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Don't ask me to vary from this rule.
I hav fun! received a larye lot of
Elegant jewelry.. This I will guari.
tt;e to thu purchaser to be ju.H as re
rexi'iitod. I nclino chap, Wire guili"
gol hut carry a standard live ok
oold kront oooDS. The attention ol
tin bulie is railed to thu latest stales
of kkkast pins the v are "things of
The old reliable ami standard SETII
THOMAS CLOCKS always in stmk
in various styles and size?.
I'jty Repairim; of Watches and Clocks
and mending Jewelry is a 8peeir!y.
Alt work I do is uuarantced t aive tn
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PEACH AND APPLE CIDER,
(Corner of Elm and R. R. Street.
SWEET AND HARD CIDER '
always on hand. In addition to
this pleasant and healthy drink.
which are sold at lowest prices
600 Pipes, of all styles and
sizes. Try one.
je 21-1 yr.
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No. 112 North Water Street,
WILMINGTON, N. C.
CJorton arid. 'I'imber,
: also :
Country Produce handled to best ad
vantage. Reference 1st National Bank,
Wilmington, N. C. aug-tf
Far 24 Years
has occupied his same
on Church Street. The great and
erignal leader In low prices for men's
clothes .Economy in cloth and money
Will force you to give him a call.
ttaTLatest Fashion plates always
m nana. June 7th. lyr.
If von wish A first-r.lsma Khuvn
T - V " .w V
Hair Cut, Shampoon or Mustache
Dve. call at mv mace of business nn
"Wall Street, three doers from the
corner of M. Hanstein's, there you
win una me at all hours.
BAZORS SHARP, SHEARS KEEN !
If you want a good Job don't fail to
can on me. j . 11. olMMONo, .
aprlO tf - Barber
Mamilli Bronze Meys!
liaise Turkeys weighing from 30
to 40 pounds, and worth twice as
much as co. union stock, by buying
lull-blood breeds. Address,
8. II. COLWELL,
i Wallace P. O.,
novO-tf Duplin Co., N. C.
TUB EDITOR'S OIIAIH
HOW THINGS LOOK FROM
OUR STAND POINT.
The Opinion of The Editor and the
Opinion of Others which we
Can Endorse on the Various
Topics of the Day.
"THE (UNFORTUNATE) CAUCASIAN."
The Caucasian is unfortunate. We
asked it 10 do us the favor of pri'd
ing a reply we made to one of its
questions. Doubtless The Caucasian
intended to do it, but it didn't. It
says "the following is the News and
Observer's answer to our inquiry "
and then prints an extract from this
raper about a different matter. Cer
tainly the slip wasunintent:onaU'nd
we suggest that our contemporary
can straighten matters in its next
On a former occasion The Cauca
sian unfortunately made an odd mis
take when publishing something that
we asked it to print; but we know
that mistakes are easily made in
newspaper offices. News and Ob
server, Detvn.ber 5th.
vVe ventuce to remin 1 The Cau
casian of its unfortunate mistake
with the view of having it correct
ed. News and Observer, Dec. nth.
ho sympathy of the News a-:d
Observer for The Caucasian is
rather ill-timed; but if to champion
the people's cause', to search for
truth and facts with which to sup
port their demands is unfortunate,
then Tm: Caucasian is unfortunate ,
pleads guilty to the charge; if to
oppose the wishes of the people to
attempt to hush their demands for
equal justice by misleading state
ments is to be fortunate, then we
must decline that honor. The News
and Observer intimates above that
it has published some 'acts in oppo
sition to a commission that we are
afraid to give to the public or dis
cuss. If such was not it intention
then we do not understand each eth
er, if it was then our esteemed co
temporary does not understand The
Caucasian. We are not advocating
a commission in a partisan .-pirit at
all. We have no more to gain or
lose by the establishment ot a com
mission than any other citizen. It
has been our opinion for some, time
that a proper commission widely
managed will benefit the whole State
and work no injustice or hardship
upon the railroads. We have inves
tigated and tried to throw light up
on the subject. We have not gone
to Tom, Dick or Harry and asked
him to furnish us with his side of
the question or with facts to fit the
case. We have stated actual condi
tions. We have gathered freight
bill.- and have given and are ready
continue to give names of shippers,
class ol freight, ppints to and from
shipped, over what lines and the
freight actually paid. Notwith
standing if the News and Observer
cm show that we are wrong, it will
save the next Legislature from mak
ing a mistake and d. the whole State
a great favor.
But to come back to the News and
Observer's grievance. It says we
did not publish its reply to our ques
tion (asking where it got the freight
rates it published) but printed an ex
tract about a "different matter."
The extract we published was about
The Caucasian and the commis
sion in its ifsue of November 29ch.
