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July 20, 1893, edition 1 /
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PLBL!hHEl EVERY THfRMMV. all V MM t he 1Wlur from
vuiir own i!i-tri t, ii"t t i!' to r
MAKIO.N III'TLKK. Kditor k I'ropr. jaj ,). n iit tih-r la nr.l.s
- - fn-' uti'l ti nlrjiiT-l mu.iT- of mIwt
St'IiS.'RH"T10N KATK8. .
BIX MOXTIIH, -
Entered at the I'wtOHU at Ool.-txro'. N.
C.. as wooiKi-clans mail matu-r.J
Mr. K. M. Peterson, of Sampson
rountv, formerly on Tiik Caita -
hi AN litafT, hut now traveling for a
buineSK house, in a private letter
written from Dover, IMawan-, says:
"Thiii is the f incut farm in" couii -
: . iii-1
try I ever aw ; that H, the aimj;
i i ,i i : i , i
rich and the eople are iiidui-tnou.-. ;
The people have a plenty of every-!
thing with one exception
money. Among the agricultural nut
. . . i
laboring jH-ojil.-, I IiikI money a
warce n re an in aoi i n aronna .
can you understand this? 'I h-r-no
o-rir..l net ion of cotton in thi
The alxe fjM-ak for itself. The
wealth pr.Hliu er.s ev. ryw here are - iuf -
fering from the fame caun-, not an
overjir(ilti tion of products, hut an
iind.-rnroIiictii)ii of tnoiiev. .ol
i r -l i t '. . i ,.tJ
enough of it to iiiejifliire the priHliu t-
to transact the Ih.miicm of the conn-
try. If the go!d-hn yont.ol the
next congress, tlx People'., party will
have a biir following in I .-laare, uri ;
well us in North Carolina. There !
would at read V be a bigger vote there)
.... . . . . .
tli.T.- i.j if the iM-olih' onl v
' T I I J
Ui..vi tl... eiuin. of their iiov. rt v.
fuffering and .list res.
If the Li.juor Ih-alers Association
of North Carolina should alwass act
with the I h niociatic party, you will
never fee anything in the machine
pajier.s aUxit the organization going
into i)litii s. Hut if the time bhould
ever oine when the machine should
refuse to fUmd by the li'ptor in.-n
and they should decide to take inde
Kiident action, then you will hear
a terrible howl go up all over North
Carolina, that "the organization was
a good thing till demagogues and
oflice-seckers carrid it into politics."
Our friends now say that Tiik
Cai casian is the best paper in the
.State. Hut it will be still better
when congress meets. Don't let
your subscript ion run out, don't let
your neighbor's run out. Now above
all other times you should read Tiik
C a re a si a. Have you a neighbor
who does not take the paper I' If
so, don't let him do without it an
other week. How can you expect
your ncighliors to agree with you on
public questions, when they do not
know tlw facts.
If a congressman votes for a gold
bug SjH'aker, he may afterwards vote
for free silver, but he will not there
by fool the people. The people know
that the real tight is over the Speak-!
. . -J... ,
er. niey Know mat the !peaker
apioints the committees. They know-
that the Speaker has the power to
stifle or bring forward legislation.
The jteople will watch how each con
gressman votes for speaker. The
man who betrays his people at this
point is a traitor all through.
Charges have been preferred against
the l'ostmaster at Dallas, X. C. The
chief siecih'cation is that he does not
wear socks. The Mugwump Admin
istration after considering the mat
ter for some time, divided that offen
sive feet was a crime equal in rank
to offensive partisanship. So the
sockless I'. M. has Wn lounced.
However, he should not commit sui
cide in despair, for it is quite possi
ble that Jerry Simpson may yet be
It ia reported that Mr. Thurber,
Mr. Cleveland's private secretary,
said a few days ago that they could
rely on Kan son i and six out of the
eight Democratic congressmen of
North Carolina to vote for the un
conditional repeal ot the Sherman
eil ver law. If they do, not one of
them will ever be re-elected from
North Carolina. Every congressman
from this State is pledged to the free
and unlimited coinage of silver.
We notice that some of our ex
changes say that hoarding money has
caused the financial trouble. We
doubt it. How many people do you
know who has any to hoard ? Hut
if it were so, it is a strong argument
for more money. Men do not hoard
money when there is a sufliciency of
it in circulation.
To think of British gold owning
and controlling the chief magistrate
of "free" America, is a terrible
thought Let every patriot pray
that congress may defy that terri
ble and seductive power.
Panics come when business is done
on "confidence;" they never could
come if business were done on cash.
We must have more money enough
to do the business of the couutry on
A cash, basis.
Let every voter keep his eyes on
congress when it meets. You will
find it in The Caucasian.
The CArcASiAsr is an eye opener
every week. Yon can not afford to
do without it.
I At every meeting get tJ a j--tilion
! to ('ouyji-r. : illing iJjxii that hodj.
at the oi,uuniliai r;u:o i jn m
it -t'i. I'll- your jtiiioiiH ar.'i
i.-llliill'H U oliT' r-. I W gOMI-
lu -g ;tr f I ri'' t he I oanlsOi I ra'J- to
i r-s"i'iti-in calling ujm.ii 'ri-
j j,r,.,s t, repeal flo-l;iw mid put no
J i.mmtmIvi r law in itt place. It i
; the duty f i- people t demand
j hat they want an. i what thi-y know
J right and l.oii.-t.
