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July 20, 1899, edition 1 /
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PUBLISHED EVEKY THURoDAY.
ml TUB C 400 All AH rCBUSHinO) O
Entered at the Post Office in Ksleigb
N. C. as aecond-claaa mail matter
mers have begun to "look oat for
themselves" by now trying to undo
what they hare previously helped to
do, and we hope they will not only
join the People! Party in its erusade
against trusts, bnt that they will al
so talk np the other principles of the
party whieh are no less necessary
for good government.
Tbe itepublican leaders are con
sidering the adt liability of making
a clean cat declaration for the gold
standard in their next platform with
out any of the "international bimet
alism,, equivocation which marked
the gold standard declaration of
their last platform. There have been
many recent interviews in the press
from Republican leaders along this
line, and it i noticeable that the ar
rangement for international bimetal
ism is nrged, not with the ezpecta
tion or purpose of its ever material
islng but simply to hold in line those
liepnblicans still in the party who
are in favor of silver. Indeed, the
manner in which it Is proposed by
some of the well-known uncompro
mising gold standard Republicans
to work the international bimetal
Um delusion attain has the merit of
frankness at any rate. For instance
the following is from an interview o
"Of course" he said, "the advo
cates of the elntrle sold standard
declaration will have the votes in
the Convention to accomplish their
purpose it they are disposed to force
the issue. The eastern States have
a large representation in the Con
vention, and we know that the col
ored delegates can be won over. At
the same time. I do not sen the ne
cessity for such action. There are
in the west a considerable number of
Republicans who held moderate sil
ver views in 189G and who still hold
those views. Not only would it be
unwise to alienate these Republi
cans, but there is do reason financi
ally why the step should be taken.
We are going along splendidly
Yes, we are moving along now
splendidly enough under the gold
standard, and why alienate from the
party, those Republicans of the
West who favor silver, but wno vo
ted with us in 181)6 on account of the
international bimetalism promise
Its a migbty easy tning to promise
it attain, and besides it can do no
harm, because the gold standard
men are so much in the majority.
And white leading Republicans
are thus considering whether they
shall make any equivocal declara
tion on the money question, it is no
ticeable that leading Democrats are
advising a straddle for the money
plank ot the Democratic platform
Henator Morgan, of Alabama, is
one who is out in a long interview
advising a compromise on the silver
question. He is anxious to harmon
ize the gold and silver Democrats
and lor tnis reason opposes tne re
nomination of Mr. Bryan. Read the
following which we clip from his in
terview, and then compare it with
the clipping from Henator Thurston's
Interview a noted above :
a large part ot the party is op
posedto free silver. Why not let
the question drop as a Presidential
issue! If the people want silver
they can elect men to Congress who
favor it and then make the question
one of legislation. In this way the
will of the people will be subserved."
The problem from one standpoint
is, how to keep the silver man in the
Republican party, and from the oth
er, how to keep the gold men in the
Democratic party, and both anxious
for a compromise upon the question
ol 1806 in order to accomplish these
We refer to these interviews, es
pecially, that of Senator Morgan and
othcs-Democrats along the same line,
indicating a plan to sidetrack the
vital issues of the last campaign and
and to scotch the movement toward
a demand for other needed reforms
suggested by the People's Party.
Bat it remain to be seen whether
these people will be fooled by strad
dlers and compromisers.
Governor Savers, of Texas, it will
be remembered, sometime ago sag
gested the plan of calling together
in conference the Governors of the
different States with their Attorney
Generals, to discuss the trust ques
tion and consider ways and means of
. mi a .
removing trusts, ine eonierence
was called for September 20th. at St.
Louis. We subjoin a letter to Gov.
