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SALISBURY, N. C. THURSDAY, JULY 25, 13S9.
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IAH.ROAD ELECTION.
OfIGK "i-i hereby .civen that there
ii K,i .i ilir'1 titll held in Uo Willi coillitv
.win ""t . v - - t -
TuUy tod lftih (li'
iS'. Lsr the purpose of subinitling tot
,Ii.iYilud Voters, of said enmity, a m
J.' iuhscrihe one hundred thousu
the
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f,',ll ilJo the stock of the- Ya.lLrn Kail-
, KiIWy,Hi nvcperci-ni. wMiui ine
Ltintofdiowan, to run foil v years, with
... ntftslege ol paying any or--an oi mom
It tlieVnd often fears, or at any -tune
Iii'i eiwtr, Uliil l lie Bimni u moioiois-
lj,mel of said county elect. '1 hose
film Wish lo vote iu favor of said pn;o-
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AKLivriTOX, Ga., June 30. 1888,
I siifiVn!l with malarial lilool poison morror
less all the time, mikT the only medicine thai
ilroie me any goo 1 is U. Ii. Ii. It is undoubted
ly the bst ti.ood medicine made, and for this
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Cadiz, Ky.. July ;, 1837.
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Yours, . . . . H. Brandon.
It Removed tht Pimples.
Rorxir MorxTAix, Tcnn., March 23, 1887.
A lady friend of mine has for several reus
been troubled with bumps nndpimr.les n lur
titee and nee, far which she used various cos-
metics ia order to remove thcih and bcantify
au t imjirove her complexion: but these local
applications were only temporary and left her
skin iu a worse condition.
I recommend an internal preparation
b now 11 as Botanic lilood IJalm which I have
eeu using and selling about two years; she
used three bottles and nearly all pimples have
disappeared, her skin is soft and smooth, and
her general health much improved. She ex
presses herself much gmiified, and can recom
mend it to all who are thus affected.
Mrs. S. M. Wilson.
A BOOK CF WONDERS, FREE.
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SIIOJIT NOTRE. ,
Mar15, '88. - - ' - ly
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C. PoAittyeerelary.
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. - The Boys to be Troud of.
Here's to the boys that ore always ready
To dd their best at their play or work;
Xercr afraid, as some are, of labor
Never trying a task to shirk.
Never saving, cannot do it," .
And putting-it m-"till by-and-by,"
Dut facing each task with a sturdy courage;
A willing heart and .1 brave "I'll try.
Such are the bovs we all depend on,
Such are the hoys who will some day win,
Tiicy shut the doors of their hearts and guard
them
Against bad thoughts that would fain come in.
Though on1- boys, as age is reckoned,
j They are really men at heart say I, j
And it makes me glad and j roud to see thim.
jAnd the world will be proud of them by
i aud-ln .
F.len E. Rexford.
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It cisu't Lc(!oiie!M
i '-W't'd Le canoht!"
"I'll tell you how 5md the third
speaker, who stood facing his two
companions, I oys about his own,
si2t. stepped a little i:u;irer rs liesroke.
He wsi8 a bright, iilcrt boy of JO
Hurry Denton by name, the only sun
of a trusted engineer on the V. and
A. railroad. A horn mechanic niid
mathematician, he was easily the best
scholar in our school, while his f pen,
generous nature and fearlessness
made him the ler.der of the -village
boys. j
His companions were Willis Bnlyn,
a quiet, studious boy; the only child jof
a widow s hose slender income barely
sufficed to provide for the two, and,
with careful uianaenient to give the
boy such an education as she wished
him to have.
The last of the trio, and the narrator
of this e ca a e, a i call d"Ned' Fa".
iland. His social attributes were : si
love for mechanics and an aptitude for j
getting into sera pes,
It was the evening of Fast dajy,
1SG3, a time when that day meant for
Lmore than it (toes in those times of
peace. A 'Sunday qu;et w.is upon
the buisy vil'age, and only the music of
the church bells could be heard where
we boys stood. I
Before the civil war began. Steven
ton was as dull a t.lare as could be
MTound in New England, s .ve for the
small repair shops of the W. and A.
railroad, whit h were located at that'
pfaee, as it was 'midway between the
termini. " There were excellent wa e
privileges, but the water power of Miitl
river was utilized by but one small
onceri!, a woolen mill th:t. stood close
to the rail road shops. I
The war changed all this. The rail
road became a gre A transportation line,
and the rolling stock and machine
shops were more than trebled within
two years. A now company bought
the mill, added buildings oi brick alid
stone, and began the manufacture "of
army cloth.
