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Vol.. XVI u.
RALEIGH. NORTH CAROLINA, NOVEMBER 1, 1900.
':hlKM lo.S uf i hk
.1 Uf kMPtfit CUARLT UlUSiRA-
. t.uiliiul Juln'.i l.f tbrt I lilted
,ruii 'uuit .VtI.y w,) hutlli th.)
. ii, i ll) kii SV'lil U Our (so vnr uuiMit
In opposing rclfiitlon of the Phll-
Inlands, Justice Itrewer said:
i; l niil Ihat the Anglo-Saton
manifested u capacity to govern
-I, ttml w uro of that m and
.f, tberetorv, we could well gov-
l'hllippitli; Islands Ui colo-
i,i 1 do mil ijut-iti m t capacity
. ,i ' hi' race w 1 and vi-y to gov
'iii 'Him i object to the Plnllj.
P m- policy because it antagonizes
i: . ;.nnclple upon whicu this gov
. r - i nt wa,s tonnl.-l, which have
. . uirnlU'd its 1 1 In up to the present
i ,mi' mid the i-crb.-ctlon of which
In- U'cu the hoj and aspiration of
ry true American.
Wry few nit ions, very few Indi
i l.nih, live up to tlu-ir high ideals,
l. 'it -.un-ly the Declaration of Indc
; int'ii v has l-nen the ideal of our
i ie, hihI we have striven lofliiiake ii
i.,ir' and uioiv mil. .Now, govern
ment ly lore' Is the wry antipodes
ii'thi, and to introduce govern-in-
lit ly Innv over any portion
! the nation is to Mart the
ct.ii'l nii'irter of the mioimI it-n-Miry
of our life upon principles
vhn h ure the exact p,K-.iie of those
ii.n which we have hitherto livi-d.
Ii hiiiic thin to tail of reaching
your ideal; it is un entirely dilt'ereiil
thing to deliU'rutely turn your hack
I he tf,t of government is not in
the outward him lianicul display ot
order, hut In the cajKicity to devel
op the U'-.i men, and we have livs
in the faith that government hy the
consent of the govcrni-d devclois
tin- l.et men. We have not let the
w l-e rule the ignorant, the learned
tin- unlearned, I lie ncn the Hr, hut
we have hpl-alel always to "th:
I'hwli jwople" ui the ones in WhOMi
ludgmenl to rely and iini whe
vtmuldeM -hould ret the hurjeu of
he eruiltent .
Ilenh are, alter all, he eternal
('M e. I Itiinau tile and dt-tiny are
controlled hy them. They may H em
today of little .Higniticaiiee, hut
around them gather material inter
-I., and tomorrow their j-ower is
IWKTINi. ' TMI W.WS.
( ioverninent by consent and K'v
eminent by Iohv, no matter how
well the government may U admin
istered, are two tHHentially antaj;oii
istio priiHiple. lou titles no lm
melUte oontlict will follow. We
may o a lar'e me.-un of pronju r
ity, hut are we not sowing tho M.fM
uhich in the duy to come will grow
up into u harvest ot trouMo for our
ciiildren and our childieu'.s children"?
KVII OK KMl'lKK.
A neceHf Ity uf colonial pilonn
is an incrett." in our regular army,
und the tlMt increa-e pro,.ovil i.-.
from ;H),mou to lOo.MOO men. It i.-i a
Ht range coinmeulary that at theclo.se
ofth ninetwnth century the heao
of the inoMt arbitrary govorumeiit
in the civilized world, tne c.ar tl
tne iiu.shiaH, i. inviting the nation.'' ot
the world to a decrease in their ami!,
wtiile this, tne frti'Mt land, is propos
iti an increH.-H? in it. Vet Mich
mviih ti Im the imptTHtlve mel, it
we enter uiin the hytem of colon
ol.K.VT KC4M)MU' ill KsTlONS nN-
Now the ureal proldem in tlib
ctuntry b not "how can a few men
make in re money ami pile upjarg
er lortuneH'.'" but "how can the great
taly of the people make a fair and
comfortable living?" The right to
work Ls again and again itmisUtJ up
on as more important tnau the rignt
to vote, and the cry ol the right to
work b supplemented by tne cry
that the .stale furm-h work to all
w ho cannot obtaiu it elsewhere.
Are ve likely to aid in .solving
this problem by bringing into our
national life 1 i,iti)it,iMio or ll',uoo,uoo
of utLskilled .Malay laliorer! We
have liut the doorn against, the Chi
nese. Are they any worse than the
Malay? hhall we introduce in thi?
natiou inure cheap labor'. I do not
wouder at the action of the Federa
tion of Labor in protesting against
a new coiintltion of cheap labor as
well as iiu increa.-! of the army
with it consequent increase of bur
d u and taxation on the employed
, ivu. i i:m ro.M K.NTKATKli
Uut they say tiiere is money in it
Vud, utur all, this is really the
most potent taetor in the propoxl
iuching out arter theiaJandsof the
orient. The .wealth of Uruiusand ot
Ind Ls today, as in tho ilays of Mil
the eAjuMtatiou and the dreaiu
"fiiuiiy. INj'k-Ioii of the orient,
ith its accumulated wealth of cen
turies, dazzles the imagination and
onluM-H the judgment. The haze
mystery haugs over that vast do
'tain. Wealth untold in tielived to be
there ready to tie appropriated by any
uomtuant power. All the nations and
U-ibwj com w ilhin Lord Salisbury'
-b tioa.lonoi dying uliori.auduiUst
u '-''HvidHj between u appro-
l"uled by the living ami growing
l.oU-. I f,if4a i, jj.j hut Ai fc (Jy
if nation. MIJ wiln fcnexhau,tlble
wealth, und vhy should w not
In It- approprlatioii? WL.t a
Pii-iure this 1-! Tti t-agl of lUrt
-i.in.ltng lik a buzzard to grow f,t
over an -X:inl cor;.
'in tare- tflf- i.Iitj
111 a Olf-V.
