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. - THE EDITOR ON THE
..Lb OF THE DAY.
u !.,;! Observer nays, "that
,, :,t ought to have under
i managed the World's
had it. at Washington." It
; i- now run by private
i - : it. is used to opprtos
and squeeze money out of
It claims that the gov
iiuld have run it, arid even
at a actual eost to the
his is pretty good logic,
j,h doctrine. We wish
ulate Tlie Observer upon
deliverance from dark
s -anii- doctrine, and this
! I '.
J ti i
k , applies to railroads, and
public monopolies used for
. 1 1 ii.-. with even more force,
iu. s to the Fair, in as much
mi all the time. And were
r the jtower of the money in
.- of a corporation, The Ob
mid be advocating the same
for railroads as it does for
railroad commission of South
i , has fixed the rates at which
. ,nl road company shall haul
v: v for the State dispensary as
,; i- on all other freights. The
i iioiid and Damille Hail road re
Im obey the orders of thecotn
h'licis. We guess the comj any
:.k it is now bigger than the
It may not be now, but it
!. y' be, unless the power ot
I, c i (Pi porations over elections and
ji-iaturvs, and congress is broken.
Monopoly politicians, and subsidized
; .(liii( -ians will not much longer, we
! - licve, be able to fool a majority of
; i i' oters in America. The people
(' in a large majority, but they
manage to so vote that the corpora
tions rule, that is, they unwillingly
help the corporations, to carry out
! In ii- plans.
it is now whispered that when the
cablegrams said that the Herman
Emperor was defeated, that Chair
man Simmons of North Carolina
rfent a cheering cablegram to Em
peror and told him not to give up
like a simple, honest child, but
to find some irregularities in the re
turns and then to order a recount of
the vote after having employed some
talented and experienced counters.
We can not vouch for the truth of
this rumor, in fact we don't believe
it. but we do know that our Chair
man Simmons could have given the
voting Kmperor points on counting.
I Wit at any rate the Emperor ordered j
i t. - . .il
a recou ni aim mis uuie came oi.i
ahead. His army bill has just pass
ed the b'eichotag by a majority of 16.
A few months ago, the whole
.Southern and Western Democracy
were for free coinage of silver. But
"ie eland has declared against silver,
lew the majority of the party is the
"ther way. What has caused the
change, is the wonderful personal
magnetism of the great beeffy, cold,
'!ur? Behind Clevelaud stands
the money power, when G rover spoke,
the influence, yes influence of that
-'i' 'tile power spread and got in its
a rk on congressmen, politicians and
i.espapers. The large class who
i somebody else to turns tor
''i.eiu have also fallen in line and
:;.!! ' over to the gold bugs. Poor
b-ois. following the very men, who
h-ce bet raved them !
Vv are asked every day, "who is
;iiun Edwards?" His letters
t trading attention everywhere.
- a hay seeder, but he is writing
Tin. Caucasian" better letters
'iiai: a i other paper publishes that
u" Jonathan is the kind of
that The Caucasian wants
i: d u.r peuple believe in. lie is
' !!!. iig on the light. He wanted
' otiie back home and spend the
nine t when congress adjourned,
' T e told him to stay in Washing
i' -n and watch, and he has certainly
ept his eyes open.
We are going every week to differ
ent parts of the State. We go out
among the people. The one great
li ed that we find everywhere is
money, more money. The industry
I of the yeople
have provided them
wun more than an abundance of
e -er iumr i-'n,..
o ----- -ii. I'usiuess men
i i i .
" ai.o sunering
with the same complaint. The one
great need now with all our peo
ple is money ! .moke money 1 1 And
when they get another chance at the
ballot box they will vote that way.
atiU tlie OailKS nr.. ,, 1.. . .
it is semi-ofiieially announced that
uie pie-counter will remain closed
until the extra session convenes,
this look, bad for silver. Washina
es, it looks as if the pie will be
used to "influence" silver congress
men in favor of the gold herasv.
:F THE PRESS ,S LEAD;NG THE PU3L;C,
A-HO IS LEAD.NG THE PRESS 7
1 i . - .
r.x -.-senator lniralls in an article
on newspapers and jolitics kuvs
"Censorship of the press is the fa
vorite prerogative of tvrants. who are
compelled to prevent inquiry into the
cnaracter arm conduct of rulers and
the oppressions and abuses in laws
and administration. The progrees
of American journalism from servi
tude to freedom has been th
much tribulation. Macaulay declares
that th- history of Knglishlibertv is
the record of t he. strnf.rles of tl
English press for freedom from 'ov-
-rn mental scrutiny.
1 he emancipation of the press of
trie united States from governmental
restriction and from the ancient
doctrines of political and personal
libel is complete. The people are in
full and absolute possession of all
means of information concerning
their rights and privileges, and of
all invasion and abridgement by the
neglect or misconduct of their repre
sentatives and magistrates. Instead
of the press being under the censor
ship of the goverr merit as in other
countries, here the government is
under the censorship of the press.
