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SAIISBUET.1! IT. 1C ; HASCH 20. 1879.
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f you'ii- ritflit f lien. t Miiead..'
;eboiMetl Utter than ) knew.n
: voifrd l icit ; hr come us hmr
L riklj't Jii Mortal "inau way ter ;
ngeU tliemi'cIvfHcaii io no more."
i,i.h 'vour tin"" if .v tniM,
l..r iiito(ailHi win .in?- in in .
1 did intsif
j a,, lias tusuiy H : prouder one.
VI iscon f aed- wrk wa,v .
are not linilcTecl in n rt.i.v
lnti rlomb en W-;i
i you far Htnl wide,
the other side
F 2 1 ...i'i-1- fur tit Imi1i
hrt-vii r' r.
rrn tliU will vary ; .lue e, men,
Untacy in dwelith ineiu : y
iiliapHtiiefform may 1y if force
Ljila littl; cliantt of cohjmj
It vH'ljl wi l c;ui',.nd when you can,
Lirt ytuirl'imipti-jiiglit ou," again.
A NICE LITTLE GAME.
Flak lV -
jiff! right Dolly
Ha sat before the? globing grate,
i feet on ofie aimer if the mantel,
chair ti;d back. His young
larked At hini land her pretty
ickfeye, vfhieli only ajninute be-
had been with tears, emitted
a ; u
Irks of fird Her rosy" .mouth closed
j a linn expression a ml-her dain-
fxit cameTdown upon the rug in :t
H M-:...'t tWnl if P slm ssihl im.Tpr
thieath l j1! can't -'twill kill ine ! r
-Mb him i-liii-. irlit. nfW niirlit.
frl divi.l.Hliiiiiiiii.r Itoth Mini .
I niust save
J'hetVslie ht and icditatvd. Thcv-
,1 ueeu nirneu a lit tie over .two
rsl ahd tGe bahv iu
llc wa afthriviug Imiv.
thanj Dolly the wild
rid held -hut
for one thing
hli;i(l wiishl drink.
I U.. .i.. n!:u.t i,;s
.XV 1.41. IMH
-.- 1 . -- 1
, iHitolttu ''camel
hoii e iu the -stnall
)iJv trieil ever'tiiin"r tenrs, en-
ituy, : ' pefsuasions but ' lie . only
lulled her !oO r
Whete'.ithe hnrm, Dolly? jCau't j
Lllovv he ijicrry now and then; with
i . ... Ii -- - ;
j)i(t Dolly saw the awful evil grow-
u'jMiii hhn, and knew what the
n 1 wouhl lie., S
;! r eyes tilled witji
ic shuddered, and
tears but the min-
after ahev .flashed fire.i and she
eu. - I i . ' .. I
"nil i '-' f- 1 ! . ' i- o
- - i. . - . t
ni J 'j:y r
irv ik; riii k:iki in nrrsoii ir
a tiO'-lirood. it can t do much
erJiusband roused up, ami open
is eyes with an Imbecile stare.
'AH right' Dolly.' '
'Frank1, you .believe that a wife
Dllld follow in hnr liiKK'HiiPil f.u.f-
ri don't lyou V 1
jTo be stirej You're a sensible
iminDofiy.: ''''"'. ...
AJiu yu re a sensible man, Frank.
iat s right for you to do i slight for
i. isn't ?' r
t I ... ; i
i rIFecisc; pol!yj just so, exactly.
P re a wise woman, vou are
I picrywil, Frank, if yougo
1 velii juorel'ai nights, I'm
I -ti :- i. l 4 ' I I! ' - i
I HF.1iusband looked up, half sobcr-
Ivt.?.:! , 'i.
I fPs vouy,' ne
ou'lj do no ijuch- thing.'
''ll tliat I will, Frairk !'
ie "answered resolutely ; I love you
Uvliatyou do I shall do 1 too? If
jaejfitl.o ruin! yourself, soul and
Hfo'atol ,slume your son, 1 shall
jllqvt youfexample. 1 care tor noth-
cannot snare, as vou
jlUs cheek paled and his lips quiv
M cr fvords touched him to .the
t . i - - ; s . ;., . , , , : , .,
lcf' )H satl silent , for a minute,
cahe goup and said : :
j'Nonsen, Dolly. Come to bed.
