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VOL. 1. NO. 23.
LINCOLNTON, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 189G.
SI. 00 A YEAR.
Chattel Mortgages for sale at
The Democrat office, neatly print
ed on good paper at 4tT cents per
Complete Recovery by the Use of
' Some years ago, an a result of too
close attention to business, my health
tailed. I became weak, nervous, wa
unable to look after my interests, and
manifested all the symptoms of a dv
cline. I took three bottles of Ayer'
Sarsaparilla, began to improve at once,
THEA. P. ASSOCIATION.
and gradually increased my weight from
one hundred and twenty -rive to two
huudred pounds. Since then, I and my
family have used this medicine when
needed, and we are all in the best of
health, a fact which we attribute to
Ayer's. Sarsaparilla. I believe my chil
dren would have been fatherless 'to-day
tad it Lot been for Ayer's Sarsaparilla,
of which preparation I cannot say too
much." II. O. Hinsox, Postmaster and
Planter, Kinard's, S. C.
i RECEIVING MEDAL AT WORLO'S FAIR.
AYER'S Pills Save Doctor's Bills.
LlNCOLNTON, N. C.
Know NothJnglsm In a Chronic
The A. P. A. haa for the past
few years been mere or leas of a
factor in municipal and State
elections, especially in the former,
and if there be any truth in the
reports of its growing strength, it
is becoming more so, and promises
to become a potent factor in na
tional politics. It professes to be
non-partisan, and is to the extent
that it does not nominate candi
dates for office, although it doubt
less manipulates and in as far as
it can make its power felt in con
ventions. Its strength lies in the
fact that it is a secret organiza
tion, works under cover, and casts
its vote solidly for the party and
candidates that are nearest in ac
cord with it. The Dart it has
taken in elections for the past few
years will ao far to account for
the revolution in some States
which were decidedly Democratic,
and for the capture by the Repub
licans of cities which have been
regarded as impregnably Demo
cratic. Heretofore it has co-oper
ated with the Republican party
and shown itself to be simply a
Republican annex. Essentially
it is the old Know Nothing party
resuscited, its main purpose being
opposition to foreigners and Cath
olics, 'although it claims that it is
not religiously prosoriptive and is
simply opposed to the recognition
of sectarianism bv municiDal.
State or Federal Government. In
connection with this it advocates
restriction of immigration and re
form of the laws regarding citizen
ship and the right of franchise. It
now claims, in connection with
other secret associations which are
in svmpathv with it. a votiue
TO SAVE THE STATE.
THE LATE SILVER BILU
the North State Hotel.
OfPis bin rrrf p-ssi nn sl sprvirA tn thp
people of Lincolnton and surrounding strength of 3,500,000, distributed,
vyuucrj. winuc icbiucuuc ucai tu according to the reoort made at
the "Supreme Council,' which
met at Rochester, N. Y., recently,
as follows :
best materials used, .trices reasonable. I Tllinma ftrift Hflft
a. . . , . . 1 ..............
-a.,! jjuo v-ao u CAtcv uj o uv-iai vuucu yj
Lincolnton, N. C.
All work guaranteed, nothing but Indiana
Office on Main Street
Attorney at Law,
Lincolnton, N. C.
Pacific coast 125,000
New England 500,000
Work intrusted to his care will be Southern and Southwestern
promptly auu utreiuuj aiieuueu to.
. Office on Main Street.
Attorney at Law,
Lincolnton, N. C.
Practices in all of the State and Fed
eral Courts. Prompt attention given
to all bnsiness.
Office in Njrth State Hotel.
Attorney at Law,
Lincolnton, N. C.
Practices in the Courts of Lincoln,
Mecklenburg. Gaston 'Catawba, Cleve
land. Rutherford, Polk, and in the
Supreme and Federal Courts.
Offloe in orth State Hotel.
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Other States. 500,000
These are solemnly pledged to
vote for no party or man, from
President down, who will not sub
scribe to and stand by the declar
ations and demands of the A. P. A.
Our opinion is that these figures
are exaggerated, but still, allow
ing for exaggeration, there is
enough in them to show that this
and kindred secret associations
are becoming potent factors in
our politics. Wilmington Star.
