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TBS TOLL TAX PERIL.
A few days ago the Stab called
attention to the alarming fact that
thousands of the white voters of
North Carolina have failed to pay
their roll tax. Ia several of the
counties the delinquent list runs
all the way from 1,000 to 2,000,
and no doubt most of the counties
have delinquent lists of from 100 to
500. It would be a conservative
estimate to say, therefore, that not
leas than 25,000 Democratic voters
in North Carolina have failed to
pay their tax, and it is a serious
matter when it is considered that
the non-payment of the poll tax
will debar just that many from the
polls on election day.
The above statement of the situa
tion as it appears now, with only
six more days left in which to pay
the poll tax, makes it incumbent
upon the Democratic leaders in
every county of the State to do
some earnest and effective work in
procuring the payment of the poll
of all delicqent Democrats.
Chairman Rollins,6f the Bepubll
can State Committee, has been ex
ceedingly active in urging Republi
cans to pay their polls. By circulars
and appeals through the local Re
publican leaders, the voters of that
ptrty have been thoroughly stirred
up on the matter. If it is true that
the Republicans are paying the poll
tax of voters who do not find it
convenient or possible to pay up,
the North Carolina Democracy must
face the serious consequences which
any neglect this week may bring
The activity of the Republicans in
tbree or four of the Congressional
districts of North Carolina indicates
tht they have strong hopes of
electing at least two Republi
can Congressmen. Several cir
cumstances have tended to alien
ate some of the Democratic voters
in the western Carolina districts,and
unless the Democrats pay their poll
taxes, the consequence may be the
lo:s of two or more Democratic Con
gressmen in this State. This would
be a misfortune for several reasons,
toe most important one being the
imperative necessity of having .a
good working majority in the House
at Washington in the event of the
electiou of Judge Parker or any
other Democrat as President.
For the same reason that some of
the Congressional districts are im
perilled to Democratic chances, the
election of Democratic members of
the General Assembly may be de
feated. While we are confident the
Democracy will have a good major
ity in the General Assembly, it is
d eirable that we should have a big
majority. At any rate, we must
take no chances, so let the Dem
ocratic leaders in every county be
stir themselves about this poll tax
menace from now till next Satur
day, the last day upon which the
pQlLtax can be paid to qualify an
elector to vote in the November
election. ' -
COMPETING LIHB TO THE WEST
The Asheville Citizen mentions a
matter which 1b exceedingly impor
tant for Wilmington, if the state-
ment is based upon a probability.
It is that the Illinois Central rail
road is seeking a connection with
Asheville, and that it will combine
with the Seaboard Air Line, which
proposes to build a thirty-mile con
necting link from its western termi
nus at Rutherfordton to Asheville.
Such a stroke of enterprise would
give Wilmington a competing line to
ihe meat and grain producing West,
and put our city in direct commu
nication with the coal fields of Ten
lessee. It would, therefore, not ba
J)1 of place for the Wilmington
Chamber of Commerce to inquire
UtO the TJOSsibilitiAa nrntiehiH.
ot such a railroad deal as is
minted at by our esteemed Asheville
A Philadnlnhla t i
j . r nvuiau t ui c TT a
Q1a Of lettnoofn V.
cause he refused to pray. Under
prQTocation how can she ever
ww him to say: "Lettuce
The business men of Bennetts
ville, S. C, are making a sensible
move in preventing their growing
town from being Isolated as to trans
portation. They are going to build
railroad to Hunt's Bluff, on the
Pee Dee river, to connect with river
navigation. This will Insure the
town water competition in freight
rates. Marion is also contemplating
a short railroad connection with the
Pee Dee. .
The negroes of Richmond, Va.,
have boycotted the street cars be
cause extra seats are provided for
them. When the negro gets so he
thinks some white folks are not fit
to sit down by, he will be content
to enjoy the seats where he will be
all to himself. The negro needs to
cultivate race pride. Who would
sit by any man who would not want
him as a side partner ?
Intelligence in war goes along
ways. The stupidity of an ignorant
mass against knowledge is like a
feather in a whirlwind. Napoleon
proved to the . world what this
meant and he realised himself what
it was when he met his defeat at
the hands of superior intelligence at
Waterloo. Smart people are in
The Norfolk Landmark tells us
that "there is no such thing as
fined English grammar." Then we
will be excused if we run amuck in
phrasing now and then. Bnt we do
not know where the Landmark got
its authority. For the sake of error
we hope it is right.
The Wes"t Virginia State conven
tion elected delegates favorable to
Gorman for President, with Parker
for second choice. Senator Gor
man is a big enough man to make
us respect the action of the West
The Marion, S. G , Observer goes
off at this rate: "We have too many
judges. It is coming to be a term
synonmous with the Georgia Colo
nel and the North Carolina Parson."
Considering the war between
Russia and Japan, we have come to
the conclusion that the average ex
pert on strategy is as much of a
blacksmith as we are.
