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VOL. XI.
jplTOU'S CHAIU.
iii.itin of the North
," lliaiic', the partisan
. in i-laiiniii that the
, rt v c;iit ii rt 'l t he orgjini
., ! ut hi-r hand tin- Vir--.iii
papers seem to be
1 1. fart, t hat. t he I'rci-i-.
i;iti- Alliance of that
:i !i N-ati- to I In I erno
, i iimm htmn at Richmond
nv if wt- de.sired to be
,tnil as dishonest in thi.s
would ehargv that, the
part i-ans of Virginia had
ii
Mate Alliance ot ttiat
i 'i fact i.-', the partisans in
i..ti- have i-ajit nreil the A Ili
I . i v t rue Alhaneeinan in
, iinl North Carolina and
i;, i ' . l.-i- i.s .standing; on the
i T the organization, and
. individual judgment an to
, t- he has a right to do. Of
would he better if every
. in.iii could act through the
, , For then the influence
: iMhi.ation would he greatly
, i. Iiut that consuuiatioti
i nun- ahout hy slow degrees.
!i ,i r of the organization who
with one party has no right
M ill the integrity or motive of
!iLr with a different party. As
in! I.s around the continued
.' - ilucating and the develop
iil ' i-urrent events, will have a
ii v each year to bring the
i i - of the organization nearer
;i- to the method in political
. This great work will go on
riir of what the partisans
, ' ' r .-:iv.
.in'-
urk
ii,- .'
I!.' Ill'
.1 l.lli
1 1 : 1 h
, ., .. . i have wiped out every vestige of the
in North Carolina politicians ' ,r , , .,
' , i "Mckinley monstrosity. We pro
nrentlv yelling themselves i , , , , .
L . pose to keep tab on this weekly,
lor (Hover the (neat, audi ... .,0 i l
, it , . , L, , i adding 1-3,46 L,o.iN. Just watch
nf the fact that he was big-i ,
C r'a
u !i" .1 : i-
In 'ii-! i ;i:
-I r limn his party, have now changed
tih ii- tiiiie, and are loudly abusing
tli. ir 'iiiiiiidoni idol. Hut let not the
i.-oiin- !
f lull'
deceived : there is -a change
among the politicians, but
I t lieft- !.-
no cii
mge of heart. The
:'Ui -ime.is. the same greed, the j
a ant of patriotic pi inciple to
in
id.- flie' politicians bow j
li ii ll ill
iiie dust and worship at the
the Mammoth doldbug, now
aetiiates them to express their ur-
j'!. a.-ure and disapproval. It is not j will be a great advantage in a crowd
i"i au-e they are disappointed in his ed city. A duplicate register will
principles' or policy of government, j also be kept at II. K. Eagle & Co.
f'n thev care nothing about these, 08 and 70 Wabash Avenue, where
1 1 r it is because his course is grow-I
it is because his course is grow
unpopular and they are afraid it
damage the party. There are
Ins State thousands, however, of
plain practical honest citizens,
nil
v lio
have principles and who act
licentiously who are to-day dis- 111
ajipi mitt'O in the man they supported
fur i "resident, for thev see that thev
'.in! not vote tor wliat tney tnournt
th' V were vutimr. For these men we ot
haw
the highest respect; but it is
thf Unit
Ui- have
serving politicians for whom
no respect and who are now
1 iiouiicinir their 1 'resident.
The jiartisan press has had but
little to sav with reference to the late
iihi tiii-i- of the Alliance, and the new
ntliee!
I Wit in what little they have
have been struck with one
When commenting upon any
I'ro. Mewborn the State
it for instance), they did not
.lid w
1
Thru-
!Viii
' in to he concerned as to whether
c was a rood man or not, but the
r,at :;i iest ion that absorbed their
-tie .-ouls was, what his politics
tatul had been. To judge from
W they say, we are led to believe
if the Wiu-se iimn in North LafO-
;i had been elected President, and
" Lad i.een a Democrat, they would
lVi iie wild with childish oy.
the other bund we are constrain-
iieve that if a nnm absolnte-
v ! ' i i'( t had betn elected, and his
ics had not been of their sort
lue'ii j.f poiiri' if ermlil lint, have
if he were perfect,) then they
uuld have considered it their bouud-
f'S duty to try to belittle him, and
'ter to hvtn with taunts and jeers.
is a good object lesson to the
euple, it shows more plainly than
er that this class of men have no
4'htical principles, but are simnlv
vil puppets to a party machine. "
EREMEDY...THE ALLIANCE DEMANDS
M
i
It was generally understood that
lat hansom was for unconditional
retw;ll of tli.i t;i,.. ! I f. tr
im ouu-i iuw oeiore ance
Jnote his letter, but since then he is
ow put down as opposed to the un
fonditional repeal. He is rettin
lf....:.i ,.f i. , . e t
l"am Ul lIH Pl'ie, he wants to he
. uo v .Mu-u states Senate
tin. What Mr. Cleveland thinks
him at this time, would be inter
'"g. Hut he is as slippery as an
There is no telling yet how he
11 ute. Watch him!
