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JOS. E. ROBINSON, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. ESTiis A aavs seeks to be a reliable paper Tor the people and the family-Democratic, and b oaring to discuss no issue wherein the people's 'rights aro at stake. Progressive, abreast of the age, we snail always endeavor to keep our edi torial and local columns up to the day and hour. Our circulation is rapidly Increasing, -id we hope to soon have the largest circula iou of any paper in Eastern North Carolina Enferel at the Postnflice at Goltlsboro. JV. 0 JSecond Class Matter. OLDSBORO, N. C MAY 12. 1892 KING- COAL. The Reading Combination which represents the coal monopoly of Pennsylvania, a monopoly form ed in defiance of the law as well as of public opinion and public good, announced on the 2Sth nit., an ad vance on wholesale prices of twenty-five cents a ton for stove coal. The other varieties, egg and grate, were also advanced respectively fifteen and ten cents. The first-named article is a pricae necessity in every household. The advance of a quarter of a dollar a ton, at wholesale, means an addi" tional tax of from one to two dol lars a ton on the poorest consumers. It is these who will feel the burden most severely. Next to them the chief sufferers will be the poor mi nen, who will be thrown out of work in order that the production laay be reduced as the price is en hanced. The output of the anthracite coal mines of the country, almost all controlled by the Reading combine, averages 40,000,000 tons annually. According to the computation of the New York Herald, which is waging fierce and righteous war on the coal barons, the profits'of the " combine for the coming year will amount to 0,400,000, on the ad vance rates just adopted. A stroke of the pen thus taxes the consum ers to that amount, without the outlay of a penny on the part of the speculators. It is ridiculous to compare the coal moiiODolists with the robber barons of the Middle Ages, or the Conquistadores and buccaneers of later date. Cortez, Morgan, Kidd and the whole iace of freebooters made enormous profits, but they ran corresponding risks and many of them paid proportionate penal ties, They had moreover one vir tue, that ot courage. The modern commercial brigand lacks even that saving quality. Instead of flying the " Jolly Roger " at his mast head, he sails under a legal char ter. His game is not the rich gal leon of a single kirig, but the nar row pockets of the poor millions. Somebody, half cynic, half sage, has said that human slavery was the first great step in ameliorating the horrors of war that when the first conqueror found it was more profitable to enslave a captive than to eat him, he made a grand dis covery in political economy and practical humanity. The coal barona, as we call them, for lack of a more fitting title, do not waste their energies and risk their liber ties in openly wresting their toll from the public by violence. They find it infinitely simpler, cheaper, safer, to levy a tax which, unlike Government taxes, can never be dodged. They will not kill a pris oner whom they can force to pay perpetual tribute. "What is true of the coal combine is equally true of the sugar syndi cate, the oil . ring and a score of other irresponsible monopolies. The general consumer may grum ble at having to pay a few cents additional for this or that necessary of life, but his murmurs are never heeded. It will be otherwise, per haps, when some sixty or seventy thousand miners are thrown out of employment in order to cause a de crease in production. Those poorly paid workers are not prepared to sustain a long period of idleness, they may etrike and resort to vio lence; -and the failure of 1877 may not be repeated. ' There should be a remedy for such evils in the legislatures or the courts ot State and nation, but apparently it is not to be found in either. And yet a remedy must be found somewhere. It the law makers and law agencies prove in efficient or corrupt, it is certain that the people will discover a way, either by the dubious method of municipal coal-yards, proposed in the Massachusetts Legislature this year dubious because it does not at all reach the seat of the disorder, the monopolistic producers or in the more dangerous resort of actual violence. The latter alternative is not to be laughed at in the con tin gency of the threatend shut down in the mining region. If sixty or seventy thousand men should be thrown out of work in order to create an artificial coal famine, without regard to the act ual food famine which would be come their lot, the consequences might be more grave than pleaeant to contemplate by King Coal and hie court. THE PARTY SHOULD NOMINATE THOMAS M. HOIiT FOR GOVERNOR. Gov. Hoit should be nominated by the Democratic State Convention for the position he fills now so hon orably and with such acceptablenees to the whole people, because, under all the circumstances surrounding the case, he is the strongest man the party could nominate this year. He is strong with the business men, because he is a shining example of success in their own sphere : He is strong with railroad men, because he is a staunch