! DITOR'S CHAIN.
" OP N ON OF THE EDITOR ON THE
ISSUES OF THE DAY.
I n r"4iiiij the ulllr ictl in time of
art- jii-t to please ii lot cf lu-art--
-kuluwugi who h:iv ji curiKT
i tr"'l is enough to warrant tli-
I lie iitu !!) 4 r-.l iii in coin. Silver Ik
oin but, .!r. ( 'ai ii.-li.- does not know
it. There h plenty of silver in 1 1 -treasury,
but he is using only for go'd
to redeem with. If lie would be-in
pay out silver lir would burst the
i. I nl It'vHiiii'l
that "the ieople rule."
ii rather pleasing information
: :it tin's time, for the people of
j..-opl West, have been knprcss.d
i the belief that Wall street and
great trusts and corporations
doing all the ruling. Ifockv
I Ik- Ii-iiiM-ritti- press j making
ii-iderablo noi.se about the pledge
i the national Democratic plat
.nti to break up and abolish trusts,
id calls upon Attorney General
Oiney (o do his duty in that direc
tion. Until Mr. (Mey vacates his
position as counsel for the Boston
and Maine and the Chicago, Bur
lington and Quiney railroads lie will
jiaiuiy una nine ro conineuce
i I ion any great monopolies or
J M.ji.iM- : iin; ff six-i-iilators
d tin and got a law
lint, tin must be recognized
h-gul tender money metal.
W'oiild'nt that iranr thrive.?
C7 CJ -
Wii iln't they be in cloven
l.'i'MiH hilds and the bank of
i 1 " i :?,0U0 million of the
',700 Mmm dollars worth of coine.'
kne you a ja-
iri"t when vou throw mi vonr l-if
the party that represents the gold
oiiibine? "Denver Koad.
xiiiall I'ry Kiileitfli pulit i-ians
'r' lot because the civil
rvioe regulations have been applied
.i the Raleigh postofflce. This will
ceep nearly every liepuolican clerk
and employee in office under a Dem
ocratic postmaster, who will be ap
pointed. All this shows that when
fch- Ir.dcigh politicians were howling
$r I, v, land and Civil Service "re
fau in he was either insincere nr f.1a.
lid not know what ho wni lmu-iinir
or. 1 1 IS now evident ih-i l.o ti-.ia
2 - - ..v ill. IIUO
liter Spoils. Illlt it. is M-l-tninlu
;ht and for the best, or Cleveland
i u in not U; lor it, so these little
loll leians s inn shut m
Hie ( harldltc Oliscrver coiiiiiii-iil iiiLT on
me of the bad laws passed by the
publicans in the Reed Congress
nd trying to excuse the Democrats
i the last Congress for not repeal -
Iig them says:
"l.ut whether or not the last Con
gress could have undone or the" next
nigress should undo all the
rk- of the ' Fifty-lirst, the
et remains that it was the work of
ns ioUv which has broiurht f lip
n n try so near the verge of bank
ptcy. Are we to understand from this
iat the Observer is willinnr to onn.
itself while the people con-
! i II- to suffer. Iiv sav ncr thfxt. tho
's were passed of the Republican
'i ty ? The people expect the Dem
I'ats to reform and repeal these
H1 laUS and if it. HAPS nnhin if Ainrl
did not try to in the last
!ig:--ss) then it is more culpable
P i i the. Kenublican nartv. for thev
A i -jr j
adding the crime of hypoc-
tl .. J. Warner President of the
i'uefaKj Legion in a recent speech
"Thtrequirmet of the world
. uwLmti u UiVllCJf IU 1 L VAC VIII
,dh, and not more promises to be te
emed in gold." The Rocky Moun
in Xews commenting on this dec-
liation says: "It is the financial
"blem solved in a paragraph". It
ins to us that it would be com
n sense to see what kind and how
''eh mon?y the United States needs,
fWe we concern ourselves about
I'an-'intr for thft -ivholH world. Part
the world will waut oue kind and
M't U'lfitllf-r, Vnr instinnpu Plmr.
ml will want us to have a credit
i'-v based on erold and sha" will
)' r bonds if we will make them
U'a i.n. :i i ....i
i "v uuui iui,i;iesi auu princi-
" m gold. Then she will control
'r money and hence will control us.
