"A PEMOCUATiO FAMILY NEWSPAPER."
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A Great JatherIn at the ISl-MetaUIo
Convention. The IMatfoi-m la
7 ; M".T.i l.is Bi-Mctnl!i3 convention was
1 t order ut 2 o'cio-.-fc Wednesday aft,.r.
j. V'. N f;:cwn,ot Memphis, as ..bair
. . : t.'. centrd Wicetallio league of
. y ennty, Teun., Vub-h --nr ..ut the,
. .. !riv(x:tj,jr,i rapped b';:t5-i';uit.lage to
'"' '!'' t:rTn wee ltis following:
. ii :ort ,S;it5 y r.f s. of Louisiana ;
;. ('.uUu;ii. A'loruey General of
i'.'i ir.i ; J.Mia Vzi:t.t:rU, mayor of Is'ew
.' A. J. W.irov, j.f.-iknt of the
1' -i'i';--;:.''; le.igr.o ; Gov. J. p,
-V Aifcai:.- is ; V. J. E,ya.i, editor of
"i - In W..1 i-H.-.a! J ; s -uaior Jarr.es
Aii.ii!.-. , S-mutor Si' wort, Nevada ;
V.'-..! ' f , I'jdiana ; Sntor I. G. Har
I -f.'i-' Alex. JJ-l..fr, Cu'itoroia ;
'' ive II. I'- M-n--y, Mi.-.j,issippi ;
. .' f .!. K. J ,), ...V; k.l!r-:i.':S.'nilt.fV:iHAn
in . i ,;-(,;!. m- J. Z. Geoi
lioV'Tior K.i'-'i' Aiijr.i:.ua.
'.. ! .!!... r 1 Pi in Si-v M-.Xt0 ; i
I ' ' . "! i' E TiHiMii'i, '-'iv.th f.'jtnj'iua
1 .'.M i ,i v Kv:,;, .:, ii.vjf; C!::r.i!ina. '
t..'t i.. i n. si, ji, .-y.vcnrioij
.....om. I'.w.y pronounced
-Hi f v.ii -, Ih.j M.uai iur j.ro
I !' ' . -u. I ujrru lljij various
!! puV appeared
1 ' -''"i"'. 1' "K ixi'.l ,m ovation.
'''''''' ; place tho number ot
- ii -j i. i.i i ;i,o visitor who at.
1 " " ''"-. I 1,1 til.! IU0t RIlt to
- b.-s i-tl-l 10,000.
i i-, .'ii.:', ..f M-mij f,, in weloom-
i-", .!.. i: , fo'.lows :
' : '?r V':'l,rt'v--H of this con-
a- i. ad rti!.-..-s.,,, er that mk'tity
v ry li -Mt to ir, frr tie ovi-r-
.-. I h-.,trM iiai or a powi.r more
. ai, I r) ,v io"b I'-i I jmrtfiilio
!'"!! -I--;- m:. I i ...-r.oruy than any
t- .. -w., -!,;l,.kl(,i 7U,.tv ailll orf
i i" f ..:r.nu-r of .,;.:.,.;, k-iou3
. .. i-iii:; .roin thy ii, ..( ,,f i.ji.f r aQ
; v :.-!' 'rcPt ilt. wr;.i ;o d,,mauA
f-'"'"" tUat .lunvial f,yj,';m ar.
I )V:s-lotrt an. epejje.e ot ail
' --" ' ":vi jZ,itioa.
-. i ,.'!' f'." ,- ..Uv s ao Llio'oJijvctan'l
i co:ii' ileuuiiaocd froai
w ...tnii.'ijis;..,l iiil).'i i mat), as
J- .ui'l ,-.'v.,!ii'.i.i',i:-y, h ru-ntlaimeij
'-iui.i'iu" a.i fviT It'll from tho
Tli" stihdy, liM.tjt yeomaa of
im.-y t..;r of tbe llel.!3 and
!U .t.ati,..il ai'ii-'iiw w-ho nr.. i...:i.ii
"ii s wi'JtJ'li 'inl irivafiifs-i in, in
-j -."ion UK"in.-i a t.-s.otir.in, ortiei
! !., .!..; d.i auy thai .-ver brought
i ar.y ..vnil -it iif tl.o hnin.i'i f;imi!v.
.i ;., jtfu.l.l vevolutiou that
" ,'..l a ili.(.i irom power a:o futh-
r hi: (Mii c.t that wiH mwp every
mi.) liio .In: k st'.i ol .l...Vat. The Jn-
'-riKus wliicli lo.i I it will never halt
i mi. i' ib.Ji -iHiid.tr.Uareplantwlon
, t . i ry K-,i D,,:i tii.'ir Imncern
.u.i-h .nr o I Enqlamt herself.
. i..wi-r their Hags do.-sbealU
. . ( - .i"i!. i be ciHkt lj ended nud a
. vi w.vi ; ij,,t until all Ua
' Mi'iiMwn ;t.o tin ne.l into sepul-
I tl I'l.liiil .if 'TO.vl aill :ivnvlr. nr..l
: i h" ;al.f cf nuerinj btiniasity
.....v i--:t!ii-i:ca win ever luteal
'i in ti i i-s bi. brought about? Iq
' n:iin- ,ji t!i-v f!tru.3s'0 which kvo
'! i!i v to tbu American colore,
"' ''-l''rs r.av to the worl t a declaration
; :: I '.i -.I-.hi ruug Jfktj n lulo call
. vi : v i:iu.i nu ,. avvok.t tlie fdumtier--i'l-'i-
of liberty ninoui People. Tho
. ...eis nftheso heroes n.J patriots are
: - :. I f..: t'i aa..,bv toe!aratlon of
" 1 ' 1o al! the uaijous of the woild
1 :-ir own llaoi .vyjtem and fu
1 aul lipnne.-s oi
'i ll.i.-rt-i tlt'a introduce.! Senator
i p.-rie.i.e;'. ebaiimn in the follow
: "ru'-ro s mi mote, able oud
';;;l...-i- in ,.l0 njteil Statej of
l:.vM ir.rpbj of Indiaca."
