A Sample of its Work in Warren
THEY NOMINATED A POPU
LIST ON THEIR
fount j Ticket lie Was Also
Nominated by the People's
Party County Convention The
Democratic Machine Demand
ed Thftt ho Should Decline the
People's Party "Nomination
lie Refused, Saying he Follow
cdllryun's Example, But They
Took IHm off Their Ticket.
Nothing that ha occurred daring
tho present campaign has lllustra
ted more fally and conclusively
tbe Intolerarco and undemocratic
Kplrlt of Simmons and his machine
than what has Just occurred In
The Democratic Counv Conven
tion which met first nominated Mr.
Nathan M. Palmer, the Chairman
of the People' Party Countv Exec
ntlve Committee, for a position on
thelrticket. They did this because
Mr. Palmer bad declared that while
fce was a true Ponullst that yet he
favored tho amendment.
The People's Party County Con
vention met a weok or two later
and passed a resolution to the ef
U't that since the People's Par y
Rtate Convention did not maketh
amendment a party Issue that they
would nominate Mr. Palmer on
their ticket. This was done.
The Democratic connty machine
soon held a meeting and demanded
of Mr. Palmer that he should de
cline the Peoples Party nomtna
Hon and slap his own part? in the
fare as the price of their support
He declined to do it wh err upon the
machine nncerr monlouly removed
him from the Democratic ticket.
We publish below the lame apol
ogy which the Democratic machine
made for their action, and under
that a card from Mr. Palmer ex
pressing his reason for re fn sing to
comply with their unreasonable
and autocratic demand, and expres
sing his opinion of such conduct.
Read both sides as given below
and render your vedlct accordingly:
The Machine's Apology.
To thk rvnuc :
We desire to exolain to the public whv
Mr. Nathan M. Palmer was taken off the
Democratic county ticket. He was nom
inated by the Democratic county conven
tion as a Populist who favored the Con
stitntional Amendment. Afterward he
was nominated by a wing of the Populist
partv that was opposed to the Amend
ment and his name placed on a ticket
with men who ars openly opposed to.
and working against the passage of the
Amendment, one of whom is Mr. C. A.
Cook, the leading Rrpublicn of the
countv, whom it is well known the hon
est rank and file of the Popultst partv
will not support because they must, and
we believe do recognize the fact that he
represents no political principle in com
mon with theirs. We were convinced
that the presence of Mr. Palmer's name
on that ticket lent aid and encourage
ment to the anti-amendment sentiment
in the county and to the same extent, of
course, weakened the cause of white su
premacy. Viewinir the matter in this
light we requested Mr. Palmer to publish,
or permit to be published, his letter de
clining the nomination tendered him by
the anti-amendment crowd.
He declined to do so. and there was no
other course to be followed except to
take his name from the Democratic ticket
We, who sign this notice, are members
of the Democratic executive committee
that took his name off the ticket.
J. A. Dowtijt, Chm'n.
11. A. Boyd,
P. J. Macon,
R. W. Alston,
W. G. Coleman,
J. J. Shrarin,
A. S. Webb,
Geo. W. Braplev,
M. J. Hawkins,
S. R. Duke
July 2, 1900.
Mr. Palmer's Statement.
to the fairmtnded people ok war
Gentlemen : I publish this article
simply to show to the good fairminded
people how I have been dealt with as I
felt hurt and aggrieved at the course per
sued by a few.
It is generally known that I was nomi
nated at the last Democratic convention
as a Populist to fill the office of county
treasurer. I was then some few weeks
later nominated by the Populists after I
insisted that they should not put me on
the ticket. I then went to the chairman
of the People's Party and told him that I
could not accept
The Democratic Executive Committee
held a meeting on July 33d, and passed
an order or resolution demanding that I
should publish an article rejecting the
Populist nomi lation which I positively
refused to do for the following reasons:
First, I know for the last 15 or 20
years the candidates for all county offices
have almost invariably been nominated
by two and often by three conventions. I
also see our great leader, and one whom
I believe stands solitary and alone as the
loftiest figure in the great fight for human
liberty, placed upon three tickets Dem
ocrat, Populist and Silver Republican,
nd any quantity of other instances 1
could mention. I claim that if the Popu
lists nominated me knowing that my po-
uucai views differed from theirs on manv
Issues and that my political principles
had nnder gone no change whatever, that
u was unprecedented and almost unheard
of to demand that I slap the People's
Party in the face, who simply wanted to
we ror me, by publishing them in the
Secondly, If I had been called in and
made to do the above, which my friends,
for some of them I know hare the bes
for me and interest I,, - v
- mmm 4U IMfC
me may were mAnv in t
w. ireatea wrong, would have
I s aJf
w-nnce OI hit manhnnd .-A t
"TB respected or esteemed
f again aa before if I had been made
wear a strait iarV .n
the press those who atmrvi. ..m
their action they wanted to rote for
I waa good enough to be pot on the
ft by the convention, ttut m u
principles have not changed one iota
rm t. -
lutu w neaven'a and justice's
why am I not rood enonoli to
v " '
Friends, I write without bitterness and
I think I find aa aore imn nnnn .
desire to throw the mantl of rh.ri.
over the weakness of human nature
1 reel mat 1 have been dealt nnkind
yes even crnellv within the farm. f
those I waa friendlv to.
Many leading Democrats. T thinV .1.
most all of whom I have ftMf
themselves, and I have heard a great
many, say they believe the fuir-minded
people of the county will be for me
stronger than ever.
All I ask. frienda. is inntirp if t .m
wrong condemn me if I am right austain
, inuepenaeni, lair thinking men.
m . . m mm
Nathan M. Palmer.
A False Charge.
