Vol.. XUI No. 143.
HUX. w. r. CRAWFORD.
,pfii ffw ft NucoesH-.The New
;no .Money Issue Treated
full of Wit njid Ilnmor.
Hon. W T Crawford addressed
the people- last night at the court
house. He began expressing his
pleasure at the opportunity of meeU
jr the people of Cabarrus, then
hastened to the issues of the day.
jje Baid in a popular goyernment
like ours we are all the time govern-.
jcr and misgoverning ourselves.
We can't all be pleased, and in our
efforts to be pleased we sometimes
niake a wrong choice. He said he
rf.e here to talk Democracy from
the top to the bottom. The Demo
cratic principles contained the
greatest amouDt of good to all the
people. But as some will try again
the long forsaken road and get
aerated by it, so we leave the better
wbvs and try those long laid aside
Such was our return to the system
of electing our magistrates and
conu'y commissioners. He said
gome of the people concluded that
the county and State government
needed reform. It is easy to cry
down a thing till thoughtless people
will think it is wrong. His own
mountain people thought they were
not enjoying their full rightB. The
Democracy lost the control of the
State, and of course some reform W88
expected. So a change was made.
But change is not always reform.
Tney wanted the election of the
commissioners. They provided for
their election, but then provided
that if five citizens should say on
oath that the affairs 0f the county
w'?re not saf'c in tht hands of these
three commissioners, then a petition
signed by 200 citizens would make
it the duty of the circuit judge to
appoint two more commissioners
from the opposite party from the
three elected commissioners, making
a board of five, and all appropria
tions of money must be made at
and by the consent of four of the
beard. Thus this one commissioner
appointed by a judge who probably
knew nothing of the men in the
connty would hold the balance ot
power and force the elected com mis
sionera to terms to suit him. He
said he saw no reform in this. By
the method under Democratic rule
the magistrates voted on appropria
tions. Those magistrates were ap
pointed by the Legislature and the
Legislature was elected by the peo
ple. The old system he thought
much the better from this stand
point. The wouldbe reformers were op
posed tc appointing magistrates, but
appointed three from each township
the State, making about 3,400
tew magistrates, and they boasted
that they had appropriated $25,000
for bookB for these magistrates. He
thought many of them did not need
fcty books had no use for them.
j-it- asked where was the reform
that under Democratic
rule the State had the cheapest and
wi'jbt government it eycr en
1 V.u: negro did not need to
r .-t the highest benefits of
' - r.;;i,ent. It was the white
that gave the
' ools and asylums and that
Wien thf ninripr war rnkpn en
from tVio TpViifn raPA tn crivp
1K; - advantages.
t that svhile Democracy
gave him all these benefits it had
never promised the government.
We do not po into office by ( ff -ring
thp colored man office for his vote.
He referred forcibly to negro mag
istrates, judges and registrars swear
ing white men to obedience to the
constitution of the United States
and the State of North Carolina.
He declared with emphasis that this
is the white man's government
The speaker told of his challenge
to Senator Pritchard for a joint
canvass and the Senator's subter
fuge. Mr. Pritchard would only
divide time with a recognized candi
date for the United States Senate
when any one knows that the Dem
ocratic party nevei nominates a Sen
ator until the general assembly goes
into the election of a Senator.
He considers Senator Pritchard as
advocating the gold standard against
his own convictions and that he
would change to a free silver advo
cate on the fourth of next March.
He believes the election of Mr.
Bryan would insure the greatest
amount of good to the largest num
ber of citizens.
He believes the deposits of gold
in the trtasury to be a scheme and
that it will be drawn out after the
election, no matter who is elected.
In the course of his discussion on
silver he paid a compliment to Sen
ator Vance, which brought oat
deafening and prolonged applause.
He declared that if Mr. Bryan is
elected there wili be no more bonda
He did not like the McKinley
tariff law. Mr. McKinley nimseif
became bankrupt under it. The
speaker then told of Mr. McKin
ley's standing security for hundreds
of thousands when he was worth
only about twenty thousand, and of
the nobleness of Mrs. McKinley in
giving up the 75,000 of her own
money to help him, and that left
him with about $150,0(50 still to
pay. This he thought did not Took
much like a good business man and
worthy to be intrusted with our na
tional affairs. To make the matter
worse Mark Hanna has paid tip
those notes but holds them in his
own safe against Mr. McKinley and
expects to get the money out of
them if Mr. McKinley is elected.
