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THE PARTIES AND THEIE MEN".
. There is no longer any speculation
as to who the Presidential candi
dates will te or what the party plat
forms will be, for both tho Republi
can and the Democratic parties have
named their men and declared their
platforms. They have presented
their claims' and submitted their
cases to the' American people for the
rcrdict which will be rendered at the
ballot box' next November. .'' "
The men who lead on the respect
ive tickets, Wm. J. Bryan and Wm.
McKinley, are personally good men,
but it ian't the men, but what they
stand for and represent in the con
test now to begin. The men are
simply the representatives of the
principles' .' declared by the par
ties that put them in nomi
nation. Both of these men
are popular, with the. differ
ence that one is the creator of his
own popularity, while the popular
ity of the other is largely machine
made' popularity. When Wm. J.
Bryan sprang into notice and be
came nationally famous, -Wm. Mc-
Kinley was already known through
out the country, and was so identi
fied with the protective, tariff sys
tem that it took his name and re
tained it until a new tariff was
framed and the Dingley took the
place of the McKinley tariff, .but it
was the part that Mr. McKinley as a
Congressman took in putting that
tariff upon the country that popu
larised him with the tariff benefi
ciaries and made him their candi
date four yearg ago.
He then was what Wm. J. Bryan
now is, a believer in bimetallism and
the free coinage of silver. VHe stuck
to his tariff views but abandoned his
free silver views, not because they
were wrong but because it was neces
sary to secure the support of the
money powers of the country. This
popularized him with the money
combines, as his high tariff views
popularized him with the benefi
claries of that system. It is upon
these two elements that he must de
V.pend forhis election to the Presi
dency. That he has these two ele-
mentsbehind him there is no doubt,
and that 'means that he will have
millions of dollars. So that it will
really be a contest between dollars
and men, McKinley representing the
dollars and Bryan the men.
lie would be a very dull student
of current political history wh
failed to discover that the corner
stone of the Republican party, as it
- is now organized, is the dollar, to
which the man is subordinated,
" while the Democratic party con
tends that the man is and should be
above the dollar. The policy of the
Republican party is strikingly illus
trated in its financial policy, in its
: tariff policy, and in its expansion
policy; a financial policy which es
tablishes and perpetuates a plu
tocracy; a tariff policy which en
. riches its beneficiaries at the ex
pense of the people, and lin expan
sion policy the argument for which,
when divested of hypocrisy and
simmered down, is commercial
greed. It will "pay," they say,
and therefore they throw conscience
and principle to the winds and play
the expansion game. That's what
Mr. McKinley, notwithstanding his
affirmations, stands for, that is what
he has stood for and will stand for
as the representative of the party
whose standard he bears.
The Democratic party opposes the
financial system of the Republican
party which puts the money volume
of the country in the control of a
comparatively small number of men,
thus establishing a plutocracy which
can control the business of the
country and have every man, woman
and child in It in their power. The
Democratic party does not believe
in putting the people of the country
in the power of the money manipu
lators and hence it declares against
of the raw material and the con
sumers of the manufactured article
in their, power. The Democratic
party does not believe in that, in
levying tribute upon" the multitude
to enrich the few, and therefore, it
opposes the protective tariff policy
of the Republican party, which
teachings and warnings of the
Fathers of the Republic, by sending
out ships and guns to seize the ter
ritory of other people, and shooting
them down because they refuse to
stand and without resisting see their
tarritory seized, although there may
be some vain pride in seeing the flag
floating in remote lands. That kind
of pride is not an offset to violations
of the declarations of the founders of
this Republic, nor to the command
thundered from Sinai, "Thou shalt
not steal!" The Democratic party
does not believe in this, does not be
lieve in larceny by nations nor in
murder in perpetuating the larceny,
and therefore it opposes the expan
sion policy of the Republican party.
It believes in honesty and in Ameri
canism, not only ' in dealing with
our own people but in dealing with
other people, whether they be strong
or weak. That's what William Jen
nings Bryan stands for and what he
will continue to stand for when
elected to the Presidency. Reduced
to its essence the Republican plat
form is a'.declaration for the dollar,
the inspiration of dollar pursuers.
Reduced to its essence the Demo
cratic platform is a declaration for
tho man, and a ringing protest
against subordinating the man to
THE GAME OF BLUFF BEGUN.
