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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, JUNE 14, 1900.
Tho Democratic county conven
tions in both Haywood and. Bruns
wick counties have split on the
il.. franchising amendment.
"if the Domooratio party does not
h mih stir op its stumps," says the
(ireensboro Keeord (Dem), "it wili
-ike up injAugust to wish it had."
When there is nothing left bat
etuturs there is not ranch chance of
irring or. waking np. Asheville
.Mr. Avcock is re-canvassing the
mountains that, too, after Craw
ford had been politically crucified
fur Democratic attonement. Bay,
whil" we think of it, if, because the
K, publicans (T) cheated Crawford
out of his seat, will kill the Itepub
hfjin party in the Ninth district,
what will become of the Democratic
party in the State, when, through
their dishonest election law, Damo
oerats "steal" the whole State!
I'ou't all speak at once.
Mr. Newsom, of Hertford, writes
to the Observer that he is a Popu
list, but will vote with the Demo
crats from now on, because their
principles are the same as the Pop
ulists. We differ with Mr. New
som. The Populists do not advocate
red shirts, intimidation and murder.
They do not endorse ballot box
Htutling and stealing. They do not
bliove in dishonest election laws.
They believe every man who pays
taxes, has to work the roads, fibt
for his country and obey the laws,
should not be deprived of his only
weapon, the ballot. Mr. Newsom is
The News and Observer tries to
explain, through others, how and
why Polk county elected a negro
magistrate. "The Republicans had
no ticket for magistrates. The Dem
ocrats had. They elected all except
one and he was a negro. They say
the negroes ran and elected him
without the aid of the negro vote.
Why don't the Democrats explain
White's election to Congress in the
same way? Why do they want to
lay the blame for White's election
on the Populists and white Repub
licans of the district! They are not
as much to blame for it as the Dem
If Populist speakers, in their
speeches, should say they were go
ing to "rule the State or make it a
graveyard,'' they would deserve
condemnation. And every honest
man would do it, too. Such expres-
Bions by anybody are wrong, ana a
wise, safe and considerate gentle
man will not say so, either. We
have beard of some Democrats using
such language. It shows that those
who nse it do so because they have
no argument, and the sad reality
has run them mad and crazy. This
is a free country, and every white
man has a right to his religious and
political views, ivery white man
has the right to vote in this State as
his conscience dictates, and they
will do it, too.
LITERARY EDUCATION AN EVIL, NOT
It Encoaraee Iflm. innL -r . ... 1 1
oo, to NtragKl For a Position That
Will Not ba Olven Iflm.
In his annual report to the Win
ston Graded School, Superintendent
"I am convinced that much of the
work done in the higher grades at
the colored school will be of no
practical benefit to the negro. A
literary education only encourages
him to try to occupy a position that
will never be accorded him. I favor
therefore, eliminating the studies
that are beyond the range of the
common school substituting some
industrial ieaiures mat win wain
these pupils along lines that are
bound to follow sooner or later."
The above is clipped from the
News and Observsr of June 1st. If
they argue now that education is a
curse to the neerro. it will not be
long when the amendment passes
and the machine is enthroned till
the same crowd will say, to educate
farmers' boys, they too will want
positions and offices, and we town
Folks will be in dancer. Then free
schools will be out off, or very short.
There is slavery and negro rule in
THE SWANS3GR0 LETTER.
Democrat Want Office More Than They
Don't Want Negro.
For The Caucasian.
A few items from Swansboro. per
haps would not be amis, as I don't Bee
an ytbing from way down East often,
neicner news or interest nor political.
Our little berg ought to be noticed
sometimes, I think; because it is a
factor of importance very often in the
history of things, especially politics,
and as this is a great political year
Swansboro and Onslow county, too.
