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VOL, VII. 1STO. 120. RALEIGH. N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1890. PRICE 5 CENTS. MENACE FEDERAL ELECTION LAW. WHAT THE III TjL UNDERTAKES TO DO ITS PROVISIONS. It i tin Most Dangerous Centralization of lower--Thc Most Dangerous Foe to I lie Freedom of Elections The Mot Desperate Attempt by Desperate .Hen to Continue in Power by Prosti tuting the Judiciary This Country Ever Witnessed. After tho war wo had military dis tricts i-.i the South. There were no real Stale lines. Tho States had no rights. The votes that were cast iu North Caro lina were curried to South Carolina by Federal soldiers who declared the result to bo what suited their purposes. The Union League menaced the property, tho lives, tho purity of the white men and women in tho South. The Ku Klux Klan was tho result, and its excesses hor rified all good citizens. Then tho soldiers wero withdrawn. Then the Union League collapsed. Then the Ku Klux Klan disbanded. Then the white men of tho South took control of the government. Schools were opened for tho whites and blacks. Peace pre vailed. Prosperity smiled upou us. The races have come to live together in peace and concord. Hero we hear not a dis cord, mt note to break the fraternal re gard of tho two races in the South, ex cept an occasional violation of law which is seen tho world over. Hut now comes Heed, Dudley & Co., who have determined to control the country, and declare that this state of atTuirs caunot longer continue. They see that they aro loosing ground in tho North. The Republican prty had a mi nority of the vote of the people at tho last election. They propose, by the passage of the Federal Election Law, to do their "own registrations," their "own couutiug," and atteud their "own certif ication." That is tha programme, and for purely partizan purposes they now propose to plungo the South into a new reconstruction period with all the hor rors of that period. What is it that they propose? The Chronicle is not big enough to publish the infamous bill which tills a big book. It denies to tho State the right to de termine, the qualification of voters, and transfers that power to a "heeler" of tho Republican faith. The Chief Super visor of each judicial district is to be ap pointed for life, and his chief requisite will be a willingness to do anything to matter wnat may be the politics of a of State officers for violation of State community. laws and provides that the army and Arrangements are made in the bill demitv marshals shall tAn t.h neace. whereby local party committees may This is in direct nontravpnt.imi of the in- be employed. This is effected by a pro- structions given to a United States mar- vision autnonzmg persons to appiy to sball by Mr. Evarts in 1868, when be the chief supervisor for appointments. Care is taken also that supervisors may be appointed on the very eve of an election, in order, doubtless, that if it be necessary,complaints against the charac ter of the appointees may be avoided. was Attorney-General of the United States. A chief supervisor may also concentrate the deputies and the troops at any place where he may allege that he expects a breach of the peace. such in brief is the abstract of the bill The chief supervisor is permitted to by which the Republican paity proposes name aouDie tne number of supervisors that can be required in his whole judi cial district. In this way the Republi can party can pay an army of workers at the polls from the Federal Treasury. Supervisors may be transferred from one part of a Congressional district to Democratic leader, Samuel J. Tilden, acquaintance with the men who are to assume supreme control of all elec tions, State as well as Federal. THOUGII DEAD HE YET SPEAKS. At the Democratic State convention in Kochester m 1871. the late trreat HON. B. H. BUM THE FARMERS AT GREENSBORO REFUSES TO SIGN THE DE MANDS OF THE ALLIANCE-- And Gives His Reasons Mr. Stroud Signs the Demands Two oi Mr. Dunn's Letters, Secretary E. C. Beddingfield has writ- attend the Alliance rally A Grand Rally of 5,000 Men Bijr Speeches by Great Men Col. Polk to Speak To-day. Special to the State Chronicle.! Greensboro, N. C, July 23. Farm ers are here from all over tho State to The crowd is "guarding, supervising f h nil I i rvr and scrutiniz ing made a speech aarainst centralization which deserves to live forever. His wise words have special significance now. o - j when it is attempted to nass the law- ten the Chronicle a letter stating that Mr. Bunn had refused to sign the de mands of the Farmers' Alliance. Ac companying Mr. Beddingfield's com munication were two letters from Mr. Bunn, all of which are herewith given: Mr. Beddingfield's Communication. The demand cards of the Alliance were yesterday presented to the candi dates in the 4th Congressional district for their signatures. Mr. Bunn refused to sign them, and says that his reason for doing so was "because of the time, place and manner that would do more to establish