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ity MAKIOX IJL'TI.EI,
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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.
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No, 113 North Water Street,
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Cotton iiikI Timber,
Country Produce handled to best ad
vantage. Reference 1st National Rank,
Wilmington, N. C. aug2'-tf
For 24 Years
: J. T. GREGORY
; has occupied his same
; TAILOR ESTABLISHMENT
on Church Street. The great and
orlgnttl leader in low prices for men's
tdot hot. Economy in cloth and money
will force you to give him a call.
W Latest Fashion plates always
m luntl. June 7th. lyr.
jtr you wish a first class Shave,
Hair Cut, Shampoon or Mustache
Dye, call at my place of business on
Wall Street, three doers from the
corner of M. Hanstein's, there you
w in nnu me at ail hours.
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i jiuu wain a uuoujod oon'l iaillO
call on me. J. II. SIMMONS,
aprio ti Barber.
nimi Bronze Mml
Raisa Turkeys weighing from 30
umu pounds, ana worth twice as
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wauace r. u., .
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THK -EDITOR'S CHAIR.
HOW THIXGH LOOK F:JOM
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.
Mr. Harrison is not making any
friends by threatening to veto a free
coinage bill if it is passed by Con-
Secretary Noble seems to have at
last discovered that the Pension of
fice is a nest of corruption. Other
people knew it sometime ago.
Some people are born to become
the victims of hallucination. Mr.
Harrison actually believes that he
will be nominated again in 1892.
Senator Teller relused to be forced
into the support of the Force bill,
and he also refused to give it even a
passive support by keeping, his
mouth shut. Hoo.ponly on the floor
of the Senate expressed the hope
that the bill would bo defeated. Wo
doff our hat to Senator Teller.
Ti.e Republicans of ihe-4Iouse
Census commit tee have finally deci
ded upon the apjortio:iment bill
whtch they wish to become a law.
It provides for a total membership of
35G, and is a better bill than the one
originally introduced by Represen
tative Dunneli, because no state will
under it lose any Repn sentatives;
but it is still a distinctively partisan
measure, and as such will be oppos
ed by the Democrats in Congress.
A pcnsio.i deficiency for the cur
rent fiscal year of $34,500 000 has
been reported to the IIous of Re
presentatives by the Secretary of the
Treasury. The pension appropria
tion bill for the next fiscal year, as
passed by I he House, carries more
- '"" .uo,iWli,vuv,im it lazvuviMij
believed that it is less by from forty
to seventy millions of dollars than
will be required, unless a careful re
vision is made of the pension rolls
of the government. It is believed
that from 2." to 33 per cent of the
names on those rolls are there ille
gally, and that a careful investiga
tion would snow tins beyond ques
'PURELY SELFISH MOTIVES."
A correspondent of the Landmark
! " cnampion me cause oi mo-
PPIktc autocracy in an article op-
posing acouiiniasion. He mistakes
rklicule irony and spleen for argu-
mentd ts. The only thing that
""'i'"33 " uuul' "1U wr 1:3 umt
icver-nouutiu juu vaiuwen puoiisneu
such an article. The writer says
"The bill before the last Legisla
ture should b.'; entitled 'Au Act En
titled an Act to Create a Railway
Commission, tor the purpose of Rob
bing the Railways of Their Rights,
Stopping their Construction and
Thereby Obstructing the Material
Development oi the State.' "
Further on the writer says :
"It had never occurred to us until
quite recently how we had been op
pressed and robbed. I had formed
the ida in my callow youth that
railways were an absolute necessity
to the development and prosperity
of the country. I thought that the
corporations owning them would
from purely selfish motives so adjust
their rates ana so manage the busi
ness ot th roads as to conduce to
the general good "and prosperity of
the country, knowing thai by so do
ingmeyuiu DutworKto their own
auvaniage. ior wnen limes are
prosperous or when revulsions come,
the railways will in a direct ratio
share the prosperity or the losses."
