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saJTen Cents For
f 1 1 m -tt- . -0
The Campaign, In Clubs of Yen. Send Quick
it U" In.
II t v' will
monvy lit it,
A I TP A (PI A T 1
Srer Im 4m ee
rn for tin umiilf it
I 1 11
' ! will mmm,tr
n 1 iiiL
Of Railroads -The Objections
Against it is the Cost and In
crease of the Publio Debt.
COST OF THE RAILROADS-
l .ir CotiM rUthang-e Stock
,! lt-niU Vr Thoae tf The United
H, v... I hr I'liMIc Would Mot he Nallled
l , .lUi'il Ilt I'olitlral I'alron-
Ai I " Greater Than at i'rmm-
rnt I !r Trniihle WoiiIiI ArWe.
- in.-H i"1' '"Uuurnroentof tho Pop
uli;t : "inv Vion, and tbe adoption
,v r"v;.fc m!.v ation of a plank fa
VMniu''i'r .'"v,'r1nicnt ownership of
,irvl f"f ' ha nppeared in the
ivi'Pi,!ti'' I'less much unreason-
j.rtvc fou those who llievo that the
...il.w.n . .).,... 1.1 - ...1
ay our nuiroaa systems in tbo ;n-ti-rt'.-tof
tho wholo people, called
,!! n,HK's'ut'H and robbers. We. liavo
i-vcn situ those who advocated this
,i,t ,n!i.'tio ftep, bolicvmg that in no
,,t! t i' way ran unjust discriminations
ktwM'ii persona and places in the
ln'itt r of transportation rates bo
held up to scorn as an-
tional burden; the
country are expected!
ling now to pay rate?
a fair income on tne
Ie of this
,nd are wil
t will give
roads, and that is all V ) they would
e io uo unuer got Jment own
ership. "As to the question of political
patronage and corruption, we bo
Iieve that the matter could be guard
ed by proper civil (service rules and
safe guards whereby this evil could
be obviated; in fact, it is generally
bel ievf d that under even the pres
ent system, the railroads take quite
a hand in polities and political pat
ronage. "We believe under government
ownership labor troubles on the rail
roads would bo less frequent, if not
cease entirely, to the great advan
tage ot the employee, the railroad?
and tho people."
BISMARCK S VIEW OF SILVER.
A REPLY TO
RALEIGH, N. 0., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1896.
IIAN FOR SILVER.
of men w ho are persuaded that they
have a patent on tbe patriotism and
tbe intellect of this countrr.
iwi paK in mi circular as an or-
acle, but the laboring man in readme
ea acu tevereiy wounded
Agne and Lizzie Miller, after which
cb fied to tlie Kwampr. The dtail
are meaarre. bet it im tatJ iLt I
for himself, and ia not much inclined I JonBOQttemptei8 to feloniously
Circular By an EmployeeHe
Takes The Railroad President
LABORER VS. CAPITALIST.
Hi r'lJ istrf.
ThuKo whoRo loudly, but withal so
inorautly, deprecate tho govern
incut ownership of railroads, would
.ia well to fix their attention for a few
m i 11 ute h on tho report of the Cora
imttti ti Government Ownership,
4'otitnd and Regulation of Railways,
nudti to the National Convention of
lifiilroad Commissioners, held at the
oflice of the Interstate Commerce
( ciiuniHaion at Washington on May
lUth and -Oth last. Us this com
mitter, which was appointed by an
thurify of tho convention hold the
yen.r previously, served, Hon. A. K.
IVisherg of Minnesota, Isaac li.
l'.rown of Pennsylvania, S. Otho Wil
s in of North Carolina, J. C. Allen
i.;' Nobraska, and Olin Merrill of
Vermont. Two reports were sub-
nairca to ino convention, a minor
ity report by Mr. VTilson of North
Carolina taking docided ground in
favor or government ownership,
nul tho report of the majority, which
wkh somewhat tentative and apolo
irt-tic, the members o! the majority
recognizing tho evils of over capital
isation and arbitrary discrimination
iu tho matter or rates, recognizing
irovernment ownership not only as a
iVasible, but pephaps the only posi
) remedy, and yet hesitating to
advocate euch ownership.
15 ut the fact that the majority o
the committee wore evidently preju
iiced against government owner
titiin givc3 their report even more
weight ttiwu it would otherwise car
ij. Iiiston, in part, to what fchey
"That the government has the
ri.ght li .M iinire the railroads of this
country by purchase, at a fair valu
ation, 110 one will dispute.
"li m only a question of expediency
and policy. In a Republican form
of government such as ours, it is
not expedient nor good policy to in
vade or appropriate fields of indus
try for the simple gains that might
he in it.
"Our government has assumed
control over the waterways of the
country for the benefit of all the peo
ple; large Minis of public money are
Jtunually expended to maintain the
usefulness of such waterways, in
the mt'-rest of commerce, but the
H'overnmeat does not build vessels
to enter into competition with its
citizens in tho carrying trade. If
railroads could be used in the same
manner as aro the waterways, there
would bo no question, perhaps, that
tho government would have exer
cised the same control over them as
it has over waterways; but from the
nature of railroad business this is
not practicable). Hence, if the gov
ernment should a?sume the owner
ship of railroads, it would necessari
ly also have to own and operate the
equipment; in other words, do the
wtifl railroad business.
"While it may be true that some
f our people desire government
ownership of railroads for the money
ttiey believe there is in it, it 13
doubtless other and better reasons
that inlluence the majority who are
in favor of this scheme.
