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I t' Treatetl to a If H lie
( in .1 m tt .li.
Thin- are strangely mixed
i in this sublunary world. There
I is some bad with most every
I -eod and some good with most
J every bad. .Rowland says the
,-orn needs rain, thongh it ain't
4 a sutferin', but the cotton has
Lad most too much. Ilaiu is a
( blessed tiling for the farmers,
! but it hardly ever comes just
J at the rL'ht time or in in the
f proper quantity. Sometimes
when we need a i'oo.l lair sea-
son it comes down in a water-
spout or a trash lifter, and
i wakes up ;hin's 'scanlons,' as
t'obe says. Plenty of corn is a
t guod thiiitr, but when every-
is M lu
a. bir crop tlie
w it would hardly
pay for haul in.,'- I'm is a good
tbinir but it s.el ; loose some
times and destroys without
UK-ivy. It is ever so nice to
have a line !ni;e and fine fur
niture, but it takes all the more
work to keep it nice, and a man
don't know wh.-ther he is bui't
for the house or the house built
for him. A line dinner is a
good tiling but it takes all the
evening to w;i.-L tiie dishes and
clean up alter it. Plenty of
money i- a good thing but it is
apt to link:; v. nan proud and
his wife stuck up. and spoils
Lis children. Solomon says,:
He that getteth a wife getteth
a trood tiling lrom the Lord.'
and that's mi I know, but they !
do work a man mighty Lard
sometimes. .Mrs. Arp made
me take everything out of the
China closet yesterday to huut
for a rat that she declared was
in there and it took me an hour
to not find the rat and I let fall
a dish cover and broke it and
the re.-t of that story is too
tedious t mention.
I Jut then, on the other hand,
there is s nne trood mixed up
with every bad, though we can't
see it very phi in on all occas
ions. Alexander Stephens said
le came home from Washing
f ui once and found all his
wheat ruin d by rust, and his
old darky saw that he felt bad
about it. and tried to console
him. 'Mas Alek, its mitrhty bad
and mighty disappoiutiu', but
den dar is one comfort : De !
rust is a party general thing
and de nabors' wheat am't no
better dan ourn.' Kveu misery
will find some -o id in having
company. It is l ad for a man
to cheat and swindle ar.d over
reach to make a big fortune,
but his money builds railroads
and factories and furnaces aud
steamboat - and lie makes a will
and leaves a trond sum to col
leges and churches and other
eh.uities as en -deuce money.
It is a bad thing to hang a
man or to h nch him, but it isa
Tood thing for the community
and will prev.-nt some other
bad man from oing the same
thing. A wo '.leu town gets
burned up sooner or latter, but
a brick on' grows up out of the
ashes. It is bad for the farmer
to get only eight cents a pound
for his cotton, but cheap cotton
makes cheap clothing for the
poor ?11 over 1m world.
It is bad to be sick, but a.
man never knows how to enjoy
good health until he lias in
vested a few times with the un
feeling angel of pain and got
thrown. Nothing ever happens
about in v house or mv home
that seems bad but what I can
find some trood in it at the fail
end if I try. ur cow jumped
the ft-rice and was gone three
days and we bad to get milk
from a nabor but it did her
good to give it to us and we
saved the cow's feed and Carl
was happy while she uas gone,
for he says she was the mean
est cow to milk in the world, for
she won't stand still, nor back
her leg, nor do nothing, aud she
switches her tail in his face
The other ni.iht about a doz
en of the nabors' dogs came vis
iting to our luiii-e, ind made
wich a racket that I got up and
bia.ed away with a gun pro
miscuous, and net morning
there was a dead one in the
front yard. That was bad for
the dog and bad on our neigh
bor, but it was good for us. The
next night our dog went out
v.-iting to return the calls, and
cauitt back with a bullet hole
throu .'h dim, and I was glad of
it, for I was feeling sorter mean
about killing our nabor's dog,
and so this helped to restore
tie equilibrium. Our dog laid
around all day, and wouldn't
die, and we doctored hi in as
well as we could, and the next
morning we couldn't find him
anywhere. After a general hunt
one of the boys said maybe he
had got under the house and
down in an old cellar that we
idn't use ; so w lifted up the
'-i'.p door in the back entry, and
ure enough the dog was down
ii."King jus wounds. We
-'"uped down to see how he
as getting on and gave him
'Win water and vittfds. and
we weir, si nailed down
over him the cook woman came
along from the kitchen, and
was making for the pantry
with a great big pan of hot
water to wash the breakfast
dishes. She didn't know the
trap door was open and she
couldn't see it for the dishpan
that was before her, and she is
sorter near-sighted" anyhow,
and of course she just v aiked
right into the hole and lit down
on me and the boys and the dog
with the hot water to boot, aud
she fell all over us before we
could tell what it was that
darkened the hole, and she
come a screaming and a holler
ing and praying to the Lord,
and we all screamed and holler
ed too, and the dog gave a yelp
and jumped out of the cellar,
aud all the women folks come
a-ruuning, and just such a
rumpus was never raised in
these parts before, and I hope
will never be again. But after
all there was nobody killed or
wounded or scalded very much.