Its contract necessitated running,
the mills night and day, and a speedy
innovation of the progressive manage
ment was a small gas works attached
to the-mills. As the railroad repair
shops were often forced to run over
tiujerirrangements were m ule to sup
ply them with gas from the mill plant
At this time many roads lighted their
passenger ears with gas," which wiis
stored in iron icservoiis. beneath the
cars. In the station platform were pits
furnished with hose for rilling these
holders. j
At Steventon the roal curves slight-
j
I v to the soul h, and at this point ta
branch running northwest connects
the main line with another village
about eight miles up the river. Near
its intersection with the V. and
railroad this branch crosses tlje
tail race from the mill and then the
river.,
An ingeniotii mechanic in the rail
road macliiae sl.os had built for tlie
directors a d;. patch car propelled by a
gas engine. It resembled an ordinary
platform car, was about eighteen feet
in length, and geared to one of its
ournals was an adaptation of the Le
noir gas motor. . In this engine a mix
ture of gas and atmospheric air is acl
mittedrto each side of the pi&t.m heaci
alternately, and the compound explod
ed at the right moment by an electric
spark from a Uuhmkorff coil. A two
bar railing of gas pipe surrounded the
platform, with an opening on one side
for ingress and egress. Near one end,
over the forwaad or driv ng wheels,
were the throttle and reversing levers.
The brake was a ste I collar, surround
ing a cylinder on the main journal, and
by means of a screw eon hi be tight
ened by turning an ordinary brake
wheel.
The car, though unfinished as yet had
nir.de several trial trios and had worked
perfectly, though the builder was not
yet quite sati.tied with some of iis ha
tiires. -
Now the proposition wnich had so
started Wilis and me was that we get
this car out, fill its g ts holder, and
take a ride up the branch. Harry had
been on it several-timos and knew that
he could handle it. -
. "I'll tell you how?' lie said, uand
no one will be caught, eifher. My
key unlock .; the shed where it is kept.
We will lay strips of board --on ttie
rails so the, wheels will Tmafce uq,
1 i 1 1 i . t t
sounu, mi me noiuer, pusii the car up
the branch line to the bridge, and
j away we go! We can easily g-t hack
1 before the special, with the two
.regiments for Greenville, is oie at this
place." ... ' I
Our objections were quickly over
ruled and wifh one eyo upon the
watchman's lantern, which occasional
ly shone here and there, as that offi
cial went his rounds in the railroad
yard, we proceeded1 to carry out our
plan All went ; smoothly and in
fifteen minutes we had fiiled the
holder, pushed the car to the trestle
over the race, and Were ready to set
out.
We took our places on the platform,
and when the watchman's lantern
again-disappeared, Harry opened the
throttle. The steady btit almost noise
less lieat of the engine, followed, and
we moved smoothly forward across the
trestle spanning the race, along
the embankment. beyond and
Jthen over the trestle that crosses
i Mill 'liver. Two miles further we
ga sed a culvert, and, about the same
, distance beyond, a bridge over the high
way. After crossing this Harry closed
the valve, and allowed the car lo come
to a standstill.
j l,Xow for a spin back." he 'aid, and
quickly reversing the engine, he ripen
ed the throttle again. There was a pe-
' culiar jumping motion as we started,
and Harry m some wav lost his bal
a nee, fell forward nd sideways,
and, carrying the lever down with him
it opened the valve to its fullest capac
ity. There was a sudjlen lurching for
ward of the car, and in a moment the
tremendous speed of the engine, added
to the force of gravitation for it
was down grade now sent us for-
I ward like an arrow. The air seem
ed to hiss past us. so great was our
.peed.
Harry regained his fee at onee, and
called to me, "Ned, the lever is bent
eve-r the guide rods. Help tne straight
en it.M
But our efforts was useless. We only
bent it m another place, while the
united strength of all thre? could not
shut the valve.
'The brake, Ned," said Harry, and
catching the wheel I gave it a quick
turn. Even as I saw how loseiy it
spun around, Harry exclaimed: "No
u.-e. The collar is! o.i Allen's bench.
1 saw it there this morning.
W
e are
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boys!"
We .ere. Even w hile we had been
making the discovery we had reached
the high embankment near the river.
A moment more and there-was a Hur-r-r-r!
as we sped over the trestle. A
brief interval, scarcely noticeable, and
a shorter Kur-r-i ! mounded. The next
Steventon station and shops were be
fore u. and on the platform, with lan
tern held above his head, stood the
watcman.
