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(ESTABLISHED 1856.) JHE PEOPLE'S PPESS (FOUNDED 1827.) J. B. "WHITAKER, Jr., Editor and Manager. NOTICE. A Blue Mark here is to call attention the date to which yonr subscription is paid. Remittances are desired from those in ar rears. UNSOLVED PROBLEM. All of us remember how, during the campaign, eome people held up their hands in horror and talked glibly of the dishonesty of the fifty cent dol lars which they said lree coinage would flood the country with. We remember, too, how they boasted of the "instrinsic" value of the gold dollar, the metal in which, independ ent of its coinage, was worth a hundred cents in the dollar. "We are for honest money," they said, and with a pretty broad intimation that everybody who didn't bow to the golden calf was in favor of dis honest money. Now, the Baltimore Sun, one of the yellowest of the yellow metal papers, makes the statement that "it is shown by the annual report of one of the largest mining companies in Colorado that since the organization of the company, the average cost of producing $ 1 In gold has been 37 cents." Do what 1 Can it be possible that all the talk of the intrinsic value of a gold dollar was a myth and that the professors of finance were indulging in a fanciful delusion, or a purpose to deceive, when they told us that value could not be legislated into a metal? Terily, it appears there was a screw loose in that pre-election argument. If monetization of gold has noth ing to do with fixing its value it is hard to understand how its prodac tion will bear a profit of nearly two hundred per cent, in the markets of the world. If demonetization of silver had nothing to do with fixing its value, it is difficult to explain why the metal in a silver dollar has de clined from a greater value than the gold in a gold dollar to less than fifty cents. As the Asheville Citizen remarks, in commenting upon this subject, "Why it should be a moral thjog to give an extra value to gold by fixing the price of 23 22 grains by law at a dollar, while the mere proposition to do the same by silver is immoral is one of those problems that no gold man has yet worked out for us." THE SITUATION. It is stated that the shortage of European crops this year, as com- Dared with average crocs, is as fol- lows: Wheat, three hundred million bushels: rve. three hundred and twenty-five million bushels; potatoes one hundred million bushels. The Dingley tariff bill certainly has noth ing to do with this crop shortage and has nothing to do with increased prices for wheat, etc., since the high er Drices are a natural outcome of the short crops in Europe. This is the situation in a nutshell, notwithstanding the foolish asser tions of the political demagogue that srrain croos have advanced in price because of the new tariff bill. While the farmer will get more for his products, he will find when he makes his purchases of clothing, etc , that they have also advanced in price and that the Dingley tariff bill is alone responsible for this advance Hence, the money received for his crops will not go so far, will not buy bo much, on account of the iniquitous tariff measure fastened upon the country by the Republican Congress, and consequently the producer will be cheated out of a part of the profit which should be his, and that a part of the money which he needs for im proving his farm, for providing his family with comforts, or, it may be, for paying off a debt which has been hanging over him as a pall for years money that could be used in these advantageous ways and that should be at the disposition of the producer to so use, must, by edict of the Re publican party, be paid to the com bines and trusts, in whose interest the tariff bill was framed and passed It aiay be possible to hoodwink the farmer with claptrap about high prices for products, simultaneously with the new tariff, but the scales will fall from his eyes wnen con fronted by the fact that trust pro tected articles of necessity have ad vanced, without any short crop reasons for such advance. THE POWDERLY OASE. Tn view of the aDDointment of T. V, Powderly and the resolutions of the Central Labor union of New York denouncing that appointment as "the greatest official insult ever offered by the federal government to nrcnr.i7.pd labor." it may" not be amiss to consider what were Mr. Powderly's sentiments before he fell nnder the influence of Marcus Alonzo -Hanna. In September, 1 893, Mr. Powderly addressed an open letter to President Cleveland, in which he intimated that congress, then in special session, was "confronted with an argument more powerful than the wishes of constitu ents or the voice of principle," and asked the president to recommend the restoration of silver "to its time honored place in the coinage of the nation." . . s The following month Mr. Powderly in the Knights of Labor magazine