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CAUCASIAN. VOL. XVI. ,.i Y Vy ' i mad 3 is cow. rde- " ..4 THE "CLARA NEVADA" LOST THE DEHOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN National Chairmen Issue an -Address to the Silver Men of Their Parties- THEY FAVOR CO-OPERATION Of .Hit,, Hlsnet.ll.,, t. Ovrthr.w th. O.I4 Rl.-D.e, ,ol iqulrmButrmmtl. f Tmtt, Coa!!!,..-. Mm4 ( AbB. ou rarty-But (Tally far Uaas to Ualn Vl.in.. IIKMOCRATIO ADDKKML kipBwVEOfLI: Thestrrrenderof! CatB Of thn . t v 7 "era ana mo nopoly is t last complete. Tbei pioseut auminiBtratinn rxili.sl I o.wii"u ui iuo uuiuunn . . . ,7. . I i,r.-i . . Ilel 10 DOW I entertained thn U ...n h JT; I flmes until they completely enveloped r-..vu auuuRi lOHTAnlinn r H I . . I snuttinar out from Common -nney will b tively scarcer than it that it is intended that under th on. eration of the bill it will be "easier ?g gold than lawful montv. D a ' 1 1 a. J ' ractlCailV a 1 Of the mono in tU. I 1... . .u IUD nanus or iue people now, as the see- V- J aii,,nc'y admits, is silver, chu fly in the form of silver certifl- r ... Ane Towed purpose of the ouj is to make it hereafter more dif Hcult to jret these than paid. "The Monetary Commission, ' se lected by the Executive, (lammitu of a self-constitated Indianapolis ouBTeniioD, wnich assembled for the express purpose of establishing" the kvju nauuara, nave also made a re port and promulgated a bill, the po- isions.of which are so strikingly like I the propositions of the Secretary of U T . . . I mo xreasary. in an material partic- uiara, mm io suggest mat tney were compared and harmonized before Inscription fib In Kteamar Keealljr WrMk4 XCTOklA. B. C. Feb. 15 The Clara Nevada, a Hoe steel steamer, of Seattle, nas been lost about flrtv mi ea north of Juneau. Alaska, with her crew and forty passengers. The Nevada left Urea and Skaa-uav February 5th for Juoeau, homeward bound. When otl Seward City she encountered a heavy gaie, ana was in arrest distress when she entered Beroer Bay, evidently for me purpose of seeking shelter. Citi zens of Seward, from the dock, saw the distressed vessel battling with the wind and waves, but could lend no as sistance. In the words of Georee Beck and wife, two of the spectators on the dock, the scene is described as follows : The vessel was bucking: a stroosr head of wind and made little, if any. progress, aometblog apparently being wrong witn ner engines. The waves at times orem ninnintr mnimtnim either was given to the public. Thisl high, and in occasional glances of the report and bill are somewhat more I vessel to be bad by us, we saw that she bold in the aMArtinn nf thA nnrnn.. w on Are. A high wind fanned the RALEIGH, N.C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1898. SOMETHING ABOUT ATTORNEYS' FEES. P BUTLER IN MINNEAPOLIS. FOREST FIRES NAtlNfi. IS U a.l f-r r.-4... bat Iteeeet Ce-ortlt."1l. MI4I-1. ReeAe Oaly la a 1 ktwS. Mixxurou. Minn, Feb. 15. Sen ator Marian Butler and ex-Senator DaBoi arrived here today to attend the Populut ccierevce mat begins to-morrow. Senator Itutler said the BUrte fi tart isr A THE IJAlliE ACCIDEIIT. tr nri i r r-v . I vo-morrt eanv riiiv inousana uoiiars paia uut -to bring abo-t rot fU..oo. " b it "hoi for Assistance to Three Democratic Attorney-Generals. luonis to promote bi.tn.n;-m u I ff u suver aoiiars snail not human life on board. formulated and sent to CnnoI.. - I -rearrI.be 00lnel; that standard a tremendous report, dui, tne lead ne nnmnu. -.u:-u I"":" a" D reaeemea mi pioaing, was neard, accompanied by a view any signs of Then there was as of boilers ex- the Honorable Treasury avows shall iBSIhauaft.. v.- : l. Congress (fold; that the silver bullion on hand! brilliant Hash, and when next we 1 at nrARABt ahall ha mrA n I looked for OOmmit the I that JJI... t.. I was sinking nlowlv nut of siht" ww mmm w UVIiaiO Uia W HO 1UC1 LS91A I " f3 Secretary la llt country more thorouirbJr to the aoM "'Aer 01Iar8. ma7 ba elted standard" The innnt.,.. T" rj l""wu DU 80"i nuiiion. we are . , $ 4 . ' ivt iiwtjuiY-iour veari. hon v,. oughly committed to this standard, partly by law and partly by the usurpations of the e secutive branch of the government, that it effects are seen and felt on every hand: wages are rednced; work is harder to get; the weight or: debt is doubled; the value of land and other property is reduced one-half or more, until the lives of the people are made bit ter with hard bondage." It is cer tainly not in theinterest of human ity to have thi8oondition of things mmu taoronffn)y establiaJbed. The continued rise in the value of gold, which is the same, nhing, the continued fall in prices, must inevit ably transfer the property of all these engaged in active business, the actual creators of wealth, wheth er by hand, brain or eapital, to those who, aroiding the risk and efforts of active business, only draw interest. The increase of 145 per cent in the value of money, caused by its increasing scarcity, from 1180'J to 184U, as admitted by leading advo cates of the gold standard found expression at that time in extremely low prices and conditions of unpar alleled distress. The discovery of gold and silver in extraordinary quantities, and in the volume of me tallic money resulting therefrom, relieved this distress, and brought in its stead wonderful prosperity. Prices rose, business flourished, pro ducers prospered, all were happy. Substantially this condition would have continued if the both precious metals had been allowed to remain in use as money, because they were being found