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Chronicle 4 ti iuiO UH Mt CENTS. The State Chronicle ill be Sent for Fifty Cents Until After the Election. I4f At this low rate every Democrat in : state ought to take the CHRONICLE. KTTlie CIUIOMCLH j Hi regularly iulonteu1 Organ of the Democratic party in Xorth Carolina. It will lead the tight against liadical ism. A SOUTH RUN FAMILY SEnSJ'APEK FOR TOWN A M KMSTRV, DKTOTED TO THK KELFAUE OF NORTH C4ROUKA, AND TUB SOUTH. VOL. XVIII. RALEIGH, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 18S8. xo. :m THE TARIFF FORUM. mi: issue of the campaign TARIFF REFORM. IS I . m.icracy Stands (or Cheap Necessaries aiul High Luxuries-'Kepublicanisin is lor llish Taxation. 1'nder this head we shall give some of the rt .-sons why voters should support the I Mnocratie ticket because of its attitude ip the Tariff. The present Protective Tariff ha been pronounced by theU. S. Supreme C nt -robbery." The Democratic party sis: "Quit robbing the people." The 1 ii mers' Alliance says: "Quit robbing the , j it-." We are prepared to give a rea son for the faith that is in us. Editor. P It A Y HAVE US EXCUSED. s. ..lie time ago James P. Foster, Presi '. nt of the Republican league of the ! nited States, issued an address to the manufacturers "who are chiefly benefitted by the Tariff" asking for contributions to the campaign fund. The Chronicle pub lished that address, and our readers will i e member that Mr. Foster quoted from a ! Republican Senator who said that he would like "to fry the fat out of the manufac turers." It seems that up to this time tho manufacturers, who get the benefits if the Tariff enacted to protect labor (?) h:tve not submitted to having the fat fried tut of them. Therefore Mr. Foster has issued another urgent, begging letter. We suppose he issendingit broadcast. Either rhat or by mistake he caused one to be uiiltd to the e 'itr of the Chronicle. l ii.- following is ilu full text of the letter: ! Dear MR: If you believe in the Mills' Tariff Kill which has just passed the l'oiuoeratic House of Representatives, throw this letter in your waste basket. If. on the contrary, you realize that the interests of the manufacturer and the laborer are with the party which stands t..r protection to home industries, I ask you to co-operate with the Republican League of the United States. I n less great effort is made in the next three months there is danger that Grover Cleveland will be re-elected and with him :i Congress that will have no further rea- iii to disguise its real intentions, and the n.-xt tariff bill will go ten times as far as ; -ludeuce permitted the Democrats to go u the Mills bill. The League, which was organized last I .1 t-mber, now has over six thousand '.-'.lbs, containing three-quarters of a million members. Its growth is unprece- iuted in the history of politics. Its dicers will leave nothing undone to secure the election of Harrison and Morton and a 1 Republican Congress. We propose to make a thorough canvass iu the workshop and the home; to furnish very voter with the ablest arguments in f.tvor of protection; to hold public ineet ir.gs day and night in every place where w-irkingmen can be found; to take extra ordinary precautions to prevent fraudu 1. tit colonization and voting in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Indiana, which are favorably situated for such "Democratic Reform" movements,) and in fact to use every legitimate means to prevent the continuation in power of the party that seeks to throw down the barrier of protection and flood our markets with the products of cheap European labor, which would close our manufactories and throw hundreds of thousands of our work ingrnen out of employment. All we ask of you is a small contribu tion. We have the organization now. .ive us the means and we will do our duty. A glance at the accompanying document will convince you that we make Lo idle boasts. Immediate action is neces sary. Will you aid us, be it ever so little, to take that action? You can make no better investment than a subscription to the League, and we do not ask you to do anything that you cannot afford to do, taking into con rideratiou the other call upon you. Very truly yours, President. To Mr. Foster the Chronicle makes this reply: First We do not believe in the Mills bill because it does not go far enough in the way of reduction, but we accept it as wise and as a step in the direction of the only Constitutional tariff, to-wit: A Tariff for Revenue only. Your communi cation deserves a place in the waste basket, but it is so decidedly cheeky that as an original communication we give it to our readers. If you desire the return of the letter, Mr. Foster.you can have it by send ing stamps to pay postage. The Chronicle cannot co-operate with the Republican League without surrendering its princi ples. Much obliged, Mr. Foster for your invitation, but when we conclude to turn rob!er we shall have the independence to -teal on our own hook without asking the government to be a party to the crime. And when we turn Robber Baron and ounce down on our poor neighbors and take part of their substance we shall be honest enough to say that we steal for i'F.RSONAL AGGRANDIZEMENT. We shall IlOt fib onions in our eyes and shed crocodile tears and swear that it is for the pkr it king man. We should have a vast deal more respect for you, Mr. Foster, and for your fellow conspirators if you would be guilty of stealing alone and quit lying about your reasons. We never yet knew thieves who systematically robbed the peo ple in order to help the poor workingman. Carnegie may say that is his motive for abetting this Protective robbery, but so long as his clear profit is 95 cents A second, and the average pay of his workmen is 90 cents a hAY we shall not believe he is pending many sleepless nights because Lis employees are threatened with compe tition with the pauper labor of Europe. Not much, Mr. Foster! Second We thank you for your frank admission, Mr. Foster. Evidently