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WILSON, WILSON COUNTY, N. C, APRIL 27, 189
We are not Conceited
Nor do we suffer with
"A Swelled Head!"
lut it makes us lauh, for it is like trying to change
the coursi- of tin: Atlantic as to try and stop the Crowds
that lloik to
Tlie Cash Racket Stores.
And why do they come?
BKCAl'SK our way of doing business is the "RIGHT
WAY." We have leen tried and NOT found wanting.
Hl'XWl'SK wi- have only one price to all.
KKCAl'SK we underbuy and undersell.
liKCAl'SH we never disappoint by exageration Point
ers h) what you want to find and where to find it.
It is, it has been and it will always be, that
asli Racket Stores
The place to Shop. Remember, that no matter what
you see advertised by others, that by a look at "The Rack
et" you will find our prices to be lower.
We arc: never undersold. It's 20 pieces Oriental Cords
in all the shades at 7 'Sc.. worth 10c. To be found in the
36 Pairs Dongola Buttonee Shoes at $1.25,
Sold elsewhere at Si 50. In "The Back Store."
A few Pairs of Lace Curtains at 65c, worth $1.00. In
" The Original Store."
SPECIAL: One Piece Butcher Linen
J. A I. LEATH,
Nash and Goldsboro Streets,
WILSON, N. C.
DR. W. S. ANDERSON,
Physician and Surgeon,
W 1 1. SON", X. C.
(!li c in I r 1 ; ' Store on Tarboro St.
DR. ALBERT ANDERSON,
Physician and Surgeon,
w 1 1. sox, x. e.
Oilier next dour lothe First Nations
DR. E. K. WRIGHT
Surgeon 1 )enlist,
u.s n, n. c.
Having p -i tn. n-iii 1 v located in Wil
n, I oil't-r inv pioiession.il services to
he pul lic.
( Min e in Central Hole! Paulding
IF YOU WISH 10 PURCHASE THE REST
at the iim 1 n ni.i'h';.' p ; : - s, write to
ttr price-, and u.ilo ; 1 1 1 s. ( Mir In
struments .iiv i .ir, -hilly s-.-lc, i t .1 anil
our vuat.Ultee i- a!- olete.
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ti 111. u s address,
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.jo- ami .;! V. .jt'i St.,
Wilmington, X. C.
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The Fashionable Millinery Store
Misses Erskine fi Hines.
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( ,( 1 i-( ) !
The more Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy is used the better it is liked.
I We know of no other remedy that
i always gives satisfaction. It is good
j when you first catch cold. It is good
wnen your cough is seated and your
lungs are sore. It is good in any
kind of a cough. We have sold
twenty -five dozen of it and every bot
tle has given satisfaction. Stedman
N: Friedman, druggists, Minnesota
Like, Minn. 50 cent bottles for sale
by A. J. Hines.
A Home Thru..
"And now, parson." said the editor,
"will you ask a blessing before we
"(iood Lord," said the parson,
'have mercy upon this man and open
his eyes that he may see and under
stand that greens are not greens
without bacon, and that grace without
grits is dead !"
J My wife was confined to her bed
j for over two months with a very se
I vcre attack of rheumatism UV
could get nothing that would afford
her any relief and as a last resort gave
Chamberlain's Pain Balm a trial. To
our great surprise she betran to im
prove after the first application, and j
dv using it regularly she was soon
aide to get up and attend to her!
housework. E. II. Johnson, ofC.
j miui.-'i'ii vu., rYcuaiiigiuu, lllllll
50 cent bottles for sale by A. J
A People' Party l'Hper.
Concord, April 20 After a ses
sion of the Alliance here this morning
Mr. Butler delivered a two hours
speech to a crowded house. There
were a number from Rowan and
The resignation of Rev. J. G.
Anderson as county lecturer was ac
cepted. Resolutions were passed condemn
ing the last Legislature for amending
the charter of the State Alliance. It
will conclude its session to morrow at
the court house.