The Radical leaders in this State
have begun the game of bluff by the
arrest of a Registrar in Winston, as
announced in a press dispatch from
Raleigh published yesterday. The
alleged ground of the arrest is that
the Registrar refused to register
voters- "on account of race and
color." But it was simply a game
of bluff by whictflthey hope to in
timidate Registrars, so that they will
register every negro who presents
himself, whether he has a right to
register or not. They , probably
tried the same racket in Winston
that they have been trying in Dur
ham and other places, to register
negroes regardless of age, or other
requisites, and found Registrar
Thompson the kind of a man they
couldn't cow or manipulate.
This proceeding will not amount
to a continental, for if it is alleged
that it is a violation of State law,
United State marshals or commis
sioners have nothing to do with it,
and if it is alleged that the refusal
to register will deprive those refused
of the right to vote1 for members of
Congress in November, there is no
ground to stand upon because the
State election law prevides for the
revision of the registration books, so
that corrections may be made and
names inserted of persons entitled
to vote, whose names do not appear
on the books, so that the person who
f ails to have his name entered now,
can have it entered then, if he is en
titled to it, and vote in the .Novem
ber election. This knocks out tho
plea that the refusal to register now
deprives the voter of the right to
vote in the election for President
and members of Congress.
But, as we have remarked, this is
simply a game of bluff, to bulldoze
Democrats and Registrars, and is
simply carrying out the threats made
by Charley Reynolds, (who happens
to be Lieutenant Governor,) and
other Radical bushwhackers. They
tried the same game two years ago
before the election in 1898, and it
got so hot that they dropped it, and
the, registration .went on as usual
regardless of their antics. The re
sult was a much larger registration
of white men who became indignant
at this attempt to bulldoze, and this
will be the result now not only in
Forsyth county but throughout the
State where the white men will re
sent this insolent attempt to cow
them and prevent Registrars from
doing their duty.
When, these fellows resort to such
outrageous proceedings as this, it is
virtually an admission that they are
beaten and the more of it they do
the worse beaten they will be, for
the white men of North Carolina
know their rights and they are not
the kind of men who will permit
themselves to be run over or intimi
dated by revenue grasshoppers or
other pap-sucking insects.
BUNKING THE DARKEY HEAVY.
The Radical and Fnsionist leaders
in this State, the majority of whom
are Federal office holders, are run
ning the darkey for all he is worth
in this campaign. They are taking
advantage of the Constitutional
Amendment to whoop the colored
brothers up, and Chairman Holton
has sable Abe Middleton with him
at Greensboro to help him in the
job. Abe's business is to look after
'the colored contingent especially.
.J They are not only pulling the ne
gro for his vote, hut they are "pull
ing his leg', for money to run the
machine and carry on the cam
paign. .They have sent out circulars
to the colored societies, lodges, etc.,
throughout the State asking con
tributions of a dollar a head, osten
sibly to defeat the Constitutional
Amendment, and it is said they have
gotten in a good many dollars from
their colored dupes. In addition to
this some of these leaders aro advis
ing the negroes when Registrars re
fuse to register them, to resort to
force, to beat the Registrars, and if
that fails to murder them.
They may not mean all this, and
they may, but whether they do or
not the negroes to whom they talk
take it for granted they do, and
some of them may be fools enough to
follow it because they think they
have these white leaders behind
them, and that the United States
Government is behind these white
leaders, who in all probability tell
them that. .
It is needless to say that this is
bad advice to the negroes, if they
followed it, for it would get them
into more trouble than they could
very well manage, and it is foolish
advice, toofor it is giving warning
to the white men of the State, put
ting them on their guard so that
they will take timely steps to at
tend to matters in the event there
should be any occasion.
In addition to this, it is a strong
argument for the elimination of the
negro from politics by the adoption
of the constitutional amendment,
when it is so strikingly shown what
use these office-holders and office
hunters are making of the negro.
Second Day's Proceedings of the
Great Democratic National
The Platform Read by Senator Tillman.
Received With Tumultuous Applause.
Convention Adjourned Until To
day-The Vice Presidency.
HON. WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN.
WHITE MEN OF SCOTLAND.
A PLAN OF CAMPAIGN.
DEMOCRATS STIRRED UP.
High Handed Proceedings of Republicans
in Forsyth Registrar Arrested by
a United States Marshal.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, July 6. Chairman
Simmons to day received a telegram
stating that Democrats in Winston
are greatly stirred over the arrest of
Registrar John T. Thompson, by
Deputy Marshal Griffin. The bill of
indictment was drawn yesterday by
ex-Judge John Gray Bynum, of
Greensboro. The charge against the
registrar is that he refused to register
negroes on account of race and color.
