I he Marion Record
'A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY NEWSPAPEiL.''
MARION, N. C. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12,1895.
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MORUIS A M'CALL,
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CAST UPBYTHE SEA.
GRAPHIC STOKIKS OF WRECK.
Hairbreadth Escapes anrl Harronins;
Scenes AVhcn the I'aclflc Mall
Steamer Collma Foun
dered. On Thursday at San Franfi?r th San
J'lan arrive.l from Pauatna and way ports
with survivors of tbe M-rf"k'l r.-Htl Mnii
Oeorge D. ltos.. formerly a mate on thi
crui.er Olympia, nvs tb'j TTnit ! Pr- re
porter the following grar-Li' account, of the
'Welft Matzlan Sun-Jay, May 2fi. nt 4
o'clock T. M., with a fair l.n-eze ll'i-.ving.
Toward 9 o'do.-k in the rviiins; tho wind
Increased a little and continued Mowinq
pretty frf-sh all niht. N"xt morning at .ix
o'clock the wind modrat'-d consid' iat.lv un
til it acquired the pro'rtio?tr. of a liurri.-an.
The Colima labor'-d h-avilv and it was ei-dt-nt
that v wcr' In a very .re iri'.iis j.re
dicameut. The t:reatet excit' incnt prevail
ed on board.
'Uufortunath jusd. at the lat moment a
fatal blunder was committed l. th- third of
ficer, who cut the la.-hinK ...f a d-yk load
eonhihtiiic of 3L'.0W ( t . f lumber. S rne of
this was washed into the s a and what re
mained on d'-ck was driven out. knocking
down and manning tb..se whuin it stne-k. A
parti, ularly heavy s.-a .-tru -k tlicshij.. tumb
lintr the forema-t ami Mnoke Ma-k. Shortly
before this, however, a su.-' -i.-.-i-.u of lni.'e
waves had punched n h.,1" in nir starboard
bow, through .vhi.-h the "a ...urt'd. '
men screamed and rurdied up the c.mpaniou
way. imploring the ni'-n to save them. The
Ehip fjave a couple ! heavy nil, and an
enormous sea . limbed on us. sma.-li' d the
hurricane deck and with one miVhty lur- h
the ship went down. As sh" was unking h"i
la.t lurch I dove into th" s-a and w h-n 1
came up she was ut oi siht. IVopIe were
floating around. Inrim: to all s..rts .f
wrectne, and s. ne sinking under nnr very
ey-s. Some whu had managed to rasp
hold oT boxes to pliiiiks were kn.i. ked sense
less ami drowned. The force and fTe t of
this floating rail's of lumber c;uir."t be de
scribed. It caused th-death f m t-iv who
mitrlit otherwise have been suvt-d.
'It is a difll.-i.lt matter to say to what
cause the wreck of the Odima is attributable.
She must certainly have shitted h-r eario. as
her strong list to poit showed.
"1 llrmlv believe that but forth shift in;,'
of the enro the ship would have rid h-n out
the pale. I had been in the water soue- httl
time, elinin to one object m another, when
finally I managed to get hold of a r,'" l
sized piece of hurricane deck, upon which L
climbed, and being elr.se to shore was soon
T. J. Oriel, an f leet ri.-i.-tn on his way to
Mexico, gave at.... it. the same version of the
oommeueenient of the storm. 11 said the
Colima, during the height of the storm, listed
so badly after eneh sueceeding rush of waves
that she did n,,t recover. About !' oVp.ck on
the morning of the wreck, he said: - went
below to the steerage quarters and noticed
water coming into the starboard scuppers.
Shortly afterward a (uartermaster came
down Paying the captain wanted to see the
engineer. The latter went or. deck, but re
turned to the engine r m in three or four
minute? looking like a d'-ad man. His fa-e
was ashv pale. That was tin last seen of
'By this time the steerage passengers had
nil gene below. Then the seven nifii-o'-warsmen
from the American cruis'-rs Olvmpia
and Philadelphia tried to console thos-nroun-l
them. One of these lluallv told u.
we were doomed.
'We shook hands, said good-bye and he
knelt on a saek of Hour and said prayers. 1
thcD started to go on deck, hut the ship listed
o badly I could scarcely make tuy way np
Ftairs. At this time the third oflleer cut the
lashings that bound the lumber deck load.
The smoke-sta- k had toppled over. F made
for a 1'oat. intending iu cut it lone from it
fastenings, but was unable to d. so. The
phip was on her beam ends, and the decks
bulged out and were finally rent. I then
jumped into the water, seized a box and was
washed about from one llo.it t another like
many others. The heaviest "quail came just
following the disappearance of the ship.
Whilo it prevailed many of those who were
struggling in the waves were mangled and
drowned by floating lumber. Five id us.
Tom Fitch, Jack Carpenter, two Mexicans
and myself, ot on a raft and wore picked up
by a boat in command f t'apt. '.-nig.
formerly captain of the t'olima. A Mexican
named Zerrabia went cra'.v from drinkim.'
