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WELDON, N. C., THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 24. 1891.
A NOrBO DIVINR PRK01CT8 A GRAND
OLIMACTBRIO WITHIN TRN YEARS.
Great interoRt has boon occasioned by
an aoiiouncciuent by the Kev. Dr. Joseph
S. Jenckos, rector of St. Paul's Church,
iDdianapolis, Ind , that tho cod of the
world is close at hand. Ur Jeuokes gave
up a lucrative law practice in 1864 at
Louisville, and entered the Christian
ministry under a very strong; convictioo
that the end of this ago and the ioaugu-
ratioD ofthe rei}'n fur a thousand years
of the Saviour would occur in about 135
years For several years this was the
oeotral fact of his preachiiiK, but circum
stances tended some yoars sinco to check
his ardur of ooDviction, and he fauod
himself driftinij; towani a looseness of
views rcrpcctinf; this iiu(>ortaat subject.
He hasreoently had a thorou};h awaken
ing through the influence of a discovery
and a publication. The discovery was
that an error in the accepted Rystem of
ohroDology has been lately found, which
has made tho time of the judges as kov-
ornors of Israel 350 instead of 420 years.
“This correction, together with the
twcniy-seven years that have elapsed
since 18G4," says Dr. Jenckes, “bring
this astounding crisis within less than ten
years of (he present time.” The publi
cation is u sorioi of “studies,” ns he mod-
oily ontls them, by Lieut. O. A. Totten,
of the United Slates Army, now de
tailed upon professional duty at Yale
Universitr, Cunn;ctii!ut. Tho series
oompriaes four suiall volumes three of
which have alntady appeared and the
fourth is in the printer's hands. In
theae the author proves the position above
stattd to his own gntisfaction by a fund
of exhau.-itive researches derived from
history, 8oular and piofane, uhronology,
Mtronomy, and revelation.
CoDvinoed by the cogent and conclu
sive reasoning of Prof. Totten and of a
number of English and some American
writers that these things are true. Dr.
Jenckea arrays himseK positively and
unequivocally with the earnest advocates
thereof. He earnestly and atfectionatcly
warns all persons, whoever they may be
to put themselves in'lioe of believers of
the Lord Jesus Christ, unless they would,
within less than tea years, become ashes
under the aoles of the feet of the righte
To-morrow morning tho doctor will
deliviar one of a series of sermoDs on this
topis. He is a conservative, thoughtful
divine, with nothing of the crank or sen-
utioD monger in his makeup.
TEN EYksiGHT DONT’9. .
1 Do not allow light to fall upon the
face of a sleeping infant.
2 Do not allow babies to gaze at a
3 Do not send children to school be
fore the age of 10.
4 Do not allow children to keep their
eyes too long on a near object at any one
5 Do not allow them to study much by
6 Do not allow them to use books with
7 Do not allow them to read in a rail
8 Do not allow boys to smoke tobacco
9 Do not nccessarilly ascribe headaches
to iodigestiuQ, the eyes may be tho excit
10 Do not allow the itinerant spectacle
vendei to pruseribe glasses.
To strengthen the hair, thicken the
growth, stop its bUnehing and failing out,
and where ii is gray, to restore the youth
ful colbr, use Hull s Hiiir Koncwcr.
We are overstocked in shoes and will
give low prices to reduce stock. P. N
Stainback & 3?n>. ‘
„ tp rryvtt r.AVit acUkh.
Orjmi Me nil wutn ■i-r', rwiUy eqM (itDoSi-
iiKoHA A mos Min'KhS.
«Wl cim yuu, cloiumt vntir Utu, and give
OUR LITTLK BOY.
1 LOOK Ul> AT TUB WINDOW WilBRE niS
BLDE EYEH HPAKKLED AT MY COM-
isa, BUT HE I.S NOT TIIKBIi.
