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1X7 It. ALLEN,
Goldsboro, N. (J.
ill practice in Sampson county.
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M. LEE, M. I).
YHICIAXjSu KOEGN AND DENTIST,
Ojttx in Lee's Druir Htore. je 7-lyr
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tJ PHYSICIAN AND Sur.OEON,
(Office over Post Office.)
tur May bo found at night at the
residence of J. II. Stevens on College
street. Je 7-lyr
Attorney 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
euro will receive prompt and careful
-f W. KEItR,
J Attorney and Counsellor
Office on Wall Street.
Will practice in Sampson, Bladen,
Pender, Harnett and Duplin Coun
ties. Also in Supreme Court.
Prompt personal attention will be
jlven to all leral business. e 7-lyr
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THE UNDERSIGNED, COMM1S
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son county, in the case er Isaac Wil
liams, executor of B. Lee, deceased,
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ceased lying and being in Sampson
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and known as the "Cole place."
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and the balance in two equal pay
ments, payable in six and twelve
months, with 8 per cent, interest
from day of sale, with good and ap
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COMMITTEE ON RAIL
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SIXTH DAY, JAN. l3TH.
(Condensed from State Chronicle.)
The most important matter before
this body since our last issue are as
The bill to punish the false registra
tion of stock was, as amended by
the Committee, reported favorably,
passed second and third readings,
ordered engrossed and sent to the
The bill 10 create the office of
timber inspector for the counties of
Craven, Jones, Carteret and Onslow,
was reported favorably, passed
second and third readings, ordered
engrossed and sent to the nouse.
message from the House was
received transmitting bills and
A resolution of the House request
ing the Attorney-General to lay be
fore the Assembly the legal reason
wny the State should not retain the
bonds given the State by the Rich
mond and Danyille Railroad for
convict labor was adopted.
The resolution requesting the
committee on Education to inqnire
into the public school system was
SEVENTH DAY, JAN. 14TH.
Mr. Bryan, of Duplin, a bill to
apportion the school fund of the
State, to make all public terms of
the same length, which was oi d ered
This is a important measuie and
Senatoi Bryan has given it much
Mr. Aycock, n bill to encouiage
mechanical proficiency in the State.
This bill provides for person.- to
stand vn oxamnation and get such
certificate of mechanical proficiency
from the Superindentent of Public
Instructions of each county.
A message was received from the
House transmitting a message from
the Governor accompanied by a
statement from the Secretary of the
Board of Trustees, for the Trustees
to be elected at this session of the
The bill in regard to the renting
of property by guardians was re
ported favorably, passed second and
third readings, ordered engrossed
ard sent to the House.
The bill to amend thp election
law reported favorably.
During the last election the At
torney-General was called upon to
decide whether or not voters could
register on Saturday . This bill is
to make the law plain that voters
can register on Saturday and up to
12 o'clock, noon.
EIGHTH DAY, JANUARY 15TII.
Mr. Oilman, a resolution from the
Alliance of Onslow county, asking
that before an election for United
States Senator is held, the Assembly
pass resolutions instructing our Sen
ators in Congress to support the 11
nancial reforms as set forth in the
Sub-Treasury plan. Federal Rela
Tho bill to pay Solicitors an annu
al salary was reported favorably.
Mr. Ardrey moved to amend by mak
ing the salary $2,000 instead of
Mr. Butler thought ?l,800 was
large enough. The amendment was
lost. Discussion then occurred upon
the original bill.
Mr. Bellamy would support the
bill, but he believed the salary ot
$1,800 too small. He believed m se
curing the best talent the State could
afford and the salary proposed was
too small ; but he was glad this bil
was introduced. In many cases un
der the present system the Solicito i's
fee seemed too much like "blood
money." He eulogized the worth
and character of the Solicitors of the
State. He favored this change.
Mr. Butler was in favor of the bill
Solicitors were tempted to split up
cases run tho counties to much cost
just to get their fees; but in his dis
trict (the 6th) the Solicitor was so
conscientious that he erred on the
The bill passed itg second reading
by a vote to 31 to 12.
The resolution instructing our Sen
ators and Representatives to do al
in their power to secure tho repea
of the 10 per cent tax on State banks
NINTH DAY, FRIDAY, JAN. 16TH.
