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For the Watchman.
Ir. Kamsay on
Mk. Editor : Astronomer,' I believe,
calculated and predicted that this would
be a year famous for conjunctions and op-
potions hi u.e planetary aysteifl i ana o it
has proved to be. But so far as I hare Been, r
no n cnuon was made or the strange -con-.
JMu.. .ou opposmonsnai nTcC:
Yi'iopeti in inc material worm on tnc snojecv
f prohibition. And amongst all the
atrnmiAef a m rl cn1i1tef la id iiAtMtMnniAatiArl
in conjunction with the Ho uor i interest of
North Carolina. AVhcn I rad his article I
could tiut exclaim, "Oh ! what la fall was
there, my countrymen !" .1
I propose to notice briefly some of Dr.
Ramsay's argnments, and in doing so will
quote the substance of bis point; in place of
the whole sentence. - !
First, he nays, "IT the law carries, every
one gihe twelve hundred .distilleries now
operating mtist stop." " What a (dire catas
trophe ! At. one "tell swoop" to shutdown
on ttcehe hundred distilleries, and thus dry
up that fountain from which flows what ?
ah, what ! That which maketh glad the
hearts of the mothers, wires and sisters of
this fair land 1 That which elevates the
human race and promotes peace and pros
perity T Or that which brings j desolation
nnd deep distress to thousands of hearth
stones in our good oh State?
Will the Doctor tell us how much benev
olence, philanthropy, anorality, ( education
and religion will be retarded by stopping
"twelve hundred" distilleries? Will he
calculate and tell us the amount of misery,
crime and degradation twelve; hundred
distilleries will produce in one year ? And
above alLcan he weigh the scalding tears,
the heavy, hopeless sighs and blasted lives
that are produced by twelve hundred dis
tilleries ?-3Ir. Editor, who of us has not
seen the misery and desolation produced by
one distillery ; and now take just what we
see of the fruits of one and multiply that
by 1, 200T and the evil effects must be appal
ling, and ought to induce every-patriot and
Christian to vote for prohibition. "This
injustice extends to the consutner," says
Dr. R. lie takes for granted that the sup
pression of 'twelve hundred' distilleries
would be an act of injustice. W4 deny the
proposition, but suppose it is so,! what has
that to do with injustice to the consumer?
. Twelve hundred distilleries to 1,400,000
inhabitants is, say in round numbers, one j
distillery to 1,200 inhabitants.' How many 1
of those 1,200 citizens are interested in the
success i)f this one distillery ? Why, 6ir, I
venture the assertion that every still in
North Carotina might be -stopped today
and not one man in lifty would l)e discom
moded or the "worse t'er the stoppage
leaving out ladies and children, j
Now,, sir. we all hojd and practice thc
maxim j that "the greatest good to the
greatest number" is the true principle on
whih ai republican, government should act,
and it this be so. how flimsy the Doctor'
argument as to injustice to the c. mumer ?
Why dear Doctor, thank God wejare not a
nation of dram drinkers, and a very small
proportion of the bone and sinew of our
people care anything about a! drink f
whisky, and the mass of our people con
sume a very small amount, and Will admit
that even that could lie dispensed with.
Again says Dr. R., "The law is virtually
h confiscation act." I do not agree with
the Doctor as to the word 'confiscate:- A
government confiscates property when it
takes the title from the present owner and
vests it in another party : but when it
merely alters the legal status of property it
is not confiscation. However, be that as it
may, the Cry of 'confiscation' comes with
bad grace from Dr. Ramsay while he re
mains in the embrace of a party j hat con
fiscated property in North Carolina worth
one thonttoind times as much as tw(ltc hun
dred distilleries, and no one has ever heard
the Doctor denounce the act !
