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TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1897.
TIIE NEW TARIFF AND EXPEND I
The republicans in the congress, act
ing under the promptings of President
aicKinley are about to pass a tariff
1111 that is perhaps every whit as ob
jectionable as the law the people so
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bill as given out in advance, is severely
burdensome and decidedly unconstitu
tional. It is for robbery pure and sim
ple made allowable by law. As the
Philadelphia Record says of it, it is
back to the war basis." It is a high
war tariff tax thirty-two years after
peace, not to raise revenues to thrash
Cuba, but to plunder the people the
rreat masses of laborers for the ben
efit of the lordly and insatiate manu
facturers. A robber tax in peace times!
This new Dingley dragnet proposes, it
is now stated, to raise $110,000,000 more
than the present democratic protection
law. Tax payers should think of that.
Consider what that vast sum means,
portends. Buchanan only required from
565,000,000 to $80,000,000 to meet all the
expenditures of government in 1860.
Xnw to fill un the deficit, to splice the
Income, the republican sharks aim to
increase the tax $110,000,000. If the
people favor such legislation as that
they deserve to be burden bearers of
the rich and to toil and moil to meet
by their labor the wasteful extrava
gance of government.
We called attention to the large ad
ditional tax on sugar the people must
pay $22,000,000. A tax is to be added
to every sip of sweetened coffee, to
every ginger cake eaten or apple-pie
indulged. That is bad and wrong and
we think inexcusably mean.
P.ut this is only one of the outrages
plan red, and by no means the great
Thoro i to Vp a heavv increase
nrt oil u'nAbns Takp that in. Every
family in the land use more or less
of wool for comfort and health. The
proposed change by the republicans
is t increase mind, to increase, the
pre? 3nt high schedule as to woolens
f ror.i 25 to 33 per cent. What does that
ui-r.n? It means a high tax on all you
wer.r, all you cover with in cold weath
er. Every man, every woman, every
child has real interest in that calami
tous and wicked tax. It will make
all clothing for all people vastly high
er. The coat you buy today for $6,
will cost you $7.50 or more. The hat
you paid $2.00, you must pay $2.50 or
more for. The pair of blankets you
bought at $3, will cost you hereafter
$3.73 or $4.
The Messenger referred several times
to the great abuse in using shoddy
goods by the manufacturers. While the
woolen tax was reduced by the demo
crats the use of shoddy continued, until
it almost became impossible to buy
pure woolens. The Philadelphia Times,
a gold organ of the extreme sort, gives
this explanation, but limits it to the
operations of the McKinley law:
"The McKinley bill failed to protect
le wool producers because the wool-
the wool produc
on manufacturers were driven to the
greatly enlarged use of shoddy, and the
consumers paid cheaper rates for cloth
ing that was not worth even the cheap
ened value for the quality. The wool
growers were defrauded, and the con
sumers of woolens were defrauded, by
the high taxes on wool and woolens un
der the McKinley bill, and will not his
tory repeat itself if that schedule of
the McKinley bill shall be re-enacted?
"The manufacturers of the country
should look the facts relating to the
tariff squarely in the face. They pro
pose to increase largely the cost of
many of the necessaries of life; not the
necessaries of the rich, but the neces
saries of the poor; and they do it on
the plea that they need increased
protection to enable them to pay just
wages to their labor. They did not in
crease wages under the McKinley bill,
notwithstanding the increased profits
given them. Do they mean to increase
the wages of their labor when the Mc
Kinley bill of 1890 shall be restored in
the Dingley bill of 1897?"
The democratic law was an improve
ment upon the vile McKinley monster,
but it retained far too much of the
protection element it was too little in
accord with democratic theory and
promise. Samuel J. Tilden would never
have approved of such a bill construct
ed on no special line or by any sound
principle of taxation. If the new re
publican law is found to work as op
pressively as the McKinley law did it
is very certain that the country will not
stand it long. It might perchance con
tinue beyond 1900 because in that year
ill nrnlmblv be a creater aues-
tion still unsettled. If a single fight
could be made on protection we have
no doubt it would be overwhelmingly
defeated, just as .we believe that a sim
ple, single issue as to a gold standard
vould result in its overwhelming re
jection. It may be a long time before
a single issue will be fought out. We
would like to see the money question
wisely, humanely, patriotically, justly,
constitutionally settled. We would
then like to see th people- arouse
themselves "like a strong man to run
a race," and make one grand cam
paign on public economy and a vast
reduction of expenditures. Unles3 the
people by their power force the reduc
tion of the present enormous expendi
tures it will nevr be done. The politi
cians do not desire any reduction, do
not aim at reduction. We believe it
right, possible, needed that the ex
penditures in two years should fall
from $1,100,000,000 to not more than
$700,000,000. The people can force this
reduction and ought to do it. The re
publican organs and the politicians will
never agree to it and will swear it is
impossible. But look over the expendi
tures of the last ten years and you will
see that this reduction can be made by
order of the people. Do not forget that
the pretense of the great increase of
taxes by the republicans is to meet ex
penditures grown to be more than a
billion of dollars every two years. Cut
down and relieve the necessity of great
To make the hair grow a natural col
or, prevent baldness, and keep the
scalp healthy, Hall's Hair Renewer
was Invented, and has proved itself
The new governor would rather boss
it like a Tsar in North Carolina on a
$3,000 salary and for four years than to
be a United States judge for life upon
a $6,000 salary. That shows he loves
power better than money. He is "hav
ing so much fun" he will not gratify
the numerous enemies in his party by
resigning the governorship and don
ning the robes of the judiciary. Rus
sell is evidenty well satisfied with the
piece of pie he is eating. He is of some
importance as governor but might be
of no great force as judge.
