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May 18, 1893, edition 1 /
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rrBLISHEb E.VERT THURAT.
MAKIO.N i'lIL'TLER. 'Editor k Vropr.
gUIiSCWITIOS KATKH. 1
ONE YEAR, .':
SIX MOXTHJ ,
Enteml at the IVM Office at GoM'boro', N.
C. M RcConl-cla mail matter.
"TO BUSY FOR CONTROVERSY." '
A friend who tikes the Messenger
has just called our attention to a
long and labored editorial which
lecently apcared in that paper un
der the above heading. The editorial
etarUi off with the following
The Messenger does not intend to
Etir up strife. Hence it has given
little attention to the Third party
movement since the election in No
vember last We have not read fifty
lines all told from the organs of that
concern in North Carolina. Not
desiring controversy with that party
at this time, we have not wasted time
over their organs and have missed
therefore, the great Solomonic wis
dom and top-lofty displays ot the
fellow who runs a sheet with a mis
nomer, called Tin: Caucasian."
Before Dr. Kingsbury finishes his
article he gives himself away. He
shows plainly that he has lcn read
ing TjieCaix'Ahia.v very closely and
has either gotten converted or else
found that he could not answer our
arguments arid defend the election
Jaw. So he "throws up the sponge
and acknowledges the corn." Noth
ing less than I'm: Caucasian's ter
rible exposures of wholesale and
high-handed fraud in the late elec
tion forced the Messenger to write
the following paragraph:
"We take leave just here to reiter
ate our well considered, honest opin
ion that North Carolina now htands
very much in need of a good Election
luw the Australian or some other.
Cross abuses have crept in that are
dishonoring to the party and will
bring contempt and ruin upon it if
persisted in. We know educated,
able, high toned gentlemen who are
unswervingly Democratic, who would
prefer the triumph of the Third
party to the triumph of the Democ
racy by resorting to low, dangerous,
destructive methods at the ballot-box.
They have said so in our hearing,
They believe that even Third party
ism a less evil than ballot abuses.
An enlightened, upright press ought
to be able to unite on this."
What a humiliating confession!
These "gross abuses" that are so "dis
honoring to the party" did not creep
in of themselves, but they were
originated in the fertile brains and
dishonest hearts of the leaders of the
party. They planned the dishonor
able acts which were carried out bv
their henchmen and heelers in nearly
every county and township of the
State. Yes Dr. Kingsbury you are
right for once when you say that you
secured the "triumph of the Demo
cratic party by resorting to low,
dangerous, destructive methods at
the ballot box." Yes these "ballot
box abuses will bring contempt and
ruin on the party if persisted in."
Iu fact the crimes already committed
urc enough to arouse the indignation
of all honest and fairminded people
and cause them to forever damn and
sink the men and the party guilty of
them. There is no crime that violates
the commandment "thou shalt not
steal" that is greater, more dangerous
to human liberty and that should be
more severely punished than the
crime of stealing the vote, the price
leas right of suffrage of free Ameri
can citizens. Every man guilty of
such a crime should be banished
from America, should not be allowed
to stay here as a cankering sore and
an eating cancer on the body politic.
The men who sits high in the coun
cils of the Democratic party in North
Carolina are guilty of this crime.
How can the people trust their gov
ernment in the hands of such a party
dominated and controlled by such
men? The men who will steal votes
to win a victory will sell out the in
terests of the people when they get
in power. The last Legislature is an
illustration of this truth.
But let not the people be mistaken
ubont the quondam divine who edits
the Railroad organ. He is not con
verted to justice for justice's sake.
Read his article rgain, and you will
see that he says that the party will
come to "ruin" if it does not reform
on this point lie is not constrained
to favor an honest election by any
score of justice or any standard of
principle, but does it from a sense of
fear. lie fears that the people will
condemn the party if it does not re
form along this line. If The Cau
casian had not exposed the hedious
frauds of the late election and held
up and dessected the present election
law to the gaze of the public and
shown the purpose of the dishonest
mind that conceived it, the Messen
ger would never have seen the neces
sity for reform. The Messenger
says that an enlightened and upright
press aught to advocate reform here.
Yes an honest and upright press will
do it and i3 doing it, is condemning
the wrong because it is wrong and is
advocating right in the interest of
justice and honesty. The people will
not have much confidence in the
honesty of papers (that may now
. claim to be "enlightened, and ur
right") yet which last fall either in:
dorsed or winked at these corrupt
practices. Where is the Democratic
paper that denouncedthe frauds when
' they were being committed. Did
the Messenger do it then? ' Yet that
par admit now that it waa done.
We have heard of thieves w bo got very
sanctimonious while they were en
joying the fruit of their ill gotten
gains. Again if the Messenger hon-l
efctly desired to see- the election law j
made honest hy did it not write
this article while the legislature was
in H-t-'um'! But the Messenger does
not want the law changed. It wants
the Democrat to have a chance to
teal another legislature.
Can the jx-ople trust a logue to
pais laws against stealing? No. The
p ople will never trust in power again
the gang that prostituted the ballot
on la.-t November.