This is convincing logic. We now
see how the people of this country
have been doing the trust-ekvi man
uiaciurers (proteges ot a hign pro
tective tariff) and the Wall Street
gamblerj (the beneficiaries of a most
i A i. .
unjusi ana tyrannous financial poli
cy) agrievious wrong by demand in
common justico.These fellows,as wi 11
as the railways, live upon the sweat
and toil of the producers of thecoun
try. So they.too, from "purely selfish
motives," have been managing their
business fo? the "general good and
prospe.ity of the country, knowing
that by so doing they d d but wort;
io meir own aavamage." ao we
have all been playing the fool. Let
us shut our lnouths and be sensible ;
let us leave our interest and welfare
entirelv in the hands of the trusts,
the speculators and the railroads, for
out of "purely selfish motives
they will all see that we prosper ex
cauro icuiai&auit; filer, M IIO
gets his living by toiling and pro-
ducing and sot from the Drofits of
corporations, says further on: V
u. ..cu umi iA-gibiaiures
have been bought by railway cor po-
rations, tnereoy jreventing the pa3-
saSe ot mucl1 needed laws. How
would the passage of a commission
bill remedy tho matter? Would it
not be cheaper to buy the two or
. - 3 - "' r -T? ' - . , : . ., , ' . -I .
three men on it than it would the
This is again convincing 1-jgic and I
the n ople 'from gratitude to thej
great pwervew of their hberUes
and promoters of their pro-perity,
will, through the next (Jenerd As
sembly, reduce the number of pur-
chaseable fellow, who a re bent upon
'Itobbiiig the railways of their
right;, shopping thtir co:;.struction
and therebv ol:ructing the material
development of the State" to the
small numberof three. Thn will be
a great saving of lobby boodles, for
it wiil be necessary to buy only two
of the three. This done, nnd then
the jeop!e, from "purely selfish
motives," will be happy, for tlu-re
will be no one then to interfere with
the unlimited gains and prosperity of
the railro.'d", wh:ch would u can the
unbounded prosperity of the people.
How convincing logic is!
AT THK NATIONAL CAPITAL.
The Influence of the Alliance
Financial ICeform the Q.iestion
Washington, D. C, Dec. 15.
Questions affecting the financial
condition of the country are at pre
sent absuting almost the entire at
tention of Congress, and the admin
istration has at last become convinc
ed that something must be done. The
lact of the matter is that at least
three-fifths of Ot ogress, irrespective
of party, have become converted to
tuc ideas of the larmers' Alliance,
as far as nnanci u matters are con
There is an evident desire on the
part of the administration to pre
vent the adoption of a free coinage
bill by U .ingress, by offering some
thing in the place of it, in fact seve
ral s( methir.gs; but no measure will
be accepted as a substitute for free
coinage by the suvcr men, who are
fully aware of theirstreugth in Con
The app'irtionate bill which the
Census committee of the House has
reported places the membership of
the House at 3ob.
Mr. Wanamaker most positively
denies the rumor, which was given
a lresh start this week that lie is
abput to fail.
The Conger lard bill, whL-h was
condemned by the recent Farmers'
Alliance convention, has been re
ported to the Senate by the Agricul
tural committ o without recommen
dations. The Paddock Pure Food1
bill will be offered as i substitute for
it, and it is thought that the Senate
will adopt it.
The Republicans of the Senate
Finance committee are working on
a financial measure, which is to be
reported to a . epublican caucus this
The principal demands of the
Farmers' Alliance Tariff reform
and financial reform- have long
long formed the foundation stones oi
sound Democratic doctrines, and the
Alliance will find its natural ally in
the Democratic party, ju.it as it has
already found its natural opponent
in the Renubucal party. It is well
to keep these facts in mind when dis
cussing the political future.
NATION AL Li:G ISL ATI VE
Will Ulect Fel. Gth in Washing
Sajcford, Fla., Dec. 11. Presi
dent Polk, of the National Farmers'
Alliance, has named Friday, Febru
ary Gth, 1891, and Washington. D
C, as the time and place for holding
the first meeting of the National
Legislature Council, which is com
posed of the National President and
all the presidents ot all State Alli
Pronounced Hopeless, Yet Saved.
From a letter written by Mrs. Ada
E. Hurd, of Uroton, S. D., wo quote:
"Was taken with a bad cold, which
settled on my lungs, cough set in
and finally terminated in Consump
tion. Four doctors gave me up say
ing I could live but a short time. I
gave myself to my Saviour, deter
mined if I could not stay with my
friends "on earth, I would meet my
absent ones above. My husband
was advised to get Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption, Coughs
ad Colds. I gave it a trial, took
in all eight bottles: it has cured me
and thank God I am now a well and
hearty woman." Trial bottles free
at Dr. R. H. Holliday's drugstore,
Clinton, N. C, and John R. Smith,
druggist, Ml. Olive, N. C
The farming element of this sec
tion is getting into a better financial
condition than it has. been in for
more than ten years. This fact is
howu by the immense number of
mortgages, uotes, &c that is "being
cancelled every day. Raleigh, State
Chronicle. ' - -
ISucklen's Arnica Salve.
t he best Salve in the world ior Cuts,
Br :scs. Sure, Ulcers. Salt Klieum, IV-
Vfci So: cs. Tetter, Chapped Hands, Cliil-
bla.ns tvrns, and alt bk:n Eruption?.
and positively cures
rues, or no pay
required. It, t cuarantecd t sive pcr-
tcet, satistactiui, or money rt'Funued.
