1 . 1
NEW BERNE, CRAVEN COUNTY, N. C, JULY 16, 1896.
luslruued rent at arms to restore or-
d:r t'oidii5i..n and excitement eoutmued
THE CONVENTION ENDS.
nuled to dihgites to assist
OX FIFTH BALLOT FOR PRESI
The -OoaJaaUesi Well Brtl.
yrlalaal mends or
ad Bi. 31 '-
Tbe first place on the National IVm
Xxrmttc ticket was filled ywieidny, by
tfc eooTeatioa nominating lor Presi
dent,, William Jennings Brjan, cf Ne
braka. Tho nomination of VV. J. Bryan was in
the nature of a surprise, although bis
Dam has been mentioned as a presideo
' tial poeaibiHiy for sometime, yet the names
of other candidates have been considered
Of lata as an re winners of the noraina-
- Mr. Bryan is well anown as a silver
BUB, tad Bis eloqaeot speeches in Uvor
' of tree coinsg bare given bim a national
. repetition. ";
' Giving Ihafint place on its ticket fto
the Elate of Nebraska, may teem a qaes-
ftiooable policy on the pert of tbe Dcmc-
, cratic party, lot the party in this campaign
stems to place tba grtatcsl stress opon it
platform, rather than npoa its ncmioees
, or the States they ball from.
Lata despatches Sf on New York indi
cate that Mr. Bryan b beld in greater
' ftvor than any other ol the candidates
tuied, bat whether Lis personality can
affrct tbe known sound money tendency
' 'of the Eastern Detncerarj, must be deter-
mined later on. '.
The &i!nn t nominate a VkwPreai-
' dett yeste'day, and tbe - continuation of
tbe Convention over another night, very
. " clearly shows that there is a hesitation
V a poo the part of the leaders of the Party
, to give second place to socoe conservative.
man, in order to in a measure pbcale (be
Bound mooey wiaar of the Party.
, Its reaoU will be known today, and tbe
Democrat-party will be laoncbcd npoa
' tbe political waters. ,
y 'The East la -not recognixed so far,
' either in the platform or nominees.
The West and Sootb have, carried oot
; their program in , fall. Tbey ha vet cod
, trolled Coaventioa, platform and noait-
' natiOos. . ". .
; v It is too early to predict resnlta, bat it
.. toast not be forgotten that tbe Jiorth and
- East have beta and nasi coot in oe to be
' &ctors la the politics of the Democratic
party. ? t -s
; : The nt few daya- will tell whether
they wni.be toaa4 flbUog lor free silver,
cr whether they will bolt, asdbe found
fighting against Usoe v which lhj have
. t ever contended were mKlrmocraiic and
against tbe best interests of tbe Party and
the conntry. j. '
That s DeraocrsUe free silver platform
mad free silver candidate, meao any gain
- from the Fopoiists is f zcetdlngly doubt-,
"; , "
:- ; TUe PopnEsU are wedded to themselves,
. and their leaders are not likely to give up
' or follow other parti a, and tbns lose
' their "own ! personalities They prefer
-1 Tmiher to lead and be oaspiQons over
v av lew, thaa to be swallowed tip and lose
' their identity ia another party.
- V The Democratic party is to bo coegrat
vlatad that n baa lived up to tbe ideas ot
- fta majority and intends to fight on that
- t I s
line. JTbere Is bo cnofasioa 01 tbit point,
. It Ctearly puts' hself open record and the
. people ot this country will decide the rest
him in keeping orter.
Mareton's appeal from decision is hissed
Efforts were wade to create a demon-1
atmtion for Bryan.'which was quelled bj ,
a vigorous pouwlins of chairman's gavel.
Excitement over. Bryan vote has increa
sed and stopped rail ot roll.
Illinois formed a procsion. Gnat
excitement awl cluf r. Demonstration
continued. Mr. Riynn who was sittinjj
ou the platlorm rclaineil hrr composure
while thoe roin ler were demonstra
itrp in oHt excitel manner.
Cliairmini announced that niKler mles
of last convention two thirds ofnbe vote?
given will nominnte a candidate for Pres
ident sod Vice President. Convention
ha quitted down some.
Firth ballot was ordered. California
voted 18 for Bryn- Michigan cast her
vote for Bryan- Illinois delegation , re
turned to ball, ireat excitement). New
York called, refud to answer.
Chairman in carting called out 22 voUs
for the nominee of tvia convention W.
J. Bryan. (Cheers.) Convention went
Ohio withdrew McLean Great excite
meot. Missouri delegates took stand it was
said to withdraw Hiatal' name. Chair
man tried to have qaict restored.
BIunt 'i letter wis real which asked to
have his naruo withdrawn at any lime
when it appeared that some ono else
seemed to be tbe choice -f the dele
gates. Iowa withdrew name of Boies and
gave vote to Br j an.
