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YOLHIKI. NUMBER 14.
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1892.
PRICE 2.00 A YEAR.
THE EDITOR'S DESK.
Hum r l- r..n:urtg ou a platform that
Ifr.i:!. v.-ry mar; who cannot read
.. r..- It e a ?i heme to take aay
;' u r J r .f Gideon's Rand will
;... ,L- t rty. The hnest men, who
p; r th.'V lute ltn deit'lvcd.
l!f !l'k Xiondr Hlll.
Wfifm Lums to he in fvor of the
I ..:() . . ( !.. IU platform advoeates
: i-.ir.i!un l!!. whkh prevent av-
rr. i--r.zi man from toting.
T ir men in Ihe I pie's party are
'M.ir; ho k t- the IVrauiratie Iarty.
K ih!...n d y t.e.irly all, except mem-
r of f i'!tn'.t Rand, will I Km kin
v r.ir .
I !. lettrof acceptance of the Re-t-.':.
at t- 'tiiKr.n fr Yie-I"iident,
'.. i trrt.w Rru .y: "Should the A Oitr-
-i. I i Imiw the Republiean candi
Ik:. ti.; )iar the pr-ent tan!Y will
r.n.l . Kir man nuo and thill
a fax f $12 annually thronjb the
tr.T U Tir'f.rv rtrnr man who
.f, f.r II iRXN ttirv tiy sats; "I dj
f A;t.i til taniT rlart-tL" Everyman
".-. r-y fir IIRRlo by
I ! -n't ran anything aU:l tan;T tat. j
;5 -ro .!!:) t k-ep on aying ray
.1 kr " I !! war to reduce
.? tj i ! ! I liiiLixD and rr-
tii n ji:it ir all, W j j
Ku KH and l"tisn Ijeagie were
.iirS. fut f4 hd know of their
H it Gi!'m" barvl. run bv S.
r than cttt-r r4 tu in'uuous i- F
f ...ii l-nkiw cwmber are reouir-1
- h . . . I
-.i. ,H,j o.. ,.,1-fA y or I
r .this rrUr ofi TJIKl
r::y t: f thk smikt
1 1 1
i'KVA i:T IGNtlRAT
tnting of the j
prevail In New i
lit VI "IRAI.I AN HA LU T W I U.
-K:vM HiK A CIN5IDEILIILE
: V I5KII i'KIS NS WHO CANNOT
r S t.lif To t'NDKRsTAND IT,
U . ta and th. Gtdromte party in j -p.,. rnrmu(.rril agent with all his pro-.t-.r
-i atUtf.Tnd.lreinfavorof ji inotwnce, d. not care to be
, : jrrrtl Aa-tralksn ballot Uw.. ..pu in the bT unansworaMs du-
l HE REFORMER t
Vtf in, U n Informer.
tM agint a pnistin
. r..l -n-t m r.r-Mit u n to with-1
t .. . ,.,
. , . .
-t-i atat an untune tax propo-1
. !! t vit- agninst th in
' frn.T w l:m he wa ittCon
u t ..n.t fanrn'r ut ctm&Ience
r--r.:.- he now makes f
r ii. in the lijrht of duty to
Till: EGROIX R EPt'UIATED IT.
' . - ' dare.
I ' IN. I-pub!i.-aa win this time in.
.if.- nd Nation in few year you
; ui,; to murrv white white women.
f v ra dm in
and sit in white
j ur',..rs as th'.r 'jnals." That is
i . ti wlut Mr. neTltlekloro. I-i-
i -:.vnn rar.dfUte fr rWttr-at-hrg
I r.- in tlcart house to the ne
.r . U-t l'idy. with a detilUh daring
f tj. 'fix l.nditev. that wa more than
; I ;:.-. IV it aid ! their everUsting
-.Vt. .. h x .titini'nt fiud rj eeho
:. t, art f any n-grn 'reent.
1ItH III TI.KK IU IT I P.
I ,sf,.r ha it n rrlUMe authority
' Wi&;. I'.i TLX II rrvently wrre to
r.i If.MrM. if Cn.!ow ermr.ty,
t i t j,rl randll fr the State ?xn--.
. t th- j.dit.lil.iy t f taking down
. Ii, ;ri party St tte tickit. IltTLER
. - -! that it shouVl !' ihoe. as there
..--. .Lin.-v-r if the Th:rd ariy tnkct re-
t -.1 r: tli L. thul tlrf lUvEslkket
I tie Mate cvme under
. ruN ,!thh it i said that
rri..Mr. will . te I he Imotratic State
li.l.-t. ! . ..j taking down the Tl.lrd
art ti' k-t.
iTt ii the rxn hit.
ri Ivn.rAte National C.vmmitlee
,. . -. i !. able to tuke -SrU-rtoral Votes
j froca lUs!-' an.1 g:e lhtn to
W i na ir th far West. Th T nr that
,t. iii I u rut rouhl nt ho t
n-r- tlmn two of these States, but
' tl. lvfn.rr't4.:i.llyforYEJit
tfi. two irti have enough
win th iWim Tliey Iiave,
. withdrawn the Icmecratc
tiln in ten Slates in the far
I . :.t evt.tt to take okw
i Hats Thugh not endorsing
... lu. y I lUt it would I a pch-
i foe II aaio to be re-elected.
t. . u (.rtrthU plan will aecom
'i ti,- r-ati . even if IUdkraJ money
i A hm i irotal Slate. The vote's
..! .. ! rarn-! by thi cambiaa-
I t to"lt
t ... ..-.uI.'V .. 4
V ..r.ii.u. . . .3
N- U. 3
v - 'Mt;;. . 3
It, o. .... 3
. . 10
Minr.es.v, ... 8
Nebraska, .... B
North iMiota, 3
South Dakota, 4
Wahiogton, .. 4
U iirm ir . tmi mri
for office (after he had left the Kcpubli
can party) he could tell
the IHdkx rats- Xoir be
thej are against Financial Reform.