"une ot these better reasons is
aptly expressed in the last annual
report ot one of the members of this
committee Mr. Brown, of Pennsyl
vania as follows: 'Our people have
little to complain or irom tue com
mon carriers, except on the question
of discrimination. Railway mana
gers must look to tho interests of
their corporations on this subieet,
if they would be true to the interests
of those they serve. Uovernmen
ownership of railroads is a mos
questionable scheme, in a republic
at least, and yet if discriminations
are to continue, if favoritism of such
a character as to enrich some and
ruin others is to be practiced, the
transition period of railways to gov
ernment control is not so remote as
"In the opinion of this committee
the sentiment in favor of govern
tuent ownership of railroads is duo
not only to the practices of discrimi
nations betweeu persons and places
but also to tho over-capitalization o
railroads, and the delay under our
present system as adjudicating con
troversies between the railroads and
"Among tho objections to govern
nient ownership of railroads are tn
cost of them to the government, and
lie debt, and also that it would cre
ate a vast field of political patron
age, and consequent corruption.
"As to the first objection, the cost
of the railroads, we believe this gov
ernment is amply able to assiune
ht burden. This government could
Wrow money cheaper than private
individuals or corporations; but very
little money would, perhaps, be
Deeded: tho t resent owners would
doubtless be glad to exchange their
"tocksacd bonds for those of the
b'nited States, whereby they would
he assured of a fixed income. We
"ail to see in what respect the public
would be saddled with any addi
l" ! ?l II MimI a MloUko In
N. Y. Worl.il.
London, Sept.. 2:.. Moreton Fro-
w?a c.vme back today from tho In
ternational Agricultural Congress at
I' inl a I est, bringing with him, to be
prevented to William Jennings
JJryan, a copy of a book written by
M. Ii;itiuy, delegate from the
H juth Russian Federation of Agri
culture, and with much formality
dedicated to tho American silver
It is entitled "The Agricultural
Crisis." and advocates bimetallism
as a remedy.
Mr. Frewen declares that of 220
delegates a large proportion sympa
thized warmly with Bryan's struggle,
including practically all those rep
resenting agricultural societies, and
particularly from Russia, as your
readers saw from thj names signed
to the message sent Bryan exclu
sively through the World a few days
no memoersuip or tue oiigress
included many distinguished men
irom all parts ot jvarope. it was
called by the Hungarian Govern
ment. une delegate, nerr von
Kardorf, leader of the Free Conser
vative party in the German Reich
stag and a neighbor of Prince Bis
marck at Fricndrichsruhe, reported
a conversation he had recently with
the Prince on the American politi
cal situation as follow:
'Frankly1, Kardorf, I ara too old
to go to school over tho currency is
sue, but I recognize that, although
I acted in 1873 on what I regarded
as the best advioe, my action was too
Drecioitate, in view of tho results
which have followed.
"The fact that the Agrarian party
in Germany is vigorously urging the
restoration of silver weighs much
with me, and must weigh much with
anv intelliaront government on the
continent of Europe.
"The one class that we cannot af
ford to estrange i3 the farming elasb
If they are convinced, and tbey as
sure you they are convinced, that
The Working elMMi are Heading the 11
rmnclal Outatioa For T1icd1t Will
Not Follow The Il-Uttee of The Honey
I'ower-Tlie 1'eople Will Amrt Their
American CitlztriBhip at The Io1!m Next
Since the "campaign ot education"
ha-e begun J.niong tin; railway em
ployees, the following from one of
ilieni in ay not prove uninteresting or
untimely. It comes to the? duci'jnat i
Enquirer with every mark iif eii-
iiineiies, and the writer must be cred-
ted with considerable moral courage.
has evidently studied the nues-
tion,as many others have done and
are doing, though it is apparent his
information was not acquired in a
compulsory school. It is in the form
of an "open letter to Mr. inealls"' :
Mk. M. li. Inoau.k, President of the
V. A. St. L. JCiiilway and C & O.
Railway, Cincinnati, Ohio. Dear Sir :
Ai a section band upon section No. 11
of the l'eoria division of the Rig Four
route, I beg to acknowledge receipt
through the railway mail of a circu
lar containing your interview with
the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune,
upon the 14th day of July, IjS'.K',. which
is now being sent to all employees
upon this division of the JMg Four.
Having known heretofore that you
were a Democrat, 1 have read your
circular with unusual interest, and
have tried to follow, aj best I could,
your ell'ort to explain why JVlr. Mclvin
ley should he elected.
'Your interview, sent as it is, in the
form of a circular, must command the
attention of every employee upon the
line, for two reasons :
"1. That it embodies the views en
tertained by the executive oilicer of
two great railway sjf-tems.
" 2. It comes to us bearing upon its
face a direction as to how we shall
vote at the coming election.
"A careful reading of this circular
this, railway servant s guide leaves
me far from satisfied upon the propo
sition sought to be maintained by you
You will, of course, pardon my re-
lusai to accept jour peculiar views
upon 50 grave a question as now con
fronts us, unless such views at least
appear to be based upon facts and sus
tained by reason.
"To begin with, you announce that
the result of the Chicago convention
is a disappointment to Democrats and
a shock to all good citizens in the
"This statement is substantially
false. Of course, the Chicago conven
tion must have been a disappointment
to a small minority of Democrats, who
are directly interested in contracting
currency, in purchasing United
States bonds and in maintaining the
present uniteu states baneing eye'
tem, but you surely cannot believe
to follow oracles.
"You take it upon yourself to char-
acterize the Chicago convention a
the Chicago mob. You have misread
the aien of the time. You have mis
judged the intellect and miscalculated
the patriotism of the Chicago dle-
rat?, and of the people generally.
iou have mistaken earnestness for
lawlessness, and, having, in your posi
tion, been bo accustomed to dictate to
us, your employe, just what we shall
do, you have fallen into the error of
supposing you can dictate to an Amer
ican citizen how be shall vote.