The Crime of 1857."
In 1857 an act wag passed abso
lutely demonetizing the foreign
silver dollar we had the only
Dr. A. W. Alexander will be at H1011" 01 our Iainere- ne
his office at Lincolnton, June, Au- 21st of February of that year Con-
gust, October, December. Febrn- Kr88 enacted "that all former acts
arv. and. ADiil. Will be in Mt. atnonzingine currency oi xoreign
Holly, July, September, November, go1 or silver coins and declaring
Jannarv March and Mav. 6Bme a ie8ai ienaer 1Q PYm
J J J " , 1 , 1 1 1 J H
Patronage solicited. Terms cash aeDis are nereoy repeaieu.
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and moderate. AUU8 WttB F"u
I nH nrnniip.flllv Ann cnmnlftTAl v
what has been since called "the
crime of 1873.' The act of 1873
was only an epitaph which marked
Who wasitlaid im
. . , I j :i : i J it
Jeweler's line done with neatness ana pious ana sacme'" vue
H?a., nivi, mp a rail. 11-15-95-iy "dollars of our fathers?" Our
fathers themselves did the deed!
-wr w GOODS And in 1853 and in 1857 there wa8
no uprising oi tne poor, no nour-
T kvfi thP Urest stock of New pshing of pitch forks, no threat of
Musical Insrumentb thst has ev- dynamite and anarchy. Even the
er been in North Carolina, sucn I exigencies ot politics and of parties
as Autoharps, Accordians, '"AJJ" could made no occaiion for a tear.
pollns, uuitars, oAuua, v uo, evn for Droteat. The farmer
and Roller Organs, ana any
fcWWtW, is keDt in a-tirst ubvci u.oi uu ui, .a.c,
class Music otore. rrices lower uever wuuuulib wii wnunmci
than ever. Orders by mail have rier heart. From Henry G. Tur-
promt attention. Addess ner's Recent Speech.
W. L. Lowe, Newton, N. O
Democrats Scheme to Re-cap
ture North Carolina.
Wasuixoton, Feb. 22 (Special)
The conference- to save the
State" warheld last night accord
ing to advices duly wired the Newi
and Observer. There were present
Ed. Chambers Smith, It. H. Pee
bles, W. A. Guthrie, Congressman
Shuford, Senator Butler, and Dr.
Capt. Peebles told me this morn
ing that it was high time that
something was being don, and
Ed. ChamWrs Smith said if any
body could propose anything bet
ter than this new fusion, let him
do it, or forever hold his peace.
The interesting rumor now de
velops that it was at Butler's in
vitation that these gentlemen as
sembled here. Butler having cut
loose so radically from all gold
men, and Mott not being able to
deliver the Republicans, the old
fusion with the gold bugs seemed
to be taking the shape of an im
possibility, so that something had
to be done. Thus Mr. Uutler pick
ed out Mr. Smith as the patriot
who would be willing to meet him
Capt. Peebles said the utmost
hfrmony prevailed at the raeetiug,
but was uuwilliug tn tell the de
tails ol the plan mapped out. From
another trustworthy source, how
ever, 1 am informed that, by the
agreement involved in it, if not en
tirely reached in the conference, the
Democrats are to have the Govern
or, the Secretary of the State and
the Attorney General ; the Popi
lists keepiug Worth as Treasurer,
and getting the next Senator; the
egislature to be divided out to the
Democrats aud Populists in pro
portion to their representative
Today's Washington Post, under
a -display head, says:
''There is a movement uu foot
among leading Democrats of North
Carolina which, if carried to a
successful consummation, will
mightily affect the political desti
nies of that State aud completely
revolutionize existing conditions.
The plan, in brief, is to break up
and destrov the present alliance
between the Republicans and Pop
ulists that took away in 1S94 the
political supremacy which the
Democrats had enjoyed for nearly
a quarter of a century. The plau
projected now is to bring back the
Populists into the Democratic
camp, and to receive them, not ex
actly on the basis of a returned
prodigal sou, but on an equality,
as brethren unite after a neriod of
''The common meeting ground
is to be silver free and uulimited
coinage of tho white metal at the
ratio of 16 to 1, with the further
understanding that Anglo-Saxon
supremacy is necessary and must
be preserved in the old North State.