will figure extensively, as it generally
does, for the great so called Demo
Hut we won't discuss politics moch
this time, as our convention primaries
have not yet come off. only to sav
that talking of pie-eating: hunters by
that party, who say that few white
voters, in fact, none some say, will vote
against the proposed constitutional
amendment, except revenue officers,
office holders, those now holding of
fice and want to he re-elected, gome
few who think they see a way to eel
c ilice, and negroes. all these they call
pie hunters, but if you could step down
in our county and see how many can
didates for the different offices there
were this year, you would think that
somebody wanted seme pie besides
Populists and Republicans. Our little
county paper could hardly hold the
names of the candidates for these
offices among the Democrats. There
are about 20 solicitors and more to
come, so faid. But that is right, be
cause they are all Democrats and this
is a Democratic county, you know. It
looks like some of these might be
called pie hunters, but it wouldn't do
to say so, because they would get
fighting mad if you did. So will let
Our county geneially gives some 200
Democratic majority. Four years ago
she gave only half that many ou an
average. I think last election she
counted in 500 or over, notwithstand
ing the Populists and Kepublicans
fused and we never have found out
how it happened. Guess we never
will. This year I don't know what
will bs done unless we fuee with the
Democrats. Guess they wouldn't give
us any offices if we did, so I d j not
know what to do but grin and try to
bear it longer. Tue Democrats are
fusing with Populists in many places
and I suppose it is all right, but I
can not see bow it is all wrong for
Populists to do so with Republicans,
if tr ey do it with Populists.
ERUNSWIK DEMOCRAT. ASSCIILC0
AT L0CIW0001 0LLY AND
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE NEXT ELECTION IP THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED. The
courts will declare Section 5 unconstitutional, and the negro dude will vote while the illiterate whit a man will
be pushed aside "by one of Simmons' election constables.
otnniun icui.cn o unmun. i was on January i. looi. or at an
On the North Carolina Constitutional
April 11, 1900.
Hon. Marion Butler, United States
Dear Sir : I am in receipt of your
letter, enclosing copy or the proposed
amendment to the North Carolina
constitution and asking my opinion
as a lawyer to the following ques
First. Is section 5 of the proposed
Second. If the Supreme Court
should declare section 5 of the pro
posed amendment unconstitutional,
would the court hold that the whole
Now I suppose we will have 4 or 5 amendment would fall with, it, or
candidates to vote for this year for Lv... k t,a
President. It looks like it now That's BOV"1"" " ,
too much fusion I think. Then the the remaining seeuons io stanu a
amendment to vote for or against, rartof the organic law of your State!
Cr.ra anil nnnntv n tYi nor a r.nntrrofla. I
men. and even to the petty township ine amemumeni proposes u euu-
constables and magistrates. Won'C we I A.fmnoi nntlifinatinn for all voters
... a.i 4.u i v : i - vi 1 1 . . . ... .. ... vw
strange mat mo ouiy wuiio uiuuu i nave a time or it. ius iney must an T. . i-ha u. nn.tm.l
, b. . , h,oniti namnr.t.. nri ihir mon It is admitted that such educational
spin to attone ior ail xnis muraer
was ropnust Diooa. i ne young Pop8 neea apply. We shall see, it we zens of North Carolina of voting age
wnite man wounaea was amr. Mayo, nfe tosee. . i
A nA ha n.rfnnf UUF lIHiUlUWU U1J JIB OLU SilUUai "
Daring the Wilmington political
race war in' 1898, in which from 17
to 200 negroes were killed, it is
municipal election last Monday.
Though Democratic, strange to say,
they elected a strong Populist for
Mayor over a strong Democrat, but
there was no politics in that. We
believe in that kind. Give the offices
a son of a Populist.
oi the streets at the time, but was
standing on a piazza. The ball
was a stray one and no one knows
who did it. Now if this Populist
blood, in the day of judgment, does to men who make good officer- regard-
' T less of Ipartisauism in politics. Now
not wash away the Democratic aui lna strongest Populist down this
crime of mnrder committud on that way and hopa I will understand how
. oaa I to vote for the right Popuiist doctrine
UViBftSWU mv" luau A U4 when the time comes to vote. I hope
persons will be consigned to a hotter one legislature when it meets in June
nlace than the CaDe Fdar river. It will modify or tlx this amendment o
time prior thereto, entitled to vote
under the laws of any State in the
United States wherein he then resi
ded, and no lineal descendant of any
such person shall be denied the right
to register and vote at any election
in this State by reason of his failure
to possess the educational qualifica
tions prescribed in section 4 of this
article: Provided, he shall haye reg
istered in accordance with the terms
of this section prior to December 1,
This is an attempt to except a cer
tain class of voters from the opera
tion of the amendment providing an
educational qualification for all citi
zens who were voters January 1
1867, and their lineal descendants.
On January 1, 1867 no colored per
son was a voter in North Carolina;
so it is apparent that no colored per
son or his descendants could have
any benefit of this provision of sec
The Constitution of the United
States'provides as follows:
"The right of citizens of the United
States to vote shall not be denied or
abridged by the United States or any
State on account of race, color or
previous condition of servitude."
