RALEIGH. NORTH CAROLINA, SEPTEMBLR 20, 1900.
Kh lo rmi AM KNI
' MKNT ANh VA.VA'T DEM-;
LKTfRRS FROM EVERY
SECTION OF THE STATE.
I -1 v That TIm- Method. I'm iI
l The Simmons Machine U-v.
fH the Win ,,r the People.
(Continued Krotn l.a-t Week.)
letter from Rirgaw: Democrat
lr I'rnmlumtwoy. aw ago reduced
ur pirtf from I.Vl to 210. The Dem
ocrats opened their campaign at
i.'H-t two month before the elec
n (ii :md formal red shirt crowds.
I h"y marauded the country at least
fhre tlrmsa week at tho dead
hour of midnight, with Winches
N rs and pistol, and threatened dire
punishment and denth to all nc
ir !. who attempted to volt). They
also visited many whites to mak
;i display of themaeU e and their
weapons, and told them they had
better quit the Negro Populist par
ty and fall in ranks with them if
they wanted to bo respected any
more by decent white people, and
that It was of no use to vote against
tliem, that they were going to have
the election even at the cost of blood
and life. They refused to register
whle Populists and voted Demo
erat on the day of ebction who
were not registered. They did not
count the true Populist vote that
v, as cast by the Populist party
they counted for therm Ives a lar
per majority than there are Demo
crats In the county. To sum up the
whole thing in a few words, they
had so completely terrorized, bull
dozed and forced the weak-minded
by their threat before the election
that al the good, substantial I'opu
lists had become so disgusted that
they turned with contempt from
the ballot boxes They said, we
can do nothing hero to-day, but
never will we again sufTor ourselves
to be bulldozed and forced at the
mu.zle of Winchesters out of our
political rights. So closed the good
Democratic tragedy in Pender coun
ty. Populist Votek.
THE POPULISTS' POSITION.
l'litor Click jMak For I h Hank nnl
l'H I'o-iulistt Will Not Vol' For so
Hickory Times-Mercury. i
In The Caucasia" we see Sena
tor Butler, National Chairman,
savs he will support Bryan and
Stevenson. Dut he does not advise
Populists of this State to do so. He
knows that there would be no use
to ask Populists in this State to
support Bryan and Stevenson. It
Is too soon af'er the revolutionary
eampaign and wholesale steal elec
tion. It is alt right for Mr. Butler to
st'ck to Brjan and Stevenson. As
his work par tains to the nation and
is not local, and because of the ac
tion of this committee, be could
not do otherwise consistently, and
no one could ask or expect him to
So far as this Statf is concerned,
the tendency seems to be turning
toward thn Middle of-t he-1 toad tick
t; and if it could be properly man
aged It could poll at least 30,000 or
40,000 votes. But so far, no effort
is being made by that wing to make
a united, aggressive campaign.
It would be better for the Popu
lists to do that, perhaps. As we
see it, with their counting and
stealing machine, the Democrats
will carry the Statu fpr Bryan and
Hteventon anyway. By running
three tickets, they would have no
scu to make a wholesale steal
niii rrd shirt campaign.
y the Populis's concentrating
on one ticket and voting for it, and
the Republicans voting for their
ticket, and all demanding a fair
humane campaign and election,
and see to it that every It-gal voter
gets his ballot counted as cast
whle.h. th y can do-then when the
rnint Is made for the different can
didate ii will show Mr Aycock's
sixty thousand majority was no-ihinj-
i ut a gr at big Bteal.
Our columns are open for Bug
grti,ris along this line. Populists
rannot and will uot vote for Ste
venson, without endorsing fraud
and fciicrincing sel respoct. And as
party, they cannot vote for Mc-
Kinley without sacrificing princi
!!'. To do either, as we see it, is
to surrender party organization.
Can we afford it? Is it right to do
sol What say youT The time is
short. The Times-Mercury la not
dictating. The people should say.
Quarto only one,
j HOW IT LOOKS TO THE UNPREJUDICED.
tfililor of i Xer
Vora ICli-iou ,
North Carolina '
W.e.ly Writ,, ofth
York ladeoendent. im.
mediately after the election, wrote
to the Kev. Mr ; McKlway of Char-:
lotto for aa article from the Demo ,
cratic standpoint with reference to !
v.uia.Ku uu election id ortb
Carolina; at the same time they wrote
to Senator Butler for an ar'icle kit-
mg the other aide Bth these arti
flea were published in the same isme
of that jiurna. Mr. MoElway stin
h i to think the
campaign of fotee
a id intimidation was perfectly pro-
P r and laughed at tho iotimatt-m oy
Krt joae. witntne
two articles before him. the Eduor
ur tne independent la an editoral
r i Um..'
