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There have been more rapes attempt
ed upon white women, some of high so
cial rank, in the south within two
weeks than perhaps at any previous
period in the history of the south. The
preachers preach against lynchings;
the newspapers denounce lynchings;
Lilt? Il i '-JtrrJ Jii ,u; nui aoo xovfju
lions condemning lynchings; the ne-
the rapists, and the negro religious
bodies pass resolutions against lynch
ing and still the lynchings continue.
Why? Northern writers say that it is
because society is being resolved into
Its original elements and chaos is to the
front in the south- That does not ex
plain or account for the lynchings for
the repetition of lynchings in such rapid
order. The reason why lynchings are
fierce and frequent Is not far away.
Just before you read of a lynching, you
read of some awful crime against some
pure virtuous white woman, maid or
wife. Every lynching is almost in
variably preceded by some devilish
crime against some helpless white v.o
man. Let the devils cease their work and
the hangings will cease. The records of
the last few weeks of rapes in the south
are indeed-black with villainy, lust and
death. One scoundrel after accomplish
ing his infernal work, murdered the
young girl and tied her to a tree. An
other devil beat his victim as she" lay
helpless on the bed and sought to burn
l.-r up. She died, but not before she
ft '..1 who was the devil who murdered
':, ,-t. Tlvi rap?s or attempted outrages
not c onfined to one state. Virginia
v .'1 hans a young scamp who tried to
ai-auU one of the first ladies in Rich
mond. Dr. Ryder, in Georgia, was hanged by I
a mob because, as the Georgia papers
all agree, of the law's delay. The peo
ple were disgusted and offended. Ry
der had most brutally murdered his
sweetheart, and over a year ago, but
the lawyers used every device and
method to stave off punishment. It an
gered the people, and worried them to
desperation. The result was they
lynched him. The Augusta News says:
"The lynching is thedirect result of the
new methods of practice that obtain in
the courts of the land. In olden times,
before the advent of end of the century
lawyers. Dr. Ryder would have been
placed on trial impartially, the merits
of the case thoroughly weighed and
punishment inflicted or freedom given,
as the evidence dictated. Then there
would have been no lynching. Either
outraged justice would have been sati
fied or the prisoner's innocence de
clared. According to the manner in
which courts and lawyers now work.
Dr. Ryder's case has been carried from
one court to another and postponed
and set back on this and that ground
by well paid, smart lawyers until It
really began to look as if the distin
guished criminal would spend the re
mainder of his days a well fed, though
jailed, ward of the state at large."
There will be no abatement of lynch
ings until the criminal laws are severely
amended, criminals arc; convicted, and
without delay or dilatory process.
Quick trial and the enforcement of
justice, with a sure conviction of
scoundrels are what is needed. Noth
ing short of this will satisfy the ends
of justice and give "confidence and
security to the people. How can south
ern men feel that life and home are
safe with the damning record of the
last two or three weeks staring them
In the face? What home is sacred and
safe from the brutal Invader, when the
half dozen or more crimes of a few
days are known? In several instances
black brutes entered the houses and
either accomplished their villainy or
were scared away.
Such papers as the New York Even
ing Post will be always moralizing over
southern savagery, but the dreadful
deeds of negroes do not shock them or
- call out particular denunciation. The
southern barbarities m eaning the
nation and wrath of these long-tange
sympathisers with ' the negroes. So
stirred are the people of Georgia over
some late crimes that lynchings are
openly advocated and openly preached.
When a negro was lynched at Griffin,
the mayor said he would have helped
if it had been outside the town limits.
An evening Atlanta paper said in in
dorsing the lynching, "do your work in
the broad sunlight of God's glorious
day time, and hang, yes, burn, every
brute who destroys your home." That
shows how deeply men are being
aroused at the frequency and diabolism
of recent crimes against the white wo
men. The Anglo-Saxons are resolved
to protect their homes, and hence they
will do it openly and promptly.
There is not a good citizen of either
race in the south who desires mob law.
There is not one who does not deplore
mob law. But if the courts are power
less, if the laws now are insufficient, on
the side of crime and criminals, and
punishment is delayed; if the governors
- can set aside verdicts and turn crim
inals loose upon society, where is the
protection? There Is no safety in the
south with poorHfaws, inefficient courts
-.and one man to pardon at will. In all
countries when desperadoes and devils
defied society and made life unsafe,
men have united and punished the vio
lators and then restored law, and order.
'The north has had such an illustration
In its past history. Says the New York
Evening Post:
Society really seems to be relapsing
mio us original elements in some pana
of the south, and the unrestrained rule
of the mob is fast being substituted for
that of the constituted authorities. The
one man in Georgia, one In Louisiana,
mob upon a Tennessee Jail for the same
purpose, and the narrow escape from
vengeance of a criminal in Florida."
