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RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL '29, 189G.
1EETING OF THE '
tee appoint 4ntv-even
delegates i writing, which i tt limit tunMrli
at large. w art- w tiling to g
The central rninmitti- wan ..- t..l i A, K- "I" roV.
A CJoinpleto Record of Its Proceed
ings and Work Actions
Which Make State History
I'RINGIPLE VS. "SPOILS."
I lm Hr-.il( Inn of Til lieptildlran ,
ntltl- ff i,r th
l.rt; 'inlftr of l'efle Atilana
r. ...... i,,. i,r ii.hu ami
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U!.if.n.liiL' to a call by the chair
inin, tho Stat executive committee
..r it... I'.... 1. ' party met at the
I'nrk Hotel in this city on Thurs
.lay, April Kith at I o'clock. The
.-.nnouuccuient of the meeting cre-
tft! unuual inter at in tho State
, unrig tho members of all political
; , rties ana attracted bo great a
t ;:ul r of peoplu as to make it the
i . t largely attended folitic.il com-
,i tec meeting i ver held in North
i':n members of
i nt wcret
V. irioa Butler, chairman; Hal
,, r, secretary; Col. Harry Skinner,
W. A. tiuthiie, Dr. Cyrus
: i . iT5on, Cant. A. S. Peace, Capt
.V II. Kitchin, Theo. White, J. II.
l ,, . r. R. 15. Kinsey, N. Otho Wil-
:. A. C. Ureen. '.V. O. Stratford,
At l'iis Mniw. J. i . Hamnck reprc-
r.Murtho Stli District but not a
i i iiiluT of committee J. F. (Mick,
I : y for J. II. Sherrill.
. uing the largo number of peo
!.'howero present an interested
mlit rs of tho riurty were noted
i . Inllowinv:
I. Mclay liyrd,!). iill, .Ta3. Amis,
1 1. I. Meacham, A. 1. (Jarrett, u
i. ! !;. tier, .1. A. Sims, J. T. West
:;,, 'land. T. W. Baldi, .1. A. Oreeu
I. I'. Honsa. W. II. Jenkins, S. A
.' mono. .1. T. I'aschall, .J. J. Jenk
i . K. H. Linoberry, J. K. Hryan
K. V. riake, J. J. liocers, W. S
i; u S. A, Lourance, W.S. Bailey
W. 11. Worth, W. LI. (Jibaou, A. J
li.i'.l.y, W. M. Brown, K. A. Moye
lnL.Iohn (Jraham, S. (1. Satter
wii tc. Shcriil' Smith, of Vance,
N. Siiawoll, .1. C. Wilkersou, Im. B
.1 i. ncs, I). Averitt, V. V.Carter
V. S. Bowers, J. T. B. Hcover, Dr
.!. 11. I'erson. W. E. Fountain, Con
-m ssmen A. C. Shuford and W. F
Strowd. J. W. Denmark, J. L. Itai
.v. t'viu4 Murohv. L. B. Nash. Z
M. Ii. Jeffreys, and quite a nutnbe
-t others whose names were no
noted down in the busy moviner to
.ind fro incident upon the meeting
This assembly of people consti
tuted a splendid lookicjr body of men
iiinh above average intelligence and
ability, and the uncero interest tliey
fU in the ui.-Utors to be consid
ered stamped them as a body of men
of patriotic and honest convictions
At 1 o'clock p. m. the committee
met in the large assembly hall of the
I'ark Hotel and was called to order
by tho chairman. Visiting members
of the party were cordially wel
comed and seated.
Capt. Peace, of tho committee,
moved that au invitation be extend
ed to the party members present to
. pros their views upon tho mat-
r of "eo oncratiou ' which would
i i . i i. i
( oiue oeioie xue couiuimee, auu uu
nny other matter wiih which they
Might desire the committee to deal.
Tuui motion was adopted, and the
chairman requested that those pros
tut would fxpresa their views fully
:vud without reservation. It was
a. -toed that the Congressional dis-t-
;cis should be called in numerical
or ter and that parties from each dis
trict fhould.be heard in such order.
I'ndf t this arrangement all the
Mti'icts were heard from except the
ninth. Twenty-four speeches were
made extending over a period of
three hours, during which tho views
;iml oninions of every section were
At seren o'clock, the chairman
expressed the thanks of the com
tnitteo to the members of the party
tor ti'oir attendance and expressions
ui opinion, and then tho committee
iuliourned to meet at 8:30 o'clock in
The committee met at S:30, aud be
ing advised that a conference commit
tee from the State committee of the
Republican party desired a consulta
tion on the question of co-operation
this matter was taken up for discus
sion. Tho question was earnestly
and deliberately discussed for nearly
six hours. Frequent reference was
made to bo opinions ana views ex
pressed in tho speeches in the gen
eral conference meeting in the after
noon, and a tremendous stack o
letters, from every county and from
various sections in many counties
with the views of the people living
therein, stood in evidence before the
cimroittee and constituted a pohti
t 1 X ! J. L vmm.m
cai compass ior uirecung iue ctuim
of the committee. The best of feel
iug prevailed throughout this long
discussion. At II o'clock a. m. a mo
tion was made to appoint a confer
ence committee of live including
Senator Butler to meet and confer
with the Republican committee. The
motion was unanimously adopted
and the following conference com
Marion Butler, chairman; A. S.
I'esce, S. Otho Wilson, J. Y. Ham
rick, J. M. Cutchin.
7ue full committee then adopted
a proposition which the conference
o'uiniittee was instructed to present
t ' the Kepublican committee.
The committee then adjourned till
1" o'clock Friday morning.
