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tagalized Liquor Traffic .
jTutflUHeflSHf request. From a tf&captse toy Rer.
J. R. Moore, of Wlnsion.
There urn ninny -.nation a! sins .of
hich we might apeak if we hud time,
'u.e ions of lying, gawbliag -nd law
grrotcctai trusts and combuies which
Pmke tke poor of th nation ery for
3read ; all of these hare becoxae to ,be
i .m public sin x fehe nation. Tbe
great truts that now exist for the par-jo-e
of getting gain are so well organ
ize that the tjullionaire U Chicago
.tn touch tbe electric Vf7 nJ &e
the price of boead and meat f ox ' jib
We Ulk of Ui ad many otto
lhingi; but these things nink into tit"
-inr insigniScance when compared with
ur great natienal sin, the leytXwl i
Vior traffic. This it the one gra4
jKiwer jn thia nation at whose bidding
he pol&eians bow. Thii is the pow,
at that, to a large extend shapes the
Jaws of our tiwe, With its twohnndred
id fifty thousand-open saloons saying
.nothing! the places of iU Manufac
ture, what power has it not in politics?
This is the power that controls Tam-f
man todays Taaaaay with iU six
hundred barkeepers on its working
committees, rasre than hundrsd af
whom hare besn conricted of crime by
the courts of the jUo. -'
At this day we all condemn Leo X
r sending out Johm Tetsel with a bag
of indulgencies to sell fcT gain, and
AhaJ; was in the darkness of 1S1T . Yet,
we, in the twilight of the ieUenth
century, for the purpose of gain, sell to
the barkeepers the right, not of per
sonal indulgencies, but the right to
11 ike drunkards of gut fathers and
brothers, and hs right to make wid
ows of our mothers and eistsrs. We
Jicense thiftlbusinesi which furnishes
jieitber meat, bread nor clething, but
to a large extent furnishes the inmates
of our jails, penitentiaries, poor houses
.and asylums. Tet this ii the one pet
business of the nation that requires a
man to prore i good moral character
before he can en eaee in it. The idea
of a man proring a good moral charac
ter to seji whiskey I
Yet I hars no quanel with the man
who aells the stuff. It you are here
tonight I want to tell you that I lore
our soul aad m willing to do all in
jny power to help yem do right. I am
orry for you and I beg yon in Qed's
najne to quit the business. Toar basi
iiess nostaSthe mobU at tbo United
" sa m
States more than twelre hundred mill
ions of dollars year, for which
amount you send one hundred and fifty
tliougaad men and beys .down to
drunkards' graves and into a drunk
ard's hell. God's Word says, inMst
Cor. :10: MNo drunkard shall inherit
ihe kingdom of hearen."
But who is responsible for alf this
( business ? . Some one says, wour cora-
n n i
missimers. nni wo are respoBsivie
tor our commissioners, thsreforo we
are responsible, for this bosiness. We
.elect the legislators who appoint the
magistrates, who, in tarn, appoint the
commissioners, so we eon eee where the
responsibility belongs. Bet us see to
jt .that we know how a man is on this
.sulect before we give him our roe.
Ag-.iin weftsk, where is the respon
sibility J As for me I would just as
soon, at thedayjof judgment, take the
jilace of any man whojdies drink as to
take the place of the man who sold
him the liquor to make him drunk.
And I would just as soon Hake the
place of the man who granted him the
license to sell it, though that man may
Jbe a member of the church. And 1
-would as soon take the nlace of the
iman who grunted tbo license as the
roan who openly, with the lights be
fore him, roted for the man knowing
&ai m would grant the license.
JL be voters, and nobooy ese, jure res
ponsible for this course, When they
- .see fit to remove it, it can be done.
But, as roters, what kind of men do
we elect ? What stripe of men were
in our last legislature ? What kind of
.ii body was it ? Indeed, I was glad to
.notice in last week's Raleigh Advocate
.fhnf thpro wai Imi drinlrino imnni ifa
members ' than usual. Indeed, we
nought to fe) highly honored to know
that thr weii whom welected to make
our jlatt'siid not get drunk while they
were engaged in their work.
