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DAILY STATE CHRONICLE; : JftjNE-25, 1891.
IS THE ALLIANCE GUA 0 A CHEAT? That is ihe Question Which the Durham Company Answers, AND SA TS IT IS NOT. Carefully Prepared Statements of Chemists and Alliancemen as to Durham Fertilizer. Durham, N. C, June 23, '91. To the ruBLic : Men vrho fol low other business pursuits natural ly eh rink from engaging in newspa per wrangles, and the necessity therefore is our only excuse for this; cord. It is not eiery false accus- sation that we would notice in tha way : but the charge of fraud made by certain newspapers against te Durham rertuizer Company, asi Wgrinrffor the Master.. , - - . , il . i. . . I . . 'i ! f 1 ' lit. rmrkpfl in th onr that, in onenint? Dartment snowing ineingreaientajn nam reruiizer company, ana.ina he car doors the taed bags only our goods to be above the guarantee we denounce the recent attacks on, U jRev jlVrniiinggiin; Jp.. Jj.r JrresiainK xLduer ui xvuiciu jismci, has been vsDendinff a fewJldWsv in ends of the cars we assert it is "Available rnospnonc Acid' at stating the .lacts And the : Alliance Raleigh, and with his good Aeper, ; mncn, gospei ,worK by them in visiting meetings and the Iciver " 1 1 o'clock s a.- m. . last that the sacks in front of the doors ness, and it would ; afford us pleasf iise and in the hope of sowing seeds Sunday his sermon on early' reJK in the car were tneced and those at hire to have threin lWpeged by kny of discord and confusion in our ! .gjous trainjpg nd convrioiiof th Wtnm nnrl ot th a Tour ends of ourf customers at any time. ' Wq Trunks to jadvance the -wrsries of our ' children. anatfcafrMltttfte"' odn were not tagged is false." He fur- woulS be glad to give Uiese analyses open and hidden toes verted and .become; aa )$Jkl HildV A not true and in corroboration o.od, inai is iu .u abuve our senumwii. mat wcBUBpcci iucreal Aunt iucy," we ouote from a letter received by guarantee. 1 ; motive o( such attacks to be in the has beeK: done us from Mr. J. R. Smith, who writes: These analyses ars kept on file inrest bfc manufacturers of fertil- . in prater T will ulsn tntA that the renort in the regular routine of our busit izef swhih theAlliance will not feast. Ia WILD 3 TO: BE WITHDRAWN ther says he was present when the in lull m inn il .0-i- esoiW za fW.fftye Aii..i:en,, -Was-a- most practical hearer -.rj-1; s'v -from J a i -i i mnn m ttq it. T.firi iimir nil- h nonrg. TrrkTfTi rn wf wanr rr noi in I - .1,1 1 i i : 1 - the goods were pur- paper 'article, suffice it to y thii the; care knd ability of -State Busi- The message was of " SodandVui' . cars were o those for whom chased took out the first 140 sacks, our goods have always heretpfore pess, Agep y. H, oth, ho cpm- tis. glory:,;ii:eTWe4aiflt , and the party who originated this proven satisfactory edeattr ttnj?s oijr firm confidence and we will prove1 to thowWitglamy false charge and is travelling sales- ment,Jand this is thirst , knd'only oblwito .thermeddlesOme iriterfer- heard and receivedit. ALthe Third i I1V WUS HOI IUITC Ul lUUl UUIC ilk j . ; 1 " , , -s -t Y"". " . ' J v1 J-l 1 t4UlIC ,i.Kl) kAWCjnp, We might state also that we knew ville shipment and is,my l Secretary wil send cppies of these J report by the Paster Dr. H. that the Darties were anxious to cet But after all thaWha&eei publish resolutioilis to W..'Vorth andlo ' don: Jik a large increase, of the goods as soon as possible and ed and saidabbutN this f sMp'eht the Durham ' Feilir Co'nipanT , memfership during the quarter, some of them had to be hauled of goods to MebaneviUev with soul-saving .work, tp;be done . man for another Fertilizer Compa- complaint which ever reached usj encbjof loutside parties in . affairs Quarterly eohfeTCtice-ori' 'Monday Con. church and Ull with a letter expressing "our.;eonn the outlook is for very, much, more twenty miles from Mebaneville lniormaiion oeiore mem, wui i& me aence in; ine nonesiy oi ine torn- and tne nearest some eignt or len eiiuiu,vc iu nuuu ,icjr am.jidui jy r paiijf o wmrao auu mc iucs ui ub tet the tas to Mebaneville be- views are best expressed in theirl Levi Whitted, President. tn-fe'the last of the troods would be own language, a cop of which was - S. E: Tate, Secretary. hauled away by the farmers in their sent us and is as follows: :At. a The following letter accompanied ... i . i a- . c .T): .i :n xr" i i ii i..ai a bwa&ons. 1 he total amount ot the meeting oi .wgciuc l uruiers tne resoiuiion seiu us ; riags on the goods detained at Me- Alliance, No. 784, the following re- copy. Ibajieville was the magnificent sum solutions were adopted: Whereas K tainback, in. l., b-ZV- Ul Private Sale 1,891 July 1st has a tendency to unfavorably anVoCUwo dollarg and twelve and one certain newspapers in the State un- The Durham Fertilizer Company, the business of