W. E. Christian, in News and
Populist Moaauro-H a rr y
Sklnnor Says So.
We quote from the Congreiioii.
at Record of February 15, liJ:
In asking recognition of th
Chair and attention from mem-
L?r of comment upon tht con-1 reaj
uiuoiis, l am not ashamed to lie
classified as a PopulUt and to
fcmphafciie the fact that I support
the senate substitute a a dutiuct
Populisttc measure, oue that the
country would have had predated
in this shape except for the pres
ence of the Populist balance of
power in the Senate. It cannot
otherwise be Intalligwitly and con
sistently considered, sine both
the Democratic and Republican
partie are committal by practice
and policy to the single gold aUiul
ard, and thv Populist alone of the
political organizations xtent
stands openlv. boldly, and d-
Tho Hickory Mercury learns frooi
rejKuta frrnn all parts of th nation
tint Ilia silver mm in all part'rs
aro getting togtlbor! This tilrer
campaign wa am having has more
"wind in it to th squar inch
than any campaign htY ever
The Mercury of this wek prints
extracts from Congressman Hhu
ford'a sichM. Hot Shu ford made
no stMXch and tho Mercury knows
it. Ho was allowed to print some
"remarks.' As long as Mr. Shu
ford only makes ''remarks' we are
wilhug for the Mercurr to drivo
on. Hut we draw the line at
The Hickory Mercury of Isst
wek ssys that Mestr. W. A. Ml
of Hickory and J. C. Unney of
Atexauder county addreMtd the
Hickory AUUiice last Katurdsr
out week. V1I all we have U
claratively for the fre-i coinage of "V " lh1 Dmocru S1 in 1
silver at the ratio of U to 1."
Now, let thq 111 to I mourners
prove what Skinner, says is not
tru. Unless it can be done,
adviie thot Democrats who are
migniy careiui wnote company
thoy Veep these data.
The Morcury says its ill a he
about tb Putlonlfcla meeting up at
Nawtou and dividiujc up the spoils
promising fre silver by the Dm- of Catawba for thia year. Well,
i cratic pwfty to go a little slow. knew when the Enterprise told
We have always thought the 10 to tk meeting that the Mercury
1 business was PopulUt doctrine, ould dsny it, u we had a notion
Stray Shota at Populism.
The Mercury aaya:
If lb populisU ar cranks Ue
cau of their advuracy of the lr
coiuige of ailver, then Itm SnaLr
of the lmtd Sutea ia rcra(d
wo hare thoorht ao for
quite a while. We are gla4 to know
yoa aro getting light alowly! U
tns there ar 45 of them there.
It's rctortrd that bufe4
are only elln.j; fir irocn two to
five dollara each ia MiaaourL
Thafa the "tidal wave of prutptri
ty, promise by Mr. Cleveland's
We under why that ia happen
ing ouly in Missouri. Bat yoo know
that is too thin! (Jet up totne
Kvery indication showg t t t la
a few years, the goldbus ct all
ptrtuawill unite agtitt tte sil
verit A dmiratof ome prom
inence said the othtr dav, Le hoped
or Ulieved thay would It ia
coming. Hy w mav ic,k
Ir it. God nd the day Marcu-
That wruuld be Mco -arati. n for
the attainment of graat principles."
Io not $o tsck on your own dt
trine. Take your mtJuit. if it
doet come to thst !
and now Colonel Skinner savs
is actually the ce Ed.)
Intended to Deceive.
The Democratic itat executive
to deny it ourselves in advance,
but we didn't. We with now we
had done ao, and laved this space.
Dr. Tyra York.it is said, will be
a candidate for Congress in the Sth
n t .
uvuiiuiiieeo! . ujijumy oi Miitrict tbil vaar. and will rau a.
which ia for frea ailvar, bta ordered .n lud-rv-n.i.m
primary elections with the pro- u. ... , .. . . .