The affiants and witnesses are all
black men. Assistant District Attorney
Blackburn signed a certificate ordering
the deputy marshal to make the arrest.
Mr. Thompson promptly gave a one
thousand dollar bond for his appear
ance before a United States commis
sioner next Tuesday.
The plan of the Republicans ia to
get the case in the Federal courts.
The Democrats propose to stand by
the registrar. The Sentinel, this af ter
noon says editorially: "After this
display of desperation on the part of
the Republicans you may put it down
that Forsyth, county is going in the
white man's column on the first Thurs
day in August."
The White Man's Club held an en
thusiastic meeting to-night, and the
arrest of Registrar Thompson was de
nounced in plain language.
Arrangements were made for a big
torchlight procession from Winston
to Salem square to morrow night,
where ex-Governor Jaryis speaks.
The People of Laurlnbnrg Refused to Let
H. F. Seawell Malign Their
Special Star Telegram.
Laurinbubo, N. C, July 7. H. F
Seawell stepped off the 9 o'clock train
this morning to make a speech here to
the Populist convention, but over two
hundred citizens of the town and sur
rounding community were present,
many of tnem wearing rea sains.
Seawell was advised to move on and
he got back on the train with his.
speech unspoken. He. has taken
particular pains in this, campaign to
arraign the Democrats of Scotland
county for the death of one of its
worst negro characters shortly before
the last election. The negro in ques
tion had made threats to burn
the town and murder one of
our young men and was himself
so outlawed by the people of South
Carolina, his native State, that he
could not go back there. The negro was
warhed and advised to get out of this
community, when he opened fire on the
parties and himself fell with a Win
chester bullet through him. Seawell
makes him out a good old negro, on his
knees begging for mercy, and has said
the people here are murderers, etc.
There were three Populists present.
One Populist and a turncoat now a
Republican, got on the train with Sea
well and went as far as Maxton,
where they all struck v out for a prom
inent Republican officer. No man
can make such speeches about our
people as Seawell has and speak here
if known. Had not wiser counsel pre
vailed to day there wOuld have been
Amicable Agreement Between Represent
atives of Silver Republican, Popu
list and Democratic Parties.
By Telegraph to the Moraine Star.
Kansas City, July 7. The confer
ence committees from the Silver Re
nublicans. the Democrats and the
Populists, in session last night, final
ly came to an amicable agreement on
a plan of campaign whereby political
work will be run on lines entirely
harmonious to the declaration of the
Democratic convention. This idea
will be worked out in every district.
An advisory committee of three mem
bers from each or tne tnree parties
was appointed, and this committee,
wherever possible, will work to effect
fusion on State and Congressional
The Silver Republican National
Committee, in session immediately af
ter the close of the conference, voted
unanimously to mace Adlai E. Steven
son in nomination for Vice President
and to co-operate in every way with
the Democratic party for the success
Of the ticket.
The Populist Committee met at the
Lyceum and did not adjourn until 2
o'clock this morning. The debate over
the result of the conference covered a
wide range on account of particu
lar conditions existing in some
of the Western States, as viewed
from a Populist standpoint. Sev
eral of the members advocated request
ing Mr. Towne to withdraw in the
interest of the principles which they
all advocate and for the sake of in
suring harmony and concerted action,
thus allowing the endorsement of Mr.
Stevenson. This course was strongly
opposed by the more radical members
of the committee, who insisted that
the party retain its integrity. It was
finally decided to take no action until
Mr. Towne shall have had a con
ference with Mr. Bryan.
A DASTARDLY ATTEMPT.
Not Guilty of Assault Upon
The most important case in
Criminal Court Saturday was that
against C. E. Workman, charged with
assault with intent to kill upon Con
tractor A. G. Call, particulars of which
are familiar to Star, readers. Both
are white mien and a number of
character witnesses were intro
duced with the result that the
case did not go to the jury until
near 4 o'clock delaying the session of
the court until half an hour later, when
a verdict of not guilty was returned.
Brooke G. Empie, Esq , assisted the
Solicitor in the prosecution and Work
man was ably defended by William J.
