GOLDSBORO, X. C, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 14. 1S1K3.
Lui uiiiJ Lit o uiul
.'- C.SON AN P,NE HAS COL
LAPSED .1 tKTKI) A MOMI!(HY ! If A -tvlll
ISl I lllllN'l KNOW IT.
-j v r . ' I V MILLION DEFICIT IN THt
i UK HAUE.S NOT LACK.
not ( f.irr i that ills nw
I 1,1 I V is what i n v.
I M N I KV WANTS
, is Ignorant of tli I nl titrial
i ililai ii 1 1 ii I us it Hit Strvirt-
i Mmplv I rr-ilall-.
.' 1 '"I'eci.il ' orn-epoii'ient iu Wash
ington.; , 1 i i n; ro.N, I . 1 ;'t h. "fi rover
;. ' grip"' is w hat tin- candid
i ki - " "pie say in commenting
,i- message. "The constitu
: ity" of e plaining, in detail,
r nial loaders lias been ad -,
j.- formed, H.ut he Inn Hore
; ..inted the country in no.
j,,,. -.methiiig to vindicate the
. Ird outrage contemplated in
i, il .. iiiim business. It was his
o reestablish a monarchy
i'., , iiiln, but he wan ignorant
: - f the conditions existing
"i bis constitutional powers
monarchy making business.
,. I:.,- narrowly encaped impeach-n-i,:.
II--relied upon blatherskite
i : d lie honestly t honght that
vv.i- 'i"g 11 patriotic and manlv
::,.' ti-ii In-ordered the rotom
,ii. 1 1 1 t iir v i dissolute, corrupt, old
ij.fii 1: ' the re-establishmen t of a
!- on.- view of it. hut people
him k::H .-ay mat 11 was neuner ig-
nu nor honesty that suggested
i, Ii a .hey. The sugar trust cou-ir.sir.-i!
a half million dollars to the
lurii'hal I mocratic campaign fund
,1 tin,- . "i nipt corporation is inter
t'il iii maintaining a corrupt and
1 ' . . r
iirh i-i ! goyernmeni in Hawaii.
.! business 's a national dis
i repetition of the Van Allen
L Van Allen paid ;jC0,00()
Italian mission; Koosevelt
: i 1 ',1 x 11 for a legation secretary
nit in this a two million elec-
1 ! I 1I 1 .
m i iiri was rained, ana tne result
'fn:;i wars more of (i rover."
In .1 nonchalant way the President
ur i liar tie ordered a read v-ui.nie
iHii.inii) with the accompanying
iiMiiiic-, I'.it for some reason 1111
uuuii to iiiui the thing hasn't nUl-
What a ridiculous fiasco! I
iA'uh th -anie ahandon and reckless- '
uon t-care-a-snap tor con- j
, Me would stop half the j
'tt"i 'is, iron mills and factories:
ta ve half a million who live by
ni at of their face.
Ki't-v line of the tarill" t)ill which
.11 m;; -i, he considered in the House
bi vituk. lie conceived it, form-1
att-i I it and digested it. 15y his
Mlrarv orders contrress destroyed
;.,t tin eurreiicv of the country, and
:h th.' dogwhip in his hands, he
It? tin enactment of atari if meas
wh'rh leaves the government
iv million dollars short of enough
'line to defray its ordinary ex-
f'-s. Honest taritt revision is one.
hit the Wilson bill or the
civia.-i't tun or tne ingiisn 0111 or;
- I.', form club bill or the mug- i
tii;i hill or nobody's bill, is quite
!itf"iv!it thing. Hut with lord'y:
i;iiVn nee and profound unconcern :
I to the opinion of others Mr. 1
-HMiie.l says the bill ought to pass :
thotit uniendnient and at once. j
The country was prepared for some j
ktlii;; announcement, sonic con-'
-tatenient, some heroic sug-
'loii. in support of a Democratic
policy, but that part 01 the
stage which by common consent
s to startle the country evidently
written hv one or tlie V nite 1
i-lei ks. little wonder at the
"Mit t'xjiiession "(J rover has lost
important omission inijnnt
: Wcuue intentional and premedi--i-
: the wild cat bank madness.
ret ie: 1 ut the ten ner cent, tax
Hate hanks was the cheapest sort
iKinocratic platform clap-trap
; imbecility. The demogogues
vdab . it it during the campaign
: icacy was, doubtless, in
lH instances, the result of igno
c IU devil is eutitled to his
s iih-l Cleveland is entitled to
';t f r Uis repudiation of the Clii-
platform in this respect.
uirou;huut from beginning to
:-the message, as an exposition of
i:ii-tra:ion policy or of Democra
'xtiin,.. is an absurd and nidi
'f'tiiure. It only shows a mas
elLut by say nothing, and iu
I'ni'tieuiar it is a most pictur
" !"lr'--. The result is general
'II IK T A KILL HILL.
Nj as it Lr0tiS if is a sweemnsr
tfade m-asnre, but it is impossi-t'"1;-'
i-- it intelligently until it
i'r,'5etiteij in its entirety. What
rr!Ue method or system of taxa-
;"st0 timke good the sixty mil-
1' I.T- .1. C C
1 ne increase 01 me ncr
1,1 uti.hcided. Whether it
I ''T ain tobacco or a bond is-
it?'4V' ".',L excepting the Presi
f. '.'"'H-lf, Beeins to know. Every-
"Uik lw. II. I-..
d'iift, with'jut compass or an
britjgjj regrets and sighs to
, U I'l'tV the f.f-l.-ill
a mar: nr.. 1:.:, : l ii.-li
.. . jioiuicians siiu ah
.'"blers. It Iras survived ev
( w i of vi ia.-.itude. It has out
- kunl has done what a cent
N FOURTH PAGE.
