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Castoria Is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil.
( It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by
Millions of "Mothers. Castoria is the Children's Panacea
the Mother's Friend.
"Castoria Is ao well adapted to children that
i rrconwinn'l it an uprkr toany prescription
jknbwiiWme." H. A. Abcher, M. D
lit So. Oxford St. Brooklyn, N. Y.
" Th of 'Castoria' is universal and
fit merits, so well known that it sema a work
'3 of wiiMkrrrjogation V i ndorse it. Y"vt are the
int'llifBt families who do not keep Castoria
within; easy reach." f '
. ' . Carlos Mattn, D. D.,
'ew York City. .
I). It. Julinn Kxrni-Mion from Salisbury to
hevlllr. Aug. 7ih and Stb, J891.
wrsporitlence of thoj. Watch man
Away to ttte mountainij? we swiftly did go,
When the laurel anj pine and chestnut
trees grow.
Our. great iron , horse fid well keep the rail,
With afetriiiff of fine Icottaceg tied to his
- -
; tail.
At ten in the morninfrora Statesville we
start,. ( ' -
And soon we did leav the Iredell mark.
O'er river and rill, (?er mountain and plain
As swift as a bird it went with tine train.
Hereon the excursion j we liappy did see,
"Kind friend from llowan arid 'Salisbury;
And here we did iueetjjthat noble old man,
Well known to the people as Dave Julian.
The spark linp; Catawba we met on his way
From mountains to clear rill, to ocean's
' bluis Lry, I
As rich a-fl'.ictolus in Libia's fair land, y
It glided alonj? on its rich golden sandi
'The fine towns of Newton and Conover we
- past -. 1
And liere" our fine tram wss moviiiK quite
: m : -S i
.-With the wings' of thejjmorniiig our engine
no v Hies 4 '
To carry us up to the 'land of the Skies."
To tlie grpat Hickory c
tyf we Booiicame iu
And far to the west the
moun tains, in blue,
I 'i'liti city is built on a high table land,
Which incikes the surroiindings impressive
ly grand. " j
Here onward we go, in course with the sun,
liy 15urke'sMoTgantonind'tlien Marion,
. With lightnnu and t lninder we hurry
Where often lair ulaide
is will sin"' a sweet
Cumlina ! Carolina ! the land ot the tree
Whatj treasures of wealth and beauty in
' thee, I '' .
r rom their surf beaten beach to the moun
! taius in'blue -
No land is more grander,, or richer than
ro -volcanic thunder from Bald did
. . hear.; . '.I
. Np smolfe did arise to kindle a fear,
IJutn we did go, comnilingling in sport,
TiU someone who knevjr did call out Old
Fort. - l -
To hold tlie Old For ws made no detail,
Vox alof us Tars did slick'to the rail,
For all now sat as mutes
as a quaker,
Till suddenly aroused
waker, the tunnels
by the first baby
Ourtngine our signal tpr liouud Knob did
. - Kve,
And sooft at that staioi)! we safe did arrive,
uere wofiders we saw, that
: great
truly were
v lien we rounded up
. figure eight. ;
circles and made
At the Kdund Knob h4telf a fountain dis
tA scene of great beaiity with the sun's
sinning rays,
With a loud crackling
uuise it louy wn
rise, -".. i ,
Anu tall back in rain drops from its height
in the skies.
ulte slow up the mountain we crooketldid
And saW the. crown
engineer, : ' -No
mountain too high,
work- of tlie great
iio valley too low,
ttyt engine and train se
curely'may go.
On the Mill Creek trestje we make a half
, wheel,
A fear "of a tumble, they timid do feel,
tiUt on goes our enginu
quiteuslow. with a
As if it aid fear that something might break
Kite stow up the Mud
Cut we" steep dkl
ascend, :
Then through the Five'
did wpnd, '
unuels our way we
A fH'ii curving around, o
r engine dfd blow,,
Near the niouth of the tbnnel of the great
; vannana.
Through six hundreil yards of rock under-
; . uround,
And dark as old Egypt,
the tunnels we
Castoria cures Colic, Constipation,
Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea, Erriclation,
Kills Worms, jives sleep, aad promotes di
Without injurious medication.
