Y> iE iIM KS.
TP.UIir.DAY Ji:LV -5, 1821.
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ihe L r;tiro-t^i' ;; sl Convention oi
'l' iril CoiigreS-sonai Disl'iC met
„re last Thursday July the l«tb..
m ivirjiii"''? n Democratic cnf.f l Ki>tte
»-> rt pro en: tL - i>i->lriot in the House "
; ,f lioj. r PfMMitfctiyeß. 1 lie day was
was propitious and there were ltr*e
•Ic !• ua'i>in from uil the district. 1•"
i111 i c«'H ' ies was called and :wi
llie cou .'i ; resp nded !o the c« 1,
Ti.ii D. ut is c-j4J t of I> adeu,
(jrave.n *umberian 1, Duplin, Har
nett. Jones, Moore, Onslow and Saul
'I ( fo lowing ore the important
fnir.ruttces : —On Permanent Jrgani
/.iiio >: —Hidden, Smith; Cra
veil. .J. .J. Baxter; I 'umber land, G. 11
11: iS ; Duplin, Hili; Harnett., L.
,i, ; Jono-, *\ C, Wnit.iker; (Jus
Jma, S. li. i vylor; .sauij»«»n, 1 lloyal.
'lin. committee on 1'- imanent Or
ii dzalfon made its report and re
oonimuiended lion, W. E. Murchison
«.t Moore as permanent Chain .an,
ii 1. MeDullie of Cumber): ad and
Editor Betliune of tin; Sampson Dem
o: at as perinanfent Secretaries, and
ii. li. Hardy of the Nor..'; .minian,
Reading Clerk. Chairman IJurchi
-11 .i presided with ability, dignity
and grace and won the unanimous
, [trecia'ion of the Convention.
On I'l l!form and Rules. —Bladen,
E. F, McCullock; Craven, C, Ii
lh»m:s; Cumberland, 11. McD.
iioiii sou; Duplin, .J. M. Faison;
Jones, E. L Houghton; Moore, J- \N . •
Scou; On*lo> , li. Dullie; Sampse-
J A. Ferrell.
The commitiee on Platform and
link's made its report and recoin-:
luemhd the endorsement of the plat
lorm of the democrat ic party, ! adopts
ed at Chn.-go in 181»"J and as en'er
i»i«* t"» oy the Souther ii Democracy,!
.»n! ieco»n mended the adoption of the ;
majority rnle for the convention.
On Credentials, —Craven, Wm
KUis; Bladen, S. G. Woolen; Cum
herland, J. li. Smith; Harnett, Jus.
l'ea sail; .I'iites, .1. C. Parker; Moore
E. J. Harrington; Onslow b\ W.,
' ! ar •ct*., Sampson, li. E, Faison,
Tiio committee on Credentials
made its report m.d reported the
number of to which each
county was entitled. There was no
contest a-* to the representative
strength of the district and was repor-
as 253, necessary to a choice 130.
\fur the reports of the several
Comiu'ttees the Cha'riuan st ite.d that
noiuinaMo is were in order.
Mr. Havens of Craven was nomi
na'eit by \V. VV. Clark Esq ; J. G.
Shaw Cicuberl .n l was nominated
by Mr. Smith of Bladen; J. G. Ken
an of I'uplin, was nominated by Dr.
John Faison; D. E. Mclver of Moore,
«a. nominated by \V. J. Ada rs Ksj;
Tlios. C. Ciillman of Onslow, was
10-uinatel by 11. DuflD; Hon. B. I
(irndy the pieseut incumbent- was
nominal* tl by Piof. Royal of Samp
There were four ballots without
any nomination and on the sth. bal
lot Hun. 1). ii. McLean of this coun«
t»- was nominated by Lee J. lies'. Esq.
and was seconded by Dr. J. A.
Hodges, of Richmond. Va. After the
noininnlion of Mr. McLean five ad
ditional ballots then Ind. and
on the ninth ballot Hon. John G. Shaw
having r*eeivet'. a majority of the
votes east, w is nominated as demo
i-ratic c mdidate for Congress »f this
dis ret,. Mr. Sha« neeived 141 votes
\v«* tleelared the nominee of the Con
ven»i«m and his nomination was
in ide uranimous.
Mr. li'L an receved 55 votes on
the last ballot, which was a strong
ni i nifv'st ali'm of the contiJence a* .1
thee-teem in which »»e is held in il»e
district, wli n it ig reu embered ihat
ho ili 1 II »i. sjo mio the Qonvention as
a candid -tr.
The utii.ost I arnmi.y prevailed in a''
i lie ileliberatioos of ,m. * invent «>'■
and it was * great day for democracy
in Harnett an I a g» nd triumph fu:
t J, e third d strict.
