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NOTICE.
THE UNDERSIGNED, COMMIS
I hionc duly appointed by an or
der of the Superior Court of Samp
son county, in the case er Isaac Wil
liams, executor of B. Lee, deceased,
against the heirs-at-law of the said
11. Lee, will, on the 9th day of Feb
ruary, 1891, at the court horse door
in Clinton, N. C, at public aucth n,
frell the lands of the said B. Lee. de
ceased lying and being in Sampson
county, .Newton Grove township,
and known as tho "Cole place'
Terms of Sale 20 per cent, cash,
and the balance in two equal pay
ments, payable in six and twelve
months, with 8 per cent, interest
Irom day of sale, with good and ap
proved security. Title reserved un
til the purchase money is pain in full.
ISAAC WILLIAMS,
Exec't and Commissioner.
January 1st; 1890. 8-it
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WILMINGTON, N. C.
Cotton and Timber
: also :
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as
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VOL IX.
STATE CAPITAL.
Ben ate Chamber,
Raleigh, N. C, Jan. 2Gth, 9I.
(Condensed from 8tate Chronicle.)
THE SKNATli.
TWELFTH BAY, TUESDAY, JAN. 20.
At he request of Mr. Williams,
Senate bill 3, amending Sec. 3005,
Chap. 02 of the Code, was taken
from the committee and placed upon
the Calendar. The bill repeals the
existing law allowing the collection
of more than 6 per cent, interest.
Mr, Williams made a strong speech
for his bill and urged its immediate
passage, but upon motion it was
mad 3 the special order for 12 o'clock
next Wednesday, when there will
be a sin rt discussion pro and con.
Mr. Butler, a bill to define fees of
ofhetrs in actions where claim and
delivery are resorted to.
Mr. King, to prevent the playing
of games in any place where liquors
are sold.
Mr. Butler, a bill to create a Rail
road Commission. This is the bill
formulated by the Railroad Com
mission caucus. The Chronicle will
give the bill in full when it comes
up for discussion. The bill was re
fered to the joint committee on
Railroad Commission, of which Mr.
Butler is chairman. Two hundred
copies were ordered printed.
THIRTEENTH DAY, JAN. 21.
Mr. Culbreth, to enlarge the Juris
diction of magistrates.
Mr. Butler offered a reslution of
thanks to Hon. J. L. M. Currie for
the eloquent, able and highly instruc
tive address with which ho favored
the General Assembly to-day, and
that he be requested to furnish a
copy for publication.
The resolution was unanimously
adopted.
A bill to change the name of the
Western North Carolina Insane Asy
lum to the North Carolina Hospital
passed its several readings. Tho bill
provides for the care of a limited
number of inebriates in the institu
tion aud for police regulations.
Mr. Bellamy's bill to prevent per
sons making assignments to have
preferred creditors was made special
order for Friday at 12 o'clock.
FOURTHTEENTH DAY, JAN. 22.
At this juncture Mr. Butler an
nounced that Hon. J. L. M. Curry
had complied with the request made
yesterday, and moved that 1000
copies of his educational address be
printed. The motion prevailed.
The President announced that the
special order for this hour was the
consideration of the bill establish
ing a Normal and Industrial Train
ing School for girls.
The bill of much discussion pass
ed its second reading by the follow
ing vote :
Ayes: Messrs. Allen, of Bladen;
Allen, of Granville; Alston, Ardrcy,
Avery, Aycock, Bellamy, Biship,
Bowers, Bull, Chesson, Culbreth,
Davis, ot Franklin; Durham, Free
man, Galloway, Gilman, Greene, of
Harnett; Greene, of Wake; Griggsby
Hobson,. King, Lucas, McLean,
Mitchell, Morgan, Paine, Parker,
Reid, Reynolds, Rose, Bussell,
Shankle, Speight, Stanford, Turner,
Twitty, Walser, White, Wilcox,
Williams.
Nays: Messrs. Bell. Davis, of
Haywood.
Mr. Butler explained that he did
not vote for the reason that he had
been instructed by the Sampson
county Alliance not to support the
bill. He felt sure that if they knew
the ci"cumstances, and that the
State would not be taxed for the
school, they would not object to the
bill. But with instructions not to
support, he could not vote against
the bill.
FIFTEENTH DAY, JAN. 23
Mr. Allen, of Granville, to make
appropriation for the Colored Or
phan Asylum at Oxford; to provide
for the removal of incompetent
County Superintendents of Educa
tion.
Bill to amend chaper 202, laws of
1889, passed third reading.
Bill to amend chapter 68, laws of
1887. The bill makes the minimum
fine for carrying concealed weapons
thirty dollars.
