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fUBUHUFJ) KVEftY THCESDAY.
HT THB VAICASIAN rCHLlMHIl CO.
MAKIOfl MI llJtB, - fr-alaaat.
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THREK MONTHS &
FnWM ir tli I'vst Oflir at Ralriflh, N. C,
H- "1 la-j Matter.
CLERKS OF COURTS ARE ESPECIAL
LY REFERRED TO SECTION 5, CHAP
TER 159. OF THE NEW ELECTION LAY'.
IT PROVIDES FOR THE ESTABLISH
MENT OF NEW VOTING PRECINCTS.
THE TIME FOR COMPLYING WITH THE
LAW EXPIRES MARCH 8TH. FAILURE
TO COMPLY WILL INVOLVE TROUBLE.
Tin r".lf' I'artj ro-oitrteil for
.rinriplf ia the lst campaign.
are In faor of th itmr kind of co-operation
agjain; t litre for- we are oppos
ed to having an elertoral ticket with
one-half of it lodged to support a
froldhiitf for rresident, and the other
half pledged to support Jut the oppo
site. Such a combination would be the
moat iin onnitent thing ever seen In
American politics. It would be fusion
of the niont odious kind, au4 the voters
of the Mate would he Justified in repu
diating such an inharmonious and an
How can auv I'oMiIint cant a vote
for electors who will vote to put a
goldbug in the White house? liow
can anj good man in any party who is
opposed to the gold standard vote for
such a ticket? One of the reasons thai
In I! unwed every man who lelt the
Democratic, party and Joined the Peo
ple's Tarty was that the Democratic
party declared against goldbugs and
monopolists in the State, yet voted and
worked to elect goldbugs and monopo
lists for Presidents. Now shall we en
courage and aint t lie Republican par
ty to do what we have condemned and
repudiated the Democratic party for
Again, what a spectacle it would be
for n.i to have a State ticket with one
half of the candidates supporting and
advocating on every stump the elec
tion of a goldbug for President, and
the other half of the candidates on the
same State ticket fighting goldbugs
and supporting Just the opposite kind
of a candidate. There is no use in
discussing such a proposition; it falls
of its own weight; it condemns itself;
it is absurd. If anything could cover
up the inconsistency and hypocrisy of
the Democratic party, and make it
possible for that discredited organiza
tlon to hold together, it would De for
the PeopleV Par t ' carri flee i ts pri n
ciy u i4. .u . tu ty Uibi t ioii I i K
Hut we can have co-operation and
successful co-operation on principle if
those who oppose the gold standard
will stand by their convictions. AVe
can have co-operation without any
sacrifice of principle, but to maintain
principle. The masses of the Republi
cans in the Slate are opposed to the
British gold policy. They favor free
silver and an American system of fl
nance. Senator Pritchard reflects the
sentiment of the Republican party on
this question, and we have only to re
fer to his open letter in The" Cavca
sun of last week in which he says:
"I have proven my loyalty to the
cause of silver by my votes in the ben
ate. My record will parallel that of
Senator Iiutler s on that great and vi
tal question. My votes on this ques
tion notonlv reflect the sentiments of
the people I represent, but they ex
press my earnest convictions ana mv
earnest purpose to secure an American
system of Utiance.
Now Senator Pritchard knows, ai d
every intelligent rr.an knows that nei
ther his vote or anybody else's vote in
C'otigress will give the people free si 1
ter or relief of any other kind as long
at there is a goldbug in the White
house, lie knows that the only way to
get an American system of finance is
to vote for men who favor such & sys
tern of finance for President, lie
knows that the only way to defeat
goldbugs is to vote against goldbugs,
Sow let Senator Pritchard and Lis
friends stand with Senator Butler and
the People's Party in making a square
fight in the coming campaign against
the goldbugs and for the principles
which we all endorse.
The seat of power iu this Govern
ment is in the White House. Then
let us put up an independent electoral
ticket, pledged not to candidates but
to principles. Let us put up a co
operative electoral ticket pledged
against the single gold standard, and
pledged to vote for the candidate for
President who represents these great
principles that the people of North
Carolina believe in. Let us vote for a
candidate for President who stands
for what we want and need. Let us
do this and then we can have a co
operative state ticket, and co-operation
all the way down the line, with perfect
harmony and consistency. Then we
will have a battle for principle as in
the lat campaign when every man to
the co-operation was fighting for the
. " :. r "' end of the
rate to lite oilier.
