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Will practice in Sampson county.
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M. LEE, M . L).
Oiiia in ljec'8 Drugstore. Jo 7-lyr
Physician and Suroeon,
(Oflice over Post Office.)
Iter May ho found at night at the
residenco of J. II. Stevens on College
rttrect. Jo 7-lyr
XJe ArronNEY and Counsell
or at Law.
Office on Main Street,
will practice in courts ofSampsonand
adjoining counties. Also in Supreme
Court. All business intrusted to his
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or at Law.
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joining counties. Ever attentive
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client. Je 7-lyr
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at Law.
Office on WallStreet.
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Ptmlr. Harnett and Duplin Coun
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L Dentistry
Office on Main Street.
A Sermon Remarkably Fine
Wake Court in Session This
Week "With aNew Judge,
New Solicitor, New
Clerk and hew Sheriff.
EdltorUl Correspondence.
Yakborouuh House,
Raleigh, N. C, Jan.Cth, 91.
When wo reached here, but few
members had arrived ; but r.early
every one of the candidates for po
sitions from assistant door-keeper to
the principal clerks and the speaker
ship were on the ground and anxious
ly watching for Senators and Repre
sentatives. There were two candi
dates on the train that besought me,
and I was the only victim. In less
than an hour after arriving I had
been interviewed by every candi
date and their assistant lobbyists.
Re nembering that I a as a sewspa
per man, in self-defense 1 began in
terviewing them. I asked some big
favor in all seriousness, of every one
that approached me, which immedi
ately put a quietous ou them.
At this writing it is difficult to pre
dict who will bo Speaker of the
House, but I will try to telegraph
the result of the election in time for
this issue of the paper. The caucus
will be held to-night. Vhe leading
candidate from the West is R. A.
Otters his services to the peoplo oi DoUghton, of AUoghaney. This is
Clinton and vicinity. Everything! ' Tr t
in the line of Dentistry done in the
host style. Satisfaction guaranteed.
ifcfiTMy terms are strictly cash.
Don't ask me to vary from this rule.
National Bank,
I have just rci-cived a Urue lot of
Elegant jewelry. This I will guaran
tee t lh lairchaser to he ju.t as rep-resent-vl.
I -cU no cheap, "the guilt"
j.miiU but carry a standard line of
gold Kito.VT goods. The attention of
the lailie is called to the latent styles
of it u east fins thev are "things of
The old reliable and standard
itt various siyles and sizes.
Vdf Repairing of Watches and Clocks
nod mending jewelry is a specialty.
Al work I do is guaranteed to give en
satisfaction. Respectfully,
.epg-tf G. T. RAWlA
No. 113 North Water Street,
Cotton unci Timber,
: also :
Country Produce handled tobeBt ad
Reference 1st
Wil mlngton, N. C.
When jou wish an easy shave,
As gc oJ as b irber ever gave,
Jusl call oi- us at our saloon
At morning eve or noon;
We cut and dres the hair with grace,
To suit the contour of the face.
Our room is neat and towels clean,
Sensors sharp and razors keen,
And everything we think you'll.flnd;
To suit the face and please the mind,
And nil our art and skill can do,
II you just call, we'll do for you.
The Clinton Barbers.
V lirt-Olass
If you wish a first-class Shave,
Hair Cut, Sham poem or Mustache
Dye, call at my place of business on
Wall Street, three doers from the
corner of M . Ilanstein's, there you
will find me at all hours.
If you want a good job don't fail to
call on me. J. II. SIMMONS,
aprlO tf Barber.
For 24 Years
. ,' haa occupied his same
on Church Street. The great and
rignal leader in low prices for men's
clothes .Economy in clot h and money
will force you to give him a call,
t-Latest Fashion pjates always
in. handi June 7th. lyr.
Mamolli Bronze Meys!
Raise Turkeys weighing from 30
to 40 pounds, and worth twice as
much as common stock, by buying
full-blood breeds. Address,
Wallace P. O.,
novMf Duplin Co., N. C.
Store-House and Lot, i Barn and
Stables connected with same, at In
gold, N. C. i" Possession given imme
diately. For further particulars apply to
w e. c. HERRING,
Janl tf - ' Garland, N. C.
a critical resume of the event of the
patyear. This was so fine that If I
wo had space to repot t it as ke said
it, it would be copied uy half of the
papers of North Carolina. In refer
ring to the great and good effect the
Farmers' Alliance had had upon the
recent elections he said that it had j
so frightened tho demagogue and !
the politicians that nine tenths of
these were ready to sware that they
believed in the Alliance and had
done so all their lives. In referring
to the recent death of the King of
Holland he drew a striking contrast
between him and the great and good
and wise William, Prince of Orange,
of whom the late dUrepu table king
was the last made descendant. In
this connection he paid his respects
to the Darwinian theory, showing
how the lowest of the species man
had evoluted from the highest, and
k on, but we must stop. We will
go to hear every preacher here, and
if none pleases us as well as Dr. Car
ter, then we will give him only the
remainder of our Sabbaths here.