, . . . . W e have uot mautionsd the fact
fessed object of ascertaining the il.... ...
views of tba party upou the sliver 1 1 , . . .
' , . baraa was too drunk to Tote on the
question aim in connection tnare-
with baa played what it doubtless
thinks is a very smart trick. A
sound money member nmDOsed
that the issue, be submitted as for
or against the free aud unlimited
coinage of silver at 16 to 1 ; but no.
He was over-ruled and the ballots
were ordered to read, 4For Bi-Met-allism"
or "Against Bi-Metalhsm
and for the Single Gold Standard.'
The game is, of course, to count all
those who vote for bi-metallism as
for the free and unlimited coinago
of silver. Now all people who
know anything at all know, and
the most of them are ready to ad
mit, that free, unlimited and inde
pendent coinago of silver does not
ailver bill lately befcre the House,
until the Populist Pr-ss had time
to deny the report if it was not
true. Now, that thay do not dsny
it, we consider it no harm to pub.
hsh the fact. Mr. Howard la a
Populist and wrote a book, 'If
Christ Came to Congress." The
Mercury might do some mUiiou
ary work with its moral re
ligious' sheet if it could catch the
ear ot Mr. Howard.
Rev. R. H. W. Leak and James
U. Youug, two negro politicians of
Raleigh aud newspaper editors are
having war" in their papers over
J. Logan Harris saya that six
mean bi-metAlliimut all hntmaan a Tean ago there were 10UU White
the driving of all gold out ct the Republicans in Wake county out-
country or into hiding and the
V.i. j .t . .
htia teem to have aome Ufedia
in the Senate. This ia because the
old lips Dsmocracy hss -ru
smashed tu tth lht
What must sensible epU thi&k
'four man, Pritrhard acd Uu'Itr.
when the Caucasian can cnlv say
for them that tbey seta to have
some standlnc in the Heiete?
Whan Vance and Ranem ware
there.thsre wee no Veemlug"etout
it! Aud the Caucasian used to
depose to that efTect, ti i mistake
Reform comes slow lr. but surely
Tbey never go backward. Slow
progrese ts discoursing to some.
but let no one fall by the wayside
on that account. The seed have
Uen sown, the harvest will U all
the haavisr on account cf the lalt
Oiis of it Progressive Parmer.
ery slow, indeed ! For exam
ple, the sab-Treasury aud $U). par
capita setm to have teen on the
road for some time. New has uom
reached us that they have talleo
br the way sid.f aLd have been
left to die. Are yea cct a little
bit frighteoed about the 16 to 1
bueioeisl Dido'i the Farmer hae
tho otherthey may aa welt n
back lotheoIdiranira -CaucAsUa.
Hut it wis one cf ticld ptp"
and a tew Pops that set np tie Ed
itor of the Caucasian ia ttuine
Talk on! Hot e if yrj doa't go
lack aa aoon as the "fodder rt U
short. Some rop!e do ahoer Hair
graUtode 10 the pooost kiod Urn,
Kroca Aurora Utu, Prr.graaaive
A grt many who thesgbt fr&r
yearaagothei 1 wta a crauk, axe
beginnii.g tolearo that I was la
advance of them. Oo- ut tha
said U me Utt Saturday. -yM
kiow I am ro pep, but Ustiar'a
eeh tat any I t ar fed.
Well, what dn you teppae that
maole any wey Iwi't ts Ibk
he would make a lint elate Pop I
U e 9 bo c Id pruuvuuee him 10 "ad
tCwct eoma ietxra!e we ktiw
tot all however !
The Ponltentler y.
HreiUt the ihUical Ee-
crdar d P.eUigh haa tsi u; ab.t
the mebai(mfit 4 thu u.sttls
t.t artittct.dtta Lit, 4 the
State'e pt ia4( u tw te rvcgratu
lated He baa Cotut r.ifaf kJt.
Iu. the puiUMniT )'fVb!m itxu
aty t.thar tuati. it he bee tl act
uallv d.e It. Nvl tnaoy fJ
a no the )t4itet4tiary rat tie Je
p'e not Uaa ttab IsU.U Mai.wwaJij.
