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CLINTON, N. O., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1891.
ATT It. ALLEN,
VV ATTORN F.V-
Goldsboro, N. U. NO PREFERENCE IN ASSIGN-
Will practice in Sampson county.
M. LEE, M. 0.
UlIYHIClANjSt) UOEO.V AND DjJSThiT,
umce in ijiM'H urnx store. Je 7-lyr
i A. STEVENS, M. D.
J Physician and Surgeon,
(Office over Post Office.)
tcfr-May bo tound at night at the
resilience of J. 11. Stevens on College
street. Je 7-lyr
IT E.FAISON, 7
.JLm Attorney and Counsell
or at Law.
Office on Main Street,
will practice in courts of Sampson and
adjoining cmnilc. Also in Supreme
Court. All business intrusted to his
tar.j will receive prompt and careful
attention. je 7-lyr
MENTS A SOLDIER'S
EDSOLICITORS TO BE ELECT
ED BY THE
Commission 1UU lis
A Strong: Kffort to
Cripple the Measure I'cg
Lctr Williams Must Go
(Condensed from State Chronicle.)
24T1I DAY, THURSDAY, FEB. 3.
Mr. Freeman, to preveut Ihe
spreading of eontas?eous diseases in
Mr. Turner, of Iredell, offered
All Attorney and Counsellor resolution to open a conscience draw
Office oa Wall Street.
Will practice in Sampson, Bladen,
Pender, Harnett and Duplin uoun
ties. Also in Supreme Court.
Prompt personal attention will he
ri von to all loyal business. e 7-lyr
TlllANK liOYETTE, D.D.S.
I 1)1-:XT19TRY r-t::
er for the use of all ex-State Print
era who feel that they have wronged
liill to prevent emigrant agents
from plying their vocations in this
State without a license. The license
fee is $1,000 for each county where
such business i-5 carried on. It fixes
ho fine for violating this act at not
less than $500 nor more than $5,000
Mr. Paine offered to amend by
not applying to counties west of the
line for reception of inmates into
the Western N. C. Hospital.
Mr. Bellamy said he had recently
received letters from his section o
the State, stating that labor was not
leaving that section at such a rate as
"0 1 1. ts i ii . i i ! rti,A -..rvn
1 Imvk i'it received a large lot 0f tu U1"ucr 11,0 1 m""1 " 4 F
Klevrant Jewelry. 'I'liii I will guars r.- crop. He hoped that the ljegisia
im to tli purchaser u ie ju.n as rep- r.ure would give the .East this rellel
..... I I tall tiik ohiirtlt " I I l k It 1 1 I 1 I ' '
T unis but carry a standard line of
Ollice on Main Street.
Olfrrs his services to the people of
Clinton and vicinity. Everything
in the line of Dentistry done in the
best style. Satisfaction guaranteed.
ttJMy terms are strictly cash.
Don't ask me to vary from this rule.
JEWELRY AND CLOCKS!
Mr. Ardry insisted that Mecklen
..,. vyf.wn riAdiiu I ho nt ron inn ii I ft- u i oiuiuiu tin v j sv" v
the ladies is called to the latet style
pins they ave "things of
f 11 UK AST
Tl.o. old reliable ami standard SETII
THOMAS CLOCKS always in stuck
in varion suits and size.
trtj- Kp;i;rin: of Watches :nd deck
iii I mniiOini Jewelry i a sped' '.
.V work 1 ili". - vu.i'uiileed t-- yh'e tu-
(M,.', if ;. T. HAW1..
A VI NCI QIJALIEIED
suImi ti i-t at or of C T.
tho estate of the lite J. W
S nith, ilecea-cti, notice is hereby
'ivontoall in'ison holding clai s
avainst sa'ul estate to pre--nt the
sa-ue to me lr payment, on or be
foie January 00th, 1KD2, or this m
tic will be plead In bar of their re
covery. All persons indebted to said es
tate are hereby notified to make im
mediate pay meat of the same.
J. E. JEUNIOAN.
Adm'r ot C. T. A.
F. l Jnks, Attorney.
Jan. 27th. ISOifriL
Mr. Twitty was opposed to the
bill. We can't pass a law to hedge
n a rascal, and we might Injur hon
Mr. Bellamy said if this bill was
to give one creditor an advantage
over another he should ttppose It.
The special order having arrived
the bill went over.
The Soldiers Home bill was the
special order for this hour and wai
Mr. Aycock moved to amend by
taking the appropriation from the
pension fund instead of the general
Mr. Turner favored the amend
ment, because ho did not wish to in
crease the rate of taxation.
Mr. Ardrey said he wouldj rather
go back heme with a record for high
taxes than to go back with a record
against the poor Confederate soldiers.
He wanted this Home to be a State
institution. The small amount ask
ed for will not support the home,
but the homebut the noble women
of U e State will go out and gather
in funds to support it. There are
many of those noble t-oldiers who
never had a homehomeless and
friendless waiting for the passage
of this bill. These will find a home
here and a burial at the hands of the
Stale, and flowers from fair hands
shall bedeck their graves.
