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PUBMSIIKI EVKKV Til L'KSDAY
B TtfK C UCiAH rtlHLIKHIHd M
Knterrd at tbe I'oat Ottice in KaIHgb
X. C. a necond claa mail matter
Are prepared from
nationalizd the railways. Austra
lia has nationalized ber rail way It
aly has nationalize! her railways.
rfar.ee baa nationalized her system
ture s nu Id laxatives, ana of rauWajs. And all tbe world over
while ITCntle are reliable that same principle is going on, sod
tbe people of those countries would
TIIK f HT r MAfHISK UK OCKACV,
Itocanxe the Asleille (Jazette, a
Democratic paper, baa dared to op
pose and denounce the infamous
Bimmots bull pen election law, the
Nws and Observer and other bull
pen organ have tried to read tbe
(Jazette ont of the party. The Char
lotte Observer is pronounced (fold
paper, and a bitter opponent of Ilrj
an, y ttheN9W anI Observer has
never tried to nud that paper ont of
the party. It did not uo u iu
hn the Charlotte Observer was
caught in a conspiracy to try to de
feat ttryan and turn the State over
to McKinley, while pretending to
nt.Dort Urvan. I it possible that
4t: ..ti.x n.nd stuffing ballot
V.oie is to be the t st of IniOcracy T
t. ...:n i. .a trnlv kh Simmons and
it W II w w
his machine run it
and efficient. They
Rouse the Liver
Ctirii Sick Headache, lil-
io.JMi'-'ss. Sour Stomach,
arid Constipation. Sold
everywhere, 25c. per box.
I'r-,' " C. I. Hood & ''o.,LoweU,Mass.
COLOHEATIOH OF THE
NEGRO RACE. HO. 5-
THE OXLY RATION at. HOP FOB THE
not hear for a moment of tbe de-ca
nationalization of those railways and
turning them over to tbe eontrol of
Mr fT.ran than itwtlt at some
length upon tbe tendency of corpora
tions generally to nenrp power and
pointed to their success tn this direc
tion in ibe Unjted 8tates, saying the
Government should endeavor to pre
vent monopolies getting sueh eontrol
If we are to learn anything from
history he continued is that we ought
to ayoid creating these great monop
m it a i isrioN or colon?
The strongest point which thepio
moters of the Constitutional Amend
n.nt h.v l.ni making is the claim
that the amendment if ratified wil
not disfranchise a single white man
but that it will disfranchise the ne
groes. As tbitf is the impression
thev are anxious to become fixed in
the public mind, they should lose no
time in calling in Borne 01 mei
writerB and Bpoakers who try to up
hold the fairness of the amendment
by declaring that there in nothing
discriminative about it as far as
color is concerned. Mr. K. W. Pou,
for instant-, in a speech recently
delivered at a "Constitutional
amendment gathering" is reported
in the press to havo said.
It dues not discriminate against
"race, color, or previous condition
of servitude" It does discriminate
against incompetency, uctuness and
inexperience iu public affairs. Many
of the Northern States have discri
minated acnitist tt.ee very things.
Such laws Lhve been held consti
tutional thei. why not here?
Then according to Mr. Pou the
DemocraVr who framed and are
urgiug tue amendment Uo not object
to the color c t the voter, they simply
fhit to 'incompetency unfitness
and inexperience in public affairs.
And when wo consider that after
1008 the amend nit ut tests apply to
white as well as black it would be
interesting juat at this time to know
by what standard Mr. Pou and the
other Democratic politicians would
judge competency iitntss and ex
perience. If as Mr. Pou says they
do not object to color, we do not
think we misjudge them when we
says that in thvir opinion the town
darkey who has a little education
and would vote the Democratic ticket
would be considered less inexperi
enced and more competent to cast a
ballot than tue white man who pre
ferred to vote some other ticket.
Is this what Mr. Pou meant!
IIOXKHT MER ItKI'l'IHATK IT.
(Joebel and his lieutenants in
Kentucky do not deny -that the
Goebel election law is an infamoni
measure, designed to steal election;
but they justify it on the ground that 0iie8 and giTing these immense fran
if tbey do not steal some one else Ictuses to them, and we ought to keep
ill. This is certainlv a noor iasti- them for the people alone
I m 1 e a. l T T . .3 C3 a
fiction for a wromr: and. be it said nepeopio o me urncuoiiw
7 I mm Aohnvianci rW9 thn Stri
iwiuoir cieuu, iiuunuui u premacy of the great corporations
the approval of a considerable there. Thev do not know how to
number of democrats who have get rid of them. They control the
already bolted the action of the Legislatures, they control 'the great
r. 1 a. Dili rilV ft IUO uius. luej MS
Democratic convention and put up L . toMther Thev u OT.
