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who would cheat a country editor
out ot a year's suoscnption would
feve a nickle with a hole in it to the
foreign missionary fund, and sigh
because the hjle was not bigger
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! THE EDITOR'S CHAIR.
flOW THINGS LOOK FROM
OU It STAND POINT.
The Opinion of The Editor and the
Opinion of Others which we
Can Endorse on the Various
Topics of the . Day.
During the recent Railroad Com
mission campaign In this county,
this writer charged that the net pro
fits of the W. fc W. liailroa 1 Com
pany for the last year were over a half.
a million dollars. - this wassuueu
by us in answer to the claim made
by the attorney of the road that the
rates now charged by the road were
reasonably low, netting .the stock
holders only i-ight per centdividends.
Our charge was emphatically denied;
but now the official figures are out
(and we are sure they do not exag-
erate the facts) -nd they show that
t lie gross total earnlngsof the road for
the year ending June 30th, 1890, are
one million three hundred and fifty
thousand, eight hundred and fifty-
three dollars and forty-six cents.
The total expenses .were only $C81,-
137. This k aves a net profit of not
only a half iwnillion, but sixty-nine
thousand, seven hundred andlxteen
dollars more than a half a million
A month or more since the Italeigh
News and Observer took us to task
about our articles on a Hail road
Commission. That paper claimed
that tho rates were already reasona-
bly low, lower than the rates in Ge r
tion. The editor to established his
position published a table ol what he
claimed to be North Carolina freight
rates, which were lower than the
published Georgia rates. We went
to work and gathered a hundred
freight bills taking in a dozen differ
ent points in the various quarters of
the State, and we found them all
higher than the rates as published
by the News and Observer, and the
average much higher than the tieor
gia rates tu published by the Com
mission of that State. Wo then
called upon the News and Observer
to produce its freight .bills or state
over what roads and between what
points fcuch freight rates exist as
published by that paper. The an
svver to this inquiry that paper has
so far neglected to give. Mr. S. R.
Kepler, President of -the Railroad
Commission Club of Asheville, see
ing the same article intheNew3and
Observer wrote to the editor calling
upon him for the same explanation
we had asked for through the col
umns of our paper a few weeks be
fore; but getting no answer he pub
lishes a copy of his letter in the
Asheville Citizen of November 20th.
We do not wish to believe that the
News and Observer (which professes
so much love for the farmer and the
people generally in the abstract) is a
P.rnnrofion rflrfr. nordowA wih t
K A - x r -
believe that it was imposed upon by
the railroads in that freight table
business, and being- imposed upon
is unable to realize the imposition.
Yet such appears to hi the tvvo
horns of the dilemma. But to se
cure reasonable rates is only one ot
the six points to be gained by a com-1
AMEND THE CONSTITUTION.
Last week we published an edito
rial headed, "A change in the Or
ganic Law Needed.' ' The following,
from the Boston Globe, covers part
of the same ground contained in our
"If there is any sense or reason in
allowing a defeated congress to go
on and legislate for three months af
ter the people have repudiated it,
we should like to have it explained.
We see no sense in it. The Congress
elected November 2nd could assem
ble in Washington on December 1st,
1890, just as well as the old Congress
can. It would be fresh from the peo
ple, prepared to do the people's will,
would not be disgraced and discred
ited, with the stamp of the people's
condemnation upon it. Some mem
ber of Congress ought to propose a
constitutional amendment making
each Congress expire one month pri
or to the election ot its successor, so
that the spectacle of legislation by a
repudiated' Congress a 'spectacle
which will soon be "seen in Washing
ton will be seen, no more. We be
lieve the people would ratify such
an amendment with practical una
Every Democrat in the country is
interested in Washington this win'
ter, because of the important politi
cal events cortain to occur here. In
the first place tho Democratic minor
ity in Congress, feeling that the po
licy of their party has been endorsed
by the country, are determined to
resist every attempt of tho Repub
licans to pass radical political legis
lation, and they expect the moral
8 ipport of every De-i.ocrat.
. The Democratic majority in the
next Congress now figures up 158.
There are 25 Republican Congress
men from the South in the present
Congress. There are only three
eiocted for the next,
PHYSICIANS ) TH 121 It WAY
TO I iX A M I M : TI I K CON
SUM ITIOX cuur.
