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W. II. ALLEN,
W. T. DOKTCir.
ATI 0KNEY3- AT-LAW,
(ioldftboro, N. U.
Will pt'iicticu in .Sampson county.
M. LKK, M. I).
i'il Y.-i;i:lAN,SuUfKOK AXD DkNTMT,
rii.;; in Leo's Drug Store, je 7-lyr
IT K. FAISON,
I I ATTORNEY AND CoUKBELL-
Office on Main Street,
will practice In courts of Sampson and
Adjoining counties. Also in Supreme
Court. All business intrusted to his
rar; will receivo prompt and careful
I A W. KEUtt,
J.J ATTORNEY AND CoUNSCLLOR
Office oii Wall Street.
Will practice in Sampson, Bladen,
fender, Haruett and Duplin Coun
lUv. Also in Supreme Court.'
I'romut uersonal attention will be
iivon to all legal business, le 7-lyr
SHRANK UOYETTE, D.B.S.
Office on Main Street.
Otters hiu services to the people of
Clinton and vicinity. Everything
in tho lino of Dentistry done in the
U1 style. Satisfaction guaranteed.
i.-Mv terms are strictly cash.
Don't ask me to vary from this rule.
"Compound Oxygen Its inode of
Action and Results," is the title of
a new hook of 200 pages, pumisneu
by lira. MturKoy x raien, wnicngive
to all inquirers f ull lr.forination as
to- this remarkable curative ageni,
and ii record of Hurnrisintr euros in a
wiilo rn"ft nt" chrome cases in tin V
r - - -
of tliem after being abandoned lu
die bv other physicians, win no
innilcd free to any address on appli
JEWELRY MID CLOCKS !
I have just received a laro lot o
Klciraut Jewelry. This I will guaran
tee to the purchaser to be just aH rep-
restutod. I sell no cheap, "fire guilt"
irol but carry a standard line of
moid kuont moods. lc atteniioD 01
the ladies i tailed to the latest style
t'MKKAST fins tlifV are ''things of
The old reliable and standard SETII
THOMAS CLUCKS always in stock,
in vaiious styles and sizes.
1ST RepniriB of Watches and Clocks
in.l mending .Jewelry is a specialty. I
Ali work I do i suaruutecd i ive tn
iej;'-tf i. T. KAWl.
HEW BARBER SHOP.
Whon ou wish an easy shave,
As good as barber ever gave,
Jum! call on us nt our saloon
l morning, ovo or noon;
Wc cut and dress the hair with grace,
To suit the contour of tho face.
Our room is neat and towels clean,
Scissors sharp and razors keen,
And everything we think you'll .find;
To suit tho face and please the mind,
nd all our art and skill can do,
It vou just call, we'll do for you,
Shop on Do Vane Street, opposite
Court House, over the old Alliance
The Clinton Barber.
WHEN YOU GO
f o Goldsboro bo sure to stop at the
Good fare, attentive servants and
largo comfortable rooms.
When you get off the train "Isaac",
itvervhodv knows Isaac) will be
Give him your baggage and
.1. 'V GREGORY
lias removed his Tailoring Estab
lishment from his old stand to his
ofllce on Sampson Street, next to the
m. E. Church.
The great , and orignal leader in
low prices for men's clothes. Seon
omv in cloth and money will foroe
vou to eive him a call.
lLatest Fashion plates always
a hand. June 7th. lyr.
University of No. Carolina.
The Next Term Bozias Sept. 3.
Entrance Examination?, Sept. 2.
Tuition $30 per term. Needy
young men of talent and character
will bo aided with scholorship and
loans. Besides the General Course
of Study, which offers a wide range !
of elective studies, tho.e are courses
in Law, Medicine and Engineering.
For catalosruo, Ac, add i ess tho Pres
ident. GEO. T. WINSTON,
jv30 lm Chapel Hill, N. C.
I. W. IIAEPEIt'S
OU Xeisu Const) Ksniuct; Whiskey
Has been recognized for years as one
of tho foremost and fiaett 'whiskies
placed before the American public.
Like every article of fineness it , ca-
tnra 4Vw 4Va V i.l r r urtdiimn.a
to whem one whiskey tastes but lit
tle different from another, bat 'for
the appreciation ot the connoisseurs
L. J. RUSSELL,
Clinton, N. C.
THE EDITOR'S CHAIR
HOW THINGS LOOK FROM
OUR STAND POINT.
The Opinion of The Editor and the
Opinion of Others which we
Can Endorse on the Various
Topics of th Day.
