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V v "V. 1 ; 'S"jlc "v r1 IIOVEIIBEE 29, XOOiJ. 4 SET PBG 3BE3 SVC I3TJ METHOD IN THEIR SLQtIC04 House claim, and Barbee & Smithil reuiremhayobee.n jmaae.aa ja PROGBErefARTO fusion .were tha -only ones who 'were thus boond&Xjfi:-? ; We do not bowever write thia as a criticismxrf the Executive Committee.; They decided upon fusion only whsnr the nra bad ibesn forced upon, the, Agents,- toe inierence asss-- .. : & "That the SSnate Oommittesay what they think la tVJael and proper amount p&id too attorney for his worfe mhe0olletfH8a4f the claim; tubtract that amount from the amount actuallyj naid. and let thfTOhureh collect that I difference bS tfi the - deaTri of "tha Senate ;:witt b accomplished.1 ? ii Arhie Ravea left Mn Grant Snipes, Of Hahola,fHertfosd Co., his home, citl the 6th ofSeptemberl898ftCSe is 13 years old and walks a kittle pair toedJl i I I I 1 Auv oni Knowing ma wnereaoouia wii Muiste ne muancsqr eernocrauo confer a great favor fjby informing liijfpartiyt;, Vet at late State meeting m- e J UOne frti.i is, let it alone) Df couree it could exists And thenwhatbecomea of v boasted favingstThey, will evaporate. Having saved its thousln? in your pockets Jt ia worthy of be5t .support.This is your AgeW and Bra Parker only too happr rvejypu at ajayme. ' " Now let us give the picture anothl r?ilor, AUianc & many A fewyears ago it was decided to jnto,.tB. nianuf acture of ahoea. T0 tS CTdA'PJanVhaabeen bought and jtoime lay idle.;;Then an attemrJ RTOU n IP. near MaUure that L exectiye oommittee decided to ehuVii - An iS RtJNKINO TO DAY, . ... ' pandlam informed isimaking a profii Of one thing I am aessured it is doin, epmes beautiful work and under th! superfntendency ofilrp. S. stone who is an Alliancemant a farmer, but who'bring8 with him twenty yeartf a8 a shoe, manufacturer. If it gets the support it deserves at the hands of the farmerp, it will succeed, and gjve them a sound, up to date snoe. . I wish all the farmers could take a look in the factory; I feel they would.beencour. aged.' ... . n - "X ;; And then the Alliance owns hen some beautiful property. This prop, erty. is theirs. And now, brethren wth all this interest, let me 'ask you U ilwise to turn your backs on your own organization, sacrifice your own property, and lose all the benefits to the farmers of our State! Would any organization of manufacturers, bankers or others abandon their own ieter-est? Oh, no. These men know their interest and who blames them for protecting that . interest t Q iit abusing other people for looking out for themselves, but learn from them the great truth, that in union there is strength, When the farmers learn this lesson, a new face will be put on our conditions; instead of cowering before a few, you will dictate your terms. That farmer is certainly not posted who fails to Bee the ble88ings that has already been conferred by the Business Agency a one. With these views of the work before us, let us ask ourselves the question what of the future? Does any bow of promise span the horizon of the farmer? The answer depends on your own action, not that of your neighbor, but upon yoUfoum individual per UPON WHAT YOU DO. If you decide to surrender your interest and other farmers do the same, yon may be sure that agriculture will con tinue in its present poor estate. The present financial process, the present trend byv corporate greed to combination and trust will, if not checked, confiscate our lands and drive our children into a system of tenantry that will blot out every spark of patriotism, destroy their liberty and ultimately debase and degrade the whole nation. It has been said that history repeats itself. Other nations as powerful as ours have trav eled the same road and reached tne same destination. It is but a rehash of the doctrines of cause and effect. These evils the Alliance has pointed out; it has long ago hoisted the sign of warning, and for thus teaching doctrines of the sovereignty of the pe pie, like all other reforms and reforn agencies it has had to breast the stormi of calumny and abuse. And now with the , past behind us; a future by nc means bright before us : a con flic t for liberty to maintain ; a country to bf delivered from the grasp of the plat cratio satrap; without apology to any one ; let us fix our ey es sternly on th future, close up our ranks and mar boldly to thai charge. L9t us buck on; our armor anew and go forth t conquer. The whole work of the O der has been changed; NEW BEAUTIES