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Tmk CAt'CAsioN, iMiatou; I'ro-r'-s.-ive
Farmer, UaK-igh ; Ilural
l;:!!:c, Wil -on ; Fartner' Advocate,
I'jc l.v ro; Salislmry Watchman, Sal
isbury; Alllir.ee SiMitincl, (iolds
bi"; Hickory Mercury, Hickory;
Tlie llattler, W'hitak.'is; Country
Lile, Trinity College; Mountain
ll Ionic Journal, Ashevilh'; Agiicul
tuial I'fe, (JoM.-bcro; Columbus
News, WhiJevilie, i . C.
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if .stfil to k-ep the list standing on
tl,. lirst pag.t Mid add otla vp, provided
i) y aif iluly elected. Any paper fail-
lou'lvoeate fie t'eala platform will
i'i. ped from the list promptly. Our
can now see what pa pern are puu
n their imeresl.
IMi' JKKSSIOXAL COLUMN.
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Attouxey and Counsell-
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f '1 Office on Main Street,
'-ii will practice in courts of Sampson and
lf adjoining counlies. Also in Supreme
h Court. All business intrusted to his
car-: will receive prompt and careful
attention. je 7-lyr
Attorney and Counsellor
O.fice on Wall Street.
Will practice in Sampson, Bladen,
Tender, Harnett and Duplin Coun
ties. Also in Supreme Court.
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i givti to all leal business, je 7-lyr
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VA's gcoJ as barber ever gave,
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VI PAUL SHERARD,
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(.ir of the Board of Dirpn.
he Clinton Loan Association
kholders of said Association
.'sreby called to meet in the
llouse in Clinton at 11 a, m.
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-important business. A full
ance is urgently requested.
J. L. Stewart. Pres.
D. B. Nicholson, Sect'y.
21st 1891. td,
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THE EDITOR'S CHAIR
HOW THIXG3 LOOK FIIOM
OUli STAND POINT.
The Ooinion of The Edilor and the
Opinion of Others which we
Can Endorse on the Ttrioos
Topics of the Buy.
Thrttj-tenthi of the men who are
fighting the Sub-Treasury plan d
.so by attempting to ridicule om
proporied detail tor putting the plan
into operation. Before you discuss
the point of detail, first aik him
how ho Htaudd on the principle on
which the plan U b.wed. Afk him
if he favors a Urger and a plyable
volume of money. A currency bas
ed on ou labor and the product of
labor, as well as on on other securi
ties, and money at a low rate of in
terest a rate not higher than the
average profits of wealth produces.
You will find in nearly every case,
in fact in every awe, that man will
in the bottom of his heart be oppos
ed to the above principles. Then
make him discuss the principles, for
why discuss the character of a plan
with a man who is opposed to the
principles of the plan? Why does
he dodge the principles cf the plan?
liecuaso it is easier to reduce de
tails than to answer just principles.
Whenever you find an intelligent,
honest and fair-minded man opposed
to the Sub-Treasury p'.an, he has not
rend and carefully studied the prin
ciples of the plan, but was suffering
from the biased view of newspapers
or others who had a purpose in mis
representing the plan, or else were
us ignorant of it as he himself.
The Alliance in Its demands asks
for tariff reform, and in the end will
have it; but the reforms it demands
are not of the same kind that, Mr.
Mills and his friends would have.
When the Alliance begins it reforms
in that line it will striko down any
nd all monopolies and wipe oet
all unjust burdcas of taxation, wheth-
r found in Kew England, New
Yoik or any other section of the
country. It will not inquire into
the political effect af this or that
measure, but will be guided by the
one idea, is it right? Will it lessen
tho burdens of the people and result
in the benefit of all? This is the
character of the tariff reform de
manded by the Alliance, and the
one it will nrge until adopted, when
other measures have been settled.
AND WE HATE IT TO PAY.
As time progresses the fearful hav
voc ms.de by Confederate bullets
upon the Federal armies beeomes
more and more apparent. Commis
sioner of Pensions Ilaum has alreadv
granted aoout 800,000 claims for pen
sions, ana says ne nas yuo.ouu more
on file. Of these latter he says, ful
ly half a million are original claims.
Every man, woman and child capa
ble of carrying a musket in the
South during the war must have
winged a YankeePhiladelphia
It takes $118,548,959 per year to
keep those pensions up, and we must
help pay the bill.
WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT IS
TRYING TO DO.
The Alliance is a powerful organ
ization tor political resistance to po
litical wrong and injustice. It was
inspired with the thought in whh'h
the higher liberties of the people
have often had their birth the re'
dre s of grievance It was made
necessary as a means or resistance
to legalized monopoly, to legalized
tex robbery, to trusts that sprung
up everywhere to c'ioke down busi
ness rivalry and honest competit ion,
and to the accumulated advantages
given to the corporations and com
bines by the legislation of the coun
try. It was the first grand effort of
the farmers to combine in resistance
to others who had combined for ag
gression upon them.
The Knoxville Tribune says:
Elliott Shepard developes Into
'more kinds of damn fool' the older
he grows. In addition to being
America's champion ass he is the
most cowardly knave on the conti
How is This?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by taking Hall's Ca
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Tole
We, tho undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last 16 years,
and believe him perfectly honorable
in all business transactions and finan
cially able to carry out any obliga
tions made by their firm.
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Waldino, Kinnan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
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and mucus surfaces of the system.
Price 75c. per bottle. Sold by J.
R. Smith, Druggist, Mount Olive,
N. C, and Dr. K. H. Holliday, Clin
ton, N. C.
THE INDIANA ALLIANCE.
Preparations M ade fr the Ap
proaching National Conven
tion.' I5DIA5APOLI8, IKD., Oet." 23.
The State Farmers' Alliance closed
a three days' secret sesa Ion this even
ing by the election ot delegates to
the National Convention in Novem
ber. To-day resolutions were adopt
ed indorsing the Ocala and St. Louis
platforms; demanding the abolition
of the National .Bank issues of cur
rency and the issue of legal tender
notes to be loaned according to the
Bub-Treasury plan. The following
prosranie for the meeting here of
National Alliance was adopted:
On the first dy, Tuesday, Novem
ber 17tb, the addresses of welcome,
will bodelirere4at Tomlinsoa Jlall,
by 'Mayor Bull iv an and Fieatdent
Force, of the State Alliance, and the:
responses will be oy J. F. mman,
National Secretary, and j. r. wll-
etts, Lectorer of the AUlanet. The
afternoon will be devoted to en ex
ecutive session, and in the evening
President L. u. Polk will deliver his
address. On Wednesday addresses
will be made b the President of
F. M. B. A., National Lecturer J. F.
Willetts, and in the afternoon the
executive session will be continued.
In the evening C. W.Macuneand
others will speak. Thursday morn
ing Jerry Simpson and Alonro War
dell will speak, and in the evening
John P. Stelle and Mrs. Ana L.
Briggs. Friday the forenoon ad
dresses will be by I. H. Turner and
B. II Oliver, and in the evening T.
F. Livingston, II. L. Loucks. Sat
urday J. II. McDowell, and Senator
Peffer speak, and at night T. V.
Powderly and Ben Terrell. Monday
evening Ignatius Donnelly will ad
dress the Council, and on Tuesday,
the last day, William Erwin, Mrs.
Lease, R. M. Humphrey and J. B.
Weaver will speak.
The following officers were elect
ed this afternoon: Thos. W. Force,
President ; Mrs. Lou Snyder, Vice
President; Sectetary, W. F. Prigg;
Treasurer, Mrs. Sadie Bladenburg;
State Lecturer, B. F. Horn; Chap
ain, J. W. Nolan; State Organizer,
Thamas S. East; Steward, Q. N.
FARMERS WANT BETTER
Sorce of the Alliance organizations
have been discussing the project of
a free delivery of uail In the rural
districts, a project which Postmas
ter General Wanamaker seems to
favor. It has been tried In a Halt
ed experimental way and ke says
that the increased revenue of the
country offices where it has been
tried has more than paid the expen
ses of the delivery. The opinions
of leading farmers have been sought
and they favor it for many reasons.
They say if they had free delivery
and daily mails farmers would sub
scribe for daily as well as weekly
papers, keep up with the markets
and abreast of events, and by thus
coming into close contact with the
world much of the monotony of fair
hfe would be done away wita. As
to the economy of the free delivery
it Is cheaper to have one man deliv
er the m:il when there is anything
to deliver, than to have one persom
from each farm ride to thepostoffice
to get a paper, or other mail, thus
requiring many to do what could as
well be done by one. It is a good
project and the probabilities are that
it will be presented for the consid
eration of the next Congress,
LIFT YOUR HAT TO HER.