Mr. Turner said he just took a
business view of the matter and not
a sentimental one. He should sup
port the bill whether the amendment
was adopted or not.
Mr. Williams said North Carolina
was very poor but not so poor that
she would refuse to take care of her
Mr. Butler was opposed to the
amendment and thought the money
should cotne trom the general fund
This is not for poor old soldiers, but
for our heroes who fought from '61
Mr. Aycock's amendment was lost.
The question recurred on the pas
sage ot the bill on its tlnal reading
The bill passed without a dissenting
vote. Th-'b li appropriates $3,000
a year and old Camp Kusscll to the
A Story of American Frontier
Bf Capt CHARLES HEQ, U. . A,
JitXorof"Tht ColoeC$ Daughter," "From
th RcuUct.9 "Ths DeaerUr.' Ela.
Cccjrlfcted 188S br J. D. Uppfncott Company,
FtautdttphU, and publtimad by pedJ arrang
uat through thm American Prraa Aaaodatioa.
jj rf O USE the
-Hy Mr. Dang.,
VjTlvj seemed off
V day or to
Wx had been
bill. It is wrong to carry these ig
norant negroes to unhealthy places
and the men who do it ought to be
punished. It any one wants to go, i
let him go, but do not allow h'm to
be deceived. r
Mr. Butler said he was w illing for
the colored people to go anywhere
if they could belter their condition.
Tie made no objection to labor agents
comii r bere when there were no
contracts to violate. It has- been a
hardship o the farmers to take their
labor trom them in the midrt of a
busy season. A few make some
monov by leaving, but the great ma
jority are. ruined. He had not long
since contributed money from his
own pocket to help some negroes get
back to Sampson, who had been en.
ticed away and were suffering
Air. Avpnt'k nnifl thf tho nerents
I rra va Yi. I rn that ii tntnnrif it rannrr
worked on the religious leelings of J .f
DAY, THURSDAY, FEB. OTH.
Mr. Aycock, to amend the Code
in reference to Eastern Insane Asylum.
Mr. Avery, to amend the Consti
tution relative to the jurisdiction of
Justices of the Peace.
Mr. Butler, for joint committee
on ltaiiroau Commission, reported
favorably the bill which has been
under consideration. Mr. Grigsby
.1. rr. oi'iiacjoi'fcY
Has removed his Tailoring Estab
lishment from his old stand to the
t.ftlce over Dr. A. Holmes' Medical
Olhce, opposite the Murphy House,
(next door to D. A. Culbreth, up
The irreat and orignal leader in
low prices for men's clothes. Econ-
In cloth and money will force
vou to srivo him a call.
t-Latest Fashion plates always
on hand. June 7th. lyr.
i EW BARBER SHOP.
When ou vishn easy shave,
As gcoJ as barber ever gave,
Just call oi us at our saloon
At n.orniug, eve or noon;
We cut and dres the hair with grace,
To suit the contour of "the face.
Our room is neat and towels clean,
Scissors sharp and razors keen.
And everything we think you'll find;
To suit the face and please the mind,
And all our art and skill can do,
It you just call, we'll do for you.
Shop on De Vane Street, opposite
Court House, over the old Alliance
The Clinton Barber.
the negrO3s, and when you get one
to think he has a spiritual visitation
he cannot be turned. We ought to
protect the negro an4 the piople.
The bill, as amended, passed its
Bill to secure to creditors an equal
division of tho assignment", except
that clerk3 and laborers shall be pre
Mr. Bellamy said that our present
law wasa most fertile source of fraud.
A majority of the assignments mado
in this State are fraudulent. Dii-
honest men use this law to defraud
the merchant, the manufacturer and
tho farmer alike. This is not right.
This bill appeals to our sense of right
and justice. Thirty-one States have
laws similar to the bill now before
Mr. King thought the main object
of the bill would tan. lie tnougni
the law could be evaded by giving
Mr. Durham thought tho present
law good enough.
Mr. Aycock said the present law
T A I
was an outrage, aiou continually
would be tiled. Mr. Walser said he
should sign the minority report if
amendments are not adopted to cer
The Assignment bill came up as
Mr. McLarity said ho felt the ne
cessity of such a law as this bill po
posed. It does not matter whom a
man may owe, he ough to pay all
alike. He spoke of the numbers of
cases that had been before him as
Probate Judge, la which great in
justice had been done. This bill
ought to pass to remove a blot t rom
the fair name of our State.
Mr. King said he opposed this bill
from principle. If he considered
self first he would favor it. He re
peated that the bill would not pre
vent fraud. There are numbers of
ways i ' which this can be done. The
friends ef the bill presume that it
will remedy this evil, but he did not
Mr. Bellamy made a strong argu
ment for the bill.