Price 25 cents per- box. For sale by
Dr.-It. II. IIoixiwav, Clinton, and J.
1 i-ff r
First Physician Did old Coupon's
case yield to our treat.oeni
something like 151,000. "
His Angel Wife. -Wife Be
fore we were married you said I was :
an angel, but you never say so now.
I but I wish yeu were one. . ,5
Book and Magazine Reviews Ouo-
talions General X-terary
ErnnloT yoor time in improving vourscll
!y other men writing, so yon shall come
easily by what others have tailored hr.rd for.
For whatsoever tiling were writU-n Iore-
time were written for our hiirnin. St.
The University ShaktKjtcriaa Gab.
University of N. Carolina,
November 28, 1890.
Of the many advantages of the
University, none are of more im
portance and their volue in a special
work than this Club. It has accom
plished more than a'.l olhe like clubs
of its kind in the State to inspire and
enthuse a critical study -of the great
est master of the English language.
It is a most decided success among
the students. Its meetings are al
ways largely attended and the exer
cises both varied and interest insr.
lis mtmuers are an inorougruy en
r t . .
thused. This is largely due to its
wise management and deep inter
est shown by the most critical. .of
Shakesperlan students, Dr. Thomas
The lau meeting of this Ciub was
one of its most successful. The sub
ject discussed was that most charm
ing of all Shakespear's plays Cym
beline. Thinking your Club would
bo especially interested I give a brief
scheme ot it, and the different sub
jects treated. Cyinbelinc the story
In Bjccaieio and Holinshed dramat
ic treatment of legendary periods
Shakespeare's romantic dr.i las of a
peculiar class. Blending of tragic
and comic elements, Imogen Posthe
mus nd Othello, Ichimus and Iago.
Heredity, the ministry of nature to
the soul. Di.es a study of the play
support the Baconian authorship?
All the papers weie very well pre
pared and showed a gie tt deal of
study. The papers f Messrs. Bry
an, Patterson and Martain were es
pecielly well prepared. Dr. Hume
then gave a very interesting paper
m - he Faces of Shakespea.ie,"
which snowed much research and
careful study, in fact, it was a very
valuable paper, and one which all
interested in Shakespeare will high
ly appreciate. Thi following con
densation of his lecture will give
some distant conception of the me
thod of treatment :
All J4iat has to do with Shake
speare personally is of value. Is
there an authentic representation of
the master dramatist? Three hun
dred pictures claim this honor. It
would seem that the marble effigy
over tnt grave in the Stratfoid
church and the engraved portrait in
tne title page ot the first folio of
Henning and Condell editions of his
works are the only authentic likeues-
ess. borne authors seem to have pro
jected an image of Shakespeare out
of their own inner consciousness and
to have rejected the folio port'-ait.
We should rather believe in hin
friend Ben Iversoa's estimate of ils
value given in charming lines print
ted seven years after Shakespeare's
death. So we accept thisDroeshant
portrait. Richard Grant White, the
acute American critic, thinks that
the Feiton portrait, which was not
known 'til 1792, has a remarkable
likeness to b-ith the Stratford b'ast
and the Droeshant print. It inti
mates the light hazel eyes, the au
burn hair and beard, the fdr com
plexion, the dress of the Stratford
monumental bust. (This bust ii will
be reme nbered was originally color
ed alter life.) It ha3 a sweet, grave,
sensitive face, "with a serene obser
vant eye, and a mouth almost pad,
but capable of smiles bright as son
light," and looks to m like an ideal
ized form suggested by the Droe
shant and the bust. I bought at the
poets reputed house in Stratford a
copy of a picture preserved there,
known as the Stratford or birth-place
portrait, that more nearly resembles
the features of the bust, a more
youthful appearance being given by
the art which renders the open eye
It is before the club for examination
The Chandor portrait has been late
ly etched by a celebrated aitist,
r lameng. urant wnue long years
ago rejected it; but alter h-vm
ing passed from the Chand.or to the
Bndgewater collection, it appears
on the walls ot the JNauonal Portrait
Gallery of London. They tra-je it
back to Betterton, thsac'or who per
mitted it to be engraved m 1709 No
evidence hat it is genuine has been
adduced, save that it is supposed to
have belonged io Sir iluam Dave
naut. No testimony of Daventut,
k furnished us, and if it had been
given, this Chandor picture is unlike
either the Droeshaut or the Feiton;
ear-rmged, i ull-bearded, heavy
eyed, the upper lip singularly differ
ent ironi otner -representations in
being very short, while in others it
is exceptionally long. Tne kind! v
criticisms of Bowden in 1824 and of
Scharf in 18G1 lias aiited towards its
acceptance, but Friswell in 1SG4 wiid
ine cannot reaany imagine our
English Shakespeare to have been a
dark heavy man with a foreign ex
pression, a jewisn pnysiogomy, a
lubricious mouth, red-eyed eyes
wanton lips, a coarse lock, h Li ears
I pic tea out witn rings."
