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hursday7el. 22. 1883. E. E. MILLIARD. Editor. ENTERED AT THE SCOTLAND NECK, X. C. MAIL MATTEK. I'OST OFFICE AT . AS SECOND CLASS We have always been simple and unsophisticated enough not to hope for or expect any relief, for the peo ple, from the Republican party, the Tariff commission, or the present Congress, or the Radical administra tion. It would be contrary to the principles and practices of that party. Government in this country in theory, is for tlit greatest good to tue at est number, but in practice quite the reverse. Statesmanship and State craft in this age of traud and corrup tion have degenerated into a mys terious science of deception and strategy. The man that can most successfully appear to be what he is not, and thereby retain the confidence of the people, and hold himself in power, is eonsijeiei the greatest Statesman. The time has been when we could rely on and trust the ui terances of our leading men. but that time seems to have passed away Thft whole science oi Government seems to consist chiefly in deception and hypocrisy. The biggest hypo crite and dece.ver is tue greatest Statesman, so long at least, as he can keep his imuoaitiou, deception and artifice covered from the people The hihet type of Statesmanship and true greatness, in the estimation of the Republican party, is found in him who can most complete humbug and deceive the peo ple and kep them in darkness and utter ignornce of his ultimate objects and aims. He who can steal the electoral vote of a State to make a President, pack the Supreme Court of the United States to reverse its opinion for politic.il purposes, dis band and disperse State Legislatures j at the point of the bayonet, to defeat and subveit the will of the people, to retain aud keep in power a defeat ed and rejected party, is considered by the Republicans the greatest, oi heroes and Statesmen. We have pre faced this much in meditating over the composition of the Tariff Com mission. All the dexterity, crafi aud ingenuity of Mr. Arthur and his political advisers, were brought into full play in the partisan selections of that commission, whose main ob ject was to deceive the people aud keep the burdens on them under the false pretense of protecting labor. And we are not right sure that Sam same Randall ami McPherson did not have some hand .n creating and ap pointing this commission. But let that be as it may, we have seen criough in the debates and votes in Congress recentlv to convince us that there is not true Statesman ship and Democratic manhood eikuiru in Congrass to redeem the plighted faith of foe Democratic party made to the people, in every campaign since 1S70. We have alwavs thought we were a Democrat until recentlv. but now we must confess our faith is not well founded, if the utterances and votes of many so-called Democrats in Con gress, embodies true Democratic eminent, now claiming to be Demo crats, would join the other side, and alt who hold to the Jeffjr3onion theory of Government on that side would join the Democracy. We had as well speak our thoughts on this subject now while we are at it. So long as Democrats in Congress claim that the rice of South Carolina ana Georgia must be protected ; the su-ar of Louisiana ; the salt of V ir nnia, Kentucky and Ohio; the iron of Teuneasee ; the hemp of Kent ucky ; the wool of Texas, jut,t so long the Congressmen of tntse States v ill combine with the Middle and New England States in the protection oi their iron, steel, woollen, volton, silk and other manufacturers. Until the people elect men of principle ami firmness, thev need not look for any relief from the burdens of taxation Why should the man who use.- rice be compelled to pay two or thret cents per pound for his rice more to the rice grower of South Carol' n than the cost of productioi and a living profit on the capital invested ? Why should the consumer of sugar be taxed two or three cents on even pound of sugar he uses, that tin capital invested in the sugar business, be profitable ? Why should the Government guarantee to the rice grower, the sugar producer, the wool grower, the irou monger, and the manufacturer generally, a profi; on his investment, any more thar. it guarantees a profit on the capital in vested in growing cotton, corn and bay ? Why shoul I we b.s driven to pay $44.00 per ton on wire fencing. as a tax, m oraer mat me ur maker's capital may pay him large lividends ? In other wor Is the Gov ernment becomes an insurer to tht wool aud rice growers, to the sugai producers, to the inanulacturers of the whole country, that their capital shall be remu lerative and profitable t i them, at the expense of the co:i- su.ners of their articles of produc tion. Why not guarrantee the farm er against loss, the carpanter, the merchant, the printer, the black smith ? The truth is, this doctrine of protection could not stand for one day ia this eoui.try if the Demo.