"Editor Times-Vii tor: Th C.tjc.s
an of last week charges us with disput
ing a white pressman and putting a
i"Iored man in his place at a chener
pres. There is no truth in his state
ment We have not dlsnlsc.eri snv nnu.
men In our employment One young
man whom we had in our employment
qiit of his own accord, without giving
us a moment's notice, and took employ
ment elsewhere, and our colored porter.
who oss oeen in owr employment for
Tany years, and who m. Dress-feeder
was put on one of our lob presses OKK
DAV. until another white nreaimi n
could be em ploy pd ; and the young man
we employed came from Thb Caucas-
in om e.
II r. Click, who verrttm the aa
hear-aay, Ufermed us that he was m's
informed In regard to the matter, and
that he would make the proper correc
tion in his next paper.
Kdwards fc rocobjton.
The above anneared in the Timoi
V'sitor of July 30 b. Mr. Xd wards
ame to me ahont it. r trid him how 1
care by the facts. Ife asked see to cor
rect ic. 1 nrst toia mm 1 would sav :
'Mr. Fdwards savs the. statement, wo
published wss not true." Re said that.
would b sffle'ent 1 then told him, as
he was trying to explain how It was,
that it would be better for him to write
his statement, and we would publish
t Me said he would This is the cor
rection I proposed to make. Hut he did
not send it here, hut to the Times via.
itor. I can't say why, unless he knew
w a a a a m r . - . .
1 wouia kick sgsu st tne closing para
?rsrh. which I now take rip Amir in
doing by say'ng. T did not inform him
that f "was misinformed;" 'or T plain
ly to'd Mr Edwsrds that his expans
ion or it. was in substance juot wha
nr informant said, and whit we nnh-
lished as any one can see by a proper
analysis of it
J. F. Click.
The Ridiculous Last Act or a
The Renat and Houe of Represpnt-
stives met at 4 o'clock, p. m., .Inly 31st
here were present in the House only
peaker Tonnor and Mr. Boushall, of
w"ake. Tte Jo"rnal of the House
hows that he House adjourned sink
di. on motion of Mr Bousha'l.
Tn the Senate there was only one
enstoe preent. He was Sensfcnr Whit-
aker, r f Wake, who has acted at the two
last sesio" s as President of the Pen-
ate The Senste .lournsl shows that
the Pen ate was eo'ared adjourned sink
om bv Mr wniraKer.
At this last session of the Legislatnre
it apeas that en'y three members
we-e present, two in the Honeand one
in th Menat". Mr. Boushall msde the
motion to adjourn, tha Pp aker put the
motion, Mr. Koushali voted for it and
the Hou-e adjourned unanimously.
in the reate 'here was not even a
man to make a motion Even ffcipf
0lerk Daniels was ot present, and 'he
r.-uirral says the ' hir app inred Mr
P"red T. Merritt, Clerk (by what au
thority of law no one knows.) There
was nothing for the cl rk to do, and
there was nobody to do anything else.
"he silrce was painful. At last it oc
curred to the Chair to move that the
b'dy (?) adjonro. The rbair made the
motion, the Chair put the motion, the
' hsir declared the motion earned, the
Chair vamoo ed and Clerk Verritt 'ol-
owed It was a lonesome death of a
notorious body There were no mourn
ers at the end.
A notable recent event was the
unveiling of a tablet to the memo
ry of Jonathan Edwards, In the
Congregational church In North
ampton, Mass., whre Edwards w
oasorfor twenty-three years 1727
to 1750 -until driven oat because of
he pungency of his preach In sr. and
especially because he opposed the
Mhalf-way covenant" system then
"ommon in New England. One
hundred and fifty years have
passed since the sad hearted pastor
aid his farewell to the people and
scopes which were dear to him, and
went forth, be hardly krew whith
er. During all these years God has
honored his memory and bis teach
ing, and now the ,,cbildren,, of
hose who drove him out are seek
ing to honor themselves by honor
leg him. It would be easy to quote
words of Jesus bearing upon such a
transaction ; but we can but trust
r at better words are beflttinp the
ondnct of the people who hav
erected that tablet. Journal and
Half a Mile of Babf .
"Baby boulevard' is the popular name
of the lor stretch of broad cement
walk whloh skirts the west edge of
fdnnoln Park, from North avenue to
Center street, in Chicago. An observ
ant man, walking South, passed twen-
tv-sixbaby Doreiea and met thirty
two; in two buggies were howling
twins. A Lincoln Park polioeman is
authority for the statement that there
sre more babiea trundled over this
walk than over any other length of
sidewalk in the city. Be satd in one
!ay he checked np 124 fond fathers.
ioting mothers, nnrse msiasana imsu
brothers and sisters shoving babv bug
gies, go-carts, wheeled chairs and per
ambnlatora over the cement slabs.
'And that was only five boars daring
the whole day. That was on Saturday.
On Sundays they come in droves."
UTTER FROM C. i. BR AS WILL
Dear 8'r: When I wrote yoo the
card asking you to stop my paper, I
had no idea of provoking a controversy
or seeing it in print, bat really I bsve
o objection to its publication, flr.ee
It afforded you a txt for a very long
sermon on Batter, fusion, fusion boss
es and Bras well and bis "New Revolu
tion w I have been abuses and rtd!
ruled so mueh for the past eight year
that I have learned nottogefwrathy"
imply beraose I do not endorse the
ponucal course of any man. 8ince
yoo have boasted (so modestly of
course) of what yu done for the cause
of reform you will pardon me for re
trring to my political course since the
formation of the People's Party. In
1890 when the Alliance of retorm ele
ment controlled the Democratic party
In this Rtate to a very great extent I
went Into the Democratic primaries
and worked hard to secure the nomina
tion of farmers and reformers, believ
ing that by so doing we could secure
many reforms through that party. T
soon saw the folly of attempting fornt
- wm ,nco nn oo't'ee aw that
we need not eypect ro soor re'orm
and good rovsrnment fhrnnvh
dominated sort controlled by snb mee
as Ctrovr Cleveland rtaviA t tt:ii
Matr. W. Ransom, snd others of the'
same strip. So when the famous rnn
ferenoe of reformara waa .f- a.