The NY. Star says: Dr. II. Hol
brook Curtis, Dr. W. F. Norton and
Dr. J. M. Jka'toni have united with
Dr. David Orr Edson, and have Kent
him to .Europe to listen to professor
Koch's lectures and procure a supply
ot the lymph. Dr. Edson sailed In
the Normannia yesterday. These
gentlemen have already secured a
small supply of the precarious fluid,
and expect It to arrive In this city
on last Saturday. Y
They have lease I thehoU3eat .No.
30 East Thirty-third street, ani will
fit it up as a sanitarium lor the treat
ment of cast's of consumption after
the Koch method.
Other physicians who left ye'ster-
da on the Normannia for Berlin to
study Dr. Koch's consumption eure
wero Dr. James Ouiteras of Phila
delphia, who goes to represent the
University ot Penasylvmna ; Dr. D.
w.f Campbell ot Michigan, and Dr.
Ludwig Weis and Dr. Charles V.
Ellis of this city. The Caruegie
Laboratory of theBellevue Hospital
Medical College will send a represen
tative in the person of Dr. David
Hunter McAlpin, who Ieives on the
Liahn next Wednesday. . -.:
Drs. Van Ruch and Bat lie, of Ashe
ville, this State, have also gone over
to Berlin to study the new and re
markable treatment. It is one of
the most remarkable discoveries in
the science of medicine. Since the
world began tho disease called con
suinptio . has baffled the skill of all
the physicians and has gathered to
prematures grave- its millions upon
millions of victims.
HOW KNOCK'S IiYAIl'II
Berliw, Nov. 20 In an article on
the subject ot Dr. Koch's cure for
tuberculosis, the Frank Courier states
that the lymj.h used is prepared in
an incubating stove within a space
that Is hermetically i-ealed and ster
ilized, and thereby rendered free
from fungus. The- interior of the
airtight space Is divided by an un
glazed porcelain diaphi'.ignr into an
upper and lower section. In the up-
per section is placed a salted meat
broth in a gelatinous state containing
colonies of the tubercle germ. This
mass gradually liquifies, and thdgel
atin liquid drops slowly through the
porcelain plate into the lower sec
lion section. The liquid then con
tains all the secretory products, but
is free from all living or dead germs
or reproductive spores, and is the
lymph us used.
FRUITFUL AOUTII CAROLI
NA FRUITFUL IN 1890.
For the first time the corn, crop is
excellent in every county from Cher
okee to Currituck. The Commis
sioner of Agriculture tells me this
is very remarkable. There never
was so large a corn crop, and this re
mark applies to cotton, sweet pota
toes and ground pease. All the cul
tivated crops during th year were
good, savo wheat and oats. In this
section corn crops of from forty to
sixty bushels to tho acre, on uplands,
are not at all uncommon, while
sweet potatoes sell at 30 t 40 cents
per bushel. In the wheat-growing
section of the State, where very lit-
tic cotton is planted, the new w heat
is sown. In the counties, wheie
more wheat is grown year after year,
the cotton crop, much of which - is
yet unpicked, has so required the
farmers' attention that not much
wheat is yet-planted,; but if this fa
vorable weather continues quite a
large crop will be put in. There will
be a remarkably large increase in the
acreage in elover. naleigh Ccr. of
There are just now a great number
of inquirers regarding North Caro
lina by persons who state that thev
intend to become -settlers. These in
quiries are made as regards all parts
of the State from the coast coun
ties to the most extreme western
ones. A great deal of information
o' the most practical kind concern
ing North Carolina is beiagsent out
The prosperity of the State is an ad
ditional attraction to outsiders
Raleigh Cor. Wil. Messenger.
Tne delegates from, this State to
the Southern Inter-States Immtgra-
tioh Convention which meets in
Asheville December I7th can do the
State much good, if they are pasted
on the States' great -resources and
naiural sidyantages in climate, soil,
minerals and Umbers.