The following pathetic lines are from
the pen of Robert J. liurdotte and will
strike a tender chord with any parent
who has laid awuy in the grave a little
••I saw roy wife pull out tho bottom
drawer of the old buioau this evening
and I went softly out and wandered up
and down until I knew she hud shut it
up and gone to her sewing. We have
some things laid away in that drawer
which tho gold of kings cannot buy, and
yet they are relics which grievu us until
our hearts arc sore. I haven't dared look
at them for a year, but I reuienibcred
each article: There arc two worn shoes,
a little chip hat with a part of the brim
gone, some stockings, pantaloons, a coat,
two or three spools, bits of broken crock
ery, a whip and several toys. Wife,
poor thing, goes to that drawer every day
of her life and prays over it and lets her
tears fall upon the precious articles, but
I dare not go. Sometimes wo speak of
little Jack, but not often. It has been a
long time, but somehow we can't get over
“Sometimes we sit alone of an evening,
I writing and she sewing, a child will
call out iu tho streets as our dear boy
u.sed to do, and wo will both start with
beating heart and wild hope, only to find
darkness more of a burden than over.
It is still and quiet now. 1 look up to
tho window where his blue uyea sparkled
at my coming, but he is not there. 1
listen fur bis pattering feet, but there is
uo sound. There is no uue to search tny
pockets and teasu mo for presents and 1
never God tho chairs turned over, tho
brooms down, ropes tied to the door
knobs; I want some one to tease me for
my knife, to ride on my shoulders, to lose
my ax, to follow me to tho gate when ^
go, and be there to meet me when I
come to call “good uight” from the little
bed now empty.
“And wife, she misses him still more.
There are no little feet to wath, no pray
ers to say, no voice teasing for lumps of
sugar, or sobbing with the pains of a hurt
toe, and she would give her own life al
most to awaken at midnight and look
across to the crib and see our boy there
as he used to be. So we preserve our
relics and when we are dead we hope
strangers will handle them tenderly even
if they shed ni tears over them.”
ALLIANCE IN CONGRESS.
8TBEH0TB CLAIMED AND MEA8DRI8
OONTBMPLATBD BY THE ORDER.
At the Farmeis’ Aliiaaoeheadquarters
in Washington city it is stated that the
Alliance will have fif\y-five men in the
next house who will vote with it on all
measures that it may sec fit to bring for
ward. In the Senate the party claims
four souatnrs—Peffer, Kyle, Irby and
Vanoe. At the next session the Sub-
Troa^^nry bill as it was introduced in the
last Congress will not make its appear
ance. That measure has been repudiat
ed by both houses of Congress and will,
for that reason, not be resurrected. A
bill construoted, however, apon lines sim
ilar to it, and embodying tho same prin-
cipla, will be introduced into both houses
and pushed to a vote. The Stanford
iund'loan bill will not be touched by the
Alliance, but a bill bcuriug upon the
same suDjcct will be introduced. Another
measuie which the Alliance will demand
ij a free coinagc tiill These throe meas
uros are the ones in which the party take
the most interest, but other measures
will bo introduced and efforts to pass
them will be made.
As a general rule, it is'beM not to uor-
reot costiv«D«s.s by the use of saline or
drastic mediciiius. When a purgative ia
nucdud, the mubt prompt, ufT^x-iivo and
benpfi. iiil is Avar's PilU. Tiu-ir tendency
is t'j re.«t»re and not weaken, tUe normal
aotion of the bowels.
FUN A PEDDLER HAD.
DOWN IN HARNETT—A STOP ALL NIUIIT
—SOME WILD ONES.
“Now," I says to tha old woman, “If
you will tell mo what you want mado out
of some of that white cloth I'll make it
“Well, Polly Ann wants a pretty coat
—but how's yu'unsgoin'ter make it with
that thar thing?"
“Oh, I can make it easy enough. Let
mo get tho measure of her waist so I'll
know how much cloth to cut.” I took
measure out of niy pocket and commenc
ed to pull out the tape, when here went
the bruts back under the bed again.
Finally I got Polly Ann to come out
and bo measured. Kvery time I'd press
my had on her person she'd give a little
grunt and exclaim:
“Oh, quit that man. You tick-ul.”
“Where are your scissors?” I asked.
Didn't have any; dad allera cut usses
cloth with the ax. Got niy knife out
and cut off what I wanted and went to
work. I soon had the machine running
and tho kids finding out it wouldn’t catch
’em came from under the bed again. Tho
“pettycoat” was soon made, and when I
bold it up for them to look at dad open
ed his mouth so wide in astonishment
that it got out of socket. I went to
work to get it back again when those
dad blasted young ones began to howl,
Polly Ann howled, tho old woman howl
ed. Tliut made tho dogs howl. They
thought I had “cunjered” dad and was
going to kill him. But it came to
gether again with a report like a pistol.