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e inne wnir iiio i; i ion o iu
. . .. ,
:ilverti- merit of the Oxford leinaJe
Seminary in an.. I her column. 'I his
Oi'l aii'l lanion h ii.o lan
i I r L I
A i-.lr.l V
, .,, th- run-l i.rogr.-iv
ViU, - t
i'l.-iru.'tion i.-i thorough,
of j-cholar.-hiji is j) .
and it.- 'ji: '-
Tie" location '
f the mmarv, t.rn
'natural and socially, M all tnat
roll,l ,,. 1 1 c i n d. l'.r catalogue or
1 f.,ri i,,.,- j.,f u ination write to I'r.-f.
J luhgood at Oxford.
The Kah-ih ."orrespoiid.-nt of th.
lJiehi!iiil iMatch .-ay
s that i..v.
I. i,i s :irr ha iroiio down nonie
t t. ;i(.(,,n,,,,(. f(ril,.. f(,r n fl.vv
farm yH th;it
......m-r-know name.' Hut
t,i) n t (. (;()V(.rIH. V()ll know
j)nJtsts ,IJl( J(. ,;is fur-rotten
jlow to do i-verything but ipe:.
intend a farm and vote the Ilenio-
! eratie tiek.t -inee he was 1'lesi
"1 nt of the State Allianec.
( 'ongress will meet. Jt will
beau important session. The
wliol.- world will have its
eves upon thai body and the
fate f anxious millions vvi 1
tremble in the balance. He
fore that body adjourns hu
man liberty will gain or lose
ground. Tiik Caix'asian
will keep you posted. We are
not dependent ujMMi the mis
leading and often false tele
grams sent out by the agents
of monopoly, but we rave
our ow n correspondent there.
No paper in America has a
better writer and sinewed ob
serve r at Washington Citv
than Tin: Caicasian' has.
'.binothan Ed wards" will
turn on the light.
If a congressman pledged by his
people to free silver goes into a cau
cus and t it's his hands to the gold
bug", he will have to face the dilem
ma of being crazy or being a traitor
to his people. The real light is over
the election of a speaker. The elec
tion of a gold bug speaker, kills sil
ver and more money.
In this week's issue see an open
letter to C'apt. Ashe. Also another
to (low Carr. These are written bv
. M- e .i A- r
AUiancenien of the Democratic faith.
They write to Tiik Caucasian, not
because they love the paper, but be
cause they are anxious to reach the
"The largest and the best meeting
we have ever had" is the report that
conies in from many of the county
Alii ances. The farmers are just be
ginning to realize that they need an
organization of their own, party or
in America should keep his
eye on the next congress.
The Caicasian will get the
facts if any paper does. We
are not dependent upon too!s
of monopoly to furnish us
with the facts. We have a
long-headed man, who is a
true friend of the people, in
Washington. He will be there
all the time. If anyone can
tind out what is going on be
hind the curtain he can and
will. He sure to get your
neighbor to read The Cau
casian. It is your duty to
help get the facts before every
voter. A man who does not
know the truth can not act
Why should labor be impoverished
and hard times prevail while our
broad beautiful land is groaning
under its load of plenty? Who is to
blame for it ?
liev. Thomas Dixon has been
preaching on the "Power of Money."
Next Sunday he will preach on the
"Weakness of Money." He will tell
what monev can not do.
"A Machine Democrat" wants us
to hold upon the election frauds. lie
writes us a "private letter" about if,
but we publish it just the same.
Col. Harry Skinner will address
the Alliance picnic at Cedar Creek,
Cumberland county, to-morrow.
We regret to learn thatMaj. W. A.
Graham, Trustee of the State Busi
ness Agency Fund, is very sick.
your neighbor read The Cau
casian! Don't stop tilJ every
voter reads it. There is noth
ing like it for making votes
for the reform cause.
The Postmaster at Mackley's Fer
H has been arrested bv the (Jovern-
J men t detective for robbing the mails.
HIE NATIONAL CAPITOL.
;'oriiiriil frou f.rM pJ-f.j
mentioned the gihjtt to on single
intelligent man here ho does not
.-laK I 11 oihv a a j-it-n- i
f inmate fully.
Jlut the old came
iicotde" will be re-
n.rtnl to. Will it go down ju-t once
more? We chall .
Mow IT W I I.I. HE Af niVICUSHEIn
The Sherman b.w cannot U re--,iled
with the adopt on of a cloture
or gag rule m th- ltoue. In the
hist Democratic congress, when the
passage of a fr.-e coinage bill de
manded a cloture ruV, it was de
noiiiic.d oil the Democ ratic side of
the lloiie as un-Democratic, mi
liepi.t!ican, un-Ainetican, tyranni
cal: it was the result of the deejot:
( Variant; l.Vedism a conception of
the devil hiin-If. By an over
whelming majority at the jfd'.s the
p.np!e had demanded the free coin
age ..f rilvcr. SjM-aker Crisp made
the ru!.-' of th'- House to suit the
eiin T" i ( V. A handful of Kcpubli
cans and gold. bug Democrats lilll
bustenu the silver bill to eteri.al
death, and the one man who is more
responsible for this result than the
whole American Congress put to
gether is Charles Cli-p, the Demo
cratic speaker of the v'nd Congress.
