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THE CENTRAL TIMES.
DR. J. H. DANIEL. Editor and Proprietor
TOWN OEFICKRS —Mayor. E. A. Par
ker. Coimni>>ioii«i>. .1. H. Pope. J.
C. Cox. l'. T. F. T. Moore.
Attorney, F. P. Jones. Marshal. M. L.
MBTnoniST—Rov. Geo. T. Simmons. Fastor
Mervic«*M at 7 p. m..every Virnt Sunday, and
11 a. in. and 7 i». in. every Fourth Sunday.
Vrayr meeting every Wednesday nitfht at
Munday school every at 10
o'clock. O.K. (Jrauthain Superintendaut.
M«*etiiitf of Sunday-school Missionary Bo
cietv every 4th. Sunday afternoon.
Youriff Men's I'rayer-uietting every Mon
FKF.B.**BYTKRI AV —REV. A.M Haasell. Pastor.
Services every First and Fifth Sunday at
11 a. ni. and 7 i», in.
Sunday school ev-ry Sunday evening at
2:30 o'clock, Dr, J, H. Daniel, Supereudant.
DiaciPi-KR—Rev. J. -T. Harper, Pastor.
Services every Third Sunday, at 11 a. in.
and 7 l». in. _ ,
Sunday Hchool OVPRY Sunday fit » o CIOCK.
Prof. W. C. Williams. Superintendant.
Prayer meeting every Thursday night at
MISSIONARY BAPTIST— Rev. N. B. Cobb, D. D.
every Second Suiuuiy at ll a. ni.
and 7 p. m. . , 1A
Sunday school every Sunday mrrning at JO
o'clock, H. J. Taylor. Superintendant
Prayer ineetiong every Thursday niyht at
FHKK-WILL BAPTIST—Rev. J. H. Worley,
Pastor. , .
Services every Fourth Sunday at 11 a. m.
Sunday adhool every Sunday evening at 3
o'clock. Erasmus Lee Superintendant.
PRIM ATIVK BAPTIST— Elder Burnice Wood
Services every Third Sunday at 11 a. m. and
Saturday before the Third Sunday at 11 a.m
.gj ii— —
J EE J. T,
AT RORNEV AT LAW.
PUNN, N. C.
Practice in all the Court*.
Prompt attention to "U business.
J 25 I y
A NEW LAW FIRM.
D. 11. McLean and J. A, Farmer
nave this day associated themselves
together in the practice wf law in all
the courts of therState.
Collections and general practice
D, 11. MCLEAN, OF Lilltngtnn, N. C
J. A. FARMER, of Dunn, N, C,
R\U. J. H DANIEL.
DUNN, HARNETT CO.
Practice confined to the disease ol
Positivelly will not vis t patience
at ?• distance.
A pamphlet On Can *«r, Its Treat
ment and Cure, will be maiied to any
address tree of c aryje.
~ if. iltllOT,
ATTORNEY-ATL A. W
Will Practice in all tue surround
.TONESBOUO, N, C.
I] A VIC TOU EXAMEXED
THE BARGAINS MISS
MCKAY IS OFFERING IN
LADIE'S, MISSI S AND CHIL
SUE ALSO "AN ON HAND A
BEAUTIFUL LINE OF VEILING.
LADIES AND.MISSES CORSETS.
INFANTS AND CHILDREN'S
CAP>. MERINE VESTS. HOSIE
RY GLOVES AND MANY OTH
ER THINGS 100 NEUMERT I"
I> MENTION. AND ALL AL
A ' I'T'L I S
• . .A; .V\ i. .^'N
DUXX, HARNETT CO., THURSDAY .MARCH 1 1894.
A HAPPY HOME.
A holy place is a home.
Where loved ones are gathered round.
Where mother, s re and sister* dear.
And brothers and friena are found.
A holv place is the hearthstone.
Home's innermost, mat-s are there,
Laden with bles-ed benison,
And bellowed by loving prayer.
A holy place is a home,
What clustering j°ys abide
Where the cradle of our infancy.
Was rocked by our mother's side.
