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not it v t lirotlh't
tin People Dl.n
and II i Gang.
'. (My United Press.)
.', Washington, D. 0., Sept. 10. Mr.
McKinley from the committee on ways
and mums reported back the tariff bill
with Sc..:;te amendments with tho rec
conmicudation that tho amend
ments bo non-concurred in. This
was at oneo considered in com
mittee f the wholo, and Mr. Mc
Kinley thou offered a resolution from
tho oi.mir.itteo on rules, but bfforo it
could In1 lead, Mr. Esloc, of Tennessee,
Ho ot-
YOiC fo a ';u
in teg-
JJr. Itiartiu KHlosjr ft( nominated lor
tin; House !;y t.ates.
In the Gates county Convention the
following ticket was nominated:
For the House of Representatives
Martin Kellogg.
For Clerk of tho Superior Court W.
T. Cross.
For Sheriff J. L. Egleston.
For Register of Deeds-Lycurgus
For Treasurer- James F. Bond.
For Coroner -Dr. R. II . Riddick.
For Surveyor "W. F. Eason.
Vance was endorsed.
Mr. Kellogg was a member of the
last House, and is an educated, thought
ful gentleman who thinks for himself
and has the courage of his convictions.
fieri of privib
fore I t:u 'I'i'.nwma: rc.nution:
Revive :!, I' hat the derk of tle IIcue
of R.pivn u utives be direct 1 to com
mut.ic ilo io tho Senate tho r'act that tho
Hou e it probates and condemns the
nttciMi-cci ol tli". lion, liobt. I'. Kenne
dey, a U:.i'ie;ei.t Uive from tho State tf
Ohio, dcliverul .n he House Sept. 8 J,
refit J big upon the character and
' ritv of the Hcnato as a body.
A', tho suggestion of the Speaker Mr.
Enloo withdrew his resolution for the
pnsen:, and Mr. McKiidey from the
committee on rules reported a resolu
tion for the irmned ate consideration of
tho tariff bill in the House. After two
houri.' general debate it .shall be in ordr
to move to non-concur in tho yenato
amend aunts in gro.-.s and agree to tho
commit tee of conference fu-kedforby
tho S.'mito. Tho House .shall without
lurther delay or other notice proceed to
vote on paid motion.
The previous qu stion on the resolu
tion was ordi rod -yeas 11G; nays 71.
.'.Mr. r.'ount, of Georgia, protested
rgam-t tins r'solution, contending that
it wui a p:tr-dy on deliteiation.
"'Mi. McMillan, of Teni ejs.-ee, a!f,o op
po.' d th'1 resoiutiou and criticized tho
committt eon rules for ri)oiting it. The
ihaj twv. in fvinens, litd detei mined
no: o.il'v that the minority should be
tliroith'd, but the Fin mod Knight should
be throtth. d.
Til..- re . oliiMon was then adopted,
yea-, til. Mays 72.
Mr. McKtnley, of Onto, gave a very
brief staieuieut of tho Senate ameud
meut.s but en cr(d into no argument as
to their propriety or impropriety.
.Mr. Fiower, of Kow Yoi'k, said that
tho ir,iated revenue for tho year was
i5i",,,,l, t';l ' his Congress had appro
pria'ed $llO,O(i(),U0o. What wnath.e need,
hea-i;e i, of this tariff bill? Why not
leave the pre ent lav as it was with an
aoieiidnn at for reciprocity which meant
r eiproi.'U.y, and not one of these jump-
Vinij j iekvthe string of wlncli tne t'resi- ;
dent could pull at any time?
Mr. Kanpihar, of New York, in behalf
of t!i i uilhoiis of po r people, who in-habit-
o cities on the, northern lakes,
ho; t1 1 that the Senato amendments in
rig ud to the duty on Ash would bo
vot; i'. down.
Mr. Fayson thought that in various
refpectH the bill as it passed tlio Senate
was preferable to the measure as it passed
the House. He spoke in favor of the
denuio amendment, placiug binding
twitie on thojieo list, and said that ho
-would bo delighted if a vo'to could bo
'liad concurring on that amendment.
