'A DE :ICI!ATIC FAMILY MK'.VSI'AI'EIL"
TO THE PEOPLE.
jHK VH!N;iON SILVER CON.
I KKKM'E SPEAKS.
7lic ) iiio -ratio Party Istho Original
j.,j.ijd f Silver in It Must De
flroulif I.iick to Its floorings.
,. r "nf' n-nce which assembled at
;. !, ('.. on Thursday, issued the
, ! to the people of the United
, ' : :" l -tveen a number of
'.. ;i tic 'li!T-reiit States who at
; fl part tea i convention recently
I .1' M"!ii'hi-. Term., for the pur-
th" 'au.'-e of free silver
U '!if''i' ii',e vas held after
I '-iii "f tli'' cm vention), a com-
' uvj "f STators". Tones, of Ar
; c . ' Iii'li.iua, and Hani?, of
. - ;.(... in1'. J a tid authorised to
i ' ''ii 1 !iio'-rat:-s from tho
' iii - i .!i'-!ii ;it Washington
i i 'i wiih a vi-w of sfMirini; oo-
i !i -r t "f .v tion among those
M -: f" "lit l1." Union avIio be
ll. ; t. ih" cardinal Iicmocratio
i i t -r 1 1 -t ;i 1 1 1 1 1 and whoareop
- ! 'Hiiiiiii.'llic .ai!y to the pluto
I ,!'' -an doctrine of gold rnono-
I h" .r- . tit 'onf.Tftc.j;1 the re
; Hi it iilfn This is pure-
li'-a 'iiil-la'i', ;ii!'l therefore does
' i '.'W with jiarly authority,
! n.'ht to bind nny person by
i- : but profoundly conscious
,! party to-day confronts
!"-( iiioin.'nloiis in its history
. Ii l.i r-.- aching peril to th
I , ;i .lint ry, w" an-assembled iw.
i I1 nocrats to tak't counsel to
I' r lh" iiii'!isLMi--cl purpose of
i .i'.-I promoting a thorough and
: .ilion o tho Democratic
' M'l.yiaav'o forward as one
i- !!!. pcrposo to rescue the
M-i "I l y 'I honias J i ffcr.-f.ii from
-i . , 1 1 -1 .-1 1 1 1 1 .
. wi'li ih!-; obje. t j'i view, this
ii ! 'n'-M-a;i I )' rtiocrats, oorn
I ' 'I'lv ; from 25J of tho lead--Mi"-
b Hon. inalv'i the following
iioi, ; I-,-- mi ui'tary ipiestion, which
' . - I into : he le.-idi!' pla.-oamon;;
tui'oii names silver and
nioi" v ineta's of tho
I !! Iii -t coifiavv law lasseil
i:i,!' i il i!-!)t!ition made tho
i i nn ,,i value anil a.mit"il
"iM ' al a ratio n;"a.-ured by
'' '"''. Ur-'in the beinuinn
i'ir m. following a poii"y form
i -. .l"ller-oii, tin Democratic
i n He :i i ty of bi-nieta!lism.
i-i ina't" of both silver ami
i'l'i'.-il mints, and opposed to
to I ;i k i ri ; corjioraaons the.
- .'-owr. i;,oi power of issuing
If : t he money of Hi" people.
f (b -.nonctiv.il';; silver was
ly i ( -' I. w i bout t he approval
oi ti, Aineiii an p"opie, and
win n the I'fTcct of this n-t in
n t!"'; country the single gold
nii'l' I, the Den ratic
- i. My ami persistently urged
'. "'. ii;: be ri'-rhted. I'ailiiro
bject has resulted in the
ofeold atela correspond
of commodities produced
v increase in the burden
: -I Ii
'iM:'-and privat"; the eurieh
; i 1 1 -1 1 1 . 1 1 ii ; - class; paralysis
ad ih" impoverishment of tho
r "simple I distress in all gold
nil L.vpcricnco has shown
icb-r the single gold standard
o. "a-joii.il revival of busi
. .1 -ni ! ii ii-.l l.y enhanced
it .1 nuiiil"'r of coinrnodities,
due t oartill'-ial ami t"mpora-
!-aciio permanently alleviatO
dm- to Mi- fnlPng of prices
i I", tl i; pre.'hitioii o gold
'" -uppiy of primary or re-
"l Ih" Am' t i '.ui people, the
ii- . oi ia'ior and the prospor-
In -try have a higher claim
I I a. en of ill" people's laV-
' 1 ' -'i I of f. .reign creditors
d-Moands made by "id'o
a it ,!.' The li-ht to' regll
""ei.iiv tein it) tho iati'rests
I i" a i ";ht whi h no free
oi I i. s'dl or surrender.
