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Vol. a VIII.
RALEIGH. NOBTH CAROLINA, JULY 12, 1900.
Why He Runs.
SWAIN POPULISTS BECT.
AS ltalatioa Agro
Tlaha Will Dvfaot Tho
mut hr m Aim Majority.
Special to Caucasian:
Bryson City, N.O, July 8. The
Peoples Party convention of Swain
county was held here yesterday.
There wu a good crowd out. Fu
sion with the Republicans was ar
ranged, and the following ticket,
which is composed of some of the
best men in the county was nomina
ted: For Representative John Bur
nett, Rep.; Sheriff, 8. A. Dellart,
Pop.; Reg. 6f Deeds A. J. Wadkins,
Rep.; Treaurer, T. II. Parrish, Pop.;
Coroner, Dr. R. L. Davis Ind. Dem.
Surveyor, Oilmore Welsh, Rep.;
Commissioners, W. II. Queen, Pop.,
John Worley and T. O. Chambers,
The following resolutions were
unanimously adopted by the Peoples
"The Swain county Peoples party
in mass convention assembled in
Bryson City on the 2nd day of July
1000, do endorse and' declare our
allegiance to ' the State platform as
adopted and affirmed in the Peoples
Party State convention at Raleigh on
April 18, 1900. Akotolhe princi
ples of the national platform.
'We commend the" present State
administration for'lts high personal
and official integrity, and "challenge
a comparison of its records with any
and all of its predecessors.
"We condemn the Democratic leg
islature of 1899 for Its extravagant
expenditure of public moneys.
amounting to 1, 594,765.6s in 1899
as opposed to $1,283,971.11 expend
ed by the preceding legislature, an
excess of $310,794.65, not including
the sum of $300,000 for public edu
cation, hftr the $63,250 for purchase
of State farms.
"We denounce the machine lead
ers of the Democratic party for sub
mitting the disfranchising amend
"We denounce them'for violating
all of their solemn and sworn pled
ges mane io the people In the cam
paign of 1898.
"We demand the repeal of the
IT WILL faTEElST YC3-
C,. D..u. ru1UNn,nM if, c;MmnA H. i..AMtr M n.k.. L.t H. r: present Infamous, unjust and inlqu
OCIIdlUI DUHCI UiaHCIIKS IIII OIUIlll 111 dllU llll. H1UUUA IO O JUNIl UCUaiC, UUI mi. dllll- Hoiis election law and a fair and
mnns Ilfir.linp.s. Thp.v am Afraid tn Mfip.t thp. Ppnnlp.s Paitv nanrfiriatps in .hint nknircsinn equitable law in its stead.
. . " ' . . "We most earnestly endorse the
iney ara Afraid t3 let tns HanK ana his ottnsir own nrty Hear tns rruin.nhicntnsy Know splendid course and wise and ami
the Cannot answer. Hence they are Forced to Mow trh White Feather.
AnTI AMENDMENT OlMOCRAT.
Omwtt to Oppoaa tho Simmon Maehln
mnd W nitlla1a.
Th policy of the Democratic
Iwd'Ts in the Btate at .present is not
oniy to rotten fcgg tlieir opponents
whose arguments they cannot meet,
but to crush the influence of any of
their own party who dare opiose
F. M. Simmons and his methods.
In the recent legislature this was
evident In the discussion of a bill
to give Brunswick county extra
"ir. McNeill iwrti-tl that the
I'opIe of Brunswick wanted to elect
thei- own county officers and to jass
the bill would injure the Democrat
ic party an 1 its candidates.
'Hay made a spirited speech in
defense of the bill. He asserted that
McNeill's wishes should not be re
garded, as be opposed the constitu
tional amendment, thereby affilia
ting with Republicans and negroes.
At this point Keinhardt, of Lincoln,
'interrupted and Ray remarked,
"Here's another of the same stripe "
"Dr. MeN' ill, replying to Ray,
stated that he (McNeill) represented
as honest jeople and as white ieople
as Ray; that he and Bernhardt had
opinions oi their own, were men
enough to maintain them, and would
vote as their conscience dictated.
'e have stood bv our pledges and
ONLY iWd HUNDRED PRESENT.
At Chafe Lake froa Ooaoty, ttnai
Si iMal to The Cancanian.
