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M Sacond Class Matter.
A ftw man la the People's Party are
just now taking delijrht in railing at
U at Ion to thf statement, made by Sen
ator Butler to the last legislature tbat
he favored co-operation again, and in
the event of sucb co-operation that he
favored the election of a Kepublican
for Hen a tor to aurceed Senator Pritch
ard. Those who are quoting thin state
ment aaj that, therefore, they are in
favor of accepting an term that the
Republicans make to us for co-operation
this year. These men loudly
proclaim that we are under obliga
tions to the Republican, and that we
have no right to have anything to say
about the terms of co-operation, but
In order to keep "good faith" we must
(0 it blind, let the Republicans name
the terms, and then fall in line and
support any ticket or condition that
the Kepublican name. They seem to
take the position that we are bound to
co-operate with the Republicans even
If it means sacrificing every principle
of the party, abandoning the organi
sation of the party, and going over,
body and soul, into the Republican
camp. Tbey say that the reason they
are bound to accept such hard terms
ie because Henator Itutler said he fa
vored co-operation.
Such an exhibition of over-sensitive
regard and blind loyalty, which these
few Populists aeem to have for a vol
untary expression of wish or desire of
Benator Butler is very remarkable.
Their blind subserviency to Senator
Butler's wish as expressed above is so
very remarkable that it needs to be
analyied. Let us see if there is not
something beyond their desire to ad
tanoe the People's Party, behind
their apparent over - sensitiveness
boot this matter. What position
Would we expect any man of fair in
telligence, who had no axe to grind,
to take with reference to this state
ment made by Senator Itutler?
A fair minded man who wanted to
ct squarely, to keep good faith, and
at the same time to stand by his prin
ciple! and guard the Interests of the
People's Party, would, we submit, take
the following position : lie would, in
the first place, ask whether or not
there was a bargain and sale with ref
erence to the election of Air. Butler to
the Senate. That is, did Senator Itut
ler or any of his friends, or the Peo
pled Party as an organization, have to
make promises and pledges to the Re
publicans as a condition to his elec
tion to the Senate? He would also in
quire whether or not Senator Butler
bad to make this particular statement
tbat he did make as a condition to his
lection, or as a part of a trade and
bargain agreed on beforehand. If so,
he would ask how far the Peoples
Party, as a party, was bound by such
. trade.
He would find upon investigation
that co-operation had practically been
greed upon in the State before Sena
tor Vance died, when there was but
one Senator to elect, and - tbat one of
the terms of the co-operation 'was that
the Peoples Party was to have the
Second, he would find that the mem
bers of the legislature, with few ex
ceptions, were pledged by their con
stituency from one end of the State to
the other to support Mr. Itutler for the
long term, and tbat they were pledged
to do this without any condition, but
imply in view of the whole arrange
ment of the State, Judicial and other
tickets, on which the Republicans had
by large odds the greatest number of
Third, he would find that every
candidate among the Republicans for
the Senate informed Mr. Butler and
bis friends voluntarily, aud not only
Informed them but assured them, that
they were not candidates for the loug
term, but only for the short term, aud
further that Senator Butler was nomi
nated for the long term without a
Ingle pledge, promise, or condition be
ing made by him or any one else.
Fourth, he would find tbat when
Benator Butler made the statement
that he did before the legislature
bout co-operation for the next year,
that not tingle Kepublican or Popu
list expected him to make such a state
ment, or knew he would make such a
statement before it was made. The
statement was not only purely volun
tary nd gratuitous but simply ex
pressed the opinion and desire of Sen
ator Butler with reference to the mat
ter. He said that he favored co-operation
for the next year, and, in the
vent of co-operation, the election of
Kepublican for the long term. Sen
ator Butler was under no obliga
tion to make auch a statement, but he
did make it simply because it expres
hla viewi aniK feelings then, and
it expresses hi views and feelings
But where is the man who is not a.
nave or fool (or blind pie-counter,
hunter) who will say tbat (his state
ment by Senator Butler binds him or
the People Party to accept any term
which the Republicans see fit to name.
Thia would be the most absurd propo
Itipn ever made by any man outside
of a lunatic asylum. In short, Senator
Butler was not elected to the Senate
bj any trade or deal or promise with
ny politicians or any other candi
date for the Senate. He was elected
as the people's choice. He did not
have to make any pledges to be elected.
No politician or combination of poli
tloiana or candidate could have de
feated bim. Every Republican cand
idate la the raoe assured him and
his friends that they were for him
for the long term.
Fifth, he would find on every
oocasion glace the election In 1894
when the question of co-operation for
the next campaign was discussed, tbat
Senator Butler freely tod frankly
pointed out to Senator Pritcbard. and
to every other Republican witb whom
toe matter was discussed, that it would
be necessary to find some common car
dinal principle in National politics on
which to bate co-operation in a Na
tional campaign. Kvery time henator
Pritcbard or anv other person surfeit
ed that the electoral ticket could be di
vided with one-half arold men and the
other half silver men, or tbat a State
ticket could be run witb one-half sup
porting and voting for a goldbug for
President, and the other half denounc
ing goidbugs and supporting a candi
date who stood for the patriotic Amer
ican principles of Jefferson and Lin
coln, Senator Itutler pointed out the
insurmountable objections and utter
folly of attempting such an inconsist
ent and fatal course.