A newspaper deal was practically
settled here to night. A number of
delegates lrom several counties were
present and a new paper will at an
early day be started. It will be an
advocate of the People's party. Its
editor will be Mr. Samuel Archer, of
Mitchell county, who up to a few
years ago ran the "State Grange," an
agricultural paper, in St. Louis, Mo.
The following counties have al
ready promised to support the paper:
Rowan, Iredell, McDowell, Cabarrus,
( iatson, York, Mecklenburg, Mitchell,
Rutherford and Lenoir. The paper
starts out with 3,250 subscribers
promised. It will be published in
NO OTHER Sarsaparilla has the
I entire communities and hold it year after
year, like HOOD'S Sarsaparilla.
THKAXE THAT ONCE 4VAS ADLAI'S,
IS IN ENKKGETIC H ANDS."
There's a rascal holding office,
And he ain't a Democrat ;
He has burnished up his morals,
And is asking where he's at.
He says he was neglectful
Of the G. O. P.'s demands :
The axe that once was Adlai's
Is in energetic hands.
There's a man in Minnesota,
And he humbly says : "I am
A worker with the patriots
Who are helping Uncle Sam."
He never was offensive,
And he joined no campaign bands;
The axe that once was Adlai's
Is in energetic hands.
There's a man in Mississippi,
Where the corn and cotton grow,
Who says he's done his duty
And he ought to have a show.
He wasn't stuck on Benjy,
Everybody understands ;
The axe that once was Adial's
Is in energetic hands.
They're thick from Maine to Texas,
They're in and want to stay :
Nobody else is worthy.
According to their say ;
They rise above all parties,
They make but just demands ;
The axe that once was Adlai's
Is in energetic hands.
All glory to old Adlai !
Likewise to "Smiling Bob,"
His loyal young vicegerent
Well fitted for the job !
Turn on the light of Jackson,
Look at him as he stands,
The axe that once was Adlai's
In his energetic hands.
Put uie iu my bed.
I am dizzy, dizzy, dizzy ;
And I want to go to bed,
I've no appetite to eat,
And headache racks my head.
In other words I am suffering from
a billious attack, but Dr. J'ierce's
Pleasant Pellets will bring me around
all right by tomorrow. They often
cure headache in an hour. I have
found them the best cathartic pill in
existence. They produce no nausea
or griping, but do their work thor
oughly. They are convenient to
carry in the vest pocket, and pleasant
to take. In vials ; 25 cents.
BILL ARP'S LETTER.
That man is to be pitied who is
constrained to seek an office for a
living. And yet there are some
good men who do it. I know some
whom office fits and adorns. General
Young for instance for he is a
courtly gentleman and will represent
our government in a courtly and
gracious manner. He will keep the
peace without humbling our national
pride. He would have kept it with
Chile if he had been there, instead ol
Egan. I have great admiration for
such men, and am glad to see them
get office. Office that exercises their
grace and gentility offi:e that does
not require much work, but is a kind
of genteel sinecure with abundant
perquisites. We regret to lose him
from Cartersville, to miss the genial
welcome with which he greets his
friends, but if he wants the office we
want him to have it. He deserves
anything that he will ask for, and Mr.
Cleveland has made no mistake in
this case. Now, if he will keep up
his reputation for sagacity and ap
point Bascom Myrick and John Tem
ple Graves and Camilla Underwood
to the places they seek, the good
people of Georgia will approve it. I
am no politician, but 1 know our
prominent citizens and what they are
worth. Suppose Mr. Myrick was
for Hill. He was not an offensive
partisan, and if every Hill man is to
be boycotted, then Mr. Cleveland
will have to build up a party of his
own, and a good many of us will be
left out. Mr. Cleveland said that a
public office is a public trust, which
means that the president should have
no revenge no friends to reward or
enemies to punish. Ii Mr. Cleveland
refuses to nominate Mr. Myrick
simply because he was a Hill man it
will mortify his friends in Georgia, of
whom I was one not the first one,
perhaps, but one from the beginning.
It already mortifies me that Mr.