..lr'-..s:d the e. 'ivp.Ttlnii Ii. cnl,.
I . i
' 1:1 " ' ' .I'ways been and yet ia
' . ii:i!- of vil :.? audfh's va'ue is of
( J i: i t:i nvjUMio or imiliou value
'I' !::',,",t''y woith or 1-val vr.iue ; tho
'" :-- 'lva- a le itter of law the bullion
1 i ''.' oao of ttioiiton and opin-",;i:-,-v.
v;;l'ie ef pitver and gold
.i . I ......;. b.i.i always ref-ted and
i-ivi:p.j .by ccc'i'tion, v.poa tho
, ' ;. 'ii en neslnbaad t!np!eitera
1 ', i.n a.- t!: io wii' to in years to
;." ! !: i lu-.f of c ubT ! such cjetaL",
; t,. u ,.' ifjanrity ebai! taaVo them
' V '.' " 11 v;l',,,! with any other material
-." ' :, ':' ":0 ! )okit:l r.s moaey.
" i w.'ys been a a'ftc-i-face between
; ;' '"I'.'.ion vuluo of the two
', '' ''-J-' or coinage value.
i Ul.' t.-Ms. of li'.O HlfitilC? of tf-
' b it tl. iul value of colred
the ..lu.e a-i thy commercial
i .! i :' c i the in st a I ju it, nothing
-i ..re .i:.-b..-tvt. e)rdint to that
, i:-t an., .-an ujt bo uu hoceet
'tbersii.-ci or pold. Tbo u5o of
- ; ! i ii.o?;oy i:a a l.le.1 vorygreativ
"I'lir- n;! o, i.uliion value.
i ,''r ' i('V"!y f,ion'1 of inanity re-
.. '.. ; . "iivocown-
, .; r'v1','; , rfCK,,;s ore.-, and
' ;;" ' t t!.e;e v.-im one coreat.onca
":r ivato oxvneriip of'th
J' " Le deplored. For n ioni? um6
' .."r:;:n'. w.,s mainiained by law bo
' -l-;' wo l auie.sbut at laH The holdei-3
- ; fiL-s- - lie si!i! as the bolters of
' M'iHa;it!eN t speedily uatlonal
, v.-: la, tho government
( l..w uu h, strife. Theyssldwe
v . 'M-Jt- ri.y longer about relative
'.. 'Y: V't ,b0 Urrc l out. When
k ..'dMiverforrceuiofn coin, P.
, , '::..!'' l''1-''1 iat our own price
i ' ' . ; ,V're au iai "ction of the
,"-e -'f tol l is of no country,
. . v.- ' :aietall;ts are not aa'.ust
- . , 'r? for silver and Justice. Much
, ; , , 1 i-i-.tcu oa '.Le talb'.ty of the value
- i rlX" :'"l,,' 'oav-'oru!c which it may
1 r '1'1 ;h,," nieials are variable in
( " . i-ft' n ebanvfes in value from time to
. ..... other c.,R;modi-.;?,but they vary in
7,'"''J l v I---. thau any other commod
:" that if we restore silver to
. , - '11 will leave us. This is as-
- - priat-iple under what i3 called
' '.-!: i!-.i law or rule' where two or
, 'i-d.- of in vn,.y aro circulated together,
. " 1 t will iirivo t,ut the better curren
i , ' . ' ! 'll0. save in veiy rare instanee,
a"" ' ' I ,l--il,s,: to coin." But what party
1 -'-'uat.-yu seeking to debase its cola?.
" 1 of our gold, the departure of our
" ' Hiil, u soi'ie opponents gay, bring
- V '"l'ic-ion. Yet gold sta'd with in
(- -i .:ie b.'inning in uiuai quantity and
, I 'tt'.a until 173, when we ceased colu-
( ' 1 ' -m 173 to while silver was not
j.-A g'''d ton. bcj a, low ebb. When, iu
t '. ' , "'K11'1 to cin silver again gold re-
. ,n 1:ii'fr 't.s than ever and f.aved
'.i r-iw.-d Wnh i:s. Kiijce we oeaed the
I (,s !vcr ij lQ3.d-ariug m 93. gold
;' i ' V' a''il'u- Tho f;th of the adv.xate
( -i'' gold ?.!,, lard is compounded of
, t ii and one pernicious error. That
, t.i.,dard dollars should r-o of equal
i; 7. ! ' ,:V ,s '-r,,,' tthat the metal in them
'v.- .rifr, ''"f ion value is a fallacy so
--ary io our comicon K9 aijd exper-
Tk i 1 ' 3 b.,rr -ta,;i--''. remember that
ncdeaiir.g calmly and dJibrtrtv with, our
man.Tarlt without fear, believing j-i all
ufl leace that the niiver and Ll dolU
of oup rntnl., the money or the pt, sounl,
trieu find tr,ie tba., a)i0 be aj.,f ,
money of the future."
The nomination of E. HWaJofTpnoAw
for wwretiry, followed, and at the sug.-t'o'n
cf Senator Harris til the newspaper men
present were made a.vUUnt seere'nties.
Ijeso utions were pa.ii ihal each Stae
should nameaviTcprej kttai la reerebf r of
the committee on rtsoIutioiA A roil cn'l of
Bta'w allowed. At.. etlfctsVastic f.r,!s'4Ae
Senator Harris wx? then named delegate at
large frori the United .States.