It is a well established principle of
aw that yon cannot do by indirec
tion what yon are forbidden to do by
direction, and it is so apparent that
the purpose of this exception is to
exempt from the operation of the
educational clause the whites who
could vote in 1867, and their des
cendants and exclude the colored
citizens that it dearly is obnoxious
to the 15th amendment to the Con
stitution quoted above.
It is not necessary that the person
to bo excluded must be described as
a clas3, for instance, as col- red peo
ple, to bring the class within thf
inhabition of the Constitution. On
ly one class can be intended by sec
tion 5, and that is the former slave
and his descendants, and these are
as certainly excluded as if specifical
ly mentioned. The educational
clause then does not apply to all the
white citizens, but does apply to all
the colored citizens who were slaves
and their descendants who could not
have been voters in 1867. This is
clearly an attempt to exclude the
colored voter unless he can read and
write, and such exclusion is becanse
he is black and was a slave. I be
lieve the court will declare the
grandfather clause," as it is called, Tenti0n he
If the grandfather clause shall be
held to be unconstitutional, the
question is will the educational
clause remain in force and will all
voters black and white alike be ex-
Amendment Speeches LUde.
Um. Lawk CrJc bUUIB4 Ik Caaa)
Ua With Sah HrWUiac Wit
rr-Mr. B. r. AMk u4
Be't Bmlra a Ka.
The above is the heading the Wil-
misgtoa Star on May 24th, placed
over its report of th iimoeratte
convention of Brans wick eootty
The News and Observer and Wil
mington MeiMngvr had similar r
ports. We give part of what the
Star Slid, and then one giving the
facts to show they misrepresented
facts. And this is the way they
have misrepresented their apeaking
all over the State. The Star savs:
Yesterday was a on eat day for
Brunswick county and the coLttito
tional amendment. The occaaios
was the enthusiastic gathering of
the white men of that section in
county convention i.nd the public
speaking by prominent campaigners
at Lockwood'a Folly.
Mr. B. F. Aycock was the first V
address the crowd, lie dealt prin
cipally with the constitutional
amendment and his arguments wen
CLKAR, fONClSK and COSVISCINO
Oeorge Itountree, Etq , then made
short but effective speech dealing
with the question, and introduced io
very happy terms Hon. Locke Craig
The crowd was eager to listen and
Mr. Craig was at his beat Hi
speech was pronounced one of the
very best yet heard in the campaign
and hie elucidations of the provis
ions of the amendment wxr koth
isu ir sot convincing. 'There is
no doubt,' remarked one who heard
the speech, 'but that geeat ;ooi
was accomplished today in the vis if
able argument of Mr. Craig. Many
yotes for the cause of white suprem
acy in the doubtfully regarded coun
ty of Brunswick were gained nv
HIS PLAIN SENSIBLE TALK to the
A gentleman from down in that
section sends ns the above report
and then comments as follows:
"Note the three first lines. Well,
Dr. B. F. McNeill got up on the
stump after B. F. Aycock, Hountree
and Craig had spoken, and declared
himself against the amendment, and
stated that if nominated in the con-
ould be against the
ctivtURO coam M-mniis.
amendment. He was nominated
anyway. There was some bolting
done, but they will fall In line and
not nominate an amendment man, as
some bolters speak of doing. Id
other words the anti-amendment
Bin H.1H rrt, I ! AiM.MU
Tle iVpulxt parti r4CVlt4 rtt.
ty bl4 ita Coat r Ml tor U bnti!n
tl.fi of county ,n4 lffta!ti trkl
in I be Court IIoa la SWIby oo t
ardtj. Jooe tol.
Tbe Cuntealiaa i cmlUJ to re4r
ateteienoVliM-k.au., by Chirn.j
J. M. Ilojte. II r-uat4 J. .
tuion to art aa temporary Chairman.
ilh C. C Lturlafe aa Srrlr j .
l'rajer wit o3er4 by U,.
Smith. ho ao ably repraR!4 tf.ia
ounty in th Ixialature f , The
temporary r-aniratia u.iJr r
OtinroL Although e hae mi often h-ar4 it
Utrd by tbe I-ra rrata that I'.-puli.ta
ae all ofiW Mvlrn, jet etrry ,Hrtitsa
tion a mr.4 by av-!amatin. a ha
hentrueM turntrf nmirMU,. Xh
following la the tu Vet UootinaNs! :
For t be Ircilature J y tlern3tn.
sheriff J UV.'er ilrlgg; Krc1.t-r of
IrrU f, V. !lakina; Trvaaurrr J.