used this strong language: "There are bot two parties in the United i States today, and the quicker thit fact isrecogniz 1 t he lwtrr. All who stand for American monpy asngainut the Shylocks of the world belong to tho American party. He who would strike silver and paper to the earth belongs to the European party, and I should be counted as such until re pentance comes." Mr. Powderly, then, bavin trans ferred himself from the American to the European party, according to his own expression, oecame a latter day Benedict Arnold, especially to the workiogmen whom he formerly served. And now since McKinley has "opened the mills and not the mints," while workingnaen have all they can do (in keeping the wolf from the door) and are at work for higher wages (than they would get in absolute idleness) the erstwhile head of the Knights of Labor i, by the grace of Hanna and McKinley, occupjing high office, while he merits only the esteem of traitors and the praise of dishonest men. Wm. F. Buhbank. SAVE THE STATE. Do you think your private business would prosper if it was managed in the same way that the State's busi ness is managed, and has been managed, under Republican admin istration? We think not. Then recogniza the important fact that the principles of common sense and business judgment should be applied to the State's affairs as well as to private affairs and resolve that you will do your level best to prevent mal-ad ministration in North Caro" lina in the future. Aggregation of individuals make the State and the interests of the whole should be care fully guarded as well as the interests of the single parts of the aggrega tion. The fact stands out prominently in the history of the State, and it is known and read of all men, that Democratic control gives just and honest government and that Repub lican control produces opposite re sults. In the light of experience, no true North Carolinian should hesi tate in rendering a verdict in behalf of Democracy when called upon to say whether Democracy or Republi canism vouchsafes the greatest bless ings to the commonwealth and all her people. It cannot be expected that cities, counties or States, governed by such men as the Republicans place in authority, will prosper and com mand the respect and confidence of the outside world. If tbey do, in any instance, it Is simply a rare excep tion, a paradox, and paradoxes are scarce things in nature, politics or government. It we want good government, our State must be wrested from Republi can control and again placed under Democratic administration, with its long record for purity, equity and honesty. To the task of redeeming dear old North Carolina let every true son pledge his best f fforts and be ready for the conflict when it comes. RUSSELL-BUTLEK COMBINE. Governor Russell appears to have a fondness for a "high old time." His latest move is to summons two of the Railroad Commissioners, Mai J. W. Wilson and Otho Wilson, to show cause in writing on or before September 1st, why they should not be suspended from office, on the ground that the one owns an inter est in the hotel at Round Knob and has a son in the employ of the Southern railroad, and the other because he has leased that hotel, the inference being a possible collusion between the Commissioners and the railroad to the detiiment of the public interest. The investigation is likely to at tract much attention and it is said that the Governor's action is the result of a conference with Senator Butler. Otho used to be one of Butler's right hand men and it is understood that he was placed on the commis sion to please the Senator, but it appears that these "two of a kind" have reached "the parting of the ways" and that Robinson Crusoe Butler wants to turn down Friday Sotho. Maj Wilson enjoys the confidence of the people and it will take some thing stronger than Russell's hatred for the Southern railway or Butler's foxey chicanery to shake that con fidence. About the size of the whole matter is that the places of the Wilsons are wanted for men more to tfie liking of the Governor and the Senator. , . As we expected, the speculatois have succeeded in getting a grip upon the wheat market, and, consequent ly, the price fluctuates. It is a great misfortune .that farm products are made a subject of gambling and that prices are controlled largely by bulls and bears, instead of exclusively by supply and demand. The rascals would like to run wheat down to as low a figure as possible, then buy it all and pop the price up, and pocket the profit that should go to the farmers. Such combinations are contrary to law, but the trouble is that the law Is not enforced. The rush for the Alaskan gold fields seryes to illustrate human desire for gain and the willingness to suffer to acquire it. N Frequently, hard work and sell-denial at home would produce richer results than sacrifices in a feverish rushto remote