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The Wilson advance. (Wilson, N.C.) 187?-1899, December 12, 1889, Image 1

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f : J FOS all sums OF THE ADVANCE 1, u I OK I.Y JOll Work- : dollar asd fifty cents send YOUR OE DEES "LET ALL THE ENDS THOU AIM'ST AT, BE TIIV COUNTRY'S, T11V GOD'S, AND TKUTIISV Cash in Advance. -TO THIS OFFICE- VOLUME 19. WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA, DECEMBER 12. 1889. NUMBER 4fi ARP'S LETTER ::i:s AO PLACE HOME. LIKE ,,( Si in pa li y For F.a rh , Misfortunes is The lie World Over. I am a belated traveler iiua lowu. The Mem : .in won't go until the uille train cornea. "Nour h ilt' late," says the "tick l.'ive man," and that I. at I will lose connec i Memphis and fail to ; iv appointments beyond ; was at home. Home i place in the world. A with two children said tit'ul voice, "did he say ir and a half ?" "Yea "Win mat delay me npliis from going riifht It will, ma'ia." She her face away, but 1 saw ; .-trss aud heard her say r y : "1 m afraid we will 1 ite." Too late too late I wondered. I found :ir wards. It was "too . i -ce her daughter, who .v iiu' when the telegram . 1 her. , ;t a world of trouble. ;ir mother's trouble svd up my own vexation -! ppointment for a time. , : 1 a half late," I heard and a Northern man ! ; r Florence said, "That's : with these Southern ; tl-. You can't rely upon i Vmi never know when will reach a place until you :;'re. Why dident the i i- traiu leive on time, ..- ? Why should it wait au twille'.''' A big round , . i-liiaan took up the watrer - il- "The Knoxville his got some of your on it, and it wouldn't ill-appoint 'em when they re. They are from the y hi know." "Nour and :! late," said a good natur . i man. "That means two ji i a half, and my little will be waiting for me at to to take me four - 'jonie in the country. lie so bad sitting there in i but it ain't as bad as A ir. thank the Lord." The Mi l a half passed, and two iii.l two and a half, and I 1 the good natured man i r an old ditty, "Pray hang butcher, make butch il ox, make ox drink water i waterquench fire,make fire -ti -k, make stick beat kid, kid tio time kid and I at home hour and a half hat I knew he was sigh .vhile he sanr, for he was . ;ir about that boy. ! it a world of love and i t there is in sympathy. '! belated train did come -:. and I reckon the are over; I hope they !.i!e waiting in the large ; .;: room of the Reed it was curious to watch i-y people come and go tht traveling merchants their business letters, ,-ir home letters.and their -.t-r-, at the long table : the incaudecent lights. . ! almost tell what kind titer it was by looking . thir various faces and - i ns. "What are you ; -. J i in ?'' said one. i.r to my sweetheart; ' ar- you writtug ?" "Writ- my mother," he said, and . iiid earnestly over the I' diil me good to hear -ythat he was writing ia tlier. Heard another i'i.I- ir a hard town for : ii-ii:eHs: I (lid tvice as ii I'.irminiiham did bet- mi i h ton ; I will shake a-t oil mv feet in the and try the reat city . :i:tr." The people moved i---everv train brou :ht and took out some. . itor was all the while ap and riding down. ' aliani came in with a i two violins and trave i an music, and then around and took in (i l nickels from most folks who were not I have noticed how ly some folks read ou i-ions They don't hear i at all, and of course ". ant to pay for what In t hear. The Italians ' Home, Sweet Home" i iations, and the sweet touched me so I put a i the hat, for it was it, and I remembered poor friendless wan aIio played it so well ' place, no home, and blue sea was between : 1 their native soil It - -'fined to me that a flue a must have some lov 1 lovable emotion, for ' a close akin to heaven, m 1 to be the only thing rth that is common to "i 1 to men. knoxville train came in ju-t three hours late, 1 not take it for Mern Ahoiit midnight 1 steam y for Nashville, aud 1 down on my valise and "t and went tr sleep; 'hat is tired nature's ' -t'irer. The next even !d me at Troy, which ;' destination, and I was lor my appointment " all night's rain that "1 lay audience. We held ,; l've feast for an hour and I met some old 1'UI ' la friends friends of the old war times when Dr. Caldwell was commander of the post at Rome and Forrest captured Strait and brought him in a prisoner with his 1,(500 mn. Dr. Caldwell is living here in Troy and we got together and retold the events of that thrilling time; how he organized the ineelisb. 