! T showed their W nT , if actions last wtMMteLibrarv ! Zr act"0"9 ,a8t wr,,H,,1',,r v. Convention and declaring Ml lis" . i .? iL a UCASIAN IM la their crnt4 rep i . ere tMrt4 far to Im 1 Lent of their principles. . fl,fT re h"e8t- T Ik Mlm Ktn last wk I tk bet few eirrrvMe Ifwy I dand act fact it. At tUj U- THE CA VOL. XIII. DEMOCRACY AND FREE SILVER. m,T Free Coinage oi anver L-an- "V t mi i A . BotBe Secured inrougu mo Democratic rarty. tfCORDS, FACTS, OPINIONS, , Hie ralalty and Hvpoerlay (i.b ratio 1'rofaaalona and Plat-1 Tli Vifwi of the People on Mi Infill .. ... ..I 111 l);-Whit Thj Know HUM""" d What Tboy Think. iVnilfr n'H "ea(1 wl" De Presented ltib priH announced eisewnere ror article on "way tne rree I - a o-i and Lnlimitea coinage oi Oliver I'annot lie Obtained Through the ttotnorrfttK' Party." t'uvi, N. C, Sept. 22. I herein . .. ntinna whv thianonn- NiWul n j Lcau never secure the free and htVemwrhUc party. ..II f.ulu.n a n.rtlininiv lon-fciriu in every sense of the word, imlillof the howlmg ana cavort- , of t he so-caiieu ireu uver ucui " . . LI....H i xr 4 : jfratu m me ooum uia ei i iur ... i.thf r Durpone than to hold the V ! .. .1 t I Dinj i"11"7' I in (th National uemocrauc couven- hoI1; anl then they will adopt a strad- ii.... .nmai-Tiiaiiorm nun cuuib u fore the people in '06 with the sickly lrBlU '.. . . .L. 1 a I bcmIv 'left tnai it whs me uesi we B ,.V. iwu ,in' vnn aa ouu ,, ""'i.ViT; " " tavegi f - J , J furmT W e are lu iavor oi -iivr. uuuv u tou He, wane inese wlbmu i)uu- hcni are in i " '"' k i V. ...... n m n n Ir Dftnii imt they are comiDg back to the iflorious old Democratic party of their first love" &c. o. Sow.niy fellow countrymen, "be nut deeeiVfU; evn commumcaiions corrupt ir)od manners." Ut'ii examine their record as the friends of silver. After the demon fixation of silver in 1873, the first litoer leirinlation known as the Bland Allison act was introduced in 1878, tith a Democratic majority in the House. The vote was in favor of the Bland act which put the first si tor legislation on the statute books of the United States, The vote stood as follows for and against: Tess, Democrats 74 Tea. Republicans. . 129 Total in favor of . 203 68 4 72 Nays, Democrats Nays, Republicans . . . Total against.... It will be noted that the total number of Democratic votes oast in the House of Kenresentatives was 112-74 for and 08 against; whild the total number ot Republican votes east m the House was 133129 for md onlv 4 atraiust the Bland act. Let it be remembered that the Bland aot only authorized the government to purchase 2,000,000 ounces of sil ver per month, and issue Treasuiy notes thereon. What is known as the Sherman act passed the Senate July 10, 1890, authorizing the trovernment t pur ehase 4.500.000 ounces of silver aoh month by the following vote: Teas, Democrats 00 Teas, Republicans 39 Total . 39 36 00 Says, Democrats Nays, Republicans Total 36 Ia the Ilouse the vote stood as follows: Teas, Democrats Teas, Republicans Teas, Alliance 00 121 1 Total. 122 S ys, Democrats 90 Nays. Henublicans 00 m r T Total 90 On the clear-cut vote on free coin age, March 2-1 . 1892. with a Demo- eratio majority in the House of 148, me Tote stood as follows: Teas, Democrats 88 Teas, Republicans 66 154 Total Nays, Democrats 130 J. Republicans 11 ropalists 9 Total 149 This vote was to table the free coinage bill then pending. On July 1, 1892, after a free coin ge bill had been defeated in the House, with a Democratic majority w 148. the Senate took hold of it Q1 passed it by a majority of 4 iQia same bill went back to a Demo cratic House and was defeated by a montv of 18. and it was known "M President Harrison had signified l . : - . - i willingness to sign it if passed UJ the Democratic House. The Fifty-third Conirress, with Dpmn.irotin m i nm 17 in tVlA uou8e of 80. and a maioritv in late, with a. Do mn rutin Prfts- went, killed a free coinage bill UO to 1) by a maioritv of 102: but 8ll "Vou cun trat it rhronch the democratic nartv " vnn know. As well try to laBso the moon with ence of hi a.lr intbai. n.a to flX Pct to get the free coinage of silver 16 to 1, or any other ratio, through 0 SO-fJll oil numnnnf it nirtv. UwVii..v r' j 11 & party of broken promises and tll Fat down to the most insignfl- ' Dostmatr. Th whol head ls ia rim, .-j u v,i i,-.t falxa o.. .t . a. the , h, JZm BOie OI a 1 but ri1?"6 i8 ? .-oandness in i ; . ..v. 4uvb f Ving sores: these have not been uu mi . .1(1 nvTi l an Lnn-.iiiiri "Oled Leither hnnnd nn neither bull.. , . . ----- r Taea with ointment. They are uise Prophets ef old svyiAg, peace, peace, w there it bo 1 peace." x say io an nonest men, come oat T a . rrom among them m v neonl that be not partakers ot their sins. And now my fellow eonntrvman think before you act and look before you leap; ror the crisis is noon n and will burst with all its fury. He gmded by prudence and wisdom and may God save you from wreck and rum is my prayer. J. W. Kennedy. HOW TO SAVE AND SPEND MONEY. A Thirty Mer And Uli Prodigal chant. Sun. PARIS. July 27. All Paris is talk ingof the prodigal extravaganoe of Rodman Wana maker, tbe young son of ex-Postmaster-General -Tohn Wanamaker, of Philadelphia, who spent $20,000 this week on a single dinner to twenty two guests. Even in this city of sumptuous dining it is doubtful whether so much money was ever squandered on a single feast. It was given in the Pavilion d'Anne nonville, a famous restaurant in the Boisde Boulogne. Twenty-two of the finest equipages called at the same moment at the residences of the guests, and brought them to tbe banquet hall. The decorations were marvelous. Luminous foun PHILADEL- phia, July 27. I'be trouble among the employees of ex-Post master- General W ana- maker over tbe low wages and pet ty tyranny of the floor bosses is seri ous. Hi nee the publication of tbe employees' griev ances and