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I lit- Senate Coii.ltrliir I ho Nomina
tion of (oolhle. Several Hill
ol" .Minor Importance.
Ify Telegraph to tlic State Chronicle.
Washington, May 11 (Senate.)
Mr. Slurnun introduced to amend
ai' t ts which he said he intended to of
tVr to the diplomatic and consular bill,
mii' restoring the appropriation or the
bureau of American republics to the
Cull amount, and the other restoring
the apptopriation for the international
continental survey, strick-n out by the
Home. Mr. Quay called up a bill an
thori.ing the secretary of war to cause
a survey to be made for a ship canal
connecting the waters ot Lake Erie and
the Ohio river, connecting at a point
near the city of Erie and ending at
Pittsburg, Pa. The bill was pissed.
Mr. George of Mississippi at
tempted to call tip the bill
creating live new experimental
stations at $3,000 a year, etc..
but i onsi ierable opposition developing,
it was made the special order for next
Mod Liy. A bill was passed permit
ting army officers to wear the uniform
:md to be addressed by the titles of
iheir brevet rank. A bill revising and
reflating the salaries of all the district
attorneys of the United States was
male the special order for Tuesday
next. At 2:0,1 the Senate went into
i xectitive session and resumed consid-
r it ion of the nomination of T. Jeffer
on Coolide as minister to France.
At l;-t tin? doors were re-opened and
the Senate adjourned till to-morrow.
In the morning hour of the House
to day Mr. Sayers made the conference !
report on the urgent deficiency bill for
the year ended June 30, 18U2, which
was agreed to. Mr. Beltzhoover call
ed for the regular order. Mr. Wat
on of (leorgia asked him to tempera
lily withdraw the demand. He want
ed to introduce a resolution calling on
the committee on ways and means to
report to the House the sub-treasury
bill. Mr. Beltzhoover said he had
made the demand for the regular
ortb-r in order that thi necessary
legation may be enacted so as to
permit adjourr.m-nt by Auaust 1.
Mr. Watson gave notice then that the
r. n atson gave notice then that the
people's party representatives would, ;
in the future, oppose all n (pests for
unanimous consent. Committees were ;
ealle 1 lor reports and then the sundry 1
eivu appropriation lull was taken up
in committee of the whole. The bill
was read by sections. Mr. Holman
moved to strike out the appropriation
of $025,0(10 for the mint at Philadel
phia, with the unexpended balance
of an appropriation in 1888, mak
;ng about $800,000 in all for
thfj mint ut 1 Vi!l .j tl.A i.V In TV?:.
I,.;. ril.,j, s r ;
'His (peoples party) of Kansas
:,i .i ' r '
"UV kr A 1JUUUI ILIUiai Al
"imu inei e vvus no necessity i"r a mini
at Philadelphia; the mint, if at all,
should be in the west. Mr. Bimrhara
i rt publican) of Pennsylvania defended
the annrooriation: Mr. Bland annroved
the suggestion of the gentleman from
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(Mr. Otis i. He offered an
amendment that all silver bullion now ; Wahlsburg, this county, were swamped
in the treasury, the property of the ln the Ohio at Lavenla by a steam
government, or hereafter purchased by 'JCat hist night, and drowned.
or becoming the property of the gov
eminent, shall be immediately coined
into silver dollars, and the signorage
r gain arising therefrom covered into
tlie treasury and paid out to meet the
appropriations herein provided for.
Mr. Tracey raised the point of order,
that the amendment changed the
xisting law. Mr. Bland argued that
the point was not well taken.
Mr. Sayers of Texas warned the ma
,i"riiy of the necessity of reducing ap
propriations. Mr. Dockery presented ,
-'atisties to show that the coinage of of p aise of a good man without goins
the. mints of the United States is de j outside of our sphere as a religious
'n aming, to support a contention that ; journalist. Gov. Holt was our neigh
tli re was no exigency for the appro-, bor while we lived in Raleigh, and we
( o kran
under consideration. Mr. j
of New York proposed an i
amendment to Mr. BUnd's amend
"k nt, that on and after July 1 next,
-11 purchases of silver bullion by the
I'nited States shall cease Mr. Ding
''' argued against the Bland amend
ment. Mr. Tracey of New York sup
ported Mr, Dingley's position and ar
ned againstMr. Cockran's amendment.