LOV AND CONTEMPTAILE JOURNAL-
Iu another fdumn will be found
an article headed, "The contract
has not yet heen wigned." copied
from The North Carolinian. We did
not make extracts from it, but give
the artielo in full, so that every read
er of Tiik Caucasian may nee, and
know, to what desperate straights
the, untruthful partisan press has
been if riven-
Foi weeks and month, we have
been arrai:giiif boss lule and ma
chine methods iu North Carolina,
and exposing the outrageous frauds
committed in the last election, un
der the cover of a law conceived in
dishonesty to protect scoundrels who
prostituted the ballot box.
We have dealt in facts and figures,
that eould not be denied, and have
presented arguments that were un
answerable. At least not a single
machine paper, lias tried to disprove
the facts we have given, or even at
tempted to answer our arguments,
The guilty parties and those who
are enjoying the fruits of an
ill gotten victory, have winced
terribly under the severe castigation
we have been giving them, aad
borne their discomfiture in silence.
As we have said, no attempt to re
ply has been made. But on the oth
er hand, desperate efforts have been
put forward by a certain class of
newspapers to draw Jattentien from
the exposures that we are making,
and to side track and drawTilE Cau
casian N)ff into a discussion of other
Issues, and into'fdefending itself
against imaginary charges and base,
and cowaidly insinuations.
As a proof of this we ask you to
read the article clipped from the
North Carolinian. That article is
not only basely untrue, aud witten
without a particle of foundation or
evidence, but i us you will see, a
low partisan appeal to prejudice. In
fact it is written because the Editor
cannot answer our arguments, and
is making haste to prejudice the
mind of the people, so that they
will not weigh the facts which we
are publishing, and demand an ex
planation. You w ill ee that the Carolinian
writes out a supposed 'contract,
(which it states, is only verbal and
not yet signed) between J. C. Logan
Harris, and other Republican on
the one part, and The Caucasian
and certain Alliance men, and re
formers on the other part. You
will see that in its comment upon
the supposed contract, that the
Carolinian ues the following lan
guage: "The fact that J. C. Logan Har
ris, veteran Republican, is the cor
respondent of The Caucasian, and
furnishes four, five or six columns of
correspondence in one issue, all
abusive of the Democratic party is
evidence to the blindest of this per
fect understanding, that foreshadows
their union. Ob every page
there are the ear marks of J. C. Lo
gan Harris, Secretary or Ex-Secretary
of the Republican executivo
committee, who spent several days
of the previous week in Washing
ton City, and evidently prepared
the 'Jonathan Edwards' letters
which appears in theCaucasian."
To make short, the whole matter,
and to show up the Carolinian, and
such newspapers in their true light
before the honest fair minded people
of North Carolina, we simply state,
that every charge made by.The Caro
linian in this article, is a base, cow
ardly, and unmittingated falsehood,
from begiaing to the end.
To be more specific, we will state,
that Mr. J. C. Logan Harris has nev
er written a single line for The Cau
casian, and in fact we did not know
that he had resigned the position
which we were informed he had on
one of the Raleigh Democratic Dai
lies. To be mere specific again, we will
state, that the " Jonathan Edwards"
letters written from Washington City,
were written by a man who has nev
er voted a Republican ticket. The
same is true of the Raleigh letters,
signed "One of the People'
Now to the fair minded people of
North Carolina, we wish to say, can
you trust a newspaper, or believe
that a single line in it is true, (when
it is to the interest of the Editor to
pervert the truth) that stoop to the
low and contemptable methods
sh own by the article which we copy
from The Carolinian.
Such a man, and such a paper, cer
tainly would not hesitate to pervert
and blind the truth at any time, and
about any matter where hi3 personal
interest and that of the "dear party"
machino was at stake.
We have written plainly, and used
language that cannot be mistaken,
for we believe it to be our duty to
expose, and hold up for public con
demnation, those who can be guilty
of suck crimes against common
truths and justice, those who will
fully manufacture falsehoods to suit
their partisan and selfish purposes.
HE SEES TH NGS NOW WITH D FFERENT
The North Carolinian, Joe Daniels
paper, says :
"Snarling and fault-finding is the
commonest and meaneat of trait,
.Stop it! The sun is ehining and
-res mucn in mc onu imug .ui
we will onlv lift our head above
; dust and dirt that obstruct our
hung around the Legislature of days of the previous week m ah
L ,. ... , . ington City, and evidently prepared
th Carolina until he got an office, ...,.:,u v.-L" lttrs
and then went straight way to Wash-
ington, and besieged the apartments,
.ii . c-i ta vi a. fit
until he got a 3,000 job there. Of
course to him "the sun is shining,
and there is much n fe worth liv-
ing for." If he were back in North
Carolina applying for some office
that one of hia dear Republican
brothers is still holding, or were
working for his living, as thousands
of plain honest people are doing,
... . . . . .
and his profits depended upon tue
rice of his produce, he might not
ie able to "lift his head from the
, .1- 4 .i ... .i..
ust and dirt that obstruct the us
1VU Ul lilt; viumaijf iuuj iwn
Joe, don't take on airs too much all
, . i a.
vuvc, iciiicuiuci mat yuu n"M
very much grieved once at the suf
fering of the people, and that you
may have to yet come down to live
among we ordinary folks. What u
pity that the framers of the consti
tution were not wise enough, to put
in a provision requiring that salaries
of public officers should be scaled
down, in exact proportion with the
falling of the price of the staple
products of the country. If this
were the law, not only every con
gressmen, and the President of the
United States, and every cabinet offi
cer, but eveu every clerk and hirel
ing of the departments would be to
day using his influence, to break the
monopoly on money, and to increase
its volume so that labor and the
products of labor would receive a
fair uid remunerative price.
