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THr OP N ON OF THE EDITOR ON THE
SSUES OF THE DAY.
am Ashe, editor of the News mid
oi.--rver, says that he fears that by
the action of congress "a storm haB
l. i; brewed that will partake some
what of the nature of a cyclone."
'act. Ashe fears that an oppressed
am! outraged jn-ople will not longer
I,.- trilled with. He fears that the
righteous wrath of the people will be
tlit; cyclone that will defeat the Dem
. . ., , . .
I his is thelespainng
urty server. If Capt.
. , , , , i
w in lie oi a par
As lie were a friend and worthy lead
er "f the people, he would condemn
the party that has trifled with the
ja-opie aim upnoiu meir nanus in
i i i it i -i
their fight for justice. Capf. Ashe,
be a man! or have you served monop
oly so long that you can't"
Smie time recently, in a letter on
the silver question, discussing the
dishonest attitude of the bosses of
tin- democratic party and their alii-
ance with the money power, Senator
Vance said that conditions might
ari.sf in a few months, which would
muse a "majority of the Democratic
jiarty to deliberately walk out of it
self, leaving nothing behind him but
a smell of brimstone and Wall
street." How much longer can Sen
ator Vance and those who think like
him stand the smell of sulphur and
Wall street? Is it not time that they
were walking out of the traitorous
jarty and getting an airing?
The Congressional Record for the
extra session of congress so far nuni-
krs over :i,400 pages. Over half of
this is speeches on the silver
tion. It is no doubt the best encyc
lopedia in the world on the financial
question. The facta and the argu
ments in the debate are beyond ques
tion on the side of silver, but con
gress voted the other way. It is evi-
ueut tnat mere is some power behind
congress more powerful than the
facts and arguments in the speeches.
When congress met the Senate stood:
For Wall street 30, for free coinage
4'.'; after that unseen power got in
its work and the vote stood: For
Wall street 48, for free coinage 37.
Thut the late Judge Bond was an
extreme partisan and very unjust in
his rulings in connection with the
k u klu x cases and some election cases
iu South Carolina
question. But to
is true beyond
see papers in
North Carolina that are partisan to
equally as unscrupulous an extent
for the Democratic party condemn
his actions is very absurd. It ilj be
comes those who' are now in flavor of
packed election boards to coipnait
fraud to save the Democratic ma
chine to talk about Judge Bond us
ing packed juries to condemn kuklux.
That John Sherman is to-day tlie
adviser of Cleveland and the leader
of the Democratic party jn congress
Bo one, who is informed., will tfeny,
In fact, Senator John W, Daniel of
positively makes the charge, The
Washington Post trying to apologize
for this condition of things Eays:
"There is no reason why a sound
proposition put forward by Mr. Sher
man for maintaining the stability of
currency should not be as readity en
tertained as though it came from the
Iemocratic side of the chamber."
Conductor Jarvis and Goveruor
Carr made speeches at the colored
fair in Raleigh last week. The daily
newspaper reports says that the'col
m people are ver.y partial to
the "disinterested visiting states
men." Conductor Jarvis is' ne doubt
getting ready to advertise for colored
passengers on next year's political ex
enrsio'n. ' '"
i0vj' is th,e tjne to peach the
heart and conscience. Don't fail to
get Th CAypASjAif iiq fhe hands
fif every lonest mu wlq vote4 either
4 te "old party tickets last fall.
Wyw can you hope fqr a nran to act
Oft tht truth unless he know? the
tfrU Tttfi Cavuasuit will give
Harrison proposed to protect mo
nopolies by a high protective tariff,
Pk?cland ptoses tQ protect them
ft poutracttoa ' of f lie currency.
narrlwl nnf. 'Jit.
epense of the tax-payers; Cleve-
8 game will cost the
fore Cleveland's erm of office
Pires he will be confronted by a
. tile congress which he can't bay
postoces and polectQr6hips
4 will be fon his hands" as wel 's
his hair. It will V elected under
he t'opnlist banner.
Vnen Cleveland and the Demo.
tiC party have completely killed
Ver the public sentiment iu favor
: the i'opuiisU will be iu the ratio
The Charlotte Observer, conm e lt-
mg npon the repeal of silver, con-
tjiauuiawTH a wem(x;rauc congress up
,.r,.l,.;,. 1 1.1 1 I i ; Ml
uuuu.ug imuu can legislation.