A London chemist has concocted
a substitute for India rubber. It is
composed of a mixture of cellulose
and castor oil, and for some purposes
is said to be superior to rubber, es
rjeciallv as a coating for copper wires.
that system and for a system which I rp0 apply it it is softened with a sol-
will give the people a voice in fram- I yent which evaporates, leaving a
in g their financial system. firm coating
The Democratic party does not
s believe in erecting a tariff wall on our.
' boundaries to keep out competition
and give a comparatively smaU num
ber of people a monopoly of the
home market and enable them to fix
the prices of what they sell and what
they buy, thus having the producer
They are not doing much hust
ling to try those Cuban postoffice
looters. The gentlemen in charge
of that business would like to stave
it off till after the Presidential elec
tion if they could find any plausible
Big Time at Whlteville.
The people of Columbus county are
arranging for a big demonstration at
WhUftville. Julv 21st. Hon. C. B.
Aycock will address the people there
at that time and a large crowd is ex
pected. Features of the meeting will be
music by the 8econd Regiment Band
of this city, and probably a parade by
an detachment of Naval Reserves from
uKim;ntnn with their cannon. There
will also he a red shirt parade of five
hundred men or more on horseback.
A delegation of South Carolinians
with Senator B. R. Tillman are also
expected on this occasion.
Tho arrest of the Democratic
vHtrar at Winston -is not likely to
Republicans Trying to Intimidate Regis
trars Bad Advice to Negroes.
The following; from Vance county:
The undersigned being duly sworn,,
doth say, that on the 3rd of July,
1900, a negro came in the Watkins
store and told D. H. Gill and W. H.
Smith that the registrar had refused to
register him and he wished that they
would get him registered, whereupon
D. H. Gill told the negro, you go to
the court house Saturday, and if the
registrar refuses to register you take a
stick and bust his brains out.
(Signed) W. Ed. Moss, -
Geo. F. Wyckoff.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
6th Julv. 1900.
Clerk Superior Court of Vance County.
The D. H. Gill referred to above was
the Populist clerk of the Superior
Court in Vance county and was de
feated for re-election in 1898. W. H.
Smith is a Republican, at present sher
iff of the county, and a candidate for
re-election on the Republican-Populist
another from wilkes co.
State of North Carouna,
W. G. Hall, being duly sworn, says
that he heard . James W. McNeill, Re
publican candidate for the Legislature
in Wilkes county, on the 27th day of
June, 1900, and that in the course of
his remarks he told the negroes present
to go to the registrar and demand to be
ravistered. and. if refused, to get their
friends and 'go back that night and
give the registrar a genteel whipping,
and then go back next registration day
and demand to be registered, and if
again refused, to swing him to aiimo
or to do any thing they pleased to
(Signed.) W. G. Hall.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this July 5th, 1900.
J. V. McCall, C. S. C.
W. C. Newland and A. H. Boyd,
sheriff , being duly sworn each for him
self, says that they know the general
character of W. G. Hall, and know him
to be a man of highest character and
W, C. Newland.
H. H. Boyd.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this July 4th, 1900.
J. V. MoCall, C. S. C.
Will Give Hearty Support to Stevenson
as Bryan's Running Mate on the .
Presidential Ticket. '
By Telegraph to the Moraine Star.
Kansas City, July 7. The Silver
Republican party to-day, by its execu
tive committee, issued an address to
the Silver Republicans of the United
States, saying, among other things :
"The Democratic candidate for
President is ours; our convention
named him. Upon the fundamental
propositions above stated, we are one
with the Democratic and the People's
farty. Our common candidate for
'resident is enlisted, heart and soul,
in this great cause. We know he has
the high courage of his convictions.
His triumph is necessary if we are to
hand down to our children and our
children's children government as
founded in the wisdom of the fathers,
maintained in the blood and treasure
of its citizens, and perpetuated as a
"Imnelled bv these considerations,
your national committee has deter
mined that its duty in this hour is to
endorse Hon. Adlai E. Stevenson as
our candidate for Vice President, in
order that the opposition to the gold
standard, trusts, and. monopolies) im
perialism and all its attendant evils,
may concentrate its votes at the dan
ger point and accomplish the triumph
of. those principles so dear to us.
"It is but simple justice to say that
in taking this action, we are following
the advice of our distinguished leader,
Hon. Charles A. Towne.
"Let us express the hope that our
friends will lay aside whatever of dis
appointment they may feel and join
in a united effort to secure the triumph
of our principles at the coming election,"
CHASINQ A CHINAMAN.