their steps to organize for self-protection, detectives have been employed in Wana maker's store to find out tbe employees who have joined tbe union. The new labor league, which numbers over one thousand, threatens to go out UICKI11 I a Doay ir any of their number is discharged. The ickkuc. which is known as the Ke- tall Vmnl. ; vj Proteotive Asso- ciatian, claim that they are paid but a week and are subject to petty tains planted up on great blocks of ice kept tbe air cool. It was not one dinner, but twenty-two independ ent dinners, sep arately served, one to each guest. Each guest bad before him a whole leg of mutton, a whole salmon,truf fled fowl, a basket of peaches, and a double magnum of champagne, be sides bottles of wine of sacred vintage and fabu lous cost. After the banquet costly jewelry was dis tributed to the guests, among whom were a num ber of young ti tled Frenchmen. Paris newspapers speak of the ban quet as magnifi cent, but in bad taste. and unnecessary fines for trivial faults. The dele gates from the dif ferent lodges have formed a mutual protection agree ment with the Knights of Labor, and at a meeting of District Union No. 1120, K. of L., a resolution was passed pledging moral and finan cial support to the employees in their efforts to obtain more liberal wae- es and conditions of labor. It is common knowledge in Philadelphia that the Wanamaker employees below a certain grade have fewer privileges, and have to bear greater exaotions than employees of any other dry goods firm. Money Plenty if ton Hare Anything to 811. Topeka Advocate. The market columns of the Kansas City World, September 6, contained the following: W. W. Cowan, local manager of Lo gan & Co's commission house, received today the following query oy wire from a Wall street broker : 4At what price for corn will farmers stop buying coal and selling corn, to induce them to burn corn? What do you think of it?" The Burlington uouner, comment ing upon the dispatch, says : The Wall street broker's inquiry is significant. It means that farmers may expect to receive a price lust sut- ficient to keep them from burning their corn rather than to sell it. And it means the farmers themselves have nothing whatever to say about tbe price they are to receive for their products, that being fixed by a gang of gamblers who never did an honest day's work in their lives. Farm Wages In The South. Washington Post (Qoldbug.) The study of the financial questions has recently become a conspicuous fea ture of the daily life of the American Deonle. It Dervades all circles. We suppose there are few persons of either ex, in any city, town, or township in the United states, wno are not able to take an active part in a financial de bate. Some of our American students of fi nance have recently reiurneu irom a visit to Mexico, where they applied themselves with much assiduity to the study of the free coinage question. Thev have come back fully persuaded that they must oppose the free coinage of silver because in Mexico, which is a silver country, the Mexican peons, or farm laborers, receive wages of only 20 to 25 cents per day, and they fear that the wages of American farm laborers would be reduced to this amount it we should decide on free coinage. The New Orleans Times-Democrat asserts that the wages of many farm laborers in the South have already reached a lower rate than those paid to Mexican peons. On the basis or last season, when cotton on tne iarm soia for 5 cents a pound and corn at w cents a ousnei, tne iimes-ueiuocrav bojo that the total income for a tenant farmer and his wife was $1J0, or about 17 cents a day each. The same paper adds: . . There are many farm hands in tne South working now for $5 per month wages, with additional pay of one bushel oi meai ana iourteen pouuus oi meat Der month as rations, and who are trying to support their families on these wages, and woraing irom uawu of day to dark to do it." These iarm nanus in me oum wc negroes. The Mexican peons are mostly half-breed Indians. The former are much the bett.r workers. General Clarksen's Opinion. .Tames W. Clarkson. assistant Post master-General during Harrison's ad ministration, says: "The idea of pri vate ownership or teiegrapn is as u- surd as a private mail service," ana asserts that under a postal teiegrapn 10 cents for ten words to any part of the country, and 5 cents for five words within a 500-mile limit, would yieiu a . a. i nanasome prout. The telegraph people," adds Mr. that is why every one in Washington lis sroinsr home with a pocketful of tel I Pranh franks. All these things will Unmt some day. and when they come people will wonder how they ever got PjJP witnout tnem . r . a r . .a wm . I 'ADO people Ul lUlo cuuuw; bic - Ht under cornoration extortion Tk. Waatprn Union TeleSTanh Com- pan Is captaiiseo iot j is captalised for $100,000,000, and eeaia se upuoa ae-.,WWrW- ILL VOTE ONLY FOR SILYER HEN! ti..t..i. - w . AUO "QCiaraxion made DJ a'u8 Sll- ver Convention on September The Twenty fifth. NEARLY 1000 DEMOCRATS Signed Th Call Bat Lea Than a Haa drad War la Attendants Saaaeaea by Mesar. Whttaker, Caoke. iimj, Henry and Kltehla Resolution Caaalfenosely Adopted. The silver convention was held in Raleigh on September 35th. a ii peopie oi an parties wliu cout useu luis convention assembled in re sponse to three calls, or invitations, which invited all friends and support ers of the free coinage of. silver to meet together for the purpose of con sultation and for taking such steps as might help to unite all tbe free sil verforces. The beginning of the movement was actively begun by members of the Democratic party. Copies of a propo sition to call such a convention was widely circulated by mail and person al canvass, and nearly a thousand democrats signed the proposition. Then Mr. Ed Chambers Smith and others published official call on the strength of the