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RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY, .JULY l 189G.
1 A Vim & Tl "
DBEAT LAWYER CONVENTION.
Curious Combination Of Comrades Call
ing Themselves the Democratic Party.
HEY COME TO THE CAPITAL CITY IN NUMBERS THEY
CATCH NEARLY EVERYTHING IN SIGHT AND CALL
ON THE PEOPLE TO HELP THEM HOLD IT DOWN.
VATSON nt MASON lf ihr
(hot of t'oUKlurHi t:llls
liurrr-Tlia Two 'SONS '"''
! 1 hmt Vlrtorj Shall Pfr-h I n Thelr
t paaa.ru -Mou. f Toll Not In lh Srlmm.
Mills lilt- A IH.rr. Howlln. Hrrfh
L Mmtt t IC..pclll" - lncllmls.
on i iiiir C f Postmaster,
I Federal HI e men,
I Keveiinw ollirera.
I Her hix 1 1 ii u i J red.
I.awjers in front of them.
Lawyers to rii;bt oftliem,
Lawyers to left of them.
Some I ine Ila I'.luiiihreil.
I or Governor, Cram IS. W unov, of
Kor Lieutenant liovernor, Tiiomah
. , mox, of Northampton.
I or Secretary of .state, I'maki.: M.
.nkie, of Krankin.
I r State Treasurer, K. Avcock,
I or State Auditor, K. M. Ki rmax,
rtir Superintendent of Public In-
iru Horn, John V. Bi'iiuioRonui, oi
l or Attorney-General, F. I. -u
kmc, of Mecklenburg.
For Artsueiite Justices of tli Su
reiiie l ourt, A.i'. Avkky, of Ilurke;
ml ' kokii e 11. JIkosvn, of Keaufort.
The above is the ticket nominated
iiv nn &rienioiaire wnicn met in jhw-
igh on .July a.tn ana ciuieu useu me
Hie fellow who undertakes to tell
;mw it was done faces a tough job,
fveti though lie niay have seen the
kliole programme from beginning to
A description of the crowd that did
he work would defy the tongue or
en of any mortal man.
It is unorthodox to call a Democrat
t convention a "howling mob." The
leinocratic organization embodies all
he respectability in the State (?) you
know, and their silk woven sensibili-
ich would be jagged and frazzled at
peitig called a mob. I'.ut if this con-
ylomeration was not a "bowling iiiod;
hen the eternal Almighty can never
i-t a gang get together on this earth
hat would deserve that epithet.
A Populist or a Republican conven
ioi) that would be as altitudinously
iiid longitudlnously uproarious and
nuiultous as this convention was,
kould be heralded the couutry over as
lie most unruly, disrespectful, booi
ng, howling rubble that ever got to
gether since the days of the canaille
1 Hut it must be said that 'he conven
tion was of arood temper and vast hu-
Vo. There was nothing really acri
iionious about it. It kept up an
kternal and infernal din from start to
Jlnish, but it was all devoid of harsh
Tbe Democratic party (not the De
mocracy) began to come in on ii on-
day. On Thursday morning tnere
were enousrh people in the city to
make a big convention, numerically
We want it distinctly understood
that we think it was a Uii convention
hut we want it more distinctly under
stood that nobody is scarkd. And
the reason for not being scared will
appear later on.
if the various kind and grades ot
Democrats who were present could be
turned into textile fabrics and joined
together, they would make a crazy
iu lit of such intricate and complicated
pattern and such diversity of Pemo-
ratio party color as would give a
weak minded observer tbe political
jim-jams." The goldbug Democrat
was here: the high taritf Democrat,
the low tariff Democrat, the silver
democrat, the corporation Democrat,
the anti-trust Democrat, tbe plaid
trust Democrat, the "ray-daddy-wa.""
a democrat, tbe "I-was-born" Demo
unt, the "l-was-rocked-in-the-cradle
democrat, the Miiiy-raother-taught-me-at-her-knee"
Democrat, the "I-didn't-sfek-this-nomination''
Democrat, the "I
am- willing - to-make - any -sacrifice"
democrat, tbe inoney-good-in-Vur-rup"
Democrat, the - victory - will-peruli-upon-our-banner
(trunk Democrat, the sober Democrat
-but what's the use of trying
to name all of them? It would take
too much time and space. Tbe people
already know about them. It was a
collocation of post-masters, revenue
agents, Federal ollice holders and law
yersmostly lawyers. If the truth
could be ascertained Thk Caucasian
would bet sixteen to one that more
delegates came to this convention on
free railroad passes than ever came to
any other convention held in the State
of North Carolina.
A BIG CAUCUS.
The first movement toward anything
like a conference was a big caucus
called together on Wednesday night
in Metropolitan hall. A question of
whether it would be advisable to nom
inate a State ticket before the Chicago
convention met had arisen, and this
led to a suggestion that it might be
the proper thin to elect delegates to
Chicago only at this convention, and
call another State convention after
the Chicago convention met to nomi
tiate a full State ticket. This sugges
tion teemed to be gaining some
strength and the understood purpose
was to discuss it. The caucus devel
oped, however, into a vain, silly, fool's
errand chase of some scheme by which
the Populists might be fooled into
voting the Democratic party ticket.
