, great applause and loud cheers followed. He claimed that Judge fowle was pre eminent in ability and in unswerving de votion to the Democratic party. He spoke of the war record of Judge Fowle and gave him highest praise as a soldier, ana alluded in complimentary terms to his brilliant and honorable career as a Supe rior Court Judge. .Nominate him and on the going down of Tuesday's eventful sun he will be elect ed Governor of .North Carolina. Ap plause. Stedman in Nomination. Next, II. A. Gudger, Esq., of Buncombe, took the platform amid great hurrahs and applause. He spoke with great power and vigor of the contact upon which wo are about to engage and predicted t fur w hich he gave good reasons) great success in November. His arraignment of i Re publican party was most masterly. We are here to name the next uovernor of our State. Into whose hands shall our banner be committed? Pre eminently high in the estimation of the people of North Carolina is Charles Manly Stedman distinguished civilian, progressive statesman and noble soldier. Here he was interrupted by applause ana could not finish his speech for some min utes for the applause which followed. He gave the record of Maj. stedman m the war and praised him in warmest terms. He had been wounded and had fought with such bravery as had not been any where excelled. He had been often pro moted. Said that Lee said of Maj. Sted man: "He is one among the bravest officers in the whole Virginia army." Mai . Stedman was thoroughly in sym pathy with the repeal of the internal revenue, and had gone to Washington to secure the repeal of these laws. Applause. In the darkest gloom that hung over us, nobody ever questioned where Charles Manly Stedman stood. With Stedman, the West would roll up a grand majority and he would be elected by 25,000 ma jority. Applause. Alexander in Nomination. Next to take the platform was that no ble old Roman, Walter L. Steele, of Rich mond. In his inimitable way, he placed in nomination Capt. S. B. Alexander, of Mecklenburg. He would forget the past he would with a stont heart look to the future and not rely upon war record. He represented those who believed that we ought to have a Governor who would make a Chief Executive of all the people, and be the especial representative of the farming interests. His candidate was of a race of men who, for the purpose of establishing civil and religious liberty, came into North Caroli na and were the first in the Revolutionary war to demand liberty. His name is the synonym of patriotic devotion everywhere in America. Applause. I come to ask his nomination not on that account, or be cause he was a great soldier, but because he is a pure and incorruptible citizen of North Carolina. Applause. When you have made your nomination his friends will stand by and elect him. I present Sydenham B. Alexander, of the county of Mecklenburg. Here great shouts followed, during which Paul Means forgot his spectacles and C, McDonald took off his coat in order to give an old fashioned Rebel yell. "If nominated, Alexander will be elect ed Governor of North Carolina," sail Col. Steele. "I defy all contradiction when I say that Sid. Alexander stands by the present Constitution as it now is and is the special champion of no special law. He then made a strong argument for a low tariff. Any busiuess man, said Col Steele, that requires the taxation of one portion of North Carolina tor the purpose of sustaining it ought to die. Col. Steele is a manufacturer himself and this thrust was a "home" one. He said that the talk of wanting protection to help the working men was stuff. Manufacturers wanted it to put money in their own pockets. Speeches For Candidates. Capt. Octavius Coke then ascended the platform. He said he was a devotee to the Democracy without asking or expect ing reward. He would always advocate those men and policies which would uphold the Democracy of North Carolina. He had come to-day to fulfil a pleasant duty to second the nomination of a gentle man whose nomination is a necessity if we are to win in North Carolina. Ap plausel. "l second the nomination or a patriot reared a Whig a true Democrat to-day and since the organization of the Democratic party." He challenged cnti cism of Judge Fowle's political and war record. He gave the details of Judge Fowle's military career and gave him warm words of praise as an orator and campaigner. He dwelt upon Judge Fowle's devotion to the constitution. "Who fills the bill?" Capt. Coke asked- A voice replied "Fowle," and great applause followed. Ex Senator W. M. Bond, of Chowan, said the East stretched its hand to the people of the West, and pledged support to whomsoever should be nominated. He spoke patriotically of the coming contest and in appreciation of the several candi dates. He seconded eloquently the nomination of Charles M. Stedman, of New Hanover, and paid a beautiful tribute to the career of Stedman. He would not revive the past; but he could not consent that the past be forgotten that Stedman went in at Bethel-and remained until the close of the war, the bravest of the brave. Sted man's friends will not consent that the past be forgotten. Mr. R. W. Winston, of Granville, in quired what was the remedy to restore North Carolina Democracy to greatest victory. The receipt is: nominate