But what did they do to free us from
this awful cu??e ? Where are the pe-
-w...uw ...... .
jot the voters of this Stat, asking for
3ome little hi'lp on this line ? What
kind of probilition laws did they pass?
Well, I will tell you what thejr did.
They g:i.ve prohibition to a little plaee
xiown in Columbus county, but before
that bill was passod it was ameuded by
taking $ 00 of the peoaleVmoney to
pay damages to a liquor ;dealr whose
Jbusiness it would stop.
But somebodr sav "we could not
run our schools without ibe iwoney we
gt from liquor men." This i not mt
and I will proveit. But :if it were
4me1fr db'youVwnnt to educate your
children on blotwl money? Do you i
yish to educate your children with .the j
price of tears and groans of the widows
and orphans of .the drunkards ef this
city?1 No, I don't beliere ityou are
too good a people for that. .
S wne time since we quoted figures to
show .the police force of this city .costs
more than .all tbe barkeepers pay for
their license. And to prove that the
bar-rooms create tfep demand for so
large a police force we .only hare to
look at those town which do not hare
the - bar-rootas. Sal?m has no bur
rooms, and has two policemen. High
Point ihas o bar-rooms, nd only one
policeman. Concord is one of the
most thriving towns in the State; it
has eighf white churches, good graded
schools, it has electric lights, water
aupply and street railway; it has no
licensed liquor, and it has one potict
Uian. j May God grant that the time may
soon come when there shall not be a
leagaliied liquor saloon in all this land!
And it is coming ! The good women
of the land are organizing agaioat this
curse, and it must go.
Let us who claim to be Christians
rote as we pray, and the day will soon
come when our nation will not mourn
under this corse.
Many persons have leut books and
have never received tbeiajagain because
of tho negligence of the borrower.
They borrow and lend them to others,
they ia turn lend ttwmjand sothey go
on a pilgrimage from. house to house
until they disappear and the place that
should knowtbetn, knows them no
fuoroj forever. No one would object
to lend booksifithere was a possibility
of getting them back in a reasonable
time and in good condition, but it is a
trial to our forebearance to then have
to wait, there is no'telling how long,
for itt return. Salisbury Truth.
It is reported that Secretary Carlis
le s scheme for a reorganization of the
currency will include the repeal of any
law compelling the purchase of silver
by thegovernment, and will provide
for the deficiency of currency by pro
viding the repeal ofthe State bank
tax and tho issue of currency by banks
underStatexharter, under the general
supervision of the general government,
tbe security for the currency provided
lor uuuer me laws oi tne states re
quiring the approval of the govern
One of the reasons given why plan
ters will plant more cotton this year
than last, notwithstanding the proba
bility that a big crop will knock down
the prices of the staple, is that the high
price of cotton sedenables the plan
ters to make cotton for a lower price
than they could afford to when cotton
seed was thrown away. But is there
any certainty that the price of cotton
seed will be as high next season as it is
this? Savannah News.
Ia one of-his sermons Mr. SMoodv
said : wIn the Tombs in New York, the
city prison, or leading to it is a bridge,
called the Bridge of Sighs. Over its
entrance is this inscription: The;iway
of tbe transgressor is hard'. T o.VJ
why that was put over it'andii was told
that the most of the criminals were
young men and as they generally went
over in tears, the bridge was so named
and that they soon found the truth ot
The late legislature established gra
ded schools at three new points Lex
ington, High Point and Rocky
Mount. At the latter place a special
law provides for a school district, the
place being -in two counties. It has
been published that the legislature in
creased the number of colored normal
schools from six to; eight, 4ut with no
Drunkenness is not only the cause
of crime, but it is crime; and if
ny eucoorago drunkenness for the
sake of the profitderived from the sale
of drink, they are guilty of a form of
moral assassination as criminal as anv
that has been practiced by the bravos
of any country or of any age. John
: Four hundred pianos piled up in the
form of a pyramid and connected to
gether by an electrical controlling de-1
vice so as to admit of being played
simultaneously by one porson is men
tioned as an "attraction for the
The anarchists seem determined
to blow up Rome. Six bombs were
thrown there last week, following fast
on the attempts to wreck some of the
palaces made earlier in the week.