... ' Turner, of (icorgia.criticised Fayson's
action in voting for tho resolution
looking to a nou-concurrenco on all the
.Setuto amendments aud then coming
before tho Uou-;o and whining for free
jMnding twine.
Ur. l'uyson replied that the gentle
n;? was mistaken. He had voted agaiast
ttM ic.?lutiou, and iustead of speaking
whi,.'i:;:'!v. had spoken rather defiantly
Ir. Turner then proceeded to attack
tho method bv which tho Republican
,m:.K,ritv ruil't4 business through the
I .1 " ' w
Mr. Wheeler, ol' Alabama, inveighed
'a.M.-.r the inconsiderate haste in which
the J!'-ufjp was called upon to pass upon
a n;' ...vire which involved every business
intent in tho country.
The Scute amendments woe not con
car red in. yeas 120; nays 82.
Mr. Fnloo then called up his resolu
tion in regard to Mr. Kennedy's speech
K ''-'ptombcr.'l
Wjr- rosvcnor, of Ohio,
JJ-t' or that the
npt tu oriic.
""'Mr. Failoo
not well taken.
We do not doubt that a man can be
self respecting and be a Republican; but
wo know that he cannot support the
mongrel ticket nominated by Wake
county Republicans yesterday and do
his duty as a patriot unless he believes
that tho negroes ought to rule.
The Democrats of Polk county have
nominated I. C. McFarland for the
It is now thought that non. W. A. 13.
"Branch will poll the largest vote polled
.s'nee the war. The First District will
beat its record by giving, not only Mr.
Rranch, but ail the nominees the largest
majority ever known in the district. Al
ready several Republicans have said
thoy are coing to vote for Branch, and
some have even quit the Republican par
ty. Plymouth Beacon.
Messrs. Avery and Reid, the Demo
cratic nominees for the Senate in
this district, opened the ball at Lenoir
last Wednesday, addressing a large au-
lienve of Caldwell s solid citizens. B-th
f the speakers made a fine impression,
inid Mr. Avery's maiden political effort
wen him mnch applause. The Senato
rial candidates will make a tine canvas i
of the district. Movanton Herald.
Dr. T. B. Twitty has been nominated
for the Senate from Rutherford and Folk
counties. lie has served twice as a
State Senator is a genial gent'emau;
a conscientious, experienced aud wist,
legislator, and a Democrat of the strair
est sect. The Chronicle is rejoiced thal
Dr. Twitty is to come brek. There will
be need of men with experienc d aud
couservati.su such as ho possesses.
It was a Farce in two Acts. --Alter a
Good Deal of Rehearsing the Cut and
Dried Proceedings Were Enacted.--Self-Respecting
White Men Cannot
Support Candidates Nominated by
Such a Convention.
A few weeks ago there assembled in
Raleigh a gathering of the best and
most patriotic citizens of the county
(look and see) delegates to tho Demo
cratic County Coovention. It was a
body composed of the best farmers, bus
iness men, mechanics, lawyers, doctors,
and all other callings. It was a con
vention of such character that any man
might be proud to say that he was a
member of it. It nominated a ticket of
upright, consistent gentlemen who are
worthy of the support of every self
respecting white man in the county.
Yesterday another convention wa3 held
in Raleigh. Tho contrast was striking
between yesterday's crowd of revenuers,
office-holders, and negroes, and the con
vention of two weeks ago. Upon enter
ing the Hall, the first object that attract
ed attention was the great black cloud
that filled the place negroes from Ral
eigh, negroes from the country districts
had 80 out of 100 delegates. "We ne
groes eomposo the Republican party,"
was never better illustrated. Nearly
every motion was made by a negro, and
the leader of the Wako Republicans
Chas. D. Upchurch was placed in nom
iuation by an inky-black son of Ham,
1 1 n T t 1 T .
wno nailed trom irony bpnngs. it was
a convention of men who are not com
petent or patriotic enough to name a
ticket for the great county of Wake. In
putting one of the nominees in r:1
lion, a negro saiu: e want men waoia
Democrats as well as Republicans will
vote for," acd he added, "and Demo
crats will vote for them, too." Ho was
app.auuea. bname on tne wnite man
and white men who make such a spsech
possible ! It was a sickening sight to
saw every blessed official plumb that hr-.d
a drop ot jnice in it fall into some white
Republican s month. And all this was
done in the face of colored demands and
colored conventions, and nigger talking
and whooping.