'(If cnt;rap tho weight o-ivon tn anv.
thing a man of iry class may say is I PRu to jump from third-story win-
very slight as compared to the utter- luowa to the ground. About a score
ances of one like you. but if you shall I of the cadets wr ininrft in thir
be judged by the strength of arjru- attemnU
. s - r . .i- I . , 1 J
iiieiib cuu.aiueo in your circular, men I nnnA vm rillv lmrt rn. ,
you are far behind tw per cent, of the f"V .1 .V 1
men you are ures.imlne to -nHrht !-st ?ea-r,y U their clothing and rr-
I1R. BRYAll III
H. K. ThuiMr, of Kew York, Saf
er Ms Connection With the
Be publican Paxtj.
j?afcf votk:8cs. td U as f ?.
I re-reived tetter from a baJ
! wotkisc friend of Bice, 4 is it be
"Ttoee orrod tt free eo.&axerf
uUer appear to be feeliac evy bJ- MclUtcif 1 cf Etth?ifiaric Silt.r-
ly jqst bow beeasee ve may be paid :..
in c-8t dollars. Mt HiS it ETtfJ ToitX
"Dy is tt that tley tave taken sol .V- t..
aoit alius Agnes Miller, and the
killicg was the result of an attempt
capture mm. 11 caegtu Jcnnsoo
will be lynched.
KUUtarr Academy SinM,
Mkxico, Mo.. SepU 24. The ex
teasive and handsome buildings of
the Missouri Military Academy were
ST53S" Vlu SEE! u" 1 slA&u MAK1L HihSA . - Mi" bostos-s oeeat tors out.
About 100 cadets were asleep in the
. . I
dormitory when the alarm was given,
and so quickly did the names spread
that many of the students were com-
upon the question that ia at Mue. If
joii have the timete spare, I suggest
that you devote your efforts to cn-
vince such men as Debs, Sovereign,
fiotrpcrs and others men who are
able to contend with you that the in
terests ed tee workingrnen demand the
election of Mr. McKinlev.
Charles R. Simms, Trackman."
Cul!nl ami Condensed for the Header of
agricultural depression is peculiar t that the convention or the platform is
those monetary changes, our gov
ernment must review its position."
Cotton Production and Consumption In
The annual count of the cotton
crop is completed, and compiled by tions, including, perhaps, railway mag
Mr. Honrv G. Hester, secretary or.
a disappointment to the great body of
the Democratic party, winch controll
ed the convention and formulated the
It may be that the corporate inter
ests of the Jt,ast, the moneyed institu
the New Orleans Cotton Exchange.
The total commercial crop for the
season ending August 'M, 1S9G, was
22.214.171.124G bales, against 9,901,251
bales in l91-'95. a falling off of
almost 28 per cent.
In a special report Mr. Hester en- result of the convention.' Yrou
i.n. f ti nnftrtn Mntiimnti t th that the position taken by the
South. The total number of South
ern mills at the beginning of the
last cotton season was 4!.. Of these
were dismantled, burned or
merced into other concerns, while 00
new mills were built, leaving tne to-
nl number of mills at the close ot declared for tree coinage ot silver and
. 11 . A . . A- & I I " .. 1
au .17 y o iyq ti k jiii goiu. anu Duciew duouc usen can oe
L Li U t K t ii v " , , , ., 1 , o ; -- J -J
mills. Id the preceding season the Iounu ) V, V "w,freu .lur International Agricultural Cengress
.. ..." m, voriini fold as standard nri marv t..j 1. i- a. j.i
number of mills added was uJ. The " " " at r.uuapesc as making me nrst gen
total im ruber of srindles at the South i..- nine political sensation of the cam
E I 1 yj u rtanu i ml 1 1 n i au llic u iiitiam I a n t i
is given at 3,093,000, against a total nf nii sunreme court. It was such a Pai?n in iavor 01 "ee-snver coinage.
nates, were somewhat shocked that
the people had come to "bat," and in
sisted upon playing their inning un
der a fair umpire, but any sane man
must now feel humiliated to think
that less than one month ago, he an
nounced in a public interview that
'all good people were shocked at the
crats thi3 year is 'revolutionary and
Populistic.' . It must be admitted that
the sentiment now is in Javor 01 a
change, and that it is very popular,
but the position occupied by the Dem
ocrats is not a novel one. In 1878, the
Indiana State Democratic platform
Aatldnte for Potato Buza.
Muncie, Ind., Sept. 22. Patrick
Billow came near meeting death in a
peculiar manner yesterday. While
walking down the Lake Erie and
V estern tracks a bug flew into his
mouth and he swallowed it-
From the taste the insect left in
his throat he thought it was a potato.
bug, and hastened to his boarding
bouse and asked the landlady what
she used to kill potato, bugs. She
stated that she generally used paris
green, and he went to a drug store,
where he purchased and swallowed
a large quantity of the drug.
In a short time he was suffering
with pains in his stomach and be
came unconscious. Physicians were
called and administered emetics, and
the man was relieved of the potato
Xhe Longest Kelgn in Kngland.
London, Sept. 22. Queen Victo
a's reign becomes to-morrow the
longest of any British sovereign. All
the morning papers will publish his
toric reviews ot the events of the
Victorian era, and editorials con
gratulating her Majesty. The pa
pers will dilate upon tne progress
that has been made in political
economy, and in all the arts, sciences,
and industries since the Queen as
cended the throne on June 20, 1S37.
United States Consul Gibson Dead.
Constantinople, Sept. 22. Thos.
R. Gibson, United States Consul at
Beyroot, tlied at that place on Sept.