Wake Court convtned here yester
day. Every officer connected with
the Court from Sheriff and Clerk to
Solicitor and Judge are serving for
the first time in their several capac
ities. Winston is the Judge and Pou
is the Soliftor, the youngest Judge
and the youngest Solicitor in the
State. Everything is working as
smoothly as if they were old hands
at the business.
By the next issue we can tell you
of some of the doings of the Legis
lature. Keep an eye on the proceed
ings. M. B.
A Story
of American
Life. -
JwOkor fTU Coto$ DomaKUr Trim
Ooprrtfffetod 1868 by J. B LlppfncoCt Compaaj,
FfcflMleiphlf od pabttahad by apedal rrmBf-
ncu UtfTweb Um Amarieaa Pre A octoxka.
his third term in the House. In the
last Legislature he advocated, and
voted for the Railroad Commission,
an I also the Cooke bill. Though a
lawyer he is in sympathy with the
reforms advocated by the Alliance,
and his father is President of the Al-
leghauey County Alliance. He is a
man of ability and with experience
in legislative and parliamentary us
age, and would make an excellent
speaker : but the West has had th.9
speakership three or four times in
tfuccesssion, so theE&9t, other things
being equal, is certainly entitled to
it thi3 time. If the Eastern mem
bers will be sensible and unite they
can electa man. A letter has just
been received from Col. Harry Skin
ner saying that he would not be i
condidate. This leaves the fight be
tween Mr, A. D. Jones, of Wake,
and Col. Thos. H. Sutton, of Cum
berland, both of whom are highly
competent and deserving.
We attended sei vices at the First
Baptist chutch on Sunday. This is
an imposing structure, situated on
the west side of the capitol square.
We expected to hear simply a common-place
fcermon. for we had never
heaid of Dr. Carter, the pastor, (ard,
for that matter by any of the pastors
oC the other churches here) and it
has been sometime since we have
augS'-tf I seen a sermon reported by any of the
Raleigh papers. Therefore we took
it for granted that the sermons were
not worth reporting, fro we went to
this church (because it was nearest)
on Sunday and sat down more from
a sense of duty than anything else.
The pastor (not very prepossessing
in appearance) arose and commenced
his discourse in a cracked squally
voice. We settled ourself in a seat
as comfortably as possible to be bored
for probably an hour. Dr. Carter
had not been preaching more than
five minutes before we straightened
up and began to listen closely, and in
this attentive position we remained
during the entire discourse. It was
(in spite of the poor delivery) one
of the most interesting and impres
sive sermons we have ever heard in
many a uay. xexi: "we pass our
livea as a story which is told,"
which was taken from the 9th verse
of the 90th Psalm. Subject: "The
Story of Life." The learned Doctor
discussed his subject under three di
visions, vix ; Life is checkered, life
is shait Ufi oftens ends abruptly.
7nder these three heads, the philos
ophy of life, from the time we enter
upon this temporal existence with
a cry till we launch into the great
eternity with a groan, was presented
with a profoundness of reasoning
embellished with sach a breadth o
knowledge and. richness of illustra
tioQ, and intensified with such a depth
of earnestness and fire of feeling as
we have seldom had the privilege o:
hearing. . It U to he regretted tha
the newspapers do not report more
frequently than they do such ser
mons. But we suppose they do no
dare to, do so on account of the la
mentable prejudice existing between
denominate ns: but this paper is no
built that way, it reports whatever
is worth reporting, no matter from
what source it cornea and no matter
whom it pleases or displeases. After
furnishing thia discourse proper, the
divine, pausing a minute, said: 'To
day la the first Sabbath of the firs
year of the last decade of the 19th
century," and then proceeded to give
Krv4i th
i:' r-torJli-ry Swim
In the history 'f "l.jiw country lero
lia. i'rliD. BevT b e t known 'an in
stance of jivat r ir.-n-, vmlticiutce.
and pluck than i'.nt kUowu by E :.ily
Lacy, a youug: iulir 16 years of ge,
at tlii tiuH- of tc reck i f tin- Qut-tta.