in nearly sufficient quantities to increase the vol ume in money in proportion to the - development of business. A wicked conspiracy, however, de prived one of them of the money function. This was done with the deliberate purpose of rais ing the valueof theother by rendering the supply of metallic money relatively scarcer as com pared with the demand. From the hour of the consummation of this crime mankind has suffered com mercial disaster and social distress in almost constantly increasing -measure. Just in proportion to the crowth of arts and civilization and the expansion of commerce, business and industry, the inadequacy of the volume of gold is felt, its scarcity is emphasized, its value increased. The repression of life and happi ness, which is inseparable from a long course of declining prices, has now checked development and if continued, will ultimately stifld civ ilization. An eminent American, President Andrews, of Brown Uni varaitv. some vears aeo said: "Oar national debt on September 1, 1865, was two and three quarter billions; it could then have been paid off with eighteen million bales of cotton, or twenty-five million tons of bar iron. When it had been reduced to a bill ion and a quarter, thirty million bales of cotton, or thirty million tons of iron would have been re quired to pay it. In other words, which a nominal shrinkage of about assured that the notes of the banks 'cannot fail to be safe." "because being based npon all the resources of 4L. 1 I . 1 . . .uo uqk8 issuing tnem, tney are based upon the whole business of the country." Certainly no bank will be come liable for the notes issued bv . 1 a a ..... anotner bang over which it has no control or supervision; hence this scheme most contemplate the estab lishment of somo central bank au thority, having the absolute control of the issue of all paper money a great Dans: trust, pool, or syndicate, witn powers such as not man has ev- er Derore naa tne anaacity to sug gest. This committee has called up on commercial bodies all over the country to assemble and endorse tneir report, xnus, tne people are put upon full notice of what is intend ded, and of the means of its ac complishment. To Silfla fraa Opinion. Considering all this, is it any won der that the "Spectator," one of the great English newspapers, should say as it did some months since : "Be ing audacious beyond any old world experience, the great capitalists of America are determined to capture free opinion and to prevent criticism. They subsidize pulpits, they buy the press, they seat their well-paid at torneys in the United States Senate, and at length they stretch their hands over the colleges, which it is easy to capture by examples of gen erosity. Thus their design is to pre vent any effective action which shall in any way weaken their authority or undermine their position. Their object cannot be mere wealth mak ing, for they alreaay enjoy the wealth beyond the dreams of avarice. Apparently their intention is first to convert the United States into a pow erful oligarchy over other lands. It is reserved for the "free" west to dismiss from academic service tried and competent teachers at the bid ding of rings of millionaires who will not hear one single criticism or ques tioning of the justice or necessity of the doings, or of the character and tendency of the trusts they have brailt up with land at the expense of the public. The divine right of kings is to be succeeded by the divine right of millionaires, who are to run Hlu Wlllard Dead. Miss Francis E. Willard, the tem perance reformer died in .New York last Friday. The remains will be taken to Kvanston, 111. A GREAT MEETING IN MINNESOTA. BUTLER, DUBOIS AND WEAVER SPEAK TO OVER 4,000 PEOPLE. a leaner Beta jrrom Bryan Favorloe a Oo-operatlon of all Opposed to tha Gold Standard and Monopoly Hole All for n Honorable Co. operation Will Carry the Statf . Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 17,1898 Editor Caucasian : Yesterday was a great day for Minnesota. This State has long been a Republican strong bold. The monopolies and combines have complete domination. But the people will noon rule. This is what the great meeting here on yesterday means. Senator Butler, chairman of the People's Party National Commit tee, General Weaver, and ex-Senator Dubois representing the Silver Repub licans all spoke. They all spoke for an honorable co-operation. Mr. Bry an s letter favoring a co-operation of the Populists, silver Republicans and suver democrats on lair terms was read. The audience was composed of representative men of three organiza tions. They cheered the speakers en thusiastically. rne l'opuiist mate convention was called for June 15th. It is generally concluded that Hon. John Linch, silver Republican, will be nominated by all for governor. There is a whole State ticket, seven Congressmen and one U. S. Senator at stake and the foundation is now laid for victory. I BUTLER CALLS IT TREACHERY. honorable co-operation.' lie did not think the so-railed middle-of-the-roader, who was oar i a thousand, would stand out against it. The situation io Minnesota is so simi lar to that in many other Wetere States that the decision of the State conference will be looked upon as forming a precedent for action. m ivr ports iron. Wtltamctoa laat vk '"W m IOfat flrva reo raiaa Ii that ami and that tb atnoto t th cuy wr Bil4 with oa . neavy forest 0'e are ragtag ia Kooesva cauat v. Tbo trratU r tb I -ra south of Lumber rtvtr on Yedkla Valley burned, arresting Metis booed pasengvr trams. Tto Bre have crttae ed the