Oeorge Kowan. another passenger agrees
In the main wih the previous statements of
the storm and a i led "There wa absolutely
no discipline, no organisation of any kind.
Everything was panic. The captain stood
on the bridge. Women screamed and th
children cried, clinging in desperation to
their parents and even to strangers. A soon
as I became convinced that the ship was
doomed I hastily pulled down S'-me life
preservers. When seen by the steward he
ordered me peremptorily t discontinue what
1 was doing. Without paying any attention
to him I kept on pulling down life belts and
passing them out. As f am unab!.: to swim
1 tied one of these belts around me and
Jumped into the sea. Three times I sank,
and had just reached for a piece uf wreckage
when I was again knocked under bv some
thing, presumably a plank, a large gash was
cut in mv head and I am cut and 1 ruis ' 1 all
over. Atter floating about Mr twenty-four
Lours on a lar-e piece of woo 1 I was picked
up by a boat from the San ,fuan."
The following is the hst . f the survivors
landed: Third Mate Hansen. K. Avilles. V
Carpenter. A. Kiehar lson. Thomas Fih.
members of crew. II. A. Sutherland. C. II.
rushing. J. M. Thornton. II II. Iloyd. iieorg
Kowan. ltrunoccud, Jose Manuel C. I.
Ross, Louis Sangirne?. f. T. Oriel, Juan A.
Ramos. . .
The following survivors wer ianaea hi
Mazatlan: Thomas Scralia. P. Oliva A.
Guttierer, Carlos Luitz.
NEXT CONT.KESS POI-l.F.I).
Views of Members on Silver, Tariff
mid the Income Tax.
The N-w York World publishes a tele
graphic poll oT the nct Congress, as far as
vbtainahle. upon the silver, tariff, and iucom
tax questions. It sum up the reilt as fol
lows: In a general wsy it maybe said that out of
116 members who gave ur.eqoiv. eal answers
to the free silver q'irtion. b'y are unquali
Jledlv in favor of Irce coinage. 41 favor bi
metallism generally, with ?he proviso of an
Onlv seventeen can fairiv clasil as
favoring a sing It gold standard, and the
attitude of -.me of tl'. v.-e even i- not d-Mlnite.
The South and far Wotern s;tat-s are almost
unanimous f. r free . ..iuae; th Central
States lean toward silver, with m'ernational
bimetallic qualiib-atioiis. and it is only in
New York. New F-igiand. and adja -ent
i'.astern Stntcs that there are my avowedly
gold standard met-.
In regard to the Cnff. only twenty-eight
nioml-ers areagaiit a l change, while thirty
five favor moderate -h:inge, and thirty-'ight
are pronounced for radical ehang-s. A tew
are free-traders. The ni b ratcs are chiefly
those who think eiiang-5 wi'i 1- necessary in
order fo increase revenues.
The incon e-tax question brought out many
sharp and piquant answers. Forty-nine
congres-men say they favor the principle of
the tax. Forty-s-even oppose it. A great
many evaded the question, or failed to
THE LATEST NEWS.
CLKANINUS FR03I MANY POINTS.
Important Happenings, Both Home
and Foreign. Briefly Told.
The first ear loa l of peaches to leave Geor
gia this season wa.-s shipped from Tifton
A six yea r-ol l daughter of Charles M itchell,
who hve$ hi Savannah. ('.. was killed, it is
laime 1. by falling out of a bed aud striking
her heal on a saucer. T.i" parens of the
child could not be found and the case is a
very suspicious one.
The Atlanta and Florida railroad, running
from Atlanta to Fort Valley, a distance of
J04 miles, was sold Ht public outcry by the
United States marshal, and was bid in by th?
Central Trust Company of N jw York, which
held it m mortgage, i a- road v.-a bid m at
At Knoxviie) Tenn., the Rristo'. F.lc'.a'.eth
ton A- North Canjliiri Ii:l;oa 1 was sol 1 at
receivers' sab on Friday to th" I'ennsylva
nia Sted Company for --r l7-.fij.'l. The V..a 1
is in operation from IJristol to Fiizabethton,
T.'im., a distance of 1 wut v-si m:I"s and it
will be extended to Aiih -ville. N. c.
president S;ijiuc1 Spencer i-ays that the
Southern railway has a'-quired eoiitr-d r.ftho
reorganize-1 Cl -orgia S outhern and Florida
Railway Company bv the purchase of a ma
jority of the outstanding bond -ertill--ates of
the reorgaio, ation committee. The line is
most direct between the Ohio river and
Southern Georgia and Central Florida.
One of the victims of the hat in Yashing
ton on Monday was James Tilton. Son of the
late commander E iward O. Tilton. V. S.N.
At II iri ishurg.P.i., notice of a ten per cent,
increase in the wages of the employees has
been posted at the l'cajisyl vania S'.ee Worki
Four thousand men are affected.
At rS'thleham. P.t.. Jacob T.ucky murdered
John Muliock aud then hanged himself. Mul
lock gave protection to Lueky'e abused wife.
At Toledo. (.. the gran 1 jury found indict
ments against County Commi sioners Kuight
and Gibson for soU.-iti-ig bribes from bidders
on the new court-house.