As Mir;H Lucy in r-i.. d to !! : ere.mai
In. miH of my tnvii i .r.ya tv-krvi jortnia-
siou to publi h n few more particulars
about her. Slie uu l hor yi.ungr sister,
need 13. were coming to Eti-.'liiml to
complete their eJucatioj. V eai the
crash c.-tnw Emily immediately rutihel
to the c.tblu t try and res'-iw her
vounjeer i-ter. and she tw,i succeeded
- . . . . .
midline me aeon wnere, nowever.
they were at once separated; and tuey
never met afterward. Jliss Lac r na-s
tltat as the vtvsel wnu going down si r- u-
tlemnii ii whow cave the girls were said
to I er: "You hok after y urself and I
will take care of May. " Both thw jrcn-
tleman. however, and tha little sLter
were drowned. -
"Wlien we got aft," she wiw, "the
ehip suddenly went down. anl as 1 was
drinkiuc in the f&. wat-r I Uy.nht I
was going to be drowned. But I came
up again and was Bin roundest by Ciug-
lese and sheep. I felt myself Uinv;
pressed down by tliem. : It-wiw tvrri' "e
Then I wiw a raf t a snort diatauc' . ut.
ajid was dragged on t by tie i.r?r.
who was very kind to me. We were at
tached to a b'gxr rft crowded with
Cingalese. When we got awr some
distance, as tiie Ciiigahae Ixxajw very
noisy, we cut our mft jvlrift. and I re
mained on her with tho purior for a lon-t
time, till we were, as I thought, miles
from the stare; :md. as he tout me that
he eould not swim. I left him nid nuara
for the shore, but I did not reach it, as
it Mas so far away. I weui. on Win.
mine toward the land, and w mother
raft, on which were two Cnalese, to
which I made my way, aiwt t to it;
but. as titer were very rude and excited.
and I thought' they might be drunk, I
left it and took to swimming agaiiu
"When lifted out tt tho water she could
not have kept ftp for another lialf hour.
Sh was quite without clothes, and
burned nearly black with the sun. Be
fore lifting her out of the water a sailor
threw kis jacket over her, and then laid
her tenderly in the bottom of the boat
For SO consecutive liouis site had been
swimmms and noauns, someuaes on
her back, sometimes on ' her side. She
spoke of the heat as so intense that she
had continually to keep ner bead under
water to eseape sunstroke, one. says
that she had never any conscious fear of
di-ath, either from drowning, or from a
worse or more terrible enemy, sharks.
but she often felt her powers of endur
ance giving way, and it was only the
thought of the agony her death would
have caused her parents which enabled
the heroic- gut to continue her exertions.
The wreck took place at 9 p. m. on Fri
day, February 28, and Miss Lacy was
not rescued until 8 o'clock on Sunday
tnorniner. Twelve hours out of that
time site spent with the obiet officer,
Grey, who had got on a raft. As he
could not swim, the brave girt swam -by
the side of the raft and tried to tow- it
toward land. Finding however, that
she was making na progress, a left
him, looping to reach land, which did
not seem far away, and so get food and
water for herself and him. She rood,
however, got lute cross currents, and
when the Albatross rescued her she was
drifting out to sea, ISiea Lacy is now
recovering from the- fearful shock she
has undergone, and haa before now re
turned to her home. She expressed a
great dread of going again on the water,
and it is scarcely likely that the intrepid
girl will ever visit England. O. T.
UK a moment there was
silence in the briehtlvlllui
minated room. Withflushr
ed face and swollen veins
and twitching,' clutching
hands, old Maitland stood there glaring
at the young officer. Before Perry could
speak again, however, and more fully
explain the untoward circumstance,
there came a rush of hurrying footsteps
without, and the sound of excited voices.
The next minute they neard an eager,
angry challenge, and Perry recognized
the voice of the overseer or manager
whom he had met in the morning,
'What do you fellows want here?
was his brusque and loud inquiry as ne
sprang from the piazza and stood con
fronting the sergeant, who was quietly
seated in the saddle, and the question
was promptly echoed by three or four
burly men who, in shirt sleeves and
various styles of undress, came tumbling
In the wake of their leader and stood
now a menacing group looking up at the
silent troopers.
If there be one thing on earth that
will stir an Irishman's soul to its inmost
depths and kindle to instant flame the
latent heat of his pugnacity, it is just
such an inquiry in the readily recog
nized accent of the hated "Sassenach.1
Perry recognized the danger in a flash.
and, springing through the open case
ment, interposed between the hostile
"Not a word, Sergt. Leary. iere, Mr.
Manager, these men simply obeyed or
ders, and I am responsible for any mi?
take. No harm was intended"
Harm!" broke in one of the ranch
men, with a demonstratively loud laugh.
"Harm be blowedt What harm could
you do, I'd like to know? If the mas
terll only say the word, we'd break your
heads in a minute.
Quiet, now, DickP interposed the
overseer; but the other hands grpwled
approval, and Perry's eyes flashed with
anger at the insult What reply he
might have made was checked by the
sight of Sergt Leary throwing himself
from the saddle and tossing his reins to
one of the men. He knew well enough
what that meant, and sprang instantly
in front of him.
"Back to your horse, sir! Back, in
stantly r for the sergeant's face was fierce
with rage. "Mount, I say! added the
lieutenant, as the sergeant still hesitated,
and even the sense of diacrpune could not
keep the mounted troopers from a mut
tered word of encouragement Slowly,
wrathfully, reluctantly, the soldier
obeyed, once turning furiously back as
jeering taunts were hurled at him from
among the ranchers, nnrebuked by their
this nighT you may confidently lookTor
another visit I say that to you also.
