PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY.
HI THI OA PC AM A rVBLIftflfVO OU
livery citizen of the State will
for the next sixty days be infenHO
ly interested in the action of the
Democratic legislature. The Cau
casian has mtu red the MTviee of
Mr. J. F. Click to come to 11 ileigh
and report the proceedings and
write up the action of the legisla
ture each week for our columns.
There in no brighter or more ellic
knt newjnaier man in the State
than Mr. Click. lie came within
a few votes cf lining elected to the
Senate on the Populist ticket this
year. If he had been fleeted he
would have leeri a great service to
the l'eo pie's l'arty and to the peo
pie, in the legislature. However,
he will bo able to render equally
as great service to the public by
coming to Kaleigh to report Hie
proceedings of the legislature for
Iho Caucasian. It is ol the great
est importance that the truth and
the whole truth about the pro
ceedings of this legislature should
be nublihhed and should be read
by the people. Therefore, let ev
erv reader of The Caucasian ami
every believer in the principles o
the iVonle's Party iro to work at
onco to increase the circulation of
the Caucasian. Mr. (Mick readier
Kaleigh yesterday ami his lirst ar
tide on the legislature will appear
in the next issue. I't every sub
scriber try to send in a new sub
scriber before the next issue. iW
ery person who will get us up i
club of six subscribers, we will
send the paper free to him for one
year, hvery person who is now
taking the paper who will get ur
a club of gix subscribers can send
live dollars and keep $1.00 for his
trouble. This oiler is irofd for
thirty days only, tat every friem
of good government bestir himsel
to get the next issue of The Can
casian in as many hands as possi
J UK AT KAILKOAD PKOS
The Kaleigh News vV. Observer
in its issue of December JJOth, pul
lishes a leading editorial congratu
lating the Atlantic Coast Line no
only upon purchasing the Cape
rear and ladkin V alley Kail road
but also congratulating it upon the
enormous profits that it is making
and has been making for a mini
ber of years. We copy the follow
ing two paragraphs from the edi
torral reicrrcd to:
After the war, the stock in that road, (A
V. L.) sold for forty cents in the dollar,
and most of the present stockholders pur
chased nt that figure. After it was pur
chased by the present capable owners
began to rise until it was soon above par,
Mncc tnat tune in less man tinrty years
the stockholders have received divi
dends that are as huge, if not larger, than
have men paid by any railroad in Amen
ca. I he lirst dividend was one of 100 pe
cent, in the Atlantic t'oast Line stock. II
second dividend was 100 per cent, in dub
enture bonds. The third was 100 pe
cent, in the Atlantic Coast Line stock. The
capital is now virtually four times what it
was originally and hereafter dividend:
will be paid on KK) for every f 100 origi
nal stock or on every f 10 invested in the
purchase of the same by the present
This year that road has paid a divideni
of six per cent, on the Wilmington and
AVeldon stock, six per cent, on the Atlan
tic Coast Line lirst issue stock, interest on
seven' per cent, debenture bonds, and in ad
dition this year they have issued dividends
In bonds and stock of .SJfr per cent, and
second issue of Atlantic Coast Line stock
oi iw per rem. inai is to say i,nt per
cent, lias oeen paid tins year on every
share oi stock, which, as each- have cost
less than $10 on an average, is over 37
ik.t cent, iipoo the investment.
The above facts are correct. I
is the lirst time that the News fc
Observer has published them, bu
The Caucasian published these
facts three months ago. Our read
ers will remember that when the
Kailroad Commission last summer
passed an order reducing rates on
the Atlantic Coast Line withou
reducing rates on the Southern and
the Seaboard Air Line at the same
time, that the News A- Observer
and a number of other new spapers
raised a loud protest against the
action of the Commission, charg
ing that the action of the Commis
sion was gross discrimination
against the Atlantic Coast Line
and, besides, charging that the
Southern road and the Seaboard
Air Line were both makin
more money than the Atlantic
Coast Line, and, therefore, that i
any roads were to be singled ou
that they should be the Southern
and Seaboard Air Line. If we re
member correctly the News fc Ob
server called attention to the fac
that any passenger on the Atlan
tic Coast Line could nearly alway
nonce some vacant seal in a car
while it was difficult for a passen
ger to get a seat at all on the
Southern railroad. It was at tha
time that The Caucasian published
the above facts about the Atlantic
Coast Line. We are glad to see chat
the News & Observer has now de
cided to publish them too. Now i
the Atlantic Coast Line is makin
a profit of 375 per cent, taxing the
people freight and passenger rates
high enough to pay a profit on four
hundred dollars ol stock to every
forty dollars invested in cash, then
surely the legislature should not
adjourn without reducing these
rates so as to leave the railroads a
fair profit and prevent the robbery
of the people to the tune of 375
" per cent, on fictitious capital; and
according to the News & Observer
,the Southern Railroad and the
Seaboard Air Line are makin
Mill bigscr profit. These acts
show to the most ordinary mind in
the State that there should be a
arjre reduction in freight and pas-
ienzcr rates in-order to mete out
lythinx like justice between the
nblic and these common carriers.