The people must have a standard just
as a church must have a standard. If
the standard is low very ordinary mor
tals can measure up to it. In Surry
county, so Mr. Brower says, the stand
ard of legislative excellence is the late
thing that played it wild and disgrace
fully at Raleigh. He says that the
people of that county "are delighted
with the legislature and think it the
ablest that ever met in this state." It
is to be hoped there is at least a re
spectable minority who are not in love
with the antics, the profanity, the law
lessness, the corruption, the ignorance,
the abuses, the sins of omission and
commission of that most vicious and
incompetent aggregation of demagog
ues and knownothings. Brower and his
radical gang may praise the gang but
the self-respecting, intelligent and pa
triotic people of the state are damning
the guilty ones with an intensity that
springs from a hatred of meanness and
wickedness and venality. What sort of
a people can they be who take the late
body as the highest expression of leg
islative wisdom and fidelity? Brower
must be slandering Surry.
T'.e sooner you begin to fight the fire,
the more easily it may be extinguished.
The sooner you begin taking Ayer's
Sarsaparilla for your blood-disease, the
easier will be the cure. In' both cases,
delay is dangerous, if not fatal. Be
toire you get Ayer's and no other.
SHARPS AND FLATS.
You would conclude some times that
education was general in the north
from the flips at the south for its illit
eracy. The examinations in Massachu
setts reveal great deficiencies, while
in New York city there is ;o little il
literacy all about. The police force in
the great city must be examined. Some
of the results show ignorance, even id
iocy. Would you not suppose that ev-
niir tit V i f rk xrr fr In fVia nnrt'i trncvvv rf
Abraham Ijincoin, and how he was
killed? Some examinations brought out
this in the New York ity police force:
"The candidates wrere asked to tell
what they knew of Abraham Lincoln.
A few of the answers wTill show the
grade of a large percentage: 'He lost
his life while holling pirshing (posi
tion?) 'He was at last assassinated
out of the effects of yv1' ten he died.'
'He was the president that freed the
south and let the dorkey go free and
he was shot by Garfield this is all that
I remember of prestended Lincom so I
will close hoping that I will pass. "
Since the war there has been a great
increase in the urban population. In
the south the towns have grown in pop
ulation at 'the expense of the country.
Thousands of farmers have gone to the
towns abandoning the calling1 and
home. Tens of thousands of young men
reared on farms have hied them to
town much to the injury of agriculture
perhaps. At any rate it ia best for any
people that agriculture ghould flourish
for upon it rest the true prosperity,
sa!fety and glory of this republic. The
greatest British Statesman of this cen
tury, Mr. Gladstone, says this:
"I believe it is a good general rule
to allow each person to judge for him
self what his pursuits should be, and
whither he shall follow them. But at
the same time I earnestly desire the
maintenance and increase of the rural
population of this country, and I re
joice in all pursuits that tend toward
that increase. It is a blessed thing to
live in the eye nature and in the
Like biliousness, dyspepsia, headache, consti
pation, sour stomach, indigestion are promptly
cured by Hood's Tills. They do their work
easily and thoroughly.
Best after dinner pills.
25 cents. All dniKuists.
Prepared by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell. Mass.
The only Pill to take with Rood's Sarsaparilla.
clear light of day. I havg been a towns
man most of my life, but I am a rural
man, one of the country folk, now, and
it la a great enjoyment to be free
from the foul rivers, and the masses of
smoke, and the darkness that over
hangs many of our great towns, and to
enjoy the scenery that is around us.
the light and the air God has given us
just in the way he gave them. It will
be all the better for this country the
more we can maintain and Increase
the rural population of the land."
