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PUBLHUKD EVERT THURSDAY
9tg Y CAK. . .... -
Entered sttbe Post Office In Clinton
N. C. aa secood-clsas mail matter
MMONTON OJ TIIK LrOIHtATlBK.
Of all the bungling tedlam of
braina ever assembled in the Capitol
to make laws for North Carolina, the
legiilatare of 18'J'J, een ita friendi
being judges, will easily walk down
history bearing the cake. The so
called "incompetents" of former leg
islatures cannot be compared with
the incompetents of this. Blunder
ing like a blind horse and botching
like a clown, it was as happy all the
while as a hilarious idiot or the ge
nius of destruction.
When this body was elected and
after ita assembling, it was charac
terized am the brainieat ever assem
bled in tbct Htate. It closed ita la
knu rin It to ttrove how near the
province of fools may dwell an ex
cess of "brains.' Not a week pass
es without some new manifestation
of the incompetence of this mad
acramole of maw, malice and brains,
which, by the grace of the railroads
in 18'J8, is known as the legislature
Judge Bimenton discovers ita la
test botch, and he being a railroad
ht tn know the mind of
J t - - e --
that railroad legislature, if any man
in the world can know it.
The Corporation Commission, pre
suming that it had succeeded to the
powers of the Railroad Commission,
proceeded in June to assess, for tax
ation all of the railroad property in
the State, and increased, though not
adequately, the assessed value of
this property; upon which, the rail
road companies, objecting to this in
crease, obtained from Judge Simon
ton of the United States Court, an
injunction against the collection of
taxes upon the valuation fixed by the
Corporation Commission. This case
was argued before Judge Simonton
at Asheville about the middle of Sep
tember, and he gave out his decis
sion on the 3d of November.
The railroads contended, among
other things, that the Corporation
Commission had no authority to as
sess their property for taxation at
all, and Judge Simonton decided this
contention in favor of the railrods
and against the State.
It will be remembered that the leg'
islature of 1899 abolished the Bail
road Commission by repealing the
act of 1891 which established that
Commission, and all acta amendato
ry or suplemental thereto, and that
it created a Corporation Commission
to take its place, by an act ratified
March 6th, 1899, which went into ef
feet on and after the 5th ol April.
The act creating the Corporation
Commission does not confer on this
Commission the power to assess rail
road property, but declares in see
tion 2, sub-division 23, that the Cor
poration Commission shall perform
all of the duties and exercise all of
the powers conferred upon the Rail
road Commission by the act of 1891
and the acts amendatory thereto.
But these last mentioned acts the
legislature repealed on the 6th of
March, 1899, and the very day of
the ratification of the Corporation
Commission act, the repeal of these
acts to be in force from and after
April 4th. "so" says Simonton,
"when the Corporation Commission
act, speaking as of the day when it
was set into force" (to-wit: April 5),
"sub-division 23 of Section 2 of the
Corporation Commission act referred
to an act which had been repealed in
toto ' The Machinery Act ratified
March 8 th, two day a after the ratifi
cation of the Corporation Commis
sion Act and the act abolishing the
Railroad Commission, gives the pow
er to assess railroad property to the
R, R. Comm'rs and not to the Corpo
ration Commission, notwithstanding
the Railroad Commission was abol
ished by the act of March 6th, to be
effective after the 4th of April. "On
the whole," says Simonton, "the con
elusion cannot be resisted that eith
er intentionally or accidentally the
Corporation Commission was not
clothed with the power of appraising
and assessing railroad property, and
that their attempted action herein
complained of is without authority
of law. In other words, the Rail
road Commission which had the pow
er to assess railroad property having
been abolished, and no authority to
assess railroad property having been
eonferred upon the Corporation Com
mission, there is in North Carolina
no authority to assess railroad prop
erty at all for taxation, and. this
blunder, (if it be a blunder) is com
mitted by this body of braina which
the railroada in the year 1898 elec
ted to be the legislature of North
"Intentionally says Simonton,
"or accidentally." Be does not say
which. If it was intentional, Sim
mon ton says in substance that the
Legislature of 1899 was an aggrega
tion of Pharisees; if accidental, that
" it was a bungle of fools. But it is
the same to the state of North Caro
lina whether a legislature be conn-
posed of knaves or fools, just as it is
tt.. A. it tm i u r
th same to a man, if he is shot,
whether he be shot by a gun in the
hands of an assassin or in the hands
of aa idiot that did not know it was
loaded. In one way or another,, the
Legislature of North Carolina left
Ibis niee loop-hole of easapa from
just taxation to the
put up the fund to
body into authority.
Simonton's whole argument de
clares that the legislature of 1899
made no provision to assess and con
sequently to tax railroads property
in the state for the year 1899 and
1900. This is rather a startling de
claration, and so far as we have
read the editorials of the Democratic
press there has been no denial that
the legislature left a loop-hole at
tnis point, whether "intentionally or
accidently"; so much so, that the
News and Observer, the month-piece
of the Democratic party in North
Carolina says: We will remedy this
when we meet in June, 1900.
