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The Charlotte Democrat.
CHARLOTTE, N. C. Thursday, July 16, 1896 WILLIAM J. BRYAN The Ex-Congressman Made a Stir ring Speech. DEMOCRACY MUST PROGRESS. Chaanging conditions Make New Issues for the Party. "wnen xou 01 tne uast Tell Us that We Shall Disturb Your Business Interests We Reply that You Have Disturbed Our Business Interests by Your Course" "we Petitioned and They Mocked Our Calamity: Now We Defy Them"- The Fanner and the Miner as Much Entitled to Consideration as the Financial Mag- nates who corner the Money of the World. Chicago, July 9. The Hon. William, J. Bryan.ex-Congressman from Nebraska said: Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Con. vention: I would be presumptuous, indeed to present myself against the distinguish ed gentleman to whom you have listened if this were but a measuring of ability but this is not a contest among persons Tbo humblest citizen in all the land, when called to armor in a righteous cause, is stronger than all the boats of error that tbey can bring. I come to speak to you in defense of a cause as holy as the the cause of liberty, the cause of human ity. Loud applause.j When this debate is concluded a motion will be made to lay upon the table the resolution offered in commendation of the administration and also the resolutiun in condemnation of the administration. I shall object to bringing this question to a le?el of persons. The individual is but an aetom; be is born, be acts, he dies; but principles are eternal and this haa been a contest of principle. Never before in the history of this country has there been witnessed such a contest through which we have passed Never before in the history of American politics has a great issue been fought out, as this issue has been, by the voters themselves. BEGINNING OF THE CRUSADI. On the 4th of March, 1895, a few dem ocrats most of them members of Congress issued an address to the democrats of the nation asserting that the money ques tion was the paramount issue of the hour asserting also the right of allowing the the democratio party to control the po iticn of the party on this issue, conclud ing with the request that all believers in free coinage of silver in the demo cratic p&ity should take charge of and control the policy of the democratic party. Three months later, at Memphis, an organization was perfected and the silver democrats went forth openly and boldly and couragesly proclaiming their belief and declaring that if successful tbey would crystalize in a platform the declaration which tbey had made and then began the conflict with a zeal ap proaching the zeal which inspired the crusaders who followed Peter the Her mit. . VICTORY OF PRINCIPLE. Our silver democrats went forth from victory unto victory until they assembled now, not to discus, not to debate but to enter upon the judgment rendered to thorn by the people of this country. (Ap plauso) In this contest brother has been ar rayod against brother and father against son. The warmest tics of love and ac quaintance and association have been diss regarded. Old Ieaderss have been cast ksido when ihey refuse to give expression to tbo Hontiments of those whom tbey would load and now leaders have sprung up to give direction to this cause of truth (Cheers ) Thus has the contest been waged, and we have assembled here under as bind ing and solemn instructions as were over fastened upon the representatives of the people. We do not come as individuals Why, as individuals we might have been glad to compliment the gentleman from New York, (Mr. Hill,) but we know the people for whom we speak would never be willing to put him in a position where he could thwart the will of the demo cratic party- Cheers. FARMERS AS BUSINESS MEN, I say it was not a question of person it was a question of principles, and it is not with gladness, my friends, that we find ourselves brought into a conflict with those who are now arrayed on the the other side. The gentleman who has just proceeded me(6overnorRussell)spoke of the old State of Massachusetts. Let me assure him that not one por tion in all this convention entertains the least hostility to the people of the State of Massachusetts. Applause. But we stand here repreeentiner people who are the equals before law of the largest cities iu the state of Massachusetts. wnen you come before us and ten us that we shall disturb your business intern est we reply that you have disturbed our business intereste by your course. Great applause and cheering. We say to you that you have made too limited in its ap plication the definition of business. Tne man w bo is employed tor wages is as much of a business man as bis employer Continued cheers. 