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rrnt.IHirKO KVKRY THURSDAY,
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PlI YrtirlAN,." ii UWKO.- AN1 l)KN'f IKT,
(Mio- in Lee's Drug .Store, je 7-iyi
J A. STKVHNS, M. D.
-I'iiymoiax and Surgeon,
((Mice over Post Office.)
t&y-May bo found at night at the
residence of J . II. Stevens on College
street. jo 7-lyr
Attorney aud Counsell
ouatLaw. Office on Main 3treet,
will practice In courts ofSampson and
adjoining ouiiiies. Alto in Supreme
Cmit. All busines intrusted to his
t- r will receive prompt and careful
a .-..tioa. J7.1yr
171 W. K Kit 11,
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Oiilce tin Wall Street.
Will practice ui Sampson, Uladeu,
IVuder, Harnett and Duplin Coun
ties. Alao in Supreme Court.
Prompt personal attention will be
given to all legal business je 7-lVf
7MANK liOYETTE, D.E.S.
Otters his services to the people of
Clinton and vicinity. Everything
in the line of Dentistry done In the
best style. Satisfaction guaranteed.
ar.My terms are strictly cash.
Don't ask me to vary from this rule.
JEWELRY Al CLOCKS!
I have just received a large lot of
Elvant jewelry. This I will guaran
tee to tha purchaser to be just as rep
resentor. I sell u cheap, "tire guilt"
j5iods but tarry a standard link of
gold front ooods. The attention of
the ladies is called to the latest style
of bheast pins thev are "things of
The old reliable aud standard SETH
THOMAS CLOCKS always in stock
in various styles aud sizes.
Way Repairing of Watches hnd Clocks
and mending Jewelry is a specJsVv.
Ali work I do is guaranteed t give tn
ep3 tf ft. T. RAWLS.
THE UNDERSIGNED, COMM1S
I hionec 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
B. Lee, will, on the 9th day of Feb
ruary, 1891, at the court horse door
in Clinton, N. C, at public aucti n,
sell the lands of the said B. Lee. de
ceased lying and being in Sampson
county, Newton Grove township,
and known as the "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
from day of sale, with good and ap
proved security. Title reserved un
til the purchase money is pain in lull.
Exec't and Commissioner.
January 1st; 1890. 8-lt
IV ORTH CAROLINA.-Samp-
1M son County.
Bv virtue of a decree of the Supe
rior Court of Sampson county, ren
dered at April term, 18S9, in case of
J. II. Beaman, Sr., against John
Butler and wife, Nancy Butler, the
undersigned will sell, on the 23rd
day of February, 1891 at the court
house door, in the town of Clinton,
at public auction, for cash, the lands
described in the pleadings in said
case, and lying and being in Honey
cuts township on west side of Great
Coharie and fully described in a
mortgage deed made by said John
Butler and wife to D. D. Under
wood, which said mortgage is record
ed in Register's office of Sampson
county, in book 60, pages 6 and 7.
J. S. BIZZELL, C. S. C.
Jan'y 20, 1891. 29-4t
.1. T. GREGORY
Has removed hi9 Tailoring Estab
lishment from his old stand to the
.ffice over Dr. A. Holmes' Medical
Office, opposite the Murphy House,
(next door to D. A. Culbreth, up
The great and orignal leader in
low prices for men's clothes. Econ
omy in cloth and money will force
vou to eive him a call.
tfiyLatest Fashion plates always
in nana. June 7th. lyr.
K EW BARBER SHOP.
When ; ou wish an easy shave,
As gcoJ as barber ever gave,
Just call oi. us at our saloon
At u.orniug, eve or noon;
We cut and dress the hair with grace,
To suit the contour of the face.
Our room is neat and towels clean
Scissors sharp and razors keen,
And everything we think you'll find
Tq suit the face and please the mind
And ali our art and skill can do,
It YOU Just call, we'll do for vnn.
Shop on DeVane Street, opposite
uurfc -House, over the old Alliance
The Clinton Barber
FOR RENT !
Store-House and Lot. Barn and
Stables connected with same, at In
gold, N. C. Possession given imme-
Fqr further particulars apply to
E. C. HERRING,
Janl If Garland, N. C.
Interest, Low Kate vs. High I late
The 1 tail roads Given n
Hearing on the Com ml s
hioii. Editorial Corri-.-pondence.
llaleigh, N. C, Feb. 3rd, 91.
The reporsof the proceedings of
t .e General Assembly by the State
Chronicle has been so good that I
cenden.-e it report each week for
The Caucasian. These condensed
reports I feupplemeut with my own
reflections under the head of "Notes."
(Condensed from Btate Chronicle.)
19TII DAY, JAN. 28TII.
The most important bills were the
Mr. Payne, by request, to prevent
the substit ui ion of drug in prescrip
Mi. Aycock, to amend the Code
and require Clerks ol Superior Courts
t i make annual reports.
