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DAILY. J i 1 Year tKm Months ! ru Mouths - - - - . 1 5(1 Tiik Weekly Chronicle (eight pages); One year f 1.2."). In clubs of five, f 1.00. Sample copies furnished on application. AlTltOl'lUATIOX HILLS. tiii: iioim: osiDi:iti; mm. Hi,- Altaic l'axwM the "Vellow Moiie I'ark" Hill-Mr. Vet Speak of an I iiwcriipiiloiiM Lolihj. !y Telegraph to the State Chronicle. Washington, May 10 (Senate) Mr. Mitchell presented a resolution in structing the committee on quadro trntennial to inquire into the desira bility of making an appropriation to enable the national guards of the va riom States to hold an encampment at the World's fir. Referred. A bill t uken up from the calendar to estab lish the boundaries of Yellowstone p;irk drew from Mr. Vest some strong remarks in regard to an unscrupulous lobby which he said was maintained in Washington for the purpose o" obtain in; H railroad charter through the Yel lowstone park and selling it to the Northern Pacific. The bill was. passed yeas 32; nays 18. At 2:20 the Senate went into executive session and remained until 5:40 and then ad journed until tomorrow. IlOUSK OK REPRESENTATIVES. The House passed a number of reso bilious to print various government re ports. Mr. Richardson of Tennessee mad-' a statement regarding the cost of the public printing and said that the amount expended last year ws $3, i'74.7.VJ, of which $315,890 had been recommended by the committee on printing, the remainder being that required under existing law. The House then went into committee of the whole on the sundry civil ap propriation bill. It was agreed that live hours be given for the general de bate. The present bill appropriates $25,l.p7,787, the bill of last year be ing $;38,3'J5,3G3. The debate was opened by Mr. Cogswell (republican) of Massachusetts, who said the bill was reported three months in advance of its usual time, the amount of the bill being reduced for political purposes. Mr. Kern of Nebraska spoke in favor of economical appropriations and re verted to the passage of the river and harbor bill yesterday; he had heard whispers of a steal in the bill, but he had no proof that such was the case; such rumors were heard in the lobbies and on the streets. Mr. Wilson (re publican) of Washington favored more liberal appropriations for .urveving the public lands us did Mr. Clark of Wyoming, Mr. SAt'K of Idaho, and Mr. Hermann of Oregon. Mr. Enloe (dem.) of Ten nt'sse criticised the coast geodetic sur vty and the high salaries paid to some f the officials.- He suggested an in vestigation and thought this bureau would prove a fruitful subject for con gressional inquiry. Mr. Dingley (rep ) of Maine, criticised the appropriation committee for the duplicity displayed in making up the till. Public build ings, lighthouses and many other im portant public improvements had been omitted and figures had been juggled to show the great economy practised by the democratic party. The com mittee then arose, and the House adjourned until to-morrow. i:rlng llrcakn Mown In Court. Telegraph to the State Chronicle. Sv.v York, May 10 John Lang don Erving, who has been assisting l'r. Parkhurst in the attempt to sup T.'ss vice in this city, broke down 'nipletely from the tremendous strain under which he has been laboring for "'ine time, while testifying in court '.-ttrday, to the atrocities committed in Marie Andrea's house in West I'ourth street. He was removed from 'he court room to his home in a car riage. The breakdown of Mr. Erving will probably cause a postponement of he case against Mrs. Andrea. i:lgecombe County Convention. PTlal to thf Stilt A ehrnnlAlo Tarhoro, N. C, May 10 The j ... w -"". 