friend of in ternal mi pro yemen ts and Grmly be lieves in building up the waste places in our great commonwealth : He is strong with the farmers, because he is largely interested in farming and is supposed to know, and does khow, the embarrassments that surround thia class of our peo ple, and is keenly alive to any sug gestions that may tend to the bet terment of the agricultural interests of the State ; He is strong with the manufac turers, because he has been a large and successful manufacturer, and is in the forefront of the grand move ment among the more progressive of our people, which will ultimately end in making heard the hum of the loom and the sound of machinery in every part of our State, and in enriching our section and people : He is strong with all classes, be cause he is au honrst, upright, straightforward man, haying his own convictions on all subjects, yet, withal, possessing a due appreciation of the importance of public opinion, and in all things, not affecting prin ciple, showing a due deference thereto. Governor Holt accepted with be coming dignity the nomination for Lieutenant Governor, when it had been refused by others with no greater powers or distinction than he, simply because his party requested him to. He filled the second place without humility, and when, in the providence of God, the honors of the first place fell upon him he was not unduly elated. He has served his people as Rep resentative, Speaker of the House, President of the Seiate, and Gov ernor, with credit to himself and perfect satisfaction to his constitu ency. Why, then, should a depart ure be made from the customs of the party, and he be refused the nomi nation for Governor at the hands of his party ? If Gov. Holt is to be set aside, and bis claims upon the party ignored, -because he is not an Alliance man, or because1 at some time in his life he may have thought differently up on some public question from what is now the popular idea, then there will be very little hope of . nomina ting any man who has convictions, or"who has moral courage or intel lectual ability. If prejudice against any class of men, or in favor of any class, is to dominate the party in its selection of a candidate, then, . indeed, Gov. Holt, or anyone else, need not desire the nomination; for, if there is any one principle settled by the uniform practice of our people it is, that no one who runs upon prejudice need expect the support of the good peo ple of North Carolina. Within our recollection, two cam paigns have been .run solely upon prejudice in Nerth Carolina: two candidates for the great office of Governor have pitched their cam paign song to the tune of prejudice. These were Tyre York, and the last Republican candidate for Governor, the former of whom was defeated overwhelmingly, and the latter was buried so far out of sight by the bal lots of an indignant people, that we have acluilly forgotten his name, and do not care to inquire it. Prejudice will not satisfy the hon est people of North Carolina : Stur dy, honest, and faithful discharge of duties is what they look for in a can didate, and these they find in an em inent degree in Gov. Thos. M. Holt. He should be nominated by accla mation. A Tropical Storin, This extract from St. Nicholas will enable the boys and gir's who are studying geography to form some idea of a tropical storm: "The first intimation that I ln of the likelihood that eons' i1 . was going to happen, canio i, -m my seeing a dense, jet-black cloud over against the Southern horzon All around me lay a peaceful aid prosperous scene. Beside the track wet c some hut-like negro cabin?, with black women sitting in the doorway?, and funny little half naked piccaninnies playing in the dirt. A long row of giant palm3 was behind the huts, bordering a wide clearing, and throwing great black patches of shade on the euu lit earth. Beyond the clearing were woods and a jungle. The train came to a stand 6till and I drank in the beautiful scene, all yellow and erreen and hot. I no ticed that not a breath o! air was stirring, and 1 envied the Cubans around me in the car, dressed for the climate in white duck and loose shirts and spreading straw hats. 'But the black cloud grew big ger and blacker. It was advanc ing toward us with very greatand evident speed; and presently I saw that it. was all fretted with bolts of lightniug, toothed with white darts of fire. Never before or since did I 6ce euclua dreadful display of the electrical torce. The bo'ts were so close together that it seem ed as if they must destroy every hying thing in the pathway of the cloud. When the black and terri ble mass in the sky came still nearer, it seemed no longer toothed or fringed, but it spat the light ning with vicious force straight down Upon the forest beneath it. "Next came a sucking, roaring sound of win, the sky grew black, and with the last glimmer of day light, before it vanished into night, I saw the giant palm trees throw up their huge fan-like arms like mortal creatures that were hurt and panic-6tricketi. Then the storin buret over the train, and through its din I heard the crash ing of the falling palm branches that had been snapped off and thrown to the earth. "In