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Vol.- XV ILL
RALEIGH. NORTH CAROLINA, OCTOBER 18, WOO.
; mvs. imm Ai) vaj:i
! i nltNKVS FOK THUsTS
.1 I njfK Tin; LKuis
f, WEBSTER ON JHE SENATORSHIP.
., , 'in. i ti,ul M r. aiiiiiiiiti4 rur
i , i ) I'lm tn i f Internal ICctfnuni
-li..ull not ri. Vnin'tt'4 t-rietil
. t-i Him Tor ntrf A lf rtlncut
btbr'B Weekly, (Democrat )
; ir j.ople of North Carolina, for
t .. ;', ml tiuiH iu their history, are to
j n hrectly upon tho question of
j mull represent theiu in the Uni-
i ; ! ;-tte Henate. It is axiomatic
'j,-A the sfreat body of the people are
!,,iutt ami patriotic and -want to do
ru !;t. If they go roug, it is be-
h i n they are mistaken and not be-
v. 'f they want to bring evil upon
!:riuitry. When they Bee their
.)i r. r tin y have the courage and
ii u;hf il to cortect it. We believe
te people are less liable to make a
iu -ttke in the selection of a public
cr than a convention party oau
i or legislature. Our reason for
ti; t, kint? so i that influences can be
brought to bear upon conventions.
tiicuHes and legislatures tnat could
not uiinlead the great balk of the
pi-ople. Tnere are too many of the
latter to bribe with patronage or in
timidate with power. A delega'e'- o
upieaentative's ambition pr cupidi
ty may be appealed to, and cffi-e or
the hope ot fliOH'may be ns d to in
(!u'f"h:m to vote for the wnng man.
The Senatorial contest in lb'J7 affords
a utrlkrng oV j ct lessen of hi. S n
ator l'ritchard was re-elected by the
power of Federal patronage. The
promise of a postofllae to one, a dep
uty'n place to another,' a storekeep
er's job to a third thepe outweighed
the tense of dnty of fifteen Populi-'
merabeiH of the legislature to he
people aud they j lined with the 11
publicans in electing a friend ot
Mark flauna to the Senate. Thi
would have been impossible had the
election of Senator been loft to th
popular vote, or to the rank and file
of the Populists.
Since the people are to choose their
Heuator, thoy are entitled to know
the record of every man who solicits
their support. If any one knows ant
Kood reaaon wbv General Carr. Mr.
SSirnmons, Gov Jarv s or Col. Wad
df II Kiould oot be Senator; if tbre
is anything wrong wi'h their Deai-
ocract; it they have ever faltered in
their devotion to the principles of
'MrorBon, Jackson and Bryan; If el
tber of them wavered or was an un
certain quantity when Mr. Cleve'and
t rted to lead the party into the ene
ray's camn in 1803, now is the time
to apeak. It is not a question f su"
porting the nominee. The party t as
no .candidate lor the rienate, at
Chairman Simmons informed 8na
tor Butler last summer when chal
lenged by the Popul'st Senator fr a
joint discussion of the issues. The
whole matter has been turned over
to the people. Whoever they ct leo
will receive the support or every
Democrats member of the logisia
ture and will be S jnator for the term
beginning March 4'h, 1001.
Wediscu-sed in our lust issu the
claims of Mr -Himmbns upon the 8 -n
atorahip, as set forth bv Ju 'g W
mack, of Kleigh. Jne Womvk
gave eleven reason why he though'
Mr. Simmons should hve the place
Hid fourth reason was what the
newspaper craft would call a "scoop '
a piece of Important 4,nw- givn
to the r nbhe for the first time. We
beg to q'lou:
'4. In 1304 md 1896 he b ddly and
publicly, in tue State convention and
elsewhere, "Hvocited pol cies op
posed by the Pre d nt, declaring he
would surrender his otn c oerora n
would surrender his principles"
As ata'.ed Ust week, we wer
mmbfrofthe conventions of isl
and 1890, but do not recall that Mr
Sim mans was conspicuous for his
op pot-i 'ion to Mrv Clve'and's poll
cUms. ; The North Carolinian, a R
eiffh naber. crve a full ret5ort of tb
O a M M
nrnoeedin&rs uf ttie convention rr
1804, a copy of which we have pre
served, and we do not find a line or
sentence showing'that Mr. Simmons
opened his mouth upon bilver or the
Sanatoria! primary, whioh were the
h a line questions before the oonven
tioa.' H s Bpeech in calling the con
vention to order gave no indication
of his position ppon these q ttons,
being purely formal. How different
from this year, when he male ring
ing speech in opening the conven
tion, declaring bis position upon
ooth State and oaiioasl issues. Gjv.
farvis' nquest.for a primary to set-
'b the S-joatorehip wts defeated by
a large majority, at d that meant that
Senator Kai.som, who followed Mr.
Cleveland off the platform, was to g
back to the Senate if a Democratic
legislature was elected, of which
there seemed to be no doubt at that
time. Tne convention adopted a free
silver platform, but the campaign
was not waged upon that Hue. The
whole power ot the Federal ratron
age was used to re elect a Cleveland
ite to the Senate. Oar speakers
talked tariff and '68 and did not en
large upon 16 to h Mr. Simmons
had a discussion with Mr. Marion
Hutler in Wayne county la Ooiobef
of that year and in an extended re
port of the debate found la one of
our exchanges, and which we have
preserved, he is credited with hav
ing said :
"I am in favor of blmetalism ; I
am in, favor o! patting silver on an
fqual' footing "with gold. ' And if
tagland, Germany and other for
eign countries, woehj-asreo to , it - we
could uave free coinage here right
away, but the time is not yet ripe for
free silver, it it had been Cleveland
and the last Congress would have
iven it to yon."
