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The Fight Is On. Iffle Heed Your Help. In ft Glab.
Cycles-8 Ooatbo For CI .00 !
J Thii iIH-T 13 entirely depend
j ent ufia tin People. I' it is
I (;uing their cause good, it merits
; lli'ir tupport. If that support
rot given, the pajr cannot
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RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1896.
He Analyses The New York
Speech and Tells Why Some
Planks in The Platform
NEW YORK TRIP A MISTAKE.
Mora Ki oonilltura of Mon.f ami Wiifl
M.. Mil. I It I. Wen To The Month ae.l Ut
I ha North anil Kast Will Vm Cotroll.l
It- Tha l'lbu-ewaU- Nomination
loaded A a lllm ror Tim Monopoll-a
I New York World.)
TliHMAvov. . -Aug. 17. Mr.
Yw!l' "pe"1'" nt acceptance wan a
j;ryn' dwelt upon one topic alone
i the silver question. It in true that
he rnnile a few general re-Terences to
trusts ami devoted a paragraph to
the income tai, but ilie ore subject
which h dwelt upon was silver.
l imn thiH issue Mr. Bryan spoke
)tt length arid with great power of
statement and reasoning, lie him
self would hardly claim that he bus
originated any now argument upon
h inicsttoii which ha been ki tlior
i.iiL'hlv handled in speeches,
and editorials during the
last ten or
Mis presentation of silver claims
wan not ho comprehensive a that
made in the elaborate speech of .Sen
ator John I. Jones, of Nevada, in
IHW; liia arraignment of the evils of
eontruction win not so graphic as
that made by Congressman Charles
Towno in 1S9.", or that made by Con
gressman William II.Felton of lb7(,
nor were his answers to the objec
tions made to free coinage so ample
!ts thoso made in the recent speech
of Senator Ianiel.
Hut wo think that never btfore
have the merits of the caso against
tliw single gold standard been bet
ter stated in the samo number of
words than Mr. Bryan stated them
in his Madison Square address.
WAS THE NEW YoKK TRIP A SUCCESS.
This much being said, the ques
tion still remains: "Was the trip
to New York a success''" Did tho
invasion of the enemy's country re
sult in a triumph? We think not.
-Mr liryan wrote his speech at his
home in Nebraska and went to New
York for tho express purpose of win-
nine a great personal victory by
delivering it. Ue hoped to electrify
his hearers and put hia campaign on
a boom. It was said confidently
that he would go right on from New
York and "invade" New England
The Oulf Stream of tho liryan ora
tory was relied upon to roll genially
3 111 I U Lit. 11 .aIVOV V. 11 l T A,." . .
ill thnau li 1 1 1 v rutnnna fl ml
1 warm the iceburga of Maiue
t.nto a thaw.
Tho result have been quite differ
ent. Mr. Bryan on his way to New
I York spoko so often and so much
LUAI M U T IA L LI U lilllU tliuiu lw AliA av
make the great speech he could not
make it. lie was worn out.
His throat was sore and his. voice
husky, and when the audience saw
that they must sit in the Bweltering
heat for two hours while an ex
hausted orator read a speech they
could not hear, they very naturally
began to walk out, knowing that the
newspapers would all have the
speech the next morning.
LOST HIS AUDIENCE.
The people went away by thous
ands while the plucky but tired out
orator painfully plodded through his
manuscript. No man living under
tlit se circumstances have done bet
ter than Mr. Bryan, possibly no
other mau conld have done so well.
As an essay ou the silver question
his paper was a success. It will
lire and it will convince thousands
of readers and make thousands of
votes. Hut as a speech it was a
The success of an essay is judged
by its inlluence upon those who
read, but the success of a speech
mast ever be judged by its effect
upon the audience.
It is remarkable that iu his speech
of acceptance Mr. liryan should
have completely ignored those
planks in his platform relating to
national banks, to railroads, aud to
the tariff. To each of these planks
the people who will follow Mr.
Bryan's future attach vast impor
tauce. Upon no subject did Mr.
Jefferson, so often quoted by Mr-
Bryan, express himself more forci
bly or more frequently than on that
of national bank of issue. He
hated them, feared them and fought
them witn all the zeal of a fanatic,
' yet his brilliant young disciple is
. forced to keep silent upon that issue,
f although it is inseparably connected
a ... il a i. . . . : i i
wuu me money question, wuicii ne
so ably discussed.
WHY HE IGNORED THE TARIFF AND
Why did Mr. Bryan have to keep
mum on that topic? Because of the
fact that Arthur Sewall, his running
mate, is a national banker. Again,
there was the question of tho tariff.
Ihe last legacy which the patient
public received from a Democratic
Congress was a tariff bill which even
leveland would not sign. A Dem
ocratio President indicted it as be
isg the offspring of "party perfidy
and party dishonor.7' Its sugar
schedule was sold in advance to the
augar Trust and was written as
Ilavemcyer wanted it by a Cabinet
tticer. Its eight-year Government
loan of more than a hundred million
every year to the Whiskey Trust was
a Democratic surrender to a grasp
ing syndicate. All through this un
ignod tariff bill ran the protective
feature, illustrating class legislation
no LUVO, lULfUUOUa AUU VlUlCOOlItJ
form. andyet'Mr. Bryan, who first
ITl lta Vt-m4 i wtn avn A a.m -t VI A AtV.flDlira
Vnn f.n,. k- Vi. ..; ..P.-
nrt.iw- a a .-: a 1. : . -
A POOR WAY TO BEAT MCKINLEY.
To exoeet to defeat McKinlev with
out saying a word against McKin
'y is somethine new under the sun.
but Mr. Bryan's silence was proper
na necessary. He could not afford
10 denounce protection while Mr
bewail, his running mate, is
weil known as a protectionist. Mr.
St w&H is even now acting in leagu
with the Republican to secure leg
islation which will I vy tribute upon
every Amricn corniner of for
eign good in the Kes!f!h irWest of
tbi New Koglacd shipbuilder.', of
whom he i one, and jut as Mr.
