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A8HBEL B. KIMBALL, J Editors U.E. C. BRYANT, auors- CHARLOTTE. N. C. Thursday, May 28, 1896, A RARE CHANCE FOR DEMOCRACY. The candidaoy of the gentlemen named by the republicans as their standard bearer, has called forth the unqualified disapproval of almost the entire press of the State. He is condemned in unmeas ured terms. Many would regard his election as little less than a calamity Inefficiency, inscincerity, duplicity, poU trooney.recklessness all these and worse qualities are attributed to him. Without questioning the absolute accuracy of these charges, it is clear that they have ample foundation in fact to render the election of this man wholly undesir able. The duty of democrats is obvious. In naming Mr. Russell the republicans must be accredited with a distinct service to good government, by removing from the minds of voters any doubt as to what is possible and what is desirable in t-he selectionof a Governor. 'With- this advantage to start with, democrats will not jeopardize their chances of ultmate success by prematurely centering on any one candidate. Clearly no extremist is desirable. Like a parson with only one sermon, a man with only one idea is hot presumably capable of many, and quite probably is not the author of the one he has. A fundamental condition of effica cy in any government is that it be in the bands of these alone who possess the fit test all around qualifications. Especially is this true of our peculiar form of govern ment, and if this fact were always kept in mind in the selection of candidates, calamity howlers would have less ground to censure,bully and belittle them as offi cials. Accordingly the democratic nom inee for Governor should be the best ex pression of the Democratic idea in North Carolina. In his selection it is clear that all of us cannot hope to accomodate our views on the currency. While we are for sound money first, last and all the time, and hold religiously to the validity of that position, we recognize higher re quisites of fitness lor the office of Govern, or than a candidate's particular views on that eubjectjfor the obvious reason that the office not entailing national functions, its incumbent can have little voice in shaping financial policy; and for the the furthsr reason that we do not look for the adjustment of our currency problem to any political party, but to the concerted action of the foremost political intelligence of the entire Union; and this will include the best Intelligence of all the parties with the peculiar coloring and bias of none. Democrats now have a rare opportus nity to reclaim the State from republi can and populist misrule, and it all centers about the candidate they 'name for Governor. The Butherfordton Democrat is very much wrought up over the school book question. It is indeed not one to be passed over lightly, but since the matter of adopting texts has been left with the county commissioners,it is to be hoped that they will intelligently can vass the merits of the publications of the radons concerns competing, and make their adoptions accordingly. The mere fact of one series of texts having been long in use, cannot, however, of itself, be urged as argument against a charge. In no deparatment of educatinoal effort have greater strides been made in recent years than in the method of elementary text-books. Many of the newer pub lications are vastly superior to those ought to be supplanted by them; so that it is not at all a question of whether the publications of this concern or that shall be adopted, save as one concern or an. other may submit the more meritorious publications. It is strange that the idea of adorn ment, decoration, gorgeous display, the most primitive in humankind, should in advanced civilization be the most persiss tent, the most pronounced. Preceding in human evolution the idea, of utility, the latter,though involving the preserva tion of life itself, is to-day no more deep ly rooted. A combination of the aesthetic and animalistio instincts in mac, it is capable of taking the most wildly ex travagant forms, and is as enduring as his most cherished ideas. The African who struts about in his goaUskin mantle when the weather is fine, and when wet, takes it off, folds it up and goes about naked, shivering in the rain! ib about as consistent as the Russians, in their submission to the roont prodigious drafts on their treasury to de fray the expenses incurred in preparation for the elaborate and gorgeous demon-, stratious incident to the coronation of their ruler; and all, this when their Em pire is crowded with half-starved, half- clothed, helpless subjects. Dispatches from St Louis of May 27th tell the effects of a most disastrous cy clone which swept up the vally of the Mississippi on the afternoon of that date, by which a thousand persons lost their lives. The eastern portion of that city is a wreck, and the property losses are said to be almost incalculable steamers on the river were blown bottom side up, some against bridges and others wrecked by the fury of the storm. Eighty chil dren were killed in one schoolhouse and fifty in another. The great tobacco works of Liggett ao(j My res consuming perhaps mora leaf tobacco tbaiT