The cook woman had to go
home and get calm and serene
and change her clothes and fix
up, and me and tne boys had a
family reception and lots of
hilarious coinmisaration. and
the dog vacated that cellar for
good, and I reckon the hot wa
ter cured him, for lie is getting
well. I haven't been able up
to this time to discover the
good that was in the tail end
of that frolic, unless it is that
the women folks ever and anon
break out into such a lit of
laughing they have to stop
sewing and as 'a good laugh
helpeth digestion' 1 hope they
won't need so much liver medi
cine for a season. They seem
to have a good deal of sym
pathy with us, but I never did
appreciate sympathy that was
mixed up with so much hilar
ity. It is right bad to lose the
bloom of youth and th e vigor
of manhood, bnt old age has
its blessings. Old age com
mands respect and is entitled
to comfort and many privileges
that youth cannot claim ; old
ace is indifferent to fashions
and follies that draw their
chains around the young. A
lady fri?nd called to see us the
other day, aud said with a sigh:
'I have got to pay thirteen calls
this afternoon. I do hope that
half of them will only need a
card.' She has to take the good
of it and the bad of it. The
world is full of action aud re
action, and the law of compen
sation comes into everything,
but it is a right good world,
nevertheless, and we can all be
happy if we deserve to be. An
old patriarch told me that he
found a hole punched in the
water pipe that went to his
garden, aud he called up half a
dozen of his grandchildren who
were frolicing, and he pretend
ed to be very mad and said he
would give a dime to find out
who broke that pipe, and a
sassy httle rascal bristled up
to him and said : 'Grandpa, J
did it ; now give me the dime.'
'And,' raid he, T gave it to him,
and the next day he came to me
and said, 'Grandpa, I want
another dime, for I've broke
the pipe again,' which, of
ceurse, he didn't, but it shows
their impudence, and their
mother thinks they are the
smartest and best in the world
and will all be preachers or
presidents. Well, maybe they
will, and maybe they won't.
The prodigal sou reformed, and
so did Sam Jonec, and I reckon
there is a chance for all these
ITi:h:l: Cn Th2 C::::a Tics.
The farmers of thel-ourth
Congressional district will bear
in mind this fact: That John
Nichols who is asking them to
re-elect him t Congress voted
against the proposition to re
duce the duty on cotton ties.
Fight Kepublican voted with
the Democrats and seventeen
Republicans refused to vote.but
.Nichols marched up like a little
tin soldier and voted against
the interest of his constituents.
He was, probably, afraid that
if he didn't vote against cheap
cotton ties the threat of the
Pittsburg manufacturer that
the South should have no more
cotton ties would be carried
into elTect. If so, we pity his
ignorant credulity. If not then
he betrayed the interest of
every farmer in the i'ourth
district and voted to make their
cotton ties high in the interest
of Northern Manufacturers.
Uuerry: Did the Northern
manufacturers, for whom Nich
ols betrayed his constituents,
furnish Nichols any money
with which to carry on his cam
paign? Guileless Editors Touching
Tribute. Editors, as a rule are
always kind hearted and lib
eral. An exchange tells of a
subscriber to a certain paper
who died and lelt fourteen
years unpaid. The editor ap
peared at the grave as the lid
was being screwed dowa the
last time and put in a linen
duster, a thermometer' a palm
leaf fan and receipt for making
The Clinton Caucasian says Mr.
Me. 1). (iiddie was instantly killed
by the falling of a well sweep on
his. head while thawing water.
A COMPANION TO lOE'S RAVEN.
I!" 1IKV. .1. II. MAKTIN, T. I.
Ono- up 'ii ii simi'iHTcvi iiinf-',
As I l:iy l'oposiiif-'.ilrcHmmn-,
Wliili- tin- twinkling stare w-n- luiaininsr.
Ana their li-ht was faintly tfli'iuiiinr.
Through Oie wituiow uf my roum,
Su.l lculy beside my pillow.
Like tin- murmur of a billow,
i u tin- Mirlit of a w i-pin willow.
'Mid the bhadow and thetfltKim,
Tlii re was heard a uentle sound,
l'luaiiti;; on the air around.
As an i ilio from above;
And I, waking, saw a dove
l'ear. -tied upon the whitened head
( it's sl.it tie near my bed.
And ii seemed with soft, low coning.
My lone heart to sooth with wooiiitr.
Or a pirit hoveritisr unfit.
While I lav eiitraneed and dn aiuinif.
Start led by the eeho finitiif
To bo whir-pered from above,
In the .-larlit'lil faintly yloamintf.
With its form of bi auty beauiinsr,
I beheld the snowy dim ;
With a thrill of wander, jraz-inv
On the visitor, amazing.
1 demanded. "Who are you?"
And the vein le bird of whiteness,
Willi Its snowy robe of brightness,
Answered with u eoo:
"I am sein," he said, "from Aidea,
l!y a fair and lovely maiden.
With a message unto thee;
I am eoiue to soothe thy sorrow,
l;d thee from dip.iir to borrod
Hop.- that thou her faee shall see.
I 'or thy eh. rshe 1 one is living.
And her l h .lights to thee is yi inr.
On a l.riirlit and distant shore;
And I eome, her carrier dove.