Henator Stewart, o! Nevada, j reMert st tb.9
right FPSbioa. Congressman Joseph C. 8ib
lov, of I'enn.-ylvauia, a drew-ad the cos.-e.i-tjoa
in eubatan"c a-i fo'low: "I believe ttat
lh"re are going to bo two narlb---' :t the
coming elation. Oi:-3 or them vi'i be tie
nionometa'lio and th oilr lbe Aneriran
people in ih-jr m.ij,ty. The gobl :tiEdait
bis been eicted in ait y tjnie? le.'ore. Oee
Aaron e-ecied a goHea imige. Lui it v,a.i
not a succe.v, and once Neb'jcha.hiar mt
him up one and :.aii whosoever e."u.si'd to
bow down an I w. r-Lip it Mio-.H H.-a:gb;.
way be -a.t into a fl-ty ni- nn. e ad burned
up. Without mearii." to maka .my invid
ious c0mparisoi:, I rcepectfiiily refer you to
Grov-r Cievelnud'3 k-ttcr to Governor atono
T ncru wee three men who fused to wor
Ehlp this image and Nebuchadnezzar ordered
lbe furnace to be ma le f.traightwav seven
ximes bott"r, and had itse men cast" in, but
they w.u'ked upright ami I the flames and
crime out brighter and happier than ever.
There d-o a good many Neb":chadii'zzars in
this work yet, but they do not cut much of a
fi xuro. Ii you will jut read along a littlj
further you will tin i that Nebuchadnzzi-r
found hii 1-vel aliritrbt. For seven vears bo
had to eat grass. We silver people'kne a'i
all the loie. nnd a'i "the law ou
our side. Tho Secretary o! the Treasury
Fpoko to you in this hull tde oilier day. I do
not know what to quote Mr. Carlisle when
he said that tho demonetisation of ibe whito
money would mean misery and unbappincat
for Laii the people of tho world ; then
John G. Ca:!ih'.e wai ihe ttiluin of people,
now beii the bi-h pii-st of fie temple of
Mammon. Mr. Carlisle :be pleoiao and Mr.
t'arlisie the aristoeiat, ore two very different
kinds of people. Put I do not want to c-m-plain
of Mr. C.ul.'sle. Every wo i .4. Jio iiai
fcald about the dcmor.erisaliod o! tiJver ha3
"The Pnident says he fs afraid the silver
dollar will depreciate, but the only way tho
dollar can depreci ite is fcr prices to r.o.
This is tquivaient ro an admission by tho
President triat he is afraid pri ys will rise. If
the President wouid divide his anxieties mr-io
equally between the poi sons who produce the
wealth of th country aud the limited few who
absorb them, ho would make a bettor chief
executive. Tho tnagnifkent patriotism o
Mr. Pothschild, who, although an alien, wan
willing to eomo to thl country and ?avo il
for tho paltry consideration o' S9,000,00i)
which the people of th3 United Gfalos lost
and which be gained, ia worthy of note as h
nnv inanin eui puir'otism oiiUr. Llcve
land in tlois helping to savetLe country. Pat
if these two men could save lbe country ib'y
could also wreck ir.
"With the mins open to tLe unlimited
coinage of silver and gold thco will be no
more talk of a lirty-cent dollar. Tneysay
our shore.-: wou'd be Hooded with silver if the
mints were open to free coinage. Now th.'it
is not true, and if 't wavo true wo would
f imply give them .;ometl'iug to Lavo lather
than for something we would rather have.
"Hanker Cornwaji of EufTalo, made a
ppeech in fhieago the o.her night to a lot of
bankers and ihe nevt day a iepo;-ter showed
me tho article aud a.eko.l what I thought of
it. I to) 1 him if ho would have a number of
copie;4 printed and di.-tribu'ed to all tho
voters jn the United Stales I would never
make another speech on the silver question,
but would real my case on bis Argument. He
toils the bankers tbey must keep their
thumbs on their customer?. We have felt
the thumbs of the 1 ankers heavi'v ia the last
"We must win this light ia 1806. If wo do
not win ii then it will be too late. There
will be two avenues open to the people after
One will be repudiation ami the other
reolutiou aud both I dread. If the Eng
I'fh wer3 to land in New York you -would
help to drive thm out. wouldn't you? The
Englb-h aro in N-nv York; thev have been
ihere for years. Will you drive " them out,
even if p;rty lines have io be dropped?"
J. 11. McDowell, of Tennessee, a well known
State Populist leader, in an impassioned
ipeech demanded that the Third party men
he given better representation oil the com
mittee on resolutions, nlv oee Populist, ho
declared. ;ari in Putter, of North Carolina,
was now on tbe committee. Tho Populists
had been assured by those iu -'barge, of this
convention that if I'uey handed a li.-t of names
to the see: eta ry t'.iey woall be placed on the
committee. TVis li t was now hi the hantU
of the seercai v, but had not beoa read.
Were the Ti-ll i partv men to be iornored ?
Tho convention ordered Unit the Populkta
be placed on e eo'ivuittee. Tho conven
tion Mien adjo.-.rned for the day.
A largo amount of speech makiLg occurred
on the second day':; session, afier wbii'a the
following platform wiis adopted.