The Norfolk Landmark asks:
"Shall a drunken man kill with im
punity?" He can, if he doesn't get
drunk enough to kill the wrong
If the Democracy does not win In
this campaign they will be in a posi
tion four years from now to know
why they can't elect a President.
Judge Parker has been heard
from. He has raised a kick about
paying 11.40 a bushel for rye to be
sown on his plantation.
Some people are continually de
manding justice. If most of them
got justice they wouldn't be satis
fied with the sentence.
If yon are not satisfied with your
lot in life, you might exchange it for
the chances of some fellow who
haan't got any lot.
Kansas Dolltlcians declare that
prohibition is in Kansas to stay, and
that it would be upheld by either
party. Why not f When prohibi
tion does not prohibit, wny snouia
any one be against it. Kansas City
Senator Tillman expresses
himself in favor of Parker and says
the State delegation will be for him.
When former supporters 01 .Bryan
like Senator Tillman part company
with him, he ought to be able to
see the handwriting on the wall.
Whv not refer the constitu
tionality of the President's recent
service pension order legislation to
thft President himself? It would be
just as wise and as consistent to al
mm . A A 1 I
low the resident to construe legis
latmn m to &llow him to enact leeia-
lrtion. Atlanta Journal.
The South has Increased its
rtnnnUtian onlv 60 per cent, in the
last twenty-threo years, but it has
- 3 7 l 1 J3 AM OKA lAwf
increased its muuittm u wu
and its railroads nearlv 200 per
cent. The South is occasionally
diimofled to be different, but it
seems also to ne, American. jxook-
- . a T TL.
ThA Colorado minis? situa'
tlon is still yery complicated, with
uttin nroaoect annarently of an early
settlement. It is over a year now
since the troops were called out, and
3,000 are still at work to keep the
triknra onlet. Governor Peabodj
calls it an insurrection against the
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State authorities, wniie juage ele
vens, of the District Court at Ouray,
ati that the Governor Is responsi
ble. The tronbla stows 'ont Of a
strike of the Western Federation of
Miners, who sought to enforce an
eight-hour day. The operators com
plained bitterly of the destruction
of their nronertv bv the strikers,
and the Governor, ordered ont the
troops a year ago. Since then there
Iim heen a rerr unsettled condition
of things in the mining regions, and
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the trouble still continues. rniw
TOE LOCAL CAMPAIGN
Echoes of Friday Night's Meet
ing and the Developments "
PRIMARY OFFICERS NAMED.
PolIIag Pisces Designated feasty Ticket
oa Tapis at Qatherlag Is Coarl Haase,
Bat Committee Divided ea Its
Propriety Other Notes.
Friday night's meeting at the Court
House, which came dangerously sear
resulting In a fiasco, was a proline
source of conversation on the streets
Saturday. Many ludicrous Incidents
of the meeting; were related, while
those who treated the subject serlous-
7, deplored the fact that the real pur-.
pose of the gathering as stated in the call
was discounted bj the foolish attempt
to have the meeting endorse a cut and
dried ticket for county and legislative
offices. That an attempt was made to
have the meeting go so far as to en
dorse a county ticket did not become
generally known until Saturday when
a prominent member of the committee
on resolutions was free to say that
when he was unexpectedly called to
retire for the purpose of drawing up a
platform, he was thunderstruck at eee-
ng In the committee room a type
written copy of a full ticket from eon-
stable up and also a resolution com
mending; one Democratic newspaper
to the faint praise of others who had
given encouragement to the move
ment. Two members of the commit
tee dissented, whereupon the county
ticket was stricken from the slate and
the resolution in regard to the press
was left for other persons In the meet-
ng to Introduce Certain fulsome
declarations of continued allegiance
to "Jeffersonian princ'plea" were also
stricken frem the original resolution
outlining the platform. The commit
tee member said that the eounty ticket
embraced the names of W. B. Savage,
for constable; Dr. CD. Bel, for coro
ner; W. H. Blddle, for register of
deeds ;G. F. Quins, for treasurer, and
Co'. T. CL Jamer, chairman of the
meeting, for sheriff. Upon objection
of the members referred to, who took
the ground that the committee would
overstep its bounds by going so far as
to adopt the very "ring methods"
which it was declaring so violently
against, the resolution as finally read
In open meeting was agreed upon as
reported, with the understanding that
the remainder of the declarations could
come up, if deemed advisable upon
Introduction, by any Individual,
80MB DEMOCRATS PROTEST.
A large number of leading Demo
crats have made complaint to the
8tah of what they consider an inac
curacy or omission in Its report of
the meeting held In the Court House
Fridsy night They suggest that we
should have explained that out of
about 800 people present, not more
than twenty-five voted for the resolu
tions , adopted, thus showing con
clusively that there was no gen
eral sentiment in favor of the resolu
tions in the form in which they were
presented. These Democrats say they
had no objection to a legalised prima
ry, nor to the election of County Com
missioners and Magistrates by the
The fact that there was no vote In
the negative is thus explained : those
who favored that portion of the reso
lutions referred to above were strongly
opposed to other features of the reso
lutions. So they were unwilling I to
accept them as a whole and, cpnse-
quently, did not vote at all.
