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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
BT THE CAUCASIAN PUBLISHING CO
YltA& - S1.00
BIX MONTHS, . .60
THBEK MONTHS .85
Entered at the Pott Office id Raleigh,
N. C. at second-class mail matter
MR. DAVIS' PLKOGE.
It is well known that a majority
of the Democratic members of the
last legislature, in their campaign,
pledged the people, on the stamp,
that if they were were put into
power they would not disfranchise
anybody, white or black, and they
farther denounced as a campaign lie
every charge made by the Republi
cans and Populists that they had
any sucn intention. In a recent
editorial the Caucasian suggested
that while this was well known, it
might be well for a few affidavits to
. this effect to be made by some of
the voters of the respective counties
that -heard Democratic candidates
make such pledges. In response to
this suggestion the two affidavits
published below have been sent to
ns from Franklin county. They are
Statb of Notrh Carolina,
County of Franklin.
J. J. Wheeler being duly sworn
depos and says: That he heard
Mr. Piuuimer Davis, Democratic
candidate for the Legislature in
riaoitim county, denounce as
false any and every charge that the
Democts would, if they got the
legislation, attempt to disfranchise
anybody, white or black: or that he
would favor making any property or
educational qualification to disfran
chise any voter.
(Signed) J. J. Wheeler.
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this 15th day of December 1809
(Signed) II. A. Finch,
Justice of Peace
State of North Carolina,
County of Franklin.
Ephraim Blacknall being duly
sworn deposes and says that he
heard Mr. I'lummer Davis Demo
cratio candidate for the Legislature
in i rankhn county say publicly in
the town of Louisburg that nobody
need be afraid to vote for him, that
it elected, he wouid not vote to dis
franchise any body and he would
vote for no law that would be against
the interest of the colored race, and
in my opinion such promises as this
was the reason why several hundred
colored people in this county voted
the Democratic ticket.
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this the 15th day of Dec. 1899.
H. A. Finch.
Justice of Peace.
Of course everybody in Franklin
county, and in the whole state, for
that matter, is familiar with how
Mr. Davis, at the dictates of Mr.
Simmons and his ballot box stuffing
machine, bowed to the party lash
and violated the pledges and voted
for the dangerous disfranchising
scheme that is now pending. Can
the people trust the new pledges and
promises made by men who have so
very recently violated their pledges
SENATOR PKIICIIARD'S REPLY TO
Senator Pritchard delivered a
speech in the Senate on last Monday
in reply to Senator Morgan. H took
np the various contentions of the Al
abama Senator and analyzed and re
futed them, one by one. It is not
only an able and exhaustive argu
ment on the proposed constitutianal
amendment; but, besides, it is an im
portant contribution to the political
history of the State and country.
The Caucasian regrets the speech
was delivered too late to publish it
in this issue of the paper. It will be
published in full in ournext issue.
Those who desire to get extra copies
containing this speech in full for dis
tribution can get them at the rates of
one.dollar per hundred. Send in your
In the News and Observer of Jan
21st there appeared a communication
signed "A Populist and White Man."
And who is he? If he were in fact eith
er a Populist or a White Man it would
stem that lie would have signed his
own name to his sommunication.
We think we know who be is, if it be
that he is not the editor of the News
and Observer, who by the way, has
tried more than once to pass at least as
a Populist barnacle. lie may be some
renegade present iu the city at the
time of the Committee meeting, or
dered here by the masters that own
him, and for the purpose of writing a
communication that he was too cow
ardly to sign.
We know at least that he is not a
Populist, and If he is a white man be
is of that doubtful variety which finds
its necessary to advertise the fact.
He says that he did not attend the
meeting of the Executive Committee
on Jan. 18th. The intimation is that
he could have bad its invitation to at
tend. In this intimation it is probable
that this "Popu t and White Man"
tells an ordinary Democratic lie.
The nearest he came, or could have
oome, to being present at that meet
ing was to have been in company with
other eaves-droppers to whose garbled
report he is indebted for his misinfor
mation. His communication ia alto
gether worthy of the sueak that he is.
Elsewl re in this issue appears
another able article from Hon.
Frank Nash on the amendment.
He writes in a clear, vigorous and
convincing manner and his contri
butions will be read with interest.
The Raleigh Post says that any
thing Mr. Nash writes ''should re
ceive respectful consideration."
Senator Butler's open letter to
Capt. Geo. Wilcox on the proposed
const nt on am and
- -w m tUQ
election law has been printed inpamj
phlet form. Those who desire to ;et
copies of this pamphlet for distribu
tion can get them by addressing The
Caucasian or Hon. Cyrus Thompson,
State ChairmanR&Ieigh, N. C, They
will be furnished at the following-
rates: 25 cents per hundred, or two
dollars per thousand.
The House Committee on Elections
has just rendered a decision in the
Louisiana contest between Hon. W.
F. Aldrich, Populist, and Hon. Gas
ton A. Robbins, Democrat. The vote
of the Committee stood six in favor of
Aldrich and two in favor of Robbins.