Mr 1 .land contended that his amendment
proposed no change of existing law,
W:ts promotive of existing law, was
K' rinane and in order under every rule
' the House. The chair sustained the
of order as to Mr. Bland's
l I
'"iieridinrnt. Mr. Cockran withdrew
amendment. Recurring to the ; consistent Christian. He is large heart
otion to strike out the item, Mr. Mc-; ed, and therefore liberal in his reli--1
i 11 i ia urged the members, irrt sped-1 gtous views. For practical eomrnon
u'' party affiliation or belief, to look j sense, we know no man who is his
ai nestly at the subject of appropria-1 supeiior, and his administration of
""is, m view of the fact that adefi -
"If we
s'ares the House in the face,
are going to be a billion-dollar
Y,nV'r'ss, it would be just as well, in
''stimation of the peopl that we
!iU,t "t been a Congress at all, for it
p probable that we shall then
',! dealt with as the people
''"lt with the last Congress."
r- liloutit of Georgia urged the
u.J not to needlessly increase ap
l,r"pnations. The motion was further
discussed by Messrs. Breckinridge,
Pendleton, Baker, MeAleer Babbitt,
Butler, Bushnell, Holman, Tillman
and Reiley. The committee, rrose and
the House at 4:55
until to-morrow.
p. m. adjourned
An libon Tru:'iy.
By Telegraph to the situte Chronicle.
Palatka, Fla., May 11. Jackson
Moore, colored, shot and killed his
wife to day, and then committed sui
cide. Mrs. Moore had been invited
to a pic-nic and h"v husband objecting
she expressed her determination to go
"damn you, Jackson." Drawing a re
volver, Jackson exclaimed "I will kill
you! ' and shot, killing her instantly.
He immediately placed the weapon to
his head and tired, dropping dead.
Vance County Convention.
Special to the Htate Chronicle.
Henderson, N. C, May ll.The
county convention met here to-day to
elect delegates to the. State convention.
The vote was divided equally between
the straight-out democrats and the
St. Louis platform or third party men
leaving the election with the chair.
A compromise was then made, giving
the democrats five and the other ticket
four. The convention adjourned to
elect delegates to the congressional
convention when the date is set for it.
The Hi-metallic Conference.
By Telegraph to the state Chronicle.
Washington, May 11. The, free
silver men in Congress expressed grat
ification with England's acceptance of
the invitation to participate in a bi
metallic conference and hope that the
result of the conference will be to raise
the standard of silver. A northwest
Senator said the acceptance by England
of the invitation was a great stroke for
the administration.
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To ISiicouraie Silk Culture.
By Tk'Kraph 'o the state chronicle
hasiium.iux, uay li. represen
tative Long of Texas from the com
mittee on agiiculture reported to the
House to-day, with a favoral.de recom
mendation, the bill appropriating $30,
000 for the encouragement of silk cul
ture iu the United States, under super
vision of the secretary of agriculture.
The experiments are to be made at five
agricultural colleges.
National Trolling Aoci;itioii.
j I5y Telegraph to the Slate Chronicle.
Chicago, III., May 11 The board
ot review of the national trotting aso-
ciation rendered several decisions in
its meeting to-day. In the case of the
horse Alcryon, which was ruled off in
the famous race with the stallion ISM-
son, the matter was turned over to the
president, ex-Gov. Bulkley of Con
necticut, and pending his decision the
driver was temporarily reinstated.
ICoCm-moii County Convention.
Special to the State Chronicle.
Lcmkektox, May 11 The demo
cratic county convention passed off
quietly. There were no resolutions and
no preferences were expressed. Ii
. ' AT x. , . . , P
A. McNeal is the delegate from
bt-rton and
James F. Payne from
tiruwuod from si steamboat,
Telegraph to the State Chronicle.
Rii'LKY, Ohio, May 11 Robert i
and Thomas Stansbury, residents of i
1'oiwoiietl ly i3iif:st.
I'y Cable to the State Chronicle.
St. Pj-:tkksi:lk(;, May 11. General
Gresser, the prefect of police of this
city, who was poisoned in a mysteri
ous manner, it is supposed by nihilists,
died to-day.
ov. T. 31. Holt.