It is pointed out by many Democrats
that the fact that out of 800 persons
present, only about twenty-five voted
in favor of the resolution calling on
the Executive Committee to amend
the call for the primary election, Is
strong evidence that the Democrats are
perfectly satisfied with the action of
the Executive Committee.
POLLIIfa F LAOS 3 HAXXD.
The following placer, registrars and
poll holders were officially announced
Saturday bv Chairman Geo. I. Pes-
ehau, and Secretary W. A. Willson,
of the Democratic Executive Commit
tee, for the primary to be held May
3rd. The polls will be open In the
city precincts from 8 P. M. to 6:30 P.
M. and In the country precincts from
9 A. M. to 5 P. M.
First Ward Polling place, Hose
Rael House; registrar, June Liove,
nnii.hnlrfvn. J. A. Rimu. J. A. Jonea.
Second Ward Polling place, Justice
Bornemann's omce; registrar, tr.
Belnsberger, Br. ; poll-holders, O. H.
Ward, W. S. Huggins.
Thfrd Ward Polling nlace. house
mith of Glblem lodge: registrar. A.
Q. Han kins poll-holders, B. M. Mc-
Intyre, w. a., jo. jlocq.
Fourth Ward Polling place,
OTnrth' fee denot. Dock street: reg
istrar, T. G. Pickett; poll-holders,
n-iwv u. PartleT and K. T. Draner.
Fifth Ward Polling place, old
Fifth Ward hook and ladder house,
adjoining Fifth Ward market; regis
trar, K. M. Jewell; poll-holders, , J.
fl Walton and E. J. Taylor.
TTamntt Townshin Seven mile
post, polling place, township house;
registrar, uerrm waixer; pen
holders, H. B. Shepard and J. B.
Canady. Delgado, polling place,
rtwl imArk tnr. rHatnr. J. D.
Woody; poll-holders, D. F. Kline
and Robert Rtoklev.
Masonboro and Federal Point
Polling place, J. J. Melton's store;
registrar, K J. Fergus; pou-noiaers,
Unaries lraig ana wbwpumku.
n.M 1Taat-Pollinff nlace. Bios
som's store; registrar, W. H. Bhearln ;
poll-holders, w"t ana u. w.
The Mormons have few sympa
thizers, but among their critics are
people who practice what the Mor
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1904.
A. C L. SUIT COMPROMISED.
Verdict for the Oefeidast la Aiother
Toe $50,000 damage suit brought by
Mrs. Susie O. Holmes, of Florida,
against the Atlantic Coast Line, was
compromised before it came up for
trial in Columbus eounty Superior
Court at Whlteville last week, coun
sel for defendant railroad haying
agreed to allow the plaintiff $5,750,
which amount haa been paid. It will
be remembered that Mrs. Holmes sued
for injuries received last year at Don
aldsonville, Ga., the same having re
sulted from a train running into an
open switch upon another train on
which the plaintiff was a passenger.
The only other civil action of any
Interest tried last weeFat Whlteville
was that of L. Lock, administratrix.
against the Acme Manufacturing Com
pany, of this city, in which plaintiff
asked $6,000 damages for the killing
of her husband at the factory at Cron-
y, N. C, in February, 1903. While
Lock was engaged in oiling some
machinery, his clothing was caught On
shaft and he was thrown several
times against the ceiling, klll-
ng him instantly. The case was
on trial all day Wednesday and
all of Thursday morning, the jury
at 11:80 o'clock bringing In a
verdict for the defendant and award
ing no damages upon the ground that
plaintiff's testator was guilty of con
tributing by his own negligence to his
n juries. Ex-Judge E. E. Bryan, of
Wilmington, Messrs. Schulken &
Lewis, and Jackson Grier, of Whlte
ville, represented the Acme Manufac
turing Company and Messrs. C. O.
Lyon & Son represented the plaintiff.
THE BANKS OP TUB STATE,
Healthy Iscresss fa Besosrces sad Deposits.
- Bsptlst Female Uslverslty.
Special Star Tetearam.
Balxiqh, N. C, April 23 The
Corporation Commission issues a
statement showing that "at the close of
business March 28th, there were 169
State, private and savings banks doing
business In the State with $39,691,836
resources, an Increase of $,606,177
over the past year. Deposits amount
to $20,888,478, a gain of $3,100,051 for
the year. There are 34 savings, seven
privato and 138 State banks.
It is announced loat the dedication
of the Baptist Female University will
take place Tuesday May 17th, it not
having been held until now for the
reason that the Baptists of the 8tate
did not want it dedicated until it was
out of debt. All mortgages have been
cancelled. The special orator for the
occasion will be- Bev. Dr. P. 8. Han
son, or Boston, pastor of Tremont
Temple. Governor Aycock will de
liver the address in recognition of the
University on the part of the common
wealth; Dr. Unas. Mclver on the part
of the other colleges. President Vann
will sneak on'The Univeralty.Ita Mis
sions and Idesls."
