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& &l :! Jf-t fc fej '-V 1 ill i i 1 PL'S! r - VOL. VII. NO. 121. RALEIGH. N. 0., FBIDAY, JULY 25, 1800. PRICE 5 CENTS. IT IS BUM. in: WILL AGAIN UEPIlfciKNT Tin: rotniTii district in congress. Tin1 Convention Wns One of Deep In terest, nml the Proceedings Show Unit the Democracy will Win. I Editorial Correspondence. DrmiAM, N. C, July 23. There were caucuses and caucuses last night and all this morning until noon. Hero were Bunn men and thcro woro Stroud men, and yet in another place wero tho sup porters of Scarborough. I was so en gaged in tho Editorial Association that 1 could not keep up with all that was fuid and rumored about what this county would do, and what vote their candi date would poll. Shortly before the Convention met it was authoritivcly ptatrd that Mr. Scarborough had with drawn. The Convention Tailed to Order. Soon after one oVIock, Mr. N. B Kitor;imN, Chairman of the Democrat ic lixecu'ivo Committee of the lourth Congressional District, congratulated the party upon the large Convention, raid .said that it showed the deep inter e;t felt in the political situation. Messrs. J. J. Jenkins, of Chatham, and J. II. Ualua, of Nash, were appointed as Sec retaries. I pou motion of Capt. It. J. Powell, there being vo contested seats, no committee on credentials as ap pointed. Committee on Permanent Organization Tho following committeo on Perma nent organization was appointed: Alamance-Jacob A. Long. Chatham J. V. Atwater. Durham W. W. Fuller, franklin W. W. (ireon. Johnston E. S. Aboil. Nash Jacob Battle. Orange John Morrow. Wake Capt. II. J. Powell. 'Executive Committee. The following Executive Committee was appointed on motion of J. A. Thomas: Alamanco F. II. Whitaker, Jr. Chatham H. B. Hargrove. Durham E. J. Parrish franklin II. C. Ktarney. Johnsiou 3. S. Abell. Nah Jacob Battle. 0;.mge--T. M. Cheek. Wake -Y. O. Strosuch. Afu-rward the committee met and rc-cU-ctod Mr. N. B. Broughton, chairman. CommitUe on Resolutions. Oij mo:i'.u ot S. tt. Wei-D, or urango. the following committee on was appointed: AUmauee J. I. "White. Chatham C. 11. Scott. Ihitham J. S. Lock hart. Ftaukliu E. W. Morris. Johnston 0. P. Kirby. Nash-S. C. Edwards. Orange J. J. Pratt. Wake W. C. Brewer. Permanent OHiccrs. liesclut oin would say it referred to tho tariff and banks. You cannot whistle this reform down, want you to nominate the man who stands strongest on the demands of the Alliance. The 100.000 neoole who havo been robbed by tho yankee and his dol lar have their eye upon this Convention. l ask you to nominate Mr. Stroud be cause the Farmers Alliance aot this reform up and they know who is most in sympathy with their reform. If it is to be made, they are the best judges to de cide who is nearest in svmnathv with their principles. Do not concern your selves about party precedents and things use tnat. ininK or tne best and strong est representative of this new principle and nominate him. If that is the text, W P. Stroud will be nominated. 31 r. Long Speaks for Dunn, Mr. B. F. Long seconded the nomination of Mr. Bunn. A man who has labored so faithfully ought to need no commendation. He is true to North Carolina and has been faithful to every trust. As to this new movement of which every man must take cognizance, no man is in more sympathy with the peoplo than Ben Bunn. By way of the parenthesis, he would sav that Mr Bunn is a farmer and a good farmer. Ho has been growing tobacco that will Bring him $400 to $300 an acre. I have no doubt this convention will say, "Well doue good and faithful servant." Col. Powell Speaks for Strond. Col. R. J. Powell said he did not pro pose any eulogy on Mr. Stroud, repre senting the tarmers' interests. Mr. Powell said that there is more thought among the farmers than ever before. Heretofore leaders were followed un questioningly now people think. Who ever is nominated here will be my can diadaiu. 1 am a Democrat. I think it best to nominate strong men and name them here rather than at the polls. 31 r. II. A. Loudon Talks For Bunn. II. A. London, Esq., was than called upon and spoke. He paid a tribute to the noble Democrats of the Fourth dis trict. He esteemed it a privilege to second the nomination of a man who had been tried and not found wanting the man wh would be elected in Novem ber. He reviewed the caroer of Mr. Bunn as a soldier and as a citizen. He believed that a man's reputation as a soldier was worth something, and a man who had been as bravo as Bunn not to bo foroiteu. Why should not Capt. Bunn be re turned? It has been the custom in the past. Nobody has brought any charge against him. There was an implied con tract between Mr. Bunn and the Demo crats of the Fourth district, two jrear ago, thut he .should be returned if he were true to his trusts and defeated tie Republicans. Lie said that it had :.en said that only ought the government economically and hon estly administered. 