The bill to pay solicitors an annua
salary was taken up on third reading
iur. -jLicrner eaia me ngnt was
made on th e second reading. It was
the usual custom, and as the Senate
had passed the bill yesterday he sup
posed it wo uld now pass without op
position, lie went into an exhaus
tive and able exposition of he kill,
For many years the people had been
complaining, he said, on account of I
costs, and this bill was calculated to
relieve them. The solicitors, being
air-minded men, could not object.
he pay, he thought, was ample,
ake the Second District, for in
stance. There were over 800 "bills
and not over 400 convictions report-1
ed. The county had to pay the cost
in the other 400 cases. These 400 1
cases would perhaps amount to $50
each an aggregate of $29,000. This I
bill would save that amount so I
much for an illustration. As the
aw now stands, if h man steals a
pig to-day, a cow to-morrow and a
sheep the next day, the solicitor can
make three separate cases, whereas
the intent of the law is that one bill
should be made and the other cases
put in as an aggravation of the of
fense for the Judge to take into con
sideration when sentencing the con
victed. If the accused should be in
solvent the country has about $100
of cost to pay under the present sys-
em, but the Solicitor gets his fee in
each case. There was no danger of
increasing taxation by this bill. He
was frank to say i hat the bill did not
meet the approval ot the Solicitor
from his district. But he looked at
the question as one benefitting the
whole people of the State.
A number of Senators snokeaeainst
ho the bill, among them Messrs.
Avery, Gillmoro and Greene.
Mr. Greene, of Harnett, said he
did not see how the bill would help
the Treasurv. He was satisfied that
crime was decreasing and litigation
was waning. How then would So-
icitors be paid, except out of the
Treasury ? He was opposed to the
bill. The people had not studied
the question and he was in favor ot
discussion. Two years lrom now
would be soon enough to pass such
Mr. Butler believed the best inter.
ests of the people would be subserv
ed by passing the bill now before
the Senate. It is now estimated
hat the Solicitors' salaries in the 12
Judicial Districts amounted to be
tween $25,000 and $30,000. Under
the present bill the amount paid
would be $21,600. This would make
a saving of f rom 54,000 to 10.UU0,
ind this money all comes out of the
of the people. The bill could be
well entitled Abill to reduce the
salaries of Solicitors." All the cost
reported to the Attorney General
was not the full amount paid by the
people. The time of citizens drag
ged lrom their J arms ana snops
could not be estimated. It was time
confi forever. A countv was terriblv
cursed by loss of time, by loss of
fines and costs and by loss due by in
solvents, which now falls upon the
county. Under thisbill no insolvent
tax is charged upon the county.
Every Judge in the State, as far as
he knew, favored such a change,
and every Solicitor opposed it, with
he exception of Solicitor Allen, of
this district, who was probably the
only one who did not receive much
more in fees under the pregent ar
raugement than the salary fixed in
Mr. Bellamy said it had been said
that this measure was an untried ex
penment. He said it was not so.
New Hanover, Mecklenburg and
and Buncombe had adopted crimiaal
courts with Solicitors paid by sala
The criminal court in Wilmington
had grown in popularity. The peo
ple had confidence in it. Crime had
decreased in New Hanover county.
The court had done good. The costs
paid the salary of the Solicitors. He
favored the bill. His only objection
was that the seHry was too small.
Mr. Allen moved that it be post
poned and made a special order for
Friday of next week. He wished
more light on the subject.
Mr. Butler was always in favor of
more light, but he was opposed to
postponement as it would seem to
invite a lobby to Raleigh to work
against the bill.
Some one asked him if he meant
to say he believed any Senator on
the floor could be so influenced.
He replied that he meant no such
thing, he made no such insinuation;
but we should be guided by the
Book of Books and avoid the ap
pearance of evu. une thing was
certain, there were Solicitors now
m Raleigh who get from $2,000 to
$3,500 in fees, fighting the bill, and
the opposition was stronger to-day
The motion to postpone was lost
and the bill passed its third reading
by a vote of 25 to 18.
A message was received from the
House announcing its concurrence in
the resolutioa offered by Senator
Butler, of Sampson, to appoint a
joint select committee on Railroad
Commission and lhat the Speaker
had appointed as the House branch
of such Committee: Messrs. Jones,
Holman, Bryan, of Wayne, Hall, of
Halifax, Patterson, Gilmer, Peebles,
tenth day, batukday, jan . 17th.