any one concern ifl America was totaly demolished. Belief expeditions are being formed in various quarters a-nd every thing possible is being .done for the sufferers. DR. THOMAS H. PRlTCHARD'S DEATH. The death of Dr. Thomas Henderson Pritchard caused many men, women and children to mourn. Here was a man whose life could be followed by any man. It was a life that was pure, true, noble and great. From the time that be was rocked in the cradle by bis mother's hand till the reaper Death cut him down, hia life was', noble and upright. His pleasant face sent sunshine to the heart of the saint and sinner alike. None knew him but to love him. The little children delighted in his company. The school boys and girls knew none that they loved better. He was gallant and kind to women the true Southern blood flowed in his veins. When Dr. Pritchard was a mere boy he surveyed his sur rounding. His parents were poor and had a large family of children. In the boyhood days of the man who has just died from such a high station in the in tellectual world the way was gloomy and the road rough. His one great de sire was to obtain a liberal education. Poverty stared him in the face, bui no thing could stay the courage of this man. He, like a brave soldier in the battle of life, overrode all obstacles and graduated from Wake Forest College. Money was borrowed and the education gained. When his class graduated he stood at the bead of it. Here is an example for any boy with a courage for any fate he rose from poverty, through the trying years that accompany any poor boy through a college course, to the leader of his class. He, from that time on was a leader. In religion, in morality, and in intelligence he was the equal of any of bis contemporaries. He held the highest place his church conld give. At his death he was honored, respected and beloved by all men that knew him. Ihe immense crowd that attended the funeral was a manifestation of the love that the people had for him. His reward was great here on earth. But in bis eternal home rests bis greatest reward. If there be a difference in rank surely be will be in the highest Mission Work Around Charlotte. From time to time we notice in the papers that new churches, new Sunday schools, Bible classes and other forms of religious work are opened up in the suburbs of the city. In Charlotte there is a strong adherence to denomination. The various denominations toil without ceasing to begin and carry out some re ligious work some mission work. That is as it should be. It takes an organ ization to do effective work. That fact is evident right here in Charlotte among the various denominations to a great ex tent. There are hundreds of men and women that could not attend preaching during the year were it not for the enthu siastic effective work of the main churches How many churches have sprung from the leading churches of the city in the last two years? How many men, women and children have been enabled to attend church every Sunday by the erection of some new church? How many hundreds of little children who work from Monday morning till Saturday night, have been brought in the Sunday schools about Charlotte? The denominational zeal is great, but the dominant feeling is for souls, not denomination. The soul is what they are seeking; that ie the end; and the denomination is and ever has been a means to that end. We know of one case in the city where a little un pleasant feeling, that should not have been, caused the erection of two churches in a single community. They are now in good condition and great work for the cause of religion and morality is being done. Many little children are to-day attending Sunday school, learning to read and study the bible, who will never be able to attend the day schools. The Sun day school is where their education will come from. Here his or her moral lesson will be learned. Neighborhoods that, if left.. Alone, would grow up in ignorance and without moral or religious training are now getting training of a superior quality. The best men and women of the large churches teach and superintend the suburban Sunday schools. On Sunday evenings, where frolicing and carousing was wont to be the fea tures before, the children with their pa rents are now reading and studying the lessons of the bible. They are imbibing the rules and precepts that will be light in the dark path of life. Who will not say that it is a grand and noble work? Each week the work is of a higher and more thorough order. Why not have schools to teach the children, who are not able to attend the day schools, to read. Ere long they would be able to btudy the Bible and the Sunday school lessons. We long to see the time when the small est neighborhood in the city will have its Sunday school. Then the morals of the city will be good and the filthy dens will be no more. Mecklenburg county has always stood well in the intellectual, moral and re ligious world. What is the cause? From time immemorial each township has had its ehurch or churches and Sunday schools. To day a stranger would be surprised at the numbers of children that attend Sunday school in the country. Many of them ride 6 and 8 miles. But they care not for the distance. As long as this is the case Mecklenburg will be held up as an example worthy to be followed. Long live the day that this can be said. It is a great mistake to suppose that a simple tonic gives 'strength' it only stimulates the stomach to renew action' To impart real trength, the blood must be purified and enrich ed, and this can only be done by such u standard alterative as Avert Sarsaparfila. ' THIRD TERM CHIMEBA IN THE WAT. The Opinion Prevails In Certain Quarters that a Declaration from Mr. Cleveland AgainsttheTMrd Term Would Have Help ed the Cause of Sound Money. Graver Problems than Have Tet Confronted the Treasury Are Anticipated if Free Silver Shows Polent Strength at Either of the National Conventions. Democratic In activity. Washington, May 23. 