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THE TIMES, _
THURSDAY MARCH 2nd 1801.
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THE 15ALLOT IiUX NO PLACE
In view of ih'j shameful rumors
tl at come to us frotu u border state
or'the recent open and disgraceful
frauds in the election returns of that
urcat commonwealth, we are rno r e
than ever convinced that our whole
svstem of voting and linking the re
turns of the billot is radic ii!y wrong.
«nd needs reform and badiy needs it
Every man in all the land vho is
entitled bv* law to vote ought to have
that privilege,"filly. freely und with
out fear of the face of mortal rauii
before him, be he frier: 1 or foe,
The elective franchise is a most
Faored r J j;lit; and it belongs to a free
people like the citiz- ns »>f iLis rcpub*
lie to see that this is not, and
shall not be taken Irom any who are
invested with it. To carry this hut.
principle out at the ballot box, i' is
important that pure men yea, chris
tian mm be placed there to guard
that Nox and 1 o see t! at none shall
either intimidate the voter, or, "
manner r-'tempt to iniluence him, or
t»> prevent him from depositing his
ballot for just that candidate whom
he prefers to lienor with his sutTrage.
All frauds at the ba'lot-box area
shamfe and a disgrace to any people
of any party - in any locality; and
woe be the day for our boasted free
dom, when good men become so dis
gusted with the fraudulent practices
of party leaders as to yield up to
their control, the sacred privilege of
a free and untrammeled ballot in
In order to prevent so bad a calam
ity, let us see to it, that only rjood
mm are brought out as candidates;
men whose praise is in every com
munity; and men who are above
all trickery and deception;
whose private life bears no im
moral stains. Tb»se are the men
that are needed in our halls' oflegiss
lation and in nil other places of honor
THE COURT HOUSE QUESTION.
As the question above is the most
touching and interesting one that
now claims the attention of our
county commissioners and magis
trates. and not only them, but every
voter of the county, and as the deci
sion must soon come up I desire tc
give the the law on designating sites
for count> building so thai those wht
may expect too much may not be
disapbointed The Code of NortL
Carolina Volume 1, chapter 17, Sec
tion VIII in regard to locating sites
says the commissioners with the con
ciurence of a majority of the justice:
of peace sitting with them, to remove
or designate a new site fur anvcoun
ty building; but the site of any conn
tv building alreadv located shall no
be changed, unless by an uuanimou
yote of all the members of t e boar
and by a majority of the .Tu-tices a
the regular December meeting, am
urdess upon notice of the | ropose*
change, specifying the new site
such notice shall be published in :
ne printed in the "• untv, i
thcr° is one, and posted in one o
more public places in every townshij
in the county for 3 months next im
mediately preceding the annua
meeting, a which the final vote oi
the proposed is to be Sncl
new shall not be more tie.a om
no'- dis* h: ' troni the old, t \
upon the special approval oi* tL
Section IX. Jo erect and rei ai
county buildings. The commission
ers with the concurrence of :n
Justices of t !JC lVace, to erect and
repair the necessary county buildings
and to raise by taxation, the money:
therefor. Thus you see the law or
it therefore only two si ie? to this que*
+ '' nr ♦ v*nr*cir - *v- •' rr- "» c rr.rT" #
♦ son, to t-»x the county r.nd lui.d ft
in \v Court House, cr not nave one.
\v liit LitCcti !uo.s -Jijfvic us i.ijc -itua
tit»:i is a bn*l one, the people have
more on thorn noiv than they can
stand up under. Now the thin®
is this which can we get along the
best without, the apeeial tax. or tne
Court House. The commissioners
and Justices must decide and we feel
! they will act cautiously in the matter. !
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There is no sin, it seems to me, is
everywhere and by everybody under- j
estimated and qu.te too much over- :
looked in \ and character.
It is the >in of fre'tmg; so common
Unless it rises ab»ve its u-ual mono-.
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, tone, we do not observe it. \\ atch
any ordinary coming together of peo-|
pie, and -ee how many minutes it
v. ill be before somebody frets—that
i?, makes more or 1' ss> complaining
statement of something or other,
which most probably everyone in the
room, or in the car, or on the street
corner, it may be, knew before, and
which probably nobody can help.j
Why say anything about it? it is!
. cold, it is hot, it is dr> ; sum ;body
has broken an appointment; ill
" .Ved f, mea ; stupidly or bad tuita
somewhere has resulted in discomfort.