1 . '"niocratic county convention was har monious. Of the eleven delegates, f' vi n are untainted. All declare alle giance to the democratic party. Elia t'iirr was endorsed for Governor. The '"'unty officers were renominated. For " Senate, W. P. Mercer; House, Jsae Drake, W. T. Bailow. A ring 'ng platform was adopted. No third I'rty in it. Government Crop Report. y Telegraph to the State Chronicle. , Washington, May 10 The statis tical returns of the department of agri culture for May indicates an average jondition of 84 for wheat, against 81.2 1;it month. The weather has been j'w cold for rapid growth, yet the crop '' improved perceptibly. From Vir ginia to Pennsylvania there has been slli.'ht excess of rainfall, with low tern- feature, which has hindered work. spring 'iilat?CeidMVllle. Hl" '"lal to the sute Chronicle. Kkidsvillk, N. C, May 10 In a "Well game of tennis to-day between Onslow and Galloway for Greens (,or. Smith and Barnes for Reidsville, "nsboro won three sets to nothing. ' nrst series one set played; in second ' r'' s between T. C. Evans and R. C. "illoway for lfeWaville and Megsr8. r..Mit fned Whar'n for Greensboro, WW C to 2 in favor of Greensboro. rain fit0PPed on account of 1r . - - - V - - VOLUME XI. UaptlM Convention Adjourn. By Telegraph to the State Cnionicie. a , . Atlanta, Ga., May 10 Nash ... - vine was today decided upon as the next, nlepe rA tnntlr... C il -..1 next place of meeting for the Southern LJaptist convention, on the Friday be fore the second Sunday in Mayj 1893. Dr. Wm. C. Hatcher, of Richmond, Va., has been selected to preach the the annual sermon and Dr. J. Morgan Wells, of Fort Worth, Texas, was selected as his alternate. Dr. Gambrill, of Mississippi, made a report showing that the woman's mis sionary society as an auxiliary of this convention had done great work. In 1888, the first year of the society, $14,216 had been raised for foreign missions and $6,723 had been raised for home missions. In 1839, $18,716 had been raised for foreign missions $'2,057 fo- home missions. In 1890, $21,222 had been raised for foreign missions, and $10,014 for home missions. In 1891, $25,040 had been raised for foreign missions and $19, 247 had been raised for home missions. Dr. J. C. Iliden, of Virginia, pre sented a report of the committee on papal fields in which it was stated that Spain and France were just as good missionary ground as was Italy and the committee hoped it was not too visionary to look forward to missions in Spain and France. Dr. Hiden made a short talk about the report and so did Rev. W. D. Powell, the missionary to Mexico", and Dr. Theodore Whitegeld, of Va., after which the report was adopted. Rev. R. A. Eubanks, missionary to Africa, made a strong talk saying in the be ginning that some brother apologized yesterday because he had colored mem bers in his church. He hoped the same apology would not be required of him. He said $6,515 had been spent last year in Africa and it cost some thing over $200 to convert an African. Rev. Dr. Herring, of China, made a ringing speech on China, and Rev. C. W. Pruditt, of China, also spoke. During part of the morning session, Governor Northen presided over the convention. The convention adjourn ed sine die. Ut'tliK ll.i-.i of the Cotton Acreage. Hy Telegraph to the State Chronicle. New York, May 10 The Times this morning prints dispatches fiom its correspondents in a number of States in the Union, giving a careful and con servative Summary ot the acreage, con dition, prospects, and probable yield of cotton. The States from which the information comes are the lead ing ones engaged in the grow ing of the article named. The signiticint face about the cotton, is decrease in acreage. That there is such a decrease is reasonably certain, though opinions differ as to how great it is. Estimates run from 10 to 15 per cent, less in Louisana, to 30 to 35 per cent, less in Virginia. Drought has seriously affected the crop in some States; in others it is reported to be in excellent condition. The total yield will be less than last year. The Venezuelan I iimi rrectlon. Hy Telegraph to the State Chronicle. New York, May 10 A special dispatch to the Herald from Caracas, Venezuela, says advices have been re ceived there that an engagement has been fought a few miles south of Los Teques between 400 government troops and 350 insurgents. The insur gents left nearly one third dead :ind dying on the field when they finally retreated. The government's troops sustained a loss of only twenty-five killed and thirteen wounded. The government troops in this fight were under command of an American who was sent away from West Point be fore his term of study was completed, for a .its of insubordination. He after. i wards appeared in South America as j a civil engineer, and accepted a place " - - ...... . V. ' L V V CX i 1 I V y V.. in the dictator's army on account of the pay and promises of political ad vancement at th3 close ot the