The Wilmington Messenger in an
editorial headed Information
'We would be glad to read editor
and President Butler's views up-n
the Federal Government owninsr all
the railroads, and how it proposes to
obtain thorn whether bo seizure or
paying down the spondulics." If I
tho latter, where tho Kionoy is come
Tho iutorination sought was given
In last week's Caucasian. We re
produce apart dur editorial which
answered the above questions before
they were aaked:
There are a number of papers and
politicians in the State who admit
that five of tho seven demand of
the Farmers Alliance are just, yet
say that they can never advocate the
government ownership of Railroads
and i he Sub-Treasury plan. Now
let as see the wordiug of that plank
of the Ocala platform that refera to
government ownership. It is the!
sixth pUink and read aa tollows
"We demand the most rigid,
honest and just State and National
governmental control and supervi-
siou 01 me means 01 pudiic coin-
munication and transportation, and I
if this control and supervision does
not remove- the abuse now existing,
we demand the government owner
ship of such means of communica
tion and transportation."
The abovtf means elearly ; thai the
Alliance Is deterujioed that ' Rail
road, ilegraph and express com
panies shall be controlled oy the
government in so far as is necessary
to protect the rights of the citizens,
and the last part of the above, the
conditional part of the demands, is
simply meant to emphasize the nec-
essity tor control and suDervblon.
But suppose these corporations
should prove to bo so powerful that!
they could not be controlled, then
the government must own them or
be owned by thom; may heaven for
bid that it shall ever come to this.
Wo do not know how to express
ourself any plainer than we do In
tho above language. Yet the editor
of the Messenger in last Saturday's
issue says that we do not make our
position plain, and further seems to
discredit, or rather not to accept our
glatenient as to objectg and aim9 of
. . uu'e
the Alliance with reference to the
matter. Now it the learned editor
of the Messenger insists on knowing
himself oxactly what the object of the
Alliflnrvt in. thft it. lantiolnux fnr hi in
to soek information. In the samel
article Dr. Kingsbury says:
We would also like to read an ar
ticle from his pen upon class legisla
tion; what he understands by it, and
if he favors or opposes the principle.
After discussing those, if ho will not
think us impertinent, we may sug
gest politely, a few other mooted
questions' of much "pith and mo
To ask one whether he favors or
opposes the principle of class legisla
tion, is like asking a dootor whether
he favors or opposes the swallowing
of poision. And yet their most
emcatious reunidies contain ;some!of
the deadliest poisiona.
But what does the Messenger
moan by class legislation? It is next
to impossible to enact any statute
law that is not literally speaking
class legislation, in that it means
more to the benefit of some than to
others. .But what is usually meant
by class legislation is laws that are
enacted for the benefit of the tew
only. Now the financial plank of
tho Ocala platform is enacted into
law would, if it worked to the bene
fit of the farmer, be beneflcal to the
great bulk of the American citizens.
This cannot be doubted. Therefore
it would not be class legislation it
would be legislation in the interest
ef the many.
During the last two weok the
State Alliances of Virginia, North
Dakota, . Oregon,,, South Carolinay
Marylan'd, Alabama, West Virginia,
North Carolina, Louisiana, Tennes
see, , Georgia, Kansas ana Texas
have been held. At each of theso
meetings the whole of the Ocala
platform (Including of course the
Sub-Treasury plan) , have been en
dorsed unanimously or with only one
or two dessenting votes. This is
quite a disappointment to the politi
cians and the hostile press, who
have been predicting that the order
would split and go to pieces on the
Sub-Treasury rock.- In fact it is an
evidence that the Sub-Treasury plan
isono of the solid, great corner
stones. The Money Devil, sniffs the
breeza, trembles at the threatened
approach of honest government and
Is preparing' tot a desperate' fight;
In'the mean time the brotherhood is
rmarh W foVward with
determination. Let every mem
der do hisdutr and we beUeve
God'df Justice will smile on the
i army of truth and right.
A great many of the so-cilledj
friends of the peojrte seem to be
I much exercised for fear that the
Farmer' Alliance wilt flood the
county with a worthless medium of
exchsnge.They claim that a medium
i of exchange based on the govern
ment's promise to pay would de
preciate and ever stand below par.
What is h U.S. bond bat the govern
ment's promise to pay? And these
bonds are the basl of the present
A number of papers are Just now
devoting much space trying to show
that the go vemment does not loan
money to bank. Well it is true
that it Is not called a loan, but the
banks have the u ofitatlper
cent., so what Is tho the difference?
if the people can bav the use of it
the same Way. they. will not Insist
that it be called a loan.