6. That Congress issue a sufficient amount of fractional paper currency to facilitate exchange through the medium or tne united states mail. In Favor of Vance. Mr. James Norwood offered the fol lowing resolution, and made an earnest and taking speech in favor of Vance. It was a truly eloquent speech and brought tears to the eyes of not a few. If he was severe on Vance's critics, it was be cause be was very earnest. This was the resolution : Resolved, That we take pleasure in declaring our unwavering confidence in the devotion of that unswevering pa triot, Zeb B.Vance, to the best interests of the people of North Carolina, and in recording anew our unbounded esteem for him and the just pride with which we view his struggle in the United States Senate against the enactment of laws unjust and oppressive to the toiling masses, and his earnest and per sistant effort to repeal all legislation heretofore enacted in the interest of the arrogant and grasping money power. A Proviso Proposed. Mr. S. Otho Wilson offered the follow ing amendment: Resolved, further, That this does not apply to his position on the Sub-Treas ury bill. Mr. 0. R. Scott said that the commit tee considered a resolution endorsing Senator Vance useless. Vance needed 1 1 A I 1 no euuorsemeni. .as mere was some difference upon the Senator's position, he thought it best not to have any resolu tions, and no expressed difference of opinion. Mr. Scott was actuated in this action solely by a desire to promote the harmony and success of the party. He moved to lay the resolution on the ta ble. His motion was lost. Capt. Cooke Grows Eloquent. Capt. C. M. Cooke spoke eloquently of his grateful appreciation of the past services of Senator Vance, and said that personally he would like to vote for a resolution to re-elect Senator Vance, but he did not desire to compel any man to do that if he did not so desire. Tub resolution was one of confidence and esteem merely. Vance gave one of his eyes for the people of North Carolina. He would give his life to redress the grievances of tho peoplo. As these reso lutions do not commit any man, Capt. Cooke requested the gentleman from Wake to withdraw his resolutions. If Vance is wron, who will say ho is wick edly wrong? There is great diiTerenco of opinion. Cape. Ashe said that Air. uilson amendment miroauceii an element ot discord that the resolutions were gen- nd ho pleaded with Mr. Wilson draw it in tho interest of h;ii campaign, he would go into every sec tion of this district, and discuss the platform of thi3 convention and win victory. And the Chronicle knows he will do it. Hon. John C. Scarborough, in response to calls said that the nomi nee of this Convention was his choice. "I am a Democrat and an Allianceman, and I am a Vance man." He was a boy and a member of Vance's regiment. My ratner was a Jacksonian Democrat, and voted for Vance the first vote I ever cast. Since he has been a Democrat, I have been a Vance Democrat. I have held office ten years. I ought to be sat isfied, but when a man gets a taste of office-holding, he wants more. For eight years I held the most responsible position in the State. I would be less than a man if I would be other than a Democrat. When he took the office of Superintendent of Schools, the office was not thought worth any thihg; but at tho end of eight years everybody want ed it. The demands of the Farmer's Alliance is Democratic doctrine. Any fears that the Alliance will iniure the Democratic party are groundless. They have a right to be heard. They are go ing to be heard. In the relief they are asking for, they ask it at the hands of the Democratic party. Tho battle will be fought in the Democratic party. Sen ator Vance is not above criticism. Some of us thought Senator Vance made a mis take on the Sub-Treasury bill. I think so. He is honest and brave and wise AND CAUTIOUS. Am I GOING TO CONDEMN HEM IF HE HAS MADE A MISTAKE? I THINK HE MADE A MISTAKE, BUT HE KNOWS MORE ABOUT EVERYTHING THAN I DO. I never consented for my name to be used until the 3rd of July. True and tried Democrats told me there was oppo sition to Mr. Bunn. They wanted to fight