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1 have iust received a large lot ot
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rcntad. I sell no cheap, -nre guilt
rt,.mlii lilil I'nrrv a sl'P A N r A HI) T.I N K OP I
ilw. lo-l! ;. allwl tr. ha Uifitt stvlpk
of breast fins thev are "things ol
The old reliable and standard SETH
THOMAS CLOCKS alwuVs in stock,
in various styles and sizes.
Repairing of Vatchc9 und Clock's
nd .mending Jewelry--is a speciaJty.
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HEW BARBER SHOP
Vhcn ; ou wish an easy shave
As gcoj as barber ever gave,
Just call oi. us at our. saloon
.At luorniu'g, ; eve or 'noon: '; "j
. We cut and dregs the hair with grade,
To suit the confourof the face,.
w kiahiXIb haaI aW tows clean,
Scissors tbarpanu razors keen, "
Arid everything we think you'll find:
To suit the face and please the mind,
A.nd aLJl our wt and skRl cap,
1 1 vb it Juiat calf, . we'l 1 do for you.
Shop.on PeVane.Street. opposite
Court House, o ver the old AHiarxce
The tninton Barber.
If vou wish a first-crass Shave.
Hair Cut, Shampoon or Mustache
Dve. (jalLatiny place of- business on
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vu :B; !!?v5aI .le
Comer OI XU. Il-nSlWU S, Uierc jrOU
will find me at alfhours.
. EAZ0ES SIIAKr, SHEARS KEEN!
'If you want a good J 6b don?t"fl to
call on me. J. n. bimmunb,
Raise Turkeys weighing from 30
to 40 . pounds, ana worth twice as
much as common stock, by buying
full-blood breeds. Address, . ;
' S. II. COLWELL, "
WaUace P, Q,
Dup4 Oo N. C.
' Stiwlnij Maemne.
fV BIGH ARM $25.00.
fT Sch MacblM bu a drop leaf,
J A lancy. cover, two urge .drtwen,
ir' frith alckd tings, and full set
CrAcl of AtUchmen-s. eaal ta anv Sin
, IT gcf.Macliloe soldt from $40 to,,
$Q by Canvassers. Atrial la your hcm$
fore payment a4t3. Ejty ired tLfan
faetater aa4lTe astntr profita besides getting
ctcaicaotrarfafoii-ve ytarx. Send for
e.piCwrith5-wteBl.tcWn1Senatois. This leaves Sampson with" "y .-.-- - -
i All th. VVarld th.ru is bn
lr. IlAluea' iiuldca Specltic.
rid tbrt is but one cure,
It' etn b ciVn in a cop ot tea or coflat without
tli know Me of th ninon t-kinsit. effoctiDBA
xi- And mrmiBtnl ear, w kotri.r tha Mtient if A
oldraokar-a b- Ihmq cared who ha- tk tb
DfonsrAM arioKar or nn ileocolic wrocc. inomnui
Ul4n Me)ll in tbair coffM without their knowl-
Hln. Uld todAT bali- tb Unit HrinVin. nfthvir
own fro will. Ho bamfnl affect -Malts from ita
.dnilnUtrAtlon. Cr giiArantMd. Hood for eir-
lr Ana riVLFAriio-iar,., Aaarew in conBdonco,
UAM hhun w. mapsm Dire, vtnctnuAtl,
o of era
$lll' YOUR ADDRESS FOR SAMPLES
v V JU4 (attractlana for Salf-Maaavrtaiaiit.
PIEDMOHT PANTS COMPANY
1 WINSTON, N. C. t
-Made) It II lil I V
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TIIEW. & W. ItAILItOAD PRO-
POSITION axd'titt pv.TPifs.
I1UIIG CIIARTKii dam ahvh
FOR STOCK KITrrcmtV Uatt
ROADS. A BILL. TO REHTOltP.
Tv-At, ifitstat inM cjtv
PFit rFNf c TKTFttrsi P tv
HIE HOUSE-A. & M. COL
"Who W1H Be Railroad Coinmis-
slonera Still the Great Inter
THIS LAST WJ'IUK, A GREAT
RUSH OF BUSINESS AND
MANY IMPORTANT M1.AS-
Senate Chamber, N. C,
TH . r - m I
i.A.,fcu.iy iviarcu o, Ji.