HAVE BEEN ADDED to our ritualistic work, a beautiful anQ attractive regalia has been suggested for our adODtion. With all these ad j vantages already gained, n:ay we no. hope, with hope born of effort, that th termers of North Carolina will adjosy their differences on partisan lines m rally around their own standard t I To the true and tried those wtj have so nobly stood by the Alliancj through weal and woe let me ufi you uo nos necome aiscouragea. is a common cause, 1 - " - : . . A CAUSE OF HUMANITY. JUSTICE a v-: FBKEDOM. L)t ris firo forward until we shall hav planted our standard bn the rampaf of the enemy, ighd then as we gf 3 j our flag as "proudly floats to it, breeze, guarded by the eternal vitfj ance of the yeomanry of our lana emblazened upon its snowy foldsj motto of equal rights to aU, epe&f privileges to nbne," we shall sing n whUe we feel assured ' that our is bversbJWowed only by the Stars' Htnneas tne emoiem ot Aue erty. 80M ff Bespectfully, Alt the big and little' railroad orgam are as silent as the tomb as to Su tendent ' tlebane'a recommendation that the gross earninggv of railroads in North Cina be taxed r the benefit of our pubI8chools ."Word has gonet down ttlitie . bjecti mus not be dcussed ; that tiie matter must not be agitated. A The .railroad attor neys hopofp smn$be& so that thd legislature will not beiprced to go on record irtWtters I Anleearged thai thd pmocratio campa fond waa very matefiaUycireaEbibutiong by the great raUroa'd corbr4iwna and that DemccratiQ. members orto.legis lature wiil: therefore oppose t)fo tax for the benefit of the neglected chui dren of .the State. This is also (riven Democratie pressiMi the subject. .e no w . nothing to establish ,th4 trutyof the charge except the grve yard stillness of e usually loquacious Damocratic edittpr whenever, thia im portent matte . W mentioned.. So speas: out, bretbxeri, those of you who do. not weara railroad collar. ,.Thi adqption of the recommendation woul mean much to the, echool schildren p. th State and, the matter should theri fore be thoroughly discussed. THE LEGISLATURE. OurfsLbf members of th egislfi)- ture published nuvi-u uai in some particulars incorrect. The efficiarre-turns show that in the Senate there will be c : j Democrats '. .40 j Fusionists.. :. .'. ..... ... In the House there will be :10 Democrats . ... . .:. ..94 Fusionists . .'. . . : . .26 METHODIST CONFERENCE.'' The Western North Carolina M. tt. Conference met in Winston last week, Bishop Fitzgerald presiding. - J The reoort on education, which was adopted, indicates that all the church gchbols are in a prosperous conditioD. xhe board recommended an appro- priation of $5,300 to be divided as fol lows: Trinity, $3,900; Weaverville, $1,500; Trinity High School, $600; general upbuilding of education, $300. s ' Mr; Duke changed his $100 000 gift to Trinity from American Tobacco Com: pany stock to cash. ? The folio wing is the full text of t the resolution adopted by the Conference with reference to their organ, the Christian Advocate: VWe recommend the continuance and support of the North Carolina Advocate a 9 tho organ of the Western North Carolina Conference, and reo ommend the appointment of Rev. L. W. Crawford to the editorship of the same. ' "Rssolyed 2. That we recommend the election, by ballot, of a commia sion of two ministers and two laymen to meet a like commission which we request the North Carolina Conference to appoint to confer with Dir. L. W; Crawford, and other stockholders, and to have, if possible, the ownershship of the North Carolina Advocate trans ferred to the two North Carolina Con- ierences ana u inis arrangement can be effected that this j Dint commission be authorized to elect an editor for the present conference year, and to pro vide for the business management of the Advocate for the ensuing Confer ence year." v-;-: Concord was decided upon as the place for holdmg the next session Of the Conference i tiLuo obabiaauui oourebary, rv. so., xay I lor, made his report, which furnished I the following interesting information: I Ndmber of local -preachers, 197; num I ber of members, 70,632; number of in I fants biptiz3d, 1,709; number of adults baptized, 1.566; number of Ep worth Leagues, 96 ; number of Ep worth ijagus memoera, owl; numoer bun day-schools, 693; number of Sunday school teachers, 4.767; number of Sun I day-school scnolars, 47,330 ; amount I collected Conference claim3, $4 218.75 ; I amount collected for church extension, I $1,884 44; amcuntiiollected for foreign