The very first man called on for a
speech in this caucus was Kope Elias,
Mie rankest goldbug Democrat in the
State. Ife said he was a gold man but
would subordinate bis views and that
the views of 47,000 more gold Demo
crats in the State would be subordi
nated to the will of the majority. He
was wildly applauded. Democratic
partvites always applaud a man who
will crush down the principles for the
sake of party.
Kx-Congressman Thos. G. Skinner
was the next to speak and he declared
that it made no difference to this con
vention whether a gold standard man
or a silver man was nominated. It
was the Democratic party and they
were going to elect him. He referred
to the two convention movement and
said "we did not come hereto adjourn."
t hen he strayed away from the matter
before the caucus and by a cute move
led a little stampede in favor of Cyrus
Watson for Go?ernor.
K. B. Peebles and Thos. W. Mason
dvocated two conventions. Capt Ma
son had sense enough to acknowledge
t hat something wan wron with tbe
Democratic party and di-i-lart-d that
somebody byl made a ini-uiAe. Then
belaid a ho.K of Southern D-mo'rat
were .' ,'. to U.eir principles.
:'l'bey iruulil Ii )! collie ba'-k unless they
bad gone !!', nnl when they p-rited
in going oil' the lioncut, patriotic men
refused to go with tb-in. These men
are now iii.thw lo;!e f 'arte and they
ti ill rt ft lli'-.n . Ko.J
Several othee hankers participated
in tbe discussion, hut no a'.-ti.n w;n
taken, it being only a no-called in
formal call us. dut the stampede to
ward Watson for (Governor bad been
begun. It was a cute, clever machine
hik i:Ki;i.NMi, m; H'N, i'A-r am yv-
Tbe con veil tion began to assemble
in tbe Academy of Music a little be
fore noon on Thursday. It was a
sweltering hot ilay. The hall is badly
ventilated and it was emphatically
warm. "ery mitry' said one dele
gate. "Sultry indeed" said another
"its sulphurous." "It's d d hot in here"
snapped one old sinner while a shower
of perspiration rolled oil' bis lace. An
other said: "I would like to know
why the committee wanted to select
the sub-cellar of b 1 to bold a conven
tion in." Another replied : "Oh they're
just getting us ready for what we are
going to catch in this campaign."
Tbe ball will seat nearly six hun
dred people. It was not big enough
to accommodate the delegates (and
alternates; present, and it became
necessary to move tbe delegations
from the first ami ninth districts up
into the galleries. Spectators were
present in such numbers as to derisly
pack all available space.
Chairman Jas. II. I'ou called the con
vention to order. It was ditlicult to
bring the gathering to that condition.
Kut 'when a view could Dh hail of it,
it was painfully evident that the sons
of toil the producers of wealth were
not much in evidence. The Xews and
Observer had said :
"They have left their factories, their
workshops, their stores and their of
fices to meet in State convention to
1 hat was right, lhe farmers were
still at home. There were a few of
them scattered there and there, but
they evidently had little part in the
Chairman 1'ou's opening address
was a good one. He wanted bygones
to be bygones. It was a kind of a
"walk into my parlor said the spider
to the lly" speech.
lie announced that Mr. T. V. Kluttz
would be temporary chairman. Mr.
Klutts came forward and in a speech of
acceptance was graceful and eloquent.
He did not commend the linancial pol- i
icy of President Cleveland, but he did
laud very highly everything else that
has happened under tbe present ad
ministration. He thought it neces
sary to say that "the Democratic party
is not dead." This shows be bad bad
some suspicion that it was, ai.d was
try ing to get rid of it. He said: "We
need to win back the allegiance of
thousands of good men in North Car
olina, who have gone out iroin us."
This statement did not correspond
with an idea conveyed the ni;hc be
fore by Capt. Thos. Mason. Mr. Ma
son left the idea that a mistake bad
been made and that th Democratic
party had gone wrong, and that those
"good people" had ret used to go with
it. It follows then that the "good
people" did not go out from the Dem
ocratic party, but t hat the Democratic
party went away from the good peo
ple. We did not try to straighten out
these two conflicting statements. It
was too hot. We let them pass just as
we did many others of the same anti
The various committees were ar
ranged for and the convention ad
journed for dinner.
At the after dinner session the com
mittee on permanent organization re
ported Hon. Clement Manly, of For
syth, for permanent chairman. The
report was adopted. Mr. Manly, in ?i
short address of elegant diction ac
cepted, and declared the convention
ready for business, lhe committee on
platform not being ready to report,
tbe delegates began to call for enter
tainment in the way of speeches. A
call went up for Bennett. He arose
and tried to respond from where be
stood, but the crowd yelled "platform"
with such a gusto that it nearly Blew
"I heard of a man who went fishing
for trout," be exclaimed amid silence.
(A voice: Was it Cleveland?) (Up
roarious laughter.) He linished bis
joke and said he would later have a
"message fro ii the people" for tbe con
vention. Several other speeches were called
who responded, anions; them Kitchin,
the Democratic nominee for Congress
from the Fifth district; Pou,tbe nom
inee of the Fourth; Adams, the nomi
nee of the Ninth; Bower, who expects
to be the nominee from the Eighth;
liOckhart, from the Sixth; Col. Web
ster, of Webster's Weekly; Bob Glenn,
Fedtral office-holder; F. M. Simmons,
Federal oflice-holder; Hon. T. J. Jar
vis; C. B. Ay cock, Federal ollice-hold-er
; M. H. Justice, goldbug.
