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WILSON, AT0BTH CAROLINA, JAN. 17, 1889.
lTTTirTTin - a
BILL ARP'S LETTER
in: ion ;or to hang vr
.lie ( i,siii utlij "Got Left"
The Nose Iiuttvutlon of Uharar
1 1 r. Anuivcrsury I'eetiuy.
I never trot a thintr no a
thi"g. Old Santa pranced all
around my household and left
me o it at last, But I did re
ceive my share of fun and
Lapitiness. Thev let ine look
at and handle all their presents
and kissed my face until it was
ruht clean. A whole barrel of
apnies come from Rome, and I
don't know who sent them, but
they l;t me cat some because I
j i 1 the freight. These chil
dren and trrand children have
got an idea that I am Santa
t'l and don't want anything.
1 t-nt some pocket-knives to
the little boys at Home and one!
litt e chap who can hardly walk,
is ma 1 because Le didn't get a
knife, and siys he will never
speak to grandpa again. His
grandpa sent him a beautiful
picture book, but the rascal has
g.a away ahead of pictures and
wants a tiim ana a Dowie Kniie,
When I wai ten years
old I got a barlow for a Christ
mas citt and 1 was proud and
happy, bu a three-year old is
too much of a man for a barlow
now. I don't know what to do
with the krer:eratou. One of our
grand daughters told me she
didn't have but seven dollars.
She wants ten, 1 recon, and will
soon te putting out their wash
ing by the week.
We had a Sunday School
Christmas tree last Friday
Eiclit and it was a pn tty sight.
The children were all dressed
in their best appearl, and were
seated in rows according to
ae. The beautiful tree reached
nearly to the ceiling, and was
illuminated and loaded down
with story bcoks and dolls, and
toys and oranges, and pretty
thii:gs, and the little chaps be
haved beautifully. As the gifts
were takr n from the tree, it was
splendid fun to watch the eager
expectant faces as they waited
for the name to be read out.
there was a lovely doll on the
top of the tree, a doll with an
gel wings, and almost as large
as a sure enough baby. Every
little girl wondered who that
doll was for, and every one had
hope until the good preacher
said : ' Children, you may look
at te doll, but you must not
wi-h for it. That doll is for
the sweet little girl who has
been .-ick so long, and is still
sick. You know that her good
father died the other day, and
she is an orphan now, and I am
sury you will all be glad for her
to nave that doll." Aud they
were glad. I could tell it by
thfir faces, for they all ioved
her and pitied her. After a
while there w.ts a little wooly
sheep rut f'jom the tree. It was
mounted on a stick, and it
woidd 1-at when it was shak
en. W hen the name was called
I had to advance forward and
take it, and the children laugh
ed and cheered so I felt right
sheepish and wanted to bleat
too. I offered it to a little girl,
and she said she didn't need it.
lust then I saw a preacher com
ing in. and so I had his name
;ut on the card and called out
avain, and so the sheep kept
traveli tig and bleating, aud
lots of fun. A red jumping
jaek was givu to the leader of
our choir. He is a tall, stately
gentleman, with red hair and
long red whiskers, aud is every
body's friend, aud when he was
ciili up his genial face turn- d
an red as his beard, and the
wLola concern liked to have
t ok tire as the children laugh
ed and clapped their hands.
I like red hair and redhaired
people. I think the rich auburn
Lair of the Scotch is the pret
ti"t hair in the world. I wish
1 La 1 some on the top of my
haad, but I would be willing to
' 'npr, liaise on gray or green,
any ntla-r color. Well, we had
h'ts Mi' fun and it was all inno
""fit. If anybody had their
tender feelings lacerated we
don't kriow it though there
are -mie feelings that stick out
on purpose to be lacerated. It
"va- the biggest Sunday School
ever Lad, but afraid it
U'ill not last. Now the next
thing we want for our little
church is an organ. "We want
i hundred dollar organ for half
th-3 money, and some organ
Juan had better embrace the op
portunity to lay up some treas
ures in heaven and get in the
papers on earth. We could get
'i-e from Mr. Cleveland or Gen
eral Harrison, for they are both
goo-! Presbyterians, but we
don't want to bother them about
a little thing like that. The
Methodist and Baptists can run
a rftate government right well,
but when it comes to running a
big thing like the nation, we
are jut obliged to have a Pres
byterian. I see by the papers
that Mr. Cleveland is going to
prance around Mrs. Ilarison
and General Harrison is going
to dance with Mrs. Cleveland
at the inaugural ball, but that
is just a little Presbvterian
dance that our folks call twist-
It is considered orthodox by
Sam Jones.aud does next imply
falling from grace. In fact, it
is the on'y dance that Grcner
can perform with alacrity:- id
it suits tlie occasion, as he
goiig to twist out and Ben
min is going to twist in ab'
that time. I am awfully so
for General Harrison. If 1 he
hungry republicans from ;11
the other states are besieging
him like ours from Georgia I
don't blame him for having J , is
life insured. Hid good grai .1
f at her was tormented in " is
day, and actually died from the
autrer and trimlet that ofhce
snekers bored into him. and i m
airaid the grandson will p.ir-
(render and his last sight be,
"Oli, whero sl-uli rost In. fonri.l;
"Host fur the weary soul.
Why don't he take the advice
that Jethro gave to Moses t ud
shova off all this little business
upon his secretary or so ae
I other man.