'The third term handicap has injured sound money chance in some states." That is what I heard a prominant democrat, high in the party, say the other day. For a time all sound money democrats seemed to aps prove Mr. Cleveland's course in remain ing silent on the third term position. Some took the ground that he was not called upon to speak. Why decline what had not been offered to him? Others thought the sound money cause would benefit by it. They contended that with his name left thus in the available list the number of sound money delegates to Chicago would be increased. They ex pressed the hope that, if he meditated a letter of declination, he would delay it until convention time was close at hand. This judgment has been somewhat revis ed. In certain quarters the opinion now prevails that it would have made the sound money fight less difficult in several of the states if Mr. Cleveland had taken himself out of the calculation some time ago. Many men, it is claimed, who might oherwise have been won away from free coinage, have drawn back upon the proposition that the sound money fight of the administration was being waged in the interest of a renomination of Mr. Cleveland. Being against a third term on principle, they hold on to their old alignment for fear of playing into the hands of third term people. Moirison, it is asserted, has encountered this diffi culty in his fight for sound money in Illinois; and Mr. Carlisle is weakened in Kentucky by the charge of tree silver men that he is only a stalking-horse for the President. A deliveraace from Mr. Cleveland, it is now believed in many quarters, would be too late to remedy much of the difficulty. And these same people do not expect Mr. Cleveland to break his silence. Apropos, can Cleve land win at Chicago? It is not claimed toy ma warmest iriencs mat anything? is assured. Two-thirds will be necessary te nominate. The belief of the Pres ident's friends is that if the platform can be constructed on Cleveland s lines the convention will then recognize the ap- propriatness of putting Mr. Cleveland up again. Much, it is conceded, depends on what is done at bt. Jjouis. An eothusi astic reception of the republican p'atform and candidate by the business centers might cause the argument at Chicago that no sound monrr bid will avail any Ihing.ana tnatnbe only nope ot success is in a straight, clear bid for silver. This conclusion would immediately put out the Cleveland light. The continued export of gold, the re newed agitation in the Senate against the issue of bonds, and the activity of silver people, are causing concern in adminis tration circles It is believed that the loss of gold would cease with tightning rates tor money and the expiration ot the spring export season if it were not for the uncertainties of the political eitua tion. The recent losses have reluced the net reserve to about $113,000,000 rep resenting a net loss since May 1 of about 1112,000,000. The present rate of loss would carry the reseserve close down to $100,000,000 on June 1, and the country would again be brought face to face with a serious financial situation. It has been the expectation ot the administration to avoid another issue of bonds. The in crease in the gold reserve caused by the last bond issue was expected to main tain an adequate gold fund until Mr. Cleveland reaches the en i of his term. And there are sevsral financial consid erations, aside from those which are po litical, which make him reluctant to a. gain invite bids for a 4 per cent loan. The results of the last bond sale have not been of great permanent benefit to the gold reserver. The net proceeds of the bond sale are said to have been been about $111,166,232, and already $64,000,- 00 of this gold has oozed out of the Treasury. Serious difficulties are feared in the money market,and serious terapta tions win be held out to the next Con gress, if another sum of $50,000,000 or $100,000,000 is withdrawn from circula tion and locked up :.n the treasury by another bond issue. It is not merely for political re. eons, therefore, it is claimed, but lor hnancial ones, that the adminis tration desires to see a strong declaration for the gold standard by the conventions ot both great political parties. Graver problems than have yet confronted the treasury are anticipated in administra tion circles it tree silver shows potent strength at either convention, and it either party aims at the subversion of the existing gold standard. The white metal contingent in the Senate are juBt now biting