Syden ham B, Alexander. Great applause . He will bring out all the votes, lie ought to be nominated because he was a gallant soldier and is an accomplished civilian. I also nominate him because of his illustri ous deeds. We do not ask him because he is a farmer but we ask that he be not re jected on that account. F.N. Strud wick, Esq., of Orange, se conded the nomination of Daniel G. Fowle. He would not criticize the other candi dates all the candidates are men who possess the elements of success and the qualities that go to make a good officer. Judge Fowle's record of thirty years of service goes to make up the glorious history of North Carolina. Fowle can rally the greatest strength of any of the candidates. The Balloting. The roll call began for Governor at 3 o'clock. It proceeded without interrup tion until the county of Craven was called. Chairman Meadows cast the vote of that county solidly for Stedman. Col. Jno. N. Whitford protested against this and said that three of the delegates were for Fowle, and he wanted to 6o cast them. Then came discussion. Spier Whitaker, Esq., took the floor and stated that he appeared for the minority and wanted the three Fowle men to vote as they desired. The chairman ruled that the" minority have representation. It was afterwards refer red to the Committee on Credentials, and Craven's vote was divided. On the first ballot the vote stood: Fowle 374.64; Stedman 331.78; Alexander 245.55; Gilmer 8; Bennett 1. The second battle resulted as follows Fowle 403; Stedman 326; Alexander 230. This showed a gain of twenty-eight and a fraction for Fowle. When this was an nounced there was great hurrahs from the Fowle men. On the third ballot the vote stood: Fowle 415; Stedman 317; Alexander 228. This was a gain of 12 votes for Fowle, and a loss for both of the other leading candi dates. This made the Fowle men even more enthusiastic than they had been. On the fourth ballot the vote stood: Fowle 417; Stedman 315; Alexander 231. On the fifth ballot the vote stood: Fowle 418; Stedman 325; Alexander 253. This was a gain of ten votes for Stedman and his friends cheered vociferously. On the sixth ballot the vote stood: Fowle 393; Stedman 309; Alexander 258. This was a gain of 33 for Alexander, and his supporters, thus encouraged, cheered and made the hall ring with their cheers and hurrahs for Alexander. On the seventh ballot the vote stood: Fowle 380; Stedman 322; Alexander 258. The loss to both Fowle and Stedman kept up the hope of the Alexander men and carried it to a higher notch than it had been up to this hour. On the eighth ballot,which was taken at 8 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, the vote stood: Fowle 399; Stedman 313; Alexan der 258. This was a gain for Fowle, and the spirit of his friends correspondingly arose. At this juncture a motion to take a re cess until 9 o'clock prevailed, and the tired delegates hastened to their hotels and boarding houses to refresh the inner man. WEDNESDAY NIGHT SESSION. At 9.30 o'clock the convention was again called to order. Great interest was felt in the first ballot after adjournment, for it had been whispered that great changes would be made. These predictions were not realized, as the first ballot, (the ninth) as follows, showed: Fowle 39; Stedman 331; Alexander 230. This showed a loss of one for Fowle, and a gain of 18 for Stedman. This made the Stedman men enthusiastic and they made the hall ring with their shouts. On the tenth ballot the vote stood: Fowle 370; Stedman 330; Alexander 259. Alexander made considerable gains on this ballot and Fowle lost 28. This made the Alexander men pull off their coats and hurrah and go even more earnestly to work for their candidate. The Fowle men were disappointed, but determined to make good their gains on the next ballot. On the eleventh ballot the vote stood: Fowle 423; Stedman 313; Alexander 230. Edgecombe gave eleven votes for Richard II. Battle, of Wake. This was followed by applause. This was the largest vote cowle had received up to this time, and he lacked only 53 votes of securing the nomination. His supporters and the great crowd of assembled spectators raised such a shout as had not before been heard dur ing the convention. Hats were thrown in the air, and shouts which came from men assured, as tlrey thought, of victory, rent the air. The rowle men were hopeful and confident then of his early nomination. On the twelfth ballot the vote stood: Fowle 414; Stedman 216; Alexander 327. This was a loss of seven for Fowle, and the Stedman and Alexander men then felt sure that Fowle's star was waning. Ou the thirteenth ballot the vote stood: Fowle 404; Stedman 312; Alexander 212. Durham cast eleven votes, amid applause, for W. W. Fuller, of Durham. Two votes were cast for Hon. Risden T. Bennett, and there were hurrahs for Bennett. This was another loss of ten votes for Fowle, and made his friends fearful of the result. It was now half past twelve o'clock, and it was difficult, at times, to secure suffic ient order to proceed with the balloting. But, although motion after motion was made to adjourn, the convention resolved not to adjourn. All the friends of the candidates thought an adjournment might injure them, and they feared it. On the fourteenth ballot the vote stood: Fowle 389; Stedman 