A happy place is a home.
Where chi'dren's pr'.tteriny feet,
Go glancing in shade and sunshine
To the music of pleasure's bent.
A holv place is a home.
Where the youth have wooed and won,
And wed and gone to the battle
Of life with full armor on.
A holy plane Is a home.
Where manhood has settle-l dotvn.
With blessings blos-o:uin:T round him
And love for a priceless crown.
A holy place is a home.
Whence the old and young have gone
To rest from their weary lab:»r
When the bait.e of life is ilone.
And oh, frorr* a lovely home.
When parted fr mi those we love.
May we go to meet in that home
Of our Father's house above!
ROBERT EDMUND LKE.
♦ o ♦
A FLORIDA VENICE.
3UI Arp R'wes Over the Settlement
Known eia Clear Water.
lie Ooes Visiting In ft Hall Boat—Out oo
Fishing Trip He Discovers That
There are Thirteen In
Yesterday we visited the North
island, or Palmetto island, as it is
call- 1, and spent a happy day. There
were thirteen in the party. We dident
hnow this txntil we were out at sea,
and it disturbed our tranquility, a lit
tle—just a liltle. Philosophy docsent
drive away our superstitions. This
was the longest sail we h.ive taken,
and we carried enough lunch along" to
feed us a week, as we thought if any
thing sh -nld happen to us like there
did to Robinson Crusoe we would not
starve. H was a delightful sail of live
mi'es. and Mr. Whitmore's little boat
4 'Columbia" plowed tlie waves eagerly
and sometimes threw the pure salt
water over us and made the children
scream with delight. Mr. W hitinore,
our Swedish sailor, said: "It vas wer
ry healty—dis zalt vater." Indeed
that is what gives this place its name
aud reputation—the continuous ilow of
pure salt water into the harbor from
the numerous passes between the
islands. It is always coming in aud
going out, and there is stagnation.
These islands are long and narrow.
On the west side they are fringed
with a beautiful beach, just as far as
the eye can reach, and the surf is ever
lashing the sands shore, leaping and
lapping and foaming, coming and go
ing anil moaning. The young folks
brought their bathing suits along, and
rejoiced in struggling with the white
capped waves. Some fishermen have
built a palmetto house near by which
is both a shelter and a hiding place.
It is prettily thatched on top and on
the sides with palm leaves, the stems
of which are woven and interlaced like
the basket makers do it. All around
are groves of palm trees wkose beauti
ful umbrella tops shaded us from the
sun. Beneath their shade we ate up
everything we had brought. As I
walked aloof tne shell covered beach
I saw a man—just a small speck of a
man —a mile away, ard I thought it
must t>e Crusoe's man Friday. Soon I
saw other specks move out from the
palmettocs, and these seemed like the
cannibals who were getting ready to
roast a prisoner. Hut they ail plunged
into the foamy waters am; Mr. \N hit
more said it was a bathing part\
Dun Eden. This whole island is made
of ..hells —disintegrated shells—and I
should thiak would make good phos
phate. Every gulf storm throws a new
e -at upon it. or takes away one. The
tlshermen get both profit and sport
around these passes where the errouP"
ers and pompano and Spanish mackerel
abound. It took us oulv half au hour
to make the outward trio. but much
longer to return, for it was sailing
against the wind, and we had to tack
and retaek all the way. It was a day
to IK* remembered, aud aL the thirteen
were landed safe about sunuow »i-
Everv day somebody goes out on one of
these island excursions, for the\ are
cheap—only 51.50 for the whole par».y.
There arc no horses to feed or run
-PROVE ALL THINGS. AND HOLD FA>f TO THAT WHICH IS GOOD.
away, 110 strain on anything". Indeed
there is not a single private carriage
in Clear Water; no driving around and
leaving cards. If you can't walk you
can sail or row. It is all air and water.