Tbw was not Clevelandits in
neth8,ha, WMreK-d h&6 fQDd U0U
.1.. b,lnTDons was in no
un!?' lD hi8 J0b for uttering
hocu wonments He continued :
My frten.l, r are alt in a gd
0 it w (,nly knew it. We bav gat
.ore r ey today than any other
''untr ept France.
Fre-s.lver can'i do much for yu
toy av. for Col. Pol said it would
only me, ease the circulation at thir
ty ceiit h head.
W la Mr. S mmons' opinion th"
tim mn not ripe for free silver: he
people ere m a gocd fix if they only
kntw it; and besides, there w. not
mach it. tree silver anyway. Yt the
Unmncratic party of Nortn Carolina
ir;"V'.I1,iCV1 "ambled Auguat 2
104. hnii t 1-mnlv dolarel
"KmU 1 J l,t we realhrni t,
l'M:trir.e f the party a enuin:i ted by
Um- hit-HKo 4nviition of l-y- anil
oeire to sitrnifv f..n
"nirrtirtiori placed b us upon thi
I on thereof relating to silver, viz :
Ve h . Id that it is the duty of the
law--naking department of the govern
ment, now in the handt of the Democ
racy, to fake immediate neps to restore
by legis at on he equal privilege of
-liver w.ih gold at the mints, by the
free and unlimited coinage of toth gold
and Mlver at the ratio or Id to I. st.ch
being the ratio of coinage which here
tofore ha held in the United sta es "
We do not say that Mr. Simmons it
not for tridependent bimetallsm now.
A. man tnig t to learn a great deal in
nix jear Judge W. mack having urg
ed .his opposition to Cleveland's policy
in as well as in lnyij as one of the
reahori3 why he should be Senator, we
submit that the. people are entitlel to
know all the lacts. I he truth of the
matter i that Mr Simmons was regar
ded as a t st and firm fr end of Senator
Hansom in 1894, and was indebted to
him r,.r the col ectrship He will no
deny that whatever influence he pos
sessed was giver, to re-elect Senator
rtansom.who sto d by Ul-iveland on the
fermtor ance opposed the confirm
ation of Mr. Nimmous as oollectur of iu-
irernaiTevenue in BS.. now tne ex-
collector't friends are ren-atinc the
ayin of the o d Itomun that the horse !
that, pills the plow should have the j
odder, ir enai or V ance had a reason
or oppugn him for collector, it is in-
umbent up .n Mr Simmons to show
oat it would not be sufficient for
Vance's friends to urge against bis
election to the Senate.
The Weekly thought in 1893 that Mr
Simmons services as chairman entitled
him t the collectorship and advocated
Ins cause Wedidnoo see the matter
rorn -enatir Vance's standpoint. He
saw more c' early than any man in
iNorth Caro'ina that Cleveland hid de-
ermined t crush out the silver senti
ment in the party. He saw in Mr.
Simmons a shrewd manager and a re
markable organzer and tnought him a
dangerous man for Cleveland and Kan-
soin to have on their side. Time has
show n that Senator Vance did notmis-
udge leveland's intentions in trying
to con vert the party to the crerd of
tohn Sherm-n Mr. Mmmons can tell
etter than any on else whe' her the
iatr nage of the collector's office was
given to Vance men or Kansom men;
to Democrbts who believed in the free
coinage of s lver by this country alone
r to those who tavored waiting for
Europe to come to our relief.
Mr. S mmons in an open letfer pub
lish din the Kaleigh papers i uesday
denies that he was a lobbyist for any
corpora ion or m erest during the st-s-si
n of I he Legi-lature m 18V9. He is
unfortunate in being yoked together
with "unbelievers" in this particular
It is a notorious fact that the law firm
of Simmons, I'ou & Ward, of whi.-h he
is a member, did a large business in
representing trust clients who wer in
terested in bills before the Legislature
of 189; Atone time, it is said, th-
Kaleigh office had more work of this
onaracter than could be hand ed and it
was necessary to bring the Newbern
member, Mr Ward, up to relieve the
We recall that Mr Jas. II. Pou was
represented by the News and Observer
as having antagonized certain features
of the Stevens anti-trust bill b 'fore the
Sena e committee and being remii.ded
bv the an nor that he was satined
with them at the other end of the Cap
itol, answ-reu that it was true, but b
Wissp aking for his clients. I hat was
the day Sena orilr-nn,of Forsyth, ask
ed if he declaration of the party in
this State against trusts was not a
"mer echo of the na'ional platform.
The dictionary defines an "echo'' as a
"reflecte i s mnd."
The following from the News and
Observer rep rt of the Senate Commit
tee's hearing shows that Mr Pou wsa
star performer on that intere-ting oc
Senator Fie'ds : 'Wlth the amend
ment whom would the bill reach?"
II rt.. . . It A . .n.l in h fcltof n "
Mr. Steve is: " That w mid make fie
bill a null ti. wou d it not, Mr. Boun-
Mr Rountree: "It looks very much
1 ke it."
Mr. Hicks: " I he bill looks like it
was aimed at foreign trusts, but lets in j
State rusts "
Mr Pou: "I do not think there are
anv trusts in ihe State "
We will. qui te again from the same
Mr Stevens saiu ne was surprisea
that Mr. Pou should oppose the bill,
be -au-e he bad agreed to the bill as it
passed the House Mr. rou saia nawas
acting in behalf of clients.