Bill to incorporate the Leaksville
Allutuaium Manufacturing company
elicited considerable discussion on
the clause allowing perpetual sue
ccssiou. It was amended by strik
ing out the woras "perpetnal suc
cession."
Mr. Butler said that he was glad
the "perpetual succession" clause
was stricken out, but that that was
n-t the worst feature of the bill.
That its capital stock was unlimited
ana that that had the power to
mergo with any other company and
go into even a different businnesa
not contemplated in Its charter. In
short it was tho most sweeping bil
that had come before this body. He
moved that the bill be recommitted
for closer examination and for
amendment. The motion prevailed.
THE A
SIXTEENTH DAY, JAX. 24.
On motion of Mr. Turner, the
rules were suspended, and Mr. Wil
liams' bill making Gen. R. E. Lee's
birthday a legal holiday, was taken
up.
Mr. Williams .aid that this bill is
to commemorate the name ot one of
the greatest men known to history.
He was certainly the greatest war
rior that has ever lived. His char
acter was spotless. He possessed
magnetism as no other man known
to the world had possessed. It is
not his he oism so much thit we
would like to bring be lb re the youth
of the land, as his devotion to duty.
We have very few holidays in this
country, and he though i It wise and
fitting to have days upm which our
people will assemble and talk about
the great men who have made our
history illustrious. The bill passed
without a dissenting vote.
SEVENTEENTH DAY, JAN. 26.
A resolution, introduced by Sena
tor Aycock, thanking our Senators
and Representatives in the U. S.
Congress lor their manly and able
fight against the Force bill, and
further that this Legislature would
not appropriate one cent to the
Columbian Exposition if this bill
should become a Jaw. The resolu
tion passed by a strict party vote.
The action of this body was flashed
over the wires to Washington. In
less than two hours the news flashed
back that the Democrats is Congress-
had succeeded in postponing the
"Force Bill."
NOTKS.
Mr. Neal Bell, of Piney Gr jve,
wa up Tuesday to see his little
daughter, who is in Raleigh.
The R. R. Commission committee
give a public hearing to the Rail
roads to night. The bill has passed
its first reading and will probably
be put on its second reading Fri
day. Senator Culbreth, of Columbus,
has been appointed chairman of the
committee on re-districting the San
atoria! districts.
The 6 per cent interest bill will be
strongly advocated this week.
Mr. William Daughtry, of Samp
son came all the way to Raleigh to
see Senator Vance re-elected. He
spent several days here.
THE HOUSE.
Though no time has been wasted
in this body, not many measures of
general interest were considered du
ring the past week.
A bill levying a tax of 25 cents
per ton on fertilizers sold in the
State passed the House. It provok
ed some discussion some members
opposing the tax and ethers wishing
to make it less.
The most important bill to our
section of the State, which will pro
bably be considered during the ses
sion, passed the House on Tuesday.
It is Mr. Sutton's bill to tax emi
grant labor agents. It provides that
no agent or person shall solicit any
person to leave this State for the
purpose of being employed outside
of the State without first obtaining
a license therefor. For this license
he shall pay one thousand dollars m
each county in which he shall solicit
laborers. The penalties are heavy.
So if the bill passes the Senate, and
proves to be constitutional, the busi
ness of enticing laborers fro in North
Corolina will probably be put an end
to. The bill will hardly fail to pass
the Senate, as all the central and
eastern sections are suffering under
the evil sought to be remedied.
On Friday Mr. Jonss introduced a
resolution instructing our Senators
and requesting our representatives
in Congress to vote against the force
bill. This precipitated a warm dis
cussion. In explanation of his vote
Mr. Pritchard, the Republican lead
er ot the House, made a bold, bitter,
partizan speech against the rosolu
tion. He declared the election bill
aimed at in the resolution was no
"force bill." It simply meant a free
vote aud a fair couat. Experience
had demonstrated that the colored
man in the South dared not cast his
vote as he wished, and if he did it
would not be counted, and much
more to the same effect.
Mr. Peebles, Mr. Skinner and Mr.
Jones replied to him, andTlid it ef
fectually. Mr. Pritchard is a man
of handsome presence and marked
ability, but his partizanshlp is
limited only by the exegencies of
his party. Judging from his course
here, he is in full accord with all
the schemes of the national Repu
blican party to perpetuate its power.
Mr. Bell hss introduced a bill to
abolish county boards of education
and to pay County Superintendents
$1.00 a day out of the public school
fund and requiring all persons ex
amined by them to pay them $2.00.
Also one to prohibit the" sale of
liquor within one , milo , of Turkey
post office. . The latter was asked
for by nearly all the citizens in the
community. - r
CLINTON, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY
NOTES.