We had tin own our.-elves flat cpon
the floor, forward, -before eros.-ing the
bridges. I he car swung round the curve
in safety, gained the main line, and
spt-don toward the next station of Hau
he!d, a tow n of some importance 12
miles below.
iiiis had not spoked since our mis
hap; he now aske I, iu a voice so
changed that I would never have know.)
it, "Don't you think the watchman
will telegraph them to sidetrack
us at Haiilieid or do .-omething for us?"
"He c iiiuo ," said H trry. "EvvMi if
he could lind our operator, the Haii
lieid oihee is closed, Dj;it worry
boys," he added coolly ; "we are all right
if our engine runs i own before the;
special -meets us."
Oddly enough, I had forgotten tiie
special train whidi was to bring t.ven-
ty-two hundred recruits up to the
camp at Fairview, and as H u ry sp ike
a chill crept over ; ai d a horrible
buzzing tilled my ears and then every
seme was strained to catch some sign
of the dreaded train.
Still our speed was undiminished.
We sped through cuts and over bridg
es; past barns and j) ist quiet larm hous
es. On, on, on.
l,Hark!" called Harry, involuntarily,
for we could not be quiet or alert, and
then to our ears was borne the sound
of a distant whistle.
The special was coining!
Again the whistle sounded, nearer
than before, and to me it seemed like a
human shriek.
In another moment we caught sight
of a white light high above the track.
The Central road crossed us here at
grade, and this was the signal to the
special train that our line was open.
And theii to the left of the track we
discerned a lantern borne by a man
who seemed to be running toward as.
But these signs were forgotten in an
instant as the glare of a locomotive
headlight burst full upon us, lighting
the rails a he; d until they seemed like
bars of fire.
What my feel'ngs were I cannot
tell; I only know mat I was powerless
to move hand or fiK-t. I could only
watch the flaming meteor that nared
us so rapidly.
All at once I saw a lantern swung
aloft at our left, and the man who
held it shouted something I could
not make out. Then, at the very mo
ment that we .-eemed about ij crash
into the hissing monster before us, our
car swerved violently to the l.-ft, while
the two locomotives and the long
train of cars thundered by on the other
side.
A short distance we ran with rapid
ly slackening sjieed, then left the rails.
; :nid. nhiniriiiir into the sand, stojped
short. I rolled off under the rai..ng,
and knew not hiiiflr more until a man
rai.Scd me to mv leet ;
hurt.
uid asked if I was
hurt.
t soon recovered sufficiently to walk
to the station, whither Harry hud' pre
ceded me, while poor Willis, who lay as
on dead, was carried to the house of a
physician near by.
There was not a little excitement
over our escapade, but it dial away fin
ally, with no prosecutio'n.
It came ont thaf the watchman at
Steventon had rigTitly guessed the trou
ble when we sped by him, and had suc
ceeded iu getting a telegram to Han
field just in time to save us. To stori
the special was of no use, even if Ihey
could do so iti time, which was doubtful,
,s it was In sigut wheti the message vas
received.
So a man was sent to shift us to a side
track if ossibie, and this he succeeded
in doing, running us upon an uphill spur
which led to a sand bank by the road.
It. was a long time before Willis
could lie brought home, so great was
the shock to his nervous system. He
nevt r fully recovered, and died before
he had reached this twenty-third birth
day. Harry suffered in no way from the
horrors of that night, and is now a well
known inventor and builder in the great
west.
As for myself, it was long before I
could hear a locomotive whistle with
out a nervous tremor. And even now,
after a lapse of a quarter of a century,
I sometimes awaken at night with "u
start, for in my dream I have seen a
locomotive- headlight glaring at me
iu menace coming oh siviftly as if to
crush me to death. My nerves still
cherish the memory of that hideous
adventure. Edicin L. Johnson, in
Yuiith's Companion.
"Are the Romans All Deal"
Davidson Dispatch.
A few years ago, J ha w riter witness
ed a part of the proceeding of a Demo
cratic congressional convention at Ral
eigh. There were several candidates
aod the contest Was long and heated.
The la?te Thomas Kutfin was there sup
porting John W. Graham for the nom
ination.' Ballot after ballot was taken
ami excitement rose tj the highest
pitch. There were no probability that
i he convention would agree upon a
candidate, but the friends of each rival
were .holding their ground with a Zeal
that was intense. . When the excite
ment had reached a point where it
seemed that it could rise no higher, a
voice was heard proposing the nameol
Kutfiu as a compromise candidate. In
an instant the wildest confusion en
sued. Men shouted, waved their hat
and screamed until they were hoarse.