their lipa in vexation over a shrewd, though some, what unpariiamentary,trick' played upon them by senator Vilas ot Wisconsin who is known as the nearest representa tive of tho administration on the floor of the Senate. " There has appeared among the public documents issued from the government printing office a pamph iei oi sixteen pages, containing a com plete reproduction of the famous speech delivered by secretary Carlisle at Chica go last month. The resolution of Mr. Yallas to print the speech as a public document slipped unobserved and uninspected through the Sen. ate. . It is very unusual for snch matter to be printed as a public docu ment, and the issue of the Secretary's antUsilver speech at the government expense and subject to be mailed under the congressional frank comes as an unpleasant surprise to the friends of sil ver. The speeches are being sent out by every mail traveling under tho frank of a .Representative or a Senator, and the 16 to 1 theory is thus being assailed with administration ammunition at the govs ernment expense. It has been suggested that a natural sequence of this incident might be the publication as a public doc ument of Gov. Altgeld's letter replying to Secretary Carlisle's speech. If, this should be carried through, there is no telling where this war of government publications would end. This brings to mind tho experience of a ftw years ago, when Henry George's book on the single tax was printed entire in the Con&rres- sinal Record and used as a campaign doc ument i.nder Irank. The Democratic lethargy anent the presidential campaign is a subject of consuming curiosity. The party appears to be making no preparations. Nobody xmxucrat, seems to have an announoed candidate training. There has been a little talk of the scattering kind about Russell. Car. lisle, Patterson, and Matthews, but it has not been accepted enthusiastically or seriously. Mr. Russell said that he was without personal aspirations, that noth ing but the success of "sound money' occupied his waking thought or figured m bis dreams by night. Mr. Carlisle said practically the same thing. Me ssrs Fat terson and Matthews content themselves with looking bashtul. The party seems wraped like some besotted Lascar in bis drug: There is no agitation. Six weeks ago the McKinley, Reed, Morton, Quay, Cullom, and Allison movements were for raally launched and actuating the efforts ot Republicans. .But within the Demo cratio lines a silence still broods. ' WALDENSES' COLONY AT VALDESE. MANY CUTE LITTLE THINGS THAT THE WALDENSES DO. They are now in good condition and will soon be making a handsome living-some history of those interesting people who have come to our own state the cows are all belled baking bread Schools and churches. On the 29th of May 1S93 a band of Waldenses landed in Burke county about 8 miles from morganton on the southern railroad. The colony consists: of about 300 men women and children. The Waldenses or Yorodois inhabit the coun try around the foot of the Alps in Italy. They were mainly in Sardinia around Turin. There are conpficting stories as to the origin of this interesting sect of people. .But now it is most generally believed that Peter Waldo, a rich mer chant, of Lyons in the latter part of the 12th century was the originator of the sect. (Joe night seven hundred years ago in the town of Lyons, France, where PresU dent Carant was asBissiated a tew years ago the wealthy merchants of town were having a banquet. Wine was flowing freely and the banqueters grew happy, One of the merchants demanded the singer of the occassion to sing a mirthful song, but he refused. When he did the merchant swore an oath and made a threat. AH was still for a moment and the merchant fell dead upon the floor. At this banquet was a very rich merchant named Peter Waldo. Immediately be gave himself to God and began to preach His Word, He sold all bis goods and gave all his money to the poor. .Ere long all the merchants wbo were ct the banquet associated themselves with him. lhoy went from house to house, from street to street and from community to commun ity preaching the gospel. They called themselves the "Poor men of Lyons." Every thing they did was "In His JName. They were entbusastio workers tor God. mis word was their light. The Catholics did not care for the doc trine ot these people but they bated so much religious enthusiasm. Waldo and his associates were ordered to cease. But the flame could not be extinguished. It first licked out here and then there. In 1178 the archbishop, ot Lyon, ordered them to cease. From this time till 1691 the Waldenees were most unmercifully persecuted. In a war that lasted 8 days hundreds of men women and children were billed. The women were carried about tho streets on sharp spikes. Their heads were cut off, boiled and the brain eaten. Sufih cruelty has not been known since. It vas during the time of ttieir persecution a crime to own or have a Bible. The penalty tor the onense was certain death. Who does not remember the story ot the shoe maker who sat peg' ging away at his shoe while his Bible rested in h!s chair covered by the top of the seat bid from below also. J When the persecutors came and searched for his bible they worked in vain. But few bibles