This is tbtf way to prevent the Den.
ocratis machine from again getting in
control; this ia the way to preserve
our election laws and county govern
raent ; this is the way to condemn gold
bugs and toriej, and at the same time
advance the great cause of financial
reform. Such a fight would gain
strength from start to finish and pile
up a majority of over seventy-five
thoosaud on next November. Will
our Republican friends stand by their
convictions and follow such a course,
or will they turn their backs upon all
of tbs thing In order to Tote for
goldbug for President?
THE BIO BID TUB BOHDS.
We are of the opinion that something
will yet be heard to drop in connection
with that big bid for bonds. It will be
remembered that one hundred million
dollars worth of bond were offered.
Kids amounting to five hundred and
fifty millions were received. And then
the goldbugs sent up a wail of Joy so
mwh credit! so much gold in the
country ! '
There were about 1,700 bids. When
the adult population of the country is
about y.',f.M),fj00 people, it does not look
liou,(L than five thouand bid
iodicate a "popular" loan. An inspec
tion of the list shows that only 35 were
for llxju and less, the others being
n larger sums almost exclusively by
bankers, bauks, and financial institu
tions. Of the bidders making these
3.V) small bids. 241 were outbid bv J.
P. Morgan and other Wall street men,
so that only seventy-seven ci them
will get any bonds, and the total
amount slotted to them will not be
We think it will further be shown
that uiore than half of the bids recog
nized will prove to be bogus. There
is not as much available gold in the
country as the bids amounted to. One
man who voted for four million has
already found that he cannot get the
gold to pay for them. Many others
are in the same fix. It is probable that
large lot of the amount of the one
hundred million of bonds will thus be
thrown back on the treasury. And
then the bonds will go to the bankers
and syndicates for which they were
The people haven't any gold. Silver!
is the people's money. Therefore they
want free coinage of silver. Just put
these points down. They may come
handy in a few weeks.
THEY AUK TRAITOKS.
There is a rapidly growing senti
ment among conservative free silver
men in the llonse that the cause for
which they have so long fought is
doomed. In the affirmative for the
silver substitute will be found at least
a. dozen prominent Democrats who ex
pect never to cast another vote for the
free coinage of silver. They will vote
for the pending measure because sen
timent in their district obliges them
to uo so. asnington Post.
The cause of free silver has been
doomed so far because the people have
sent to Congress men, who would not
fight goldbugs to the death, but men
who sit back and do nothing till they
were forced to vote and then voted for
silver simply because they had to. J
It is this class of Congressmen who
claim to be free silver men, but who
always advise the people to vote for
goldbug for President. They do this
when they know, that no free coinage
bill and no other measure for tbe re
lief of the people can ever pass while
there is a goldbug in the White House.
These are the kind of Congressmen
who make it possible for the gold men
to win. These are the men who are
responsible for the suffering and dis
tress of the people. In the language
of the late Senator Vance, the man
who claims to be a silver man, yet who
votes for a gold man for President "is
either a knave or a fool."
LINK CP FOR THE PEOPLE.
Do you favor a square, honest, une
quivocal fight on a vital question?
The time is at hand when one will be
made. The people against the gold
standard, bond-issuing cliques is the
tight. If you don't want to give money
to bond-holding millionaires In the
shape of interest, we call on you to
espouse the cause of the people.
If you want an American system of
finance one that will condemn the
theory and destroy the fact that the
more you make the poorer you get, we
call on you to espouse the cause of the
If you wish to see our great Union
rise above the degradation into which
it has been plunged by the Cleveland
Carlisle bond contracting company
which company has made us a people
of convenience and contribution for
the banking combine and London Jew
syndicates, then come out and espouse
thocause of the people.
If you wish to escape the doom
which must result from a government
licensed system of monopoly and op
pression, then come out and espouse
the cause of the people.
Vf El L, U1VE US A MORS APPROFRI
rsow the great question is this: . Is
it not time lor the people to declare
that these scoundrels and liars (both
gauge) are t.t for nothing but "trea
on, stratet .us imI spoils," and that
they ongbi to be repudiated forever
and a day r Caucasian.