"e people don't waut a money that
w ye redeemed in another kind of
;Qey, but a money that is legal
Ner, every dollar standiog on its
"".m riuu wiil pJ cciy ucut
us any 'other dollar. And if
Engross had the nerve and the
faesty to declare every dollar, pa-
f0r metal, a full lesra) tender then
f 18 would be the case and vou would
far more about erold leaving the
or silver deprecia tinsr or anv
Qrot which is now used to hum-
0ana rob the people.
The minify whi.U will he Lot hy U-
prent poorly organized 'abor
strikes ia the United State-? would.
if saved and oled into one fun.!,!
provide for such a labor inovcii! nt !
as would sweep half the eongre,,i on-j
ul and Statu elections next year. A
it U the longest jKK-ketbook will win
luii.l I. 1. ,. 4- ,1 i'
i.i 11.-11,11 in j-ni n .struggles. V jtlli
H U better Hinc.lv than strike-?
there will be m ii'T-esj-if v-
for strikes. .
Some of the bitter partisans
thought, no doubt, when the legis
lature passed" the bill repealing the
Alliance charter that the organiza
tion would be so crippled that it
would eventually be crushed. That
was their hidden purpose, but "the
f-ehemes of mic j and men
i'dee." Thev tackled the
et, and their partisan work-
may yet act as a boomerang. The
reports a id the denuciatory resolu
tions sent out by the Alliances show
that the brethren feel the outrage
THE NEW YORK WORLD WAKING UP-
The intelligent and honest "plain
people" will say that the party came
into power on false pretenses or it is
incapable of effecting the reforms it
promised. In either case the in
creasing body of independent voters,
who hold the balance of power in
elections, will be disgusted. The
Democratic party cannot retain
power without their sympathy und
approval. This may as well be
recognized lirst as last.
The time has gone by when any
party cani.ot achieve a permanent!
success ly insincerity and humbug.
Democrats who think it safe to ig
nore their public pledges are the
worst enemies the party can have.
Vi t ;. " its in control of both
...n.ses of Congress there can be no!
division of responsibility, no shift
ing of the blame. For whatever is
done und whatever fails to be done
the Democratic party will have the
whole responisbility, and cannot es
cape it. N". V. "World.
ENGLISH FARMERS IN THE SAME FIX
The undeveloped resources of the
United States have been so immense
that the evil effects of the contrac
tion of the currency has been less
pe-fppt.ible. Yet with us, the mone
tary stringency to which it gave rise
has crippled the agricultural indus
try and loaded it with a hopeless bur
den of mortgage indebtedness. It
has wrought the same or a worst ruin
to the farming interest of England.
The proceedings of the agricultural
Congress of a few months ago de
monstrated that English farmers are
beginning to understand the cause
of their oppression, and American
farr.iers are fast learning to place the
responsibility for the bulk of their
financial troubles where it properly
ly belongs- to falling prices and bu
siness stagnation, caused by scarcity
of money conditions wrought by
ruthless averace for the purpose of
causing a shrinkage in all values ex
cept the value of money due to the
monopolists of wfalth.
THE LINE OF-. DEMARCATION GETTING
Ex-Senator Palmer, of Michigan,
is becoming philosophical, as he al
ways was urbane and amiable.. He
ceased long enough from
home paper at the Ebbitt last
niug to remark:
"Will I go back into politics?.
"Well, hardly; that is, if I consult my
own desires. There is really not
much iu modern American politics.
I mean that there is nothing to in
spire, to arouse enthusiasm. The
line of demarcation between the two
big political organizations is getting
so faint that presently it will disap
pear altogether. There must be
some sentiment involved if you
would get people stirred up, but pray
tell me what is there of the ideal,
the sentimental, or the romantic
about the tariff on tin plate-or the
feasibility of a new bond issue?
DOYOU MEAN IT.
Ueclip the following from Web
But for the greedy of monopoly
there would not be a labor organi
zation in the country. If working
men have gone to extremes it has
been from necessity and not from
choice. There were no strikes
or lockouts before the war, i. e., be
fore monopoly was enthroned.
Let the Democratic party re-establish
old-time justice in the countiy
and the clash between capital and
labor will cease.
Capital and labor should both be
made to obey the law. Crush mo
nopoly and re-establish justice, and
the labor organizations will have no
excuse for existence.
Col. Webster talks right, but if
he means what he says he will have
to vote differently, unless Attorney
Oluey gets a move on Tiiui begins
the suppression of trusts and mo
nopolies.: No'more bonds forever" should
be the cry of the American people.
