The Wilson advance. (Wilson, N.C.) 187?-1899, March 05, 1891, Image 1
1". Wilson, I'ilor, VOLUME 21 lUi.i; AllPVS LETTER Obi) LA 'A VKRS WHO ARK ADVO CATES. NO I' ATTORNEYS. TiiKut client's cau.-k, makin; I iMIM TiiLIX OWN ABOUT 5 ,' c- k. vrh;ii r. I k is a blessed privilege to ;i y:u i r in iii to be constantly as :M )ci itr (i - P h hhs seniors, epe- cully ii they betrre.it men auu go.-d men. It is the most ef ti.r!:i i! -.m5 SliLrlitfnl PiTnrvi- 11 .l..l 'l-l 'f w.. ...... titt.i that he can get. Book. are a ood tiling, but it is bet tr to he in daily communion with men who have read and .studied the books, and sifted from them all the good that is in them. 1 was ruminating it out the notable men of the old n time the men to whcm I looked up with love- and ad miration. They are all gone, but t hey left their impress upon the in which they lived and upon me. The bad ia min with the good in every thing, and it was sai to me to red these great men pas away. One by one they fell befoie the scythi of the reaper, and I am 1 n alone. Some of my youth ful companions are left me, but the men I reverenced are goto. How swiftly and su.ely they go. J was thinking about tin! great lawyers of the Wes tern circuit. About Howell Cobb and his brother Tom. a lid the two Doughertys, and Hope Hall, and Juuius Ililyer, and Pi: ii 11. Overby, and dud;;e Jacks)!), and Joseuh Ilenrv Lumpkin, and Judge Hutchius, and Cincinattus Peebles. What a glorious galaxy of learned and brilliant men honorable men who fought a fair fight ' find i-corned the tricks of the lawyer's trade. I have often "wondered at the measure of contempt they would have felt for a lawyer who would have stolen a paper, or hid a set of interrogatories, or bribed a wit ness or a juror, or perjured him elf to fain his casft. The influence of a' good mail does not die with him whether he tie p. liwjer or a doctor, cr a preacher, or a merchant, or a farmer or a mechanic, it reach es and affects the rising jeuer eration, and permeates through society, and leaves its impress upon the community in which, lit lives. Long time ago I heard a Rome merchant say "com munities have character just like individuals. My most re liable trade is from the Alpine region in Chattanooga county. It is honorable with that people to pay their debts, to perforin their promises. If their crop talis and thcy can't do it, they will settle fairy and pay the next year, and I dm'I need any mor'gage. Their word is their bond. Rut here is another county not far away wh;re it is considered smart to t-ick a merchant out of his money. Tla y hido behind trusts and homesteads and force you to sue and their lawyers are as mean and tricky as they are, and it has got to be ?o that even a good, honest man from that couuty can hardly get credit in Rome." Had conduct, bad habits, had principles are catching just like contagious diseases. The tricks of one tradesman will be made an excuse for his nabor to use the same methods. The villainy of one artful law yer will provoke another to ict el trick with trick to gain his case. The responsibility of the lawyers to the community is very great, greater even than that of the preachers, for there are more of them. I have not been in the Western circuit since the war. but the pre.-.d ing judge told me not long ;;go that, although the bar was n it an gifted and brainy a-? that of of half a century ago, yet it had well maintained its high pro fessional honor and integrity. It does not take the brain work now to practice law that it did half a century ago, when the supreme court was in its infancy and there were no sev enty volumes of precedents es tablished. It took more brain work lo establish th6in than it does now to Keep up tvi h them 1 recall with never-failing pleasure the great arguments of those great men. How were we charmed with their learning their pathos, their humor, and could hardly blame a jury lor triving their verdict in favor of the last great speech that was made. Ilopa Hall was the greatest lawyer. The Dougher tys were great every way, but as an advocate in a case where there was a wife or a widow or fcomeorpjan children, I don't think that Basil H. Overby Lad u equal. I recall the sweet melody of his voice as he drew nearer and nearer to the jury 1 rijbi V v ILSOJS ADVANCE. and with teary eyes and quiv ering lips he almost whispered Ins tender pleadings in their ears. There is one great advocate still left us in this Cherokee r.