I his reminds us of the man who
hired a laborer to build 'a dam to
keep the water from overflowing and
ruining his crop. The laWer not
being true t his master and his con
tract, ouiit a poor dam a cowardly
makeshift of a dam, which kept out
only a part of the water. The man
discharged this laborer and hired an
other to build a good an
, A. , , .
dam in the place of the
, , .,. L, , . , ,
other to build a eood and honest
at the cowardly makeshift t)am and
said it was a shame and that he could
improve on it. The last laborer when
left to his work tore down the cow
ardly makeshift and left the crop to
be overflowed by all the water. .Now
which of these two servants was the
worst enemy to the man who employ
WILL THE PEOPLE ENDORSE THE AP-
We see that Gov. Carr has issued
to Mr. Jacob S. Battle his commis
sion as Judge, But this man will
not long lower the tone of the judi
cial ermine. The people of the 3rd
judicial district ure already looking
around among the lawyers for judi
cial timber to take his place. When
the next judicial convention meets
in that district we expect to see the
people rebuke Gov. Carr's nomina
tion. If Charlie Cook or any one
of a dozen other law vers we might
name had been appointed, the people
would have endorsed the appoint-
"lcut u "
WAS IT A POLITICAL FAIR?
The Raleigh News and Observer
commenting on Senator V ance s
speech at the State Fair last
"The Senator spoke as a democrat
to the Democratic people of the
State, and his remarks must be con-
8lUereU from tnat standpoint.
Was the Fair at Raleigh a politi-
nal affair V lj if run lvr tVio Monirt-
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i i i mi i li .I
IIULIU liailV : Xlieil SUUUIU HUt
Chairman Simmons be in charge, or
is that place given to the ex-chair-
. c nil -i lfi'. l
mau. xneii ii it was a nucai
iair, run oy democrats xor iemo-
i. t- i I TV I
crats only, it was proper for Senator
Vance to "speak as a Democrat to
the Democratic people" there.
IS HE A CIVIL SERVER REFORMER.
Civil Service Reform was one of
the great slogans of Mr. Cleveland.
But no President has ever violated
the principles of civil service re
forpi' more tjiau Mr. Cleveland. Ie
hn.s tinf nnlr trivpn rrftirps fnr nart.i-
' . ' J ? - , , ,
and sold them. He sold some for
money, he u?ed others to coerce con
gressmen and make them desert
their peqple? betraying their inter:
ests and bow their necks to his finan
cial polipy. Jtlr. Cleveland as Presi
dent has givep the lie to all of the
high flown doctrine of Mr, Cleveland
as a candidate.
MR. AYCOCK WILL NOT DENY IT
A certain machine Democrat a few
days since questioned the statement
of The Caucasian that Mr. Ay-
cock told the people on the stump
last fall that if the Democratic par
ty did not give the people free coin
age of silver that he would condemn
the party and join the People un
der the Populist banner, &c.
But Mr.'Aycock will hot deny that
. ... v" . " .. .
he made this statement and so assured
. ii - -
to the people on the stump.
In auother column will be found
a letter to Col. Ii. B. Glenn. .Notice
it is dated just after the election last
fall. Te "man djd. nqt get hi office,
Cleveland, has filled silver and he
(the writer) will novy probably not
own that he yoted for Mroyer. Won
der what tlje wrjfpr of tfrat letter
now thinks of the letter that Col,
Glenn said that Graver wrote him
about free silver?
The country is in a bad fix the
two old parties did it- What the
Republican party commenced, the
Democratic party is
With the Sherman law repealed
what will the goldbugs papers do
for an explanation of the hard
The "Give us a chance party" is
about to crowd the republicans clear
off their platform.
The people nq longer look to con
gressthey now SrP tP tne ballot
box for relief.
More money and less misery or
lesg money and more misery vote for
the one you prefer.
Show your paper to your neighbor.
When he read one copy he will see
that he can not do without it.
ljt Shot from Morxan and Xfnt.
Juki before the fiiuil vnti if ih
- Knit ti... r;i.-. - . i i -n
i oeiiaie on t lit silver repeal bill, some
notab e sneer-he u-,r, ,,!.
tors Morgan and Vest took the lead.