300 strong, or rather 300 weak, for they were the halt and the lame and the blind and the superanuated, and he - armed them with old guns and pistols and a cracked cannon and load ed the cannon with nails aud tacks and scraps of old iron, which was the be-t he could do, and then marched the meelish across the bridge to meet the foul invader if lie should dare to come. About the critical juncture it was perceived that some of the meelish were com ing back across tLe bridge, and so Colonel Caldwell had the plank of the floor torn up and exclaimed : "I'll be dogond if they shall have any chance to retreat. We must fight. I repeat it, sir, we must fight." And I believe to this day that if Strait had have come those meelish would have fought, for they had got doTu behind the bank of the river here the Yankee couldn't see them, and they were obliged to fight, or swim, or surrender. But the fighting time never came for General Forest with his three hundred men had captured Strait with his one thousand and six hundred men away down the road and brought him in, and the plank floor was put back and the meelish marched up in the rear ;fid received a share of the boquets and grati tude of the women and child len. The Doctor asked me in a dreemy way about the old Iriends, Judge Underwood and Colonel Shorter aud Tom Per son and Jim Berry and Judge Maguire and Cohen and JBur wel'l, aud old man Noble and Sam Noble and Dr. King and Mr. Rawlins, and Colonel Printup and many others and all I coull siy say was: ' Dead, dead, dead. Every one you have named is dead." He looked down sadly and said : "Well, it has been nearly a quarter of a century, and nearly everybody I used to know right here in my old home is dead. Death is tne common lot. How does it happen that you are alive and look so -young and vigorous." After the lecture we took a hack for our home six of us, and two of them were ladies. It was dark dark as Erebus, aud rainimr aud the mud was deep and the ditches full, aud as we crossed a little bridge oue of the horst- missed it, and fell six feet into a ditch, and the tongne was snapped like a pipestem, and the hack caroera ed, and the women screamed, and the men jumped out and caught them in their urms, aud, as I was the last to leave the siuking ship, I just fell out in a tumultuous way right in the mud and water, and we all waded away ii.m the wreck with alacrity aud gratitude. "A kuife ! a knife !" said the driver, and I handed him mine as I run, for I could dimily see that one horse was in the ditch with his legs uppermost and the other looked like he was trying to climb Mt. Vesuv ius. The driver declared his horse was dead neck broken. We didn't stop to the inquest, for a Trojan horse never was a reliable institution. These lit tle episodes when they come all unexpected and are soon over are quite delightful after they have passed. They im piess themselves upon y"ui and gives you something to talk about and magnify and tell to the children when you net home. Troy is a good town and has good people and I hope that Union City won't be al lowed to steal her Court House. Whenever a town gets ahead of her neigh' or, it looks like her people want everything they can get regardless of conse quences. I am for Troy. I am, horso or no horse. Bill Aui-. Giving Him the Scripture- The negroes especially the preachers are catching on to the Idiosyncrasies of 'St. John,' of the Postoffice Department. Here is how they talk to the 'breeches-maker' : A slick-looking dejegation of Baltimore Republicans call ed on him yesterday to protest against the longer continuance in office of Postmaster Frank Brown. After exhausting all the arguments, one of the dele gation, a preacher, said, a a concluding blow : Au', Mister Postmaster GinT, it's again de scriptur.' How so ?' W'y don't de scriptur' say, You shall not cas' de children's bread to de dogs ?' Hain't Postmaster Brown got over 300 places uuder him?' Washing ton Correspondent of the Statesville Landmark. Dr. Bogg used to tell of a Scotch woman to whom a neighbor said, 'Ephil, I wonder hoo ye can sleep with sae uiucl.le debt onj your head !' To which Epnil quietly answered, 'I can sleep foo well, but I wouder they can sleep that trus' me ' FOR THE FARM. MATTERS OF INTEREST TO TILLERS OF THE SOIL. Original, Ilorroived, Stolen and Communicated Articles on Farming. The Wadesboro Mes3enger-In teligencer says tbat oue of the re kuUs o' the short cotton crops in tuat the farmers of Anson county have seeded a much larger acreage of siiiatl grain than usual. The Salisbury Watchman Baya Mr Jim Graham, who lives near Cleveland, is reported as having quite a curiosity in four pigs, each having eight feet. A line chance lot those who like pickled pig feet. Would it not be wise for our far mers to look to the importance of making all the measure at borne, and not wait until next spring to buv a lot of worthlees compound uusuited for their lands, and at high prices. Mount Olive Telegram. From the entire eastern portion of the State comes a wail of dis tress, want, and sufferiug, in cou sequence of short crops. Possibly, this is the hand of Providence to enforce exoduj of the negro. Hen derson Tomahawlk, What uiichfv nossibilities lie in the way of the unpretending wa termelon. It has been demonstra ted that it makes exc lent syrup and a Kansas man makes vinegar out'em, for which he gets t?n dol lars a barrel. -Wilmington Star. Here in North Carolina there are farms, ouly a few miles from the railroad, whose value is at a mini- num, yet which, were the roads intersecting them of the first class would at once rise in value were they twice as far from steam tran snorsation. Good roads are a na tional benefit. llocky Mount PllGMiix Mr. J. R. Chne's acre of up land which was entered for the prize offered by the State Agricultural Association, was gathered last weeK. It was measured acurately by a surveyor with a chaiu, aud the corn measured and certified to by a committee of dis interested parties. The yieid was fif't-two bushels. Newton Enter prise Ileie's