war. I'latt Favors Sherman. By Telegraph to the State Chronicle. New York, May 10. A special to the Press from Nashville, Term., says that tx-Senator Thomas C. Piatt, who arrived there last night said that he was for John Sherman for president. Mr. Phut is in Nash ville with nine other New York mil lionaires, each of whom said Mr. Piatt was engineering Sherman's boom, and his conference with chair man Clarkson next week will be with regard to pushing Sherman against Harrison. Overflow of the ."Missouri. I'.y Telegraph to the state Chronicle. Kansas City, Mo., May 10 The Missouri river is a raging torrent. It now stands 22 feet 3 inches and is rising at the rate of over an inch an hour. All the lower portion of Harlem, the village across the river, is inundated. Should the river continue to rise to night, the East bottoms will be under water and thousands of acres of market gardens will be ruined. Reports from south indicate that all the streams have overflowed their banks and much damage has been done to crops along the Kansas state line. The great ve.etable substitute for pills is commons Liiver Krgulator sick headache. Cures RALEIGH, N. C, Free Coinage of Gold. New Orleans Picayune. wucspuimcm nines iu relation to an article which recently appeared . ' 'f A correspondent writes in relation in the Picayune on the free coinage of gold, as follows: "If I recollect correctly the position of the writer is that the mint receives the fine gold and returns a like weight in gold coin to the depositor, leaving a profit of about 1 1 per cent, in the hands of the government. Is there not an error in this statement? Why should the owner of the fine gold sell it to the government for about $18,605 per ounce, when the dealers in bullion will give about $20.67 per ounce?" As the above shows a misapprehen sion of the fact as stated by us in the article in question, and as the matter is one of no little public interest in connection vith the general discussions upon coinage at this time, it will not be out of place to present some expla nation of the free coinage of gold. The United States Revised Statutes, section 3511, providing the denomina tions and values of the gold coins of the United States, declares that the unit of these coins shall be the one dollar piece of the weight of twenty five and eight-tenths grains, expressed in figures by 25.80. The half eagle, or $5 piece, shall weigh 129.00 grains; the eagle, or $10 piece, shall weigh 258.00 grains; and the double eagle, or $20 piece, shall weigh 516.00 grains, all troy weight. Section 3514 declares that the stand ard for both gold and silver coins of the United States shall be such, that of 1000 parts by weight, 900 parts shall be of pure metal and 100 parts of alloy. The alloy is not counted in the value of the coin, being a mixture of copper and silver, the latter being net more than one-tenth of the mixture. It will be seen then that all the coins consist of nine-tenths pure metal and one-tenth alloy. The one dollar gold piece must weigh 25.80 grains of troy. Of this weight 23.22 grains are pure goM and 2.58 grains are alloy. The other coins are all in the same proportion. At the rate of 23.22 grains of pure gold to one dollar, it will be seen that one ounce of pure gold con taining 480 grains, will be worth $20.67 and a very little fraction more. But since all our coin is alloyed to the extent of one-tenth, it will be seen that while an ounce of pure gold is worth, say $20.67, an ounce of United States gold coin is worth only $18.60, or thereabouts. Now when gold bullion is deposited in the mint for coinage its value in pure metal is ascertained, and then an equal weight of gold coin is paid for it. It is true that the government makes a erross profit of one-tenth on the transaction, but the cost of mintage, wasteage, and the like must come out of it, so that the net profit is not so large in the end, even if the government only pays $18. 60 for $20.67 worth of pure gold. But now for the question: "Why should the owner of fine sold sell it to the government for $18.60 when the dealers in bullion will give about $20.