Mankind should have very little re
gard for the religion that soars so high
into heavenly conditions that it ignores
earth j jresponsibilities.-Ca5aw Pa-
triot, , . ,s .
If. C. Presbyterian. .
" Recent -events at the Hawaiian Is
lands have awakened unwonted inter
est throughout the United States. It
is not the' first time that these three
islands have attracted the abteaiion of
our people. Jliiglity-rour years ago
the attention of a dark-skinned lad
weeping as he sat on the door-step of
one of the buildings of Yale College
deeply stirred tke hearts of a number
of Christian men, aud when it was
known that this waif from the Ha
waiian Islands was in tears because he
desired the learning which would fit
him to become a useful man among
his people, the churches of New En
gland were greatly aroused. So deep
was this imterest that ten yean later,
in 1819, a company of fourteen men
and women set sail from Beston, to
undertake the work of Christianizing
Hawaii. It was a long voyag of 163
days, to a land about which little was
known save that its inhabitants were
naked savjtges and were accustomed to
make human sacrifices to their idols.
These pioneer missionaries were fol
lowed, during a'long series of years,
many reinforcements. The blessings
of God crowned their labors, and the
natives, who had been lead by a strange
Providence to throw away their idols,
were under power of Christiau truth.
rThe first missionaries grew old and
died, their eyes haying been permitted
to see the salvation of God among the
people for whom they gave their lives.
Under the influences, of the gospel as
preached by these men from the Uni
ted States, savagery ceased the dis
gusting rites of heathenism gave place
to songs of devotion and praise, and
Hawaii became a Christian nation.
Just fifty years ago she was recogniz
ed by the nations as an independent
kingdom. The progress she has made
sinceXhristian civilization reached her
has been commendable, when we con
sider the condition in which she was
found eiuhty-two years ago, and
though the native stock has not prov
ed as strong as was hoped, yet multi
tudes of her people, from those who
have sat on the throne down to the
humblest citizen, have honored the
Christjan name. For the evangeliza
tion of Hawaii the American Board
has expended not far from a million
and a half dollars, and its missionaries
have been its chief agents of God in
the mighty transformations that have
been witnessed among those beautiful
islands of the Pacific.
If the petition for annexation now
coming to the United States should be
granted and Hawaii be received as a
territory of the Union, it may well be
taken as a gift of foreign missions to
By the census of 1890 the total pop
ulation of the islands was 89,990, and
a more recent estimate makes thp nnn.
ulation 100,000. Owing to various
causes, especially the vices introduced
iu connection with foreign trade, the
native population has decreased till at
the time of last census it numbered
34,436. Aside from these there were,
itt round numbers about 6,000 half-
castes, 15,000 Chinese, and 12,000 Jap
anese, the number of the latter, how
ever, navmg largely increased within
tliA na( I 1 1 mi
me iasy htcitc mourns. i nere were
about 5,000 Americans, and about 7,
vw uui u uu uawaii ci loreign paren
tage. 1 ?e total area of the islands is
6,540 square miles, somewhat less than
that of the State of . Massachusetts.
mi . -
ine giowth of commerce is seen in the
fact that within thirty years, from 1860
w low, me imports increased in val
ue from $1,223,000 to $6,902,0Q0,
while the exports increased from $807,-
000 to 513,282,000. Seventy-five per
cent, of the imports came from the
United States, while practically nearly
all the exports were to this country.
The Pension Swindle.
ine iirand Army Gazette, as the
Messexgeb before mentioned, has come
out against the plundering pensions.
It declares the roll is far too long and
wants the Cleveland Administration to
investigate. It admits that the "claim
sharks were the progenitors of the ob
noxious laws" andjiave obtained pen
sions for uthe 'coffee coolers,' deserters
u.v ucau-vcaM y u u uaTe maae our
roll of honor the subjtct of sneers, rid
icule and contempt." It believes "in
an honest, square pension roll, grant
ing what is properly due to those who
won it by service. , Nothiug, in our
estimation, is too od for the gallant
boys, who met the shocks of battle and
campaigu." We have never thought
that pensions were a cause of very great
rejoicing among Southern Confeder
ates who were taxed heavily to pay
their part. To have to pay the scoun
drels who are even repudiated at home
and by the Army Gazette makes the
burden more grievous. We would be
glad to see that pension roll so reduced
as to bring it down to the standard of
Genersils Grant aud Garfield when they
were President not to exceed 30 nm.
