Co a t f THE CAUCASIAN; VOL. XV. RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1897." NO. ft as 14' 11.? 11. rJ 1 I ' 1 n.l Hi! OLE MISTIS. Winner of the Most Famous Race Ever Pun on Tennessee Soil. v bright, sunny morning, about ' ' y years ago, in a valley of the .Mia Basin of Tennessee. A hand ,ru brick residence, with sturdy Mara and Nanking galleries, on a 'rasy knoll that slopes up from a binding pike. Hirns, whitewashed Hud clean an a sanded kitchen tljor; fences, shining in long lioea in the lity, spring sunlight; orchards, in xun and leaf; wheatlields, stretch itn away in billowy frebnes8, turn tjuow to amber, now to emerald, ,s tl.u west wind laughed across iiMii Further on, a meadow, dot ted uith sheep and cattle, while d,hp r the house, and to the right, a narrw:r meadow of bluegrass, thri-iL'li which merrily leaped a ppitrl.iing branch whose source was in h large stone dairy near the Ihim '. This meadow had been divi ,1, ,1 into paddock after paddock, ei h (ontaining a handsome mare or tw . with foal at her side. Ti,n is the home of Col. James Ihtiwiilclto, the courtliest gentleman, Ut firmer, kindest friend, most re lentless enemy, most charitable jjn"ii'r, nerviest gambler, and owtuT of some of the best race horses iu Tennessee. "Horse racing," he has said a huii'iri'd times, "is the sport of the gmls. A man must raise horses twenty or thirty years and hare his aiict stors do the same, too, before h can become an all around gentle man. The proper study of mankind, nir with due respect to Alexander Pop is horsekind. Gambling on horo races is wrong of course it is, sir. It's wrong just like it's wrong to gamble on the price of wheat or com, or city lots, or to raffle off cake and quilts at church festivals, or to run up a bill at your grocer's when the chances are ten to one you'll neTer pay it- wrong, all wrong, sir. But how are you going to stop it! I, for one, shall not try. Ti e Uinwid'dies can show ten gener ations of gentlemen, Bir, and not a single bypocrite" and he would in vite you out to a paddock to see a stallion he had lately imported from England. "The winner of the Der by, sir." he would add as he looked biui critically over; "the winner of the Derby, while kings and prin cesses looked on in admiration and delight." The day wears dreamily on, being one of those spring days when wan ton May, coquetting both with April and June, varus her moods to suit each ardent wooer. Everything is busy growing too busy to attend to anything but its own affars. Even Brutus, the Colonel's negro jockey. was rubbing with more than usual attention a magnificent blood-like gray mare half covered with a cost ly all-wool blanket, on which tne Dinwiddie monogram was stitched in red silk, in tne clean, newiy- swept hall-way she stood, impatient ly enough, with the cooling bridle nn, her keen ears now Hashing for ward, R3 some object attracted her Attention in front, now laid back threateningly on hor neck as the vigorous jockey rubbed too ardently er steaming sides for he had jast Viveu her her morning work out ad champing incessantly the bright ound saa tile-bit in the loosely-fitting pad stall. An imp of a darkey, wiKe or flfteea years old, small, iry, Tvith iuick, sharp eyes, sits ist out of reach of the maie's heels ta an upturned peck measure, and ate he s like a cat every movement f the deft rubber. Jake, as his name went, was a nvilgt'd character. "The-mascot f the barn." as the colonel called tui, "and we can't get along with- ut hitu him and the rat terrier. ust watch them, Brutus," be had id only yesterday to the new ckey he had lately imported from Orleans to ride his horses and riperintend his stable, "and don't let 'em co to fsleeo in the stall with i Muftis or get too near the mare's eels. With anv of the other horses makes little difference. My luck rould desert me if either of them lot hurt." Todav Jake was takine is first opnortunitv to tell the new Pckey all he knew. "Von gotter be mighty keerful r, wid ole Mistis." he said, as the re raised a hind foot threateningly tn a too carets stroke of the Ibbfr, mighty keerful. She's er Common kais mair an' wuf all de Is' ob de string. Didn't ole Marster H VOU vnn rinnatn' tinrTAf trv to b her off 'twell you'd fust cleaned ner race de berry op'site from F7 yuther hoss? He amtT Wal, t er coful thing I tole you, or tul er bin kicked ober de barn! p' didn't he tell you erbout de war na' ob her, dat she didn't drink fiog warter like de yuthers, but N Had to warter hnr out nn de C1S- r ri har 1 whit a folks drinks? iat? Wal, you jes' try her now. v '1 die ob thirstivashun afore I' 11 (Wlnlr Hon nn ml it Anm.4 I'eu de cistern. I'm de onliest one t Undrfttnn'a Aia mair. n' (lat'fl (ac," said the imp. as he arose )in his imnrovijied seat and ran Qd down into r iaan nneket where "aa stored away a bright carrot . r - - - Pping carelessly under the mare's . itiore the jockey could stop he bobbed up suddenlv to her 4 and nrnaenfAil tn hor th nnh stable, exclaiming: "Heah, you y guost, faster'n greased light uown er skinned sycermore tneaner'n de debil to kia mud n law take dis!" and de bit stop mining m her nervous jaws as proceeded to devour the carrot r which sh whinnind and then bd her nose affectionately on a eiy cropped, wooly head, with igu ol satiafaeiion. -Tak outer dis heah barn," remarked uuu darkey pompously, as he "CU DaCK to hl A&t..hin mare playfully by the tail as h 1 II t ! l.i... niarger befo' night. I'm de onliest one dat understand her, an' ole Marster '11 tell you so. Didn't he nurver tell you how I made ole Mis tis win de ten tousan' dollars at de big race las' springT He aintT Wat, be mayn't tole it to you, but I've heard 'im tell it to de gnv'ners, de majahs an' jadges oats visits him, when uey sets out in de frunt peaz zer an' smokes at night, an' dey nearly die laffin'. 