"For several years I have recomniendec
your 'Castoria,' and shall always continue tt
do so as it has invariably produced beneflcia
Edwin F. iu:-;..,-M. L.,
Ii25th Street and Ttl .. . New York City
Thk Ckntauk CVupaky, 77 Murray Stkekt, Krw Yorx City
Imm i i in il .i. mm m
But quickly again the sunlight we met,
And darkness, you know, makes sunshine
more sweet.
Near the center of the tunnel a shaft wil
give light.
Behind and before are shades of deep nlglit,
So damp and so cold it stifles the breath
When you walk through this valley of the
shadow of death.
What ?cenes of high grandeur will soon
loom to the view,
Northeast and Southwest is the ridge in
Around and afar the peaks will arise
And point to the dwellers in the skies.
Iere free from all tunnels, now goes the
Through the fine, fertile fields of clover
and grain.
Then curving around we hasted on still,
And sooif heard the signal for the town o
Iere a kind-hearted people in happiness
Their candor in friendship their honest
face tell.
And to th hotels the wayfaring came
And soares all the friendship and freedom
or nome. "
At the Eagle hotel we haDDv did share
And found on its tables the finest of fare
This hotel in keeping it truly is blest
With Mrs -L. E. Freeman as the hostess
On Bean Catcher we happy did stand.
Ana tnere naa a view botn boundless and
Iere Asheville's,.fine city lay full to the
Encircled around by the mountains in blue
Five miles south of Asheville is the great
And few can believe what has been wri
ten or said.
Sufficient to say like a great Queen of old
The half of its eranduer has neverbeen told
li tne old Queen ot feheba was living to-day
i .ee mis greai ouiiamg wnai wouia sne
say, . -
She would say, ' Princely George nvh'en
juur uuuuiiig is uone,
It would be a surprise to King Solomon.
Nature writes her beautv with art.
Ana eacn in tneir sphere have well done
their part,
How grand is their union when they are
With the highest of pleasure they give the
mina. :
Here in this great building their shops we
can see
Some very men who are known unto us,
i ne .Liipes, aam uayis and i ay ivennerly ,
Are as nooie in neart as any can De.
' I '1 . 1 . i I e l t i
iiea uac& iu our uomes we saieiy aia go,
And left the blue mountains for the plains
oeiow, -Vet
often our minds with pleasHTe will fill
When of kind pedple who dwelLat Ashe
ville. , .
Our kind-hearted Captain had well filled
ins piace.
Did wait on his patrons with Chesterfield
To go on excursions great pleasures to see,
Take David R. Julian from Salisbury
S. Lu Dixon.
The most dangerous counterfeit of
United States money discovered for
years is announced from the treasury
department,, to-day. Because it is
so difficult ol detection from the gen
uine note, the counterfeit is described
in minute detail by the secret service
in order to put the public upon its
guard. The counterfeit is of the $10
legal Render note, series -of 1880,
check letter li. face plate number
2250, back plate number 2295, sign
ed by W. S. Rosccrans, register;
James W- Hyatt Treasurer; and
bearing a portrait of Webster and a
large round red seal.
The Able Band.
The able brass band never fails to
get in its sarcastic work. When
Congressmanlireckinridge arose to
address his-constituents on Satur
day night, the band played, "Tlie
Girl I Left Behiud Me." -
Auditor Purman is preparing; 'a
paper showing the economy of our
State government and the citizen of
w..v.,ui icss tax tnan
It Wi Only Knl hy thef Invalid Worn
j IreHnce of Mind.
TW f ; irtfifnl KrinrtrM hnw
an invalid' woinan atxiulttea herself
in friMmr MTrfYTYifitnnrtffl f sit wsi in n
coiintryi village an houfafter mid-
lilxnt ! iiJ- vIUUIl in 1130 uuuso was
weak I and ilk: ' A light was dimly
burning in her ainirtrjient, which
was occupied '.also by aer husband.
tt . ; U i sl . Jd nl. ,.i
tie was KivvjHUg w.uiiui!y, ii oiiuug
men ; arp aptlito Kl ep, find she was
lying jawdtke trying' tojcontrol her
nerves so that her restlessness might .
not disturb hfin.
