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VOL, VII. 1STO. 120.
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Then tho soldiers wero withdrawn.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.
At the Democratic State convention
in Kochester m 1871. the late trreat
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
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
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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
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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lieut. Gov. England and President
Allis, of the First National Bank are
among thoso mentioned as taking this
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."
Captured Durham,
: the Bull.
Gulf of Mexico, would be the most in- d substantial relief.
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.
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
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
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;
Wilkesboro Chronicle ; G.
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.
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
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
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.
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-
Norris & Carter.
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.
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
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.

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