you are not blind and to your vision "coming nts cast their shadows before." We agree with yduthat "unless great effort is made in the next three months there is danger that Grover Cleveland will be re elected." And we go a little further. And if "great effort is made" he will be elect ed. The honor and safety of the Nation depends upon his election. Don't trouble yourself about Mr. Cleveland, Mr. Foster. He is going to e elected. You had best employ your time "frying the fat" out of the manufacturers who are "chiefly bene fitted" by a Protective tariff. Third. We have must decline !o give you a "voluntary contribution." We do not engage in a protected industry there is no "fat" in us and if you can "fry" it out you will succeed better than we have been able to do. We run a newspaper. The government does not protect us, but allows newspapers printed with "the pau per labor of Europe" to come in free. 'Most of our patrons are farmers and me chanics. They are not protected. Every thing the farmer buys he has to pay a tariff tax upon and everything he has to sell is sold iu the free trade market of the world. The mechanic has only his skill and brain and muscle. Everytime he buys a tool to use or buy clothes for his family he is taxed, but laborers from all the "pauper labor" countries of the world are allowed to come in without limit to com pete with him. If we were to contribute to your league or help to advance its principles we would be untrue to the great body of our people the farmers and the mechanics. We would help Mr. Carnegie and other millionaires, but we must de cline to betray the many who need in order to help the few who have an abundance. Fourth. We disagree with you. We think that we can make "a better invest ment than a subscription to the League," and what little we can afford to contribute to the campaign fund will be cheerfully given to the Democratic Committee, and for putting the truth concerning Tariff taxation into the hands of a long deceived and long burdened people. We advise you u send your ntiie circular to tnose who are "chiefly benefitted." "Fry the fat" out of them. A IIRIEF HISTORY OF TARIFF LEGISLATION. The first Congress under the Constitu tion, at its first session, fixed the policy of the country and adopted the plan of rais ing the revenues of the United States by a tariff. There was entire unanimity in this plau for raising revenue, and the univer sal feeling in its favor was made stronger by the universal knowledge that this meth od of raising the necessary revenue would incidentally protect home manufacturers. This policy of a revenue tariff, with such protection resulting as was a necessary in cident to any tariff for raising revenue, continued undisputed until 1817. In that year Mr. Monroe became President. Old party lines were nearly extinct. Congress was almost unanimously Democratic, and the period is known in the history of the United States as "the era of good feeling." The "era" came to the beginning of an end at the beginning of Mr. Monroe's second term, in 1821-'22, when a marked division manifested itself among the Dem ocrats, who were the Congress, and Mr. Barbour, a revenue tariff man, was elect ed Speaker of the House by only four ma jority over Mr. Taylor, an advocate of a new policy of levying duties upon foreign imports not for revenue, but with a view specifically to protect domestic manufac tures. The new tariff movement failed at. this session. But in 1S23-'21: Mr. Clay se cured the passage of an act imposing tariff duties upon several articles of foreign im portation with the direct view of affording protection to the manufacture of like ar ticles in this country. A wide and perma nent split in the Democratic party result ed, Mr. Clay and those who followed him becoming what were called National Re publicans. In 182T-28, Mr. Adams being President and Mr. Clay Secretary of State, the new policy was extended, and, after much ex citement in Congress and in the country, a tariff law based upon the protective policy and known as "the Bill of Abomi nations" was passed: The excitement continued and increased . The Democratic President, Andrew Jackson, was hostile to the protective policy, to Mr. Clay and to Mr. Calhoun. He caused a bill to be introduced into Congress, 1832-33, to wipe out the protective tariff. His bill would have passed, but Mr. Clay's political prospects would have been ruined by the abrupt repeal of his policy, which would have brought disaster to the country; Mr. Calhoun was in danger as well as Mr. Clay; both were patriots, however mis taken and opposed in policy, and they combined to avert strife and to beat Old Hickory Jackson by the passage through Congress of Mr. Clay's celebrated "Com promise Tariff" of 1833. This was an abandonment of the protective policy. The bill provided for a gradual reduction of all duties then above the revenue stand ard; that is to say, so high as to be pro hibitory in fact and defeating the object of a tariff, which is to raise revenue One-tenth of one-half of all duties for pro tection above that standard was to be taken otf annually for ten years, at the end of which period the whole of the other half was to be taken off; and thereafter all duties were to be levied mainly with a view to revenue, and not for protection. In 1842, the year fixed by the compro mise for the regulation of duties on the revenue standard, the Protectionists ral lied and the Whig Congress passed a law in which protection, and not revenue, was the object. In 1845 the Democrats returned to power, the revenue tariff of 1846, known as "the Walker Tariff," was adopted, and under it the country prospered. In 1861 the Republicans obtained pos session of the government, war came and the tariff known as the "Morrill Tariff" was passed. This was a high protective tariff, that is to say, a prohibitory one and so the law has remained until now. The Indiana Democratic candidate for Governor challenged the Republican can didate for a joint discussion. The Republi