Presently nhe saw a man approach
us stealthily as a cat ami noiselessly
extinguish; the night lamp. Horrible
visjous I of robbery and bloodshed
flitted through her mind. What
could she what should she do? She
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contronea her aesire xq scream anu
decided oh her course. Slowly she
turned Over in her bed, sand wearily
speaking to her husband said: "Oh,
dear, the light has gorie out, and I
feel so bad. II wish you would get
up and light it, John."
John was not easily aroused, ana
she had jto spejak to him again. Then ;
his senses began to assert them-1
selves, and hf slowly comprehended
that something was wanted, after
the manner o; the average man wak
ing, up from leep. " He lighted the
lamp, and thtfjwoman, who had kept
her tense nerf jes quiet by her strong
will, was too'weak to do it longer.
The inevitable scream came, and her
face betfkenef the hard experience
of the last fevy- moments
She told her story about the man
annroachmtr and nuttiner out the
light, and altli'i-ugh it was apparent ,
that the light was out the rest of the
tale was thought to be the figment
of l a troubled dream. But the hus
band went down stairs' at her re
quest, ahd thiS was the most indubi
table proof o her story.; The doors
were open foif sudden flight in case
of necessity. The burglar had sup
posed tlie couple asleep when he put
out the light, ind, just as, the woman
had hoped, had fled when she lan
guidly laid feebly said that the light
had gone but!; and she wanted it re
lighted, j! .i --li
- The burglar evidently thought that
she wa waking from sleep, and as
he had a!gbod:ppportunity. to get out
judged discretion to bej the better
part of valor, fplad she screamed at
first and brought her husband, half
dazed, face tqf face with, a burglar
fully armed and with every 6ense
about hinl, the result might have
been a seriousi pne. The presence of
mind of. the invalid woman had
saved the possibility of bloodshed.
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An Anecdote of Professar Owen.
Mr. Thornycroft remembers Pro
fessor Owen as "a grand jbitter." "I
got my impression of; him," said the
sculptor ito the Strand Magazine in
ter viewer as he looked ;upon "the
almost smiling face" of his statue,
"by seeing hitn sitting on the verte
bra? of a whale Which was made into
a garden peat on the borders of Rich
mond park." iMr. Thorjiycroft re
calls the circuihstanee tbjt the great
naturalist, speaking one day about
the birds in his garden, laid, "Eng
land is richer fn birds than in any
other branch t'of natural history."
Sir Richard at: this) tmiehad a bed
almost ; as ; high, as the ceUing of his
room andj had to mount a pair of
steps in oi-der o reach it an exam
ple I which; those who shrink from
keeping the upper sash of their bed
room window frame down at night
would hot do wjell to follow. On be
ing i asked hisreason for this he re
plied: "Oh, i is very f simple. I
have had it built so that I can look
out on to Richmond park and see the
deer j in the early dawn, j They bo
have so differently at 4 o'clock in the
morning ivheniithere is nobody there
to disturb' ther4i" London News.
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Medlscyal Monarch.
Almostf every mediaeval monarch
claimed the whole, or a part of the
dominions of almost every other,
and insisted on inserting bis claim in
his list of official titles. In treatises
and all official documents s the whole
list was rejigioifly copied! and as it
often happened' that the twonegotia
ting monarchs bad some of the same
titles, it because usual tb insert a
clause in the list, non praejudicando,
in order to indicate that, no matter
how absurd, inappropriate or untrue
were ;the titles, they were understood
to be inserted because they pleased
the monarch who claimed them, that
they did not confer a valid j.daim, and
so no harm was: likely to result from
their e.Exchange, -j.
i After ill nis Pains.
, A gentleman had five daughters,
ihQ first of whoa married I a man by
the name of Popr, the seebnd a Mr.
Little, the thbid a Mr. Short, the
fourth a Mr. Brown, the fifth a Mr.
