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May 29, 1890, edition 1 /
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PROFESSIONS L COLUMN.
T It. ALLEN,
T V ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
Goldsboro, N. C.
Will practice in Sampson county.
I'll YSIClAN,SlRG EON AND DENTIST,
Oflicr in Lee's Drugstore, jo 7-lyr
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l PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
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residence oi' J. IT. Stevens on College
Street, je 7-lyr
II K. FA I SON,
LJL Attorney and Counsell
or at Law.
Office on Main Street,
will practice In courts ofSampsonand
adjoining counties. Also in Supreme
Court. All lu.sine.s.s intrusted to lii.s
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or at Law.
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joining counties. Kver attentive
ami faith to tlu, interests of all
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A "orney and Counsell
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Oflice on Wall Street.
Will practice in Sampson, IUaden,
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ties. Also in Supreme Court.
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Clinton and vicinity. L very thing
in the line of Dentistry done in the
best style. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Don't ask me to vary from this rule.
100 Upward, .f 100.
The readers of The Caucasian
will he pleased to learn that there is
at least ane dreaded disease that sci
ence has been able to cure in all Its
stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is the only positive
cure now known to the medical fra
ternity. Catarrh being a constitu
tional disease, requires a constitu
tional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is taken internally, acting di-rei-tly
on the blood and mucus sui
faces of the system, thereby destroy
ing the foundation of the disease,
and giving the patient streagth, bv
building up the constitution and as
sisting nature in doing its work.
The proprietors have so much faith
in its curative powers, that they of
fer One Hundred Dollars for any
t ase that it fails to cure.
Sent' for list of testimonials.
Address F. J. CHENEY & CO.,
tir-Sold by druggist at 75 cents.
Mr. Jones Tommy, when your
aunt comes you must kiss her and be
Tommy No, Pa, you just bet I
ain't going to kiss her.
Mr. Jones: Why not?
Tommy (aged 12) Great Scott!
Don't you ever read tho papers?
Halt the divorce suits, and shooting
scrapes come from
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You have heard your friends and
neighbors talking about it. You
may yourself be one of the many
who know from personal xperience
just how good u thing it is. If you
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ful thing about it is, that when once
given a trial, Dr. King's New Dis
covery ever after holds a place in the
house. If you have never used it
and should be afllicted with a cough,
cold or any Throat, Lung or Chest
trouble, secure a bottle at once and
give it a fair trial. It is guaranteed
every time, or money refunded.
Trial bottles free at Dr. It. II. Hol
lidayHs Drugstore, Clinton, N. C.
When you drive a nail into a wall,
clothes press, or closet, to hang
things on, drive it through a spool
up to the head. Select a spool with
a hole just large enough, so that the
nail will not split it.
The First Step.
Perhaps you are run down, '.-an't
eat, c n't sleep, can't think, can't do
anything to your satisfaction, and
you wonder what ails you. You
should hted the warning, you are
taking the first step into Nervous
Prostration. You need a Nerve
Tonic and in Electric Bitters you
will find tha exact remedy for re
storing your nervous system to its
normal, healthy condition. Surpris
ing results follow the use of this
Nerve Tonic and Alterative. Your
appetite returns, good digestion is
restored, and the Liver and Kidneys
resume healthy action. Try a bottle.
Price 50 tents, at Dr. It. II. Holli
oay's Drugstore, C'.inton, N. C.
Sudden deaths are all the rage, and
any number of people are dying this
year who never died before.
Backlen's Arnica Salve.
The best Salve in the world lor Cuts,
Ertises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fe
ver Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chil
blains, Coras, and all Sk:n Eruptions,
and positively cures Piles, or no pay
required. It is guaranteed to give per
lect satisfaction, or money refunded
Price 25 cents per box. For sale by
Dr. It. II. Holliday, Clinton, and J
11. Smith, Druggist, Mount Olive, N. C !
Tailors say that, the fast man ,-o
generally pretty slow about paying
up. xiusiou r-osi.
THE EDITOR'S CHAIR
HOW THINGS LOOK FROM
OUR STAND POINT.
