Vol.. XII L No. 172.
CONCOUN, N. C.( MpN DAT, NOVEMBER 9 1896.
BKYAN MAKES A STATEMENT
ji Came Xcnr Winning' a Victory as
(1 Was II IB as-IN' ot Keen VanqnlslicI
y.nt Mmply Overcome Tlie Work of
llio Democrats. Populists ami Nilvcr
Committees CoinniciHied-Mr. Hryan
lliuis. ii Feels. So Personal Jisap
,H)iiilmeiit"CalI the Koll for tlie
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 5. Wm. J
Bryan today gave the following
statement to the public:
"No cause ever had supporters
more brave, earnest, and devoted
than those who have espoused the
cause of bi-metallism. They have
fought from conviction and have
fought with all the zeal which con
viction inspires. Events will prove
whether they are right or wrong.
Having done their duty as, they saw
it, they have nothing to regret.
The Republican candidate has been
heralded as the advance agent of
prosperity. If his policy brings real
prosperity to the American people,
those who opposed him will share in
that prosperity. If, on the other
hand, hia policies prove an injury
to the people generally, those of his
supporters who do not belong to the
office-holding class, or to the privi
leged classes, will suffer in common
with those who opposed him. The
friends of bi-metallism have not
been vanquished ; they have simply
been overcome. They believe that
the gold standard is a conspiracy of
the money-changers against the
welfare of the human race, and un
til convinced of their error, they
will continue the welfare against it.
The contest has been waged this
vear under great embarrassments
and against great odds. The money
question has been the paramount
l33iie. The Republican convention
held out the delusive hope of inter
national bimetallism, while the
Republican leaders labored secretly
for gold mono-metallism. Gold
standard Democrats have publicly
adyocated the election of the Indian
apoli3 ticket, while they labored
secretly for the election of the Re
publican ticket. The trusts and
corporatians haye tried to excite a
fear of lawlessness, while they them
selves have been defying the law,
and American financiers have
blasted that they were the custo
dians of national honor, while they
were secretly bartering away the
uation's financial independence.
But in spite of the efforts of the
administration and its supporters, in
spite of the threats of the money
loaners at home and abroad, in spite
of the coercions practiced by corpo
rations, and in spite of the influence
of a hostile daily press, bi-metallism
has almost triumphed in its first
?reat fight. The loss of a few
Statea, and that, too, by a very small
plurality, has defeated bi-metallism
for the present, but bi-metallism
emerges from the contest stronger
than it was four months ago.
I desire to commend the work of
the three national committees which
haye joined in the management of
this campaign. Co-operation be
tween the members of distinct po
litical organizations is always diffi
cult, but it has ben less so this year
thau U3ual. Interest in a common
oause of great importance has re
duced friction to a minimum. I
hereby express my personal grati
tude to the individual members, as
ell as the executive officers of the
national committee of the Demo
cratic Populist and Silver paitiesj
for their efficient, untiring and un
selfish labors. They have laid the
foundation of future success, and
will be remembered as pioneers when
victory is at last secured.
"No personal or political friend
need grieve because of ray defeat.
My ambition has been to secure im
mediate legislation rather than to
enjoy the honors or office, and '
therefore, defeat brings me no feel
ing of personal loss. Speaking for
the wife who has shared my labors
as well as for myself, I desire to say
that we have been amply repaid for
all that we have done. In the love
of millions of our fellowcicizens,
so kindly expressed, wo find ful
compensation for whatever efforts we
have put forth. Our hearts have
been touched by the devotion of
friends, and our lives shah prove
our appreciation of the affection of
the plain people, an affection which
we prize as the richest reward which
this campaign has brought.
In the face of an enemy rejoicing;
in its victory let the roll be called
for the next engagement and urge
all friends of bi-metallism to renew
their allegiance to the cause. If we
are right, as I believe we are, we
shall yet triumph. Until convinced
of their error let all adyocates of bis
metallism continue the work. Let
all silver clubs retain their organi
zation, hold regular meetings and
circulate literature. Our opponents
have succeeded in this campaign and
must low put their theories to the
test. Instead of talking mystsns
onsly about 'sound money' and an
'honest dollar,' they must now ad
vocate and defend a financial sys
tem. Every step taken by them
should be publicly considered by the
Our cause has prospered most
where the money question has been
longest diecussed among the people.
During the next four years it will
be studied all over this nation even
more than it has been studied in the
The year 1900 is not far away.
Before that year arrives internation
al bi-metallism will cease to de
ceive; before that year arrives those
who have called themselves gold
standard Democrats will become bi
metallists and be with us cr they
will become Republicans and be
opeu enemies; before that year ar
rives, trusts will have convinced
sti 1 1 more people that the trust ia a
menace to private welfare and to
public safety; before that year ar
rives the evil effects of a gold stand
ard will be even more eyident than
they are now and the pople then
rady to demand an American finan
cial policy for the American people
will join with us in the immediate
restoration of the free and unlimited
coinage of gold and silver at the
present legal ratio of 16 to 1, with
out waiting for the aid or consent of
any other nation.
Signed William J. Bryant.
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AN UNEXPECTED WEDDING.
A Family Itcnulon A Sumptuous
Supper at the Homo of tlie Groom's
Fa tli or.
On Sunday morning, November
8th, at the home of the bride, Mr.
JohnWPropst and Miss Ada L
Barringer were united in marrie by
Rev. 0 C Lyerly.
Mr. Propat was in the stage of
bachelorhood and was nearing the
point when men consider marriage a
failure, but having met his destiny
in the home of Mr. D Luther Bar
ringer, he wisely reconsidered his
course and yielded to the charms of
her whom we hope will bring new
charms to the pathway of life for
The loving pair did not herald
the consummation cf their union
but were quietly married, and the
sroom brought his loyely bride to
the home of his father, Capt. Wil
liam Propet, where he met his sis
ter, Mrs. 0 W Trice and two chil
dren, of Lexington, and his brother,
Mr. Henry L Propst and family, of
Durham, and Mr. Jno. R Patterson
and family in a glad family re
union. The editor and his wife had the
honor of a place in the happy circle
and at the board of a most sumptu.
ou8 supper on Sunday evening.
Our most hearty congratulations
are extended to the two so happy in
each other's affections, and our very
best wishes are for a long, joyous,
and beneficent realization of their
brightest hopes in life.
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Saturday's Fox Onnt.
A number of young gentlemen
and ladies were out for a fox chase
Saturday afternoon. They succeed
ed in jumping one of the sly red fel
lows near Cook town, about four
miles above the city and had quite
a lively run. The ladies grew tired,
however, before capturing the fox
and gave up the chase. Three rab
bits were caught during the hunt.
The hunt was given complimentary
to Mies Calaway and among the
company were herself, Miss Rose
Harris, Miss Elizabeth Gibson,
Professors Holland Thompson and
R L Keesler and Mr. H S Puryear.
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Rev. W M Shaw, Dr. J S Lafferty
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