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'I!I.ISIK KVKItV THURSDAY,
r Hti-I l'in-;r.
uxo Semocrnoy Atxrl Whit .itiviomnoy.
Show this Paper to your neigh- j
bjr and advise him to subscribe.
CLINTON, N. 0., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1890.
Kuboiiptlon Price $1.50 per
Year, in Advance.
J. A. l-'AISON,
I'll VMCf AN AXt HUKUEOX,
II. I. W. FAISOX,
I'll YKIUA.V AND KUKUKOX,
MOUNT OLIVE, N. C.
Will attenu all call, either day or
night, in town or surrounding coun
try. Office in Pearsull Hotel (the
.l.l iVwtorlice). Parties wishing to
ee me will please call at my resi
A TTO UN Y-AT-LA W,
Golds boro. N. U.
Will practice iii Hatnpson county.
i'll VHN.lANVSlillOKO. ANI DENTWT,
.Miir. hi Iah.' DrugHore. Jo7-lyr
T A. STKVKNS, M. D.
J I'hyhicia.v and Surgeon,
(Office over Post Office.)
tajrMay be tound at night at the
reisidencu of J. 1 1. Stevens on College
"treet. Je 7-ly
LT E. FA ISO ,
XX AmuNKY and Counsell-
- ok at Law.
Officii on Main Street,
will practice in courts ofSainpson and
adjoining cmiiHe. Also in Supreme
Court. All business intrusted to his
car j will receive prompt and careful
attention. je 7-lyr
T S. THOMSON.
V Attouxky AND C0UN8ELL-
Office over Post Office.
Will practice in Sampson and ad
joining counties. Ever attentive
and faithful to th, interests pf all
client. Je 7-lyr
AlTOHNEY AND CoUNSEIJX)R
Office on Wall Street.
Will practice 111 Sampson, Bladen,
Pender, Harnett and Duplin Coun
ties. Also In Supreme Court.
Prompt personal attention will be
f iven to all legal business, je 7-lyr
CI RANK BOYETTE, D.B.S.
Office 011 Main Street.
Offers his services to the people of
Clinton and vicinity. Everything
in the line of Dentistry done in the
best style. Satisfaction guaranteed.
toy My terms are strictly cash.
Don't nsk me to vary from this rule.
l have just received a la rye lot ol
Elegaut jewelry. This I will guaran
tee to the purchaser to be jut tut rejw
rescntad. I sell no cheap, "fire yuili"
comls but carrv a sr an hard link of
oold front ooods. The attention of
the ladic.8 is called to the latent style,
of brkast pins thev are "things of
The old reliable anil standard SKT1J
TIJOMAS CLOCKS always in stock
in various styles and size.
Vdr Repairing of Watches &ud Clocks
and mending Jewelry Is a speciay.
Al work I dc js guaranteed t give t-u-ton
.cpA If G. T. BAWLS.
HEADQUARTERS FOR BES'I
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.
. Flour, Potash,
which are sold at lowest prices
COO Pipes, of allstvles and
sizes. Try one.
I. T. & 6. F. ALDERMAN.
No. 112 North Water Street,
. WILMINGTON. N. C.
iJottoit and Timber,
Country Produce handled to best ad
Reference 1st National Bank,
Wilmington, N. C. aug'2'-tf
If you wish a first-class Shave
Hair Cut. Sham noon or Mustache
Dye, call at my place of business on
wall Street, three doers from the
corner of M. Hanstein's, there you
wiu una me at all hours.
SHARP, SHEARS KEEN!
If you want a good job donH fail to
can on me. j. h. SIMMONS,
aprlO tr Barber
Hani Brora. Weys
Raise Turkeys weighing from
to 4Q pounds, and worth twice
m.ueh aa common stock, by buying
lvii-mopa oreeas. Aaaress,
wanace v. o..
Duplin Co., N. C
JULi IjmiUHO UUA1D,.
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.
We extend our sympathy, not to
Senator Hampton, but to those
North Carolina papers 'that are so
terribly distressed over his defeat.
Their lamentations mean that hey
are sorry to see the will of the yeo
manry of South Carolina freely ex
pressed; that they think our sister
Slate is incapable of self-government
except wnen controlled by ball a
dozen aristocratic families. But
they say Hampton is a hero, he was
n gallant soldier in the war and in
the dark hour' of 1876 came tc the
rescue and saved South Carolina
from negro lule. Yes, this is so
mid there are thous tints who show
-d as much coun;ge and patriotism,
to-day sleeping In nameless graves,
or, who living, are in p .vcrty and
obscurity, neither receiving nor ask
iug reward. Hut Hampton did not
do this for reward. Grant it, but
he has been rewarded with the High
est gifts and trusts of his people
Governor of his State and for twelve
years a United States Senator. And
during this time has be shown any
sttecial ability as a legislator or any
special interest in the welfare of the
toiling masses ? Has he formed and
advocated a single measure to check
the ever growing and relentless
tyranny of money and to give jus
lice to the million.! who delve for
bread? He has been in his seat
(most of the time) preserved his
reputation as a chivalrous, high-
toned gentleman and draws his pay.