And, if it be true that the legis
lature of 1899 made no provision for
the assessment of railroad property,
then it would seem that the tax paid
by the railroads in 1899 npon the
basia of the valuation of 1898, was
paid without legal requirement, the
assessment by the Railroad Commis
sion being for one year at a time
only; and this tax having been paid
by the railroads without legal re
quirement, why may it not be de
manded back-by the railroads, and
why should it not be paid back to
the railroadsf And if it is demanded
and paid back as having been paid
witLout requirement of law, then
the railroads escape taxation entire
ly for 1899 and 1900.
It is true that Simonton says, as a
parting work, that the railroads will
not be excused from paying taxes;
mat tne provisions or tne revenue
act of 187 are in full force, and the
taxes tbMcni9 oi must be paid
. . . noptrv ont nf int.
uut wnat ... . .. -n pro-
videdT Only those tu m collected
on valuation from year to year by
the Railroad Commission; at one
thing in 1897, and at another in
1898, and at nothing in 1899, the
Commission having been abolished
by the Legislature of 1899. The
assessment, aa has been said, of the
Railroad Commission was for one
year only, and when there is no as
sessment npon a piece of property it
has no value for taxation, and hav
ing' no value for taxation, no taxes
can legally be collected npon it.
Such is the work of a Democratic
PHARISEES OR PHOOLS
It is contended by the News and
Observer that Simonton's decision in
the railroad tax case is rendered up
on a bare technicality, utterly disre
garding the intent of the legislature
J ust now we are in an exceedingly
charitable mood,and we're inclined to
believe that the News and Observer
tells the trnth. Perhaps the major
ityof the legislature thought that
they had conferred all of the powers
which the Railroad Commission ever
had upon the Corporation Commis
sion. If the legislature of 1899 bad been
of the same composition as that of
1891, the people would be inclined to
believe that the break discovered by
Simonton was entirely accidental.
But it must be borne in mind, that
the legislature of 1899 was not com
posed of "clod-hopppers," but of the
"brains of the State of North Caro
lina,'' and of the patriotism of the
State of North Carolina, and of the
Redshirted Flower of the Democracy
of North Carolina. As srreat law
yers as the Democratic party has
were members of the legislature of
1899. It would hardly be just to aav
that that body was composed of mullet-heads
from the East and chest
nuts from the West. There was
Judge Connor, of Wilson, (but even
good Homer some times nods), and
Mr. Roundtree, of Wilmington, and
Judge Allen, of Goldsboro, and the
two Justices, and Mr. Glenn from
the West, to say nothing of George
White's man from the East, and oth
er smaller fish of the wide-mouthed
type. Now it would seem that, if
there were any principle of construc
tion applicable to one character of
law and not to another, some of
these gentlemen would have been
aware of it and have been careful
for the interests of the State.
Judge Simonton seems to rely
somewhat upon such a principle, fle
says in his opinion:
"It must be borne in mind that
the legislation now nnder discussion
is not remedial legislation. In all
such eases courts labor to arrive at
the beneficent intent of the legisla
tion and seek to secure its full effect.
(Commonwealth vs. Kimball, 24
Pick., 37. and cases collected in 23
Am and En sr. Enc. of Law, 309, 362,
24 Idem, 358). We are constming
statutes imposing taxes and burdens
on the tax -payer. In all such the
rnle is changed. "The highest power
that a sovereign, the law making
power, can eonfer is the power to
tsx, and every Aet conferring that
power must express it plainly, and
the Act so expressing it must be
strictly construed. n
Did none of these lawyers in the
legislature know that a tax aet
would be strictly construed, ud that
nothing wovld be left to implication,
or did they want to leave this loop
hole as a sort of eomoensatiou for a
campaign f nnd in 1898 T
- Again, says Simonton, quoting
Lord Chancellor Cairms:
"As I understand the principle of
all fiscal legislation is this If the
person sought to be taxed comes
within the letter of the law, he must
be taxed, however great the hard
ship may appear to the judicial mind
to be. On the other hand, if the
Crown seeking to recover the tax ean
not bring the subject within the let-
of the Uw nl LM
however apparently within the spir-
it of u,, law t.he ease might other-
wise sppear to be. In other words,
if there is admissible in any statute
what is sailed an equitable construc
tion, certainly such a construction is
not admissible in a taxing statute
when you ean simply adhere to the
words of the statute."
Tberefore, Simonton simply ad
heres to the words of the statute
passed by the legislature of 1899,
and by this means the railroads es
cape just taxation and the people
have to pay the freight.
Was this accidental or intentional!
f it was accidental, it must be
very humiliating to plead the baby
act by that learned legislature of '99.
We are informed that good
awyers, including some of those on
both sides of this controversy, ex
press the opinion that Simonton has
made a bad break in saying that
the ease of Russell vs Ayer decided
that inasmuch as the Machinery
Act of 1899 puts the power to assess
in a Railroad Commission which did
not exist, the Machinery Act of
1897 is in force and the assessments
nnder it are to prevail until changed
by act of the Assembly. These
l. that Rngaaii . a mr
onlv decided that a certain tax rate
fixed bv the Revenue Bill, being
void, the old rate under the previous
Revenue Bill would be in force.