One member from an extreme
eastern county has been urged by one
of his constituents to secure erection
of a light house at the mouth ot a
certain creek and to have that con
stituent appointed keeper.
The Fame gentleman also has been
appointed to secure an appropriation
of $25,000 to clean out a certain
stream.
Many of the members are still sick.
Mrs. W. K. Pigford, accompanied
by one of her little girls, was in the
city last Friday, on her way to vi-dt
relatives at Winston.
Some days ago a Republican mem
ber of the House, before tlr commit
tees of the present House had been
printed, read over the list of the
committees of the hst House and
became very angiy because he
had not been appointed on any com
mittee. A TRIP
Through Eastern Cumberland
ane Northern Sampson.
(Special Correspondent-)
Fayetteville, N. C,
January 21st, 189L.
"Mr. Editor: On last Friday morn
ing, in company with a friend, the
writer left this place on a trip
through Eastern Cumberland and
Northern Sampson. On the way we
found the farmers busy plowing and
repair'ng their fences, all of which
goes to show that the farmers are
more determined than ever to make
success of farming. Most every
farmer's house we passed we found
from ten to fifty bags of cotton in
their yards and this shows that they
are out of debt.
Afteralongand weary ride through
the rain we arrived at the home of
that clever gentleman, Mr. George
Williams, of Newton Grove, where
wo . pent the night, aud a very plea
sant one too.
Neat day we visited Newton
Grove, where we find everything in
a prosperous condition. The mer
chants at that place have u good
trade, and if they had a railroad
there it would be one of the fore
most towns in this country. We
think that the farmers and business
men of that section should hold a
meeting and take some steps towards
getting a railroad through that sec
tion. That night we returned to Mr.
WilliaiL-s', where we attended a very
enjoyable dance given by the young
people of that place. The music,
which was very good, was furnished
by the string hand. The music ren
dered by Miss Sallie Sneed, on the
violin, was as good as we ever heard.
Sunday we visited the Salem sec
tion of Sampson county, and find
the school at that place in a prosper
ous condition ; we also find a large
building in course of erection there
for the accommodation of pupils.
The main building is to be eighty
five feet by forty leet, two stories
high, and there is to be a hoarding
house added to the main building
40x35 feet. Salem is destined to be
come one of the best instit utions of
learning in the State.
Sunday night was spent with our
good friend, Mr. C. H. Williams, of
Dismal, where we had the pleasure
of meeting the Music and Art teach
ers of Salem High Sch ool.
After a long ride, Monday night
finds us again in the old historic
town of Fayetteville.
"Ettelam."
A Right of Horro-.
The Eg.vpt coal mine, near Egypt
Station. K. C, ia the only coal mine in
North Carolina, and has ntmally 401abor-
rn employed iu it The pit is 430 feet
deep, iind tUt-re is only one cage used to
draw out the men. During one after-
no-i tlik ctg(? yas caught by a Blight
cavo in Rttout midway between the top
and lotcom of tc shaft, thus rendering
nsoIecB th- only, means by which the
la'tnirers cotld et out.
At Crst Robody knew what to do.
M Uiers. ive, and children, of the im
prisoned ui gathered about the mine
and their eriea of apjony conld be , heard
a mile aw;y. It was known that the
water rose rery rapidly in the mine, and
with the machinery blocked there was
no possiMe way of pumping it out. Hie
miners would therefore drown if not
rescued coon. No voice could penetrate
the deptta, and no sound could be heard
from below.
Night came on, but there was no pros
pect of rescue. At last the president ef
the coal mine company got some men to
work, and throughout the long hours
whil they tried to loosen the machinery
mothers walked up and down weeping,
with babies in their arms.
Midnight came but nobody thought of
sleeping. Just before daybreak some
men w ere lowered down to the fastened
cage and cut a hole in it The glad tid
ings were sent up that the men were all
alive. Soon ropea were let down, and
one by one they were pulled ; out. All
were alive, but had the rescue been de
layed a few hours more sdl would have
been drowned, as the water in the mine
bad rUcn four feet and would soon have
covered lite head of every man. They
were all wet, oold, and half starred. One
old man said:
"We did not expeCl to be rescued at
all. We felt sure that the mine, had
caved in at the top, and not a man of Us
ever expected to be taken out of that pit
alive. We huddled close together, and
spent the time in singing and praying.
We knew by the rate at which the water
was rising on us that it could only be a
matter of a few hours before we should
all drown, and it required a lot of talk
and persuasion to keep some of tha men-
from lying down in the water and
drowning befoie it was three feet deep.
We then made a bargain to stand ou our
feet just as long as we could, and when
we ceuld stand no longer we had agreed
to all lie down in the water at the $ame
time and die. It was an awful tuna.
and X think we ail Buffered the fcorrora
of a hundred deaths.
i
UCASI
7 mzx. Wjilto Supromaor.