1 he attorney in a coun try town is as muoh a business man as the lawyer in the great metropolis. The merchant at a cross roads is as much a business man as the merchant of New York. The farmer who goes forth in the morning and toils all day, begins in the spring and toils all summer, and by the application of brain .and mnscle to the natural resources of this country creates wealth, as much a business man as the man who goes upon the board of trade and bets upon the price of grain." The sentiments of the apoftker were cheered again and again and theNg'allories seemed a mans of white handkerchiefs saving. 'ZfZT - - ,, Sred again mna again iea before , proceed- feet ind feet their Mr. lirJ d as fo "The into til on theV u.uiug piaces toe precious metals to be pourea into the channels of trade are as mucn Dusiness men as the few financial mgueiB woo in a back room.corner the money ot tbe world.'-' The free silver delegates at this point broke forth in tremendous cheers, stand- "s uh cnairs ana waving their handker v-uieia, nais and banners frantically. Or uer was nnaiiy restored anl Mr. Bryan we come to speak for this broader class of business men. Ah my friends we eay not one word against those who live m upon tne Atlantic coast but those hardv pioneers who braved all dangers of the wilderness, who have made the desert to oiossom as tna rose those pioneers awav vuori,, rearing loeir cniidren near to natures neart wbere they can mingle their voices with tho voices of the birds out there where they have erected senooi bouses tor the education of their young and churches where they praise lueir reawur auu cemeteries where sleep tho ashes of their dead are as deserving of the consideration of this party as any people in this country. Great applause stored the money of the constitution all other necessary reforms will be possible, and until that is done there is no reform that can be accomplished. (Cheers.) Why is it that within three months sucb a change has come over the senti ments of this country? Three months ago, when it was confidently asserted that those who believed in the gold standard would trame our platform and nominate our candidate, even the advocates of the gold standard did not think that we could elect a president, but they had good reason for the suspicion, because there is scarcely a State here today asking for tho gold standard that is not within the abso lute eontrol of the Republican part v. (Loud cheering.) NAPOLEON MCKINLEY. But note the change. Mr. McKinlev was nominated at St. Louis upon a plat- brm that declared for the maintenance of the gold standard until it should be changed into bi-metalism by an inter. national agreement. Mr. McKinlev was the most popular man among the Republ ican party ana everybody three months ago in the Republican party prophesied bis election. Mow is it today? Why, that man who used to boast, that be look ed like Napoleon, (laughter and cheers,) that man shudders today when he thinks that he was nominated upon the anniver sary of the battle of Waterloo. NEW ISSUES. "We have petitioned and our petitions have been scorned. We have entreated and our entreaties have been disregarded and they have mocked at our calamity. We beg no longer; no, we petition no more, we dely them. Ureat applause and confusion in the silver delegations. "The gentlemen ot Wisconsin has said that he feared a Robespierre. My friends, in this iana oi tne iree we neea lear no tyrant who will spring up from among the people. What we need is an Andrew Jackson to stand as Jackson stood against the encroachments of aggrandizing wealth. Great applause. They tell us that this platform was made to catch votes. We reply to them that changing conditions make new issues; that the principles upon which rost Dem ocracy are as everlasting as the hills, but that tbey must be applied to new condi tions as they arise. Conditions have arisen ana we are attempting to meet those conditions. INCOME TAX. Tbey tell us that the income tax ought not to be brought in here; that it is a new idea. They criticise us for our criticisms of the Supreme Court of tbe United States. My friends, we have not criti cised. We have simply called attention to what you know. If you want criti cisms, read tbe dissenting opinion of the court. That will give you criticisms. Ap. plause. Tbey say we passed an unconstitu tional law. I deny it. Tbe income tax was not unconstitutional when it was passed. It was not unconstitutional when It went before tne supreme uourt lor tbe first time. It did not become unconstitu tional until one judge changed his mind, and wo cannot be expected to know when a judge will change bis mind. Applause and a voice. "Hit 'om again.'