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Vt'asbinaton, .lu.v !*'• Ihe iol
i•,w 11" ih io\ Isri«i s let—
ter toP."-pres-nt9 sve Wilson, upon
Li;e • nil si' -ion. which ttv. V/ilson
rcail as a part of his r:rnsrii3 iu the
House this af'ernoon:
-ExEi : iive Mansion, )
Vv'a-hinoton, July 2, 1b94.
"Hon. Wm. L. Wilson :
"ft y Dear Siu: —The certainu
tiiat a conference w ; !l be ordered
between tie two Houses of Congress,
for the purpose of adjus ing differ
ences on tiie subject of tarilf leg,is'a
liou, makes it yiso certain that y)U
will be agfnn called on to do hard
service in the cause of tart! reform.
"Mv pnbli' life iia- been s«» close
ly rela-Cil to the subject, I have so
longed for its accompli-hraent, ami
t l ove s> ten promised its realiza
tion to my 'el. »vv councrymen as a
re-ult of trust, aid confidence
in emocralic party, that I hope
no excuse is i.ecessary for my earns
es f , appeal to von that in this crises
you strernously insist upon party
honesty as d good faith and a sturdy
, adherence to Democratic principles.
I believe these absolutely- necessary
conditions i the continuation of
Dem -a;, c existence.
n riJ myself of t!ic feeling
that this conf rence will present the
best, if not tie only hope o r true
Democracy. Indication- iioint to its
action as the r liance of those who
• desire »he genuine fruition of Demo
cratic effort, the fulfilment of Den.o
crat'e pledges nnd the redemj lion of
: Detr.oi ratic pr iuj';cs to tho pcop!?.
To reconcile ditTerences in the de
tails comprised wiiiiin tlie fixed and
well defined lines of principle ..ill
•ot t'>e sole J ask of the confer
ence, o.i . it , to »n2, it;- mem
, '♦ d v 'I! also Lave in charge tho
• question whether Democratic princi
ples themselves are to be saved or
"There is no excuse for mistaking
or apprehending the feel'ng or »ems
. oer of the rank and file «f the Dem
oericy. They arc downcast under
.* t'-e assertion t'.iat their party fails in
ibi'ity to mannge the Government,
ar. 1 ♦.hey are appreiiejisive that efforts
to b.ing about taritf reform may fail;
but they are much more dowacasi
and apprehensive in their f.?ar tliMt,
DennK-ratic principles may be surs
"In these circumstancee they can
not do otherwise than look with con
fidenec to you and to those who with
you cave pn'riotieally and sincerely
championed the «'anse of taritf reform
within Democratic lines and guided
by Democratic principles. Thiscon
fiJence 19 vastly augmented by the
action under your leadersnip of the
House of Representatives upon the
bin now pending.
"Every true Democrat and every
sincere tariff reformer knows that
this bili, in its present form and as
it will be si.binitted to the confer
ence. talis lar short of the consum
tnati m tor which we have long la
bored, lor which we have suffered
defeat without discouragement, which,
in its anticipation, pave us a rallying
ery in our day of triumph, ami
winch, in its promise of its accorus.
plishment, is- go interwoven with
Democratic pledges and Democratic
»' •' 'i- ''» at our abandonment of the
cause or the principles upon which
it re-ts, means party perfidy and p ir-
'"One topic will be suOmitted to ttie
conference which eu»b>die-j Demo
cratic principles so directly that it
cannot be compromised. We have
in our platform- and in "very wsv
possiide declared in favor of the free
i'nporta'iou of raw materials. We
have again an i again promts*i nat
ih; ': »•»!,! be accorded to our people
aim ou: .,i is a? soon . •
e Democratic partv was imested
won the powor to delermi. d the
tariff policy or t!je country. The
party now has that power. We arc
as certain to-day as we have eve
licen of the gri at benifit that would
acenre to .x jonvitry from tiie in
figuration of this policy, and noth
ing lias occurred to release us from
.nit obligation to secura this advan
tage to our people. It must be ad
mitted 111* tno »^r ; f measure can ac
cord with Democratic principles and
premise®, or b-nr a genuine Demo
era ic badge, that does not provide
' for free ra ? matinal. Under these
cin'umstances :t may well excite our
won.let' inat Democrats are
Ic dcjiart. from this, the most Demo
cratic of ail tariff principles, and
i that tha inconsistent absur-iit}' of
such a proposed departure should be
emphasized bv the suggestion that
the wool of the farmer be put on the
free list, and the protection of taritf
taxation be placed around the iron
• ore and cole of corporations and cap
italists. How can we face the peo-
I pie alter indu'g.ng in such outras
geous discriminations and violations
"It is quite apparent that this
question >1 free raw material does
not admit of adjustment on any mid
«.ie ground, since their subjectiou to
| any rate of tariff taxation, great or
small, is alike violation of Democrat
ic principles and Dem-cratic good
"1 hope that you will not considet
it instrusive if I say something in
relation to another subject which
can hardly fail to be troublesome to
the conference. I refer to the ad
justment of tat if r taxation on sugar.
