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VOL. XVIII. SO. I
You'll be Sorry
-if you pay ijflo, $75 or $100
--for a wheel after you see
-vtho '00 "CLEVELAND"
*-which we are going to sell
-at $0.">. This is the greatest
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Ply Paper, sticky and poison.
3> Bed-Bug Poison?large bottle
with brush, 25c.
'Phone 'us if not convenient to 3
call. Prompt delivery. 4
* The Month of June \
The Month of t
Weddings and Roses. j
- I have just received an en- a
-tlrelv new selection of the a
-finest designs In STERLING \
-SILVER and CUT GLASS, f
-and will'continue to receive P
-from time to time during the w
-mouth the latest designs, m
-suitable for Wedding Pres- #
-ents, of Gotham and Whit- A
-ing sterling Silver and Dor- ^
-Ringer Cut Glass. .
- These goods will be sold at J
-the lowest possible prices. V
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THE AMBASSADORS FIRM.
London. June U ?A dispatch to the
Times from Its Constantinople corre
spondent says that the powers to whom
Greece has entrusted her interests show
no signs of yielding any of the points in
the Turkish demand, the annexation of
Tbessaly, the abolition of the capitula?
tions in the case of Greek subjects in the
Ottoman Empire or au exorbitant Indem?
New York, June!)?Rev. Dr.Charles H.
Parkhurst sailed to-day for Europe. He
declined to be interviewed regarding ins
retiring from politics.
The Ideal Spring Tonic.
15c bottle. $1.50 dozen.
Valuable coupons In each package of
"My Sweetheart" Cigarettes." Save them
and get a prize.
The Mystery of the Star Chamber
Proceedings Stand Revealed.
THE WHOLE THING RESOLVED
INTO A CASE OF GRAB VS. GRAB,
WITH A NEW POLITICAL MA?
CHINE DOING ITS LEVEL BEST
TO SUPPLANT [AN OLDER ONE.
BOTH HAVE SUB-OFFICES IN
EACH WARD AND THE SATEL?
LITES OF EACH ARE BUSILY AT
The action of the meeting held in the
Terry building lust Saturday uiuht still
furnishes'food for comment und tbe more
ttie matter is talked about the more the
star-chamber proceedings are condemned.
As the veil of mystery which at ilrst sur?
rounded the proceedings "is lifted, aim a
fuller insight is given Into the motives of
the place hunters tn~Rouuoke, the situa?
tion presents some ludicrous features.
The whole thing seemB to resolve itself
into a case of Grab vs. Grab,the two con?
tending giants (?) In th's battle for spoils
being the political law firms .of Watts,
Robertson <& Robertson and Scott <?: Sta?
ples. It is stated, that both firms have
sub-ofTlces established In each ward, and
that their pullers and heelers are con?
stantly In direct communication with the
parent establishments located in the
Terry building. Report says that tho
principal sub agency of the firm of
Watts, Robertson & Robertson, and
through which it transacts a large
amount of businesses located in the cfllce
of tho corporation clerk, while tho con?
fidential sub-agency of the firm of jscott<S:
Staples is said to he. located in the post
Scott & Staples'started in the business
a few years ngo of ofllce-hunting lor their
friends and heolers and have succeeded so
well as to cause^the green-eyed mouster
of envy to take possession of the other
political law firm referied to, and which
being somewhat out lu the "cold of le.te,
and having their appetite whetted by the
sugar plums that others possessed, deter?
mined to build up a machine to butt the
other machine off .the bridge with. There
are moths that hover arouud every light,
especially in the warm summer time of
hope, and of course the competing lumi?
naries have their little bands of satellites
that do the sweating and ditch work, and
which, like most moths, will have their
wings kinged ^and receive their quietus
about the time they think it is their turn
to get their grip on the handle of the pap
The hope of winning from Major Tyler
a promise, if elected governor, to turn a
deaf ear to the appeals of Scotts Staples
is said to ha the motive that prompted
Messrs. James McFall, J. Alleu Watts
and Hamilton Graves to visit the
Major Tyler's letter in The Times of
yesterday showed how completely the
grinders for tho new machine got snt
upon. Aftor their return from Rad ford,
the new combine \vns called together to
receive the report of the grinding com?
mittee, and the'r efforts 'having proved a
failure it was determined to try another
tack. After much deliberation it was de?
cided to be fo? the best interest of the
new machine to secure an uninstructed
delegation to the State convention; 'then
go agalu to Major Tylor aud say to him
that In order to get the solid vote of Roa
ncke ho must knuckle to the demands
formerly made and promise that if elected
governor he would recognize the new
machine as supreme in Roanoke.