With a nieiu-'o from thy love.
Who is thine f. rovcrinorc.
I!y ;h; joyful news exeiled,
Kapt.ifi 1, ru ished and deliKhted,
I. the snowy bird addressinif,
A-';e.l, w;!h earnest video imiuirin.
What my smil was m.'st desiring.
Thai In i Willi' to me expressing.
He would si t my heart at rest
Stiil the tututilt in my breast.
And assure mo that my maiden,
111 ti e distant til l is of Ai.letl
Waited lor me i iti that shore
W .ii; 1 be initio f orcvormore.
Tin ti I spi ),e with greater feivor,
1. the mai Ion's a i lent lover:
" 1 1 h s my own departed live ': '
T i lie- bird of whiteness listeninsf
While my CiU-'i r eyes wire trhstetiiiu',
l'or the answer he should rive ;
"Tell me, o thou carrier dove.
if my absi nt, cheri-hcd love.
Win .ni I knew in days of yore ;
Has -he px-s.-d the shininif portal
oi ihe bi. -sol land immortal,
.. i:.-- t li ! .ui h Ihe trolden door ?
1). . s -'no nioi i in li,-ht and splendor,
lo the luc cs ail attend her.
On that fair and d slant shore ':"
Words and i.nu s and looks rcvealini;
All my depths uf inward fetdinir.
Moved, nib. eted by my plea dim.' ,
And my an.xi. t:s i;uestnn hiN-uitur,
Tims tn. doc my soul discerniiit'.
Answer ma le, these words rcturnim.' :
"In the distant tields ..rideri.
i a briifht, liJysian shore,
L." wells a fair and lovely maiden,
And her name is Klinoru;
'Mid the tlowcrs about her bloomint.',
'Mi 1 th-- o l r- sweet porfumin-
A!l the balmy air around.
She arrayed in r ..beg of whiteness,
Wab.s a:i an-. I it. her brightness.
With a wreath immortal crowned."
Then the bird, his w:ii-s ucfoldinif,
l.i :': nu , as I lay beholding.
Killed with t ransport, and delight ;
With a so!'-, sonorous coo,
V '-Mii:i. bi.M.UL- me a-Iieri,
Thi. ii.h il.e cp. ti w.tidow Hew
Out into the iSoomy nieht.
II ;t ;1.- br -ht. en. iiaiitiny vision
' ( the 1 ; - - a r; t tields Klysian,
And i.iy cher.-hod blitiore,
A-a Sa.r an ! lovely maiden,
liw. iu the lun 1 of Aideti.
1 - li.:. i;-'hl f. .ro ermore.
TI. vie si. a. I 1, my lo e 1 one t'reetimr.
At our future, early mcetinjf,
i in that distant, radiant shore.
With e.-s!;it:e joy and tfiadtiess.
l i' e fr..m part. in.-, pain and sadness,
.as- araiu my Klinore,
a.l ! r mine lorcvermore 1
Iz W- A- Iz'.iz, Jr., Esally Eoad.
This seems to be the. all
absorbing question now among
the country people of the
county, and we are told thi a
large and respectable number
of them insist that he (Potts) is
not dead, but that a trick was
played by the physicians and
others, aud that the remains as
seen in the case was not really
I'otts but a figure gotten up for
the purpose and buried. We are
also informed that his spirit or
himself in person has been seen
at various places in the county
Thfse are only a few of the
many rumors afloat throughout
the county. "We beg leave to
assure all who are curious to
know that they are mistaken,
and that there can be no doubt
that the spirit of W. A. Potts
Jr., lias taken its flight to "that
land from whence no traveller
returns," and that his body
rests in the family burial
ground. We would adso suggest
that it is now time to let the
matter rest. He is done with
earth uiid earthly tribunals, and
it seems to us far-fetched for
any one to want to cany their
feelings beyond the grave. Let
him rest in peace. Wash
lizSzz E-pals It.
Zdl.ilia, Tla., June L'7, 187.
.N. H. Vi nai'.i.i: it (Jo.:
I ii.ivc been using ',. B. H. in
my family as ;i blood purifier.
Having never used any medicine
to t iu.il ir. liespectl'u.ly, .Mrs. II.
Hakes An Old Man Young.
j Lxtract from a Letter
I'. S. I bought 3 bottles of
.your botanic lilood Ihilm from my
friend II. D. Ballard, at Cauipo
bello, S. ('. I have been using it
three weeks. It appears to give
me new life and new strength, If
there is anything that will make
an old man young it is B. B. li. I
am willing to seli it. I earnestly
aud honestly recommend Botanic
Blood Balm Co,,
! A Explanation Necessary.
j Johnny "Pa, what is a female
! crank? Father "Go ask your
i mother, my son." (Father is
busy explaining the next
moment that he meat no reflections.
"LET ALL T1IK ENDS THOU
n ilA'J OVEl MAX "OX THE
HO AO" SI. ICS ASH HEARS,
Some of t he Ton us J h' lias I'isit
cil Jtiwiiif the Vast Several
There are several things more
pleasant than traveling on the
railroad for a newspaper. Yea,
verily, when the thermometer
is reaching after the nineties,!
the dust literally stifling ana
the noise almost deafening, his j
lot is not an envious one. Bnt
for the kind words and sub
stantial encouragement he re
ceives, it would be impossible
to keep up the work. But,
thanks to the goodness of most
of our American people and
their open hospitality of man
ner, life is made endurable.