'Sides dat, its bin rit in de papers, man!" "ion see we got holt of er fool heah las' year dat thout de wav ter train hosses was ter beat 'em. We didn't kno' he wus dat way at de time or we wouldn't er hied 'im. we bleeves in kindness heah: we .K.'t .i ni ij Li i uuu i mcbi uuuuuuy cepi uey Dieegea I ter nave it noboddy but mv mam- my, Aunt feriby, de cook. She beats me nigh ter death sum timeR, 'Kase I'm ber onliest chile an' she's tryin' ter raise me right, an' Marster says be 'lows it 'kase she's de onliest one on de place dat kno's dey've got de genuwine religun. Wal, dis fel low we got, tried t'r train ole Mistis dar, an' lacter ruined her. She won't take no beatin'. No, sirree; why, man, dat mair'a by Sir Archie. fus' dam by Basting, seenn' dam by Diermeed, third dam by Flyin' den, fourth dam by 'Mencan 'Clipse, an' so on fur twenty mo' I've heard ole Marster tell it er handed times. Wal, de end ob it wus we j?s' had de oberseer gib dat nigger a cow-hidin' and saunt him erway, an' we turned ole Mistis out on de frunt lawn to try an' fnrgit it. An' dats whar I fell In lab wid her. I ain't -ot nuf fin ter do but to tote de kitchin wood in ter mammy, an' I aster go out dr an tttoA ra Afiatia a nnlaa on' sech lak, an' one day Marster tried 'er agin on de track, wid me dar to be wid 'er, an' she run lak a skeered deer wid de houns at his heels. Ole Marster laf an' say, 'By de eternal! bat dat boy is a reg'lar muscat ha bring me good luck!' and he tell 'em to take me to de big race wid 'em at Nashville de nex' month Jiminy! Bat didn't we hab a good time on de road? We hitched up de fo' mule team an' put all our things in an' went long in style. Ole Mars ter went long in de kerridge wid Mis' Anne dats de young mistis V , r.T x an Cap'n Sidney UaiS ner DOW ll hates dat white man, he's so mean an' we eben carry de horrow an' de big pair Devum steers to pall it fur -n A nT fm Knr,oi 0;i a, Sidney man when we started. ' ' I 'Be- Kase, san, said oie marster. 'my hosses can't run ober pavements, an' dats whut dey had to do de las' time I wus dar Dit crowd up dar too 1 m t r stingy to keep de tracks borrowed, sah, an we all went on. Wal, sab, slep in de stall wid ole Mistis ebry ;ght an' she nurver stomped on me nary time. Da mornin ob de race dar wus de bigges' crowd I eber seen. 'Twas down in de ole clober bottom, whar dey say Gineral Jack son sster race; an' bright an' early ole Marster rid out to de stable on de track an tell he head jjckeyto ook up de par ob Davum steers to e borrow an' make me horrow de track for ole Mistis an' den he rid ff sum'ers. Dey put me on de off steer and gin me a big stick, an I went 'round an' 'round dat track tvrell I got mighty tired. An' dey euyed me an' hollered at me up at de gran' stan'. An' one man lolled and hollered to sum mo dsr in er ittle stan' by deyself an' said, 'Time em, gineral, er dey ain t goin too as' fur yore watch, an' den dey' all ook at me an' de two steers an laf But, thinks 1 to myselt, 'Jiibry man gotter start at de bottom ef he specks to rise, an , dough I m gwine round on a steer now, dey am good ones, an' dese folks will yet no to see me go round on dis track on de bes piece ob hoss flesh dat eber stood on iron.' I kin stan' white folks laffin at me, but de nex' time I cum 'round dar was some little nig gers laffin' and throwin' clods, an' it made my blood bile, loreetly one on em got up clos to me an I haul ed rff an fotch im a whack on de head wid my stick, bat de nex' one hit I missed, an bit de ox on de tin ob his bier horn an knocked de shell off clear down to his head Wal. when ole Marster cum he was sho' mad, 'kase he thout a heap ob dem steers, an' it spiled de match to have one on em wid de born off, an he ax de jockey, 'who don it!' An' de jckey said, 'Ax Jake.' An' he ax me whut I do it fur, an' he wouldn't bleeve me when I told him bout de little niggers, an' he took his ridin' whip an' started to lambas' paBscu, au uis mair woum Kill sum me. Dun wm uu "un; ui uiuom,..-. jw, .... .. .- ..v s.., to race an' he changed his mind an' I Willi 1. W U1LI VUU. VUU.I 7. . Wsvm won i mia u-, uui n n un. . 3 a . V. ... A. 1711 k TTAn . " ' wnsser I'll lock yoa op in de stable an' you shan t Eee ole Missis run ner race.'" "Wal, sab, dit lacter kill me. beir 'im to gib me a good'un but let mtx qca tha TAOC I P.TlPtl an 1 HOI- i j v-. HTf v,o flm chnf auo kv v j w - - mrwu, uui vio , iuq ui nu i " - - . , n' lvufr mo in. an 7 nar 1 wns. Wal, de crowd gutnerea an ae Dan played an' de hosses cum out, an I looked thr u8h de crack an' seed ole mo' y0re chances for usefulness in J. tVwXd it taai mi.:. -:.i e oinra on n eta'rv- Li wnrV n heh'n in de naixt. fonlin' nomination) that rendered it impos- bodv hoo-ravin'. an' jes' couldn't stan' it! I knowed ole Marster wus busy an' he'd forgot all erbout me I jes' dug oat dat stab e like a rat, BlU i' " " v " ' I I b-nrtarerl nlA IVI fLrSIflr WUS an siippea up io ae wirc h;-"" pent's tootb'-Kyankl yankI)-only pole whar de hosses cum doun fur deJ0U ain,t 8Darper tall-(a vigorous WUru. " " 'i J"- T race; bit was a corsrer ei uojr bum one. l iurgot i wus eruvo pep mini eanay, two circuses, an' er watermelon paica, mnnnihins und he&benlv ansrels. an -a 1 A. 1 1 turned er summerset 1 felt so good, . tn Ha enmmon niccers wus l seemed to be in ernnther wor!4-l wnen jou uua ira , , u .i t r, l befo' an' think 1 aint got iioiu oi tne u. D.c,o km), itI (Yank) JfL0 mo iwas giory uiiwiujri, needn't 'sDec' you to do n man bark an' erround me es load es I could: 'Look I at ole MiBtu! L-ok at ole Misti! Jes' lookit toy mair" An' ies bant den dev cum round donn onr wa J an' de niggers &U Uf an' holler. I m oie ansus nowl' aa bit maae me bo mad 1 jumped up on de fense an' jea' es de mair eum by I hollered at 'er wid all my might: 'Look on, ole Mietif! Look out. ole Mistis! L-wk ont! Fur Oord sake run: An ioT goodness she henre ur ! for the ja' collared dat hoss an' went by 'ini lak he was hitched to del gyardin palms. An' when I seed! she hed beat 'im I jes' turned sum- mersets all ober de groun' an' walk on my hans an' hist mv feet under dem common niggers' noses. An ebery time I turn er summerset an' kick my feet I sing: PoMum up de gum stump, hat nog i ii de waller Ole Mistu gin bernelf a bump Air neat em an to tioller: O my ole MistisI My ole Misti! Whar you gwine? Wbar you ewine? O my ole Mistis! MyoleMistis! l ou kno' you ain't ba'f trjrin'! An' den I riz an' turned ernndder summerset an' cracked my heels in de air, an' gin 'em ernndder one 'kase I wus so happy: Jav - hird tonit de hrwinin' tr .... . ' miaee iook ae ineame, oie Mistis took de money off Pop goes de weasel! O my ole Miatis! My ole Miatia! Wnar you gwine? Wbr you irwine? V my ole Mistis: My ole Mistis: You kno' you ain't ha'f tryin'! But when I riz de next time I liKed ter drap in my tracks! Dar stood ole Marster an' er whole crowd er gemmens lookin' at me an' la Hi a', an' when he seed I seed I'm, he cum up tendin' like he was mighty mad, an' ecz: 'You imp of a niererer! Whut you cum outen dat stall fuit I'm er good min' ter flay you erlive!' An' 1 drapped on de grass at his feet an' sed: 'Ole Marster, kill me- beat me to deaf! I kno' 1 desearves it, bat I've seed de bes' hoss race in de wurl', an' ole Mistis has won it. Thang God! I'm reddy to go!' An' what you racon' he dun, nigger t Ole Marster!. Right dar in dat crowd! He js' pull out er ten dol lar gold piece, an laf an' sed: 'Heah, you little rascal! Ef dat mair hadn't henrd you er hollern' on de fence I don't b'eeve she'd eber made dat spnrt an' won dat race.' An' de folks all 'round sed de same thing. 'Take dis money,' he sed. 'Now, go an' help rub her off!' Far er fae' he did." JaKe e-e: un, Jakev'" came a terrific voice from the back porch. A glance by Brutus snowed that it emanated from the center of a dark moon, while a deep circle of red bandana not unlike the rays of the sun creeping over its edges shone over th nnrthfim hnmianhfirfl. Ra- .. ... - , r . . . neatn in is croppea out a lurt oil e.nrded hair, not nnlikfi the nnafes of a lunar mountain. The moon was ' I evidently in a state of activity, how- ever, for from Brutus' distance the i. : c i T l , nu T-i ii, i : i lurriuu o b.b.v-13-v : yju, tt&neyi wmcn continued to pour steadily forth seemed to come out nf a volcano nit. situated near the southern extremity of the satellite. The sphere seemed poised on an object, which, from the Darn door, was not unlike a moun tain weighing some three hundred pounds and decked in a blue check ed homespun, girded round the cen ter with a string. At the sound of the voice for such it was, and it came from Aunt Fereby, the cook the small braggart ceased his narra tion as suddenly as if he had met the fate of Ananias. The fat person in the porch became greatly excited. Shading her eyes with a hand cover ed with biscuit dough, she looked intently at the barn door, as if it were the object of her wrath, and screamed "Don't you heah me callin' you, yer raskili" "Lnc' Brutus, said the email per son, now considerably rattled, "is dat mammy callin' mt!" "You kno' it is," said Brutus, as be went on with his rubbing, while the virazo still held her band- over her eyes with a look of vengeance in them. "What am she doin7 now, asked tne tamer of oxen, in the hallway, "eny tbing 'cept bollerin?" "she's getbered up ber cloze to ber knees," said Brutus, as be glanced up, an' she's cummin' t wards de bare, wid er brush-broom in ber . bans. You'd better git," he added, signifi cantly. But Jakey needed not this admoni- tion. lie bad already departed at the rear ooor oi me earn iiowever, ue door of tbe barn called back : "Unc' Brutus, don't for- git ter soak de bandages in arnica water afore you put 'em on ole Mistis' legs, lou kno "You git V 'said Brutus, picking up a stout cob. (jrit: Does er oie riaer like me want eny tellin' from a kid of yore stripe?" But Jake bad already burned out of tbe rear ot the barn, in tending to keep on down the rock fence and turn up suddenly in tne kitchen with a bundle of "sage-grass" in his arms, as evidence that be bad been on tbe errand on which he bad been sent. But these tactics must have been played before, for tbe party armed witb tbe brush-broom darted around the rear of the stable, instead of tbe front, and immediately after ward the jockey rubbing off the gray mare neara a painrui collision, lonow- i fu uv vena nuui aic o uu buo jcku- I la ahawAar Dhamrtiir chovnor tf f no I I iai Ducnvnt ouvnvni m v w Dmitl,nu vh. ,nmnt tn,nsli nn . t. tajn and m0on was seen hurriedly ad vancing back to the kitchen, holding II her youthful scion by the ear, while the boy hair ran, nair jumped, witn i . . . . . i i I liUW nu nucu a faun iu tuc cat nuui nis motner to neip mm aiong, was gei- .;,. th henefit of the afrPr.Hn tbe benefit of i ... tongue lashing "Dat s ae way you am, she said as ne went along, "spendin' yore life, an' wid dat low jockey crowd down dar at .tk - t m " . . ; kf i A ue uru, death trym to tnankles' chil I uc uu u, ou """J1" ujjoc.a rei lak de good book say : ihitA am una tai 'n onn. iuv;-..u.