At IHfc ;M VCRTA t Tvflvt?
In conversation with a Democrat
in Coldbboro a few days ago, among
other things, he said that the Demo
crats had lost their moorings, that
there was only ahout twelve Detno
crats in (iohUhoio. We tried to g.-r
liim to name them hut he only re
marked that he was one of them and
he stands upon a Cold ba.-H, all
others are not Democrats. This
looks like the tail trying to wag the
dog. If only those who believe that
the Chicago I'latfonii does not mean
free coinage are Democrats then he
was right. When he remarked to
another man present (who also
claimed to be a Democrat but who
the aforesaid Cold bug informant
was not one, although he had voted
the Democratic ticket) that numlx-rs
of men had voted the Democratic
ticket not knowing what thev were
voting ior, and it was a genuine case
of false pretense when Charlie Ay
cock and other speakers were telling
the masses that it was a free silver
platform. We knew that the num
ber of machine Democrats all over
the land were growing beautifully
less, but we did not know that the
number had got down to twelve in
(ioldsboro. This is gratifying to us
who have been fighting the old ma
chine. We must jind out who the
twelve are and turn our guns on
them, they are the enemies of the
people.
THE ROBBER TARIFF.
On August .JOth, the Democratic
party had been in power twenty-live
weeks. During that time (accord
ing to ante-election statements) the
"culminating atrocity" hiu robbed
us of just $:ilG,53S,45(j. This must
be charged up to them as they are in
complete control and could, ere this,
now it grows ana snow tne result to
your democratic neighbor. Dakota
Uuralist. (tf.)
N. F. A. k 1. U. HEADQUARTERS.
World's Fair headquarters will be
found in room 3 and 4, live stock
pavillion, where members are invited
call, register and visit. This reg
"fc
ister will enable members to
find
where friends are stopping in Chica
go. In this way members from dif
ferent places can easily meet. This
members can consult it if thev de
sire, before going to the fair grounds.
CUT HER
Chatham Kecord
The
says, in
answer to a supposed question that
'l8ht be asked' "whT llllS lin,es be
come harder since the success of the
Democrats at the last election? Says it
is the culmination of the evil results
itepuujican regisiauou
It is like
a boil that has long been festering
and has now come to a head." Jesso.
The Democratic party are the sur
geons in charge, let them lance the
old boil. We are waiting to see it
done, that's the remedy. No poul
ticing, but cut her.
We thick the people that criticised
President Cleveland for leaving
Washington and going to "Buzzard's
Bay" are unjust, or at least their
criticisms are uncalled for. It is the
duty of congress to legislate; the
President is an executive officer. In
fact it is not necessary for the Presi
dent to even send a message to con
gress. But certainly after he had
sent in his message expressing his
opinion, it would have been very im
proper for him to use his position to
pervert the will of the people, as ex
pressed by their representatives in
congress. Even if there had been
no domestic affairs to call the Presi
dent to "Buzzard's Bay," it not only
would not have been proper to have
gone, but in our opinion been very
good taste.
"Thou shalt not lend upon usury
to thy brother, usury of money, usury
of victuals, usury of anything that is
lent upon usury." This reads well,
but how i3 a man to live without
work under such a rule ? By chang
ing the name from usury to interest
good people escape the penalty of
disobedience to the Bible injunction
while they gather the fruit of their
brothers toil.
v hen The Caucasian gets 20,
000 subscribers some of our present
subscribers will say "I was one of its
early friends. I helped double its
circulation by sending in a club of
new subscribers." (tf.)
The country is suffering as it has
never suffered before, but after all
the d ose" was necessary in order to
awaken the people to the fact that
"JNiagara is just ahead."
THE FIGHT IN THE
nil: TicKi-rrs nominated, and plat
IOR.MS WRITTEN AN I) THE IK STSAI!K
IN MARSHAL ARRAY.
'I'll i: I'LATI'OHMH
OXE IV A STKUCIirFORUMRD Al H0EST WAV F.UES THE 10
DITIOV Al) OFFERS A KEUEDV
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ji TyiiUml I'ollt
Viiht Drul f
Pol'l'I.IST TICKET.
Kok Covf.knok Kdmond IL
Cocke, of Cumberland.
Lieutenant Coveuxok J. Brad
Beverlery, of Fauquier.
Fou Attorney Cenekal, Wil
liam II. (iravely of Henry.
the preamble.
We, the delegates or the People's
Party of Virginia, in convention as
sembled, representing the will of
our people, set forth this declaration
of our principles, and demands for
relief from existing oppression.