Cleveland has required Mr. Myrick to
bring the files of his paper for inspec
tion. It is said, too, that John Tem
ple Graves's application hangs fire
because General Gordon is mad with
Graves for supporting Pat Calhoun
for the Senate. I do not believe it.
General Gordon is not thai kind of a
man unless he has greatly changed.
He used to be large-hearted and lib
eral in his charity to all of his fellow
citizens. He had no petty animosi
ties and never nursed his revenge to
keep it warm. Newspaper reporters
bunt up sensations and write many
things from rumor that are not true
and their victims are kept busy de
nying their false accusations. May
the good Lord deliver us from their
gimlets and augers and insinuations,
and hence I do not believe that Gen
eral Gordon is fighting Graves be
cause Graves preferred Calhoun. We
would rejoice to see John Temple
sent to Switzerland and I wish that I
could go, too, and with him climb the
Materhorn and hear him apostrophize
that historic and beautiful country in
one ofhis sublimest flights of elo
quence. I hen there is my friend
Underwood, who is the best all round
man I ever knew, and I believe- could
fill any place respectably. He has
filled many from the chaplain of a
regiment down to the editor of a
country newspaper, and did it well.
He is the loving husband of one wife,
the father of eleven children most
girls the best Baptist preacher I ever j
heard, the best farmer and gardener,
and with all a most genial companion
and yet he wants to go to Havana
for what I don't know unless he needs
the money that is in it or wants to
convert its sunburnt people to Chris
tianity and immerse the whole island
to make sure of their salvation. I
don't know whether he was a Hill
man or a Cleveland man, nor do I
care. I do know that he is fit for the
office. Neither of these men are pro
fessional politicians. They never de
graded themselves by cavorting
around and laying plans and schem
ing for their own personal advantage.
What a pitiful spectacle it is to see
some of our Georgians wrangling in
the filth of crimination and recrimi
nation in order to get office at Wash
ington. The Atlanta papers are full
of the strife that goes on from day to
day, and if I were Mr. Cleveland I
would say "Gentlemen, you are not
the men I am looking for," and I
would select some good men who
have made no noise and kicked up no
dust about his business. There are
plenty of good men in Atlanta who
would fill those offices but whose
modesty and conservatism forbid
their asking for them. As a general
thing it is the loud-mouthed, noisy
politicians who seek the offices and
get them. I was glad to read that
Mr. Cleveland was going to break up
the slates and take a hand in the ap
pointments. Of course he can't do
it all, but he can find our where the
rings are and break them. These
political rings that parcel out the of
fices in secret conclave are the curse
of our Georgia politics. It is said
that the ring is already formed, that
is to fill all our offices from governor
down, and it includes the successor to
Senator Colquitt. It was these rings
that became so odious to the people
that they rose up and established in
dependentism in north Georgia for
eight years. It was these rings that
alienated Alexander Stephens from
the Democratic party and that party
had to offer him the gubernatorial
chair to keep him from running as an
independent. It was these rings that
made possible the success of the peo
ple's party on the basis of the Ocala
platform. It was one of these rings
that made machine politics so odious
in New York. Now it is no comfort
to know that in a city like Atlanta
there are several rings and one ring
can fight another and that the longest
pole knocks down the persimmon.
The trouble is that the best men
the most deserving men are in no
rinpatall. They have got no pole
and therefore will not reach the per
simmon. A common citizen like
myself has no more idea of the small
machinations that are going on to fix
the Rome postoffice or the Carter
ville postoffice or any other little
office than if I had no choice or voice
in the matter. The rings will fix it
upon the principle of "I have tickled
you, now you tickle me." We out
siders are as helpless as a painted
ship upon a painted ocean. And yet,
I know, or think that I know, who
would be appointed if the quiet, con
servative citizens had ther choice.