we advise the club to buy either
the Droeshant or the Stratford or
tx-th. Lord Ronald Gower's statute
o- Shakespeare was unveiled at
Stratford on t ie 10th of October
1888. He accepted theportrait then
at. the birth-place (referred to above
as the blrattord) as his model.
-ri i - -
Aius is oniy a partial ana lmper-
lect couaensation, out will suffice to
show-how very valuable it is
The club has very bright prospects
Lefore it. The Shakespeare Library
is being neatly fitted upj It Is al
ready one of the ui- -st valuable of its
kind in the South. Avery valuable
Continued on Third Page.
A Story of American Frontier
By Oapt. CHARLES DEG, U.aA,
A tUhor cfThe CotoneT Daughter HVo
the llanXs Deerttr Tc
OoiprrlirtiMJ MK3 by i. B. Llppiacoct Coaip37,
rbiladelpltia, aoJ pablfehed toy spatial arrajago
tocat throuU th American Vrem AaioeUtioa.
WEET tempered a fel
low as Mr. Perry con
fessedly was, there was
something in the
stranger's conduct that
galled him inexpres
sibly. From his hand
tome mount, his garb and his general
appearance, Perry set this stranger down
as one of the Englishmen residing at tHe
ranch. It was riot fear of arrest and
capture that sent him scowling away
across the prairie; it was deliberate in
tent to avoid, and this was, to Perry's
thinking, tantamount to insult. One
moment he gazed after the retreating
form of the horseman, then clapped his
forage cap .lirmly down upon his head,
shook free the rem and gave Nolan the
longed for word. Another i;iant, and
with set teeth and blazing, angry eyes
he was thundering at headlong speed,
swooping flown upon the unconscioas
stranger iii pursuit. Before that sun
burned, curly haired, bulkilr framed
young man had the faintest idea of what
was impending, Mr. Perry was reining
in his snorting steed alongside and cut
tingly accosting him:
"I beg your pardon, my good sir, bu
may I ask what you mean by trotting
away when it must have been evident
that I wanted to speak with you
The stranger turned slightly and coolly
eyed the flushed and indignant cavalry
man. They were trotting side by side
now, Nolan plunging excitedly, but the
English horse maintaining his even
stride; and stronger contrast of type and
style one could scarcely hope to find. In
rough tweed shooting jacket and cap
brown Bedford cords fitting snugly at
the knee but flapping like shapeless bags
from there aloft to tho waist, in heavy
leather gaiters and equally heavy leather
gloves, the stocky figure of tho English
man had nothing of grace or elegance,
but was sturdy, strong, and full of that '
burly self reliance which is so charac-
terestic of the race. Above hi3 broad,
stooping shoulders were a bull neck, red
dened by the sun, a crop of close curl
ing, light brown hair, a tanned and
honest face lighted up by fearless gray
eyes and shaded by a tldck and curling
beard of harhier hue than the hair ot his
He rode with the careless ease and su
preme conudenco or tne s&iueu nopse
man, but with that angularity of foot
ajid elbow, that roundness of back and
bunching of shoulders, that incessant
rise and fall with every beat of his
horse's powerful haunch, that the effect
was that of neither security nor repose.
His saddle, too, was the long, flat seated,
Australian model, pig skin, with huge
rounded leathern cushions circling in
front and over the knees, adding to the
cumbrousness of hi equipment and in
no wise to the comfort; but hisb't and
curb chain were of burnished iteel,
gleaming as though fresh from tho hands
of some incomparable English croon,
and the russet nins were soft and plia
ble, telling of excellent stable manage
ment and discipline. Perry couldn't
help admirins: that bridle, even in his
temporary fit of indignation.