House lesolution to instruct our
Senators a d Representatives in
Congress relative t the Force bill.
Mr. Turner offered an amendment
to make it a resolution of thanks for
their efforts 10 defeat the measure.
Pending tho adoption of the
amendment, Mr. Turner, in an elo
quent, able and inteasely patriotic
speech, portrayed the evils that
would flow from the passage ot pend
ing election bill. His plea for our
homes and our liberties was touch-
ng and pathetic.
Mr. Walser earnestly opposed the
resolution. He went for" the Mis
sissippi State Constitution, and the
election Law of South Carolina. He
regretted that this matter had been
brought up in this body, as it was
not a matter for State Legislatures
to discuss. They have other busi
ness to attend to.
Mr. Aycock said that as it had
gone out that Eastern North Caroli
na is the hot bed of fraud, he felt it
his duty to denounce the charge.
The Republican members of this
body have charged again and again
that tho east perpetrates fraud,
but when you ask one of the Repub
licans here from that section if there
is fraud in his county, he can't an-
bwer the question. The Senator, in
pointed terms, defended his people
against these false charges. Is the
Senator from Craven in favor of
white supremacy ?
Mr. Wilcox said that when the
charge was made by the Senator
from Craven that the Democratic
party north Is composed of the low
and ignorant, he showed an Ignora
nee of the people of that section; for
in fact nearly all the great thinkers
of the north are Democrats.
Mr. Alston, (colored) said that he
was not afraid to trust the while
men of North Carolina. He did not
think we needed the Force Bill in
this State. The negroes of North
Carolina are better than those of
Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama,
tmd a law to protect them is not
The resolution as amended was
passed by a vote of 35 to 5.
Mr. Lucas, a bill to amend the
State constitution with reference to
The bill proposed to amend the
constitution so as to remove the
present constitutional limit to taxa
tion so far as it may relate to taxes
fr public school purposes.
Mr. Butler, to incorporate the
Clinton Loan Association.
Bill relating to the University
and A. & M. College. Requires that
the Board of Trustees of these in
stitutions shall every four years in
vestigate tho standing and character
of the Presidents a id Professors of
these institutions. On motion of
Mr. Twitty it was recommitted.
Bill to prohibit emigrant agents
from plying their business in this
State ' without license. Bill fixes
license at $1,000. The penalty for
violation of this act Is fixed at not
les than $500.
The bill was made a special order
for next Tuesiay at 12 o'clock.
Bill to amend chaper 173, laws of
1889, relative to confining hogs af
fected with cholera. The bill was
amended so as to apply to the whole
State. Passed Its several readings.
20TH DAY, THURSDAY, JAN 29.
Mr. Allen, of Bladen, petition
from cltizes of Bladen county to in
corporate White's Creek School
Mr. Allen, of Bladen, to incor
porate School House No. 23 in Bla
Mr. Aycock, a bill to amend the
law in reference to bond of Register
Rill to incorporate Ihe Baptist
Female University of North Caro
lina,' passedjts several readings.
The other business of the day was
mere detail work.
; 21ST DAY, JANUARY SO.
By Mr. Aycock, bill to amend sec
tion G85 of the Code. Judiciary.
Mr. Williams, a bill to amend the
Code in relation to interest fixing
. 'Hi rj
the legal rat t ix per cent under
Mr. Bellamy opputl this bill be
cause he thought it inexpedient at
this time to tamper with the advanc
ing prosperity ot the State, nd her
many developing mechanical, mine
ral and mai ufacturing industries. If
the bill pending would or could ac
complish the ends which the Senator
of Pit, honestly believed it would,
hi would be one of its most ardent
supporter. But it would not. He
feared only bad results from the pass
age of such a bill as chis one. It
would cripple every prosperous In- j
dustry now in course of develop
ment. Capital was now pouring in
to North Carolina seckiug Invest
ment, and aiding in bringing before
the world our many latent resources.
Mr. Bellamy made a dear and con
cise argument, showing that tho re
striction of the rates of interest was
damaging to tho material prosperity
of any State.
Mr. Aycock offered as a substitute
to strike out the last three lines of
section 3835 of the Code, repealing
all iaws in eonflict therewith, and
that this araeudment shall not take
effect until November 15, 1892.
Mr. Aycock thought that if this
bill would drive capital out of tho
State, then capital should go. He
did not think such vould be the ef
fect, lie thought that 6 per cent in
terest would hold capital enough in
North Carolina to develop all her
farms and resources. Capital at a
higher rate of interest was a curse
to the State, and had better be kept
out of the State. He thought G per
cent was as high any man in North
Carolina could afford to pay and
meet his obligations. He fixed the
date for his substitute to take effect
so as to give capital already invest
ed i o be prepared to meet the re
quirements of the law.