The rate being fixed by law for
each and every year, continues nn-
til it is altered by legislation. But
the assessment of the Railroads, by
the very words of the law, only runs
for the current year. So far from
an assessment on a Railroad being
continuous, it is limited by the very
words of the act to the particular
1 m I
VOAT rnr VhlAh It 1ft m&nA. lO 8&V I
that it should continue into and for
another year is simply for a judge to
make a law which no legislature
ever passed or ever thought of pass-
ine. The assessment made by the
Railroad Commission in June 1898
wan for the vear 1898 and no loneer.
We are informed that the best
lawyers are saying that Judge
Simonton himself will see this when
it is called to his attention. And
the result will be that his reasoning I
reaches the conclusion that the Red-
Shirted Wisdom (52 Lawyers) have
left the railroad without any liability
to taxation, and that the money
they have paid out for the year '99
may be taken as a voluntary bounty,
or they may demand it back.
There is no instance that has been
up to this date discovered of a legis
lature's having failed to amply pro
vide for assessing taxes against the
farmers on their lands and mules
and cattle and such.
HONSETY THE BEST POIICT.
The Richmond Times in a recent
editorial replying to the Norfolk
Landmark, has the following to say
with reference to the proposed
amendment to the North Carolina
The Norfolk Landmark, in discuss
ing that clause in the proposed
amendment to the North Carolina
constitution, which "saves from the
operation of the educational and
property qualifications any person
who, or who whose ancestors, was a
qualified voter in any of the Uniied
States in 1867," says, "We do not
believe in making a man's ancestors
a qualification for the exercise of the
privileges of the ballot, however
heartily we may approve of an alter
native educational and property re
I , mi m i j i
me me repeal ml ui wiwuui uiouu-
ment of the constitution of the
United States to a State law which
should exclude the negro vote. Ojir
coctempory fully answers tne ques
tion for us in the paragraph from
which we quote from its columns.
We believe in a bold, honest dis
franchisement of the negro; we do not
believe in disfranchising him by
evasion and indirection. If the
fifteenth amendment were repealed,
then each State in the Union, which
has to deal with the negro vote.
could take up the question and en
act such laws as would exclude from
the franchise tne ignorant negro
masses, and yet offer such inducement
tn nn vntcra to ci n li Fw aa wnnM
:r""::.rJ: :. TJ::::
We - quite agree with the Times
that to be honest about this disfran-
ehimncr fthnmA wonM b a better
If he is to be disfranchised why
wouldn't it be better to start a move-
ment looking to disfranchising him
becanse he is a negro, and not at-
tempt to do so by a method which is
also dangerous to a large class of
our white population?
By way of remarking upon the
high railroad rates of the South,
the Asheville Citizen says :
"Railroad statistics show that tion conceals the mine that is to
the lowest rates and the highest destroy free elections in our State
earnings per mile go together. If The dominant party by authority
that's true it's a wonder some of of this section must now be counted
the roads in the South have earn- iu "votes or no votes" together with
ings enough to buy ice for te wa- the amendment nnder the system
ter coolers." of ethics adopted long ago and late-
Whlch we take to mean that if renewed by thi election law. So
loweatme. .ad WgllMt earn.og. jeotZS
go together, the opposite is also them in office every time, .all was
true, that highest rates and lowest well. When a vote for Mr. Cleve
earnings go together, in which case land was made the test of Democ-
the earnings of the roads in the Simmon8 and white
u . , . , . . . men refusing further submission.
Hou.h would be indeed small. Bat voted them out of office, thend
the roads in the South, (those of not until then, do we hear of an ef
North Carolina being no exception) fort to deprive our people of man
prefer to get their revenue from ex- hPod Does not this fact
horbt r ana a w.y .Jf0 ,1
look out for their earnings. 'But formed by the education that comes
great as their earnings are, they from the exercise of civil and po
would not suffer by low rates, for Htical liberty, but at this fountain
the reason that low rates would n? 1?nET dnk.In
. . . , , ... proof of this, the last two lines of
bring such a considerable increase section 34 reads: "and they shall
In traffic have power and authority to send
, " for papers and persons and exam-
The democrats conducted their ine and look upon them." or what
campaign last year on the prejudice purpose is not stated. But who
line with the positive promise that f haU fathom the depth of expresa-
if they won not a man in the state S 2BT8V .e nds i
. , v j- i.- j . . these masters of our liberties and
should be disfranchised, Can they even our lives as they shot down In
violate their positive pledge made nocent men and polikeepers to car
directly to the voters and win on tne ry the election "votes or no votes."
"nigfrer" cry again! Can a party af- The power and authority to send
ford to be dishonest with the people! for papers and persons and exam
Answer voters at the polls if you are ine and look upon them meana no
ever allowed to vote again, which is thing after the returns have been
very doubtful under the present signed, - without they are to be
monstrous : election law. Chatham chansMd If neassmarw to earrv th
Is often a warning tbat tb llref if
torpid or Inactive. Mora serious
troubles mar follow. For a prompt,
efficient cure of Headache and all
liver troubles, take
While tbey rouse tb llrer, restore
foil, regular action of the bowels,
tbey do not grtpe or pain, do not
irritate or inflame the Internal organs,
but hare a positive tonic effect, 25c
at all drugribt or by mall of
C L Hood A tXx, Lowell, Ml
BRYAN CARRIES NEBRASKA.