Senator Itutler saw the situation
then S4 clearly as he sees it now. He
then pointed out the dangers ahead,
and the only true course to follow to
avoid them the only plan by which
honorable and successful co-operation
could be effected in a National cam
paign. This was also discussed fully
while the last Legislature was in ses
sion between Senators Pritchard and
Itutler, and a number of their friends.
I'.esides, Chairman If utler's official let
ter file, as State Chairman, shows that
he has on every occasion written ex
actly this same opinion to everT Re
publican or Populist who has asked his
opinion. In addition, the State Com
nuttee of the Peoples Party, at its
meeting in October. 1805. called tocon-
sider this very matter, passed an ofll
rial resolution to the same effect, and
instructed the Chairman to send copies
of the same to Senator Pritchard and
other Republicans who wrote concern-
ingco-operation for the next campaisrn
The committee decided not to publish
its resolutions, honinir that co-onera
tion could be more harmoniously ef
fected by conference than it could by
publishing ultimatums through the
newspapers. Senator Pritchard and
inner prominent Kepublicans were
promptly informed of the action of the
committee. Therefore, the position
which the State executive committee
of the Peoples Party took at Raleieh
on April lth is nothing new to the
Republicans. They have been thor
oughly advised as to the views and po
sition of the Peoples Party committee
all the time; but it seems that some
Republicans took it for granted that
since Chairman Butler and the State
committee did not go into the public
prints last summer and lay down an
ultimatum, as the Republicans had
done, that they were not in earnest and
did not intend to insist on a course of
principle as a basis of co-operation.
The Peoples Party State committee
stayed out of the public prints on this
question, thinking and trustingthat it
would be easier to effect a co-ooera
tion if there was less said by the two
parties through the newspapers. In
stead of this course of the Peoples
Party being appreciated by the Re
publicans, it seems, on the other hand
that some of them took advantage of
knowing what the true position of the
Peoples Party committee was, to go to
work quietly through correspondence.
and possibly by personal solicitation,
to try to influence certain Populists,
to try to prejudice them against their
State committee, and probably by
making promises of offices and re
wards to try to get them to over-ride
the advice of the State committee.
Chairman Ilolton ha boasted fre
quently that they would succeed in
doing this, and that they would split
and divide the Peoples Party. This
game, thanks to the integrity of the
members of the Peoples Party, has
fallen Hat.
Briefly, this is the situation. Now
what will any honest, fair-minded
man say? Will he say that the Peo
ples Party ought to accept the propo
sition, the ultimatum which the Re
publican committee laid down to us on
April 17th? No!
But if the majority of the Peoples
Party in State convention shall say
that because Senator Butler was elect
ed to the long term, they feel
bound to accept any terms that the
Republicans may name for co-operation,
even if it be such terms as means
the disintegration of the Peoples Par
ty, then Senator Butler will hand in
promptly his RESIGNATION as Senator
rather than have the Peoples Party
make such a sacrifice on his account.
He is too good a Topuist and too
strong a friend of the people to allow
the Peoples Party to be sacrificed to
keep him in office.
Or, on the other hand, let every Re
publican, elected to office by the last
co-operative fight, resign, and we as
sure our Republican friends that every
Peoples Party man will also resign.
Then if we can not co-operate against
goldbugs, we will draw the line square
between the people and the gold com
bine. Do this, and we will fight the
whole battle out to a finish this year,
and abide by the verdict of the people!
Thk Caucasian still hopes that
there can be honorable and successful
co-operation, but will never agree to
any terms of co-operation which means
the crippling, disintegration and
death of the Peoples Party. The
principles of the Peoples party must
be enacted into, law before the people
will ever see any more proapty. No
party will fight for these triples
but the Peoples Party. Therefore the
Peoples Party is the only hope of the
laboring and producing classes of
America. Let us stand for principle
and the people will stand with us.
The Winston Republican in its issue
of April 30tb, says :
"The State and every other South
ern State bad better be lost than car
ried on a free silver plank."
The Charlotte Observer will have
get a move on it. The Winston Re
publican has now outdone that paper
in its devotion and subserviency to
goldbuggery. They are both organs
of the gold party and the Ohn
should certainly try to keep on a par
ity wiw its vvinston neighbor.
a cbstbijc TomrotniT
The Caccisux has received a num
ber of letter from Popa lists saying
tbat inducements are being offered to
tbem to try to get them to agree to the
Republican terms of co-operation. We
warn the people to be on tbeir guard.
All kinds of promise and inducement
are being offered from certain quar
ters. It seems tbat tbe Republicans
do not desire co-operation on any
terms tbat would strengthen tbe Peo
ples Party. If tbey cannot have co
operation on terms tbat would cripple
tbe Peoples-Party, then tire scheme of
some of tbeir leaders is to try to di
vide and disrupt the party. Let our
people spot every Populist who be
comes a Republican agent to help in
this scheme.
Tbe Republicans made us a proposi
tion which they knew we could not
accept. They have known for over a
year, in fact ever since the last
Legislature was in session, that tbe
Peoples Party could not co-operate
witb them on the terms they named.