Bill passed secon treading. It was
then put in third reading and passed.
i expression of
his feed" for
wo. The hunt
big success, despite the fact of Perry's
defection he had not even joined them
at luncheon and it wag agreed that It
should be repeated the first bright day
after muster. That ceremony came off
on Monday with due pomp and formality
and much rigidity of inspection on the
part of the post commander. It was
watched with interest by the ladies, and
Mrs. Belknap even proposed that when
the barracks and kitchens were being
visited thev should go along. Dana had
been her devotee ever since the day of
the hunt, and announced his willingness
to carry her suggestion to the colonel,
but Belknap declined. She wanted a few
words with Perry, and did not know
how to effect her purpose. When he
Btopped and spoke to her after parade on
Saturday evening and would have made
peace, she thought to complete her ap
parent conquest by a show of womanly
displeasure at his conduct, and an as
surance that, thanks to Mr. Dana, the
day had been delightful and his failure
to accompany her had been of no conse
quence at alL The utterly unexpected
wav in which he took it was simply a
"stunner" to the little lady.
So far from being piqued and jealous
and huffy, as she expected, Mr. Perry
justified the oft expressed opinion of her
sisterhood to tEe effect that "men were
simply past all comprehension" by
brightening up instantly and expressing
such relief at her information that for a
moment she was too dazed to epcuk. - By
that time he had pleasantly said good
night and vanished; nor had lie been
near her since, except to bow tnd look
pleased when she walked by wiih Dana.
She never thought of him aa an actor
before, but this, said Mrs. Belknap to
herself, looks like consummate acting.
Had she known of or even suspected the
existence of a woman who had interposed
and cast her into the shade the explana
tion would have occurred to her at once;
but that there was a goddess in the shape
of Gladys Maitland within a day's ride
of Itossiter she never dreamed for an in
stant. ' Believing that no other woman
couM have unseated her, Mrs. E&Iknap
simply could not account for suck utter,
such unutterable, complacency on the
part of her lately favored admirer in his
virtual dismissal. All Sunday and Mon
day she looked for signs of sulking or
surrender, but looked in vain.
Perry seemed unusually grave and
silent, was Parke's report of the situa
tion; but whatever comfort she might
have derived from that knowledge was ut
terly destroyed by the way he brightened
Hp and looked pleased whenever they
chanced to meet. Monday evening he
stopped to s peak with her on the walk,
hnlHIfag out his hand and fairly beaming
upon her; she icily received these demon
strations, but failed to cnul tnem or mm.
Then she essayed to make him suffer the
m.. VM.IUU, VU1M w au Ut J V4
all of you where it's good and light."
And lie hospitably held open the screen
door. Perry had seen tho album a dozen
times, but he wad for going in with the
others, when he felt a little hand press
ure on his arm. and Mrs. Belknap's
great dark eyes were gazing cp into his
with mournful, incredulous appeal
"Don t you know I want to see you?
she murmured so that only he could
And, much bewildered, Mr. Perry
She stood where she could look
through the screen door in the parlor be
yond, watching furtively until the party
were grouped under tho hanging lamps
and absorbed in looking over one an
other's shoulders at the famous albums;
then, beckoning to him to follow, she
flitted, like some eerie sprite, ou tiptoe
to the southern end of the veranda.
where clustering vines hid her from
view from the walk along the parade.
Perry began to feel queer, as he after
wards expressed it, but he stalked along
after her, declining to modulate the
thunder of his heavy heels upon the re
sounding gallery. She put her finger to
her lips, and, after a nervous glance
around, looked at him warningly, be
"What on earth's the matter?" was all
the perplexed and callow youth could
find to say, and in a tone so utterly de
void of romance, sentiment, tenderness
anything she wanted to hear that in
all her experience and 'she had had not
a little pretty, bewitching little Mrs.
Belknap could recall nothing so humil-
ing al her undaunted pluck, "Pre known
you fifteen years, and nTer have found
you at a loss for a sharp retort.
"In all the years you nave known rue.
doctor, as child, as maid, as woman,
you are the only man in the army who
ever put me on the defensive. I see
clearly that you would taunt me because
of this interview with Mr. rrry. Hon!
soit qui mal y pense. Dr. Quin! You are
the last man in this rarrhwn cavalry
and aH who can allord to throw
"Whcw-w-wT whistled tho doctor.
What a little spitfire you always were.
to be sure! Mr. Perry," said he, turning
suddenly on the young officer, "let me
at once apologize for a very misleading
observation. When I tpoke of having
known Mrs. Belknap fifteen years she
instantly thought 1 meant to make her
out very much elder than she is; and
hence these recriminations. She always
objected to me because I used to tease
her when she was In her first long
drcesos tho prettiest girl at Fort Leav-
enworui and sue s never gonen over it.
But her father and I were good friends,
and I should like to be an honest one to
his daughter. Good night to you both."
One moment. Dr. Quin," said Perry,
springing forward. "You have seen fit
to make comments and insinuations that
have annoyed Mrs. Belknap at a time
when she was under my escort"
"Oh. Mr. Perry, no! no!" exclaimed
Acain pained silence and cmUrri
ment. A t last the sergeant ntvnou imow
ly forward and spoke:
"Captain, the men f; tuA&kcd, ihe
voices disguised. I culd uot the
dress in the darkness. I was struck oa
the head almost the instant I got outaide
the door, and it would be imposaibU for
me to identify one of thnt"
"Do you think it was the tune gang
you had the trouble with at Dunr.tvcnr
"I could not say, sir
CREATES nun j a new !n!iv f .