Again the Doctor asks, "Does the public
good requirethe suppression of distilleries,"
as it does that of a mephitic mill, pond or
pig sty ? I will ask the Doctor a question or
two by way of answer to his. Does the
public good require the enforcement of a
law forbidding the sending of obscene pub
lications through the mails? Does the
public good require laws prohibiting gam
bling and prostitution? Does the public
good require laws forbidding the intermar
riage of the white-and colored mcis ? Does
the sr.mc public good demand a law ifraking
it a misdemeanor to offer any intoxicating
drink within five miles of an election pre
cinct on election day ? And above all and
directly to the point, Docs the public ok1
require and endorse laws forbidding.the
sale of intoxicating liquors near our
churches, seminaries and schools ? j And the
fact that 'our people endorse and, sustain
suclv laws, it seems to me, should be a pow
erful argument in favor of prohibition. The
law h a virtual admission that education.
-good order and religion do not run in the
same track with the use of strong drink.
This . communication has already con
sumed more space than I intended. I
would be pleased to follow the Doctor to
the end. I must notice another -point or
two in his argument. In the outset he says,.
"Twelve hundred distilleries will be stop-,
ped if the people rote 'prohibition.""
Again he says, "Drinking and blockading
will hold high carnival in North Carolina
if prohibition prevail, unless some coercive
power more potent than public sentiment
be brought to bear." Now, sir, we hold
that in the execution, and enforcement of
law no power on earth is more powerful
than public sentiment. No, sir, you let the
people of North Carolina vote for prohibi
tion, and public sentiment will see that the
law is enforced, and then "Othello s ccn
pation will indeed be guneP- The army of
lie venue raiders that have lccn so; odious
to the people of our State will have; to seek
pastures new, and the Doctor's bugbear of
taxes to sustain them will go with them.
In conclusion, Mr Editor, allow jme trt
say that I had hoped this question would
be presented to the people upon its merits,
aiJc from party affiliations or self interest
ed organizations ; butsuchy.1 am sorry to
say, has not been the case. To me now it
seems to be an issue between all that is el
evating, cni.oMi.ng and ChristianIon the
one hand, and ail that is degrading, from
deep to still lower deep, all that is opposed
to the moral elevation -and redemption of
the human race, on the other. Taking this
view- of the question, and hearing the call
from thousands now writhing in the toils of
the worm that biteth like an adder to help
!o disenthrall them and once more set them
free, how can a man discharge- his duty to
I his fellow man. to himself, his children and
l.is.God more acceptably than by votling for
. ' Vcfc for or h ' ''h r: and vou savlby no
net oi yonrs snail mm goou out otaie uc :
"Ten thousand casts
For ever tlribblliig out their base contett:'
j But if jou desire to help on the cause that
1 produces evil and only evil continually.
lef Nof CaroU ' Drink and be
'Oicii. TUtyour country Her
cauge demand8 he of your
tfrrMts . You aH caQ gWaow an ,he u ,
no roore 05E of the People.
Jane 30, 1881.
ProMmon . a Parti Qneshon ?
Opinion of Leading Eepnblicans both
; White and Colored,
Judge Edwin G. Reade on Prohibition.
Concurring Opinions Expretned Other
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Raleioh, N. C. June 1st; 1881.1
I Dear "vSiVir' I am'jjlad to see the people
of my old 'county so much in earnest on
Prohibition ; and I am sorry, that I cannot
accept jonr kind invitation "to take part in
The bill is doubtless defective. It would
have been impossible. to frame one without
objection on the first trial. We'must have
the aid of experience. There is no such
issue. before the people as "Do you wnnt
this prohibition bill just as it is and no
other?" But the issue is, "Do jou want
prohibition in the best form in which we
can-put it!" The tickets to be voted are,
"Prohibition," "Against Prohibition." The
object in taking the vote is to ascertain the
will of the people on the broad question of
Prohibition in the best sense and in the
best form in which the intelligence and
virtue of the - people and the Legislature
can put it. We make our own laws and
alter them lor our goo1 and not for our
harm. We have tried liquor a long time
and although it has its nscs and may be
used consistent with "Prohibition," yet
every body admits that as used it is a great
evil." We have not tried Prohibition. Let
us try that and if found to be an evil we
can abandon it. Very respectfully,
E. O. Reade.
P. S. When writing the above I had
heard that extreinepartizftns of both polit
ical parties had sought to give a party cast
to the movement ; but I supposed the at
tempt would be confined to such, and would
be without influence : and therefore I did
not notice it. If I am mistaken in that.