The most important safeguard
against the dangers of an unlicensed
and irresponsible press is in the
enormous multiplication of newspa
pers. No journal, und no combina
tion of journals under one system,
can become strong enough to swerve,
suppress or distort the public judg
ment. If a Kepublican paper is
started in a community, the Demo
crats immediately establish an organ
of their own. So that every question
which concerns the people is pre
sented from all points of view, argu
ments are repeated until they become
a part of the intellectual possessions;
of the most illiterate and policies are
measured and weighed by the stand
ards of an enlightened judgment."
There is much truth and at the
same time much that is misleading
in the above. The ex-Senator fail
to locate or to name the power that
is subsidizing the Democratic as well
as I'epuhlieau papers on certain
questions. The fact that you have
a Democratic and Kepublican paper
does not at all menu that you will
get all public questions ventilated.
Through some mysterious influence
the mouths of Democratic u well as
Kepublican papers have been closed
about the evils of the money power,
Even an independent paper like the
Washington Tost, keeps mum. This
has made the Alliance and 1'opnlist
press a necessity, for the nionev
question is the greatest one now before
the American people. No paper that
stands for the single gold standard
and the monopoly of money should
be called a Democratic, Uepublican
or Independent paper.
Let the mask be taken off and
brand them all as gold-bug papers.
There are now but two parties in
America, the gold and the anti-gold
party To which do you belong?
WAS IT A POLITICAL ADDRESS?
We clip the following from the
News it Observer :
"Col. Waddell's address on Social
ism is a timely discussion of a very
important movement among the peo
ple of this country, and there are
few speakers more capable of pre
senting it in a proper light thau the
eloquent Wilmingtonian. We would
be glad if an arrangement could be
made for him to deliver his address
at every court house in Xorth Caro
lina. In some parts of the country many
persons have adopted ideas which, if
carried to their logical conclusion,
would revolutionize our entire system
of government, and place the best,
interests of the people in jeopardy,
while utterly destroying the vital
principles of our boasted liberty."
Will not the politicians object to
getting politics in the colleges?
The following is a sample of the
kind of editorial squibs that are now
appearing in the administration pa
"If the free silver advocates are
wise thev will prepare a few speeches
on the rights of the minority' and
have them ready for the extra ses
sion." Does this not make Hon. C. B.
Avcock and other houest Democrats
feel bad. Yes Mr. Aycock's heart is
now heavy, for he is an honorable
man. He pledged himself to the
people and to free silver last fall on
the stump. He did this in a manly
and non-partisan way. He brought
great joy to the hearts of the people
when he said' that if the Democratic
party did uot stick to these pledges
and give the people relief that then
he was done with the Democratic
party and would go with the people,
for they knew he was an honorable
man and would stand by. his
principles rather than by party.
Yes Mr. Ajcock is no doubt sad and
sorely dieappointed with his party,
but we congratulate the people, for
they will no doubt have this able
champion on their side in the next
fight against the . combined power
now labelled Republico-Democracy.
We suppose the tariff is not rob
bing the people much now. We nev
er hear anything about it tf.
AX OPKX LiriTKR
TO CARTA N ASHE, ED TCR CF THE
RALEiGH NEWS Sl OBSERVER.
Who it th- Apoi.tl. c.r Dim .r.l.-- W ho
r( ,v?-Th. l-nio-ra'jr of i;utl-r und of
Uhr (oiilrul.(!.-U hr- Hull, r Lot
I'Hlriotir Knth ii -iH-oii.-- Ilriir ')jtai!i,
IJiht About l('r."-shiinl, I.ul.r. or
Hr I ! Hi t.un.
fv J).:ak Cai'T.vix In the i...-.ue of
the N'ews-Oberver, July 7th, you re
fer to Marion J.utler's speeehes in
Chatham enmity, ad vising AUianc.
niari of the Democratic faith to let
ie apostle .f diseord and of oppo.si -
tion to the Demoeratie party severely
(Other had 'i deserted Lee's ira
yoii to pardon this open let- mortal armv'with one hundred times
ter in reply. It best suits my eon- less perci. ferny than you have de
veni, nee to submit in this wav .some ! serte(l JelTei soniau Democracy no
relleetion.s for your
courteous consideration. It will
reach thousands of eaer readers
through Tub Cait.vsian, and the
people will understand how deeply
I am concerned that the truth should
be known. The essential difference
between you and l.utler is in adher
ing to "first principles." J.utkr ad
vocates the sub-treasury or ware
house, plan as a means of financial
relief. So did you only a short while
a-o, w ith great force and vehemence.
Iiutler advocates bi-metalicisiu.
So did you until within the last few
days. You have abandoned that
and now sav that the world (includ
ing India, of course, is against silver
as a iiiomy metal,
Diitler advocates the free coinage
of silver. So does the State Demo
cratic platform, and so did you until
stumped on the India scare-crow.
Dutler advocates a revision of the
tariff. So does the national and
St tl" Democratic platforms, and you.
dear Captain, were profoundly agi
tated about the .Melvinnley bill up to
the very dav of the election. Your!
editorials on the taiiff constitute a I
part of the imperishable literature
on that great question, and they have
oeeii carefully archived, let me hope.
tor the intellectual diversion of your
readtrs two and four years hence.