ENLARGES many an old huu.cv
REVIVES many a Call bqsUwM,.
RESCUES many a lt WInr,
SAVES many a fail he I t-stuo,
PRESERVES raany a U U.c
SECURES succcm In a.;n U)uhs
Therefore advertise hi a j-yai pur.
one the people are anxiou M r
NEWS OF TIIK WEEK.
VARIOUS ITEMS OF INTEREST
OATH EKED, ANH BRIEFLY
STATED SINCE OUR I. AST
EvangeUpt Fife ha i urchin d a
handsome residence In !'av ttevlll
Do you suspect any of our own mcnT and Mill make that tdacv hi homo.
"I would not say that. Mr." I
uuring mm yiair ii-m liuMklnts
wen patented m thUc utdry and
ytt the imputation continue to In-creac.
"Where is the stable guard;
Stryker. . "Send Mm her.
And presently Trouper Kelly a wiry
little Irishman, whit a twinkling eye and
aa expression of aiinglcd dwilmcnt and
Imperturbability in Lis face came forth
from the stable door and stood attention.
"Where were you when tht awauit
took place, Kelly?"
"At the far end of thoeub. n. sir,"
replM Kelly, with prompt iwi.S on
"Then of course you saw and knovr
nothing of it."
"Not a wor-rad, sir.
"Why did you lot a gang froui that
English ranch como here an J beat your
sergeant before your very eyer
Kelly reddened at the very idea.
"I'd ha died first, slrt Sore they'd
nlver dared And then Kelly topped
aoirn pxnrpsslv to make monev urn to amena me constitution OI
This bill may not meet every case, the State. The amendment pro-
but it seems to be the best that can vides that State Solicitors be elected
be done. This is a bill for justice in the same manne-asSupeiiarCourt
not to favor any one. Judges are elected.
ThSpn.itft AriinurnMl at 2 o'clock Mr. Bull said that
pangs of the iilted by clinging to Dana's
arm and Bmilimj up in Dana s face, and
then she suddenly started: "Oh. Mr.
Dana! How could I have been so thought
less and this is your wounded side!"
Dana protested that her slight weight
was Bocrining balm, not additional pain.
and Perry promptly asseverated that if
he were Dana he would beg her not to
quit his arm, and her eyes looked scorn
at him as she said, "How can you know
anything: about it, Mr. Perry? You've
never been in action or got a scratch.
while Mr. Dana" and now the dark
eyes spoke volumes as they looked-up
into those of her escort "Jlr. Dana is
one of the heroes of the fighting days of
the regiment." Even that failed to crush
him, while it had the effect of making
Dana feel mawkish and absurd. Perry
frankly responded that he only won
dered the women ever could find time to
w a rt . -m- t "r Ttflir ft " T I ...
T X U W A i UKM AN. and the bill went over.
' I .Vptr niv wrnvpsniv. vni 4tii.
Mr. Rose, from cittoens of John-
No, 112 North Water Street,
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Cotton and Timber.
: also :
Country Produce handled to best ad
Reference 1st National Bank,
Wilmington, N. C. aug2.-tf
Raise Turkeys weiehing from 80
to v pounaa, ana worm twice as
much as common stock, by buying
luu-Dioou breeds. Address,
S. II. COLWELL,
Wallace P. O.,
novC-tf Duplin Co., N. C.
FOR BENT !
Store-IIou3e and Lot, Barn and
Stables connected with same, at In-
gold, N. C. Possession given imme
For farther particulars apply to
E. C. HERRING,
janl tf CUrland, N. C.
ston countv, asking for the repeal of
the merchants' purchase tax.
Mr. Wilcox, to incorpoiate the Ty
son & Jonos Buggy Company.
Mr. Butler, to amer d sections 3632
and 3CS5 of the Code.
Mr. Aycock, to incorporate the Mt.
Olive Railway and Lumber company ,
Mr. Turner, to establish a Geologi
cal Survey of the State,
Mr. AHep, of Bladen, to regulate
the pay of teachers in Public Schools,
Mr. Walser, a resolution instruct
ing our membeis in Congress to use
their efforts in obtaining a constitu-
show any civility whatever to fellows
this wis evi- like him, when there were so many who
I i m . 1 a. I a
dently aimed at his district (the 2d). ?T a IT?
, '.o.,,.,...;,,. loss to fathom him, and when tattoo
xic sam tne present ooiici tor v ime, came iionday nignt, and they were
colored) was a good man ana tney I gj discussing the project of a run with
loved him. I the bounds for tho coming morrow a
Tr T,,rnr Raid tho hill nrnrwl I MT y celebration on new princxpi
to elect Solicitors as Judges are elect
ed, because if it is right as to Judges
it is right as to Solicitors. It will
enable us to arrange districts so a to
equalise the work of Solicitors and
Judges. He said he did not share
in the opinion of the gentleman
lie thought tho law was just to all
Mr, Aycock said ike bill was to
elevate the office of Solicitor, and
place it above the possibility of pet-
tional amendment requiring U. K. I ty personal prejudices.