BOARDS OF COUNTY CANVASSERS
.- " I
' ' j- " '
SHZOTTXiD BE EXjIECTIEID
i hkv Air tuvi; A THE MA
CHINE v. ixzic r:iNE, to r
THKOW OKTTOWNSuii . C' -MIT
ALL NECESSARy&a (Ji 4
WHY DID THE LEGISLATURE
THAT WOULD HAVE ALLOW
THE .UIEMWEVT H AS I)EI0tRTH', THE PRESEVT LUV'.J 1 ;'E
ESsE('E OF M(II1E POMTKS.
The Klet-tion Law An It In.
Sec. 21WS. The board of county commis
sioners, or upon their failure, the insiieetors
of election, mU.iII provide for each election
precinct in their resjieetive counties nailot
loxes for each class of officer to he voted
for, in which to deposit the ballots for such
officers respectively. Each of said boxen
shall have an opening through the lid of
sufficient .i.e to admit a single folded ballot,
and no more. The said ballot boxes ahal)
he kept by the judges of election for the use
of their several election precincts respective
ly. And said judges of election, before the
voting begins, shall carefully examine the
ballot boxes and see that there is nothing in
them. Each box shall be labelled in plain
and distinct Koman lesters. with the name
of the office or offices to be voted for, and
the question or questions to be voted upon.
The majority of the judges of election for
the county and State officers for any voting
precinct, with the registrar of sieh precinctT
may, if they think it expedient so to do, rail
off, at a cost to be approved by the board of
county commissioners, and to be paid for by
the county, at such precinct a space or en
closure, with an opening at one end or side
for the entrance of the voter, and an open
ing at the other side for his exit, as a polling
place in which to hold the election ior the
State and county officers. Only one voter
shall be allowed to enter, such polling place
at one time, and no one except the judges
of election shall be allowed to sieak to or
interfere with the voter while in the polling
p?ace casting his vote, which shall be pu; in
the proper box or boxes by said voter, or by
the judges at the request of the voter. All
voters shall pass through said enclosure with
out any delay of time, so that said passage
shall not be obstructed by delay unnecessa
rily, outside of depositing lr's vote or votes.
A similar, but separate and distinct, space
or enclosure may be railed off as a polling
place for ;he election of members of Con
gress and Presidential Electors, at such dis
tance from the polling place for State and
county officers as the judges of elect on may
designate. In the event such separate poll
ing place shall be designated for holding the
electionfor members of Congress and Presi
dential .Electors as herein provided, the
methods for holding the election and con
ducting the voting shall be the same in all
revects cs those X'rovIe(l in hi amend
ment to said section 2iW8 of The Code for the
polling places for State and county officers.
The registrar appointed for such precinct
shall have power and authoriiy to appoint
a deputy registrar for such separate polling
place, to whom shall be furnished the
names of all persons qualified and entitled
to vote at such precinct, and the judges of
election appointed for such precinct and reg
istrar shall appoint two suitable and discreet
persons as judges or inspectors of election
ior such separate polling place, who shall be
of different political parties, where possible.
The registrar and judges so appointed for
such separate filing place shall be sworn to
perform their duties according to law, shall
make due returns of the election, and have
all the powers, privileges and authority con
feTed on them by law as in the case of other
registrars and judges of election: Provided,
however, that if 'the judges of election at any
of the voting precincts in this State do not
see fit to carry out the provisions of shis
amendment to said section 2083 of The Code,
then, and in that event, the election at said
precinct not adopting such provisions shall
be conducted in all respects as is now provi
ded by law.
The Amendment to Section 2G28 provides that the Board of County
Canvassers for each county shall be elected by the people. Under
the present law the members of the Board are appointed. Appointed by
whom? Appointed-by the Judges of election and registrar, who themselves
were not elected by the people, but were appointed by somebody else who
were appomieu oy some otner someoouy who had been appointed. In
short the present law is a regular system of machine politics, all the man
agers ofit are appointed. Pure Democracy is the will of the people and a3 of
ten as it is practical to get the will of the people on vital questions, it should
be done. The present law is not Democratic, but a machine method which
is fruitful of corruption. The election law makes the Canvassing Board
a court a judicial body, with great power. This court sits to "judicially
determine" the result of the election a courtjhat has to decide on mat
ters that really concern every voter in the State. Yet how is this Court
selected! It is appoistied! Appointed by the machine! What is com
plexion of the court? Always the same as that of the machine, though
two-thirds of the voters of the county were not in sympathy with the ma
chine. Here we have a political court to try a case to which the court is
a party. What 'would the people think of a Sup2rior Court Judge trying
a case in which he was financially interested?