Roxboro, N. C, July 4th The
Democrats had advertised for a grand
political rally at Chttib Lake, near
here to-day. The Raleigh band was
n gaged to furnish the music, which i
it did well.
Rut the crowd consisted of about
two hundred, counting women, chil
dren and all. The speakers were F.
R. Aycock and W. II. Kitchen, most
they talked about was rapes, etc.
The crowd and enthusiasm mani
fested was a grand and sad rebuke to
the ballot-box stuffers. Person coun
ty has a majority of honest men in
it who will not endorse frnud and
theft in this year of grace, and the
mn or men who atte'irfpt it, will be
marked and branded for all time to
come as cowardly scoundrels. Now
these are the facts.
It was telegraphed to the News
and Observer that there were one
thousand present at Chub Lake. This
is the same kind of false reports sent
out from all their tizzies. In the
same issue of the News and Obser
ver, it reports that Senator Butler's
crowd at Statesville consisted only
of one hundred negro men, two ne
gro women, one hundred Repuhli-
' I 1 A . . I 43 IV
. 1 1 iv 1 1 1 i 1 Lam anil uuiiovn ci nv uiij
promises, j. nave iuiiv nunnu -- - - tnM
., ti,...wWir r,. crats, when ot a truth, the large
.J... ; t w..m.. 'court honse waspacke!. Such lying
inated and I represent Brunswick
The linortfc Party Shoald Tarn ft
Era and Sou Inward to fee and Smell
Editor Caucasian :
"Ray soke again, severely ar
raigning McNeill. He declared it
whs a choice between Senator Davis
a triiH Democrat and Dr. McNeill,
who was not on the 6ide of the,
white (teople "
McNeill and Reinhardt both voted
against the amendment in 1899 and
at the recent session. They have
both leen renominated for the leg
islature by their respective counties,
but Simmons wants to politically
ostracise these two men for keeping
their pledges in ho"ety. Chatham
as they do, only weakens their own
Aycock at Monro
Mr. Aydock, Democratic candidate
for Governor, spoke here to day (Ju
ly 4tM. His crowd was not near as
large as expected, or as greeted him
here two years ago. Considering the
efforts made to get a big crowd, it
was a failure. The orooasslon was
not one-sixth of what they expected
And the crowd not more than one-
flfth what thev ftstimated It and re
ported it, and then It was oompo-d
of mostly women and children, and
those who cannot vote. The laxm
Hard oa Democrats
Fiery Delegate (at Kansas
The Democrats of Fayetteville
Keld their primaries Friday night,
June 29th, which were very thinly
The most notcieable incident of the
occasion was the presence of Sidney
McQueen, a leading Democratic ne
gro, in the primary with a few 'oth- ordinary
er "big, black burly" niggers. Sid
ney appeared to be the moving spir
it of the primary, and was very ac
tive in the nomination of magistrates
During the balloting for consta
ble, some of the white blacksu
pbemacy gang, voted as high as fif
teen tickets. No one dreamed that
that "motley crowd" would try to
stuff the hat for the nomination ol
The County Election Board met
here yesterday Jn the office of H. L.
Cook, Chairman Democratic County
Executive Committee, to hear the
petitions of Frank Carr, Chairman
Populist County Executive Commit
tee and Mr. A. H. Slocomb, who
presented a petition from the Repub
lican Executive Committee. "The
petitioners asked that white men be
appointed, but both were turned
down, and Democratic negroes were
appointed by the Election Board.
The Board adjourned to meet at
the Court House, but never met. It
Is thought that they met in some
underground cellar, as they -wen-
hunted for in every part of town.
The registration seemed to be mo
ving without friction so far as we
could learn, exceirt; in Cedar Creek
Township, Blue Sand Hill precinct,
where one W. C. Fieldg is registrar.
This man Fields, we are informed
through reliable sourees, has regis
tered several votes by merely writ
ing initials. We were also informed
that the wife of this man Fields had
registered tome dozen or two votes.