I-at jtar it fai iUlf. Clj
tiuite have tt chat.ged, axctt aa
the Supef U4tetde.ul Las c ri
hatu The faimtug plat lea
ct The State has da a erAt
work alot.g the Huauuke, reieejs-
H.g the b grwuude a:4 checking
the nvar. The other farms Lave
This prwbUm it tot pe'lu.r ta
North Carolina Nearlv ttirt
State La.a It I" aeltle. Oar Sute
Las the advantage pseeierd by
but few others, of kviL,r lads
adapted to agnc.hurv. a4 crimi
nals brd to the u;l. su jtiiy &e-grt-ee.
(This is Dtsuocratic ' txiitu
gat.ee ai.d the F.tcuxdtr com
ments are referred to thus h j
said t& 1 r 4 that tit Dtm&ts
of NortL Carolina wtr "extrara
placing of this country on a basis
of silver mono-motallism. The
merit in Judge Clark's recent letter
is that he makes no concealment of
ue ! w,eiKu voBtaip. ana icai thtl reltr io when it said
now there are not more than 100. lhe tbcTe? Wc do ihluk ,bt v
. L U I . i . 1 I
ioc jropuueie uavng capiurwi me 0litta are very alow about gt vie g
white Rada down there. Ci lh( -rsforms' they have prom-
Mcairs. M. L Reed and Locke
iied. Still we can take cemfert
the fact that thia ia what he ia try-1 Craige, of Asbeville, have issued I at the assurance that they are cn
ingtodo. Mexico, with its $5 per au 'address to the people 00 the the way. But th- failure to see
capita of circulation, is so much subject ot "Silver the Issue." It
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
Watche9 repaired. Anything in the an old grave.
There are more unreasonable
theories than that of Republican
ex-State Chairman Eaves that Sen
ator Butler is preparing tn make
his way back lo the Democratic
party and put himself at the head
of it in North Carolina. If the
plan on foot to commit the Demo
cratic party of this State to free
coinage independently of all other
considerations, succeeds, and if a
fusion of it with the silver forces
of all other parties is effected, Mr.
Butler will be the natural com
mander of the outfit and thence
into the so-called Democratic party
will be but a step for him. Char
In view of the Washington con
ference of last week, the above
seems to have been almost a proph
ecy. It was said before the con
ference was held.
Subscribe for-the Democrat.
more prosperous than th Lotted
States with their $23, that he wants
us to come to the Mexican basis of
silver mono metallism and does
not seek to throw dust in the eyes
the tub-Treasury and the J'O per
cau.a having in eiht has damp
ened our ardor!
The good uewa from Alliance
source a still comes from all ecc-
tioua cf the State. The memter-
ahip itself can t kill the Alliance
o dead that it wti) cot com again,
lor ite principles are imperishable.
The aub-Trcaiury principle"
does not sm to have had the im-
we mistake not. Reed used to be
long to the Alliance and did some
letter writing lack in the days
when 'Alliance Democrats" were
numerous Mr. Crete, we hear, is
of his readers by any fino talk about I no Asbeville lawyer who tri yd to
bi-metallum. There is uo bi-met- be a Collector of the esurn Dis-
allism in Mexico and he knows it, trict. Tho addtess abuses Cleve-
and knows that everybody elso I Uod and the eold bugs and favors
knows it. The only practical b'- instructing our dUgats to the
metallista in this country are the I Chicago Convention to withdraw
sound uioneymeu, who want to re- from that body should it declare rxnehahle" qutlity. Achdles like,
tain gold as our standard of value I for the gold standard. 1 hef e same I tne df maude" of Our Noble Or-
as all other civilixed countries have gentlemen also assert that the 16 ar to Lave ha-3 one vuluera-
it, and who want to retain ailver as I to 1 business haa always been a I ule part, and. now that it has Lain
a circulating medium to the larg- fundamental principle of the Dam- cut off, we auppose the remaining
est extent which it ispoMiMe to ocratic party. But it naver haa parts art "imperishable." You
use it and at the same time preserve I been in a Democratic platform? Mcant kill the Alliance I" Ob.no!