Mr. Williams, of Pitt, said he had
introduced this bill lor the good of
old North Carolina and her people
and her industries; her poor people,
her laborers, her farmers and her
all. He believed it would be for the
good ot all. Mr. Williams attributed
the fall of the Kotuan Empire to its
usurious laws of interest. Unre-1
stricted interest laws opened the
doors for fraud, corruption, despot
ism, cruel' y and all manner of evils
to the people of any country. He
knew that no honest man could
thrive upon capital he might be
compelled to bori ow at a higher late
of interest than 6 per cent, and do
justice to himself aud his country,
and meet his obligations. If our
people cannot use money successful
ly at a higher rate of interest than 6
pei cent, then let the laws of North
Carolina make its legal rate 6 per
cent and no more.
Pending consideration of the in
terest bill the Senate adjourned, and
the bill went over ax unfinished
22ND DAY, SATURDAY, JAN. 31.
The committee on Public Printing
reported that they had awarded the
contract to Joseph us Daniels, Esq.,
and that he had entered into bond
for the faithful performance of duties.
Mr. McLean, a resolution requir
ing State officers to mail reports to
members of the General Assembly
thirty days before the convening of
THE INTEREST BILL.
Mr. Aycock, by consent, withdrew
his amendment offered yesterday.
Mr. Williams offered an amend
ment embodying the amendment of
Mr. Williams said this placed the
operation of the bill after the next
election and would give tho people
a chance to express themselves at
the ballot box.
Mr. Avery offered an amendment
so as not to apply to Burke and
several other counties.
Mr. Bellamy, not to apply to New
Mr. Griggsby, not to apply to
Mr. Ardrey, not to apply to
Mr. Bellamy took the floor against
the bill and corrected certain state
ments made on yesterday by the the
Senator from Pitt. He believed t he
distinguished Senator was honest in
his statements, but he was mistaken.
Mr. Turner said he had no convic
tions, but he did have an opinion,
and that opinion led him to support
the bill. He doubted the constitu
tionality i f the bill as amended, and
hoped that it would be committed
to the Judiciary Committee'tor in
vestigation. Mr. Butler thought this a grave
subject and was in full nympathy
with the object of the bill a relief
to the people. If any Senators was
not in accord with such an object he
was a traitor to his people and had
no right upon the floor. The argu
ment on the opposition of this bill
was that it would drive capital from
the State. Then why not raise the
legal rate to 10 per cent and have
the capital from other states come
Continued on Second Page.
Domooroy And "CVlxlto Suprom
CLINTON, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1891.
A Story of American Frontier
Bj Otpt CHARLES KIEG, U. 8. 1
Author of-Ttu ColoncTt Daughter, "From
tKt Ranks Th Deserter" Ele.
Copyrighted 1988 by J. R Lfpptncott Company,
PhUadelphte, and published by special arranga
maat tbrougb th American Prt- Aaaoctailon.
IDING eastward just
before noon, somewhat
comforted in con
science because of hii
self denial of the morn
ing, Ned Perry scanned the distant prairie
in search of the hunt. It was nearly lun
cheon time, and he expected to find the
party making its way to the little stream
whither the baskets, boxes and hampers
had been dispatched by wagon some
hours before; but when he sighted the
quartermaster driving homeward in his
buggy he learned from that bulky vet
eran that rabbit after rabbit had been
run, and tljat the whole party had finally
decided to give dogs and horses a cool
drink -down in the Monee valley before
starting northward across the prairie.
"They must be getting down into the
valley two or three miles east of the
ranch just about now. and will go due
north from there, unless they stir up
more game along the Monee. If I were
you," said the quartermaster, "I'd ride
over to the lunch stand. You won't get
there much before the crowd."
Perry thanked him for tho Information,
but, so far from accepting his advice,
the young officer turned his horse's head
in the direction of Dunraven, and was
speedily riding thither with an alacrity
that he himself could hardly explain.
In his brief talk with the colonel after
parade on the previous evening Perry
had told him what he could of the char
acteristics of Messrs. Maitland and Ewen.
The odd letter which had been sent by
them had given the commanding officer
cause for much thought, and he was de
sirous, evidently, of gathering from
Perry's observations as complete an idea
as was possible of their life and surround
ings. And still Perry had found it im
possible to volunteer any .description of
His? Maitland; he could not bear to speak
of her until until he knew more of the
doctor's purpose in his visits to the ranch.
He had been detained by his commander
just long enough to make it necessary
for him to go direct to the Spragues
without leaving his helmet and Baber at
home. They were waiting dinner for
him as it was, but Mrs. Belknap took no
note of that circumstance; what she saw
was that he Ixul avoided even passing
within hail of her piazza both before and
Now, though conscious of no intention
of avoidance. Perry rode forth to the
meeting of this day with some little mis
giving. In the first place, he knew that
be must strive to make his peace with
this slighted lady; and yet, in view of
all he had seen and heard in the past
forty-eight hours, how utterly dwarfe-J
bad that affair his laughing flirtation
with Mrs. Belknap become! Had any
one told him his attentions to her and
her marked preference for his society
were matters that people were beginning
to talk of some with sly enjoyment,
others with genuine regret he would
have been grateful for the information,
instead of resentful, as, with mo6t men,
would be the case ninety-nine times out
of a hundred. But he knew nothing of
this, and had too little experience to sus
pect the comments in circulation. She
was meet interesting up to the day be
fore yesterday; he loved to ride or dance
with her; he enjoyed a chat with her
more than he could telL A most sym
pathetic and attentive listener was Mrs.
