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WELDON, N. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1892.
LEND A HAND.
and aid in 8II0WINU NORTHCAKOLINA
Yorftcrday the State board of anriuulture
isgued iho followinii;;
The b#ard of agric-nUure has under~
takuu to make au ushibit of ihoreaources
of tho Stato of North Carolina at the
Coiumbinii ExpoMiion, and hni* appointed
the World’s Fair Executive Comiiiitteo
to carry out this purpose. This Coiumittco
appeals to tho ciiizeDS oftho State to pvo
thi;ui a cordial support, and to aid them
ID furnishin'; iiii exhibit that will bo
illusiriitive of the State’s rusoureesof every
kind. We uonlidently expect that North
Carolina will be able to sustain herself in
hi"li competition with the rest of the world.
Kvery country in the world and every
State in the Uninn is expected to
piirticl|i;ito at this display of tlio world’s
resDurees and progress iu every department
of human effort. It will give some idea
of the extent of this Kxposition when it is
reuieiubered that 750 acres, more than a
great plantation, is embraced in the
grounds, and that 150 acres will be covered
with the necessary building’s. These
buildings will be filled with avery conceiv
able product ot nature and art, an|J North
Carolina can and will respond to what is
expected of her. In order that our Slate
may t;ike her proper (Jiwe at this f;re»t
Ex|w.sition, the board intends to make col-
leciious in the fnlluwing departments:
Agriculture—Foods and food products,
etc. Horticulture—Fruits, wines, and
garden products, ctc. Live Stock—Domes
tic and wild animalo. Mines, Miuiog and
Metallurgy—Minerals, building and
monumental stones. Forestry—Timbers
lod other forestry products. Fine Arts—
Painting, decorations, etc. Ethnology—
Indian lelios, and 8pccimens illustrating
■the progress of labor and invention. Liberal
Arts—Education, eDgioeering, etc. Man
ufactures—Fish and Fisheries—Fish
products and appliances for catching fish.
All correfipondeDce to be sent to T. K.
Bruner, Oommisiiioner in charge of ex
hibits and Secretary of the Committee, at
Raleigh, W. F. Green, chuirmao; J. F.
Payne, A. Leazar, VV. E. Stevens, S. L.
TUB OLDEST IN THB STATE.
THE DEATH OP MRS. REBECCA BROWN,
Wednesday night the death occured of
Mrs. Rebecca Brown, relict of the late
John Brown, formerly ofSmithville and
latterly of Wilmington, and grandmother
of Capt. John O. Rankin and Messrs.
R. B. Kankin and N. B. Rankin of this
«ity. The veoorable lady passed away
at the residence of Mr. N. H. Sprunt,
whose wife is a granddaughter of the
deceased. Mrs. Brown w«s undoubtedly
the most aged person of whom there is
»ny authenticated record in North Car
olina She was born October 25th, 1788,
and at the time of her death was con-
Oquentl; of the Teory advaBeed age of 103
years, 2 months and 20 days. Her maid
en namn was Rebecca Swuiu, and her
birthplace was Charleston, S. C. She
was twice married, her first husband
being Lieutenant Peters, of the United
States Navy, and her second husband
being Mr. John Brown, of Siuithville.
The last marriage took place in Wilming
ton at (hi) lesidenee of Capt. Mcllhenny,
father of Col. T. 0. Mcllhenny, and from
this marriage issued thedesoendeDtB named
•hove arid hereinafter mentioned.—Wil-
You Can Nely
Upon Hood's riarsaparillu as a poaitire
remedy for every fnrm of f>orofula, salt
rheum, boils, and all other diseases caused
by impure blood. It ergdioiteg ewy
impurity and at the same time tones and
'uilizes the whole system.
Constipation, and all l;rouble8 with the
diitwtive organa and the liver, arc cured
II “ dinner
Sait sprinkled among packed clothing
a moth preventive.
UBEAT IS 6CIE.NCE, AND EDISON IS ITS
If this country goes to war with Chili
it is possible that Thomas A. Edison, tho
world-ronowned inventor, will take a hand
in tho racket, and in that event there
will be some developments that will as
tonish mankind in general, and paralyze
the Chiliaus tu particular.
In an interview with a New York
World reporti r, the other day, Mr. Edi
son said tliat electricity would soon play
a bigger part ii wurfarn than powder and
dynumite. VVith only twenty-five men
the inventor says that he can make a fort
iuipregiiable. His idea is to place in each
foit an alternating uiachine of 20,000
volts capucity. One wire would be
grounded. A man would govern a
stream of water of about four hundred
pounds pressure to the square inch, with
which the 20,000 volts alternating cur
rent would be connected. By turning
this stream of water on the enemy as
they advanced it would mow them down.