central- of their presentation." I wish to say this ization than any legislation of an hun- was e lnr,st time 5enad come t0 Eal TTa qi1. I C1&u 851 uw tuo caius were guiteu up. The Work of the Supervisors. The existing law has permitted John I. Davenport and men like him to per- petrate many outrages, out it is inoaen- eigh since the "cards" sive in comparison witn tne present bill. u- The place was the Yarboro House Ho lt simpiy authorizes tne federal omcers ine democracy advances to tight anew tel and the cards were presented by a to oversee the count or ballots and to the battle against centralism and cor-1 crpntlfimnn. and T am nsanrfid hv nthpr . t -a . . . I . a. ...IS I J rormuiate and torward their conclusions ruption to which it was first led by gentlemen present that his manner was io oo useu aseviaence. a nomas deuersou in tne nauon and DV that of a gentleman George Ulinton m the State of New Mr. Scarborough has signed the de port, m.'vnda. Mr. Stroud is not vet heard The equilibrium of our whole political from. bat his position will be made known system is in danger of being overthrown before thelConvention meets. In order the State or local officer that he do not and a despotic and corrupt centralism that no injustice may be doneMr. Bunn, nnrnnsp(1 nf tnI Allianro and snoke at register the name or that he strike off established. Ihe whole value of the ar- I here offer both his letters for publica- fpnth in favor of tho frpe. eoinaee of 11 P . 1 1 1 I M A. i l Z l IT 1 j 1 . . i , i . r l -w D " ' " - - O iuo uame oi any person aireauy on ine raugeuieui uy wuiuu our worm is Kept tion. JUet me say nere tnat Mr. aunn s sweT and the sub-treasury bill. His register. in its place in the solar system is the letter to the County Secretary is an an- snPpph wa, an ahlp nnp and was listened AU1 19 t UlBHUVili JUICIUICUUO YV1LU uaiauVD ucmccu kuo uuuuoiut luaca. IK SWei IO IUO U UCl.lUUa fiaJi-CU UV IU3 itKG t-n r,h oHanhnn Annn-innoMlT Inter The new bill requires the supervisors to perform all their duties,and besides - 1. To challenge the right of any per son to be registered, and to "require" of estimated tat five thousand. A pro cession was formed in front of the Ben bow House at 10:30 a. m., headed by the Pilgrim Cornet band, of Davidson county. Following were prominent Alliance men in carriages, among whom were Dr. D. Reid Parker, President A. Q. Holladay, of the A. & M. College; Mr. N. A. Dunning, Washington, D. C. ; Prof. W. F. Massey, Col. John M. Rob inson, Hon. S. B. Alexander, W. II. Worth and John Cook, president Guil ford Alliance, followed by different Alli ances, numbering near a thousand men on foot and a number of buggies and wagons. At the grove the exercises were opened by prayer by Rev. C. W. Hunt, of the Nash county Alliance, at the conclusion of which Dr. D. Pw2id Parker, State Alli ance lecturer, in a neat speech, intro duced Mr. N. A. Dunning, editor of the National Economist, as the orator of the day. Mr. Dunning spoke more than two hours. He explained the objects and State elections. There is only one reg- would matter little to us which of these istry list, and if a person's name is forces should be allowed to prevail. If stricken off he is thereby disqualified the centrifugal tendency should domi- from voting for State officers. The bill, nate, our planet would shoot madly into therefore, permits these Federal officers the realms of endless space to forbid citizens of a State to vote for from the source of heat and life, until tnai -vmn lrtsinl rvfflnars A ciinnrvicnii AVOrff li Vinor fhinor lmrm if ft Rlirfnr Wrtnl1 can thus affect even a town election. perish. If the centripetal tendency etry Wake County Alliance 2. The supervisors are to have access should prevail, the earth would rush to all books of registration, &c, for the with inconceivable velocity toward the oumose of makiner evidence for a contest, sun, until it would be engulfed m the . - . . . . .. . ..... 3. They are to make a house-to house burning mass, bo it is with the aa canvass of cersons registered in all cities iustment of powers between the havincr 20.000 inhabitants or UDward. State and federal Government: dis They may be accompanied by deputy union and centralization are equally fa- 1 sign tae paper now. County Alliance, but is not an answer to the demand of the National Alliance. E. C. Beddingfield. Letters from Mr. Bunn. E. C. Beddingfield, Esq., Secretary: My Dear Sir: Mr. J. J. Dunn, sec- called on me last night with the demands of the National Farmers' Alliance and Indus trial Union, &c. I am surprised that they were presented just upon the eve of the convention. I am a friend of the Alliance and its demands, but I cannot rupted with applause Th'.s afternoon Capt. Alexander and President Holladay delivered addresses Col. Polk arrived to-night, and wil speak to-morrow. THE PROPOSED BOYCOTT. SENATOR VANCE ISOrPOSED TO IT AND SAYS IT IS SENSELESS. secure ivepuiicau suuce&a. --uj y-- evidence of the partizan intent of the bill i that if it passes it will