Atlantic Methoilist.
We are no politician, and do not
propose to enter the arena of politics,
but we. feel that we can speak a word
saw a good deal of him, and it is our
candid opinion that we have no citizen
among us who has the interest of every
class of our citizens more at heart than
Gov. Holt. Biding a 'farmer himtelf,
he. is naturally in sympathy with this
honorable class of our citizens.
Wo are sorry to see that some who
represent themselves as the farmers'
friends are endeavoring to make the
impression that he is not in sympathy
with the farming class. This is a great
injustice to him. He loves the farm
ers of North Carolina, and will do all
he can to improve their condition.
Gov. Holt is a yood man, he is a mem
! b-r of the Presbyterian church, and a.
ithe affair
s oi me rMHte, since ne nas
been her chief executive, has been
marked by good judgmen , and able
statesmanship. We saall be glad to
see him, as we ba dly doubt that we
shall, the nomiiite ot the democratic
party for Governor. Asa citizen who
yields to no one in love for our good
old Common weal a, we feel that we
feel that we have a riirbt to sav this
much, without
outside of our
Likely to Provoke a Content.
By Telegraph to the State Chronicle.
Washington, May 11 There is
likely to be a warm contest over one
provision in the sundry provision bill,
which has escaped general notice so
far. It is a proviso to the paragraph
relating to lighthouse establish
ment: "That all articles imported for
the use of the lighthouse establishment
shall be admitted without payment of
duties." Republican leaders say that
when that section comes up for con
sideration, a motion will be made to
strike it out, on the ground that it is
not germane to the subject. They saj
they might as well fight out the ques
tion right on that point as, if light
house purchases can admitted free of
duty, anything else may be, and
the whole tarffPBysTEnv''epealed by
provisions in appropriation bills and
the republicans say they are not yet
ready to have that done.
Ketired Xaval Officers.
By Telegraph to the State Chronicle.
Washington, May 11. The com
mittee on-naval affairs to-day reported
to the Senate (with a favorable recom
mendation) a bill providing that any
naval officer now on the retired list
who has been retired after serving
forty years, or on attaining the age of
62 years, shall receive the rank and
pay of commodore, provided he has
served creditably a full term of four
years as chief of bureau in the navy
SaiuuMOii County Convention.
The Sampson county convention met
at Ciinton Tuesday and was called to
order by Henry E. Faison, chairman
of the county executive committeo.
Every township was fully represented
anl the utmost harmony prevailed.
The following resolutions were intro
duced. "That we will support the nominees
and platform of the National demo
cratic convention and the nominees
and platform of the State democeatic
convention, not inconsistant there
with." After very little discussion, the
Wilmington Messenger reports, this re
solution was unanimously voted down,
on the ground that every man in at
tendance on the convention was chosen
as a democrat, was representing a
democratic consistency, was expected,
and had by reason of acceptance of the
position he held as a delegate, virtu
ally agreed to do just what the resolu
tion proposed. The convention held
that no truer men to democratic prin-
; ciples ever convened iu North Caro-
lina. The delegates to the State con-
j vention are
Daniel Konnegay, O. !
j Owen, It. A. Ingram, W. J. Fair
j cloth, J. L. Hiries, L. R. Highsmith,
j H. H. Draughan, M. Lee, J. H. Tyler,
i R. O Autry, J. S. Britt. C. IT.
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Johnson, H. Peterson. Delegates at
large, W. R. Pigford; alternate,
Marion Butler. Mr. L R. High
smith is Mr. Butler's delegate to his
convention May 17. It has caused
some comment that Mr. Butler at
tended the private meeting of the com
mittee by whom the delegates were
selected, and further comment that Mr.
Butler himself was chosen a delegate.
orlli Carolina Itepu blicau.
The Washington Post publishes the
following interview
some promi-
nent republicans now on a visit to
Washington. It seems that reoubli-
cans and the third party would gladly
see the democratic party divided. They
will not be gratified. Here is what
the republicans say:
Three prominent North Carolina re
publicans, Col. H. C. Cowles, of
Statesville, clerk of the United States
court; State senator Zeb Vance Wal
ser, of Lexington, and postmaster
Archibald Brady, of Charlotte, are at
the National. The last two are dele
gates to the Minneapolis convention,
and strongly favor President Harrison.