-Twmen Jrt t n- thi u
l wo men report to us this week
the conditions of th it i i
North Carolina on the constitution 1
i amendment to disfranchise no-
groes. une or them is a politician, 1
tile Ot her ClerCVman Tha nnllll
clan is indignant at the suppress ' itor of San Francisco Mr l-.nther L P! number of known
Ion by viol, nee of the vote against i " l ' ranciaco, Mr. I .nther, , deafl bod,e8 at S(ven tboasand m,s.
theamendment. With him it is i the BecretaT of the Transvaal i slnff one thousand ; and bodies re
not a question of color, for the ter 1 Committee of that city, furnishes ; covered, at 4 Km The exact num
whir "W.aVXMrt"i aga,'!ft 'T0 dPtan9 f tHe m&nn'T ,n!of persons lott will never be
whtt4 8 and blacks; and white which the Enelish have nnderra- i. m, , , .
speakers, belonging to,,artk.S wh.ch . kon Yo undorta- krjown. The cltv had a population
control the section of the Kta , i kon to brinf? home to the I$oers a : 0f between thirty and forty thou
which there are io negroes, were ra,lzation of 'tho blessings" , sand, and manv strangers were In
not allowed to enr th towns ; Rrltish rule. It was General Sher-! the cltv An Associated Press re-
Palen orVenrJusMedtr IT, ' Wh' 8p,,ak,P as an P, ! porter, now on the scene of the dis
came benator Butler sees and de 1 ,M . fl ... . . . . . , ' astGr says.
dares that government by the (roe th,s aeflmt,on hft ha(i n nind war ..Bo8t informed residents of Gal
vote of the people has failed in j 519 conduoted according to rules re-; veston, who have been all over
North Carolina, and that a Senator; cognized by all civilized nations, j porfconS of the city, estimate that
ington ,n S0Uth Africa arGi 1.200 to 1,300 acres of the city were
waCd him, but bTausi thoso who i bT&t y Viola,,n theBe -wept clear of any habitation,
wanted his opponent elected were j as they alwa.vs violated them in it can be gaid that not one Gal
not allowed to cast their votes, ii ; Ireland whenever by their cruel ; Veston home escaped without some
ihSfhSTJrJl6 bm' L ',U,t,0', ! and unbearale tyranny they drove damage. Those people whose hous
ro;D:fetlhr lnto-med ;osStitandonPthPeir foundations,
shall have the rights of freemen i"nPe" 1 ne -mmy Atkins of to- with fences carried away, shutters
"The other writer is a clergyman, ! dy ,lke his predecessor in Ireland, I t0rn from their fastenings, and con
b 't, must 8a,y that it 8e.ms tins Us a savage with a very thin veneer ! tents of the rooms water-soaked
n I.-. "T ,. " , w i
all with the polit-c an Mr. Mc -
Kelway assjmes and asserig that
the h ate, with its one-third negro
voters, had come under nero dom
ination, such that drastic measures
were needed to end it. This Is pure
nonsense. Not a negro candidate
was In the Held The Republican
and Populist leaders who were not
allowed to speak were all . whit .
The number of negro policemen
and Jus lce9of the peace la North
Carolina two years ago, before the j
wnmtngton not, was very smail ; uen, French, Brabant, Hamilton
It was white men that this revolu- ' and others. Those Boers who ra
tion is diiected against, and against mained peacefully on their farms
negroes because they belong to th- have been arrested on suspicion,
party predominant in the western j rounded up and sent as prisoners of
part of the State. . war to Simonstown, St. Helena,
shirt campaign a jaunty kind of a
farce, an amazing joke on the co -ored
people, a" funny way of keep
ing certain colored people in c n-
cealment. The red shirts would
call at a nf gro house at night and
sk for a man who they knew was
not there, and the word would go
round that he was wanted, .ml he
would keep in hiding. Well, is
that funny! Was It funny wnen, dlers and forty-four per cent, of the
as negroes have written us, their j English troops who served in In
womtn folk were whipped for j dla are afflicted with, have been in
screaming in their fright? Is it J flicted upon hundreds of their vic
funny wten in a whole county with , tims."
a large negro population, only two ; Tho glare of- thoge burning farm
iiivu i n ru tact tueir vuiw ctaiuoi
theamendment? This was no fun
or farce; it was dead earnest, and
it meaut death to those who should j
r. sist. This kinj of visits to white j
men's homes would havo been re- j
sisted, and wo do not believe that
i be white mountain men of North
Carolina, any more than of Ken
tucky, mean to submit tamely to
the robbery of their political rights.
"An old Gteek philosopher, wbile
walking abroad looking at the stars,
fell into a ditch and was pulled out
by a woman, who told him that one
should not have his hed in the
heavecs while bis feet are on the
earth ; and people said that she was
the belter philosopher of the two
When obe who might be supposed to
draw his ethics from heaven defends
disfrancbist m-mt by terrorism, that
good may come, the politician may
be the better moral teacher."