The Opinion of The Editor and the
Opinion of Others which we
Can Endorse on the Various
Topics of the Day. -
Many scholar s have been men
tioned for the Chair at the Uni-
veisity marie vacant by the la
mented death of Dr. Mangum,
and we have been surprised that
all have overlooked the State's
mo.st distinguished literatus,
Prof. Henry K Shepherd, Pres
ident of the Charleston College,
It is true that literature is his
fort, but lie would fill with dis
tinction any station. Why not
transfer Dr. Hume to the Chair
of Mental and Moral Philoso
phy and place Prof. Shepherd
in the Chair of Literature ?
It'youshoull leceive a copy
of "The Faun and VJreside,"
published at Washington, D. C.
do not be misled by its false
doctrines. In its leading edi
torial it says:
"We are now ready lor the
war upon all that outrages, robs
and oppress American agricul
ture. Farmers, will you aid in
so glorious a work?"
IJut this is a syrens voice it
is a lie. The paper is owned
by monopolists and is intended
to lead the farmer off the track.
The Washington Post of May
the 21st siys editorially: Few
of the Congressmen speaking
under the five-minute rule have
managed to crowd more logic
and sarcasm into their speech.ee
than did Mr. McClammy, of
North Carolina. From the
Democratic standpoint the
N. rth Carolina Congressman
pointed out the vulnerable
points in the pending measure,
and he did it in a manner which
cannot fail to impress on the
minds of those wl'o read his
remarks tint it is indeed hard
to frame a tariff measure which
is not open to sectional objec
The News and Observer in a
long editorial on the alliance
and politics, says:
We do not object to the nomi
nation of an Alliance man for
any office, but we suggest that
to outlaw all who are not Al
liance men would breed ill
feeling that might be verv in
An ounse of prevention ij
worth a pound of cure. We ex
pect to work for the election of
Democratic ticket and wo
would just as lief everv man on.
it should be an Alliance man as
not, save and excent it would
be a great departure to outlaw
those ot ourfellow-citizens who
do nr t belong to that organize
The alliance will "outlaw' no
cla?s or professions. But it is
the duty which every farmer
owes to himself and his coun
try, whether a member of the
order or not, to see that every
man elected to legislate for tbe
people is an alliance man in
principle if not by membership.
The farmer must and will have
relief by stopping and blotting
out clas? legislation that has
worked so terribly to his de
triment If the man who can
and will do this with the most
zeal and effectiveness is not a
member of the order, the alli
ance will support him, for it
will be to its interest to do so.
The alliance is not organized to
parcel the offices of the country
out to its members, but to de
mand the righting of wrongs,
and the enactment of just laws
and the recognition and esta
blishments of great principl s.
It has been but little more
than a quarter of a century since
President Linclon predicted
that corporations would be en
throned, that the property of
the country would be concen
trated, and that the Republic
itself would be overthrown. Al
ready the first two predictions
have come true with t. e pre-
cesion and unerring certainty of
the divine prediction of holy-
1L JTJ.IL lUVlO)llio
writ, and the Fanrers Alliance
may be powerless to prevent
the terrible realization of the
third. If the order succeeds
the dire calamity may beairest-
1 v a .
ea. ji it can make any im
press on legislation and f-.-rce
the government to faithfully
observe the execute for all the
citizens alike, the guaran
tee of liberty, protection
of property and the pur
suit of happiness, then the
gathering storm of righteous
indignation at outraged justice
will be dispelled before its fury
The people of Charlotte,
who are as patriotic as they are
inlerprisimr, will erect a
monument to the memory of
the signers of the famous
Mecklenburg Declaration of
Independence. The shaft will
be unveiled on the next anni
versary, May 20th, 1891.
Till MONKY QUESTION.
Under this head for the last
month we have been publish
ing from day today the opinion?
ot the world's greatest financiers
upon the effects of contracting
the currency. Stated in different
languages and in varying illus
trationn they have all arrived
at the conclusion that a diminu
tion of the circulating medium
to an am tint below what is
essential to be the business of
the people is one of the very
greatest evils that can afflict
them the greater because it is
insidious and not discoverable
except by the thoughtful, and
involying a knowledge of affairs
not possessed by the average
The reader who has followed.
even with slight attention, the
extracts from the wcrksof these
great thinkers and political
economists, cannot fail to see
that they have described as the
evils consequent to the scarcity
of money in other countries, all
those which now so sorely op
press our people. They have
proved that :
(1.) Contraction of the curren
cy depresses prices.
(2.) MaKes business stagnant.