Then in 18T he bore testimony to the
truth. We quote:
I found the Iemoeratic f-arty which
had so vigorously fought in the pant, un
der the leadership of the gallant gentle
man from Missouri (Mr. Kland) and oth
er leading in the good work of the re
monetixatioa of silver and they passed a
bill through the House for its full and
free reinstatement. I fouud the Demo
rraey bitterly opposed to the destruction
of the greenback currency and iU w icked
conversion into interest-bearing debt, and
early in the writer of 1878 they passed a
bill through this House which put a stop
to this destruction.
This is full and complete answer to the
fabe charge made that the Democratic
party is not in favor of Financial Reform.
Mr. Weaver thus convicts himself, by
his own wrdj, of misrepresentation
when he says that the Democratic party
is responsible for the bad legislation of
which we complain.
Mr. WiATtR thus says in effect to every
Gideonite, who rejeats his own false
statements. "You are doing the Demo
cracy great injustice. When I entered
Congress I found the Democratic party
the real Financial Reformers.
In the face of Gen. W later' own
Matemcnt lfr hi wxnteil oW, what
hontst rn n can now beliove him or his
THE TRICES or ci-otiii:.
A o-rn -jndett of the New York
"' rei-rt, on the authority of jr-
. M I . . A v.. . . V I rn. . W Ml4 . ffmvu
WEAVER'S OW?f STATEMENT.
.uMwifniM ". unnwiio mc laiiu oi jiHtuxi ami jai ks
toU heavy :!ent vote cast in lhes
ter next month; and t: n anis given
for this judiTTuent nmt commend them-
RueiH-ter chief industry
u lU nnuftun, of
men a clothing.
hi h i aralil thn.ucliout the eriuntrr lv
commervial traveller. All these gentle-
mrfl h.e Kul on itorT to toll-a tale of
junhersal c,mi4aint from their mtm-! ,,M f"I,ovinJf nttu-W from the Augusta
'er aginst the rise in price. One ofj"'" -VfMjr. how false
,.r .k t,-
"WW are sirk of l.eing abusl because. , k u n (;r,A,.r l l(.Vv.,a,.,, in Hiargii.g
we tae to charge our customers morej,, t vx VnuWul n.f;lM,i , h t his
money. Not only that but we are sell- fc mC.t Uini k. J);nU in
mg them cheajr g-jods for more money. . tlIlV,.i!n. 1(f f ... m. .....
They ask u why it is. and wesaytheyi
must he mistaken; that we are charging
tl same. Put when thev take down
I the bill file and put us in the lie, what
f can we say I"
mentary evidence. Thus the result o
the McKinley bu.ines is dlscontenl all :
'round in the trade, to say nothing of
de-efft,vt on ,be inciUJil tlo'ng buyer.
'An incident which more forcibly illus
trates the situation is thus narrated: A
d - aler from Wayne county went into one
jf the leathcg I-ichester stores and ask-
CM lOr g.JM (VUM-IB ill . J tni.T n ail
gonils. He was told that the goods he
had formerly bought were now fifty cents
to ono dollar higher, and, instead of be
ing "clean goods, they were cotton
backed. He asked why the change.
The correspondent reports:
fNow, look here, said the seller; "I
am a IU publicau, and always have been.
Put you ask me a question that, so far
as I am concerned, has nothing to do
with politic. You asked why these
pmd are cotton backed, and yet higher.
and I'll tell you. It's Mckinley."
"And you are going to keep on voting
the Ipubliean ticket I
'Well, I dunmi; it is hard to tell what
man is going to do until the time
comes. This with a suggestive wink.
The would-be purchaser went else
where in search of the "clean goods."
but failed to find them at the old prices.
Nevertheless he was assured in one store
by a republican mniler of the firm that
pnee had not been increased. This
touched the Wayne county man to the
.juick, and, rising to his full height, he
thus made answer to the campaign pre
varicator: "You know 'Italians' a trimming have
increased from 36 to 43 cent a yard,
and yo know the figures of two and
three years ago cannot be duplicated in
trice or quality of material, and you
now that you are going to vote for
tletcUml. and that nine out of ten of
the clothing manufacturers are going to
lo tne same; aim ju mtm wo-.
lie to cover up the present state or ar
fairs. All I've got to say is just this
You make me tired !
This sort of business has made the
whole country fatigued beyond endur
ance; ami it U easily credible not only
that Rochester will jsll a big silent vote,
but that the experience aUive Set forth
will he a lUjchester lamp to all clothing
wearers in that section, if, indeed, they
1ia1I stand in need of further enlighten
Few tmemWn of i.ldtm Bm4 will
leave Ike 13 rty. IIaet awew, wio
kow tkerkare beta deceived, w ill
cwm tMck XcveaaWr dlk.
"What, askel Christopher Columbus
of his good fnemt Martin Aionxo nnzon
"what shall we name the new world
when wo find it t"
"Let'a call it America, returned the
ingenious tailor, "because that name
doesn't rhyme write anything and it will
make' the i-ts of all the centuries as
mad as batters.
"That's a good idea," aaid the great dis
coverer, "and it goe." Chicago Sevt
JiecortL All ; awea la tke Iepla rtT
are eowtlag kwrk to tae DeaaoeraUe r
tr . Br electlw Jaf aearlr all, exeepl
aweaaWra of GUmi'i Daa4t wtll Tm back
la tae raaka.
FOR O.XE DOLLAR.
.. m. v.l r.ul(.l far
Vcavarei iwn.iwi... " l
mmm T.wr far tl.OO tf T awtaaarlkw kT ,
QUESTIONS & ANStt'KU&l!!?-:J?
line ettiior 01 me nouiii
aw' nut nrufetts to lie a w
-... .1.1-i i .1 - : -
- 1 that
mar be protioiintled. Hut. wc
"a caniaiini of education." Correct anil
accurate information is needed, and when
we cannot answer proper inquiries we will
get others who have t.jeiul knowlt-de
upon that subject to do no for u. or invite
any re4ler to ive the detirel inforiaa
Warsaw, N. C.Oct. 24. Did G rover
Cleveland, while Governor of New York,
sign a bill for iniied schools in that Mate?
