IF YOU WOULD LIKE
i To comrunaictt with about tea
VlA.HHKl) MVKUY TUL'UoDAY, ;
..-;! .TT.f rrc" ... j i---. I
Hj Sf.lKlOX ULTLKIl, j
Mtor and Prsprir-toi.
houvii't of lUt lt rounirr
lov.I in this rtion uC JfortU
Carolina then tl it through tie
Shov thi 1'apor to your neigh
! . r a 1 1 1 adviij'' him to auburn b4.
vxcl Wlilto SuprotUAoy.
( column uf TliKCAtvattAH. Ho
paprr in th Third Con-
Si:h4'i'iltioit lnco)l.0 lVr
VMir, in Advance.
CLINTON, N. G., THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1891
I 1 i H
' 1 LO K KSS ION A I, CO LI I M N .
K. AI. I.K.N. W. T. OOUTCU.
A IK UN K V.-- A 1 -I. A W ,
(ioldrtboro, X. (J.
Mi practice in Sampson county.
i r -!'..! VNrS: iriKOX AM I J KM 1ST,
.'. : la Leu' Drugstore, jo 7-lyr
f. V ATT-'JllXKV AN1 C0US8KLL-
OU AT liAV.
OHlco on Main Street,
.v 1 1 1 Mt'tiv! In courts of Sampson and
t ho.ning I'fiiinllivt. Also iu Supreme
Court. All business intrusted to his
vpi will receive prompt and careful
4 (.villon. jo 7-lyr
r; V. KERR,
I J Alio UN KY AND CoUKM.m
Unice on Wall Street.
Will practice m Samimon, Bladen,
ii I. r, lliirn-itt nnd Duplin Coun
; . Also in Supreme Court.
i'v upl personal attention will be
. i -u to all lejrul busLnen. If 7-lyr
r RANK liOYKTTi:, D.H.S.
i Dk.n risruY ffqm
Olliro on Main Street. 'Ufftt?
);1V rs hi. sorvhes to the people of
li iton and vicinity. Everything
. i 'K;-!ino of Dentistry done in the
'. . tyl(!. Sati. Taction .Miarsvnt l.
.y-.Uy Iithj :ire ytrictty ea-li.
;ik me to vury from tliisruh;.
VV 1 III 1 ( (JAN IT DO !
" "oiiipo'.r.id Oxy'-n Its intuie of
Anion a.'.d I'l-s'.ji!," is the titlt of
:i i!;-.v book of 2'! p!lt, pul)liHhel
iiy l)rs. Slarkev A Pni.-n, which give,
t i ii iuii't rs fuii i;. formation
t- I'.-i.-i remarkisble euintive aeni,
.".r.il :i ri.coid of mi; prising euros in a
'.vilo l ;v i i h. of ciui:iic e'i.-;e;i nr.tuy
of ti ens nfter be'my; aiiandoned te
lin' b otl er physioiitiis Will be
n.aiiod free, to any addrts on Apr li-
DRS, STARK EY & PALE.
it nnrs i
ii-f U tin
IT.-1 lit nl
ins'. rc-MMVii h iaivc
J-n-eli-v. T 1 1 i I will ;
i iiurt'.haser to
ltii't n.s rnj'.-
1 ';'! no I'luiiip,
gi.nl lint carry st si anhakii link k
Uol.i) KiiM' (K)!)!!!-'. Tta.' atf'ntiou of
t'.ic a a l. failed to the. laUt styles
of 1 1 UK A ST i'lNS thev nry "tlllllK of
In uaty 1"
Tl:: Vr! rcliabb- and taial.inl SKTII
THOMAS CLOCKS alwiiys in stock,
in varU'ii f ! yles and i.e..
Kopairii' of Watches Mid Clocks
m l imnitlinu' Jewelry i a ttpcuiMlty.
A), work I dC i-. U'.irantccl t ir et5
."tUinftictioii. ,ep5 c. T. V1,
I. T. & . F. ALDERMAiN
No. lia North Water Street,
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Cotton nml rIMmboi
: aiso :
Country Produce handled tobewt ad
vantajro. ltKFKr.KXt'K 1st National Bank,
Wilmington, N . C . V 1 1
H HV BARBER SHOP.
Vhii j ou wUhan easy shave,
As gcoJ as barber ever jxave,
Just call on us at our saloon
At morning, eve or noon;
We cut and dress the hair with grace,
To ?uit 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 vou just cull, we'll do for you.
Shop on Do Vane Street, opposite
Court House, over the old Alliance
The Clinton Barker
WHEN YOU GO
To Goldsboro be sure to stop at the
Good fare, attentive servants and
large confFortable rooms.
Whan you get off the train 44 b?aac"
everybody knows Isaac) will be
there. Give him your baggage and
go with him.
.1 . T GRE
Has removed his Tailoring Estab
lishment from his old stand to his
office on Sampson Street, next to the
M. E. Church.
The great and orignal leader in
low prices for men's clothes. Econ
omy in cloth and money will force
you to giv.e him a call.
gLatet Fashion plates always
on hand. June 7th. lyr.
University of Jso. Carolina.
The Xext Term Begins Sept. !).
Entrance Examination., Scpt 2.
Twtion ?30 per term. Needy
young men of talent and character
will be aided witn scnoi orstup ana
loans. Besides the General Course
of Study, which offers a wide range
of elective studies, the e are courses
in Law, Medicine and Engineering.