missions, $9 159 amount collected I for dcm9stic missions, $5,195.25; I amount collected for American Bible I Society,. $338 45; amount , contributed I to presiding elders salaries, $10,769 43 ; I amount contributed to pastors' salaries, ($77,879 63; amount contributed to I bishops' salaries. $1 273 69 ; number bf I congregations, 798; number of pastorial I cnarges,i7i; number or parsonages, lzi; value; $141,501 80; nubar of district parsonages, 5; valuer $6 900 . i The following 1 resolution was Resolved. That it is the sense of this Conference that all of (.our . preachers and laymen should prudently discourage the 'Use of tobacco in all forms among 'our young people, especially. ; 2. That we encourage the enforce ment of our State statute against the sale of the cigarette to minors. Beffardin th hmnn. t regarding the famous Publishing mempersnipi : y T: j ir And as an: evidenceAOf thi pur, orc3 en business ARent, wno enjoys... i Iihb mQiXR-JT jUIftfgpdBFtPR ye nicr'? this aiffmorat. cf weg, position bFLPoDUllta. fO ifnnuliauL No nnpstion Imorp )rertnan mtojois religioua beliefs T same ia &uQm W&S'ttii$;,ii the Buines3 Anpyrf uxidiJj. Gratiam. Thia gentlan has never Nowooes it stand to reason that if e lines had been drawn, as has been cnarea; jHat J IufetsotM IKaye given the best placea to Iembcrata or BepublicansJ especially when they had men of their political faith that would oave kiuuiy tttKea taemi x uik-uuh. So much for this unfair charge a charge made only to break our ranks and weaken our power. There is still 0'wouw'. charge, to-wit r ine reports in tnia office to date show that the DI MOORATIO COUNTY OF ROWAN is the banner Alliance county of the State. (Chatham has filled this posi; tion until recently) . Then take Samp son, one of the strongholds of the Popnlist party, and at the same time one of the weakest in Alliance work. Can anyone view these facts and truth fully charge the Alliance with partis anship? We point with pride to the fact that we still have an organization that all farmers ought to belong to. While this is true we would pay a just tribute to those f members who "have stood by their Alliance through its dark hours, and by their sacrifices j . .-. .... .-- 1 have and are keeping the Alliance alive and we bdlieve that at least 90 per cent. of these are Populists. But they have ehown no disposition to make party preference. " , ; fr:: - Thus while we behold these condi tions, we have at the same time the pleasure of seeing our demands forced to the front until we find them or the issues that are dividing the great po litical partiea of to day. They contain so much truth ;" they are so laden - with justice; they are so filled with the very essence of pure Democracy, that they will not down until the very life of the Republic has ceased. 'But there are atill other reasons why the Alliance has- weakenedreasons that cannot be charged up to partisan ship. And this is because of , DESERTION BY THOSE WHOM IT HAS MADE PROMINENT. One of the greatest misfortunes the Alliance has met with is right on this on this line. That it has made Qover- nors. Congressmen, legislators, county omcers from cierK or court to con stable, no one will deny. And yet it is only too true that men who have been thus honored, thus preferred, have neglected their duties as'Alliancemen. Nor is this confined to' any party. There are men who have in the past, and who are now filling places of trust and profit, who but for the Alliance would not be known beyond their to wnship limits, and yet as fast as these men have been1 preferred the Alliance has lost them, or so nearly so that those who have stood fast have become the exceptions, not the rule. These facts, discouraging as they are, "are nevertheless facts. And again I repeat that this action is not confined to Democrats, but applies to Populists as well, and strange as it may seem, does not apply to those who have been dia appointed in their aspirations and thereby have become soreheaded, but to the other class who have enjoyed the honors aa stated. Having taken a retroepective view of the political side, let ua turn the pic ture around and see whether or not the Alliance has done anything to merit the approval of the farmer. Let us look at it from a business standpoint : wtnle in tne zenith of its power, it concluded to enter the commercial arena. To thia end it gathered together a special fund known as the Business I Agency fund . For many years past I the Agency has stood guard over finan I ciaj! interests