- 67 per ounce for it?" Who are these dealers? Fine gold is purchased in large quantities only by the mints of the several nations and by the great gov ernment and private banks of Europe, bold is worth more in England than elsewhere because England, not being a producer oi gold, must get it in the way of trade from other countries, and in order to draw gold in preference to silver the Bank of England in the lat ter part of the seventeenth century, under tne advice ot bir Isaac rsewton, master of the mint, increased the ratio of the value of gold over silver, so that gold was given a greater proportional paying power, thereby encouraging payments in eold. This movement forced a subsequent discountenancing ot silver in all other commercial coun tries and has resulted in a general demonetization of silver. Returning to the statement that gold is worth more in London than elsewhere, we find that, by act of par liament, the Bank of Englannd is au thorized to pay for fine (pure) gold 3,17 shillings and 9 pence per ounce. An act of the United States Congress fixes the value in America of the Brit ish pound sterling at $4.86.95, or four dollars eighty-six cents and nine and one-half miles. At this rate, the Bank of England pays for pure gold about $18.90 per ounce, or say 30 cents more than is paid by our government mints. But it costs something in freight and insurance to ship gold bullion to Lon don, and there would be very little profit in carrying fine gold from this country. Now, since the Bank of Eng land fixes the price of pure eold at $18.90 per ounce, it is not likely that any dealers will be found to purchase it at $20.67, when they would have to sell it to the great banks and mints at a loss. Anybody can deposit gold bullion in the mint and have it coined on the terms stated, and this is free coinage. But no person can have his silver bul lion coined there at any price. The government may or may not purchase silver, but it will not coin it for any body's private account. This means that there is no free coinage in silver. No one ever trier! Himmnna TJver T?ur. ulator without being satisfied with its effect. WEDNESDAY MOIIMXG. MEMORIAL DAY. nu: OHSKKVANCE OF Tin: 3IAKKi:o 13 Y HA IN. I A V Hon. II. II. It u n n the Orator at Kal eijih. Observance at V arious Point in the State. The ladies' memorial association yes terday morning decorated the stive at Metropolitan hall. In the centre on a line with the footlights was a portrait of Gen. William MacRae. This was adorned with small Confed erate flags and white roses. Alon the line of the stage were also flags and flowers. Above, on either side, were State flags, and over all ban nerets bearing the names of the commanders of the various brigades from North Carolina in the ContVde iate service. All tLis was in prepara tion for the memorial exercises, in honor of the Confederate dead. The weather was threatening and there was quite a down pour of rain at 3 o'clock. The capitol and the various State departments aud the banks were closed all day. The State flags were displayed on the capitol. By 4 o'clock the business houses were closed. De spite the weather Metropolitan hall was filled with people, a good propoi tion being ladies. The Confederate veterans entered in a body, and some of the veterans from the Soldier' Home were also present. The Gover nor's Guard and drum corps marched over from the armory, a few moments after 4. On the stage at the hall were the orator of the day. Hon. Benjamin H. Bunn, Congressman from this district; Gov. Holt, Capt. Coke, Maj. Finger, Dr. Sanderlin, justices Avery, Clark and Shepherd, Dr. E. B. Haywood, R. H. Battle, F:sq., and J. B. Batchelor, Esq.; the orator occupying a position in front. Owing to the sickness of the wife of the chief marshal, J. Wiley Jones, Esq., he was unable to be pres ent, and, at the request of the ladies, Capt. Coke assumed that position. The exercises opened with the singing of the hymn, ''Nearer, my God, to Thee," and in this the choir of the church of the Good Shepherd led, accompanied by trombone, cornet and llute, all being conducted by Prof. Pauli. Prayer was then offered by Rev. I. McK. Pittinger, rector of the church of the Good Shepherd. The hymn "This is a l.-L.