"It is evident that in some parts of
the country, where education is not
well d-. velop-rd, where a habit of
role has prevailed, the people do not
understand the rights of liberty of
hougbt and expression, and the ac
companying liberty of the franchise
Strange ideas some people have of
r-e speech and free suffrage. Bat
wrung will rigat itself at last. In
the words of a conntry philosopher
f ho was no pessimist, "The Lord
reign?, and the Devil has not all the
Work or Starve.
A Western exchange reasons as
"It looks fumy to see a fall grown
and fall f.athered young bird bang
ing around one of its parents and
letting such parent provide all its
fiod for it, bat it is not a bit funnier
than to so a big chump of a boy
smiting a cigarette aad getting 3
8i iar meaU a day provided by the
toil of his old fatbtr, or a young
wmaa who lets her mother do tne
family wasaibg wnile the plays
8. r a uss waltz on the piano or works
the head of a ng dog on a doily.
The timn soon comes when the old
bud makes the young ol hunt for
it-'ojdor -starve, and the policy
could bo well employed by many a
fattier and mother."
The Raleigh Bed Springs Compa
ny, which has been operated by J.
B. Brewer and Corey Hunter, near
Wake Forest, will be moved to High
Point, where the manufacture of
wire bed springs will be carried ou
oa an extensive scalt).
-A oomjiany has been r organized at
High Point to nianufacture Iron ted-
THE SAME OLD ENCLAND. !
-r MollitM- Managing tbrTranoui and
pr-dinx IMaaa aiel 'tain A .....nr iK
The gtory of the manner in which
Kngland is treating the Boers reads
like a chapter from IrUh hl.tory.
The court martlals, the summary
executions, the houae burnings, the
brutal treatment of women and
children, the placing of district af
ter district under martial law, tho
making a barren desert of stretches
of country once covered hv fruitful
farms, the hunting A
Boers as if they were so many wild
beasts all prove that the brutal
naxon who ravished Ireland has
not changed his natnre. He is to-
day what he was in Cromwell's
At j .
L Pre-ar"d t0 rat ,n
Smith Africa tt fl.ni(,
m rU' IrIand
a CVnnnVnn rt V. A n,9 1 1 .
t" "v l- r' !
nny Known to the world.
Tn a oIJ.nnnJ t nr.- !
1 K " tmiuituon wmcn is easily
,h ff on t... .L
UDU PrufU ...v m way
ho has treated the Boer women and
children whenever by the fortunes
of war they fell into his hands
Bre is the hellish work he is en
gaged in as described in Mr. Pin
ther's letter to the Monitor:
"Several thousand South African
farms have been burned down by
special orders of Lord Roberts.
Generals Kitchener, Buller, Meth-
rles. Children o" ten years of
age have been carried off under the
pretense that they might perhaps
inform the flehtine Boers of the
movements of the English troops
The Boer women and girls, even thp
children of less than twelve years
of age, have been ravaged, and the
dreadful disease which more than
twenty per cent, of the Englishsol
houses and the shrieks of those vi-
olated Boer women and girls tell
how England is making war upon
a brave, God-fearing people whose
,mQ , fW thn aanaa
'UIJ Villa- IQ VUCkU Vl-lY WOOT70t? I IK-LI
gold mines which are coveted by
the robber nation 01 the world. The
"accursed thirst for gold' drives
England forward in the criminal
path on which she has entered in
outh Africa. As it is many a day
since she parted with conscience
she is unrestrained by considera
tions of right and wrong. If she
can but clutch the gold of the
Transvaal she will nav hut little !
heed to the crimes against civiliza
tion and humanity committed by
her hired man killers.
In the meantime England has of
ficially informed the world through
a proclamation of annexation is
sued by Gen. Roberts that she will
hold on to her booty If the Boers
do not force her to let go of It. She
thus throws aside the mask of hy
pocrisy she wore at the beginning
of hostilities when she declared she
went to war in the Interests of civ
The Father of 34 Children.
A Ratherfordton correspondent
Art Carrier, colored, who resides
in this town, is the faher of hi?ty
four children, all bat three of whom
are living. Ha has been married
four ims. d three of his wive
are living. His last wife, who is
living ia this town, has fonrteen
children; one wif.i wa sold during
slavery and takn to Georgia nd is
now in AMan'a; anAthr died and
another is in South Carolina. Car
rier is now eighty-nine years of age
id does a bard day's work ach da.
He has never been sick a day in his
A gentleman who has recently
spent some time In Ireland says that
the Ireland of to day is not the ag
ricultural country it wai years ago.
It can now be best described as a
grazing land. The natives of the
hundreds of villages have emigra
ted to othc-r parts of the world, and
Immense flocks of cattle and sheep
roam over the farms of the -exiles.
Tho population of Ireland Is not
much over four millions, and all
that, are left there are only the very
young or very old.
W. E Jones, of Raleigh, dealer In
dry goods, has filed, a voluntary
petition in bankruptcy. His lla-
mMieS are $22,973 j aots $12,454,
(iOYKRXMENT KXPKRTS UK
L1EVK THK (Jl LF ME
TROPOLIS (AX X EV
ER HE REREILT.