soother candidate. Kefernng to ganiz9d Rreat trusts and they are
tbe effect or tbe election law in it-1 simply bleeding tne people white
fluenceing this bolt, the Norfolk The same thing will happen in this
landmark savs: couniry n we ao nos cnecK a in rime
iimi a at. . A.t 11 ii. &
ine iruiu ot vue maiier is iiiai t .u ,; f;
i in th frlHction lnw with whir.h Mr. I
OoeVl's name is identified that in- 01 rauroaas was seen in me recent
spires so much hostility to his candi- effort of the Governor of Nebraska
dacy. It is generally understood en behalf of the people of Nebraska,
that the law in question is one of the to secure a rate for transporting the
worst in 1 no i uiuu. auu uivn xa
favor of fair elections, whether thev Nebraska regiment, stationed at
are democrats or republicans or San Francisco, from San Francisco
popnlists, are absolutely opposed to to Nebraska The rate for soldiers
itv The situation in Kentucky simply from s.n pranCisco to the Missouri
furnishes one more evidence of the! . ....
faetthat all the nartv laRhe in thft river prior iu wy, wa8
r J I t . 1 . a i t 1 1
world will not make sincere men in- m&n in me case 01 me -weorasaa
dorse what they think dangerous and regiment, the railroads demanded
wrong. $37 50 per man. second cUsf; while
Beir in mind that the election law to the Minnesota troops they gave a
- j which the last legislature of North rate 0f $30 30 $7 50 less, though the
Carolina passed is patterned after troops had to travel 250 miles fur
tbl3 Uoebel Liaw. thar. Th nnlv wav in nrnvide
" - - - J j x
against railroad discrimination
for the government to own the roads
"rorUMMfo PASSING" INTO CANADA.
Government ownership of Rail-
1 - l,.: ! i 1 1 n 1
a: : a l. ai : m ai.A.I
cuuucuuu witu lu Fouy ot mat f rom Congress there has been some
KVYsruuieut iu uv.uF iU cuou8 taik of changing the rules of the
of Canada not now traversed by Hou8e of Representatives. The pub
rnurunuH. 11 i luiwrf biiuk 10 rnuii;. u u 1 u
1 110 suvuiu uo uueu luicicaicu iu 1110
11.. T 1: 1 -1 - v a - I
fttUUesl. Social, ami !! trial
ttoa f Startk Carollaa. a4 af Ik ftaatb.
Will b round la tk Ciradaal Uarta
tloo aad KctUetncat af tba A fro-A met I
raa. I' pun twin Farttaa ot lb I" bile
Domain, OaUide tba Limit mt ihm I ai
tad atataa, Whara Tbe SbaU ba Fraa to
OtTttn Tbamaalvra, t'adar tba Katloaal
F;4itor CaUCASIAS. 1
Returning from the excursion
which. In your last issue, 1 ws
tempted to make into the domain
of current politics, I resume and
not without doe apology the dis
cussion of Negro Colonization at
the point where I had left it. And if
the gentle reader has given me his
attention, be must have learned
that Franklin believed that the
General Government had power to
colonize these .Negroes that Jen
erson contended that it ought to
bo done that Clay insisted that it
must be done that Lincoln, with
the tender of compensated emanci
pat ion, begged that it might be
done and that Grant showed how
cheaply," and how easily, it could
be done. They, one and all, lamen
ted the importation of the Negro
into this continent, and, still more,
the increasing danger of his con
tinuance here. Such were their
views under every possible aspect
of the subject. And now, fortified
with their ooinions. 1 reel that
mav safely venture to particularize,
and will attempt to show, in this
paper, how the presence of the Ne
gro has affected our Political Con
dition. And upon this point the
the testimony, from every side, is
abundant and concurrent.
For the Democratic party, on the
one side, has proclaimed from the
beginning, and still proclaims, that
tht. introduction of the ignorant
negro voter we are left to infer,
that the educated negro voter, such
as White, and Young, and Dancy
and Manly, is some thing different
altogether, and a thing to be de
siredhas utterly corrupted the
body politic, in all of its joints, and
in all of its member!?. That it has
brought about the disintegration,
to some extent, of both of the old
political parties, and more particu
larly of one 01 them, whn-h 01 its
elf was the greatest calamity, that
could have befallen this universe.
That it has begotten the thing
called Fusion and in one instance
tion. It is just such a fight as was
before Congress when a clique engi
neered a deal tor the building of the
Pacific Railroads, by which the U.
A COBSTRCUt ABSURDITY "
ta I tba
Rssults Fatally In Nina
Cases Oiri of Ten A
Gore Found at Last.
This fearful Ieaje often first appear
as a mere scratch, a pimpla. or lump in
the breast . too small to attract any
notice, until, in many case, the deadlr
disease is fully developed.
Cancer can not be cured by a surgical
operation, because the disease is a virulent
poison in the blood, circuliiting throughout the system, and although
the sore or ulcer known as the Cancer may be cut away, the
poison remains in the blood, and promptly breaks out afresh, with
The wonderful success of S. S. S. in curing obstinate, deep-seatad
blood diseases which were considered incurable, induced a few de
spairing sufferers to try it for Cancer, after exhausting; the skill of 1 i aiy
the physicians without a cure. Much to their delight b. b. b. proTed
equal to the disease and promptly effected a cure. The glad news
spread rapidly, and it was soon demonstrated
beyond doubt that a cure had at last been
found for deadly Cancer. Evidence has accu
mulated which is incontrovertible, of which
the following is a specimen : .