AN INCIDENT OP YEARS AGO.
Isssse Msa Who Ibot Stronger la Boaltz
Hoase Died la Asylam.
Mr. W. D. Slier, an attorney of the
Chatham county bjar, is in the city
looking alter tne estate ox uooeri j.
Traak, who died in the Insane hospital
at Morganton four or five months ago.
Mr. 8iler is accompanied by Mrs.
Lizzie Andrews, of Mount Vernon
8pringt, N. Y., who Is administrator
of the estate of the late Mr. Traik. It
will bs remembered that eight or ten
years ago Traak, while a guest at the
Bonits House, in this city, became
violently insane, and coming through
the lobby to the street, shot and in
stantly killed the first man whom he
met, a travelling man for a crayon
portrait house and an entire stranger
to the man who shot him. Trask was
placed on trial for his life here, but
the plea of insanity saved him from
the gallows and he was sent to the
State asylum, where he remained until
his death a short time ago. Trask in
herlted an interest in a house on
Grace street and it is for the purpose
of disposing of that which brings Mr.
8iler and his client to Wilmington
THE eirilcN'a MILITARY BAND.
Pise ffaslcal Orgsaliatloa for Campaign
Porposes Open to Eagsgemeats.
The Citizens' Military Band has been
organized in Wilmington for cam
paign purposes jind has already book
ed several engagements. Handsome
new uniforms have been ordered and
will be here in a few days. The man
agement is as follow : O. W. Hollow-
bush, manager and director; J. A.
Fettel, secretary; B. H. Morris, treas
The rosier will be about aa follows:
C. W. Hollo irbusb, cornet; W. Lee
Harvey, cornet; B. E. Knorr, cornet;
W. L. Llvington, come'.; E. N. Boms
burg, clarinet; Mr. Schnibben, clar
inet; Ed Munson, alto; Julius Tay
lor, alto; Will Sellers, alto; T. K. Cur
tis, baritone; B H. Morris, trombone;
Fred Dock, trombone; J. A. Fettel,
tuba; B. B. Clowe, tuba; W. L. Burk
helmer, drum; Ed. Gounod, drum.
Negro Broke la Car.
Dave Oromartle, a negro from Bosen
dale, N. a, was found secreted in a
freight car of the mixed train as it was
about to leave over the Seaboard Air
Line last night. The discovery was
made by Conductors O. T. Lear and
B. S. Haddock, who had the negro ar
rested upon a charge of having broken
the car seaL The negro had several
bottles of liquor In the car and claimed
that he had given a brakeman on the
train 75c to let him ride home. He
also had a pistol on his person.
The United States Snnrnmo
Court has affirmed a judgment for
$6,500 in behalf of Mr. Lamta Cat.
son, of Gastonla, for the loss of an
arm wnue coupling cars on tne
ooumern j&auway. -
Gastonla Gazette: Governor
Aycock If not infrequently men
tioned as a suitable candidate for
Ylca President. Hla nomination
'would gratify all- who know him
best and the campaign he would
make could best result in good for
nis party and his country.
Baleigh News and Observer,
April 23rd: Sheriff Page yesterday
sent ont a ttflraonal notice to every
denutv in the normtv to make an
extra effort next week to collect the
poll taxes in his precinct, as next
,woes: wm oe tne last jreex . i
PIvmonth BeAoon Verllv tha
town mnit ho cettlner hAtter when
saloon keepers put an over check on
profanity. In front of the Eclipse
saloon is a placard bearing in bold
letters this notice: "No cursing al
lowed in this saloon."
Favetteville Observer: Mr. D.
K. Taylor shot a pheasant on his
farm, near Fayetteville, yesterday,
weighing to lbs. and 3 ozs., and the
ease of a common hen chicken. Mr.
Taylor says that he does not know
that a wild pheasant has been killed
before this side of Surry county.
Winston-Salem Sentinel: If it
be true that Mr. Andrew Carnegie
has offered to give $50,000 to test
the constitutionality of the Ken
tucky law forbidding the education
of white and negro children in the
same sohools, he is taking a course
to get the Southern darkeys in
trouble and not to help their con-
The farmers around Elizabeth
City say of the effects of the 'Pres
ent cold snap on the crop of peas and
potatoes, that it has been most dam
aging. In many cases the cold com
pletely killed them, and now if any
thing is carried to market new crops
will-have to be planted. The dam
age to the fruit crop is also very
render Chronicle: If the Ex-
Eress Company would only divide
lir with truck growers there would
be a little more money in the busi
ness, we were shown an account
salles SJbbls. radishes shipped to Bal
timore, out of which the Express
Company took $9.00 and the shipper
net $2.90 for his share. Now this
is simply outrageous, and by such
charges they will kill the goose that
lays the golden egg for them.