But the new year brought -is
a box from the boys who j re
far away, and I got a lov dy
blanket for my couch, some
thing to cover me iu my even
ing naps. I can now wrap fie
drapery of my couch about me
and lie down to pleas; nt
dreams. They s.mt their mo-tier
a beautiful shawl and sue
came wrap its drapery arou id
her alabaster shouldero. They
sent the boys some lovely cra
vats and they can wrap tli ir
silken drapery around th-dr
rucks and strut around li se
young peacocks among t ie
girls. Aud they sent their S's
ters a lot of beautiful haudk r
chiefs and they too, can wtp
their r'rapery around thur
necks and inhale the sweet
odors that came with them. So
we were all surprised with v.-i-expected
happiness and iu -e-turn
have sent the boys .ur
potographs, which they lo-.g
have wanted. Hut it was aw -il
hard work to get Mrs. Arp to
set in front of t hat la ge
camera. We have been trying
for years but she wouldn't ;.o.
We have some pictures tl af
were taken when she was young
and rivaled I'ocihuntas in 1 r
beauty and balanced the sea es
at a hundred pounds, and v.e
have her portrait that vas
painted over thirty years ag:
and so she didn't want her ir. -t-ronly
fac and form to go di :n
to posterity in pictures, f
is not satisGed now and :
declares the artist is :io accou
but we all tell her the pho
are splendid. You see thert.
no trouble about photograp
especially cabinet Aze. If .
nose is quite prominent s
slightly elevated, it appe
still more so in the picture,
it strikes out a little nearer
the camera than the rest of
face, aud is a trifle magniC
A small nose takes well ii a
picture, for it becomes lart;r.
I am not alluding to any v se
particular, but just ment on
this as a scientific fact thf I
have diagnosed. Large n es
are a good thing to have for
they indicate force of character
and will-power, but a man 3 -ad
better be cautious about mating
with a woman whose nose is
larger than his own. Sometii -es
I wish that my nose was a tiifle
larger, just a tri e.
TLis is the centennial yea of
the public. It is the one t lat
ought to be celebrated. Cae
hundred years ago on the lirst
day of this month Geo. vVtih
ington was elected presioVnt
and John dams the vice-p es
ident. On the first Wednes lay
in February the votes of Lhe
states were opened and com ted
in Ney York City. Thei it
took a messenge three week; to
to ride on hor.-ebackto Mt. V er
non to tell the general that he
was elected, and it took auother
messenger two weeks to rid? tc
Hoston and tell Mr. Adam.- of
his electiau. Then it took
Washington .several dav to 1, i.ve
a tailor to make him .some
clothes that would suit 'he
great occasion, aud so he iK-ver
reached New York until '.he
20th of April and was ina:i: a
rated on the 30th. So it ir a
historical fact that these Uni
ted States never had a president
until April , 'loth, 1780, and the
government is not yet a hun
dred years old. I thought of all
this last Tuesday night, .he
centennial of Washington's
election, and I got insp! ed
to help and went down towr. to
get some of the parties to 1 dp
me do something and si iot
some j. una and lire off s ;ne
rockets, but nobody see.ned
enthused but the patriot V :1
lingham, aud be said he c;. :ld
not holler any to hurt, and - I
came back home and ot on the
piazza ana threw up 1117 hat
and gave a wild Indian whoop
all alone "Hurrah for W. sh-
mgton! hurrah for Ada: is !"
I exclaimed aud about tiat
lime .urs. Arp came meander
ing to the front and .-ad,
" v as who ? Adam who ?" nd,
What have they been doi g?"
and, when I explained, the
asked me if I was crazy, and
she loked at me with alarn .
saw that patriotism and fc.nti
ment were not appreciated, and
so I subsided to ray normal
meekness. I'm afraid that
am the only patriot in all this
nation that celebrated the ""en
tenuial election day, and this
proves that republics are un
grateful. Not long ago I heard
a man speak disrespectfully of
Washington's little hatchet. Ha j
said it was a myth. But even
fie sun paid homage and re-!
spect to the notable day and
held his face behind the moon;
though I heard an Atlanta man
say that Atlanta got up that
eclipse just to show the world :
what Atlanta could do. I wish J
that our people would pay more .
respect to the memories of the ;
past and less to the sensations j
of the present. A friend asked j
me yesterday if Mr. Hayes was '
living or dead. 1 told him that
he was not dead, but was "sick 1
transit." Bill Ari i
Th.es. Thsri Are Soma Close Sin to
Col. Bob. Ingersoll insists
that there are no angels. He is
mistaken. They ha ie appear
ed on eartb many a time and
oft. A New York paper gi?es
an account of one of which was
observed on an elevated car in
that city only last week. A
newsboy slipped into a seat at
one of the stations and fell
asleep. His feet were a bare
and his hat had fallen off.
Presently a charming creature
entered the car and sat op
posite him. A few moments
later she leaned over and placed
her muff under the fellow's dir
ty cheek. An old gentleman in
the next seat smiled at the act,
and without saying anything
held out a quarter with a nod
toward the boy; the girl hesi
tated a moment aud theu reach
ed for it. The next man just
as silently offered a dime, a
woman across the aisle Ii3ld
out some pennies and before
she knew it the girl with 11 lin
ing cheeks had takeu money
from every passenger in that
end of the car. She quietly
slid the amount iuto the sleep
ing lad's pocket, gently remov
ed her muff - from uudtfr his
head without rousing him and
got off at twenty-third street,
including all of the passengers
in a pretty little inclination of
the head that seemed full of
thanks and a common secret.