As for him tail, slender, elegantly
made, clothed in the accurately fitting
undress "blouse" of tho army and in rid'
ing breeches that displayed to best ad
vantage the superb molding of his pow
erful thighs, Bitting like centaur well
down in the saddle, his feet and lower
legs, cased in natty riding boots, swing
ing close in behind the gleaming slioul
ders of his steed, erect 33 oa parade, yet
swaying with every motion of his horse,
graceful, gallant, and to the full as pow
erful as his burly companion, the ad van
tage in appearance was all on Perry's
side, and was heightened by Nolan's
spirited action and martial trappings.
Perry was an exquisite in Ids soldier
taste, and never, except on actual cam
paign, rode his troop horse without his
broidered saddle cloth and gleaming
bosses. All this, and more, "the English
mau seemed quietly noting- as, finally,
without the faintest trace of irritability,
with even a suspicion of humor twint
ling al out the corners of his mouth, he
"A fellow may do aa he likes xrlien
he's on his own bailiwick, I Buppose.
"All tha same, wherever I've been,
from here to Assiniboia, men meet like
Christians, unless they happen to be road
agents or cattle thieves. What's more, I
am an officer of a regiment just arrived
here, and, from the Missouri down, there
isn't a ranch along our trail where we
were not welcome and whose occupants
were not 'hail fellow well met in oar
camps. You are the first people to shun
us; and, as that fort yonder was built for
your protection In days when it was bad-
Ir needed. I want to know what there is
about its garrison that is so obnoxious to
Dunraven Ranch that a what yoa call
it, I believe?" ''--
''That's what it is called."
"Wea, here! l vo no intention or in
truding wnere we're not wanted. , I sim
plv didn't suppose that on the broad
nrairies of the west there was. such
piaco as a ranch where one of my cloth
was unwelcome. I am Mr. Perry, of the
th. cavalry, and I'm bound to say I'd
like to know what ' you people have
against us. -Are "you the proprietors"
'Tm not. I'm only an enrpioyeiv
- Who U the owner?"
"He'i nt hero now."
"Wbd i Lfrts who cae explain th
"Oh, aa to that, I fancy I out do U aa
well u anybody. It U simply becauso
we have to do pretty much as -oa fel-owgr-obey
orders. Tho owner's orders
are not aimed at you aay mora than any
body else. He ctmply wants to be kt
alone. lie bought this tract and settled
hero because he wanted a plac where
he could hare thing his own way see
people whom be seat for and nobody
else. Every man in bis employ is ex
pected to stick to the ranch eo long as
he is oa the pay roll, and to carry out
his instructions. If he cost, he may
''And your instructions arc to prevent
people getting into the ranch?"
Oh, hardly that, yoa know. We don't
interfere. There's never any one tocome.
as a rule, and, when they, do, the fence
wema to be sufficient.
Amply, I should say; and yet were I
to tell you that I had business with the
proprietor and needed to ride up to the
ranch, you would open the gate yonder.
No; I would tell you that the owner
was away, and tnat in bis absence 1
transacted all business for him."
"Well, thank you for tho information
given mo at all events. Hay I ask tne
name of your misanthropical boss? Yoa
might tell him I called."
"Several ofliccrs callvd three year
ago, but ht begged to be excused."
"And what is the name?
"Mr. M.utland U what lie is called."
"All right. Possibly the time may
come wnen ilr. Maitland win do as
anxious to have the cavalry around him
as be is now to keep it away. Out if
you ever feel like coming up to the fort,
just ride in and ask for me."
"I feel like it a dozen times a week.
yoa know; but a man mustn't quarrel
with his bread and butter. I met one of
your fellows once on a hunt after strayed
mules, and he asked me in, but I couldn't
go. Sorry, you know, and all that, but
the owner won't have it."
."Well, then there's nothing to do for
it but say good day to you. I'm going
back. Possibly I'll see some of your
people up at Rossiter when they como to
get a horse shod."
"A horse shod! Why, man alive, we
shoe all our horses here!"
"Well, that fellow who rode out of
your north gate and went up towards the
fort about an hour or so ago had his
horso shod at a cavalry forge, or I'm a
A quick change came over the En
glishman's face; a flush of surprise and
anger shot up to his forehead; he
wheeled about and gazed eagerly, lower
ingly, back towards tle far away build
ings. "How do you know thcr$ was
What fellow did you see? ho sharply
"Oh, I don't know who he was," an
swered Perry, coolly. "He avoided me
just as pointedly as you did galloped
across the Monce and out on the prairie
to dodge me; but he came out of that
gate on tho stream, locked it after him,
and went on up to the fort, and his horse
had cavalry shoes. Good day to you,
my Britannic mend. Uomo and see us
when you get tired of prison life. And,
with a grin, Mr. Perry turned and rode
rapidly away, leaving the other horse
man in a brown study.