Mrs. Belknap resolved upon & change of
Dana was officer of the guard and over
at the guard house, but nearly all the
other officers were chatting about the
veranda and the gate of the colonel's
quarters. Thither had Capt. Belknap
escorted his pretty wile, and she was,
as usual, the center of an interested
group. Perry came strolling along after
reporting tibe result of tattoo roll call to
the adjutant, and Capt. Stryker called
to him and asked some question about
the men on stable guard. The orders of
the colonel with regard to watching the
movements of tho men after the night
roll call were being closely observed, and
"How can you bo so unkind to mc?"
at last she whispered, in the tragic
tremolo she well knew to be effective; it
had done execution over and aproin. But
big, handsome Ned Perry looked only
like one in a maze; then he bent over
her in genuine concern
"Why, Mrs. Belknap! What lias hap
pened? What has cone wrong? What
do you mean by unkindness?"
She faced him. indignantly nowt "Is
it possible you profess not to know?"
By all that's holy, Mrs. Belknap, I
haven't an idea of what you mean to
charge mo with. Tell me, and I'll make
every amend I know how.
He was bending over her in genuine
distress and trouble; he had no thought
but to assure her of his innocence of any
conscious wrong. She was leaning upon
the balcony rail, and he rested one strong
hand upon the post at the shaded corner,
abovo her head, as he bowed his own to
catch her reply,
For a moment she turned her face
away, her bosom heaving, her little
hands clasping nervously, the picture of
wronged and Borrowing womanhood.
His blunt, ragged honesty was some
thing she had never yet had to deal with.
This indeed was "game worth the
candle," but something of a higher order
than the threadbare flirtations she had
found so palatable heretbfore. She had
expected him to be revealed by this time
as tho admirer who bad only been play
ing a part in his apparent acceptance of
the situation cf the last two days; she
expected to be accused of coquetting
with Dana, of neglect, coldness, insult
towards himself; and this she would
have welcomed; it would have shown
him still a victim in her toils, a mouse
sho might toy and play with indefinitely
before bestowing tho final coup de grace.
But instead of it, or anything like it,
here 6tood tho tall, handsome young fel
low, utterly ignoring the possibility of
her having wronged him, and only beg
ging to be told how he had affronted her,
that he might make immediate amends.
It was simply exasperating. She turned
suddenlv upon him, hiding ber face in
her hands, almost sobbing:
And I thought we were sucli such
Even that suggestive tentative did not
lay him prostrate. Fancy the utter in
adequacy of his response:
"Why, so did 1" This was too much.
Down came the hands, and were laid in
frantic appeal upon hi breast. He did
not bar the way; she could have slipped
from tho corner without difficulty, but
the other method was more dramatic
"Let me go, Mr. Perry," she pleaded.
"I I might have known; I might have
known." The accents were stifled, heart
"Don't go yet, Mrs. Belknap; don't go
without telling me what wnat I ve
done." And poor Ned imploringly seized
the little hands in both his and held them
tight. "Please tell me," he pleaded.
"No. not You would not understand;
vou do not see what I have to bear. Let
. . .
me ero. I beg, please; x cannot stay.
Alii b r great dark eyes, swimming in
tea. j. were raised to his face, while with
faint very faint struggles she strove
to pull her hands away, relenting in her
purpose to go the moment she leit that
he was relaxing tho hold in wnicn tney
were clasped, but suddenly wrenching
them from his breast and darting from
his side, leaving Perry in much bewil
derment to face about and confront the
A little openine bad been left in the
railing at the south end of the veranda
the same through which the post surgeon
had passed the night Mrs. Lawrence bad
shown to Perry the answering signal
light; it was the doctor's "short cut" be
tween the colonel's quarters and his own
side door, and soft, unbetraying turf lay
there between. Absorbed in her melo
drama, Mrs. Belknap had failed to note
the coming of the intruder; absorbed in
his own stupefaction and hi3 fair part
nert apparent depth of woe. Ned Perry
heard nothing but her soft words and
softer sighs, until a deep voice at his
shoulder a voice whose accent betrayed
no apology gave utterance to this un
"Mrs. Belknap, this is the thirtieth
not the first of April."
"And what has that to do with your
sudden appearance, Dr. Quin?"' an
swered the lady, with smiling lips but
flashing eyes. She rallied from the shock
of sudden volley like the veteran she
was, and took the brunt of the fight on
her own white, gleaming shoulders.
needing no aid from the young fellow
short. flU Celtic pride had been touch-
Mrs. Belknap, laying her hand on his ed to Uie quick, and liad ft not proved
arm. "Not a word of that kind, I itn- too much for even Irish wit?
plorel Husht here comes my husband." j -now did they get the sergeant out of
Ah, Belknap.- said the doctor the stable at this hour of tho nlghtr
blandly, as the big captain came hur
riedly forth with searching glance along
the dark gallery, "here you find me, as
usual, trying to be devoted to Mra B.
whenever I con get you out of the way.
Why the jeuce can't you stay?"
"Oh, it's you, is it, doctor answered
the captain in tonosof evident relief.