-.."- dj iuu wucu ju mc v.amu """ ti " - . wrr,J ir I sense nuff to luree iiimes i yank!) But umn' right soiled already. Dar I set doun dar i in cornder, she said as sbe gave I him a final vank in the air and landed I Z ekn bifnhofl OAPftAF af rft aa him in tbe kitchen corner, "an' eat dat eracklin' Dreaa x uun saoe ior jou while jou doao dar at de stable ruinin' Jr immoral soul fool in' wid race tiwr. An' what I tab it fur joo fur?" trillio attitude and looking i at r t m ai-h a- K m u: i. i sr.. I w w iuviu ah u t- j v u f V at fM( f A K ar..a a L.ah fviim a mm i-r . . cudim trm. tinn'r if ..- n. ... ob de transgressor am hard?'- You dun foun' dat out. aint you? Wal. it also ays: 'Blessed am dey dar moani fur dey thai! be cumfetted.' You dun bab you rooanin', now be cimfutted an' tbank jore start you got a mudder dat kDo'a how to 'terpit de acripters," and sbe flung herself in a cbair and proceeded to cool off. Jakey accepted the interpretation of the ekillft of crackling bread and bay ing dried bit tears on bis sleeves, and felt of bis ear to see that it was still there, be fell to and proceeded to be comforted with a zeal bordering on religious enthusiasm. "But law !" began bis mammy after a Cause, "I can't do nuflin' wid him. ! eurd Ole Marster say de big race cum off soon an' he swine take you erlong es a muscat. Dats de war it am ; 'Ds wicked race to dar ok n de strucsbun.'' Jake stopped eating at once. "Is dat o, mammy?" with a look that showed how he stood on the subject. ror answer the chair was vacated in an in&tant and the brush-broom picked up. Come, come, have whip ped that boy enough !" 1 he cook dropntd ber switches and said apologetically to her master for it was Col. Dinwiudie who was pass ing by and spoke "Jes' es you say, Marster. I'm les tryin' to raise 'ini right. You kno' what Kinsr Sollerman say : 'Spare de rod an spile de chile' " triumphantly ! l es, but a greater one than Solo mon has said : 'Blessed are the merci ful: for they shall obtain mercy.' Jake" to the boy jro unhitch my horse from the rack and take him to the barn," and the Colonel went on in. the boy went off with alacrity. "Blessed am de merciful, he faid to himself, "fur dey shall obtain mercy." Dats de bes' religun I eber heard in my lire. A all ob 'em bad dat kind dar wouldn't be a brush-broom or a mean temper in de wurl," and he pat ted the horse on the nose and mounted him. Darkey like, he put him through all his gaits before he reached the barn. Continued next week. Oleason and tbe Horn. It is necessary for any man wish ing to handle horses successfully to be self-possessed, determined and to give some attention to tbe horse's natural habits and disposition. There are doubtless a great many men in this country who have made a study of man's great friend, the horse, but none are so conspicuously successful as Prof. 03car R. Gleason, the world renowned horse trainer and tamer. It would not be claim ing too much for his system to say that, by its use, any horse may be broke (regardless of his being pre viously spoiled) so as to make him perfectly docile, and even safe for family use rrot. uieason does not waste bis timo m,rct;niic fnnlro H io nri nu Ciples are those of a universally ap 1 I 1 A. i.1 1 A A - A pucauie system, ior ine Deuer irain- ing of horses for man's use, produc ing absolute docility. The three fundamental principles are. First, control; Second, kindness; Third, a proper appeal to the horse's under- standing, kindness, associating mastery with rebuking wrong and awarding the right. We have secured a limited a num ber of Prof. Gleason's great Horse Bonk, which has always sold at $1 50, but which we offer with every subscription with this paper. See advertisement in another col umn. A Logical Combination. Hickory Mercury. The gold Democrats and so called middle of-the-road Populists have fused in Michigan. This is a wortby and logical combination. Both gangs did all they could to deteat Bryan and free silver. Four-fifths of their members voted for McKinley and goldbugism. The goldbug Dem ocratic press is making strenuous efforts to magnify the influence of the Tom Watson faction and make the bastard Nashville conference a success. They are now tryinar to down Senator Butler, split the Pop ulist party and destroy its national organization. They may accomplish their evil designs. God forbid! Bat we have too much confidence in the honest integrity of the Populist ranks and file to believe that they endorse the action of the sorebead crowd which is fusing with goldbug Democrats in Michigan and prepar- ing to stab the traitorous daggers of hate, jealousy and reyenge into the hank of Kan a tor Butler at Kashville on July n. xne irue irienas oi -w m mi j .. free silyer and financial reform wil unite in the next campaign, and al the eroldbngs, kickers, traitors and soreheads on earth and in hell can' defeat them. - To restore gray hair to its natural color as in youth, cause it to grow abundant and strong, there is no better preparation than Hall's llair Kenewer WhT There Should Be K Fusion With Kither One of the Old Parties. For The Caucasian, j Long Leaf, N. C, Jane under 19 A Cincinnati paper the j i ui i .y i oiatoiuvuk u ivo w. umns "The duty of the Democratic par ty is to kill the Populist party with out sacrificing any Democratic prin ciple. ' Harold bewail, son ct the recent vice-Presidential candidate has been appointed United States Minister to