At Detroit. Mid'.. Mrs Nellie Tope wa3
found guilty of causing the death of h'-r
husband. lr. Horace K. I'op", on the night
of February 12. last.
The President has appointed II. Clay Arm
strong, of Alabama, secretary of the legisla
tion at Madrid, vice Stephen Bonsail, of Bal
timore, M l., resigned.
The treasury circulation F.tatament for May
show.s that on June 1st the circulation of ail
kinds of money in the United States aggrega
ted .l,;hU75.5.6, an iucreaso since May 1st
last of ".. 7 15. 102. The decrease in circula
tion since June 1. 'tl. is HI). 1W.O00. Tlie
percapila circulation on Juue 1. ll'.te. asba.V-.-d
on an estimated opulation of fi;). 753.000. is
The report of a committee to the Illinois
Senate is very unfavorable, to the moral and
commercial value of Chicago's department
Oa Tuesday seven persons were overcome
with the ln-at in Pdlshurir, Pa., and died.
Six fatalities occurred in Washington. P. C.
and 35 of Philadelphia's policemen and fire
men were disabled by the heat while on pa
rade, and three are expected to die.
A dispatch to th" F change Telegraph
Company from Tangier .'.ays that the Sultau
of Moro-'o has ofiieial'y inforu ed I lie for
eign representative that the Government is
powerh ss to guarantee safety to travelers,
and that foreigners going into the in
terior should I. o warned of this state of sf
fairs. Free Silver Sein'illanls.
The Frankford. Ind.. Times, en indepen
dent newspaper, published a ca'l for a Re
publican convention June II. to organize a
free silver league. Tne name of LOO promi
nent Republicans in the county attached.
The democrats of Ya -.oo county. Miss., held
their nominating cm ventioii on Wednesday
and after numicga fa'l ticket, adopted a fret?
coinage platform and made candidates for
the legislature pledge themselves to vote for
no man tor the United States senate not in
full sympathy on thai ipf. stion.
are ;oix; VI FAST.
Exposition Buildings AViil Be Ready
In Fidl Time.
The apprehension which was strongly felt
in many quarters that the Atlanta exposition
buildings would not be in readiness by the
date set for the opmiu.r.uas betu completely
Already a half doen of the biggest build
ings are almost compl'teA Fo ir ate in tho
last stage? of eon-j letier. Two af com
plete. Not onl v is the wcr'i of building construc
tion in a mo-t satisfactory state of progress,
but the equally important work of beautify
ing the grounds, preparing the terracs aud
wa'ks and scooping "'it the laka has kef t
pace with it in advancement.
Everv day brings - m j new revelation in
the grounds. A city seem. to have sprung
up in a night. Where, a f nv wep's ago,
was a rugged, uneven area of gioni.d. is low
a lovely park. lined with hands, me buildings
far advanced toward completion. A most
marvelous transfot mation ha- taken phe e.
Druggists Must Have a License.
In an opinion read by Justice Field, the
eupreme court of the United States af
firmed the judgment ol the Connecticut
courts. Btistaining the law requiring drug
gists desiring to use hquors in the dispens
ing of prescriptions, to p rocure a license
therefor. Mason P. Gray, a druggist of Gor
ton, was fined for violating the law. and he
endeavored to secure a revered of the judg
ment on the ground that the law was in vio
lation of the fourteenth amendment to the
constitution. In that the law rendered par
tially useless a pharmacist's license previous
ly granted him, thereby depriving him of the
iise of his property without due process of
law. Justice Field said there was no tres
pass upon any of Gray'? rights under the
fourteenth amendment cr under the state
constitution, t y the imposition of the fine,
and the judgment w as therefore affirmed.
Ingenious Meibod ot Testln? Gem?.
An ingenious method of testing
genu has been devised bv a Holland
expert- lie uses doublo nitrate of
silver and thallium a liquid so dense
that all gems will float upon it, yet
capable of being gradually diluted.
The stones to be tested are floated on
the surface of th liquid, together
with standard gems of various kinds.
As the liquid is diluted and becomes
less dense one after the other sinks,
according to its specific graTity. Of
course, if the stone is genuine, the
etandard gem of the same kind sinks
at the same instant ; otherwise it will
not. New York Sun,
OLNKY SKCRKTAUY OF STATK.
Judsuii Harmon, an Eminent Ohio
E.ixvyer, Bet onics Attorney (icnerul.
On Friday afternoon thw following ar poit
rr.euts were announc-d irom the White
Secretary of State, Richard Olney. of Mas
a'hus'tts. Attorney General. Julioa Ilarrnon. of
Mr. Harmon is a man about 50 years of
age, pos-iby a few years over that number,
and a resident of Cincinnati. His name had not
tecn used in the gossip alout the succession
to Mr. Oiney. except possibly in private. For
some years he was judge of the Court of
Common I'1-a.s of Hamilton county, and upon
the removal of ex-Governr Hoad'ley to New
York h- became tU head of the law firm
with which the latter ha 1 been connected,
lb- is said to be one A the foremost lawyers
of th" Central States.
