ff OL XXI. THIED SERIES
SALISBURY, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1890.
COME ! SEE ! BUY
t. . WRICHT.
lie Leading Furniture Dealer and Undertaker
A Toons: Highwayman.
h ftow offering
the Largest and Best Assorted Stock of Furni-
t-ure ever brought to this place.
Mohair Crush Plush at $00.00 Former
Silk Plush at $50.00. Former price,
$00.00. . v
Wool Plush at $35.00.
RED ROOM SUITSL
RED ROOM SUITS!
Antique Oak, Antique Ashe, Cherry ami
Walnut at prices that defy competition.
A LARGE STOCK
A LARGE STOCK
Of Chairs, Safes, Mattresses of "all Kind,
Spring Bed, Work Tables for Ladies,
Pictures and Piturc Frames of every style
and quality always in stock, or will be
made to order on short notice at reason
BABY CARRIAGES 1
A large stock of Raby Carriages with
wire wheels at $7.50.
Silk Plush Seat and Satin Parasol Car
riages with wire wheels at only $10.50.
Formerly sold for $22 50.
UNDERTAKING DEPARTMENT !
Special attention given to undertaking
in idJ its branches, at all hours day and
Patties wishing my services at nijiht will
call at my residence on Rank street, in
Thanking my friends and the public
generally for past patronage and asking a
continuance of the same, I am,
Yours anxious to please,
G. W. WRIGHT,
Leading Furniture Dealer.
This space belongs to
W. H. REISNER.
Watch it next wc(k.
BY J. D.MH.LIOAX.
"What hare you got in the old to
mato can on the fence, Harold Hawk
ed Dr. Lowins.
"Tadpoles, papa, and guch a lot of
them too," replied Harold, a pretty,
blue eyed, fair haired lad of seven,
who was spet.ding the summer vaca-
cation with his grand mother.
'Tadpoles, are they ? Whatarevou
keeping them for ?"
Why papa! Don t von know
that the funny little thing will grow
into big frogs, that sing 'kerchung,
keichung" all through the night. You
see, pupa, I have eight cans nearly full
of ditch-water. Each can has twenty
tadpoles all of a size, and they caiii
grow there without the duck getting
at them to eat them."
'And when they have turned into
frogi, what do vou purpose doing with
"Oh, I shall let them go then, be
cause they will be happier in a big
pond, or in the ditch than in the stun
cans. Of course, I shall be sorry to
part with them, for it wouldn't be
right to keep them after they were
able to take caie of themselves, would
it, papa ?"
"Not unless you had some use for
them ; as for instance, studying their
habits carefully, and uriderstandingly,
with a view of obtaining knowledge,
u melons me ! you are covered with
dirt and mire . where have you been
to get so filthily dirty."
Mrs. Lowins joined her husband
just at this moment, and looking at
Harold's clothes said, "Nearly every
day he comes home in this plight, and
Norah has to change his clothing and
clean his shoes. 1 have said nothing,
because thought you would he pleas
ed to see him engaged in a pursuit
that afforded him pleasure as well as
information ; however, he has enough
of them now, so I shall forbid his go
ing to the pond to get more.
could command, "You have done wrong
to take that poor boys property from
him. Just think how bad you would
ufeet-tf von were in a similar manner.
How could you do it ? Why, yon
have committed highway robbery, and
could he nnvst 1 and sent toprison.
It was wicked of you, very wicked !
What were you thinking of?"
"What was I thinking of mamma?"
answered Harold complacently, ignor
ing the moral part of his mother's
speech, if indeed he understood it;
what was I thinking of? Why.I thought
it was the easest way 1 knew of te get
tadpoles!' and with a loud whoop, he
jumped from the veranda and went to
see how his strange pets were doing.
lhe next day the boy from whom
the tadpoles had been taken was seen,
and he cheerfully agreed to forgive
Harold, and also to let him keep his
prize; together they discussed this new
pastime, and, I suppose, were fully
satisfied that anything relating to the
wiggling pets not known to them was
Comfort for Senator Plumb.