"It is far too chilly for this young
woman to bo sitting here without a
wrap, is it not? Come inside, Dolly.
Come, doctor. Halloo! what's that?"
A cavalry trumpeter camo springing
through the gate and up on the veranda.
"Is Capt. Stryker here?" he panted.
"No. What's the matter?" demanded
"Trouble at the stables, sir. Sergt
G Wynne's assaulted again."
Perry sprang from the veranda and
went tearing across the dark lovol of the
parade as fast as active legs could carry
him, leaving the doctor far behind. As
he passed the company quarters he noted
that several men were leaping from their
broad galleries, some just palling on a
blouse, others in their shirt sleeves, but
all hastening towards the stables, where
dim lights could be seen flitting about
like will-o'-the-wisps. One of . these
troopers came bounding to his side and
would have passed him in the race. He
recognized the athletic form even in the
darkness and hailed him:
"That you. Sergt. Leary? What's gone
"It's thim blackguards from below,
sir. Who else could it ber
"Those people at the ranch?"
"Tho very ones, sir. No one else would
harm Sergt. Gwynno. Sure we ought
to have wound "em up the one night we
had a chance, sir."
Breathless, almost, they reached the
stables. The horses were all snorting and
plunging about in their stalls, showing
every indication of excitement and
alarm. From the stables of the adjoin
ing companies other men had come with
lanterns, and a group of perhaps half a
dozen troopers was gathered about the
form of a cavalry sergeant who was seat
ed, limp and exhausted, at the western
doorway. One soldier was bathing his
face with a sponge; the first sergeant of
the troop was bending over and trying
to feel the pulse.
"Stand back, you men"' he said, au
thoritatively, as he caught sight of the
lieutenant's shoulder straps. "Lave a
lantern here. Now, Gwynne, heres
Lieut. Perry. Can you tell him who it
Gwynne feebly strove to rise, but Perry
6it down! The doctor is coming:
don't attempt to move," panted the young
officer. "TeH me what you know about
It, Sergt. Hosmer."'
Nothing but tins, sir. I was in the
office when Trumpeter Petersen ran in
and said they were killing Sergt. Gwynne.
I sent him for the captain and graooed
my revolver and ran here as hard as I
could. He was lying just outside the
door when I got here, and not another
soul in sight. Sergt. Ross, of F troop,
and Sergt. Pagan, of B. came with their
lanterns from the stables next door; but
they had not even heard the trou We.
Where was the stable guard."
InsHu. sir, and he's there now. He
heard the scuffle, he says, and ran to
give the alnrni and to protect the ser
geant, but the men scattered when he
came, and he saw none or them.
Tell him to oome here. Let some of
these nwn go in and quiet he horses.
The captain will be here u a minute.
and he will want to see that staweman.
Who is it"
By this time Dr. Quin came lumber
ing heavily up the slope to tne Hiaoie
door Hi manner was very quiet ana
. i i 1
very grave as tie Dent over uw mjiueu
man and carefully studied his face by
the light of the sergeant's famp. The
doctor spoke gently:
"You know i ue. sergeant! ut. tum.
Can you tell me what struck you? Are
you hurt eiitewVere than in tne ncao.'
Gwynne made no reply ror a moment.
then faintly answered: .
Stunned, mainly, and one or two
kicks after I was knocked down."
Then came a deeper voice, quiet but
authoritative, and the groq? that had
begun to close in again about the doctor
Sure they called him out, sir,
"And the sergeant happened to
down there by the door at the time?"
"No, sir; he was in hu room beyant
up there by the forage.
"That's a long distance from this door.
Kelly; and if he could hear itlin hi
room you could hear it farther away,
"I wasn't farther away thin, sir; I was
down here when they axed for him.
"Then why didn't you open the door
and see who wa? making euch a raoktt.
shouting for Sergt. Gwynne aftor taps?"
"Sure they didn't shout at all at all.
6ir: they axed for him quiet and se-
Bpectabia like, an I wint and told him.
"Ah. yes, I see. And then, bavin,
told him, you went away to tho far end
of the stable.
"Yis, sir, just so, sir; an tho moment
I heard the scrimmidge, sir, I ran as
hard aa 1 could."
"Of course you considered It was none
of your business what people might want
with the stable eergeant at night
"No. sir. If he wanted me he had a
right to tell me to come."
"We differ on that point. Kelly. Re
lieve him. Sergt. Homer.
On fhe following morning Cot. Brain-
ard was surprised to note In Ixipt. airy
ker s column of remarks explanatory of
the alterations from the status of the
"Serct. Gwvnne from daily duty as
Mr. 1. F. St. Clair h i- - v te4 hi
connection with the S.tnt r I Hxptx
to accept a Mv!tlii on th editorial
! staff of the Charlotte ChsnnVIo
The IVnsion bill iMN-it i t Sen
ate. The amount remind U $s I.'...
173,OSo. Such U lladic.tlivti, ur-
Ulcn and a curse to the coutitrv.
Th N. Y. Star ha ch.'nsod i ;tW
and will hereafter Ixmr the n. m of
The Daily Continent. It nuw ot a
good Mart, but has not yet ara nn.c-
ed its politics.