THAN SEVEN THOUSAND PER
SONS WERE DROWNED.
o. n.,m- r.-ii tb w.irr-i v
i.-.oMi',M,,,ir irt iteatttuto-van.
tial shot K.r ixM.tine tho ituin.
Thft wfnl . rrnr . ,t ralv. tM
i ne awiui horrors at tialveston,
Texas, as a result of he fearful
. ' .
stfirm which visits that city
the sth instant, erow in magnitude
as the real facts are ascertained.
conserv.'itlve estimate Friday morn
aro rnnsldered verv fortunate bv
are consmerea very rortunate oy
ne'phbors who have ostall or near-
ly. Galveston's great open air show
place was the Garten Vereln. It
had been established through the
work of years It was sustained by
j well-to-do people who made It a
kind of country club, but on a more
elaborate scale than usual with
such places. There was a fine club
house among the buildings. There
were various structures devoted to
recreation. These stood in about 7
acres of ground, which had been
brought to a degree of perfection in
gardening. Great live oaks shaded
the driveways and walks, hundreds
of oleander trees bloomed through
tho longseascn the flower beds were
the admiration of all visitors. A
more beautiful place was not to be
found in the Southern country. The
Garten Vereln was swept out of ex
istence. Heaps of wreckage only
mark where it was and among the
debris have been found many bod
ies." Within a couple of days bodies of
several of the victims of the Catho
lic Orphan Asylum have been found
The spectacle presented was sch
as to make stout-hearted men break
down. It appears that when the he
roic sisters found the waters rising
all around the asylum their only
thoughts were for their little char
ges. They tied the children in bun
ches and then each sister fastened
to herself one of the bunches of the
orphans, determined to save them
or to die with them. Two of these
bunches have been found under
wreckage. In each case eight chil
dren had been fastened together
and then tied to a sister. All died
I X i
Houses of worship suffered severe
ly, nearly all of the chnrches being
totally destroyed or damaged beyond
The robbery and mutilation of the
dead and looting of the houses be
came so common that 96 men, nearly
all negroes, who were e&ught in the
act of thieving, were shot dead by
the troops on guard.
Many of the dead bodies were car
ried out by barges and damped into
the gulf, bnt they were cast npon
the shore by the tide, and the mayor
was compelled to assign parties to
the collection of these bodies a sec
ond time. The bodies were then dis
posed of by cremation.
The disaster is the most appalling
that has ever visited any city in this
country. Government officials say
they fear the city of Galveston is
destroyed beyond its ability to recov
er. Many business men are of the
sme opinion. Quartermaster Bax
ter, who is in charge of the govern
ment property at Galveston has ad
vised the government that the forti
fications defending the harbor are
all destroyed and cannot be rebnilt
oa present sites.
First District Populist Conven
The Populists of the First Con
gressional District are hereby called
to meet in Convention at tho town
of Ed-nton on the 9th day of Octo
ber, 1900, to nominate a candidate
for Congress and to transact such
other business as may come before
said Convention. The chairman of
each county will see that a full del
egation is sent.
Ch'mn P. P. Ex Com. 1st Con. Die.
A large part of tha business sec
tion of Washington, 2f. C, was de
stoyed by fire Thursday. More than
forty firms suffered losses. The to
tal loss U estimftted at $150000.
CRAIC LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL
.! Prt--ftl r U ASWi r--rul
Jaria4k-ti.M a4 U SaU a4 VM.
Judge Purnell ha dei'ldel that
th Wraig Iw" I nt coa-tltotl'in-jal.
He rerii-.l ti hear an attorney
r-d Judge Ifcougla' ll-ion in the
! matter, Mating that tin law wai un
constitutional, no matter what the
I opinion said, and that any law eri
!ate by a I ejri Mature, affecting the
i jurisdiction f the Fe-leml mtirt U
i unconstitutional, even thHigh the act
states its intention to l- otherwise.
The ctt- In question was the City
of Durham agtint the Southern
i Railway and the plai'itiff aked that
the casH lx removed lack to the Su-
-rior court of Durham county, th
I grounds upon which the i-etltlon
j waH hase-1 U-ing, first, that the par
i ties were not citizens of different
States, the Southern Railroad having
leen dometlcatexl under the --Crahz
Act." and serorxl. that the nreiud ice-
r.. i ' a., .ii t.
koUlht.m ,lld not exIst. Whon th(.
'attorney offeml to read Judge D-Mig-
j las' decision, Judge Purnell said:
"The Legislature has no right to
pass any act or any legislation af
fecting the jurisdiction of a Federal
court. If it does, such act, whether
it denies such to le its intent, or
not, is null and void. As to the in
tention of this act the court has no
doubt. It does affect the jurisdic
tion of a Federal court and is null
THE SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY.