Senator -Morgan said that the bill to
strike down siivi-r was the result of
a coalition between John Sherman
and (i rover Cleveland. He said it
wa a "third Sherman bill." He
said that the majority of the Demo
cratic and a majority of the Repub
lican Senators had surrendeied
insolent and over-bearing
uurjrai.ions. jie saiu ne nau uo
. . l : ii it i
SKXATOK J. T. MORGAN.
faith in the professions of Cleveland
and the Senators who were working
tor unconditional repeal yet claim
ing to be friends of silver. He said
that though thev row promise some
future legislation friendly to silver,
yet it would never come. "Lazarus
will die," he exclaimed, "but there
Will 1 lin r m a fi-k fDn v,x-.4- Im'vh "
T'llAn Via u cjirf oil f -of f nnAHr
l- c. ....... ,
v j.uai.ui o nuu wcic uii nir repeal
siue were not expressing the belief
and opinions of a majority of their
people, he inveighed against the veto
power of the President, and he was
certain that the people when they
voted for a Democratic President did
not know that silver was to die in
the Senate at the hands of its friends
and by the instigation of the Demo-
SunntAr V'oaf ,1, Jo t
reaJiest and most forciUe debaters
the Senate, had some emphatic
.i. A . . x , 1 ..
words to g to bjg 13emocratic
nay io uis democratic i
frierjds and he said them rijrht out
The passage of the re
peal bill, he asserted, made gold the
single standard of the United States,
it trampled down the platform of the
Democratic party. The United
States must now begin to scramble
for gold, and whether the friends of
repeal were ready for it or not, there
would have to be an isue of bonds,
an increase ot the national debt in
order to secure gold.
"We are charged with protecting
the silver mines of the West," ex
claimed Mr. Vest. "It is false," he
repeated, pounding his desk, and he
addei1 that he was against repeal,
even though the closing of the silver
mines of the West would benefit the
producers of lead ore in Missouri.
"No czar or kaiser," he eloquentlv
1 - 1
exciaimeu, "wouiu uesoiace msui-
ing these silver
as we are desolat
States. For the
first time in the history of the hu-
SENATOR G-EQ. G. Y5ST,
mau race, men who are aneat ae-
scendants of Anglo-Saxoiu are being
punished for having disco vered too
much wealth, are being treated as
criminals for having pressed onward
the chTc whels of civilisation
Notwithstanding this," vehemently
added Senator Vest, "I am against
repeal because it weaves a contraction
of the currency, the greatest curse
which can, come upon the people of
this land. This is not the end of
the fight- It is hut the skirmish
line. The shock of battle is yet to
come. In every Ste in the next
campaign the broad issue between a
sufficient use an honest currency
and a ruinously scarce and contract
ed currency will be made aud the
people will pass upon our act today."
The only dark spot on the record of
these two great men in the famous
fight is that they signed "that cow
ardly compromise" in the interest of
"party harmony" and not in the in
terest of the people.
GOLDSBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER
AN I kTKKCEPTEU UTTER.
To Col. (ilrnu. He I Congi-at altrl
Making Vote With That letter frmn
. Grkenville, N. C, Nov. la, '92.
Col. ILIJ. Glenn, Winston X. C.
DearSik. I can't help from writ
ing a few lines for I want to thank
you for the grand speech you made
in Greenville just before the election.
Col. it was a daisy. The way vou
did rub it into these thirdites for
wanting moie monev in circulation
was too rich for anything. I be
w neve some of the fools do really l-
Iieve that if there was more monev
in circulation they would get higher
prices. Just as if cotton should eel
higher in Massachusetts because
there is more money there. Any
fool knows there is money enough if
the farmers just had something to
sell. I he trouble is too much cot
ton. Rut didn't you cook the third
ites wheu you read that letter from
rover declaring his love for silver
money? I was so glad vou had it.