of the farmer of North Carolina. How much in dollars and cents it has saved them in prices no one can compute. To day the farmer that' patronizes this Agency in the purchase 61 such goods aa they handle, saves himself dollars. This is not only true of the AUiancemen, but of all farmers whose liberties; are not mort a .j ..." gaged to time men. I know a farmer. a member of the Aluanoe.7who within I a month's timehai laved over two dol- I lars on a small order for oceries lee I than fifteen dollars in amount. What I he did others can and are doing.' And I if a small per cent; can be caved on I goods sold a? close as groceries: what can and what has been saved on other goods!1 But; youe; l ean get goods as cheap at home. This may inaome I instances be true, and you may and do In. . 1 uat w TUAriK. tub ALLIANCfl FOB IT wheaerer it 13 true. If othera treat at: Proprietor. ... Editor CLARENCE H. POH. . Alio. Editor. ft W.DENUAniC Business ITg-r. t - '. "4- 4 ? QUBSOBIPTION ? Six MontM. ............ au 1 n6opt osi ft trt tc any on Mndtatt oluo Ni R. P. .n, T. j Editorial iioTBa. J JxnriOrin IJaruilIia Vlorvuucf Church. South, meets at Elisabeth Citv next x Wednesday, isisnop mm rerald; will preside. : vr , f ,h In the Tenth J udicial district thet Tote for Solicitor stands as . follows:' dpainhour, 1 390 ; Harshaw 1 4iOr! tnaking Harehaw's majority 20; Close call, Ur. Harsha w. . , , ' It fa' said that the Western Union 'bad -just" reported earnings for the year Ot about 50 peY centT on capital ac: tually inested, besides interest on $100,-' 000,000-0 per cent of which is waterj And yet the poor; company could not eflord to pay one cent tax on mesj ' cages I ; --r1'. -- We were a little surprised to find a few dys ago in Harper's Weekly, a leading Bepubicanj pgan, the folio wr ing faiif. and truif aljpagraph ; Mlt la no me righi:t!apint a distaste ful negro as postmaster in the South than it fright to appointa distasteful white r4an?: to be .pctinaster in the Nortli." V A "simple rhr this. yet it haA taken 39 years administra iion of National aff aira to convicne tqs Bepublican part thatOt is truth and thQt it would be. infinitely b9tter even for ' tfje negroes land thRspublican party to recognise it aa suchi ' . i Nothing can do more io lesson one!s interest in the welfare bf his country hia anniMi-Atinn of thfl riffhta of a citizen than the feeling that his State has an election law by which the voice of the people may be stifled and his vote counted for the party which he op poses. The writer has a private letter I from Alabama which confirms this view. We quote: No excitement whatever ia displayed over the election here. The negroes hardly know when the election comes, and not more than half of ihe white men in this county ' wiaiA onir affonfinn t.rt t.hft a1 OrtHrtn. Thfl r Democrats say they can't be -counted out anyway." FOR YOU, ESPECIALLY. . - ' . -' ' There is not even a shadow of founda tion for the charge that The Progrks geve Farmer is to suspend, reduce in eizs, use plate matter or anything of the kind. It will continue to give 50 per cent, more actual noma print mat ter for $1 than any other North Caro lina paper. It will be our aim to make it in future as many, we are proud to eay, declare it now is the best, cleanest and cheapest pspsr in the State. : The Progressive Farmer has never a day in its existence been supported by a campaign fund or by contribu - tions from politicians, and we trust it will never be thus supported. But in order that we may in future give ' for $1 (aa we now do) more reading matter per' year than we gave per year when the subscription price was $2, it is essential that all subscribers nenew promptly. - Hence, we hope that those of our subscribers whose subscriptons have will nromntlv renew and here after send in renewals immediately upon expiration of subscription. Kindly at tend to .this, gentlemen, and do not force us to call your attention to the matter again. A nice way to pay your own subscription and at the same time make othfir families hannv b v the weeklv visits of The Progressive Farmer is this: Send us $5 in new subscriptions and we will renew your subscription for one year. In 6 urns lees tbank$5 we will move up date on your label two months for each $1 in new subscriptions. Now, let 'ercome. , THE CAUSE OF THE LANDSLIDE. Why was the Fusion ticket defeated in the late electient Well, there were many reasons. With the possible exception of the re peal of the charters of Wilmington, Greenville, and ew