I i edit i -. a p i rt of every
un a. I and of c e y e'.Jiga
'"r ..r l.i ; ni.i it ' in V"t up ,-i
' pr ! ne"oera n.ition'.s
; r.an - t" t!i" welfare of the
i i-ie. - i a .lel.t higher
' .- tha., a'l other debts, and
. , v di h.-ii" : but treasonable
ad . produ are the l.asi.s
. i - ut a id prosperity. '1'ho
i i - of a count ry mi't be the
1 I !. In "ppooi'g ih" policy
'i' h iini-l laevda'dy depre-
i land and is product, we
..-r.. ei property lights and
"i I. land bciwc.-n the homes
f t!" people and the red flag
old ni'.no-inela!!ism has
I by tc; i'ated and disas-
! -r.- The t i;:ii''rs have
i -j erity i-.v.d independence
: -i : under its bp-hting inllu
' ! nii e, . a e jib c.- ted to op
i !o.d th"pri-- of'sa'o f all
...-t f production. Merchants
; - it. lor with falling prices
a oaii died to .-ell for less than
; icauufa. tured goo!". Neither
' i i. r merchant can pri?per un-
f consumers rea!ir;e such
' i I r" lifts and labor as supply
' '." with the nc essitiep and
nor c:.'i th wai;e-eariier
uti-ler dcp-"sse.l conditions
;-"d onipc :ti . 'i for his
il'.'paiiy '-the tca.ulioial
h ia:pt..U of l'i-tcct.lli'-m. Its
1 i"vr :;:id iopcla.cv have
1 : in cpon its steadfast oppo
' ! 'none'.i -ation of silver and its
: ari 'd etTo' . to retoro it to its
'' '; bill money iretal ep.il-
i 'a- "ii..rt at ttos into day fo
'Hen -e, the ehamp'on of gold
- ii. tii" enemy of the po.'jcy it
1 -" i !'.'' dcfetide of the crime it
1 ' i. -. a ciTo,; ;o dishonor ita
i !! " and i s principles. The
' I'.f ... r i ic i .-i-;y is fonedinto
in leaps .opiy on Its own
wti i' great adversary with
p.'.'ple ;c.p:i.--s that the par-
i Icoiitimi" iltc battle for bi
' cil i--. :f.:- a-e crownei with
' '?..;" be i;
I ii.it the Democratic party in
i:'.i"n a-scmb'oil, should de-
freo md unlimited coinage of sll
' ' ' mto piimarv or redemption
" ta'.io ,.f ig ti i without wairiDg
.-api "-oval of any other na-
' '. That it should declare it? hre
i i "-!t!.'ii to the sol -citation for a
1 "v of a panic-breeding, eorpor
! ' euricn.-v. ba-e.l on a single
- i; p'y ..f which is so limited that
"'. re.t at anyttmeby a few bnnk-
' 'tis in l.utope Mid America.
" b 1 nat it .-houl lie. lai" its opp--
poU -v and practice of surren-
holders of the obliirations of
!"'' s'.'it'-s the option reserved by the
,. -v.-rii'pent of redeeming puch
'' ;" J i etihT silver coin or gold
"?i.ved. That Ufeiioul4TlclM Uj u-
lVr t ""i aua 11,6 ''Janco of bonds to
iseoid by them at an enormous profit for
lr.rJwS4SV!s,,I'p,yiD'tbJ Fe,lf;ral Trea
fcurv with gold to maintain tho policy of
gold mono rretallism. fj-
''With a view to securing Vni adherence to
a iy-adoption of the Democratic financial
policy above set forth by the Democratic pa
tional convention to bo aaseniblod in 1696,
and or tho nomination of a candidate for the
presidency, well-knowa to be in hearty sym
pathy therewith, We hereby pledge our mu
tual co-operation, and urgently recommend
to our Democratic brethren in all the States
to act at once; begin and -rigorously and
fiv.-tematie ally prosecute the work of a thor
ough organization, and tolhi.i end the adop
tion of the plan of organisation herewith
submitted is recommended."
The plan of organization recommended by
the committee whs then outlined to thecon-f'-nmce
"Ldh-viug that a large majorty of the
D-tiio-ratf voters of the United Htates are
n harmony with tho sentiments expressed
in the foregoing address, and knowing that
a full and fre expression of their views can
b" ascertained and effective through proper
organized effort?, wo recommend the fol
lowing as a plan of organization:
'Tird. There fchall be a national com
mittee of Democrats who are in favor of
both gold and silver as the money of the con
stitution, which .shall be composed of one
Democrat from each .State tnd the eiecutive
committee hereinafter provided.
nd. That until otherwise ordered by
the national conimittee.IIarris.of Tennessee,
.buica of Ark an wis, and Turpie, 0f Indiana,
and Hon. V. J. Stone. Missouri, and W. H.
li -uri.-hsen, of Illiuo.M. be and are hereby
const itu'ed the exe-utive committee and
shall have full power and authority, and it
sha'l be th.-ir duly, at as early a day as pos
sible, to appoint, the members of the national
committee herein provided for and to 1111
vacancies in the same.
"Third. That said national committee
shall have full control and direction of the
pat i lot ie effort of tho Li metallic Demo
crats ot the nation to secure in the next
Deuio' iatic convention the maintenance of
the tim-'-honorcd principles and policies of
the Democratic parly, and when the nation
al committee herein provided for is not in
s" , jon the executive committee shall have
a I the authority and discharge all the duties
hereby conferred upon the national com
mit "Fouith. It shall be the duty of the na
tional committeeman from each State, im
mediately after his appointment, to take
steps as he may deem best to organize thebi
meta'di" forces in his State, and it is earnest
ly recommended that in each county and
el". tin precinct of each State bi-metallic
Democratic clubs be organized, and for the
purpose he may appoint such committees
and canvassers as he may deem best.
"Fifih. That fully realizing the faot that
this nor any other plan of organization can
be successful without the hea rty co-opera -tion
of th 1 voter: themselves, we urge upon
every voter in every State in the union who
is ia sympathy with this movement, and
who wishes to restore permanent prosperity
to his home and country, to lend his aid and
influence to perfecting this organization,
and that each of thern shall enrol! himself io
OUTLOOK FOR TKADIO.
Kevicw of the Speculative and Staple
Markets for the Week.
It. (i. Dun A Co., of New York, say in tln ir
review of trade: U is a belated season; a
frozen May set everything back. The heavy
business whi'-h ought to have Leen done in
May and June was pushed into July, so that tic
mid-summer deebne in July comes in Acgu-.f.
With this in mind, one isi ot supriscd to find
the shrinkage from July to August rather
more eonsnicuous than usual.