Col. Cowles is a brother of Congress
man Cowles,with whom he differs only
on the subject of politics. Mr. Wral
ser said that though two-thirds of his
name was democratic, the distinguished
gentleman in whose honor it was
bestowed was at the time a staunch
whig. Touching the political status
in the Old North State, Col. Cowles
said: "I think the democrats of Aorth
Carolina are in a very precarious con
dition, and the indications point to a
serious split in their ranks. Not later
than yesterday one of their leaders ad
mitted to me that the third party would
capture the electoral vote. He said it
was already fixed that Col. L. L.
Polk, president of the national farm
ers' alliance, would be the third party
candidate for vice-president. Now,
Polk is a tery shrewd political worker,
and his hold on the alliance element
cannot be questioned. A great deal
depends on what is done at the State
democratic convention next week. If
the regular or old line democrats insist
on renominating Gov. Holt, then they
may look out for breakers. The
granger element is against Holt and
against Cleveland bitterly. In the
strife likely to come out of a divided
party thi republicans have a golden
opportunity of carrying the State, and
we are going to put in some very heavy
licks toward that consummation."
Bole E ml or wed by Iowa and Cleve
land by New Hampshire
The 11 at form..
By Telegraph to the State Chronicle.
Concord, N. H., May 11. The
democratic state convention to choose
delegates to the Chicago convention
was called to order to-day by John P. j lodges were instituted during the year,
Bartlett, of Manchester, chairman cf i wth a membership of 3,206. The re
the State committee. The officers- and ; liet" PaiJ for the year was $h537.
committee selected at the meeting of i Mr. John I). Bellamy, Jr., on be
the State committee last night were : clf f he three local lodges delivered
elected omcers ot the convention by ac- '
clamation. Hon. O. E. Branch escorted
the president to the -chair and made a
speech. ..IXis addiess ras warmly re
ceived, references to ex-president
Cleveland being loudly applauded.
Mr. Urch created a sensation by say
ing that he came to represent those
who had grievances against the demo
crats who had held and asoired to
turther high honors at the hands of i
the parly. "I charge," continued he,
"Urover Cleveland and his past ad
ministration with disloyalty and un
faithfulness to the rank and file of the
democratic party."
The speaker was interrupted by
storms of hisses and cries of "Put him
out" and "Never, never." The ex
citement was intense for a short time.
When the confusion subsided chairman
Branch ruled Mr. Urch out of order.
Mr. Sanborn submitted the plat
form, ami Mr. Urch moved to strike
out the name of Cleveland and substi
tute that of Hill. There were hisses
and cries of "Shut up," "Sit down,"
"Put him out," and the chairman ruled
the motion out of order. The plat
form was adopted without further ob
jection. The delegates at large were
chosen nearly unanimously as follows:
Harry Bingham, Frank Jones, Alvan
W. Sulloway and George B. Chandler;
alternates, D. W. Johnson, J. W.
Goodwin, E. C. Robinson, N. C.
Jameson. The convention then ad
journed. The
platform adopted
points of the j
are as follows: I
Taxation should be so adjusted as to
produce the necessary revenue of gov
ernment with the least possible bur
den, while affording incidental protec
tion to American labor. The protec
tive system embodied in the McKinley
bill is denounced
as sir
n-th 'nine mo
nopoly nd hampering labor. The
convention approves a currency which
cannot be manipulated to the advan-!
tage of any individual or class at the
expense ot any other a currency
! whose everv dollar is ennp.l in viilut
everv other, firmer CA.A
lU"liUCU UttVlllL' lfil IIIH YV 'A V TO
overwhelming victory in 1890, and
O J "
uuuei wuose conunuea leauersnip there
will be achieved a crowning triumph
in 1892.
,oua .oerat.