Mr. Crawford dwelt largely on
the money question but of course
had to pursue paths not entirely
new to those who have kept pace
with the discussions of the subject
but his bristling wit, "thrilling hu
mor and unique sarcasm made the
speech not only good but probably
the most enjoyable one of the cam
paign and yet those of opposing
views could find little to be offended
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C0NC01U, K. C, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1896.
CRUSHED HIS SKULL.
A Tonus: Man Kicked By a Horse
While Attending- His Grand-Koitiers
Funeral and Serionsly Hurt.
Mr. Daniel Sides is the young son
of Mr. VV A Sides at Cannonville
and a grand son of Mrs. Leak Fisher,
whose death occured Sunday. T e
remains of Mrs. Fisher were con
veyed from this city to Bear Cm k
Reformed church in Stanly county
for interment. Mr. Sides accom
panied the remains of his grand
mother to tbeir last resting place,
and rode in the hack in which the
corpse lay. After tbe dead bodv
had been takeo from the hack
Mr. Sides was standing in the hack
holding the reins, when suddenly
the horses plunged forward, throw
ing him out. The young man fell
beneath the hack at the horses'
heels. One of the animals began
kicking and plunged one hind hoof
against the skull of the young man,
mashing the crown of his head in.
The young man was knocked un
conscious and remained in that
condition until this morning when
consciousness was restored. The
injuries received may prove fatal,
but at last reports he was improv
ing. Mr. Sides is about 20 years of age
and is highly thought of by those
who know him. He and his af
flicted people have the tenderest
sympathies of this whole community.
hen Baby was sick, we pave her Castort
JHien &h was a Child, the cried for Castorla
When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla.
VUen ghe had Clilldn sne pae them Castor.it
J F Hurley has the old reliable
Penn Mutual Fire Insurance Com
pany. They write ihe beet policj
on earth. The moat desirable at the
least cost. See the contract before
taking insurance also fire and acci
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Mr Will Freeze Dead.
Mr. Will Freeze, of Moores ville, a
notice of whose serious illness with
typhoid fever appeared in a recjnt
is3ue of The Standard, died at his
home in that place Sunday mom-
ins at 4 o'clock. Ho was a 8 Jn of
SILVER OR GOLD.
, Better than either is a healthy
liver. If the liver is O. K. the
man is O. K. His blood, is kept
pure, his digestion perfect, and he
can enjoy life and act intelligently
and patiently upon the questions
of the day. You all know what to
take. You have known it for years.
It is Simmoris Liver Regulator
j i inn ii 1 i
For years you and your fathers
have found it of sterling worth.
It is and always has been put up
only by J. H. Zeilin & Co. Take
none but the genuine. It has the
Red Z on the front of the wrapper,
and nothing else is the same, and
I nothing so good.
Mr. Joccb Freeze, of that place, and
r V 1 -ar n r i -r-, m
a uiuiuer io Mr. xu ten .Freeze, oi:
Mill Hill, this county, where a
number of other relativ es live. Mr.
Freeze was an esteemed citizen,
and we regret to note his Fad de
mise. The remains of Mr. Burt Boyd,
who was killed in Asheville Friday,
on the railroad, reaching Mooree
ville Saturday, and were interred
that day. Mr. Boyd and Mr. Freeze
When a little one 1
expected in the family how
lovingly the parents plan
together for its future well-
fare. They sometimes even forecast iti
education and career. Does this seem
too early to anticipate while the child is
yet unborn? It isn't. The child's des
tiny has already been partly mapped out
by Nature according to the disposition
and habits of the parents. The best plan
a mother can make for the future happi
ness of her unborn child is to maintain
her own cheerfulness and health while
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About the city a gang of hungry
thieves that practice their evil deeds
aiound the suburbs. Atthehomrof
Mr. Alfred Kluttz, on West Depot
street, some one prizpd open two
windows leading into the cooking
apartments, but didn't make a hauL
Before leawng, however, the bold
robber bursted open the milk box
and took all the milk.
Just below Mr. Kluttz's, cn Vak
ley stnet, the kitchen of a Mr. Sloop
a8 broken into and relieved of a
The burglaries have been reported
at police headquarters, and a watch
ful eye rests upon a suspicions ne
ro that Mr, Kluttz has spotted.
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will save money and trouble by purchas
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