Every man touched by the water would
complete the circuit, get the full force of
the alternating current, and never know
what had happened to him. Mon trying
to t«(:e the fort hy assault, though they
Duubered tens of thousands, would be
cut down without u chance to escape.
They might walk around the fort, but
they could never take it. By modifying
the current, the defenders of the fort
could merely stun their enemies, and
then pick up a gro.ss of seupetied and
ilioip generals and colonels to hold for
raisom,'vhile the others could bo left to
reeovcr.or to be killed by another current.
Mr. Edison says that all this is no
guess Work. He got his idea some years
ago, when wires loaded with heavy eleo-
tik cbargeti were put up in tho cities.
Il-e believed then that firemen might re
ceive deadly shocks from the electricity
riMining down streams of water crossing
the wires. He tried an experiment on a
cat, and both he and the cat found out
that the theory was a dead sure thing.
Of course it would be easier to equip
our forts in this way for defense against
foreign invaders, but Mr. Edison is
satisfied that he can also utilize electricity
in an offensive war io which we are the
ioveders of a foreign country. Give him
a K'titlc time, and he will fix up a number
of electrical machines that will double
up the “shoestring republic,” and per
haps >leave it a desert.
FUSION IN TUB NORTHWEST.
The rumors of a combination between
tho Democratic party and the Farmers’
Alliaace in the Northwestern States are
made eo specifically and persistently that
some credence must be given to the state-
mentfl. The plan, it is claimed, has been
arranged by the Hill, Brice and Gorman
syndieit« which appears now to be dicta
ting the methods of the Democratic party.
It includes the nomination of ex-Gov.
Hill or Seiuitor Gorman for the head of
the Democratic ticket.
Accordiog to fhe plan a fusion is to
be made between the Democrats and Al-
liancemen in Minnesota, North and
South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Kan
sas. The DetBoerats are to be given the
presidential electors in these States and
the majority of the Congressmen as their
share, while the Farmers’ Alliance is to
content itself with the governors and the
legislatures As these six States are
counted upon to give Kepublicaa major
ities o«xt November, defeat in all or
most of them would undoubtedly result
in a Deoiocratio victory. Such a move,
if 8ucee»ful, would turn the strongest
wing of the Republican party and per
mit the Ueni'icratic army to reach the
camp of its opponent.—Philadelphia
Why do so many people we see around
us seem to prefer to sufifer and be made
miserable by Indigestion, Constipation,
Dicziness, Loss of Appetiie, Coming up
of the food, Yellow skin, when for 75c.
we will sull (hem fihiloh'g Vitnl'Zer, guar
anteed to cure tbem. Sold by W. H.
HANGING BY MACHINERY
srnANaE contrivance by which »b.
0RAVE8 may DIE.
Since Dr. Graves has arrived at Canon
City, Pol., tho chambcr in which (he
death penalty is inflicted has been ex
amined and tho terrible and novel ma
chine—the invention of a Colorado man
—whieh has not yet failed iti its awi'ul
purpose, was inspected and found in per
fect condition, Tho instrument is the
only one in tho world, and is in a stone
building a short distance back of tho coll
rooms, within the penitentiary walls.
Entering the front room you notice a
noose haugiiig iroin tho ten-foot ceiling.
The rope runs to tho rear room over a
set of pulleys and is fastened to a pig of
iron weighing 500 pounds. Tho pig
rests on a collapsing shelf, which is kept
in place by a trip lever, on which hangs a
receptacle holding fifty-six pounds of
water. In tho bottom of the vessel is a
ping, which is attached to a chain.
The chain passes down through the
floor, around a pulley, and is hooked on
to a rod which stands upright under a
raised portion of tho floor of the exccu-
tion-room. This surface is kept from
touching tho rod by means of four spiral
springs. On fhe wall of tho room is a
white disc, on which is a red mark, and a
black hand points downward. When
the man condemned to die steps under
the aoose his weight forces tho raised
floor-surface down tho rod, which givts
the chain a puli, and the plug drops out
of the water receptacle. This starts the
flow of water, and at tho same instant tbe
blftck hand on the disc on the wall iruvels
upward. When it reaches the red mark
the witnesses know that (he water vessel
is«mpty, and the tr.p lever, fifty pounds
lighter, is forced upward by a springs the
heavy weight drops, and the murderer
hangs in the air. AU this is done silently,
not a creak or a snap is heard. This
machine has never yet failed to break a
FROM THE PHONOURAPU.
HOW A MAN FELT WHEN HE HCARO
HIS WORDS REPEATED.
Uptown there is a phonograph, and
the man who is running it is a ihotel
owner, says the Lewiston Journal. He
had a caller Tuesday whose "dandet”
was up. Tbe room was full of people
and tbe caller had an insane desire to
give his man a “piece of his mind." He
did «o. He berated him up hill and
down. He didn’t leave him, as he ex>
pressed it, in any kind of shape. All
the time tbe object of the attack had on
the counter by bis side the phonograph,
in action, only the caller didn’t know it.