Se IblldAvetl him obediently, and
luig mqrc was said on the sub-
Pt For three or four nights Frank
me homft punctually ; then his bid
is supper all waiting,
jdjlus simpers and Mrt-ssiriir-zown
c the fire, but he did not come.
I'mi uii lift rujs. j
'Sit by , baby's crib, -jNIary, ami
wlien Mr. Mavfair comes i tell liitn X
have gone to the Keindecr. ! Ask
questions, ami tak gool care of baby
ami you shall have- a dollar extra",
this immthi' ! I
'Very M-elly ma'am with womler-
Twelve o'clock, one, ami th n
young husband le
his latch-key,' and
the sitting rootn. .
himself In' with
came reeling into
i iiere sot uiu iaiu
Wide the sleeping
rrank Jookeil about .. iiiru a
- . . . , . , .
niixioiody. i -
Ah, Gist asleep, ifinc little fellow,'
he sail, Iwndiug oyer the crib. Mary,
niv girl, where's vour mistress? Gone
to. bed?' - -f-trr ,- r ; rki t
No, sir, shea's gqire to the Ileim
hotel. : : ' ! '1' "y
.He stood and stareil. S , a ,
' What dp you say, girl ?' '
- She went out at 10, sir, "a ml
me tell vou vhen you cauie that slie'd
goie tot he Hindeer k lit !
1 he young liusbaml stitliHl some
tiling like an oath, and sat dMWiijbe-
f ire the hearth. Ilalfani hour went
liy then he started up, and glanced at
'Great flesiyen ! ftis nearly 2 o'clock
and he nut here.
lie seized his hat and rushed from
the house like one mad.
- llv the time he Mas hall way tolthe
.Keiudccr he. was perfectly; sober, j
'Cnuld she have: meant wliat she
said ?7 he asUeiI lnnisclg over ami
I'resentiy a carnage fame down
from the lighted tavern on the hill,
and as it passed hijn a wojmau's voite
rang out, 'singing: the chorus, We
won't go house till! niornihg.' j
It was wife's yott?e. Jle caught at
the horscjs' hVads, .'frantic? 'jvyTth rae
Dolly's pn fyVurly thrtiu1hHikirui
as I he-vehicle sfonlied. j '1.
ns ihe-vehlele sfoiue
. i -
Frank, old fellow hi
you ? Get iu, get in why didn't you
come- up ? Oil, we had a jolly time
hie we did
ouch a dance. Joii t
b!:i:nc von for lEoinir lut, Frank.
Didn't know it was so pleifisaiit hie
X - A IllVilil IJtf Jw ti VI infill,
Yon ilo? he'gasped, leaping into
the scat beside heiiirrasninir her arm.
' 'EverMihrre to do sticli a tjiing ' agaiu,
1 i :ii i ... -..A ..:c. .'e :.. -i
ami von wit. in uo jci uiiuu. i
DoUy latiglHHl uproariously. ? (J. -t :
Nousen.r, Fraiik. Le'me dons
you do, that's fait. Letjgo itiyf'srin,-
you h'urt and you'll break my flask;
'tisprime brandy, Frahk take a
drop.' I j
He caucht it from her hand and
flunjr it oui of the' w indow.
Bali !' Sivi.d Dolly, her checks flush
ed, I wish I'd stayed at the Uerndeer.
Whatmakes you so cniss Frank?'
'Hush Lav no more,! Dollvl he
answered, his teeth set hard. 'I can't
bear it. I -I may do something; I'll
be sorry tor. . - Keep silelut I don't
wah't anv moic crMikel words, j
'lla ui's horn, if I die for it!' cried
Dolly. - V '
Then she clapped her j hands, and
laughed gleefully, breaking olf into
-A inoonliirht night fori a Ramble.'
Frank let his head fall;inlodiands.
r i r
Good . heaven !f he groaned ;Lld
rather , have, died tlian hajve seeu ithis
He got her homo and into her own
room, at last, but ishe was very
...;i.i ... i i itH Mlii.A
maungeaoie, aim K.nisicii in ciuung
up all maifber of capers ;i dancing and
singingjLlier cheeks flushed and Iter
hair streaming jand asking him if
they would not go again-it was such
jolly fun ? .! . 7 j '
His c jwetty, niodest little Dolly !.