Once fairly across the Monee he am
bled placidly along, thinking of the odd
situation of affairs at this great prairie
reservation, and almost regretting that
he had paid the ranch the honor of a
call. Reaching the point where the
wagon tracks crossed tho stream to the
gateway in the boundary fence, he
reined in Nolan and looked through a
vista in the cottonwoods. There was the
Englishman, dismounted, stooping over
the cround and evidently examining
the hoof prints at the gate. Perry
chuckled at the sight, then whistling
for Bruce, who had strayed off through
the timber, he resumed his jaunty way
to the post. "
In the events tf the morning there
were several things to gfve him abun
dant cause for thought, if not for lively
curiosity, but ho liad not yet reached
the sum' total of surprises in store roi
him. He was still two miles out from
the fort, and riding slowly along the
bottom, when he became aware of s
trooper coming towards him on the trail.
The sunbeams were glinting on the pol
ished ornaments of his forage cap and
on the bright vellow chevrons of hi
snugly fitting blouse. Tall and slender
and erect was the coining horseman, a
model of soldierly grace and carriage,
and as he drew nearer and bis hand
went up to the cap visor in salutes
gesture from his young superior brought
an instant pressure on the rein, and
horse and man became an animated
statue. It was a wonderfully sudden
yet easy check of a steed in rapid mo
tion, and Mr. Perry, a capital rider him
self, could not withhold his admiration.
"Where did you learn that sudden
halt, sergeant?" he asked. "I never saw
anything so quick except the Mexican
training; but that strains a horso and
throws aim on his haunches."
- "It is not uncommon abroad, sir," was
-tho quiet answer. "I saw it first in the
English cavalry; and It Is easy to teacn
"I must get you to show me tho knack
someday. I've noticed it two or three
times, and would like to learn it. What
I stopped you for is this: You're been
stable sergeant ever since we got here,
have you notf -
ti, if .nriwyiv tvx&fea iwrnhoni nf
the troop had horses shod at our forge
t w w hna ir - Ari
. - - . !
face and a pained look hovering about
KnVlit hhia eves. Yet his umiih
-was self restrained and full of respect.
"Don't think I'm intimating anything
to the contrary, Sergt. Gwynne. No
soldier in the regiment more entirely
holds the confidence of his captain of
&R the officers than you. I was not
thinking of that. But somebody down
there at that big ranch below us has had
his horse' shod by a cavalry farrier it
may have been done while the Eleventh
were here and, while I knew you would
not allow it at our forge, I thought it
possible that it might be done in your
absence." i - -
."It's tho first time I've, been out off
eight of the stables since we came to the
post, sir, and the captain gave me per
mission to ride down the .valley this
morning. May I ask the lieutenant why
he thinks some ranchman is getting his
ahaeinsr don bar tlu nrmtT' - .... .. .
Tre been dowa then thU morning,
aad met a man amla$ up. He avoid
tne, and rode over to the south site, and
so excited tay curlowty; and as they
keep that whole place tackwsl ia a wire
fence, arid he hail evidently come out of
the north gate, t was wrack by the
sight of the hoof prints: they wet per
fectly fresh there oa the trad, and plata
as day. There's no tuUtaking the sbse,
you know. Ely the way, ho rode op to
the fort, aad probably catered at your
side of the garrison; did you see hlra?"
s "No, sir, and. except for hreakf ad
just after reveille -I bar brea at stabhss
all the moralag. I was there when the
lieutenant got his horwe.
"Yes, I remember. Then no one rode
tn from the Talleyr
"No civih&it do rarkhmB, air. The
only horsemen I've seen were some
Cheyenne scouts daring tho U&t two
hours, and Dr. Quia just tefor sick
"Dr. Quia! the poet surgeon! Are
you sure, sergeant?
"Certainly, sir. The doctor rode Into
the poet just about an hour after tlte lieu
tenant left coming up tho valley too.
TJo went right around to his own stable,
over towards the hospital."