-? Lour," v:u then sung, the audience joining Capt. Coke introduced Car-i. Bunn. flip nrntnr in liic ii--u.il 4".,..... '.. ,...T , i . -.0 uJU luiu-iui oi.yie, oiiu p.wu i muuie to ine uevotion shown each recurring vcai by th noble ladies memorial association, which he termed "a blessed conservator ot war memories." He announced that the subject of the oration would be. the life and military services of (Jen. William MacRae, a valiant North Corolinian. The orator of the day, he declared, was able to do iustice to the ouujeci oi lutj me 01 one ot the hrst men in the State in peace and war, having himself been the gallant com mander of the sharp-shooting corps of MacRae's brigade. There was irreat aonlause jis the orator began his address. Ir. ISii nit' AtltlresK. He said he was unaccustomed to speaking on occasions of this kind. He began by speaking of certain subjects relative to the war, leading up to the particular subject, Gen. MacRae. He asked why May 10 was a legal holiday in North Carolina, a day devoted to this particular purpose. Just twenty nine years ago to-day, when Southern people were praying for their cause, the news came that Stonewall Jackson was dead. He expressed the belief that with the death of Jackson began the death of the Confederacy. The brigade which MacRae led marched into Gettysburg on the famous march into Pennsylvania. He then sketched .- 1 1 the work ot MacRae's brigade on the first day's fight there. The victory won that day was lost by the deaih of Jackson, fcr he would have marched his corps up in time. The loss sustained by Pettigrew was greater than that in any army in any war. The losses and the heroism of Herny K. Burgwyn's regiment, the 26th N. C, have never been surpassed. North Carolina will fall short of her duty if she does not erect a monoment to the soldiers of that regiment at the spot where Burgwyn fell. He also paid a a high tribute to the 47th and 52d N. C. regiments. The facts recounted made it clear that this 10th of May is the anniversary of the death blow of the Contederacy. He touched lightly upon the third day's fisrht. Lee made a great error there, but the stake was a grand one. Had he won it, he be lieved that the southern army would have been successful. He spoke of the battles of the war and the number of men engaged. One thing which was strange and about which little was ever said, was that there were over 700,000 soldiers in the Union army who went from the Southern States. As to the enlistments in the Confederate army they could not be fig ured out as exceeding 600,000. It was no wonder that the South failed. The only won out so for which son could ! der was that the South held ' held at Oakdale cemetery. The pro- neonl: 3. That we will stand by the i dorse the McKinley bill and denounce long. He spoke of the cause j cession formed there as follows: Col. i democratie. t.rtv until it ce.aea to be ! the democratic maioritv for nassinz the South fought. Notrea- W. C. Joaes, Second regiment, and i a nartv of the neoole and for the. neo-: the free-wool bill and practically in- be laid at the door of those Staff: the "Wilmington LiaV.t TrsfantrvJ r,l .;tlir Istut.. r.r Vntionul " struct s for Blaine. MY IK 1802 ho followed the Voi.querei banner." j I he war is over, the issues settled; the country all united, and those who i , once wore the gray are rfbw ready to de-! mayor of Wilmington; the ladies' me tend the country. He alluded to G. n. I mnrwl .t. ti :.i x- , Grant smagnamrmty,,n checking Pres- .a..wiucii. xtc. ucii. vjihiii maue uis prepara tions lo take the command of the army from the President ar.d protect Let with :ill his forces. Hr alluded to an other case in which Mrs. Clay ( Miss Constable, formerly of Franklin coun ty) was concerned. .She was rudely treated by the President when she made efforts to release her husband, who was confined at Fortress'Monroe on a charge of treason. Grant gave an order for his release, as he had been paroled, and the h ippy woman took her husband away from the cell. The speaker alter this preface be gan his sketch of Gen. William Mac Rae, of Wilmington, X. C. He was born in 1834, and was the son of Gen. Alex. MacRae. His mother was a daughter of Mr. McClammy. He had the sturdy and brave Scotch an cestry. He was a civil engineer by profession, and at the outbreak of the war promptly enlisted. His merit won him rapid promotions and he was in 1864 put in command of Petti grew's brigade. Under his command it feared nothing. One of its features was its corps of sharpshooters, o two hundred men, which in nearly every battle led the brigade into action. There were live compa nies of these, of 40 men each. At BristolStationGen. MacRae distinguish ed himself by his gallantry, heading a charge on a battery at short range, and at Second Manassas and Malvern Hill and Ream's Station won the highest compliments of his superior officers for his intrepidity. The sketch of the lat ter battle was fom ful. MacRae's nun there charged with loaded riiles into the enemy's lines, and met with feeble resistance. The other brigades followed this successful chaige, aided by 1 gram s artillery. 