This is the last week of the Gen
eral Assembly of 1891, and two of
tho most important matters before
it ure yet to be settled. First is the
proposition of the Wilmington &
Company to make
ri siiiali fluff anpi-nril cw rtf ffu r1aimnfl
exemption from taxation by way of
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discussed at length by us last summer
through these columns and during
the campaign on the stump. So the
readers of The Caucasian are fa
miliar with our position on the mat
ter. They now come before the
Legislature with an amended pro
position, offering, after ten years, to
allow their property (road bed of
main line) be fsS(Hsed for taxa
linn af. 19 AAA nai iiilli onrl HriinK
rrtnri at. 8 OfKi nor mi:. Thiartnps
not effect the situation at all. It
simply means that they offer a little
more hush money. The people are
contending for I he principle of
equal taxation, and this second
offer is simply a little larger cash
offer (not to say bribe) to induce us
to. surrender th,e principle for which
we have been contending. Some of
the best men in the State favor the
preposition, but for one we will
never consent to any proposition out
a m - a 1
an unquanueu surrender, so inatine
company's property snail stana do-
fore the law for . taxation on the
same footing as the property of the
committeii appointed to consider
this proposition has recommended,
by a majority vote, that it be accept
ed. They think it best, we do not
the matter will be strongly con
tested on the floor of both Houses.
Second, is the selection of Rail
road Commissioners. As we said
last week this is a more important
matter than the former, or even the
passage of the bill; for if any mis-
take is made, it were better that
no bill had passed. There ate so
many candidates, yet so few qualifi-
ed for the position that we tremble
fnr tho rMnlt. A cflucus will be
held to to-nieht to nominate the
Commissi oners. They will be elect-
Thursday. We . will telegraph
the result of the caucus to-morrow.
A bill has passed, the Legislature
requiring scientific.knowledge of the
nature and effect of alcohol and nar-
tta nnnn Vio human KVsfAlYI in hfi I
v,i.o uj.ui "
.n-M.i tho nKn rchnhi. Pro-
KikTm i.o ' A u,,.0 Kt
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rnnn trttm Tfi IDA riifir. iiT t np n iitsr ion i
auu o mo umj- uui j "v
VT 1 Lll DUUjrt
Senator Bryan's bill to require the
school fund of Che entire State to be
divided on a per capita basis failed
.Jr W. f -P1
The Stock Law clause was strickcu
from the Railroad Commission bill,
but we have" introduced a. stmph
mental bill to. regulate the damages
for s'ocfc killed by railroads, which
we think will give the needed relief.
The bill should, aud wo think will,
a .. i
UCOUie U laW . - ;r -
Bills incorporating the
Roseboro, Parto rsburg and Autry
The committee on redistrictUiS the
uWa AinArninfv n rnA Punfinn fit IKVIil.
huB fAnnrtpd. Thft 14th district IS
i i .
composed of the counties of bamp
, . , ,. A.rn
eon, Harnett and Bladen with two
one Senator, and Bladen and Har
nett with one every other time as
formerly. This arrangement was
these counties have a Senator this
time. Senator Green representing
Harnett and Senator Allen represent
ing Bladen. They both reflect cred
it upon their counties. - There are no
better or safer men in this body,
Wayne, Duplin ancl Pender form
one Senatorial district wiih two Pen-1
a tors.' New Hanover and Brunswick
fnrm a K-natorhtl riiatrlrt. with nnp
Senator and Senator Culbreth, ofw?w W1U De greatir CPP
Columbus is chairman of this im- Continued on Second Page.
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portant committee and he has dis
charged his duty to carefully and
faithfully that under the arrange
ment of his committee there are on
ly two certain llepublican districts
in the State.
Wc hav0 introduced a bill to raise
a Commission to provide a scheme
D3 r which purely local legislation can
be settled in the respective counties
before the county commissioners and
clerks of the Courts. One half of
the measures that have been before
this legislature have been purely lo
cal and have' no business before the
General Assembly. This body should
pass general laws from time to time
regulating or providing for regula
ting local question, but it should not
deal specificly with such questions,
which now take up the bulk of time
and attention of members of the
Legislature to tin exclusion of im
portant and weighty general ques
tlous which should demand careful
and thoughtful investigation and
consideration. This is in our opinion
an important and necessary step, and
if not now must sooner or later be
We have also introduced a bill to
amend tho public school law so as to
"increase the school terms without
additional taxation." This is to be
done by lessening the expense of the
machinery of running the school
A bill to appropriate $15,000 to the
Agricultural and Mechanical College
has passed the Senate and is novv be
fore the House. Some appropriation
is absolutely necessary if this insti
tution is to be equipped for comple
ting the courses of Agricultural and
Instead of appropriating money
lor tUe VN rltt S air Ut CttlCagO, tlie
Senate has compromised by provid
ing for reviving the State Geological
Survey, which will be a constant ad
vancement for the State, and will
draw more capital here to develop
our resources than an exhibit at au
exposition that would cost len times
There is a movement on foot to
extend the Atlautic and North Caro
lina Bailroad from Goldsboro to Fay-
etteville and probably on to Char
lotte. If this is done Sampson
will have another railroad. It will
croSS Newton Grove, We-stbrook's
and Mingo townships. It ought to
be built. The road would then pay
Many of the members of the Leg
slature ran down to the New Berne
Fair last week. They say it is one
of the best fairs in the State. The
i fish and oyster display was quite a
novelty to the Western members.