Hawaii. In all probability some person,- or persons, received $iuu,uuu more or less for the trick (placine Sewall in sible to elect lsryan. "There is death in the pot.1' Therefore, there should be no further fusion. Be fan Tvson. Tbe DaDer referred to I believe is Gazette, but in making a note of lZ rlSitlvoM 1 noma mnA tkafn nmif in thA I above B T I Ayer' Pills promote tbe natural I motion of the bowels, without which I there can be no regular, healthy opera I tions. For tbe cure of biliousness, in I digestion, sick heaaacne, consripanon, I iaundice. and liver nnuiuiamt. tee I Vll 11a ftavO tIA An tl 41 1 tTaTaaVII b4sbsj pills have no equal. .Every dose i ffct- live. VANISHCO STATE OF FRANKUM. HI4 rrt ml tt rom tbe i hicao fort. J Tbe State of Franklin one foraed, area if not in popalaiion, an im portant part of tbe Union. It bad its execntive. legislative, and iadi- eial department; exereised govern mental functions, maintained a re- pectable militia, nourished anac. and then, after a varied upenenee. completely disappeared from tbe sisterhood of States. ' From his torians the State of Franklin baa re ceived scant attention, and to the majority of tbe present generation ita idenity with the State of Ten nessee seems almost as mvthical as that of Plato's Atlantia with the American continent. Yet. thouirh eonessee was a few davs atro. at Nashville, celebrating, with a great clat, the centennial of its admis sion, Statehood had, in fact, existed within its present limits conBidera- oiy over iuu years ago. One desirous of dwelling on the romance of facts may find much to attract in this obscure chapter of onr national history. A few thou sand mountaineers, in a remote wil derness, infused with the principles which inspired the Revolution, bad banded together and formed a State government of their own. With ohn Sevier, an ideal frontiersman. as the hero, with local self govern ment as the animating motive, with variety of plots and counter plots to lend pictures queness of incident. with phases of comedy, interspersed now and then with episodes truly tragic, the drama was acted out amid the scenery furnished by the mountain regions of Tennessee. When the American Revolution broke out, what is now the State of ennessee was an unorganized. parsely settled territory. The North Carolina Legislature, in June 1784, without consulting those most af- menr'the whoTe" annx d tSSSTy under the name of the District of Washington provided the govern- nify its assent. The settlers naturally objecting to such a wholesale disposition of themselves, rose up in wrath. The manner and conditions of the cession Were repugnant, and the people felt that they had notonly been trifled with but subjected to two years of an archy and disorder. Calling a con vention in August, 1784, they form ed the State of Franktln. The North Carolina Legislature, realiz ing its error,hastened to undo its mis take and re-annexed the "Washing ton district.'' The inhabitants of Franklin rejected offers for recon ciliation, and Capt. Sevier, though at first inclined to advise a return of allegiance to North Carolina,, yield ed to an overwhelming public senti ment and accepted the Governorship of tbe new state. Be was inangu rated at Watauga, March 1, 17S5 Some sort of order was now estab- lshed, at least for a time. A court was created, the militia thoroughly reorganized, and peace effected witb Indians wno bad been carrying on a destructive warfare for a quar ter of a century. But peace did not long prevail. Complications arose which kept the young btate of ranllin in a constant turmoil. Congress still asserted jurisdiction. A reac tion, stimulated by disappointed of fice-seekers, ensued among those who had been most clamorous for the new State. Jealousy of Sevier's success animated bis rivals, who henceforth sought to make his life burden. The population was di vided into the Franklin and the North uaronna tactions. Elections were held and appointments made nnder tbe laws of both States. Two sets of officers claimed authority, each nul- lfying the acts of tbe other. One faction would steal the public rec ords from tbe other, only to be treated in like manner in turn The ccurts were in a chaotic condition. Wills could not be proved, titles perfected, or justice adminis tered. No taxes were vaid. Marri ages performed by omciais of one faction were not recogmzrd by the other. Still the determined State fought for its lite, it exercised even Fed- eral power and authorized the com- age of specie, though its chief me- dium of exchange continued to be tional Cigarette Company and after the skins of wild animals. Finally that the American Tobacco Com emissaries were sent to the North pany refused to fill his orders. claim- Carolina Legislature to mafce oyer- tures of peace. The address of Franklin's representative was a model of eloquence, fervid with the rhetoric of the Revolutionary era. But it fell upon unheeding ears. No recognition would be made of the rebellious State, though North Caro lina had once cut her off without her consent. The last session of the Franklin Legislature met in September. 1787. That there was no intention of sur rendering is evident from one of the acts of the Legislature, which has been preserved, and which is inter esting as an example of primitive fi naneiering. The law is as follows "Be it enacted by the General As sembley of the Stabs of Franklin, and it is hereby enacted by the aa thority of the same: That from the first day of January, 178S, the sal aries of the officers of this Common wealth be as follows, to wit: "His excellency the Governor, per annum 1 000 deerskins. "His Honor the Chief Justice, 500 deerskins. 