For catalogue, &c, aaaiesstnorres
ident. GISO. T. WINSTON,
jy30 lm . Chapel Hill, N. C.
THK KbH'OlhS CIIAIIt.
I HIMiS U.X)K l HUM I
OITK iVi'ANl) i'OINT.
TheOpinion of The Editor and the f
n:-: ... i
upuuuii oj uiners wnicn wo
Can Endorse on the Various
Topics of the Day.
In last, week's i.-i:e we akod
Iitor Aslie (we supposo ibis i- the
latest and most approved way of re
ferring to rotomporarii-Hj to explain
why be stopped publihhinj: a cerlaii.
ei ui pet t;u." lions nested "i;:u erl
(iuerie.-" wiiicii he .( ik ui iy dis
continued j.boat tb" Tim"" the b .rr '.
crop of coi n beaii to declini- ii
s anted to
J -J r,
eon; wa.-; i
ol ( jits, an l fo!!on
sane1 ciute this year corn w.ts
and cotton S cents. Editor
A I . 1 - t " I
inai wmie one tets
tlio otiu-i hasoiie down; and b
dently wants :-i chance toexfhi
id. oii I it. V.'e til up,n liiio
so. IV ill he i n nver '.' Aod wh
is answering t.hi'.t, we '
al.,o (nlihto:'. his read .'- u
otlier p'dnts; 1 i r-r t , where :.r
prices of cotton nnd of eon:
The price of corn, i! i:;ay
lived in -1 1 i-i coire.tiy.
wiiy has it
fifty per cent -vh-'e there h o 1
tio increase oi the currency here '.'
I f I he pi kv of cotto'i is i ,-ed ii!
thi-. country, why ha- i; declined
from 12 to s cents, while there has
been no contraction of the currency?
If the price of cotton is fixed
abroad, how veill tlio
price be a ;
tected hy ;m increase
of our local currency '.'
'Why have the leaders of the Far
mers' Alliance issued a circular to
the wheat y rowers to hold back tht :r
wheat with the expectation of get
ting better prices V
If Editor Butler will dfeeus;, those
questions according to the best of his
ability, seeking to put the matters
involved correctly before his people,
he may render them an important
service; nor need he deem tbe con
sideration uf such subjects unworthy
ol his best powers.
The people, who have no time to
elucidate such ecomomic questions
lor themselves, have a right to ex
pect those whom they have honored
with their confidence to lead hem
to correct concl'isions.
Now Mr. Editor Ashe, you eviden
tly thought that we were so anxious
to exwr-.ss our views that we wi uld
for.;, i the very pertinent question we
:.ad asked you. No we were desirous
that you should have a chance to ex
plain and we again call upon you for
an answer to the question about the
"Queer Queries.'' Do this frankly
and we wiil lake pleasure in furnish
ing any information and opinions
we may nave aoout tue above ques
tions you ask. Instead of answering
a question, to ask another is an old
dodge, but it will net woik here.
The HtateChronclopublishe.su col
umn article from a correspondent on
the inequalities of taxation. Beat!
the following clipping, which we
make from the article, every word
of which we Know to
from our experience in the last Leg-;
i si at u re :
The great difficulty
is to procure
lor this suhiect that degree ol car
ful consideration which its import
ance demands. As a matter of dis
cussion it is generally considered dry
and uninteresting ; its details fail to
attract the reading public, and there
fore they are referred, at each suo-ces-ive
session of our Legislature, to
a committee who in a brief time,
and while occupied by many other
matters connected with their posi
tion as members of Ho vise or Senate,
while receiving ituirmcrable letters
from constituents, each anxious to
push lor ward some (lading project,
are expected to formulate an act on
a subject of equal difneulty and im
portance. No man can possibly accomplish
good results under such disadvan
tageous circumstances, and the result
is, as might be expected, tnat the
same bad law is re-enacted year after
year, aud an injury inflicted upon
our State, upon each county, upon
every city or town, or village, and
indeed upon every man, woman and
child within our borders.
The Legislature can never do any
real wise solid work that requires
thought and pains-taking investiga
tions until there is a radical reform
in its proceedings, A great majori
ty of the bills before each session of
the Legislature are of a purely local
or private nature and three-fourths
of the members seem to know or
care little about measures of general
and weighty importance that con
cern the whole State. What is tho
remedy ? Local and private legisla
tion must be taken from the Legisla
ture and settled by the county com
missioners or before the clerks of the
courts in the various counties. This
must be done, or tbe State, of North
Carolina is to suffer for the blunder
ing mistakes and ignorance of the
Legislatures on important matters
that concern every- one. We will
hare something moro to say on this
line next week.
C'Mii uri l jrlvt; the
f-:r !iewiDL. The
i. t'i.r.- the ( 'i.'un.i. lot;:r.- i.-, r:-t
iiew b.jt u hi,: one. They i.re
iom to go -low till th.-y
I.' V w: i;u!iit'jd with the
iua --are triat their a tloii
io ijOtijIiik' more nor h-s th in
-lice t. all ;:trtt..-,. When It is .-vi
deiit wh:.t ju.-tiw do-ands, if U.ey
do in,t tht n a'.-t accordingly none
vvill he 'ji;!ck.:r to speak out than
paper. As to the itou.ent that
Commissi:. n d.i:)e; no 0(
The seduction in pa-sender
lis .-e- .