Butler and his satellites have been
telling the ignorant voteis around
here that if Cleveland was elected he
would stop the coinage of silver
ut course we knew they were lie-
ing mac Cleveland was a strong
friend of silver money but we
didn't have such proof as would sat
isfy. But you have knocked
their lie into a cocked hat, and (J ro
ver's letter fully vindicates his posi
But the best thing you told was
that dream about going to Hadej
and seeing Butler and the other
greenies hanging up before the fire
so they could be got iu a combusti
ble condition. It was so appropri
ate. It would, indeed, take lots of
I doging out for
that class of gieen-
s who place the financial ques
tion above tariff reform. In fact, it
is doubtful whether old Nick could
ever get them cured enough to burn.
But we elected our ticket and the
Weaverites are dead dead beyond
resurrection. I have talked with
several leading Democra'g about it
and it seems to be the opinion of all
that the thirdites are lost forever.
So mote it be. They frightened us
up with their big crowds and wild en-
Tr ., . , ,
Hence their funeral. Our Demo-
.n n . ,.
k.1 auu wuniraiutu will aeecmoie
and reduce the tariff, give us free
coinage, reduce expenditures, cut
down trusts, etc. etc., and you won't
be able to find a man twelve months
from now who will admit that he
voted for Weaver.
Could you do me a small favor? I
want a small postpffice in thjs coun
ty and I would like to have your en
dorsement There are 17 other ap
plicants, but I think I did more
work for the party than any of them.
The office doesn't pay over $200 a
year, but 1 need it mighty bad. 1
have not cleared expenses on my
farm since '89 and if something is
not done I cannot hold it Will
you help me out?
I know Cleveland will turn the
t t . . T.,
hp nnps nnr ho is nrt tha man I fata
him to be. Please let me hear from
you. Very truly,
P. S. Did you have any idea that
so many of our people wanted office?
DEMOCRATIC ADMIRERS OF JOHN
He (Mr. Sherman) enioys the re
spect and admiration of every man
in the Senate, Though one of the
leaders of the Republican side, it is
well-known that so far as finance
goes Mr. Sherman is more of a states
man than a politician. Kveu the
men who do not agree with him, be
lieve he is always actuated by strong
convictions of public duty in his ef
forts to mold the financial systm of
the government, Augusta Chroni
cle. We have a great deal of confidence
in Mr. Sherman's ability as a finan
cier. He may be a little more expe
rienced but Mr. Carlisle is just as
safe a mau as the Qhp, Senator.
John Sherman is a patriot. -York
Before the Bemoeratlo leaders sold
out to the gold, trust, they denounced
John Sherman as the arch enemy of
the people. The very papers quoted
above have done ga 4au Sherman
and the Republican party sold out to
the gold hugs in 1873; the Democra
tic party sol4 out to the same power
in J 893, or rather the trade was made
last year wheu Cleveland was nomi
Don't let your subscription expire.
Renew before your time is out. It
saves us trouble and insures you not
to' miss a single copy. Often we can
not furnish back copies.
Alliance met prompt on the Huh
day of Octoln-r, with P. L.
Northen in the chair.
On motion a committee ws aj
nnir.fu.1 .1- i
rv.u.u w uia up resolutions in
iavor ot all the Senators tha.t have
made a bold stand for the free and
unlimited coinage of silver.
Resolved Ut, That Curitnck Co.
Alliance condemn in the most decid
ed manner the actiou of congress in
repealing the Sherman act without
giving free coinage of silver at a ra
tio of 10 to 1.
Resolved 2nd, That we cheerfully
approve the course of those congress
men and senators that stood for sil
ver and the laloring jeople of this
Resolved 3rd, That we as an Alii
ance do express our heartfelt thank
to our noble Senator Z. B. Vance for
his patriotic services and sterling
conduct in behalf of the laborin"
classes of his State, and tb- ntirt
nation of the wealth producers.
Resolved 4 th, That a copy of these
resolutions oe sent to L. 15. ance, to
.. .. 1 .. l! 1 . . . . .
the Progressive Farmer, and to the
toIdsboro Caicasiax for publica
II. V. Doxey, Secretary
A LOOKING GLASS.
Take I'ff p anil See Yoftrrl ve an Other
National Reformer, Hardy, Ark.
Can a man be iu favor of free
ver and be a Democrat ?
Can a man be opposed to free
ver and be a Democrat?
Can he be iu favor of
and be a Democrat 'i
Can he be opposed to a high tariff
and be a Democrat ?
Can he be in favor of national
banks and be a Democrat ?