And with thh reeord the people of
South Carolina would have again
hoaored Hampton, the hero, simply
because ho was fuch; but a crisis
comes between the few aristocratic
farmers and the people.
The people nominated their
choice for Governor, the few aristo
cratic familes kick bolt.and in mass
meeting put out their man and call
upon the negroes to help them to
defeat the will of the people as for
merly expressed. On which side of
this fight shall we find the hero of
1876, the man who "saved South
Carolina from negro rule If he
was sincere then and his principles
now are what they were then, he
would have been on the people's
side and for Tillemau for Governor.
But no ! The autocratic ring could
nt give up the public tit. Judge
laskell, Hampton's kinsman, and
by his consent, is t.'ie bolter's candi
uate who pieaos ur negro votes to
defeat the will of the yeomenry of
the State. '1 here fore the lamentation
does no credit to the lamentators.
rby may not be blameless and he
may not bo a Solomon, but in this
connection it should be 1 erne robe red
that Hampton was never accused of
being the ablest n an in the United
States Senate. It is a grand thing
to be a hero, but what does it avail
when men are fighting for bread?
t is the duty of the people to elect
a man who will represent and advo
cate their wishes. W 3 suppose they
have, done this. At least they are
better judges in the matter than we.
A republican caucus has voted to
change the rules of tha Senate in or
der to push the Force bill through.
The programme is to debate the bill
the rest of this week, then to take
up the new Silver bill approved by
the same caucus, and pass It in its
present condition, if the wicked
Democrats da not succeed in substi
tuting free coinage therefor; after
wards the change of rules is to be
adopted, if enough Republicans can
be persuaded to vote for it.
Representative Mills' has intro-
uucea u resolution proviams lor a
recess from December 22nd to Jtanu
try 5th, and it has hfen referred to
to the committee on Ways and
Means. It is not believed that the
Republicans Will agree to such a
lengthy recess, in fact a Senatorial
caucus said there would be none.
Representative Pierce of Tennes
see, a member or the Farmers Alli
ance, ha. introduced in the House a
resolution instructing tha commit
tee 011 Ways and Means to report
the Sub-Treat ury bill not later than
Monday, January 51 h, and fixing (tie
fallowing Monday for its considera
A Joint Congressional committee
will undertake next week to make
me of tho gentlemen concerned
tell something about the buying of
American Industries by foreign syn
dicates. If they'd tell what they
Know It would Ire interesting.
THE CHRISTMAS GHOST.
T O. M. - MM4T.
Km! Immh a rr b.w I r'r.;
4 U-d kwr Umir all out f c ur! :
l.a I iiiiidt I her kroltter autl worried I be cat.
with t-tr Mar Urn I man
I'uul irfl PluaU. tha -4erl HMre.
ilut r il : - Nw, cLiU. yow'g gcrfttn' wmw,
' t'l.rik'iMini -Mii.t' H' Urr tt'ixiat:
Yirti ju.t lo -k out (or CbrU'mu Khut"
KI-U Krrw wu.Mr from 1 y to !.
An. I uutVinsc tuiKcblrf Mseiued all h-r plTl
Mm worrWd hrr matuin lulo lean.
Ami M.-uniis l I D!nlt'a eraatma frs :
Now. clitl-. .mk out: I'm tol jron true,
liar won't no Hunt, (tans come to, ou;
An. Mf out lar b' iln -!' gte. P t
Dar'a a Iiol w bar tltlx d Chrii'iuu ebo.c'"
Chrlatma- Kre with lt myntery came.
I'-it no fear lioyiln child eonltt tame;
'Till at la-t he heard the umnnon dread,
Nmiuhty Elxle rnut no to hed."
Kin- rlimlM-d the t:m and sought her room;
The Unlit hlowi. out, noon all was gloom;
n.l then wt'ird fanciea thronged a boat,
A iul K!-i IhmiKht of the Christmas ghost.
1 lie nUlit v wild, the aorth wind blew;
T ' lii liwii on .'lied and the snow it flew;
The windows rntt ed. the rafters creaked.
T!it low roof rnrohldul. thi chimneys shrieked;
iki 1 r.it. niiirrrlnir alone in bed.
Tin- vtry air HeemiHl nilod with dread
She Ht: twL cr:i d w.th fear almost.
Ami cru-l. -.'in afraid It's the Christmas
LoiuIt rni'l 1- iiider tjrew the storm.
Ami friii ful hoIhm around did swarm, -For
nlin.l'l. rinn wall and moan went by,
Ai.d flrndlHti laughter and doleful sigh;
A nil K'nie pi.-cred vc ere the window pane
Lc kel !iiul out on the winding lane.
And 'n'. u he e totterei the old gate post, '
S ie mw it nriHe the Christmas ghost.
A wil lr b ust. mi l the window old
Hlew In. atnl tli storm Arce and cold,
Lik. a nli"i tol yjHsctre with Icy breath.
Rushed in thu room with a threat of death,
it reixLid 1 l.o hla ikut, and whlrle l the Bheet,
And siuote the child willi its palms of sleet;
And she fled -itb a ppeed no sloth could
Oil, sa' me, save from the Christmas ghost.