Ids not known whether these gentlemen
approached Mr. Ellyson or not. but ir. is
taken for granted that, as they are out
for game, a snub from Tyler would be
followed by a visit to Ellyson unless they
are convinced that * the latter has no
chance for 'the nominatiou. They evi?
dently think thev have the goods and are
ready to promise a ^delivery to tho candi-<
date who makes the highest and best bid.
Such combinations are wholly and
utterly selfish and should he frowned
upon whenevc r formed. They are neither
for nor with the people. They care noth?
ing for them except in so far as they can
use their votes to promote their own aims
and purposes, and if allowed to pursue
their plans without criticism or interrup?
tion would reduce voting to a farce and
the ballots o:' the people to instruments
for perpetuating their power and
strengthening their hold upon the offices
of i-he locality, State or general govern?
HATS >n' abundance for the
hot summer days.
Every style and
shave worth having.
From 2">c up.
GILKESON & TAYLOR.
HE MAY NOT GO.
Ann Arbor, Mich., Jne 9 ?Dr. Angell
say? that he may not go to Turkey as
United States orlnister, but declines to
say why. The matter is still in doubt.
.SPAULDING TURNED DOWN.
! Honolulu, June 9.?The Hawaiian
j government has refused to renew the ov
clusive cable contract with Z. S. Spauld
ing, which was|awarded eighteen months
ngo and which expired on May 1. The
government has decided to make a con?
tract with the first company making a
legitimate offer. Minister Cooper is in
hopes that Hawaii will be one of the sta?
tions of tho proposed Canadian-Austra?
lian cable syetem.
If you don't believe that we are selling
cheap to close business, come and con?
vince yourself. We are at No. 20:1 Com?
merce street, Roanoke, Va. Cincinnati
:noke, va., THUl
AT THE TENT.
Dr. White's Sermons Are Doing a
Power of Good.
Another larse audience greeted Dr.
White at the Baptist tent yesterday
morning and the enviable reputation
which no had made by his previous ser?
mons was well sustained. A special
prayer was offered by ".Dr. Bro?ghtoU for
Mr. Win. Jones and wife, whose little
child had recently died and who were en?
route to Roanoke with the remains for
ictermeut. After a song Dr. White began
his discourse saying.
"Everybody believes In the indwelling
spirit. Every child of God has the spirit
dwelling in him. But there 'is a differ?
ence between the indwelling spirit and
the spirit for service. Jesus himself
must be specially ilrled before entering
the work of this life. The disciples must
have the entitlement of the snirlt before
they could bo fully used. To be filled
with the spirit is a command.
"I am not talking about a second bless?
ing. I'm not talking about what some
people call holiness. I'd rather abuse the
fellow however who is satisfied with his
condition than abuse the man who may
be extreme in his views of holiness. To
be filled with the spirit there must be
first a clean heart. Get sin out of tho
heart. Ask for his filling. Get down
before God in prayer. Confess our Bins,
our worldliness, our unbelief and nsk and
believe. Be willing that God should use
us. I'm afraid we don't want the spirit
to use us. We've got to get willing to
be used. Oet that point, unused Chris?
"Love teaches that the Holy Ghost
dwells In tho Church of Cod, but I come
this morning to speak upon a special
work of the spirit. >Iu the second and
fourth chapters of Acts we find that they
were all filled with the Holy Ghost, show?
ing the special Induement of the Holy
Ghost for work for the master. Christ
breathed upon his disciples and said Re?
ceive ye the Holy Ghost."
"He asked them If they hail been, filled
with the Holy Ghost for this meeting and
if not that now was tho time to do so.
There is a commandment of God 'requii
ing us to ha filled with the Holy Spirit.