Will the legislature do it? We will
Till: KKSTKICTION OFSIJF
FKAflK. (Ireat public interest is now felt
as to w hat action the legislature
will take toward restricting suf-
rage in the State. From present
ndicat ions it seems that the major-
tv of the incoming Democratic leg
islature will favor a constitutional
amendment to restrict suffrage af-
er the plan of the one adopted by
xnsiana. The chief point in the
.ouisiana constitutional provision
is that it disfranchises all negroes
unless they can read and write
while it does not disfranchise any
w hite man. For the information of
Mir readers we copy the following
rom the 1iuisiana Constitution.
After the clause prescribing a
roperty qualification of $300 and
n educational test it says:
Sec. 5. No rnitJe ix:rsoii w ho was on
January Ht, lHt;7, or at any date prior
thereto, tntitled to vole tiudcr tne i,onuu
ution r statutes of any Mate or the
"nited States, wherein lie then resided.
mid no son or grandson of any such !r
ri not lens than twenty one years of age
at the date of the adoption of this (Viisti-
u t Ion. anil no male person of foreign
lirth. who wan naturalized prior to the
lirt day of January, is'.W, shall lie denied
Hie right to rt'triaUT nnd to vote in I hit
State hy reason of hin failure to posseHS
he ediieallonal or property qnaiineaiioiis
irescrihed hy this Constitution ; provided,
. i .1 :.. ...-. 9 :....
ie Mutli nave resmeu hi iiiis oinie on nr
years next preceding the date at which
ie shall apply lor registration, aim snan
have registered in accordance with the
terms of this article prior to September 1,
l'.M, ami no person shall lie entitled to
register under this section uftcr said date.
The Caucasian will keep its read
ers informed each week as to every
step or contemplated step taken
by the legislature along this line,
as well as of all other matters con
sidered or acted upon by the legis
I at ti re.
Senator Morrill of Vermont died
at his home in Washington on last
Thursday, after a few day's illness.
He was eighty-nine years old, the
oldest Senator in the body. II
had served over thirty one years in
the Senate, a longer time than any-
other Senator has ever served. II
had served continuously in the
House and Senate forty-four years
This breaks the record. Thos. H.
Kenton came next to him, who
served thirty years in the Senate
Congress does not seem to have
any notion of repealing the wai
taxes. On the other hand the Ad
ministration is pushing vigorously
for a standing army of one huu
dred thousand men. Ifthisundem
ocratic, unrepublican and unamer
iean scheme of a big st anding army-
is established the war taxes wil
not only never be repealed but
may be increased.
A. mammoth peanut trust has
been organized in New York, the
purpose of which is not only to ab
solutely control tbe output of pea
nuts in the United States but be
sides to control the output of the
world. Trusts are fast becoming
more powerful than governments
Governor Leedy of Kansas has
called an extra session of the leg
islature in that State. The pres
ent legislature has a majority
ot l'opuhsts in both houses. The
next legislature will have a ma
jonty of Republicans in the
house and a majority of Pop
ulists in the Senate. The last
session of the present legislature
failed to pass the kind of bill that
the Oovernor recommended for
the reduction and regulation of
railroad freight and passenger
rates. Ihe bill which was finally
passed was vetoed by the Govern
it. . 1 A . .
or on me ground mat. it was un
constitutional. A special session
is now called to pass a law reduc
ing ireigni rates iwenty-nve per
cent, and to reduce passenger rates
trom three cents per mile to two
cents per mile, and also to reduce
telegraph and telephone rates, and
to reduce the legal rate of interest
down to seven per cent, per an
num.. The Governor got a prom
ise lrom a majonty ot the mem
bers of the legislature to promptly
pass such bills, before he called
the extra session. . It is highly im
portant to pass these bills not be
fore the old legislature goes out
and the new legislature comes in
for it is certain that the new legis
lature will not pass them, but the
Populists having a majority in one
branch of the legislature it will be
impossible for the laws once passed
to be repealed.
The Democrats have a majority
in both branches of the legislature
ol this state. Will they pass sim
Governor Altgeld of Illinois has
come out squarely for city ownership
of all the street car lines in Chicago
ana nas announced that he will run
for Mayor on that platform. We
trust he will be elected. The people
win never get a good service at i
fair cost from street car lines, elec
trie light companies, gas companies
ana water companies neither will
city politics be purified from the cor
rupting influences of the monopoly
boodlers until every city owns these
natural monopolies and famishes
the people the best service at cost.
In this connection we wish to con
gratulate the town of Morgan ton ... in
this State for its wisdom in decidinir
to purchase the electric light plant
oi me town.
On last Friday the C. F. & Y. V.
R. IL was sold at auction. Several
yean ago the road went into the
bands of a Receiver. It has been
operated since by the Receiver and
is now sold by the Receiver under
order of court. The Boat hern, the
Seaboard Air line and the Atlantic
Coast Line all bid for the property.