T,ouls on Feb. Mnd. 189i. (Washing
ton s birthday.) and outlined plans for
the formt-tion of 1 new nartv r -
ready and willing to pn? my sbonlder
to tbe wheel and do alt T could for its
SUOCeSS. I St orea rslled mtitins nt
ths reformers in my neiehborhood at
tump Hill on March 7tb, and
drew nn and hsd si1nnl runintlAn.
endorsing the sotion ef the 8t. Louis
...u.rri-i,n, T)0 pledging sunporS to
the new party. This was the first Pso
r' s Psrty nonventlon evsr held in
Union countv snd oossiblv in North
Carolina Since that time fhsve stood
OVal I v hv the Tnn1a'a Pt. h
thick ahd tbin.tbrnegh evil as well as
stoou revors, and hsve voted for all
oar nomleses from President down tn
townshl nonstable, including the an-
' 'non icaerg,ir yon plsass. I am
sai.fled, ve T know, that It would
have bee fsr better for me both sonlat
iv m anancfaiiy te have remained
within th Democrstin nsrtv snd hn
a willing tool of this red shirt and rot-
en pgg organisation. But tha record
of this pa-ty for fraud, force, intimi
datien and broken promises is such, in
my estimation, that I could not be
honest with my God, mvself and my
eountry snd support it. Sines the or
ganisation of the People's Party T hsve
soens aa near as 1 can estimate if.
about twentv dollars in clean osnh In
the interest, of campaign work- This
doea not include thetittle time I have
peat in working for tbe success of the
nartv. I think f have done enousb to
pnMMe me to be heard in "the meet
ing," and Ism sure Our Home will
grant me snane in its columns for thia
rticle, even though it be somewhat
lengthy. The readers can sea by yonr
tatement In the Isat nana of On
Home that if yon had kept out of poli-
r.ics ano oevotea your whole time and
means to vonr own nersonsl era in vnn
would have been a very rich man by
his time. Possibly yon might bave
been a millionsJrp hv this lima anri
been occupying one of thoe? paltial
s a vie s .
'Rsiuen-fg upon wan arreer. New
York. I am sorrv that von have made
nch a irrest sacrifice T do nn eni1-rao
evervthing that has heen done by the
fopniis parr.v. as von wen irnow. 1 do
nt endorse pvervthine that Hon f -
rion Butler hss done. Bnt, I g-o into
the Pormlist prf msr'es and conventions
snd flgt for what T bel'eve to he the
hesfc policy for the party to pnrsne.and
r 1 am victorious, ir a msjonty or the
Pontiliata Mirree with mm thi-n T a-vnatf
;he mino'itv as true Popnlists to sub
mit and sttcit roth orrsn'satlon.
If a msioritv dc?des that Ism vrnre
whv then as a true Populist I shon'd
nhmit and go a'ong wih the rosiority.
Two years ago T forpsaw that "negro
domination" would t e thelacue in that
camna'gn. This wss an ofT" vesrand
he People's Party had very little at
tske in that e eoMnn except a few of
fices. It was not a Presidential elec
tion neither were Rtae officers to b
hnen and the T.p&la'stnrn to ha a1a
ted did not bsve to elect a Senator. The
Legislature or 85 and w had given ns
a fsir snd honest, election Isw snd en
acted manv othe rood and wholesome
"Storms The counties hsd been r'ven
locsl self government a lsw which
the Democrats dare rot repeal. In view
of all this I was opposed to fnsion that
vear. I was In favor of putting out a
straight ticket and building np and
strengthening our organisation, pre
paratory for the grat fight which I
saw would have to be made in 1900 to
preserve the liberties . and political
rights of the people of this grand old
State of North Csrclins "Vea T went
into th Populi convention two years
ago ana opposed fusion, inn, nowfh-
stsndins' the fact that. T era a ati4Pain
at the tim w'tb a severe toothache. I
had the effrontery to get nn in that
convention and try to give my reasons
for the "faith that was in roe." When
tbe proposition to pnft out a fnsion
county ticket was put before the con
vention T prompt lv moved to reject it.
And who, T pray, was it that opposed
ray eonrse 7 Were yon not so badlv
seared for fear thia fnion offer won Id
be rejected that yon and other man-
a. a. J. m m. m m a
st-pii ro gen line convenrinn ro aajourn
without taking a voce onmv motion
which was then before the house, in
order that Mr. Tj. B. Wemor and
Rey Bavins Cade might address the
convention and get them in the notion
to accept this fnsion offer 7
wnen the Convention re-assembled
did von not ask Mr. Cade tn o-tve his
advice about the matter, and did he
not tell us that it was the policv of the
8tate Committee to fue with the Re
pihlicans whenever we could secure
an honorable co-operation f In fact,
Mr. Or pen. did von not favor fneion In
9t 9rJ and 98 t Now, let ns reason s
usee ana see ir we can ten why you
were so ardently in favor of fusion
two yesrs ago. At that time yen were
a oandidate for the State Senate, (fn
sion candidate too if you please ) Ton
wera willing to fuse with Tom Cratg'e
party or anyb ody else if by so doing
tou could make sure your election to
tbe Senate. Yet yon could "swallow
negro, fusion and all" for the sake of
a little "pie." Look back over your
files and see how msny times Oar
Home has told us that the negro ques
tion was only a scarecrow to. frighten
people into , voting the Democratic
ticket. That there was no danger of
negro domination and that the cry
was only a fal e alarm to keep tbe peo
pie from discussing tbe real issues
That this question was old and thread
bars and the people could not be fooled
with it by any lawyer.