'The secretary to his excellency the Governor. oOO raccoon skips. Tbe treasurer of the State, 4o0 rac coon skins. "Each County Clerk. 300 beaver skins. "Clerk of the House of Commons, 200 raccon skins. "Member ot tne Assembly, per diem, three raccoon skins. Justice s fee for signing a war rant, one muskratakin. "To constable, tor serving a war rant, one mink skin. "Enacted into a law the 18th day of October, 1787, nnder the great seal of the-State." Meantime Got. Caswell, of North Carolina, issued his proclama tion declaring the government of Franklin illegal, stigmatis mer its officers and adherent as . rebels, and demanding surrender and aeknowledgaeBt of tSntk ity of North Carolina. Tbe Frank- i hnitea refused, and it was alv wfees forced by a tape nor Dunb- f troop that they fie! Jed. The Mate ended lU short-lived rtr ih i sort ot judicial fare. Sevier, ot eourse, was arrested aed proate4 l'ariBgtbe prcediDes aa ardent Fraoklinite rnshd into the pretest of the court and dramatically re ferred to the popular idol then no trial. In the nproar that ktilowe: Sevier walked out c f tbe court room, and was not again mnlesttd Years afterward he was elected frst gov ernor of Tennes. Tbe State of Frankin was obliter ated, ita territory forming part of North Carolina one more, nntil 171M, rhen, under the name of the dis trict of Washington, it was ceded to tbe Federal government. June 1. 17, it was duly admitted to the Union. The Nashville Kxpoeition is a Qt expression of its achievements during the century that baa intr- vened AOVICE TO THE COXEYIUS. An Old Oreeabackvr Tall leem Umw Thev Could Better Rerve tbelatereeta of and Advance the fried ploa ef the lea Party. For Tbe Caucasian. New Albny. Isd.. June 1J y7. Dear Sir: Having worked for do litical reform since lS7ti, I take this means and claim the right (although but a humble . me chanic) to congratulate Senator Butler on what I am sure ia tbe ablest speech (on postal Eubsidy) all things considered, that has been de livered in the I nited States in tbe last twenty-five years, and confi dently belieye if Mr. Watson, Van dervoort, Burkitt, and others would spend one-fourth of the time circu lating that speech that they do in abusing him and the majority of the national committee, it would add from twenty-five to !tv ner Zn tha? Z V" SMt &f " J? b iI "I'T't, .. ' seems to trouble arises from the fact that Mr. Watson and Mr. Coxey are bent on being the nominees at the next Na tional Convention, and of course they will not be. If there was some way of convincing them on this sub ject now we would have less trouble in party ranks, and less abuse of our national chairman. Hoping that you will continue to "cry aloud and spare not." I am, most respectfully, yours in the great cause. . H. Primmer. THE TOBACCO TRUST. A Few folate Brought Out In tha Trial Mow Going on. New Yoek, June IS The trial of the officers of the American Tobacco Company, indicted for alleged con spiracy nnder the anti-trust law of this State, was resumed today after an intermission of a day. Theodore Allen was recalled by the prosecu tion and questioned. The witness, Mr. Allen, testified that in conversation with Mr. Duke, previous to the for mation of the combination, he told him it costs his (DukeV) firm $'03, 000 for advertising in 1883. Ginter rwlrl Viim it nc ia firm ''.n IW1 advertising the same yer, There was some talk as to the remedy for competition. On cross examination witness said that the consolidation was formed for the purpose of promoting econ omy in tne. manutacture ot cigar ettes, tie bad received a letter from Allen & Ginter on September G, 1890, in which the firm stated that they were averse to joining a trust in the literal meaning of tbe term. but if other companies were consid ering a combination they might be induced to join in the plan. Wit ness said that tbe present price of cigarettes was 15 per cent less than when the companies were doing bus iness independently. Peter Hauptmann, of the firm of Peter Hauptmann & Co , dealers and jODoers in tooacco ana cigars, was aa called after Mr. Allen had become so wearied that he asked to be ex cused for the day. Mr. Haupt mann's firm does business in S. Louis. He testified that previous to 1893 bis firm handled about 15 000.- 000 trust cigarettes yeaily. In 1893 he bought cigarettes from the Na ing that he had violated the agree- Iment by which tbe trust held the I jobbers. He went to tbe St Louis headquarters of tbe American Tn- I bacco Company and had a conver sation witb Mr. Browne. The latter told him that he must quit selling other cigarettes or the trnst would stop selling him the goods o! its manufacture. Brown told him tbe American Tobacco Company sold 97 or 98 per cent of all tbe cigarettes! manufactured in the countrv. and did not see why he would not sell trust goods fXilusiveiy. tie was told by Mr. Brown that if he stuck by the trust he wonld sell' 22 000,000 c garettes Witness . is asked by District At torney 0 jtt if h gave in to Mr. Brown, and replied that be did not. A letter sent to the witness by the American Tobacco Company was of fered in evidence and read, it was tothe tffectthat the c-impany felt constrained to discontinue sending him further goods except at net prices without dirconut. Not uotil Jane, 189G, was the witness able to purchase goods of the American To bacco Company's manufacture. (This was just after the trust had been in dicted.) Spot cash had always bcn paid by him for the trust goods. Tne trnst not only refused to sell him to bacco, bat be also was not allowed to buy goods from other firms in St.Louis that handled the trust cigarettes. He said he never was an agent of the trust. C 0 If Tea Are Wiee 3 If. g Tea Will Aavertlae S V I I Wlthoat Persaaalea . 