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VY7" II. ALLEN,
V V ATTOIlXEY-AT-LAV,
(ioldsboro, N. C.
Will practice in Sainton county.
m. li:i;, m . i).
I'dV.sK.i l.s,Si! laiKO AM) Di:.vr 1-ST,
iii la:e's Drugstore. j7-lyr
A. STKVKNS, M. D.
Physician ani Surgeon,
(i) Slice nvr Post umce.j
iarMay be found ut night at the
r-M of J. ti. Slovens on College
FA ISO N,
T )11NEY AND
ou at Law.
OMce uti Main Street,
A ll! practice in courts of Sampson und
..l.oiniiig eounlies. Also in Supreme
iVi.irt. All business intrusted to his
.-,.r will receive prompt and careful
Aitounky and Counsellor
(Mice on Wall Street.
Will practice in Sampson, llladen,
IV'uder, Harnett and JJuplin Coun-
ti s. Also in Supreme court.
I'r ;itpt personal attention will be
riv.-n to all legal business. e rf-iyr
I Till A XK HOYETTIS, D.B.S
OihVe on Main Street.
:t'. rs his services to the people of
Clinton and vicinity. Everything
in the line of .Dentistry done in the
best style. Satisfaction guaranteed.
2ay-Mv terms are strictly cash
Don't ask me to vary from this rule.
JEWELRY Affl CLOCKS!
1 have j"it rrc-t ivil a larac lot of
Kaant .jtovelry. Tliis I will guaran
tee to th purchaser to be ju-t as rep
rosrnDd. 1 sell no cheap, "tire yuilt"
good hut carry a stan'OAUM link ok
(ioi,i kkoxt ooops. The attention of
IV lathes is called t the latest stylo
af n k east, hns thev :e '"things of
The old reliable and standard SETII
THOMAS CLOCKS always in stock
in various stylos an 1 sia;.
Cop- Repairing of Watches and (.'locks
Miid mending .Icytlry is a spL'c!n"y.
Ali work I do is guaranteeil to ive co
in e satisfaction.
ei)5-if G. T. RAWI.
HAVING QUALIFIED AS
adiniui-trator 't C. T. A.
upon the estate of the lite J. W
Smith, deceased, notice is liereby
given to all persons holding clai t h
again-t said estate to present the
.same to nu for payment, on or be
fore January 30th, 1892, or this no
lit . will be plead ill bar of their re
covery. All per-ons indebted to said es
tate are hereby notified to make im
mediate pavnievit of the same.
J. E. JEUXIGAX.
Adm'r ot C. T. A.
F. 1. Joxk.s, Attorney.
Jan. 27th, 1801- ft bo -It
I. T. cc G. F. ALDERMAN,
No. 1112 North Water Street,
WILMINGTON, X. C.
Cotton :mtl Tinibor.
: a I .s o :
Country Produce handled to best ad
vantage. Uefkrkxce 1st National Bank,
Wilmington, X. C. aug'-tf'
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Jus call or us at our saloon
t morning, eve or noon;
We cut and dress the hair with grace,
To suit the contour of the face.
Our room U neat and towels clean,
Scissors sharp and razors keen,
And everything we think you'll find:
To suit the face and please the mind,
nd all our art and skill can do,
It vou just call, we'll do for you.
Shop on De Vane Street, opposite
Court Iloufe, over the old Alliance
The Clinton Barfcer.
If you wish a tirtclas3 Shave,
Hair Cut, Shampaon or Mustache
Dye, call at my place of business on
Wall Street, three doers from the
corner of M. Hanstein's, there you
win una me at an Hours.
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If you want a good job don't fail to
call on me. J. 11. SIMMONS,
aprlO tf Barber.
liaise Turkeys weighing from 30
to 40 pounds, and worth twice as
much us co. union stock, by buying
lull-bloou breeds. Address,
S. II. COL WELL,
AValiace P. O.,
novG-tl Duplin Co., N. C.
FOR RENT !
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Stables connected with same, at In
gold, N. C. Tossession given imme
For further particulars apply to
E. C. HERRING,
Janl If Garland, N. G.
What The Argonaut Han to Say
on this Important Subject.
The conditions which are most fa
vorable for the profitable cultivation
Ot vegetables and fruits for market,
are a suitable xoil, early maturity,
cheap labor, and rapid transportation
All these conditions exist in Eastern
North Caroliua to a greater extent
than at any other point on the At
lantic coast. Only eighteen hcurs
from New York, wo can put our veg
etables and fruits in any of the
Northern markets in a condition as
fresh as the localities near by. In
this particular, as well as in the cost
of transportation we have largely
the advantage of the States South of
usj and the consequence is, that al
though Florida vegetables get in
market ahead of us, they do not
bring any better price than those
shipped from North Carolina, from
the lact that they arc not t-o fresh.
It is also true that when the distance
is so great, a large quantity i3 lost
trom decay before reaching market.