inside the party. He didn't blame the Convention for nominating Capt. Bunn a fight was to be mat! e his friends asked for the use of his name he accented. JNow l am in as uood a humor as any man you ever saw. Such is something of the skeleton of the speech, but it does not half 'way give an idea of what Mr. Scarborough said. I have heard many speeches great and eloquent and patriotic. But as I listened to bravo and honest John Cato Scarborough as he spoke from his true and warm heart, I was strangelv moved I am not ashamed to write that 1 could not restrain the tears as he spoke elo Quentlv and feelingly of his devotion to Vance and the Democratic party. I fait in my heart "God bless him. WTe need more such bravo and honest and fear less patriots." Mr. W. i Stroud. THE ELECTION LAW. OPINIONS FROM VARIOUS SOUR CES IN THE SOUTH CONCERN ING THE BOYCOTT. A Prominent Charleston 3Ierchant Thinks the Boycott Will be on the Negro Laborer A General Oppo sition to the Bill Throughout the South. By United Press. 1 New York, July 24. A special from Charleston, S. C, to the Sun says: One of the wealthiest merchants of that city said yesterday that it was not at all likely that Southern merchants and buyers would take part in a boycott against Northern business men, but that a boycott may be enforced against the colored supporters of the Force bill in the South. Before the proposed bill can be put into operation any where, 100 Republicans must petition for its enforcement in this district. As there are not 100 white Eiepublicans in the en tire State the negroes must be called upon to invoke the bayonet. The plan that will be adopted in the South will be to boycott these negrces. It wLl be generally understood that no negro who signs such petitions or accepts an ap pointment under the obnoxious law can obtain work from a Democrat there after, and this rule should be obeyed with the utmost strictness. The Sun's Atlanta correspondent says: meeting Las been called by several of the Sub-alliances of the Farmers' Alh ance m Horeston and other counties, at which meeting it is proposed to adopt resolutions to send to all the county al liances urging the systematic boycotting of Northern products in case the force bill becomes a law. The president of the Worth county alliance makes the suggestion that no cotton be sold to the Northern mills but that it be sent to England direct. Capt. Ciark, president of the Merchants Bank of Rome, Ga and head of the largest wholesale house in that city, and who has for years been buying dry goods and shoes m the North unhesitatingly pledges himself to the boycott. Public meetings are reported as being held in all thy smaller towns throughout the South at which the boy cott plan is endorsed. The Atlanta Constitution returns to the subiect and editorially urges south ern mercnants who are ordering goods HENRY RAVENSCROFT BRYAN; The nomination of Mr. Henry R. Bryan for Judge of the Second Judicial district has already been announced. Ie was the choice of the convention &t Weldon on the 57th ballot. Mr. Henry Ravenscroft Bryan is a Craven county man, and is a member of one of the oldest and very best families in this State. He graduated at the State University in 185G. and afterwards en tered upon the study of law which he has made his special work. He is known to be a close office student, and his ad vice and consultations are soueht and appreciated to a great extent by mem bers of the profession. He was a Presi dential elector in 1880, and cast a vote for Hancock. He is well known and is popular and is highly appreciated in eastern North Carolina, and he will give a profound legal mind to the State judiciary. The same convention nominated Mr, J. M. Grizzard, of Halifax county. mm for solicitor, in whom it chose a lawyer of vigorous mind, and a man well qualified to fill the office efficiently. CLEVELAND COUNTY CAMPAIGN. er;i: to wit m from tl.Q North to make their orders conditional and to distinctly stipulate Mr. Stroud was called upon, and said: j that the orders are to be cancelled, if the ;?aut to say that. I tim the $aim t-ood ! force b.ll vses. a member ot a certain organization could best represent Luo people. Here lie V its lo lutci i uuicu kjy iiui v . i. j wi) who denied this,and Mr.London said that Mr. Peele hnd ma'ie such an intimation, wmca Air. feelo admit: cu.. Air. uuun in 1888 received the largest vote ever giv en any man in this distrit. Give him vour cordial support, and victory will again perch upon our banners Let ev- The committee on Permanent