8. B. 108, to allow persons to
change their names in accordance
with Art. 2, Sec. 11 of fie Constitu
The bill provides that any person
having sufficient good reason, may
upon the testimony of good witness
es from the county i'i whic'i he rc-
sides, make application to a Superior
Courtclerk, forachangeof his name,
and that that officer have power to
authorize such a change.
Mr. Bellamy explained that before
the adoption of the constitution of
18C8, a person's name could be chang
ed by special act of the Legislature,
The constitution of 'C8 takes this
power from the Legislature, but
gives it power to prescribe regula
tions in regard thereto.
Mr. Oilman moved to amend by
allowing no person to change his
name more than one time. The
amendment was accepted, and the
bill, as amended, passed second and
S. B. 149, instructing the Secreta
ry of State to furnish to each Judge
and Solicitor in the State a copy of
the Acts of this Legislature affecting
the criminal laws, passed second and
The President announced the fol
lowing as the Senate hranch of the
joint committee on Railroad Com
mi3sinn: Mr Butler, chairman,
Messrs. Lucas, Bell, Grisby and
ELEVENTH DAY, MONDAY, JAN. 19.
The following bills were the most
important introduced : To repeal
chapter 132, laws 1885, relative to
the manner of entering lands; To
consolidate and fund the debt of
Wilmington ; To provide where of
fenders shall be prose juted, in cases
where a mortal wound is inflicted on
the high seas or within the State
where death occurs in this State: To
incorporate the Wilmington and
Southern railroad company; To reg
ulate and define fees ot officers in ac
tions wherein claim and delivery is
resorted to ; To incorporate the town
of Linville; To incorporate the
Hooper Fabric company; To incor
porate the Smoky Gap and Blue
Bidge Turnpike company; To amend
the Code relative to mileage, etc., of
the county commissioners; To change
certain irregularities in the revision
of the jury lists; To establish an in
dustrial school for colored persons;
To amend the constitution so as to
allow the General Assembly to in
crease and regulate jurisdiction and
powers of the purpose of reducing
costs in miner cases.
The bill to amend the charter of
Trinity College was taken up and
i i ;i. 1 ,i - .
Senator Williams; of Pitt asked
that the bill to regulate interest be
taken from the hands of the com
mittee and discussed.
The bill for the belter protection
of the oyster interests of North Cor
olina was taken up at 12 o'clock as a
There was a majority and minori
ty report. Senator Morgan submit
ted the minority report, and, being
sick, had read from the clerk's desk
the report of the minoiity. It claims
the passage of the original bill will
result in serious damage to the con
ning interests, etc., and urges the
dreging for oysters be allowed in cer
tain boundaries. The bill caused
wide discussion, during which tele
grams were announced protesting
against the passage of the bill, and
requesting that a committee be sent
to the section interested to enquire
into the tatter.
The Senator from Hyde, Mr. Lu
cas, took the floor in behalf of the
bill. During his remarks he was
frequently applauded, and he made
one of the ablest speeches during
the present session.
The amendments were voted down
and the bill passed its second and
3ov. Fowle, assisted by his beau
tiful daughter, Miss Hellen, gave a
brilliant reception in the new man
sion on Tuesday evening of last
Senator Culbreth, (a native of
Sampson) has been placed on anoth
er committee on Pensions.
Rep. W. K. Pigford is chairman
of the House Co nmittee on Insane
Asylum. Rep. R. R. Bell is also a
member of the same committee.
Senator Butler is a member of the
Senate branch of the same commit
tee. It really seems that Sampson
will run the Insane Asylums ot the
State for the next two years. We
will have a chance to feather our
nests if cruel fate should ever decide
to send us there.
Mr. Bell has also bee i placed on
the committe on Counties, Towns
The bill to place Solicitors on a
salary passed the Senate after a hard
fight and is now before the House.
We give above a shr rt synopsis of
some of the speeches. The com rait
Continued on Second Page.
TlTT7n 1 ITT
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By Oapt 0HAELE3 I3G, U. S.
Author o"77n Colonefs Daughter," "From
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CopyiUhled 1S68 by J. R LJpplncott Comoaar.
mwieipwa, and published by special ftmngv-
meoi through tne American Pram Association.