then with proper respect for the opinions
of all, I must say that the movement has
nothing to do with party politics, and can
not be made to have. It is as independent
and free from such an influence as religion
itself. Any one who. asserts the contrary
puts his intelligence and candor to a severe
test. E. G. Reade.
We accept the letter of Judge Reade as
expressing the object of the pending con
test on Prohibition as fully and accurately
as it cau be depicted. We fully coincide
Tvitlrliis views nprrn the political view of
the-tjuestion. We think it to be a matter
which addresser the conscience of the in
dividual, and with" which no political or
ganization may meddle. We hope that no
such attempt may be made.
J. W. Albehtsox,
United States District Attorney.
C. T. Drakk,
Editor of Ashevillc Xcws.
J. E. Reed,
Clerk U. S. Court, AshcvUlc; X. C.
P. A. Cummings,
Chm'n Rep. Ex. Com. of Buncombe Co.
W. W. Roi.mks,
Chm'n Rep. Ex. Com. of Madison Co.
J. W. Bowman.
representative from Mitchell Co.
Treasurer of Perquimans County.
FROM HOX. A. W. SHAFFER, ISEOisTKli I-
I concur in the opinion of Judge Reade
as to the non-political character of the Pro
hibition question, and will, oppose and re
pudiates every attempt to commit the
Republican party to either side except it be
through the State Convention duly called
. FROM COL. JOHN A. MCDOXALD.
I contend that Prohibition is not a party
question and shall vote for and with those
tbat are in favor of cleaning out the
greatest evil of the age. - .
I concur with Judge Reade, and sec no
reason to deny my temperance record.
Wm. S. Ball.
from no, n. r. dick, jcdge c. b. district
I cordially concur in the views and opin
ions of Judge Reade.
FROM ETHELBURT HCBB8, ESQ.
I regard the action of the State Execu
tive Committee ai an expression of opinion
on the part of a majority of that Commit
tee present at the meeting. Certainly as a
lover of humanity, I cannot for a moment
consent that any action taken should bind
me in a matter of conscience. Emphatical
ly prohibition is not a political question
FROM HOX. JOnX M. BATF.MAN.
Those who attempt to force prohibition
into party politics either do not understand
the spirit and intent of the movers, or docs
so from the wnnt of a better argument.
For one I must favor a cause that has the
prayers of so many for its success, and
against which none can ask High Heaven
to prevent attaining a prosperous issue.
jrDOE RCSSELL, LATE MEMBER OF 4TOX
ORF.?S FROM TIIE WILMINGTON DISTRICT. OX
Tlie attempt to commit the Republican
party to whisky . and legalized drunken
ness, will, iiVmy opinion, be repudiated by
the great mass of the paty in, the State
Prohibition is a great political question,
but so far as the old parties arc concerned
it is entirely non-partizan. The Republi
can Committee ladnothing to do with it.
No Republican who - is . capable of 'enter
taining a conscientious conviction, whether
prohibitif n;st or anto-prohibitioiiiat,. Will
be influenced by the action of a committee
who assumes without authority to transfer
and assign the party without regard to ithe
views ana convictions oi us inemuers.
RF-PItF-SENTATIVE J. 8. BLAHDELL MMES.
During the session of the last Legislator,
in a fully attended caucus of the Repre-
Hcmmivrc nun ouu.m'ia n.jjuincan; alter
a inn micrciiangc oi upiuiujis, it waunan-
imously agreed not to! make a party ques
tion of - prohibition At that time I
announced-that I was a life-long Republi
can, and while. In favor of any measure that
would suppress the traffic in intoxicating
drink, I did not think! it should be made a
party question. My portion i the name
now as then. i j r
I am a Republican and a Prohibitionist.