sections. The "proposition to move the County Fair to Winston-Salem ap pears to be a good one. If not, why not? GO FORWARD. The success of the mass meeting of the Sunday Sckoola of Forsyth county, yesterday, is highly gratify ing to every laborer in this import ant department of the Lord's work. It was, truly, an imposing and 1 magnificent occasion, but complete satisfaction with the day and its exercises must not be the final result of the meeting. There must go out from it a salutary influence which shall permeate the whole county and give fresh impetus to the Sun day School work, increasing the zeal of those already enlisted in it and securing a larger number of both workers and of pupils. It would be a serious mistake to rest upon the laurels which crowned the achievements of the day. As grand as they are, and as gratifying, the scintillations of brilliancy which cluster about them must not be per mitted to dim the important fact that these things are a means to an end and that the means must be promptly and energetically utilized. The mass meeting should mark a period ofiresh and buoyant inspira tion an epoch of a grand and con tinued forward movement in the great Sunday School work in For syth county. May it so prove. THEY ARB FRAUDS. Republicans are - raising a big rumpus over the "abuse" of civil service reform. Their position might command some degree of respect if there was any sincerity, any consist ency in it. The object in view is to kick out Democrats who hold official position by virtue of civil service, and to put Republicans in their places. When this is accomplished, we may expect to see the Republicans the strongest friends of the system and throwing up their hats and ex claiming, with all the vigor and earnestness of which they are capable, "Great is Civil Service I" Great, because ft will then hedge about a pie counter at which only Republicans have seats. The Re publican politician is a fraud and all this ranting against civil service is base hypocrisy, because it is made by just such fellows as will imme diately change their opinions about the matter if they should procure an office. We should make a dead set for that public building, which we ought to have had years ago. The next session of Congress should make the appropriation. If it be true that the Dingley tariff bill is a panacea for the ills of hard times, surely there can be found no reasonablo excuse why Con gress should still further delay this matter this act of justice. - Mr. Linney, get on jour working clothes and go about this thing in dead earnest. Just tell 'em to appropri ate tne amount ot one month s reve nue collections from our manufac turers, and name the month, and we will promise to trouble the govern ment no further about a government building. The State Sunday School Associa tion did a deserved act by recogniz ing in its resolutions the very effici ent services of its zalous Secretary, Mr. H. N. Snow, of Durham. He has labored long, earnestly and success fully in the Sunday School field, and whatever progress the State Associa tion has made is largely due to his tireless efforts. He richly merits the kind words spoken of him by the Association? We bespeak encouragement for the ladies of the Twii City Hospital Association in their purpose to hold a bazaar, during the Tobacco Fair, for the benefit of the Hospital. The institution is a blessing to the com munity and the good ladies who have labored so earnestly and so persistently in its behalf deserve the heartv co operation of all our people It is nauseating to hear Republi cans attribute the increased-price of wheat to the Republican party. This sort of rot may fool for a time a few ignoramuses, but the informed man knows, ot course, that higher price for wheat is due entirely to the short crops of Europe and the conse quent increased demand . from that quarter. Winston Tobacco Fair, at Star warehouse, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 4th, 5th and 6rh. Spread the news and remember that we want all our friends and their "sisters and their cousins and their aunts," as well as their relatives of the other sex, to come and see us at that time. To even things up, the prosperity wave should bring better wages for the laboring man. If he has to pay more for his bread, more for his meat, and more for bis clothing, and gets no more for his labor, it will be hard to convince him that the con dition is not misnamed when it is called prosperity. Let not gifts or offers of gifts silence the voices of the press, the pulpit and the school against the evils of combination of capital for the purpose of practicing extortion and robbery upon the people. Wheat and silver are far apart for the time being. That's a fact. But keep your eyes open and you will see them much nearer together before many nionths have rolled by. Mark the prediction. . Probably Daniel and Marion hope to