Council Bluffs, la., May 11
The democratic State con vention was
called to order this morning. John
C. Bills, of Davenport, was introduced
as the temporary chairman. Mr. Bills ty Saturday. Tne attendance at the ' iess ie ce w" aloiitUd
left the republican party a few years : primary was light, save of third party ! 7 a11 wto know hirn. He had the ad
ago because of its attitude on the pro- j men. The democrats kept at work on van,aoes f a first "Ias3 education in
hibition question. Naturally his foii.i tfC.,,i Tt,,. early manhood, and he has builded
troduction for the first time to a demo
cratic gathering
was greeted with
cheers and as he
his address he
proceeded with
grew in the
admiration of the convention. Ht
! thanked the convention for the honor
! He reoelled the charge, made bv th
republicans, so called, that he was a
i e- "j
renegade from the ranks of the repub
lican party, and declared that there
was no longer any republican party in
Iowa. The organization posing under
that name, he said, was the prohibition
party in disguise. He then took up
the McKinley bill and endeavored to
show its ill-effects upon the farmers of j clause of this resolution the democrats Sive our t,cket IIe 1S lLe man for lhe
Iowa. lie concluded with an eulo-1 present offered strenous objection, but ! l,laett The time' in my l'inion de
gium of Horace Boies, whom he de-1 it was parsed riht over their heads the ! man(ls nis nomination, and if the con-
ciarea to De a man
WUUOUl enemies,
and a most available candidate for
President. He deprecated the cpuar
rels of the democracy in New York,
and hinted that while Mr. Cleveland
would be nominated by acclamation if
there were, no factional differences,
yet the party should carefully consider
the situation before taking a step
which might alienate a section of
the democracy in the empire State.
The announcement of the district
delegates concluded the morning ses
sion. The permanent organization
was effected shortly after 2 o'clock by
electing J. E. E. Markley as chairman.
Chairman Markley, in his speech de
clared that the tariff issue was para
mount to the liquor issue. He de
nounced the McKinley bill and appeal
ed for the nomination of Boies for
An Internal Ite venue ?leauie
By Telegraph to the State Chroniele.
Washington, May 11 The com
mittee on ways and means to-uay orderd
a favorable report to be made upon the
bill introduced by Mr. Wise to amend
the internal revenue laws and permit
the transfer of manufactured tobacco
from one factory to another under reg -
ulations to be prescribed thereafter,
also, upon the bill limiting to $100 the
amount of wearing appearel and per
sonal belongings which may be brought j lowing as the executive committee: . have called me out. I leae the mat- Cleveland-Brooklyn, Chicago-Wash-into
the United States free of duty Edward Rea, W. H. J. Goodwin, W. ter wholly with my friends in the State, i ington games ptponed on account of
from foreign countries. ll. Utley, F. L. Stephenson, J. B. j " R. L. Ahern-rtiit. jrain.
Some Interesting Fat t About theSeo
ionof the ;rand Lodue.
The session of the grand lodge I. O.
O- at Wilmington is the best at
tended and most interesting on record.
No less than eighty-seven lodges are
represented. Thr grand lodge degree
was conferred upon 125 past grand
' maters. Tha report of grand secre
tary uoodell soows that eighteen new
an address of welcome to which Hon.
A. H. A. Williams responded on be
half of the grand lodge. Mr. Bellamy
also presented a gavel to the grand
lodge on behalf of G. M. Altaffer, a
past grand, which Capt. Williams also
received. Rev. N. M. Jurney offered
a resolution, which was unanimously
adopted by a rising vote: "That the
grand lodge gives this expression of
its gratitude and profound thanks to
our God and Father for the preserva
tion of the life of our dear brother and
grand sire, C. M. Busbee, during his
recent and seriou illness. And we
praise God that his health is so re
stored as to permit him to resume his
official duties and that his presence
with us at this session gives us pleas
ure and joy, and we assure him
that d uring his sickness we breathed a
brother's prayer for him."
The following committees were an
nounced: State of the order, John II.
Pool, W. B. Oliver, J. H. McLelland;
petitions and grievances. A. G. Gray
son, H. P. Murray, W. W. Briggs; ap
peals, W. A. Bobbitt, H. O. Hill, C.
F. Lumsden; returns and reports of
subordinate lodges, Edward Penning
ton, W. B. Banes, J. F. Spainhour;
subordinate lodges not represented,
Frank Meier, J. L. Nelson, B. F. Jor
dan; correspondence, B. L. Royster,
Philip Johnson and J. A. Woodall;
unfinished besiness, L. A. Potter, G.