I (l.fv the whole Democratic party
to controvert this assertion. But
how is it now? "Cloture, cloture,
clotun! Without a cloture rule we
can never repeal the Sherman law or
pass a tariff bill," is all the talk one
liears now. And it all comes from
the very Democrats who were the
loudest in denouncing cloture in the
last congress. KlYrontry is no name
for it. It is simply unadulterated
gall! I have l-en reading the de
flates on this subject in the hist con
gress, and later on I shall ask space
in your paper for the deadly parallel
column illustrating the Democratic
position then ami now. It is worse
than '-crow," it is thoroughly de
( I.KVI.ANI) A MASS OF DISEASE.
There is more in Mr. Cleveland's
"gout" than appears on the surface.
His feet and limbs were swollen
above his knees when he left here so
suddenly for Buzzard's Bay. (And
by the way, what "an eternal fitness
of tilings" in the name of his far
away retreat.) Dr. I'ieree, a noted
Xew York specialist, came over here
secretly for the purpose of examin
ing and diagnosing the President.
He fixed his weigl t at .3127 pounds!
and speaking of his general condi
tion, on returning to New York, he
said: "Mr. Cleveland's system was a
reeking mass of corruption;" that
not a secretion of his whole, immense,
gigantic body was in a healthy con
dition. This is no news to many peo
ple here who frequently see the Presi
dent Among them the opinion is
openly expressed that a sudden death
is likely to overtake the President at
any time, and so well founded is this
belief among newspaper men that
columns of matter concerning his life
and career are kept in type awaiting
the announcement that will startle
the nation. Meanwhile "the man at
Hloomingtou" our own Adlai is
daily supplinienting his stock of
whetstones and axes with the latest
modern attachments, and is anxious
ly biding his time. What music
there would be in the wbaek of his
blood thitstinir ax to the Democratic
soul! But Grover is not a dead man
yet. He has survived ordeals of di
gestion iu the appointment of
RENEOADK ALLIANCE MAX TILLMAN,
of Tennessee, Kegister of the Treas
ury, that defies doctors and special
ists, rheumatism and gout, tooth
aches and jags! This East Tennessee
renegade has jumped from obscurity
into fame, from poverty into wealth,
from a Keely institute into the Sal
vation Army, with a rapidity that
dazzles the imagination and staggers
a lightening calculator. He is a
well-known character in Washing
ton. When "big Dan," a Washing
ton policeman, heard of Tillman's
appointment he gasped for breath,
and then, with true Irish self-complacency,
he said; "By the holy mith
er, now I'll be for gettin' back me
ten cents!" Not many moons ago
Tillman was a distinguished guest at
the Keely Institute, Laurel, Mary
land. He proved to be a champion
record smasher. Soon after a post
graduate course at the Institute he
demonstrated to the alcholic trade
that a well-conducted "jag" bad
nothing to fear from the bi-chloride
of gold bugaboo!
He came to Washington two or
three years ago, bearing some official
connection with the National Farm
er's Alliance headquarters located
here. He dressed well, was not a
homely man, and his spotless white
lawu cravat wore a Sunday-school
superintendent's look that disarmed
criticism and made capture Rt once
and unconditionally of the fellows
here, in and out of Congress, who were
trading on Alliance influence. Here,
they said, "is a man who has some
thing to trade on and who can de
liver the goods." In this way he was
brought to the attention of Harrity
and the National Democratic Execu
tive Committee. They bought him,
body and soul, and paid for him over
and over again. They paid him for
lying then: in appointing him Keg
ister of the Treasury at $4,000 per
year they have paid him to stop ly
insr! If he were to tell the truth now
about how he renegated and perjured
himself in selling out the Alliance to
the National Democratic Committee
it would hurt the administration,
bring the blush of shame to the face
of every honest man, and eompell
the United States to repudiate his
nomination. It was a shameless, dis
graceful transaction, and the hope
is. the President, finding that he has
been imposed upon, will recall the
nomination and wipe this stigma
from his administration. Easy-vir-tued,
Macune, the champion Alliance ne
gotiator, denounced Tillman's per
fidy and treachery at the time, but
since the election, supposedly upon
the principle that nothing is too mean
to saddle on a Democratic adminis
tration, he has been tke most zealous
among Tillman's promoters. And
now the festive Macune is hanging
around the Democratic pie counter,
and, with watery mouth, is waiting
for his slice of the toothsome pastry.
In the meantime our distinguished
Democratic friend" Bobbins is mutter
ing to himself, "Where in h I am I
at, anyway!" And this, bretheren,
is what is called politics.
WHAT THE MAN IN THE MOON SAW.
Senator, Ransom and Josephus
Daniels promenading- Pennsylvania
avenue the great American boule
vard at tb hour of midnight on a
hot June night, in loving, affecttoo
ate embrace, ia what caused the mid
summer moon to play bo-ppfp over
tb- shoulders of the UoddM of Lib
erty on the great donn-of the nut ion's
hisr capitol building. It eaaed a
m-ustion among the heavenly bodi.