VNhcro Wealth .,.UlouUtos
1 hr. Cy-saM saw hv sp-ar-, ot their
Vk-forlous Irgloiis tlaih lu the -uu-llght
of every kuown lamj, dLi u
their triumphant return they brought
with them the act um ulalsd wealth
ol all the nations they had ,ub
iuMi. . The splendor of Imperial
Koiuh out-hone the world, but the
wealth thus obtained without value!
'iven under mined tho m-1
iire. arid th. niiipi' ..f it....... i... i
- o j rJ ' . wiii', n .Tiiixi
ply a memory. Napukon lieheld
th(4 filrilrnr -I a . .f .1. .1. ... i
'"r, ' vi ui'iuuv anu f
then; Does human nature change
th rough the centuries? We stand
today lacing the temptation whi'h
comes from the ps.slbllily of rapid
l u.rumulateJ Wealth. What right
have we lo anticipate thai thn -me
re.-ult w ill not follow If wj pursue
the same course of taking w hat we
hive not fully earned?
"rit i'i:K.si-.-r ioi:m
M KM .
The problem we have sought to
work out iu this nation is mat ot
government ot and by and lor the
4 ople. A great nation mou thai
prlneiplH st em.s Missible only under
a federal system, a system w hich
regulates all matters of local inter
est to the several slates and e.er
ci.M's through the nutional govern
ment only those power and func
tions which make tor the general
welfare, we have w onderfully pros
pered in administering such .system
in a compact, continental territory,
each mrt of w hich lia.s leen possess
ed und controlled hy a ran- caimble
of self government.
"lnV" AM) "lKsn." mviliKli.
This is no trilling question and
is hot answered hy any gush about
duty and dentiny. In tact, all this
talk about dentiny is wearisome. We
make our own destiny. We are not
the victims, but the master of fate,
and to attempt to unload upon the
Almighty resioi lability ibr thai
hu h we choose to do is nol only
an insult to Him, but to ordinary
1H.I.S.SN,S OK OI K KXAMl'l.K.
We are told we have become wi
great and powerful that the worlu
needs us, hut what the world most
needs is not the touch of our jMjwer,
but the bussing ol our example. It
mssis ihe bright example of a free
leople not disturbed by any illu
"mius tt territorial acquisition, oi
jxruniary gain or military glory,
oul content with thir jiossefssions
and striving through all the anili
nes, activities and industries of their
w isest and most earnest leaders to
make the life of each individual cit
izen happier, better and more con
tent. TWO " H'lUSKs Willi 'II WILL Vol-
Two visions rise betore me:
One of a nation growing in popu
lation, riches aud .strength, reachiug
out me strong baud to bring within ;
its domain weaker aud distant rac-es
aud lauds, holding them by force for
the rapid wealth they may bring,
with perhaps the occasional glory,
succms and sacrifice of war; a won-
diou.sly luxur.ous lite into which
the fortunate tew shall enter, an ac
cumulation of magnificence whicn
tur a term w ill charm ami dazzle,
tnd then the shadow ot the awful
question whether human nature has
changed and the old law, that hhs-
iory reptaus itself, has lost its force,
whether the ascending splendor oi
imperial power Ls to be followed by
the defending gloom of luxury, de
cay and ruin.
The other of a nation where the
spirit of the pilgrim and the Hugue
not remains the living aud coutrol
ing force, affirming that the Decla
ration of Independence, the farewell
address of the Father of His Coun
try and the .Monroe doctrine shall
never iuhs into i nocuous desuetude;
tie voting its energies to tho develop
ment of the inexhaustible resources
of its great continental teiritory;
solving the problem of universal
personal and political liberty, of a
government by the eoa-?nt of the
governed, where no king, no Ciass
and no race rules, but each individ
ual has eipual voice and power in the
control of all, where wealth comes
only as the comn.sation of honest
toil of haud or brain, w here public
service Ls private duty; a nation
whose supreme value to ihe world
lies not in its power, but in its un
failing loyalty to the high ideals ot
its youth, its forever lifting its
strong haud not so govern, but to
protect the weak, and thus the
bright shining w hich brightens more
and more into the fadeless and eter
ltecruit for the 1'hUlpplo'..
Col. Kimball, Assistant Quarter
master General of the United dtatea
army, announces that two thousand
recruits will leave for the Puilip
pines in the next thrte weeks. The
first thousand will leave on the trans
port Bdtotd on November 5. Tne
second tranepurt, carrying the other
thousand, will be tne K.ipatrtck,
which will leave on Nov. 10 n.
- Many a man has gone into a peck of
trouble by trying to hide bin ligiu un
der a bueuel
THK ni'JiAMZATlON WijUK
LL I THtlMKKKSi' K
I 'HE DEMOCRATIC
CARR RECEIVES LfcrTERi WARNING
HIM AGAINST FRAUO.
J. t.rnwfora Hl, ApareU lu a
cui I.aue or the New. aud (Hiwrvnr
w- ouru W luw oeuaiunai ;
ooniest conducted upon a high
piano, free from" all underhanded
work, and all questlouaOle melh-
oda. Ills now anoartnt that this'
tauueu, anu without any poet
mark to show where they are writ
ten. These are takon from news
papers, and sent out in circular
form. One of these circulars b. ars
the date of October l-,t, and Is sign
ed "A Precinct committeeman." it
undertakes to make political eapi
tal out of an utterance attributed
course ia not being pursued by all. ! un (ion. Carr is ol Kreat mtrodt to j tu,? .,0,u iiuout waru-
Circulars are being set out by the ; every man in the party, whether ! rJ!!. ,1b.Uf!1 a'
managers or Mr. Simmons' cam- no bo a ainimon man, a car man, j IZ .3 wder
ipalgn without any signatures at-! or a Waddell mnn The hVht hJ ,7- Vr", rt... . , 1 . U.Tr
in iLiiiira i i :u rr
uivcled -if he could get a fico oi-
lot aud a fair count at the bauds of
iho Uemocrallc organization." Ad-
vocattt8 ol Mr. Simmons in other
sections ot the State are circulating
the roporc that General Carr said
he would certainly be elec ed if he
wa not uenauuea Dy tn Uemo
crane machine' liy no reasjna
ole construction of his language
can any such inference be drawu.