The disappointing oop reports -ot last
Saturday, thocgh evidently distrusted,
lessen confidence in rera'd to the finife f
trade, 'ven whi'e some specu'a'or.s gain bv
Hack of all doubts is the fa.-t that th"
Industrials are doing better liian anybody
could have expected. The o input '" pig iron
August 1st., was isn.r.i;.") tons weekly, or
7(i..r)i).") tons by another report. In either
ease it is greater than t h" latest on put ..f
I :. ihouuh surpa -c. 15.0UO tous ir l e
spring of ls'.l.l. .
Thcjsaies of steel rails in 11)5 (o August
1st., were K20.000 l'US, and the deliverie.;
Si.oilit. Wages in this industry have neon
geuerallv advanced and strikes few. O'i'er
metals Change litt'e though. The teyti!,. jm.
ports have L.-en heavy, and advances in c-i-..n
gooil.s to some extent check buyimr.while
Fa'l Liver spinners a-e .o-.uii '.in for resto
ration of wages paid l efoie the panic.
Crop reports, ii'oditi-d expectations as to
col ton and wheat, and cUon spec ulaUvs
h.lVC bougnt. Ilflirg ie price r!V"-ivtceni... .
while wheat, with ieo-e ei.b"!ce of .'".-s in
yi-lil. has dcchn.'d 1 7-8 cuts.
A third of. t'loyear'seonsutiiption of Ameri
can cotton is yet on hand, but not a third of
tho year's consumption of wheat, lteeejpts
for the week were better, but not half last
year's, r ed in ih'ee weeks r.,5.is,531 luishels
airainst 17,2U,(i:rt bushels la t year. Atlan
ta exports for the week have been ",301
bushels against 2,74l,5oO last yea liour in
cluded, and fortliree weeks 2.iV.2.SsO bushels
against 8,212.w,l last ye,.-.
"he official reports for Jul v shew "iports
of 8,611.02-S bushels, liour included, again-t
10.cHK).147 iHstyear. but tho I'aeillc exports
increase i live fold at an avc-;ig. ,,f ,r)7,.. per
bushel, wiii'e Atlantic exports at "2c. per
bushel were but '.,i)22,'-jtj!.i:.-he's, tlocr in
cluded, against 10,2'ijeM'j !at year. Com
declined 5 Sc. with favorable news and Pork
fell 2V i-r barrel and lard is -. Failures
for the wok tiave been r.H in the United
Sta'es ngainst 220 l.vt year, and in Canada
against 15 last year.
NO STOIMMXC. TIIK SOITTII.
Cotton Mills and Other Knterprlses
Continue to Multiply Daily.
In its weekly review of Southern bu-in"ss
interests the 15:i!timre Manufacturer i;e
cord reports eoatmnal activity in iai'roa-1
and industrial aiia'rs. Notwithstanding the
fact that there are over 100 cotton miHs un
der construction or oo.it":np'at 'd t build
new com panics arc const.. -jt'; y being formed.
Anions the r"w mid - 'ep'. ted for this week
was a ?lt"),tHK) company al Sclina, A a . a
3,000 spimbe twine mill at ir ia.i:i, a . ;
a 'flOO.lKiO iriil at Yorkv e'. S C . a: d a
$200,000 mill orgaui;:? 1 Laurens, S. C.;a
i(H),0(H) otiif suy win" h h i i-jrc'ia-' l an
old mill Ht liolddo-o. . c'.. t" oe v!i!.tr- 1;
a 5,tKH-5pind'e mill at Males, N. C.
! Considerable activity 's rot" I iti irn ii -terests.
especially in Alaoama. and 'l;.i.s
have been matured for building two fcrn i
ces at Bessemer, ia connection with the
large sted punt recently projecte-i there.
Arrangements are being made for jutting
into opera ion several of tne now id'e lunv-i-ces
in that State.
Among other CDtei prise.-reported during
th" week were a f 250.000 buutr lar-uifa"-t
tiring company at lVnsacoIa, and a cigar
factory at Falatka, to employ 1,100 har.Ls; a
ilO,000 feriilii.er manufacturing company ic
Georgia aud electric litrht and birnitme
work?. A flour milt at Charlotte, X. C. aa
oil mill at Weldon, N. C. a $30,000 shoe fac
tory at Caiy. X. C, a S 25.00'Jtoba(.vo'acto'v
at ilcndersot'. N C a ? 15.000 flour mill t't
Yorkville, S. C. a $50,000 oil mill at Charles
ton, S. C, a 120,000 water-works at Lau
rens, S. C, a 10,000 trunk factory at Chat
tanooga, and a snull factory at ClaVksville, a
$10,000 cotton giu at Temple, Texas a t0.
000 lumiHT company at Timpsou, a 50.000
ice company at Clarksvi'!, Tenn.. an ?0,
000 light, wafer ned ice cou pan v at Weath
erford, Texas, a 30 .000 flour iuilt at Fred
ricksburg, Ya., a 5o,000 leather 'Nmpauy at
Frekerickshurg and a $50,000 electrical
works at Newport Kews, Ya,
FISKE SILVER HIS TIIE3IK . ON
There Must He a Free Silver Preel
dent, and If He Cannot Oet a Dem
ocrat a I'opulist Will Do.
Tiilmm nnd Mirioa Lutler rpoke to a
crowl of about 3.000 Topulis's at Concord,
N. C, on Tuesday. Tillman sai 1 he wanted :
a free siivr I'r. sident, from the Democratic i
part v if Ie co-.l.J g. t him, but if not, ev-n '
from tie' r i iksof PopulL-tn . in ppito of its :
craf.y ba l-rs an J cra.;y notiou-J. Lutlersaid ;
patriotism i::u.,t be pl.f-ed above partisan-
ship- . v' ii aoove I'opulh rn in placing aa !
hon-r t fr " . iher man in tic White H-jn.se. !