Senator Plumb, of Kansas, one of
the most original and conspicuous fig
ures in public life, has been solemnly
read out of the fold with bell, book
and candle, by the senior republican
organ for having made an mdepen
dent speech on the tariff question.
There is a grim, weird, ghastly
solemnity in the promulgation of the
decree. "Hnu he. says tne senior
organ, "been more of a statesman ai
m k m . a a 11
less or a politician he eouht not now
be tempted to cater to democratic
opinion in order to keep his head a
Senator Plumb has never impressed
us as being in the least degree an en
gulfed statesman. This may be be
csiuse we do not look at things with
the solemn, purblind eyes of a party
organ. We may repeat for his en
couragement, however, the historical
fact that there is no surer way of
i ere la no surer way
"But I didu't get them in the pond, rising in republican authority than to
mamma. 1 got in the dram hack of
Mrs. N'tloulihan's house."
"Well, you must not go there
more without permission," said
"All right, mamma," said the boy,
frankly ; "I'll not go there unless you
say I can."
For a week or so he was very atten
tive to his charge and the tadpole in
dustry progressed finely ; but to his
dismay, when he returned home one
evehiifg, he found his culture-cans
had been knocked off the fence by a
long stick in the hands of Bertie, his
three-year-old "brother, and alt his
cherished pet were scattered and lost
in the tall grass.
Naturally Harold felf bad, thought
lie did not scold Bertie w ho was too
young to appreciate the mischief his
little hands had performed, or to rea
lize what the loss meant to his brother :
but when his grandmother tried to
console him and told him he could
easily obtain more, Harolds eyes filled
with tears, and between his sobs, he
said, ruefully, "I know it, though 1
shall never love other tadpoles as well
as I did those."
A few days later, and be1mTo"7 the
fnece was again add trued with the
cans, and inspection revealed the tad
pole culture was full blast once more
This of course demanded an explana
nation, as he had not received permis
sion to visit Mi's. O Houl han s dram
to procure them, and his grandmother
was much afraid her little favorite had
got into trouble and was in danger of
punishment ; but she was horrified
when the boy denied being disobedi
ent, for now she felt sure he would be
whipped for telling an untruth.
"If you have not been near Mi's.
O'Houlihan's drain, how did you get
the tadpoles, asked his mother.
"I would rather not tell you.'L
"lf you have obtained them else
where," said the grandmother, "you
need not fear to tell, Harold. If you
do not tell we shall snppose you have
been disobedient and told a wilful
The bov looked withful craze into
his mothers face and said. "They
come from Mrs. O'Houlihan's drain,
but I didn't take them from there,
mamma, I really and truly didn't."
"I believe you Harold, tell me, how
did you get them ?"
-1 was going by Mi's. O'Houlihan's
gate yesterday and I saw a boy com
ing out of the gate with a can in his
hands, 'What have you got in that
ean ?' 1 asked, and he said 'Tadpoles.'
Then I walked up to him and told him
if he didn't give me those tadjioles
I'd cut his ears off! and he handed
the can to hie and ran away.
"Why, Harold ! How-, dare yon do
such a wicked thing ?" Said his
grandmother. "Shame on you."
"1 didn't take any advantage of
him grandma, for he was just as big
is am," said the boy proudly, think
ing he was suspected of playing the t.y
rautover the hoy smaller than himself.
"He was just as big as I am, only
he didn't have any sand, so 1 took the
11 . Li .1 L 11
can ana nrougut- it nome.
Mrs, Lowins had great difficult v to
rconceal the mirth the boy'sstory evok-
?d, buLshe-wnntetrto make an im
pression on Harold's mind regarding
.he theft he had been- guilty of, that
r would, in tlta future, remember
i.hat might does not make right ; so
ihe said iu a voke as a latere ;is she
Ixdt from the oartv now ami then.