We renew our unswerving allegi
ance to that Magna Charta of our
liberties, the Virginia Bill of rights,
adopted by the convention of June
12th, 177, and we again aflirm the
great fundamental right it asserts,
"that all power is vested in and de
rived from the people." This right
has been subverted, until to-day all
power is vested in and derived from
money. We declare that it is the
violation of this right which has im
poverished us. Our products are
selling below the cost of production;
our lands are valuless except to sup
port the State by taxation; labor is
ground down, and goes unemployed,
we are compelled to make bricks
without straw, to pay taxes without
money, to support many useless offi
cers in unaccustomed luxury, and to
foot the bills for governmental ex
travagances we can ill afford. We
have had promise of government
economically administered until
hope has given place to despair. The
party now in power claim that they
"never had a chance, while, in fact,
they have many times had a large
majority in the Lower House of
Congress, and have recently prov d
to the country that they had "chance"
enough to increase their own salaries.
They ni'ght at least have outlined a
polcy which would have inspired the
people with confidence. The money
power of the world is now turned
agains us to deprive us of the money
of the constitution, and there sits in
the Presidential Chair, armed with
the veto power, the most pronounced
and determined opponent of silver
mouey, inviting and awaiting the
dictation of Europe to direct the ac
tion of an American Congress. Mr.
Cleveland was elected for the ex
press purpose of relieving "the poor,
down-trodden tax pavers from the
robberies of the McKinley tariff;"
that tariff is presumably still rob
bing the people, and yet he called
an extra session of Congress, not to
repeal "the robber tariff;" but to
consumate the fraud of 1873, which
demonetized silver, the free coinage
of which Mr. Cleveland declares to
be "the only menace" to the coun
try's prosperity.
The only remedy they propose is
to base the currency on interest
bearing bonds, entailing taxation on
the people. It is admitted that the
credit of the government is ample
enough for the spundest currency.
The credit of the government rests
upon the power given to Congress
upon the constitution to tax 65,000,
000,000 of people who own $60,000,
000,000 of property, and would any
sane man refuse a currency with such
a power behind it?
We cannot here enumerate in de
tail the long list of unfilled
pledges made to the people by the
Democratic party. They have ac
nuiesced in the vicious legislation in-
iated and enacted by the Republi
cans to enrich the few at the ex
nense of the great body of the peo
rde: and to-dav ncn ana powenui
. . -i i i
corporations dictate the party's ac
tion, making it veritamy tne party
of plutocracy.
Have we tared any uetter in our
Sfafp administration. which has
lieen under exclusive Democratic
control for nearly eight years? We
are still living under the Under
wood Constitution, which Democrats
could not hud language strong
enough to denounce until they got
possession of the countless offices it
created. Need we remind you of
the promises made two years ago in
the legislative canvass, and how ut
terly every pledge was ignored? Did
the legislatue keep a single promise
made to the people in tnac eanvat&
In the meantime the despotic
power given to the Democratic party
n rider the Anderson-Cormick law
has been 'fully developed, and under
cover of that legislative abomination
crimes are instigated, committed
and countenanced by the party ruiers
W. would in the ordiuary trans
action of life between man and man
send the prepetrators and their abet
tors to the penitentiary to wear
stripped suits with shaven neaus.
Under a free government a man s
liWtv is bound up with ms oanoi,
TKa Aw afprnard for his freedom
is his ability to cast his vote as he
please, with the assurance that it
will be honestly counted by the
guardians appointed by law to pro
tect this sacred right. Invade this
right and you imperil the liberty of
every citizen of the land. No na
tron has ever survived whose civili
zation tolerated and condoned per-
GOLDSBOKO, X. C, THURSDAY, AHJl'ST
OLD DOMINION,
ONTItAN'I'Kll
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I'KMOCRATIC Tl' KET.
For Governor Charles T. O'lVr
rell, of Kockingham.
For Lieutenant Governor Rob
ert C. Kent, of Wythe county.
For Attorney General II". Taylor
Scott, of Faujiiier countv.
THE I'LATFOKM.
The representatives of the Demo
cratic party of Virginia in conven
tion assembled, reaffirming their al
legiance to the principles the party
as formulated by Mr. Jefferson, an 1
exemplified by a long line of illustri
ous Virginians, and congratulating
the people upon the beueticient re
sults of Democratic admini.-t a i n
whenever the Democratic party has
hadtcontrol of the State and Federal
Governments do declare:
1. The Democratic party h iving
founded the public school system of
Virginia, and having secured its ef
ficiency by wise legislation, pledges
itself to the people that it will con
tinue to extend to the system a loyal
and generous support until everv
child in the Commonwealth shall
receive the benefits of an education
2. The Democratic party of Vir
ginia, being largely composed of
farmers and believing that the pros
perity of the State is dependent
upon the progress of agriculture,
pledges itself that it will, by the en
couragement of desirable immigra
tion and enactment of proper legis
lation, do all in its power to promote
and advance the agricultural inter
erests of the State.