were to be found. Now this little band of Waldenses in Burke county is direct from their old home in Italy. They sailed to New York and were transported to Valdese tree ot charge, by the Southern railroad When they first arrived they had a hard strug gle for existence the country was new the people strangers, the laws of the country unknown in fact it was to them very .much like North Carolina was to the first settlers. They were a lump of peo ple with a foreign language, without property and with little money. They landed in the spring, about this time of the year. The struggle for life was des perate. The country around them was one vast forest. Not an acre was cleared to begin farming on. Reports went abrcad that they were in a dreadful condition on theeave ot starvation. Of course they had a. hard time. How could they help it? But the good people of Morganton and Burke lent a helping band. The new comers are thntty energetic hustling people. They know how to work and are willing to do it. They began at once to live as best they could for a time. Some strayed off. But the majority stayed and are therd now happy and contented. Some few days ago the writer had the pleasure ot spending a short while at Yal dese. The little town is new. It has a depot, poBtoffice, and a church. The country round about tbem lies somewhat roiling now and then a high hill can be Been. The soil is not a fertile Boil but is a soil that is very productive ana will produce an endless variety of truck. The Waldenses have small farms ranging in size trom b to &U acres. Fifty acres is considered a very large larm tor a Waluensian. hie never heard of that sized farm in Italy. Now it may be interesting to give you an idea of one of those farrn-. The writer talked with a very intellegent man about 40 years old. He has 44 acres in all. In three years time!, he has claered 12 of that. This year he has in about 7 acres of corn, one acre of Irish potatoes, J acre sweet potatoes, i acre of tobacco and a garden with all kinds of vegetables beans etc. He is contented and says that time will make him rich. He says that the taxes are so light and the country so civil that bis life is a sweet one. He says bis land can be improved year by year. The price of this land compared to land in Italy is $i to $100 per acre. In Italy wood, ma nure and every thing had to be carried by the people, mules were not known. Wood was dear and could be bad only by buying. He Eummed up his new home in these words, "we have good water good climate, peace and tran quility." "You can sleep with your doors open and fear no harm. Since we came bere three years ago only a single death is recorded, that of a woman." lo say the least, toe colony is now in OP txar Igtis, Hl a thriving condition. Rev. Souliere is the leading spirit of the colony. Goto any of them and you are told to "go and see Mr. Souliere, he can tell you." Mr. Sou liere is a bright talker. He is well edu cated and is full of horse sense. He says that the people are perfectly happy now. They are making a handsome living. Many of them have made enough to pa for their farms. . Before telling of some of the customs and habits of thesegood people I will des cribe them.. They are small and com paratively low, rather dark complected with black hair and eyes. The boys are heavy set stout looking fellows with broad shoulders and happy faces. They seem to love work. While 1 was there two big stout fellows about 18 years old each were rolling logs. It seemed to be fun to them. The girls are stout and plump with pretty faces. They go to and fro about the house with ease and grace On week days they wear the common everyday dress but on Sunday they dress in Italian gowns worn in the churches. The writer asked a small boy why be would rather be here than in Italy be said, "don't have to work so hard." When we drove near the lands of the Waldenses we heard bells ringing. It seemed as if a drove of cows bad been turned loose, so it was. Every cow in sight or in hearing distance had on a bell Mr Sanliere informed the reporter, that that was "a custom in the old country. He said that tradition told them that the bells would frighten away the snakes So it is kept up here. A feature that would interest the people in this country is the cooking of bread. In about the centre of the settlement an earthen oven is built. It is large and made strong The only bread eaten by the families of. the colony is baked in this oven. Every three weeks the "baker for the colony" takes a day off and bakes bread enough to do all the families till next baking day A big fire is built in the brick oven and the wholo concern is thoroughly heated. After it is well heated the fire is drawn out and the baking commences. The oven is constructed like a stove but it is about a large as 20 stoves. Every child in the colony is compelled to commit to memory a chapter in the bible thoroughly The preacher has charge of this and if there is children enough every chapter in the bible will be learned. Some times they are made to learn several chapters. This is a custom brought down from the time of their greatest persecution when the bibles were all being destroyed. In order to perpetuate, or to retain the bible this custom was