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PUBLI8HKD IVKRT THURSDAY.
HT TI1S5 CAUCASIA ftBUIHWO CO.
F.nter1 in tha I'oat OUic at KuWinb, N.
m Second Cla-a Matter
A WORM TO MIVEK OKMOCR-tlM.
irath nwnarr which ion taki
published tin? be and malicious lan
rt-r afsrd by th- goldhug editor of a
Korkj Mount pp-r about my prh
tbreon t IRtb? If , ha it pub
li!ifd my rrf ly and denial in tin Iat
i-nunof Tna V.krvkntkft If not th-n
I wlih to a-k you to ral in thin iue
of Tna 0.ccai!I a fttatemrnt tf what
I did and did not day barked up with
amJa?itby men who lizard the fpeech.
Home papem are not lair and honeet
enough with their readers to publlah
bot aide, but every fairminded man
wants to know both niJes and then
nidw for himself.
A MAHK AMI M.tl.ll l"l H MK .ll.l l.
Last week we published a signed state
ment beaded, "What Smator Uutler
said at Kocky Mount," giving the lie to
the malicious misrepresentation of our
speech, and stating what we did say.
We reproduce below the same state
ment this week and nuhlinh a number
of allldavits from gentlemen who heard
tbe speech testifying to the falseness
of the Argonaut's report, ar.d testify-
ing to the correctness of our statement.
These nait the lie and prove the truth.
WHAT MRNATOK IUTI.KK HAII AT
HOCK Y MOUNT.
Last week, when Senator Butler was
in JCalelgh, a reporter of the News
and Observer showed him what a cer
tain Kocky Mount paper reported him
as aaying in bis speech there on Octo
ber 15th and asked whether or not it
was correct. Senator Butler prompt
ly branded the report as faUe, not
only in the words quoted, but also in
the impression which that paper tried
to convey as to the tenor of the speech.
The News and Observer reporter
then asked him for a idatement of
what he did aay. lid promptly die-
tated a report of that part of bis speech
on the color question, which was the
ame tbat he had made in every
speech. In another column of this pa
per we publish the interview from the
News and Observer.
We republish here the garbled and
doctored quotation which is as follows :
"If colored men commit outrages
the Democrats pretend to be terribly
shocked In public, but when they get
behind a wall they laugh until they
grow fat, and if the outrages are not
frequent enough they hire worthless
negroes to commit tbem.
Now turn and read the interview on
the first page and see what he did say.
Thus any one can see how the speak
r's meaning might be misrepresented
by quoting, even correctly, one sent
ence, when the oonnection in which
it was used is not given; but when
the sentence is ingeniously doctored
and put Into language different from
that used by the speaker, and besides
comments made on it to try to create
an impression that it was used in an
entirely different connection (concern
ing rape cases,) then the editor is guil
ty of the basest slander. He seeks to
mfke it appear tbat tbe speaker said
Just the opposite of what he did say.
Now the editor of the Rocky Mt. peper
attempts to justify his doctored and
grossly misleading quotation with the
We, the undersigned do hereby make
affidavit that we beard the speech of
Senator Butler, and tbat the above ex
tract in quotation marks is in substance
wDii ue saio.
F.J. Thorp. M. D
Nov. 13, 1817.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this the 13th day of November, 1897.
John L. Arrinoton,
it win be noticed tbat tbe men mak-
ing this affidavit are careful not to fay
coat senator uutier used the words
whioh the Rooky Mount paper puts in-
to his mouth, for they could not do so
without perjuring bemselves.They are
also careful not to endorse the claim of
that paper that the language was used
10 connection with rape cases, which
claim is a base and malicious falsehood,
Id the above quotation put the words
"agents of sbylock and the monopo-
lies" lu the place of the word "Demo-
erats" and remove tbe charge tbat this
language was used in connection
with rape cases and give the con-
nection in which it was used
and then we might let tbe remainder
of tbe language stand (though tbey are
not tbe words he used) and no one
eould object to the language b,ut tbe
hired agents of the gold syndicate and
It is an old saying that the Devil can
quote scripture to prove bis conten-
ft An That la Tn a nan mmta ........
v.- o cjitaic
paragrapos, ana quote mem correctly,
ana prove nis case ir tne connection in
VI.K h .......! 1- I 1 . .
wuiuu m is useu ue omiuea.
Bat if tbe Devil is allowed to change
the wording and give "in substance"
lo his own language, any selected par-
agrapb from tbe Scriptures, he can of
eoorie make his lie lot k more like the
troth. He can prove that white is
black; that there is no God and that
the Devil reigns over the true Heaven,
This is exactly vhat has been dooe by
the Rocky Mount editor in this case,
and we will now put his own wit-
nesses, the very men who signed tb
affidavit, 6n the stand to prove it. Ev-
ery lawyer and every other person who
has watched court proceedings have
often seen two good men, both of whom
aw or heard the same thing, swear to
tootradictory statements about the
facta. If the jury should believe one
the verdicS would be one: way
if they should believe the other
the verdict would be opposite,
But when the lawyers come to cross
examine tbe witnesses it is often
fouod that one or both modify their
statement so that they practically
agree. Tbtmore leBiimooy orougu
out on rros examination is, M a rule,
a - - r m ua-
nearer the trutb. We will now crow
-sarcinethe three men wbo made this
ju-Mon. Iid not Senator Kutler in
bis ieech at Kocky Mouat draw
harp distinction between the two
clashes of men wbo are crying cut
against "negro domination?" Iid be
n? ho that the great masses of the
rwopt" were not only fur white u
prrmay. but w-re aUo againt the
go! J afidard and monopoly rule. Tfcat
the IVople Party occupied the same
position and thy were rt-ady to jtn
him- with all others who favored the
name reforms and e'.ect an anti-monop-oly
legislature and that th.s would
givrf to the State the bet white man's
government the .State had ever Been
lid he not ssy that there were certain
gold and monopoly agents wuo were
try ing t keep divided the people who
tbougtit alike on the most vital ques
tions; that they were trying to divide j
an I r ,ri.j-r and elect a monopoly Leg-j
... . . i
i.Iatiir and that thev were using the
"nigger' question and appeals to race
prejudices to cirrj out their scheme?