FRIDAY MOUSING SESSION.
The committee met at 10 o'clock.
luf i mation was received from the
lippubliean committee that they
would be ready for conference at 12
The State committee then effected
tie following business:
That delegates to the national
onrentiou be appointed by Con-
irressional district committees. Four
delegates were apportioned to the
ihth district, and eight delegates
io e ich of the other districts.
i hut the State executive commit-
y the fall committee asdt-lfgateH at
It was ordered that the date for
holding the State convention be left
to the central eomoiitteo.
K. Otho WiUon wm appointed a
commissioner on transportation to
St. Louiit. The committee- Iheu ad
journed till 2 o'clock.
CONKHIEKCE TOJIMlTTEE ItEI'OliT.
The cotntnitte! reasHembled at 2
oclocjc. itia con't rf nee corruitteo
stated hnf thev had tx-t-n in confer
ence with th Hepoblican committee
aud were temlv to report. They ro-
orti;d the following proposition as
laving been offered by the ilpubli-
JUl.CKJif, N. C, April 17. ISW.
T the Conference Committee of tho
We, the nmlei signed conrerence
committee, on behalf of the Repub-
ican Statu executive committee sub
mit the following as tho basis of co
operation for the approaching cam
1. In tho apportionment of the
several offices to be voted for, the
Republicans ehall nominate and the
Populists endorso the following can
('') Attorney General.
(1) One Justice of the Supreme
And the Populists shall nominate
and tho Republicans endorse
y'2) Secretary of State.
(4) Superintendent of Public In
(.") One Justice of the Supreme
2. That there shall bo complete
co-operation between the respective
parties in Congressional and legisla
tive districts and counties, a3 in
3. That the agreement heretofore
made between the respective parties,
according the Senatorship to the
Kepublican party, is hereby ratified
and confirmed and the Populists are
to support the nominee of the Re
1. That under existing conditions
each party hall run its own electo
A. E. Holton,
Clmirm.in Republican State Execu
H. L. Grant,
Member from State at Large.
James H. Young,
Member from State at Large
J. C. Pritchabo,
The conference committoo report
ed further that pursuant to instruc
tions from tho full committee, they
had offered the following proposi
tion to the Republican conference
WnKRKAS the differences between
many of the cardinal principles of the
.National l'eopie a 1'arty ana tnose oi
the National Kepublican party are so
divergent as to be unreconciiauie
Wiikrkas, it is manifest that in or
der for two political parties to sue
cessfully and honorably co-coperate
together, that such co-operation must
be based upon, at least, one cardinal
principle which is common to them
JIKsoLVKD, 1 hat the sub-committee
of live be, and is hereby authorized to
ropose to the Mate committee of the
Republican party of North Carolm
co-operation ipun the basis of the pre
amble and resolutions adopted and
signed by lion. Henry M. Teller and
ifteen other Kepublican L mted Mates
rhairman Krp ibli. an Sa? Ktn-utivr
If. I., i.tusr.
MMi'o-r Hat at l.arf.
Jim- II. Vol s.i.
Member State at I.irgr.
.1. '. lKiTrnar,
ThM SlETTf E.
( Accoiiipaiit irie tin lrttr wa an
exrt copy of thf tlrn proposition
r.-iade by tto Itpoblifan cotnmtt a
given above )
A motion va promptly made to re
jec t tt.i proposition and lh? motion
to reject wa adopted without a di-
Th wretary was instrio ted to no
tify the Kepublican committee of the
action thus taken.
It was moved that a committee of
four be appointed to draft an addres
to the People's Party. The motion
prevailed and the following appoint
ed : Chairman Uutler, Congressman
Shu ford, Capt. W. II. Kitchen, and
Maj. W. A. Cutbrie. The committee
then adjourned to assemble again at 9
o'clock to hear the address to be for
mulated by this committee read.
Miring the recess, tlu secretary, act
ing under instructions, sent the fol
lowing letter to the Kepublican com
To the Conference Committee of the
State Kepublican Executive Com
(ientlemen: I am instructed by the
State executive committee of the Peo
ple's Party to respectfully inform you
that your proposition for a basis of
co-operation betweeen the Kepublican
party and People's Party iv? this State
II. n . Ayku,
At f o'clock the committee again as
sembled, heard the reading of the ad
dress drafted by the sub-committee,
and adopted the same. The address
appears in another column.
AN ADDRESS j
BY W. R. HENRY
He Speaks to Ihc Mecklenburg i The Medical Journals Arc lie-
- . I
County Alliance-He Miows Einninr To D.cus The
Up Financial Thievery. Great Reform issues.
Senators, including Senator Pritchard,
relating to toe freehand unlimited
coinaee of silver at the ratio ot i to
and the tanlf: the same being-jo
accord with, at least, one of the cardi
nal principles of the .National I'eo-H
pie's Tarty. J
IiT.soi. . ki, TTiat tne con(niiitee jy
the part of the Republican party be
requested to comnfunicate in writing
ts acceptance or rejection ot tuis
proposition, to the end that if accepted
GOLOBUGS AND BANKS
They Work IIanl In II aud To Control
Uolh Old PrtlH And I'erpeluate le
preMHlon and Hard Times.