Negroes are Still Soiid.
White men of Wake ! Don't fail into
apathy because you think the niggers of
Wake will split, aud that this split will
make it easy for Democrats to win the
county. The negroes will vote against
you en masse. Wi 11 you be found want-
ing in your efforts to bring out and poll
the full white man's strength of Wake ?
The county convention was called to
meet at 12 o'clock.
been drilled and he asked his friends to
vote for Adams.
Then tho wholo crowd yelled for
Adams again.
One very black and very chunky and
very greasy nigger from Holly Springs
got up and sang the praises of Adams.
He said :
1 rise tor the puppss of gittin
nomernate er man er man.
My mother alius told me:
'Member well and bear in mind
A faithful friend is hard to rind,
" hen you find one good and true
Don't swap the old oil' for the new.
Cries of "Dats itP "Just listen at dat,"
"Talk on Ephraim," Ya, Ya, Ya, &c."
np to
on too till he frot the
viz: Adams. He Fiid: I tell ver:
Mr. Adams is a faithful friend. Wp
Shortly after that hour, the delegates don't want ter swop him. W nnf nt
began to assemble. And oh! my soul, time to swap bosses. If we do we gwine
wnat a combination ot colors and grease ter be sorry. W e II have the boss fever
and dirt. But the convention did one if we do. Did vou ever have do hnsr. f(-
good thing. It made one white Repub
lican put on a clean shirt and black his
shoes, and no mortal man remembers to
have ever seen him on such a stupen
dous "dike" before. He had set him
self to do some tall orating in the con
vention, but when he saw that gang his
soul sank in a sink of sickness, and his
voics was not heard during the day.
But about the convention. There were
just about one hundred delegates Twen
ty of them were white men. The other
eighty repie3en'.ed every color from that
of a light yellow clay fiower pot to the
strongest suggestion of Stygian dark
ness. If the convention had been thorough
ly clean and bright lookiug, it would
have produced something of a kaleido
scopic effect; but as it was it presented
the appearance of a crazy quilt, which
had been dragged over a muddy yard by
a "yaller" dog. t:-
The relegation came close up around
the stage, and the rear of the hall was
filled by a great many people who drop
ped in to see the circus.
ver. lou has it when you swap bosses,
cause you always gits bit. Den
you lay wako and wished you hadn't
swopped. Dat's de boss fever. Its wuss
den typhoid fever; causo when you
got de typhoid fever you kin sleep yo'self
mighty nigh to death; but when ycu got
de hoss fever, you cant sleep a wink no
This speech just run the whole house
crazy and the convention whooped and
hurrahed for Adams some more and elec
ted him bv a vote of 8G to 1G over Mer
ritt. For Treasurer.
A negro from Wako Forest nominated
W. W. Wynne for treasurer, and he was
declared the nominee.
For Coroner.
Dr. Marshburn was, at the suggestion
of a negro delegate, ncmiuated for coro
ner. Nominations for the Senate.
When the nomination for State Sena
tor was announced in order, Ham Jones
got up and nominated D. P. Meacham,
and in his nominating speech he said
They didn't exactly see tho fun they that Meacham was popular with the Al
wanted to seo, for the experience of f or-
mer conventions of this ilk told Logo
Harris what he would have to contend
with, so he was careful to have every
thing cut and dried aud ready to be
boasting tnat
raised the
resolution was
Heudersou has organized an enthusi
astic Democratic club, and elected the
following delegates to tho Statu Demo
ciatic Club convention: W. R. Memy,
A. C. Zollicoffer, C. W. Raney. J. II.
Dunn, Dr. W. l Cheatham, M. Dorsoy,
Col. W. H S. Rurgwyn, E. O. Butler,
Cipt. W. T. Harden. Alternates: E P.