351; Alexander 204. The county of Halifax cast 13 votes for Hon. W. H. Kitcheu. This was still a further loss to Fowle, and a gaiu of thirty nine for Stedman. This dispirited the Fowle men and made the Stedman men more enthusiastic than they had hereto fore been. It was now growing very late. Now and then a dark horse had been voted for but the temper of the convention up to this time had evidently been against dark horses. But the convention seemed getti ug no nearer a result than when the first bal lot was taken. There was no little moving about and talking among the delegates. There was a certainty of a Gilmer contin gent in the convention which was ready to vote for him whenever his name was before the convention. At this juncture, W. B. Glenn, Esq., of Forsyth, arose and put in nomination for Governor, Hon. John A. Gilmer, of Guilford. This was greeted with some applause, but the spirit of the convention bore down any and all serious attempts to put in a dark horse. The vote on this the fifteenth ballot stood: Fowle 35S; Stedman 294; Alexander 203; Gilmer 105. This was a great loss but it proved temporary to both Jrowle and Stemnan The following was the Gilmer vote: Ashe 8; Bladen 7; Davidson 13; Forsyth 7; Guil ford 17; Iredell 9; Randolph 14; Stokes 1; adkin 3; lancey 5; Wayue 19; Jones 1 The sixteenth ballot, the last taken at night, stood: Fowle 393; Stedman 298; Alexander 231; Gilmer 29. Harnett cast its eight votes for Hon. Walter Clark This was greeted with applause. It was now 1.45 A. M., and the conven uon, convinced tnat it couia effect no nomination by longer session, agreed to an adjournment. Many of the delegates had wanted to secure an adjournment up wards of an hour. It was a great relief to the worn-out delegates, except those who were afraid an opportunity to work outside might injure the chances of their tavorite. After adjournment of the con vention, however, the friends of the can didates held meetings to. determine their action on the morrow. THURSDAY MORNING'S SESSION, At 10.15 the convention was called to order. The enthusiasm had partly died out and the con vention was not as ready to cheer as on the night before. A few of the delegates had gone home, but most of them wer here and they looked as if they were prepared to stick if it took all sum mer and it looked as if it would be early fall before a nomination was effected. There were vaguo reports that there would be such changes as to make a nomination early in the balloting. But these reports and intimations were too vague for any importance to be attached to them. Before t lie vote was announced Hon. T. G. Skinner took the platform. He said that the present indications were that the National Convention would probably meet and nominate a President before a Gover nor Is named here; he, therefore, moved that the convention immediately eject delegates and alternates to the National Convention. But the delegates would not hear him, and determined to continue the balloting for Governor. The vote stood on the first ballot the seventeenth Fowle 401; Stedman 326; Alexander 233; Gilmer received no votes. This was a gain of 8 for Fowle and a gain of 28 for Stedman. The Stedman men cheered as loudly as they could do, seeing it was but the fourth hour of the day. On the eighteenth ballot the vote stood: Fowle 388; Stedman 344; Alexander 228, This was a further gain of 18 for Sted man making a gain for Stedman over the last vote Wednesday night of 48. The Stedman men again applauded and hope grew apace in their breasts. "Hope springs eternal in the human breast." On the nineteenth ballot the vote stood: Fowle 399; Stedman 339; Alexander 221. This was 60 small a change as not to create a ripple. On the twentieth ballot the vote stood: Fowle 373; Stedman 336; Alexander 251. This was a loss to Fowle of 26, and a gain for Alexander of 80. Alexander men were then enthusiastic and hopeful. On the twentyfirst ballot the vote stood : Fowle 437; Stedman 317; Alexander 205. This was the largest vote Fowle had re ceived during the convention, and his supporters were greatly encouraged. The friends of the other candidates did not look happy at this result, pnd the Fowle men cheered and hurraheu j not before during the morning session. There was a great feeling at this stage of the pro ceedings that Fowle would be nominated, and the interest was greater that before during the morning. The vote on the twenty-second ballot stood: Fowle 449; Stedman 830; Alexan der 180. This was a gain for Fowle of 12 votes; a gain for Stedman of 13; and a loss of 25 for Alexander. Great hurrah ing followed this vote from the Fowle men. Alexander Withdrawn. Mr. F. B. McDowell, of Mecklenburg, ascended the platform, and announced that he had received a telegram from Capt. S. B. Alexander, and desired that the Mecklenburg delegation be allowed to withdraw for five minutes. This was granted, and as it was surmised that it meant the withdrawal of Alexander, it produced such a scene as had not before been witnessed in the convention. The convention awaited the return of the Alex ander delegates, and there was much talk and moving among the delegates. Every body felt that one more ballot would settle the nomination, and that the next Gover nor of North Carolina would be named. Greet cheering