Berne, (against which, by the way, The Progressive Farmer protested from the beginning) the chief one, we think, was this: The tuymwn ovaijgnenwon auvnorizu fusion with no party that failed to en dorse certain principles In spite of this restriction, the Executive Com 'mittee made' arrangements for an un conditional fusion with, the . Republi cans. Thousands of Populists held that as they did not authorize such fusion they were not in duty bound to support the ticket-that the Executive Oommittee as the ones who authorized I i people fcah&iisaiei Under wictt cia annihilations! the- 'party As , Bro. Iloyesays elsawfiera in this issuer the negro racket would haro worked tes; wcU againat a third party aa agajnit a-Fosioniat.?' r 6iiU itmttst bekadmittsd did not vote the Fusion tioket,4atend ing thereby to rebuke what they son- eidered the committee's . usurpation: df tviBt. tmu w:wu; w mo . , awm; fusion been successful, few-r-perhapa no one would:, have criticuod the Com mittee because of this action. SHALL WE HAVE AN INSURANCE COMMISSIONER? Lenoir Topic, (Dam.) : "It is claimed that the Secretary of State's office in this State is worth over 16.000. Some of the papers since the election are urging the Legislature to create a new office Insurance Commissioner in order to take away a large amount of the pay which is now drawn bA Dr. Thompson. Is it possible that thef is no better way to adjust this mat Could not the Legislature manage to turn this money into the Treasury and thus let it benefit the whole people! "We trust the next legislature will create no ne v effices. Bather let it abolish some that have been created within recent years. We, have enough nffirtAfl madn innt to furniflh a f aw. in- 1 Vl nflla A Afl wl AAA TUa ff 1 A AMA A party will be repudiated two years hence unless it is true to the whole people instead of the 'pie brigade.' " The Topic is right. The banks, the building and loan association?, the tele ?raph companies, the express com panies, the railroad companies, steam - boats and canal companies pay 8tate taxes, direct to the 8tate Treasurer. There is no commission allowed him for collecting them. The whole amount K068 mto the 8tate Treasury. Why, rnyu ub, you wno are aavo caung. a new cmce to coiieci, ana pocket part of the taxes of tne msur- ance companies, can these taxes not also be paid direct into the . treasury and save the $3 000 or $4,000 of com mHsions to the 8tate! We are not lawyers, but we don't see ho w the legislature can at this time deprive Dr. Thompson of any part of the salary or perquisites of bis office without going back on the Constitu tion; but they can change this law to take effect when hispresent term ex pirea, and we unhesitatingly say it ought to be done. It haa been our in tention for several months to call the attention ot the legislature to this matter. ' FALSEHOODS X POSED. The infamous falsehoods regarding I the negro's position and power in North I Carolina, circulated during the recent I campaign, will go on and on and do our State almost irreparable d amage before slow-going truth overtakes them. It makes us sick at heart to see in papers in other States the slan ders upon our State's good name, and sicker at heart to think that in most instances these slanders were inspired by degenerate North Carolinians. For instance, a Munchausen writing from Raleigh tells the Atlanta Journal that eight tenths of the county officers in Eastern Carolina are negroes. He wiU nave a hard task proving that one- uu ui. iuoui ma uciuca. iu up plies also to Collier's Weekly, which said last week that "most of the minor magistrates and official guardians of peace and order have been blacks.1 And here's the St. Louis Democrat and Journal, which declares that 'cn Tnur8da No7- 10 tn the entire city KuDiuuiDu ui vvuuiiugbuu,. aj., composed exclusively of colored men, was forced to resign." The facts are: avery man . irom Mayor to uniet ot Police, save one, was white, and of the 6A policemen, 2 L were white. We may be mistaken, but we very much fear tnat the originators of these glanders wui not give us better btate govern ment than we now have. . . Since writing the above We have an other paper which haa been crazad by the "nigger domination" howlers This time it is a religious papdr the New York Observer v. . 1 - y Raferripg, to North Carolina, it says: "Tne white minority has, by armed force re jactei theheoryqf me j jrity rule and universal suffrage, the basis of renUblicahf institutions, and set un government by minority." If the Observer had taken the pains to look at the 1890 census reports, it would have found that in North Carolina there were- wegroes. . . . ....... ..... . ... .. 