THE I'KOI'LK'S WORK.
REV. THOMAS DIXON ON THE ERA OF
The Coluniltiatu I i...ill..n a llrllllaut 11
lumrntliiii of I'L.urm of tlif lta,
Kulitlie kij.I VVraij.ia tk Tln-r un llrl.
ir "Sitcnict Va Not In It.
Ni.w Vock, De.-. 10. Hev. Thomes
Dixon, Jr., c-.ntirn:-d in A-.-iaion hull
thin tnominu' the n I h.ri-s ,f -i-.
inons on th" 'i'ropiiecj.. ,,f th.- World's
Fair." Tfie sunj-Tt of today's ci i -eours'3
was "Tliff Kra or" the Ommi n !'.-. j.N. "'
lie declare. tliat'tliis isrnl exjwiMtiou
was the a-Jii-veiiient of tiieconipnori jk--o-ple.
"Soci-ty," po called, was not th rf.
Tb5 couiiiion peojili- entice v ti it. '1'liey
planned it. '1 hey uiana'ml U. They
patronize.) it and i-ia.'.e it a cmces.
CiaH ditiri' tion-i w. r.- I it in ti e vaster
id'-a (,f humanity, 'j ln tr.uiiij.liii.rit i-x-pression
of lit, by the i amnion pe.,!,.) ja
the ;roj.he i,! their early aMimptiou
of the Hiipreino control of the whole so
cial or.ler. Tie; text eho.-.ii was from
John xii, tt4, '"Whois this Son of Man?"
It is a inoKt. inificat:t faet that J.-sr.s
Chrint cailed himself th,. S n of Man.
This was his favorite d-hi , 'nat ion of him
self. It was his chosen definition of him
self. The greatest revelation Christ made
to the world was hitm-elf. And in this
title he declared hii nself to In? the Hon of
humanity. lie was not to be limited to
any one family, to any class, to any na
tion, to any race hi; vasthe.S.n of Man.
The Son of Man shall come in his glory,
he told us. The promii-e in this title he
thus gives to humanity is full of richest
meaning. As this Mipreme representa
tive of the human race shall triumph and
to him every knee how at last, ho shall
humanity, tor which he lived, ,f which
he was born, find its day of emancipa
tion arid triumph. The Son of M:tu was
crucified, but he rose again. Ihumuity
has tieen crucifu-d through centuries on
the Calvary of pharisaism, "sacred" and
HUT IT SHALL KlSK AO A IN.
Class and sect and faction shall die at
length, never to live again.
The desire to lie out of the current of
the great humanity is the sure index of
the uncivilized animal. Whether he wear
pnrpT and fine linen and fare sumptu
ously every day, or whether he live from
band to mouth and flaunt th red flag of
an anarchist, it matters not. The princi
ple is the same. All class ideas and class
foundations as such are fundamentally
wrong. They are not only immoral, but
they are brutal. The self assertion of
class, whether of proletariat or heredi
tary title or millionaire, is the assertion
of the antisocial nature of man tlie es
sentially inhuman part of him in short,
the brutal. There is no other name for it.
It is a matter, then, for heartfelt con
gratulation that this great exposition
was in the highest and best sense of the
word by the people, of the people, for
It was the affair of Man Man spelled
with a big capital.
There were no personages there.
It was the triumph of the genius of
There was no exhibit of "sassiety."
The Four Hundred were not there to
see the exhibit. It was not their day.
True, the Duke of Verngua was pres
ent as the guest of the United States
government. But ho was present as a
relic. He was not exhibited as a mem
ber of "society." lie was shown strictly
as a relic of Columbus.
So the Spanish Infanta was a curio of
a romantic past surviving today. Only
in this Reuse were they a part of the
For once class was lost in humanity.
The idea of the fair originated in the
brain and heart of the common people.
It was created by them.
It was planned and managed by them
and for them.
It was patronized and made a success
It could have been created by no less a
It co ild have been sustained by no
less a power.
No king or prince or emperor of any
nation or empire in this or any other age
could have done such a work. It meant
an expenditure first and last of .about
$200,000,000. And more, it meant the
corporation in heart and purpose of mil
lions of people of all races and nations
with one thought and one purpose.
The vast crowds of people who poured
through those gates from day to day and
filled those palaces and grounds were
the best looking people of equal number
that ever gathered on this planet in one
And "sassiety" was nowhere to be seen.
Let the dudes and loafers and butlers
who crawl up the stoops of the so called
great and count it an honor to wash their
dishes make a note of this fact.
This was a world's fair.
And the world was represented there.
And the world was there to see it.
But "society" was not there.
Where, then, is the place of this petty
mob that arrogates to itself so lofty a
it is a superfluity.
It has no mission in the real work of
the world. It is froth. There are two
great problems that now weigh on the
minds of "sassiety." They are the two
problems that always arose to trouble
the peace of a distinguished cipher in
that august coterie. "There are two
things tliat bother me." he said. "One is.
how the world got on before I came into
it, and the other is how it is going to
get on after I leave it."
This exposition, that marks the glory
of centuries of human achievement, has
given a most emphatic answer to these
Yet how many poor fools there are in
this big world of ours who actually be
lieve that the universe is no larger than
their conception of a "class," or caste, of
artificial social distinctions!