Tnrpie, of Indiana took stand and
withdrew name of Mathews and cast the
vote of bis State for Br) an.
Chairman declared nomination of
Bryan unanimous on the fifth ballot.
Convention took rcces-to 8 p. m.
ARTHUR SEWALL OF MAINE
FOR VICE PRESIDENT.
The nrih Day t'.nd Convention
TlrrMmr Balloting". Wbo la
Hewnll. BrlerNbetcta or
B A LI.OTH.
JJJ I 4
1S3 190 1 219 280
233 231 92 241
82 39 27 27
71 35 80 33
37 235 34 36
6 9 8
I 1 1
94 99 97 96
54 54 33 4G
Coavention callod to order at 8:50 p m.
A motion to adjourn till 10 a. m. to
morrow was made. Down to Colorado all
States vote aye.
Gen. Brxg took platform and raid.
be rose to a question ot State Privilege.
Said tome one todny had stolen the Wis
consin banner and .carried .it around in
the procession, (hissc). He simplyjwant-
ed to set manners right.
Gov. Stone ot Missouri took platform
moved to adjourn till 12 noon tomorrow.
Henry vf Mississippi amended timo to
Roll call of SUtcs ordered on Stone
motion to adjourn till 10 tomorrow.
Audience and delegates leavicg seats
and went out. Adjourned at 9:36 p. m.
to meet tomorrow at 10 a. m.
ri-ralateat Dlaa K-Eleele4.
Citt of Mexico A "committee of
600 electors from the City of Mexico vis
ited President Diaz, at the Castle ol
Chapultenec to congratulate bim on bis
re election. RaJael Donde, a distin
guished lawyer of tbe city, made an ad
dress, in which be commended tho solidity
of tbe government of the country and fe
licitated Mexico on having attained an
ideal so st-Idom realized in Latin coun
tries of permanence and stability of gov
Gto. Diaz replied in a patriotic stra'n.
News fram electors all over the republic
shows practical ly a unanimous vole for
Diaz, who has been this year supported
by men of all elates in the cotiDtry. A
large number of imnortant enterprises will
now be brought forward on the strength
II aa Kenatorlal Aspiration.
ISDiAXATOLia. Ind. It was annouo
ccd by Gov. Matthews' friends that he
will bo a candidate to succeed Duniel
Voorhees as United States Senator in the
election to be he'd by the Legislature next
January. Voorbees is in bad physical
condition, and will prolwby decline
to be considered for re-election in cose the
Legislatme is Democratic, thus leeviug a
ciear field for tlie defeatcil Presidential
of the election
' Caicaso, Jnly 10. Weather is clear
Tlrsl bosioeee in order is to ballot for
Ffeskfeot. There teems to be some
Mbtu to whether a two thirds vote of
!1 States is required to nominate or sim
ply two-thirds of vote giveo.
. Beat authorities say tbe latter and thce
wD be baaed 00 that supposition as rules
ef the last Convention which govern this
atyt -two-thirds of vote given."
i There are io all 930 votes but it is ex
pected that a number will retrain Irom
Otluj-. Popnllata Enrtorae Bryan
Conrentioo called to order at 10:57 a. Topkka, Kan. The State convention . owned nincty-fivo ships during a
jn , Proceetlipgs were . operjed with I of the Silver party to elect deieition to;bii3iue6a career of 71 years
prayer. ' tbe national convention, which moats iu
ChalrtDaa Ilamty, of Pensj Ivania, j St. Louis n ext, will be held here Thurs
xose wss loudly cheere-1 He noruinatel ; day, July lrt.
Eobert E. Psti iscn, ol Pennsylvania, for j Many county convm'.ions were held
Ptssideot. ' Satunl.iy to elect lielecatcs to the ?!ate
Ma ddingly, of District ot Columbia, 1 Conventioo, and without exception tbe
Meooded nomination of McLean. (Cheers ) delegates were "in true ted to vote for only
MiTler, ot Oregon, presented Dame of such delegates ss would favor the nonnna-
The National Democrats convention has
t. 1 cloed its labors and given to the country
its platform, and its candidates who are
supposed to 9tand upon and represent tho
principles of the party.
Both Presided and Vice President are
practically unknown men to the South.
William J. Bryan, by an eloquent
speech at an oppoilune moment, turned
the convention to him.
Arthur Sewall's position on the ticket
is unimportant, just why he was selected
is at preser.t unknown in ihe South. He
seems to belong to an illustrious family,
and how he has escaped being a Republi
can, living in the State he does, and
engaged in an in industry which would
be under a Republican protective tariff,
is not known.