Ivonjj afier sJie had fallen into a deep
slcepliusband sat oyer the smoul-
derinlrnrS. with his face hidden in
his hands. J t J "' J A ,
'Dolly he said, when she awoke
late on the following nioruing, Svhat
hapiened last night must never hap
pen again., '
She looked up
eyes. '- -
with her old clear
, ! . -r r-.
Very well, "Frank; tliat is fori you
to say. Just as voti do, so will 1."
1 He was' silent for a mement. ' h ;
'I woulti ratherdie tllan see jwbat
I saw; last night over again hej said
then. . , - -- I
Frank she said, her lips quivcr-
i ng, 'Ivt seen the samesight once or
! twice every week since thp day
Hiarried you, and only God knows
what it cost-ne.' ? ... -; , - ' ! .
He caught her close to his heaving
lnor litth. wife!' he almost 'fcob-
i i i - ' lis
ueti,,"you snail never see sucu a nigu-
nirniii. I islmll Kttrii f h lfdf toUlaV.'
o - i -
' "Tliey both signed , it, and kept it
too. Ten years after,' May field t was a
rich inahPand one. of the most! re-
nowned temnerance leadert of the
day. , ., ,: , -
'Frank said, his pretty wife, one
day, as they watched theire!
playing on the lawn, I did fool you
handsomely that night, Frankit was
all make-believe. I didn't go to the
Iteiudeer that night,, and not a drop
of the hateful stuff had .passed my
lips. Didn't I foil you handsomely,
and cure you in the bargain ?'
! -You little witch !' he cried; but the
instant after his eyes filled Yes,
Dolly he said, drawiug hwcfosejo
his sile, 'ou cured me of a habit that
would have been my ruin.' t
The Yoniuj Merchant
Two country lads came at on carlv
hour in nwrtrf ... t,.wn n,l tirmn.r.
ing their i little stands, sat down To
wait tor customers. One was furnish-
ed with; fi tiils and vegetables of the
lHy's owii -cultivation, and the other
supplied whl, lobsters anJ fish. The
n.:.. kpt hm.rs ,Miwl nhuur and eai-h
lift!,. i.l... uw with ,.U...rn hi
stores sieadilv dec-easing and an equi- a.id publication of this baud bKk. It iterv,ew with a correspondent, Sun
vale.it fii silver shining in his little iS f course, imperfect and incomplete ay last, said he was as yet uncertain
-cup. The last melon lay on
u . 1 1 - t ' I
H iirv'Jttniifl who. i n rpnt i.iinii oiiint
i! ..!.'.;..., 1.;. I. 1 " u
ijj j iit u0 1 144 at ti fvr as c J
,U vo., W for it my boy ?"
"The -melon is the last I have, sir :
I . ' .
and though it looks very fair there is
uu unsound spot iu it," said the boy,
turning it over.
''So there is." said tl
tie man ; i
fiiinL- T ivill mi t.tLrn if
-rl.l.-l !..! :... t.ft lw - fin
t i I
alUlSt-i I niiitiii sill i v ' j J v
ojrei, crMintenunce, "is it busmess-hke
to point out the defects of your fiuit
ivitt..l, I Ivnri.lilL. .. a ....v. I
t, tlw. (ntiiiiiufi: I
..'.' . . . it
it ; hot tor Hmn homer ilislinnpsi "
i ' I
said the boy, modestly.
"You are right, little fellow ; always
remember that principle, and you will
find favor with God and man also. 1
shall remember vour little stand Tn
"Are those lobsters fresh ?" he con
tinued turning to Ben Williams.
fresh this morning; I
caught them myself," was the reply,
and a -purchase being made, the gen-
tleman went away.
Harry, what a fool you were to
how the gentleman that spot iu the
melon. Now you can take it home
- 1 .... - -
for vour paius, or throw it away.