have two accessions to their new party through the enticement of two Railroad Commissionerships." . Keep the clutches of the trusts off our educational and religious insti tutions if American liberty is to be preserved. BANDS OF BROTHERS. The Fraternal Organizations of tbe United States. Atlanta Journal. The Free Masons and. the Odd Fellows are running a close race in this country so far as numerical pre ponderance is concerned. There are nearly a million of each. The Knights of Pythias are next In the list of fraternal organizations, the American Order of United Workmen coming next, and the Maccabees being a good fifth. It is believed that fully one-half of the fourteen millions of voters in this country are enrolled in the fifty leading organiza tions of this nature. These societies exert a force that has not perhaps been fully measured in part social, in part educational, and in part benevolent. The last named feature has of late been great ly developed: and an order in which the strong ao not help the weak, in which the care of the ailing and the burial of the ' dead, is not looked after, is now the exception rather than the rule. We have not the figures before us, but it is well known that the yearly benefits disbursed by the various fraternal organizations is a towering sum. It can safely be placed at twenty million dollars. And every dollar goes where it is lawfully due or is greatly needed. Some of the societies have in fact almost turned life insurance into a science. Altogether they have won public confidence, and there are few who wish them ill. They Say. Baltimore Telegram. That opportunities may befound, but the beet ones are made. That there never was a woman who could talk fast gracefully. That it seems strange that when money is close it seems tannest away. That one way to sharpen tne ap petite is to take a turn at a grind stone. That some men are never disap pointed in love- until they get married. That when a fellow dresses to kill, the eirls are usually just dying to meet him. That so many people love authori ty that it is always eaey to find an umpire at a ball game. That between bicycles and trolley cars, it s no wonder tnat tne pedes trian should feel all run down. That the most difficult ups and downs of this life are keeping ex penses down, and appearanses up. That when we read we fancy we could be martyrs; when we come to act. we cannot bear a provoking word. That because bread is the staff of life it is no reason why a man should turn his wholi existence into a long loaf. That since the prevalence of the wheel, labor circles are agitated over the probable fate of the walking delegate. That "self-preservation is the first law of nature." "It's better to break an engagement with a girl, than to have the engagement break you." Tbe Sttnation in India. Atlanta Constitution. Of course this Indian outbreak is not general as yet. At the present time it is largely confined to the mountains, but scarcely a day passes without adding to the area of dis content. For many years past the Hindoos have been loyal to British rule, but several things of late have had a tendency to alienate their affections from the crown. When the horrible bubonic plague broke out in the province several months ago, closely followed by the scourge of famine, the hiudoos naturally expected some assistance from Great Britain, but instead of realizing this hope, they were bitterly disappointed. This neglect has opened the eyes of the Hindoos, and unless breat Britain succeeds in restoring the con ndence which her selfishness nas im paired, she may yet lose the fair and fertile province of India, or else be compelled to subdue it at a tremend ous sacrifice of blood and treasure. Happiest Creature on tbe Globe. A statement was recently published in a New England newspaper that the colored people of Texas were so unhappy and discontented that they are preparing: to emigrate to other States. The editor of the Galveston News emphatically denies the state ment and in a most convincing man- ner shows that the Texas negroes are the happiest creatures on the face of the globe. He says, in the first place that Texas 'possums are ripe in October and the crop is big ripe in vciuuur suu lun vrui 10 uig ger than that of all other states com - bined. With the springs full of cat fish in the springtime, the summer filled with watermelons, the autumn and winter with 'possums and sweet potatoes and all seasons percolated with revivals, camp meetin's and "baptism's," the Texas negroes are the happiest mortals in this world all the year round. It looks as if the Texan had the best of the argument, Virginia's Message. "Virginia's message to the people of the South," said Senator Daniel, in speaking of the Democratic out look, "is a message of good cheer. The Democrats of Virginia are un swerving in their devotion to the cause of bimetallism and of the great