The man who uses religion as
a crutch should not complain if he
falls in the mud.
To Mr. J. Z. Green. Editor or Our
RALEIGH. NORTH CAROLINA, AUGUST
Interviewed by Correspondent of
the Baltimore Sun.
ON THE POLITICAL SITUA
TION. In North Caroline HI Views and Opln
ions Fully Expressed on Co-operation
snd tho A mendmnt Conservative Es
timate of the Votlnc Strength of tb
Three Parties-Shows TJp the lIrpocii
sr of the Simmons "Machine.
A few days ago, Mr. Pleasant, a
special correspondent of the Balti
more Sun, came in North Carolina
to write up the Political Situation.
He haBded a list of questions to the
People's Party Chairman and to
the Democratic Chairman, and re
quested their answers to be pub
lished in the San on Tuesday.
We have not seen the 8un of that
data, but below we give the ques
tions he handed to Chairman But
ler and his answers:
Qtjistion. (1) Ettent of Pann-
list-Republican fusion on State.
County, and Legislative ticket, and
against Amendment. Estimated
Answer. Complete and harmo
nious co-operation all over the Stats
on all tickets. Estimated strength
185,000, less abont 20,000 legally
qualified voters denied registration,
making net strsngth in election 165,-
000. As to the Amandmant. tha
vote against it will be larger than
the combined co-operative strength.
Q. (2) Objections to constitutional
amendment from a legal standpoint?
An. Tbe Grandfather clause clearly
violates tbe 15th Amendment, (b)
That if the amendment stands or falls
as a whole, as the Democrats declare
that it will, then if adopted, it must
fall as a whole for two reasons, 1st.
that if the "grandfather clause"
does not disciiminate against tbe ne
gro on account of race or color, it
doss on account of previous condi
tion of servitude, and for the other
reason that while it discriminates
against the negro it seeks to discrim
inate in favor of the white man and
confer npon him a hereditary privi
lege, which is clearly prohibited by
Article 1 section 3 of the State Con
stitution, (the Bill of Rights); and,
admitting that it will fail as a whole,
fcvery man who votes for it violates
his oath to snpport the Constitution.
Bat suppose it all sfands together
ss the Democrats declare it will, yet
the inf vi able result is the disfran
chisement of all illiterate white men
who come of age after December let,
1908, and the enfranchisement of all
negroes of age before that date and
coming of age after that date who
possess the educational Qualification.
In addition to the boys twelve years
old and nnder who will be disfran
chised, at once every white man
born outside of the United States
unable to meet the qualifications will
be disfranchised, and the sons of
aliens, though born in North Caro
lina will be disfranchised IP tliav Hn
not possess tbe educational qualifi
cation, ana t&ousands of others, in
eluding all who are unfortunately
born out of wedlock, and who there
fore in law have no father or grand
father, being the liniel descendants
of nobody. If this is not true, then
every mulatto boy or man in the
Sate will be protected by the' law
and permitted to vote.
But the "grandfather elanse' nf
the proposed amendment is net nnlv
unconstitutional, but the courts wilH
declare It void. leaving the remain.
der of the amendment, which will
consulate a complete and constitu
tional scheme of limiting suffrage to
stand. Such great constitutional
lawyers and statesmen aa Senators
Teller, Stewart, Edmnnds, Allen.
Pettigrew, McEnerv. Cafferv. and
dozens of others declare in written
opinions, that this will be the result.
ir so, then tbe adoption of this
mend men t means the d isfranchi so
men t not only of all the white per
sons referred to abovA. hnt in addi
tion from 40 000 to 60 000 illiterate
white .voters in the State at once.
Q. (3) Porpofe and scone of "red
An. To intimidate and sundress the
opposition vote.and besides to pre
vent a rree d'senssion In some sec
tions. The Democratic committee hav
mg declined a pronnsttion for a iolnt
discussion of these questions on eve
ry stump tn the State, is forced to
resort to fraud and force and anneal
to prejudice and even preventing
single handed discussicn by the op
position in ordr that their own vo
ters mav not hear the truth. Thia is
confined chiefly to a narrow strip
along the South Carolina border,
comprising the v 6th Congressional
district, and extending beyond Wil
mington through a half dozen coun
ties in the Eastern part of the State.
Q. (4) Appointment of iudces of
election. How many negroes selec
ted. Anticipated results "in white
counties. Feeling in Western conn-
ties. : '. - .. -
An. The Election Law provides that
there shall be three jadges of elec
tion in every voting precinct, the
registrar being one, and that' not
more than two of these shall belong
to the Democratic party. In every
county in the State petitions to the
board of elections were prepared,
setting forth a list of names in each
voting precinct, and requesting said
board to appoint one of said persons
named for the one judge of election
of said precinct to represent the op
position. The Democ ratio Con sty
ojaras 01 eiect ons la nearly every
-niy m tne oiare rot only ignored
rfces petitions, and refuse to appoint
4 tirgle man from the list submitted
o thea, bat appointed men of their
own selection. In many counties
they appointed negroes, when there
wee a large number of Popallsta
and white R-publicars In said pre
cunei competent and willing to serve
in sneh places. The petitions refer
red te wf re signed largely, not enlv
u7 "puiisrs ana tteenoneans. ont
1- seme plaess by Democrats. Io
-wuie- oiuuues mey appointed a ne
gro at every voting precinct la the
county. These negroes were appoin-
vma as pou no:ders in both negro and
wnito counties over the protest of
wmte people. The names, post of-
oee and precinct of these negroes in
more than one hundred instaneea
ave been reported to our Bead
Quarters. We understand that there
are more than double that number,
but the names and precincts have
not been definitely reported.
in response to the last part of the
qnefion. will say that nearly all ne
gro counties in tbe State are demo
cratic. Nsarly all People's Prty
and Republican counties in the State
are white counties.