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DIRAffl RANCH
A Story of American Frontier
Life.
By Capt CHABLES ZIKO, IJ. g. JL,
A uthor of"Th ColoneTt Daughter MiVom
th JtanJcs,n "Ths Deserter," Etc.
Copyrighted 1S38 by J. B. LLpptacott Com pan-,
F-lUdelphU, and pabllahed bjr spec-U arrtu-g.
S-et-t through tha American Praia -s-rti
CHAPTER X
HE hounds were out. and
all Fort Rossiter "society
was with them
The day
was faultless neither too
warm nor too cloudy: a
is brisk westerly breeze sent
the cloud shadows sailing steadily across
the broad prairie s-a and keeping the
veils and skirts of the Amazons of the
party a-flutter. Three there were of
these, the rest of the sisterhood pre
ferring to follow the hunt by buggy or
buckboard, though frankly expressing
their envy of the fortunate riders.
Mounted on her own spirited little bay,
admirably fitted as to habit, and sitting
squarely and well, Mrs. Belknap would
have been the center of observation of
all the cavalry officers even had she not
been, as she incontestably was, the
beauty of the garrison. The colonel had
offered Mrs. Lawrence one of his own
horses, and therefore was accorded the
right of being her escort. Mrs. Sprague
was similarly indebted for her "mount"
to Capt. Stryker; and a very bright and
beaming little body she was as she rode
over the springy turf at the side of the
dark haired troop leader.
"Hard lines on Perry, Isn't it?" said
Mr. Graham, as he trotted up beside Mrs.
Belknap and took his place for the mo
ment with her bevy of cavaliers. "First
time he ever missed a hunt, I reckon.
"He needn't have missed this one,"
said Parke. "It was my week, and I
told him to go; and Capt. Stryker said so,
too; but"
Here Mr. Parke-broke off suddenly and
looked in mild wonderment in Dana's
f aee, for that young gentleman had man
aged, unseen by Mrs. Belknap, to swing
free his right foot and givo the speakers
left a vehement kick. Too late, however.
Mrs. Belknap had heard it.
"Are you cavalrymen all so little to be
trusted?" she asked, with a brilliant smile
upon her flushing face. Exercise and
excitement had lent unusual sparkle to
her eyes and color to her cheeks -"she is
positively beautiful today," as Mrs. Law
rence confessed to the colonel at the mo
ment. "I had a note from Mr. Perry this
morning saying he was grievously dis
appointed, but that some troop duty had
been assigned to him which could not be
transferred and he must stay and finish
it."
"What he said is true, Mrs. Belknap,"
promptly asseverated Mr. Dana. "The
papers have all to be in readiness for
muster on Monday, and the saddle kits
put in shape for inspection."
"Only in Capt. Striker's troop?" softly
inquired the lady, with eyelids rising in
credulously. "No, of course not. One officer is
back at the post from each troop. It
happened to fall on Perry in his."
"I fancy I should prefer serving in
some older captain's troop if I were Mr.
Perry. It seems that while your other
captains stay home and look after their
companies, Capt, Stryker has a sub
altern attend to his while he comes a
hunting." "On the other hand, we fellows hwve
a dozen things to do in our troops that
Capt. Stryker does himself in his. It's
as broad as if s long, Mrs. Belknap," said
Dana. He did not fancy her criticising
the methods of his cavalry associates,
nd was possibly a little piqued at the
decided annoyance she showed at Perry's
failure to attend. Meantime, Stryker,
all unconscious of her censure, was chat
ting laughingly with Mrs. Sprague and
exchanging shots with the colonel and
Mrs. Lawrence. The four were getting
on admirably together, and seemed too
much absorbed in their own fun to note
the fact that Mrs. Belknap and her knot
of four or five satellites had been grad
ually edging away toward the right, and
that the rest of the hunt was becoming
widely scattered.
"It is time we stirred up a jack rabbit
at least," said the colonel. "Suppose we
veer over toward the northwest a little.
Whatever we do, we want no chase down
there toward Dunraven ; those wire fences
would spoil it alL
"I wonder if those people never hunt?"
said Mr. Farnham, who had joined the
quartet: he always kept close to his
colonel, as befitted an aspirant for the
adjutancy. "Englishmen are generally
game for all sorts of sport.
"I can Bee horsemen out there on the
prairie to the east of the ranch," said
Stryker, whose eyes were keen, "and I
could have eworn a moment ago that I
saw a horsewoman.
"Nonsense, Capt. SfcrykerP exclaimed
Mrs. Lawrence, yet with a quick glance
at Mrs. Sprague. "What could you
have taken for a "lady on horseback?