Accoidhig to the couiin of th" In.
dians in thU country they hao de
creased in tho devside about
000. In ISs'. they nu... In-red JV;.PJl.
in ISM 2IS.273.
Tho Republican party I now tho
minority party. Like goxN under
the auctioneer hummer, it U Mo-
lhtf, goiiiir,':litI will Miotilie"giit.M
New IxTiie Journal.
Cleve'and and Hill met :t a ban
quet m .! and uid ph aant ii!tiji
A each tthcrin after dinner jMi-ehr!.
This may mean that Hill will not
antagonize Cleveland lr President
The farmers oft he Southend W-t
were not more nifi-es--! ul use la-l
year than u-ual ingrowing iMtton,
coru and wheat, but thev eertai'dy
wire more .ucVH-ful In rai-ing
There is a new qui Miou coming
the election of United Static Sena
tors by the people. A more impor
tant one pcrhap.4 is a direct vote for
the Presidency. Wilmington j,ts-wnger.
It really begins to look like North
Carolina has never known Mteh nil
exiK)ititHi as the New lere Fair is
going to be. It ojens on the "2d of
thh mouth and will continue for
Tax the excessive incoii.es of the
. over-rich, rwluee all ee-ive ofli-
etable sergeant to siuk in hospital; Sorgt. j cial salaries National, State, Coun .
Leary from duty to arrest, and Private 1 ty and Municipal. Ti.is is the de-.
Kellv from dutv to confinement." inand d" the people at this time.
t . . ii i.i.i.t -
lm l jou liinr u . wuiUMjiii'j .-w
Continued next week.
Pronounced Hopeless, Vet Saved.
From a letter written by Mrs. Ada
E. Ilurd, ofCroton, S. D., we quote:
"Was taken with a bad cold, which
settled on my lung, cough set in
and Anally terminated in Consump
tion. Four doctors gave me up fay
ing I could live but a f-hort time. 1 1
gave myself to my Saviour, deter
mined if I could not Htay with my
friends on earth, I vrould meet my
absent ones above. My husband
was advised to get Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption, (Toughs
at d Colds. I gave it a trial, took
in all eight bottles; it has cured me.
and thank God I am now a well and
hearty woman." Trial bottles free
at Dr. It. 14. Ilolliday's drugstore,
Clinton, N. C, and John it. Smith,
druggist, Ml. Olive, N. C.
A Fixe Child.
Caller And this is the new baby?
Fxnd Mother Ian't bo splendid?
Caller Yes, inde d !
Fond Mother And ho bright ! Soe
how intelligently be breathes J
You arc In a Lad Fix
vi! will euro you if you
or Liter mui-U'"-
away their vigot
and his patient fell back aa Capt. Stryker
strode into their midst.
"Sergt. II owner, send all these men of
the troop back to their quarters at once,
and permit no more to come out. Is he
much hurt, coctorr
"Somewhat stunned, be says. Ive
made no examination yet.
TTi cantain looked about him. Ex-
pay u-. Our message is to the
nervous and debilitated, win
early evil habit'1,
Hons, have trilled
of bodv. mind and manhood, and
sutrei all those effects which lead to
premature decay, consumption or in
sanity. If this means you, ?nd lor
and read our Book k Lii'E, writ
ten by tho greatest Specialist of the
day, and seut fealed) for 0 cents in
stamps. Address Dr. Parker's Ml
ical andSurgh ai Institute, I'd North
Spruce St., Nashville, Tenn.
A New York editor who wrote an
obituary notice ut a man oi fo!:i
celebrity al,"He began lilWasa
legal practitioner, but wsis diwitd
from it ty a love ot h tter. lie
did n.t ee the prinlei's proof, and
was enfronted the next uiornin
with this : "He began lite as a legal
politician, but he w as diverted from
it by a Jove of hitlers." - Demaratu
Bueklen'M Arnica Saltf.
The bct Sah'f i.i t.ie world hr Cu:s,
Urvise. Sores, l'i-t. Na't KV-uni. K
voi Sores, Tett r. ;l. n p-H ilanJ, Chii
blams Cern, and -k:u Kruplioo,
mj! iM.Ml'.veiy eur' i uh r no pay
required. It i iriuraittied t-. cive er-
teet satialactici;. m morey retarded.
2'rite 25 cents tei l-ox. For true by
Dr. 1L II. Hoixi -a , '!utr., arid .1
5MITH, Drujuri-t. M.-iait Olive, N. O
So tar as we can Jurge, the I'ls-tnrei-i
doing well. A great many
bills have been introduced that will
be lost in the committee room, but
we trust that we shall witness 44the
the survival of the Jlti.eW New
Congressman 1'hel.in, of Thanes-
see, who lias iK-en in i ruiouguine,
and who went to the Ihdr.im.is for
his health before the 1 'ginning ot
the winter, died at Nassau on Janu
ary 30th, and his body arrived in
New i ork Sunday moriuag.