A dispatch from Wilson on
Friday says: The question now is,
What will the Atlantic Coast Lane
do with Conductor Bennett, in
charge of the freight at Lucama,
into which the passenger dashed
ana-who says ha. was -aieapy, Having
been at work continuously for
forty eight hours and admits hav
ing forgotten the passenger. It no
doubt was carelessness on his part,
and it would seem that at least
some of the flagmen, engineer and
train crew would have remembered.
Baleigh News and Obsever,
April 33: The Baleigh and Pamlico
Sound . Bailroad Company is now
having' work done close to Baleigh.
The convict camp has been moved
to within three miles of the city and
is now at work just beyond Crabtree
creek, Jbeing encamped on the Boylan
property. The squad at work, 103
men, are forcing towards Baleigh
and the road will be graded to the
city limits and then on, so as to
connect with or cross the S. A. Lu
tracks. This being done the cross
ties and rails will be laid and then
an engine and cars will be used so
as to carry forwad supplies as they
A dispatch from Suffolk, Va.,
dated April 22nd, says: To-day a
movement was started looking to
the nomination of General W. P.
Boberts, of Gatesville, N. 0., for
vice president on the Democratic
tioket. It is contended that his
nomination would be in harmony
with the freauentlv expressed senti
ment against the South's policy of
self-effacement. General itoberts
formerly was auditor of North Car
ollna and under Cleveland's second
administration was consul to Via
toria, B. O. He was the youngest
general In the Confederate army,
having been commissioned brigadier
general at twenty-three years of
Concord Times: Mr. M. L.
La wing yesterday received a letter
from his brother-in-law, Mr. J. a.
Neal, at Terrell, Texas, in which he
says that thousands of acres of cot
ton have been killed In Texas by the
frost and cold weather. He adds:
"Tell the farmers In North Carolina
to plant all the cotton they can, for
the boll weevil will get the crop here
this season and it will be 20 cents a
-pound this Fall. Cotton will be late
this year, and the weevil will get all
the late cotton. The trouble with
farmers who got their cotton killed
is that they have no more seed. Our
people never save any seed, and de
pend on buying them. We are now
planting seed shipped here from
Baleigh News and Observer,
April 22nd: Governor Aycock
reached the city yesterday afternoon
after his trip to the western part of
tbo State and to Spartanburg, a. u
He was fairly beaming with the good
time he has had. But he said they
had led him a strenuous life, and he
had not had much chance to sleep.
The Governor said he was much Im
pressed with the friendliness and
courtesy of the Governor and his
ataff and the entire South Carolina
peopje. He also expressed himself
as much gratified at the cordial re
ception accorded him by everybody,
and was particularly pleased
with Governor Hey ward, whom he
regards as one of the ablest and most
conscientious and excellect uover
nors in the Union. While In Spar
tanburg Gov. Aycock was the guest
of Dr. and Mrs. B. P. Pell. Gov.
Aycock and Dr. Pell were college
mates at the University of North
Carolina, and they have been warm
friends ever since.
IN THE 'HOUSE.
Bourke Cockran Defended Him
self from Charges Made by
Mr. Dalzell of Iowa.
HEPBURN AND KITCHIN.
Cockrao Bitterly Oeaossced DalzeU's
Charge Thst He Had Worked for
Hire tsr McKisle's Electloi.
lbs Seaate Proceedlors.
Br Telacrah to the Homing Star. '
Wasjuhgtoit, April 83. Two of the
heavy-weight" speakers of the House
of Bepresentatives held sway In that
body to day . Incidentally, the bill for
a commission to Investigate the ques
tion of ship subsidy was passed, 141 to
BepretenfaUve Hepburn, of Iowa,
first aroused and held Bepublican en
thusiasm at a high pitch. After an
nour and a naif he yielded tne floor,
which was taken possession of by
Bourke Cockran, of New York, who
brought from his Democratic col-
esgues thunderous applause and
cheers. Mr. Cockran spoke for two
Tne feature of the day. which was
clearly of the sensational order, was
the charge of Mr. Dalzell against Mr.
Cockran that he had worked for hire
for the election of Mr. McKlnley. The
denouncement of this charge and of the
gentleman who made It was In lan
guage bitter with resentment and
Mr. Hepburn referred to the criti
cism of the President by Mr. Eltehin
yesterday. The gentleman, he said,
was a member of a co-ordinate branch
of the -government, "yet youilstentd
to the bitter, yea, criminal denuncia
tion of the President." This was a
degradation of the nation In the eyes
of the world, he declared.
Beferrioe to "the alleged quotation
from the President," that "there is a
strain of barbarism lunning through
he people of the Boutn.Mr. Hepburn
said the gentleman bad sought to
place the responsibility for this bar
baric spirit upon tne President or tne
United States, placing bim as one
wbo was tne advocate of ivncnlng
and the jastlfier of th; horrid outrages
wnlcn take place in tne section or tne
country from which the gentleman
comes. That these things did take
placeMr. Hepburn said, there was no
denial, but the President's statement
bad reference to tne frontier.
