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VOL, IX.
BOTH HOUSES ORGANIZED
AND 8E1 TLED DOW N TO
WORK.
Vance Instructed to Support tk
Alliance Demands of Finan
cial lteform.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON RAILROAD
COMMISSION ESTABLISHED.
Committees Announced and Many
Important Bills Introduced.
TIIK GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE.
Vance Nominated for Ills Own
Successor.
Editorial Correspondence.
Raleigh, N. Ov Jan. 13th, 91.
The Senate, Lieut-Governor Holt
presiding was organized on last
Wednesday by the election of the
following officers: J. II. Ilinnant,
of Wayne, principal door-keeper;
Capt. A. M. Nobla, of Johnson, as
sistant door-keeper; R. F. Furman,
of Buncombe, chief ck-rk; Mike
Bradsh.tw, of Randolph, engrossing
clerk; G. P. Pell, of Foreythe, read
ing clerk.
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Little el 4e was done on
that day, a few unimportant bills
Mid resolutions only : eing intro
duced.
SECOND DAY THURSDAY, JAN. 8T1T.
The most important bills and res
olutions introduced were a fnllnwa:
By Bellamy, of New Hanover, a
bill to amend section 1246 of the
Coae concernii
ment of Deeds.
Code concerning the acknowledge-
Mr.McLartv. of Monroe, a
bill to
punish persons who
use language
calculated to create a breach of the
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peace. Judiciary.
Mr. Butler, of Sampson, that a
joint committee on Railroad Com
mission be created, consisting of five
Senators and eight Representatives.
Mr. Lucas, of llyde, that a join
committee of five Senators and sev
en Representatives be appointed to
redistrict the State. Calendar.
By Lucas, instructing the Secreta
ry of State, to furnish Senators lth
copy of the Code and Acts of the
Legislature of 1885,- '87, '89. Adop
ted.
Bills were intioducedby :
Mr. Avery, ot Burke,, an act to
amend the chapters of the Code en
titled Asylums and Idiots, Lunatics
and Inebiiates. Referred to com
mittee on asylums.
Mr. ArJrey, of Mecklenburg, a
bill relating to the University and
A. and M. College. Committee on
education.
ITIIIRD DAY FKIDAY, JAX. 9TII.
Among the more important bills
were ;
Mr. Parker, an act for the reliet
of Judges. This bill proposes, in
addition to the salary, that actual
expenses in trausaction 6f public
busi.iess shall be paid by. the State.
This is to do away with free railway
parses. Judiciary.
Mr. Aycock, a bill in regard to
sales and renting of proDertv bv
guaidians, by striking out Sec. 1,590,
and inserting in lieu thereof an en
actment requiring all sales and ren
tals to be made publicly, after 20
days notice, and the proceeds secur
ed by bond when not a cash sale;
provided, that when lands are rented
for agricultural pu:po3es bond shall
not be required. Judiciary.
Mr. Ardrey, a bill to punish the
making false pretenses In obtaining
certificates of registration of cattle
and other animals. Th hill nrn.
poses to punish by a fine of not more
than $100 and imprisonment In jail
for not more than three months any
person who shall by false pretense
obtain a certificate of registration of
better degree than is correct, from
any breeders or any other associa
tion. Judiciary.
Mr. Aycock, a bill to amend Sec
310 of the Code, in regard to the
publication of summons by making
the time four instead of six weeks.
Also a bill to amend Sees. 832 and
840 of the Code, in regerd to actions
v vjait w
before Justices of the Peace.
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Judi-
Dr. Culbreth's resolutions to ap
point five Senators and eight Repre
nentitives to fix and establish the
Senatorial districts of the State was
taken up and adopted.
Dr. Culbreth is a native of Samp-
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sou and Senator from Columbus.
The Goyernor's message was an-
nonnounced and read. It is a long
document, making many recommen
I riail.. L1 U ft . .
dations that would call for a consid
erable outlay of money. Among
rany. other things, His Excellency
recommends that a State Coard, con
sisting of the Treasurer and Auditor,
be created for the purp se oC equal
izing vnlues for taxation between
the Beveral counties; that laws corn
polling public schools to be open at
least fotfr uuonths and allowing the
Cim 1 mn l rvrm t -r I
THE CAUCASIAK ,
various townships to lew a special
tax for that purpose, be passed; that 1
a training school for teachers be es- j
tablished, and at least for females, j
if not for both sexes ; that a Jute
bagging factory be established for
the employment of convicts not oth
wlse needed; and dozens of other
things calling for appropriations or
other expense.