Hogg; At; the wedding of the last
her sisters, with their husbands,
were there, and the old gentleman
Said to the gupsts: "I hive taken
pains to educate my daughters that
they might act Well their part; in life
and do honor to my family. I find
that alii my pains, care and expecta
tions have! turned out nothing but a
Poor, Little, ShCrrt, BrownJ Hogg."-
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HU Transformation to Saragrery and TJ1U- 1
mate Keturn to Civilization. '
In Jrmft-'' VTAR Jnnnrhr TVn a .
boy 12 years old, was told by hi fa-
thpr. whn wflQ wirt wi f ri nfhAv ,
men in the field, to sit on the fence
uxiu awu a euui u iuukuuv tur joiuxaus,
who were suspected to be not far
away. This was in or near Roches-
ter, N. H. The boy sat whistling on
4.1 e rm t.h m
uio icuue. xne uiuiuiis au at once
came in sight. He gave the alarm,
and the men all escaped, but before
he could get down from the fence
the Indians seized him. His fa-
ther saw him captured and carried
oft, but could do nothing. Eleven
yeai-s aiterwara tne tort William
Henry massacre occurred. Among
the New Hampshire soldiers who es
caped 'was a Dover man, who de
clared confidently that he had seen
Jonathon Dore. He had often been
at Mr. Doro's bouse and knew Jona
than well. He was sure ho had not
been mistaken in his identification.
When the massacre became gen-,
eral, after the surrender of the fort,
the Dover man ran for the woods
and was closely pursued by an In-
dian. His pursuer trained uixm him
so fast that he turned at last and
faced him, to meet his unavoidable
fte. The uplifted tomahawk was
Just descending upon his head when
he recognized, amid the paint and
costume of an Indian, the eyes of
Jonathan Dore. The recognition
seemed to be mutual. The Indian
dropped his tomahawk at his side
and walki-d slowly back to the fort,
Such was the story of the returned
sokier. but it i nint "d little r.rlit
Two years later, however. Jonathan
Dore suddenly made his appearance
in Rochester after an absence of more
than 13 years.
He had been treated kindly by the
St. Francis tribe, to which his cap
tors belonged, had married an In
dian girl, had-acquired the habits
and disposition of an Indian, and
indeed had almost forgotten that he
was descc nded from another race. He
bore a part in all the cruelties at the
talcing of Fort William Henry. A
wnue man wnom ne was pursuing
turned upon him just in season to
arrest the descending tomrV vvk,-
and then Dore saw a face whit 1 had
been familiar to him in ehildht.xl.
Memories of his father's li reside
and tho happy scenes of his boyhood
rushed upon his mind; hi an:; Ml,
and he v...:.ed back to tho for: and
took no further part in that horrible
tragedy. From that time he 1 1 : .-light
continually of his boyish home, but
his wife and children bound him to
the Indians with ties that could not
be severed.
Then came Major Rogers and his
rangers, i::tent mxn avening tho
Fort Willi:i. u li :.. y butchery Dore
was absent in the field husking com
Heanng a general discharge ot mus-
Kets anu Knowing tnrl r.;: enemy
was upon tho village, he :...t him
6fit concealed aim irom i,ts lu .ing
pace witnessed the tn::sa":v that
followed. Then the vill r.rv v..s set
on fire, and after the flam. .; sub .ided
hb ventured forth.
Among the nuns he found the
bodies of his wife and children. He
buiied them in one grave and with
them his attachment to the In.ii .Ms.
As soon as possible he made tiih- vvay
back to Rochester. He settled in
Lebanon, Me.v married again and
spent there the remainder of his
days, famous for his marksmanship,
especially with the bow and :mw.
and known to every one as "Indian
Dore. " Youth's Companion.
Agreed With the Theologian.
This story is told of a formerly
well known eminent divine of Bos
ton, who was aJrso president of a rail
road. He had occasion to go out into
the railroad yard one day and wit
nessed the unloading of a carload of
rails. The men were pitching them
over in a wireless manner, and as in
those davs thev were verv expensive
he remonstrated with the workmen.
One of the men gently told him to
go to hades the polite expression
used to describe the torrid zone of
hereafter for the wicked.