(3.) Encourages speculation
and gamblingupon the exchange.
(4.) jb osiers monopoly.
(5.) Puts th& disorganized
classes at the me.cy of the
(0.) Strikes first and hardest
(7.) Destroys the faith and
credit of those engaged in legi
(8.) Pauperizes the poor and
makes princes of the rich.
lhey show us conclusively.
also, (if any proof were needed
mac ootn goia ana silver are
Hie legitimate measures aud
media of exchange, that the de-
monitization of either is a fear
ful blunder, and that such de
mon itization coupled with the
constant withdrawal from circu
lation of the paper currency is
a crime against humanity. We
intend to agitate the financial
troubles now upon us until
some remedy is found. Intelli
gent discussion and earnest
attention of the people to this
matter must result in some
practical remedv. To conclude
otherwise would be a reflection
upon our people. State Chroni
Let the voters of each Con
gressional District, by all means,
seo that the man they send to
Congress is sound on the money
IJOYKIN AND ALLEN.
We are reluctant to anticipate
the actions of any individual as
to the exercise of his legal fran
chise much less the wishes of a
large and intelligent communi
ty, but we feel safe in saying
however, that the next nominat
ing convention for the 6th Judi
cial District would certainly
fail to reflect the earnest wishes
of a majority of the best people,
if the convention which is to
be held on the 6 th day of July
next In the town of Kinston,
does not name Hon. PZdwin T.
Boykin for Judge and Hon. O. H.
Allen for Solicitor, for the sixth
From an extended friendsliip
with these gentlemen, and
being placed in a position by
reason of professional duties to
make an estimate of the learn
ing, capacity, ability and
Christian deportment of these
gentlemen, we do not hesitate
to say that the ermine could
not grace more manly shoulders
than Judire Bovkin nor could
the State be more fortunate in
a prosecuting Office than our
clever, conscientious Oliver H.
Allen. La Grange Spectator.
i I J ff ' ' AY A
kimoornoy and Wliito
CLINTON, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1890.
It h every woman's duty, first to hroelfi
w-cond to li r family, and third to o-ietr U
apjHar near, attractive and to an advantage
in every way posioIe.
With the approach of warm
er weather begins again the
reign of the white cambric peM
ticoat. The dark silk petticoats
that Lave been so much worn
during the cold month? will be
laid aside, and although light
colored silk petticoats will be
Worn somewhat, there can be
nothing preaier, daintiei or
more refined than a prettily
trimmed white cambric skirt.
They will be worn entirely in
the house under gowns of thin
and light materials. These
skirts are elaborately trimmed
with torchon or valenciennes
lace, and are ruffled and tucked.
The front has a deep flounce
edged with lace three inches
deep; above this three small
tucks and lace insertion two
inches de3p, three tucks and
insertions; the back of the skirt
has three laces on nainsook
flounces, the laces falling a lit
tle oyer each othe. Another
skirt has an edging of torchon
lace, oyer this a flounce of em
broidered muslin, half over this
a torchon lace ruffle on a muslin
flounce, with three little tucks;
the back with three flounces
edged with torchon. These
skirts are very similar, the dif
ference being in the laces used
and in the arrangement of the
tucks and insertions, both skirts
being made with one deep
flounce in front and three be
Fancy ribbons in nlaids.
stripes or brocaded, are much
n demand for warden hats or
for hats for every day wear.
These hats are usually of coarse
straw, in dark colors, and are
trimmed with Ioods of ribbon
in front of the crown and be
Butterflies continue in fash
ion, lhey are in jet, steel, tin
sel, lace or of ribbon, velvet or
of anything that the mind of
woman can devise.
In fact, we cannot go far wrong
in the shaping of trimmings of
a hat this season. If the large
bat flares and does not suit vour
particular style of beauty bend
it any way you rdease until vou
get the becoming bend, and you
are all right. If you do not
want a big hat there are innu
merable small ones, one of which
is sine to suit you.
So, too, with gowns. If the
tignt-fitting gown does not suit
your figure, the loosely draped
gown and vest are quite as fash-j
ionable. All types of beauty j
and all kinds of figures may
give thanks to Dame Fashion
for this season's styles.
Polonaises are worn a?ain.