Organi- try man be true to himself and to the 7. itiou recoramenucd as permaueut chairman A. C. Green, of Wake. The temporary secretaries were made per manent secretaries. Upon taking the chair, Mr. Green thanked the convention for the honor conferred, and hoped that every Demo crat would go away from this conven tion determined to win in the coming election. Mr. S. Otho Wilson, of Wake, offered as resolutions the six demands of the Farmers Alliance. On motion of H. A. London, Esq , tho resolutions were re ferred to tho committee on resolutions, which committee retired. On motion of F. H. Whitaker the con vention proceeded to nominations. Capt. Cooke Nominates Bunn. As tho roll was called, when Franklin was reachod, Hon. Chas. M.Cooke came to tho front and proposed in behalf of party, and bunn win win. The Vote as Cast. 3Ir. Wilson's Position. Mr. S. Otho Wilson, as a Democrat, said ho wanted merely not to commit this convention to the endorsement of Senator Vance, and added, "If the con vention will decide that my amend ment is irrelevant, I will withdraw it." "With that understanding, ' said Mr. Wilson, "I withdraw it." The resolution was then unanimoulv adopted amid thunders of applause. CAPT. BUNN APPEARS. 1 oiu Democrat l navo ever been ana en dorse the action of the convent i on. I am a Democrat of Democrats a Hebrew of the Hebrews. 1 bespeak from all rny friends an enthusiastic support of Mr. Bunn, As my p trting advice, let- me say, "United we stand; divided we fall " His words were few, direet and manly just like the true and unpretentious "Buck" Stroud, who enjoys and de serves to enjoy tne conndence ana es teem of all who know him. After Mr. Stroud had finished, the X LU; iXUlLUClli UCUC VlUllCi) Hill I UUO be made to appreciate the gravity of the situation, the Constitution ados: Our arrogant enemies will make the mistake of their lives if thev decide that the -outhern people are half-hearted or in different. Better turn this fair land into a desert than have it plunged into endless race conflicts or resting under the curse of negro domination." The Sun s New Orleans dispatch says there is much alarm there over the pros pect of the passage of the federal elec- convention adjourned in a happy frame I tiou bill, and there is a general demand of mind. I talked with quite a number At the conclusion of this speech the Buim i00ked his appreciation, and said In coming before the Convention, Mr. 0f the delegates who opposed Mr. Bunn roll call was proceeded with, and the vote was announced as follows Bunn. Stroud. Alamance 31 4 Chatham 14 71-80 36 15-8G Durham 25 1-2 " 10 1-2 Franklin 44 Johnston 60 Nash 42 1 Orange 8 24 Wake 56 5-59 35 51-59 Total 2S1 45-100 111 55-100 Bunn Nominated. On motion of E. J. Parrish the nomi nation of Hon. B. H. Bunn was made unanimous. There were some who vot ed "no." but these were few. 1'hairman Iri'ppn ! fifMArftn WlT.n a his county, Hon B. ii. liunn for renomi- h t good-will" that Mr. Bunn was the nominee ot this Convention. A committee of Messrs. Cooke, of Franklin, London, of Chatham, and Broughton, of Wake, were appointed to wait on Mr. Bunn. nation. Cordially and earnestly no pre oatcd for tho confidence and support of tho district the present representative in Connress. It was not needed that any thing be said of his capacity and his fit- .t.j lini.Miwn nf tho chani'fi that has V-V.....V - O .... ... . I . taken place in sentiment all over the xnc Aiuance uemanas auoPju. country he was ju-jtified in making The committee on resolutions recom- somo remarks. This change is a revolu- mended the adoption of the resolutions tion and nothing less. It has its founda- offered by Mr S. Otho Wilson, and on tiou in injustice to which the motion of Mr. Wilson the resolutions people have awakened. The people were adopted. havo suffered for years. Your ropresen- Resolved 1, That we favor the aboli- intivo in Contrres3 has shown by his tion of National banks, and the snbsti that having received a commission on the 29th of May, 1888, from the Dema- crats of this district, he pledged his every effort to carry the banner to victory. It had been done. To-day he was here to give an account of his stewardship. When nominated this district had 1,400 compose it. Kepuoncan majority, ne went, in 10 win. The people responded and every county except one gave a Democratio majority, and that ounty reduced its Republican majority from 1,700 to 372. In that district 4,972 more Democratic ' votes ewre castthan ever before. He reviewed the legislation of