! The in- come tax is a just law. it simply intends to put tbe burden of government justly upon tbo backs of tbe people. I am in favor of an income tax. Applause.j NATIONAL BANKS. When I find a man who is not willing to pay his share of tbe burden of the gov. ernment which protects him, 1 find a man who is unworthy to enjoy the bless- r .. 1M r ings 01 a government ni&e ours. pp. plause. He says that we are opposing . ii i Ti . the national ubuk currency, n is true. If you will read what Thos. Benton said -1 C J a . 1 !J ii 1 you win unu inat uo oaiu tuai iu aearsa- T . 1 . 11 1 ing bistory ne couiu nnu dui one paranei to Andrew Jackson. That was Cicero, who destroyed the conspiracy of Cataline and saved Rome. He did for Rome what Jackson did when he destroyed the bank conspiracy and saved America. Ap plause. J Wo say in our putuurm mat we oeueve that tho right to coin money and issue money is a lunction of government. We believe it. We believe it is a part of sov ereignty and can no more with safety be delegated to private individuals than we could afford to delegate to privato indivi duals the power to make penal statutes or laws for taxation. Applause.j ' Mr. Jefferson, who was once regarded as good democratic authority, seems to have a different opinion from the gentle men who addressed us on tbo part of tbe minority. Those who are opposed to the proposition tell us that the issue of paper money is a function of the bank and that the government ought to go out of tbe banking business, i stana with jenerson rather than with them and tell them as he did that tbe issue of money is a func tion of the government and that the banks ought to go out of the government business. LIFE TENURE IN OFFICE. Tbey complain about that plank which declares against liie tenure in omce Tboy have tried to strain it to mean what it does not mean, wnat we oppose in tnai uianic is too mo vouuio mi s . i l r i : . . n . - being built up at Washington, which ex cludes from party representation in the benefits tbe numbler members ot our so - ? - - - . m ciety. GOLD CONTRACTS. T cannot dwell longer in my limited time. rCries of "Go on, go on!" Let me call attention to two or three great things. The gentleman from New lork va i hat he will propose an amendment nrfMlincr that this cbauee in our law shall not affect contracts already made Let me remind him that there is no in tention of affecting these contracts, which k:i: i- foarljgttje according to the present laws, are made payable in gold. But if ho means to say that w cannot cbaDge tho monetary system without protecting those who have loaned money before tbe change was made, 1 want to ask him where in law or morals he can find authority for not protecting the debt ors when tbe act of 1873 was passed, but now insist that we must protect tbe cred itors. Ho says be waits to amend this law and provide that if we fail to maintain parity within a year, we will then bus pend the coinage of silver. We reply that when we advocate a thing that we believe will be successful we are not com pelled to raise a doubt as to our own sins centy. Tbey show what we will do if we can. I ask him if he will apply his logic to us, why he does not apply it to himself. Ho says that he wants this country to try to secure an international agreement. Why does not he tell us what he is going to do if they fail to sesure an internationl agreement? There is more reason for him to do that than for us to fail to main tain tbe parity. They have tried tor thirty years to sa cure an international agreement, and tbey are waiting tor it most impatiently and don't want it at all. Cheers and laughs ter long continued. THE GREAT ISSUE. Now, my friends, let me come to tbe great paramount issue. II they ask us here why it is that we say more on the money question than we say upon tbe tariff question, I reply that protection has slain its thousands; that tbe gold standard ba s slain its tens of tousands. If tbey ask us why we did not embody those things in our platform which we believe, we reply that when we have re- At the suggestion ot a coincidence upon McKinley's nomination and the fate of Napoleon at Waterloo the silver men showed their appreciation on the point by a yell and an uproar which for twenty or thirty seconds prevented the speaker rom proceeding. At length, when things calmed kown a trifle, be resumed as follows: Not only that, but as he listens he can hear, with ever-increasing distinctness, the sound of the waves as they beat upon the lonely shores of St. Helen. Cheers. Why this changer Ab, my mends, it is evident to every one who will look at the matter. It is no private character, how ever pure, personal popularity, however great that can protect from tbe aveng- ng wrath ot an indignant people tbe man who will neither declare that be is n favor of foisting tbe gold standard upon this people or who is willing to surrender the right of self-government and place legislative control in the hands of foreigu potentates and powers.