can declined. POLITICAL POT A-BILhSG. WHAT "Til E Y SAY" ABOUT POLI TICS IN NORTH CAROLINA. The Political Caldron is Rcginnin;; to Roil Some Ex pressions of Opinion in the Newspapers. Mrs. Belva Lock wood says she will have an electoral ticket in North Carolina. When the convention to organize the Third Party met in Stanly county, last week, only one man was present. The Wilson Advance represents that Congressman Simmons has bright pros pects of re-election in the black district. The Charlotte Chronicle reports the political outlook in Mecklenburg county better than it has been at any time since the war. The Third Party of Pitt county has nominated N. M. Hammond for the Senate, and E. S. Parker and -I. K. Rollins for the House. The Senatorial Convention of Lenoir and Greene counties- has been called to meet iu Kinston, on Tuesday, Septem ber 14. Mrs. Belva Lock wood says she will have an electoral ticket in North Caroli na. She says she will not have a bustle for a campaign badge. Mr. Elihu A. White, who was a mem ber of the last House and a leader upon the Republican side, has been nominated for Congress in the First District. Is not the Republican party of to-day the same as it w as in '08? Have you for gotten the frauds and extravagance of Republican misrule? Answer iu November. ( Clinton Cauca-ian. When last heard from Walker was bathing Dockery's temples and telling him "I tried to hold Fowie's leg, but blame it, he kicked too hard." New Berne Journal." The 1 Republicans of Franklin county have nominated John Williamson ('col.) and Nat. H. Macon (white) for the House. They were members of the last House, but will not !e of the next. "They say" is poor authority. But "a reliable gentleman" says that Harrison has sent an engineering officer to ascertain the prospects for a thriving business tip Salt river. New Bertie Journal. Pritchard is denouncing negroes in the mountains where there are none. Wonder what he'll do down East, where the earth is covered with them, especially on electiou occasions? Albemarle En quirer. With the Republican nominee dec-hiring himself tin3 leader of the negro party anil the Third Party favoring uegro women votiutr, is it not about time for us white men "to stand togetner. unrnam to bacco Plant. -The Voice, a Republican sheet of this city edited by a negro, says that any negro wno votes tor a democrat ought to be truck thirty-nine. On this line of reason ing wtiat ougnt to ie none witn a wmte man who votes the Republican ticket? Goldsboro Argus. The Third Party in Chatham has nominated the following ticket: For the enate, K. L. .Sutpuin, or Alamance; for the House. Rev. J. A. Scott and Slon Mitchell; for Sheriff, J. M. Lindlev; for Coroner, R. E. Stuidivant; for Surveyor, J. Wesley Whitehead; for IRegister of Lecds, J. M. Thompson. -Mr. Marshall C. Lefferts, President of the Celluloid Brush Co.. has declared for Cleveland and Thurrnan. He has hereto fore been a Republican, ilis reason is that the present tariff is against an enlarge ment of his bu.sine.ss. With low tat HI tit- could sell goods all over the world and give employment to twice as many men and raise their wags. -The New York Evening Post prints h list of one hundred and forty prominent manufacturers, many of whom formerly voted the Republican ticket, who now de clare that they will vote the Democratic ticket in this contest. These manufac turers represent nearly all of the principal industries iu the countrv. -Here is the Republican ticket: For Ruler of the United States, James G. Blaine. For Keeper of the White House and Grandfather's Hat Peg, B. Harrison. For Revenue Only, Levi P. Morton. And here is their platform: Higher taxation that will enable the rich to grow richer. Plenty of whiskey for the poor man and two meals a day. Clinton Caucasian. -The Democrats of Greene county mot in convention at Snow Hill last Saturday, and put out the following ticket: Pot- House of Representatives, J. P. Mewborne; for Sheriff, John Sugg, Sr. ; for Register of Deeds, Chas. Lassiter; tor Treasurer, Richard H. Hardy; for Surveyor, A. J. Edwards; for Coroner, Dr. Powell. A resolution was passed requesting the Couu ty Commissioners to order an election on the stock law question. Mr. Willis R. Williams, Grand Master of the State Grange, who has several times represented Pitt in the Senate, has been renominated. He is the hone-test of hon est men and is as courageous as a lion in defence of what he believes to be right. He is no i'R ut.ssei) farmer's friend he is sincerely devoted to the betterment of the conditiou of his fellow farmers. Take him all around he is as true a man as we know and the Chronicle is pleased at his return to the Senate. The Republican leaders are trying very hard to whoop up the Third party, and if they can find a man from the Democratic party who is at all inclined to the llurd party, how they will praise and extol Mr. Walker and all the ticket! But when some of their own party begin to talk about go ing over to the Third party they will say at once, "Stop my friend: that won't do; you can't afford to go against Dockery and the Republican party." Hence their de ception is so apparent that a fool can see it, much less intelligent Democrats. Ex. Dockery says he is the leader of the negro patty in North Caroliua. It seems he is not totally devoid of truth, and we, for one, believe in giving the devil his dues, so we proclaim to the world that in a speech delivered in the town of Wades boro, county of Anson, State of North Caroliua, by Oliver H. Dockery, on Tues day, the 28th day of August, 18S8, the said Dockery did deliver himself of one truth, and we call upon the brethren throughout the State to see that he gets due credit for it. Wadesboro Messenger. The Democratic Convention of Rock ingham county was held at Went worth Monday. It was a largo convention, not withstanding the incessant rain. The following ticket was nominated: A. L. Moore, for the Senate; T. W. Hopkins and G. T. Walker, for the House of Represent