this Congress, paid his respects to Raed the basest petty tyrant this country had ever seen who has was determined to meke the Republican rule permanent. He denonnced the Lodge bill and show ed its iniquity. We are watching the Senate. We hope it will defeat the ac tion of the House. He expected the nomination would be tendered to him. tie naa assed no man to go to a primary. He had not tried to get delegates. In the house of his friends in a Democratic convention he took it that every man was now and found them ardent in his support. He redeemed the district from Republi- canism, tney an say, and nas made a faithful and valued Congressman, and must be re-elected. And he will be. No man can doubt it who saw this conven tion and talked to the honest men who J. D. THE THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. a votes and words that he is in sympathy - . . . t T 0 ' 1 " 1 with this movement, ills irienas imply no -disrespect or lack of confidence in tho other candidates for this position. tution of legal tender Treasury notes in lien of National bank notes, issued in sufficient volume to do the business of the country on cash system, regulatiug The sons of Johnston and of Chatham the amount needed on a per capita basis are honored mon, and have made a re- as the business interests of the couutry cord which will bring them honor in the expands, and that all money issued by future. They must not be disparaged, the government shall be legal tender in no man is onuiieu 10 nomiuauuu io- payment or an ueDis, ootn puuuo uoiu day who antagonizes the principles of Democracy. He would say that as far as any American citizen can bo entitled to a nomination, Benjamine U. Bunn is entitled to the nomination to-day. Jlr. Peele Nominntes Stroud. When Wake was called W. J. Peele E-q , camo to tho front to put in nomi nation his old friend Mr. W.F.Stroud.of Chatham. Preliminary, he desired to state the principles that caused his ac tion. Wo hear much of party prece dent and what we owe men. We must consider who can poll the largest vote for Coogress. Witb the issues that are at stake in this district, Mr. Stroud 13 tho strongest man. A great reform is going on. Peoplo have been plundered with such develish devices that the peoplo have never known it. Tho men who havo heretofore led us havo not eiven sufficient attention to of government mis private 2. That we favor that Congress shall pass such laws as Bhall effectually pre vent the dealing in futures of all agri cultural and mechanical productions, preserving a stringent system of proce dure in trials as shall secure the prompt conviction, and imposing such penalties as shall secure the most perfect compli ance with the law. 3. That we favor the free and unlimit ed coinge of silver. 4. The we favor the passage of law prohibiting the alien ownership of land, and that Congress take early steps to de vise some plan to obtain all lands now owned by alien and foreign syndicates, and that all lands now held by railroads and other corporations, in excess of such as is actually used and needed by them, be reclaimed by the government and held for actual settlers now. 5. Believing in the doctrine of "equal rights to all and special privileges to none." we demand that taxation, .Na usea to the ex that the thrt Tirohlems f. nf tho necessities of the pcople.They had denounced the pro- tional and State, shall not be tictive tariff. The same set of scoun- build up one interest of class at n;A fha tariff taxation nense of another. We believe which Vance, for twelve years, has been money of the country should be kept as ..rlVT. Lt,,wi0h0i "National much as possible in the hands of the Banks The Bible tells of a man who people, and hence we demand that all nun niritfl in the mouth of revenue National, State or County, shall tho dragon. If I wore to interpet it, 1 1 bo limited to the necessary expenses of Bunn man whether he tavored Mr. Stroud's or Mr. Scarborough's nomina- ion. He was glai that no hard feeling had been engendered. Re ceiving the commission, with your aid, we will march to certain victory in .No vember next. His conduct in refusing to sign the demand cards was not be cause he was not in favor of those de mands. He declined to sign the card because the man who presented it had a letter in his pocket which Mr. Bunn had writen six weeks ago in answer to these demands. I would be less than a mm to sign them just previous to the convention. I am here to stand upon the platform of this convention as firmly as the rock of Gibralta. I