Mr. Mmmons nas not yet ai-avowea
the "client" id a of his partner for ur
ging and. with Senator Glenn's help,
securing the adoption of amendments
to the Steven' anti-trust bill which in
the opinion of Mr. R untree, of New
Hanover, an able lawyer, maae uanui-litv.-
His attention has been called to
it by the Weekly more than once, but
7 . j U
ne nas rem-iiiieu umuu as au ujsrei,
. . . ? : il . . . . 1 ,KA T aivielarn
which he tells us he exerted in behalf
ne iau ujuueiicc im uciiomwi r.
of the amendment and the election law
Whv did he not urge the Legislature
to enact a stringent anw-irusb iawr
The neode of North Carolina would
like to know what fel owship hath light
with darkne s; wht agreement bath
Democracv with attorneys who mock
at the complaint of the people aga nst
trusts, savinar there are none in the
State, yet declaring the bill they amen
ded to deatn win rea ;n mem every one ,
what encord hatn the Democrati
St ite Chairman and candidate for the
Senate with a firm that lobbies for Cor
portions before the State 1 egis ature?
Can two walk together except they be
Let us De unaerstoou in mis raaiurr.
Our only motive Is to see that a man
goes to the United States Senate from
this upon whom Mr. Bryan, if be is
elected and we pray God he may be
can rely in any and all emergencies."
Federal penslonsiiave been granted
the following residents ofJNorth Caro
lina: Weight Hammond, New Berne,
8 per month; William L. Thurber,
Addie, $8 per month.
; A large amount of ship-building is
rpnnrted as sroinfiron at Newport News
The steamship Main, recently damaged
In the Boboken fire, will be rebuilt at
I i r . .Sfc Sif AAA
' that port at an expense oi fow,vw.
TO BUILD NEW BATTLESHIPS.
-Many N It turn lu Pot in Ultl.- Arthc
(.lflirt-liiiou AuuiBr Sbii. knlU.i.
Wa-,binKton, I). C. There prom
ises to lm a live ifjujititli for
ouiMing thu nt-w battlhii, an.J
crulneri. and M-verl ( thA thir.
hUihUijg ujtlurftri-s already have i
their representative here swuring
the bperiric-atitjiH for the -hips pre
paratory to submitting hUU. Thte
include Home yards which have not
thus far done any goveruuient work.
The present low price of teel is ex-
,,,.,,1 i . , M , , ,
tcteil by naval official, to result in
o un.iuiunii in.- s'nau-;
tage ol Iw bids. The builders t
state that steel shape ami frames eu
be lought now lor 1.7 cent per
pound as against 2 a short time
ago, and this, lu the aggregate, make
a very large Item of font.
NINE HUNDRED CLERKS TO RETIRE.
Electricity to Take Their Place in th
( emui Office.
Washington, D. C. During No
veujer nine hundred of the tempo
rary clerks employed iu the census
bureau will go out of office. These
clerka were mostly engaged in tabu
lating work in connection wtth the
population division, and the intro
duction of electric machinery in ver
ifying the reports makes the work
much shorter than has been required
in past censuses. The full census re
port will be ready to submit to Con
gress in December, after which the
entire force will be gradually re
duced. THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE.
Why Didn't You Condejuu It Before
You hear good men admitting
that it was wrong for drunken Dem
ocrat roughs to go around and try
to terrorize the people, but say the
Democratic party is not responsible
for it. When they escort the Dem
ocratic candidate for Governor
around from place to place, when the
fact was advertised by the Demo
cratic papers, and when it was not
condemned by a single Democratic
paper in the 8tate, and received the
approval of Chairman Simmons and
his State candidates, even llev. Dix
on, their candidate for Auditor, no
one can say truthfully that the party
Is not and ought not to le held re
sponsible for it.
Killed hy the Crew.
Norfolk, Va. Capt. Evans, of the
oyster schooner "Graham," of Cris
field, Maryland, was murdered yes
terday in the harbor by eight negroes
composing the crew of the vessel,
who mutinied and killed him, pikI
Evans had trouble with the crew
Wednesday, after he had advanced
them a portion of their wages.
Another member of the crew had
been sent ashore to make purchases
and when he returned saw Captain
Evans lying on the deck, his head
crushed, his pockets rifled and the
eight mutinous members gone. Ev
ans had considerable money on his
Goes Too Far.
In the benevolent view of Bishop
Morrison, of the Methodist church
South, China should be dismem
bered by the holy armies of the
Christian world From which it
would appear that there are relig
ious fanatics in civilized as well as
in heathen lands. When Simon
De Montfort informed the bishop
of Toulouse that he had a number
of prisoners, some of whom might
be of the true faith, the pious eccle
ciastic is related to have replied:
Burn thm all; the Lord will know
His own !"
Heavy Shipments of Gold.
Chattanooga, Tenn.. Oct. 10
Havy. shipments of gold from
Dhloneg are being mide to the
evern men t mint at Charlotte, N. C.
fhrough this city. One pig sent
through this week weighed eighteen
pounds and was worth $5 000 A
Dortion of the stamps in the 120
stamp mill ara now steadily in opera
tfon and the clean ups show that the
percentage of gold to the ton Is
greater than had been expected.
In one of Chauncy Depew's stories
he tells of meeting a man as funny as
"One day." said Mr. Depew, "l met
a man who had been wounded in the
face. He was a Union man, and I ask
ed him in which battle he had been in
'"In the last nat'ie oi bum kuo, sir,
" 'But h w cou'd you get bit in the
face at Bull Run?' I asked
'Well, sir,' said the man, half apol
ogetically, 'after I had run a mile or
two I gv,t careless and looked back.' "
We are of the opinion that the
Carolina farmer's wife ought to
share some of the prosperity of ten
cent cotton. During all these years
of low prices she has economized and j
worked hard and done more than
her part to keep the wolves of debt
and poverty from the door. She
has worked and waited patiently
for better times, and now that they
have come she is entitled to have
some of her desires granted.