Politics is a hard road to travel. It
is a mighty big thing to be president
of this great nation, and to be chesen
by honorable methods, but it must
certainly belittle a noble mind to have
to descend into the very slums and
schemes of the small politicians to get
into office. The wrangle, the hypoc
racy, the broken promises, the small
revenges that are necessary will cer
tainly lower his self-respect and leave
him clouded in his old age with un
happy memories. If his conscience
does not get seared, how must a sen
sitive nature writhe under the cards
that the disappointed publish cards
that accuse him of falsehood or a be-
trayal of trust or of ingratitude and
broken pledges. Sheridan said that
"conscience has no more to do with
seauction man it nas with politics,
and Shakespeare said "a politician is
one wno wouia circumvent uoa it he
could." So, I reckon it is now just 1
like it was a century or two ago no '
worse no better. And yet there 1
are many good men in politics men !
whose very virtues have exalted them 1
men like Lamar and Black and 1
Blount and Turner, who have never !
been constrained to stoop that they
might win. There are such men m
every State and they are the leaven
that give character to the whole body
and make our national and State as -
..u. ..v., puixidua ta 13
a hard one. He
and must lie on it
makes it himself.
But still, he has
The Populace 4u.letfl Strike Kndel.
Brussels, April 19. Yesterday's
vote in the Chamber of Deputies, re
versing the former action of that
body and granting universal suffrage,
as demanded by the workingmen,
has completely allayed the agitation
among the industial population. The '
strikers here, at Antwerp and other
places generally resumed work this
morning, and no further trouble is
For three weeks I was suffering
from a severe cold in my head, ac- i
companied by a pain in the temples. '
Ely's Cream Balm was recommended
to me. After only six applications
of the Balm every trace of my cold
was removed. Henry C.Clark, New
York Appraiser's Office.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
UEK HACK WOODS HKAI'
Hi Intentions Were Excellent, Hut Lun
Kuaga Failed Him.
"When I was a young woman,"
said the wife of a web known New
York lawyer to a reporter 01 the New
York Sun, "I lived in a country town
in Pennsylvania. Like that of many
other country girls, the height of my
ambition was to teach a district
school. I passed my examination
before the rural school board and
was assigned to a backwoods district,
where I had to follow the time-honored
custom of 'boarding round.' I
was rather a sentimental girl, I think,
and after I had been teaching a few
weeks in the district I was by no
means displeased to discover that One
of the well-to-do rustic swains of that
neighborhood, a good looking,
whole-some young fellow, was in
clined to pay attention tome. He
was looked upon by all the red
cheeked backwoods girls as a great
catch, and my natural feminine van
ity was in no manner made less by
the knowledge that all the girls were
jealous of me, although the young
man had as yet given no positive in
dication of his preference for me.
One evening he called at the farm
house where I was then quartered,
and it was not until the family had
one by one retired, leaving me alone
with him in the big fireplace-lighted
sitting room, that it broke upon me
that I was actually keeping company
with a beau. I can feel now the blush
that rushed to my face when I real
ized the situation, which, I must ad
mit, was a pleasing one. But how
embarrassing it was ! And the em
barrassment was made all the more
painful when I discovered that my
'company' was most annoyingly bash
ful. He sat on one side of the fire
place, I on the other. His eyes were
fixed on the hearthstone, and he kept
them there, while he fidgeted on his
chair and twirled his thumbs ner
vously. I was naturally a self pos
sessed girl and a lively talker, but as
I sat there opposite that bashful youth
I was unable to find a word to say,
and sat as awkwardly silent and ner
vous as he was himself. The old
clock ticked loudly and, I thought
impatiently, in the corner, and its
hands went around the dial for one
long hour without another sound
breaking the awful silence of that
room. The suspense was simply
" 'Oh !' I kept thinking to myself,
'why doesn't he say something or go
"But still he sat there in the flick
ering light, fidgety and nervous, his
eyes never moving from that one spot
on the hearth. Another half hour
dragged its way around the clock.
Then suddenly the bashful swain
raised his eyes and looked at me.
There was an animated but frustrated
look on his face,
" 'Thank heaven !' I thought. He's
going to say something at last.'
"He looked at me a moment, still
twirling his thumbs, and then stam
mered out :
" 'Miss Paley did you ever see
a owl ?'