Mr. Ueoburn took the Democrats to
task for talking tariff before the money
question was settled. .
jnrstne aueair it was noiseiueo.
"No." shouted Mr. Maddoz, of
Mr. Hepburn aaid that part of the
Democratic platform of 1898 said that
too agitation or tariff enanges snouia
be made until after the money ques
tion wae-eettled -. ,-
Sneaking of the Democratic presi
dential possibilities, Mr. Hepburn said,
Hearst, "that young giant or tne
West," was not liked by the leaders.
so the friends of Cleveland, Gorman
and Olney got together and founa a
man wbo bad never uttered a single
political sentiment and at once said
This is our man."
"But when the masses of the Be
publican party shall name by acclama
tion Theodore uoosevei?, iproiongea
Bepublican applause it will be be
cause they know him.
When Mr. Hepburn concluded, lir.
Claude Eltehin expressed surprise at
the attack on himself by the gentle
men from Ohio and Iowa, (Mr. Gros
venor and Mr. Hepburn). He was
their friend and only tried to impeach
the gentleman who had assaulted
them. He agreed with Mr. Grosve
nor in his published estimate of Theo
dore Boosevelt. If the gentlemen
would listen he would show them that
he was the best friend they had. He
bad quoted the President yesterday
that they were politically corrupt.
"I said to myseir. i am going to
rescue those gentlemen If Theodore
Boosevelt expels me from this body
by executive order, lljaughter.j What
thanks have I got for Itt They have
called mo a peanut politician."
Mr. Uockran, after discussing the
tariff question, said the difference be
tween the two parties, which was lndi
eated in every Bepublican "song,"
was that the Democratic party did not
know what it wanted and did not
know how to get it: the Bepublican
party knew what It wanted I laughter J
and always knew how to reach out
The Democratic party was essen
tially one of divisions. "We are
going Into the campaign torn with dis
traded feelings, many or noiaing ai
vergent views. That Is a feature of
Democratic procedure. Teat Is why
we are going to hold a convention.
You are exposed to no such peril.
Your proceedings are already ar
ranged for you in a public building at
the other end of Pennsylvania ave
Mr. Cochran humorously referred
to a remark said to have been made by
President Boosevelt about good and
bad trusts. He said that naturally-l
bad trusts were those which raised
prices, but a great onslaught had been
made on one wmcn oia not raise prices,
the Northern Securities Company, and
it had only been compelled to change
its ' dose. The trusts wbicn raised
prices were t&oio which were protected
by a tariff walL
Mr. Cochran continued his argu
ment against protection and the pro
Mr. Dalzell. of Pennsylvania, asked
Mr. Cochran if he held the same views
when he was making Bepublican
sneeches in 1896.
Mr. Cockran responded that he
never made a Bepublican speech In
his life; that he supported McKlnley
when the people had forced a finan
cial plank in the platform which did
not meet his (uoenran s) approval.
"I will state that I have been in
formed that it was profitable to the
gentleman from New York to support
McKlnley whea he did," remarked
Ur. uaizeu, aosia appiause ana iaugn-
tar on the ttanubllcan side.
That is a statement." replied Mr.
Cockran, with vehemence, "which
has been made wherever there has
been found a mouthful enough to
ntter words behind which there was
no conscience. Applause on the
Democratic aidcj I challenge the
gentleman, and all the cohorts of
vicr. crime and corruption that are
embodied In the Bepublican party, to
show that the national committee
ever contributed aa much as my rail
road fare during all of that cam
paign." This was greeted wltn pro
longed cheers asd vpplause on the
"I do not suppose the gentleman
paid any railroad fare," said Mr. Dal
sell. Mr. Cockran said he paid his own
expenses wherever he went, and con
tinued: l challenge the gentleman
now, aa I challenged Mr. Hanna
when he was living, and as I now
challenge every one on any side, to
sho where In the last twenty years I
have not been a subscriber to, instead
of a recipient from campaign funds.
The gentleman attributes to me what
he knows to bs the universal custom
of every Bepublican politician." This
was greeted with prolonged cheers and
applause by the Democrats.
"I can say as to myself," said Mr.
Dalzell, "precsely what the gentle
man has said as to himself with re
spect to campaigning."
"I should not have suspected the
gentleman," retorted Mr. Cockran,
"bat it has been my experience In life
that no man is so a nick to accuse an
other of an infamy unless he has be
come intimate with it himself." There
was more applause and cheering on
the Democratic aide.
"rne gentleman had better apply
that logic to himself right now, and let
me say to him what I said I had been
'By whom, by whom I " shouted
Mr. Uockran; "name him.name him."
"lir a Democrat." renlied Mr. Dal-
zel', and was about to continue.
"Name him. name him." again
ahouted Mr. Cockran.. "Name him
now and here There was a chorus of
"Name him, name him," on the Demo
'Name him. or admit that you are
" Mr. Cockran said, and paused.
adding "what cannot be said in this
At this there was wild and tumulus
ous cheering and applause on the Dem
"Why. of course I will not name
him." said Mr. Dalzell.