3. The Democratic party favors
the most rigid economy in the ad
ministration of all the branches of
the State government; a revision of
the laws regulating the criminal ex
)enses of the State, and the enact
ment of such statutes as will equal
ize the assessments of property re
turned for taxation. Ihe meager
returns from agriculture arouse the
desire to relieve, as far as possible,
the lands of the State by the impo
sition of taxes upon associations, en
terprises, and other interests Avhich
can better bear the burden.
4. The Democratic party of Vir
ginia, regarding the oyster industry
as one of the inestimable value to
the State, will foster it for the bene
fit of its own citizens, will preserve
to them the use of all the natural
oyster rocks, beds and 6hoals, and
will oppose the transfer or surrender
of the public rights thereiu to in
dividuals, corporations, or syndi
cates, and we pledge the party to
the correction of all unequal and un-
ust taxation which may exist upon
this great industry.
5. The Democratic party of V lr-
ginia, rememnering tne unseitish
services of her patriot defenders du
ring the civil war, and recognizing
ler sacred obligations to care for her
lurviving sons who were disabled
during that great struggle, and wid
ows of those who sacrificed their
lives, will continue to favor such
liberal appropriations within the re
sources of the State as will tend to
the accomplishment of that end.
6. W e believe that the construc
tion of good roads will largely pro
mote the prosperity of our people by
attracting immigration, enhancing
the value of real estate, and secur
ing better facilities for transporta
tion to market. We therefore earn
estly recommend the enactment of
such legislation as may be necessary
for the improvement of the'" condi
tion of the pulic highways.
7. W e cordially indorse the wi3e,
patriotic, and judicious administra
tion of .Gov. McKinney. We con
gratulate the people f Virginia that
the settlement or the btate deut has
been at last perfected on terms alike
acceptable to her creditors, honorable
to the State, ana witnin tne limits
of her ability to pay. The fanal and
i i
successful solution of this vexed
question has been accomplished un-
dcr lemocratic administration anu
through the efforts of the Democrat
ic officials.
8. We denounce the policy of Fed
eral control of elections to which
the Republican party has committed
itself as fraught the gravest dangers.
and we demand the repeal of all
Congressional legislation that coun
tenances interferences with the free
dom of elections bv the appointment
nt Federal supervisors to revise " the
registration lists and scrutinize the
hiil lots, and Federal marshals to
overawe thi people by their pres
ence at the polls. .
While it is true that only State
officers are to be chosen at the ap
proaching election in November, we
cannot ignore the fact that Virginia
as a sovereign and co-equal mem
ber of the union, is deeply and vi
tally interested in these questions of
faritf reform and financial relief
which are now challenging the earn
est thought and deliberate attention
of the American people. Upon the
o-reat question of the currency, we
reiterate the principles announced in
the national convention at Chicago
and indorsed with such unparalleled
unanimity by the people of this
Continued on Second Paged
till IAH0LINA TALKS.
TAL3 RT.
1i HCwSfc S STCV
; llir hiri;n I'lalform Mra I trr j
ll-r I ilniir. t l.iqtirul Him ti.
Iu if tlir Oar,lluu.
I ! Tlif i
W AS Al.V.iTON", l. ('.. Au(TU-t L'o.
The rnanhoo.1, t oiirajr' and lrains of
the div-USMOU in the House of H p-
resentative- l;a b n uti the -ie of
the fre- coinage :i!v orate,
new Mood in th- Fi ft v third
The
eoli-
e;res has rescued ihe d lmte from
the omtnon-plie. ni.nle-to-ordt-r,
Cuiitrres.HioiiHl Record, tollar wear
in .if brand f ftatesmanhip. The
men v ho are vehemently proteM i
in this Coiiirr-ss atfaiut "the irif-'an-ti-
erime" contemplated in tn- un
conditional repeal of the Sherman
law, are fresh from the people. They
are here wearing n machine eollir.
and they hit straight from the shoul
der. They are fearless, courageous,
alilf and powerful exponents
f the manhood of the people. In
oratory, ability and intelligence they
are the equals of the strongest and
most experienced debaters in Con
gress. In a perfect comprehension
of all the points involved in the sil
ver discussion, they distance the best
trained and longest serviced men in
either house. They are quick and
nearly alwavs fatal in retort. This
infusion of new blood, of new ideas,
of new thoughts, of independent as
sertion, marks an era in the political
evolution that is playing havoc with
party traditions and "machine poli
tics." The monopoly of political
thought and action, which the ma
chine has so long and relentless con
trolled, has been fatally crippled if
not crushed. Brvan, Siblev. Champ
Clark, Lafe Pence and Talhert, the
South Carolina fanner, who electri
fied the House by his vehemence and
eloquence, have blazed the way for
the young manhood of the country
THE MOUTH'S CHAMPION.