Numbers of affidavits of thes
ring efforts of Hon. 'Marion Butler
in the United States ' Senatein be
half of the rwhole',r'people"of the
United States, and especially of the
people of North Carolina. We point
with pride that he is the open can
didate of the Peoples Party for re
election, having been formally de
clared so by said party in conven
tion assembled ."while the efforts of
the Democratic'party is to cowardly
keen their candidate behind the
curtain until after the legislature has
been elected, thereby requiring the
members of the party to blindly
vote for some man whoe name and
character to them is unknown and
of whose fitness for said office the
voter is not allowed to
"We demand just and economical
administration of our county affairs
and, believing that the surest way of
securing the same is to co-operate
with the Republicans of this county;
therefore we endorse the proposition
to unite with them in electing men
to fill the county -offices who are
honest, patriotic and capable.
"We denounce th action of the
Democratic leaders of this county in
establishing a dispensary contrary to
the wishes of the people."
Messrs. Moody, Pearson, Candler,
and Grant srxke to a large audience
in the afternoon.
The anti-amendment element in
this county have an overwhelming
We are well pleased with The
Caucasian and will send you a
club. D. M. M.
Th White Maxu-
Louisiana In 1898 ceet 8X.S28
votes, South Carolina in 1898 out
28,159 votes, Miatisslppl la 1898 cast
North Carolina had a population,
1890, 1,511,947; Louisiana had t
population, 1890, 1,118,589; 8outh
Carolina had a population. 1890, 1,-
,151,H9; Mississippi had a popula
tion, 1890, 1,289,600.
Is comparison with North Caro
lina (one voter for every five per
sons) Louisiana should have cast in
1899, 228,717; South Carolina should
have cast In 1898, 230,229; Missis
sippi should have cast in 1898, 259.-
Louisiana must have had 228,717
men that should have voted. lees
3?225 men who did not vote, which
leave 191,592 men who' were dis
South Carolina must have had dis
franchised the difference between
230,229 persons of voting age, less
28,159 who did vote, leaves 202,070
Mississippi must have had the dif
ference between 259,720 of voting
age and 27,621 votes cast or 232,099
North Carolina under her free and
fair election law of 1898 cast one
vote for every 6 persona.
Louisiana under the disfranchising
laws cast one vote for 84 J person.
South Carolina one vote for 40
persons, and Mississippi one vote for
We see by this that in Louisiana
six persons out Of seven were dis
In South Carolina thirteen persons
out of fifteen were disfranchised.
And Ml-slssippi seventeen persons
out of nineteen were disfranchised.
Now suppose we say that in Lou
is! ana, South Carolina and Mississip
pi that no negro voted; let. us see if
any white men were disfranchised.
Then the white men of voilng age,
tking the census of 1890 and the
same comparison as heretofore used,
that one person in five were of vo
ting age, then we find that Louisiana
had white men in 1898 to the num
ber of 111,879; substract from it the
whole number of votes cast that
year, 32,225, and we find that not
less than 69,654 white men were
disfranchised only one white man
in three voted.
South Carolina, under the same
comparison, must have had 92,000
white men of voting age, less total
number of votes cast in 1898, 2,8159
and we find that South Carolina had
63,841 dlsiranchlsed white men
only four out of nine white men vo
ted. In Mississippi, under same com
parison, we find 108,990 white men
of voting age; substract the 27,621
who voted in 1159 8 and we find she
has 81,349 white men disfranchised
that only one white man in three
Now let North Carolina adopt the
amendment and endorse the election
law in August, we will then have
the same kind of machinery at work
in this State as in those three States
where the disfranchising amendment
is at work. Taking Louisiana's loss
as a basis, it being the least loss,
(one out of seven voted) and we
find one-seventh of 887,960, the
votes cast in North Carolina iu 1898,
will give only 48,280 voters for
North Carolina after the Machine
should get to its work. Now ad
mitting as we did for Louisiana,
South Carolina and Mississippi that
no neerro should vote, then we find
that North Carolina's white
in 1 1 in i i
THfr CHINESE WAR.
THE POST SORE.
All Nation May Boa Involved Te
Froepeeta Ara For a BlMly War.
" We give below some reports from
the war. It is impossible to give
all. One day it is one way and the
next a different phase presents itself.
How a war of nations can be. avoid
ed is very dark.
On July 4th the following Items
of news were received.