NORTH CAltOLINA REFORM
A North Carolina Press Assoda
tion has been formed with the fol
lowicc papers as charter members :
Thk CAucabion. Clinton i Tro
greeatye Farmer,'' Halaljrb 5 Unral
Home, Wilson y rarmer'a Aavocate,
Tarboro; Salisbury Watchman, Bat
isburar: Alliance Sentinel, Golds
Hickory Mercury, memory;
The Olattler, Whitakers; Country
Life,"Trinity College; Mountain
Home Journal, Asheyill; '
This Association was endorsed by
the Slate Farmers, Alliance at More-
head. Aueuat 1891. Any paper can
ioin this Association that stand
squarely on the Ocala demands. " Ap-
plicants to Join this Association roust
address W. S. Barnes, Secrota'y and
Treasurer, Reform Press Associa
tion. Raleteh. N. C, for informa
In pursuance of authority confer
red upon the executive board of the
Confederation ot Industrial urgani
zatlon-, at the session of January 24,
1891, held in Washington, D.C., and
after correspondence with members
01 the board, as chairman inereoi,
hereby Rive notice that the next
meeting of the said Confederation
of Industrial Organizations, win oe
held at Washington, D.C., February
By authority ot a resolution passed
in the said meeting. January '44, 'yi,
as president I hereby Invite the at
tendance of delegates from every in
ddstrial organization in the country
to meet with the Confederation of
Industrial Organizations at the meet
lng hereby called, that there may be
harmony of action and combination
of influences to effect the reforms
which all deem necessary.
Basis of representation will be
made public hereafter.
President ot Confederation, and
Chairman Executive Board.
MEN OF NEWS.
The Charlotte Chronicle publishes
the following uews item sent from
Raleigh by its resident correspon
dent: Y' : ' :
"Raleigh, N. C, August I9.Said
a non-Allianceman to-day : 'There
is a growing disposition to down Col.
Polk Some prominent members of
the Alliance are against him ana
make no secret of it. The friends
of John C. Scarborough and Marion
Butler are dot on good terms, this
dissension growing out of Butler's
defeat of Searboiough in the contest
ior the presidency of the State Alli
If there Is a word of truth In, oi
the least foundation for, tbe above it
is beyond our' knoWleagjB. -
f 2 "K '
We heartily congratulate : our
brethren of the Press, Butler of the
Clinton Caucasian, and Barnea,of
the Rural Home. Mr. Butler is a
brilliant, bold, aggreesive young
man and will make the Order a wise
leader and perhaps the State a good
Chief Executive, although rumor
s jys he' has no such aspirations'. Mr.
Barnes is a thoroughly conscientlons
man, a firm adherent of Alliance
doctrine, and will continue tofill the
office with satisfactions Thtf fact
the hisrhest office- 'in- the National
Alliance and th0 two highest - In the
State are held by . North Carolina
newspaper men is a high . tribute to
the ability of the State I'ress.
We doff our hat to Mr. Matioo
Butler, editor of The Clinton dCauea
sian, upon his election -as President
ot the State AUianee'. -r Uti Marion
Butler is a young gentleman, hav
ing graduated from'Chapel Httt
Hill about three years ago. In Jan-
nary, '90 we believe, he organised an
Alliance department in his paper,
He was elected to the Legislature
and was an Alliance leader, in the
Senate. He is a sterling Democrat
and very talented. Mr.W. S. Barnes
was re elected Secretary and Treasur
er. Mr. Butler had some strong op
ponents "but he got there just the
same." - Lumber ton Robeaonian. :
I feel it my, duty to write you in
regard to the benefit yenr Hradycro-
tine has been to my wife.: Ever since
a child she has been subject to the
most dreadful headache?, usually
several times a month. She has tried
doctors from Maine to California but
none could prevent these spells run
ninjt their course. BradyCrotina has
I ficient. Oscab F. Fkobt, I
1 '..jCtotnernth, : Malfifei,'t,3c
Chaiixh 1, Dr. John Hart it vai.
Who ha, been scrioitsly injured u a
railway avcident. is a pas?rjiecr oi a
train running to t!i mouctaiu districts
f Vir2inia,and by chance a Dr. John J
Hart 1 loyal No. 2 gets on board at a
war siatien and proffers attention to the
Chapter 2. Dr. Royal No. 2 in-
sists that the sailering man shall wait
over at the town or Matoacca and re
cruit his strength. The step is made,
and Dr. Royal .No. 1 confides to the oth.
er that he must reach a distant point be
fore 12 o'clock the following day to be
married to his cousin, Phyllis Royal. A
fortune for the cousins, bequeathed by
an eccentric aunt, depends upon the
marriage being celebrated before that
time. Convinced by his medical judg
ment that the prospective bridegroom
cannot make the journey alive, Dr. Roy
al No. 2 oners to sro on as a prox and
Chapter 3. The proxy reaches the
thurch where the parties are assembled
awaiting the traveler. The ceremony
is finished ten minutes to 12.
Chapter 4.The anxiety of Dr; Ro -al
No. 1 is explained to No. 2 by the dis
covery that the bride is blind.
Chapter 5. The proxy and bride set
out on the wedding tour, and at Matoac
ca Dr. Royal No. 2 hastens to the bed
side of No. 1 and finds that he is dead,
having passed away at exactly ten min
utes to 12 on the day of the marriage.
Chapter 6 and 7. The proxy learns
something of the family affairs of tbe
Royals, and makes a public acknowl
edgement of Phylis as his wife.