In her nurc'ii a um she t M her tale
NVith streaoilug eyrs and penitent waiL
Dar now, poor lam', you shouldn't mind.
It's only de storm and de noisy wind ;
An' Dinah was jokin. don't hare no fear.
For good old Santa Claus soon' 11 be here.
Just sit up here and your poor feet toast,
Dur never was no Christmas ghosL"
Pragmatic papa explored the matter.
For all the house had heard the clatter,
The broken window, the drifted sleet.
Told the tale of the storm's wild feat ;
And Elsie slept in her nurse's arms.
Safe and serene from the night's alarms:
Bnt 'twas told next day, o'er the turkey roast.
How the fierce north wind played Christmas
BY JCLIUS PEXSTAFF.
Bessie was a queer child. Everybody
who knew tier said that
It was not only her big head and her
big round eyes, and her little dumpish
body, but it was her queer ways and
her brightly odd sayings, that caused
ever body to notice her.
Bessie had been taught to read at an
fariy ana wnr no tier father
had been the village pedagogue for ever
so long, and teaching reading was oue
of his specialties. It was said he had
taught several generations to read.
Anyhow, he was supposed to be entirely
al sorbed in the pursuit of kuowledge;
and wlien, at the age of 50 or thore-
aliouts, he went and married pretty lit
tie Miss Padgett, who had ben brought
iu from way back in the country to
work at Farmer Hicks', everybody was
very properly astonished, aud there
was more talk in the village of Hicks
ville than was ever known before aud
that is saying a great deaL
ui course, farmer mcks was very
angry. He was a great man, the de
scendant of Grandfather Hicks, who
had once owned all the ground on which
Hicksville was built Then he was an
old childless widower, and people said
that he wanted to marry little Miss
Bessie grew up a very happy child.
for her sweet young mother and her
kindly gray haired father doted upon
her and thought -she was the most won
derful chl'd ever born.
It was said that he could read the
primer when she was four years old, and
she was a miracle of learning when she
was only six, .'
That is the result of having a peda
gogue for a father or used to be so
for I believe tlie race of pedagogues has
disappeared from the eartlu "
It was not Bessie's fault that her
father, died, and that her poor timid
mother was left to struggle alone with
the world. But she grew older, acting
and odder iu every way from trying to
think how such cruel things could be in
a world of winch site had read such won
derful t!.i 'g
A 1 h -n iI i ; Bo--sie had left lis
to read, ..She read ail her father's Uk'. v
Queer books they were, loo histonei
and biographies aud polemical writing
which gave the poor ciuld tlie idea of .
world made up wholly of wars contr.
verni.n, debates, j-etitiona, and othe:
qu er doiujrs of men.
Poor Bessie t la the lonely little boa
half a mile out of the .village, with m
her patient little uiotlier. whogrewi hi.'
ner ami f a'er day by diiy, tor a conv.
i"t), and uith her futhei'a books laluVx-.-a
li r ra-lin ' w lmt w a aba t know tl
tliius. an l v l.cu livr muitiv-r f 1 'c ,
I cou'.J 1: l ir t uf the U J i 1 t
i.uriiing, lkrahio not 1-. Pjt wk wiu t
Tli-re w as Farmer Uaki. She Lue
liad .I?itty, fur ebo h..d of Ufii U'ar 1 m .
S..tf :Li Liivu tui her iHor niutlier w
.o:ik mi I hic' from lack f fxxl. f
liaj l.eurl her 8a v. li
tli u 'lit her c .il l :ia uot lUt-sib k
O . t lUitik t Hi. tli. re U plouty n i
Mr. Uicko' atortfli'i.txe. mid I am itfri-1.
iug fur luc'-i f I -.l. "
lli coti.litioi of aflalr certninU
Called f.r ncti-m. o Iteie, tviih bei
larj; ktiwl.'l1; f th way of
w rM.4-c dO'l that a "pvtit'ou" va. lli
proper tiling In all the bistoric.il cris
of vbicli !m bud real l-etition.-i h.i
plnytnl the 'cl.Tef part
Ile8ie tKtrefure urev up a ietit:oii:
To Farukii Hicks:
My mamma is starving, and there ain't n
thing in the liouee to eat. I am hungry, bu
mamma is worse off than I am, oausj she U
slckabed. In riew'of these facts 1 respect
fully petition for Euch aid as your generosity
will afford. Bessie.
Bessie used large words, because sin-
had both lieard and read tlienu S: it
gave her etilion nmnli thouglit, wrot
it out with great crj on a . foolsc.:
sheet, folded it neatly, and thf
marched with it to Farmer Hicki stor. -house,
which she evidently conceive:
was the projier point of attack. 7-
It was not a hug walk, aud Dcsti
found tlie storelkuse. oeH, for Farnici
Hicks had just left it for a moment.
Bessie was ell pleased with the prospect
of well filled Inns of tipples,' potatoes,
and grain, of .barrels and tabs,'aud she
sat down to await developments. -'
Farmer Hicks was astonished as weli.
as amused when be returned and dis-'J
covered Bessie, but Uia atonLbuien'f
was turned to laughter aud finally to
something like tears u lieu Bessie aros
with diguity and proceeded lo read h-;
-Well, well," he said. "This do bea
all. Ilowsomever, it won't do to let th
poor creetur starve. "Wonder if she pu:
that notion into that child's head? Six
ail us was smart. No matter, l'H !