The report of the Committee is based
upon the proof of gross ballot box
stuffing and election frauds, by which
Robbins was counted in and Aldrich
was counted out. No decision has
yet been reached in the Dockery-Bel-lamy
contest, nor in the Pearson
Crawford contest from this State.
The Senate Committee on Privi
leges and Elections is still investiga
ting the charges of bribery atrainst
Senator Clark. No little new and
damaging testimony has been given
during the past week. Yet it is dif
ficult to say at' this writing wb&t the
report of the Committee will be,
The meeting of the Populist State
Executive Committee in Raleigh Inst
Thursday was one of the moat har
monious Committee meetings the
Committee has ever hf Id. The State
Convention is called to meet in Rl
eigh April 18rh. The outlook is for
one of the most largely attended con
ventions ever held by the party.
As the campaign is now on, and as
it is the duty of every voter to read up
and to educate himself on the issues
before the people so that he may vote
intelligently, it becomes his duty to
-ead the issues from every standpoint.
In taking the Caucasian, you will get
all ideas in a nut siell. For it will
state what they are plainly and also
wherein they will affect the average
voter, either for good or evil Every
Populist as well as every other voter,
should read it. The purpose to make
it rich, rare rucy.and fill ic with , facts
and argument from week to week that
cannot be refuted. And it will oulj
costfl a year or 50cts. for C months;
and remember,. in reading it, you will
get four times the worth of your
money. There will be hundreds of
facts in it that you will not find any
where else, facts too that will startle
you. Take it and read it.
STATE CONVENTION, APRIL 18.
THE DATE FIXED BY THE PEOPLE'S
PARTY STATE EXECUTIVE COM
MITTEE. Senator liutler's Le.'ter Kodorsed An Ad
dress Issued The Sentiment of the
Committee on the Amendment.
The meeting of the State Com
mittee of the People's Party on last
Thursday was one of the most har
monious and enthusiastic; mat
ing ever held in the history of the
party. The following resolutions,
which were unanimouslv arinnteri
set forth the action taken by the
"Resolved. That the ch airman nf
me i-eopies Party State Commit
tee be authorized and directpri tr,
call a State convention of tho Peo
ple's Party to assemble in Raleigh
on Wednesday, April the 18th,
1900, and in connection with snr-h
call he invite tho assembling of a
general conference of members of
tne reo pie's l'arty on Tuesday
night, April 17, l'JOO; and that he
be authorized to extend
invitation on behalf nf tho Ktntr.
committee to such citizens of the
btate committee to address a-iiri
conference as may be decided prop
er and advisable by him.
"liesolved, lhat while it does
not come within tha otTir-inl
gatlves of tho State committee to
so direct, it is recomnienrleH that.
county conventions called for elect
ing delegates to the State conven
tion defer the nominations
ty and legislative tickets until af
ter tne meeting of the State con
vention. "Resolved. That tho letter vp.
cently written by Hon. Marion
iiutler to Capt. George Wilcox, con
cerning the election law enacted
by the General Assembly of 189'J,
and the franchise amendment tr
the Constitution submitted by the
same doqv is entitled to the mncf
careful and fullest consideration of
an voters and citizens who favor
political libertv and
ernment, and that said letter is un-
quaiineaiy commended and en
dorsed by this committee ; and that
the chairman of the committee take
immediate steps to eilectthe pub
lication and distrihutinn ct tftir
thousand copies of the same."
ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE.
"The executiue committeo nf tho
People's Partv of North Ha
while holding the principles here
tofore declared in convention fool
that it would be derelict in its duty
if It should fail to give a note of
warning to the people on the new
issue raised by the last Legisla
ture. The election law enacted by
that body is intensely partisan
and so open to fraud and corrup
tion that all honest men who lnvo
liberty may well view it with
alarm, ine proposed constitutional
amendment, even if the courts
should sustain It would degrade the
poor, uneaucatea white men who
become of age after 19.8 below tho
educated neero. It would pvpn de
grade him below the uneducated
iree negro who should become of
age prior to 1908. But no unbiasted
man who has education Knffirinr
to pass his examination before the
election boards for resist rinn
who will take the trouble to read
or himself can doubt that th fifth
section of the proposed amendment.
1 A 1 II . . "
Known as me "grandfather" clause,
is In direct violation nf tho "Fif
teenth Amendment to the Consti
tution of the United States.
"No lawyer whose cride of renn-
tfttion as a jurist has not been hum
bled by his ambition for political
preferment has ever said.
ever say, that this fifth or grand-
father clause will stand the test in
We warn the white people that
this amendment will disfranchise
approximately as many white men
as it will negroes in this State, and
leave the negro still a factor in pol
itics, with as much power as ba
"We warn the uneducated white
men, both old and young, that this
amendment will deprive them of
the right to vote and degrade them
politically below the educated negro-
"This has always been a white
man's government, and always
will be. There are two white vot
ers to one colored voter; hence the
State is in no danger of negro su
premacy. And since our present
Supreme Court has decided that the
Legislature may pass such laws for
each county as may be necessary for
its proper government, no eastern
county need fear negro rule.
