The Roanoke news. (Weldon, N.C.) 1867-1989, September 24, 1891, Image 1
VOL. XXII. WELDON, N. C., THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 24. 1891. NO. KNDOFTHC WORLD. 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 ous. 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 bright light. 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 time. 5 Do not allow them to study much by artificial light. 6 Do not allow them to use books with ■mall t^pe. 7 Do not allow them to read in a rail way carriage. 8 Do not allow boys to smoke tobacco especially cigarettes. 9 Do not nccessarilly ascribe headaches to iodigestiuQ, the eyes may be tho excit ing cause. 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 son; ••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 grieving. “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 for you.” “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 'crosstho crik.” “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 ot'.here.” 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'> broi;en-doVD system. 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— 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: “Papa." “What, dear boy!” answered the father softly. “Is it near morning?” “Yes,dear boy!” “And will I be well in the morning?” “I—I hope so,” sobbed the poor father, faintly. There was a long silence, then the sick child moved restlessly on his pillows. “I want to say my prayers,” he mur mured. 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— hallowed—be—Thy—name—Thy king dom—comc—Thy kingdom—come—” “Papa, I can't remember! I can’t re member!” “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 doubt. “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 hands together: “Forever and ever—Amen ?” CONSUMPTION CUBED. 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. ACOOD REFERENCE. B. F. NEWBERRY, IN THE “MORNING STAR'" 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 ant ways." 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 soil. “Ah! that looks like thoroughness," thought the lawyer. Then he asked • few direct, rapid questions, which John answered as di rectly. “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 name. “Very well, easy to read, and no flourishes. Now, what references have you?" The dreaded question at last! John's face fell. He had begun to feel some hope of 8ucoess,.but this dash ed it.” “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 John’s cheek, “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 letter: “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 yon go! “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 references.” John has been with him five years, and last spring was admitted to the bar. “Do you intend takin;! that young man into partnership?” asked a friend lately. “Yes, I do. I couldn't get along without John.” And John always says the host ref erence he ever had was a mother's good advice and honest ptaise. J 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 strength. 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 world. 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; sufferers. | 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 ing: “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 1887. “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 takes." 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.' - V '