! I..'e- .1
(a.';l o;ir pru'atc- opinion
red::, tin;: ir- too Mf ai!) wiil
.i.-.-t .--iweiit of '.'.iiiin ad property
t !:( i .' t : i n i ts.-ioa hr-i-v i riei e;- -f d t he
amount of t.'.xahle property Sii'ty p r
' n;. over :-;h u it -. ,e h: year.
me i- . , ... u io o; v-i.sit sJiey ;
donv, aid Vi;t tiie ( ;;nm issiOii
t.lv ;.b-ut thrre
xn, Jr. I
Tai 'i mt.-n t ijI"
Uev. loo; J);
.ui - .i er
s and j
It I' by
invu-ht. It ::
y se- his :i!i!i!
- VieTi Wirhi.
' n.on'it: i.(
i .- .. . i
. '.).! V
t i e f
man vut.it form of
,: ; ;i hi - s
ite- I '-'
the :.o: cn.or o
the iw .:!!! all
i . . .
I i .
government on his
n.id iiv'-itate bofoie
:b? 1 i is iH cai: b -
i-:o!e-t ol tne nui'Se
couseience oi' a thought
Head his argument.
Th" basic idea of the Hub-Treasury
plan is pot only note currency but
an elastic volume that wili respond
to the Natural law of demand. The
News and Observer in an editorial
on banks in lat Hatnr lay's issue
admits that one of the grc-at evils
with our present financial system is
that the volume of currency is in
elastic. Then why does the X. A
(). oppose the Hub-Trea-'ury plan?
That paper claims that State banks
of issue would give elasticity to the
currency and that therefore that
remedy is all that i-i needed. ' Is the
X. A. O. willing to see the present
abominal financial system continue
with situply a possible local applica
tion for relief?
it ekk umsaa at e.usr fowlk.
How It h.,.ikfl hi a Xarlh fiiiiion Ba.-k-H'tioilriinaii.
hc i a 1 C o r res j , ; n d e
Mr. Editor In our last we did not
tell you ail we saw and heard while
in ca j p with the "Blue Coats," for
on our arrival they were cutting up
"didoes" out on the grass. For
there was a straight line of boys this
way and a straight line that, way, and
the boys stood as erect as posts, and
therw was two or three big boys stand
ing a little elf, with long corn silks
on lop i" tlieii
heads, or at leapt,
:, and one would s
looked so io u
"hoot," it ound-
C; 0 nH
t'ae bovs would
io position of their guns,
"i wliiio no would say sonre
anu "hoot" again, and the
.v'the meaning and thev
would change their guns, another
way. After a while we hoard a noise
and It sounded 11. e sweet strains of
music anu something went "boon
boom, boon:,'" and we
there wes a man with
looked and Io
i pestle as big
.tie, and he
.1. i i li .t :fc . i
would strike something that looked
like a barrel, .'ill the way same size, it
was a short one ami a nice one, aud a
big barrel; and tho fellow done his
level best to knock the head out ;
but the noons vvere tight, and ho beat
right on and they say its a drum.
About that iimesomcthir.g else went
"boom,'' and we looked and couldn't
see anybody scared, nnd they mid it
was cannon about the size of a
stove pipe, and, h.u! firet
and so that about ended operations
for it was then sunsc-t.
Next :nor.ing we v. ere asked to
T out and see (Jeanl Alount. Nnw
We didn't know anv more about
Guard mount than we do about the
Tower of Babel, and when we got
there the boys were standing in
same straight lines as before, and we
couldn't tell Jack from Jim nor Joe
from Tim, and same ones with long
corn silks on their heads was there
and would face the boys," and then
say that something and "hoot" again
and the boys knew what it meant,
"we die1 n't" and then ' they began
to blow some crooked things, and
the fellow began to beat on the head
of his barrel and the strokes were
so loud little Italy might think that
our folks had got scared and were
marshaling our forces for war, and
send a few of her boys across the
big pond and raise a little fracas, so
we left the scene of action and wend
ed our way homeward. Pat.
Rev. Thus. Dixon writes a letter
to the. State Chronicle discussing
what is orthodox theology. He says
each year he care3 less for denomi
nations and loves christians more.
He also expresses regret at the in
temperate language used about his
brother A. C. concerning the Beech
er matter. ; -
.i.UMnn 1, -Di. John Hart H,
w'a i !i.rt liecTi .-cii.-u.-'i)' injurnl in a-raib-vay
n id ;;!. ii u pafcncr n a
runraaj: t-. the mountain dUtiicf
wav ; iteci
!-V etiUTic;: a
. - M-.ts Oil
h-jM'd at a
( mi Kii
ihc .-..;:!er:nu: man ;
,c town rf Matoae
trench. The tt.i i
.all wait i
ii and rc-j
is mad .
enrt I i
. i ' : ' . .11 : '.
to e' c
lioyat -. t con:i le,s totin;eth-
,c !:ii. t r. ;u li a di-'tani oint he- '
e. k toe ii'li'jwjn uuy to he
vi a,.- K'iw;;, i jiovai. a j
tMi t i" '.'inir'i), i-etjin ataiKl hy
depends upon the
1-eiu-j; i. tdebratod
ra i n!
i .'onviaced h" his niediea!