Satterwhite, Dr. J. II. Tucker, J. D,
Cooper, J. L. Kelly, L. R. Crocker, W.
S. Parker, B. A. Capchart, Irving Green
and Z. T. Garrett.
tho bus:
thev named would command the sup
port of Democrats. The Chronicle
believes that the white men of Wake
county will resent such a claim by being
true to their own party. A vote for any
nominee of their convention is a ratifi
Tuat is all there is of it, and the Chron
icle has n idea that Democrats who re
tain a measure of pelf-respect will hi
loiuer led around and bossed by negroes
au.i thru- ailios.
lr any man nominated by yesterday's
convention wants the vote of any Demo
crat, let him come out and repudiate
the convention that nomiuated him.
Unless he does that, he shows that he
prefers the favors and the votes of the
negroes to the support of white men.
As he makes his bed, so let him lie!
The Preliminary Caucus.
There were two acts in yesterday's va
riegated performance The "bosses
knew that if they turned the negroes
loose in the convention they would illus
trate what Delegate John Ray said they
reminded' him of : "What fools these
mortals be." And so a long rehearsal
was held in the court house m the morn
ing, and a full dress rehearsal was had.
The proceedings of the convention were
cut and dried; the officers named; the
ticket nominated, and every fellow drill
ed in his particular piece. It took some
time to train all the actors m the perfor
mance, and the local managers had im
ported Mb. M. L. Mott, the fiery son
of his daddy, who wants to see bayonets
at tho polls m North Carolina, to assist
in the duelling.
The First Round.
This caucus was composed of a mix
Gilmer will undoubtedly bo elected by a ture of men of every conceivable color;
large majority." and it was together a laughable and dis-
gusting scene to see the whole raft hud
Mr, J n. Miller, nf OrtlrUhnrn. who is died together inside the bar, with now
a deaf mute, has been appointed to and then a white man and a nigger rub
teach in the colored denartment of the blQg thtir noses together white confab-
rinaf and rnmli nhf.nl nt. Tf nlpicrh TTa bing over some unsettled matter. These
ivnd tna: s the way most oi
did go through.
The Proceedings.
Logo Harris was made permanent
Harris accepted the nomination. He
made a few remarks, in which he said
that "we have never failed to carry the
county when we were united."
Democrats should note this and feel
the necessity of a great and close unity
among themselves.
If all the professing Democrats in
Wake county shall vote the full
ticket, the Democrats will not fail
to caiuiy the county. 1)0 you mind
nams enverea a lecture on order
to tho crowo, and announced that n-.
personalities would bo allowed. Harris
talked for somo time in the spirit
agreed upon in tne caucus to his "nig
gers" and office seeking "hangers-on,"
and then announced that nominations
for permanent secretary were in order
liance, and said that he would poll Alli
ance votes; that he stood well with
the Democratic tarty, and would poll
many Democratic votes. This gigantic
statement had something of a paralytic
effect on the wholo gathering, for neith
er tho delegates nor the Democratic
spectators present could exactly compre
hend the immense amount of gall neces
sary for the making of such statements
to an audience in which there wa3 any
J no. R.'Jlay bobbed up again and nomi
nated Henry Keith for the Senate. He
was going'on to tell what a friend to the
laboring man Keith was, but his voice
was drowned by groans and hisses from
all over the hall and the negroes liter
ally made him sit down. Lege Harris
told Ray that Keith "wouldn't run" if
nominated, but Kay wouldn't withdraw
Keith's name, because he said he wanted
to vote for Keith and would do it.