Sayers from Gov. Lee, the Populist
Governor of Sooth Dakota, with the
comment that if all the Governors
were Populists something like effec
tive action might be looked for from
the conference. Says Gov, Lee :
'l believe the movement is an ex
cellent one. for it will take the uni
ted effort of at least a majority or
the States it they expect to succeed
in counteracting tne evil or tne gi
gantic combinations that are being
formed and are being constantly
multiplied. It is our duty to try by
every honorable means possible to
subjugate these monopolies. If their
absolute control cannot be accomp
lished by legislation, in my opinion
the only remedy remaining is gov
ernment ownership of transporta
tion lines that are now being manip
nlated by the capitalists directly
against the interest of the masses'
Are prepared from Na
ture's mild laxatives, and
while gentle are reliable
and efficient. They
Rosmgq the Liver
. Cure Sick Headache, Bil
iousness, Sour Stomach,
and Constipation. Sold
everywhere, 25c. per brx.
Pre iiircl by C. I. flood & Co.,LeU. M:i.
The Corporation Commission has
made an increase in the tax value of
raihoad property in the State of on'
ly about one-third what it should
have made if it had taxed the rail
road property in the same propor
tion that other property is taxed; and
is now posing for the approbation of
the people, while the railroads are
olaving the martyr act to make it
appear that they have been severely
handled. Still they have saved them
selves from a fair assessment by se
curing to the Commission the power
to assess them.
If the Commission really wants to
see justice done, let tnem reduce
freight and passenger rates to what
they should be, and they will have
done their duty to the traveling and
shipping public without having done
injury or injustice to the railroads.
"It is noticeable that in nearly all
reports of fighting in the Philippines
our navy takes part. Are we to un
derstand from this that they have
got our battleships on wheels and
are working them on land T It looks
that way, for surely by this time our
troops have been able to get away
from the seashore. bilver JreeK
The times overlooks the fact that
this is the rainy season in the Phil-
The question arises. Is the Eng
lish language a failure when it
comes to the matters ot conveying
ideas! The question was suggested
to ns first by the oral statement ot
Lieutenant Hodgson which was to
the effect that his written emphatic
denial of the alleged colloquy be
tween Schley and himself was not
intended to convey the idea that no
such colloquy oceured. And now
comes Mr. William Campbell, gener
al freight agent of the Chicago and
Eastern Illinois railway, who was
recently called before the Inter State
Commerce Commission as a witness
in the Southern Rate case.
The statement had been credited
to Mr. Campbell that rates in the
South were entirely toohigb, but
when asked by the Commission what
he thought of the rates in the South he
said he considered them low enough
and they should not be reduced
The following is clipped from the re
port of the proceedings, just follow
ing Mr. Campbell's statement that
rates were low enough.
At this Mr. Bryan produced
letter written by Mr. Campbell in
March. 1898. to the Charleston
Bureau of Freight and Transporta
tion. in which he characterized the
rates charged by tne roads south o:
the Ohio as exhorbitant and inimical
to the business interests of the South
The letter said in part
"As & matter of fact. I believe
you will agree with me that the rates
charged south the river, as a rule, are
exhorbitant and act as a barrier to
the inter-change of products between
the West and Sontb. Undoubtedly
if the Southern roads would open up
and show the same spirit to produc
tive industries as is shown by our
road and the roads of the North
west, the spirit of industry would be
stimulated and the Southern roads
in the end would be benefited.
Here was Mr. Campbell's written
statement to oppose his oral, and
thus cornered, he hastened to ex
plain, a la Hodgson that this letter
conveyed a wrong impression. But
could a statement be more explicit
than his written one that " the rates
charged South of the River (Ohio)
as a rule are exhorbitant and act as
a barrier to the interchange of pro
ducts.'' And certainly, though Mr.
Campbell has seen fit to change his
views, history substantiates his writ
ten, instead of his oral statement.
acme date as the foregoing, bearing
upon the same question :
"If the railroads were taxed upon
their property in the aame propor
tion as the owners of city farm prop
el ty. the railroads would be assess d
at f 06,000 000 instead of $39,000,000,
and would pay a tax of $600,000 in
stead of $300,000 per year. That is
taet that has been demonstrated
by the debate in the House a fact
that many people would not have
known unless the qnestion had ben
emphasized by the spirited discus
sion in the House."
