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THE PUBLIC GOOD OTO CMIW ;STUIY.
VOLUME i, i
CHAPEL HILL, ORANGE COUNTY, N. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER, 1894.
" Back for the lake! The . bridge has gone
down!"- ii it !'
This is the shriek at Hinckley town
As the Limited passes this hideous day,
With doom before and behind it, yea; ;
And all around; 'tis a chrism of flame
Putting the horrow of hell to shame-.
"The world is on firef To linger is death!"
Cry those left alive, as all in a breath
They crowd the cars: "To the lake! the
1 --lake!" I t : ' i
Four fiery miles distmt. "Oh, lior God's
sake!" ! r .
And there "on' the engine, blistered! and
Brave Engineer Root and Fireman Mc-
. O engineer, you've a duty to.'do!
Faint not nor flinch; cai you carry them
through?; '' . I
Quick! , anywhere out of this .furnace
. accursed! ; . j - I I
Swift as a flash is the lever reversed; i
Fast.fastcr, through reaches of: flame that
; appall, j - ' j
Lighting the billows of smoke that enwall,
. Witlf fierce fires beneath in the burning of
"tics, ' , ' :
; Fire lapping the earth from terrible skies,
And you at your post there, not thinking
r of fear, j j! j -' ' ' j 1 ' j ; ,
With your clothes all aflame, O bold
Onward! Ah J-Heaven, 'our shield is on fire!
Oh can it be this is our funeral pyrcij
Stifled and gasping the boldest give way,
Scorching the flames through the j free
J windows play,
Prayers mingle with shrieks of the suffering
crowd. : ;'! '
'.And over it all hear the fire roaring loud!
It is death to move on, 'tis the same to
But yet tlierc is hope in tlie speed of the
"-. 'train; " j
The .lake is lour refuge; though flames
Sting and sear, . j
You stand by your lever, our brave engi
neer! f I; I - j "
If he fall, if" he fail in this perilous hour,
If his poor, charring arm lose one moment
- its power, , , j
If the still toiling fireman ceases to strive
With dashes of water to keep him alive,
All is over and ended then. God give you
strength! ' j j "- j j
Whose hand holds our fate all this deso-
: late length i
Of fiercest gauntlet that man ever passed,
.With the crash of the fall of the pine trees
so fast. ; ... ,
Whicn our wheels spurn aside Oh, our
haven is here! , i j
- Hurrah for our hero,-our bold engineer!
i r i: . ;
But what! he is dying? Oh' that cannot be!
- Whatman. h!as a right to live better than
; hc? . ". : ''J-"
Our hero they tenderly take from his place J
And minister gently, and freshen his face.:
His poor face so crisp from the touch of
the flame; . j
While his slow-beating heart does . not
reck of" his fame. , X j I I
Grant he may live long fori the deed he
has done, .
And attain his reward ere his lssttripisrun,
For the world becomes timid and heroes
j arc few, j ..
O brave engineer,' witli your fireman so
true! ; ! : " . ! '
A. W. Bcllaw, in Charlotte Democrat.
-TARIFF, NOT (NEWSPAPERS.
l ne.KepuDiiean press ixortn is
quite! stirred up at the Democrat
ic papers publishing Mr, Wanama
ker's: advertisement: -' - that on ac
count of the new i tariff going into
errect, large stocks riaci ioeen pur
chased at low rates, and that r the'
people,1 customers! would get the
benefit of it, etc. " We received a
marked copy of
ker sj advertising is conaucte on
purely business and scientific prin
ciples not to ask the readers to
take your word for anything,! but
give the reason explain why
prices fall; that most ? Democratic
papers pnrting the advertisements
publish falsehoods as to ! their circu-j
about half prices,
deadj losses etc.,
that a wide allowance 'is made for
their statements always, and some
times no stock whatever is taken
in" them, etc." This is a clever
dodge. It will be( recalled that Mr.
Wanamakers advertisements, just
after the McKinle,y law .went , into
effect, represented ':that prices of
man commodities would be higher
and scientific principles!' McKinley
ism increased prices and th Wilson
tariff-jlowe1 rs them. ' Our Republi
can contemporary says: "Mr. .Gil
liam,! tne )advertising manager, a
former newspaper man, was select
ed as! a man who could paint the
Un even in, a dry advertisement.,,
This attempt to explain Wanama
ker's! low price schedule as news--paper
advertising coloring should;
deceive no one;! Be honest and;
acknowledge that; the Wilson tariff!
has lowered prices, and . thereby
benefitted the people, and no one! is
quicker to realize this fact
John! Wanamaker, although a
Some populist asked : Senator
Ransom about a .-duty of 20 per lent!
on sugar, he answered. "The Re
publicans had made sugar free butt
paid the sugar manufacturer
efiner two I cents - bounty On!
pound of sugar. - Millions 0
s were tnus- taken rrom trie
treasury of the , United "States
put in the pockets of 'these manu-f
facturers. . Jhe,tax:now on sugar
goes mto trie ujiitea states treas-j
the bounty went into
pockets of the sugar trUst.,,
The planters in one tpwnship only
in Mecklenburg county are said - to
sold this' season, by actual
3,000 word! at melons
NEWS OF THE PAY.