Can he be opposed to
banks and be a Democrat ?
Can he be in favor of trusts
e a Democrat :
Can he be opposed to trusts and
be a Democrat 'i
Can he be in favor of more money
and be a Democrat 'i
Can he be opposed to more money
and be a Democrat ?
Can he favor economy and be a
Can he fayor extravagance and le
Cau he favor an income tax and
be a Democrat 't
Can he oppose an income tax and
be a Democrat ?
Can he vote against the nominee
of the party machine and be a Dem
W:hat then, constitutes a Demo
crat, his principles oi his vote ?
His vote. Principles don't count.
THE DEADLY PA It A L. LED.
I uodertake to affirm, without fear
of contiadietion, that a paper issued
by the Government with the simple
promise to receive it far ail dues,
would be as uniform in its value as
the metals themselves' John C, Cal
"Oar Government connot make
its fiat equivalent to intrinsic value
nor keep inferior money by its own
independent efforts, nor is it iusti
fied in permitting an exaggerated
and unreasonably reliance on our
national strength and ability to jeo
pardize the soundness of the people's
money. Grover Cleveland, pluto
That are Bringius Contempt and Ruin
Upon Dishonored Part j The PopnUst
Part J ltetter Than the Ballot Box Stuf
fing Democratic Party.
Wilmington Messenger, May, 1893,
We take leave just here to reiter
ate our well considered, honest opin
ion that North Carolina now stands
very much in need of a good Elec
tion Law the Australian or some
other. Gross abuses have crept in
that are dishonoring to the party and
will bring contempt and rnin upon it
if persisted it. We know educated,
able, high-toned gentlemen who are
unswervingly Democratic, who would
prefer the triumph of the Third par
ty to the triumpn of the Democracy
by resorting to low, dangerous, de
structive methods at the ballot-box.
They have said so in our hearing.
They believe that Third partyism is
a less evil than ballot abuses. Let
ua have reform here." (tf.")
Thb Caucasian is an eye opener
every week. You can not afford to
do without it -
A GREAT SPEECH.
i": mtnoh TOTHE POPUL ST CAM
PAIGN -REFORMS MUST COME
FROM Th COMMON PEOPLE.
IHIJC INSTKI Mt.NT M I T 111
llAi.lr l -Till. I'MII'I K MI ST
OWN .IMXll KHATKTIU: VI B-I-IC
U .MI ST 1UVE AATIOVAl. Svktku
or FiXAXt r nt a Bank Sys
tem. The Next (Jovkxok
of Iowa Tai.kfob thk
.r,lrllli vrikro,,,,,, Hravy ltl...t
llir Ol.l l-.rtlr..
(CiMitinued from last i.sstie.i
UOVEKXVI EN'T OVVXERSHI1
iue luea etms to prevail that the
puoiie ownership of railroads is a
ue project gotten up by a lot of
visionary, unpractical theorists.
Wo rtii.y.)nii . ...... .. . . -
...v wicu? m i- ain to compli
ment ourselves with the idea that
we are a long way ahead of the pro-
eeiuu iu me progress of the World,
and if there was anything in this
plan or national ownership we should
nave discovered it long ago.
-wr. i.arrabee says: "A number
ot European states, notably Prussia,
France and Iieigium, a well as Aus
tralia, liritisli India an 1 the Hiitish
colonies in Southern Afirca, have
auopieu government ownership of
railroads. 1 he experiment of state
ownership and management of rail
roads has been longest tried iu Bel
gium, and with the best results.
With an excellent service the rut..
of the Belgium roads are th .mt
iu Kurope .Their first class oassenwr
tariffs, next to the zone tariff re
cently adopted on the state roads of
Hungary, the lowest in the worl.l.
and are, for tlm same ,lit
lower than those of American roads.
In Prussia the state service, upon
the whole, is also superior to tlmt
of private comnanies. inl i
bly euual to the public deman.l Tn
France the government onlv nwna
and operates less imnrtnt i;u
- - - r-.v-.v
out lumishes upon thes nn m.r
efficient and cheaper yervinA ilian
private compaies would either he
able or disposed to furnish. The-re-
peated statement of those opposed
to go eminent regulation to the
contrary notwithstanding, govern
ment ownership and management of
railroads is a decided success in Eu
rope. Mr. Jeans says of the state
"Notwithstanding the superior
financial result, the lines worked by
the state are those kept in the best
order, and the working of which
gives the best satisfaction to the
commercial world and the public in
general as regards regularity of con
veyance, cheapness of transit and
the comfort of trayeler3."