The only hope the democrats have
of carrying the 8tate is by carrying
the negro counties by big majorities.
Toe large ma j iritis against the
democratic party and the amend-i
ment will be from the white coun
Q. (5) Opinion of demoeratie law
yers retained by Populist eommittee
s to coastitutionalitv of amendment.
Who are these lawyers f
An. Attached to this sheet is the onin-
ioa of Ms jr John W. Graham, son
of Hon. William A. Graham, leading
counsel nf the opposition.
Q. (6) Number of negroes sow enti
tled to vote. Number who will be
disfranchised by amendment. White
children working in factories who
will grow up to be illiterate.
An. During the past ten years there
bv probably net been more than
00 000 negro votes east, unless they
were eat for the desaoeratio partv.
Tn h Presidential eleetie f 1892,
'he Rapnb'iean ead:dU for Gover
nor received only 04 684 votes, with
three tickets in the field, and at least
thirty or forty thousand of these
were white votes. In the new regis
tration which has just closed, nn
doubt at least 2000 negroes legallv
entitled to vote, have been denied
registration. Besides, during the
last ten years, especially during the
last four or five years there hasbe-n
a steady increase of negro exodas
from the State. In many of the eas
tern counties it has been Impossible
for farmers to seer re laborers. Their
negro tenant houses, whicu were full
ten years ago. are, in many places,
vacant. Itlsfeto say that not
more than 60.001 negroes are now
legally entitled to vote ander tbe
present registration. The great ma
jority of these negroes live in wha
is known as the "negro counties,"
where the demoeratie party is expec
ted to pile np majorities nearly as
'arge as the white and negi-o vote
("ooWnorl. Therefore over half of
the 60 000 negroes voting will either
be vod or counted for tne demo
cratic partv. Of this 60 000 negro
voters, at least two-thirds will be
disfranchised by the pronoed amend
ment, and if the "grandfather clause"
is declared unconstitutional and the
remainder stands, as nearly everv
gTA.t constitutional lawyer says it
wil'. there will be more white men
disfranchised by it than negroes.
The number of white children em
ployed in factories in the State is in
creasing, negroes are not employed
There is only one cotton factory in
tbe state that employs negroes, that
factory is owned by negroes. While
In many of the towns where the fac
tories are located there are graded
schools; vet it is impossible for these
white children to attend; and, there'
fore, from this source and bv this
cause, tbe illiteracy of tbe whites
will increase instead of dimmish. As
an illustration, we will tak the town
of Concord, where the facts which
have been repeatedly ststed in this
eamna'gu. and nt denied, are as
follows: Of tbe 2800 children of
school age, less than nine hundred
are in tbe public schools. Of t-e
white children ten years of age 60
per cent, can neither read nor write,
and of the colored children ten years
of age only 10 per cent, cannot read
and write. And this is in the town
where is located the only negro fac
tor in the State.
For another illustration, let us
take the town of Galdsboro, the home
of Mr. Aycock, the Democratic can
didate for Governor. That town
boasts that it has the best graded
schools in the State. The report of
the Superintendent of these schools
Inst published, shows, that out of
672 white boys of school age, 949 did
not attend school for the past year a
"ingle day, and there are only a fer
factories in that town, and only one
These facts show what a large per
cent of the white boys of the State
will be disfranchised after 1908. even
if the amendment is constitutional
and stands aa a whole, and even if
the most perfect and complete edu
cational facilities are f arnjshed. not
only in every town, bat la every
sshool district in the State.
Q. (8) Number of negro counties in
the Sate. Proportion of whites who
are Populists and Republican.
An. The counties generally known
as negro counties are only thirteen in
number. One of these, Halifax, is
the banner demoeratie county in the
The Peonle's Partv polled 48,000
votes for Weaver In 1893. The psr
ty is now stronger than then. Every
voter in the party is a white man. I
thick it is safe to say that one-half
of the Republican votes that are
counted for that party in any elec
tion are white votes.
at AJOK JOHK W. GBABASf'S OriinOX OH
thx coxsriTrmoxaX isiXDanrr.
During tne trial of tbe Democratic
'Registrars at Winston. Col. Arg, of
Raleigh. In a speech for the defence
turned to Major John W. Graham, who
was an attorney for the prosecution,
and said: - - -
"Major, you are a Democratbut I
have never yet heard of your saying
now you intended so vote on tuts
At once. Major Graham arose vpaf
aid: "Dojes want tci knew now?"
Tol Argt repPed."Y'S I do- Mi tor
s . . -
urnim inrn imwrrrfl ss follow 1
I shall rote aga'nst It. beef I b.
Heve I Is In entrafnt on of th fo
st'tatlon of tbe felted eutea, sod will
theref-re eot sapport It. Col Argo's
only reply was. "Yoq have tbe rHir
age "f joor convictions. I know. Ma.
How many Pemo-ratie lawyers are
th-re lo the tate who are anptvirtleg
this amendment who have nt theeour-
g of their convictions. In whom th
delre for offlce Is grfer than thlt
regard for thrn'ltutln of te Tel
ted States sod the r oath to support it?
rOUt VOUEN DROVMED WHIU
Batatas Co City- Mr Teas Oat
to 1st aa ra4vto.
Oca a it rrTT, V. J., Jnlv XI Foer
yoing women. reldcns ef Phlla-VI-
DMa we trarie fat In th -art here
eiay abcat noon and their hotte.
Mrs. wMKta nf same city, who
wa hahlng with them, was rene
hv a H'e gnaed In an unconscious stst.