SOLD OUT FOR A MESS OF POTTAGE
On last Saturday Mr. Warren El
liott paid over to the State Treasurer
$40,000 on the back tax compromise
made by the Legislature iu session at
Raleigh recently, and thus ends the
bigsestsell out ever made by any
North Carolina Legislature. It was
unquestionably a railroad Legisla
ture and ready to do the bidding of
these mammoth aud wealthy monop
lies. The members of that forever
dishonored body will try to excuse
their actions in this matter by claim
ing that they got the Wilmington &
Weldon railroad to give up its ex
emption from taxation for all time
to come. But unfortunately for
them and fortunately for the peo
ple the facts in the case are too plain,
too well understood for such denia
gogery to have any weight. The
people well kuow that the Legisla
ture of 1891 put the State in a po
sition where the last legislature
could have collected every dime of
back taxes and at the same time
force this corporation to surrender
entirely its claimed exemption from
taxation. And there is no good and
just reason under heaven why the
Legislature should fyaye sacrificed
the interests of the State by taking
less. It was a question of principle
as well as one of dollars and cents.
This was the position of the editor of
this paper in the Legislature in 1891
and it is his position now. The
principle was right then and it is
right now. The interests of the
State has been sold out for a mess
: n. i ...
oee in anotner coiumu an article
clipped from the Progressive Farmer
uouuwuiug me statement ot the Jix-
n 'ii. i i, ,
ecuuve Committee and all the State
officers of the Aljanft? jn exposure
or the false charee
that over four
thousand dollars of the funds of the
Alliance were used for the Peoples
Party. This charge has been fre
quently made by politicians, but
when a member of the Alliance, a
man who is secretary of the county
Aii;.,n nt xr i , -
Alliance of Wayne makes the charge,
it is inexcusable. He is in a position
to know better if he so desired, and
.hmh,,,i, u i. i i i
at least he should not speak when he
uoes not h.now ana has not tried to J- Logan Mams and his associ
learn the facte. The only Alliance ates shall control one-half of -what-f
that it could be chared with SIl SSSS JSL". B""er
any show cf truth, that were ever
used for partisan purposes were used
ix i .. . ,
to induce the Democratic party to I
adopt our demands so that we could (Sl&ned) M4 Butler,
consistently act with that party. Witnesses: C-L0qaijSis- -Read
the statement of the Executive Wilson (G.) on behalf of the Oid-
Uommittee of the State Alliance
signed by all the State officers. Kowhulf fit
will the papers that published the
falsehood, publish this exposure of
the fateUM in the intent of tmth
and fair play? Will the people have
any commence m a paper that pub-l
lishes a falsehood and then refuse to
publish a correction of the same?
Let the people watch and see . how
many papers do jtr
The way the administration is
maintaining the parity of gold and
auver is costly as well as absurd. It
u I a parent attempting to noain-
tain an equality between his two
i. i . .
children by lockmg one up in a
dungeon and lavishing all hiira
and attention upon the one he intrc-
duces to the world M ,
The N'orth Carolinian.
The imDression prevailing that th
contract printed below has been
signed is an erroneous one. We are
not surprised that thoughtful peop.e
thought it was "of record. ioey
- - . .
contents of the last Caixaman . On
. ,.t V, ri Vrw.
are jusuneu in o iuuiu -
. . . . - t 1 . . . .. . . . 1 1 n
L.....t.n - nf itis T?.Jrllh!i.n Kltf
utive committee, who spent tereral
which appeared in The Caucasian
They bear evidence of his pen, and
voice the opinions which he is known
eatt.rt4m. We do not know
whether the said Republican wrote
t& editorials in ihb uicamas
the .North Carolina Election Law or
not. They read mightily like be ed
torials on the same line which Mr.
Harris printed in his Republican or
gan, The Kaleigh Signal, a few years
ago. Wheather written by Harris,
ngu. neainer winicii u j xiamo,
Iiutler or some other member of the
new Confederaeay, thev all had the
same insmration. viz.: hatred of the
n, .iara Autru
and will have the same futile end.
As to the subjoined contract,
agreement: It has not yet be.
agreement: It nas not yet oeen
signed or witnessed by any of the
Uariieo W llUnU U Uirs ajrpvni tt ,
but no well informed man doubt that
the contract sets forth the perfect
Darties whose names appear ueiow;
nnHprstniiH tie that exist between
the leading Ponulist and leading Re
publicans. There are some contracts
and agreements that are so well
known and so generally understood
that it is not necessary to redcue
them to writing or to sign them.
The suggested contract beiow is one
of them. What need to write what
every sensible man in North .Caroli
na knows, but which the conspira
tors are unwilling yet to avow ? He
is a silly man who does not see that
the Populists and Republicans are
political Siamese twins, and that
they are working hand iu hand.