"The real question presented in
the amendment Is, whether or not
all the white citizens shall partici
pate in elections or whether the
uneducated whites shall be forced
to stand aside on the day of elec
tion along with the uneducated-negroes
like convicted criminals,
while the educated negroes walk
up to the polls and vote.
'This amendment, if adopted,
would end popular government in
this State.- It would turn the offi
ces over to a select few, who would
rnot feel bound to respect the rights
of the common people, because the
common people would not be able
to enforce respect at the ballot box.
It would build up a ruling class
which in time, would become moro
haughty and tyrannical than the
Czar of all the Kussias.
"Since the issue in the coming
j State election are above all party
considerations, they should be con
sidered from the highest plane of
patriotism and self-protection. It
therefore behooves all political par
ties as well as individuals to lay
aside all partisan feelings and join
themselves together for the pur
pose of defeating the most danger
ous proposition ever made to the
people of North Carolina."
SENAT0R PRITCHARD ON THE
Discussfd it Thoroughly In the Senate.
Special to The Caucasian.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 22, 1900.
Senator Pritchard today addressed
the Senate on hia resolution declaring
that any State that attempted to con
fer the right of suffrage by inheritance
violated the Constitution of the
United States. His speech was an
able, complete and convincing answer
to Senator Morgan's speech. He argued
the question from a constitutional
stand-point, quoting numerous decis
ions from the Supreme Court,
proving beyond a doubt that the pend
ing measure in North 'Carolina will
not stand the test of the highest court.
He quoted from the Democratic band
book, which denounced all who
charged that the Democrats would
pass a disfranchising act as false, and
then showed up the base and glaring
treachery of the North - Carolina ma
chine for doing that which they
solemnly pledged they would not do.
He quoted, with effect, from the
speech of the lamented Vance who took
the position in favor of universal suf
frage and said that since the death
of the great statesman, who was be
loved by all parties in the State, the
machinery of the Democratic party in
North Carolina had gotten into the
control of those who favored domina
tion of the classes and appression of
the masses and denial of their right
to take part in the control of the state
affairs. As showing the sentiments of
those good, honest, liberty loving
white citizens of the State who through
no fault of their own, can not read and
write he quoted with pertinence the
remark made by Mrs. Wiley Jones,
after the battle of Cowpens to the
British officer, Tarleton who spoke
disparinglv of Washington, said he to
Mrs. Joses: "You appear to think
very highly of Colonel Washington,
and yet I have been told that he is so
ignorant a fellow that he can hardly
write hi3 name." "It may be the case"
she readily replied, "but no man bet
ter than yourself, Colonel, can testify
that he knows how to make his mark."
It was at the battle of Cowpens that
Washington wounded larleton in the
hand, and this provoked the pointed
and stinging retort from Mrs. Jones.
Seuator Pi itcnard siid that there are
citizens in North Carolina who can
not read and write, but they will make
a mark that wi'l be felt severely when
ths time comes to act in order to pre
serve their sacred rights and liberties.
The speech was an able, strong and
convincing defense of the right of the
poor and ' uneducated white man,
whose liberties are now in danger.
IF THE MESSENGER BELIEVES WHAT
It St1d in 1893, c in it Uphold the Tresent
Election Law and the Methods of the
Kedshlrt Machine ?
Looking over my scrap-book, I find
that in the early part of January, 1893,
the Wilmington Messenger copied-a
dart of a personal letter I wrote to the
editor thanking him for the stand he
had taken in behalf of honest elections
against fraud, and he went on to quote
that portion of my letter in which I
maintained that our liberties rested
upon an honest election, and contend
ed that the man who would use dishon
est means to place himself or friends
in office would sell the interests of his
constituents for selfish gain.
Commenting upon the above, the ed
itor, Dr. Kinirsbury, then said :
'The Democrats of North Carolina
simply cannot afford to countenane
ballot-box stuffing, ballot bull-dozing,
or ballot cheating. Men who do this
will go to the wall under an appeal to
trickery and foul play. There are tecs
of thousands of good and true Demo
crats in North Carolina who are infi
nitely above any party that wins its
way by fraud And eorrupMon. The Re
publicans were rejscted in part because
of this very corruption."
I ask if the Doctor- can uphold such
an election now? It would r.eem to any
unbiased man who has one scintilla of
respect for honesty that any one who
could write such in 1893 would either
have to condemn the present outrage
ous e'ection law, born of and through
corruption or prove to the world that
what be writes now is not to be trust
ed or depended upon if honesty and
fair play is to be eought.
Wilmington, N..C., Jan. 16, 1900,
SOME PLAIN FACTS ABOUT THE
The lineal Dsscendent Section
SUPREME COURT NOT THE
CREATURE OF FLEETING
Thin Silly Cry of Xero l-minti.u In
tereatlng Article on the Campaign
Issue by Frank ah.
Editor of The Gaztte.