intend to make myself un derstood. There is a living issue to-day. Benjamin F. (irady Nominated for CongressOn the 179th Ballot. (Special to State Chronicle.) Clinton, N. C, July 24. After the longest and most exciting session ever known in the congressional convention of the Third district, Benjamin F. Gra dy, of Duplin county, was nominated for Congress. The other candidates were Wharton J. Green, C. W. McClammy,C. B. Aycock and Mr. Thompson; and it took just one hundred and seventy-nine ballots to de cide upon a choice. Mr. B. F. Grady is a native of Du plin county, and is fifty-five years old He graduated at the State University in 1857 with high honors, and iu 1859-61 he was Profttisor of Mathematics and Natural Science in Austin College, at Huntersville, Texas. When the war came on he entered service and was a ser geant in the Confederate army duiing the struggle. He has made a fine reputation as an educator, and has been superintendent of public instruction for his counfy. He is a member of the board of trustees of the State University, and is a very val ued and efficient member of the visiting committee. He is a farmer and an Alli ance man. He is a man of strong and that some action be taken in regard to it so as to nullify the law, should it pass. But there is a wide diversity of sentiment as to what that action should be. There seems to be an even division on the subject of a boycott of northern products. About half the people want a convention called to arrange a course of action so that ail the South can act together in fighting and defeating the law. The New Orleans chamber of com merce and industry has adopted reso lutions declaring in favor of the pro posed convention. The States and Del ta warmly support the boycott proposi tion, and urges immediate action in calling the convention The Picayune thinks that a boycott against the North may become necessary, but that it is premature to propose it now. The Times-Democrat opposes both boycott and convention as being section al and savoring too much of secession times. It expresses the opinion that the force bill can be beaten and nullified without a convention. At Birmingham, Ala., yesterday sev eral hundred Republicans held a meeting and adapted a memorial, giving many reasons why the election bill should not be passed by the Senate. The memorial will be signed by several thousand Re publicans and forwarded to the Repub lican Senators at Washington. Other dispatches from various sections of the South show that there is a gen eral feeline of opposition to the force bill, but there is moie or less opposition to the boycott. The Legislative Candidates Want to Vote for VanceShort and Spicy Notes. Special Cor. of State CnoxicLE. Shelby, July 22. The county can vass opened yesterday at Polkville in No. 8. township. The number of candi dates this year is small, the clerk of the Superior court and the register of deeds having no opposition, and there being no announced candidates for county sur veyor or coroner. There are two can didates for sheriff, two for county treas urer, two for the Senate and one for the House. The candidates for the legisla ture have announced themselves to be in favor of returning Vance to the Sen ate. The Teachers' Institute began its an r ual session in the court house yester day. Capt. W. T. Bell, Miss Addie Gardner and county superintendent, J. A. Anthony, have charge of the insti tute this week. Next week Professor C. D. Mclvcr will hi in charge. George Doster, a young white man, was confined in irul last ni on the charge of breaking into J. B. Ham- right's distillery, near Grover, and steal ing twenty gallons oi whisky. John Ivb rts, co.ored, has also been put in jail charged w ith forging a note for $5 on a Mr. Waro, of King s Moun tain. Roberts claims that ho found the note and presented it to Mr. Ware to see whether or not it was good. During the storm on Thursday after noon the steeple of the Baptist church wras struck by lightning and one side of it damaged. There are no less than six protracted meetings being carried on in different parts of this county at this time. Quite a large excursion will leave this place and Rutherfordton next Tuesday for Charleston, S. C. The run will be made in eight hours. SENATOR VANCE Thanks the Editors for Their Able Vindication. Special Cor. of State Chronicle. Durham, N. C, July 23d, 1890. The following telegram has just been received and read from Senator Vance : Washington, D. C, July 23d, 1890. To W. W. McDiarmid, President N. C. Press Association. I