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Hie Carolina Watchman
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f jL XXI. THIRD SERIES
SALISBURY, N. C. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1889.
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' jicbmond & Danville Railroad.
Ur BlVECT NOV. 24, 1883.
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r 75 Meridian Time
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No. 51. N6. M.
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t Dally, except, Sunday.
1 Lv. Atl.mt:l
' iri tiibug
Lt. Hot Sjittngs
Ar. Sri biliy
Af. mini im.
" in liuiotid
" New York
, Tnttyfor HaV-lirl) vi i Cl:irksVilleleiveK!cltnionrl
dally. 3-1' M.: KysvHI. c.oo p.m.; arrlv. s Clnrks
Tllle. T.;:, P. M : 'Kfnr I, S.25 P. M.; Vicn(lcrsn.!i r
inJvcs Dnrli'omdo.'o p. m.rRalWgn 11. So pm.
Retornlnir leaves ItitloJtrh 7.oo. A. V.; Din-ham,
f .Iil, K. M ; Henderson, s 3o A. M.; Oxford, 9.45 A.
Mv; ftarijpsvllle. Jo 55 A. M ; Keysyllle, 12.25 P.M.;
jrrlvf s lil. hniond. 3.3o P. M.
Throo'iii psin2fr eosich daily between. Kleii
mo! i anf KaLolif'i. vhi Kovsville leav4ir Iflehruond
3.oo p m.. and returning leave Raleigh 7.::5 a. m.
. I.o 'a! mi x" 1 1 rains leave Dwrhfm dally except
Sunday. 8,oo l'M..; arrive Key svtllc. 1 35. A. W j ro-lurornir.-lt'
vvt- Kcvsville. .Wf, A. M.; nrrlvliKr l)ur-
hum. 5.20 p. mllali Ili ll.so p.rp PuaKerjer coaclr
ttachcrt. -. -
So sr anil " ;. i inocts at ''U'hirioprt dntlv evoe4
snnrim jur West l oint and U.wtbncre via York Klv
. No. .vt from w est Point portfire's daily except
SU'ulav nl i:ibmond with No. r.ii for the Rout I .
(No. So andSI conne.'if at :olishoro with trains
tatru) from Morehead ("Uv nridfNVlltnlnglori.-- And
atshoa tJi ijnd from F;ve'fvUle.
Mn 52 connects at Oree-nsbrolfor Fayetlevllle.
So. R3 conheetH t'sltn-i for Wilson," N. C
Soa..5oaBd5l make close eonnetten- at I'nlvef
sltr si iilpji with trains to and from- chapel liHl,
Oa train no 50 add 51. Pullman -.tiff ol Sleeper
bftvreen Atlanta anri N'-w York, Danville and Au
trusta. nvl Grcdoboro a A she vl lie to Moiils
town. Tenn. , '
On trains ".2 and 53. Pullman P.nffet Sleeper beK
tween VV isldngton and New Orleans, via VonliT.nir
My; and between Washington nnt. Birmingham,
nekmnnd and Oreejigbbro, Ralel?h and (Hrens
born. ml P ill-n n p"trlor ir-i ho; veon chariot t e
mdAuifusta, and Pullmin Huffer Sleeper between
Waslilnift-un and Ashevllle and Hot Sprlmrs.
Tfoiis'1i tiojcet.son sale at principal stations, to
For rates and Information, applj to any agent of
Ike Company, or to
lOLHAAS. J A3. L.TAYLOR,
Iraflie Manager. Uen. Pass. Agent.
W. A. TURK,
llv. Pass. Agent.
lincnil and BaimUg KailriM Co'
W. N. C. Division
fusseiiger Train Schedule.
KlTcctive May 13th, 1888.
Train No. 53.
I a. in
j 30 p. m
' 2 W
9 60 p.m.
SaUbbury 7 0
Newton 6 5T
Hickory 5 17
Connelly Springs 146
Morgnnlon 4 30
GieMalplho . 4 IT
Marlon 3 44
Old Kort a 13
Hound Knob 2 35
lilac k Mountain i M
Ashevllle 1 25
Ashevllle l lit
Alexanders 12 4
Marshall 12 19
Hot springs 1140
r. 7 sn
a. rr. .
p. in .