In reading the opinions of judg
es whom I have never seen, I have
the habit of forming some mental
conception, not oiilyofthe ability,
but of the appoarance and person
ality of those judges. Of course as
I discover afterwards, I miss as of
ten as I hit the mark ; yet there is
something fascinating in the oper
ation, while at the samo lima it
gives interest to and fasten-f the at
tention upon those opinions.
Now, Mr. Simmons in his latest
collection of arguments for the pro
posed suffrage provision, 1ns saved
me all this trouble, for a likeness
of its author accompanies each one
of them. These authors, however,
are not judges, not by any manner
of means, but simple advocates of
tho pro side of a legal and political
question. All of them are politi
cians, too, or have held political of
fice. Some of 'hem are old sinners
in this regard. Others have here
to fore taken what they fondly im
agine to be a rear seat in the syna
gogue, and are anxiously craining
their necks lest they should be for
gotten and not be invited to come
up higher. All of them are, of
cours, able men, men of reputation
and character ; and, as their Great
Leader, Mr. Bryan, makes politics
a profession, there is no reason why
they, his followers, should not be
politicians, if they want to be; but
it is always well to be wisely cau
tious in giving full credence to in
terested j udges or advocates, or wit
nesses or politicians.
Gov. Jarvis is a man of much
more than ordinary ability as a
man and political manager well
balanced and generally wise, and
ne is withal kind and benevolent
I think there is no hypocrisy in his
make up, except when he is soft
sawdering a sovereign, and of this
art he is past grand master. But to
save my lire, whn reading his ar
ticle, I could not prevent the mem-
'oryof an illustration in Dickens'
Martin cnuzzlewit" from haunt
ing me. It represents Mr. Pecksniff
strolling along a pathway in a
wood, tne bare boughs of whose
trees made an archway over his
head and a vista of light beyond.
His hands, with palms together,
were on his breast, and his eves
were turned heavenward, and there
was about him an indiscribable at
mosphere of benevolence, of good
ness and of wisdom. Underneath
was the legend : "Rustling among
the last year's leaves the placid
Judge Conner, too, has an envia
ble reputation in the State, as a
lawyer, as a judge and as a man.
But compare his bar association
address with his article on Section
5, published about the same time.
In the former he is clear, able, dig
nified and self-confident: in the lat
ter his argument, if argument it
may be called, is enveloped in a
haze of words. He lays down prin
ciples that are not . sustained by
either tho history of our country or
the decided cases. He seems to join
in the hue and cry of his smaller
colleaarues aerainsr those vcm Ha
' ' c J - -. . . .
4- . . l : v : i . 1 1 i . i , . t
v j umui wi tii inem as to tne consti
tutionality of Section 5. They, to
them, are either interested noliti-
cians ("wretches concentered all in
sen or vaporing fools. So his dig
nity therein appears a strut and
his self-confidence mere pretence.
Haviug given these general im
pressions, I proceed now to exam
ine more minutely some of the po
sitions taken by these gentlemen.
Judge Conner seems to put his
whole defense of Section 5 on the
followinggrouiuls : "Constitutional
law is not an exact science, nor
should it be. Adhering to general
principles, it is a medium for giv
ing expression to and enforcing
wisely, carefullv and conservative.
ly well-matured public sentiment,
enabling written constitutions to
expand and adjust themselves to
national growth." .Public senti
ment io the north ha changed very
much since the adoption of the loth
amendment. Section o is an ex
pression not only of the will of the
people of the State but of the whole
South, and as the court is not as
tute to find a conflict with the con
stitution, but on the contrary as
tute to reconcile state legislation
with it, Section 5 will be declared
He quotes the Atlantic Monthly
and cites Mr. Thorn's "Inevitable
Readjustment of the Law." The
federal constitution, according to
him, has as much elasticity as the
common law is said to have, and he
creates a court even higher than
our court of last resort in federal
questions, the courv of public senti
ment. I do not intend to enter into a
finespun inquiry as to the possibil-
uy oi tne individual members of a
court being influenced bv their en
vironment or by the action t f pub
lic opinion upon them. Jsor have
I, nor do I claim, that constitution
al law is an exact science as is
mathematics, for if it was there
would be no need of course to con
strue constitutions, as every man
could work out bis own problem. It
is, however, easy to show that judge
Conner's argument is based upon a
false premise, looking atlt from the
standpoint pf the decided cases or
of history, or of our own experience.
I have never seen nor heard of a
case decided by the Supreme Court
of the United States of which it
could be truly said that therein the
court pandered to public sentiment.
On the contrary, I know numbers
of cases which it decided right In
the face of what was then the con
trolling public sentiment. I need
only mention Merrymsn's Garland's
and the civil rights ca&es.Jt is true
that there have been some fluctua
tions in the opinions of the court,
occasioned generally by conflict be
tween strict construction and liber
al Construction Of the conKtirntinT.