another minute the worst of the darkness was over, and in the half light that remained I saw such rain as I never had dreamed could fall from the sky. I did not ap pear to fall in drops or in 'ropes,' as I once heard an Englishman say of a severe downpour of rain, but it descended in vast thick sheets, layer upon layer. Yon could see one thickness tumbling after the other as so many great plates of glass might be thrown down. It grew lighter still and I saw that the beautiful palms, were wrecked, and were still writhing in their misery, tossing up their broad hands and thick arms, many of which were broken and disjointed, while others had been snapped off. "At the feet of the palms there was no longer any ground. The surface of the earth bad become a lake. The water stood high in the doorways of the negro cabins. The litter of the palm branches floated about on the rain-pelted water. I remember waiting to see the train demolished by the lightning, but it was not, nor could I see that the fiery bolts had harmed anything around us. Another minute passed, perhaps not more than five minutes had passed since the shower began,' and the day light came back grandly, discloso ing the great flood every wheie." Legislative History Again. A gentleman from an Eastern county has requested us to inform him whether or not Governor Holt voted, in the last General Assem bly, against reducing the rate of interest from 8 per cent. -to 6 per cent. As the report that Governor nolt cast the tie vote in the last General Assembly that defeated the six per cent, interest bill has been indiiftrious'y circulated we have decided to give this public answer to the inquiry of our friend Governor Holt, as President of the laet North Carolinn Sviite did not cast any such a vote indi cated. The facts are ; When the bill re ducing the rate of interest from 8 to 6 per cent. w,w before the Sen ate, an 'amendment was offered by a Senator a? to low- : "Provided, this act shall not apply t the counties of But', com be. Madison. VfT"- II I,..1... C .1 II.. I wood, Transvlvania, Henderson, Jackson, Swain, Mae.m, Graham, Cherokee, Clay, Mitchell and Stokes " " The a3'es and noes being ors dered, the amendment was s.dopted , ayes 21, noes 20, (the President of the Senate voting in the affirm an tive) as fellows : Mr, President Holt, MeesrB. Al len, ot Biaden," Ardrey, Atwater, Avery, Bell, Bellamy, Bryan, Che son, Courts, Davis of Haywood, Gilman, Greene of Hirnett, Griga by, King, McLurty, Mitchell, Parker, Reid, Russell and Wilcox - 21 i'hote voting in the negative a re : Messrs. Allen, of Granville, Al ston. Avcock. Bowers. Butler. Cul- breth, Davis of Franklin, Durham,! Greene of Wake, Ilobson, McLean,; Paine, Rose, Speight, Stanford,' lurner, I witty, White and Wil liams 20." (See Senate Jour nal, etc.) It will be seen that Gov. Holt simply voted that certain counties be exempt from the operation of the bill an exemption asked for by a distinguished young Senator from the West, Mr Avery. In this connection we quote from a statement by Mr. W. E. Ardrey, then a member of the Senate from Mecklenburg county, and now President of Prov.dtnce Alliance,- Mecklenburg county. Senator Ardrey in a recent letter says: "It will be observed that forty Se.iators voted en the amendment to exempt certain counties trom the operat'oos of the bill, twenty in the affirmative and twenty in the negative. Among those voting in the Kffirrnative, the following are Alliancemen, viz: Messrs. A1-. len of Bladen, Ardrey of Mecklen burg, Atwater of Chatham, Bell of Clay (now State Lecturer of the Alliance), Bryan of Duplin, Ches son ot Wathington, Courts of Rock ingham, Davis of Haywood, Greene ot Harnett, Grigsby of Ashe, Mc Larty ot Union, Mitchell of Cas well, Parker ot Gates, Reid of Mc-' Dowel!, Russell of Durham, Wil cox of Mooie in all 16 Alliance men. The non-Alliancemen vo ting in the affirmative were: Bel lamy of New Hanover, Giljman of Onslow, King of Guilford, Avery of Burke. The vote resnlting in a tie, the President of the Senate, Gov, Holt, fetated, on giving his vote, the following, viz : ' Senators, you have all heard read from the clerk's desk tfie many petitions from the different counties (same" from Alliance?) asking to be ex empted from the provisions of this bill, and the strong appeals ot the Senators representing the counties, assuring yon that their peop'e did not want it, that they were fresh from their people, and it would be arrogance on my part to "say I know the wants of their people better than they do. This he would not do, so he voted to exempt them. (See Senate Journal, etc.) And so much for the tie vote. This charge like others put in cir culation to damage the political reputation of an honest and true man will not avail to his hurt. The people ot this State will not con demn until they have heard the eyidence, and the truth has no ter rors for Gov. Holt. He has noth ing to conceal or withhold from the people, and is willing to be judged not only by his public but by his private record.