These figures, as the News and Ob
server states were elearly proven
correct in the debate in the House
upon the proposition to increase the
tax value of R. Rs. Bnt the railroads
defeated the proposition in the leg
islature, and in order to let the leg
lslature down easy, agreed to the
proposition of delegating to the Cor
por a tion Commission the power to
adjust the assessment. The Com
mission made an increase. 1 1 could
not have done otherwise in view of
the generally known discrepency ex
isting between the late of valuation
of railroad property and that of in
dividual property; but it increased
it only about ten million when if
their property were assessed in pro
portion to other property it should
have increased it at least three times
that amcunt. It only requires a
mathematical calculation to ascer
tain the amount of money the Cor
poration Commission has savt d the
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stantly sapping away the vitality. In every case the poison must
be eliminated from the blood, and no amount of external treatment
can have any effect. . . .
There is no uncertainty about the merits of S. S. S. ; every claim
made for it is backed up strongly by convincing
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Mr. L. J. Clark, of Orange Courthouse, Va., writes:
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without the least benefit. S.& & was so highly recom
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A Strong BUI of Indictment.
Things certainly must be in a mess
over in Kentucky as the outcome of
the recent Democratic convention of
that State, if the following from a
"regular party paper" is at all indica
tive. The Mercury, published at Car
lise, that. State, says :
"The Mercury, as has been its cus
tom for thirty odd years, places the
Democratic ticket at the head of its
colvmns, and shall give ltjthe best sup
port it can under the circumstances.
In urging the Democrats of Nicholas
to 'rally round the flag, boys,' we
know we are committing a sin against
all decency and honor, yet our loyal
ty to the Democratic party impels us
to submit to the edicts of the
vention, even when we know that
fraud, lying and treachery were used
lavishly to accomplish the end reach
ed at L misville last week.
"Faithful Democrats cannot stop
to question that methods of mana
gers is not reserved to the common
folks. It is enough for the ordinary
plug of the country to know that the
thing has been done, and it is his
duty to submit, and join with our
new State organ the Courier-Journal
in shouting 'Hail to the King!'
"Let eyery Democrat who believes
in iraud and every other rorm of
vice in politics join with us in giving
the ticket a hearty support."
Could a stronger bill of indictment
be drawn against a party?
JUDGE SIM0NT0N GRANTS INJUNC
TIONS VS. CORPORATION
lipines and that there is plenty tot Take one item for instance compe-
water to noat tne oatuesnips over
most any part of the Island.
We like the candor and honesty of
Captain Frederick Watkins, late
master of the steamship Paris which
was recently stranded. Capt. Wat
kins does not seek to evade the re
sponsibility or to put the blame for
the accident upon any one else, but
says that he alone is to be blamed.
and we think considering his long
and capable service at sea covering
more than a quarter of a century,
that the penalty of two years suspen
sion was a little severe.
Traveling salesmen have in the
past exerted no small influence in re
tarding the growth of People's Par
ty principles in towns and cities. The
nature of their work has given them
an excellent opportunity for shaping
to a great extent the opinions of
merchants who are generally consid
ered the leading citizens of the
smaller towns and villages, and some
. m A t St . a
01 tnese salesmen 01 tne larger cor
poration, even have instructions
from their employers to talk np their
interests politically as well as flnan
cially, as was proved in the J ease o
a Baltimore firm to one of its Vir
ginia drummers, when the firm's se
cret circulars of instruction to its
drummers leaked out and was print
ed in the Congressional Record du
ring the last extra session.
But it seems that the evil influence
of trusts, against whieh the People
Party has always fought and for the
up-building of which those drum
mers who have opposed People';
Party principles, have indirectly len
a band, is to fall with heavy weight
upon the drnmmers themselves.
With less competition there is need
of fewer drnmmers, asd the weeding
ont process has already begun in
such earnest as to cause the travel
ling men serious alarm.