It crosses all three of these main
lines. It was bid in by the Atlantic;
Coast Line for $-3,110,000. There is
a belief however that there is an un
derstanding between the Atlantic
Coast line and the Southern by
whtch one system will take one end
of the road and the other system the
Spanish evacuation of Havana is
now complete. The Spanish flag
gave place to the Stars and Stripes
on the 1st of January, and Ameri
ca has now assumed ber form!
guardianship of Cuba. How long
this guardianship is to last or wheth
er not the island will eventually pass
under civic control of America are
iuestions which time and future cir
cumstances will determine. Present
conditions and circumstances, how
ever, are not very promising for a
ulfilment of the Uubaus dream ot
self government. While the ex
pressed policy of our administration
is to maintain military control of the
Island until the Cubans become cp
able of self government, wheu will it
be considered that such a condition
exists. It is perhaps sate to predict
that the Cubans themselves will not
be considered competent judges of
The Peace Commissioners have re
turned from Paris with the signed
Treaty, which will probably betaken
up by the Senate for ratification dur
ing the following week. The indi
cations are that the Treaty will le
The Phillipine questiou was not
only a disquieting one as between
America and Spam, but promises to
be even more disquieting as between
America and the fillipinos govern
ment. Ihe Insurgents under Agum-
aldo are growing very suspicious of
the Americans, and if their suspic
ions should lead to open outbreak,
the task of suppressing them will
not be the easiest one we have had
to tackle since tl e beginning of the
war with Spain.
Congress took a recess for the hoi
idays and only reconvened yesterday.
There is an unusual amount of irn
portant legislation to be disposed of.
in fact more than can be disposed ot
during the short time remaining of
the present Congress. I he quest ion
of an extra session of the Fiftv-sixth
Congress to be called immediately
after the expiration of the present
Congress is being agitated, but there
seems to be strong opposition to it
from the Republican side, ihe Ad
ministration has not made known
its plans in this respect, but the
questiou of whether or not its effect
would be beneficial to the Republi
can pirty will no doubt be the de
Why was it the Commission ap
pointed bv the President to recom
mend certain legislation in Hawaiian
Islands, advised the abolishment of
the Postal Savings Bank system in
that country? There has always been
a strong demand for the establish
ment of a system of Postal Savings
isanks in this country, and never
was the demand stronger than to
day. Congress will be called upon
soon to answer whether or not it will
meet this popular demand. Its ac
tion on that clause of the Hawaiian
Commission report recommending
abolishing the system in Hawaii,
will be a fair indication of the posi
tion of Congress on the establish
ment of the system in this country
We hope the banks will not be pow
erful enough to prevent the step
toward progress and in the interest
of the masses of the people which it
would take in establishing a system
of Postal Savings Banks in this
We notice that a number of Dem
ocratic newspapers have stated that
it is the purpose of the machine to
abolish the Railroad Commission and
create a new commission with about
the same powers and duties. Of
course the purpose of this is to get
the present commissioners out of of
nee and make three new jobs for
Democrats. We also see it stated in
this connection that ex-Governor
Jarvis is to be the chairman of this
new railroad commission. It is safe
to say that Jarvis will never favor
any redaction of freight and passen
ger rates that would be anything
like just between the people and the
railroads. Was it not Jarvis, who
acting as a visiting statesman, went
to Kaleigh and fooled or hoodwinked
the legislature into robbing the state
treasury of nearly a million dollars
back taxes which the Atlantic Coast
Line owed? Did not Jarvis deny at
the time that he was an attorney of
the Atlantic Coast Line and was it
not afterwards proven on him? The
railroads could not be pleased better
than to have visiting statesman Jar
vis at the head of a railroad com
WHAT IT COST.
The expenses of the war up to
October 31 were $164,932,228, ex
elusive of the amount spent on army
ana navy last year. Up to June 30
next the total outgo on account of
the war and garrisons - in our "col
onies" is estimated at $253,000,000.
Excess of expenditure above ordinary
cost of the peace establishment
marks the war expenae. The Cleve
land "emergency fund" of $50,000,
000, the $200,000,000 raised by
the war loan and the proceeds of the
war taxes will, it is thought, meet
the bills and leave an estimated sur
plus in June next The cash balance
at that date, including the gold re
serve, is figured at over $2 80,000,000.
War taxes cure the failure of the
Dingley act and the monthly deficits
are now growing very small. Balti
EXJUDCE CHIOS ELECTED SPE11E1
OP THE HOUSE. OTHER 101
Tfca Deoscntlc Keabers of lie Boose
and Seats Held i Ctacss Tnes
dij ligM (or lie P&rpose of
Ebrtisg Officers for the Yirio&s
CANDIDATES FOR SPEAKERSHIP.
The nomination of candidate
for the position of Speaker of the
House was finally reach! a
point which several hundred im
patient Democrats in the rotunda
and elsewhere wero anxiously
hoping to tee the caucus arrive at.
The Damon of three gentlemen
only were placed in nomination,
Ex-Judge Henry G. Connor of
Wilson, by ex-Judge William R.
Ajlcn, of Wayne, seconded by
Capt. H. C. Wall, of Richmond.
Ex-Speaker Lee S Overman,, of
Rowan, by Hon. J. M. Brown, of
Stanly, seconded by Hon. 1). R
Julian, of Kowau.
Hon. Locke Craige, of Bun
combe, by Hon. Francis D. Win
ston, of Bertie, seconded by Hon.
Hector McLean, of Richmond.
After the nominating Hpeeches
were delivered, a ballot was or
dered. Contrary to exjKxitatiou
only one ballot was required, the
Connor. . .