-Raleigh Chronicle. A nr . "11T' ror th9 fc-Jirian race. Among the most com-' I ' - - nion ara those of a sr.rnfnlAna m-;; such as glandular swe llings, sores, ulcers, catarrh, consumption, etc. Kheumatism, gout, and kindred complaints are due to acids in the blood. Boils, carbuncles, ec zema, pimples, blotch's, and other skin diseases, arise from irmurities whirri ftorsur.iP:n inaotavo liver and k dneys have failed tnb.,ipt:...l to remove. For all these varieties of ...; bloofl riissr.o n..,.5.. ... i td tpecino uas beer successful u-ia for nearly half a century, ana i.; indorsee, -.b leading p nysicians and dru gis.3 overyw.wre. It is tfc conruratsd attract of Honduras earaapariUa root combined with other pow. srful alteratives and tonics, and 13 the most efficacious, relial.le, and economical btood-purmer ever discovered. Dr. J. W. S: lields, M. D.. Smith vino, l ean., says: "Irega-r? Oyer's Sarsans rilla as KJie:rnat,snri Humors avaedi cine in tno -world for the various forms of bloo.l disease, and know of many wcnderrul cures effected by its u &e." 1; my ox;f. i, !u Jiiat Ayer's Sarsapa riJla lias no equal ;:r; a blood-purifier, es pecially f .: the fiira (.1 scrofula. Vv'c sell a iarjiii ;;ia:i!ity of this valuable preparation." Wal. 1$. SiiyJev, of Snyder Brothers, Mer chants, li.!arins' Or-ek. l'a. " 1 linve groat faith in Ayer's Sarsaparilla. Two l'ioSi'n;.i c -.i ijih ii-ly cured a child . f eczema, case v i:i- h Ir.ul bafilad the phy i ic!fii)3.' O. )',. Anderson, ChraufVille, Mo. "Ainoiig the many remedies which are recommended tor diseases of the blood there Ts none so efficacious as Ayer's Sarsaparilla. We speak knowingly, and refer our readers to Iiir. Ulrich Hueii. of r.erger, Mo., who, after suffering willi rheumatism for five years, was curod by the use of tins mediaiti"." Gasconade Democrat, Hermann, Mo. "In my practice, I invariably prescribe Ayer's Sarsaparilla for chronic diseases of the blood. It is the best medicine." AV. P. Wright, M. I)., Taw Paw Ford, Tcnn. "All ether remedies having failed, my husband's mot! ler was cured f scrofulous consumption by six bottles ot Ayer's Sarsa parilla." Mrs. J. Shepard, Kendall, Mich. When 1 wi s eighteen years old I was troubled with a bad humor. Being advised to try Ayer's g irsaparMa," I took four bot tles, and, short y after, the eruptions began is dry up jitid sc;,le off, leaving my body, arms, and legs n a clean, healthy condition. I have not ha' any symptoms of the com plaint since."- f. R. Allan, DennysvUle, Me. y During the winter of 1884 I was adly afiHeted with arbnncle on my neck. I tried a number ii doctor's prescriptions, but without relief. At last I was advised to try Ayer's Sarsai ;;rilla, and before I had finished one Kittle, the carbuncles disap peared." Mich iel Lynch, Howesville.W.Va. ' I have used layer's Sarsaparilla for blood disorders with the most beneficial pffe.. I Carl Weise, Xa ihville, Teim. yer's Sarsaparilla Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowe!!, Mass. SolJ by all Druggists. as cured others wilL1 cure you. for Infants and Children. "I don't like the breath of that stove!" exclaimed little Ethel orle day when the gas was escaping from the sitting room stove. Coal-gas is like the prefumes of India," compared with the breath of a person afflicted with catarrh, but among many other symptoms the sense of smell is often deadened, so the sufferer is uncon scious of the offensiveness of his presence. Why any one will endure such a painful dangerous and offensive disease, when Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy will cure the most stubborn case, is one of the many mysteries The proprietors are so confident of the success of this Catarrh Remedy, that they offer to forfeit $500 for any case of catarrh teuy cannot cure. It would be suicide for their remedy, for them to make this offer, unless they understood its exact powers. "Caatorla Is so well adapted to children that I recommend it as superior to any prescription known to me." H. A. Archer, M. D., Ill So. Oxford St., Brooklyn. N. T. "The use of 'Castoria is so universal and Its merits so well known that it seems a work of supererogation to endorse it. Few are the intelligent families who do not keep Castoria within easy reach." Carlos Martyn, D.D., New York City, late Pastor Bloomingdale Bef ormed Church. Castoria cures Colic, Constipation, Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea. Eructation, Kills Worms, gives sleep, and promo"' gestion. Without injurious medication. ' For several years I have recommenced your ' Castoria, ' and shall always continue to do so as it has invariably produced beneficial results." Edwin F. Pardee. M. D., " The Winthrop," J 25th Street and 7th Ave., New York City. Thk Centattb Company, 77 JIdrray Street, New Tors. 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Very Tr-uly, SouthBrlantTs New York Bargain Store- OUE display of all kinds of FURNITURE is the grandest ever shown in Eastern Carolina. We buy in car load lots and sell at the" LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES When you buy of us you can rest assured that the same could nobet bought cheaper. WE MEAN WHAT WE SAY. Come to see itX We will convince you that you can save money by buying of U&. Very Respectfully, R0YALL & BORDEN, WestGentreStreet Goldsboro, N, C. Branch house in FayettevilL;.