In this connection we call atten
tion to a letter which appears in an
other column written by Mr. Pierre
Lorrilard to the Baltimore San in
which he defends trusts and says the
drummers must look out for them
selves. We are glad to see that the drum-
tent testimony before the recent In
dustrial Commission was the effect
that the watermelon industry of the
South was almost entirely destroyed
by high railroad rates, which, to
quote Mr. Campbell acted as a bar
rier to the interchange of these pro
ducts. And coming nearer home,
the truckers of Eastern North Caro
lina can testify to the truth of Mr.
Campbell's written opinion.
The truth is Mr. Campbells opinion
of last March is correct railroad
rates in the South are exhorbitant.
Under the plan of city ownership
now operating in Detroit, Mich., the
people of that city ride on the street
cars at three cents a fare, a rate but
ittle over half what it was under
private ownership. This is a Peo
ple's Party principle put into prac
tice, and one from which the Detroit
public will get material benefit. The
statement is made that this plan is
only tried by way of experiment,
but we venture this prophecy, that if
it is even changed it will not be by
vote of the peopleof Detroit.
Senator Morgan in a recent inter
view wnicn was published to have
some influence in directing and form
ing issues for the next campaign said
in part :
Appropos the action of the Corpo
ration Commission in increasing the
taxable value of railroad property
in the State. Nothing we can say
will better demonstrate the fact that
the Commission failed to do its whole
duty, than is said in an editorial
which appeared in the Raleigh News
and Observer of February 26, 1899.
xnow Dear in mina tnat tne old as
sessment was thirty-three million
and that the new assessment is forty
two million and read what the News
and Observer had to say when the
revenue bill, including the tax upon
gross incomes or railroads was be
fore the last legislature.
baid the News and Observer at
that time :
"The sworn statements of the rail
roads in North Carolina put the to
tal cost of the railroads at $87,974,-
lld. As the big systems
Let ns return to th old nnnoinlAsI . ft . . .
T".i z 7. 7 r : ;-. mucn more man tne eost. tttis is a
low basis of the actual value of the
railroad property in the State. If
Judge Connor's suggestion that the
correct assessment would be a sum
equal to an earning of six per cent.
An anti-trust plank
used to strengthen !
Then and Now.
What the News and Observer
thought was a fair assessment last
February; and what it now applauds
as meeting the demands of equity.!
From News and Observer February
The sworn statements of the rail
roads in North Carolina put the
total cost of the railroads at $87,974,-
lld. As the big systems are worth
much more than the cost, this - is a
low basis of the actual value of the
railroad property in the State If
Judge Connor's suggestion that the
correct assessment would be a sum
equal to an earning basis of six per
cent, should be adopted, the assess
ment would be $66,180,750. If we
discard the earning basis and adopt
the plan that prevails in assessing
the property of individuals, the
assessment would be $65,979,834 in
stead of $33,619,868.10 an assess
ment all out of proportion to the
sworn value of the property, is it
not the duty of the Legislature to de
clare that the discrimination in favor
of exempting much of the property
of railroads shall ceasef Will not
every business man in the State who
pays taxes on an assessment of three-
fourths of the value of his property
be glad to see the Legislature taking
steps to put railroads on the same
basisf Will not those who have not
kept posted be astonished that dur
ing all these years they have been
paying tax on their property at three
fourths its value, while the railrods
have escaped at about one-third of
its sworn value) We would not ad
vocate and there is not a Democrat
in this Legislature who would vote
for any system of taxing railroads
which believed would be burdensome
or oppressive. This whole agitation
and discussion arises from the fact
that for long years railroads have
enjoyed an exemption from justtaxa-
tion ana tnat exemption Has forced
heavier burdens upon all other tax
payers. The correction of that in
justice is all that has been attempted
Railroads Ordered to Fay on 1898 A
Subpoenas weie issued by Circuit
Clerk Riddick Tuesday and placed in
the hands of Marshal Dockery, who
served them on Franklin McNeil. S.
L. Rogers, C. Beddingfield (mem
bers of the corporation), Clerk H. C.