A. To this they murt answer, yes.
Was it not against these hirelings
of Shjlock and monopoly and no one
else that Senator Hutlcr used me fciric
turert cf.nctrning which you were call
ed upon to make an allldavit?
A, To lUif, they must answer, yea.
i. Did he unethese strictures against
the gold monopoly agents in connec
tion with rape cases?
A. To this, they must answer, no
J. And did he not in this connec
tion me an illustration to the etlect
that when machine politicians and
agents of monopoly have an unusually
bad record to defend, as when tbey
have put up a specially bad ticket and
are planning greater robberies than
usual that there waa only one way for
them to force the best element ol the
white people to again submit to tneir
machine domination and robbery ana
that was for a negro to throw a brick
bat into a political procession or to do
something else of the kind to arouse
race nreiudice: and that, under these
circumstances, the scoundrels who had
been helping the monopolies to rob the
people, (by giving us five cent cotton
and charging us high freight and pas
senger rates at the same time and by
dozens of other means) would no
doubt hire some worthless negro to
commit such an act if necessary to
win a monopoly victory? And was this
not the only connection in which such
a statement was made?
A. To this they must answer, yes.
Q. Did he not, in another part of his
speech, after deplorirg the number of
rapes, also deplore the eltorts or cer-
tain monopoly organs to try to make
political capital of such horrible
crimes, by chargirg that the People's
Party was in some way responsible for
them? Did be not refer to a number
of rapes committed in other States
where there were Democratic adminis
trations and show that none had ever
attempted to charge the Democrats in
those States with being responsible in
any way for such shockingcrimes, and
was this not all that he said either di
rectly or indirectly about rapes ?
A. To this they must answ er, yes.
(j. Did he not tell the colored people
in the audience that this was an Anglo-
Saxon government and that they
would always rule, and that it was best
both for the blacks as well as the
whites that it should be so ?
A. To this they must answer, yes.
(j. Was not his whole speech an ap
peal for a co-operation of the large
majority of voters, now divided, who
oppose the gold standard and monopoly
domination and robbery, to join forces
,n a &reat flht for the9e vital economic
reforms in addition to white suprema
cy ; and were not all of his strictures
directed at these few agents of the
enemey who are using the "nigger"
cry to prevent such a co-operation, to
sidetrack tbe money and monopoly
question and to force a fusion of sil
ver men and goldbugs, and who there
fore were using the white supremacy
cry for an insincere and dishonest pur
A. To this they must answer, yes.
To every one of the above questions
these men will answer as we haven indi
cated They cannot answer otherwise
This cross examination shows how
the speech was misrepresented and
proves that the sentence quoted is
base and slanderous perversion
me xacc is tnat me editorials we
have been writing since Congress ad
journed and tbe speeches we have been
making since the 10th day of last Au
gust have hit in a tender spot certain
"nigger" organs who are working the
race prejudice racket in the interest
of the gold and monopoly syndicate.
They have winced under our exposure
of their scheme. We'have tested their
sincerity in crying out for white su
4remacy by proposing a co-operation
of all those who oppose the
gold standard and the domina-
tion of our State by monopolies
to elect an anti-monopoly legislature
We have shown that such a fight
would not only elect an anti
monopoly Legislature, but also give the
best white man's government tbe State
has ever seen. We have shown tbat
this was the only way to make such a
victory certain. This has exposed the
I . .....