Castor and Pollux, th famous twins,
were flirting with Vtrnus, queen of
the evening sky, and "Cynthias wh;.te
anus" were suggestively near Sat
om'x i rover-like neck. They van
ished "like the baseless fabric of a
dream." It wan a delicate compli
ment to two of the irratet living
North Carolinian. What Uanitom
id to Josetihus. when he lifted un
s voice and poke, as one speaking
iiarables. mav 1 e surmised, hut
hat Josephus Kid is away Wyoud
le domain or conjecture. tJue n
anation of this moonlight stroll on
e avenue is found in the news that
ban recently reached Hansom from
borne. lie lias beard irom som-
tdv. uim is not after an ofliee. mid
tierefore has no interest in mislead-
him. that his "goo.-e is all
oke.t" ho far as beine re-elected to
lie I niteU Mates renate is cm-
rtied. Another exnlanat
.that he was L'ivinL' "Slimterv .!-"
the cue ou "the Shermau law." The
latter surtn'ue seems to be warranted
by what was heard and all that was
heard of the confab. In parting,
with one arm affecticnately embrac
ing the eminent young North Caro
linian, Batisom said, "Now Joe, old
fellow, you are a smart man a very
s.uart man I know you are a smart
man, Mr. Daniels, and your frieu.'s
know it. You fooled those Alliance
fellows to death once, and many of
them have not yet found it out. Yoa
can say conscientiously that the
Sherman law ought to be repealed
unconditionally, but be cautious, my
dear young man, and couple the
State bank tax with it. Suppose it
is Sam Ashe's petf Sam didn't in
vent it. but. he is a verv rersistent
sort of a fellow." With this parting
injunction the hobnobbing ended,
and what was said will go into the
unwritten histoiy of the times.
A POST-OFFICE WAR.
A belligerent delegation from Dur
ham and Hillsboro pounced on the
post-oflice department last week. It
was a war-to-the-knife-die-in-the-last-ditch
lay-out. (The Durham
crowd, headed by Millionaire Carr,
was ably supported by two or three
Durham lawyers!) The fight was
over the Hillsboro post-oflice. There
were three candidates Parish, Has
sell and Hamilton. The department
decided to appoint Parish. A stay
was requested in Hassell's favor, anil
the fight is between these two. The
Durham crowd is backing Hassell,
but exactly what Durham has got to
do with the Hillsboro post-oflice was
not made clear to the department.
Parish was postmaster under Cleve
land but was removed before his
tenure of office expired. A bitter
feeling has grown out of the fight on
Parish. Hassell, they say, has never
voted- He attained his majority just
before the late election and cele
brated the occasion by leaving the
count-, and afterwards refusing to
come home to vote. Parish has al
ways been a hard worker and a zeal
ous Democrat. Orange county is re
ported to be in a great ferment over
the matter, and the Hillsboro people
do not mince their words in speaking
of Durham's interference. Parish
seems to have the inside of the fight,
but the Hassell crowd are boastiugly
confident that he will win in the long
run. Williams, the ex-congressman,
endorses Parish, but the Hassell men
say they will convince him that it is
his patriotic duty to support Hassell
if he has any expectation of being re
nominated to congress. As Williams
is a trading man I am not prepared
to venture a prediction as to what
the result will be. But whatever it
is, a great big sore place in Orange
county Democracy is certain.
VANCE AXD THE ADMIXISTRATIOX.
"Up to this time," said one of Han
som's staff, rather gleefully, the other
day, "Vance has not got a single ap
pointment under this administra
tion." That is literally true, but he
has come very near getting two or
three big plums. He felt happy all
at once when Assistant Secretary
Quincv told him that Eddie Hale's
endorsements would give him the
court of St. James but for Mr.
Bayard's cinch on that appointment.
The State department, he said, was
unwilling to offer Mr. Hale a small
place, but the Chillian mission was
the only uncinched place on the list.
Vance replied that Mr. Hale, he
thought, would take the place if he
could be made to see that it would
help the administration in anyway.
Vance hurried to the capitol, hastily
summoned a half dozen pages and
messenger boys and put them on the
trot to find prospective minister
Hale. When Hale left the State de
partment the next morning but 1
can hardly trust mvself to tell the
whole story in detail. Ransom had
been there. Ransom draws the line
at Hale. He has never been known
to greet him as "Eddie, old fellow,
how are you!" but always, "Mr.
Hale, good morning,, sir." It is
pretty hard times on "our Zeb" when
he can't even get his own kin ap
pointed to office, but, up to this
present writing, he is not in it. For
ward all requests and applications
for office to Hon. M. W. Ransom.
Send by registered letter, as other
wise you may never hear from them.
PAUL MEAXS OX TOP.
Paul Means has flattened out Vance
and Henderson both, and is practi
cally on top in' the fight over the
Concord post-office. And he has won
it, too, without rapiers or broad
swords or "dueling pistols at ten
paces." New York and Brooklyn
influence and Means vote at Chicago
have won the day for Miss Dusen
bery. It has been a gallant fight all
along the line, and Means deserves
the felicitations of his friends, the
gratitude and smiles of the fair in
cumbent, and the commendation of
the public. He has been Jiere for
months living the life of a recluse
watching the enemy and making im
pregnable the weak places in his line
of breast-works. What fools we
mortals be! When Ransom played
"hands off" Means had the game in
his own hands, It is surprising that
people who are ordinarily intelligent
and sensible cannot see an inch be
yond their own nose. The fight
henceforth will be over Miss Dusen
berrys confirmation. Just one
chance for Vance to get even with
Uo yon want vour neighbors to
read The Caucasian. If so, see in
another column how we will help
yon. Offer good for two weeks v
act at once.