Mr. MatMsnd. and you owe it to our for
bearance that there has been no blood
shed here to-night"
uid Maitland s tremulous tones were
heard but a second in reply when he was
interrupted by a coarse voice from the
crowd of ranchmen, by this time in
creased to nearly a dozen men. Some
of them were gathering about Perry as
he sat in the saddle, and an applauding
echo followed the loud interruption:
"Give the swell a lift Tummy; twill
teach him better manners."
Almost instantly Perry felt his right
foot grasped and a powerful form was
bending at the stirrup. Lte had heard
of the trick before. Many a time has
the London cad unhorsed the Encash
"Just steady hk head la that position
one minute, like a good fellow. Ill be
back in a twinkling." said live manager,
as he darted from the room and leaped
hurriedly up the haU stairway.
Perry heard him rap at a distant door,
apparently at the south west angle of the
big ho nee. Then hia voice was oaliinc '
"Mrs. Oowaal Mrs. Oowaal would you
have the goodness to come down quick!
the masters ill.
Then, before any answer could he
given, another door opened aloft and
trading skirta and light foot falls came
flashing down the stairway. Almost be-
mocxt i Basra.
manager. "Now move off with your
A duel was fought at Ashford, Henry
country, Alabama, between J. F. Thomp
son and W. XL BigelL Thompson opened
fire at Rigell. who responded, and 8 or
10 shots were fired. Thompson was
killed, and Bigsll surrendered to the sher
iff. The cause of the duel waa a piece
of land which both men claimed
Blreball Besiue 1
A dispatch from. Woodstock, Ont,
says Birchall is said to he at last begin
ning to realize his. impending' fate and
to be showing slight signs of serious
ness. Mrs. BircI-allV health is improv
ing and she is now able to leave her bed
She has not seen her husban J since sen
tence was rjafsed ou ,hiuv '
men to the gate. Leave my horse, and
wait for me there. 1 Gor added the young
officer, sternly; and, with bitter mortifi
cation at heart and a curse stifled on his
auiverimr line, the Irishman turned his
horse's head away and slowly walked him
in the indicated direction,
."Now, Mr. Manager," said Perry,
turning fiercely upon the younger Eng
lishman, "I have done xuy best tore-
strain my men; do you look out for
yours.. You have allowed them to insult
me and mine, and you may thank your
stars that discipline prevailed with my
people, though you have nothing of the
kind here.
"Your men .have cut down our fences,
by your orden, I presume," said the man
ager, coolly, . "and it's lucky for them
they got out-of the way when they did.
We have a right to protect our property
and eject Intruders, and"
"I came here to inquire for a missing
man a rrght even an Englishman can
not deny us on these prairies. We had
excellent reason to believe him injured.
and thought, not knowing you for the
inhospitable gang you are, that he might
have been carried in here for treatment;
Caere was no other place. Your pro
prietor tells me he is not here. After
what I've seen of your people, I have
reason to be still more anxious about
him. Scant merejy a single trooper
would have had at their hands. Now I
ask you. Do you know or have you heard
ef a cavalry soldier being seen around
here during the day?"
Perry was standing holding his horse
by the curb sjs he-spoke, facing the par
lor windows and confronting the angry
group of ranchmen. Within, though
nearer the window than he had left him.
was tbe bant form of the owner of Dun-
raven, leaning on his cane and apparent
ly impatiently striving to make himself
heard as he came forward. Before the
manager could answer, he was compel
led to turn about and rebuke his men.
two of whom were especially truculent
and menacing. Finally he spoke:
"i nave iieera nothing, out l tell you
frankly that if any of your men have
been prowling around here it's more than
probable some one has got hurt Has
there been any trouble today, men?" he
"By God. t&exe will be if this ranch
isnt cleared in five minutes." was the
only answer.
"Don't make amasses? yourself, Hoke,"
growled the manager. "They are going
quick enough."
"I am going," said . Perry, swinging
lightly intoaddle; "and mind you this,
sin I go wfth well- warranted suspicion
that some-of these bullies of yours have
been respcawihle for the non-appearance
cj myrtle sexist; '
trooper, taken unawares, by hurling him
with sudden lift from below. But Perry
was quick and active aa a cat. Seat and
saddle, too, were in his favor. - He sim
ply threw his weight on the left foot and
his bridle hand upon the pommel, let the
right leg swing over th horse's back un
til released from the brawny hand, then
back it came as he settled again in the
saddle, his powerful thighs gripping like
a vise; at the same ' instant, and before
his assailant could duck to earth and slip
out of the way, he had whipped out the
heavy Colt's revolver and brought its
butt with stunning crash down on tbe
ranchman's defenseless head.