Democratic principles of the Chicago platform. The party has made a magnificent .nomination and there has been no time when all true Democrats were' more thoroughly united in the support of the party and the ticket. You may say that the Old Dominion. will remain at the head of the Democratic procession and that the Democrats of the South can count on an old time majority this fall." There's Ixts of Truth In It. Madison (Ga.) Advertiser. There is lots of truth in Mrs Felton's speech on the lynching question. The unprotected women matrons and maidens of our rural districts live in continual dread of a fate worse than death. It is easy enough for a lawyer, whose family enjoys the police protection of a city, to get up and appeal for "law and order," when the poor women of the country wives, Bisters and daugh ters of our farmers are daily at the mercy of fiends in human shape. Remove the cause and there will be no lynchings. How the Whipped Man Won. Cincinnati Inquirer. - "So, after they had fought for her, she married the man who got whipped, did she?" "Yes. She reasoned that a man who would fight a man who could whip him must be brayerthan a man who fought a man be could whip." GET TOGETHER. Redeem Nortb Carolina from Mis management. Chatham Record. It is gratifying to all friends of cood government to see so many in dications ot a determination on the part of the best white men of North ! Carolina to get together and redeem our good old State from the control and mismanagement of the incom petent and unprincipled men, who have obtained their present places by making pledges and promises which they never intended to per form. The true white men of North Caro lina need no better platform in the next campaign, on which they can all stand united, than opposition to the record the acts and doings of the Republican Populist Fusionists since they obtained control of our good old State. Surely no true North Carolinian wis ties anotner Legislature use our last two, and all good citizens should unite in preventing the recur rence of such a disgrace ! The last two Legislatures should disgust every decent man with "Fusion rule I Sheetings for New England. Goldsboro Argus. The Wayne cotton mill on Tues day shipped a carload of sheeting to Rhode Island, which is the center of the New England manufacturing territory, and they also shipped a car load to Mobile, Ala. Theee ship ments show that the product of Goldsboro manufacturing industries is sold in competition with the larg est markets of the country and that all we need is more factories to utilize our wealth of crude material FASHION FRILLS Philadelphia Record. A crush belt of medium wid th fast ened with a curved buckle at the front or side will be the usual finish for the bodice that is cut off at the waist line. There is a decided leaning to a more frivolous style of dress; bodices are exceedingly fluffy, and stiff effects and revers have fallen into innocuous desuetude. The style of decoration made of graduated widths of ribbon, called the cnss cross, is a prime favorite and will continue so through the coming season. Small crochetted buttons in ex travagant numbers will vie with applique trimmings and velvet rib bon for favor as the garniture for full costumes. 1 he bayadere and Roman stripes now so beautifully developed in the soft finished silks will be very much used for trimming, and sash, stock and cuffs of these very effective materials brighten up an otherwise plain gown wonderfully. Sleeves will continue to be self trimmed with tucks or ruffles with lace insertion, or babv ribbon where the material is ot silk or very soft The heayier ones will have a small leg-o'-mutton with the indispensa ble epaulet in various shapes. ine shades ot tne coming season will be all bright and striking in effect, and the more subdued and nential tones will be relegated to obscurity. With these strong color eSFects plain materials will rule to avoH bizarre and inartistic results when combined with the velvets and rich trimmings that will be the vogue the coming months. OHIO MINERS STARVING. Seven Thousand Destitute Persons in Vicinity of Nelsonville, Obio. Cincinnati, Ohio, Ang. 30. The destitution among miners at Nelson ville is very great. Mayor Buckley says that 12G0 persons, the entire mining population of the town, have absolutely nothing to eat, and 100 of these are sick. In this immediate vicinity there are 7,000 destitute people, a large number of whom are children. Local charity has helped them till its means are gone. Gar dens supplied the wants until re cently, but that resource is now ex hausted, Relief committees have been appointed. Chicago Wants Talmage. Chicago, Aug. 2G. Plvmouth Congregational Church has decided to call the Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage to fill the pulpit made vacant by the illness of Dr. Frank W. Gunsaulus. The Board of Trustees