-rac- ic party hat! the courage of it3 con victions, and the manhood of its earlier da vs. Tue party as a party is all wrong on the Tariff question. ind its efforts will never be crowned w ith success until it gets itself right We must have a platform and stay upon it, have principles and maintain and practice them, deal honestly with ourselves and with the country. How can can the people have living faith in a party who runs on a plat form "Tariff for Revenue onlv," and when elected xalva for and advocates a Tariff for incidental protection. which means protection, if it means anything. Protection is protection, whether incidental, accidental, or in tentional. And anybody but blind man or a lunatic knows it. Our doctrine is plain and simple every industry that cannot stand on its own merits in this age ought to fall. If capital cannct take care of itself, poverty oivht not to be driven to its defense. It the rice, sugar and wool growers can't make a living, let them seek some other employ ment where they can. If the wool, cotton and- silk manufao- que? lion, from which they will come forth the laughing stock of an appro c.aiive. though tax-ridden people. Never before had a party in the minority such an opportunity for the display of true Statesmanship; and certainly nev-r before have such s promising lot of innocents allowed themselves to be so tamely led. Sure Iv some of our Democratic Congress men must have penetration and Stat craft enough to see that the Republi nana are striving with all the tactics arts and wiles within the compass o their power to continually lead then on into the tangled labyrinths of the complex Tariff debates, until near the close of the session, when they will endeavor to coa found their argu ments and good intentions, by sim ply throwing some rnis-shapen tub to the public whale and then cover up ; heir iniquities by rspealing.probably half or two-thirds of the internal rev enue duties, leaving all articles re quiring the present array of internal revenue thieves and villiaus still un touched, but which nevertheless will enable them to go before the country with ttfe facts and figures to their credit of having reduced the public taxes some forty or fifty million. Are there uo Democrats in Con gress capable of seeing through and thwartiag their shrewd maneuvers, both in the Senate and in the House, m l even now turn the tahlas upon them and circumvent their ulterior lesigus ? Let our Damo?ratic members close iheir intenniua'dj wra 'gl.;3 with them in the Senate, and leave them to frame and pass suah Tariff meas ures a3 they see fit. It will be sure to prove a mo.iscrosity winch will but the more disgust tue tax paying mas ses of' the public, and prove goo 1 capital for Democratic use in the fu ture. Let them the Democrats of both Houses concentrate all their re maining time and efforts on the xe- peal of the internal revenue. If they can do nothing better, let them take the Presidents message and frame a bill in accordance with its recomraen- iations or. the subject of the repeal of the internal revenue, and boldly a President in his December messag with specific modifications, redueirrj the tasfs some eighty or an huudre millions, and eliminating the greate portion of the disgraceful evi s which make it so abhorrent and repulsive to x free ptople in its present form Its advocacy by the Democrats this session will intrench them with in the enemy's outwork, from whence uev can effectively batter tnem lown on the Tariff question at their eisure. If the Republican majority iefeat its adoption this session, S( nuch the worse for the Republicans' oefore the people. Cannot and will not the Democrats wielding the delegated authority of the party in' Congress, meet th .isuj, and prove themselves equa to the importance of an occasion which calls for wise Statesmanshi and decisive party manipulation ? THE FLOODS- The floods in Ohio, Kentucky anl in manv places along the Mississippi are stiil alarming. Loss of propertl is verv reat. and in some cases los of life also has been reported. Al Xewoort. Kv. more than 200 lamilicl iinv hpfln sftm. from home. At Cinl cinnati a thousand business firing have stopped operations, and forty! thousand working men have been! thrown fmt . of emolov ineut. The! Legislature has voted a relief loan of thousand dollars. At Lousiville houses have been carried awav. and in Shipping Port one thou- imwl hmipq sire under water. At .IettVrson.Indiana.more than five thou sand people are homeless. The loss, it is suid, will be more than amunou dollars. In many cases the destitute ones are among the very poor. j SEASON OF 1883. R. R. BR1DGERS. Preset. DONALD MACRAE, Treas C. L GRAFL1N, Sup'l W. L. DeROSSET, Gei'l Ag't. 