atives; A. II. Galloway, Sheriff; R. J. Lewellyn, Register; A. J. Whitmore; Treasurer; Thos. W. Hancock, Surveyor; Johu Mitchell, Coroner. The Chronicle's information from a Democratic source is that this ticket will be elected and that it is composed of strong Democrats. We are informed that Rev. O. W. West brook has withdrawn from the Third Party. Sensible man! Wo pnd'ct that many others will do likewise w h n they awake fully to the fact that the Radical party is using a moral question as a lever to lift it into power. Durham Tobacco Plant. Pitt will le represented in the next House by Mr. M. C. S. Cherry, who was a member of the last House, and G. B. King, Eq. Mr. Cherry is one of the most original and genial of men is an unflinch ing Democrat and is as good a lover of a joke as any man that goes. His record in th- last House contains no flaw. G. B. King, Esq., is a young lawyer of great promise. He is an earnest and able politi cal speaker and will make a canvass of Pitt that will rouse the people to a sense of their duty. The Democrats of Forsyth held their convention last Saturday. 1R. B. Keiutr, Esq., Chairman of the Democratic Exee.u live Committee called the conveutio-i to order and made an excellent speech, in so doing. Mr. W. II. Shephard was nude chairman. The following ticket was nom inatod: For the House, Ellis ilauser; for Sheriff, Mr. Boyer was renominated ; for Register, Capt. Mast was renominated; for J Treasurer, Mr. R. S. Cox was renominated, j It is a strong ticket. Tho nominee for! the House, Mr. Ilauser is a young fanner ' exceptionally strong. Hei.-a wideawake, ! intelligent young man and will represent Forsyth with credit to himself and the ; county. Col. Morehead, the next Con- i gressmau from the 'th District, addressed i the Convention in an able spe eh. The Democrats of Martin county held their convention last wi ck. It was largely attended and enthusiastic The following ticket was nominated: Kor House of Rep- j resent afives, J. B. Colli-dd: for Sheriff, W. j Hardison; for Treasurer, S. P. Biggs; for IRegister of Deeds. W. 11 Bennett: for ! Coroner,'!. L. Whitley; f..r Surveyor. T t 1. Taylor. Mr. CotlioM. the nomine- for i the House, has for many ears taken an i active part in politics and is one of the i best informed men on political quc-tionsj the Chronicle knows. With solid and i well informed Mr. Coffield in the House, j and fearless, talented and able H. W. j Siubbs, l)' , in the Senate, next Legi.-da- ! ture. Martin will be the Seu.itc. a represents! Nominations in !aie oiintx. Special Cor. State Ch komci. r:. Jerusalem. N. C, September .; - We had a well attended convent ion on th-.' ls and great enthusiasm preva.'ed. T. I!. Bailey. Esq.. of Moeksville. was nnr nated for the Senate: G. S. Adders ei for the House. We nominated a sph mbd county ticket, which I think -will b" en tirely satisfactory to the people ami the prospects are exceedingly tl ttenng in Davie. E. I!. Mi:i:is. WAYNE ALL KKilll. The Democrats t Wnyn' Have N out natcd a W inning Tict.et. The Democratic county convention of Wayne met iu Go'dsboro Saturday ami nomiuated the following tic-ke': For the Senate, B. F. Ayeock; for the House, John R Overman, Jr., . M.J. Hani: for Sher iff, James H. Gr;. t: for Tax Collector, W. T. Dortch, Jr.; for Register of Deeds, A. J. llrown: for Treasurer, Ji;hn 11 Edwards; for Coroner, Dr. Thomas Ilili: and for Surveyor, Lewis Godwin. The Argus ays that the ticket already bears the impress of victory; individually there is not a man on it but who is enti tled to and will poll the entire stret:gfh of his party. It it: a ticket that needs no scratching and it will receive none. The victory is already ours. After the convention adjournid Mr. W. R. Allen, who placed Mr. B. K. Ay cock's name in nomination, received the follow ing telegram : Fremont, N. C. Sept. 1, 1SS. W. IR Allen, Eso. : Thank the convention for nomination and say that no effort, means, or time will be spared by me to again fully redeem our county from negro domination or Radical rule. B. F. Aycouk. The Chiionicle congratulates the Demo crats of Wayne upon these excellent nom inations and rejoices already in the assur ed victory which November will witness. We know the men nominated and we know that they are good and true men. The legislative ticket is especially strong. Sen ator, Ayeock is as irood a man as the sun shines upon and the nom it ess for the House are men of character, popularity and fine sense THK ORPHANS. ; ra ml .11 aster Coiil on I)isen-M's the Plan ol the Odd Fellow s. Special Cor. State Chronicle. At the late sessiou of the Grand Lodge of the Independent Odd Fellows, held iu the city of Greensboro in May last, very decisive measures were taken lookiug to the establishment of an Orphan Asylum in North Carolina, if der the au-pices of the said Grand Lodge. I am happy iu the belief that this order is fully alive to this great interest, aud that it is only a iues tion of lime as to its institution. As your readers know the status of Odd-fellowship, financially considered, is not that of great wealth. Were such its toudition there would bo no delay in the premises, for as a member of said grand body I never saw greater enthusiasm or inttnser interest, than was manifested on the mere mention of the mat ter prospectively. We at e ready to do all in our power lxth as a body and as individuals to help the unfortunate children of our State. Help the ueidy and rescue the perishing is a fundamental stone in our structure The great ques tion with us is. What is the best means to be employed for the accomplishment of the end in view. I was no little interested in the recent article of Col. Beasley, which appeared in the Chronicle a few weeks ago. He is proverbially known in our section of tho State as the orphan's friend. I do most heartily concur with him in the plau suggested; but as I read the said article several inquiries suggested themselves to my mind; viz. Are the Odd Fellows of North Carolina able of themselves to execute the plan? If not, from what source can they reason ably hope for needed aid? The Oxford Orphan A-ylum. now under the auspices of the Ma.