As our vegetables get in market
ahead of those shipped from any
point Ncrth of us, and yetget there
in a lresh and nice Condition, we get
much better prices. Thus it will be
seen that Eastern Nor.h Caroliua as
to location, occupies the most desira
ble position of any State on the At
The soil of this section is special
iy suiieu lor trucking, it is warm
and friable, and easily cultivated,
and susceptible of a very high state
of improvement. The experiments
which have been made, fully de
monstrate that no better, or mere
suitable soil for the purpose can any
where be found. She facilities- for
transportation for much of thistei
ritory is good. The Atlantic Coast
Line, duringthe season, put a special
train on for the accommodation of
the trade. The territory north of
the Albemarle sound finds shipping
Iacilitie3 by the S. & K. N.& C. and
inexs. & o. raiiroaus. Tnere is a
large territory, embracing thecoun
ties of Jones aad Onslow, and parts
of adjoining counties which has some
of the finest trucking lands in the
world, which have at present no rail
road lacuities, but roads are project
ed and will be built, when this ter
ritory will become the truc ker's par
adise. ii nas ucen oniy a tew years since
any attempt was made to raise veg
etables and fruits lor the northern
markets, and such has been the suc
cess which has attended the experi
ment, and the enormous profits of
the business, that already it lias de
veloped into large proportions, and
is destined to become one ot the
most important industries, if not the
most important in Eastern North
Carolina. The number of crops
which can be made on the same land
constitutes a great advantage. The
trucking season begins in January
and ends in June. The truck lands
are then planted in cotton, corn and
millet, or allowed to grow in native
grass for hay. To illustrate tho ca
pability of our lands in tnis partlcu
ar, Mr. Ceo. Allen, of New Berne,
on September loth, 18So, planted one
acre in Oarmaii kale, which wassold
during February 1880. In March
the ground was planted in bunch or
snap beans. The crop ot iys halt
barrel boxes was gathered during
the first half of June. The land was
then sown with German millet which
was cut September 1st and weighed,
after being well cured, 9,000 pou .ds,
giving three profitable crops within
twelve months. Ave give this in
stance to illustrate the capacity of
our soil, and to show what may be
lone. With a climate and soil po -
sessing such splendid capacity, it is
impossible that tho future should
fail to develope the most magnifi
cent results. The trucking Interest
having grown up since the last cen
sus, we cannot give the figures of
what has beed done in detail, but
some instances will serve to indicate
the proportions the business has as
In the vicinity of New Berne
aboot 2,500 acres are occupied for
trucking and produced last year
2000,000 packages valued at over
300,000, or $120 per acre. This land
after the trucl' crop was taken off.
was in the very best condition for a
crop ot cotton, corn or anything else
desired to be planted. At Elizabeth
City, Washington, Kinfton, Mount
Olive, W umington and many other
points the business is largely follow
ed, while to a smaller extent truck
ing is carried on at every station on
all the railroads running through the
Eastern part of the State.
isownere m :ne world can a man
live easier, make more money and
surround himself with more com
forts, with the sams labor, than in
Eastern North Carolina, and the fu
ture of this section is destined to be
more prosperous than any other on
the South Atlantic 'coast. Already
the value of real estate has greatly
increased, and it will quadruple in
the next few years.
How is This?
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Price 75c. per bottle. Sold by J,
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N. C., and Dr. R. II. Uolliday, Clin
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A TESTIMONIAL TO ONH OF
1UILINS AVOKTIIY YOUNG
Maoxolia, N. C, Feb. 3d. 91.
Mr. Editor: Please give rue space
in the column of your valuatde pa
per to say something about one ot
Duplin's boys that I think deserves
notice. It is almost impossible to
speak of all the boys of old Duplin
that are deserving praise, for many
of th;-. have left their foot prints
ujkjii the sands of time, and others
are fast mal ing their way up to the
highest seat in the temple of fame.
But the particular one that I de
sire to speak of In this notice, is
Dr. Claude Joyner, now a citizen of
Jacksonville, Ha., where he went to
engage m the practice of medicine
after graduating at the College of
Physicians and Suigeons in Balti
more. Shortly after reaching that
city In tho Land ot Flowers, he re
ceived an appointment in St. Luke's
xlospital where he exhibited rare
abilities as a young physician, and as
a proof of the high esteem in H hich
he is held in his new home, 1 copy
the following from the Times-Union,
a paper that is published in Jackson
ville. The reporter, in adescripiion
of St. Luke's Hospital says : "In the
rear of this main building and not
connected with it U a one-story
wooden structure for the treatment
of confinement cases. The resident
Physician, who has sole charge of all
the patients, their diet, their care
and their treatment, is Dr. Claude
Joyner, and to him all the nurses
and employees look for orders. That
work is thorough and all that can bo
desired is but necessary to visit the
hospital to Srte. The well kept wards
and tho neatness and dispMch with
which all the work goes on speaks
volumes for his ability."
But a brighter field has opened lor
him, and he is now doing a success
ful practice in the city of Jackson
ville, where he is, no doubt, laying
a foundation for a bright future. The
following quotation from The Me
tropolis, a daily evening journal pub
lished in that city siys: 4 The many
friends of Mrs. Cooper, will be plea
ed to learn that uuder the skillful
treatment of Dr. C. Joyner, during
the past t vo months, she is now able
to go North for the summer, after
battling all medical treatment."