General Carr is quoted as saying
in his Mduut iloily speech: "it
my menus will only turn out on
election day, and work alid vote, vie j
tory is assuieu ; ana asiue rrom my
personai interest, it is of the ut
most importance that there he a
free aud full ballot and au honest
and fair count.'
What is there in the above lan
guage of General Carr to offend any
democrat Surelv, he Is right in
saying that It is of the utmost im
portance "iO have a free and full bal
lot and au honest and fair couut."
Does auy nun doubt, that this is
necessary to the preservation ot the
Democratic party? Does any man
doubt that fraud will destroy the
life of any party? JLvery citizen
has a right to insist upon a fair
and honest eloc tun, aud when he
demands this, ho does not accuse
his party of fraud or wrongdoing,
i'here may be individuals scattered
here and there who would favor
Gen. Carr has received letters
from reputable men, warning him
that there was danger of fraud. A
letter of this character inforuieu
liim rhut In Ihu nilu nf fl,ililli,rii
n of M 'Slminiin( h '
ia tnJ pre8ence ot oiners that
4,if we can't carry the state for Sim
mons, we will steal it.' Ought not
every Democrat to condemn such
expressions as this? And if this
man who used this expression, or
any other man, should attempt to
carry out such an lntamy, would it
be wrong, or woulu it he an attack
upon the Democratic organization
for Mr. iarr or his frienda to oro
lest against u? We have boon
taught lu North Carolina to believe,
and we do belie v, that Demociacy
is synonymous with honesty and
integrity. Whoa a Demociac goes
so far as to suggest that Mr. fc.m
mons must bo elected, if necessary,
by fraud, then it is lime to can a
halt. 'Precinct Committeeman''
cannot justly twist and turn Mr.
Carr's utterance into an attacK up
on the Democratic organization.
Mr. Carr himself has been a part of
the Democratic organization for
many years. He has served on the
State Executive Committee long
and faithfully. He would be the
last man to attack the Democratic
organization, as long as it carried
out the purposes tor which it was
organized, and he wouid be in the
forefront with other good Demo
crats in North Carolina iu attack
ing members of the organization,
who would divert it from its legiti
No man should criticise the Dem
ocratic organization, as long as it is
used for Democratic purposes, but
whenever the party organization
becomes an agency of any one Dem
ocrat against another Democrat, it
is then not doing the work for which
it was created, aud it ought to be
criticised severely. Tho Democrat
ic committeemen of the State, coun
ty and precincts, were chosen by
the party for the purpose of fight
ing the opponents ot Democracy.
These committeomen were entrus
ted with all the secrets of the Dem
ocratic party, to be used by them
against the common enemy of the
party. They have in their keep
ing the Democratic pull books. The
county chairmau iu the various
counties have a list of the party
worker aud voters of their oouiity.
They were not entrusted with this
position or information to help one
Democrat at the expense of another.
In some counties, the chairmen of
the county executive committee
havw been sendiDg out Simmons lit
erature, together with the literature
for the candidates for Congress and
for Bryan and Stevenson.
This is wrong, and the commit
teemen wng do this should be or.t-
van. noiuiug. They suem lo oo deler- i tz-,u-u aiiu jaj.ouo on powder and aai-
To show how it has boon garbled, mined to succeed or destroy. Tueir ! ""ontioii. ihe los to the nuudings is
the very circular which contain methods Indicate desperation. Tiu y i :'iiidered trilling, a sinad photo
this quotation prefaces it by saying ! attack not only Ueiiuial Carr but i rI,,'luf P1"""- de.iro.ed.
that oeueral Carr said: -If he can ihoo who are suuoortuikr him a i ' '" coniiueu to tins Bpot.
have a 'free ballot and a fair count' I week w Z .CZ ? tnt ''i H 1",.rnV,Ue' 'r'11, ,r",JJ l"e
h u-iii houi,i o.k - . ween, ago, mere apptaiea iu me un,,, buildup on the nigh grounus.
. u 1 uV6 elected; 0twr lvucaUs public press a statement coming j he others' quarters and luoae um-U by
r- oirnmons from Murphy pst.e : tfum the brother-in-law of Mr. Sun j woraineu anu their Uunnes were cou-
Kaleigh Post, Oct. l'J; have Ueuer- ! mons that no had a letter from Mi . j siderably ohaKen up, many window.
al Carr as saying that ho would be j o . M . UusDoe. the manaaer of Air. ! 'e-ing oroken and tne p.aieriugs ol
lei-, d severely. No cuiiimltU.timkQ
n tne rUiii to u-e tLw orginUa
ttou io help M r. Carr, or to help Mr.
aiiumua or to help Mr VVaJdell
aci uo uiit- Uat u ntit lo u It to
liur; auy uu ol tn. caieiiOalea.
ih a;t- nil b iLvcraU, anU If a.
coin u.nttiiiiiu not w 1 lu to give
au ocu ot th. la fair limtui-.l Le
clauses to perform the will of lht
piirly. Tu Lreuiocr&tic cnvcutlou
hits UmJc it ILfa Uul of ILtt btai ,
Lxv, uliy L.-xiiUii ttoo to hoid inU
cuiiJuci iLu rvOlorial tirimarv.
ilU iu iuiu haa eoiruet. d U to the ! -u '"'L': -o.oiiicr
couMy iecuilve commlltet, in w., injure.