insincerity oi inose wno were raising
the "nigger" cry in the interest of mo-
nopoly. They could not answer our ar
guments. They saw that the people
were catching on to their conspiracy
to sidetrack the money and monopoly
questions and get a fusion of the sil
Ter men and goldbugs behind tbe
"nigger" cry and to turn over the
next Legislature to the railroads. They
saw tbat the people were favoring each
day more and more our proposition for
white supremacy and an anti-monopoly
Legislature. They were getting des
perate, so they deliberately decided to
misrepresent one of our speeches in a
way to help them revive new life in
their goldbug-nigger campaign. They
could have just as well misrepresented
our speech which was made at Aulan
der on tbe next day, or any of tbe
other speeches which we had made be
fore, for we made the same speech at
; I every place. If we had made the state
ments at Rocky Mount which they
charge we made, tbe fact would have
been flashed over the wires before
night and been in all the daily papers
We do not know personally any of
tbe men wbo signed tbat "in sub
stance" affldatit ; we prefer to believe
tbat tbey are honorable men wbo are
bonestlj mistaken, and who, when tbej
signed the statement, did not realize
tbe extent of tbe isisrepresentatton
it carried, and wbo bad no conception
of tbe interpretations which tbe fold
and negro organs woo'd desperiteljr
strive to put on it. We do not wish to
believe tbat tbey could b moved by
either prjudice or malice or any otter J
.ir. tA m.k. ,n ,f!!iiiiit n mi!tid-
UIUII VC V -
Inar and outrafftouslT fale We no
tice that one of them is a minister and
we have great tspect for the cloth,
therefore we would nrefer to ret the
matter here for tbe present. Iiut in
view of the enormity of the injustice
done up, and in view of the political
capital which tbe gold and negra or
gans are attempting to manufacture to
enable tbem to carry cut their dep
laid coneoiracv in the intt-rests of m
nopolr, we are constraint to say that
if they meant by their affidavit to say
that the strictures which w did use
M i UAta,1 fvaividf r v finrH lite
verp 'directed eeinst any gave the
agents ana Hirelings oi rnjiorn anu
. a ' a i- i. ,
monopoly, or that we used language,
when taken in connection with the re
mainder of the speech, could in any
way be construed a? a charge t hat even
the scoundrels, who help monopolies to
rob the people, could stoop so low as to
hire negroes to commit rape, then we
brand euch a statement a a base, mali
cious and perjured falsehood. The un
designed is personally responible for
Kin th h-vp was written for last
issue we notice that the editor of that
Kocky Mount paper ha3 gottenhe fol
lowing additional ailidavit :
AVe.the undersigned, do hereby make
ailidavit that we nearu me spetcu oi
of Senator Butler, and that the above
xtract is in substance whaw he saiu.
K. B. Hicks,
F. M. Drauoha: ,
Kocky Mount, Nash Co , N. '.
Sworn to and subscribed to before
me this the 2Uh day of November, 1807
John L. Arkixoton,
We do not know these three men, and
all we have to say in reply is that if they
mean by this ailidavit to say that the
strictures which we did U3e were di
rected aeainst all Democrats or against
any save the agents and hirelings of
Sbylock and monopoly, or that we used
language, when taken in connection
with the remainder of the speech,
could in any way be construed as a
charge that even the scoundrels, who
help monopolies rob the people, could
stoop so low as to hire negroes to com
mit rape, then we brand such a state
ment as a base, malicious and perjured
falsehood. The undersigned is person
ally responsible for this statement.
THE I.IK NAILED WITH AFFIDAVITS.
The following allidavits speak for
1 hereby make atnuavit ivtiK i was
n Kocky Mount on tnel.i'n iyoi Oc
tober the day when Se ator But ler
poke there, and that I henrd his
epch; that Senator Butler si i noth
. . ' 1.. V. j 1
uk iu um wueecu which ni'nu uiiuer
any proper consu ui?in hp uken a3 a
cnarge against iuv c..i
hired negroes to .;iiuit r
strictures were all directeu iinst
tbe tools and hirelings of monopolies
and he did not even charge fhtt this
class of men were mean enough to hire
negroes to commit rape. .
Swora to and subscribed before me
this 27tb of November 18J7,
Geo. R. Dixon, J. P.
We. the undersiened. make affidavit
that we heard Senator Butler speak in stance as published in the News and State as there was on the electoral people for the people and by.the peo
R)cky Mount on October 15th, and Observer on Nov. 18th, 1S97, and in ticket. But the Ransom railroad ma- pie? If you do (and we know the vast
paid close attention to his ?reecb. We
have also read tbe garbled extract
given by tbe Rocky Mount Argonaut,
and we brand it as a base and mali
cious perversion, and one that puts an
entirely wrong construction upon what
be said. Senator Butler did not say or
charge that Democrats, nor even the
agents and hirelings of monopoly and
the money power against whom all of
bis argument and denunciation was
directed, were mean enough to hire ne
groes to commit nameless outrages.
His whole speech ana argument was
for the rights of the people against
corporate greed, and it was listened to
with tbe greatest attention by all, and
we know of many Democrats, tbe kind
that believe in the principles of Bryan,
who declared that his arguments were
We further make affidavit that we
have read the editorial in Thk Caca-
sian beaded, " What Senator Butler
said at Rocky Mount," and tbat we en
dorse it as a correct version of Sena
tor Butler's remarks.
G. W. Coley,
James J. Coley, J. P.
B. F. Wkstkay.
Sworn to and subscribed before me.
this 27th November, 1897.
G. T. Coley,
Justice of the Peace.
1 also make affidavit to above.
G. T. Coley, -Justice
of the Peace.
Sworn to and subscribed before me.
James J. Coley,
Justice of the Peace.
I, tbe undersigned, heard Senator
Butler's speech at Rocky Mount on
October 15 b, and hereby make affida
vit that the report made by the Rocky
Mount Argonaut is raaicaiiy incorrect
and grossly misleading, lie did not
charge tbat Democrats hired negroes
to commit rape. 1 further make affi
davit tbat the interview which Sena
tor Butler gave to the News & Obser
ver, which was published in tbat paper
on Thursday morning November 18th,
and republished in tbe Caucasian on
Thursday November 25tb, together
with the editorial in the last issue of
the Caucasian headed, 4Wbat Senator
Butler said at Rocky Mount" states the
Van B Carter,
Rep. of Nash.