Although nothing was said in the
resolutions about abolition of party
lines as proposed by Sibley, Stewart and
others, the speakers of the day almost
without exception took care to assert
their Democracy and to repudiate any
affiliation with either Republicans or
Populists. The resolutions follow:
"Silver and cold coin have in all ages
constituted the money of the world,
were the money of the fathers of the
republic, the money of history and of
"The universal experience of man
kind has demonstrated that the joint
use of both silver and gold coin as
money constitute the most stablestand
ard of value and to have a full amount
of both metals is necessary as a medium
"The demonetization of either of
these historic metais means an appre
ciation in the value of money, a fall in
the prices of commodities, a diminu
tion of profits of legitimate business, a
continuing increase in the burden of
debts, a withdrawal of money from the
channels of trade and industry where it
no longer yields a safe and 6ure return
and its like accumulation in the banks
and the great money centers of the
"There is no health or soundness in a
financial system under which a hoard
ed dollar is productive of increase to its
possessor while an invested dollar yields
a constantly diminishing return, and
under which fortunes are made by the
accretions of idle capital or destroyed
by a persistent fall in the price of com
modities and a persistent dwindling in
the margin of profits in almost every
branch of useful industry. Such a sys
tem is a premium on sloth and a penal
ty upon industry, and such a system is
that which the criminal legislation of
1S73 has imposed upon this country.
"The bi-metallic standard of silver
and gold has behind it the experience
of ages aud has been tested and proved
by the enlightened and deliberate judg
ment of mankind. The gold standard
is a departure from the established
policy of the civilized world, with
nothing to commend it but 22 years of
depression and disaster to the people
under extraordinary accumulation of
wealth io the bands of a few. There
are seme facts bearing upon this ques
tion, rccoguized acd admitted by all
candid men, whether advocates of bi
metallism or of a single gold standard.
Ahiodz these is tho fact that the very
year that m-irktd the change from
bimetallism to the s ngle gold standard
is the very year that marked the change
from a condition of rising prices, large
profits, general contentment .and great
prosperity, to a condition of falling
price3, diminishing profits, insecurity
of investment, unemployed labor and a
heavy depression in all branches of trade
and industry. It 13 not a matter of dis
pute, even among the honest advocates
of the gold standard, that general pros
perity came to an cad with the ujstrr.:'
tion of the bi metallic system and that
hard times, falliuzprices, idle working
men and widespread depression came
in with the gold standard and prevails
to-day wherever the gvld standard has
"Every international monetary con
ference that has been called, every de
mand in this country end in Europe
for an international Agreement to re
establish the bt-rnetallic standard, is a
confession that the demonetiz ition of
the system was a blunder if not a
crime; that iis consequences have been
disastrous and that the conditions that
it has wrought are fu'i of menace and
of peri!. The logic of facts establishes
beyond intelligent question that the
destruction of silver as primary money
by a conspiracy of selfish interests is
the cause of the widespread depression
and suffering that began with the gold
standard. There can be uo restoration
of prosperity, no permanent relief from
prevailing conditions, until the great
cause has been removed by a complete
restoration of silver to its proper dace
as a money metal, equal with go7d.
"We believe in a money of stable
value; we believe, least of all, in an ap
preciating standard; it is only through
the practical operation of bi metallism
that a stable standard of value can be
Becured A standard constituted of
money constantly increasing in value is
rot a sound, a single, nor a stable stand
ard, but a constantly changing stand
ard. The effect of gold mono-metallism
is to establish one standard for the
creditor and another for the debtor: and
there can be no more dishonest mone
tary system than that w hich gives short
measure to the borrower and long meas
ure to the lender.
"Under the policy prevailing prior to
1873 there can be na violent change in
the re'ative value of the. two metals, for
a rise in value of one metal is counter
acted by a decreased demand and a fall
in value by an increased demand. Un
der the operation of this ber.eficient
law a stable relation was maintained be
tween them in spite of the most extreme
changes in relative productions. From
the first period of our history up to 1873
the right of the debtor to choose whet -er
he should pay his debts in silver or
gold coin was always recognised. The
subsequent policy has been to transfer
this right to the creditor, thus tending
to constantly increase the value of the
dearer metal and destroy the parity be
tween them, believing that, it is abso
lutely necessary to reverse this iniqui
tous and ruinous policy, we therefore
"That we favor the immediate resto
ration of silver to its former place as a
full legal tender, standard money, equal
with gold, and the free and unlimited
coinage of both silver and gold at the
ratio of 10 to 1 and upon terms of exact
"That while we should welcome th
co-operation of other uations we believe
that the United States should not wait
upon the pleasure of foreign govern
ments or the consent of foreign credi
tors but should themselves proceed to
reverse the 'grinding process' that is
destroying the prosperity of the people
and should lead by their example the
nations of the earth.
"That the rights of the American
people, the interests of American labor
anci the prosperity of American indus
try have a higher claim to the consid
eration of the people's law-makers than
the greed of foreign creditors, or the
avaricious demands made by 'idle
holders o idle capital'. The right to
regulate its own monetary system in
the interests of its own people is a
right which no free government can
barter, sell or surrender. This reserved
right is a part of every bond, of every
contract and of every obligation. No
creditor or claimant can set up a right
that can take precedence over a nation's
obligations to promote the welfare of
the masses of its own people. This is a
debt higher and more binding than
all other debts and one which it is nor
only dishonest but treasonable to ig.
"Under the financial policy that now
prevails we see the land filled with idle
ar d discontented woriiingmen and an
ever-growing army cf tramps, men
whom lack of work and opportunity
have maiie outcasts at.ii beggars. At
the oilier end we i;:. l . a few thou
sand families own one-half the wealth
of the country.
"The centralization of wealth ha
cone hand-in-hand with the spread of
poverty. The pauper and the plutocrat
are twin children of the same vicious
ai.d unholy system. The situation is
full of mecance to the liberties of the
people ami the life of the republic. The
i issue is enfranchisement or hopeless
servitude. Whatever the power of
money can do by debauchery and cor
ruption to maintain its grasp on the
law-making power will be done.