Below wilt be found a carefully
prepared transcript, prepared by the
Amerioan Press Association.' from
the official returns- of the Federa
Census of 1890, showing the popula
tion of cities and' towns' in North
Carolina of more than 3,000, togeth
er with the figures of 1870 and 1880,
thu Indicating the growth of the
last twenty years. We do not pre
tend to say that it is correct, but is
the official report that Porter wil
ir'ake: : -!.
Kalelgh, - .
It Is dangerou i to neglect catarrh
toritieaus to bronchitis .and con
sumption. Flood's Sarsanarilla cures
cures catarrh In all forms.
A Stcry of American Frontier
Bj Capt CHABLE3 ETJJG, U. S.
Author of "TU CtAotier Daughter -Vow
tha nanht," "Tin Deserter," Etc
Copyrighted 1868 by J. B. Llpplncou Company,
PbCadelphla, and published by special arrao j
meat through the American Preas Association.
T WAS nearly midnight, and
still tlie gay party lingered on
the veranda. There had bfen
a fortnight of "getting settled" at tho
new post, preceded by a month of maieh
ingthat had brought the battalion from
distant service to this strange Texan sta
tion. , Tho new comers had been hospita
bly welcomed by the officers of the little
garrison of infantry, and now, in recog
nition of their many courtesies, the field
officer commanding the arriving troops
had been entertaining the resident offi
cers and ladies at dinner. The colonel
was a host in himself, but preferred not
to draw too heavily on his reserves of
anecdote and small talk,' so he had called
in two of his subalterns to assist in the
pleasant duty of being attentive to the
infantry ladies, and just now, at 11:45 p
m., ho was wondering if Lieut. Perry
had not too literally construed his in
structions, for that young gentleman
was devotiug himself to Mrs. 'Belknap in
a manner so marked as to make tho cap
tain, her lawful lord and master, mani
Mrs. Belknap, however, seemed to en
joy the situation immensely. She was
a pretty woman at most times, as even
her rivals admitted. She was a beauti
ful woman at all times, was the verdict
of tho officers of the regiment when they
happened to speak of the matter among
themselves. She was dark, with lus
trous eyes and sweeping lashes, with
coral lips and much luxuriance of trcs;'
and a way of elancirg sideways from
under her heavily fringed eyelids that
the younger and more impressionable
men found quite irresistible when ac
corded the rare luxury of a tete-a-tete.
Belknap was a big and boisterous man;
Mrs. Belknap was small in stature, and
soft very soft of voice. Belknap was
either brusquely repellent or oppressively
cordial in manner; Mrs".: Belknap was
either gently and exasperatingly indif
ferent to those whom she did not care to
attract, or caressingly 6weet to those
whose attentions sho desired.
In their own regiment tho young offi
cers soon found that unless they wished
to be involved in an unpleasantness with
Belknap it was best to bo only very mod
erately devoted to "his pretty wife, and
those to whom an unpleasantness with
the big captain might have had no ter
rors of consequence -'were deterred by
the fact that Mrs. ' Belknap's devotee
among the "youngsters'' had invariably
become an object of coldness and aver
sion to the other dames" and damsels of
the garrison. Very short lived, there
fore, had been the little flirtations that
sprang up from time to time in those
frontier posts wherein Capt. and Mrs.
tteiKnap wero among tne chief orna
ments of society; but now matters
seemed to be taking other shape. From
the very day that handsome Ned Perry
dismounted in front of Belknap's quar
ters and with his soldiery salute reported
to the then commanding officer that CoL
Brainard and his battalion of cavalry
would arrive in tho course of two or
three hours, Mr?. Belknap had evinced a
contentment in his society and assumed
an air of quasi-proprietorshipthat served
to annoy her garrison sisters more than
a little. For tho time being all the cav
alrymen were bachelors, either by ac
tual rank or "by brevet," as none of the
ladies of the th accompanied the bat
talion on its march, and none were ex
pected until the stations of the regiment
in its new department had been definite
ly settled. The post 6urgeon, too, was
living a life of single blessedness as tho
early sDiinjr woro on. for his good wife
had betaken herself, with tho children,
to the distant east as soon as the disap
pearance of the winter's snows rendered
8tacin:r over tho hard prairio roads a
matter of no great danger or discomfort.
It was the doctor himself who, seated
In an easy chair at tho end of the ve
randa, first called the colonel's attention
to Perry's devotional attitude at Mrs.