The proposal was received with enthu
siasm th.it promised an unanimous
adoption, but midst the din, the tall
gu nt form of Iho n.is Uuffi t io e in
the convention, those long arms, so fa
miliar to courts and juries, waved over
the noisy multitude and commanded
silence. He spake, and every ear was
strained to caicii his words. He said
that he was there supporting Mr. Gra
ham for the nomination, and though
the convention were read v to nominate
him with unanimity, he would refuse
to take advantage of the misfortunes
of his friend. lie declined to let
his name be considered by the conven
tion. f
What followed is well known.
Graham was nominated and was de
feated at the polls. Few men doubt
that the result would have been other
wise had Burfin been the candidate;
but the consciousness of duty well jer
lormed, even at theexiiense of so much
devotion and self-sacrifice, was worth
more to such a man as he than all
worldly honors,
Thomas Butfin has but lately passed
away from among us; but he has left
a name and example that are a price
less heritage to the young men of
North Carolina. "Are the Bouians all
dead?" Thomas It tiffin is dead, but
let us hope that his example will prompt
others to deeds of noble self-sacrifice,
and that his influence will live after
him in the hearts and lives of future
generations of Noith Carolinar-
New York Church.
N. Y. Star.
The New York chure'.i property, as
it stands to-dav, is worth in round fig
i;rs not less that $SJ,(H)0,(HK). This
I i II
en M'tuous sum is distributed pnequuuy
anion- over fourteen distinctive le-
nominations and a large number or in-
dependent churches and missions.
The greatest part of this property is
exempt from taxation. 1 he richest
deuominouon in the city is the Pro-
testaut Episcopal, whose property is
valued at some u,vwv',n.w, aim no-
t i . l-i iuui nnn i i. .i
lowed by Itoman uaxuonc, i icsoyier-
ian and' Dutch Reformed churches, in
order named.
In the Protestant Episcopal Church
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Trinfv parish st;mds at the head, own-
ing more property than" all the otber
Episcopal parishes put together. lhe
Triiiilv p uish is by far the richest
owned by any oue parish in tins cO"n -
try, and even in the worlk. The tax-
able projierty which produces
an an
nual iuoome. and is leased f r secular
purpose, is valneHtt only $8 000,000,
but the immense blocks upon which
Trinity Church and St. Paul's Chapel
stands are worth enormous sums. Be
sides this the many church building
and graveyard of the parish swell the
v lume of Trin. ty's estate to a great
niairuitude. This income is not wasted,
but i spent dn-'ing the year in church
wprk aiul charitit?.
A Charlotte Man Abroad.
Charlotte Chronicle. -
Texice, Italy, July 4, 1SS9, 10;S0
p. ih Last night at i) o'clock, I left
Vienna,, trawling, of course, fast
asleep until 0 h. m. to-dav. wIipji I
found mysidf goinglhrouah the vallevs
of the A If s. wsiere the scenery is sul , 11 oE tu? PWican pany ,t North
perb. At 1) m. I reached Potebba, ! .Mui N of which it is leader, have r
the Austrian Italian frmtur station' ce,Vetl ut -the hands of the Mott wiug
when- i tureui house fficer approach- . th.e l11" brought forth wkij-
ed iii sivi.i, "Wit a Bi.frii-v pere"aiillhe North State uy its n-
I IS eg .sa.p' ex tin illation.") I answered
him witn oue-lir.i (2 ) vuts) and re
mained undisturbed.
Passing through, perhaps twenty
five tunnels, I reiclml Udrice, a lunch
station. As I could not make known
my wants, a waiter concluded I was
-bnglish or American, and the words !
"roast leef" fell from his lips, l nod
ded my head. Roast beef came; at
least it looked like it, but I am sure
my dog would not have touched it.
Next station was Mestre: from here I
could see the monuments and towers, of
Venice, the wonderful city nthe Adri
atic Sea.
Before reaching Venice I passed over
a fine load about, three miles across the
swamps, then over a solid stone bridge
about two miles long. I soon entered
a grand depot. Judging from the
many tracks and engines and cars
light outside of the depot I thought
myself in some live' American city of
about 2W,000 inhabitants. I alighted
from the cars, followed the man who
carried my baggage. Instead of find
ing the usual cab of America, voitnre
of Paris i, the droschke of Berlin, the
fi iker o Vienna, I found a hundred or
mote gondolas, the depot being direct
ly in the Grand Canal. My gondola
went up the Grand Canal a few blocks,
a dozen or more side streets, under as
m my. bridges, landing at the "Grand
Hotel Victoria," a five story structure,
which rests on 3,000 piles of Lebanon
wood. The hotel is quite handsomely
furnished, white marble stairways and
spotted marble floors throughout the
building. The main part of this ho
tel was built iu n!xut 1210, over 800
years ago.