L'nder our party platform and '*n ac
cordance »:ih our declared party
purposes, sugar is a leg't ma'e and
logical arlicle of revenue taxation.
Unfortunately, however, incidents
have accompanied certain stages of
the legislation which will be submit
ted to the conference, that have a
roused, in connection with this sub
jeoi, a natural Democratic animosity
to ihe methods and manipulations of
trusts and combinations. 1 confess
to sharing in this feeling; and vet it
seeuis to me we ougnt, if possible, to
: sufficiently free ourselves from prej
' uuice to enable us coolly to weigh
the considerations which, in tormu
i luting tariff legislation, ought to
guide our treatment of sugar i; 3 a tax
able article. While no tenderness
should be ente.tained for trusts, and
while I am decidedly opposed to
: granting tliem, under the gni>e of
i tariff taxation, any opportunity to
: further their peculiar methods, J
| B ; sgg"*t that we ought not to bo driv
:eu away from Democratic principles
• and policy which lead to the ta\as (
| Hon of sugar, by the fear, quite likely
exaggerated, that in carrying out
' this pr'nciple and policy we may
iutlireotly* and inordinately, encour
age a combination of sugar refining
interests. I know that in present
conditions this is a delicate subject
and 1 appreciate the depth and
strength of the feeling which its treat
ment has i.r» used. Ido not believe
we should do evil that good may come,
but it seems to me that we should
not forget that our aim is the corns
plelion of a tariff bill, and that in
taxing su: ar for proper purposes and
' within reasonable bounds, whatever
else may be said of our action, we
are in no danger of running counter
to Democratic principles. With all
•here is at stake, there must be in
the treatment of tins article some
ground upon which we are all willing
to stand, where toleration and con
ciliation may be allowed, to solve the
problem, without demanding the en
lire surrender of fixed and consien
"I ought not to prolong this letter.
If what I have written is unwelcome
I beg )ou to believe in my good
"In the conclusions of the confer
ence touching the numerous items
which will be considered, the people
are not afraid thai their interest wilt
be neglected Ti.cv k ow i!,at the
general result so far as ihese are
concerned will be to place home
;•* ■ es-asies a!>o comforts ea-ier with
in their r ach. and th-n invir; be.ier
nnd suit-com: .'usaiiori .« those Ah>
4 We all knr»- tha* a taritf. cover
r"T*7. " 7 ■ 7 - t ~£H
- ail llie varie d inte r ost a ;d con
ditions of a country as vast as our 3.
ruust of necessity be largely tho re
sult of* honorable adjustment and
honorable compromise. I expect
very few of us can sav when our
measure is perfected that all ns
feetures are entirely ss we would
prefer. You know bow much I de
preciated the incorporation into the
proposed Dill of the in *.o»ne tax fea
ture. In matters of this kind, how
ever, which do not violate a fixed j
and recognized Democratic doctrine,
we are willing to defer to the judge-J
;uent of a majority of our Democrat- j
ic brethren. 1 think there is a gen*.
eral agreement that this is party du
ly. This is more palpably apparent!
when we rea-ize that the business of
our country timidly stands and
I watches for the result of our efforts
to perfect tariff legislation; that a
quick and certain return of prosperi
ty waits upon a wise adjustment and i
that a confiding people still trust in
our hands their prosperity and well ;
The democracy of the land plead?
most earnestly for the speedy com
| pletion of the tariff legislation;
which their Repsesentatives have
; undertaken; but they demand not
less earnestly that no sires? of ne
| cessity shall tempt those they trust
to the abandonment of Democratic
principles. Yours very irulv,
(Signed) Grover Cleveland."
f >j>«ciitl Coi-ivspomlrin'o >f Central Times.] |
The Senate is doing noble in an ;
effort to relieve itself f om the odium
which has attached to it through the
genera l opinion that it is a bod}'
formed for talking instead of action.
The speed that lias been developed :
on the appropriation bills has been
remarkable, and has attracted the j
favorable comment of the country.