Most of our sighings and heart burn
ings are not over the great problems of
the human race and human heart, but
over the Tremendous problem of our own
class position and limitations.
An uneducated man who had made a
vast fortune in a few years by specula
tion, while driving in the park, encoun
tered a plainly dressed middle aged man
"That man," said he to his wife, "be
longs to one of the oldest families in this
city. His grandfather was one of the
signers of the Declaration of Indepen
dence, He lelongs to a set I cannot
enter. I would give half I am worth for
Meantime the middle aged gentleman
on foot mused as he looked at the mag
nificent carriage and equipments. "If I
CONTINUED ON FOURTH PAGE.
.Ol MIK (.tllla.l A A I LIAtM 1M1.
I Li html I or TL, I'ulk Memorial '
Mauison, Ca.. Dec. 4th
', Hon. Marion Ilutler. Ch'r L. L. I'oik
Memorial Fund, North Carolina. ,
Dear Sir and Iiro.: Kudosed you ;
find my check ou the howry Bank-j
ing company, Atlanta ia.. fori
;'-'.4S i thirty-three dollars and !
cents) amt. subscribed for the L. L. !
I'olk Memorial Fund by the follow-!
State Farmers Alliance
Miiton county Alliance.
hmiijH Ledge. Colurnba co.
Damascus Lodge, Karly co.
Thigpen Lodge Cohjuitt co.
Bridge Creek Lodge"
Sunny Side Lodge Cobb '
Thomson Lodge McDutTie co.
-ross Loads Lodge McDutlie e.
B ineville Lodge McDutlie co.
iibson Lodge (ilasseoek co.
Mill Creek Lodge Bullock co.
' heroke Lodge I'olk cd.
Kiiterpise Lodge Bullock co.
Sandy (,'r k Lodge Clarke co.
Laurance County Farmers
1'lease acknowledge recipt
abliged yours truly,
Wm. A. Broughton,
Ch'r L. L. I'olk Memorial Fund
State of (ia.
Mir 1. mi 1:111 k.
A Hi ioil
(Special to The Cao a.-iam
Ai.KXANOEitvii.i.K, Echols Co.,
Jv'ovemhci 27th, 1893.
Finiou T11 k Caucasian: Fortuu
ately I am a son of the old North
State ami a reader of The Cauca
sian" and am always glad to welcome
it in our 1 ami ly circle. I am engag
ed in the naval store business with
Mr. W. 11. Harris, who is one of
Sampson county's most enterprising
Mjiing men. There is yet agreat deal
of the tinest timbered lands in this
State that is not worked.
On the 10th of Sept., ls)3, one of
the most diabolical murders in all
the annals of the history of this
State, was committed iu Clinch Co.
One, McClamb, (J. I ) supposed to
have been from Cumberland or
Sampson county, was followed from
a turpentine tirm by the name of
Cordon iV. Morrison by Priest Groov
er about a mile, where he was shot
and killed. McChunb's remains lav
there in the water until the next day
Alien an inquest was held. He was
then buried by his employer without
;i colli 11 or box. At the last term of
Clinch county Superior Court the
grand jury found a true bill of wil
ful murder against P. A. Priest.
1 no ft is cull at large am: lias made
severe threats on others i ecause they
expressed their opinion about the
killing of McClamb. We saw in the
Valdosta Times an article from Gor
don (one of Priest's employers) stat
ing 1 hat McClan'ib was of the "Lovv
ery gang stock" of Morth Carolina.
Some of McClamb's friends have ven
tured to say th.:t Gordon's statement
is absolutely lalse. It is the desire
of bus friends here that his 1 datives
should find it out and see that the
guilty parties are brought to justice.
It is the general opinion that others
beside Priest are implicated.
A. L. Tato.m.
AM A I'DI'IMST,
Oregii'! l'nrles I li'in.ii ml W- dov. inor
iletiiics His I'osit inn.
Mr. A. A. Stanley of Echo, Oregon,
wrote Goernor Pennoyer to inquire
if he could be recalled classed as a
Populist, or was he still a Democrat
pretending to advocate Populist
principles, like so many other good
men and papers. The following is
the governor's reply ;
State of Oregon, Executive
Department, Salem, Oct. 2G, 1893.
A. B. Stanley, Echo, -Ore.: Dear
Sir In answer to your letter of the
23d inst, I will sav that you may
count upon my being in the front of
the tight next June for the Populist
cause. You say that you cast your
first ballot for me after being a Re
publican t wenty years. Do you know
why 3 on did it? It was because of
my advocacy of Populist doctrine.
Seven years ago, in my first canvass,
I favored free coinage, the abolition
of the national banking system and
an income tax all good Xopulist
doctrines. Three years ago, iu a
magazine article, I favored loans by
the government direct to the people,
instead of to national banks alone, and
the establishment of government
savings banks, and in all my mess
ages to the legislature I have favored
control of corporations by a maxi
mum rate tax, as well as a change in
the assessment laws of the state by
which the rich could no longer evade
taxation. Of course 1 am a Popu
list; and as nine-tenths of the peo
ple of Oregou favor the same doc
trines, they are Populists, and it is
therefore quite reasonable to expect
a sweeping Populist victory in Ore
gon, if we only keep in the middle of
the road. Very respectfully,
A MIGHT V L.IVK PAPER.
Urick romeroy" in Advance Thought.
The Caucasian, at Goldsboro, X.