-ons is a fixed fact, and lucked by an anuual appropriation of $1 0,000. Will the Legislature of North Carolina give us the necessary aid? In other words will it allow a sum sufficient to place us in an attitudo to educate the male orphans of North Carolina. Will the people rally to our support? Last but not least will the Press lend us its aid? The wisdom of a separation of the boys and girls in their training seems to me apparent, especially does it so appear since conversing with Col. Beasley ou the subject. Let me say this Mr. Editor in conclusion: The Order of Odd Fellows iri North Carolina stands ready at all timts to do her part in this good work. J . 11. Cordon. FKOM MURPHY TO MANTEO. iOl ET1IINGSTHAT ARE II A PPKN IN; IN NORTH CAROLINA. What Has Happened in the (iooil Old State Since the Chronicle Last Greeted Its Readers. Postal Card News. The friends of the Chronicle in every section of the State are requested to aid us in making this de partment an accurate record, in brief, of the news from Murphy to Manteo. Send us a postal card whenever anything of public interest transpires in your neigh Iwrhood or section of country. You will aid us and give prominence to your sec tion. Send ou the postal cards. Editor. . . . .Cherokee county has voted $50,000 to secure the building of the Hiwassee road to connect Murphy with Chattanooga Good ! .. .The Argus says that the News-Observer was mis-informed about Goldsboro being iu excitement over finding an extinct volcano. No volcano has been discovered. . . . .Durham organized the Durham Gas Company with a capital of f 60,000. J. S. Carr is President and G. W. Watts, Vice President of the Company. Durham mov-js ! .... The Clei k of the Supreme Court, Col. Thomas S. Kenan, announces that appli cants for license to practice law will be examined on Friday and Saturday, Sep tember 21st and 22nd. . . . .The Alamance Fair Association has been incorporated and will hold an Agri cultural and Mechanical Fair at its grounds in Burlington on the 10th, 11th aud 12th of October, 1888, and annually thereafter. Since 1883 Blackwell's Durham Co operative Tobacco Company has produced more than lT,000,Ooo pounds of smoking tobacco, paid $l,-"oo,oo internal revenue tax, and consumed about 55,000,noo pounds, of leaf tobacco. ....The liCtioir Topic says Caldwell county h,is .-hipped more than 20,000 bushels of corn this year aud there is plenty of old corn yet in the county, with the prospect of one of the most abundant crops iu years. . . . .We learu that Rev. W. S. Long, of iu i Graham, is here to-day prospecting among ' our citizens for the location of a literary ; institution of high grade, provided suflic i lent encouiageuieut be given by our city j and ileinity. Greensboro Workman. .... Here's a good one on a Pitt county boy: "They say" he is so much in love with his sweetheart that he got up the other night, after every 'body else had gone to sleep, and gazed at her sleeping brother all night. Grisom is waiting fur him. Send him up. Wilson Advance. .... From a private letter received to day we learn that Rev. Sam Jones will hold meetings iu Durham during tiu month of October. He will be accompa nied by Mr. E. o. Excell, who will lead the singing at these meetings. Durham Plant. . . . .Col. John Ashford, one of Clinton's most energetic citizens, has his new ma chinery for the manufacture of coiled bar rell aud keg hoops, plow handles, newel posts, brackets, bali.sters, Ae., about ready to commence operations. This one enter prise will do much good. Clinton Cau casian. ....The Charlotte Chronicle has bieu purchased by a stock company and the capital is 30,000. Among the members of the company are: Col. H C. Jones, E K. P. Osborne, T. R. Robertson, F. B. Mc Dowell. J. L. Chambers, Dr. Brevard, S. II. Weddiugton. M. C.Mayer and J. S. Spencer. The ease of Mf-Elwee vs. Black -.rell ii-uj tiL-o in -iiT-iin at Kniv:m pn'irt last week, and again decided in tavor ot the Blac-kwell Company. An appeal has leen taken to the Supreme Court. This seems to the Chronicle to be the IV.uh time this case has been tried. Is there no way to make the decision final? There ought tole. .... Knitting mills for the manufacture of undershirts, socks, stockings, drawers, etc., is a new industry ou foot for Char lotte. The enterprise is to be started by Mr. R. L. Jones, of Charlotte, and Harry Lockvvood, of Washington. D. C. They exjiect to commence operation by Outolier 20th. Such industries are much needed in our State. . . . .The Parrish Warehouse Company, with a capital of $100,000 has been organ ized at Durham. It has authority to in crease the stock to $250,000. The incor porators are E J. Parrish, J. M. Whitted, and Geo. W. Woodward. The Parrish warehouse has long been a great institu and it will even now be a greater success than ever. . . . .The excellent school of Mrs. Walton, nee Miss Fannie- Everitt, at Statesville opened on September 5th. The prospects are very flourishing and there is no reason why they should not be. Situated in a beautiful and sociable town, commodious and convenient buildings and as fine a corps of teachers as can be found in the State, it is no wonder that it flourishes. . . . .The Booksellers Convention met iu Wilmington ou August 20th. About three fourths of the dealers of the State were represented Various matters affecting the business of the tr:dc v-cie discussed and resolutions cones ridng the same were adopted looking to the genetal benefit of the public and the trade. It is thought that the next meeting will be held at Ocracoke. ....Newton and Catawba county are making elaborate preparations for the Fair at Newton, September t4th. It promises to draw a very large crowd and to be a notable event. There will be races each day. A large number of blood stock will be displayed. Senator Ransom and Capt. S. B. Alexander will speak on the 12th, and Senator Vance and W. R. Williams, Esq., of