To be filled with this spirit is to bo con?
trolled by the spirit. The need of the
church to-day is the power of the Holy
Ghost and with it Roanoke can be saved
from sin. liefere we can receive the Holy
Ghost we must have *a clean heart. If
the"*heart is not clean and free from sin,
the Ho'y Ghost cannot, dwell therein and
our hearts can only be cleansed in answer
to fervent prayer. We must give our?
selves to God op be used l>y .him l'or his
Dr. White then concluded Ills discourse
by requesting nil Christians'to kneel and
ask God to lead them to >ome soul that
they can bring to Christ.
Commencing with only a small attend?
ance, composed mostly of the curious but
gradually impressing itself on the minds
of the people, the Baptist tent meeting
presented last night what might bo ap?
propriately called the acme ol religious
meetings from whatever standpoint con?
sidered. The singing, under the compe?
tent direction of Mr. J. P. Flippo, seemed
to have new life and tell a new aud_more
lovely story of the wondrous love of Him
who died that sinners might be saved.
It has been said that there is more relig?
ion iu music, than any other thing. at:d
the sight of 2,001) persons standing and
with faces glowing, heaits overflowing
with love, chanting tho praise of the One
All-seeing would convince tho most skep?
tical that such was the cate. At the con?
clusion of the song service Dr J. Tj.
White arose and stated that he had had
uumeroiis requests from persons desiring
the prayers of the church and asked Dr.
Broughton to lead in a prayer especially
for those who had requested. After the
prayer, announcements were made for
services this morning at 10 o'clock and
vhis evening at S.
Dr. White'selected his text from He?
brew 9-27: "It is appointed with man
once to d'e, after this the judgment."
"The people of the world over to-dav
aro restless because of the uncertainty of
things, and if the tariff and money ques?
tions were settled the people might have
rest. But one thing is certain, that men
must die. I will not stop to argue this
question, foi we all know it is true, but
I "Wish you to remmeber that the same
God which said 'men mustflie,' also said,
?after this comes the judgment,' and the
judgment is just as certain as death; but
there is an uncertainty and it is this, the
uncertainty of the time of death.
"Since Sunday three men and three
children have been suddenly taken into
eternity. Are you ready? If God should
call you to-night, nre you ready?
"You all know something of the earth?
quake. I have felt It, but don't wish to be
shaken by it again; but every man must
feel the earthquake of the* judgment.
The infidel, the skeptic and unbelievers
will all be there and must bend the knee
to that Jesus they have rejected At that
time name ami riches and blood will do
you no good. The 'rich and poor must
stand on the same footing. No name wlil
stand there but the name of Jesus. Xo
blood will do you any good but the blood
of Jf sus.
"The great majority of Christinns will
be saved as by fire, and their works will
be burned. I wish I could inspire every
Christian with a Christian ambition,that
they might in that day wear a crown
with stars in it. Which do you want, an
abundance, entrance into the kingdom or
just pulled in? You old mossbacks, wake
up and don't be satisfied with just Deing
"Xo man has ever fully understood the
Bible and if be did I would not believe
him, for the fact it is not fully under?
stood shows it ij? of the divine mind and
not of man. I believe this whole Bible,
Jonah'and the whale included, aud*thank
God for it.
"The judgment day will [be a terrible
day for us unless forgiven by jesnstevery
sin and every deed of your life will be
made public at that day
"The hypocrite wIid has'been sheltered
in the church will be shown up at that
day. You sav there is no harm in play?
ing cards, dancing and drinking. Listen:
God says that if any man loves the world
continued on fourth page.
iSDAY, JUNE 10, ]
Bolting Republicans Define Their
Faith at Chicago.
TO HOLD A NATIONAL CONVEN?
TION ? WITH THIRTY-TWO
STATES REPRESENTED,' THE
DELEGATES ORGANIZE, NAMING
EX-SENATOR DUBOIS :AS CHAIR?
MAN?MR. TOWNE [OUTLINES
THE WORK OF THE NEW PARTY.
THE RESOLUTIONS IN FULL.
Chicago. June 0.?Thirty-two States
were represented at the first meeting of
the provisional committee of the Natlonil
Silver Republican party which met .in ex?
ecutive session at the Lelaud Hotel yes?
terday. Besides the cominitteemen of
the various States represented, over a
hundred silver Republicans were present
from all parts of tho country. "The States
represented were Alabama, Arkansas,
California, Colorado, Connecticut,!Dela?
ware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana. Massachu?
setts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New
York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Wyoming, Pennsylvania, South Dakota,
Utah, Washington, Wisconsin. Wyo
mim.', apd West Vireinia.