Now how could Mr. Ingersoll
have convinced that boy when
he awoke that there were no
DOIT'T BUY 'E2I-
Tharo is 2To lTanritt Then fcr The
In a private letter from a
sensible farmer friend he says:
I would like to have had
more time and gotten up this
article in good shape, but a- I
have to go to Franklin to mor
row and will not get bick in
time to get it up. I concluded
to get up, hastily, to night
what I send you. Please
warn or advise the South to go
very slow about makiug con
tracts for guano. I believe it is
the farmers business to advise
with the merchants about this
matter and not let them bring
in a Iot of guano just now for
several reasons :
One is that guano did not
pay well this year, another is
that guano is very high, anoth
er is that the farmers are going
to try to make their own ma -nures,
and the last and the
best is that thousands of farm
ers will not use it all this year.
If the farmers had the right
kind of training for the next
three months thero rould be
bu little guano used iu this
country. If every farmer in
this country should by accident
sit down and make figures on
how much guano has profited
them for the last ten years, he
would get up and exclaim
Durn me if I ever buy another
sack. Suppose wo say so this
year and then you calculate
and see how much money will
be left here in the south and
would cotton bounce up here?
I hope the merchants will
be very slow to make trades
Farmers think seriously
about buying guano. What.
does it cost in dollars and cents.
What profit is it to you. Could
you trace it this year ?
The Detriot Free Press says:
"The canary is, after nightin
gale, the bird that sings the
best and has the strongest
Did you ever hear a wild un
caged mocking bird rioting in
his vocal powers as only an
uncaged mocking bird does
aud pouring forth a volume of
song that fills the air for half
a mile around includiug with
his own and excelling the songs
of all other birds and dancing
to his own music?
Well, if you will corns down
to our latitude some bright
May morning you may have
that pleasure. Weldon News.
The New Orleans Picayune
says: "It is at this time of the
season the country folk3 wish
SDmebody would make good
roads for them." Mud roads
such as ours, are always very
good when there is no mud,
and when they are muddy they
cannot be worked, so they are
generally left to take care of
LI IE OF THE
il AUD LOVE It.
A St I'U fn "Shiftless, Ne'er do
h it" Bvtiutij'tilly lielated.
l'hirt Story war Ih-kuu January Jlril.
Tiiert w,ts that in the gaze of
Maiinan which, along with other
things, swept away the hist vesti
ges of poor Jack's resolutions, and
ovei oottvred the last faim. efforts
of his vacillating will Ailtl to this
tlie si ones of i-.iioit.s peifi imed by
others, the disgust at seeing the
noble sport spoiled by burglars,
the absorbing and irresistible
passion that only a hunter can
coiii,)ieheii(l, and it is easy to
uiivlfistainl how Jack could hold
out no longer.
it " as a great grief to l-'elise. To
tell the truth, she did not love Jack
a hit tlie less, and her heart was
enti'ely his, but .she instinctively
perc ved that this return to his
unsettled life would compromise
the w hole odltice of her happiness,
Hiivady fragile enough. She lelt
perfec;l tiiat it would be impos
sihle together father to accept
sik:!i a Miii-iudaw ; and if before
tii.ti 1 lage, and in the first tiaus
pnr's o! love, sue bad only obraiued
a temporary victory, surely there
was in: mi for misgivings as to the
fd'ti'H, when assured would have
dn'Ml the edge of passion.
()a I he otner hainl, old Martin,
win) had nor bi-eii too highly Hatter
ed by Jack's piel'eieucc, was
enchanted at the pretest the latter
had .so cinvonit-iitly furnished
ag oast hi'-ist-II, and only waited
for a g tod ujipoi iuuity do dismiss
-1 hive not cr-'-a-M'd you lii your
in l.na !;;," he said to ins daugh
ter, and if Jack had re.ii'y become
an altered m. i'!, 1 .-diuidd eeitaisily
iini li-ve leia-ed my cm sen:. ; but
I 1-ii.v you V, judge lur yor.iself
wheieh.' would leadjou by the
m, id he is taking. L Me hi in to
him s,in t. and forget him. A good
lo iia ig girl like you, and one that
ha - s.:ine! lung ol her owl runs no
n.-k ot nut Hading lovers."'
l-'elise tV!r 'he P. II lorce of this
r asuiiiiig, and could make 110
reply. Hiepis.M'd parts of every
nigiit in weeping, 1 raying, and
filing on all the saints of her
a'd'iamtance to take her out other
trouh.'es ; hut s!ie conl l not make
up her mind to renounce all hope
hy hrea-'ing eiiMtelv with Jack"
"VVel!, weM," said Father Martin
on-' evening, '--ince Lis is so long
i,i deciding, I inii-t in'erfeie my
sei! ; ihis affair has gone on too
long ah 1 ady."
Tin- UfX" time that Jack went to
Tnn-i's I ' :T!i he did not liud Felise
ir;mi: aa 11-ual in the chimney
come:' : o! 1 M ii tin was att 'tiding
to the I) tiling of the pig's-put bv
"Where is Lise !"' asked Jack,
not without a vague presentiment
of evil, and with a slight quive:
in his voict'.
"tji-e is not very well," renlied
her hiAher ; "but though she had
been quite well it would have been
all the same she wou'.d not be
What do yen mean f
"That L se does not a i.-.ii to talk
wirii you and that you are w isting
voiir time in coming here."'
At these cruel words, uttered in
the most indifferent tone, Jack's
heart was torn with such bitter
giiet that he could hardly keep
iiom crying out. lie restrained
himself, however, and b.tiug his
lijt till the: blood came, replied,
And did Lise give jou this mes
sage for me .'"'