Belknan s side, bho was reclining in a
hammock, one Little, slippered foot occa
sionally touching the floor and impart
ing a gentle, swinging motion . to tho
affair, and making a soothing swish-
ewish of skirts along the matting under
neath. Her jeweled hands looked very
lender and fragile and white as they
eleamed in the soft light ' that : shone
from tho open windows of tho parlor.
They were busied in straightening out
the kinks in tho gold cord of his forage
cap- and in rearranging a little silken
braid and tassel that was fastened in a
clumsy, man like fashion- to one of the
buttons at the side; he, seated in a camp
"chair, was bending forward so that his
handsome, shapely head was 'only a
trifle higher than hers, and the two
hers so dark and rich la coloring, his
so fair and massive and strong came
rather too close together for the equa
nimity of Capt. Belkaap, who had es
sayed to take a hand as whist in the par
one or two of - tne ladies, also, were
6ilent observers of the scene -silent as to
the scene because, being in conversation
at the time with brother officers of Lieut.
Perry, they were uncertain as yet how
comments on his growing flirtation might
be received. That their eyes should oc
casionally wander towards the hammock
and then glance with sympathetic sig
nificance at those of some fair ally and
intimate was natural enough. But when
ft twvamft nnxontl m ..! " -
Belknap was acttudly unfastening the
little eilkri braid that had hung on Nod
Perry's cap ever 'since the day of Ids ar
rivalall the while, too, looking shyly
up In lis eyes as Iter fingers worked
when it was seen tlial site presently de
tached it from ttte button and then, half
hesitatingly, but e vidently in compliance
with his wishes, handed it to him; when
he was seen to toas It care les&lr even j
contemptuously away and then bend
down lower, as though gazing Into her
haded eyes, Mrs. Lawrence could stand
It no longer.
"Mr. Orahai unsaid she, "isn't your
friend, Sir. Perry, something of a flirt?
"Who? Nedr asked Mr. Graham, in
well feigned amaze and with sudden
glance towards the object of bis inquiry.
"Bow on earth should I know anything
about it? Of course you do not seek ex
pert testimony in asking me. Ho tries, I
suppose, to adapt himself to circum
stances.' But why do you ask?
"Because I see that ho has been induc
ing Mrs. Belknap to take off that little
tassel on tho button of his cap. Ho has
worn it when off duty ever since he
came; and we supposed it was something
he cherished; I know she did."
Graham broke forth in a peal of merry
laughter, but gave no further reply, for
just then the colonel and the doctor left
their chairs, and, sauntering over to tha
hammock, brought mighty relief to Bel
knap at the whist table and vexation of
spirit to his pretty wife. Tho flirtation
was broken at a most interesting point,
and Perry, rising suddenly, came over
and joined Mrs. Lawrence.
If 6he expected to see him piqued or
annoyed at tho interruption and some
what perturbed in manner, she was
greatly mistaken. Nothing could liave
been more sunshiny and jovial than the
greeting he gave her. A laughing apol
ogy to Graham for spoiling his tete-a-tete
was accomplished in a moment, and
then down by her side he sat and plunged
into a merry description of .his experi
ences at dinner, where he had been
placed next to the chaplain's wife on tho
one hand, and sho had been- properly ag
grieved at his attentions to Mrs. Belknap
on the other.
"You must remember that Mrs. Wells
Is a very strict Presbyterian, Mr. Perry;
and, for that matter, nono of us have
seen a dinner such as the colonel gave us
this evening for ever and ever so long.
We are quite unused to tho ways of
civilization; whereas you have just come
from the east and long leave. Perhaps
it is the fashion to be all devotion to
one's next door neighbor at dinner.
"Not if sho be as repellent and vener
able as Mrs. Wells, I assure you. Why,
I thought she would have been glad to
leave the table when, after having re
fused sherry and Pontet-Canet for up
wards of an hour, her glass was filled
with champagne when she happened to
no locmng tno otner way.
It is the first dinner of tho kind she
has ever seen here, Mr. Perry, and I
don't suppose either Mr. or Mrs. Wells
has been up so late before in years. lie
would have enjoyed staying and watch
ing wnist, but she carried him off almost
as soon as we left the table. Our society
has been very dull, you know only our
selves at the post all this ast year, and
nobody outside of it.