Spring seems fairly upon us now. The
oleanders are in bloom and the odor of
of the yelllew jesmine perfumes the
air. Fruit-bearing- trees are all in
bloom. 1 saw an alligator pcr.r tr in
full blossom. It was eighteen inches
in diameter. Its fruit is something be
tween a banana and a muskmelon and
is eaten with salt and popper. Cabba
ges grow to twenty-live pounds in
weight and tomatoes are large and
colored to perfection. Something is
growing all the year round and yet na
ture seems to have her seasons here as
in higher latitudes. And now let me
say to numerous correspondents, who
have asked a hundred questions, that I
have no typewriter and can only say
that I have no interest whatever di
rectly or remotely in booming Clear
Water. lam not a real estate agent.
I have no land to sell, but the more I
travel and the longer I stay the more
I am satisfied with what nature has
done for this place. I have an earnest
desire to own a winter residence here,
where my wife and others of the family
can come and bask in Florida sunshine
and breathe the salt air of the gulf. It
is possible to live as cheaply here as
anywhere and a cottage of six rooms
can be built for SI,OOO. There is a good
bakery here, and with good bread and
butter and fish and vegetables there is
no lack of food. L'nele Dan McMullen
has been living here fifiy-two years and
says it is certainly the healthiest region
on the globe.
I go to Apopka and Oakland and Kis
simee this week and then to Iverness
and Crystal rivt r and Brooksville, all
of which are said to be lovely. lam
studying Florida without a book, but
somehow I have no desire to be at the
grand opening of Mr. Flagler's new ho
tel at Lake Wor'n. It would be a scene
too bewildering for me ana too deple
ting. I like such things at a distance.
But I like the hospitable, unpretending
towns, whose hearts are warm and the
people live in close communion. These
are the people who fight our battles in
war and respect law and order in times
of peace and preserve the common
wealth. These are the humble, con
tented people to whom Burns and Pope
and Goldsmith paid tribute and whose
graves Gray immortalized in his elegy.
These people have their faults and
their prejudices, but in time of trouble
I would rather depend upon one of
them than upon a score of purse-proud
aristocrats, ilow thoughtful they are
of their children's morals. "Mr. Mc-
Mullen," said I, "ii it won't pay you to
market these oranges why don't you
make wine of them. I see it selling in
town at r»0 cents a quart and it is
nearly as good as sherry."
"Yes." said he, *1 know it makes
gook wine, but there is a lot of grand
children growing up around me and ]
am afraid to take the responsibility
I am not a prohibitionist, but I don'l
want to lead my own llesh and blooc
into temptation." He lives four miles
from town and the ground beneath his
beautiful grove was yellow with the
golden fruit. Late returns from tht
sale of common oranges have discour
aged the owners from gathering- and
boxing and hauling to town and taking
their chances with the commission mer
chant. The 5,000,000 boxes that a
month ago were supposed to represent
8«5,000,000 of profit will hardly reach
the half of it. And yet everybody
wants a grove and everybody who lives
here or winters here ought to have a
smaii one for home ornament and
house use. I have never ceased to ad
mire the exquisite beauty of an orange
tree in blossom or in fruit, and if I get
a home here I will have a dozen ln-ar
ing trees transplanted to my lot. What
is Florida for but to enjoy? This de
licious climate was given it by a kind
providence to restore the invalids ol
more northern latitudes. How many
people have I asked "what brought you
here ?" and the almost invariable an
swer is. "I was suiTering from lung
trouble or asthma r eatarrh and I am
cured." or "My father or my mother
was suffering and moved here. Cer
tain it is that I have improved and our
little grand-child is n >w a picture of
rosv health. To save one precious life
is worth more than the travel anu ex
pense of getting here.
But how about the summer ? I don't
know from experience, but our ( arters
ville friends who have lived her-.- for
several vears smiie at the u.ea .ie
summers being any more opj restive
than in upper t»eorgia. Mr. Anspauj/h
and his wife both *ay that the cooling
breeze from the gulf never fails them
i'ay or night, and I will believe any
thing they tell me. Mr. Anspaugh :•
a plasterer bv trade and has held more
mortar over his shoulder than an\ man
in Florida. He is a homy-handed son
of toil and those are the men who have
no talent for lying or exaggeration.