THE ADYAXCEIN PRICES.
This Is the Feature of the AYcek Ac
cording to Bradstf eet's.
Brad-treet's Commercial report says of
last week: The speculative spirit which
seemed to dominate both commercial and
financial circles until a week or ten days
past is stiil less conspicuous in all lines.
While business throughout the country m&y
be characterized a quit" raw. the tone of
Staple markets continues strong, and confi
dence in a good demand when the fall sea
son opens nest month remains unabated.
The feature of the week, as heretofore, is
the continued long list ol advances In prices,
notably those in iron and steel, and the up
ward movement of lank clearings. Higher
prices are recorded for some cotton goods,
shoes, hides, leather, paper, pig iron, teel
galvanized iroe. black sheets, canned goods,
hogs, wheat, corn, oats and some grades of
wheat flour. Prices for live cattle, wool, coal
and lumber are reported unchanged and firm,
with silver, cotton pel roelc.m and lardalone
noteworthy as showing lower prices than
Southern cities In most instances report
trada and collections fair, with no special
change from last week. Alight gain ia de
mand is reported from Atlanta and Jackson
ville, where collections are als.j better. An
improved condition of business prevails at
Failures in four weeks of May showed
liabilities of SD.329.1S!, of which i3,401,876
were of manufacturing aud $5,345,306 of
trading concerns. Last vear the total was
$.787,921. of which 4. 001,692 was of manu
facturing and $4. 21. s6 of tradingconcerns.
Failures for the week have been 195 in the
United States against 216 last year and i'5 in
In Canada, against 40 last year.
A HOPEFUL OUTLOOK
SOUTHERN BUSINESS IMPROVING
New Cotton Mills, Oil Mills, and Other
Special reports to the Baltimore Manufac
turers' Record covering the jod istrial and
general business progress of the South dur
ing the past week shows continued improve
ment, with a steady increase in railroad
earnings aud bank clearings as compared
w ith the corresponding period of last year.
There is a very marked improvement also
in the condition ot trade, with a very hope
ful outlook for the futnre. Cotton mill in
terests coutiuue to command wide attention
both on the part of Northern investors who
are contemplating building mills in the South,
aud on the part of local people of the'South.
Among the cotton mills reported for the week
are a 500,000 company now being organized
to build at Charlotte. N. C. a 10.000 spindle
mill at Athens, G i.. an 8.009 spindle mill at
Graham, N. C, 25.001) of new machinery is
being added to a null at Augusta. Ga.. and a
new mill is to be built al Mount Holly, N. C.
A Western company will build a -ilOO.OOO
plant in Alabama for fhe manufacture of
.hareoal and th" utilization of the l i-product
in making wood alcohol : a 50.000 cotton
seed oi! mid company lias been organized at
Fort Gains, Ga.. a 40.000 oil mill at Rome ;
a 12.000 oil mil' at Spartanburg, aud an
oil mill js being organ:, ed : t Elacksburg,
S. C. A tI jO.(H' ) bin r- l oil refinery and soap
wot ks are to ho built -;t Meridian. Miss., at
Greenville. Mis.. a 100.000 cooperage plant
is to be started, and al Meridian. Miss., a
SlOO.PiiO lumber company hasbeeu oaganized.
A I.OOO.noo minting comoaav. composed
mainly ol Noithern people, has been organiz
ed to operate in West Virginia. The fertilizer
woiks being erect".! at BhK-ksburg, S ('., will
Jtave a capacity of about 25.000 tons per year.
THE COTTON ACREAGE.
North Carolina Shows the Greatest
Decrease in Acreage.
The New York Chronicle has issued its
annual statement of cotton acreage, stand
and condition. The e-timatel decrease in
acreage by States follows: North Carolina, 20
per cent.; South CaroJmi. 10 per cent.: Geor
gia, 13 per cent.; Florida, 5 per cent. ; Ala
bama. 11 percent.: Missi'sppi, 10 per cent
Louisiana. 14 percent.; Texas, 11 rr eett
Arkansas. 12 per cent.; Tennessee, 9 per
cent. : other States aad Territories, 12.' fer
cent, ine average decrease Is 11. b per cent.
1 he a r.-age is j .joT.MU against 20.107.217
The small decrease in Florida is due to larger
pb.nting ol se.i island cotton.
The crop is unquestionably lat". The
weather up io Mav 'Li was not favorable. It
is not certain whether permanent injury has
resulted or not. rr-.bauly serious harm ha
resulted in onlv limited areas.
Cultivation has not been as thorough as it
was a year ago. Tlmr" has been very heavy
decrease in the taking of commercial fertil
isers. 1 nt t home made fertilizer a slightly
gr at' r use is reported.
The condition ' the piant was ls? satisfac
tory at t he close of the month than at the same
dat" Pu-t v .r. The Stutea of les promise
are the ( aroiina and Georgia, but the
plc.ut is lat almost everywhere and so is
firm woik. Th" edition is not ne3anly
unpromising. Hit in or depends upon
further dev-ioi-neut than has the case
in some other protv-:tiva years.