The one man from the South to
raise his voice for the people 1
champion their cause-was the nervy
and plueky Talhert, of the game lit
tie state of South Carolina" Serving
his first term, hardly known to Ins
neighbor who occupies the adjoining
seat on the Moor, unknown to the
House, with one bound he put him
self in the front rank of the strongest
debaters in this Congress. It was a
night session when, in the estima
tion of the Speaker, only obscure
and new .members arc
supposed to
have the iloor, but he filled every
inch of standing room in the galleries-
It was a speech that aroused
the thousands who $s weltered under
the hot gas light to the wildest en
thusiasm. It was an honest, spon
taneous expression of the people
that the threats of the Speaker of
the House could not control. Threats
of "clearing the galleries" had no
effect upon the tumultuous applause
that greeted and punctuated his
speech from beginning to end. It
was an ovation. It was a proud day
for every patriotic. South Carolinian.
Talbert is not a John C. Calhoun,
but hereafter when he rises to his
feet to address the House everybody
will know who he is. This may not
be any very great distinction, in
public estimation, but there are
scores and scores of men who have
been iu Congress for years who are
hardly known by the doorkeepers
and pages. Speaking of Talbert
speech, Bryan of Nebraska, and
Champ Clark, of Missouri, both ora
tors of national fame, said it was
the strongest presentation of the
subject that had been made in the
discussion. It took the House by
storm and it will electrify and thrill
the South Carolinians when they
read it.
POINTS OF THK SPEECH.
Nothing short of an imperative
obligation, he said, impelled him to
address the House. We publish the
following experts from his speech:
But coming as I do trom one ot
the rural districts of the sunny
South, and representing as I do a
constituency.as true, as patriotic, as
honorable, as high-minded, as a ny
people that ever lived upon God's
green earth, mneteen-twentietus ot
whom I might say are unqualifiedly
in favor of the free and unlimited
coinage of silver applause. I deem
that a sufficient excuse for saying at
least a few words in their behalf and
in advocacy of the measure, which I
sincerely believe involves not only
the liberties, but the lives of the
masses of the people of the Cnited
States.
A REPRESENTATIVE FARMER.
Coming as I do from the humbler
walks of a farmer's life, having
never been anything but a common.
plain, practical farmer; representing
also as 1 do the tarmers and pro
ducts of wealth in common with
other classes of citizens of this great
nation; elected though I was upon a
platform of principles one plank of
which was the free and unlimited
coinage of silver others, Mr.
Speaker, can do as they pleas, but
as for me and my house we will'serve
the Lord, and I shall stand on that
platform first, last and all the time.
Applause,
MONEYED ARISTOCRACY.
The present distressed condition
of our country is due and charge
able to a 'system of legislation which
has been enacted since the beginning
of the late war, and is not due to
the Sherman act or anything of that
sort. I would ask you to go back to
the beginning of the war and exam
ine some of the legislation preceed
ing that crowning act of infamy con
ceived in fraud and brought forth in
iniquity, the demonetization act of
1S3 that struck down silver, standi
ing to-day as a living monument to
the power of money to oppress; that
war, which subsequent events have
made me believe was not fought to
free the negro and save the Union,
but to enslave the peeple of America
by a moneyed aristocracy, the most
180:?.
hateful and d-otir of H "norn
innt powil.?,.
"THE i.I..Tir t RlVir."
It i said that Mr. Krmt S-d. of
I.inilon. i writ tv.r with .
U buy th Am. rii ti r ;ri . I d
riot pr id to voia h for thi. but :
ak "ti to !:.-!) .in. i how riv;
the art . pa-d in lT.'i. who hl
il;d destroy nv'r. thm aJJirij; th-1
traw to the rr::-l lack v further!
on!ration al).j in'rf.iiuir th-;
EM!id d SIllctiedlie, following tht f'tl Iw-lote 1 he ft-M t l"-. march of tls
with the resumption -t of l7t'. ami ; utr?-d and awakened rtil. So
fastening upon thi nation a tiiutiu-ia!
yt m which, Mr. Carlisle ay, ha i
been productive of more iiiiM-rv and
crime to the p-opi. of this co.iu.rv ;
than all the wars. t.etiN ne nn-l fa
peti!i tie file! fa-
mine nh hu h thev have e r U-en I
atfiicted.
In 'VI,. i.ii i.i.h I
the record of the American Con
gress for the hist twenty Jive tear
has ben one inimical to the intercut
of the tl.nvs of the peop
!e. The nets
spoken of completed the infernal
machinery by wim h the iiimii-; pow
er is crushing out the lives of the
people to a wage slavery more adject
and heartless than any chattel sla
very that ever cursed (rod's green
earth. These acts are still upon the
statute look; this legislation is still
in operation.
lokilKAKAN. EOT Till, 1E"11.E.
1 he people ha ve been quiet too
long. They have stayed quietly r.t
home, trusting to t li i r Uepri setita
tives at Washington to do the nice
thing for them, every once in a while
sendingup to ask them. "What of
the night?" ami the good gentlemen
here, these great bushy-headed
statesmen, fattening and feasting on
the best of the land 1 laughter! would
reply: "All is well. l'low on boys;
we will be down again in the fall; we
will want the votes and the fried
chickens as usual." i Great laughter.