Pitt, on the 13th .The Statesville Landmark reports that gold has been discovered in large quantities on the farm of Mr. J. T. IRob berts in Wilkes county. He has received an offer from New York of $10,000 for his nronertv. This is regard wl as a safe indication that the property is very valu able. Taken every way Wilkes is really one 4 the richest counties in the State, and it only needs a railroad and capital to develop it. . . . .The Wilmiugtou Messenger makes an exhibit to the effect that the cotton re ceipts of Wilmington last season exceeded those of the season of 1886-87 34,273 bales, the table of foreign exports shows an increase of 52,093 bales as compared with the shipments of 18S0, and the table of domestic exports an increase of 23,093 bales over last year. "Such an encour aging exhibit," says the Messenger "has never been made in all the history of our city." Wilmington is making rapid strides towards a greatcity. The Chronicle re joices to know this as much as any resi dent of our chief sea-port. SKIPPED THE COUNTRY. The Clerk of the Court ot Iredell Has Fled to Parts Unknown. f K lif )i-ial Correspondence. S.u.isi-.cRY, N. C, fept. 1, '88. I have just b. eii stunned to hear that Mr. J. B. Coumi'y, Clerk of the Court of Iredell, whose failure the Chronicle published some weeks ago, has fled from Statesville for parts unknown. At first, as I heard it, I supposed that he had been guilty of nothing criminal inasmuch as it was not charged and he turned over all his proper ty, including homestead, to his bondsmen and creditors. It turns out now that he had been agent for the Nissen Wagon Works and other companies and had made no returns of sales, and been guilty of other embezzlement. The amount of his embezzlement from the Nissen Wagon Co. was about $900. He is guilty of embezzle ment in other quarters and was threaten ed with criminal prosecutions from several quarters. He is behind in his office as Clerk not less than twelve to fifteen thou sand dollars. His total indebtedness is not less than $50,000. On Friday night Mr. Connelly, fearing criminal prosecution, fled. It is not known where he is gone, and it is pretty certain that he has no money. A prominent citi zen of Iredell tells me that it was reported on the streets of Statesville that he had only $!)2 which was contributed by several of his friends, and his family he has a wife and several children is left destitute. They have not provisions for two days in the house. The sympathy for them is deep and profound. Why did Mr. Connelly tail aud have to skip? Well, it is difficult to say. It is a long story. He came to Iredell from Cald well a number of years ago and taught school in the country. He was a popular teacher and a popular man and married an excellent lady who had some property and is well connected. He was a zealous memberof the Methodist church and prom inent in all good work. Be has been Clerk of the Court a number of years, and was universally popular. I am sure that I have heard the Judges praise him quite as much as any Clerk in the State. A more courte ous and accommodating officer could not le found. The prime cause of his failure and fall seems to have been that, though entrusted with much business, he was in no sense a business man. He dabbled iu everything in the way of business sold wagons and buggies, ran a mill, farmed, was Receiver of the old Statesville bank, &c, V:c. Be had not wise judgment in business matters. When ho bought, he paid high prices; when he sold, he got smail prices; when he built, he paid more for it than anylxidy else. He was not a business man. It i said that he kept all his money together his persoual, official aud fidu ciary money were never separated, lie never knew what belonged to him and what belonged to others. Here was a fatal defect. He never had any moral or legal right to use one cent of the county's mon ey for personal expenses or for invest ments. And vet he used it to buv a mill ! and for other purposes. Here he was guilty of a violation of his oath as officer here liegan the downfall. His forced de parture ought to teach all men in a fidu ciary capacity the important and needed lesson of scrupulously keeping all such money separate from personal funds, and of never using it for any purpose. Mr. Connelly was a generous man and very liberal to his church. The sequel shows that, he was liberal with the money of other people. He doubtless expected to make enough money on his several in vestments to some day get straight. But, pending this better day, he lived in a costly, if not extravagant, way and gave open-handedly to charity. This he had no right to do and his fall is another blow to the church. J. D. PUT NAMES A STRONG TEAM. The Veteran Legislator, Willis R. Wil liams, Re-nominated. Special Cor. State Chronicle. Greenville, N. C. Aug. 31, '88. I hope the Chronicle will pardon my delay in furnishing the proceedings of the County Convention. It was largely attended and enthusiastic. That veteran and fable leg islator, Willis R. Williams was renominat ed for the Senate. Mr. M. C. S. Cherry, who was a member of the last House, and Mr. G. B. King, a popular and brainy lawyer of Greenville, were nominated for the House. The following is the strong county ticket nominated: For Sheriff', J. A K. Tucker; for Register of Deeds, D. H. James; for Treasurer, J. B Cherry; for Surveyor, Marcom Manning; for Coroner, J. H. Shel bnrnc. The Democrats of the county will have a grand ratification meet ing on the 18th of September. Prominent Democrats will speak and at night there wiU be a torch light procession. The Chronicle must come down. Pitt. - . - Beneath the Dignity ol any One's Notice. From Chatham Record. We have been shown a private letter from the Private Secretary to the Presi dent, Col. D. S. Lamont, to Mr. T. B. Wom.uk, in which he snys that the charges nude by Col. Dockery, iu regard to the President's having invited Fred Douglass to dine with him. Mrs Cleveland having kis-cd a negro wench, A:c , are untrue and