From an impassiva and unprejudiced
point of view, tbe Democratic parly
seems to .be going into a campaign, con
fident in its platform, and indifferent as to
anv political policy in retrard to its can
didates, or what Slates they come from.
Nebraska has eight votes in the elector
al college, and Maine has six. One State
ia inclined towards Populism, the other
with very lew and long exceptions is
To those within the walls ol a conven
tion hall, subjected to temporary influon
ea, and to those at a distance, the situa
tion looks very different.
For the present we must await details
before drawing positive conclusions, but
the situation at this time does not appt ar
clear, and away from the influences of the
shouting and speeches, there is a dubious
ness as to the judgment and wisdom of
it all which is far from assuring.
The Democratic party has a task bofore
it, and this will be realized more fully as
each week progresses.
The convention has done its work, has
it been doqe- for the tst, canuot now be
definitely stated. Its intentions were
patriotic, bat in the whirl and confusion
it may have erred in many ways.
I fit has, these mistakes will be soon
known and felt. Tlicy cannot le reme
died now; tbe die is cast and the Demo
cratic party is before the country in the
clear sunlight of noonday, without the
eloquence of its orators or the noise of its
bands to cover its defects, and so it must
continue nnlil November 3rd.
Ncvir before has the work liefore Dem
ocracy been so great, or its need of discre
tion and courage so iinperativo. The
shouting is over and the death struggle is
For Seventy years the Sewall
private signal was a white "S", ou a
blue ground, which fluttered from
the mainmasts of some of the
staunchest. finest and swiftest mer
chant marine vessels carrying the
stars and stripes.
From the days of the chubby
Little Diana of 1825, to the great
steel Dirigo of 1894, this house has
led tbe country iu designs for mer
It began under the name of
William D. Sewall, and the house
has been continually in business,
sons succeeding father under the
name of E. & A. Sewall. It has
since been changed to Arthnr Sewall
& Co., with Arthur Sewall, the
Maine member of the National
Democratic Committee, and tho
Democratic nominee for Vice-President,
at the head.
It is an old illustrious family, and
today owns the largest merchantmen
afloat. They first came to Bath,
Maine, in 1G34. They purchased
the present site of the Sewall yards
and home, in 17(32. Thev have
proceed to ballot for candidate lor Vice
President. He appeared to think that
Boie, ol Iowa, or Sewell. ol .Maine, were
favorable for tbe place. Many other dele
gates were ijsistirg McLean, notwith
standing his unwillingness to allow his
name to be mentioned.
Scuator White, chairman, said pro
ceedings ot" to day would I pushed
along to a conclusion. That delays would
not be permitted. 10:40 a. in.
Convwnlion was called to order ut 11
Senator Jones moved that the speeches
for presentation of candidates should be
be limited to five minutes. (Carried.)
O'Sullivan, of Mass , presented naujeo!
Geo. Fred Williams, of Mass.
Very few gold delegates in scats this
Marston, 't of La., took the platform
amid cries of "water." (Laughter.) lie
said that he would assuerd the gentlemen
he had not tasted a drop of water this
moming. (Laughter )
Marelon presented the name of Mc
Lean, of Ohio,
The chairman said if there were no
other nominations the clerk would pro
ceed to call the roll of the States for
Currie, of N. C , took the platlorm
and presented the name ol Judge Walter
Clark, ot N. C.
lion. Tom Johnson took the platform.
lie was given a great ovation by the del
egates and galleries. He presented the
name ol Geo. W. Fithian of Illinois.
Johnson said that most of the wealthy'
Democrats have gone over to McKinley.
He is not a free silver man but this
movement is for the good of humanity
:ind he is with it.
Hon. M. A. Miller, of Oregon, took the
platlorm and presented Pennoyer.
Burke, of California, took the platform
and presented the name of Arthur Sewall.
Showalter, of Mo:, presented the name
of Jas. C. Sibley, of Pa.
Hon. Mr. Lewis, of the State of Wash
ington was presented for the Vice-President.
Hon. C. S. Thomas, of Colo., seconded
The delegates from Texas stated from
the floor that on he call of States Texas
would vote for Bland.
O. W. Powers, of Utah, took the plat
form, and presented the name of Daniel,
of Virginia. (Cheers.)
Jones, of Vs., said he was instructed by
Mr. Daniel that under no circumstances
would he allow his name to be used.
Fred 1. Men res, ot Illinois, took the
platlorm and seconded Sibley of Pennsyl
vania. Hon. Fred Sloan, of Ohio, took the
platlorm and said that McLean did not
wish his name presented. Sloan said
that McLean would do all in his power
to carry Ohio iu November. (Cheers.)
Fithian of Illinois, took the platform
and said that he was noi a candidate for
Vice-President. He seconded Sibley.
A Maine delegate j rose and seconded
the name of Sewall.
Boll call of States ordered.