Hutler advocates an income tax.
So does the State Democratic
platform and so do you. 1'iit both
you and the platform are likely to
change front on this question.
Hutler advocates honest elections.
You are as dumb as a December
oystei in the faee of the most out
rageous election frauds ever perpe
trated on a fiee people. You knew
when the State election law va.
passed that its purpose was ballot
box robbery. You know to-day that
in twenty counties iu North Carolina
in the last election twenty thousand
illegal votes were polled and at least
twenty thousand more legal votes
were illegally suppressed. Butler
prote. ts against siu-h fraud. You do
The repeal of the ten per cent, tax
on State banks is your hobby, or at
least it was only a day or two ago.
You advocate, in this connection, the
hoarding oi' yoid as a reserve fund.
Thus from a bi-metalic and free coin
age advocate of la.t week, you out
Herod Herod as a gold-bug of to-day.
Butler advocates a stable, uniform,
cheap, elastic, sound national cur
rency. The agricultural interests of
the country demand such a currency-.
Everybody who possesses a thimble
full of common sense knows that our
financial conditions have entirely
changed since the honest, debt-pay.
mg days of State banks, lou hold
on to your hobby with some show of
persistency, but I shall be surprised
if you do not soon abandon it. I
notice that our members of Congress
from North Carolina, particularly
those "Alliancemen of Democratic
faith," are taking the cue from you
and are about ready to surrender the
Sherman act for the repeal of the
State bank tax. Woe be unto them
when thev do it!
Butler urges the people to iade.
pendent political action, believing
that neither of the two old parties
will give them the legislation they
demand. If that is a crime you are
to a great extent responsible for it.
You weie Senator Merrimon's law
partner when he was a candidate for
re-election to the United States Sen
ate. Merrimoa was a bolter. He
was elected to the Senate over Vance
by Republican votes. He was de
nounced, maligned, cursed, seorued
throughout the State. His name was j
a bv-word ond a reproach. The!
meaness "revenue raic
ler" w as a "en-
tlemriTi ami a natnot eomn.-i rod to the!
... . , j
now lamented jurist, lawyer, states-1
man. i ou advocated nis re-election.
You flooded the State with literature
formentiug the iudependentism that
has since found a permanent abiding
place in the politics of this State.
Yon, then, wei'e the "apostle of dis
cord and opposition to the Demo
cratic party." You gallently lead
the "forlorne hope." Tlie seed you
then distributed is the wholesome
bread that is now feeding the hosts
of independent "Alliancemen of the
Democratic faith." Truly, my good
Samaritan, it was "bread cast upon
the waters." At that time Marion
Butler was a bare-footed boy run
ning at large iu the huckleberry
swamps of "sweet Sampson" with a
bell around his neck. It was an
eventful Saturday afternoon he
diked out in his Sunday clothes and
walked in to Clinton to help the town
boys shoot marbles and whittle dry
goods boxes. A copy of the Raleigh
Observer, then edited by Sanders and
Hale, containing your famous back
door eorresponderce, fell into his
hands. From every section of the
State there appeared a letter from
"one of the people" breathing the
spirit of revolt against the "Demo
eratie machine." It set his ambitious
young soul on fire. It was that in
spiration that has made him the idol
ized leader of "Alliancemen of Dem
ocratic faith" who are now in revolt
against the same old "Demoeratie
Merrimon God bless his memory
a pure, noble, upright, God-fearing,
honest man, was crushed by the
machine. He was never forgiven.
Even his elevation ' to the Chief
Justiceship of our Supreme Court
did not protect him against the ma
levolent resentment of the "machine
Democrats," who are loudest in the
denunciation of Marion Butler, and
GOLDSBOKO. X. C THURSDAY.
debt-ate n.TiiS. mv dear
t'pt;!U. you s!ueil of patrifacti'ri.
It does not beeoiue you to belittle 1
Marion H i'!. r or to jeer at him ;
"the ajo-T of iliseorif. Moreover,
dons it ever oeeur to y that 'oii '
have no authority from t!.e Demo-;
eratie .arty to d:ei;'im- it n -'
volters? On repeated oeeaMotis th-i
Demoeratie f arty ha in.rei and j
repudiated you, and emphasized it i
eolldeliHiatifin J,v eleetlllir Jioc'di
Iaiiels-a l.-ard!ess, eountry humi
kin, an amature in everythinj; but!
euiiinn - r-iaie j.rnuer. lou an
Captain without a follow intr. Von
won your title on the battle fields in
Virginia u bere you did the proud
name of Alie honor and eredit. Hut
! uiy dear old comrade for many
i IUJ-,,ts '' b pt under tli.- same tarr
ut-aveus wiiuin eitiow ionc.n ,,j eaeli
! !. ' -. ou
; tr.m o.o . . ...... 1 .....1 1 .
( T,tl-w An ....... I. ....,,1.1 fc. .. .. . 1
ignoble death. From Moore's Creek
in the early days of the I. evolution
io me closing et the ternt.le trage.ty
....... .1.11 i I
at Appomattox the Ashes have U-enJ
brave, loyal, true, courageous, hon
orable peopb well balanced, sound
minded, cmp.i .tent. I am entirely
at a loss, my dear old friend, to ac
count for your political vairaries.