"Scoundrels and liars !" That is not
pretty language. We fear that Sena
tor Iiutler's Republican congressional
co-opperators Senator Pritchard and
Representative Settle, Linney and
Pearson will not think it nice lan
guage at all and will suggest' to Sena
tor Butler that if he did not write it
he should put a curb on the bright
young man who is in charge of his pa
per, in the interest of peace and a
good understanding in tbe co-operative
family. Charlotte Observer.
jo which we have to say that we
are more desirous of telling the truth
now than of mollifying any member
of tbe "co-operative family;" and if the
brilliant editor of the Observer will
give us a more appropriate term
man we nave used by which to
designate the controlling element
of the two old gangs, the '-bright
young roan" who is in charge of this
paper wi.'I be very much obliged to
Col hl.tK SCUKE A GOOll POIXT
A few asys ago Congressman Bart-
iett was making a speech in favr of
free silver and showiDg up the dan
gers of the single gold standard.
Congressman Skinner arose and ask
edMr. Bart let t the following scorch
ing question :
"If the Democratic National Con
vention adopts a gold platform or a
straddling platform and nominates a
gold candidate will you support the
"I will vote for any man, replied Mr,
Bartlett,uwhom the majority of the
Democrats nominate in convention."
. Then replied Congressman Skin
ner yea are willing to. sacrifice tbe
interest of tbe people on tb altar of
Tb bullWye shot weak home and
confused the bliad party-bog Coo
fresscaan. He could not explain and
made poor headway in finishing bis
A IITTBUCAX TIEW OfTU SILTEB
In another column will b found
a ringing letter from Hon. Jo
seph B. Cheadle, of Frankfort, Indi
ana, addressed to the Republican
voters of that State. We clip it
from the IndianapoU News.
Mr. Cheadle is one of the most
prominent Republicans in Indiana,
was for a number of years a member
of Congress from his district. This
article, coming from a Republican
of high standing and great ability
and addressed to the Republicans
of the State, is so timely and signifi
cant that we reproduce it in fall
in order that our readers may
see tie drift of opinion of those in
all parties who have waked up to
the infamy of the British gold stand
ard, and to the hypocrisy of the two
old parties, with straddling plat
forms, but always with candidates
who can In relied on to betray the
interests oi the American people.
Mr. Cheadle sounds a note of
warning to the Republicans of the
State and the nation, serving notice
on them that the people will not sub
mit to the politicians playing their
old game of nide and Beek. He
wants to know where such men as
Reed, Mckinlev, Morton, Allison and
other Presidential candidates stand.
and serves notice on them and their
partisan supporters that they must
take sides either squarely with the
people or squarely with the gold com
bine. He says that the time has come
when the people must be dealt hon
estly with and that there must be no
hedging or straddling.
The action oi the People's Party
National Committee and the action
of the silver men in calling conven
tions at St. Louis on the same day
have inspired hope in the patriots of
the two old parties from ocean to
ocean. They now see an opportun
ity to free themselves by getting to
gether for independent action if the
parties which they have served so
long shall continue to trifle with the
people and bow to the golden calf.
Mr. Cheadle's address is highly in
teresting and instructive. It is a
bold, ringing statemement from a
man who is a true patriot and we be
lieve that the great rank and file of
the two old parties are ready and
anxious to take the same position
How can a man who sees that the
British gold standard is ruining the
country vote for a goldbug for Presi
dent? See how Cleveland and Harri
son have abused the patronage of their
administration to defeat every law
that would give the people more money
and better times. See how they have
used this patronage to help tbe gold
gamblers, the monopolists and all the
enemies of the people. Besides the
President has the power of veto, so
that no bill can ever become a law,
even ii u passed uongress, ii the Pres
iftejit is opposed to it. No matter who
tLt people send to Congress they can
never get relief until they put an
American patriot in the White House.