This young maa is from the hum
ble walks of life, being the son of a
small planter in this county, and
when young Joyner conceived the
ide.i of becoming a doctor, many
difficulties stood in his path diffi
culties that seemed almost insur
mountable but like Dr. Young, the
philosopher, whose maxim was,
"any man can do what another man
has done," he started out in search
of the knowledge necessary to qual
ity mm lor his chosen profession,
and by economy, industry and per
severance, he surmounted all diffi
culties, and is now fast rising into
notice, and is, no doubt, destined to
be a bright star ia the medical fra
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in almost half the time it requires
the others. The newspaper is de
cidedly an important factor in mod
ern life. This will not be disputed
by any one who has taken the trou
ble to investigate the matter for him
self." Henderson Gold Leaf.
Good looks are more than skin
deep, depending upon a healthy,,
condition of all the vital organs, if
the Liver be inactive, you have a
Bilious Look, if our stomach be dis
ordered you have a Dyspeptic Look
and it your Kidneys be affected you
have a Pinched Look. Secure good
health and you will have good looks.
Electric Bitters is the great altera
tive and Tonic acts directly on these
vital organs. Cures Pimples, Blotch
es, Boils and gives a good complex
ion. Sold at Dr. R. U. Holliday's
drugstore, Clinton, X. C, and John
R. Smith, druggist, Ml. Olive, X C
at 50 cents per bottle.
He Aims High.
"TommyT, what do you want to
do when you are a man?"
"I want to be an electrician."
"Ah, you havea volt-ingambition,
I see!" Drake's Magazine.
HOW TO SHRLNK.
A man who was afraid of thunder
c:awled into a hollow log as a place
ot sally during a thunder storm.
The thunder rolled and the rain pour
ed down in 'torrents, and the old log
begun to swell up till the poor fellow
was wedged in so tight he could not
get out. All his past sins began
passing before him. Suddenly he
remembered he hadn't paid his news
paper suDscuption, and lie Jeit so
small that he was able to back right
out. Brant (Ont.) Star-Transcript.
Delay Enhanced Its Value.
Miss C. Urious According to
weight your engagement ring must
be very valuable.
Miss A. Sperity (who is an old
maid) Yes, it wait is an indication
of value it should be worth about
$7,000. Jeweler's Weekly.
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The best Salve in the world tor Cuts,
lircises, bores, L Icere, balt l&heani, Jb
vet Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chil
blains. Corns, and ail Men .Lrupuocs.
and positively oures Piles, or no pay
required. It i sruaranteed to give per
fect satislaclan, or money refunded.
Price 25 cents per box. For sale by
Dr. R. II. Holliday, Clinton, and J.
U. .Smitii, Druggist, Mount Olive, N. C.
By Capt. CHARLES KING. 0. . JL,
Author of "Tli CUontCt Davghttr," "From
tht Uctnkt." "Th4 Deserter Etc
Copyrighted JHHB by J. B. LtpptncoU Cotupaax,
Fnllftdelphla, and published by special am&s
oe&t through the American rrow AisocuiUoa.
CHAPTER XII L
O rWITETST A NDI N Q the
fact that there was an at
mosphere of suppressed
excitement over the gar
rison this May day morn
ing, Mrs. Belknap'8 hunt
came off according to plan, and the three
heroines of the previous run rode forth
with but slight change of escort. Capt.
Stryker felt constrained to remain in
garrison; he had a quiet investigation to
make, and was observed to be, In close
conversation with Dr. Quin as ihe gaj
party assembled in front of CoL Brat
nard's quarters. Mr. Perry appeared in
his captain's stead, and very politely re
quested the honor of being escort to Mrs.
Law fence, who accepted, vet looked a
trifle embarrassed as she did so. In 3eed,
not until she had stolen an appealing
glance at her husband and heard his
cordial "By all means, dear; Perry can
guide you far better than I, and perhaps
you'll win another mask," did she thank
fully say "Yes." Dana rode with lira.
Belknap, as before, and it was the colo
nel himself who suggested to Stryker
that Mr. Perry should accompany Mrs.
Lawrence this day, and that he, the
colonel, should ride with Mrs. Sprague,
Perry had eagerly lent himself to the
proposition: he figured that now he could
have an uninterrupted chat with Mrs.
Lawrence and hear what she had to tell
about Dunraven. Just before starting
he sought Capt Lawrence, laughingly
told him the terms of their agreement.
marital Injunction and permit her to give
him such .details as she happen (kf to be
in possession of. "Indeed, Capt. Law
rence." he said, "I ask from no idle cari
osity. I have been to the ranch, as you
now know, and have good reason for
asking." To his surprise, the captain
replied substantially that, while he had
regretted Mrs. Lawrence's impulsive rev
elations, he had thought it all over and
decided that the best way out was that
Perry should be told the whole story and
bo able to see how very little there was
to it. Fie had decided, therefore, to tell
him himself; "and this evening, Perry,
if you will dine with us informally, we"Il
talk it over afterwards. Meantime, I
preferMre. Lawrence's name should not
be mentioned in connection with any
story there may be afloat: so oblige me
by saying nothing to heron tho subject."
This was one matter for reflection and
something of a surprise; but there was
still another and even greater one. That
very morning, just before guard mount,
and while he was dressing. Perry shout
ed, "Coma in," responsive to a knock at
his sitting room door, and in came Capt
Stryker. The object of his early call
was explained in very few words.