T JUST what hour tl
poet surgeon returned
to Fort Roeeiter that
night no one seemed to
know. lie was present
at sick call, and imperturbable as ever,
on the following morning, and the few
officers who were at headquarters after
guard mounting were able to affirm that
the colonel had been courteous as usual
m his greeting to tho medical officer, and
that nothing whatever had been said
abovt his being -away so late ths previ
ous evening. Capt. Stryker came home
soon after midnight, had a brief talk
with his colonel, and went over to the
stables to inquire into Q Wynne's condi
tion before he went to bed. Parke cams
into Perry's room after morning Btables,
and told him, as he was yawning and
stretching in bed, that the captain had
had quite a long talk with Gwynne that
morning, and that "something was up"
ho didn't know what. Later in the
day Perry was sent for by Col. Brainard
and found the commanding officer in
consultation with Capt. Stryker and two
other troop commanders
At their request he repeated the story
of his adventure at Dunraven, beginning
with his instructions to the men he left
at the gate, and ending with old Mait
land's swooning; and about an hour after
he had finished he saw the adjutant with
a small escort ride away down the valley,
nd rightly conjectured that the colonel
had sent a letter to Dunraven inquiring
into the cause of the assaults on two
members of his command. Battalion
drill kept him occupied all the morning;
a garrison court convened at noon and
put until skirmish drill began at 3 p. m.;
and bo it happened that not until near
parade did he find a moment's time to
himself. He longed to see Mrs. Law
rence and question her a3 to the nature
of the "Dunraven stories" she had men
tioned: for what had been a matter of
indifference to him then had suddenly
become or vivid interest, mere were
ladies sitting on the Lawrences' gallery,
he could plainly see, as the cavalry offi
cers came tramping in from afternoon
stables, but he could not hope to ask or
hear anything about a matter so near
his heart in the presence of so many
eympathetic and interested listeners. He
kept away towards his own gate, there
fore, until he saw that there, leaning on
the gate post, and apparently awaiting
him, stood Dr. Quin.
Perry would gladly have avoided the
doctor, the antagonism he was beginning
to feel for him was of a character that
would hardly brook concealment. Cor
dial and joyous in manner as he was to
almost every man, woman and child he
met, it was all the more noticeable that
to the very few whom he held in dislike
or distrust his bearing was cold and re
pellent in the last degree. Something
told him the doctor was there to speak
to him about their chance meeting at
Dunraven. He did not want to speak to
him at all, just now. Yet how could he
hope to have these matters explained
without a meetina and a talk? While
the officers strolled over and stopped,
most of them, in front of the group of
ladies at Lawrence's. Perry stalked
straight across the parade and the boun
dary road, with his blue eyes fixed on
the doctor's face.
The latter was studying him as he
came, and doubtless read that expression
of coldness and distrust; possibly he re
sented it. A all events, something
prompted him to speak in a tone less
cordial than he had ever employed to
wards Perry "a youngster whom I
thorouchlv approve of." as he said be
fore he had known him a week. Still
leaning on the gate post, and resting hia
head on bis hand, the doctor began:
"Mr. Perry, I have been to see you
twice today, but could not find you, and
I wanted to speak with you on a matter
of some importance.
"You could have found me on drill or
the court, if anything immediate was
needed. I have been nowhere else, ex
cept to stables," said Perry, shortly.
"It was a personal matter a some
wbot embarrassinjr one and I thought
st to see you alone."
"Well, here I am. Dr. Quin: drive
ahead and let us have rt,"
"I wanted to ask you if, while you
were at the ranch last night, you saw
anything of a large signet ring, with a
crest and motto engraved on the stone.
"I did not, unless you mean the ono
Mr. Maitland wore.
"The very one! You noticed that, did
"I noticed he had something of the
kind on his left hand when he came
"And it was nowhere to be found after
you went away. You may remember
yon were chafing and slapping that hand,
and I thought you might have accident
ally removed it at that time.
"The reflection is not a pleasant one,
Dr. Quin," said Perry, with an angry
light in the blue eyes.
"Pardon me, Mr. Perry; I put it awk
wardly, but I mean no reflection what
ever. Miss Maitland mentioned your ef
forts to restore the old gentleman to con
sciousness, and together we ssrcbed the
sofa and the floor after we i.ai put him
safely to bed and discovered the loss of
the ring. It is one to which lie attaches
peculiar value, and its loss has preyed
upon him. While I know very well you
I II I IV K 1 V H
couia not nave tne nng, I was aked to
ascertain if you remembered eecing it.
and so establish the truth of Mr. Malt-
land's belief that it was on his fingur
when ho went to that room."