" Canoer is hereditary in our family, my father, a
sister and an aunt ha Tine died from thw dreadful
disease. My feelings may be imagined when the hor
rible disease made its appearance on my aide. It wag
a malignant Cancer, eating inwardly in euch a way as
to cause great alarm. The disease seemed beyond 'the
skill of the doctors, for their treatment did no gxd
whatever, the Canoef growing worse all the while
Numerous remedies were used for it but the Cancer
grew steadily worse, until it wemed that I was doomed
to follow the others of the familv, for I know how deadly Cancer is, especially
when inherited. I was advised to' try Swift's Specific (S. S. S ). which, from the
first dav. forced out the pnuou. I continued its use until I had taken eighteen
bottles, when I was cured sound and well, and have had no symntoms of th
dreadful affliction, though many years have elapsed. S. S. S. 1 the only cur
r. . r o w t - ,t'i & XT i"i .
'Our book on Cancer, containine other testimonials and valuable
information, will be sent free to any address by the Swift Specific
Company, Atlanta, Croorgia.
Th rt rrwp-ndnt f the Char-
lutt Obrr, wntio lo tbij pi
fr. ro K)tUTille, under dat -I
Match 4ib, aays:
Tb OUTver correctly guar pat
he srbtimbt ia tbrowisg ot a wJ
tf art log against takirg for grat.1
d ifcr rartying at tb ballot box f
tb rufirage eonti:utic.al sroend
tnr&t. 1 will rv quire Laid work from
ibe rink and file and letdexsof it
There ia certainly at clod
00 be title of the Cape rear Vim
cri.e to ortbodoiy, dat tbe rittl
sjrt rird at tbe number f lead
a . . a a
nnr i-mocrais waom ue mwu i
d to the amendment. TbeclaoN
b- ut ttif "grand son of his grand
fa'i.rr" is especially decried a a
Tbe fuffrage amtudmcnt referred
t. b. r , hicb was adopted by tl t
la t Iegi1atut( is aa follows:
I W. S. BAPNUS.
5 Ocncnl mijcr.
kba. a m. motv
with the very party that com-
( nlninci onr) ll o f t ll i J has Tmfl tlnl'A
1 . 0 - 1 . U1AIUO UUU VUCV V"J . . '""
preBeni ruies me opeaaernas enure-..diffusion, and that transfusion.
ly too much control over legislation, and all together confusion con
founded. And pointing to the pres-
S. Government was allowed the priv- changes and improvements in the!
ilege of paying for the construction appearance of the Caucasian. An
of these roads, all other privileges other campaign is now nearing, and
together with reviews and other it is tbe purpose of the paper to take
emoluments of the roads going! an active part in it.
to the favored ftw to whom the gov
ernment gave the roads. And the "Ali wsoroapized thirst."
same arguments are being used in The old line Southern democrats
Canada that were used here: Such are democrats only in name. If prog-
Pat,io,ism ,r the p.r, of the ,. J .Z3 o2
wv.muug uueu wuu iive eu- the race issue, largely. They sup
gag d to construct the roads; they ported slavery and thev are still
are anxious to develop the country, slave holders in spirit. The demo-
and in consideration of this patriot- ?ratio Party caD hoPe for. noshing
A, . . . . , , from them, except that their rever-
laui uVu lueir pan, vanaua snouia ence for .ree.nlaritvv will lend t.hm
furnish the money to build the road?, to support the measures to which it
and turn them over to these men. In is committed. The unpalatable truth
this way Canada becomes thorough- about the old Southern politicians
u-iw-i,;!,,..!,, Us that they are nothing but an un
.j lUDOauio organised thirst for office.-Jerry
mc Kuiciuuiiut cDuaycB m uuiuiu i Simpson's tSayonet.
or paternalism which would follow
We are expecting to make some ent Coalition Government of this
sum total of human villianies. It
kNOVVKI) IMiKK MV DEMOCRATS.
If it had not bom for the secret
opposition of tho gold Democrats in
the last campaign Brj an would now
be President. There is no one fa
miliar with the facts who will deny
this, bat it has been the policy of
this class of so-called Democrats to
try to cover this treachery up as
much aa possible in order to get a
better hold upon the machinery of
the party. And it is this attempt to
cover up their stealth which gives
the merit of frankness to the fol
lowing short communication to the
Richmond Times, a gold Democratic
Though the writtr's candor would
have been still more commendable
if he had fathered the communica
tion by signing his own name.
Sir-. I would like to ask through
your columns if William J. Bryan
has the success of his party at heart,
as the late Janus G. Biaine had the
success of the Republican party at
heart f. Who will deny that lilaine
could have bad the nomination the
seeond timet Yet, what did he sayf
'No, you Republicans fooled me
once and you won't fcol me again.