(Cbeers) REA80NS FOR CONFIDENCE. We go fourth confident that we shall win. wnyr .Because upon tne para mount issue in this campaign there is not a spot of ground upon which the enemy will dare to challenge battle. Why, it they tell us that tho gold standard is a good thing, we point to their platform and tell them that tbeir platform pledges tbe partv to get rid of a gold standard and substitute bimetallism. (Applause.) If the gold standard is a good thing, why try to tot rid of it? Laughter and continued appkuse. If the gold stan dard, and I might call your attention to tbe fact that some of tbe very peoplefwbo are in this convention today and who tell you that we ought to declare in favor of nternational bimetallism and thereby declare that tbe gold standard is wrong aud the principle of bimetallism is better, these very people tour months ago were open and avowed advocates of the gold standard and telling us that we could not legislate two metals together, even with all tbe world. Renewed applause and cheers. 1 want to .suggest this truth, that n the gold standard is a good thing we ought to declare in favor of its retention and not in favor of abandoning it, and if tbe gold standard is a bad thing, why should we wait until Borne other nations are willing to help us to let go? Ap plause. Here is tbe line of battle, - . We care not upon which issue they force tbe fight. We are prepared to meet them on either issue or on both. If they tell us that tbe gold standard is the Btans dard of civilization, we reply to them that this, tbe most enlightened of all the nations of tbe earth, has never declared for a gold standard, and both tbe parties this year are declaring against it. Ap plause. It the gold sian ciara is toe Btanaara oi civilization, why, ray friends, should we not have it? So, if they come to me, we can present the history ot our nation. More than that, we can ten them this, that they will search the pages of history in vain to find a single instance in which the common people of any land have ever declared themselves in favor of a gold standard. Applause They can find wbere the holders of fixed invest ments have. IDLE CAPITALISTS AND THE MASSES. Mr. Carlisle said, in 1878. that this was i. struggle between the idle holders of idle capital and the struggling masses m t.l J A xahn nrndnna tbe weaitn ana pav tne taxes of the country, and, my f riends, it is simply a question mat we snau aeciue hi oh aide shall the democratic party tight, upon tne siae oi tne iuio uwsvaav v r" r Kn iiAra nt iriift camtai OT UUOD IDD BlUO of the struggling masse? This is the question that the party must answer ursi, and then it must be answered by each individual hereafter. The sympathies ' the democratic party as described by the nlatform are on tbe side of tbe strug- riinr masses, who have ever been tbe foundation of the democratio party. Ap- piause.j CITIES DEPENDENT ON FARM?. Thre are two ideas of government. Thnra are those who believe that is you just legislate to make, the well-to-do prosperous, mat tneir prosperity win F . . a i mi a lea( tnrougn on inuao ueiuw. mo uoiu nnrAtift idea haa been that if vou lecris late to make tbe masses prosperous, tbeir r. irougQ every ciass auu rcsi uuuu u TAnnlaUSe.l vnnrnme to us idu iwu uo iuai iu great oities are in favor of tbe gold stan- P - . . 1 . M. A dard. l tell you mat me great cities rest upon these broad and tertil prairies. Burn down your cities and leave our frma .nd vour cities will spring up again as if by magic. But destroy our farms, and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in this country. (ijoua applause.; AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. "MV friAnda. we shall declare that this nation is able to legislate for its own peon pie on every question without waiting for &m8JCvv,tT (&hzixlQtt&r tbe aid or consent of any other nation on eartb, (applause,) and upon that issue we expect to carry every single State in the Union. (Applause.) W a ii . I . a f i snau not atanaer the lair state o: Massachusetts nor the State of New York by saying that when its citizens are con fronted with the proposition. Is this nation able to attend to its own business? I will not slander either one by saying that the people of those States will de clare our helpless impotency as a nation to attend to our own business. It is the issue of 1776 over again. Our ancestor", when only three millions, had the courage to ueciare their political in dependence of every