beneath the dignity of any one's notice. We heartily approved the sentiment ex pressed in C ol. Lamont's letter. A Good Hit at Sectarian Bigotry. From Clinton Caucasian. Wanted A good school teacher for the town of Clinton. He must be a consistent member of all the following Churches: The Methodist, Episcopal, Baptist and Presbyterian with a decided conviction that after all Bob Ingersoll is right. Such a man would do well. The Senatorial Convention of the 20th Distiict will be held at Prospect Hill, Saturday, Sept. 8th. N. B. Broughton and others will address the people. DEMOCRATS GAINING. THE WEST IN BETTER CONDITION THAN SINCE 1876. Henderson County Fully AliveEwart Joins Dockery in Misrepresentalion--The Tarill is the Issue. Editorial Correspondence. Hlndersonville, N. C, Aug. 31, '88. To me there is an indefinable charm about this beautiful growing village on the Och lawaha. Whether it is because of my fondness for the sociable and hospitable people the salubrious climate the beau ty of the shaded streets or the fine view of the mountains, or, as I think more probable, because of them all, I know not: I only know that in no town do I spend the time more pleasantly. There is no boom here,but there is steady growth. There is great need of a hotel with all the moderu conveniences, and the people are talking of building one. Ar rangements have been perfected for an excellent system of waterworks, and other improvements are in contemplation. Ilen dersonville has this peculiarity for a moun tain town: it is as level its any town in Eastern North Carolina and the soil is very much like that of Wilson and Golds boro. Around the town are beautiful drives aud three miles out is the far-famed Flat Rock country where the wealthy Charlestonians have built handsome resi dences and where they spend the summer. It is said that during the Confederate war the question of selecting a permanent capital of the Confederacy was discussed and various places proposed. Secretary Memminger had a handsome residence at Flat Rock and knew the surrounding coun try thoroughly. He proposed Henderson ville as the site because of its healthfulness and its central location, as well as because its location gave it a natural barrier against attack. Here, in the fastness of the moun tains, it was thought no power could take or sack the capital. It was agreed so runs the story that when peace was restored the capital should be permanently located here. But peace never came to an estab lished Southern Confederacy and the glory ' of a great capital never came to this beau tiful town. Last summer I gave the read ers of the Chronicle a long and full ac count of the history of this town and coun ty: its prospects, and its needs. There is no need to repeat to-day. A few words concerning the politioalfcitu at ion : Hendersonville is a Republican coun ty. It has been so since the w ar. Heretofore it has been regarded as a certain Repub lican county. It i not so any longer, but is to be justly classed iu the list of "doubt ful" couuies. The Republican majority heretofore has reached ISO, but 200 is the average majoiity. This year the Demo crats are determined and aggressive and they tell me that they will wipe out the 2o0 majority, or come so near it as to make Evvart think there is another earth quake in the mountains. The Democrats have not yet held their county convention but theynre organizing clubs iu all por tions of the county and effecting the most thorough organization ever known in Hen derson county. Be it said to the credit of the Henderson county Democratic Com mittee: it Kb the first to make full returns of its voters to the State Committee. Greater credit will be due it in November when it ntak'.s the great gains everybody says will bj made. The Democratic club has rented four columns of space from the Hendersonville Times and is filling it full of Democratic doctrine. Mr. M. R. Egerton is in charge of this department and he is pouringhot shot into the Radicals. Not a single Democrat in the county has left the party or is disgruntled. Out of the new comers and the young meu who attaiu their majority, the Democrats will get three out of four. This will be a ma terial gain. On the other hand the Re publicans have lost. ne or two of the voters who have left the Republican party are influential. But their greatest loss will be among the quiet, industrious think ing farmers. They ire reading the Tariff discussions and light is dawning upon their eyes long clouded with protection sophistry. They now understand that the present Tariff is a burden upon them that they are taxed needlessly ami un justlyand they are going to lift the bur den off of themselves by helping the Democrats. I do not say that these OPEN changes are many, on the contrary they are few, but meu who know say that the Tariff question will w in a number of Re publican farmers. This is bound to be sc it farmers will read and exercise thei judgment. How any farmer who is not an idiot can vote for Protection (or Re publicanism, for they are synonymous) is beyond my comprehension. The Republican nominee for Congress, Mr. II. G. Ewart is making an active can vass. He was a member of the North Carolina House in 1887 and was the ablest man on the Republican side. I formed a good opinion of him and thought him a man above falsehood or intentional decep tion of the people. I am told here, aud I have read the same thing in the Advance Herald, that he is telling the people iu his speeches that when Cleveland was Gover nor of New York he favored mixed schools. I am surprised that Mr. Ewart should make a statement so foully false. I thought him above it. He takes the Chronicle, and he ought to know by reading a letter uublished in the Chronicle from Private Secretary Iimont that the statement is not true. Mr. Ewart is also, so 1 am in formed, telling the people that Cleveland invited the negro Fred Douglass with his white wife to dine with him and his wife. Elsewhere in to-day's Chronicle is a letter from the White House denying that state ment. Mr. Ewart also makes the charge that tho white woman ( pauper) in Jones county who was sold at .Miction by negro Commissioners was a woman of bad char acter. I understand that this is a bae slander ou a poor and unfortunate woman. If this were true, why hao not the iRe publicans long ago stated h? It isle!'