A look of amaze and stupefaction was
settling on Perry's face. Now for th
first time he recalled Mrs. Lawrence s
intimations with regard to the doctor;
and his connection with the signal llghta
Now for the first time It occurred to him
that the secret of those cavalry hoof
prints at tho gate was tliat no ranchman.
but an officer of tho garrison, had been
the means of leaving them there. Now
for the first time it flashed upon him that
the Englishman's astonishment and con
cern on bearing of those hocf tracks in
chested that the story of a mystery at
Dunraven in which the doctor was cod
nccted amounted to soiuetnlng more
than garrison rumor. Now for the first
time an explanation occurred to him of
the singular conduct of tho horocuum
who had kMged 1dm by crossing the
Monee. Never in his young life had he
known the hour when he was ashamed
or afraid to look any man in the eye. It
stuns him to think that here at Itossitcr,
wearing the uniform of an honorable
profession, enjoying the trust and con'
fidence of all his fellows, was a man
who had some secret cnterprlso of which
he dared not speak and of whoso discov
ery he stood In dread. There-could bo
little doubt that the elusive stranger was
Dr. Quin, and that there was grave rea
son for tho rumors of which Mrs. Law
rence had vaguely told him.
For a moment he sat, dazed and irreso
lute, Nolan impatiently pawing the turf
tho while; then, far across the prairie
and down the valley there came floating,
quick and spirited, though faint with
distance, the notes of tho cavalry trum-
St sounding "right, front into lino."
o looked up, startled.
"They're out at battalion drill, sir,"
said the sergeant. "Thoy marched out
just as I left the stables."
"Just my infernal luck again! gasped
Perry, as ho struck spur to Nolan and
sent him tearing up tho slope; "I might
have known I'd miss it!"
Continued next wi'tk.
Something tor Old Maids.
Undoubtedly marriage is the natural
and appropriate condition of woman.
She wants and needs a husband to love,
and children to love, and a homo to be
attached to, as a female bird requires a
nest full of earirs or of young, and a
proud and faithful mate on a contig
nous branch of a tree to render her com
Nor can it be denied that many old
maids are sour sour is thtir dixpowti on.
as pickles fresh from the strongest nn
Probably it is because they have so
little to do rathsr, we should say,
owing to tha want of sufficient duties on
which to expend all their vigor and
force. They do ooem, and it may as
well be admitted, to take to scandal
somewhat as docks tako to water, yet
we look upon tnat as a minor point in
considering their character and utility.
We do doubi very much whether tho
world would be aa well off if there were
not old maida in it. In their bosoms
dwell some of tho most benevolent hearts
in the world.
. Was not Florence Nightingale an old
maid? What married woman ever did
as much, not only for the good of the
soldiers of England, but for the im-j
provement of the world, as she?
And yet, if she had had a stalwart
husband, a luxurious home and a bonne
full of babies, who would ever have
heard of her outside of the walls of her
own home, or, at most, the limits of her
own visiting circle? New York Ledger
TVnter mm Aid to Hard Woods.
"I notice one thing," says an observ
ant manufacturer, "and that is that hard
wood logs, especially oak, that have been
placed in toe water immediately ater
catting and allowed to thoroughly soak,
make brighter lumber, with less tend
ency to sap stain, than that from logs
that are left on the ground for several
months. I find, also, that in green logs,
if sawed immediately after cutting, and
the lumber is thoroughly steamed pre
paratory to placing it in tho dry kiln,
the same results will be obtained, great
ly enhancing the value of the lumber
for fine fiuinhing purposes. New Or
COXSTJSPTICX SURELY CURED,
To THK KniTOft VUtf inforn
vonr readers that I have n roMtm
I remedy for the alve. named dien .
By its timely a thousands of Iioi1ch
cases have been permanently cured.
n 1 1 shall be glad to send two bottles " of
- 1 r v remedy free to an v of vour read
fn have consumpUoii i if they jrill
Btuu " -i-'r'
T. A. SLOCUil, M. C,
181 Pearl St.. New York.
In this city a few years ago a cer
tain young man was kicked from a
prospering boarding house bee lose he
was unable to Day promptly his
board bills. Since then the tables
hav 3 turned. The boarding hot je
is not doinz so well. Directly op
poslte are the handsome parlors of a
rising yoang dentist, and on the win
dow, in bolt gilt letters U this sign :
"Steel Pointed Boarding-House
Teeth a S;iecialry." -N. Y. Weekly.
If you suffer from Catarrh why
don't you take Hood's Sarsaparilla,
I the common sense remedy 7 It has
cared many people.
" ' '" 1 '" ' -
OX THK ALLIAXCK.
LIVING ISSUES AS VtKWlIt)
SettionalUui aim! the ramirrV
T1IK MOIUI. IMru&TOF TIIK ran.
New York, Dec., Kilt 1 ?!.