The lolter, if he will only return, is
sure of a high command. We do not
not command this as the best way of
running either a party or an army,
but it is a fact, and Senator Plumb is
entitled to all the comfort it may give
him.. The senior republican organ
itself not many years ago was leading
the democratic campaign for the Presi
dency. Mr. Evarts left his party to
enter the Cabinet of Andrew Johnson,
and Mr. Hiscock supported the demo
cratic nomination in 1872. These
eminent gentlemen are now Senators
from this State State, conspicuous for
their intolerant republicanism. The
republican party of New York pre
sented to the last Convention as its
candidate for the Presidency a gentle
man who had not long before been
the democratic nominee for Lieutenant
Governor of this State. Two of the
best missions in the Executive gift
were conferred by Mr. Harrison upon
gentle men who had led the most
formal dde ho t the nail had ever
Senator Plumb must not writhe
under these anathemas. He has taken
the sure means for advancement. The
more thorough the bolt now the high
er the terms to be offered in the day of
reconciliation. There are always fatted
calves enough in the republican sham
bles fir the sustenance and comfort
f tlu returned prodigals. AVir York
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lie; a '.
Building A Cheap Silo.
The question of winter forage ia one
of adsorbing interest to all f urmers.and
particularly to the cotton planters.
'ri a; -n , ...
i ne mscussonsat our f armers Institu
tes have awakened such a wide-spread
j a . mm I
interest in the making of ensilage, aa
farmers begin to realize the cheapness
of the feed, that 1 am over-whelried
with letters asking for directions for
building cheap silos. These who at
tend the institutes -will not need anv
further hints, but asit is simply im
possible for me to answer all the letters
coming to me from others, I have con
cluded to give these directions in the
dulletix. first, the farmer who pro
poses to build a silo wants to determine
what the size should be. Packed ensi
lage will weihh on an avrage 40 pounds
per cubic foot. One cubic foot will lie
a full feed for a milch cow in full flow
of milk. Dry cattle will get along on
a much smaller quantity. Knowing
then the number of cattle yon propose
to winter, is an easy matter to calculate
the necessary cubic con ten la of the
proposed silo. No silo should be lesss
than 10 feet square on the base, nor
less than 15 feet high for the best re
suits. Whatever size, the perp nd-
icular diameter should be the greatest.
in order to have the best pressure
Having determined the size of the silo,
mark out the square upon the ground,
and set good hard-wood post, four
feet apart, around the area of the
height needed. Saw off level at,' top,
and put on a good plate 4x0 inches
Ik 111 ill a a
Lirace wen norizonciiy across the cor
ners, and put one or more good stout
girders across the top- Ceil inside
horizontally with l inch stuff, and
inside of this ceiling, ceil with stuff
dressed and matched on the edges
I ms inside ceiling siiouiu oe put on
vertically. Before filling, this ceiling
should have a good cosit of boiling tar
o preserve it from decay. Between
two of the upright posts from a door
way from top to bottom of the wal
braced at top by the plate and once or
twice Immow. I he iambs of this door
way should .slope in wan', and should
be closeb? with shut doors, each three
eet high, with hinges, dropped in one
ibove another, to be held in place by
he piessure of the ensilage inside.
The roof can be made of any cheap
material, and should project well all
iround, to throw the water away from
he building. lhe gable end need
not he closed if the roof projects
well. Fill through the gable ends.
I'o do this it will be well to build the
silo near a hillside, so that a gangway
can be made across the gahle end,
on which the cutter can he placed. If
obliged to build on a dead level, it will
be necessary to have a carrier to the
cutter to elevate the cut ensilage and
drop it in the top. No floor is needed,
. ..a . t 1111 I I 1 I 111
Hit the earth should tie oankeu sngiitiy
iround the outside to preqent water
In filling the silo, it should lie fin
ished off at the top with a thick layer
cut straw, or better, of .cotton seed
nils. No other cover nor weighting
is needed. If the corn is well matured
it will lie hard to make poor ensilage,
but it must be remembered that thickly
i . -ii i. .