followed the return of the Mecklenburg delegation. Mr. Mc Dowell took the stand and stated that as chairman of the Mecklenburg delegation be desired to withdraw the name of Capt. S. B. Alexander. Fowle Nominated. As the vote proceeded there was sup pressed excitement throughout the great hall. Every man who could get a tally sheet was keeping the vote. Before the result was announced it was known that Fowle was nominated, and there was con fusion until the result was stated. On the last ballot the twenty third the vote stood: i p i o t 'P ! a i c 23d Ballot. .52 . : .H . j a s ; s .2 I a Alamance, 1629 J 11 11 ! Alexander, j 943: 6 6 j Alleghany, j 595 j 4 4 j Anson, 1896; 13 11 Ashe, 1219 8 8 i Beaufort, .2015; 13 13 I Bertie, 11614' 11 4.4 1 6.6 Bladen, l426; 10 7 j 3 Brunswick, j- 921 ; 6 i 6 Buncombe, '2685 IV i 18 Burke, ,1278 9' 6 i 3 Cabarrus, 1903 13i 5 57 7.43 Caldwell, ,1251 8' 8 ; Camden, , 699 5 5 j Carteret, ! 1171 1 8: 8 ! Caswell, 1550 10 4.5 j 5.5 Catawba, 2303 15 13 2 Chatham, ;2481; 17 8 9 Cherokee, 505 3 3 Chowan, i 704 5 5 Clay, 352 2 3 Cleveland, 2030 14 1 13 Columbus, 1867; 12 12 Craven, 1338 9 4 5 Cumberland, 2479 17 i 17 Currituck, 978 7; 7 Dare, 244 2 2 Davidson, 1954 13 13 Davie, 1067 7 7 Duplin, 2239 15, 2 75 12.25 Durham, 1576 11 8 8 Edgecombe, 1695 11 ! 2 9 Forsyth, 21 Jl 14;14 Franklin, 2130 14 14 Gaton, ,1385 9, 9 Gates, 1183 8 5 3 Graham, 208 2 2 Granville, 2199 15 8 7 Greene, 1046 7-4 3 Guilford, -2491: 17 8 9 Halifax, 2264, 15 9 6 Harnett, 1254 8 4 4 Haywood, 1184 8 4 4 Henderson, ' 782 5 5 Hertford, ,1129, 8 8 Hvde, i 867. 6 6 i Iredell, 2679 18 18 i Jackson, -, 713 5 4 . 1 Johnston, 2801 19 14.75 4.25 Jones, : 746 5 3 j 2 Lenoir, 1620, 11 .55 10.45 Lincoln. 1162 & ag: 5.73 McDowell, ; 951, 6 4 2 Macon, I 703 5 5 Madison, 1087; 7 7 Martin, 1576 11 11 Mecklenburg, 3727 25 5 ;20 Mitchell, 635 1 4 14 Montgomery, i 901; 6 4 12 Moore, '1797; 12 2 110 Nash, 1837 12 11 J New Hanovpr, 4751 12 Northampton, il733; 13 5.5 6.5 Onslow, j 1284 j 9 1.8 7.2 Orange, 11670; 11 10 1 Pamlico, j 748' 5 5 J Pasquotank, 898 6 1 j 5 Pender, 11215 8 8 Perquimans, i 777! 5 5 Person, 11490; 10 10 Pitt, !3436 16 16 Polk, j 446 i 3 3 Randolph, 2044j 14 11 3 Richmond, i 1958 13 13 Robeson, 2361 17 17 Rockingham, j2443 16 4 12 Rowan, -2636 18 18 Rutherford, 1517 10 Q Sampson, i8325i 17 7 It Stanly, 1100; 7 7 Stokes, !l334 9 8 1 Surry, 1371 9 9 Swain, j 494 3 3 Transylvania, 459! 3 3 Tyrrell, I 488' 3 $ Union, il838; 13 12 Vance, i 1 155 i 8 4 4 Wake, 1 4772 i 32 32 Warreu, 1146; 8 4 4 l Washington, ; 648, 4 4 Watauga, j 7591 5 5 Wayne, 27961 19 10 9 Wilkes, 1301 i 9 9 Wilson, 2135 14 4 10 Yadkin, 950 6 6 Yancey, 740 5 5 Total. 961 523.1 435.9 Daniel G. Fowle, Chas. M. Stedinan, S. B. Alexander, 533.1 435. 9 o Total, 961.00 Necessary to a choice, 48,1. Before the vote was announced M. E. Carter, Esq., of Buncombe, ascended the platform and as a friend of Maj. Stedman moved that the nomination be made unan imous by a rising vote. This was made amid hurrahs and gieat applause. Every delegate was in his chair and 3,000 voices cheered in exultant strains. On motion, a committee of Messrs. R. S. Huske, F. B. McDowell and Geo. H. Brown were appointed to notify Judge Fowle of his nomination. On motion, a committee of Messrs. R. B. Peebles, J. S. Carr, and J. P. Sawyer, were appointed to wait on Maj. Stedman and request him to address the convention. Maj. Stedman Speakit. ' Shortly after the nominatiou had been made, the committee returned accom panied by Maj. Stedman. His entrance was the signal for loud and long applause and cheers. The delegates arose in their seats and gave him a grand ovation, evi dencing the high esteem in which they held this true and honorable man. The cheers did not cease until after he ascend ed the platform. He did not attempt an extended speech, but made a short speech which for good taste, patriotic expression of devotion to party, and grace, we have heard surpassed nowhere by any man. There were eyes in the assembly full of tears when he finished and the shouts went up from 2,500 throats. Like the brave and noble man he is he had made the fight ; and like a brave man he met the result bravely. He is made of the right kind of material. There is no flinching in Chas. M. Stedman. If his friends loved him before the convention, their love and admiration is increased ten fold to-day. He won the admiration, not only of his supporters, but of every man in the con vention as well. He made a strong and a gallant fight he would have made an ad mirable Governor. He will yet be called to serve his people in high position for he is worthy of any honor and of any promotion. When he had finished, he was loudly applauded. During the applause, Judge Fowle entered the hall and it started out afresh. Hurrahs and shouts and cheers rent the air, and every eye was strained to catch a view of the great Democratic leader. As he came on the platform Maj. Stedman met him and extended his hand and offered his congratulation. Such cheers of approval as followed, had not be fore been heard. Then, when quiet was restored, Maj. Stedman advanced to the front of the stage and in a graceful man ner introduced Judge Daniel G. Fowle as the next Governor of North Carolina. The applause which greeted Judge Fowle was such as must have been most gratify ing to that disiinguished North Carolin ian. When quiet was restored he spoke, in substance, as follows : Judge Fowle's Speech. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Convention : I appear before you for the purpose of accepting the nomination you have so gracefully tendered me. It is to me grati fying, because I had for my competitors the magnetic, chivalrous leader of the great Cape Fear section and the scholarly representative from the Home of the Dec laration of Independence. 'Tis said that during the time of King Arthur that his knights were accustomed to be seated at around table, so the prece dence should be with none. Considering the circumstances of this contest, it would be agreeable to me if our ticket could be tri-parte, each clothed with the same dig nity and power, then I am sure it would be your pleasure that the ticket were Sted man, Alexander, Fowle. I do not propose to make you a political speech to-day, but only to suggest a few reasons why we should sustain the grand, Constitutional, Democratic Party. But during the campaign, if within my power, I will be glad to visit you on your own thresholds, and there discourse to the peo ple in regard to the principles of the Dem ocratic party. Why should North Carolina be proud of the Democrat ic Party ? Look around you ! Twelve judicial districts, in each a Dem ocratic judge, of whom any nation or age may be proud. The Supreme Court, with the three Judges sitting in yonder Supreme Court Building ! It is a part of Roman history that in the temple dedicate I to Vesta, the fairest, purest Roman maidens were selected to guard her sacred fires. Were I called upon to select, not in North Carolina alone, but in the entire Southland, three purer, upright, learned, faithful guardians of constitutional liber ty, my hand would rest lovingly upon the shoulders of W. N. H. Smith, A. S. Merri mon and Joseph J. Davis. In regard to the Executive Department, how proud every Democrat ought to feel in contemplating what we have done. Before the war, North Carolina was proud of her Governors. Each and all of them seemed to leave an impress upon the State. Dudley and Manly, Graham and Ellis and my old friend Gov. Bragg, who, speaking of the impress from the impression made upon the people by one of his greatest predecessors, told me that when he was a candidate for Governor (and by the way his opponent was A. Dockery) in a certain distant part of the State, (I shall not say whether in our maguificent mountains in the West or on the fertile plains of the East) he ou his travel came across a farmer sit ting on a rail fence, drumming with his heels on the third rail. The Governor, wishing to save a vote wherever he could for the cause of Democracy, stopped his horse and blandly informed his listener that he was the Democratic candidate for Governor in North Carolina and would be greatly gratified in receiving his vote in the coming election. Then the fence man with truth beaming in his eye, replied, " Has Morehead "gin" it up" ? Laughter. But as great as were these Governors before the war and as proud as we are ot their fame, can we not say that the great Democratic heart of North Carolina swells with pride when we turn.aud contemplate the three Democratic Governors since the ware: . R. Vance, Thos. J. Jarvis and Alfred M. Scales? Applause. What shall I say of the Treasury de partment? Worth and Bain, noble, honest pair. Why, I am informed that in a large section of North Carolina the only guaran tee that is required for honesty and fideli ty is to know that the man is named Worth. Applause. And the name of Donald Bain imparts honesty, sincerity and faithfulness. Under their magnificent management and under the control of tha great Democratic party, our bonds, which had fallen into actual disrepute in the Northern markets, have become higher and higher upon the excly.'.nje, untif to day, our 4 per cents iuiooi rank with the ante-bellum 6 per cents, whilst our taxes from being so oppressive under Republican rule are now reduced until we are one of the most lightly taxed people for State pur poses in the world . Again, the cordiality that exists between the races has been the result of Democrat ic administration. There is kindness of feeling, cordiality,and even amity between the white and the black races in North Carolina. It has resulted from the justice and the liberality of the Democracy to. wards the colored people. It has resulted from the care which we have taken to pro vide them with proper charitable and edu cational institutions. This is to me en tirely gratifying and I hope that the feel ing will become kinder and kinder and the State will continue to be under tha charge of the Deraocracy.for I am a white man and believe iu a white man's govern ment. Applause. Thero is one portion of the Democratic party that has been the very backbone of our existence and our success. I refer to the farmers of North Carolina; and I remember that in every contest of the pist, hat as littlo as is the MJoniiou that is made of them by name, but here and there, there is an outcrop ipg in history of their efforts in behalf of good government j and whilst we look back with pride to the efforts of the Barons we must yet remember that the yeomanry of England, assisted at