Chaptek 8. The law in the case is
made clear, and Dr. -Reyal No. 2 finds
that he is legally married and de
termins to stand by it. The bride re
mains in ignorance of the situation by
reason of her blindness and long sepa
ration from her cousin.
Chapters 9 and 10. The situation
of the strangely wedded pair is develop
ed. Phyllis is under treatment for the
restoration of sight, and friends prevail
upon Royal not to shock her with an ex
ylanation. The proxy is in love with
the bride. '
Chapter 11 takes Reyal away from
the scene on important business . Phyl
lis writes a confidins' letter announcing
her recovery of sight, and the proxy ?n
swere by making a clean breast of the
affair, ending wi th a declaration of love .
Chapter 12. Royal returns and is
forgiven by Phyllis, who has known the
truth longer thin the proxy suspect. A
r i marriage i arrauged.
Ttd$tk4pened and took frvm it a tMck
FbyiUs, Dr. Boyai ay how yaa
ngMtgJtMady.xibi kaee he-gone
afteabaggy far to drive yoa ont to
AiQsfian. db ajtemoon.''
stood with the door knob in
smiled with the joyoas-
peowlhw to theoloTedconntenaooe.
8ba addrteerifrs. Royal tamihariy by
terliristiaiiT nameT as is still the habit
wifife eoattxn dotnestks, and her gaae
Wftol qpooba young lady with ap-
- V f
"Ut4i ; Jflslf PhylUs, dat oerIVy is
epepgstty dtesiyoogot on! Artar you
git daw wid it on xaas save it far me,
rtnCfe lurihwil aad proimBod. She
Was Ste4 s"Wbt soothern woman, is
liwi I an ilnaisiiiii i's folds were-ooi of
ttm. 3 ftJavfced down at the admared
liaanMa f xtWtate0own of aoftln
HtuCk, wbiUi, Mt&. a tiny black figose,
ia 4BiercBee abltcir moornfaog; th&ooTiar
asklWSiwwro Ate black, and thopofT
of a9iiafraa4'waa eaoght agatnst her
af black and whMm
A pwttr 9070, indeed, and tt
etat5k6obawneof the wearer. Phylhs
it.wtth her hand aad toocfaad
tBMnai oawstnalyi And why not?
had net her husband praised tho dress.
aod teat fxmd her fair, and told her so
Ba lwairiage had taken place bxt
njghtbeftve very prhratery at the-boose
of acfecsTOianovcr in tbe-dfatriet No
ne had been present save Mis. Hart,
and tharo had been no pobb mention of
the affair. Nana was necearar jr for the
fast marriage filled all legal reqnlro
xacnts, and ttw aaoond had taken plao
aixoply to gratify PhyQia.
After tberentony tbe pair bad gooe
away taoether for a Mttle wedding joax-
ney. ageeteg to rotorn to AWandria. in
aooante of wutiks to join Mrs. Hart,
when aU thevaaklpvoceed to Virginia
tor. xthe . mooting with . the execotors.
taXSatoaoeav hvorder ta sopurhUeud the
awutaa i'Qf a-mooaraeat to bar-oonsin.
IVaatiaiinailn brr pnparationa for Am
RryCis bntamed to hflgB&ff in a
bar finding vent tttJooakvas natantrjraa
rr was .apneas as moccLA-proO"
forest as are mrcring
nal frnm motion lvnti I'iLA'Urt v wit.t 1
irtirror. Dim- dear thy luoktxV hew
sraifctfit aci t'trorvsJ A thitrtft
?uhj(2S swept otw bw, aid mur
rrod rervcaiiy, "And for tbig:hfcrf
itrr eyes, O LoM. adj.rfst ye- prawM'
Then bur hnEhezkl jloe tnaa the
hall trailed opto- lt?r to liaa, azid tba
oaoghi up hondluvrinef amLglovw. At
the chamber door, however, etie Iie
tiioaght beruotf and. tonted bark to a
fcA. on a small tnbie near tbo bad,
wherein wern John liuaTe lettetBhia
photographs, and her muht treaenreid
ponvoalrs of her axmt. Thi-e opened
umI took from it thick envelope,
which t&)f ahfijMil in her perfect aa no
KpA down etaira.
?I forgot r3fchrng and had to go
tck," sbo exphunod, as AfO Joined, ber
hnsband and Mra. Hurt, the lattur
having ocute ont to the do w top to ane
"Did you maka-a ooas in the iwUh?"
th-lady qMcettoaedV ayly.
"Poor, dear oid inaMiinjf ! What a
potntifoe always uiadaeiwaai 'baofein do
luck with a cross mark! No; I nnjotit.
FU do-it iiowf Aud-ed3hltily-trAood
aroBBm the doorstep with tbe tw-of
Com along, yoa superstitions yoang
woman," oaUed &d(pal from the pave
uant. Fv tanned hack aooceatizaea
after arting and nothing ovor hopponod
uFortanes fAwwiteJ jewt hux till
htrar quoted Mrs. Hart mockingly, as
tow drove- away.