L. Tonnoffski, J. S. Craquor; finance,
C. Douglass, Dr. J. A. Stevens, B.
Royster; decisions, .Junius Slocumb,
C. B. Edwards, Jonathan White:
islation, W. P. Wooten, W. T. Jor
dan and W. I Adams; supervision, S.
H. Fishblate, Edward Gerock, C. E.
Haskitt; constitution, -by-laws and
rules of order, R. A. P. Cooley, Oscar
rearsall and V . Y . i jjpp; degree of
RHtfkah, U D. Gaster, A. Rotun,
vv u rreeianu; mileage and per
VV . L. rreeland; mileage and
diem, yatt L. Brown, II. II. Mark
j nam H- lrown.
Swift Creek Iriii:arj.
Special Cor. State Chronicle.
The details of the work done at this
! (II 11 11 21 1 V III i 111 W II1 I 1 II Wlllt'll MM. I IHf-Tl
! n. rv,..nTT i .1,7 V. Z v-, V. 1 I
; a hot-bed of third party work are inter-
; esting. Friday night S. Otho Wilson
j held a meeting at Goodwins gin house J
at a late hour Nobody was aiowed j
to enter srfve those who had the "pass -
word." The belief is that at that
1 meeting certain persons on Wilson's
' had been "iven the password. All
1 thic ivac ; n.tnrat;nn tt,
- lUVll UIO U11U I1111V.U iw ant 11U. nr. i
meeting was called to order by W. R.
Ste'nhenson. ehairman of the townsbin
S. Otho Wilson ottered the follow
ing resolution: "Whereas, there is a I
difference of opinion as to who is en-'
titled to sit in a democratic primary
township meeting, therefore be it re
solved hrst, that the township primary j
is the unit oi all party laws and
authority; second, that this pri
mary iu the sole judge of its mem
bership; third, that we welcome oil into!
our meeting who
will abide bv the
work of this nrimarv." To t he third
1 tlurrt nartv men heino sill .-Irillerl on.
i t J ' " R " '
working like a machine. After the
democrats left,
to remain
longer. Mr. George W. Atkinson made
a speech in which he accused Wilson
and his men ot being third parly men,
out not maniy enough to noia tneir tioned in the papers ot the Mate in , twenty eighth grand international con
own convention, but as attempting to connection with a nomination for State I vention of locomotive engineers
steal the democratic canvention. j superintendent of public instruction in j opened at D.-Gives opera houe this
The following resolutions were j North Carolina, and as my frien Is in j afternoon. Four hundred and ninety
offered by S. Otho Wilson: "First, different parts of the State have been delates to the Brotherhood, and two
tuat we enuorse tne uemanos ai tne
St. Louis later conference of Feb. 22.
1892. as published Progressive Parmer;
second, that wu hereby instruct
our delegates tnat tney shall
in no way support any candidates
nor in any way put themselves under
I elected: W. P. Powell, J. B. Strain,
j S. Otho Wilson, A. M. Jones, W. II.
J. Goodwin, J. II. Murray, G. W. At-
j kins, Edwaid Rea, E. Watson; alter-
i nates, W. II. Utley, E. T. Banks, R.
1 E. L. Yates, B. J. Upchurch, R. C.
j Branch, J. Murray, R. S. Atkins, C.
j E. J. Goodwin, W. II. Strain.
- j S. Otho Wilson nominated the fol
any obligations to any nominees who : were inaugurated, a large portion of j dosed with praver by Rev. J. W.
do not stand unreservedly by the St. j those services having been given gra-i Lee. The annual address was delit
Louis demands." These were adopted, j tuitously in view ot the indigent con-i f red by Chkf P. M. Arthur. Other
S. Otho Wilson offered the names j dition of the classes served; and now ad lreeg were n a le by Hot. Jno. B.
of the following as delegates to the ! that I have the college so manned and .Goodwin, Hon. John T tuple Graves
county convention, and they were j equipped that it can run on without ! and Mr. Hoke Smith and Col. J. W.
Strain. "Wilson had all these lists.
previously prepared, in his pocket, and
it is the belief that they were made up
in the gin-house.