! .es, my boy ; only a
ime a 'O. 0:1 this v-i-rv s'.nt
she said to me, If Jaek comes, tell
him to go away again I do not
wish him to speak tome more." 15y
my share of paradise, these are the
very -vorps she said."
''",vi d,"' said Jack, whose eyes
were liia :ig, "f.-il her mat he is
Koiug away again And you sup
pose that is enough to settle the
whole affair ?"'
'(h. it's li aid, it is hard ; I ad
mit that bin Lise is perfectly free
you aie aware of that. Will you
take a gjass to cheer you up
"No, thank you ; I shall soon be
all right without anythiug. i am
oing away, but I shall not hid you
good bye, Father Martin ; and J
think you will likely hear from me
He left the room with a threat
ening air, very pale and trembling
with anger but the change in his
vice and appearance did not appear
to trouble the old farmer in the
There's a pice ot business well
over," unit icvd the old man rub
bing his hands, "and not one of the
easiset either. The raseal will not
give i i yet, I am afraid. It's so far
good that lie should give up com
ing here, but I must have the coun
try rid of him altogether. Let me
think over the matter.
Martin's thoughts were not
long in translating themselves into
actions. Pretending that he wanted
to sell a she-goat, he set out next
morning for Mormoiron accom
panied by his shepherd lad, a boy
of foui teeu or fifteen, who had
come from the workhouse of
Carpentrast, and had been brought
up by his late wife and made to
worK about the farm i'l'or his bread.
The boj's name was Simon but
he had beeu so long .thiu and
sickly that he had beeu nicknamed
"Fifteen Ounces," and the name
had stuck to h'.m, thought he had
necome stroug and healthy at last.
Fifteen Ounces was no great scholar
but he was already a good shep
herd His kuowleise of thp moon.
tain was wonderful, and he always
drove his sheep to the best place.
The poor child bad never been
farther than the village, and the
idea of going to Mormoiron with
big matter filled nim at once with
joy and anxiety. "If we get a ood
price for the oat, there will be
something handsome for," Father
Martin had said and Fifteen Ounces
who had never in his life had a
penny lie could call his own, could
all his own, could think of nothing
but this present all the nay, and
indulged iu the wildest nights of
The goat was sold : Father Mar
tin entered Into a ccnspiiacy with
the corporal of lhe gendarmes for
the capture of Jack and poor
Fifteen Ounces, cunninaly tempted
by his master with the g it f a
fine horn. hauilhd knife, agree 1 to
p! ay the traitor.
Ohauce arranged mailer as well
even as Martin could have wished.
Jack who had not bem at the farm
lor some time, came to throw hi 111-
rself, as the saying is, into wolfs
mouth of his own accord. ();d .Mar
tin received him os usii il. a:;d did
not appear to retain the least ill
feeling towards him on account ol
his violence at their last meeting.
"How is Lise !' sa d Jack seating
himself iu his tfccu-toiiiiai place.
Jjise is very well think you Jack ''
"May 1 talk with her to-day f
'Certainly, if .-he is here, and is
agreeable, but I don't, know whether
she is in the house or not, for 1
have just come iu, and have uoi
seen ai.yi ody jet.
"Don't troublu join sell I shall
see if she is in myself." JacH lost,
aud opening the door at i he foot
of the stair leading to the tit-it
story cried in a loud a;H mildly
imperious tone, "L sc, I am here'!
Come down mm let us nave a little
This appeal and the well known
tones' of the voice so '.car to her
put all Felise's ivsolui yn to flight,
as if by enchantment. Sue ran
down-stairs like a 1. irk to a minor
drtwn by an irresistible, attraction,
and made her appearance instant
ly. What do jou want with me,
Jack?' she i.sked Mushing and
"This is what 1 have go to sa
to ,011, Lise. We liae ttikcd
together for a long tim-, 1 nd I am
now certain that 1 hive a love for
yoa that nothing can o k-oiuj or
weaken, will jou be my wife, aud
will you allow 111.; to a-k you in
Felise became a- pale rp- uli, and
remained specehk'.vs i 1 a momeir,
look'ng now at her father now ai
.er lover, troubled to the deji'hs of
her soul, and hot knowing vw;at to
say. Old Mait ii, wit,. out seeming
the least surpnsed at 1.' e unexpi c
ed boldness of the ieque;, tran
quilly filled hiniseli a gl is- ol lee,
anil drank it off.
"There is mv ha
Felise at last, iu a
tone of voice "do
(id, Ja .-!;.'! said
scarce y audible
;, "ii please.""
Jack '00k the lifie iiaad. wnicti
trembled exc-ssiveh i;i in .- preyed
it gently and gravely tw;c; or
thrice, aud st ui.i
man, who never
ig before the o.d
lo.t a b::c while
this scene was going on,
I ask Lise from joa in
and I promise to be a
faithful liusttand to u 1 .
"Lise is tree."' repbed the old
man, "and I do not il"ulr .hat ou
will make her a l.d h i l hu-biid
but do you really 1 hiuk of taking
her to the mountain wii'.i jiu;o
live in a cave
"Certainly not," lepl.el Jack;
it has become quire ch-ar to m
that 1 must either give u, Lie or
the life 1 have hi' her. o led buC no
sacrifice will be too much lor me. I
am ready for any tiial I know also
that my woid is not sufficient, aud
I must give precis. Li -.ten then to
what I piop-.ise. If I tea am for a
jear steadily working on ihe f.u m
without firing a gnu once i'.-n on
a Sunday will Mm In beve thai I
husbaud worthy 01 her 1 "
"I shall I ask .-.'orbing moie aud
Heaven strengthen you iu your
Jack took t ie man's hand and
clasped it cord ally Felise. .radiant
with happiness, haadid iheni a
glass of wine,'.and all three drank1
to the happy issue of the betrothal,
"Wei," said old Martin, as lie puf
down his empty g'a-s, what is said
is said, but you are giving up an
excellent chance for a? hot, my
"How is that."