It was a
help Butler and Pritchard.
i.iinMi all around.
reference to this outrage is made in
the editorial aeparjraen ui tuo
to day. v
The Total Stamp Issue-An Increase Over
By Telegraph to the Moralnz Star.
Washington, July 7. The receipts
of the Postoffice Department for the
year past show a total stamp issue of
3,963,374,310 pieces, aggregating in
value $76,276,804. This is an increase
over 1899 of 467,417,460 pieces and an
increase in value of $9,474,413. The
new stamp books issued by the depart
ment late in the fiscal year proved to
be in great demand. There were over
two and a half million sold, aggrega
ting in value $830,648.
Fire at Pittsburg, Pa., yesterday, re
sulted in the death of four men, while
six others were severely injured.!
Property loss about $100,000.
An Angry Mob of German Farmers Near
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
CHigiao, July 7.A crowd of
angry German farmers, living in and
about Niles,'seven miles west of Evans-
ton, in order to avenge; the death of
the German Ambassador in China, at
tempted violence to-night to a Chinese
peddler. They chased the man with
pitchforks and other agricultural im
plements, but he escaped into the
woods at Norwood Park. The place
was surrounded by the pursuers, but
after an hour's search the pursuit was
The weekly bank statement shows
the .following changes: Surplus re
serve, decrease i,Z7U,rt; loans, ue
crease $5,578,600; specie, decrease
$1,365,700; legal tenders, decrease
$L604,600; deposits, decrease $6,400,
300: circulation, increase $67,100.
rrha hanks now hold $15,589,200 in
. .. . ; i 4U
excess ot tne requiremeuui ui tuo
per cent. rule.
American athletes won eight out of
the thirteen amateur events for the
championship of Great Britain. The
Amateur Athletic Association cnam
nionshin srames were held at Stamford
Bridge, London, and as the Americans
only competed in twelve of the events,
they won all but four of the contests
in which they took part. ,
Bv Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Convention Hali. Kansas City,
July 5. Convention Hall was again
besieged to-day by eager and excited
thousands, and long before the time
set for opening the second day's pro
ceedings cf the convention all of the
streets approaching the building wen
solid lv massed with humanity, mov
ing forward to. the many entrances. .
Once the delegates began to put in
an appearance they came in streams,
and the space reserved for them filled
up with great rapidity. At 10.30, the
time set for the opening of the con
vention, two thirds of them were seat
ed and the remainder were in the hall
or were gathered at the doors.
At 11 o'clock the slender figure of
Chairman Richardson loomed up
above the platform assemblage. He
swung the gavel lustijy aud above the
din faintly could be heard his calls for
order. Slowly quiet was brought out
of the confusion and the chairman pre
sented Rev. John G. Glennon for the
opening invocation. .
Mr. Kichardson announced inai me
platform committee was not ready to
report, and pending word from the
committee, invited to the platform ex
Governor Hogg of Texas, to address
At the termination of Governor
Hogg's address Chairman Richardson
"Gentlemen: I have the honor to
introduce to you Hon. A. M. Dockery,
Missouri's favorite son."
Mr. Dockery was warmly received,
and at the conclusion of his speech D.
S. Rose, of Milwaukee, was called to
the platfrom to address the conven
tion. After other speeches Chairman Rich
ardson announced that he had been
informed the Platform Committee
would be ready to report at 3.30 P. M.
Thereupon a motion was made to ad
journ until that hour and the vast
audience filed out of the building amid
enthusiastic shouts for the favorite
The convention re-assembled at 3 :30
but it was not until 4 ,Jo'clock that
Chairman Richardson, turning from a
conference with Governor McMillin
and Senator White, picked up the
gavel and brought the convention to
The nlatform committee, headed by
Senator Jones, D. J. Campau, Senator
Tillman and Judge Van Wyck, had just
pushed their way through the dense
throng and proceeding to the platform
had taken seats flanking the chairman.
Mr. Richardson pleaded long and
vainly for order, but at last the noise
subsided and Senator Jones, in a clear
voice announced: "I am authorized
by the Committee on Resolutions to
present the platform agreed upon, and
I will yield to the Senator from South
Carolina, Mr. Tillman, to read the
Mr. Tillman now 'stepped to the
front and was greeted with a .cheer.
He read the platform in a full voice,
easily heard throughout the hall.
As he proceeded, each plank was
greeted with applause. The Senator
accompanied his reading with emphatic
gestures, striding up and down
the platform, turning this way and
that, after his manner in the Senate.