The amendment provides that the people in each township shall select
a man, that the majority has confidence in, to serve on the Board of County
Canvassers. This would break the hand of the machine at that point.
Then the Board would be a court representing the wishes and sentiments
of the majority of the people of the county. Then if the majority of the
Board of county canvassers were Democrats then the people of the county
would be Democrats and it would not be necessary to throw out severai
townships to get their party in. And where the majority of the people
were Populists then the majority of the Board of County Canvassers would
be Populists and the machine Democrats would not have a chance to steal
and count themselves in. The law was once fairer than it is now, but the
machine politician has at last gotten it so that he can commit almost any
kind of fraud that hejlesires. We have referred before to the decision of the
Supreme Court in the case of Peebles vs Commissioners of Davie Co. where
in the Court said that the Board of county canvassers could not go behind
the returns to throw out townships. But the politicians at once demanded
of the Legislature that a law should be passed overruling the Supreme
Court and it was done. We will quote from that decision of the court in
next issue. . " , '
The amendment also repeals that part of Sec. 2688 that allows the ma
chine to erect dark voting stalls or the "fraud bull-pen" as an indignant
voter expressed it - A party that has gotten so corrupt that it can't stand
the light, should die. And a free liberty loving and honest people .will
stand its domination no longer. Where were those votinar stalls built at?
Where it was necessary for the machine to do stealing. Oyer a hundred
thousand voters will testify to this. ""The number of votes that were mani
pulated in these dark holes can never be told, but the astonishing results
in many counties shows that 25,000 votes stolen would be a small estimate.
When enough votes were not stolen in this way then the board bt county
canvassers did the rest. They threw out one, two, three, four or. five town
ships, as the necessity of the case called for. Hot a single township in the
State that went Democratic was. thrown out. . .j-'Jv .l-"---'--;'
. - (To be Continued Next Week.)
GOLDSBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, .MAY 4, 1893.
VOTE DOWN AN
VED THE PEOPLE' iTjpjqi
FANT OFFICERS ? . :
Have lrt von ttl
'iit-tit y his
Issue of April 20th.
An It Would He Amended.
Sec. 2G88. The board of
commissioners, or upon their f."
the inspectors of election, shaii
vide for each election preen in
their respective counties a ballot box
for all officers to be voted for :xcept
Cor. stable and members of the Board
of County Canvassers, and foi those
officers separate boxes, in which to
deposit the ballot. At each election
precinct a person to be known as a
member of the Board of County
Canvassers shall be voted for in a,
separate box to be provided as other
ballot boxes, with such duties as are
prescribed in this act. Each of said
boxes shall have an opening through
the lid of sufficient size to admit a
sinsle folded ballot, and no more.
The said ballot boxes shall be kept
by the judges of election for the use
of their several election precincts
respectively. And said judges of
election, before the voting begins,
shall carefully examine the ballet
boxes and see that there is nothing
in them. Each box other than the
general box in which the Govenor
and other officers are voted for,
shall be labelled in plain and dis
tinct R ornan letters, with the name
of the office or offices to be voted for,
and the question or questions to be
voted upon. It shall be the duty
of the judge of election upon request
to tell the voter what each box, is
THE RAILROADS AND THE PEOPLE.
Tb Ktnpa Ivm-rmt diM-nMiag lh
proposition for the people to own
and control their public franchises
"Many a well-to-do farmer does
not epend $10 in fare or freight over
the railroads in a whole year. If
the government buys the railroads
he must help pay for them, and it
will tuin him to doit, and then if
he wants to ride, or ship anything
over the road he must still pay his
freight or fare. Just as well bav a
horse and wagon, and then have to
pay for it when you waut to u?c it."
We are surpised that a man of Mr.