WHERE THE FARMER oMES IN.
This is the way the people have
been treated; this is the way I have
been treated. I have met these gen
tlemen on the stump, and I have
thrown this in their teeth again and
agaiti and they could not deny it. I
statid here, sir, as a humble repre
sentative of my people, and 4 intend
to represent their interests as I
promised to do. Kvety other class
'an get what they want. The manu
facturers can get what they want.
The railroads can get what they
want. The bankers can get what
they want. But as soon as the far
mers, the laboring people of the
world, the people who make that
which feeds and clothes the world,
and who ate growing poorer and
poorer every day of their lives, ns
soon as they semi up a little peti
tion here these big statesmen sit un
and look as wise as owls and say. "It
cannot be done. It is unconstitu
tional!'' This was said in a very
sarcastic and humorous manner,
causing renewed laughter.
THE PERU, AHEAD.
Who does not tremble for the
safety of our civilization? The re
sults of legislation are being univer
sally realized, and fears may be
justly entertained that we have al
ready passed the point beyond which
our steps may be retraced and out
liberties retrieved.
Iiut (Jod forbid! Although our
country is hanging over the brink of
an abyss that blinds and dazzles mor
tal eye, I yet believe that there i.s a
force at work which will neutralize
and stop these destructive influences,
that finally the great God who rules
the destinies of nations will fiend
down in mercy and in love, and that.
"Equal rights for all; special privi
leges for none" will again be the
motto of our country.
PbUTOi ' RACY VS. THK PEOPLE.
Now sir, look at some of the fur
ther evils of the contraction which
.1 A ' 1 - 1 ft "1 1
me srriKing uown or silver lias pro
duce! in thi.s country.
There is no man of reasonable in
telligence to-day who has noticed the
enroachment of the money power on
the rights of the individual, but who
is forced to the ccuviuction that the
issue is an open one between pluto
cracy and the people. Why, such
pilings up of enormous-wealth as are
every day seen in this country is
even more than the human mind
can concieve. Aladdin's lamp be
comes dim and Monte Cristo but a
fritlinsf, common-place tale when
compared to the magicians of fin
ance in their financial transaction
under this system, and not under the
Sherman law at all.
PLOW HOY'S ARGUMENT.
As they contract the currency it
causes a shrinkage in the values of
the products of labor, and so it has
caused a shrinkage of three times in
the value of the wheat, the corn
and cotton, so that will take three
times as much of those products to
make this payment as it would have
taken in ISfifi, and this kind of tys
tem bears very heartily upon the
boys who follow the plow on a hot
July day.
1 haved followed it many a day,
and I expect my friend from Colo
rado, Mr. Pence (putting his hand
upon the shoulder of the gentleman
who was sitting near him), has fol
lowed the plow and knows how it is.
It takes three times the labor
to pay that debt, and this same
rule will apply in the case of private
debt. A man having a mortgage on
his farm mav have paid it over twice.
leaving a small balance, which it will
now be three times as hard to pay
as if he had paid it all at first. So
that this system of contraction
imounta to confiscating the labor, of
American workingmen and makes us
hewers of wood and drawers of waters
unless it is checked, nothing more
and nothing less.
THE REMELT
So, then, in our distress' we have
had the Bland-Allison bill of 1878,
which gives temporary relief, and
-then the Sherman act of 18'JO. which
also improved the country to some
extent, but only temporarily What
we want is a permanent cure. Let
us ha ve a lasting one, and to get it is
an undertaking as formidable, as
patriotic and as heroic as its accom
plishment will be grand and glor
ious. A noted writer has said:
"The great money powers, as they
think, safely intrenched within their
citadel, look out over their countless
ramparts of money bags and see
their blood-red flag defiantly 'wav
ing on the parapet where it has
waved for more than a quarter of a
century, and adopting as their ral-
lyst! ry th" Vnd-rliit !! f
th r-p!- I - itM!"d. th-v
G?ly -,.rr!niarji:
Maur "ut "ur loinarr n th- vut
w ard all;
The cry ; !tiU Thy cvra' iar
rat)e !r-nth
WiU lanh a ier t rrn. Hort-
! t th t lie
Tdl fm- and the ajrnt rat th-m
up."
So thought Maid-th; btjt hiratlr j
wdl fall Miir or t r, .torim-d ih
the ballot
c:h of ih
f A tlit-nmn freetucn, the
llli'ln Vol tiocr. Tll"
tirl h t fr the Kcprcs-i;t.-ti e of
?' "'ple to -Jo, to undo the kf
islation hu h ha brought al u! thi
(conditio!! of thiliiTt. The Ihm.i.Ii
h.tve asVcd f.ir il !, n..t
the iMiarib f trade, no? the chm-t
bers of commerce, b it the .-teaf
ia-se, of the iwoide. itoi. M i r I
rent of e cry dollar that i appro
nrsHted bv thi au'tit b.lv tin
people liMVe akeil
t ie have j..Ud to Iihvi. thxt !eif- !
a v e
ick'
s-lation undone, that
they
UUIV be
better able tu l nr their
cuormoin
burdens. Thev have demanded it.
bet u firs? have free and unlimited '.
coinage of silver at a ratio of lit. j
I. This thev want and thi thev will
have. Nothing less will satisfy
them.