A third arty man hays so. D.
No. That lie was started four years
ago. The editor of this paier at that
time wrote to Mr, Cleveland, and we
have his letter now showing that this
charge is wholly and utterly false. We
cannot understand how any man who
claims to bo truthful can circulate such
Mt. Ouve, N. C, l)ct. 2V Was Mr.
Stevenson an elector for Gen. Weaver
when the latter ran for President on the
Greenback ticket in , M.
No. In that election Mr. Steveox
was an earnest supporter of Gen. Hax-
i COTE, the iH-'iuocratic candidate, and can
vassed for him. He never was a Grcen
Ijackcr, never supjortel Gen. Weaver.
and never had any affiliations with the
Greenback party. He has systematically
j opposed the finaneial legislation of the
the Republican juirty, and as an cfulorsc
inent of his Zi-al in U half of financial
rvfonn, the Green hackers ditl endorse
and vote for him for Congress afttr he
had Ift n itmniiuitt'l ax a nun-nit by a
ittiwcratir rnnctntion. lie lias never
bceU anything but a IVnunit, holding
' . . 1 - t r t 1 . .
Greensboro, N. C.. Vt. 27. It iseir
cul.it it 1 hereby members of the People's
1 ii . ti- : . . i I . . t
Jlia 1 IIIIIH- IMII', 1111- l.'.llli.l1ll l OI
, ConfederacT:" and that he would not
let his wife visit Richmond N-eause he
! did not want her to meet Miss D:ivis. Is
-hvrc any truth in it f I.
! nr to the above iiapiiry we copy
! the charire is;
A week or more ago the Xtirs critici-
i t- f. - i : . r..
Gov. Northern, of Ginrgia was altrac
tl by the etlilorial' of this papi-r on
Watson ami he h;ul a -roiul int'-rview
with Dr. J. Willi. an Joius, an eminent
Ilaptist preaeher, a brave Coiifeilenite
survivor, and a historian who is well
known as the author of the history of
Gen. Ilolert E. Ijce and alo JelT luvis
volume, and who is the let informel man
in Georgia about this alleg.nl snubbing
of the Daughter of the Confederacy.
The Governor had Dr. Jones, who lives
in Atlanta anil holds a iosition of assis
tant corresponding si-ert tary of tin-Home
Mission Board of the Sail hern B.;p
Baptist Church, reduce the interview to
writing, and Gov. Northern has .sent the
manuscript to Major J. C. C. Blaek. Dr.
Jones statement to the Governor is as
"I take pleasure in putting in writing
a statement w hieh I made in conversa
tion with you concerning the alleged re
fusal of President Cleveland to allow his
wife to meet Miss Winnie Davis and to be
introduced to her himself. While I do not
take any active interest in olities, save
to try always to discharge my duty as
a citizen and a Christian to vote right, I
feel that facts in my imnscssion will fully
refute this slander upon President Cleve
land and that I should not lc silent con
fMr. Cleveland himself and ex-Governor
Lee, of Virginia, have denied these
statements very emphatically. 1 give you
in more detail exactly what m-currcd as
it came under my ersonal cognizance.
"In October and November; 1SS0 Miss
Winnie Davis, the 'Daughter of the Con-
leueracj, was ir r .
J - -
went from my house to sicnd two weeks
Leu, at the Executive mansion. I
Several days afterwards Pn
. , - -, ... .
land made bis visit to laehmond on the .
occasion of the agricultural flrir. It had
beu arrang-l originally that Mrs. Cleve
land should aix-oinpany him but at the
last moment it was deciditl that his offi
cial duties at Washington would prevetit
him from doing more than to come down
to Kiclimon.i on ine cany morning muu, ,
remain several hours, and return
Washington the same evening. Mrs,
Cleveland was sick at the time, and when
crowd. For this reason alone, as Mr. Cleve
land stated at the time, Mrs. CI
ditl not co to Richmond and d
have an opportunity of meeting Miss
"S far as the statement that Mr.
Cleveland himself refusal to be introdue
ed to the 'Daughter of the Conf-deracy.
the slander is abundantly refuted by
these facts: Governor stated to me
at the time, and reiterates in his card,
that when he met Cleveland at the det
and escorted him to the Fair Grounds,
one of the first questions he asked him
after getting in the carriage was. 'Where
is Miss Davis r Being told by the Gov
ernor that sie was then at the Fair
Grounds, tho President replied: 'Well,
I want you to introduce me to her at the
very earliest opportunity, as I want to
Iiay my respects 'Arriving at the grounds
Teident Cleveland was received with
deafening applause, and given a grand
ovation. After making the noble s.eech
which he made upon the occasion, the
vast crowd surged forward ami shook
him by the hand; and in the midst of it
he turned to Governcr Iee and said:
You have not yet introduced me to Miss
Davis.' Governor Lee replied: 'She is
on the other side of the stand, but I will
bring her and introduce her.' 'No, said
the President, I will p to her.' They
made their war through the crowd. Gov
ernor Lee introduced the President of the
United States to the 'Daughter of the
Confederacy,' and he gave her a respect
ful and very cordial greeting saying that
he was 'delighted to meet her.' .