C, is edited by a mighty live man,
whose name is Marion Butler. He
is a help to the people and his paper
should have a large circulation, that
what he so pointedly says, may have
much and speedy influence. He be-1
lieves, that America is quite old
enough and big enough, to hold her
own against the world, and to have
an American system of money that
will be a legal-tender in this coun
try, no matter what it is in any oth
er! Aud he says that the interests
of the people are of more account
than the interests of the ones who in
other countries live only to rob the
wealth-producers of this country.
ANSWERS A QUEST. CN A S E D S f T--E
OALOTTE C T i -' :
Ilk I:PL.HNh Mill IIAIOJT TUt
Sll I I KK' AMI I'r KJI III H I I 1 -
ii 01 i n us iiui Mir
Kl l . I I M-lll II.
Ewtor Tut Ca I a I a x:
My attention has h . i ri called ti
the follovvmir from the Charlotte
Jbserver of ov. 1 th:
Judge Ii. L Kii-v li
. a i.-a-hnt; North .1;
I i .! ..1: in- w.:v
w ie re he I. a- !i en 11:1
!! 1- a
j oliria lawyer, i- at th.
j home from New York.
; iriiiMirtmit Ilm! !-im:,
ut.iH:an. and i;v.- ta.it if the St.itc c-uuhi
have absolutely fair eli-H !oii- the I'eniwrat
would not earry twenty e unit ie out' ..f the
niri-ty---vi-ri, instead of rarr uiil' as ihi-v
now do all but twenty." Waaf.iii-ton ..-t
"It's au often-asked and ro ver an
swered question, tint wea-k it airain:
If the Republicans ar? the victims of
systematic eieetioii Iraud.s at the
hands of the leinoerats of North
Carolina, why is it that the-;., jotdied
and swindled Republicans, who have
had all the machinery of tlie Cnited
States courts in their hands for ail
these years, excepting the period
from VJ to i);t, have not had the
guilty Democrats put in the peniten
tiary? That would have trained for
them more respect at the North thin
pleading the baby act will gain them
sympathy." Charlotte Ihserver.
Why don't we send election thieves
to prison!' That would never do; it
might embarratss the Democratic
machine. What would they do for
leaders!' Who would be left to send
to the legislature and to congress!'
Then again how unjust and cruel it
would be to try ttie.-e high-toned
Ptatesinen for falsifying returns, sup
pressing lawful votes aud making
perjured certifica'cs. Who could or
would try them ? To obtain an un
biased jury would be impossible.
How could the criminals get a fair
trial: Would not the case be 'pre
judged !'" Imagine the embarrass
ment which existed iu the ca-c of tin
hog thief. Conceive his terror when
he looked at the jury and oaw that
eleven of the twelve were the men
who with him had divided the pork.
In J.sSs, there were com ictions
and punishments in the l'. S. courts
for election frauds. This was ac
complished by W. S. 0"B. Robinson,
the then United States Disuie! At
torney an achievement perhaps
without a parallel in Southern poli
ties. The const quence was t hat the
election that year was fair and hon
est. The Democratic pariy got the
S ate, and got it ou the honest vote.
Siuce then, while there have been
many precincts, aud even counties
wiiere the votes were honestly count
ed, taking the State as a unit, there
has not been an horest election, ct
cept in IKStj. The monster mock
ery of ls; was the culmination of
all tiiis pol tical knavery. And the
defrauded were white men who lead
broken from the rule to which ihey
had previously submitted.
Take one instance, which is only
one out of many. At the election in
Warren county, the Returning Board
threw out the returns from six or
seven precintsout of about eleven ou
the flimsy pretence that the certili
cate was not dated at the bottom, or
not being brought by the right per
son to the Board; or the polls not be
ing opened at the right moment or
some irregularity or other which was
committed for the purpose of making
an excuse for disfranchising the vot
ers. The members of the Hoard were
tried, the facts proven, the law ex
plained by the court and the defend
ants acquitted by the political sym
pathy of the jury.
Jury verdicts in political cases go
according to the politics of the jury.
Perhaps the greatest political trial
since the Kenaissauce was that of the
Seven Bishops who were brought to
the bar of the King's Bench by com
mand of James the Second. They
were acquitted because the revolt
against the Crown had obtained such
headway with the aristocracy (the
people had no power and no rights)
that the King could not pack a jury.
Within a few months after the ver
dict the King was a trembling fugi
tive living on the bounty of his kin
dred despots in France. Whenever
the revolt against political lawless
ness here shall get strong enough to
be felt in the jury-box then, and not
till then will political crimes be pun
ished. Has the Observer heard of any
body being .punished for lynching
negroes charged with assault on a
white woman ? Perhaps about all
the victims deserve what they get,
but the lynching is inexcusable, be
cause the barbarian brutes cau be
hanged just as well and just as sure
ly aud infinitely more decently by the
law than by the law-breakers.
I hope the Observer agrees to this.
If so, suppose he undertakes the job
of sending the lynchers to the peni
tentiary ! Or would it sound better
to say "there are no lynching," no
negro is ever hung except by law,
and the proof of it is in the fact no
body has been convicted of lynching.
D. L. Russell.
THE WILSON BILL IS
"A Democratic ('.') Tariff Masquerading iu
McKinlev's Old Clothes."
New York Sun.