1 he speaker said j that while there were eulogies of olli- j p . ... cers, no words of praise should bt arMr,Hi,Ur;,.,t -ir i sp.irea lor the private soldiers, who on ' ; m i; i i . l i every luld did their duty and won un- . . J. . aym; lame. J-very sold er in Mac-1 T'u . 'i..; 11 i i i" Ivac s brigade, he said, knew him per- nn.,lW 7t.i m.,,,1? . sonally, and Macltue s acquaintance i ,v , r . . With his men was equally thorouch. It .. . , r ui,t. , - , , was said ol him. " hen he. coiiimnTKi -il c" '- linn, ) uen ue eoiiinianu.'U . . . , u saj .uc uest company in l he. recnmr'Tit: wli.-n !ip rim.n.ml.l la regiment, it w;u th i..;ct r,mn.nt i i i 0 . . m me ongaue; wnen he commanded a I brigade, it was th;; best brigade in the division." The exercises were ended by the singing of the hymn, '-America," in which the entire audience rose and joined, the musical part of the pro- 'ramme bein-i printed, and then "Cant Coke announced that the remaicder of the services would be at the cemetery i Not nearlv as manv neonl went thr 1 .v..wy Hi uiunj pinic ciit iueie as usual. A nrocession was formed 1 - - j 1.. r.yl...! I... t... .1 - .1 1 iicnucu uy iui; uruui corps, mere Oeinr 111 line me governor s uuaru and a small numher ot Confederate veterans on fot. Mr. W. C. IStroi.ach and two assistants, mounted, acted as marshals. The ladies' memorial association was in carriages. Other I'oints in lUe Male. At Goldsboro yesterday th-re was a procession composed ol a drum corps, the Goldsboro Rifi. s, the Confederate veterans, the fire department, the la - dies' memorial association, the pupils of the public schools and citizens. At the cemetery Rev. C. L. Hoffmann of - fertd prayer and th-re was an oration liIl5vill,-, Pleasant Grove and Brower by Mr. J. E. Robinson, editor tf the ; townships all instructed tor Holt and Argus. The graves were then decor-, Bradshaw and send straightout demo attd and a salute was fired by the 1 cratic delegates. Goldsboro Rifles. Mr. Henry Lee was chief marshal. 1 correspondent, writing about the At Charlotte there was a procession I Jhnston county democratic convention, headed by the band of the naval re - serve batu.lion, followed by the Con ranft post of the Grand Army of ti,e delegation who is not a straight dem Reoublic, school children, the battalion ! otTHt' and 1 ,hink aft,-r th(i ,irst hiiU of naval reserve artillery, the Hornet's ' lot tL,; sollJ legation will vote for Nest rillemen and Queen Citv Guards. I Gov- IIolt- He w,n flftfctn vot-3 Thlj mar,.l,.,i a ii-i j . cnapiain, alter wmcn the irraves were r ..... . ' decorated, including that of a Federal soldier. After the exercises the mili- tary marched to Independence square, wh.re there was dress parade, followed by practice with the Gatling gun by the reserve battalion. At Fayetteville there was a proccs - sion in which were the Confederate,! veterans, the band of the Fayetteville tj..i i i. Tr.A 1 .t Independent iJght Infantry and that historic organization, and the school children. The chief marshal was Maj. W. F. Campbell. The orator of the day was John S. Long, Esq., of New born. At Newbern there were in the pro cession the Confederate veterans, fire men and their band, and tho school j children. The orator of the day was Col. Wharton J. Green, of Fayette - ville, whose theme was the life and 1 military services of Gen. Robert Pan- son. At ViimiDf?ton the exercises Were I toffie nilincr (S -A fir msnoritv of the Missoula to-dav. The resolutions en- XUMIiEl! Capt. J. H. Daniel; Capt. Samuel A. Ashe, orator, and Rev. Dr. L. L. Xah. .