;!kU the prospective
t l:eiie the juliIUCV all
.e. Dr. JbA-
;'S to L'O Oil i'.H a p.ow
aches ti e
v hi.V eiKIi
'!!, IT i- K
.very thai. !
C'n.M i y.i:
it ii.I the V
i lie plow
the i-artic- are
minutes to 12.
--The anxiety ol Dr. Ko,-
;.: me' .
o No. 2 hv the :ii?
aoxy a' ai bride -ct
ur. iiini at Matoae-
' atcns io the bed
in' is ;.hat he in (iea-i,
at '-xucMt ten inln
y of the niaiTiaii.
7, '1 he- proxy learns
i v.. I aiihirs of t he
a j u'olic avka" '.'i
u his wife.
e lav. in tie; eae i.
. Itco al No. 2 liii i-
wi;'' men! oi ''ay
1 1 H
( hr. e .i ;; '.- -Tie
m.:de cl-'ur, and Dr.
that he is legally
tcrtiiias to ;ioi.l Iw
niiuiis ha iijnorance (
a.- 1.1 Lie
ration from hu cousin.
CHAl'TKKS '. A.M. IC. -The fltllatlol.
of the. strangely wedded pair develop
ed. Phyllis is under treatment for trie
restoration of sLd.t. and friends nrevail
the 1 ri !.
not to s-hoek her with an ex
The pro .wis in iove with
s, . W
"Blcwcd if I don't believe it's broke."
For miles out from a thriving city of
the west a wagon t rack leads into the
mountains; not into the heart of the ad
jacent mining district, for there the
plethora of ore is great enough to require
speedier methods of disgorgement than
can be furnished by mule teams, but
b;ick into the wilderness of the ranges
which rise crest on crest, summit ah ere
summit, and melt and blend in tho vio
lets and purpleti of illimitable distance.
Tho road, littie used in later years for
heavy traffic, has becomo scarcely more
than an old trail, but affords a pleasant,
if circuitous, route to some of the iso
lated minixg camps hidden awny in the
Tho city lies in a gulch, which it has
outgrown, and from which it has thrust
itself upward on the hills and outward
into the valley into which the gulch
opens, growing naturally, as a crustacean
grows, and split ting aud casting its shell.
It is a fair city to look uion, with long,
straight streets and wide boulevards
planted with cottonwoods and other
shade trees and bordered by beautiful
homes in which are garnered love, hope,
enterprise, and frequently unusual cult
ure. Back of the city rise the mountains
of tho main range, holding treasures of
gold under exteriors made rugged by
rock and chasm and somber with tho
gloom of primeval forests of pine and fir.
Royal, returning from a mining camp
whither he had been summoned to miti
gate tha results of a misunderstanding
which had ended tumultuously, rode
quietly along the old trail, letting his
horso regulate the pace. He was tired
and a trifle depressed, for there had been
ho letter from the east for many dajTs
and he felt anxious quite without rea
son, lie continually assured himself, for
the last report had been favorable, but
the emotions are mutinous subjects, so
he kept on feeling anxious in defiance
both of reason and of reiteration.
As they came out on a plateau above
the city Royal pulled np his horse and
sat gazing down upon it and letting his
thought absorb the beauty of the scene
and revel in its promise. He was, com
paratively, a newcomer to the place, his
residence only covering a period of
seven cr eight years, but he took pride
in it, gloried in its enterprise, its wealth,
its energy and progress. The story of
its birth and growth was of interest to
him, and he used frequently to entrap
that embodiment Of legends, the "oldest
inhabitant," into spinning long yarns of
the days when the town was but a hand
ful of rough mining shanties and men
drew their supplies from nature's store
house round about or went lacking; and
of those earlier days when all had been
unbroken solitude, the haunt of elk and
bear and lesser wild creatures, until two
miners, working northward, lured by
.tales of diggings of fabulous richness in
tho Kootanie country, had camped in
the gulch one night and there decided
8 A tV
r t 'it
tjr Atucric-ui IVi AanocWlon.
tlwt tljj-ir supply of fxl waa loo bkort
to admit of thir going farther.
Tbe circumaUnee which at the time
appear.l to ilrfeat their calculatiuaa
eventnally ioveloiwl into the very key
stone of their fortunes, for the men, in
dor-pair of getting away, fell to digging
where they were, and stock at it plack
ily, working with moro hope and luck
than kuowkxige. The godditai of chaiic
jiistifio.1 their faith in her and guided
them to a find the fame whereof went
abroa.1 through tho kind and swelled
with iU going, m that before the lucky
miners hal lt-araed to wear their good
fortauo with eoao the world, or thatpor-
non or ii wmcu aeoiii in mined, waa
aoout their ears arnl clamorous to
The nuclei of the city tlw rough old
log Mian ties Btill stood away up the
gnkh, tlx abode of Chinamen and va-
! grants, on whom, for various ineorapo-
tt-iK-ies, Dame Fortune persistently turn
ed her back. Iu tho first year of his
coming, when the spell of the place had
ixn fresh upon him, Iloyal had been
,,f ttf-tlrmir M.tMtifc in thn rilrl tntt-n
and tracking out tho evolution of the
He had made his l-ome in the place be
ams tho sister next liim in age, and
his special favorite, had married a man
of the place and was solicitous to have
him settle near her; in addition to which
the town appeared to offer inducements
to a man of hia proft-seion. He liked
tho place and, probably bocauue. of that
liking, had prospered ia it the variety
and vigor of the life formed a fit accom
paniment to the impulses which douii
nated hid nature.