I Kit py; Minrjor-W. U-am; Cor
onrr lr. W T tirirg; C , Mit.tr oit..
UiUiunef M. I. Ware. t. II ltu
rick. and Frank Itttturr J II (uinn
a rlrvted Coufity Chairman for the
tint two jrara
A "trongrr ti krt n neer nmina
tel in thia rounty by any party. anl it
will win. Kvery pre-iin-t in tt- un-
ty.evrrpt one, waa rrre-ntet in the
rfivrtititn. althouch the w-rathrr in
the morniiiff waa rry Inrlrmrtit.
Kither -nat4r ltutlrr or Ir. Thorn j-
on wu hill-d to prak at cU- .f i "on-
en tion, hut both urre Jrtalri-.! on ir.
ount of ifU ial huior.a 1 h young
and gift! tiomine of t h l't.iit
i'arty for Attorney Gcnrral. tte ,.n.
II. V. Seawell, fin-d the apiMtintmrnt
to the entire tatWfartion at the rroad
ed lioijae. The iHrh waa rlear. rx-in-
lel and ronvin. uig, and entirely free
from iMTaonatitir. Kvery part of the
rounty waa represented, and niurfi
goid arromplilM-d fir tle raue of th
people. He M.ke three hour, and tt
only regret we tit-ard etpreMd waa.
that lie didn't Mwak lonrc-r. Eteii
Demoorata admit that it waa a atrong
newh, and free from anything offensive.
When the ajteaker waa about to board
the afternoon train m th Seaboard
Air Line, a oumher f Nya and young
men, who had gathered in the ti. krt
ofllce and on the platform, aa-aulted
him with egg, atrikitig hiui three
time, once In the fare. Some of the
parties then ran hark into the th krt
ofllce. Sin Ii an Intuit and cow ardly at
tack waa never made in thia rounty be
fore, an4 the good men in all tartiea
are rondemuing it in unmeasured
tenna. While the art will uiaVe hun
drela of votea for the I'opuliat tirket
in thia and adjoining rountiea, we dia
like for aurh digrace to be umii th
fair name f our rounty. Mad aurh a
thing been auaperted. .VlO men would
have acroni pa tiled the ajeakrr to the.
Send Seawell again. We want him
on every etump in Cleveland oouuty.
Lie will be proU-ct-d at all hazard
eluded by the provisions of section 4 faction of the Democratic party in
wno are not qnannea oy tne provis- this county (eastern county) have
ions or that section, that is, who ontan anti-amendment ticket; that
cannot read and write any section iB, McNeill and several others are
C A.V. . - a a I
ul iuo consuiuiiou in tne x-ngnsn anti amendment men. All are not,
language. x am inormed. All this in spite of
a failure by unconstitutional meth- Aycock. Rountree, Craig and Sim
oas to exclude a cIibsoi white voters
from the provisions of section 4, can
not destroy the provisions of that
section concerning the qualification
EXPLOSION IN ST. LOUIS.
of voters. I think on that question
there can be no ground for doub.
The rejection of the grandfather
So reader, yon can see that it was
NOT A GREAT DAY FOR TUE AMEND
uent; that A v cock's argument war
not CLEAR, CONCISE AND CONVINCING
and seemed not vert able argu
ment. What do you think of a par
is believed the thing was planned
before the day came. It is even
believed the surgeon to amputate
and the ambulance to haul them off,
were arranged for before. And i
any of the wounded negroes ever got
over it to tell the tale, that tale has
been stricken with profound dumb
thac we poor "unlearned white trash'
can see and know how to vote without
perjuring ourselves. We don't want
to be disfranchised along with the
negro. We dmi'C understand now we
can vote for this measure without per-l
juring ourselves if we have swim to uair.D coauaii awn tup aupmrmfiit
aupport the constitution of these Uni- "AJGH 6KAHAM AND THE AMtNUmfcN
A word or two more. I am in favor I wnat Doea he Say and wmn win ne v
of totally eliminating the negro race, oide?
that is, taking them ouc oi pniitios, Vnr T funr-AsiAN.
keeping them from holding rfrtce oil, . . . . ,,, w .
any kind where a white m: h lives. we have just read Major W. A. Gra-
To do this, In my opinion, we would " " C "
have to repeal the Wih ind 15th ,u WU1U u" l"reB"" BUIUO u'u
amendments to the U. S. Constitution, Btraw, tryiijS to fl d a little amend-
but tbe Democrats can do anything H":"" "cab "V t, " "irCTiT
Cir W YY I lb JO CTiucut iua w wvikivH
nuea rai nesia buau huhii ueaua.