Do you suppose there could be ladies at
Dunraven and we not know itr
"Hardly possible," answered the cap
tain, "and therefore I doubted the evi
dence of my senses. Yet something very
like a lady followed by a groom rode
down the slope into the valley about ten
minutes ago. She is out of sight in the
timber now. If Perry were only with
U3 I'd send him off there to see."
. "Yes, we miss Perry on our hunts,1
said the colonel to his lady friends.
"He is one of our best riders and most
enthusiastic sportsmen. He will be out,
will he not. Strvker?"
"Yes, sir. There is really no neces
sity for his staying in, and I so told him;
but he felt, that he ought to, at least
until certain work was finished.. Then
he said he could ride eastward and join
AN
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29, 1891
us. Hurrah! uei uur ui
Far out to the front, straight to the !
east, "a gray streak with a white tip to ;
it" went ttoc4in into space as thoMch
launched from some invisible bow drawn
by giant power. A big jack rabbit, all
legs and ears, had listened quivering and
rremoung to the sounds of the approach
ing hunt, until an enterprising terrier,
foremost skirmisher of tho line, fairly
tumbled over him as be crouched behind
a little bunch of weeds: then with one
mighty leap and the acconipaniment of
a wild yelp from his discoverer he spranc
forth into a race for his precious life.
lioyl hoyr yells the sere-cant as he
sights the quarry. " Hurrah P shout tike
nearest huntsmen, and, with one simul
taneous impulse, skirmishing ours,
stealthy, springing hounds, eager 6teeds,
and jubilant riders men and women
away goes the entire field sweeping in
pursuit. At first all is one mad rush
until it is certain that the rabbit ia a
veteran who understands well the maxim
that "a stern chase is a long chase" all
the world over.
Close behind the master of the hounds.
all eyes fixed on that bounding tuft of
gray and white a few score yards ahead,
bending over their horses' necks and
keeping just enough pressure on the bit
to prevent overriding the huntsman, rida
Parke and Graham, two "light weights,"
who have coursed many a mile of prairie.
Just behind them, a little to their right,
rides Mrs. Belknap, her veil fluttering
straight out behind, her glorious eyes
nasmng, bar dark skin flushed with tri
umph and the exhilaration of the da&h-
ing pace, her litf le hands wound about in
the reins she holds so firmly. Splondidly
6he sits her fleet racer, and Dana has to
urge and spur his clumsier troop horse
to keep in close attendance. These four
are well in advance of all the others.
Back of them, gallantly urging on her
sturdy sorrel, comes Mrs. Sprague, with
Stryker riding warily alongside and
watching her "going" before he will sat
isfy himself that it is safe to trust her to
her own guiding. Level as the prairie
is here, he knows that a mile or so ahead
there are "breaks" leading down into
the valley of one of the innumerable
tributaries of the Washita. Then the
story may be different.
He looks up in surprise at the thunder
of hoofs close alongside, and Mrs. Law
rence, with excitement in her eyes, over
takes, then passes them on the way to
the front. "Seel" he points to his part
ner, "see that dark shadow across the
prairie out there. We cannot ride at this
pace when we pass that hollow; the
breaks set in still farther." He glances
over his shoulder antTsignals to the near
est officer to follow Mrs. Lawrence and
look out for her, and the gallant does his
best, but all are at top speed; the colonel
and the heavy weights infantry and
cavalry are beginning to lose ground,
and still thatjgray "puff ball" far to the
front seems inch by inch to be slipping
away from his pursuers. Will ho keep
his determined course, up hill and down,
straight away to the east, or will he lose
heart, tact, veer, double and twistr If
he swerve he is a lost rabbit I
Far to the rear, yelping, panting, dis
tracted by this time, the terriers and
mongrels, the original leaders, have fall
en. The field, too, is strung out nearly
a mile deep at the end of the first six
minutes' run, for some of the laggards
have given up and are disposed to wait
for the coming of the buggies and buck
boards. Here at the front all is tense
excitement. All eyes are on the rabbit.
for now or never will the crisis come.
The horses are breathing heavily, but
with no thought of slackening speed.
"Watch htm now as he sights that
arroyol" shouts Gtraham to Parke, for
far oat to the right front a ravine boasts
off to the southeast, and one of its shal
low contributors stretches obliquely
across the rabblrs frenzied vision.
Veer that way; he'll take it sure!"
shouts the huntsman; and, sure enough,
no sooner does he reach it than the gray
victim darts down the winding shelter,
as though hopeful that his sudden twist
would throw his pursuers off the sight;
scent the greyhound has none. The
move is disastrous; "HIT shout the lead
ing riders, waving the pursuit to the
right front, and, obedient to signal, the
foremost hounds sweep in long curve
into the coulee, striking it many a yard
farther down than where the harried
chase first dived into its treacherous
shadows.