-hanlain. M. ' i j lantrv association; New Hanover Camp . urvivors association, Confederate vtt trans; Confederate veterans of the army, navy and marines, not nieml-rf of associations. The following was the order of exercises: Music by Pr f. Miller's band; prayer by Rev. Dr. Nash; music by choir; memorial ad dress by Capt. Asdie, the subject as signed being, "Has a State the Ri2bt to Secede?" call o! the roll of honor; salute by the military. I'olltleal Current. In the Catawba primaries the pre cincts stand about equal between al liancemen and non-alhancemen. The third party was not mentiontd. In Carteret county at the demo cratic primaries the straightout demo crats carried the day, electing full sets of delegates in all the townships. At the democratic primary of Neu?e River township, Mr. E. C. Bedding fidd was chairman. The following delegate were elected to the county convention: George W. Norwood, Frank E. Weathers, ElWrt Riddick. Junius Holloway, alternate. News comes in slowly fiom the Wake primari -s. It is learned that in Mid dle Creek straight-out democrats were chosen. In Little River town.-hip there was trouble and the third pji re captured the primary and elected all the delegates on the. St. Louis plat form. New Light primary went solidly democratic, it is also learned. The democratic primary of Cdar Fork township was held at Morris ville and elected the following dele gates: W. M. Arnold, S. C. Marcom, W. H. Pennington, F. L. Merritt, J. B. Herndon and M. L. Carlton. Har mony prevailed and the meeting was in If iinrr urit 1i .-r. .A ...1 - .... 1 social feeling which is characteristic of Morrisville. lut K"ing genueineii were ap- . i . i i f iT no pointed as delegate from Holly Springs L l i . tOVllS It) tl) lht' l-iillnlv riinvcnlmn tit 'I't I T! . 1 i 1 1 i If , ..." lula ll,-re m'xt Saturdav: W. 11. t c t n ,, ,, ,r T ... .lories, .J. C Ballentine, T. B. Rollins, v.: . f i ait i i I . A. INorris, (j. li. Alford, Barny : t ii i i n , i J ."Johnson, I). K. .Judd, D. C.Adams , . .... . i w u T ; and v . 11. .Jones. These were chosen by a convention of straightout demo crats, opposed to the St. Louis plat- ! tomi. i A correspondent writing from Lin I colnton says the Lincoln county dein i 'ratic convention was largely attend j (J'1' !in(i at least halt the delegates pr tnt wen straicrhtout democratic alli- anceinen. I here was not even a re semblance to a third partyite in the body. A strong delegation of good democrats was elected to attend the ; - o J5" conventional ualeign. I hey 20 un- pnstructed, hut your correspondent has - ( mOU O ll rT-rt iV .... n -I ! . 1 inuiuuu vani.3 ui na iu -m bJrs and find that they are- for Holt for governor and Onborne for attorney general. All went smoothly. A letter from Kamseur, Randolph county, says that at the democratic primary for Columbia township Holt i ernor anj k. s. Bradshaw for Con- j greg!j. ()ne-third of the convention wa.s composed of allianccmen, who 1 sai,l they were only for the nominees and bitterly opposed to any third nartv and that all alliance democrats in this : cf.,.t ;f, wnfuumin,), v-. : sa: About halt 14 do5n republicans 11 tin iu mi iicijuih , uui iu;y were nui noticed. There is not a man on the I on the first ballot. Every man who i ...-r.A . r .1 u : 1.1,. u' " uiukiaw: ociiw-u bu1CPSS- I have seen a letter from Mr Tau,neck, chairman of the third : Part' national executive committee, in j which be a,Irnits lLat puch a resolution was passed snd sends it clipped from a 1 Pal,er f,s Part f the 'h" The following resolutions were adopt ed by Buckhorn township primary . . ... .... . a a 'Whereas, we believe that true democ racy consists in a government of the people, for the people, and by the peo ple with equal rights to all and special privileges to none. And in the forma- tion of laws having as their object the greatest good to the greatest number, therefore, "Resolved, 1. That we, the demo- i cratic voters of Buckhorn townshin. - - 1 w ' Wake county. N. C. do hereby pledge ourselves to .sunoort. stand bv and maintain these democratic principles to 1 th end: "2. hut. w wi ever Ruhmit ! the national convention was held at ! State Chronicle The Ial3y liu a larger circulation In the state aud City than any other dally. Th Weekly circulate in every county ia the stale. The Chronicle In one of the hen aJver- tlin,c meaiumn In th sute. Correspondence ollclted. C0XX1XTICI T HEMOCIIATS -1.1: i i. vmi's AiiniMvrit itio i:mioiim:ii m 11 aiihisos omiktim:!). The ?letttioii of l.rorr Name ,rrr. ed to the l'.rh The Plat form .! opted. Py Teletraj.li to