The Government Gets Its Gold.
The s0.000 in gold t ar? stvl-a from the
Carson miLt was re tv-r-d ia a most unex
pected way when the Government offlcers
dug up the treasure in the wood-shed of W'm
riekler. an employe? in th rnelu-rs' and re
Unrrs' department, who ha t not even b-n
supe .t"d. P.ckl r was 'rayed by a wo
man with wu j.-n h" hil be-ea living, and
whom he Iih i a1 iiel. She cam to the ofn
cers on M .nda v night and t 11 them that she
woil 1 di-. l-.-e the hiding place of the miss
ing bullion. Trj-tohrr promir". sh ap
eared and gave n-inute directions for dig
ping in one corner of IVkl-r's wol sh"d.
Then' the bars .f gold wer? un-arth-d just
as they p,a 1 t.-a stolen from the mint. This
discovery bear out the ca. which the gov.
ernnvi.t"expert hal fom.ulat'- l against the
employ ?es in this department. If any one cl
the gang now turns State's evidriiCe the
whole truth will ciiie out.
The latest fish story is that the
ehape of a fishhook has not changed
ia twenty centuries.
FOR FREE SILVER.
THE ILLINOIS CONVENTION.
Platform Adopted Judge Samuel P.
The Illinois Democratic Silver Convention
met at Springfield on Wednesday. Secretary
of State Heinri-.hsen. by virtue of his efflce,
chairman of the Pemocratic State central
committee, ealied the meeting to order.
Temporary Chairman Crawford said he
wouid Lot delay the proceedings of the con
vention by making a speech. He would,
however, say that the eyes of the whole
country were on this convention. Let its
action be no uncertain on". Let it not beat
about the bush, nor mince matters, but de
clare unconditionally for gold or for the free
and unlimited coinage of silver t 16 to 1.
After disposing of routine business th
following, platform adopted:
Whereas, silver and gold have oeen tne
principle money metals of the world for thou
sands of years and silver money recognised
and used as honest money between nations
twithstanding the varying ratios between
silver and gold, and.
Whereas, The demonetization of silver
has dei. rive. 1 th" people of the free use and
benefits of an invaluable aud original money
m'-tal. and has increased debts and added to
the burdens cl the people by lowering the
Milne of labor products, and.
Whereas. The constitution o tne Unite.l
Stafs prohibits the use of anything but. gold
an 1 silver coin as legal tender br tne pay
ment of d"bts. thereby recognizing that coin
m posed of silver and gold is honest money
and lit to be i1e.l as a legal tender; there-
lore, by the Democracy of Illinois, in coa-
veiitiem assembled, be it
'Resolved. That we ave in favor of the
use of both gold and silver as the standard
nev of the United States, and demand the
free and unlimited coinage of both nittals at
the ratio of 1G to 1 Without waiting for the
a. tioii of any other ne.lion, and that such
coins .-hail be a 1-g.il tender for all debts,
both public and private, and thnt all con
tracts hereafter executed for the payment of
money, whether in gold, stiver or coin, may
be discharged bv anv money which Li by la w
We hereby endorse the action of the
Democratic State cutrai committee incallmg
this convention, and we instruct the com
mittee to carry out the will of this conven
tion as expressed in its platform by inaugu
rating and carrying on a campaign oi educa
tion in this State, and to thoroughly organize
the Democracy ol" the State on the lines laid
down in tne platform ol this convention.
"Resolved, That wo request the Demo
crat!.; national committee to call a Demo
cratic national convention to consider the
money question not later than August. 1S'J5.
If the said national committee refuses to call
such a convention, then we invite the Demo
cratic State committees of the other States to
take concurrent a-tiott with the Democrats
State committee of this StrU- in calling such
"Resolved, That the Demcratic members
of Congress and members of the S -uate from
this State bo and are hereby instructed to
use every honorable means to carry oat the
principles above enunciated."
Judge Samuel P. M.-Counell was then con
ducted to the chair and spoke as follows:
"This convention has a most peculiar and
mort important significance. Heretofore,
managers of political parties have soar
ranged that party policies should be declared
only at the time candidates were chosen, and
only h short time tefore the gathering of the
franchises i.f the people. The result has
been often that our conventions have put
forth a mere assertion ol general principles,
or on live issues expressed themselves in
m a n i n g I es s co rr, i .- r o m i se s.
"At the very beginning of this contest let
us make i,p our mind. thai we will not le
fright 'iied by nursery talcs, hud that we
won't give up out tight because they call us
names. Ret us bear in mind, in view of the
direful pr li- ti.ms of the mono-metallists
that v- .have m-t mn -h gold at pn s..-nt, and
that what little we have we bought with 4
per cut. gold interest bearing-bonds, and
that eye,, what little we ha ve we keep through
th" c 'irt sy .f 1". iron llothsdiild and Mr.
Morgan. R-ir.cniberaii ihe time we are not
onlv depressing trade, but .straining our
financial i sources to perpetuate a financial
system which v don't believe in and
which we never knowingly established.