"Perry," safd he, "I have been over t-j
see Sergt. Gwynne this morning, and the
doctor walked back from the hospital
with me and told me of your threatened
disagreement of last night. If it had not
been for that sudden call to the stables I
fancy there might have been a quarrel.
Now, I think you know I'm one of the
last men to let an officer of my regiment
especially my troop bo placed in a
false position, and you can afford to
leave this matter in my hands, can you
"Certainly, Capt. Stryker."
"Then I want you to say nothing to
Quin on the subject, and to treat him,
aa far as possible, as though nothing had
happened. His relations with the lady's
father and family were, and are, such
that she ought to treat him with respect
and deference, and to accept his advice
even though it be given in a style that
Carlyle, his favorite author, is mainly
"There was absolutely nothing in in
that . Well, captain," stammered poor
Ned, "I don't know how to say what I
want to say." He wanted to say there
was nothing in that interview which
could possibly be criticised, but it sud
denly occurred to him that on the con
trary there vas a good deaL Then he
desired to assure the captain that, so far
as he was concerned, there wasn't a sus
picion of wrong doing; bat heavens
and earth! that was equivalent to say
ing the lady was doing all that was open
to remark, and nothing would ever in
duce him to "give away a woman," aa
he would have expressed it. Perry stam
mered and reddened all the more, and
at last gave it up in despair, Stryker
sitting there the while with a quiet grin
on his bronzed face and mechanically
slashing his boot leg3 with a riding
"I think I understand the situation.
Perry, and there's no great harm done.
Only, let the matter drop so far as the
doctor is concerned. I mean; I do not
presume to obtrude advice upon you as
to anything else."
And, though he had meditated a dif
ferent course, and had fully intended
hunting up Dana and sending htm with
a note to call upon the doctor for an
"explanation,'' he was glad to have a
man of Stryker'a standing cry halt. All
the same he was sore incensed against
Dr. Quin mainly because of the" jeal
ous pain he suffered at the knowledge of
his being so welcomed by Gladys Malt
land when he saw fit to visit the ranch;
and this pain gnawed all the more an
grily now at thought of the embar
rassing even suspicious situation in
which that very man had found him on
the previous evening. Pressing duties
and hurried preparations kept him from
brood inji too" much non these SSSQ
1 "XI I.l
f ' ;
points, but tho youngsters all rallied
him upon his preoccupation while ct
their merry breakfast table. He had re
solved that there wa3 one thing he coold
and would bring to an issue with Dr. i
Quin, end wa3 all impatience for the
coming of evening, that he might hear
from tho lips of Capt. Lawrenco the act
rial stories that had been in circulation
concerning Dunraven Ranch. He never
went ont to a hunt so utterly indifferent
to the fortunes of the day. so eager to
have it all over and done with. And
yet and yet never had there opened
to him a day so radiant with glorious
possibility; never before la all his young
life had nightfall proved so unwelcome
when it finally came.
The first rabbit was started before they
were a mile from Iiossiter.and the hounds
tumbled over him nearly a league away
down tho valley of th Monee. It was
while they were watering their horses in
the 6tream that Mrs. Belknap rode up be
side them and laughingly addressed Mrs.
"That was too much of a straight awaj
for either of us, Mrs. Lawrence; but w ha;
wager shall wo have on the first mask
"Why, Mrs. Belknap! I can never hope
So rival you. it was mere accident and
good guiding on the part of some of the
officers who were kind enough to stay by
me, that enabled me to be 'in at the death'
the other day."
"You have Mr. Perry to lead you today.
Surely with such a guide you ought to be
inspired. Am I to see anything of you
today?" she almost whispered to him, as
her stirrup brushed his riding boot.
"Certainly," he answered, quietly, and
looking her over with frank blue eyes
that were rather too clear and calm for
her mood. "If Mrs. Lawrence will ex
cuse me a few moments by and by, it
will be a pleasure to come and ride with
you. I'll ask her."
"Indeed you pliall not," was tho low
toned reply, while the dark eyes fairly
snapped with indignation. "I do not
borrow other women's escort. If you
kaow no other way that ends it."
And then Mrs. Sprague's cheery voice
hid hailed them as her eager horse came
splashing into the stream; no opportunity
occurred for further impressive remarks,
but as the "field" rode out upon the
prairie again and the dogs spread their
yelping skirmish line along tho front,
Mrs. Belknap felt confident that before
they returned to Rossiter she would have
her big, simple hearted admirer in some
shape for discipline. Two capital runs
added to her self satisfaction, for in one
of them she was side by side wkh the
foremost rider at the finish, and in both
she had left the other women far in rear.
Then came a third, and with it a revela
tion to one and alL
It was almost noon, and from a point
well out on the prairie to the northeast
of Dunraven the "field" was hunting
slowly homeward, horses and hounds
pretty wed tired out, and the riders
quite content with their morning's sport.
Up to this time Perry had been in con
stant attendance upon Mrs. Lawrence,
and had made no effort to join Mrs. Bel
knap. Now, however, he could not but
see that every little wmie her eyes
sought Ids with significant glance and
that she was riding well out to the left
of the party, Dana faitlifully hovering
abeut her. The colonel with Mrs.