FOURTH DAY SATURDAY, JAN. 10.
Mr. Butler, a resolution instruct
ing our Senator and Representatives
in Congress to vote for and use all
honorable means to secure the finan
cial reforms adopted by the Ocala
Convention of the Farmers' Alliance.
Federal Relations.
The Alliance caucus selected Mr.
Butler, of Sampson, to introduce
the resolutions in the 8enate and Mr.
Holleman, f Iredell, to introduce
them in the nouse.
Mr. Parker, a bill to prevent the
giviug or accepting free transporta
tion over railroad lines in No. Carol!
na. This applies to all State officials,
all State Boards, Judges, Solicitors,
delegates to state Conventions,
members of General Assembly, all
county officers, editors, proprietors
and agents of newspapers, and makes
it unlawful for them to receive pass
es, or for corporations to give them.
J udiciary.
Mr. Green, of Harnett, a bill in
regard to chattel mortgages, provid
ing that whenever household aud
kitchen furniture is conveyed by
such mortgage the privy examina
tion of married women shall be tak
en as prescribed by law in other
cases. Judiciary.
Also a bill to regulate the tees of
sheriffs and constables in cases of
claim and delivery. This provides
that for serving original papers 60
cents shall be charged, and for tak
ing the property f 1 and actual ex
pense of keeping the same. Judici
ary. The morning hour having expired
the Senate committees were announc
ed as having been appointed by Pres
ident Holt :
Senator Bryan, of Duplin, is chair
man of the committee on Library
and a member of the committees on
Judiciary, Corporations and Agricul
ture; Senator Green, of Harnett, is
chairman of the committee on Mili
tary Affairs and a member of -the
committees on Finance, Agriculture,
Banks and Currency.
Senator Aycock, of Wayne, is
chairman of the committee on Pro
positions andGrlevances and a mem
ber of the committees on Judiciary,
Corporations, Insurance, Insane Asy
lums. Senator Gilman, of Onslow, is the
chairman of the committee on In
surance and a member of the com
mittees on Judiciary, Propositions
and Grievances, Fish and Fisheries.
Senator Bellamy, of New Hano
ver, is chairman of the committee
on Corporations, and a member of
the following: Judiciary, Education,
Salaries and Fees, Public Buildings
and Grounds.
Senator Allen, of Bladen, is a
member of the committee on Cor
porations, Propositions and Griev
ances, Claims and Justices of Peace.
Sen Uor Wilcox, of Moore, a mem
ber of the committee on Corpora
tions, Internal Improvements, Priv
ileges and Elections, Engrossed Bills.
Senator Culbreth U on the Com
mittees on Internal Improvements,
Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institutions
and Engrossed Bills.
Senator Butler, of Sampson, is
chairman of the commi tee - of In
ternal Improvements, and ' a mem
ber of the committee on Judiciary,
Insane Asylum and some mi a or com
mittees. f-- " ;
NOTES.
- There is not a man in this body
who voted against a-Railroad Com
mission two years ago. Every "one
was condemned by his Senatorial
district, ; The outlook at present Is
that the Railroads will not fight the
Commission Bill, but try to influence
the selection of commissioners whom
they can influence. If they succeed
in thiSj then this body wiil be mis
taken in judging human nature and
human character.
Seme of the friends (so-called) of
Seuator Vance attempted to light
the l evolution of Instruction, but
they sadly mistook the temper and
the sense of right of the people of
North Carolina. They greatly ad
mire Vance, but their admiration for
a great statesman does not at all con
flict with their right to pass instruc
tions concerning needed legislation
so needed and so vital. Gov. Vance
is here. Gov. Jarvis and others ap
pear on the scene as lobby members
tf the Legislature.
THE HOUSE.
The House wa organized on Wed
nesday, 7th inst., by electing Mr.
Rufus A. Doughton, of Alleghany,
Speaker; Mr. J. M. Brown.of Stanly,
Principal Clek; Mr.H.A.Lathaat
of Beaufort, Beading Clerk; Mr. A.
H. . Hoges, "of waln. Engrossing
Clerk; Mr. H.-E. King, or Onslow,
Doorkeeper; and Mr. G. L, Kilpat-
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CLINTON, N. C , THURSDAY, JANUARY
rick, of Lenoir, Assistant Door
keeper. Mr. D. B. Nicholson has a
position in the office of the Princi
pal clerk and his little son, Powell,
is a page in the House. Mr. J. II.