There was instant rush and commotion.
In vain old Maitland feebly piped his
protests from the veranda; in vain the
overseer seized and hed back one or two
of the men and furiously called off the
rest Aided by the darkness which
veiled them, the others made a simulta
neous rush upon the young officer and
sought to drag him from his plunging
horse. Perry held his pistol high in air,
threatened with the butt the nearest as
sailant, yet loath to use further force.
He was still in the broad glare of the
parlor lights a conspicuous mark; eager
hands had grasped his bridle rein at the
very bit, and he could not break away;
and then missiles began to fly about his
devoted head, and unless he opened fire
be was helpless. While two men firmly
held Nolan by the curb, half a dozen
others were hurling from the ambush of
darkness a scattering volley of wooden
billets and chunks of coal. He could
easily have shot down tho men who held
It was sore temptation, for already he
had been struck and stung by unseen
projectiles; but just as the manager
sprang forward and with vigorous cuffs
induced the men to loose their hold on
his rein, there came three horsemen
charging full tilt back into the crowd,
scattering the assailants right and left;
and. this time unrebuked, Sergt Leary
leaped from the saddle and, with a rage
of fierce delight, pitched headlong into
battle with the biggest ranchman in his
way. And this was not all; for behind
tli em at a rapid trot came other troopers,
and in a moment the open Bpace was
thronged with eager, wondering com
rades full half of Stryker's company
in whose overwhelming presence all
thought of promiscuous combat seemed
to leave the ranchmen. They slipped
away in the darkness, leaving to their
employers the embarrassment of ac
counting for their attack.
Leary was still fuming with wrath ana
raging for further battle and shouting
into the darkness fierce invective at the
vanished head of his opponent He
turned on the overseer himself, and but
for Perry's stern and sudden prohibition
would have had a round with him, but
was forced to content himself with the
information conveyed to all within hear
ing that he'd "fight any tin min" the
ranch contained if they'd only come out
where the lieutenant couldn't stop him.
The troopers were making eager inquiry
as to the cause of all the trouble, ana,
fearing further difficulty, Perry prompt
ly ordered the entire party to "fall in."
Silence and discipline were restored In a
moment, and as the platoon formed rank
he inquired of a sergeant how they came
to be there. The reply was that it had
grown so dark on the prairie that further
search seemed useless, Capt Stryker and
most of the men had been drawn off by
signals from the Cheyennes up the val
ley towards the post, and these men who
had been beyond Dunraven on the north
ern prairie were coming back along the
Monee trail when they saw the ugnts
and heard voices over at the lower shore.
There they found Leary, who was excit
ed about something, and before they haa
time to ask he suddenly shouted, "They're
killin the lieutenant Come on, boys!
and galloped off with his own party; so
thev followed. Perry quietly orderea
them to leave a corporal and four men
with him, and told the senior sergeant
to march the others back to the post; he
would follow in five minutes. Then he
turned to the manager.
You will have to put up with my
keeping some of my men with me, in
view of all the circumstances, ne saia.
coldly. "But after this exhibition or
lawlessness on the part of your people I
do not propose to take any chances. I
want to say to you that u is my oenei
that some of those ruffians you employ
can tell what has become of our missing
man, and that you will do well to inves
tigate to-night As to you, Mr. Mait
land," he said, turning to the old gentle
man, who had sunk into a low easy
chair, "much as I regret having dis
turbed your privacy and that of the
ladies of your household, you will ad
mit now that justice to my men ana to
the service demands that I should report
my suspicions and my reception herfi to
the commanding officer at rort i4oss-
ter." - ,
There was no reply. .
"I wish you good night, sir," said
Perry; but his eyes wandered in to the
lighted parlor in search oi a very ainer
ent face and form and still there was
no answer. . x
Tbe manager came back upon the pi
azza and stepped rapidly towards them.
Perry quickly dismounted and bent
down over the crouching figure.
"Why, here!" he suddenly exclaimed,
'your employer is faint, or something's
gone wrong." .
"Hushr was the low ' spoken, hurried
answer of the Englishman. "Just bear
a hand, will you, and help me to lift
him to yonder sofaT ,
Easily, , between them, they bore the
slight, attenuated form of the old man
into the lighted parlor. A deathly pallor
had settled on his face. His eyes were
closed, and he seemed fallen into a deep
swoon. Perry would have set a cushion
under his head as they laid him down on
a broad, easy couch, but the manager
jerked it away, lowering the gray hairs
to the very level of the beck, so that the
"jjjouih caned wide and looked like death
fore he could turn to greet her, she was
in the room again, and with quick, im
pulsive movement had thrown herself
on her knees by his aide.
"Oh, papal dear father! I was afraid
of this! Let me take his head on my
arm, eo," she hurriedly murmured; "and
would you step in the other room and
fetch me a little brandy? "Ha there on
the sideboard."