The Messenger gave account of the
vaporings of the New England Metho
dist bishop in Maryland and his abuse
of the confederate flag". He is evidently
an inflammable, underbred fellow.
While making an address sinoe he re
ceived a package containing a picture
of a confederate flag, and written un
"This emblem under which fought
for states' rights the bravest and no
blest band of heroes the world ever
produced, the followers of Lee and
Jackson, and others equally gallant,
who contended for four years with
four times their number, wresting vic
tory from them on more than 100 fields,
etc." ' . -
The acrimonous and spiteful Yankee
ecclesiastic had it burned and "hoped
the matter would rest there" or he
"would have something to say about
the agitators." Why will a body elect
a man to an important office who is
not a gentleman in breeding and prin
ciples? The last Chattanooga Tradesman
printed some figures that are going
the rounds as to the moneys deposited
in the savings banks. Up to the 30th
of June last in twenty-eight states
there were $1,907,156,277 deposited. Of
this great sum more than half was in
two northern states, New York and
Massachusetts. There is where the
money goes to, and remains. They are
the people who howl for high taxes
and a gold standard. These make them
rich while impoverishing the other
parts of the country. Reports from
nine southern states showed this:
Wes't Virginia $ 638,220
North Carolina 638,209
South Carolina 4,522,477
What is probably the real explana
tion of the small deposits in the south?
Perhaps mainly three fold: 1. Low
wages, and no surplus to deposit. 2.
Unaccustomed to such banks and the
formation of habits of saving. 3. In
vestments of any surplus in the hands
of some in other and more inviting
directions. Little Rhode Island had
$68,730,940. No wonder they stand up and
bellow for the system that enriches
them who ever else suffer from it.
The advance in the nineteenth centu
ry in mechanic arts, in improvements,
in discoveries, in inventions is truly
wonderful. When Washington died
none of the great inventions of oue age
and country was known. Think what
he lost in dying so soon. Ten or twen
ty years ago the ocean steamers took
eight or ten days to cross the Atlan
tic, and were small vessels babies
really tothose now floating the "grey
hounds" as they are called. These in
turn will soon be so eclipsed, they will
be as "cockle-shells" by the side of
the liviathans of the mighty deep. It
was announced the other day (The
Messenger copied it), that the White
Star line was building a cleamer 704
feet in length. This is twenty-four feet
longer than the huge Great Eastern
Was 4ha't did so little. It is sixty-five
feet longer than the other largest ves
sel in all the world. The Hamburg line
is Constructing several vessels over 600
feet long. Will these prove successes or
too bulky and unmanageable?
Truly Astonishing. Miss "Annette N.
Moen, Fountain, Minn., says: "Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral has had a wonderful
effect in curing my brother's Children
of a severe and dangerous cold. It was
truly astonishing how speedily they
found relief after taking this prepara
The New York Tribune does not like
Bailey of Texas. What of it? What
true democrat likes Reed of Maine.
The Cleveland organs are not pleased
with McKinley's message and the
financial exhibit. Of course they are
not. Who expected they would be?
An outbreak in South America, in
Uruquay, is in time for one was to be
expected before now. They are vol-
j mcguiar uown mere, but
So there are charges of corruption in
the Iowa legislature. Do any legisla
tures and Congresses meet in these de
cadent times in which there Is no cor
ruption, charged or otherwise?
So little Greece will make war in spite
of the great nations. That is the im
pression now In Europe. It may be
they will spank Greece and put it to
It Will gratifv manv nnstmnctoro
know that the ruling of the new post
master general is to let them continue
in office until term expires. That will
give many or the most of them one or
even two years of continued official
A rumor comes from Richmond that
the Seaboard will branch out on a big
scale that it must build a rival line
parallel to the Atlantic Coast Line. So
reports the Dispatch giving It as a ru
mor. "It wants the world." A road
that makes and holds and pays no divi
dends can build much, especially when
heavily in debt.
J Colonel John Hay. the new ambassa-
dor to Great Britain, Is a native of In
diana. Of his actual qualifications for
such a high place we know nothing.
But can It be that he is the best and
ablest man of tht republican party now
for the most responsible foreign place?
Webster and other foremost men have
represented the United States at the
Court of St. James.
General Horace Porter, appointed am
bassador to France, was born In Penn
sylvania, and is 60 years of age. What
are his qualifications for the high post
to which he is assigned at the Court of
St. Cloud are beyond us. He is prob
ably about as well equipped as a mil
lion of his fellow citizens are, but they
did not fight against the south it may
be or were not generals.