Jackson has a position with the
Doorkeeper.
Mr. Speaker Doughton is now
filling his third successive term as a
member of the House. He is a
lawyer by profession, and is thirty
four years old. Coupled with ex
cellent taleats he possesses sound
judgment and fine executive ability.
He presides with grace, dignity and
porlHmentary skill. He is, all in
all, well fitted for the place and will
perform its orduous duties with
credit to himself anu honor to the
flUte.
On Thursday the House got down
to business, the principal of which
was the adoption of a , resolution
offered by Mr. Sutton of Cumber
land in lavor of abolishing the tax
on State Banks.
On that day Mr. Button also in
troduced a bill to protect the bag
gage of the traveling public by
makirig it a misdemeanor ; for rail
roads and other transportation com
panies to damage the baggage of
their passengers.
Mr. Watson, of Robeson, Intro
duced a resolution for a joint select-
committee on railroad commission.
Mr. Bryan, of Wayne, introduced
a bill to equalize taxation.
Mr. Skinner introduced a bill for
the perpetuction of the record of
certain court proceeding.
Mr. Hileman introduced a bill to
regulate the. registration of deeds.
Friday Jan. 9th. Mr. Henry in
troduce! a bill to provide for the
redemption of lands pold under
foreclosure, levy, and execution.
Mr. Skinner introduced a bill to
abolish the agricultural, lidn law
and prevent the mortgaging of
crops.
Mr. Ray introduced a 'bill to ap
portion the school fund in the coun
ties according to school population.
Mr. Lindeack (Republican) in
troduced a bill to; prohibit state
officials from receiving railroad
passes. This bill extends to editors
and delegates lo political conven
tions. Mr. Wood introduced a bill to let
out the public printing to the lowest
bidder.
Mr. Henry introduced a bill to re
duce the fees of clerks of Superior
courts and Registers of Deeds.
Mr. Currie introduced a bill to
tax dogs for the protection of sheep
husbandry.
Mr. Watson's resolution to ap
point a joint select committee on
Railroad Com mi tee was adopted.
It is to be composed of 8 members
of the House and 5 Senators.
Saturday Jan. 10. By Mr. Hal-
man, a resolution to instruct our
Senators and Representatives In
Congress. -
This provoked a spirited discus
sion participated in on the Demo
cratic side by Mess. Holman, Henry,
Sklnne , Pesbles and others, and on
the Republican side by Mess. Prit-
chard and Cale (col). Mr. Pritch-
ard was bitter and partisan. Mr.
Cale was for the good of the people
and if ho was a Repjublica he
would vote for the resolution. Af
ter some porleying among members
who preferred postponement, the
resolution passed by a yote of 98 to
13. It is to the effect that our
Senators ia 51st and 52nd Congresses
be instructed and our - Representa
tives be requested to use all honora
ble means to secure the object of the
financial reforms as contemplated
in the . platform adopted at the
Ocala convention of the National
Alliance. -
By Mr. Sutton, a bill to prevent
agents from enticing laborer from
the State:
By Mr Hileman,- a bill t com
pensate Judges of the Superior court.
By Mr. Henry, a bill to1 tax in
comes. By Mr. Skinner, a bill to amend
the law of dower.
By Mr. Hood, a .bill to suppiess
gambling.
NOTES.
Mr. Allen K. Smith, of Johnston,
was elected Enrollicg Clerk on Fri
day. Mr. H. C. Moore, of Duplin,
one of Mr. Smith's leading appo
nents, is in his office.
Mr. Sutton is chairman of the
House Judiciary Ccmmittee. "
Mr. Pis ford is on the committee
on Finance.
There are 4 gentlemen in the
House whose combined weight is
more than 1100 lbs. " , ' .
Mess. Long, ot Warren, and Hall j
of Halifax, ate the handsomest
members of the House.
Mr. A. H. Hoges of Swain county
who was elected Engrossing Cleik,
is Vice President of the State Far
mers' Alliance.
. The House is a body of thought
ful, conservative inen' who think
they know wnat they aro here for
and they mean to do it.
Continued on Second Page.
VVxilto SupromAoy.
DUNRATKN RANCH
A Story of American Frontier
Life.