The fct that J. C. Logan Harris,
the veteran Republican, is the cor
respondent of The Caucasian, and
furnishes five or six columns of cor
respondence in one issue, all abusive
of the Democratic party, is evidence
to the blindest of this perfect under
standing that foreshadows their per
fect union. And this unholy alliance
is called "A Reform Movement."
God save the mark !
Although the following suggested
contract has never been signed, so
far as we have information, by any
of the partjes whose names appear,
it is certain that it correctly states
the verbal contract or agreement
subsisting between most, if not all,
A Conntract Suggesting the Uunderstand
ing Between Populists and Republicans.
This Contract entered into this
27th day of April, 1893 between Ma
rion Butler, editor of The Cauca,
SIan, and leader of the Weaverites,
of the First Part, and J. C. Logan
Harris, Secretary of the Republi
can State Executive Committee, and
Foster-mother of the Gideomtes, of
the Second Part:
WITNESSETH, That the said Mari
on Butler agrees for and in consid
eration of a promise of the Republi
can support for the United States
Senate for 1893, to publish a paper
at Goldsboro, to bp known as The
Caucasian; said paper to be chiefly
devoted to a denunciation of the
Democratic leaders, a repetition of
the hackneyed Republican tirade
against the North Carolina election
law, and misrepresentation of the
Democratic legislation of 1893.
The said Marion Butler also agrees
in consideration of the above reward
to publjsh in his paper communica
tions from Raleigh written by Uie
said J. C. Logan Harris, signed
"One of the People;" also communi
cations from Washington City writ
ten by said Harris ridiculing and
misrepresenting the Democratic ad
ministration, and Democratic candi
dates for office, signed "Jonathan
Edwards," and any and all other ar
ticles which the said J. C. Logan
Harris or any other Republicans
who are dyed in the wool see fit to
send to his paper, under iaa He
plumes. He also agrees to do any
and all things desired by the Repub
lican leader and his associates that
will injure the Democratic party,
and that will form a more perfect
union between the Populists and Re
publicans. The said J. C. Logan Harris, Par
ty op the Second Part, agrees for
himself and his associates, mostly
colored, to furnish Washington let-
ICIS Bigueu uonaiuan fawaras,"
sian, to write letters from Raleigh
r ui w
iurnish other communications with
various other i,tnTW.. to ,uw
tne Democratic party, and promote
the coalition between the Ponu lists
and the Republicans, and the said J.
C. Logan Harris does for himself
and his associates and Confederates,
heieby agree, in the event that the
coalition of the Gideonites and the
Radicals succceed in controlling the
next Ueneral Assembly in North
Carolina, that the said Marion But
ler shall receive the support of the
ier suau receive ine support or tne
colored and white R-wi,.
the office of United States Senator,
? sr a Part of this agreement that
iu lunrioa nuuer saau De elected
to the United States Senate, the said
In witness of the above stipula-
T10? we hav? kfronite set our
hands and seab this the twentv-
sevenin aay ot April, eighteen h un
dred and ninety-three.
eomte3 . ,
the Usmbsigxkd, approve of
ttt V. lssell, liEO.
on behalf of the Republicans
O. UTHO WILSON, A. C. GREEN,
A t. oHERRELL. T. K. T,fivn rv
Thompson, and five hundred others,
too significant to be named, on be
half of the Gideonites.
Curses, like chinW i.
to roost. Time8 are harder and there
i, i, -
6-.m. Duciiug aiiiumr me i&rm-
ers and laborers In Great BrSn
m if Ii.
J 13 the CDr8e of nome-
THE COJCTKACT KAI OT
THE HIDDEN CITlj
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The shepherd and hit flock.
Gilbert had made the rounds of the
great court and the afternoon was near
ly spent when he again repaired to the
temple. He felt that to be the only place
where he could consistently claim a hab
itation, yet he climbed the causeway
with something of the feelings of an im
poster. There were several priests there with
Ddapel aud Kulcan, and they were evi
dently waiting for Gilbert's return, ush
ering him into the small chamber with
He entered and found it prepared for
occupation by the addition of the usual
At dan furniture, consisting of a few
gaudy striped blankets hanging over a
peain suspenaea irom iue runers, auu a
barge bearskin, evidently an ancient and
,ratly cherished object, spread upon
the floor over a bed of clean rushes.
Ther was no firenlre in this ronm. ns
was usually the case, and the walls were
oi a pure ana reiresinng wmteness. it
had a window on each bide, and was an
exceedingly pleasant apartment indeed
aside from the luxury of its gold and
Gilbert felt that his lines had fallen
in pleasant places as the priests retired
and left him alone.
The unexpected developments of the
pay pad changed the course of the festi
val. and the srreat feast had been forsrot
ten; a quiet, peaceful sense of relief and
tnanKiulness mlea all hearts, the deeply
relierious anions? the neonle feelinsr
W - A JT CJ
hushed into solemn gladness by the day's
events, and discussing with much awe
the overthrow of Chalcu, the thunder
pus coming of Quetzal and the peaceful
future sq full pf blessings j.hat lay be
fore them, and when the nicht Retried
down upon the city they sought their
beas with a calm sense of eecunty
brooding over them in the presence of
the fair god.