Not one word is said of the brutes
who ravage and devour. The barriers
are broken down by the brutes and the
lynchers have easy access. No civiliza
tion can' be long preserved with rapists
ravening around and night riders in
full cha3e of the scoundrels.
"Have tried others, but like Ayer's
best" is the statement made over and
over again by those who testify to the
benefit derived from the use of Ayer's
Sarsaparllla. Disease never had a
greater enemy than this powerful
blood purifier. It makes the weak
strong. .
LINA. There is to be an enormous beet crop
planted this year in Germany. The
acreage will be not less than 1,053,000
and the product is estimated at 1.830,
000 tons. To show how rapidly the beet
industry has developed, in 1831 the total
crop for all Europe was 162,000 tons.
If this crop is so important, is so large
in Europe what is to hinder develop
ment on a huge scale in our own coun
try? Cannot the United States grow
enough sugar producing beets to meet
the demands of consumers? It requires
a certain knowledge of the business
an intelligent insight, to make a suc
cess of it. Rut so it does with tobac
co. It seems that the beet flourishes
where there is abundant sunshine. The
south ought then to be the right sec
tion for it. The Atlanta Journal says
of the beet product:
"The German beets contain about 13
per cent, of sugar, and beets grown
in the northern states do not show
a materially higher average, if reports
collected by the government are trust
worthy. The desired percentage of su
gar in beets, so far as profits are con
cerned, is 16. This percentage is read
ily reached in New Mexico and Ari
zona on irrigated lands. Why is not
such a percentage possible under the
sun as it shines in Georgia? The dif
ference in the value of beets is seen at
once in the case of a factory that
handles 100,000 tons of beets during the
season. Such a factory would extract
from 16 per cent, beets 2,000 more tons
of sugar than it could get from 14 per
cent beets. Two thousand tons of sugar
would bring $160,000 a very fat divi
dend on the factory investment, even
if higher prices were paid for high
grade beets." ,
It would be well for those interested
in agriculture to look closely into the
beet product. It is well understood
that in a state a diversity of industries
is necessary and is a sure way to pros
perity. It is these small industries as
well as the large that help to make a
state prosperous. In agriculture it has
been found profitable to cultivate
many products. If the climate of North
Carolina is favorable to obtaining good
results in beet cultivation then it
should be prosecuted with intelligence
and vigor. If the sunshine, the soil
the labor, the means are all united
satisfactorily then the growth of the
beet and the production of sugar there
from ought to be profitable and satis
factory. Our state agricultural de
partment can probably give the needed
information as to this particular indus
try. We know of no reason why the
climate and soil of North Carolina
should not be especially well adapted
to this new product. We would sup
pose that they would be better adapted
to it than Germany or New York or
the northwest where the climate is
more rigorous. That there is much
profit in the beet sugar is doubtless
true when the percentage o sugar is
fairly high. The Journal gives this:
"Fourteen per cent, beets in New
Mexico are considered worth $4 a ton,
and 25 cents is paid for each extra 1
per cent, of sugar in the beets. Twelve
tons per acre is an average crop. A
factory that uses 100,000 tons of beets
in a season would pay to the farmers
of the neighborhood about $450,000;
would pay out for labor about $150,000,
and would produce pulps that would
fatten 10,000 head of cattle, sheep and
There ought to be some intelligent
tests made in North Carolina without
delay. If a few good farmers under
the direction of the agricultural de
partment would make experiments and
report results it would then 1te ascer
tained as to whether the sugar beet
was the thing for this state. .
Neglect of the hair often destroys its
vitality and natural hue, and causes it
to all out. Before it is too late, apply
Hall's Hair Renewer, a sure remedy.
There is money for the south in grow
ing fruits. Through the decades we
have been urging that more attention
should be given by the farmers to the
many varieties of fruit that can be
made to grow to such perfection. In
no state can better grapes, pears,
peaches and apples be grown than in
North Carolina. Facts show that. As
we have before stated in these columns,
the very finest, most delicious pears
we ever saw or tasted were grown in
an upper county in 1S5S, by Dr. James
Russell, one of the best physicians of
his time, an excellent man every way.
He had twenty-five varieties he culti
vated for his own pleasure, and we do
not know he ever sold one in his life.