Lift your hat reverently, says the
jNew xorx itecora, When you pass
the teacher of the primary school.
She is the great angel of the Repub
lic. She takes the bantling fresh
from the homedest, full of pout ant
passions an ungovernable little
wretch whose own mother honestly
admits that she sends him to chool
to get rid of him. This lady, who
knows her busimess, takes a whole
carload of these little anarchists, one
of whom single handed and alone,
is nore than a match for his parents,
and at once puts them in a way of
being useful and upright citizens.
At what expense of toil and patience
and soul weariness! Lift your hat
The great Ecumen'cr.1 Conference
of the world closed in Washington
a few days ago. From their report
It is learned that there had been an
increase in the number of Methodist
adherents of thirty per cent since
the last Ecumenical Conference.
The figures for the whole world, not
yet entirely complete, were as fol
isters. Mem- Adher
America 86,601 5,880,50
Total, 42.695 6,494,809 25,378,104
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
COLUMN FOR THOSE WHO
WILL READ AND 'iIIINK.
The Sooth Is poor, says Congress
man Henderson, because enormous
and unjust taxes aie collected from
her people by the Federal govern
ment. If North Carolina contributes
her share of the taxes, she ' pays
$12,000,000 annually into the Federal
treasury, and so at the same rate the
single county of Rowan should pay
1200,000. Wo need an Increase of
the currency. Mt. Home Journal.
A billion dollars, the wmountsp i
propriated by the last Congress Is a
largo sum. Counting tho rate of 200
minute for twelve hours every day
It would take 6.944 days, or about
nineteen years, to count a billion.
And this sum was collected largely
from the labors to be given the rich.
Bank Capitfd. On the first of
March thestatoand municipal assess
ment are levied in 8aa Francisco.
In the last week in February the
sub-treasury in that city received
three millions in gold from the city
banks giving non-taxable certificates
for them. About five millions of
money will escape taxation. The
state and county will lose $100,000
in taxes. The mi-idls and poorer
clashes can not escape their taxes by
such artifices. Ex .
CANADA BOUSING UP.
The uprising among the agricul
tural'and laboring classes is not con
fined to the United States alone.
Canada had 40 representatives at the
Cincinnati conference, and while
they could accomplish but little it
indicated one thing plainly and that
was that the laboring people of
Canada were looking for light.T and
a'gentleman who has lately return
ed from, the Dominion, says: the
abor ! movement has grown so
powerful that it is liable to bring
about a crisis in the government in
the near future. NewEra.
The man who expects to pay off a
mortgage and get out of debt with
out an increase in the volume of
the money circulation does not need
to make any will when he dies,
Prosperity to the farmers and
aborers means prosperity to every
egitimate business. It is about
time that merchants began to reali
se this fact and quit kicking against
theirown interests Missouri World.
ACTS WOBTH KEMEMBERIKG.
There are 8,000,600 tramps in the
There aro 9.000,000 mortgaged
homes In this eoontry.
In New York 10,000 ehlpiren starve
to death every year.
We mave 10,000,000 people who
seldom get a good square meal.
Of the 2,000,000 people who live
in New York only 13,000 own their
And about 20,000,000 more will
soon lose their home? by mortgage
In one precinct in New York
twenty-seven murdered babies were
found In six vaults.
In this land of the'rich'and home
of the slave there are 38,000,000 peo
ple Without homes.
There aro 40,000 millionaires In
the United States. About 1.000 of
them live in New York.
In New York 40,000 working wo
men forced to starve, seek charity
or sell their bodies fbr bread
Mr. Dirius Waterhouse, Chatta
nooga, Tenn., says : "It cost but lit
tie to try Bradyerotlne, and a trial
Is all that is necessary to 01 nvince
the doubting thousands that it will
Childre Found Dead With
ntomachs fall of Rags and Earth.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 25. The
Novosti estimates that 20,000,000
people are without food. A poor
woman of Batch Ino, on returning
home from a neighboring village,
whither she had gone to try to
purchase food, found all her chil
dren dead, and a post-mortem ex
amination being made, their stom
achs were found filled with rags and
Many villages are completely de
serted In the district of Perm. One
half of the population of Reazan
has died of hunger or disease. An
odious traffic is carried on in wo
men's hair, the best heads realizing
a crown apiece.