Sewall's prHnce ' n tbe tifkt pre
vented Mr. Bryan f r ia as-sailing na
tional batik f i fcue and the Repub
lican doctrine of protection, so the
same baneful icilictice prevented
bim from duouncing railroad mo
nopoly Mid !x'orti':i. Mr. HwU
being a cf rporttionif l of lus-ty pro
In fact, it d'l'Ms the minion of
Mr. S.twall in the campaign to act
as a contradiction to Mr. Bryan and
to the Chicago platform. For in
stance, Mr. Bryan said in one of
his speech'" the otber Jay that if be
should bo elected tbe people who
elected him would not be found ask
ing favurn of tho tiovemment.
HEWAI.n- Tim FOOTIIINO SVRlTOr THE
Yv'o had not quilo fluihed clap
ping hand. over this statement be-1
fore r, r. tsv.de t'far to ns that
the r- bo are backing the ticket
in New Kn gland will demand that
the Oovtrnment levy a fine upvn
every citizen who dares to buy for
eign goods which are r.ot brought to
this country in llu f-hii.s of Sewall
and bis Republican eolleagues.
Mr. .Sewall s presi.-ueu on the tick
et was meant t my to the privileged
classes ol the North and haal:
"Don't get scared at Bryan's
speeches. I will see to it that, the
present state of things is not dis
In othe words, Sowall is the
soothing syrup of the campaign for
the monopolists, and as he is relied
upon to kee p Northern and Eastern
Democrats from wailing too much
under the inlliction of Bryan's Popu
llli VAN'S EASTEUN INVASION ''ALI.ED
Tho fact that Mr. Bryan's Eastern
invasion is called cu suows tiiat
his managers are disappointed
with the New York Irip. It was a
mistake. The same expenditure of
money and work in the West and
South would have harvested results
four times as great. The North and
East will almost surely be controlled
by the gold standard men. Tho
crack of the job-lash will compel the
reluctant votes oE tho very laborers
who have been cheering Bryan on
his way to New York. Free silver
votes would bo given over to the
North and East if there were free
voters to give them, but a man
whose life depends on his jjb can
not lightlj' indulge his choice when
tho giver of the job has a preference
the other way wnich h is willing to
pitilessly enforce upon the employee.
If tho free silvir fight is to Te
won, the sooner the attention of the
managers is given to those two sec
tions from which the votes must
coiae tho beUir. Much yrfccioui
time has already been lost. Let Mr.
Arthur Sewall retire from the ticket,
join his sou Harold and make Mc
Kinley jpe eches all over New Eng
land and let Bryan and Watson join
hands and solidify the West and
South. In no other way can the
free silver fos-s be whipped.
T. E. Watson.
(lulllVtril County Convention.
The county convention of the
Feoples party of Guilford was called
to order by chairman W. O. Strat
ford, as per call. While the conven
tion was not large, yet there were
present representative members of
Mr. Giles F. Glascock wus called
to the chair by the ex-chairman to
act as temporary chairman and Mr.
W ill Montgomery was named as
temporary chairman. The ex-chair
man. just before calling Mr. Glascock
to preside, made a verv brief speech
Bomowhat blazing the way and was
followed by Prof. Woody in some
pleasant words and explanation,
Then an advisory board of eifcht of
the most conservative men in the
party was elected whose function is
to act in conjunction with tho execu
tive committee of the county, the
two with full powers to do whatever
a convention might do, and after
this committee had retired and care
fully canvassed every point and
available men as candidates, elected
as nominees by w ritten ballot the
For Senate W. O. Stratford.
For House of Representatives
Prof. John W. Woody.
For Treasurer Julius hi. Dick.
For County Commissioner Lo
vick L. Kernodle.
Ihe convention then adjourned
W. 0. Stratford.
Ch'rin Ex. Com.
WttRe-Karners ror Silver.
"The wage-earners of New
land are on the side of silver," said
air. ueorge . Washburn, of TW-
J?n a memb" of.th9 PoPalist Na-
a 1 "fl .
uonai executive Committee, at tho
"In Massachusetts daily meetices
aro being held, where the silver
... - -j
cause is explained and defended and
the nans are never large enough to
hold tne audiences. Popular inter
est is at fever heat. In organized
labor circles the discussion of this
has been going oi for
nA -ori all Knight, rst t.o-
m . . 7t; ' .. :; "
llaUcs U111U1JS lucxi are pin
cere believers in free ard unlimited Un July lithe Chicago Chronicle 1 one question of hnance. The two com- The Evening Journal of this city, The Mexican dollar is coined fori yCu need mt r politics don't af- Unc lh'T imitate tbe ways of I'rovi
coinage. charged W. J. Bryan with being a I mittees will not interfere, for while I the leading labor and Populist daily I use in Mexico, and has shown itself fect you for it does. Politics runlde?ce " one l'-rtic0,r i
lilt 1 1 a . 1 . . 1 DO fll1Ai1 inn AnA a 4-Ua -,-I..u 1 I
iuy oenei 18 that tU9 wrKing o-i---- :iyiuj,c ui me ier bo- -o -ia; bduu uui, largely me same in iuo oouinwest, win say to-mor-1 tioroK.ijr ws. viceaoie mairnment i this s-overnment and tbe e-overn-
.. . . I - o - ,o ;t, . it t T..1- oi .iLl...nf-..f..:.l : :il I trn. ..' i " t I iu- : i . I . .r " . . " " I
ou wi luiacuuuiry, tne inecnauica - " " ""j oil .. i.siUu.iu- -" -mvu uas -ovu -ancui r r"--va u,r Deol 11 ISO people, oika. nave oeen I t:nn.
and laborers in the cities, and the Madison, Wis., I read the editorial nt voters even in the same town." and looked for ever since the Popu- signed. In Mexico it buys just as elected and gone into office who have
men whose lahor iw.r! tho nntinn of the Chronicle, and insisted that Later to-night Chairman Butler, list national convention, has come I much produce, just as much labor. I - .- v -:i .-.i I.:
are going to stand up for what they
. . . .
ueiieve is rignt. Animmense amount
of money will be used, but there can
v il : i .
oe no bucu imng as wnoiesaie cor-
I a , J a U . ... i
-lcio c. luaaao will UB H,
w " w M iailUlQ4
were to be held to
morrow, liryan would win; 1 am
sure that most of the Republicans
concede that, and although stupen
- dous efforts will be put forth by the
- Republicans they will not be able to
I stop the movement or tne masses
against the millionaires."