The New York Chamber of Com
merce is an organization of specula
tors and gamblers. They are gold
bues. They direct the policies of both
the Democratic and the Republican
parties. They have been doing this
for some years: but a man who said
so was called a 'crank" by the "lead
ers" of the old parties and all their
contemptible little cuckoo clackers
But these Cnamber of Commerce
goldbugs themselves are virtually
saying their object and aim is to
boss the rotten old political gangs,
thus giving the lie to thwse little
Tk Aim Am4 mk W Ik AllUan-It U1 Si ti D
Till tta BtM(4i LW-A Ttftar lk (W4kac-A
Mecklenburg County Alliance met
with Davidson Sab-Alliance April U
All the sub-alliances were represent
ed except two. All the subs report
ed on the increase and doing a good
work. The next meeting will be
at Back Creek sub-alliance on the
23d of July. The first day will be
for the public who will have the
pleasure of hearing some big speaker.
The regular business was transacted
and adjourned to meet next day to
hear the Hon. W. R. Uenry.
Mr. Henry was introduced by Dr.
W. P. Craven.
After expressing his thanks for
the warm introduction, Mr. Uenry
referred to the historic scenes by
which they wero surrounded. Just
in sight was Melntyre's branch,
where fourteen Mecklenburg pa
triots drove back to Charlotte a regi
ment of tories and goldbugs. Mr.
Henry said he was pioud to address
the Alliance. Partisan politics
would not bo discussed. Politics is
the science of government. The Al
liance is the school in which that
science is now, and has for a long
time been most successfully taught.
Napoleon had his Old Guard whose
imperial head shook every throne in
Europe. The Alliance is the Old
Guard of this republic. Organiza
tion i3 the chief characteristic of the
age. All vocations and professions
had organized mostly to advance
their own interests. The farmers, the
most conservative element of the
country, and the greatest sufferers
finally formed the mighty organiza
tion called the Alliance to remedy
great governmental wrongs and to
secure the prosperity of all. In all
ages the farmer has been a patriot.
Mr. Henry elaborated this idea.
The Alliance is not dead, as declared
by its enemies. It will never die,
until the great "demands" it has
enunciated and borne to the front
' v4tm Hum rWlt fr Tka Tt rt4
CH aa Tarai T Lm Tktr laflacat Fr i Ckt j
The ' Medical Wcrld" of Philadtl-i
phia, is a widely circulated j uioal
among intelligent pbjtieiaEF, aod
aa authoritative publication. Tbe
editor of this journal clearly r.-ccg
nixes the evil effects on tLi physi
cal system of ''hard time," and Las in
a most commendable manner incor
porated into this journal what misht
be -called a "Department of Econo
mics, " in which the great questions
of the day are forcibly and oonvicc
ingly discossed. The physicians who
read this journal cannot fail to be
cone acquainted with these ques
tions. There may bo ami physi
cians who think that if "hard times'
produce illness, sickness p.. it is
the very condition most to bo de
sired by them as practitioners, be
cause it brings them work; but there
are many others who ln jw that they
cannot get pay for their woik un
less easy times shall come; and there
is also a large numbfrof physicians
whose humane hearts wish f r tho
elmination of everything that cause
the worry aud trouble that fiaally
produce the worst forms of physical
illness. These men have welcomed
with pleasure tho new department of
the "Medical World "
Following are some extracts from
one of the World's articles:
"Money is the blood of commerce;
values and obligations are expressed
in it; therefore, it should have spa-
cial safe-guards thrown around it.
It should not be subject to control
or manipulation by private parties
or combinations. The reasons are
obvious they have been painfully
obvious during the past two years
The banks have contracted credit
refused payment of currency, and
collapsed entirely in many cases, to
the great loss of depositors; specu
lators have raided the treasury for
gold, and the government has in
creased the interest bearing indebt
edness for more gold, until it was
A CHAT CUBAN VICTORY.
I a .
Key Vt, KU , Avnl 15 iiavaca.
April I': via Key Vr. TL nvt
arac bnttiv ot the ar La UbI
foufht. Ta Cctao rr tfe tutT.
Tber wer ..,ia' reb' acatntt l... rr
Spaniard and tb l a 4 a Bar
row tccapo frJir art i.iUi-ti.
It ws ouij liicrii! Actoiiiw
Macc-o fear that Lewi b :og ld
into a trap that cau t h :.n to n-fratn
from wiping tho Alfon. XIII lUt-
tahua. compoArd of tbe rrark sea
of the Saabirh forrt- in Cuba, from
That urh (mall forct of tie Span-
i.n were arravel againt ucb over
whelming odd waa due to a failure
on the part of Coiobel SaLiLtz Et
chevarrla to bring bia reinforce
ments up in time. For Li error the
colonel has been cited to appear be
fore a military tribunal that ha'l
decide whether be mutt stand trtal
by court martial. It i agreed
among thoe familiar with tz;e dis
cipline of tho Spanish arniv that the
colonel will never command anothe r
The battle occurred in the teiri-
tory between San Diego de Nunez
aud the Gulf coatt lat Saturday.
It lasted several hour, during which
time the bpamads were chased over
ten miles of ground and wero only
saved by reaching the Bay of lleuda.
where tho gunboat Alerta txk a
hand in the 'fight and hell the
Cubans at bay by shelling them un
til the Spanish soldiers wen safe on
There are two stories of the flk'ht.
the one is from the Journal corres
pondent with Macco, and the other
is an official report furnished by
General Suarez form the field, after
..lrri DEUOCRACY VS.
latitat. 4 inhiiI IM rw
a4'a Umst Ma hi I r-lrr.
At its rrfuiar a at .!
City TftarvUy. Apr.l Vtfc. h t. tw. Whv Frt Cclt.rt ef SiUtC Cl
f4U.tc rreaW .ad rol.t.o. I " T W
uaaaiaaoaaJy aJoptrl by tta I Ml D4 bCr4 Timil M
a, a m a , , m . . ... I
Wuca&aa. Wit and ivitaJe are
jo,cr,t toC.il,rr at J 3 oar ran RECORDS, TACTS, OP1KI028.
to free who i ia delt. aa4 I
Wun, t o!r our prraat
"aaaeial ytrm M pii of tbe
I'mted State are Lopelt ia Jett,
the re fore .