In a single week, the Senate dis
posed of nine of the fourteen appro-
I priation bill's wlrch has passed t.he
iouse during tiie Senate t:'.ritf de !
bate. This is a reeord. Never be- ;
' fore has such an amount of business
o?en done by Hie Senate in six
days. The bills that have passed
are tiie naval, army, pensions, inilita
r\ T acadeinj', fortifications, river aiid
harbor, post office, diplomatic, and ,
the legislative, executive and judisj
cial bill. The Senate appropriations j
committee lias been unusually liberal
with almost ail the bills this year,
and the measures are going to cons
' cerence with large increases over the i
tlouse budgets. This cwurage of
action on the part of the Se iate, i\ is '
! understood, has been followed in !
■ furtherance of a delinite policy that!
* was adopted early in the sessions j
by Chairman Corkrell and his dcn> '
ocratiu associates. It is said that
tiny determined to raise the tota's
whenever possible, where the in
crease would result in putting more
men to work. This is one result of
the panic and commercial depression,
and it is hoped th >t the budgets ofj
thissesnion will help to restore pre*
\ioiis conditions among the loboring
classes to a large extent.
There is considerable activity, at i
mterva's, among citizens of the Dis
iriet of Columbia who are agitating
lor a change in the form of our lo
cal government. U-iually, the more
they agitate, the less prospect they
have of accomplishing their object.
The simple truth is, that this Dis
trict is the envy of millions of good
citizens in al! of the great cities o!
the Union, because of the superior
economy and oMiciency (f its gov
ernment. Citizens who demand a
change complain that our system
violates th e fundamental theory of
republican institutions in that, it de
nies the ballot to the inhab tunts of
this Listriet. Hut it would seem
that the men who framed the Con
stitution must have had a pretty lair
conception of their duties and obliga
tions relative to the seat of govern
ment. Tnose men put into the Con*
siPu'lon the provision that placed ,
the District »»f C dambia, as soon as ,
tiie government came here, '"under (
t;>e exclusive jurisdiction of thy Con- :
*' To a", intents and purposes !
ti.'s Di .♦no' is a government
vaii- n. "Viie Untied State* own
more t 1 an li «ll of tiie real estate in
rue District, and the national author
ities found out long ago. by repeated
and costly experiments, that a dele
gation of the constitutional power ot
Oppress to the citizens was not
wise. No citizen has been robbed of
any constitutional right by the abo
lition of suffrage. "The exclusive
jurisdiction of Congress'* is ample
cuver and warrant for the system
under which the National Capita' has
achieved unexampled progress and
become the envy of less fortunate J
: municibalities all over the Union,
t The Senate and House Democratic.
. conferees on the tarifT bill are grad~ t
ualiy getting together on many of the
more important schedules. It would ;
: not be correct to say that an absolute •:
agreement has been reached, but the;
conference has developed the fact
that upon nearly all the items in the
bill an agreement can be bad with
comparative ease. The administra
tive fearures of the (louse bill will
probably be rejected by the confers
ence. The conferees are agreed that
i there is nothing in the changes pro
posed either m the House or the Sen
! ate bill which is inconsistent with
the administrative features of the
McKinlev bill, which is the present
! law. And if- is a safe prediction that
i the conference report will show no
• change in the income tax feature of
With the Senate steaming ahead on
'.he appropriations, the question a
rises. Will not Congress not get
through its labors eailier than was
anticipated? The expectation is that
'the conference report of the tariff bill
will be completed by about tiie 25th,
inst. A cloture rule will then oper
ate to limit the debute. Hut in any
i event, republicans are not disposed
: to discuss the bill at length, unless,
as they have already warned the dem- j
! ocratSj a new bill is brought forth. ,
This is not likely. So the prophets
are now fixing upon August lft. as
tiie probable date of the dissolution.
It is probable that the labor or
gai z=.lion will not take any further
1 steps looking toward the introduc
tion of impeachment proceedings a
gainst Attorney General Olney.
The labor leaders discovered during •
ti cir visit to Washington that the
1 sentiment of even the Congressmen
who are supposed to represent llieir
,iews most thoroughly was opposed!
to anything of the sort. A few of!
the petitions may be circulated a
mongthe trades assembl e°. in order •
to carry out the assen.blance of a
tight against Mr. Olney, but the _
: well-founded impression prevail* •
1 that none of tbe memorials will ever
i get as far as the petition box of the ■
; House of Representatives. j
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Those who have wool
WILL DO WELL
to on me. I am agent for one
ol .iC best wool factories in North
Carolins. Can have it carded, f-pun
and wove, or can exchange it for
cloth, licsprc! filly.
K- !->• Taylor,
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THAIV EVER BEFORE-
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WHICH WILL BE COMPLETE IN EVERY
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MAKES A SPECIALTY OF
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IRON AND BRASS CASTINGS.