How much wiser is he about those
lobsters .1 caught yesterday ? Sold
them for the same price 1 did the
fresh ones. He would never have
looked ait the melon until lie had iroiie
"Ben. I would not tell a lie. or act
one cither. Ibr twice what I have earn-
edthis morning, besides, 1 shall be
better ofl in the end; for I have gain-
ed a customer, and you have lost one."
A man who, by lying 'aud cheating
tl rives away one customer a day, will
iu a little ( while have very few left,
for they will soon find him out and
leave, liiui. .
' An Illinois Hurricane. St.
Louis, --March' 12. Information has
reached here that a violent wind
storm, amounting almost to a tornado,
passed over the southern portion of
Macaussin county, Illinois, yesterday,
destroying houses aud barnes and
Utah a delusion and a snare, and ask
ing her to exert her influence against
the vast and increasing crime of po-
1 . . 1 .
I time ?
w I ment 01 igricuiiuic w
oriogri, J;?''? m. T?u?"?"?ft"Wm :l I.i lAn rivor the exulorers found
UotWaterUhe first thing in the tion to the practical, literature 01 tuej - .
- . - . . - . f .1 . . . 11 ii.JIbo ooetom nalisade. for about two
f llO Tt i HnVlMil ' Wt-t n1 in mil il 1W 11 " in ' 1 e ii". vu..- ;
uiuiiiiu.. wf ' . . . Mi ti.j , u n lono-th. to consist of vertical I "I
"didn'tl brino- it upland lave it at hands of every reading xamuy. ine m....- .-..0, your reverence, out it is
didntlrn uup a n.:M& neknowledtri pillars, hundreds of feet high, of glis- Wlt tlie u.o0t ? t's tl,e dark nights j
ttieaooriwrnigm, w i 7- . xr Ll.Uot W1W. mottled, or band-' we want it,- . I , f
ry.i , ments to "that , de voteq son 01 popu .Ku.6v.rr j - j - . ,
Hand Boot of the Department Of A?rl
Commissioner Polk, of the Deiart-
,vl !l",c "ao m -m
now irettinjr ihrodrh the press, a
hand ; book of ftorth Carolina,, embrac-
i r"tf!i ,!. TV ' j
lng Iiistoricalrafid - iiliysiosrapliieal 1
sKeicuesoi inqoiaie,, wiiii :suiiintcui
and other information relating, to its
iimusines, resources ano iimcai con conjpilatipn, practical test and obser
dition. :' i j i j : , M.-irri .wl I
- a .WW" "tf'W",' At, .t"
wim me aci creaijng me -LepanmeiH
oi (iieKitiii ever giveu hi me pwtt,tc,
of North Carolina ami results from
that wise iolicv Ion tlie imrt of!..tIii
Legislature, th(j pursuit of which led;
two years ago,! toithe establishment or
our State AgriUiltural Bureau.r This
!departmetit ls been of vast benefit'
tn thn aicnliiinii and .11 other inter-
ests of the 'Staty, and AKr6m its
i '...Ji :Jiti.iLt.L- :. i.-i ?
icjniia auvj J'UM iwhim ifc lias iiupui i ; -
ted informatiUillito our: people, the MCP past'three montlis has de
value of which ino one can approxi- velo,l dysmsia, which catises him
mate, and in a thousand wavs ouickw
ened the industrial and material
' i ; i , ' !; . .
Mirit nf th iJai Ie ofthrwhole StateJ
While the isiuccess and rapid de-m
velonmeiit of the! Asrricultural Ueoart-
ment has bc; unexpected and unpre
cedent, and the; results ot its workings 1
i and satisfactory in
t has done nothing
during the two years of its exri-
mental existence I at all aiiliroachimr
in irenem use 1 ness the nrenarat on
imnany respects. The Commissioner
- w..i..; ...wi iw.L-.inivliltrHi il.U faot
recoi?uize& ami ackuowietisres mis iaci i
Ir ..sarilv and unavoidably so.