go into ef fect at tho elections in November of this vnr This is an admission that in no other way can the Republicans control tho next House. ITn.lor the law the Chief Supervisor who i to bo anoointed by a Federal .Uulec. is to have creat power. He is to have charge of the Federal officers who will control elections, lie is to examine voters under oath, and receive the re turns, lie will have power to order ar rests. The bill declares that he shall have power at "elections at which Rep resentatives or delegates in Congress are voted for." If, as in North Carolina, State officers are elected at the same time as Congressmen, these supervisors would havo power to control State elec tions. In fact, such power is his, for he is the judge of who can ote. We have but one registration book. He can strike off any name, or add any name to the registration book that he decides ought .to be on tho book. Thero aro to be threo of those super visors at every polling-place, two of whom shall bo of the same political jr.trty, and they aro to control the elec tion. This means, not that two shall ba Republicans and one Democrat. Not at all. But two Republicans and one of some other party. There are a dozen or moro so-called parties, and the judge would appoint in many in htances from some hulk of a party a man who is at heart a Republi can, and these three would proceed to do their own voting, counting, and cer tification. They would imitate Speaker Reed and count a "quorum" of Repub licans whether there wero onough bal lots in the boxes or not. There is no way to secure a fair election by such partizan ageDts, and there is no way to separate the State and Federal elections where they are held on the same day. It is direct usurpation of power, and there is no warraat in the Constitution for it. If Congress can pass this law giving Federal officers the right to con trol enactions for members of the House of Representatives, then it can pass a law giving them the right to control the election of members of the State Legis lature, for they elect U. S. Senators. If ono is right -if one is lawful both must Supervisors may be appointed on the request to the chief supervisor of 100 nnrsona in anv city or town having 20,- 000 inhabitants or upward, or in any en tiro Congressional district, no part of which is within any city or town of 20, 000 inhabitants and upward, or on the request of fifty persons "in any one or more counties or parishes in uuy vuu gressional district." 1 The New Rork World, in an admira h1 review of the bill, sors that in a Congressional district consisting of half a dozen counties, two Kepuoncan ftiwl four Democratic, the polls in the two Democratic counties could be man- tii hv Uenublican supervisors, who need i, rr.Birinnts of tho counties, but might be brought from distant parts rvf?v, riiatrinf. In the other counties tho machinery of elections would be in hn han,ia of local omcers. au wi therefore, is a device by which the Re publicans may manage all elections, no marshals. In cities of 100,000 inhabi tants or upward they are to mate a thorough house-to house canvass five weeks before election. In other words, the local registers are to be given to Re publican campaign workers to enable them to spy upon people, to intimidate them as Davenport has done in New York, and to bring their own voters to the polls. The Republican campaign, State aud National, is to be conducted at the expense of the General Govern ment. 4. Tho supervisors are authorized to administer tho State statutory oath if the local officers decline, and to examine persons offering to vote as to their quali fications under the State law. If the State officers, obeying their own law, refuse to receive a proffered ballot, the Federal officers may first direct tal to good government. Disunion would generate the centralism of mili tary despotism in the separate States; centralism attempted on areas and pop ulations so vast would break the parts asunder, and fill our continent, as it has filled every other, with rival nations. Our wise ancestors devised the only system possible to avoid these opposite evils. They formed a Federal Govern ment to manage our foreign relations, to maintain peace and unity between the States, and to administer a few excep tional functions of common interest; and they left the great residuary mass of governmental powTer to the States. The creed of the Democratic party is comprised in two ideas: First, to limit as much as possible all governmental power, enlarging always and everywhere the domain of individual judgment and them to do so. and then, on refusal, may action; secondly, to throw back the gov i . themselves receive and deposit the bal- ernmentai powers necessary io oe exer cised as mucn as possioie upon tne States and the localities, approaching in every case the individuals to be affected. Thesejdeas dominate over the Demo cratic party, and find in it their best representative. The opposite ideas, to meddle with everything properly be longing to the individual, and