"Oh, shame!" said the ex-clergyman.
"That's the last place you
ought to send me to."
"Faix, I think you are right," re
plied the workman. "There's no
doubt but it will be the last place
you'll go to." -Boston Telegram.
Bain Stopping Experiments.
It is singular in these days when
explosions in air are thought to
bring rain that no one has spoken of
a sixteenth century experiment to
stop rain by the use of gunpowder.
Benvenuto Cellini tells us in his
memoirs that when Margaret of
Austria entered Rome it rained
heavily. "I pointed several large
pieces of artillery hi the direction
where the clouds were thickest and
whence a deluge of water was al
ready pouring; then when I began
to fire the rain stopped, and at the
fourth discharge the sun shone out."
Boston Journal.
Shaftesbury' Retort.
When a member of the church con
gress at Manchester argued that the
introduction of the custom of crema-
AUGUST 24, 1894.
tiori wouia fnaan Denci m mo
resurrection of the dead, the replv of
i liini nnairaenmnr ciiAnuui
T, " Z , xur
Iv ""u ue ilSiteu, "VHat,
then, has become bf the holv martvra
Vno were cremated f'r-San Francisco
Ixmdofa Lord Mayor a Busy Man.
If ever a man, says The Strand
Magazine interviewer, was beset
with office and situation hunters and
inundated with begging letters to
say nothing of requests, both strange
ana amusing it is the lord mavor
of London. The great army of the
unemployed of every grade, from a
bank manager down to a messenger,
irom a director to a caretaker, each
and every one thinks his lordship
can una him a situation and put him
in it.
What will be thought of the no
tion of turning the Mansion Honse
into a matrimonial agency with the
lord mayor as managing director?
One young settler out in Canada,
Al 3 1. .j. ....
iireu ox a single me, Dernougnt him
lately of the lord mayor of London
as a suitable person to find him a
wife. The agency was declined.
On another occasion a continental
tradesman had conceived the idea of
turning the Mansion House into a
market with "hia lordship as chief
salesman," for he sent over a largo
case of goods with a request that they
might be sola on his behalf. An
other sample of Mansion House cor
respondence exhibited to the lord
mayor's interviewer was a letter
from a bqy who had gone out from a
reformatory to Montreal. He wanted
to find his three brothers in England,
and fortunately the lord mayor, with
the aid of other civic officials, was
enabled to accomplish his object
Washington Letter.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 23, 1894
President Cleveland does not like
the Senate tariff bill any better than
he did when de wrote that letter to
Chairman Wilson few good demo
crats do but, like the sensible man
that he is, he prefers it to the McKin
ley law, and has, according to the
best obtainable information, made
up his mind thot it shall become a
law, but has not yet fully decided
wnetner ne will signature; nor
whhether he will send another special
massage to Longress on the subiect.
urging the passage at this session of
the separate House bills providing
for free coal, iron ore and barbed
wire. Sa far as the action of the
Senate is concerned, it makes little
difference what the President may
do, as enough republican Senators
have gone y way from Washington
to break a quorum and they left for
that very purpose, so as to make
sure that the Senate could not pass
any other tarill bills.
Secretary Garlisle has written
letter to Senator Harris, showing
that the revenue to be derived from
the tariff on sugar is absolutely
necessary to avoid a deficit in the
Treasury for this fiscal year, and
statng that if the bill for free sugar,
which passed the House with only
11 opposing votes, is passed by the
Senate, some other bill to raise the
$53,000,000 which it is estimated
will be collected on foreign sugar
must also be passed. That letter
has made the made the passing of
the free eugar bill out of the question
even if he Senate were in a position
to do it, notwithstand the fact that
a majority of the Senate favors lree (
sugar. Secretary Carlisle's letter I
contained the latest revises estimates
of the revenues of the government
under the Senate tariff bill- The to
tal estimated receipts are $378,000,
000, and the expenditures; $3G3,
000,000. An estimated surplus ol
$15,000,000 is entirely too small
to stand any further reduction.