-giou. Augustus R. Wright is Ve ry much like Overby in his peculiar gifts. Too emotional ever to be a gre-at lawyer, ho w: thereby the greater advocate, Not long ago I looked at hi,n and pondered. There lie sat in the courtroom, his battle ground for forty year?, thj fidd of his many victories, vic tories of mind over human pas sions, his eyes still pleasing and penetratiug in their glance, his ;!ea.r-cut features, his abun dant hair falling grace ully and half concealing an intellectual brow, his heavy overhanging eyebrows and patriarchal beard and I wondered how much of lite he had lived, how much more than most of us, even if he had died twenty years ago. He too, wanted the right side of a pathetic case. If it was the wrong side from a legal standpoint he did not care. His victory was greater if the court a iid the law ware against hm.. He was a giant before a jury and moulded them to his will, lie sued the Rome railroad for $20,000 damages for injures done Col. James Waddell. There was no light at the de pot, when the train arrived one lark night, and the colonel stepped off the platform and injured his spine by the fall. He lingered lor sjiiio weeks, and got well enough to go about with crutches, and offered to settle with the load for 7o, the amount of his doctor's bill. The road declined to pay it, md Jude Wright was emplo7 ed. Colonel Waddell got worse Km spinal troubles seeined to ati'ect his mind, and the judge raised his demand from $20,000 to 810,000. and everybody smiled. The railroad had John l King, of Augusta, a great lawyer and many other lawyers for the defense, bat Judge "ATight had the conclusion, and I ctn never forget his picture of a live man dead, of the wreck of life, of the swift and pitiful descent of a great mind from all its brilliant prospects down to the gloom of despair and semi-idiocy. De Quincey wrote like he spoke. He, too, got down to the very whisper ings of eloquence and every body was in tears. It was dan gerous for even the opposing counsel to listen to him. I knew that. Jim Waddell was in no such extreme condition, for 1 was his companion and friend and yet I was completely over come aud wept like a child. The jury found for the plaintiff Tj,000, aud they did it quickly and the judge was ashamed of himself and he settled it that u'ht for half the amount. ijn Hill was a great lawyer and a greater advocate. An old man had died in our county leaving a considerable estate, but it was embarrassed by mortgages, and if these were paid his widow would be p--u- niiess. one naa two muarsn by a former husband. She had j oeen raised la amuence ana was a refined, cultured woman, but her second husband proved to be a miserly, selfish man. He put her in a log cabin daubed with mud and kept her there notwithstanding a good portion of the property came by her. When she applied for a year's support fivo good men gave her $10,000. Dr. Miller was one of those men. They desired to make amends to the old l-dy for her long suffering, aud yet j tne law said they should taae iuto consideration her aecus tomed manner of life and the condition of the estate as to its indebtedness. Ben HiP repre sented a creditor with a mort gage of 3,000. If the award to the widow was to stand his client would get nothing, and so he came to Rome and made a vigorous assault upon it. The law was clearly with him, and so was the court. For many years tbe widow had lived on les than $100. I never saw a lawyer nore confident of his case than was Ben Hill, willing to allow the $50j but uo more. He was widow Judge Wright was her counsel. He half closed his eyes ar d seem ed calm and sweet while Hill was reading the law aud laying his firm foundations. It was agreed between them that the jmy should fix the ampunt aud their verdict ehould be fiual. Judge Wright had another life wreck to picture and this time a woman. Such an appeal was never heard in that 'court room and although there were only $10,000 in the administrator's hands that jury increased the award to $12,500 and Beu Hill went h )mo a sadder and a wiser man. Bill A hp. fcee my new line of Scrims, Drapery, &c.f E. Ii. Gay. WILSON, WILSON THE CAPITAL WHAT THE PRESIDENT ANT) POLITICIANS APsE DOING. THE SU'IRL OF I'OUTICS A 1' TION's' CAl'll-V'.. THE XAS j Washington, D. C, Feb. I Quite a political se 20, '91. ensation has followed the announcement of Senator Gorman, whose po litical a.stuteno-s cannot be gainsaid, that ho xrax not and would not under any combina tion of circumstances be a can didate before the Democratic National convention next year, and that ho favored the nomi nation of ex-President