Tnteriiauoiial agreement is by no means
necessary. Until human wisdom has devised
some other plan than that now recognized by
the entire woi id. gold and silver yvill con
tinue ... t-e used as money. And so long as
we are .) use metal as a representative of
Aalu" and as aid to e v hauge, we cannot
affoid t. dispense with either silver ot gold.
"We who are in fav.-r of the remonetiza
tioti of siiver shv there is no injustice even to
the creditor, if the govern.!. -nt shall restore
to tilo-r its l.c " iii our monetary sys
tem. The time has e..r.e to rebuke those
who distrust the wisdom of Mie people and
ae-cept the selfish wisdom of the money
changer and th bondholders. The system
we want restored has '-ecu approved by lontf
experience, has t-een Sam-tinned by cur
progress, is justirb .1 by our situation, and 13
necessary to ..or national independence and
prosperity. AWnnirt nd ourselves of the
veto power of New York ai.d London. Let
the pe.ipit. command and our official servants
must obey." V
After s. ir.e fiutber business of an unim
portant nature the "oicauttee adjourned.
Iowa's Silver Democrats.
At the conference cf silver Democrats held
at D 's M oine-. Ia.. la t week, reports were
read showing that popular sentiment on the
mon-v question in the variom districts was
ovrwlielminglv in favor.of free coinage re
jj.irdless of party. The following resolutions
W-re abq ted: S
lies.-lved. Th3t th" democrats of the 1
State of I-'wa. in conference as-enabled, do
d' - lare and athrm that gold and silver coins
nr th-- constitutional money-of the country:
that we are in favor of the free coinage of
both on termfc of equality, and reaffirm that
th fr and unlimited coinage of both silver i
and gold at th" ratio of ij to 1. without
waiting for the action .f other nations, is the
carl ma' principle rf our faith, and that such
coinage -I all a legal tend-r for all debts,
oo'l- public aud private."
Prominent local democrats made Sfehs
in whi h they ! Jard that the time had
erme to abandon party, if necessary, In
cr'b-r to -"cure fre coinage, and the con ;
ferecc a Jjonmed amid continuous applause, j
The Tar Heel Sailors Get a Nice, Snug ,
Acting Secretary 31. A loo it Washington 1
allotted among th? State naval militia tatsl
lioas the 825.000 apf topr.at . i i y Congrs
for their lid. withheld. r,g ?! I .' instruc
tion books. N.rtb Careiir-i v. . n 2'ib sailor '
meo get t2.3H.l- ; ..tn i . . K,5 men.
(1,500; Georgia Sivj:. i'.J.'Z. M..-j Lusetts
figure highest in th : -t v..'.: i.- ' .ii rs and
(3,717.1. ' aud New V j-s --al with 37
men and 53.51?.ls. G - Liik-s the
Free Sliver SeltitUl.ints.
The Fraakford. Ind.. Times, an ind-pendent
new.-pap--r, pu a-hel a call for a R
publi eaa convention Juie 11, to or.ar.ie a
free silver league. The names of 10") j ronii
tent Republicans in the county atta-.-h I.
Th demo-rat of Yazoo county. M s., held
their nominating con vi.tioa on V-!u-ly
and a'ter naming a t i!i ticket, a ioptl fr-e
ccma-e platform and made eaaiidate for
th: legislature pb-dge th-ffj-lvr t vote for
ro man tor the United Sua sbte not in
lull sympathy cn that qu-stioa.
ARGUED BEFORE THE V. S. CIR
CUIT COURT OF APPEALS.
Chief Justice Fuller and Judges
Hughes and Seymour On the
Bench. Arguments of Coun
sel Heard la Full.
The South Carolina registration cas.
was fully argued cn Friday in the U.
S. Court of Appeals before Chief Jus
tice Fuller and Judges Seymour ind
Hughes at Richmond, Ya., and was
taken under coi.sideration by tbo
The recorel of the case contains a
great pi mity of irrelevant and unnec
essary matter, but the gifct of the case
seems to be this: The constitution of
South Carolina provides that "Every
male citicu of the United States, uf
the nge of twebtyMiiie your a and up
wards, who shall hereafter
reside in this fitate one year, and in
the county in which he oilers to vote
sixty days next preceding huv election,
shall be entitled to ote." Certain
persons named are jo.it uu.ler disabili
ties, 'i lie State is. piveu author
ity to pass a registration lnw. It then
provides that "the Gen, ml Assembly
shall never pass uny law that will de
prive any of the citizens of this State
of the right of stifliHge, except for
treason, murder, robbery, or duelling,
whereof the pet son ihtill have been
duly tiivd and convicted." The fol
lowing is an extract Imm the opinion
dolivired by judge Cuff, yvhcii he
granted the injunction that was ap
"While, as a rule, the Tights of ft
citizen of a State ale such as nil citi
zcus of the United States enjoy, ytt
this 1 l iintitV has nlse certain lights un
der the Constitution of South Carolina,
by virtue of Ihe net of Conguss of
June '2'), 1S')S. which was accepted
ami acted upon by that State, in which
it is- provided that the Constitution of
said Stfite shall never be feo changed as
to depiivc nuy citizen r class of citi
zens of the United States of the right
to vote in said State, who nre entitled
to vote bv the Constitution of the
same, recognized in said net, except
as a punishment for crime. The Con
stitution there referred to is one from
which I have before quoted the pres
ent orcanie law ol that rttute. as
herein before set forth.