There are plenty' of tbi'sgs to fret i
about, it is dimply astonishing
how much annoyai.ee may be found
in the course of every day's li\ing.
even a', the simplest, if one only
ikm ps sharp eye out on that side of I
! thi.'.gg. Even lloly Writ says we
are prone to trouble as sparks to tiy
upward, in the . blackest of smoke,
there is a blue eky above, and the
i less time they wast'; on the road the
| sooner they will reach it. Fretttng
is all time wasted on the road.
TURNED TO JOY
We live in a sad world. Tears are
everywhere. Suif#ring, trial, sun
dered ties, broken hearts, meet us on
all sides. Men have called this
world a vale of tears, a wailing place,
one great Boehim. Every land and
city, almost every family, treasures
s:«d memories. Earth has furnished
no specific to heal these fountains of
sorrow. Without some divine
interposition men on from bad to
I worse, piling up ihuir grief and ac
cumulating wounds until the heart
it-elf breaks down under the load.
Hut "is there no balm in Giiead, no
physician then ?" Must this tide of
sorrow ever more unchecked? is there
, no healing branch te be cast into the
i bitter waters? Thanks be to God for
i the unspeakable gift of his son, who
» brought ife and immortality to linht
• through his own resurrection, an,]
i opened tne crimson "fountain in the
. house of I)avid for sin and unclean**
ness." The believer knows sorrow,
. but at the touch of Christ his sorrow
s is turned into joy. A light, clear and
j strong, shines into the torch itself,
. and a song ascend to heaven from
. the place of b tterness ar.d doath; ror
even these i.liii-.t'ions shall "work
, out a far more exceeding and eternal
I , weight of glory,"—/ion's Ilaeld.
Prayer ist; haven to the siiipwrcked
'• mariner an anchor unto them that are
sinking in the waves; a stiff to the
! limbs that totter; a mi no «,f jewels
r to the poor; aseeurty to the ritcu; a
hevler of disease and a guar.l : ans of
health. Prrver at 1 once see ires the
contiauace ot our b!e>-ings an I dis
sipates the cloud of our calamities
! Oh prayer! Oh blessed prayer! Thou
irt Ibe unwearied CODQQfiror of lm
•iivj woes 'he firm foundation of hu
man h&| piocss the son tee of ever en
— ♦ O ♦
A pestai card hearing the follow
? i:._: queer inscription was sent to
i;S.">a;»r Vance a few days ago:
••Neither sh iii thy name beany more
s calle 1 Zebalon bat Simmons Regular
tor and I l ave given unlo thee all
' the land of Carolina for an everlast>
'«'»nrA " xof« tar t «v .*wX? y jw- 'rr - " **+*■■*
TI'DI 'VI'TaV ITiMI?
Our farms are sot hack very much
by ll.e snow ana disagreeable weath
er and seems to be somewhat blue.
The public school in which Prof.
Hannibai Godwin is principal will
close on tLe Bi!i of this month. A
good time expected.
Mollie Balie of Stewarts
Academv will open a private school
at this place next Monday,
I he season lor gu no hauling is at j
hand, but guess that those who have j
to cross Biack Kiver will not haul 1
much until the roael is put in abetter
lii reply to the ISmiihfisid Ilerald,
we wish to say that Mr. Hoiliway
killed a hog about Xmas that tipped
the scales at 788 pounds, so Harnett,
stili claims the ch ;b'vr of the !
I It has been , ; thut a man
\v:.s teen floatn. !• ; the Vape
Fear river about the 21st u.t. We
did not learn as to whether he was
white 'or black.
\Y e a**e sorrv to say that Mr. J. li.
j Tew is very sick »vkh the lagrippe.
With best wishes for The Times
and its Editor we are Very Truly.
A tart is a little pie, but in the
composing-room a little pie has often
made more than one tare.
As an exchange savs '.here is a
sad propensity in human nature; very
J sad. It is to listen to scandal, and
1 help to spread it, too. Without in
| tention to do our neighbor an injury,
j a careless remark may be seized by
j a babbler, and as a snowball grows
by rolling it so does a story by telling,
it passes through the babbling ti ibc,
growing larger and larger and darker
i and darker, and by the time it has
rolled through Babbletown it has
assumed the largeness and blackness
iof base slander. Curb this propens
sity as far as possible. The world
' has much in it that is unpleaeant
without adding any thing more.
