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Entered in Piwt (WW In Raleigh, N
a wrond Ha mutter.
PUBLISHED IVIKY THURSDAY
T TBI CAOCASIA rCflLISHIMG CO
IX MONTHS '0
A MIIAlOSAIItHS fKOlMMHTlOS.
On Friday of last week Andrew Car
negie called upon President McKlnley
and made a proposition to the Presi
dent to the effect that he, Carnjfie,
would out cf his own pocket pay twen
ty million dollar to Spain forth free
dom of the FilJipinos if President Mc
Kinley would agree to use hia efforts
to establish a free government on
tboss islands, of, for and by the peo
ple, similar to the American Republic.
Every one knew that Andrew Car
negie wat a very rich man, but this
proposition of a Dingle Individual to
draw bis check for twenty million dol
lars to guarantee the freedom of a
people of a different race, living on an
island in the Pacific ten thousand
miles from our shores, rttruck the pub
lic with astonishment. Senators and
Congressmen have already stood in
the national halls of Congress and
gravely discussed the magnitude of
the sum of twenty million dollars that
It Is proposed for this government to
pay to Spain for the doubtful sover
eignty of Spain over those inlands. It
has been conitidered a large amount
for even a great country like this to
pay. Now here comes along one indi
vidual out of 70,0(H,(M)0 who make
up this government and proposes to
pay that amount out of his own pocket
as a matter of little concern. But when
we stop toreller.t, why should not Mr.
Carnegie spend twenty million dollars
in this way if it please a passing fan
- cy of his or if if promote a great in
terest in which he believes, for he is
worth between one hundred and two
hundred million dollar, and after
spending twenty million dollars for
the liberty of the Fillipinns he will
still have left such an immense fort
une that it will he impossible for him
to spend it or give it away unless h
given it away in large enstalment.
This proposition of a single individual
to pay an amount which would seem
large for the greatest and richest gov
ernment In the world to pay alxo
brings home pointedly the great eco
nomic fact that while we have a greut
and rich country nearly all of the rich
es are owned by a few individuals
while the great mass of the toilers arid
wealth producers of this nation are in
very meagre circumstances.
Mr. Carnegie deserves great credit
for his generosity and spirit of philan
thropy, but this does not make it best
for the country that a few individual,
even if they are all like Mr. Carnegie,
shold own such immense wealth. If
every millionaire in America was the
highest type of a patriot and of a
Christian it would not justify the ru
inous industrial system that makes it
possible for a few thousand men to con
centrate among themselves more than
half of the wealth of this whole nation.
Mr. Carnegie has made no small part
- of his immense millions out of rail
roads he owns, besides the Carnegie
Steel Plant at Homestead which has
been furnishing armor plate to the
government for a number of years at
an enormous prioe in spite of the proof
that the government was paying twice
as much for the armor plate as it was
worth, year after year, Congress has
refused to reduce the price. In spite
of the fact that railroads are making
immense profits on two or three times
as much stock (watered) as their real
capital invested, yet Congress refused
to take any action.
After all, does Congress represent
the people or does it represent the few
who own a majority of the wealth and
are fast reaching out for the remain
der. The people should elect a Cou
gress that represents the interests of
the majority and that will have the
nerve, the courage, and the sense and
the honesty to make such a radical
change in our industrial system as
will give to every one an equal oppor
tunity in the struggle ot life and that
will guarantee to him the fruits of bis
The remedy to accomplish this is
found in the Peoples party platform.
Only partial or temporary remedies
1 are found in other platforms.
HIG KAII.K04U IBOriTS.
Tbe 12th annual report of tbe Inter
state Commerce Commission, wbicb
has jut been published, shows a sur
prisingly large increase in railroad
profits for tbe past year over preceding
years. The report shows that tbe grots
earnings of the railroads of tbe coun
try for tbe past year were flJt38,523 X,
while tbe operating-expenses aod fifed
charges amounted to $811,211,438, leav
ing net earnings $427,21,922. This
shows an enormous profit. It it clear
to the most ordinary mind that Con
gress and tbe stare Legislatures should
not permit tbe public to be taxed by
these railroads, rates high enough to
ram such enormous profits, when tbe
products on which a majority of theee
profits are made are yielding a bare
profit and too often no profit to those
who produce them. These enornous
profits are beyond all reason even if
they represented profits on real capital
invested In these rsilroads, but it must
be remembered that tbe capital stock
of these roads has been watered to an
amount two and three and four and
five times the amount of the real rapi
tal invested. In fact when the reports
of a railroad company show that it is
making six per cent profit on a million
dollars capital it will be found upon
investigation that tbe real capital of
tbe road is in many cases only from
two hundred to three hundred thou
sand dollars and therefore the amount
of profit made instead of being six per
cent on a capital of a million dollars
would be from twenty to thirty per
cent profit on the real capital invts'ed
That such a state of affairs exists right
here in North Carolina was shown in
the last issue of Thk Caucasian in the
case of the Wilmington and Weldon.
It is well known that the profits of the
Southern Kvlroau are as largr or
larger than the profits of tbe A . - L.
In the face of these facta will the rail
road lobby be able to prevent the pres
ent legislature from reducing rates to
a fair and equitable basis? How many
railroad attorneys are in the present
legislature, and will it be that these
attorneys will prevent action without
the as.'istance of the lobby?