decided a few days ago to extend the vacation of Dr. Gunsaulus untill December. Among the names of a substitute during his absence Dr. Talmage was most favorably looked upon, and the belief was expressed that he could i , ; i 7- t tt 1 leave Washington for a time. J. H Strong, appointed to negotiate with Dr. Talmage, has not yet communi cated with him. White Men to tbe Rescue. Wilmington Messenger. There are comforting reports get ting into some of our exchanges that in localities worthy Populists are openly expressing a determination to co operate with the Democrats in the next election. Let them come and be welcomed. Every man who loves his country and would save North Carolina from farther wreck age should pull with tbe one party that offers prosperity, safety and honest government in North Caro lina. Let all come wher would help North Carolina and help their own imperilled interests. Special Excursions. Oa September 1st, 23, 3d and 4th. the Southern Railway will sell round trip tickets from Winston-Salem to Richmond at $7.05;to Norfolk at, $8 55; and to Washington at$9 15; being just half tbe regular fare, or one single fare for the round trip Tickets good 00 all regular trains with final limit 30 days from date of sale. Sale of Moonshine Whisky. Deputy Collector Alspaugo sold about sixteen hundred gallons of whisky for "Uncle Sam" Monday af ternoon. R H. BeDnett, of Marion was the purchaser. It wa9 bid off by William Cooper, of Statesville, the price being $1.26 per gallon. This is ten cents more than it usually brings. Sugar and Annexation. Philadelphia Item. "Annex Cuba and Hawaii," says Mr. Wanamaker; "then we can raise our own sugar and kill the sugar trust." The masses will concede that this is an argument which ap peals directly to the people, and which has back of it the force of public opinion. - Bucklen's Arnica Salve. The best salve in the world for cuts, broij es, sores, ulcers salt rheum, fever, sores, tet 'tor chapped hands, chilblains, corns, and all skin eruptions, and positively cures piles or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money, refund oil. Price 25c per box, for sale by V O Thorn; on. THE OLD NORTH STATE. Interesting Items Culled From Our State Exchanges. At Durham tomorrow the Grrtnd Lodge of Masons meets for the par pose of laying the cornerstone for a public librsiy. The State board of tax equalization reports that the increase in valuation of property in the state over last year will be something over $4,0001 000. Goo 1 news is coming in from the various quarters in the state as to Democrats falling into line on qnes1 tions of harmony and a big fight next year. some persons protest that there ought not to be any men-, tion of politics thus early. But oy far the greater number declare that mention cannot be too early or too vigorous. T. J. Hoggard, ex- assistant post master at Aulander, Bertie conntv, was arrested on a warrant by Post office Inspector Gregory for embez zcling $2,000 of money order funds during the past seven months. He issued orders for dollars, but made applications only for cents. He con fessed that gambling caused his downfall. Persons who were on the excursion whieh returned to Raleigh from Richmond Saturday had an exciting experience two miles north of Oxford. The train was stoned, and one stone badly wounded a young lady on the bead. A flagman who was on the steps wherjjthe train was stopped in an effort to capture the stone-throw ers, was hit and knocked off. Otho Wilson, one of the two rail way commissioners cited by Govern nor Kussell to appear before him September 1st and show cause whv he should not be suspended from of fice, has employed J. C. L. Harris to represent him as counsel. It is the current belief that the Goyerner has for some time made up his mind to remove two of the commissioners and put on men who will do as he says At Ball's Creek campmeeting Sun. day a young man named Watts stole a young woman named Scronce and married her near the camp ground. The girl's father then stole her from her husband. Later the husband again sioie ner rrom the old man. The latter filled up on blockade liquor and went in search of them. He found them, but he could not get the girl back. Lincoln Journal. CALLS ON HIS PARTY. Tactics of Sleek and Sassy Officeholders. Pop Chatham Record. The Populist leaders and office holders seem to think that they alone constitute and compose the Populist party. If any Democratic speaker or paper dares to criticise, or expose the rascality of any PopuliBt leaaer or omce noiaer, he at once raises a most pitiable howl and calls on his party to resent it as an attack on the entire Populist party I There is a very great difference be tween the honest masses of the Pop ulist party and its unprincipled leaders, who are merelyeeeking to advance their own personal interests, While promising all .kinds of "relief to the people, these