He tells what Governor Graham f aid
A Poiuician'a iad Taste. to some one else, and what some one
Graham Tribune. else said to Gov. Graham, or what they
Joaephus Daniels was invited there should have said to each ether. But
by the faculty and students to deliver what even a Graham may say at one
a literarv address, and was greeted bv time, is not good for all times. For
Section 5 provides as follows:
"Section 5. No male person who
It will be seen in the above opinion that Senator Teller declare3 thit Ssjtioa 5 of thi pr jpossd atn3ndai9nt is
unconstitutional and that the court will daclare that seotion uuooistitutioul aud laive tl-3 remtiadar of the
amendment to stand. This would result in disfranchising fifty or sixty thousand white men in Njrth Carolina,
as sure as the sun rises, after the adoption of the amendment, while eyery edacited negro in the State would be
left to vote. In short, just what is pictured in the above cartoon will be sure to happen if the amendment is
adopted. That is, at the next election the town negro would walk up and vote while Simmons' election consta
bles would stand around tho bull-pen and push back every illiterate white voter in the Sfate. Senator Teller is
a great constitutional lawyer. In his opinion he is backed np by such gret lawvrs as Senator Srewart, Sena
tor Allen, Senator Pettisrrew, S jnator MeE aery. Senator Cafferv, and ex-Senator Elmunda, who coaceded by
the Democrats to be the greatest constitutional lawyer in the United StatPs. Will any voter in North Carolina
take the risk of disfranchising fifty or s'xty thousand white voters in thi3 State in view of the positive declara
tion of these great constitutional lawyers that the adoption of the amendment would certainly produce this
result. Ed. Caucasian.
clause cannot in any manner effect ty that nag to lie. Here three able (!)
me operauou ot tue provision or me 8Deeches were made to a convention
4th section, and that will remain in for the amendment, and the eonven
full force and effect as completely as tion immediately nominated a can-
if BAfftiAn Ps ha1 novar Knnn va-a4a1 I . a
" ; , didate wno announced that be was
as a pan oi tue onuiiiution.
II. M. Teller.
opposed to it. This case is too p'ain.
TOU SHOULD POST YOCRSELT.
they wish to do, they say.
Mr. J. M. Oudeer. Jr., in his
speech before the Democratic con
vention of Bancombe, said:
"The question is not whether the
amendment is constitutional or not,
but are yon in favor of disfranchi
sing the negro."
Hit it the amendment is nncon
at'tntinnul thn n ttmnt to dia-1 a large auaience, interested in euuca- najor uranam sam swv jcaraagu, bus
ai.iunonai, men an attempt to ais-1 1. w,;r.ar in.ti. ifn.m.nf. nnt m nnir tnev
.. . ... I 11WU AUU BUU1IICID V fl I M w m, H '
iranchise the negro would at the tute. of which thev luatlv leel oroud. would not submit an amendment to
same time disfranchise 60.000 white I But Joe so seldom has an opportunity disfranchise any man white or black
to sneaK io a gooa crowu. or nas so ne torn me neitrues tun, u iucjic-
little knowledge of what a literary publicans and Populists were saving
addrees is. he dincusted the audience about Democrats disfranchising tnem
thkbkoken plkdge. before he was half througn and half was "all false." So we see even Major
The democrats will never submit to 1 the peopl left the house. They ex- Graham nas cnangea in two years
necteu a merarv aauress.aunougn nisi .now maj jr wiusm u unsmacu
dirty political methods were well then or he U now, and which shall we
known to many present, who expected believe? If he was mistaken then, with
not nine leas than a Domical soeecn all his knowieage, now ao we snow
from a man of the stripe of Joe. Sev- bnt what he is mistaken now? The
eral staunch Democrats were board to truth is, the Major himself can't say;
v that if thia was to be the Dolicv of no one can say what be will preach
DemnAratio noliticians to criDDle next vear. While he is for tbe amend-
nublio achoola. to carry out their plans ment and has so much influence, why
of frmiii. thpr would have nothing I ia it that he allowed his own county
fiirf rifr tn do with them and would I convention to nominate a man for the
vote against the amendment in Au- legislature who has voted against the
nut. The, nnnl were diaffuated at I amendment once, and who say s he will
.if, and hnn he will never tax anoth- do so again atthepollsin August? The
er audience with bis political false- tru h is, it ig not the amendment the
hnnria tnr which ha ia renowned J Mai r wants, but the success of his
nhan h ti pxnpr.f.flrl t.n dAliver a lit- Dart".