'xnepteaaant country road led away
from tiw city six or swji to tbe
aacknt hoo of tbe Loee. Thekairwas
bahny, yet bracing with aotoxnnal vigor
and aenggestfon of tbe frost to como;
throad was fairly good, for a Virginia
road, and the pair iiattod ga$ty they
bowiod aloug. Phyllis enjoyed it all
with tbo-eest of vohdd, and md newr
wowy of tho delight of the oyos. lhe
tangitiH of vbion ou the roodsida, tho
mjsapR raid fera-at)oivHlte6prjiig3 they
pased, tho festoons of wiki grape vine
peodosit from tbe trees and rich with the
sLadtaga of dark frnit and j-eBow f ofiae,
the marvfiooa bkoding "f crhnsou, oid,
t . aul rawny bronze sLowk! by ie
Vwras, f?K waving hr.Vom sego and
rtiffTittle iuv, like Dotch toyK, dotting
the worn ortt fkM3, all appeared to her
bill ikl hve aknig it rot h;iKired
yarda. an 1 Royal fcarito.1 1 laggy ;md
called on his vtt to tv?KiI tio Vv;-rid
and the wotidor thcieof. And Pbyltrs,
aftwr a rarturoo8 cry, -nttrnd kw down
in her throat, like Uk; zi-e of a voxl
pixn, folded hoc b&ada fevgiidvr airl
wapeechiis, &pJllKirad at tw lovf C
aft of tbe -,eno Ijefore her.
Wofhingtoo, with t:m conntlt.3 beau
ties of orcbifcectariA, his monnmwite, i-tvt-pJefi,
roof trees and Sonjinating dmae
Washington in nhzmbenjus Hatxmmai
gracioaaness was spread before tbem,
strangely beantined by distance and
backed by the teoder pnrrptish b5oo of
the far horizon. Nearer almost hi tle
foot of the hill rolled the gieamtasr
waters of tha Potxanat-., '"all quiet fdoog'
its banks now, for raaay a year qniot,
restfnl and infmiteiy bearttifnl thnn
der of canhon azid rattle of musketry,
sounds of battle and bivouac, hushed
fiDrever, and tbe river flowing tranquilly,
taking its share in the labor of the pres
ent, with hardly a suggestion left of its
participation in tbe sorrow and wrong
doing of tbe past
Away in the distance tbe btream
seemed fettered by tbe links of an iron
bridge, over which, as they gazed, a
train paaBod slowly, overshadowed by a
canopy ot otutsa gray smo&e. lo toe
left, bathed in afternoon sunhght, rieeyy
oid Akciandriu, steeped to tbe eavee in
the joy of calm, showed pictnreeqneiy
against the background of the .Virginia
MDs, and over the heights of George
town the shadow of a ctond passed
Then they drove on, talking of things
that bad been in tho nation's history;
bat as they neared the gateway of Ar
lington silence fell again. It was rW
rapted in a moment, and &U sentiment
and solemnity dispelled by a party of
little negroes who swarmed ont from the
archway, like flies, tombhng, grinning,
and dancing around the boggy with
shoots of 'Tieaee, sar, gimme penny!
pseaaa, ma'am, gimme penny! Look at
me, lady! Dta a-way! I ain't no dakl
folks! 1 Irm stan" on my haid for penny,
- Boyal menaced tbe laoghing cohort
with his whip, boi his face waartoo good
hamored sor hiaeBtore to ma&e mooh
hnnresBion, and tbe hilaiioos scraps of
ebony heid taeir ground until Phyllis
had dfatribated among them all the
small change in their possession.
"It spoils the solemnity of the ap
proach," she admitted when Royal smil
ingly suggested that they might be en
couraging a nuisance. "Bnt they looked
so jolly I couldnt help giving them
something. I havent seen a lot of little
negroes jumping about for years. It
does my eyes good."
Inside the gates there was no lack of
solemnity, and Boyal pulled his horse
up to a walk and slowiy followed the
road winding under magnificent trees,
through stretches of velvety verdure,
past plots of exquisite blooming plants,
rockeries, and tall vases filled with flow
ers, vines and ferns, untouched as yet by
frost Now they caught glimpses of
shady dingles and clear streams rippling
purely, and again of level meadows, scg
gestrveof old homesteads, lowing kme,
tullkmafcte anything, e-raytMng, tt-cept-a
-. Grradually the road asGended, and a
thrill passed 'through Phyllis' seosrtrve
nerves sb bar eyes ..rested for iie first
time on tbe home of the Booth's great
chieftain. - She wished to go there at
Once, hot Boyal turned aside tothecem-
.j uUAaiv bzz . T
Continued on Second Page. 1
Great Exploits For Us
WII T W
A 1 d f
iin-ati-r Wortti Thau
an Ariuy to Victory
IS THE LEADING OF A HUMAN SOUL
OcHA Oiiovt, N. J., Aug. & Thk
k ctunp ineedn Sunday at OooflO
Qnve. It. 5 ceUbratkvn is always re-gai-del
as tbe great event of the year al
this famous religion watering place.