creek and are beadle for Max- toe. The Are is ia full view of tte A COURT OF NAVAL lAOniRY town and much aoiiety is felt foe the I 1 layUlttl safety of the town and iseaed'atel Lilt of Death Xnabm 268 &&4 UoBtj Lou Etlixsatf d at $4,000,000. erything, including the American Senate and the conscience and intel. leot of university professors. It is none of our duty to say how the American people shall deal with the portentious growth of that money power which overshadows the insti tutions of the republic. But we think that the rich men of America are re vealing such a deadly plot against all genuine public freedom that un less we are mistaken, the opening years of the new century will witness an outburst in the west which will amaze the civilized world." In view of the great principles in volved, and of the danger so close at hand, we urge the people everywhere to arouse themselves, and at once to take steps to save themselves and their children from the fetters now being openly forged to bind them. In recent years there have been a number of instances of Congression- Semator From North Carolina, However, Doesnt Think War Will Follow. Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 1G. Sen ator Butler, of North Carolina, now in Minneapolis attending the session of ev-1 the Populist State Convention, is in clined to view the loss of the Maine as the result of treachery. "The act of blowing up a vessel in that manner would appeal to many of the Spaniards as a noble deed, and the author would be a hero," be said, "but of course, the Spanish government has no connection with it." "Will it precipitate war? No; hard ly. If it ia shown that explosion was not accidental, the Spanish govern ment would be in duty bound to dis avow any connection with it, and pun ish the author or authors in a sum manner." fifty-five per cent had taken place in al districts where the advocates ofj ft. a. . : a. ww Aaori vasi ins rvfiiii ami 1111 iiiiiiiiii w wri n iisi v rr i w nil i tne aeDi, it nau, uiwom rir i - , .ihAf these two world's staples, numbered by their opponents and -n- h.n nTrred bv same fiftv where, nevertheless, by a failure to " I unite and act together; friends of the AithnncrK more than half the prin ciple of this enormous debt and every cent of accumulated interest had been paid by the labor of the United Sates, the holders of the bonds still hold a claim for more of the labor of the people than they held before these enormous pay ments had been even begun. This cruel confiscation of the lives and liberty of the laboring millions of this country is the most stupendous erim that haslbeen committed in the annals of civilization. Unless a government "of the people, by the people and for the people" has per Luma tmm the earth, surely the present boldly avowed scheme, not only to continue, but to increase these evils, will not be permitted. In addition to this purpose of more thoroughly establishing the gold standard, the plan of the adminis tration is to retire the paper money of the government, to issue gold bonds, and to increase the power, privileges and profits of national banks. .... I tn vild snv nrincinle: but The retirement ot inn gVTUiuiu - . . j reauce tne vi . mAiMf mnst pF iTif ' .,i ,:i the ume oi eircuiww Secretary admits that the contrac tion of the currency would be more ruinous in two years than interest on a like amount of bonds for forty iear. would be, he calmly informs us that the national banks will prob ably ioe a sufficient amount of money to prevent this enormous amount of suffering. . . The national banks are not to be .adeem their note a in dTbat itfU arranged that ; the United States government shall do gold standard have been successful. Thus, as the result of a personal or partisan wrangle, the cause of truth and justice has been overshadowed, the interests of humanity ignored and the greatest good to the government subordinated to an ignoble strife. If we are in earnest we must have har mony amongst ourselves. If there should be those who would divide us let them be summarily and emphati- callv rebuked by the people, who have none but high and patriotic motives. As to the bold declaration of the administration in favor of the gold standard, no sincere bimetallist can ever again, by his vote or influence, give aid or encouragement to the Ke publican party. - The issue is joined; we cannot avoid it if we would. Either the friends of bimetallism or the advo cates of the gold standard, trusts and monopoliea must succeed. Who is not for us is against ns. We are asking no man to abandon his party or change his politics; we ak no one in this crreat contest we do appeal to all good men to atand solidly together for liberty and humanity, and strike down for ever this conspiracy of gold and monopoly. Signed) James K. Jones, Chairman Dem. Nat. Com. A STRANGE "APOLOGY" The Still 8 tranter Satisfaction of Presl dent McKlnley. We congratulate the President upon his perfect satisfaction with one "apol ogy" of Spam, it remainds one or an incident in Jngnsn History, two cockneys were walking in the Strand One of them said : i say, 'Array i iora Heldon noticed me yesterday !" " 'E did. did .e," replied the other, "what did 'is lordship say to you ?" " 'K said nothink whatever; !'e bonley kicked me!" The moral of this tale is in the application of the same. However, Mr. Mclvinley is amply satisfied and is hapny to regard the incident as closed. He only needs to apologize to Spain for the Maine eisopde, and the sky of in ternational relations will be as clear as Rothschild, J. P.Morgan