The question concerning the holding
of one or two conventions was spruDg
by a motion to proceed to the nonina-
tion oi canaiaaies. rremenuous
chorus of noes was the response to this
before the chairman could put the mo
tion, and in a second the convention
was in a state of most animated turbu
leoce and disorder. It had been a little
noisy during the speaking, but it was
just getting up a good head of steam for
the purpose of breaking the record of
fuss-making conventions. Its elfort
in this direction was one stupendous
success. W. P. Batchelor made a mo
tion to proceed with tbe election of
delegates to Chicago. W. A. Dunn
said it would never do to nominate
any body before the platform was
adopted. Tbe factions then began a
battle which for tumult, furore, babel
and bedlam has never before been
equalled in the state. There was no
respect for anybody, yet there .was no
harshness to anyboay. A man who
arose or who even started to rise would
be squalled at by a thousand voices to
"sit down." If he bad the cheek to try
to say anything he would find himself
accompanied Dy wnoops, noots
screeches, tin horns, mouth harps
pounding of the floor, Indian yells
and every other conceivable sort of a
noise. Twenty, yes forty people would
speak at one time. As many would be
snuallinir out "Mr. Chairman!" As
many more would be yelling "I rise to
a piru oi nrdfexj; J eiegatn iooa up
in tl.e chair waving tbe placards an
nouncing th location of tbeir coun
ties. The delegates in tbe gallery got
aiirriije cnatrman because he never
looked up that way, and there was a
contitiijo'i roar of screeching and
how'.i.'ig that mutt have been beard a
' It t'., hot iu diM ii's this question
now," roared a voice from somewhere.
"No it aint," was tbe answer by a hun
dred voicei". "Keep cool. "was a
hoar- bowl that came from tbe middle
of the ball. "Can't keep cool, you
darn fol, was tbe reply to it.
A t btmder slurm cauie up. but the
raliiiig and tbe rolling of tbe thun
der in t lit? boundless vault oi space
was a fire cracker as compared to a
baby waker, to the roar going on with
in the hall.
After a time there was something
like jinei. Mr. K. C. r.fddmglleld got
the platform and began talking, but at
this tun" a deluge of rain was falling
on the roof with such noise that, it was
w itli dillicolly be could make birnself
beard, lie was counselling delibera
tion aij l care. But nobody wanted
any counsel. "You are too young.'
jeered a delegate, and then there was
another scene of confusion. Mr. Bed-
ditigfleld seemed to be afraid that the
goldbug had been tampering with
the committee on platform. They
ought to know the sentiment of this
convention, he said, and ought to have
been able to draw up a platform in 1
three minutes. They had been out
three hours, and thin made it all the
more necessary for the convention to
be careful of what platform they are
standi rig on.
"You are standing on the platform
now,' yelled a delegate, "louwanta
platform to get iu on not to stand
on, was shouted from somewhere in a I
tone of humor.
Tiie deafening din which had been
going on for about three hours,
almost without intermission, had a
cessation at this time. The committee
on platform had entered the hall and
was making its way to the stage.
Mr. 11. J. Hale came forward half
apologizing for the delay, which seem
ingly had been ridiculously and pro-
vokuigly long, ny saying that one
hour bad been consumed in getting a
He seemed intending to make a
lenjrthv apology but was cut short
by a roaring demand to "read the
platform." He read the preamble,
when he was relieved by L. L. Smith,
of Gates, who read the document in
full. It will be seen that the most
desperate ell'ort the Democratic party
is now making is one to outdo the
Populists in declaring for silver, in
come tax, fcc. Here it is :
A 'D.YtS2n$I.T B6MBt'ftDl)0tJ2XS CONGRESS.
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Butlers Bond Bomb Creates a Panic Among the Plutocrats
.and Public Pilferers.
Whereas, the Democratic party had
its birth in Mr. Jefferson's great con
test against the centralization of the
powers of the Federal government,
and in behalf of the strict construction
of the Federal Constitution embodied
in the tenth amendment thereto, in
which all powers not delegated to it
were expressly reserved to the States,
respectively, or to the people; and
whereas, the Kepublican party has
ever been the party of centralization,
1. That we appeal to the people to
observe this fundamental difference
between the Democratic party and its
traditional enemy in reppect tc the
powers of the central government.
2. That the Constitution of the Uni
ted States recognizes both gold and
silver as the primary or redemption
money of these States, and and that, in
the words of the National Democratic
platform of ISO 1, "We believe in honest
money, the gold and silver coinage of
the Constitution, and a circulating
medium convertible into such money
:J. We favor, independently of other
rations, the free and unlimited coinage
of silver and gold, without discrimina
tion against either, at tbe present legal
ratio of 1(5 to 1, and we condemn the
system which in a time of peace, with
millions ot silver bullion lying idle in
the Treasury, has forced the govern
ment within the short period of two
years, to issue $262,000,000 of bonds,
entailing this enormous debt upon the
people, in order to maintain its credit
upon a single standard and a gold
4. We condemn the action of the
Secretary of the Treasury in follow
ing 1 ho Kepublican precedent of pay
ing the obligations of the Government
iu gold which were specifically made
payable in coin.