.' 8 SO
" 11 4'i
" 1 54.
m. Louisville 1
1 mil an.i polls
Dally except SUNDAY "
oSa"' u'Jlve Ashevllle...
12n. Arr 'aynesvllle
Ai r 4 50 p. m
Charleston 10 Ifta. rn
Leave 7 30
A.-& S. Road.
Dally except SUNDAY
TRAIN NO 11
Spartanburg Arrive 2 10 p. m
ll-t'iidersonvllle i r8 a. m
AshevUle Leave 8 10
Att. "" ' "'tan time usedto Hot-Sin-trirs
Hhnuns,. ;. 1U. . west "f !oi srlnsg,
111 P' fsbetvyeeu Washington sqjlslmry
.; , Rletunond 'Jreenshoro
RaHrh & Oreensboro
Salisbury & Kuoxville
A. WINRl'im. Aet'eD.T. A
StjfttHaa mTr TT P. ltw-n & i,-8 Ni WKpop. r
nuiv lv. t'.itiTt.. ay. 411. l.r ilnrt.
This powder never varies. A marvelof-punty
strength, and wholesoiaeneSR. More econoniick.1
thnnthe-irdlnarv kinds, and cannot be sold In
competition with the tmiimudeof low test; short
'weight, alum or phosphate powders. Sold oidy In
cans. Uoyai. Basing Powdik Co. .106 Wall Bt.N
Porsalcby Binlmm & Co., Young & Bos
tian.nnd N. P. Murphy.
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For sale by J NO. H. ENNISS, Druggist.
KERH CBAIOE. L. H. CLEMENT
CRAIGE & CLEMENT,
Attorncva t Xj cvw
Feb. 3rd, 1881
RR. J. C. McCUBBINS,
QolMyl-innr - -
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OdH-e in Cole btiihiing, second floonexl to:
Tlr lim libel l.s. Opposite L). A. Alwell's
bird ware store, Main street.
SUDSCRIliK FOR TIIE
. ss ii ii m o-
incciiump wuo tries to cross the track in
front of flying trains
His name is in the uapers every day
That is, if his acquaintances. distinguish his
His name is in the papers every day.
The careless hired girl, when the wood is wet
Would hurry up the fire w,ith a little kero
sene, And give the coroner mlianec his jury to con
vent, Her name is in the papers every daj-.
The husband who goes home at night and
-scares his wifes for fun
His name is in the papers every day
And .quite forgets lie bought and told her how
to use a gun
Mis name is in the papers every day.
And there's the hurried citizen, who hasn't
time to wait,
But boards or leaves the trains while run
ning at a fearful rate.
And walks with crutches afterward, with slow
and halting gait,
His name is in the papers every day.
And there's the chap who monkeys with the
buzz-saw while in tunc
His name is in the papers every day
FI is race will likely be exterminated oon
Their names are in the papers every day.
And there's his daring brother, who is still a
Who dies an awful death, eith no exception
to the rule ;
For lie's the man who gets too near the hind
leg of a mule
His name is in the papers every day.
A Blockade Runner.
The second year of the American
civil war fount) me acting master on
board (fie wnr steamer Richmond, then
stationed off Baton Rouge. Earl' in
January, 18G3,I was officially in formed
of my promotion to the grade of acting
lieutenant. A week later, by order of
Admiral Farragut, I assumed command
of the VV. G. Anderson, then lying off
the Pensacola navy yard.
The Anderson was a beautiful clip
per bark, built in Boston for the C;ipe
of Good Hope trade, and had been pur
chased by the United States Govern
ment in 1862. She had then been fit
ted out as a cruiser, her decks strength
ened to carry an armament of sixtv-
two pounders, two 1 wenty-four pounder
howitzers, and a thirty pounder Parrot
rifled gun on the forecastle, with a
complement of ten officers and 105
My orders were to proceed to Texas,
lo join the ileet engaged in the block
ade of Arkansas and Matagorda bav.
This was welcome news, and there-was
a great deal pf blockade running in
that quarter, which offered to us a line
prospect for excitement and prize mon
ey. Our ' preparations were quickly
made, and then we weighed anchor,
saluted the dag officer's pennant, and
were off for our station.