Sprague ranged alongside just then, and
a general conversation ensued, in the
course of which Perry found himself, a
trifle in the way. If there was one thing
fastidious Nolan did not like, it was to
be crowded by horses for whom he had
no particular respect; and, as a number
of riders were grouped about Mrs. Law
rence at the moment, it resulted that
Nolan's teeth and heels berm to make
play, and Perry laughingly resigned his
position at her side, in order, as he ex-
pressea it, "to give you other ieuows a
chance" Even then, as ho fell to the
rear, it was with no thought or inten
tiou of joining Mr3. Belknap. But, once
clear of the merry group, his eyes sought
the distant outlines of Dunraven Ranch,
glaring in tho noonday sun beyond the
Monee, and between him and that mys
terious inclosure whither his thoughts
were so constantly wandering there rode
the dainty lady, the Queen of the Chase,
so far as that day wa3 concerned at
least, and she was signaling to him with
her riding whip. Oddly enough, when
Perry rode up to obey her summons.
Mr. Dana presently found means to ex-
cuso liimself and join the mam body,
"Mr. Perry," sho said, as soon as Dana
was out of hearing, "Mrs. Page will be
with us to-night, cr to-morrow morning
" Will she?" answered he, unconscious,
forgetful, and with an air of pleased an
ticipation. "How pleasant for you 1 Til
come and pay ray respects the very first
" xou tlo not understand, was the re
proachful response, "You do not care,
I presume; but this means that yon and
I will have no more long talks and hap
py times together.
"I'm awfully sorry, Mrs. Belknap,
but 1 m blessed ir l can sea why we
"No," deerxnringly, "it is plain enough
that you seo nothing. Ah, well!" and
the sigh was pathc-tic-prof oun d, and the
look from the dark eyes was unuttera
ble in its sadness, "I suppose it is better
so better so." She was silent a mo
ment, and Perry's puzzled faculties took
refuge in a long look over toward Dun
raven again: he fancied he saw figures
moving down the slope on the southern
Uno thing l want you to promise
me. she presently said, sad and soft
and low. Thero was no reply. Looking
up, she saw his head wa3 averted. Was
he feeling the sting, then, after all? Was
he actually suffering a little pang after
this affectation of nonchalance?
"One thing you must promise, for my
sake, she repeated.
And still no answer came. How odd!
Ha was bending over in the saddle as
though turning from her, perhaps to hide
his face from her and from them &IL He
had shifted the reins into his right hand.
and was apparently fumbling at the
breast of his riding coat with the left.
Was it the handkerchief he needed?
Were there starting tears in those bine
eyes that he dared not let her see? She
could not lose that luxury! Out went
the little hand and touched his arm. Her
tone was sweet, thrilling, appealing, yet
commanding; she would see his face.
"Mr. Perry Ned! Look at me,"
"Eh! ohl What! I beg your pardon,
Mrs. Belknap, but I was trying to make
oat who that was in the timber yonder.
looks looks almost use a woman oa
horseback, doesnt it?"
But when he appealed to herforcoo-
' firmatipn of his timid, half credulous
vision he was aghast at tho look In her
"You were not listening! You were
not even thinking of what I was saying!"
she began, her white teeth set, her soft
lips livid with wrath; but she stildenly
controlled herself none toe soon, for
Dana came trotting up.
"Say, Perry, what do you make that
out to bo down there in the vallej? CoL
Brainard and I feel sun it 'a a luly on
And, looking at Perry. Mrs. Bclknan
saw that he had flushed to the very tem
ples that an eager, joyous light had
sprung to his eyes; but before sho could
say a word there came a shout from the
huntsman, a yell from the leading line, a
simultaneous yelp from the curs and
mongrels among the "irregulars," and
her hoc&e leaped at tho bit and went tear
ing off toward the Monee, foreiiMwt in
mad pursuit of a wild careering "jack."
"Comer she called, as the glanced
over her shoulder; but the sight was one
that only added to her wrath. Nolan,
plunging and snorting, was held to the
spot, while his rider, sitting like a cen
taur, was still eagerly gazing over into
the distant cottonwoods. The next in
stant she realized that all tho field were
thundering at her heels, and the instinct
of the sportsman came to her aid. She
could not be beaten in the chase.
For half a mile Bunny shot like a streak
of liirht straight away eouthwestward.
tlie hounds bunched in a slaty, swooping
cloud not thirty yards behind the bobbing
tuft of his tail. Then he began a long
circle towards the stream, as though to
head for a "break" tliat extended some
rods back from the line of bluffs. Another
minute and he had readied its partial
shelter and darted in. For the next min
ute he was lost to sight of his human
pursuers, but presently flashed into view
again down in the creek bottom and
"streaking it" up along tho northern
bank, with the whole pack at his heels.
The bluffs were steep just here, some of
tho riders a triilo timid, and all the
"field" reined in a little as they made
tho descent; Dana, Mrs. Belknap, Parke,
Mrs. Lawrence, Graham, the colonel and
Mrs. Sprague straightened out for their
pursuit in the order named, the instant
they reached the level of the valley. The
hounds were far ahead by this time, and
the two light troopers in charge of them
close at their heels; but who what was
the figure that flashed into view between
those huntsmen and the field, darting like
arrow from the fringe of willows and
dashing straight in wake of the quarry?