We did not see any other reference
to the matter in that issue. Since
then Capt. Ashe has sent us a mark
ed copy of the same i?sue, calling
our attention to another article in a
different column. It is as follows:
"We were not advertent, t
qi.:iry made by TiiECArcAsiAN that
1 . A
we um not reasonably answer.
The freight rates It alludes t
furnished us on our application bv
vvoi, vv . a. xurK, who repiesents the
Richmond & Danville Kiilroarl sv.
tern, which has a greater mileage in
mis totaie tnan any other road. We
suppose the chanres of the nthpp
great lines are virtually the same, i
xnexxews ana unserver made the
publication in the interest of truth, j
and because it regards that it is no !
less dangerous to the Democratic
party than wrontr in crincinlfi tn mis
lead the people, and to inflame their
prejuaices, Decmue of an alleged
state of facts that does not exist.
TheCaucasian Will favor us by print
ing the above.
And now let lis ask The Caucasian
why it did not publish tho fhrta
stated in our editorials to which it
alludes; ana particular Jy why it did
not publish the information we gave
it about the useof grape Uvskets by
our Baleigh grpe growing Associa
tion?" We publish' th ? above with plea
sure anu wis.i to thank the News
and Observer fjr the information
that It wasCol. Turk, who furnish
ed it with tl,a freight rates it
published, .But that information
however -important it is does not
throw any Ifeu on tho situation
as we have sa d before, that among
auinw ireigu bills we have been
able t f gather (many of them of the
B. & i. B. It.) wo find no such rates
acta ly existing. Now again, "in
the i&terest cf truth" and in order
thaUhe people may not be misled
and their prejudices inflamed be-
cause of an alleged staH of fat" a that
does not t-xist," we call upon the
News and Observer to give sqeci6e
facts, by staMng between what points
in North Carolina and on what c!as-o-i
of freight m h iat s are eharccd.
IVe do not n n ember the inform
ation the News ar.d Observer gave
about the grape basket business but
we will take pleasure in publishing
any facts concerning the freight
rates from here to lialeigh as com
pared with the rates from Petersburg
As to the "odd mistake" we made
on a former occasion, we have no
idea to what ('apt. Ashe refers. If
he will point out any in intake we
have made, or any omission, we wil
take pleasure in making the correc
Now in conclusion we -.v ill venture
to suggest to the News and Observer
that when diseussi.ig the commission
it should remember that to secure
reasonable freight rate.-, is only one
of the seven points that will be aim
ed at in framing a commission bill
TJIK NATIONAL FARMERS
ALLIANCE AND INDUSTRI
AL UNION IN SESSION
COL POLK RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT
lie Recommends That a Legisla
tive Council lie Formed.
THE FRAUDULENT CENSUS
THE BAYONET FORCE RILL
CONDEMNED, AND CON
OER LARD RILL CON
DEMNED. 3f acinic and Livingston Invest!
NO THIUI) I'AKTV 'TIS BETTER TO
HE THE 1HAVEU BEHIND THE
The largest and most important
meeting of bread-winners ever as
sembled since the world began, was
the annual meeting of the Nationa
Alliance, which convened at Ocala,
Florida, on Monday of last week
One year ago, when the last Nation
al meeting was in session at St. Louis,
the world paid little attention, save
ridicule, totne "grumbling hav-seed-
ers." The metropolitan papers simply
referred to the meeting in little para
graphs in someoorner'f theirsheets
and no congressmen allowed such a
matter to disturb hi- slumbers. Rut
how ("liferent to-day. Thu bold and
positive stand taken by that body
backed up by the powerfully convinc
ing logic of the farming and laboring
people on the 1th of last November,
has turned sneers into fears, ridicule
into respect, and indifference into the
deepest interest and concern. The
farmers have waked up and they are
waking the country up. For the last
ten days the eyes ot the nation have
been upon the Ocala meeting, the
metropolitan papers have given 'witli-
double and tripple headlines every
particular they could get. 'Ihe pig
my President's message and the do
ings of the National Congress have
been matters of minor importance.
The one body is a rebuke to the oth
er. The former is a protest against
present conditions, the latter with
reckless deviltry is intensifying
these very conditions.
President Polk, in his annual ad
dress, said :
"Profoundly impressed with the
magnitude ot this great revolution
lor reform, involving issues momen
tous and stupendous in their char
acter, as affecting the present and
future welfare of the people, the
public mind is naturally directed to
this meeting with anxious interest.
if not solicitude, and you cannot be
unmindtui ot the importance and
responsibility that attach to your
action as representatives, coming
from States and localities remote
from eact other, and differing wide
ly from each other in their material
and physiological characteristics,and
marked by those social and political
umerences which must necessarily
arise under our form of government.