J'm Young got up and whooped 'em
up for Meacham. lie didn't care what
party the senatorial nominee belonged
to, just so he was against the Democrats
While Young was speaking, the eighty
niggers! and twenty white "office seek
ing" hangers on applauded him and sent
up such responses as "lalk on, "Yes,
A "yaller man" with gray, grizzled yes;" "Dat's it;" "Give it to 'em
Hon. James W. Reid, a prominent cit
izen of Idaho, was made president of the
first Democratic convention. He made
a brilliant speech. lie was offered the
nomination for Congress, but declined
it. He is succeeding finely at the prac
tice of law.
The Swain county Herald pays a hand
some tribute to 11. D. Gilmer, Esq., the
Democratic nominee for the House in
Haywood, and says: "Mr. Gilmer is a
gentleman whom wo know stands high in
tho legal profession, and is one of those
men about whom Shakespeare would say:
A form and combination indeed whereon
every god hath since set his seal to give
the world the assurance of a man.' Mr.
beard, nominated F. M. Sorrell for per- "Whooy;" Whoopee;" "Hoop."
manent secretary. This was a sort
ti uoLuusiic-ii io iuu oig ring wnicu n
been in the committee conference in the
morning. The negro had forgotten his
piece and it was such a surprise to them
that they were stupefied. The bargain
had been that Jim Young (col.) was to
be elected secretary, and here a breach
was about to occur. Nobody seconded
Sorrell's nomination, and somebody
wanted to know if Sorrell was a delegate,
Sorrell said : "I don't want it." Then
somebody nominated Jim Young (col.)
and he was elected with a whoop.
Upchurch's Particular Friend Nomi
nated linn.
Sam Clemens, a black delegate from
Holly Springs, nominated Charles D.
Upchurch for clerk of the superior court.
Nobody else was presented and Charley
Upchurch was nominated by an accla
matory and stentorian viva voce vote of
about eighty negroes and twenty white
men. And then there was an effort at
1 m
a unanimous yen. me negroes were
am ! Meacham! Aieacham!
Somebody nominated Fulton Upchurch
for the Senate, but he was withdrawn,
(it was not on the programme,) and the
chair announced that only the name of
Meacham was in nomination.
John Ray insisted on his nomination
of Keith, but the chair said, "Keith told
me he couldn't and wouldn't accept the
nomination, and I will not allow his
name before the convention." Meach
am was then declared the nominee of
the convention for the Senate.
Nominations for the House.
v nen this part ot the busmes3 was
reached there was a cyclone of nomina
tions which rolled down upon the con
vention under a dark cloud ; for nearly
every man who got up to make a nomr
nation was a nigger, and most of them
very dark. Eight or ten men were put
in nomination and eight or ten delegates
seconded the nominations, and there was
some whooping nominating speeches.
down." It would have been shameful
t j see a Raleigh printer treated with
such disrespect if he had not brought it
on himself. The Chronicle believes
m the printers, and it is ashamed
that one of the number should havo
brought shame upon tho craft by sab
mitting to the dictation of negroes to
"set down." And worst of all, he obeyed,
after telling the negroes that their con
duct recalled the immortal words of
Shakespeare: "What fools these mortals
be !"
Register J. P. H. Adams was in tho
hall early ;in tho game and was hob
nobbing with negro delegates and puf
fing his cigar smoke in their faces in the
most familiar and confidential kind of
He Preached the Dedicatory Sermon
of St. Paul Methodist F. Church in
Goldsboro Sunday.
Special Cor. of State Chronicle.
Goldsboro, N. 0., Sept 15. Yester
day was a great day for Methodism in
Goldsboro, the occasion being the dedi
cation of Saint Paul M. E. Church South,
There were many visitors. Among the
visiting clergy were observed Rev. Dr.
J. T. Harris, Rev. Dr. F. L. Reid, Rev.
W. S. Roan, Presiding Elder of the Dis
trict, Rev. W. W. Rose of the Freemont
Circuit, Rev. M. M. McFarlan of Saint
John M. E. Church, Goldsboro.