D. A, JENKINS,
: TUXASrj KER.
The action of the committee is, to say
the least, censurable, and a misfortune to
the Kepublicanbartjr of the State, and
should mees the disapprobation ot every
true Republican in thai rotate. If this power
be admitted in nny.ctse, it would seem
most unreasonable, under the present cir
cumstances of the case inasmuch as a large
majority, if not all of the committee, with
the exception of thtf tWo poor colored men
on it, are either Itf Tiling J?ederaUfl3ces, or
arc seeking the same. jlJhdea these-lrcum-stances
it would appear more graceful, and
especially desirable, that the party should
be left to act freely, without forcing upon
it a measure which it perhaps disapproves.
In view of the foregoing facts, 1 hereby
enter my protest against the action of the
committee, and do not consider that I, or
any other Republican j in the State am in
duty bound to act in conformity thereto.
I folly concur in the! opinion of Judge
E. G. Reade as to the-pon-political charac
ter of the prohibition j question, the action
the 'Republican Statei Committee to the
contrary notwithstanding. I shall vote for
the measure with all mj" heart, believing it
will do much good if passed.
E. R. Dudley.
As editor of a newspttpcr, having for its
object the elevation of my race, I cannot
nltord to subordinate principle to gain a
temporary advantage. I am of opinion
that the State Executive Committee tran
scended their powers iri this matter. How
ever. I shall ilo all I can honorably to carry
prohibition; it is no party question, and
those who seek to make it a party question
will be the losers. Every true man should
JonX If. WkLLIAMSOX,
Editor of (he Uanner.
We fully copenrin the aWivc. Prohibi
tion is not. a party question, and any . effort
to force it into party politics should be
stoutly resisted by all true Republicans.
ChAS. N. Hunter,
I concur in the olovc. This is not a po
litical but a great moral question. In
political questions we follow the party, but
when principles of morality arc involved,
we obey conscience rather than party.
J C. Price.
Pres. late Colored Republican Convention.
Solmrz, Sigcl and a Barker.
' Atlanta (Qa ) CobrUUutlon.
Probably you have never been shaved by
Mr. Schelpcrt, the barber in front oJ' the
National Hotel. j
I was astonished when I .first sat in his
chair by his not asking me if I didn't want
my hair cut. When he failed to insist upon
my being shampooncd I marveled even
more, nnd when he shaved me without
saying a word, I felt that he was a mau
with a biftorv, and here it is : lie was ed
ucated in the best of German colleges, and
when a mere lad entered the Prussian
army. He and Carl Schurz and Sigel were
lieutenants in the same regiment, and were
co-revolutionists. The regiment to whicl
they belonged joined flic insurrectionists in
184G, and in the last battle of the campaign
Schelpert was wounded, captured and sen
tenced to death. . Schurz. Sigel, and most
of the other relels escaped
Just,l)cforc his execution dav arrived.
Schelpert made his escape from prison and
camo to America. In New York he met
one of his compatriots who had married a
young girl with Whom each had been at
school. This couple were going South
and Schelpert accompanied them. Thev
stepped at Madison, Ga. 1 The young rev
olutionist was without means, and casting
about for some honest way of livelihood,
discovered that there wa3 no-barber in the
village. He thereupon bought a raisorand
opening a shop soon shaved his first man.
He found his new profession a profitable
one, giving him a quiet life and plenty of
leisure for pursuing entomological studies,
which were his passion. His friend dying,
he married his widow, and lived the life of
a just and peaceful man until the late war
opened. He then raised a company, and
marched at the head of the first Confeder
ate flag carried out of Madison, joining the
Third Georgia regiment, j He served with
this for some time, and! then joined the
Sixty-sixth, of which he became colonel.