Craige . . .
Total vote cast 8G
I ne contest lor the various
places resulted as sol lows:
Chief Clerk of the House Bre
vard Nixou, of Mecklenburg.
Doorkeeper of the House Stall-
man, ot Macon.
Principal Clerk of the Senate
b A Cliuard, of Catawba.
Reading Clerk of the Senate J B
Smith, of Cumberland.
Assistant Doorkeeper of Senate-
Moses W White, of Iredell. ...
First Assistant to the Principal
Clerk, A. J. Maxwell, of Columbus.
Additional assistants to Principal
Clerk M L Shipman, of Hender
son county and W A Campbell, of
rirst Assistant to Engrossing
Clerk H L Codwin. of Harnett.
Second Assistant to Engrossing
Clerk U A Tickel, of Uuilford.
Third Assistant J A Smith.
The Senate also endorsed E B Nor
vell, of Cherokee, for Enrolling
A E Stevens and Mrs. Margaret
Busbee Shipp elected assistants to
PROCEEDINGS IN THE SENATE.
ine cenate caucus was organized
by the election of Senator Justice as
temporary chairman and Senator
Cooper as secretary.
n.t-j-. - .
ine temporary organizaiioa was
op motion, made permanent.
Senator R L Smith was elected
president pro tempore of the Senate
Nominations for candidates to be
voted for as officers and employes of
the Senate being declared in order,
the following is the result :
For Principal Clerk Mr. Daniels
For Reading Clerk Mr. Murphy,
For Engrossing Clerk, Mr. Clinard
was tbe successful man.
For Enrolling Clerk, Mr. Nor
veil was successful in securing the
endorsement of the Senate (The
two branches will jointly formally
elect the enrolling clerk later in
For Doorkeeper, Mr. Smith was
the successful nominee.
For Assistant Principal Clerks,
Mr. Maxwell was selected.
For Assistant Engrossing Clerks,
U Li Oodwm of Harnett, G A
Tickel of Guilford, and J A Smith
were accepted as the nominees of
For First Assistant Enrolling
Clerk, A. Jli. Stevens was nomi
For Second Assistant, Mrs. Mar
garet Busbee Shipp, of Raleigh,
was chosen by acclamation.
For Assistant Doorkeeper, Mos
es W. White was selected.
A MOVEMENT TO CONSOLI
DATE ALL THE PAPER
Providence, R. I., Dec 30. Dean
& Shelby, brokers and bankers,' of
this city, have taken charge of the
arrangements to consolidate the pa
per manuiacturers of this country.
The deal will involve about $40,000,
000, and will include the mills mak
ing writing paper, bond paper, wrap
ping, ledger, envelope and newspa
per, 'ihe purpose of consolidation
is to eliminate competition, stop
over-production and make a conden
sation of the lines of manufacture
so that the mill best adapted to make
a certain grade of paper may restrict
its attention to that specialty and
thus, by utilizing all the maehmery
and capital invested to the best ad
vantage, get the best results.
BANKERS IN JAIL.
Fort Scott, Kan., Dec 29. The
entire Board of Directors of the
Moran (Kan.) Bank, which failed
last January, has, according to pa
pers filed in the Appellate Court here
to day, been in the Allen county jai
for nearly a week, charged by depos
icors witn naving vioiatea tne new
banking law of 1897, making specif
ications for the government of banks
fHw't Tobacco aatf tmumm I oar Life Sf,
To quit tobacco easily and torerer. be ma
netle. full or life, nerve and vigor, take No-To-Bae.
tne wonder-worker, that makes weak men
stro All d.ut;cists,50cor!l. Cure guaran
teed. Booklet aud sample free. Address
Sterling Bemed? Co, Chicago or New York.
GOV. JOHNSTON CRITICISED.
Governor Jwh niton' of Alabama.
U beiog criticised because be said
daring tbe prrtideat' visit to Mont
gomery that he Lad t excuse tocf
fer for Alabama's coarse during th
civil war. Now what would tb
northern people bae bim m 1
tiouoce his atrenstry, call his people
raitors, gt-t down on his kiie and
beg pardon for the tin of the South.
It such a poltroon attitude M tuxxs
eary to complete ctionl tiuitv we
sbull aot bare it. The South hat
pat aide the pat. It is cturdilj
oval to the Union. It doe note en
regret the failure of the Confederacy,
nor the loes of slaves. It nuke orer.
tr: e to the other tectiou and will
ruet the rest of the euutrv half
may. But the South will not stulti
fy itself tj protestations of regret at
the course of the South, or jit Id one
whit the conteution that the South,
as viewed from its standpoint, was
right, or that it was any Jes patriot
ic than auy other section. Mont
2,200 MILES IX AX OPEN
("ant. McDonald, of the bartud
bark C. I). Bryant, atconi paired by
his wife and chilreii. arrived here U-
day from Honolulu on the steamer
1 a a
L,tni;a - ine lfryaut, which wa
Hjunu irom 1'uget rounu lor Ainca
ivith a load of lumber, burned at iea
on November 5th, and the survivors
traveled 2,200 miles in an open bvit,
when they reached one of the Ha
THEY DIDN'T ADVKIITISE.