Owing to failure to make connectioa
at Atlanta, Bishop Galloway failed to
arrive in time to preach on Sunday
morning, and his place was supplied by
Rev. Dr. Harris, who had formerly been
pastor of the church. Dr. Harris
preached one of the ablest and most prac
tical sermons it has ever been our good
fortune to hear, and it was a great pleas
ure to his mauy friends in this commu
nity to have him once more among them.
Much to the general regret Dr. Reid
and Dr. Harris were compelled to leavo
that afternoon and could not remain to
take part iu the dedication services at
The Bishop arrived at 3 o'clock in the
afternoon and preached at night to the
largest congregation that has ever as
sembled in the church. The services
were exceedingly interesting. The vol
untary at the opening of the service was
rendered by a choir of about 30 voices
and was magnificent. The Bishop then
read hymn No. G93, which was sung
with great effect by tho great congrega
tion, led by the choir.
Rev. Mr. Rose then offered prayer.
Rev. Mr. Roan read tho first lesson from
Gen. 23th chapter, 11th aud 12th verses,
i a elusive.
The second lesson was read by Rev.
li, 11. Hall, the faithful and beloved pas
tor of tho church, from Hob. 10th chap
ter, 19th to 22 J, inclusive.
The Bishop read hymn No. G97,which
was sung by the choir and congregation.
He then announced as his text, II
Chronicles, chapter G, verses 2 to 11 in
clusive, and preached what is regarded
as one of the ablest, most eloquent and
effective sermons this people ever heard.
It wa3 full of sense, piety and practical
advice. It is not intended to attempt a
synopsis of the effort which is looked
upon as being a good ono. Bishop Gal
loway is a great favorite with our people
and they know him better than any
bishop in the college. They have been
favored several times with hia presence
aud have rejoiced to hear him expound
the Word of God.
After the sermon, a thanksgiving offer
ing was made by the congregation, and
tho simple and solemn dedication ser
vice took place, Jas. W. Bryan, Esq., in
behalf of tho official members of tho
church offering the church for dedica
tion. At the conclusion of the service
the Bishop pronounced the benediction.
The Bishop addresses the Missionary
Society this afternoon at 4 o'clock, and
will preach again to-night.
The Bishop is stopping at the hospita
ble homo of his kinsman, our esteemed
enthusiastic at the nomination of Up- calls and much gas and morc confusion
Balloting began, and after many roll townsman, A. J. Galloway, E?q., whero
ccnided tTio point was
3i saqubnun -ui-
not well lilKuu. f " .? tho in
inL' the dignity of tho Jlousoa.nd the in
' i S Ko.ne. Tho gcntlemai
Km too Mr. Kennedy) had no more
right to make a personal ff k
member than ho (Mr. Euloe) had to , jtat
iu uo "- . fW Hifl
that the Speaker was coiiuy
Preidem was a criminal. .
Mr. Hay no, of Pen .neylvama, ud that
he oucuired iu the remarks ot tho gen
tle mau.
A lt'm Incitement Caused by the Ala
bama Farmer' Alliance.
I By United Press."!
Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 15. Tho
Farmers' Alliance scheme to corner tho
cotton err p of tho South and hold it for
. botter prices is exciting tho most ab-
eorbir.g interest. Telegrams received
yesterday from four or five of the biggest
cotton producing counties in the State
are to the effect that nearly all of tho
. crop is being hold on tho farms, and
very litth jis Jinding its way to market.
Alliance leaders aro sending about cir
culars urgiug tho members to stand together.
is a very bright and well educated young
man (educated at Raleigh and New
York), and will demonstrate his superior
scholarship and high capacities. Mr.
Hugh Miller, of Goldsboro, wont up to
Chapel Hill yesterday to fill the position
of assistant professor to the chair of
chemistry at the Uuiversity. This is a
very high compliment to a nineteen year
old young man. Both of these young
men are sons of Dr. J. F. Miller, of
The Republican Win a Sweerdnj
tory in Wyoming.
