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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
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.
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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"'
Without injurious medication.
' For several years I have recommenced
your ' Castoria, ' and shall always continue to
do so as it has invariably produced beneficial
Edwin F. Pardee. M. D.,
" The Winthrop," J 25th Street and 7th Ave.,
New York City.
Thk Centattb Company, 77 JIdrray Street, New Tors.
Shoe - from 25 cts to f 5 a pair, worth from $4 to $G.J
Hats froni 25 cts to $3, worth a great deal more money .J
500 Dozen collars and cuffs from 8 to 124 cts, worth from 124 to 20 cts.
White Shirts from 48 ct3 to 1.25.
Job lot White Shirts, size 14 only, 50 cts, worth 75.
Corsets from 24 cts up.
Clark's spool cotton. 6 spools for 25 cts. Kerr's cotton 4 cts.
Brainer & Armstrong's silk 8 cts, twist 2i. Ball thread 1 ct aball.
Bleached goods, Sea Island goods, etc, at bottom prices.
Dress goods at -educed prices. -Tinware
and crockery low down.
Table oil cloth 23 cts; North Carolina plaids 4 cts.
' Buggy harness and saddlery at reduced mices.
Our unbreakable whips only 20 cts.
- Good tobacco 25 cts lb. Good coffee 17i cts, Starch5cts lb.
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"
When you buy of us you can rest assured that the same could nobet
bought cheaper.
Come to see itX We will convince you that you can save money by
buying of U&. Very Respectfully,
Goldsboro, N, C.
Branch house in FayettevilL;.

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