Messrs. W. K. Pigford, R. R. Bell,
D. B. Nicholson, B. S. Peterson and
this writer from Sampson, Mr. It. C.
Johnson, of Pender, and others, were
invited out to the A. & M. College
bunaay lor dinner, vvitn five bamp
sonians there as visitors, tour bamp-
son boys there as students and with
the genial and excellent matron, Mrs
Carroll, also from Sampson, we felt
very much like we were at home in
a Sampson institution
Rep. Pigford has introduced a bill
providing for fifty convicts for the
draininsc.of certain swamp lands in
-r, - t.-ii v,.. si. i i v.jii .-.
amend tne Jioaa Law (sec. of
Code), with reference to Supervisors.
that he says will save Sampson alone
f,nm 1T Ia 9nA o vn..T
i TilE HOUSE.
The House has had no busier week
than the past, and yet it has done so
little of 'general interest that it is
ai'ffiwit to say.. mu:ch abput its pro
ceedings. Its time has been occupi
cd in the main in creating charters
for various sorts of companies, pass
ing special, tax laws for various coun
Our readers will remember that
early in the session a bill was passed
preventing dredging for oysters for
three months. Several bills have
hKA ir.ri .rr Wwl n tcr1 r i.ovtn i nr f I r vr.re-
I tllof . All f ) V r t rttTC f Al3 Ci1V A r 1 1 .
mg limitea areuging and one pre
venting it altogether. After a hard
fc luc 1x "u "tuusu
a. r..n r...j,..,., nni. 1 t ,
have agreetl that they will adjourn
v J J
tfansactel is enormous. It will have
to be done in great haste, and if it is
all ilnnA Da f la P.jnf im I t if- it'ill Iia a
The rate of State taxation will be
the same for the next two years as
for the past two -2q cents on proper
ty and fi cents on the poll.
The Senate, has passed a bill allow
ing the Agricultural and Mechanical
College $15,0,00 and it is now pend
ing in the House. It ought to pass
If it does not the work of the insti
lomocrncy cumd Wlilto Supromaoj.
CLINTON, N. C., THURSDAY, MARCH
A Story of American Frontier
Bj OspL CHAELE3 USQ, U. S.
Author of "TIu ColoneCa Daughter "From
th4 Ranks," "Z7m Deserter," Eto.
CbpyHghted 18S3 ly J. D. UpplncoU Company,
rnuaaeipnia, ana puDJUuioa bj Bpecial arrange
mcot through ti American lress Association.
WO days passed with
out event of any kind.
Socially speaking, the
garrison was enliven
ed by the advent of
Mrs. Page, and every
body flocked to the Bel-
knaps quarters in order to do her proper
homage. When Perry called he asked
Parke to go with him, and when the lat
ter seemed ready to leave the former,
disregarding a very palpable hint from
the lady of the house, picked up his for
age cap and went likewise. For two
days the one subject under constant dis-
eussion at the post was the event of Miss
Maitland s sudden appearance, her peril
ous run and her daring and skillful res
cue. Everybody maintained that Perry
ought to be a very proud and happy f cl
ow to have been the hero of such an
occasion; but it wa3 very plain that Perry
was neither proud nor anything like
nappy, jno one had ever known him so
silent and cast down. The talk with
Lawrence had helped matters very little.
In brief, this was about all the cap
tain could tell him, and it was all hear
say evidence at best. The officers of the
Eleventh and their ladies had. with a
few exceptions, taken a dislike to Dr.