Tillman Machine and Diapnur.-' Win
by T.aree Majoritlt-a Only Obv Man
Another State Primary election wai
held in South Carolina last Tuesday.
There were about 80,000 vntM cast
Mile" B. McSweeney, the machine can
didate, was successful, rpceiving sf
eral thousand votes more than Tol.
Hoyt, prohibition candidate for Gov
ernor. James IT. Tillman, a nephew of
Senator B R. Til'man, and a Dispen
sary advocate, led his opponent for
Lieutenant Governor by 10,000. The
result on the main issue is that the
Legislature will be for thr disp-nsary
by two thirds, McSweeney will receive
at least 10,000 majority for Governor,
and Ben. Ti'lman will go bark to the
United States Senate.
The primary was accompanied by the
usnal number of election riots and kill
ings. A Charleston special, dated Sep
tember 11, says:
"One man dead and another mortal
ly wounded is Fairfield county's record
for to-day's primary election. The
murder occurred at FeastviHe, in what
is generally called the "Dark Corner"
of the county. Johnson Cameron shot
and killed H. A Stevenson in an elec
tion row. The other shooting afi'ray
was at By-the-Wood, in the Sand Hills,
where Ed. Brazewell was shot in the
leg by an unknown person. The leg
was amputated, and Braz-veirs condi
tion is critical."
The Paramount Issue.
Hickory Times Mercury.
Daring the recent campaign, Pop
ulists were not allowed to dise.ns is
sues. The right to discuss anvtbing
was prevented by armed rid shirts
and political heelers. When the
could get in a word on the stump.
street or in the papers. Democrats
would meet it by a yell of "nigger,
Now when the Democrats go to
1'opnlists and undertake to argue
silver and anti-imperialism and
Bryan, Populists will simply meet
their every argument successfully
by the cry of "fraud, intimidation,
The issue and only issue in North
Carolina now is, shall a white man,
a tax payer, an old Confederate
soldier, be allowed to vote as a free
man and have that vote properly
counted as voted. Until that ques
tion Is settled in the affirmative, there
is no need of attempting to dis-uss
silver, gold, trnstf, taxation, educa
tion or anything else.
Shall we have in North Carolina
political liberty or political slavery
is the paramount and only issue iast
Railroads to Consolidate.
The great dallies of the conntry
say that the Vanderbilt Interests
are working to consolidate all thi
railroads of the United States Into
one great system. It Is certain that
consolidation is going on at a rap
Id rate. As the railroads are doing
pretty much as they please In eve
ry respect, charghlng extortionate
prices for freight and passenger
servioe, tbe People's Advocate sug
gests that It may be a good thing
to have them consolidated. Then
when the people are tired of being
robbed and fooled by the railroad
kings they can acquire the roads
easily and will only need to ap
point a railroad general and take
possession of a system all ready for
government control. If the express
companies and telegraph monopo
lies would kindly consolidate about
the time the people get it through
their heads to take care of their In
terests it would make it ccnvenl
ent for the government officiate.
Government control of natural mo)
nopoltes Is the only final relief from
the robbery of trusts and the dan
gers of monarchy.
Fusion fn Colorado.
Complete fusion was arranged be
tween the Populists, Silver Repub
licans and Democratic parties of
Colorado, and the same ticket nom
inated by the three parties. Fusion
was also accomplished on Presiden
tial electors. The nominees for
Congress are John F. Shaforth, sll
ver Republican, and Jobs, C. Bi,
lw la 4 II ! f flartMH aa4 A4-4atm
Now tttr ettx-tion ia uvrr b4 nx-n'a
rea.n ha rrturn-J to 1 r-m . jnu irr
brrrhj rrj a r t eO o ruert in m -nral
tna merlin ( at th town of Ininn.
Marortt county. N. ".. r auraj. ;
Sp; SJ. ltki. to ripr-in
jour pur-, a. to vrb-ther or Dot j.-i vlrm t,f the 'o-mU.: nl.l-
are In favor of -eual rihU toali and tU, j, t. fh .lln.ofthe
.pecul P"''-toone.-brlr,l-Tn. ,nianiet.ml! th,T ,ir rtti4.-.r
ed ta -r-ikera f alt pol.tid r,rtl. .houM refWIn much - lH W.
and wl eihrr or not y., r In ta-or nf ' frnm .ntt, ,tU-uiot.. n-o-laUy
afrrrb.tlotanIaf.irco,ntandaj.i.t.whn ,-uV j, j.rtk-uUrlv
rl-ctior. law ii N.,rth r.rollna 1 he j ,p,rt,,. that trainmen do n t
ii.eeting will t adJr,-d by Hon Mi-im tr, ,!U-uWns to invent
rum Butler, of Jianip.ncsint,.. Pep-
uli.t.O.x-M.rrirr, John A . ;r... of
tlarnett county, a life Ion lrm crat.
and Hon O J. Sprar,. of llarnrtt (onU H,onl TMir, the ,.r
. ounty. a Kep.iMic.ii Thiinu ar. .,f .i.t-ni. Iny-r-l fn-ni
tban mewiiif in hehalf of any f .Hti-!
cal party, bnt now the amendment ha
been carri-d and
me nrcro ta tun or
it i. in tn-hall of whi r met, of
all partiea ho intend to prerrr their
,lb,'r,','" 4 mr
Ilfw CliHthuni Who
We notice that Senator (t) II. A.