other nation upon eartb. shall we, their descendants, when we have grown to 70,000,000, declare that we are less independent than our forefathers? No, my friends, it will never be the judgment of the people Therefore we care not upon what lines the battle is fought. If tbey say bimetallism is good, but we cannot have It till some nation helps us, we reply that instead of having a gold standard because England has we shall.restore bimetallism and then let England have bimetallism because the United States has. (Applause.) If they Hare to come out and in tho open detend tbe gold standard as a good thing, we shall fight them to the utter most, having behind us the producing masses of the nation and the world. Having behind us the commercial in terests and tbe laboring interests and all the toiling masses, we shall answer their demands for a gold standard by saying to tbem, you shall not press down upon tbe brow of labor this crown of thorns. You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold. (Great applause.) MR. JOSEPH P. MYERS GONE. Home Wrecked and Hearts Broken He Fled With a Strange Woman. Monday and Tuesday one could hear a whisper in the air that Mr. Joseph P. My res had suddenly disappeared. LastSat- urday night he left and has not been beard from since. Mr. Myers was cashier and confidential clerk at the Seaboard AirLine depot under Capt.Kenney Finch. Me is a tall hne looking man of dignified appearance, lie is handsome. Three months ago there came toCharlotte black eyed, black haired, woman. She was tall and queenly. She bad the be witching smile and tbe charming manner. In fact she was a most magnetic woman. Yes, a woman that can break the tiea that binds man and wife; that binds fath er and child; that binds mother and son, that binds God and man. She is a Cleopa tra. She called herself Mrs. Bisonette. or widow Leo Davis. The first night in Charlotte she spent at the Buford, with her were two little girls. The next day a gentleman, from a neighboring town seoured her a house on Morehead street. But lol it was too public and she drifted baok on South College street to the rear of Mr.McD. Arlege's residence. Her rooms were sumptuously furnished and adorned in elegant style. Her high flying ways soon led those who perchanc d to see her to suspicion. One rainy night n April M.r.Myers and a triend were standing on square. It was just after sup per. My res left home bappy and content ed. There he left a charming wife and three lovely children. Nothing could have made a happier home, it seemed. His wife met him at the door every night soon after he had finished his work. B ut what a sad turn this little stand on the corner Drought. What a sweet heart it broke? A carriage drove up while Myres and the friend stood talking. The driver approached Myers and asked him where Mr. s office was. He told Myres that there was a woman in the carriage and that she wanted to see Mr. or some other gentleman of high standing, at this address, banding him a slip of paper. M Myres began to suspicion. His friends say a a that he is a detective of no mean degree. Well it does seem so. The carriage drove off and instead of bunting Mr. , Mr. My res wended bis way to the address and to his ruin. On reaching the house he found the handsome woman and she charmed him. He went to see her through curiosity, but he became infatuated. Here ia wbere his downard road to trouble and to per dition started. Here is where he left the path of honor and took the path that leads to disgrace. Here he turned from his home, deserted his wife, mother, chil dren, brothers and sisters and went to eternal shame and diehonor. Never again was he that sweet and lovable hus band, sober and kind father, obedient aad devoted son but a dirty drunkard. Here is tbe story that captivated Mr. Myers. The woman said that when she was young and unmarried, beautiful and chaste, she became engaged to a young man whom she could not love. Time passed on and her life was a misery. But she met a daahing good looking fellow. Dr. Bisonnette, who courted and married her all in a week. Tbey went from her bome in Anderson, S. C., xo Charleston and there lived happily and contented for two years. Here her two children were born, the girls that she had with her here. One day a woman carrying a child came a 1 v 4t . "V T" . . -w-m in ana asKea ior ut. bisonette. He was out But his wife met him at the door and told him of the woman being there and his face grew P&le, and he would not see the woman. The woman told Mra. Bisonetto that she was the wife of Dr. Bisonette in New York and had hunted and at last found him. Bisonette at once fled. Mrs. Bisonette No. 2 went back to her old home and thence to Charlotte. This is the