Delegate irom Iowa withdrew name of
Boies and caet22 votes for Bland.
New Hampshire, New York and New
Jersey declined to vote on third. (Cheers
and confusion.) A motion was made that
mob be quieted. (Carried.)
Necceseary to a choice 439.
Gov. Stone, of Missouri, took the plat
lorm and read telegram from Bland, In
which he deemed it unwise to nominate
both canJidates from the west side of the
Mississippi and withdrew his name.
There were cries of Sewall, of Maine,
and cheers for McLean.
The fifth ballot was called. Stone of
Ohio, took the platform and read a tele
gram from McLean which SDid: Any
vote for me tor Vice-President is against
There was much confusion and the
chairman asked the police to request dele
gates to take their seats.
As the roll call proceeded, the States
begun changing their votes for Sewall,
rwultiu' on filth ballot 478 votes -for
Arthur Sewall of Maine. His nomina
tion was made unanimous. The delegates
marched around the hall cheering and
the baud played "Dixie.''
WAS NOT IN IT.
CLARK'S FRIENDS DISAPP0IN
TED ABOUT HIS FAILURE.
Big Rainfall. Populists Very Kent
less. Bryan and Walfon Clubs
Formed. Silver Democrats
Journal Bureau, i
Rai.eigh, July 11.
During this week no leas than 3 inches
of rain fell here. The head of the State
Weather Bureau says that next week will
be fair and warm. The gulf storm
which has swept over this State has done
The official reports show that this
morning the Roanoke river at Weldon
was 37 feet above gauge, and it is expect
ed that it will -go to 40. The same river
at Clarksville is 13:8, which is extreme
ly high. The Cape Fear at Fayetteville
is 45:5, which is within half an inch of
the highest ever reported. The streams
on the Cape FearVfre higher than in four
years. The Capefffear was as high two
Slate Geologist Holmes says this as to
height of the rivers, and he has his lorce
near, at work, measuring with electric
metres the height and the velocity of cur
rent of all the important rivers.
Gov. Carr says that one of the three
State farms on the Roanoke, near Wel-
doD, known as the Pope farm, on the
Halifax side, is under water, and that its
whole crop is destroyed. This is the only
one of the farms not dyked.
Of course farming on tbe Roanoke is
like blockade running, 60 great is the
risk; but yet when there is success it is
The Quartermaster General to-day
shipped 150 tents from the arsenal to the
regiment which encamps at Wrightsville
on the 17th. A new company of Infant
ry, commanded by Cant. Bond, has just
1 . i i a -y-t T7t
STATS CROP BULLETIN.
'rop Reports I'nfn vornltle. Orrnt
RalnTall In Central Itlntrlcl. Corn
Raleigh, July 13. The Weekly State
Crop bulletin issued to-day says. Reports
of correspondents are unlavoruble.
The greatest rainfall was iu the Central
District, which averaged six inches above
The rainfall averaged over four inches
above the normal over the entire State.
Cotton so far is not greatly damaged.
Corn sutlers greatly, being blown down
or destroyed. Much is under water to
tho very tops.
The lainfall at one station was eleven
and one half inches.
A BAD POLITICAL MIX UP IN
CALM BEfORB TUB 8T0AM.
Held Up Casbler.
Chicago, June 11. Four men armed
with revolvers entered the office of the
New York Biscuit Company, this after
noon, which is known as Cracker Trust,
and holding up tbe cashier, fecund two
thousand dollars, and escaped.
Lebanon, Mo., July 11. Bland said
this aftcrnaon, in answer to the many ap
peals to accept the Vice Presidency, that
he preferred to go to Congress and fight
for free silver.
Fear Silver Craze.
Toronto, July 11. The Toronto
bankslearing the silver craze, are with
drawing their gold from the United
Needs Popnlist Vote.
Omaha, Neb., July 11. On an inquiry
made him, Senator Allen answers that he
will not support W. J. Bryan for Presi-
ident until Bryan is endorsed by the'. Pop.
CANDIDATES. 1 3 2 4
.!. It. McLean, I 111 104 2i0 2iiS
Williams, Mass. 7G 16 15 9
Sewall, 10S 37 1)7 261
SibK-v. 101 110 r,0
Daniel, 11 0 50
Williams, III. 22 13
Harrity, 11 19 11
Bland, 02 286 255
j Teller. 1
1 FaUison, 2 111
Clark. 23 22 40
Not Votincr, 255 257 257
t'.jL plosion on a 4'ubnn Railway.
been accepted, and this is Co. F., of the
Second, atEdenton. It will not be in
camp, as it cannot be equipped in time.
The new compauy at Hertford is I, of the
First. The latter now has 8 companies;
tbe Second having 7.