There was a howl of approval as he
clinched his fist and hercely arraigned
the course of the administration in
Cuba. 1 But it remained for his reading
of the declaration that "imperialism is
the paramount issue of the campaign,"
to evoke a storm of enthusiasm.
When the Senator reached the re
affirmation of the Chicago platform,
with the declaration for free silver
coinage at a ratio of 16 to 1, pande
monium again broke loose. But the
demonstration was faint in compari
son with, what had just occurred
when imperialism was announced as
the "paramount issue." Many of the
delegates stood on their chairs and
waved flags and cheered, but a very
considerable number more than half
held their seats.
When the applause had subsided,
Chairman Jones of the platform com
mittee said he had been instructed to
move that the platform be adopted by
the convention by acclamation. The
motion was put and amid a roar of
cheers the platform was adopted with
out a word of dissent.
The next business before the con
vention was the nomination of a can
didate for the presidency of the United
States. The secretary wasxordered to
call the roll of States. -
"Alabama," the secretary shouted,
commencing the call of the roll.
"The State of Alabama," said the
chairman of the delegation of that
State, "yields to Nebraska the privilege
of naming the next President of th e
W. D. Oldham, of Nebraska, who
was to present the name of Mr. Bryan
to the convention, was waiting by the
chairman's desk, and as the chairman
of the Alabama delegation resumed
his seat, became forward and in a very
few graceful words, expressed his ap
preciation of the favor extended by
Alabama in surrendering its time to
the State of Mr. Bryan.
Mr. Oldham delivered his eulogy of
Mr. Bryan with impassioned fervor.
As he approached the close of his ad
dress he raised both hands over his
head and spoke slowly and with an
energy that caused his voice to pene
trate into every corner of the hall.
"And that man is William Jen
nines Brvan " he concluded, bring
ing his hands lower with each word
until the last had been uttered, when
he brought them up with a sweep, but
quicker than his .motion was the
answering cheer that swept across the
convention. It was a simultaneous
roar from all parts of the hall. Up went
the 'delegates on the chairs, over
their heads went the flags . and
above them all soared and rang the
cheers for Bryan. The band per
formed its share, but the noise of its
creation was but a drop in the tor
rent. Whatever may have been the
difference, of delegates over the plat
form they seemed to haye forgotten
them, and all were as one in favor of
the man. New York vied with Ne
braska and Kansas in venting its en
Arkansas yielded to Texas and Mr.
Perkins began a speech seconding Mr.
Bryan. His finish was applauded, and
the clerk calling the roll was drown
ed out by vociferous crito for"Hill,"
Colorado gave way to Illinois and
Judge Thompson took the platform,
while the audience again cried for
"Hill." Judge Thompson did not
take the ten minutes allotted him,
and when he finished Connecticut
yielded for David B. Hill. Even as
the State yielded, the convention
took up the cry which had been on
its tongue for two days.
Flags waved and the delegates rose
and cheered with the audience. The
men ia New York wearing the Tam
many badges were the only delegates
who kept their seats. Ex Senator Hill
forced his way to the platform and
waved his hand for silence. When
the cheers and cries ol -"Hill," "Hillw
had concluded and the vast audience
was seated, he began to speak slowly
but clearly and the attention given
him was remarkable. The vast hall was
almost perfectly silent. His laudation
of Bryan was received with applause
and cheers. But when he said "Bryan
will receive the support of an united
party," the crowd went wild and the
baud had to play "America" to still the
tumult. "His integrity has never
been questioned," asserted Mr. Hill and
the audience yelled "That's so."
His explanation of his position on
the . platform and his acquiescence
with the will of the majority called
for heartier applause than had been
evinced before, andfthe good offices of
the band were agam necessary to get
attention lur uuu
Speech of David Bennett Hill in Second
j ing the Nomination of William
MIn behalf of the Democratic
masses of the State of New York,
for .whom I assume to speak on this
occasion, l second the nominal m
which has been made from the State
of Nebraska. Applause and cheer
ing; William J. Bryan does not
belong to Nebraska alone; he be
longs to the North and the South,
to the East and the West he be
longs to the whole country at large.
Renewed applause and cheering. .
t ijs a nomination already made in
the hearts and affections of the
American people. Continued cheer
ing and applause. From the clos
ing of the polls four years ago until
this very .hour there never was a
possibility of any other nomination
being made. Enthusiastic cheers
and applause. - "
1'Mr. Bryan is a gentleman who
needs no introduction to this audi
ence nor to the American people.