20, from smallpox.
Large Gift to Chicago University.
Chicago, Sept. 22. Mrs. Julia
Bradley, an aged woman of Peoria,
111., has bestowed all her fortune,
estimated at '$2,200,000, upon the
University of Chicago on condition
that a branch school shall be built
at Peoria. Mrs. Bradley has planned
for the gift for fifteen years, but the
fact has only now leaked out. Some
time ago she decided that she would
like to see the school at work before
she dies, and the incorporation pa
pers are now drawn. It will be call
ed "The Bradley Polytechnic Insti
tute," and two of its seven directors
will be connected with the Universi
ty of Chicago.
Ulsmarck on liimetall?flm.
Chicago, Sept. 22. The Demo
cratic National committee regarus
the letter of Prince Bismarck favor
ing bimettalism as a step towards
international agreement, and the
cablegram sent to Mr. Bryan by the
sonal property. The loss on build
ings is estimated at f!H),000; the in
surance ss $37,000.
Fatal fire In Pavannati.
Savaxkah. Ga., Sept. 23 Messrs.
A. B. Hull fe Co.'s wholesale gro
cery was burned this morning. The
stock was valued at $.T,000, and
there was insurance upon it of $31,
000, distributed among ten compan
ies. It was totally destroyed. Of
the building nothing but the walls
are left. The structure cost $10,000,
s-nd is tuliy insured. Fireman Frank
McStay is dead as the result of a
fall throuerh an open grating, 40
feet, and James McNally, a former
employee of the firm's, is under ar
rest, charged with firing the build
ing. This is the third time during
the year that Hull & Co. have been
burned out, and each fire has had
the appearance of incendiarism, bat
the firm has been unable to secure
sufficient evidence to warrant any
A Uaagerona Counterfeit.
Toledo, O., Sept. 23. A danger
ous counterfeit made its appearance
here yesterday. It is a $2 Windom
silver certificate raised to $10. The
town has evidently been worked
thoroughly, as no less than six of the
raised notes made their appearance
at the various banks yesterday.
Judging from tho persons who en
deavored to deposit the notes, the
bill-raisers are disposing of them in
small stores, bakeries, etc. The
counterfeiting work is excellently
England, Turkey, and the Czar.
London, Sept. 23. The London
afternoon newspapers, which have
hitherto advocated the intervention
of Russia in Turkey, now scarcely
allude to any possible interference
on the part of the Czar, but all of
the papers print columns of edito
rials, communications, reports of
meetings, etc, all of which are di
rected against the Sultan. The gen
eral tone of these articles is in dep
recation of, isolated action on the
part of any Power in Turkey, but
strongly favoring an immediate con
cert of action.
The Bleeding Philippines.
Madrid, Sept. 24. A dispatch to
the Impartial from Hong Kong says
that steamers which have arrived
there from Manilla, the capital of
the Philippine Islands, bring the
announcement that Cavite is occu
pied by 15,000 insurgents.
Over a hundred monks have
been murdered in the islands since
the breaking out of the insurrection.
Many of the victims have been fas
tened to trees, their clothing having
been soaked with kerosene oil and
then ignited, and been burned to
Rich natives are being arrested
daily. Documents have been seized
by the authorities, in which
given the names
and the various other officials of the
WhwaOaly i Ire U I I imIi aa4 yr r
rr-ll.dl7 Ule KaM fr llle
Artloa-.a latere!!- Orralar-Way
the Mimm fchaald a ate for tae -Vt
II. K. Thurber, the senior member
of the firm of II. K. Thurber A Bro.
the largest wholesale grocery house
in Amenca, nan renounced his old
political faith as a Republican. Io
replyjo a friend as to why he re
nounced his party allegiance Mr.
Thurber sent the following letter.
New York, Sept. I V Mr. J. L
Hackley: Dear Sir Your of the btn
inst. at hand. McKinley cannot
carry New York State if the masses
of the party vote th ticket, and I
1 1 e
tain iney win. ine labor l mons
are with us, and where there is one
(rota uemocrai we lose mere are, as
1 believe, three silver Republicans
to take his place. The fight between
i;v. 1 in ... ,
tinier auu 1 lau win neip us in a
small degree. Jf the New York
Kings and Queens Democrats ran go
"I it beeaufce they waat It pjr
u th ame pn 10 MUt-al dollars?"
"No: a thousand limes N!
"It Is brea they know that
monuuietallum will r at the werkier-
man were in the power cf the lconevi
'They think vua tnrh fxU that
?o an tui Dw mm reV.atittr re
demption do larsocw-half mill rrdure
and they must thick u rl
very, very oft in uur braia. be-
cane thv bamrorr at tb tor man
U-ing paid ia rett doluts
Well, Low is the time for the
laboring rnau to aart bim-lt.
' nce get the yoke of gold tucno-
uetalhsm fastened n this country
and labor will b ia the atne situa
tion as it is in Kurope.
"The ruh Democrats are toincfur
.uc run ley. a nans a dead suresiga
that the r mtereit l:s that war.
...... . .
IsD t that enough of a tip ! ikvt
ana I'emoerats to r
" a .1 . . .
to the Harlem River with a 20. 000 ,or llrn "J"001 y uic k-
maioritv. instead, as formnrlv. with nam ae l3T UrxM Z
ef " - - " ..II a . a W . m
40.004) to P.0 000 I l.Aliir hK.t ut s an rignt: lie is one 01 us.
. - - . 1 ... . I t. : Zm . . L XI" , .