Five copies of The Caucasian
so 1 three months for $1,00
BRYANl PENIES THE CHARGE.
HE NEVER WAS IN THE
EMPL0-, "OF ANY VINE OWNERS
UlRf -UYOR INDIRECTLY.
Krutr 1 jton ltd !' and A crept.
th t audldat. Inlal - litud t Make a
MaI.mutSboln(ln Uatall fell Moo.j
7C&roi EiMwrh Making. C;
"vln an address delivered by Sena
tor Thurston, of Nebraska, at the
Chatauqna Assembly, at Madison,
Wis., on July 31st, he read portions
of au editorial published in the Chi
cago Chronicle on the 11th of July,
charging Mr. Bryan as being in the
employ of the silver mine owners.
The editorial, as read, is !U follows:
"There was a time when the own
ers of the big bonanzas of the far
West were" glad to occupy, by pur
chase, seats in the United States
"Sharon, Stanford, Fair, Jons,
Stewart, and others gratified their
fancy in this manner nntil the nov
elty Voire tJff.-enrt..t.bH -tJkey depu
tized attorneys and otber employees
to take their places and vote for
protective tirilT and irte silver.
"Of late ye;irf, ovirg to the en
couragement that th'-y hav receiv
ed from the lit publics, piny, which
always dots something for silver
when it passes a tariff bill, the pro
prietors of the big bonanzas have
tound it profitable to keep a large
number of tditor, lecturers, and
other spokesmen on the road,
preaching to the people, sdready
limping as a result of the bites of
the free silver cur. the sovereign
remedy of applying the hair of the
dog to the wound.
"Among tho many who have thus
been employed, and carried on the
pay rolls of the big bonanzas for a
number of years, is William J.
Bryan, of Nebraska. The paid
agent and f-pokesiuan for the free
silver combine has not. &inee retire
ment from Congress, had any other
visible means of support."
MR. I'.RVAN'S DENIAL.
Ui'PEB Rei Hook, Aug. 18. Mr.
Bryan gave out the following state
ment relative to Senator Thurston's
charge that he was employed by
mine owners to work for free silver:
"I have already denied this charge
on several occasions, but the reitera
tion of it by Senator Thurston, a
distinguished resident of my own
State, justifies me in answering it
"I HAVE NEVER AT ANY TIME OR
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BEEN
IN THE EMPLOY OF ANY MINE-OWNERS
INDIVIDUALLY OR COLLECTIVE
LY, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, NOR
HAVE I EVER HEEN IN THE EMPLOY
OF OR BEEN PAID BY ANY BIMETALLIC
LEAGUE OR ASSOCIATION.
"Asido from my editorial services
of about $150 per month paid by the
Omaha World-Herald, and a small
amount derived from the legal pro
fession, my income since my re, ire-
ment from Crongress has been de
rived entirely from lectures before
Chautauqua lyceums and lecture
bureaus (which have usually paid
me a fixed sum), and from contribu
tions made by the people of the lo
calities where I have spoken. In
some instances I have derived noth
ing at all. In most cases I have re
ceived more than enough to pay
Tn rNnW tror. in.
stances, I think, has my compensa
tion exceeded $100, and in those in
stances it was about $200 at one
place and about $300 at another.
first platform on which I
ran tor congress in ltvju, oetore 1
was known politically outside of my
Stnte. cnntiiined a. free c.oinace
plank. My Republican opponent
that year was an advocate of free
coinage. In the campaign of 1S92 I
hso ran on a free coinage platform
In ISO-i I again ran on a free coin
age platform, and my opponent for
the Senate, Mr. Thurston, while op-
posing uniimiteu coinage at io to 1,
insisted that he favored bimetallism
"I wrote the free coinage plank
on which I ran in 1S90 and the free
coinage plank3 in the Nebraska
State platform in 1891, 1894 and
1S9G, and I tried to secure the adop
tion of freo coinage planks in the
State platforms cf 1892 and 1893. I
only mention this to show that my
advocacy of free silver is not of re
"Having made this answer to Mr.
Thurston's letter I shall hereafter
take no notice of individual newspa
per comment on this subject. If
the Republican .National Comniit-
tee wi l say officially that I have
J . , J
ovrr titan Bmn nvflrt Ti rf hrer
speeches by any mine owner or group
of mine owners, or by any associa
tion supported by mine owners, I
j am ready to make a statement show
ing m detail all money received by
me for speechmaking "
SENATOR THURSTON RETRACTS
Chicago, Aug. 19. "Mr. Bryan's
word goes with me and I shall be
S3d to say so to the people of this
country," said senator John M.
Tfnrston. of Nebraska, here
iska, here to-day,
In. . n i -I .
arrer reading tne nat-rooted denial
on the part of W. J. Bryan that he
was or had been in the employ of
i . , . .
the silver mine owners.
Mr. Bryan has denied the charge,
v-.ci A s Vv-tt n T.AviA.n4-'o
wauv t ui jycuiuvi at x
benatoT Thurston save t the As-
sociated Press to-nic-htthe following
- 1 ao: .v
lr- otjau owed it as a duty to the
I an .1 a VI OATl 4-A-. h n -.-- 1
. n. . . -
"u,"'v f"!"" i" uie
cts explicit denial appears in the
press this morning. I stated in Ne-
brsska that Mr. Bryan's denial
would be accepted bv me. and that
T .-nnl.l en notifv thqcnnntrir rl,;u
- a - '
r ' lu-' " i 'a" To "i ' "T
,. uu.. uuuc
manner of doing
"John M. Thurston."
LINCOLN BANKERS EXONERATE
BRYAN FROM THE CHARGE.
T -a- V a a av
ji-.oLN, ieo.. axis. iy. care-
&L?.T7,aiao,,g &ll f the
I banks of this city has resulted in a
city has resulted in a
failure to find any evidences of Mr.
was made oy a democratic iween ine democrats and ."opulists, re
aper, and I have no hesita- but admitted that they would work I?