6 ! TBI C tAcirrto--Amowrunrflf-: a1no teo Tarty oow Viata Joo.rc.a4. ol J ' The dacrer wheb t'rrte&a tee suceea of Ue 1'ooplee Party ta lifcaj is r.ot fusion. all kas&aa proba bility ft Teoples Party will aoJj the firat ea'toaal roe cation to place candidate ia aoaataatioa. An a( f resive party that is pushing new ideas to the fret should have a losg eampaigo. Tne new party sho!4 place a ticket in the field that is true as strel to its prttcielea and that will command tbe eotfl Je&co and ra soect of all a tw kt that will carry Republican State nor'h and 1 demo cratic h'att s south. Tbe Popuhs's should dispel every fear cf bete swallowed and cease this bardea of their song, rely upon the jattoeas of their cause and cot be actuated by constant fear of either of the old parties. There are too many Popa liats devoting all their tin. and cl ergy in Hying to coiral the party ia order to prevent it from going ee tray, unmindful of tbe fact that the same fence which keerr the cattle from getting out will keep others from getting in. They are fighting fusion to such an eitreme as to gain tbe enmity of old party men and they will remain where they are in stead of uniting with the People Party in I'JOO. The real danger is that the narrow gang Pops will b so afraid of company that they will allow the pi u ten to achieve a greater and easier victory in HKxi than in lb'.KJ. Not many luinra iiMoeaa boueea in tbeae I U..b?!!,. "'."I.' Kmr? t lilted States r oianaing j ne ouaineas ot the J. Ajer A 'o, Lowell, Ma., whe in. comparable Sarsapanlla is known and used everywhere. Iiaa paaaed ita. ,alf -centennial and waa never ao vigoroua ai at present. STORM AT SALISBURY. VloliD.I Ughtalat Leave Ioaih and troctloa. Salisbury World ltb 1 Salisbury experienced a genuine hurricane yesterday. And it left death and destruction in its track. The storm came up at 7 o'clock and for twenty minutes it raged with un abated fury, with every few seconds a flash of lightning followed by a sharp crack of thunder. On Kiaher street the wife e f Hoe Miller, color ed, was watching the approach of the storm. Sho went in the vard and placed her wash tubs in a posi tion where they could catch the rain. She was Ftandin? directly under a wite on which she hung clothes when her children atacdinir in the door way, observed her fall in her tracks They rushed out in a torrent of raio that was falling and stood by their dead mother's side, weeping and crying for help. Lightning also s'ruck and killed a fine cow belonging to Mr. J. H.- Id- dings and Mrs. Iddings herself had a narrow esca e. Sbe had just passed the oow when the lightning struck the cow Mr. G. A. West, of the county. also lost a horse. Tbe horse was standing in a abed at the time that the lightning struck him. All over the city the storm's vio lence is evidenced. Trees were torn up by the roots and limbs from oth ers were wrenched from the trunk. The storm was not confined to Salisbury, but seemed to be a gen eral one. Mr.F. T. Holder, who came in from Lexington this morning, tells tbe World that tbe furniture factory was blown down there. DID YOU KVKK Try Electric Bitterj as a remedy for your troublest If not, get a bottle now and get relief. This medicine has been found to be peculiarly adapted to the relief and cure of all Female Complaints, exerting a won derful direct influence in irivinir strength and tone to the organs. If you have loss of appetite. Constipa tion, Headache, Fainting Spells, or are Nervous, Sleepless, Licit able. Melancholy or troubled with Dizzy Spells, Klectri Bitters is the medi cine you iieed. Health and Strength are guaranteed by its use. Large bottles onl.y fifty cents at J. It. Smith's. Mt. Olive, N. C; It. H. Hol iday, Clinton, N. C, Anotbar Preacher Pleylag Fool. Waibintfon Tost. I A prayer ought to be a solemn tbing. It wa anything but solemn in tbe Senate a day or two ago It-v. Ilus;b Jobotton.of this city, was tbe acting chaplain, la tbe course of bis prayer be thanked iiod for tbe glorious era of prosperity which was sweeping over tbe country. Senator Jones, of Arkansas, whose bead was reverenely bent, smiled as these words fell upon bis ear. lie could not help it. Senator Vest al most laughed out loud. All tbe Dem ocrats were viibly amused: nor was there a sober face among tbe Kepubli I leans It was quite evident that tbe Sen ators regarded the clergyman's grat itude as being a little premature.' BUCKLEN'S AKNICA SALVE. The Best Salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter Chapped any rood reason for annexing these Hands, Chilblains Corns, and all i,ihnds. There are certainly rea Skin Eruptions, and positively cures nt a hundred times aa strong for rues or no pay requirea. -it is guar- anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Price 23 cent: per box. t or sale by J. K. Bmitn, annexation, but to try to urge fbe Mt. Olive, N. C, J. H. Hill A Son, l(jQofcng to remain under the domis Goldsboro, N. C, R. H. Holliday, I :on cf Spain and occupy the same Clinton. N. C. and all Ih-uggists. DR. KISS'S NEW DISCOVERY FOR CONSUMPTION. This ia ib best medicine in the i. orstr'.l f . .1- &I1 fnrma nf (rt rrVi and CoUsand for Consumption. Every I v.. ,t .,r.ntMli w .;u nr Lnt BOt disannoinL It has no eonal I frt- Whnnnine- Convh. Asthma.. Hav Fever, Pneumonia. Bronchitis, La Grippe, Cold in tbe