The 4th regiment begins its practice
march from Statesville to Charlotte, Aug,
13. The State furnishes it w ilk 120 tents
and with complete mess outfit. It will
devote four days to the march, camping
each night It will have a small wagon
train. Maj. Hayes, U. S. A., will ac
company it. Iheothcers and men are
delighted with this tour of duty, and the
people along the route of march are
equally interested. The good example
thus set will no doubt be followed by the
The Populists are like bees driven out
of their hive. Some,-tife pleased, some
don't caie, but the moss are half dazed by
the platform and the nominees of the
Chicago convention. Some resent it aud
one of them high in position said: Tlae
Democrats have committed a felonious
assault on Populism." Another said:
"We have no leg left to stand on. The
Democrats have stolen our platform and
all our thunder.1
Spier Whitaker, just returned from
Robeson county, where he made a popu
list speech, said: "I am very much pleas
ed. The platform is as good as anything
we could do at St. Louis. It is thorough
ly Populistic and ha3 in it every ' demand
of the Populists save Government owner
ship of railways and telegraphs. Brother
Ephraim has certainly got the 'coon and
gone. I say let's get together. Iam not a
Republican annex. I don't caro how I
get to heaven so I get there.''
Several Bryan and Watson club men
formed here yesterday. The Raleigh
people claim theirs was the very first, as
it was organized in tbe Capital by Gov.
Carr aud others, directly upon receipt of
the ntws of Bryan's nomination.
The silver Democrats are jubilant. B.
C. Beckwith, who last evening presided at
the Democratic club meeting, said this
morning: "I am mighty glad to see that
all the gold Democrats have to eat the
dog, hair, hide aud all, and swear they
The trustees of the Baptist State Female
university say they expect work to be
resumed in a few days. It has been sus
pended several days.
Mrs. Otta Wilson is sick with typhoid
fever at Rex hospital here. One of her
sons is also sick with the same disease.
Mr. Wilson is compelled to abandou his
trip to tho National Populist convention.
All tho cotton mills here are lunuing
The friends of Walter Clark were quite
disappointed today when they tailed to
see his name among the Vice Presidential
Tammany imtt Home.
New York July 11 The first section
ol Tammany's special train arrived here
to-night, at a late hepr. The delegate
were worn out and Lad little to say. TIjey
said however that they would have to
support the ticket. .
in new Tore.
Fnaoyef. of Oregon, for President
Jfetai tioos for President cK ed at
11.-07 a. m.
Itoll of States was ordered f -r first
ballot at 1 1 a. m.
Hoga of Wisconsin iys unit rule
Joee not exiat. He demanded right io
vote. Geo. Biagg said under instructions
that the majority bad absolute power iu
' Wiacoosia delegates as Dim werr
CaBed declined tojvote. To members of
delegation voted for Bryan.
E"oru were made to withstand the
amooatratioa . in favor of B and and
Bryfta were not successful.
Marstoo't of Louisiana Appealed :or
rrfOC-tioo of mte, (excitement)
lion of Brvan nr:d Sewall.
A.i ie.xiing Populists, including Senator
PelTiT, .lorry Simpson, cx-Gov. I.ewiilin.
Jobr. W. Bre'ukntl al nr.d W.A. Harris.
.C'on'jres.-mu-u(.-L ire, are farvorablc
workman. He is interested in
nearly every corporation in his
county, and is prominent in railroad
His son is a Republican, and was
one of the Recti leaders at St. Louis.
.Tu'y 11. Wt athcr wns
Caiicu- of d -legates ad'
It is very straiv.-e that there is so little
IIabana. An explosion occurred On ; . : ...
Arthur Sewall is now about "'0 ' lbe railwiiy between Cidra aud Subanilla, ! New Berne, &c. It is only lor business,
years old. Ho grew up in the bust-1 ifl the P.ovince ot- Matauas. A passenger j There is no club, and no racing. Yet
ness with his father, starting as a 1 ,; 1(t t)l(, ,imn ... J there are good roads. Baseball is only
, i spasmodically popular, with no hih
badly damaged, and it is believed that j ii.i i .i r-
3 " class games. Ouc would think tbe Capi-
mnny persous were killed. A train with t:ll wouU4 bu ;l reat ,,illCt. for 8p,rti but
physicians on board has been dispatched . it is tin contrary for several yeais past.
to attend lo tue wounded and take them -- -
to the hospitals. Details of the Bllllir are i Oenlos That Ho Will Bolt.
hard to . btain, as the government is Washington Congressman W. .1
oeking to minimize its results. ; Hailey, ef Tex-s, denies that he will bolt
A letter from Santa Clara s-iys that the ticket nominated at Clnnuio. Re as-! than speeches, lie added: -Whether or
the rebel comniandt r-in-cl.iet, was . sens, on uie eoen.iuiy uiu ne win .n.w: u , i sh.mi u-.l, .u lUu
i . . . . .. ,r i .i. .. I ;n u :.... ti..i i... !;..
oo lulv iMh nt Manaianabo earnest, support. lie neneves uim i u-n win. uc juuih j i-iamut
miles from the fit v of Santa i liryan will ue elected.