There are many a sidewalk to be
seeu with ancient stone and in irble
houses nearly all three to six stories
high. These blocks and houses rest on
piles of Lbi;ioi wodI, whi.di are
driven in about thirty-ive feet cleap.
The streets are generally six to eight
feet wide, and as there are neither
horses nor vehicles to b seen mr
heard, it is a very noiseless city.
Fruit peddlers and the gondola men
are making all the noise heard. The
Grand Canal extends around the en
tire city, and is perhaps 125 feet wide,
whilst the side streets in which the
gondolas carry their wares and passen
gers, vary from eight to fifteen in
width.
1 often wonder how thes? gondolas
and little streamer.sTivoid collision, but
the godolamen handle them as well as
the cabman handles hishor-e. A gon
dola with one man at work go-s as fast
as a rapid walk; two men drive a gon
dola as fast as a pair of horses trotting
through a city.
After dinner, about 7:33 to-night, I
h 'red a gondola. The beautiful air.
the bright moon and the lovely music
offered sufficient amusements. 4 had
often heard and road of the beautiful
gondola rids on the Grand Canal. I
expected much aud was not disappoint
ed. About every 200 feet apart. I
heard vocal and instrumental music,
musicians going along in a handsome
ly illuminated gondola, rendering mus
ic for 2) to 50 gondalas. which are
filled with people, following them.
Occasionally every gondola comes to a
halt, the music goes on, so does the
man with the hat, who steps from one
gondola into the other to get a few
centisimi.
Day and night can be seen in open
streets, men and women, boys and
ffirls. comins from their houses in
. bathing costumes; jumping
streets (or rather water") foi
into the
( or rather water ) for a swim
Judging from their
looks
tray need
it. At night, sometimes, to avoid
collision with gondo!av thev have
a lantern str ipped on top of their
heads.
The weather to-dav w is beautiful,
the therniom der this afternoon stand
ing at 803. To-night I go out at St.
j H.irco plilr.e: here I found
j M:lli)J thie.Uv a- i i
peopl?
Broid-
WV Xew-York. The squ ire is full
I of an(1 thp..e A .lUo a pblie
r,,lt.n on t.i10 ;i rea genuine
ir,e!1 trees and bushes, none
r. . tHoiurh than a peaeJi tree.
m moirjw J w;n hire a guide and
lf.mp
of the
large
Islands of
VTpniee
Next Sunday I shall be m Rome, a
few days later, in Naples; and from
ii, , f ftuii jr;v nvpP tn Pomti?H
lilt I' f A OHil T - "
, IX ot, irnnnt. Veanvin.i. I shall
njso Jike a sail on Mediterranian Sea.
retnr1 tf) Bremen to sail for New
York on July 2 Hh; via Rome. Pisa,
.Gcno.lf Turin, Milan, St. Gotthard,
c i,vankfort on the Main.
Good nitfbt.
With lest wishes for a hi; business
in your-new q narter. I remain
Yours truly,
Jcs. Balcch.
P. S. The Chronicle reaches me
....u iAn .ir nt.ti if. iv! h n. Knnrre or t
a.tistction, ana a sur -
me. sure ana s
prise to people who sec it, and who are. ! valued at 3,000,000. .UU IcUurU
told ' That's o ir d;.ily p.. per, We have by itst lf andurdUwrfuattrtHt
i i I :nt. i ;.,- it all d. yll nu.il.it w ptaevd, in h
only 1 1,000 inh MUm. w , J-f 'J u u:lttTh Jttwdwl.
8utesTille Oreeiubsrb.
AND OREEXSBORO POWJTED AS C8UAL- '
D3. M0TT8 MASTERY Of i-BIS PARTY.