story she told Myer. He became charmed, infatuated and mad. From this night on he went down, down, down urinking, carousing, and at last to thieving. .Night after night bis wife sat and longed to see that tall and handsome figure wending its way home ward from the office at the accustomed time. At 3, 4 5 or later he came and came intoxicat d. On the step she stood and plead with him and asked nim why be was acting io. His reply would be, "don t ask me. Onward he went His mother, his sisters and his all were deserted. He told his wife ten days ago of his be ing infatuated with this beautiful woman It broke her heart and happiness fled from the household. Later still Myers a at. a . m - would come at nignc one Dore it in si lence till Friday night when she sent for Mr. M. M. Murphy,' a friend of Myers' and asked him if something could not be done. Mr. Murphy got a police and went to Mrs. Bisonettes house and sought for Myers, but in vain, he had just left. He was then on his way home. Oo Sat urday night he gave his wife his money and told her that he was going to do bet- ter, lead ft different life. Mra. Myers was going down to see .Father Francis and asKea uyers to go with her. They got on tbe car and rode to tbe square. As the car started down South Tryon street Myers jumped off and said that he had to see Mel Murphy. But he never stopped at the drugstore. He marched on down West Trade. That was the last time that his wife saw him. She returned home and sat at tbe window waiting and watch ax a a t . ing ior tne one sne lovea. But he never came. Sunday and Monday had passed and still he did not come. Cant. JKennv Finch of the S. A. L. was telegraphed for and when be came the depot safe was opened and it was found that Myers hd stolen $3,500 from the railroad. No trace of him has yet been found. This is the sad story of Joe Myers. He is being nun tea by omcers. OUR CORRESPONDENTS. Mint Hill News. Mint Hill, July 14. The annual reunion of the Literary Societies of Bain Academy will oc cur August 1. ' At 10 a. m. and address will be made by J. A. Spence. of Palraerville. At 2 d. m. Debate Query: Resolved, That we ahould have an edu cational qualification for voting." The affirma tive will be represented by D. W. Fink and J. C, Nesbit. The negative will be defended by J. 1 Campbell and 8. . Hodees. At 3:30 p. m. orations by W. C. Caldwell and R. M. Forbis. Essays by Muse Esther CamDbell and Cora Dempster. 10 p, m. Students annual reception. Music will be furnished by Mint Hill Striae Band, assisted by the Olee Club. It promises to be gooa. jfivery person is invited. Frol. 11. K. Reid will move to our little villaea Wednesday and will begin school July 27th. He will be assisted by J. W. Reid. Mr. D. W. Fink opened his school last Monday at tbe Rock Spring sehool house. Mr. J. I. Cambell will open his school next Monday at the Renfro school house. Miss Emma Davis returned home from Pine- ville last week. Mr. Monroe Crovell. father of Mr. J. M. Crowell of this place, died Friday. Tbe remains were carried to Philadelphia church vaid Satur day. The protracted meeting will besrin at Philadel phia church next Friday night Tbe crowd that picniced at Long's mill last Saturday will picnie at Sossamine Springs the 18th inst. Nim rod News Items Nimrod, July 14th Eev Mr Little preached at the chapel last sabbath Kov. John T. Chalmers of Charlotte. has been visiting his mother, Mrs. W. L. Chalmers, who has been quite sick, but convalescent now. Mr1 and Mrs. E. H. Peoples, who have had typhoid fever, are able to ride out. There is to be a picnio at Book Island on the 12th Inst, a good many of our yoang people expect to attend and anticipate a nice time, Miss Maggie Potts has returned to her home in Charlotte, after a visit of three weeks in the cuontry. This emmunity is still being blessed with frequent showers of rain and the crops are flourishing. Miss Janie McClelland gives a lawn party at her home, near Pineville, this vening, in honor of Miss Fat ton of Neels Creek. S, C. a good many of our young people expect to be there, the private cretary ot Chief Justice Long at thia place being one of the number. Lincolnton News. Lincolton, July 12. The excessive rains have done mucn damage to corn ana oats on the bottom lands. Several publio bridges in the county were washed, away by tbe swollen streams. Prof. L. W. Dick, former principal of Piedmont Seminary, left last Friday for his home in Snmpter; S. C. He has been chosen superentendent of Aiken Institute and will enter upon his work there in September. Tbe house and house hold goods of Mr. Eli, Charpenter, an industrious far. mer living about five miles from town were destroyed by fire last week. We were not able to learn the amount