"It is your gracious privilege, as
n sna l oe your crowning honor, to
prove to the world by your harmo
nious action and thoroughly fratern
al co-operation that your supreme
purpose Is to meet the demands of
patriotic duty in a spirit of equity
In his recommendation upon the
proposed National Legislative Coun
cil President Polk said: I would
suggest that a Legislative Council be
formed, to be composed of your Ns
nonal Presiient, who shall be ex
ofllcio Chairman, and the Presidents
of all the State Alliance? represent
ed in the Supreme Council, ar.d that
this body shall hold its annual meet
ing within sixty days after the ad
journment of the Supreme Council,
at such time and place as maybe de
signated by the National Presideat;
that it be empo wered and authorized
to appoint such legislative commit
tees as in its judgment may be wise,
and that it be required to transmit
to each of the States, in printed
form, through the National ecreta
ry, for distribution to tha reform
Continued on Third Page.
X.x-o Domocraoy nn Whito BupromMay.
CLINTON, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER
A Story of American Frontier
By Cap- CHARLES KIE0, U. S. i-,
Author of "The CUoneCa Daughter," "From
the Hank." "Th IteserUr? Ete
Copyrighted ISM hy J K Upplocott Company.
rhUodclphio, and published by special arrange
ment Oirouj-n the American Press Association.
EAiJTlME Lieut. Pcrrv
,t was riding blithely down
the winding trail, total
i . . . . . .
ij unconscious tiiat Iiu
movements were of the
faintest consequence to
f anybody but himself ,
and equally heedlesa'of
their being a source of
speculation. His horse
-" was one he rejoiced in,
full of spirit and spring and intelligence;
the morning was beautiful, just cool
enough to be exhilarating; his favorite
hound, Bruce, went bounding over the
turf under the slopes, or ranging off
through the cottonwoods along the
stream, or the shallow, sandy arroyos,
where the grass and weeds grew rank
and luxuriant. Every now and then
with sudden rush and whir a drove of
prairie chickens would leap from their
covert, and. after vigorous flapping of
wings for a few rods, would go skim
ming restfully in long easy curve, and
settle to earth agat.i a hundred yards
away, as though suddenly reminded of
the fact that this was mating time and
no gentleman would bo mean enough to
shoot at such a season.
Every little while, too, with prodigious
kicking of dust and show of heels, with
eyes fairly bulging out of his feather
brained head, and tall lop ear3 laid flat
on his hack, a big jack rabbit would
bound off into space, and go tearing
across the prairie in mad race for his
threatened life, putting a mile between
him and the Monee before he began to
realize that the t wo quadrupeds ambling
along the distant tral were obedient to
the will of that single rider, who had no
thought to spare for game so small
Some Indian ponies, grazing across his
pathway, set back th&ir stunted ears,
and, cow like, refused to budge at sight
and hearing of the big American horse;
whereat a little vagabond of a Cheyenne,
not ten years old nor four feet high, set
up a shrill chatter and screech and let
drive a few well directed clods of turf,
and then showed his white teeth in a
grin as Perry sung out a cheery "How!
sonny," and spurred on through the
opening thoroughfare, heedless of spite
fial pony looks or threatening heels.
Perry's spirits rose with every rod.
Youth, health, contentment, all were
his, and his heart was warm towards Im
fellow men. To the best of his reckon
ing, he had not an enemy or detractor in
the world. He was all gladness of na
ture, all friendliness, frankness and cor
diality. The toughest cowboy whom
they met on the long march down, the
most crabbed of the frontiersmen they
had ever encountered, was never proof
against such sunshine as seemed to ir
radiate his face. He would go out- of
his way at any time to meet and hail a
fellow man upon the prairies, and rarely
came back without knowing all about
him where he was from, where he was
bound and what were his hopes and
prospects. And as for himself, no man
was readier to answer questions or to
meet in friendliest and most jovial spirit
the roeh but well meant greetings of
Being in this frame of mind to an ex
tent even greater than his normal wont,
Mr. Perry's eyes glistened, and he struck
spur to hasten Nolan's stride, when, far
ahead, and coming towards him on the
trail, he saw a horseman like himself.
Being in this mood of sociability, he was
something more than surprised to see
that all of a sudden that horseman had
reined in a mere black dot a mile away
and was presumably examining him as
he advanced. Hostile Indians there had
been none for many a long month, "road
agents" would have starved in a region
where there practically were no roads,
cowboys might, and did, get on frolics
and have wild "tears" at times, but who
ever heard of their being hostile, man to
man? Yet Perry was plainsman enough
to tell, even at the mile of distance, that
the stranger had halted solely to scruti
nize Mm, and, next, to his vast astonish
ment, that something in Iris appearance
had proved either alarming or suspicious,
ior tne norseman nad turned abruptly,
plunged through the timber and across
the stream, and in another mom on f
veering that way himself to see, Perry
marked him fairly racing into the month
of a shallow ravine, or "break," that en
tered the valley from the south, and
there he was lost to sight.