Brown and State Treasurer Worth
and State Auditor Ayer, which en
joins theee officials from certifying
and using the new assessment of the
property of the Atlantic Coast Line,
the Seaboard Air Line and the
con- Southern Railway and orders that
the collection of taxes on these rail
roads shall be on the assessment
made in 1898. The defendants in
this action are cited to appear be
fore Judge Simonton at Asheville
Sept. 13th and show cause why the
injunction shall not be made perma
nent. This injunction was granted by
Judge Simonton at Flat Rock July
l!th, and was received here Tuesday.
Judge Simonton granted the in
junctions on complaint filed by At
torneys R. O. Burton and Geo. Roun
tree for the Atlantic Coast Line:
Charles Price for the Southern Rail
way and John D. Shaw and Leigh R.
Watts for the Seaboard Air Line.
All of these three complaints set
forth the same two statements
First, That railroad property is as
sessed by the Corporation Commis
sion at its real or more than its real
value, while other property in the
otate is assessed at only sixty per
cent of its actual value and hence
the new assessment an railrod prop
erty is an unjust and unfair discrimi
Second, That the act of the last
Legislature creating the commission
cud not give tne commission power
to assess property.
On the above complaints Judge
Simonton issued the three injunc
tions. Jbach of these in junctions ac
complish three things, namely:
1. The Commission is forbidden to
certify the new assessment to the
State Auditor and the State Treas
urer. 2. The Treasurer and Auditor are
prohibited from collecting taxes on
the new assessment.
3. The three above railroads must
pay on the 1898 assessment.
And now comes Senator Morgan
the great apostle to the silverities,
and says that the Democratic party
for the sake of harmony ought to
relegate the silver issue to the rear.
Forsake a great principle for har
mony or to satisfy those who do not
believe in principle. If this is not
enough to disgust the man who has
remained in the Democratic party
because he believed the party put
principles above party we know of
nothing capable ot disgusting him.
The Democratic politicians can twist
the rank and file of their party into
any shape or position desired, and
they haven't as much grit as a pig,
for the pig will squeal and get away
from his tormentor if possible. The
Economist (.Winder, Ga.)
Roandlap Bale Becomes Fopulsr.
The American Cotton Company has
met witb marked success in tbe devel
opment of its Roundlap bale business.
Last year it bad less tnao sniy press
es In operation wnue tnis eaaon u
will have over 300 at work. Its plant
at Chicago for building these presses
is running nlgnt ana day ana new io
cations are being selected as rapidly
A i atent on Corncob for Kindling.
Two Kansas men. Robert M. Hikes
and Ernest M. Bourne, of Wiots, have
been granted a patent for tue utillza
tion of corncobs for kindling. They!
propose to remove tbe pith of the. cob
and in its place put a mixture which is
highly inflammable, then sealing tne
ends witb plaster and dipping tbe
whole thing in rosin. They claim that
a match touched to their patten corn
cop will make a roaring fire in short
Tae correspondent ot the Char
lotte Observer, writing to that papet
froat FayettovUle, ender date of
If arch 4 th, says:
The Observer correctly guages pmb-
i;. uniimsitt in throwing oat a word
of warning against taking for grant
ed the carrying at the ballot box of
the suffrage const it uticaal amend
ment. It will require hard work from
the rank and file and leadeis of tb
ntiir. Thr is certainly n clond
on the title of Ue Capo Fear Dei
wraeT to orthodoxy, d at the WtlUf
is surprised at tbe number of lead
ing Democrats whom he meets or
posed to the amendment. The elans
about the "grand son of his grand
father is MDeciallv decried as a
The suffrage amendment referred
to above, which was adopted by tl
last Legislatuxe, is as follows:
THE SUrrRAOS AMESDMEXT.
Section 1. That Article VI of the
Constitution of North Carolina be,
and the same is herety repealed, and
in lieu thereof shall be instituted
the following Attiele of Said Conrti
Suffrage and Eligibility to Office
(Qualifications of an Elector.