adopted. It still exist. The colony turns out to church every Sunday to bear Mr. Sanliere preach. They now have a comfortable church. But they are soon to have a rock church like the ones in Italy. The rock has aU ready been quirried and hauled. In the same building preaching is h d school is taught, Mr. Souliere in the teacher and the county pays bim for his service. Ere long this little Colony of thrifty peo ple, who came here three years ago, will be known far and near for their industry and push. .They have made great and rap id progress They can now speak the Eng lish language with case. They are con tented and love to wotk. What can keep sucbpeople back? . Do not wear impermeable and lightfitting hats that constrict the b'.ood-ressela of the scalp. Use Hall's Hair Reoewer occasionally, and you will not be, bald McKinley probably expects bis silence to bo accepted as golden by the North and East, since bis speeches in Congress were certainly silvern, presumably for the West and South. What Is a Palindrome? A Palindrome is a sentence that revers ed reads the same as when taken from beginning to end. This for example, "Now eve won." Bead backwards or forwards it is the same. But j'ou cans not reverse the sentence of death that a neglected cold involves, unless you at once take Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. This is the great blood food and blood purifier. It is a sovereign remepy lor an diseases due to impover ished blood, such as consumption, bron chitis, weak lungs, scrofula, and their kindred. FERTILIZERS, TO OUR MANY FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS- As successors to Messrs. E. B. Sorinffs & Co. w mliVt An. vou for past favors. Haviug large resources wo are able Our Stock of Vehicles In its assortment, styles and quality, is second to no concern in North Carolina. It will pay you to look through our stock before purchasing, not that we are selling at cost or making any sacrifices, but that our prices are better than many merchants "cost" sales; better than others pay for tho,m. Large quanti ties get best prices, best freight rates, and when discounts are taken off, our cost price is away under the average. Here's where our success no Vehicles comes in. The Arbitration Conference at Washington Evening Post. The success of the international Arbi tration Congress was assured in advance, and the distinguished jurists, educators, and clergy, both Catholic and Protestant, who attended, lent the weight of high character and great influence, as well a of sound reason, to the resolutions adops ted. These recite the uncertain and op pressivo nature of war as a means of set tling international disputes, to say noth ing of its immense evils, and affirm the superiority of arbitration, as well on grounds of material iterests and perma nency as because of the demands of re ligion, humanity , And justice. A settled system of arbitration established by treaty is urged as an immediate duty on the governments of the United States and Great Britain, and the extension of arbitration demanded to all civilized na tions at the earliest possible day. Thus this congress has proved a fitting climax to the series of local congresses with the same object, and has given expression to the deliberate and intelligent opposition of the men of light and leading in this country te the whole jingo madness that has been raging in press and Congress for four months past. Henry M Stanley puts his -finger on one great obsticle to the establishment of a system of arbitration between the United States and other nations when he says in the Independent thai our sen sational press is demoralizing the public mind. The morbid appetite tnat bas been fed upon murders of individuals naturally and inevitably grows to desire the murder of thousands in battle, with all the other concomitants of war. Ou press is thus cultivating a taste for war among our people, and in the same measure making peaceful arbitration seem too prosaic for acceptance. This alarming tendency can be seen most clearly by an observer like Mr. Stanley, who is familiar with the United States, and who watches developments in this nation from another country; but it is visible to every thoughtful and candid man here who studies the signes of the times. Why. McKinley Is Silent. Catholic Herald. The reason of McKinley'e silcne is not far to seek. He dare not face the follow ing facts: First McKinley voted to suspend the rules and pass a free-kilver bill in 1877. Second In 1878 he voted for the Bland Silver Dollar bill and supported it, and did much to accomplish its passage against the veto of President Hayes. Third In 1888, when Chairman of the Platform Committee of the Republican National Convention, he reported reslo tions denouncing "the policy of the Dem ocratic Administration in its -efforts to demonetize silver." Fourth In 1890, when leader of the House, he advocated the passage ot tbe Sherman Silver-purchase law and de clared: "I want the double standard." Food, when it sours on the stomach, becomes innutritive and unwholesome. It poisons the blood, and both mind and body suffer in conse-qudnce- What is nooded to restore perfect digestion is a dose or two of Aver's Pills. They never fail to relieve. Comparative