The central times. (Dunn, Harnett Co., N.C.) 1891-1895, March 01, 1894, Image 1
THE CENTRAL TIMES. DR. J. H. DANIEL. Editor and Proprietor VOL. IV. DIRECTORY, 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. Wade. 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 7 o'clock. 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 day night. 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 7 o'clock. MISSIONARY BAPTIST— Rev. N. B. Cobb, D. D. Pastor. „ 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 5:30 o'clock. 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 Piistdr 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 solicited. D, 11. MCLEAN, OF Lilltngtnn, N. C J. A. FARMER, of Dunn, N, C, May-! 1-93. R\U. J. H DANIEL. DUNN, HARNETT CO. N C. Practice confined to the disease ol CaniUT. 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 ing counties. .TONESBOUO, N, C. A;>ril-21-9S. MILLINERY I] A VIC TOU EXAMEXED THE BARGAINS MISS MCKAY IS OFFERING IN LADIE'S, MISSI S AND CHIL DUEN'S HAL'S? 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 GUARANTEED 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 the Party. 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." HILL ARP. 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. HUMOROUS. 1 —"How many foreign languages can your wife speak?" ''Three—French, German and the one she talks to tha baby."—Tit-Hits. —"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. Y. Press. —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 eller. —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** —Boston Transcript. "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."— To-Day. —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 d»*nf s. 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 . Ihll'k !' an traS\ ' i « t Ole l|g «» . « he it « i r. ew what i ti v ■ l . ii «l I • it . i , . •*. ': *'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 *!." NO. I.