He lived several miles from Oxford, in
Granville. At the world's fair (the
first ever held) in New York city, in
1851 or '52, the two highest premiums
for apples were taken by two North
Carolina pomologists, of Guilford
county. We know that no Northern
apple ever sold in Wilmington that we
saw was superior to two kinds that
grew a half century ago in an upper
county. They were the "winesap," and
a most delicious apple called simply
the "greenskin." Up to date, we must
say that old "Weaver" peach of the
fifties sold at Oxford was par excel
lence the very best, the most delicious.
They were a large white peach, as
Juicy as a ripe grape, full of sacharine
and most luscious. We refer to those
that grew forty and fifty years ago
in one section we well knew, and we
doubt If today as excellent pears,
peaches and apples could be found in
the same section.
Our people In the sections so favor
able to the growth of the apple, pear
and peach have not availed themselves
of their advantages or they would be
making hundreds and thousands of
dollars from their orchards, where they
make very little, If anything.
There is "big money" in these fruits.
Some have found money in vineyards.
North Carolina has several kind3 of
choice grapes indigenous to Its soil
grapes that were found here by the
early settlers. Peaches can be made to
pay in all the counties stretching from
Northampton across to Rockingham
county or farther west.
In McDufne county, Ga., Mr. J. T.
West, a farmer, has been cultivating
the peach for a few years, and with
good success. He writes to The Au
gusta Chronicle of his operations. He
says :
"What you say is true. Our peaches
are as fine as can be raised anywhere,
and this year, while southwest Georgia
has practically failed on peaches, our
trees are full.
"There is more money in peaches
than in any other crop we can raise.
Every farmer who has land within five
miles of a railroad should have at least
1,000 or 2,000 trees. The outlay is small.
One crop well sold will pay for land,
trees and all expenses.
"I have 2,000 Elbertas. I sold the
peaches on 1,000 of these trees a month
since at a price sufficient to -pay me
for land, trees and expenses and 15 to
20 per cent, interest on my money,
and the trees being only four "and a
half years old, are good for quite a
number of crops yet."
We have faith in Norfth Carolina
and in the intelligent, industrious
farmers of this state. What a Geor
gian can do in any farming results can
be equalled or surpassed by North Car
olina farmers. If they will emulate
Mr. West's excellent example they will
reach his results. Try it.
A criminal negro who murdered a
white boy is in for thirty years in the
penitentiary. Great indignation
among the people in McDowell county
at such a finding for such a heinous
crime. In other states there would
have been a lynching. It is better to
abide by the law, even when the ver
dict is shameful.
Rev. Dr. J. L. M. Curry's indorsement
of the excellence of the Agricultural
and Mechanical college is worth no
little. He has-ability, learning and
wide observation. President Hoiiiday
is a most efficient officer and it is in
deed a blessing to the students and
the best interests of the college that
he was retained in his place. It is a
good and benignant thing to have a
genuine gentleman, and not a frothy
fraud and demagogue at the head of
an educational institution.
It is of very great importance to
North Carolina that the courts shall
try and punish. We knowr that among
the best class of citizens, there is a
growing want of confidence in the
courts. The farcical features predom
inate, and the tragical is set aside, and
has fallen into inglorious neglect. If
any thing was lacking to bring trial by
jury into positive contempt the pres
ent condition of the courts will fur
nish it. Unless chaos is to come and
crime be allowed to sweep in its own
way and without restraint, the pres
ent system will have to be amended.
Either juries must be selected in a dif
ferent way and eight men can convict,
or the jury system will have to be
abolished and all cases be held before
three judges. As now organized, the
courts are a broad burlesque a shame
ful travestie upon the very name of
Effectual. Charles J. Booth, Olive
wood, Cal., says: "I have used Ayer's
Pills in my family for several years,
and have always found them most ef
fectual in the relief of ailments arising
from a disordered stomach, torpid liver,
and constipated bowels.
Bynum,Watterson & Co., of the rain
bow crowd of statesmen, are resolved
to make a political demonstration this
year, to keep up the organization, and
have chosen three states for the scenes
of their mighty display. The states
selected are Kentucky, Iowa and
Ohio. They call themselves the "Na
tional Democrats." What is the basis
of success? Upon what do they build
for a fine time this year? Is it upon
former success? Or has there been an
assurance given to the rainbow fellows
that their cause is steadily improving
in the great west? In the states nam
ed the total vote they got last year
was 11,500, out of 1,991,S00, or less than
two-thirds of 1 per cent, of the whole.
In Kentucky where Watterson is the
ghost ticket received but 1,837.