V : f
for us irreat as is tlie asnrreirate amount
-f statistical i.ifonnaliou alrea,ly! ob-
iinl n,d on tile i,r the Dcnartment
there is Still Wanting much of detail
inf .rmation td all localities Irom which
such information comes. The Com
missiouer savs :
" l lie tacts and iiiiormaiion set lorui
it. ... i I
l "lese mL'ts.iiavt: inxi. uh ihv , hwi
I'll . . I . I
. . . . I I . I . in r.li Inn t?fi ll nr-iii I
, 11 I I
part obtained through the v
0f puspiritedcitizetis i
c uiai, and has been com pi
... tlx. i.it tlii iti.mllia it ivurL' t
i - i -IJj - i.- i.iv.M
la similar character has ever betore
i i i k ;i . o . . .
beii pub ishedlin our State, and do-
tcclive us it may be, suouiu iins voi-
nine stimulate; jnquiry and investiga-
ton, ami axyakenan interest that
should lead to a higher Watm"
if m. r flumiotor Hfltl ilitriiitv ns a tteo-
nle. and of those bounteous bleminss
wim which a kind Providence has so
graciously faired us as a. State; one
..TtliA ..Im.! j.tiicwt u .it' t ho tviirLc ' t will
l3oid Is of three hun-
dred pages, containing, in part, a his-
W the State, from 1584
to the present! time, presenting the
names of every sovereign body assem -
bled since Mecklenburg Declaration ot
Independence- Executive and State
officers and members '6TCon;rcss since
1663; natives Ut North Carolina who
Hiave become distinguished citizens oi
other States ; distinguished divinesJor volcanic glass, and a road made
and emiuent physicians. An alpha-
(rod descrintion of the
tuountici of the State appears, also a
V- m ' ' J I
nhvsiosrraphicat description of the
Stateby State;Geoiogist Kerr, compre-
bending its situation and extent, its
physical geography, geology and mm-
erals, climate teui)craturc tables, rain ot the lake, inus lorming a oarr.er
and clouds, mean humidity for 1879, 'where it was very desirable that a
winds, comparative climate, torests wagon road should be, as the glass
and soils.. Part third is devoted to barricade sloped for some 300 feet high
our . fri oi" government, taxation, at an angle of 45 to the lake, and its
new debts, ! municipal corporations; glisteu ing surface was therefore im
education, homestead, liens, punish passable, there being neither Indian
ments, charittea and modes of amend- nor game track over it. Tomakethe
ing the constitution, the relations of road, huge fires were made against
ho nntivP i.roducts. fishinir in- the glass to thoroughly heat and cx-
terests, the propagation of food fishes, pand it, and then by dashing cold wa
mii'mml. elevations and a partial list ter.from the lake against the heated
f XVnh nuti'li,, inventions. Part
four contains Ihe public and literary
:....:...: iUf.l.-Kt-tA. tho. miblic
schools, State press, tabulated state
CUllUrai OrKlUIZatlUlia, Jf ' ... a a
capacity of tl.e'citics, towns aud quarter of . m.Ie long wascon.truct
; I.. J .ilw'.-.Huro. beckeemnz.and ed, about m.dway along the slope,
fruits .daptld to our soil..
Tlie Hand Book of the Depart-
I .Tit I tirnt;' !rth I lie
Carolina the venerable urid patriotic
historian Hon. Joliu 11. Wheeler'
and he also consulted tlie histories of
Hawks, Lawson, Williamson,! Martin
and Wheeler, and It u din's Sketches of
North Carolina, and the work may be
relied on as historically authentic,whilc
tbfe'eciinUfioi, statistical, agricultural
aVl(l industrial contributions arc the
results of. patient research, I careful
A Charleston (S. C.) dispatch states
ft t I . r-. f
ine om visio.e.iraceoi sunernsxjenv
"I -r ,,t4" "0m
si,,ce his accident is a slight fncrease
i"lis whiskers. His gen-
era 1,ea,t,, ,s excellent, except that the
change from his former active out-
oWoorlifeto the necessary bonfine-
w .-.;.. o.cvp. A..8 ,,eg mu.