This year th attractions of its observ
ance have been enhanced by the prat
enoo of Dr. Talmage, who preached
this afternoon in the Auditorium. Brery
seat was filled and every inch of stand
ing rooca in the aisles was occupied,
and tbe greatest enthusiasm prevailed.
It Is estimated that fully fifteen thou
sand persons were able to hear the doc
tor, and many others were deprived oi
that privilege. ITis text was Daniel xi.
32, "The people that do know thaii
God shall bo Etrong and do exploits.
Antiochus Epibanes, the old sinner,
come down tnree times witn nis arm?
to desolate tbe Israelites, advancing
one time with a hundred and two
trained elephanta, swinging their trunks
this way aod that, and sixty-two thou
sand infantry, and six thousand calvary
troops, and they were driven back.
Then, the second time, he advanced
with seventy thousand armed men, and
had been again defeated. But the
third time he laid sueeessf ul siege until
the navy of Borne came in with tha
flash of their long banks of oars and
demanded that the siege be lifted.
And Antiochns Epiphanes said ha
wanted time to consult with his friends
about it, and Popilius, one of the Bo
man embassadors, took a staff and
made a circle on the ground around
Antiochns Epiphanes, and compelled
him to decide before he come out ol
that circle, whereupon he lifted the
siege. Some of the Hebrews had sub
mitted to tbe invader, but soma : ot
them resisted valorousljr, as did Eleaeer
when he had swine's flesh forced Into
hia mouth, spit it out, although he
knew he must die lor it, and did die
for it, and others, as my text says, did
An exploit I would define to be an he
roic act, a brave iw&, a great achieve
ment. "Well, ycu say, "I admire
such things, but there is no chance for
mo; tnino is a sort cf humdrum life. ! II
I had an Antiochns Epiphanes to fight
I a?o could do exploits." You ara
right, k far as great wars are concerned.
Trwre will probably be no opportunity
to distinguish younlf in battle. Tha
most of the brigadier generate of this
country would never have been heard
of had it not been for the war.
THRTfH GRJSTP OPPORTUNITIES.
either will yo probably become a
great inventor. Nineteen hundred and
ninety-nine out of every two thousand
inventions found in the patent office at
Washington never yielded their authors
enough money to pay for the expenses
of securing the patent. So you will
probably never be a Morse or an Edi
son or a Humphrey Davy or an Eli
Whitney. There is not much probabil
ity that you will be the one out of tba
hundred who achieves extraordinary
success in commercial or legal or medical
or literary spheres. What then? Can
you have no opportunity to do exploits t
I am going to show that there are three
opportunities open that are grand.
thiuuDg, far reaching, stupendous and
overwhelming. They are before yoa
now. In one, if not all three of them,
you may do exploits. The three great
est things on earth to do are to save a
man, or save a woman or save a child.
During the coarse of his hf e, almost
every man gets into an exigency, : is
caught between two fires, is ground be
tween two millstones, sits on the edge
of some precipice, or in some other way
comes near demolition. It may be a
financial or a moral or a domestic or a
social or a political exigency. Yoa
sometime see it in eonrtrooms. A
vc-ang roan has got into bad company
and he has offended tbe law, and he is
arraigned. All blnahing and confused,
he is In the presence of lodge and jury
and lawyers. He can be sent right on
in the wrong direction. He is feeling
disgraced, and he Is almost desperate.
Let tbe district attorney overhaul
him as though he were an old offender,
let the ablest attorneys at the bar re
fuse to say a word for him, because ha
cannot afford a considerable fee ; let the
lodge give no opportunity for presecuV
tng the mitigating cireiimsianees, har
ry up tbe case, and hustle bun ap to
Auburn or Sing Sing. If he live seven
ty years, for seventy years he will be a
criminal, and each decade of bis Ufa
will be blacker than its predecessor. In
the interregnums of prison life he ean
get no work, and he is glad to break k
window gl&js, or blow np a safe or
play the highwayman, so as to get back
within the walls where he ean get
something to eat and hide himself from
the gaze of the world.
A BOPSLBS3 OUTCAST.
Why don't his father come and help
him? His father is .dead. Why don't
bis mother come and help hunt She is
dead. Where are all the nmenonvong
and salutary influences of society!
They do not touch him. Why did not
some one long ago hi the ease under
stand . that there was an opportunity
for the exploit which would be famous
in heaven a quadrillion of years after
the earth has become scattered ashes
in tha last whirlwindl . -
Why did not the district attorney
take that young man into his private
office and say: "My son, I see that yoa
are the vaothn of circumstances. This
is your fust orime. ' Yoa are sorry. I
; will bnng'tue person yoa wroxurea sua
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PRESIDENT POLK SPEAKS
-V Great Iur Thn ltcturd).