They have been told so on all occasions.
The State committee of the Peoples
Party officially informed them to this
effect in October of last year.
The Republicans deliberately made
us a proposition which they bad been
informed officially that we could not
accept, and one tbat they knew we
cculd not accept unless we were will
ing to cripple, if not to kill, tbe Peo
ples Party. They then refused to
make or to consider any other propo
sition. When tbeir proposition was
declined, as they knew it would be,
they then at once proceeded to abuse
and villify tbe committee for not ac
cepting their outrageous proposition,
and, in addition, proceeded to make
certain offers and promises to Popu
lists to'try get tbem to split off from
the party. Take warning! The Ke
publican goldbug scheme is to try to
split the Peoples Party. Keep your
eye on any Populist who favors or
helps the goldbugs in this contempti
ble scheme.
We are informed that great efforts
have been made, in certain quarters, to
get Populists to come to Raleigh this
week to make some kind of trade witb
the Republicans for certain offices. We
have been informed that Republicans
are writing letters to certain Peoples
Party office holders, and to others,
whom they think they can tempt with
certain inducements, to get them to
come to Raleigh. We have letters say
ing that the Republicans have not
only been actively distributing the
Gill-Amos circular, but in some cases
have offered to pay the expenses of any
Peoples Party man who would come to
Raleigh this week to meet tbem.
We notice that one Republican paper
says there is to be a Peoples Party
State convention in Raleigh this week,
and that the Republicans will fix up a
fusion ticket with such as are here.
Another Republican paper says tbat
it is the duty of Republicans to en
courage the bolters and kickers. Of
course it is clear that the purpose of
these Republican goldbugs is to try to
divide and split the Peoples Party.
Any Peoples Party man who comes
to Raleigh this week will not
come as a delegate representing
his people. He will represent
nobody, and the Peoples Party
will not recognize what he does. He may
get the promise of an office, and will,
no doubt, promise to deliver a certain
number of the Peoples Party votes to
the Republicans in return for it; but
they will not be able to split the Peo
ples Party by such tactics.
The Republicans will get just one
vote by such a deal with such a man.
Those who go in such a trade, in defi
ance of their party, are on their way to
the Republican camp, and. the sooner
they get there the better. There will
be two recruits who will leave the old
parties and come to us on principle
to take the place of every man who de
serts his principles and the Peoples
Party. Those who cannot abide by
the action of the Peoples Party organ
ization can go at once into the Repub
lican party, or back to his vomit in
which evei of the old parties he pre
fers. The Peoples Party will never go
into either party. It will stand by
principle and fight both wings of tbe
gold party.
We have received a number of let
ters asking us why we did not reply
to tbe contemptible, villainous attacks
which some of the Kepublican organs
have been making on Senator Butler
and the People's Party State commit
tee for the past two weeks. These
Kepublican pie-counter organs deserve
no more notice, and will do no more
harm than the Democratic machine
papers have done in the past. In fact,
they are suffering with exactly the
same complaint.
In 1892, when Senator Butler and
the members of the People's Party re
fused to vote for British goldbug Gro-
ver Cleveland, and for Governor Carr
because he supported such a Tory and
enemy of the people, what happened?
Lvery little hungry Democratic ma
chine editor in the State began to
pour out the vials of tbeir wrath and
abuse on Mr. Butler and the People's
Party. These newspapers did not at
tempt to show that Grover Cleveland
was a patriot or a true American, or
to prove by argument that the princi
ples of the People's Party were wrong,
or that the members of the People
Party were inconsistent in refusing
to support such men. No. to answer
our arguments or to give the facts was
something that they did not dare to
do. They simply dealt in villainous
and lying abuse. They called every
man who loined the People's Party a
deluded crank, a traitor, and a tarn-
coat. Why? Simply because thou
sands of tbe honest yeomanry of the
State had asserted their manhood.
Simply because these men had gotten
between the State Democratic ma
chine and the goldbug Democratic
pie-counter at Washington, which
was then in sight.
The Republican politicians in the
State are now suffering with this same
disease. Tbe j do sot dare to disease
the principles contained Id tbe prop
osition which tbe People's Party mad
to the Republicans for co-ope ration.
Tbey do not even try to disease and
defend tbe spoils proposition tendered
the People's Party In the Republican
proposition. 3fo, no. Tbey cannot
afford to do this any more than tbe
Democratic machine could afford to
tell tbe troth and face the issue in
1893. They are simply "cuMing" mad
because the People's Party has refused
to sell out to them for a mess of pottage,
because the People's Party has dared
to stand op for principle now as it did
in l&ft. The People's Party has got
ten betweentbe hungry, gold-truckling
pie-hunter and the Kepublican geld
pie-counter at Washington, which
they think is now in sight for them.
Hence the "cussing," hence the abuse.
We will not at present pay any more
Attention to this gang than we did to
tbe Democratic machine in iSiti. But
at tbe proper time the People's Party
will be very apt to knock some sense if
not some decency into them after the
fashion tbat tbey have administered it
to tbe Democrats in tbe past. The
people are right, and will stand for
those who stand for tbe right.
We could not give space to more in
teresting and, at this time, more in
structive matter than is presented by
Maj. W. A. Qutbrie in this issue under
the head of "Legal Tender by States."