Populist leaders seek to obtain "relief" only for them selves. And when one ot them gets a good paying office he seems to think that it belongs to him forever and is his own private property I The people cannot be fooled for ever, and they are finding out that they have obtained no "relief" what ever, even if the office holders have obtained "relief' and have become so "sleek and sassy." SpainVExbaustion by the Cuban War. London Spectator. People here hardly realize what Spain has done in the course of the struggle with Cuba. She has sent so many conscripts to die there of fever and homesickness and wretchedness that at present the Spanish War Office has a greater experience in the matter of the transport of troops by sea, not merely than any other war office of modern times, but of any times. Spain in the last few years has put 12oO,000 men into Cuba That she does not have to provide for bringing them home is the most dreadful and disastrous fact of all I he Cuban war has done much to exhaust Spain in three ways. It has cost huge sums of money, has ab sorbed the pnergies of government and, more important, it has robbed the country of half her crop of young men. the conscripts have been sent to die in Cuba at the very moment when they ought to have been using their young energies in tilling the soil, winning iron lrom the mines, or working in the trades In a land where the men have an invincible longing to rest in tbe shade after forty, and are old at fifty, the nation cannot do without ite youths Spain, then, under its present condi tions, is exactly the country in which one would expect the gospel of anarchy to flourish and abound Took His Own Medicine. Asheville Citizen. The Populists and Republicans having done all that they could to put the negro in the saddle in the eastern counties with some deplor able results no Democrat at least will regret the fate of the Raleigh Populist who insulted a ngro, was arrested by a negro deputy sheriff, taken bekr.; a Republican magis trate and prosecuted by a negro lawyer. Having helped to give the negro all the power he has, it is only just and in consonance with the eternal fitness of things that he should get adoeeof bisown medicine As it appears that t he negro whose life he threatened was the more dt-cent man of the two, there is an added reason for not giving away to grief over the disgrace this Populist has brought on himself. SALEM Academy and Gollege, for girls and young women. Best home care, together with full college instruction. Specialists in mu sic, art, elocution, languages, commercial and industrial studies. Institution founded in 1802. The register shows 324 last year. . New term be- ins Thursday, Sept. 2, 1897. end for catalogue to Rev. J. H. CLEWELL,Principal. Salem, N. C. The principal will be in his office on and after August 20th' to register day pupils. PREACHERS' SALARIES. A Class That Should be Bnnr fitted bv an Era of Prosperity Washington Post. A Methodist newspaper has ascer tained that the average silarv of preachers of that denomination in the South is only $473 35 per year. In this case th cent column, usually mumeu in scanner salaries ot nro- fessional men, is really important, for 3o cents have a deal of work to perform in a family compelled to subsist, or dip, on so mercotnpen BHiion an mar. rne 3 iio a vear gives aoout $1 au a day. Ttw aver age preacher's family consists ot five persons. Alio - mg the mutifWnt uum of $1 a day tor rent, clothing. luel, doctor s bills, ind the number less incidentals, we find 30 cents re maining for the table. This allows 10 cents a meal for breakfast, dinner and sapper; or, in other words, 2 cents a head for father, mother, and crildren. It will be seen that no part 01 ine preacner s income goes tor a servants hire. The wife of the clergyman, who is expected to take a leading part in religious and social work and to entertain many callers, must do the housework, including washing and ironing. The Metho dist paper that figured out the average salary of $473 33 has onie pathetic comments on the thread bare coat or a clergyman thus situa ted and the "actual misery" it rpre sents. 1 ne wonaer is tnat so many men can Keep up even a semi-respect able appearance on such an allow ance. If it be urged that thousand of workingmen support their families on even lees than that, we submit that the fact "has nothing to do with the case. .Preachers cannot adopt the habits of the workingman They must incur many exposes tnat are noc in tne account ot the wage earn er en aged in manual labor. Those for whom preachers work are pre sumed to bt-lieve that such work is of vital importance. They expect good sermons and a faithful performance of pastoral duties. And yet they do not pay tor halt of what they xpect if the era of prosperity does not bring an increase in the compensa tion of those ministers it will miss one of the fields