the company and also the reputation of the several gen tlemen with whom we are associa ted in the management of the busi ness, we cannot under the circum stances permit the charge to go un challenged. "We believe that most of the edi tors of the several newspapers who have published this charge did so in good with, however much they may have subjected themselves to just criticism for allowing their papers to be used in the interest of rival manufacturers iu their attempts to injure the business of our own Com pany. We offer them, ho vever, a test tif their good faith to be sub jected to the analysis of publicopin ion by presenting to them the facts in the following statement with the opportunity to publish them if they really want to do us no injustice but merely to serve, as they claim, the interests of the public. Now for the facts On the 2Cth day of May 1891, the Durham Fer tilizer Company shipped bv the R. & D. R. R. to Mebaneville, N. C, three car loads of fertilizers, one to j chemical formulas and every pound half cents, and nobody will dis- friendlv to the Alliance have dih- - Durham, N. C, pute the fact that we have paid into gently striven to create the impres- Dear Sirs: We herewith enclose the Department more tax on Fer- sion that trouble existed between a set of resolutions passed June tilizers than any other manufacturer our Alliance and The Durham Fer- 20th, 1891, by Pleasant Grove Al- in the State or manufacturing con- tilizer Company; and whereas we liance, No. 1388, in which we ex cern outside of the State and selling believe it to be our duty to assert press our confidence in the Dur- goods in North Carolina. In fact our confidence in our ability to take ham Fertilizer Company for its fair we have paid the department be- care of our own interests and to de- and honest dealings with us. With tween one seventh and one eighth fend said fertilizer company from that assurance we confidently be- of all the tax collected by it from attacks of enemies by whatever lieve we have a fertilizer as good Stone vail Jackson Hofnune at. - The monument erected at the grave of Gen. T. J. Jackson will be unveiled at Lexington, Virginia, with appropriate ceremonies, on Tuesday, the 21st day of July,1891. All survivors of the Armies and Navy of the Confederate States are cordially invited to be present and participate in the ceremonies of the occasion. A free lunch will be spread on the grounds of the Washington and Lee University on the day of the Uintil July ist, these beautiful lots will contin- ue to be offered privately at the Raleigh Land and Improvement Company's list prices which are ad mitted by all to be very low. unveiling. First Grand Auction Sale this source of taxation. motives prompted; and whereas the Would anv sane man believe Durham Fertilizer Company has upon this showing we intended to tendered to our Alliance the sum jeopardise our business and reputa- r" v-- ul,W11 tionfor such a paltry sum as two purchased by us and embrased in dollars and twelve and a halt cents? luc PII1lIIunu imiuo u. im !.. 1 1 1 . . , missioner of Agriculture to be be- r v 1 1 r 11 a lw guaranteed standard, finding this charge about to fall to 1)e , . flM 4 . . i . 1 1 : . Kesolved, lhat the attacks upon the ground by its own insignificance n ...L started another ot a more serious . . . , . .A are lalse and unjust, and that in our character and charge that this par ticular lot of our goods, being anal yzed, did not come up to the guar anteed standard in one of the com ponent ingredients. Well, what are the facts in re gard to this matter ? Our goods are manufactured according to certain W . 15. Sellars, Business Agent of Pleasant Grove Alliance, No. 1388, of Alamance county, and the other two car loads to J. K. Smith, Busi ness Agent of Keidsville Alliance, 2s o. 784, of Caswell county. Mr. Smith was in Durham at the office of the Company on that very day mid personally urging the Company to ship the goods as the season was growing late and the farmers want ed the goods at once. We had been buying tax paid tags from the department in Haleigh from time to time and supposed we had enough tags for this which was about our last shipment and did not discover a deficiency of tags until we began to load the cars on the evening of the UCth of Mil v. We at once on find- 0 ing out that we did not have on hand enough tags for all the goods in these shipments, wrote the De partment on the next day (27th May) enclosing our check of that date for the amount necessary Our letter and check did not reach thq Department at Raleigh until the r.ext day (Thursday, May 28th) after the goods had left Durham,and we received the tags by express on the morning of May 2i)th (Friday) and on the evening of May 29th we gave the tags to the agent of the Richmond DrnVille Railroad Co., lit Durham to be