Quin before Belknap and Lawrence with
their companies of infantry had been or
dered to J ort Kossiter. The feeling was
in full blast when they arrived, and dur
ing the six or eight months they served
there together the infantry people heard
only one side of the story that of the
Eleventh for the doctor never conde
scended to discuss the matter. After
he wa3 forbidden to leave the nost
by his commanding officer, and after
the announcement of the "blockade" of
Dunraven, it was observed that signals
were sometimes made from the ranch at
night: a 6trong light thrown from a re
flector was flashed three times and then
withdrawn. Next it was noted, by an
enterprising member of the guard, that
these signals were answered by a light
in the doctor's windows, then that he
mounted his horse and rode away down
the valley of the Monee. IIo v.-as al
ways back at sick call; and, I: : y one
told the commanding ofiuco: : . . ; diso
bedience of orders, it was u:i ! :e until
so near the departure of tht -.Seventh
that the doctor was not afterwards act
ually caught in the act. Things would
undoubtedly have been brought to a
crisis had the Eleventh been allowed to
Now as to the story about Mrs. Quin
and her going. It was observed during
the winter that 6he was looking very
badly, and the story went the rounds in
the Eleventh that she was stung and suf
fering because of her husband's conduct.
Unquestionably there was some fair en
chantress at Dunraven who lured him
from his own fireside. She had no inti
mates among the ladies. She was proud
and silent. It did not seem to occur to
them that she was resentful of their dis
like of her husband. They were sure she
was "pining" because of hi3 neglect or
worse. When, therefore, without word
of warning, she suddenly took her de
parture in the spring, there was a gasp
of gossip loving cronies in the garrison;
all doubts were at an end; she had left
him and taken her children with her.
"The more I think of it," said Law
rence, ."the more l beueve the whole
thing capable of explanation. The only
thing that puzzles me now is that Quin
hides anything from your colonel, who
is one of the most courteous and consid
erate men I ever served with. Perhaps
he has tc!d him by this time; we don't
know. Perhaps he thought . he might be
of the same stamp as his predecessor,
and was waiting to find out before he
made his confidences. As to Mrs. Quin's
going away when she did, it may have
been simply that her health was suffer
ing, she needed change, and went with
his full advice and by his wish, and he
simply feels too much contempt for gar
rison gossip to explain. Very probably
he knows nothing of the 6tories and the
ories in circulation; Ihn sure I did not
until a very few weeks ago. You knotv,
rerry, mere are some men in garrison
who hear and know everything, and
others who never hear a word of scan
But Perry was low in his mind. He
could not forget Quin's 6udden appear
ance; his calling her Gladys; and then he
hated the thought that it was Quin who
aar nun having tliat confounded tender
interview wkh Mrs. Belknap. Was there
ever such a streak of ill luck as that?
No doubt the fellow had told her about
itt Perry left Lawrence's that night
very nttie cornroitea, and only- one
gleam of hope did he receive in the two
days that followed. Mrs. Sprague joy
fully beckoned him on Wednesday after
noon to read him a little note that had
just come from Miss Maitland. Her
father had been very ill, she wrote; his
condition was still critical; but 6he sent
(V world of thanks to her kind entertain
ers at Rossi ter, and these words: "I was
sorry not to be able to see Mr. Perry
again. Do not let him think I have for
gotten, ctf will be likely to forget, the
service he and Nolan did me."
Of Dr. Quin be saw very little. With
the full consent and . knowledge of CoL
Brainard, the doctor was spending
good deal of time at Dunraven now. at
tending to Mr. Maitland. - Indeed, . there
seemed to be an excellent understanding
between the commandant and Ills medi
cal officer, and it was known that they
a ong taut t,oireu.t;r. vtt-r
circles in the garrison were still agitated !
with chat and conjecture about Gladys
Maitland and her strange father; Perry ;
was still tortured with questions about
his one visit to Dunraven whenever he
was so incautious as to appear in public;
but all through "the quarters, every
where among the rank and file, there
was a subject that engrossed all thoughts
and tongues, and that was d&cussed with
feeling that seemed to. deepen with every
day tho approaching court martial of
Sergt. Leary and of Trooper Kelly.
As a result of his investigation, Capt
Stryker had preferred ciiarges against
these two men the one for leading and
the other for being accessory to the as
sault on his stable sergeant Gwynne
wes still at the hospital, though rapidly
recovering from his injuries. Not a word
had he said that would implicate or ac
c :;o any man; but Stryker's knowledgo
of his soldiers, and his clear insight into
h iman motive and character, were such
that he had readily made up his mind as
to the facts in the case. He felt sure that
Leary and some of the Celtic members of
his company had determined to go down
to Dunraven and "have it out" with the
hated Britons who had so affronted and
abused them the night of Perry's visit
They knew they could not get their horses
by fair means, for Gwynne was above
suspicion. He was English, too, and
str; Ting to shield his countrymen from
the vhreatened vengeance. They there
fore determined, in collusion with Kelly,
to lure him outside tho stables, bind and
gag him, get their horses, having once
rifled Gwynne of the keys, ride down to
the ranch, and, after having a Donny
brook fair on the premises, get back to
Rossiter in plenty of time for reveille and
etables. No sentries wero posted in such
a way as to interfere with them, and the
plan was feasible enough but for one
thing. Gwynne had made most gallant
and spirited resistance, had fought the
whole gang like a tiger, and they had
been unable to overpower him before the
noise had attracted the attention of the
sergeant of the guard and some of the
men in quarters. An effort, of course,
was made to show that tho assaulting
party were from without, but it was
futile, and Stryker's cross-questioning
among the men had convinced them that
he knew all about the matter. There
was only one conclusion, therefore, that
Gwynne must have "given thsmaway,
as the troopers expressed it.