When he hud finished tbe Lewiston man
“Are you done?”
'•Yes I am done,” was the reply.
'‘Just one moment,” was the rejoinder.;
“I want you to hear what you said ” and
the merciless phonograph was reversed
and the record pronounced through the
machine so that he could hear it.
A blush overi^pread the caller's fac«.
He listened in wonder and surprise. As
oatli« and epithets flowed out of the ma
chine, the exact reproduction of his own
vituperation, ho moved away, and when
all was done a man more sheepish and
ashamed could not be found. Said he,
after a m'jmeot's (hciught, taming to tho
Lewiston man, “I have had a valuable
lesson. No man who would talk like
that in public has any tight to be con
sidered. I want you to pull that record,
as you call it, off from that machine and
give it to me. I'll pay for it.”
It was done, and the caller stood by
the counter uttering apologies and whit
tling into pieces the wax cylinder that
contained his remarks.
Don’t experiment with your health.
You may be sure of the quality of your
medicine, even if you have to take much
of your food upon trust. Ask your drug
gist for Aver’s r«nrsapnr)"'. »nd no other.
It is the standard blood-paiilier, the most
effective and eoonomical.
HOW MANY CARDS?
AN INCIDENT OF LOW LIFE IN AN IDA
HO MINING TOWN,
A little blood stood beside a gambling
table long ago in an Idaho mining town
and addressed this trembling word to one
of the players, says a writer in the De
troit Free Press.
Tho father was a rough man, with
great, sinewy hands, a grizzled face and
thin, merciless lips.
But his eyes—how vicious and utterly
lost the light that flashed from their
“Say, pop, when you going home?”
Again the timid voice came to the
rough man and he laid down his cards
and turned around. The boy knew the
light that blatod from those eyes only
too well, and ho drew back and huddled
himself together in a piteous but mute
appeal for meroy.
“What’e that to you, you young whelp?
Git out o’ here, now, an’ don't you waste
a miuit or I'll be the death o’ you. Are
Slowly, sadly, the little fellow turnad
aud walked to tho saloon door. Then
he paused to look back, and found those
vicious red eyes still fixed upon him, and
the voicc cniiio to his cars;
■‘•What you stoppin’ fur? Git I”
And gulping down a sob that was
rising in his throat the boy passed
through tho door.
For another hour the players silently
played their cards, and the rough man
said as he took the pack in his hands:
“How many cards, Pete?”
But before Pete could reply there came
the quivering words;
“Pop, hain’t you mos’ done?”
The rough man cried out an oath and
turned. He did not say a word, but he
drew back his great sinewy fist to strike
tbe shivering child.
“Hold up, Ike Baker!” cried Pete,
leaning across the table and catching the
raised arm; don’t you hit ’im.”
There was devilishness in the red eyes,
and had he struck it would have been
a blow to kill.
For a moment not a sound was beard
and then came a noise of u scuffie from
an adjoining table.
“Gle Copper is having it out with Big
Jerry,” volunteered a bystander.
A moment lator a pistol shot was
heard—one shot was all—a shot that laid
the little boy with trembling voice low
on the saloon floor. A higher power had
made of Big Jerry an instrument in con
summating a merciful deed.
“Good God, Ike,” cried Pete, “Big
Jerry has killed yer boy!”
Not tbe quiver of a muscle, not a
shadow of expression crossed the rough
man’s stolid face, He cast one glance of
his vicious red eye toward the little, life
less heap on the floor, then drawing a
revolver he turned it upon Big Jerry and
shot him dead where he was standing.
‘‘Blood for blood,” he muttered, catc'fa-
ing up tbe pack once more with his
sinewy hands. “How many cards did
you say, Fete?”
NO ENOCH FOR HIM.
FIRST HUSBAND TURNED UP AND HK
WANTED A OUN.
“Say, Secretary,” said a wild-eyed i"
dividual as be entered thu Jfi*'
‘’kin [ git a permit to u'
“Is your life io ieop
genial secretary. /
‘•In where**" ^
see I mat
now it pe.
a marry in' >
my o!' ’oomai
here to trim m,
mo that he’s n
wha’ever that ineai.
all things, hadn't you
p-irmit to carry a uioskii.
ELECTRIC SI0NAL8 I'LABHED FROM SHIP
TO SHIP WITHOUT WIBF.9.
Thomas A, Edison has perfected and
patented another wonderful electrical in
vention. It iif one that is intended not
only to further tho interests of commerce
but to protect human life at sea. It is,
in substance, a system by which tele
graphic communication con be carried on
between ships at sea, between ships and
th« shore, and between distant points on
land. Tho most remarkable part of it all
is that this intercommunication can lie
maiutaincd absolutely without the use of
wires or cablcs.