Bj Oapt. 0H1ELES UNO, U. & Jl,
ArUkor ofTht ColoiuCa DaugkUr,9 -from
Os RankM Th DestrUr Ele.
Copyrighted 18S8 bjr J. B. Lipptacott Company,
Ffofladolphla, anu publiabed by special arrange
nent through the 4mcrica Freaa Aaaodatioa.
CHAPTER VHL
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T WAS very late that night
nearlj midnight when
the colonel, seated on his
veranda and smoking &
cigar, caught sight of a
covturj (sergeant numeoiy passing 1
front gate. The math searching parties
had long since come home, unsuccessful;
Lieut. Perry had returned and made re-
Eort that the people at Dunraven denied
aving seen or heard anything of
Q wynne, that both proprietor and mana
ger had treated hjs visit as an affront,
and that he had had much difficulty in
preventing a fracas between his men and
a gang of rough fellows employed at the
ranch, that Mr. Maitland had fallen
back in a swoon, and that he had left
him to the care of Dr. Quin, who ar
rived soon after the occurrence.
The colonel had been greatly Interested
and somewhat excited over the details of
Perry's adventure as that young gentle
man finally gave them, for at first he
was apparently averse to saying much
about it Little by little, however, all
his conversation with Maitland and Ewen
was drawn out, and the particulars of
his hostile reception. The colonel agreed
with him that there was grave reason to
suspect some of the ranch people of
knowing far more of Sergt. Q Wynne's
disappearance than they would tell; and
finally, seeing Perry's indisposition to
talk further, and noting his preoccupa
tion and apparent depression of spirits,
he concluded that between fatigue and
rasped nerves the young fellow would be
glad to go to bed, so he said, kindly:
"Well, I won't keep you, Perry, you're
tired out. I'll sit up and see the doctor
when he gets back and have a talk with
him, then decide what steps we will take
in the morning. IU send a party down
the valley at daybreak, anyway. May I
offer you some whisky or a bottle 'of
beer?"
"Thank you, colonel, I believe not to
night. A bath and a nap will set me all
right, and 111 be ready to start out first
thing in the morning. Good night, sLr."
But CoL Brainard could not go to sleep.
The garrison had "turned in," all except
the guard and Capt. Stryker. That officer
had returned an hour after dark, and,
getting a fresh horse, had started out
again, going down the south side of
the Monee to search the timber with
lanterns, the Cheyenne scouts having
reported that G Wynne's horse had come
up that way. He had been missed by
Mr. Perry, who galloped up the trail to
catch the platoon before it reached the
Vost, and the colonel, now that he had .
heard the lieutenant's story, was impa
tiently awaiting his return. Up to with
in a few minutes of midnight, however,
neither Stryker nor the doctor hed come;
dim- lights were burning iu both their
quarters and at the guard house. Every
where else the garrison seemed shrouded
in darkness. Catching sight of the yellow
chevrons &3 they flitted through the flood
of light that poured from his open door
way, the colonel instantly divined that
this must be a sergeant of Stryker's troop
going in search of his captain. nd
promptly hailed him:
- "What is it, sergeant? Any news?"
"Yes, sir," answered the soldier, halt
ing snort - "ergt uwynne s come
.back. I was going to the captain's to
report"
"How did he- get back? Isn't he in
jured?" ,
"He says he's had a fall, sir, and has
been badly-shaken up, but he walked in."
"Why, that's singular! Did he see
none oi tne searching parties? see none
of their lights?"
"I can't make out, sir.' He's a little
queer doesn't want to talk, sir. He
' asked if his horse got in all right, and
went and examined the scratches, and
seemed troubled about them: but he
doesn't say anything.
"Has he gone to the hospital?'
"No, 6ir; he'll sleep in his usual bunk
at the stables to-night He is only
bruised and sore, he says. His face ia
cut and scratched and bound up in his
handkerchief. -
very wen, said the colonel, after a
moment's thought "The captain will
look into the matter when he gets back.
You take your horse and ride down the
south side of the valley and find the
Cheyenne scouts. Capt Stryker is with
them. Tell mm the sergeant is home,
sate."
"Very well, sir. And the trooper
saluted, faced about' and disappeared
in the darkness; while the colonel arose,
and, puffing thoughtfully at, his dear.
began pacing slowly up and down the
piazza. He wished Stryker were home;
he wished Capt. Lawrence were officer
of the day, and, so, liable to come out
of his quarters again: he had heard just
enough, about that odd English ranch to
make him feel disturbed and ill at ease.