Perry sprang to do her bidding, found
a heavy decanter ra the great oaken
buffet, half filled a glass, and brought it
with some water back to the lounge.
She stretched forth her hand, and,
thanking him with a grateful look from
her sweet, anxious eyes, took the liquor
and carried it carefully to her father's
ashen lips.
"Can I not help you in some way?. Is
there no one I can can? asked the young
soldier, as he bent over her.
"Mr. Ewen has gone for her our old
nurse, I mean. She does not seem to be
in her room, and I fear she has gone over
to her son's a young fellow at the store
house. Mr. Ewen has followed by this
She dipped her slender white finger
in the water and sprinkled the forehead
and eyelids of the prostrate man. A
feeble moan, followed by a deep drawn
sigh, was tbe only response. More brandy
poured into the gaping mouth seemed
only to strangle and distress brim. No
sign of returning consciousness rewarded
her effort
"If Mrs. Cowan would only cornel
She has never failed us before; and we
so lean upon her at such a time."
"Pray tell me which way to go. Sure
ly I can find her," urged Perry.
"Mr. Ewen must be searching for her
now, or he would have returned by this
time; and I dread being alone. ' I have
never been alone with my father when
he has had such a seizure."
Perry threw himself on his knees be
side her, marveling at the odd fate that
had so suddenly altered all the condi
tions of his unlooked for visit. He seized
one of the long, tremulous hands that
lay bo nerveless on the couch, and began
rapid and vigorous chafing and slapping.
Somewhere he had read or heard of wo
men being restored from fainting spells by
just such means. Why should it not pre
vail with the old man? He vaguely be
thought him of burnt feathers, and look
ed about for the discarded pillow, won
dering if it might not be a brilliant idea
to cut it open and extract a handful and
set it ablaze under those broad and emi
nently aristocratio nostrils. Happily, be
was spared excuse for further experi
ment He felt that life was returning
to the hand he was so energetically
grooming, and that feeble but emphatic
protest against such heroic treatment
was manifest
"I think he's coming to," be said.
"He's trying to pull away. Shall I
keep on?"
"Yes, do! Anything rather than have
him lie in this death like swoon."
Obediently he clung to his prize, rub
bing and chafing hard, despite increasing
tpg and effort Then came another fee
ble, petulant moan, and the hollow eyes
opened just as rapid footfalls were heard
on the veranda without and Mr. Ewen
rushed breathless and ruddy faced into
the room.
"Where on earth can tliat woman have
gone?" he panted. "I cannot find her
anywhere. Is he better. Miss Gladys?"
"Eeviving, I think, thanks to Mr.
thanks to you," she said, turning her
eyes full upon the kneeling figure at her
Blue aim oeuuiug en j o uc uj .uw
his throat with delight at the gratitude
and kindness in her glance. She was
striving with one hand to unfasten the
scarf and collar at the old man's neck,
but making little progress.
"Let me help you." eagerly said Perry.
"That, at least, is more to my line."
And somehow their fingers touched aa
he twisted at the stubborn -knot She
drew her hand away then, but it was
gently, not abruptly done, and he found
time to note that, too, and bless Iter for it
"I hate to seem ungracious, you know,
after all that's happened," said Mr.
Ewen. "but I fefir 'twill vex him awful
ly if he should find you in here when he
comes to. He has had these attacks for
some time past and I think he's coming
through all right Seer
Old Maitland was certainly beginning
to open his eyes again and look vacantly
around him.
"Better leave him to Miss Gladys,"
said the overseer, touching tbe young
fellow on the shoulder. Perry looked
into her face to read her wislics before
he would obey. A flush was rising to
her Cheek, a cloud settling about her
young eyes, but she turned, after a
quick glance at Iter father.
"I cannot thank you enougb now,"
she said, hesitatingly. "Perhaps Mr.!
Ewen is right You you deserve to be
told the story of his trouble, you have
been so kind. Some day you shall un
derstand soon and not think unkindly
of us."
"Indeed I do not now," he protested.
"And whom are we to thank? your
name, I meanF she timidly asked.
"I am Mr. Perry, of the th cavalry.
We have only come to Fort Rossiter this
month." -
"And I am Miss Maitland. Some day
I can thank you." And she held forth
her long, slim hand. He took it very
reverently and, bowed over it, courtier
like, longing to say something that might
'fit the occasion; but before his scattered
senses could come to him there was
another quick step at the veranda, and a
voice that sounded strangely familiar
startled his ears:
"Gladys! What has happened?" And
thererstriding to the sofa with the steps
of one assured of welcome and thorough
ly at home in those strange precincts,
came Dr. Quin. -
news tup wKKir
,, I. Millar I ' w MUU.
Mt rtteMe StyU.