erary address. t The Major knows the. amendment
any proposition to the people to take
from a man his right to vote.
? There is not a Democratic conven
tion that would not SPIT UPON A
MAN WHO MIGHT MAKE SUCH
A PROPOSITION. There is not a
Democratic candidate for office v HO
WOULD NOT PLEDGE HIMSELF
MOST SOLEMNLY AGAINST IT.
Supplement to Democratic Hand
book, published by the North Caro
lina Democratic Executive Com
mittee, October 1, 1898.
will disfranchise white men. If he
does not then be does not know
enough about it to discuss it. For ev
ery other Democrat, of any note, has
been forced to admit it in the press
and on tbe stump.
The Major knows every man, white
or black, rich or poor, who fails to pay
bis poll tax (not an his taxes) oy trie
1st of March, will be disfranchised. He'
knows that every man old or young
who can't read, or who can't see how
to get his ballots in the right box, will
be disfranchised He knows the pres
ent election law was gotten up so as
to disfranchise white men, if it was
necessary to keep him and the Demo
cratic machine in office. He knows the
same machine iB in control of the Dem
ocratic party that had it in 1892, or '91
when white men were disfranchised
because of a secret circular sent out
by Chairman Simmons. He knows that
a party that will legalize fraud and
theft will disfranchise white men, and
there is no need of any one lying about
it. In doing so, they are either fools,
or think the people are. We dislike to
be eo plain. It is unpleasant. He says
something about "corrupting people."
Who are tbe "corrupt people?" It is
those who will lie, steal, intimidate,
ostracise good people and even mur
der human being for power, for office,
for pie. So endeth the first chapter.
"An Arden Democrat
Arden, N. C, May 23. At the recent
Democratic convention here Joseph
H. Pressley aro3e in the meeting and
t .a a T i a. " a. a. 1 J: . M
aeciarea nis oppasiuon to tne uibirau
chising scheme of tbe party leaden.
He said that he would not vote the
Democratic tioket as long as the Sim'
mons machine dominated the party.
That 163 Lawyers.
Sunday's News and Observer pub
lished a card signed by "one hundred
and sixty-two prominent lawyers,"
saying that in their "opinion" the
amendment is constitutional. These
lawyers give this "opinion" when they
know, or ought to know, that certain
portions of tbe amendment are con
tradictory and will have to be revised
by the Legislature, which meets in
June. They know, or ought to know,
that the Speaker of the House of Rep
resentatives has already written the
members of that body .to be sure and
attend the June session for tbe pur
pose of correcting errors and contra
dictions in this amendment, which in
the "opinion" of these legal luminaries
is so perfect and "con-sti-tu-tion-al."
If tbe amendment should become a
law and cases should come before the
court to test its constitutionality, we
are safe in predicting that, for a fee,
every one of these ''one hundred and
sixty -two prominent lawyers" would
be willing to furnish abundant evi-
The opponent of the amendment
falsely allege that it ia a acherne of the
I fin in. i a i a uicrnjr w nun iuc lugger rr.
rauitci. auu man nirj J cicij
campaign to carry the election by cry
ing "nigger4 nigger, nigger."
Well, if this was true or even If the
opponents of the amendment believe it !
to be true, they certainly ought to be
glad of tbe chance of putting an end to
it by adopting the amendment and
thereby eliminating the negro entirely
les, if the opponents of the amend
ment really believe that the Democrats
use the cry of "nigger" for campaign
purposes or for political capital only,
the most effective way of putting a stop
to it would be the adoption of tbe
amendment and tbe elimination of tbe
negro from politics Chatham Record.
Tbe Record should get Mr. Simmons
Caad bf Daaaalba ria4 Ut Car
Atheville Gazette, May 30.