Cleve land as the strcngost and most available man, and proposed to do all in his power to get him nomiuate:!. It is yet to be seen what effect thij aunouncei uient will havo upon those Democratic Senators and Rep resentatives who have express-, ed the opinion that Air. Cleve land's letter against the free coinage oi silver nas uestroyea his availability as a caudidate and what adds to the interest cf the situation is the fact that some of these gentlemen have been, since the publication of Mr. Cleveland's letter, strougly in favor of nominating Senator Gorman. It seeni3 strange that three Democratic Senators should have cast their vctes for such palpable "job" as that con tained in the Senato amend ment to the diplomatic appro priation bill, which trives a subsidy of 3,000,000 to the company, which as yet only ex ists on paper, that proposes to lay a cable between Sin Fran cisco aud the Sandwich Islands, but they did. It is not be lieved that the Louse will con cur in the amendment, at any rate lo Democrat should vote to do a thing eo foreign to all the principles of the cratic party. Rumors have been thick and fasf this we?k Demo- flying about the now Secretary of the Treas ury. One day it was Repre sentative Cannon, tha next day Clarkson and to-dy, ic io ex Gov. ("Calico Charley") Foster, of Ohi It is Ltlieved that Mr. Harrison has determined upon the man, and his nomina tion Is lookei for every day. Senator Quay's much adver tised spe3ch of vindication fell as flat in the Senate as one of Senator Blair's educational bars angus, and he has gone to Florida to sok consolation in fishing. The general deficiency bill Is this year 38,000,000. Is it strange that the surplus has disappeared? The international copyright bill has been jsjod by the Senate with several amend ments, which maizes its becom ing a law at this session yery doubtful. The Republicans in the House are so ir,n"h alarmed lest wicked Democrats should interfere with th ;r plans dur- ing the closing rur'h of the ses- 1iTI tfint telegraphic appeals have bieu si Republicans nt to all absent bagging them to come here and remain until the 9nd of the session. What they are specially wanted for is to pass the subsidy shipping bill, which is opposed by nearly all of the Democrats. ' Representative-elect Jerry Simpson, and several of his Farmers' Alliance to be col leagues in the uxt ilouss, are in town. Th?. y are recipients of a great deal of attention at the Capitol. The House committee on Coinage to-day reported the free coinage bill to the House, but the general belief seems to be that its friends wiil not suc ceed in getting it before the House, but they intend to try very hard to do so. Senator Plumb despairing of getting his Joint resolution providing for the violation of existing law by the transfer of the employes of the Census bu reau to tho classified depart- mental ssrvico without the for- mality of a civil -ervice exam - j inati'on, has i t red it as an ! amendment to tho sundry civil j appropriation bill. It is commented upon rather unfavorably that Congress did not adjourn the day of Admir al Porter's funeral. Probably the most disagreea ble legislative duty ever per iormea oy senator ingaiis wasi the presentation by him this1 week of the cr. dt.ntials of John A. Peifc-r, Senator-elect from ! the State of Kansas for the term beginning March 4th, ' nest. . Notwithstanding the almost i daily reiteration of the charge that somewhere in the neigh borhood of one fourth of the enormous amount of money paid out by the Pension bu 13flS THOU AIJI'ST AT, BE COUNTY, NOIITH reau is paid on fraudulent claims iiq Republican in or out of Congress has proposed ari investigation for the purpose of purging the rolls of such names as may be shown to be there fraudulently. Thia, as well as other things will be thoroughly looked into by the next Hour-e. Representative Payson, of Illinois, was elected Speaker pro tern of the House, this week, during the sickness of Speaker Reed. The Republicans are begin ning to be frightened at the prospect of losiug control of the Senate. It is new regarded as certain that the McKinley tariff law will be repealed out- right or greatly modified in 1893, if not-next year. The Republicans iu Congress are evidently determined to make hay while the sunshines. The latest sub-idy scheme is the adoption by the Senate of an amendment lo the Diplo matic Appropriation bill grant ing a subsidy of $3,000,000, in annual instalments of $250,000, to a company that proposes to lay a cable between San