"That eveninz Governor Lee gave rre-
sident Cleveland a grand reception at the
Executive Mantion. I was present ana
chanced to be talking with Miss Winnie
. ' .v. ;,l...,t ;1
I party to go to thair train and ratorn to
wneu iow iui ".. . I''
the truth abotit 1 "T,f aecmeu 10 ojH ri tin eninmn anu uo t inrougn tue crowu ana very poiueiy uiu
"u u t the te?t we can to irive information iuon I !.. o,li.,n T rtramKor aa llutinotlv a
declare that public questions aUut which nay of our if ,t ,,a(i ,n Vetenlav the lanmiaee he
i 'Si-, m r I. Ill U'l 1 Ili-'W lTT 1
the Pnsident deru .-d to make hurried j d , to Providence, R,' I., and
a tnp the family physician adyi.-d that j yen & bj ha anJ cn)wd but
she should not U-subject.il to the fatigue - a not appreciative, so he came
of the trio er the excitement of the , , .... ... ,i;....'i. Th i. ...
into the room where the 'Danchtcr of the
j Confederacy' was being given a splendid
. ''lion uy iuc uiu wiuiri a auu uiuria
"o were prcecui, auu uia.iug 1110 najr
used. ' He said: 'I regret to say, Miss
Davis, that my duties call me back to
Washington, and I am obliged to tear
myself away from the good people of
Kichmond: I came, therefore, to say
good-bv, and to expn"ss the pleasure with
which 1 have met you, audthe hope that
I may Lave the privilege of again seeing
you in the future.' His whole manner
w as that of a man sincere and earnest in
what he said, and not of making a mere
Thus another campaign lie is nailed.
3JK. ST. CLAIR'S PREDICTION.
The Difference Ret ween Northern and
Southern Audiences and Orators.
Special Cor. to XoRTU CAROLINIAN.
New York, Oct. 29. The situation in
New ork State at this time is a coraph
cated and mysterious one. Seemingly
the utniotNt confidence prevails at both of
the political headquarstcrs. The demo
crats are wondering why the Republicans
are s coufideut, and the Republicans
are wondering why the Democrats are so
eoniidc-iit. Chairman Sheehan, of the
State Jommittee, says he cannot see for
the lif's of him how the Republicans can
have any reasonable basis for their hope
iu carrying New York. But the truth is
neither party has a clear conception ol
m hat will haptien, tiecause, for the hrst
time, the State will cast its vote by the
Australian ballot method, and it is cer
lain to have two effects: It will disfran
chise a considerable number of persons
who cannot be taught to understand it
and the secrecy will allow a large class
w Ijo takes urines not to ouey instructions.
Pofh liartics undoubtedly have gaps in
their ranks. It is stated at Mr. Harnty's
bureau that there is serious disaffection
among the Republican farmers of the
state, and that thousands of them will
either stay at home or vote for Cleveland.
The barrel of Scotch whiskey w-hich Mr.
Andrew Carnegie sent to the President
some time ago has also aroused the pro
hibitionists against the latter. The Dem-
crats are also troubled with the oyster
and clam diggers on Long Island about
Gov. Flower's expressed himself so irrev
erently when he took Fin Island for a
New York is now well supplied with
sjn akcrs, of national reputation, of both
ixirties. This week Crisp, McMillan,
Carlisle, Hill, Breckenringe, Gen. Adlai
Stevenson, Gov. Russell, of Massachu
setts, for the Democrats, have been here,
while the Republicans are perhaj as
well supplied. Aldrich, Minister ibgan.
Poutelle, Reid and Blaine are all making
sce hcs in town, but for some reason
the speakers of neither party wax clo
uueiit. Its a remarkable campaign in
two resjieets. It has created no enthusi
asm in the opular mind, and inspired
nouo of the orators with great declama
tion. But the ieople are studying poli
ties with as much earnestness as they
ever did. The enormous registrations
.show this fact.
Mr., Blaine attributes the lack of pop-
jilar enthusiasm in the campaign to what
he believes is the juissing away of parti
sanship and to the growth or population
and business, but the registration shows
the real interest. In is undoubtedly a fact
tliat our campaigns are too long, and
that tbeifople of New York prefer busi
ness to political parades and dull speeches,
notwithstanding the fact that every
speaker is greeted by large crowds. The
gathering at Tammany Hall this week to
hear Senator Hill, is proof positive of the
earnestness of that organization for Mr.
Cleveland. The enthusiasm of that
gathering reminded me of that of
boine great Democratic convention
in Raleigh, except these Northern
folks don't know how, to yell. Their
hoarse calls and hurrahs on the coarse
lass notes are positively - painful to a
Southern man, who feels his blood and
hears his voice tower above the general
calls as the eagle flies above the goose. ;
no of the most perplexing, aud at the
same time most amusing incidents of the
campaign is how to manage the orators.
The Democrats have been greatly annoy
ed at the persistence of the little orators,
land the sore throats and indisposition of
tlie great orators. Hundreds of unknown
fellows every day come to headquarters
to iret a job of speaking. They feel like
they, and they aloue, can save the party
fnn defeat. These unknown men .want
,. . PlMinor rninn nn(i tho M. Hi.
' ,.', n f iv
.. -, ... t ,Vwf. 1
rnuuivi iiau, wi iv vinti acai villus.
T wRnt ca&h toQ fof teif notB
ble performances. Smally, at Democrat
ic headquarters has to manage these fel
lows, and how to do it without making
them mad is almost as hard work as
electing Mr. Cleveland. Of course they
must not be insulted, lor mere are too
-f m . t, t .
V A a j a s . w k V H H
able in a close election. The other day
one of these unknown fellows came to
'r' miw'i 's enabled to get rid of some
tuem' oUt expensive and worry-
The great orators like Bourke Cockran,
are almost constantly suffering with some
'sort of indisposition liko sore ibroat or
' a . .a.i
sore eyes, anu are as vain ana as naru to
placate as actors. It is too often the
ease that they want to go where they can
do themselves the most good.
I may, next time, relate some facts in
relation to the relative ability of the
sjieakers of both jarties and the present
contrast of Southern and Northern ora
tory. - It's always a subject of great in
terest, and at no other time or place are
the facts so well indicated.
Mr.. Walter Damroch, the son-in-law
of Mr. Blaine, and the great musician,
has undertaken to teach the masses of
New York music, without charge. He
has already a class of five thousand per
sons, and "his aim is to teach all who de
sire the reading' of musical notes. The
movement promises to be a very popular
ne, and may spread to other cities.
Ijist Sunday four thousand persons
crowded Cocier Union to learn music
D. F. St. Clair.
Weaver in rnnning on a platform that
disfraackite every maa who cannot
read and write. It is a aeheme to take
away the vote or an lettered men. .