m m I miL a a mm
tint the struggle it ta now maxi&g
to revive detuoct eats is signifi
cant. If the parte du die. who not
the whole suffer a like fate?
the equality of its value along! Why? Why?
with that ot gold. A proposition, I Dr. J. J. Mott has issued, aa
therefore aubmit two sets of bal-1 Chairman of the Executive Co no
lo ta to a people, reading aa those I mittee of the Silver Party, au ad-
submitted to the Texas Democracy dress to the people of the country,
ao, js vuu ujBuuciwiiiuij 01 m ur-1 m WDCn 09 cans on tnem to aid 1 pe0pie'g pety was formed to fuse
liberate purpose to root somebody. 1 xi D8W party to restore silver to I with another party for the aake of
These people who think that the
Col. A. K. McClure, editor of
the Philadelphia Times, is to visit
North Carolina soon. He will be
the truest of Governor Carr on
Rev. Dr. Baylus Cade, who used
to edit the Caucasian, haa been
appointed chaplain of a Federal
penitentiary in Kansas.- Attorney
General Harmon made the ap
pointment- .He is a Populist.
The Friday edition of the Statee-
ville Landmark haa been enlarged
a. . . . at- v t a a a
lU "'Constitutional' place as a I giving tnem osics, win please get
money metal. The Doctor calla off the earth. Caucasian,
this question a ociar one and w wonder how such a report
savs he has renounced partv ties I ou on va folks anyway I
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to carry on the great work ot giy- uo matter wnat you were made
ine the country a Uste of 16 to 1.1 or, you have -fused" with the Re-
He and Butler are now one. they publicans and put thsm in office.
I Aa tr rattinp -nt tha aarth fKat
is asking too much until you own
The Enterprise aaya Newton bee mor Uad Ujta l P011
. m ll. I r I
to seven columns. 1 ne i-auamarx 1 two more lawyers, aiesars, j. a-. 1 T( it u an o2ce rTalllnr rame
is a paper after our liking. We I Graham and W. B. Gaither. Mr. I we have to play, the people may as
congratulate Editor Clark. I Gaither u Postmaster at Newton. I well hare one sit cf scamps la as
The lake of Uramia, iz. PeJ,
c.r.tal&s tr.ure ealt tLan ay tiler
body of waur m tie w&rli. Oa
aLalyeis the water haa fUid
to contain eveuaule salt thau the
Dead sa. wh;ch bdis twenty jc
r cent., wr e:ht tists as m.ch
aa the ocean.
The average htlght .! six ia
the United Static is 2 feet 2Ct?
ir.chte; iu Ecgla&d, feet 9
lichee ; in K tat.ee, $ fret 4 l&ches:
iu Belgium. I feet C inches
The arra cf the Er.Uth cwiJas
is t.OJWJ nnxtm olti, that uS
the French Z.OJJ.OJJ. cf the Ditch
CJ.tSJ3 cf the Pcrugae 'JjC,WX)9
cf the SatiUh lm0,UJJ, c! the
German vV.UU. at.4 cf the Dalah
It ts said that fovda atcred U. aa
atmosphere cf cxit-is-xzil gaa
are preeerved lids nUlv. the
fmhueis a&d avur beu, g retailed
better thau by the uae wf ice.
Hu&gar, aaya Carroll D. Wnghi.
has cauaed mere maa to cmm:t
petty crimes than a&ythi&g else.
Of aix tbosfcst.d m&e huxdrcd aid
fltty-e:ght homicades m It I J, fire
thousand u'mw hundred had La
The pKi-mdmj uad in h:g aTuz.a is
quewr looking atuS. Each graia
is a hezaguual prism, anich wiie
acd two-thirds cf aa iaeh thick,
with a hole bored thro.gh the
middle of it. In appearance it re
sembles nothing ao much as a
piece cf wood. If you ttich a
match to it, it will take seven cr
eight aa neon da to gj off.
M. Frsmcni has proved by ex
periment that water kept fcr
twenty miautea at 170 dtreea
Fahrenheit loses all the deleter
ious germs it may have ceniaiiei
without being deprived cf :ta jra
ea or precipitating the salts c;s
tained ia it, and th Z&tvt is