., L cutcLaLt ;lraUa, CvtiiUiau Jai. L at
ct.cuut, iu.counlycxullv,, , C4UjcU' on mval
coinmitte topptiluto the po:i-hotd- at,j at once Went to the navy depart
era, aud must uprvli their itc- . iiieiit, whrre Le u.aU a leugtliy ertial
tloii nud couui mo vote. This duty i rep rt lo Admiral u'Neill. Itio latt r
involves a trust. There are count- ; i ihe follow ing details pr-
iihIu tow Mtate where the chairmau i eU, c by Liruuuaiit fttraus. :
of ihw exocutivw commi'tow la ustDrf ! lu c;urrrd in a .mall
tho orgouualiou to advance thu ! the proving ground and
campnot Mr. .Immoaa. When j V
the tomtniitemen u tho party t,uln tte maganue and the other builU
orgatiliaiiou not to wloct theparl j h?iug destroyed. the magaaiiie
Uuuiiueeo, but lo prooiole tho Soua-i pru-d at lu o'ol'k ye.terday
lorial eaudidacy of any oue,. then i ruiijg u laae a quanta, ol powder.
tho party organization degenerate
Into a ''uiaclilut),
and Id subject to
l'l,u ,.h,i....J v... llu..,
Carr to the party give him aud
his friends tho right to demanu I
that the party orgauuailou of thin !
State shah be ueuirai and keep its !
hands ctf this contest. :
'i iu ti,.h n,.t hinU ...u :
ie.iCliedthe stage whero the film- way to the ammunition, and thiscaused
mous men in sumu loca.lticsare do-' uM:eaive explosion-,, lastiug until af
ni what has uvr ueeu done be-! Lcr uodnight. Mont ot tue iwer wa.i
aire in h., hi,f.irv uf ..rtri I .'.t r.il I destroy etl, hut om5 ol the nuiokeie.-,
u Uouioeracy. ills champious u,r , . . . .. ,
. . uwt having been ignited. Many of Hir
tmso parucular locaiitus soem to ; , hell u . ..: vli
I... ,i.....e.. I t.. VI -
ut'vi iuiuvm W aa i .l A ijllll
mons at any price, and in order to1
wij a iclory for him ihey stop at
... i l, , ,. 1. . . . .... '
. . n
aiu.mous' campaign, in which Mr.
I BuoOce spoao ot tho inllueuce
j agAiust Mr. Summons as money,
Lore-m au Democrats, itupublican
AIla Fusiouists." In such a claso,
j Uli.y piaco the moii who Uvor
; General .arr and col. Waudeli.anu
oppose their candidate. Has u como
to tnis thai a Democrat because; he
opposes the party chairmau lor the
United .States Senate, and favoro
another candidate, shall be writ.eu
doAn as a sure-head Democrat, a
ttepuoiican, a e usionist, or a man
no is bowing down to monej V Oth-
or ajvocaies of Mr. Simmons nave
gone to the point of saying that no
Uoiuocral would oppose uiui, bo
cause ho is the head ef the party,
t hus means that tms contest is to
be determined, not by the Demo
c.at.c voters of the Slate, but they
muet ratify what was done by the
Executive Committee when it elec
ted au official head. Does this not
HtuacK. of bossUm and machine nol i
iiics i If the Democrats of North
Carolina are to b-j driven to sup
port Mr. Simmons upon this grouuu
then we do not need any primary,
lor tn j oenatorship as was determin
cdwhen the executive committee
t ue campaign in some Sections J-eems
to be couuueted upon the idra of vilifi
cation aud abuse, i hose who advocate
Mr. carr are to be clashed as Kepubli
cms and 1-usiomsts and sorehead , tnd
lie hiiusell is to be covertly and cow
ardly alta-ed. Until Oeu. carr
dared eek the pusition ot Cm ted states
rteiialvir, and come iu conflict with tLe
ambitiuii of Mr. oiiumons, u ibis par
ticular, whoever hea.d aught against
him Mr. iarr has been a Ueuiocral
oi such sterling qualities that Le has
three times served with Mr. simmons
as a member oi ine executive commit
lee. lie nas been a Democrat of such
enthusiasm and earne-iness mat he has
opened his pure lo the party chairmen
vi Ui a past, lucludiug .nr. aimiuous.
Whoever heard that ftir. t.arr Was not
i good Democrat until he became a
candidate against Mr. Simmons tor this
nigli otlice? Whoever h. ard his war
record was not honorab.e ana a matter
of pride to him and to the atate until
a young Kaieili lawyer made Hid dis
covery? W ho would nave heard of tuis
had in), Mr. Oarr beeu so daring as lo
seea a seat l it the Cm led .Mates senate,
lo onpo.i.liuii to the aspirations ot the
state chairman and the influences
aboul lumr lie is the commander oi
the Uonlederate Veterans m the 5taie,
and has been conspicuous in ail of tueir
organizations. Men w ho stood side oy
siue with him on the battle held and
ou ihe inarches, and the men who lay
with him in the trenches, and eutlered
with him in the privations ot army life,
honored him and have gloried in ieil
ing to the worlu what manner of man
he is, aud was in the days of (Haud 05.
liut now, Ibircy-tive years alter the
war, a man, unborn al .he time, is put
up to attack the war record oi Jar Carr.
o. eo u tent w ith this, they are attack
ing his nri.ate character.
r'or twenty-live years, he has been a
iueiuuer in good standing of the Metu
odist churcj, hs represented that
cnurch in its district, annual aud gen
eral coulerences. Those who know him,
and associate with him daily, know
that he is a man of the highest moral
tneana qualities, aud yet because,
forsooth, he deoires ottice in opposition
to Mr. simmous, ne is traduceu, abus
ed and his private character is assailed.