And now those hounds who were out
on the right flank are up in line with the
very leaders, and. bounding along the
level at the side of the ravine, yet keep
ing wary eye upon the chase. So, too,
the horsemen. Making a deep curve in
the ravine five hundred yards ahead, and
confident that Bunny will blindly rush
along his winding track, they strike out
across the prairie, gaining twenty hors
lengthsby the move; and now, with two
or three of tho oldest hounds, Parke,
Dana and Mrs. Belknap are darting on
abreast of the chase. "Keep out there
to the left, some of you!" shouts Dana.
"He'll spring up the other side quick as
he sees us. Drive him back. And,
obedient to tlie signal of his waving
hand, two of the leading troopers breast
the slopes to the east, calling half a dozen
hounds with them. Darting around a
bend, Bunny's agonized eyes catch sight
of the Itounds and horses on the right
bank, and like a flash he whirls, scamp
ers up the opposite slope, and shoots out
on the prairie again just in time to meet
the hounds and troopers who have an
ticipated the move.
Now he is wild and demoralized.
Once more he dives into the ravine and
sends the dust flying into the very faces
of his pursuers, for now the leading
hounds are so close that the foremost
jaws are snapping the air at his every
bound. A quick turn to the right and
up the slope throws these leaders far-
too far beyond; they sweep around In
long curre; but. though he has thrown
them off. the hunted, senseless, helpless
wretch has forgotten the trailers in the
rear; they spring across the angle he has
made, and are close as the original pur
suers, and much the fresher. Wildly,
madly now he twists and turns, first up
one bank, then the other. Far to the
rear the coming riders see the signs of
bis breaking down, ittark the scurrying
to and fro of horse and hound. "Come
on!" they shout, "He's gone now, and
we can be in at the death!" Mrs. Law
rence on one side of the ravine is as far
to the front as Mrs. Belknap on the
other. One of them most lose the brush;
he oannot die on both sides at once.
The dark beauty has had more than one
rasping disappointment In the last two
days: it would be Intolerable now that.
after all. Mrs. Lawrence, and no she.
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Bunny makrs ono fraatia rush up the
slope to the righi, and. with half a dosen
hounds at his very heels, spins la front
of hr eyes, catches sight of two f rwh
sntagonutls fronting trim, whirls sud
denly about to the right, and almost
dives under her horse's tawvb-g barrel as
he once more rdunge into the ravine,
down the rugged slope, up the gentle
ascent to the other side. There half a
dozen long, lean muzzles gleaxu close be
hind him; he falters, wavers; a sharp
nose is thrust underneath him as he runs,
a quick toss sends him kicking, strug
gling into the air, and in another instant.
with piteous but ineffectual squoak and
pleading, he is tfee center ot a tumb
ling, sosf-ping. fcvng stuuhing group of
hounds, and Us little life Is ton out al
most before Graham can leaf) from his
saddle, beat them back with the visor of
his cap, then, seizing the still quivering
body by the legs that would kare saved
could Chat empty head only have direct
ed, holds poor Bunay aloft in front of
Mrs. Lawrence's snorting steed and pro
claims her "Queen'of the Qiaso."
And this, too, lias Mrs. Belknap to see
and strive to smile; while down In her
heart site knows that it could not so have
happened had Perry come.
(Continued next week.
DID TOP KNOW ITT
VTo, Too, IIb-c ma Empire on WUIrh tha
Son NTr Hal.
Webster'- eloquent doscriitkt t f tite
British Empire is very ru.idaUe, but we
doubt whether it is genorally re.thz'Hl
that we, too, have a doruinioa 011 which
the sun never sett. It will liarll v Ut )
littved, perbapn, without uu exu'iiitmiioii
of the map, that Ban Fran LCv. iutf.td
of being the weit line of tlm dontiuio ,
ia only atout midway between uur o t t
eru and western limita; aiul jt it Li n
fact that the furthest Aleutian Ido ac
quired In our puroi.a.e of Ku.iian Amer
ica is as far to tlio wet of that vltv as
Eastport, Me., Vi to tho east of it. Be
tween tho northwest limit of tho Stats
of Washington and the southern limit uf
Alaska there is a bio..- of a few d, r- ,
but with the slighteat reduction mir ter
ritory extendi through 196 dutte uf
longitude. r 17 W- ,.tet mom lluu hlf
way round the gluU..