"Of course not, of course not, "shout
ed a dozen Democrats.
"Sir." thundered Mr. Cockran. turn
ing to the Speaker, "the man who
makes that confession cannot interrupt
me here again or come voluntarily
within the range of my vision P
aa vociferous was the demonstration
on the Democratic side that it was
some time before-Mr. Cockran could
Describing the long reign and mis
takes of the Bepublican party, Mr.
Cockran predicted its reign would end
and end now. It mattered not whether
the man to lead the Democracy to vic
tory was the one named by the New
York convention. Judge Parker, or
whether the leader should be the officer
who has suppressed boodle and crime
n Missouri. In any event, be hoped
the minority leader of the House, Mr.
Williams, oflMlsslssippI, would be on
the ticket. This reference provoked
prolonged applause, which wasfolned
in by the Bepublicacs.
The House then passed the bill for a
ship subsidy commission and ad
la the Senate.
Washihgton. April 23 The Gen
eral Deficiency appropriation bill was
Sassed by the Senate to-day, leaving
ut one of the appropriation bills un
acted upon by that body. A large
number of amendments were adop'ed,
among them one limiting the Chinese
exclusion legislation to a re-amrma-
tlon of the exclusion law of .1902 and
other existing exclusion laws. An
amendment, which was accepted, was
that excluding Chinese and other aliens
coming in as a result of agreements
between other countries and steamship
companies, having especial reference
to a contract between the Uunard Jutne
and the government of Hungary, to
supply 80.000 Immigrants to the steam
An amendment granting $1,250 to
Mrs. Helen D. Lonrstreat, widow of
General Longstreet, was agreed to.
About two hundred private pension
bills were passed during the day.
The chair appointed as a committee
to attend the opening exercises of the
St. Louis Exposition the following
senators: Messrs. Burnham, Queries,
Clark of Wyoming, Bard, Millard,
Fulton, Daniel, McOreary and New
lands. WATCHMEN FIGHT THIEVES.
Desperate Encounter la Chicago Stock
Yards One Maa Killed ssd Two
Men Fadly Isjsred.
By Telegraph to the Homing star.
Chicago, Aril 83. One man was
killed, another fatally wounded, and
a third severely injured In a fight be
tween watchmen and thieves In the
stock yards to-night.
The fight occurred at the plant of
the International Packing Company,
at 47th and Packer's avenue. The
two watchmen, who were making their
first round for the night, discovered
two men In a smokehouse stealing
hams. The two thieves started to
run, and one of them made his
escape. Clemons seized Walsh
and the latter pressed a revol
ver against the watchman's breast
and killed him at the first shot. Me
Gee ran to the help of Clemons, firing
at Walsh as he ran toward him.
Walsh fell to the floor, but regained
bis feet and shot McGee three times.
He then staggered to his feet and
attempted to escape, but waa inter
cepted by other employes of the place,
and held until the police arrived.
FIRE AT NEWARK, N. J
Three Firemen Killed and Fifteen Others
lsred by Falllag Wslls!
By Telegraph to the Morning Bur.
Newark, N. J., April 23. Two
firemen were killed and fifteen others
injured to-day at a .fire In a six-story
building In Mechanic street, occupied
by Wiener fc Oo.jsaddlery hardware
manufacturers. While the. fire was
at its height a score of firemen were on
the roof of the building of the
Empire Gear & Top Company, a one
story brick structure, adjoining the
Wiener building and an explosion oc
curred in the Weiner building which
blew out the wall of thst building and
tbree stories of the side wall of the
Weiner structure crashed down on
the firemen. The roof on which they
were standing was smashed like aa
eggshell and the mea were burled
under a huge mass of brick and timber.
The fire was caused by a naptha explo
sion. Mary Rhodes, colored, in Jus
tice Fowler's court, yesterday Indicted
her husband,' John Bhodes, foraa as
sault upon her with a stick.-. The evi
dence developed that, Mary had pre
viously gone after her husband with
a long butcher knife and both were
committed to jail In defaolt Of $3
bond each for their appearance in the
Superior Court In May.
tEQARDmQ COTTON CULTURE.
of the British Bosrd of Trade ea
Cosditloss la ladls, Egypt, South
Africa and the United States.
By Cable to the Homing star. .
LOVPON, April 23. The Board of
Trade has Issued - a report on cotton
cultivation In the British Empire and
Egypt, especially compiled by Wynd-
ham B. Dunstan, director of the Im
perial Institute. Ia general terms
Mr. Dunstan considers that the cotton
lrea of India, especially Burmab, will
oo increased, aitnougb as the bulk or
Indian cotton is not suitable for tl. v
British market, the problem In that
country Is the possibility of cultivat
ing cotton of a longer staple. He
looks to little extension of the produs
tlon In Egypt but dilates on the favor
able proapects-of the Soudan, where
"the area open for planting cotton is
ten times as great as in Egypt." '
The report anticipates the gradual .
development of cotton cultivation In
Nigeria, Bhodeala and other African
protectorates and the ; partial revival
Of its production in the West Indies.