Too Far Behind.
Milly I utderstatd that Miss
Elderly is setting to be very fast.
Willy Yes ; bat she'll never make
up the time she has lost. Smart
Set. -- --v--- .
Says the Virginian-Pilot: "We infer
from the sundry exchange that a little
Judas Iscariating is b ing done in the
Tar He Senatorial race."
WHY HE OPPOSES MR. SIMMONS
! The F.tlltor uf Ibe -ratil Ci4Btly
lKin't Kij ery Far.
were urpri,ea to fiefir a lnw
way on ir tr-et jestorday ihat
ilwwM ftitar.t feiniinon far :en&tr
bwaue he had carried the (at election .
hy "t'i kerj. " The election whs fair
and nun- far a w knu. I hi is
a wlander, not upon M r. bimrti'jtu. but
upon every registrar and poll b l!er iu
the t l- -tit but au echo of the
Mount Holly f eerh Herald
I Ultj wfj clipiJJ from the H-r-1
laid, lilted by W. X Coley, formerly of
Ul)s pUt. r tM deVotlnJ a;
jjirav'j-aiipi ins pce w iu :iue Of
' M mirnoni, tb.- arc h perp rator
of the gigantic. leal and rape of the
ballot b x hi Augut. "I his 1) mocrst j
who is opp.oed to .sirnmuim on amount
of his t ii-kery, is too hoiitst to be in j
such a crowd, and is 'o be commended j
for expressing his honest convictions, j
I he shame of the w bole tnattT is, that i
so many registrars anl o!l holder-i
Willi ll l I hf fllittllt t (Willi lf tlita a r.'li !
coDspir tor. F. M. Simmons, aeain-t
the rights and liberties of the people
iuc iemocrair wio ua tue nonesty anr. !
matiho d to denounce the rn-irm it v iif i
his party h uld rot be d-nouneii as a j
slandert--, for he told the truth and !
nothing but i he truth No honest man
wno will express ins rwnn' views on
the recent election will say that th
election whs honest an 1 fair. If it was
honest and fair in the east, and espe
cially in such counties as Halifax, New
Uacover, Craven and Edgecombe, why
is it necessary to disfrancise the ne-groe-?
he Democrats got their ma
jority in the negro counties, a- d they
either got i by the n gro voting the
Democratic t'eket, or by fraud. If the
negro votes th- Democratic ticket, then
North l aroliua, (according to Demo
crat c contention!)) will have negro
democratic domination for the nxt
fourye rs If you take the other horn
of th dilemma, the State will be gov
erned by a -et of men wh were not
f-irly el cted, but whose certificates
wreak with fraud and infamy. Which?
A RIOT AT MANTANZAS.
A CubrfU l'oliceinan Interfered With a
Cavalryman General Kia-lit Knsunl.
Havana, Oct 11 At Matanzas yes
terday a ' uban policeman interfered
with two members of the Second Uni
ted Mnles cavalry. The quarrel culmi
nated in a general fight between the
po'ice and soldiers, who arriv d upon
lb-" scene simultaneous')'. After the
police had rdiot Trooper Turey, of
Troop D. ne other soldier and one civ
ilian, a nuo.ber of troopers of Troop
D, tried to break into the gun room to
get their weapons, but the quick action
of Captain Foltz of Troop 1, in form
ing Troops I and M in order made it
impossible for tin excited cava rymen
i.ieu enant Wil ard is said to have
been si ghtly hurt while endeavoringto
quiet the men.
The troopers declare that they will
have revenge and Colonel Noyosbas or
d red a'l confined to barracks. The
feeling is very strong between the Cu
bans and cavalrymen.
One of the most interesting of
the exhibits in the rotunda of the
hall at the recent meeting in Cin
cinnati of the American BaptM Mis
sionary Union was in charge of Rev.
T. G. Fields, of Elyria, (., the sec
retary ot that union for the States of
Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia.
The field of action of this body of
missionaries is in the following
countries: Burma, Assam, India,
Siam, China, Japan, Africa, Sweed
en, Nor w a y, Germa'ny, Austria,
Hungary, Russia, Finland, Den
mark, France, Spain, Bulgaria, Hou-
J mania, Belgium and Switzerland.
There are over 200,000 living con
verts scattered throughout 21 coun
tries, the union having made 12,021
baptisms in 1899. Their converts,
in turn, become missionaries. They
contribute (including our mift-don
churche-s in Europe) $400,000 an
nually. There are more than 1,500
Sunday schools, In which over 100,-
000 children are taught. It nas to
day 472 American missionaries,
3,480 native preachers and other
workers, 596 self-supporting native
churches, 1,507 out-statlons, 206,746
church members, 1,436 mission
schools, 36,317 pupils, 1,500 Sunday
schools and 100 scholars.
To Control Price of Cotton Seed.
A Jackson Miss., dispatch states
that numerous conferences are being
held by the cotton oil manufactur
ers of Mississippi with a view to
controling prices to be paid for seed.
The mills are now paying $16 per
ton and as the crop is fifty per cent
short, It is the general belief that
the prices will advance to at least SI 8
within the next few weeks.
The manufacturers say, however,
they cannot afford to pay more than
the present price and that they are
losing money on seed products at
the prevailing figures. Many of
the mills are holding their oil in the
expectation of an advance. It is
thought two-thirds of the mills will
be ciosea aown uy viirisimas uu ne
. . i : . . . . . .-.
count of the seed shortage.