Xay, more than that enjoy
able. We love to meet clever,
genial people men aud women
who have some of the 'milk of
human kindness' in ther hearts
and converse in business or
social relations. And for the
past week we have been going
around among some of the
people among whom the Ad
vance circulates. We have
found time to pick up some few
bits of news aud crumbs of in
formation that may prove of
interest to our readers. Going
North from Wilson, the first
place we come to is the beauti
ful town of
Toisnot is in the North-eastern
corner of Wilson county,
aud is an offspring of which
Wilson may well feel proud. It
is an important factor in coun
There is an air of business ac
tivity pervading the atmos
phere around the stores in this
town, although it is the midst
of July and the sun's redolent
rays reminding one very forci
bly of the attractions of a sum
mer resort. Its merchants and
business men are obliging, af
fable and liberal-minded. The
town is growing and Wilson
must needs look close to her
laurels. Speaking with a group
of gentlemen in regard to the
crop outlook around Toisnot,
we was sorry to learn that it is
poor and not encouraging.
Cotton is small, corn is 'fried
up" from lack of rain, and po
tatoes and rice are also suffer
ing. There is one fact about
the cotton crop that is encour
aging. Although the weed is
small, it is full of bolls and
forms are plentiful. This means
a good crop or at least one
above all expectation will be
harvested if the seasons from
now on are favorable and we
have a late fall. This seems to
be the fact all around thi3 sec
tion. Leaving Toisnot and her
attractions we come to .
with from six to nine liundred
inhabitants, situated partly in
Nash and partly in Edgecombe
counties. Rocky Mount is a
railroad centre, and the many
trains coming aud going give it
a city like appearance.
We were pained to learn of
the death of Abe Abram, sou of
I). Abram, Esq., one of Rocky
Mount's popular business men.
He died in Asheville Tuesday
morning last, of typhoid fever;
A singularly bright and pleas
ing young man, he was univer
sally liked by all who came in
contact with. Mm. His heart
broken mother left Tuesday for
Richmond to meet her hustand
and the remains.
Rocky Mount has three
churches, Methodist, Baptist
aud Presbyterian. The latter
is in course of erection at pres
ent aud we were glad to see its
towers peeping up from behind
the tree tops. Give a town
plenty of churches and good
schools and there is nothing on
earth that can prevent it from
When you stop here don't
forget the Hammond Hotel,
kept by h. Ii. Hart, Esq., Cap
tain of the Rocky Mount Eight
Infantry. The commercial tour
ists say it is one of the best
places on the road, and they
know. To this we would add
our feeble tribute of praise and
ISATTLEllOnO, WHITAKKIIS AND KX
FIELD are next passed in rapid suc
cession. All of them are thriv
ing aud doing good business
for the season.
During the week we have
near which place is the West
brook Nursery, J. S. Westbrook
& Co., proprietors. "We were
sorry lack of time debarred us
the pleasure of visiting Mr.
Westbrook at his home. Fai
sons is also blessed -yith busi
ness men who are all that can
be desired. The shipment of
fruit from this place is no un-
important item during the sea-
son, and is a source of consid
erable revenue, at a season of
the year, too, when there Is
little mouey in circulation.
A branch of the I. O. O. F.
AIM'ST AT, BE THY COUWTHY'S, THY GOD'S, AND THUTIIS'."
has just been organized with
This flourishing town was a
surprise to us. " It was our first
visit and we had no idea of see
ing such a large and remarka
bly neat and orderly place. The
streets are broad and regular
and good sidewalks are found
everywhere. Elegant blocks of
brick buildings are to be seen
all along and all filled with
varied, fresh and choice stocks.
The shipment of fruit is carried
on here on a much larger scale
than in Faisons even, and there
is much competit ion among the
A military company has just
been- organized here with forty
five mambers. S. 13. Price, Esq.,
is Captain. It is an independ
ent organization and will not
belong to the State Guard.
They will purchase their own
uniforms and rifles. Capt.
Price says it will be a credit tJ
the town. It certainly speaks
well for their spirit of town
pride to thus organize and
equip a military company at
their own expense. Hurrah for
the Mt. Olive Military Com
That enterprising and go
ahead gentleman, R. J. Suther
land, is erecting a new hotel. It
is a large, commodious build
ing, and will contain between
twelve and twenty rooms. The
Pearsall House is well managed
by the genial proprietor. It
sets an elegant table and is
all, in fact, that could be desir
ed. But Capt. Sutherland, with
his usual forethought, saw the
need of something better for
the growing importance of Mt.
Olive, with his characteristic
enterprise has commenced the
erection of the new hotel build
ing. It is calculated to cost be
tween 4,000 and $5,0p0, and
will be a credit to the live town
in which it is situated.