a sample of short crops talked; A farmer in this county planted oue hundred aud twenty tive acres in cotton and expected to get seventy -rive bales. The rain and the hail came and ruined all iut about twelve acres. From the twelve acres he goi oue bale. This mau is a good farmer, the rain the hail and the frost ruined his cotton this year. New Berne Journal. We should be thankful when we read of hard times in the East Our corn crop will bread us and feed our stock, our wheat crop gives us a surplus, we have some sroek to sell, our crossties and oth er lumhei furnished a suplus and our tobacco crop makes us inde pendently wealthy. We are bet ter cll'thaii the East and the South by 100 per cent. If, when we have any money would be easy and oar own debts could be paid. Lenoir Topic. Mi. Green Russell, of Goose Creek township, who is about 75 years of age, was in town Tuesday, trjiii" to engage some poik he wished to bring to towu. Mr. Rus sell never bought a pound of flour or pound of meat iu his life, a.id coru only ouce, and uever owed a debt that he didn't pay. Ue uow has a sufficiency of this world's goods to comfort his decliuiug years. Economy and good judg ment, combined with industry, will bring a competency to any man who will practice them, Monroe Enquirer Express. FIOIITINCi IUUD TIMES. The Clinton Caucasian gives an autidote for hard times in the ex ample f a farmer in Samp.sori Co. who has been farming in a little way thirty-three years, has sold ac cording to his books 4,537 bushels of corn : has given to the poor 381 bushels ; uever bought or used any foreign fertilizers ; his name has never been entered on the debtor side of the account book of peddler, tinker, niei chant, lawyer, doctor, minister or editor, all because he was educated to make his home supplies aud also some extra to supply his less wise neighbors. It requires only a moderate amount of sense to accomplish such results, yet how many fall short of even the above standard. ALLIANCE AND POLITICS. We are no cbampion of tbo Alli ance, because we are not a member of it, cannot be and are not suppos ed to know its secrets, and we have learned that a man gets no thanks lor volunteering to champion either meu or measures. But we think from what we know of the Alliance material in Warren and from i.nnvpr.sations with its members, we can sr.y to those uueasy, politi cians who are beseeching the Alliance to keep out of politics for fear tbat the Democratic party will be injured, that they are trembling without sufficient cause, and they need have no tear. The better the Alliance mau the better the Demo crat lit) is their principles are the same. Warreuton Gazette. TOOK HALF AND HALF The uovelest case on record in regard to jute bagging falls to the lot of Goldsboro, and the iucident serves to show bow strongly wed ded the Alliance men are to their anti-jute campaign, Ou our streets for sale recently was a bale of cot ton, onehalf of the wrapper of which w ,s tow baggiug, and the other half jute. Tiie bale of cot ton was owned in common by two farmers, one of whom as an Al liance man, the other was oue or the few farmers in this section op presed to the Alliance, but he was mtghty staid in hia opposition, an t consequently being unable to win over hia no less heroic partner of of the Alliance affinity, they com promised by wrapping the cotton 'half and half.' Goldsboro Argus. CULTIVATE TOBACCO. It la the true nolicv of our far mers to diversify their crops. With a soil that suits everything, there is no reason wny we suouiu couuue ourselves to one or two crops. With the capacity to produce the finest hrisht tobacco lu the world as the prices our farmers have ob tained this year clearly prove, we are fully convinced that tobacco ought to be made our malu market crop. We have as fine fruit and grape soil as there is in America and we think our farmers will hud it profitable to give more attention to these crops. But whatever you plant, dou't neglect to make plenty of bread and meat. To fail to do this is bad farming and the result will inevitably oe disastrous. Nashville Ar gonaut, HOT CAUGHT THAT WAY. It is amusing to watch the capers which some of the North Carolina Republicans cut as they try to slip up on the Alliance to put salt ou its tail. It is too game a bird to be bagged in that way. A Republic in siguing himself ''Progress" and dating his letter ac Washington, writes to the Raleigh Signal a screed in which ho throws up the sponge as far as the prospect of Republican success in this State in the future is concerned. lie sajs that the party iu this State, "with its solid negro vote,'' cau not hope for any success. Ue moves to disband then, does be f That is about the size of it. He advises ''individual Republicans" to make common cause with the Alliance. We second the motion The Re publicans will get into mighty good tariff retorm company, aud will do the moss sensible, patriotic thing that they have ever attempted, if they will vote just a the Alliance men vote. The great mass of the Alliance men are tariff reformers and Democrats. We suppose that he refers to the great white Farm ers' Alliance of North Carolina. It may be that he refers to the colored Alliance. If so, they are mostly Republicans. But we welcome this first sigu