Everything got quiof again I asked
Miss Polly Ann if she eould Mng. Not
much. “Yes she can,” said her mother.
“Polly Ann can beiil anybody siiigin'thnt
goes to Black Jack singin' school over
“Hold on,” I said, “and I’ll give you
some music,” and I went to my wagon
and got an accordeon out of the trunk.
I never made any fuss with it until I
got in the house and sat down. IFhen
all the kids got pretty well around me, -I
quietly opened the bos and took it out.
How they looked in amazement at it.
H'hat was it? they would ask. Ifould
it bite? Could it— Just then I pulled
the accordeon open and made all the
fuss I could with it. Selah. Swish!
Like a bird they were gone to the
woods. I went to the door and listened.
They were gone.
About two hours afterwards I heard
a voice oalliog as if it was from away
down under the ground. It was the ofd
mao calling me from the woods.
“Mister man! Oh, Mister mau! is that
tbtr thing gone? Say, Mister man!
Did that thar thing bite yu’uns? Oli.
Lordyl I speck hit's got Polly Ann,
I've got the younguns an’ the old ’ooman
here. Reckin hit'll git me if I come up
4har? The galleraippers is p3w'ful bad
I (ilk sorry for tho poor old man and
told him to come in. After much per
suasion they came in—one at a time—
each looking like they had been buried
three months. Not long after Polly
Ann came in. \^A11 of her freckles were
gone, and so was ^the wart on her nose.
If Bill Sikes ooulii! see her now she'd
soon be Mrs' SikesV-she's so pretty.
About 1 o'clock P.?]ly Ann went up
into the loft and wei^ttobed, the old
woman put “we” ohildnn on the floor to
sleep and a few moments- after all wa‘
quiet inside. Outside the owls were
hooting their lonely hoot, and the whip
poorwills playing with their beautiful lute;
the bull frogs sang their songs in. the
swamp out of sight, and “muskeeters”
made hideous the night, while I iay and
snooxed till morning.—Raleigh Visitor.
IT WORKS WONDERS.
The tonic and alterative properties of
S.,8. S are now widely known, and it
Enjoys wonderful popularity as m spring
modieine. It is as perfectly adapted to
the delicate system of a little child as it
is to that of the adult. It works wonders
on those who use it as a tonie, as an al
terative, and as a blood purifier. It gives
health, strength and hcartiliegs to the sick
and the feeble. It 1* adapted to the Very
young and the very old. It revives, re-
nuvs Sind bui:ds up the fu\.ble or th'>
A FINISHED PRAYER.
LIFT MK UP, SAID THE DYING CHILD
IN A FULL CLEAR VOICE; “HOLD MI,
PAPA. W'llU.K I SAY ,MV PBAYEBS.'’
Tlieiiifk room was very still; tho night
latiip biiriiisd low, and the watchers made
fiintiDitio shadows on the wall, but no one
moved or spoke. Tho doctor said this
was the turning point of the disease, and
there was nothing to do but to wait—
Tho lioy slept and his father kept his
eyes fixed upon tho thin, wasted fea
tures, and watehcd for what ho hoped
would prove a new lease and rest. Tho
nurse silt near and dozed. At last the
sick child suddenly opened his large
bright eyes and said in a clear voice:
“What, dear boy!” answered the
“Is it near morning?”
“And will I be well in the morning?”
“I—I hope so,” sobbed the poor father,
There was a long silence, then the sick
child moved restlessly on his pillows.
“I want to say my prayers,” he mur
The iuther beckoned to the nurse and
she brought the mother, who stole softly
in and knelt ou the other side of the bed.
“Lift me up,” said the dying child in u
full clear voice; “hold me, papa, while I
say my prayers.”
He clasped his little hands together
and repeated like one who was dreaming.
■‘Our—Father—which art in Heaven—
“Papa, I can't remember! I can’t re
“No matter, dear boy, you can finish it
in tho morning.”
Again he lay among the pillows like a
pale lily, and his eyes were open wide.
“I can't see you, papa,” he murmured.
“Will it soon be morning?"
“Yes, dear buy.”
“And will I bo well then?”