the state tlin.nlcle. Nkvv llATi:x,ConnM May 10. The democratic State convention whs called to order this morning by Clinton B. Davis, chairman of the State commit tee, .ludge Walsh, of New Britain, was then introduced as temHrary chairman. In Li addre he aid with regard to the selection of the delegates, they ought to go ".trammeled and un pledged by any instructions or con ditions, and if so the convention could predict that their choice would Ik overwhelmingly approved at the polls at the November election. (Jen. E. K. Bradley of New Haven was chosen permanent chairman. The mention of the name of Cleveland in Mr. Bradley's speech aroused unbound ed enthusiasm. The delegates rose in their seats, entered and threw up their hats, and when it subsided three cheers were failed for and given lu-tily to the ex-president. But the echo had let died away when a 1 1 ill man called for thrwe cheers for the Senator from New ork and then there was more cheering, but not the enthusiasm which greeted Cleveland name.There were even rome his?es at the name of Hill. The plat form fays: 'We applaud the inte-rritv. the htatesman.-diip and the lofty patriot ism oi the administration of G rover Cleveland. We thank the true demo cratic representatives of this State in the present Congress for their devotion to the principles of sound linances and taritl rtfortn, and we pledge them our earnest support. We arraign the ad ministration of Betijitnan Harrison for bestowing most of Lis cabin t appointments ujon little statesmen, for rewarding iiolilical workers with judicial and other appointments, for turning to partisan uses the jm nsion bureau and the census Lurcau,for sacri ficing his country in ihe B bring hca dispute, for his hasty threats toward the weak but friendly republic of Chili, for throwing th inlluence of his administration in favor of the inhpuitious force bill and for approv ing the McKinley bill, tl e filver bill and the extravagant appropriations c-f the last republican congress. The rtst of the platform is devoted to State issues. The delegates at large selected were: Alren P. Hjde, Charles French, James B. Shannon, and K. B. Benedict. Not aword was naid as to instructing the delegation for any par ticular candidate. A r und off beers greeted the name of Cleveland during the reading of the platform, which was adopt td with loud and long shouts. The delegates were empowered to apoint their own alternates, and the conven tion adjourned. The TIethodUla at Omaha. Hy Telegraph to the State Chronicle. Omaha, Neb., May 10 The old school Methodist will no doubt hor rified when he learns that a scheme it on foot to allow the religious to mix a little gaiety with their piety. Among the many memorials presented to the Methodist conference yesterday was one from the Troy conference, signed by several mir;i-ti m which petitions the general conference to expunge from the discipline section 212, relating to amusements, or at least that it lie modi fied so that dancing may be permissible. Bi.-liop Foster approve the movement and has given it Lis olficial sanction and will without doubt advocate its adoption. J. B. Maxwell of Nebraska offered a resolution which a-ksthat women be admitted to mem bership in the general missionary committee. Without debate it was re ferred. N. J. Plumb, of Foo-Chow, presented a resolution asking that in countries which iermit a plurality of wives the marriage tie need not be dissolved in order to enter the church; alio that a bishop be required to reside in China. Referred. i From Oi ford. f.'or. State f 'hronlele. Oxroiti), N. C, May 1 The Hick's tobacco works whic h Lad been cloed for some time, were sold yester day to Messrs. Reed, Brown, Wbite, Kingsbury, Bullock and Mitchell, and will le operated by these gentlemen, operation to begin at an early date. The new owners are first-c lass business men and represent a capital of $100, 000. This new enterprise in the hands of go-ahead, enterprising men, will give Oxford a lift. The planters are putting in their tobacco plants, and are expecting a good crop, as every indication is favorable. The enter tainment at the orphan asylum will repeated to-night. .Montana lteul!l an .Meet. By Telegraph to the State Chronicle. Helena. May 10. The republican State convention to select delegates to I ' O C M V . , - - I ' '