As has been well said by a Repre
sentative in this deflate, anything
les than this nitbiMly but a coward
will accept The iK inocratic party
has promised. Pay off the bonds;
stop the interest; call iu the national
bank notes and replace them bv full
legal tender money issued by the
government, and increase this gov
ernment issue of greenback if uec
essarv : and ihis money, iu connec
tion with free and unlimited coinage
of silver and gold, will furnish nutli
cient money to the people of this
great country to conduct their busi
ness on a cash basis. The fate of
the pending question on silver will
decide this matter. Silver has been
made the battle ground and the bone
of contention iu this great tight for
the liberties of the people. Loud,
long and prolonged npplau-e iu the
House and galleries, )
K IMIIII .I'll Ol M l.
Prcsi.lfiil Hutlcr SH-itk.n to 'j.OOO Vilr
I'rof. Itamlv K reeii lil lr.
LlHKKTY, X. C. Miu Kditor:
On Aug. Iv'th President Marion But
ler addressed over ii,000 jieople gath
ered from tne four adjoining coun
ties. It was one of the ablest sjiecch
es we have ever heard, lie showed
how the Alliance demands are tin
true solution for the present troubles.
Before he closed he invited any one
in the audience to ask any question
that might be desired. Prof. Buudy,
of Trinity College, who was present
and who had lwen an attentive list
ener, asked several questions calling
out a fuller explanation of Mr. But
ler's views. Mr. Butler then invited
Trinity's aide Professor of Mathema
tics t the bland, introduced him to
the audience and asked hini to ex
press his views. The Professor en
dorsed what Mr. Butler had said,
but expressed a fear that the money
power and monopolists had already
such a hold on the two old parties,
that nothing short of a revolution
would ever free the people. It wais
a great clay for reform.
A NATIONAL CURRENCY THE BEST.
Iu a speech in the Senate in 1:J7,
John C. Calhoun said:
"It appears to me, after bestowing
the best reflection I can give no sub
ject, that no convertible paper that
l i j .
is, paper wnose credit resin on a
promise to pay is suitable for cur
rency. Bank paper is cheari to those
who make it, but dear, very dear, to
those who use it. On the other
hand, a national currency, while it
would greatly facilitate it.-i financial
operation, would cost nothing or next
to nothing, and would, of course,
add much to the cost of production,
which would give to every branch of
our industries" great advantages both
at home and abroad. And I now
undertake to aflirm without the least
fear I can Ik answered, that a paper
issued by the government, with a
simple promise to receive it for all
dues would form a jwrfect paper cir
culation which could not be abused
by the government; that it would
be as uniform iu value as the metals
themselves; and I shall In able to
prove that it is within the constitu
tion and powers of congress to use
such a paper according to the most
rigid rule of construing the constitu
tion." (tf.)
TIIIAT
I'l.ACKH N. C. f'OMiKKSHMKN
II.WK.
Woodard ; Elections, levees and
Improvements of the Mississippi
river.
Alexander ; Agriculture Expen
ditures in State Department.
Henderson ; Postoflice and Post
roads (chairman) Pensions.
Cra vford ; Public Lauds Private
Iand Claims Manufacturers.
Bower; Itailways and Canal in
Indian affairs.
Bunn; Claims (chairman) Ex
penditures in War Department.
Grady ; Public Buildings Edu
cation, j
Iiranch ; Territories, Iteform in I
the Civil Service Iievisiou of the
Laws.
Settle; Iievisiou of the Lavrn
Claims.
THK ONLY M KNACK."
The Poor Old Campaign TarltT not in It
Any .Mure.
A financial condition which is the
oxlt menace to the country's wel
faieand prosperity. Grover Cleve
land, June "th, lS'.O. tf
When you don't get your paper
3end us a postal card at once. Don't
-wait two or three weeks. We will
send you the missing copy and also
investigate the trouble, (tf.)
XO. I",.
v'Ull'l
11 1 i I
.11 lfl.
e flip the following frv.rti th r
' pint of tin- pro.-enhn; of , oerr
a Ctirti bv the Ko !:).. ri.l !:ptrh
on !t "sturdv
1 he Ur p , h of the la !