Lenoir Topic, i
The ."fly-Wowing' -that the North
ite ami lhat most rea.W-UWe por
v, ui.iu-iiH, 111. in nun nvuvx -etiue
riuister!tin7iNorth Caialina witii
gloves iff. It is the old f.ional figLt
of States'ville against GiCcuboro, Molt
against Keough and Boyd, with State.
ville on top and with Mutt seateil iiio:e
firmly iu the saddle than, he efcr;wu4
before. The Topic predicts over u
year ago that, if Harrison were electees
ur. Mott wouict be an mfluentiul man
in the Republican rauks biit it did, not
anticipate such an overwhelming scoop
ol patronage as he has grabbed. He w
more of a Ikiss than he ever was. vVu
took for granted that President Harri---sou
would" compel the North Oaroltnoi
factions to settle their differences and
to divide out the pap among them
selves. He has not done so, but has sided
with one fr-ction and thrown the other
overboard. If the crowd that i in th
water have no life presenrers along
they are pretty good ulfcicfcingoutaut't
wilt do some very vigorous splashing
for the shore. The leading Republican
paper in North Carolina, t hat has jep
haps four times as m tnyreatlers a any
other Republican paper iu the State,
cannot be -shoved m contejuptuously
aide without serious results, to ti
harmony of the party, 1
Dr. Mott is a bold and dashing lead
er, more like Mahone than any other
Republican iu the Sviuth and he h;j
much of the ;u;d.tcity and many of the
dictatorial ways that ch;ir.tcterize the
little Virginian. He was the origi.a.
tor of the "liijeral moVtii4vnt" of J8S
that w;;s so sterile of results aud that
has always been so unpopular with the
rank and fije of the Republicans Tct
he clings to the idea that .underlies tnat'
"movement" with teuaeity aud insets
tipou working along that line. His
placing of Capt. Ch.is. Price -iuihe dis
trict attorneyship ami other siuiilaT
appointments are sufficient evidence of 1
t his. Mahone like, he does uot seek to
onciliate h;s opponent bnt to .whp
them in line or ireez.; them ut. "Ru.e
or ruin" has been attributed to him ;;'s
as a motto by hisvueiui s. ' '
Still, tlii doctor is sh;ewd and w
know that he hits laid before Mr, Har
rison a plausible prog, a mine for the fu
ture conduct of the Republican par.y
in North Carolina a programme so
plausible that the President took tu
strious responsibility upon his shouldeia
of so far turning his biu-k tipou all of
the North Carolina RepuUkria repn
sentatives in Couga-ss except Fi.iait
and upon the great iu is of the respect
able element of the party in the Stater"
as represented by the North ijtate, as
to give the whole disputing of patron
age t the diK-tor. Ewart only got in
to tlie ring by swearing fealty" to Mott.
This programme (it is not necessary to
speak of it particularly at present) is a
shrewd but -visiouary dream of the
uoctor andean nevei be carried throneh
without the co-operation of the North
State wiug and it may be set down for
a fact that he will never receive-that.
It involves a complete revolution with
in the ranks of tiie Republican party.
Mr. 3 nines E. Boyd, oue of the edi
tors of the North State, was one of the
elect ors-at-large on the Harrison tickt t,-.
last 'fall, was for a long time distiict
attorney and is said to be the ablest
Republican speaker iu the State, feti
he receives nothing and the office he:
sought, the district attorneyship, ya
iveii to Captain Price, a "hbend"cou-
vert oi 135, a man wiio is cuargoi
with being ad)emocr;it. Congressman
B rower has no influence at the White
. . n .i i i ' i
Hoase and has to cool his ?him in the
ante-rooms while Dr. Mott ch itscosiry
with the "dish-faced'f man withiojthe
inner circle.- Not content with -treating
'the Congressman tTith contempt,
the administration's underlings Eaves
and White White's wife is .ivd to bo
kin to Harrison are charged with
the invention-of using the revenue ma
chine to defeatjlrowr.
Price is a DenMcr.it. it is charged; at
any rate si true-blue Republican. Has
the North State seen any significance
in the fsiet that District-Attorney Price
has not resign H his positiou v attor
torney f of the Richmond and Dunville -R
ii I road Com puny ? Is not 510,000 :t
year fees as district nttorucy enough
for him? Does the North State Ije-.
licv? there is any permanence iu Price's
appointment to the district attorney
ship? This is hot a Democratic love-feast
and we are only sitting in tho gallery
during the interesting perform-uct, but
we c.tnuot resist the pteasure-bf maun
festiug a lively interest in the outcome,
the denouement of the intricate plot.
We like a pretty play The brethren
w ho are "in the)np'andneeni to have
plenty of flies on them will please .oic
4 et,t their Deuncr.itic friendV issnr.ucr
o. their .most profound couiiuiAerutiuu,
The giaut diamond, luUly ditu-oVcr?)
in Cape Colony, and noy at " the PaiU
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