support of a large num ber of Democrats who bad approved it This was followed by two other calls one made by senator Marion Butler and Mr. B. F. Keith, of Wilmington, as nmie omcers oi tne Memphis silver Convention, arid the other by a num ber of prominent Populists and Re- pubhcans.viz : Hon.W .11. Worth. Dr. J J. Mott, Congressman Harry Skinner, oiaie senator j.n. .Moody, Congress man A. C. Shuford, Representative V. W. l.usk, Congressman W. F. Strowd a ue aom oeingine aay ror the con vention, delegates began to arrive on the 24th, and as tbey came they began talking of what might be done, what could be done, what ought to be done Ac Informal conferences were held, and various resolutions were drawn and discussed. At night on the 24th, a conierence consisting of three mem brs of each political party was held, and oy a vote or s to 1 a resolution was adopted, which it was agreed should be submitted to and discussed by a general conference on the morn ingof the 25th, before the hour for the meeting of the convention. Every- Douy was requested to attend this con ferenne, which was held in the Supreme court room. ; THE CONVENTION ASSEMBLES. At 11 :30 o,cl9ck the convention an semoiea in metropolitan nan. it is impracticable to state the exact num ber of members of each party present, nor is it accurately Known now many counties were represented. A con servative . estimate will permit tbe statement that there were five hun dred people on the floor of the hall. Some of these were simply there as on lookers. Among the members there were about 800 Populists, not more than sixty Democrats (some claim to have counted only 27) and between thirty and forty Republicans. As a whole it was one of the best and most intelligent assemblies ever seen in Raleigh or anywhere else in the State. The convention was called to order by Mr. Ed Chambers Smith, who brief ly stated the authority on which it had been called, and the purposes for which it was called. He nominated Hon. Jas. C. MacRae, ex-Associate Justice of the Supreme court for temporary chair man. Judge MacRae was unanimous ly elected, and in accepting the elec tion he said : JUDGE M'BAE'S SPEECH. tPwt t nnr.PTTi 7va Tn mokinir mv acknowledgements to yon, probably I had better state to the gentleman who has called me to tbe chair, and given me the distinguished honor of presid ing temporarily over an assemblage as respectable in numbers and persons as I now see before me, that I have long since withdrawn from politcs,and will have to ask your patience and assist ance in presiding. This is not the first time in North Carolina, gentlemen, when the people, regardless of party, have met and con sulted in the tace of some great emergency. Applause. Tbe people have a right to assemble together for their common good. These are the words of your Constitu tion, and under these words we are here to-day. Whatever may be the status or a it airs next month or next year, at the pres ent moment we are confronted with but one issue, and that concerns the management of the financial affairs of the government of the United States. Most of the great principles for which we have contended have been settled according to our desires. Tariff re form has been in a measure accom plished. Economy in administration has been restored. But for tbe increas ing powers of the Federal courts, home rule would be re-established through out the bounds of the United States. It is the financial policy of the gov ernment which is now arraigned before the people. Without detaining you upon the threshhold of your labors with a discussion of its merits (for I have no doubt you will be entertained upon this subject before you leave this hall), I would simply suggest that a larire najority of the voters of North Carolina, differing: about other mat ters, are agreed upon this one thing; that is, it is the duty of the law-mak ing department of the government to take immediate steps to restore eaual privileges of silver with gold, and tbe free and unlimited coinage of both trold and silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. Applause. "If in this single idea of the restora tion of the conditions of 1873 prior to the demonetization of silver; if in this, is bound up tbe best interests of the country for future and present gener ations, as on all sides we are told it is, bow supremely necessary it is that those who believe that, should come toe-ether, lav aside all common differ ences, and work for its accomplish ment. It is for these reasons that we are here assembled to-day in accord ance with the Constitution. Ii, as the result of our deliberations, all those who are at unity upon this question shall join hands for the common good of this State, and irive out no uncer tain sound in the next campaign, its influence will be felt, and its purposes may be accomplished. If. however, noinmsr can oe aone we shall have the satisfaction of know in? that we have made an honest and earnest effort to insure the succsss of a measure of great importance, We are now prepared, eentlemen, to proceed with the permanent organiza tion OI mis cuuveutiuu. ELECTED PERMANENT CHAIRMAN. Senator Marion Butler then moved that the Hon. James C. MacRae be made permanent chairman of the con vention. This motion was seconded and unanimously carried, Jvaa MacRae : I thaak yea again RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, i . . rrr : : a . gentlemen, for this manifestation of your confidence. I shall ask your sympathy and co-operation in tbe dis charge of tbe duties which are incum bent upon me. We are now ready to proceed with such business as may come before ua. Messrs. Greek O. Andrews, H. W. Ayer and Mr. John A. Hendricks, were elected permanent secretaries of tbe convention. Hon. Harry Skinner and Dr. J. J. Mott were elected vice-presidents. OETTIjro TO WORK. Senator Butler stated that there was a