It conld have been done before now
had it not been for those who claimed
to be friends of the people, yet who
aaviseame people at every Presiden
tial election to vote for the golabugs
and monopolists which their party
nominated, it is this desertion of
principle - blindly follow a corrupt
party organization that has caused
falling price.-, that has caused a scarci
ty of money, that has thrown the peo
ple in debt, that has brought a rich na
tion to the verge of bankruptcy, and
that has brought an industrious and
patriotic people to the door of want
and starvation. When shall it bestOD-
vwyie stop lb now.
Mr. U. S. Hall, of Missouri, was, in
the early days of the Farmers' Alli
ance, one of its foremost men, and stay
ed in it as long as he could. When it
Decame a political party he quit it, as
pretty much all other Democrats have
since done. Mr. Hall was electPri tn
Congress from the second district of
nis state some years ago, as a Demo
crat, and is a Congressman still. Very
recently he has repudiated free silver
and ranged himself on the side of sound
money. Charlotte Observer.
W e know something about this man
mil. He has proven a traitor to every
trust reposed in him by the people who
gave him prominence. We do not be
lieve there is an honest farmer or
workingman in his district who would
go his security for five cents. He
started out as a champion of the peo
ple. He has since become a mere tool
of plutocracy. In an honest election
in his district he could not be elected.
When hundreds and thousands of
Democrats and Republicans, who are
still in their old parties, are daily de
claring that they will not vote for a gold
bug for a President on a gold platform
or on a straddling platform if their
parties should nominate such men,
would it not be exceedingly strange
for any member of the People's Party,
who has left tbe old parties, to say that
he would vote for a goldbug Republi
can for President. Let the People's
Party stand for principle, and the best
element of the two old parties will
come to us. They know that we are
right, and they w.'ll not stand the
trimming and dodging of the old par
ties any longer? Let us co-operate
with those who are willing to place
principle and the welfare of the peo
ple above party success in the election
of a goldbug for President.
We have denounced the Democratic
party in North Carolina for saying
that it was for free silver and then
voting to elect a goldbug for Presi
dent. Of course when the Democrats
did this they knew that they were
sacrificing the interests of the people
and bringing upon them sure poverty
and distress. But tbe politicians
wanted to keep in close touch with the
National Democratic party in order
that a few of them might get Federal
offices while thousands around them
suffered and grew poorer each day. Is
it possible that the Republican party
in the State will insist on pursuing
the same course that the Democrats
hae pursued in this matter? If so,
can any member of the People's party
approve of their course or help them
to accomplish it?
Tbe p rople of North Carolina will
not elect any man for Governor in the
coming cam paign who supports a gold
bag or star . dlebnf for President.
"Next time tbe govwnment makes
a loan it will kave to require a check
or deposit from bidden aa a guaranty
of good laita ana financial atanding.
or h overwhelmed with bogus bids.
The ease of the New York office boy
who bid for 9150,000 of the bomds at
a price to be accepted, and who sold
out his right for 9C.O00 on as in
vestment of 2 jjents; and the case of
two impecunious bneket-ahop spec
ulators at Boston who figured with
the biggest financial houses these in
the bidding, and made a small for
tune in the same way without invest
ing or risking any money these
eases, and there are doubtless many
more like them, show what was pos
sible under the terms of the govern
ments recent advertisement, and
faintly indicate what may be expect
ed if another loan should be offered
on the same terms. Then would the
French and all other records of over
subscriptions to a public loan be
buried out of sight' Ex.
Congressman McLaurin, S. C:
"Instead of referring to Senator
Tillman as an anarchist, let my
friend turn his abuse upon those who
rendered it possible for such utter
ances to go unchallenged in the Uni
ted States Senate. I was present,
6ir, and witnessed the shock to
"Senatorial dignity," and when all
eyes turned toward the "David"
from New York he failed to produee
his "sling" and smooth rocks which
have slain so many Goliaths. There
are all scrts of anarchists in this
eountry; the poor devil shivering
with cold at a switch crossing, the
maniac in the legislative gallery,
and the fat, round anarchist, robed
in power, who, by changing the unit
of value, has robbed the toiler of his
just reward and the producer of the
fruits of his labor'
Bradstreet and Dun commercial
agencies, the great barkers for the gold
standard et als, are about to surrender
another point. They said prosperity
Was returning some months ago. They
said it would come with fall trade.