It is difficult to see how any un
biased person can trayel on any of
the state roads of Europe without
coming to the same conclusion.
State management offers certainly
some decided advantages to the pub
lic. Above all, the business of the
roads is not conducted for the pe
cuniary advantage of a few, but for
the common good. Commerce is
nwt arbitrarily disturbed t aid un
scrupulous managers in their stock
speculation. New lines are not built
for speculative purposes, but for the
development of the country. Rates
are based iuoie upon the cost of
service thau upon what the traffic
will bear, and the ultimate object of
the state's policy is not high profits,
but a healthy giowth of the country's
commerce, while the sole aim of a
private company is to get the largest
revenue possible. The permanent
way of the state road is kept in bet
ter condition, the public safety and
convenience being paramount con
siderations. Kates are stable and
uniform, instead of being changable
and discriminating, and all persons
places are as equal before the rail
road tax solicitor as before the law.
It may be laid down as a general
rule tha,t under private management
of railroads efforts will be made to
secure the highest rates possible,
while it is the aim of the government
to grant the lowest rates posible."
Judge Dillon, of the United States
court, in his order appointing Hon.
J. Ii. Uriuuell receiver of the Cen
tral railroad of Iowa, iu 18(57, said:
"The railroads in the hands of the
court (and iu the circuit there are
eight to ten) have all been run with
less expense, aud have made more
money thau when they were opera
ted by the companies; and we hope
and believe under your supervision
that this road will prove no excep
tion." But it is not my purpose to pursue
this qnestion iu detail. It is a sub
ject well worthy the careful consid
eration of i very citizen. It is a sub
ject that both the old aarties have
carefully avoided v The citizen who
wishes to record his opinion is com
pelled to do so through the people's
party, no other accords him even the
Study this field fellow citizens; you
will ere long have to contest it. There
is but one objection offered to public
ownhrship that is worthy of serious
notice, and that is th.e possible dan
ger from SOO.OOO employes controled
by the party in power. This objec
tion is readily disposed of. A sys
tem of appointments and piomotions
patterned after the army would eliminate-pat
ty politice entirely. Be
sides this, these employes are large
ly controled to-day by the great cor
poration and their power for evil
eon uld be no greater under the new
system than it has been under the
THE GREAT QUESTION OF JIOXEY.
Passing to the all engrossing sub
ject of the coinage of silver, we are
met on the threshold with the state
ment of Governor Boies:
"As between the two great par
ties theie is little as indicated by
their platforms to choose on the sil
ver qnestion." "I am unable." says
the governor, "to see one substant
ial reason why a democrat should go
to the republican or a republican to
the democratic party on this ques
tion, since no vote we can cast will
have any effect upon the question
may pruptrljr linn.s it frm our
Thus litfhtiv Jo th
teinpt to oirrri
I ailt ttm crvat
question that u utirs to iu pro
foundrt depth in every community
from ocean t j wean and frutu lake
It ha been a nart of th i.r,.i'rm
4 I for the past twenty years to evade
or straddle tlie irreat iuetiou and
quarrel over the little one. To o
araw the istiuea that the immihIm
nrtVfR ttt from vnrtiin .w tl, '
juusrment at the ballot box
k ....... . .i .
- - n -
nnuie oi me Uemoeratic ati.l
the democratic ami
republican parties to-dav. Th
voter may take his choice, hi .!!.
will record no ronvirt.'oo uu-ny im
portant queiitiou. For fifteen years
both have deuaauded the restoration
'l Ml Ver. r.acll has hail tlwa
without the aid of the other aud to
gether they have ha. I the ln.wer all
the time, yet after all these vears of
broken promises, of waiting and
watching for this simple act ot just
ice, the people find themselves
powvrle.ss to compel either iartv to i
do its duty or keep its promise. The
parties control the people iiistt-ad of
the people controlling the parties.
