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TW foils wing mm wen handed to
os the other day by Mr. 1. A. Mum, of
Loariaburg, B. T. D. Ns. S. They
wars road Or*t by Mr. Mute during
tho war between the States more than
fifty year ago. He wa engaged In
the terrible ooafllet, and while resting
oat day to Virginia, with othsn of
his company, he was reading a copy
of a newspaper that some of tho beys
had gotten hold of, and bring Im
pressed with the tuneful tune of the
posh, clipped the vers**, folded them
carefully away in a purse (empty of
course) and carried them with him
during the rest of the war. A few
days ago while rummaging through
seme of his old papers, he ran across
tho poetry end was kind enough to
bring it to us and permit us to use it
for the benefit of our readers.
Besides being interesting because of
its aged association*, it ia wall writ
tan and more than ordinarily enter
taining. It fellows:
Betsy and I Are Out.
Draw ap the papers, lawyer, and
make 'am good and atout,
Tor things at home era croseway* and
Bataf and I era out.
Wa, who hart worked together ao
leag as man and wife,
Must pull In single harness for the
rest of our nafial life.
"Whet Is the matter V" tay you. I
swan it's hard to tell l
Moot of tho years behind us we’ve
passed by vary well.
X have no other woman, she has no
Only we've lived together to long aa
we ever can.
Bo I've talked with BeUjr and Betsy
has talked with me,
And so we’ve agreed together that we
can’t never agree.
Not that we’ve catched each other in
• any terrible crime:
WcVo been a-gathertng this for years,
a little at a time.
There was a stock of tamper wa both
had for a start,
Although we never suspected 'twould
take ua two apart.
I had my various fellings, bred in the
flesh sod bone,
And Betsey, like all good women, bad
a temper of her own.
The first thing I renumber whereon
Was something concerning heaven—a
difference in our creed.
Wa arg’ed the thing at breakfast; we
arg’ed the thing at tea)
And the more we arg’ed the question
the more we didn’t agree.
And the next that 1 remember was
when we lost a cow,
She had kicked the buekst for certain;
the question eras only—bow T
I held my own opinion, and Betsey
And when we were don* s talkin’ wa
both of ua was mad.
And the next that I remember, It
started In a joke,
But fall for a weak It lasted, and
neither of as spoke.
And the ‘next was whan I scolded be
cause she broke a bowl.
And aha said I was mean and stingy,
and hadn’t any soul.
And ao that bowl leapt pourin’ dissen
sions la our rap;
And so that blamed cow-critter was
a]trays a-eomin’ up.
And so that heaven wa arg’ed no
nearer to ua got.
Bat It gate ns a taste of somethin’ a
thousand times as hot.
And so the thing kept workin’, and all
the self same way;
Always somethin’ to erg’s, and some
thin' sharp to aay;
Aad down on us earns the neighbors,
a couple do sen strong,
And lent their kindest service far te
kelp the thing along.
And there hat been day* together—
end many a weary weak—
We was bath of a* ereai and apenky,
and both too proud to apeak.
And t have baaa thtnkin' and thlokln'
the whale of the winter and Call
If I can't Kya kind with n woman, why,
then, I wont at all.
And ao I knee talked with Betaey, and
Betaey baa talked with me,
And we have agreed together that wa
eaat never agree)
And what la hem ahall he hvra, and
what la mine ahall be mine,
And TO put It in the agreement and
taka M to Inr to aign.
Write ia the paper, lawyer—the very
Of all the farm and Mvwatoek that aha
thall have her half) ’
Far aha hag helped te earn It tfareagh
maay a waayy day,
And If* nothing mere than jaatlea
that I me ay baa bar pay.
- mw MM to aay,
That Batosy mw Aould want •
boa* if I was tilt— away.
Theta's a Uttla hard money that's
drawin' tolYabk pay,
A couple of handled dailara Laid by
fora rainy day;
Safe la the hands of good men and
■aay to get A; ,
PA in another clause there and give
Iter half of that.
Yes, I eae you smile, air, at my girln*
her to much!
Yee, divorce Is cheap, air, but I taka
no stock in swell
True and fair I married her, when she
was blithe and young.
And Botaoy waa al*ayo good to me,
exceptin’ with her tongue.
Once, when I was young aa you, and
not ao smart perhaps,
For me she mittenod a Lawyer and
•svaTsI other chaps;
And all od them waa flustered and
fairly taken down.
And 1, for a time, was counted the
luckiest man in town.
Once, when I had a fever—I won't for
get it soon—
I was hot as a basted turkey, mad
crasy aa a loon.
Never an hoar went by me when she
was out of sight;
Shs nursed mo true and tender, and
stuck by me day and night.