Every man whose ears are open, knows
these cnarges are being made. W hat
is it done lor'r intelligent men know
these charges are false. W hat is the
purpose? lo change public sentiment,
to injure Mr. Carr and to aid Mr sim
uiulS. l he tight has rea.hed tne point
where it is of interest lar above ihe
question of victory or success iu this
contest. If the Democratic party is to
live hereafter, and have frecUoin of pur
pose at.d treeom of expression, we
must destroy thess campaign me. hods
and teach all men that tuey will not be
tolerated iu North Carolina, if Gen
eral Carr's character and life have not
been such as to render him free from
these attacks, whose life and character
wouid be safe? We were told during
the campaign tor the Constitutional
.amendment, tuac it meant political
freedom in .North Carolina, and yet in
less thau sixty days alter the suc
cessful termination ot that tight, we
find some of the very men who made
tlut argument, attacking an j denoun
cing a man because he opp ises the
cha rman of the (executive oommit.ee
in bis desire to be United state sena
tor. in the name of the great Democratic
(.Continued on Becond Page,;
Ou'r-ruineut M.kXlaer at lb Oil
iMttfvil-lU cum ttiiiu.i
a-Liriuu. i. ... 0:l. s. 3
u - lota lhl Uiriilug AUu-iral U N flii,
v. Luet t.f the o duaacc bureau, .Navy u ...
par U.eiit, fecejV.U.a Iclrpoue Oimatf
Irum .L Priiii oruutiJ at iiiiai
UcasJ, fepoltiiijf iLal tbuui lu u"v.io.
lasl liiLl, a HtK LiJ xvtrtl epiu.o.
jirfid iu otie ol IL fluii,rf L0U-C3
Xl luaL "ine u leaiperature was taku
uKrres, wnicn m qui.e low, the lem-
t u w m u au aui UJtaalUOfl UfTlU f j
I t.il. u. oil . ...... , I
, was tueu cioseu
uon and found every thing about the
uiagauies in proper order. ;'ai :3o p.
, tti alciiuian again made tna rouuu
and iur.ed iu a report shewing every -
itiiu iu cruper order. Ail0:i& o iu.
. . .a a.
lyitigabout unexplodeU, although show-
m ine ellVcts oi heat ihe lo-. i, e--1
amated by Admiral o'Nei.l at, between
t; ii ii ..,.1 i j , i.ui ....
(.. - .... .v .....
ot lings tieing si,aaen down, there
ah nnturaliy much excitement, but al
no tune like a panic. 1 he wives ol the
j oMictTs and workmen were aured that
there was uo danger to the dwelling
quarters, ad maintained their couqKi
Mirc throughout the lire aud explo.-ooii.
' fiie cauae ot tiie explosion is a mys
tery. Lieutenant alrauas reported
that there were no t a ones iu the mag
azine except a few powder bags, so thai
the theory oi spontaneous combustion
is not entertained, the low degree of
temperature during the morning alao
is an assurance that all was rignt iu
that part, t he magazine had all the
uijuern app.iances of safety ."
j Auuiiral O Aeill directed Lieutenant
j itrauss to ase jible a board of inquiry
j irom aiuoiu threat the slaliou, wnu
I A'nl con iucc a thorough investigation
niiu hum: n luiiuai irpuii oil-illc suu
ject. i he admiral taid that was the
u&Uil and necessary course and luvo.v
cf no reltectiou on those in coarge.
MAY NOT PERFORM ITS MISSION.
The ( iititutionul Anteiidiuent a Kailure
und May te Undooe.
Kcv. J. C. Troy, editor of Trojan's
Notion, who advocated the amendment
during ths late campaign, now confess
es that Populists were right in tbeir
assertions that it would prove a failure
and would be declared uncon-ti ution
al by ihe supreme Court of the United
states. Kev. Mr. Troy writes as fol
"It has beeu said aud written ov.r
aud over again in the last six months
that the constitutional amendment
would prove a stimulus to the white
boys in the state. Yes, it might be if
their ignorant parents would give them
a ch.iuce, but it is not liaeiy. lu the
county of Moore we are fcold there are
huturcds of white men who neither
read nor write and it is no worse in
Moore than iu some otutr counties
Where such conditions exist the educa
tional revival will not keep at the
white heat. I he negro boy s, however,
are going to pin themselves dowu to
the pulling in of every possible hour
in His rchuoi room the constitution
al amendment may not after all do
what it was bjrn to perform. The
whole thing may be undone in five
years time. 1 litre is uo telling. Sen
ator 1 illmaii tays it is unconstitution
al and of course he knows. 1 here are
lots of folks in North Caroliua who
think him a mighty mail. And may be
C'hineae Officials Kill TbeuiAelvea to
cape Imperial t'unisliuieut.
Washington, (Jet. 2ti. Two of the
high Chinese oliicials whose puuish
uieut for in tigatiug anti-foreign out
rages in ohina demanded by tne pow
er?, have paid the penalty for tueir
crimes by deatu. it is supposed both
of them couiunl'.ed suicide in order to
escape the disgr .ce of punishment bj
the imperial court, which is frequent
in Chinese methods.
Chinese Minister Wu has received a
word Irom jlticial sources that Klaug
Yi, one ui the foremost men of China,
member of ihe cabinet, aud one of tne
most bitter anti-foreiguers, d.ed Octj
oer lSth, and that Yee amen, former
Governor of shansi, committed suicide
by taking gold leaf.
Governor Yu gave bis aid to the Box
ers aud he is the otlicial who enticed
the missionaries into his yauien to be
It was through his province that the
Court went alter it leic Peaiu.
Prince Tuan, whose punishment for
the part hi took iu the Boxer disturb
ances, and who has been uegraded, is
now at shantung, in the province of
shansi. Here it was that the Junpe
ror degraded him, aud when the court
mjved to singan Fu, he was not al.ow
e J to accompany it.
Indicted For Defrauding Malls.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 25. Tha United
States grand jury has returned thir
teen indictments against postmasters
aud carriers in Polk, ilarnston and
Paulding counties, this state, charging
conspiracy to defraud the government.
It is claimed by the postothce authori
ties that the thirteen defendants went
so far as to give away stamps in order
to cancel them and sent buiky packa
ges through the otfic-s. It is said that
adogwaseeut in this way and that
pieces of pine bark were stamped and
O a"vVH -V. IUUUU a lJ9
priy of North (.'a roil Da, or th o
utnut of ih pt-opU lu thai riau
t that tltuv. Mr. Mutuuti dasi.-o
JAL'OltelML AMi,Ui,kl,i lnu tu..ui. ud, wf
cour, will diuy it mga.u, Ui u..