Fran cisco and the Sandwich Islands. All this business will ba stop ped when the Government is controlled by the Democrats. Will Mr. Harrison make speeches on the financial ques tion when he visits the Pacific coast this spring? "Fighting Bob" Kennedy, of Ohio, should make a reply to Senator Quay's speech. Mr. Cleveland has written a letter against the free and un limited coinage of silver. No fiies on that man's nerve- What Cowards be these Con gressmen. Voting by tellers the House of Representatives by a large xaajority voted for giviug each member of that body a clerk 'et $l,2C0 a year, but upon a roll call upon the fame question it was over whelmingly defeated. The reason is obvious. la tbe first place the vote was by acclama tion and the members were not individually recorded, while iu the latter it was by roll call, and each, member's vote was permanently recorded in the Congressional Record. If Mr. Harrison can stand the coat of white wash that has been given to Commissioner of Pensions Uaum, he can stand anything. The men who achieve repu tation are usually the ones that take care of themselves. Sena tor Gorman, tbe great Demo cratic leader of the Senate, gets up every morniug at G o'clock, sits oue hour at his dinner, and never allows himself to be in terrupted when at his meals. He never uses either tobacco or liquors in any shape, and makes it a rule after a bath, which is taken daily always at the same hour, to taks a long walk in the. open air. No physician could give you better health riiles than these. According to the New York Herald Mr. Blaine's reciproci ty treaties will not reciprocate. The death of Admiral Porter and General Shermau, the two last great commanders on the Union side, during the late Civil war, reminds us that death has been kinder to the great commanders on the Con federate side, of whom John son, Longstreet, Early, Gordon aud Beauregard are still living. These hide bound high pro tection Republicans vho are just uow shouting themselves hoarse over the little reciproci ty treaty that Mr. Blaine has negotiated with Brazil, seem to forget that reciprocity and free trade are synonymous. But they are, all the same. New Foundland wants to join the Union at once, wheth er or not, and she hasn't even asked the consent of either John Bull or Uncle Sam. Bet ter wait awhile, brethren, There are soma formalities that must be gone through with first. Oh, there's uo danger, say most pi isoiis suffering from catarri. lint we say there is great danger, and nnless oue uses Old Saul's Ca tarrh Cure in time, the disease may become chronic. Baby is king all the world over. As ibs rule shoaM be, as quiet as possible, fail not to provide it with Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup for all the ailments incident to its condition. It is a safe remedy. Mrs. Liura Hart, Beanlort. S. C, wiites: "A loathsome form of blood poison was killing m?. My appetite was I(Kst, my bones acbed, and part of my flesh seemed as if it wo ild come off my bones. A friend brought ms a bottle of B. B. B. The sores began healing at once, and when 1 had taken two bottles I surprised my friends at my rapid recovery." THY COUNTHY'S, THY UOD'S, ' . . v-.-v . a I i (,119 II III .111 Y.IIH I CAROLINA. MARCH 5, 1891. TALES TO WILSON CO- PEOPLE. j THE GIFTED TEXAN MAKES A xvi.aviM r 1LL.M A I) Dk ESS. THE VITAL PRINCIPLES OF THE ALLI ANCE ABLY ENUNCIATED, Ben Terrell, of Texap, spoke h-re last Friday. Hh words were adN dressed to Wilson connty people, and mc.e paiticolarly to Alliance, men. His speech was the very best of its kind ever delivered here. It gave better satisfaction, more pleacure, and clearer information than any we have ever heard. The verdict was "it can't Ik hear." He addressed himself to tbe aims and demands of the Alliance and nar rated the condition thc had led to its organization and existence. He was clear, positive and em phatic in his assertions aud defied contradiction. In appearance Mr. Terrell is a striking figure, of medium s'ze, large, full head, almost bald, brisu in if grey moustache, piercing, pene trating voice and steel-grey eyes that twinkie humorously or pirkle with determination like tbe saber's flash There is no maguetism about him, save that of cold facts, and jet a Urge crowd (the court house was ueusely packed) listen ed to him for two hours and fifteen minutes and the very best order and closest attention obtained. Mr. Terrell was introu?ed to the audience of Prof. W. S. Barnes, in a few wtll cbosen words and at 11:15 began his address. The fol lowing is a synopsis, as gathered by the Advance mau : He began by saying that there was sometning dangerous in the condition of affairs at present. I am not here to tHl anecdotes to make yon laugh, but to discu&s economic and financial questions to make you think and realize- Some men will readily acknowledge that a bad condition exists but they cau't see the need of a change the need of the Alliance. I do. Now s?bat is tbe Alliance? It is: 1st. A secret organization. 