The commanders of the allies in
Tien Tsin inform the correspondents
that it would be suicide to attempt
to reach with the troops now availa
ble In the fa-e of the colossal force
of imperial troops and Boxers occu
pying the country between Tien
Tsin and Pekin. So far from tak
ing the offensive the 12,000 interna
tional troops at Tien Tsin and 8,000
others at Taku and intermediate
points can barely keep up communi
cation fighting incessantly with over
whelming numbers, using far more
numerous artillery pieces than the
Later. Tien Tsin fell between 7
and '8 o'clock on the morning of
The Chinese losses around Tien
vote of Tsin are between 7,000 and 8,000 ac-
the legations on that day. They
were repulsed with loss. The Em.
peror and Emprem Dowager are
there surrounded by their personal
attendants, all Boxers. The imperi
al princes have erected an altar in
the nalace where Boxer rites are ner-
"The attack of the allied forces
upon the native city of Tien Ttdn
began at 8 a. m., Juno flOth and the
city was taken at 2 p. m. The main
object is the destruction of the city
fort, from which the foreign settl
ment is shelled.
"The total of Japanese troops em
barked is 1 5,0on and that a further
force of 30,000 has U-en mobilized
and is ready for embarkation."
THE RINI II AS r ft OF 0RAN8E C0UN
1898, 221,076, less the votes that
would be cast, 48,280, and we find
that 177,796 white men will be dis
franchised, while if every negro is
disfranchised there would be only
116.884 of them, making the dis
franchisement of the white men as
to the negro in the proportion, three
white men to two negroes.
Bryan and Fra
era were not in it. hardly Just
town ring. Monroe Dotter.
the facts can be procured.
Convention) Mr. Chairman, I rise
to offer the following resolution i
an addition to the declaration of
principles already presented for
"Resolved, That this convention,
ver mindful of the ceaseless conflict
between liberty and despotism, and
burning with indignation at the en
croachments of absolute monarchies
upon the rights of man, does hereby
extend its hearty sympathy to the
jfople of. Poland In their heroic
struggle for indendence, and we
hereby demand that the government
of tlie Unltec States shall immedi
ately and resolutely interfere in le
half of the these, our brothers, who
WHAT LOUISIANA DEMOCRATIC SENATORS SAY.
SENATOR M EN RY'S OPINION.
Washington, D. C, March 17, 1898.
To the Times-Democrat.
In answer, I say that section $
is GROSSLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL.. I
have submitted the same to some of
the ablest Democrats of the Senate,
who are able constitutional lawyers.
They all concur in my opinion, that
If adopted, the effect will be to lose
our representation in Congress and
the electoral vote of the State.
S. D. McEneby.
SI NAT OR CAFFERYS OPINION.
Washington, D. C, March 17, 1898.
To the Times-Democrat.
Section 5 of the amended suffrage
amendment is unconstitutional, in
my opinion, because it establishes a
privileged class of voters for three
generations without qualifications,
while it imposes qualifications on all
other citizens, and because, in fact,
it discriminates against the colored
people of Louisiana.
The Chairman -The gentleman
will jardon me for interrupting him,
but Poland disappeared from the
map filly or a hundred years ago.
Delegate (sitting down) Maybe
you're right, Mr. Chairman. I never
heard of the country till the other
Ten Copies For One Dollar
For ONE DOLLAR w wiM 8end R u en Subscribers
until the election In August. Now Is the time to act. Populists are
requested! $p go to wor ,and send in clubs at once.
CAUCASIA PUBLISHING CO.
it Evidently is Nt for
The Raleigh Morning Post is not
much of a "Bryan man" and is no
friend to the "free silver (?) craze."
rt Is afraid, however, to say so
right out in meeting. You must
read between its lines to sire it up.
To prove what we have stated, we
mote a few editorial noteslrom its
issue of July 6th. Thay explain the
"Judcre Avery. North Carolina'
member of tho platform committee,
i-ertainly represented the real Dem
ocrat of his State by his vote on the
the financial plank.
"That section of the platform
which refers to the Chicago plat
formit will be found away down
the column was drawji with, ex
nuisito and refreshlne wisdom. If
such Judgment could only prevail
"After getting the platform in
better shane than we were led to
expect up to yesterday evening, and
nominating Mr. Bryan, the conven
tion adjourned until this morning.