"What an. Ill mannered craloot!" was
his muttered comment as he gave Nolan
brief ohanoe to crop the juicy grass,,
while ' his perturbed rider sat trazins-
across the stream in the direction taken.
by the shy horseman. "I've half a mind.
to drop the ranch and nut out after that
fellow. That ravine can't co in so verr
far but what, lie must soon show up on.
the level prairie; and Til bet Nolan could.
run ham down." After a moment's re
flection, however, Mr. Perry concluded,
that as he had come so far and was nor
nearly within rifle shotof the mysterious
goal of Ms morning ride, he might as
well let the strancer co. and nnshwL
ahead himself for Dunraven.
The stream, bent southward iust at the.
point where he had first caught sight of
the horsernrci, and around that point he
knew the .ranch to be. Very probably
that was orie of the ranchmen of whom.
Mrs. Lawrcticehad Bnokpn churlish fol
lows, with a civil word forrnobody, grim..
rcpeueui. v ny, certainly. nat
accounted for his evident desire to avoid
tl.-e cavalryman: but he neol not have
buen in such desperate liaste necO not
have kept at 6uch unapproachable
bounda, ad though he shunned even being
sejn. That was tho queer thing, thought
Perry. lie acted jast as though he did
not want to be recognized. Perhaps he'd
been up to some devilment at the ranch.
;TM.9 thought gave spur to hb bjhxhI.
and Nolan, responaive to his master's
mood, leaped forward along tho winding
tiail once juore. Tho point was soon
reached and turued, and tho first object
thai caught Perry's eye was a long row
o? stakes stretching from the cotton
wcods straight to tho south up tho gen
tu slope to the prairie, and indicating be
ypnd all question the presence there of a
sout and high and impassable wire fence.
There are few things the cavalryman
h. Ids in meaner estimate.
"That marks the western limit,"
thought Perry to himself, "and doubt
less reaches miles away to the south,
from what I hear. Now, where does one
A little farther on became upon a
trail leading from tho low bluffs to hi
left hand. It crossed the winding bridle
path on which ho rode, though some of
the hoof tracks seemed to joiu, and wheel
tracks too. He had marked that between
the fort and tho point no sign of wheel
appeared; it was a hoof trail and noth
ing more. Now a light and little trav
eled wagon track came in from the north,
and while one branch seemed to cross the
Monee and to ascend tho opposite slopes
close along tho wire fence, the other
joined him anu went on down the stream.
This he decided to follow.
A ride of a few hundred yards brought
htm to a point wliere a shoulder of bluff
twisted the trail well in towards tha
u' ream, and he, thinking to cross and re
eonnoiter on the other shore, turned No
lan in that way, and was suddenly
brought up standing by the heaviest and
most forbidding wire fence he had ever
seen. Yes, there it stretched away
through the cottonwoods, straight as a
die, bsck to the angle whence started
tho southward course he first had noted,
and, looking down stream, far as the eye
could reach, he marked it.
"AVell,'- thought Perry, "I've often
heard an Englishman's house was his
castle, but who would have thought of
staking and wiring in
half a county
in this hoffffish
half a Texas county-
way? How far down is the
Following the trail, ho rode down
stream a full half mile, and still there
seemed no break. Nowhere on the other
shore wa3 there sign of bridle path lead
ing up the slopes. Turning to his left in
6omo impatience, he sent Nolan at rapid
lope across the intervening "bottom,"
and soon reached tho bluffs, which rose
perhaps forty or fifty feet above tho
.stream. Once on. the crest, the-prairie
stretched before him noithward, level as
a floor, until it met the sky; but it wasJ
southward he longed to look, and tMther
quickly turned.. Yes, there it lay Dun
raven Ranch, in all its lonely majesty.
From where he gazed the nearest build
ing stood a good long mile away. That
it was the homestead he divined at once,
for a broad veranda ran around the
lower story, and white curtains were
visible at the dormer windows of the
upper floor. Back of it and on the eastern
flank were other buildings, massive look
ing, single storied affairs, evidently
stables, storehouses and corrals. There
was a tall windmill there an odd sight
m so remote a region and a big water
Perry wondered how it ever got there.
Then at the southwest angle was a build
ing mat loosed use an omce of some
kind." He could see horses tethered there,
and what seemed to be human figures
moving about. Beyond it all, to the
east and south, were herds of grazing
cattle, and here and there in the dim dis
tance a horseman moved over tho prai
rie. This reminded him of the stranger
who had given him the slip; and he
gazed westward in search of him.