The pour father could nut answer. No
one spoke, and a faint light soon stole into
the room that drowned the flickering rays
of the night lamp and shone rosy on the
wall. Then suddenly a little voice filled
the room. It was so sweet and clear that
it siiuodfd like a strain of music from
celestial spheres. It was the dying boy
finibhing his prayer I When he came to
the last clause he seemed groping in
“Forever and ever—forever and ever—”
and with the words ou his lips he drifted
off to sleep again.
The rising sun shone into the room
and lighted up its dim obscority. It lay
in golden bars on the white pillows, and
touched the little face with a mocking
plow of health and Strength. Perhaps it
wakened him, but In the valley of the
shadow of death he could not discern,
and with wide open eyes that saw not, he
murmured plaintively ;
“Is it nearly morning, papa?"
“It is morning now, dear boy,”
A smile trembled on the closed lips—
there was a flutter of breath that came
and went as the child ' clasped his thin
“Forever and ever—Amen ?”
An old physician, retired from prac
tice, having had placed in his hands by
an i'Just India mitsionary the formula
of a (‘imple vegetable remedy for the
>pc'e(ly and permanent cure of Consump
tion, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Asthma and
all throat and Lung Affections, also a
positive and radioal cure for Nervous De
bility and all Nervous Complaints, after
having tested its Wonderful curative pow
ers ill thousnn'l of cases, has felt it his
duty to make it known to his suffering
'iUliiws, Ai'.t'iaied hy this motive and u
i^osiru to relieve huuiau suffering, I will
spnd free of eliaif;e, to all who do-sire it,
this recipe, iu Geriuan, Frcueh or Kuglish,
«||ith full dii'tetions for preparing and
ciiiagii^eqt by mail by addiee^ng with
;iin"iing (!•!« paper.— W. A.
Jluek, Uochitster, N.
y. ' aur 30 ly.
B. F. NEWBERRY, IN THE “MORNING
John was fifteen, and wanted a desir
able place in the office of a well known
lawyer, who had advertised for a boy,
but doubted his success because, being a
stranger in tho city, he had no reference.
“I'm afraid I'll stand a poor chance,”
he thought,' “hut I'll try and appear as
well as I can, for that may help."
So he was careful to have his dress
and person neat, and when he took his
turn to be interviewed, went in with his
hat in his hand, and a smile on his face.
The keen eyed lawyer glanced him
over from head to foot.
“Good face," he thought, and pleas
Then he noted tho neat suit—but other
boys had appeared in new clothes—saw
the well brushed hair and clean looking
skin. Very well, but there had been
others here quite as cleanly; another
glance showed the finger nails free from
“Ah! that looks like thoroughness,"
thought the lawyer.
Then he asked • few direct, rapid
questions, which John answered as di
“Prompt,” was his mental comment;
“can speak up when necessary. Let’s
see your writing,” he added aloud.
John took the pen and wrote his
“Very well, easy to read, and no
flourishes. Now, what references have
The dreaded question at last!
John's face fell. He had begun to
feel some hope of 8ucoess,.but this dash
“I haven’t any,” he said slowly: “I'm
almost a stranger in the city.”
“Can’t take a boy without referenaes,”
was the brusque rejoinder, and as he
spoke a sudden thought sent a flush to
“I haven’t any references,” he said,
with hesitation, “but here's a letter from
mother I just received.”
The lawyer took it. It was a short
“My dear John,—I want to remind
you that whimever you find work you
must consider that work your own. Don’t
go into it as some boys do, with the feel
ing that you will do as little as you can,
and get something better soon; but make
up your mind you will do as much as
possible, and make yourself so necessary
to your employer that he will never let
“You have been a good son tome. Be
as good in business, and I am sure Qod
will bless your efforts."
“H’m!” said the lawyer, reading it
over the second time. “That’s pretty
good advice, John—excellent advice! I
rather think I’ll try you, even ■vithout
John has been with him five years,
and last spring was admitted to the
“Do you intend takin;! that young
man into partnership?” asked a friend
“Yes, I do. I couldn't get along
And John always says the host ref
erence he ever had was a mother's good
advice and honest ptaise.
Syphilis, Scrofula, Blood Poison and
Rheumatism are cured by P. P. P.
(Prickly Ash, Poke Root and Potassium.')
If you feel weak and badly take P. P.
P., and you will regain your flesh and
For Rheumatism, Malaria an(| Syphil
is, P. P. P. is tho be,st known remedy.