LAi'l I ILL
tiUjW 11' RAILWAY
PRESIOENT STEIN ESTABLISHED HIS
tk-lletwl 1 hat tt H.r. Hue lU.lu
KKL.barc Uimm to ttrltlak u.
y sUo - 1 rala. lWUJol u4 LMot.
A iat apecial !rjai Capo Town.
)outh Africa aajt:
"fad risers hT cantured Jaeoba-
Ja!, after a atabborn re.utLc. 0Q
'.he part of the garriaoo, which eon
mlt J of a deiachnient of Cape Town
tiigblaodrra Tae latter auffertd
Merely, loatag thitty-foar oat of fifty
Two hundred and Uttj iioera at-
tacked Jacobsdl at imdaight. The j
attack wi a complete surprise to !
the tfnliin, the gvrnaou beiog !
tsieeti in th-ir tiiDlt. b.M t.r.l
A tii em w,r killed. Taa garrison
couponed ot out) eompaoy of Cap
Tow u Highlander!, hftj-t wo of waom
ttad only htea at Jaoobadal tor i
tHK' l"ey reached there train
" " '
Moder Kiver camt. Toe British losa
was fourteen kuied and
j.i 'n . . .
.virica. ine nurgners have captured
lorty-two uritisii cavalrymen near
t'tulippnlis, and have blown up the
railway near Norval's l'ont, wbuh la
in c.apo Colony, it being the point
where the line crosses the orange Jliv
cr. i'renideut Mey n has reappeared in
me colony and ha- esiabiiflneu ihe cap
ital at Faurerbuig It is believ d that
i he Boer have retaken Kicanburg on
the liautoland border. ihey have
uiirned the railway station at Wach
iiauk, midway belMeeti Dundee and
l.adynmilh, in Natal. Ihey have de
railed and captured a train, with a de
tachment of the ntle brigades, alter a
iignt, near Greyliugstad in tni souih-
rii fmr. ..f f 1. rr.ii.i'.u I I 1. .
iiuaidl uir the line of th Kraierl.urv
road in tne middle of 'ape Colony have
ueeu sniped at.
CHARLES N. VANCE, SON OF THE CREAT
SENATOR WRITES EXPOSIRC SIM
MONS. BBtor Vance Declared ho Wan an "I'n-M-rupulos
l'artlnau. Unworthy of tbtt
C oulilm- or the Ioole."
To the Editor of the UUserver:
I have received the following let
ter, which explain iUsell:
Va.-hingioii, lct. ltiou.
Dr. 1. W. r'ai.-Min, Charlotte, N. C:
My Dear loctor: 1 hav rweived
your letter of the :!uth iiLnt;, in
which you a.sk me to ?tate what
were the objections of my father to
the eonlirujatioii of t M. imuion.-
Under ordinary circumstance 1
would nol be inclined to revive re
collections of political cuutroversit
with which my father wan concern
ed, but when iuiprc.-oitjiLs, asl un
derstand, are lieing made in the
.Mate that at the tune of his death
ne and .Mr. ftiuiiiioiLi were on friend
ly' teruis, 1 diwireto staie that this
is not the fact, but ou the" contrary
a short time tieforu my lather's
death he stated to me that in hLs
opinion .Mr. .Simmons was not tit for
liiLS oflice, or worthy of the cuuh
Ueuet: of the jieople of .North Caro
lina. 1 know the fact that my
father regarded .Mr. himmoas as au
unscrupulous itoliliciau, aud for that
and other r,ea?iiis he opj.oned liL
coiitlmation tor collector. Dut for
his death Mr. Simmons would never
have been collector.
1 know of my personal knowledge
there were enough .Senators at that
time with Senator Vance to have
defeated Simmons' confirmation.
.My father utated to me that if
Simmons obtained control of the
polities of North Carolina it would
oe conducted as a machine, regard
less of the rights, privileges ot opin
ions of tne people, and H there was
anything that uiy father abhorred in
politics, it was a machine or busbism.
Whatever honors he got came from
the people, and he trusted them im
As expressxl in a card, which he
wrote to The Asheville Citizen, in
February, 1MJ4, he opposed the con
tinuation of Air. Simmons "upon
personal, as well as public, grounds
gouuds connected w ith his unfitness
to hold the position lor which he had
.Mr. Simmons stated in a recent
card tnat (Senator Vance did uot op
pose him on account of any charges
against his personal character. There
were eoiue charges of this kind, and
some serious objections to him,
w hich were tiled at the lime with
the finance committee of the Senate.
i have made diligent search for
these papers, but failed to find them
in the records. They have been ab
stracted by some one, I do not know
by whom, or when.
Another 'reason for Senator
Vance's opposition to Mr. Sim
mons : That gentleman came to
Washington early in lts'Ji, aud, in
bia capacity aa chairman of the
wouuueo. n aaair uas caused a .-srr, that he rrr reienie.1 ,n hi op
sensation in Cape Town, where the' pUK'Si to Mr. mhiu,uu' appxiiiimeni
mt belong. ! "r ol,nriuih.ii a ..lie. lor. or ih-l h-
, eer ent-riaiiied Itr a uioineiit auy otli
flare liai been a liely rt cruden f r thau the .pinion thai Irtui any
lloer activity over a wiue area in .South j standpoint, Mr. miiiukiiii ta wholi,
LSrUiocrtlc xcntlr oommltt of
North Carullca uld Ut. i.twitoj
IS to lfitrvUiW with hill., thai tsao
mutt Vaacw. lw ru tbu DghLog
th nomination of c-rta i a jArij
coiltcur la th xi;a diuict,
did not rcrnt th Livruikii.-
Ialhr tvdd Ui h knw L UaaO it,
ad 1 Uiiy Uitu lu (rlw(u. to
lr. .-stu.Uicna, uf cuuim- Air ruu.