Th rfrtwnd were:
If Is e Towe.
Tn rmnn wera In the wstcr at tha
fot ef !h street, where few person
enter the serf and nd net ndertan
he treachery of the h" sterols seeae
heavy ondsrtow that was reenter n
the strand. They were (1 the wt'er
eb-Mit fifteen ml notes when two of tne
girls got beyond thalr depth. The ne.
r two wan to their kld and wr
ewept oat wlfb tbe enrrest. Mrs. Ve.
ban eedeavored to render what asU-
taaeesee con 1 4. and almost tost her
rn life ia tbe atrsmef. T.I fa OnsrA
Lee and a gsnt'sman. whose name was
not asrertainsi. saw tbe struggling
hatbera and rushed ont with a life line.
Tbeybmugbt Mrs. Meebaa into the
snore onconsHous and rstnmed for
the otbar members ef tbe rarftv. hnt
tbey had In tbe meantime disappeared
oe reseosrs. howsvsr. succeeded In
recovering tbe bodies.
SCOIED BOTH PARTIES.
Prohibition Nominee Tor Presldenrr
Speaks in Panvllle.
TAvrLi a. Va . Jnly 80 Ilea. John
G. Weeiley. Ptebibitioo nominee fr
tbe Prestdenev. speke bare o-nlh.
He snores' tbe Republican and Demo
crat 1 0 parties for tbslr position on the
liquor ooes'ioo sod wss epeeia'ly se
ver en the salolstry and ebnrch mesa,
hersblp for clinging to the old parties
and thus preventing tbe Prohthitlen
Ista fr?m getMng their flrbMco-
strength He attacked VcRinley for
bis position ss s Hethedis- who refns.
ed to assist In putting a Prohibition
'ank In the Kspuhlican partv else.
'orm. TTe. hsd an andienee ef 1.500.
1 000 of whom were women.
Seaools In tha Pblileptaa Islands.
A non sectarian ro'lega ef r rimarr
and secondary e4ucstnn was opened
in Manila on Jure 29'h In the pres.
nea of Judge Taf. President o the
f!lril fommission. and Ms eollesrnee.
Jnde Ts't "peke in flt.'ine and effec
tive terms of the slenlflcance ef the
event. The Institution Is the nt ed
ucational enterprise in the I'hi'ip
pines that Is not nnder the eontrol ut
the rrless and that lor fcs for support
t the ynlnnterv eontrihu'ons of te
eople. Five hnnilred pupils have at.
restfy been enrolled and teeny chil
dren are leaving the schools of th
nrles to enter the collage The Amr-
can educational department nnpllee
text books on tbe easiest nossihle en
ditlnns. This is a sign of better times
n the Philippine Islands. TCx.
Killed by Llrhtntnr.
Elt iboo. N". C Jnlv 30 A farm
er namd Williams and ha yonngson
were killed wet. of this plsee sa. week
hy lighnlng. It wss a mo deplers-
h'e nvsfortune.the fther and sn lv
ng nnder a large tree a few steps from
the door of their hotne. In wMeh stood
Vrs. WITams, who was hurled to the
flor hy the shock. The nnfornnate
woman regained nonsolensness enlv -
receive a worse shock to And that bth
her hnshand and son were dead.
"Papa, was It a w' prson who satd
the good d'e young- "7
"Yes, said the musing man, "I gues
Well. she went on after thinking
it ovr for some time, I am mt
much surprised ahou. yon. but I dont
ee how mamma ever managed to get
Many a man who says
rather be right than bo
can't be either.
Men take opposite sides on the
mnnev question but the msjotlty
are on the outside.
Last Week In the Pfcilfpplne.
Maw ila, julv 80 h In last wek'e
coting ten Americans were ki'led
and fourteen wounded. One hundred
and eighty Filipinos were kiMed and
ix j taken prisoners. Forty Filipino
rifles were captured. Ex.
A limited nnmberof scholarships
Is being offered by Littleton Fevale
College, Littleton, N. C , to young
ladies without property preparing
to teach who apply at once.
The demand foe teachers holding
diplomas from this insitu!on has
been Increasing for several years
and daring the past year went be
yond the supply.
A FRIGHTFUL BLUNDER
Will often canse a horrible Barn.
Soald.' Cat or Bruise. Backlen's
Arnica Salve, the nest in tbe world,
will kil! tbe nain and promptly heal
it. Cur" Old Sores, Fever Sores.
Ulcers. Boils. Felons, Corns, all 8kin
Eruptions. Best Pile cure on earth.
Only SScts. a box. ure guaranteed.
Sold bv all Druggist.
BRAVE MEN FALL
Vietim to etoojaoa, liver and kid
ney troubles as well as women, and all
feel the results In the loss of appetite,
poisons in tbe blood, backache, nerv
ousness, headache and tired, liatlese,
rundown feeling. Bat there's no need
to feel like that. Listen to J. W. Gard
ner, Idavllle, ind. He says : "Electric
Bitters are jnst tbe thing for a man
when he Is all ran down, and dont
care whether be lives or dies. Tt did
more to give me new strength and
good appetite than anything I could
take. I can now eat anything and
bave a new lease nn life." Only 50cts
at all drng stores. Every bottle guar
Denied Tts Charges Bade
A M0T1OV OF ACQUITTAL
Influence, Not Intimidation,
VTmm the Piirp" 'of HHnglng
Mounted Men to rrmnkfort.
Oeorgetown. Ky, Ju'v SO E.
cretsry of Plate Caleb rower
took the stand In his own bhal'
Power admitted that be organ.
lied the hodr of moo ntal rers whs
went ti Fmnklln on sever orea.
lona lat winter, but declared thU
waa done for Influence with fh
State Conet P.oad and tbe Igta.
latnee; net for the paapoee of In
timidation. The defendant entered a denial ef
'he charges mad against blm bv
''olton.Nonkes and other wnesa.