It is something which will be pecked
at, as a matter of course, by little gold
bugs, but it is also something against
which they can produce no effective
Comment on the article cannot
strengthen it, but it may be pointed
out tbat a State need not be subject to
the conditions which a national gold
bug administration may impose, un
less such conditions are desired. And
if a State should decide to nullify
those conditions, in part at least, it
would not be going beyond the rights
and franchises granted by the national
For a State to pursue the policy
outlined by Maj. Guthrie would be to
brinsr forth from corporate and mo
nopoly organs a terrific fusilade of
criticism and abuse; but this would be
no worse, nor would there be any
more rascality or villainy in it than
there was in the abuse heaped upon
those patriots who met in Mecklen
burg in 1775, and declared tbey would
no longer submit to tyranny.
North Carolina people were tbe
first to make that declaration, and it
was heard and endorsed and vindi
cated by every State in the country at
that time. North Carolina now may,
if she will, make another declara
tion of independence; and while it
would be met with effort at ridicule
and abuse by goldbugs and adminis
tration tools of the money power, the
people would hear and sustain that
declaration with the same zeal and
the same effect as the declaration of
1795. Let the people awake. The de
pressing conditions under which tbey
wort will never be voluntarily lifted
by those who impose them. He who
would be free must himself strike the
first blow.
Another Populist is seated in the
House of Representatives. House com
mittee No. 2 has decided upon the fol
lowing cases and will report them to
the House :
Mitchell, Republican, vs. Walsh,
Dsmocrat, from the Eighth District
of New York in favor of Mitchell the
contestant ; Martin, Populist, ts. Lock
hart, Democrat, from the Sixth North
Carolina District, in favor of Martin,
the contestant; Thompson, Populist,
vs. bhaw, Democrat, from the Third
North Carolina District, in f.vor of
Shaw, the sitting member.
It will thus be seen that Hon, Chas.
H. Martin, Populist, takes the place
of Mr. Lockhart, Democrat, who broke
into Congress under the usual Demo
cratic methods. Thk Caucasian cor
dially congratulates the people of the
Sixth District in thus being represent
ed by the man of their choice and
one who, we believe, will reflect credit
on them as well as himself in any mat
ter with which he may have to deal
during the present term.
It cannot be otherwise than a mat
ter of regret that Dr. Cyrus Thomp
son, who was, without doubt, the
choice of the people of the Third Dis
trict, will not represent them. His
ability is not questioned by anybodj
or any party. We cannot yet criticise
the action of the Elections Committee
in this case, but we are at liberty to
say that it was generally conceded
that Dr. Thompson had one of the
strongest cases in all that were tested ;
and while the people of his district
must yield to the decision of the com
mittee, they will feel that there has
been some looseness somewhere, for
they know something about the nefa
rious methods employed to make it
appear that a majority of the voters
supported Mr. Shaw.
We clip the following from an edi
torial in the "Elm City Gazette," pub
lished at Newberne, N. C. The editor
is a colored man. He says :
"Give us tbe silver dollar of 412
grains a full legal tender and the
gold dollar and we shall soon hear the
busy hum of industry throughout this
broad land, and see prosperity perch
once more upon the banner of the la
boring man."
The colored man will never be any
better off till there is more momy. If
we have to live under the gold stand
ard the colored man will see Murder
times than he sees now. If we don't
have silver money then the o.( lnred
man will not see much more money.
Oliver is about all the money that he
sees and he doesn't see much of thait.
If we are to live under th nlfl
standard, then the colored man will be
paid more than ever in store orders
instead of in money.
Senator Sherman AUTO nr xrxrZm
ley is committed to tbe gold policj ,
r TTl" -""'"'w ' not cauing ben
ator Sherman a fool or a liar.
Jsxrxonija.r. sroac
We rt4 that Baron liirscfa, tbe rich
Hebrew philanthropist who recently
died, left tbe Frioee of WiIm a le
gacy of five million dollar. There is
a suspicion tbat Wales bad borrowed
a tremendous araoant of atone y froas
tbe Baron. All tbe pay tbe baron
coo Id get oat of tbe print was some
social recognition while living. This
"social recognition is beld powerful
high by "dooas" and such things, bet
ttraogw to say. there are fools who
will pay for it and pay the price
asked. Tbe baron probably thought,
or knew, tbat this was about all be
coo Id ever get oat of Wales, and to
save bis executors from an Knglish
law suit, he squared op by leaving tbe
prince enough to pay tbe debt due
I can state positively tbat Col. Jas
II. Holt, Jr., one of tbe best known
young men and one of tbe largest
manufacturers in tbe State, will be
one of tbe delegates from this district
and is one of McKinley's most earn
est supporters. Charlotte Oberver
The Cavcasiax asserted some time
ago tbat tbe people were rapidly learn
ing tbat anything was letter than the
Democratic party. The large aud in
fluential Holt family lias, up to now,
been a bulwark of Democracy in tbi
State, and tbe loss of its influence is a
big a single blow as it could get. We
may not be able to commend the entire
course of Col. Holt, but we do most
cordially congratulate him on leaving
a party of "perfidy and dishonor" one
that is so split up and so inane in
character as to represent nothing on
God's earth. Col. Holt has not gone
right, but be cannot possibly go to a
worse organization than the one L
has just left.