sown ami immature corn win mane
poor,sour ensilrge under, any manage-
W. F. Matsf.y.
N. C. College of Agriculture, Baleigh.
P. S. To those asking in regard to
fig culture I would say that the subject
will lie treated in full in the Bulletin
ahorlv. WF. M. in Builltin
' The Joys and Sorrow of a Coun
Joseph p. caldwell, of the "btatks-
VILLE LANDMARK." RESPONDS TO
THE A BONE TOAST AT THE PRESS
48SOCIATION AT DURHAM, JULY
You know the lecturer who had for
his subject. "Snakes in Ireland." ex
hausted it in ix words : "There are no
snakes iu Ireland." It is not given to
me to escape so lightly, for though
there be.no snakes in Ireland there be
joys and sorrows in the cup editorial
in Iredell. -
The assignment to me of the sub
ject in hand, 1 take to be a compli
ment to my capacity for condensation,
tor to lie sure the oil in the cruse-
would run out with the patience of my
hearers should 1 undertake to teH all
that l and my fellow-bondsmen know
of "The Joy a and sorrows of t he Coun
try Editor, 1 especially the latter ; and
moreover, what is now comedy might
become tragedy, as in the case of the
Roman Emperor who dwelt with audi
power upon the sorrows of life that
many ot his hearers went out and de
stroy etTthemsei ves.
With reference to the joys which
brighten the life of the rural journala
list, there are certain popular misap
prehensions which I am glad to have
this opportunity to correct. To be
able to "jeff" the printers Saturday
evening out or a Week s wages, is one
peculiarly his own, but in the main
his j ys are not different from those of
other men. lo open a letter which he
feels in his bones contains a dun, and
to find a postal note from a subscriber
who is three years in arrears, awakens
a sensation which can be compared to
nothing except the stern joy with
a i i . i m
winch ne nails tne appearance ot a
load of fuel brought in by a wood sub
scriber when the snow is falling and
the printers are settitig type by a fire
made of bound volumes of the ( 'oji-
aressiouat Record, Yet other men
have found agreeable surprises iu the
mail and others have been cold ( though
not this summer) and have been
wanned again. -
As the strong man reivices in his
trength, so does the country editor
in his influence. I, even I, have the
power of control over met. No long
er ago than last Saturday afternoon I
ittended a primary, lhere were four
men in it who waited to see how 1
voted and then they went and voted
the other wav. 1 have in time taken
mv public opinion moulder from be-
OLD PALMETTO .STATE RACKED LT
STSlFE AMONO BROTHERS.
Columb A, EL C. Aucr. 14. Tin
-Democratic State Convention remain A
hind my ear and advocated the claims reeogn;zeUi is a Hu1)lic obligation
of a certain man to office and carried Gf primary importance, and in ful
K i 1 1 HMk
every township ill the county g M in the past, will .continue" 'to have
him. In all the range of my acquaint- I tua fwfur; u ,f i
- . w I bill. I III till i: Wl 1,11"- III I 111" Hill It- :
government, aiid should command the
Pigeons are not Fowla.
Since Judge Miller has become
" . . a
f.irm..r some of Htc cases that are
brought before him iu the Police
Court oVnot strike him as they used
to do when he was a resident of the
city; such, for instance, as cases under
the police regulations for suppression
of crowing roosters and cackling lfens.
These earlv-morningsounds complained
of in the city are part of the music on
a farm. In the Police Court to-day,
Mr. Samual C. Middleton wife charged
under the police regulation with heiug
the owner of disordely pigeons desig
nated in the official papers as "fowls.
Misses Fiances 1). Cond and Josephin
maiden ladies, were tne prose
and they toW how
the oi'reons of the defendant nny in
number disturbed them. The squabs,
.ne of them said, "squealed likejits
Mr. Middleton saw! that he
the pigeon, but be was getting
them as farasTic conic1 .
" That's false,1 interrupted one of tin
" It's not false," retorted Mr. Middle
The case turned on tne quesnoi
whether a pigeon is a fowl or not.
how that pigeons
Educational State Pride.
State pride is commendable
every point of
in session all night. It was
midnight liefnre a rcrmaneut organi
zation was effected. Wild and exci'-
ing scenes charac feri;sexl its proceedings.
The crisis was reached at 4:30 th s
morning, when the Ti.lmanito major
ity ndopted a new party constitution
which in effect rejected the positii n
for primary elections to choose dele
gates to the September nominating,
con veil tiozt.
TnE STR VIOHTOUTS WITHDRAWS.