Now, oh.J fellow, pull yourself to
gether. Sullvauize your muscles
ami pound the doctrine of salvation
.leffer soman Democracy into the
thick-headed leader of the Demo
cratic party before it is everlastingly
I may address you again touching
some matters in which I shall ask
your co-operation, but in the mean
time don't be overcome in your solic
itude for the
a i.i.i a n km f.n' ok t11k
Scott Hill, Fender Co., July 4, IS!).'.
If you are unequal to the under
taking step aside and let Marion
Butler head the procession.
KX'-SKS. 1TMIC INtiAM.S HAS A GOOD
oi-imok hi- Tin: ik..ioci;atii:
We clip the following from a long
article in the New York World by
John .1. Ingalls :
"Macauhiy describes a class of
Englishmen who preferred to p'.rish
by precedent rather than to be saved
by innovation. In the United States
these would be Democrats, and in
casting the political horoscope the
continued existence of the Demo
cratic party, its successors and us
signs, must be taken for granted as
inevitable. It is imperishable, be
cause it rests upon the basis of nega
tion. It is opposed to any change in
the status (pio. Were there no Dem
ocratic party in being, it would be
instantaneously evolved unon the
presentation ot any programme pro
posing aturmative action by the Gov
ernment in any direction upon any
At every sttp of our historic ad
vance towards nationally the Demo
cratic party has been steauf. st and
immovable in opposition. All that
has been done has been in violation
of the Constitution. Since it has
been accomplished, thev acquiesce,
but insist that nothing more shall be
done. They opposed the coercion of
the seceding States, the draff, na
tional banks, the issue of bonds, the
LegaUTendcr act, the abolition of
slavery, the prosecution of the war.
negro suffrage, resumption of specie
payments, the homestead laws, rail
road land grants, and a protective
tarirf as unconstitutional, but there
is no more danger of discrimination
against important American indus
tries by Cleveland's Administration
j than there is of repudiation of the
natioual debt or the abrogation of
the constitutional amendments.
Democrats have politically neither
conscience, courage nor convictions.
They are consistent in nothing but
inconsistency. They have made no
professions they have not abandoned,
advocated no policy from which the
have not retreated. They have al
ternately denounced and supported
every measure advanced by their ad
versaries and fonietimes simultane
ously, as when thev have demanded
r tne sucar f Domsiuna the pro
tCCtlOU they Have dell led to tlie iron
, 1 1 .-
ot 1 eimsy Ivauia,
Pretending to be in favor of the
free coinage of silver, they supported
a Presidential candidate whom they
knew to be unalterably opposed to it
and who would promptly veto a bill
should it pass. His proposition for
an income tax, which sent them into
epileptic convulsions during the war
as an odious, inquisitorial invasion
of human liberty, they accept with
out a murmur of protest, and under
the pitiless scourgings of his con
tempt for their greed of oilice they
whimperingly cringe with snariing
The growth of the Xorth Carolina
College of Agriculture and Mechanic
Arts has been very remarkable.
Starting four years ago with one
building and five professors present,
and with little equipment, it now has
six buildings, fifteen prolessors and
teachers, and a complete equipment
in many technical lines. It gradu
ated its first class in June, but tt
once many of these young men step
ped into lucrative and responsible
positions. Its announcement appears
in this issue.
"THE ONLY M KNACK."
The Poor Old Campaign Tariff not in it
A financial condition which is the
OXT.Y mexace to the country's wel
fare and prosperity. G rover Cleve
land, June 5th, 1S93. tf
1 STRIKE FOR
l"ICi:.KT Ml Tl III XKMIMII TANOf.
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A. I. U. Oi
;l.l...,,,K, N. C. Atigut 7th,
T.t thf Mr-iuUr (', AHian-f of
yr-rth ( an, Una Congress i called to
meet in extraordinary hession on
August 7th next. The purpose of
this special session is tated by the
resident, to be to repeal the present
silver law. While this law. knovi-..
t iSlttrni!11, . - , - ,
merman .aw, i.-, certainly a
.. , , ... ., , , ,
ui.i&i-nuui, aim pronaoiv a cow-
ardly makeshift," yet it is all that
stands between the people and
single gold standard. It is all that
stands tetw,.en the people and tin
power and gred of the few Shvlocks
lio own and coutiol the gold sur-ph
m. worm, i.epeaj trie present
ei iaw, ami iiv-r is as completely
demonetize. as it was by the atro"
cions conspiracy of 1ST... Even a
makeshift" is better than nothing,
lhose who would imif repeal the
"makeshift" without giving us free
and unlimited coinage, or at least a
better silver law in its siead, are
greater enemies to the people than
John Sherman and the Kepublicans
who passed the "cowardly make
shift." The danger to the people lies in
the seareety of legal tender dollars.
The scarcer they are the easier it is
for a few men to control them; ami
the men who can control the legal
tender dollars control (he whole eir
( illation. They can lix the price ol
cotton, of wheat, and of every othei
commodity created by labor. In
short they (an fix the'price of your
labor, make the dollar harder to get.
and make your debts harder to pay.