During those eight years hia parents
had died, hid old home in tho southwest
had been broken up, and the members
of his family scattered far and wide.
Apart from tlie sister who lived here,
and in whoao life ho was of necessity a
factor of secondary importance, Royal
woo adrift from all domestic ties. Oc
casionally, when work was slack or his
physical condition disordered, a sense of
loneliness would settle around Roj'al
like a gray cloud, and the longing for a
life apart from that of his profession
wordd cliru- toJhis Fpirit. likf th vajor
of which the cloud is formed. His life
was full, but not full enough; lie cared
for his profession, taking vivid pride in
ite every brunch, but it only satisfied
his brain, while his heart stood empty.
Having the intellectual life in full meas
ure, he craved the emotional life the
strength and virility of thtman demand
ed taller exercises and larger opportu
Particularly had this been the case
since his return from the East the pre-
vious winter. The knowledge that he
had a wife and should have a home
made him restive, because, as yet, he
was debarred enjoyment of either good.
His eyes, as he gazed away into the dis
tance, had a wistful look, hia figure
drooped in the saddle, and, involunta
rily, his f;K30 turned eastward.
A noise close at hand caused both
horse and man to start and stand at at
tention. Near tho roadside was a pile of
dirt and rubbish thrown up by some san
guine and unsuccessful prospector in
years gone by. Tlio noise appeared to
come from behind it, and had a curious
ly human sound. Royal touched his
horse with the spur and rode around the
heap to reconnoiter. On the farther side,
near the edge of the old excavation, sat
a brawny looking man, in miner's garb,
rocking himsrelf backward and forward.
and muttering or swearing in a sort of
crooning undertone. His bock was
toward Royal, but at the sound of the
horse's slep lie glanced sideways over his
shoulder. Then lie slouched forward
again, and Royal, from the elevation of
the saddle, could see that he had one leg
drawn up and was feeling it slowly from
knee to ankle.
"Good day, mate," Royal called, with
the ready freemasonry of the frontier.
'Is anything the matter?"
"Blessed if I don't believe it's broke,"
the miner made answer.
Royal was off his horse in an instant,
and went to the man's side.
"How'd you manage that?"
The miner's face was pallid, under
neath its tim and dinginess, and his eyes
6howed that his pain was considerable;
but his mouth twisted into a quizzical
smile as he answered-
"I gueos I must ha' been pretty full
last night and missed the trail gwine
into town. Sumthin' seems to ha hap
pened, anyhow. 1 come to myseir a
while ago in the bottom o' that infernal
trap" indicating the hole "sorter
screwed round, an' mighty uncomforta
ble, an' nary notion inside my skull how
I cot thar.'
Royal dropped his rein and came to
the man's side. The horse moved off a
step or two and snuffed the ground,
nosing the half dried grass daintly.
"He'll stand," Royal said, noting the
man's expression. "Now let's have a
look at the leg. I'm a doctor."
He cut away the miner's long boot and
ripped up the leg of his trousers. The
leg was broken in two places, and the
bones grated as Royal moved the limb
about; the bruised flesh was swollen and
..t.- v i av
tinned the man impersonally.
v. it's a mod manv hours since
the mischief was done, you see. and the
lee's swollen. It's prettv painful, isn't itT
The miner nodded.
Taint so bad as 'twas whenst I was
Bcramblin oufn that hole," he observed,
"I had to let her swing wantin my
hands for climbin'. That let the blood
down, an' I felt like I'd gt a bootful o'
hell fire, an' every time she struck ag'in
the rocks (an Bhe struck pretty often)
seemed like the devil had the poker an'
was chunMn' her tip.
Royal had the leather leg laid straight
along the ground, and was busy cutting
upper from the sole of toe man's
Continued on Second Pajje.J
RKV. DR. T.LMA(iK 1ISCUS
SKS A UARV1-ST SCKNK.
The I(rooUIii IHtiucS Sriuoit
tm Simdu) , August t.-.Tft of
Hit lUniarks ICutli H,l:i.
; A lI.SLOUK.Si: THAT WILL Hi:
ki:ai with inti:iu:st.
Glkswoou. Ooio., Aug SL A er
mon redolent with the breath oi Um
vast harvest field of the wet Indkata
that Dr. Talmaoe has found In Um
oeoe through which he has been triiv
eling and In his present surroundlDgi
suggestions of Gospel lefwcis. His ten
U taken from Ruth ii. 3: "And h
w-aot and came aud gleaned in the Octf
aftar the reapers; and Iter hap was U
light oa apart ol the field belongtnf
onto Doaa, who was of the kindred oi
Within a few week I have Uri li
North Carolina. Vbvlaia. Ijunvlvania. I
New York, Ohio, Michigan, Canada,
Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky. Mtaouri.
and tley ore one great harvest field,
and no season can bo more ttnchantln
in any oountry than the season of liar
ine uiiie mac kuui ujki niiomi ar
rive at Bethlehem U harvit time. It
was the old custom wlien a theof fell
from a load in the liarvett field for Um
reaper to refuse to gather it up; that
was to be left for the poor wlio might
happen to come tliat way. If tliert
were handfuls of grain scattered acre
the rie Id after the main harvest 1mm!
been reaped, Instead of raking it up at
farmers do now it was by the custom
of the land left In its place, so tliat tht
poor coming alng that way might
glean It and get their bread. But, you
say, ''What is the use of all these liar
vest fields to Ruth and Naomi f Naomi
is too old and feeble to go out and toil
In the sun ; and can you expect thai
Ruth, the young and the beautiful,
should ton her cheeks and blister liet
hands in the harvest field f
BOAZ SEES HUTH.