"Tested by the first principles of
political rectitude and party honor,
the protectionist tariff proposed to
congress by Mr. Wilson and the
Democratic majority of the commit
tee on ways and means is a fraud, an
infamy and an insult. Mr. Wilson
speaks of the surpassing magnitude,
difficulty and delicacy of the duty
assigned to his committee. if there
had been a single copy of the Demo
cratic platform in the committee
room, everything might have been as
smooth as oil. but then there would
have been no free list, nor would the
Democratic party have been mas
querading in the Hon. rilliam Mc
Kinlev's old clothes."
(i. M. W. OF K. L.
LESS PC a
J. Ii. Soo-tri... 1 11.- vrw
T. V. Cu.j.rh
h. ii.J of th- K nu'tr
at St -.C!!ri-
.Hi' ,.. .lf,t. ln
i A.MKs i;. m " K i; i; 1 1 ; X.
The ehoie of .laim s I. S..vi-ig-n
for (n.'ui.l Master Workman seim
to meet with ireii.-r.tl s.-ttisfa.-tioii.
1 fe ha eonsilir;t tile exeell'ive at'il-
ity, an.l prohaMy the uienihershi.
roll v iil assuaie t'oi iner 1 afire
porjiorl ions, iiinh-r hii had. i -hip.
I.KS ! iWI.KK I.V AM' M.I;K Vi I . I'll. .
Ciiton l'o-t in an e.i-
Witii the retirement t .Mr. I'ow
deily as lu nil ma.-ter vvo- k nau oi
the Knights of l.abof . -Ue 1 t he aeees-
sioii of Mr. Sovereign to this tesjion-
.11 . : . : i .i
ioic iiosuiou. v. e are assure, i on tin
lority of .Mr. Sovereign liini, l)
that the organization is
forth more of a power
I ie h, nee
than It has iieen in the jmt.
More attention is to tie given to
economic and political .p.i st ions.
The knights are to ji'i hands with
the I'an-Anieriean League and
Farnit-t s' Allianee and to male- e.mi
hinations, if possible, sith th,
American I'ederat ion of Labor ami
other trades' organizations. In
short, the new master woikman
makes it plain that the great body
which he has undertaken to harmon
ize and .strengthen is to be made an
inipoiiant factor in the future poli
tics of the country.
His own polities are of a l'op'iii-lie
turn. That is, he believes m tin
unlimited coinage of both gild and
silver, the issue of more np.i..y as
may he required without the inter
vention of banks, the abolition ot
the President's veto power, aud
flio (i'tm.S,i by ilireet vol.. the
i f ail tne
legislat i o
t he gi II-
tive, and judicial
eral govei iiment.
The clergyman A nd why should
little boys say their prayers every
nighl.' Tlie (iood boy So'stde Lord
ean have a chance to get what thev
want bv morning. Life.
She -How little salary do you
think a young man tnicht marry on.'
He Well, if the girl is extra old and
ugly, she ought to give him ."i,(HK)
a year at the very least. Indian
The teacher asked tlie class
wherein lay the difference of mean
ing between the words ''.siillicient''
and "enough." 'Sufli-ieiit," answr
ed Tommy, "is when mother thinks
it's time I .stopped eating pie;
"enough is when i think it is."
Boston Mother Tommy, if you
don't keep quiet I shall be compelled
to whip you very hard. Tommy
(aged i) Mother! How illogical!
Does it not occur to you that a severe
castigation will only have the effect
of increasing the vol time of sound 1
may be producing.' -Chicago Re
cord. "1 have enough to support you,
Ethel. Will you be my wife.'" "Well
Charlie, you must excuse me if I am
eau'ious. But you say you have
enough to support me. Who is go
ing to support you.'" Ilarpn's
Little Johnny was in tribulation
that morning. Prohibitionisis great
aud sm ill met him at every turn. It
was "no" to this and "no" to that,
till at last he began to cry, angrily
exclaiming to his mother between
his sobs: "I wish 'no' was a swear
word, mamma, so you couldn't say
it!" Boatou Herald.
If you don't believe that anyone
reads ad vet tistnents. jut ask the
man who has had the birth of t .vius
announced in the local paper how
many times during the next week ht.
had to stop to be congi atulated .
Sunday school teacher Now,
children, we must bear in mind that
between our last week's lesson mid
this quite a period of time is iVpre
s'mted as having elapsed. Daring
this time a very important event has
taken place. Yes, Mollie (noticing
a little girl at the end of the class
smilling knowingly), you may t 11
us what is. Mollie Mamma has
bought her winter hat.
He: "I shall never marry until I
meet a woman who is my direct op
posite." She (encouragingly-): "Well, Mr.
Duffer, there are numbers of brig!iT, j
intelligent girls light iu this neigh
borhood." "Ma," said a discouraged urchin,
"I ain't going to school any more."
"Why, dear?" tenderly inquired
"'Cause "taiu't any
never learn to spell,
keeps changing the
Family Friend: "I congratulate
you, my dear sir, on the marriage
of your daughter. I see you are
gradually getting all the girls off
Old Goldbranch: "Oft" my hands
yes; but the worst of it is I have
to keep all their husbands on their
hn '(.. i n at tLt :
s d I. a hir 'or !' i
strange to Ler '
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r-POPULAT0N O" AMERICA.
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m. 1 1-.:' ij,ii.i
lft-i from l..ii.itlin.