"RV'publicans. the skies are bright.
Vote solidly for your ticket this year.
The Third party claims 50,000 votes; but
if they get only 23,000 votes in the State
it means REPUBLICAN success is No-
! vexbEb." J udge Furchea, at Morgaulon,
Oct. 4, 1893. r L
fi kjn)Iaw fr n inh nf aiuMn.malinir
DRAWING THE LINES.
THE FIGHT NARROWING TO NEW
YORK AMD INDIANA.
Activity Rapidly Awakening in the Em
pire State, But Country Voters Still
I Exhibit Indifference.
Special Cor. to North Carolinian.
New jYoRE, Oct. 27. The past week
has seen a drawing of party lines, and
the situation has cleared up somewhat
The fight is on in earnest, and while the
est is an unknown quamty and the
South still somewhat "shaky," from the
lightj we have and conflicting reports
brought to New York, the parties are
risking nothing whatever m these fields.
Democrats are preparing to hold New
Jersey and Connecticut, and to win New
York and Indiana, relying upon a solid
South, and the- Republicans are also
waging the battle m these four States,
trusting to unbroken success in their old
w estern stronholds.
As I have pointed out, here is one
great advantage the Democrats enjoy
The doubtful Western States are more in
number than the doubtful Southern
States,) granting that any of the latter
are doubtful, and m the V est, while the
wreck bf farming interests, the result of
the high tariff, is a strong incentive for
Republicans to desert their party, there
is nd such supreme issue as the Force bill
to keep them in line. This makes the
front, along which the Republican fight
must be carried on, very wide and con
sequently, distracting. But at the same
time the contest in this State is now wag
ing as if this were the only battle ground.
The total vote for this city four years
agojwas. Cleveland, I02,t2l; Harrison,
105,4o2, and a few for the Prohibition
candidate. This made Mr. Cleveland's
plurality 57,162, while party leaders had
estimated his plurality, beforehand, at
(53,000, at least. In that year, the regis
tration was some 10,000 above the vote
and that is a fair estimate of the inevita
ble discrepancy. The registration will
run much over 300,000 this year, without
a doubt, and here are some estimates as
to how the vote and division may be.
The! figures are prepared by Col. O. O.
Stealey, whose judgment in such matters
has come to be universally respected.
The combined vote of Cleveland and
Blaine in 1884 was 223,250, Mr. Cleve
land receiving a majority of 43,064, a
very small majority indeed for this city.
In 1888 the vote increased, as given
alxjvej to 268,072. Mr. Cleveland re
ceiving a majority or o7,io, the total
vote increasing over that of the preceed-
ingj presidential election by 45,000, of
which increase the Democrats gained in
a ratio of two to one over the Republi
If the total vote increases this year ac
cording to the ratio of four years ago, as
estimated, it will run up to 318,000 at
least. It is reasonable to assume, too,
that the Democratic increase will prove
as large as from, 1884 to 1888, making
Cleveland receive 196,000 votes, and
Harrison 122,000, giving Mr. Cleveland
a'plurahty of 74,000. It may be said
that this estimate is not made on a fair
basis, because Mr. Cleveland was cut by
the Irish vote in 1884, on account of Mr.
Blaine's strength with that element. This
no doubt partially accounts for his extra
ordinarily small majority here in that
year together with the long uncertainty
as to what Tammany would do, it being
remembered that Tammuny did not de
clare for Mr. Cleveland till a few weeks
before the election. But it should be
borne in mind that Mr. Cleveland was
cut more savagely in 1888 than in 1884,
on account of the local split. Had he
wiled his full party streugth his majori
ty m this city would run up from ten to
fifteen thousand votes more than he did
receive and he would have been elected
With no local dissension here, and the
party better united and organized than
since the days of Governor Iilden, Mr.
Stealey's figures cannot be considered ex
travagant. Add to this estimated 74,000,
thefl6,000 plurality Brook'lyn will give,
and 5,000 for Queens and Richmond a
low; estimate and we have the magnifi
cent total of 95,000 majority. It is need-
ess to say that nothing Harrison can do
above Harlem could meet that. I he Re
publican vote, up the State reached its
igh water mark in 1888, when it ran to
82,000 majority. All reports show that
decided reduction is inevitable instead
of any increase. Col. Stealey adds this
conclusion. "The Republicans have got
no inore money now than they had then
(1888,) for they always have all they want
aud more than they can use. The Re
publicans managing the campaign are
not; as bright and experienced as the
managers of 1884 and 1888. Tom Carter
is in no way to "be compared to Matt
Quay; neither ,is Clarkson to Dudley.
Dave Martin and the gang can do no
more cheating and bribing in 1892 than
they did in 1888. The new election law
is worth 10,000 voters to the Democrats.
All these things being so, it is a clear cold
mathematical proposition and sensible
conclusion that the Democrats of New
York county will do as well Tuesday,
Nov. 8, as they have done heretofore, and
this means 74,000 plurality in New York
county for Cleveland, with no need of
calling on the Democratic managers for
thfir estimates. And this plurality means
that Cleveland will carry New York, and
as New York goes so goes the Presiden-
He might have added, that there can
not be as much bribery and cheating here
as formerly on account of the perfected
Democratic organization. The Republi
cans recognize, however, that the tide is
running strongly against them, and will
use the two remaining weeks to the best
advantage. "All that money can do, and
all that Johnny Davenport with his bull
dozing spies and United States marshals
can do, will be accomplished. The peo
ple! of New York are declaring now that
they are getting a dose of the Force bill
for Davenport is appointing men, who
are paid out of the Natiorial Treasury as
United State Inspectors of elections to go
around and enter private houses and de
mand the politics of the occupants. ' In
this way, the Republicans are trying to
get a list of doubtful voters, whom they
will endeavor to "manipulate." This
business is making a storm of opposition,
and will do the Repuclicans more harm
than good. New York can appreciate
what a iorce bill would mean. Ihe peo
ple of this country are paying out of their
pockets the wages of this infamous band
of Davenport spies. This is a fair sam
ple of Republican misconduct.