Judge (loff seems to have made the
plaintiff's right to au injunction turn
principally upon the idea that the act
of Congress had fastened the provis
ions of her Constitution respecting
the right of suffrage upon South Car
olina perpetually, and that any law
passed by her Legislattue that violated
those provisions of her Constitution.
was nt onlv n violation of a voter'a
rights as n citizen of the State of South
Carolina, but a violation of the rights
which th- net of Congress of June 25th,
1S08 secured to him. and therefore, a
case here arises of which a Federal
court had jurisdiction. He discus-ted
the fourteenth amt ndmeiit eonsideiii
blv as bearing on the case, but the
forecoing seems to have been what he
most relied n.
He ma.b- out the violation of the
plaintiff's light thus:
The registt nti. in law of South Caro
lina provides thus: Voters shall be reg
istered find no one shall be nllowed
to vote unless ngistered necordii.u t
the provisions, of the act. When a reg
istration has bee ii compleb d the
books shall bo closed and not reopened
until alter th'- next gen ral election,
and then only for those who became
entitled to npictcr after that ebetion.
They are to be ope tied on the first
Monday in each month until the first
Monday in uly j receding the text
general election, arid not reopened un
til after the next genera! election The
law thus provide:, for r-qisteritig such
persons as were entitled to register
when it went into effect, and s'" b as
acquired the right theieafter
The law. tl-rtfore, closes registra
tion July 1st, tliouuh the ikrtiou does
not take place until the following
November. Judeti .dT thought tl is
an unreasonable requirement, as it
prevented r gistratiou pt the very
time voters were becoming most iu
terestcd in elections. The law also
required voters to get a certificate that
they were registered, aud that tbey
were not to vote unless they carried
the certificate to the polls. In case a
voter removes from one county to
another, or from one precinct in a
county to another, or from one resi
dence in u jMcmet to anotL.tr, he
shall obtain :i tiHi.-s.fvr and a rene wal
Judge Croff he 11 that all these wr
tinresxonal !c vexatious and burden
ie- addition to the rt'piiremects of
Const'tntiou of the State, when
the act of Cong res bad provided that
there should be no substantial change
in the citizen's MgLt to vote.
Judge- Guff .liscus-ed the rights
of the negro s v ery folly in Iph ' pinion,
but there se-ems to be t; thing in the
case to sho tLt the plaintiff was a
negro, though Judge GofT sat-s that
he was. The vi-t l-fiit tie court
The Letrislatrire of So'ith Carolina
passed an act ia Itctrnler, lr4, pro
viding forthc railing of a constituionsl
convention. Those requirements oi
the law then t lifting were made
necessary for voters in voting for dele
gates to the convention, and some
others were added which Judge off
thought as injurious as those mentioned.
The plaintiff filed his bill in the
United State Circuit Court asking
that the oSicersbe enjoined from execut
ing the act providing for electing
members of the constitutional conven
tion. He-averred in his bill that he
"failed to regi-ter at the registration
made after the general election of
1$, or to be registered during the
ten days in March l.SLV. provided for
in said act of If:1 1, because, although
he made repented and persistent etTrts
to become registered, he fotiud himself
unable to comply with the unreason
able, unnecessary, and burdensome
rules, regulations, and restrictions
prescribed by sail unconstitutional
registration laws as conditions preced
ent to his light to register," though he
does not fy the officer of the Stite
prevented his tegistei ing.
Mr. William A. Prl--r. Attorney General
of th" Stat of S-.uth Ortilina. -qven,d th
arg'i-.n-iit in te ti;ilt ol ihe Kt.ve. rcli 'l
chieflv upon two ground for dismissing th
complainant"- bill K rsi. that thci. was no
federal qu-stion involved: and. s-emvl. toat
court of eqn:ty wa without juris h. ti.n in
i ase of that nature, f-.r th" r-a-a thnt If
anv l-irsl rights ot the complain!-! sho d 1
Ik? violatt. hi had a full i .-mpb te rem
edy ln'fgiv the common-law cert.
Ill support of hi . first . . no i.li 'tt. h re-
viewtsl the r-gstrttioii law . of the State of
nth Carolina. ln. Ii ho.- l-ee:j in full
e-r..tioii for the pa t Curt- en vcars. and
oint-sl otit tuat tri'-y t-rc fqua'.ly on nil
ltiens. rich and poor, whit.- and bl.vk.