Thirty yards ahead of the foremost riders
of the Rossiter party a superb English
hunter, the bit in his teeth, his eyes afire
and his head high in air, fresh, vigorous,
raging with long imprisoned passion for
tho sport of the old inland home, gaining
on the hounds at every stride, and defy
ing tho utmost efforts of his rider, leaped
from the covert of the timber into sight
of one and all, bearing a lovely but most
reluctant victim on his back.
In vain with might and main she
leaned back and tugged at the reins
though checked in his speed, tho horse
still tore ahead, keeping straight for the
hounds, leaping in his easy stride everv
little gully or "branch" that crossed his
path. Bunny took a sudden dive into
the timber, fairly flew across a narrow,
gravelly rapid, and darted up on tho op
posite bank; the hounds veered in pur
suit, the huntsmen wavered and sought
along the bank fur a better place to crosn,
but the mettlesomo English bay lunged
through in the very wake of the hounds,
crumbling the sandy banks and crashing
througlTthe pebbly stream bed. Out on
the southern slopes went Bunny, close
followed by the hounds; out on then- trail
went the big hunter, but his rider'a hat
has been brushed away in the wild dash
through the timber, and now a flame of
beautiful golden hah a great wave of
light flies on the wind over his glossy
back, and, though 6he still leans over the
can tie tugging hard at the reins, she is
plainly losing strength. Some of the
Rossiter party burst through the timber
in pursuit; some still ride hopefully up
tho north bank, and these are rewarded,
for once again poor, badgered, bewil
dered Benny makes a sudden swerve.
and, throwing half the hounsU far be
hind, darts a second time to the shelter
of tho banks, with the other half closer
at his heels than before.
Those who were watching &ee the big
hunter making a long, circular sweep,
then once again bring up in the wake of
the leaders, once more go leaping, plung
ing, crashing through the stream, and.
in another minute, rabbit, hounds.
huntsmen, the "field," and the fan in
cognita are all strung out in chase along
the northern shore, and all eyes can sec
that she is an English girl and well nigh
exhausted. Still, no man can catch that
hunter and lay hands on the rem. She
is riding with the foremost now, leading
the troopers, even, and still Bunny spins
along in front, tho hounds gnashing not
Six feet behind him. A little point of
bluff juts out juzt ahead; the stream
winds round its base and takes a turn
northward for a dozen rods. Bunny
shoots the turn like the pilot of the
lisrhtning express, the Itounda strain to
make it without loss of vantago gained.
the bis hunter sways outward to the
very vergo of the steep and crumbling
bank, and a groan goes up from the
breathless pursuers: but he rallies and
straightens once more in the track, and
the golden liair, streaming in advance,
is the oriflamsie of the cliase. Then as
they round the point Dana gives a shout
of joy. Straight down the slopes.
straight and. swift as rode the daring
huzzar from whom he got his name.
when he bore the fatal message like
arrow flight from the Sapoune crest at
Balaklara, down the bluffs to the right
front comes Nolan, with Ned Perry on
his back Perry, with set, resolute, yet
almost frenzied face Perry with eyes
that flash blue fire In the intensity of
their gaze, and Nolan's vigorous strides
have brought him in circling sweep, in
just ten seconds more, close to the hun
ter's quarter, close behind the fluttering
Just ahead there is another sudden
turn to the left; the stream goes one
way, the bluffs another, and between
Lhem Kes a five-acre patch of level prairie
thickly studded, here, there, everywhere.
with tiny earthen mounds and tiny, gap
ing, treacherous holes a prairie dog
village, by all that's awful! and that
runaway hunter, mad In the chase of
the sweeping Itounda, is in the midst of
."t before mortal hand can check or
swerve him. Another second, and they
?ho pursua have veered to right or left
or reined up on the verge all save ona.
Never faltering, Ned Perry is at her
hunter's quarter, almost at her side.
They see him purring, they see him
bending eagerly towards, her, they see
that he is shoaling something to her
i leaven knows what! Then there is a
oToan of misery an J dread f rota a dozen
breasts, a groan that as suddenly bursts
'.alo tho gladdest of cheer; th hunter's
fort-fool tut cangbt ki uue of the thou
sand little death trapa; down he goes,
plunging, heaving, quivering, rolling
over and over; but Nolan leaps gallantly
ahead, and Ned Perry's strong arm has
lifted tho ftirl from tho saddle as her
steed goes crashing to eartli, and lars
her, drooping, faint, frightened, well
nigh senseless, but safe and clojxxl
tight to his thankful an ! exultant heart.
Another inMaut, and Nolan is reined
in in the very widt of tho tuniUing
hounds, and Gladys Maiitand i the only
woman "In at tho Uath."
imtit.iud next w-. k. j
111-: WASN'T ;OINJ 'i t) T II-
an y Mori-: with
The llcvv. Dr. (I-
allor ho had fiui!uHl hUtii
course akiil iermbjion to experi
ment with h miiuiI eongrejjutori in
the country Udore looking fur a pl.iee
bcfoie a large audience. The roquet
i-uurw was g'antiil. u(. was ,,,,1
the prt-M ine of tho iujtht country
I'wj.ii-, nuw in- hi once iK'imn to
preach with - iVarh-M tmh.r. II.h
eloquent utteram-is Krvw warmer
u warmer. An old nepro, unable
longer restrain his fe. lings, prang
his teet and le?:m ti wi,,. mm...