. . i.i j r
,,,lu ,Cdk """' u .rue...-
7 ,ntensc lmf tlieend of the remain-
r" rvt,,v,""' y
hs au opportunity to come off itself,
l,ext month h wiH proUal.ly have to
1 u.r y,i, .... ,9 - j
wuiung ..w ..cairn unncouuw piair
. v.., 1.. ..
p .er ue mngion
1,10 extra session, aiinoiig.il ne wouiu
,f he lbly could and his doctors
!H.lrly important he w,!l go
nynow. in rep.y 10 a qucsuon asio
l i : : .i. r
",s concern.. . g uie acuun oi
e "oiwe in rerusmg to pass t.ie ap-
propriation bills, he replied that he
thought the House was right. He
would favor Congress sitting forever
.1 .ivrs;irv lwtnrA it rnonrlwl im inrh
iiviii lis j ii, i n . lit uiu iiui iiimrv
. . . ' . -I I
.o f m I -I in niil lint r ll t rl L
jjr Haves would have a right to op-
pose the amendments if Congress con-
t nuea 10 urge inem, as sucn acuon
would show that they were the will
oi me people, wn me nincie ques-
tion he expressed the opinion that Mr
Hayes' action was right. Iu the first
p!ace, he did not think Congress had
tho lower to abrogate a portion of a
treaty. He thought that body wrong
I j yielding to the clamor from Cali
A Glass Monntaln and Road.
Mr. P. W. Morris, the Suiierinten
dent of the Yellowstone National
1 Park, on a recent visit to the capital
gave a lecture on some 01 me natural
I t . t . ' 1
curiosities of the region over which he
presides and is engaged in exploring.
Among these may be mentioned as
the most novel a mountain 01 ousutian
from this material.
I . jm v...
Near the foot ot lieaver Lake the
explorers uiscovereu u.is mountain o
glass, which there rises in basalt-like
columns and countless huge masses
many liunoreus 01 leer nigu noni a
nissmg not spm.g r,H.HS .u.gm
Mass suddenly cool the latter, causing
large fragments to break from the
mass, which were afterward broken
- up by sledges and picks, but not with-
' M",tht ?
road ot native glass upon u.e -
lit" ' ','!' ' .'
Ou reaching tlie Grand Canon of
ed obsidian or volcanic glass. J
This obsidian has beeu and is still!
used by the Indmns fimakmg arrow. of the gue -which -devastated
heads and other weapons and tools, Europe rcpeate41y diiilng ' the iiiddi j
and the mountain has formed a vast-- Si anceased its ravages ia' En'roa.?nts
quarry tori the making of such instru-lon1 t behnlagotthepreseal centl?'-'
ments or weapons of a quality and
. ii i
quantity unequaled clsewheie. -
1 he lecturer gave a graphic descnp- i
tion of "Old Faithful," and other gey-
sere of Firehole Basin, and the Lib- ;
erty Cp and other gevser ones, re-1
i - t i " r .i .1
sembling in their grotesque forms the '
monumeiits of an extinct raw HeKlid. q
also exliiblteil a number of specimens ahle to Combat disease than were those "J j
of minerals found in the park, includ-1 oft!,e lfl8t- Sain'tary science-has been !
; develonid. and effective nnarnntinp nri'f -
" 6 , uiuaiitBU, tiituis, I
trifled wood, lava, etc.
Miss Maria L. Eve, a young lady
of Augusta, Georgia, who has recent
ly acquired some literary reputation, '
was awarded the prize of $100 ottered .
in Mobile for a poem expressive of
Southern gratitude to the North for
its munificent liberality last year du
ring the yellow fever epidemic. A
Virginia lady, residing in Mobile,
was the second on the list. It is said
the committee had much difficulty iu
deciding between the two. We pre
sume that Mrs. Preston and Paul
Hayne did not contest, orwe should
ask for the rejected poems,. Miss
Eve's. poem is going the rounds of
the press. I IV. ttr.
The Cincinnati Gozette has taken
the trouble to feel the Democratic
iiisle iu Ohio and Indiana. It ar
rives at the conclusion. that the Demo
crats of Ohio are for Thurman while
those of Indiana arc for Hendricks,
but it is convinced that they will both
accept Tildcn -with alacrity.
FatDonan In Trouble-
The Donna Cunningham Affair.
From the CUarlotte Observer.