1 declaring that I believe him,' together in ihe utmost harmony. !?e
Mr. Thurston. "You cannot send out too much lit-
Bryan' baring been at any time in
receipt of sum of money for .service
rendered to the Bimetal ic Lea gut.
A canvas of those persons her
who hav been most energetic in
circulating tbe report against Mr.
Bryan has resulted in an acknowl
edgement of their inability to repro
duce any proof of the statement.
They say that their reasons for be
lieving it true were that it had not
No checks nor drafts that could
be supposed to come from any one
connected with the silver interest
have ever eome to Mr. Bryan
through the Lincoln banks nor hare
been cashed or deposited by him.
An officer "of the Columbia Na
tional bank, where Mr. Bryan has
kept his active account, says that
Mr. Bryan's bank account never
amounted to more than a few hun
dreds of dollars. This man has al
ways been opposed to Mr. Bryan
BRYAN AND WATSON.
Tho Ticket If oml sated at
NtU-hTbo CamlMaUa 1
Washington, Aug. IS The Peo
ple's Party ticket as named by
the St. Louis convention isbryan
and Watson, and that will be the
Peoples Party ticket until the
polls are closed in november.
Mr. Bryan is as much our candi
date as mr. Watson is. As far as
this committee has fower it will
strive just as hard to elect one
as to elect the other, and will
leave nothing in its power un
done to help either or both. but
it will not sacrifice owe in the
interest of the other."
The foregoing announcement was
made by Senator Marion Butler to
night to some newspaper correspond
ents. During the day Mr. Butler,
who is Chairman of the Populist Na
tional Committee, had had confer
ences with Senator Jones, Chair
man of the Democratic National
Committee, and with Senator Faulk
ner, Chairman of the Democratic
Congressional Committee, and a
correspoddent has asked him wheth
er the Populist Executive Commit
tee now meeting in this city would
take action towards withdrawing the
name of either Bryan or Watson
from the Populist National ticket.
This declaration was made in the
presence of George F. Washburn, of
Massachusetts, a member of the
Populist Executive Committee, and
Chairman Butler turned to him, say
ing: "I believe that represents the
unanimous opinion of the commit
tee does it not?"
"That is perfectly correct," re
plied Mr. WasTiburn, "and so far
as we are advised it represents the
unanimous sentiment of our Na
tional Committee as well.'' Mr.
Washburn was so much pleased
with the directness of the statement
that he insisted upon having a copy
of the words taken down for his own
NOT TO NOTIFY CANDIDATES.
In answer to the question as to
whether Messrs. Bryan and Wat
son would be notified of their nomi
nation by the Populist convention,
benator Butler said:
"It has never been tho custom of
the Populist Party to notify thei
and Field were not formally notified
. .. ,
of their nomination, and all the nra.
cedents or the party are against this
nr.l.ctlPA. In fact it- aaama In Via fho
to refrain from these formal notifi-
nererminarinn Tint tn
notify Messrs. Bryan and Watson of
- . Mvw . " I
their nomination reached after your
conference with Senator Jones
day?" asked the correspondent.
INo; it was determined upon be
fore," was Chairman Butler's reply.
lo-mght benator Jones had an
other long conference with Chair
man Butler. Senator Butler, when
1 .3 1 A Al ' 1 I 1 I I
tisjieu nuuui mis, saiu mat ine
interview was very satisfactory.
National Headquarter Selected.
Washington, Aug. 19. Chair
man Butler this afternoon annennced
the appointment of the following
Populists finance committee tor the
W. Reed, of Georgia,
chairman; Dr. C. F. Taylor, of Penn-
sylvania, and M. C. Rankin, of In-
Geo. F. Washburn, of Massachu
setts, has been appointed to take
charge of the headquarters at Chi
cago. After going to his home and
?Z 7 nu- ouav
Washburn will tro to Chic.ao-.. T.haie.
. - n "
man Butler says that headquarters
r I V.rt a
win uc v(icucu up lumurruw or next
day, pro oa Diy in tne wormley build-
ing, unuer me me roor wiin tne
Democratic eommittee. The latter
committee holds an option upon the
proposeu rooms ana onairman
a auiKner nas ottered them to Chair-
isuuer is iavoramy impressed with
the location, and in view of the fact
mai mere win oe more or less or
unity or action between the Demo-
I A, -. Jll a a.
urtvis ana iropuusis, it is believed
1 mat he will accept the offer. But-
1 lfir denied that any pooling arrange-
a ic, out uuuuui: ttfraue-
i (. . i ... .
menx ior tne circulation ol literature
naaoeen or would be arranged be -
1 TWAATt t h A TlOTYl - A DAi:.l
I -ww -vo auv. x UpUilBLS.
b democrats and Poeulists.
erature m a
said he. "for the people ar r-iri
for lio-ht r,ri v-wi- J Tit
1 - BMvnivuu uvix tut? I
Wf A w. n rt . . A.1 .
I . . .
of the PopuUst national committee,
I BM1 ' inA i'im -k k-s !.. Jl .!!
I . "wvoub, ui me
Silverites, signed a contract for the
rental of this portion of the old
Wormley Hotel now occupied by the
Democratic committtee, and prepar-
ations will be made to move in at
once, and tafcfi nosBOair.Ti -f th;-
- n.-t r:A rrr
--v.u. a ua. m0u4U.
.ere win, Ilis arrangement, do
under one roof , and in the dissemi-
nation of literature they will all
YOU CAN ENCOURAGE THE CAUSE OF
REF0RM BY SUBSCRIBING TO thf
I CAUCASIAN S 1.00 A YEAR.
THt COMMITTEE ADJOURNED
CUlawt Bailor WIU Olvo Hia Wholo
'Tlaaeta te CaawiBa.
Wajkijeotox, An. 20. Tb
ecutiTe committee of tbe Fopuli.t
party has adjourned, subject to the
all of the chairman. It baa accom
plished all that could be done at the
present time in arranging for head
quarter in Chicago. It was decid
ed that J. K. Sovereign should be
assigned to the Chicago headquar
ters which will be under the man
agement of Mr. Warshburn, of Mas
sachusetts. Chairman Butler, of course, will
be in charge here and will give his
whole attention to the campaign.