KloLvat, That recard tbe
yteui ahirh gives a aoeowlj of
the money of the ronutry la a fe
men aa direetly teadieg to Jetry
our free inttitntion. anJ all wto
favor oeh a tytteu hoolJ be re
garded a traitor to Atarriea lib
erty. We look with contempt and loath
ing on all who are aiditg tiritiah
tonea ly directly or indirectly help
iag to continue our present financial
We reaffirm our delegation of all
legislation tending todegraJe ailver,
and our firm behef that all paper
money should be ioed by the gov
ernment itself, baaed on the p-wer
of taxation, and made equal to
metal money by being made a legal
tender in payment of all debt aad
taxes. No corporation tbould be
allowed to iaaue paper money for
private gain at the eiprnu of, and
not backed by the cKd faith of tbe
We endorse the platform of the
National Farmers Alliance at it
last aoaaion in rebruary last. am
LOOK t'OH NO I'tkMiMXT fkOf-l IM1-
. T .'II
are triumphant, it win
no political organization that is not seen that the people would permit
pledged to Secure those demands. I no more of it. Then a "contract'
Thfl sneaker then discussed the prin- or "agreement" was entered into,
whipper-snappers and whoopers who cipies of the Alliance, and presented by which this process of gold deple-
u.a. v c uccu ii i id iuc uiouo I the justness OI mi se priuoiiie, auu uvuauu iuiug ui oouus wo lciu-
at men of brains and integrity. the necessity of their execution into porialy stopped. Enjoy the thorght
That New lork Chamber of Com- iaw The colossal fortunes and mil that our temporary bi;sini)ss lm-
merce has sent out a circular which jjonairism in Ameiica, and the provement ia by the gracious per-
oontains the following: methods of their accuniulsition were mission of a few gold speculators!
"To the Commercial Bodies and Bus- f ully depicted and explained. The If we had government banks all over
iness men of the United States: uniat laws that rob the masses to the country, the deposits of the peo-
The Chamber of Commerce of the make railroad kings, Standard Oil pie would be a source of financial
State of New York believes that the magnates, coal and iron barons, strength to the treasury instead of
time has now come for a movement trust pirates and stock gamblers to the banks. The New York banks
on the part of the commercial bodies were dwelt upon at length were burdened by an enormous sur-
and all men whethea engaged in Mr, Henry said that the restora- plus while the treasury was depleted,
in farming, manufacture or trade, tion Gf silver to the constitutional Isn't it strange how things are all
who are interested in commercial throne which it occupied until hurled lowed to go! Yet we are to blame
nrosneritv in the United States to ikufrnm w JnVm Sherman and his if we don't try to change the laws. We
I I .. lUBHHUm " " I i - ! 3 .1
,s in IMS, is tne para- "1 that a nugget had been meked nr, in
American politics. esci are ousy seeping memseiyes , - ;T.T""
. a i ii i au. u aa i- a w ui a. w v aa u ia a a a wv 1:1 i 11 i 11 t -
ana ineir inenas m oince; anaso ue- d
tween the two we, electors and b, o Jake Shinn.the finder
favor of silver. He explained Sow me, priuciv,xCa u , , R
Cabarrus connty, told the
passing through the hands of the
Spanish press censor. Both reports
agree on the points that the Spanish
were defeated and that the battle
might have been very serious for
Maceo if Colonel Sanchez Eschev-
arria had followed the plan of the
campaign and arrived in time to
THE LARGEST NUGGET.
A 'ill found Hau of Gold Found In tell
fornla and On of CIO i'ound lu Austra
lia,. To the Editor of the Charlotte Observer)
As to gold nuggets, the largest
found in the United States was that
discovered in Sierra county, Cali
fornia, August 21, ISoTi t'3' one J. J.
Finney. Its weight was about 343
pounds and value nearly $00,000.
Several other nuggets and masses of
gold with quartz attached have been
found in California of values all the
way from $10,000 to $50,000.
But for big nuggets. Australia
leads the world. In 1872 one was
found that weighed G40 pounds and
brought its owners $113,000. It was
imbedded in blue slate, 250 feet be
low tho surface, and its finders were
at the time living on charity. Other
Huggets have been found in that
country weighing close to 200 pounds.
It was reported a few weeks ago
a further conference may be had to ar
range the details of co-operation un
der the terms of the above proposition,
being understood that all candi
dates nominated in this State for Pres-
dential electors and for State olllcers
by their respective conventions, and
agreed upon by both of them, shall sup
port tne aoove caruinai principle auu
vote for neither men nor measures an
tagonistic? thereto, flhe Resolution.)
"whereas, The ainerence oi ex
change between standard silver coun
tries and gold standard countries is
equivalent toa bounty of 100 per cent
on the products of the silver standard
' t iiERKAS, lhe cost or production
in the Old World and particularly in
China and Japan, is less than prod
ucts can be produced or manufactured
for in this country by American labor
without reducing our farmers, miners,
mechanics, manufacturers and indus
trial workers to the level of Chinese
coolies, therefore be it
'Kksolved, That we are in favor of
rescuing the people of the United
States from such impending danger
by removing the differences of ex
change between gold standard coun
tries and silver standard countries
by the only method possible, which is
the free and unlimited coinage of sil
ver at tna ratio ot lb to 1, by the inde
pendent action of the United States,
and we are in favor of a tarilf which
shall be sufficient to equalize the cost
of production in tbe United States and
in Ivirope aud in Asiatic countries,
ari l ilia the protection incident to
such tariff shall be equally distributed
in every section of tbe United States,
and between the various products and
industries oiaoacu state.