A't'T an introduction by Mr. M. II. Cald- j
well Tdlman was gre t d with ioud cheer- I
mu'. I he S..'uth Carolinian said he was glad
to cn.e from the North, reeking with'
slav -ry and corruption, to be with his people
in the South, poor but honest. ."We down
her - an- locally free, hut nationally slaves."'
The D ii-o rati" party so long held together
in the South by tho fear ot negro domina
tion, w.i.i disintegrating, because there was
no loii ..er apprehension from that cause, but
!imv i.-sues were coming to the front. Tho
great livid ahead i. how to keep down pov
erty and that oppression w hich consist-I in
making money f'r some other man to enjoy.
'Jh" financial conditions were such s to
favor the Northca.-tcrn section of tic coun
try. Th" Democratic party stood pledged
to right "the ( rim-of 1K73," the demoneti
zation of silver, and pledged to free silver,
LiU when we had a map rity in both bouses
there was a President's veto in tho way, and
so !!" crime of 1S73 remains unrighb.il. Th
Ii pnbbcnn party was the tool of the money
po-r. The DMi . ratio party had always
I--ii committed to Mm.'talli.sm, but when it
did not fulfil its pIclKcs the Alliance amo
along and taught that we Would no longer
stand by Democracy unless it did some
thing. Tne speaker blarn"d the free silver "re
form"' lenient in the other Southern Stat' .i
for not capturing the D'.'ino'-ratic machinery
in the Stat", as was done in South Carolina.
Th" Alliance and polk had the Democratic,
party in North Carolina in their bree. hes
pocket, but you went out and lost. Dut th
s. li ! South was broken up in the last elec
tion. JarVis and Hansom went over the
Slate trying to catch the Snatorship, but
this young man ("pointing to Butler) cooned
up a tree, ot the persimmon and away ho
went. (Great applause.) But with the
breaking of the solid South came the break
ing of the solid North. I ll stand by tho
Democracy if it purifies itself, but I II never
follow thieves and rascals.
It is the duty of the people to consider
carefully the financiail issue and to follow
where their interests lead them. Tho el l
Puritans and their descendants, acting on
the principle that the wotl 1 was created for
the saints, and we are the saints, had gov
erned this country long enough.
Mr. Tillman then went into a long discus
sion of what money is. Carlisle says that
law cannot affect the value of a metal. That
statement is absurd. Talk about fiat money,
liol l isa.-i much Hat money as any other,
and because the law makes it so, aud silver
bullion can t be carried to the mint and
coiued i ius gold, simply because the law for
The old arguments of the silver men were
gone over, that prices fell because of striking
down silver, that silver was demonetized by
a sneaking legislation in 1873, that the panic
of '73 was th" result. Tho national bank
question was discussed. The speaker asked
if Government bonds were so good, why was
not a little fiat paper good too? The bonds
themselves were fiat, he said, nothing but a
promise to pay. Paper is not a desirable in
vest ment , say the gold bugs. Ah, that is
where the shoe pinches.
Cleveland and Carlisle came in for abuse
for arranging the last bond issue aud letting
L'ugl and dictate the terms of it. There is
ic t enough money in the country. Metallic
money has been stricken down and until we
get it ba-k we will suck the hind teat that
has got ne milk in it. ( Laughter and ap
plause.) Democratic politicians howled for
a long time about the tariff iniquity. Did
Cleveland call Congress together to repeal
tic high tariff or to repeal the Sherman law?
What is to be done? Can tho Democrats
of the South and the populists of tho West
get together? Will they let hvgones be by
gones and light together against Wall street?
W" have only eighteen months to work, and
if desirable men of all parties don't como
t -getherin that time we will have our hands
fa-ie.i'd in sha.klcs. We wiU have gold
l oiids force! on us, aud be ti'l hand aud
toot for a generation. Id w'mld work to
have hi- State put out an election ticket
wlii- h would cast its vote for a dyed-in-the-wool
silver man. A man east of the Missis
sippi would .!. Western Republicans hate
the nun" of Democrats. Southern Demo
crats hateth.enanie of Republican. Wcan't
join the populist party because you have too
many cranks at your head.
We are here to con.-ider how to g'd to
gether. If we in South Carolina cauT get a
silver man for President in the Democratic
I arty, w may have to take one from the
P.'pubt party. I would rather have l'opu
1 -in with its cranky leaders than to follow
th" fa!"" leaders in the old party, who have
proved traitors. North Carolina is over
win liiiingly for silver as South Carolina is.
They must stand together. Their interests
are i.b'iiti 'al.
Tillman spoke about two hours and was
followed by Senator Butler, of North Car
olina who ma le a free silver speech of the
For Women and Children.
The Connecticut Legislature, which re
cently adjourned, passd s"vera pis in the
inten-st of women and children. Th age
limit for the employment of children isra:.-e.J
from 13 to It years, and compulsory edti na
tion to the age of 11 is pre n,d . Children
under lrt must not be admitted to dance
houses, concert saloons, roller-skating rinks
or variety halls unb-.-s accompanied by
parents or guardians. Tho inVrert of a sur
vivingj husband or wife ia the etat of the
other (there Iteiiig no children) is ma !e r 2.
f00 absolutely :il one h ilf the remainder.
I It is made unlawful for imbeciles ,,r insane
i or feeble-minded jcrsons to a-sum-or maiu
I lain' martial relations, but thfs docs not aj
I ply to x rsons already married. An effort
j. to'oxtend woman suffrage t all l--al elec
tions failed, as did the s lit me to deprive
I women of tho right to vote ia chool dis
I trict meetings.
The Lookout IVes.