They said it would come after the hol
idays. They said it would come with
good weather. They said it would
come with bad weather. They said it
would come with the bond issue. Now
they say the weather hinders business
but Confidence is created." They say
there were 321 failures last week
against 270 for the same week last
year. Next week they will probably
say that it will come on the full of the
The People's Party cannot co-oper
ate with Shermanism any more than
it can co-operate with Clevelandism
Let us co-onerate arainst both. Sure
ly the majority of the people of this
State are opposed to both. Then let
us draw the issue squarely and give
the people a chance to vote against
Dotn. me people nave been sacrificed
and robbed long enough in the name
and for the sake of party. The hour
has come for every good citizen to put
patriotism above party. Let us vote
for what we want. Let us vote to con
demn the traitorous goldbug party.
One of the biggest Democratic ab
surdities oi the season comes from Mis
sissippi. The Democratic party down
there whoops itself hoarse and red
In tbe face for free silver and consti
tutional money, and yet leading mem
bers of that party have signed a peti
tion begging W. C. Whitney, a stand
ard oil monopoly goldbug to become
a Democratic candidate lor Presi
dent. Wonder how much of Whit
ney's standard oil dividends these
Dems are getting for the caper? It is
perfect rot to think this scheme is not
being paid for.
Llsewbere we give an utterance
from Senator Pritchard's speech (at
Chicago) on the financial question. It
is just about what tbe Democrats have
been saying. If the Republican party
can be depended upon to supply "gold,
silver and paper" money, why did that
party defeat the silver bill last week?
lne people want action at this time,
They are weary of empty words and
Elsewhere we publish resolution!
adopted by the Reform Press Associa
tion of Illinois. They declare the sil
ver party a friend and ally of reform
anu pieuge meir assistance and sup
port to everv Droner effort ind mnt
ment the Silver party may make. We
endorse and commend the resolutions
and declare our readiness to act in the
One of the ablest speeches, in point
of dignity and force that has been
- - 1 . i A. I WT . a
uiaue. m me nouse on tne coinage bill
was made on the 12th instbv Congress.
man A. C. Shuford. If indisputable
lacio uu ngures couia count lor any
thing in that body, this speech would
be Dowerfullv effective w
present it, at least in part, to the peo
Mr. Harlan Hoover, son
Senator J. T. B. Hoover, has
Washington as stenographer
tor Butler. Mr. Hoover is
man of thorouch ahifitv in
and our congratulations are
to both," Senator Butler
Dr. J. J. Mott, of North Carolina,
chairman of the national committee of
tne silver party, hs formally .entered
upon his duties fr the complete or
ganization of the United States. Dr.
Jttott is a brainy man of perfect integ
rity and will do his work well. Silver
The Populists and Republicans of
Alabama have agreed upon a plan of
fusion which they say will overwhel
mingly defeat tbe Democrats even if
the Democrats perpetrate more frauds
and steal more votes than usual.
Dr. Eugene Grissom, who was form
eriy superintendent of the North
Carolina Insane A avium mi k.. .
been in bad health for some time past,
recently attempted to commit suicide
I.. ..U.. .LI .
ujr baaiug cuioroiorm.
If our Republican friends are gold
burs then thev nncht tn au f. .
goldbug for President; but if thev are
guiuuugs men ioey ougnt to vote
The fall returns show that the Peo
ple's Party in Nebraska east 7,000
A V J a a . '
more votes iasi iau in single hand
ed fight than they did a year ago
with the Democratic endorsement.
Congressman Tom Settle says that
the report that be has appointed a ne
gro secretary is a lie.
The Democrats are getting ready to
launch a Carlisle presidential boom.
One Banker Among a Taoasaad.
The New York World sent tele
grams to ever national bank in the
country asking an expression of the
opinion of the presidents' of the
banks on the last pretended popular
government loan. Mr. J. Garrity,
president of the First national bank
at Corsicana, replied as follows-
"Corsicana, Tex. To New York
World: Patriotic dntv
to have nothing to do with an un
necessary reserve, uur people have
such confidence in the credit of the
United States that 'they do not care
whether the srold reaervA ia einn
$100,000,000. . J.Gaamty.
"President First National Bank."
Sobseribe for the weekly Catoa
SIax $L00 a year.;
ADDRESS BY .