Doctor's church believes but eui
tiouslv in the
cup, and the loud hallelujahs the
.Um...i iu-Auwuieugeiuonisoi Sancti
s' and the eccentric; .ILI c .i...
old negro annoyed the Doctor. It
,ouki not do, tliou-h, to command
mi to desist, for in. 4i... ...
, , " oiiii me
people looiced with profound rover.
ence upon the lerlbrniancv. Old
ke, for such was his
mir an unexpected I v.
ol the "llucnee," leaped high into
tliemr. When lie camo djwu tho
stovepii. fell. Tho Doctor. Droi.u-
sudden faith, cried
"Pick It ui. Undo IL-o ii
Tho noffro soizimI ii. i.;. , ik
both hands. He lr..
reproachful look at the preacher and
"Tha hell it won't!"
The devout neooln
the llesh is under "cut. thm-it'? m,ri-
gage to the devil, roared with lau-lt-
icif huu uie preacher, observing old
Ike lookinor at his iiundnn.ii...t-i.w.
I . , . ..... ..J,V .T 11 IV I i 1
his head, snor ed and brought the
services to a close.-Kxchange.
Guaranteed Cure for La (Jrij.pp.
We authorize our advert ll.ir.i...
gist to sell vou Br. Kinf?' ml
covery for Consumption, Coughs and
voiu.-s uiwi mis condition. If you
are afflicted with La (irippeaml will
use this remedy according to direc
tion?, giving it u fair trial, uul ex
perience no benefit, you may return
the bottle a.il have your monev re
funded. WV make this offer," be
cause ot the wond.-rfn! i.,.,.,.,..
Dr. King's New l)k'(iv..rvi!nrir
last reason's epidemic. I lave Lc;:id
oi noCciKein which it failed. Trvit.
I rial bottles free; at Dr. It. II. Hol
liday, Clinton. X. '
Smith, druggist, Mt.O!ic, X. I.
A DlXlDEI) Coolxkss.
"I not iced a coolnes a bet . en M hs
Iloseleaf aed .Mr. Treat ley laM
"Is that so? And t ey 're engag
"Yes; they were eating icecream
when I mw them." Munsev's
"How to Tine all Skin I!a.v."
Simply apply "Swa i ):nt;ikm'
No intern il iu ditiim- rfju n-d. " furc-s
tt-tlrr. ccz-ni:, itdi.nllnipii..-usc,ni!ie
I:u- hands. tVe.. ha-, tui th-; kiii
clear, whiten,!! laiiJthy. I is -nut l.eal
iig and c ur. im- to-.v('r nr.; jMiK-csKcd
by no other remedy. Ak jo:.r !ri:.--iS':t
f.r wavm-:'s UintmriiL
fox-istent. 'That Sallie liar
kins is the great ot uirl tor g tting
bargains U second-hand !"
"Isn't f-he ? I understand tint d,e
is going to marry a wi l iv. er."
Vtn are'ia a Had I ix
Ilt:t e w ill cure yoti If you v i!i
pay u-. )ur message h to the v ?a k.
nervous and debilitated, wh. , by
early evil habits, or late r iisdiM i -tions,
have trilled away their vigoi
of body, mind and manhood, and
suffer all those effects which load to
premature decay, consumption or in
sanity. If this mean you, send lor
and read our IJoo;c k Iiki writ
ten by the create t jiali-t of the
day, and sent (sealed) for cent in
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ical and Surgical In-t;tute, l d North
Spruce St., Xa'-hvllle, Term.
If a tabWsiUlMlj !t ke;iM I" oil
be put in f- ur cju-it "f i pid water
and this Uuilin Wi-a-r.iti nii,I iws
and mirrors, instead oi pure v.uler,
there will remain ypt.u ti. clean
surface a Ji-h no .4i:n.u:u ef iMre
friction can give.
COXSLTIPTIGS SUUfcLV CirilO.
To, THE KlilToi: J-.Va-. ii.e;m
your readers thti I i avu s .-r:ie
remeiy for the 'e t.-iii-. uin is-n.
By it timid v ur thn .ut.K t,f h !-M-t-sJ
cases 113 w oei'ii vMi;ftiH m:y curuu.
I shall L la.l to si.d itt r;s";c. t
ny re.ie! -kkk iiu.y um n -ul-ers
who have f.-"iistxip;:o,t !.; will
send nie their rxpreKS and c.f.ve
address. ti ilulj'. "
T. A. SLOUUM. 31. V..
IM I';I t.. NV V,.k.
A CIaJSE AlVUAlSAI
31iss Sweetlip (slyly) a penny
for your thoughts, Mr. Stubpen I
Mr. Siubfi: Thauk' you, Jliss
dweellips. Tiat Is jut about what
I am gettinj now In the literary
market. Baiiagion Flee Press.
XEWS0F THE WEEK.
VARIOUS 1TKMS OK INTIIUJT
t.TIIi;ilKI, AXli I'.KIKKLY
statiu) Mxci: oru LAS v
In IVuti-ylvanU there irv 1. OM
miners on a strike.