and associates would like to see it. Washington Times Soma Faw reeU A neat the "Howl" af the D tu ocrat 1c Machine Jooraallam About the Employment of Coanael In Certain Cases A Partial Kecerd ef P Vlons Admtstrelton Mow Let the Howl Continue. Jtr. Among the "rows" which this Dem ocratic machine journalism has tried to raise during the past year, ia one about the payment of fees to attorneys who have been employed by the Gov ernor to represent me state in cer tain cases. Of course it is clear that nearly all the services rendered to the present State administration by at torneys have been in connection with the effort of the administration to compel foreign corporations doing bus-1 mess in the State to become amenda ble to State laws, to modify or nullify the terms of the "fraudulent 99 year lease" and to prevent exorbitant charges and extortion by railroad com bines and monopolies, mere nas been nothing else, of consequence, before the present administration that re quired legal advice and counsel to any great extent. Weil, the employment of couusel in these cases has been made the "basis" of a great bowl, by the Dem machine journalism, ot extravagance of spend ing the peoples money in employing "rabbit hunting" lawyers and all oth er sorts of tommy-rot. They are try ing to make political capital out of paying attorneys for services &o. Now, as a matter of fact, this Dem machine journalism doesn't care a snap about tbe expense in this matter. They are mad because something like a gen uine, honest fight is being made by Governor Russell against that big fraud viz : "the Democratic 99 year lease," and unjust charges by foreign railroad combines and other corpora tions. They are the servants of these combines, and a part of their business and service is to fight and denounce any man or men who opposes tbe en croachments and oppression of said combines and corporations. Now let us make this clear. It is stated above that the Dem machine journalism does not care anything about the "expense" of employing at torneys. If they mn care for tbe ex pense for tbe squandering of the peo ples money as they are pleased to term it, they would not confine their "bowl" to what is being done now. Not If they bad the least shade of honesty in the matter, they would howl about tbe expense of "extra counsel" heretofore made in cases not half so important to tbe people as those cases now pending. Did you ever see or near of a Dem machine paper making any criticism of any fee heretofore paid to attorneys and lawyers? Did any one of them ever tell how much was being paid out by the Democratic administra tions for extra legal counsel? Not much. They are too sneaky and cow ardly for that. Well, since they have raised a "row" it is time that the people knew some thing of the previoug extravagance, squandering &c, and below is given a partial record ot now tne public money has heretofore been given to lawyers for extra legal counsel. We have not space to enumerate tne services lor which this money was paid, but any body who will make a full investiga tion might think that some pretty heavy fees have been paid for some very trivial cases. But here are tbe figures : EXTRA LEGAL. SERVICES TO THE AT-I TORNEY-GKN BRALS. Fiscal Tear ending; Sept. 30, 1877. 1877 Paid to RF Armfield, $ 450 00 Paid to John H Dillard, 100 00 Paid to W N H Smith, 100 00 Paid to Strong & Smith, 1,500 00 Paid to D G Fowle, 500 00 Paid to John Gatling, 250 00 Paid to A C Avery, 200 00 Paid to Tbos Ruff in, 50 00 Flaeal Wear, Eadla Sept. 30 1HH3. 182 Dec. Paid to Dillard A Morde- 183 Nov. cal, PaidtoThos. Kufllo, $ 200 00 2.V) (10 Amount for 133, I 450 00 Fiscal Tear Kadlos: Mov. '. ISK4. 184 Jane Paid to WS Mason S 3O000 Paid to Tbos. Kufllo, 250 00 Nov. Paid to Pace & Holding, 150 0O Amount for 1334, $ 7u0 00 Fiscal Tear Eadlaa Hot, SO, 1883. June Paid to Battle & Mordecai, $5O0 00 raia to uranam & Kufflo, 500 00 Aug. Paid to W A Gash, loo 00 Feb. May June Oct. Amount for 1SS5, $1,100 00 FUcal Tear Kadlec Nov. 30, 1H8G. Paid to Jno Gatling $ Paid to Battle & Mordecai Paid to Battle & Mordecai Paid to Graham &. Ruflio, Paid to Battle'&Mordecai Paid to Keade, Busbee A Busbee, 100 00 150 00 300 00 300 00 500 00 100 00 SHUF0RD AN0 KITCHEN PR0TEST. era fer Faater Stall Bet Ice. Wjshixotoji, Feb. 15. Repreenta- tives Sbuford and Kitchen, of North Carolina; Lamb, of Virginia, and Kle berg, of Iexas, appeared before Ibe Uouse Commute; on Postaffices and Postroads this moroinjr and stroosrlv objected toa continuance of the special subsidy of $lW5,0s paid tbe Southern Railway for carrying thr mails. Although the l'ostoffice Department has repeatedly urged that tbe pavmrnt of tbe subsidy to the Soutr-eru cease. and Committees on Postoftices and Postroads have heretofore omitted the item from tbe appropriation bill, the House has always voted it bark into tbe bill. The advocates of tbe item declare it secures a faster mail service for the South Atlantic States, its op ponents believing otherwise. Amount for 188, $1,450 00 Fiscal YearfEndlDt; Nov. 30, 1887. 1880 Deo. Paid to RuflinA Graham, $ 500 00 Paid to Battled Mordecai, 500 00 18S7 Mar. Paid to C M Busbee, 120 00 June Paid to RZ Linney, 25 00 July Paid to E F Lovill, 25 00 Paid to Battle & Mordecai, 200 00 THE TAR HEELS IN WASHINGTON. SOME NOTE OF WHAT THE POPULIST DELEGATION IS DOING AND SAYING. Sliuford U righting a Crab of SllMl.OOU bv the Southern-Strowd Is Telling of the Meanneiti of the Itankruntey 11111 Movements of .Some North Caro'inlan. Paid to Battle & Raffia. Aug. Paid to Battle & Morde oai, Paid to Batcbelor & Dev ereux, . Paid to Batchelor & Dev ereux, Paid to R. F. Armfield, Oct. Paid to C M Cooke, 200 00 222 80 223 30 30 00 25 00 20 00 Amount for 1887, $2,090 10 Fiscal Tear Endlns Nor. 3U, 1888. 