preliminary conference held the day before to consider various resolutions, and a number of resolutions were sub mitted to that preliminary conferec.ee. That conference appointed a commit tee of nine, composed of tbree mem bers of each political party to act as a sub-committee to consider all tbe res olutions to be offered this morning. Tbe report of that committee was adopted this morning by the confer ence. The conference recommended that these resolutions be presented to this convention for its action " it once, and then any further resolutions that may be offered should be sent to tbe committee. Tbe conference deemed it unnecessary to send tbe resolutions to tbe committee, because tbe conference was bigger than the committee, and it was unanimous. He then susrgested that the resolutions be read. THE RESOLUTIONS OFFERED. Mr. B. C. Beckwith read the resolu tions, as follows : Retolved, That the convention, com posed of members of all political parties in North Carolina, sends greetings and words of encourage ment to the adherents of the great cause of coinatre of free silver throughout the United States, and urges them to renewed efforts to se cure a full and perfect lemonetiaa tion of silver. Retolved, That the plain and only way to put an end to the evihs of gold monometallism is to open the mints of this country to the free and unlimited coinage of silver, as they are now open to gold; and we de mand that this shall be done at the long-established ratio of 16 to 1, and that this country shall act at once, independently of all other countries Resolved, That we hail with satis faction the indisputable evidence of returning reason among business men and applaud the demands which enlightened and patriotic men art making, that the seinsn policy in augurated by cupidity and avarice, twenty years ago, shall now be re versed in the interest of honesty and fair dealing, and in order that commerce and agriculture may be restored to normal and prosperous conditions. Retoloed, That ardently attached to the great cause ot iree coinage, we propose to advance it by all the means in our power, and we call on all bimetallists so strenously op pose gold monometallism, and exeit all their influence to restore silver to its former ue as a perfect money metal as it wis before 1873. To this end we earnestly recommend (to the voters of this State) that they elect hereafter only such Senators and Representatives in the United states congress as are sincerely in favor of the principles hereinbefore expressed and only such Presiden tial electors as will publicly declare on the stump that they will vote for no man for President or Vice-Presi dent, who is not in favor of such principles, and whose record and platform are a guarantee that they will be faithfully executed. Resolved Jfurther, That we do earn estly request all the friends and ad vocates of the restoration of the coinage laws as they existed prior to 873, to call non-partisan conven tions, similar to this, in their several States to take similar action. HON. SPIER WHITAKEB SPEAKS, Judge Spier Whitaker spoke to the resolutions, and said : Mr. Chairman: There are times in the life of a nation when the people find it necessary to get together and consult as to its cr -union good, regard less of party anuations. As was stated by Mr. Smith, who called this convention to order, a large number of Democrats of this state recommended that a call be made to all persons who were in favor of the re-monetization of silver, as it existed prior to 1873, to meet and consult upon that question ; and be it specially stated, an invita tion was extended to persons of all political parties. In obedience to that call we have come Democrats, Re publicans, Populists in order to work out, if we can, the accomplishment of that which we believe ii necessary for the prosperity and happiness of our people. These resolutions, Mr. Chair man, point out to tbe people how, in our opinion, that may be accomplished It declares the principle. "I will not discuss, Mr. Chairman, the subject of the free coinage of sil ver the restoration of tbe unit of value as it existed prior to 1873, because no such discussion is necessary in this convention. I take it for granted that every man who has attended, and who is now a part of it, is sincerely in earnest, in striving to gain the ac complishment of that purpose. We are here in order to do tne peo ple service. It will not do to come here and say simply hat we are in favor or tne iree ana unnm ted coinage of silver, and the restoration of the unit of val ue as it existed prior to 1873, because f we stop there, we are only calling to the attention of the people the great evils that tbey are now suffering, with out pointing out to them how to get rid of these evils. We must go furtb er than that and show to them how. in our opinion, they can get rid of these evils, and we have therefore recom mended to tbe people that they vote for no man, for either House of Con ress, Vice-President, or President un less they are satisfied that he is in favor of the prinples of free silver, and intends to I carry out these principles in so far as he can. I think, Mr. Chairman, that I know some- thng of the entiment of tbe people in North Carolina, and upon that belief, 1 stand here ana say that the people of this State of all parties, Democrats, Republicans and Populists have seen and have leit the evils which we have pointed out, and they are determined to remedy those evils. We did not come hereto talk. We did not come here simply to say what we are in favor of, but we came to act; and we want to send forth to the people of North Carolina, as well as to the peo ple of the other States of this Union, the message tbat we don't intend to advocate one thing, and then vote for a man who is opposed to it. Applause. We are in earnest. We are sincere. We are determined to