Renewed applause and. cheering.
Nebraska is proud of him, hut Mew
York is proud of him also. Re-'
newed applause and cheering. For
four years he has upheld the banner
of IDemocracy in almost every Stato"
in jthe Union; His voice has been
heard not only in behalf of our
principles, but in behalf of the cause
of ihe common people, in behalf of
the workingmen, in behalf of hu
manity. Great applause and cheer
ing. He will not only have the
support of his party but of a united
party . Applause, cheers and
or nags lasting tor three
wavings or nags
tension tor nun. j i m?ntlta 1
"This nomination will meet the ap-I I.tt-V 41
oval of the East," he said, and en- f He " strong, strong with the
thused his auditors. In closing, he
said: "New York expects to join with
you with her thirty-six electoral
votes," and then as he stepped down
from the platform the convention
became a bedlam again. "Hill for
Vies President I" was one of the
cries raised, and - delegates all over
the house were on their feet, except
the five rows of Tammany men. Ex
Senator Murphy, as Hill passed to his
seat, grabbed his hand and shook it
heartilyt Then Mr. Shea of Brooklyn
did the same and others in ' the row,
but Mr. Croker sat immobile and Hill
passed him without salutation. The
applause for 'Senator Hill continued
for some minutes.
The list of States and territories was
completed with the calling of the ter
ritory of Hawaii.
The announcement by Chairman
Richardson that Mr. Bryan had been
nominated, for President of the United
Staets unanimously was received with
great aplause, but it did not compare
with the previous demonstrations dur
ing the day.
At the third day's session of the
Convention Adlai E. Stevenson, of
Illinois, was nominated for Vice Pres
ident on the first ballot.
BRYAN AND STEVENSON:
Conference of Populists and Silver Re
publicans With Democratie National
By Telegraph to the Mernlng Star.
Kansas City. July 7. The Demo
cratic National Committee resumed its
sessions today at the Kansas City
Club. The representatives of the Popu
lists and Silver Republicans attended
the meeting. Nearly every State in
which the Populists apd Silver Re
publicans have strength enough to
carry it for the Democracy was pledged
to Bryan and Stevenson. The excep
tions were Nebraska, Kansas and
South Dakota, the representatives of
these States saying they thought it ex
tremely doubtful whether these could
be carried for Bryan unless a Populist
should remain in the field. At the
same time they claimed they did not
care to sacrifice Mr. Towne and force
him to become a Watson, even on a
smaller scale. The Silver Republi
cans and Populists representing the
three States named, did not talk very
encouragingly. They said Populists
and Silver Republicans might to the
same extent vote the Republican
ticket, while other Populists who had
herefore acted with the regu
lar organization would go over to the
middle-of -the road ticket nominated
at Cincinnati. Stress was laid upon
the danger of losing four Senators in
three States. The Silver Republicans
said there would be no doubt about
carrying the mountain States, but
they had little hope of the Pacific
coast. The matter of running a third
ticket probably will be. determined
after a conference of the leaders at
Lincoln, as it is understood that many
will meet Mr. Bryan there on Monday.
Acting Chairman Edminston, Gen
eral James B. Weaver and Thomas
Patterson spoke for the Populists,
while Chairman Tillotson, ex-Senator
DuBois and Representative Shafrotb,
spoke for the Silver Republicans. All
of the Silver Republicans pledged their
hearty support to the Bryan and Ste
venson ticket and the Populists said
they were earnestly in favor of the
election of Bryan, but pointed out the
difficulty of endorsing the ticket by
tho Pnniilist committee without its be
ing placed in the position of dictator I to "analyze this platform.
JO tUO party, suiucuuuk u mk i-
lists of Kansas, Nebraska and South
Dakota would not stand.
The Silver Renublicans presented
the names of Chairman Tillotson, Sen
ator Teller and ex-Senator DuBois for
representation on the Democratic Ex
ecutive Committee. The Populists
did not present any name for this com
mittee, saying that until . they could
confer with the leaders in the various
States they would take no action.
. It was determined that addresses in
favor of the Bryan and Stevenson
ticket should be issued soon by tho
Democratic and Silver Republican
parties, to be followed later by an ad
dress for the Populist party when it is
ready to act.