The first few days passed quietly,
witu-notliing to interrupt the usual
routine of sea life on board a man-of-war.
As we were now in the direct
line of the blockade runners bound
from the coast of Texas to Havanna,
their favorite port, I issued an order
that a lookout should be kept at each
masthead from daylight until dark.
The cry "Sail ho!" was constantly
heard from our vigilant lookouts, but
the sails thus discovered proved, after
much chasing, to be all legitimate
traders, or at least their papers repre
sented them as such, and we had our
labor for our pains.
As 1 looked at our track, laid out on
the chart by the navigating officer, at
the end of the fourth day, it resembled
a Chinese puzzle much more than the
course of a vessel bound to a certain
point with a leading wind. We had
no'further time to lose, and so I laid
our course direct to Galveston, where I
was to report to Commodore Bell be
fore going down to my station.
The following morning at daylight I
was aroused by a boy, who reported
that the officer of the deck had made
out a schoouer on the lee beam stand
ing to the eastward. I bund led on my
clothes, and hurrying on deck, found
our shiri making all light sail in chase.
The vessel was so far to loe ward of
us that her hull was scarcely risible
above the horizon, but the breeze was
fresh and our canvas was drawing well,
I and it was soon apparent that we were
gainiJig on her. By the tune wepqied
to breakfast we h ad-raised her hull, and
I felt confident j)f overhauling her in a
But it "how became evident that the
schooner was by no means anxious that
we should come to closer quarters, and
proposed to prevent it it possibile
'Suddenly putting her helm up, she
kept awaybefore the wind, and crowded
on can fasti n til she looked like a great
This move convinced us that we had
at last fallen into luck, and that the
sehooner was what we had been so dil-
igentlv seeking a blockade winner
To make assurance doubly sure, I gave
the Parrot rifle its extreme elevation,
and seut a shell screaming down to
ward her, at the same time hoisting our
colors as a polite invitation for her to
heave to and allow us to overhaul her.
But our courtesy passed unnoticed,
and she displayed no colors in return.
We followed her example in making
sail as we squared away and evtry yard
of duck that could he boomed out
from huv part of the ship was brought
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jV e were evidently gaining on onr
' chase, and all seemed to lie going well,
wheu there was an ominous sound of
'slatting canvas, and, looking aloft, I
saw that the breeze was falling us.
This was unfortunate, for a stern
chase" is proverbially ujt long chase."
The forenoon was well along, and we
were still miles astern of tbe schooner.
I ordered that all our sails be hoisted
taut and sheeted close home, but the
wind continued to get lighter until
there was scarcely enough iweeze to
give us steerage way. Occawnaly we
could feel a slight puff of airv and, re
membering the experience of the Con
stitution when chased by two English
frigates in 1813, 1 ordered that whips
be rigged aloft, and that the sails thor
oughly drenched with salt water.
Still, with all our efforts, it was evi
dent that we were not materially les
sening the distance between the two
After consulting with my executive
officer, I decided that my only hope of
securing our prize before da.it as of
course she could easily evade us by
night was to send a party in one of
the boats in chase. Accordingly Mr.
Bayley had his boat, the first cutter,
called awav, the crew carefully armed,
and a smafl Galling gun mounted in
the bow of the bout.
The chase was now, we estimated,
nearly sit miles distant, and, as the
was all the time forums ahead several
knots an hour, there was a prospect of
a good long pull for it; "but the bait
was a tempting one, and the boat s crew
were very ready to make the effort.
1 arranged with Mr. Bayley that, if
night should overtake us lief ore he
could return to the ship, I would lay
her to, and would uoistsigtral lanterns
so that we could be seen. He tool wit h
him a number of rockets and Coon
signals to burn if needed.
With our liest wishes for his success.
he shoved off, and the rowers pulled
lustily toward the schooner. It was
not necessary to give the order to keen
a sharp lookout on the movement of
the boat, for everv man in the ship felt
a personal interest in her, and all hands
were watching her, from the masthead
lookouts to the mess cooks, who hung
gazing out of the ports whenever they
could escape for a moment from their
I u ties.
To pull a heavy man-of-war's cutter
six or eight miles at sea is not child's
play, ami although the men buckled to
their oars like heroes, it was slow work.