"It seems that a magnificent,
covey of partridges are lung on
on the Lauzieie, and eating Jean
de Christol's buckwheat. Fiiueii
Ounces has Hushed them overs day
for several days, -and has counted
ai many as fourteen of them.''
"So he says, and it. is likely
enough to be true. The young ones
are so large, he says too, t hat he
could not tell them froui the old
ones. That will be a tine chance
for Dominique, sim;. you ha-e
renounced the devil."
"Minique will take that shot
when I can say mass, jou will
only have bungled wo;k with him,
yoa may be sure, ol that."
"Oil, you, I know he is not; good
for such, my boy, Manque will kill
two or three of them and wound as
many, and the wounded ones will
flutter away aud die, without
profit to anybody. He has only an
old flint-lock gun anl no dog at
all very different Iron! jou !"'
"I don't mean to lung,'' Jack,
"but it would not he- the first covey
that I have bagged with two shot
Hah, dou't let us think any more
about it, word given, word kept."
"That is speaking like a, man,
Jack, and I see that, of course, but
whal il jou were allowed to take
back your word just iur once ?"' At
the last market iu town partridges
were at a rausoni, and I think it a
great pity to lose a good louis d'or
when one has only to bend down
and pick it up."
"Well, so it is," said Jack, who
in the depth of bis soul was only
too much of this opinion, "but why
tempt me?" Are you tiying me !
or are you only jok.ng V
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
The Warreuton Gazette says
last year was probably the worst
crop year our people have had in
forty years. Nearly every kind of
crop was at least a parti ai failure.
So, it is condition now, and not a
theory, that confronts us, and ir is
therelor- absolutely necessary that
far greater economy thau ever be-
iore ue practicea
THE CONFEDERATE SOLEIESS
Thoj Were an Heroic and Erave set
We love the Confederate
soldier, we love the principle
that he struggrec! for, and -we
belong to a young generation
that will live to see him no
more iu the flesh upon this
earth, but will drop many a
tear at his departure. The ro
mance and pathos and heroism
and courage of his life are de
lightful food for the gifted for
years to come iu music and
poetry, sculpture and painting.
What a banquet the civil war,
with its lour year-of blood and
carnage, the prejudices and
paious it has engendered and
all the results it has accom
plished, spread before the
young man and woman of this
generation who possess genius
and leisure. Some of the plas
antest aud yet sad and pathetic
moments of our life have been
spent iu hearing a Confederate
private giving graphic reminis
cences of his carreer in the
war. Truly the brilliant, brave,
honorable, eeif-sacrficiut? South
ern side of the war in its zeal
beauty and soul is yet untold.
What a happy field for genius
and what a heritage left to the
children of Confederate soldi
ers. Yet the scourage of pover
ty has discourage the gifted in
the South and the stirring ro
mance and thrilling pathos of
the Confedercy are a beautiful
picture without frame or can
vass. Sanford Kxpress.
ITOSTH CAROLINA TEADia.
iis Bzild(?) it up.
The to-vn of LaGrange, with
its large and prcsperous schools,
is supplied with from the Rich
mond mills, and w f of Golds
boro not a bushel of corn or
tneU can be shipped from New
lieru because the high freight
rates take all the profits. What
does the Messenger think of 22
cents per huudre 1 pounds on
corn by the car lo.d from
(Joldsboro to Greensboro. Is
there any encouragement to
-mow trrain to ship under such
a tariff? It seeiDrf to us that
our only hope is in striking for
the Cape Feir it Yadkin Valley.
Wit 1 the main line of this
road extended to Washington
and a branch connection with
the Atlantic it North Carolina,
and a direct line through Jones
and One-low from Wilmington
to New Bern, we will begin to
develop Eastern Carolina and
our own seaport towns will the
benifits of such development.
New Bern Journal.
Take a Wife-
"Doctor, I feel miserable in
mind aud body what shall I
take?" asked an old bachelor
patient of a physician. "Take
a wife," answered the doctor
trrullly. Many are the men who
have profiled by this prescrip
tion. in after life, when the hus
band gets torn by care and
troubles comes to steal away
bis peace of mind, the woman
whom he promised to protect
becomes his protector. SLe
smooths out the wrinkled
brow of care. She props up bis
flagging spirits : she puts new
life iuto his bosom, new hope
iuto his soul, and he goes forth
in the morning with new
strength and new zeal to wres
tie with life and its responsi
bilities. Woman may be weaker ves
sel, but she isn't broken up and
doesn't go to piecies as sooti as
a man. Colman's Rural World.
Use The Cod.
Waldo F. Brown, the well
known Ohio farmer and agrN
cultural writer, has proclaimed
himself a covert to the value of
and cob meal, From actual
ex perience he says he is prepar
ed to believe that the 12 or 14
pounds of cob. when ground
fine, are worth as much as the
same nnmber of pounds of
corn. Mr. Brown has so far ex
perimented only with this meal
for cattle, bnt intends to try it
ou hordes and swine.