2u;. A fraternal organization. As suoh it must be secret. Mason ry and OJd Fellowship are Mmply fraternal organizations aud if you do away with tbe secrecy how long would they last ! They would be farces. As a fraternal organiza tion the Alliance equals iu aims any of tbem. He hoped those present who were not members would give it justice. We could not have it fraternal without being secret. Why not admit tbe lawyer, merchaut and physician, you ask ? Because it seeks to ad vance morally, ment illv, socially, financially and pecuniarily, ibe con dition of farmers. Novr you can't join the Bankers Association. It is not secret, but you must be a banker in order to have a vote in its deli Derations. Railroad corpora tions are called into council to pro mote their interests, to make money for tuemselves. Every city of im portance has its Board of J Trade to look after it.i interests. Ycu can't find any of tLese orgair.z vtions that will call a delegation of farmers from any sectiou to help them sets tie their questions. Now you know this is so ano h is not inconsistent; for tbe larmer to organize. There fore I opine that your objection to the Alliance as a secret organize tion is a captious one. They ought to have tbe s ime rights and privil eges as other people. I balieve tbe elegibility clause should be kept close. Tbe door should oe kept closed. All men do not think alike For that reason it had been said that tbe Farmers' Alhauce would fail. It was argued that they would not have sense enough to reconcile thtir differences as other organi zations bad done. I want to say that the farm ers have come together. Jiacb man speaks his own mmd, ex presses bis own opiniou. It is manly, intelligent aud right to do so. Then they vote as a unit on questions affecting them. Attend to your own affairs and let other people alone. You ought to do that. (Applause.) When you look around you and see the condition of affairs, how yonr wife is poorly dressed and your lamily deprived of all the luxuries of lite, if you fail to stand together and provide for those dependent on you the Bible says you are worse than an infi vel. (Applause.) 3rd a tmainess organization. You are charged by trying by concert ot action aud buying in large quantities, to parcb:r?e goods as cheap as possible. There is no sentiment iu that. It's business. Your merchants do tha same and they will hell for every uickle they can get. Yon will sell ycur cotton for 1100 per bale, if you can, and then be dissatified. So act uat urally, all of yu Let the farmer buv as cheap as he can and sail as high, for when lie tbe rodicer acN vancea his interests, all others are bettered. This is to of no other calling, It is shameful that the farmer is opposed by the mer chants whose interests are identi cal. Whatever condition makes wages low aLd the larmer in a poor fix causes, tbe merchant to suffer. As a business organization the farmers are looking iuto mat ters. They have learned that the retail merchant is not the source AMD TRUTHS." of xfortiou. It lies deeper. - If conditions make the merchant py 20 per c;xit, more for goods he does not lose ir. You pay it. You have but one way to hurt the mer chaut and I wid tell jou how: Buy tbtir goods on time. Bay all you en all they have. Then plant your crop and go fishing. That will break the last one of them. (Laugbter,) Now suppose youdo this, what good will bs accomplished. We are foolish to antagonize each other, while we are fighting like Kilkenny cats our liberties are being stolen. Yon j nave common interest! and VOUr good common sense ought to make you quit it. He thought it good policy to sup port tne business Agency. EnabU it to buy cheap. Get the lowest price, act intelligently, and buv from whom yoa please even if he has boms and smells like brim stone. He said a farmer could not sell his crop wuere be pleased under the present condition of affairs. He entered into the question cf tare on cotton and explained how 30 pounds was deducted, it mattered not what a bale was covered with. He next paid his