The sun was getting low when the of
ficer of the deck called my attention
from the boat I was watching so anx
iously through the glass to a heavy
bank of black clouds making to the
'I am afraid we are going to have
our wind, now that we don't want it,"
A vivid flash of lightning, emphasiz
ed by a rattling clan of thunder, fol
lowed hard upon this remark.
"Yes, you must let in your studding
sails and fly kites at once, Mr. Allen,
for it is coming down upon us by the
ru ii !"
The boatswain's call sounded shrill,
and the light sails came rapidly in.
"Furl your topgallant sails, sir,'1 I
cried, and, soon after they were in, tlie
wind was howling.
"Stand by topsail halyards fore and
aft, clew lines and reef tackles. Let go,
clew down and haul out. Aloft top-
men and put in two reefs was the next
order. "Masthead, there; can you see
"No, sir; the cutter and schooner are
both shut in entirely," was the reply.
By this time we were tearing
through the water under double reefed
ton sails and whole canvas, keeping as
nearly as possible toward where the
boat had. last been seen. The squall
brought raiu with it in torrents, and
as the darkness closed in, the desire to
overhaul the schooner became second lo
that of picking up our boat and her
crew. o I decided to heave the ship
to, and let Mr. Bayley find me, as I
certainly could not expect to find him.
I ordered that lanterns be hoisted at
each masthead and at the end of the
topsail yards, and directed that a gun
be fired and a Coston signal burned
every fifteen minutes.
By this time the squall passed, the
rain ceased, and the moon was strug
gling out of the ragged looking clouds.
Boom! went our first signal gun, and
at the same moment the Coston signal
was ignited and flamed tip. light
ing all about us with its deep crimson
"Sail ho!" yelled the forecastle look
out. "Where away?"
"Close aboard on the starboard bow,
And there, sure enough, loomed the
sails of a schooner on the port tack,
standing directly across our bow.
"And it's the Johnnie!" exclaimed
Mr. Allen, as he gazed down from the
forecastle iu astonishment upon the
vessel almost under our bowsprit, her
deck piled up with cotton bales, aud
her crew standing thunderstruck at
their perilous position.
I sprang noon the forecastle and
re to, or i ii sihk vou
1 gun, Mr. Allen!"
"All ready , Sii !
"Dou't fire? we surrender!" came
quickly from the schooner, as she flew
up in the wind and lay bobbing help
lessly on our port bow.
"Send a boat to me at once with
your captain, and let him briug his pa
pers, if he has any!" I called out.
"We stove the boat the other day,
j sir. and she will not float," tUey replied.
Verv well. I will semi my own boat
to you, Mr. Allen, clear away tbe se-
cond cutter aiicT go on "board that
schooner to take charge of her with
four of our young men. Send her cap
tain and his crew back here in our boat.
Take a master's mate with you, and
see that your crew are properly armed."
"Aye, aye, sir," and the boat was
called away and prepared.
"By the way, Mr. Allen," I called
out as the boat shoved off, "see if you
can find out from any of them what
has become of Mr. Bayley. In dodg
ing him they have probably run afoul
I hud gone aft to see the boat off
and give these orders, and as they
were executed, I looked to see where
the schooner lay, but could not find her.
"Forecastle there, where away is the
schooner?" 1 hailed.
There was a moment's pause and
then the hesitating reply. "Sbflfe has
drifted out of sight, sir: I can't make
1 sprang forward, and sure enough
nothing could be seen of her.
"Schoouer ahoy F hailed, and lis
tened, but no answer came.
A signal was burned; but it only
served to show us onr boat pulling
aimlessly in the direction in which we
hod last seen the schooner. It was
plain that we were duped. While we
were lowering our boat she had quietly
filled away, and had already such a
start as o reuder a search for her in
the darkness hopeless, more particularly j like r;t ito the bonds our farthers
as two of our boats were now away expected to bM x th from
rrom tne shin. causes which our Southern atmos
1 Horoumi v vexed sit the sriinniirv "i t .
of the forecastle
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w.wui, xuwc wiif
1 ess n ess had allowed such a ruse to
succeed, I recalled the second cutter
and paced my quarter deck with a
mind occupied in most unpleasant re
flections. It was evident that I must rem liu
hove to with, my ship, or I should prol
ably lose my other boat, if she had not
hoplessly already gone to the bottom
in the squall, it was certainly a bad
r , n Ul(u,uu, ,u,ui mu,
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J Tn i" .i j t
C-r-r-r-a-c-k came the sound of
l t -i n i i i i i i
leaving a trail or ure oenina it UKe a
with his Gutting
there! Fill aw a',
make all sail. Be
we shall not be
Tin-re he ;oes ag ain
Bayley, after all,
coffee mill down
Mr. Allen, and
alive about it or
in at the death.