-and a change of the personnel of the
court, jsac an mis was to a great
decree settled bv the war. when tho
federal idea triumphed and the
unitea states was made a nation
by the thirteenth, fourteenth and
imeenin amendments. 4
There Is a wide difference between
the license cases in 5 Hnwanl mi
the twd cases, Robbins vs Taxing
District (the drummers case) and
Leisyvs. Hardin, (the original
packing case), yet these latter ca
ses were not decided t tho rllta.
tion of any public sentiment, how
ever Wise or lUSt Or eonaervatlro
that public sentiment my have
Oren ior me iounaatlon principles
Of those decisions wr ennniatoH
long ago by Judge Marshall in
urown vs. .uaryiana.
Taking the most recent cases, the
income tax cases, as an illustra
tion, I believe the income tax idea
to be founded upon a wise. Inst and
conservative public sentiment: vet
tne court, disregarding the public
sentiment, through its chief justice,
himself, a Democrat, dec'ared it un
constitutional, and thus almost
hopelessly crippled the Democratic
party. I might go on indefinitely,
but this is sufficient.
Public sentiment is constantly
shifting. It is as. unstaple as the
sea. What is to it now wise, iimt
and conservative may not have
been so ten years in the past, or
may not be so ten years in the fu
ture, isesides there is no fixed stand
ard bv which vou can iudere of the
justice, wisdom or conservatism of
this public sentiment. To one man,
it may have all these excellent
qualities, to another it may be to
ta'ly devoid of them. So the court
that would be influenced by it
would be like a ship at sea. with.
out rudder or compass, carried hith
er and tnitner py overy wind that
blows. And the Supreme Court of
the United States is not that court
'Why did you not tell Judge
jiarsnau mat tne people of Araer
ica demanded a conviction?" was
asked of Mr. Wint after Burr's trial
"Tell him "that." was the renlv
"I should as soon have cone tn
Herschell and told him that the
people of America insisted that the
moon nad nornes as a reason why
he should draw her with them "' '
Anc1 the only public sontiment to
which that court pays any heed is
mat wnicn nas been expressed in
the way and by the means which
A 1 a . . .
me constitution ltseir has provi
The public sentiment of the times
was crystalized into the fifteenth
amendment, and the court is bound
in law and in conscience to enforce
that amendment until public sen
timentiment intervenes a c a i n
through constitutional channels
and repeals it. And Mr. Thom
himself, in the address, cited "The
Inevitable Readjustment of the
Law" reaches the same conclusion,
says he : 'The ereat wronir wa dnno
whenthe 15th amendment was adoD
A. j mi. v .
tea. xne oniy romedy is its uncon
Though constitutional law is not
an exact science, it is a set of gen
eral principles which in the annli
cation make the dead words of tho
constitution a living power. Judge
. iorgets tnis wnen he attempts to
out, me nrteentn amendment back
into tho archives of the past with
the mouldy remains of the public
sentiment which brought about its
The Supreme court, in both the
South Carolina and Mi ssisinni pet.
ses, has definitely and distinctly
iaiu uown mis principle. A suffrage
qualification to be in accord with
me ntteentn amendment must op
ERATE EQUALLY, IMPARTIALLY AND
UNIFORMLY UPON BOTH RACES AND
UPON THOSE FORMERLY FREE OR
FORMERLY BOND. -
Now section 5. bv a ourelv arbi
trary provision, removes the edn
cational qualification from tho nrae.
ncany an wnite men, but leaves it
in full force upon all ex-slaves or
A. 11 11 W m a . .
descendants of slaves.
Does that look like uniformitv
oi oppression :
Why, they admit that it is not.
Not a speech, not an article have I
read (and I' expect that I have read
about all of them) that does not
glory in that fact, and assert that
the uneducated white man should
vote because the ballot is his hirth-
right, while to the negro, first a
oaroanan, men a slave, it was a
harsh and cruel erift. Thev then tm
on with a confusion of ideas, or a
caim assurance, most remarkable
and argue that section 5 is consti.
tutional, because the negro is dis
franchised not on account of his
race and previous condition but be
cause he is unfit to yote, forgetting
mat me niceentn amendment has
impressed its imprimature of fit
ness upon him, after he had been
both a barbarian and a 6lave, and
that they are expressly forbidden
therein to make classes, whose di
viding line are racial, characteris
tics or which confers greater privi
leges upon those formerly free than
upon those formerly bond.
You cannot enlarge the suffrage
privilege of the white race alone
without denying or abridging the
sunrage ngnt or the black race.
All these gentlemen, including
Mr. E. J. Justice, mistake the uni
formity required by the federal con
stitution, and that is the funda
mental error of their arguments.
If every white man in the State
21 years of age could read and write
and no negro 21 years of age could,
I believe that an educational qual
ification would be constitutional,
though it disfranchises every ne
gro and no white man, for it would
operate uniformly and would tend"
or be reasonably adapted to secur
ing a purer ballot. But a merely
arbitrary qualification that has no
relation to a purer ballot, except as
it disfranchises the negro and does
not the white man of the same class
educationally, does not and can not
operate uniformly, so of course It
is obnoxious to the federal consti
tution. Governor Javis, rather loftily,
puts all the argument against the
constitutionality of section 5 to
one side. "He assumes its consti
tutionality because certain Great
Men have said it was constitution
al. Even greater men, under the in
fluence of like passions. arlvrntorl
the adoption of the fifteenth amend
ment, both as wise in policy and
just in theory. We .all know to
what a pass it brought the South.