Despite the fact that ho had been as
saulted and badly beaten, this was some
thing that few could overlook, and the
latent jealousy against the "cockney
sergeant" blazed into a feeling of deep
resentment, uarrison sympathy was
with Leary and his fellowB.
Thursday came, and Sergt. Gwynne
returned to light duty, though his face
was still bruised and discolored and he
wore a patch over one eye. He resumed
charge of the stables in the afternoon,
after a brief conversation with his cap-
toin, anc was superintending tuo issue
of forage, when Perry entered to inspect
the stalls of his platoon. Nolan was
being led out by his groom at tho mo
ment, and pricked up his tapering ears
at sight of his master and thrust his lean
muzzle to receive the caress of the hand
he knew so well. Perry stopped him
and carefully and critically examined
his knees, feeling down to the fetlocks
with searching finger3 for the faintest
symptom of knot or swelling In the ten
dons that had played their part so
thoroughly in the drama of Monday.
Satisfied, apparently, he rose and be
stowed a few hearty pats on the glossy
neck and Bhoulder, and then was sur
prised to find the stable sergeant stand
ing close beside him and regarding both
him and horse with an expression that
arrested Perry's attention at once.
"Feeling all right again, 6ergeant?" he
asked, thinking to recall the non-commissioned
officer to his senses.
Almost, 6ir. I'm a trifle stiff yet
Anything wrong with Nolan, sir?"
"Nothing. I gave him rather a tough
run the other day had to risk the prai
rie dog holes and, though I felt no jar
then, I've watched carefully ever since
to see that he was not wrenched. I wish
you would keep an eye on him too, will
There wa3 no answer. Perry had been
looking over Nolan's haunches as he
spoke, and orce more turned to the ser
geant. To his astonishment, Gwynne's
lips wero twitching and quivering, his
hands, ordinarily held in the rigid pose
of the English service extended along
the thigh were clinching and working
nervously, and something suspiciously
like a tear was creeping out from under
the patch. Before Perry could recover
from his surprise the sergeant suddenly
regained his self control, hastily raised
his hand in salute, saying something
half ai-ticulate in reply, and turned
Bharply away, leaving his lieutenant
gazing after him in much perplexity. -
That night, just after tattoo roll calk
when a little group of officers was gath
ered at the colonel's gate, they were sud
denly joined by Dr. Quin, who came
from the direction of the stable where he
kept Us horse in rear of his own quar
ters. CoL Brainard greeted lum warmly
and inquired after his patient at Dun
raven. Every one noted how grave and
subdued was the tone in which the doc
"He is a very sick man, colonel, and
it is hard to say what will be the result
ot this seizure.'" "
""You may want to go down again,
doctor, if that be the case before sick
call to-morrow, I mean; and you had
better take one of my horses. I'll tell
my man to have one in readiness.
"You are very kind, sir. I think old
Brian will do all the work needed. Bnt
I would like to go down at reveille, as
we have no men in hospital at all now.
And, by the way, is Mr. Perry here?
"I am here," answered Perry coldly.
He was leaning against the railing,
rather away from the group, listening
intently, yet unwilling to meet or hold
conversation with the man he conceived
to be so inimical to his every hope and
"Mr. Perry," said the doctor, pleas
antly, and utterly ignoring the coldness
of the young fellow s manner, "Mr.
Maitland has asked to see you; and it
would gratify him if you would ride
down in the morning."
Even in the darkness Perry feared that
all would see the flush that leaped to his
face. Summoned to Dunraven Ranch,
by her father, with a possibility of see
ing her! It was almost too sweet! too
thrilling He could give no reply for a
moment, and an awkward silence fell on
the group until he chokingly answered.
I shall be glad to go. What timeT
"Better ride down early. Never mind
breakfast Miss Maitland will be glad
to give you a cup of coffee, I fancy."
Ana l'erry felt as tbouzh tlte fence had
taken to waltzing. He made do answer,
striving to regain Id composure, and
then the talk went on. It was Stryker
who was talking now:
"Has the ring been found, doctor?"