"One would suppose that with all thi3
magnificent cattle rango there would be
some congenial people ranchfng near
you. Are there none at all?"
"Absolutely none! There are somo
ranches down in the Washita country,
but only ono fine one near -us; and that
might as well be on the other side of the
Atlantic No one from there ever
comes here; and Dr. Quin i3 the only
living soul in the garrison who ever got
within the walls of that ranch. What
he saw there he positively refuses to tell,
despite all our entreaty."
"You don t tell me there s a ranch
with a mystery here near Rossiter! ex
claimed Mr. Perry, with sudden interest.
"Why, I do, indeedl Is it possible
you have been hero two whole weeks
and havent heard of Dunraven Ranch?'
"I've heard there was such a thing; I
saw it from a distance when out hunting
the other day. But what s the mystery?
what's the matter with it?"
"That's what we all want to know
and cannot find out. Now, there is an
exploit worthy your energy and best
efforts, Mr. Perry" There Is a big,
wealthy, well stocked ranch,, the finest
homestead buildings, we are told, in all
this part of Texas. They say it is beau
tifully furnished that it - has a fine
library, a grand piano, ail manner of
things indicative of culture and refine
ment among its occupants but the own
er only comes around once or twice a
year, and is an iceberg of an English
man. All the people about the ranch
are. English, too, and the most repellent,
boorish, discourteous lot of men you ever
saw. When the Eleventh wero here
they did everything they could to be
civil to them, but not an invitation
would they accept, not one would they
extend; and so from that day to this
none of tho officers have had any inter
course with the people at the ranch, and
the soldiers know very little more. Once
or twice a year some very ordinary look
ing men arrive who are said to be very
distinguished people in England; but
they remain only a little while, and go
away as suddenly as they came."
And you have never seen any of
"Never, except at a distance. Nor
has any one of the offidera, except Dr.
"Ani you have never heard anything
about the inmates and -why they keep
up this policy of exdusiveness?"
."We have heard all .manner of things
-somo of them wildly romantic, some
mysteriously tragic, and " all of them,
probr.bly. absurd. At all events, Capt.
Lawrence has told madie did not wish
de to rej -eat what I had heard, or to be
concerned in any way with the stories
afloat: you maH nsl: somebody else.
Try the doctor. T change the subject,
Mr. Perry, 1 he you have lost that mys
terious little silken braid and tassel you
wor oh your cap button. I fancied
there was souse romance attached to it,
and now it is gone." , ?
. . Perry laughed, his blue eyes twinkling
with fun; "If I will, ttll you how and
where I got that tasseL will you tell me
what you have heard about Dunraven
"I cannot, unless Capt. Lawrence
withdraws his prohibition. Perhaps he
wilL though, for I think it -was only be
cause be was tired of hearing all our
conjectures and theories. .
"Well, will you tell rue if can induce
the captain to say he has no objection?"
wtu to-morrow a you will tell cm
about tlte Uucel to-niht."
"Is it a positive prouiim? You will trll
me to-morrow all you lxave heard about
Duurarcu Ilanch if I will tell you to
night all 1 know abut tlte tatwcl?"
"Yes a prouiirfu."
"Very well, tlwn. You are a'wttness
to the compact. Graham. Now for my
confession. I have worn that tassel ever
since our parting bU at Fort Riley.
That is to say. It has been fastened to
that button ever since the bsU until to
night; but Tve been mighty careful not
to wear that cap on any kind of duty."
"And yet you kt Mr. Belknap take it
"Why shouldn't I? There was no
sentiment whatever attached to it. I
havent the faintest Idea whoso It was,
and only tied it there for the fun of the
thing and to make Graham, here, ak
"Mr. Perry P gasped Mrs. Lawrence.
"And do you mean that Mrs. Belknap
knows that you told her what you have
just told me?"
"Well, no," laughed Perry. "I fancy
Mrs. Belknap thinks as you thought
that it was a gage d'amour. II alio! look
at that light away out there across the
prairie. What can that be?"