The Superintendent of Public In-' BABY'S SMOOTH, FAIR SKIN
struitioo. In his recommendations to I , .
tbe General Assembly, suggest aod1
points out bow it night ra;e $4IH3
for fee schools. Of this, we will speak
later, tin Monday Senator Thomas
introduced bill to repeal chapter 421.
pubhc laws of 1897, wbicb provides
that tbe State may appropriate ISOjOOO
to giving dollar for dollar to school
districts that vote a special tax ftr
public schools. Tbls did not give
bat is needed to induce and encour
age the friends of public schools to do
t b-ir duty and what tbey feel ought to
he done Too much interest can not be
manifested on this line, and we bor.e
that whatever else tbe General Assem
bly may do, that it will give tbe poir
children longer and better school.
If is said Richard Croker has ar
ranged to reward colored Democrat
by appointing them to tbe police
force. Aeheville Citixen.
If Mr. Croker voted tbe Republican
ticket and lived in North Carolina, he
would be a fit subject for a Democrat
ic mob to run out of town with a roj r
around h;s neck. But be is a Democrat
and the North Carolina delegates to
the next national Democratic conven
tion will grasp him by tbe band aiid
help him nominate a Presidential can
didate, to be voted for by Southern
Democrats and Northern "nigger"
Democrat office holders. The negro
becomes a good fellow when be vo'ib
tbe Democratic ticket.
A Grateful Mother Write this Letter
Telle el! abowt Her Troubles whtn
Baby Broke out wth Scrofula Sores.
"At tbe age of two month, ray baby
begaa to have sores break out on bb rigbt
cheek, we used all tbe external ap
plication that we could think or bear o:',
to no avail. Tbe sores spresa an over one
side of bis face. We const d a physi
cian aod tried bis medic Id, sad is a week
tbe sore was gone. Bat to my surprise in
two weeks more another scrof Jlous lock
ing sore appeared on bat ,'s arm. It
grew worse and worse, and wben be was
three months old, I bean giving him
Hood's Baraaparilla. I aUo took Hood's
Baresparllla, and before tbe first bottle
was finished, tbe sore were well and have
never returned. He is now four year old,
but be hss nv-r hsd any sln of those
scrofulous sores since be cured by
Hood's Karsaparilla, for whkh I feel very
grateful. My boy owes hia good health
end smooth, fair skin to this great med
icine." Mrs. 8. B. Wrote, Farming-
ton, Delaware. Get only Hood's.
, , .. ar prompt, efficient and
HOOd S PlllS easy in S-ct. Scent.
Tbe State Legislature.
WHAT THE LAWMAKERS RE
FOR THE STATE.
BRYAN CN rRIE SILTCB.
H MtiM a OM Im Saee.a
f aat tbe W te4tM H ?
tf gee I
Dsvrsa. t4. Jaw- IS Col. W.J
Bryaa declares! lodsy i a brief speee
k v. mt tti ftutdie reeotion
fit tt?iXU2 g to b.. b, Ire It. Metallic LrW
nly six ptjre and five la I ef tbls city, that tbe silver isaae Is) sjtlll
- ; . .l-. . I 1 1 . . i 4 -The raas
lives b-caase it esnh4iee bpe.
tbe aspiration aod the belief of oar
eeoDle. It is a stron cause, becaase
tbe people ee4 nlftr. Tbe Aaercat
people Javor b-iDltisa. Xeraiad
where th silver is produred tf
not need it because it is prudooed bee.
People eat becawv ...f the oeedjaas) aot
becao'e food tas tu be consumed, acd
as witb gold aod silver Tbey are im
portant to tbe wi rld's commerce, be
cause luy are teoco ids jvu w
never destroy tver while Ills needed.
Tbe farmer, tin creator ot wealU-,
koows that tt.e r'd saodard lower
prices without ralsi i g morey, and il
Ibe gold standard should use be es
tablished you o.sy set it down, that tbe
date of bankruptcy i not far ahead
To restore b:.mta!ioui is to restor
the Daritv betaeen mocev aod prof
erty. The who advocate Tbe sjoM
standard, as a rule, know that tbe gold
dollar is not Msie nor honest, fh
strength of the g tld s'andard is to be
found in th nionev centres, and i'a
ktr.merst id v. m- Irs are tbuee wb k
hen their di ll&r is invented, wan; i
to go up. If vur cause is Just, aad I
Hrmlv believe it is. its triumph is sure.
Truth canno. be crut ed to earth. T!;e
hour of death is not bt re.
fooled by wkAt baa (rone out f roi
Balautk. Wa nt Uie following pro
e adiAgsitf tba Seaateon Mosdaj.
Janaary 16tb, from a citj papsr.aatl
it is not m rcpaliat or Kf patliea
ither. Bead it:
Senator Brown rose to protest acaioat tbe
t ember of empovera bow sanced by tbe
Eeoate. He earl lb
pven to emptor o&lr
Dorera. aso iuu oe coxicea ion iaer wwrm
now on tbe pay roll twelve t ndleTn
tatoere; that these were minr it ore taaa
t eeoed; and that t wss now JOM as It was
la IMS one amid not w t'k aroued tbe cap
bol anywhere eithout mnttinx ap emlast
a servant. He said that anlns oste sort of
scuoa i plain i be was voacbrafei be would
loiroooo a dim lomorrow i-j rsaace ine
working force std to i ut the exnse of
having tbesesmplsyees u -on ibe rersin re-
f MITH rtTS5 WITH HIS PASTY .