WHAT DEMOCRATS THINK OF
Brice Not' Qnotable. How Bryan
Wonld be Received In New York.
State Convention Meeting-.
Nonnd Money Democrats.
New York, July 13. Senator Calvin
S. Brice when he was asked today whether
he would repudiate the Chicago ticket
and platform said, "I am not ready yet to
be quoted on the su' ject until I have had
my own convention, or heaid from friends
in Ohio, and learn wdiat they are going
The desire that nominee W. J. Bryan,
shall have formal notification exercises in
tnls city, has given rise too much discuss
ion about the treatment he would get
from local democrats.
The Sheehan element in Tammany
Hall say that they would give Bryan a
warm welcome, but many Tammany lead
ers say that the Populistic candidate would
act wisely if he would stay in the West.
State chairman Hinckley has issued a
call for a meeting next week of the State
convention, which will be held at Sara
toga, the latter part of August.
The gold men will make a strong effort
to condemn the National Democratic
W. C. Whitney, David B. Hill and
other leaders are arranging a sound
money conference of the Eastern Leinc-
crats which will take place soon.
Meeting or tlie Repabllcnai National
Cleveland, Ohio, July 14 The Re
publican Executive Committee announc
ed through Mark Ilanna meets here to
morrow at 10 o'clock and will probably
bo in session for several days.
McKinley is expected here Weelnesday
night to advise with the Committee.
The opinion of the Committee is that
the battle field of the Campaign will be
in the West aud necessitates th;d the Re
publican forces bo completely organizeel
aud that headquarters be established in
New York and Chicago and tint Ilanna
spend his time between these two points.
Iopnlit EndorNO Rr.yan.
Huron. S. D, Ju y 14 -The IVopN-
party Convention in session here today
eudorsi d Bryan.
Df.s MdNE--, la. July 11 The Bi
metallic Convention in session here, favor
free coinnge at 10 to 1, endorse Bryan nnel
sends delegates to St. Louis, so instructed.
Chicago, 111 ,
lear and wMrni.
Nominee Sowall'H I'lann.
CuiCAtiO, 111. Mr. Sewall has not yet
decided whether he will joiu Mr. Bryan
in the speech-making feature ol tho cam
paign. He says he can build better ships
He added: -'Whet
lo t'.ic Domlaatini or indorsement of the jouriietl at J..SO this morning without
Democratic caodidv.es tor Pre-sidmt aud coining to a conclusion on a candidate ) twcTe
for Vice-President. Morning pajiers pre ; C!an, His vanguard ot 700 men, under ;
dieted th.it the nomination would fall , -aniZares and Cayito Alvarez, burned !
upon Jno. R. McLean, though it was said tjie n,,.ies ou the S;;nta Uosa estate, near
that Matthews of Indiana, could have had i,anchue!o. AuoUk r rebel band has ele-:
it if he would hove accepted, and that . proved the San Anthonio estate, close to ,
Vice President by the People' party.
A Bl Robbery.
rnir.Al'F! rule, Pa., July It An ex
tensive robbery was reported to the Police
ate this atternoon.
Mrs. Moore a pat if nt in St. Josephs i Williams, of Massachusetts, werc'promi
Hospital had thirty thousand dollars in nently mentioned. Several other eandi
monrv ud jewel- t.ikeu Irom her trunk, dates were also mcntioneel.
William II. Thompson a professional . inator Jonef. of Arkansas said he
nurse luvMisappcared and is susjecteel -of would move to dispense with the roll call
Blackburn, of Kentucky, and Geo. Fred
Santa Clara. Both estates are the proper
ty of Vicente Abren.
Bolt's H'Kinley For Bryan.
IiICiimond, Va., The II rat Republi
can iu Virginia to bolt to Bryan and the
platform made at Chicago is Mij. Joseph
Walker, of Chesti rQeld. This gentleman
is chairman of the Republiaan District
Committee, and a member of the State
Committee. As Seiia'.or Jones will take
two or three elavs to select this committee,
I am not able to say whether I shall be
making speeches next month. We may
make a tight in Maine in the State cam
paign. An election will be held there in
September, and that will give us an op
portunity of testing Maine sentiment.
(The free silver sentiment is growing in
Bryan And Populists. Newall Cn
known. Repnbl leans and Nllver
Democrats Pleased. Oold
Oeinocrais are Qaiet.
Journal Bureau, (
Washington, D. C, July 18th.