The Lookout Pre, of CLattanoogn,
Tt-nn., has just issued h sjtrcial t-dit:oD
of r0.t00 copies that is of cbpeoial in
terest. Cuts of Lookout Mouutain,
Chattanooga, National Cemetery aod a
Cbiekantauga Park moruiuieut and ob
servation tower, also a good map of
all the iattleel l5 about Chattanooga
appear. Short article on Lookont
JJonDtsin, the Chickamauga and Chat
tauooga National Military Park and
other interesting subject are printed.
Our readers can get a copy of this
special edition free by addressing the
publishers aud mentioning this paper.
Address (enclosing ttauip for postage),
The Lookout Press, Chattanooga,
C, THUR-DAY, AUGUST 22, 1893.
CLEANINGS FKOSI MANY POINTS.
Important Happenings, Doth Home
and Foreign, Briefly Told.
Newsy Southern Notes.
The Maryland Republicans have nominat
ed Hon. Lloyd Lowndes for Governor.
fci-tlnifed States Senator S. 13. Maxev. of
Texas, died Friday -at Arkansas Springs,
An ex-convict ia Georgia has eue4 tin
tenitentiary authorities for damages for in
Tho tax collector and the superintendent
of schools in Jefferson county. Tenn., have
been arretted on the charga of raising school
The furnaces of the Embreevllle Iron Com
pany, at Embreeville, Tenn., will go in blast
September 15th. It has a capacity of 200
tons of metallic iron per day.
President Skelton Wdliams haa appointed
Cecil Gabbett vice president of the Georgia
A Alabama Railway Co. Th;s is the old
Savannah A 3Iontgomcry Railway Co.
George Taylor, forger and Imneofct. who
swindled the Millersbursr, Ky.. bank out of
$250, escaped from the Paris. Ky., jail Tues
day night, taking two other prisoners with
The persons who to brutally murdered E.
It. Mears at his home at Si:ebelle,in Hampton
county, S. C, Friday night have been capt
ured and some of theni confess tho crime.
Tho name of the men are. Trince Graham,
Jason LMake, William S aser, William Blake
and Cat e- Graham, all ncgroe.
Governor Gates, of Alabama, has ordered
tho impeachment of J. O. Prude, clerk 'of
the Circuit Court of 1 usLaloosa county, on
the strength of affidavits of var ious eit i,ei3
alleging ?n several eoun3 corruption in
office. lie has also ordered the impeach
ment of P. XV. M.than. ju.Mice of the peace in
Tallapoosa county, on information alleging
incompetency, habitual drunkenness a ad
corruption in office.
Disasters, Accidents, Fatalities.
A boiler of a steam thresher at work near
Oakland, I. T., exploded, killing three men
and wounding ten others.
The London Globe publishes a dispatch
from Tunis stating that s mo barges laden
with iron girders collide 1 near Golettn,
with a fen y boat that was crowded with
passengers. Some of tho passengers wers
killed andmnny of them drowned.
The New York Democratic State committee
selected Syracuse as the placo for the Demo
cratic, convention to be hold September 21th.
The Kansas Republicans will not hold a
convention this year, aa had been projected,
to take .action on the silver question. This
decision was reached to-night at a meeting
of the State Central Committee, which votet
solidly against such a gathering.
The striking miners at Marquette, Mich,
sought interviews with tho companies
officers, but were told that none with actuaJ
cmploea would be given.
r.igiliot Coibett was married Thursday at
Asbiuy Park, N. Y., to Jesse Taylor, ol
A French railroad company has ordered
clod . to bo placed on the outside of every
It is said that sufficient money is at band
to fcenp ten thousand men employed on the
r.n inia ennal for two year;.
Tho report is cui reut in New York that a
gigantic combine h.is been formed to fight
the We tin :honse-R ildwin combination.
The New York Wodd fays that the salo ns
in the . iiy were wide open on Sunday, and
you could buy I; er in rearly 5,000 saloons.
The old aud the new board of poli?e com
missioners of Omaha. Neb., have asked the
S'afe Sup'-eme Court to meet and decide be
tween them at once.
A movemcLt hai been started among col
ored people of the District of Columbia in
favor of having separate stories, wrhere they
may purchase goods and in which their race
may bo represented as cWks aud other em
ployes. Mrs. John P. St John, wife of the famous
rrohiWt ion Ex-Governor, is at present and
has been for some time superintending the
t-uginifring and other work of constructing
a tunnel in a gold mine at Cripple Creek, in
which her husband has a controlling iu'er
est. A meeting of newspaper publishers
throughout the country at some centrally
located city is contemplated at an early day
to consider the question of the Paper Manu
facturers' Trust, which has been lately or
ganb."d. The movement for tho meeting
has its origin which the AmerieauNewspfper
America's first female f-heriff was appoint
ed at SprinsQeld, Mo., this week. A five
day deadlock ended in the county court by
the appointment of Mis. Helen C. Stewart to
be f he: iff ot Greene county, to succeod her
husband, who died a few weeks ago. As
the sheriff must preside at all executions for
capital crimes, Mrs. Stewart may yet become
tho world's first woman executor.
I K L Kti K A PI 1 ! C TICKS.
Hon. W. D. Dabnew, f olicitor of the State
Department, will resign during September
to accept the position of professor of law at
the University of Virginia.
Additional details of the storm of July 25
offtbe south and wet of Japan, make the
Joss of life, over 3.000. Tr.ree steamships
were dr'vej ashore and 'ew of ibe passeng
ers or crew escifjwl. In ii-e province of
Satsunia api"- 1 000 flhTPoi are knewn o
Mo:;ev :sso p'nlTu! sn New Yo Tit ".be
otner dav ?250.000 was loaned ove- right
at tb rae of r." i pc. -..r.' rc-K-jnum.