Tnere are foar unrofs in tbe
House, and toe is a Iknv ta at
least, be do-s wlat it tak s to be
one, tix: Vote with the Demo, rat
tc pity. Of lh H xx rrcce Jiogs
on Monday, the 1 tuitf-Vi-itor a3:
Hoey made a report for the joioi con.mit
tee on printiC)?. recommetidiuit that tbe
joint committer be given authority ti con
tract for tbe printing acd binding at a rate
cot in excess of that of 11 'H4.
None of the printing is to be done outside
of tbe State; this to be done uiitil tbe lfd
) stare peses a law mrulatioK the public
printing. Han. pton called for fe yeas and
nays on tbe adoption of tt e reoutiou. Tbe
resolution was adopted, yess w nays
MeelUson of Ohio
tlss Dtsn Grutly BcmCtid by
.MBn ix Mrat r oke,wrMee
bUMlK t. nsnmmm
Dr. S. B. IU'I. tWmmtn. O.
mn Knu I have swl swveral bo-
J Ur of re-rw-oa and feel grraU Woe-
a a. sk T leCaaaa
B ted tnere fy-
Hon. M. Farrell of Wake county has
been waited on by a committee of
Democrats and asked to resign as Sun
day school superintendent on a"coui t
of his politics no other objection to
him Uhatbam Citizen.
Thirst for office has led the d. o. p.
to many unbecoming acts, lsut we
had no idea it would ever invade the
sacred sanctuary of God.
"Dr. Thompson saya bis income from
the insurance fees is $36a0 per year
Dr Cyrus will bid that income fare
well in short order." News & Obser
'Va a o n H anm a flom Ana t id? 1 1 can
a v c, a " - ouuic aciiivv' ok w iii raj
(Jome thou blessed." prepared for me
from the time the negro cry was agreed
upon as the issue.
Sometime ago General Miles, the
head of t he Army, stated in an inter
view that the beef and other provisions
furnished to the army was of a poor
quality and that many of the soldiers
were made sick and the death of some
caused thereby. Many other charges
against the conduct of the War were
made through the Public press from
time to time until the President felt
constrained to appoint a commission
to investigate these charges. Among
the many witnesses that were sum
moned before this commission, now
sitting in Washington, was General
In his testimony he repeatod what
he had previously stated in an inter
view and gave further facts in detail
showing the very inferior quality of
the beef and other provisions furnish
ed to soldiers through the Commissary
Department. This so enraged General
Eagan, who is at the head of the Com
missary Department, that instead of
attempting to disprove the serious
charge made by General Miles he went
before the Commission and dealt in a
tirade of abuse and vilification that
has never been surpassed or equalled
befure in this country and probably
not in any other. He denounced
General Miles as a liar many times
and used the coarsest and grossest
kind of invective and denunciation
His language was such as to not only
outrage all public decency but to make
him liable to be arrested and court
martialed under the rules of the army.
To say the least, the matter is a public
scandal and a disgrace to tbe army
and a disgrace to the country. What
action the President and the War
Department will take in this matter
awaits to be seen.
The present General Assembly will
be called upon to appoint, or elect a
code coiumission, to get out a new
cooe. mere nas not been one since
he presaent one was ratified in 1883
It is needed and, of course, it will be
done this time.
thk Caucasian nas received many
congratulations on its last issue. Our
readers are much pleased with the
admirable review of the work of the
legislature in its last issue. We will
continue to give our readers not only
an abstract of all the work of the
legislature on the front page each
week, but on the editorial page we will
continue to review and write up all of
tbe leading features of the Legisla
ture as we did in the last issue. See
that every one of your neighbors get
and read the Caucasian. For the
next thirty days our proposition holds
good to send six copies of the Cauca
sian one year for five dollar.
A NEW DEMOCRATIC KKCKl IT.
1 lie Democratic negro calamity
howling machine has gained an addi
tional member of the legislature since
tbe convening of that body. Tbe new
acquisition is Isaac Smith, tbe colored
member from Craven. When this ne
gro member votes with the Democrats
as he has on nearly every question
from tbe election of their caucus nomi
nees for office on down, the Democrats
of the legislature applaud him, thus
showing how proud they are of their
new recruit. Not only this but the
Democratic newspapers give their new
colored member Smith a great deal of
attention. A few days ago the News
and Observer reported one of bis
speeches in full to the extent of a col
umn, giving him more attention than
any other Democrat has received. We
congratulate the Democrats upon their
new recruit. In fact, however, tbe
Democrats were entitled to him for
they are responsible for his election in
In writing about tbe report of tbe
"expert" committee to investigate the
penitentiary. The Raleigh Post
(Democrats) says :
"Push investigation, go to tbe bot
torn and expose all, "hew to tbe line,
let the chips fall where tbey may
but while this is going on, tbe current
expenses should be promptly met.
The report clearly shows that for
years the books have been kept in such
a way that no committee can teli bow
it is, ana wnen, ana wnere the "in
competency, if any, began, tence
The Post, is right in saying "hew to
the line," etc.
The Raleigh Post, ( Dem,) says :
Secretary Thompson nor his Demo
cratic predecessors have "pocketed"
any fees the law aid not expressly say
ne or tney snouia pocKet.
And the Post could have said also,
that the law was a Democratic law,
enacted years ago.
State or Ohio. City oit Tnt.inn.
Lucar County, ) 89,
Frank J. Chxkky makes oath that be
is the senior partner of the firm of F.