People talked again when BessiJ an ;
her mother moved up to old Farm.-r
Hicks', but nothing came of it, except
that Bessie and l.er mother bad a good
home, and Farmer Hicks', often made
his cronies roar, when he felt in a
specially good humor, by relating t .
story of BtKsie's Petition.
Twenty million acres of the land of
the United States are held by foreigners.
There are 10,862 school districts, 62,372
teachers, and 2,800,000 school children in
Provo, Utah, has a red hot anarchist.
His wife supports him by taking in
An Englishman proposes' laying deep
sea electric cables by means of subma
There are over 7,000,000 pores in the
human body, and yet we are surprised
because some men are sponges.
The American Congregational churches
have resolved to give 3,000 annually
for evangelical work in Franca
Sixteen barbecues have been given in
Wilkes county, Georgia, this year. Two
hundred and thirty -eight carcasses were
The governor of Chinese Turkestan baa
resigned his post in order that he may
attend on his aged grandmother the rest
of her life.
A New York money prince has re
cently ordered a set of brass floor regis
ters plated with gold in an exceedingly
ornate design. The - registers will be
placed in the owner's palace.
The pumps in the Gold Hill mine at
Grase Valley, CaL, were uncovered re
cently after lying nine years underwater.
They were put to work and lifted water
as well as the first day they wererdown.
Among the best customers for Swiss
watches is the United "States, although
the industry is largely developed in Amer
ica. Germany takes about 17,000,000
francs' worth of Swiss watches annually,'
Great ' Britain :13,000, 000 worth; and
France 6,500,000 worth.
A large vein of"pure white sand-, suit
able for making glass, has - been found
near Pittsburg,' Pa. The. discovery ' will
save the glass manufacturers of .that
city thousands of dollars annually, as
they have hitherto beerMbuged,to send
across the Alleghany Mountains for their
.Tlie other day the large barn on W. A.
Frybarger's farm in Moscow township.
Muscatine county, Iowa, was destroyed
by fire. A small boy 'chased a rat. into
a hole under 'the building and, being un
able to get the rodent out, stuffed the
hole full of straw and applied a mach
with the above result
? ' Tlia PpUU! f. Africa. -
- Under the name of the Independent
State of -Congo, its goVernm.entSvasor
ganized after the most approved methods
of Belgian administration,- and lWntered
fully equipped into the family -of -nations.
There is within its area, which fa thirty-
three times that of Belgmm,"'a "popula
tion of 450 whites., about one-half state
officials and employees, and the estimated
number of natives within its borders lis
40,000,000; and in the whole Congo basin
is estimated at about 50,000,000. Africa
is about three limes the area of Europe,
or lz,uw,uou square miles, and some
writers estimate it to contain about an
equal population 32,000,000 soula.
IForum." ' ' . ,r) -. - - - . .
. By Capt. CHARLES KING. D- Ri,
Author of "Ike CdoneFt limffhter,m "From
tk Rak.m "Tha DeterUr," Etc
Ooprrtsfaled 1 996 by J U UpplDcott CotnMut.
rhtUdelphU, and pcUlisbed by BpedU arrmnw
meat through the American Press Amnociatlow.
HAT evening a group
of cavalry officers came
sauntering back from
stables, and asthey reached the walk
in front of officers' row a dark featured.
black bearded, soldierly looking captain
separated himself from tho rest and en
tered the colonel's yard. The command
ing officer happened to be seated on his
veranda at tho moment, and in close
confabulation with Dr. Qoin. Both gen
tlemen ceased their talk as the captain
entered, and then rose from their scats
as he stepped upon the veranda floor.
''Good evening, Stryker," said the col
onel, cheerily, "Come in and have a
seat. The doctor and I were just won
dering if we could not get you to take a
hand at whist to-night"
"I shall be glad to join you, sir, after
parade. I have como in to ask permis
sion to send a sergeant and "a couple of
men, mounted, down to the Monee, One
of my best men is missing." -w.
"Indeed! Who is that? Send the men,
"Sergt Gwynne, sir. The first time
t ever knew him to miss a duty."
j'J Your stable sergeant, too?. That is
unuBuaL ' now long has he been gone?"
; "Since battalion drill this morning. He
was on hand, when' the men were sad
dling, and asked permission, to take his
horse but for exercise and ride down the
talley ."a few "miles. I said yes, never
SUJJJraiUg . J,lt ,1)iUUlU , IJV (JUliU IUK1 uuuu
roll call; and we were astonished when
he failed to appear at stables. Perry says
he met him two miles out."
"The two culprits!" said tho colonel,
laughing. "Poor Perry is down in the
deaths again. He rode up to mo with
such a woebegone look on his face at
drill this morning that I could hardly
keep from laughing in front of the whole
line. Even tho men were trying hard
not to grin: they knew ho had turned
up just in the nick of time to save him
self an 'absent.' What do you suppose
can have happened to Gwynne?"