Th Bank -. A.P, p-, , j R met , jfj;,
of its st-xkho'ders to v. p. .n a pronation
to cut its capita, sto . .. i3j0,iX) i two
twause it finds it dim .i'.; to !e:d at a profit
Tnltrd States Indian Statistics.
According to th latent stati.-ti.-s of th
247.000 Indians now left aliv- in this country
30,000 are today enra-d in farming nnd
stock raL-in. During the pat year th In
dians raised H .72,053 bush-Is r.f wheat.
1.373.230 buhls of corn and other train. and
vecetables in like profrtion. Thy mar-k-te.1
30.232.000 fet of lumtr. They own
20-44 hea t of rattle. 1.2-O.G33 .-hp and
goats. The valus of products of Indian
labor sold by them is stimated at 1.220.517.
Of the 247,000 Indians HJ.ftOO an slf-sup-porting
and 35.000 pay tas'. live outside
the reservations and are counted in the gen
eral population. At the la-t election about
22,000 Indians voted. About 30,000 are
The Property or the Southern.
The Loard of Directors o the North Caro
lina Railroad met at Ru.lin.jton, N. C, oa
Friday, and leaded the t ovi to the Souhru
Railway for 19 years st ! ar.naa'. rent 1 of
6 IK?r "nt. for tlx yenn-and 7 per cent. or
ninety-three yer.rs wh'e h meais forTr. Th
North Carolina road will in tbefetoredesir
a dividend ot 6 1-2 per cent, per aBanjao,
which subjects it to taxation which tax ffc
flouthern pay as well as the keeping up oi
the road Led', depot, etc., u U od Ipsa,
RANSOM NO LONGER MINISTER.
The Auditor Declines to Approve Gen.
Hon. Matt W. Ransom, of North Carolina,
Is no longer minister of the United fjtato to
Mexico. That office was practically declarel
Tacant Friday by a decision reudered by
Mr. Holmes Conrad, Solicitor General of the
United States and Acting Altorny General
Mr. Ransom's inenrubeney was deiared tu
bo contrary to the Federal constitution, and
tba- ling Attorney tlenral sustained the ac
tion of Mr. Thomas Holeomb, Auditor of tha
Treasury for tli State Department, In de
clining to pass fav raMyupon M-. llansoin'i
vouchers for salary and expenses.
The decision of the acting Attorney Gen
end was based on a question raised by
Auditor Holcomb as to to the legality of Mr.
Ransom appoinsmeut to the Mexican mission,
m iew of the exittence of section 2, article 6,
of the constitution, which declares thaf'no
Henaioror Repiesentative shall, during tha
time for whc!i he was eleete.1, be appointed
to auy civil ofllco under the authority of tho
United States which shall have been created,
or the emoluments whereof shall bay
b"en inerea-ed during such time."
This jrovision apparently fitted the
case of Mr. Ransom for he was nomi
nated by President Cleveland and con
firmed by the Senate before his term of office
as Senator of North Carolina had expired,
and during that term the salary of the Mexi-
"" miMdou had been increased 5,000 a year.
Soon after Mr. Hansom's appointment to
the Mexican mission there was considerable
discussion in tho newspapers and among
public men as to whether his incumbency of
the office was legal. The matter was con
sidered informally by the President and
members of the cabinet, but as no formal
question on the subject whs raised by any
officer of the government, the status of Mr.
Ransom was not impaired. So far as can be
ascertained Mr. Ransom continued to draw
his salary of $17,500 a year, but it was only
recently that Auditor Holcomb, when he
came to pass upon the accounts, found him
self unable to decide whether he could ap
prove tho payment of Mr. Ransom's salary,
in view of the fact that be had been a mem
ber of the Senate when it was increased.
The matter was accordingly submitted to th
attorney general for an opin'on.
The decision rendered to-day by the acting
Attorney General also disposes of another
matter in which Mr. Ransom was pecuniarily
interested. Nearly thre months ago he re
turned to the United States quite ill, having
obtained sixty days leave of absence. lie
spent most of the time recuperating In tho
North Carolina mountains and then obtained
an additional leave of thirty days. Under
the regulations of the diplomatic service,
Mr. Ransom was entitled to sixty davs an
nual leave and to thirty days sick leave ad
ditional, a total of ninety days. There is no
provision for a further extension for any
reason and diplomatic or consular oflkers
who have exceeded this quota, have not re
ceived pay for the period they remained
away from their posts. Mr. Ransom's nine
ty days are nearly up and Iat week fie cam"
to Washington to ascertain if bis continued
ill health would secure for him a further
extension with pay. That question was not
disposed of and there is now no necessity for
an opinion on it, in Mr. Ransom's case, at
least, .as the acting Attorney General's decis
ion disposes of everything relating to his
Mr. Ransom was elected to the Senate in
1872, and served continuously from April
24th of that year until February 23rd. 185,
when his nomination to the Mexican misaiou
was sent to the Senate and iimnediatelv con
firmed by that body, and until the 4th of
March, when his term expired and his com
mission as minister to Mexico wass:trned by
the President. He was a memter of the Sen
ate when the diplomatic and consular appro
priation bill was passed, which contained a
provision raising the por-t of minister to Mex
ico from a mission of the second class to a
mission of the first chiss. and increasinir the
salary of the office from 1 12,500 to 17,500 a
year. It is due to Mr. Ransom's occupancy
of a seat in the Senate ehamler at that time
that he if to-day without an office and that
he is technically a debtor to the government
for the amount of salary he has drawn since
assuming his diplomatic post. Whether or
not he voted in favor of the increase is of no
consequence-, the fa.-t that he was a mmlir
of the Senate when it parsed the diplomatic
and consular bill as stated, operated against
him in holding in a leal rrannr any Federal
civil office "which shall have en" treated,
or the emoluments whereof shall have "w.en
inerc.-wd" during th tim for which b was
Mr. Knn.-om succeeded Hon. Iaac P.