There, had evidently been hostility be
tween his predecessor and the proprie
tor of Dunraven," and very probably
there had been bad blood between the
men of the Eleventh cavalry and the em
ployes of the ranch, .else why should
there have been bo tmpro-oked an as
sault upon the lieutenant ' this night?
Then there were other things that gave
him disquiet Several officers iiad gath
ered upon the piazza during the early
evening; they were mainly of Jus own
tegimejat, but Capt Belknap and two of
the Infantry subalterns were there; Law
rence did not come. Of course the talk
was about the incident of the evening,
and. later, the rumors ajxwt Dunraven.
16, 1891.
All this was new to the cavalrymen:
they had heard, as yet, nothing at all,
and were not a little taken aback by Um
evident embarrassment and ominous si
fence of the three infantrymen, when
the colonel turned suddenly on IV lknap
with the question
"By the way, captain, I had no tune
to ask Lawrence, and it really did not
occur to me until after he had gone, bat
what did he mean by saying that Dr.
Quin could tell us something about the
people at Dunraven?"
Belknap turned red and looked un
comfortably at his two comrades, as
though appealing to them for aid. The
younger c&cer, bowerer, would say
nothing at all, and the colonel promptly
saw that he had tumbled on some piece
on garrison gossip.
"Never mind,' he said, with a kindly
laugh. "I donH want to drag any stories
out by the roots. The doctor can doubt
leas explain it all in good season.
"Well, CoL Brainard," answered Bel
knap, bulkUy, "to tell the truth, I really
don't know anything about it, and I
don't know any one who does, though I
have heard some woman talk about the
post the relations between Dr. Quia
and some of the officers of the Eleventh
were rather strained, and be is a some
what reserved and secretive man. The
stories were set afloat here last fall, 'and
we had to hear more or less ot them un
til the Eleventh went away this spring.
We know only that Dr. Quin has been
to Dunraven and the rest of us ha vent
Possibly some of the Eleventh were
piqued because they had no such lock,
or perhaps their ladies did not like it be
cause Quin wouldn't tell them anything
about what he saw. At all events, he
refused to talk on the subject at all, and
allowed people to draw their own con
clusions. "He probably told his post com
mander," suggested Lieut Farnham,
who, as acting adjutant of the post and
an aspirant for the adjutancy of the
regiment, thought it a good opportunity
of putting in a word as indicative of
what he considered the bounden duty of
an officer under like circumstances.
"WelL no, I fancy not," replied Bel
knap. "About the only thing we really
do know is that, in a somewhat angry
interview last fall, CoL Stratton forbade
Dr. Quin's leaving the poet or going to
Dunraven without his express permis
sion. I happened to be in the office at
the time."
"Was it before or after that he was
said to go there so often?" asked Farn
ham. "Well, both," answered Belknap, re
luctantly. "But understand me, Mr.
Farnham, I know nothing whatever of
the matter.' -
"I should not suppose that CoL Strat
ton would care to restrict his post sur
geon from going thither if they needed
his professional services," said CoL Brai
nard, pleasantly.
"That was the point at issue, appar
ently," answered Belknap. "CoL Strat
ton said that it was not on professional
grounds that he went,and thereby seemed
to widen the breach between them. Dr.
Quin would not speak to the colonel after
that, except when duty required it"
The conversation changed here, and
littL) more was said; but CoL Brainard
could not help thinking of a matter that
he caivfully kept to himself. It was not
his custom to require his officers to ask
permission to leave the garrison for a ride
or hunt when they were to be absent
from no duty, and only by day. Here it
was midnight, as he thought it over, and
the doctor had not returned, neither had
he mentioned his desire to ride away,
although he had been with the colonel
well nigh an hour before parade. True,
he had Bent the doctor word to go and
join Lieut Perry at the gate of Dun
raven, and that would account for his
detention; but he knew that the surgeon
was several miles away from his post and
his patients at the moment that message
was sent
Meantime, Perry, too, waa having a
communion with himself, and finding it
all vexation of spirit All the way
home the memory of that sweet English
face was uppermost in Ids thoughts. He
had been startled at the sight of a young
and fair woman at Dunraven; he had
felt a sense of inexplicable rejoicing
when she said to him, "I am Miss Mait
land;" it would have jarred him to know
that she was wife; he was happy, kneel
ing by the side of the beautiful girl he
had never seen before that evening, and
delighted that he could be of service to
her. All this was retrospect worth In
dulging; but then arose the black shadow
on his vision. How came Dr.- Quin
striding in there as though "native and
to the manner born?" how came he to
call her "Gladys? Perry had been
pondering over this matter for full half
an hour on the homeward ride before he
bethought him of Mrs. Lawrence's re
marks about the signal lights. One
thing led to another in his recollection of
her talk. The doctor answered the sig
nals, no one else; the doctor and no one
else was received at Dunraven; the doc
tor had declined to answer any questions
about the people at the ranch; had been
silent and mysterious, yet frequent in
his visits. And then, more than alL
.what was that Mrs. Lawrence said or in
timated (hat Mrs. Quin, "such a lovely
woman, too, had taken her children and
left him early that spring, and all on ac
count of somebody or something con
nected with Dunraven Ranch? Good
heavens! It could not be "Gladys
And yet '
Instead of taking a bath and going to
bed, Mr. Perry, poked bu bead into
Parke's bachelor chamber as he reached
the little cottage they shared in common.