The wisdom of the House in ac
cepting the Senate amendments to
the tariff bill, although it involved a
seeming surrender on the part of the
part of the House, is becoming moa
apparent every day. It is now clear
as day that there was a plot to pre
vent anv tariff legilation at all and
I that only the prompt action of the
House democratic caucus prevented
its being carried out. Had Senator
Hills resolution directed the isenate
conferees to . reporf a disagreement
to the Senate been adopted before
the House acted, it would have been
followed by a motion to postpone
the whole matter until next Decem
ber, and the mgtion would have
been carried. . Senhtor Vest, in a
speech defending the Senate from the
nerous charges made against it in
connection with tanit legislation,
said: "Men said the question was be
tween the Wilson bill and the Senate
bill. That statement was as false as
the assertion of tariff reform it never
can be a deraocrate as at present j
constituted. The question was be
tween the Senate bill and the AcKin
ley law. There the choice was to be
made, unci every one conversant
with the situation knew it." That is
as plain as it could be made.
Senator Walsh is a good democrat
and a good editor. Hence his ad
vice is good. He says: "The demo
cratice pres should use its influence
to create a just public opinion as to
the real merits of the Senate bill.
When properly presented as the best
measure of tariff reform attainable,
the conservative sentiment of the
country will settle aown to iuc
virtion that very substantial pro-
! gress has been made in the direction
lof real tariff i eform and freer trade
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
among nations," That is the proper
.way ta look at it. The Senate bill
is a great improvement on the Mc
kinley law.
Representative Breckinridge, ot
Arkansas, resigned his seat in the
House this week and qualified as
Minister to Russia, to which posi
tion he was nominated and confirm
ed some weeks ago. Minister Breck
inridge expects to start for Europe
in a few days, but be will travel
leisurely, stopping at a number of
places, and does not expect to Jreach
St. Petersburg until about October
Managers of the Presidential boom
of Senator Cameron are hard at
work trying to get their lrip upon
the American Bimetallic League,
which is this week holding a confer
ence here, but they haven't met with
much success. Even the republican
members of the League are not solid
ly for Cameron, and he has few sup
porters among the populist members
and none among the democrats.
There is no longer the slightest doubt
about Cameron being in the field for
the republican nomination, his claim
claim being based solely upon his
friendship for silver and his willing
ness to pay for support.
State News.
Hon. W. A. B. Bunch of the first
district has been renominated. i
Hon. Chas. M. Cook of the Fourth
district has been nominated for Con
gress. The Republicans of the Sixth dis
trict have re-nominatcd Thomas
Settle for Congress.
Wilmington has a sensation due
to the elopement of a young man
with a young girl only fifteen. They
have been arrested.
The Morganton Herald says Judge
Allen, of Golcfsboro,, successor to
ludge Whitaker, will hold his first
court at that place Aug. 20th,
At Ayden Greensville county dur
ing a sever storm Mr. Harts, two
story-house was blown down and
two of his children killed.
Col. S. McD. Tate was at Getty s
burg last week, helping to locate the
position bv the North Carolina
troops in that famous battle, in July
Lutten (J. Lhahs, died recently in
St. Joseph Mo. penniless, tie was
an adventurer and daring speculator
and several times in his life was
worth over $1,000,000.
Sensation at Goldsboro is that
William E. Hay, eloped with Mis?
Truit. Hay's wife became seriously
ill and telegraphed him and he re
( turned and denies the report.
Hon. Wm. I. Crawford of the
Ninth diistrict was unanimously re-
renominated. Hon. T- S. Adams
seen the majority of the delegates
were for Crawford moved to make
it unanonimous.
Rufus Amis, of Granville, says he
will be an independent candidate for
Congress against Tom Settle, on a
free silver platform. He savs Tom's
i -
friends nacked the convention on
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him and he won't -stand it.rf
The annual picnic of the Mason's
at YIOCK IMC Itviiun 'J,ts
success, Maj. Duncan, of S.C. auc
Charlie McKesson, of Morganton
were the orators. The Orphans
funds were increased $700.
The Annual State Farmers' Alli
ance convention met in Greensboro
Aug. 14th. Ninety-five counties o
the State represented. An effort to
establish a State business exchange
was discussed.