Gilbert, too, went to his conch with
somewhat the same thankful spirit in
He awoke on the following morning
with that confused feeling that comes
on awakening in a strange place strong
upon him, and as he lay on his bear
skin robe he let his thoughts run over
the events' of the preceding day." In the
realization of hia peculiar position there
was uppermost in his mind the idea that
he had been placed there to accomplish
good. The thought of Pierce's fate
troubled him but slightly, for he knew
that the balloon, lightened of fully two
thirds of its weight, would rise and
probably convey him safely over the
niouutain range into more habitable
and populous regions.
In the future before him here he saw
the opportunity not only of study, but
for the exercise of his varied talents.
The first duty, he knew, would be to
master the language, and as he was a
finished and remarkable linguist he ap
prehended little difficulty in that direc
tion. Beyond that the widest, wildest
range of possibilities, verging even upon
the ridiculous, asserted themselves.
Then there crept over hia thoughts a
memory, dim at first, growing stronger
momentarily, of a dream that had vis
ited his slumber during the night, and
it unfolded itself before him, gathering
form and details, as some dreams do, the
longer one dwells upon them. In it was
a vision of a fair, sweet face with blue
eyes the face he had seen in the even
ingand he felt a little suggestion of the
strange, tender thrill again.
Although he was thirty, and, he
thought, had been so madly in love
again and again that he wag familiar
with the ission, yet that wild thrill
was a new and a weird sensation. He
felt it tingling through him as bemused,
and he wondered at it in a dreamy way,
as a man might look back upon an ex
periment in opium smoking or hasheesh
eating as a sort of curious study in new
emotions or feelings. A close student of
men and of nature, as well as of science,
he knew but Uttle after all of women,
and had yet to witness the power of
love's strong passion in a pure woman's
He rose and looked out the window.
The canyon's depths were still black as
night, but he heard the voices of the
shepherds as they drove out their flocks
and some pale columns of bluish smoko
were winding sinuously upward in the
still air, showing that life was stirring
in the strange city.
He went out and wandered aW the
bank pf the winding river, where the
pinou orchards grew down to the water's
edge, and he saw the trout leap and rip
ple its calm surface. Farther on were
slight rapids, and he complacently se
lected a site for his mill with a feeling
JS?i WC?v deUcioilsly Picturesque
spots along the stream, shady nook,
with velvety greensward and prodli
with Sowers unknown to him, for he
was not a botanist. ' '
He found he had wandered for quite
distance from the city by the time the
Bun rose, and he returned more hur
riedly, with an appetite for breakfast
that he hoped would be rewarded.
-Kulcan was at the temnU -v, -,.-i
bert arrived, and had prepared a meal
for the truest It w Z, ,T
, . . ur ne en
aeavored to converse wif. i i
nified his pleasure by heerful
smiles. 3 ' BIwble
Beginning by pointing to varioua oK
jecte, with inquiring wwda Tdooks"
the simple, aboriginal process of wl '
ing their names was begun Tt onci
in a few moments the two were W?
ing their knowledge of each other's la?
gnage, which was af tenJ
up day by day "61
tered the Atzlan tongue. andKtST
had acquired a fair knowledge of
This was the beirinnlT,o-i.t. I
ship, afterward to be tested by a terrible
Aftr Oilbert had dispose of hU
brekft of fruit and wveral deltciou
cak of waiari, and lihtM bis rI.
bistniod reverted to tb instruninU.
cxmtr and otb-r article which be bd
left at the top of the cliff. Motioning
Knlcn to follow him, h went down to
the court aod out Wyond the city, and
1.. 1 .V. nn th r-llfT I'Xt ll.
t-i .n..., i v,i with m fer in
nun aw iuuun -
hia heart that the atrnnger was
l. . . .......... t.-i K4im muote
heavenly dwelling, he knew nut what,
but he f'earvd equally to disobey.
It was a long, hard climb. More than
two hours ebied before they rest bed
the top. and Gilbert found it a far more
difficult Uk than the descent had been.
On arriving at the spot where the bal
loou - alight cargo had Uen thrown out
he wdected such artic les as would not be
liable to injurv at the hands of the in
experienced Atzlan, such a the fiVld
giass, quadrant, etc., and gave them
to him to carry. He took them with a
nperstitious and very apiarent fear
and misgiving, but was reassured at the
fight of Gilbert' smiling face. The lafc
ter carefully carried the camera and
photographic platen, the case of Mir-k-al
implements, the barometer and the lit
tle battery with the electric light, wra;
ping them in the blanket for safety, and
again Ud the way, Kulcan following
with pleasurable alacrity.