If there has ever been a qitextiou at
issue before the American people
since the slavery issue was nettled at
the cannon's mouth, the iiucMiou ,f
silver coinage is an issue to-dav.
party leaders to the contrarv not
withstanding, lieeent proceedings
of congress have cleared tin Htm..-.
phere. No man of sound mind cau
long doubt that the control I
leadership of both parties is opoo.scd
to silver, uor on the other hand that
the massses of the people are iu fa
vor of the coinage of silver. Such
is the overshadowing importance of
the questiou. Theie ale but bku
parties now, the one is for the free
coinage of silver, the other is against
it. It is as Douglas said when Brain?
fired the first shot on Si.mi.t-r-
There are but two partis now, the
one is for the union the other is
The enemies of silver are iu the
main congregated about the great
cities aud trade centers. Thev com
prise the wealth aud aristoctacv of
the nation. Thev ure the classes
dealing iu stocks and bonds largelv
the agents of foreigu capitalists.
The people who have a monoolv of
the credit selliug business aud man
age the trusts, syndicates and cor-
poiations. these with their attorneys
in congress make up the force that
conspired against silver twenty
years ago aud who are now raising
heaven and earth to bring the most
infamous chapter in the history oi
our country to a close. Against
this force stands the common people,
me classes who pertorm all the la
bor and produce all the wealth, the
people who feed and clohe the na
tion. The quarrell between these
classes is not over abstrus-e problems
of finance as politicans would have
us believe, but is a very simple one.
IX WHOSE INTEREST WILL you VOTE!
The chief use of money should be
that of a tool of commerce and not a
mere harvesting machine to gather
interest. The people would have a
large volume of money so that, as a
tool, it would be cheap. The money
center that monopolizes the sale of
credit would have a bmall volume of
money and a large volue of credit,
because their pioflts depend in sell
iug credit to industry for use instead
of money. Industry would coin sil
var because it increases the volume
of money aud broadens the basis of
credit. To-day the credit seller
takes the cream, over IX) per cent of
of commerce is done with credit.
Industry would shake off the interest
burden by increasing the volume of
money. Industry has learned that
as the volume of money rises, wages
and the price of products rise, and
that the burden of debts and taxes
becomes lighter. The credit seller
knows that as the volume of money
is contracted prices fall and he will
take a larger share as an interest
charge upon th v sale of credit. This
is the essence of the quarrel, all this
talk about an honest dollar is the
mere smoke of the battle. Business
to-day is done with dollars only in a
small way, but with paper credits,
which we from habit call money.
The whole system stands precisely
like the railway. It is a system of
monopolized iu Mated credit, stand
ing theoretically upon goal and sil
ver, but really upon the industries
and property of the people.
THE CON VI PENCE UAMK.
In the discussion of the silver
question we have heard much about
confidence. Silver coinage stands
charged with the failure of confi
dence, so it becomes necessary to
ascertain, if we may, precisely what
is meant by this term before we can
deal intelligently and honestly with
silver. Confidence is one of the fine
words of our language, the- politican
and financier conjure with it, roll it
under the tongue like a sweet morsel.
The president in a great, rotund,
prompous way announces it. The
great dailies proclaim it. U com;-
to us on the wings of the morning.
The one horse editor of the country
newspaper echoes it, and now the
world rings with the wail, "A want
of confidence!" People who have
for twenty years proclaimed a want
of money and foretold this time of
distress and the gradual impoverish
ment of the people through this
credit seliing system, have been
dubbed calamity howlers, and ridi
culed as cranks and lunitics.
In all the discussion in congress
and in the press about this exceed
ingly ethecrical entity or nonentity,
called confidence, it has not yet been
run down and caught so that it could
be examined. Like the ghost in
Hamlet it is here, it is there, it is
Ito be continued. 1
When The Caucasiax gets 20,
000 subscribers, some of our present
subscribers will say "I was oue of its
early friends. I helped double its
circulation by sending in a club of
new subscribers." (tf.)
To the American People.
The Democratic party under the
leadership of Grover Cleveland has
surrendered to John Shermau and
his allies. ' (tf.)
RE PPO NTMfKTS N CASES
THE SEHAlE faiEO CH
FUSED TO COfcF RU
NORTH ( AHUM OIU-ACTOR.
""'' IJMI tratv4.