do everything in our power to accomplish this pur pose and once more make tbis glorious country happy and prosperous. Ia the eoBierenee held yesterday afternoon I beard a gentleman of whom the citizens of Nurth Carolina are and have reason to be proud, wbo nas occupied tne Governor s mansion for six jean; wbo has been a United State senator : wbo bas represented tbe Uasited States rovernment at an emperor's court; I beard bim aay that the prosperity and happiness of the great body of people of tbis country depends upon the restoration of sil ver to that position whicb it occupied prior to 1873, and that tbis question stood abort and beyond all parties; that it was a question of humanity, far above all political party ties; that in all his life be had voted the ticket be had, because be believed it was best for bis country; tbat whenever hi party led bim to act or vote against what be believed was for the Interests of tbe country, be would Uare his party. Applause. Then l beard another gentlemen of another political party, who. if be has not ocenpied these high offices, stands just as high in his own party as the gentleman to whom I just alluded i beard mm aay substantially tne same thing; that be believed tbat this ques tion overshadowed all other questions, and tbat in order to acootnplah it, be would, if necessary, bid good-bye to his party and stand with the people. 1 heard anotber geutleman now io the United States Senate representing another party say tbe same thing, to wit; tbat tbis question which was now the issue to be decided by the people of tbe State, and the United State, was above ail other interests, and tbat while be loved his party, while he loved tbe name of it even, because be bad stood by and voted for it and m tiered f,r it, yet, if his party stood between the people and their prosper ity and their happiness he was ready to give it up; and when I heard those representative gentlemen speak as tbey did, my heart beat with gladness and delight. Thank Uod that the time has at last oome In orth Carolina, when we can lay aside our prejudices, when we nan all oome together to ac complish and work out tbe good of the great body of the peop'e. Applause. "such times, Mr. Chairman, rarely, but do sometimes come in tbe life of a nation, as you very aptly said this morning in your beautiful address. There was a time when this country was divided into Whigs and Demo crats, Secessionists and Unionists, and I am not old enough to know, but 1 have learned tbat tbe members of these political parties, while denounc ing each other as conspirators and traitors, and all sorts of hard names and they all said tbat if the party rep resented by my opponent gets into power the country would go to tbe dogs; and while they said that, and many of them really believed it, yet, when tbe question arose as to whether North Carolina should allow nerseii to be invaded and laid waste, whether North Carolina should stand by her sisters or make war upon them, away went the Democratic party; the Whig party vanished; tbe most eloquent and sincere Unionists disappeared, and thev all went shoulder to shoulder to meet the common entmy. I Appiause.j And I now tell you, Mr. Chairman, tbat I sincerely believe that th- com mon enemy is upon us, to wit; tbat that class of people wbo seek to es tablisb among us the doctrine of gold monometahsm, and if we lie supinely on our banks and wait and wait and wait until they are upon us, tben it will be too late.too late, and we will be i. if ' lost 11 '-Now, I "say to the people of this convention, and to the people of North Carolina I say the time has oome. Stop your glittering general i ties; stop your declaration of princi pies one way and voting another; point out to the peeple the evils under which they are suffering; and tnen. like good and patriotic men, point out to them how they can get rid of them ; then let us stand together in this emer gency. Above all our parties, above all our political affiliations, let us love our country most. Let us say : "Our country. our country: God bless our country!" May God help us to work its salvation, and point out to our peo ple, our neighbors and our friends, how that may be done ; tben go should er to shoulder together to meet the common enemy, and to restore to our people, whom we love better than we do all parties prosperity and bappi nets once more." Applause. MR. B. S. OAT GIVES WARNING. A SOLEMN Mr. B. S. Gay, a prominent Demo crat of Northampton county, spoke and said : We are here for action. I see be fore me fellow-citizens, leaders of all political parties in North Carolina. I see them working shoulder to shoul der, and meeting in solid ranks against the common enemy. Gentlemen, is it not a sight to nerve the arm of any faltering one? It is a more eloquent speech, Mr. Chairman, than any of us can make, and one that within itself will draw tto our banners the brave, the honestthe liberty-loving people of North Carolina. Applause. "Mr. Chairman and gentlemen, this is an auspicious occasion. It is fitting tbat North Carolina, which was the first to declare her independence of English rule and misrule, should be first to declare her independence of British rule and IWall street rule. Applause. -I came here to do my duty. I ex pect to go home to do it. We are not going to let tnis question die. We are not going to let this issue be side-tracked. There has never been an issue before the people that was more important and dearer to their future prosperity. Upon tbe determination of this question, gentle men, rests tbe future of our free insti tutions. I believe firmly, sir, tbat if we allow this evil to dominate tbe country, our free schools cannot longer stand, and tben, if we are not slaves in name, we are in fact. I want our financial matters so ar ranged that we will not have to go into bankruptcy to settle debts which can