J. Cheney & Co., doing business in
tbe city of Toledo, county and State
aforesaid, and that said firm will pay
the sum of ONE HUNDRED DDL
LARS for each and every case of Ca
tarrh that cannot be cured by the use
of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Sworn to before me acd subscribed
In my presence, this Cth day of Decem
ber, A. D. 188G.
Seal Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally and acts directly on the blood
and mucuous surfaces of the system.
Send for testimonials free.
E. J. CHENEY & CO.,
Sold by druggists, 75o.
The report has been boastingly her
aided ail over tbe State by the Demo
cratic press that the present General
Assembly is composed of tbe wisest
and most conservative representatives
of the people ever assembled in Ral
eige. Notwithstanding all this, the
News and Observer, the self-constitu
ted guardian of tbe people, thinks di f
ferently. It thinks tbey do not know
what to do; for every morning the Ob
server dictates to them what they shall
and shall not do. This is a sad com
mentary, not only on the gentlemen
who compose the General Assembly,
but the voters or corporations who sent
Home Few Things we See and Hear, With
Such Comment as Will be of en ral la
The reduction of clerk salaries
did not go into effect till Statdy
Since then they have been getting
$4 per day. OfcoutBithoy expect
to draw their salanes at toe end of
the term. Tbe Doorkeepets. we sup
pose are getting their $5 and the
laborers are getting still $2 50, and
tuere are eiaht or ten colored ones,
notwithstanding the report that
white men should have the j b.
DISPUTING OVER NEW JUDGES.
The Democrats in caucus the oth
tr night had quite a warm debate on
the subject of increasing the judges
to four more. Doubtless all wanted
it, bat some thought it would be bad
politics. Others claimed that what
ever objections might arise, could
doubtless be overcome by the good
offices thus created. On this point,
it was Kinder postponed, it is
thought the judges will not bo crea
ted. But will see.
DISPUTING OVER A RAILROAD
The Democrats had a little contest
n their caucus the other night over
tne candidate for tbe President over
a certain railroad. The Newberne peo
ple want it, and tbe Goldsboro people
want it. "Go it boots; your daddy (the
people) is rich."
Capt. Kitchin is a candidate for In
surance Commissioner that is. when
such a place is provided. Only a do
zen or so for it. But they are not "of
fice seekers, pie hunter." Oh, no !
Auditor Ayer, in his report, sugges
ted that his office did not have suffi
cient help. The Morning Post rather
agrees with him, while the News and
Observer does not.
The Observer has given the negroes
to understand that its columns are
closed against any more communica
tions from them until next fall a
year any way.
How thankful some men are when
others are forced to give them justice,
forgetting much wrong done others
for one little kindness done them.
Robbed the Grave.
A startling incident of which Mr.
John Oliver of Philadelphia, was the
subject, is narrated by him as follows :
"I was in a most dreadful condition.
My skin was almost yellow, eyes sunk
en, tongue coated, pain continually in
oacK and sides, no appetite gradually
growing weaker day by day. Three
physicians had given me up. Fortu
nately, a friend advised trying: 'Elec
tric Bitters;' and to mv great joy and
surprise, tb first bottle made a decid
ed improvement. I continued their use
for three weeks, and am now a well
man i know tney saved my life, and
robbed the grave of another victim."
No one should fail to try them. Only
50 cents a bottle, at R. H.' Holliday &
Son's drug store.
Democratic Fairness Versus Fu-ion
News and Observer.
The Senate Committee on Privil
eges and Elections voted unanimous
ly yesterday afternoon in favor of
Mr. Franks, Republican, retaining
his seat from the 34th district, in the
contest instituted by Mr. A. Cannon,
who was the Democratic candidate.
It is notorious that money was spent
like water to defeat Mr. Cannon,
and that uubought vote he would
hare been elected. He made big
gains in his own county, but the
almost solid Indian vote plus the
purchased vote gave Franks a
majority. Mr. Cannon contended
that the Indians were not legal
voters since the late decisions of tbe
United States Circuit Court. Th
seating of Mr. Cannon would have
put the man who was rally elected
by the unpurchased vote of tbe
State in the Senate, and if the com
mittee hsd been disposed to b
partisan rather than judicial, that
course would have been pursued..
iiut, though Mr. Cannon would hav
adorned the seat for he is one of
the best men in North Carolina the
Senate committee tried the case
strictly upon the law and the evi
dence and found for the Republican
It is believed they would have
thrown out the Indian vote and seat
ed Mr. Cannon had it not been for
the fact the Indians voted for Con
gressmen Crawford, and to have
thrown them out wonld elect Con
gressman Pearson. If the above be
true and so far no one has denied it
"Democratic Fairness" is fully explained.
The News and Observer is anxious
to know whether the sum tbe Fusion
ists stole or squandered at the peni
tentiary is over or under $100,000. Fun
ny ay to put it. Let it be investiga
ted bab for eight years.
ALWAY6 KEEP OR HAND
THERE IS BO KIMD OF PAIN OR
.ACNE. IRTERRAL OR EXTERNAL.
P THAT PAIN-KILLER WILL NOT RE- f
K LOOK OUT FOR IMITATIONS ANn sua. ?
J STITUTES. THE GENUINE BOTTLE T
r bears the name,
J PERRY DAVIS A SON. i
Then they had a dispute what city
or town should get the Presidency
of a certain railrod. Goldsboro
wanted it, and Newberne wanted it.
This was quite sharp. Same Demo
crats have said rather than see it go
to Goldsboro, they would rather see
the present President retained.
NOT GERMAIN TO THE BILL.