Mr. Dunstan points out the fact that
the British cotton industry is almost
entirely denendent on the United
I Btates for supplies, largely due to the
deterioration of Indian cotton.
the replacement of cotton by
sugar can growing in - the
West Indies and the continuous im
provement In the quality and fibre
produced la the United States. He
considers the shortage of American
supplies In this oountry to be perma
nent, as the extension of manufacture
in the United States will entail a
greater home consumption.
emphasizing the consequent impor
tance of establishing new sources ot
supply, Mr. Dunstan declares that the
"paramount position of the United
Stars in cotton cultivation Is largely
due to the operations of the well or
ganized and splendidly equipped exper
iment stations or tne Department or
Agriculture" and considers that the
best means of helping the; British
colonies to compete with, the United
States In the cultivation ot cotton
would be to provide them with equally
aa good means of scientific experiment
WM. J. BRYAN IN CHICAQ0.
Addressed a Large Asdlesce la Desna-
clatloa of the New York Pisiform.
Dlscassed Measarer, Not Mea.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Chicago, April 83. Wm. J. Bryan
addressed a large audience to-night in
the armory of the Second Infantry, at
the corner of Curtis street and Wash
ington boulevard. The place was
tacked to Its utmost capacity, and a
srge number of people were unable
to get through the doort.
The meeting was entirely an affair
of Mr. Bryan's, he having rented the
armory and paid all the expenses of
the meeting. He was particular to
have it understood that his address
was not in favor of or against any
particular aspirant for the Democratic
nomination for the presidency. His
subject was "The New York Plat-
rorm," ana ne repeated several times
during the course of his address that
be was discussing measures only, and
"The New York platform." Mr.
Bryan declared, "is a dishonest plat
form, fit only .for a dishonest party.
No one hut an artful dodger would
stand upon it. The submission of
such a platform to the voters or a Bute
is an insult to their Intelligence, for it
Is Intended to deceive them, and a de
liberate attempt to deceive espe cially
so clumsy an attempt as this platform
Is a reflection upon the brains of
those to whom it Is submitted."
CALIFORNIA AIR SHIP.
Iccsad Ascessloa Made by Dr. Qreth
at Saa Francisco Travelled
Absat Foar Miles.
By Ttlegnph to ue jnonlng Btar.
San Feahchsco, April 83. Dr. Au-
gustGreth.lnventor of an airship which
several months ago was steered with
fair success, though It finally landed
In the bay, made a second ascen
sion to-day in his aerial vessel. It
was his intention to sail -ever
the business portion of the city, bnt In '
this he was not successful. The cigar
shaped balloon, with Its mechanical at
tachments, rose quickly from its
moorings, but apparently made no ,
progress against the light breeze
that was then blowing. It swung -:
about in various directions, but drift
ed slowly with the wind until it dis
appeared in the smoke hanging over
South Francisco. After travelling
about four miles from bis starting
point Dr. Greth made a successful .
landing. . .
He said that his inability to control
the airship was due entirely to the
failure of his engine to work. He .
will make some necessary alterations
and attempt another flight In the near
A sneclal dated Asheville. April
20th. savs: Asheville was to-day vis
ited by a genuine snowstorm. The
I. - . m 11.
day broke bieatc and cneeriess, witn.
the thermometer registering 32, and
then shortly snowflakea began fall
ing. The snpw continued to fall
until noon, and at times was quite
heavy. The ground was covered to
a depth of 2 to 3 inches. The snow,
sleet and general cold weather haa
undoubtedly had the effect of de-
, stroying practically the entire iruit
r.roTi of this eountv. The sec
ond day's programme of the Ashe
ville Horse Show Association was
not carried out this afternoon,
owing to the inclement weather. At
thn tima tb avents wara sun nosed
to have been pulled off the ground
was covered witn snow to a aepin
of two inches, and the air was thick
with the falling flakes. Three
years ago last night one of the
heaviest snowfalls of the season oc
curred here, and the following
morning the snow lav on the ground 1
to a depth of several inches. On
I m Am m m n A . a.
this occasion the Asnevuie street
Bail way Company operated several
of its cars all night, in order to
keep the tracks clear.
At Ralaiffh on Friday Hon. F.
A. Woodard, of Wilson, was in con
ference with Attorney General
ntlmar and tha members of the Cor-
E oration Commission regarding the
a! ma connection caBe on the docket
of Wake Superior court next Mon-
i day. it oomes np on appeal oi tne
A. fl. Ii. from the Order of the Cor
poration Commission requiring them
to meet the Southern at Selma.
--Many people would be willing :
to believe that the bride was beauti
ful If tha nnwrnaners did not insist
on printing her photograph in the
same column. Philadelphia Tele