Belknap, and her voice was low and
sweet and full of subtly caressing tones.
She had made him talk to her by the
hour of his home, his hopes and ambi
tions, his profession and his prospects,
and had held him in a silken bondage
that he had no desire to escape.
And yet, as he rode out on the breezy
plain this brilliant day, he found all
thought of her distasteful, and his eyes,
far from searching for the flutter of her
trim habit in the distant riding party,
would go a-roaxning over the intervening
shades and shallows down in the Monee
valley and seek the bare, brown walls of
Dunraven far across the stream. It was
odd indeed that he 6hould have Bought
this, the longest way round, on his ride
in quest of his companions from the
Once again he looked at the isolated
clump of buildings from his post of ob
servation on the bluff; once again he
saw across the stream and through the
trees the barbed barrier that had caused
both him and his men such laceration of
flesh and temper; once again he saw the
shallow valley winding away to the
southeast, decked with its scrubby
fringe work of cottonwood and willow;
but this time, three miles away, its ac
customed solitude was broken by groups
of riders and darting black specks of
dogs, all moving northward once more
and already breasting the slopes. Ho
should have turned away eastward and
ridden across country to join them, but
4pwn here in the valley, only a short
distance away, absorbed in watching
flie hunting party, sat Mr. Ewen on a
pawing and excited bay. Whatever
coolness his rider might feel at this dis
covery, it was not shared by Nolan; he
pricked up his ears and hailed his fel
low quadruped with cordial and unaf
fected pleasure, a neigh that the English
bred horse was so utterly nnlnfnlnr as to
whirl about and answer with corre
sponding warmth. Ewen caught at his
heavy Derby and jerked it off his bullet
head with an air of mlnglrt! (n. .arrass-'
ment and - civility, reph in 1 -'h
similarly spasmodio hast ' v ,
but with a certsin easy l-i
forage cap in response to the t-Jutalion.
and then, seeing the manager still look
ing at bim &a though he wanted to say
something and did not know how to be
gin, gave Nolan his head and rode down
to short hailing distance.
We meet on neutral ground out here,
Mr. Ewen. I suppose your exclusive
employer over yonder can hardly pro
hibit your answering civil inquiries after
his health?" And, though ho meant to
be distant. Ferry found himself smilinz
at the oddity of the situation.
"Do you know, I was just thinklnr
about you," answered Ewen, "and won
dering whether you were with that party
down yonder? The old gentleman is
better, thanks. He had two pretty bad
nigr.ts, but is coming around slowly."
"And Miss Maitland how is sher
"I- athcr seedy. She has had a good
deaf of care and vexation of late, I fancy,
and this is no placo for a young girL
"Well, you have some appreciation of
the true character ot Dunraven as a resi
dence, after all !" answerry Perry. "Now,
if you can give mo any good reason why
she should live in this utterly out-of-the-way
place, you will lift a weight from
"Oh, they don't live here, you know,"
spoke Ewen, hurriedly. "She comes
here only when her father does. It is
her own doing. Sho goes with him
everywhere, and will not leave him.
She's all he has, don't you know?"
"I don't know anything about it.
You Dunraven people seem avers to
any expression of interest or courtesy
from your fellowmen, but I'm frt to
say I should like to know what on earth
there is in American cavalrymen to
make them such; objects of aversion to
your master; and I would be glad to
know how it is such a girl as that is
dragged into such a hole as yonder."
Ewen sat in 6ilence a moment, study
ing the young fellow's face.
"You deserve a better welcome there,"
he presently answered, "and I don't
know that I can do better than to tell
you the truth what I know of it. And
let me tell you that if the old man knew
of my speaking of it to any one. Yd lose
the most lucrative but least attractive
place I ever had. Do you see?"
"Then perhaps you had better not tell
me. I do not care to pry into secrets."
"Oh, this is no secret. It was that that
drovo him here; everybody knew it in
England. You were mighty shabbily
treated at the ranch, and you requited it
by preventing what would liave been a
bloody row, and by lending us a helping
hand. Even the old man recognizes
that; and I think he'd bo glad to say so
to you, and see you, If you were not just
what you are a Gavalry officer."
"Why, what on earth can we have
done? If any of our cloth have wronged
Mr. Maitland in any way, it is our right
to know it and take it up."