"II. II. Teller, F. E. Warren, Lee
Mautle, G. I.. Shoup, J. C. Pritchard,
Ed. O. Wolcott, John II. Mitchell,
Frank J. Cannon, R. F. Pettigrew, Fred
T.Dubois, II. C. Hansborough, T. II.
Carttr, George C. Perkins, J. D. Cam
eron, C. D. Clark, Arthur Brown.
The conference committee, in con
nection with its report recommended
that the proposition of the Republican
committee oe rejecieu, ana siaieu iuai
the Republican committee bad the
proposition from the People's Party
committee under advisement and
would report thereon.
Tbe proposition from the Kepubli
can committee was promptly rejected,
At 5 o clock tne Kepublican commit
tee submitted its answer to the Peo
ple's Party committee. It was as fol
RatEiOH, N. C, April 17, 180G
To the Conference Committee of the
People's Party, Raleigh, N. C.
We respectfully decline your propo
sition to abandon the Republican or
ganization in North Carolina, and
submit a counter proposition for co
operation on State and local anairs, l
remove from political agitation the
question of the permanence of the
standard of value upon which all of
the business of this country is trans
acted. It invites co-operation to
lui euu, u u tuvm v " silver was demonetize oy means ?uZ72 ir:::; mine, Cabarrus county,
strong puunc opinion in oenaii or of map and blackboard he set tor in j-ubu.a. """"V" writer last year that in the early days
an unequivocal utciarnuou uy SOme of the ettects oi us uemoueii-i 'b & . - "V of this mine a nugget was found of
ponucai couv cuuuus jl nj x n iHion upon tne couniry m.j espo- 1 .
i rkat i'aktiks m lavor oi ine rua,n- pioiiv npon tho farmer, ine na-
enancaof our existing standard, and !nr.ni A.Y.t in iRfifl was nror two bil-
of the elmination of all doubtful ex- h;on dollars. In 1890 it is little over Private or corporation telegraphs
pressions in respect to tho re-open- one billion dollars, but because of exist only in the following countries:
ISO OF THE MINTS ot the L united demonetization the nations 1 debt of Bolivia, uyprus, nontturas, v,uoa,
tates to the free coinage of siL- hgOG. though one billion dollars less, Hawaii and the United States!
I r? I All at L. .C avL.
VER. has so increased in purchasing -a." me rest ui iuo civuusu worm
Therefore, we ask all citizens to p0wer that it would require six hun- has the government telegraph. Even
uniteiu a vigorous effort to urge the dred and fiftv-fonr more millions of in gypt, a few years ago, I sent a
selection of delegates to the ooliti- K,i,e a th farnsrs' wheat to nav telegram from a station pretty well
cal conventions of both great par- it than in 18tjG. For thirty years up the Nile, to Cairo, for less than
ties who wilf advocate clear and the results of toil have been poured
di-tinct platform utterances in fa jnt0 the mouth of the money mon
vor of the maintenance of the pres- 8ter, and so far as our national debt
ent gold standard of value. The js concerned, not a cent has been
time is short and action ought, aid .to sav nothing of the addition
therefore, to be all the more prompt 0f two hundred and sixty-two mil-
tfca llaaiaf lraalala
4 ia !- ta4 Tn
Ytm lvOta lvl tke Iwaert.e
party aa4 fall eoatret of tata f
r aseet It 14 Urf waeity
ia the lle&ae. a eaBail aaaeet
tv ia tk. Caper lUaee. aJ Uo Pre
ideal a J Lu cabiaet were al t
the ara prty. A great aaamlf
of tbe AaiencaQ efl wee thea.
at bow, claiaorica; fwr the fro -age
of eilver. A large aaajonty f
tho CoBgreeaiosal aaeatbera ka-4
proraieed, if the people wenlj ey
give them a Mhaeee,M that taef
would give aa free routac- Taey
evea weat o far ae to re bob ace te
Shermaa law, ta their t,aUoaai plat
form, a a "roeaHly nakehkft.M
lhd they give u free eoiBrT Ne.
n byT la the Irvt place tkey eoaU
not do it. The parly wa elivi Jel
both Iluntet of i'oagfeee. A aaa
iortty of tbe leaiMeral ia tao Lowee
tioue mere ia favor ior released
to W) of free coinage, la the Upper
Ilonae they er brarly evealy di
videj. while the aaiaaiButrattoa m
bitterly oppoeed te it. Now jVa
will ee by examining the above.
what a complete deadlock the lmo
cratic party ia.
Reader. au( po yoar waffoa u
tuck faat to the aaad a ad jwm
should tend aoine Uiua eith a teaaa
to pull it oat, and they hould hitea
one hor to one end of the wagwa
and the other bora to the other ead
How lour would it take to pall that
load out! Well, yoa aay, that ta a
very foohah iueation. yet that ia
precisely the poaition of the letao-
cratie party oa the ailver aaeetioa,
one-half pulling one way and the
other half tbe other way, with the
chances a little in favor of tboee
who are trying to pell the load
deeper into tbe tnud.fr they diJ ane
ee.1 in ainajtig the hhertuaa law
deep that you could not touch it with
a ten-foot pole.
"Oh, well, you aay, 't intebd
to weed out the goldbt t from tho
Democratic party next year. My
friend, don't deceive joureelvea lika
that. Yoa undertake a thing like
that and yoa will get the worst weed
ing yoa ever "toted.