Waddell in Charlotte.,
Charlotte People's Paper.
The acting mayor of Wilmington,
one Waddell, who made a reputation
two years ago that none of us want,
thank God, harrangued a few people in
tbe court house here on the night of
the 2nd. Be was rot introduced not
withstanding the acting mayor of this
city was present it aiu not set wen
on the old fellow s s omacn to nave to
introdoce himself, but be got there in
some style, and then told them how he
had fit, b ed and was often mortally
scared for tne dtar old party and ev
erything else in sight He failed to tell
about the negroes that were 8hotintre
back and under nouses in w umington
two years ago, but they were tust ne
arroes you know and would not vote
right. Nothing wrong in killing them.
All in an, ne um n-1 cm mucn i a ng
ure here and will cut less at the prima
Of the awards at the Paris Exposi
tion the United States received 2,775;
Germany, 1,826; Great Britain, 1,725
and Russia, 1,493 The United States
leads not only in the grand t tal, but
also in all grades of awards from grand
prize to merely honorable mention.
'u f-U-., LA 1 1 llUL I U1L
UNDENT of THK
ARE 0WHIKC UP PUBLICLY.
"MTvnr a t Im NfrM d!4
Xot Vm ti LHorrauchit TkriniU
lujierals Hv Vuliifi.-l the l'rtn-plc
of UovwDinfiil tn Nurth C'arullna-llaJ-iTai
the liaonr Democratie County,
Hat 1 brr.- Vfriwi to one Whlt.
The following was the leading ed-
ltorial iu the Charlotte Observe r of
(the 5th lot.
We don't Intend to get in the at-
t1" of dt feuding tbU thing
which, for lack of a nioro formida-
blon-na. Is called "imperialism."
Weareiu favor of giving tho Fil
llpinos an independent government
of their own as soon as they are
ready for it, just as we promised
the Cuban we would them. But
it is impOHhiblo for us to keep eyes
on jut one phase of this question
We uold that this government can
not, with any sort of regari to Its
obligation, with any degree of telf
rcSwect, or with any hope of main
taining tho respect of the world,
withdraw from the Philippines un
J til tho islands are pacified, and that
j after that we must, as a matter of
i Christian ci vilizat ion, govern them,
j as wo have Cub-i, until they are
able to govern thems lvt s We are
told ihAi this would be government
without tho co line ut of thu govern
ed and that his is at variance with
every American principle; and yet
we have not been able to see that
this has not been the practico of
tho United States in Its dealings
with the American Indian, the
Alaskans and liawaiians, and that
this is not now iho practice of t ie
Southern States with regard to the
negroes. Our valued contempora
ry, The No-folk Virginian-Pilot,
while dumb as to the Indians.
Alaskans and Hawaiiacs, does not
at all see as we do, that the Fillpi
nos and our negroes are in the same
boat, but reasons out the ditL-rence
"There is no promise whatever
held out to the Filipino, and no
means provided, that he may be
cora : an American citizen, with a
j citizen's rignts and privileges ; ev
ery Southern negro who can read
and write intelligently is an Amer
ican citizen, witn all a citizen's
rights and privileges. If the South
ern n gro can't read and write, he
has but to learn in Ktatt s where the
suffrage is qualified, to have all a
citizun's rignts Scuools are provl
dod by the Si ate where the negro
children can fit themselves to com
ply with the law qualifying suff
rage, wnich is the only limitation
on the negro's rights as a citizm.
The Filipino, though learned as
Socrates, can't be a citizen. The
door ot opportunity shut in the fa
ces of all alike? Mot much. There
s but one Filipino who is au Amer
ican citizen ; there are forty thou
eand n groes in North 1 arolina who
can vote under the new amend
As a matter of theory these proposi
tions are unexceptio nable; as a matter
of fact we of North Carolina know that
the tb ory d es not work out- We
grant that every Soin hern negro i
c read and write int lliirent y is nom
inally an American citizen, with all a
ci izeu's rights and privileger, but of
wh t value are these rights and privi
leges if he can't exercise them and he
cant. In N-w Hanover county, em
bracing the city ef 'V lunngton, at the
laso election, even when the s ilirage
amendment was being v ted on, there
were '"Hst oely three Kepublican vote-,
yet New Hanover has many mo.-e ne
gro than whit- v ters. in Halifax
county, which is credited with three
neg oes to une white man, the Demo
cratic majority at he Augu t election
was 5,741. 1 1 is c rtain that the New
Hanover a d llaMfax negroes did n t
vote io di.-franci ise themselves; it is
equaoy ce.-t in that they did not hb-
,-tain rom voting in order that triey
might wit'i the more certainty bedis
Iranehissed by the white men. Our con
tent por a y cou d not et one of thef-e
neeroes to say that hi ignorance is
"the only limitation' on ' bis rights as
a citizen," for neither ignorance nor
intel lgence cut any hgure, under the
law. in that election. To the conclud
ing assertion of our contemporary that
"tbereare 4U,ouo negroes in Aorwn ar
ohna who au vote under the new
amendmen ," we reply in its own lan
guage, "not much "
I h- consent of the governfd argu
ment is good in fcome parts of the Li i i
ted States but it will not go jn North
Carolina. Fer the. good of all concern
ed we have nii'lifi-d that pr nciple of
overnment d wn here and have made
I . . -. .
- no concea ment aouut iu. it is iroe we
have gone about it by indirection, but
tne eua nas oeen accompiisueu jusi iue
same, and we cannot, with any face, be
heard to apply an argument in bebtit
of the Filipinos which we have reversed
in our owi practice.