We are under special obliga
tions to the clever and cour
teous station master and tele
graph operator, Mr. Kelly, for
favors shown us while in this
Leaving Wilson at t o'clock
Tuesday evening on the Short
Cut we were soon out in the
country passing through some
of the finest farms and grow
ing crops we have seen lately.
This is one of the farming sec
tions of the many in this State.
The land is just rolling enough
to be easily drained and is ex
ceedingly fertile. The corn
crop could certainly be no
better. The stalk is large and
the ears filling up full and per
fect. Cotton is not quite eo
good in proportion, but above
the best around Wilson. Rid
iug along these lines from the
immortal Byron came across
our iniad :
"1 i'i, Christ ! it is a crolly Bitrht to gee
What Heaven butti tloue lur this delicious
What fruits of frusranee blush on every tree 1
What ifoixlly jiruspecu o'er the hills ex
We notice how rapidly the
stations along this route are
building up and are glad to feel
aud realize that North Carolina
is waking up from her long
sleep. These stations are fill
ing up with men of energy and
push. The adjacent country
will amply support them and a
new era is dawning for this
section of the 'old North
We arrived at Smithfield and
were soon leaving some of our
'real estate' at the 'Surlas
House'. By the way, there can
be no better place in Smith
field to stop at than this house.
A clever, genial proprietor,
good food, airy rooms aud at
tentive servants make the sum
total of eujoyment for its
guests. Can a reasonable man
want more ?
Politics are warming up in
old Johnson just now and she
will give the Democracy a large
majority. In the Northernjpart
of the county, Messrs. Pou and
Womack spoke Tuesday. They
had a large crowd of enthusias
tic Democrats to listen to them
and -enthusiasm filled the
whole grove,' as someone ex
pressed it, Yesterday they
spoke at Selma, where, we are
sure, they received a royal
welcome froui the Democratic
hosts of that section. Mr. Pou
tells us the prospects are very
bright. There is no disaffec
tion, he says, and everything
is more harmonious than in
some years past, and the
Democrats of Johnston will
pull together for victory.
We spent a few moments
very pleasantly in the office of
the Herald and were glad to
greet once more our old friend,
Octavious Sadler, Esq., who is
now the Heralds editor. We
found him to be the same
genial, courteous aud pleasing
gentleman of 'lang syne,' as is
also his associate, Mr. J. L.
Snead. They are giving the
people oi Jonnson a very
creditable paper and are de
serving the prosperity that is
crowning their efforts. Luck
to you, gentlemen.
We were pleased with what
we saw of Smithfield and would
like to be with its people again
We have made many ac
quaintances in these towns and
we hope they will grow and
ripen into sincere friends to us
and the Advance as time rolls
on and we go in and out before
AUG. 9, 1888.
them. We shall feel Ti
to be called the friend of many
of those whom we have had
the pleasure of meeting. They
know the Advance is ever
awake to their best interests
ana we reel sure they will
stand by it.
July 31, '88.
CHOOSE YE WHOM YE WILL
Sockeyisa traitor to tna Farmers
Alliance or his own Party'
We demand such a revision
of the tariff as will lay the
heaviest burdens on the laxur-
ies and the lightest on the
necessaries of life; and as will
reduce the incomes form im
ports to a strictly revenue
basis. 14th Demand of The
I his declaration of the
Farmer's Alliance reads like an
extract from the Democratic
platform. It is the expressio
of Democratic priniciple, an i
is the object above all other.-,
to secure which the Democratic
party bending all its energies.
It was the burden of President
Cleveland's message. For this
Mr. Carlisle and Mr. Mills and
Mr. Cox, and every Democrat
in Congress, with three or four
exceptions, have stood, with
faces of - flint, against con
centrated capital and Repulican
ism in this country.
Mr. Dockery the Republican
nominee for Governor stands
upon a platform directly op
posed to the fourteenth de
mand of the Farmer's Alliance
and a platform that distinctly
declares against reducing "the
income form Imports to strictly
revenue basis." There is no
harmony between the Farmers
Alliance and the Republican
party. There can be no union
save an adultercu .i.e. Until
water and oil mix, tncre can be
nothing in harmony between
the Farmer's Alliance and the
Now Mr. Dockery finds him
self in this dilemma, lleisthe
Republican candidate for Gov
ernor and is advocating Protec
tion or in other words robbery
of the many for the benefit of
the few. He belongs to the
Farmer's Alliance. It was of
his own free will that he
voluntarily afeirm-ED that he
would stand to and abide by the
rules of the Farmer's Alliance
and act in harmony with its
members. He cannot be true to
both his party and the farm
ers. Which does he betary?
It will be remembered that
it took Mr. Dockery several
weeks to decide whether ho
would accept the nomination
for Governor at the hands of
the negroes and their allies, or
be true to his obligations as a
member of the Alliance. It is
creditable to him that he paus
ed.to consider. But he loved the
flesh-pots of office, and he
deliberately turned traitor to
the Farmers, and was false to
his pledges as a member of the
Alliance. He decided to obey
the behests of Radicalism "to
dwell in the tents of wicked
ness" rather than to stand true
to the Farmers in their effort
to get relief from burdensome
taxation. He considered. He
heard the inquiry "choose ye
this day whom ye will serve'."