The Straightout f.ictinnof the con"
vention, consisting of Charleston, Co
lumbia, lleaufort, Gergetowif and'
Sumpter delegates, 52 delegates iitall,
withdrew from the convention, prr
ceeded to another hall, organised, nnd
appointed a committee to draft an ai''
dress to the people of the State. Hon.
Geo. Lamb Uuist was m ule chairniTi
of the convention, and E. J. lirennou
A NEW STATE COMMITTEE!
The Tillman Convention, meantime,
elected a new Democratic State cxccii-
tive committee with J. L. M. Irhy,'
of Laurens, chairuran,tand then nd
jourued. . "
5.80 p. m. The straightout party,
will refuse to recognize the executive
committee, and act altogether indW
pendentiy of the Tillnianite bedy.
They will elect delegates to a nomi
nating convention to be held September
10th, and place a straightout' ticket
in the field. Thus, the expected split
in the South Carolina democracy "is an
accomplished fact. - - o
The" convention this morning adopt
ed the following: "Wheras, evil dis
posed persons, causelessly Inutile to the
farmers' movement, and regardles of
the fair name and credit of South Caro
lina, have caused to be circulate
through the press of the count!
statements intended to predndice the
the general public as to the relation ot
the Democratic debt of the State; and,
whereas, such sinister statements,
growing out of hostile, .political mo
tives, are w Roily at variance with the
purpose of the Democratic party of the
state, and if unnoticed would' create
wrong impresssions and possibly do
harm, and he unjust lo people of South
Carolina: be it resolved oy the Demo
cratic party in convention assembled.
that the deht of South Carolina as now
ance I do not know of hut one other
man who, I believe could beat thi
record. He is a country editor, too.
u ancient Greece an Athenian gen
eral said the victories ot his rival
would not permit him to sleep. I
eave this branch of my subject lest 1
arouse the jealousy of my brethren.
And I must coudence. lhere is joy
i- i . i m ii i.
ill tne neart oi tne country etinor
when, after church festival, the ladies
come around and ask for his bill ;
hen the commencement Reason is
1 I 'ill a 1 l r
over ; when ne is toiu ot tn ueatn oi
the man who comes up and reads his
exchanges to him.
4iit as suggested by my subject, and
admitted at the outset, he- has his
sorrows, too. mere are tunes wneu
confidence of the investing public."
There is nothing on earth so weari
some as an affection of which olio li..s
A man will endue anything buta
won no lojiis seinove; a woman
thing but a rival.
In taking eare that your cleanliness
is next to your godliness, take care
niso unit your godliness is next to
IN ever despair of m iking your.vvf
felt somewhere. If yon eau't m ,L-n
. sr t. .i iiu. uiij. til
rosecutor uuuiont - -
.1.... iviiv included ill
miow ma. ----
"ilm fnwls of the air.
Jnibw Miller referred to the section
..nJpr which the prosecution was insli-
that " fowls by then
lulru' P1"' i- a..Ui aT-
ia tad ruckling uismru, ..
r. . . ,
the Court held, is a bui,
. XI. 1 . 1
.....i fiw . and tne ueieimaut
nxefirentlv not coveretl by
i Ti r.hrn was there dis-
tlie oaw. - n-'
missed. W rskiqhm Star.
is commenaaoie irom
view. It is the loca
spirit of patriotism; it makes home ml
a fixed fact; stimulates home progress
and exalts the citizen.
The good people of North Carolina
carry this feeling into every line of
action. In educational matters it is'
especially prominent. The North
' m i .1 it. I L
Uaroiina leacner is one oi me oesi,
mblications of its class in the south,
ind in it we find advertised such works
as "The North Carolina Copy Hooks,"
The North Carolina Practical Spelling
Hooks," "First Steps in North Carolina
History. "School History oi .worm
Carolina, and "The North Carolina
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. ..... . , ... i
All these hooks are written ami
published in the Uld worth state
... . a . t i i 1
and it will lie noted that eacn one nas
North Carolina in its title.
When state pride fostered in this
way it goes without saying that the
rising generation of North Carolin
ians will be devoted to the intrest of
their commonwealth. Home books
for a people will lead them to make
their home section independent of the
outside world. Atlanta Constitution.
Signing a Check by Electricity.