It is easy for the Democrats to get
out of a hole. When the bouse was
wanting Jim Young's name taken
off the corner stone of the new white
Deaf and Dumb building, to clear
the State of such scandal, and they
were about to take the vote, then
Mr. Giles, of Chatham sent up an
amendment providing that "tbe
proper authorities be and are here
by instructed to erace the name, of
John G. Norwood, a colored m'-.n,
from the corner-stones of any school
houses in Wilmington. ,
xnis nuru tne Doys, they were
caught in their own trap. Demo
crats had put Norwood's name on
the white school buildings in Wil
mington, and it would be a re flee
tion on white supremacy to inter
fere with what they did. So Mr
Brown, of Stanly raised the point
of order, "that the amendment was
foreign to the bill under consider
tioD,'' ana his point was sustained.
To show it is not the "merge r" these
fellows hate so much, when some Re
publican offered an amendment to
take Jim's name off and leave the
others, some Democrat intimated
that "Jim's name was the most re
spectable of the lot."
A CONTRAST THAT DOESN T CONTRAST
Th Lexington Dispatch seems to
be off its wits. It seems to be ahead
of the procession. About a week
ago it came out in a contrast of this
and the Legislature of '97. The only
ditterenee discovered was that at this
time two years ago, the fusionists
were increasing clerks' and laborers'
pay, while this one had al
ready reduced the pay of all these 20
per cent. Now there is one of two
things certain either the Dispatch
does not know what it is talking
about, or does not tell the whole
truth, either of which renders it an
worthy of confidence. When the
Dispatch wrote, this legislature hsd
not reduced the pay of clerks and la
borers. The clerks received $5 per
day till Saturday. Tne laborers,
several oi wnom Dtiag negroes
against a Democratic caucus ruling
still get $2 and $2 50 per dav. A
hill was introduced and passed the
House Saturday last, to cut the $250
laborer ZU per cent. This has not
passed the Senate yet. So, in that
respect, the dispatch was wrong
While the legislature of '97 like
this one will do did many things it
ought not; yet we are of the opinion
that it only paid clerks the salary al
lowed them by a Democratic law,
and the same pay that the Democrats
having been giving for years.
In regard to the many unnecessary
offices the "fusionists" (f) created in
'97, the present legislature has been
too busy trying to repeal Democratic
laws, and enacting laws allowing
counties and cities - to levy special
taxes and issue bonds, to abolish any
of these worthless offices. Besides
they are too eager to fill thf-m, and
then don't have half enough. We
wiil bet our steamboat against the
Dispatch's interest in the Philippine
islands, that the present legislature
wnl create three offices to every one
it abolishes of the worthless offices
created in '97, and the Dispatch can
hold the stakes. We say this because
the same story has been used by all
the local papers in the state..
NUMBERS OF PAGES, AC.
Early in the present legislature
tbe Democratic caucus of the Sen
ate resolved that six pages wonld be
sumcient for that body. The lm
pression went abroad that they had
done well. On Mondavi after one
and a half weeks, it seems that there
were twelve pages. They tried to
find out how they came there, but
the evidence was not forthcoming.
Perhaps it will be explained in eau
cus. It has also gone forth that no
member or Senator wonld pat in his
ooy as page, this seems to be a
mistake, something they have not
kept, especially by a certain membsr
ot the House, and perhaps there are
more. - -
L s BORERS AND PAGES.
We told yon so. Ton have been
Republicans and Populists voted uo, cioept
Smith, of Craven, who voted aye.
The bills to increase tbe jurisdiction of
justices of tbe ace and rruuoe court nest
oilis and thus lnebt the overburdened tax-
'payers, seem to get loet in the shut!!?, and
oe pigeon-noiea in comjmtte.
Atter reading tbe above in the
Times-Visitor Monday night, a fel
low remarked: "Well, does you ns
think the lawyers what thinks tbey
are specially cut out for judges and
solicitors and what wants nitre judi
cial districts, will sit still and let
maybe some old magistrate Pop, or
Radical, or even ! mocrat farmer
be, between them and the p e coun
ter and cut off their popsibilitL-t.? If
so, yon'ns is phool. Tbey are too
good at shuffling for that."
TAKE OFF NORWOOD'S AND POT ON
We can't see why the Democrats
refuse to remove tbe name of tht
negro oh the school builiing in Wil
mington. We have b en told that
the rames on the corner-stone of tbe
public school buildiug in Wilming
ton include the nsines of the county
board of education and also the
names of the school committee ap
pointed by the county board of edu
cation. They are as follows: Coun
ty board of education: H. A. Bragg,
chairman; B. G. Worth, E. L.Pierc.
School committeemen, J. II. Chad-
bjurn, chairman- Samuel Northrop
and J. fi. Norwood. The latter,
Norwood, is a negro. They can't be
consistent and not remove it, if the
latter was put there by Democrats.
They ought to wash tboir own linen
too. If they can't find a suitable
name for Norwood's, they should go
back to the garden of Eden and rake
up the name of Adam and place it on.
COTTON ts and uill
crop of the South
planter who gets the mo t .
ton from a given area
least cost, is the one h t- ,
the most money. G!
vation. suitaUe rotation
liberal use of fcrtilbrr
taming at least 3?; actu 1,
will insure the largest
md frrftd Ft
ram :hlrt that md
pUatcr ta tbe Scwta
. Nmssh M.S.. ,
HEW LAWS PASSED 11 Y THE GENERAL
ASSEMUL.Y OF 1899.