At the close of the war he determined to
quit fighting, as he had tried two revolu
tions and been whipped in loth.
He is a man of thorough culture, a schol
ar of fine penetration, and a most devoted
entomologist. The walls of his shop arc
covered with cases of butterflies, bugs and
insects of all kinds arranged exquisitely.
For one of these cases he was offered $2,500,
and his entire collection is worth over
?6,000. lie has few intimates, but those
who know him be3t cstccni him most and
enjoy nothing more than an hour-with him
talking over the adventures of two wars.
A correspondent of the Asheboro
Courier taKcs the rag off the hush by
writing a column and i half to prove
that liquor is oue of God's creations
and that he who' votes: tor prohibit
ing its manufacture ami use would he
guilty of sacrilege.- Qnr opinion is
that that roan has 'fooled with the
worm so much ttiat.'hcj h hardly rc
sponihle for ' what he sav. Char.
The Great Celestial Event.
No one event has ever shown the growth
of American science mere distinctly than
the interest people have taken in the pres
ent great comet. The fact "that its dis
covery was made by private citizens aud
with the naked eye, and by many hun
dreds in all parts of the land at about the
aame time, proves that people' do search
and study the skies, and take au interest
in the heavenly bodies. Few things con
tribute more toward the expansion1 of man
into the great things of life thail thoughts
npon the immensity of the nniferse, aud
the advance of civilization fg" marked
more clearly iu this respect than in almost
any other. The present'eomet, from care
ful views obtained at the Warner Observa
tory .Rochester, N. Y., proyes to be a most
marvelous tue. Its tail fUoper, wLich,
strange to say, carved originally in an
opposite direction to that most commou
with comets, became suddenly absorbed'
by a roost vigorous offahot, or secondary
tail, Which stretched upward nearly sixty
degrees, and could be seen even to Pi
Dracouis, more than twenty degrees above
the North Star.
The activity around the nucleus of tho
haed showing gvcat masses of matter its
extreme length its .sudden appearance
and its pheuomeual actions, have justly
made it a cause of of great wonder nnd
comment. It is a vexed ouestion as to
whom the honor of discovery and the
Warner prize of $200 nve due. There
are hundreds of claimants from all parts
of the Northern Hemisphere, and rangiug
in time over a period of 5 days, but it is
almost certain that tho first view of
it was obtained by some private citizen,
and not by nn astronomer; aud it is also
pretty sure that an American deserves the
credit of having seen it before any Euro
pean. The name of the first discoverer
will be duly published.
The value which the- great comet will
have, cannot readily be estimated, as it
is the first large one which has appeared
since the dixcoveiy of the apectro
seopc, and it is almost certain that
the elements can be determined, so that
the exact formation of comets may be
How to Drive a Hen.
I When a woman has a hen to drive into
the coop, she takes hold of her skirts with
both hands, shakes them quietly at the
delinquent, aud says, ''Shoo, there !" The
hen takes one look at the object to con
vince herself that it is a woman, and then
stalks ninjestiea'ly into the coop. A man
dosen't do that way. He goes out doors
and savs, "It is singular noliodv can drive
a hen but me," and picking up a stick of
wood, hurls it at the offending biped, and
observes. "Get in there, yon thief.' The
lien immediately loses her reason and
dashes to the other end of the yard. The
man straightwav dashes after her. She
comes back with her head down, her wings
out, and followed by an assortment of stove
wood, fruit cans and clinkers, aud a very
mad-man in the rear. Then she skims un
der the barn, and over a fence or two, and
around the house and back again to the
coop, and all the while talking as only an
excited hen can talk, and all the while fol
lowed by things convenient for handling,and
a man whose coat is on the saw-buck, and
whose perspiration has no limit, lty this
time the other hens have come out to take
a hand in the debate and help dodge mis
siles, and the man says every hen on the
place sh:ill be sold in the morning, and puts
on his things and goes down the street,
and the woman has every one of those hens
housed anil counted in two minutes.