Boaz owns a large farm, and be goet
out to see the reapers gather iu Um
grain. (Joining there, right behind ti
swarthy, sunbrowned reapers, ho be
holds a.bu".nu.'wcnan cleanim?
lit to bend to a narp oi
sit upon a throne than to stoop among
the sheaves. Ah, that was au eventful
It was love at iirst sight. Boas forms
an attachment for the womanly gleanei
an attachment full of undying Inter
est to the church of God in all ages
while Ruth, with an ephah, or nearly a
bushel of barley, goes lwmo to Naomi
to tell her the successes and adventures
j of the day. That Rutii, who left 1mi
native land of Moab in darkness and
journeyed through an undying affec
tion for her mother-in-law, is in the
harvest field of Boaz, is affianced to
one of the best families in Judah, and
becomes in after time tbe ancestress ot
Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory 1 Out
of so dark a night did there ever dawn
so bright a morning t
I ksarn in the first place from this
subject bow trouble develops charac
ter. It was bereavement, poverty and
exile that developed, illustrated and
announced to all ages the summit oi
Ruth'B character. That Is a very un
fortunate man who has no trouble. It
was sorrow tliat made John Bunyan
the better dreamer, and Dr. Young the
better poet, aod O'Oonnell the bettei
orator, and Bishop Hall the better
preacher, and Havolock the bettei
soldier, and Kitto tho better encyclo
pedist, and Rath the better daughter-
TE5DKKXK8S OOMES FROM TIIOCCLK.
I onoo asked an aged man in regard
to his pastor, who was a very brilliant
man, "Why Is it that your pastor, so
very brilliant, seems to have so little
tenderness in his sermons V "Well,"
he replied, "the reason Is, our pastor
has never had any trouble. When mis
fortune comes upon him his style will
be different-" After awhile the Lord
took a child out of that pastor's houee,
and though tbe pastor was just as bril
liant as be was before, oil, tlio warmth,
tbe tenderness of his discourses I The
fact is that trouble is a great educator.
You sometimes see a inotdeian sit down
at on instrument, aod his executkm
a cold and formal and unfeeling. The
reason is that all his life he bos been
prospered. But let misfortune or be
reavement come to that man, and he
sits down at tlie Instrument, and you
discover tbe pathos In the first sweep
of tlie kevs. Mk-fortuiie and trials or
A young doctor comes into a iek-
room wnere tnere is a aymg caua.
A - V W
Perhaps ho Is very rough in his prescrip
tion, and very rough in his manner,
and rough in the feeling of the pulse,
and rough in his auswer to the moth
er's anxious question ; but the years
roil on, and there has been one dead
In his own bouse; and now he comes
eickTOom and with tearful eye
, Q. tx Ana aiu AnX LJ
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unaruei" iTOUDe, me great educator:
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Borrow i see ik loocn in uie granaeei
peinciDflr; I bear its tremor in the sweet -
est song; J feel Hs power in the mighti-
Grecian mythology said that the
fountain of Hlppoeretie wee struck out
by tbe foot of tlie winged horse Peg-
a& have often noticed in life that
the brightest and most beautiful foun-
tains ox Christian comfort aod spiritual
life have been struck out by the Iron
jShod hoof of disaster and calamity. I
sea Dajdel's courage beet by the flash ol
ebnchadneziars furnace. I see Patd'i
prowess best when I find him oo th
1 iounaonng snip uiuw um guuv w
' llghtnmg htne breafcers of Aienta.
Owl oron M ehltSm muU the hol
tng of Dd NimLs the cljnrjito ui
tkxjd pLMh.l gTlkXhv, aid tb? crck
lirur trrt of raaJiytdoni
It ftKsk tbe pnswntkxiA c4 Matfui
AunifioM U d.-VTil. IN J vxirji taai Ju
tin Martyr ft took tlx.. tifi
rvl Um OrtnilnAT eir ml the .rhPi
iutaUiaa to dv-vt4. Mrtln IaiUm-t
It tv4v all tit IftUJti. vhu4
6'tch ftkaitT arvl tbo fury tj
Lord 0mUwii to tVivtU' Jiuiv
rWkik and Andiv M.-iv1lk. m)
Uugh McKall thu glorkKM i:nrt r 4
rVot-ix hfe-tor jr. It t4i tl urmy
and Uktj IXxV'inU luAtt iuk! the W
kite New KnlsuMi Kit, atkd th wat
whoop of anvagt to thow forth tt
proww of tit rYttfrttu Iutlwr
WWt aioM th atoruu Mtty .jt.