The Wife's Wcrl
Th? wife labors day and
night, yea, often sixteen hours
in twenty-four, for the comfort,
happineps and support of the
family as much as the hus
baud ; yes it is sadly true 'tis a
pity it's true that she mustasK,
like a child or a slave, for a
small portion of the income
and like a child to be often
refused. Shelby Aurora.
A Small "If."
I'onsonby's Prospects Mr.
Dolliver "So you want to mar
ry my daughter? IJave you
any means of existence ?" Pon
sonby. "At present, none, but
I have very brilliant prospects"
Mr. Dolliver "dare say, but
suppose I don't die for a good
many years, what's troing to
become of you then?" Drake's
Since a Railroad Commission for
North Carolina is an appirent
certainty, the prospects of iv'stern
Carolina are much brighter. New
WHAT OUR It El' it ES EN TA -TI
VES A It E UOING.
A Summary of The Work of The
General Assembly Now in Ses
sion ut lialeiyh.
On Wednesday of last week the
General Assembly of North Caro
lina assembled at Raleigh.
At 12 o'clock, Maj, Charles M.
Stedtnan, Lt.-Govemor called
the Senate to order.
1'iiou roll call ouly one Senator
The following officers were elect
eu. Chief Clerk, R. M. Furman,
Reading Clerk, D. :. Xichr.lson.
Door keeper, W. V. C'tftou, Assist- !
ant, A. Noble.
Engrossing clerk Mike Brad- '
Senator Payne introduced a
resolution to create a select commit
tee of three on the part of the Sen
ate and live ou the part of the
House of Kepresenta aves to con
sider all matters nlai-ng to a rail
road commission. Paced ou the '
HOUSE OF REPKESESTATIVES. 1
The House of Jlepresentativei i
was called to order by Geo. .M
bulla, Principal Clerk of the last ;
Upon the call the members came
forward and presented their cer-'
titieates, signed t tin roll and were I
Ou call of the roil counties the,
followir:: notices ol' contest weie1
given, Bertie county, Linius lioul- !
hac, republican, agaiust E. R. Out- i
law. demoera, Graham county, Joel 1
L. Crisp, republican, against Reu- :
beu Career, democrat, Halifax
couuty, Christopher Baker aud I
John M. Pittinan. republicans.
agaipst W. J. Authony aud T. H,
Taylor, democrats. Kii hmoud couu
ty, John B Covington, republican
against 1. i Wooteuaem., Jones
county, F F. Green, republican.
against E. M. Foscue, democrats.' I
Pender couuty, R. 3i Croom re-
publican, against li. C Johnson
democrat. Wake county. L 31
Green, republican against L D 1
The following office cs were elect-!
Speaker. A Leazcr. Prlneinai i
Clerk T B Womack, Reading Clerk
li A Latham, Lngrr -sins (Jleik I
Clerk, YV T Crawford. Enrolliii-'-
Clerk of both Houef , J 31 Brown
Door keeper, 1) R Jalian, Assist
ant G L Kiloatrick.
Thursday January, 10:11.
Bills and Resolutions introduced:
Dr. Ring : Resolution in regard
to the inauguration of Onvenmr
Fowle. Placed oa the calendai.
3Ir. Tnrner. of Iredell: BosoJn. !
tion adopting the ruies of the last !
euate uutu new rules s ha 1 he
adopted. Taken up nnd adopted.
3ir. Thomas: Resolution concern
ing the Blair educational bill-
Placod on the calendar.
31 r. William, of Put: Bill to be
entitled an act to reduce the Icaal
rate of interest, Referred to the,
committee on liunuce.
Dr. King's resolution on inansn .
ration was taken troih the calendar
and adopted. This r solution nrn-
vides for a committee af thrpe from
the Senate aud five fr-aa the Hou-e
empowered to make all uecessai,.
arrangements lor lov. Fowle's
inauguration and to jxpend 500,
and instructs the Treasurer to nr.,
the warreuts of this joiut commi:
3Ir. Payne called uu Senat.n reso
lution No.' to creato a ioiut se
lect committee on Railroad fnm.
mission, and it was amended tr.
consist of five from the Senate- am'.
eight from the House aud adopted.
Mr. .turner. of Iiede 1. called nr.
the resolution creating a joint com
mittee on joint rules and it wa
HOUSE OF REIT.ESENXATIVES.
3Ir. Ptigb: In relation to the
Blair educational bill. Calendar.
3Ir, 3IcCotter: To prevent tlu
spreading of diseases among cai
31r. Crisp: To expedite contest
id election cases in the Genera.
3Ir. Amis: In relation to road
and highways. Calendar.
3Ir. Amis: In re'.ath n to convicts.
Committee ou penal institutions.
3Ir. Sutton. In relation to Siat
3Ir. Lawson: u relation ti
amendment of section 2,GG8 of the
code aud repeal of section 819 oi
the same. Judiciar, .
3!r. Amis: In n'ation to th
encouragement of shcop bnsbaudi y .
Committee on agriculture.
3Ir. McDonald- Iu relation to a
railroad commissioa. Calendar.
31r. Walser: To aiaend chapter
180, Laws 188.J. Jud ciary.
3Ir. Beddingfield, of Wake: In
relation to a railroad commission.
3Ir. Walker: In relation to the
qualification of voters. Calendar.
3Ir. Tilley: In relation to an ap
propriation lor a colored orphan
asylum. Committee on finance.
3lr. 3IcGil!: To prevent manu
factureis and otuers from usiair
nou transferable scrip. Judiciary
A resolution from the Senate in
regard to the inauguration of Gov
elect Fowle was concurred in.