"We feel much encouraged from
the outcome yesterday to expect
something 'equally as good' today.
"Mr. Br van's new norch. lust ad
ded to his home in Lincoln, is not
only attracting national attention,
but commendation. It was built to
permit him the better to receive his
friends who call on him.
"Having built a new and better
platform for himself to stand on at
his home, it. may be questioned
whether he should have so persis
tently refused to permit th national
convention to follow its own Incli
nation and good judgment and con
struct a new and better one for the
nartv erenerallv to unite and stand
th Congrrsnlonal Election of Thio
llfrn.hiluic St m.
"In a speech delivered at Elmlra,
N. Y., recently the Hon. John T.
McDonough, Secretary of the Btate
of New York, gave the loiiowmg
statistics of the Congressional elec
tion of 1898 in three diaf ranching
"Total vote in Louisiana, 82,226 ;
average in districts, 5,632.
Total vote in Mississippi, 27,621 ;
average to districts, 2,910,
Total vote in South Carolina, 28,-
159: average to districts, 4,082.
Total vote cast in three States fbr
twenty members of Congress, 88,-
005 average vote in each Congress
ional district, 4,632.
"The total vote In the 84th Con
gressional district of New York in
the same year was l,84Z,4d; tne
average vote in each Congressional
dktrict being 39,483. Commenting
on this condition of affairs Secretary
McDonough says : . "
"As many votes were cast in the
I6th N. Y. Congressional district as
was cast in the thirteen districts of
Louisiana, Mississippi and South
Carolina. . You will also notice that
the average number of votes cast in
each of the twenty districts of the
three Southern States is only 4,632,
or in other words, nine times more
votes are cast in a New York district
than in a Louisiana, Mississippi and
South Carolina" district."
On the basis of the votes cast in
New York, these three Southern
States would each be entitled to but
one member of the House of Repre
sentatives, or a total of three instead
cording to official estimates.
The Chinese have been guilty of
horrible cruelty towards the wound
ed and captured, subjecting them to
what is known as ling-che. or the
slicing process. Under this hideous
practice, the bodies of the fallen have
been mutilated. The Russians are
retaliating by the wholesale shoot
ing of natives.
The situation according to the Ex
press' correspondent shows sigin
of drifting Into barbarism and sav
One hundred and forty thousand
imperial troops are stationed be.
ween Pekin and Tien Ttdn, whll
the total of the ailed forces whic h
can be concentrated at the pranenr
barely numbers 20,000.
It is said that the rooms of the
Legation were filled with tick and
wounded, the killed lying nnburled
In heaps. It la believed that many
members and officials of the Tsung
Li Yamen perished when the Ger
man guard, maddened by the mur
der of Baron Von Ketteler, the Ger
man Minister, set fire to the build
ing. That the foreigners at the Chi-
i . j a. -
nese eapiiai nave oeen antnuuuu m
their horrible rate seems no longer
open to doubt.
Advices from Shanghai f o-day re
port continued fighting at Tien Tain,
white the German Consul at Che
Foo telegraphs to Berlin confirming
the report of trie renewal of hostili
ties. He says the foreign settlement
at Tien Tsin is again surrouded and
that the women and children are to
be removed. '
That I ho Dmorota Shonld So That
Tholv Amondnt'nt Wld M4
"It was a 'rare foresight,' indica
ting clear perception of the risks
they were taking from the stand
point of their own political suprem
acy for the legislature to perceive as
far back as February, 1899, that It
might be necessary for them to do
some reiIr work on their constitu
tional amendment, but that they
should have been forced to acknowl
edge that the amendment, as It
would affect the rights of illiterate
white roan, Is all that its opponent
have declared and proved, is a disas
trous confession for these advocates
of a limited suffrage."
"Now withdraw your threats, pull
off your red shirts, lay aside your
hot guns-, recant, atone as far a
NIb!e for the violation of your
ilinn pledges by repealing your
disfranchising scheme when your
legislature im-ets in July, and save
t he good name of the State by enact
ing 'fair and Just election laws,"
which will !nure to every qualified
elector the right to cast the 1IM
and have the ballot ormnted as raxt."