Bethume's sense and fairness should
put himself on record with a state
ment like the above. Every oue
knows that if the "well-to-do farmer"
or any other kind was not to buy a
single railroad ticket in a whole
year, that he would be contributingall
the same to the profits of these roads,
to their big dividends on watered
stock and to the princely salaries of
numerous offices &c. Every bag of
guano, every plow, every rope, every
pound of coffee &c, that the people
buy has had the profits of the cor
porations added to the price. On
the other hand from every pound of
cotton, and every crate of strawber
ries shipped, the profits to these cor
porations is taken out of the price
paid to the producers. The people
are willing that these transporta
tion companies shpuld have a fair
price for their work, but they are
not willing that all their profits
should go to make railroads rich and
leave them poorer each year. In
short the numerous fortunes piled
up by the railroads and other cor
porations and monoplies of the coun
try is extracted at last from the
people who labor and create wealth.
But this is not the worst feature of
the railroad business in the hands
of private monopoly. The extent of
their corrupt influence on legisla
tures is unmeasured. If - the last
legislature had collected the taxes
due the Wilmington & Weldon rail
railroad alone, the farmer about,
whom the Democrat seems to be
concerned, would have had less taxes
to pay himself. Whenever a man or
business escapes or evades taxation,
some other man or business must
pay what the other should have paid.
logic, it is simply stunning. When
a man buys a horse and wagon, he
pays the horse enough corn and
fodder to keep in good working or
der, and pays enough repairs on the
wagon to' keep it in good running
order and then pays some one to drve
it if he hasn't time to do it himself.
Yes he pays this himself and does not
expect anyone else to pav it. It
would be very foolish in him to turn
and give his horse and wagon to an
other man, and let that man not
only charge him enough to feed the
horse, keep the wagon in repair and
to pay the boy to drive it but also
charge enough to pay himself a big
profit. Soon Mr. A., the first man,
would find himself coming out ' in
debt at the end of the year, while
Mr. B would have made enough to
buy him a private carriage for his
own exclusive use. And when at
last Mr. A. began to speak of this
injustice, he would find that Mr. B.
would laugh at it Then Mr. A.
would appeal to the law makers and
to the courts to see that he got his
rights, but" he would find that he
had no rights that Mr. B. was ahead
of him and the law makers was on
B's side. How much better it would
be for the farmer to-day if the
the mails were conducted by private
monopolies so he could pay 5 cents
on a postage letter, and let the private
monopoly get the 3 cents exira and
grow rich so they could help the
railroads to corrupt legislatures and
congress. How delightful the ideal
It is a condition and not a theory
now confronting the people. They
want and must have more dollars and
are not concerned so much about the
theory of "intrinsic value."
Who cares whether silver cost only
thirty cents an ounce or a dollar and
thirty cents an ounce to produce it
It is the cost of acquisition after His
coined that gives the money value.
If silver will buy as much, as a mere
commodity, a3 it would as a nnit of
value, it stands to reason that it will
return to a parity with gold when it
is restored to its function as a monev
metal. Gold buys twice as much as
it should because its volnme is de
creasing in the same ratio and ten
dollars now does the work of twenty.
The producers of this country are
willing to take the -silver dollar for
their labor and they are glad to get
it - ..' " -:X ': :.v:;;'. -
- our Itright Postmasters.
The New York Tribune says that
a letter was received at the Topeka
post-office addressed to George W.
Eightquarts, Esq., and was duly de
livered to the proper party, " Mr.
"MnT talk atxHit woman' ffhert
A though it had a liwit.
Ttre' not a plne in earth or heaven.
There's not a task to mankind ctvm,
Thre col a bkrminx or a wo.
There' not a hi.iwT rs or no.
There's not a life, a irlh or birttt.
That has a fiUer weight of worth.
Without a woman in it."
4Mit:u vol it nr.t i or.
Tour (IimJ I'ulut NtmlUtil Attention
Saw Vor the Canting skirt.
The crinoline was fl ret adopted to
conceal a lack of svuiruetry in the
lines of the figure below the wafst,
and served the purpose well. The
woman with a beautiful neck and
handsome arms could safely jass for
a well-made woman even though he
presented an awkward fulness of out
liue elsewhere. But the modern
adaption of the crinoline is only a
pitfall and a snare to this sort" of
woman and especially to the woman
who stands badly. The woman who
throws her hips forward and flattens
herself in the back where her figure,
to be beautiful, should curve out
gracefully, has reason to grieve at
the coining of crinoline. The new
skirt tita tight over the hips, below
this line that is, from just above the
knees, it swings out Now if a
woman is larger iu front than she is
anywhere else especially if she so
carries herself that the most of her
bulk is thrown forward and trudled
ahead of her, as it were, of course all
HAN'DSOME HALF MOUKXIXG.