Since Christmas there have been
ten failures reported of concerns that
made a specialty of goods intended
for holiday presents. Some of these
concerns carried laree stocks and
were entitled to the designation
big." In one or two instances the
stocks were valued at $35,000. The
noticeable thing about each of the
collapsed concerns is that it did not
advertise in the newspapers.
Ihe stores that did advertise were
crowded with customers from the
commencement of the holiday sea
son to the hour of closing the night
before Christmas. They all report
the greatest holiday business in
JOY MADE HIM INSANE.
Owen Murphy, a painter living at
521 West 111th street, had 25,000
leit him by an uncle. I he news of
his good fortune made him insane
At Bellevue Hospital last night
he eaid he was a Rockefeller, and
gave away pieces oi paper, saying
that they were greenbacks. New
At Seaside, Ore., last week Charles
Willard, a desperate character, shot
and killed sheriff VV.J. Williams aud
Deputy Lamers, and wouuded Dep
uty Miller, and was himself killed
by State Senotor R. W. Fulton.
Willard was suspected of burning
benator t ulton s summer cottage af
ter robbing it, and the officers were
searching his house for stolen goods,
A complimentary reception and
banquet to uoi. W. J. lirvan was
tendered at Lincoln, Neb., Thursday
night by the Nebraska Traveling
Men s Bryan Club, at the Lincoln
Hotel. Invitations were sent to 250
admirers of Mr. Bryan, which were
with very few exceptions accepted
The only notable absentee was Cong
ressman Bailey, of Texas, who was
to have responded to the toast,
"Democracy," but who telegraphed
from Washington his inability to be
present. Mr. Bryan responded to the
sentiment, "America's mission: let
not the crimes of the East e'er crim
son thv name be freedom, and
science and virtue thy fame."
ENLARGING THE AMKBI
One of the principal question
that has been pressed npou the at
tention ot Congress by the Presi
dent's message, the recommenda
tions of the Secretary of War am!
the House Committee on Military
Affairs, of which Mr. Hull, of Iowa,
is tbe emcient chairman, is that ol
the provision for an enlarged
regular army. It is. of course, a
hardship to keep under arms for a
siugle day longer than is necessary
any of the men who enlisted at the
outbreak of the war on patriotic
grounds with the understanding
that when the war was over they
should receive honorable discharge.
It is the opinion of the authorities
that Congress should give the Gov
ernment permission to recruit the
regular army up to the limit of a
hundred thousand men, about half
of whom would be needed for duty
in Cuba, while the other half would
be divided more or less evenlv be
tween the United States and the
Philippines. But we certainly ought
not to need an army in Cuba, ex
cept for a very short time. The
maintenance of the peace there
should in the near future be in
trusted to a well-organized native
constabulary, distributed aud oper
ated very much upon the plan ot
the Royal Irish Constabulary that
keeps the peace of another great
island. Nor will tbe American peo
pie believe it right or necessary that
we Bhould maintain an army of
Americans in the Philippines, ex
cept for temporary-purposes. The
existing emergency in the West
Indies and in the Philippines may
be regarded, from the military
point of view, as belonging to the
war period. As soon as that emer
gency is passed we ought to get
along with a regular army of not to
exceed fifty thousand men. W e must
provide, of coarse, for the education
of a much larger number of officers
than heretofore, and should greatly
improve the militia system. The best
way to promote the defense of this
country lies in the maintenance of
an efficient navy. Iiet the army ex
penditures be held down to the
strictest point, and let the naval ex
penditures be generona.-From The
Progress of the Woil.l,-' .in the
American Monthly Review of Re
views for January.
SOWING THE WIND.
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k B i m m -
vx a a r
mmmmr z. mm i mmmm . mmmcr m m-.m
tbe pvncr.1 health. Mr. J. W. Orr.
tvrcuYy yc.rV ataadinff. IVm aa cunxl
Dr. S. P. fjrfman. Cnmhmt. O.
Df.ar Sir:--I was afflicted with a
fctan.liD.. I ha.l leen partially deaf
month z 1 ba.1 t b propped up In
. . . , . i-1 .v- i, f i.i
earo, c..njf. . ""-" V
perfectly fret- and ear. and 1 cannot U- liable rwxKumend Jr remeJie-l'e-ru
na and Mar a lin. The catarrh doe. not, in tbe alitfhtet decree, aeem
to affect me now."
Catarrh must be attacked Tijror"aly
cured. T trvat catarrh properly it mast
IV. Ilartmau s I- on catarrhal
Af uu: i t i nil.. i r1 1 u i --
surround tV MibW-ot of catarrh, and
.x. . . . .. .1..nV.n
all mav understand. Special book for
maile.l to women only. All drug-UU
Ask your Druggist for
TO Cl'KE A COLD IN ONE DAY.
Tako Laxativo Uromo Quinine
Tablets. All dru jurists refund
moni'V if it fails to rare. 25c. The
genuine bus L. H. Q. on each tib-
UAILUOAI) ATTORNEYS WHO
roTii rm:i: passim in
SEA HOARD AIH LINK.
William Smith, Adjuster.