As lone aa God. and hlu ae a Inter
tnoon. Mount Shasta starts up sudlea
rod solitary frera the heart of the grvat
olack forests of northern CWli'urnia,
wriU Joaquin Miller in "My Own
You would hardly call Mount Shattaa
part of the Sierra ; you would say rather
Jiat It is the great white tower of aome
ancient and eternal wall, with nearly all
of the white walls overthrown.
It has no rival! There u not evrti a
mow crowned subject in sight of its
iominion. A hinii-g pyramid in mail of
vcrlasting f roU and h-e, tlw ilor nie-
times, in a day of singu ar clwrua.
catches gtiiupeoe of it from the . a
hundred miles away to the west; and it
may be seen from the dome of Um cap!-
tL 340 nules distant The ttunurani
coming from tle east beholds the snowy.
iolitury pillar from afar out ou the arid
iage Lush plains, and lifts hia hand in
ik'uee as in answer to a sign.
Column upon column of torm
stained tamarack, strong, toetiug pines
ami warlike looking firs have rallied
btr Th-y tand with their Icks
sgainst this mountain, frowning down
dark browed and confronting the face'
of the Sjxou. They defy the advance
of civilization into their ranks. What
if these dark and njileuilid columns. 100
miles in depth, should bo the Uut to go
down in America! What if it ahoull be
the old guard gatltered here, nurVluled
around their einptror in plunn aud
armor that may diw, but not surrender!
Ascend this mountain, stand against
the snow above the upper belt of pine.
and take a glance below. Toward the
nothing but the black and unbroken
forest Mountain, it is true, dip ana
divide and break the moiiotony as the
waves break up the sea; yet it instill the
sea, still the unbroken forest, black and
magnificent To the south the landscape
Binks and declines gradually, but still
maintains its columns of dark plumed
grenadiers, till tlie Sacramento Valley is
reached, nearly a hundred niUt-s away,
Silver rivers run here, tlw sw eetest In
the world. They wind and wind among
the rocks and mossy roots, with lali
fornia lilies, and the yew with scarlet
berries dripping in the water, and trout
idling in the eddies and cool places by
the basketful. On the east the forest
till keeps up uubroken rank till the
Pitt River Valley is reached, and evea
there it surrounds the valley and locks it
nntiffhtin it j black embrace. To the
north, it is true, Shasta vaiiey manes
quite a dimple In the sable sea, and men
nlow there and Mexicans drive their
r .
mules or herd their mustanir pouies ou
the onen plain. But the vultey is lim
ited, surrounded by the forest, coufinod
and imprisoned.
Looking intently down among tne
black and rolling hill s 40 miles away to
the west, and here aud there you see a
haze of cloud or smoke hung up above
the trees; or, driven by the wind tliat is
coming from the se i, it may drag and
creep along as if tangled in the tops.
These are mining camps. Men are
there, down in these drendful canyons,
out of the sight of the sun, swallowed up.
buried in the impenetrable gloom or the
forest toiling for gold. Iach one or these
-1 1 . tf!-l
campe is a woritt nseu. iwrj, ro
mance, tragedy, poetry, in every one ox
them. They are connected together, and
reach the outer world only by a narrow
little pack trail, stretching through the
timber, stringing r-uud the mountains.
barely wide enoush to admit tho foot
men and little Mexican mules with their
aDoaralos, to pas in single file.
But now the natives oi loreaw.
I lived with them for year, lou do
not see tlie smoke of their wigwams
through the trees. Tliey do not smite
the mountain rocks for gold, nor feu the
pines, nor roll up the waters and ruin
them for the fishermen. AU this mag
nificent forest Lt their estat. The great
spirit made this mountain firt of all,
and gave it to them, they any, and they
have possessed it ever since. They pre
serve the forest keep out the fires, for
it is the park of tlieir deer.
Temperatar of the Sea,
The thermometer has become a useful
instrument in examining the basins into
which the bottom of the sea is divided.
The geography ot the sja bottom is de
termined from the temperature of the
water as readily as it would be by re
peated soundings. When t'e Challenger
cruised in the water east and southeast
of China several years ago the geography
of the different seas formed by ihe
groups and chains of isandsoff that
cocst was made out In this way. In tlie
open Pacific, and in all seas into which
the oceanic currents flow, the tempera
ture varies from the surface to the
bottom. Of course the deeper water is
the cooler. If a basin be cut ou from
this general flow up to within a certain
depth from the surface, then the tem
nntnr will be found to lower iut as
in tlie ocean, until a depth is reached j ist
even with the top of the inclining l-i.k
or reef. From tliat point to tke Uttitt
the temperature i found to be uuifo- io.
