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WHO SHOULD BE SENATOR ?
Why Prominent Marion Democrats Believe Simmons is the Man. X the Editor of the Burke County News : We believe that Hon. F. M. Simmons should be elected United States Senator. He is a m.m of character and ability. X word has ever been spoken against him that did not orig inate with the Republicans and Populists. The assaults l,v those who oppose him hrir, his character as a man into question. The Republi cans are against him, and are actively working" against him, Ik cause they desire to punish him for the work he has done against them. We love him for the enemies he has made. The arguments used against Mr. Simmons by Gen. Carr's stnprters are those used by the Republicans against the amendment in the campaign, and which will be usedagainst it if it overgoes into the courts. Some of our democratic reo Utrars are indicted in the fed eral courts and the Republi cans falsely charge fraud, and -Mr. Simmons is charred bv the same enemies of good gov ernment with the same kind ot irauds. To assault our valiant and able chairman is to assault the Democratic par ty. When Gen. Carr does this he lessens the respect to winch he is entitled. The man who is so good that he criticises the methods resort ed to to carry the last two elections in this State, is in no position to ask for any of the fruits of the victory. The election of members of this legislature, the amendment, and .Mr. Simmons are, all to gether, subjects of approval t disapproval. Gen. Carr and his friends cannot com mend the amendment and the election of a democratic legis lature and abuse Mr. Sim mons, to whom, more than any other man, is due the credit ot the victory. The de-teat of the leader of our party in the primary would be c- nstrued a rebuke to him ;i''d a repudiation of the amendment. The truth is, it u"uld be of infinite harm to the democratic party and of great good to the republican 'party for Mr. Simmons to be ,; ideated by anyone. There- re, nearly all the republicans il'e tor Gen Carr. Fr years Mr. Simmons has rendered his party and State services as no one else has and few others could. If the tamp of approval were placed by democrats on the republi can charges against him there would be an undeserved inju ry to our friend at the behest of our enemies. It would be ingratitude, and we cannot afford to strike Mr. Simmons with the weapon prepared by populists and republicans. We believe him the best man of any of the aspirants, for the position. We do not, by this reflect on any other can didate. He is an able man and a moral one. We trust that only fair means will be re sorted to in this contest. "No democratic primary should or will receive the respect of the democracy if it is not fair and honest. We trust that it is not true, as reported, that anyone will undertake to con trol this election by money ar guments. If it is resorted to we will deem it our duty to expose it. No man should go to the United States Senate because he has money or spends it. Every argument we have heard made why Gen. Carr should be elected to the Senate is put directly or indi rectly on the ground that he has given money to someone or to something. WedoGen. Carr credit to suppose that he does not want political pro motion as a consideration for charitable gifts. It belittles his charity to claim anything for it. Republican newspa pers are all loud in their abuse of Mr. Simmons and praise . of Mr. Carr. The masses of the democratic vo ters are for Simmons. Some democratic county newspa pers are busily engaged in sending out as supplements to their papers, and in other forms, the vile charges which such republicans as Linney, Pearson and Holton madedur-j intr the recent campaign against Mr. Simmons and his party. Mr. Simmons and his friends have thus far carried on a dignified campaign and have not made any personal charges against any other can didate. We vouch for the character and ability of the man whose cause we espouse and ask democrats to endorse his action and show an appre ciation of his services by giv ing him an overw helming vote and thus rebuke those whoat tempt to blacken his charac ter. During the campaign prior to the election in Aug ust every democrat praised him and none have the right t) belie their own praise and action to advance their politi cal ambitions. . Very respectfully, E. J. Justice. J. Q. Gilkey. T. W. Wilson. W. McD. Burgin. R. W. Brown. J. M. Clay. R. J. Burgin. Jno. W. Kirby. Dan F. Kirby. J. H. Gormon. J. G. Neal. J. A. McDonald. Marion, N.C., Oct. 25, 1 Orders taken for BEIFELD Suits, Wraps and Skirts. Land Sale. Will sell on Monday Novem ber 5th. 7 lots OTl Groan ctroot opposite Dr. Lax-ton's TWinc of sale 20 per cent, cash and oaiance in b months, L. A. Bristol, Receiver of Piedmont Bank. . Oct. 3rd, 1900. I. I. DAVIS & SON. JKFoR Sale. A fine brood mare. Gentle and works well. Terms easy. Apply to E. S. War lick IFor Sale Cheap. A brand-new Bicycle. Apply at this office. h P A QTAXT '. My watch stock is continually expanding. Hae just received a new line of ladies' gold filled and sil ver watches. L'L) L" vTT VTTJ The S00 v"l"es in my silver plated ware will IMPERIALISM. ake you a "free" buyer when 3-011 see the nice patterns and learn the low prices. Some new pieces of gold jewelry here are fit to be worn at any court, and they are waiting to adorn some of the fifteen million American queens. rilTlTTQfpCl We do not "trust." Operating on a limited capital we can't L JX U O Jl Ot afford to. And in order to give you the best good at low pri ve must buy right and sell right. This means a cash business. J. B. SWINDELL. New School at RUTHERFORD COLLEGE NEW EQUIPMENT. NEW MANAGEMENT. NEW FACULTY. s A Superb Location, s Ample courses. Thorough work. Faculty unsurpassed by any school of the kind in the State. Terms low. Stu dents will receive personal attention from instructors Session Begins August 30th. Prospectus and announcement will be sent on application. Address Chas. C. Weaver, Ph. D. or, A. C. Reynolds, A. B. RUTHERFORD COLLEGE, - - - N. C. The Election Over. -o- The election is over and THEY SAY the negro is eliminated; but be that as it may, both man and beast must depend upon the farmer for their bread and meat. To encourage this great industry, I have just perfected arrangements by which 1 can supplj my farmer friends with the most reliable Wheat Fertil izer on the market. I am also agent for the celebrated Disc Wheat Drill a sample of which can be seen at my store. I will keep on hand choice Tennessee Seed Wheat, perfectly clear of all filth and from which article the finest flour in the world is made. I am daily adding to my large stock of Family Groceries, Fancy Confections and other useful articles that I have not room here to mention. Fair and honest dealing is my motto, and to verify this you only have to gise me a trial. You will find me at the old Uogau Corner. R. A. Cobb.