The Pennsylvania Grand Army of
the Republic is not thoroughly recon
structed. It Is for keeping up the war
feeling thirty-two years after peace
was declared. Mr. William J. Thomp
son, of Philadelphia, had given his
place for the reunion of the veterans,
and had asked that tlu? George E. Pick
ett Camp of Confederate Veterans, of
Richmond, Va., should be invited. But
this wa3 opposed, and the proposition
raised a great storm. This Is signifi
cant. It Is one of several demonstra
tions that show that at heart the north
is not willing to bury the hatchet and
to fraternize with the men they
fought. In other words, with a great
many "up there' the war Is not yet
over. The south would do well not to
show any anxiety to have parades
and Joint meetings. A certain degree
of self respect is in order.
There has been an advance in the
wheat market, but the high tariff laid
by the republican robbers has had
nothing to do with it. The law of sup
ply and demand has come in to assert
its power. There Is a shortage of crops
in other countries and that has put
wheat up b?yond the starvation prices
of the last several years. This advance
is most fortunate. The American crop
Is good better than last year. The in
crease in price will give millions of dol
lars to the farmers. It is well that this
increase comes. The new tariff will
add, will increase the burdens of the ,
people by $150,000,000, and it is a bless
ing to the toiling, burdened farmers
that an increase in price of one product
will bring them many millions of dol
lars, giving them something of pros
perity once more.
There is no doubt whatever that the
antitoxine treatment in dyphtheria is
a pronounced success. It has been fully
tested in Massachusetts, and the re
sults are satisfactory and reassuring.
It is more marked in the present year
than in the last year. Dr. S. W. Ab
bott, secretary of the state board of
health in his annual report shows that
in 1885 the percentage of fatalities to
cases of diphtheria in which antitoxine
was used was 13.7. while in 1896 it was
reduced to 11.6. In the two years cov
ered by the work of the state board 451
cases have been treated with antitox
ine, of which 58 have resulted fatally,
or an average percentage for the two
years of 12.8. T-his is compared with
the figures for the years 1891 and fol
lowing. In the treatment of both
dyphtheria and membranous croup it is
found -that the same bacillus is pres
ent. Including all cases of these two
diseases in the state the percentage of
fatality was as follows: In 1891, 23.5
per cent.; in 1892, 29.2; in 1893, 31.7; in
1894, 27.9; in 1895, 18.9. In 1895 can be
seen, in the effect upon the general
situation in the state, the effect of the
beginning of the use of antitoxine.
Tom Reed has carried it with a high
hand during the extra session. His
first term as speaker was signalized by
great usurpation of power which gave
him an unenviable reputation. In fact, J
he played the tyrant as no other de- J
liberative officer ever attempted in this J
country. But his greatest achievement
was reserved for the extra session.
Practically there was no house at all
for months. lie simply usurped all
power and forbade any legislation
whatever. He was. the supreme boss,
and he would not tolerate the idea of
legislation. It was a pitiable sight for
freemen this one man from Maine
setting aside all pretence of legislation
by the waving of his hand and making
it a daily farce of assembling in the
capitol. He did this coolly, defiantly,
successfully. The large republican ma
jority desired it, and the democrats
were powerless. It shows what a ty
rant can do in an assembly of suppos
ed freemen. How long this business of
usurpation is to continue unchecked
no one knows. It is time for a row if
one man can stop all legislation and
close up a deliberative assembly at his
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If you wish to restore the lost
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She was a pretty salesgirl,
He asked her for a kiss.
For he was the accepted
Of the fair and blushing miss.
She gave him one, and as she drew
Her rosy Hps away.
"Is there," she asked, In trembling tones,
"Anything else today?"
That is our motton, "Is there anything
else today?"
"We have plenty of time to wait on you,
and polite attention is our rule and privi
lege. We buy bargains and we sell bar
gains, and if there is a better way to
please you we would like to know it. I
am doing a splendid business considering
the season, and I am more than anxious
to close out my summer goods. I have a
good many Lawns and Organdies, White
Goods and Silks of all grades, Summer
Novelties In double-fold Dress Goods.
Ladies' Hats are one thing I have done
more pushing this season than ever be
fore. .1 have been trimming up a nice line
of Hats that I have on hand, good styles,
with ribbon and chiffon and flowers, mak
ing real nice Hats, pretty and stylish, at
50c, 75c $1.00, $1.23 and $2,000. Sailors in
rough straw, the correct shape, at 5c:
better goods at 8c, 11c and 15c; nicely
banded at 23c and up to C5c, 50c, 73c and
$1.00. We have a nice line of fine Sailors
that we sold at $1.23 each, new goods, I
am now offering at 75c.
A big line of narrow Lace just received
at 25c, 35c, 40c, 50c, COc, 70c, SOc and $1.00
per dozen yards; from to li inches wide
at 3c to 12c per yard. Very wide Va!
Laee for 5c, 8c and 10c per yard in White
and Rustic colors.