Tbe pie-counter Kepublicans are
now abusing tbe State committee of
the People's party. They do not dare
to discuss the Kepublican pie-counter
Kroposition.or to show why it should
ave been accepted by tbe People's
party. Tbey do not dare to discuss
our proposition to them, or to show
why they cannot agree to the princi
ples contained in said proposition.
They try to call attention from their
gold-bug spoils policy by abusing tbe
People's party State committee, and,
strange to say, a few Populists help
them. These Kepublican emissaries,
calling themselves l'opuiists, are get
ting ready to go into one of the old gold
parties. They may go, but the Peo
ples party will never go i nto either one
of these organizations, or sacrifice its
principles to get oflices from either one
of them.
Senator Butler has introduced re
cently two important bills one to
prohibit tbe making of gold notes and
mortgages, the other to make tbe
Trade dollar, the Mexican dollar and
the Japanese (Yen) dollar all a full
legal tender lor this country. All
these dollnrn are heavier than our
present silver dollar. If Congress
will nob passilifsj bills, the next State
legislature sbtxild take action on at
least one of them. The legislature
clearly has the power to prohibit gold
notes and inon tragus.
Silver was demonetized in 173. Then
began a period of contraction and de
pression. It became acute in 1879.
From that year to 1S95 there were
171,389 business crashes in tbe country
involving nearly three billion dollars.
Gold standard makes good times very
good times; for the infernal sharks
who took in all the goods and proper
ty involved in these failures at from
one-tenth to one-half their market
value, and then formed trusts.
Many of the colored voters of the
east are very much alarmed for fear
tbat tbey will be disfranchised if there
is no fusion this year. The Caucas
ian takes this method of assuring the
colored voters of the east that whether
there is co-operation or not, the Peo
ple's Party will see to it that the col
ored voters shall have a chance to cast
tbeir votes and have their votes
counted, no matter whether they vote
with us or not. The People's Party
favors honest elections on principle.
Some of the abuse which certain pie-
counter Kepublicans are heaping upon
Senator Butler is no doubt inspired by
tiieir uisappoimmenc aiine lasc legis
lacure in noi being able to lay parti,
san hands on the asylums and schools
oithebtate. If some of the Kepubh
cans could have had their way, they
would have plunged these institutions
into the pool of partisan politics and
made them a political foot-ball to be
kicked to and fro every two years.
Senator Hill talked six days to kill
the l etter bond sale investigation res
olution. He came nearer talking him
self to death than he did the resolu
tion. And strange to say I no Demy
paper seems to feel called upon to say
anyemng anout mucn talking, it a
Populist makes two or three speeches
of an hour each, there goes up a mon
grel, canine bowl from "these papers
about long-winded speeches. &c. See?
Chairman Pou has gone into the
predicting business again. He says
tbat the Democratic party will sweep
the State this year. It will be remem
bered that this same chairman Pou
predicted a week before the last elec
tion that the rocked ribbed machine
would sweep the State by 40,000 major
ity, c-nairman I'ou, iiKe tne ooy in
the graveyard .whistles to keep up bis
courage, who can blame him lor that?
The urbane and erstwhile genial ed
itor of the Charlotte Observer is mad
again. This time it is because the
Senate passed Senator Peffer's resolu
tion to investigate those secret and
scandalous bond deals. And tbe worst
part of tbe whole thing is tbat Hill,
"the watchdog for the rascals," didn't
want it passed.
The Utah Democrat has changed
j,v,8 name. It endured the cognomen
att long as it could, but being a
st raight "in the middle of tbe road"
Po pulist paper, it concluded to change
its name and is now published as
"The X Kays." It is a good name.
It s bows up a lot of tbe rascality of
the two old parties.
At tbe town election of La Grange
on Monday of last week, tbe Democrats
and Kepublicans fused in order to beat
the Ptwple's party ticket for Mayor
and Aldermen, it will not be Ions: un
til these two old parties will be fusing
from one end of tbe State to tbe other,
in their elTorts to defeat tbe party of
principle and tbe party of tbe people.
We have received a letter from one
of the county chairmen of tbe Peoples
party stating that tbe Kepublicans
were uisinuuitug me utjii-aiijos circu
lar, and offering to pay the expenses
j : i . i - r i i .
ml any Peoples party man who would
go to Kaleigh on May 13th to attend
the Kepublican State convention. We
will see how far this game has been
Two weeks ago we asked if there
were any members of the People's
Party who were in favor of accepting
tbe proposition which the Kepublicans
made to the l'eople's l'arty State com
mittee. So far we have not heard
from a single one. If there is one we
wish to publish bis name. ,
McKinley seems to be very much in
the lead as a candidate for tbe Kepub
lican nomination for tbe Presioeocy.
it is generally asserted ana as gener
ally admitted tbat his campaign for
the nomination nas been a "boodle
business" from start up to date.
We presume tbe Hon. Jno. S. Hen
derson, who recently made a complete
flop into tbe goldbug camp, is getting
his reward. Kepublican papers are
patting bim on tbe back and saying
"good Johnnie."
He Followj Senator Teller acd
Tillman With a Note of D5
&nce to the Ooldbngi.