Far up the valley, between him and
the distant post, ho could plainly see a
black object just descending the slopes
from the southern prairie to the stream.
Not another was in sight that his prac
ticed eye did not know to be cattlo.
That, then, was his horseman, once more
going fort-wards in the valley, after hav
ing made a three or four mile detour to
avoid him. "Now, what sort of a Chris
tian is that fellow?" thought Perry, as
he gazed at the distant speck. "Going
to the fort, too. By thunder! I'll find
out who he is, anyhow. Now I'm going
to the ranch.
Down the slopes ho rode. Down the
winding trail once more he trotted, peer
ing through every gap among the cot
tonwoods, tlaking Nolan's thirst at a lit
tle pool in the stream, and then, after
another long half mile, he camo to
sudden turn to the right. The road
dipped and twisted through the stream
bed, rose to the other side, wound through
the cottonwoods and then out on the
open turf. Huzza! There it 6tretched
up the slopes straight away for the south,
straight through a broad gap between
two heavy gate posts standing on the
,a,ke line of that rigid fence. Nolan
broke into a brisk canter and gave
neigh of salutation; Perry's eyes glistened
with anticipation as he bent over his
charger's neck, keenly searching the odd
-looking structure growing on his vision
as they neared the fence. Then, little
by little, Nolan's eager stride shortened
and grew choppy. Another moment,
and horse and rider reined up short in
disappointment. Between the gate posts
swung a barrier of cobweb lightness,
slender and airy as spider ever wove, but
bristling with barbs, stiff as "bullfinch"
and unyielding as steel. One glance
showed Perry that this inhospitable gate
was firmly locked.
For a moment he sat in saddle, study
ing the situation, while Nolan poked his
head over the topmost strand of wire
and keeping at respectful distance from
the gUttering barbs gazed wistfully over
the inclosed prairie in search of comrade
quadruped who could tell Mm what
manner of place this was. Meantime
his rider was intently eying the heavy
padlock that was secured i n the inner
side of the gate. It was square in shape,
massive and bulky something utterly
unlike anything he had ever seen among
the quartermaster's stores. Dismount
ing and holding Nolan well back from
the aggressive fence with one hand.
he gingerly passed the other through the
spike fringed aperture and turned the
padlock so as to get a better view. . It
was of English make, as he surmised,
and of strength sufficient to resist any
thing short of a trip hammer. Evident
! no admission was to be gained here, he
reasotHvi, aiJ yet it u tn rough len ittat
that lKremea luul come but an hour be
fore. Here were the fresh hoof prinU in
the trail, and it was e vidua that the
rider had dismounted, opened the gate,
led hla harm through. clotd ar.d fast
ened it. then remounted and ridden
away. Perry was plainsman enough to
read this from the hoof prinU. Studying
thorn carefully, s look of surprise came
into his face; he bent down and ctasly
examined the two or three that were
niont clearly defined upon the trail, then
gave a long whUtlo a a means of ex
pressing his feelings and giving pUy to
"Johnny Bull holds himself too high
and mighty to have anything to do with
us blarsted Yankees, it seems, except
when he wants his horses shod, these
shoes were set at the post blacksmith
shop, or I'm a duller ," was the lieuten
ant's verbal comment. "Now, how was
it done without the quartermaster's
knowing it? That's the cavalry shoer
Pondering over this unlooked for reve
lation, Mr. IVrry once more mounted
and turned his disappointed steed again
down rtream. At last, full lialf a mile
farther on, he saw tliat a wire fence ran
southward again across the prairie, as
though marking the eastern boundary
of tho homestead hiclosure, and con
jecturing tliat there was probably a trail
along that fence and an opening through,
even if the southeastward line should bo
found fenced still farther, he sent Nolan
through the Monee to the open bank on
tho northern side, cantered along until
the trail turned abruptly southward,
and, following it, found himself once
more at the fence just where the heavy
corner tost 6tood deeply imbedded in
the soil. Sure enough, here ran another
fence straight up the gentle slope to the
south, a trail along its eastern side, and
a broad cattle gap, dusty and tramped
with the hoofs of a thousand steers, was
left in the fence that, prolonged down
stream, spanned tho northern boundary.
Inside tho homestead lot all was virgin
Following the southward trail, Perry
rodo briskly up the long incline. It was
east of this fence he had seen tho cattle
herds and their mounted watchers, ne
was far beyond the ranch buildings, but
felt sure that once well up on the prairio
be could have an uninterrupted view of
them and doubtless meet some of tho
ranch people and satisfy himself what
there was in the stories of their churlish
and repellent demeanor. The sun was
climbing higher all this time, and he,
eager in pursuit of his reconnoissauce,
gave little heed to fleeting minutes. If
fair means could accomplish it, he and
Nolan were bound to have acquaintance
with Dunraven Ranch.