"We therefore appeal to the plain
people of the Hnd, with perfect confi
! dence in their patriotism and in-
teiiicence, to arouse themselves to a
full sense of the peril that confronts
them and defend the citadel of their
ibertics with a vigilance that shall
neither slumber nor sleep."
The convention adjourned to-night,
after speeches by W. J. Bryan, A. J.
Warner and Senator Wolcott.
The committee on resolutions also in
troduced the following resolutions,
which, like the platform, was unanim
"Ilesohed, That a committee com
posed of one member from each State
ba appointed by the delegates thereof
ia this convention whose duty it shall
be to correstoad with the representa
tive advocates of bi-metallism and bi
metallic societies in the dilerent sec
tions of the Union and devise measures
to advance Ihe cause of bi-metalltsm
throughout the United States. That
this committee shall Mve power to
cause a national conference of bi-metal-lists
whenever, in the opinion of the
committee, the cause of bi-metallism
can be advanced thereoy. Said com
mittee shall have power to fill all vacancies."
N. C, WEDNESDAY,
HATiO- 1L COMMITTLEr-!C.
Ta foMMv'.u' nativt.al co'j;mitte-nn
war- cluoer, i-v h' 'S'.ai. deirBti-ms In a--'r
lan with ti.-' r---v!nti u pv-:d it the
aftT.tOOli J-.iiO O! th "lVeiit',a
Alat a-na- .f..b!i . I-.m'iajsn.
Ai k.iua Co -ris t'ofMa.
C.d:f rui-t A! -Wi S-r !.'! n ir.
C l .ral A W. Hn-Ur.
Georma Ju i N V, . Long!-;.
K-ntu :ky A. T. Parker.
Eojii'iana S-vit.i iin -harl.
M.wur; J. . t".'e
Nevada-C. ir. Sit-,:,
Nebraska C. STyih.
North Car..lin'M P. Eiiiitt.
Oaio P. G. h ott.
Pennsylvania A. J. Hopkins.
South Carolina J. a. Stokes.
Tenner . J-.n R. 0o lwic
T.r. F ! t --ht.uk
YirzJaiv--M. V.. Tae Ion.
New Mei"0 i . Itra lfrd P. ..cp.
I"! .h-L. .1. KmiNHli.
T'i- co n-n'tteL- -!. -t-i I John P. G)"iwin
of MrophK ten.oer try hairman. nd J. H,
Aikl.-n, e.f Nashville, temporary Bcretary.
The committee wiii no-? in Chicago in July,
the ca 't ti:ne nr- not teen fixed. aDd tbeie
etaeoso permanent offlore and delegates.
ALL ALONG THE LINE.
Orders From Washington to Vigilantly
Watch For Violators of Neutrality
Attorney General Harmon has addressed
to all United State3 district attorneys be
tween New York and Brownsville, Tex., the
follwolng letter of instructions :
Department of Justice,
Washington, D. C.
To the United States District Attorneys ;
I send you a copy of a letter of tho 10th inst.
from the Secretary of State in regard to the
rumors and reports of illegal measures being
on foot in thi3 country to aid the insuroctioa
now going on the island of Cuba. Take all
steps that are necessary and proper to pre
vent any violation of the neutrality law3 in
tho direction indicated, acting promptly and
vigorously and in conjunction with the map
shall to whom I have written upon the sub
ject. Very respectfully,
(Higned) Judsou Harmon,
Acting Attorney Gen.
To the United Slates marshals in the States
along the Atlantic seaboard this letter ha?
Department of Justice,
Washington, D. C.
I have today sent to the attorneys of the
United States for yur district the accom
panying letter from tha Secretary of Htate
in relation to alleged attempts to organize in
this country expeditions to aid the insurrec
tion Koing on in Cuba. Consult with the
United States attorney who will show you
the correspondence relating to this matter
and take all such steps as are necessary and
proper to prevent any violation of the neu
trality laws in the direction indicated, aetirg
prom pt ly and vigorously. Very respectfully.
'Signed; ; Judson HarmoD,
Acting Attorney Ganeral.
Secretary Olny'3 letter to the Attorney
General making tbe suggestion upon which
these instructions are based ia as follows:
Department of State,
Washington, D. C
The Ilocon'-oleth? Attorney General:
Sir: It is a matter of current rumor and
newspaper report that at various points ia
the United States attempts are makiug, by
enlistment of men. the equipment and arm
ing of vessels, and by other illegal measures,
to aid the insurrection now in progress in
the island cf Cuba. While this department
has cot boon furni.ihad with tangible evi
dence confirmatory of such rumors and re
ports, it deems it of great importance that no
possible opportunity be given to complain
that the government of the United States has
In any respect fallen short of its full duty to
a friendly nation. It is r-spectfully sug
gested, therefore, that the United States
attorneys and marshals for the several dis
tricts embraced in tho coast line between
New York aud Brownsville, Tex., have their
attention called to the subject, and b es
pecially enjoined to see to it that the neutral
ity laws of the Uiiited States aro faithfully
observed and all violations thereof prompt
ly and vigorously prosecuted.
P,es peetfully yours,
U chard Otaev.
BUILDING BLOWN TO P1KCE8.
Seventeen People, Including n Number
of Work Girls, Buried in the Ilulns.
A horrible catastrophe occurrel Friday
morning at I.angley loom harness ehop Pall
Iiiver, Mass. A fly-horse power boiler ex
ploded Jn the rer part of tb basement,
blowing out the sides of the building, knock
ing avay the supports and allowing tho up
per floors to settle into a mass of ruins.