1887 Dec. Paid to Howard & Martin, $ 50 00 Paid to Batcbelor & Dev ereux, 25 00 1888 Mar. Paid to Graham & Ruflln, 100 00 Paid to Battle & Morecai, 100 00 June Paid to C M Busbee, 200 00 Aug. Paid to R H Battle, . 25 00 Amount for 18SS, $500 00 Fiscal Tear Ending Nov, 30, 188. 188S Paid to C H Armfield, $ Paid to Battle & Mordeoai, Dec 1889 Apr. Oct. Nov. 50 00 50 00 Paid to F H Busbee, 35 00 Paid to W A Dunn, 50 00 Paid to F H Busbee, 20 00 Paid to R H Battle, 281 00 Paid to Reade, Busbee & Busbee, 400 00 Paid to Batchelor it Dev- ereux, 100 00 Amount for 1889, $980 00 Fiscal fear Ending Nov. 30. 180O. 1889 Dec. Paid to Spier Wbitaker, $ 200 00 Paid to Armfield & Tur ner, 100 00 Paid to SG Ryan, 100 00 1890 Mar. Jan Feb. July. Paid to F H Busbee, 10 00 Paid to F U Busbee, 15 00 Paid to S G Ryan, 150 00 Paid to Battled; Mordecai.2,000 00 Paid to Graham & Ruflln, 2 00000 Apr. Paid to S G Ryan, 57 00 July Paid to Batcbelor & Dev- ereux, 85 00 Paid to Fuller & Snow, 50 00 Aug. Paid to Battle & Morde cai, 101 39 Paid to Armfield & Tur ner, 125 00 Oct. Paid to Fuller & Snow, 215 00 Paid to N J Rouse, 25 00 Nov. Paid to Batcbelor & Dev- ereux, 100 00 Amount for 1S77, $3,150 00 Fiscal Tear ending Sept. 30, 1878. 1877 Deo. Paid to D. G. Fowle, $ 500 00 1878 Jan. Paid to J. M. McCorkle, 50 00 Paid to J M Leach, 250 00 Paid to J H Merrimon, 100 00 Amount for 1878, Fiscal Tear Ending Sept. $900 00 30, 1879, 1879 Jan. ADDRESS. Silver Bepubli- REPUBLICAN The paper of the cans is as follows: The cunning plans of the benefici aries of the gold standard, and the advocates of monopoly are fast near incr completion. They need but to Southern Cotton Still Oparatlves. Atlanta Constitution. One of the favorite criticism which the New England cotton manufac turers bring to bear upon the indus trial situation in the South is that labor in this section fails to come up to the requisite standard of intelli gence, neatness, and efficiency. Nothing could be further from the truth. There may have been a time when the labor employed in our Southern cotton mills was not of the most approved character, due to the extreme poverty which prevailed throughout this section during the ardurous days which immediately followed the late war between the States: but to charge that the labor employed in the Southern cotton mills at the present time is incom petent is to plead total ignorance of the industrial conditions wnicu ex ist to-day in this section. Oar North' era and Eastern friends should dis abuse their minds of a theory which was only partially true some fifteen or twenty years ago, and which to day is wholly and absolutely untrue. That tbe blood should perform its vital functions, it is absolutely neces sary it should not only be pure but rich in life-giving elements. These! results are the best effected by tbe use of that well-known standard blood- purifier, Ayer's Sarsaprilla. Feb. Apr, Paid to G N Folk & R F Armfield, $ 200 00 Paid to Smith & Strong, 200 00 Paid to Battle & Morde cai, 250 00 Paid to Moore & Gatling, 250 00 Paid to T P Devereux. 250 00 Paid to Gilliam & Gatling, 500 00 Amount for 1890, $5,283 39 Fiscal Tear Endlns; Nor. 30, 1801. 1890 Dec. Paid to Battle & Morde- Mordecai, $ 100 00 1891 Mar. Paid to R T Gray. 150 00 Paid to Tbos. H Sutton, 100 00 Apr. Paid to F H Busbee. 60 00 June Paid to Batchelor & Devereux. 100 00 July Paid to Battle & Morde cai, 40 00 Aug. Paid to A M Waddell, 300 00 Paid to John Devereux, 75 00 Paid to Armistead Jones, 25 00 Sept. Paid to S G Ryan, 100 00 Paid to A M Waddell, 100 00 Oct. Paid to S G Ryan, 200 00 Nov. Paid to Geo. V. Strong, 61 00 Paid to S G Ryan, 100 00 Paid to A M Lewis, 250 00 Paid to Thos P Devereux, 250 00 June Paid to ThosP Devereux, 100CO Paid toEW Thompson. 50 00 July Paid to Thos P Devereux, 150 001 Aug Paid to Thos P Devereux, 60 00 Amount for 1891, $ 1,711 00 Fiscal Tear Ending Nor. 30, 1803. 1891 Dec. Paid to A rm field & Tur ner, Amount for 1879, $2,510 00 1892 Jan. $ 50 00 w. " "r - , ....ha.lnirdona 1U w r " ." u" " . " bo on aemano j auu, ..' - . win one more vwwry w wcums a- ao the government must do preme, and be able to defy the sov- . here the national banks reimburse iMty of tne people for genera- it In "any kind of legal tender Uong The policy of the Republican money, at the option ox tne L ..viw told that lawful (Continued on 4th page) Fiscal Tear Ending Sept. 30, 1880 1S79 Oct. Paid to Thos P Deve- ereux, $ 100 00 Paid to Gilliam & Gatling, 500 00 Paid to Thomas Strange, 100 00 Paid to John Devereux, 25 00 Paid to S G Ryan, 65 00 Paid to S G Ryan, 35 00 Paid to Battle & Devereux. 50 00 Dec. Dec. 1880 Aug. Paid to F H Busbee, Paid to w s Mason, Paid to W W Peebles, Paid to D G Fowle, 30 00 150 00 75 00 250 00 $1,105 00 Amount for 1880, Fiscal Tear Kadlec Sept. 30, 1881, 1880 Nov. Paid to A M Lewis. $ 250 00 Paid to Mason & Devereux,150 00 Paid to R T Merrick, 500 00 Paid to A M Lewis, 100 00 Feb. Mar. June R O Burton, 100 00 July Paid to John D Bellamy, 250 00 Aug. Paid to S G Ryan, 150 00 Sept. Paid Batchelor & Deve reux, 20 00 Oct. Paid to Armistead Jones, 2.500 00 Paid to Busbee A Busbee, 2,500 00 Paid to Busbee A Busbee, 100 00 $5,945 00 30, 1893. Dec. 1881 Jan. Paid to Thos. Ruffin, 100 00 Paid to Thomas N Hill, 75 00 Amount for 1881, $ 1,325 00 Sept. 30. 