' Ten minutes' easy lope brought Mm
well up on tho prairie. There westward
now was the mysterous clump of brown
buildings, just as far away as when he
stood, baffled and disappointed, by the
gateway on the Monee. Here, leading
away towards the distant buildings, was
a bridle path. Here in tho fence was a
gap just such as he had entered on tho
stream, and that gap was barred and
guarded by the counterpart of the first
gate and firmly secured by a padlock
that was tho other's twin. Mr. Perry's
comment at this point of his explora
tions was brief and characteristic, if not
objectionable. He gave vent t the same
low whistle, half surprise, half vexation,
that had comforted his soul before, but
supplemented the whistle with the
unnecessary remark: "WelL I'll be
Even Nolan entercfd his protest against
such incredible exclusiveness. Thrusting
his lean head far over the topmost wires,
as before, he signaled long and shrill
a neigh that would have caught tho ear
of any horse within a mile and then,
all alert, ho waited for an answer. It
camo floating on the rising wind, a re
sponsive call, a signal as eager and con
fident as his own, and Nolan and No
lan's rider whirled quickly around to see
tho source from whence it rose. Four
hundred yards aw ay, just appearing over
a little knoll in the prairie, and moving
towards them from the direction of a
distant clump of grazing cattle, another
horse and rider came trotting into hail
ing distance; and Perry, his bright blue
eyes dilating, and Nolan, his dainty, sen
sitive ears pricked forward, turned
promptly to met and greet the new ar
For fifty yards or so the stranger rode
confidently and at rapid trot. Perrv
smilingly watched the outturned toes,
the bobbing, "bent over" seat, and an
gular elbows that seemed so strange and
out of place on the broad Texan plain.
He could almost the "crop" in the
free hand, and was smiling to himself
at tho idea of a "crop" to open wl
gates, when he became aware of the
fact that the stranger's mien had chang
ed; confidenco was giving place to hes
itancy, and he was evidently checking
the rapid trot of his horse and throwing
his weight back on the cantle, while his
feet, thrust through to the very heels in
the gleaming steel stirrups, were braced
in frontxof the powerful shoulders of the
bay. The horse wanted to come, the
rider plainly wanted to stop. Another
moment, and Perry could see that the
stranger wore eyeglasses and had just
succeeded in bridging them on his nose
and was glaring at Mm with his chin
high in air. They were within two hun-
ared yards of each other by this time,
and to Perry's astonishment, the next
thing the stranger did was to touch
sharply Ms horse with a barbed heel,
whirl him spitefully about, and go bob
bing off across the prairie at lively can
ter, standing up in his stirrups, and be
striding his steed as though his object
were not so much a ride as game of leap
It was evident that he had caught sight
of Perry when Nolan neighed, had rid
den at once to meet him, expecting to
find some one connected with the ranch.
and had veered off in disgust the mo
ment he was able to recognize the uni
form and horse equipments of the United
Continued next week.
COXSUaPTIGX SUBELY CUBED.
To the Editor Please inform
your readers that I have a rsltlve
remely for the above named ditease.
By it timely use thousands of hopeless
cases have been permanently cured.
I t-hall be glad to send two bottles of
ray remedy kree to any of your - read'
ers who haye consumption if they wil
send me their express and post office
address. Kespeci luly.
T. A. SLOCUiM. il. C.
181 Pearl u. Ytk
OF SAMPSON COUNTY AGRI-
uiiual l'air Xoteinbrr 2l 27, J8
aml2tMb, 1 MM).
Premiums awarded hv thu fei,.
ruitteos or the several departments:
H. P. lloykin, let nample Oaten, 50.
A. I). Willianu-H)!!. Ut KAtnido of
1-. M. Carroll, be-d bread corn, 50.
J. H. Ueauiui, Sr., best bale eot-
J.It. lleainan, potatocM.50
K. r. Herring, beat Turnips. &0.
Johnson crab apple,r0.
J. H. lleaman. best bale hav. 1.00.
La-renee Herring. 2nd bent bale
D. F. Col well & Co. 2nd bet bale
H.J. Pearsall, best sample pea
A. Robinson. seed cotton f0
1). F. Col well & Co. best tiamplo
stalk cotton, 50.
II. J. Peterson, 0 native cabbage, 50.
Farm Implimenta and MarhiBtry.
W. B.Owens, best 1 Doz. axe han
Ii. W. Moore, best cotton basket, 50.
i.bram Uraham (eol) bet Pannel
J. S. Crumpler, best double ox
G. W. Hargrove, best one dor.n
brick, county made ,50c.