Therefore the man who will subiiut
to a single gold standard (even
though he were given State banks
as the price thereof) would be cross
ing the threshold of slavery, from
which he would never be. able to re
turn. State bank paper is not. and
cannot be made, legal tender. Cnder
a sinnle roid standard, everv .lol-
!ar of paper put o-it by State banks
must be based on cold; and therefore
every dollar will be at the mercy ot
the gold bugs. If State banks must
come at the perilous price of the gold
standard, it will be the dearest folly
that ha ever cursed an honest peo
ple, and blighted a rich and prosper--,'s
country. Now in the light oi
the above facts let me urge upon you.
as members of a nonpartisan organi
zation, at every meeting and gather
ing of the people, to offer resolutions
and get up petitions calling upon
every congressman, irrespective ot
party, a;al especially upon the con
gressman representing your district,
not to vote to repeal the present sil
ver law until fiee and unlimited coin
age (or at least a better "makeshift")
can be secured instead.
Every Alliancemau will sign such
a petition because he is fighting for
reform and justice on principle, and
will gladly receive relief from any
party. Every Democrat should sign
such a petition, for nothing short ol
such honest dealings on the part ot
the people can and ought to save the
Democratic party. And every pa
triot in every other party ought to
sign such a petition, because it is
right and in the interest of common
humanity. It is no time for traitors,
Tories or partisans! If we can't
check and defeat the dark and bold
schemes to enslave the wealth pro
ducers of America, nuw, pray when
can we? When will we be stronger?
Will it be when prices aie still lower,
when money is still scarcer, and
debts still harder to pay? Will it be
when the gold shackles are firmly
placed upon the arms of laboi and
industry,' "Give me liberty or give
cue death," said the immortal Patrick
Henry, when the dangers threatening
American liberty was slight com
pared to what it is now. Then we
fought British bayonets, now we
must fight British gold a power
still more dangerous and dreaded
it kills but it kills with poverty and
starvation The hour has come when
every patriot must strike for indus
trial freedom. D.et every member of
the Alliance do his duty and prove
himself a patriot. Let every member
of the Alliance do his duty and prove
himself a patriot. Pile your petitions
on congressmen. If they fall on ueat
ears there, they will be heard from
ocean to ocean before the ides of
Pres. N. L. F. S. A.
JEFFERSON AND JACKSON
Were Opposed to Kanks of Iftue Hotli
State and National.
Andrew Jackson it was who said,
"if congress has the right under the
constitution to issue paper money, it
was given them to be used by them
selves, not to be delegated to indivi
duals or banking corporations."
Thos. Jefferson it was who said :
"Bank paper must be suppressed,
and the circulating medium must be
restored to the nation to whom it be
longs. It is the only fund on which
we can rely for loans, it is our only
resource which can never fail us, and
it is an abundant one for every neces
If you believe in the doctrine of
Jefferson and Jackson and have the
manhood to baek up your belief with
your votes, what will you be acting
with to-day f tf.
THE OT1IKK O.V GOItKO.
Xext time the fintrer of deriskn is
pointed at your Farmers' Alliance
stores promptly inquire about Poster
and McKinley. Nonconformist.
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ax oim:x lkttkr
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the A Hume . , , rr.--W hat It ....
"! ileal It. Th t.uirrnor Not
ltr. Hlu,,,.,n- M -tl. .!..-. Thte
lirlllUut Tariff Sorr. hat
j Thl. !,., I. ,,.-. an A Ul-.ii. .
With Ihl.t r.lf
IK.K lioVtHMiK ANi l;,.,.IUi
When you were nominated f-.i (i,.v
ernor by the Alliance-Deuiocratn-Mate
lonvt ntioii jo:i . aid, in accept
ing the nomination, that wu knew !
t . 1
now io lo tu., li.in-, "vote the
Democratic t i -k t and manage a
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Mfftl ft:.. ............ 1 ,1
applauded by the nmvi nti-m. With
others, who were warmly attach.-d to
you, I threw up my lat Miimeer'
straw hat and hurrahed myself into
a severe so re-throat. When I got
home and found myself in one of
Brother Grady's "reilective mood.'
I had misgivings. I .tid nothing
about it. I knew the State com
mittee had selected Simmons chair
man of the committee over your pro
test I wa ati!led you would de-
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'""c" ' eiean campaign and Von
knew that was impossible with Sim
mons at the head of the committee.
I knew how the Democrats, who
thought .that they had tricked the
Alliauce in nominating you, ridiculed
you, poked all manner of fun at von.
said you were an ignoramus and all
that. I heard that Senator h'ansom
had unwittingly said t a Kinsman of
yours in Dauville that your nouiina
tion was the greatest calamity the
State had ever sustained. When the
convention repudiated Tom Ilolt.lw ho
by every precedent ami Us;i;e wa
entitlel to the nomination, ami sel
ected ja, I knew it was not from
any love the Democrats had for von.
Well, the campaign opened nd Sim
mons WPt-iim;.-d you over tlie Mat.
with Tom .larvis as hot th -holder.