We denied that Henry Vooteev had
be keve of his offlce on tbe day of
the assassination, but he said tVere
were two keys to tbe office, one of
which was In the possession of for
mer Assistant Fee ret try of Rta
W-J. Davidson and another In
poeaeeslon of Ren Kwe, Qevemor
Tavlor'a colored perer. Powers
a'd that neither of these kevs wa
ever In his possession, aed that he
bad hfs own key la Ma pocket In
Louisville the day of the assassi
nation. The defense opened 'ts side of
the case with a motion for peremn
orr Instructions for a verdict of
arqnlttsl. The mlon waa sub
mlted witeout argntrten sn was
oromptlv ove-rn1ed by the curt.
Attorney Faulkner s'ated tve
-aeefortVe defense He aald the
defense will show that tbe contest
over the State rffleee were ro tried
on Judicial llnea. bnt on a partisan
aele,and tbst politic wa reerton
slblo for the ereeont rroeerntlone.
He Intimated t-at te proeerntlon
known the Hentlfv of the sassln
bnt baa concealed blm. ft will be
admitted, ho stM th-t Talrb ow-e-
and Charlea Fin lev rrga?X't
and brought to Fra-k fort the crowd
of mcunat men who arrived there
January 25t, ht that h'a vi
on'y to tvtltlon the Wlelatnre and
not to intimidate that Wv. Ife
declare! ibat the mn who rem-
ved the mountain bov were not
bad citizen, aa charged bv the
ober a'de. and be rhrod a'o that
be Pemrata bad large h-we of
ne- In Krankfort to back no tne
It. wcnM he proved, he claimed,
hat. Weaver, one ef the main wit.
oaaofl for the proeerntlon. was
evr n Frankfort ant II veerdav:
ht Flnl-v and AnderaeQ and
Rohert Voakes testified for mOnev.
and W. H. ruHon In the hop of
obtaining Immnnl'y frm tbe proa.
entlon. and that wharon OoMena
evidence would be euccesf fully con-
The defendant. Cal' h Power, font
te wtnaa and. He declared
"erprknrw Jim Har. FaMan
Wbtttakor or R'cbaH Comb', thre
f the defendant, nrlor to the nu
asair-at'on. F hd only known
Yontsey since Jannarv 1st.
In regard to he bringing ef tbe
monntalneera to Frankfort, wlt
nepa aald: "TVere were three
crowds of mn brongi't to Frank:.
frt. snd T hd eomefblnir to do
with the organization of each. Tbe
-nr"0a wa to show tbe Interest f
beaereonle In t-e nater a, laene
nd n to l-ttm'dato r he the
ate Flection Hoard or tbe Levi.
latum. T lntrncod tbe men to do
no acts of violence, and no far a I
know none was committed by
Powers eomtfnned; "Tha last
crowd of men were brought for
double purpose. We expected to
nse them a w1tneea before the
contest board, and a'eo to show bv
tbeir preence tbe Interest thev fet
In tbe contests. We a'ao bad beard
rumor that we were to bo forclblv
ejected from the office. Thse m
mora were based on newspsper e
nrr and were intended to resist
A C003 IDEA.
hrt Wm H Stick to ftf Office Seekers
Out aids of tbe DesaocratU Party. Bad
Te are hoping that ten thousand
readers of this raner are saying this
week that there shall no more on
hrotherly eartixan hste in Wnrh Car
oMna.no more redhlra. no more In.
oleranee. no more tntlmldat'cp. The
nenple mi? sad hereafter for nrinct
n'ea nf wrld-lmnortan-e. Instead ef
lTltlnr h'tterlr over the rao leewe.
Offle seekers reus come f the front
"n thi reerla after ths. We sbsll
hve fsir eleetlon lsw, and hnroeab'e
dealing on everv hand. We are pss
ing the long period of one lsne, and
eoni ng Into another cfmany and great
Well, the above is good. We bave
aeen and heard that before. After ev
ery I in when Democrats wln-e-pec'aMv
we bave been treated ft men
a gepl dish. W will hsv"redhirts"
and "more fntolerence and moretn
timidaMona, and unfair "election laws
and dishonorable dealing." H win
take tha to elect the Hemeeratin ma
'bine, and w ak ail voters to waV-h
nd see who is telling the truth about
trar gerst gastra-
Foreigners ellngto tbe great cities,
hiogh In none of them do they ou
nnmber the native. In I7ew Terk.
however, and acme other of tbe larger
cities tbe foreigners and those ef for
egn na rents nnones'lonably outnum
ber th" of American 'parents of two
BiciTT un truer.
S THI la taw
tMtr Waafca Umm
The n tlloal lUeerieraf Aegsjs 1st
hrlrg tfce h'aah ta m easseea
'sefte-. iaMa betty sad nn st
neeviesty th h'gw a4ed eW-Us,
Xaeta Csrflaa f the sua
mi A seer ean .ti - r-, ti a
' Va'a Ceer that sass ta resaw
e ft hlffker laes tha Aege
s-n raee. r w-e aapesaay trey
eedeJeg hattle. It ss.fee. r lha!t
ew have se kea eetewaratlv sad at.
J- TWv have ta Heht e aeeak.
r re-does ef speerh; freed e- m saake
lltiel aeeeha Is a eaedtaat a
trie ef ear t'e and Xs'lee, It Is a
new, to, tt at twSieasn cltise have
tskeatheUw let Ks-r ew haeda.
Tm de this Is ta mmm t win - aM the
Haneat iseefal. let w atep ft. ft
we d net, we are teat W seed at
Mates ta there sneak era."