'WAVASSA CUAWO COMPANY'S HIGH GRADE NAVASSA GUANO .MD ACID PHOSPHATE, We beg to call the attention of Planters to the able WELL KNOWN FERTILIZERS, rhioh have stood in the Tf0lEB3. ana Lir Relia. T;$:$lto soil, in the States of Nor Carolina, th Carolina and Georgia, to the satisfaction of all who have used thfm. append analyse made by Prof. White, of Georgia, and Pre of South Carolina : Shepard, GUANO f.' White, of Georgia State Chemist losplioric A-itl Soluble jteveneu it it ' Available . " Undecomposed nmonia " ash IMMERCIAL VALUE 2 00 !) 00: 11 1 1 56 3 03 I 78 $45 19 ACID PHOSPHATE : Prof. Shepard, of S. C, Slate Chemist. Phosphoric Acid Soluble 5 34 Keverl ea 7 72 " Availallc 13 00 " " Undecomposed 3 07 Potash - - 89 COMMERCIAL VALUE - 33 71 For Sale By BRYAN WHITEHEAD, eb. 15, 24 3m SCOTLAND NKCK, N. C J. B. DUNN & CO. AT N. B- Josey's Old Stand- :o: Messrs. W. Rockingham, N WE want to tell you a few facts. Listen and srovern yourself accord- hihlv appreciated ingly. We have recently bought a stock t'. .. ,. of goods at 30 cts less in the dollar than utire satisfaction. they can be bought North. In conse- A. RoDlmis & Co., C. savs : "Brown's iron Bitters is iiere . It nives entu hi:i:i: a.i rimim. A.number of women are employ ed as drug clerks in the besi pharmacies of Louisville wilh the most satisfac tory results. f Bishop Lyman presented his daughter that" married Gen. Cox, a few days ao; with a bridal present of $50000." A bill pending in the Wisconsin Legislature provides that a minor quence we can sell them to you at 25 cts j in the dollar less than any merchant in town and make just as much profit. WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF LADIES' FANCY GOODS, GIVE ME A GAL1J AND EXAMINE THE LARGEST STOCK OF BROUGHT TO THIS TOWN, GOOPS EVER Among which will be found the Latest Styles of DRESS GOODS and Trimmings to match. Also the most Stybs of Handsome and Nobbiest SILKS, who misrepresents his age to obtain uress it unon both branches of Con- Honor shall be fined $50 for each gress. it will ne taivin sue wi.ia out. uem-r. of Republican sails, drawing their It is sai l that Cincinnati has twen- tire and placing them helplessly on the defensive. S" far Mr Flower, of New York, is the only D.-mojiat in Congress who seems to take in the situation. Why in the name of all that U trustworthy an noble in ths good old party of C7 ft I the people, do not the Democrats lo" iv-eiiflit widows worth over 40.000 each, but whether $40,000 is a temp tation lo marry a Cincinnati widow is another thing. Ex. The complaint is general in this section that the wheat and. oats pros pect is at present unpromising. Fa vorable weatiier, however, wouia it. Leaks ville Ga- .1 i k RIBBONS, 'a drop the Tariff debate, unite on Flow-1 er's resolution, disconcert the mach inations of the Republican leaders. and 6end them home discomfited and demoralized on the 5th of March to meet the frowns of the indisjnant masses. A man named Dave Fraley shot United States deputv collec.or H i. Walker, near Billsville. on Uth. The trouble arose on account of an illic it distiilerv owned bv Fraley 's father. It is estimated that the cotton crops t f North Carolina will be over Itisoainfullv evident to every well 50,000 bales less than last year. I . A A 1 V " - A, I. informed mind that the maioritv in " at qnantuies or couon leii, uii,.e ' I . i I 11 I . I Congress are meditating some trick I , . lo outgeneral the Democracy and de- r " otrrir t.lio 1 ir-aat! cro of t.llft rftORllt. flpi i ... v AnnHior fMirirfaitv in Mnrtin. in tions. They never meant to pass T he persou nf a little girl who has any measurts of relief tor the tax- one eve as black as the raven's HAMBURG- EDG-ING-S. Together with all kinds of WHITE GOODS usually kept in a fisrt-class store. A FULL LINE OF WORSTED DRESS GOODS at prices lower than ever before seen here. Ladies' Hats at less than they can be bought North. C i 0 T H I I C -AND- GENTS' FURNISHINGS AT PRICES THAT DEFY COMPETITION. I have the most attractive stock of Ladies, G-ents, Misses and Children's BOOTS AND