A level-headed young woman in Mon
treal found her way ont of a dilemma the
other day, and the example ought to be
of profit to tho young and fair elsewhere.
She had arouwd an uncontrollable, pas
sion iu the breast of a young lawyer,
wliom, however, he Md uotenre to wed.
He grew gloomy "and morose, took a trip
to Europe, returned to Montreal, fell into
lax ways and was going generally to the
dogs. Meeting the young woman on the
street oue day she resumed the. old ac
quaintance with warmth. Encouraged by
thei smilling reception, the young man
suggested a drive. This being refused
he proposed a walk instead. To this the
lady consented. They walked far, ho
tclliHg the story of his trip, to which she
listened with interest. Finally arriving
in he limits of Mount Koyal Park, whero
thero was no possibility of interference,
the! lover drew a pistol, grimly informing
ihd astonished girl that unless she con
sented to go at once to the minister and
get married he would blow her brains out
and then his own. Sh seem to have
been quite equal to the emergency. As
senting to visit tho minister they set out
at once and on arriving the clever girl
placed herself under the miuisters's pro
tection and the lover retired, enibitteied
and vowing destruction upon himself for
trusting a woman's Word even at the al
tari 2Ww dc Observer.
ii is a foolhdi mitkcto confound a
remedy of merit with the quack medicines
now fro common. We have, used Par
ker Ginger Tonic with the happiest, re
resitlta for Rheumatism and . Dyspepsia,
and when worn out by overwork, and
know it to be a sterling health rcstora
tive. Tunes. Sec ad. - to July 9th.
Insane or Xot.
A Mr. Scovllle has interviewed Guitean
and tuakes the following report:
"lu my conversation with him to-day
at the jail, I asked him the direc ques
tion how it happened that he undertook
this sad business. ; He said : 'It came to
jue first as a revelation from God, while ever since they had first entered col
iu bed about sis weeks ago. It came as.' lege. They were fast Jriends and no
a revelation to nie that I should kill Mr.itrouble had ever disturbed their
Garfield and end the difficulties existing friendship. One was the sou of rich
in tho Repablican party. The next morn- parents and the other of. a country
ing jwheu I get pp I thought it over. I . minister. When they graduated: the
thought of it afterwards, day. after dav
and the more I thought of it tho more I
became convinced it was the will of God
that I should kill Mr. Garfield. I had
nothing against him personally that
should kill him. I respected him very
much, and think him a very worthy man; '
oni mo welfare ot tho country and the
Republican party seemed to me to require
ttiat I should put him ont of the way
The differences existing in the Republi
can party would cense, the party would
become triuniphat, the stalwarts ruling,
and the party, in fact, would be stronger
than ever. I became satisfied that it was
the will of the people, too."
Mr. Scoville thereupon asked: "Have
you; contemplated the puuishmeut yon
will receive for this?''
To this Guiteau promptly replied :
"They can't-punish mo; there cau't be
murder without a murderous intent, and
I never had any intent to murder him.
I had no more intent to kill him than I
have to kill yon. I oiily meant to shoot
him for the good of the couutry. During
the war it was not considered a crime to
shoot rebels; neither was it. Now, to
shoot Mr. Garfield was just like shooting
a rebel during the late war. I had noth
ing against Mr. Garfield. I have just as
friendly a feeling for hi m to-day as you
have, and there can't be u minder iu such
a case as that."'
C.uiteau has evident! v been rending
after some medical experts on the ques
tion of insanity. He ktiows very thor
oughly the difference between tweedle
dum and twccdlc-dec.
Mult urn in Parvo.