The county Democracy has put out a
partial ticket only. The organization
will hardly poll more than 1U,000 votes.
The inquiry naturally is made, what has
become of the potent organization which
gave Mr. Hewitt 70,000 votes four years
ago. They have all been absorbed by
Tammany, and only a corporal's guard is
left. The weakness of the organization
aud failure to make nominations in the
close districts gives no room for trading
while Mr." Crokera interactions to too
drfict leaders to see to it absolutely that
fitjj national ticket runs even with the
local ticket, means much. -Even Mug
wumps find no fault with Tammany's
Reports still come of Republican defec
tion and apathy in the country districts.
The registrations in the interior cities
have been large, but; the cities are Dem
ocratic. It looks now as if the vote of
New York City, Brooklyn, and all the
cities in fact will be very large, and the
country vote small. If that is the case.
Mr. Cleveland will be iu a fair way to
touch his majority of 1882 The Re-,
publicans are beginning to use monev lav
ishly to wake their voters up, and that is
just the situation. The State is now
safe for Cleveland. If money can turn
it in two weeks it may be turned but it
doesn't look like money cau stem the ad
verse tide. One week ago, I said the
Democrats had the State won. That was
days weeks from election. To-day ten
weeks from election. I see no reason to
change my opinion. If I can say the
same thing one-' week hence, it will be a
matter of almost impossibility to change
the State, in the one week remaining. The
dritt is our way.
It is hard to say what about Indiana.
Reports here seem to favor the Demo
crats. Connecticut is very doubtful, in
fact it will take hard work to hold it for
Cleveland, but with Indiana, or an equi
valent State, or vv iscousm aud Montana,
or Iowa and Montana we can afford to
lose Connecticut. It will not do to give
up Massachusetts and Illinois. These
States are as like to be Democratic s
Republican, judging from reports.
The fight from now on will be sharp
indeed. The brass band and speaking
business have uot ' panned out, and at
this late dav, will be unlikely to. The
contest is not one of noise but of touch.
The Democratic "generals willmaueouvre
to hold what they have gained, the Re
publicans to regain their lost ground.
and restore confidence aud repair their
forces. In an affair of this kind, there
ought to be a key to the final outcome.
The Republicans have the heavier battal
ions, the sinews of war, m the shape of
cash; the Democrats have the advantage
of position, and have wiser leaders. Un
der circumstances like these, it is a mere
matter of history which side has the best
chance of success. V. H. Wills.
SHALL MONEY RULE T
New York World.
The WorlcL adopts as its leading article
to-day the earnest and timely words of
Wayne Macveague, spoken at Philadel
phia on Saturday night.
Mr. Mac v eagh announces that he vot
ed for Harrison in 1888, but that the no
torious corruption by which that election
was carried and the course of the Repub
lican party since that time had caused
him to break away from lifelong associa
tions and resolve to vote for Mr. Cleve
land. Uppn the question which now takes
precedence of all others Shall the Pres
idency be bought ? he.says:
"During the last twenty years, by very
slow approaches, large numbers of
wealthy men in this country have per
suaded themselves that they are at liber
ty to pervert government from its noble
and lofty functions of securing the great
est good to the greatest number into the
base and degraded function of taxing the
majority in order to hand -over those
taxes as bounties to such persons as, in
return for those favors, will contribute
large sums of money to carry elections.
"I distinctly allege that they are now
making themselves parties to a system
atic corruption of the ballot in the hands
of the American voter, and whoever col
lects or contributes money for such a
purpose is morally guilty of treason to
institutions our fathers founded, and
upon whose continuance in strength and
purity the welfare of our children de
pends. "Ihe wealthy and respectable mem
bers of the Manufacturers' Club, looking
over the whole list of Republicans in this
city, select Mr. David Martin to repre
sent them in the pending election in New
York and Brooklyn.
"Shortly after Mr. Martm arrived at
the scene of his labors the Chairman of
the Republican State Committee of New
York issued a confidential circular to
such Republicans as could be trusted
with it, asking for such services as will
call for the exercise of caution and the
ability to keep a secret.
"1 declare to these gentlemen who
contribute the money for the corruption
of our politics that as between the two
two crimes I had much rather .place
money in the hands of a burglar to bribe
a watchman to allow him to rob a bank
of some of its surplus wealth than to
contribute money to -be used in 'polities'
by i Mr. Quay, or Mr. Martin, or Mr.
"The one hateful crime now more in
danger of spreading than any other
among respectable members of American
society is the crime of corrupting our
"As to the past I am quite willing
there shall be not only forgetfulness and
silence but the amplest charity, and if
the men now engaged iu this work will
stop I promise never agaiu to allude to it.
On the other had if they persist in con
tinuing their evil work as they are con
tinuing it to-day, then, while life aud
strength are spared me, I will continue
to aenounce tncm. ir iney proiess reii-.
gion l will aenounce tnem as tne ene
mies of the religion they dishonor by
their hypocrisy, and if they do not pro
fess religion I will denounce them as en
emies of the nation they are destroying
by other crimes. ,
Weaver claims to be in favor of the
plain people. His platform advocates
the Australian ballot which prevents
every ignorant man from voting.
A BIG SILTY LIE.
Alabama Election Method as Set Forth
by a Republican.:
' Correspondence N. Y. Tribune.
I was reliably informed that at many
places, in their (the Democrats') efforts
to get up names to put on the poll lists,
negro babies less than a year old were
voted, and many an old, faithful servant
who fortunately departed this life many
many years ago is kept fresh in memory
by having his name regularly placed on
the poll lists and his straight Democratic
vote counted. One very truthful man
who never voted the Republican ticket in
his life said to me he knew of one old
dog that had voted the Democratic ticket
every election for twelve years. Govern
or Jones' - alleged 10,000 majority was
largely cast by favorite horses and bird
dogs. I didnt.hear of any mules or
common curs voting. - -
Few members of Gideon's Band will
leave the 1-3 party. Honest men, who
now see how they have been deceived)
will cam back Navembar 8th."