Of the National Silrer Commit-
tee Independent Action ia
HO MORE STRADDLING.
H All rrtmm t Pr Ctlup tm
St Tthr la la AyiriuMn
Cmmpif. ul Rfa ( Baaarrlaa
Partfecr Btradl la Ik PlaUaraM !
taa Kapaaltcaa aa4 DrawnUt Parti -Aa
raparlal Aapaal ta ta Xarth Cara
llalaaa. Mr. J. J. Mott, chairman of the Na
tional Committee of the Silver Party,
has issued tbe following address :
"To the People:
"As chairman oi lne .National Com
mittee appointed by tbe silver confer
ence lately assembled in Washington
City to organize tbesilver forces in these
LQiiru ataies in me name wuicu is 10
take place for the possession of the
government this year, it is thought
proper that I should make some state
ment te tne people in reference to it.
"As tbe necessity of money as a me
dium of exchange became revealed to
the minds of men the two metals
finally accepted as most suitable for
money were silver and gold, l his was
natural, because they were the two
most precious metals adapted to tbe
purpose, and were sufficiently limited
"As mining has developed tbe fact
that these two metals existed in the
earth in almost certain proportions, a
natural ratio of value was adduced.
This ratio has continued as arranged
by man under the natural order as he
found it. It was accepted by mankind
as a part of tbe ground plan upon
which the world was to move, and ap
proved by philosophy and common
sense of all ages.
"1 rom this condition of regular or
der and contentment, contributing to
the gradual extension of civilization,
and the general betterment of the hu
man race, this country and the world
has been ruthlessly torn.
"It has been done by tbe rejection of
one of the precious metals, in tbe in
terests of greed, and by this act the
money changers have been enthroned,
ana the narrowing of tbe scope of mo-
nometalism begun. As monetization
has been narrowed, money has become
scarcer in proportion, and as money
became scarcer prices fell in propor
tion, and falling prices have been the
bane of this world. It was predicted
after the demonetization of silver that
great suffering would follow. This
suffering is already here. From a con
traction of the currency we are now in
the throes of one of these desperate
stages of human experience a period
of heartache, canker, and sleepless
nights as the foundation of prices has
crumbled. Obligations resting upon
the supposed firm foundation of a price
in ready money have crumbled into
dirt as the foundation of the price has
crummed. rue country is confronted
by a grave emergency. Further theor
izing is futile. The agitation of the
money question must be settled by
peaceiui metnoas mat win give prac
OLD PARTIES NOT TO BK TRU8TKP.
Long, patient, and dispassionate re
flection has convinced watt that an in
dependent American financial system
is absolutely necessary to the restora
tion of national prosperity, and tbe
establishment of commercial condi
tions in this country that will give
the common people the agricultural
and lahArincr fUfl6Da an a.nat a hftn
with capital and concentrated wealth.
TT Aa . a .
now can ii De enectear uan it oe aone
through either the Republican or
Democratic nartv aa now .nnt.it.iit.pd9
No. Both organizations are under the
blighting influence of the Eastern
money power. The recerd of every
national convention of both parties for
years is piam prooi of tne assertion
Aue legislation oi Dotn parties in con
gress is proof that it is impossible as i
"What then is to he dnno? A a pat
riots, as Americans who are for Amer
ica against tne wona, wnac is our nrst
and controlling duty in this crisis?
Shall we longer heed the false prom
ises of party platform declarations?
Shall we longer submit to the acade
mic discussion of what bimetallism
means? Shall it be another campaign
of straddling and equivocation? Or
shall the issue be squarely on the free
uuiuage ui suver ana goia, ana a resi
uem eieciea wno represents thepeopl
on that creat niipatinn?
-The first step the essential step
preliminary to the correction of the
picscuv auuses me re-esiaoiisnment
of national prosperity and the mainte
nance of our national credit, is the
1 AT - M -r-fc - . .
cicubiuii oi a r-resiaent wnose Anarew
Jackson COUrare and inflp-rihla intatr.
rity will defy the influence that pros-
biiutea i-reaiuents ana uaoinets, and
mases tne administration of the gov
ernment a subject of humiliation and
A PRESIDENT PLEDGED TO SILVER.