Whatever the. IiCgi-huure : or
does not do, there is enetliMi'X it
must do, to meet thedemand "t the
eoile, iiss a just and w i.-e Haai oad
Conmiission bill. And ln i !' an
other Sunday morning the bui now
pending will .be a law of Uo Stnte.
Ah we look down on the Uej- ibli
can part.", stretching from Mm-iiu to
Califo: nl.i, we discover that it is
perturbed and unhappy. Tho old
time louancy has dt. patted s.i:d it
fcetns to be suffering from a severu
attark of nervous prostratio . N.
Y. Herald. I ml.
Bill passed its several readings by
a s rict party vote.
Bill to apportion the public school
funds ofthe State. Bdl provides j
that the school funds shall be equal-
Mr. ored .o amend by "! !,Chlf
Friday at the expiration of the morn-
Senators to be elected by the people.
The bill to secure to creditors an
equal division of the assets of debt
ors came up as unfinished business.
fixing the maximum bond of assign
ees at $50,000.
Mr. King did not think the bill
ought to pass.
Continued on Second Page.
who stood there, flushed, annoyed, yet
when Strumpets sounded "tape," a few too perturbed to say a word even bad J QnQ gej-geant holding a lantern, the
moments later, several of the troop com- there been a chance to get in one edge- J troopers, .obedient to his order.
manders walked away together, and this nise. Blunt as be was, be cocM not but I were Bjowjy fading back into the dark
left a smaller party. It was just at this t realizo the awkwardness of the situation. I their war to tho barracks. Only
juncture that Mrs. Belknap's sweet voice And to be so misjudged by sucn a man as J the doctor. Mr. Perry, and the sergeant
has neara aaaressing tne amnwrniiiig i jjr. Ouinl AU uus was iukuuhk uwugu i remained by toe side ox tne iniurea
his mind as tne aoctor answerea:
Nothing with my appearance, Mrs.
Belknap; it was yours I remarked upon.
Too seemed to think it All Fools day.'
"Far from it, doctor, when I thought
von miles away."
"Well, well, Mrs. Belknap," said Quin,
shrugging his broad shouldcrsand laugh-
Oh, colonel I Ever since Thursday I
have been telling Capt. Belknap about
those lovely albums of yours; and he is
so anxious to see them. Could he have
a look at them to-night?" .
"Why, certainly, exclaimed the colo
nel, all heartiness and nleasore. "Come !
man. iuen came toe question:
"Who did this. GwynneT
No-answer. A deeper shade of pain
and trouble aeemod to pass over the
sergeant's face. He made an effort to
speak, hesitated, and at last replied:
1 cannot say, sir."
a Useful Max. rditor Great
Xiauy: l want a gxi, strong euno-
rial on the tariff lor to-morrow. I
think you can write it. New Man
(promptly) Yes, sir. Which side
n i rr
COXSLTIPTICX SUltELT CURED.
To i tub Eiutok Phrftte infor
vour readers tim I have a plllvc
remedy for the abe'e Haraed diteage.
Ut it timely use thousaaus or hoK;lo
J . . . i .
cases nav ocen perniaueiiuy cure a.
I shall be "lad to send two bottles " u
iky remedy free to auy of your read
er who bare consumption n tuey .... w
I scud me their xitks ana oiU e
Money, likft every other represen
tative of value, has itn price, which
fluctuates in different market1, and
even In tho same iuaket ; f"r one
man my find it profitable to pay 10,
l't or 2)i'r cent, for the use of mon
ey, while bis next door iu;ighhoi(
with entirely different bu-iue op
put unities, could not use rowed
money to advantage at f r id.
The Vi5:ui:igto'i Mcs-4 .igi-r s jys :
"JIuekleberv bu-lns bi Ka'up-on
c.'Tinty are. in bloom, and sforekecp-
t rs are already m iking advance on
next easjiis crop."
We did t.ot know the above fact
ur.til informed byourcontei.p.raryt
I and we hope that the Messenger has
been misinformed a!iut the matter,
as so early a bloom and merehantilo
advances on the lluckle'oery crop
may not prove btsicficial.
Now that Ingalls is beaten lot of .
Republican pnters are revly b say
that it Isn't ny great ! smyway.
The Syracuse Journal. eji!ed by the
po?lina!:tcr, savs: "I he retirement
of John J. Ingalls from the United
States Senate would be'mrire deeply
regretted had he not, in the preenc;
of a tenipotary iolitieal reittion in
his State, lowered tie standard of
Hepublicanisin, and f hO Aed himself
vote seeker rather tnan the high-
toned ssvatestnan which be before had
been reputed to be." Itepated by
T. A. hlJUCUM. M. (
181 Peail st.. "cw York. Jny people on the globe.
A company is talking about util
izing the immense water p iwer of
Lake Superior. We have no 'Lake
Superior, but we have advantages
and Inducements superior to those
of any other State in the Union.
Every section has the Vpowei" befet
adapted to its :eveiopment. North
Carolina lias brain powc, muscular
power, and whatever tie is Inher
ent in a brave, virtuous and patriot
ic people. We Juve bu ' to use tha
means that God has placed in our
tower, to become as prosperous ai