Considerable intercut has been excited
iy the lately published statement in re
ference to a difficulty at N oho, Mo., be
tween V. Donan, the well-known beiiU
and journalist, and L. 1'. t'nnniugham, a
lawyer and railroad man, of Aeoalio. 1 be
Observer published the first statement of
the iraitsaclion, subsequently punished
a traveler's version, and annouueed its
purpose to publish Col. Douau s version
as nearly as he could get it. A copy of
the UentonviIIe Arkansas Advance, ot
February 22d, containing this statement
over Col. Donan' signature, has been
placed in onr hands by a geutleman of
this city, who wrote to Col. D. for it.
Col. Doiiau says :
For the-first time is my life. I have
recently experienced what it is, in hor
Iht phrase, to let a scoundrel "get the
drop7' oii me, and, for the first time, have
appealed to the laws of the country for
mires of a personal wrong.
After detailing a numbering of circum
stances which had led to his newspaper
attacks upon Cunuitighain, Col. Douau
gis on to say :
Friday, February 7th, while stopping
at the same hotel with Cunningham, iu
Neosho, 1 received a message from him
asking to see me iu his room. Unarmed
and utterly unsuspecting, I walked into
his room, spoke to him, and carelessly
dropped myself into a chair, partially
turning my back to him as I did so. In a
moment 1 found a cocked revolver at my
bend, with a demand that I sign some
pajK-r mi the table instantly or have my
brains blown out. Standing as the would
be assassin was paitly behind me, one
glauce satisfied me that it would be im-pot-sible
to knock the pistol from hia
hand, and satisfied me that he
meant assassination, for which 1 gave hini
credit for just sufficient courage. Sitting
down, unarmed, with his cocked revolver
to my head in such a posit iou that I could
not iMissiblv reach it, he had "got the drop"
on mecomptetely ; sol simply said : "Cer
tainly, under the circumstances, 1 min
1 would sign almost anything ; anu sign-
ed it without knowing or caring what it
for fiftv thousand dollars, or surrender
wasji.Ht as 1 won. . ,ae s.Si.e "
i.,w ...ml l.illtira tr irriiider-
ed ihv purse to a James Boy or other
hiirhwavnian, uuaer snn.iar circuuisum-
ces. it was my urst eiciicii.
kind and ) aai fire, to admit that there
. . " n a. .
,s a power. P - "
H1I UHIM IUCU lllrtis s mM . 1
u ... . . . ... I . 1. .a 1.1 n fi w lu .wl .IT
at eighteen luchea range, even in tne
liands f the mast cowardly assassin.
Bv reference tuthe jtrfrawcf we see that
the grand jury of NVwton county tho
county iu which Neosho is situaled-de-tiined
ito find uu indictment ag.iiust
Cunuingham. Col. Donan continues :
I I.m1 no idea what it was I signed.
though 1 suppose, and have since heard
that it purported to be some sort f a
tritwlif-lltitltl of Cuniiincham' character.
But i think he aud the company that
employs him will find that no so-called
"vindication," 1 got by the assassin's or
highwayman' art, will vindicate before
the clear-headed, honest, fraud-hating
people or Arkansas the reputation of a
man who has such a record as that from
which I shall now proceed to exhibit a
few sample slugs of villainy."
The colonel then proceeds to unfold
his assailant's alleged record, interlard
ing his story with epithets and things, the
whole coustitnting one of his average
specimens of word-slinging. As the
story of Cunningham's public aid pri
vate character is of no interest tm our leo
ple we. publish only so mnch of this arti
cle as Is personal to Cob Donan himself.
Father : "Good evening. Patsy. I ' a
ue moonlight night." Patsy : ""is,
U.j, . Lr-TV. : ;'
il i""4 ""i08810"" fa on " V
viMunuiy uiu uiiunrcu 3 cars ninij ntien .