Republican Win Is Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Kentucky. lava, New York Htae, New
J.raey and Satk Dakota. Dcnuim'i
Carry Virginia, Ml I Ippl, and Claim
The election passed off yesterday
ana as tar aa can ue learnea were
more orderly than was expected
"om tne press aispatcnes sent ont
yesterday morning. Notwithstand
g he o1""" th sides, the re-
suit is just about what was expected,
a. 1 T 1 1 1 ! it
"e xvepuouoana noiaing meir own
Stato that were Republican. . In
Maryland and Kentucky there was a
wtter fight and the two parties
to nave come out even; mat is,
with ne State each, Republicans
carrying Kentucky and Democrats
C9 rtatn MA k am rlofi ntf A VAftlMS aVA
v waaaow uvuui.o aviuauo die
uot in so tnat ngnres can do given,
but the above is the substance of al
returns that are in at the time we go
Everybody expected that Bryan
would carry Nebraska, and from the
vote in the other States it can be
seen that it was as heretofore,
party fight, principle not being en
dorsed at all, and there can be no
relief of the great masses of the
people as long as these things are so
Three cheers for Nebraska, who
stands out for the people in thus
easting her vote for the champion o
The following figures may throw
some light on the subject:
Ohio Claimed to be Republican
New York Legislature Republi
can majority 24 on joint ballot.
Maryland Democratic by 10 000
Kentucky Republican by 10,000.
Nebraska Fusion Democrats and
Populists by 10,000.
New Jersey Republican.
South Dakota Republican.
Massachusetts Republican by 65,
Pennsylvania Republican by 125,'
lo wa Republicans elect lzo out
of 150 Representatives.
THE ELECTION LAW.
nr. Han-ell Wrles Interestingly Con
earning thia Inlamoas Measure.
For Th Caucasian.
Will some one tell us the occult
meaning of the 38th section of the
bull pen election law, in which the
word "judicially" appears three
mes n 8x ines an must be sup-
Mines, the close of the sentence?
r vv cw vuv. v no ucaii
t. na lnnk arnnrl(1
find out, if we can, in the light of
ex-unairman .Fou's affidavit and
the broken pledges of Chairman
The fateful first Thursday in Au
gust iyuu is past.
When once free, have made the
farcical march, one by one, through
a narrow passage nfty feet long,
"railed or roped ofT and blindfold
ed, they have voted in the right or
wrong box, as the case may be.
A packed board of canvassers,
their consciences seared by false
affidavits and broken pledges of
n n t i p an f Vh nRtntaanri 1
their leaders, have met in all the
electors "as choose to attend." The
homes to grett their anxious wives
and little ones. With them the sad,
iarcicai, aisgraceiui work is ended
With their sovereign masters it is
I nnlir hocrnn Vlahf haa rteTwr nnmn
The wire8 are bu8y The vultnre
is now hovering in midair over his
Prey- ''Tbe hour is now striking
when every patriot must bury his
IUI iuu uuuu 111 ills VOUI1-
try." The work mapped out in the
thirty-fourth section is pressing
to be done. "In vain we stretc h
the net in the sight of any bird"
. a. a a
fa tn? granaiainer clause oi
I rha Trn at 1 1 ii f lrno 1 A mw.rlmo..
hHe8 the that l d-
irancnise wnite men, so this sec-
IfdeetlonMssudltJc of tha voice of
and find out If you can, what nbe ,
power and authority to send for pa
pers and persona and examine and
look upon them meana, after the
returns are signed In the presence
of the electors, unless viewed In
the light of broken pledges and
false affidavits, a lesson eo hard to
earn by boneet farmers and voters
and yet so easy and natural to the
eaders of the dominant party.
H. K. Barbell,
elford, X. C, Nov. 6, 1899.
POU'S COiJGTl AFFIDAVIT.
ONE OF HIS METHODS OF FOCUMO VO
TERS IN THE LAST CAHPAISN.'
Ill MAKES AFFIDAVIT THAT A PROPO
SITION TO DISFRANCHISE NIOROES
AND ILLITERATE WHITES WOFLO
NOT RECEIVE A SINOLE DEMOCRAT
IC VOTE IN THE LEGISLATURE. AND
DENOUNCES THOSE WHO MAKE THE
CHARGE AS SPEAKING FALSELY AND
TRYING TO FOOL THE PEOPE.
From Caucasian Oct. 19
The following affidavit made by
James H. Pou, ex-Chairman of the
State Democratic Executive Com
mittee, during the last campaign
will be interesting reading. Our
readers will remember that when
ever and wherever it was charged
In the last campaign that if the
Democratic machine under Sim
mons got control of the State, that
they would offer a scheme to dis
franchise illiterate voters, that the
charge was indignantly denied and
denounced by every Democratic pa
per and Democratic speaker as be
ing infamously false. Even Mr.
Simmons, the Democratic State
Chairman, issued an official state
ment to the voters of the State,
branding every such cnarge as
false in toto ; saying that that cam
paign lie had been charged against
the Democratic party before, and
that the charge was now so old and
so false that no one would believe
Mr. James H. Pou, the ex-Chair
man of the State Democratic Com
mittee, in his speeches made the
same declaration. But it seems
that in one of his speeches in Moore
county, some members of his audi
ence expressed doubt of the truth
of his indignant denial, and called
upon him while upon the stand to
know if he would make an affida
vit to that effect. He publicly
agreed to do so, we are informed.