Mr. Butler will be assisted by Sec
retary Edgerton, who will be here
during most of the campaign C. H.
Pirtle, chief of the Senate document
room, will be in charge of tbe send
ing out, of documents. Mr. Butler
said to-day that the class of litera
ture which was to be sent out had
not bM decided upon. As far as
pj5liblJ documents which can 1e
frankee will be sent out. These will
include speeches by Populists in
Congress and some of Tom Watoon's
will be among the number selected.
Some of the literature being sent
out by the Democratic committee
and also by the Silver committee
will be distributed. Chairman But
ler said this morning that the com
mittee was of course embarrassed
for want of funds and Secretary Ed
gerton said that the committee must
rely upon voluntary subscriptions as
much as possible.
"We have chipped in," said Chair-
man Butler, "to pay our expenses
thus far. We have no rich men to
make large contributions for cam-
paign expenses, i expect we will
have to make a campaign like oth
ers we have made in the South,
where we have managed with very
Chairman! Butler will enter into
correspondence with Populist lead
ers and with free silver leaders in
various parti of the country at once,
and endeavor to effect an adjust
ment of all existing difficulties which
will bring the supporters of silver
and Bryan in harmonious action.
Tho Silver party and the Popu-
list party today moved into head-
quarters with the Democratic party
in the Wimley building. Vice-
Chairman Stevens, of the Silver Republican party is victorious this
party, said to-day that the silver fall that the existing gold stand
branch headquarters in Chicago ard will be preserved. I want
would be every bit as important as
the headquarters here and would
have charge of the campaign in the
Mr. Daniel' Mission.
Joseph us Daniels, member of the
Democratic national committee from
North Carolina, came here to try to
patch up party difficulties in that
State. lie was in conference with I
Senators Jones and Butler yester-1
uay, out without, niucu result, as
Senator Butler seems entirely satis-
hed with the political situation in
Vllfi OWT1 Sffi.tA- TTa BUVS thA olavon I
electoral votes of North Carolina
will Via oasi. far WTjitann. ATr F)qti. I
iels left for home last night. Noth- what have been the results? It is "ception and dinner in honor of the rates, with no protection to the peopl
ing, he said, has been accomplished an old saying that when people t?reat man, and. on Wednesday he agai.itcxorbitant rtte. nor agtint
thus far. He said that the Demo- can't see or hear, they have to feel, will visit the city of Brooklyn. "-"'if?1?'. to irV.'r 'Virrd
erats had offered th Pnnnliel. fi
thinks Mr. Butler's statement will
vvwwa. v v va w VV T VU .a.V
nreveTit the poRsihilirv of a. PnnnlUt.
-- w r
Kepublican tusion such as was fear-
t1 Vtnf that it matr rasnlt in nloninnl
three electoral tickets in the field.
Wh on.w nni ;nf.
larl t.nt Me. Tlnniola Viorl ctotorl that-1
1 vAWMPwaa,vra. -m va, wv M, nno IUIVI Ul
il.. n......:. ..1. xi t3.i-
ior, nnn tho PnT-niut rtto r,n nnn
I lit. .h I I 1 1 1 1 ' I n. M II. WIIIH III I II I Ml HTM IU
and the Republicon 110,000, he said
Did vou ask him whv it is that a
party with 125.000 votes wants to
fuse with a party havine 50.000? It
is generally admitted that the party
polling 100,000 votes in a three-
cornered fight in North Carolina
wiU carry the State.
The only in -
ference is that Mr. Daniels knows as
well as anybody that the last vote in
North Carolina is somethine that
his party cannot afford to relv on.
as thare has been a new election law
enacted since then."
Mr. Butler added that his partv
would undoubtedly put up Bryan
and Watson electors, which of itself
, ttm,a ,;w :
L i u B
LEASERS AGREE ON FUSION.
Silver Force In Missouri Will Probably
Support One Ticket.
St. Louis, Aug. 18. -Events are
so shaping themselves that a fusion
I ox. a- i l j - i I
I on Ol&ie eieeiorai uu congressional
tickets in Missouri may be agreed
upon Dy me j opunsi and nemo-
cratic State committees, whose
I headauarters are in this citv. A. H.
bnvingstone, foputist candidate for
Congress in the Fourteenth Missouri
district, in a letter to Prof. W. S.
Vandiver. the Democratic candidate,
has made a novel proposition, which!
is embodied in the following nara -
.,t i,..-!.- u
i a ai.. t -i t-. , -
ijiiiii i un a m.. ...ui. rnr,v u riinvuiiuii
i rVi.tr It r"-''.
1 V" """"Z XZfliZJZ
I , x . T 11 -
'favor I will
race in this district
they determine in your
withdraw aad support you, and if
they decide in my favor, then you
withdraw and support me.
I 1 A. L- Si a.1 A '11 a -
. I .
to pass, the leaders of the two silver as it did thirty years ago. And what
... . 1 1T " A 1 T 1 A wl. -. -i - A. A.1 LT- -
uwiwo m xuiasuari, ue jropuiiBis ana
Democrats have come together in
conference, lookincr to a fusion of
State, electoral, and Congressional
thirty veara ae-o. Mexico ha. vr.t
-uai. rsmMrtoa nominated. In tb
- I - .
o-ijisdibx, . y,.t aut. o ne
Seventh Congressional District Dem -
ocratic convention convened, here
to-day. It was largely attended,
2.M nominated for Congress, and
I f-neoaore .juntts, ol Salisbury,
A PLEA FOR A CHAHGE.
THE 60L0 STANDARD CAUSES HARD
TIMES-FREE CCIIA6E WILL IN
H Mt B. m Calt4 ritt AgaJ, M
bagiaaa Pat PriaclaJo A Wa rmrtj
Aa4Ketoro Sllvor toM lu rroawr
FaocUoa aa a Him; VataX.
For The Caucasian. J
Mt. HOL1.T, X. C. Aug. 21. Will
you allow me space in your valuable
paper to make one earnest appeal to
the honest voters of our grand old
State of North Carolina? My friends.
we nave to-day one of the worst
panics known to the human races.