Nominate a new man that all Re
publicans can ur port, and I will
1 11 i.i.i
snow vieveiaiiU mat ne win take a
And did cot Benjamin Harrison
make him take a back seat in 138S1
Now, if William J. Bryan de&ires
the success of his party why don't
he do like Blaine and say: "No, the
Democratic party snowed me and
Hoe silver under in 1S0U to the tune
of nearly COO. 000 votes after one of
tie greatest campaigns ever made
by any candidate.'
But no, he seems bent on carrying
the party to defeat again, as he
will certainly do should he be tnt
nominee, and on the silver platform.
A Virginia Dsmocrat.
Notice that be does not accuse the
Republican party with defeating
Bryan, but states what is well known,
that the Ictiaence in the Democratic
party, to which the writer no4doubt
contributed, "inowed him under to
the tune of 000,000 votes," and this
treachery has already been reward
ed in many states by turning over
the party macninery to the -traitors.
Government Ownership, etc., etc.
But there aro not a few members
who are straightout advocates of
Government ownership, and it is in-
A D4NGEKOIS ELECTION LAW.
We do not believe that if the Dem
ocratic machine knew the amend
ment would take the 'niggger" out
teresting to note, though humiliating ld vote lt. Let it be as it v.
r nr-n wo a tkai tliAM UhaI. . I 1 I n i i r . . .
wuioo, mat nirjr Uy iiitur me oniy nope ior me macnine, is in
arguments in favor of government the Bull pen election law. There is
ownership by pointing to the su- mo?e dant?er tne whites havirg
We are indebted to Capt. R. B.
Davis for having discovered in Hon.
FyD.' Winston, tbe real leader of the
Democratic party in this State, and
the true hero ot the mock-heroic
Revolution into which we have
been plunged. The founder of the
"White Government Union" must be
the man. We shall thank Capt. Da
vis if, in his next article, he will giye
ns soma proof of this. It is expected.
premacy of Railroads in this conn
try under private management, and
their control of legislation etc., as an
object lesson to avoid the same evils
Hero is an extract from a speech
of one of these advocates of govern
ment ownership which we think our
readers will find interesting as show
ing that not only in the United
States but elsewhere is this great
principle coming to the front. Mr.
W. F. McLean, (member East York)
replying to a speech of the Premier
opposing Government control and
advocating the subsidy, said in part.
I stand here as one who has al
ways and will believe in the Govern
ment ownership of railways. The
leader of the Government will find
that he has made a sad mistake in
declaring, as he did this afternoon,
that he did not believe in Govern
ment ownership or Government con
trol of railways. The coming ques
tion of this country concerns rail
ways and transportation.
fie opposed the Government own
ership of railways, and said that the
people would not justify further tx
perience on that account. I am wil
ling to stake my reputation and any
chance I have in the future on this
line. I believe in the nationaliza
tion of railways and of all great pub
lic franchises; and in connection
with tbe city government, I cehVvt
in municipalization of civie fran
chises. That is the coming princi
pie in governments that are going
to win, I think in the present, and
certainly in the immediate future.
People are tired of what has taken
place in the past. The railways have
become tho masters, instead of the
people being tbe masters of their own
country. All over the world this
progressive policy is attracting
young men. I am in favor also of
nationalization immediately of the
telegraph system ot this country: of
the issue of notes which the banks
nor enjoy, and a great many other
Only the other day Lard Salisbury
made an important deliverance in
the Old Country. He said that the
policy that would rule the higher po
litics of the wotld concerned all the
railways and the government that
did not control the railways had
hardly any future. And only the
other day, the president of a great
meiai organization in JSnglan, speak
ing of the competition which the
merchants and manufacturers of
Great Butain are now forced to en
counter throughout the world, said
there was no relief for England ex
cept the nationalization of railways,
and the reduction of the enormous
Bismarck, when he undertook to
consolidate and regenerate Germany,
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k ae t.4 " U K." Ar4 l l .-, i , ,
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fir airr pcea. A boat txm , . .
pot In S trott. (Hir prira irr , .
fi.rS n riftlVa.
Positions Secured . . .
VT aid tb-e wt;e itt g ,.rf ,
ieiUo: tit r-u it"-f ,
xrvlc rtile: .. trarl) jj
avacta. War emir a drtn at s :.,
rtnplojer wiiliie moot L
Bares el I Itil 5erlre Un.i-.,
12J KiitB Mreoi V I..
i r fcti f rt t .
HOW IT IS IN THE WEST.
Why tne Hull-pen Marbt'c Men lui; at
Old Fort Don't Itreak up In -a fjw.
The amendment press of the ttto
has been heaving signs of relief over
the fact the barbecue at Old Fort
Paopla Fay (he t'talaht.
It is rare indeed that one bears
oropla'ut c ncerning tbe freight
cbargig oa commodities other than
the product of tbe sil. We find
fault with the charges on straw
berries; we turn r- d in tbe face when
kicking ag.iiust tne rales on water
was "successful.'' Taere was evi-1 melon t, but we are dumb as oysters
.1 . 1 f w . i ..i ,.C v . .1 1 : . . . . .