to central ize all governmental powers, express the lot. 5. The are to have access to the court records of naturalization, and to make lists of papers and to inquire into the right of citizenship of the persons nam ed. Special supervisors, called "dis creet" in the bill, are to be detailed to prevent fraudulent naturalization. What can be accomplished under this power was shown in New York by Dav- tendencies of the Republican party. enport in 1878, when he arrested many persons who were not tried, while 3,400 were kept away from the polls by in timidation and threats of arrest. The supervisors may use the deputy marsh als and the army in this nefarious work. This bill repeals or annuls all State laws that are opposed to it. It directs the manner in which all bal lots shall be counted, The supervisors are to take part in the count. If ballots for Congressmen are found in the wrong box in States where there are more boxes than one, the chairman Under this inspiration the federal Government is rapidly seizing upon all the powers of human society. It has assumed .tp regulate the suffrage and threatens to take the control of all elec tions. I oppose centralism because it is in compatible with civil liberty. I oppose centralism because it creates an irresponsible power, and an irrespon sible power is always corrupt. A gov ernment ruling all the affairs of individ uals and localities, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the Great Lakes to the It would be un manly in me to do so at this time. My views upon all these questions are fully expressed iu a letter written by ine to Mr. J. J. Dunn, secretary Wake County Alliance, written 7th June, 1890, when it was thought 1 would have no opposition. If the Alliancemen in my district wish to know my views, I will thank you to caue it to be published. My refusal to sign these pledges is not because I do not favor the measures, but because of the time, place, and manner of their presentation. Very truly, B. H. Bunn. The Letter to Secretary Dunn. Rocky Mount, N. C. June 7, '90. J. J. Dunn, Esq., Sec'y Wake County Alliance, Dear Sir: Your letter conveying to me the resolution passed by your Alli ance has just been received, and I beg leave to answer you and your Alliance, through you, that I am in hearty accord with your wishes as suggested by the resolution. I have fully answered the question as to the Sub-Treasury, in my reply to the letter from your president, and all I wish to say now is to explain this reply. I intended my reply to mean that I would suggest amendments to the bill, which I thought necessary to its perfec tion to your legislative committee of which Dr. C. W. Macune is chairman, and that after I had discussed them with him and the committee, I would do all in my powor to pass the bill, whether they approved my amendments or not. If they approved the amend ments, I would try to have them put on in the tiouse; ii tney opposea tnem i would favor the bill without the amend ments my sole object being to give to the agriculturists of my section, the best bill possible, and the measure which to them promised the most speedy WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS. San Salvador and Cautemala in Con flict on the Field. (By United Press.) New York, July 23d. The Herald's special cablegram from La Libertad, San Salvador, says : "The latest news from the frontier confirms the reports in respect to the victory of Salvador over the forces of Guatemala in the batrle of Julv 17th. The Guatemalans, 4,000 strong, invaded Sau Salvador, under command of Camilo Alvaraez, Narcisso Valez and Pedro and Perez Karillas. The killed numbered Thirty over 200, with many woun refugees from Salvador, among them Gen. Montrosa, have given themselves up to the Salvadorians. Another Report. City of Mexico, Jully 23. The Guatemalan minister has received a tele gram from the Guatemalan ministiy of foreign affairs which says: Against the positive orders which the government had given, one of our officers took some of the troops across the line. There was skirmishing of slight importance and our troops, few in number, were ordered to return. They lost nothing. The offi cers who disobeyed orders by crossing the frontier are under arrest and will be court-martialed. The President of Guatemala tele graphed the minister to Mexico that the Salvadorian enemies of Ezeta were met and routed by Ezeta. . Views From Organizations and People all Over the Country The Movement is in Disfavor With the Majority. IBy United Pi esa. New York, July 23. A number of dispatches are published in the New York papers this morning, from points in the Southern States on the subject of the suggestion put forth by the Atlanta Constitution, and endorsed by Governor Gordou of Georgia, that in case tho Federal election bill becomes a law, a boycott should be resorted to against Northern commercial houses and North ern products. The Herald's Atlanta dispatch says the chambers of commerce of rsow Orleans, Birmingham, Lynch burg, Augusta, Montgomery, Savannah