The greatest living English poet Is
Swinburne, unless Kipling is really the
true laureate. But two great London
newspapers have not found his name
and printed it Charles A. His real
name is Algernon Charles. What is
fame any way? The next thing you
will read perhaps in those big dailies
will be Alexander Tennyson and Ed
ward James Gladstone.
A race riot occurred at Birmingham,
brought on by negroes interfering with
law officers arresting a negro burglar
who shot a policeman. It was a free
fight. Results, a dead .burglar, another
negro badly injured, twenty battered
heads. Officer Perdue will recover who
was shot. The negroes numbered hun
dreds and are still threatening. Police
men in strong force are on hand.
The New York Tribune held back
awhile as an illustrated daily. But it
has gone into it now extensively, and it
leads all rivals in the excellence of its
pictures. Some of its portraits are
works of art and equal many of the
magazines. The Tribune has ugly poli
tics, but it is a remarkably well edited
daily in all departments. It is not of
the "yellowT" class of degraded sensa
tionalism. STATISTICAL AND INDUSTRIAL.
A cat with a wooden leg finds an ap
propriate haven at the Togus (Me.)
A young child died at Hillsboro, N.
II., recently from arsenical poisoning,
caused by eating wall paper.
Ireland, with a population of 4,704,000
has one of the smallest suicide rates
in Europe only ten to the million.
Of 1,000 men who marry, 332 marry
younger women, 579 marry women of
the same age, and eight-nine marry
The London school board rule forbid
ding collections in schools was sus
pended in order to allow subscriptions
to the Indian famine fund.
Over 300,000 fruit trees were planted
in Otero county, Colorado, last year,
and it is expected that more than 4C0,
000 will be planted this year.
London has already raised more than
$2,000,000 for the victims of the famine
and plague in India, and it is believed
that the sum will ultimately reach $3,-
Twenty cases of diphtheria have oc
curred in the S potts school district,
Union county, Pennsylvania, from the
use of the -single drinking cup and old
time drinking pail.
The Minnesota legislature has passed
a law forbidding the sending of flow
ers to a murderer. Such a law should
prevail in every state 'in the union.
Of the $200,000,000 war indemnity
which Japan is to receive from China
it is expected that narly 80 per cent,
will be expended in naval construction
New York Mail and Express.
New York's real estate exchange has
decided to oppose the erection of build
ings more than fifteen stories in height.
We are glad to see reason thus taking
hold of the sky-scraper evil. Richmond
The managers of the Hull House Set
tlement, unicago, nave started, a
scheme for "circulating picture collec
tions," the pictures to be taken out
just as books, and for two weeks, with
the privilege of renewal.
What was left of the supper at the
inauguration ball served to feed hun
dreds of poor people. It is some satis
faction to Marylanders to know that
those tarrapin that cost $70 a dozen
were not wholly lost. Baltimore Amer
R Al I C 1 tl n reveal the secret
auuthat the blood
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deavoring to throw off. This
change takes place every
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pure condition of the blood
causes an unsightly complex
ion, besides an enervating,
depressing effect uoon the en
tire system. Just now a few
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RALEIGH, N. C.
Every woman asks eagerly, "What
will we wear this Summer ?" The an
swer comes, "Grenadines." Dame
Fashion whispered to us many months
ago that Paris had decreed that Grena
dines should be the correct Fabric for
Spring and Summer 1897.
Paris says " Grenadines," so we all
say " Grenadines." Thus the choices
are properly made. New York knows
quickly as Paris what Fashions are to
be, Raleigh sees them almost simul
taneously with New York.
wool, Mohair, Gouon, Linen, silks.
All take up the thread, and presto !
Grenadines appear. Gauze, thin as
though woven from threads of a
spider's spinning, films as fine as but
terfly wings, patterns that seem like
flying leaves lodged against the web of
a spider home. "You see Grenadines."
Our stock is rich with them; Striped,
Jetted, Plain, Bordered, Square, Mesh
and Camel's Hair, all go to make the
assortments bewildering. Many styles
exclusively our own. Prices on all are
moderate. A just appreciation of them
may be obtained by writing for samples.
U. H. ft B. S. Tucker & So.
RALEIGH, N. C.
FKESH GOODS OF FIRST QUALITY ONLY
HEAVY AND FANCY GROCERIES,
Bagging euici Ties,
Oats for Fed and Seed, lime, Cement, &c, &c
LOWEST CASH PRICES-
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Cafitoria Is put tp ia ene-tlia bcttles only. It
is rot sold la bulk. Don't allow aayena to sell
you anything else on the plea or promise that It
is "jtst as gocd" and "will answer crery par
pose." S-Seo that you get C-A-S-T-O-S-I-A.
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