Runnymede in ob taining the great Magna Charta from the hands of a weak and tyranical king. I am not afraid of any associations of the white farmers of Norih Carolina, for where they are banded together you will find that tha cause of civil liberty and Democracy has its strongest defenders Why, gentlemen of the convention, I have this day been nearly beaten by the distinguished gentleman from New Han over who was one of my opponents, but let me tell him and tell you that had the farmers of North Carolina had but 90 days more to have continued this contest, both of us would have been swept from the contest, as if with a broom. Applause. What have they done for the particular development of the State? When J think of it my eye turn? to the lowest portion of my own native biufort county and the adjoining county of Hyde. When I re member their fields bearing upon their bosom 125 bushels of corn to the acre, more than the product of any other por tion of the globe, pave and except the famous yield of the Wood fins in old Bun combe of over 137 bushels to the aore, and then in cotton, producing an average which entitles them to be ranked amongst the great, cotton 8tates of the world, and old Jonnston tnrougu iue cuorta oi j.. . . . . . i .1 re a r n T. Oliver, producing, year after year uponHe said he was a profound lawyer and a 12 acres of ground, the yield ot 24 bales of cotton. And then turn to Catawba's hills and valleys and we find within a few miles of Hickory 57 bushels of oats to the acre, raised by North Carolina farmers, the greatest product I believe that has ever been raised to the acre. And here we are near the borders of the belt of the tobacco country, mention of which may be found throughout the land. Recently in traveling through Canada its announce ments were there. and I am told, that upon the tops of the Pyrenees upon its rocks and boulders and further still in the midst of the sandy desert upon the side of the Pyramids may be seen tbe letters "Golden Belt," and I think that it came from Dur ham. Laughter. And what shall we say of the National administration. It has produced a feel ing of rest and quiet and friendship in all the land. It has almost destroyed the monster sectional hatred. It bas pro claimed that the Union is once more re stored and that the men of the North and the men of the South are onec more broth ers. It has resulted in placing Southern Democrats again in office and this Union is once more blessed with the magnificent statesmenship and executive ability which has its home in this Southern land. We find in the National cabinet a Southern Secretary of State and an Attorney Gene ral. We find in the Supreme Court a Southern Judge. We find in another hemisphere as a Minister Plenipotentiary at whose name ,the heart of every North Carolinian should beat with pride, for under a Democratic administration Thos. J. Jarvis is our representative iu Brazil. But there are somethings yet that we want done. We desire to see the In ternal Revenue system abolished. We are not opposed to the taxes upon whiskey, (I do not care for myself as I do not une whiskey, though my face is so red) laugh ter and on tobacco, but because it is an excise tax and in conflict with the principles of Republican government and only intend ed to be exercised as a necessity in time of war. We wish the Internal Revenue act blotted out from the statutes of the United States. Another thing we wish to see amend ed. We see that the papers at the North advise that no Southern man should be placed upon the ticket for Presideut or Vice-President of those United States. Let me tell you, my countrymen, that we Southern men are the peers in intellect, in statesmanship and in patriotism of the most favored of our Northern brethren. (Great cheers.) Let me tell you that the brighest portion of the history of the United States government was achieved under the leadership of Southern men. Let me tell you that in the long list of Presidents that there is no Northern man that can compaie with the four Southern Presidents, Geo. Washington, Thos. Jefferson, Jamts Mad ison and our own Andrew Jackson, save and except the present and next Presi dent of this United states, Grover Cleve land, the representative Democrat of America. Great cheers. But I have told you that I did not in tend to speak to you upon political mat ters. I, therefore, announce to you my willingness to undertake the sacied trust which you have committed to my guardi anship. In the coming campaign the en emy will be under the leadership of one of its most distinguished men, but I trust that we may be able to furnish a Demo cratic rowland for every thrust made by "My Son Oliver." My mind turns to an Eastern legend which says that upon the eve of battle the Commander of the Faithful found it necessary to place in charge or tne Aionammauen Army a pri vate soldier who for 20 years had borne testimony in the ranks of his zeal for his cause. And when the command was so bestowed, it is said that for a moment pausing, he turned his gaze towards Mecca the holy city of the Faithful, and then drawing his sword, placed himself at the h'-ad of his army and gained a glorious victory. Imbued with the spirit of that soldier, I turn my gaze to the green slopes of Mon tecello, home and burial place of