Sworn and subscribed to before me,
this the 29th day of Nov. 1897.
William G. Shart.
I Jno. B. Lewis, was in Reeky Mount
when Senator Butler spoke there on
October 15tb, and heard his speech,
and make affidavit that Senator But
ler did not charge tbat Democrats
hired negroes to commit rape. What
he saidabout rapes-was that" some
Democratic papers were charging tbat
the Populist party was responsible
for the rapes that occurred in North
Carolina and he referred to the fact
tbat rapes were occurring in Georgia
and other Southern States where the
Democratic party was in power, and
yet he saw no charge from Democratic
sources that the Democratic adminis
trations were, responsible for the
rapes tbat occurred in their States
What he said about tbe agents and
hirelings of monopoly hiring negroes
to make themselves offensive such as
tnrowing rocKsinto uemccratic pro
cessions was in a different connection
I further make affidavit that; I have
d tbe editorial in Ths Cccatav
headed "What Senator Butler Mid at
Kocky Mount" and tbe same is a cor
rect verion a 1 understood it.
Jo. IS. Law is.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 27tb day ofXoTemb-r
UCO.K. J. r.
I was at Borky Mount on October
15th ly7aod heard henator Hutler
speech from beginning to end, and I
do solemnly swear that be made no
such remark as charged
by tbe Kooky
Mount Argonaut tbat Democrats hired
nrrri to coromit outrages; i.es aia
he ay any'.hicg tbat could be ocn
r- . .
His reference to Democrats Mnbg
negroes was, in aubst anre, as follows :
That in times t,f great political in
activity and indillVrence on the? part
of the voter In thai part y, and, when
the Democrats bad no rfcord to go b"-
fee the people witb.some of the leaders
would hire a negro to throw a rock into
a Democrat ic proce?eion in order tocre-1
ate race prejudice to enable them to
. ..i ... i .i i
Unitted by negroes wa, in substance, as
ii i s r s i prein ( i iir nu ravn i t mi -
That he ws very sorry that tbe
the Democratic railroad orgn arid
the agents of monopoly and tbe gold
standard in that party were endeav
oring to create race prejudice by re
ferring to these horrible outrage lor
tbe purpose of making political capi
tai out or them.
Thu A fmnmit'ii rpnnrt as rfrrnl to I
above is absolutely untrue and with-1
out a shadow of foundation in ract.
Membt-rof the Board of Commission
ers of Edgecombe county.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this November 2'., 1S07.
Kr. l'ENNIXUTON, C. S. U
We, the undersigned, were at Kocky
Mount on Out. 15, 1S97, and heard
Senator Butler's speech from beginn-
ing to end, ana we ao poiemniy swear
that he made no Fiicn remark a9 cnarg
ed by the Kocky Mount Argonaut that
Democrats hirea negroes to commit
outrages; nor did he say anything
that could he so construed. His refer
encf to Democrats hiring negroes was,
in aiihstancp. as follows:
That, in times of great political in
activity and indifference on tbe part
of the voters in that party, ana wnen
Life istruiutyi a L o uau IIU I rvui v no p. w - i
fore the people with, some of the lead-
ers would hire a negro to throw a rock
into a Democratic procession in order
co create race prejuutce 10 euaoie luem
Ilia reference to the outrages com-
mitted bv neeroes was. in substance. I
mi. a t.-
iiiat e was very 6orrj i..u u
nprnnprflt c mill-nail organs and the I
Uirents of inononolv and the gold stan-
dard in that party were endeavoring
to create race prejudice by referring
to these horrible outrages for the pur-
pose of making political capital out of
The Argonaut report, as referred to
above, is absolutely untrue and with-
out snaaow oi iounuation iu laci.
i i p r i - ' r a. I
James B Lloyd,
W. E. Fountain,
J. T. DcmEE.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 2!)th day of Nov. 1S97.
Clerk t uperor Court.
I hereby certify that I was present
when Marion Butler spoke in Rocky
Mi"i on the l."th day of October and
that 1 heard his remarks on tbe color
question, I have also read the report as
given by the Rocky Mount Argonaut
and I regard it as grossly misleading.
1 lurt her certrify that I have read Sen
ator Kutlers interview which was
published in the News and Observer
nlso the editorial in the Caucus
ian i "titled "What Senator Butler
said at Il )oky Mount," and that I en
anrse vUeoiboth as correctly stating
wnat ne saiu. .
J AH. D. Bakeb,
W. S. Bailey makes ailidavit that he
. J ... ...
was present wnn senator jsiarion
Butler spos-e at Rocky Mount. N. C,
and says that Senator Butler did not
use i tie language as cnargea in tne
Argonaut oo the 15th of October, 1897.
But did use the lansuaee or sub-
suuaiauce as pu oiiueu iu iue vai
ian over Senator Butler signature.
vv. S. Bailey.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 26 day of Nov. 1897.
Personally appeared before the un
dersigned, W. S. Bailey, who being
duly sworn says that the tacts set forth
in the annexed ailidavit are true.
Witness my hand and National Seal,
IU1S j. OV. iiO, 10VW.
Josiah D. Baker.