Scti n 1. That Article VI of tbe
of North Carolina U,
and tbf same is hereby repealed, and
in lit a thereof shall be toWtitutc-d
ibe following Article of Said Conti
Suffrage and Eligibility to Office
Qualifications of an I -lee tor.
8ection 1. Every mile prison born
in the United States, and very male
person who has been naturaliif, 21
years of age and pof sensing tbe qual
ification set out in this Article i ball
h antitUjI tn rr.tn at anv aWtion hr I WITS' TAtr ntfTT
- J I UmMU VII trtet.t
their rights taken from them by the
election law, than can possibly be
tall the "nigger" or any other party
oy the passing or the amendment
Take the "nigger" out of politics.
and give the white man a free, fair
chance at the ballot box, and North
Carolina is anti- D-mocratic. We
do not believe honest people wil
endorse the acts of that machine, if
you could remove the
they could for once be governed by
reason and the principles of Chris
tianity. Let every white man de
clare in his heart political and re
ligious liberty. This is a sound and
divine platform and one for which
any man could die. Tunes Mercury
To Curtail tbe Peoples Power.
The worst evil that could come tu
this state would be that one Doliti-
. . . .
cat party, under the control of
clique of unscrupulous and ambi
tious -politicans, should gain supre
macy over it, with the power to
make their "supremacy permanent."
The danger of this evil is the issue
of the coming campaign. . People
must reserve the power to tmmsh
unraithtui servants in public office,
They cannot do that if these servants
are ht nob men of a political ean&r
r&at is stronger than the pcodIb
The election law passed by the last
legislature, especially in order to
force the sfa-e to swallow the dis
franchising constitutional amend
ment, and which itse f will be an im
portant issue in the campaingn, is a
measure that no hqnest political
party, with faith in the peopU the
white people, if yon please, for they
have a majority in this state of a
hundr d thousand votes over tu - ne
groeswould think of passing. But
it was not the Democratic party that
concocted the election law nor
the Constitutional Amendment
it was the democratic managers
of the last campaign in this sta'e, a
band of politicians that aim to make
their supremacy "white' supre
macy, they call it permanent, so
that no effort of the people at the
ballot box can disloge them. Asbe
ville Gazette(Dem )
We notice in many of the State
papers a movement for legalized
Democratic primaries after the con
stitutional amendment is adopted.
Without discussing the pros and
cons of such primaries, would it not
be well to first secure the adoption
of the amendment before engaging
in controversies over matters to come
up after its adoption' Statesville
It takes more religion to hold a
man level in a horse-trade than it
takes to make him shout at ' a camp
meetinr, while the amonnt reanired
to keep him straight financially, or
pouucany, nas not only never been
found bnt never bean even estimated.
has spared no member of it, from
Governor Russell down to J. M. Al-
en, but has accused them, one and
all, of incompetency, imbecility,
indirection, and dishonesty, ana o
evey other iniquity that is set down
in the Catalogue of Crimes. Auc
what is more it has tried, and is
still trying, to prove its accusa
tions. For the Smelling Commit
tees of its Legislature have dug,
and are still digging, into all the
Deparments, with a zeai and indus
try which, I could wish, might havo
been rewarded with greater success.
For, so far as I am informed, they
have not succeeded, up to the pres
ent time, in unearthing any thing
which had even the appearance of
peculation, unless it should be a
few paltry pilferings in the shape
of "$4.00 per dime, and expenses,
for inspecting Carpets often laid."
The intelligent reader must per
ceive, that it would not help me,
in the least, to deny or to extenu
ate any of these accusations, and
that I ought to understand the sub
ject that I am discussing far too
well in all of its bearings, to do a
thing like that. For it would only
strengthen the argument I am ma
king, if it could be made to appear
that the accusations were all true.
If, therefore, for the sake of my ar
gument, I should admit that
they are true, still, even then,
only one-half of the whole truth
would have been told, For it re
mains to enquire.
What effect has contact, with the
omnipresent'Negro, had upon the
Democratic party itself ?
I hope that I shall be able to ap
proach this inquiry in a spirit of
becoming deference and timidity.
For I must not forget, that the
Democratic party of North Caroli
na claims to represnt the Suprem
acy, of all that is brightest and
best, in political life, and that
"whatsoever things are true, and
whatsoever things are honest, and
whatsoever things are just, and
whatsoever things are pure, and
whatsoever things are lovely, and
whatsoever things are of good re
port;" fPhil. 4:8,) belong to it by
right of prescription, and that it is
only engaged, at present, in the
laudable attempt to make them
permanent. It, therefore, becomes
a question, of the most curious im
port, to consider again and again.