The Wttervn letter t- H;.l b
pronounced a forg ry.
The ltailro.nl Couimt'iun i HI U-
pac-d the Ix-gMature.
The cloud that ha mi lon lout red
tm tho 1U' publican horizon h ts mnv a
;irard College, Philad-dphl i. P.i.,
hoard, take cure of and edtualt
sixhvu hundred loys.
son hii not smiltd but ono
since tho Novemcr ehijion, and
that wauhen lie read the Cleveland
It i ssttttc-d that the President ili I
party will nuke a visit tot lie Pacif.
slope in April, taking In the South
during the journey.
(Jen. Wm. T. Sherman died ill
New York City on l.tt Saturday.
He lived over seventy year of a
very eventful and long to U remem
Mrs. Iaur It. Whitney, w idow of
Col. Samue l 11. Whitney, Scvanth
lllinoh Volunteers gets Vy.-I-ii.to in
one pile in iiendcn. A .id that U
the way the cople's money flies.
There were 1,117 novel publidicd
hi the United States In Js-.m. pro
bably twenty were wortfi reading.
ItisdouMtuI it one of them will
live tvoc!oertdos.--WMm!ugton M;
songor. The la'glslat ure i moving on. It
has neither run aground n,r been
ripped up by a snag. The; Farmer
legislature will rtmk high in tho
ar nals of North t-atoiina. New
The authenticity of the Mill Wat
ters'M letter ha been questioned.
(Jov. Hill should listen to the truth.
Scripture i no los scripture even
when the devil quote it. Xcw
Tim New York Tribune infonns
us that President Harris n I anx
ious to"preerve the record tf hh
administration free from stain and
cleat, to the Mid." If whitewash
can do it he will siiccce I. Wilming
The Xoith Carolina Hunt 1st, the
new church pajn-r started in t'ayette
ville, make a good apjiearanre, mid
will he doubtles welcenud by tan
denomination in whsu interest it is
publishiil. It i published by Rev.
T. 1$. Newberry.
Tor lh- present Mr. T. li. Kiags
iniry w ill have charge of the edito
rial columns of Jie Wilmington Mes
senger, lie has done all the willing
1. . t .... . .
101 -lie .oesi-eiiger, wnu me erup
tion of hcal and few other c Jumhs,
since May, lH'J.
On last Friday night the tv, n of
New Uerno was alarmed by the t x
t hj-ion of the iMiilcr of MaJ. A. 11.
D'-nnison's gin and oil mill. Jim
boiler w.. olown to atoms, In -;- nlly
killing one man and fatally injuring
another. The !os- is cstimatid at
?2U,nno. Partial insurance.
Kx-Presiirf-nt Cleve land has writ
ten a letter again-t free; coinage of
silvtr, which will no doubt greatly
weaken him for the nomination in
1S9 J, though It can li said to hi
credit that vc believe he hh.tne-.Uii
hi convictions, sjeak . hat ho
thinks ami lets trie n-still ! what it
Hon. Kemp P. Rattle, of the di
versity of the State, ha roiiite d hh
P'a-ilioti as President an I 1 a b.-cu
chosen to 13X1 the Chair of Hi-fory.
He did not slate hi leasons for Id
course. His resignati m takes efhet
next June. We. tear that the State
is to sustain a great loss in the Pres
The organ of the colored -op!e ol
Hasten a?,k. Harrison to appoint a
negro S -ereUry of the Treasury.
Oh, 11 . The Republican.? want the
black man' vote, ut they don't
propose to divide the o'i'.ee with
him. The believe in a w hite t.isn'
government based on h hlndi nian'rf
ballot. X. Y. Herald. In !.
Admiral David 1). Porter, who
has !M-n failing In health tor some
yc.Hrs, died suddenly on last Friday
morning at his residence i 1 Washing
ton Tity. The Admiral's death wa
e:u:-ed by fatty of the heart. He was
the great Federal Xavat Como ar.der
of the civil war, living u iot.g a
weil a- redowned life, having been
born at Chester, Ii., JuneMth, 1313.
Senator Vance was Interviewed
upon the recent utterance of
Cleveland against the frea coinage
of silver. He said: "Mr. 1 leve
land's position on the silver ques
tion is not a common difference, but
a i fiarn-e of bis iarty. Hi whole
attitude on this subject is o .e of U
fianco almost in-ult to the Iemo
cratic parly. It is now a question
whether the Iiernocratic party will
sacrifice it- principle or give ux 3Ir.
Cleveland. Under the circumstan
ces I prefer my party to Mr., Cleve
land." Xo longer hindered by the grim
specter of Federal interference, let
11 unite to make North Carolina the
land of progress, intelligence and
happine-s. Lilt hifeh the stacdard
of education and perfect tho public
school system; open newehsnnoi of
trade and create emporiums of com
merce; unlock the prison doors that
confine riches in mountain fastm-ses,
hidden valleys, tangled wild wood"
and ocean depths, and the blos.-i'urs
of nop will ripen Into delidons
fruits. Then will we enter our U-m-ples
with thanksgiving and fill their
court with grateful ,soug?. New
Bern Journal. ,