SH0 E S doctrines. We are puzzled, if you take Senators Beck, Morgan, Maxey. turers cannot get satisfactory returns Vance and a few others out of oui from tueir investments, let them 6eek mind's eve, to find or locate the Dem nfi,er an,i better investments. If crats in the Senate. In our bovhoud hat maker ami iron digger can't days we were taught and were simple n,ake a living making hats and dig- enough to believe that Tariff wa3 in tended for the necessarv revenues of the Government, and that this was sound Democratic doctrine. But making iing iron, let tnem 20 to corn, cotton and hay. As for ourselves we think the far mer, the laborer, the consumer, have to make it more complete and more been t,e ' hewers of woo I and draw- Democratic some modern ine.., with er8 nf water," and the pack horses of crooked wisdom, thought proper to these lords of creation long enough. qualify that doctrine by adding the But they (the people) will continue adverb 4 only." But in order to make to he slaves until they cease to sup- us still more Democratic, we suppose, port men wiiQ are not pledged to, and or Republican (we are notable to say wiu not carry out the doctrine of a payers this session at all. Their pol icy from the beginning, was to out wit the Democrats by prolonged de bates on intricate questions of polit ical economy in connection with the reduction of the Tariff, and by appar eutly reducing direct taxation to a certain plausible extent in the inter nal revenue system, while retaining all itsobjectiouable features,unreserv edly throw themselves into tie arms of the great monied monopolists and protectionists of the country fand witw the aid of an army of internal peve. nue bummers and thieves control the HATS. BOOTS, SUO.S, CLOTHING. TIN and TABLEWARE, wing, winie tne otner is a periect blue. In our next we propose to izive a list of our natural curiosities. Look out. Times. The self sustaining farm will be the farm of the future, and its owner .vill be the prosperous farmer. When arniers become consumers instead if producers, no power on earth, GrentS Furnish-in0 G"OOdS legislative or otherwise, can prevent Mieir ooinij to the Observer. wall. News and We lrpe the experience of the oast year will teach our farmers the necessity of raising more meat and bread, instead of planting all cotton. Inst so long as the farmers continue o raise all cotton, just so long wiil All Kinds of GROCERIES, &c, &c, &c. always on hand. elections of 1884. ll.MtHif.rat. rniiv flatter themselves 'heV Vinue to To deeper . lebt. To is not Sunny Home. il.Ai. slirii-t....i-11-i.j-t 4 linen 1 ' III Jit iiicj uau uisauauc iiiciic schemes and well laid plans of their astute opponents in the next Con gress by the splendid worki ig ma Be sure to cll and see us. in do what we say. Jan. 11, 19 3m. We will wnicu,; suiu umu inn lor Kevenne without any !joritv tuey call widl i . ,mt tlley loose man, iwuiuiatci qnaiiDcations or aaveroiai pnr-ses. ight ot-tbe Iuaiiy ditBculties which tnc worm, mrou-n a, uejiucram; attached thereto except a discrimina nominee for President, a new Demo cratic theory of the Tariff. An ad verbial phrase was added thereto making it a Tariff for revenue only, "with inchtenial protection." If that be the doctrine ot ueu 01- racv, and as advocated by Bayard lion always in favor of the necessa ries of life. DEMOCRATS STILL BLUNDERING. The Democrats in the present ses sion of Congress are either recklessly McPherson. Davis and a host oi or lgnorantly throwing away a goiu- other so called Democratic leaders, en opportunity we renounce our Democracy and turn They are deliberately, it would seem, our back upon it now, henceforth committing political suicide by fool- and forever. ishly frittering away public time and We have watched the debates on patience, wrangling with the Repub the Tariff in Congress verv closely, licans on complicated Tariff issues and candor compels us to say that we have come to the deliberate con clusion, that but few of our puplic men, in whom we have trusted, ar which the latter do not, nor newr in tended to pass. They do not seem to be endowed with sufficient penetration and States actuated by the great fundamental man ship to pierce th hollow pretenses principles of even-handed justice to of the Republican leaders in either all men, the bed-rock upon which we House by fortifying themselves thought the Democracy of this conn- against the rapidly developing denoue try was founded.