the swing of the dress spreads to the
front. Her stiffened skirt will be
tapping her heels in the back and
scooping along with a snow plough
effect in front This is no exagner
ation. I have just seen a skirt worn
in this way, and where it was most
conspicuous, of course. To add to
the horror of it, upon the bodies, at
the point in the back, and just where
tne ngure should have been most
prominent, was set an upright bow
of the kind that is set on hats. On
a gracefully curved figure it would
emphasize the curve and delicacy of
the waist, but on a flat back it merely
aaaeu to tne general eitect ot thick
ness and filled up whatever hollow
there may have been. Take a lesson
from this. Do not seize upon a fash
ion merely because it is new, particu
larly a pronounced one. Just look
over your list of defects first A
woman should dress according to the
limitations of her defects, rather
than with a view only to her good
points. The latter will take care of
themselves, if you are wise and look
out for the others
A charming dress of cream colored
Indian crepon is pictured above. It
is trimmed with black velvet and
Irish guipure. It is designed for the
period of half mourning. There is
a delightful air of elegance about it
and its full skirt is eminently grace
ful. In such a costume the plainest
girl would have a certain amount of
style, that almost undefinable ap
pearance of distinction that accom
panies a handsome toilet
To avoid the sewing together of
breadths in making the stylish full
skirts, double width material is being
usea wita its wiatn tor tne skirt
length, and a hem sewed along the
selvage for the foot of the skirt If
you want close fitting hips, gores ac
complish it, and goods used this way
tends more easilrto outward lines.
Even narrow goods is thus treated,
the joinings being around and around
instead of up aud down, and the
fulness of the skirt and its outward
flare are thus not interfered with by
perpendicular seams." Three widths
and a half of even narrow goods
make a skirt length, and the seams
are finished with quillings, ruffles, or
what .you . like. Of course, these
horizontal lines are supposed to be
trying; but remember, a woman's
height i3 judged by the length of the
line of her skirt When her skirt
slants out, the line it actually makes
is a longer one than if it hansrs
straight down. Thus the flare skirt
really adds to the impression of
height, and therefore, these horizon
tal lines may be risked with such a
skirt while with the sheath skirt they
wouiu nave te3n ratal. Jstelle.
A LAD WKITKS CS A KIND LETTER.
Bat Don Not Give ns The Suggestion we
Desire. . ." .
Hebrox, April 14th 1893.
Dear Mr. Fditur: As no one
has replied to your very reasonable
request of "How do you like my pa
per &c?" I thought 1 would.
Well to begin, it is a clean sheet
bright, crisp and newsy. There
seems infused, into every column the
spirit of a man whose soul is full of
"milk of human kindness," an un
selfish being who has quietly walked
into the ranks of the humble and
lowfy; encouraging here a little, re-
uun.iug mere a iitue in an orotneriy
kindness. " - .
It is a splendid electric "light,
shining ever and ever so far into
dark corners, showing the faces and
deeds of the Ghouls at work there.
It U an educator worth lolnmn of
Encyclopedia. And often looit o
cheap to all fighting tho Urtnons
of fruU, and nnrightroutno. 't
love that pajter almost acrvd!y, it it
We are just too proud of it bcn
comjviml to sora of the tKvtT
crowing, male varnin?, pritight
ing shtvti I utvd to read, my tate it
better educated now and reach r-5
aUive slush, cush and Uwh.
Please do nut let up on thoaw lVgii
latom who tried to kill our Alliance.
Well "What would make my a-
ht I tter?" Why it ii growing,
mdding aud blooming into a perfect
"giaut of the Battles Ko." I can't
tell you, for you make it better ench
issue. A Fkiexp.
We appreciate the kind words
fpukeu above, even fear our friend U
too kind. We want the advice, sug
gestions and criticism of our friend,
it w ill help u$ and thepaier. Kik
Meal !!! ut.
Mb. Eurroiu X. C.
Our Dorcas Society is comjosed of
all the young girls iu our little town.
Xot that any of us are so alarmingly
young, but we use that term to dis
tinguish us from the matrons, who
hav a similiar club. Gossip is for
bidden, so while we sit and stitch
away at, htrange garments for the
poor and for the heathen, we talk of
many things of art, music or let
ters, and sometimes, when all other
objects pruve unattractive, we fall to
discussing the horrid men. 1 will
write yon what we talked about at
our last meeting if you will not give
my name or my town. Our theme
was the ideal huslaml, his desirable
and undesirable qualities.