Madalcnc Pollard is considering
propositions from a theatrical com
oanv asking her to take the stage as
a means of livelihood and living.
Th lnrrrfr tin p Lite lactorv in
America is about to be put into
operation at Pittsburg Pa. The
Capital stock is $500,000.
Landoan county Va. has the larg
est fruit farm in the country. It con
tains 00,(00.000 vines 5,000
peaches 8,000 quince and pair tree.
Gen. las. B. Weaver is a candidate
for congress Irom hi district on the
democratic pr'ty in existence and it
seems now he is going to take a
second course.
Peter Jackson sas he will fight
lames J. Corbett ti a finish in Lon
don, for a purse of $15,000.
Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Two Killed and oar Woanded.
The Wilkcsboro Chronicle says: '
Last week ' the revenue officers
made a raid upon blockaders in
Stokes county, and captured- some
thing over 2000 gallons of beer. They
were in the Smith neighborhood
some 8 or 9 miles from Daubury.
While the still-carving was going on
the "moonshiners" opened fire upon1
the officers and the result was that
Mr. Wiley Lewis of this place receive
ed a serious wound in the right.
j hip. The ball has been probed for
but not found. He is getting along
excellently well and is thought to be
out of danger. The officers returned
the fire, and the most reliable report
we can get is that two blockaders,
Taylor and Caldwell, were found
dead near the scene of the skirmish.
The scene of the trouble was near
the Virginia line and they say it is a
tough community. (Revenue officer
Vanderford was one of the parties
who took part in the above. Mas
Penitentiary Statistic,
The Mecklenburg Times -says:
Since the penitentiary was opened
January 6, 1870, 10,253 convicts
have been received The greatest
number received -in one year was
602, in 1886. Last year it was 542.
During the past year there were 63
deaths, out of a prison habitation of
over 1,400. Of the convicts received
last year, 281 were illiterate, 43
could read, 212 read and write, and
only two had a collegiate education.
Of 1,181 convicts, Gil were illiter
ate. There are 728 single convicts,
407 married, 44 widows, 3 divorced.
Guilford sent 35 convicts, New Han
over 33, Mecklenburg 7. These
facts are from .the first report of
Superintendent Leazar, which is well
prepared. ' JW-
A very mixed up business is on Mr.
Tom Stack's place, in the westerrT
part of Union county. He is a good
farmer and has everything around
him he wants and some things he
does not want. Friday morning of
last week he went to his barn and
found in one of his stables twin
mules. They were both healthy
looking and doing well. On Satur
day night one of his fine Jersey cows
increased his personal property by
twin calvcst Mr. Stack began to
think fortune was smiling upon him
and that he was walking a golden
road. He did not reach the full
height of his glory, however, until
Tuesday morning when his wife pre
sented him with twin boys. At last
accounts all bf the twins were doing
novelty in a coffin. It has been
sent by Benson Democratic Clubbf
Benton, Ala., to Senator Hoar, of
Washington. It was black and had
on top of it a corn (Kalb) together
with the inscription, "Home market
$5,000.00. Herein bury your hopes
of ever breaking the solid South.
Compliments of Benton Democratic
Club, Benton Ala. Further favors
solicited for campaign purposes."
It is a fact probably unknown to a
majority of people that there are
more than 2,300 jensioners of the
civil war in Indian Territory, exclu
sive of Oklahoma, and that the
amount paid them last year was
$312,000, the sum contributed resi
dents of Oklahoma in the same ycar
being $023,000.
Theodore C. Rohrer of New Castle,
Pcnn., has invented a marvelous
clock, which has attracted great-attention
over the country, .and which
contains many figures of Revolution
ary scents. He has also intented a
minaturc watch the size of a gold
shirt stud.
The Hickory Press-Carolinian says:
Col. Kope Elias ''nthe State conven
tion tried to nmkc a speech and
gesticulate like the late Mr. Disraeli,
or mv Lord , Beaconsficld; but he
could not strike the proper attitude
or language.
The Republicans of Michigan 4n a
convention held at Grand Rapids,
adopted a plank in their platform
declaring lor free silver at a ratio of
10 to 1.
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