The pendulum swung too far in one
direction, then are not the Govern
or and other great men swinging it
too iar in otner directions now? Be
sides some of those Great At en vcara
members of the last legislature. It
is to be supposed that they know
DOCTORS USE PE-RU-MA.
DS. J. TT. FtJCL,
S. B. Hartman, M. D., Columbus, O.:
It is now seventeen years slnoe I re
ceived the first edition of your book
entitled 44 The Ills of Life." I received
it In the evening mail, and before I
retired I read and pondered over every
word In the book. I was greatly im
pressed with your candor and sincerity.
The book left no doubt in my mind as to
the remarkable virtues of your Pe-ru-na.
It was because of this impression that I
resolved I would test your assertions,
and test them in a way that could leave
I began prescribing Pe-ru-na, as rec
ommended in your book, and prescribed
It precieely as you directed. As you
know, the prevailing diseases are in
flammations or irritations of the inter
nal organs of the body, either of the
head, the throat,
the lungs, bowels,
etc I prescribed
it hundreds of
times for these
all the following
and I have never
lost a single case
during all this
time, although I
have often related
th 1 3 to my mod ical
associates, who at
D. P. Nlehart, M. D.,
of Nebraska City,
Mo., prescribe Pern-n
their doubts, and sometimes very em
phatically, but after I had treated a large
number of cases that had been given up,
and cured them, they began to believe
-what I said. ft
I rely so wholly upon Pe-ru-na in
very -disease that affects the mucous
membranes lining the internal organs,
that I never for a moment think of pre
scribing anything else. Since using Pe-ru-na,
1 have never had a patient die
from inflammation of the lungs, bladder,
bowel, stomach or kidneys. Every case
recovered in a very short time. J Uiwr
the law, yet under the spur of par
tisan rancor they enacted as much
unconstitutional legislation as did
Its predecessor of 18U7.
Whether section 5 is constitution
al is, to my mind, the important
Question. If it is nnrrmst itnHnnii
then all the discussion aboui the
Inferiority of the negro, is to a cer
tain extent irrelevant, for ovorv n
admits it. Every one admits that
negro rule would be an evil; yes
ii I. . ' i
mure luau au evil, a viie aoomina-
Why then all this elon nonce all '
tnese exciting appeals to the white
- ... . i
man to rememoer nis past and pro
tect his future, unless it is to turn
his attention from the true issuo.
to mystify him and to excite his
prejudices and Dassions. with in
justice and cruelty and revenge as
a sequel? All, all, utterly in vain
if section 5 is unconstitutional, and
tnat unconstitutionality renders
void the whole suffrage scheme.
bo far as I am concerned I car
not a jot or title what horn of the
dilemma these trentlemen mnv
take on the second branch nf th
discussion, i. e., whether the whole
provision -would be void or onlv
section 5; the great question is on
tne constitutionality of section 5,
and I have not the slightest doubt
myseit, mat it is unconstitutional.
There is another view, however
of the suffrage nrovlsion. It 1
not disfranchise the reading and
writing negroes, and four times out
of five they, in this State, have been
the occasion, if not the cause, of all
the conflicts between the races. It
does disfranchise a large majority
of the ex-slaves, many of whom
were humble friends of their m Me
ters, rather than slaves; many of
whom were the faithful supporters
and protectors of their masters'
families when they were at the
front, and many of whom are now
valuable citizens of the communi
ty in wnich they live.
Again, just as capital and immi
grants are beginning to come to the
State from other states, they Incor
porate a Transvaal feature, that re
quiring a two years' residence in
the State. All this to prevent ne
gro rule ! All this too when there
was no such thing as negro rule in
this State from 1877 to 1897 when
in 1890, there were two white vo
ters to one necrro voter, and the. rel
ative proporsion in favor of the
whites is growing larger and lar
ger every year both from naural
Increase and immigration tn the
State; when the white voters of!
ihe State have never failed, and i
never win ran. to rallv to the sun-
port of the Dartv which will de
stroy it, when there Is any threat
oi negro rule; wnen they have re
stored county eovernment to the
negro counties (laws 1899, chapter
488,) and when thev have civen the
registrar a discretion to reject any
voter if in his ODinion he has nnt '.
established his right to registra-i
North Carolina laws 1899. rh !