562.665 Whites ...... ... ... .1,055,402 rotn thia a correct idea of the nrc- 1 portion ot whites to colored voters may I be formed. I w:t:KeiiyrMt: 91 The Alabama House of Bepresenta tives last wk read a4 ratified resolution appropriating $500 ta buy' a a word for Lieutenauji Hobsonf Merri mac-fame.' The .Senate ia, expected to uuuuur iu jMuo xswiuuuu. . rg, . j AN ADPflESSO JHB FAR LIE RS OF NORTH CAROLINA. The Time for Action : Has Come The Destiny of the Farmer in Hi! -Own Hands What Win Be Do? Correspondence of The Progressive Farmer. The battle of the giants - has'been f oUght and the smoke4 is .clearing away, The tistot ' casual tiea has1; been -pub lilHed, and now all seems quite and serene, except the shouts of the victors 'that occasionally burst upon the air. The people are resuming their peace ful avocations. And now after all the turmoil and strife which usually sub sides after an election, woul 1 it not be a proper time for' the farmers of our State to - LAY A8IDE THEIR PREJUDICES - and look squarely into the' future that they may ascertain, if possible, how much they are bettered and what course tney ought to pursue in order that they may have that measure of prosperity to which they are so fully entitled t , ;' . The necessity of organization among them has been so often discussed and so clearly proven that it would be threshing old stray to attempt it in this article ; hence I shall only say that as we look around at the different avocations of men we find that the most prosp srous are those who are organized, and who by the power that or ganization alone can give, are growing in wealth and influence J ; THE FARMER ALONE HAS FAILED - to pool hia interest with his brother farmer. Consequently he still suffers, and though he creates the vast wealth of the country, does not retain enough of this wealth (the production of his own toil) to make mm comfortable, much less independent. These facts having been placed before the farmers of the State a few years, ago, they united themselves manfully together in the Farmers' Alliance, and for some time they made a gallant fight and in that struggle gave the world an object lesson that taught a lesson that the far mer never ought to have forgotten the power of organization. And had they persisted in their union and efforts, any political party would have been compelled to have given them their demands. Uafortunately the apple of discord was thrown; into the ranks, and as this discord grew, instead of re maining in the Order and settling their differences, many left it. The conse quence is .that without their aid ' and advice, so much needed, the Order has and is still suffering. And it may not be improper just here to look back and see what waa done, and if what was or has been done has been beneficial; to the farmers or is . . . . - . ... likely to be to their interest. First we will look at the matter from a political standpoint. By organization the farm ers began to study the cause of their depressed condition and in their meet ings to discuss these matters, this led up to much reading and they jere not long in deciding that the cause was in legislation, that while the' manufac turer was protected behindP the ram pants of the tariff, the banker was safe under bomb proofs built for him by legislative', power;' the" farmer alone had no help. The same government that he is making rich was a partial parent, feasting and fattening those of ita children who live in luxury and who do not create wealth, while that one ! upon whom it ia dependent for even the food it need8, did not have any legislation at all in his interest.- . Hence the Alliance brought forward its demands. ; Upon the Becessity of these demands, or upon their justice, THERE HAS NEVES BEEN ANY DISAGREE- . . ' MSNT. The rock'upbn which we struck was as to the manner of getting these wheher in a new party or in the old ones. Those who. remained in ihe Democratic party ai a rule left us a mistake that has been clearly proven. Then came the charge ttiat the Alliance had gone into poUtics: Was this charge true! -;' That much has been said that was unpleas ant by both Democrats and Populist that was nnnoMmtiw a .vwwwwmj, M wu uuo, But that any other than constitutional I I I I I i I I I t XT. RHooTis. Bec'yTreas, N. O. F. a . .V ( A

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