And if aver a bouse was tidy, and ever
a kitchen clean,
Bar houac and kitchen waa tidy aa any
I ever aeon.
And I don't complain of Botaoy, or
any of her nets.
Exceptin' when we've quarreled, and
told as eh other facta.
So draw up tha paper, lawyer, and 111
go home tonight
And read the agroament to her, and
see if it's ell right;
And then In the morn in' I’ll sell to a
tradin’ man I know.
And kiss the child that waa left to us,
and out in tha world I’ll go.
And one tiling put in the paper that
lint to me didn't occur—
That when I’m dead at Last she’ll
bring me back to her,
And lay me under Urn maples I plant
ed yours ago
When she and 1 was happy before we
And wfc^n she dies I wish that she
would be laid by me.
And, lyin' together In silence, perhaps
wa will agree;
And if ever we meet in heaven, I
wouldn't think H queer
If we loved each other the better be
cause ws quarreled here.
LANDS IN ROBESON.
Crippled Aeroplane Canos to Earth
Lumberton, N. C, May 13.—An
aeroplane landed near McDonalds, 1Z
milss southwest of bars, about 9
o’clock this morning. The machine
was driven by Howard Rheiahardt, at
Cleveland, O. He stated that ha left
Augusta, Ga., at • o’clock, crossing
South Carolina hi three hours. Engine
trouble caused the descant. Tbs ma
chine was hauled to Rowland, N. C., to
ha shipped to its destination.
Rocky Mount, N. C., May 13—
Though tha aviator was probably on
eware that his progress from point
to point, as ha followed the main tins
of the Atlantic Coast Lins north from'
Augusta, Go., this morning was being
watched by trainmen and telegraph
dispatchers with as much tntsrsat as
would the tourist flyer on the ftret
trip south, there eras keen disappoint
ment hereabouts when it was learned
that Howard RhaMhardt, at tha avis
tioa school at Augusta, On, who was
making a dash far New Tost in an
aeropfatna had been foread to descend
aevoral miles from Rowland. M. C.
The yeuag aviator was befaig watch
ed with the he meet of interest aSd
Ms expected arrival hem was being
forecasted with the accuracy that la
ntteadent upon the handling of a train
Tha fellow was moving at a dip of
about a mile a minute over the en
tire distance from Augusta to tha
point of his trouble sear Rowland.
It was teamed here that engine
trouble forced the descent of tha avia
Mr. The aviator was not Injured,
while the plane only eufforod a
erueMag of tha wheels and one of the
wlags at it struck tha ground. The
grmri Mg regret hereabouts was that
be was forced to skaadoa the trip.
Three biplanes left Augusta early
tMs morning—one ftytag ever the
Southern Railway, ana ever the See
bead Air line and one ever the At
laatie Coast Lias.
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GOOD TO KNOW BOW TO BAR.
Nr. WHssm Bar* That la ImplM fa
Bill ef tOghto—Task Um fa.
rrsassd a Great Desk
To a party at tho White Houoo tha
other day Hr. WUaoo made a speech.
A part o< the speech fallows;
Nevertheless the President wont on
to aay that it was a good thing to
know how to handle ana
“That ia distinctly implied in oor
bill of rightsha said, “where the
right to carry araia ia reserved to all
Continuing the President said:
‘There ia no use carrying anas K
yoa do not know what te do with than
1 should aay that it was not inconsist
ent with the traditions of tee country
that tha people should know how to
taka care of themselves; but it ia In
consistent with the traditions of the
country that their knowledge of arms
should be used by a governmental or
ganisation which would make aad or
ganism a graat army rabbet to orders,
to do what a particular group of aaan
might at the dm* think it wma femt
to have it do.
“That ia the militarism of Europe
where a few persons can determine
what aa armed cation la to do. That
ta what t understand militarism te
ba. fart a nation acquainted with
arms ia not a militaristic nation, un
looo there is somebody who by an or
der can determine what they doll do
with that force. I think vre ought te
ho very careful net to let those differ
esit things seem aa if they were the
TeHce Requirements Increase.
“You in, oar Uilu have .increased
tremendously; the amount of sea that
we have found it neeasaary to police,
to taka care of our distant poaaaa*
aions and be ready for axigeaeiee of
the most ordinary kind, quite inde
pendently at war, Have increased tre
mendeualy. So that I esmeetly hope
that we may not antegoniso reasona
ble protection in our effort to avoid
. "1 do not think it is going to need
any very great effort to avoid mili
tarism, because I quite agree with
you that there wc havo got the sent
iment of a great body of people be
hind os, and that, after all. ia all that
wc care about.