I have read the editorial in the Cac
cas'an under date of JNov. 2otn, and
that I heartily endorse it as giving a
correct representation of Senator
Butler's remarks at Rocky Mount.
Jno. D. Mears
Swum and subscribed xo before this
the 27th day of Nov. 1897.
William G. Shari,
I hereby make affidavit to facts as
I was in Rocky Mount on Oct. loth
and heard Senator Butler's speech. lie
did not charge that Democrats were so
Sd" reeatbT! tXnentfThe
sion and misstatement of the truth.
Senator Butler made a strong plea for
wnite supremacy. At tne conclusion
Ul L" l'"l'u "c i-ouio iu mjr uiiice
whpr h was mpt hv n lnro-o nnmha
of the audience, among whom were
several prominent democrats, ana ail
agrceuiuai.ii. was a spienaia speecn.
There was certainly no evidence of the
indignation among them which the
T?nbi7 Ar.umt nona. i,
appear existed which of course there such leaders. They will use tbe party 7 J unaetoodt is that women snf
r"ld .bhal.mad!thfrS5at.e- the interest of the goldbugs and iSiViSKTi 'faS"""1" kidJ
ment which the paper charged ha
made. The Rocky Mount paper sim
i .j . . . .
pjjr perverieu oeoacor isutier a re
marks and put an entirely wrong con
.-.4-! t a. 1 ? .a
J. A Farmek.
Sworn to and subscribed before m-
tbis 27th of Nov. 1897.
Geo. R. Dixon, J. P.
I, N. C. Cooper, make affidavit that T
was in Rocky Mount on the 15th Oct
ober when Senator Butler spoke there,
and heard his speech. I did not hear
liitn charge that Democrats hired
negroes to commit rapes. I regard the
Rocky Mount Argonaut's report as
putting an entirely wrong construct
ion upon his remarks.
N. C. Cooper.
Postmaster at Nashville. 4
bworn to End subscribe before me.
Now let every paper that has pub
lished the base and malicious lie start
ed by the goldbug editor of that Rocky
Mount paper, nd that has any de
cency or sense of fairness, publish the
above. Whether such papers want
to .be fair and just toward me or
not, they should be fair enough to their
subscribers to give them both sides of
this matter and let them decide for
themselves. We want the readers of
Ths Caucasian in each county in the
State to let us know which pa
pers publish both sides and which do
not. - .
maw.- - Itilltbesorinr of ir idj -
t . k -m. .ki:.w h a -tinn i
of tbe Railroad Commission in rwciod- J tention oext jear to nominate a rrt
Inr its order to reduce tflepboce rates. I KJi-Btial ticket it Will VoM Tote
Their excuse was tbat tbey bad ootban Toxej ajot for ;oTrrnor lo Ohio.
authority to redac telephone charge.
We said tbeir action was very straoge
to say tbe least. We had in mind tbe
fact that they had twice decided that
they bad tb power to reduce such
rates and had also twice decided that
telephone charge were unreasonably
bigb. We also bad in micd tbe plain
language of the Commission law which
empowers tbe Railroad Commission to
make -jut and reasonable rates of
charges for tbe transmission of mes
sages by any telegraph or telephone.
Tbe act tbat telephone companies
usually charge by tbe montL for send-
ipg message instead of by the single
,,.. th Hleirrsnh eamntnift
a " ' '
plain meaning and intent of tbe law is
to authorize, empower and direct the
Commissioners to fix reasonable and
jut rates between tbe public and tele
phone, telegraph, railroad and other
pubi c corporations.
TLe strained effort of the Commis
sion to tind a t--liiii! alit behind wt icb
to uouge III
the ii.terext of a powerful
i a raMi and s-h tnielest-
prt c mil. II mey ntii o-ci mi-
doubtful about th- ineauiig f the law
abu t ihrir authority, why did they
not:. He public the tienebt of the
dubv und !et the corporations appeal
to the tate Supreme Court? By de-
-""" . . . ,
now exists in tbeir minds) in favor of
the corporation, tbey knowingly cut
oil' all chance of having it decided
whether the power to fix telephone
rates is in the act, as tbey can't appeal
We said their action was strange, but
when we come to thick of the matter
it is in keeping with the record which
they have made. They have made no
Cut in railroad rates though cotton has
fallen from n Ct,n,g to fiye cent? theJ
. 4 m f i m I,
nd their famih-s have ridden on all
the free passes itiy could get. As a
"tub to the whole" they did manage to
reduce telegraph and telephone rates,
tney have recalled the reduction
before it bad ever bsen in force an
hour. This is not all, but the remain
Q ia Jike imto jt 8ureJy thiscom
mission is faithful to corporations
Tne State will wait anxiously tbe
... f f. Slinpmo nrtl,t nn th
- - - -
constitutionality of the law under
which the Governor acted in suspend
inc- two nf the Commissioners and ft is
to be hoped that it will sustain tbe
Governor and put better men in eo im
portant a position of trust.
Ai CLE IK IS IUl.
D ii.o -rti t S it-Cli nr n n Manly
in a t m ' vi w -:i x : tuir rai ks ere
strrfoj; h- nl mi.' we w-.ii MireU win
in 1S.H, it v e k. eji i uf ht ads ai.d act
wit'i X e htirmony of men who have a
great and . emmon i urpose."