A terrific explosion, aoppoaed to
have been eaused by dynamite placed
on the tracks of the Union line at
Fifteenth and Chambers street-,
hook tbe buildings and broke glass
in all the windows in tbe neighbor
hood. Many persona were thrown
from their beds by the violent shock
and all were awakened and mare or
lets terrified. So far as known no
one waa injured. The police have
been unable to find out who was re
sponsible for the explosion.
The rioting yesterday among tbe
street car strikers was followed by a
calm to-day. No fatalities have re
sulted among tbe eleven persons shot
a yesterday's riotr.
U Eteaad list Ayoswa la U
dence and conclusive argument. to
prove that certain portions are uncon
stitutional and therefore null and
After all. it is on! v their "oDinlon.1
and ood men are liable to be mista- to Mr- Butler nd the I'oput
kn. Th.riaan nncertaintT. a fear- candidates, and go out to hear them.
ful uncertainty, in this "opinion," and and. then il ?ould ,ern pnU
it i whnllv ainat the noor and illit- neneve; ior it evidently in me oara
erate white man. It is an uncertainty
which no white. voter in North Caro
lina can afford to risk. Times-Mer
Democrats know it is unconstitution
al. Out of two thousand lawyers, they
can only get 162 to sign a legal opinion
that it is constitutional. But they are
using it to fool the people. - They know
it will not take the negro out of poli
tics. They admit it
If they are not trying to toni tbe peo
ple, even the Democrats, why don't
Ten Copies For One Dollar
For ONE DOLLAR we will send a Club of Tea Subscribers
until the election in August. Now is the time to act. Populists are
requested to go to work and send in clubs at once.
CAUCASIAN PUBLISHING CO.
Tne Sure Care Far Tbe Nigger Backet.
The more we see of North Carolina
politics the more we are convinced of
the wisdom of the People's party prop
osition to make it unconstitutional
for a negro to hold office in North their papers publish the amendment
Carolina. This would take the negro -nd election law? Whr. the leaden of
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janitors holding positions demanded J fair, impartial discussion of the amend
by white men wortny or tne position. ment beiore tne people.
They know it will disfranchise white
men. mere is not a mac with any re
spect for his own opinion, who will say
that if the election law is carried out
legally, white men will be disfranchised
by it. Everybody knows that Mr.Sim
mons, by his secret circular, in 1S9S
disfranchised white men.
We will bet our steamboat against
the Record's national bank that Demo
crats in August, will tell negroes that
if they will vote for their candidates,
they will vote against the amendment.
family cathartic is
Cbrlie jrock may lx pretty rtxid
game but he han't decided to meet our
Populist nominee for Gorernor. I.r
Th mpaon, on the atump yet. Chair
man bimmona very promptly refuted
to accept Senator Jiutler'a proposition
for joint dicuions in this campaign,
himmuna hadn't forgotten the fearful
and humiliating drubbing that Butler
gave mm once upon a time on tbe
atump and he d oean't feel like be wante
any more, and we don't blame him, tut
we think he acted too haatily when he
declined to permit Aycork to meet Dr.
Thompson. We don't suppoae Aycork
haa done as much dirty campaign work
in North rro ina and can face an au
dience with better conscience than Sim
mons. It would, indeed, be interesting
to hear Charlie and Cy and It is to be
hoped that they will let Charlie meet
Cy some time duringtbe campaign We
could excuse Simmons for not wanting
to meet Butler, but Charlie is not excusable.
rrealaaat tor Devldaea CvIUge.
Rev . J. B. Shearer, D. D , LL. It.
for twelve years president of Davidson
College, tendered bis resignation to the
board of trustees, to Lake effect at
once. Dr. Henry Louis Smith, profess
or of physics, was immediately elected
to succeed him. It is understood that
Dr. Shearer will go to Clarksville,
Tenn., where be is interested in the
Presbyterian College. The newly elec
ted president is quite a young man. but
is regarded as one of tbe ablest educa
tors in the South. He has been vice
president of Davidson College for sev
F'pallsta Doat Have tm be Taggad.
There are fifty or seventy-five thou
sand Populiats in Xorth Carolina and
they are white men. They are white
enough till no tags are needed te dis
tinguish tnem from negroes. But they
will be offered plenty of the t weir e-for-a-cent
badges a little later on If they
want them. They didn't have to use
them in tbe last campaign and they
will not need them in this A man is
to be pitied who has to wear a label so
that folks can tell that he is white-Ex