Cotton mills running on half time.
hundreds and hundreds of people
-out of employment, and this very
tuing is maaing iramps out or some
of the best men in our land. Tramp
ing and hunting for work, and none
to be foand, Mow. I aak every hon
est man, regardless of his poHtteeJ
belief, don't you think it is time to
call a halt and make a change? I
think every one will say yes. Well,
now the question is: what kind of a
change should we maket What is
the remedy for these hard times!
We have tried a gold standard sys
tem and times are getting worse
every day. We all know this is
true. Then we see that goldbugisru
will not do. Will the Republican
party give us the relief we ask for?
Let us examine the platform of this
partv on the money question and
eee what it nas promised to do for
us, for. we claim the money question
is the foremost of the day. Here is
what it says: "We are, therefore,
opposed to the free coinage of silver
except by international agreement
with the leading commercial nations
(England) of the world which we
pledge ourselves to promote and un
til (England says so) such agree
ment (now listen) the gold standaid
must be preserved.
ilow does that sound to you? Do
you see any relief in their platform!
.Listen for a moment: hvery man
who votes the Republican ticket
this year will be voting for the same
gold standard that now exists, only
the name will be changed and not
the policy. My friends, i want you
to distinctly understand that if the
to impress this os youk minds.
Is their remedy all right? Does it
suit you? Can yon stop one evil
with another of the same kind?
Will you, as honest men, who love
your country, your home and your
family, vote for this existing gold
standard? I think not. I think
there is too much manhood in this!
country for this thing to continue
Now for the remedy. "What is it
and how can we obtain it? The
remedy is simple and easily obtain
ec. Here it is: The tree coinage
of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 more
money here and less for England.
T.Af rta nnl lilvav nrliava i f Vinl i rm .
poor silver has been kept dow-n by
tViof awq n, r,i-t rwi u
Ao fo-i; -A
I A.a v J vu avvtaia. vv vat i ul V1VIUV1I
t -oTf ; ri;r.i n
I . A. XlULa VVUDXa XS 1 VUL ICCIlilC a I A. a. V S3
I UV.I nUV.W V V tA. M. O W U
you anv? Is vonr conscience dead?
no ivon nn ;n 1on.; nt,
I i tv j v ia , v a m f ata vivoiyuia a ua
mv fellow man! let ns rise no as one
mon in ncf VAVAmkA.
this michtv monster, the cold atand-
ard. and bnrv it so deep that no re.
I r of r
ve party ahi.
urrection will ever be
ra kitt TBTni)r.T 1 trv
- k J A WA. A A.AA. A A AAA. AAW WAVIAAKJAAA.-ll'l
vote for help vote this irold stas-
dard out of existence.
In conclusion, I ask you, will you
P principle above party and vote
for silver, vote for home, for conn-
trv for family, and for your fellow
man? Will you still continue to
vote for your party and let your
1 wue aQd cnnaren starve and go
naked? Will you vote for your
party axd let your country go to
the dogsi win you do this, my
friends? Do you love a happy
home; or do you want to make your
home miserable? A vote for Bryan
and free silver will make a happy
home; a vote for McKmley and the
gld standard will make a misrable
s"-a . a a a
noose you tnis day whom you
will serve. Let us make the free
silver cause so plain that others see
ing our good works may be con
strained to follow ns.
W. R. Harris.
THE MEXICAN DOLLAR.
I Tna Condition of Kjtoor and tb Coat of
UtIdkih oarSwtor Bepubiic
new i ora joorm.j
I The impetinence of those employ'
ra Ul wr who are striving 10 ais -
I credit tne movement in favor of tbe
free coinage of silver by payinar off
meir men in Jiexican aonars is
only equaled by the shallowness of
1 tneir argumenu nun silver de
monetized in tne umtea states, with
I il 1 9.11 a
lue suver aouar as now coined,
standing not as a dollar at all, but
i no m vt. viuwo v f , uvuai a iuoidi
as a promise to pay a dollar a mere
certincate ot inaeoteaneas, in which
. ... . ....
I there 18 n? more need to put a dol-
lar's wortn ox silver than it is neces-
to put a dollr'8 worth of P"
r Fen.bck m such a sitruv-
tlon 11 IS. inevitable that the silver
coins 01 roreign conn tries shonld
a -1 .
nave nere no more man tneir Dnuioa
-. L.. k 1 - ,.-: ... f Z a.
I - -w
i uio.o iiuiuiui, .Ue uexican lar -
a mer can buy his dollar with just the
I same quantity of wheat or produce.
the laborer gives only the same
number af hours' work for it as
tho nnre.Viaa.no v.1no f I,.. .......
:r.i5rV. T.r "",.
enjoy a rruiy "nonost aouar," be-
1 cause its measuring capacity, when
applied to labor or its product, do
wages are low, the standard of liv
ing is not high. The nation is not
iu i annii aau iwwuiiu aau wwui uie
I the United State.. All trn. hntl " a. -
more thaa factor otter into tai
situation. It not tbe ef etWer
which 'tnakra Metieaa u !
tbaa thoae ia tbe Uaitf State, for
wages ia GotssaB;. Kraac. aJ
Italy, gold standard ooaun all
also are lower. Tbo character of
tbe workiegmas, tae effleieaey of
his labor, bis personal atabttioa. ail
are factioea in filing tbe rate of
wages. Mexican labor is not ner
getie. Mexican dollar trany,
and hoar of work brief. Yet ttr
ia among the working claaae cf or
southwestern neighbor a general dif
fusion of comfort and independence
scarcely excelled in tbe Catted
State. The peon labor, of wbich
returning travelers tell talcs to show
Mexico degradation, is not free la
bor, and the wage paid to peons are
not a legitimate part of tbe d.cu
With the ue of silver aa wooer,
Mexico ha progressed marvelouaiy
since svift justice was meted out to
Maximilian for hi effort to deatroy
hr liberties.- A great war .Vht bat
Keen f ntaei -awd rvd.4 "iStHUc
works have Wen undertake.. lv
mestic and foreign cmitut-ri Lave
wonderfully expended. The i!v-r
dollar which tne goldbug employ
ers ridicule has paid tor a'.l. and
with its aid Mexico, despite th. ob
stacles of a tropical climate and an
enervated people, ha proopered aud
Mr. Cleelaad Will Meet dUiot Mlrn la
Maw l'ork4)a. HlwtaUklkMg
oftko A rraacru.ro I a.