"It was; but I do not recollect its be
ing on hid band after he was carried to
the sofa. It would 6urely have attracted
my attention while chafing it."
"The parlor, hall and piazza have been
swept and searched, I am told by this
note, and iha doctor indicated a Utile
missive he lield in his liand, whereat
Perry's face did not brighten, "and with
no success. I was asked to inquire of
you, and if it has annoyed you, as I in
fer by your manner, pray let that be
my apology. Then I am to say you saw
it when Mr. Maitland entered tlio room,
but not again?"
"Precisely; unless you choose to add
to your correspondent that the next
time I am associated with missing prop
erty at Dunraven I would prefer to be
questioned direct, and not through a
A quiet smile shone for an instant on
the doctor's grave face:
I fear that I have not accomplished
my mission very diplomatically, Mr.
Perry, and am sorry to have vexed yon.
The colonel tells me, by the way, that I
ought to say to you that the reason I
was so long in reaching your party last
night was that I was detained attending
to another case one of our own men.
Good evening, sir." And, raining his
forage cap, the doctor walked slowly
and with dignity away, leaving Perry
too surprtsed to speak.
"The colonel told him to tell me!" was
Perry's wondering soliloquy at last.
"Then I suppose he must have told the
chief Bome ptory to account for his being
away." It was pretty evident from the
young fellow's manner as he entered the
house that the story was not one which
struck him as being entitled to confi
dence or consideration.
On the table hi his little sitting room
lay a dainty note. It was not the first
he liad received under that superscrip
tion, and he bad not been slow to open
and read them. If anything, the cloud
upon ins forehead seemed to deepen at
sight of ft. He picked it up, looked im
patiently at tho address, hesitated a mo
ment, tossed it back on his desk and went
into the inner room. He would not read
it now; it was almost parade time; he
had to bathe and change his ' dress, for
after parade he was to dine at the quarters
of an infantry friend, and Capt. and
Mrs. Lawrence were to be of the party,
Already it was noted that when any of the
few infantry people at the post gave a
little tea or dinner at which only eight
or ten were gathered together, the Bel
knaps were not invited on the same even
ing with Mr. Perry, and vice versa. When
Parke came in, whistling and singing
and banging doors and making all man
ner of uncouth noise in the exuberance
of his spirits, he bolted into Pevry's do
main, as was his wont, and beiu a rat
tling comment on the events of the day.
"By the way." he broke in, suddenly,
we oan't both go to-morrow; and I sup
pose you want to."
"Why, out with the liounda; to-mor
row's tho day, you know."
Perry gave a whistle of perplexity.
The colonel had promised the ladies that
there should be a run this Terr week
All the fleet hounds of the cavalry bat
talion were to be out, and all the officers
who could be spared from the day's du
ties; a detachment was to go over into
the valley of a stream some ten miles
away, pitch tents in the shade, and there
set luncheon for the en tiro party; horses
were to be provided for all the ladies
who cared to go mounted, buggies and
"buckboards were to convey tne others,
and it was to be a gala occasion. Ante
lope, coyote or jack rabbit any four
footed game the prairie afforded was to
be "coursed" in due state and ceremony;
the ladies "in at the death" were to be
crowned and subsequently presented
with trophies of the chase more sightly
than the mask or brush an natureL The
affair had been gayly talked over that
very evening of the colonel's dinner, but
the events of the previous day and the
perplexities of the one just closing had
completely driven it all out of his head.
And yet he was engaged to ride with
Mrs. Belknap, the amazon of Fort Bossi-
terl And for the first time in his life
Ned Perry would have been glad of an
excuse to get away from a gallop with
an accomplished equestrienne.
"Yon don't mean to say you had for
gotten it?" asked Parke, in amaze.
"Don t blow on me, there s a good
fellow; but, after all my 'breaks of yes
terda getting an absent from drill
and into a row at the ranch I declare
it had slipped my memory. No, you go,
Parke; I don t deserve to be let ou any
thing, after yesterday. You've been
sticking to duty like a brick ever since
you joined, and Stryker ought to give
you the preference,
"But you're engaged to ride with Mrs.
Belknap, said Parke.
"Who told you so?"
"I heard her say so. Dana asked if
he might have the pleasure, just a while
ago, and she smilingly replied that it
would have been delightful, but that
you had asked her four days ago, when
it was first planned.