Well then, let as auppo yoa had
defeated the goldbuga in your na
tional convention, nominated a ail
ver man and declared for f re coin
age in 3 oar platform. Yoa take
the party and atart oat on your cam
paign. Firat yoa go to New York
and plead for their off rage. What
answer will yoa get!
"Get oS from here with vonr
cheap money argument ! Go back
to your aage-braan ana amnio;
about 5G pounds weight, but was cut
into several pieces for division be
fore it was sold.
The Messrs. Kelley, referred to as
part owners of the Reed mine, are
the makers of the steam road roller
which has done so much toward giv
ing us good streets and roads.
Mecklenburg Gold Miner.
Charlotte, N. C, April 13, 1S0G.
IF THE PLATFORM SUITS HIM.
ICA INTIL TUIM !EMAMS AkK EX
ACTED ISTei LAWS, IKOIEKLT IS
rORCED. We call npon all patriots in Amer
ica to unite against tbe rule of Brit
ish gold regardless of what political
leaders may advice.
A. D. K. Wallace,
Heat Oat rroaa Waaaiagtoa - Bear Ike
1'lmpa Waa 1114 Jobs tlaae Tka
Cm Inat Abas Ta Us Tbalr H.d
How Oaallaanaa) Leas at Iba rl
t. am pa.
For the Caucaalau.
Favetteyille, N. C, April 17,
DG. The reports sent out by tbe
Washington correspondent to the
Raleigh and Charlotte papers of tbe
argument in the contest case of Dr.
Cyrus Thompson against J. O. Shaw,
from the 3rd Congressional district,
now pending before Election Com
mittee No. 2, in tbe House of Reprn
sentativesof the United Statea, were
all of course in' favor of Mr. Shaw
and his counsel.
One would have KUppoaed from
reading their accounts, that counsel
for Shaw, just literally destroyed
Col. Thomas II. Sutton's argument
for Dr. Thompson and Col. Sutton
They tell how Mr. Thomas, of
Newbern; Mr. Rose, from Fayette
ville; and Judge Buxton, also of tbe
same town, (who was filed by Mr. Uamp, and tell your ailver mine own
ouaw as a itepuDiican exhibit) "went ers lhmi are for ,0 money out
for" Col. Sutton how they correct- here xb.n yoa go to New Kog
ed him-how they "sat him down" anjf wbtre you gti practically tbe
or "called him down" and oh! how anBwer. Then with a amile of
.I.AL ywA v. ; m ..I a.:. A . . a .
j "p aw.w uiw i 1 conndence. you turn your iaco we-
pieces'' (very small pieces) and "acat- ward. "Now." yoa will exclaim. "I
tered him to the four winds," etc., UDOW ym hd. for tho great Weat
Of course it was to be expected
that the. goldbug machine Demo
cratic papers would have had their
Washington correspondents to do
is a unit for free silver ! Westward
ho! Weatward ho! When you
approach the people there, they turn
their backs to yoa.
"We have never liked the Demo-
very thing nothing elae was to cratic party." they will aay, "bat wo
Villa uciri uiiucu.
Then come the banks which aid
and abet the goldbug bank owners.
And the banks are aided and abet
ted in turn by Cleveland's office
holders. The Maryland Bankers!
Association recently held a conyen
tion. Among those who were in attendr
anee were James H. Eckels, United
States Comptroller of the Currency
ex-Comptroller H. W, Cannon, of
New York; E. H. Pnlen, of New
York, President of the American
Bankers' Association; William M.
ten cents! It was transmitted and
delivered with military faithfulness
and promptness. We can't have
such service in this country, because
concentrated ca ital with its large
income watered stock and immense
lions of bonds, with millions of in- prohts must be protecteu. regardless
terest, and millions of bonus. The 01 me interest 01. mo poupio. aj
present status of the political parties I do it by nsng newspapers that de-
touching silver was reviewe-u. uu - dd Q ittter to w
-a ai.- , :s ;f n-,. haw!. &ndbv giving free telegraph ss an open leiier 10
Ot mo most iuu.'juui 1 - . ; . , "
one -of the sae'degt gpectaples, was privileges lavisuiy
x nntHrnr nartv hnv I and bv no end OI
Cleveland Way Indicate Ul Wllllna.
ncss to Accept hj a Letter.
New Vork, April 10. A gentleman
just returned from Washington,
where be held conversation with the
President, is.authority for the state
ment that Mr. Cleveland will soon
a a i ' m a. 1 A 1 1 a. 1
to Congressmen, tc,".ub "-J
other little arts democratic rarty towara political
rrinPinl7thnssacri The average e6"ons; ""ua.ey a
principle, thus sacriocing me peopie v mhwi-ti caoma anrnr:a,ncrv finB. Washington is saitl to be connected
to the plutocrats. - XantiWrtTtheVa T with the issuance of this letter. It
Mr. J P. Caldwell, of the Char- Tel that Mr. Cleveland's letter,
lotte Observer, is against the tree , -onw oftrc nr mnro in case he finally deciles to issue it,
the P. 6. Department has been ask-
coinage of silver: he is what is
Known as a goianug, mai is telegraph service of the
rnM standard man. and he is frank t u.ii.
enough to declare it. An open an
Tell everybody you know how far
behind the rest ot the world we are,
fuse a fourth nomination, provided
, t i , 1 noniTHi iuh acot ui uio wwaau. ., .. .. . .. . , .
server, or any man. ouuu c. . determine : . VC? yonvenwon ooeys nis
for the single gold standard as Deing: rto behest, particularly a3 to the car
country be taken by the government
1 , .1; it. Ai.i
Rinmrlr. Pro5idpnt nf th Cheatnnt : vacnonturl tli Jin I ano maoe a r lUO J"
National Bank; Caldwell Hardy, c0ldbugs masquerading in the garb ieu-
President lrginia Bankers' Asso- Qf silver. The speaker would like
ciition, and R. H. Rushton, Presi- o know how the editor of the Ob-
dent Pennsylvania Bankers' Asso
ciation, for tne single goia stanaaru uciuk 1 . , i ri
? .t - - 1 rr aemaau a, uiiaiJiic. wv
ir tne welfare 01 ine peo- - , , v.
tion which was approved by Comp- Ule. and in the next breath say that Huo""J "1 u.:- t
troller Eckels: h would stand for silver, should " smuAT"t.