be settled otherwise. I don't want it so tbat debts will have to be settled at five per cent., ten per cent., fifteen per cent, and twenty per cent, l am in debt, and I suppose tbat one-half ef you are in debt; but I propuse to pay my debt. I want to pay it. I don't want to compromise. I want it so I can pay you 100 cents on tbe dollar, as an independent citizen, "Now. as to these resolutions : What are they? Have we met here for any thing? Are we cowards? Did we meet here simply to say that we were in favor of tbe free and unlimited coinage of silver? We say nothing more by that than we say by our pres ence here. If we say that, and tbat alone, we go home to be the laughing. stock of all parties; but if we unite, if we show tbat we have manhood : if we show that we mean what we say, and tbat we will not support any man for congress, ior jresiaenuai elector, or for the legislature, wbo is not in sympathy with us, then we have done something. lAppiaufe.i "I like another feature of these reso lutions, and that is tbe feature which recommends that tbe other States co operate with us. And why? Because single-handed we cannot accomplish the results desired. Sir, as a represen- ICoatbmed oa Fourth Page-1 1895. LETTERS FROU THE PEOPLE. Many BrtsJuDg Away and Will Never Vote the Old Puty Ticketa Agiia. CRUMBLING TO PIECES- Sti Fees ad Klae laeees Tail A ad list rrewTIp m Ttt-Oat Ha ad red Two Tear Old a ad Jelae the PeeeAe'a Party-Boa ry'a Lester Wanted la OfcAe. CraaihUag te For The Caucasian. Kikstov, N C, Sept. 29. t send to-day a club of eigbteen. I am still eiieulating The Caccabiak. The more I circulate the more the old sinners are giving away, wringing and twisting their hands, and say ing: "Boys, the old Democratic psrty is crumbling to pieces." One got happy Saturday night. and full of "calamity water." went out singing. The song was : "I will rat when I am h unary, And drink when I am dry. If a tree don't fall upon ma, I will liv antil I djs " Tou will see that this clab reaches five counties, The old struttera are alarmed at such big bundles of Cau casians comiug to Rinston. and saying: "Boys, there is trouble ahead for us; there cannot be so much smoke without some fire A Wqcndkd Soldi e. Six Peet Klae Inch Tall and Peaallet Prom Tin to Tip. For The Caucasian. Tar Landino. N. C. Sept. 27. God bless the People's party ami The Caucasian. 1 have just read Mr. James H. Foy's letter. I tell you it has been a surprise to tbe Democrats in Onslow. Mr. Fov is all right. Mr. W. Ii. Henry has stunned the Democrats. Thev don't know what to do nor where to take hold now. We are gaining ground every day. J.HK Caucamak is mov mg inings rigut ana left, l am a man six feet and nine inches high. and l am reople's party from bead to root. Li. A. Jokib. One Hnndred aad Twe Tears Old and Tim PopalUt. For Tbe Caucasian. J Lono Creek. N. C. Sent. 27. hlijah Walker, born and raised in Pender county, aged one hundred ana two years, was baptised into the Baptist church (Shilob) on the third Sunday in August. He is yet aoie to do good work and can walk twenty-five or thirty miles a day with ease. 1 have never heard of his being siok in the last sixty years, and he is perfectly sound, with the exception of a little rheumatism. hV has alwavs voted the DeinMrstiA 1 ways voted tbe Democratic ticket, but has concluded that De mocracy has fled from the old part v. and be has found it pure, after the order of Jefferson, in the Populist party. 1 think it time for the old Bourbons to throw up the sponge when "great grand paps" refuse to recognise his wayward children in tbe new ooliti cai ureas, ne says ne cannot see 1 J TT . the old landmarks nor hear the old. familiar words of truth and honesty as in the days past and gone. He bas an abiding hope that he my live to see a thorough reformation and sweeping of the political floors, and a speedy return to pure Democratic principles, such as ean never be found again ;in the old Democratic party. Now, ai a sign of luck, if either one of the old parties can equal this case of wonderful reform in re- : , i . . ui(iuu auu pontics iet mem noid up their hands. No hand up! It is now decided that we have the oldest, biggest, wisest parents and best men of the land in the People's party. U. F. WALKER. Will Never Slack On Link. For The Caucasian.l Vanceboro.N. C, Sept. 27. We are not miking much fuss around here but we are not asleep. We are going forward and will win the next race if we keep in the middle of the road. I don't take much stock in some plans which arj said to be in cubating, but if the-e should be any thing in them they will bear watch ing. We can't be too careful in the matter of watching some of these old Democrats who have said so many . i t . mean imugs BDOUt us ana done so much meanness. What do they wastf If I am right come to ms. Ton must admit tbat the old way is wrong. xuere is out one gold Dug in our township. Poor fellow! We are ready for the fight. We are solid. Not a single man has de serted to the tones. We are Dash ing on and will never slack one link. Cbab. Suttoh. Many Will Never Tot "Tn Old Tleket' Again. For The Caucasian. Weeksville, N. C. Sept. 21. I send yon names oi some more . a subscribers, twenty-oae in number who seem to be willing to make three months trial ofyour great rem edy, The Caucasian. I tell them it is not adulterated with cheap in . M a11 . aa a . greaients ot wortniess stun:, bat is genuine and guaranteed ia every case to cure or give great benefit if taken strictly according to direc tions, or else yon will cheerfully give them oacK their money. In getting np elubs for your paper. I ran across some hard customers, one m a e oi wnom was a goiaong owning a large estate and whose soul waa so small that one dosen of such eonld go through a cambric needle abreast without r ubbing againt the sides He said "I don't see anything the matter with the times. Everything is cheap just what the people want ed and have been "cussing" about so long, and I think the folks a set of fools who want them changed." xnis man, nxe many others, is bleeding the people every day, and is ready to curse them if they com plain. Another said he "did not want yoar naner because nolitiea had rninad the eountry Ho ia a religious faV low, who did aot waat his als eorrapted. roe ao. gvauesaaa give as a is fsemse for not saWribtag to woar paper. . . mat bo was aot M. Well. flr. KJ itor, I reekoa he told tbe tretk. There seesas to be lota of as in this world ho caat raiee a assail asaoaat. vea if we try. Thia aeeeiaU for jour not getting saaay to ash senbe to yoar neper. 