-l lalsMJr t p th t Thi-r
bat H Dvfeada Mr. Urwtdj.
Mk. Ki1TOR I w ill give you a few I
of the happenings in Cumberland.
Some of the " Democrat" in Fay- ;
etteville are frotbiue at the uioutb '
alout uiv letter to The Caitamis.
A eiowd was standing in the sheriff
office with The nMAX in band
tryiug to digest "Dunk DwuingV
article, but would not read it aloud.
but would hand one to another, an.
one of the rruvil. who was a lawver.
said that it was a "pity that the law
was not changed so a man could hi
prosecuted for writing and pubIiK-
i n it kiii'li t..tti-r " T1m tiri'titi m nt it t
is tht the lawver wants the !--
& mum !? wi tlmf m ,n;tn .mm Iim ori4 -
eeufed for w riting the truth. Their
organs think now that it is unlawful
to write the truth; however, thry
re taking it foi granted that
custom makes law."
The lawyer also aid that he d.id
not think that (Jen. Weaver got over
two Votes in Cross Creek township
(Favett ville). and one of the erowd
said'. "Yes. he did."
This erime of vote stealing mmst
le stopped if for nothing else th n
the eountiy's honor. It will .reve nt
peonle of capital from investing.
Cumberland count j is unsurpassed
with its natural resources, its watt-r
way, which are undeveloped, but ve
cannot expect capitalists to invent
where they would be denied a fa.ir
election and an honest count unless
they vote the Democratic ticket. The
Fa yetteville Observer has for the lat
few days got in a great notion to dis
cuss finances, and has raised the cry
"unconstitutional,'' and says, "Iive
us State banks as our fathers had."
We want the Observer to tell us what
will the State banker redeem his bills
of promise to pay with, when the !
Democrats repeal the'Kherraan law? '
He cannot do it with gold because !
the Southern States only have sev-i.
euiy-ono cents per eapiia. x nis is n i
new idea of Mr. Hale's, for he told I.
us in Raleigh, at the Democratic,!
State Convention, that money should
be issued by the national govern-
meut and onerht not to be intrusted -i
to banking corporations. The truth
of the whole matter Mr. Hale is
kneeling at the political after begging
for a dose of Dr. Cleveland's Ready
Tho eorresponding editor of the
Northi Carolina Baptist, "R. F.,"
says the, cause of very near all of
the trouble is the lack of confidence.
The true meaniiif of bis editorial is. I
Look unto Cleveland and be ye
saved; first seek ye his wisdom, en
courage him with your confidence
and all these things shall be added
The Sampson Democrat is anxious
for the vignette of Cleveland to be
placed on the silver dollar for the
woman has enjoyed that honor long
enough. I think that the editor of
The Democrat had better make ar
rangements with The Caucasian to
put it on the fourth page of that
paper for more people in these parts
would see it than if it was on all the
I think that Dr. Cy. Thompson
ought to let Mr. Grady" rest and not
say anything more to him about vot
ing himself $1200 more salary. He
told us at Cedai Creek, in his speech,
that they kept such a fuss in the
House that he could not understand
what they were voting on and would
vote in the negative. I think Mr.
Grady is excusable because he heard
them say something about money and
he thought they were voting on the
free coinage bill and they were going
to increase the circulating medium
to $1200 per capita. Now if we be
lieve what he said at Cedar Creek we
should sympathize with him more for
deafness than for covetness.
Mr. Editor, do certain newspaper
agents stop at hotels free of charge?
The traveling agent for that immi
gration paper published at Raleigh,
the New South, or some kind of a
South, slipped off from Autry ville
and never paid his hotel bill. We
think that he has lost "confidence"
in Dr. Cleveland's Ready Relief and
is trying another medicine.
Buckhorn, N. C.
The Frank Opinion of an llonext Demo
crat. We make the following extract
from a letter just received. It was
marked "private" so we will with
hold name. The gentleman evident
ly thought that we had sent him the
copy of the paper complimentary,
and his letter was a kind of acknowl
edgemt nt of it. The letter starts off
"Mr. Marion Butler, Editor and
Proprietor of The Caucasian Dear
Sir A copy of paper bearing date
of May 18th come to this office ad
dressed to me. I am opposed to in
novations and new fangled schemes
of relief for the people, and I con
fess that my first impulse was to
throw down your paper and not read
it. But this was followed with a
feeling of curiosity to see what you
could now say for your cause. I
began to read your editorials and I
now confess I read the paper through
before I stopped. I frankly admit
that I agree with you in much that
you say, and I only regret that you
are not in the Democratic party us
ing the same effort and argument to
purify it and get the same reforms
through it. Your fight for the purity
of the ballot is commendable and
must soon come through my party
or some other. I admire your Wd
ness and courage. I believe you are
on the right line. You are certainly
doing what all editors should, that is
exposing duplicity and wrong doing
no matter by who practiced. Every
time you can expose a hypocrite and
false friend of the people I say go
ahead and do it. Yen will be doing
the people a service. I am convinced
that there is much truth in the
v?airies whieh yu make, for none of
the Democratic papers that I see try
to answer you or contradict what
you say, etc.
"Yours very respectfully,
The World and The Caucasian.