The result is the affidavit below.
made at Raleigh, dated Oct. 14th,
1898. It will be noticed that Mr.
Pou, shrewd, slick and cunning as
he Is, attempted to word his affida
vit so as not to say explicitly what
he had said publicly on the stump,
and yet, at the same time, to say
enough to make it appear that his
affidavit had made good his cam
paign declaration, and fool the vo
ters into accepting his statement
and voting for the machine.
The following is a true copy of
State of North Carolina,
County of Wake. (
James H. Pou, being duly sworn,
deposes and says :
"I have never said that, if the
Democrats regained control of the
State, they intended to disfran
chise the negroes and illiterate
white voters. I never have said
any thing like this, and I know
that sucn is not the intention of
the Democratic party. I have nev
er heard a single Democrat give
utterance to such a sentiment, and
I do not believe, if such a proposi
tion comes before the General As
sembly, that it would receive a sin
gle Democratic vote. I believe that
a majority of the uneducated white
voters of North Carolina are Demo
crats. The Democratic party is
appealing to them for aid in pre
serving white supremacy in the
center and west and In restoring
it in the eastern part of this State.
They are responding to our appeal,
ana to repay tnem for their aid
with a disfranchisement of their
voUs would be folly and ingrati
tude indeed. The men who make
these charges know they speak
falsely, but their campaign this
year is run upon the idea that the
people of NorthCarolina would
rather believe a falsehood than the
trnth, and they would rather "hear
libels upon the honored dead than
to hear arguments based upon
Jamis H. Poc.
We have the highest regard for the
medical profession. Our preparations
are not wma ior ue purpose of antagon
izing them, but rather as aa auLW.
lay it down as aa established truth that
internal remedies are positively ifiinri-
ous to expectant mothers. The distress
and discomforts experienced during the
months preceding childbirth can be al
leviated only by external treatment by
applying a linimant that softens and re
laxes the over-strained muscles. We
make and sell such a liniment, com
bining the ingredients in a manner
nunerto unknown, and call it
Mother s Friend
We know that in tbonaanAa nf
it has proved more than a blessing te
expectant mothers. It overcomes morn,
ing sickness. It relieves the sense oi
tightness. Headaches cease, and dan
ger from Swollen, Hard and Rising
Breasts is avoided. Labor itself is
shortened and shorn of most of the pain.
We know that many doctors recom
mend it, and we know that multitudes
of women go to the drug stores and bay
it because they are sure their physician!
have no objections. We ask a trial
just .a fair test. There is no ptsifrk
chance of injury being the result, be
cause lothers Friend Is sdentttc
ally compounded. It is sold at fx a bot
tle, and should be used during most ol
pwiod of gestation, although great
relief is experienced if need only a short
time before childbirth. Send for or IV
hutrated book about If other's Friend.
TH3 C3ACFIELD IUXBJLATC3 CS
the people. Search around about I
Ij.-J - ATLANTA, CA. ; .
Sworn to and snbaertbed before
me this Oct. 14th. 1898.
Oeo. W. Thompson,
Geo. W. Thompson,
Ralelgb, N. C
enue stamps attached.
Be4 Tree I
t mi Slefe SeMlera
Sax Francisco, Nov. 4. The ex
aminer says that the mut in-
tlonal report of a military board
of Inquiry ever sent to the War
Department from this city, ha
been forwarded to Vabir;iMon
from the headquarter of Major
General Shafter. The ducuuirnt
consists of nearly one hundred type
written page, and contains the se
verest kind of criticism of the meth
ods employed by officers In charge
of the sick soldiers who returned
from the Philippines on the trans
ports Tartar and Newport, on Octo
Upon Major Rafter, the surgeon
of the Twentieth Kan Has Yolun
teers, who came back on the Tar
tar, the heaviest censure Is laid.
Colonel Metcalf, of the same regi
ment, who commanded the troop-
Ship, (General Funston, being only
a passenger), is Indirectly referred
Many other officers are given a
hard measure of criticism, but their
names are being withheld until
the War Department sees fit to
make known the details of the re
port. The board of inquiry which
has so severely arraigned the
transport service, was appointed
by General Shaffer two weeks ago,
at the suggestion of Colonel Alfred
C. Glrard, chief Surgeon In th gen
eral Hospital at the Presidio. Colonel
Glrard s desire for an Investigation
was occasioned by the deplorable
condition in which he found the
sick men from the transports Tar
tar and Newport. There were about
forty of them and nearly all were
suffering from dysentery.
Three men who came on thes
transports died a few days after ar
rival. They were John Fabisak
and John A. Logan, of the Fourth
Cavalry, and George W. Mill, of the
about SCOTTS EMULSION
and have a 2ue notion
that it js cod-liver oil with
its bad taste and smell and
all its other repulsive fea
tures. It is cod-liver oil, the
purest and the best in the
wor!c!, but made so pa!ata-
bit that almost everybody-
can take it. Nearly
children like it and ask
ErjlULCLCi J I
looks like cream ; it nour- P
bhes the wasted bocy cf5
the baby, child or 'adult
better than crezm or any
other food in existence, it
bears about the SLiriz r!a- $
tion to other emuIsicnsTlv.t 9
cream docs to milk. If you J
have had any experience
with other so-called "jisst V
good" preparations, vets
will find that this is k
The hypxjohosphii'is i'rzA irz ?
combined with tl ccJ-'Ivvv c:S
tve additional vcluc i" it fcecve j".
they tore up the ncrvota $yAzr
and impart strength to l':.z vJo'e A
Soc. and Si eo. alldn. in..