njvi. win duuy th:; h J-air4 v
vryiLiUir. h uau (lv M. iVi.i
"v-arda mod pde'' aud ti hltu d
nying vry Uy la th w-rk
Altuougb Mr. DimuivQi ! uo
p ug a having Uwa all aJoug th.
irienu and chamlou w! aiiwr, ht
Joined la V with th wOeLulw
of Cxi lor V'anoe. who r ,tr iu
to eutxiiupavai hi downfall !Miu
Uiona at that time holding up
lb band of Mr Clwv.aod, vho
loat no opportunity to Injur oua
ior Vane pollt.cmlly, Uium thv
"ouaUjr JMfuaed toUDLrt the un
conditional rtxAl ol th ohrinan
i t, but .tood up ..4urely for .U
v r then, m he did until bit dtiug
lu uiy opluton Mr. rtliumoua did ,
Qol Usjotui a frteud of all v-r uat.l
aw found that the aeuilmeut of the
people of North Carolina m aa o-r-wuaiuatnglv
In that Uirttlon.
iSLt'U Nmitor Viniv ia&a (liitii,,
ihn battle for livr Mr. muiujou.
loing all in bit power to up
UoM thu "f.the nlmlniUa-
I inn tartiLi.Ii 1 aa.r..ll 1 . . . a. .
vif one, waa in favorer the iu-
gle gold standard, tod twu uatng
it- patronage In North Carolina to
1 regtet that .-Mtialwr au.f'a iiaine
. "'. i
iLia!iiiii'li a. it I,.
J l.tH f to ,,
memory, cd in tldelity t.i Li. friniu. !
,,J " u i y any
si.u an iiticuruui uuuf, aitu oy aimui'
unni lor an olhce ot truit.
!l courne, II the UialoMU of the h-j- I
pie ol North arolllia drire to M-nd J uaa iilalllor. Ubvrdlfil oi I taw.
Jir. situiiuloi lo tlif euate, I can but! DcMiperaU nftDt utud, hlh
ac'iuieme, but 1 amdeu riinued Ik-Khal. uioal crediiab.e to tors eugacwd
..r.Kt..Uid.v... ,,.,M. te f.t-jiaw0gh uuder heavy prewar, ottr
preleUif o lielng Hie Irieiid ol .-wlial.r - .
Va.Kc.al d I wI.W. aay t, Ih.e ,B ; ..uniig UUIBOn., U Up-COS.-A..rim
arolina. who lme.1 him iu I le. i hcU lo retoru arvican wtiicb m
aud ho rtiil love and re. ere in. mem , ccompl.wued in tractical, ordrly
ory, and 1 believe there are many, that I manner. Acting iLa(it Hucgaoa
jar .-Miujioua wan In-, enemy lo in dy ! Hlh and clriliau toataaur epiard
ingday MTMiually aud p..hli. all) , aud eanj in fight wi rcinaMnl hy Vil
Wan fine of the rulel ol lne w Ii j tried j lamor.
Ij liuniiliaii- and hound him t.. hi-j .cording to tUir acouaU. imar-
7 have written ,,,..re at length tl.a.. i ; ful twrc Ur' ' Uma rT
li.il iniei..i..i i.ii.i.,.ii,. . ... heieia aud tuir loaa, uiodaraU
.orth Jaruluia ! iii.ier.imi iiia h i
; my father were liting he would not for
!a moment favor or eu countenance ,
tne pretention-, ol M r. fiiuiiioiia lo m-ii- I ciiOuig, W'llhaiu F. Wilaoa. Couipa
atonal honors, lor 1 know U. tact mat i ajr 11., thl'ty-iUud icgimat, 1'ititaHl
H he did not regard him lii to b.- a rev- voluutaty lafautrr . Aedrew
eutie .-lielr, he coind rod have;, . ,h, ir',ri-r- , t
Ihougl.l l.... Ul lo reprem-.lt a gr, at I J Ka,,r,f, , ' .
tat in in, h.gl.e.t legislative cll-m. ! Troop 1., ihrd retfimeat.
tn-r on the earin. L ftt caairy.
Your very truly , j WoundoJ Jompauy H., thirty-
tHii. N. Vimi, I ihird Tolualt-iT mtauiry, K.ajd W.
In lw4 at the ontra. Hotel mi liar-j Mcl'neraon, hip. alight; Jan W.
hdw, enatvr Vau. e Haled "uhslau- Urace, facr. ailght ; Klod li. Heard,
tially the above lacia to me. He alio-, cbwsk , .i.ga,, tUriy h. Jatoa,ia
o,Hi to ihe great huuiili.ii . Mr. sun- k Mu; Troou K . Third U. S.
iiioiia had asM,ted in bringing uihui , , . ., ...
nim,,ia i,,g: ii.nd. .rt , omi. I "' P"1 Ad,Ui iL
plewly tied that I cannot evru appoint ! wUutfeJ ,a rm ,Cli Afr4
a poriiuatwr in the werteru partot uiy ' 'bur, wouaded in head alight;
x.ite " ' I lyhariva W. Marin, wuuded lath
I. vv. Fn..!. ; tuigu, a.ight, r . itradturd,
i ! oLi.dtd iU toot, aughii W illiaui k..
J Hauler, wouudod ia th leg below
I'opull.st C'ongriMtloiiul tiidl- ' Uc.
lahfi. I Maiag Company 11., Toirty-
Tne People'. I'arty haa nomina- Ult 'TSSy? J"w
.ed the following candidate tor Con
grta: Thud Dmtrlct, Uon. John L rowl
er. Fourth District, Hon. J. J. Johk
Fifth District, Hoo. J. f. U. Hoo
ver. tierenth District, Hjo. A. C. San
fotd. Tueae candidate are well known
fofuiiitf, taring been members ot
.he party irom ia organization, and
taey ahould receive the earnest and
heny support of all Populists in
their leapeetire diatxictfl.
A Virginia Trugely.