"I cannot imagine, Bir, and am in
clined to be worried. He would never
willingly overstay a pass; and I fear
some accident has happened."
, "la he a good rider?" askedthe doctor.
"None better in the regiment He is
a model horseman, in fact, and, though
he never alludes to nor admits it, there
is a general feeling among the men that
he has been in the English cavalry ser
vice. -Of course, there is no doubt of his
nationality; he is English to the back
bone, and. I fancy, has seen better
"What made them think ho had been
in the cavalry service, abroad?"
Oh, hi3 perfect knowledge of trooper
duties and management of horses. It
took himno time to learn the drill, and
he was a sergeant before he had been
with me two years. Then, if you ever
noticed, colonel.", said Capt. Stryker, ap
pealing to his chief, "whenever Gwynne
stands attention he always has the tin
gers of both hands extended and point
. , 1 . 1 i . 1 1 ....
ing aown aiong me utigu, viustr iani&i
it so. And Stryker illustrated. "iNow,
you never see an American soldier do
that; and I never saw it in any but Eng
lish trained soldiers. lie has quit it
somewhat of late, because the men told.
him -it showed where , be was drilled
we have other English 'non-fotus.' you
know--but fon long i-.aiel l:otievJ that
in him. Then he was tniliyUiT in New
York city, some four read a", ami al.
his things, were of English mako whaw
"What manner of looking fellow -is
he?" asked the doctor." I thir.fc 1 would
have noted him had 1 seen him.
1 ; " Y-es,-TduHrt;hmen are apt to look
to one another, sunl the , colonel in re
ply "and Gwynne is a particularly line
specimen. He has your eye ami hair,
doctor. ''nut hasn't had time to jrrow
"grtszled and - bulky : vet, as- you ami
haTP. One might say that you and the
seri,'eant''wero from the same shire."
' "That would belp me very little, since
1 was only three years old when the gov-,
ernor emigrated." answered the doctor.,
; with "a quiet smile. ."We keep some
traces of the bid sod. 1 su pposo. - but .
I've been 'a Yankee for forty years, and
have never once set eyes on Merrie Eng
land in r.lf that time. Did the sergeant
say wluire he'wanted to go?" And the
questioner looked up sharply. - . - 1
"Nowhere in particular down the
Valley -was allA I : remenibiir. though,
that Mr. Parke isiid he suemud much ex
ercised over tlienauieof tliat ranch down
.the Monee-lVe" forgotten what they call
it , Have you '.heard it, colonel . -, ,
"Seems to ine'l bavej but I've Forgpt
tenV ' You hav'eCtoe&3r, have you-iwt?"
V i'!LrIIeard whaucoloiierr;. .-"- V '". V
VVThe name of that ranch down tfae
. . . - M' I - - I - 1 ' - 1 1
JAonee an jvgiin rajicn, mey.ten u,
about, seven miles away."- " '.." -r-' .
: ,,-Oli. ves! ftiat Otui! They call itDmV;
;f. the hoimds-w'ith hint, captain? It oor
curs to nie lmfeht'Juavebeeii jrunning
awybfe.or Tabbi t nff 4i iw'li'orse liave
sLumblcd and fallen with IiiuL There is
no end of prairie do -holes idpwn tliat
. VSo, the. dpgare all fa".vI,wouldnt
be 'surprised? if he liad gone to the ranch.
That's ah EBgJish nanle, and they are all
-Englishmen down thereVl hear. Very
possibfr that te the solution. They may.
1 have tempte4.hini to stay with English
liospitality: tltuugh'it wouia aatoruannM
if he yielded. 111 tell tlie men to Inqnir
there first, Colonel, ar 1 will go and send
them now." And, bowing to his com
mander, Capt Stryker turned and left
Tlie doctor rose, thruat hi hanJs deep
in liU pockeU. paced slowly to the south
ern end of the veranda, and gazed down
the distant, peaceful valley, an anxious
cloud settling on his brow. The colonel
resumed once more tho newspaper he
had dropped upon the floor. After a mo
ment Dr. Quin came slowly back, stood
in front of the entrance a few seconds
looking irresolutely at the soldier
sprawled at full length la his reclining
chair, stepped towards him with a pre
paratory clearing of his throat as though
about to apeak, and tlten, suddenly and
helplessly abandoning the Idea, lie
plunged down the short flight of steps,
hurried out of the gate and disappeared
around the fence corner in the direction
of the hospital. Immersed in his paper,
the colonel never seemed to note that he
had gone; neither did he note the fact
that two ladies were coming down the
The soft swish of trailing skirt being
insufficient to attract his attention as
they arrived nearly opposite the shaded
veranda, a silvery peal of Uughter broke
the stillness of the early evening. Mrs.
Belknap's laugh waa delicious soft, me-
(lodious, rippling as a canary song, and
just as spontaneous. Neither lady had
said anything at the moment that was
incentive of merriment; but if Mrs. Law
rence liad given utterance to the quaint
est, oddest, most whimsical conceit im
aginable, Mrs. Belknap's laugh could not
have been more ready, and her great,
' dark eyes shot a sidelong glance to note
the effect . Down went the paper, and
up, with considerable propping from his
muscular arms, came the burly form of
the post commander. Two sweet, smil
ing faces beamed upon him through an
aperture in the leafy screen, and Mrs.