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemuts, New York
Brady 8a Flv Vlmee.
Abb-yville. 8. O, Nov. 4. A. E.
Brady a son of former representa
tive Wright Brady, of Sumter Co.,
was shot and very seriously woun
ded on the street here to-day, by
Wm. Gates. Brady bad been abas
Ing Gates for having arrested him
aboat two years ago, when the lat
ter was marshal at Abbey ville.
They were going ont of town to
settle the difficulty wben Brady
suddenly assaulted Gates with a
knife, and the latter fired five shots
each taking effect. Brady was
wounded in the neck, shoulder.1
m. a m a .
ngmaco ana doid. arms. iates
was arrested and is In the jail, but
it is generally believed the shooting
was done in self-defense.
are acb.'ect to
peenllar lUa. Tb
rlfbt remedy for
babies' 111a especially
worms and stomach
Fray's Verm If use
has eared sbudrea for 50 rears. Head
far 111a. book aboat tb 111 and tbe
remedy. O. Wttai mtBmt mt n eat.
re. M. D.
A. Tig Steey.
Hr. Lewis Warllek told ns Satcr
day that at 8ides Warliek'a mill
they have a drove of white ducks.
Tbey have a whits pig between two
and throe months old. This pig took
np with the dneks. When they o
wiiaaiiBK, uitj pir roes in witn
them. He said daring that vary eold
spell some time ago, he was at the
mill and saw them go in swimmiar.
They were in at least one hour and
his pigsblp wonld not leave bit
daek. When they earn ont the pig
looked like it was nearly frozen.
Thia is a atraa-o twae.TimM Her-
2 nniwuth fnvnn t
illume ij vuviu
v i iS
iuu may nave neara w i
tie tae ewaAe f t
Htate of N rth Carole a,
KseaMve Dpr m.
K!ih, N. C N-v. 3 lSJ
Whereas, tb people of Ibis Re
public hav loec bea seatoaue4
to Ht apart on day io earn yar a
a day for publ e tbackitfivisc and
r j icirg for th bleaataca f libtiy :
atd tb cracioos car of diviu
I rovidete ;
Acd, whereas, tee year tbroacb
bich w hav iatt pasl ha beo
one ebaraeteritt-d by great iadotrial
aad civi prvpeny;
Atd, wbereaa, it is fit'ieg ard
t a &
proper tnat to peorwa taenia iuro
kiJe from their asoal mjlo) meats
acd lender tbanksTViOC prUe
to All Mvh:y tioJ lor sis maaiioid
bl' ioc to th m.
Now thrfr. I. Daciel L. Ka-
ell. Governor cf the Cooamonea!tb,
fNnh Carolina, do itane this my
Proclamation, aj-poictin acd eettitg
apart Thornlav, tb JO b dy ol
November, UVJ. aa a dy of obhc
acd general Tnackgivinr, acd re
commend to all oar peopl that thy
lay a.4e the caret of their secular
employments and assemble tn their
respectif places of public worship
to render thanksgiving atd praise
to God tor the blesicg of the past
and to implore a contirnatioo of his
mercies to us as a people.
I recommend that at tb in veral
services held upon this day thns aet
spart, our people endeavor to r
member their lees fortunate fellow
ci'iz-ns who ar dependent for the
om forts of life upon the benefae
tu-ns of public and privat ebarny
by contributing of tbtir means Ivr
tb assistance of thee onl roca.
Done at ur city of Haleigh, this
3rd day ot November, in lheyarot
our Ird on thousand ight hundred
and ninety nine, and'ta ti one
hundred acd twenty-fourth year of
our American Independence.
By the G vern-r
DANIKL L. Hl'SSELL.
BAYLUS CADE, Private Secretary.
HIS LIFK WAS SAVKll.
Mr. J. K. Lilly, a promlrent eitir-n
of llaniii:al. Mo., lately bad a wonder
ful Oelivereuce from a frig-titful deaf b.
In tel ln ofitbeeajs: "I was takeu
witb Tjph'tid Ftver, that ran into
i'neumunia. My luncs berarn br
deoed. 1 was w-ak I cuuMn'teveu
sit up in bed. Nuihing; hIH ftp. I
expe. te l to soon die ut Cnumption.
wben I n-ard of Ir. KiuV New I -coverv.
One bottle save great relief
j I continut-d to ue it, and now am wrll
i and etrontr, 1 ratt't ray too murh in it
praise." mil nivrveliou nj.uicuie i
the ureft anl iuicket cure in ll.e
world for all Throat and l.ut g Troub'e.
Regular iz-s fio centn and l DO. 1 rial
bottles free at all Drug Store ; every
Saoday Brheel Coaeallaa.