Gilbert was rejoiced when they arrived
at the temple without au accident to
their precious freight and debited it
uiKu the floor in vafety. He noticed
Kulcau's curious gaze wander over the
glittering objects with awe and nocula
tion, and taking the fieldglasses held
them up and motiomd to him to look
through t heiu. He did so, and started
back in pale terror as he Raw the giant
cathedral spires loom np immediately
before him; but the wonder of it and
his intense curiosity soon overcame his
fear, and he gazed long and rapturously
through the gleaming tubes, turning
them in different directions in simple,
When Gilbert, who bad observed the
stone implements in the citv. and sur
mised rightly that iron was unknown,
6lipm'd the chamois covering from the
polished steel hatchet and handed it to
the Atzlan, he took it with a tender, al
most reverent, touch, for he recognized,
from its shapo, its use and punose. His
eyes moistened as he felt the marvelous
keenness of its edge, but he did not
realizo its true value until Gilbert, with
one quick stroke, severed a piece of
cedar firewood at least three inches
thick and rapidly split it into pieces
He gapped with astonishment, which
grew into positive terror, as Gilbert
lighted the wood with a match and held
it aloft while it burned. Gilbert showed
him several more such wonders, and it
was afternoon before Kulcan left him,
and repairing to Iklapel related the
marvelous doings of the god. The old
priest listened with smiles and nods,
for he felt that the younger must
acknowledge the force of his nronhetic
v a a
utterances of the previous day, and then
went himself to Gilbert s lofty lodging
.Entering the room as Gilbert was
busied in arranging his effects in a suit
able and convenient disposal, the latter
saw at once that l is visitor was bund,
and rose to offer him aid, which was
courteously and with priestly dignity
declined with words of denrecatins lm
port. Gilbert stood before the old priest,
and with practiced eye discerned that
he was afflicted with a mild form of cat
aract, and he decided that its removal
would be his first care
Seating the old man he trentlv touched
his eyelids, and the aged priest realized
that the god was about to exert his
power. Gilbert took some chloroform
from his little medicine case and applied
it with bis handkerchief. While the
priest was under its deathlike influence
he deftly and rapidly removed the dire
hindrance to his eyesight ere he recov
ered consciousness and bound the hand
kerchief over his ej-es to exclude the
now fading light of dav.
When the old man recovered he strug
gled to his feet, and feeling the bandage
attempted to push it from off his eves!
but Gilbert gently restrained him, and
ne instanuy omprehentlea his meaning;
he knew that something had been done
to restore his vision, for he could see
light through the folds of the linen, and
he felt that he was once more to see tho
sun, and the trees, and the faces of his
people, and he went away with a glad
heart. It was several dava before rjn.
bert removed the bandage entirely, and
wnen, at last, imapel stood at sunset at
Gilbert's window, and saw the plowing
sky and the distant towers, great tears
ran aown ms wrinkled cheeks, and he
fell on his knees before the
his eyesight, with sob3 of joy choking
ma u iterance, xnea he offered up a
fervent and touchinsr wavir nf tiionk.
his lean, shriveled arms raised toward
neaven, and his wrinkled face working
When he rose and walked down the
broad incline with none of his former,
hesitation and appeared before a group
Fccn.o au mi, cnuaute to tne temple,
calling them by name from a distance
in order to show them the miracle the
god had wrought, there was great re
joicing, for thet venerable priest was
mvea Dy them all. Since the death of
ivuican s father, who had been the cov
"uul "apei naa exercised supreme
authority in the city by virtue of his
priestly office. The office pf gqvernoj:,
which the earlv historian nf xrtJi
confounded with that of king in the case
oi -ftionrezama, was an elective and not
hereditary dignity, the incumbent bein"
chosen by the council of chiefs at stated
The governor had been deai fnrno..i.
a year, and although his son was favor-
uiy regarded by the council the elec
tion naa repeatedly been postponed by
the machinations of Chalpa, who al
though not possessed pf sufficient politi
cal strength to gain the office himseli
caused the delay in the hope of increas
ng his influence and ultimately defeat
ing Kulcan. The removal of Iklapel's
affliction was a blow to Chalpa's ambi
tion, as it enabled the old priest to min
gle among the chiefs and help Kulcan'g
candidacy, and his was the only face
which showed no pleasure when Iklapel
The news of his cure soon spread
through the city, an crowds snrrotinded
him as he went about with hearty con
gratulations. In his walks about the city and out
side its precincts Gilbert found a great
maize he observed, were the stames.
ltnerewas produced a goodlvananl
, , , ' . eirawDerneg.
gooseberries and flax and wild tobacco
all denoting the fecundity of the region.
It Was While wnnsnT, m
Sf J? ter ,.hia that he again
caught a glimpse of the beautiful face
thouSht. and it was
S.V" ft6 J10 f EeeinS
.t he took occasion to walk about
r "ty 80 of ten'
? De afteraoon he stood watching
iif 6 ter backing upon a thick
fe6 of with his blunt stone
- -v.uij, auyuv it lew
days after hia arrival that b
, w' Uttle
l6 cut the w
w- , ..'" uionc stone
maKiag uttle progress until
Mm, and taking .
one stroke. While he was entovinT th
smTnse deleted upon the man's ttwa
Si? "f ?d musica1' brok Pon tin
80 eetwas th
tht Gilbert eemed to Know us mean
thatuuner m ; .
ing. although of course he anew not lb.
'i. i Ions? afterward that b
.U It vrsi long auerwaru
lated its simple wording and o
ad and pUiutive air dow n in sun
What ori f!f Ihe jt.r Cn.oM
Ami uiunod) art- fieri in !