No Gladys disturbed the junior's dreams,
apparently, for he was breathing regu
larly, sleeping the sleep of the ju.; and
so, finding no one to talk to and being in
no mood toco to bed at an hour so com
paratively early when he had so much to
think about. Perry filled a pipe and
perched himself in a big chair by the
window seat, intending to think it all
over aain. He was beginning to hate
that doctor; he would hare chafed at the
idea of any bachelor's being before him
in an ainBinf.wirith ciua Mitinft
but a married man knowing her so well
as to make his wife jealous and himself
indifferent to that fact knowing her so
well as to drive "such a lovely woman,
too," into taking her children and quit
ting the marital roof that was too much
of a bad thing, and Perry was- sore dis
comfited. He got up, impatient and rest
less, passed out to the little piazza in
.front of his quarters, and - began peeing
up and down, the clow from hiscorncoo
pipe making a fiery trr.il in the darkness.
' He would have been glad to go back to
thj opkxiel and keen watch yith fru;
No. 14.
but there was one kug wimmmim
his visit to Dunraven that he coaU not
bear to speak of, especially as those
words of Mrs. Lawrence recurred acaia
and again to his memory. He bad not
sam one word he ud not want to tell
of Gladys Maitland.
And so it happened that Peers, too.
was avake and astir when the fooutcitt
of the cavalry sergeant were heard on
their way to Capt Stryker's ovartcrs.
listening, he noted that the soldier bad
halted at the colonel'a, bU a brief ooo
ersation with that officer, and then
turned back across the parade. Instant
ly divining that news had come of SergC
G wynne. Perry seised his forage eap and
hurried in pursuit He overtook the
trooper just beyond the 'guard house and
went with him eagerly to the stable. A
moment more, and he was bsndimr over
a soUlier'a bedside in a little room ad join
ing we lorage shed and by the light of a
dim stable lantern looking down into the
bruised and battered feature of the non
commissioned offloer. whom he had pro
nounced of all others at Roaaiter the
most respected and highly thought of by
the cavalry garrison.
"Sergeant, Fui very sorry to se you
so badly mauled," said Perry. "How on
earth did It happen?"
Uwynne turned his head pamfuQr until
the one unbandaged eye could look about
and see that none of the stable euard
were within bearing, then back again and
up into the sympathetic face of hU young
superior.
"Lieutenant, I must teU you and the
captain; and yet it is a matter I pro
foundly wish te keep as secret as nee-
sible the story of my day's adventure, I
mean."
"You need not tell mo at all tf you do
not wish to," said Perry; "though 1
think it is due to yourself that the cap
tain should know how it was you were
gone all day and that your horse and yon
Dotn came back in suoh condition."
"I understand, sir, fully," answered
Qwynne, respectfully. "I shall tell the
captain the whole story, if he so desire.
Meantime, I can only ask that no one
else be told. If the men in the troon had
an inkling of tho true story there would
be endless trouble; and sol have tried to
account for it by saying my horse and I
bad an ugly fall while running a coyote
through the timber. We did see a co
yote, down near the ranch on the Monee,
and I did have an ugly fall: I was set
upon by three of those ranchmen and
badly handled." .
"Yes, damn them"" said Perry, ex
citedly and wrathfully. "Pve had an
experience with them myself to-night,
while we were searching for you."