What has been the effect, of the
presence of the irrepressible Negro,
upon such a party as this T
Let us see : In 1875 this party
called a Constitutional Convention,
and having secured control of it
and just how that was done it is too
late, now to enquire it conferred
absolute Manhood-Suffrage upon
the Negro, and confirmed it with
an oath, thereby making it, not
merely a statutory privilege, but a
constitutional right; and yet no
sooner had it done this, than it pro
ceeded, without loss of time, to
hinder its exercise, in every peace
able way, until in the last campaign
it challenged the right itself at the
muzzle of the Winchester that is
to say, many Democrats did this,
while the party itself connived, ac
quiesced, and condoned.
Again : This party, in like man
ner and form, assured to the. Ne
groes "the right to assemble togeth
er to consult for their common
good, to instruct their Representa
tives, and to apply to the Legisla
ture for the redress of grievances,"
(Art. 1; Sec. 25), and yet, during the
last session, when -petitions were
pouring in, for and against, the es
tablishment of Ben Tillman's Dis
pensaries at Charlotte, Greensboro,
Fayetteville, and many other pla
ces, no member of that body dared
to offer one, that had the name of
a single Negro upon it, just as ' if
he was not as fond of bad liquor as
any one of them 1 . . i
And again : This same party, by
its own constitutional guarantee,
wnich should have been as inviol-
uentlv a fear on the part ot our
Raleigh and Charlotte contemporar
ies that it would be a dead failart
and the Wilmineton Mesiier
doubtless expected it would break up
in a riot. Bnt we don t do things
that way out here. The constitu
tional right of free speech is recog
nized in Western North Carolina,
even on unpopular s a ejects, ana
whether a man talks sense or non
sense on the hustings, he earn get an
audience at a bavbecue. After the
speaking ho is not waned on by a
committee of business men and
Winchesters to f peed his departing
Oar intelligence trom Uld t ort is
that Locke Craig's oratory and tbe
base ball game wore the drawing
cards, and the constitutional nd
aient was regarded as an offset to
the square meal, something akin to
bad air m a theater. T&f coastitu
tional amendment is regarded by
very many of our people as a sequel j
to the Wilffiirgfoa note; a "wtm
supremacy" act arraytd iu a red
shirr, intended to kill off a certain
number of negroes in the eat, but
loaded also and this makes it of
interest oat here to destroy an
equal number of white voters ia the
wtst. There is a curiosity here to
soe the advocates of this last feature
of the measure, but there is no d--sire
to do them violence. Tha ballot
is m ghtier th?.n the shotgun in
cases wf this kind.
LB 'i, a W
about tbe xurbitant cost of trans
porting meats, groceries, hardware
and dry go ds. Toe reason for our
silt-nco is apparent. 1
Tbe merchant adds freight charges,
no matter h-w high, to the cost of
bis good-". The customer pays tbe
freight when he make a purchase
It is a matter of indifference to the
merchants, and hence the question
of equifable freight rates is one that
they do not deem worthy of serious
consideration. The customer pays
It is is because of their exemption
from freight charges that merchants
dtcline to form oreanizations look
ing to reforms in freight rates. It
is simply because tbey bear no part
of the burden that the attempt to
form a merchant association a fe
m nths ag) was such a dismal fail
ure, why should they endeavor to
secure low freight rates when some
one else pays the bill?
The atr'st of their eufomers
shoald ue sufhcient incentive to
prouipt rn. rcbHi.ts to strive to s cure
m.ir' reasonable frtight rates on
merchandise. They should act on
tie priaciplo that that tbe prosper
ity ot their own thrift, and at tha
money the merchants save the ens
totals through low freights will fiud
its way back to their till for goods
that decroised cost bring within
reach of their patrons. Mt. Olive
the people in the State, except aa
herein otherwise provided.
See. 2. He shall have reaided in
the State of North Carolina for two
years, in the county six months and
in the precinct, ward or oiher elec
tion district, in which be offers to
vr-cr j I r yc mn m
TMC Wte MDI 'ia Mac.
m r" Wy. f 'wrt - '
Ih m i i W l ! '.
a SW."iiV i..
I f Iw-Ti4:awa It . n
vote four months next preceding thel f't-DlC i02'" ",; r- '
election: Provided. That removal!. JfL-
Ia fc itair .!- m tit liw i . rv .u t
llll -t !!' I"t .
- . aa il'ainl'U -.. i t..i '
4ing la c taiii. itKn.i i i
in'CtKifir ana tto.in' r
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t i intnl Arnt-rs Vin- . ' ' i
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(Hcaa lill iiiij'J" J
iK-auly vittui it ( 4.nl..( i ; , i i
tie 'k'nn Mit Ih! . ! it 1 .
Urrin ut tl N'v ii r il 4in,ii .,. uu
iniitiea ln.iu t- ll.. Ju.n 1 . . 1..
lid that ui k'V 1mU(ih .iiii.i vi.m I t '
ITWtll, aatl-lH 1 1911 KU-I JliN-i U. '. . Z-. 'Mk.
Rattier a Ciuoil Kke On.