Whtt a lump of tomy rot! If he
says what be means, then he means
nothing. Or ishe trying to.hide his
meaning behind a n ih'i of meanii g-
less words? If Mr. Manly is chairman
again and uses the same policy and kind
of sense tbat he used last year he will
land in the ditch again. It was Mr.
Manly, the Charlotte Observer. Col.
' Means and a few other Southern rail-
road goldbugs who are responsible for
the turnincr rtnron nf f ha nrnnnaitirtn
... . n , .f.
I nf thp Pennloq Psrfir fur all tha enn-
I r "
Prt ers of Bryan to co-operate in
electing an anti-monopoly legislature
rrho oeaoo f t. yQrnnr,r-,:
r - .1 . F j
W8nieu 6UCD co-operation in me
chine defeated it. Thpv wmiM h.
iueeu w tu-uj)trw uu iuc eiecwrai
ticket, bad Mr. Bryan not specially re -
quested it, and they knew.that if they
ignored Mr. Bryan's request that the so anxious to misrepresent him by cir
people would run over tbem. culating this infamous falsehood.
It was under Mr. Manly's manage-
ment that ex-Congressman Bunn, a
man who bad voted in Congress with
Ransom to repeal the last silver law
on the statute books was invited to in
troduce Mr. Bryan at Rocky Mount.
This was an insult to Mr. Bryan and
to every true silver man in the State.
Is it possible that Mr. Manly and the
Charlotte Observer are pulling to
gether to defeat Bryan?
But none of these things are sur
prising when it is remembered that
Mr. Manly opposed the adoption of a
resolution in his ccuntv convention
which elected delegates to Raleigh to
instruct the delegates to Chicago to
vote for none but a silver candidate
for President yes he opposed and
made a speech against the adoption of
& 8llVCr re8olution in hia untj
convention in the spring of last year,
auu ims 18 lue mu wno was selected
by the Democratic State machine to
lead Bryan's camnaien in this Stt
paign in this State.
for the unparalleled
P.onipa tL. V
Had it: not hppn
JaQ lC 1101 been
Patriotism of the Peoples Party, Mc-
I minify wouiu nave carried this State.
The masses of the Democratic party
nn . 1
7" " a".J IC,1C1
that nartv as lone an ir ia fnrea ;k
monopolists or they will ditch it.
A CR4ZV PROPOSITION.
Here is some more fruit from that
Nashville Conference of middle-of-the-
roaders. A committee which HHma
. . . . w weaanesg or worn o tronble
to speak for those in that conference of some sort. "uuoie
has just .held a meeting in a room in a . The error is easily avoided by set
hotel in St. Louis and nassed some ting nrine aside for inir.rAn.
resolutions, (see the resolutions in an-
other column.) They declare in favor
of a national convention to be held in
April of next year, (1898) to nominate
then, two years ahead, candidates Z
voted for in 1900. .
There are some good level headed
men in that conference and we do not
believe that they will endorse such a
crazy proposition. The men behind
this scheme are either bent on. mis-
chief or they are very foolish This
action inclies us to bjlieve IbatSey
are wanting in sense, for noiet of men
bent on mischief and having enough
enee to do any damage, would ever
put forward such a wild and impossi-
ble proposition. At any rate thev hav
demonstrated fhat they are unsafe; to
trust with the direction of the nirtr
, i : Mr
Every good man who ha hn mt .n in
sympathy with this Nashville Confer-
ence. will now nn rinnhf n-
, wwwwmw SWOV UUI
i.. iw.Mniti candidate"!
nominal --- !
in. ..mitfu atrmnrs to can
mil Till- -mi.i.I ft- tlKti AN IK
UTrnTDE t-ir A ii-t m:vtok
111 TU B KWKV T. ri i rii-
If Senator Butler made tbe state
men at Kocky Mcunt wbioh the gold
and "nigger" orgms are ro happy to
believe be made, and which the Kocky
Mount sheet falsely declare caued o
much indignation among' thne who
beard it, why did cut tbe editor wbo
made this slanderous and malicious
charge again?t Senator Uutier, cr some
of the men wbo signed that 'inub-
tanc?" an'olavit telegraph the fact at (
the time to all of tbe dailie la tLj
State, instead of waiting several weeks
before thry made tie charge?
Would not tbe organs that are
working the nigger " racket been
as hajpy to have circulated it
then a tbey are now? Again
when the Kucky Mount report was c:r
culatel wt y was it tbat the author of
this malicious falsehood tried to create
tbe irupres'on tbat Senator Butler
made a specific charge againt tbe
Democrats ot Rockingham until it was
drvelpe I tb.t Senate r Butler's speech
was maJe in K'K.ky Mount before the
outrage in Cirhtuoiid county was com
A'iwer. It was an after thought
one torn of a desperate purpose. The
goll Democrats and railroad politi
cians know tbey cannot control tbe
Democratic organization and carry tbe
Democratic masses with them as long
as the Populist Pany represents the
principles of Jefferson and Bryan.