Henoe, wheu the mm is givi t iUimhI
night kiss to our westward Was, on the
confines of the Bhriuf, Setk. it is already
flooding the fields and furenN of Maine
with itri uinruinir light, aud ia th east
ern part of th State is nuiw than an
hour high. At the very mo- nent when
the Aleutian firiherman, wkred by the
approaching shades of niht, i pulling
his canoe toward th short1, the wood
chopper ot Maine ii begi lining to wake
the furest echoes with his stirring uiiuic
of the axe.
MODJBSKA. AND Till- CAT.
An Experience I'pon the Htmg That Mad
tha Aetrrna Slunt Wratcliad.
Modjeska blame a nt for one of tho
most wretchod nm ent of her life. 81;e
was playing "Camille. " The climax in
reach.d when, seeing her wasted form in
the glass after her sickness, CatnilSo x-pre-tcs
herself in a dismal shriek. Tit!
evening, preceding this crowning y-'.l
perhaps a minute, there strolled ui . t:v;
stage at the first entrance a ihuh:
urely cat one of the sex which rov.
He proceeded along the fooll ghU kmhu
10 feet, and then, bending his y-l.ow
gaze on the alien with thu big li i He,
stood in feline admiration of the virtuosi.
Modjeska, busy with her work, wji'i
her back to the front, saw nothing.
at the proper placf, floated forJi iiliri
the lnce'f which had not l-ee v..i'-ri lv
Polish t-)r.a sinoe KtMK-in-ko f-l:. '.'It
effect on the eat was magic f. Newr
til tiio Koinlter alley or the high ec
of a mom lighted roof, neither in 1 i i ;
spooning nor mortal fight ha 1 he etvr
produced or hears! a noie i;. e pal.
Turning wildly, his reason ov-i tinowrt.
his horror stricken tail as large a
baby's leg, he fled, while the people
roared and yelled.
Poor Modjetska almost fainted, an 1,
suspecting the csmso to be hoih .V-
ficiency in ghrb, stuck her ten nn-ra in
her costume and e nteied afVr tVe cat
Seotch Furnneaa Shut Dowb.
A London dispatch nays that
fires have been quenched in all the
Scotch iron furnaces with the exception
of a few farnaces which do not belong
to the masters' combination and which
manufacture iron for private purposes.
The lockout will reduce the market sup
ply 20,000 tons weeklv.
Two Dei p rata Cvlmlaala.
Sluggers There goes a fellow who
possesses every kind of vice, ne's a
carpenter.
Swift Ah t hut he has just passed a
man whose hands are literally steeped
in blood. He's our butcher.
As age creeps rapidly upon the Prince
of Wales he grows less frisky, and his
edatenebs is credited to virtue.
-
ftuiiecf the Chicago school principals
r. ,nt r. uiutiual training anuax to each
of the city itgh schools.
COXSUHPTIGX SURELY CUBED.
To the Eiutok l'lt-RMs inform
your readers that I have a pwitive
remedy for the above named litae
By its timely u-e thousand f hopelsf
cases hav been permanent 1? cured.
I shall be elad to end two bottle of
nv reiuedv free to any of your read
ers who have consumption if thev will
send me their express and post office
address. Kespectfuly.
T. A. SLUOU-J, M. C,
181 Pearl St.. 'ew York
Papa," temarked Johnny.
should like t be u pirate u hen I
grow up." "All rhht my boy," re
marked the old gentleman, "we w.ll
put you iu charge cf the humorous
column on religious newspapar."
Isew York Suu.
Yob are In a Bad Fix
But v e will cure you if you 1I1
.pay us. uur message ia to tne ?hk.
nervous and debilitatea, wim, by
early evil habits, or later Indiscre
tions, have trifled away their vigor
of body, mind and manhood, and
suffer all those effects which lead to
premature decay, consumption or in
sanity. If this means you, send for
and read our Book of Life, writ
ten by the greatest Specialist of the
day, and sent (sealed) for 6 cents in
stamps. Address Dr. farkers Med
leal and Surgical Institute, 151 North
Bprttee Bt., isashvllie, Tenn,
THINK J
JUDICIOUS ADTCRTISUll
CREATES many a new bu:w m
EXLARG ES rnaor an old Kii c.
RE VI YES many a dull !sinciw,
RESCUES many a .t rsrhr,
S A VES many a failing VtM-inc,
PRESERVES many a hvg 'mim.
SECURED uccc to any bu;;-a
Therefore adverlUc la a r pul pir,
oue the people arc anxious to rr.ul.
NEWS OF TIIK WKEK.
VARIOUS ITKMS OF IXTKUIXT
OATiii:ui:i,ANi inui'Fi.Y
STATU I) SIXCK OUK LAST
ISSUK.
Quevu Victoria h.n conti United
11,000 to the Irish lU lU f Fund.
Tho Fuive bill dooturr?. "4rt till
H-tUng" waiting to Imuh Irom a
Bpolled egg.