The following wc clip from (he
Philadelphia Record. It is to the
point, ami furnishes a very good ar
gument in favor of the prohibition
movement in this State. For the
benefit of the Record we will state
that the manufacture and sale of wine
is not prohibited by the act of prohi
bition to be voted on in August:
"If the North Carolinians vote in
August to prohibit the manufacture
and sale of wine within their borders
they will do a very silly thing. They
might try the virtue of a prohibition
of distilleries, which turn the grain
they need to feed themselves and their
hogs into something that probably
does -them more harm than good.
They would in this way get rid of the
internal revenue trilie, now a source
of so: great annoyance lo them; but
the government levies no tax upon
wines made from grapes grown in the
United States, and wine-making is
not an occasion of the gricvaucc just
North Carolina is a natural habitat
of the grape. In addition to the na
tive Scuppernoiig.all varieties, wheth
er to the manor horn or domesticated,
which flourish anywhere in the Uni
ted State, do well in that State. Un
til a period comparatively recent
American wines have not been high
favor, but a new era has come for this
industry, and its importance promises
to steadily increase. The product for
the current vear is estimated at 23,
453,827 gallons, valued at 13,42G
174.87, of which California yields
two-thirds. There is no reason why
North Carolina might not find in
wine-making the basis of a large ad
dition to tier resources.
The other night a policeman ob
served a man hanging around the en
trance to a licnigau avenue nan in
a queer sort of way, and he asked htm
it he belonged to the order then in
session upstairs. The man replied
that he did, and the olhcer inquired
"Then why don't you go up?"
"Well. I was thinking of it."
""Haven't been expelled, have
"Aren't afraid of anybody ?"
"Add you haven't lost your inter
"I might as well tell you," said the
man after beating around a while Ion
ger. went down to Toledo a few
days ago, and somehow the story
came hack that I was drowned. My
lodge thereupon passed resolutions to
the effect that I was honest, upright
liberar and a shining ornament, and
thatthcir loss was my gain. I wasn t
d rounded, as voti see, .but I kind o
hate to walk in ou 'em aud bust those
resolutions. I've tried it three times
aud I can't get higher up than the
, fifth .stair before I weaken." Dciroit
' Free 1'rcHS.
A Miner' Romance.. :
Oare up Hit, Sweetheart to a Rich
Chum Married Years J tervants.
Chicago, June 28.--AI 5 iCmih-Ltr
t college, in the class of J63, there er
two chums, who had slmdr
rich mans son went into Hncin..
with his father in. New York 4tnd
took his friend Villi htm as an em
ploye. Things went smooth! for
sonic time, when that common acci
dent of Jile happened. They .both
fell in Jove with the! same trirL The
difference in the advantages he conld
offer the woman, he yielded, and with
scarcely a word of parting, rith none J
of explanation, he left New York and
Iwcnt West. A year afterward found
mm in sanirancisco, and he soon join
ed the gold-diggers. His fortune was
varied, at times rich, at times poor;
afterwards in Nevada he followed sil
ver mining, and when the sil ver crate
struck Leadville he went there.
There he was successful, and this
spring, a rich man, he determined U
return East for the first time in twenty-four
years. Yesterday, as lie got
on inc isoutnwestern train at Wilton.
lowa, and went to get on the main
ine tram which was to carry him to
Chicago, a lady who tras trying to
turn a seat attracted his attention, i
Stepping forward to help her, he first
ookcu wiiii wonucr, tnenjoy, to see
hat it was the woman he had run
away from so long ago, a woman now
... i . .
past wrry, nut handsome yet. lie
talked to her timidly at first and uncer
tain. When he learned that he.was
yet unmarried his questions came fas
ter yet, and her present condition was
soon known to him. Her parents had
died, and, depending on her exertions"
for support, she had taught school.
and at present was principal of a
sch?ol in western lowa. The old
ovcsiill lived in the miner's heart.
and he soon found that he had not
been entirely forgot lou by her. To
make a long story short, it was a very
lappy looking couple who got off
the train here last nieht. lookin?
br a minister, and a still happier one
which registered at the Sherman as
Mr. aud Airs, Shearburn, Ieadville,,
We put ou record lUthout solicitation tbe follow.
rnjf report of the
Anil-Prohibition District Conven
la accordance with a previous call the a&tl-pro-'
)a hit low convention (or the serentb coDgreMtoaal
dtstrtct met at Yadklnvllle on Frtdajr, the 1 4th Junt,
The following committee of one from each coaaty
was apixrinteu to grlcct and report permanent offl-
rs of the convention : W. O. Bogle, W. JL Bailey,
c. Buxton, a. D. Cuwles. o. A.. Bingham. L. 1.