The first law passed and signed was
H. B. No. 18, S. B. No. 16, providing
for tbe election of an enrolling clerk,
was signed Jan. 8tb.
The second law was S. B. No. 1 , II.
B. No. 17, an act fixing the pay of em
ployes of tbe General Aassemblv.
Signed Jan. 12, '99
Bill repeaUner chapter 31G. Priva'e
Laws of '95. Signed Jan. 14.
Resolution providing joint commit
tees to request the Governor to give
his reasons in the matter of removing
Railroad Commissioners. Jan. 14.
Bill repealing chapter 223, Laws of
1895. Jan. 14.
Resolution to have copies of the Gov
ernor's message printed.
Bill to prevent last riding over bride
es in Gaston county. Jan. 14.
Bill repealing cbapter 128. Public
Laws of '97, relative to cotton weigh
ers in Anson county. Jan. 14
Bill authorizing tbe town of Louis-
burg to issue bonds. January 14.
Bill repealing chapter 316, Laws of
1897. January 14.
Bill repealing 'chapter 140. Private
Laws of 1897. January 14.
Resolution providing joint .commit
tee to investigate court distr cts. Jan
Bill repealing stock law in II all fax
county. January 14.
Bui repealing tbe law regulating
tbe procuring and distribution of dead
Bill repealing the law of '97. in re
gard to stock law in E Igecoinbe coun
ty. January 14.
Resolution forming a jujnt. commit
tee to investigate laws i.f '95 and 7
Resolution pertaining to the election
of U. S. Senator by & vote of tbe peo
ple. January 14.
Bill increasing number of commis
sioners of Jones county. January 14.
Bill repealing chap 269. Public Laws
of '95. Jan. 16.
Bill appointing cotton weigher for
Dunn, Harnett county.. January 16.
Bill amending charter of St. Mary's
School .January 16.
Bin repealing chap. 464. Public Laws
of W. January 16.
Up to Monday evening, on datrs as
per above, the General Assembly bad
ratified seventeen bills and five resolu
EDUCATION OF THE NE.6R0.
What Will lh lM-rrt do With
They ar nut -gr4.
Ralrifth I W. .
Th Tost regrets the movemer.'
looking towards cutting off tbe aasis
tanne given by the white peopl vi
the State towards educating the ni
gra, which movement was rhry stai
ned to some extent by tne introauc
tion of a bill proposing an amend
ment to the State Constitution ac
complishing fcnen purpose.
Referring to this matter, the Ath-
ville Citizen says :
Tbe Citiz n most sincerely hopoa
that the legislature will not tat
from the negro tun possibility of an
education. To take from him the
ballot we beliwve may be tbe great
est boon that could cme to him to
the long run, but take from him the
hope of edacation and the race stops
in its tracks, where it will stand till
decay rots it from the face of the
earth. From onr standpoint to do
such a thing would be a great crime."
We take the liberty of using here
with an extract from a personal let
ter address' d to tbe tuitor referring
to this same subject. After endors
ing the receDt edi'orial of tbe Post,
the writer, one of the intelligent and
thoughtful citizens as well as Dem
ocrats of the State, says :
" We are iu grave danger and at
this point having pasted through
so warm and exciting a contest, in
which eur pn jadiies against the ne
gro was so aroused and increased
of enacting under the blinding effect
of prejudice legislation that is not
only lacking in the Christian and hu
mane spirit, but that will be posi
tively hurtful to us in the future. I
can only contemplate with feelings
of the gravest missgivmgs the con
dition of the negro when he shall
haye relapsed into a state of abjct
ignorance, which in all probability
will follow should the whites cease
to aid him and K ave him to his own
resources; for h is poor, too poor to
educate himself. I have no sympa
thy .with tbe cft-n beard-remark
that education s bur ful to tbe ne
gro: from my personal observation
and experience. th edncated negro
is the best citizen of that race.
It does stem to me if there is any
thing in the missionary idea that is
abroad if it is not hollow pretense.
a sham, hypocrisy, rot the negio
ought to be Cnritiamzed, enlight
ened, educated. For it does seem to
me it is morn ibe ia.it cf wisdom to
educate and Christianize one man
with whom wo live and come in dai
ly contact than to Christianize ten
in a foreign c matry of whom we
fttm. D. Mcratso
arlth catarrh of tb head act fl
rvarafrrd V tlrv that cosmjuccni
s of IVrn ns 1 tally rraUkat a
AUeaae of thirty year standing.
The continual rwipt of rod.n
BM-nts like this for Ir. Harttuan'a
great catarrh rrtiwlr. prov iu value
beyond qoetion. Mm of prominence
everywhere an rroiirnlxing tbr merit of
Pe-ru-oa and are v illiog to give capre-
ion totheir jud: m-ut l--auMra certain.
absolute cure for caUrrb is a Hibu
good. All drnggUU aril IVns-oa.
AV wnnr Dmpris tn an
Ps rn-n Almsna".
THE BLACK DEMON CAU8HT AN0
Ha Was rna.l With ttltod HI.
ClthM aad m Ksr la III lrkt.