Chairman Jones said everything is
working toward harmonious action by
all of the "reform" forces, and that
indications are that all parties will be
pulling together for the Bryan and
masses, strong with the
strong with the artisan stronger
even than his own cause. His integ
rity has never been questioned du
ing all the time he has been nnder
hie gaze of the American people.
Qheers. His statesmanship nas
been exhibited in the halls of Con
griess.. No others have served during
sujch a brief period who made such
art impression upon the minds and
hearts and consciences of the Ameri
can people. Applause.
"This convention, meeting here
tol-day in this most beautifuL city, -
surrounded by this hospitableleom- 1
mnnity, was, indeed, - the proper ?
place to nominate , this candidate.
Applause. The cause he repre
sents is peculiarly the cause of the
people. His election will mean hon
esty and integrity in public office.
Loud applause. It will mean the
amelioration of the people; it will
mean the destruction of criminal
trusts and monopolies. Applause.
It will mean economy and retrench
njient in governmental affairs; it will
mean the supremacy of the Consti- .
tution everywhere throughout this
land wherever the flag floats. Ap
plause. It will mean a return to
the advocacy of the principles of
the Declaration of Independence.
Applause. It will prove a blessing
not only to those who vote for him
but to the few who may vote against
him. Loud applause.-
I "I, as you well know, was one of
those who in good faith doubted the
wisdom of some portions of the plat
form, doubted the propriety of going
into details' on certain portions of
our finanpial policy, but the wisdom '
of this convention has determined
otherwise, . and I acquiesce cheer
fully in the decision. Loud ap
plause and cries of Hurrah for
HilH' and 'Biyan and Hill!'
j' "I am here to say further that the
platform that has been read is
worthy of the vote and approval of
every man who claims to be a Demo
crat in this country. Applause..
Those who do not admfre some por
tions can speak for others. If there
are some issues which they do not ,
desire to present as strong as some
others they can at least talk about
somethincrin this platform thai is '
worthv of their approval.
S "This is the time ior unity ana
not for division. (Applause. I
plead for party harmony tfhd for
party success. I plead because of
the dangers which confront ns.
"As sure as election day comes,
stnd if we should happen to be de
feated, which I do notjbelieve, wliat
Will follow? It means a restoration
of a Federal election law. It means
a reduction of the apportionment of
jtnembers of Congress throughout
Ihe Southern States of our Union.
It means a consequent reduction in
the Electoral College from our v
Southern States, and the plea of ne
cessity will be "made because it will
he apparent by election day that
some of the new-born States of
the West, which they had relied
upon, have gone over to the Demo
cratic party. ApplauBe.
"So I sav that this is a most im
portant election important for our
nartv. important for our country,
important for the best interests of
all our people. I have no time now
speaking of men and not of meas
ures. "This nomination will meet the
approval, based upon this platform,
of the people of the East. Cheers.
What we need is an old-fashioned,
rousing Democratic victory through:
out this land. That will mean a
restoration ;of the currency of our
fathers. Great applause. That
will mean home rule for the States.
That will mean popular government
restored. That Will mean the su
premacy of equal laws throughout
the country. And in this great re
sult which we hope to achieve I am
here to say simply in conclusion
that New Ydk expects to join with
you with her thirty-six electoral
Sanford-EWprm: The most foul
murder ever committed in this section
occurred two and a half miles south
east of Southern Pines Ttfesday even
ing about twilight, when some un-,
known assassin shot to death Mr. E. '
Lamsden, JrA formerly of New
Rocheele, N. Y. He was arranging
matters about ma nouse ana ine iauu
shot struck him as he was stooping
over a trough from which he watered
his horses. Dr. McLieod, 01 uartnage, .
was telegraphed for, and upon investi
gation found that tne entire cnarge
from the gun entered the right chest
ranging down through the heart and
out at the left side, fearfully lacerat
ing the body.
Concord Times: The wheat
crop is reported very fine, the straw is
of good length and the heads are large
and well flfled. Our Register, W.
Reece Johnson, plucked one head
from his field that had sixty-four
graina well matured.- Our Treasurer,
C. W. Swink, has reaped 4,070 shocks,
and it is estimated he will set between
1,500 and 2,000 bushels of the oereaL
Jonesboro Journal'. Hr. L. M.
Foushee has made a wheat record for
this section. He sowed 4 bushels of
wheat on 5 acres of land, and threshed
just 133t bushels Of wheat or 26 7-10
bushels to the acre. The total expense,
including threshing was $51. The
variety is 'improved rurpie eiraw.