Mr. Editor I notice that in the
column in which you publish articles
from your readers on the "Issues of
a.1 you head il "Forum
v- .Q1C Plnin8," while the New
York World heads the same column
tchoes from the People."- This
would seem to indicate that the
World thmKs that it furnishes ideas
ready made for the people, and that
when one of its readers succeeds in
swallowing one and then writing it
back that it is an echo of its own
ideas frum the people. On the other
hand your paper recognizes the fact
tnat the people read and do their own
THE HIDDEN GOT.
By y ALTER B. MDOCOALL
. pmmr. UH yum -
IX THE Hot OF NEED-
' . iii i In i. rial mrmTwVmmm
it- kt.v.1 there for a moment looking
at th u--r. hii I then inoveJ awar, fora
(rimiHii i-ude wu atroa-hinit. and he
I wishel to evade them. The city gt
Idling to the orchard and to hi own
house van nigh, and he went ont into th
After walking awhile he came to hi
i ...til i!,i,t Mini tldfk t)V
and ttieti he thought that be would go
j u-vond and to hi own dwelling auT see
j if he eotild ipy out anything there. Thw
t arontiiur iv. re.1 mm h of the roinan-
.' tic and j-nh.ua that it was iaM-iuK
It brought twu k hi iwyhood a dreams to
Vim nut I filled him vita a queer ort oi
4l; me novel heroism that waa xotiitively
It was within two honra of midnight.
The moon, which was in ita last quarter,
hum: aliti.wt over the horiron in the far
en. I of thecanvor: the air wa bo Mill
that the .ofi mut i uir of the river came
clear to his ears as ho stood in the shad
ow of the trees and looked toward his
dwelling. Suddenly the silence wa
irently stirred not broken by what
seemed to liim as he listened, with
tiUel lmlse. the faintest, most distant
choruu of voices.
He ncUcd a long iron knife.
As a dream it seemed to come to him
from some faroff desert space, like
voices of the stars. Yet he surely heard
it, fajnt, but clear, the air of "Annie
.Laurie," sung by male voices in unison,
and it seemed the sweetest sound he had
ever heard. It was for but a few mo
ments that it was audible; then it sank
away iu the deepest silence, and he heard
iiis heart s loua beating, ae looked np
at the silent stars and caught his breath
"What madness was this? Had he truly
heard the voices, or were the sounds but
some fantasy born of the hour and the
After a little reflection he arrived at
the conclusion that what he had fancied
he heard was but the result of mo
mentary mental derangement, superin
duced by the recent physical 6train to
which he had been subjected. It conld
have no other explanation, and he re
solved to lie careful in the future. His
reflections were interrupted by the ap
proach of people and the sound of female
voices. He sank deeper into the shadow
of the trees, and hurried to a position
where he could command a view of his
own house and see all that occurred.
The group approached, and he saw that
it was Lela and three of her women. She
had been talking gayly to them, but low
ered her voice as she neared the dwell
ing, where she expected to find Chalpa.
But Chalpa had heard their voices and
.came out to meet them, holding aloft
one of Eric's candles. The light fell on
his swarthy faca, showing a look of
fierce, triumphant joy; in the shadow of
his brows his black eyes flashed like
those of a snake. He was plainly sur
prised at his victim's visit, and also at
her ea.y manner, bo at variance with
that of the last two days, and Eric conld
see that ho was wondering what errand
hail brought her there. As they neared
the door he stepped toward them, say
"This is a strange hour for a maiden
to be. abroad. What seeks my sister
"I come to beg one favor of you before
I die," answered Lela, throwing into her
voice all the pleading, plaintive tones
she conW command. "Let me see mv
brother and speak to him for but a little
moment! I cannot go without biddine
him farewell. I would see him alone, for
tomorrow I cannot see him. I am re
signed I will go to my doom quietly
vwiougiy n x urn see mm just once
"Yes, you shall see him," he said.
lis nut a little thing you ask. Tell
me, can I not grant a greater boon?"
"I ask nothing nothing but to sneak
"Enter, then," he said, standing aside;
"your women shall wait here. No. they
Buii return. v,0, ne continued, turn
ing to tneui; "return to the city. I will
bring L,ela to you whence is ready."
Lela had entered theliouse, and the
women, arter a single glance atChalpa'g
face, quickly departed. He stood for a
little time looking after them, and then
ioiiowea his victim indoors. She had
already, in a few words, delivered her
message, aua when Chalpa's stealthy
footfall came to her ears she was caress
ing ner brother and bidding him be oom
forted. It was hard f or Kulcan to
ceal the joy and hope that tilled him and
brightened his face, but fortunately
Chalpa, now bent upon another scheme
noticed nothing; he was delighted at the
turn affairs had taken, and now that
Lela was bo completely in his power bis
tuougnia naa taKeu a new turn-
After standing silent in the center of
.ue large room rrom which he could
see the two for some minutes, he ap
proached them. Kulcan, his arms bound
ny thongs, raised his eyes, and Le
turned toward the crafty priest as he
"My brother and sister, I like not theae
harsh, uncustomary measures which we
.uujii. aietninks no other Katrm
feast has been so marred; it ia an ill
thing when those so young as you show
a spirit so strangely bent against our
ancient practices. Yet 'tis because you
are both young and headstrong. Lei
it seems, has at last become resigned to
the will of Kinchahan, and will go
cheerfully to Chalcu's dreaded altar- but
you, Kulcan, you still are beadstron
after . ron
JT- lov Tm both right well mt
did not Ton v. well, if T
this late how.- 7 tenderness at
Brother interrupt LU as b was
.WoHo an.wer.ber Kft tok full of
fSlpa bold, ont bop. tons. Let
bYefl "bold out bop. and aafety for
yuu both.- Cbalp. said somewhat wr-
- Idoootdeair. your blotJ-lcan
.Vert vour doom if yoa will do my wtlL
Ollr iue and you both are saved, for Ue
heve me. before the sun U tomorrow
he thirty priests will ha, not only your
ISera but jour blood poured out upon
h'Tborribler cried Lei, covering
her faU. i
myhfe.but let not bw blood be abed.