Will lta nn Tl, .il.n.M;..n llUiri BIO I6IU IO0 Olie
' v.m ay m v A VV aAA- aa a, so W I a a
"U. K. Tui Ki ik."
ours, ine excitement is so I
great and feeling so strong it cowers
very many employes from talking
and many debtors also, but their
ballots will go for Bryan. I know
this to a certainty to be the fact. I
have not in years at this period be
fore election seen the signs point so
unmistakably as thev do now for the I
election of Bryan. 1 ours truly.
H. K. Tlil'KBER.
Accompanying the letter were two
circulars, which Mr. Thurber has
had printed, showing the reasons
that urged him to depart from his
old-time principles. These circulars
will make profitable reading for
working men and should be dissemi
nated everywhere. The first is ad'
dressed to my friends and is as fol
"The question comes right now to
ns whether we snail nave a bimet
allic currency or the single standard
of gold as the only redemption
money, un this point mere is a
great difference of opinion, and
many good, honest, thoughtful
Americans take different sides.
"Which is right? Which policy is
the better for the greatest number of
"On the one side are ranged the
i 11 1 ,i
utvuov looses, mo uicu "do nmw 1 . n.l
A . 3 I 1 . A. ! . V Of l . OUW BO III IV.
is mvesieu m uuuus sua morif aires i r
ana iney ciaim mm 11 we nave iree .rphives of that miintrr. I am l.t.
ter acquainted with the customs and
usages of that country than I am of
HW lMtMo KM A.
r..rx m a reH.aSaJ 1kaeM la
iMatiliMiM.ta m r-H. la
IVm4 ( lllt.M.
Mr. Bryan sgs.a ita4l tt ) m(
UiireMteUr U lre sset Ith
beariy d mot! talma aad lare
traftlm. but 14im Im tar rrt at
tb tfatbv'iir r. la l.nlti Mr.
Brjaa rnAe te la.t VWt:r0y
aichv.at th Aadry .f V 0r ta. a
au1a-9r BomWricr (ally
pie ani later at the O-rmuut R.k t
the -apc.ty vf the buiUitg. .m
biaJ-vi rr cLabl
to fata dniaMn taitbrr p!tvr-.
AT (UEKJT ala.
The turtin was prrttded our I r
the r.ty labor rrasitatiot.s st,d tLr
stag roatait.r.1 a rrprrt.'!ir
from each bcI lUr ri:atit.' e.
Wh Q the tsre-tiec was rsTe-d lu t t
der veiv aisie atd each roiiJ..r
was crowdtd ani ba !rtt uf r
gretre rad from K3!rrtiY. lwa
anJ John . lists. s-rtary f tb
Kbights of I.mlor. tbre erv cj-
erocs ehcers. ll-ij ia his tele
"The miliif n are with Brian and
will place him iu the cha-.r Liberia
occupied ia spite of British Toryism
ard corpoiatioc eoercoia.
Resolutions were adopted eotu-
mending the work of the CLiraro
convention and proclairritiff:
'We beheve ttsat the cntrt to be
much more than a tragfl ttn
the Dem H-ratie at,d o-ealld Ketntb
lican patties.ciore than silver against
gold, and is tied a fight of the people
gainst the rich, cor of labor agaiast
capital, nor of the farmers against
the artisan or mechaaie, nor the
creditor against the debtor class:
bat when silted aad anal4,
stripped fiota all sophistry, ia a
battle of the people against the
oligarchy of wealth, founded oa spe
cial privileges, therefore be it
"RcOLYEI, That we pledge onr
services unreservedly to the earnest
and active support of the abl young
tribune of the people, Wto. J. 1ry
an, for President of these United
coinage of silver that they will be
paid in what they call "oO-cent dol
lars." They say that is dishonest
"The people on the other side say
that silver at a ratio of about loj to!
has been used as money from the
time that civilization began down to
AN AMERICAN FROM MEXICO.
Makra a "vara Ktalemeat mt the ftlloer
Situation la That Caaslry- Let Ike UeM
bup IUfatelhU If They C'aa.
One of the clearest, most emphatic
statements in reference to the Men
can situation is given in a dispstcb
to the Chicago Record from Des
Moines. It sweeps the gold bug deck
Des Moinds, Iowa, Ang. .11. J.
II. Kennedy, & former resident of
Iowa, has attacked the statements
so generally made rvgardinr Mexico
and silver by making the following
aCidav.t before h. II. English, a no
tary public at valley Junction:
"I, James II. Kennedy, now a res
ident of the town of Sinalva, in the
State of binaloa, Mexico, do solemn
ly swear that 1 am an American by
birth; that 1 served three years in
the ith Iowa during the late civil
war; that I have always been a He- States, and we ask the support sod
publican: that I have resill in earnest co-operation f all the toil-
Mexico for t went v-flve rears: that Iters.
speak the Spanish language as wen President Joha MrK-tcbuie an
or better than I now do the English, nonncea mat u wonia i v..w
I have traveled throe gh twenty-four P before Mr. Brian would ar-
of tho twenty-seven States in Mexico I Tt and the audience cheered lust-
uy bis aeeiaraiioo mat we wtu
wait until morning if oececsary.
The time before the arrival of
Mr. Bryan was whirled away by
brief speeches, John Phillips. Na
tional Secretary of the Hatters'
Union, beginning the addresses.
Others were John BrisJen Walker,
of New York, and Joseph B. Bucha
nan, of New Jersey.
It was a lew minutes alter i
when Mr. Bryan appeared, and af-
my mother conntry. I left Mexico
on the 21 day of March, lfe'JO, com
ing to tnis country to visit my
friends, relatives and old comrades.
During the last month in Iowa I
have heard more absurd and utterly
at the close of last season of 3,177,
000, an increase of about 510,000 in
pinoles. Gain in consumption at
Southern mills was greatost in South
Carolina, Alabama and Georgia.