,. We hereby instruct our delegates
to the National convention, both as to
platform and candidates, to advocate
and vote as a unit, unflinchingly and
at all hazards, for the restoration of
silver, and otherwise in obedience to
the letter and spirit of the principles
WTa further instruct our delegates,
State and district, to use all their ef
forts to abrogate the two-thirds rule,
if necessary to secure the nomination
of a candidate in complete, in hearty,
and in known accord with the princi
ples herein enunciated by us.
G. We warn the people against the
threatened combined evils of the gold
standard and the McKinley Tariff.
These twin monsters go hand in hand
in their mission of destruction, draw
ing the very sustenance from the body
of the people ,and concentrating all
wealth and power in the hands of a
7. We denounce the McKinley Tariff
and all other forms of protective taritf
legislation, and favor the constitu
tional taritf for revenue only.
8. e lavor the repeal of the uncon
stitutional tax of ten per cent, on State
banks of issue.
t). We declare ourselves in favor of
a graduated income tax in order that
wealth may bear its due proportion of
the burden of supporting the govern
ment, and we tavor an immediate
amendment of the Constitution of the
United States authorizing its levy and
collection in express terms, leaving
nothing for judicial construction.
10. We are unalterably opposed to
legislation by which monopolies and
trusts are created and fostered. We
insist upon the faithful execution of
the existing laws against the same,
and upon such futher legislation as
may be necessary for their suppression.
11. We point with pride to the eco-
prices for agricultural products, for
the economical administration of
government and for the freedom and
individual sovereignty of the Ameri
We declare our belief that the peace,
prosperity and happiness of the people
of North Carolina depend on the de
feat of the Kepublican State ticket in
the coming election.
The platform was enthusiastically
received, and after the reading, Col.
Paul B. Means took the floor to oiler a
resolution for the gold standard on be
half of Cabarras. This was received
with hisses, whistles and catcalls, and
all other sounds of disapproval. But
Col. Means, nothing daunted, came to
the platform and illustrated with an
anecdote the fact that the gold men
would abide by the decision of the
CLEVELAND S NAME HISSED.
And here came the dramatic incident
of the whole day. Col. Means, in the
midst of his advocacy of gold which
was sullenly received, spoke of Cleve
land as "that ideal man to me of all the
world." The convention was turned
into a devilish whoop and then
hisses hisses with contempt, ven
geance, with angry meaning in them
Col. Means could not proceed. The
hissing continued a longtime. Fin
ally Col. Means was enabled to re
sume. His voice was trembling a
trifle: he deplored the tact that the
people of this country should hiss the
name of any President of the United
States, whether he were Democrat, Re
publican or Populist. There was ap
plause at this from seemingly half of
the convention. Col. Means proceeded
to say that no man could be the choice
of 75,000,000 of Anglo-Saxons without
deserving at least better treatment
than hisses, and he was ashamed to
know that there was a different opin
ion here. There was slight applause.
Co!. Means pledged all pnld men to
the Democratic nomine", and declared
that in the future there would be no
silver-bug, nor gold-bug, but a united
effort against the humbug, of Russell
ism. The gold resolution was voted on by
a call of the roll of counties and was
defeated by a vote of 875 to 31 J 3'.
There was a ripple of applause when
Mecklenburg county voted solidly
against the gold resolution that coun
ty being the home of the strongest
gold standard paper in the State the
Charlotte Observer, and the editor of
the Observer himself sitting (but not
as a delegate) in the Mecklenburg delegation.
And this affords another illustration
of what a Democratic partyite will do
for party. Princiilk is not in it at
all. And then another illustration
was given of what such a partyite will
do when Col. Means moved to make
the vote unanimous, and pledged him
self to stand loyally by the party.
Principle agaiu crushed for the sake
Delegate J. D. Bellamy offered a
resolution of sympathy with Cuba
which was adopted by a rising vote,
which was by no means unanimous
many voting against the resolution,
and one delegate, T. L. Emery, of Hal
ifax, going so far as to move to table
ONLY ONE CONVENTION.
The convention fight was now re
newed, and after another scene of
wild disorder a resolution to have only
one convention and to proceed with
nominations was voted on. It was
adopted by a vote of 685 to 281.
The time was now reached for the
nomination of candidates. There had
been much talk about Judge Walter
Clark aa the probable nominee, but
this was weakened by the well known
fact that he had repeatedly declared
that he could not accept the nomina
tion. A report became current early
in the day that he would be a candi
date, if so desired, provided he would
not be required to resign his office of
Supreme court justice, and his friends
stiffened the already strong Clark sen
timent. Nominations for Governor , and for
every other omce were made amid
great demonstrations and wild and
uncontrollable disorder. If a dozn
nomic and stainless administration of steam engines had been charged with
the State government whenever Dem- the task of making more racket by
ocracy has been in power. I blowing and pu fling and letting off
neisvuriue euaumieuu 01 sucn i steam ai me same lime than tbe con-
an election law as will secure the I vention. the engines would have e-iven
purity of the ballot, and. for tbe main- up the job in disgust (if they could)
tenance and protection of the right
ot suitrage to an tne citizens ot the
13. We favor the continuance of the
system of public education established
by toe uemocrauu party, ana pieagea
ourselves to its increased efficiency as
the condition of the people and public
revenues may justify.