The president rapped with her
scissors for order.
"Moll," she said, "you Wgiu.
Let's hear your ideal."
Mollv looked dreamy.
. "Well," the said, slowly, "in the
first place he must be big and strong.
I hate little men. They always
make me think of lizards somehow.
Then they must have big blue eyes
and not be easily affected by trilles.
Xot the sort of man, for instance,
who would kick up a row because
the biscuit happened to be burnt, or
something like that In short, 1
prefer an easv-goiug, good-natured
man, who would In? inclined to think
his own wife and children the very
nicest in the world."
"A man like that would set me
crazy," said Lillie. These good
natured people always make me long
to throw a teapot or something at
them, just to see if it isn't possible
to ruflie their tempers for a minute.
For my part I couldn't have the
least affection for a man that I wasn't
I just a little bit afraid of. I rather
prefer a man with a epice of the
crank in him, providing he makes
up for it by being ordinarily cheer
ful and jolly; and not given to prowl
ing around the kitchen and pantry.
That is a trait I feel that I could
never forgive, and, unfortunately,
you never tind it out till it is too late.
'I ill death do us part, would seem
an awfully long time with such a
Xellie calmly snipped otl the
thread at the end of a seam and
threaded her needle again beiorj be
ginning. "I should like," said she, "a big,
old-fashioned house, furnished as I
like and just within driving distance
of the city. I shouldn't want to be
very rich, but I should like plenty of
horses and carriages, and to be able
to dres3 well and entertain
"Bat the husband, the husband,"
we interrupted, we want to hear
Nellie looked surprised.
"3ly idle husband," she said, with
dignity, 'is the man who will provide
me with all this."
In the buzz of discussion that
followed Nellie's ideal, the scissors
rapped again, and the president's
voice was heard calling on Mildred
to speak. Mildred is tall and stately
She wears "boiled shirts" and tailor
made gowns, and recently rejoiced
in suspenders that were the secret
envy of all the young men she knows.
She rather looks down on young
men, however, and is given to snub
bing them. The most brilliant im
agination could scarcely fancy her
"My ideal life companion," she
said, thoughtfully, "is a man some
what past his first youth a man
who has seen much of the world, is
clever, a good talker and holds ad
vanced views on all subjects, par
ticularly the woman question. He
must wieh in a wife a friend and
companion, rather than a mere house
keeper. I do not know that there
is anything more to say on the snb
ject 1 have not given it much
"The brilliaut talker is nearly al
ways disagreeable at home, though I
wouldn't for . the world insinuate
that quiet men are always angels, by
any meaus. xou can t judge any
man by his company manners. About
tbe-bfst way to discover his real dis
position is to get really intimate with
his sisters and get invited to visit
them fora month or so. If I ever
found a man who could stand that
test, I would take him quickly be
fore another girl got him. On the
whole, I think the not too clever
man, who is fond of good eating,
and is not troubled with dyspepsia, is
the most easily managed and de
sirable husband to be found. From
dyspeptic husband may the gods
preserve ns alL" -Alices
turn came last She isen-
f aged, and we were eager to hear
er ideal. She refused to give it,
"You all know Jack," she said,
"and I may as well tell you that he
is not in the least like the ideal I
Continued on Third Page.
OF TM POUTSCAl SiTUAT-CN ;
STATE ISO NT!ON
4 nirt; avt mit: iMtk at
TIIK MAURI MI-.1HHH A n Til U
Wfcjr Kwtfc Mr sire Mere .! f.r
IKrTte Kl(fc Mt nkr"lt mm
lk ! lfMtn ! lcrJ.T.
tir,t sf Ike llaagry little IrlUws
Thet Wsi'l l-IVe OiU ftn IUI.r
KrMblc wh are lrliin tm.
rrtfrOiM-lhe leevee mt mHi
KekM-JaMle Arjr im
ee4 Jade Ittrk-Kiea tke tltetterT
!Wif4 fcvoate keeker-. V-v Vaaaly
W kH m Itrlare!
(CorreHwlnu lo The t an, a.iau
Kalu-.u, N. ('., Mnh lvj-t.