Jerseys now come with velvet
Leg-of-mutton sleeves should
have only one seam.
ihe glory of thh dress now
rests in the corsage, the skirt
being a secondary consideration.
upen-worli ertects are a nota
ble feature of this season's
Spring bonnets this year are
prettier than for a lontr time.
The low crowns in bright colors
or decked with tasteful flowers
area vast improvement over
disgusting decorations of dead
Dirds or the tall ungainly hat
whose chief office it seemed
was to prevent half the audience
at an entertainment from get
ting a glimpse at th stage or
THE VALUE OF A "SUPERIOR WIFE."
A Virginia jury in a lower
court rendered a verdict of
6,000 for the loss by accident
oi a "superior" wife, and this
finding was affirmed by the
court above. So we can have
no hesitancy if we have a sup
erior wife in adding an extra
$6,000 to our assets when nmk-
ing our repoit to Bradstreet and
A doctor of Toulouce, France,
reports to the Academy of
Medicine that he has discovered
a sure cure for croup. It is a
very simple one a tablespoou
f oi of flour of sulpher in a
tuinber of water. After three
days of the treatment his
patients were rescued from im
minent death and fully recover
ed. What think our physicians
of the new remedy?
Doa't Feel Well,
And yet you are not sick enough to
consuii a doctor, or you retrain from
so doing for fear you will alarm j our
self and friends we will tell you
iust what vou need. It i TTHa
Sarsaparilla, which will lift you out
of that uncertain. uncomfYvrtnhle.
dangerous condition, into a state of
t i i
goou neaitn, conndence and cheerful
ness. You've no idea hnw Tvnront.
this medicine is in cases like yours.
THE CENSUS TAKERS.
C. P. Lockey, the supervi-sor
for this census district, has ap
pointed the following parties to
take the census in Sampson,
Duplin, Bladen, and Cumber
Bladen Jno. S. Cain, Monroe
Hester, Bruce M. Roberts, Alex.
McDonald, Robt. L. Bryan, Jas.
K. Melvin, Alfred Atkinson,
Daniel Leonard, Jno. J. Bright,
Rufus Register, Jno. Newell. D.
M. Sutton, Win. T. Pridgen.
Cumberland -Jno. C. Cnrrie,
Hector M. Pate. Simon Goodwin,
"Warren Carver, Allan A.McCas
kill, James M. Jessup, John C.
Blocker, Mi?s Ethel Wicker, W.
M. Monroe, Malcom N. Monroe,
Win. W. McDugald, Robert M.
OrreJl, Thos. H. Williams.
Duplin Harold E. Blackmore,
Richard W. Bovette, Kinsey
Jones, Henderson Jones, John F.
Maxwell, Lafayette Smith, Par
ker D. Robbins, Caleb D. Brad
ham, Scott Stanford, Franciscus
II. Kissner, Sickles O. Beaman,
A. K. Middleton.
Sampson William E. Herring,
Lisbon township; Rev. W. C,
Merritt, Taylor's Bridge ; Fred.
F. Newton, Franklin; John E.
Fowler, Turkey; Rev. C. P. Je
rome, Piney Grove ; D. P. Darae
ron, Newton Grove ; Jos. J. Wil
son, Westbrook ; Geo. W. High
smith, Halls; Wm. S. Jackson,
Mingo ; John L. Autry, Dismal ;
Wm. J. Fisher, Honey cut t's; D.
A.Cooper, Little Coharie ; John
Home, McDaniel ; Oscar J. Pe
terson, South Clinton ; Captain
James H. Robinson, North Clin
ton Tbe following are the ques
tions to be asked :
1. Christian name in full.
2. Whether a soldier, sailor or
mariue during the ciril war.
(United States or Confederate),
or widow oi such person.
3. Relationship to head of
4, Whether white, black, mu
latto, quadroon, octoroon, Chi
nese, Japanese or Indian.
6. Age at recent birthday. If
under one vear of age in months.
7. Whether single, married.
widowed, or divorced.
8. Whether married during
the census year (June 1, 1889, to
May 31, 1890.)
9. Mother of how many child-
red, and number of these child
This inquiry is to be made con
cerning all women who are or
have been married, including
those widowed or divorced.
10. Place of birth.
11. Place of birth of father.
12. Place of birth of mother.
13. Number of years in United
14. Whether naturalized.
15. Whether naturalization
papers have been taken out.