Aod Um acmndla4 tW o( tl dim
RbC to tbe JiU-li ot the frw
tub uitoo cr or TUB SATIOK
It took all our pact iiKJ..n.d ditnt
aod it tke all our pnwnt natk.ij
orrowt, to lift up tKir nation ei that
hlf-h career mbtre it w ill UiArch aiott
after Om foreign dMp4inw ttwit liav
mocked, and tln tTuinU' that hav
Jeered alial! be wpt down under
ornntpotent wrath uf Gtl, w huU
oprelnt and who by tho rtreith ot
um own "ul ,uJl
nxn rrea Ainl bo it is tnulvMuuily,
1x1 tlie family, and In chureli.
aj1 ,a t,M w orld, Uiat Ummh Lirfc
IiOB8 Btorin " trouble ut, worn-
churchof, nittlons, are dtlopl
Again, I see in my text tlw Nvaitr ol
unfaltering friendship. I upaoM tlre
were plenty of frkubi for Nouu ublhi
blie was iu prosperity ; but i all 1m i
acquaintances, how many wmtu willing
to trudge off with ler towiusi JudeA,
wlien she had to mike that loiwly jour
neyl One tlie heroine of my Uit
One absolutely on. Isupjmmo wti.vi
Naomi's husband was living, find they
had plenty of money, and all thing
went well, they htvl a groat uuuiy call
ers; but I MippoKo that aft.tr Iter hus
band died, nnd her projwrty wvnt, and
she got old Mid poor, fdio wm not trim
bled very nnioh with collem. All tiie
birds that sung In tlie bower while 11
sun sdione hnvo gone to their iietM,
now the night has fallen.
Oh, tlie beautiful sunflower that
spread out tlielr color in tbe morning
hour! but they are always utJeop when
the sun is going down Job hud plenty
of friends when lie was tlie rk-tuttt man
In Uf ; but when bis property went and
tlie trials came, tlien there were none
so much that pester.! as Rliphtu tlie
Temanlte, and Btkhul tim Hbuhtte ami
Zo pliar tle Noomathite.
Life often seems to be a mere game,
where the successful player pull dowo
---- rvn into hi rm !-r T4
suspicions nriHo about a man's charac
ter and ho becomes like a bank in a
panic, and ell the imputations rush oo
him and break down in a day Uiat
character which In due time would
have had strength to defend ifaelf.
There are reputations that have b n
half a century in building which go
down under some moral eiDosuro. as a
vast temple is cotitfiiuiod by the touch
of a sulphurous match. A liog can uj-
root a century plant.
In this world, so full of lwxirtl.w-ijt
and hypocrisy, how thrilling It Is to find
some friend as faithful iu days of ad
verelty as in days of prosperity 1 I)avld
had such a friend in Husiud ; tlie Jcwb
had such a friend in Moniecai, wlio
never forgot tlielr caumq Puui had such
a friend in Ottohipiiorus, who vtaltod
him in jail; Christ bad buth In the
Marys, who adhered to him on tho
cross; Naomi had such a out in Ruth,
who cried out, "Kntreat mo not to
leave thee, or to return from following
after thoe; for whither tlKu goeet, 1
will go; and wliore thou Iolg.st, I will
lodge; thy peopk sIkUI bn my people,
and thy God my Ood ; where thou dit
will I die, and tbero will I be buried:
tbe Lord do so to me, and moro also,
if aught but death part thoo and mo."
OCT OF DAHK5RS3 INTO MOflT.
Again, I learn from this subject that
paths which open In liardship nnd dark
ness often come out In traces of joy.
When Ruth fctarfod from Moab toward
Jerusalem, to go along with ber moth
er-in-law, I suppose the peoplo wild.
'Oh, what a foolish creature to go away
from her father's house, to go oil with
& poor old woman toward tbe land ot
Jodea! They won't II vo to get arrow
tlio desert. They will 1 drowned hi
tlio sea, or tho jfickals of tl' wildertn
will destroy them." It w-is a very dark
morning wlicn Ruth Mrti off with
Naomi, but behold ber in my text iu
the harvest fk ldof Bie, to be HflbuiecJ
to one of the lords of tlio )iul, and b
ootne one of the gmndmotlica of Jiif
Christ, t)w Ird of Glory. And so
often Is that a fath which i-tart very
darkly erkU very brightly.
When yo" started out for heaven, oh.
how dark was the hour of conviction
how Sinai thundered and devils tor
mented, and tte darkness thickened!
All the sins of your life pounced upon
you, and It was tlie darkest hour you
ever saw when you first four! out youi
sins. After awhile you went into tlie
harvest field of God's mercy ; you be
gan to glean in tlte fields of divine
promise, and you had more ebeavea
than you could carry, as tlie voice ol
God addressed you, saying, "BJeHed is
tbe man whose transgressions ana for
given and whose sins are covered." A
wry dark starting in conviction, a very
brhrht ending In tlie rmrdon. and the
tJ WnrW. V.f tK rwT-l i .
7 1 " I" J "
o", nu ia imr wmmi; uusiuaa
I i iLi , ii i
r iu uur m.uU w
1 on a very dark path. We must go.
The fleh may shrink back, but there la
vo4oe within, or a voice from above.
i yug, V ouTnust go;' ami we nave to
1 drink tbe gaTL and we have to carry
the cross, and we have tb traverse tha
desert, and we are pounded and flailed
0f misrepresentation and abuse, and we
hare to urge' ou way through ten
thousand obstacles that have to be
&kiin by our own right arm. We hare
f cr the river, we have to climb the
mountain, we have to storm the oasUej
but. Messed be God, tlie day of rest
i , rContinaed on BeconrJ rage.)