Head and for Consumption. It is safe for all ages, pleasant to take, and above all, a sure enre. It is always well to take Dr. King's New Life Pills as Uey regulate and tone the stomach and bowelaT We guarantee perfect satisfaction or return money. Free bottles at J. R. 8mith's, Mount Ol ive, N. C, . H. HoUida.y Clinton, N.C. COTTON BAG GING FREE. Porralitu ted Siltfr Bpcb!icati VoWtoTatt!i!iTai Cf Tfci Farsff. ASKEXITION OF HAWAII Taa a ttmm eawooe erf t io. n "" t the tlMi of tao o - Ma l ( Aleo-felMar'a Aottfaoot aoat t aita -,i.r atovaeo t na to o All mt tha t...lm IHSM aioiaoao. riai to Ua t euceaafe I WaHlH..T, l. C. Jete 'J! -The anti-traat aueadmeat t tLo tana till, oSered b ered ly efeated etator Petit- grew, was defeated by a -t f thirty tau to thirty lire. The amenJeoeDt, ta abstaeev, proyidoJ that whenever it was proven flat the manufacture and sal f aay product was controlled tT a truat that similar attielea saou'J le alloaej ta come into this country fr of daty to compete with the ttuit attir'ea. This amendment gave the Kepu'i cans a creat deal f trtt.t)e It they allowed the au-rudiurbt to paaa. it would embarrass the haaar Trot and a lot of concerns tbat contribute heavily to the Kepublicaa rata. " fund: if theV Voted aeaiaat it a amendment tby admitted that tt-y thedrfende,. aid suppo.t,;. of trusts. In shert. tbe Kepubbcs were amply tetr tied, aed held fie mply juent caucuara. tr)iag to fiad sni way to escape the epperen ded'y d lemma that faced Item. For etne strange and unaccountable reaaon. S-nator Morgan eatue to their rein f When tbe Kepublicana were f reel into a corner aad the sit and nay Vjte was about to ! taken cn the amendment. Senator Morgan hum to speak. Before be attend a single sentence Senator Hanna ond a autu bjrr of other Kepublicaa Snatora went ever near to where toe was standing aid took seats near bitn. Tbia was something they bad nevrr done before, and eicited n little sur prise; bat when S-nat r Morgan ats ted that he was oppoe d to trua's, but that tbia amendment was unconsti tutional in hit opinion, then Senator Hanna and all of the Republican trust magnates bowed their beads iu approval and tbe misterv was ri plained. iry: How did tLeae Re publican Senators know in advance what Senater Morgan was going to sajT Tbe same men who have s often left the chamber when Senator Morgan was pleading for the Consti tution atd the righta of tbe people, and sneeriogly loferred to bis argu ment aa rot, were greatly delighted, atd showed great venetation for the Conatitntion when Scrator Morgau held it np aa a shelter for the trusts to hide bahind. We do not impeach Senator Morgan's honesty or sinceri ty in taking the position that be did, but his course waa certainly strange, and it was tbe only thing that saved tbe Republican trust managers from the most embarrassing situation that they ever faced. In the next cam paign, every Republican Senator when attacked for voting against this amendment will point to Sena tor Morgan's statement and bide be hind it. If Senator Morgan thought this amendment waa not in proper shape then he ahould have need bis great ability, and legal and consti tutional knowledge to have perfect ed it, or offered in its stead an ametd ment that wonld have been conatitu tional and at al tbe st me time un covered the trusts as far aa possible. We submit that Senator Morgan cannot explain bis failure to do this. Till ANNEXATION "t HAWAII. Oi last Thursday President Mc Kinley suddenly sent to the Senate a copy of a treaty which be bad ar ranged for tbe annciation f tbe Hawaiian Islands to tbe I'oited States, witb a message or ring the Senate to ratify the same. Why was this message and Treaty aent to tbe Senate at this particular timtT It is understood that tbe treaty will not be pushed to a vote until next ses sion of Coo grs. There ia room for tbe belief that it was done in tbe in terest of tbe Sugar Trust. It is known that a number of Republican Senators, led by Senator Nelson, of Minnesota, have been denonntiog tbe Sugar S;hdule and also de nouncing the prevision in tbe tariff bill which gives a bounty of eight or nine million collars a year io tne Hawaiian sugar planters. There fore it seems that this message was aent in as a counter irritant cr rather to draw attention from tbe fight that tbeae Republican Senators are mskmg and to get them if possible to agree tor tbe sugar Schedule to stand as it is. However there is some'biog mor in this proposea annexation oi Hawaii than to secure tbe paasage of tne Sugar Schedule is tbe pend- inr tariff bill. At the next session of Conrresa the trea r will no donbt v, rnhed to a to', and it mar be I rat fled. It if bard, howaver, to see annex inr Cuba, vet tne admioutra- I jon has just announced its policy I wj,h reference to Cab to be, sot relation to that country that Canada now does to Great Britain. We could annex Cuba nnder tbe Monroe doctrine, that is, by pursuing the do mestic policy which has guided the a ff tira of onr government from the beginning. If we annex the Hawaiian Islands, then at on2 lese islands become onr weakest point of defence, and the first point of attack from oar enemies. We must at once build a fleet as powerful as that of England and be ready to compete with the great Naval powers of the world, or else lose these islands the minute England or any otfeer Naval power desires them. Ifwe have to go tosoeh tremendock axpenae for army, fortifieationaand narr to hold these few iollamifieant islands, then why not bfceome a country of 1 Sward - v

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