By United Press.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Sopt. 15. Returns
from ten counties in Wyoming show
that tho Republicans havo elected tho
entire Stato ticket. Clark is elected to
Congre&i over George Bock, son of tho
lato Senator by 2,000 majority. Tho
Stato legislature will bo Kepublicao by
tmtiy-UYO Uiajviii'jr vu jymt unuuu
(Winston Republican.)
Chas. II. Moore, colored, the inde
pendent candidate for Congress in this
district was a member of the delegation
gent by the State Colored Convention
to lay the grievances of their race before
tho President and was in Washington
with tho delegation last week. General
Clarkson, chairman of tho Congressional
Executive Committee sent for him, and
its rich to hear Moore relate the inter-
ew. The sum of it all was, Moore
told General Clarkson that if he would
take Brower down he .Moore would
come down-otherwise the going down
of the sup on Novembor 4th would find
him still in the field and with a larger
vote in at least three counties cf the dis
trict than Brower.
Many will remember that in the Brow
er-Morehead canvass two years ago
Brower boasted that he voted for a ne
gro against J. M. Worth a white man
for commissioner of the town ot mi
l . -1- I. A.
coniaoa were aiso cuaracierizea, in
some instances, by some familiar and
loving and cordial arm embraces between
white delegates and delegates of all oth
er hues and colors. It was so refreshing
to see such loving harmony eighty nig
ger delegates and about twenty white
delegates all "kanoodling" together
the w hite men pulling the wool over the
eyes of the 4,nigger3 and making them
believe they were running the whole ma
chine. It was very funny no, it was
very disgusting to common decency.
Some of the niggers had on shirts that
had nt had any intercourse with a wash-
tub m some weeks.
"Sumfin Fixed Up, Sho !
While the committee was in confer
ence in the court house wrestling in
many ways with various matters a
long string ot colored delegates was
seen to issue from the door and peram
bulate toward a bar. They went into
the bar. They suon emerged therefrom,
smacking their mouths some of them
smoking cigars and as they filed back
toward tho court house, one aged and
withered son of Ham who watched the
whole proceeding from a corner senten
tiously remarked: "Sumfin's been fixed
church and gave vent to their enthusi
Nomination for Sheriff.
Stewart Ellison (col ) nominated J.
Rowan Rogers for Sheriff, and he was
the result was the following nomina
tions for the House:
C. W. Hoover (colored barkeeper) 81
votes, Thos. R. Purnell Go, L M. Green
8G, and W. F. Upchurch 52.
The convention cast 102 votes all to
crrpfitftri wit h tpIIs
O- J I .1 Jil 1 J I 1 A.
Rut the veil wss a littl d.imneriAd hv geiuer aau me cuioreu uarKeeper got a
Jno. R Rav. fwhite) who srot nr and goa 101 01 iaem 03 me oanotinat nom-
uominated Robt. W. Wynne, for Sheriff.
There was about io Le some talk and
some wraugling over this which had not
been determined in the caucus, when
inated him. We heard a gentleman say
"He is the best Republican of the gang."
Watch the Professor.
This ended the business of the conven-
oil was poured on the troubled waters by tion, and Prof. Alex. Mclver, the He-
Mr. Wynue's son, who himself wanted publican nominee for Congress from this
the negroes to nominate him for Treas- district was called on for a speech,
urer, got up and said that his "papa" He had come into the hall during tho
wouldn't accept the nomination if ten- proceedings and was on the stand,
di red. Then John R. Ray got up and He said Abraham Lincoln was the
said, "Since I see it's no use to present founder of the main plank of the Repub-
a man who has not been already NOiii- lican uartv. that of the restoration of
nated I will withdraw Mr. Wynne's the Union. That wa3 what the Repub
name." lican party was striving to do. He at-
Then J. Rowan Rogers was, on mo- tempted to expound some great constitu
tion, nominated by acclamation, and tional question which fell a3 a Greek es-
up, sho !"
Subsequent events showed that the old
darkey's philosophy was not at fault.