"So much the more reason, sir, why
my mishap should not be told among the
men. The two affairs combined would
be more than they would stand. There
are enough Irishmen here in our troop
alone to go down and wipe that ranch
out of existence; and I fear trouble as It
stands."
"Whether there will be trouble or not
will depend very much on the future
conduct of the proprietor and manager
down there. Of course we cannot tol
erate for an instant the idea of their
maintaining a gang of nifnans there who
are allowed to assault officers or men
who happen to ride around that neigh
borhood. You were not inside their
limits, were you?"
"Yes, sir," said the sergeant pain
fully, ,"I was; I had tied my horse out
side and ventured in to sret a nearer
look at the buildings."
"What time did it happen?"
"This morning, sir; not more than an
hour and a half after you spoke to me in
the valley."
"Indeed! Then you must have lain
there all day! Why, Qwynne, this will
never do. Til go and get the surgeon
and hare him look you all over. You
must have been brutally mauled, and
must be utterly exhausted."
"Dont go, sir," said the erseant.
eagerly stretching forth a hand. "It-
it isn't as you think, sir. I have been
kindly cared for. They're not all ruf
fians down there, and the men who as
saulted me will be fully punished. Pve
been quite as well nursed and fed and
brandled and bandaged as though I'd
been carried right tohcepitaL Indeed,
I don't need anything but rest IU be
all right in a day."
"But 1 think Dr. Quin ought to see
you and satisfy us you are not injured."
"Be satisfied, sir. The doctor has seen
me."
"Why, but bow? where? He was her
all day, and only went away at sunset
He joined me at Dunraven about 9
o'clock, and hadn't returned when 1
came in. Did he find you and bring
you back?"
Qwynne hesitated painfully again:
, "The doctor saw me this evening
down near where I was hurt: but I got
back here without his help, sir. Lieu
tenant" said the soldier, suddenly,
"there are one or two things connected
with this day's work tliat I cannot telL
Come what may, L must not speak of
them, even to the captain.
Perry was silent a moment Then he
kindly answered:
"I do not think any one here wilt
press you to tell what you consider it
might be ungrateful or dishonorable in
yon to' rereaL 1 wQl do what I can to
see that your wishes are respected. And
now, if you are sure I can do nothing
for you, good night, sergeant.' A nd the
young officer held out his liand.
"Good night, sir answered Gwynne
He hesitated one moment It was the
first time since he entered the service,
nearly five years before, that an officer
offered him his hand. It was a new and
strange sensation. It might not be "good
discipline to take adrantage of It, but
there were ' other reasons. Qwynne
looked up in the frank blue eyes of his
heutenant and read something there that
told a new story. Out came a hand
slender and shapely as that of the young
omcer, and the two were silently
firmly clasped.
"How can I question him?" said Perry
to himself as he walked slowly borne'
ward. "Is there not something I am
holding back? eomething I cannot speak
of? By Jupiter! can bis be the same
son!" --- : r '
Continued next week.
Bocklen'r Araiea Salve.
The beet Salve ia the world lor Curs.
BrtJses, Sores, Ulcer, Halt Hbeuiu, Fe
Ter Soros, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chil
b ain, Corns, and all ,Sk:n Eruptions,
ami positively cures . Piles, or no par
reouired. It i sunrantceu U- civ per-
tect satislacticn, or mosey refunded.
Price 25 cents per box. For sale by
Dr. JL H. Hoixioav. Clinton, and J.
K. Sxitk, Druggist, iloantOlirSi II. 0.
THINK I
JUDICIOUS ADTEKTK
CUEATES many a mw IxuMtws
E LAliGlaABj an ok bo .f M,
JUSVIVES many 4 doll IxaiotM,
RESCUES many a kt bus!,
many a failing U ln,
PRESERVES mapj
SECURES vkx ia
Therefore adrertta in a pr -ir.
on the people arc anxlou
SEWS OP TI1E WKEK.
VAIUOU8 ITEMS OF INTKUKST
G ATI I Kit ED, AN1 I1IUKKLY
8TATKD SINCK OUlt LAST
' ISSUK.
A bank has
been cUblWhed nt
Scotland Neck.
Mr. A II. PwJdUon Iiai become
an asaociate editor of the nunriw
Herald.
New York boat-la of tho imbHc.
Uon of 2706 distinct new papers aim
periodicals.
In the new territory of Oklahoma
there are 30.000 innmle In recti for
the necesKarlre of life.