Thr fir f 11 r er" r"',,;
ls iu or !.rrts nrVr lie
To clifk U nroc to it ft
rmcins bar brr not ar
( u om of our tru love:
FU1I ftot o. -s;,lt rda.
It U-r u on iu mm !jr.
A1J '' I'" snrT1
The voice came from a window a'.mos
above hU bead, but be could see nothinj.
fr,i. where h stood. He walked ..wax
- . . . . .
.li.f iii.-u nn. 1 ttiniinir iul as ti
a m m - - m -w
g died away he saw her lovely fac j t Jlt, legislature ,,,
fur a moin' iit ?.s Khe looked U-wn inti t
l.d t.r.M.11 r.iTirt
Ti...; i.ii t t.vr nn instant, and tin .
bbod ruslicl into her cheeks as she dreu t
herself r.uicklv back, lie Ktxl 1 okiu
. . " . . . :i . .
toward the winlw i.r nwuue, i-a
turiunl and slowly walked away. Sh
was watcldng him from lx-hind a htl
tering grtc.vt! of window plant, whet,
her brother Kulcan entered the r.x tu
and following her gaze mw GilNil
crossing the court. He walked to tl.
window and tod there un'il (JilU-rt
obeying an uncontrollable impulse,
turned, and seeing Kulcan he waved his
hand to him. He realize 1 that the fail
girl was Kulcau's hister, and ho resolvt-c
to ee her frequently, for hhe had pro
dnced upon him an impression and ex
cited amotion both new and strange
He wandered alwu-.t the city with hit
thoughts full of her and her sweet fact
coming ever Ik? fore him as be mused
for an hour or more, recalling her l-ol
and the expression ilium her face, bei
lul carnage and ngure,
figure, until il
seemed as though he had Known ner 101
(TO UE CUXTINI'EI.1
I.VlNtJ AVIT1I VAlilAHONS.
(Sjecial to The Caii akiaM
Ii a lkigh, S. C. Mr. Editor:
It is very amusing to watch how the
partisan monopoly newspapers are
forced to change their lying state
ments, made to deceive, from time to
time. Laot fall the partisans, who
had lied, bribed, cheated and stolen
before and at the election to accom
plish their purpose, then issued a
proclamation that Marion Hutlcr was
dead, and they straightway proceed
ed to bury him and preach his fu
neral. But behold he still shows
signs of life, or at least he was a
lively corpse or a dangerous ghost
The people called for him to come
out and speak to them aguin, and he
went straightway aud spoke the same
unanswerable arguments and unde
niable truths which he had been
speaking. And then the politicians
say unto themselves, "it is no use for
us to tell the people that he is dead
and buried, for behold he walks
among them and speaks to them like
a living man, so let us change our
tune and say through our mauy
organs that llutler thinks he is
"making addresses to the people,"
but he is only 'speaking to the
Third Party corpse.' But behold
that the frequency with which the
people call for him to speak is un
comfortably abundant, the size of
his audiences is an inconvenient
multitude' Ho let us again come
together and change our tone of
voice. Iet us say unto the people
that they must not go out for to bear
this man who would not die and
whose paper has grown to hideous
proportions. Let us warn the peo
ple that he wcareth a mask, and
that their political chastity will not
be above suspicion if they do go out
for to hear him. And if we can not
catch the ear of the people with this
tune, may the devil help us to think
ot some other plausible lie."
Now, Mr. Editor, I am truly sorry
for this gang of lying hvpocrites,
for they have not yet learned that
the people are at" last awake and
thinking and reading for themselves
and no longer will thev listen to the
noise of those who had" led them into
bondage. Use of the People.
ti. n.i ! -vt . ot me ol- 1 in sun', c M'"
xuc ituieign iNortn uaroIiMian tavs in m,lc; 7i t. ". ,u
tuat uie articles in The Caucasian pie into a little Mizzle f.,r tt
.m ... . I "Uk"V v ii va v. " ii
on the elpftion lm si... i. ....i nation of which a Mas"ii&:
the Democracy." Ilalber our articles " ,
, I v-.. iu ,1.1 HJi J t l'HUlJil..i
ol.n. Ul 1 At I .
ooow uaireu ior me corrupt method
practiced by the party that has no
Democracy in it. but masoie ades
under that name. Yes The Cait-
Casian hates wrong and corruption.
aud whenever those terms become
synonimous with the name of any
party it shares C-.e game fate. Wil
The Carolinian slander the nume and
memory of Thos. Jefferson and An
drew Jackson by claiming that the
methods practiced in the late election
by. his party were Democratic? Is
perverting the will of the neonle
Temocratic? Is stealing Democratic?
Ihose things we hate and fight
HEAR BOTH SIDES, THEN DECIDE.
There was recently a great politi
cal debate in Philadelphia. The
question discussed was : "Which of
fers the best practical political means
for the benefit of the working men
of this country, the Democratic par
ty, the People's party, the Kepubli
fan nfirtr . i.- rn i . .r.
"r.M)W mu vuurcn i hese
speeches are very long but they are
by very able men representing the
four sides. We will publish at least
two of them if not all. Col. Henry
WrattersoD, editor the Courier-Jour
nal, spoke for the Democratic side.