He went with the rabble who
are seeking to destory the good
name of North Carolina, and
deliberately turned his back
upon the farmers, aud proved
untrue to his sacred obligations
as a member of the Farmer's
That ia his attitude. Under
these circumstances is it
necessary to asS," What will
the farmers, do?'
Every self-respecting farmer
and laborer in North Carolina
will spew the traitor to their
interests out of their mouth
and utterly repudiate him.
A man who would be false to
oneobligatioa cannot be trusted
to be true in anything. State
How is it in Your Family-
Caller "I would like to see
the master of the house please."
"Servant (to master) "There's
a gintlemen at dure sorr.as wud
loike to see the masther of the
Master "Johnny tell your
mother a gentleman has called
to see her."
Johnny "Ma, there's a man
called who wants to see boss of
Ma (up stairs) "Tell him,
please, that he will find Bridget
in the kitchen."
Caller (to Bridgetf "If
there's any one in authority
here, madam. I would like to
see him ahem ! her.
Bridget "Authority ? John
ny, ye devils own blade, there's
a gintleman here luking for ye."
Degrees Comparison. Small
Boy (at his lessons) "Papa
what is the difference between
relative aud absiJute?" Papa
''Urn er-let me see; its its"
Small boy (coming to th
rescue) "I guess its people
thats plumb kiufoiks and
people that aint quite; aint
that it?" Papa "Thats it
exactly. A man's aunt, for in
stance, is a relative, whie hig
wife is absolute.' The father
drew a long breath aud sent
the boy away.
NEWb OF A WEEK
WHAT IS HAPrEMXa 1
IHE WORLD AROUND US.
t contlrnsert report of the tie us us
fatheretl f rom the columns of
our eonteiH mrti ries. State ami
Tue Winston Daily has bet n en
larged. A boiler exploded at Shelby last
week. No one killed.
Mr. Joseph C. Erwin is now edi
tor if the ltutheifonltoii Manner.
Edgecombe county's new jail is
going up with reasonable rapidity.
The New Heme Journal ivpoits
the crops in Jones ccsiuty as .small
A mad near Monro3 reports to
the Enquirer-Express a hhower ot
An old negro was killed at New
ton u few days ao by two run a
The Stockholders of the Atlantic
N. t. II. II. met at Moichcad
City hist Thursday.
An exchange state.1 that there
are 1,000 colored Knights of Labor
in Edgecombe county.
A negro committed suicide at
Gastonia, Cleveland county, last
week, lie cut his throat.
The State l'liaiinaeeutical Asso
ciation and the Bo;ud of Pharmacy
met at (iohlshom yesterday.
ltisexpectedth.it the Durham
& Clarksviile Railroad,-ill he corn
pleted by the middle of this month.
The second session ot the State
Tobacco Association will convene
at Morekead City on the -.stir of
by or during the month of October,
and that the toad would certainly
be completed to Murphy during the
The Goldsboro Arus speaks in
glowing terms of the prospect: of
an exceptionally line fair there
A wealthy nml experienced New
Jersey maun fact urer of hosiery has
purchased the Long Island (Jotton
The Keruersville News and rami
has been purchased by the Win
ston Advance aud both papirs
murged iato one.
The Chatham papers say the
whe.it crop was only about one
third of an average yield. The
farmers are very despou lent.
The white people ol Charlotte
keep up a hospital lor the benefit
of the colored people. Who are
the best friends of the negroes.
The Durham Kecorder observes
that, if people were as religious as
some of them pietend to be, there
would be a very sick old fellow in
The gin house of Mr. E. S. Ford
ham, near Kinstou, was burned a
!e .v days ago, we learn irom the
Free Press. Loss 600, insurance
The Executive Committee have
decided to hold the next fair of the
Curuberlaud Agricultural Societj
on the 11th, 10th and l(jtli of No
vember. One hundred and six'y-live
hands are at work near Fayette
villeouthe Wilmington extension
of the Cape Fear aud Yadkin Val
The Fayetteville Observer learns
that between twenty and thirty
thousaud gallons of sorghum was
made by the farmers of Cumber
land county last year.
It is stated that an Elizabeth
city lawyer has .uoduced a cabbage
that weighs eighteen pounds and
measures lour feet across. A large
cabbage or a large lie. '
Asheville has established and
has in operation an immense (lour
ing mill. It has just been com-pk-t
d and has a capacity of -''."
barrels oi dour per day.
We see it stated that John Spel
man is to revive the old State
Journal at ltaleigh. It will be
published in the interest of John
Nichols, says the Weldun News.
The. Asheville Citizen has been
informed by Col. Andrews that the
grading of the Western North Car
olina ltailroad would be completed
over aud beyond lied .Marble gap
The Durham Plant says that the
North Carolina editors are working
hard, and by hard work and stingy
living they make enough to eat for
themselves and build up niauv bi;
The '.Varren county Aricultui a
Society will hold its first. Agricul
tural Fair October 10th and llth.
Mr. II. A, Foote, Secretary, says
that Slj'-'OO will be offered in cash
J. T. McKintiou a prominent cit
izen of Montgomery county, was
found dead uear his home last
week, having accidentally blown
out his brains with a shotgun
The Wadesboro Intelligencer
has been purchased by the Messen
ger, of that (dace. Mr. S. W.