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to a r feii. Inn :iii . f i
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"es. -if." In- cxil.n .i.-d (,, im-!i up
witli, "I'i.. Mm r m !s mi iii. f i. !.-!,
: pvissi s-j, in--. "
j "1 am in.t Mii.!i-.-. ut that." ivt rt.-d
j the fjood I ri-iH tun, ui. "the sun i nl.li-. d
to keep ari i .ii t lie raseaK. "
However, the sun can how (ravel Irom
: .New ..i ; to San I ran. Uc.i. and li
! on his p i age. a tree tiat j. m vv hii I
! 177ij, l.. ;g. . Kri rl uel to mind in r own
alTairs for I he ( mure
From i at to wot. Ann rie.i m retches
over a breadth of more th in three thou
sand miles. Here it is well to put homo
readers on their jjuard, incase an Ameri
can should one day put to them one of
his favorite queMioiis. -Where is the
center of America.''" 1 myself imagine.
that, starting from New Ynk and push
ing westward, one v..uld iv.i. h the ex
tremity of America ou arriving ;i Sun
Francixo. Not so Jonathan knows
you are going to answer wronglv, and if
you want to please, you must let your
self be caught in this little trap. At
San I ranei-to you are n t quite half
way, and the center of America is really
in the Pacific ocean. Jonathan more
than doubled the width of his continent
in 1S.C7. when he purchased Al.i. ka of
the Huss ians.
Today population, progress, civiliza
tion, every t hing advances with giant's
stride. A tow n with 'u.oiii) inhabitants
was perhaps Imt a year or two ago, a
patch of marsh or forest Today Paris
fashions are followed there as closely as
in New York or I.ndon.
Jonathan pisses bis life in admiration
of all that is American. lie cannot get
over it. 1 have been through part of the
country and I cannot get over it either.
It is pure conjuring but let ns imt an
ticipate. (Jive me time to , cover civ
breath and set my i lea:, i i order. The.-e
Americans are reeking with nnheard-of-lie.ss.
My ideas are till jostling ia inv
jwior old Kurnpo.m brain There is no
longer a a store; mipo lele. LveiV thing
is prodigious, ami I no longer wonder
that the Americans only use their adjec
tives in the superlative.
Here is a letter that 1 received from an
American, i i the mouth of May, 1837.
It is dated from f'.o.sion:
"1 was on the point of taking the boat
at twelve to-day, to go ami have a talk
with you about an idea which occurred
to me yesterday ; but as I have already
been across three times, aud, iu a month
or six weeks, shall have to set out for. St.
Petersburg and Japan. I am desirous, if
possible, of arranging the matter I have
at heart by correspondence "
And as soon as circumstances allowed,
I set out to see Jonathan and his conti
nent. 11-JONATcUN AND
ilaliiy Ailviro Wliv JoiialLitn
Loves Nut Jotui i;ml.
A few- days before leaving America I
had a pleasant talk with Mr. White-law
Keid, of The New York Tribune.
"Do not fall into the, great error of
fancying that you have seen America in
six months," he said.
"But 1 do not fancy anything of tha
kind,"l replied. "When a man of average
intelligence returns home after having
made a voyage to a foreign land, he can
not help having formed a certain number
of impressions, and be has the right to
communicate them. They are but im
pressions, and, if there is an error com
mitted, it is by the critic or the reader,
when either of these looks for a (wrfect
picture of the manner ; r." l institutions
of the people the author has vi.,i!ed, in
stead of simple impressions. Certainly,
if there is a country i.i the world that it
would be impo.s.sil.k; to judge in six
months, it is America.
"In fix months you cannot know
America, you cau merely get a glinjpse
of it; but, by the end of a week, you
must have been struck with various
things, and have taken note of them. A
Eerious study and an impression are two
different things. To form a really exact
idea of America one would need to live
twenty yean in the country, nay, to lie
an Americaa. 1 My all this to you to
warn you thai if. on my return to Europe,
1 should pu';!i-!i a little volume on
America, it vvi'.i ! a book of impressions,
tn J if you fchou! 1 persist in sei ing in it
linything but impressions you will lie to
blame. Uu t i:i this matter I trust to the
Intelligence of Americans. I shall bo in
Upon this the editor of The Tribune
responded. "You are right."
It must be allowed that Jonathan lias
good reason to mistrust his critics. Most
books on America have been written by
Englishmen, eow the English are, of
all people, t!io.e who can the least easily
et rid or th ir prejudices in speaking of
America. They are obliged to admit
that the Americans have made their way
pretty vail, Liu John Hull lias always a
rankling remembrance of the day that
the Americans sent him about his busi
ness, and his look seems to Bay to Jona
than: "Yes, yes, you have not done at
all Ladly for you, but think what the
country would have been if it had re
mained in my hands."
He lixiks at everything lie sees with a
patronizing air, with the arrogant calm
that makes him so unliearable when he
travels abroad. lie goes over with the
firm intention of admiring nothing Amer
ican. He occasionally presents himself at
Jonathans dinner parties in a tweed
6uit. And Jonathan, one of whose little
weaknesses is love of appreciation, has
a cordial antipathy to the magnificent
Briton. The Englishman, on his side,
has no antipathy whatever to the Ameri
cans. For that matter, the Englishman
has no antipathy for any one. He de
spises, but he does not liate, a fact w hich
1 -l ;.,;!" John
IS .- ..i'tKv.r. as a jar
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H M Jenkins, Mt H..!iv. h. at.
I " Wh,t, sell, Kh-n roll, ge. wh. at
H L 'I liomas, Thotn.isv ill, w hi nt.
P r Lail, "oho i-r, beat .
I A Keltyre, Antioch, w heat.