National politics have had some bad mix
ups in tho past, but the present situation is
a few points ahead of them all. Present
indications are that those who have been
predicting a general breaking down of old
party lines this year will prove to be true
prophets. It would seem that the Chicngo
convention by the adoption of a platform I
advocating many of the principles of the
Populists, and nominating ex-Represen-'ative
Bryan, of Nebraska who has always
m ins state and uurmg his two terms in
the House affiliated with the Populists,
has made it reasonably certain that the
Populists and silver conventions to meet
at St. Louis next week, would endorse his
candidacy, but it is intimated by lending
Populists that such endorsement depends
largely upon individual pledges yet to be
made by Mr. Bryan himself.
Although Bryan's nomination was not
expected by anybody probably not even
by himself until the day before it was
made, it is generally admitted that with
the exception of Senator Teller, who
would have been certain to get the full
populist vote and almost the entire silver
vote, Bryan is about the strongest man
the Democrats could have put up, and
the fact that he is the youngest man ever
nominated for the Presidency will have a
tendency to arouse great inthusiasmin hi:
oenaii ot the young men of his party. Mr.
Arthur Sewall, of Me., the Democratic
nominee f.r Vice-President, is well
known in Washington, but is compare
tlvely unknown elsewhere, outside of
New England. It is a matter of opinon
whether he adds any strength to the
ticket. It is not probable that his party
expect to get any electoral votes from
Ono of the queer things is that the Re.
publicans and silver Democrats profess t
be equally well pleased with the platlorm
and ticket of the Chicago convention. Re
publicans now confess that they wore
alraiel the convention would nominate
Teller, and express the greatest confidence
in their ability to defeat Bryan and Sew
all, even it the Populist and Bilver
conventions endorse them aud the bolting
silver Republicans support them. lOn the
other hand, the silver Democrats profess
to be absolutely certain that if their ticket
is endorsed by the St Louis conventions
and supported by tho silver Republicans.
they will win. Both sides say that all
they want is a square light between the
gold and silver ticket Whether they Will
get that depends largely upon, the action
of the St Louis conventions.
About the only people who do not pro
fess to be satisfied with the situation are
the Cleveland or gold Democrats. They
acknowledge that tbey are very much dis
satisfied, but when it comes to telling what
they intend doing they are mum. It is
believed to be probable that the gold
Democrats will put up a ticket ot their
own in any event, and certain that they
will elo so if the Populist and silver con
ventions do not endorse Bryan and Sewall.
Should these conventions endorse the Chi
cago ticket, it is thought to be most like
ly that the gold Democrats will mostly
support the Republican ticket, as the
surest way lo defeat silver. If there are
two silver tickets in the field thev anrue
that Republican success would then be
certain and that they could safely run a
separate gold ticket solely for the purpose
ol keeping up their party organi7ation in
the Eastern States.
While there aro plenty of Democrats
who like neither Bryau nor the platform
upon which he stands, there are also plen
ty who are inclined to enthuse over both.
For instance, below are opinions express
ed by Democrats from three states now
in Washington: Ex-Congressman Brook
shire, of Ind., "I 6erved in Congress
with Bryan, know him intimately, and
prize his friendship. He is one of the
purest men living: the whole trend of his
nature is noble, highminded and honora
ble; and his domestic relations aro happy
for he is a devoted husbanel and father.
Feel positive that he can carry Indiana.
Whatever may be said agaiust free silver
there ia no elispuiing the fact that the
movement has the people of the West
mid South bohiud it; they are going to
rally around the 1G to 1 flag, and in the
person of Bryan they have a leader who
will strengthen their enthusiasm lustcud
of weakening it." Mr. Anthony Walsh, a
business man of Memphis, Tenn. "Out
side of Memphis where the gold sentiment
is very strong, the nomination of Bryan
will bo well received by theTennesace
democracy. Tennessee is ardent for free
coinage, and the Democrats will elect
their tickets, State and National. I can't
figuTo the possibility of danger in a single
Southern state, and among tho yourg men
Bryan's e:andie.acy will create a furore of
enthusiasm." Mr. J. E. McPhcrson, a
business man of Lecbburg, Va; "The
nomiuatiou of Bryan melius that jVirgin.a
will go Democratic. The Old Dominion
s tho oughly saturated with the silver
sentiment. I know plenty of men who
were until recently advecates of tho gedel
standard, who are now Ktaunch believers
in silver. I am a convert to the cause myself."
Dlplomatle AOaira Beg-artlng- Oete
Reach This "tar. Imrt Will
UlTen a Short Time f Meply. ,
Bebliit. There is no doubt that Eu
rope has reached a period of armistice la
the diplomatic warfare over Turkey, bat
the government, are relying too much
upon tho showing up of matter in Crete
and the unlikelihood of a recurrence of
important events in that island. This k
tbe official impression here.