and other Southern cities telegraph to the Constitution favoring a convention of he commercial South to consider tho course to be adopted if the force bill pas ses. Rxhmond telegranhs that it does not deem anything like a boycott advis able, as do Charleston and Mobile. Bal timore and Chattanooga say their organ izations are non-political, but they are strongly against the force bill. The World's Richmond epecial gives the following as the text of the reply of Richmond chamber of commerce to the Constitution inquiry: "While deprecating the passage of the force bill, the Richmond chamber of commerce thinks it unwise for the South to indicate in advance of its passage any course of action." A special from Birmingham, Ala., states that a mass meeting will be held there to-day to protest against the pass age of the of the election bilL Also that a meeting of the chamber of com merce has been called for the same pur pose. Dispatches from Atlanta report the following prominent meu as favoring the boycott idea : Ex-Governor Bul lock, Patrick Calhoun, of the Richmond Terminal system; Hugh T. Inman, cot ton merchant and bank president; Low ry, Hill & Hurt. Col. Shorter, president of tho Ala bama railroad commission, also depre cates tne passage ot the bill. Reports from Little Rock indicate that while the passage of the bill would be very offensive to the business men of Arkansas, a boycott is not generally approved. Lieut. Gov. England and President Allis, of the First National Bank are among thoso mentioned as taking this view. Prominent citizens of Austin, Texas. look npon the boycott suggestion with disfavor. They insist that no good would come of it, and that if enforced the South would suffer as much as tho North. The belief there seems to bo that the conservative and patriotic ele ment of Congress will be able to defeat the bill. The Herald's Washington correspon dent says that such of tho Southern men there as he spoke with deprecated the boycott idea, while most of themtdoclined to talk about it Senators Vance and Gorman, however. freely expressed themselves as opposed to the boycott agitation, which they con sider as "senseless." AND STILL THEY COME. Captured Durham, : the Bull. Gulf of Mexico, would be the most in- d substantial relief. them The Board of Canvassers. The Board of Convassers of the Con gressional vote is a body which makes makes the canvass for the United States. It is appointed by the Circuit Judge, who is dragged into party politics by nearly every section of this extraordina ry bill. The Board consists of three, only two of whom are of the same poli- tical party, it their ceriincato umeis from that of the State officers their candidate is to be seated. If the oppo sing candidate appeals it must be to the Circuit Judge, who is consequently a re turning officer. The decision of the Judge is to be conclusive with the Clerk of the House. The arrangements ior competent for what it would undertake, the most oppressive, tne most irrespon sible, and the most corrupt government of which history aflords any example. MR. BLAINE DEPRECATES FORCE. In his letter of acceptance in 1884, Mr. Blaine said: It would be a great calamity to change these influences under which Southern commonwealths are learning to vindicate civil rights and adapting themselves to the conditions of political tranquility and industrial progress. If there be oc casional and violent outbreaks in the South against this peaceful progress fh rnhlif nmnion of thfi t;.nntrv re counting in Republicans are almost per- gardg them a3 exceptional, and hopeful- frankly feet. Permanent Law. The appropriations for the payment of all the expenses of this Federal interfer ence in State affairs, including the pay I am opposed to the present National Banking system. I am in favor of free and unlimited coinage of silver. I am in favor of a railroad commis sion for the State of North Carolina. You will understand from my reply herein that my reason for not answering the communication signed "Constitu ents" is that I cannot answer questions propounded by anonymous correspon dents. No public officer can do this with safety to his public trusts. He is responsible to his constituents, but he has the right to know them before they can claim any rights of him. My people need not fear to trust me, nor am I afraid to answer any question and honestly, they ask me. The Editors Have Including Special to State Chronicle. 1 Durham, N. 0., July 23.