Well, I don't fx
lievo. she will get
V Ct ttj 1 1 .lf9 11"
it"v.r Tt-ii Mia nrxMFt
1 I . 1 .
as the topnian sprang aloft to turn
-At.-. J t V O iiv... Ill VUUU lllili v tJ iillUU,
1 nnA ..... fill
out t he reefs. The topsail yards were
mast-headen, the "topgallant sails
sheeted home with lightning speed,
and we bore down upon the scene of
conflict with all possible dispatch
But the tiring had already ceased,
and we soon saw signal lanters hoisted
from the masts of the schooner that
had given us such a chase.
"Well, sir, we have got her at last!''
came over the water to us, in Mr.
Bayley's voice, as we approached.
"Glad to hear it, Mr. Bayley," 1
replied, "but have you got her?"
"The schoomr L'oyal Yacht, ju tout
of Galveston, with 150 of cotton, sir."
Give them three cheers, men,' I
1 said, and our crew sprang into the rig
ging and gave three as hearty chwrrsas
ever came from the throats of a hun-
1 dred men.
I k,l will seiul Mr. Allen on board the
schooner with a prize crew
! can return in your boat,
, schooners captain and crew.
, and you
Willi . IIH3
This exchange was soon made, and
Mr. Bayley came on board with his
prisoners and gave me the particulars of
; the capture. When the squall struck
! he had lost sight of the chase, and for
U time had had his hands full in keep-
ing his boat from tilling. VV hen the j
j wind lulled he determined to return to j
the ship, and, hearing our guns and
i seeing our signals, ue was malting the
best of his way back to us, when the
schooner that was escaping
almost ran him down.
He at once opened fire with his gat
ling gun, at snort range, and drove
the schooner's crew from the deck
and wheel by a well directed fire.
Left without a steersman she yawed,
the cutter dashed alongside, and the
crew sprang on board, and the prize
Upon investigation it proved that
the schooner had run out from Galves- adherence to the Constitution, from
ton two nights before, and skillfully wnicu it had its birth and by the nur
piloted by her captain, who was verv , ture ()f which its stars have come so
familiar with the bay, had passed ! maf.u to outnumber its original strioes.
through our blockadingsquadron under
cover of darkness.
At 10 o'clock that night we were
again on our course for Galveston, '
with the Royal Yacht following iu our
wake, the cynosure of many watchful
eyes. There was a good leading breeze,
and by the same hour the next night
we anchored among the fleet, and I re
ported my arrival to the commodoie.
The next day I put a prize officer and
crew on board the schooner and des
patched her to Key West, where she
was duly libeled, condemned and sold
Of the proceeds of the sale the govern- j them, and, as best we may, main
ment reserved one-half, and the other , taj tVilt wi,jcl we wouy m,t surrender
moiety was divided among my officers wjthout losing your respect as well us
aud crew. our own."
As I had captured her on the high i m m m
seas, out of sigut of any other vessel, I Florida is the greatest lemon country
1 receiveu one-ieuiu or our nair wnicu
made a very agreeable addition to my
bank account, aud was a pleasant souv-
euir of my first capture of a biockaoe
runner. 1 StuuUoir j.t in Youth's
Southern Patriotism and Devotiom.
New York World.
Away back in 1830, a half century
and three yeurs ago, Jefferson Davis
spoke these words for the Union,
which will bear favorable comparison
with ain thing that has ever fallen
from the lip of an Americin orator.