of "Progress" we have noted among the North Carolina ttepublicans in 20 years. Lenoir Topic. EDITORIAL TALE- Camnents cn Varisus Subjects Prca tie Columns of Our Exchanges STANDING OUT OF BOSTON'S WAY. Boston wants more colored servants. We trust nothing will interfere with Boston's getting several millions of them. Wil mington Star. BREECHES AND BREACHES. There are still many and bit ter complaints about papers not reaching our subscribers. AVe warn Brother Wanamaker that in giving his time to his breech es he is making breaches on our business. Greensboro Work man. THE SCHOOLS AND TAXES. The white men pay 591.50 of every one hundred dollars taxes collected iu the South. And yet there are some Northern people who pretend to wonder that wo insist upon a wbite man's government down here. Oxford Day. BEWARE OF RALEIGH, GOVERNOR. Will Gov. Fowla take a little kind advice in anticipation of Judge Gilmer's resignation? If you wish to escape eternal nam nation from the newspapers don't let his successor come from Raleigh. A word or two to the wise ought to be suffic ient. Reidsville Review. TIIEY START BIGHT. We are proud of our Demo crane minority that it has so soon and so bravely taken its stand on tariff reform. There is no mistake now, aud with the encouragement to be taken from the vote of those States which have recently expressed through their ballot their sense on the subject, we have assur ance that the fight will be push ed on to victory. Asheville Citizen. EDUCATE THE GlRLS. In some sections of the coun try there are a few restless fe male agitators for "woman's rights." 'I hey have been ask ing the men to let them vote and hold office. These women are abusing their talents. They should ask men to furnish their sex better educational advan tages. Men are properly selfish in political rights but they can not be consistently and logical ly selfish when it comes to serving mental food. Sanfor-1 Express. An Appeal From the Sanctum. Some prowling rogue stole the editor's wood two week's ago and this week they went into his swe 3t potatoes. Watch out, you limber twisted, nimble fin gered, crop eared, sneaking vil lain. We will do our best to. catch you, and will shoot to hit, not to kill, but we might acci dentally nit in the killing place. Be ashamed to steal from an editor. Hide your head in grief and make restitution like a man. Polkton News. Tie who Duts a bad construction on a good act reeals his owu wick edness of heart Livingston. THE bOUTH'S HOPE- VIE WS OF A L EADINQ N. C. DEMOCRAT. A lirifhf, Original and Hopeful Idea. Looking to The Improve inent of The farmer's Cowrfi lion in The Soutfiern States. The verdict of the country at the polls last (all was for protection to American industries, and it be comes the South to make the most of it. There is hone for the South if we are able properly to use na ture's special gift to us -our poer to produce cotton for cotton is s'.ill king, and will continue to be if fair treatment is accorded it. If the same ratio of protection were extended to the producers of this staule that is granted to manufac turers, we would feel that we were dealt with justly, and be more kindly disposed towar 1 protection ; for nnder eijual prf-v'json cotton planting and cotton manufacturing would march together to prosperity. Every conceivable argument lor the protection of the cotton manu facturers can be urged with equal justice for the protection of its producers. Cottton production employs more labor, and creates a larger maiket for Northern and Western produce. The higher the priceof the staple, the better for all concerned. I maintain, as an economic pro position, that the Government, by exteudiug to the planter the same ratio of protection mat it extends to the manufacturer, can secure to the former thirteen cents per pound for his product. I name thirteen cents because that would be obtained by adding forty-seveu per cent, to the present average market price, aud that is also the average percentage of protective duties. To understand my propo sition we must know the relative proportion of the cotton crop of the Southern States to that of all the world, aud also that the cotton mills of this country uever consume more than one quarter of our aunu al crop, while European mills must have the remainder to keep their macbiuery ruuuing. The total annual crop of t'e world is estimat ed at 9,500,000 bales ol 400 pounds each. The Southern States pro duce three.fourths of this crop, or about 7,000,000 bales. The world's consumption of all kinds ot cotton goods increases fully as fast as does the production of the staple, consequently there is no surplus at the end of atiy fiscal year to indi cate over -produc'ion. "so Song as the supply is in excess o! fair market demand," sas Mr. Kelley, "the producing nation may name the pi ice of its production' The United States is such a nation. Its planters produce three-fourths of a staple which is of the utmost im portance to the world. Three tourths of all the cotton consumed by foreign uations is the produ t of our Soutl em fields. Is it not a reasonable, a just demand, that the planters t whom this country is indebted lor this annual cieation of wealth should receive such protection fiom the Govern ment as to retain an tquitable share