Of TkMfa m4 Mrtl Marti lJ
la t Lcliarl-l!atWr l
BUI' rip-Tk 0l4fer Will (Mini
ta NatlaaJ Ca !!.
Wahixuton, l. C, May II. Tbe
past week has been of more than un
usual interest in Congres. Senator
Vest has followed Senators Teller and
Tillman in making a declaration on
tbe same line as theirs. Tbe positions
which Senators Teller and Tillman
took waft not unexpected, as their
view were known, but the position of
Senator Vest was a great surprise, as
well i great gratification to many
of bin friend. A few months ago Sen
ator t stated that be would stand
by whoever ua nominated at tbe
Chicago convention. This rauoed him
to be criticised by a few in Washing
ton, who bad thought teat he was a
man who would put bis convictions
and principles above party: and, lie
sides, it raised a storm of protest
among the rank and file of the Demo
cratic party in Missouri. At that time
Senator Vest thought that tbe silver
men would control the Chicago con
vention. He now sees that tbe gold
men and monopolists have tbe ma
chinery and will dominate the conven
tion, as they bave in tbe past. Lst
week, in a deliberate and earnest
speech, he pointed out the tactics and
methods which the gold men are now
using to control both old party con
ventions, and closed by saying that if
the administration continued to domi
nate the State Democratic conventions
with Federal patronage and other in
fluences, as it did the Democratic State
convention of Michigan, that be and
tbe people would not be bound by the
action of such a convention. His
speech was listened to with tbe deep
est interest by every Senator and by
the crowded galleries. He admitted
that the great masses of bis party at
borne bad criticised him severely for
saying that be would stand by tbe
nominee of the convention, whoever
he might be. This shows, and there
are many other evidences to tbe same
effect, that tbe people are determined
not to follow goldbugs and machine
politicians any further; tbat tbey are
determined this year to condemn the
traitorous parties that have brought
tbe country to stagnation and pov
erty, and to vote for more money and
better times.
The measure of the greatest interest
for the past week was Senator Peffer's
resolution to appoint a special com
mittee of live Senators to investiga'e
Cleveland and Carlisle's bond deal
with the KotlHchild syndicate. Sena
tor Hill led the fight on behalT of the
gold men in opposing an investiga
tion. He talked day after day, but
without effect. When the final vote
came at 4 o'clock on last Thursday
evening, the resolution was passed by
an overwhelming majority. A num
ber of efforts, however, were made to
defeat the resolution by indirect tac
tics. When these efforts failed and
every man was forced to take a stand
squarely, in favor of investigation or
against investigation, a number who
were opposed to investigation were
afraid to go on record against the res
olution. Senator Peffer and the Peo
ple's Party deserve the credit for the
passage of this resolution. Congress
has been in session here for mouths,
with these bond transactions going on,
and not a single Kepublican or Demo
crat made an effort to stop theni or
made an effort to investigate the na
ture of the transactions. A number of
Democrats and Kepublicans, seeing
that they could not defeat the resolu
tion, got some who were really in fa
vor of the resolution to join with them
in amending it so as to have the Fi
nance committee of the Senate,instead
of a special committee, to investigate
the bond transactions. This was done
to keep Senator Peffer from being on
the committee. This conduct, of the
old party Senators was anything but
praiseworlhy. It showed a littleness
that the people will not approve, and
that they, themselves, should be
ashamed of. But it throws the respon
sibility of the investigation upon the
Finance committee, and if the fact
and the truths are not brouglit out the
blame will lie on tbe heads of the old
parties. If Senator Peffer had been
put at the head of the committee, as
he deserved to be, there would have
been no doubt about all of the facts of
those dark and shady transactions be
ing brought to the full light nf day.
COTT. In our last letter we called attention
to how the goldbug papers were prais
ing Senator Wolcott (who claimed to
be a Silverman), for saying that he
would help the goldbugs elect a gold
!ug President. Senator Hill in hi
speech against tbe bond investigation
also went out of bis way to t-peak
warm words of praise for a silver Ke
publican like Senator Wolcott, who
would turn his back on his convic
tions, and standby a goldbug party.
This is significant. It shows that nut
only the gold Kepublicans are anxious
for every silver Kepublican to stay in
his party, but that the gold Democrats
are equally anxious that the ilver Re
publicans should stay in tbeKepublican
party under the circumstances. In
short, the only hope for the success of
the gold trust is for silver Kepublicans
and silver Democrats to stay in their
parties and help elect whoever the gold
men put up.
In this same speech, Senator Hill
said tbat a man could be a good Dem
ocrat and hold any views tbat be
pleased on the money question. Now
it is admitted by all that tbe money
question is the overshadowing ques
tion for the coming campaign that it
is more important than the tariff or
any other iue. Therefore. Senator
Hill could have said, with even a
greater show of truthfulness, that a
man could be a good Democrat and
bold any views on the tariff that he
saw fit; or, in fact, could be a Demo
crat and hold any view on any ques
tion that he saw fit. That is, a man
could be a bigh protectionist: a rank
goldbug; a shouting British Tory; a
subservient tool cf trusts, monopolies,
and combines; an ardent admirer of
John Sherman, and at the same time
be a good Democrat. This is tbe cor
rect view of the matter from tbe gold
bug standpoint, and tbe hope of the
gold men is to get the silver men and
those who claim to be friends of the
people to take the same view, and fol
low tbe lead of the gold machine.