Cotton Statement. The following is the comparative cotton statement 22nd: for the week ending May 1896 porta, 22,701 5,061,911 1895 26 066 7.787,793 51,438 6,309.119 550.396 39,158 1,684,000 Net receipts at an D S Total receipts to date, kx ports for the week. Total exports to this date, Stock in all U S. ports, Stock at all interior towns. Stock in Liverpool, American afloat for Great Britain, 40,869 4.202.852 370,431 61,253 1,015,000 50,000 57.0C0 The Total Visible Supply of Cotton. New York, May 23. Tbe total visible supply of cotton for the world is 2,729,991 bales, of which 2,221,791 bales are Amer ican, against 3,762,752 bales and 3,384,552 respectively last year. JSeceipts of cotton this week at all interior towns 17,755 bales. Receipts from the plantations none Crop in Bight 6,743,282 bales. rsos (si 205 SOUTH COLLEGE STREET. VEHICLES AND .-u to be headquarters in all our lines. On Piedmont Wagons Weaiealso headquarters. Our Mr. Speixg3 being president of that concean, our prices must necessarily be right We know that our ,tPIEDnONT"VJAG0fiS are made of selected material, dry seasoned. They are nearer to per fection now than any wagon on this market. Try one. We are agents for the genuine COLUMBTjl BUGGIES, niDUPDis Am nriun . - AnUlLEWO IO.ViU.Ej AND IN JQ , "Jt. not fortrat our aQVira nf good government is IuiidametUjj VST K 1 1 nstlit.i.ta n in . . " f " lUUoil i sneak a little on that li rift ir that tbe democratic party j8 the partyofthe better element $ Carolina, though there are all parties. Bat the party for y, is the party to look to. all(i ,,H Democratic is. We must Uy tiu J. J dividual views and abide by the 071 for the will of the peonle I be our guide. The platform u h. . . . . -ii and aoctnne tor us au to go bT must auiuc ujr mo atuuus OI OUf k.f tiens and stand to our nominee ! ... ... " . M with notning. train or logo lef, an honest fight. The party ig but now and then you find a mu has strayed off, and if you ui him you will find that he hu i -i j u: )... iauuro iu Butuobuiug. iMouct u, y. . J I A I . jrtenus, wueu mey uuuiu around, rf Vr h'n ' n matt.. UUl BbBUU uu lUiiuo iigui, ID&l V' T! 1 . J 1 . .. - ceea. ; Jire long-mere .win be bg political parties in this country, populist party has nearly run her t 1 I ! . I III 1 ana an ot tuem win uoun nave to &f line with the Democrats or RaiavI Nn nflCjnri n or nartv h&fl vnr lo.i.l r n tr j Colorado and Kansas tried popalM ... m,t i rr made a iaiiure. xne teaaers areotH the office, and not one can be fool who, it ne would tet" the truth, t admit this. Tbe masses of then men that have been led astray du panic and bard times, l asked their counseling tribe, the other what he thought would kill hia quickest, and he said: "for cottois? K up to 10c per pouud." In all their i? ing tbey make no attempt to raiacl price or that commodity, but are w ior toe iree .coinage oi Biiver, &d overthrow ot tbe Democratic part;, party that bas administered the government North Carolina hu had. Think men for a moment & 41 States out of 46 turn wild andc the silver mine owners millionaire, fore long? The free coinage of m precisely what the latter want, ul become tbe richest class of peopkl earth, (but don't think I am oppoet; the rich for 1 am not). Those who! yelping on every stump against the! ied element of our country, are i everythfng in their power for that ment. Of course we can't get t thing the way we want it. Have got what you wanted during thii gress r oay, you iree coinage, pops brother it you have, haven t yoo on the stump? Tbey have only madi propriations and drawn their pay, are you not preaching for a bound our cotton, corn, and whoat, ju: Louisanna got on the sugar industry what tbe silver miners will get if if get the free coinage of silver. Dtt'il sell our cotton at the market price res! lessjof what it is worth after it usui factured? It is nonsense and roCtoiiwI that an unmanufactured artiole is ion on tbe market as muoh as a manufactm: one. We can't put everything oil equal basis. If we could our land ( bere would be wortb as much ai land in Charlotte. We have in thii munity what are known as m. checks, that are as good as gold, ii: or greenback around here; but, if it to tbe city of Charlotte the case ii so. Forsake that idea my Domi friends of gaining popularity by adn ing tree coinage ot silver: for tbe will be as dead an Heritor in a few years. Very Respectfully, J ROBT. L. ABIRHITlf Bucfclen's Arnica Salve. The Best Salve in tbe world for Bruises, Sores, Totter, Chapped Hit Chilblains, Corns, and all -kin Erupt! and positively cures Piles or no ptjf quired. It is guaranteed to give m satisfaction or money refunded. Prietf cents ner box. For sale bv Bur! a Dunn, wholesale and retail. STORAG CHARLOTTE, N. C, January 7, 1896. j , . . . J gVOU w.i. anu patronage, and beartuyu- fin PUffinHn TPm-l iliwfit kju vjuuuutiD iwiuwi We are again headquarters. ing the agency for that ierf cern, The Charlotte Oil and iJ zer Co., we are prepared to n dereftl m?. 1 trade ally mm. mtj Ulllilciiso " ( our Charlotte Fertilizers is their high grade and good re .1 We have hundreds of testing gladly Wished us by those $ have used the Charlotte Yertm and having used them, were fitted. Call and see us at College Street.