Fire started in the ruins and began to burn
bri-kiy. The fireman ma le heroic efforts to
rescue the imprisoned work pople, of whom
there w re s-veuteen. The lire was quench
ed in an hoar or so through heroic efforts,
and the work of rescuing began. At noon it
was found that four persons had been killed,
thre ' more were missins and four had teen
seriously injured. Thu killed ftre! Leila
Horton," Rge l 17; Adeie Cuke, aged 18; Rob
ert Murray, a-ed 21; and A iolph Bellefuille,
aged 30. Missing: Angelina McCoy, August
Seneca', and Pnilip Sinith. The injured are:
Thomas Burv, Red 15. Mattie Dcsrochcs,
Joseph Xutta", Mary Partridge, The explo
sion shook "Very- building within a half mile.
It wrecked Ihe Stafford Mill windows on the
east side, and in b.ss than three minutes
every operative was out of tho building
The "boiler was torn apart in the middle and
the furnace part was blown into the build
in?. The tarrc (s:a;es were numerous
an 1 inarvr.'lous.
It is quite certain that seven deaths at
least will rtFult. Napoleon Lapage, the
foremaa -4cd engineer, escaped without
injury. He wa arrested. Thre was i letty
of water in the boiler, he says. The total
pecuniary bjt will Le about 4Q,000.
TF.LI-K ; K A IM 1 1 C TICK!
Governor At.::ed Las svrre-d the bill ap
propriate!: i 15.003 for a j IihaoM exhibit at
the exposition to b? held ia Atlv.ta.
Ia the town of l. jvlvno, Italy. Friday. 100
persons at a funeral wt-5 VtVi linir on a
platform. It vc way a:i 1 11 wer? killed
and 20 lujard.
N-r Chiitiivoga. Tetc. S. F. Christian
aa 1 George Martin cn ,'u--r: -a a quarrel or
Friday over the former s tors breaking into
Mvtin's corc'sU. when Martin shot t:
neUhbor deai. IIj Rl-.yzr i3?spe !.
At Mobile. A! Philir Gd win wa?hanzert
for the mur-kr, ofi Ajt 5. ISM. of Johr.
I oo.f. section uom of the. E-uiv4i aud
Nashville riway ni Vastus, M?VJ court v.
The 2utM.r:2 Manufacturing Comranr.
Auru.u. (ii., c of the iarert "otton mills
in that scti'.n, resolved at a meeting of the
ft.s holders in Rattir.uy ta iti"r-ase its
capital sioe'ir. not to t x.?M 5OO.O00 addi-
ti .n-u. Wi:?itif iacrea.-iL: er.trpri" will
i w: is.u-v fjir.a:w.
A f'.ty of M-'iiro srovlnl siv?: "President
Inaz ha.i indu-iit-d hwiiesnretakt th: country
sha:l N; rreditfct-ly represetted a;th AUatra
'-if.-M ta. Tiit roverrim'ct will pay the
cvst oT vrtttin the .xhJSit? to Atlanta and
will cow. p:-ra: in all -rpr with frxbifcitors.
Mcy Mexicans who weired i-remiaxa at
Cti acoareoW;-t,jr-lJd..j' irjta to Atlanta
rt'eekly Receipts of Cotton.
The following arc the totaj net receipts of
cotton at all poets incc September 1st l$4
Gaivestou 1.30.!. New Orb aaa 2 564 iW
J- i -1 2A?Y St S.C0L Chkrlejn
42..1. Witrcrigton 2J4.2'1, Norfolk 4C9 175
Iurno H7.4JK New York 17.5:. BoWon
114.. -0 Wf-vPcdit 53.7. Brr.uswkk 10
fJ : Pott Koyra iGi.soo. Totil
JUNE 19, 1895.
WITHIN OUR STATE.
NEWS OF THE OLD NORTH STATE
State Geologist's Ke port.
The State Geologist has reaJy fot
the printer the reports on corundum,
water-powers, gol iaml. mooazite. All
these will be illustrated. The report
oa deep artesian water snpply is near
ly readr. This is specially for the
benefit of the ea&tern counties. The
depth of such wells varies. At Char
leston it is 700 feet, and in New Jer
sey from 100 to 1,000 feet. Artesian
well6 have bnilt up the pretty towns
along the New Jeitey coast. At
Franklin, Va., ilro water, steadv-
flowing, is found at a depth of only
lfo feet, and wells there have cost
only $o0. One was sunk at Wilming
ton. It did not 0 deep enongb, but
htoppedat salt water, because some of
the boriug machinery was broken in
the well. One hundred feet more of
depth might yield fine water.
"Monday morning a party of Weaver
ville people went to Black Mountain
on a fishing excursion. John Cairns,
Jr., was one of the party. He wan
dered away from his companions look
ing for game, nnd remained away so
long they become alarmed and eet ont
ou a search for him. About 2 o'clo'ck
he was fovfud in the wood dead, one
hide of his face almost lorn away by
the charge from his gun. The shoot
ing was accidental.
Union County Booming.
One proof that Union county is in
good circumstances is that no Western
corn has been shipped there wnce the
early fall, while on tho other hand
many car loads have been shipped
from there to different points in South
Carolina at from 6 to 7 cents cheaper
than it could bo shipped from the
t'ei-t. The amount of mortgages
taken and the time business done this
ppring are nothing to be compared
with last year.
State Printers Behind.
The law requires that the acts of the
legislature shall be published by tho
public printer and delivered to tho
secretary of state within ninety days
after the legislature adjourns. That
period expired Tuesday. The new
public printers have not yet sent in
the laws. The penalty is $"0 for each
day over time.
The Next Fair.