16. Profession, trade or occu
17. Months unemployed, du
ring census year (June 1, 1889,
to Way 31, 1890 )
18. Attendance at school (in
months) during the census yenx
(June 1, 1889, to May 31, 1890.)
19. Able to read.
20. Able to write.
21. Able to speak English. If
not, the language or dialect
22. Whether suffering from
acute or chronic disease, with
iiime of disease and length of
of time afllicted.
If a person is suffering from
acute or chronic disease so as to
be unable to attend to ordinary
business or duties, give the
mme of tbe disease and the
length of time that it 1 as lasted.
23. Whether defective in mind,
sight, heariug. or speech, or
whether crippled,maimedor de
formed, with name of defect.
If a rerson is mentally or phy
sically defective, state the na
ture of the defect.
24. Whether a prisoner, con
vict, homeless child or pauper.
25.. Is the home you live in
hired, or is it owned bv the head
or by a member of the family ?
26. If . owned by head or mem
ber of family, is the home free
from mortgage incumbrances ?
27. If the head of family is a
farmer, is the farm which he cul
tivates hired, or is it owned by
him or bv a member of his
28. If owned by head or mem
ber of family, is the farm free
from debt ?
It is not within the choice of
a&y inhabitant of the United
States whether he will or will
not communicate the informa
tion required by the census law.
By the 15th eec. of the Act ap
proved March 1, 1889, it is pro
"That each and every person more
than 20 years of age, belonging to
any l amity residing many enumera
tion district or-sub-division, and in
case of the absence of the heads and
other members of any such family:
then any representative of such fam
ily shall be, and each of them here
by is required, if thereto requested
by the superintendent, supervisor, or
enumerator, to render a true account
to the best of his or her knowledge
of every person belonging to such
family in the various particulars re
quired by law, and whoever shall
willfully fail or reftise shall be guil
ty of a misdemeanor, and uponcou
vietion thereof shall be fined in a
sum not exceeding one hundred Jol
lars." Our Farmers' Column.
to those who till
"There U no material iirogrtus that la well
baaed and permanent without agricultural
The Commissioner of Agiicul
ture, Mr. John Robinson, is
planning a series of Farmers'
Institutes to be held at various
points in tho State, to be aided
in the work by Professors
Massr ey and Chamberlain, of the
State Agricultural College.
These meetings are entirely
practical, and will no doubt be
beneficial in broadening the
ideas of the farmers and in
giving them a better under
standing of what scientific far
ming is. Many a farmer has
used the wrong manure on a
given lot or portion of the farm.
We saw General David Clark,
of Halifax county, buying a
ship load of guano in 1860 for
which lie paid some $12 or $14
a ton. We asked why he did
not use the Peruvian? He said
he had had all parts of his vast
plantation uualyzed by a
thorough chemist, and that his
soil contained more thin enough
of the prop jrties or elements to
be found in the Peruvian. That
he used supplied precihely what
was lackeng in the soil and that
he would not use the Peruvian
at any price. By tin way, we
saw sixty ploughs running side
by side iu his vast river bottoms.
It was pretty to see,
Which Grass Is Best.
Variety of grasses grown in
the State. In order to find out
which of the grasses was con
sidered the bes i. general Durnose
grass in the State, the following
question was sent out by the
State Commissioner of Agricul
ture: What variety do you consider
best? To this question there
were 82 answers favorintr orch
ard grass, 58 timothy, 23 red
clover, and from 2 to 15 favor
ing the following varietes in
their order, red top, herd's
gress, crab gras., lucerne, John
ston grass, native meadow,
millet, bermuda, bull trrass.
feather grass, pearl grass, dog
loot ana blue top. This array
shows what varieties are sown.
and is some indication as to
which are most profitable in
Tha "Reidsville Weakly"
thinks there is a change for the
better in boys leaving the farm
and gives it expression in the
f -llowing: "There was a time
when our young men would
flock from the farms to the
towns and cities in search of
lighter and more lucrative em
ployment, but since public in
terest is becoming so clearly
manifest in argiculture, and
the best talent of the country
is being appropriated to it, and
labor-saving machinery and
scientific methods are being so
universally introduced, our boys
are recognizing farming to be a
field for the widest develop
ment, and many who have left
them like true prodigals a.-
returning and are again enlist
ing themselves in the "National
necessity." God grant that this
may continue, and His chosen
profession may prosper."