"Stronir in character and i
as may be the standard bearer of the
Republican or Democratic party in the
com in? cam oai en. Tt will hardiv v
possible for him to rise above influences
a .i . . .
luau eeuureu me nomination, or tbe
environments that must surround him
in the event of his election. The one
nope of tne people, I am convinced, ia
in the election of a President pledged,
unconditionally and nnroanrvodlw tn
the free and unlimited coinage ofsii-
auu gum, bus same as irom tne
foundation of our government until
1873, and also unconditionally pledged
in favor of a national currency, with
out the intervention of banks of issue,
and against the issuance of interest
bearing bonds in time of peace for any
yui jjuse wiiarever.
"1 appeal not Onlv to Ranuhlioana in
my own State, who can appreciate the
. . : a t i j .
saciuce i wase in renouncing party
obligations on this nnaat.inn in ad
vance of party action in the premises,
uui w me peopie turougnouc tne coun
try, without regard to party, toco-op
erate in this sreat nnn-nartisan na
triotic American movement to sustain
the industrial and financial inHwmi.
ence of ths United States in tbe pend-
iug irrepreBSiDie COnniCw
lhis sentiment influences me to
accept the chairmanship of the nation
al silver party. I ahall give to this
movement my best services and
thought, and successful or otherwise,
I shall realize the satisfaction of hav
ing aone my duty to tbe people and
the country a3 I see and understand
"In my own State I confidently an-
wAm I A - 1. n M. ft, 1 M "
tnrni iu IC IIUMUU UlE OI DOIQ PaF-
ties to support my efforts. North Car
olina is an agricultural State, and nine
tenths of its people are directly and
disastrously affected by tbe operation
of the single goM standard. I appeal
to them to lay aside party feelings, ig
nore party obligations on this social
question, disregard party appeals, for
get the exasperations of past oartv
contention, and spurn tbe offer of
piace ano emolument.
"We have the example and experi
ence of tbe last campaign in North
Carolina to show the practicability
and safety of men of different parties
co-operating to carry out a great meas
ure essential to the welfare of the peo
ple, where neither of the parties favor-
lnar it could effect it alnn TIiam ...
a co-operation on one issue, the i&w
ana nt fat Wi. T.
- vitwiuufc ib ia now ar
ranged to extend auxh a nlan thMinak
all the States on another vital laaae of
even greater importance to thia ooun
try. No one party can do thia. hat a
majority of the people in all the par-
tie want it done, and they ran do it
if taey will eo-operate.
rsort-S ncsr ivitr t raait.
Tlat smtII that saenac tbe pople
n the election of a President wbuae
administration of tbe gxternnt
as perpetuation of tbe preheat fi
nancial system, can only be averted by
tbe people tbemaelvee. It may be too
late four years anr. Tne preeeni ao
normal conditions do net warrant be
lief in tbe peacefol aubmisaion of tbe
people to further oppression and im
poverishment. Tbe gold gamblers
may deride tbe popular ebullition as
a systesa of bans leas "aorialistn. but
if tbey arejwiae tbey will beed tbe ad
monition and not persist in their
greed of accumulation at tbe vxpn
of tbe tolling and suffering people. The
piaia, patriotic doty oi every A mencan
who love and honor his country, who
would jealously guard its institution,
who would die for tbe principles that
bare made it tbe rrealest. the ricbt.
tbe proudest tbe most independent na
tion on the face of the globe, is to a
serf bis manhood and subordinate
party success to tbe country' wel
fare in tbe impending conflict.
"Let us have this metal money re
stored and in tbe proportions found
in nature's storehouse, and as it exist
ed in Washinton's time when the flag
ana tne constitution were fresh and
God seemed to speak to the people
from an open dook.
"The men who are for gold stand to
gether, no matter what party tbey be
long to. They have control of both
Republican and Democratic parties.