The sveenr that art daily enacts!
around thw Kxerutive- I part im-nt at
Waahicpton are being rrji-atrM nu
an equally intense if a loader cal
Jti every town in the State of North
Carol inn. It iH.tfe to assert that in
the hiKtory of the country there ha
bevli u aueh scramble for ufllee a
now exiftt; nc t r m many ' patriots
willing to neglect private lmini
for the ir; and eni! v earned im-miu. ,
derived from a "pull" at the enb of
That there i immi iuti-nse and
treneral anxiety fr oflW in thw
VJ il. it T . .1 a
nouni man in uie .orth may ix ac
counted for in the fact that ueatly
every man here who can trad anil
write in a politician, or at least w
regard himself, and further, that
there is more genteel poverty here
than there, which genteel por class
diitdaining to work for is living con
hidern itnelf bound to live upon the
public, ludeed thin claM would
likely feel aggrieved hhould the pul
lie dnqiute the aumed right.
Huxinc men in proxperous eondi
tioa w illingly cast aside the druJgery
of the desk or counter and go out in
all weathers to enter a practical con
tent, displaying n much real an the
most venerable political tyro, and
bringing to bear intliienecH that are
more powerful than the argument of
In the small country town a man
with a afe huincKft and a fair entlit
built up after year of honest hard
work will often be found pecking the
hiiiaH fourth cIuk postolllco in hi
tow n with as much anxiety a the
cal political Miohh.'
Haleigh although m capital of the
State and n comparatively large
town is no exception. While it i
the focuM of all or nearly all the po
litical action iu the State it yet ha
a full complement of local statesmen
who would bo glad to receive recog
nition at the hand of the llcniocrat
Situated in the 4th Congressional
District (Congressman liunn's) and
containing one of the bent postofllces
in the State besidea being the place
where the Intern il Revenue Collector
for the Eastern District hold hi
fort, it need not excite surprise if
there ahould be an unusual amount
of wrangling here.
What murmuring that, are heard
near the throne at Washington regard
ing disappointment at certain rul
ings of the Executive of the nation,
are expanded here into openly ex
pressed anathema against the prin
ciples of(an it is called "going square
ly back on one' friend, referring
to the rule not to give ofllco to any
one who held office under the former
administration, and also the idea of
permitting Republican to nerve,
out their term. And most of all
that civil service ruling which will
keep in the present clerk', who are
Republican. In this is a ccies of
politics which southerners cannot
understand and will not TOI.XRack.
All may pas off with a smoothness
and a gloss that is imperceptible,
but the hour aud the occasion will
arrive when the feting will be shown
to have had its antidote.
The Raleigh postofflce is a bone
over which there is much conten
tion because element of dis
cord have Wen introduced into
the conflict which are " entirely
new to this class of appoint
ments It ban been the custom in this
State under all parties for the Cong
ressman to control the appointment
of postmasters within his own dis
trict without regard to the wishes of
the Senators, but it seem that Cong
ressman Bunn is not to be allowed .
this priviledge, at leant so far a the
Raleigh postoflice is concerned.
It is understood that the wishes to
have a faithful and efficient friend
appointed to this office and that both
the Senators are antagonizing him
with a man, clever and competent
though he be who cut no figure in
the last campaign and who had xot
been conspicuous in behalf of Cong-
ressman liunu. tlenee there is a pe
culiar fight over one of the biggest
offices in the State. Should the Sen
ators win which seems likely it is
possible that a medium sized sore
will be left to wrangle within the
manly bosom of Congressman Bunn,
which is likely to display itself if
there is no truth in the rumor "that
he would not be so powerful mad af
ter all. Meanwhile the Republi
can postmaster, the most cordially
hated Republican in the State, ealrn
ly.holds on to the emoluments and
patiently wishes the fight to get
If the bigger lights growl so over
a big office it can easily be conject
ured what a state of tribulation the
lesser lights are undergoing at the
prospect of delay and the 'growing
society of places. Harrisons last
civil senrico order dampened the
souls of partisan Democrats in this
city when he unceremoneously
placed withinthe Civil Serviee rales
all the clerk and mail carriers here.
Thus, at one fell swoop,' he took
heart and hope and courage- from
the local "workers" who, strange to
say do not seem to realize that he
did it, but prefer to cast all the blame
upon their whilom leader, Grover
It appears that the only large "
office about which there has been no
dispute is the Collectorship of In
ternal Revenue for this district
which is to go to Mr. Simmons, tha .
chairman of the Democratic State
- (Continued on Taifcl Page.)
Vr 1 1