Swtattaa; rraa a Tra Star th fceaa af
CJci.r. N. C Jan. ll.-(Speeial )
Mrs. Nancy Welch, a mst rxcl
ent white widow ladr. and mother
of fire children, residing about tbr
miles from Harper's Cross Koad
Bear Creek township, in Chatham
county, was outraged and tnnrdersd
yesterday evening. Mrs. Welch hat
baen visiting at Mr Jones her ou-
The deed was committed about
o'clock in tbe afternoon by Henry
Jones, a black negro, about 35 years
old. He was a desperate character
As. Mrs. Welch did not return a
night search was made and her body
found about fifty yards from tbe
public road at 9 o'clock, with h.r
throat cut. The alarm was given.
search was made and tbe negro wn
fonnd at bis home, near Jticnmond
this morning about 3 o'clock, car
ried back to the scene of murder an J
hanged by about fifty unknown par
His dead bodv was fonnd swing
ing from a limb this morning. There
was blood on bis clothes and a rat r
in his pocket. Josas confessed hia
guilt. News and Observer.
I What T Such things TjWby, since
the State has been redeemed, we
thongbt such outrages, would cot 1
heard of! Why did not 1L Obso
ver eay this crime was b.-rause f
fusion rule in the State, and :l.t
the wrntch did it thinking the curt
would protect him.) C.
. rrUhiful Itlaadar.
Will o'ten ru a horrible Bur .
Scald, Cut or Tlruice. Ku kleuV Ar
nica Salve, the best in th world, wi i
kill the pain and promptly teal it.
Curt sOld Sore. Kevtr re, Ulcer..
Boim, Keloos. Corns, all Murt Kru.
tions. R-st l'i!e cure on earth. (:
250 a b ix. On re guaranteed Sol J bt
K. II. Holliday ,V Son, druggist .
The Deadly Grip
Is again abroad in the land. The air
you breathe may be full of its fatal
germs! Oon't neglect t lie "Grip" or
you will open the door to pneumonia
and consumption and invite death.
sure signs are chills with fever, bead
ache, dull, heavy pains, mucous dis
cbarge from the nose, sore throat and
never-let-go-cough. Dotrt waste pre
cious time treating this cough with
troches, tablets, or poor, cheap syrups.
Cure it at once witb Dr. King's New
Discovery, tbe infallible remedy for
bronchial troubles It kills the disease
germs, heals tbe lungs aud prevents
tbe dreaded after effects from the mal
ady. Price 50ct8. anl $1.00. Money
back if not cured. A trial buttle free at
Redaction of 8alari and Fee.
The action ot the Lgislsture in re
ducing tbe salaries, and lb- number
of employes in that bo ly is commend
able, as it is a practical declaration of
econonmy and retrenchment in the
very beginning of tbe session.
Mow let us have a redticion iu the
fees in tbe county offices Tbe fact
that they are Democrat should not
deters Democratic L"gi-la ore from
doing its duty and obeying tbe will
of the people who bear the burden. .
Uompensa ion for services of public
officials should be reasonable, but nut
more than is paid by a well, managed
corporator, or a propprrous man in
bis private business.
Voa Should Know.
What Hood's Sarsaparilla ha power
to do for those who have impure and
impoverished blood. It makes the
blood rich and pue, aod cures scro
fula, salt rheum, dyspepsia, catarrh,
rheumatism, nervousness. If you are
troubled with any ailment caused or
promoted by impure blood, take Hood's
Sarsaparilla at once.
hood's Fills are prompt and effic
ient, easy to take, easy to operate.
WOMEN SHOULD KNOW IT.
Many wowen sutler untold agory
and misery because the nature of their
disease s not correctly understood
Tbey have been led to believe that
womb trouble or female weakuess of
some sort is responsible for the many
ills that bset womankind.
' Neuralgia, nervousness, headache.
puffy or dark circles under tbe eyes,
rheumatir-.m. a dragging pain or dull
ache in the bick, weakness or bearing
down sensatio' , profuse or scanty
supply of urine with strong odor, fre
quent desire to pass it with scalding
or burning setiHaiion, sediment in It
after standing in bottle or common
glass for twenty-four hours, are signs
of Kidney and bladder trouble.
The above symptoms are often at
tributed by tbe patient berself or by
her physician to female weakness or
womb troub'e. Hence, so many fail to
obtain relief, because they are treat
ing, not the disease itself, but are-
flection of the primary cause, which is
In fact, women as well as men are
made miserable with kidney and blad
der trouble and both need the same
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is the
great discovery of tbe eminent kidney
and bladder specialist, and is asy to
get at any drug store for fifty cents or
To prove its wonderful merits you
may have a sample bottle and bouk
telling all about i', both sent abso
lutely free by mail. Kindly metion
Thk Csccasian, and send your ad ire s
to Dr. Kilmer & Co. Isiogbamtoit
WHAT IT SHOULD BE.
13 nieerats Have not aiwiti Hrretar-ra
Handled the rnblic Printing- Wis ly.
Representative Winston, of Bti-
tie, introduced in the lower house of
the legislature rdnesdy a resolu
tion providing for a committee to
contract for the public printing and
the Raleigh Post submits some emi
nently sensible rmirks 03 the sub
ject, the pith of its discussion em
braced in the phrase, "the matter
should be treated Mrictly as a bosi
ness one.'' That is what it should
be. There are to or more excel
lent printing estb!ifbmnts in Ral
eigh, and all of thtiu should be pa
iu sharp competition for this work
'hen the contract should be awards V
to that one which makes the lowi a
bid, provided it is responsible, and
a. . .
woetner it is understood to be ao or
not, itehould be put under a proper
and sufiicient bond for the fulfill
ment of its contract, thk Demo
crat 3 HAVE KOT ALWAYS HERETO
FORI HANDLED THE PUBLIC PRINT
ING wisely-, and under the fusion re
gime it has been a seandal. Tbt
legislature should let out the public
printing just as. an individual lots
ont a contract for tho building of a
house, and if it does so. our word
for it, thousands of dollars will be
saved the State in this one item
Positions Secured . . .
n r llfl iror w . wBva jiiifn ti,,.
tuitions; SlJtW f'aeea sk.i ,
ertce relea: ajtao jearly
met t-. War eeata a eVasttid i t
employee withm C nsaeth.