- Since writ ing to-day the following editors have ar rived: V. W. Long, Winston Sentinel; J. D. Kernodlb, Alamance Gleaner; Robert Haydn. Charlotte Chronicle; J. Statesville Landmark; R. Webster, Reids- James T. Griffin, Free Lance ; E. vv. Fau- Milton Advertiser ; R. A. P. Caldwell, Hon. John ville Weekly; Marion CETT, Deal, Wilkesboro Chronicle ; G. A. Bigham, Gastonia Gazette ; Joseph A. Harris, HiHsboro Observer; J. F. Mcr- rill, Hickory Press and Carolinian; C. H. Little. Dallas Eagle ; J. B. Craig miles, of the Murphy Advance. ly trusts that each will prove the last. We could multiply expressions from the writings of all the great men this of chief supervisor, supervisors and dep- country has produced to show that this uty marshals, are made permanent, bill is dangerous, and could likewise This is anticipatory of the refusal of a ffive columns of Quotations from able They have the right to instruct me in matters concerning their welfare, and I would be unfit to represent them if I failed to heed their instructions. I am now at home sick, hardly able to be up. I shall remain here about one week, and if I gain my health sufficient ly, hope to come to Raleigh on Friday Democratic Hoom to appropriate mon- ingt the bill. But nt, in which event I shall glad to talk ey for the execution of the law. nepuouwiu ppcio obiuo Wltn vou about any matter of legisla- Fnrther interference with Stat. space is too valuable. Every patriotic tioD interest to vour De0ple. I shall The Circuit Court is empowered to man knows that this is the attempt of a always be most happy to receive any compel State Boards to rectify alleged party to take a mean and contemptible communication, otnciai or otnerwise, 1 , . . ii i w!r, vou shall be Dleased to make to me. and ciivis iu iuvh vuunh advantage oi a peopie mev uao ouuju- . . - - . The supervisor may go into the vo- a svtflmaticallv robbed through Promise m7 immediate attention tino- booths with a voter to assist him f,at ta,atinn vour commands, l am, sir, in the preparation of his ballot, if a they succeed? State election officer may go for the pur- Nobody can tell. The Democrats will pose of giving needed instructions. ggut jfc t0 tne en(i and do all they can to The bill provides that juries shall be preYent its passage. If it be true, as drawn by Commissioners appointed by 8tated, that there are enough Republi- the Circuit Judge, who may all belong can Senators who really desire to see it to the same party. Again the judiciary defeated to join with the Democrats;' it is dragged into party politics, and made wjn not become a law. But we see no subservient to campaign managers. g0od reason yet to believe that the Sen- Federal Punishment ol State umcers. ate will rise above the dictation oi rwttu The hill provides for the punishment We fear the worst. THE SECOND JUDICIAL TRICT. DIS- Brvan Nominated for Judge on the Fifty-Seventh Ballot. Special Cor. of State Chronicle. Weldon, N. C, July 23. The Second District Judicial Convention assembled here at 3 p. m . Two hundred delegates were present. After taking thirty-five ballots the convention adjourned until to-night. The last vote was: Peebles, thirty-five; Phillips, fifty-nine; Montgomery, sixty and Bryan three. Necessary to a choice 104. Bryan is tbe Choice on the 37th Ballot. The Convention reassembled at night and Henry R. Bryan, of Craven county, was nominated for Judge of the Second Judicial District on the fifty seventh bal lot. THE THIRD DISTRICT. Some Lively Balloting on JIanv Con gressional Candidates Twenty Eight Ballots with No Choice. Special Cor. of State CnoNicLE. Clinton, July 23d. Tho Democratic convention of the Third Congressional District met hero to-day. Tho first ballot was : Green, 107, Mc Clammy 116, Aycock 7'J, Grady 11, Thompson 24. Second ballot: Green 112, McClammy 104, Aycock 85, Grady 20, Thompson 24. Green his led since that timo running as high as 127. The 24th. ballot was: Green, 114; Mc Clammy, 102; Aycock, 98; Grady, 20; Thompson, 1. The 2Gth ballot: Green, 105; Mc Clammy, 70; Aycock, 87; Grady, 82. The 27th ballot: Green, 103; Mc Clammy, 72; Aycock, 06; Grady, 68. The 28th ballot: Green, 110; Mc Clammy, 92; Aycock, 119; Grady, 20; Thompson, 5. Necessary to a choice, 169. to Very trulv. B. H. Bunn. Mr. Stroud Signs the Demands. A special telegram to the Chronicle from Durham last night says that Mr. Stroud signs the Alliance Demands. Norris & Carter. Dexter's knitting mer price 10 cents. cotton 5 cents; for- B ROWER RENOMINATED. Norris & Carter. THE NATIONAL CONGRESS. The Senate Asks About the Imprison ment ot Missionary Diaz in Cuba The Bankruptcy Bill in the House. (By United Press). Washington, July 23. Senate The Senate resumed consideration of the In dian appropriation bill and d it posed of all but a few pages of it A resolution was agreed to calling on the President for information touching the alleged illegal imprisonment of A. J. Diaz in Cuba. House. The House devoted the day to debate on the bankruptcy bill. Speechesfwero made by Messrs. Abbott, of Texas, Frank, of Missouri; McCord, of Wiscon sin. Perkins, of Kansas, and others. The debate was closed by E. B. Tay lor. A vote will be taken on the bill tomorrow. But the Convention Refused to Make it Unanimous. Special to State Chp.onicle.1 Greensboro, N. C, July 23. Brower wa3 nominated today by the Republi can Convention lor congress on the third ballot. A motion was made Fine shoes being closed out at less to make the nomination unanimous but than manufacturer's cost. the opposition ret used to do so. 1 Norris & Carter, Norris & Carter.