. F. Johnson, best specimen
Veneer work, 1 .00.
F. G. Iloneycutt, best Ik-reau, 1.00.
J.ll.Sessoms, best Spirets llbls. 100.
v . i. Williamson, best ox earl
bampso i made, 1.00.
Orrhard and Fruit.
H. F. Hoykin, best lot grape vines.
V. It. Weeks, best collection apple
trees, 10 varieties, 50c.
Miss 8. W. Fryer, feest lot Peeaus
3 varieties, oOc.
Miss Florence Hubbard, best lleau-
(iuet everygreens, 50c.
LI. F. Hoykin, best and largest
variety grape vires 5 varieties, 50c.
II. L. Scott, best mare and colt, 3.00.
G. W. Hobbs, best Stallion. 5.00. ,
J. J. Harden, best Stud 2 years
It. J. Williams, best mare colt 2
years old, 2.00.
I). M. Kornegay, best thorough bred
D. M. Kornegay, best 1 year old
horse colt, 1.00.
C C. Corbett, best 4 year old mare
A. J. Matthis, best mule 4 yeans old
Sampson raised, 3.C0.
T. II. Partrict, lest short horn Dur
ham Buh, 3.00.
Mrs. A. A. McKoy, tet Jersey
C. C. Carbett. best Jersey 1 ull 3
years old, 3.00.
J. It. Beanim, best bull under 2
years old, 2.00.
It. F. Boykin, best heifer 2 years
Rich Hubbard, best heifer 3 jers old
V. J. McAtthur, best bull 4 years
J. V. ich, be-1 native bull 4 years
W. K. Pigfonl, best cow and calf,
E. Peterson, best hecfer 2J jears
A. F. Johnson, best yoke of work
A. F. Johnson, best t-ingJe ox, 52.
E. Peterson, best lot beef cattle, 53.
W. K. Pigford, Ust milch cow, 53.
Bate Matthis, fastest horse, 7.50.
Charlie Moore, 2nd fastest horse, 250.
It. C. Holmes, Scrub trotting race
special premium by It. J. v il-
Lovett Lee, fastest running horse,55.
Howard James, 2nd fastest running
It. C. Holme?, Scrub running race,54.
Willie Hobbs 2nd best scrub race,f 1.
M. M. Mai this, scrub trotting race
B.C. Holmes, 2nd scrub trotting
M. E. Hobbs, best harness horse, 55.
Luther Wilson, best saddle horsell.
R. B. Pigford, best pair goats, 53.
L. A. Powell, best pairgrade sheep,
J. M. Powell, best pair native heep,
L. A. Powell, best herd of sheep,53.
B. L. Scott, best Poland China boar,
R. C. Holmes, best pair of pigs, 51.
D. B. Nicholson, bent boar 1 year
H. K. Bennett, let o a d pig
B. L Scott, best boar Sweep Staks,
B. L. Scott, best lot fat hogs, 55.
Mrs. A. E. Murphy, largest fat hog
G. W. Hargrove, 2nd largest pen of
fit hogs, 53.
E. Peterson, best native row and
Mrs. It. A. Powell, best baton ham?
52. - "
Mrs. W. F. Kilpairick, best corned
Mrs. A.W Larnb,best Tallow, 50.
" " rt " Lard, 51.
' Soap, $4.
" " dried apples,50.
" " " " " " reaches,?).
"beef foot oil,50.
Mr?. Sallie Henry, one boned
Mrs. D. B. Nicholson, best butter
3 lb, 52.
Mias Li 1 lie Wright, 2nd best batter,
3 lbs, 51.
Miss Walker Morisey, best cocoanut,
cake, 60. .
Miss M. V. Lamb, best' mtlk yeast
Miss M. C. Lamb, best loa! cold
water corn bread, 50.
C HEATHS many a tiew WIdcm
EXLAUGlttany aqokllwu&tM. :
REVIVES many a dull UwfenM.
RESCUKSnwaT a lot buUif .
SAVES ntftnjr t3iftg by:-cs.
l'ltESEUVES natty a larg Urvro.,
SECUUES sarcr i any Uixir.
Therefor atlrtatite In a papular pi.
one the iopl are anxious to read.
Sir. A. W. I-amb, lrt rnlon cike,
Mian Annio Giddon, li.t l&h
Mrs. W. K. Pigford, Nt fruit
Mm. W. K. Pigfard, t-t citron
Mi. L. U, Hubbard, Ut roll'! 5
llnt I flur, 50. :
Mr. J. A. Oatt-, bct Hop veat
brvAd, 50. -
Mr. A. M. Lee, Ut plain bulM-iilt.
V. H. John4i, lot thorough
bred game chicken, 50.