1 , have aat yon names of aosse of the beet saa we have ia the eountry. iaeladiag oe jadge, two law vers and several prominent merchants aad aosae prufrssors of learning, religioa aad medicine; many of whose will sever again vote the old ticket agaia Thomas MtADe. rya Lessee Wealed la 0e For The Csaoastaaul ZavuriLLs. X. CL. Sept. 24--Es- eloeed find poatflee order fo hieh pleaae nd ma as saaay of the letters of W. R. Hearv (as pK lisbed io the If isaoart World and credited to paper) as yoa eaa. 1 want to use it on the Cal Hriee-Desso-Repabliceme of this vicinity. ' J. M. r AStltTM, A Steee'er TrneS. Tbe biggest combine on earth Is now being formed by tbe railroads of tbi country. Thv great trust fur mat ion birb C. P. lluotiogtoo, tbe Southern Pacific magnate advocated soote veer ago in 7 XvrlK .4rrv-a Km, ! now in progress of. organisation. Tbe Hon. William K. Chandler, writ ing to tbe interstate commerce row mission from Concord, N. 1L. ender date of Aug. 17. sajs that tbe combi nation will be tbe greatest association of capital which America, perhaps the world, nas ever aaown. it e mors res all the American lines between Chica go and tbe West, and New York and the East, aod also tbe Urand Trunk Railway of Canada, doubtless roverinc S3.(O0,0UO,0tiO of organ iaed money. 1 nree billions ui capital in one grand combine. Just think of It! Wbo eat now tbat the transportation question is a matter of minor mention? Mr. Chandler goes on: "The object Is to abolish competition in freight and passenger rates, to guard against any possible lowering of prices, and to accomplish as soon as the traffic will bear it, a raising of the prraent charges" Mr. Chandler quotes the Y. Tri bune as saying tbat tbe counsel for tbe companies will see that lbs agreement complies with tne laws or all tbe states as well aa those of tbe United States." The People's party have a remedy for such combinations as we have de scribed. But neither the Democratic nor the Republican party propose any euro for the evils of railroad monopoly III BvBTXTCCatT. They are great upon a straddle. In Kentucky. Tbe dough-fare is in tbe saddle. in Kentucky. All the olden-time demos racy Has been mixed so wltb plutocracy. It has turned into hypocrisy. In Kentucky. Thsy are neither one nor t'other in Kentucky. For both sides tbey tried to smother In Kentucky. Thoah from MJW Ur th'y wod'r The were not for the srold standard ! They were not for tbe gold standard; But to everything iney pandered. In Kentucky. O, they are a lot of odd fish, In Kentucky. They are neither flesh nor cod Cth, In Kentucky. Where they're at or where they're going Is beyond all human knowing. Though they do such lusty blowing. In Kentucky. Tbey are addled, badly addled. In Kentucky. So all things they deftly straddled. In Kentucky. They raised such a lot of thunder. That they filled the world with wonder- Tbey did nothing else but blunder. In Kentucky. What's the matter with tbe great men, in Kentucky. Have they got too many statesmen in Kentucky ? There's Carlisle cannot be trusted, Joe Blackburn is badly wo'sted. And poor Breckenridge Is busted. in Kentucky. Still tbey have some pleasant features in Kentucky. They are not much stuck on preachers, in Kentucky. They've good horses. One blue grasses, Rare old whiskies, buxom lasses; But in politics they're asses. in Kentucky. Nonconformist. IM OXOROIA 8AKCTVKV. Tbe editor of The Stewart County Hopper says : "He comes back to Georgia, To explain what be wrote. And says tbat tbe Peek letter Was a Juke, a joke. "He comes back to Georgia On tbe golden calf a lope. But people cant be fooled By Hoke, by Hoke. "He comes back to Georgia, And sounds the sbylock note. But people cant be duped By Hoke, by Hoke. "He comes back to Georgia To raise a little smoke. But you cant make it smoky You can't Hoke! Hoke! "He comes back to Georgia, (They've bad bim in the soak) But you can't soak the people "You cant Hoke! Hoke! Iaaaalty Inereaelna Aniens tate Caaatry Bl. There are now 358 natients In the insane asylum at Raleigh the largest numb er since it was established. There are 154 males and 204 females. The great majority of tbem are country people oi middle age. wake nas tne largest number and Cumberland tbe next largest. Since December 1st last there have been 101 admissions. Will Tbey D Tbis? Washington Post When tbe Democratic national con vention meets next year and declares for "sound money" all of tbe free silver advocates will very promptly scoot to cover. The opinion is entertained by some scientists that a subterranean sea underlies Kansas, Nebraska and a part of the Indian Territory, whieb accounts for the disappearance of large sections of land, leaving in their places bottomless ponds, and also for tbe wells in many places io whieh the voinme of water rises and falls as if influenced by flowing and ebbing tides. Wilmington Star. Let every friend of good govern ment get up a elub for TuCauoa aiAjf . . a NO. 48 OR. U. R. HE1IRY GIVES REAS0I1S For M The Diiiattfitioa of tit Deaocratio PkrtyM-A Party That Deip:ta the Law. of tbe People. AH IBTAU0US CX)5QEESS Ab4 mtMM refce a im ai e a swe Cwwaedl m SUradf e a Tvataae. Leukiag bark a farther than Marvh ItAtt, 1 see a BwacniBr-eait. tMj.tir! iriMSBphal proceeaitM.. uh iluor 4 bayooet a4 brs m veetxaf e rrnesilvaaia aveetee l t b t(,ri.g note mi a buadrvd beads vf .. ii rover Cleveland Is titer at lb bred- he Deasurralte txwt Is t8Li siora wiia JOT, beraose tbey know by aeng ft Irfvoiiee of lb lrl) tu It iM.tie. 4 bj fidelity tit Jrffrre.Hilsit ti i pie, prueperilf Bill rue to etefff inisie, and lb leaaeuf arr given lb """Biie party wtli be abu!uialv without limit. Loosing again ooly I we rar and half atlrrwsrds, we And ll ai ll-e ru. try has paaeed tlr.gh a trrnn siiir, bat rootMterce. Ibe M.ota turln la. duatrtes. lb eulton and l.eet Cdf the booth and West, and ln..t 4 her brvfeasioB aud turalluu. baaa OaaOLATBD BV A VIBSBCtAl cvrtnsB. snd tbat drsair Is written uh.h the fare of tbe !h ra.trrat fr ti !