"It wasn't your cloth, old fellow."
said Ewen, thawing visibly, "but it was
the cavalry all the same that broke his
heart and his pride, and made his life
the wreck it is, and drove him from his
home, shunning the sight of his fellow
men, all these years exiling her, too, in
the prime of her young life. Mr. Perry,
there are only three or four of us at
Dunraven who know the story, but we
have only sympathy and pity no blame
for him, though ho is the hardest
master I ever served."
"How did it happen?" asked Perry.
"All through his son. There had been
more of them, but there was only the
one Archie when the Lancers were
ordered to South Africa. He was a
youngster, only 17, they tell me, and he
had just been gazetted to his cometcy.
The old man was all wrapped up in him,
for of the three boys tho eldest had died
only the month before the regiment was
ordered on foreign service and the sec
ond had been killed in India. Both
these two who were gone had made
themselves famous among their com
rades by their fearlessness and high
character, and the old man, of course,
could not ask Archie to quit the service
just when orders for dangerous duty
came. The boy went to the Cape with
his corps, and got into the thick of the
Zulu war just at the time of the massa
cre of the Twenty-fourth at Isandlwhana
and the fight ftt Rorke's Drift. I was
at home then, and all England was
quivering with grief over such needless
sacrifice as was made of that regiment,
and all ready to fall down and worship
such fellows as Chard and Bromhead,
who made the superb fight almost at the
"They say old Maitland wanted to go
himself, as volunteer or something, with
Lord Chelmsford, but it couldn't be
done. His father had fought at Alma
and Inkerman, and his grandfather had
led the Guards at Waterloo. The whole
tribe were soldiers, you know; and now
Archie was with the Lancers in Zululand,
and the Lancers 'were going to wipe out
the disasters of the first fights of the
campaign, and Archie was to uphold the
grand old fighting name and come home
covered with glory. Ho was the heir
now, and Miss Gladys was but a little
girL I have heard it all from Mrs.
Cowan; she was their housekeeper in
those days, and a sort of companion, too,
to Mrs. Maitland, who was very delicate.
The old man was very fiery and proud
and full of fierce denunciation of every
thing that had gone wrong in the cam
paign; and he offended some people by
the way he condemned some officer who
was a friend of theirs, and there were
others who thought he talked too much;
but he fairly boiled over when the news
came of how the prince imperial had
been abandoned by his escort, and that a
British officer and a dozen men had run
two miles at top speed from a beggarly
little squad of niggers before they oared
look round to seo what had become of
their prince, whom they had left to fight
the gang alone. That was old Maltland's
text for a month. If any son of his had
qper been of that party he would disown,
disgrace, deny him, forbid him his sight.
cut him off forever. And right In the
midst of it all a judgment, some people
said there came te awful news that
Cornet Maitland of the Lancers was to be
, court martialed for misbehavior in face
of tho enemy,
"Of course the old man only raged at
first; said it couldn't be true; 'twas all
some foul invention or ridiculous bran
der: but he ran up to London and saw
somebody at the Horse Guards that's
our war office, you know and came
back looking a century older and simply
crushed to earth., Mrs. Cowan says they
showed him the official report of a gen
eral officer who was called upon to ex
plain why he had not sent certain troops
to the relief of an advanced and threat-
n r.nd ho replied that he had
bv Cornet Maitland, of tho
Lancers; had giren him an escort of a
dozen men and strict Injunctions to push
through by night, at all hazard, though
tna way was beset with Zulus, and that
ho neither went through nor returned.
but was found hiding at a kraal two days
after, only twenty miles away. Tb
escort returned, and after much crow
examination had told the story, separate
ly and collectively, that tho young omcer
had become utterly unnerrrvi towards
midnight by tho reports from scouting
parties and others; had declared to them
that it was simply madness to attempt
to push through; they would be massa
cred to a man; and, though they an
nounced that they were stanch and ready,
ho refused, and ordered them to bivouac
where they were for tho night, and In
the morning ho had disappeared. They
declared they supposed ho had gone back
to camp, and after waiting a day they
returned, reporting him lost.
"When found at tho kraal he was de
lirious with fever, or pretended to bo,
said the general, and he was brought in
under arrest and tho trhd was to pro
ceed. I don't know how it turned out.
He was not court martialed, but permit
ted to return to England. It was said ho
told a very different story; that ho had
begged the brigade major who detailed
tho escort to let him have half a dozen
of his own Lancers instead of the pack
of irregulars they gave him; he did not
trust them, and feared they would aban
don him as they had tho prince; but tho
staff officer said the order couldnt be
changed these men knew tho country
and all tliat sort of thing, you know; and
there was one fellow in tho Lancers who
stuck to it that he believed Maitland had
tried his best to get through alone. But
twas all useless; somebody had to bo
held responsible, and the failure was all
heaped on him.