My ears burn now when J recall ah
the mean, couteuiptable things th
Democrats said about you how the.
laughed and jeered at your s hooi
boy attempts to make a speech, and
how, getting their cue from Sim
mons, they talked about your penur
ioiisness in contributing tu the cam
paign fund and all that. What Sim
mons ..aid about you he said about
almost every prominent Democrat ii;
the State who was ;ot in the poor
house. He talked scandalously aboul
Tom Holt's .flOt) contribution" to th.
campaign fund. And hu. had th.
gall to do it, tuo, after he Simmons!
had been largely instrumental in de
feating his nomination. It was sai!
at the time, iu the eojjyeu.ioii. that
Simmons cast two voien against Hop
one a a delegate from Forsyth
county and one as a delegate from
Craven county. He had recent lv
moved to Winnton where he had
manipulated a land improvement
company into a hole in the ground.
Well, you were elected despite every
thing. Democrats like Kobbins voted
for you with hands oyer their noses.
It w as a natueau. dose, they said, but
that they would swallow it just this
one time. I voted for you, of course,
but dear Brother Carr let me tell you
frankly, I thought that I had voted
in the air. I didn't know about the
arrangements between Bill Day, Tom
Emery and Simmons, Nor did I
know of the understanding between
Eaves acd Simmons. The result was
a great surprise to me, but no sooner
did I realize it than I felt as if I had
stolen something. I lwive intended
to see you and talk this matter over
with you and hear from vour nw-r.
lips that you disapproved of such
methods. 1 have looked for some
expression or protest from you
through the newspapers, but I sup
pose a Democratic paper would hard
ly publish anything of the kind if
you wished it. But this all aside
from tle object of my letter. During
the campaign you had but one speech.
anu after repeating it one hundred
or more time you had the whole
tariff question at the eads of vour
finger.-.. You evaded the schedules
and ratios and all that with the skill
of a professional. You m;de it s.
plain to the fanner that thb tarii'i
was responsible for bid crop ami
tow prices and tin. general uistr. s
in the land. I f.-lt that, at last, the
great economic miction which had
been the subject of tierce party con
tention since the organization of our
government was about to be settled.
1 felt that the solution of it had been
found. Tho only "if" in the way
was the election of (.rover Cleveland
and a Democratic Congress. Demo
cratic success, you said, meant relief
for the people from unnecessary, un
just and inhjuitious taxation. Your
burning words are ringing in my
ears as I write this letter. Well,
Governor, we've got i rover, a Detn-
OCrallC House ami a Democratic
Senate. The Democrats
undisturbed possession of all
branches of the government since
the 4th of March. For weeks and
w eeks I watched th daily papers ex
pecting to see the President's procla
mation calling Congress together for
the purpose of giving the farmers a
Democratic tariff in place of the Mc
Kinnely bill, which I remember you
characterized as "highway robbery.''"
When I "saw in the papers that yon
were in Washington and at the
White House I felt absolutely certain
the extra session would be called at
once. I was disappointed, chagrined,
disgusted. There was considerable
revolt in my neighborhood among
"Alliancemen of the Democratic
faith,'5 and I was doing my best to
quief it. I preached patience - urged
my brethren to give Grover a chance,
but when your return from Wash
ington was not followed by an im
mediate extra session it was no good
talking. They have gone horse,
foot and dragoon into the inde
pendent camp and swear that they
will tight it out on that line if it
takes all of tw summers. I write
to ask you, Governor, what I shall
do? Can you and I longer affiliate
with a party that has so grossly de
ceived us I And, Broth-r Carr, do
you honestly believe, in the light
that things now appear in, that the
tariff has much', if anything, to do
witi the hard times, scarcity of
money, and starvation wages for
wueai, conon and other farm pro
ducts! A friend who talke4 wiU
,vtu a! . ?, setter f ?i . i nttn ui
: Moiehtad teil ru that u e;.r
ifreat . one. in and appit hetiMon
Unit the lditieal MtllAton in tho
t!.-; tit you nr n X out t o r ! I
j ' ther youre!f or Torn Jri lo th
I I n:t-d State SeiiAte n Ivbtin's
j place, but that thing are poin
i ther. will not Ih enough i, ni,k
era? in the next I.. ciUtur hold
a decent eatl.-'!-. You havt. rtl joyed
I he eontidenee, t st.em and tefj-rot of
the Alliance m North Carolina. Ym
have It-en honored with th leader
-hip of that organization. It ha
taken yon from tin wrful obr-ur
it ..f your Edgecombe farm and ha
mane yoti tb.vernor of a great State.