We call the attention of our
i readers to the remarkable clubbing
j offer in ami other column by which
we can send this paper and the AT
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same add res* l'or one \ear for the low
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ber to this paper at * t "ST.TION,
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be given an oj -itun • •«> v. .n some
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this oaper and ti.. . S'STHTTION* for
one year will be entitled to a guess
.v the piobable s'ze oftl.ecottoh crop
for 1593-94, the crop which is now
i irvesting :»nd being marketed si,-
"00 in prizes, the fust beino s|oo in
li«">'d, and the *»tliers in proportion .
will be divided among the five guess**
crs who come neares 1 sne-s r r j. the
number of bae- in t!:iscro.>. l-.varvs
one who take' -id vantage of our clubs
bing rate will be entitle I to one
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ed and filed and the announcement
of t e winne«s will be made as eoon
a- tiie New Orleans CotVin Kxchange
j announces its estimate of t! e crop.
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BIIQMI T H 0 n
r y nil ii un u.
IF YOU NEED ANYTHING IX THE W AY OF
TIN SAFES, DINING TABLES,
WASH3TANDS, BUREAUS, BED
STEADS, AND ANYTHING ELSE
IN THE WAY OF FURftHTIRg:,
COMEj.AND SEE EWE.
I ALSO MAKE COFFINS.
SPECIAL ORDERS FILLED ON SHORT NOTICE.
I MAKE ALT- THE GOODS THAT I HANDLE, AND WILL
GUARENTEE EVERY THING THAT GOES OUT OF MY SHOP
11. J. STRICKLAND.
By virtue of power of sa;e con
tained in a mortgage deed executed to
me b\ G. M. Capps and wite and
duly recorded in Register of Heeds
ofri -e of Harnett county in book H
No. 2, page 189 and 100. I will sell
•,.» i,he highest bidder *br cash at the
Court House door in Lillington on
.Monday April 2nd 1894 one tract «>r
puree! >i land lying in Averasboro
j Townshio containing 32 acres more
>r less. For a better description see
records above. This Feb. 27th 189-1 (
K. F. Young,
By virtue of a cer a'n mortgage
; executed to us August Ist 18S5 by
J. A Stewart and wife Sarah Siewarl j
and duly registered in the records of
ileeds of mortgages of Harnett,
County, in hook Q pages 480 and
481. we wi'l sell at public sale to the
I highest bidder at Court House door !
lin Lillington N. C. at 12 o'clock M.
on Monday the 2nd day of April,
1894, The following property therein
conveyed, to-wit: A certain tract of
land in Grove Township in said
county described as follows: Begin
ing at a gum Stewarts corner; in the
| edge of Black River and as his line |
n 23 e 14 chain* to n gum A. Hughes;
j corner then as his line n 65 w 37.50
j chains to Hughes corners then s 6
s w 14.50 chains to a white Bay tree'
J. K. Stewarts corner then as said
Stewarts line n 89i w 11.30 chains
jto a corner of the Atkins land in
(said J. K. Stewarts l»r.e then as the
Atkins lit e s 11.G9 chains to a pine
and pointers the Atkins line thence
j direct to the beginning containing
100 acres. Also the personal proper
jty described and conveyed in s;tid
mortgage For tull cescription see
Records of Harnett County, This
28 day of Fei . 1894. Terms cash.
A. K, b ankiu & Co.
L. J. Best, Attorney,
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the poo!is:j»*r j oi* the Atlanta Weekly
Cons'ltution, bv which we can offer
it with our paper one year for only
. $1 25. clubbing aubscriptions to be
:«ent to this otli-e and accompanied
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j Every subscriber to this to this
. remarkable clubbing proposition is
entitied to enter One I'rize Contest,
sending his guess for
Tin: SI,OOO COTTON CROP
in which there nre four prizes offered
for the neirest estimates of the size
of '.he cotton crop of 1*93*4, now be
ing marketed, and award to be made
as soar, as the New Orleans Cotton
Exchange announces the official crop
figures. st'M) in gold for nearest
gues j t » tiie cop, s2OO prize for sec
ond, s2»o prize for third, SIOO for
foun si of) !or filth.
( ro». fur recent years have been
as Or lows :
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Dunn. N. C.