J 1 Kerr, H i w I ; i , -. wh.-at.
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H L h'l I. lie. Iblt IISV i,e. I Ve.
I ' A I'alt.isi.n. Maxton. rye.
John Ramsey, Way, i ,.
I K K'ust, l'l idgewater. r e.
I H cub.. ru.-, Idleuild. r"e.
1 1 1 1 l I . . I
ii ii ii anon, .uorca tit .ii. rye.
N I Balling er, l:!..umv W.
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.yi'X .viei ver, l.gy pt, oats.
I'. K Ciwcii. S.-ili.sbiiry. oats.
i 11 Komi. Salisbury, oats.
I I Ken-. ;,w l.'iver. oa's
C W Mavis, Lngelhaid. oats.
Holt tV I loin, w.i id. Lu'litigloi
M K Lynch, 1 arlington, oats.
I 1' Kerr, Haw Wiver, ci n.
State Farm. Weldon, corn.
I W Morrow I 'iney iile, ai.t n.
I II C Uhorne, Idlewihle, eoi n.
J W Wobin.son, 1 1 i.-kory, corn.
I' W Ha vis, Augusta, com.
J H Me I yer, Tillery, corn.
J A Woolf, W ura I Hali, coin.
I V," Kobitisoii, Hlckoiy, coin.
(ieorge Holmes. I'.ow nian'l'.hiff. coin
S T Pike, Mud Lick. win.
i ciarrett t co.. Mi doc, emu.
Holt A. Hoinewoo.l, liuliiictoii. corn.
J M Sl'wyer. Sfecah. corn.
T A W iiy.la. Maxwell, coin.
Jacob Kis r, Snapp, com.
II II Walton, Moiganton, corn.
M Lowman, Connelly Spring-s, eoi n.
c; (' Sanboinc, .Kiiow(len, corn.
Pioottc lbal. Sugar Cirove. com.
J 11 Mclvcr, Tillery, crn.
I Loftin, Mt. (Hive, corn.
W (.' Stromich, Jialeigh, coin.
L I lvelfe, Durants Neck, corn.
Titos Haffioii, Hurants, corn.
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il .i iiecKcr, .lerusali.ni.
i L Davis, Kngclhan
J M ( 1 1 il is, Ivv. corn.
He; Miller. Wb, crn.
W H Ji'ierfs, liocky Mount, corn.
n. 11 niggan, f.u wai ilsvi 1 ie, corn.
Jacob liarnes. Jackson, corn.
J (' Williams, Winslow, corn.
.1 (' Smith. Vilas, buekwhiat.
N L Huyson, I'.oime, l.u.-kwheat.
I M Ciibbs, Ivy, bu.-ku Ik at.
J Iv Wust, liridgc yvater, buckwheat.
1 II Houghton, Lauiel Spiing,
W F l'arks, Zi n, bi ckwheat.
1) K Hower, Vakin Valley, buck
wheat. John Ethcridge. Soowdi'ii, rice.
Alfred .Fame., Ma. tin county, rice.
J M Shipman, C'l irktoji, rice."
H I' I'ope, Wehion, rice.
1 L Moore, Kin.sto.i. rice.
W B lioeut, JJoek I'oint, ri.-e.
I F Lautz. Liiicoliiton. rice.
I J Kcei h, Tarboto, 1 ice.
I L McLain. Maxton. i i. e.
E E Knight, Tarb .pi, tn-e.
I) M Stanton, La (itange. 1 ice
T E I'erry, Belvidere, rice.
lob Moore, Johnson Mills, rice.
I W Hasty, Alfo dsville rice
Or H V Ounston, W indsor, rice.
I Loftin, Mt. OLw, peas.
J II M.-Iver, Tillery, j.eas.
F A Melver, Tillery, pea.
(TO I'K I'KXTIXI KIi NKXT W KKK.I
Thk Caucasian" is an eve opener
every week. You can not afford to
lo without it
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I'OLK MOM MKNT.
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TO IU 11.11 IT.
Take I i ti.lliil ioim at Ki i-r y Mri-tini;.
The C-At CAsiAN's fund forthemon
utti. nt now stands as follow s:
Collected at State meeting, 1S!:.
Am't received before that time,
0, W. Lindsay,
The Cai ask n.
(iutu Neck Alliance
Lucoma Alliance, No. M.J1...
E. (Jo.lwin, Oobliinsvilie. X. t
Carr's Alliam-e, No. 1401
Wm. A. Broiightoii
Cleveland Sub Alliance, No.
We will publish in this, column
each week the contributions sent in.
In addition to our contribution of
tit), yve will out of every club of ten
cash subscribers sent in at one time,
we will place one dollar to this fund
and give the sender of the club cred
it for same. ftf.
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Y'ou can save money it you want
both The Caucasian and the Na
tional Watchman, by sending us
$1.75. You get both papers for one
ear for that amount.