Wasiiinwion, ov. 4. The I'rt.
ident thowed his defianor of the Sen
ate vt rduy bv the rv-apjHMutiiHiit
i f certain official in New York and
North Carolina ho failed of con-tirmath-i
i- Snate. Within
fifteen iiin ii, after the adjourn
ment .f the Senate -mtii-Miti B-
Hiiitinir Klniu..d Siii.tifMi f.ili, .
ors of the est rn and K.lcrn dis
tricts r.jvlivclv, were iMUd.
ICASOMN .MIIKVIK r A 1 1 1 1.
It Wlis ltitolu's plIl jH.-M' o ututn
doll Kba. Jllld. if iHwailil.- ktSim.
iiiops. The sill oxiunilln- omitt
ing of Senator topes of Arkansas,
had prepared an advene lejairt in
the hlias citse, but for some rvaso.i
did not make I lie ittorl to the Sen -ate
as dirrrtcd by I lie Ktituiicv ctuu
uiitUv. riidcrrUndinjr that an ad
verse lejHiri was tantamount to re
jection. Mr. Itiiisoin w;n ready to
turn over Klias to Ym e's tender
mercy ami iveup the fiht in Krc
utive session. He Mt iim d entiiclv
willing lo forgo Mhc
greatest of his
ife " iu Kli.W In-half
K'liail in I lie micrini
fill execution of a brilliant Hank
movement which he expected would
laud him in Vance's rear. The scheme
uiiht have worked Iteantifullv had
Vance withdiait his opjoitioii to
Simmons. The result would have
Uii just what it has been made by
the President's defiance of the Seu
itte. When Vance surrenders to
Simmons he cancels all obligations
o the opposition to Klias. It was a
tactical movement on lhtuBom's iart
and failed only for a lack of Demo
cratic votes to carry it. When the
Executive seision met ou Thursday
a quorom was not present, and Sim
mons case, consequently, was not re
ported to the Senate for action. A
single objection would have been dis
astrous. The absence of opposition
Senators made his contirmalion an
easy matter, but it turned out that
the absence of Democratic Senators
made a quorom impossible. The
next best thing to do, and the only
thing to do, was to secure a temjor
ary commission iu both cases. It
was understood that the l'res ident
refused to rc-apjoiiit Klias, but sub
sequently yeilded lo Hansom's change
of jMility. Simmons official term de-x.-nds
upon how sjK-edily action is
reached in his case at the regular
session. The two cases will stand or
fall together. The Klias appoint
men was inteuded as a punishment
to Vance, and he has sufficient co
oieratioii in the Senate lo defeat his
confirmation. The oposition to
Simmons is tolitical and it is formi
dable enough to defeat him. Iu any
event he will have a taste of "the
In this connection the question of
investigating the election frauds in
North Carolina by a Senate Commit
tee in Ixing agitated. A purpose of
this ort is iu contemplation and is
the suggestion of fragmentary evi
deiiv which has come to tine knowl
edge of the llepublican Senators
through the opposition to Simmons.
The present disposition of the cases
savev hansom from the importunity
of a dozen eager and expectant can
didates, and gives him a breathing
time before the reassembling of con
gress in December. The disappoint
ment in the matter is a great shock
to bitn, and but for the apprehension
that Jarvis might succeed him in the
Seuate he would gladly retire from
the Senate and end bin days on the
DO YOU WANTS.. oo IN CASH?
To contribute to the Polk Monu
ment fund? Send us a club of ten
subscribers for oue year each and we
will give you $1.00 to place to the
Polk Monument fund. In this waj
yon can contribute to honor the
memory of our late beloved Presi
dent, and at the same time help to
push on the great work for which ho
gave his life by extending the circu
lation of The Caucasian. Vou can
aid iu both of these great objects
without it costing you a cent. You
can do it by simply following in the
hue of dnty marked out by the la
mented Polk. By giving The Cau
casian 10,000 more subscribers you
will pile up a fund of $1,000 for the
monument. In short the friends of
Thb Caucasian can build the
monument in this way alone. Let
every one put the ball in motion and
the work will be done. By the time
the mouument is built the . great
priuciples for which Col. Polk gave
his life blood will be ready to sweep.
North Carolina, if not the wlole