"This was an unexpected and sur
prising query, and although it almost
destroyed what little composure I had
left, it was a relief. I welcomed it as
a probable breaker of the ice.
" 'Oh, yes, Mr. Crane !" I replied
enthusiastically. 'Many and many a
"Mv rustic bean trrinnfd in n cntic.
, fied way for a moment and I was
hopeful, but suddenly the solemn
i00k came back to his face, and he
, dropped his eyes to the hearth again
( and resumed his inspection of the
stone, twirling his thumbs and fidget
ing as before. Paralysis seized my
tongue again, too. and as the clock
ticked away minute after minute, I
felt that I must either soon scream or
die. Another hour passed. I was
on the point of springing from my
, when the bashful swain showed signs
of another gleam of intelligence. He
raised his eyes and looked at me as
. if he had been seized with a brilliant
. jdea and spluttered out
.Say ! What cussed-big-eyes
cuair anu rusnine lrom the room.
tnayeot ham tthev?
Well that was more than human
nature could stand. I screamed with
laughter at the ludicrous situation, and
I think I cried to think that I had
been sitting all that blessed evening
with such a stupid bumpkin. Any
how, when I recovered somewhat of,
my composure my beau was gonef
and I went to bed and cried myself
to sleep. The youth never honored
me with another call, but I learned
soon afterward that one of the back
woods girls was boasting that she
had 'cut me out,' and that, in speak
ing of me, the rustic gallant had said
with much emphasis :
" 'Why, gosh ! she don't know
nawthin' !' "
For cure of a sprained back a com
plete success also.Mr.Jerome M.Kaley
Massillon, O., says : "I have been
using Salvation Oil for my sprained
back, have found it a complete suc
cess, and am perfectly satisfied with
ltiit'kleit'k Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Kheum,
Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped 1 lands,
chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Krup
ions, and positively cures Piles, or no
pay required. It is guaranteed to give
perlect satUfcetion, or money refunded.
Price 25 cents per box. For sale by A.
J. Hines, Druggist.
Ignition I'niler Civil Service lCulcs Ten.
Ile Who Want to I"ny for OJIiccs.
Seeing that government positions
are so much in demand, the question
arises, why do so few North Carolin
ians stand the civil service examina
tion ? If they would do so and get
on the list of eligibles they would
stand an excellent chance for posi
tions, as North Carolina has far less
than its quota in the departmental
service, and the civil service law re
quires that appointments under it be
tween theS tates. There are 20,000
persons in the employment of the
government in Washington, and
there is room there on a fair divide,
for a great many more of our people
than are now in.
The Washington Star tells of an
applicant for an office who wrote di
rect to the President on the subject
and enclosed a ten dollar bill, telling
him that he (the applicant) knew that
the President's time was valuable and
that the remittance was to compen
sate him for his labor in connection
with the case. The story may or
may not be true, but one of the North
Carolina Congressmen has received
two or more letters from constituents
proposing that if he will get them the
places for which they apply they will
pay him certain money one of them
promising him his first month's salary.
The Congressman becomes indignant
in talking about these propositions,
though it is clear, from the artless
manner in which they are put, that
the letter writers did not know they
were offering bribes. Of course the
prospect of office for a man who
writes such a letter as one of these
described, vanishes with the opening
of the letter.
Of all seaaons in the
one for making radical
year, is the
regard to health. During the winter,
the system becomes to a certain ex
tent clogged with waste, and the
blood loaded with impurities, owing
to lack of exercise, close confinement
in poorly ventilated shops and homes,
and other causes. This is the cause
of the dull, sluggish, tired feeling so
general at this season, and which
must be overcome, or the health may
be entirely broken down. Hood's
Sarsaparilla has attained the greatest
popularity all over the country as the
favorite Spring Medicine. It expels
the accumulation . of impurities
through the bowels, kidneys, liver,
lungs and skin, gives to the blood
the purity and quality necessary to
good health and overcomes that
KS WITH OLD-TIM KICS AISOI T
SCHOOLS AM) TLAl'HKKS
A I'cep Into a Country .Kchnol-Komii The
Method of llM-iline in Old Time
Schools Other M niters.