my lead er, Thos. Jefferson, and inspired by his teaohing unfold that banner upon which is emblazoned "Equal justice to all. Dis crimination or favor to none" and I promise with the assistance of Him who prescribes the lots of men and nations that in Novem ber next I will retarnto you that standard emblazoned with another glorious victory in behalf of Democracy and Constitutional Government. Great cheers. Alexander Nominated for Lieutenant (orernor. Capt. Thos. W. Mason, of Northamp ton, regarded, as the greatest honor of his life, the privilege of sitting In this great convention of true Democrats. To-day the banner of Democracy has been placed in the hands of the noblest North Carolin ian who will carry it to victory. He sec onded the nomination of that true man, Capt. S. B. Alexander for Lieutenant Gov ernor. He paid a high tribute to Alexan der and Stedman, and said that there has never been in North Carolina two nobler men. F. N. Strud wick, Esq., thought that but one step more was necessary to make suc cess certain, and that is to add the name of S. B. Alexander for Lieutenant Gover nor to the ticket. Senator Kope Elias also seconded the nomination of Capt. Alexander. Capt. Alexander was nominated by ac clamation and then the convention took a recess until 4 o'clock. THURSDAY AFTERNOON. The convention met in afternoon session at 4 o'clock. It was moved and carried that a committee be appointed to inform Capt. S- B. Alexander of his nomination s Lieutenant Governor. On motion of J. C. Buxton, it was deci ded to limit all speeches to five minutes. Mr. C. B. Aycock moved that the con vention next go into the nomination of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. He said that this office was one of great importance, and should be gone into before the delegates were worn out. Carried. Judge Davis Nominated, Mr. W. L. Steele, in very complimenta ry and just words of commendation, nomi nated Hon. Jos. J. Davis. Upon motion of H. R. Scott, the nomi nation was made by acclamation. This was an evideqefl of the esteem in which Judge Davis 1 held in the Democratic party. There lives no better man than Jos. J. Davis. Nominating Speeches. Mr. R. B. Glenn placed in nomination Hon. James C. McRae, of Cumberland. The speaker had served as Solicitor under McRae, and he eat no slur upon other gentlemen when he said that in point of fell that makes up a perfect mau, no man was superior to James C Moliae. Mr. W. H. Gluuu placed in nomination Judge J. F. Graves, and praised him in warm terms, and spoke of his great abili ty. He said that Judge Graves was known in the East as " Uncle Remus." Mr. B. H. Bunn placed - in nomination Hon. James E. Shepherd, and spoke of his career and his ascent to his high position by his own ability and his own labor A few years ago Judga Shepherd was a tele graph operator, and he had made himself a great Judge. c Mr-H.- D.ay 8aid tne of the Second Dtetrict were damned by geogra phy and ooality, and that his section had had no place on the State ticket since Lee' surrender. He nominated Thos. N Hill Esq., and spoke him fair as a man and as a lawyer. He deserves it for his ability and the Second District deserves it "if Bill is nominated," said Mr. Day "the Tnl??lin WP give Fowle a jnr. j . yj. CDimn n mul W.D.Pruden.F . vuiiiUQ an eminent deee the BfSSS to 1 1 t n .1 i j man.e uuagraii juum uu n great lawver hard worker. F. N. Strudwick, Esq., placed in nomi nation Hon. John Manning, Professor of Law at the University. He had known Mr. Manning since boyhood. He is the peer of any man in North Carolina. He is a profound lawyer, a cultivated scholar, a Christian gentleman and will honor the bench. Major L. C. Latham placed in nornm tion Hon. A. C. Avery. His nomination would add strength to the ticket. Major Latham told the joke of Artemus Ward, who said that if he was to preach the funeral of a dead mule he would stand at his head. This was the first joke of the day. Judge Avery is from a section re mote from my locality, but in the East we know him and want to vote for him. One Judge ought to be from the West, and Judge Avery is the man. L. L. Smith made an excellent speech in seconding the nomination of that profound and well equipped lawyer and Christian gentleman, V. D. Pruden, of Chowan. Capt. Cuas. M. Cooke arose, amidst ap plause, and seconded the nomination of Hon. Jas. E. Shepherd. He is a man of high intellectual development, high char acter and fitness for this important office. Through adversity he had come to honor, and ought to be still further promoted. ' Senator W. B. Shaw seconded the nom ination of Judge J. F. Graves, and spoke of his eminent virtues, and how he had worn the judicial ermine and worn it un sullied. Col. P. J.Sinclair seconded the nomina tion of Judge McRae, of whom he said he is a master of the science of the law. Mr. Theo. F. Kluttz, on behalf of West ern and Piedmont North Carolina, sec onded in most graceful style the nomina tion of Hon. Alfouzo C. Avery. The Charge Against Judgr Sh'rpherd. At this point an attempt was made hv Mr. J.J. Laughinghouse.of Pitt county, to speak. He went to the front of the plat form, but when it was w hispered that he had come to air a grievance against the incorruptible Judge Shepherd he was hissed and told, by a thousand voices