Belknap's silvery voice hailed him in
".Did we spoil your siesta, colonel?
How can I make amends? You see, you
were so liidden by the vines that no one
would dream of your being there in am
"Oh, indeed, I assure you I wasn't
asleep," answered the colonel, hastily.
"Won't you come in, ladies, and Eit
here in the shade awhile?"
VWe thought we would 6troll aroun
until parade," said Mrs. Lawrence, hesi
tatingly, "and then sit down and watch
it somewhere. ,
"No place better than this," promptly
answered the colonel. "You can sit be
hind the vines on tliat side and see, or,
what we would infinitely prefer, sit here
at the entrance and be seen. Meantime,
I've been unpacking some photograph
albums this afternoon, and you can
amuse yourselves with those while I put
on my. harness. Come!
The colonel's collection of photographs
was something the. ladies hau already
heard a great deal of. -. One of the most
genial and popular officers of tho army,
he had gathered together several largo
albums full of pictures of prominent men
and attractive and distinguished women
not only those with whom he had been
associated in his long years of service,
but men eminent in national and state
affairs, and women leaders in society in
many a gay metropolis.
Both the ladies had hoped to see this
famous collection the evening before, but
the colonel had not then unpacked the
albums, and they were disappointed.
Now, however, the prospect was indeed
alluring, and neither could resist When
the first call sounded for parade a few
moments after, and the commanding
officer was getting himself into his full
dress uniform, the two pretty heads were
close together, and two pairs of very
lovely eyes one dark and deep and dan
gerous, the other a clear and honest gray
were dilating over page after page of
photographed beauty. There was no
need to puzzle over the identity of the
originals; under each picture the thought
ful colonel had carefully written the
name and address. Absorbed in this
treat, they could barely afford time to
look up and smile their thanks aa tlie
colonel passed, c'anking forth at the
sounding of adjutant's call, and were too
completely engros.-ed in their delightful
occupation to notice what took place at
. The long, slender line bad formed
the infantry companies on the right and
left flanks, their neat and tasteful dre&s
of blue and white contrasting favorably
with the gaudy Yellow plumage of the
four dismounted troojw of the cavalry.
Company after company had taken tlie
staturesque posocf '.'parade rest" and iU
captain faced to the front again, the ad
jutant was just about moving to his post
on the prolongation of the front rank,
and the colonel settling back into the
conventional attitude of the command
ing officer, when from outside the rect
angular inclosure of tlie parade ground
I from somewhere . beyond the men s
barracks there came sudden outcry and
commotion.' There were shouts, indis
tinguishable at 'first,' but excited and
startling. Some of the men in ranks
twitched nervously and partially turned
their heads, as though eager to look be
hind them and see. what was wrong;
whereat stern voices could be heard in
subdued but potent censure: "Keep your
eyes to the front, there, Sullivan I" "Stand
fast, there, center of Third company!"
The guard too, paraded in front of its
quarters some distance behind the line,
was manifestly disturbed, and the voice
of the sergeant could be heard giving
hurried orders. Every man in the bat
talion seemed at the same instant to ar-
. rive at ttae of two conclusions prisoner
escaping, or fire over at the stables and
all eyes were fixed on the imperturbable
form of the commanding officer, at
though waiting the signal from him to
break and go to the rescue. But there
the colonel stood, placid, calm, and ap
parently utterly unconscious of tba dis
tant yet nearing clamor. The adjutant
hesitated a moment before proceeding
further, and" glanced appealingly at his
1 , . ' .1 M
chief; whereupon there came from. th
blue and gold and yellow statue out on
tlie parade, in . half reproachful tones,
- the quiet order, "Go on!" and the adju
tant, recalled to his senses and with evi
dent expression of .hk.sentiments to the
effect that if. other could stand it he
could, brusquely turned his head to
wards -the" band and growled, "Sound
oflT The boom and crash of drum ad
t cymbal and the blare of brazen throats
drowned for a moment the sound of the
turmoil ' without t The nex. thing the
battalion heard or saw was. a riderless
horse'tdarlnr' full tilt out on' the parade
ajtid -sweepins in is bjg circle from
NicLt of t Hn dowalowarda tn pout
where the cukmel stood.
Following him cuu a pair of Cher
'viuie bcouU, their mJm Bcamperizur la
nmul but veering off th gren aa their
riders ru&lised that thy were Intruding
on the ceremony of the day. Relieved
i-f hu uraucrt, live fugitive speedily act.
tied down into a lunging trot, and with
fctreaiuing mane and tail, with heed and
ears crrct, with falling bridle vein and
flapping fctimipa, he circled rapidly to
open space bctwen the ookxttl and the
hue of battle, then came trotting hack
along the front, as though aearching la
tho stolid rank of bearded facet for Um
friend he knew. Officer after officer
he passed in review until he came to
Stryker s trcop, posted on the right d
'.. r"". , . , la which nila Association Hull. Sun
recogmuon. he fearlessly trotted up to dy m0ming, on the loll-vlng rs
tlie captain scattstretched hand. Anothci .rnrrit fvnl
mtnuto and two mcja fell out and made a
temporary gap In the rank; through this
a sergeant file closer extended his white
glove, relieved the captain of his charge
ami led the panting steed away.