A few weeks ago the silver men
claimed that they would surely con
trol tbe national Democratic conven
tion, but every day it grows plainer
tbat tbe same thing will happen at
Chicago, on J.uly 7tb, that has hap
pened at every other national Demo
cratic convention tbat " is, the
money power and tbe monopolists will
again write tbe platform and name
the candidate. But fortunately, such
action on' the part of the national
Democratic convention this year, in
stead of being a misfortune, will be a
blessing. It will give the silver Re
publicans or the West, tbe silver Dem
ocrats of tbe South, and patriots
everywhere, a chance to get together
ndrr baaner and Bgbt tb n
Dleeef our cooiitry, who in lb pt
bave, to rxtect. mansrd to bide
tabled party name and a straddling
thirty platform 1 1 matters rot wba
tlx- leader do. Ttt grrsl of
lb popi ia tb Jvwtth al W will
up port I It tain rsorifcsl"d tJ tbe
IV. pie. Party at M. I-ai. on July
534. and tUat randidste staodt a b,ttr
cbanc o( being elected President
than AU Lincoln ilmJ mhra lr a
e!rtd in a Hire corner! ftrM.
K Jit or Kobltaat. w h is a proouu ooeJ
goldbug. and th editor of tb Tine
1! era Id lb leading gold paper in t'tl
cagrt. now romes out and says I bat b
and the ether gold men bave been -ured
for over a year from M Kinley"
own lips that tie i opp! to I he tree
coinage of silver; that be would not
accept the nomination on a free coin
age platform, and tbat be wouM stand
squarely with tbe so-called sound
money crowd. I. Jit or Koblsaat says
that be is now at liberty to make tbi
Mt'rmrDt public, tnsmuch a McKin
ley has enough deleifates already
pledred to him tomake In nomination
ure. He explains tbat be has kept
this information from the public so a
not to hurt McKinley's chances with
the great iuae f the people. But
now that McKinley as good a nom
inated, he want tbe whole world
to know where be stand. Thia
is the same game that tbe politi
cians and gold men have
always played in tbe jt.
They bave found out month, if not
years, ahead jut where every candi
date or probable candidate for the
Presidency stood on the money ques
tion, and whenever they were ali
fiedtbat they could own and control
tbe candiJate if elected, no matter
what his past record was it what be
bad said ou the money question, then
they were ready to support biiu. Tbe
only difTrren-e in this programme is
tbat never before have tbey let tbe
people know where a candidate stood
until after be was elected and duly
inktalled in tbe White House. Then
it was too late for the people to pro
tect themselves. But now tbe people
have timely warniug before their
votes are cast. The delegates from
every State that are pledged I? McKin
ley have timely warning and suilicit-nt
just ideation in not casting tbeir votes
for bim. But if the delegates, in the
face of the direct and positive infor
mation tbat McKinley is a goldbug,
should proceed to nominate such a
man, then let no true American citi
zen who loves his wife, bis children,
and his home, cast his vote for such a
British lory, and forsnch an enemy of
the money of the Constitution and the
prosperity of the people, on next No
vember. SENATOR nill.KK SHOWS IT XA10K
11 1 1.1,
Senator Palmer was making a speech
in favor of the gold standard one day
this week, and asked if any Senator
would dare to say that if we had fret
coinage of silver that the bulli jn val
ue of the silver dollar would be equal
to tbe bullion value of t he gold dollar.
Senator Butler arose and said that be
would be glad to answer the question
by quoting from a speech which Sena
tor Hill, of New York. mad at Klmira
on December 4th. 1MU. In that speech
Senator Hill argued that free coinage
would make tbe silver dollar not only
by law. but by weight, equal to the gold
dollar in every resppct, a free coinage
did before 17;'.. Senator Butler pro
ceeded to read the following extracts
from the speech of Senator Hill :
"Did ever anything but free bimetal
lic coinage, down to Ks;;;. make our
gold and silver dollarn equal by every
test? Did ever free timet allic coin
age, down to l7:t, tor one h"iir fail to
makethe silver dollar qial to the
gold dollar, whether at mint or truci
ble, or at any market in the widei
world y"
Then a little further on he says:
"But to maintain a parity implie
the existence of a parity. u parity
exists between the two. Melt the golj
coin and it can be recoined again and
again, a gold dollar. f..r its. private
owner, because gold lias free e;i!i are.
auu -...a iru grains are ir. jiXci
weight nf the gold dollar. Melt tbe
silver coin and it cannot berecoiueJ for
its private owner. It can be Mild to
the Treasury, but for 75 cents r !c,
because silver Las uul fre coinage
though JI2 1-2 troy grain of silver are
indeed the present weight ;f the sil
ver dollar."