Norman, O. R. Keeves and It. c. Pur; ear. The rook-
nilttee reported tUe following officers of lUe conven
Chairman Uon. F. E. Shober.
Secretaries -v. r.. Bogle. A. D. Ccwlei, T. i.
Stewart and o. M. Mathes.
non. F. E. Sbobor on taking the chair deuverea
lengthy and forcible address. '
Speeehra were afterwards made by Judge Fwcfees
J. C. Buxton. Kq.. Chna. Price, Kev. S. D.
and Dr. Angle. The addrmtses were aU aMt
argumentative speecbeM agalast the prohlbUlOB bill
Hliowlng its iDconslsteocteg and tho lbjurtoos. man
ner in which it would affci the buMneu Interesta
of tho State. . -
The following resolution vra adopted:
Kftti'ved, That a dl-strict executive campaign con-
inlttcc coiLtiHUng of on from each coaaty be a4
ivil&ted lo orgJiilze the district and "to further the
object of lb convention;
The eommlitee cm permanent organization was
directed to select the committee, which they dlA. .
aad reported the following committee to th4 eov
Ahe Rcv."W. M. Baldwin;
llTfhany Wta. Itaxdla ;
Alexander- AC.WstU ;
liavle Dr. M. D. Klmbrough;
Forsyth i. M. Mathes;
Iredell W. A. Ulaaon;
Bowau W. L. Koakln ; --
Surry J as. E. Lewellen;
Watauga 'I.., I Green ; .
Wiiwe Tyi e York ;
The committee further recommend that O. M.'
Mather, or Forty th. be aiHde chairman of tha oou
uMtee. The report of the committee waa adopted.
By resolution tbe.SiateerUle4awrWivaa4
uiarl, HaUslHiry Kzuiicr, Winston Suri aa4
other papers la the dlM rtet favoring the csase ct
antl-prf)blNtlon w ere requested to pebusfc th piv
tfdlngs of the meeting. 4 ' -
T. E. Saoaaa, Chna, ,
W. n.Borae. 1 -r
A. I. COWLES,
i.i. SewfctKT, wy".
O. M. MaTRKS, j
The dUtrlct a ntl-prohibition ceBTeanon hM at
Yadklnrllie. on the 84th. appointed the fotlowlac
executive campaign committee :
G M. Mathes. chairman, Winston ;
Kev. W. M. Baldwin. Shady Otore, Aah covat;
Wm, Hardly Sparla. Alleghany coast:
A. :. Watts, Taylorsvillf, AlegSBdcrcoaal; -
Dr. M. Klmbrongu, Smith Grme. DavUconal;
W. A EUaaon. Statet.vlll IredeUcoonl;
w. L. KanVln, Sallbnry. Kowan eoau&i'
Is?. It. Lcwellen, Copeland, swry cottaty ;
L. L. Green. Boooc. Wataufa coooty.
Dr. Tyre York, wnkeaboro. WUkcseoastf ;
Wesley Shorj. East Bend, Yadkin coaaty
What a chance Grant has to recov
er. Ict him refuse to take the charity
purse of 260,000, and like a man
stand on his own financial merit.
Two idiots, wha arc eager for fame,
have just' sailed from New York tr
Kugland in a -boat fourteen feet,
ugm in tne ncart rthe employe -was
loug and "bitter, but, contraiting his
. t . . r . k
. position with that oi his friend, the
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