3Ir. Blevins; In regard to fur
nishing members of the legislature
with the Code.
The Governor's 3Iessage was
then read and sent to the Seuaic.
Most of.the sessior. was takeu up
by the reading of iae GeveruorV
Friday, January 11 1888-
Petitions, Kesolutions and Bil
tition from citizens of Ireucli
unty, requesting the repeai of
a merchants purchase tax.
3Ir. Toms Resolution requesting
e Secretary of State to furnish
nators with two volumes of the
'deof 188.") and 1SS7- Kules sua
nued and adopted.
3Ir. Emry Joint resolution to pay
fks to the Hoard of State Can
issers. Under suspension of the
.es was passed its several read
' ,s and transmitted to the House
Mr. 3Ioore, Joint rcolution rev
esting our Sen tors and members
Congress to use their best efforts
- the lmmediataud total abolition
the internal revenue taxes. Made
ccial order for the morning hour
Mr. Llueback, Resolution re
vesting our Senators and members
1 Congress to use all efforts for
Le total repeal of the entire inter
1 revenue system. 3Iade special
der for tomorrow immediately
er the disposition of the other
."dr. Blair, Bill to regulate the
s of solicitors iu capital cases,
ferred to the judiciary commit-
Mr. liolton, Bill to amend
tions 2,01 'J aud 2,021 of the
to overseers of
to the judiciary
31r. Thomas Bill to prevent
uds in the sal; ot lands and
ittel property under mortgage
31 r. Green: Bill to prescribe a
inform system of text books for
public schools of tho State,
erred to the committee on edu
tiou. .Ir. Lucas: Bill to amend the
ctiou laws of North Carolina,
.ferred to committee 011 judicia-
The president aim tunced the
Judiciary. 31r. Kerr, chairman,
ssrs Pen, :iea!)s,Bailey, Turner,
' Irede;'.; Little LvGrand. Bar.
'. Smiths, Pajne, Lucas, Green,
i'nvib-ges and Elections; 3Ir.
'iie, ciiairaiaij; 3Iessrs Pou,
uipoell, Briggs, Williams, ol
imbeiland, Pajtie, Rice Line-
Kdueatio'i; Mr. Shaw, chairman,
issrs LOerahd; Sills, Bennett,
Ciiniii'di. Bailev. Jones.
iiiteinal Improvements; Mr
aiis. chairman; 3Iessrs Long,
tU-r, Keir. King, Twltty,
oipbell, Lucas, Smith Luck and
blanks and Cunency; 3Ir Toms,
airman, 3iesfrs Aycock, Abbot,
rthing, B air, Green.
Corporations; 31 r. Barber, chair
it!, 3Iessrs Bailey, Poa, 3Ieans,
cock, Lucas, Thomas.
Agriculture, 3Iechanics and
ning: 3Ir- Williams, of Pitt,
lirman, 3lessrs Reid, Robinson,
.r.y, Aycock, Shaw, White,
)ghes, LeGrand, Lineback,
Penal Institutions: Mr. Pou,
airman, 31essrs Bailey, Twitty,
nth, Hughes, Green, Wimber-
Salaries and Fees; Mr. Leeper,
lirmatn, 3Iessrs Briggs, LeGrand,
' 'ck, Bennett, Rice, Wimberly.
Federal Relations: 3Ir. LeGrand,
i- airman, Messrs Williams, of
I t, Little, 3Ioore, Smith, Farth
; ,x and Lusk.
iusurance: 3Ir. Long, c' airman,
V jssrs Toms, Sills, LeGrand,
j onias, Copeland, Browi..
Institutiou for the D. D. and B:
1. Reid, chairman. 3iessrs Bailey,
ritty, Hughes, Crawford, Cope
Fish and Fisheries; Jlr. Lucas,
airman, 31essrs Abbott, Stubbs,
nek, Robinson. Copeland, Rice.
Claims: 3Ir, Campbell, chairman,
?ssrs Shaw, Brock, Smith, Briggs,
Propositions and Grievances:
ir. Turner, of Iredell, chairman),
'essrs Long. Kerr, Robinson,
niier, ol Catawba, Waters,
1 .Military Affairs: 3Ir. Stubbs
tail man, 31essrs. Aycock, Emry,
..rid, Leeper, Faulkner, Green.
Insane Asylum: 3Ir. Bailey
iirman, M-jssrs Kerr, King,
.eock. Turner, of Catawoa,
. urner, of Iredell, 3Ieaus, Shaw,
ubbs' Hamilton, Banks, Wil-
ims of Cumberland, Blair
i HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The following bills were Intro
duced: 3Ir. Long, of 3Iecklenburg: In
-iatlon to fences and stock. Com
nttee on propositions and griev
.nces. 3lr. Nc-wland. of Caldwell; Iu
Nation to establishing a railroad
3Ir. Mastin, of Wilkes: In rela
011 to chapter 27. section 1,246 of
ie code, so as to allow county sur--yors
tc take proofs of deeds and
Mr. Lyon, f lUaden; Relating
entry of vaca t lands. JudicU
3Ir. 31astin, of Wilkes: To
r,end the section 2,674 of the
de, in n g ad to the regulation
1' elections. Calendar.
Mr. Cooke, of Franklin; Chang
:g tiie name of Henderson Sav
:gs Bank to that of Citizens' Na
tnal Bank. Calendar.
31 r. Push of Randolph: To pro
bit the hiring out of convicts.