The consumptive capacity ot South
em mills is placed by Mr. Hester at
03,000 bales, and with good trade
this year, he thinks, a consumption
at tho South of 1,200,000 bales is not
mprobable. The leading State in
number of soindles at the South is
South Carolina, with 1,192,000 spin
dies. Next to this are North Caro
ina. with 950.000 spindles, and
Georgia, with 080,000 spindles
These three States, in faut, contains
75 per cent, of the total cotton-spin
ning capacity of the South.
Let Sewall Retire.
It takes certain Democratic papers
to tell the Populists what they ouht
to do. Some are especially kind id
telling us what is "good politics,"
and that Mr. Watson should never
have been nominated and should re
sign in the interest of a banker,
holy horror of criticism taat gave
birth to the infamous and despised
alien and sedition laws which lived
only long enough to illustrate the
proposition that a free people must be
permitted to exercise tue right ot iree
speech. It might be both interesting
and profitable lor you to ass your lie
publican friends, whom you have
Members of the committee at Chi
cago neadquarters said yesterday
that these documents silenced the
platform and assertions of the Re
publicans on the point that the Uni
ted States alone could not change
the monetary system of the world.
and that the present agitation would
v ! i . a . . 1 j a a l V r
im-,! an.i tn u'lmm T-nn nrmkiivnr. oe aemmeniai io international di
inr. riv a svstern ol coercion, to deliver I uiei.aiiitiu
OJ v . . '
the railroad vote, what it was that
they remarked in their platform con
cerning a certain Chief Justice Taney.
"You next argue that to be in favor
of adopting a system that will put'the
nation out of debt instead of lncreas
ing its liabilities is repudiation. You
may congratulate yourself upon the
fact that no one of your associates nas
exhibited more courage when attempt
ing to justify the bond sale in time 01
peace than you; or, rather, I should
say, that you have not been more cow
ardly than they.
The claim that the success of free
silver will put us on a par with Mex
ico is absurd. For more than eighty
years we had free silver, and if Mexico
ever became possessed of the silly and
foolish idea that we were on a par
with her, she changed her mind after
I'amllco County Convention,
The Populist party of Pamlico
county assembled in convention on
tho 17th inst., for the nomination of
candidates for the various county
offices and member of the legisla
ture. The Democrats seeing utter defeat
for them had been resorting to all
kinds of methods to bring discord
and had openly proclaimed that the
convention would break up in a row.
An arrangement had been made
with, the Republicans whereby both
had agreed to run separate legisla
aii.wueux-ug iuu rcu.. , statements made in regard to tne police M fougLt a way
tor nation; ana mat sne nas ever M.r-rt th. , .i.,...-!., ,,lM i th roach the crowds at the door for
m a r non ffinin tt f AVoa I I a a 1
conjured up by mortal man. all to iney na io repeal ine opera
deceive the voter.
"One most heard is that you can
take one American silver dollar into
Mexico and get two Mexican silver
dollars for it. or that you can get a
I in whip l !irfl I . i . . . . . i M-..I w vcm uicii nuu miw uvwu a u I - - m -
of the Resident that WU ? bePay.le Bold lthere American dollar and they will give Uame ground, of aome of Li. previ
Jl nZIu Tthl was no other legal tender mo.ney: you back in change a Mexican dol- on. speeche.
"A single gold basi3 would injure i.r. I brand this as utterlv falso in
and in many casos ruin financially every respect, a lie manufactured
me progressive uioii ui our cuuuiry, ouj 0r whole Cloth. 1 assert that a
and would be detrimental to the in- Mexican will not accent an Ameri
terestsof tens of thousands of the can dollar either crold. silver or pa-
since that time been trying to force
the commercial nations of the world
on a gold basis, that would reduce
the amount of redemption money
about one-half, that would reduce
the price of all property other than
gold and evidences of indebtedness
tion inside, the vast assemblage, in
the meantime, standing upon the
seats and yelliLg themselves hoarse
in their adulation, of the leader.
When Mr. Bryan bad secured or
der he made a speech covering the
; per, for any amount, but will refer
On Thursday Mr. Bryan and party
entered Connecticut. The first stop
of the Bryan party was made at
Stamford, where aeveral hundred
person, surrounded the rar and
The committee decides to have
these declarations printed in several
languages, especially German, and
to distribute several million of them.
Hawaii and This country. tive tiCKets. but they allowed us the
Honolulu, Sept. 15. Efforts have following places on the county
been made during the last fortnight tieket:
to generate dissatisfaction among Two Commissioners, Treasurer,
government supporters by circulat- onerm ana ourveyor, ana tney taK
inff reports that President Dole and ing one
his Cabinet are not honestlv m favor I ueeds, ana voroner.
of annexation, but are in accord ine tonowing ticKet was men
with the British section of suerar nominated: For the House, Charles
railroad magnate, capitalist, specu- the discussions held at Palo Alto,
lator and reducer of the wages of Itesaca, Buena Vista, Cerro Gordo and
labor, and esoeciallv in the interest Mexico
of the Democratic partv. une would be led to believe by the
planters in their desire for an Amer
ican protectorate, which would per
mit the continued importation of
Asiatic contract labor, which the
"whites so strongly oppose.
poor classes, while it would enrich
only a comparatively few. jOU to a broker, where yon can sell I cheered time and again for the com
"Wesav that it is dishonest and vonr silver dollars as bullion for inee. The tram .topped but a too
wrong when we have invested our Mexican money, then they will trade I ment. bat ia that time Mr. Bryan
earnings in prooertv ether than eold with von. The largest hotel in the! had a chance to aay a few words.