"Resolved, That we are nnalter- ,lia nartv command him to do so. I cn!Pe""u Yt r' '1' "
ttuijr uppvecu m tuu uoo vinac Ha Wmcn IS tne most jmpormui, naci - , , Knw lot n havfl it at cost
- v ' j -1 laauiaipia vi pujj v ft'---j
our currency, in whatsoever lorm it Gf tho people?
Mr. Henry spoke two hours and a
half. At the coaelusion of his ad
dress Mr. Jones Hunter arose, and
thanked him in the name of the Al
liance of Mecklenburg county tor
will strongly advocate consecration
to the cause of tariff reform and
devotion to the single gold
It will, it is said, contain a defense
of his bond issue, and will distinctly
not say that Mr. Cleveland will re-
may be presented! that we nrmiy
and honestly believe that the true
interests of our country will be best
served by its rigid adherence to the
gold standard of value, the contmu-
Tbe "Battery Park" Iamitl hj aire.
have been expected anything eiae
would rave been highly improper
and immensely irregular out of
order very mcch out or order;
and the whole performance would
have been highly amusing, if not ao
ridiculous and absurd.
We, here in Cumberland county,
know all those named who are from
this connty, and have known them
and heard them at the bar and on
the stump and it has never yet
been made to appear that Col. Sut
ton ever went down before any of
them either in the court house or
on the hustings and is able to "hold
his end of the log" against all or any
of them, and all comers besides.
Of course he is made the target of
abuse and "belittlement"' since he
became Dr. Thompson' counsel,
and exposed the flagrant frauds of
Cross Creek township daring the
election of November 1894. Of
course he is hated civ some or most
of the machine who perpetrated or
connived at such frauds but that
"cuts no ice" with the honest men
of Cumberland county who regard
and esteem Col. Sutton as a bold,
able and fearless exponent of the
people's rights, and who has had the
manliness and courage to fight tbe
like the postal service.
anc ( f which will not only preserve
Our needs are so simple, so plain,
so" urgent; so few see them. The av
nr&ce voter takes far more interest
in who will be the next president
rhan in what that president will do.
"ring machine'' and their frauds all
Tbe Battery Park hotel, the lar-1 through, to the final end in the Con
gest in Asheville, was damaged by I gress of the L mted States, and will
fire on the morning of tbe 10th inst. I verily believe, be rewarded by aee
to the extent of $20,000. The flames ing his client seated aa our repre
originated in the kitchen. Over 200 sentative, and right, truth and virtue
gnests were in the hotel and all left thus vindicated,
the building in safety and without So let the "penny-a-linera" pour
confusion. The damage wa" con- out the soil of their wrath npon Col.
fined to the wing occupied by the Sutton the more yoa pour the bet
ter we like it, and tbe
raises him our estimation,
tinguished by 1) o'clock, and at neon
all the guests bad returned to their
rooms. The loss is fullv covered by
performance go on.
will try to stand it.
He can, and we
h sneech which he hid jut made. I n In ?T1 if" i JlZ I kitchen and servants' quarters. The
its financial integrity and the future That thev were profoundly rejoiced ine meoicai pn f""" re started at 7:30 a. m. and was ex-
welfare of its citizens, from the Un wA a man in their midst who is " ,
wage-earner to the capitalist, but wu" villing to stand for their JE'?"
: 1 1 : ai i ai a. 1 - . . ,1 1 Tim massca - uicauo v va j
Z"L:ZluJ:e:S? and to champion ineir w have seen th:s and felt it in the
. - j ---1 riguis.
development of its resources which m. Henrv's eulogy on Senator
win eventually piace 11 nrsi among Butler's course in the Senate was Oa the morning of the 17th inst. a
the commercial nations of the earth.?' i.ndftd to the echo. -t ha n,V nf th Ameri-
And Mr. Eckels said: I nr. Lnn .f;oi fn f)m nrnva vliorA n t : Tn
people will never one of the mcnic dinners ,3. Iette orn Toronto, written down to give the heart st. and that
.', . rrC tk.nl IU IUO laiwcsi wi iuo jwiaua; wvuicaa I organ CVUKUUCBUT
wiiii . " -tt.lof Toronto and Eastern Canadian I strokes less a minute than when one
a nunureii men an mo iwv w
time of the explosion. Two were
killed outright and several were
snvprelv ininred. The con vert or
were persuaded in lb'J2 that we coold
get relief through it and wo helped
to put it into power, and now it aaa
left na in a much worse fix than we
were in before. Oh no, yoa cannot
fool as again.'
Then with a look of despair yoa
tarn to the thousands who have de
serted and are still deserting the
party in tbe South
There yoa meet nothing bat hon
Hear their answer to your plead
ing: "We have loved yoa, and yoa
proved false. We tarned awa? from
yoa then, and what did yoa del Dad
come to as and ask to be forgiven,
and promise to do better in the fu
ture! No. tou kieked ns anal
spurned us, and heaped all manner
of abuse and villineaVion upon na.