In 1770 the rights of man were vio
lated in tiie outrages upon the North
ern colonies and the South united fli
a war fur their defence. 1812 the flg
of o.ir Union was insulted, our sailors
rights invaded, and, though the inter
ests infringed were mainly Northern,
war was declared, and the opposition
to its vigorous prosecution came not
from the South. We entered it for
the common cause, and for the com
mon cause we freely met its sacrifices.
If, sfr, we have not been the " war
party in pace, " neither have we been
the " peace party in war, " and I wiil
leave the p.ist to answer for the future.
If we have not sought the acquisition
of provinces by conquest, neither have
we desired to exclude from our Uubn
such as, drawn by the magnet of free
institutions, have peacefully sought for
admission. From sire to sou has de
scended our federative creed, opposed
to the idea of sectional conflict for pri
vate advantage and favoring the wide
expanse of our Union. If envy and
i pnere nas never iurnistieu. As we
lh:irpd in triM Lml sn a, h .vo c
in the triumphs of our country. In
our hearts as in our history are minglert
the names of Concord, ;ind Camden,
and Saratoga, and Lexington, and
Plattsburg, and Chippewa, and Erie,
and Moultrie, and iew Orleans, and
Yorktown, and Bunker Hill. Group
ed together they form a record of the
v i r , w v null i j i v II
triumps of our cause, a monument of
the common glory of our Union. What
Southern man would wish it less by
1 - . .
one of the Northern names of which
, u is composed? 0r where is he whQi
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the ground made sacred by the blood
of Warren, would feel his patriot's
pride suppressed by local jealousy?
Type of the men, the event, the pur
pose, it commemorates, that column
rises, stern, even severe, in its simplic
ity; neither niche nor moulding for
i parasite or creeping things to rest on;
composed of material
that defies the
w t iv vj. mill uuvt MUIIIUI l 11U
,,er to the Sftul f noh,, rho,..rht.
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Beacon of freedom, it guides the pres
ent generation to retrace the fountain
of our years aud stand beside its source;
to contemplate the scene where Massa
chusets and Virginia, as stronger
, brothers of the family, stood foremost
to defend our common rights, and re
membrance of the- petty jarrings of to
day are buried in the nobler friendship
of an earlier time."
Webster's Bunker Hill oration is
or was, in the school books, but it
contains no passage more eloquent
or patriotic than the one from Mr.
Davis on the almost forgotten Oregon
Mr. Davis1 loyalty to tlie Union
was questioned later. He answered in
a speech in the Senate in February.
1850. In 1 hat speech is a burst of
plrmupnrp l.luir. in nnthrts frnno-ti !ind
, heauty is not surpassed by anything
' in rim ti'i.jil.i iii .lit w..il lit ii i i r i i iii 1 4
ii vui " iiviv j" oiuLtn liicitibiiiCt iiv
"Lightly and loosely, representatives
of Sout hern 'people have been denounc
ed 'as disunionists by that portion of
the Northern press which most de
st ires the harmony and endangers the
perpetuity of the Union. Such even
has been my own case, though the
man does not breathe at whose door
the charge of disunion might not as
well be laid as at mine. The son of a
Revolutionary soldier, attachment to
this Union was among the first lessons
of my childhood; bred to the service of
my country, from boyhood to mature
age I wore its uniform. Through the
brightest portion of my life 1 was ac
customed to see our flag, historic em
blem of the Union, rise with the rising
anfall with the setting sun. I look
upon it now with the affection of early
love, and seek to nresorvo it. bv sl strict.
iSh,lU that fl l2, which h is gathered
fresh glory iu pvery war and become
more radiant still by the conquest of
peace shall that flag now be torn by
domestic faction and trodden in the
dust by sectional rivalry? Shall we
of the South, who have shared equally
with all your toils, all your dangers,
all your adversities, and who equally
rejoice iu your fame shall we be de
nied those benefits guaranteed by our
compjict or gathered as the common
fruits ofa common country? If so,
self-respect requires that we should as-
in the world. .Lemons weighing a
pound each are common iu Florida,
and along the banks of the Culoosa-
hatchile is a single tree which bears
5.000 lemons, many of which weigh a
A Proposition Worth Weighing.