"No! That is a most singular thine.
and one that worries the old gentleman
a great deal. It had a history; it be
longed to Mrs. MaitUnd's father, who
was from Ireland indeed, Ireland was
her country, as ir was my father's and
that ring she had reset for her son Archie
and gave it to him when he entered serv
ice with the Lancers. It was sent home
with his watch and other property from
South Africa for he died there and old
Maitland always wore it afterwards.
Archie was the last of throe sons; and it
broke hU heart"
"And the ring was lost the night of
Perry's adventure there?" asked tho od
oneL "Yes. Mr. Perry remembers having
seen it on his hand when the old gentle
man first came down to receive him. It
was missed afterwards, and could easily
have slipped off at any time, for his fin
gers were withered with age and HI
health. They have searched everywhere,
and could find nothing of it " It could
easily have rolled off the veranda on to
the grass during his excitement at the
timebf tjie row, and somebody may have
picked it up cither- among tho ranch
men or among the troopers."
"I hate to tliink that any of oar men
would take it," said the colonel after a
"I do not think any of them would,
with the idea of selling it," said Stryker;
"but here is a case where it was picked
up, possibly, as one of the spoils of war.
I have had inquiry made throughout the
troop, but with no result so far. Do you
go down again to-night, doctor?"
"Not if I can avoid it I am going now
to try and sleep, and will not ride down
till daybreak unless signaled for. Good
night, colonel; good night, all."
Unless signaled for! Instinctively
Perry edged closer to Lawrence, who had
stood a Bilent listener to the conversation,
and Lawrence turned and saw him and
knew the thought that must be upper
most in his mind. There was a moment
of perfect silence, and then Lawrence
"Does anybody know what the signal
"Certainly," said CoL Brainard.
promptly. "Ho has explained the whole
thing to me. Those were signals for liim
that we saw the night you were all on
my gallery. It was an arrangement de
vised by their old nurse she who came
up with the carriage for Miss Maitland
the other day. She had a regular old
fashioned headlight and reflector, and.
when Mr. Maitland was so ill aa to need
a doctor, used to notify ' Quin in . that
way. He sometimes failed to see it, and
I have given ordera today that the guard
6hould wake him when it is seen here
"Then that was what those mysterious
night lights meant that we haveheard so
much about during the last three weeks?"
asked Mr. Dana.
"Certainly" answered Brainard.
"What on earth did anybody suppose
tney meant r
lo thi3 there was no response for a
moment Then Lawrence burst ' out
Continued next week.
LOVER'S DEBTS AND CREDITS.
Thev QuarrelledHe Wanted to
Know Who Would pay lor tne
Creams She Asked for His
Whole Bill-She Got It and
Thev had been to the circus, where
they indulged in peanuts and lemon
ade. Then they went to have some
ice cream. She was very tired, and
managed to quarrel with him.
"How, is this the end T1 neasKeu.
'It is, and I shall never speak to
"And last Sunday you said mat
yau lovod me." -
"I did then ; I don't now."
"Well, .who's to pay for all tho ice
cream ?" , . . .
"You horrid miser I "ioupay.and
then you may send me a bill, and'if
I owe you a thing I'll pay up." """
Tie paid it and left . The next day
she received an itemized statement:
Miss Evelyn Jackson to
Moses Faithful Brown,
lo 20 carriage rides,
30 oyster stews,
25 dinners atchurch,
, 30, theatre tickets,
1 suit of clothes,
SO shAves and shines, .
250 promises nt t kept,"
1 breaking my heart,
. 45 00
, 20 00
Sending me off last night, 25
'. $0,710 25
-Quenching hopes, $
3. evenings with other
3 healir.g blighted aff-c-
Kifcscs and sundries
L ve h-tterp,
- -; , : $0,710 oo
Balance due. - . -
Will ca:I lo- morrow night antl ciI-
Iect. - - ' - -
When lie ealUd jdie said: tCome
into the parlor, Mores, and I'll pay
you. A minute later she contract
ed new debts en ttyed as sundries, and
half, an hour later they ate ice erc-im
together and made plans lor the fu
ture. No cards. . "
Yoa are ta a Bad Fix
But v e will enre you if yoa will
nav m. Our message is to the stk.
nervous and debilitated, whv, by
early evil habits, or later indiaer"
tions, have trifledj away their vigot
of bodv. mind and" manhood, and
suffer all those effects which Jead to
premature decay, consumption or in
sanity. If this means you, send for
and read our Book of Life, writ
ten bv the ereatest Specialist of the
day, and sent (sealed) for C cents In
nr. pMTker'a Mptl-
ical and urgical Institute, 151 North
Spruce St., Nashville, Tcnn, : - w
A -Tempest in a Tea Pot.