Colonel J. S. Carr, with the Execu
tive Committee of ihe State Fair Abno
ciation, has decided to hold the next
fair October 2'2d aud 2Gth inclusive.
A company of northern capitalists
has been formed to build u railway
from Goldsboro to Swansboro.
There were exported from Durham
Monday 5,000,000 cigarctts and an
other export shipment of 1,000,000
was made on Tuesday.
W. C. Damon, of Tennessee, is in
Raleigh, and says he is arranging to
briug a colony of five thousand to
Cherokee county from tbe Northwest.
Elizabeth Strudwick.of Polk county,
has been convicted in the federal court
of moonshining and lined S100 and sent
to iail for three months. She is tho
first female moonshiner ever convicted
in North Carolina.
The commencement at Wake Forest
college was held on Thursday. The
salutatory address was delivered by
Samuel Rowland Buxton, the valedic
tory by Frank Eail Parlnun, both of
The Fayetteville Observer has com
piled a list of the leading Stale papers
showing how tliey f.taud on the silver
question. For unlimited coinage with
out waiting for other countries, 25;
for limited Gilver or international
bimetallism, 1C; no side taken (prob
ably leaning to the gold standard), IG
Unnsrift!.' large crowds attended
this Davidsou College commencement.
There were between 1,200 and 1,500
present at tie graduating exercises on
Seveia buiJdiiig and loan associa
tions have applied to the Secretary of
State to refund their iictrjee taxes, and
announcing their intf-ntiou to with
draw from this State.
Demanding Something to Eat.
Twenty-four men, heal- of rmuie at
n-ibbard, Mich., mareho-i into Midland an I
bsiege.1 the court housi. dema ading jm
thing to eat from th-'o;ii:ty officials. They
"l.iim that thirty fa.n.Iies r dMitui-! and
lhat the women and ehillr i' an crviir.' for
H jbbar-1 was tti ; 1 aont thre ye.-ir ao
and the men claift tb.it they w-r promwd
millaa l st alv wor. wi.l-h has Mile I to
niMTiajiz". Tliey hve pki.ty of tau-Varii
and wod p:l-d up b'jt .My tint thv oaauot
pet a train v nu. to 11 lV.ard to hu' it out.
Visible Supply of Cotton.
The total viiMe supply of rottca for ihe
world is 3.554.755 tak-. or whb 3.1 1 !,..
t ale are American, ..'a;ast 3.1H.'-li la'
and 2.512.WO bal r;rtiTrly k-t y::
receipts of cotton this we- bt all k t-re.r
towns 6.G65; receipts from the iii i!i:r5
5.261 lWt; crop in !ight ?.u97,l32 tal.j
Free Sliver Republicans.
At Topeka. Kis.. a call was iued to leal
Ing republicar-a of Kansas who favor the free
coinag of b Jrer to mwt in that city June
23tb. one week after the state convention of
the metallic leazuc. The ot-jct of the meet
ing i to take su'-h a-tioa as will in.-ure the
indorsement ol the free inag policy by tbe
One BuUtt KUledTno Men.
The Ef'.ai Arxiger rays thkt durlnira
flrtatr dr.ll oa the Frel iriens Wdheic-I'iats
in BtUd, a n.i.4iwted fcl.ot kiied two
scldaeri, tn buUet paiiu:g through toth Of
r ' CommisBioners from Mosquito ask Cole 21 -
SEVKX YEARS IN ALBANY.
The Sentence of ex-Ca-hicr Jas. R.
Holland at Charlotte.
James R. H ollaad. tin defaaHing cushler
of the Merchin'J nrd i'armers' Ntioua"
Baux, Charlotte, N. C, goes to the i-cnitei;.
tlary at Allany for a term of seven year,
feucb was the jeutence rrpoal upo i him ly
Jud?e 1 P. Diet, in the Unite J States Court,
on Wedned 1;
storv or tax catvt.
It was on Saturday night, April 29, that
Mr. Uollaud had Jrn up a pa;KT that waj
to astocLh the people. It wej a divd ofai
signment, -aoaveying hts houm aud lot. his
Gaston county farm sad all his real aad per
f onal property of cve4y d'criptlon. to lr.
J ohu II. M--A ka tnisb'e. The explanation
ior the a-sinm'at was that II llaa 1 owed
the bok and otheisdobts that he could not
pay, and to soeuxe these i-ts. pla.'d hii
proirty ia the han-'j of a trutn.
For a week previous to II ilkind's assign
ment, a national bank eiaaiiner. h.i I Nvn
going through the t-aftks f t'harlotte. Hs
examined tb M -r.-Lunt A Farmers 15 uik oa
Friday, and found an erforof $1 iuthe cn.Hh.
Early n- xt raoruing. be app-ared at this
bank, end caught the cHsbier napping.
Instead of mi error of !, h f .and a nhort
ac of ilC.Oufl. Monday, it transpired that
Holland was a defaulter. Then it was that
the surprise over hi as-.i-nni'mt jjave wav to
astoni.-b.m-nt, II had krr.iwil l.oooto
make his cii.-h a- count tally when the bank
examiner came along. II thought that the
examiner bad liiiirdied and tone, and i-t
autieipatm ari',tt:--r i.-it next day. had re
turued th borrowed elel.Ot'O and when the
examin-r .-leppvd iu the net day. Holland
was caught in a trap. Thefl6,(XH) shortage
Ihus lcin di.v"iier-d, trie eva;nin r went to
work in a methodical way. and item by item
Holland's stealings were uncovered, until
tho sum ran from 40,0) to GO,000 aud
finally to iiJj.OtW. Iuthe meantime. Holland
had not boeu placet under arrest. On
Tuesday night, April 23. hedi!-apj'.ared from
bis home. The tutnk oflertNl a reward of
f 1.0X for his capture, t ut no trace of Lim
could l f-Hllld.