Mn. M. L; lte iiokK iair huntam
E. NV. Honey. Imperial Puddle
J. 8. Hlrxeli, jrrado cock and 3 lieu..
lAmn Bunny, Ut Ur Turk 50.
A. E. Rarkley, 0 native gee 50.
Mrs. A. A. McKoy, Mutooyy Duck
G.W. lUu-Uey, one coop GiuneA
Mrs. J. ft. Hodenhammer, K-t ap
ple sweet rider, 50.
Mia Annie Herring, be-d specimen
or Preserves, 50.
Mr. A. W. Lamb, bet specimen of
Miss Mittie Beaman, be-d sHimen
or Jelly, 5o.
E.H.Powell, bst sample Syrup,
J. A. McArthur, 2nd let sample
Annie Herring, best canned w hurtle
Annie Herring, lost canned "eacl cs,
Mr. A. W. Iunb, ln-t canned
Mrs. F. T. Atkhw, bet ents?d
Mrs. A. W. Lamb, best canned
Mrs. A.W. Lamb, be; Humvkin
Mrs. A.W. Iiiiib, Peach pickles,
Mr. A. W. Lamb, Green Tomatoe
Mrs. A. W. Imb, Citron pti kle.M.
Miss M. A. Gates, best Cucumber
Miss Lizzie Vann, let patchwork
Mrs. M. Hanstelu, host crazy tjullt
MI. AnthjfKon, best hue handker
chief, 51 A
Mr. David Ezzell, liest embr. I.Ied
Miss Walker Morisey, Iw-t c iilroM-
ed silk handkeniiief, 50.
Miss Mittie Beanian, best embroid-
rid handkerchief, 50.
Mrs. M. Hanstein, best embrolded
scut, 50. -
Mrs. T. L. Hubbard, lxt catchall,
50. . V
Mr. David Ezzell, best . bud' work ' .
watch jxleket, 50. - v. -
Mr. T. L: Hubbard, ln-U' wail
pocket, 50. v - :
Leli Hubbard, o:uj match striker J
Mr. I-VT. Atkins, tmo gentleman
sniri, on. - - -
Mrs. W.F. Kllpatiick, 2 to lie Set. -
Mrs. T. L. ilubbartff. one pair knit
slipper, SO. x ' - ,
Mrs. J. R. Fisher, best lngiu
countcrpen, 51. '
Mrs. A. W. Lamb, best blanket, 50. '
Mrs. M. A. Lee, one red count eriK'ii
Mrs. H.J. Williams, one ml plush
Mis TemerHuee Herring, one cray
on portrait, 50.
Eddie. T. Bovkin, ono cray on
Mis Sudie Fa sen, oue oil painting.
Mrs. H. J. Williams, one rod hand
Mrs. T. L. Hubbam, premium, on
died goods, 50.
.Mrs. S. C. McArthur, one knit
Mrs. S. C. McArthur, one cortchet
Mi? Kate Owens, Iiest colkii knit
Mrs. M. E. Willlanihon, bet coun
J. L. Powell. lest woolen Jeans, $2.
Mis Mary J. Harden, 2nd bft
patch work quilt, 50.
Miss Sudie Fai-on, best and largest
display of oil intlngs, necial
premium, one Fur cap awarded
by W. A. Ji'huson.
Miss Phi. Wldi uns, best oil paint
ing "sprintr" M-en, speciel pre
mium, 2.50 awarded by W. H.
Mis Sudie Faiso:i, best oil iminlp.g
Mulutu, special premium awarded
by Dr. W. p. Kennedy, l.Oo.
Mi;- Mamie O .tes, best drawing or
school girl, 1.50, social, awarded
by Pri f. C-tu io'i.
Georci' Pope.prt-tiieMt baby 8 month
old, ieelrtl premium of 5.00 awarded-by
Daniel Fr..er (col), o;ie !kx tolueco
for largest 4 leged be.ir.
VetH PreBiiBmi by the Serif Ij.
Mrs-. H. F. Boykin Tor fine em
R. C. Holmes, one fine sow and
Mis. J. A.Oates, for firelight tread.
I). B. Nicholson, one fine so.v and
W. L Boykin, for Sine deph,y of
J. L. Powell, bc-st5 yard. home
made Jeans, 2.
J. tt. Beanian, Sr., best bale cot
ton 10,00 by Williams and
M. E. Hobbs, best butrgy home
one whale bon baggy whip,
by J. F. .Sonlherland.
Luther Wilson, best paddle
boise one riding oridle by M.
M, JC. Hobbs, best bugiry horse
gl. in cash by Sam Eason.
J. M. P.iwell, best turnout oue
whale bone buggy whip by
Continued on Second Pae.J
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