Section 1. Every male person born
in tbe United States, and every male
person who has been naturalized, 21
years of age and possessing the qual
ifications set out in this Article shall
be entitled to vote at any election by
the people in the State, except as
herein otherwise provided.
see. z. lie shall nave resided in
the State of North Carolina for two
years, in the connty six months and
in the precinct, ward or other elec
tion district, in which he offers to
vote fonr months next preceding tbe
election: Provided, That removal
from one precinct, ward or other
election district to another in tbe
same county, shall not operate to de
prive any person of the right to vote
in a precinct, ward or other ctic
district from which he has remortd
until after such removal. No person
who has been convicted, or who ha
confessed bis guilt in open conn
upon indictment, of any crime, the
punishment of which is, or may
thereafter be, imprisonment in tbe
State prison, shall be permitted tr
vote unless tbe said person rbsll bt
first restored to citizenship in tkt
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tive strength by enriching and vital
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mild, effecting. -
of tariff reform.
should also be
Senator Morgan would no doubt
welcome the old tariff fight the " old
love of the Democratic party" but
before entering upon it he should ex
plain one little incident in his record
of the Fifty fifth Congress. It will
be remembered that when the Ding- discard the earning basis and adopt it should be last February.
me piau mat prevails
"I see yon have a high fence
each side of your back yard."
"Yes. They raise chickens on one
side -of me and boys on the other.,
Story of a Slave.
To be bound hand and foot for years
by the chains of disease is the worst
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Sold by all Druggists.
The second installment of "A Con
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Brander Matthews, appears in the
current number of Harper's Bnzsr
It is a story of life among Mew York's
literary set, and will run until late in
Kidney trouble preys
upon tne mind, di scour
sgesand lessens ambi
tion; beauty, vigor and
cheerfulness soon dis
appear when tbe kid
neys are out of order or
diseased. For pleasing
results use Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, the great kidney remedy
ac arggisss. sample Dottle by mai
free, also pamphlet. Address. Dr. Kil
mer & Co , Binghamton, N. Y.
m f . n .
xne man wno is tnorougbly im
bued with the idea that a public of
fiee is a public trust doesn't believe
in investigating committees. Ex.
should be adopted, th6 assessment or will be attempted.
would be $06,180,750. If the assess- From News and Observer July 1,
uioui wsvuuvasuei prom oioiiayy alter tbe omm r mn hd in.
per cent the assessment would be on creased the assessment only one third
a valuation Ot 947.U30.537. If we wh&t the News OHrattai- thnn1.i
..II 'l I 1 1 1 AM- I
ley tariff bill was up in the Senate,
an amendment known as the Petti
grew anti-trust amendment was of
fered, which sought to deprive trusts
of which according to the laws of
our country are unlawful of this
protection which the bill carried for
industries not controlled by trusts
and that Senator. Morgan came to
the rescue of the Republicans just
in the nick of time by making a
speech in which he declared he
would vote against tbe amendment.
And this as much or more than any
thing else defeated it.
If silver dollars are not redeemable
in gold and the secretary of the
tne property ot individual?, the as
sessment would be $65,979,834 in-
sieaa oi qKW.Diy.aoa iu an assess
ment all out of proportion to the
sworn value of the property. Is it
not the duty of the legislature to de
clare that the discrimination in fa
vor of exempting much of the prop
erty of railroads shall cease f Will
not every business man in the State
who pays taxes on an assessment of
three fourths of the value of his
property be glad to see the legisla
ture taking steps to put the railroads
on the same basis t Will not those
who have not kept posted be aston
ished that during all these years
they have been paying tax on their
property at three-fourths its value,
wnue tne railroads have escaped at
about one-third of its sworn valne f
We would not advocate, and there is
TT: J a.. i & . I "w "Tv"i,u niv
vu.kBu ueMUJ j wey re not a Democrat in this legislature
not, will some Democrat tell us why who would vote for any system of
fifty cents worth of silver can be taxing railroads whieh he believed
worth one hundred cents when coined
The Corporation Commission has
justified the faith proposed in it.