IheCharlotte Observer might in
clude in the above a number of white
men in North Carolina who were de
prived of their right to vote in the Au
"What! two days after the polls
have closed, and still count u
"Yes: we hain't got our man in
North Carolina apples , took first
premium at the Paris exposition.
This favorable recognition of merit
will give our apples a good name in
the general markets, and ought to
encourage farmers to plant larger
- Begistrationja New York is re
ported to be unusually large.
TRYIKC TO RIOICULI POPULISTS.
I -y ar IWt-r 1m4 o lul!tMa
1 Awt Itawarm.
1 iw Spartanburg Herald, a IW-mr-
ftti.. ..... . . . . I . r
jsn-irr. m "i iiiKiiiAiA in
North t art.llna ho rv oP1.,l tuth Fo-l..-oih lofantry. United !
Tev-n-on h 111 vote for Hrrin fur i f,f,,M V,luotr, tatIontd la tb !
Preidei:t and MrKinley fir VI f Philippine with txdjuanr at
Pnidem, that IVikiIUu know aa j ft"?'" lye ow of bla ,
I i f ' 1.. .l..nt ,
aUiut politics that Its reported that
ome are -till voting for Jel DavU
and Ale I lucid it."
I HM!K-rat called ippr
quote the above uith a -mile f
provul. The Charlotte News and 1U
i-everal wste-lat-ket, pie-counter pa
!ers quote It, and add: "Thai's hard
to believe, but tfoniM an hi ud here
have no choic in Ihe matter."
Now that's the way theu "w W
and "Christian" ipn talk. It
easier for theiu to luisreprenont and
belittle, that it i t answer fkcta.
The 1'opultBN of North Carolina are
not fooln. They are better jted
on io!illes than the average heuiu
crat. Aud their leaders fcre o well
It-d that the leaders in the Demo
cratic rty dare not meet them in
joint di4'u-doit. Ayeock was afraid
to meet Thomjmn. Democrat were j
asked to do. so and tacked down.
The only way Democrats could
meet I'upuli-ts In North Carolln
was with rotten egg, and organized
bands of drunken ml rdilrts aud by
threats of murder; ar.d they were ho
afraid uf Populi-.t argument that
they would, with drunken roughs,
pull their !-p"akerH down off the plat
fcriu, go into their bed rooms, arm
ed, and take them by force out of
town under threat of death, etc.
FOUND SEARCHINC FOR HIS CAP.
l.oni.-j Front a Train Mot in ! I bo lUte
of o Mil. an Hour Withuut Kt-viv-In
any M-riuu Injury.
Lkbanon, I'a , Charles Rosen
berg, r, aged twenty years, member
of tho Rescue Fire Company, of
York, this morning leaped from a
KoAding express train, running a
mile a minute, midway between
Atinville and Lebanon, and was on
ly slightly hurt. He 1 apod after
his cap, which had been blown
away, and his absence Irom the
train was not noticed until It got
here. Then a special train was
sent back for his body. Itoseoberg
er was found searching for his cap.
His injuries were three slight scalp
First I arire Khipnieot of Florida Oraore
Jacks. invili.b. Fla., October 10
The first solid car of oranges for
tho season was shipped from Flor
ida to-day in a decorated car con
signed to a Chicago house. The
oranges were shipped from Klssl-
mee. i n Osceola county, and were
gro.vu in groves that had entirely
recuperated from the freeze of 1831.
The car contained three hundred
BraTton Medlln Will not Hang-.
Gov. Russell has commuted the
death sentence in the case of Bray
ton Medlin, of Gaston county, to
Mediin, who is a white man, killed
William Brown, who was floor man
ager of a cotton mill at Gastonia, N.
C. The prisoner and his little daugh
ter were em ployed there. On the
evening before the homicide the
prisoner and Brown had a quarrel
ovvr the number of days the girl
had worked and approbrious epi
thets were interchanged. The next
lay the prisoner armed himself with
a pistol and went to the factory
They exchanged shots at sight, the
prisoner shooting first.
After he withdrew deceased fired
on prisoner who nred in return.
Petition for the commutation
were elgned by nine of the jury
which convicted Mediin, by eight or
ten hundred citizens, of Gaston coun
ty, by two of the State's witnetsses
and by several ministers of the Gos
Five Boy Babie9 at Once.
LiCross, Wis., On. 12.-Mie. St.
Charles, residing Here, gtve birth to
five boys today. She nas had s:x-
tix:u children in seven years,
lets and twins predoaiintte.
Herself to Blame.
Lena I d du't think you'd let a
mau kiss ou on such short acquaiLt-
Maud Well, he thoroughly eop-
viDc.d me that it was all my own
fanb that 1 tada't met him sooner,
The Prisoner's Construction.
'I have to report," said the sher
iff, "that the ary is hang."
I kaowed.trom the looks of 'em,
whispered the prisoner, "that they
Alas, Too True!
Little Willie Papa, who is the
besr; man at a wedding!
Mr. flennypeck The best man is
tne chap who-sees the other fellow
gt the worst of it, my son. Smart
State Mine Inspector J. DeB. Hoop-
er, of Birningham, estimates that t e
er..tmitm.t.nf Alabama f..r thi ver
will approximate OOO.OUO tons, an in
. . .
create over last year's prodnction
The fair at Greensboro lat week was
attenaea Dy isrg - crowus i ne xnio-
it.nfli.a afjvlc Areata fmtinilT0.
etabl-swere lare. Tue r.ces were
equal to tte average North Carolina
horse trot. The fair was in every wsy
D.r ?. ? Msger; of Wayne .count
maae eignt naie oi wtwa ou
acres this year.