"So I had; but I've been getting into
scrapes ever since, and I oughtn t to go.
By Jove! Ill write her a note now and
say I can't e:et off. It's true enough. I
wouldn't let such a fellow go if I com
manded the troop. I'd make him stay
in and attend roil call a week
"Well, Mrs. Belknap expects you,"
said Parke, dubiously. "Not but what
Dana would be glad to take your place.
Belknap can't go; he's too bulky to ride,
and she'd leave him miles astern first
run we had, sure.
Suddenly Perry bethought him of the
note, and made a dive into the sitting
room, towel in hand and shirt sleeves
rolled to the elbows. It read
Hon Ami You go the Bpragues' to dine this
evening, and there win be cards, sod rou wOl not
be able to get away until very late. Will yon not
come ia a little while before parr.de without ta&t
There Is something I greatly wac t to see yoo about.
bincererr, F. E. B.
Come early as possible after stables.
"Thunder and turf P exclaimed Perry;
"and there goes first call nowl Here,
Parke, you're dressed; ran over and tell
Mrs. Belknap I just this instant read her
note and I can t come; I II get a late as
"How can I, man?" shouted Parke, as
he fled. 'Tve got to get into war paint
too. Lucky thing for me," he added, in
"I dont want to be the one
to tell the prettiest woman at Bossiter
that her note that she sent here at noon
wasn't evened until firBt call for parade."
Perrrs dresslnj- was oomDleteu at rao
ling his BbnrU'ltw the arubW sound- L
txi, ana ne uau 10 go txraigm acrvxMi to
, . . . . ... .1
where hU troop was forming glitter
ing rank of yellow plume and so could
only givo a hurrUsl sidekuig glance to
ward iielknap s quarter. Tbcr was Iwr
bonnie iadysliip pacing up and down the
veranda; and h rmw w ril he would
hate to account for his muo. All through
parade his thoughts were divided be
tween Uie fair face ho had mxn at Dun
raven tho uight before and the dark one
with the loug, curving laahos swxplng
thobo soft, peachy check and half vefl
ing those wonderful, liquid, shaking,
side glancing eyes. lie saw Mrs. B Ik
nap stroll forth a moment as tlnxigh to
join the group of ladice on Um walk.
then return to her slow, graceful languid
ttromenade up and down her piaua. lie
;now that be must liasten to her the in- I
stant the rank of officers dinporwed and
make his peace If ponmble, but as they
marched to tho front and saluted the
commanding officer ho hignaled that be j
had something to say to them all, and,
moving away to the edge of the parade
ground, so that the troops might not be
detained on tho line, bo gathered his offi
cers about him, a silent group under the
little sliado trees that bounded tho road
way, and took a letter from the breat
of his uniform coat.
'Gentlemen," said he, "this will be
of importance to somo of you, and of
interest to all. It explains somOlung
none of us understood, and contains
matter that I deem it best you all should
har. It is a letter from the manager
of Dunraven Ranch. Mr. Adjutant, you
And, clearing Ids throat, Mr. Farn-
"Col Bratuard, til Cavalry, Fort Ruaoiter:
Dur Sis Mr. MalUand la ooofloed to bla bed.
and too ill to pentouaUy reply to your letter of
this morning, which -m duly rec4ved at lbs
hands of your adjutant. lie directs ma to rits
aa follows: that, while he regrets tho boisterous
ooaduct of some of hi eutployea laot enlng and
Utair aaaault on Mr. Ferry, ha considers thai la
view of the results brokaa bead on the part of
ono of our people and no apparent huag to
Mr. rerry the matter should not prcseed. As to
the other assault alluded to, he has no knowledge
of it whatever, and can find no man who has.
"The distinct understanding between Mr. Malt-
land and the former ooaimanding ofltcwr at Fort
Rosslterwas that none of the garrison should
ever pass within our lines, and we agreed on the
other hand that none of our people should ever
trespass on tho reservation. Mr. Maitland holds
that it was tho duty of CoL Drainard's predeces
sor to acquaint him with the terms of this agi
tnent and the resident st Dunraven had no
means of knowing that the Invaders of lost even
ing were not the very men whom the proper an
thertttcs had pledged themselves to restrain frora
'Mr. Maitland begs that Col. Brainard will In fs-
sore ratify and conform with the agreement for
mally entered Into by his predeceHsor.
"Respectfully, P. Ewkx, Manager.