1 livtitMl l. Mr. S,,m, of lYtitix)
! vrn.. tie un niKi t and tht oidv
' ' "f the K. j.i,.nr Ma.
ho
'""li"""1 1" placing !hr I nt!d
.d to l.la. U the I tut,
!-'t' l"'!! a uifc-l. tfoid fctamtard.
aild lm l a liMn Allocate of btnio
t!!tni. Mi- t lout thirtv n
' ' "l ''. d tfiMe.l With tint
voice. aat fund of ;t.
and
M" ' ""s""!;'. ne i
i hi place among the ottor, tne
lo
thf
vriciin
and the h'linofi.ti
House.
i JIM.foil'
T'U. IWti
MU. st hi. I: v. n
Mn.i ii.
Mr. SibU y poke in uppoft of th
pi opoition Micifcutod by Mr. John
son, of Ohio, providing that 1 1
holder of Cnited State Und imuhl
deposit thoe kct-tintlf a with iheov-
eminent, ii lining therefor Trea
mim note. The time had coinc when
the ch aring house of the grrat
cittt-s should no longer dominate and
control the policy of the i7,NH wor
kers of thi land. Th lum.-t aliit
wen art anxiotiM -re gentlemen
on the other side to put K i-peedy end
to the present depletion, and tin
end could be attained here ami How
by enacting into law the .Iohns.n
proposition.
There were variotm cause fur ihe
present panic. hie of these cnue
wasthatthe gentleman from Ohio
Mr. Darter), the ei Congressman
from Mansrtchuwttn (Mr. ierg
Krciletick Williamsi and other had
howled ill fcpeeche and throiiyJl the
magazine h incessantly for a gold
standard and predicted disaster. The
gold men called the bimetal lint a "f
lam it v I low lers." If thTe had Ix'ell
more bimetallinti 'calamity how lr
than there l ad been on the other
side, he did not know w hen iu tlm
pages of hi.tory to find them.
Another cause of the panic m
th Reform Club of New ork. That
club had attempted to fii up ihe lar
ilT before the meeting of Cotigrem.
! Laughter. The members of tliM
club made the responsibilities of rep
resentatives few and their labor
light. Iaughtr.
"Another thing wan responsible
for the panic, and that wa the Nuw
York baukers. The ad vocate of thw
gold standard xaid that Ihe banker
of the East had eomo to the relief of
the government, lie who had eye
and had noted current event knew
better than that. Laughter and np
plause. I-KM AM Klt THE tVTUA Hf.SSloS.
Who had demanded that I'ongre
should be called iii ext ra hession f No
body of agricultui ist had demand
ed; no body of laborer had aked
tor it. The demand had come from
the absorber of the country'
wealth. It came not from the ti7,
000.000 of American citizen, but
from the Jl.lioo who had acquired
one half of the national wealth and
wanted tin soon as possible the bal
ance of it. j Laughter and applause.
lie stood by the Democracy, hrh
had respect for the man who toiled
as well for the man who absorbed.
Applause. Do stood by I)emo racy
as exemplified by the first Democrat,
the Democrat who aaid thai the man
who whs ii .-iked and hungry and nick
was hi brother. Anplaue. That
man had been crucilied because he.
had entered the temple of the living
Cod and scourged from it the money
lenders. Applause.
Since he Sibley had been in Wash
ington he had been asked why he,
comfortably off in this world' good
and coming from Pennsylvania,
shouid take the position that he now
did. IIi reply wa that the Pennyl
vania could xt ill read, write and
think. They rend their Bible and
they knew that the Tenth Command
ments was as trim to-day a it had
been when thundered from the ky.
ApplauBo.J
OOt.I-STAN'IAHI AKOt'MKNTK.
(ientlemen in favor of the ningle
gold standard Raid that England wa
Hg.wnst bimetallism; that Franc
was against it: that Cermany wa
against it, and even that the admin
istration wa against it. Laughter.
But no such opposition could put
out the spark of liberty on tin con
tinent. Applause. It wa said
that the odds were against th bi
tnetalliKt. (tranted. What then?
Should they ask for quarter and aay
that their work was donef Hay
rathei that the greater glory would
lie their if the field wa won. Ap
plause.) The workingmen the men who
turned the furrow were thinking
over this financial question. The de
monetizntion act of 1873 wa a trai
torous act, and along with the name
of Judas Iscariot and Benedict Ar
nold would be placed the name of
those who were guilty of the crime of
1873. (Applause. Now Congress
was asked to say that the Democrat
of the past who had drawn up the
platforms of the party had been un
wise and unpatriotic. Congress wa
asked to say that there wa a man of
such transcendental genius that he
could look into the future twenty
years ahead of anybody else; and it
wa asked to go down on it knees
before this man and offer an apo
theesis to the man who sat it the
other side of the Capitol, For one,
he never would. Applause.
ONCE A MONOMKTALLIST.
At one time he had been a gold
monometallis, but he studied the
question and he was uo longer one,
lecause he would rather be honest
than be a monometallism Cheers,
laughter,, and applause. 1
THE WEST AND THE KOL'TH . .
It was said that the Republicans
were going to join with" the Demo
crats in repealing the Sherman law.
What Republicans and what Demo
crats? The Republicans of the K ist
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