188. Fiscal Tear Ending 1881 Paid to RS Davis, Oct. 1882 Jan. Feb. $ 250 00 Don't Tobsreo Spit ami Smoke Year life Away. To quit tobacco easily and forever, be mag netlc. full of life, nerve and vigor take No-To- Bao. tfye wonder-worker, that makes weak men strong. All druggists, 50c or CI. Cureguaran teed. Booklet and sample free. Address Sterling Remedy Co. , Chicago or Maw York- Paid to John W Graham, 250 00 Paid to Merrimon A Fuller 600 00 Mar. Paid to Daniel G Fowle, 300 00 Apr. Paid to J H Dillard, 200 00 May. Paid to John W Graham, 600 00 Aug. Paid to F H Busbee, 400 Amount for 1892, Fiscal Tear Ending Nov 1892 Dec. Paid to AW Haywood, $ 100 00 1893 Jan. Paid to John H Small, 50 00 Mar Paid to R O Burton. 3,925 02 June Paid to C M Busbee, 600 00 Sept. Paid to n G Ryan, 3,000 00 Oct. Paid to F H Busbee, 23 75 Amount for 1893, $ 7,603 77 Fiscal Tear Eadtag Her. 30. 1894. 1893 Dec Paid to A W Haywood, 1894 Mar. Paid to W W Zacbary AJC Prltchsrd, Sept. Paid to W R Allen, paid to u Basbee, Amount for 1894, $ 75 00 60 00 100 00 250 00 1475 00 Amount for 1882, $2,400 1 (Coi. inued on 2nd page) Washintos, D. C-, Feb. 19. The Populist members of the Senate and House have been very active in matters of legislation during tbe past week. Their votes are always recorded in favor of all good legislation. Sen ator Harris, of Kansas, who is a most excellent gentleman, earnest worker and sagacious stateman, introduced in tbe Senate a resolution of inquiry as to the status of the Pacific Railroad question, which resolution, precipitat ed a spirited discussion. The resolut ion in amended form passed the Senate. It is as follows: "Resolved. That tbe Attorney Gen eral is directed to inform tbe Senate if he has authorized tbe abandonment of any intention to redeem the first mortgage bonds issued by tbe Union Pacific Railroad Company eastern di vison, now tbe Kansas Pacific division of the Union Pacific Railway, and to ask a postponement of tbe sale thereof for tbe appoinment of a receiver therefor in tbe in terest of tbe government of tbe United States, and also if be has authorized an agreement by which said property is to be sold for tbe face value of tbe subsidy bonds resulting in a loss to the government of tbe amount of six million, six hundred and twenty-four thousand and seven dollars; and if the government has agreed not to be a bidder at said sale." Hon. A. C. Sbuford, (Pop. N.C , ) is making an active fight against tbe amendment to one of the appropria tion bills, giving a bonus of $196,000 to the Southern railroad for the purpose of increasing (?) the mail facilities of tbe South. Mr. Sbuford is a good fighter, and in his contention against tbe subsidy is abundantly justified by tbe faots, to show that the extra amount appropriated does not increase the mail facilities. On being inter viewed relative to tbe matttr be said: "The$liH.(X0 subtidy for extra mail facilities for tbe South ia a bonus pure and simple" and he says further more that he is "prepared to prove that this additional appropriation has not added an additional train or facili tated tbe delivery of tbe mails in the least in the South." Senator Allen introduced a resolu tion to investigate tbe cause of the ex plosion of tbe Maine" in tbe llavana harbor. It provoked a very lively de bate. There seems to be a disposition on tne part of Congress not to act has tily in the matter, but to await an in vestigation by the avy Department. Senator Pritcbard has been very sick indeed, and was compelled to undergo a very painful operation, lie Is, how ever, much better now, though not en tirely restored to health. JohnT. Williams, of North Caro lina, has been appointed Consul to Sierra Leaone, Africa. Dr. George T. Winston, former Pres ident of the University of North Caro lina, now President of tbe University of Texas, was in tbe city last week io tbe interest 01 tbe University, in con versation witb Dr Winston be in formed this writer that be is highly pleased with bis present home and surroundings, but North Carolina is still very dear to bim. Other States, in some respects, are ahead of tbe "Old North State," but "after all," said be, "North Carolina psodccks miw!" Mrs.R. R. Cotten was in tbe city last week working in tbe interest of a "training school" to be . established by tbe government. She was accompan ied by ber oaugbter, Mrs. Timberlake, of Raleigh. The Populists in the House will vote against the Bankruptcy bilL Congressman Strowd on being asked what be thought of the Bankruptcy bill now pending in the House, said: "Tbe Judiciary Committee of tbe House has reported this bill as a sub stitute for the Nelson bill that pased the Senate at the extra session of Con gress, and there are, in my judgement many objectiorable features embodied in tbe Uonse bill. First among these objections is tbe unvoluntary feature which enables the creditor to force at least one-baif of tbe country Into bankruptcy, who under a just and proper financial system could pay their debts and work their way to honorable competence and independence, where as, if their property were forced on the marked under existing financial con ditions, they would not realize one fourth of its value- that is to say, ev erv man who owes debts to tbe amount of one-f ourt b of bis assets is com plet el j at tbe mercy of bis creditors. One oth er objection is tbe tremendous power It gives tbe creditors in different states over tbe debtors owing to tbe fact tbat these claims have to be settled in tbe Federal Courts This would work a great hardship on tbe debtors on ac count of tbe great distance tbey would have to travel to attend these courts, and one other reason is tbat i am no- alterably ooDoeed to increasing tbe power ana jurisdiction or tne r eoerai courts. I shall, therefore, cheerfully vote against tbe pending measure. With some slight modifications I won id support tne Kelson Dim peno farm houses. The wind is ter- rifiic. A correspondent to the Wilmington Star from Hamlet, feb. 1. writee. Tbe forest fire which broke out be re Moo day moraiogare still raging, having swept over a large portloa of Kirk)- mond and adjoining coentiee. A great deal of timber and fences have been burned and several small dwelllnsrs ia this section of the cvnaty. A great fumun 01 me town 01 iiasniet raase near being burned last sight by flying spark. 