D .n"t net think nt go.nl faith to
tlie nieiiil . rs of uur organization .U j
mnioU et ou some public -ipresion
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....i-ii-M.iucc i;iiii una rmnii t it
nation ,.f Democratic method?
wil f.e a good way to off .mu
conscience, and. in view of uhat ..i.
are talking in private, it hs occurred
to me that y..ti wou'd be triad avail
yourself ,.f a suggestion m.ide in th it
ay and by an
A I.I.I AM KM ol TH I.
lii.M'i. iuii. Faith. "
I'"-Tm hi it. What isall this rum
I"1 - about "the Sherman lawf" J,
it the same law "ori!rre-.s pa.-d Julv
11. I find Uw called the
Sherman Ad in my almanac which
-ays that 'treasury le-tes isue. tn
the purchase of Mlver bullion shall
le redeemed in gold or silver cm at
the discretion of t
cas,rv. If naviiiL cold f.,i
tlie bullion purchases "is causing ail
this panic, breaking banks all...-i-the
eountry and destroying confi
dence, why don't Mr. Carlisle exer
cise his discretion redeeiiv t he go v
-nimeiit notes u silver coin and
slop it Is it tme. Iioveriior, that
this "Sherman law" was passed b
goldbug Democrats, with Republican
aid. to prevent the lci..ro ol m ft-....
coinage hill. Jiow'is this anuay?
e d' o.aud the free coinage of silxer
in our platforms, and when a chance
offers to pass su.-h a measure (which
you and I, and all of us, believe will
give the fanners great and substan
tial relief by giving the country more
money) Democrats and Kepubiieaiis
combine to defeat it. is it any
won.br that the people are losinl'
confidence i ,th the old partiesf
And is it true, brother Carr, that
Congress has been called together to
repeal the Shcrmaw law and nothing
is said ab,u,t the repeal of the Mc
Kinley bill. I don't remember lhat
you mentioned the Sherman law in
your campaign speeches, but the
a sc. with which you mastered lie
a riff satisfies me that you can h
easily comtirehend thi A it ,-f i ....
financial ipicciion, and I confidently
appeal to you for enlightenment and
information. I know that you, in
common with other " Alliancem. n of
the Demoeratie faith." will h..e.llv K.. !
i . P
humbugged or befuddled by Captain ' thrcau--are Saw, and you
Ashe's vagaries about State banks, f UoM 'd be Miiprisid to know how
We all arree that that is about the . readily and eas ily the people gulp
biggest fool idea as a matter of re-j it down. They really yet cnthusi
hef or as a solution of linancial com- j astic uvr it. The actag; Dem-.
pncauou-t!iat ever j.. netrated the
1 ' boi'i'LJ'IM
.ncerned ubo.it tl... il.in.,. ... ,i.;..i.
ii. ,i , uui aie i vitv in lien
I write, and we i;re naturally anxious M11' with our jH-ople and t hey -r-to
know how they will eiFeet the j Ullt Jl K""' l,f "backhlidin' and
pii.es of our corn, cotton, wheal and falling fr-tiu grace' beforeth.-v "un-
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iuei larm pio.iucts.
::otk. .Marion Butler is billed for
a speech in this neigtiborh,wd and I
expect he will try to explain all these
ItKl.fl.lON AT .7 1'Klt KNT. IHM OI NT.
jralmages Brdvlyu TaU-rnacle
effected a settlement of its debt by
paying the creditors twenty-three
cents on the dollar. A thanksgiving
service over the fact was held la.t
Sunday in which the creditors are
not supposed to have taken Jart.
Ilere'ii the financial ipiestion in a
-lew shape. The tabernacle is fre
'piented by the rich magnates of
ew York ami many a bald head
from tlie stock exchange is seen shin
ing; when the voluble Talmaze
peiieth his mouth to prcM-h.
ve advise the rich worshiper iu
'his gorgeous temple to make lesti
'uti.. i in time. They will die with
.i .j.ai l mortgages on their souls and
the very ivsurivci i..u will b-au m:
;ioii of ej .-tmeiii against tln-ir M-r-turbed
TiT hii.nii .ti. Mi.N.u.iKiii ii i:.
( Vonc. iitformist.)
Beginiiiiig in .lauuary, 1S.i-,, the
weekly ttatenieut of business failures
showed a very great reduction from
the corresinndir.g w.a ks in IS!1. It
was apparent to any onserur that a
revision of rules governing this feat-
irc of the n p-.rfs had U-en enforcci
.i. i ,, t .i .
- ,H,K','L ,,f pi'-i I'-ntiai
campaign, ir prices were ouite ;n-
low and industry ijuite as much de
pressed as marked former v:i.
Kven under the new revision busi
ness continued to "look up" to the
lut.e of 2't to oO per (vut. Inore fail
ires than last vear.
"The Nation admires the partisan
vho battle., fo, what he believe to
be right, and who gracefully accepts
the situation when hi party suffers
the misfortune of war. h haa no
use for the cringing putty-ball of
politic who changes his political
coat every time the Government
changes its political hue," Washing
Is it possible that a chameJeou can
be unconscious of its own varying
cl:m3:ng up! climbing up:i
The circulation of The Cauca
sian' is climbing up daily. But we
want it to climb faater and higher
still. Xow is the time to work. Let
every reformer consider it his duty
to help get the paper into the hands
of the people. Get up clubs. Every
one can help.
If you want to keep up with the
procession you must read The Cau
CASIAX each week.
THE WWW. UPIM.