14. We favor the prompt, impartial
and just administration of the criminal
law of the Slate, and point with pride
to the fact that a Democratic legisla
ture first enacted a law against lynch
ing, and that the faithful execution of
the same has virtually suppressed that
crime in the State.
We cordially invite all men, regard
less of former political associations,
to unite with us, in a fight to the finish
both as to power oi endurance and
volume of roar. It seemed as if the
delegates were al copper-lunged and
Mr. F. D. Winston, of Bertie, nomi
nated Cyrus B. Watson for Governor.
Mr. H. u. Cook, of Cumberland, nom
inated Jas. C, McRae.
Seconds were made thick and fast
thirty, forty, yes, fifty men jumping
on chairs all trying to apeak at once.
Hundreds of delegates were talking
and arguing and a hoarse, rumbling
roar filled tbe hall. A man who want
ed to speak could not be beard twenty
feet unless his voice bad the power of
a log norn
The chairman begged and pleaded
for order, out he could not make him
self heard. The clerk got ready to call
for free silver, for low taxes, for higher the roll, but just at this point, J. A.
Long, of Alamance, mounted a chair
and by gesticulating ami i-qualling
made the convention understood that
he had something important to say.
He nominated Judge Walter Clark.
The convention went completely
wild. The staunch building trembled
neath the roar of applause and the
enthusiastic yells of (Mark! Clark!!
It looked like a stampede was going
Mr. Theo. F. Klutz took tbe stage
and as soon as he was recognized, the
convention drew a long breath. In
this pause he nominated I.ee s. Over
man, of Kowan. Some one with a voire
of stentorian power was heard to
make a motion to adjourn for supper.
A roar of "noes" went up that almost
knocked off the roof. But in some
way the convention did adjourn till
Vain was tbe hope to proceed at the
night session in peace and order.
Judge Bennett was the first man
recognized for a speech. He bad set-n
Judge Clark during the recess. He
had told Judge Bennett, with frank
ness and simplicity that it. took all the
money he could make on the bench to
support his family, that it was on this
ground that he was forced to refrain
from giving up the only means by
which he had to make his living.
Judge Bennett said now the conven
tion understood the situation and
could see why he would not be willing
to accept the nomination unless be
could stay on the bench, and unless he
could be excused from canvassing t he
Shortly after this Swift Galloway
got the ear of the convention and an
nounced that a messenger had jo?t
come from Judge Clark announcing
that under no circumstances could he
accept the nomination.
Lee S. Overman came forward ;id
withdrew his name as a nominee in
a rattling and eloquent speech.
A number of delegates who were
loaded with eloquence tried to teize
opportunities for "thrilling the vat
audience," but this audiemv wasn't in
the, thrilling business. "Sit down;"
"save your speeches for tbe cn;n
paign ;" "come oil';" "get oil' the earth"
were what any man was apt to he:ir
who tried to speak; and if he said
anything nobody heard it. Vote, vote,
vote, was the unanimous and continu
ous yell of the convention. The clerli
got ready to call the roil. Clark's
name had not been withdrawn.
Watson was nominated on the l;rft
ballot, the vote standing as follows:
Watson 592, MacKae 133, Clark 173,
Mr.( Watson appeared before the
convention and made a speech oT so-ceptancc-.
He was liberally applauded.
Capt. Thomas W. Mason -was nomi
nated for Lieutenant-Governor by acclamation.
lhere were four nominations for
Mate Treasurer, viz.: S. A. Ashe. :,
B. Aycock, Ashley Home and Martna-
uuke Hawkins. I here were four bal
t - ..... .
iols. un me second oauot Ashe was
in the lead, having received 423 votes
l;l . . , .
nunc t wcie oeuehsary loacnoice.
v e want to Uigres3 a little here and
tell what we were thinking while
watching what the convention was do
ng. Ihis great gathering called itsHf
a Democratic convention. It bad been
called to order by a lawyer. Then the
temporary chairman had been a law
yer. Then the permanent chairman
was alawjer. The nominee for Gov
ernor was a lawyer. The nominee for
Lieutenant-Governor was a lawver.