FOSTER THE B00DLER.
SECRETARY FOSTEJR THE DIR.
CHARD OF THIS CAMPAIGN.
He Justifies Bribery and Boast of Bay
ing Votes- Disgraceful
From an Interview with Secretary Foster
in tne asuiuifton ost.
"There is a great difference in the
minds of people as to what is a legitimate
use of mouey in apolitical contest." said
Mr. Foster recently. "About some mat
ters there is no doubt. There is the
printiug of the tickets, the printing of
speeches for circulation, the advertising
of tickets in newspapers. Then you take
the work of canvassing. In my own
State, Ohio, there are 2,600 voting pre
cincts. A, regular canyass is made of
every oue o-f tho before the election, aud
a poll of the voters is made. Tho record
shows the politics of each mau, whether
he is doubtful or not, and if he is doubt
ful gives some reason why or suggests
how he can be approached. There iiiui
be books for this canvass; then, other,
larger books in which this iuformption is
copied by townships; then books in-which
all of the material is collated for the use
of the State Committee. All of this re
quires a large amount of stationary and
a great deal or ' clerical labor. Then a
list of doubtful voters is made up, and
they may aggregate 10,000 or 20,000 in a
campaign. Each of these must lie worked
upon by sending him campaign litera
ture or by sending some oue to talk to
hjm. Iu this work there traveling ex
penses and buggy hire and printing and
postage to be taken into account.
"Then a good deal of money goes to
the saloon-keeper. There are always
around every saloon some four or five fel
lows who don't care how they vote, and
the saloon-keeper can usually vote them.
He comes to the Republican Committee
perhaps, and says: "I don't like the way
the Democrats have been treating me.
Now, if you people will give me $10 or
?lo or I 11 vote these tellows for tlit
Republican ticket." The money is given
to him ostensibly to buy drinks in honor
or the , candidate, lu reality it goes
down into the-saloon till.
"That does not sound very well,' per
haps, buut when you get into politic
you find that every one is doing tin
same thiug and your conscience is- likely
to be blunted a little after a timejr
"I've been approached in almost every
campaign by churches aud asked to sub
scribe to funds on assurance that it
would help me politically. - I don't sec
much difference between the saloon and
the church in that. And it does help a
man to cultivate the church. I In 1874
the republican party got pretty nearly as
bad a setback as it got in 181)0. NV e had
eighty-eight memhrrs iu the liouse.
believe that this Congress has ninety,
but there are more members of the
House uow. I was elected to the House
from m district bv 159 majority. The
district went for the Democratic State
ticket by 1,660.
"During the canvass there was a Cath
olic bazar in my town and my opponent
and I were asked to attend and contri
bute to the charities. I did not go.
Neither did my opponent. But my part
ner, who wasrgood Catholic, went and
subscribed $100 iu my name. My oppo
nent was stinev and he gave nothing; If
I had thought that he was not going t(
give anything I think that I would not
have let my partner do so. I let him do
it just because I thought the other man
would. Well, sir, that $ 100 elected me.
I ran away ahead of my ticket on the
"Now you come to the labor fellow who
may be useful to you in this missionary
work, but who savs lI can't leave my re
gular occupation unless you pay me for
time. I can t afford it. I must earn my
bread.' If he is paid, he gets perhaps
twice as much as he would earn at any
other occupation. Then there is the
German, who has great influence with his
race and wants tobe paid go around and
make speeches. And then there is the
Irishman, who can influence the Irish
and the Sweede and the Pole, : and then
there is the Catholic and Lutheran and,
yes, the Methodist, too. On election day
you must pay for carriages at the polls
and nowadays the farmer is greedy and
wants to be paid for bringing veters in."
WE HAVE COME TO THIS.
A Black Female Champion of Weaver
Wins Applause from White .Men.
Mrs. Lease, of Weaverite fame, has a
rival in a negro womap who is canvass
ing in Jones county in advocacy lof the
Third party. She attires herself gaudily
with bracelets, tassels and blue sashes
with white stars. She made a very long
speech at Pollocksville Saturday evening,
advising her hearers hot to vote for
either Cleveland or Harrison, but to vote
for Weaver. We are informed that-she
said she was so smart that some ieople
would not believe that she was a negro
woman ; some thought she was a white
woman or man blacked up; some thought
she was Mrs. Lease! but she wouln'tsay.
Her speeches are pronounced the most
ridiculous ever heard. She wound up by
saying she would speak that night at
Herriott's school house; she had been in
vited there by her white brethren, and
she wanted all. to come, both them and
her black brethren.
All good men in the People's party
are coming back to the Democratic par
ty. By election day nearly all, except
member of Gideon's Band, will be back
in the ranks.
"lias Joined the People' Party."
Shelby Aurora. ; '
A rural subscriber at Earl's station has
notified not the editor, but the postmas
ter at Earl's, that he refuses to take the
Shelby Aurora any longer. So the post
master has notified us that that copy is
dead in that officed and "Refused because) his stomach, gave a sigh like a "black
he has joined the People's party." That j smith's bellows with, a hole in it and
funny subscriber owes for the Aurora
two years, and thinks it right to yell for
the People's party, but not right to pay
for the Aurora. He should have first
paid what he owes and then stopped. -
Weaver is running on a platform that
disfranchises every man who cannot
read and write. It is a scheme to take
away the vote of unlettered men.
The Prayer Brought Him Back.
Richmond Times. '
Itis reported that the prayer offered
rby Rev. Dr. Hoge on the evening of the
Stevenson meeting at the Mozart Acade
my convinced Mr. Julian Ruffin of the
error o"f his way, and caused him to
leave the Third party and-come back in
Democratic ranks. Truly the effectual,
fervent prayer of a righteous man avail
THE DEFEAT OF DL.MOCItA C Y7
Will Endanger Our rulic School
An Earnest Appeal l'rviu lion.