- Our party would ment that they the Republicans be stronger to-day if all who hold are. and have been all winter decoy to HnrailtftHnfrM riBa of Gov. I ing them into a trap on tLe Tariff Prof, Willonghby Read visited Li brary Hall in Wilmington on last fuesdav night. This noted humorist xnd pathetic reader has led every oodv to expect rare entertainments y him, and he never disappoints Ins mdience. It gives us genuine pleasure to jublish the tact that Mr. llios. It,. r.nd of the Grvprntnfiiit. from Mip Longest of this place has been ap I . ......J i II. n,lnlnUin n V . a f , . ... i . . I OOlllttrtl ti LUi " auciauiy au " c.n President, with Ins vetoing power ', . " A ro'i 1 I iJoint. iMihtarv Acanemv bv txen 1 dov,n to the smallest Republican f oins n3 t-..w im mi..is! I - v v-t.. . - -" ' - mountebank on the Jjl.oor of Congress, ul in his primary examinaMon and Therefore it is absolute! v can, and will be inevitably thrust in their way by a watchful, unscrupu lous and intelligent ol-.garchv in con- TIIE MOST COMPLETE STABLES EAST OF THE W. & W. R. R. of reputable make, among which can be found the C ELEBRA TEE ZEIGLER BROS. HAND MADE GOODS which have no superior and can be had only of M. HOFFMAN. Leader of Low Prices. TAYLOR, ELLIOTT & WAITERS, WHOLES ALEDEALERS IN HARDWARE, GUNS CUTLERY, & C. COR. MAIN STREET & MARKET SQ'R., NORFOLK, VA. AGENTS FOR HOWE'S SCALES ' W. F. ALLEN. J. T. BO RUM. W F ALLEN t CO., WHOLESALE GROCERS, 99 Water St. & 18, 22, 26 & 30 Rothery's Lane NORFOLK, VA. PP FLOUR AND MEAL A SPECIALTY igLEFS&EEDSvJ L.I. PLANTS, for ALX CROPS for ALtli CL.I All fre tefitca; oniy iiih uebi rai oul IATEH of culture in ard PnTm Seel JIanunl ; Hihtory and beet methods :ure rf GrtliiK. Kcct Croiw, Gratses, Fodder Crops. Tree V SIBIETS SEEDS Plant'np, etc cnly lOcts. Avm-al Catalogue and Price List cf pjng SEEDS, eeverrl thoiiFand varietieB, FUEL,. HIRAM SIBLEY & CO. Rochester, N.Y. Chicago, III necessary for the Democratic ijarty in Congress- to be wary the remainder of the ses sio and at once place itselt in a prooer and well understood i osition upon the burring questions of the tinios; ready for practical aud effe. live work at the nest. , To do this, there is no more sensi bW and suiiiiestive line of pohev for ve have no donbt of his succeeding in uassinz at West Point. There ire none worthier or better fitted chan he in every respect. Alamance Gleaner. HORSES and MULES alwavs on hand. and warranted as represented. 1. 1KEEP A FIRST-CLASS RESTAC rant at my old stand on Main St , near uie Brick Mill. Lodgips can aio behac. Meals at all hours. The best the market Also all styles of Top and Open B U G G I E S , k !:i to a lopt than lo drop the Tariff affords will be given you served up as , , . wnrvv '. cr4VT , ,lrl .ite. concentrate on t he Flowers' well as in anyshnlar house in orth madeby A. WRENN & SON, for sale, hil, or resolution, aad press it home 1 .mi the Republicans in both Houses. This bill, or resolution of Mr. F'.o.ver, is nothing more nor less than the repeal 'of the interoal reve Sue system, as xecomueuded by the Carolina, and at as reasonable rates Boef. Fish, Oysters, &c, always on aanu at tue lowest ngures. Meals may also be had at all hours at my other -taml, first door South of K. Alsbrook's. I cordially invite and ask the patronage if tho niAlli Will crii-irantftft Siati("up Hon. - JACUii V. UlLiL. If vou want- to save money and be pleased, call to see me before purchas ing. J. B. HOOKER, Jan. 11,19 tf. . Uauiiltoo, C. J. C. Williams. Established 1872. Boa Fnrnitiire Co., w O t "3 o o I 3 o e. 3 S o 03 Wfi -T! FURNITURE, LOUNGE. CIIAIHS. MATTRESSES BEDDING. CARPETING and UPHOLSTERING GOODS OF ALL KlXn5. A Hlfjplilfll! 1 PROCURED a. patent the 9th Jan., for my Machine to measure Cotton Bagging and Carpeting, which the owners of gins, and retail merchants need to save labor and do away with the trouble of rolling the bagging off on the muddy streets, and the carpets on the dirty tloor. With this machine you can measure 100 yards within five minutes' time. A boy seven vears old can execute the work easily. From the present prospect, mil lions will be sold South. Offers liave been made for the patent right, and to give enterprising men an op portunity to purchase, I will leave the sale open for other bidders 9.) uays. 100 or more testiminials can be given that the measuring is done accurately. For particulars, ad lress J. C. WILLIAMS. Feb. 22, 1883. 2G 6m. CO FINS. This Department is first-c'as-s in every respect. We keep on hand all s'zes cf Metalic. in Bronze or Kosewcod finish. Also Folid Walnut. A fulllim of cheap er painted. ' feb 22, 23 tf - ; ScoCabd Necl , K. G. . . ... - mm flSUSKFCLARTlCLEMi f V. f ren 4 to tne w. r