J. C. L. Harris is chairman of the
executive committee, and when the com
mittee was in session an effort was made
by Eaton Bledsoe to oust Harris. Bled
soe nominated Ham Jones for chairman,
but Loge's strength was a little heavier
in a local way than some of the "kan
oodlers" thought it was. When this fact
was developed, Ham Jones withdrew
his own name, nominated Harris and
Airy aad justified the act on the ground Harris was elected by acclamation.
i,aVw CMrtrto,i tho better man. Then there was a lot of talk about
Now if Worth should be disposed to "harmony," "standing together," etc.,
return the compliment it would indeed and this little talk did service in the
seem the irony of fate or a case of a convention, for the eighty niggers "m
man's own chickens coming home to the interest of harmony' stood as still
roost as it was possible for them to do, and
there was another negro yell.
Nominated for Register ot Deeds.
Seth Nowell (col.) arose and nomina
ted J. P. H. Adams, for Register of
Wm. M. Brown, Jr., (white) nomina
ted Kemp Merritt. This was not on the
cut and dried programme, and Ham
Jones called Brown to him and began to
work on him to get him to withdraw
Merritt's name, but Brown wouldn't
withdraw. Then there was some fun.
Jno. Ray said he was tired of coming
to conventions here and voting for men
who took Democrats into their office in
stead of Republicans. He was in favor
of Merritt and hoped the convention
would nominate him. Then the crowd,
those who had forgotten the instruc
tions of the bosses, began to yell for
Merritt. But Stewart Ellison got up
and howled for Adams awhile, telling
the crowd they bad no time to be swap
ping horses.
Jim Young (col.) said that he was in
Mr. Adams' office and though he was
turned out after the election, Jim had I was
say upon the minds of the congregated
negroes. One by one, and in little
groups the delegates vacated the hall
until about two rows of seats in front
were occupied by coal black negres, with
a little sprinkling of white Democrats in
the hall, who were "watching the Pro
fessor" out of curiosity. Tho Professor
saw that any effort he could make would
fall flat, and he cut short his remarks.
A Note or Two.
One "yaller" man who managed to
fumble into the hall was so dead drunk
that ho fell into a chair in an utterly
helpless condition. Two officers took
him out and gave him quarters in the
"lockup" below the hall. From there
he could hear the yells from above, and
he would alwavs resnond with a maud
lin wheop.
many of our citizens are calling to pay
their respects to our distinguished visi
The members of the congregation aro
proud of their church, and there wa3
much emotion observed among them as
their beautiful offering, the result of
years of effort and and sacrifices, was
dedicated to the service of God.
Thankfulness to God coupled with a
remembrance of tho labors of the suc
cessive pastors whose toiU and prayers
havo consecrated the work, and especial
ly of that noble and fearless man of
God, the lato Rev. Dr. Robey, who super
intended tho laying of almost every
brick and tho driving of nearly every
nail, and who seemed to have built ui3
very life into the structure, but who, in
the providence of God, was not permit
ted to witness its dedication, all crowded
upon the memory of the great congre
gation, and their joy was chastened by
sorrow because "they should see his
face no more."
The church is a noble specimen of
church architecture, and is very attract
ive within and without handsomely
frescoed, lighted by electricity, heated
by hot air, and its seating capacity is
something over 700. It has four very
large and beautiful stained glass win
dows and several smaller ones, memori
als of the early members of the present
church. It3 cost complete wa3 117,500.
At the beginning of Rev. B. R. Hall's
pastorate thi3 year, there was a consid
erable debt upon tho church, which ho
has labored most earnestly to have paid,
The members of tho congregation co
operating with him and making a strong
effort, under t the stirring and untiring
efforts, which he has made, have paid
the entire debt, notwithstanding tho
unprecedented scarcity of money with
which our cotton section haa been afflicted.
One thing which wa? noticed in the
convention was a spat between John R.
Ray and Jim Young, in which they en-
dearinglv addressed each other a3
"hrother " On several occasions Rav nresent month. Tho exact
ordered by the negroes to "66 1 1 settled upon next week
The Danville Register has semi-official
information that Hon. Z. B. Vance will
speak at Yancey ville ono day during tho
uay wm oo

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