on a bimetallic basis that bv law cold Citv of Mexico will not accept! The most enthasiatie reception of
aVirnlrl ha marla thn nnlv ltral tender I American moner under anv o.ircnm- I the dav was that avccorded by the
mnnfiir. thna rrlnp.irirrth redemnt ion I stances, but will invariablv refer 1 citizens 4tt Bridgeport. When the
money one-half in amount. you to & broker. I train rolled into the station, a nam
"To do that would inevitably take "By paving the mintage any one I ber of carriage, were in waiting. la
n UrvA nnrtinn nf the whole of our can take silver bullion to either of I these lT. Bryan and party were
nrnnprtv aw-Rv from us and put it in I the mints in Mexico and iret Mexican taken to Washington Park, in the
the hands of thosa alrcadv wealthv. silver dollars for it. and for 250 heart of the city, where Mr. Bryan
Wo aor eViat rrnlil monomAtallism I iroars stilver bullion ha never iliic-lspoke to a Crowd of several thon-
c.an have but one effect, and that is tuated up ot down-to exceed 1 cents. I sand.
to make the rich richer and the poor "1 hear it asserted that the na
noorer: that we do not want the same tional debt is payable in gold. I
state of things here that exists in brand this as utterly false. Every
harone. and that eold monometallism dollar of the debt, $140,000,000, is
ia surveyor, ana tney taK- m g f tQ bri arOQnd that and , has been payaWe ia the
Commissioner, Register of . ftff Jirg iawf Qi money of that country, and
"The sinele trold standard advo-1 we are now paying our debt in lex-
cates, in order to succeed, must carry ican silver dollars, the money of the
with them a large numbers of voters I contract.
whose best interest is to have bimet- "I assert that Mexico in the pres-
allism.and hence the cries of 50- ent decade is making stride, of ad
cent dollars!" 'sonnd money!" echo- vancement greater than any other
ed and re-echoed in the papers con- nation on earth. Twenty-five year.
xuo oxuK xi vo Ww iuip m tuo . . t. mone clagses. a0 we bftd eifirnty mue. of railroad.
puniy me ropuiists namea ine two ttVr "na ,v,a VOI1 ever ston to now we have nearly 8.000 mile, of
M. Babbitt; for Commissioners, J. J.
Brinson, Charles A. Flowers; for
Sheriff, John W. Aldridge; for Treas
urer, John R. McCotter.
There being five townships in the
interviews the Cabinet mem
bers state that a protectorate would magistrate m wo. i township, tne think firgt ' tnat e man who ig raUroad. We are building factories
be very unsatisfactory, and that Republicans taking one magistrate j. . ' on the interest of his m0ney is on every hand; Twenty-eight year.
UKIY WftUl UU 1WIU Ol PU11UC81 Union wuoiouio cii aiLCi.uai.xuK .. . ..I. stondtnl nf A Ml .im whan lha French a.rmv W.
The Peoples Party was not formed earnest and eloquent manner in which with the United States less than full respectively with the other four, , second., that it is not because driven out, the Mexican government
the interest of Democracy and is i"Aaifu..u"ur complete, aamission oi navau bo'"k u i iu wu- . , , , th people was left penniless, not a dollar in
L1121L1 LUC VY UU1C U X 1L 1. UU1 V D Ittnn 1 C- M . r nm flflFQ I . . w
" i .v . - . . . . . ... . . nfliier miu iudv uu uiou uwu uuau- ms ucuui . v
jnr. m.. uaooitt oiterea tne 101
lowing resolutions which were unan
imously adopted: '
RESOT.VED, That we, the Topulist
party of -Pamlico county in conven
tem was a gigantic bureau, managed
and conducted solely and simply to
alleviate the suffering and provide for
the wants of the wage-earner. But to
Eighty-Two Spaniards Killed.
Key West, Fla., Sept. 23 Ad
vices from Havana to-night state
l! k V V WV?V aa.vrwa,.sw- . " . . . . . , . iUI 0 ObUllUU J.1V1U AAQ V Oliia 1U1 VniO" T - 1i1B 1 t 1 II LI If 111 LU
a true Populist, and JfJiVV- bazar, about eight miles from Hay- tion assembled, to hereby pledge our
Xt that;or -IJZ Kven craticn
aiki x vavuiUK vaiie I ,
bazar tbey were surrounded by in- , m. ,
in the interest of Democracy
determined to maintain its own or
ganization it is opposed to nearly
everything Mr. Sewall represents
and it believes in putting a South
ern man on the Presidential ticket, me, trying to support a family on fi.io that Monday 87 volunteers and regu
We know Mr. Watson to be a true c7 in summer, ana yy cents per lars started from Havana for Cala
that he has the
trodden masses at heart. We believe tne rigt y ar tn worid'g production an reported the killing of the oth
Mr. Sewall to be the exact opposite 0f g0j was over $200,000,000, and re- ers. Shortly after reaching
of Mr. Watson in nearly every re- mark that amount excels the product
spect. Besides, it is generally be- of both gold and silver in any one
lieved that the Chicago convention year prior to 1884. You neglect to
i.nnnATitratAl nnrt Tr.a,icrod nil its siate iiuat uuring tue past year, tue
Rood se-.e hen it uomiaated Bryan llftLfZXTi
anu mauo a. musv tauum uiuiiuei ,,,, nvna h- -;, tn atnnV nt
When it nominated bewail. mnno-r Yon do not exnlain to us that
We see no reason for Mr. Watson tne output ot gold from the mines of
to retire so long as Mr. Sewall re- the United States has averaged less
mains in the race. If the election of for the last ten years than is required
Vice-President is thrown into the to pay the interest on the public debt.