Euron ,,h iHraLSlS.
than nofv, It haslbeeu estitnateuT tliatnbt '
lens than 25,000,)00 people criibed. It
ij4eed, a 'common thing In 'former
age l611" communities to bo utterly
w'pcd otit of existence by thi' teirXlai
,,1, . r. J ieir.u
lICBt. Thslf. ritlllil nif hnniun haw I
possible Besides meu are more intelli
j j ' i - - '
gent nof, and better fed,' better housed,
and more ameuable to sanitary regula
tions. Kit of w hich is true : and we sin!
eerily trust that the experience of tlnF
coniing year will demonstrate the present''
THE MENACE TO EUROPE
ini possibility of any widespread epidemic '
of plaS"e "W' MS Earope wttbt' -j
But ijurope mlnst not neglect" to' taket --"'
ncconntSof conditions now prevailing in
WcRter4 and Central Europciudeed,. all
over the Continent specially favorable
to the f development of an irresistible r "-'
scourge, which may diminish the popula
tion of Europe by one-half within the
next five years. "
It must not be forgotten that the facil
ities for rapid communication character
istic of; modem civilization may be a
source ff deadlji ieril in case of a disease
so malignantly infectious as the plague. u
Nations) are most intimately bound to
gether by commerce, and every letter or
bale of goods inay be a means of trnns
inittingliiifection. - Victims of the disease '
may trayerse tlie entire breadth of the
Continent between the time of exposure
and theffull development of the disease.
With ef cry extension of the area of the "
plague Jbe possibility of staying its ad
vance by quarantine regulations becomes
less, and after ii passes a -certaiu limit,
pestilence, like! fire, is uncontrollable. -The
supply of physicians and medicines
at any time is adequate only for ordinary
conditions; let! the usuaFbounds of dis
ease be! much overpassed and resistanco
is hopeless. Such a state of things is by
no means impossible iu Europe to-day. ,
Consider the! situation of affairs iu
Eastenv Europe Turkey is a chaos, aip
tho military power which keeps ft senir
blance 6f order there would "soon" break,
down with the plague iu its camps. The
local governments have neither thepowep
nor theE intelligence required to snpcpss
full' cmbat jui epidemic. The spread.,
of the plague is little hinderel by cli
matic conditions. Kussia seems to be nn-.
able to stay its! progress. Tljo ljuiian
people ire already upon the brink of des?
peration and revolt tlirough "'poverty an&
military oppression. Iet tlo controlling
arm of the government, the armyTbe par
nlyzed, lis it is liable to be by the plflgae, -
and Russia will present scenes of disorder
mid death appalling to think of, On such, .
food tlio plague fattens. The govern?
ment would be blamed for every disaster,
and mobs crazed by fear, and revenge, and
hunger and blood, would do their fatal .
work iu evcryj city. All who could
command means of flight wonld fly, and
carry the infection into adjoining lands
in spite of the strictest sanitary regula
tions. Germany is almost ripe for revo
lution. ; Add to existing hard times and
financial disorders the.busiuess derange
ments which precautious against conta
gion miist entail, and a general lack of
food and remunerative labor would nee 7
essarily ejisue. Under sucl. conditions,
socialistic outbreaks would be inevitablv,
The experience ; of , Kussia would be re
peated and the steady adi'ancp of tlw
plague .over Western Europe would celr
tatnly follow. jOnce under way, the way ,
of death would sweep over Europe as ,
gureiy ;an ag destructively as it did m
. t,e fouiteeuth century.
Do wo, thereCore, predict a repetition
of those terrible times ! By no means,
... . . .t i .1 . . f '-
j ve nave oniy suown mat nicy are ywvir
i Euroim pieseuts conditions 1
wIliH,.:with nlisae anon its Isirder. must .
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be considered, to say the least, as decid-
elly menacing to the entircrContinentrif '
not to the entire civilized worlds If, re
ports are true, and the pjagne is steadily :
approaching tlie heart of Russia, the
promptest, most rigorous, and most thor
oughgoing measures to stsiy its advance.
are iniperativety needed. Indiffereijfl-- -and
inaction nbw will entail the most
fearfalcousemienw.-W?c4'Van j lL
The Western North Carolina li1road i
has achieved a decided victory la the
Housef That body. Tuesday night, by
07 to 1?5, tabled a bill to repeal the an- !
nual appropriation of $70,000, for the .
prosccutiou of the work 9) that road.
I Lumberloa Bobeaonlas. - :
A VfcBBATiMl Cofjr.r The fiillowing is
a copy of a report by a Senator verbatim
tt literatim : j i
the Committee Coperatiou has exam ion
the willi in bill to oregaui.zp and In cor
porata the ChrMion Assorccatfon
Begloye jaend tit. it, do. Pass.
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