507, sec. 11.) with Its two white vo-'
ters, to one negro voter, Is not like !
vus.u vaiVJIIia. TV L 11 llAft .-all I H I T1W
gro voting majority ; or Mississippi
wim aoout same majority, or even
Louisiana with onlv 10.000 white
majority.lt has a source of strength-
1 ZA IS) - . . a . . I
in ltseu, wunout naying to resort
words, I prescribed Pe-ra-na for all
of catarrh aid iaos. I believe yon art
right in cWiu.: all Irritations and In
flammation!! of the internal organs as
face, and also
that such Irri
tation and in
flammation are caused
either by tak
ing cold, or by
Dr. J. VT. Ehhrrt. of Neo
sho, Jlo.. n erit'liial of
thre M-hiM.ln of m.-.ll-cln
uw-s tv-runa id
bis irn-t!re with
1 see that
use a portrait
when you publish a certificate, and as I
have just had some pictures taken,!
enclose you one. You can use it and this
letter, one, or boib,jut as you wish, if
you think it will promote the use of
Pe-ru-na. If you would like special
cases thatlhare treated with Pe-ru-na,
I can give you hundreds of them.
Very tru y yours, Pr. J. V. Tence.
A. V. IVirin, M. D. 8, 1K Ilalsey
street, Brooklyn, N. Y,in a recent let
ter toI)r. 1 1 art man
says the following:
"I am using your
and am recommend
In g it to my pa
tients in all cases
of catarrh, and find
it to lie more than
you renn-M-nt. Pe- Z r- n,
ru-na can l
now of all dniffcists
in this section; at A W' perrlo'M- I-K-
the time 1 U pan using it, it was ra
il now n."
Send for winter catarrh lok. Ad
dress The P-ru-na Mcdit iue rol'olum
t mlif!l! am iin-nnciiinll....l
- --- - - . --- - - -.. -iiiuiivimj
measures, which, in my opinion,
a 1 1 uiijufi, II uuicnil'l.
Men can be cur-d privately and pos
itively at home of ail weakness and
A ieses. Write for new free book. Dr.
J. X. Hat! away, 22'.j, South Itroad St.,
OLD-TIME ZEB VANCE DEMOCRAT.
l.x IC'PrrM-otatita Uarcrovs mt Haywood
C ount lT That he is Against tha Pro
poxa.1 Arornilines-He Ssjrs It Is loijast
and liuronstltntlonal, and That Vaklsr
Vanea Oppoard Such Ulkfrfenrhlalna
Ex-State representative W. H. Uar
grove, of G.nl?n Creei, Hywood
county, was in ihe city yesterday
morning. In renewing his subscrip
tion to the Gazette be eaid: "I desire
o compliment you on the fearltrs
fight you are making s gainst the
amendment. I am an old time Demo
crat, atd there are masy in ray sec
tion who can boast of the sam dis
tinction. With some f zceptiona, we
Are opposed to this attempt to de
prive white men of their prerogative.
"I fought asimilsr mea?'ia when I
was in the legislature eleven years
ago. It was introduced at a mid
niebt caucus and for that reason the
proceedings were never printed, as I
can remember. It was the waro.es'
kind of a debate, bat the m"scre
was defeated by a mall majority.
Such eminent D m cras as Jodtre
Hoke, Liatenant O vr-rnor Daagh
ton and Mr. George Jones n-rcely
opposed the bill as urdetn eratie.
Zeb Vance was n t prfs-M at this
caacu", bat was known to be in sym
pathy with the oppoFitin.
"No, we old timef Democrats d
not iotetd to organ'z; anU-am nd
ment eluta. We ar gwug tn make
a snll' fight against the proposed
amecdm'nt and eleetiun law. L-t me
tell you, tae amendments wili get a
big sarpr.se wben the returns from
Haywood are turned in.
44 It is an HI Wind
ThatBtows Nobody Good0
That small ache or pain or
weakness is the 44illunnd"
that directs your attention to
the necessity of purifying
your blood by 'taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla. Then your
whole body receives good,
for the purified blood goes
tingling to every organ. It
is the great remedy for all
ages and both sexes.
Dyspepsia " CompUaicd vBH
liver And kidney trouble. I suffered for
years from dyspepsia, ojHh severe pains.
Hood's SarsAparSLA made me strung and
hearty." B. Emerton, iuborn. Me.
"111 l-il asl i T -f'iff-
Uood'i FUJb ears Brer Ills ; ths aoBrrttstfofaad
only fsthartte to trnJcg wltlL Hood's BaraanarW.
If there ia a man with two ii
a half rTiina of hem who
belieTta that th MlTra araet f
ment will dUfraaehiae whiu .
The Citixen would l;ke to baT
pbotorraph Aaberille CitiiBt.
Th Citliena can fret the pietc
of the Wiltnitgton
Charlotte Obaerrer. the (into,,
Xtw-f, all the Democratic paper,
and speakers doner tbe Iat ta.
paign. In fact, it can gtt u p.
tore of every lawyer and nt
who bat "two and a half jrraiti of
fnae." For erery one that U,
that moth eenae knows that i tt i;
does tot ditfranehite white tcea,
then it is nseonstitntiooal. Bat '
credit thi Citixens with being oa
thing ia the State that does cot
kcow any better.