"As to the goners! thing wa are all
moat profoundly interested ia, and
(hat is paaea; we want the peace of
tha world. New, I do not know, 1
cannot speak about what l am going
to spaak about with aay dagraa '-at
conMence—I do sot suppose any
man can—hut a nation which by tha
standard of other nations, however
mi taken these standards may ba, la
regarded as helpless Is apt ia general
counsel to be regarded as ocglibte;
and when you ga into a conference
to establish foundations for the r**^
of tha world you must go In on a
basis intelligible to the people you
art conferring with.
"A Year at Madness."
"This it a year at madness. It to a
year ot excitement, more profound
than the world has ever known be
fore. All tha world is seeing red.
No standard wa have aver had ob
tains any longer. In tha eirrom
stance It to America's duty to heap
her hand, and yet have a vary hard
head; to know the facta of tha world
and to act ou those facto with re
straint, with reasonableness, without
any kind of misleading eadtement,
and yet with energy, and all that I
am maintaining is this, tost wa nsoat
taka such steps as are necessary for
our own safety as against the tmpo
sition of the standards of the rust at
tha world upon ourselves.
**We have undertaken vary much
more than the safety of the United
Stataa; wa have undertaken to heap
what we regard as demoralising and
hurtful European InfTaawns out at
this hemisphere, and that —mm
if tha wc-rtd undertakes, as wa all
hope it will undertake, a joint effort
to keep tho peace, it will expect us
~ »»» rmr proportional pan in mia
ffesting tha fore* which la going ta
raat back of that. ^
**Ia tha la at analysis tha paaea of
aodaty la obtained by fora, sag
when action comas—It comas by opin
ion, but back of the opinion Is ths ul
timate application of fares. Tbs
greater body of oyialon aays to the
loaaor body of opinion, '»« may ha
wrong, but you bars to baa under
our direction for tho time being, on
til you ara aeore numerous than wa
ara.’ That la what I understand it
"Now, lat ua suppose that wa Imvs
formed a family of aations and that
family of nations says tha world la
•at goto* to hare gay mare wux* of
tW* oort without at isaat going
through aastaln prsosssm to show
whsdhar there Is anythlag In (to case
ornat If you aay *wa shall aot has#
nay war* yen here got to hare tha
force to aaaks that ‘shall* bite. And
tha rest ef tbs world, if Amsriaa
tnhaa part to this thing, will bare
tha right ta saepaot from bar that she
sssitrltiulss her slamsnt of tort* ta
Um MMfal QfHUritAndiM Qn>t]v
that la not a milltariaUs Ideal. Thai
la a Tory pranttesl Ideal."
MOOCB or PI—OIPTIOM.
«• <«■ the TiiiaUiy
-' by *’-*
l l ll 11 I «. .AA HI* ■
5j5* «S»n * «ta»a£dat No_
Stoaw. la the Town at Laarei H9),
®Uta «t North
(L. R. Qlbton being the
i and In charm thereof,
I Now, Therefore, L J. Bryan Crimea. I
SoCTetajy of State of the State of
| North Carolina, do hereby certify
that the laid corporation <fid. an the,
•th day of May. mS, lU. In my office ’
a My aieeaM and attaeted coaaeat |
In writing to the diaeolutlon of aaid i
*•»*■ ““"v which aaid conaent •
and the record of the pmneedlafa
eforeaald are now on file in my aaid >
office aa provided bylaw.
I In TaHaet! Whereof, I have
°«2a» w“.t STthU^W? cSJ
J. BRYAN GRIN—,
L_„ Seeratary of Bute.
None* OF SAUL
Uad«r aad by virtue of the power* j
aontained te a certain deed ef treat
oacotad tar G. H. Kuaeell on Um Bth
at tbe court-house door In Scotland
Cowty, at 12 o’clock. Noon, offer for
win at public auction, for raah, to
tiOMl biddir the reversionary inter
nnt fa Mm following property, to-wit:
All that lot at land situate in the
town of Lonrinburg, la Scotland .
Oouaty, North Carolina, altuated on :
the earner of Main and Dickson Street
in naldtswn, aad on the east tide of
Mata Sweat, aad the south side ef said i
Dickson Street, commencing at tbe.
narthweetem intersection of Main •
Street aad Dickson Street, and run-!
nln* thence in aa easterly direction'
along the southern tins of Dicksou I
Street to a big ditch; thence up mid •
ditch in a oo at horn direction te the
mouth at a am all ditch; thence ap the
yartoue courses of said email ditch to
jta toad, aadI beyond to tbe eaitera
Use of Mata Street; those along the
eastern line at Main Street in a north
ern direct!oa to the beginning.
This May. 10, 1B1A
. T. C. McCORMICK.
Ctaroa, Kj.—la aa tatafcMtac letter
tram Cih place, Mm. Bcttie Bullock
witWa at tttowtt “1 suffered far taut
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