Promptly at 1 o'clock the meeting was
called to order by ox-Congressman
Charles A. Towne, of Minnesota. .After
referring brielly to the "circumstances at?
tending the motives instigating the in?
ception ot the silver movement, Mr.
Towne spoke of the organization of the
provisional national committee at the
suggestion of tho Republican Senators
nud Congressmen. Continuing, he said:
"Our motives were these: Wo desire
above all things else of immediate polit?
ical concern the speedy re-establishment
in the United States of tri e bimetallism;
the same privilege of free coinage at tho
mint for both cold and silver, and abso?
lute equality between them In all money
power, when coined, with the option to
every payer, whether the government or
an individual, to choose what coin shall
be the basis of payment in every in?
"We wish to do all In our power to ad?
vance this happy consummation aud we
realize that if this grent cause is to suc?
ceed in the elections of 181)8 and 11)00, it
cau do so only through Che addition to
the allied armies of O.OOO.uOO that follow
td the banner of the joint standard in
181)0, of at least some hundreds of thou?
sands of Republicans of that contest.
"We have other plans, or may have,
and we believe, in other things also; but
the restoration of silver as a basic or pri?
mary nicney along with cold is the first
and engrossing object of our activities
and shall remain so until the cresceut of
promise shall have rounded into the full
orb of success.
"The general method of our procedure
will ho that demanded by tho depths of
our convictions und the dominant impor?
tance of the same issue that baa moved
us. With us the cause Is everything.
Men and parties sink into relative incon?
sequence. All armies marching to invest
the citadel of the gold standartl are our
allies, all thsir, soldiers our comrades."
In conclusion, he said the immediate
business on hand was the determination
ot the time and place for holding a na?
tional convention, the membership of
wlr'ch could make an authoritative decla?
ration of principles: the discussion aud
adoption of a plan of general organiza?
tion In the States and territories would
Committees, on order of business and
plan of organization were then named, ot
which latter ex-Senator Dubois, of Idaho,
was made chairman.
A resolution was passed admitting to
the meetiug the visiting silver Republi?
cans, who were not members of tho pro?
visional committee, and giving them all
privileges except that of voting.
At the night session resolutions were
adopted outlining the plan of action to be
pursued by vhe party and recommendiug
the appointment of a national executive
committee of seven, which is to have
general control of the conduct of the
party, Tho resolutions were as follo.vs:
"Whereas it is not tho province of this
committee to anticipate the action of the
uatiounl convention in the formation of a
platform and declamations o!' princi?
' Whereas, in order to preclude any basis
i for cither misunderstanding or misrspre
i sentation as to the object of this organi?
zation, it is prudent to make known the
controlling principle of its existence;
' Resolved. Thnt the Silver Republican
party of tho United States favors the im?
mediate establishment of bimetallism by
the independent action of tho United
StatPS through tho free coinage of both
silver and gold at the ratio of sixteen to
1, and the clothing of both metals equally
with every attribute of full money, with
the right to every debtor to choose which
coin shall bo the basis of payment.
"And. resolved, That the achievement
of tili:-? great object is deemed by us of
paramount political importance,ami shall
form the controlling motive of our polit?
ical action until it is accomplished.
"Your committee on plans and organi?
zation for the silver Republican party of
the United States b<?g>? leave to submit
this our report :
"First?Wo recommend the appoint
meut of a national executive committee
of seven members, including tho national
chairman, to he appointed by the chair?
man of the national committee.
"Second?That this committee be em?
powered to take such action as may be
necessary in order to IUI any vacancies
existing or which may exist at any timo
in the national committee.
? Third?Tho executive committee.with
the advice and consent of the national
committee, Is authorized to call a na?
tional convention of the silver Republican
party to meet.at such time and pl*ce as
they may designate, and to perfect the
necessary details therefor.
"Fourth?In those States where organ?
izations are not complete, the members
of the national committee for such States
sliall take such steps under the direction
of the nntirnal executive committee as
are necessary to complete such organiza?
The resolutions were signed by Fred T.
Dubois, Idaho, chairman; J. J. Harper,"
Ohio; J. D. Clarkson, Missouri; E. C.