The men retook their places; the cap
tain again resumed his position in front
of tho center of his company, dropped
the point of his saber to the ground and
settled back into "parade rest;" the hand
went on thundering down the line,
couatcrmarclied and came back to Its
post on tho right, making the welkin
ring with the triumphant strains of
"Northern Route," the trumpets pealed
the "retreat," the adjutant stalked hit
three yards to the front, faced fiercely
to tlie left and shouted his resonant or
ders down the line, three hundred mar
forms sprang to attention, and tU
burnished arms came to the "carry
with simultaneous crash, ranks were
opened with old time precision, the
parade "presented', to the colonel with
all due formality, the manual was ex
ecuted just as punctiliously as though
nothing unusual had happened; first ser
geants reported, orders were pubUahed,
parade formally dismissed; the line of
officers marched solidly to the front.
halted, and made its simultaneous salute
to tho colonel, who slowly raised and
lowered his white gloved hand in recog
nition; and then, and not till then, waa
any one allowed to speak of what waa
uppermost in every mind that Sergt.
Gwynne's horse had come in without
him, and that the animal's right flank
was streaming with blood.
Ten minutes later Lieut Perry, in rid
ing dross, came hurrying down to the
colonel's quarters, where two or three
officers were now gathered at the gate.
The ladies had put aside the alburns, and
with anxious faces were scanning the lit
tle group as though striving to gauge
from their gestures and expression the
extent of tho calamity or the possible de
gree of danger. But Mrs. Lawrence
looked fairly startled when her hus
band's voice was hoard for the first time
abovo the general hum of consultation:
"CoL Brainard, Mr. Perry is coming, I
see, and I presume there is no time to be
lost You have asked if none of us who
were stationed here ever visited tho
ranch, and the answer was no. May I
suggest that Dr. Quin could perhaps tell
. something of its inhabitants?"
"Where is the doctor?" asked the col
onel, turning suddenly. "Orderly, go
and give my compliments to tho post
surgeon and say I wish to see him here
a moment All ready. Perry? You hare
made quick work of it"
"All ready, air. At least, I will be
the moment my horse gets here. There
go the men running to the stables now."
"Capt. Stryker will send a sergeant
and four men to report to you, and you
are to go direct to Dunraven Ranch.
The rest of the troop, with the Chcy
ennes, will scout the prairie to the east
and south. Twill soon be too dark to
trail, but three of the Indians are going
back on the horse's track as far as they
can. The adjutant is writing a note to
the proprietor of the ranch I don't know
"His name is Maitland, sir."
"Is it? Have you been there?"
"I've been around one end of it, out
side, but nowhere near the buildings.
It's all fenced in, sir, and the gates kept
"What an Incomprehensible proceed
ing for Texas! Wait a moment while I
speak to Mr. Farnhaxn: he's writing here
at my desk. Gentlemen, come in on the
porch and sit down, will you not?"
Dut they excused themselves and
hastened away to remove their full drees.
Capt Lawrence had no need to call his
wife. She bade her companion good
evening, thanked the colonel with a
smiling glance for the pleasure the pho
tographs had given her, and added a
word of earnest hope tht they might
find the sergeant uninjujd. - Then she
joined her husband, and together they
walked quickly away. Mrs. Belknap and
Mr. Perry were left for the moment alone.
"Can you walk home with me?" she
asked, in her low, modulated tones, the
great, heavily lashed, swimming dark
eyes searching his face. "I have not
seen you since they "br oka in upon our
talk last evening, and there is something
I want to ask you."
"Pm sorry, Mrs. Belknap, put Pm on
duty, you see," was tho young fellow's
answer as he gave a tug to the strap of
his cartridge belt "Cant you ask me
"How can I" and the eyes were full
of pathetic disappointment "when they
may come out any moment? Yon did
not finish telling me about about the
tassel last night I believe you were glad
when they interrupted us. Were you
"Nonsense, Mrs. Belknap! I was hav
ing too good a time lots of fun."
"Yes," was the reproachful answer,
"that is what it was to you mere fun.
And now you are going away again,
after promising to come In this evening."