The taxpayers of the State will
applaud the action of the Commis
sion. They will rejoice that at last
a Commission has been elected all of
whom are honeet, air, judicious
and wise enough to do what is right
The return of the Democratic
party to power is signalized by an
action that is truly expressive of
Democratic sentiment. The people
oi ox tnis State are tired of two
classes of demagogues the one in
the employ of corporations who howl
till they are red in the face if cor
porations are required to observe the
laws and pay taxes like other folks,
and the other a set of blatant
anarchists who would rob corpora
tions and persecute in order to make
the people believe they are serving
their interests. Of the two dema-
would be burdensome or onnreiui. &git nrst is tne worst because
This whole agitation and discussion f.!" secret hireling whose prosti-
The Health of Our Women.
Ft-ru-nm aids wonun to ovtrcomsrurvousmss and all catarrhal trtubltt.
the health of women Is eon
uuicea about and constantly
u American woman not
they hare the habit of over-
manner of life tells on them,
Nervous women abound.
xneir delicate organism
quickly shows the effect
of disturbed nerves. The
most successful medicine
for women offering from
ny xemale trouble Is
Pe-ru-na, It regulates tbe
nerves and drives ont inflam
mation. Mrs. I. Pearson,
"wnVMi 8. C, writes her
experience with nervous trou
Dies, and tells how Pe-ru-aa
Dr. S. B. Hartman, Columbus, O. J
nr-faTi oe like
t ' - " . ::rrL-'j' ever
up a pin. I had once thought tosto
against me, but after receiving your books and uaing your medicin.it lhTTn
Now I mm UI A M Uuh MnHl rntl - - .
r ; uwa, X usn meelvarf th. WL
CM&V t V neglect
- V I atrong;
sent me and am very proud of it. I had MtA hA i. TT. ww jvo
?!JS.fr?5?ted f ive personal attention this
'""'"" itch wuuea aoout Health. Writa 1tr mMt.1
niifuitinn Uk Irv XT .1,. ni v ,7T . nn? POO
Dr. Hartma.'s book called " Health and Beauty .xJLlTfwS:
government of the United States can years railroads hava eninv an nt demagogue is so loud-mouthed
legislate fifty cents value into 412 1-2 emption from just taxation and that 'J16 PttWi kes his measure and
mains of ailvav nrhv nan fh exemption has forced heavier bnr- soon destroys him and his short-lived
wuinfo A .t,ta,a dens upon all other tax-pavers. The
If Th7 VZZZ " L ! correction of that injustice is all that
If the government can legislate has been attempted or will be at-
vaiae into silver, way not paper or 1 tempted."
any other substance as well. Cle- And here is another editorial com
i tt sew. I
ourne neraiauexss.j I ment from that oaner of about the
The Commission has
neea to either ox these public pests.
It has done its duty honestly and
conscientiously, and the honest peo
ple of all classes will say, Well I
done. - - - .
iv. ty ir.ju . ... uw. nnn
m un is- lunucuw mi. avna secure It tree. Mrs. Alfai-it..i
Sib Fall- win.. In n l.tt tw Aivma nanenlTTat,
" I was troubled for ten yean with chronic catarrh. I used
Lu-cu-pa, and must say I am perfectly eared o the disease."
re-ra-na nas oeen curing every phase of catarrh for many
otnmrmrjtagmnoemm. All drugglsta sell Pe-ru-na.
llil J.: I
sUar ' "'"
... - - . ... . . ' ..wu.:
an inavijiiTa ttru j
. intcTPMttfis- sta i-i.! f v T'
at read rnh luUirvi l""1" "
1 mm. Maries sti'l (-! n'-w',
ell illastrstrd. K-.ij r xrt
anted, Addrc-. V.m t. A'iirt M.
S7 vUli Tsn, i V "' ' ' fa VF -
mm ! .
tteaaly la Ull I -.
Clean tilood iim'sus a !-n l.m.
beaut v withuut it. '' !.! s'-tw
tie c-k-an v&ur l.!o'l aul !! t !. ti
stirrine tin the Urr iivt A !m ali
purities fra te Sv. l-v iiy to
lanihh itnrn. Hoi's, l.l. 1-U
and tbat au.k!v bilious tiii.! ) .. m 1 tstm
Cs a rets. Iwautr lr ti AlJdn
hrtu' 3 Hs
Aays stUaattwn-tbJr.'.'a i ,w :,umryr
d. Tastintontals and TW i
aa. a. a. uu-i ton
rci l. uta
-tf1 Sl !'
at jis S-
m. 1 t tt. SrrfOlU'
manner prescribed by law.