President Cleveland has indicated
officially that Larl Li Hung Chang
will be the cation's gust daring ins
forthcoming visit to this country.
and Gen. Ruggles, stationed at Gov
ernor's Island, has been designated
to take chartre of the detail of the
Thus far it is settled only that tbe
President's reception of Li will oc
cur at New York and not in Wash
ington. The proposed visit of Earl
Li to Boston has been abandoned
also the present plan bring to ei
tend the stav in New York becaue
of the President's presence there aud
to shorten it elsewhere. I'nder them)
circumstances no arrangements have
been made for entertaining tbe dis
tinguished Chinese euest at Wash
DETAILS OF HIS KECEPTION".
The Ambassador - Extraordinary,
with his suite, will arrive in New
York on Friday, the 2Sth instant,
and he will be received on the fol-
lowing day at Governor Island by
President Cleveland. There will be
a naval review and a great showing
of pomp. On Sunday L.i will vis:t
the tomb of Gen. Grant, and in the
evtnine will dine with John Kussell
Young, George F. Seward, John E.
Ward, and other Americans, with
whom he became acquainted in
On Monday, tbe 31st instant, the
party will be taken to vt est Point,
where a military review will be held.
V SePteberi the V,hambr
I of Commerce of New 1 era will give a
John KUSSell XOUUg Will entertain
I . . . . - t
La as bis guest in rnuadeipnia on
I ' .
I ll,w..naa. W - w M ft . A
arrive there in the morning
a , . a
PD uy paui.
I manner aS Can D6 arrangeU.
n th evening of inursday Li
wil1 leave for Washington,
will leave for Washington, where he
I spend two days, and from there
he ,to Niagara Falls, after-1
ward traveling by Canadian l acifle
- - . . . . . .
Railroad to Vancouver, where he
will embark for China. It is likely
that President Cleveland may en
deavor to end uce Li to travel to the
Pacific Slope on one of tbe Ameri-
can transcontinental ranroa.is and
visit Chicago, St. Louis, Omaha,
.a . a a a
YOUR DUTY AS A CITIZEN.
kterr VoUr Kbeotd bo latoreated la Poll-1
tlca Mtndy Moe aad Priarlp'.a
Little's Mills, N. C, Aug. 21.
It seems to me that I am not doing
my duty to the Peoples Party,
While 1 have done much in the pat'-omuiipion have been
I desire to do more in the future. 1
read The Caucasian every week
mrA kon mil if n mv nanvl.Ur.
who are alao eairer to read the beat
aua auva waaa a a w a mv,bm -v a-
re form paper published.
I his county win go about one
half for the Populist ticket and the
Republicans will poll a majority of
the other half, leaving the Demo
crata the minority vote.
I think every eitixen should be in
terested in the coming campaign.
It is the duty of every free man to
I have heard certain ones say:
1 don't eare who gets elected; it don
affect me no way. I get only what
w.rk for." Those kind of r,eor.
l ra inn icnorar.t to live. Th elr-
J tion franchise is a great risrht aud
- 1 ahnnld be handled carefully, not in
differently. One vote count iut aa
I mnch as an other and when ad led
Inn serves either for trood or bad.
Every man ought to vote. The men
h.rerv man onirni to Tore. .
and principles shonld bee
care i ailv
Itudied and then vote the w
-onaeienee aavs is riirht. V
to put men in the publi ofSces of
lhU great and glorious couLtry. who
are honest and who will serve the
1 ' - --.. ---
people faithfully and who wil? carry
out the principles upon which they
I ware elected.
VAAAVAAk . A Ww ... ..!
who would sell their birthright for
1 a mess of pottaire: who are utterlvl1 ne-iourtn oi a cent from paaeea
I .m of nrin-inl. a-ri v.---
I AJ MA tffint 4r lr &- tkli eatlla .
ThrAfnr it r.hr.va von t -.to
..j -,-t wWh ;nt;ffo-l w.i...
Z iT:l C ' " 7i Aa".T
- . V1UI1UUH. UTB UI11U1 CUDDirV. 1 UDD
. ... ' . .
? resource, and u
i the land o the ours and the home
0f the brave. We should be pa-
I trio tie- wo should always be for its
I -:. vir 1 a ai:.
lennntrv to 11 anrl nor tn f-it--
- man .honld vt anrl not B
leerted abont the welfare of bia
The IrorblUal Chargr i For Trier
pcrutico IsfOTtmfcirr. lie
Sc-lh tr.J Weit.
F0BL1G DEMANDS RELlEr.
Tin I'mH W.4 W .e...nu.a
' w UMlan o4 otMM Ml,.
lll toa Ate ItMlr Vtif.o m r
row Tt ll.ilw.. -rmt.
KtI..M. Al-Jt. II- ,le .r..
! been tiflra aar4 e belter t,rttt.
agvufeiUcr U a ataw-a 1-r
ll.e deprritif uintrr bit It to (ut i,
try rt- ilra.- Ki! a l.rtfrr.i.ar Cute.
frieed ( f re ot-tnar, do i4
4rf il i iiuonl rrmmj.lHii a o
liapei.aab'e ie. 'II lt jj
aiirxrare ia tbe ro. k mLn-u la, m
iael acamsl t Im l, ,re .r
lH.ir !.af t--li t.uriMl. ,n.t u.,i.i .i
larlled III) tlirrr inn i rnur.
rrrtion of Mir r-rit . t.r-
pteldly OfpMrU , ll.e rraii.iil w (
Ititie, lot ertaiult I turua atttwt
Curur l.rth u.Utl it !a rvn taaei.