One of the marvels of electricity,
mid one of the most striking of the fcdi
sou exhibits at the Paris exposition,
was the little instrument which enaWes
the operator to slgu a check 100 miles
mJ a a lA ' L
distant. Tne wntimg to oe irasm iv
ied is imtiessel ou soft paper with an
ordinary stvthsf This mounted on a
olTiidtr. which, as it revolves " makes
and brakes" the electirc current by
the varying indentations of the paper
t the receiving euu ot iue wire
I U V m aav.a av . . mm mi
the grasshopper is a burden. The first impression abroad, try beidg disagree
cotton bloom and the first cotton boll, - "c.
the egg with the crooked neck and
the man with the first strawberry of
the season, demand elaliorate notice ;
the chickens with four le28 and a
double back, and the calf with three
les and an eye iu the top oc its ne u,
clamor for recognition. The atlvertis-
ing agent who "wants top ot column ou as they arc like or
the local page, with reading matter on Up rial postcsaiou
both sides nnd followed by rosding,
ani wants it at half-price less 25 per
cent, bars the editorVway to a strict
ly religious life. The subscribei some
times waits on him with a hickory
stick and the sheriff is not always
M .ybehell m paveil with gool in- r
tentions, but I wiH wager it isa't, wat
eretl enough with the tears of repent
ance to lay the dust!
A wise in in learns to differercntiaio
w.mion. To a woman men differ onlv-
u n I ike her own
Do not stint the family lanler to
send the non-esculent missionary over
the seas, foi the gopel ln bear can
not assuage the indigestion ho caues.
But the biterness of these memo
ries fade under the influence of Dur
ham's good cheerlind in the company
of each other and ot uurnani s cnarm-
i n g people.
Now gravely, my country oretnren,
I admonish you to magnify your joys
and minimize your sorrows, and to re
alise the dignity of your calling. You
have a mission peculiarly your own
ud minister to a people who weigh
your words. There jras never a time
when vour responsiuuuies to society
were greater or when it was m re nec
essary for us ti lie steadfast, lmmova-
ble. At this iwnna, wnen, as it w mm
seem, a social revolution is up upon us,
when prejudice is about tjetng en
throned iu the seat of reason, I com
mend to you the words of Seneca s
pilot : "O Neptune ! you may save nic
if you will ; you may sink me if yon
will ; but whatever happens, I shall
keep my rudder true."
i -i. : . i i. . Lv ini nr. mov in t? i nccuraie
. . n m . t . iiwi iw iiit m in iiiit v. ! on' n
VV hen an.mais are , "A with the otlu.rceivrsthe
duty of the owner to see on chemically prepared pape
nve a v rny - - o(( which ifc tianscri,M.5 the signatur s
lt, as we. . .. .. -rrv , Qn a Wu.tj groin I.
water and fieih ai..
I have known women who would
die before they would expose an inch
of stocking, but would lay bare Uie
nudity of their minds without a pangv
Distinction is what we crave. Hat
degree is important. ff we can't,
hreak the hank or run off with airiemi'i
wife, we can eat quails on a wager or
talk ILkc S.pn Jo.ics.
An early religious edncator is not
to lie despised. 1 know a Christian
liousewife who consoles her hot horn :
over jellies and jams with the calei In f-
cal promise: "The Lord makes piT
ser yes and k eps them.1
Avoid the enthusiast!,. Your vfitues,
mav set hisHieart on lire, but When
you would fain warm yoursejfl pit the
blase, behold, it is alrady biirnuigoua
strange altar, and you have left Only
a pile ofashes which you may mot
profitable use in polishing up m ine
dull platitude? on etc run friend hip.
Thare is no kind ov llatiery so pow
erful, so subtle, and at the same time
so agreeable az deference.
Bare necessity ill support life i o
i, . i twill lli' v.rks ui.DorL a
i i i . i iT. . .. kn 1. K . I. tm r. t iHa4iti I
wau'ii; out tuiji,.' ii (j- .
I'iiilos ip'.iy is a very gnil kin a
teacher, and yu may be uble tew live
by it, but you kaut live n it. I'as!i
will tell you.
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be di?iippointed, l.e vfeki a y .i to
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