North Carolina, )
j> In the Superior Court
Harnett County, j
J. .1. Wilson Assignee of I NOTICE
Gleaves Hard ware Co. ") of
vs. r Execution
A. It. Wilson, J s.le.
By virtue of an execution directed to
the undersigned from the Superior Court
of Harnett county in the above entitled
action, I will on Monday, the 2nd day of
April IS'.)4. at 12 o'clock M., at the court
house door of said county, sell to the
highest bidder for cash, to satisfy said
execution, all the right, title, and inter
est which the said A. R. Wilson, Pefeii
daut, has in the following described real
estate, to-wit: 40i acres of loud known
as McLean land, ~ii\ acres of land known
as Lewis McLean land, .V> acres known
as Alex. Fnrguson land, located in Stew
arts Creek Township, one si ere at Spout
Springs in Andersons Creek Low islrip.
C. MeArtan, Sherirt*
By virtue of a certain Mortgage Deed
executed to nie Feb, *2O IM)3 l»v A. F,
Kennedy, and duly registered in the re
cords of deeds of mortgages of llaruett
i county, in book 11. No. 2 page 12>. I
will sell at public sale to the highest bid
der at the Depot in Dunn, C. at 12
i o'clock M. on Saturday the 17ih. day of
March, 1894, The following property
therein conveyed, to-wit: A certain
tiact of land in Crove Township llaruett
county adjoining the lands of W. 11.
Stephenson and others containing 22A
acres more or less. For full description
; see Book H. No 2 page 12G Records >f
! Harnett county. Said laud contains vaU
! liable buildings. Also one black mare
j mule conveyed in said mortgage. This
; 13th dav of Feb. 1804.
L. M. Ryals. Admr.
It. M, Canuady, Mortgagee,
j L. J. Best, Attorney.
By virtue of a power of sale contained
i in a Mortgage Deed executed on theiOtli
1 day of Dec. 181)2 by 1). A. Stewart ami
j wife to It. G, Taylor & Co., and duly re
i corded in the Register's office of Harnett
county in Book F. page 408, which »aiJ
Mortgage Deed was thi* day duly trans
fered to the undesigned bv It. G. Taylor.
1 will sell for cash at the court hou*o
door in the Town of Lillington on Mon
day the sth day of March 1 SDi at 1-
! o'clock M, the lands descrif>ed in eaid
Mortgage Deed. The same being the
lands upon which the I>. A. Stewart ami
' wife nJW ieside. For a more letlinito
description see Registry of Harnett
county Book F page 408. This the 3th
day of Feb. ls)4. J. A.Taylor, Assinee.
KOl'iCE OF MORiGAGK
By virtue of a power of sale con
tained in a mortgage deed, executed
to me an 4 duly registered in Book "
No. 2. Page 163, Records of Harnett
county. I will sell at public sa.e at
ttie Court House door at Lill»ngt«» n
on the 1-t day oi March 1894 at 1-
o'e ock M a certain house and lot in
the town of Dunn, known as th«*
Mack Parker place, This is one '>?
; the most desirable buildings in *' ie
town, the house being new, well > in *
ished, with 4 good siased room*,
i be; - g on the corner of two promise ■
streets, ar,d a well of splendid wa#
on the lot. Title is good. Ihis
17th 1894. J :J. Wade, Mortgage
b. P. Jones. Attorney.
By virtue of a certain Morgage (
ted to S. A. Salmon Feb. 20.
F. M. McKay and duly transferrer I ''
a--igne;i to us and duly registered in '!>■■
records of deeds of mortgage- »f >
county, in book H No. 2 page 81.
-el! : t j üblic -ale 'o the
the Court Hon.-e door in - •
C. at 12 o'clock M on Monday "he -
day of April. Iso 4. the followit g
erty therein conveyed. to-wit: A ' 1
tract of laud in" Upper Little
Township in Mid county a«;.•» i •«» J 1
lands oi Hardy olliu- and f*-iug
nallv a part of sai 1 tract, al-o a -
the lands of A. A. Betheaand L* I>-'
pin. containing l' Oacre- more o: •• ■
For full •' '••-eript ion Coinuii-*" ■ f
report of the division of r '"*. r „
.Veil M Kav deceased tiled in
office of Harnett county. - j
Utile* described and conv»V' ! '
mortgage. This 28 day of ' c " r ' •'
ISO 4. Ter«n« cash. . . rtri
Voting. Crelgl to i ** "
ot Mo. -
L. .T. !>>•»!. Attorney-