Ou Sunday niifh! ith.IIoliand surrendered
himself, and it transpired that ho ha t boeu
in hiding unbr a friendly roof in Charlotte.
He was jailed, waivimr nvamination.his tond
was fixed at 13.000. Twenty-two citizens
cf the town signed us Umd, and justifliNl In
the a7gr?aie. in thf sum of 01. 000. Hol
land was released from jail aud at out' went
to his ho:n". Uno point .still remain a
mystery, and may remain ho for all tim.
Wind did he do with ail his money? Figure
as he iv ay. his friends cannot account for it.
and the conviction is kreed upon many of
them that Holland baa a nest egg bidden
Marshal Allison wiil 'cave tritU Holland for
Albany in a is days.
"DOWN WITH TYRANNY.'
The Latest Manifesto of Cuban Res
The following manifesto was circulated ia
the city of Havana, ou the 11th lost.:
"Maimo Gomez, fit the head of two thou
sand men, entered Camaguey and was Joined
by the Marquis of Santa Lucia with fifteen
hundred men. T.venty of the most promi
nent men have followed the brave leader.
There is no bopo for Spain, liemedioa has,
joined the expedition under Eolon, who li
well supplied with ammunition, etc., and five
thousand pounds of dynamite, which have
been put in bombs of different sizes. The
landing of the expedition under Jero ana
Berafln Sanchez is confirmed. They have
with them six ejoort powder makers ana
dynamiters. Ia Santa Spintus, Province ot
Sauta Clara, there are six or seven banda of
fifty to one hundred men each.
"The challenge extended by Gen. Garrich,
that the insurgents would get more provis-'
ions, has Ikjcu a.-ceoted bv Macao at the head
of seven thousand men. Maceo is burning'
towns and plantations aud capturing all con
veys that attempt to pasa through that
country. The lives aud property of all Span
iards who love lirerty, will be protected, pro
viding they do not oiler assistance to the'
'If Snain had looked for a general capable
of using her army fuster, rhe could not have
found one to ex ,-ee i Martinez Campos, who
gives bis suffering soldiers no rest, wbo under
the burning s in of thin hot climate are dying
of hunger and are without clothing. Even
the home rule party say that aa arrcod insur
rection i-1 indi-pen-able to inU jencethe gov
ernment In favor of home rule.
"Tho Mahou convicts nre all joiniog tbe
rebjls. The daily expense of tho govern
ment Is tl.r)fl.0)0. Marlines Campos admits
having lost 1'.'J3 sobliera up to date. The
soldiers are dying iu the streets of Manzanillo
of disease of ali kind. The people of San
tiago do Cuba. Guantanimo aud Biraeoa are
dying of hunger.
"'Tiierj are over ls,0i)0 well armed In
surgents. Brave spardanlf. lovers of liberty,
des Mad.i'Ls of lt-e-j a-id Piito. Hurrah lor
liberty! Hurrah for Cuba! Dowi with the
goverumeut a:i 1 tyranny! II irraii fr
faguedj "Ca'-aa Evolutionary Tarty."
L. 0. BIRD
ATT05ET A5D CoCSCIXLOB AT LAW.
Marion, - N. 0.
Practices in all courts, State and Fed
eraL Specul attention giren to invea.
tigating land titles ani collecting claims.
pyOSce on Main Btrtet.
JUSTICE ft JUSTICE,
Attorsar t La.
Z. J. Justice is located here. Offlct ia
spptr room of Fiemmiag IIoteL
R. J. BURCIN,
OfTers his professional rvice to Lis
friends and former patrons of
Marion and vicinity. All work
guaranteed to be first clan,
and as reasonable ei such work
can be afforded.
OfSce opposite the Flemming House.
J F. MOPJ'HETT,
Attorney at Law,
Tracticesia tbe Courts of Mitchell
Yancey. Banc&mbe, WaUug, Ashe;
Baprtme anl Federal Conrta.
rrct!cl arid Scienttflc Barber. Of e?
Btrettnnn's drug store. Call inj
me, a I promise aatiif action U lUU-
Isthe only Democratic Newipiptr fa
McDowell county, and has a Urge dr
cu'aiion in adjoining counties. It pub
lishei all the sewi without fear or
favor, and Is tiie organ of so rlcg or
It is tho bold champion of the peo
ple'a rights, an earnest tdroc&to of th
best lnUrr its of tbe county of McDow
ell and the town of Marion. Its tdrer
titing rates are reasonable, and the iub
criptloD price it f 1.00 per yr in oi.
If you want the best newipaper la tho
country brimming full of choloo reading
matter for business mea, farmers, me
chanics, sod tbt home circles ot all
classes lubscribe and pay for tho
Recohd. If you don't, why Just don't,
and the paper will be printed ttery
Thursday evening as usual.
If you haven't enough interest la your
county's wellfare to suiUtn the best ad
vocate of its diversified interests, and its
truest friend the newipaper yon need
oot expect a 2-columa obituary aotlct
when your old itingy bone aro hid
from tbe ejes of progress in the
All who owe subset (ptioci to tho
Record will be dropped from our list
unless they psy up at once.
The Marion Record,
Marion, N. C.
R. 8. McCALU
Aftbevltle, N. C.
MORRIS A M'CALL,
Attorneys et Law.
Tract Ice In DcDowell, Ilutherfnr l,
Pelk, Yancey and Mitchell counties,
and in the United States' Circuit Court
at Aheville and Statesville, and in thw
Supreme Court of the State. Butiresa
promptly attended to.
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