County Jsanday rchocl convention
institutes, under the auspices of tb
North Carolina Sunday School As
sociatioo; will be held aa follows:
Kenansville, Duplin county Nov.
11th and 12 b.
Burgaw, I'ender county, Wedc
day Nov. 15 b.
Wilminior, New Hanover eonnty.
Thursday and Fiiday Nw. ifith t ri
SoQthport. liruaswiek coolly -
nrday and Sunday Nov. 18:h and
Whitevil!. Columbus counly,
Wednesday Nov. 22 id.
CliatOD, 8aoiHiiu erutity, Satur
day acd Sunday Nov. 25:h a?d 20 b
Tbe purpose cf these meetings i
to increase inVrest acd ftimulM
and help to better work in tbe sun
day school, aad to reorganiz. local
associations aa a means to tbia end.
It is hoped that tbe local aucda
school wirkers will inttrest them
selves to m&ke tbe meetings suceesa
ful. Meetioe r-eyin 10:G0 a. m.
J. M. BbTAN, Fi.Id See'y.
N. C. State S. 8. Association.
NO RIGHT TO UGLINESS.
Tbe woman who Is lovely io face,
form and temper will always have
friends, but one who would be attrac
tive must keep ber bealin. If ebe i
weak, aickly and all run d wn, she
will be otrvous sod irritable. If ebe
bss 'oostif stion or kidney troi-bl.
ber Impure b!ood will caue pini,lt-..
bIotcbc,akin eruption ard a wrt tied
conipleziop. Electric Hitlers is the
best medicine in tbe Wirld to regtiia'.
stomach, liver and kidney end to
purify tbe blood. It g;ie eiroic
titrves, bright eyes, m'otb, veltely
skin, rich romplm.m. It will male
a good-lot kirf, cbarminc woman of a
run-down invalid. Only &Q cen's at
all Vrug Store
Lawr ip--akic8! vl prisoner' at
bar) "I can't say on oath, sir, that
I have fcen thia man in pJacts wb re
I would be afbatn-d to he seen."
Columbus (Outr) Statu Journal.
Are errand, but Skin Eruptions r b
life of j-y. Buchlen'4 Arnica Halve,
cures tbem; alao Old, Kur.bir.c a.d
Fever 8re, Ulcers, Boiia. Felon.
Corn a. Wart, Cut. Bruie, Burn,
rcaias, unappea uaoos, Chiiblaloa.
Beat I'll cure 00 eartb. lrirea iut
Fains and Acbs. Only 25 ct. a box.
Cure guaranteed. Sold by all Drug it.
Mother: "Jo, why do vot sup
pose tb at old hen persiate in ian.
in tbe coal-bit T" Joe: "Wby inotber
I think she has aen the aiga 'Now
is the time to lay in yoar coal. '
A POWDER MILL EXPLOSION'
Removes everything in "sight; so d
drastic mineral pills, both are mighty
dangerous Dout dynamite tbe deli
cate machinery of jour bod witb
calomel, crot on oil or aloes pill, wben
Or. Kiug'swLife Pill, which are
gentle aa a umtnr breez, do the
work perfectly. Cures Headache, Con
stipation. Only 25c at all drag stores.
The young father .who tramps the
floor at night with a squalling infant
is usually a sneeessfni tacks collec
'GRASP ALL AND LOSE V ALL."
Msny people are ae Intent on "grasp
ing all" that tbey lose strength of
nerves, appetite, digestion, health.
Fortunately, however, these may be
restored by takiag Uood'a8araparilla,
which baa pat nany a business snao
on tbe road to aucceas by giving bim
good digest loo, strong nrves and a
clear brain. It do tbe same thir
for weak and tired women.
Hood's Puts core aick beadle he, in
digestio. Supposing it's . Una the British
were only lookioc for fold ia 8outh
Afriea, it naturally surprises them
to find s maeh lead. Philadelphia
do it tbaawU It
ear catarrh trv takla?
Teeta Minn It.
KVATV. Wjrt, NV. i
tion of tb train carjlnc th ;
Volunteer Infantry, wbkh tt'jt
carriril awen oia-br full .f j.
1. r.rn rvute f..f tK- I'htllj.;.!.
vi a llw hed VrU n!ay at a ,). .
a?ut on ard a half ml:- .
talle ImL. Of tb entire tr n
th engine aK-n rrmalng c.u t..
track. The Kvl.l.-tit rrurf-.t .-n
th lwtrW, Iwlf'g n t! ,
lelt ll anl forming ihe out. r ...
cuil of ruri. Against thu mX
the entire train w Jtun..1.
Arvtirdtng tu - l-t liA.rr.it
tin obtatrablf, tb train t -u -r.lrg
down Wi'rh ,., 4
douh'e h.lr. Tli gr.! t- -fc-'X
teay at that ltt, th r
nj::n applying !! air b- k.
allw in,; the u! r t nit t., f ,4l,
lark. aulng the- cuj ljij j n . ,
Jutupout ltwt-n tb m. it l
smMT.4- of t he KiMl.-r w ef" mii..,.,
Injured, ai d otn-r ti-!ly .t u
halt lake, llh, Nov. U i ,
one f-ul.llt r w 4 lrjiirtl In th 1 ,
Mcr Voluutt't-r ll. gliii.-nt
and li wit left In the li-..lt:
Te U-mmr tm 4 MIhIm
('mico.o, Nov. 4. Tb- wm. u .