London In his steech nominating!
Mr. At water for Cong re-., said that
Chatham had been redeemed aft r
tea years of fusion rule, ami that,
all the Democratic legislative tick-j
et in this county was elected. ,
Mr. London, if he bad cared to,
have gone into details, could have i
said that the Legislative ticket was;
"elected by the affranchisement
of mny ex-Confinlerate aoidlers
and the most Infamous dlsfranchia- on the confiding I'opulit and free ail
ing election methods ever known j t Repub'ican.
in this part of the State. How It j n're " wha "m,d in Mt4"r of
in cnis part or the state. How It
must prick tho conscience to aay
that the Democratic leglalatlve
. . . v
a f . . a a .na .a
iicKe was eucioa : "tnatnam re
deemed! Democratic ticket ehc
ted ! ' How ridiculous this sounds
to people who know the facts.
btrawherry Crops Will lw Short.
Eastern Carolina truck growers
report that in consequence of the
severe dry weather the next season's
strawberry crop will be cut short.
A prominent C'dumbus county j
grower estimates that 4the crop in j
the famous Chadburn belt will be!
short at least at present indications
from r0 to h per cent, by reason of
the inability of growers to plant
nDuruiltliiifiiln nlana tt ,rlnu Ih.f
have already borne two years and I (Ire lev In regard to his opinion of
are , consequently now worthless and th Chln;men, and as the Chlna
uploughed under. ' I , .
man U foremost In the thought of
: the people of tho United States, no
Live Stork Association -'hI.1- ; doabt bnt what the ,torv ,
well Coimtv. .. . .. ... ..
The Ixnolr News states that the
progressive farmers of C a 1 d w e 1 1
county have organize! a live stock
a-sociation with C. I). Coffey as pres
ident and John H. Pruitt as secre
tary. The same pajier says:
"All Infected cattle and farms in
the county will le plaotnl in
strict local quarantine and every -
thing done that can le to rid the
county of every vestage of splenic
fever or ditemer and distemjier
icks. mere are on.y . jew plana
in the county where any ticks exist
and the work of this stork assocla-
tion or rlnh will wori PTtermlnate
Dead - Heading Candidate
This Tl ear.
Railroads operating south of the
Ohio and east of tbe Mississippi have
departed from the time-honored
campaign year custom of gratuitous
ly wheeling presidential and vice
presiaenuai cauoiaaiea ana meir re-
1 I al 1
innes about their territory one
tioaeering expeditions. This year
hey want money for hauling candi-
dates special trains, ana mey navw
igret d to stand out for a fix d rate
jer train mile. The national com
mittees of tbe demoeratie and repnb
lican parties have been notified of
he railroads action. The lines nave
agreed npon a minimum rata of $1 50
per train mile for the special trains
and that short line distances are to
govern between com mm points.
Wheat Farming in California.
Appeal to Reason.
The automobile of the Califor
nia wheat fields is a wonderful en
gine, used to harvest the crops npon
the immense farmr, which in some
instances cover tho us ads of acr-je.
The traction engines us d for plow
ing, cultivating, seeding and har
tsving, these enormous crop are ta-
largest ever bml . I ney are or ntty
torse now r. with driving wneeis
sixty inches in diameter and fl&ogea
tixtv inches in widtn. ineyor.w
over the fields sixttea tn iucb plows,
?oar six toot batrows and a pre&a
drill to match, plpwiag, harrowing
and seedicg fr m forty-five to seven
ty-five acres at one operation rach
day. Toeir use explains why the
vast crop or California, coverjng
millions of acres, can bu 1 1 nttd anu
caltivaUd in a conntry wh-retbe
supply of labor is not great ecoogh
to plant a crop one-tenth part
lnrge. In the harvest time, by the
aid of one of thoe enormoas nai
vesters, whose cotters are twmy
s.x feet wide, the beat is at oucs
beaded, thrashed, cleaned and aacx
ed re&dy for market, tbe machine ia
oae dy gathering the crop of sv-n-tj-flve
ecrea. To observe -oe i
these er.ormous machines tiawltng
over the uneven surface f the.
fi Ids, crossing wide ditcnea, or
crawling along tbe side bills, sar
mounting every .obsiatsle w.ta tu
most perfect ease, and automat'tldy
gathering ia the ripened grata,
sacked reay for market, is a aight
of the rarebt descripiiun. In tnem
lis the power that will wipe tne small
farmer off the face of the earth.