Mr. P. J. Moran, in an article in the
Atlanta Constitution, says: "As an
illustration of the manner in which
tbe farmers of the country have lost
heretofore, it is only necessary to re
peat a statmnt recently made by
Mr. Hester, ef New Orleaos, that out
of an annual cotton receipt of one mil
lion three hundred thousauil bah s in
that .city over 37 thousand bales
were made up our of fampl-s which
bad been ruthlessly plucked from the
bales by the men who handled them
which should have gone info the
parishes of Louisiana." Not the leat
merit of the American Cotton Com
pany's Roundl&p bale is that besides
its other economies it prevenra this
unjust tribute frors being levied on
the farmer. "
AN ACT F THK LUl'ISlAXA L.KG1S
Bad whiskey and worse politics
had a disgraceful effect o some of
the Dt m' cracic mr-mb-rs of the
Legislature during the r-x-ra session,
the other day. They h;.d an old
fashioned fiit fight in the legislative
hall. And not a single meuiiou of
the discrae- f ul scene have wj seen
in the v mocratic papers. The
participants in the fracas be
longid to opposing factions of th
pir'y, and of couish it nvght create
much wider diss-usions iu the party
for tbe Democratic papers to air
this scrape! in their eoluaaas. Tri
The Trend of Public Opinion.
The municipal ownersbio of public
utilities snc'a as watei works, -lectrie
and gas light plants, etc., is begin
ning to ba diseussrd in many of
larger cities of E a rope aau thu
UniUd States and the trend of pu lit,
opinion is ihat thcS- ccevnrKI ibli
needs should be owm d by the cities,
and their bem fits furnished to ihe
people at the actual cost of operat
ing them. Frrm municipal owner
ship to Gavernmeut ownership oa a
larger scale, is not a very long ter,
for the principle f-f publiepro'eetion,
in each proprsition, is the same.
Story of a S'ave.
To be bcuad hand and .'out f.r years
by the chainsf di?.-a'e n ti e worst
form of slavery. George U. Wiiliams,
of Manchester, M ich., tells how such a
slave was made free. lie says: ''My
wife has been so heirless for five years
that she could not turn over in bed
aone. After using two bottles of
Electric Bitters, she is wonder fuTy
improved and able to do her own work.'
This supreme remedy for female dis
eases quickly cures nervousness,- mel
ancholy, headache, backache, fainting
and dizzy spells. This miracle work
ing medicine is a godsend to sickly,
weakly, i no down people. Every bob
tie guaranteed. Oniy fifty cents. Sold
by all druggists, ....
Kernark ble It scne. .
$100 Reward f 100.
The readers of thin ptper will be
pleased" to learn that there is at least
one dreaded diaeast that science baa
been afJTe to cure in all its stages and
that is'Oatarrh. Hall's Catarrt. Cure
i: the only potive cure iiow know tn
the medical fraternity. Catarrh being
a constitutional disease, requires a
co..s'itutiool treatment. Haifa Ca
txrrh Curt is tak-o intfrnaliy, acting
dincMy "hpon th blood and mucous
surfaces of th syste'ri, thereby de-
storying the foutdition of the disease,
giving iite paneni sirengin dt
building up the conntirution and as-
isMng nature in doing iti work. The
proprietors have p much faith in its
curative power", that tb-y offer one
Hundred Dollars for any cafe that It
fails to cure. Send for list of lesti
Address F. J.CF1EXNEY, Toledo, O.
a:iu Dy uruggists. 7o.r
Hall's i'ills are the best.
v CO I TON-MILL TRUST.
Tu Control All Aniet !-.. Factorlea
Fall Riveb, Mass , Au gust 28
Nelson Creen is here today, re
presenting a syndicate of New
xoikers, who stsek control of all
tne cotton-mills of the country,
on a capitalization of $150.(X,0JO.
Bankers who were in session here
this morning with Mr. Green were
told that local banking Interest
would not suffer by a trust such as
he prosposed, for local management
and local banking would be part of
.wit women art
drudges. Some art
-uiuung, some art
vromen drudge for
some for their
routine is end'
K-Uf:&? how ill they feel
JJJ 1 Women nava
nan take.are of themselves. Early
decay and wrecked lives abound,mainly
through neglect. Every woman should
have the book caUed-"Health and
Beauty," yvhich the Pe-ru-na Medicine
co., coiumbus, O.. will mail on iT,.f
It tells women some easy things to Oo
to protect health, and all about the
virtues of re-ru-na for women's peculiar
wsa lizzie l'eters, . Macoutah,
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 election
district from which he has removed
until after such removal. No person
who has been convicted, or who has
confessed bis guilt in open court
upon indictment, of any crime, the
punishment of which is, or may
thereafter b, imprisonment in the
State prison, ahall be proiUtdlr
I vote uultt-s the toiiJ person thxll Ik
first restored to citizenship in tic
manner prescribed by law.
Sec. 3. Every person offer iug to
vote shall be at the time a legally
registered voter as herein prescribed
and in the manner hereinafter pro
vided by law, and tbe General As
sembly of North Carolina chatl enact
general registration laws carry in
to t fleet the provisions of this Ar
ticle. Sec. 4. Every person presenting
himself for registration shall be able
to read and write any section of tbe
Constitution in tbe English language;
and, before he shall be entitled to
vote, have paid, on or before the first
day of March of the year in which Le
proposes to vote, his pvll tax, as pre
scribed by law, for the previui year.