Some observations in tle waters naitud
will make this intelligible. It was found
that tlie temperature of the Celebes Sea
varied until a depth of seven hundred
fathoms was reached.' From that dpth
down to more than twenty-five Inmdrvd
Tle walls of iU basin, tlien, toward colt, Republican, f Colorado, ni.idrf
the Pacific rise to within seven hu.Hlred a speech hi the Senate aj,a,ti-t AUn
fathoms of the surface. No col lr watr Force bill. It wan highly patriotic
tt..ntht of the troDical r-iuc at a ana oroau-imnuexi in im im i-
Atu r tn hundred faUoiu. was I nrectatlon of Southern
r.m,i into thU Ltbdu. and that w the necessities. Mr.
temperature uiu .-".
serve. In thJ Sula Sea the temperature
remained the sa:ne from a depth of foar
hundred fathom Ut the bottom at tiMre
than twenty-fire hundred fatlto.iM. AU
this bodv of water was warmer than
tliat of the Celebes, becau) the riiu f
its basin coming nearer the surface. nt
o cold water could flow in from Uh
ocean. Ia tlie Molucca Paasag the tem
perature of tlie water decreased gradually
from tbe surface to the bottom. Thw
proves that tliese waters are not cut off
from the ocean current uy any rnige
toward the Pacific. Youth's Comian-
Continued next week.1
' Umw It Affecte Hiss.
Fogg I don't believe in the beneficial
results of ocean bathing. I had a friend
who was seriously injured by salt watat
once. , -- . . - -.
' Fenderly How did it affect him? .
Fogg It drowned him, -
Senator Wtdrott Hiienks in Sym
pathy of tb South Other
Items of Interest.
There was snow In New York Ut
Friday and Saturday thlrtr n Inches
This is the find suocoful hi cron
that there has been In the lat three
The cars have bon loaded and
crowded every day this week with
negroes going South, especially to
During 1890 the number of hooks
In theStalo library were Increased
by 1,531 and there are about 41,000
on the shelves.
The Force bill Is dead. The oppo
nents of the bill succeeded on Tues
day In having it laid asidf In a veto
of 34 yeas against 2U nays.
Secretary Redding field, of the State
Farmers Alliance, lUatos there ore
now ninety-six county and 2,181 Su!
Alliances in North Carolina.
Three Republicans far have had
enough buck-bone to on the
floor of the Senate to give their can
did vlsws against the Force bill.
Tho office, press and tl.vAures of
the Rocky Mount Argonaut wo
burned on Tuesday. The publisher
have our sympathy l:i their loss.
The business failures in tho Ur I ted
during the past year aro reported to
be 10,907 In number, being twenty-
five greater than In the year 18S9.
Gov. Fowle has just moved into
his newly finished mansion. It U
I a magnlncent structure and will ndd
much to the attractions of Rplcigh.
The Chicago Tribune, Republican,
says: "I ho McKlHieyltc weni to
I have labored hard to find the abort -est
and best way to wreck the Re
publican party."
Tbe doors of the People's Nation
al Rank of Fayette ville closed on the
1 31st ult. They xtalcd the cause as
being unable to meet drafts made
upon its funds.
Stephen R. Weeks, a graduate of
the University at Chaoel Hill, i to
succeed Dr. C. L. Smith as Intruclor
in undergraduate history at John
Hopkins' University.
London was visited with a great
fire on the 30th ult There wan no
lives lost f n the fire. The damage
and cost of property is estimated to
be about f 2,000,000.
The employees of the Duke Cigar
ette factory at Durham were agree
ably Bur prised Christmas by lx-Ing
paid double their salary that week,
which amounted to $7,000.
The Indians are still on the war
path. In a hand to hand fight bvt
week twenty-five soiuiers were Kill
ed and thirty wounded. The en
gagement lasted until not a fingle
Indian was In sight. .
The Illinois Democrat" are h?p-
mm wit ww . am w j
py. 'ine Illinois lariu jveiorm
League feasvea in untcago, ana con
gratulathnsover the recent victories
were numerous and the cheering for
Cleveland was loud and long."
It Is a continuance cry about the
increase In price and the lowering
of wages, and thousands of labor
ers are being discharged, under tho
present circumstances. Let this I e
a lesson io every moorer to never
again vote the Republican ticket.
The Indians are in their rag--.
3,000 Sioux are on the warpath.
They are burning churches and
dwellings and will not listen to aiiv
proposals of peace. They must have
forgotten that they are tacklinUn
cle 8m, who has the largest stand
ing army In the world.
A famine in Ireland seems to lie
Inevitable. For the distance cf fit
ly mites in Wi-st Cork the people
are starving. Thoe In t were mo e
fortunate than their neighbor have
divided with them until ths p.p.e
! of the whole county are In ;t starv
ing condition and arc dependent up
on the charity of those abroad for
the maintenance of lifV.
On one day la.t week Senator Wol-
causes hiki
WoJcott is an a'do
debator and he Is working lor
the good of the whole Union a;ul
not to carry out the plans of any fac
tion or part f -heUniou.
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