respects to the credit system and denounced it roundly. As long as it is in vogae yon are at a disadvantage. You bind yourself to trade with one man. He skins you. You cry. 116 onght to skin yoa if you permit him to. Yoa give a merchant a mortgage and trade with him al most to its limit. You come in one day and your crops look sick. The merchant walks to tbe back door and looks our. You ask the clerk for a piece of domestic and he throws down the worst looking price in the store. You ask the piece and ho names it high enough. Yoa aay you cau't pay it and ho throws it back on tbe shelf and says you needn't to if you don't want it (a voice in the audience: "I've been right there'') Now if yoa have the cash when you enter a store yoa are met at the door by tbe merchant, who pats you on tbe back aud goes right behind the counter throws down best piece of domestic iu tlm .iu.o and says its just so much to you. Do you blaui tbe merchant! Idon't. You say you cannot buy for cash f I'll tell you how we did down in Texs as. My subsAlllancowas CO strong. We had some men who won solvent We went to San Antonio, 40 miles away, gave our note and borrowed money fpom a bank. We let each man haye what he needed monthly We bought oar goods for cash, li"ed close, wore bad clothes, made every edge cut aud at the end of three years we were able to pay our own way. Now when you trade on time, mistakes can be made. You don'; keep books. You must abide by what yonr merchant says your nccoant i. Do not kick. I couid tell you jokes about mer chants anri make you langh, bat I would be a contemptible dema gogue if I didn't tell you the truth. We, in Texas, bought where we coald. Did thac hurt our borne merchants ? Well, it squeezed out some that had no business there. Every merchant here would say God speed tbe day when yoa can all pay cash lor what you buy. But, above all, yoa must do yoar duty to all men. If that is wrong tbe Alliance is wrong. He said that the Alliance mast go into politics to advance the moral, social, mental and financial condition of the farmers. We most study government. That is politics. We must change the fi nancial policy of the present gov ernment to bring the relief we need. We have orgauized for re lief. Criticism is invited, but we want it to be fair and just. Ho declared that the Alliance mast be nonpartisan. Men ofev- ery party are wanted. We an tagonize no party. We have not asked the Democratic or Republi can party for anything. He de nounced drawiug the Ma3on and Dixon hue. Sectionalism is dead, and its great embodiment, John J. Ingaiis, has been repudiated by his people. The Alliance brought it about and if they had not went with clean hands they could have accomplished nothing. lie wanted it distinctly under stood that tbe Alliance was uon partisan the tail to no party's kite, and he hoped the papers of North Carolina would report him right aud not misrepresent the Al liance. Hetheusaid tbe Alliance de mauds are 1st. That lands now belonging to aliens and corporations shall be reclaimed for' the public good. If I own the Boil, I own the people, and such a condition should not be allowed in free America. It exists in Ireland. There are no braver, liberry-loving people than the Irish and why is such a state of affairs! That proud race could not have been enslaved except by allowing corporations and monopolists to oirn her soil. Oar fate will be the same. ToNday men who ewe no allegiance to oar government own 01,000,000 acres of land foreign ers, all of them. You can't reahze it here. Half of Kansas is thus owued. $83,000,000 is annually paid foreigners as interest at 8 per cent. 30 years ago there was not a foot of land so owued, we bad no millionaires and no tramps. To day we have 15,000 millionaires and 40,000 tramps. The gulf is constantly widening between Dives and Lazarus If we demand that Monroe'fl doe'rine, "America for Americans," be carried out, and these lands redeemed, are we tar from right! And yet you cry at us 'partisanship,' I say that such a cry mast be hashed and we must all look t the preservation of our liberties. 