Mrs. Lawrence rose suddenly to her
feet and gazod southeastward in the di
rection in which the young officer point
ed. It was a lovely, starlit night. A
soft wind was blowing gently from the
south and bearing with it tho fragrance
of spring blossoms and far away flower
ets. Others, too, had arisen, attracted
by Perry's sudden exclamation. Mrs.
Belknap turned languidly in her ham
mock and glanced over her pretty white
shoulder. The colonel followed her eyes
with his and gave a start of surprise.
The doctor turned slowly and composed
ly and looked silently towards the glis
tening object, and thon upon the officers
of the cavalry there fell sudden astonish
ment. "What on earth could that have'been?"
asked the coloneL "It gleamed like the
head light of a locomotive, away down
there in the valley of the Monce, then
suddenly went out."
"Bo silent a moment and watch,"
whispered Mrs. Lawrence to Perry.
"You will see it again; and watch the
Surely enough, even as they were all
looking about and commenting on the
strange apparition. It suddenly glared
forth a second time, shining full and lus
trous as an unclouded planet, yet miles
away beyond and above tho fringo of
cottonwoods that wound southeastward
with the little stream. Full half a min
ute it shone, and then, abruptly as be
fore, was hidden from eight.
Perry was about starting forward to
join the colonel when a little hand was
laid upon his arm.
"Wait; once more you'll two it," she
whispered. "Then take me in to Capt.
Lawrence. Do you see that the doctor
Without saying a word to any one, the
post surgeon had very quietly withdrawn
from the group on tho veranda. He
could not well leavo by tho front gate
without attracting attention; but - he
strolled leisurely into tho hall, took up
a book that lay on tho table, and passed
through tho group of of8cer3 seated
smoking and chatting there, entered the
sitting room on the south side of the
hall tho side opposite tho parlor where
the whist gamo was in progress and
there he was lost to sight.
A third time the bright light burst
upon the view of the gazers. A third
time, sharply and suddenly, it disap
peared. Then for a moment all was
silence and watchfulness; but it came no
Perry looked questioningly in his com
panion's face. She had turned a little
white, and he felt sure that she was
"Are you cold? he asked her, gently.
"No not that; but I hate mysteries,
after what I've heard, and we haven't
seen that light in ever so long. Come
hero to the corner one moment." And
she led him around to the other flank of
the big wooden, barrack like residence of
the commanding officer.
"Look up there," she said, pointing to
a dark window under the peaked dormer
roof of the large cottage to the south.
"That is the doctor's house."
In a few seconds a faint gleam seemed
to creep through the slats. Then the
slats themselves were thrown wide open,
a white shade was lowered, and, with
the rays behind it growing brighter ev
ery instant, a broad white light shone
forth over the roof of the veranda. An
other moment and footsteps were heard
along the doctor's porch, footsteps that
presently approached them along the
"Come," she said, plucking at v his
sleeve, "come away; it is tho doctor."
"For what reason?" ho answered
"That would seem like hiding. No, Mrs.
Lawrence, let us stay until he comes."
. But the doctor passed them with brief
and courteous salutation; spoke of the
beauty of the night and the balm of the
summery air, and went in again by the
main door to the colonel's quarters.
Then Perry turned to his partner:
WelL Mrs. Lawrence, what does it all
mean? Is this part of what you had to
. Don't ask rae now. I I did not want
to see what we have seen, but I had
heard queer stories and could not believe
them., Take me In to Capt. Lawrence,
please. And. Mr. Perry ,'you won't speak
of this to any one. will you? Indeed, if I
had known. I would not have come out
here for the world; but I didn't believe
it, eveiCS she went away and took
the children." . - :
"Who went away?" - ' ,
"Mrs. Quin the doctor's wile. And
she was such a sweet woman, and so de
voted to him."
" "Well, pardon me, Mrs. Lawrence, I
don't see through this thing at all. Do
you mean that the doctor has anything
to do with the mystery?"
She bowed her head as they turned
back to the house: "I must not tell you
any more to-night. You will be sure to
hear something of it all, here. Every
body on the piazza saw the lights, and
all who were here before you came knew
what they meant." -
"What were they?"
"Signals, of some kind, from Dunraven
Continue next witek. "
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