Grav, et-;o;ern or of Indiana, who bad died
a sWl tin- before. After a visit to North
'.ir .' 'na.rH.trfiiDS to Wa.-hin&rtoQ to re.-ive
i'--t-u -j.-e's. Mr. Ran"tn left h-re for the
' t". o' Mxc on March 3otb. He arrived
a: b - -b'-tinatii'ii quit" ill. The high alti
tt ' r I1"? Mexican capital had act.-d his
b r.-i ri ! a ertnatd a trouble from which
i ii id i--n oiTerins? for many yer. Mr.
II m .en fs;ini'..-t .( the ti-re lie was in
M".e-, an t tie was advised y his phy.-jejan
to -Hem to th United State for treatment
ail -? -ration. Following thlscounsel he
c;r ret.. N'..rt)i 'aarolina in May. and has
'' a it a hej-::h resort in that State and at
b - h ". e j-i We!...n rod of the time sin .
H i- n ..v at W--: 1 on. While ia Wa-hin--t
a last w' rh-i mini-ter paid sev-ral visits
io D-pnrtnient with reference to th
qcet;... ) ri:-"-d y Auditor HH-'.rab. Ju-t
!-'.. re .-tisrniijj; to North Carolina he said
his hea".!i h i '. improved .ufflei-ntly to per
r t bin- t-. iz . ba -k to th City r,-t Sletic,, ia
i i h moat h.
T n-titetk na! rovisi .n throngh
vi: ' i Kin-om h.i t-n d-p-tvM of
..V .- , f;0t i.-.r fr"m l-trjg r-ap-l-'iii!'-l
t" tne M-icvi mis-ion. He could
h ive appoinfo-t without violation of the
fi v cn-tiiM-.!"!! at any time a'tr the
n-..;: ..f t.n Mr-h 4th. -t. wh'-n bt
'ai t-rni etpire,". It is tlieVMi tht
T - i- .t Clev Ian 1 will, t.fon t-in? f.fncial
v ii ! . H ' the condition of affairs, r-ap-I".
nt ?Ir. l;in.""H to th" -ffl .e whi-li nearly
. .-ry S -naior rn-.te-l iu ft.-king the Pr;d-iit
to d Ih -t wi-it"-.
THE I!MU STI.'rCTOBT.
Unite 1 Sttts M nit-r Ktbomi denial
tj.it he hi"! made j.t,it-nienU to a r?r-..rter
-e?l .tirvT 3 Mexican c.ffl :ls la conn-tjoa
with the extra btioa tr-ty, is Consider-d
ia-tory ia the C'ty cf Meiko.
Too 3Iut h C rops.
F.irrnAn in Iowa are a -in -illy d".lorin
lie (luT-er-abun lan .f th-ir -r-js f. rilie
r-a.-.Q that prices will t dc j.r -i--l by
the tremend'.u sarplus whi-i will eit-t. that
they will not -t a-mu-h raony out th
land a. they would hare doai hal LhU-r
croj l-ea reaped.
v. w. has so sr.
INTKHMSTINO ITEMS FROM ALL '
OVKU THE STATE.
To Save Ills Sweet heart.
In Pnvidson couniy Hamlet Swinpj
lost his life in his efforts to keep hij
8wo tLeart from drowning. Theyoun
couple were out driving when tbo horso
fcbied in crossing a briifge anl ran the
l.uggT tfT. Mr. Swine iumpetl from
the vehicle, but the yoncg lady, with J
the horf.e and buggy, wnt overboard,
falling vcral feet. Tbe young maa
ran to the bank and swam to the rescue
of Mis:, Ualliniore. In the (druggie and
exoit :i' nt Iie LiM Liin too heavily
by tho neck, and lie sank atil was
drowned. Just as she was siiiLing Uu
lo-ttiii:e Mr. llobert Young cntr.e uj on
the scene iu a battcati, ami s-ing her
1 ng lmir ia tbe ustrr ltaohcil lown
and pulled her out aud tdie was c-art-il.
Tiie body of Mr. Swing was found nnd
taken from the water about It) o'clock
nt uiy;lit. He was about 20 years oM.
The horse was drowned also.
The project of the firutiHwick, Wc.t
ern and Southern Railroad is in th
bands of the hheriir find it" nfTnirs vill
be c'osed ii ou the .'50ih instant. The
Brunswick, Southern and Western
T5ailroa.l Cotijiauy was ehaitered in
lS'dJ, nnd its object was io build and
operate a railroad from Southpoit t-
Wilmington and other poiuts. The
right of way was i-ecnred, nnd nix or
sv?n mi!es of the road bed were gr i
ded, but the panic and other obstacles
1-rought tho project to a fcland.-dil!.
The object in closing out the afTiirs of
tins compaiy is to allow the fi anchiKO
niid propei ty to go into tbe h inds of
the Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio
rtailway, which wiw incorporated by
the last Legislature, with the same
object in view as the other project.
Silver Convention In North Carolin.i.
Tuesday the following pncr was eir
culated ainoug the llaleih detuociats
for Mgnat tires:
Tiocogniing the importance of nn
exjrersion of the jeople upon political
rpiestions before the meeting of the
I nliounl convention, which declares
and Fettles the politics of parties, nnd
believing th?t the piospei y nnd hsji
iness of b great body of the people
depend upon the ie-odabi-htiient of
the iin:t of va'ue which exiHe l jrior
to 187-' and the reuionetize.tiou of sil
ver nt the ratio of Jti to 1, wo recom
mend th'it nil persons opposed to a
fciiijle f.'d standard be called toge th
er for consultation nt tome tailv
Rich f'lKisphate pepostts.