C. F. Macllae, SiHvial Agc-nt.
luteal Attornevs as foil vvs: .1. L.
Webb, K. Y. Wehb, T. Haiiison,
I- II. lSrul'M rs. W. II. Dav. ,la. I.
MaeHae, Jos. 15. 1'atehelor. Jno. I).
Shaw, .Ino. D.Shaw, . I Walter D.
Neal, A. Uurwt ll, P. 1). Walker E.
T. Canslor, 1L W. Wiuston, F. L.
Fuller, Iredell Maros, C. B. Wat
son, II. IS. Adams. T J.J EKOME,
S. II. Maeliae.
ATLANTIC COAST LINE.
Ical Attorneys as follows: J. Ij.
IJridger, II. C. bridgers, (5. M.llose,
B. AyctKik, F. A. DANIELS, J.
II. SMALL, B. II.Pnnn,J. M.Sher
rol, II. W. STUB IIS, J. Q. JACK
SON, N, A. McLean, 11. W. Whed
bee, II. L. Stevens, A. O. Gaylord,
w. II. Day, aud David Hell.
CaVe FEAR AND YADKIN VALLEY
W. F- Carter, Local Attorney.
A. II. Joyce, "
J. T. Morehead, " l
J. II. Hudson, Associate Counsel.
Geo. M. Rose, General Attorney.
CAROLINA AND NORTH-WESTERN
A. (J. Rrice, General Counsel.
Local Attorneys as follows: Ed
mund Jones, W. (J. Newland, T. II.
Huiliam,S. G.Finley, O. F. MASON,
J. J? . lirice.
NORFOLK AND W'ESTRN RAILWAY
Delos Thomas, Div. & Com. Agt
S. H. Smith, " "
li. A. Evans, " "
O. L. Summers, M, D.,Coinj)any?s
N. M. Johnson, M. D., Company's
XV. M. Lewis, Sect, of North Car
olina Young Men's Christian Asso
Local Attorneys as follows: Wil
liara A.Guthrie, Willi.-.m B. Guth
rie, II. R, Scott, Reuben I), lleid.
A. H. Joyce, C. B. Watson, J. C,
Buxton, Thomas W. Mason, F. C.
Bobbins, hi. hi. Kaper.
ATLANTIC AND NORTH CAROLINA
F. M. Simmons, Legal Services.
C. K. Aycock, " "
A. D. Ward, " "
P. M. Pearsall, "
A. C. Davis, Assistant Attorney
Geo. H. white, "
Local Attorneys as follovs: R. w.
Williamson, bwift Galloway and N.
SOTJTIIERN RAILWAY C03IPANY.
F. A. Bnsbee, Assistant Division
C. A. Cook, Counsel.
J. C. PBITCUABD, Local Coun
sel. Thos. Settle, Local Counsel.
Cbas. Price, Division Counsel.
J. D. Glenn. Law Agent.
B. B. GLENN, Assistant Division
G. F. Bason, Assistant Division
Clement Manly, Assistant Divis
J. II. Tucker, Special Counsel.
J. D. Murphy, Special Counsel.
Local Attorneys as follows: A. B.
Andrews, JrM E. S. A BELL, T. B.
Bailey, W. . Barber, J. C. Big s,
J. L. C. Bird, James F. Gamble, II
U. Bridgers, J. M. BROWN, T. D.
Bryson, W. P. Bynura, Jr., K. L.
Cooier,I. F. Dortch, S. J. Ervin, W.
B. Gnthrie, J. L. Gwaltney, W. C.
HAMMER, J. A. Hendricks, J. Q.
Uolton, A. E. Molton, Geo. A. Jones.
J. WT. Keerans, Kobt. K. King, T. F.
CLUTTZ J. li. Lewellyn, T. C.
Linn, O. F. MASOM, P. B. Means,
J. M. Moody, W. E. MOOBE, Mar
shal Mott, E. S. Parker, C. E. Par
ker, A. H. Price, A. E. Posey, J F
BAY. IS L Bybarn, J F Spaihhoar,
E D Steele, Z I Walser, Z V Wal
ser, J L Webb, L L Witherspoon,
A C Zollicofler, w A Guthrie, J W
Ferguson, w C Newland, b C
welch, J T Pannill.
BTervhoJy bays So.
Cii-v-irvty. Cautlv Cathartic the mostttca.
diii'ul tucdicul tl incut err of tbe age, piee
aat and rcrreslnnff to Uie taaia, net gently
and f uaiUvely on kklnaya, liver and boweJa,
cleansing the entire system, dispel colds,
core headache, ferer, hahHum! constipation
ami oiiionTr-s. tr lease uaj am
try a box
ojuuu to-uay; iu,aus wi
Kuaraaiaea io cars oy au
Stt f It lmviXit TrU.
Mr. J. W. Oar
.1 it Irritate K U I
our McpJe ! catarrfc. wmmm uw
au Maay trarfte
ajralnftt It; ftWra hmX
lof catarrh or mrauc v
U HUB p trouble. , ,
lV-ra n atlaraa cmiarra im
ttroef boM - tb mseoos rmmr
It oL Ir. Ilarlmaa. u
oririnator of 1 V-ra a. baa
rarinr catarrh fc many
aa b d U witn 1-e-ro-na.