When I want the truth without dissim
ulation I inquire of Lewis Ans pa ugh.
Work is dull now and so he and his
gooi wife are taVnnj boarders. Tfie.
have fourteen in all and every one says
he is content. My respect for the toil
ers increases with age. Longfellow's
most »euutiful poem is his tribute to
the village blacksmith.
Hut still there comes a time when we
want more money and less work. As
we near our three score year.-, and ten
and the limbs get stiff and the blood
gets thin ai.d coil we feel like we have
fit enough as old man Candler said to
l)r. Miller after the first battle of Me
nassas. The old man was over seventy,
bat he fought all day like a lion. That
night he was nearly dead and sent for
the doctor. ''Give me a discharge, doc
tor, for I have tit enough."
P. S.—l should have stated in my last
letter that the Cedartown bonds bore
15 and 7 per cent interest while the At
lanta bonds were only 4 l-'Js. If the
Atlanta bonds had have been 6s they
would have brought lit to 12(J.
—"How many foreign languages can
your wife speak?" ''Three—French,
German and the one she talks to tha
—"Are you certain that Hale is going
to marry Miss Frost, of Iioston?" "Yes;
he's having steam heat and stoves both
in his new house." —Inter-Ocean.
—"There's a peculiar thing about
Mrs. Frett." "What is it?" "She has
been in a pickle all her life, and yet
she doesn't look well preserved." —N.
—Benedict —"Why won't she marry
yon? Is there another man In the
case?" Singleton — "I'm afraid there
is." "That so? Do you know who it
is?" "Yes —her father."—Boston Trav
—She—"Do 3 r ou really and truly lovo
me, Ilarrv?" lie—"Love yon? Why I
even have a fondness for that nuisance
of a brother of yours." She—"Oh,
Harry! You have made me so happy I**
"Do you think," said Willie Wl*h
ington, "that it actually hurts a man
to be hit with one of Cupid's arrows?"
"No," replied Belle Pepperton; "as a
rule he merely becomes senseless for »
time." —Washington Star.
—The Emperor Francis I. of Austria
was once present while two of his sons
were quarreling violently. At last one
of them said; "You are the greatest
ass in Vienna." "Hushl" said the em
peror, "you forget that I am hero."—
—Fogg—"Ther's an example of tha
bottle working a man's ruin." F3-gg—
"Humph! Whisky?" Fogg—"Nop;
ink. Jury awarded the girl fifty thou
sand dollars damages in a breach of
promise suit on the strength of the let
ters he wrote, and it took every cent
he had to pay it" —Buffalo Courier.
lrish viceroys are stripped of their
sovereign attributes as soon as they
reach English waters. The following
story is told of Lord Houghton and a
lady with whom he was acquainted.
They both found themselves on board
the Holyhead paeket. During the voy
age from Ireland the Iftdy treated the
viceroy with ceremonies So
soon, however, as the packet entered
Holyhead harbor she said to him:
"Now, Bobby, you are no longer a vice
roy, so take rnv bag and make yourself
useful." —London Truth.
—The earl of Derby, while walking
on his own land, once met a eollier.
His lordship inquired if the collier
knew he was walking on his land.
"Thy land? Well, I've (rot no land
mysel'." was the reply, "and I'm like
to walk on somebody's. Wheer did
tha' get it fro'?" "Oh, n explained hit
lordship, "I got it from my ancestors."
"An' wheer did they it fro'?" quer
ied the collier. "They gnt it frnn
their ancestors." was the reply "And
wheer did their an 'ej-tors ret it fro'?"
"They fought fur it " "Well. \»egad.**
said the collier, squaring up U> the LO
bie carl, "»"il fe.gut theo for ill"
Th® I»c»th of n ••WIMH."