Among the many propositions pre
sented for consideration by the recent
National Silver Convention referred te
the Committee on Resolutions and by
it reported bajk to the Vonvention as
worthy of " publication w in the official
records of the proceedings of the con
vention though not adopted as one
of the resolutions subinitteiMor adop
tion was the following: -
"Besolced: That the national bank
ing system of the country shall only
be perpetuated by the said banks de
positing with the Government, as se . ...
curity for their circulation, gold or
silver bullion. Silver to be received by
tbe Government at a value of $1.12
per ounce; provided that if silver at
tain a higher valuation than $1.12 per
ounce, the Government shall receive
the same at its market value."
Mr. George Utter, of Silver City, N.
M.. who is the author of this proposi
tion also supported it by the following
well considered remarks:
"If Congress would pass an act
compelling the national banks of the
country to buy silver bullion, and de
posit the same with the Government,
to secure their circulation, the present
enemies of silver, the national banks,
would at once change heart aud be
come the ardent supporters of free
coinage. It will be of great benefit to
the banks by giving them a safe and
permanent basis of circulation in place
of scarce and high priced bonds. The
demand of the country is more money.
usteaii or sio, zzo or even $oU per
capita; we demand $100 per capita, so
as to enable the great mass of debt
payers to pay, so as To enable the
working man, the business man and
all other buyers of goods to pay cash,
so as to enable the millions of people
whose homes and property are mort
gaged, to pay these obligations.
" Unless speedy action is taken hr
Congress, a fiuanciul revolution fviU
occur which will convulse the world.
A few men hold the struggling mH-'
lions by the throat, through notes and
mortgages, and as a means of general
relief, I to-day appeal through this
convention, to every man who owes a
dollar and buys goods on credit, as well
as to every voter, to use his influence
with his Cougressmaii to have him fa
vor a silver bullion d -posit and at
leat a Largely increased silver coinage.
" Why place these twin trotters,
silver and gold, on the track together,
and then permit the backers of gold to
place heavy toe weights on silver! in
the shape of restricted law, and theu
wonder why silver does not keep pace
" The voters of the country demand,
humanity unanimously demands that
the money metals of the world shall
alike be unrestricted. A Loudon bank
er and an Eastern College Professor
say that silver is no longer a precious
metal. The above and a vast number
of other arguments are ruade against
what they call a failing and local in
dustry; such, gentlemen, is not the
case. At least, fS per cent, of the silver
mines contain more or less gold; these
twin metalrTwere nursed 4n the bosom
of the same mother, and rocked in the
cradle of human progress from time
immemorial. The history of the
world proves that the most prosperous
nations aretfiose that have not limited
silver as a circulating money medium.
"A large per cent, of silver and gold
mining is done in the United States, .
and is not restricted as to locality, as"
these metals are found and mined in
nearly every State and Territory in the
Union. If Congress will pass a billon
the busis of this resolution, she wijl
foster an industry which will give
work to the millions of laborers"" and
through the general results largely,
settle the labor question of tbe day,
cause the price of silver to reach m
high value, furnish the world jrith at
least as much gold as silver, which will
be incidentally mined with the silver,
aud, as a result, create a prosperity
unprecedented in the history of the
world, by overcoming the two great
evils of the day the credit, system and
a financial crisis every few years.
Geo. Ft. Utter.
"Silver City, N. M?'
. Eating Lemons. -
A good deal has been said lately -through
the papers about the health
fulness of lemons. The latest advice
how to use them so they will do the
most good runs as follows: Most pee?
pie know the benefit of lemonade be
fore breakfast, but few know -ho itrs
more than doubled -by taking another
at night also. The way to get the
better of a billious system without blue
pills or quinine is to take the juice of
one, two or three lemons, as the app
tite craves, in as much ice water as it is
pleasant to drink, without sugar before
going to bed. " In the morning, on
rising, or at least half an hourv before
breakfast, take the juice of one lemon
in a goblet of water. That will clear
the system of humors aud bile, with
mild efficacy, without any ofthe weak
ening effects of calomel or Congress
water. People should not irritate tbe
stomach by eating the lemon clear; the
powerful acid juice, which U almost
corrosive, infallibly produces inflam
mation after a while; but properly di
luted, io that it does not burn or draw
the throat, it does its full medicinal
work without barm, and when the
stomach is clear iff ftaid, has abumlant
opportunity to work ou . the system