Tn nnfrc-r! cprrlac with
on cf lVrw na U that eipelUar
.-t. irn.Ui no tbe ttkUm aa4 benefit
r.ah. Teiaa. 6au earom.
Lim completely. Her. U hi UlUr.
eae oi rnrxn eautrxu
on the leiv aioe "J ''mZ TZ
rU a nD JtZZZ
nrrA. I Lena taklnx IV-rw-a,
I "a,.I. Ve breatfclar I
anJ inUllieently or ll can new
dUear are mailed rree on appiicmuon
are written in a common ene rein that
l Ther remove ID nrncrT
women, called HeaiW ana ucaaij.
1899 Peruna Almanac
rilE WEAKNESS OF OlIB GOV
ERNMENT AS SHOWN BY
Alter wai m'8h leerminl im.
tbfiv were revealed miiouh aeak-
neasea in our nvtitem. Tbo Presi
dent is only nominally commander-
in chiel. S far aa the army m-
cerned, Congress rommandi. It
iloes not often iMrmit even the pro-
lessional soldiers mIio are (tlucateil
at the Military Academy to rise to
tbe rank of general ofllcei. ben
the war broke out. General Metritt
was the only general officer of the
annv who bad Iteen educated at
W cat Point: ana while there were
general officers iu the army, nota
bly General Miles, who bad earned
their high commissions bv noldier
ly achievements, it is tbo fact.
known of all who are acquainted
with army affairs that in time of
leace, at least, friends in Congress
are more ixjteut m securing a brig
adier or major generalship than
former services at tiostH. As soon
as war approached, ioliticians in
creased their active interference
with the arm v. An attempt in the
House of Representatives to make
the regular lorce equal to the emer
gency was defeated by the influence
or ioIiticians in the militia, or de
pendent on the militia for voten,
tbe navy also suffered by neglect ol
its personnel bill. As soon as tbe
volunteer army was authorized, pol
iticians sought commissions for
themselves, their friends, aird tbe
sons and nephews of themselves
and their friends. In the States the
colonels who had "pull'' obtained
what they called "recognition'' for
their commands. Unpreparedness
and incompetency marked every
step at the beginning of the war.
uuucateu sonners, oiu and young,
were ovei looked, and the rank and
file were turned over to the care
of ignorance and indifference.
Congressmen not only filled the
new places with their friends, but
they were diligent in seeking op
ponnnities lor money-making lor
other friends. Sad as the tale is. it
is not new or strange. Congress has
always commanded tbe army. It
has not so completely commanded
the navy, because that service must
oe unuer the direction ol proies-
sionai men. it is true that the army
should also be under the coutiol ot
instructed soldiers, but this is not
so clear to the mind f the noliti
cians, who seem to thiuk that they
are capaoie oi conducting any mill
tary enterprise that does not de
maud a knowledge of navigation.
Alter tne protocol was signed, many
of the militia aud volunteer regi-
If The Baby. is Ccttiko Teeth,
Be sure and nse that old and well
tried remedy, Mrs. Wixslow'b
Soothing Sybcp, for children
teething It soothes the child, sof
tens the gums, allays all pain, cures
wind colic and is the best remedy for
diarrhoja. Twenty-five cents per bottle.
A Purely Vegetable Block!
Remedy Is the Only
If the people generally knew the
true cause of Rheumatism, there
would be no such thing as lini
ments and lotions for this painful
and disabling disease. Tbe fact is,
Rheumatism is a disordered state
of the blood it can be reached,
therefore, only through the blood.
But all blood remedies can not cure
Rheumatism, for it is an obstinate
disease, one which requires a real
Uood remedy something more than
a mere tonic. Swifta Specific is
the only real blood remedy, and it
promptly goea to the rery bottom
of even the most obstinate ease.
A few yean ago I was taken with in
mild at first, beeame gradually so in
tense that I was for weeks unable to
walk. I tried several prominent phrsi
cians and took their treatment fath
f ally, bat was unable to get the slightest
rebef. In fact, my condition seemed to
WZ?f Pad over mj
enure body, and from November to
Jbch I raftered agony. 1 tried many
patent medMSinea, bat none relieved me.
VT of a friend I deeSedto
fP- &4 Before allowing me to take
It. however, m mli v
-v f. . ii.iit hum was a
chtairt, analysed the remedy, and pro-
mrota tw-gaa lo riaax to u
trrrd oat. Tben tl l-U
trnrnrd ax bib. and ditai. ,
ty to co home for the n-u
I bey liatl Brt oMatord
tW front. Nie tiJutit.rt '
Strni wnr wnvrirti mi; t,
their friend. at !. ;
rotr.dd but want lUir
go to the Wrut I ttr h :i
rrgiairut, at Iraaf n t
rrl orl to pv and it U. a 4, n
trrnioaU Tbe droc si,.-., .
of n4ttira was witt.. - t
Debl. aswrll a at Ibr . .
I .--j l
boOOTS Went to OaHliw q.,-. I
tret, and tbe reKuUi . r
ramrtl tbe laarrls i4 tU , u ,JT i
were arlloich ft t! n. t
fun rr in a I rUMra-,
IKaii Nrlnnn, iu ani'.
zine for January.