' The nomination ,x?t Mr. Morton
for governor of New Xork is riot re:
garded ; by ) Wliitela w fReid as a
vindication of the '92 national ticket
Billv! Breckinridge would never?
make an actor. ; His disposition to
continu the death scene after the
audience has left , the theater is a
very weak point. Wash. Post.
of the Republicans in Wake
who are well knowri
attacking' fusion. 1 Am
these are jvJphn-Nichols,' T. ip; ,De-
vereuxF.'M. Sorrelf, Ed. Bledsoe,!
and E.SA; Johnson.
Willie,, Breckinridge doesn't sneer,
at the power and influence of womenj
in politics, now, that he has had time'
to quietly think over the matter.
. -' j . .j. .. " - .. . 1 :
Mile, Paulina, of Holland, is pro-?
bably the tiniest -woman on
-; She is. eighteen years
ess- than nine; pounds,' Jacks;
es of being as , high as a
,Of the large number of clerks
dismissed at Washington
sixths" have' been women clerks dfi
highisalaried grades Henceforth.' itl
is sahj jnenillide appointed toi thiel
higher places. ' i ' "
There- will be a Democratic bolt
in,South Carolina. The.Butler men
have called another, convention, be
cause the one held on the,i8th fail-!
ed unequivocally to denounce pbA
pulism. iThe convention is' called
i . . )(.--for
the 25th inst.
Secretary Carlisle is overwhelm-
ed with letters: from Senators,? (T on-f
gressmen ana otners, asking ror tne
reinstatement of l;tTreasury iclerksl
who have been dismissed. within, the
past few days. So far as knownl
not one of those discharged has been!
f 1- '. ' : . '
October ioth, a monument to th
Confederate , soldiers T who fell a
the battle of Bentonsville, .wil 'b(
It : is ;to . be a marl
Gen. .Wade Hampton is to
tu d 1 : u.. u 1 a : J. . j
I1C I UpUllJiLi.ilitVC iJCC.II luuu iiiruci
public men who appoi it rej
office. But we have seen
no Populist ; paper denounce their.
man Senator Peffer , for getting , iri
one son as assistant door keeper or
" 1 .ir . r ' . -r
the-senate, another son . as messen
ger, and his daughter a 1 position in
tne government. ; nis son resignea
as messenger to take a clerical po
sitionvvith the sugar trust, secured
we suppose by, the influenced .;his
father; who supported: legislation in
favor of the trust. Kinston
Press. ' 1
The Democratic party is to be
congratulated that Marion. rButler
has;thrown off his disguise,' that he
and s tlie -Republican . ' bosses have ;
spliced, fOr. this simplifies the issues
and marks it moreclean;cut, we know
now whom arid. what We have j to
fight, what there is behind the fight j
arid can gounto it,C kill r two birds
with one stone and jfinish! up the job.
-Wilmington Star. r
During the last campaign n Ken
fucky, Breckinridge, at the conclu-1
siori Of one of his speeches, alluded
to? the great strain to .which; he; had
been subject He said thatjhe
wanted peace ;ajid rebose , for, both
mind and body , and af ter the election
he proposed to spend a couple I of
montns in cngiana. . 1 nen ne sat
down and the band -at once; struck
up 'God save the Queen-M ' f3ome
4Dfthe lightrminded sniggered and
the; C olonel,s. face displayed quite
a variety of expressions: Atlanta
Constitutiou. ; 1 I
Another Use fqr Old Newspapers.
a very Mcarerui : nouseKeeper we
are.acquainted,w'ith says: ( I
.,For sweepjiog a,ropn
saves so much labor, This is her
: Take a page, of newspaper a t a
time, .wet in hot vyater, and squeeze . ;
it till it ceases to drip. Tear- intc
imall pieces of the size of your hand
and cast them all-over j the carpet.
Then sweep,janu most-of the dust t
in tne, room .wilKf .be ,-gathe red into
the paper,;' yfilj ;' . :-
On, matting use larger pieces of
paper, pushing them ahead of the
broom totake up any fltff there; .
rriaybe,i before beginning Uhe jre-
gular sweeping, . After a , pile L or
other carpet is; thoroughly swept, a
sponging, with amrn.onia and water
will 'preserve. its brightness wonder-
About once a month,. after sweep
ing well take f a pailful of .warm
water, and add to it a . tablespoon -
ful of ammonia br turperitine. ' 'Two'
spoonfuls of .the latter will do good,!
as It is art h excellent preventive of
moths. J Go oyer the .whole carpet
with; a 'large soft cloth; or sponge
wrung so as not'toxirip. -it is sur
prising hpw rapidly, the water gets
discolored. . If the carpet ; is r large
or much solid or usty the water
must be changed once or twice.
Bra?ilhas , given ii notice to the
United States, that on Jan. 1st next
she will abrogate the reciprocity
treaty between the two countries'.