S. Otho ilson spoke for three '
nil'irfrfl rf on 1, f 1.!. - I
i a u,. vy c u. u,3 re- S,.lr Hdle. Alread, Taken Fro... n,r
marks was that he favored the plan of J iine.-Ti.e ..rk t n,e Kr
taking from capitalists what money! ruin- i'an.
they had over and above wliat was nee- i ,;-v Tt I K"ih to the state l.roun ie.
essary for a Hving. j Ruslyx, Wash.. May 11. Manager
Mr. G. W. Atkinson fired a last ! Kangley, of the Rlyn mines, .-ays last
shot at Wilson and his followers. He j night's explosion ws cau,nl bv
stated his full belief that of all the po-
litical humbugs Wilson
was tne bi-
Edward Rea, the new chairman, is
a foreigner, and was elected or rather
appointed by Wilson to replace Mr.
Stephenson, who for years had honor
ably held the position, and who is a
straightout democrat.
I-:ila ( arr of Edgecombe
fur Male
special Cor. state Chronicle.
Falkland, N. C, May 10 The
democratic party, since it came in
power in 1876, has wisely established
the rule that two terms, eight years, is
the limit for State officers and it has
steadily adhered to this rule, depart- j
ing from
it only in the case of the
lamented Saunders, who it was known,
was doing a work of love for the State
in the publication of the Colonial Re
cords which could not be done by any
one else and for which he received not ;
a cent. Worth, Kenan, Scarborough
and Roberts, all splendid officers, have
been forced, under this rule, to give
place to other gentlemen. The party
practices as well as preaches the
doctrine "equal rights to all and special
privileges to none." If there ever was
a time when this sule should be rigidly
enforced it is now. In 1884, when
Worth and Kenan and Scarborough
had to submit to this rule in order to
give place to Bain and Davidson and
Finger, and in 1888, when Roberts
had to make way for Sanderlin, the
nominations of the party was equivo
lertt to an election, and the rule
was enforced not through party neces
sity, but by reason of the innate and
absolute justice of the rule. It is not
so now. No thoughtful man can deny
the necessity of observing this wise es
tablished rule, and of selecting our
State ticket with the greatest care and
i in accordance with the general de
mands of the people. The individual
interest and wishes of an officer, how
ever efficient he may have been, must
not be preferred to party success and
the good of the State. I therefore con
clude that the convention, when it as
sembles, on the 18th, will select new
men for those who have filled out their
allotted time, and in doing so it will
desire to select men who can brins
stren9 aad votes to the ticket, and
great efficiency to the office. It is in
j lu,s nu wan tuis view mat i
; Present to tne delegates to the conven-
' tion tlie name of FJias Carr, of Edge
I com,,e unty, for the responsible posi-
! tion of State treasurer. His eminent ;
wisely on the foundation then
! 1 . 1 11-1 M - 1 , 1 1
lam. uue ne nas aevoteu
I uis iu agi iLUiiui iti pursuits
i . . A . . . . i , . . . i . . ... .
and made a success of it, he has not
neglected his books and periodicals,
and I feel warranted in saying no Wet
ter (quipped man can be found in this
State. On matters pertaining to finan
ces and taxation he is especially strong,
and he would bring to this office a
fund of information which would be. of
great usefulness to the State. He is
held in high esteem by all classes? a
! nueman oi me uiguesi type ana no
! one CHn estimate "ie sirengm ne would
,clll,uu wisely 11c ni ire nuuil-
. , ,
, r'Hieu u Hcciamauon.
A ( aril.
j special Cor-state Chronicle.
! Rutherford College, May 10
j As my name has been frequently men-
i writing me reoeatedlv to know it 1 am
a candidate for thaf. office, I am com-
pelled to come out, contrary to my
. v . j ; .i . . ..i i: i
wisues 10 uo to, in toe puonu prim, i
j have spent fitty-iour ot my best years
; in the educational interests of the very
; classes for which the public schools
. - w '
I my presence, if my friends give me the
! nomination and I am elected, I will
I bring the life, activity and enthusiasm
j into the office that have characterized
i my past school life. I am no politi-
j cian, but I profess to bj a true man to
; the best interests of my fellow citizens.
j I hid no thought of seeking the office
- ; till my friends in their corr"poridence
hc State Chronicle
The Illy h a Urver circulation In the
Stat and City than any other dally.