When Senator Butler hr.d read I'
this point. Senator PaIhit, seeing
that tbe leading gold nun ou his own
Tu IP v i- r v
tnn w s
The Chatham MTg Go,, Elkin, N. C,
CO o
co cu
,. J.y h?ve tb.e l-wt woolen
(ad WbJtc
Vifl " 'S
.y4 - v
X A "
BACXS L HOLT, Premier,
"St ,....57
aide had thorocg t!y
jWalIltr,:;' I
t be was SMW ,, ftKJ
i to tbe furtt, . ' . !
peecb. Tbe " ,
vnitnr KstWw.vfcM ,,,, f
Senator Palsaer i.lW i j , K ,
lag of. is as foll4;: "'W
-Bat free metallic,
tbieg needful. I rre b
age mowld CHirrta ,,,. . .. " v.
gold, bat wonld idom ,r " ,
old rated true "parit
-I tbat l.t,er.,.
of free bimetallic ct:n, , ..
of rongrea n4 a Sfc-., r ' , S
aay enlarged 1rr.ur, t,,,-
silver) lifted all .ii, rr , .
in all mints, in M
unes throughout u, r , ' J
and not merely In tt - j
from le than fl jf
than l-?iir tHii . e. (:", . ' ,
being tbe point at w , '', N
metallic cotnre, jtr' ,
and fxed ratio brg!t t , , ,"i
ing two-thirds .r ,
ised disnarareRteAt m, . .
. eriy wnfuiiir.
I his shows hew . ,
when be was a ;! tOf .
idrncy in Isi'2, ai d t
be I ad ben rW; ;
have taken Ju.t the
(rovcrl leteland lit.
the South in lv2 ,fx
dared in all of the. r vi:
for free silver and I. r
land. Tbey got .r.rr
did net get free
- t,
nominated David 1'..
would have gotten
inn, out iiiey wiiuii i .
free silver. Neither . u
electing tbo man !!. .,
ventlon wl l r.onut
this year.
" ft;
' a
At 11..
Tl,. IT....
ha decided actn
1 'r..
I .oca hart in Ibe Mn
favor of Mr. Martiti.t!.. i .
diuaie ir onirrr c
air. aiarun cae i
t rf,
one, and it bat beeu ,,-.
're J ?f
nrn win i lie cun-iiu.'
bound to seat bim m il .
. . . . . . .
If. 11
son and Mr. haw- in u .
IPII T It 4a itttiftillTMo l
oer. mr t ummiuti- aln.'.'u4
mere were crcai irauu if, it i
etleville box, and a mjh.W . r
boxes, but declined to tlr,
i . . : t . .
wnr iiui, w iik ii w li e j .,(L;
W HICH IT. I liotnpsoli ft I
. .. .m-. '
eu ineir case, u.f i rtu rtttr
turning boards in the re
threw out a large numU-rof1...vrt
the district on little or no -
in laci.on mere iccunicaiitie
the poll not being cpetied . m 1 1 1
seven ocior. II Hie l
liii been in favor of lr. Ib iaU
.a.a . V
aim tue Democratic ret t u
had thrown it out on tie ric-
which was preseniea Here, it ;. t"t
ted by all that this comiiuit.'r a ,
not bave put tbe box hack to t ' r.r.t
There was probably greater irauc i
ml . 1. t' ... - : 1 1 m
iiii7 rnjrunilir oox Ilisn kill
other place in the djlrit, at J it i
certainly seem that if there i, J
a box that should be thrown .uf
it was this one. Tbere will l..-f.t-regret
among ll.nne who kt.
Thomson at I be de. Uit.ri .f
mittee. I r. Thompson is a n m.
oniy oi i lie iiignest trsotial iiit;
ty, hut is a scholar of wide 1. n
and a man who could he worth a pi
oeai lo ins Mate and to bi ui.iri t
Congress. f be ia, m '.-i
would have !ecn one of the lut
lights of the l'eople's Party her.-.
Mr.iioodwin.a People's Tartj .
test ant from Alabama, has been i
ed, and lias since !ecn noTima 4
.ov. riixr by l be I'eonle'a Parti .f
State. 'J hi makes Iwo People's IV!
Congressman that bave. hn n seated I
route-ts tins ion of ,hki
ixr.iK oriiois will xor
;! Iai ;.
Senator Dul'ots i.f Idaho ha. tti
a stand with eu:r Teller. IN!.,
written a let!, r to the .f
Stale Kepublican committee of Ii:.
saying that he would not siip;.rt
nominee oi m! ii-piiuHran cot tn.'.
for President, if it nominated M - K -ley
or any oth. r goldbug. srv.
DuBois is onec.f the sixteen
can Senators who .igned tbe i 'ir
resolutions prrturj and irhrt t
.vnaior leller. Now let N-ti:.
j Pritchard from lis-South standby tl
J West for the money of tbeCotiMituti
mill in the State. They do Ike Urc
Headquarters foriho Dosi. Orfi
Brooae "ti TTnTkwal Tasks TwV
nysoath Rack, Crown and VkaTCUom.
x.igttt ttntunm, Indian and pw ni tWin- rfea
Mnaoofy Docks, Fes Fowk and FatvCaal n-ms.
Ff"rfe t4 Cf-t Cm rl. a ass ei-M
-epowt of m jory
High Scoring Thoroughbred
We also breed Babbits, Guinea V'S
no other pets.
Complete Catalogue ,n appliest
Alamunco l?nrtiu
Graham, IV- C
J. P. KERR Dang
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