of the profits of their labor ! Oir cotton 'Manufacturers a'e pro tected a id become rich because of it. Our cot ton planters are unpro tected. They cannot, unaided by the Government, lis the price of their product. What I contend for is that the ti ver:iment shall throw around otton culture the same arm of protective c.tr rt;at it gives to the manufacturer, and thus assist the cottou planter in making the European 'nauufacturer pay a reasonable price for his product, thus relieving the former from hi present dependent condition of be ing compelled to market his crop at such a price as the European manufacturer dictated twelve months before tbrough the agency of the Liverpool Cotton Exchange, It is ciuel as well as unjust for the Government to tacitly permit the manufacturers of Europe to control the (n ice of one of our most valu able crops, one wh'ci is grown nowhere el-e in such abuudance or of equal quality. It is manifest ly to the benefit ol every American interest that, if tie Government possesses the power to prevent sacri licial prices, it should exercise it as a simple actfot justice to the poor, long-neglected cotton planter. Xow for the solution of the problem the means by which the Government can give this assist ance without hazard of loss. Let a part of the treasury surplus b-' expended in building ottou ware houses at convenient points in the South. L"t the Government say to the cotton planter, "II manufac turers will not pay you thirteen cents a pound, bring your cotton to the waiehouse, and on strict and proper gradiug you shall re ceive warehouse receipts'' (sup pose I term them cotton certificates in analogy to gold and silver cer tificates), '-at the rate ot fourteen cents a pound for standard grade. You must pay the warehouse a fee of oue cent a pound to cover all expenses, costs, and risks.' These certificates could bo issued for ten, hundred, aud thousand pound lots and be made negotiable. (I say fourteen cents because this adds the one penny the Government has received to the puce the cotton could b purchased for before en tering the warehouse. If a large pari of tWe crop should pass through these warehouses the revenue would leave a handsome pn fit to the Treasury after paying all expeuses.) These certificates would be the same as cash to the planter for all purpo-es, for they would be accepted by every one as readily as are gold and silver cer tificates. These are geueral sug. geslions only, but they form the basis of a plan that can be pertect ed in detail by proper legislation The practical result of the plan thus outlined would be only to prevent the Liverpool Cotton Ex change from dictating the price of our pro.lucf, while European and American manufacturers, knowing that the planter was sureof getting rhirff-pn cents for bis cottou o staudard grade, realizing the statistical position of the staple, and compelled to have it or to sus pend operations, would go into our local nurkel8 and pay thirteen cents rather than buy up Govern ment certificates at the higher price, or to pay in the same at the warehouse. It is probable that under this system at least three quarters of our annual crop would be sold outside the warehouse at thirteen cents. It may be said that such a sys tem would induce other cotton countries to increase their produc tion, and the world would after a time do without the American crop, Experience teaches that this is improbable. During the war, from 18GL to 18GG, the cotton growing resources of every part cf the globe were tested to the utmost. Iu 1862 the rep-esentatives of 33 different countries iroru which supplies might be expected assembled iu Loudou to concert measures for meetiug the emergency. Ten years later, in 1872, at an exhibition held in the same city for this) spec ial purpose, only a few of those 35 countries were represented, and most of those confessed disappoint ment and failure. America had again entered the field and defied the world. WTith much of the Southern cottou cr.p inaccessable between 18G1 and 1SG5, and with the encouragement of big prices and governmental assistance, the world's supply was so inadequate that for a time cotton sold iu New York at from one dollar aud a half to two dollars a pound. These indisputable facts prove that this country has a monopoly of this great staple aud while tit ought not to employ the power it posses es to the detriment of any interest, it has the right as well as the abili ty to make this crop reasonably profitable to to its produces. It may be urged that if cotton waiehouses are built for the benefit of Southern planters. Western farmers will want a similar system for their products. This argameut is not tenable. Western products are perishable, while cottou is not. Moreover Western voters have virtually acknowledged that they find incidental pm- c'ion iu the great home market - m . !e for their products by the manufacturing States. They kuow also tbat as the purchasing power of the South utreases, so does the demand for their meats, breadstuff's, hay. winter vegetables, aud oichard products. No section bus a greatei interest in the prosperity of Southern planters. Doubtless other objections will be made to these suggestions, but these can be met as they arise. It must be admitted that this