"Meantime, there had been fury at
home; old Maitland had written casting
him off, repudiating cursing him for
all I know and the next thing there
came a messenger from the captain of
his ship at Southampton. They brought
his watch, his ring, his sword and port
manteaus, end a letter which was writ
ten on receipt ot that his father sent
him a long letter, that the old man
never read to any living soul, but brood
over to this day. The young fellow bade
them all good-by; he would not live to
disgrace them further, if that was what
was thought of him at home, and leaped
overboard from the steamer the night
after she weighed anchor no one aboard
could tell just when, but he was writing
in his state room as she cleared the har
bor, and the steward taw him undress
ing at 0 o'clock. In the morning every
thing about his belongings was found in
perfect order his letter to the captain
of the ship, tho portmanteaus, watch,
ring, clothing, etc., just as he. described
in that letter and he was no more seen.
It was the conviction of all that he must
have leaped overboard in the darkness
when far out at sea.
"Then Mrs. Maitland bowed her head
and never lifted it again. Then, all
alone, and fiercely rejecting anything
like sympathy, old Maitland took to
travel came here to America, wandered
around the world, shunning men as he
would these prairie wolves; and when
he had to go to England he would see no
one but the attorneys and solicitors with
whom he had business. Here at Dun
raven he is more content than anywhere,
because he is farther from tho world.
Here Gladys is queen: 'twas she who
named it, two years ago, for her mother
was a connection of the carl's. But
Maitland even here hates to have his
name mentioned; aud that is why I say
ho refers all business to me and keeps
himself out of everything. Do you see
what a weight he carries?"
Mr. Ewen had grown red with the in
tensity and rapidity of his talk. Ho re
moved his hat and mopped his face and
brow with a big silk handkerchief, and
then glanced again at Perry, who had
listened with absorbed interest and who
was now silently thinking it over, look
ing curiously at Ewen tho while.
"Have I bored you half to death?"
asked the Englishman, somewhat rue
fully. "I never told that story before,
but it has been smoldering for years."
"Bored? Not I never was more inter
ested in my life. I was thinking what a
different sort of fellow you were from
the man I met out yonder the other day.
Did they never do anything to clear the
matter up? In our country it never
would have" been allowed to rest there."
"It was too far gone; and when
the boy killed himself tho thing was
used by all the government papers
you'd coll them 'administration organs'
as a confession of judgment. When
the Lancers came home there was some
talk, but it was soon hushed. Maitland
had shut up the old place by that tim
and gone no one knew where, but I read
it in one of the London papers Truth, I
think a story that two of the irregulars
had quarreled with their fellows and
after the war was over told a tale that
made a sensation in Cape Colony. They
said that tho young offieer was a ma
ligned man; that up to midnight bo had
pushed on, but every scout and patrol
they met warned them that thousands
of Zulus were ahead, and that it was
madness to try. Tho men began whis
pering among themselves, and begged
the sergeant to attempt to dissuade the
Lancer officer; and he did, and they all
began to talk, but he refused to listen.
"At last they halted at a Httfc stream
and flatly refused to go a step further.
Ho ordered, bogged and implored. He
promised heavy reward to any one of
their number who would come and show
him the way. Then they heard the night
cries or signals of some war parties across
tho fields, and the sergeant and most of
the men put spurs to then horses; the
others followed, and they rode back five
miles until they were within our patrolled
lines; then they bivouacked, supposing.
of course, the Lancer had followed them.
But he hadn't: be never joined them all
next day, and likely as not he had done
his best to get through that strange
country by night alone, and had tried to
carry his dispatches to the detachment.
They knew they must toll a straight
story or bo severely punished. Thev
were twelve against one when it came to
evidence, as the sergeant pointed out,
and so they agreed on the one that sent
him to Coventry.
"Some of the Lancer officers got hold
of this and swore they believed it true;
but meantime the government had had
the devil's own time in tiding bis lord
ship tho general over tho numerous
blunders be had made In the campaign,
and the Lancers were summarily or
dered off elsewhere. There was no one
left to take up poor Archie's cause at
home, and the thing died out."
"Br the Lord Harrv. Mr Kvrn It
wouldn't die out here! We Yankees
would resurrect such a thing if it were
old ae a tatuatny."
8ometiues I thick old MHsnd
would be glad of the ohance to do It.
even broken as he le; -"rtm9 Mrt
Cowan saya, he walks the (luer 8 idbt
and ttous JLrchUs hU wHt la hie
handa. Site thinks he rharg-e -nrrlf
with having driven tho boy to suicide,"
"Dora Mls MaJtUnd never ravUit the
old homer aaked Perry, after a mo
ment though l.
6ue goes with her father every
where. He is never here more than twice
a year, and seldom for more than six
weeks at a Ume. Were U not for her. he
would settle down here, I believe. lie
went to Cape Celony and tried to find
the men who gave out that story, but
one or Uteni was deed and the other had
utterly disappeared. There were still
dx survivors of that eeoort, the sergeant
among them, and he was a maa ef oue
potauou ana property. They etuek to
the original story, and said the two men
who had started the sensation wore mere
black mailing vagrants. MaiUand ad
vertised everywhere for the miaain mn
but to no purpose. I think he anjd Mlas
Gladys have finally abandoned all hope
of ewr righting Archie's name. She was
only a child when it all happened, but
sho worshiped him, and never for an
Instant has believed tho story of his Lav
ing funked. She's out here riding some
where this morning, by the way."