Watkin8, Michigan; A. J. Mossett, Ken?
tucky: A. M. Stevenson, Colorado;
Charles A. Towne, Minnesota; and Ben
S. Dean, secretary, New York.
Charles A. Towne, Minnesota, was
elected permanent chairman of the na?
The larger part of the evening session
was, after the ^adoption of the resolu?
tions, given up to informal discussion.
It is expected also that reso'utlnns will
be" adopted appointing Senators Petti
grew, of South Dakota: Cannon, of Utah;
Mantle, of Montana, and ex Senator Du?
bois, of Idaho, as commissioners to visit
Japan and China and report on the finan?
cial condition;; prevailing in those coun?
Just previous to the 'national meeting
the district delegates from Illinois met
at the call of Chairman C. C. Strawn, of
Pontlnc.aud perfected the State organiza?
The States of Maine,"New Hampshire,
Pennsylvania, Vermont, Rhode Island,
Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Ten
nesbee, and Texas were left oft of the na?
Ariun Club at the Second Presnyterlan
Church concert Friday night.
A TEXAS SENSATION.
The Legislature Resolutes to Investigate
the University. /
Austin, Tex., Juno 0.?A sensation of
the first watbr was created in thedeglsla
ture to day by the introduction iu the
house of a resolution 'providing for the
appointment of a committee to investi?
gate the management, of the State Uni?
versity here. The resolutlou charges that
the professors of the university are "act
lug against the best interests of the Insti?
tution; that they are teaching heresy and
inflaming the minds of- the pupils with
the Republican political faith,and that the
entire management of the institution, as
well as the students, are suffering from
the presence of Northern Ishuiaolites."
The resolution was referred to a commit?
tee and went over until to-morrow, and
If the charges are sustained the dismissal
of all Northern professors will follow.
The County Court Refuses to Grant Any
Blnefleld, Juno 0.?The county court
yesterday refused to grant license to sell
liquor In .Blnefleld. The question was
argued by both 'sides and after hearing
the argument President Calfee arose and
announced that' no license would be
Those who wero in favor of tho llceuse
were represented by H.A. Ritz, B. M.
Pendieton und F. M. Darst, and those op?
posed by John M. Auderson, Hugh G.
Woods anil Rev W. A. Pearson.
LOW FIGURES FOR COAL.
The Price Reduced in Blnefleld and It
Creates a Sensation.
Blnefleld, June 0.?The local coal trade
had a sensation this morning. Owing to
a reduction made by Castncr & Curran,
the factors of the colebrated Pocahontas
coal, tho contractors. W. H. Campbell &
Co.,have reduced the prices of coal to as?
lonishiugly low figures. They quote nut
coal in single tons at $2.55; half half
tons, $1.40; 5 ton lots, $2.50; 10 ton lots,
$3.85; carloads, $2.80. ?When it is re?
membered that this is the finest coal for
domestic as well as other purposes in the
world tho prices given above are exceed?
A LOVE AFFAIR.
Washington, Juno -J.?Jacopo Fenari
shot and killed Mrs. Chiara Guiliana here
to day an?1 then committed suicide. It
was the sequel to a love affair dating
back to Italy.
MARSHALL St WENDELL UPRIGHT
PIANO $275, EASY PAYMENTS.
Oue slightly used Marshall ?s Wendell
upright piano in fancy wood, full size
7 l-'.l octaves, good as new, warranted live
years,fot $275, on easy payments,without
Interest, at Robbie Piano Co., Ealem ave?
nue, n/ar Commerce street
Wytheville, Vs., June 0 ?(Special.)? 1
In the court of appeals to-day the cusn of
the Bankers' Loan and Investment Com
pany vs. Cornish and others, was par?
tially argued. The case came up on an
appeal from the corporation court of Roa
"THE GENT'S GREEN BALS."
OUItjSHOKS aue eine,
ouk immcks low;
Just thy ouk link,
You'll kind it bo.
New Sxai's for Selling. tfl QQ
Genuine Calf Tan Bals Mi jq
If you ever saw a better
SHOE at $2, we never,
ROANOKE SHOE CO.,
Spot Cash MoNKY-Savebs.
MADE AN ASSIGNMENT.
Chicago, June'.). ?NathanShure, whose
fireworks factory was completely demol?
ished yesterday evening by an explosion,
made an assignment to-day to Charles
Rosenberg. No schedule of assets or lia?
bilities was Pled.