of bis OS, or how the fire originated. Mr. P.Y. Hudisil has opened, up a stock groceries in the store room reacently vacated by P. A. Barr. Mr. H. S. Toft, of. Ann Arber, Michigan has decided to locate- in Lincolton. to practice law. He is a graduate of Haward, Misses Minnie Abernathy, Ida Sloan, and Grace Casbion of Mecklingbujg County re turned to their homes last Saturday, after a weeks stay at Bay. C. E. Gowers. Davidson News Items. Davidson. July 10. For the second time in "many moons," the Democrat failed to come Thursday p.m. and it was quite a disappointment, but it came up this a. m. lull ot good reading matter as usual. You have no idea what a failure of the Dimoceat's prompt arrival on Thursday p. m. causes; not only in my household, but several others. My wife and several other good women here look upon tbe Charlotte Democrat, Salem Almanao and "Butterick's Delineator" as "standards" in their line. Well, I have but very few locals to report except a superabundance of rain and suppose you have plenty there. Thanks to Him who governs the storms, the wind part did not reach here with much damaging force. Prof. Withers and bride, of Kaleigh arrived here yesterday on a three weeks visit to his mother and family. As to what young ladies are visiting here and from here elsewhere and how long they are goiBg to stay and when they are go ing back, I am not posted as some of your correspondents seem to be. There has not been a case of typhoid fever here this season and but few fevers of any kind. Only one colored "oelebrater" had to have a doctor sew up his gashes here on the "glorious fourth." Quite a crowd of them came up from Hontersville in tbeir band wagon, "Celebrated till about 11 o'clock at night and left, playing, "I'm tired now and sleepy too!" "All quiet on the lines" here. Long live tbe Democrat. Harrison Tidings. Harrison. July II . The continuous rains of tbe past week are causing some of the farmers of this seotion, who had expeoted to draw their last furrow by the fifteenth, to carry rather gloomy looking ooontenanoe. A number of the ingenious youth of Harrison took advantage of the leisure brought about last week by tbd high sea sons for a mc nic. Thursday last was ap pointed picnio day and no more perfect dar ever dawned. The place was in the lovelr prove surrounding the well kept d remises of Mr. James Hawfield. Ere the hoar of noon arrived a nice crowd had as- sembled. The morning hours wereepect Vf Ci.t"i "ng in me mean time Mr.- Hawfield's peach-orchard which was nfcar by. At 1 o clock dinner was spread in one of the prettiest parts of tbe grove. There waano scarcity cf dinner and all participated to their full satisfaction. The program for the after-noon was a little more varied. Immediately after dinner we were furnished pome nice musio by Messers Will Hood, Ben Hawlield and Misa Annie Hawfield. A drive was next proposed and after aome.consultation as to wbere we ahould go it waa deoided that mn m w-i i xern xiouow on Clems Branoh btlow Barberville. The two and one half miles drive was a pleasant one. arriving ai rem noilow all alighted and were soon scattered here and there in search of ferns whioh grow so luxuriously vure. duu oour iaier me crowd, ladened with spoil reassembled for a rest. Before we were near ready our lengthening, shadows reminded us that it was time for us to be wending our wav homeward1 Long before its close, the day was unani . mousiy noted a most thorough success and to Messrs. Ev Howie, Charles and Ben Hawfield, the skillful planners and faithful executioners, our most heartv congraiuiauoua were extenaed. The Hanson Epworth League met at the home of Mr. James Kerr last Satur day night. There were seventeen of our number present besides three victors. The visitors were Miss May Hhone. of Wil mington, and Messers Erskine and Tom Smith, of Banks. Mrs. "W. E. Cnnningham was eieciea presiaent ot tbe Literary J A a 1 t m mm -wv . ueparimeut iu piace oi Miss JJoby White, resigned. Miss Genioe Houston returned I a Ti a . - nome last naay alter a visit of two weeks at Mr. James Kerrs. Miss Ada Felts returned from Roek Hill Saturday. Mr. Rose Cunningham re- turnea me same a ay. Mr. j. H. Felts has been siok for sev eral days. Mrs. W. S. Bone who is visting her mother Mrs. J. M. Bell has been quite unwell for the past week. Mr. Tom Ezelle and Miss Mary Crowell of Shopton who is visiting her brother ur. w . u. uroweii, ot Foortietb, were out nors eback riding this morning. The School begins at Carolina Aoademv July 20th. Miss Klttie Squires will be the teacher. It has been announced that the pro tracted meeting will begin at Harrison Sunday August 2nd. m a Uncas News Items. Uncas, July 14. Owing to the con tinuous rains your correspondent has not had a chance to gather many of of tbe very important events that have happens in Mallard Creek this week. Of one thing however we are certain, namely, we are not suffering from dry weather. We hope our neighbors have had enough ram. Miss Mattie May Query has gone down to Steele Creek to begin her school there. Mr. JSldred Flow has gone on a bust ness trip to Gaston County. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cockran are spend" ing tbe summer with Mr. Cockran's par ents in Mallard Creek. The "Frying size" had a picnio at Sammond'a grove Saturday, which in spite of frequent rains that day was a very enjoyable affair. Children Cry for "THE STAR SPAIGLED SAME Mil One more star added to the banner emblmatic of the admittance of. Utah to the great States. This gives which is so agiating the the millions to-day. Another que3iion of great importance to the local public the people of Mecklenburg : Where to get the best values lor tne moneys quarter fil ii I) it THE I3sr Thft lode-atone that attracts mm Mm come by chance. They are the result of careful and wide awake buying Prices are cut deep - cut in half and deeper. From firms in financial distress our goods to us often at one-fourth real value. . 1,000 Yards Mosquito Net, all colors, 2Jc. 500 Yards Job Mosquito Net, 8 yards for TEN CENTS. Prices on Shoes cut till the closest cash buyers can ask no. mora reduction. MEN'S PANTS Dress Goods from 2 to the finest. cents up. ONE CENT W I L L B U Y .A. ZETiaiKIIEjlLi'S WORTH One Doz Coat buttons, 2 Boxes Tacks, 2 Ball Sewing Cotton, Spool Cotton 200 yards, Stove Polish, Pocket Hankerchiefs, 24 Envelopes, Writing Tablets, Two Memorandum Books, and hundreds of other arti cles, ONLY ONE CENT. Cheapest Store In The State, In 11 0 0 7K J. Derita News. Derita, July 16. Hon. W. H. Hem addressed the people of Derita and vicii ity on the political issue of tbe day i viewed from the populistio stand poin He was in poor plight for speaking, bein wjr uwnn. xie paia high tribute t Mr. Bryan's personal character butsai the populists cannot endorse him becaus he stands at the head of the Democrati t party and on a borrowed platform. Th 1 day passed off quietly and was rather ; pleasant occasion. Mr. James Smith had quite an unpleaa i ant experience last Tuesday. He ia it poor health and exercises sometimes oi ! horseback. Soon after leaving Deritij for his home some miles in the country his horse became unmanagable and ran at full speed for moro than a mile. Il was with difficulty that Mr. Smith kept his seat. T;. jj4 ; Matthews News Items. Matthews, July 15. The following young ladies are visiting in town this ! week, Misses Mary Morris.Birdie Cross, Beulah Ross, Lila Love, Carrie Hinson, ; Essie McLaughlin, Flora and Nanoy! McDonald. . Mr. James Robertson, of Monroe, and , Mr. McCain, of Wazhaw,1 rpant Sunday ' f in town. l Mrs. E. C. Robertson who has been in Raleigh for soveral months under treat j ment has returned home very muoh im- 1 : proved. Hi Mr. F. V. Huey and family leave i Monday for Lancaster S. C. where they : it i i .1 ... .. ' : win eponu several weess wun relatives. Mrs. J. W. Howey has returned from Wax haw. Mr. Arthur York, left vesterdtv for High Point, to spend a few day's with friends. Viola. The District Conierene at Morven. The Charlotte District Sunday School Conference will commenoe at Morven on Wednesday morning, the 22nd inst. and tbe regular district conference will open at some place next morning. In order to reach Morven in time for the S. S. Conference delegates will have to leave Charlotte and points this side on Monday night or Tuesday morning. They change cars at Wadesboro and will have to wait until 2 o'clock p. m. for train to Morven. Those who have to be at home on Sun day can leave Morven Saturday after noon. Inquire for reduced rates. J no. iC Brooks. , The New York Sun has bolted the Dem ocratic party. That is nothing new it did t in 1884. The Discovery Saved His Life. Mr G Cailouette, Druggist, Beaversville, IU. sayB : " To Dr lung's Hew Discovery l owe my life. Was taken with La Grippe and tried all the physicians for miles about, but of no avail and was given up and told 1 could not live. Hav- as Dr King s New Discovery in my store 1 sent for a bottle and began its use and from the first dose began to get better, and after using three bottles was up and about again It is worth its weight in gold. We won't keep store or house without it." Get a free trial at Barwell & Dunn's drug store. Pitcher's Castorla. I3AY IT WAVE." her a voice in the money question - ine answer comes irom every nrr 111 9 nsroiRria: the reneated bargain lots --do not" 25 CENTS UP. Splendid line of Hosiery from 4 D. .COLLINS. 1