"The Man of Iron." otherwise "Giles
the Wizard." wa-» one of the persons
* \it to death during the witchcraft
persecutions at >al m. Mass. His» real
name was, Giles and at the time
of his awful death h*r was an «>ld man
pist eighty. When accused of I♦-np a
"wizard" (which t!:e >alem 1" J. at.es
have considered tL»- masculine of
"witch" he calmly met their c lar/e*
and eooly informed thern tha* he would
die rather lhar. a!mit that he ha-i ev»*r
had communion with evil -pir.ts. H»-
was put to the peine forteet tiure death
by pressure with huge weight> , h:s
fortitude darir.tr his dying 1 moments
winning for him the title in the first
line. —N. V. Times.
—Con-«-lat'>n. She "Oh. Georyc,
that horrid Urv>-.U«. j-:rl saw you kiss
me last n:«rht." He—"That s all rignt.
She won t say anvthinjr. I k:>sed her,
too." —D-truit Fred Pre
SI.OO Per Year. In Advance
j WHITE HOUSE FURNITURE
The expenditures for furnishing
the Wnite House have already a*»
mounted to A cry near a million doU
lars. Of late years the appropria
tions lor this purpose have increased
enormously. When John Adams be
came the fir?t tenant of executive
mansion Congress allowed fifteen
thousand dollars for furniture.
During Jelfcrson's administration an
additional sum of fourteen thousand
dollars was granted When Mr.
Madison came in fourteen thousand
dollars^more was provided for the
sama object. Th*»n the British
swooped down on Washington and
parilv destroyed the President's
horse with fire. The ca'astroph©
rendered it, necessary to send twenty,
six thousand dollars fur re furnish**
ing. etc. To this sum thirty thous
and dollars was added under Monroe.
After John Quincy # Adaras was in
augurated. Congress gave fourteen
thousand dollars six
thousand dollars extra for furnishing
and finishing the east room, which
up 10 that time hud l)ecn as a barn,
being utilized as a laundry and nur
sery. The appropriation under
Jackson was twenty-six thousand
dollars, under Van Huron twenty
thousand under Williair Henry
Harrison six thousand, under Pierce
twenty-five thousand, under Huchan*
an twenty thousand, and under Lin
coin twentv-nine thousbiid.
At the conclusion of Lincoln's
term of office the j White House' was
in a very bad condition. Things
had been allowed to go to wreck and
ruin, the furniture needed repair and
renewel. and a liberal provision of
moneys was required to accomplish a
general restoration. Accordingly
„ongress appropriated seventy s»x
I thousand dollars for thibj purpose
while Andrew Johnson was Presi«
dent, and added fifty.nine thousand.
During Grant's first term it allowed
lor the same object successively
sums of twenty five thousand, twens
ty-five thousand, fifteen thousand,
twenty-five thousand and forty-five
thousand dollars. Jn the course of
his second term eighty-five thousand
dollars more was spent in the name
way Under Hayes the amount pro
vided for this object was nine thous
and dollars; un h*r Garfield and Au
thor one hundred and ten thousand
dollars; under Cleveland. i.« hir first
administration, seventy.four llious
and dollars; making a grand total of
nine hundred a d ninet\-eight thous
and dollars thus far expended fojr
furnishihu ihe hme of our Pre*i
A SNAKE STOin
"1 ne\• rr. /.. »! ih. g n*n_ , .h ..f
'lie iu-tin t oi j-reiHfvation in
man. -aid -lo ii !• ■ hou>pM»n to UM
•orridor man at the Lackde, "u- iji I
witnsscd a f est of it on a siearntioai.
Among the passengers wa*» a man wiio
had a black rattlesnake in a boa with
a g!a«*« top. Th»* snake M \>r\
vicious one. an« *« u • - rik• >i _
* heftier any one, a; rra ~, j
owi.ei of the re; i|t* «•,' li .
one in tie crowd t*. ho.il li he «
he g a-s and let tLe Mu.k* r .
i litre c i.ld i.ot be i
I here *as not am. v .
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he it « i r. ew what i ti v ■
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': *'l j*'' !. . 'I U i" I*ll ft ::•>•* \
i: ehcti ii«i. It 8 mpu r'juhl not
be »: i.e. Si M net ►troi)«jtr than
utti'i mi' v ill i« T.l r tt,r b*r *!."