For females in delicate health, fur In
digestion and dyspepsia, take only P. I*
P. It is the best Spring Medicine in the
W. II. Wilder, Mayor of AlStany, Ga ,
snys he has suffered with rheuniatisui for
fifteen j’cars, .tnd in that time he tried
all tho so called specifies but to no pur-
pos". Ilis grnndson, who v/as on the
H. & W. Railroad, fioitlly eot him a bot-
tio of P. I*. I*, showed it i remarkable
effec's, aod ufttr u.'iogH .'■hiTt tinui t*'e
rhi'utuiitism di.-appeareii, and he wiites
he feels like a new man, and takes pleas
ure in recoinluendiiig it to rhoiiiKtit;
For Side at W. >1. Uuhea's drugstore, 1
! Weldon, N. C. 1
COL. HARRY SKINNCR.
A REPUBLICAN PREDICTS THAT HE WILL
BE NOMINATED FOR QOVERNOB.
Mr. Claudius Bernard, who was th«
Republican nominee for Congress, hst
been talking politics to a Post reporter.
Among other things he is quoted »s say
“I have no doubt the Alliance will
capture the Dcmocratio State Convention
next year and nominate Col. Harrj
Skinner, of Greenville, for Qovernor.
Col. Skinner is but thirty-five years old,
but has gained State fame through his
campaigning with Polk and the other
Alliance leaders. He is a brother to ez-
Congressman Thomas G, Skinner, and
the law partner of ex-Congressman Lewis
CaLatham, both of whom oppose the
Allianco ideas. Though not a member
of the Alliancc, being precluded by hii
profession, be is in full sympathy with
the movement and the father of the Sub-
Treasury plan. The scheme first saw
the light through an article written by
Colonel Skinner for Frank Leslie's in
“The ulterior object of the Allianee
is to send Col. Skinner to the United
States Senate in place of Mr. Bansom
in 1894. He has been given to under
stand that his election to the governor
ship will mean his elevation to the Senate.
The Alliance is in absolute control of the
politics of the State, and can, in my
opinion, accomplish anything it under
A PLEA FOR RAILROADS.
8AM J0NE8 SAYS WARFARE ON RAIL-
KOAD.S DOES IIAU.V.
In a trenchant letter to the Atlanta
Constitution Georgia's queer genius and
popular evangelist, Rev. Sam P. Jone*,
protests against the universal outcry
against railroad and o ther corporate con
solidation. In reference to the opposition
to railtoad consolidation he says:
The Vanderbilt and Penii.'-ylvaBia Rail
roads combine a network uf railroads
.stretching almost over half the United
States, givo the best equipped lines, the
fasteit trains, the most reasonable rates of
any railroads in the world. What the
South needs is not tho dismemberment of
railroads and the bankruptcy of her cor
porations, but such friendly consideration
and wise legislation as will con.serve their
interest and develop their resources until
tho Southern States shall have as magnifi
cent railroads as Now York, Pennsylvania,
Ohio and Illinoia.
I may not have eyes to see rightly nor
oars to hoar wisely, but surely I have had
opportunity to see and hear, as I have
covered must of the ground from Maine
to California and Canada to the Gulf. I
a/a candid when I say that this warfare
on our railroads and uorporations have
done us infinitely nii re harm than all
other things combined, for when you de
press and hammer down Southern se
curities to the point where our bankers
cannot hypothecate them iu New York
to get uioney to move our cotton crop,
then it's lime to cnil n halt. Ccctral
Railroad stock 126 ono month and 86
the next, not because Wall street is on
the rampage, but because of home war
fare on combiuea.
The greatest prosperity 1 have seen in
America ia along the'line of the pros
perous and well-managed railroads. The
two are interdependent. If you will siiow
me ono prospering without the other then
yon will show me ')^^eight 1 have not look^
ed upon in tny perefirinatinns. I Iriow it
is unwise to push this Viaitle further
agiiinst railroads, and if those iu authority
sliiill thiuk and act differtul’y, time ctn
and will domonstTnte who was wise nrd
whn was f.iolish.
WbcD B*by wu •ick, W8 gam iMr CMtorii.
Wben slie VM « Oitid, liie cried for CuMrta,
When the backnte Ktm, (M eliug to OHtWa..
WbMk llM had ObDdrsn, shS (av« ttiein CMtntUk.'
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