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oil.tltr l.ll,l. I.ilrr la Ht 4 .mmim,
ili. I ,. . Vrmtl,
-liii ei rj.i I m a.,,, j
III I i u 4 vi', lt:plm ('.
l.i'lH K: Mv Mux a cof mi..
laid in the wn tit; i"hiuk, but .Mart
Al tl S l s ;,rt. ;(s s,HllJ )lry ,.r,,
lo y.ars .t-,. when -ycn UhI r tjtld
-Ie was tin- iiklie.M cjri j"n tn
"-. .imp." Marv Ann in niv ifr.
no! t t:e ne t t. r of t. u healthy, utrong
'.irouably e,KW; , labium. Wc lime
1-e. i. iiiairi.d iij. h i'lifii lo tcara ami
iw ii. e r s i ei t a piea( titer thankn--:':--:
;'" After dinner
i- ov r ami a 1 ! i e thnii;s cli-amd
an. I j it away M;:iV Aim 1 1 J t tl
(ut lew alien fi.H-k and v lute up rou
1 she looked a- yotiiig and rprv
al.y ot tie. Ml Is, She olHiie.1 lb..
clock, atn I that i 'm k hasn't t'p1l
i liiiot.te in mil .'ui y ars, but once
li tu g ihe war, and to.k out votir
j.ap.i to Me what 's.iuin- Kdwards
iv about I hem iMiliticiiuii in
Washington. Ue always hide the
pa pel ;n the clock and keep it for
.-ollie of the "swamp" pinjde to read
"bin tiny drop in ou Suadaie.
U In ii she got to where the 'Spurt.
sp..ke about the day, of the razdr
b.e k hog and the p mu-royal hteer
it Ml me lo thinking. li. f(Ve 1 for-
t i! M.,n Ami ay she know k 31m
liiii.-t Ie a good 111 111 i f the Diiim
c:at 1 "l;i tioii. f.s would iicyt r hair
thought ot ejvn.g X)lll an.:
l oin 1 1. !
... 1 1 1 .1
s .n Tom i captain of
"liie llell .Wallil
S u 11 in 1 1 1 11 1 1 . . I . ! .
I llll.-l'll ( .11 loll ee you
I li n.i ml 1 r .1 ti.Uoii a.-, a tallow-face
boy a! ti e l Lm,i, m h.N.i Iiottse. He
bid a .-lick tongue and the older
boys al! -:iid that he y as eut tint for
a p .li" ii ian. lit 1 h in days Mime of
the .Nuamp bihlren had a fiishioii
of nibbling the clay in the hin kn
! between the logs" It didn't have
:anv grit about it and it was old and
, nn llow, but the feller that said clay
to .FihImui got licked or had :i foot
! rac. It was all a habit and it had
I a bad affect 011 the skin. It giye it
I a alhr lik- look and made ihe
chihli'i 11 wormy.
! Me and tun Ie John Duihai-i Cur
roll - .1 mison's fatln-1 -belonged to
I the sjiue church. We are mostly
( 1 5.-t j tiets 111 "the swjimp" and .lud
i mui's father was one of tile pillars of
the church, lie always sat on the
front bench iu the amen corner and
raised the tunes. .M ail V is t he 1 1 tiu
1 I have b..d the cold chills run down
my back when he yyould sing on
; '-.Jordan's stormy bank I stand."
I We don't haye any more church
! singing like that nowadays. Mary
! Ann and me just the other Sunday
I was talking about this and after
: wondering a little we thought that
;.FiidM.i must be a mighty goo friend
of yot rs or he would never have call
! e,l you -Mary Ann." Ili-causc Mary
s .... .. . - .. r.. 1
.inn 1.-1 Mm 01 11 lumn name 111 tne
syvainp," and besides .Judsou 'h wife
is named Mary Ann and Judson's
bi other Wa.-h's wife is tunned Mary
Ann. Forty years ago seems like a
mighty long time. 1 married at 21
because I thought it yvas the right
thing to do, but if I had known the
yvar was coming 011 so soon I should
have waited. I shall never forget
tlie day, in front of tlie old Union
hotel in Kenansville, where the lirst
soldier company left for the war.
Tom Kenan yvas captain of the com
pany and he called it "the Duplin
Killes.' Tom got to be a big man in
the war, and his brother Captain
Jim, our sheriff, took the company.
I was mighty tempted to go with the
boys, but 1 thought of Mary Ann
and the two little chicks at home
and we hadn't talked the matter
over. I went home feeling very
much up set. I couldn't sleep nor
eat, and Mary Ann saw that some
thing had gone wrong. She was
right iu for the war, and when I
told her theitextday what Dick Stan
ford said to the Imivs when he give
'em the Hag ami how everybody
cried, the thing was settled then and
there. To the war I must go. The
next day, bright and early, I nad
dled "Sally" my flea-bitten gray
mare and enlisted in Capt. Hill
Houston's horse company. "Sally"
carried me all over Virginia and
brought me safe back to tlie Swamp
as sounu as sue was the morning I
rode her into camp. I don't intend
to hin t anybody's feeling, but I want
to say that it is a shame that a big
high tombstone is not put over his
grave. The Ixjrd neer made a
braver, nobler, bigger-hearted man
than Hill Houston. And I want to
say another thing that may not be
very pleasant to some people, Imt
when I remember how (ieneral Hob
Kaiiso.'n treated our company I for
get that I am a deacou iu the Hap
tist church, and I am just mean
enough to be tickled to deatn at the
digs you give his brother Mat for the
way he voted to destroy the jieople's
money. 1 haven't seen the sight of
a silver dollar since that bill passed
the senate. Even Captain Tom Dob
son, of "the Hell Swamp Invinci
bles," says that Mr. Hansom's vote
as a confounded shame and out
rage. Well, General Hob reduced
our company officers and put in their
places some Scotland Neck school
boys whose dadies owned a lot of nig
gers and they thotigld they owned
the w hole earth. Gen. Hob is dead
now, but we are all human and it is
mighty hard, te forget some things.
There is a mighty strong feeling in
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