making one grpat, command, "To Get Down." But he heeded not the multitude of hisses nor the thunder-tone manifesta tions of disapproval. He attempted to speak. Chairman V. R Cox asked Mr. Laughinghouse if he desired to second a nomination. Mr. Laughinghouse said he did not, whereupon Gen. Cox ruled him out of order, and amid great confusion and much hissing Mr. Laughinghouse made his exit from the platform, as mad a man as ever walked. Nominating Speeches. Senator S. J. Pemberton, of Stanly, the Senator who introduced the bill to in crease the Supreme Court to five judges, placed in nomination Piatt D. Walker, of Mecklenburg, and spoke of his great ability and his high character. Ex-Senator Bond, of Chowan, said he represented the majority of the sentiment of the votes of the First District, and sec onded the nomination of W. D. Pruden. Xix. La iik hi iik hou.e Speak. The excitement created by Mr. Laugh inghouse had scarcely subsided when Mr. Geo. II. Brown, as a friend of Judge Shepherd, said that Judge Shepherd de sired that any man who wished to make any charges against him be heard. But for the request of Judge Shepherd, Mr. Laughinghouse would not have been heard. He is under obligation to Judge Shepherd for the opportunity to speak. He was. hissed off the stage at first then the con vention listened to Judge Shepherd ami allowed Mr. Laughinghouse to be heard. It took sometime to get order. Finally the convention heard Mr. Laughing house's statement, after C. M. Busbee, Esq., as a personal friend of Judge Shepherd, at Judge Shepherd's personal request, insisted that Mr. Laughinghouse be heard, 'for," said Mr. Busbee "his character could withstand any assault, from any quarter from any euemy." Mr. Lsughinghouse then proceeded, start ing out with the statement that Vie was a plain farmer, and saying that he desired to protest against Judge Shepherd's nomi nation. He had made the charge year ago that Judge Shepherd was guilty of subornation of perjury and that Judge. Shepherd couldn't deny it. He then abused the convention for not heariug him at first and said that it was "the most damnable outrage ever perforat ed." He then read a long letter which bt had written years ago in which he charged Judge Shepherd with being guilty of subornation of perjury. Here he was again hissed, j He went into the details of the charge against Judge Shepherd. Judge Shepherd Vindicated. When Mr. Laughinghouse closed1, C. B. Aycock, Esq., of Wayne, took the floor. He made an eloquent and unanswerable argument iu defence of Judge Shepherd. He said it had been thought proper for him to answer because Judge Shepherd bejjan his career in Goldsboro, having been a telegraph operator in that place. He spoke of his ascent to fame and of hU honorable career and showed that, al though the pr. sent charge was made be fore the last election, Judge Shepherd led! his ticket in his own couuty. He read letters from Judge Schenck, Maj. L. C. Latham, Jas. Edwin Moore, G. H. Brown, Jr., C. F. Warren, W. Z. Morton and other distinguished lawyers who were acquaint ed with the ease, all of them testifying that Judge Shepherd had been guilty of no unprofessional conduct. His reply was loudly and frequently applauded, the convention manifesting its endorsement in the strongest way. It was the speech, of the convention full of fire, full of force, and full of argument. It wa . complete vindication of Judge Shepherd from the charge of subornation of perjury made by Mr. Laughinghouse, and made a fine impression upon the convention. When Mr. Aycock had finished, Mr. Laugh inghouse again attempted to speak hut. the convention refused to hear him. A scene of confusion then followed. Mr. W. H. Kitchen then spoke in defence of Judge Shepherd and was loudly applauded. In Favor of Shepherd. Sam. J. Pemberton, Esq , then took the floor and withdrew the name of Piatt 1 Walker. Ex-Senator W. M. Bond was the next speaker. He said : It U a well recognized fact that I am a strong friend and active supporter of Mr. Pruden. 1 live in bis county, in the First, District, where resides Judge Jas. E. Shepherd. That gentleman has chained to himself the admiration of the people of his district by the lustro which surrounds the record fc'i has made as a judge. I knew not wh-u Mr. I'ru den's name was placed before this conven tion that the charts which we h.-tve heard would be made against Judge Shepherd. The, friends of Mr. Pruden had no connec tion with and give no countenance to any such attack. I know the man whom I represent, and I feel that be would scorn promotion if bought, even in part, b an attempt to stain the honor of any gentle man, though it might make him Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. In spite of the fact that he has been named by a largo majority of the people of his district as their t he ice for Supreme Court Justice, yet rather than attempt to profit by any assault upon another, I withdraw his name from this convention, as I know that h would prefer eternal denial of promotion rather than he raised on the attempted slaughter of another. This was a nob'e sentiment and was re ceived with manifested approval. The roil was then called and the fol followiug was the ballot : Jas. E. Shepherd 470 A. C. 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