The people in their districts, striking
at entrencned power, knock out first
one and then the other party, but
no matter wnicn turn is taken, rold is
uppermost. The gold leaders are keen.
determined, and loyal to the eold
standard. Are tbe silver leaders less
determined, less intelligent, and less
loyal 7 if they are equal to tbe
otners in tnese qualities, what is
the matter with them that they allow
victory after victory to be scored
A. A .B a.-l
against them, and that, too, when tbe
silver people in the country are in the
"The people are enraired and iustlr
so. May they say at last to these lead
ers, 'Lo! these many years have we
sent you ior silver, and you have re
turned to us without it; you are un
profitable servants and have led us
through the bog and quagmire of
uisappointment. e like to honor
you, but you must take us by some
other road ard reach our idol. The
men who blazed the way to the silver
conference did well. The people see
the citadel of their liberties, and are
ready for the battle. The Philistines
are at our doors. To your tents, oh, Is
NO SILVER, NO TARIFF.
Four Republicans Block tha Way to Tar
iff Lcft-uiatlon-And Stand By Sllvar.
There mi an vril'rrr in tha CAn
ate last week which looks very much
like a determination on the part of sil
ver Republicans that if tbe House will
a,. AY S a a . .
uoi pass tne suver Din, tne hen ate win
not pass a tariff bill.
Mr. Morrill, in charge of tbe tariff
uiii, wanteu to Dring tnis matter belore
the Senate. Four silver Senators voted
aeainst that motion. Thv Mr
Carter, of Montana, who is chairman
A SL. "VT A. ' a . a
ui me .national iiepuDUCan commit
4V . Vi r a. . M . a
mv; mr. juantie, oi tne same State;
Mr. Dubois, of Idaho, and Mr Tnr
of Colorado. If these Senators stick to
this position, it will effectually block
all tariff leiriaUtiAn in tha Oanata
O ... .mv
the Populists and Democrats may be
counieu on to vote solidly against tbe
Republican tariff measure. It is un
derstood that the no fmir Tt
Senators will thus keep tbe tariff bill
lruiu cuuiidk oeiore me senate until
ovujc iniuguiiiuu is Kiveu 10 Miver o.
Aft. TT J
The aienificancp of thia ant;
emnhaaized when itialrnnirn that iU
teen Rennblicmn Snatrra hn an
proved and signed a resolution in fa
vor of silver. The resolution and tbe
names of the Senators signing it are
nere given :
"Resolved. That we are in favnr
rescuing the people of the United
States from such i mwnil i n rr r1 n ir.r hv
removing the difference of exchange
wmwu oiu sianuara countries ana
silver standard countries by the only
method Possible, whieh in tho froa anil
unlimited coinage of silver at tbe ratio
atra-.. t 1 a. 1 ? a - .
oi io iu i oj me inaepenaent action or
the United States, and we are in favor
oi a win ii wnicn snail be sufficient to
equalize the cost of production in the
United States and in European and in
Asiatic countries, and that the pro
tection mciaenc to sucn tariff shall
eauallv distributed in pt Motinn
the United States, and between the
various products and industries of each
H. M. Teller. Colorado.
"Edward O. Wolcott, Colorado.
"Lee Mantle, Montana.
"T. H. Carter, Montana.
"George L. Shoup, Idaho.
"Frank J. Cannon, Utah.
"Arthur Brown, Utah.
"Francis E. Warren, Wyoming.
"C. D. Clark, Wyoming.
"J. C. Pritchard, North Carolina.
"John H. Mitchell, Oregon.
"R.F.Pettigrew, South Dakota.
"H. C. Hansbrough, North Dakota
"George C. Perkins, California.
"J. D. Cameron. Pennsvlvania.
UI approve of the above, but prefer
w uave tue ratio loft to l."
A DcitracUra Flra ia GreanTllla.
A verv destriirtiva flra .
- t -w - v a-av ovvui a At
Greenville in this State last Saturday
night, by which nearly half tbe busi
ness part of the town was wiped out.
a weuiy-tnree Dunaings were destroy
ed, including tbe opera bouse, which
was valued at 110,000. Ten of these
were two-story brick buildings, and
eleven were frame buildings. Elliott
.eros. toss was fo5,ooy. They carried
Is tbe Itouadatloa af
the Weavderfal Oarm by
That It Why Hood's SanaparlTJa
girea snargy in plaoe axiiaustion.
Tht b Why th tettttntadalsfor
Hood's Saimtdlla art) eolid facts.
.whlto wtker p-npejntfc. of Urn
meri have come, held a Utile tem
PWTfiaror, and are heard of bo more.
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