Ilareaa f lesl tort Ire lastrrti.a
US Fifth ritreet X. t.
A Most AtlnrliTf V
NEWS I TIM 8
Tbe only negro Senator in lb in
ent General Assembly is T. O. Full, r
of the lltli senatorial district.
The net profits of the Fietevile
dispensary for 1 1 nioritha from it s
tablisboient in July, ISU7, to !ec. 31-1
IWM, were J 1 0,78 1 70.
Great floods in Kng and. cauainsr
great detri ction to property.
Tbe mayor and citr council, of Sir
Juan, have resigned. They lie
abrupt military government curtails
On tbe 12th Memnhi. T-nn, had a
$845,000 Are, mostly in Mired.
No one elected Sera'orun toM't-
day In tbe North Dakota legislature.
it's a dead-lock.
Hangings aro very frequent here i f
laie Most or them are negroes. Tby
are meaner than tbe whites, have)-
nusn or court money.
Rev. Dr. Henry Van Dvke.ofXe
lora, nas oeen ollered ibe cbair f
English literature of tbe Donovan
foundation in John IIpkin University.
3 inch drop to btnpe r,
Hatcrtan, 2 pifoF.
NEW I Ball Retainer..
F A Felt withers.
TUBES i Thumb Screw aJiunT.
H ft A.ittrfctfil'g th's.
I Tool steel cooea
I Are eujrnoDinf,
THEY I Are durable,
Are high grade,
Are elegantlj nitbed-
Wonderful valve 1140, We want
cat io every cltj or count).
THE SOUDAN MFOCd.
s Carrel I Ate,
11 Mil UI'V "V. 1
WRITE FC2 CRCUUtS
Scaritif afacblaaa w saasMfaciara and taasr
proa bet ura ywa awrefcas aay bsr.
Thk Near Moat rwie Hacmimc Co.
imsWW aariii MwTcai.
atssi iliaa Bays
Cacareta Caod v Catluirtic. Um- suoai . a
djiliil tif-dK-al liw trr t Ue a,f i
aiit ar I rr .r.-atnac ta tbe taaie. a-i e i.i i
an '. f j. JrHy nu fcUn.'r. Iif awl ! i.
cbittiSitiir tba entire tstsn. Jlil .!.
curr ttcatlaobe, fer-e. baW.UJ J ! u
and bi.ioiisonaa. Pleae biy and tr a
0fC.CC. V-day; 10 '. U"ifiia. . !
rusnntMd to runt ll dra ctaia.
B. it Tabaera fast aaa tatata fear life ,.
To qo!t tobacco easily aad forever, be n-mr
a-Uc (all or ttt.. oerve aad vlcor. lk No Te
liae, tbe w4er-warkrr. that snaaea nk tm-a
vtro -i. All drarxlata. toe av ai. Carrsnte
toed Ilooklet aad ample fraa. Andreas
fcfrlfDC Kenedy Ca . Cfcteae or Ka York.
Qet a Start
And Save Endless Suf
fering which Winter
The most ofTensive of all dis
eases becomes mure intense as cold
weather approaches. Id fact.
many who have been under treat
ment for so long, and daring the
summer feel little discomfort from
the disease, are almost persuaded
tfcat they hare been cured. But
the first chilling blast of -winter
proves that the disease is still with
them, and as the winter advances,
their Catarrh grows in severity.
Those who have felt only a slight
touch of Catarrh may be sure that
only cold weather is needed to dee
velup tte disease. YV hat appears
to be only a bad cold will prove
more difficult to cure than for
merly, and will return with more
frequency, until before long the
disease is fully developed.
"For years I suffered from a severe
case of Catarrh, and took several kind
of medicines and used various local ap
plications, but they had no effect wbat
ever. I was induced to try S. 8. 8.
(Swift's 8peeiCc) and after two months
I was perfectly well end have never
felt any effects or the disease since.
B. P. McAlxiiTXB,
Those who get a start on tba dis
ease before the cold and disagree
able weather aggravates it, will
find a cure leas difficult. Catarrh
increases in severity year by yr
and becomes one of tbe most ob
stinate and deep-seated troubles.
But it' is equally important that
the right remedy be given. All
local applications ot prays,
washes, inhalations, etc., can
never cure Catarrh, for they do
not reach the dis
siN. Catarrh is
in tba blood, and
only a ' blood
remedy can curt
it. Local appli
reach the irritated
surface; tbe rigbt
remedy must be
Swift's Specific (S. S. S.) U the
rigbt remedy for Catarrh. It
cures tbe most obstinate cases by
going direct to tbe cause of tbs
trouble tbe blood and forcing
out tbe disease. Those who bavs
met witb ao much disappointment
from local treatment should throw
aside their sprays, washes and in
haling mixtures and take S. S. S.
A cure will result. Send for free
It Is easy to see tbe importance books. Address Swift Specifi
of prompt treatment for Catarrh. Company, Atlanta, Georgia.