1 he smoke ia very deeae aad the high winds yesterday made it Im possible to control tbe fire. WAKsskoao, Feb. 16. Yesterday af ternoon the wind blew at a great veloc ity, increasing at nightfall into a regu lar gale, and it was a wonder that half of the country waa not berned to ashee. In every direction large forest Bres could be seen. Strange to say. with all tbe lire, there waa but Utile damage done, barring the loss of two or three hundred cords of wood. From Kayettville Observer.) The tale of tbe forest Urea which surrounded this city Tuesday night and yesterday bas been half told. I be loss in property and stork to our farmtrsis enormous some estimate it as high as f loo.nui. For twenty-four boura a semi-circle of fiie, extending from Flea Hill to 71st, raged with cyclonic force on border line of Croa Creek Township fcr miles and miles. Ten boosts were bnrned here. Mr. John McCormick's teamster got surrounded by fire and had to unhitch bis mules and fly for bis life, leaving the wagon and its contents to their fate. In parts of Little River, township tbe farmers saved their horse and mules by placing them in the middle of tbe creeks. It is told that one farmer missing bia pigs, found tbem after a search standing in a creek, having gone there of their own accord. Numerous instances are told where wild animals, 'possums, squirrels, rab bits, etc, sought refuge io reeidence. many 01 them with their hair singed off. waa Aees- PRESIDENT HANCOCK REMOVi 0. The Cover aer' la 'erase Hae Removal Freaa the Hoard of of the A. A N. C. R. R.. h ef his Directors Robert Hancock was Thursday re moved as a member of the Iljard ol Directors rf the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad by tbe Board of Internal Improvements. The meeting ot the board was held at tbe Executive office, and was at tended by Governor Russell, Charles A. Cook, of Warren, and J. C. L. Harris. The order of removal is effective February IT-Id, the da'e of tbe meet ing of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic and North Carolina Road in Newborn. The directors will then aslect a successor to Mr. Hancock. The Governor sent tbe following letter to Hancock, notifying bim ol the action ot tbe Board: "February 17. I8'J3. Mr. Robkrt IiAxroCa.', Newborn, N. C: Dkab Sir You are hereby noti fied that at a meeting ot the Bjard of Internal Improvement, consisting of the Governor, Hon. C. A. Cook, of Warren, and tbe Hoc. J. C. L. Harris, of Wake, this day beld. yon were removed as a member of the Board of Directors on tbe part of the State in and for the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company this order to take effect on and after the 22J day of February, 1898. "DaviilL. HrssiLL, President. "J. E. Alixaner, Secretary Board of Internal Improve ments." Tbe following letter the Governor has addressed to tbe Directors of the road: February 17,1893. "Gf.nti.em is: "Mr. Robert Hancock has this day been removed by this Bjard from his office as Director of tbe Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad on tbe part of the State this removal to take effect on tbe 221 day of February, 1898 this being tbe day on wbicb your Board cf Directors is to meet. This aetion is taken by the Board of Internal Improvements under the authority npon them conferred by section 3 of the amendment t tbe charter of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company. "It would seem that tbe removal of Mr. Hancock as a Director will operate as a removal from his offiee as President 01 yonr company. Bnt if yon concur in the aetion of the Board of Internal Improvements, it may be well for yon to pass an order of your Board dismissing him as President by virtue of powers grant ed to your Board by section 4 of the second article of By-Laws of your company. "Dasiel L. Bu&sell, "President. "J. E. Alexander, "Secretary Bjard Internal Improve ments. "To the Board of Directors of the Atlantic and North Carolina Rail road Company." A" laeeatleate la f Thoeght Thai the lt eteJ-Tae Beseem .t m tt Slaeeee A I m rij t. mt. eotea tts AaeeWae US- ltaTIMrMM MMf lwto ta sae Weee4. The destruction of lb tatted mat re battle-sh'p litis by aa rirUJu la the harbor ef llavas-a Teeday egat ha reea I tea. accurals g ! the fVl report. I a I he leaa el I w fVrer. r . Una at Jenkins and llegieeer Merrttt. seea.aad over l isatsj soyl Theceuee of the disaster ia wrapped le mystery. It was deritfrd teat eeseaty or more of I he wriee are saure er leas badly woeaoVd. Tweety-eiee ia Jured men are at the miliary tM).tai f Jao Aranroaio. itiny-ei are brief cared fur en the f.iy ut VTashiegteei. aad a ecore more are eratlerrd afreet ia the Alfonso ho (h tat. in eaaila ry headquarter, aad ahoard the f-e. ish cruiser Alfonso Ml. All bet 8te of th erncer. and a nun. her f the men were enl to Key Ht a thel