1'btt-ago t.i MartN a tu . n..
toward a ) uiuitb tic .Tort toi4ft
income eutwtantltl wa) to .!. r
aU Fltihugh 1
Whet ler the aipn-ciatb n ..f u,..
Aniertcnn i! of t!.lr ! r.ry
nnd uitriotirii In tbe fx-, tit r
TothUnd a tn-t'tig .f t'. -.-Intentttl
ha Im-i-n U l for n. u
Thursday afternoon at tb.- 'M. -.,
IU-n-u llo'el. Tl bb't K io tto.r..
Ilrtiilv nnlte the iMopl if ' ...
tloti of the country through t..
tu trrvt coin mat d-r Iri J. i,t
McKinb y and M-ri.. 4,rnit.
land, Fuiler. Arinour. Vl;,t.
andt rl lit Miwl otb r w 111 ! n-V.-l
to art a n-i.il cm tu it ! ... ffV
out the inovt-lii lit III u li t inati
to r lln-y may dot iit roj r.
If Ike !!. la I utitac 1...
lie tur and U tl at'-H 1t!-
iko Svarr toe . Liliir n tr-nc. it
! bea tjir rhilJ. eifvi, f, .un.,
allay alt rtirw . ie! c,r a,,j
M tb tei rniiedy ftrdtarrL 2". n
New m tmn Mill I Mmtim.
FKMTII. Ja., N V. ." -e.:
ba teen frube'-nlnd f.r 1 i r.-tti n
mill hre, and the ai h ! .ri t nr
elapd It will u" fitu
bl af r.t -n annnnllf. A'l-o it a
roiil i e-niUed Korjth u,tt
IwutK .'10H) ta! a t e-ttti vlw
ban is uieikfte.1 here.
Th t'e eup rtotetdent f t tJ-Iie
intru"tiin ha received aj ntutnTjj
letter re(rrlieo; a pqblie rh I. It
is tb t-t.cb-r wljo writ it. He
eava th b ys who ar t'Up'U rfue
t eut I h wKxl fr tb fire in
the rbK.l houe, ar,i ibt tie
riit C h--ld tbe bota and y it
i tb dny of a teaeb-r o eat tL
wo""d. Tb-i teaber want .n kn
if lb s in to. Tii a'at anp. riMen
det f iuj tbat it ' a ti- w f-
! 'j'lir a r:t, nr,t of rii li tin rn m
N rth a-o!ia bas ei lj-for
We rtfltrOee lloiidr.d l':Ur !
wrd for any ca"A aurrti tlt ria.
but b ruvA by Hati Caterrh 'ur.
K. J. ( hiitA . T.il.i. i
We, tin- uiil-ririie3, lixan
F. J. ;li-ny frthe!at I U yeira.at4
b-lete tuiu fM-rfer ty t. . i.nMf in a I
bu-inr-a traiir lioti at.d ft 1 a- t41f
able to erry cut any oLlia.'i-fc tu&
by their firm.
aer A lt eX, VLu!eat I 'rur''.
Wi in. Ktwyaif A M k 1 1, W hole
al" IrKr2'"'", Tolla. it.
Hair 'ttarrh urr i taken inter
nally, art-re dirc'ly upon tbe Mo-.d
and n.u-io enrfatea vt lb tetu.
Tetin,oniaU et.t fre. Trtee Jic. jr
bottle. old by all IlrufSte.
Hall' Family 1'iIUaretf.e beat.
The Eminent Kidney
and Bladder Specialist.
Tie Mawrerer sf Swawa-Kset at Wsrk U
There Is a disease preratllrx in this
country most danrerous becauve v dise
tlve. Many sudden deaths are caused tf
It bean diaea?, pneumonia, besri failure
or apopSesy are cf!tn the result c4 klirejr
diaease. If V.--y tremble Is all&wed is s
vsnce the V idnev-poiobed blo&d w Jl s.ack
the vital orfmv t,r tbe r.tdneys rhemaeJvei
break dcra srsd -a away cU by cell.
Tkn the ricbr,e wf the blo&d the aurr,ea
leaks eut aad the suf:eer ha Br rbt s
Disease, tbe worst form of kidney trcable.
Dr. Kilmer'a Swamp-Root the r.ew t
covery is tbe trv- tpectf for kidney, bladder
and urinary troubles. It has cured thcutaridi
of apparent t h'elen cases, after al ctht
efforts ha re fiu'.d. At drutr'JRs in f .-fy-cent
aad dollar .r A sample bon sent fre
by mail, aisa a book tellin; about Swarr.p
Root and fit wenderful cure. A&dreiS
Dr. Kilmer flc Co.. Eiafbamtoa, N. Y. and
mention this paper.
uawit bereMW la saa
Says at Ua l we-ta-l. ecpinM r
Teet:wwi- wf VI aT rlee rrea
aa. a. a. tiiti'i scs ii K.aaa.a
m.n aemt t".
i.e M Be I mf 0
K aee "se
J - - mlm er
I Jo rata.)
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foa scTsr trees It.
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