Therefore tbey found it necessary to
break the influence of Senator Butler's
speeches in declaring for a cooperation
oi an loose wno iavor me great reiorin
issues before the people. Tbe only
way to do it was to misrepresent
him. Hence the malicious report
about bis Kocky Mount speeth which
they began to circulate a month after
the speech was made. In his speech at
Rocky Mount he told them he would
give them any length of time they
wanted to answer the arguments he
advanced as to why it would not be a
good thing for the best element of tbe
State in all parties to join hands to
eiec an anii-monopoiy legislature ana
secure white supremacy at the same
i . . .
time. This is their method of an
They secured allidavits 6tating that
Senator Butler said "in 6ub-tance" what
a certain Rocky Mount sheet falsely
chargedhe 6aid. We call attention to a
number of allidavits from as good men
as are in that section who heard the
peech branding tbe Rocky Mount
Argonaut's report as false. We can
get mauy more to Ihe same etlect.
Jurymen of North Carolina take the
case. We have confidence in your
Do you believe that North Carolina
I should be dominated by trusts and by
corporations controlled bv the advo-
catesct the gold standard, the influ
ence of whicb has worked euch destruc
tion upon the value of your property
and the products you raise? Or do
I vou believe in arrefatinsr tbe detruc-
i tive influence of the eold standard, and
are you in favor of a co-operation of
I tha irnnit nannln f VirthTiAlini in
I . V. . .
I all nitmi ole an an,:mnnnnnn
I ' ouu-muuuij
Legislature, one that will be free from
railway and corporation influence and
I v,.. r .i... :n
-u.c luCr clv.u3 iU.u...K..e
to xortn uarolma a government of the
m,iMi. f K..f.t.,
J J ' v atvj
aorse every wora oi senator ltutlers
1 speech at Rocky Mount, and can readilv
see why the class referred to above are
We repeat ve have confidence" in
I your verdict.
Wilmington New Eral
Dr. Kingsbury is fearing that
the trust and great corporations
will control and ruin this country.
He seems to be lacking in home
observation for ho has taken the
side of the corporations at home
and the side of the people awav.
Here he is willing to see the people
pay the same freight, fares, etc
tinder the gold standard while they
arc only getting about one half
Price for their products, labor, etc.,
f na, n,en ney Presen an oppor-
I i Unit IT fAt htm 1, 3 a.
i:,' "' R"
nrpcintinn i cd - t
ini? thoso tvhn hv "talon k
PpWs cause. Doctor don't bo so
lavish with your friends In other
., ueu you nave reiusea lor
tnese last few years to take up their
, lL uur wwn aor. now
jbout better water for the people
iGe ot charge- alon& "ith freight,
UituSB rigni; at, your own door. How
MOT 1IWAV? IIURTDCTnnn
HU I ALlYAl5 UNUcKSTDUD.
A f . - ftirtrtV i
A Iaci oiten overloosed. or not al-
The womb i ritnaTS fc-v -l
' vuva v auu
very close to the bladder, and for
I that reason A.nv disfroaa ;a0..A
Lnn "SJi. Bted-in the kld'
.If'sf LJ bId .r. unnarv Pas:
fiH. ATA 01 nfrAn V-.-.' n. - i a m
I J " arioutea
nours a sediment or settling is evi-
jenced that your kidneys and blad-
need, d1octorig If you have
IVJt ' hm in the, ackf
Stj sunnlv0 T7' r
ing proofs of kidney tof J1"
have doctored without benefit, try
Dr Kilmer's Swamp-Boot, the great
kidney remedy. The mild and the
extraordinary effect will surprise
y0U ! . s.tands the highest for its
w?nderul ure- Ifyoutakea med-
You may hive I samnle bSfu
and pamphlet, both sent free . bv
mail. Mention Thk Caucasian
&od 8ead your address to Dr. Kil-
mer & Co.. Birmingham. N Y.Th
Pnet?rs ot this paper guarantee the
ui uu oner.
IlOW iS tll6 time tO SUfaSCnhp
I - m ""wiiuii
for The Caucasian.. 7 One Do!
BORE FRAUD DISCOYtKO.
i roKr.---7- -
nt. .u.ir.mnt Tear piv
by tbe Soother Railwaj Companj,
LaeoUateralcf the maxket ralae.
.? k.11 time, of
one haaureu and
aeTectj-firetnoasABddoUar,, to ae-
.v. I... moner to tbe ortn
Carolina Railroad, in"" "
lateral, at all time. eonTe rtible into
mney. the Southern Railroad haa
derosited a certaia camber of their
own bouds-tbat is. tbf re own prem
ises y ray. la their reorganization
lin. i: ehmondanJ Dannlle they
have usoed on hundred and tweet j
million cf what thy call 'first cn
!idted mortgaged rcgntrd g , 'Id
bond" This iu of bend, tay
have Hted cn the stock exchange in
New York and tLcy j ntenl to give
them a mat Let ta'.ar. It is vt ry
. t a abat La A BM?
cnn;ne uatlct vJue. I.frybodj
know th: it i a nick cf tu- ta jaey
shark to i-e paper Ci.led bnd
ud put it u tU tok ticSac? Ir
sale ar.d th.n 'td out tLeir own
brktrs tv l. iy it anl I1 it and op
tratciu it.thu bnjing frcni thetu
stjkts and tv-lin? to themx-lvee, all
for the purpose c f miking it appear
that there are tKna fiJe transaction
whereas la truth nob-dy is buying or
I felling, but tie whole thing is a
dodge for th purpoi of ke picg up
an apparent market value.