protec tion to the cotton planter would destroy the cotton speculation of the world. The Liverpool aud ew York Cotto.i Exchanges would dis appear from the commercial horiston it would meau death to the coN ton speculator, 1 fe to the cotton planter, and au equal division be tween b i iu. and the manufacturer of the profits, and yet work no Injustica to the consumer. The Republican party, with its love for the negroes "thq wards of the nation" can, by assisting in such a measure, iugratiate itself with the South, give substantial aid to the laborer iu the cotton fields, and do justics to the Southern people generally by extending to them the full protection which it claims to give to Northern workmen. The writer is a Southern Demo crat, without local, sectional, or race prejudices, who desires earn estly to see equal justice meted out, so that his sectiou may keep pace with the other great, sections of our country, lie brieves int uuder exi-iuiJ conditions the great need oltheSnihis such protection as will assure a reasonable price for its chi.-l'stap'e, and thereby secure prosper it j to Ps citizens and to all our peop'e. Every patriot, whether Democrat or Republican, must desire this cousuiumation, aud every protectionist must necessari ly approve of protection to the cotton plauter, for it makes his line of argument consistent, secures his own position,Jand blazes the way for converts to his economic laitn. Col. Harry Skinner iu Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. (JIVE HIS WHOLE SELF. What More Could he do Than to Put Himself into The Plate- In a western city a short time since, a Presbyterian min ister preached a sermon on giving. This was his text : I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, which vice."- acceptable unto God, is your reasonable ser--liomaus xii. 1. A little, hungry, ragged waif took a back seat in church and when the deacon passed the col lection plate he passed the boy. The latter called him back, and when the plate was lowered to him he said, "Put it lower. It was lowered. Lower still," said the little fellow, and down it went. "Still lower, please," the boy pleaded, and down it weut to the floor. And then the boy put his little brown bare feet into the plate, stood up, and with a wistful look said, "I've only got myself, V I give that." A Safe Investment. Is one which is guaranteed to bring you satisfactory results, or in case of failure return of purchese price. On this safe plan you can buy from our advertised Druggist a bottle of Dr. King's New Dis covery tor Gousumpiioii. it is guaranteed to bring relief i.i every case, when used for cny affection of Throat, Lurjgs, or Ghent, such as Consumption, Intl mini ition of Lungs, Bronchitis, Asthma, Whoop ing Cough, Croup, e?-., ttc. It is pleasant and agreeable in taste, nerfctlv safe, and can aKvavs be I l 7 depended upon. Trial t'o'tles at j A. W. Rowland's Drugstore. WASHINGTON NEWS FROM 1 UE XATIOXA L CAPI TAL. What Harrison and the Other Politicians are Doing. Senator Vance is in dead earnest in hia nVht on the humbug Civil Service law. He thinks it ought to go, and lie has the courage of his con- victions; hence he has intro duced a bill in the Senate pro viding for its repeal, and he says it is his purpose to force a vote upon it if possible during the session. If there is any thing done in this matter it is nrbre probable that it will be accomplished by failing to I make the necessary appropria tion for the support of the com mission than by a direct repeal of the law, though the latter course would manly. be much more The non-action of the Demo cratic House caucus leaves ex Speaker Carlisle in full chaige of the party interests on the floor of the House. No better or abler leader could be found, and experience will soon show that it is far better to have one man in control than a com mittee cf fifteen, as was at first proposed. It argues well for future Democratic success io the House that one of the Repub lican caucus nominations Rev. C. B. Ramsaell for Chaplain was defeated at the organiza tion of that body, and the old Chaplain, Dr. Milburn re elected. Speaker Reed is having a high old time trying to satisfy the wants of his Republicans colleagues in the matter of committee chairmanships. It is extremely doubtful whether the committees will be an nounced before the Christmas recess. 9 m m Mr. Harrison has gone to Chi cago, and it is stated at lhe White House that he will go to Indianapolis before returning here. David J. Brewer, of Kansas, has been nominated to be As sociate Justice of the Supreme Court. He has been United States Judge of the eighth Kansas circuit since 1884. Lit tle is known of him here fur ther than the fact that he is a nephew of Justice Stephen J. Field. The Republicans do not fancy tho appointment much, but there is no open op position, and Mr. Brewer will probably be confirmed by the Senate. Eight columns of solid non pareil without a single original idea. That's the feat accomp lished by Presidbnt Harrison in writing his annual message to Congress, and the manner of presentation is equally as hack neyed as the ideas presented. Never, during an experience in Washington covering the ad ministrations of five Presidents, has your correspondent seen a Presidential message