- to lb (iulf, and fra una te ocraa. And I ask why Is all It.is. and la! I aodtb aoawrr lathe w-rd tt Jvttlwsi The ruiaor prtwfrritv of a iMrt depends so tuurL upon tbe s0n.lnutrs- lion oi Its gwtrrtiBM-ot. ibsl tu be ae qaaluted lib it Burnt we i.d only observe tbe condition ,f I !e -..ie. If w ere iwn ouroieni Io tle laws. .rt prrous in their Industry, otiited at borne and rreprcted auftl, we snay reasonably presume tlat ibeir affairs are oundurted by, men of esper'eue, ability and virtue. "If, on tbe contrary, we eee Mai ver sa) spirit of dutrust and diat f ttva. b rspiu array oi trade, and diaaetciooe in all parts of the empire, we may re nounce w ll hoot beeiialioo II, si lite go?, erumetit of tbat rounirr is weal. dta. traded and eomipt. There never was an Instanr of suck a ebange In tbe rirrunttau-t and lsn per of a whole tiatioo as w at present. n bat lias let louse these txiwera of discord and flung this bisrk e line upon tbe glory of the iuistty.lriwuii.b- ant, boettful Irniorralic party ? vvnai nas wrsppni o r oties In the flames of "strikes." threatened our Social -truclure. bushed the wheels of factories, stricken our fields as with a bligbt, throw n our fiuaucial system iuto chaos, and TBAILKD TNI STARS ABO STBirRS in dishonor before the British flag? a gwiu-oug cabinet, a rmjit a- CTrae, and a ty rsnt ltd- l'rrldei.t. 1 be Doge of Venire nor the J(uian Caar never posssrsaed more M.wrr in e respects than tins toll l tea I so. 41 ion, ibis mountain of mua w umiw-rr. if not Republicanism, called .rvr leve- land. Nrver waa ruler wrr a iitorratia. U has carried cenlrahiauou to such aa extent as was ntvaa dbsamsd iv under a republican form of grrment- No longer dors lb rust i at .rrvail,"gov eminent of, by and lor lite p-ople, but rattier "of G rover, by ii rover, and for (i rover." He ignores and at ts at usurbt great laws of the country, for which be ought Io have been long since ap pear brd ; be forres lrgielatioo favora ble to millionaires scam-t tit anasase by bribing corrupt Congreaanten and United States Senators Willi fllres for their constituent; lie twirls bis row ardly, tyrannical lsh over lb shout der of his SUOaiO olUre hold r, t Ii rrst ening tbem with dimikl from office if tbey dare advocate any poliry, espe cially of finance, contrary tu bis own. Under the pretense of reform be bas prostituted the public service; with the golden glamor of office be AS BBIBSD "rBOMIBBBi" SILVRB BTBa to adopt bis gold stsudsrd ideas: placed them in bis Cabinet, turned tbrm againt tbe feople and drives Ibeni in He teetb of their former rec ords and deliverance to U-arb the odious gold-bug dortrinrs of Joba 8 ber ma ii and to advance I lie policy of I be money vultures of Atu-rna and of Great Britain against the bread and homes aud liberty of I be prop.eof Ibis country, lie baaezteiMied tberiil ee vice humbug far beyond its lin.il. and retained thousand of Republicans, white aud black, iu offire tu in exclu sion of thousands wb have always fought for the ascrndeury of Demo crat io principles. Ue baa deapieed tbe act of 1890, authorizing the paysuent of Treasury note in gold or ilver, by adopting tbe Republican policy of tsy- nginem in gold alone tiiua again dis criminating against silver aud pavicf toe way to serve TBE SBTLOCaS ABD BOBD DEALEBB. On tbe 24 1 h of January. IH'jZ, Grovrr Cleveland sent a message lo Cougreea recommending that Uj)jHt of In terest bearing bonds be issued fr tbe purpose of retiring and destroying $3j0O0jMl0of green backs and the tlL6 OTOxjuO Treasury notes in tbe interest of the national banks. G rover Cleve land and Carlisle had a conference with tbe banks of New York. Now read tbe panic circular" and sec if it is not apparent that a Democratic President and bis Secretary of the Treasury COBSrtBED TO BCTBAT tbe American people into tbe power of tbe national banks, bond dealer and the Money Power. Tbe l'anic Circular was sent out from New York to tbe national banks of tbe rxuntry,and was as fol lows: Da a a Sib 9 Tbe Interest of na tional bankers require immediate finan cial legUlatioo by Congress, silver, silver certificates and Irrasury Dote must be retired, and tbe national bang noes, noon a geld basis, made tbe only money. This will require tbe author!- sation from kSOOjOOOxsJO lo tlfVOJMOJXA of new bond as a basis of circulation. You will at once retire one-tbird of your circulation and call in one-half of yourloaoa. Uecaretuitomaaeamooey stringency felt among your patrons, es pecially among innueniiai business men. Advocate an extra session oc Congress for the repeal of tbe purchase clause of tbe Sherman law, and act with other bank of your city in secur ing a 1 rge petition to Congress for its unconditional repeal, per accompany ing form. Use personal influen-e with Congressmen, and particularly let your wishes be known to your Sena ejr The future life of national banks as fixed and safe investments depend upon im mediate action, as there is an iM-rras OawrtBBedoBsd J A Cvevwa. d

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