iJiuemr lie U th. lat of our family.
-I reiuctutor it only too well, an
IJut why .lay him?" h pleaded.
-He hall be i-pared if you will, 'i ou
bold his hf. 7' own 01,n
your lips tonight r
She looked amased; a new fear smote
her What di-igu had entered this cruel
priest's mind? She knew no way to
avert her fat. apart from Gilberts
strong hand, and yet he aeeroed to offer
her safety depeudeut upon her own will.
Eric had crtpt softly to th. door and
heard every word. An inkling of Chal
18 pun" flashed into his mind; be
smiled as be thought of th. prieat's
helpless iMtiou. One step and he was
lost as he Mood proffering help to those
two doomed ouea. There was silence
awhile; then Lela said in a low voice:
"What can I do to save him?"
"Can you not guess? Uae you not
seen these many months that my soul
seeks yours that I love you as no man
She drew away from him with startled
"Ah," he continued, "you must know
that I wich you to be my wife. When
Quetzal was here I did not seek you. for
I knew he was but deluding you. Now
he is gone; he will never return, and I
love you still, faithfully, truly, forever.
Will you be mine? Say 'yes and you
shall be saved and Kulcan also."
"And if I say 'no? " abe asked.
"Then," said thepriiM,"you will both
die. No power on earth can save you.
Not even Quetzel can help you now, for
he is dead'"
"No, not deadT she cried, then closed
her lijks and trembled for fear that she
bad said too much.
"Yes, dead; be cannot save you. Give
me your answer now. Can you not see
how I am tortured with love for you?"
"Can you not give me time until to
morrow?" "That will be too late; you must de
cide now!" he answered, his face work
ing convulsively and his eyes blazing,
for he thought be saw signs of her sub
mission in those downcast eyes.
"What does my brother say?" she
asked, turning to him. "Shall I save you
and myself thus?"
"He has no voice in the matterP Chal
pa cried savagely. "It is in your hands.'
Kulcan looked calmly at him. "If she
consents, can you save us? Or can you
even save me? How avert the anger of
the people when they are robbed of their
sacrifice. How appease the priests who
wish to keep the ancient custom intact?
Have you the power to do all this and
"Aye and morel My priests will obey
me, and the people will be only too glad
to abolish the sacrifice."
"Then why kill us? Let us go and
try to make my sister love you for your
clemency and forbearance rather than
by this dreadful alternative."
"No! This is my answer!" cried Lela.
"I would rather die than be loved by
you; rather go to the altar than be
touched by you. Yes, rather die by your
hand than be caressed by it, or feel your
dreadful snake's eyes upon my face!"
Chalpa recoiled; then with the most
bitter rage in his face he sprang to
ward her. Seizing her in his arms, as
Kulcan vainly struggled to break his
bonds, he held her before her brother.
"See, fool, what you have done!" he
shrieked. "Had you pleaded with her
yon and she would have lived and been
honored. Now she is mine, and die you
shall, but not before she knows my hate!
See this fair throat, so soft and white!
It shall feel the knife tomorrow, and
His hand was raised to strike the
white throat and bosom when Eric
dashed into the room and sprang to her.
Chalpa fell away from him, releasing
her, and she rushed to Eric's arms. The
priest's face blanched to an olive tint, as J
his eyes started from their sockets as L
stared at the apparition of him whose
body lay deep in the flooded tunnel.
where he had thought it would lie for
ever undiscovered. He easned for breath
His knees smote together, and his lips,
drawn apart over his chattering teeth)
trembled and turned ashen. Eric atorJ
there looking sternly at him, although
vuv irigm oi ine wretcn was almost ludi
crous, and as he cowered against the
wall in his terror Eric said:
"Chalcu has a brave servant, and yet
he helps him not. Chalcu's servant seems
not so brave as when I last saw him.
xias nis goa deserted him that he cow
ers before a false god? Have his wits
oeserted the nimble cheater with the
the dice that he trembles so? He who
xears not to deJeaud a whole nation
aeems to lose his courage before one
man. Coward and fool! thief and traitor!
the dogs of the city shall despise thee
the childmi shall spit upon thee and
drive thee into the desert; thou serpent!"
The words seemed to revive Chalpa.
He drew his breath, again and began
to move toward the door, with big eyes
fixed upon' "Eric in an unreasoning
fcc iug latter made no move to
yrereni mm, twnttng him completely
cowed, but the shock of his appearance
had dethroned Chalpa's reason. It was
madness that gleamed in hi eye now
and it was a madman's act tit next fol
lowed. As be reached the table in the
X:". UI lue room He seized a long iron
knife, and in an instant sprang upon
Enc, Kulcan's cry was Gilbert's warn
big, for be bad turned partly away, and
he drew his revolver instantly, but the
savage lunge made by Chalpa struck the
weapon, and it fell from bis grasp.