Till. LONG AND THE SHOUT
OF THE riJUUU PRINT
EditorUl .'om-iond m .
Halkigii, N. C, Feb. 2S, 1S0I.
It may be that some of our read
ers have heard of the noiso made in
the city of llalfigh over the election
of State Printer and awnxdins tho
We understand that blank peti
tions, accompanied by a ouelded
statement of the matter, are bchigr
bent all over the State. To set the
whole matter riirht before the ikm-
pie wc publish tho following article.
giving tho facts in tho case.
For four years or more ('apt.S. A.
Abbe, editor of the News ami Olncr-
ver, was State Printer. Ho received
the same prices for the work that
are now paid, with the 'adminis
tration of President Cleveland Capt.
Ashe was appointed Postmaster at
Raleigh. In 1S87 Mr. Joscphu. Dan
iels, editor of the State Chrouicle,
defeated Mr. Ashe beforo tho Dem
ocratic caucus for State Printer. Two
years ao Capt. Ashe was again a
candidate and was defeated by an
By reason of tho recognised oppo
sition of tho News and Observer to
those measures that cause! tlic farm
ers of North Carolina to control tho
present Legislature, it was perfectly
plain to Capt. Ashe that he would
stand no chance before its members
for election to his old coveted pl.iee
of State Printer. And for this rea
son, and only this, as is believed by
those familiar with it all, Capt. Ashe
it t .11 11 i t1
contract for 15 per cent, less than tho
present prices. Therefore his offer
to do the work cheaper was not
bona fide one. If ho had thought
that the work would bo awarded
him, ho would not have made such
an offer. He knew that Mr. Daniels
would be elected State Printer, and
he wished to force the Legislature to
put the price so low that Mr. Dan
iels couhl not do if. But some one
will ask, why did not tho Legisla
ture take up Capt. Ashe on his pro
position and force hiiu to do tho
work at a loss? Because, if Capt.
Ashe had been elected State Printer
he would havo claimed that his pa
per, The News and Observer, was
endorsed by the iegislature as the
organ of the Democratic party. Yes,
that a farmeisV Legislature had en
dorsed a corporation paper, and
Capt. Ashe would have been willing
to have done the work at a loss to
have secured this point for his paper
and the corporations of. the State.
Besides it appeared that the animus
of the effort was to damage a paper
that has stood up for and advocated
the rights of the people. Notwith
standing all this, we havo investi
gated the matter from a business
standpoint to see if the printing was
done with due economy, and we
have been thoroughly satisfied that
the State of North Carolina was get
ting its printing and binding done
at rates as low as they ought to be.
Talking with mechanics who do the
work, we felt certain that any re
duction in the present prices would
work a hardship upon them. For it
is k fact, that wherever there has
been a reduction in the prices paid
by the State there has been a reduc
tion in the wages of tho workmen.
It has been charged by the News
and Observer and. statement- sent
out by that paper in blank. petitions
that Mr.. Daniels received a bonus of
20 p3r cent, from Edwards ABrough
tonwhodo the work; but this we
have been informed by Mr. Daniels
and by Messrs. d wards & Brough
ton is pot true. The contractors a bo
cell us tha,. Mr. Daniels does give a
great deal o f attention to tho work,
and- that there Is no reason for be
lieving that the State conld do bet
ter in its contract if the work was
given direct to some of the job offi
ces as has toeen claimed. . 1
It Is part of tho history of this pub
lic printing that in 1872 MaJ. Wm,
A. Ilearne, then publishing the Car
olinian in lialeigh, in his desire to
defeat Hon. Jofciah Turner Tor Pub
lic Printer, offered to tho Legislature,
to take the contract fr about 15 per
cent, less than Mr. ; Turner was re
ceiving, but the Legislature did not
join in Maj. Hearne's effort to over
Come a com pe it or by'tuch unfair
means, and through Capt. 8. A. Ahe,
who was t ben tho Ilepresentative
from Xcw Hanover, gave the con
tract to Mr. Turner at (he old price.
By the way it will" interest 'bur
readers to -know' that Just after the
war under Tiepublicjn rule the price
paid for the State Printing was $1.00
per 1,000 i Vma . for the compcaitionl
When the Democrats came into pow
er it was reduced first to 87$ cents,
thtn to C6J cents, and later to 40 cts.
per thousand ems as now paid. - The
prices paid the printers, who set up
' the type at the respective times were
CREATES mac j txw 111.
EX LA KG ES maor an old Um tc .