Tom Dixon tm the
Tin: 4'Nvirr lhasi: svstwi
A IMsur.ACKTilOnt CI VI
1.1 .ATI ON.
I It U 4 TrurhV in llmuati I1rh
J It i Inhuman auil Hr
twirlc :i It Throu Ibr Itur
f Oiiue mi Inmwrttt
THE WORST FORH OF HUMAN SL1
SHALL oru PltlSlOS HYH-
ti:m hi; ih nitivi: ou
WHAT SATSTHECHRISTIAft WORLD?
Thc uttentUm of the worUl' lia
U-on again tdtarply railed to tho ex
itence of our cmvict lei yteni
by the rm:it rvKUlon anions the
miners of Kat Tnniw?. What
miiSht havo tHon a terrible and
bloody mountain wsr mi narrow ly
avertel H'ihaw only idpned.
There art' koui poplo who till
prole to iM-lieve that wo ftav no
great sk Ial problem to win. Txxik
yoi then uon tli'n H-ctacle. Bo
hold the Governor of a treat State,
with his army by his idde, parley
ing with the 'ml,H.-vidorH of a moun
tain mob. Why doc he tremble or
heitat'? Why dot ho not pros
forward with hi army ami carry
out the contract of th hlatc he r
proeuta with the private eoriora
tion opiTiting the finine? Ho
clearly had the law of the Htato ou
hi side. Tho State was bouud by
her contract with the company. The
threat of discharged minor could
not alter the force of that contract.
He paused ami trembled and jiarley
ed with that embassy bvcauw he
realized that Imck of that army of
sullen workingnien was the coahcI
ence of tho thoughtful world. He
paused liecauM; he knew that at lat
it had iHH'omu mt'otwary lo call up
tin ImyoiH't to furnish tho power to
uphold u system that ha- !V?r b!0ii
a blot and disgrace uikjh the civili
zation of th century. Our iiiftho!
of dealing with the convict of
crime it certain HUte pretontf a
problem to day of wrious Imixirt.
Sliall our rison system Ihj punativo
or reformatory? Thi voice to day,
of the historian, the" sociologist, tho
humanitarian, the t'brltlan, nays it
nu.-f l.t rovuutnry nr iirovc M di
aMtrom failure. It wh-uh to me,
therefore, that the convict leanu sya.
tem Is a disgrace to our civilir.ation,
for the following reasons :
I. H is u restoration of tho traflic
iu human Mesh, (iratit that the
State has the rlgit to protect Itself
oy the isolation of the criminal and
such puni-hment uji mny be calcula
ted to deter him and others from
rliiu" Ihis is a verv different thine
from th right lo m.II the body of
the co:idemnel man into tho Irres
ponsible slavery of a third party. If
we grant the right of a State by law
to depiivc man of his lilierty, tbe
fiiet is, tho uiHt: deprive himself of
in liberty in clioosiug to violate the
known law. But dox a convict
VH?f to In a man w hen condemned
for Ktit larceny? Does he forfeit
his birthright by a sin against the
awn of society? The Christian
world must answer.
2. The system is inhuman nnd
barbaric. Convict, when leased In
the present system, are invariably
Hold to corioration. Corporation
lave no ouls. They do not bear the
cry of despair from thestrong or the
hacking cough of the consumptive,
whoso life-blood is usel Iu making
the cement out of which the founda-
ions of their bridges and bui Idiugs
are constructed. They only now
and then hear tho crack of the Win
hester rifle and see the bright.
warm blood flowing from the heart
of pome unhappy wretch who broke;
ho is repow-ible for the over
work and starvation and extiosure
that make men thus break for their
ife before tho gleaming barrel ofs.
iur.ga7.ine gun, in the hand-iofa
rute, who enjoys the fun of thoo
lng human game? obouy. llu
the State the right to murder a man
convicted ot a trivial violation of
her penal code? Hm the State the
rkrht to larve him, or kill him by
fXwMir'? Han the Htate the right
toH.'lithi- privilege to wiulle
corjH'rate machine? Human slavery
had much that militated the hide-
ou fact The irianter was reiKin-U
ble foi the hlave. The master had
a heart. Tin lifo of the slave wa
lroiK'rty at lent, and was ptiilous
even to the most brutal owner. But
the convict's life not profitable to
the Slate it ii a burden. It w not
profitable to the contractor from the
Stnte, urde he drives the convict
Jo the uiterniot limit of life on the
t-mali't possible amount of breai
aud meat Such a system h dfejier
in its infernal brutality than the
TurLi.-h sy.-tem of Jttrkest Africs
f r it Is (finally Irreqonslble, ami
is wrought in the blaze ofChrlstiau
3. It throws the burden of the
convict's maintenance on the shoul
ders of the workingman, . wbr U
least able to bear it. The convict,
w ben leased, does not pay for hlm-r-elf.
The prisou Is still a charge on
the treasury of the State. Hut the
leased convict is used In sthe mines
of Tennessee, io take the bread out
out of mouths of honest men and
women who have had a disagree
ment with their employers. Is It
right to use convict labor to drive
free labor to death? I la the State
the right to sell her convicts Into
slavery, to lowr the wages of
honest, free lalior? A free awn
will starve on the wages paid a con-
vint c.r ih convict does not earn
enongh to maintain himself without
the aid of the state. wow
Christian world of fuch a sys
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