A tender chord in every heart is
touched by early recollections.
I venture there by many a grand
man and many a fine lady who re
members with feelings of pleasure the
little tin bucket that they use to
carry to school the old country
school that was two and three, some
times as far as four, miles from their
homes. It is the associations of that
little bucket which make it remember
ed. How nicely was the dinner pack
ed away in it. Mothers thought of
the very best they had, and it was
saved to go into these little buckets.
A nice piece of chicken a "drum
stick" a piece of ham with biscuits
dipped in red gravy was put at the
bottom ; on top of this was placed a
tart and some cake, then on top of
it all would be a biscuit split open
with a fried egg between to eat at
"recess." This was a part of going
to school in old times, and a happy
part to all who could resist the
temptation of eating it up before din
ner. It was pretty hard for me to
do, and Brown never could get to
school with his ; he never was known
to get more than a quarter from
home before he would have the lid
off" of the bucket examining what he
had. The sight and the smell was
too much for such a mortal as Brown,
and down he would sit on a grassy
place and eat it up. He had to; I
believe it would have run him crazy
to have kept it and thought about it
-and I was somewhat like him ; it
like to have got me, and some folks
think it did, but anyhow I remember
such things with pleasure and wish
that it was so again, and I believe
there are thousands of others who
think the same way, but won't say
so. Seriously. I believe that all think
ing people would like to go back to
the old school system, but it can't be
done. Too much money is invested
in public schools now to turn them
Thursday, April 27th.
l.I.I.I W. is
- i.iti ,s 1 ( ki. is ru h in interest, a per
fect bun, r ul beauty. We shaped our course
tor a phenomenal trade by doing Napoleon
ic buynig, and we've so clearly established
our supremacy as 1 )ISTU I IU'T( RS that
scores ol overstocked holders gladly unload
to tis the most tempting of goods at under
puces- The results are for our public bar
gain pickings are immense and constant.
Our Stock of Dross Goods
is by tar ahead of anything in the town
tome tins uvek and look. We are now
open and will lake pleasure in shuuing ,,iir
Muck and - iving vuiipric.-s that will astonish
To-morrow we will show more than half a
himdn d daintily trimnu d 1 lats, and will sell
you one for on. hall the money you would
have to pay elsewhere.
We Lead, Others Follow!
We have by lar the handsoniesl line of
Men's, Youths' and Children's Clothing we
have eer .shown. ( nr 7.s,, Suits will equal
any fio suit in the town. Remember, we
only ak vmin give us a look. We can give
oii a sun loan v. sl ,mv pi ice, any
My!e t.i suit 1 lie b:!y r. We have a very
large and attractive line of odd Pants rau-'-111-
in price from Sc. to v:.-,o. It will pay
von to See.
ur I lats a--, ,.j i. It mi-lit be worth
while to e theili a peep if you want tile
latest style and the lowest price.
U e 1 1. 1 e sonn-ihinv, thai will please you in
Nc::lij.e Shiris and Neil. wear dso.
loose, and so the old schoolhomse
and the old schoolmaster must rem tin
a thing of the past.
The old-time schoolmaster was as
plain as the old blue !
just as solid. Horse sense and muscle
and nerve was what were needed lo
be a success. Standing collars and
high-top hats dident play no part.
The boys were then; to trv him, and
they would run him out of the settle
ment if he dident mind. I lister watch
these old teachers. Thev were a
study, and they knew how to size a
school up, for they studied too. The
first day or two these old teachers
would let things run along pretty
smooth, but all this time he was
studying his scholars. There was al
ways a leader among the boys in '"try
ing" the old fellow. This leader was
the ideal of all the rest, and was more
than apt to be pretty ban I to handle.