In Clothing we sell quite a good many
suits, as this one department in our
store covers 55x50 square feet of f.oor
room, used only for Men's and Boys'
Clothing. I have a few Linen Crash Suits
on hand for Men at $1.73, $2.73 and $3.23 a
suit. A big lot of nice, strictly all-wool
Gents' Cassimer suits from $4.00, $3.00,
$6.00, $7.00 and up to $12.00 a suit. We sell
honest Clothing, and we guarantee every
suit as we represent it or refund the
money. Men's Jeans Pants at 20c a pair.
We have just received a nice line of
fancy Crockery and Glassware. Fancy
Teas, with nice Saucers, at 10c. Fancy
Vases, Bisque figures, at 5c, 10c up to
25c Jelly Jars, with covers, at 43c per
dozen. Beautiful fine China- Cream
Pitcher at 10c; 1 quart Bowl, nicely decor
ated, at 5c; beautiful individual Creams
at 10c, and any little China novelty you
may want. .
Remember, we sell bargains every day
in Shoes and Slippers. We carry a very
nice line of Ladles' Slippers, to move, at
40c a pair; better ones at C5c, 73c and $1.00.
In fine Shoes, we carry Ladles' Shoes
from 63c, 75c. 8,8c. $1-00. $1.25 and up to
$2.50 a pair. Men's Shoes, 95c, $1.00, $1.25
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and up to $3.00 a pair. Why need to go
barefooted? We sell Shoes cheap enough
and good enough to please everybody.
HOSIERY. HOSIERY. X have Just re
ceived about 180 dozen Hose, for Ladles
and Gents. Men's fast black seamless
Half Hose at 10c. Imported Iiermsdorf
dyed at 13c. In Black, Gray, Tan, Bal
ibrlggan. I claim they are as good Half
HosVrs there are in the city for 23c. We
guarantee the color and the quality. All
we ask is a trial. We Bell Children's Hoam
less long leg, fast black ribbed Hose at
10c a pair; also seamless black Ibno at
5c, and fine Imported Children's Hose for
I2bc, 13c, 20c and 23c a putr. Infants
Socks, in white, at 23c a pair; throe-quarter
Hose, for Infantt, Imported goods, at
15c a pair. Ladies' Hose at any prlre and
in any color White, Cream, Tan, Brown,
Oxblood, Gray and Black at any price
from 5c to 73c a' pair. If you need Ho
siery for any of the family I can fit them
In sizesuit them In color and please them
in price.
In Gent's and Ladles' Ties we hav
quite a selection. Ladies' Bows from 10c,
13c, 20 and 23c, all colors. Cents' Scarfs
from 10c to 50c. Four-in-Hand Ties from
15c, 20c, 23c and SOc.
Gents Collars, all styles, from 3c, 5c,
8c, 10c, and 13c. Ladies' Job Collars and
Cuffs in best Linen goods. I have about
5,000 I bought in a Job, good Collars and
Cuffs, best Linen, nicely laundered and
ready for use, that I will sell at 1c each.
I Also Boys White Sailor Coliars, worth
10c, for lc. A big lot of fine new Ladies'
Collars, host goods, at 10c. Cuffs 23c a
Ribbon far Collars and Belts of all
kinds. Ladles' Belts, a special drive, full
leather, I have been selling at 10c, now
5c; my 20c quality now 10c, a big drive; of
25c quality now 15c; my 35c quality now
25c. Fancy and Plain Silk Belting of all
kinds. Belt Buckles for 5c and 10c each.
Shirt Waist Seta at 10c each. A nloe
line of Combs and Brushes A fine Rubber
Comb, 8 Inches long, with fine and coarse
teeth, at 5c each; very heavy Rubber, 18
inches long, with strong heavy back, at
10c. Hair Brushes from 10c, 15c, 20c. 2Go
and up to 50c each. 8hoe Brushes from
10c, 13c and 25c Blxby's 4 ounce bottle
best Shoe Dressing at 5c. regular 10c. All
colors In Tan Paste and Dressing. FIn
lino of leather paint like Buggy-Top
Dressing, Harness Dressing at 23c a bottle.
School children and teachers notice. I
have Moore's best Ink In small bottles at
2c a bottle. Stafford's at 5c. ..Williams
1 quart bottles, at 25c a bottle. Arnold',
Stafford's, Diamond, best Inks, In 1 quart
bottle, at 50c a , bottle, worth $i;00 else
where. '
I could continue telling' you of the many
things I have to sell, but apace will not
allow. Our goods sell themselves. We
want your. trade in the dry goods line
and ask you to come and see us at 112
North Front street, opposite the Orton
, Propc,
big racket store
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