Here i^ one of the ways in which the
invention will work. Suppose all the
ships that sail tho seas are fitted with
tbe proper apparatus. An ocean gre; -
hound—the City of Paris, say—breaks
her shaft and there arc fears that she
may .sink if assistance cannot be summon
ed quickly. Not a sail is in sight, not
a sign of smoke on the horison. An op
erator skilled in the transmission of Morse
characters manipulates a key located, fur
instance, in the chartroom. Aw.ty down
below (he horison is another ship, so far
distant that not even her topmasts are
visible. The Morse signals are trans
mitted t(i the other ship and answered
The disabled ship gives her position and
the other speeds to her aid.
The other ship might be a small bark
or brig proceeding under sail and incapa
ble of rendering aid. In such a case
the bark or brig would work her signals
which would be caught up by any ship
within a radius of say thirty miles. Than
they might reach another sailing ship,
also too small and too far away to give
the assistance required, but she in turn
would begin signaling, covering another
radius of 30 miles. The signals might pass
along to half a dozen ships before they
rcached one large enough to aid so big a
msel as tbe city of Paris. When they
did reach one, however, she would go to
the disabled vessel's assistance. Tbe
word of checr would be passed back from
ship to ship until it reached the oity of
The principle involved is that of in
duction. Naturally, only those who have
given some little study to electricity will
understand clearly just how and why
these results are obtained.
AS VIEWED UV A UALEKJH CORRF.SPOND-
ENT OF THE WASUINtU'ON POST.
DOES PROHIBITION PROHiniTt
Read this from the Charlotte News
and then say whether it does or not: For
several days past carpenters have been
engaged in remodeling the interior of the
saloon formerly kept by McC(irkle& Co.,
on the corner of Cihurch and Trade streets.
The room is partitioned into (wn sections.
Tbe front section is being fitted up as a
drug store. Along the wall in the rear
section is a line of boxes,each one num
bered and locked, and in front of the row
of boxes is a counter. If any one is
curious to know what purpose these boxes
are meant to serve, he will only have to
wait around a short time in the club room.
Fie may see something lik^U>' -'«n‘
will Walk up to (he cour
over his key, requ>stift j
open his partie-"'' '
and inside, i^
Chairman Chambers Smith has issued
a call for a meeting of tho Democratic
Slate Executive Committee, to be held in
this city on March 2, at which time a
date will bo fixed for the holding of the
nest Democratic State Convention. That
convention will be ono of the most impor-
tiiHt iind the most largely attended one
ever held in North Carolina, and is look
ed forward to with a groat deal of interest
aud nil little anxiety.
Until recently the indications all point
ed to tfie organization of a Furniers’ Al
liance third party io this State, but tho
Farmers' Alliance people have concluded
so far us State polities are concerned, to
make their fight infidn the Democratic
organization. Instead of nominating a
separate ticket they will curry all the
county conventions they can under tbe
Democratic call, send tlicir delegates to
the Tegular Democratic State convention*
and endeavor to control that body and
nominate candidates to suit themsclTcs.
In this effort they stand a very fair
show of success, if they are as fortunate
as they were two years ago iu capturing
county conventions, for in 1890
tbe Farmers’ Alliance delegates to the
district conventions dictated the nomina
tion of five of (he nine present Congress;
men, viz.. Branch of the First district
Grady, of (be Third; Williams, of the
Fifth; Alexander; of the Sixth, and
Crawford, of the Ninth, anti :amo very
near defeating the popular Col. Cowles,
of the Eighth district, for rc-nomioatioo.
It is and has been for ome time a mat
ter of common report that President Polk
is anxious to secure the guberiiututi,.l
nomination, but it is extremely doubtful
whether ho could obtain it even if the
Alliance element controlled the conventiol
Gov. Thomas M. Holt, tbe present
executive, desires to succeed, and stands
a fair chance of doing so, though it is not
likely that be will be the Alliance candi
date in the convention. He is not «
member of that orgainizatioo, though one
of tbe largest farmers and manufacturers
in tbe State. A man once elected to the
governorship in this State cannot succeed
himself, but this does not apply to Got.
Holt, he having succecded to the office
last spring on the death of Gov. Fowle,
Col. Julian S. Carr, the president and
chief owner of the b g tobacco works at
Durham, a millionaire, an ex'remely pop
ular and very able gentleman, and tbe
greatest pbilanthropbist in the State, is
prominently mentioned in connection
with tbe ofiSee, though he has made and
is making no efforts to secure it. He
may get the nomination, however, if he
State AuditorSanderlin is very anxious
for the place and has m-iny admirers. He
will rely chiefly on the Alliance delegates
fur whatever strength be may develop in
the convention. There are several lesser
lights in view.
Rheuiuatisiu was so bad that
I'^‘' Savannah, cou' '