ivette. the rassihtvT orikio tstsi. Th first aeoounreoseat cf the disas ter was coupled with a general belief In tbe public mind thai tbesh p. while anchored la tbe tartar, tad been blown up by deliberate design. Ibisfrelleg was given in or and snore currency by tbe statements of the sClreri la the Navy Department, who did a heel tat to eapree this opt a ion. while la Congress many Senators and Member were equally oolspoken la declaring that under no eimimstanr- could the eiplosion have occurred tbroogb acci dent, and tbat at beet ite coincidence of destruction in Cuban water was suspicious. In fact, this sentiment was ee wide spread tbat it was deemed het Thurs day to mak public a semi-official state ment from the W hite House, making it clear that the President believed that th destruction of tbe Maine was' an overt act. It was admitted tbat tbe accident was inexplicable, but tbe be lief I hat it was an accident was rrar ba siled In unmistakable words, neocenes taatttaa air. Nsw Yoa 1, Feb. it. Tte foUowir.g instruction have been cabled to Mi Clara Barton, President of the Amer ican Red Croae, now at I las ana : "Save neither trouble ner expense to render every possible aistatie to our wounded sailors. Mis Barton and ber corps .f Red Cms aids are available for immediate service io Lebalf of I bote injured by the explosion on the battleship Maioe. Their organisation aad the rUd Cro temporary hospital will doubt Jew to placed at th disposal of CapC wigs be for hi wouoded crew. IITSBMBVT r TUB IEAI. IIsvaxa, Feb. i; The interment of th martyr of the Maioe took place this afternoon about i o'clock, hbort ly before tbe tour all Havana wa in movement. The flsge 00 the ublic building vr.re at half ret aod saaay of th hoc e were draped ia mourn ing. Allclasee were represented la tbe throng that filled tte atresia along which tbe funeral roortoa passed to the cemetery. Klabnrat preparation were made for tbe lot ermeot of the dead, lathe morning twenty-two bodies rere I brought to the rify ball, where they rreteo in rgmoi coverea witn beauti ful crowtsof ilk ribbons, with ap propriate inscription. Ite erowa from tbe City Council tear tte in scription, "l fa people of Havana to tbe victims of the Maioe.' Tfaerewa a handsome crown of silk ribbon la the paoib national rotor with Ite inscription, "The Navy liepartmeat at llavana to tte victims of tte Maine." Among other token were from U too Child, with th inscription, Te our brav dead sailors, a nwer ere from tbe New Y'ork Journal and Advertiser, an emblem from llavana Yacht Club, and floral or other trib ute from M.Carrania.Senora Kmillia Mans. Lucia Laooate, Mr. T. Oof aa lex, Mis Catalioe Casta, Charles aed Ueorg Baroett, and a crown from the firm of Dalmon Brother, with the ia criptioa To the victim of th Maine." Baselines roa.l la Teoeeaeee, Kxoxvilis, Tenn Feb, 15. Sis cases 01 s mau-pox are reportea at Johnson City, two developing last night. Nearly one hundred cae are reported in tbe neighbor hood of Middieeboro, ana iron, this eoarce 01 infliction tbe disease has sprvad lote several Tennessee towns. Vigorous step are beiog taken to prevent tbe I u n ner preening 01 toe piague. a-oBTa cABouaiass oa ink maibr. Tbe Navy Department compiled and gave out full list of the men 00 tte Maine, with tbe place of birth, for th parpoee of local Ideeti fleet ion. The list contain the following: Trubie Fincb. of Raleigh. N. C; John U. Moss, of Oxford. N.C: John Warren, of Randolph, N. C.; Henry Williams, of Klixabetb City, N C. VLAOS AT flALV WAST. Tbe President ba ordered that Thursday and entil further notice the Bags at all navy yards and oa naval teasels, at posts, army bead quarters, an 4 on all poblic buildings shall be hair maeu. Xt Yob a. Feb. 16 Mayor Van Wyck ba ordered the flag on lb City Hall lowered to half aaeal out of re, pect to those killed on the Maine. COCBT Or IBitfCIBV. Upon four naval facers, constitut ing a court ot inquiry, now rest th tbe responsibility of determining the facts regarding th exploaion by which tbe Main waa destroyed. I terfQcer will proceed to Havana In a United States warship, probably tte Montgo mery, and were named aa follows: Capr. W. T. Sampson. Capt, F. E. Chad wick. Lieutenant Commander Sea ton 8c breeder. Lieutenant Com mander Adolph Maris. Having thus intrusted to capable and experienced officer tbe grave datyof determining the cause of tbe disaster aad fixing ite responsibility, the government has settled dowa to a waiting attitude In respect to tbe ter rible marine tragedy in Havana har bor. Tbe great shock eeoerd by the appalling news bas been succeeded by a calmer aad more fadicial elate of mind, the naval tfficial recognising that entil tbe resets of tbe inquiry is made known there can be nothing but speculation and theories. AK3TNE SHIP LOST. The entering wedge of a fatal plaint I often a alight cold, wbicb a Cose or two of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral might bare cored at the commence ment. Therefore, ft is advisable to bare this prompt and ear remedy at ways at band to meet aa emergency. SSileemte V ear Itewet With Candy CatbartH. cure oomU patio f sOcSa. liacC.fil.drotujreiudi Telrtv-elahS of the Crew ood aTertyoiee rsaer Peeweee. TausRiarraT, CaJraar Islakd. Feb. 16. Th Compagele General Trees. Atlantiqoe line eteamer Flacbat. bound from Marseille for Colon, waa totally wrecked ee Aoaga Point, this Island, at 1 o'clock this sworaieg. Her eaptala eecoad eficer, eleven of ber crew and eee Maeeager were saved. Thirty-eight of crew aad forty-eia imawngers were lost. rf w .