The nominee for Stcretrry of
State was a lawyer. We no
ted the vote lor Capt. Ashe, 'and
thought "he will get there" (the nomi
nation) ana he is a lawyer. We knew
the nominees for Attornev-General
and Supreme Court Justices must be
lawyers, lhen we recalled the fact
that every man who had hpen rre-
sented for nomination for any ollice
except treasurer was a lawyer, 4.d
that every man who had made a nomi
nating speech was a lawyer. Then
we recalled the speeches that had been
made by the Congressional nominees
of tbe Democratic party during the
day. There were Kitchin of the Fifth
District, Pou of tbe Fourth. Adams
oltheJNinth, Lockbart of the Sixth,
uower wbo expects to be the nomi
nee of the -higth; we saw Shaw who
win De renominated in tbe Third, also
wooaara wno is now from the Secoud.
and every blessed one of them are
lawyers. Then we found that a ma
jority of tbe members of tbe convex
tion committees were lawyers. Then
we noticed that a large majority of
the county delegations were headed
Great Scott almighty! we thought.
is this convention made no of law
yers? It really seemed 60. And we
mused as follows: "Thev will take
everything insight. Lawyers usually
uo. au men iney win call their or
ganizauon me uenmcratic partv. And
some people will be fools enough to be
lieve is is me .Democratic party. Poor
But oor musings were interrupted
here by R. N. Hackett, a lawyer, who
rushed on the stage without his coat
and with his fan, and said it would
never do to put out a State ticket made
up entirely of lawyers; that farmers
would not vote for it, and he as a mem
ber of the profession would adie
One lawver didn't like llickett's
reference to the fact that lawyers
were gobbling up everything. An
other referred to tbe fact Qiat Capt.
Ashe bad done noble service for his
party as editor of a paper into which
he had put bis work and money un'il
he was almost nankrupteu.
J.J. Laughinghouse said be knew
tho -sands of farmers who bad worked
twenty years for tbeir party aud ibein
selves without getting a d d cent of
pay, and lie was for t lie "farmers' can
inis suggestion seemed to arouse
the con vent iou to a sense of what it wai
doing. And then a change set in and
B. F. Aycock, a farnier. but a brother
to a lawyer Federal oflice-holder, was
nominated over Capt. Afhe, who bad
come so near getting it.
Ao . l oiimi'id'ni wn$ nf '( be
cause the LAWYER CONVENTION WIMIU
TO"plVY" WITH THE FARM Iks, BtT HE
CAUSE THEY 81'LllKM.Y MSCOVEKED
TIIE FACT THAT IT WOt l.P NOT I'.KttOOll
POLITICS FOR THE LAW VEILS TO TAKE
everything. Hurrah for the winlom
tbe astuteness, the broad giiaged, fair
minded lawyer convention!!! (We
bear a voice squalling "sit down" !).
So B. I-. Aycosfc w-as r.oT.isiatcd for
Treasurer, and he will be expected to
control the termer vote Tor tbe Demo'
Kobe. M. Furman was nominated for
Auditor by acclamation.
Frank J; Osborne was nominated
for Attorney-General by acclamation,
ionn i. scarnorough was nomina
ted for Superintendent of Public In
Judge A. C. Aver j' was renominated
by acclamation, and Oo. II. Brown by
uanob i or -s.sociai' .i;jine3 ol the
The electors at large but why go
on.' l hey are lawyers too. And most
of the dt-legates to Chicago ara law
W e decided to go home about the
time day decided to break. We reach
ed for our hat. It was gone! Yes. tbe
lawyers were taking everything in
sight. We went home bare-beaded.
Various M&tUrt on Which
FcpuUr Opinion it Exprtsr
fu All Section Interested.
LIVING ISSUES FORWARD.
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rSrm mr fi4 is tWnUf
Mam tU'Ur. vk, tir4 hj 1W
Ktttettra taat trA U iMfM f
of Jff 4 Li !). ku
aa4 for b ropW".
3rd. Tfcat ar tU kt (
tk Sauk a4 cordially 4 rs
tl jr iavtt all protMfrf wk'rr
rfty anuttft sail wit
for tk f?tana f kaa
liberty r it b to tat.
C. A. R. Oar Lol, Kie'ly.
m I 4wm .ltkr f mm I4 rftb
For Tiie ( ' :rauiti . I
P.rsHxiLt N. C. Ja2j. V
Th IVopIe TartY in tbi rrtion
ftesnU flrra on tha laha p!tfcr.
We do tot tudor either ot tbe old
Tne Democrats arw rrjmgont frr
ilrt-r! How in th nam of tbe
Gkkat ran tbrr com U t uro tba
good people ot tLit rotate a-d eiy
tro n!ver when tbey bad tbe I rrn
dent and both Houses of Conrrrts.
and in their c-itra -ion killed oor
ilrt r niont-r and put oor nation on
a gold standard, turning hundred
of thousand of men oat of em loy-
in-nt- c aokicg thousands to cry for
They have tbe "venom' of a tor
nado and bare swept tbe country
from tbe Atlantic to tbe Pacific aod
hare blown the light oat of millions
of our surer dollars and clearest it
from our statote books.
Cleveland and his party have "set'
nearly fonr years and hare hatched
about fk million of gold interest
bearing bonds, the effects of which
the children jet to b born will feel;
yet tbey cry out "Jrllersonia? Dem
ocracy Had you thought that
they are as far from it as the Kast
is from the w est f
! HUIWtMNMtM MM."
For TTm I aarasia
Datiio. X. C. Jan V7.
V Lar a tnd asaav Da-rt
who don't know wher they are aatil
the coo reatioa t tell I beta
whether they waat rld t ilc.
Sjcb say their will ot fe Mckia.
ley. The Vo ay thy ar for d-
rr. I met of our bond toabhaff
rmaiiaiooera. lie aM t a:
11. yoa are still Uttiar Hatl
bos yo." I asked hi -a would aot
they do better tf they had a Hatler.