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SHIViTON. duly 1 7. Detll-l-
eratu- Coiiies-iiu n .Sail j rsit in
h.i mil. Melius the pit. pie. 'J"i.-v ft 1 J I
rely n jM.u ! h.-ir mrt'au hlindnc,
i;toi.,ii .ind iudi!TereiM-- to , . uw
then- on n tillatlt IIIC.Hi..t. lt iea
u.d glosj- dir. Ill tioiii ji repre'it.'t
IH S of li.e Jrf-opl, . 'n,e llif. ipiel
I 'eHi.M-r.it ie principles and platform
d.vl.u.tt io;.. as "iiMiuiingl.-m, plti-liid.-i'
h is hiiiubiigcerC th-'
-:IV, bill the jM-ople Hunt to h'HU-
biig- . d. A .Norl'i '.iridium Co..
giv.ssmaii .id to me. in , t ntidemi-:
Wiro 1 lodo my full .i t lo the
p. tiple w h . let r.sl in., t,, (Songres
I would refuse to goinlollie D.-in...
rratic raucus, and thri.-bv pnxeiit
. I. (lion ..f Oip SjM-.iker of the
lloii-e. I might to do it. Th
liht for fr.-e mIu i ouyht t U- mad.
on I bat line. Th.-only bop- iit thi'
iloiis-ls to defeat CrisO f,,r tlie
SjM-ak. Islllp. T!ie
feat him is ft r t In
1 1 V wav to de
ft, c ulnr men
to k.t p out of! I he
g i in .iiurii", v i'oillg
lulo the caucus I make unm lfa
Uirty to his ehvlior?. Ju doing that
I repudiate my ph-iges to my ohm
niiluv-.il. By my vote I put it iu
I lie power of ;i man to lo w hat I have
solemnly promised the p.-opl" should
not IhmIoii Si it is simply a pies
toii of doiii n;y duly to the jM-opln
or following blindly i he D.-in r- rat '..
I. ad- i s. 1 suppose Inill p.M ket
III V ( -on V i I in; i a all d col. t in lie to b.Uu
jt,.' lie- people with the exphitlll-
timi that ".he tirt and paramount
di.ty ..f a D. iiiocral is ulh iciatice to
I .shall rin the ban;eN on
i-.t d,...i ..,.r.. t :..i..
but he is particular,,, votm for u
is not handy in making
D'Nphinal ions. Democracy i ,t r,..
church a fellow. Uur jMoplc don t
care any hititf about the Shi i man
law. In voting to rej nl it, we ivc
the lie to our platform promises, lut
a lit th- tiling like that dinvm't h-ut
the Democratic party. Then' in
nothing mean in that, ami the no
pie rather expect it."
Now, fellow farmer, and country
men, we have here the naked, biaj n
truth iu a nut-.-dn II. You are simply
dujK-s; you are a plaything, a foot
ball, a door-mat, a chump, a fool.
You are advocaU-H of a great l"liti
cal principle without th.' common
intelligence to know when you are
liriiig hum-bulged. Yo'l advocate
a party platform and vote for men
who insolently tbrow iu utterances
into your ery teeth :w th- veriest
humbiiggari. Is it any wonder that
coiigresMiicii ignore your wUIh-h und
spit u jm)u your demands; ridicule
you as "iiiisguiili! jKiijde" and on
b iiiptoiisl v disdain your humble pr--U-iisions
to think and act for your
self! But if there is any manhood
lef iu our eoplc I wot that the littlr
Hiitical l-s is reckoning without
liis hosL I thank God for th-enlightenment
and education that it
awakening the -ople to a realiza
tion of the condition, which jditi
cal liondage is recjionsible for. In-.h-peixleul
political m tion is the key
and the only solution to your
Mi)iticul mancipation. We miit g
back to "lirst prinr iplec;" we mu-t
inaintaiu the ,nl4-grity of our con
victions; we mtist chi t boner.!, cour
reoic, ('ol-feiiriug im-u to otli.f.
t 'ome on to Washiiigtoii hen con
gress meet, and let me ii ! ro-luce .u
U the Ameiican ('.nigres', ami inr
word for it, you w ill go bar k to vour
plow-handle a wi ier man, a truer
patriot, und an eternal, relcuth jjjj Utv
us the machine that grii,(i out euch
rist. Ire not longer deluded, my
bretheren. It is your, to com naud,
not oley; yours to demand, iioi to
implicate; yours to direct, not to
HKIXilXo" 0 THE STATE MAX if TAX.
"Tne nornetning iu the place of
the .Sherman law" is the repeal of
the 'ten per cent tax on State
banks." Lnmistakably our weak
kneed, free silver, Southern congress
men are leading up to thi as an ex
cuse for voting to destroy silver as
the people's money. Of course they
will swear that it is not so, but the
fact is, and it can be demonstrated,
that Mr. Cleveland has dictated thi
policy. Jvjnally, of course, is the
establishment of State banks a a
means of increasing the currency
transparent humbuggery. Only
thick-headed chumps believe in any
such fool idea. Financiers laugh u
it, and Wall street chuckles at the
stupidity of Southern ougressmen
and Democratic newspapers who ad
vocate it and accept it I have wt
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