Ileal ne, the former editor has pur
chased the Newe-Observtr job of
fice aud moved to Kaleigh.
The Greeusboro Patriot says
that between 700 atij S'K) were
raised for the Trinity College at
the District Conference. The
Methodist of the State should en
dow Trinity College liberally.
An exchange says it is reported
that after his term as Governor
ends Governor Scales will estab
lish a bank in Greensboro and su
perintend a geueral banking busi
ness, as it is his intention to retire
permanently from public and polit
Work oil thfl HfndArann on.l .if
the Durham and Northern railroad
is oeing rapidly pushed, and it is
confidently expected that the en
tire lino will be finished in tima for
tue uuruam tobacco exposition.
A White mail was rnn nvar an1
cut to pieces by a tram near Tav-
loisMue, we learn nom the Char
lotte Chronicle. It is HpI; Aroil that
the man whose name was Calvin
Hoger was drunk and asleep ou
The T.;llirIll.llr(T T;.v..l.nnr.n
. rt liavuaugr eita
that Eicbard Johnson, is in jail at
Lumberton on a charge of polyga
my. He confesses to the est of
his knowledge, liav.ng fiffteen
wives. Poor fellow. Ma' iun
The ChicaffO Tiin riimmontinir
on the conviction and sentencing
to hard labor for spvn arwl flv
years, respectively, of Cross and
uue, remaiKs mac "Southern
.justice isn't as lay as It is said to
be and a httle of it further North
wouldn't do any harm."
It is very obvious to U3, we uius
be pardoned for
Cross' own showing, naught has
ueen uone oy uaptain Stamps or
YS. Primrose, Esq., that may not
be explained in a wav nrfeMv
compatible with righteous purpos
es. Luarioittf uemocrac.
The water a cow driuks exerts
as much or more influence over the
purity and healthfulness of the
milk she produces, as does the food
she eats, and access to stagnant
pools, barnyard ponds and the like,
should be rigidly guarded against,
says the Progressive Farmer.
The Goldsboro Arsrns tells nt Mia
drowning ot a man near that town:
John Dunn, a negro man was
knocked off a rafc ol lumber and
sank. lie came up urder the raft
and being unable to sim drowned
before assistance could be. extend
ed by those who were near.
Commissioner of L ibor Statis
tics Joues iu forms the ltaleiglr
News Observer that all the data
for the annual reports have been
received and the work of compil
ing the report has begun. It will
be a volume of about 400 pages
aud will appear about Decernber-
Tlie Wilmington Messenger
says: ''.senator liansom secured
the tents from the Quarter-Master
General for the late Wilmingtou
Encampment. lie also secured
from the Chief of the Coast Survey
the use ot the Steamer "Soresby'
to protect the oyster beds of the
eastern coast of North Carolina.
The Weldon News says: '-The
Democratic dab at Halifax, will,
we are mlormed, have a pic-nic
sometime this rLouth to which all
the Democratic clubs in the county
will be invited. Judge Fowie, the
Democratic candidate for Gover
nor aud other distinguished speak
ers will addressed the assembled
The Winston liepublican says
the .Forsythe Five Cent Savings
Dank is meeting- with graMfying
success. There are already 208
degositors with an aggregate de
postt of about $3,000 placed there,
in a majority of cases small amounts
and for an indefinite period. These
savings banks are doing a vast
deal of good.
It is seldom that a np-fo is suffi
ciently uuhappy to atte.u. G to take
his own life. The Charlotte
Chronicle gives the following case,
however: A negro named Scott
Cowau tried to kill himself in
Mecklenburg county as the officer
was taking him to jail, lie slash
ed himself severely with a dull
Last Saturday the horse
driven by John and Edgar Warren
sons Mr. J. 11. Warren of Pitt
county, died a few miles from town.
They were ou their way to visit
relatives in town. With true Pitt
county pluck one of them started
back home afoot to get another
hnr.se to carry his buggy back. Mr
Warren is au honest industrious
farmer and can ill afford the loss.
The Wilmington Messenger says
the joint fruit exhibit of the Wake
County State lloriticultural Socie
ties in tL is city on August loth
aud lCth. will be a big affair. The
item of grapes alone will amount
to about a quarter of a million
pounds, with other irnit in propor
tion. Judge l'owle will deliver the
address of welcome to the immense
crowd expected, and Hon. G. AV.
Sanderlin will deliver the annual
The Northampton Granges had
a big time at their meeting last
week, nine Granges were rep
resented by a delegation of some
less than a hundred besides
there were a large number of
persons present who were not
members of the order. The ad
dress delivered by the Master
of the State G range, Hon. Willis
Ii. Williams is highly compli
mented. The next meeting of
this Grange goes to Roanoke.
The Asheville Citizen gives the
'following illustration of the vigor
ous work of electricity: During
the storm last night lightning
struck an electric light wire in Car
inichael's drug store, and glancing
off entered a half iDch gas pipe,
and raised ''Cain'' generally. The
gas was fortunately cat off m time
to prevent a serious conflagration.