3Ir. Dills, of Jackson: Iu rela
on to carrying concealed weapons
3Ir Sutton, of Cumberland: In
lation to the cancellation of deeds
id mortgages. Judiciary.
3Ir. Sutton, of Cumberland: Re-
' asing the graud juries of the
tate from certain duties. Judi-
3Ir. Sutton; In relation to lawful
ences 1 feet to be the legal
eight. Committee oa proposi
tions and grievances.
3Ir. Sutton: To prevent the in
rtase of hog cholera and other
3Ir. Amis, of Granville: To repeal
ectiou 2.C78, chapter 16 of the
ode -appointing judges of elec-
316, Laws 1887.
to the burying the bodies of dead
animals. Propositions and griev
ances. 31r. Hoffman, of Burk: To repeal
chapter 76, Laws 1887. Committee
on propositions aud grievances.
31r. Sutton, Regulating the
election laws of North Carolina.
Committee ou privileges and
3Ir. Hopkins, of Rockingham :
Incorporation of the Methodist Pro
testant Church. Propositions and
3Ir. Long of Columbus Amend
ing chapter 1.076, of the Code. Jas.
titration of official bonds. Judici
ary. Mr. Wooten, of Lenoir Amend
ing chapter 141, laws of 1887, in
regard to the stock law. Pro
positions and grievances.
1 louse bill No. 2, relating to far
uishing copies ot the Code and
laws to members, was amended to
to include the laws of 1883 and
House bill No. 3, called np and
passed its several readings relating
to instructing Congress in regard
to the National Banking Act.
House bill relating to the Savings
Bank of Henderson N. C., passed
its several readings, was ordered
engrossed and sent to the Senate.
A message was received from the
Senate relating to a joint Belect
committee oa the railroad com
mission The House concurred by
a resolution to appoint a commit
tee. The House after appointing the
following standing commitees ad
journed until 10 o'clock today.
Propositions and Grievances,
3Iesnrs. Hamilton, Hood, McGill,
Baird, Blanton, Blue, Defora,
Franks, Johnson, JIarsh, Tearson,
Reynolds, Starbuck, Trull, Hob
Penal Institutions; 3Iessrs. Hoke,
Gibbon, Newland, Marsh, of Union,
Overman,MiIler, Long, of Mecklen
burg, White, Wooten, of Richmond,
Yancey, Walser, Stai buck. Trull.
Education; Messrs. Dougbton,
Overman, Alexander, Clifton,
Littleton, Hewitt, Jones, Outlaw,
Cheek, Cooper, Hendricks1 Pngb,
Privileges and Elections; Messrs.
Ljon, ,Sutton, Jones, Newland,
Gilnian, Cherry, Chadwick, Dunlap,
Long, of Columbus, Walser, Hen
dricks, Amis, Crisp.
Internal Improvements; Messrg.
Cook, Chadwick, 31cCubbins,Make
ly, Coflield, Wooten of Lenoir,
3Iatheson, McDonald, Check, Pear
son, Scoott, Cooper, Reynolds,
Hoi loway, Crowder.
Engrossed Billsf Messrs. Walker,
Wilmington, Bine, Sills, Bell, Bed
Carter, Uoke,Walser, Beddingfield,
ud Anthony as House branch.
Th9 Eing of Denmark
Two American boys made the
acquaintance of tbe King of
Denmark, last summer, under
very peculiar circumstances.
They were skylarking in tho
streets of Copenhagen, and one
boy tossed the the other's hat
into a tree. While the victim
was trying to dislodge it, there
came along an old gcnMeman,
with umbrella under h arm
and his head buried iu his
"Please, sir," said the L itless
boy, "will you ' get my hat?"
The old gentleman fished
around with his umbrella for
about five minutes.Jand failing
to dislodge the hat, allowed the
boy to mount his shoulders,
and, with the umbrella, finally
captured the hat. As the boy
dismounted and thanked the
old gentleman, another gentle
man came along, who saluted
and called the one with the
umbrella, ''Your Majesty."
Being an American boy, our
boy was not paralyzed, but he
thinks the King deserves his
kingdom. In fact, the King of
Denmark is a capital fellow,
lie loves to mingle with the
people in their amusements,
and there is no fol-de-rol of
royalty about him. Golden
The Roxboro Courier is now
owned by Noel Brothers. Brother
Hackney retires from the paper.
The Charlotte News is nr
morning daily. Hari'. is' mating
t good paper, say our exchanges,
The Fisb, Oyster and Game
Fair at New Berne, will be held
this year February 19, 20, 21 and
Judge Davis addressed the ne
groes on Emancipation day at
Louisburg. We'll wager all we
have got that he gave them words
The Plant says the Durham shut
tle and Bobbin 3Iills will be start
ed in a few days, the capacity of
the 31ills Laving been nearly
Col. W. T. Blackwell has been
elected President of tbe Durham
Street Railway Company and the
fare reduced to two and a half cents
if tickets are purchased at one
The Kerneraville News learns
that a colored man and a white la
dy are candidates for the position
of Post mastership at Brown Sum
mit, with chances about evenly di
vided. The 3Ionroe Enquirer writes that
hereafter persons reporting large
bogs killed will please bring the
editor one of the hams, ''not neces
sarily for publication, but a guar
antee of good faith."
A furniture factory in Charlotte
furnishes most of the furniture sold
in Robeson county as well as a
large area of country, says the
Fayetteville Observer. The one in
Goldsboro is doing well also. We
love to see enterprises of this char
acter prosper. They keep money
at home that otherwise would go
introduced. Mr Turner, of Xred