There was a moment of puzzled silence.
Tho colonel looked quizzically around
upon the circle of bronzed and soldierly
faces under the block helmets. Capt.
Stryker's lips were twitching with amuse
ment behind their black fringe of beard.
No one spoke at first; but presently a
deep voiced troop commander gave vent
to his emotions:
"What a bombastic old crank! Who
"An Englishman the owner of the
biggest ranch hi this part of Texas," an
swered the colonel. "Capt. Belknap,
tapi. lawTence, nave you any anowi-
aArra rif tlm Arriwtmn rt L-AtA liA
y-a i r t I
-coining oeyonu tne vague tai we
neara. ur. uin wouia ue more ai u
w- iwa a. a I
we would," answered Belknap.
'I will ask the doctor this
Meantime, knowing no reason why such
a policy of non-intercourse should bo ob
served. I shall not recognize it. What is
more, while you will caution your men
to respect Dunraven bounds as they
xrmlil ntVinr nrivnfn nrotKrtr. ot thorn
show no hostility to the ranch people I
who may have occasion to visit us. Tne "ons shipped lrom Durham "0,S10,
man who brousrht this note tells me he 00 cigarettes, While from New Y, rW
was threatened and abused by somo cav-
alrymen near the stables. Mr. Maitland
professes to have no knowledge of an-1
other assault, but we hVivo evidence that
Sergt. Qwynno was beaten by three fel
lows on the Dunraven grounds yesterday.
That matter is yet to be settled. Now
one thing more: Troop and company
commanders will closely watch their
men tho next few nights; keep a sharp
lookout on the quarters until midnight,
to see that no men Blip away; after mid
night the guard must attend to It. There
is an element in the ranks that would be
only too glad to go down to Dunraven
some night and have satisfaction on their
own account for yesterday's affairs.
This must not be permitted. See to it,
irentlemen. That is all for the present.
Sir. Perry, will you come with me a mo
Perry went. Mrs. Belknap saw him
go and believed herself slighted.
Continued next week.
Davidnon Collfge Note.
The students, though taking a
much loncer holidav than usual,
have about .-.11 returned, and work
has begun in earnet for the spring
We have only one fn-hnjiin .iii(x
Christmas, as yet.
Wehad the pleasure of listening
... I.. .. I... I
dayfn.mllev.Mr. Mills, of ( a - n -
.l..n S C.. who r,reetMMl lit. trial
sermon her-. Should be accept ihe
call the people i.i this community
would indeed he fortunate.
The m8ny friend-' of ur esteem
ed teacher, Col. Martin, uill bede
lighted to learn of i is improvement.
Uis health is much belter than at
any time since la-t May. The Col.
thinks that if bis improvement stead
ily goes on it will not be necessary
for him to return to Richmond.
where, for some time pat, he has
been in the hosp'tal.
Dr. Shearer is able t walk with
out his crutche, we are glad te see.
The work on our elegant Y. M. C.
A. building, which was commenced
last June, goes steadily on. It has
recently been covered and the floor
ing of second and third stories has
been laid, affording a very nice ska
ting hall for the boys. M.
January 15th, '91.
"How to Care all Skia Diseases."
Simply apply "Sway ne's Ointment.'
No internal medicine requ'red. Cures
tetter, eczema, itch, all eruntions on thp
face, hands, nose. &c. leaving the skin
clear, white and healthy. lis great heal-
I ing and cun tive powers are posseted
I by no other remedy. Ak jour drus -
- ' Klt w cwayke's uintment. .
LW k OF I' Rk'
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RlOls l pKMS tF IM i;;;i:sT
"ATI I Kit Kl , AN 1 IUU KFI.Y
NTATKI) SINOK OUR LAS p
Alsicr has had
a violent earth
lymph factory U 1
n New York.
There arc over 2o0 chlldro.i in ti.
vmoru Orph in Arylum.
Thousand arc dying in SitxrU nf
moscourso known M"l!.uk deal U."
nearly tour hundred thousand
""tranis were landed in New York
The late eensus civm the vnlim of
mortirairew la the Unit.il stain
Probably, for the irood of nil ,nr.
tie, the Indian und lkrrin Nv.
trouble aro ended.
A bill iirovhlincfor a SiiVnun. i.i.k.
lie building at lU idn ille hnn Uvn
signed by the President.