sent to the R. R. agent at Mebaneville to tag the bags at Mebaneville. On the nextdav, be ing informed that the tags given the agent were not sufficient, we sent more, and all this occurred before we had intimation of any sort that the goods had been detained for want -f tars or that anybody in tended to detain them. Our first official information of the detention of the goods was on Monday, June lft, when an official letter eame from Mr. Robinson, Commissioner. It is not pn 'ti Aided by anybody but that only pai:t f these goods "lack ed tags when they left Durham,aud to the charge that the goods were so of material used in the process of manufacture is subjected to analv sis by some of the most competent chemists 111 the I jiited States. The manufactured products before ship ment are also analyzed complete at least once in everv ten davs. We are inlormed that the department at Raleigh claimed that upon analy sis by its chemists of samples drawn from this particular lot of goods shipped to Mebaneville, there were one hundred and fifty-seven bags be low the guarantee. This deficiency claimed was largely in "Available Phosphoric Acid." While the total phosphoric acid as shown by the Department analysis was largely in excess of the guarantee, it was claimed that the "Available Phos phoric Acid" was under. Our ex planation of this matter is that this particular lot of goods had six hun dred , and fifty pounds of animal bone, (testing over 30 per cent bone phosphate) in it, which while it is much more valuable as a fertilizer and cost us considerably more money; does not show Available Phosphoric Acid as acid phosphate would do. So we claim that in any tvent the farmer who iwed our goods sent to Mebaneville really got a more valuable and a more expensive article of ovr goods than if we had used phosphate rock instead of animal bone. A word as to the. nuuket value of bone meal. While the value put upon it by the Department is less than twelve dollars per ton, the market value of bone meal is from twenty-five to thirty dollars per ton. These goods were analyzed by no less than four expert chemists and every one of their analyses is higher in "Available Phosphoric Acid" than that of the Department, but it is fair to the Department to say that no two of them exactly agree. We have 011 our office files dozens of certificates of analyses from dif ferent chemists and from the De- belief they are instigated bv the ma licious motives of representatives of1 rival goods which have been repu diated by the Alliance of this State. Resolved, That we have complete confidence in the bonestv and inte grity of the Dm ham Fertilizer Company and its officers and the value and excellence of its goods. Resolved, That we have received what we bought and expected to get and have found every bag of their goods up to representations and guarantee. Resolved: That leing entirelv satisfied with the goods so furnished us and believing that the real ob j'ectsofthe recent attacks are to as the best. Yours very respectfully, Signed, Levi Whitted, Pres. , Signed S. E. Tate, Secretary. In addition to the foregoing we are in receipt of the following cer tificate relating to the same subject matter, from W. H. Worth, State Business Agent, North Carolina Farmers Alliance, to wit: COPY. "I, W. II. Worth, State Business Agent North Carolina Farmers' Alliance, certify that S. T. Morgan, President of the Durham Fertilizer Co., has showm me the original bills and analysis of the ingredients from which j the Alliance Guano was made that was shipped to J. R. Smith iit Mebane, N. C, and the books ' containing formula of the goods, and from the guaranteed an alysis of the ingredients the goods should analyze up to guaranteed an anlysis. I have examined the Super intendent of the Durham Fertilizer Factory under oath and he has thoroughly satisfied me"" as to the materials used in this particular J. J. White, W A. Anderson, John C. Boude, Committee of Invitation. Ral6iQH Property WednesdaT, July 8, 1891. promote rival concerns and to ere- I lt of goods. I have had everv ate dissension in the Alliance and cause discord between it and its tes ted friends, we will not receive any part of the money tendered by the Durham Fertilizer Company be cause we are not entitled to it, and that our business Agent be and is hereby instructed to return the same to said company with a copy of these said resolutions which will be spread upon the minutes. Signed, G. M. Burton, Sec. In this connection we would like to remark, did anybody ever before hear of a man who was cheated re fusing to receive back the money out of which he had been defrauded? And we have actually been criti cized severely because we offered to refund this money. Surely, we are placed between two fires. Tha de partment and the newspapers at the instance of our trade