KT,.t it will be fault of the Demo- Terhaps Ina subsequent circular you
... I .11 Zt l..a A t-s ItAM irrn SaVA r
crats. If the Democrats are at all MV" m,M.u taiu a?.fcU. c V.m
jui. oii i v" mwu mines are insufficient to now pay our
such advice). Mr. Watson will then, interest, and when at the same time
no doubt, act with equal courtesy you favor frequent bond sales.
and propriety. I '"Your splenetic remarks about 'su
i perannuatea politicians' are caicuiaiea
Send ns a short account of your to provoke a smile. If the terms you
meetings. We want to publish it. I employ describe any class of persons
Send it the very day you have it. I in this country, it is the small clique
better than they do their own
cial welfare ?
"I am and have been since the
foundation of the party a Republi- j
can, ana tavor a proiecuve lazm,
but in this election shall do all 1 can
in the election of the Demo-
nominee for President. I be
lieve this country is in no condition
at the present time to be forced on
the treasury. v e can now pay oar
entire national debt any day a de
mand would be made for it.
"I am now on my way to Mexico
to spend the rest of my life. Any
one can find me by addressing a let
ter to James H. Kennedy, binaloa,
14 Tn nntnc!nn T invitA an VinnAat
the Kepublican party as . time to be forced on and thoronirh investigation into the
m I to a permanent gold basis. fact, of my statement and I defy
surerents. who fired on them from all , "uirm wa all know that we have been successful contradiction. I am not
sides and then charged with their our. He.vo",on ? me Prinei?ies enun: nassinir throueh troublous times. I the owner of mining stock, and no
i a aa t on veA ks i vn a trt wba WAvawirs ea vi tru I o w .
machetes. The captain of the Span- , 7 r- believe that the great reason is that personal interest has caused me to
iards was killed by a machete, his ?ledB ourselves to PPrt the nom-1 haye been tending toward gold make this statement, but have given
head having been cut off. , " iUi monometallism: that if this country it by request of an old eomrade.
Hubert de Blanck, professor in the votes for the free coinage of silver James H. Kcssrorv7
conservatory of music in Havana,,, 1U I we will see an entirely different state
who was latelv arrested as a suspect. xuu ""'"Uf things cme to pass: that our pro-1 BebeU are Active.
01vvXum yi. ui F,mv.Kr..u . rvorf iT will risfl in valnp: that onr
we hereby tender them our sincere
was released yesterday, and came to
this city to-night on the Masebtte.
Passengers report a terrible state of
affairs on the island. The newly-
appointed captain of police is caus
ing a reign of terror.
Terrible Crimes of a Negro.
New Orleans, Sept. 23. Near
Amite City, La., this morning, John
Johnson, a negro, brained with lan
axe John Cotton, his wife and Mer
riam Hevens. Johnson then attack-
thanks for their manly course in
It was the most harmonius con
vention I ever attended.
The following was the executive
committee elected: C. M. Babbitt,
chairman; Adrian Eastwood, W. H.
Lewis, H. W. Coweil, W. A. Cara-
wan, J. W. Aldridge.
S. W. McClkks, Chm'n.
D. W. Brinson, Sac'ty.
perty will rise in value; that our pro- Havana, Sept. 24. Hebels have
ducts will onng more money; msi burned the town of Ijagunillae
the hnanciaipan mat goia mono- Province of MaUnzas.
metaiiism naB mrown over os so long i They have also destroyed the .u-
will be immediately removed. p.ar estate Olano. near Bolondron
"I urge my friends to examine this I Qzado. near Lagunillas, Santo Do-
sub ject, and if they believe as I be-1 mmcro. near Gnamaearo, San Anto-
lieve to vote and work for the elec-1 nts. near Corrol Faiso, and build
tion of Bryan and sewall. I lugs on othet estates of more or less
"Yours for free coinage of silver. I importance. '
H. E. Thurber." AH these estates are ia tho Pro-
TVn nthar ii anAMallv in thA inter. I vince of Ifstsnias,
HTCDENTS PIHOBACtrCL COJf-
Hartforp, Conn., Sept. 21. Wil-
iam J. Bryan was interrupted a
dozen times today in Lis speech on
the green at New Haven by the dis
orderly conduct of Yale students,
and finally abandoned in indignant
disgust all farther attempt, at con
tinuing Lis remarks.
mm V- CT 1
ao say mai ew uitci was in
dignant that so gross an affront
should be offered her distinguished
visitor would be patting it mildly.
The University opened today, and
ast night and this morning students
. . .. . B t
were boasting tnat "uryan woaia
regret that he ever saw New Haven."
Two thousand people met the
Btyan party at the depot, and Mr.
Biyan was escort! to the New
Haves House, where he dined. Al
ready the crowd on the green in
a a a a
front of Center Church nd swelled
to thousands, and when Mr. Bryan
and Lis supporter, made their way
through the throng, the gathering
the largest ever seen in .ew
A platform bad been erected on the
historical -New Haven Green" and
about that platform for more than an
boar before the nominee arrivea irom
10100 to 15fiO people bad surged to
and fro. To the right of the stand
tbe students had congregated, await
ing the arrival of Mr. Bryan. At J US
Mr. uryan wa. driven in a carnage
through tbe crowd to tbe platform.
Immediately all was contusion in
front. Tbe students broke forth In
their college cheer of tbe "Frog Cho
rus'' from Aristophanes, fouowtag
with three long Yale nine ratw for
MYale and McKinley." Tbe crowa
surged tq and fro in front of tbe stand
and a doten policemen foagbt it from
There were cheers for tbe nominee,
but from the right of the stand tbe
students repeatedly broke forth with,
their yell and , for twenty-flve mfn-
(Oopttnrsm on third pagsu)