CVaa l'inl iwm a ... .
Ist r itlMt it. l'.rrt. . A"
tie clean tmr I4wk1 sad i. t .
Himai ? 1W Ufjr Urn h4 4: . !
erttivs fmca tW UJ. Iw, h t, j,,
aanuii tisW, 1 U. , tk
sad lhatSHkiy iiltotM oifici, 1 1,
Caacarria. iwut jr I we t-arrhf
(istj sstaJactiMn cmraateed. I . i
NECiIUl PBopl l v:
Column f Iimiuim ii..!;i tt ,,
MHirrea bae lieeu uMil.. ,J j4
alMut lbe urgio prbh u, !Hl! .
one bajt jM.lt u with n.i.
ty nnd wiIoiu alomt it il ..i,
er T. Washington, ol Th1 j.
y that w uile in a ten pl.- :u?.
i trouble, in leu tlMwit..l
tbe Sutb white men u. I i4. iTf
living ItigetWr in av At 4
lentuietit. He doe ln.l t II
red men to fight for t1..i n-Ur
but be bul tlM-in not to l lr
agetl. A bite man, ' b N
ItI u negro alio n j,
story bouse.' He tLink m-'n ,;
and indiitiia1 iiiipiottiit,t uii
prercetl the other kind ! Utrt1
ment among tbe colotrd j--...',. j;
is banl, be Kaya, to niakt- a v4
Christian or a gtaal -iti u .i,t u t
buugry mau, Uit be Icli . tL:
tbe fcut belli negroc n . i..t s
hungry if tltey ran I-am I u
wtk;aul to teach tbetnth.ii.iUM4ir
other things, i tbe buMi-. ; ,
admirably iiM'ful life. IL S. M.o!m
in IIariei'a Weekly.
El-ateTr Itowrli Win, c
(lan1f fthrll-. rar ctif;, .... .
Uc.Se. UC7C lmtt.drM4:r-'i. t...i,.
The Fisher Eiuipm nt C " j t j
of Chicago has contracted t. furuifk
one million dollars worth of l.-cinc
vehicles to be sold in KurcjH itL:
the next ten years. The preiJ tt of
tbe American Motor gt-u ral z-m
of Paris, negotiated the d al fT L
TIIK IlEST MiKsciunios rv.
and fever is a bottle of Glovc'
Tastei.esh Chili. Tti . NVr
fails to cure; then why ijri
ment with worthless imitation?
Price 50 cents. Your nmney lik
if it fails to cure.
A Proclamation bj ttc GcYemor.
Ktate or NoitTif C4iioi iN.
Whereas, official iofmnn'uo !.
recelTwi at tLis dcpsrtnx nt tl.nt Aniy
Kinfauls, (Larfrt-d with murder in n,ji
son county, was liU-rsU-.! from U jil"f
that county hy an armed tuolo ti lU vU
ot the 20tli lost. :
And Whereas; it snjx-ars tlst iLr
Archy Klnsauls has Dcd the htt-. f
conceals himself thst tlte oolitmrr j.r
cess of law cannot be sirred vt-n 1. mi
Now, therefore, I, IaoW-l I.. Ilnn.
Governor of tbt State vt NoriL r..!ifii.
byTirtiiet.f aathority in nie Mu-i U
law, do issue this my Pmclsmsi i-.
lag a reward of two lmnln-l d'-Uk 1
the spprebentioo snJ d liv-rr .f
Archj KIntauIs to the KU-riff of
county at tne Court bonae in 1iutrti b4
I do enjoin ail officers of the Ma.- i 1 !1
good citizens to assist in liritiin -iJ
criminal to justice.
Ione at tiur City of RaVii'li. H 2Ui
day of Iecembert in the year of our ItJ.
one thousand eight LliDdrol uud uiwtj
eight and in the one bandred nd twenty
third year of our AnwrWn ludr--if'tr
Dasirl L. IU -ti 1 1.
By the Ooveroor: -
Kinsauls Is about 30 yesrt f
weighs about 120 lbs.; light lair iifW
colored moustache; thin face; y.- uiik
en in his bead ; wears gold ; t 1- , war
on one temple; scar on one side of x:
height 5 feet C or 7 inches; Tt ry
has a feeble appearance.
I felt so much better after tsiirg t
bottles, that I continued tbe rm6j,
and in two months I was curwl com
pletely. Tbe cure was permanent, f
I have never since Lad a touch of
Kheamstiszn. though many timet
exposed to damp and cold weather.
Elkavob M. Ttrrsi
3711 Powel ton Arenue, rhUadel;hIa.
Those who have had experitiiC
with Rheumatism know tfcst it
becomes more severe each year,
and like all other blood diaee,
the doctors are totally unaUe to
cure it. Mn jaci,
the only n-m'dies
which they pre
scribe are pouti
and mercury, aad
Vttllaf mmv TfTxltm
Ttri duceastiffnesi cl
tensuy tne disease.
?J. S. S. never disappointf, for it
is made to cure these deep-rootea
diseases which are beyond tbs
reach of all other remedies. It
cures permanently Rheumatism,
and all other blood diseases. I
is the only, blood remedy goal
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