Poll taxei shall be a lien only on as
sessed property, and no process shall
issue to enforce tbe collection of the
same except against assessed prop
Sec. 5. No male person, vho was
on January 1, 18C7, or at any time
prior thereto, entitled to vote undr
the laws of any State in th United
States wherein he then resided, and
no lineal descendant of any such per
son; shall be denied tbe right to reg
ister and vote at any election in this
State by reason of his failure to po
aess tbe edaeational qualifications
prescribed tn section 4 of thi Article:
Provided, He shall bave n gist red
in aeeordianee with tbe terms of this
section prior to Dec. 1, 1908.
TheUenral Assembly shall pro-
viaerora prrmanent record of all
persons who register und-r this ruc
tion on or before November 1, 1J08,
J . it
anu au sncn persons shall be entitled
to register and vote at all elc-Uons
by the people in this State, n!;.
disqualified under section 2 of this
Article: Provided uch persons ahall
Pia uw POU tax as n quired
her she was a hopeless victim of con.
sumption and that no. medicine cou'd
cure her. Her druggist suggested Dr.
King's New Disc:iv;ry tor Consump
tion ; 8 he bought a bottle and to ber
delight found herself- benefitted from'
first dose. She continued its use and
after taking six bottles, found herself
" "lam perfectly cured of female weak
uw uy mKimj re-rn-na ana Maa-a-Kn.-f
nave, gauiea thxrty-seveu pounds
since I besran takintr Pu... .
Xnends are wondering vii.
Mrs. Michael Curtain, Plain field, 111.
mikes tbe statement, that she caurht
cold, which settled on ber lungs; she . '.
was treated for a month by ber family
nnvRician. hut irrc.vr nrai. R tniH
,ui5 xooK so . Driffat and hpaltt,,,
would like to let the world know what
wonaerrui medicine Pe-ru-na !.
Woman's diseases are nu!nlwMt..i.
;of the pelvic organs. Fe-ru-n drives
out every phase of catarrh.
Mrs. JOiza Wike, No. 120 Iron Street,
clared that all elections ought to was-Free trial bottles of this Great 'lt v! In,my arave now if
, - . - Tvi a , j -, i aau. not been fni n. j .
oe iree, tArx. i, cseciui, ana now to 'ww'wjr s an uru ntore. voiy &u t 2 w "w-wm
, v , h uw w eeQt8 and $lm E?ery UotHe guaan. r remedy, Pe-ru-na. I was a brokan-
(Coaaiaued on 3d page.) - - ' teed. . . j down woman, now I am well.'
souaa ana wen : - now - aoes nr nwn
a kl. j. I r, i , . I . . . " . .
auio w a rrogiuauc sanction, ae-, nousewora, ana is as wen as sne ever
Sec. e. All eh et ions by the people
.uan oe oy oallot, and all eUrtioas
by the General Assembly sba X be
Dec- "Every vctcrin KoitL Car
olina, except as in thu Art, disquali
fied, shall be eligible to office, bnt
before entering upon the duties of
the office he shall take and subscribe
the following oath: do
solemnly swear or affirm, that V will
support and maintain the constitu
tion and laws of the U. S. and tne
constitution and law, of Aorth Caro
lina, not inconsistent therewith, and
that I will faithfully discharge the
duties of my offiee as ........ go
help me God.'
Sec. 8. The following elaWof
nee. First, all Dfrsons who deny the
being Almighty Bod. Seeond. aS
persona who sh.ll have be eon'v?c
ted or confessed their guilt oa irdiit
eht ponding, aad whethe SL
Tl or nad" jadgmeat .iV
penned, of any treason or f elSny "
jlU.J.lup a . au. pZSg.
IW o mu-. 1 J" " ' ..- . I - -
ZT.:' rZJl" foree
taja allwao rthlM"f all .;'. n, .
ss. a. a. tuu i avis ix.a a. i
it., . V.
rra at . n
out faia a.. .
Itm.in ,! u
Tyr?g . a . ,1 f
. ta pa w r...'
I EtHlYROYAL PILLS
1 t A .v... tut . m $ T.
' mm w ml" ' m
t . It ...
i hi Attractive WW
3 inch drooito Laupr,
Flat cracks, 2 uiecr,
Flv with en.
Thumb Screw ajiitr.
H&A. perfect fit'gea'a.
Tool ste6l coofa
Are attracti Tf,
Are easy running,
Are 1 gh grade,
Are r efantlT r.:itei
Wooderfol Val 1 fWi. We ir.l aa
agent in t-v "j clry-r roi;ii'i.
4K Carit II Av
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relative to die ar u derirc r-. t
card, address SuntLrm !fBl
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I have a IS horse power eeainc f00
at new. built by Richmond Ijncow
Wya and Uacbioe Works, which I wu
f" a barjaJn. For price etc,
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