The Messenger nays 1b.t for pome
days explorations for phos.h i' depo
ils have been in progress nt the Her
mitage plantation, near "ibningli n,
under tho direction and .supLrvifio'i
of Professor J. A. Holmes, State
Gtologit. The tract of hmd containa
about 2,000 acres and so far 1 e;:ly
five acres have been explored by bor
ings nnd diggings, Tho icMilt his
been beyond expt dations, ni beneath
the mi. fa"e of the land explored ii a
deposit of phosphate i a a ilrala o!
three feet in IhickuesH.
I'be State Farrners' Alliance has
elected tho fellywing oflicern: Prri-i-lent,
('yrufi Thompson; Vice I'resi
deut, John Orahatn; Ie duier, J. T. 15.
Hoover; Mernrv, W. S. I'prnep, of
P d. ioh; t-tewjird. V. N. St well ; chup
n:o. Lev. P. H. M-H-y; Viis;imss
n;;c T. Ivey, N. (.'. K-.glish nnd
JatiicK M N'ewl'n ne are mido irembei h
of the eveeuiivo com 'k-M oe; J. L.
Pt-arson, tlehv'-itt io ! e N:Tto,i:tl Alii
aDoe; J. W. Hen'mtk eVe. mJe.
Mr. W. K. Parker, of foe C 'n rul i -land
Mills, who lateiy oougbt the
Whvdo , Duly mill t d-icboro, Ijhh
arrnnpe-1 Aith CHpitali.-t., of New Vui k
and 'iold.sb ;o to enlarge the latter
plant. An ettiie cpiipment of new
iiioclutier will be put in aiid a c.ni
Xny orHinzed v. ith a -npital if
tXK). Mr. J'arkei jms been artlioi i;:ed
to receive l:df oa the rnhi:erv.
Tho meuibers of a chnrch in David
ron county Monday uotilb.d a whisky
distiller named Li.oourd tb.it Le must
remove hi ti!l ftom e.uy where ne.n
their chnrcb. He declined to do bo
unlt-Ks they furnished tr.irisj citation.
They 1 ro-iia i:ir:e tefc:ii and landed
his ofir 1 tnt-iity mile away.
Tbe new Kestler MacuratttiringCo.,
of SaliBLnry, N. C, bus tier;. led npou
a plant of o.Of'O bj'iudles, n:j.J is tow
rtct-iving bida to erect ume; budding
to be two idorie high, 7ut2'K) feel,
with etearu heat, t-Jeclr:Hi;;hts, etc.
Consideiable exeiierxiert ciist in
Wilkea county over the spptr.rauce of
grave robbers in certaia M-ction. Ile
ponsible citizens announce the rol-l'-ery
o! sever 1 rzxes in Union town
The Beesemer City Cotton Mil! km
sold at Eeaeemer City, no Jr a tleed t f
trobt, Saturday and was bought br
Mr. S. J. Durham, of Dalian.
W. H. Hand haa Lee a elected lew
art to Uie lofctitatioa for the Bli?df
at Kalcigh, eacceeding Mr. Oriajes.
ITie alitor of tha home dpartmot of tbe
3Iaine Farmer approves of the wide Urj
law, ju t enaetM by the Connwrtlc-Jt
blatur, at.1 ayB: "Thlj Is the flr-t step to
t-etakeLlii Maine In the way of leLlatlon,
and thU of ititll will do much to Insure a
bard, smooth roadbed. Towns and cities in
Maine, where streets bate been maadan-tlad
or asphalt highway eonatmct-!, will be
compelled to paas wide tire ordianee to pro
tect the game.
Alabaiter exists ia seTenteeo
ARTIST HOVF.NDKN KII.1.I.I.
Sacrifices 111 Life In an Attempt to
Thomas Hovnd-n, th f.ttn a ti.f. m
lnstartly kilie.1 by a rnt!r- a I tmin n.'r N.r
ri5towu, I., We.ln.Iy. H. muc a l.ttl
child In front ot a rapidly app r-hiR en
gine. Tho engineer Mew hU whUtb- frorly
whnhMf th little nur" i-taodini; l--twn
th raiK The child .nmnl to l-om
eonfue.1 and awtte.l her comint; d-rn
without attefiit.tln-; t,y avoid it.
Mr. Hovenden rushsd forward nd snatrh
isl the child up in hwrm. It-'forr h-covi,
make tbe lej that would hav ih-n
both the pilot of th cnntno ni k Mr. ll.v
renden ud hurl.tl him aero th track with
errible fore". lkth werr kilbsl.
Mr. Hovenden waMh- pninter of 'Treak
liig IIom Tie," th picture that attracted
o much attrntloo at the World's Fair.
I tbe only Democratic Ntwpprr Io
McDowell count, and hat a large cir
t u'a inn In adj iinlcg countui It pub
l.Lt all the tiew-t without fear or
(kvor, and la ti organ of ao ring or
1 1 q )?.
It i tha bold champion of tha peo
pled tlgLta, an earnet ad vacate cf the
brat interests of the county of McDow
ell ard the town of Marion. Ita adfer
tuirg rate r trwHonxbtr, and tbe UD-
criptioa price ii fl.OO fr ytmr in
If jou want the bfit newipaper to tha
couatrj trimming full of choloe rcadlrg
matter for butincM men, farmers, me-
cbmica, and the home circlaa of all
cU'sei luhnrribe and py for the
P.f.cokd. If you doa't, why Juat dont,
ml the paper will be printed every
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If jou haven't enough interftt Io jour
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when jour oi l ctingj bonca are hid
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