"Who! iiifia Maitland r exclaimed
Perry, with a sudden start and a flash of
eager light in his. blue eyes.
Ewen smiled quiotiy as he answered.
"Yea. She needed exercise and wanted
to come down so the gate and meet Dr.
Quia. She went oa up tho valley, and
I wonder she is not back."
Tho bright light faded quickly as It
oame; the glad blue eyes clouded heavi
ly. Bwen looked at tho young soldier,
surprise in his florid face; surprise that
quickly deepened into concern, for Perry
turned suddenly awaj, as though look
ing for his comrades of tho hunt
"I think they're coming now," said
the manager, peering up the valley un
der the shading willows. "Tea. Wont
you stop a bit?"
"Not now," was the hurried reply.
"Thank you for that story; it has given
me a lot to think about. Pfl see you
again." The last words were almost
shouted bock, for, urged by sudden dig
of tho spur, Nolan indignantly lashed
his heels, then rushed in wrathful gallop
towards the eastern bluffs. It was no
willful pang his rider had inflicted on his
pet and comrade; it was only the Invol
untary transmission of tho shock to his
own young heart a cruel, jealous stab,
that came with those thoughtless words,
"She wanted to come down to the gate
and meet Dr. Quin. and wtnt on up the
valley." Ho would not even look back
and seo her riding by that man's side.
Continued next week.
SHE KNOWS IT ALL.
Do you ever read he news about
the market?" said Maud to Mamie.
Oh! sometimes, especially the
dry goods advertisements; I think
they're useful real often."
Oh! I don't mean that; the rises
and falls, and bulls and bears, and
Wall street, and all such things."
'Yes, I know. They talk about
watering railroad stock, don't they?
I never understood until Jut the
other day whatthey meant by that."
What does It mean?"
'Why, when I was coming in on
the train they stopped for a while
and I heard a gentleman say that
the engine was taking water."
Will, what of that?"
Well, of course you know they
call the engine an iron horse some
times. And if you had ever been in
the country you'd know that horses
are stock, and so that explains every
thing just lovely, dosen't it?"
ss - sjsi - - - .
The Pulpit and the Slag.
Rev. F. M. Shoat, Pastor United
Brethren Church, Blue Mound, Kan..
says: "I feel it my duty to tell the wbar
wonders Dr. King's New Discovery lias
done for me. My lungs wr re badly dis
ease!, and my pamhioner thought I
could live only a few weeks.' I took
live tattles ot Dr. King's New Discovery
and am now sound and well, caiuin,' 20
iounds in weuht."
Arthur Love, Manager Funny
f oiks Combujaliou, write: "After a
thorough trial and cnnvinciiii; evidence.
I am confident Dr. Kins New Discov
ery for Consumption, beats cm all,
aud cures whui cvrythinir elae fail.
The greatest kiiidneKa I can do my many
thousand friends is to uru them t-i try
it." Free trial bottles at It. II . Holli
Jay's Dniif Store, Clinton. N. C : and
lohuR. Smith, druirtt. Mount Olire,
N. C. Regular a:ze 50 c. and $1.00.
Grocer "Well, tny little boy,
what will you have? "Fifteen cenU
worth of molasses." Grocer (as he
hands the pitcher over the counter)
Where is 'your money ? "In the
pitcher; I put it there ko a to be
sure not to iobcit."
Yoi are Ii a Cai Fix
But we will cure you if you tit
pay us. Our message Is to the v ak.
nervous and debilitated, who, by
early evil habits, or later indiscre
tions, have trifled away their vigui
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 up Life, writ
ten by the greatest Specialist or the
day, and sent (sealed) for 6 cent in
stamps. Address Dr. Parker1 Med
ical and Surgical Institute, 151 North
Sprue St., Nashville, Tenn.
" - -sssMb 9 si in
The editor of the Galveston News
rises to remark that 'th soft kis
of the morning breezes in Galveston
is sweeter than the lip of wo.nen."
Nriii Carolina women quit emigra
ting to Galveston sometime ago.
BocUnt's Arnica Salre.
The bet Salve in the world for Cuts,
Bruises, Fores, Ulcer. Salt Rheum, Fe
ver Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chil
blains. Corn, and all Skai Eruption,
and positively cures Piles, or no pay
required. It if guaranteed irive per
fect satisiacliui, or money refunited.
Price 25 Unts per box. For sale by
Dr. R. HLUoixiuAY, Clinton, and ,
B. SNiTrf. Dru2iL Mount Olive- X. c.
CREATES man j a new bu!n
EN LA KG ES many an oW Um o f ,
REVIVES many a dull business,
RESCUES many a lost bus In can.