CUT OFF 001 SOlCltt SIAU.
cmofiw KlUlat f MU
Frlecd of Serc-ani Fjw!r, of!
imuuinwnurD la mr C "lUsj
Stat. of srfrinti Barton and Zim
rufrrma o Koh-r r,c I in -oU Mr
Kuwter i th 0ua uf -oig0- Kow-
er, of vv Ul jo.' L. I. II rvetl
Miv..uniii.r thruuh tb Sji-
lh American war and rotU?dj
la tbt I'bitasl btatr trvtc bpt
15. lry Iteraaw of hU eipertonc j
ad tmrkmsathip h rt appoint
.sj -s-rtf. nt and a.algard tocouui
oy C II irioo and Ztmtuermaa y
that Nigeaat tmWr luuidietln-:
guUhesl hlmlf In bltl. U hot
and killed a young natlv llutni
antnameil Marcu andcapturvd h:a
Lteu'mant Marcus father. Mar
cvii us mat ui, a man of eltn, on
receiving iirwi of hi voo'i death,!
organlzrsj a troop or threw thousand I
ram and offered to pay UJ for the Not - itbetandicc tb fact that
lft ar uf any member of the Forty m Mt of th war nera from Houtfe
eveoin K giment. Sine, th.n r Afr,c. c.m from BrllUh -our,
ery Anierl. an killed near whtow Ihe . . n . . '
Fortv-evtnth U .tationwl baa bet-n mnd 11 u - BrttUk
fouLd with the left ear mudog. ' IVpartinmt ia doing IU Uast
' toeuppreaa all Information nafn-
BRI0ECR03M SHOOTS &.REMA0E1S. Uorable to th. llrltUb. nout h rw-
J llalde Dft leak througtt th can-
Uruou Trii;sM Hria r-fustr ! aora' ofllce to abow that lha tkwra
n- afaod sri, uum4. ar tld fl.htt-c bmv.Iy and per.
N w H un.wich, N.J., Oat.ll.--t.lit,nU furDj d moaUal
John W .nt-, of Kmgttoa, hot and w . . . , . ...
amfollv ujared Toomu Sullivan i th Nutu African war U far from
and W.il atu L gaa inn night while ' loK r- 1 c-ptum of In
they, wi h a .umber uf other. wre j Urjr on Oct 31 of noonvoy of llrll
tendtilcg bim a jo?k Mrmade. gll l(aa, and IU -cort of nitty
hite, anon twenty seven year, j mount.! man In thu nvDlLeaaUrn
c.ki. ten town a lew oat ao-a with
B. eeTenty-foar Tri '
old. with the aTOwed intention ot
marryitg ner. au me minuur
latkice ol Ihe peace in
Hrnrawick had refuted to marry the
c.jui'i-. ihe coaple retarded Inst
uigbt and said the ceremony had
been performed. A erowd nrronnd
ed tbetr none and jeered unmerci
fully. nite loadni a sbotgnn with
tack and nails and tired into the
erowd. SalliTan's body and arm
were badly torn by the taekt and
nails, l.ttraawns nit in tne bead,
and his nose and one of bis ear
were badiy lacerated. The it jirt-d
men were auenaea oy a pnyaieian j
. . . .
The crowd fcattered for the time i
being, but when White lett his boose
later he was aUatked b? a erowd of
townspe p', who baodld htm
roughly. lis finally man god to es
epe and tl d front the towu. In ad
dition to being "e-eniy-four years
old, Mrs Tice or Wnite is said to be
deaf and partly blind.
SHUFORD NOMINATED FOR C0NCRESS.
l'opullal Mert at alUtury and NomloaU-
a ( wnan-Mionat llchSt.
The Populists of the Seventh Dis
trict met in convention at Salisbury
on the 5th hud., and nominated
Ion. A. C. HhufonI, of Catawba
county, for member ol Congmw.
lie port ing the convention, the Hick
ory Times-Mercury says:
"Mr. Shu ford has the confidence
of the Populists of the district. He
has represented this dirtrlct in Con
gress two terms ki'l so far learn
ed his official acts have never Ijeen
Capt. James H. Sherrill was
elected chairman of the district. It
was also agreed to send delegate, or
recommend to the counties in the
district, to send delegates to the
Middle-of-the-ltoad State convention
in Itileigh, and assist In putting out
a full electoral ticket, provided It
did not iuterfere with our present
"It was urged that Populist of
the district stand by Mr. Shuford
and thereby rhow their faith by
ldfe Sentence for Tom Smith.
Tom Smith, who en December 2S,
189S killei Iewi C 'awthorn, sod mur
derously assaulted Graham Garner, in
a drunken row, nar .-elma, Jotiuston
c unrT. and who has beu trl d and
convicted of the crime with which he
i charged and sentenced to pay the
extreme penalty of the law at twj
trials in different counties, ban bad bit
sentence cbtnaeJ by the Governor to
life impr nment He was taken to
t e penitentiary n Saturday, where be
will erve out his life term, lne su-
preme 1A urt ided with the prisoner,
virtual' r c mmenaing io itie tover
nor that be exercise executive clemen
cy in the c e.
For Practicing -Medicine" Wlth-
New B .kk, .C. October 1-th
The grnd jury to-day males
nreaentment airalnat Mlas Hatch
er Ilarribon, the Christian Scient
ist, for employing the "Healing
art, ' or practicing medicine la this
State without a license. The mat
ter grew out of the death of Harry
Parsons, whose taking on has cans
ed wide discussion of the Christian
Science claims and dogmas. As
the matter now stands the present-
ment goes to the grand Jury of the
February term of the criminal
I court, and it will rest with them
whether or not they shall flni
I trie bill and the case be tried at
the February term of court.