desire through you to express my sin cere thanks to the press of the State for their recent able vindication of myself, and tender them my best wishes. Z. Ii. Vance, The following telegram was sent in reply . Durham, N. C, July 23, 1800. Ion. Z. B. Vance, Washington, D. C. The members of tne North Carolina Press Association, here assembled, ac knowledge the pleasure of your telegram and reciprocate your good wiehes, and eg to emphasize our continued esteem for you as an honored son of North Carolina. PRESIDENT HARRISON IN THE RING. Major Guthrie, a Republican, said last vigorous mind and is very wrell versed in night: "The time has come when no the political history of ;the country. He further reconstruction will again be a!- . J lowed in the country; and if it should is a life-long Democrat of the highest be attempted, I am a white man." type. He will be;electedto Congress by Faithful to the Constitution, we have a large majority and will serve his peo- ... . fir . rights which we will maintain, we are ple faithftllly and acceptably. Editor. auout to enter a camp tug u iu mvu on are aliKe interested. The farmers need relief. It can be had through the Demo- cratic party, ana aionetnac way. cnug He is Unanimously Endorsed by the your demands and engraft them into the . Cleveland Alliance. nomnnrafin nlatfrrm HTin fiVPTV man Will ' VANCE "TRUE AND TRIED." Democratic platfcrm and every man will stand hv the farmers. Then let us march together to victory. We are all farmers together. He returned his sincere thanks for the honor conferred upon him. The flag shall not trail in the dust. I will do my duty, and I see duty and determi nation depicted upon the face of every man before me. Reed & Co., shall not trample under foot the constitution. I was ready to fight for Stroud or Scar borough if they had been nominated. There is no room for differences no yoom for independents. During Special to the State Chronicle. Charlotte. N. C. July 21. Cleve land Alliance, of this county, unani mously adopted the following resolu tions : That we heartily disapprove of the article in the Progressive Farmer, re fleeting upon Senator Vance. That this Alliance unanimously en dorses Senator Vance, and regards him as a tried and true friend of the South, and especially of tho people of North the j Carolina. The Australian Pugilist .Meets a Hard Hitter in the Far West. By United Press. Marysville, Cal., July 24th. Four rounds were fought here last night by Peter Jackson, the Australian, and Tom Johnson, a local heavy weight, who ha3 gained some reputation on the coast as a hard hitter. Johnson proved no match for the Australian, but he stood up manfully and received heavy punish ment without flinching. He managed to make Peter work as hard during the four rounds as m any nght he ever had. Johnson has a peculiar stiff, left arm swing, and he got in a numer of blows on Peter's ribs which evidently told on the Australian. Jackson will sail for Australia on Saturday. THE WORLD'S FAIR SITE. Chicago Settles the Question and Ap propriates $2,000,000 to Fill in the Lake Front Site. By United Press.-J Chicago, July 24. The city counsel settled the World's Fair question yester day by agreeing to spend $2,000,000 in filling in the Lake front site. The land will be used as a park after the fair. Jackson park will also be used for some portions of the Exposition. Wouldn't Accept the Cottage as a Gift But Bought it at a Good Price. I By United Press.l New York, July 23. A special to the Tribune from Cape May, N. J.. says Mrs. Harrison said to night that the President had refused to have the cot tage presented as a gift, but because of liking Cape May so well and especially the cottage, he had bought it outright. The statement in the newspapers that the price was $10,600 was untrue, and the real price will not yet be made known. - CHIEF JUSTICE MERRIMON AND ASSOCIATE JUSTICE CLARK ENDORSED. The Second Judicial District Conven tion endorsed Chief Justice Merrimon and Justice Clark for the Supreme court. Caldwell county convention instructed for Merrimon and Clark for the 8upreme court and Bynum for the Supreme court. SHOT HIMSELF While Dressing for His Marriage. (By United Press.) ucalla, .ia., Juiy rate uarr, a popular young man shot himself dead Tuesday night while dressing for his wedding to Miss Rubie Weston. Busi ness troubles drove him to the deed. . Charleston Experiences an Earthquake Shock. (By United Press). Charleston, S. 0., July 24. A slight earthquaka shock was felt at 3:30 yes terday morning.