SAVES many a failing IW.nrM,
PRESERVES nanj a laryc NintM
SECURES octes la any Unlit
Therefore adreribe in a ru! paper,
one the people are anxious to ivad
NEWS OF TIIK WKEK.
VARIOUS ITF.MS OF INTKUIXT
tl ATI I F.It KD, AND 111UF.FLY
STATF.D SINCK OUIt L.T
Theirraln rmn K
-------- - - - - wnivrHjilcn
lor 18W, Is estlnuttil ,(m),ii00.0OO
Italelgli rwjiers nay thai th re
ceipt of cotton for thlfWl voir
will reach 45,000 bale.
Tho Wiluilnirttn &r.t-.....-,- ...
-- i 1 ravn
that in Spartanburg county, H. 0..
ii7-f- i ,wu iiapiiM.
During the exLttn . i ....
em ment 15.M7?i7 r,
grants have cnm 0 the Uuited
Jatuett Gord n Ifon-oii
plates erecting lw finest ncwMwncr
"-.vim; ,i, i10 uurm lor tho ow
There U a bill be foot, tho New
York Legislature which providi-t
for a fine of 125 on a voter win. flU
to vote at a general election.
A Jamtnt-tftt editor h
one fellow in Japan who don't 1k
llevu marrlHiro h fiilluro n
been married thirty-six tlmo.
Maj. Steadman's city property In
Wilmington was a. hi irtvr.iv in
G. W. William for $25,000 rash.
Aiaj. Mieauman will move to Ashe
ville. Mr. D. II, Browder retire, from
the staff or tho Italelgfi Chrjniele,
having sold his interest to Mr. Jo
sephus Daniels, the editor and pro
prietor. Gov. Fowle has appointed Joseph
E. Itoblnsoti of Ooldsboro State
proxy of Ihe Atlantic and North
Carolina ltallroad, Vice Clement
The Altoona Tribune, ltep., says
of Mr. Cleveland: "When a man
has convictions and standi by them
regardless of consequencew, even hi
opponents respect him."
The richest man in Boston U Fred
L. Ames, whose fortune Is reckoned
at about $20,000,000. His grandfath
er, Oliver Ames, used to peddle
shovels of his own handiwork.
The more they stir that silver
Kol tha dirtier it becomes. Tho
pn.b ibllltlea are that when they get
to the bottom they will find a good
deal of mud. Wilmington Star.
The Morkingmen of this country
have no hope save in the rank of
Democracy. This they will find
out sooner or later in all probabil
ity, by the November election of
The bright Baltimore Herald ha
a cartoon of poor old Hoar weepinjr,
with crape on hands and arm. Un
derneath Is written "Excuse these
tears, but there's been a funeral in
A woman may do a man's work
at the counter or ket p books as well
as a man, and yet she can't get a
man's pay. That Is one of the mys
teries which no fellow can solve.
"CInna ye hear the slogan?" De
mocracy and Alliance are marchltig
hand in hand in unity of purpose
and pplrit, and the country U once
again safe from Republicanism an 4
ruin. Goldaboro Argu.
It is quite evident from the action
of the Senate Caucus Committee In
the arrangement of the order of bu
slnes Tuesday, tlmt they have giv
en the Force bill and the gag rule
up as a pair of very dead Uogx.
A terrible explosion occurred at
Mammoth, one of the mining towns
et Pennsylvania, on the 27th ult.,ln
which more than 180 pernm perish
ed. At last accounts 117 bodies had
been recovered, many of them burnt
Good country roads are seldom
found nnd yet there Is both economy
and wealth for districts which dis
card the "penny wie and pound
foolish" policy that hss generally
distinguished our people in regard
to this class of local work.
Mr. Bull, the Republican Senator
from Craven, said yesterday in his
speech that he was In favor of an
educational qualification for voting.
He also s-dd that he favored white
supremacy. And yet he voted for a
negro for Congressman: Raleigh
The present Legislature is in per
sonal appearance a fine body. Tho
members seem intent on their du
ties are very orderly and of excel
lent deportment, and if not experi
enced, are Intelligent and able
entugh to accomplish what they
think is rljtht and in the Interest nf
the State. Greensboro North State.
The high tariff has made every
thing higher that the faru.er has to
buy; but It has not added a penny
to the price of any product he has to
sell, and never will. We shall have
aiiplo time now to ce and study the
workings of the tariff between this
and the Presidential election of 1892.
Then let the farmers of tho country
vote intelligently and patriotically.
--Western Sentinel. -
Just as Secretary Wlndom had
concluded his speech at the Board
of Trade dinner on last Thursday,
he grew deadly pale, fell In his chair,
thence he slipped to the floor, where
he lay unconscious. Many ran to
his aid, carried him into an anti
room, where many physicians pro
ceeded to his . assistance, : though
without effect. Ills attack soon re
sulted in death.
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