Bays the "American Farmer,"
with great truth. It is a re
markable fact that a farmer
who produces a large or unusu
ally profitable crop, oa one thit
has been unusually successful,
you will find that he commen
ced farming with a small farm
and only increased in size as his
means increased and only as he
could give the same care and
attention to the additional
acres that he formerly gave to
the original. Small farms, as a
rule, pay better than large ones.
Oats are not only the mst
natural lood for horses, but are
decidedly tbe most nutritious.
When properly cuied they are
the safest feed of any kind of
grain, and horses fed on them
will stand more fatigue than
upon any other food.
, Charcoal is wonderfully use
ful article to feed . it poultry
It acts on the blood and tone:
it up, the results of which are
readily noticeable in the bright
color of the comb and wattles
and activity displayed by the
ALLIANCE NOTES, DISCUS
SIONS AND THE DOINGS
OP THE VARIOUS
rOPLAU GROVE ALLIANCE NO. 61C.
Mr. Editor Dear Sir: At a
regular meeting du May the 9th
1890 a resolution was passed
and ordered to be tent to your
paper for publication.
Whereas it is the object of
this fraternity to put down all
Trust Monopoly's and combina
tions. Therefore be it lesolved
that we as a body of members
do ignore the combination of
the Doctors of Duplin county
and condemn these resolutions
of tho Medical Fraternity.
L. M. Lewis, Sec'y.
What it i Doing ia North Carolina.
The Chronicle had a short
interview yesterday with Mr.
E. C. Beddingficld, secretary of
the Farmer' Alliance,and learn
ed the following :
There are 2,095 sub alliances
on the roll and over 2.0G5 iu
good working order, besides 91
county alliances. Every coun
ty in the State is now organized
except Dare and New Hanover,
both of which are expected to
be organized during the sum
mer. Orer one hundred and
twenty alliances have been
organized since the 9th of Janu
ary. The organization is iu a
healthy condition in almost
every section of the State aud
a good crop of lecturers
is at work in those sections
where it is least properous. The
members are taking moru in
terests in public affairs than
ever before and it is likely that
the primary conventions iu the
ruial districts will be very
largely attended this summer.
The State Business. Agency
has been a decided success. The
trade has fallen off somewhat
in the last few weeks but they
still do a large volume of busi
ness. It has saved thousands
of dollars to the meirbeis of
the Order during the past
season. State Chronicle.
The Progressive Farmer of
last week had a thoughtful edi
torial upon the proposition laid
down by s )me that the present
low price of agricultural pro
ducts are due to over-produc
tion. It asserts that we raised
9J bushels of wheat per capita
in 1881 and 7 J per caoi a in
1887, and that the average price
iu 1881 was $1 .15 per bushel and
now it is 70 cents. We assume
that these figures are correct.
If so, it is clear that over-prc-
duction is not what is the mat
ter, and our contemporary calls
upon the diagnosticians to guess
again. It says the trouble is
with the finacial system of our
government, and we do not
think the correctness of the
conclusion admits of a doutt.
The ostein which forces the
farmer to sell his products in a
free trade market and makes
all of hii purchases in a highly
protected market, is one of tho
Ihiugs that is the matter, and
another, as we see it attCi" con
siderable reflection, is ihe lack
of a sufficient volume of curren
cy in circulation. The Land
mark is a conve.t to free silver
coiuage.--Statt sville Landmark.
Seveial substitutes for the
Sub-Treasury plan have been
offered. But our people hIiouM
be careful how they bite at the
baits thrown out. The strongest
advocates of the bill h i ve said
time aud again that thr-y would
accept anything better. But
has such been offered ? Senator
Stanford has presented a bill
for the government t loan
money on i eal estate at a low
iate of interest. No !. iiianeat
rel'ef would come fro . this
We want something th.it .lo ild
hist. It is plan ihaitho.su who
are not in debt would .oe vc
no benefit from that anage
ment. This is simply a side
iisue, if we be allowed to so
term it. Such men as Senator
Stanfoid hope to pull ove a
portion of people, especially in
the Northwest, and getusd.vid
ed. "United wo stand, divided
we fall." That is t'te game.
We must stick to the Sub-Treasury
bill or something better.
But some of our Senators are
not well up in logic. It would
be poor economy for us to ask
the government to tax us and
then loan the money hack to us
at even a low late of into.est.