J0O0 WJLWzWs-Wilmmqton Messenger.
While early planting" is nearly al
ways most desirable, it is rarely good
economy to nlant until the soil is warm
ed up enougn to give a quick genera
tionof the seed and a good start to grow.
Corn while thnving over a large range
of latitude, is naturally a tropical plant
and needs in a warm soil to grow well.
One of the best plans is to plow the
ground as early as the condition of the
soil will admit, and then harrow or
work into a good tilth; thttn when the
nroner time arrives for nlant inc. with
a good drill or check rower the work
I .l.l H 1 .
can oe pus nea very rapiaiy. it is oi
ten the last harrowing or cvltivating
that is of the most benefit. With the
soil in a good tilth the seed will gen
erate quicker and better, and the plants
will make a more vigorous start to
grow, and it Is thus possible to begin
tho cutivation earlier, and in .this,way
giffi a thriftier growth.
A large yield to the acre can be se
cured by plauting iu drills than iu hills,
especially on tnin land, as the plants
growing one toot apart in the rows
will have a better chance for growth
and development than if two or thrw
are growing in a hill together. Ue
seed enough to give a good even stand
it is better to thin out than to renlant
The disadvantage in drill planting is
tne increase or work in cultivation.
Ihis may be greatly reduced by com
mencftig the cultivation as aoon ilsdhs
sible after p'anting. By using the
harrow on the weeds before the weeds
get a 'skirt to grow or the soil becomes
packed the weeds may be kept down
and the soil in good tiltlu, But from
the start care must be taken to work
the soil as closely around the plant as
possible. The com in drills can h
planted onn foot apart, with the rows
il 1 I a . .
tnreeaud a half feet apart. In hill
planting three feet each wav . will ln a
good distance. The number of plant
that should be left in the hill should
largely depend upon the condition of
ine sou, especially as regards fertihtv.
Generally it will be better to have one
tnnny staik that will mature one good
ear tnan two stalks and two nubbius.
With the Western farmer the grain
is of more importance than the fodrW.
usually in growing the grain needed a
full supply of fooder will be secured.
Some soils will rrrow and mature four
stalks in each hill as readily s another
CM i . lLi II r . I . a. .,
" t-u, o mat ine retiiiity or the soil
must oe considered in determining how
tnicK ro plant.
The earlv planting should h rmnr
ed shallow, while the latter should he
deeper. With the latter planting at
lease a sate rule to plant the seed in
The principal advantage in deep
planting is mat the roots, grow deep
er, will be 'less affected bv rirmcrht.
Too deep plant; nr eariv in the season
of tn causes the seed to rot. The lie-
Salt Water far the World's Fair.
New Berne Journal.
Salt water in which to keep live salt
water fish at the World's Fair, is to be
obtained at Morehead. The lasl
freight train took down five immense
iron tanks in which to obtain the first
The tanks hold about 4,500 gallons
each nnd just fit a car built specially
for that purpove.
As the tanks passed through opin
ions were freely expressed that, unless
they were suitably 'lined und made free
from all substances preindical to fih
life the water put into them would be
ruined. We judge those in charge of
the work looked after all those points.
No Eed Tape.
Vice-President Stevens is reported to
have said to Washington reporters:
"Vou boys will be ju.t as welcome as
in the old day f. There will no sentry
standing in front of the Vice-President's
room. You will no be forced to
dive into your pockets and fish out a
card fo be transmitted to me on a salver.
The door will stand wide open. There
are sofas inride for you to occupy. You
will walk right in, and if I am not there
you will send for me. Whereqer 1 am
the newspaper man is welcome. I am
the Vice-President of the people, and
the people are entitled to know what I
am doing. Tnere will be no rod tape
about the office."
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dynamite set off by one of tbeir num
ber. Mr. C. E. Graham has decided to
erect a large wearing mill in Asherille
soon, for the purpose of mannfactu
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Ex-United States Senator Eli Sauls-
bury died at 12:15 p. m. on the 22d.
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