S. M. I'iuger.
I am oppressed with a seuceof danger
to our public schools which would, result
from a political change. Perhaps no
greater danger threatens us.
It becomes every white mau and every
colored man to consider' well the school
question tK'fore-he casts a ballot either
tor State olihers or for mcmliers of tho
Genend Assemhiy,tha! iuvohes a change
of political ttdurluistrjition. It becomes
every school teacher to t hrdw his influence
on the side of safety to, the schools.
We iiow that the Democrats have,
from 1871 up to this date,, gradually in
creased the public school, faciiitict until
now they spend annually, for publio
schools tho very largo sum Vf f soo.ooO;
that now every child, whether white or
black, has a school-house, in rvfchof his
home, in which there is a free hebool ev
ery year ; that the party is pledged in its
platform to- increase school facilities, and
that in the' Constitution and the Statutes
it h;is pledged itself to make no discrim
ination iu favorf or to the prejudice of
either race. That these 'plages will 1m
respected evcrylxidy knowsi lncaiise the
whole history of the par'tyj proves this
to le its iHilityJ- J
Should the lUpublican party come in
to j ower, cither-, us to ' State'ollicers br
members of the General Assembly, 1
feel sure that the; public schools would
sutler loss.- I give two rcasiui for thia
1. The Republicans vvcre in jniwer two
and a half years in all department. Du
ring that time they levied and collected
very large taxes but did almost nothing
i'or schools. Not only did they during
:this two and a half years have Ht their
disposal all taxes levied oil property, but
ilso all K)U tax ( three-fun n lis of which is
solemnly pledged by the ConiHiittee for
(lie support of school), and im the cr
manent school fund (which amount to
'iiundrcds of thousands of dollars in nood
stock J. and the f I2."i,i)0o givcu by Con
gress for schools. When. they went out;
of power, nil the permanent fund had
U'cu squandered. Out of it and tin' taxi's
they applied during the two and a half
.years to public suhools hss than is now
required to keep our sehixds open a week.
Does this record show that the leaders of
the Republican party wiuit tlie people to
become intelligent I h ;
2. From a change frjun Democratic
rule to Republican rule, I. thru k there
would come 'a great 1 depression in the
business interests of tlie State, which
would so affect values of property as very
much to ret luce the school fiiiid.
The school fund comes mainly from
taxation. The amount of--money raised
to pay teachers, biji'iltl sch'oob'houst, etc.,
de tends not alone iqxtn rate of taxation,
but also upon,J;ho valuation of proK ity.
1'hat tin; valuation of the printer! y Would
decrease by putting the Ucpulilicau'party
in power in the State, J think, isevident.
Without intending to refhyi upon any-
body, 'it is well known tliatxthe Republi
can tarty is not the parly ofiiniclligenco
in this State. Were it put in power, there
would be a want of conlldcnec that would
prevent capital from coming into the
State and that would drive capital already
here out of the State. 'The very laws;
that govern the financial world' indicate
reduction of value of prftjicrty among us
under such conditions.'-.
: Not as State Superintendent of Public
Instruction, but as a citizi?,- one who
fully fetlls the importance of publio
schools, t make this phvi for them.
S. ii'. l'iMiF.Ii..
HE DEEM THE ti) DISTIIICT.
F. A. Woodard, of W iUno, n Strong
Candidate. - '
Wilmington ' Messiiger. s
We are gratified to hear and read good
retMrt.s concerning the canvass of Mr. F. '
A. Woodard, of Wilson, the Democratic
candidate for the Federal , House of. Rep
resentatives in the Second District. lie
began early in the campaign his canvas,
and he has prosecuted it with intelligent
zeal and with success. Every where he
has made" an excellent impression ami
confirmed all Democrats iu their judg
ment that his nomination wan a very
proper thing to be dope.. Mr. Woodard
is a good lawyer, with' a character for
morality, integrity, and reliableness
second to wo inAn in'-his section of tho
State. He is rcMieeted by every one who
knows him, and-is the very man in times
of chaotic confusion, threatened party
disintegration, Avild cat.nchcme of leg
islation and intense uemogogy and self--
seeking. He is a man of sound intellec
tual parts, of serene temper and -wise
common -sense that is sure to reach the
mark in the end. He makes calm, lucid.
tcrsuasive, practical, argumentative
sjieechcB, and they have a good effect
upon thinking people, people who are
ignorant and never think, but rim after
olitical tatters aJi'lschtniiiigfleinagogiies
ready to accept as (he-truth all lies, and '-
to believe that a gudgeon is indeed a '
whale, may not Is: benefited by the con
servative forceful sx-echcs of Mr. Wood
ard. Ills . election Would lie a 'signal
i jii i . ..:).iJ. . i . i " . it
triumpn or virtue,, maiiiiorxi, .intelligence
character oyer .self -seeking jtoliticul
acrobats and pjotters against the sn-fcty,
prosjterity and" glory' of North Carolina.
Elect him'. I He wiil serve Xufth Carolina'
with liidelity and ability.
Oue ol Hani's Joke.
Uabe Boston's mule was sick and a
neighboradvised him to administer cal
:--VlIow will I get it into lMin?" akod
Rake. V 1
''Put it in a quill in his mouih and
blow it down his throat;-' rescinded the
The neighbor met him two or three
days afterwards. Babe was as thin as a
rail. looked right gr.;ii and wa all
"What's the matter with you?" asked
the neighbor. . .
I5;il' frhiccd his hand nnltiet u-.tMv niur
The durn mulo Mowed fut.
I Nashville A Tenant.
For "November lHJi:;CoId wave signals
for all Iepubh'can-States; heavy frosts;
several Northern States snowed under;
followed by a w arm w ave from the South,
which mingling with other Warm waves
from many Northern States, which will
have escaped 4be prevailing blizzard, will
bring about a long .spell ofT fair weather
to the whole Union. . j
Weaver claim to be in fa'ror of the
plain people. His platform advocate
the Australian ballot which prevent
every ignorant man from voting.
j ISTDo you want $100.00 ? See offer
on second page.
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