Withcut di -. riininatioii. end vvrc not In con
travention of ih- loiirte. ntli an. I tmcfntrt
ainendments t. the C titiithm. P om
ten.bsl that th" right of a c:ti -n to v. t was
derive. I se.l.-ly from the St '.t.- law, subject
only to the two name I amendment to th
United St-it"s "o.-t g ut i.-n. arid tV.at thi. was
ris-ognlTel by tli.lt '.Tist:tlIion. It
self. He sho.y.-d that ilo-r ' w.i- nothing in
th" registration laws ..f .s .etl-. C.ir.dina that
nbri.lgisl or ib-i.ied t n.y -it i.v-ii lh-right to
vote on a .-.'.unl f r.- -.-.' ...b.r. ..r previous
condition .f s --rviiu c. as f.-r'-i Iden by lie
fourteenth a-n u.bm n'. In i, poit of Ins
second I'oiifent ioi,, that the .-r. -e -,a. not a
f .roper nil" for loicpiiiy in' ioi.ll. Mr. Ilr
it s argument w:i.- m..!l if a te.bn'..-nl
natun-. and in it h- itd thes. .nth Caioliti i
statutes toshow that ample rei.e- Iy va ojmui
to anv Voter ei, tit! -1 to .istrati n t liave
phi -cl oil the poll-!..... k-. lb' flir
led aM-nti n I II - f t I Hi.it Iheelec-
ti.-n from whi li th- cmpl .on-oit d lar.-d
thst he vv.is disbarred va t- b. h-l 1 for
Stat-oill r aloii", .hi I I it there was n
cans" f..r any F -b-ral inter!, r- iic". In th"
course ,,f lr. I'.irl.er's urciiii'-iit, tl! inter
esting point wa brought out that, although
the complainant. Mill-, wa negro, there
wjs no allegation m the bill to Hi it effect,
ni-.d that, alttioiigh lu lee lioiT. in his pin
ion, had niention -1 Mill b. mv a negro,
ntr oriif u : ter.
Mr. Charle- A. I -u.-la. f llow.-d Mr Rir
Ikt. in half of th" complainant. Mill. II"
took up the registration 'Unites of South
Carolina end point-lout tin many ol.t ruc
tions that a vot. r in-t with in securing i-gis-t
ration and in voting, and contended that
these edstructioiis were so numerous and
formidable as to nmoiint practically to dis
franchisement, and he urged that th" bar
riers le torn down, and free a-ces, to th
In the afternoon Mr. II. W. Obear closed
the argument f-r the complainant. His timo
was taken up mostly with a consideration of
the question whether ll v! wa a proper
one for th equity eogi ian-e. In theeoiirs"
of his argument, h- alluded to th- allega
tion in he bid that Gi eornph.tii .td stated
that "although h" made repea' d and persist
ant efforts to !m..oiii registered, be found
him-' lf unable to eonq ly with the unrea.soii
abe, .iiiiieees-ary, ami bur te,s..rt." regula
tions." and le-re l.e va i itcrrupb -I by Chief
Justice 1'illier, who e. S' ly qiest,,ned blm
a. the sufficiency of th" Hll--g.ition an to
What those etT .rt Were, th" Chief Justice
intimating thai th-re wa nothing to mak"
it appear that the registration ofib -r- had
impohd him iti th -s' efforts, or were in any
way rcspon-it.1 f .r th" failure.
General K Iward M ra ly . f-r h
apillaiit. in a t ri' f r- i-- f ,.. sale nt
points of th case.
Mr. Chief J.i-ti.-e Fuller Interrupted the
counsel f..r pefice. Mi quite frequently
in the course of their argument, and from
the drift of ns question. it was surmised
that lie would be in favor of revr-iiig Judge
GofT. upon th-ground that tin-re win lack
of I"eieral jlir s-ljoti . to Interleie.
At t he com liisjof, of thn argument the Court
set Tuesday th'- .lav upon he h briefs In
the ease should be filed.
The Court then a ljo..rne.l, f ix hour being
consumed in th- hearing of the argument.
General M--Cra.lv r. tin i.-d t Charl-Mon,
and Chief Justi- e 1 uiier t. Washington.
Four Men Hanged.
At Ban Franclaeo, A nelio Gnn-i was
banged on Friday. Garcia commuted mur
der for the purpose of roMs-ry. ArofT wn
the second to hang. Azoff wa eau"ht in
theactof robl-ry and killed Ofib-er Harris
when ho attempted to aio-t him. Cullir.
the third man to t hant-d. followed.
was a wife murderer.
At Morrillton, Ark.. Will Iiown. who a.
assnultee! Paulina lindelbauh, was hanged
the same day.
J L. C. BIRD
ATT05ET AKD COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
Mt-ion, - N. 0.
Practice! in all courts, S'tte and Fed
eral. Special attention fdren to lave
tigatiog land titles an 1 collecting cUlmi.
UTOffit e on Main Street.
JUSTICE A JUSTICE,
Attorotrt at Law,
Mrricn, - N. 0.
E. J. Justice U located here. OfBca ia
upper room cf Fiemmioj; livteh
R. J. BURGIN.
Offers his professional s.-rvice to los
friends and former j atrons of
Marion and vicinity. .. Si v. ork'
guaranteed to le lirst elase,
and as renvnal-Ie as such work
can be afforded.
Office opposite th-j ITemming House,
j F. MOUrilETT,
Attorney at Law,
Practice! ia the Court of Jlitthell
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