A Wilmington paper report that
cotton In unprecedented quantities
has been pouring Into Wilmington,
the receiDts each day being far In ex
L r ht tho worn Ul voir.
. ,. -jL, a,li-
All the co m presses are working
I an I A. A t . 1 . -
- Steaauy, out mey are uiaaaug umy
ol slizht headway. There are about
thirteen hundred cars of cotton on
the railroad waiting. The. glut of
cotton interferes with the receipts
f j packages of
vk "" "
the Utter are stored away among the
cotton In the unloaded cars.
Several large factories have been
rrmanentlv cloned bv the trusts at
j, indUv 0hio throwing 1.760 men
iur i - - , . -
out w empioyum.
nlU.NUK Him: UL
HOftS QI JOIIICi lATlfifl
jhtMMiit - iw kHua T -- t-
' 4 iw Nr.- T-
i.va i ! -nrta
r.if vvWM w.
....... i . m
! . inm nvr 1'n.lurl. nutln. nak.
.lderabl. lot of ilf and lb Uaiila
with tien. K-lly Kenny near Boll
rout, in. In which Ave li:tiln offi
cer, were wounded, whlla one ta
uiUtiog. duplay the dUr ruina
tion of the Boera to carry on in
flgbt tot h laat ditch. IilsaUUml
on good authority that It 1 oot now
afe fur a BrltUner In any part of
tht Tranva.l or Orauga Fre Hlate.
In the latter country tn Brillsk
bate evacuated I wo thirds of tb
towns they occupied early In tna
eo. and Ber raiding parti
have again appeared In lha north-
Mrn dUtrlcU of Cnn Colour.
tendon arwial dte4l Oct. 11th
.ut4, th,t lhtt o-Dt.ral lw
Wet had a three day' fight with lha
British mounted lof.iotry at hUlU
bcrg. and made a aaf retreat acruaa
the Vaal river.
Gen. Robert reports therw are
several larga force of B jers, both
in the Tranavall and Lb Oranga
Kreu State, and that they have
thus far foiled the British In every
attempt made to surround and capt
A train conveying British i up
pi lea was recently derailed near
Kaap river aud threw men were
killed aud fifteen Injured. An en
gine conveying two royal englnewr
vdYioers and fifteen men from the
rtlakfonte'o garrinon proceeded to
Ascertain the nature of the dama
ges. Tne Uoeni were lying in wait
tor the party and opened fire.
hearing of tbe attack, Capt. Htewart
and forty men of the Rifle Brigade,
went to the aupport of the engin
oers. Htewart and one private wern
killed, two officers and five men
wre nerlou.ly wounded, and cne
officer and ten men wre imprison
ed. The lUf-r atill infest tb vicinity of
Johannesburg, and are nonalaotlj
"cniping" tbe UritUb outpuaU Tor
wes-k I'elarey ha been baratamg tbe
ftrilih ment of frotoris. General Bo
tha, tbe IUer commsuder-iri-cbi.f, ha
been ill, and General Viljorn tempora
rily in command of the Keder.l army.
Botha army bs gone north and I
preparing for an a-tive campaign.
BtiTiH "orrici-." k .
The Urllikb report of rtiu title la
tbe Boer war up r-ept. U show that
tbe hl i icrjwing large, even up.n of
ficial idmiMton which la tar below the
actual count, l b- total loe are giv
en at 10,075. of which Xl.llrV are per
bona ent home a inva-id, 2t4 offlc-r
aud 1.718 men killed in action, M o Ca
rer and 7D7 men died of wouoda, 14V
officer aud tuen die J of diaeaae. S
oQicer and ffi men era ml-iog " or
iu captivity aud 3 ofUcet ai d 107 rsen
arre killed in accideuta. tver week
uoe up nearly htlf a reainjeot. Jn the
week endvd ept IS, for eiample. tere
were 24 oCicera and 4K men killed,
wouujed, died of diea or invalided
home An many an 110 died In Mouth
Africa of di-ae during the week men
tioned Iberrwere l,e?S officer and
13,001 men wounded during the war.
I'tie Britiab taken priner, or miaa
ing, were t4 o nicer and 7M men. of
whom V offlrera and 6,441 meo bar
been releaa-d -r have eacaped. 1 b-ae
were !oe, of an army aggregating
about 2J0J0OO men. including oowniaU.
I be totd ot 40.0T& caauaiUea, it will be
ob erved, about equal tbe aggregate
of B er a-ldier of tbe Tranavaal and
Orange Free Ute.
Dlapuadetrt Mu ftkauta hla mam i
New York, Oct. 11. Alexander
Howard, an Insurance agent, forty-
nine years old, shot and killed his
son Leigh, eight years old, and then
committed suicide at bis boms La
Brooklyn to-day. Howard had been
very dtspocdent of late tn cause of
111 health and poor business, and
this morning he said to bis wife
that be was tired of working. Later
In the day be sent ber to ths boons of
a friend, and when she was gone bs
killed tbe boy and himself.
Hosrdwas the inventor of a
child's toy from which he expected
to gain a fortune, and disappoint
ment over the failure of these hopes
added to bis disappointment.
Early Snow in Tei
Austin. Tex. Oct. 12 -Parties who
arrived here to-day from Sanderson,
Texas, located aoutbwe ot ber about
three nondred miles, report that the
s-etion was visited by a heavy fall of
snow yesterday an l thi night previous,
t be weather was remarkably cold and
tbe .now remained on the around for
sometime It is tbe earliest fall of
inaw tvr kaown in that reftwu
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