Tho State Alllanou of Virginia
was in Mslou in Richmond hut
week. Col. Polk was prvacot and
delivered a public addm. '
make the following extract froin the
Itichmand Time' Reporter.
Major Page then iu a few word
presented Colonel Polk, the ureal
dent of the National Alliance. He
is a man of rather ftrlkinz at pear-
anco and the po&-cwor of a decidedly
pleasant lace. 1'ast the middle ae,
perhaps, he stand perfectly straight
and has the powr of holdini hi-
audience closely. He has a remarks.
bly bright eye and wears a loug
iron-gray beard. Jle spoke lu mea
sured but distinct tones at firat.
speaking faster as he proceeded with
his subject, and was listened to with
the most wrapt attentlou. When
he arose to speak he was greeted
with a burst of applaue, and iu the
course of hi talk he said:
"i uesire to express my warm ap
. . tr a a
preciation of tho honor done mo. I
want to thank you inu4 gratefully
lor this greeting, and I desire to
thank the Mayor for the welcome
he has given tn and to a-wure him
that I do feel quite at home.
"There aro glorious memories
clustering around ibis historic city
which cannot bo remembered by
xorth Carolinians except with a
sense of kinship.
"We liave assembled here for
purpose, we aro not here to dis
cuss political parties, but principles;
not the merits of men, but measures
Men are transitory as the dew drop
on the morning rose loaf."
He referred cloqueutly to his
travels over this country, and in
speaking of the wonderful giowth
and deyelopment said:
"When I look into the laces o
men who have constituted the groa
middlo class, that class which has
always proved itself to be the con
scrvatlve element into whose minds
is instilled the droctrine of "peace
good will towards men' without
whom all civilization would die, the
men who clothe and feed the world
aud without whom Jay Oould would
starve, I forget tho grandour of the
country and think only of tho men
In continuance Colonel Polk said
a man who would stand before this
audience and suppress tho truth is
not worthy of trust. We have had
taffy enough in this country. Those
who do not read our literature, but
only the partisan press are not al
ways fair to us, and naturally drift
Into prejudice. I want to say to the
merchant you are in our boat, ami
it is being steered by tbe strong
hand of the farmer, aod if it Is
drawn In the vortex and goes down
you go along with him. Merchants
we are neighbors and should be
friends. We expect men to differ
with us, but we say on our side that
they have no right to say hard
tilings of us until they know what
they are talking about. I have seen
peoplo who never heard our princi
ple?, and I have seen intelligent
lawyers who had never . read our
platform, and a gentleman in the
legal profession who heard the plat
form by me said when I finished,
that ho was looking for something
objectionable to follow, and if that
is all here is my band, and l am
with you. Here Colonel Polk road
an epitome of the main principles
as set forth iu the platform of the
party; which were greoted with ap
plause as favorite sections were
PUCUA8ABLE lWVtKOK MONEY.
In comparison of tho purchasable
power of money Colonel Polk said
no man can remember wner. rail
roads, manufactories and laud en
terprises flourished as they do now,
or when agricul ure languished as it
does; and he showed by statistical
statesmen ts that the wealth of the
country bad increased at the ex
pense of the farmers who hjd work
ed hard for twenty years, and were
now pooler than they were at the
The most consummate villianous
scheme for robbing labor of its hard
earnings has been practiced in the
United States Congretw for twenty
seven years. The government lends
our money to the National Banks at
1 per cent, and then authorizes the
banks to lend us our money back at
8 per eent. The basis of this money
is bonds. The basi of bonds is
government credit. The govern
ment is your agent and yet they .do
tMs and call it statesmanship. It is
John Sherman statesmanship. , We
don't want any of that kind in ours
nor the Cleveland kind either, for
It is only a question of time when
there will be such a financial crash
as was never heard u .less the peo
ple will come to our. aid and place
agriculture again in its natural po
Where is the farmer that is mak
lng money? Show , me ono and I
will fchow you ninety-nine getting
poorer every day.
I have some consolation, however.
for the Virginia farmer. The dol
lar now has more purchasi ig power
than ever before. But where can
you get the dollar? Will buy more
of what? It will buy mora of the
products of labor. Then : drawing a
beautiful picture of the once magni
ficent luxury of the old Virginia
home he contrasted the farmer of
the present day reverently giving
thanks for tbe necessities of life.and
said this is what 3,000.000 of farmers
are kicking about and will continue
to kick until they get. what they
want. . . . . '
WHOSE FAULT? .
It is not our fault that we are in
this condition. The trouble lies in
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How i! Ms
To 038 m&
SUtr lluiik i I
lb U. h.-f.
Nut i i '
Tim toihi!i :
utorvien uv. -h ,i j
the Kt&l ( ki.'iu
v f i ! i
SkunuT on V.tv n;v
adjouriuiH-ni ot th
Alliaixv :um th.
t ion :
MnUI lIK m t
Yesterday inurm? i
Hit I ' .