Moorebvllle Is to have a
Wit), a opital 9t $15,0000.
WAMIO ACAIIST TAlKtRC fOUTlCt.
TV MWf Ka4l-t
Tall- ta l l-J-l !
1b fBomliig olr-uUr h t-r-n
l-vuet fhu.' the C"t--Tl V- f thje
Southern Hallway in Washing-"-!,
and U row In the hnl f all eiu
th.m h.vlnr a -u . -rut
!.IHjnt of nM ,, terminal,
. ..SllUtlr. .how that duHnc fn-
Ju,v Nov,.mir. ThU U pn-t-a-
My cauil bv the tnn nt vlng
i , ... .i. .. ... t. tut
,P1,...ni, ,h,.,r niin,u t.. - vu-
; Jm ,,v matter.. Wr an- r-
. ,niUriv anxioo thU r to avoid
ait blent fr-mi tbl cau. Ttw man-
,ainment, t Iwreft-re, a-k for yur
it-hue attention to y hi r work during
thi irb!." '
-irTCll ill i"ii. . . -
When Adlai strm-.u. brjan .pr'-
ent runninr mate on tne rrrat-
dential ticket w-th i;roer Ctertand ;
he wa a aoniiil money man.
So far he ha not prr-ntel the,
public an v reason of a chance to the
frM. and 1It1iin,itrj roinace f i.er
and a crave auaniciin i heinc ar.Mj-1
, i .
hat he i plajing a confidence ga-e
j " rrr " ,,r
j of vir"
I "To the nlam and nne.li
To the plain and nne.juiiral d'-la-
ration of the convention in favor of
aound. honet money I autwrite with
out repervatlon or jiialiflcation. A aafe.
circulating medium i ahaolutety eam
t alto the protection of ttie tn-iin-
intereu of on r country, to the
wage-earner or the famer it i all-important
that every dollar thateer ita
! forrr, that finds it way into hi pocket
hll be of equal. unU--atined and
universally eichangeahle talue and of
equal purcha-ing piwer "
Horace ire'ley Opinion r Chi
i George's Weekly.
i 4 r.A.ul atnru I . tntA Ilnrara
roiisnea oy an. nr. ".uri-wiey wm
busily preparing an editorial for
theTrlbune and someone walked
Into the editorial rooms. When he
looked around he saw standing bo
fore him a reverend gentleman of
hU acquaintance, and Mr. Greeley
told him to tatehi busings In a
; very few words, a he was very
t busy. The reverend gentleman
j M Mr. nrcelov I want t.0,oo0
I , Whlt forr aBk;d oreeley. "To
he, gavp r(Mi) CblrA
MV. t m . .
. HI 1 1 a 11VI a 1 1 l"l h
reeiy, Biiarpijr, , nier n.u ..a,.
S 1 1 . 1 iAL. .A I . I '
enough Chinamen In hell now."
Freedom of Iiriioii.
Th BiisinKion nf freedom of div-
-- - -- -
cussion is one of the strongest signs
of the Imiieriallsm which seeks to
make itself permanent. Atlanta
T)rea the Constitution refer to tbe
reeent r,r.Htlrl cmr-itrn In North
; (. . uh ,t . shjrt ...n.
i 1 --- - i
i . . . m f 1 . f -II X. tf
sion of freedom of discussion, or
British imperialism in South Afri
ca? The Currituck ilait.
Rlizabeth City Carolinian.
lewis lewark, the C urrituck Inlet
fat-b y prcdigy, ia exhibiting him-elf
to the curioua at Norfolk, Va , and vi
cinity at so much per head Iewis i lrt
year? old and weighs between VjO and
000 pound a Bia health ia perfect and
he eat a muh at a meal as two ordi
nary men. It may be raid that he is
well proportioned and poeae a face
of tome intelligence. When 9 years old
he weighed 2V) pound". Ha i? gaining
in fle-b and weight every day
Fourth DlMrlct Republican Con
vention. J. A. Gilas, of Chatham county, was
rouiinated for Congress by tbe Kepab
hems of the Fourth Congre-eional fi
trict, at their convention io Raleigh
on Monday. The elecli iU of an elec
tor for the district wa postponed for
The Popnll-ta ia North Georgia
a-e making an aggressive fight and
wdl earry several con oties. - Geor
A Washington pecial says: The
Attorney General in an opinion to
the Postmaeter General, holds that
all of the so-called card-chain'
avhames that recently have been
operated through the malls, are vio
lations of the lottery law.
The wonder is that Galveston hs
nt been destroyed before. Situated
on a strip of mud only a few feet
above sea level at the highest point,
connected with the mainland by a
trestle bridge and protected from
the water by a low wall, it Is a mar
vel that it tiM no long eeca-zed flood.