in which it is greatly needed. THE QUESTION. Silver Demonetization Means Lower Prices in the Ijong Run. Senator Chandler in Washington Tost. the simple truth ot recent events seems to tie that wheat has gone above the prices prevailing only be cause ot short crops in certain coun tries, as it always wi'l under such conditions, while silver continues to go down because it is yet in process of demonetization, as every human being knt.w it would. Hut the great question remains for solution wheth er, through the years to come, with silver demonetization still progress' ing, tnere will not be as a conse quence thereof a steady fall in the average prices of the commodities and the lands, buildings, and ships which make the wealth of the world If this question is to be answered in the affirmative the remouetiz ition of silver is sure to follow. The world cannot be held to the single standard of gold merely because of the rise in wheat. So They Say. Art is long and money Is often short. A man should bridle his tongue, and then he can rein hm temper. Many a woman who forgets to wind the clock does not negli ct to keep her tongue running. it is said that money cannot give happiness, but there are very few who are not willing to try the i xperi mnt Muny a man of ancient times could not write his name. We know ol them because they made their ninrk A close reader is the man whi always borrows hisn lgtibor s p per. being too "close" to buy one himself. When a man is prosperous his friends see him afar off; but when he gets short his friemis get short sighted. Where Dingley Fails. Louisville Post. According to Lord Kelvin, there are only 200,000 tons ot fuel in the world for each person alive today. This ularming fMCt is pointed to by Chairman Dingley as hi reason for the increased tax on coal, but Ding ley fails to take into account the un limited supplies of heat in another and lower world which should be of personal interest to the robber barons. CONSUMPTION To the Editor : I have an absolute Cure for CONSUMPTION and all Bronchial, Throat and hung Trou bles, and all conditions of Wasting Away. By itstimely use thousands of apparent ly hopeless cases have been permanently curtd. 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IMfeUAK. Mlkkftt. 4A. CUT F AM INK IN KLONDIKK. Food Short and Suffering Certain for Prospectors. San Francisco, Aug. 29. W. A. Kyan, one of ihesj ecial correspondents of the As sociated Press, en route to Yukon gold fields. writes from St Michaels, under date Ancust lo, to the effect that there is grave danger of a famine on the Kloudike this winter. Ac cording to all reports received from the up per country, it will be impossible to laud sufficient food at Dawson Citv to eunnoit the population already dependent upon that lase of supplies. R. T. Kyng. local agent of the Alaska Commercial Comnanv at St. Michaels, declares that there are already over 2.000 idle men in Dawson, and new parties arriving every day via Chikoot Pass, while tbe total amount of freight landed there this year will not exceed 4,000 tons, of whiel not more than three-fourths is provisions. Miners reurning from Klondike, who left there in July, report that the food was run ning very low, and it was disposed of as fast as discharged from the steamers. Old-timers realize the situation and predict distress and death as a result of the Klondike craze. ISSUING MONEY IO MOVE CHOPS. Silver Dollars and Small mils It-inn Sent to the Sub-Treasuries. New York, Aug. 30. The Sub.Trcasury here today transferred for local banks through the Treasury at Washington, $100,- 000 in currency to Kansas City, and 25,0i0 in silver dollars to Texas, tbrougli the Sub treasury at New Orleans. Shipments of currency to the South and West today, by banks direct, were very large, all banks re porting the receipts of ordes for remittances. The United States Treasury is doing all it can to facilitate the transfer of currency, es pecially small bills and silver dollars, to places where the money is needed for mov ing the crops, and to that end has placed supplies at the several sub-Treasuries, New Orleans. Chicago, St. Ijuis and Cincinnati, in order that transfers may be made as quickly as nossible. CLOTH FOl'XDOS THE HANK. A South Carolina Lawver I'rnlml.lv rrowned in Tuckasecge Klver. Asiievili-e, N. C, Aug. 30. At IJillsboro, Jackson county. Sunday afternoon, tbe clothing of J. W. Grant, said to be a lawyer from Anderson, S. C, were found on tbe bat.k of tbe Tuckasegee river. He bad been fishing with Freston Williams, of that local ity. Tbe latter gave the alarm and had tbe river dragged for tbe body, but so far with out avail. Grant is said to have told several persons that he could not go back to his home, at Anderson, S. C. where he had a brother, also a lawyer In his pocket was found a letter addressed to J. II. 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