..a tm t
Harry .Skinner, l i'.U
thtveruud.i of tlic - !.!?.
Ho looked like he .-.
exectAcy ot aecrUS!i uti
ty to tal e to breakU-!, as.i
lowing conversation i
iou look treh it. r :
eexiH.vusi ou to rip.iid
calls for you Iut eeniu.
Col. Skluner. 'filial, vou. but
for the very lute hour i h.,u!d
done so; besides the oppoitunity v.
so good to talk financial ref.irm. I
feared to trust myself for feir I
should say to the repnntalivo I.-u-tlet
Aasoeiatiou that they applauded
the advancement oi dcclrlttry. re
ferred to advanceuio'it iu surgery,
medicine, science, butt lie old theory
of Adam Smith and John Stuart
Mill, and any innovation or revolu
tion on their theory wa met by pre
judice from every class who b.?vt
of advancement in their own line,
and then my deutht friend wo-.n-l
have thought it unkind to have in
truded the Alliance into their b wi
quet. Reporter. By the way Colonel,
you have been in attendance upon
Col. Skinnor. No, not exactly. I
have been for more than a month
ofT and on at Morehead City, and 1
have found it very pleasant W con
tinue my stay dutiugthe set-sion'of
tho Alliance. I have met a groat
many members of the Legislature
and the meeting has leen wry pea
sant, and I have nlo met plou-cinl
Iriends from all portions of the State,
vnd besides I have watched with In
torest the meeting.
Uciorter. 1 see Cohmil y.u have
been making Alliatici! HMn- iu
different portions of the N. t.-.
Col. Skinner. Ye'.aml they re
the largest audiences I ever u-idre.---exl.
The crowds at hiiow IIiI',.M ;
Van, Woodlawn, and K tky ;.i.nui
were immense. I am to "jk id
Williams, in Kdgecomb, with J'n
Hoot Butler, on the V-Uj, wh.I .4t
Kiltroirs church, in Or.w-
on tho 2nd of Septetabei
places the crowds wiit Se
-tho people arc rou--j
bly in earnest.
Reporter. In Mrn!;t nb .'i! wl.a'?
Col. Sklnnei. About' 1 inarms.!
Reform. They nerd and proj : to
have Financial Relief.
Reporter. In yoiir upin? h iu.v
can this be obtained?
Coi. Kkinresr. --W il, yo'.i k:.' .. I
a- a SuU-Tr-u-ury j.);n n;i-i. !
Ilevrr in the principlo o!'
the staple crops a b.tfii- li.r th:
of a currency. 1 regard i?;.s
stable as gobl, and the i' 'vi;.:;,;y f
the'eurreney make it vi i .. :.:
to me, for every dollur iu ! N i I
will be redeemed by -tne a tu n .
cessity of the Innti tu uw ; nd v ry
dollar floated wilh thU i.'w mv.'t
remain god; be.-,.df, it, i Uif- nn'y
plan by which, iw Southern p.-.pi',
we can dictate the pri-( ul n.jr 'n:.t
fUple. cotton; 1mhI'!-, thj .South,
being interented a-t a ti -n mid
IndivMuals, the cotton eiop a
matter of national irnort;ntrc. it
Is the great contributor to our na
tional balance of trade, our grrjlt
purchar of British go!' and I .S
insist that as long as protection l
extendod to commerce und manu
factures that cotton i worthy of the
fostering care of the government.
Reporter. How will you carry
this principle into operation?
Col. Skinner. It will be impossi
ble for mo to tell you in this hhort
conversation. I will say in brief
there aro two ways.
Oue is the repeal of tbe tax on
State Bank-t of Istuo, and the forma
tion of State Sub-Treasuriei with the
the same ba-dc value given to Land
and Staple crops; tho other is some
thing simular to tho Hub-Treasury
bill. One contemplates relief with
iu State lines the other looks to the
general government, either will be
satisfactory to the Alliance, but they
know in advance that it is impossi
ble to repeal the ten per cent, tax ou
State Banks of Issuer that only
tnrre states In the Union would fa
vor it Virginia, North Cerolin
and So -th Carolina. There is a com
mon prejudice against State Banks
of Issue that cannot be overcome.
besides the Alliance on this j-wuo
would divide; they would Io-e their
Western aud Northern and Extern
following. They want speedy re
lief, and thev believe their relief
must come by tho assistance of the
c i m . - - . t . .
ouu-Areaury oi iuu cmua.. oem
inent and regardless of reports they
seem united in this demand; they
will not cavil over the machinery,
but they do insist that a carrory
privilege shall be extended io st:ip'.9
crops on a parity with go! I aud sil-
Re porter. ITow doycu regard tiie
Col. Skinner. It is a bi revo'u
tion; the leaders of our party h ve
not awakened to a sense of appreci
ation of the movement. They had
Just as well realize it 'and meet the
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