The expense to run our rxtrava-
(Tata government Is said to bo ntxut
$90 every minute.
The Durham ttlackweli Tobacco
Company, put up 7uO,oo pounds of
is celebrated smoking tobacco In
December.
The Chicago Herald savs that tbn
next IIouso or ReprcmmUtlrc will
be the largest party majority in tbo
American Congress.
President Jeff. Davis mansion, in
Richmond, Va, has been conveys!
to the Ladles' Confederate Literary
Association.
There has been more cold weather
Id England and the whole continent
this winter than there has loen hr
a century.
The record of Insurance compa
nies show that the American imm
lives longer than men of the same
race In the old world.
Tho miners of Pennsylvania uiakn
a strike which will affect .10.0000.
This is what such men as McKlnlry
is aoing lor tne people.
Hon. Paul C. Cameron, of HUN.
boro, died last Thursday. Ho wa
the wealthht citizen oftbeStstH
and had held many prominent iol
tlons of trust.
Minnesota has elected a Democrat ic
Alliance ticket In tho House, ntid
Nebraska, after much difficulty, hit
succeeded in bavins a Democrat-
nance Oovernor.
The cotton crop of the Houth 1 .4
much mom than the total corn cmi
of the whole United Statcsand mum
than f 100,000.000 greater thai; the
wheat crop of tho whole country.
I'M win 1J. Wynans was lunuura
ted Governor of Michigan a lew U a
ago. He Is a level-headed farmer
and the flrxt Democrat! (loven.i
ihat the State has had in thirty yearn.
The experiment of limited female
suffrage has not proved a num. in
uoston. The first year of its iutn.
duct Ion 20,000 voters registered, but
latxyear less man 8,000 came In line.
Blind Tom is said to be dyimr of
consunplion. During hN life !.n
accumulated about S5U0.OO0. but ho
Is now dying in poverty, and lu
can't "see" where hN wealth ha4
gone.
i So- Hill, of New Yotk, say h.
win not except a third term, not
will he bearandldatefer the United
States Senate; and it seems that no
thing will satlsfyhim but the Presi
dency. The ejection of Mr. Douzhton. of
Aileghaney, as Speaker, seems to
give geeral sal Nfaction. He is In
full sympathy v Ithf tho farmers and
oneof the glittering stars that adorns
the est.
Statistics ou tho growth tf tho
South from 18SO to 18M) show an In
crease of population of 19.0 rwr rent.,
of actnai wealth, 62.5 per cent., of
capital Invested in manufacturing,
20.7 percent.
The Richmond (Vs.' 'Statu
"With Cleveland as the Democratic
standard bearer, victory will 1kj as
sured. Compared with Cleveland,
the best Republican that could be
named would appear weak.
The Sylvan Grove steamer, at Nor-
throp's wharf, on the wet !1 of
the Cape Fear river, where she w.n
laid for the w.nter. was burned m
last Saturday morning. The 1mm N
about $30,000 with Insurance for over
f20,000.
Ex-Pol i-e.tULU Hocrue. ulm vr
hried for hU life In the Wake Coun
ty Superior Court last week li kill-
ing a negro several inontr a iut-e in
Raleigh, aud who resNted the plie
inan in arrest, wa acquitted after
three day trial.
Iist year we sold abroad $ 225.O00.-
000 of bread and meat and $40- ,000,
000 in cotton, a practical ill iwlr.i 1
of the truth of Senator Wol r tiN
-ernark that this N not a go ! tirm-
!o disorganize I he South. Xc Y.
World, Dem.
The majority of the member of
the Iegislature, which convcm! bst
week, are new men. There nrv f,r-ty-throe
Democrats and seven Re
publicans in the Senate, a:d 102
Democrats, 17 Republican :md m.ut
Independent itt the Houe, and it U
what might be called a Faruien'
Legislature.
The New York Herald glv out
the following, not news, but a t&: r
"The young men of toe country arj
leaving the Republican party by
hundred Giveosa few niorv
bills and there won't be any thin:
left of that party except a re ninN
cence and a few- petri fad ions."
Wilmington Messenger.
Ameri I having trouble with
England about sealing interests tho
results that are to follow are feared
to be serious. Uncle Sam seems to
1 unlucky of late, and If England
K
decides to try us again and the Ir.c! 1 -ana
keep rata, the navy auu t ie
I military wlU probably have their
i
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