There have lvu kcvc:.1.! esw of
stuall-pox In Savannah an. I there art
fear of an epidemic.
Kyangelist Fif U ihi- w.k i .
iA'xington conducting im'ting.
He bulolngood work for humanity.
IthM-si'd that Senator Matt. W.
Hansom made 9'Mi b.ile of o.Uou
hist year on his farm H Xorth.un
ton county.
The Young Men's I'hiUliun Asm.
elation of Wilmington ha given out
a contract for a bu.MIn 1. boore'i-d
at a cost of fai,W2.
Gov. Hill, of New York, hm Uvn
elicted United State Senator. lie
Ik tho first Democratic Senator New
York ban bad in over two decade.
The iieidy uul ii-ervin;r .hito
girl of North Carolina w ill Im now
aided by the State to get an iudu -trial
education. ; his is as it f-hmiM
bo.
The llusNlan ministry !ims devidl
to begin thl year the construction
of a tall way across SiIrtIu to tho
Pacific ocean at an estimated cost of
$340,000,000.
Cross and Vhito are pardoned.
The Governor, as well as tho public
in genera!, thinks that thy have al
ready received enough vunishmcut
to cover the crl me.
Tho AH'ance men in the Kansas
Legislature have pledged themselves
to voto against IngalLs. Also, it is
said, that six Republicans will voto
agairHt him. This make his defeat
a certainty.
The Senate bill to establish an In
dustrial School for white girls pass
ed the three readings with an enthu
siastic whoop. Three cheers ania
royal Bengal tiger, teth, claw and
all, ftrour Farmeis legislature.
Kxtremo cold weather tdlll pre
vails throughout all Europe. Many
found frozen in their house. i0,0(M)
persons out of emplopment and the
loss in France by the stopping of la
borers is ehtimaicd at &0,0:0,00'J
francs.
This is an era ot political surprises.
Senator Blair, like Senator Ingalls,
has been laid on the cooling b.ard.
Unlike the latter, however, Blair ha
been given no opportunity for a
death-bwl repentance. Louisville
Post, Dem.
It is very gratifying to note that
the government is paying more at
tention to, and supplying more and
better lights on the North Carolina
coast. Foryearsthfhealds iu inland
coast navigation were shamefully
neglected iu the Kastern waters of
our State. Western Sentinel.
Mortgages are wear! tic down th
spirits of the Ves'ern farmers. The
Southern lands are comparatively
iree irom uebi. sentinel.
We hope that our contemporary
has made no mistke in regard to his
vitwscone rningtheprosiKTous con
dition of the South.
The U. 8. Senate dispensed with
prayer Saturday. That's rlcht. A
gng of conspirators engaged In tlrs
vork Ihat tho majority of the Senate
is now engaged ?n have 110 use for
prayer. It looks liko burlesueing
prayer to be asking divine guidance)
for them. Wil. Star.
Two Senators, both of longer 'ur-
vke than two-thirds of the S4.-n.1te,
with their suierior ability, gives
North Carolina an admirable stand
ing in tne National Council. There
are not but two or three In tin? Sen
ate 1.0 w that were theie when Ban
om entci-eJ that body in 172.
On Iact Sunday New Yotkhd tho
most destructive snow storm that it
has had iu many years. The sirrets
were strewn with fallen telegraph
poliM and many tccidents sml fires
wereeausetl b timbers falling on
the electric light wires, but tho fire
w as eitlngu!shel without much loss.
Nouch work ol devastation has been
known tineo the gnat bll.zard of
March 18SG.
Mr. Charles C. Daniels, who fur
sevora! years has edited the Wilson
Advance with much ability, ha re
tired from the editorship of that
journal and has t-ecn succc?ded by
Mr. Claude V lison, Its lornn r busi
ness manager. Mr. VsuleU will
practice law al Franklin, ramo .ev
enly miles beyond Asherille. Both
parties have our best wiahe for their
continued success.
On Monday E. F. Moore, ex -pi ev
ident of the broken Pei pie's Nation
al Bank of Fayetteville, wa arrest
ed on a warrant sworn out before a
U. S. Commissioner, charging him
with embezzlinff $10G,000 of tne
funds of said bank. It Is thought
that Moore will waive examination
aud give bond for his appearance at
che Federal Court in Wilmington in
May.
As rearly at can be estimated, the:
flee loss in the United States for the
ytar 1890 amounted, In rouud num
bers, to $94,000,000. The year 1889
showed a loss of $117,000,000. Thl
makes a difference of $23,000,000. It
is thought that the multiplication of
fire departments and the adoption of
more complete precautions against
fire have been the cause of the enor-
clous falllnf. oft. Or it may just be
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