The best disciplinarians among these
old teachers would make it a point to
frail thunder outen this leader the
first thing, and then he had t lie
school. It was no more trouble after
he whipped the "bully,"' and whip
ped him well, to manage a school,
but if he failed in this he had better
goto some other settlement. But they
seldom failed. Thev went into it like
killing snakes, and many has been
the time I have seen them roll ar.d
tumble and scramble and fall over
the schoolroom with a big fellow- who
thought he could not be whipped. It
would cause a right smart con;u-,-o:i
for awhile in the schoolroom but
when the old teacher got the oung
ster by the collar and mndehim sl-tnd
and take a frailing with a:i ox poie, it
dident take him long to rest ore order
and he had 110 more trouble that
year. 1 hese old teachers were rough,
and their methods would'.-rd do tics
day and time. Some ten-year-o'd
boy would shoot thunder outen him
with a big pistol, and then so i:e
ooaru or trustee.-,, or
else would hold a meeiir
resolutions e.o:ieia'.i;i;; ii
thus encourage others to
likewise. There is mighty
ence between chart::; a::.:
school and stale, is my
won't do to s iv so, no: y.i
wail and renu-aiber I '!': i
and d 1
!, bat it
but i i-1
All of these old teacher.-, w. re pretty
much the s une, bat t'i;.-;v was
down in th.j ounuv of i a . -i-bined
preaching with te 1 -:'img. S ;:e
of the older fjlks wau'..- 1 a cii ir.h
organized, but there w-re a ;.'. at
many rowdies who did n.t wa:r. a
church they were aiV.ild it wo.ild
break up their little 'games of seven
up. This old fellow, though, with
the same stern resolve of thousands
of the old time preachers, give out
that he would preach on a certain
Sunday. He was there, as appointed,
and so were the rowdies. The old
fellow came swinging up to the church
with his coat over his shoulder, and
he no sooner got to where the crowd
was than he asked an old brother to
just hold his coat a lew minutes ; he
re.u-hing ns greatest inten-
prelude to the green of sprint
nut ;1 distant. The
wanted to "fan out the rowdies bc
lore he got cool," was the way he
expressed it, and he did. In those
days any man was sure of fair play
in a rough and tumble fight. This
old teacher knew this and he felt
equal to the best man the rowdies
had in their crowd. 1 le walked right
out among them and "fanned out"
the biggest fellow without passing
any words. This was enough, the
liilar.ee succumbed, and from that
day to this a church has stood right
upon that ground and I am in hopes
that it won't be moved from there to
the railroad, as is too often the case
in these days.
A crowd of we old timers had a
pleasant chat the other night about
these old schools and these old
teachers. Brown swears they ruined
him, that is, the girls did, for all
these schools were mixed. He never
did study any at school, but depend
ed entirely on the two girls he stood
between telling him. These girls
were Bro wn's masters. If they got in
the pouts with him any day he
had a hard row to travel. They were
tyrant, too. They knew they had
brow n and they made him do just
as they pleased, and they were cruel,
too, sometimes for they wouldn't tell
him jii-.t to see him get a whipping.
I have seed some mighty sad looks
come over Brown's face as he stood
between these two girls reciting his
l-.-.vioijs. Sometimes it would be
b -actuse lie could not quite hear what
he girls s lid, and sometimes it would
be becau-.e ihe girls out of pure devil
ment would tell him wrong an the
old teacher would bawl out : "Whats
iliat ? What's that ?"
Ih o.vn knew what this meant and
he would cut his eye from Mary to
Fan:-!' in the most appealing way, but
often they let him "catch it" just to
see him jump about.
But never mind about these
schools ; v.e won't need any much
longer, I'm thinking, for it won't be
long till there won't be any children,
e-p.--: dlv boys, and without children
v. don't need schools. A boy not
o. r n years old the other day
id-. i a- v.v: not to plant corn as I was
lug. He was sure he knew
1 wanted to see ;t did another
d.m'i mention this to chide
! ; :.,t want to show that
.ip from the cradle to about
stoo l at eighteen years of
ten -year-old boy now is
irty live as compared with
u.ed to be, and so wags the
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