If it be loaned at one per cent,
we would just be -one per cent,
poorer. No, thauk you Bro.
Stanford, the "same oil gme"
won't work any longer, we mean
business. There has been too
much of this high tax business
UKATKS nvktiy a new luiur,
EX l4A W;E many n oW Mini nr,
KKVIVES many a dull IhmIuck,
lUX'tTESmaiiT a l't IswinfM,
SAVES nuay ufailhij boincM,
EIUEnVES many a Urjc huiuf m,
EtrilES mtM in any luur.
Therefore at!vrrtic h xi!ar jjwr,
one the ejlo are nniou to rral.
alreidy; loo much money-lend
ing iei us Keep our money
when we gvt It; protect us from
robber!, is all we ask. Progres
The My Uaetia.
It (agriculture) Is cruelly suf
fering from the reduoo I valuo
of all prince. The Tinners
are paying their rents irregular
ly, oi not at all; their to?k in
trade hxs often to be detrained
to recover arrears of rent. The
laud o vnt-rs are overwhelmed
by moitgages. When at last, In
order to extricato themselves,
they try to sell their estates;
they find no purchasers, or have
to bo satisfied with a price on
thiul below former estimates.
The discouragement is univer
sal. No more agricultural im
provements are being effected;
employment is, consevvently,
lacking; and there is great in
digence. Hence that increasing
emigration, for which special
trains and steamcis have to bo
arranged, it is a veritable
exodus. What remely for so
much suffering? M. Herr Vou
Tho Farmers' Alllancu of St.
Joseph Mo., has undertaken a
gigantic scheme to advance the
price of wheat. A largo eleva
tor is to be built for the farmer
who are members of the Al
lianec, and the wheat is to re
main stored until it can bo sold
at 1 a bushel. Iu order to
tide over the farmers who have
their wheat thus stored, a now
bank is to bo established at St.
Joseph, with a capital of $50,000.
and the money ue loaned to
me nbers at a very lo v rate of
interest. Application for a
charter his been made.
President W. E. Stevens;
Vice-President It. M.Crutn
Secretary O. F. Herring;
Treasurer J. R. Beaman, Sr.;
Business Agent (J. A. Clute;
Sergeant-at-Arms B. S. Pe
terson; Chaplain Dr. G. W. Moseley;
Doorkeeper W. J. Faircloth;
Assistant Door keeper I). W.
Lecturer Marion Butler;
Assistant Lecturer P. H.
Executive Committee J. A.
Oales, Chairman ; R. M. Cruji
pler,M.M Killett,W.K Pigford,
C. E. Daniel.
TO OUR YOUNG RKADKRS.
The Tattlfr. "
What is a tattler? A vl e
leech sapping the life-blood of
human happiness. "A black,
greedv vulture feasting upon
the carrion of society. A busy
body who listens gleefully to
anything harsh you may say of
your neighbor, either pettishly
or iu a joke and then carries it
migniOed or patched up to- hii it
himself, and pours it schorch
ing hot into the cars of perhaps
your best friend; aud after suc
ceeding In getting him or her
to say something equally harsh
returns to you laden with his
precious burden of strife and
adds fuel to the f-moulderiug
fire. Little by little this ghoul
of human society filches the
happiness of human friendship
and develops between tl e
kindest of neighbors and tho
best of friends a feeling of
hatred which should be known
only to the bosom of 'demons.
Are you a tattlfr? Do you sow
among your neighbors the seeds
of disc rd and hate ? If po, ii
the name of humanity let us
beg you to desist. W are all
liable to err all to apt to say
in 1 moment of sudden passion
o.- in a silly joke things which
an hour af trwa-d in a cool re
flection we may heartily wlsJi
unsaid. But deeper is th sin
and thicker is the crime of him
who taking our weakness for
hit capital effects the destruc
tion of the happiuess of his
neighbors as his mte.est.
What is tbe matter, children?
We have not received a" single
correct answer to the puzzles of
last issue. We will give you an
other week on them. Ei.
It is learned to day ttat a two
headed child was born yesterday
to. white parents, at the town of
Benson, and that it is alive and
hearty. The dime museum men
will soon hear of it and then
there will be plenty of offers
for the ''freak." Ra?eigh Cor.
aiv uhh to rran.
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