The place where the electric fluid
entered the pipe looks as if a bul
let had been fired through it. Mr.
C. A. Kaysor, the prescription
clerk, had a narrow escape from
Commissioner of Agriculture
llobinson in the Department Bul
letin for July, just to baud, says
he is endeavoring to ascertain as
nearly as possible the actual num
ber of acres in cotton and corn in
each county in the State, and will
therefore feel very grateful to smy
person who will write him In regard
to the matter, giving their views,
itc. To this end he solicits corres
pondence from every county in the
State. He doesn't expect in every
instance to have the estimate accu
rate, but desires to approximate
the acreage as nearly as possible.
News observer. -
IS BETTER EQUIPPED
THAN ANY EAST OF
RALEIGH. ALL OR
DERS WILL RECEIVE
PROMPT AND EFFI
A DSHAITD UPOIT NICHOLS.
Will he Pay His Hccest Debts to
Heeiy Wording 2Ian?
11 -r-- i 7 a -v-ov-ufco iaio
4th District in Congress pre
tends to be a fripnfl nf
laboring men. T.pf na
tnis is mere talko nn, r
, T . , . vuou XTXJL a
-NlChols Lad laboring man tn.
work for lum. How am -h
treat them? We are inform VI
that some of them remain un
paid tO-daV. Wft nr inrnrmn,!
that some of them have neve
received wages for wotk they
did for Mr. XichnU Qa !tc;
iso man who is able to pay his
uci.i.i ami reiuses to pay them
is honest. Is Mr. Xichnia ohu
to pay his debts? Hao Tia Tint-
been able to pay his printers all
the while? He was Siiiwin.
tendent of the Deaf and Dumb
fVsylum in Ilaleit-hfrtdand Tin 11
by the State. Could bo nnt
have spared something of his
haudsome salary to pay his
printers for their work thnt
they might clothe and feed
their familes? Ho
Master at Iialeieh for a term
of years, receiving his S l.Ooo
per year. Could ha not l
spared enoiurh of lh.it m
liquidate these honest debts.
He appointed his llpcrn rlorlr-
helped him to mak
why did he not appoint the
good, sober citizen we know of,
who worked for him mid wiiom
ho has never paid? This man
is an honest white man who
would have discharged his
duties as postofilce clerk effi
ciently, but Mr. Nihnlj
chose to let him go unpaid and
put in office his miserable negro
clerk to attend to its duties.
Again our misrepresentative in
uongress is receiving the hand
some sum of 5,000 per year. In
the name of honesty can't
he pay a certain man who
lives in this part of the district
for the work he did for him as
printer? This man is in need
of his wages and Mr. Nichols
in his night speeches to the
negroes two year ago laid great
stress on the laboring man's
wages. We call upon Mr.
Nichols to pay them or else let
us Lear no more of his
contemptible hypocrisy. We
want the laboring men of this
district to know the men who
deceived them two years ago
and if they vote for him again
they must do it with eyes
open. Smithfield Herald.
A Considerate Daughter.
Omaha girl Did you really go
to see "La Tosca?" Why" the
correspondents said it waa
New York girl Well, ii isn't
quite so bad as that; but at
the same time, it is not the sort
of a play I would care to send
my mother to.
The Advance h.. always
claimed that cotton liiin,i ies pay
handsomely. Theannti '' M-portof
dividends continue to su.-u'ii this
claim. As an instance of Low the
factories pay the Concord times
says thus: 'The stockholders
of the Odell Manufacturing Compa
uy met last Tuesday iu their semi
annual meeting. The statement
presented to them shows that siuce
January last the mills have been
run 134 days out of 1"G aud that
2,224.378 yards cf plaids, 11,403
yards of cottouades, f,G0: dozen
towels aud 81.1(22 seamless bags
have been manufactured. They
have orders in hands now for all
the goods they have ou hand.
A correspondent of the Golds
boro Argus proposes li. F. Ay
cock as the man to nominate
for the Senate. There is no
better man in Wayne county
than Hen Aycock and we
would rejoice to see him lead
the party to victory.
An exchange says: Senator
Vance was greeted by a large
crowd as he passed New Berne
on the train yesterday evening
and in response to loud calls
came out and admonished his
hearers to "mind their wives,
say their prayers aud vote the
It was on the cars.A Democrat
and a Kepublican were jawing
about Connecticut when the
Democrat said:'The Kepublican
are no go; they can't carry
h 11." "Very true," saia the
Republican," the majority there
is too much for us; but Connect
cut is altogether a different
As one evideuce of what the
Third party movement means
the following from the Klnston
Free Press is worth reading:
At Goldsboro, Mr. Walker, the
candidate for Governor was
met by Major Grant.a Kepubli
can leader, and introduced to
his audience by W. S. O'B.
llobinson, Kepublican candi
date for Congress in Goldsboro
Mr. P. G. Lester, one of the
editors of the Zion's Landmark,
is a Democratic candidate for
Congress in Virginia. The
Danville Register says that Mr.
Henry C. Lester, a prominent
citizen of Martinsville, and a
Kepublican in politics, was in
the city yesterday, and ex
pressed the opinion that Posie
G. Lester will carry every
county in the Fifth district in