.Vtijtig t!. utai y pritti
UKn tbe uiar t tUir prraeM
matera do tllr "la!rn tl.e em.t. ..
lib buriletia ir rtHi, l.i m Ui., . Lt.t
eblrli Ibrt taill t.4 lourb Utt
tnurba ue of lleir little tlurrr"
are the freia-t.t ralra ai.U aartie,a
rateatiirb liae Iu4 dt--rra-d mill
the de-rea in the alue uf -ur i.r.-
Urta. but bate entaared mltb
the rnbaiired aloe .f ll.e 5lar, tl
unerof tbe grt-at railway linn U-
ing aniotig lite iiit a lite acetila In
procurinc lbe ali.i u.n .f 1 1. .,,14
xatidsrtl anJ tdey are 1 lie large! of
triutra to tin aiitaiiftt fut4 tute
Ued arHat tle rralora. tti .I ellter
to free .linage.
J. lterMnt Mr:ai. bo a 'ti-
epiruouain rM uriti; Mr. orland
to laxuetl.e .. ,it no H'tia. and
who firm ahared Urgeit in tbe lv-
iHMm(,f protlt t he aji.JK ate made
by liaiiJlin: Ibat lour, o the i riiiu.
I owner of lie rvnjibern Kailws)
onmanv line. W tien r.ttuoi u 1.
rrtita a omd aa it atiJI raitiama lu
Sleioi ie Miutrl .f rottoti witwld
pay lor htr n.ilt-a of paetir fare
011 bi railruaaa; noer. tlioi:h be and
lit com bin at Km bat imreaaed tbe
value of money till rotUin bntyra out
t to 7 cents a ix.uuil. be baa titit re
duced bia farra tn.r freifhta and a
Iound of cotton will ouijr tarry it
producer two mi lea iuatead of lite, aa
formerly. Freight remain a hiith aa
ever aud trucking, wbirb should be a
very profitable buaineea, baa been re
duced to the same '.ctel aa other farm
ing busineaa, and iu both alike all tbe
profit is abaorbrd bv the transporta
tion c bargee.
IMIKXIill 4 IHMIaol.
Ia there no prtdertion for the te
pie? Certainly there ia, but It ia in
their own Latitla. It ran not be fouud
in the railroad cotnmiaaiona. Tbe In-ter-atate
'iiuiiiaion baa tnrJ at,
utterly inefficient that taout tbe great
part i-o bat put invo their i:ff'.rtua
demand for it liemg inale really el
flcient. In fact. Ui1 ItiVer-atate Com.
tnisaina baa practically restricted it-eif
to protecting tl
I Lurtine eart.
le roriHtrattotia againat
other by reducing
I ".r" ' io oojec.a in view to
creating the comiijiaaion. Whenever
that coin m i ion baa ahown any diai
aition to aerve the ol ject of it a crea
tion it baa bees promptly ba kled by
injunction, or liirfiuy technical rul
ings, by the federal Judrrt, boldinr
thair iMiailioti for life, and a larre
proportion of them bavin oerured
their appointmenta by tbe influence
of the rorporationa iu wboae behalf
they exteual their powera by etery
possible conatruction. Iteaiae. it i
not certain that all the apnointiueota
to tbe luter-atate ('niuiiiun itaelf
have been made without tbe influence
more or lea active of great railroad
aystem intereated in the future action
of eucb appointee.
araiKK. a. t mmii.
After this reault with tbe Inter-atate
Commiaaion coulJ tin re-ord of tbe
State Commiaaion be other than die
appointing? In "aonie caoea, aa
a v extern railroal ireilefit ctn-
cally and openly declared, tle
railroads have "aim pi j add.d the rail
road rommiaaitm to tneir aaneta. lo
the majority of inatancea. however,
the members of tbe Mate Kail road
1 unimpeachable character, but elected
y legislature intead of the people
I Tail IC a I defect Whlrb tlie COTttora-
. m . . .
"n. cre,u.,y .o-iaea 10 iney i.ae .n
I eaeo in,rtimi ,i il a ifialArilv ..r
- - j--- .- .
greaaive members in rluae oympatby
with tbe tteople. They have been lo
Itcnaely conaervat ive, Iiatening to the
I aertion of imjending ruin, liberal-
ly made by railroad managers if rate
were reduced, and not aeeiog th
patent ruiu to tbe people if they were
not. Asa rule railroad comaihna
have limited tbemaelre to a eheeee
paring redmtiwn of one-fourth or
one-eigbtb o? a cent pr mile on pa.
I I aenger fare, and a similar microscopic
1 1 reduction on freirht rate, and with
1 1 ordering few railroad station taeiit.
I where the cornorationa were riot over
mucb dipoed to build then, txtatr
times tbey have sotnewbat raioed the
valuation of railroad property for tax
ation over which tboee corporation
bare raised a a bam battle knowing
that tbe extra taxation wou!4 really
be paia ny tne people, ny quietly rai-
ing the freight rmtrm un orrl&in ar
ticifi. bu tbe aSUritr(J Oil Cotn-
I P0J wa ior par 01 ine laxe
I i. r . 1 . t 1, tn : a . .
A 1 A VHT-A, IWVKCJCIiri PIU OUV1
one-fourth or a cent to tbe price of
oil till tbe people hive paid our taxea.
The only way to reduce the burden
-.av1Uu a. unB aanfLiie mm mw am rvna n.i- rra uiiif
cut in panger and freight rate. It
may be said of more than one railroad
I coiutniasion that at a resaedful di.
I aaifl "llal ! W aioa. n.l aa aa a-.
rolled away." All railroad commit.
probably when II rat appointed
made a abow of reform by cnt-
r .: i . a
from railroad charges as an one-eirntb
1.1I 1 1 1 . M 11.11 ! B I WW. n
I ger fares and then two or three rea
leration bence. if the people wail ae
long, tbey may poasibly cut off another
?.OMI.Pld of a eent. In tbe nan
time, tne muiti-miuienaireewbo own
I -- .o.ircir n-roie pai-
I lh. Ia Ik.I. ..LI. -.1
is ace. in London and New York, with
their yacbtt, fast women and fact
horse, bave gone on witb their fellow
I conspirators enhancing the value of
I the dollar, reducinr tbe ealoeof nen.
duce and there by more than doubling
lrBi atiil r aa-a .
rncr or -xcassiva bates.
.? t Is in this way that IreUod natar-
s - - .m wh