! for Mr. Ewart iu the mountains to discover what he says to be a fact .and to malign a poor woman for partizan purposes. Shame upon you, Mr. E,vat ! luce you were a Democrat and in the Court House at Hendersonville you made Democratic speeches. You did this until Judge Dick offered you tin1 position of IRegister in Bankruptcy. You took it and fell into the pit of Radicalism. But you did not go to the bottom and besmear yourself at once. I thought that you si 1 on a higher plane than your Radical fellow leaders and would scorn to win by tni-ivp-reseutation. It seems to be inevitable---men cannot handle the j ot w ithout getting black. Radicalism contaminates all it touches. Mr. Ewart joins Dockery in his false statements and thus forfeits the con fidence reposed in him by his Democratic friends. The Iu mneratsof this county will .-.h.-nly nominate their county tiekct. It s.vmsfo be agreed that, A. E. I'osey. Jr., a popular and talented young lawyer, will be nomi nated for the House, lie is a good cam paigner aud will give his opponent trouble. There is no disagreement among Demo crats as to nominations. The Republicans will have some trouble because of tin number of aspirants for t he county otlh .. They have wise leaders hen; (as wise is are to b.; found anyw here) and the breach es will be partially healed, but not, suffi ciently to pnvvent heavy Democratic gams. " ? The nomination of Capt. M. C. Toms fir the Senate in this district is a tower of strength to the Democracy. Ho U a man of wide influence and lie is exerting it all, not alone for his own election, which is assured, but for the election of the entire ticket. ,).) V. M. D. C. A !'ei inaiient Organization Morehead. Kllecleil at At tho meeting of the 1 i niocratic clubs held at .Morehead last week it was resolv ed to effect a permanent, org.-tnizat iou a.-.d to hold a Convention once in four years the year of the Presidential elections. The following are the officers chosen: President Julian S. Can, of Durham. Secretary B. C. Bcckwith, of Raleigh. Treasurer Jno. W. Thompson, of Wake. Vice-Presidents 1st Dis'rict, Robert Winborn, of Hertford; 2nd, Clement Man ly, of New Berne; 3rd, Hem v E Faison, of Clinton; 4th, W E Ashley, f Wake; 51 h. G S Bradsliaw, of Randolph 0th, Joseph 7th, Joseph li natters, ot New Hanovc P Caldwell, of Iredell; sth. R L Rybiirn. A Jones, of of Cleveland; Kth, Thoiutis Buncombe. General Committee --1 st DW i-ict, E F Lamb, W A R Branch, W '1 Caho and W L Arendell; 2nd, George Rountrce, James W Moore, W 0 llowen and I. Ilarvev; 3rd, C B Ayeock, II L Cook, W -I Adams and W PBeamau; -1th, EJ Parri-h, ECSmith, Robert Bingham and G B A 1 ford; "uh, J L King, A H A Williams, K Ii Kcrnerand Dr D Reid Parker; 0th, S B Alexander, W L Parsons, Junius Davis and Joel Bines; 7th, C II Armtield, J II Faust, E B Jones and F I, Kline: sth, C EChiMs, W Ii Coun cil, S D Pearson and Robert Claywc-Il; '.Mb, H B Carter, Kope Elias, I'l ank Co.e and W M Smith. The End ol the Itioue I'nihiolio. I 'roin t i rt-etisboi'o I '.it riot . The trouble, the lamentation and the vexation of spirit which Mr. Brower has caused the Republican party in this Con gressional District brought its prominent men into consultation yesterday; and, after a long and heated conference, in which no excoriating invective or honeyed persuasion could induce Mr. Brower to turn his back upon the nomination which his party had given him, the following was adopted : Whereas, Hon. John M. Brower s vote on the Mills bill is regarded by this com mittee as unfortunate and not, defensible on any general ground of his justification that it offered him the only opportunity he could hope to have to redeem the pledges given to his constituents in 1880, that ho would devote himself m Congress to the abolition of the tobacco taxes, and is a personal reason, based on a local fact ; but it. relieves the vote from the suspicion of having been cast in sympathy wit lit he enemies of protection; and. whereas, Mr. Brower has not tendered his resignation, this committee questions its. authority to put up another candidate or call another convention; therefore be it RksmLvkd, That the whole quest ion be left to t he people to be settled in Novem ber next. The "people" afraid, little will ' Liza. -til. on t von rt Petition for I rod i Li I ion in Carolina. No; ih From the Colonial Receo!-.j King Hagler of the Calaw ha Nation of Indians at Salisbury, 20! Ii of May, 1 T-'iO, -to Chief J ustiee Henley; "I leire a .-top may be put to the selling st rong Liquors by the White people to my people, espec ially near the Indians. If the White peo ple make strong drink let them sell it to one another or drink it in their ownTami lies. This will avoid a great deal of mis Vlilef which otherwise will happen from my people getting drunk and quaff iliug with the White people.".7 To I his the Chief Juaticc replied: "Your Observation in respect to the White people s ;lliug Liquor to the Indians is very just as there is no Law tit present to prevent it. I will men tion to the Governor the necessity of mak ing one to restrain these pcrnidoUa ptuc tiecs for the future." It Is Foully False; Fou le Nei-i Said It. From Farmer and Mechanic Radical. Mr. Fowle says the Republican party is made up of negroes and white tra.Ji, which is (as we can see it in no ot her way intended for an insult to the working men. - . - - - n one of our sidewalks a street Arab was whistling -'1 want to ! an angel," when his foot struck a rock, which upset his equilibrium and he on the ground in wrath exclaimed, "d n that rock." That was not angelic talk. He should rather want to be a good boy and hush his nonsense about the angels. 'Shelby Aurora.