fall as flat as this one has. The message will make Mr. Harrison no friends, and with the exception of the absurd paragraph relat ing to politics in the South, will make him no enemies. Mr. Blaine's worst enemy will not accuse him of having had any hand iu th preparation of this message, for whatever else Mr. Bla'ne may be, he is always original and brilliant. Mere Republicans than ever, now refer to Mr. Harrison as Hayes. The House adjourned from Tuesday to Thursday. Three Federal election bills have already been introduced in tne Senate, two by Mr. Spooner and one by Mr. Sher man. Mr. Candler's bill apply ing ouly to some of the South ern States will also shortly be introduced, And it is understood that several bills of the same kind are to be introduced in the House. All of which is useless waste of time ou the part of these gentlemen for if there is auy one thing Upon which the Democrats of the House are thoroughly agreed, it is that no Federal election bill shall go through the House. Mr. Randa.ll has not yet been able to resume his seat in the House, lie thinks he is well enough to do so but his physi cians prositively forbids it. The Di.striet bill, which caus ed the great dead lock in the House, has been again introduc ed in the Seuate. The bill is certain to pass the Senate, but owing to the large number of members in the House its fate there is uot so certain, although the probabilities are all in fa vor of its passage. Bucklea's Arnica Salve. The Best Salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sore&. Ulcers, Salts Rheum, Fever, Sores, Tetter, Chap ped Hands, Chilblains Corns and all Skins Eruptions, and positively cures Tiles, or no pay required. It Is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded, Price 2j cents per box. LITTLE GIPFEIT, OF TEN1I- We received a marked copy of the Christian Leader, (Boa ton, Mass.,) containing a short sketch of the life and history of Dr. Frank O. Tickuor, the lyric poet of the South, by S. A. Link, A. M. We publish one of the poems and incidents, as we learn from a member of the poet's family that the story of "Little Giffen" is almost liter ally true. LITTLE U1FFEN, OF TENNESSEE. "Out of the focal and foremost lire, Out of the hospital walls as dire, Smitten of grape shot and gan grene, (Eighteenth battle and he sixteen !) Specter ! such as you seldom see, Liittie uinen ot Tennessee. "Take him and welcome ! the sur geon said, Little the doctor can help the dead 1 So we took him and brought bin where The balm was sweet in the summer air, Aud we laid him down on a whole some bed -Utter Lazarus, heel to head ! "And we watched the war with abated breath Skeleton Boy against Skeleton Death Months of torture, how many such! Weary weeks of the stick and crutch, Aud still a glint of the steel-blue eje Told of a spirit that wouldn't die. "And didn't. Nay, more ! in death's despite The crippled skeleton learned to write. Dear mother, at first, of course, and then Dear Captain, inquiring about the meu. Captain's answer: of eighty-five, Giffeu and I are left alive. "Word of gioom from the war one daj ; Johnson pressed at the front, they say. Litttle Oiffen was up and away; A tear his fi si as he bade K"od- Dimmed the glint of his steel blue eye: Til wiite if spared! There was new9 of the fight, But uoue of Giffen ho did uot write. "I sometimes king fancy that, were I of the Of the princely Golden Ring, With the soug ol mine ear, Knights the minstrel in Aud the tend bles here, r legend that trem- I'd give the best on his bended kuee, The whitest soul of mv chivalry, For Little Gifl'eu of Tennessee. Maurice Thompson says : "If there is a finer lyric than this in the whole realm of poetry, I should be glad to read it." The subject of the poem was Isaac Giffen, the son of a blacksmith in some hamlet of East Tennes see. The boy was so childlike in appearance as to have seem ed "borne by tide of war from the cradle to the jaws of death." He was terribly wounded In a battle perhaps Murl r e-'sboro and carried with others to the hospitil at Columbus, Ga. Here he was found by our hu mane doctor and borne to his home, "where the air was balm." In the struggle of the "skeleton boy against skeleton death," he was groatly aided by the skill of the doctor and the gentle cursing of Mrs. Ticknor. Dur ing the "weary weeks of the stick and crutch," hn was taught to read and write by this lady. Being naturally bright, he is said to have learned very rap idly. He remained with the family about a year, and al though he had been so fearfully shot to pieces, he was ever anxious to return to the service, which he did in time to fall, it Js supposed, in some of the battles around Atlanta. "He was an ordinary looking little fellow," writes a son of the poet, "except that he had a bright, clear blue eye, that told of the incarnate courage of the boy." No soldier ever had a finer monument than little Gif fen, though this poem is the ouly monument, and he was doubtless buried in some of those "unknown graves" where "The voice of wail is mute today As his whose life is dumb." Charlotte Democrat. Nash as a Manufacturer- The Webb water power, on Tar river, near Springhope, was carefully surveyed sometime since by a thoroughly compe tent engineer aud pronounced equal to any power