I alo asked hita vbat be wasted.
cold or leer, lie aatd he dd aot
know; he wou!d do whatever the
C&ieapo eoaveaiioa did Hddat
know where be ws until it aaet. and
1 told Lim o. This rives you aa
idea of what kind of Ikai mm have
Our people are sUadioc to Hut let
in the fusion bastaeas- We have a
strong itomorratic county. Voa
know how much fried a have.
W. A. 1'OTT.
Uae a Tairt e M4 AIwmm.
For tbe Caucasian )
Dial. N. C. Jane 2S. SW.-Tho
Peoples Party her is solid f-r re
form. W'm left the old parties lie-
cause or their eorrotdioa aod cor
rupt legislation and oppression and
formed the People Party on rrin-
If you want true triple, elaimior to be for a rovern-
Democracy go to the Peoples Party. I meet "for the people, by the o
We hare tbe principles and they I pie "equal rights to all and special
have the name and ruins of office I privileges to boo. have tried
left. They will try to sweep tbe both old partie for over thirty years
country again, and if they pet an- and we see what they have brought
other four years rule, wo be onto us to. and we have their tdatform
the laboring class of the I'nion, for land bromises as a puid to jad-
tbey will go down, as it were, into! what they will do. A platform of
Egyptian bondage. I either of the old parties is no more
In tbe dark days of 1 when we I than a thirty year old almanac.
The Democratic party has done
were taxed without representation,
we declared we ought to be a free
and independent people. By tbe
blessings of tbe Great God we were
given a Republic, but unprincipled
men have taken it from ns. The
second declaration of independence
restores it bark to ps, and blessed be
the name, the Peoples Party, in her
infancy, has polled two million votes
in this nation. Some of the Demo
crats think they will capture ns, but
tbey will never do it. Our party is
for the principles of Washington,
JtfTeraon and Lincoln, aud. blc-KS
and said all the hard tbiors of tbe
Peoples Party that lanruap would
enable them to say, and when lan
guage failed to express their race
tbey resorted to rotten egrn. We.
the Peoples Party of this section.
ill not vote for any man for Presi
dent under any eirrumMar-res who
calls himself a atraight Democrat or
a straight Republican, tbourh be
may claim to be for the freo eoin-
coiuage or silver at tbe ratio of 1G
to 1. We can t trust them; and there
must be more reform than that. W
youi fouI, these principles are here! must have the national bank system
to lire, and through these rrinciples
our liberty shall be restored.
BY FRAUD AHD PERJURY.
A Fact in the rlnta of 187::-V-t Who
lolereto It Are .Accomplices in Frau.l.
Philadelphia Item. J
Hon. Marion liutler made another
great speech in the Senate, May -9th
and June 1st, which appeared in the
Congressional Record cf Jnne 10th.
It makes s, splendid campaign doc
ument in bebslf of the people as op
posed to their oppressors, and
should be sent for aad examined
with that end in view.
It give 3 a full review of the means
and processes by which the money
lending oppressors have gained con
trol of the people and their Govern
ment, to the end that the tra-ie aud
industry of this country h:i.ve been re
- . .... .
aueeu 10 starvation conaitions. ana a
I gold plank put in the Kepublican
platform at at. Lorn.
It gives conclusive and additional
evidence of the 1S73 conspiracy to
demonetize silver, and publicly asks
senators present it tnere be one in
tbeir midst who is willing to own up
to having voted tor taat demonctiza
tion, knowing what he was doing, to
wLii;h question net a single Senator
answered a word. Nor has a Sena
tor or Representative been found jet
wno does aumit it.
In point of actual news the Senator
explained in fall a ne'.v phase of til
ver demonetization, relating to a
strikingly fraudalent act on tnepart
of altering the Revised Statutes of
the United States to read contrary
to tue law or statute it was intend'
ed to codify or condense or eon soli
As Senator iiatler correctly puts
it: "I his is the way you get your
"siuad money.' Tlii 13 the way you
got your hon-st money. Honest
inonpy, indeed! Money that was got
ten by forgery and perjury as base
as was ever proven in court or. jap-
tico upon tho fabrication of a clause
in a win. lour nonest money is a
child of fraud and perjury and cor
ruption. The consciousness (of
goldites) that their u?ne 1 not
honest, but obtained through perjury
and fraud, prompts these men to call
it honest money."
The Senator asks: ,IIow can any
mi.n who knows this and is there
a mm m the Senate who does not
know it! de fend this FRAUD and
this PERJURY without being an
ACCOMPLICE of the CRIM
I believe that banking institutions
are more dangerous to our liberties
than standing armies. Already they
nave raisea up a money aristocracy
mat iias eeb me government at den
ance. ine issuing rower should be
taken from tbe banks and restored to
the government and the people, to
whom It properly belongs. Thos. Jef-
A bunt Fusion la Itlsdca Cos sir.
For Tbe Caucasian.!
Parkersbcrg, N. C. June 20.