- Many a good man's reputation is
dat to tbe fact that be give pu
lioiy ft&d Hull print!.
w u;km wm ki
THK M-K.Y UTI.mi'KI
UCISUTUtf MUST ACAII IACI
I m t i-.lal-.r r.. I aa l - fmm
M-'a- VlM li-rtao 4
Warn-. I mmm ml f- iW
lU'.-'fh Tlm-a latf.r -pt. H
Th 8tS- ilt-atiarv tndav
ra'lexl for . from tbo Mt
Trraaurv on thU vrr'a approprta.-
ttn. Some frk i(th attn.
ttary lrw fl. . frv.m the Mat
The penltn larv 1 - r.t apr--ar
front thta rlln- t ha reAchnt
(h .elf uatatnlrg otBt by a long
Htate Trtur-r Worth la reply
, . , . . . . . ,
im rejwrter a o.t!nn a'kM th'a
morn-ng that a frw rnnntta alnc-
lll4, W.nitentlary drew 1S from
the treasury on th appropriation
of .Vi,ihi pmvHwl by tho Inatltu
tlon for thU jear. In raa. u hoM
h needed. Todayth-- autbnrttleai
akf-d for the remaining f and
a warrant waa gltea th-na. bat the
I money will not be paid until It la
In the treasury. The Ht ate ha not
th fund on hand now to pay th
Treasurer Worth ay that tho
emtentlary drew f.V.,t' from th
State treasury laat yrr whlrh U
legialatnre provided for aa a loan,
but that none of It ha ever bn
paid back, but lntad dnuand hM
bsn made f.-r the full $hkm r-
! proprlated for this year.
In view of the high price of cot
ton and peanut the InaittuMon. It
ti thought by tMime might com
near the aelf-euatalnlng point.
The last legislature iurd over
f imMnO In bond to pull th Inatl
! tutlon out of the hole
Mr. Itrvitti'a W rlth.
1 1 RHllnre Hull.
!ir !lrtai" attertion . at:-.1 t
a re-ent elitorial in The un, dbcuaa
Ing a conini'ine at i-xi wtiirli M.ke of
Ma pnrjrit " u t.r the MrKmley
adimni-tration. " I ii-tr waa a poor
man, h aai'l. in t te- rti of nt
having etioii-ti to live on. M father
wa a Judge, and niog the ie-j.le of
hia romm unity be a ell-t-1
man My fiare of bia eat ate i itwrnt
I2 O00. which ta now t he aterag wealth
of our pi-opl. l am better off than I
t a f'xir yeara ago. Tl preailrutlat
cnmpalgn incre1 my ability to make
! ni mey I made a contract to drl'ter a
aeriea ,f lecture fur Vl 0"0. tilit found
there vi-re uiipVaant fraturv atout
It and canceled the agreement I write
magarine arfc'ea and got l0 for a -riea
of Chautauqua hctre. Sine
I have given t-Vl to collegia and 1 1.700
to the DemK-ratic committ-e. I aa
a uhi f r my eipen-ea in thia cam
paign and paid taiea on that and on
ever j thing i own. which amount to
bftwfn t,Mt and lt.oO-1. nifi of
which km earned in --inej.erra of
any policy of the McKinley admmia
An OftVr Still een.
I ! Fr"m Kan.a- r.ty Jo-irnal.
Yet nnee again v-e reeat the plain
quetion : la there no Iemcratic or
gan with fufflcient hooety and -our-age
t dlacuae the late North C arolina
election and tbe Declaration of lode
jiendence in the ame editorial article?
Not III- Jx-nd.
A Bedford preacher, after a long
exhortation on the sins of gamb
ling, said "Bro. Hmitb, will you
lead us in prayer? No teeponse.
Lttro. Smith was evidently slumber
ing. "Bro. Hmtth, paid the paraon.
will you lead! The good brother
started and said, Taln't ray lead .
I Jest dealt.
The Cincinnati Chronicle says:
"There are one million married wo
men working to-day In the facto
ries of the United Statea. What
about the coming babiea? What
about the future fathers and moth
er In America? mill, of course,
wage earners are better oil now
than ever before. Capitallt -ay
so. and it must be so
There are 54 teachers employed
in the public schools of Raleigh. J
Tbe Halifcbary Sun ays that tbe
- a a t
A. M. E. Zion cburcu nan given
160,000 to Livingston College, Ka1l-
bury- Thl J " eKtabllehed
by that eloquent negro preacher, tbe
late Rev. J. C. Price.
Tbe mayor of Atlanta, Ga Jaa.
fi. Woodward, la undergoing a tri
al by Impeachment for drunken
ness Threataof legal action to oust
hlrn have previously been made
but were withdrawn on his prom
ise to reform, .but like all dronk
a ds he has been unable to keep
h's word, hence the purpoae to de
pose him. Southern Mercury.
A general rednetlon of the wages
of mill hands In New England is
in contemplation. Already mill
owners representing over 1,000,000
spindles bays agreed oa tbe reduced