Hiciimond, Va.f t-t. -. In
per4nal dithculiy at Cuckoo, louLia ( militia and delimiting mill banbi
Co., today, CapUl ii W. it. Pendle-iat Valley li-M, tuela'. A ouplt
Ion, a oue-leggei CiifKlerate soidier of hundred men, -tojiy.l ly tin
and e.Y-meuiber of the Virginia j Mont p al Coiloii Company ou 4tlu
House of Delegabts, shot and kilhid J foundatiou.i of a new mill, went out
.Mr. Wm. I ranci-o. lWlh are ol'ion strike demanding nu lu nw uf
The difficulty grew out of difler-enct-5
in regard to adjoining lands ot
the parlies and there liad been ml
bhujd lietweeu them for mjijiv time.
Tiie latent hews t rom the -nvne oi
the shifting ls that the men met in
the public road aud FrauciMXi called
Pendleton au ugly name and drew a
pL-tol. Pendleton then drew his
pi-lol and both began to tire. Fran-
ciscotired live shots Pendleton tlrwl
Knockel Down and Ilotitl.
Winston-Salem, N. C, ikzU
Jatm-s L. Marsliall, one of the coun
ty convict guards, was knocked
down and robbed north of Winston
last night. He lay ou the ground
alone aud uucousciou all night.
His assailant got a silver watch and
joo in money. Marshall's condition
is considered serious. He it at the
hospital. His skull is fractured. A
white named Sa.ni Marshall, is lu
jail charged with the crime.
The November number uf the Ke
view ol Kefiews marks the culmination
of the Presidential campaign of 1400.
iu various department "The Pro.
gress of the World," "Kecard of Cur
tent Kveoti," "cartoons and "Lead
ing Articles of the Month" summarize
the things worth remembering in con
nection with the political cnteaU of
the jear in the United States, Canada,
and Great Britain, while contributed
articles describe i a detail the campaign
methods employed in Chicago, iew
York and London, and the rudimenta
ry party organizations of Porto Kioo.
its editorial treatment of current poli
tics has given the Keview a unique dis
tinction amonf Auieriean utagazinea.
AMlfilCAMS MIUO ABU Blftt
.ogloa tu rrce.td Iron li.a. M
Ar.har at Manila, iafw uiauoa
. tpiMM t " . . ..
r wtiT men ol i'aipAtij II, iv
ty-taiiti olualtr ibfaalrj, and w
nee. ot Troop L.lo.rJ cavalry, at
tacktd the tuaurgabU near Narv imi
Luiiu, t,J tr. forced to retreat.
fur a dap rale tattle. Tt A-
vau loaa waa hwe tiiied, bine ttii
drd and four atating. Tne cavalry -
utD ioal twenty-aide Loraea Aaaokg
.be killed i r'.f.t Li.uUutnt o.
I Kcbig.r, t'mpany II Tauly
hud voluuu-er IntanUy.
Thedi.paUh i. a. follee.
w , ......
a.!.,..... . u. .
r ut 1. eutruaui ingt.
10 men Cuuhulv 11, Thirtr ih.id
rtgiojebl, Cuiwd M.aiaa lalanuy o4
uuitx'ii, rtct.d l..uusaut ra)
wu V . iio.di, iiir u Tfoop I.., Third
cara.rj, attaiaid ibautgata far
levu ID ilea caat of Nartirau, 1 looa
.Sur, pro vint l.utb. Dvlopd
auoag tM'Miiou occupied by 400 r.oV
ell l,""' tljloibwu utidar Olli iaabd
t'uate. Otei iov.
'jr 1- killed Firal Liulaait
Ueoigo I.. Fobtgit, lailM A. 1-it.d
Taud United titalea cavklry. Haaiu
el fcn wed, twebty-aioe horaet iaa
ing, tome anowa killed.
Ueo. Ijua Kbiger came ot a well
knowu aioiy tam.ly. tie u bora
Nt. 1&7G, in 0lraiu, where
ii gtaudfatar, Hj t ofge Lea
Kcbiger, who died u l&Vl was the
aruiy peyuaater for taaajr year.
CANADIAN STRIKERS FIGHT T ROOFS.
I brr IU-a la Ha? ( kara.
Wl W lli
A .Mon!rl -j ifcl Uti tliat over
fa Klin ll' A iiijikI.I aafM. rttlv tm
i ' mJ I -
a'th result ol a niilli-t l twn tl
iviili a day in th-ir pay. Th
ouipuny n-fur-l to dl w ith tho
union. The ntrikera preveuU-d tLo
ciijp.ny irom --hipping gr-od, an-l
held up l be colli paUy '- ial pile.
The local lii w-re a'erl-A.t.
Th conij-aiiy had to have mal or
niiut d iw n. v,iirte.uently a iutr
age wa-i r-eut to Moutn-al asking lor
military a-istaui. It arriveU at
Valley lield and counisteil of two
comiauis of th i Coy al r oh. Tha
embargo on thetx-al pile wa- prompt
At du-.k a big crowd, comp-il of
strikers aud th-ir i-ympthiz-r,
gathered, aud there wan vry vl
deuue of trouble. Aliwt b:S th
mob gathen.-d near tho Empire Mill
and begau throwing Btou--i through
the wtulows aud otheraisejiientroy
ing property. The troops charged
the ixiorj with fixed bayouetn, but
were driven back with eight of their
number wounded, two of them
i-eriously. The btrikent had tiftteu
injured, one fatally.
Trylax to Hurt a lM-aakarS.
The Boers mean boaineas not only
in war, bnt in every thing else they
undertake or do. A drunken man fell
asloep not long ago at a little tows
on Dolagoa Bay. A patrol eoming
along thought ne was dead, and a
oaruvl m that country follow straight
on the heels of death, he was speed
ily taken to Ue eemetery, where
mere are always a few open rraras.
Tne lowering into the grave aroused
the toper who made such a eommo
t.on tnat he waa released. He was
summoned to court and fined twen-.y-fi
re dollars for crbating a distus
banee at lanaxjd.
lr - A t lOwu, -a-l
xtloaM att - i fM
4ml I ul.. im a -j '--"' m m1
lUm w lparttat