Oeorce Hanrmft. tlm hUt..ri .
died on tho evening of the 17th. lit'.
wiwoer nlnetv venrsnhl.
The New York Herald uive this:
".Speaker itetyl'n Motto: Uo -uru
you are wrong, then go ahead."
A negr. woman htabbed iln.1 in.
stantly klllt-d a nvgro man at Max-
ton lat week about a ih-Uv uuarri-1
over ten eents.
The American National
Kansas City closed its doors Tu-w.
day. '. lie cauital stoek f t lit' ll:tll L"
is $1,260,000. NoHtateiuer.t of liabi
lities of assets has been obtained.
There is ono cham-j vet 1 11 C.r
the Force liill bntiHr ir ...
can't get through their bayonet rack
et in tho South they can vol mtcer
and go out and fight the In iian-
A bill for the rcli.;fof Coll. It'll luii.
pie, introduced in the Senate venter.
day, was referred to the (V. rinlttn.
on Foreign Relations. Thi:, is pro
bably the unkindest cut of all. A
Republican Senate, too Washiiiu-
The young men of the fount rv nr..
leaving the Republican party by
hundreds, (live us a feu- n on.
Force Hills and thero won't l.e m.v.
thing left of that party except a rem
iniscence mm a lew itctriracti'ms
N. Y. Herald, Ind.
Judge J. A. Warden of Chattan
ooga, in a drunken spree bnt S in-
may, Killed Ills HOll-hl-law and hln
I file nnK .I.ir.L.i. t. i
vmi J uautiutf. JUU1!0 Wltllli'il
is one of the best known lav.-r I ..
Tennessee. The tramnlv wax l.,
af ' s
piy the result of a crazv drunk
Tee latest from the Irish
that Mr. Purntli will retire and O'
Brien or Dillon take the lend. Mr.
McCarthy, who beat Parnell's imm
Scully at Kilkenny, Is to be iu-ked
to retire in favor of 31 r. Dillon, as a
pc ace-of feri ng. W i I . Star.
wur,ff "wt year tho W. Duke
I i f . .
' y nipieu :m7,OOH,!00, maki.ig a
lulH1 -'-OWi, ;00. In smoking
tooacco mo figures were: Durham
914,M6J K)unas, New York 2,7G1)
Friends of Mr. Wannamakei- Mil V
he has lost $2,000,000 byiro.ng Into
the cabinet. Thin does not im-liut.
what he threw Into the coiitributi.jii
box lo help elect Harrison, lie has
ab-o lost a cood tleul of iM'ttt'l ill
mind and posMbly ome of his re
In the Democratic caucus at Alba
ny, Is. ., last Tuesday cvcnini?
Governor David li. CI11 was nomi
nated for United Ktates Senator to
succeed Senator Evarts. Hill iH n
able statesman and a fdirewd politi
cian. Also Senator Kvrt
nominated the same day by t la rs lie
publican ?aucus to fill the same 1.0
sltion. Two engines were badlv wri cked
on me estern N. C. Hal Irood ou
I11 -Monday. Uolh trains were
moving at a fat rate, but bv nnielr
a-i'n oi the eeglneers the p',-ed was
"""mai clicked. Doth eegines
Mere oauiy wrecked and two cars
i'ar,ii' demolished. Several were
pamiuny hurt, but no ojo whs eri-
L V' " "V- m-
iuuncun .n. iicv
n.an was an Impossibility. 1 1 can
not be both, because their platforms
are dtametricahv nniMMil m-
Pritchard is an earnest and ii'ieoml
promising Republican., and
is acting wl h entire consistency In
voting-gainst the Alliance demands.
The Republican leaders in the
Senate seetn bent upon the deduc
tion of their party. All ri-hl, id
'em go ahead. A'tt only can the
country stand the death of the He
publican party, but it can afT.ird, in
conferedVgiThrcorp lea gmnfi
view oi me general benefit
lunerai, ana will proceed to do it iii
the early days of November, 1 802.
The Indians kicked against l-ing
cheated and starved and the result is
an Indian war, and an absolute de
mand that the Indians shall lay
down their arms and make- com
plaint afterwards. In the in can -tirt'o
British seal-fishers are catching
whav aro claimed to be American
seals and have been doing it for
years, and thus far only some letters
nave Deen written about It. If the
I Brit tons were only a few thousand
1 and didn't have any war-ehipg, it
mignt ne ainerent. WII. Star, t