2nd We demand that 'hpgoveniN ment shall control transportation aud prevent its abuses. The first thing to be considered is discrimi nation. I do not Indie ve there is any right in discrimination in freight and passenger tariffs. Railroads are public highways for the public goou. All highways must ba equally free or they are an abuse. Now haveut we the light to say this must stop T By discrim inatiou a railroad ean break any town or build up another. Our de- l 1 r , ? ???rt lT" ' v u.8uiMiji,. iuc nave Decome entangled iu politics. If a maa does not suit them they use the money wrung from yoa to de feat him. They have bought courts and legislations. Tbe road beds are their properly bat I do ob ject to their goiug any f urther. He told how railroads controlled the price of western wheat aud corn. When competition comes in and controls thiugs be stood hands off. He did not blame Transportation Companies for niakiug all 'they could. He would do It too. The people wore to blame. I la charged both parties with having accepted help from Railway corporations. Oar platform is to stand on, not to get in. All our officers from Col. Polk down have been accused of trying to use the Alliancu to get iu offioe with. Col. loik had been accused of wanting a seat in the U. S. Senate. 1 don't bhwno him. Such an ambition is a laudable one. I don't au.iw a sensi ble man who does not want that honor. Bat God forbid that the Order should ever ba prostituted to such ignoble purpo.-es. Doo't favor a man because he belongs to the Alhauce s nd vied versa. Now let me digress juS hera to say that I have heard members say: 'I won't vote for that man. Deis I a lawyer.'' Now that' prejudice. He eulogized lawyers highly. There are some bad liwyern some yoa can buy for 2.50. Bat tlie.v are few. There are broad, generoun, good men in all callings and there are little oues. I have seen one soul so little that it could Uoat around in a mustard caed for 12 days and never cross itn path. Yoa have no right to your preju dices. Judge a man by what he is aud not oy what his avocation may be. The Alliaoce wants to do away with prejudice 3rd. Reform in financial sys tem is demanded. The present system is the devil fisli that has been squeezing the lifo out of ns. I lay down this proposition: The amount of money and the amount of goods for sale fixes the price. In 1865 the war ceased. Money was plentiful. Thousands of men weut West, pre-empted land and built small boases. Wheat was worth Jl 95 per bashel, com 1 00 and beef 5 cents per p u.id. Eis teru speculators went out aud loaned money to build better hous es. Tbi'ii the currency was con tracted and the debt that could then be paid by one bushel of wheat or oue pound of beef now requires four to liquidate it. This makes a debt four limes as much as men then got value lor. Is this right? We saw the President and asked that tiie circulation ol money be increased. He aaid it would cause innocent men who held these dsbts to suller. I asked him which would be btfer, that these few innocent should stiller (rich men who can afford to lone) or that millions should fcufl'ei? His answur was, gojil morning gentle men and wo were politely bowed out. We ask that the circulation be increased. I do not care how it is doue. He favored tbe free coinage of silver and gold and one money good for all purposes Mr. Cleve land opposes free coinage. Who the devil Is Mr. Cleveland, anyhow, (a voice: A demogogue.) He is worth millions, and only a man. The Democrats will compromise this question and so will the Ke publicans. They ad want the ofli ces. Now we are going to have free coinage, and chock the robbery of corporations and we are with the party that does it world without end, amen ! Th sub-Treasury plan wts fully and ably disous.-ed, It is simply a phio t distribute money. Some one has y.iid we t'eire the Govern ment to loan us ino:.ey. We do not. We want money distributed to the people. That is all. It is said it is unconstitutional for the government to loan money. It loaned one hundred million each to the Pacific Railroad and it is now proposed to loan the Nicaragua canal tbe same amount. Money is a medium of exchange. A man Las to be worth $.10,000 ia orler to be a distributor. Tien the govern ment famishes him money at on per cent andhe loans it for what he can get. The farmer simply asks equal privilege.- Now in pro viding more money three thiugs are to be considered ; 1st. Is it a necessity. 