in North Carolina. One of its great ad vantages is, that the buildings can be erected where they can never be affected by high water. In the midst of a fine cotton section, this would be a splen did location for cotton manu facturing on a large scale, and we expect to see large mills established there at an early day. Nash already has the largest cotton factory in the State, wtiicu is paying very large dividends toits stockhold era, and we must and will have more of them. Nashville Argonaut. l lie greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, aud have it found out bv accident. Lamb, Troubleness spring from idleness and grievous toils from needless ease. Mauy without labor would live by their own wits but they break want ol stock. Iran Kliu. NEWS OF A WEEK. WIIA T IS HAPPENING IN 1HE WORLD A ROUS D US' A Condensed lie port of the News From our Contemporaries. Asheville has the free mail de livery system. E. A. Armfield, of Monroe, an old merchant, has assigned. Lia bilities $14,500. The Maxtou Union tells of the shooting of one negro by another. They were ou their way home from the circus. The Clinton Caucasian of last week has a splendid write ap of that town. The showing is good for Clinton. The Lumber mills at New Berne were destroyed by fire a few nigktg since, says tho Journal. LossOOP, no insurance. The Asheville Democrat says that if Airs. Sarah James, of Bun combe county, lives until next Feb ruary she will be 102 years old. The statement is made in an ex change that Edentou has a bar room aud undertaking establish ment under oue roof. Nothing like having things convenient. Williss Oates, a quiet, peaceable uegro of Grantham's township, Wayne county, was killed a short while since by an unknown assas sin. He was at his door alono when shot. A policeman in Greensboro a lew days ago, captured a strange col ored woman who barks and snaps like a dog and cannot tell anything at all about herself. Sue arrived in a box car. A lot of rich capitalists have formed a company of ?1, 700,000 capital, for the purpose of develop ing rich Bessemer ore banks in North Carolina. The company will erect iron and steel works at Greensboro. An eleven years old son of Sher iff Wheeler, says the Greensboro Workman, was accidentally killed, the guu which he was carrying be hind him as a support in crossing a log having been discharged, the load taking away the back of his head. The Kinston Free Tress says : "The railroad force is at work at Stoningtou Creek about five miles from Kiustorr, with about 50 bands, building up tho road bed in tbo swamp this side of the creek. Work will soon begiu between here and Stonington. Several hundred bands in all will be employed on the grading. The Wilmington Star says that last Saturday night a week ago Mr. Geo. W. Winberry, one ot the best citizens of Onslow county, went out after supper to visit a near neigh bor, and as be returned, and just as he reached his doorstep, he was fired upon by someone with a gun charged with buckshot and killed instantly. There is no clue to tho murderer. WILLING TO TE3T IT Interest Another Expsrinent in of Science, Long had they f ' in the gloaming listening to the soft music of the cooling breeze that stired the leaves of the noble elm whose shapely brabches stretched above them. Laura," said the young man as he crnshed the young life out of a winged in?ect whose at tentions had bored him consid erably. "I saw a statement in a paper to day that if yon hold your breath when a mosquito is biting you it cant draw its bill out, and you can kill it in the act." "Horrors," exclaiued the gen tle girl, as she shuddered and drew her fleecy wrap closer about her lovely form. "The idea, George, cf letting a mos quito sling you long enough to find out sucli a thing ! I never could endure it." "And that reminds me," con tinued George as he made a wild jab at the back of his neck and closed the earthly career of oue more confiding insect, of "another statement I paw iu the same paper that people always hold their breath when they er when they kiss." A silence followed more elo quent than the softly spoken words of the young man. It was broken at last by the voice of that lovely Laura. "George," said she, in low, quickly uttered, williug-to-test-it-in-the-interest-of -science ac count, "I feel a mosquito bit ing me. The wind sitrhed faintly in tree tops, the voice of the katy did rasped the patient air. the stars glimmered and twinkled in the blue ethereal firmament and at the end of nearly three quarters of a minute that mis guided mosquito perished mis erably. Value of Advertisements. "Do I believe in advertising," said a prominent lawyer, a day or two &'Jo. "Well, rather; and in the hidden advertisement more than in any other. I remember, one day, reading a very interesting story that euc'sd in what I took to be a puff for Dr. Tierce's Tieasaut Purgative Pellet:--. I Ihrew down the paper in a rage. Not a week after that I needed some medicine of tbat kind, and went and bought those same little pills. "Did I find them good f" "Why, yes, the best thing of the kind 1 ever saw, but that hai nothing to do with the first question, and I o .ly mention th'. joke on myself to show that ad vertising doea pay."

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