"And once adopted ft is then too
late to think of undoing the deadly
work. Twenty or thirty tbowand
good, loyal lalorlng white men who
were in the Confederate army In
their youth Instead of being In
school will be disfranchised. If the
law la enforced, which we take for
granted most be done. This is rank
Letthepeeple pass this amend
ment which so binds and fwtters
their liberties as to render all future
resistance out of the question, then
what may they expect?" The
Ao4 ran Sofcr f HlHWro y a
Taroagtt I ha CirtMf mX m Lt ml krthoS
To the Caucasian.
The ring master of Orange county
stated to an anti-amendment Dem
ocrat on the 26th day of Juno, 1900,
"We Democrats do not propose to
disfranchise any Demorrat, If we
can help it." All mulatto will U
allowed to vote' without an educa
tional qualification, fieeau all white
men could vote prior to 1 R67, and a
mulatto's father Is naturally white.
When Informed that Drk Cheek
was a mulatto, whose mother an
white and whose father was an un
known negro, th little ring mas
ter became excited and mid: "Dork
shall vote. We will see that lie Is
never dlstranchlserl. It make no
difference whether be ran prove that
his ancestor voted prior to 1867 or
not." "He's a Demorrat I" If yon
could see thla half wltted mulatto
you would have a faint conception
of democratic hyporracy.
Hon. W. W. Kitchen remark!
to a Republican on nor street: "flay,
how many of thnw Jioy do you nr
pose would have voted or registered
two years ago? There seems to be
several who are aboo eighteen fl8)
year ol," point In o a dosen nc
trro lounger st a negro store. The
Republican replied. "All of them
have registered ami voted the Dem
orrat Ic ticket, Vxeept mf, and he
win offered ten (t 10.00) dollar to
vote It, and refused. One of them.
I know, ww paid to vat yanr tick
et. Mr. Kitchen smiled sweetly and
aid your negme am better than
nor. I have no flzht against them
on that score." Strang" to ay, hut
troe. that ont of I be eleven negroes
who were referred to a voting the
Democratic ticket, bnt on or two
will be d!fmnehled, with the old
1 1 m negm, who refied to accept
the bribe of ten f St 0.00) offered to
him by a Democrat for hi vot.
Another oernlar dem ontml Ion of the
worklnim of th "D!franchMng
Arvndnent." ThI I as true as
hnlv writ, and we can iwvrre that
more than one negro has been bribed
In Orange to vote the Democrat le
hs tnm -
JEALOUSY AMONG THE NATIVES.
The entente between the powers Is
rather shaky, especially between
Russia and Japan and England and
Russia respectively. Russia strongly
opposes Japan's acting for the pow
ers and Japan wants assurance thai
her efforts will not result as they did
In 1895. .
The following Information has
been communicated to me from a
trustworthy quarter. It was brought
by a special couries, who left Pekin
Jane 27th. He . states that 15,000
Boxers and Chinese troops attacked
CIIbb41 mmm Co4a4 Twm
George Vanderbllt will build a
dairy and barns on his place to cost
News from Oxford Is .that Albert
Alton, a visiting negro, who Insul
ted a lady there June 20th was found
dead next morning, with six bullet
, holes through his body. A coroner's
jury found party unknown responsi
Democratic papers say : "A color
ed man. Sterling Jones, who lives
near Conetoe, will vote for the
Amendment.. He voted the Demo
cratic ticket last election." How dd
you know he will get on the regis
tration book? Ana. Because he Is
The Populists In the Rowan-De-ddson-Foryth
district have nmnl
nated Hn.GeoTrs) E. Hunt, of Da
vidson, and J. W. Spear, of For
ythe, for the Senate. Jndge Hunt
l" a troe PopulM, an able, conscient
ious Christian man. who will stand
firm In defence of the people" rights,
regardle of what others may say
or do. We neel more mrft men a
Jndge Hunt tntheRtat Senate. The
people of hi district could not have
selected abetter man. We are not
acquainted with Mr. 8 peace. Ex.
J. O. 3IcIntosh,of Lincoln coonty.
Populist nominee for Mate Senator
In the 29th District, Is a gentleman
I of high standing In hi county. He
was for seven 1 years chairman of the
Lincoln county Populist Executive
Committee ami ha long been Iden
tified with the People's party.
day. Chicago Tribuue. .. .