Sec. 3. Every person offer in r to I ' IHOT
vote shall beat the time a Wall v I iJ irlf cuiu-l'r. r 'i
registered voter as herein prescribed I .aLenrrn?u-'i'
and in the manner hereinafter pro
vided by law, and the General As
sembly of North Carolina shall enact
general registration laws to carry ic
to effect the provisions of this Ar
Sec. 4. Every tVraon presenting
himself for registration shall be able
to read and write any section of the
Constitution in the English language;
J l a t e a ...
ami, oeiore ne snail be entitled to
vote, have paid, on or before tbe first
day of March of tbe year in which be
proposes to vote, his poll lax, as pre
scribed bylaw, for the previous year. nDslDCY
Poll taxei shall be a lien only on as- liAVll O I
sessed property, and no procesi shall
issue to enforce the collection df the
same except against assessed prop
Ko. K VI, I.
-to.. m. juaie person, wno was
on January 1, 1867. or at any time
prior thereto, entitled to vote under
the laws of any State in the United
no lineal descendant
prescnoed in section 4 of this Article:
rrovided. He shall have register
in accordance with the terms of
section prior to Dec 1, 1908.
The General Assembly shall
vide for a permanent record of
persons who register under this
tion on or before November 1. 1!
and all such persons shall be entitl
to register and vote at all elections
by the people in this State, unless
disqualified nnder section 2 of this
Article: Provided such persons shall
have paid their poll tax as required
Sec. 6. All elections by the rr.i
shall be by ballot, and all election!
aW It. afW a I
j me uenerai Assembly shall be I
viva voce. j
ec 7. Every voter in North Car-il II. i n. j U'U
a Musi Aiiracine m
wherein he then resided, and rFriflVRnVAL P LW
IBB assssa s s mm s - - .
of any snch nr-1 If v
be denied tbe richt to . '-7v.rr ,' .Z'ZVl
vote at any eWt.n ; fl,..r,' ':1: VtT
by reason of his failure to no- R ' SfP'PzZZZ
educational qualifications -VAl ''lTLL;. ZlT.
I AU4 kf sU US lnmtm '
. I a. rs i.it s- . .
-tic. Tti4 A lite t-r .i :. '
U-eA buaklet and s.tiv.
Berlins' 3y On. cuu -
olina, except as in this Art. duquali
oe eugibie to ofiee, but
before entering noon the aotSs.
the ofiee he shaU take and subscribe
m i.uuowing oath: "I, j0
solemnly swear or affirm, that I will
aupport and maintain the constitn
tion and laws of the U. 8. and to.
onstitutionand laws of Aorta Caro
lina, not inconsistent therewith, and
ttolwill faithfully discharge the
dutiea of my ofiee as go
help me God.,t
Sec 8. The following classes rr
fiee: First, all peraons who deny the
being of Almighty God. 8eeonJ.a5
persons who shall hare bewiwv!
ent pending, and whether seutesX
eed or not; or under judgment
pened, of anv treaan. -IfTSri J rL
any v ther crime fAe u
7"" oi corrvptio
1 ttt unifsis Sill
. muaer preaeri
. J??:?i Mt shall be in f,
3 inch droo to ImI
Thumb Screw adjtfj
Tool steel coces-
agent in ev
- $50. We w-J
y cltyor county-
or I .
mm 1 .
THE SOI AN'MFG CO
4S8 Carroll Mf-
Beautifully colored llemorial jj
14x22 inches, name of
TS 1 k.JI tT "
UIVKM. Al JVB VaTSI IW
earda, addreae Southern
relative to die and desire one oi
axwr iu raaaeatica.
Co., IUlaca, 27. C
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