2nd. Is the sec itity good. 3rd. Will it bring relief. Now no oue will deny that more money is needed in the fall. Tne currency is then contracted by throwing the entire cop on the market at oue time. The necessi ty is self evident and paramount. It you had money ycu would no' sell them when prices are low. You would get mosey, pay your mer chant, you would pay your creditors and he could his ciop when he desired. If yoa admit the need of a flexible currency you are for the nub-Treasury plan. No one cares for a particular bill. It's the plan ?e want. Now, about the security ill n Xon .ncl. 1-- - NUMBER 7 Non-perishable farm products, ouly real basis for security in world. The merchant would sell you unless he believed 1 .ie 1 ho nit u wonld raise a crop. Now if this security is not good, where will joa ana 11 j &o wny not make the far mer a distributor! There has been nothing said about the Bill except that its unconstutional. Wei!, if the constitution is such a little flimsy thing that tho far mers can not secure relief, I am in favor of doing like our wives do when their dresses get too small; put a gusset in it. Then the ware houses are a bone of contention, lias the government a right to make internal imorovements ! Ii, has been in the habit cf spending Immense amounts on creeks and rivers. He closed with an earnest ap peal lor Alliancemen to attend the meetings of their Sub Alliance and educate themselves. Money inu-n not mle America. Men must. I do not know the future. I know this; on the 22nd of February. 1892, the Confederated Organiza tions will hold a meeting in Wash ington City. They will formulate their demands and they will be presented to the Democratic and Republican Conventions, If they are not engrafted in Jeither of their platforms aud Cleveland and Blaine are nominated there will bo a third party in the field and a res alar monkey and parrot of a tune In reference to the negro he Lis vored educating and organizing them, and permitting them to vote for Katie aud the baby too. He depicted the state of affiirs when scalawksrs and camet ba-rirers came South and took charge ol 1 in- negio. Intelligent white men should con trol them. The time h ripe for them to break loose frem the old ties and stand for men .ud not 'or party. In conclusion he said lb paper should be supported : borne lair and just. 1c belo'i t.) ,u mid you ought to keep postvo. The org ins of the organization sbo'il i he read uy every meniltei. CUBfcN GIEL3. How They Ef&si a Nor'h Carclin ian. Mr. Eugene G. Ilarrell, edi tor of the North Carolina Teacher and a former resident of Wilson, is in Cuba. In a letter to the llaleigh News Observer, dattd February 12th, he says. This is truly a land of perpetual summer. We sleep without covering, with the doors and windows all open, while a strong sea breeze ia always fanning the Island. The floors of all houses are marble or stone, aud have no carpetn. We walk upon the cool marble with our bare feet, and "it feels so nice." The houses are without chimneys, fireplaces or stoves, and such a thiug as a fire for warmth is unknown here. Tho regular dress of the working men and the clerks in stores is simply a gauze shirt, low nt the neck aud short sleeves, and a pair of linen pants. O ' mday they add only a vh... linen shirt to thia atti 0 and they are iu full dioss fcr clerking. The Havana ladies wear very light material in their dressas with their heads covered by only a Spanish lace which they have tho art of ar ranging in a most entrancing manner. A milliner would starve under the Havana pat ronage. No hats or bonnets are worn by these ladies when out walking or ridiug f n l when we visit the theatre or other public occasions we eay "Bless these bareheaded Cubans. Olf, that they would introduce the name popular fashion into the United States and thns aid us to for ever get rid of the big hat at the Opera." THE CUBAN GIRLS are beautilul beyond all de scriptions. Thoae great black eyes, and long lashes droop on lovely cheeks while a smile ha bitually pays upon a charming mouth with pearly teeth; their bewitching costumes of light and airy lawn's aud sitins, mantillas and laces hanging iu graceful folds from their jet black hair; their little tapering feet encased in very low slip pers with very high heels but no words can truly describe these tropical senoritas nor can anything elde m earth excell them in loveliness excep'. the girl 1 of North Carolina. NOT ONE IN TEN Of the people yon meet lrom day to day has perfectly pure healthy blood. The hered.tary scrofulous taint afflicts tbe large majority of people, while many others acquire diseases from impure mr, improper lood and wrong indulgences. H?nce the imperative necessity for a re liable blood parifier like Hood's Sar sapanlla, which eradicates every impurity, and gives to the olood vitality and health. It cures ecros iula, salt rheum, humors, boils, pim ples, and all other affections caused by impurities or poisonous germs in the blood. All that is aked for Hood's Saraaparilla is that it be given a fair trial.