Get a $50 "CRESCENT"
and hi happy. They have
Dunlop Clincher Tires and
are fully guaranteed.
ROANOKE CYCLE GO.,
108 Salem Ave S.W.
PRICES 3 CENTS
A Tariff Secured by Some Southern
SENATOR BACON IN THE LEAD.
HE SAYS ;THAT WHILE OTHER
SECTIONS OF THE COUNTRY ARE
SECURING [BENEFITS [ THERE IS
NO REASON WHY THE SOUTH
SHOULD ? BE EXCLUDED - A
SHARP DEBATE OVER THE
PROPOSITION, BUT THE VOTE
OVERWHELMINGLY IN ITS FA?
Washington, June 9.?For the first
time in the history of the country raw
cotton, the great product *bf the South,
has been placed upon the dutiable list at
20 per cent, ad valorem. This result
marked the close of one of the most sig?
nificant and interesting days in the Sbn
ate since the^tarlfY bill has been under
consideration. ? ,
The proposition to place a duty upon
cotton came from a 'Southern'mnn and a
Democrat, Senator Bacon, of Georgia. In
the final vote he brought no less than five
of his Democratic colleagues to his sup?
port, v'a: Clay, of Georgia; McEnery, of
Louisiana: TUlnian and ^McLaurln, of
South Carolina," and Rawlins, of Utah.
Although in suggesting [the amendment
Mr. Bacon had not the support, of the
finance committee, hitherto a prei-equl
slte to success for any proposed change,
yet the Republicans were naturally anx?
ious to*.vote for it, so that the figures by
which the amendment was adopted, 42 to
19, were overwhelming.
The debate which preceded [[the voting
was full of interest, while no little con?
cern was manifested by many of the Dem?
ocrats as to the ultimate result of the
breaking of party lines. In fact, it has
been very hard to hold tho Democratic
side together since the tariff has been be?
fore the Senate. Senators White, of Cal?
ifornia, ahd Rnwliugs, of Utah, broke
early Irom their party on account of a
duty on borax,while the duty on lumbor
carried off Mr. Bacon and Mr. Clay, both
Tho defect Ion yesterday, however, Jwns
so geueral as to excite widespread com?
ment. It was noticeable that the [Demo?
crats who voted for'the cottou duty were
I ;xll now Senators, while one of them, Mr.
McLaurln, will soou go before the people
of his State for re electlou.
Whether these Senators by their votes
indicate a new sentiment in the South,
and whether in the near future the Repub?
licans vi ill be able to make inroads in' a
hitherto exclusively Democratic section,
were questions that were asked yesterday
by politicians in".both parties. At any
rate, there seemed to be a general Impres?
sion that the duty ou cottou, thus placed
upon a tariff bill for the first time,und by
the votes rf Southern Democruts, marked
a new era in politics.
When Mr. Bacou offered his amend?
ment for the cotton duty, which he did
early In the day, he said that the omls
siior. of tho nrtlclo from tho dutiublo list
was a violation of the Democratic plat?
form that tari ff taxation should be im?
posed so as not to discriminate against
any section. The tariff, ns a whole, ho
said, fell like a dead weight on tho pro?
ducer of cotton,raising the price ou all ar?
ticles that he used, but leaving bis own
production in the lurch. The arrivals of
foreign cottou, he asserted, were con?
stantly increasing and if other agricultu?
ral products were to be benefited by rev?
enue duties, the .rule of consistency would
not exclude cotton.
It can easily be understood that Senator
Bacon's proposition excited tho .ivellest
Opposition from the Democratic side.
Senator Vest in particular argued against
It In most vigorous fashion. "If I
thought," he said, "that the Democratic
platform meant what tho Senator fror
Georgia says it does I would not hav?
touched it any more than I would hnv?
touched it ^rattlesnake, knowing that
there was no whiskey within a hundred
miles. God help us if this evangel is to
prevail." And Senutor Jones, of Arkan?
sas,was equally emphatic. "This duty,"
said he,"means nothing and will amount
to nothing but higher prices on cotton
goods." To theso statements Mr. Bacon
replied with much emphasis, saying that
the objectionable feature of tho tarlfi In
the past had been its sectionalism, which
he now proposed to obliterate. A>? It was
coutiuueil. ?"? fourth puge
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