There is no name too harsh for 70a
to give ns; no abase too heavy for
yon to heap npon as, and bo false
hood too revolting for yoa to con
coct against ns. . Yon haTO tried to
disgrace yonr own State, where we
ere in power, in order to disgrace
. . a .
ns. -o, we can never iouow your
Sag asy more. Never !
Now I have tried to show why it
was that we failed to see are free
coinage when tbe Democratic party
was in power. Tbe same conditio
will bring oat the same result. If
the Democratic party was returned
to power in its present shape, it
would be just as powerless te pass a
free coinage bill as it was in 1KTJ-I;
the same old dead-lock that existed
then would still exist. It would be
the utmost folly to try to regain con
trol br dividing op what little that
higher it I there is left of iU so there is no
so let the reaaon in the world, that I can
L mi a a .
"ine silver people will never
again get another such bill (silver
bill) through both Houses, and if
they do, tbe American people will
never place a man in the Presiden
tial chair who would permit such a
measute to become a law."
Now, will the people let these
money anarchists rule them and de
press them? The people have the
power to prevent it. Will they do
To Lafitrlbata Marriageable Women.
Vancouver, B. C, April 16. The
mayor of Vancouver has received a I takes the time
for which Mecklenburg is notsd.
Jas. H. Alexander.
Ten Thousand Troopa to be l'et For Con-
The Daily News, London, Eng.
published a statement, on what, it
claims to be good authority, that the
government will send 10,000 British
troops to the Soudan in tne Autumn
was on the fourth floor of the build-
inir. There was great excitement
3 - w
and many narrow escapes.
why a frejp silver man should remain
in the Democratic party.
I know it is hard for a dm to
I give op his old party ties, but thoa
a. j r.a
HBIU uui saa uw asv
if they will only have the courage
of their conviction.
The only way to ever secure free
coinage is for all men who believe
in it to unite i a party already a
tnr it. anil arhnaat laa1ara era
cities. In this unique epistle the is in an upright posture. Multiply fi -:-,- for in every 8titithe
writer states that, according to sta-1 thai dy sixty minute, and it is six I ijon. and whoee aineerity cannot
tistics. there is a shortage in the fe-1 hundred strokes. Therefore in eight I v. .,, -tinned. All unite under that
male population in the Northwest! hours spent in lying down the heart I h-ne.r and present a solid front to
territories and British Colombia I is saved nearly five thousandtrokes I th tntmr and the victory is oars.
amounting to about -iu.uuu, and I and as tbe Heart pumps six ounces I WhitkoEE OaTDOV.
there is in eastern Canada a cones-1 of blood with each stroke it mis
Why Oee Feela CblU Wfcea Lyles E'
From llarper'a liaur.J
The reason is simply this. Nature
when one is -lying
1 1 r 1 1 ia 1 1 a liid uuiiuau aaa luu aauluivu
For the purpose of reconquering that inst,, William Rice, a jounc e w- -
I 4ur l barber, was snot Dy aiiss iuBif wi a w ,uv. jwiaa.oiucui.uau
, icui.vij. 1 ' .... , - 1,. .Aman rf crncul health and moral I rvnaitirtn Aa
. 1 - A.11J. fa. miniiiiMiirrju ruiuaut n. uv ..w.-... m
St I ,U6JI- P . - .1 , x m a 1 J" i 1. J I 1 ,
I rire as xcw aaeraa. I
1 t r a a I. .;nVt 1HVi I ntn1.nr OVATTl! Tt a of unmarried I htrt thnman nrtnMi laa f V.lrwvrl I It-heeJ aVelbHaarBlleaia up WH
&x oeauion, on mo ua6at t r o - - . j -. " . . 1 - . a v : R.
t ox eignt nonrs spent in i ma wuui aiiw-iwiaaw a.
when one is in an upright I icaw. Mich., was blown up byjiyn-
the blood flows so much amiters eariy on use mmw wa
11 t : i I'.it i m riinarawi tne anrnaaav
was trying to effect an entrance into i caaracier " cat, w wj utairioutru more siowiy uirougu uue teuu wnea i aaaa uim. w J Li
The East Carolina Barrel Factory her home. Mis purpose wa evi- ------ I'wVA." L JZl TiuaaitnxUd
OUier LXiaU lUUUUi J . am ivi -w -- - una i.iu.uBwiuu. u wwa.Mii.-(- - - . . mwtA tnr
on ine van bmm vi uav a
lbi. i tnree monini ior i,uv uuy eovCTeo aj lumam
Rev. E C. Melton, of Willis Creek
Cumberland county, a Bapti
preacher well known on the Cape
Fear, waa thrown from hia bncflrc
1 1 -n 1 1 . , tt . - I -i TT 4 T ?n I riantlv
ana aiuea last wees, ne was going ana otorago uuusc, . icuwu o , j --- - . . . . a.ui:.u . ,nmt .4 yt kal n- r;.,A K- ,:Mi.;
down a steep hill, when the harness cotton gin, and a warehouse owued weapon usea was a pto 3T:r IV IZ1
Dy ine aunu wu. vvuua -"ri T l-i:" 1 r.f k T- mnr demoielIe for British Colnm
oonof o I Railvra.Tr at Naw Harae Wrfl hnmefl I aillOU IS U tllLlvl . " I J r
. "-"Z I . . ,
Mr. Melton was thrown
tree, crushing his skull.
I on the 15th inst. Loss, $6,500.