rivals say re fund, we offer to refund and our customers say they will not take the money. The newspapers say we defrauded our customers, we say ana they say we did not. The farmer who buys and uses our goods is sat isfied with his purchases and pays accordingly. Some editors who run newspapers and do not buy our fer tilizers seem not to be satisfied. Again, see what the other Alli ance purchasers of this lot of goods have to say. The lot shipped to W. B. Sellars, agent, June 20th, 1801, at a regular meeting of Pleas ant Grove Alliance, No. 1388, it was unanimously resolved: Tha we declare our entire satisfaction with all the fertilizer sold to mem bers of this Alliance bv the Dur- op portunity to and have thoroughly examined the whole matter and feel satisfied that no wrong has been done us. Signed, W. II. Worth, S. B. A. An impartial public will not fail to consider the true source of these attacks upon us and we confidently believe that our rival in trade at Mebane, who is also traveling agent of a certain fertilizing company, and ins associate in slandering us also a traveling agent for the same compa ny, will sooner or later find out that they have over-reached themselves in this instance and that the fertil izer business is better promoted by following legitimate trade than by sensational newspaper ar ticles assaulting the business and character of our Com pany. They may perhaps realize that our business has been built up by patient attention to our own affairs whereby we have gained the confidence of the great public who have occasion to use our goods in their besiness and are represented by the Farmers Alliance organiza tion. They may also find that the gentlemen who compose th 3 Alli ance above referred to are fullv competent to take care of them selves without the self-constituted guardianship of these parties and their coadjutors. Very respectfully Durham Feutiuyeu Co. S. T. Morgan, President. L. A. Carr, See'y., and Treas. John Meinhart, Chicago, recom mends Bradycrotine for headache on all occasions. SYMPTOMS OF OVER DISEASE: Loss of appetite ; bad breath ; bad taste in the mouth ; tongue coated ; pain under the shoulder-blade ; in the back or side often mistaken for rheumatism; sour stomach with flatulency and Trater-brash; Indiges tion; bowels lax and costive by turns; headache, with dull, heavy sensation; restlessness, with sensation of having left something undone which ought to have been done; fullness after eating; bad temper; blues; tired feeling; yellow ap pearance of skin and eyes ; dizziness, etc. Not all, but always some of these indi cate want of action of the Liver. 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Application for Bids for the Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race. The Legislature has made it the duty of the Board of Trustees of the A. &M. College for the Colored Race to locate said institution, and has authorized the Board of Trustees to receive donations in land, money or other property for the establishment of said institution. Cities, towns or localities dosirins that the "Agricultural and Mechanical Col lege for the Colored Race shall !e located in their midst will please send the undersigned sealed propositions of any offer they desire to submit to the Board of Trustees, who w ill meet at the office of Pace X- Holding, in Ral eigh, on the SX'th day of August. 1M1, at 10 a. m., to consider bids for the location of said institution. W. II. PACE. Presd't Board of Trustees. june25-2m HAKUIS' DYEING AND RENOVATING WORKS. KT AJaKTIN" i'T KH. We make n Specialty of Klorkiu? and Pressing Si!k Mats. "Work Done on the Mot Approved Plan. A trial will convince vou. 1). W. C. BARKIS. june25-tf -Manager. The Idlewild lots remain ing unsold on July 1st, 1891, will be withdrawn from private sale and sold at public auction on the grounds of the Company Wednesday, July 8, 1891. AVe sincerely believe that not one of those who have bought lots from us will ever have occasion to re gret it. We believe all those who have invested in Idlewild property will make money. Our city is on the move for ward. Erery one can feel that this is so. Xow let each one of us joi 1 in one combined efibrt to push forward and upward the interest of our Capital city. The 'Ealeish Land and Improvement Com pany have shown enter prise. They are now going to show liberality and use fulness. We hope and believe the people of Ral eigh will appreciate this effort to meet the demands of our city. We need not tell you that there is scarcely a vacant lot in Raleich. You know that. Why then is this not a chance for vou to make a Profitable Investment and at the same time pro vide houses for those who seeking for them ? We will take pleasure in showing this property at any tune and jiivimr full information. J.M. HroughtoiuxiCo., 6-20-tf. AOKXTS. are i