The Democrats, after being whip
ped, and seeing that there is not one
shadow of a chance to fool the peo
ple any longer, say that they are for
tree coinage of silver and will con
trol the national Democratic con
vention. I wonder if tbey thiLk
they can accomplish anything by
mat I it wi!i only be a naked prom
ne ana nobody but f ederal -Pa:
holders and seekers to carry the
promises into effect. They know
hy have lost many tbousmds of
patriots from their party who have
their eyes open and left them sine-
tbe last election, and are fighting
for liberty udtr Popnlitt banneia.
Some of the Democrats say in Itla-
den that tbey want to fuse with ni
in conn'y affairs, lint tbe present
board ot Democratic cointy com-
missioneis closed the court bouse
doors against "any secret order,1
repealed and money issued bv tbe
government and more of it. No fu
sion that will aacrifiee any prioriple
of oar party unit b tolerated or
anything to endanger the success ot
the Peoples Party. Every effort to
capture the Peoples Party will be
rrs rted to. Let ns keen "in the
midJle of the road and if God in
tends that we aball be a free people
and onr old form of government be
perpetuated, we will succeed if we
stand to principle and honesty.
Haw Thlags Am I Mwl.urf Cfy.
For The Caucasian. I
Onward. X. C. June 23. 10. -Tb
Popnlist party has been the weakest
party. Tbe Democratic and Repub
lican parties bare been nearly
equally divided. 1 think there will
bo a good gain for tbe Populists
next fall if there is no fusion with
tbe Republicans. If there is fusion,
it will keep some from eominr to
the Peoples Party. 1 think nine-
tenths of the Democrats claim to be
in favor of remonetizttion of silver,
but thev want it through th Demo.
knowing at the time that they were! cratic party. I can't aee how they
working to break down the Alliance. I can exnect to eet it throneh th.ir
that being the only eecret order that party when they refused, when they
would want to nse the court bouse. I had tbe chanee tbey much d
So it plainly shows that tbey were tired. It is my opinion it will take
not for or of the brea winners. On all of the friends of ailver eotubinsMl
the 13th of July, lh'Jl, the Alliance
men of Bladen county together with
women and children assembled on
on the Vjtnk of Cape Fear tiver and
heard a grand speech from Hon.
Marion Butler. They afterwards re
paired to the court bouse to hold
their quarterly meeting when the
county president was notified by the
court house janitor a noo-AUiance-
man that we would have to work
with open doors: and after we elect
ed officers we were compelled to ad
journ. The terms of these same
commissioners will expire on the
first of December, and I serve notice
on them and the balance of the
Democratic voters of Bladen county
who intend to remain in the Demo-
to whip the goldbugs. Why then,
this division? It is my opinion there
oagbt to be some plan arranged to
bring the silver forces together if
possible. There is too much in
name. 1 believe it would be a good
thing if every party name now in
existence were wiped out and a start
lade under a new name. The
money question is the great issue of
to-day, and bow can anything be
accomplished when there is so much
T. F. Hatwootj.
Csva't Tara rra Its MI44J mt Us
For The Caucasian.1
Proko, Columbus Co., Jane 1G,
cratic ranks that Bladen conntv e nave neither row nor gold-
Pops will never fuse with them in bug. tn our section. Everybody
countv. State or nation. W are I cnes tree silver. 1'opulists, whom I
gaming recruits every day. Bladen 1 1"" eonsmuie about inree-tourtfca
county Populists will say. "Hurrah I of onr Popi tor free ailver on
and well done for Honorable
ae " srs . a
Jiarion ttuuer so long as be con
tinues to lift u his voice in defence
of the clod-hoppers and wage earners
G. P. Scttox.
Chairman Ex. Com. of Cypress Creek
- la tmm rigkt t. ths ri
For the Caucasian. I
the Omaha platform, nntrimmed.
We cannot be beguiled by a forked
or serpent toagned platform like the
Democratic platform of ISU2. We
endorse the action of onr State ex
ecutive committee. So far as I can
hear everybody is jubilant at tbe
work Senator Butler is doing in the
United States Senate. (More in six
months than Ransom did in six
years.) We want all reformers to
come and go with us. for we will do
ITT .. 1 -.
. to w.- e, ine ropu- them rotd. We can't turn from the
lieu 01 nee a anus townanip, deciate middle of the road where lies prin-
IZ ""w7w J opposed to eiple. Our wives and children must
the rule of both old parties: for the I k .t.v.- . v-
Republicans, in 1873. originated and I
set on foot a plan to demonetize il- and other rood, honest reform
ver, which was carried out in 189:1
by Cleveland and his patronage
That we oppose the - issuing of
bonds in time of peace, and look
with fear and condemnation on the
general corruption of Preidnt
Cleveland's administration. We
1st. That we will support no man
tor any omce wno is not unqualifi
edly in favor of the fre and unlim
ited coinage of both Ail ver and roldl
at the time-honoreaf atio of 16 to
1, without regard to the action of
any other government.
2nd. That we heartily endorse and I
literature, and its a clean-cut firht
to the finish, and when the laboring
man gets his pay, we will give God
the 1 raise.
Ost TTsJatT Tfcwy D
For TTao Caucasian
ChakijOttx, N. C. June 2C. DC
I hare made it my business to feel
the political pulse of the Populists
of this county for the past two
weeks. I can speak their sentiments
to a dot.
They may bo deceived or mis-
(Catinad on fourth