UTETINCDF tne EXECUTIVE COIllT.
TEE OF VANCE COUNTY.
KlattM Wr FmtmmA laiutiti .
r llatlvr s Lrttor ( Sir. W
Ho-ntRsov. X. CI, Jan !JKK)
The Executive ronomtlN'e nf tb
Populist rartr of Van aittt mt
today in executive ion atdj aad
resolutions nnaBrmoaslv erx g
Senator B liter's letter in tn- r
Mr. wai fra r.i .ett :t8.
si Ameodmecr, arl !l ai. ,
bim inte.J'M U- ft t U kt
1 l.fcvTt". t cf i. : rrjr t-eon.
ttis State. ji.K.ft'ViL . 1
carrbna, sbd we plfik ear mas- -
now vo roust ine tun vote oi r
county as cast ajrsiBtt tbrte wu
urea. W beariilj esdiaa the Cui..M
of The Carcasiav oa these m
ores atd ak the people everywhere
to help circulate the paper so tin
the ptork can have information.
POll'S CAMPAIGN AFFIDAVIT.
ONE K1!IS METHODS OK
KOOMNG VtlTKltS IN THE
HK MAKIH AFFIDAVIT Til AT A l'l;r.
OflTlOX TO IMCKKAM ll!E M -
;kokm and ii.mtcratc whiiis
WolTI.D XT KtCKIVB A PIM.l t
DEMOCRATIC VOTKR IV THK t tu!-J-ATl'Kg
AKI KENOt'Nt IM TIK'hk
WHO MIKK THC CHAIU.t: Aft erKAk
ING rALM LV AMilKVIXU To MhL
Fro'm Caucasian tkrt. lil.
The following affidavit made ly
James II. I'ou, ex-Chairman of the
Statt- I democratic Executive t'-otn-mltte,
during the last campaign,
will b Interesting reading. Uar
readers will remember that when
ever and wherever It was charged
in the last campaign that if th
Democratic machine, under Sim
mons go control or the State, that
tbey wouldc.GVra scheme to "dis
franchise Ulitterat votee, that the
charge wa indignantly denied ami
denounced by very I democratic
speaker as being Infamously falw.
K-cn Mr. Simmon, the 1 democrat
ic State Chairman, Issued an offici
al statement to the voters of the
State, branding every nuch charge)
as false In toto: Kavinir that that
campaign lie had ben charged
against ine democratic party be
fore, and that the charge waa cow
ao old and eo falne that no one
would believe It
Mr. James II. Pou, the ex-Cb air
man of th State I democratic Com-
mlttee. In bis snoeche made tha
same declaration. Hut It eeeme
that in one of his speeches In M or
county, some members of hia audl-
dlence expressed doubt of the truth
oi uis indignant denial, and called
upon him while upon the atand to
know If he would make an affida
vit to that effect. He publicly
agreed to do so. we are Informed.
Thp result Is the affidavit below.
made at llalelgh, dated Oct. 14th.
IS'JS. It will be noticed that Mr.
Pou. shrewd, slick and cunnloir sut
he is, attemp'ed to word bis affida
vii so as not to say explicitly what
ho had said nubllclv on the atnmn.
and yet at the same time, to aay
enough to make It appear that his
affidavit had made good his cam
paign declaration, and fool the vo
ters Into accepting bis statement
and voting for the machine.
ine following is a t rue copy of
State ok North Caromka, (
iountv or Wake. (
James 0. Pou. beinz dulv sworn
deposes and says:
I have nver said that. If ih
Democrats retrained control of tl.s.
state, tbey intended to disfranchise
the negroes and illiterate white vo
ters. I never have aald anything
like this, and I know that aoch la
not the Intention of the Democrat
ic party. I have never heard a aln
gle Democrat give utterance to
such a entiment, and I do not be
lieve, if Much a proportion com
before the General A trembly, that,
it would receive a si ogle Democrat
ic vote. I believe that a majority of
the uneducated white voters of
North Carolina are Democrat. The
Democratic party is appealing to
them for aid in preserving white
supremacy in the center west and
In restoring It In the Eastern part
of this State. Tbey are responding
to our appeal, and to repay them for
their aid with a- disfranchisement
of their votes would be folly and
ingrattiude Indeed. The man
who makes these charges knuw
they speak falsely, bat their cam
paign this year is run upon the
idea that the peop! of North Car
olina would rather believe a false
hood than the truth, and they
would rather hear libels upon Ihe
honored dad than tn hx enru
inentH based upon truth.
Jamks If. Por.
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this October 1st 1898.
Ge. V. Tbompsox,
-o. w. Thompson,
BaWb, N. C.
' Tiro five cent 'documentary rev
enue atampt attached.
If tfc Kabr Caflng Tawta.
B sore and use that old and w-ll
tried remedy, lias. Vi'.voiT Sootii
lo Syscf lor cbildren teething It
soothes tbe chiltf, softens tb gums,
a'lays all pain, cures wiod colic and
is tbe best remedy for diarrhoea. 3& cU
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