UEVIVE3 many a JuH balae.
.RCEVUXSnuar a lost husio
SAVES man j a failing l!nc,
rilESEUVES tsany a U-je Wusm,
SECdlES suctcw h. y buIr--
Therefore advertise In a prpul icr,
one the people are anxloos to r d.
50 cent, 40 centu, ami 33 J cent per
thousand cm. It can rwuUly be
seen hot rapidly and wvcrcly tho ,
profits of the contractor were cut
White tlc?o was a margin of fifty
cents to the contractor In tho cornpo-
Mtln undet Republican rule there U
only 7! cents now. When Mr. Tur
ner was printer tho marglu wjh Ifif
cents, which contract Capt. Ah,
proved. Ith this iranal recor.l
In tho printing nutter and with tit
position of his ptpcrforthc Ian i'nv
years toward tho iteoplc.thdAU I iiic.
their right and their niAure to
reform it will bo difflcult for CapUln
As'.io to make any oao belie vo t'Mt
lui has created all this ado out uf .in
spirit of economy or lntrv.t for I .
tax-payers of the State. Let no uu.
to deceives! by the rtatcuienU ait
petitions sent out. Tho iViura.i ?
members or the legUlituro hv
given a hearing toalUldv, an I vniu
all tho farts before them voted uu ui-
linously that the pro .mi t pric p ill
for tho printing is v on :ih.
O.i Saturday there was :i it
scene In the IIouo, and th ltep iS-
1 leans made astrong attempt to t.i ik.
political capital out of tho puYie
printing question. Ths Dnno r.ii
presented an unbroken front, tit
tho day previous Mr. Ptitehar.1, th.?
ltepublican leade r, ha I called u;i a
resolution to let out the public pri i1.
iugtothe lowest bidder. Mr. M
(Jill moved to lay that motion oil tin
table. Curled. Mr. Prijeh.ird vi
ted in the affirmative, and thui mov
ed to reconsider, then proceeded to
m ke a political harangue. Toe
Sp'jaker ruled that ho was out of or
der, aud that tho motion was not de-b-iteabie.
Th is was a clear and plain
and unquestioned fair parliamentary
ruling, and yet ou I ho next day .Mr.
Pritchard offered a protest which
contained an attack uium Speaker
Doughton's ruling, ami also a bao
attack upon Mr. W. F. Steven-, of
campion, and Senator Ay cork, ot
Wayne, who wero on the I'rintit g
Committee I wo years ago. The
House amended tho protest, leaving
out all portions rellectlng ujxm all
those gentlemen and excluding an
anonymous 'communication which
had no place on the Journal. During
the debate which was animated these
facts were elicited :
1. That the Sttte Printing I i
North Carolina is done at a less price
than in any other State in the Union.
2. That it is 150 er cent cheaer
than when the llepublicans were hi
3. That so long as Capt. Ashe was
Stale Printer ho declared llial the
price was low enough, but n jv that
he has been defeated he Is seeking to
damage this Legislature by offering
to do the work at a Cheap John price.
' 4. That The News and Observer,
in all public matters, is the friend
and champion of tho corporations
and against tho people. In every
way he has thrown himselt against
a Hail road Commission, and agai &i
all measures which the Alliance lias
championed. His well-known t ir
poration proclivities made It impos
sible for tills Legislature to gCve hU
paper any endorsement. 11c did net
get a vote, and Mr. Daniels was elect
ed by acclamation. - .
- ii ,
Dff.rneM C't Be Cired .'
by local' application, as they cai.i .t
reach the diseased portion of. Pie
ear. Th-?re is only ouo, way to cure
Deafness, and t hat Is by const i tu I i vu
al remedies. Deafness Is caused by
an inflamed condition of tho mucus
lining of the Eustachian Tube.
When this tube gets icflajned yti
have a rumbling.soond or imiertect
hearing, and when itlsentiivly cln
ed Deafness Is the result, and unh-ss
the. inflammation :ari be lake.n out
and this tobe restored to its normal
condition, hearing will be destroyed
forever;, nine cases out of ten ae
caused -by Catarrh,wbich 1 nothing
but an inflamed condition of the mu
cus surfaces. , , -
We will give One' 'Hundred Dol
lars for any case of lcafness (caused
by Catarrh) that weean not cure by
taking Hall' Catarrh Cure. Heud
for c? H'ulars, free. . , - ' ,
"Did tin fish i man havo frog'
legs. Bridget?! c ? f; :n .
'Sure, 1 1 eeuldn't fiee," mum ; he
had his pants oii."-Lll'e. ..'.. . ( V
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