We will publish his speech first
Subscribe now so you can read botfc
POPULISTS IN THE FIELD.
Alabama Reformer, to Keopttn the Old
ight for Kolb.
Birmingham. Ala.. Mav li.Tha
Kolb Democrats and the Populist
wereuomin session here to-day
They emressed them sol
- . ' uuh KAm.
mousjy in favor of again nominating
ivuiu ueii, year, ana nave met to
make ready for the CftTTI Tin 5 rm
candidate will be allowed to run un
less he pledges himself against any
law that tends to disfrA.nc.hi
men. which is aimed at th mr a
Imi: ami i.mx. . .
ln!cr the at...,.
Charlotte U.v,., . . , "
inst.. conies f(irw.,..
funds Wile u. i 11
the Third t-.i-ix
M.ll. 4 IU- 1 Ml.., ; -
but dot s !oth,!, j
a rect in i. :vt u
i Stevens, of V;(.
which Stevi n 't
was the i a .! . v
a wabbly, tott- i ,!
Alliance f.r s-o, .
before the lat ran
wa consider d a u
tlty. He rceti,i
lu ll w-cainc m..r.'
f the 1h st peop;,
sav 1 tiat Miiu ,
bat be received a i
nit by thrtwii!g ,
precincts he a .
do rot know 1 1, , .
kliowl-nlgc. but t!;.
published iu t!ii
di nie.l. !! cam.'
and was activ e i;!
r peal the Allian. ,
is t!i kinl of an
is. He voted f'u
that pissed the I!..
er says Steven :
than tiie editoi
arc not prepared t .
because it is tu.t
iiestioii at issue, an,! , .
that the public i- -of
that. Hut a ,,
of veracity involve.! ...
of the best citizens ,
lina aud eight of i ,
bers of Alliance, ali l , . .
t ion to know vs In !,, .
Stevens and His, V .
KalcighX. t'., M ;
We the undersign. ,
N. C. State Allianc .
and individuals, n.-.i
false the report th.
any other sum was ,i ,,,.
allowed to be used iM t;.
of the People's ji.titv I i x,
one cent of Allian., .,
used for such a pui
of the Executive i i !,.-.
yiny meeting, last .
liance lecturers u. , .
from the field, tin- I., :;
weeks prior to the i!:--t
organize a new pari .
was paid for leetiim ;,
and no moiiev was u-,,1 f
tbati legitimate expi -n. ,
Signed S. It. A :
I . r. .1 : ill N
d. M. .Mi.wi-..,
MVRION Hl'TLKU. l'l.i.!,,
Cyri-s Thompson, . ,
W. S. HaRXKS, S.m 'v-Th;,.
. II. WoKTlI, Stat- Hum!.
. A. Graham, Ti um.. .
ISow is the M
willing to accept the -r.it.
these irentiemen an.! m.,!.
apologies t( all con. -em. ,1. t
persist in misrepi s. nt inu'
prof is forthcoming.' W
All the natters that l..m-.
Stevens' letter, the )!,, i. r
ed, are expected L. tmMi-'.ti
exposure of St-.nV U
or else they will 1
charge of treating b..t!i tli. A
and individuals util.iiilv. W.
tservi'r -Is( it - r-
by saying, "now k-
your vulgarity an ! ..th r
fireworks." Ve u -:'.vy-
A 1 " .
tilings and then. ( ,,,,
1a. IP .1
tt. ji the MKcrer in i.:
facts again, let n- kii"
1'OCKKT II I (.11 - ( IHtiil.
e acknowielge receipt":
tation to the
Pocket High School. M tirt
on Fridav Mav i?f It !i . Mr
Hutlei will deliver ti'- n
Sam IjOvd. tlm in.it letnatif
author of the famous "l.'t Yv.
said to have discovered th''
s matical mystery is h :'!,'
1 C A 1 . .I .I. I'
oeuut oi iue fress iui
and Charity Fund for cun'l:&
IIIBtutiii aiuiuff IN
nut LUIMtK BI VI
unco bv uii criwT Pw I
n . . . .nnrllt
I AVE AT LEAST THREE PBWl'i
. IIULg OI IT! Hi L., J'"- L
ECURE THREE PAIRS AT P
Ladies' Fine Button and Li
$2.50. 3.00. , j :
Gents' Fine Calf La
Gaiter. $2.00, $2.50. $3 00.
Misses' and Youths' Cel'-!?cJ
POSTAL SHOE COMJJJ
H9 COBOWU $L ind US Frank'1" ,
t h the -1
Shoe House, and give it fly
rtrtimknln f .ill
plaint make to me A
rant every pair to be jllit I
sen ted. See
W. H. WOIITII, S. 1
Orders can be sent to-
Tho Editor of Tiik
an tsfJfv in ficir uai :
- - - w- - m m w
O. J. PETERSON B"fIil5
Next Session CPens
t, kr First Sef
ment at b1". ;rcPDtJi
' . - tmin nr. . I
accorflfft in-aoe.' . for
Vtfte to the rnrs;,V
u? wmk so ruil or sincere feclinj
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