"I have to go, Mrs. Belknap. Why, I
want to go. Haven't you heard what
has happened about Sergt. Gwynne?" -
but how unlucky I" And the pretty face
was drooping with Its weight of disap- selfish intrigues in pontics, in wnicn
pointment . and sadness. She leaned their lolly principles will be for
Againat the railing near his gauntkt cov- gotten in a mad Struggle for i ti
ered band, the dark eyes pensively down- mediate power. Hold leg fast to
cast, the dark lashes sweeping her soft, their principles, tfiey will sweep
flushing cheek. "And to-morrow you this nation nltimaieJy fit triumph,
are on guard," she presently continued. They represent the grandest moral
"Yes, unless some one has to go on foe issues of the age. Standing firmly
me in case we are not back in the morn- oo those issues, they are as sure to
ing in time," '' win as that God is, snd that good
"Then it's good-by, I suppose," she ghall ultimaUiy triumgh over evil,
said, lifting her eyes once more to bis, Let the demagogues, deadbeats
."After, to-morrow there will be little ud bummers, who are tryifsr ever
chance of seeing you. Mrs. Page will to learn which way the wind blows
be here by that time." ' . ; that they may trim their aaih to
; Mr. Perry looked, at his fair oonv meet It, take warning! The cyclono
panion with a giaooe that toldof much hM nAf bejnn, Tbey had belter
Continued on Seccnd Page. shelter. ;
'SORE to win:
RKV THOMAS DIXON SAY
THAT THE ALLIAXCEllK
PRESENTS THE GRAND
EST MORAL ISSUES
OF THE DAY.
It U the Gigantic Woteoi a vorld
New York, Ik . 2?, istw.
ltev. Thomas Dixon, Jr., accord
ing to his, usual custom, before the
dellverv or hi wrnion vnatrtfa'.
clacouraed to bU Urge conVfgiUoti
FHE PAKMKM AKD TUt OlMIXtJ
The farmer havt alwa 1 Uen tho
foremost representative cf con
tervatUui. They have u onvhelm
cd (he voice of the resll dream
ing city again and again. On this
rural content or stupidity, men who
believe in the divinity of that which
la have long reckoned wltlu-crtalntv.
At lat the farmer liaa bioken the
spell that has bund him lie ha
sm ashed the tradition! of cent uric.
He has broken the dash board, kick
ed out or the ahans and la away.
The men who have driven him
with tight rein from their trad!-
!!DiU ?W Ulnf ?tli
Uie ditch and ground beneath the
wheels. Ik has been ao midden,
they hardly know what has struck
them. Borne say it Is a cyclone, and
will soon blow over. They think
it Is too Rovero to last. Old man
Tradition rubs hU hand, forces a
smile thrmgh hi chattering tci th,
says he knows It is a cold day now,
but then ho looks for warmer weath
er to-morrow and things will move
on as usual. Says he ha teen
granger movements' before, you
know, and nothing ever canio of it.
And yet while ho retails to you
these stale observations, you will
note that from tho rctlen, uncer
tain manner in which he glances at .
tho darkening sky, he Is not cure of
his own prophecy.
The trouble Is tho people have
begun to think the iuasnes of the
people the old farmer, the patient
beast of burden through the year
of plenty and prosperity for other
who have reaped what he has
sowed! When masfles of people
begin to taink, it shakes th world.
It is this mighty movement of
the masses that Is shaking, to day, -the
very foundations of the civilian-
lion of the nineteenth century, and
even now drawing in dim outlino
the new civilization of the tuecntle
th century. The time was when all
eyes were fixed on tho great aud
powerful. Kings and nobles and
mighty warriors only could make
history. Poets sang only of them
and for them. Literature fawned
in the dirt at their feet. Tho poet
thank! ully ate the crrmbs that fell
from their table, and was proud to
be called a slave or the great.
To day all this is changed. The
eyes of the world are now n the
weaker classes tlie masse . The
hi dory of a nation is the stjry of
tt eir condition. The poet h'nss of
them. The "Bong of the Shirt",
thrill tho heart of the world. There
are mighty forces beneath lifting up
these millions intc new life, They
arc then-selves at last .oining
conscious of their capacis and
needs, and with their capu- itics as
the lever and their need as the
fulcrum they arc tugging away at
the very foundations or social,
economic and political Iirc. Our
civilization, to djy, qui from
foundation to flag sUff. beneath
The nations of earth all feel 1 h U
Tlu Czar of Kusrla shlvera la his
paltce, puts a new lock on tbe door,
adds another regiment to his body
guard, and trembling awaits the
next explosion to see .whether he Is
dead or alive.
The Emperor of Germany, see
ing thi hard writing on the wall,
hastens to make friend tf th.
mammon of unrighteousness."
The drum beat of the Salvation
Army echoes around the world,
calling mankind to the rescue of thu
submerged millions of Kngland and
all the earth.
The Farmer' Alliance of America
is a gigantic -.wave of this world
wide movement of the race. It
holds in lb hands not only the pos
sibilities of a higher life for this
geueiation it holds the hopes of
unnumbered generations yet un
born. Their organization U superb.
It Is the strongest MClal and politi
cal u.schlne built In America in the
latt twenty years. They are deter
mined to lil op the toiling hosts
and make their tile wort h the living.
They are teaching aud will teach
more emphatically then ever, that
it is lust aa honorable to new wood
f1 drjw ,ter and Vow a mole, as
to make laws, practice medicine.
run a bank or a railroad. They havu
doubtless many crude Ideas a yet
about law and finance. But wbo?o
fault is it that they are ignoran'?
They wlil leurn as they go along.
Absurd demands will take reasona
ble shape in the red hot forge of
public debate and education. De
magogues will mblead -for a time;
but they will kill two demagogues
where tbey nourish one. Their
I only danger lies In tbe possibility or