Bra. Bi Hey, the a have sea right.
ory It tw rrewded ef? yesje eJlteHal
page Bat ItV good rv4ig. e we
hope tha rra4ers ef the llecorfee wtlt
net eat j rvsd If, hat rrty ever it aed
Jla la with the eestisaeela ef Ik aad
make t a paitef tbeir rt'g creed.
w frar hrter. 't y-i will far.
get thia la tha aett Mttt essapalga.
Ta will have ta eg atarols the
nesaoeratie speskers. fee ihy eaaeal
njtks or wla na any he kind ef aa
lesaa. Thai Is why they did e shew
belr proreslraa frr whit sapresaaev
by their action la arpeUtlsg regl-
Bat w here jra will stick te this
tad tbsa at vacs' rasa srsaca. Ills
cowardly net te he willing te de aa.
ALMOST A TKACtDT 11 COTH.
JSes Karraw Saeasw Warfaa a Sfi
Norfolk. Va July 30 The
vlog of a loaded pl.tol. which
formed part of the evidence la a
a murder trlat. came year roettag
Jo'g port lock, of tb County
Conn, his life today. It waa da
rt eg the trial of Wllllssa O. Jenk lea,
colored, charged with th rnnrder
of Ueorge William, a laa Tom
Ghoet The murderer's pistol eg.
eloded while H Cap. Mrba1Ia
bands and the ball narrowly
tnUaod Jed go PortWk's bead.
The mnrder oecarrod on pQadsy
morning. April ?2, and originated
inadlspnte over 40 cent, which
Jenkins a'leged was stolen fross
him In a gaiee of crap. Jenk'n!
wnt to fsndea bar. borrowad a
pistol, rrornrd cart rid ee at anoth
er place, and thn, baa'ing p
WlMlams. fired tb-ee shot Into
blm. Hea'h ensned Immedlate'y.
Jenk na was convicted of savrder
la the flra degree. The trial el le.
ed the fact that Williams and fif
teen or twentv other negroes were
engaged In a game of crap oa Haa
dy tnomlng, when the mazier
occurrel. Judge port lock gave tbe
P'rlal policemen porte that he
would b-r. after In uch cases con
sider that thev knew that theae
nlecrewere being run, but If they
did not keow It be would consider
them Inefficient and remove from
offlce the !ait one of them.
DUKE OF SAXONY DIES IN CEIttANT.
Viet la's Sereaa -m Saaraaa aa Bteay f
ha Takea ta Reglaa.
Cobnrg. Jol SI The Iek ef Bga.
Cohurc died a lOe'eloek last evening
at R'wento castle. Feoeativ at a eetw
ottattnn ef epeltisaln Vensltwaa
dlsoesered that there was a eaaeevooa
rrowth at the root ef the torgae. At
bedealreof the dncheea a'd other
rembers nf the family, wb were
aware efthenaore of the d'eeaee. the
"ke took rp his residence at Roeese.
He waa owsre ef the real state ef kia
nea'th and hoped he wonld reewser.
Dnrteg the minority rf Ms heir, the
Dake of Alhanv. the government of
'he d c.hy will he nnntared by hered
trv Prior lchenhhe L-ereabsirr.
ins taira-i" 01 ins yoQBc ease.
Ttndon. JaW SI. The new of the
death 01 th Due f Sze-Chnrg,9.
ha. second son ofOieea VInfnrl. m.
ated aseasatioa In iondoa. a If was
toia ly aneTpeeted. Te qqeen was
deeply affectrd and the Priee ef Wslaa
cane-led sll engagements.
At Windsor there were seany slgas
of mourning, the hells fa tha enrfew
tower of 8k George's ebspel bisg
It Is ssted that the body ef tbe late
4 oke will he embalmed and hreaght t
Knrlsnd foe Interment and ttt is avtti
lie In state at Windsor.
Basaedy tev the Oat Sea at.
Do not sow eats wit boat treat lag
tbsm for tbe destruction of asset, if the
mat baa ever appeared on f be farm or
farma ta tbe vicinity, aad there are
few r lscea where It has not. The oat
era at rrnairee a stronger eolsio ta
ill It than wheat smnC Tbe fermala
given fur oats is on poand of b'oe
tone or talpbat of rorper, ia eight
galles of wter for eight beshels of
oats, white tb wheat formats aa
ame amount of saiphat ef copper la
ta gallons ef war rr for tea bshels of
wheat. Th grain by arfng this pre
ventive for sraat is sa inereasa of erep
and aa impraveaseat ta quality.
Meoswa f ta Bowarfawiaa.
The poseihilltleaaf the "animal ao
r are rrmarkahlr wellshowa hy Mr.
W. A Fraser in bis new tales, a tilled
If ooswa of the Boundaries. The. ar
etoriea of Rod. t be By. ad the fsr
bsaring aa'mala of tbaXortb west aad
he half-breed trappers who ha at
bem. Kerb of the tale teesss with
-ariotis bits of wood.loce and IPt'e
kooan facts a boa the moeee. beaver,
bear, lynx, fox aed wolf.
Mr. Artb-r Hrming who has Illas
trated tbe stories, is a sportemaa aad
naarais, aa well as sn ar.isk
Tbe first or the If owastertes win
snpear tn Ta HTcansv Kvavrxa
Post of September 1.
Kegro Lynched la Gaersia.
KaoxviLLK. Oa Joly t7 hJaek
HiHemao.a negro S years old. was
Iveehed near here and his body rid
dled with billets by a m b. Almost a
week ago Hillsmaa attempted te as
ssolt the 14-jear-eld daagbter of Jas.
Mitchell, a well known planter of th
eoanty. He waa arrested and takea te
Maom for saf keeping, hot broagbt
here for a preliminary trill. A eoro
ner's Jnry was enable te fled th saraas
of any of the nsembers of tha saob.