The Weekly circulate in every county in
the State.
The Chronicle 1 one of the lei adver
tising medium In the state.
Correspondence solicited.
TIIIKTV-M.Vi: :u; yt vtt
i:i i Tin: r. iitru
which was probably lighted by a mutch
or the careless us.' of a lamp. The
true cause of the accid. nt will never
be definitely known as no one escaped
to tell the Hory. Thirty r more !
the miners imprisoned are married and
their widows and families clamor
wildly almut the entrance to the idope.
Many of the families are entirely des
titute. The slope is twenty-six hundred
feet long and has several levels or crots
cuts, which intersect the slope horizon
tally at right angles. In opening some
of these levels, it is impo.-slble to get
air circulating through them until the
work of opening the level is complett d.
The slope 'lipped at an an!le of twenty
degrees and was eix feet high ami four
teen wide. The level are ei dit f, . t
o -
Seven hundred miners are at
work rescuing the bodies and have
reached the fourth lt-vel, hating found
seven bodies. " Tirty-seven men are
known to be imprisoned, and not yet
Sax FkaxcI 'Co, Cal , .May 11
(Later.) Fourteen lodies have Iwen
recovered. The number of lives lost
will reach at b ast forty-t ight. Siijmt-intend-nt
Harrison attributes the ex
plosion to gas. He is convinced that
every miner who was at work on
either of the three levels at the time
ot the explosion is dead. The
bodies recovered are burned and in
some instances badly charred. Others
show that death resulted simply from
concussion. The relief work still con
tinues and the miners are making
every effort to recover the Iwalies ol
the dead. It is thought that the lower
levels are free from tire, from the fact
that the interior air is growing pun r
A Vliniiur) Opinion.
Wilmington Mehfenger.
The Messenger can have no sym
pathy with or ju--titi-ation for any as
saults made upon Gov. Thomas Holt
as either affecting him in his personal
character or in his public service. We
have no intimate acquaintance with
him personally, and do not know his
oilicial record so well as others, but
we say this without mental reserve
we know of nothing that can U said
truly of his private life that w ill do
him discredit as n cuisren and a man of
honor. He is a member of the Pres
byterian church (as were Gov. Fowle
and Gov. Scales immediately iiefore
him), he is a man of excellent finan
cial standing, is a gucc. s-f ul man of
business, has had the advantages of
an education ;;t the Ur.i vt iity of
North Carolina, is a man of jridgmeM ,
discretion, and, so f.;r as we hae .v r
heard, of strict integrity, lie is not
a great man. We d not regard him
as an able or cultured man, but he is
intelligent, practical, of sound common
sense, has managed his own affairs
with marked judgment and success,
and has shown himself qtial to the
duties of the responsible office he now
We know nothing to his d triment
in his official life. He m-ciih to have
i been wise, humane, considerate, pru
dent, true to his State that honors him,
true to L;mself, true to the people at
large. We know nothing whatever
that should detract from him as a gov
ernor, beyond the exercise of the one
man power in behalf of criminals, but
in this he has only followed the exam
ple of all of his predecessors in office,
and has exercised one of the Lih pre.
rogatives of his office.
We write without sugge,.tion from
mortal man, and do this because. -believe
the attacks upon Gov. Holt are
both unseemly and unjust.
The I,eomolite liiliiecr.
By Telejrraph Ut the s-Ute Chrxnlele.
Atlanta, Ga., May 11 The
hiir.,lre1 .nhtv .hAruu.a a. it...
j Grand International female auxiliary
j are in attendance. The dt-le-
1 . . . . .
i gates were welcome! to Georgia
in a speech by Governor Northen
and to Atlanta by Mayor H rupbill.
The program, int rsp-r-ed w ith rnu-ie.
j Thomas, president of the Narhille,
j Chattanooga and St. Iouis railway.
! n-iaii.
j Hy Telegraph to the stte chronicle,
! Washington, May 11. To-day's
! baseball games resulted as follows: At
Pittsburg, Pittsburg 4, Bo-ton 5; at
St. Louis, St
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