Now it turn out that North Caro
lina Railroad ha got no security f- r
it leaso money xcept aome of ta
Jirst consolidaUd mortgaged rt
istered cold bonds. We are iu-
formed that the Southern claims to
have put npthirty of these bonds of
tbe par value of ten thousand dol
lats each. We are alo informed
upon what seems to be reliable au
thority, tbat in Irjth, they have only
pnt twenty-two of these bonds. If
this be then tbe North Carolina
Railroad and the Slate bar got no
security for the lease money except
twenty-two Southern Railway bond
of the par valuo of two hundred and
twenty thousand dollars.
It teems that these bonds have
been quoted on the stock exchange
as low down as 7G. It is claimed
that they are now ((noted at
It is believed by mny good finan
ciers that these bonds have no actual
bona-fid a market value. It is believed
that they are simply Hated by Mor
gan and Company in the hope of un
loading them npon investors. It is
believed that they are really and act
ually worth little or nothing. The
chances are that if this two hundred
and twenty thousand par of stuff
which tbey parade as tbeir great
grand "first consolidated mortgaged
registered gold bonds" were adver
tised for sale by tbe North Carolina
Railroad Company, they would not
bring thirty cents on the dollar, un
lets Morgan and Company should
step in and take them up in order to
cave their own credit.
And this is the trash that the Elias
Carr Directors accepted as collateral
to secure one hundrtd and seventy
five thousand dollars to the State aitd
to the North Carolina Railroad.
Look at it! The Southern Rail-
means pain, danger and
possible death for t-.ino
wivp. For others it
mcand prarti-:Jlv no
discomfort at all. Tin-re
is no reason wliycltild
birth should be a ivril
of pain and drend. tkv.
eral months ltfore a
woman IxTonir a
mother h Khould
prepare herself for
the critical ordeaL
Thero is a prpjara.
It h a
to Ik aj.
ternallr. It rclax'e
takes away all
nearly all buffer
ing. iScst results
follow if tho
remedy is used
during the whole
period of preg
nancy. It in the
only remedy of tho
kind in tho world
tliat is endorsed ly
1 per bottle at all
drug 6torc. or sent
.by mail on receirl
Feee Boots crm-
uonmaae wiurli is
intended for tlus
The name of
this wcr tcrful
taimng invaluable in
formation for all women,
will be sent to any ad
dress upon application to
The Drtdf ild BcBnUfer Ca,
;y If x
Has a reputation second to none, and while it is recessarj W
the dealer to charge more for it than yon are asked to pa6'
many other makes," you m B mstruraent the extra
which fully justif es the aomera .mtlay.
.'. L. If not for sale b local dealers, address,
THE JOHN CHURCH CO.,
toseeare t,. .
collateral .-. ." .'
A ttai c.t.
girei an . .'; .. .
my t..r, v .
11 tie - a. .
bit cote I t c
Ttat Uat. M. , .
Tte i jvt t
directors t .
Railway . j .. ,
trU 8:ars l t
State lCvl a . .
conc ra L
tanl tbkt 'i.
men b j
State acd i: .
TLe Nrw 1 j.x,f .
Wo aro g .uv
Tlu ";'. w , '
gi turatK.a. A r
in tli. a !::
tlr and reU u u.
zation t iiatut
will kiil nil . th. :
tllo tIOOCful it:
gran.l n.o in.
In a oi-:i'.ilh
and ilit nbut i. :i.
in tl.U cjd n.Jid r
!Uwt Un rl tli:it
aplr.iti.n t.f a j.
Oil, How TliaSB
Pain .Va MJdd.-r,
Had Bern AtanC
fui n?ui:s -.: rui
.V v ry .MTf
X.t.. r, v u. i . v
lauti: a hjw !. i
It diMluicl a i ' ' "
fru'd my 1L:,!' .
1 Ct hard, purj I
I 1 auffTd l.l 1
f t 1 nr .l I:
Zly w ii v !
r t: 1 l y 1
a.!vi-d it:" i"
and -. 1 '
1uv.u 1 r- ' '
how tli.n.k I I 1 -
f;n'i..r r l. ' I 1 v 1
I am iu t;. t-' ! 1.
p;-litc -."1 a-u a n
I. M l- ' - ;
!". t.-t -lii ti l IV
HOO't'at pilU u.r n :
TKXAS, M i:K n A
iroKM.;, AI.AK A
any other point, i'
Kltr.i: MAI'ri. write i
FRED. D. BUSH.
Hiatrict l'aenger t r t.
LOUISVILLE & riASHVlUE R. R
Wall MM ATI. AX A. .
Doubling Your Properi).
The promotion of e-orj .uri'n.t.'.tU
handling of tliir 'C
bonds a icia'ty.
We will organize jou ..rj :ir'u,
help you sell it at8 J-
haps make your frt wt .
The American l'ublili r- J'r tni.
Audit and Invet-tiu-tit A ' ii'i'.
111 1 I.I I W. A 11.111.
Special Southern K i r. -:. ..
Citiz-ns Nat l lUuk I: ...i.ts,
Haleigii. N. .
I'arlies Laving lioatj l:i "tf'
Clean Kice t buy will lii.J it i"'
interest to communicate w i'.b otr lT
ers and brokers or dir- t tm.
pay higbe-t market ri hY.-
Itice. CAKOLINA i:l 1- MIU
the People's party wiU not j ar a )Wt.
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