He saw the maddened eyes, like those
- gry woir, before him, and he
struck at them. The blow sent the priest
clear across the room, but he waVat
Eric before he could gain his weanon.
Another right handerS one whth
r !rnainon of Qelth would
hare finished the battle fvv
- awm f 1 MEM a. laW
cheek and sent him to the floor. His
wrtfato Erk'rm in its fall
m 5e 'eel .the wound, for hi
Diooawas up. A third
"T up ana his left eye was
Partly closed; his teeth ground in fraT"
rage. He came at Eri
with more deadly 7 ,
circle before him. ttZXTZZ
Jtoop for hi. pistol and
I TO BE CONTIjrrJXD.l
The Caucasus will set everv
man to thinking who tenia it that
is all those whose minds have not
been wholy paralyzed by preiadice
and blind party worship, and these
HELD A NtUlM,
THI StrKKT "...
Vmrr. ".a-lrv. m.i..
JlKd Marth iariiha ,
ina A . u
Imperial to RKhm,
Sddicr boy i are coi
llogart, where the
encamp this year. .
will be giveu on Kri.i.,
aed and part id ):,-,
Carolina's Four Hun.!:
and his staff will 1,-a,!
Olid I Metric!, has h
a private conferrm , v
oal leaders of tin- t.t
whom are now hen-.
SOUTH K K .
i ne u nest ami i m
Fall, Winter and Sprit
They stand the Sk i k
are grown success ful,
North as Ohio in th- ,
They furnish more r-
' lis. -'
bpnujr, and larg r tunm,,,
l. i '
varicij aiiuwn. i na
to weigh 15 lbs. and
circumference. One ll
cents; 1-2 lb., prepaid.
lb. 20 cents, prepaid.
A1U10TT L WN,V
July 20-1 uio.
The 4.'lrd A nun:
August 30, 1893.
All the Comforts .if H.,im
the Advantages r h Kim 7
School at very 1u ;i,m;iI,,. i4
Physical Culture pn.hnii. iit. Sp
facilities in Music and Ait. ,
for catalogue. F. 1'. Ilii;i,,!
President. Mention Tiik i'ai . j
July 20-1 mo L'p. 1
THE NORTH A !; 1 . 1 N a
College of Agriculture and I
Will begin its Fifth Srv.;n v
berTth, 189:1. This Cdi. '
well equipped for its -.. i! (
having extensive V 1 at,,) ;
Shops, carefully fitted up iru
room, Chemical, Hotanical nci:
ticultural Laboratories., liiv.iil
The teaching force f..r the :
year consists of fifteen men. '
two courses lead to irradua!;-:
Agriculture and in Mechanic:
Total cost a year, im-ludintr
County Students, !fl:t..i. Jv
dents. $123.50. For . atiUopi
tilv in A 4 I III ll I ihlV
President. Malt -icb. Ji
Ridgeway High School
Warren County, X. ('.
For Boys and Girls. Knlrn
the University and the ('iH
Classical and Business ('our. '
Extra Charges. Total Kxo-
Session of Twenty Weeks. Tai: '
$15.00, $20.00 and 2r.iHt. Mui
Piano $12.50, use of Iu.tres
$2.50. Board (including fuel, if
and room rent) !f4"i.oii; vi
43.00 ; incidental fee 1.ini.
Fall Session, lh'.Cl, opens AV
28th. Address for a i-atalogur.
I am reDresentiiiL' the Krti.'
Iron Works Co., and can In".
thir Cane Mills, Evaporator.
at factory prices. Write for
logue, &c. Address.
S. II. niLWEU
Dunlin county. I iulv'Jo 4t-i
Shropshire Sheep Wantei
Breeders please give iri--of E
and Bucks, one and two ye
when you write. Answer thi'
. Walls'. -N
Mention The Cai casias.
Kinsey Female Seminary
A Boarding School for o'IiJl''
FULL COR PS OF T K A ' H &
Literary, Art and Musie Ie.nV
Stenography, Typewrit irnr aii-i
keeping taught in Business I?
State Chemist in exsmin:t'"n"' '
ter says : I have pi-ola.l.v
aminfvl n. Lottm- u ...r.h.
E3TFor catalogue irivinir f"1'' '
ticulars write lo
JOSEPH KINSEY, PiWj
tatfDinloma rrnntPl t youtf
dies finishiue course of study.
University of North Gan
ers, 11 buildings, 7 scientific
tones, iiorarv of 30.000 vol urn
iNSTRrfTIftv 5 crATieral COO
p brief courses ; professional tot
in law, medicine, engineer'0
chemistry ; optional courses.
Expenses : TnJtJon. .00 ner
Scholarships and loans for th V
Address PRESIDENT WlSj;
unarAi Hill, x r nine-
a m v i
A position as School Teacher. 1
gite first-claw testimonial c,
graduate of one of the leading .Jj
male ioneges m tnis ou-
A " ..!wm2
aiuu ui men wm not read it if von
Wayne county. jnlyl3-- VW
offer it to them. 1
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