Dr. Nlcolaides, tbe official representa
tive of the Cretan reform committee, wbo
is now ia Berlin, distrnsU the preatnt
comparative calm add regard ltmerely a
a brief truce before the breaking oat of
the storm. " , . '
The only chance of permanent peace in '
Crete, he declares, is in tbe .intervention
of tbe powers and the granting of anton
omy to the island. Apart from tbe opin
ion expiesscd by Dr. Nicolaidea,' adviooa
have been received here from Cfloe to the
effect that although tlie Christian deputies
wHl atteod the opening of the Session of
the Cretan assembly tbey do not intend to.
engage in debate with the Moslem doputiei '
but will present to Berovltch Oeorg, Jl
Pasha, the newly appointed Christian
governor of Crete, who will preside, a
elocument setting forth the claims of the ,
Christian Cretans, to which will b added
a demand for universal suffrage and tbe -recognition,
of tho Cretan flag,, with the i
cross thereon. ' ' J.
Tbey will give tbe porta shprt time in
which to respond to the demands, and ;
if the porte'e reply shall be unfavorable,
as it certainly will be, the Christian depp .
ties will constftnte an Independent aasem
In the meantime the i nsurgenta will
seize the advantage afforded by tbe Tar
kish troops being forced into inactivity,
and occupy all the strategic) points la tha
Polities In ibe Pntptt.
MiddletowN, Conn. Sunday the
Rev. E. F. Acheson, rector of Iloly ' v'-'
Trinity Episcopal eh arch, and a promln- .- 5
ent Democrat, electrified his congregation "
by closing his sermon with these words . V ;
MTbe p'resent time calls for all patriots ttf - v
unite to prevent tbe further coinage of 1 " ""
50 cent dollars, or tbe placing of a boy la ., ,
the chair occupied by WMbington, Uo -
coin, and Garfield." . y -
Eadersemeat ofOeenre Fred.
IIaveuiiiul, Mass. The Democratic.
City Committee have adopted resolatlons
rming allegiance to the Democratic . J
party in its new declaration of principles,
pledging support to its lately nominated ."
candidates, and indorsing tbe action of
Hon. George Fred Williams, in his sup-
port of the nominees, as wise, patriotic, i
and Democratic f s' :'
New Bank atCbarlett.
r - ' ' ' ,
Washington. The Comptroller Of ' -
thejCurrency authorized the organization
of the Charlotte, N. C. National BafilC, ;
of Charlotte, N. C, with a capital of
ft 125,000. B. D. Heath, C. Volme, 0 F,
Wads worth, R. M. OnteiVJohn M, Bcott,
and A. T. Anthony are named as' organ- '
izers. ' ' i
THE STATE CAPITAL
SENATOR BUTLER AND THE
arsre Additions to the Htate Maseam.
The Kea BoardfAIr llae and Its
New Nhops. Repnblleans
Raleiqii, July 14. Senator Butler
publishes the statement in his paper that
Democrats can depend upon electors in
Tbe Board of Agriculture today ordered
a large addition to the State Museum.
The Sea Board Air Lino decides not to
rebuild its shops here or to build at any
place until the financial situation becomes
Prominent Republicans meet at Wil
mington tomorrow, some are members of
tho State Committee. It 1b rumored that
they will consult with Russell.
Nerretary Herbert Bolts.
Washington, I). C, July 14. Secty.
Herbert, Secty.'of the Navy in Mr. Cleve
land's Cabinet, bolts the nomination of
Bryan to the Presidency.
1$ Dry Goods
Great Mid-summer Reductions.
Committee of the same party. To-eluy j Maine, and is uow very slrouj;
delegates laugh and cheer. Chairman tbe crime.
tor presentation os candidates and would
CoNCOitn, N. II., July 14. The Pro-, he tendered his resignation in both ol" j a good lighting chance there. I have no
hibitionists have decided to nominato a 1 the9o organizations, and will vote for doubt that the national headquarters will
State ticket August 5th. Bryau. be located iu Chicago.
Ten Tbonsand Dollar Bet.
New York, July 13. A bet is offeree!
through Price, McCormick & Co., ot the
Slock Exchange, of $10,000, that niue
States cannot be uamcd that will go for
Never before bnve wo offered Staple
Dry Goods, summer Dress Goods, sum
mer Clothiou'. Nioes, Nion and Millin
ery at such winning prices for buyers as
now. The lowest pries eiuote-d in year.
Regardless ol complaints ot dull times,
our store has been crowded everyday this
season. No other hous- in tho city Wgins
to make so. h swiepirg reductions on
fresh sonsoiiable geods. ,ty1v -
Extra special reductions on all Sum
mer Dress Goods.
Yours to Serve,
. A. HAllFOOT