Editor ofTiiK Caivajsiax:
There is rto young prcftcher in
American to day that h nltrocUnjr
as much attention an vounc im
Dixon, a native of North Cnmllna.
pastor of tho 23rd Paj tUt church
here. He U an Orator nml nrt
original ihinker. He la - preaching
a powerful series of sermons on tho
subject -'What is Ilcllslon?" llut
is no-; to the sermons that wo u ih
to refer, but to his reviews of cur
rtnt event" with which ho pro
ceeds Ms dlKcouise. Ye&tirJsy ho
discussed: Sectionalism aad the
Farmers' Alliance. Ho said:
At irtst the bloody chasm ha
beed bridged. Tho war hat reallv
ended and firing mut oon eeao.
Tho farii:'Mi.f the Went and Jforth
havo Joined hands with tho farmers
of tho South, solemnly covenanting
together to forget tho bltternowof
the past and throw offthecurso of
The Christian manhood of Ameri
ca owes to tho farmers a debt of
gratldute for undertaking thhdi vino
work. Oeneral Sherman 1ms said,
wab is hem.."
It is. And we have had enough ol
it. Kvery effort to revive the bit
terness of the Into war Is inspired
only by tho devil. Tho cuie of
the nation for tho hst two decades
vbeen the determined efforts of a
certain tias of demagogues to trade
In the memories of the dead. When
the f oldiers laid down their arms
and returned to tl elr homes and
loved ones, thce ghouls began their
ghost dance over the fields inado
rich with the blood of heroes. While
ihe war was In progress these mcu
were not in it. When tho fighting
ceased they whetted their Jawbones
and began, and they have been at it
faithfully ever since. They have
driven tho sections further mi.1
further apart by slander anil niif
representation. They havo wearied
tho ears of heaven and earth with
their din. They have fanned tho
dying embers of hatred into flamo
again and asaitt. that in ronftWra.
tions which followed they might
n.b and steal. They have inado
progress hniHWHlblo hci'ftti?o they
And marshalled tho hosts of tho
living to fight the hopesof the dead;
They are neither brute nor human,
they are ghouls. The farmers have
declared that they are going to haug
the ringkaderK of this gang and put
an end to their business. In this
God-given task they should havo
the earnest pesiycra and co-operation
of the Christina manhood of tho
North an 1 Soul h.
The Christian exclaims with the
farmer, "In tho name of Uod, tho
common Father, let us bo brethren.
Let us ceaNj this foolish wrangle
over memories and turn to tho
great work of tfj-tlay."
Tho men and the organizations
that reftine to give heed to this cry
of the heart of he nation for pvocc
and fraternity will Iw crushed by
the resistless sweep of determined
millions as they join hands and to
gether pre forward lo the goal of
a regenerated n it Ion. The issues of
tho tad pa-t aro all settled They
are history. Mississippi r.s from
the lethargy of traditionalism, turn
her f toward the rising sun of a
new d-iy, diops a tear over the
grave of Jeffi-rsuit Davis, foimilly
repMlisU-M ir. hr hew t'onMitutiou
tho d ctrintM;f secession, nd
tend her batu'. to the struggling
farmets of Kaiisa.;. Kla very is now
only a nn in-ry f.r the ugod. It is
anciciit h'ttry for the yountr I
never saw n r-htve. - The negro is
euil.imhiHd: nd it only lomalns
to educate him and he will Is free.
Tlnvo is i.o
NMJHO riUli,K 4
Tly otiMde the Imagination
i.f .itit'i 'Chenier, except tho -
pn i u-ni oi rducalion and growth
!r the i.t gru race, fcuch men as J.
i'ri'uot .North Carolina, Presi
dent if ti.e Afro-Aim rican league. ,
ItiiVe long el'icc n cognized this fact, :
and have onten-d with energy and
eiithiH;air. upii the gigantic work
ux hus uplifting their race. The
pmblctii that confronts the M;gro in
ihe South it the raf nc thai Confronts
hi white wither in Ihe North aad
West. It is not the problem of
ballot, bat of bread.
The real issaes of our life have
been obscured now long enough by
the fog of sectional animosity. We
ruuet addresj ourselves Io living
A 2CEW OEJTEBJLTIOX ;
Of men has come upon the scene.
They have new problems, new
hopes, new aspiration, new fetrs
and new dangers. This younger
generation of men are sick and tired
ef listening to harangoes about the
memories and issaes of a great pas
by lood-moattoid demagogaes, who
contributed nothing to that past ex- -cept
an additional name to the cen
sus roll which can not be found on
the army muster. They are tired
of this sort of thing for many reasons-
Th y feel that it was not
their fault that they were not born
(Continued on Second F9