MONEY OX AND
The Baltimore Sun complains
loudly of a recent campaign docu
ment, as It Is pleased to call it, that
Secretary Foster has Issued In pam
phlet form, on "Comparative Peri-
odi under the Old and New Tariff?."
When the secretary issued a pre
vious campaign document on the
"Volume of Currency," the Sun
published a greater portion of it and
commended his wisdom. It makes
a vast difference with the opinions
of the Sun as to whose ox Is being
gored. National Economist.
A Wsader Worker.
Mr. Frank Huffmasi a young man of
Bur ling ton, Ohio, states that he bad men
under the care ef two prominent , physi
cians, and used taeir treatment uum ne
was not able to get around. r 1 ney pro-
. m . ft . .. A
nouncea me case to oe uonsumpuoo ana
incurable. - He was persuaded to try Dr.
King's New Diseorery for Consumption,
Coughs and . Colds and at that time
was not able to walk across the street
without resting. He found, before he
had usedJialf of a dollar bottle, that he
was much better; he continued tor use it
and is to-day enjoying? good health. v . If
you have . any Throat, Lung or Chesi
Trouble try it. We guarantee- satisfac
tion. Trial bottlefire t KM. HoHi-
day's drugstore, Clinton, and JhnB.
Smith, druggist, Mt, uuve, X. c.
' (Regular Correspondent.)
Washisgtox, D. C, Nov. 2.
"If Steve El kins enters the Cabi
net," said a Republican who knows
his'-aan well, "it will be to help
isi&iuo ana not to help Harrison as
some people suppose. Elklns has
more lnaucial irons In the fire than
any man I know, and you may be
certain that he would not be willing
to neglect them even temporarily if
there were- not some big political
schemo to be worked up. Those
who talk about his selling out Blaine
for a Cabinet appointment simply
expose their ignorance of the real
zis lion between lholwo men. 1 '
There seems to be a hitch some
where in the selection of Secretary
Proctor 'r successor, at it is now an
nounced that he may not leave the!
Cabinet until Just before Cangres j
meets. Some people are unkind
enough to say that it is merely the
natural thrift of the man, which cau
ses him to wish to retain an $8,000
salary as long as possible before giv-1
lng It up lor one of only $5,000. j
Another Southern city will be
honored if some of the narrow mind
ed breed do not cause Secretary Tra
cy to change his mind about naming
Cruiser No. 9, the sistership to No.
10, launched at Baltimore day be
fore yosierday, which has been nam
ed Detroit. Mr. Tracy has almost
promised thut No, 9 shall be named
A number of National Banks in
different sections of the country are
doing business in violation of the
law, by faiiiug to substitute Interest
bearing Government Bonds with the
Treasurer of the.United States as se
curity for their circulation, in place
of, the 4 j percent, boads 30 held,
which have ceased to bear, interest.
The Secretary of the Treasury has
been easy with these offenders be
cause he hoped to be able to persuade
them to continue their expired 44
per cents at 2 per cent, which would
make them availabl. as security for
circulation. This is a little thing
comparatively, but it gives an idea
of the scheming done oy Secretary
Foster to get money to meet the ob
ligations of the Tretsury as they
mature. So lar he has succeeded,
but it is no secret here that he very
much dreads the lnture when he
shall have completely drained even
all the small sourees or supply.
Having made public its demands
upod the Chi lian Government on
account of the robbing of American
sailors at Valparaiso and been an
swered by Chilli's note of defiance,
the administration is now trying to
discover the proper way out. Senor
Moutt, who represented the Chillian
Junta for some months past, has been
notified by cable of his appointment
as minister to this country. After
twa attempts he succeeded in get
ting an interview with Secretary
Blaine, who declined to recogdize
him as the representative of Chilli
until he presented his credentials.
Mrs. Thompson, of South Caroli
na, wife or the Democratic memoer
of the Civil Service Commission,
has been elected president of a ladies
organization, formed for lhe purpose
ot raising money by entertainments
and otherwise to aid needy and dis
abled ex-Coo federate soldiers.
Secretary. Blaine has now been in
Washington almost a week, but the
sun nee ana sets just the same as
before his return. He may control
he IteDnblicaa party, but that 13
anout as tar as he can go, aud even
that is going to be disputed with
him. unless all signs fail.
EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN.
The news from a terriable earth
quake in Japan has been authentita
ted. 10,000 lives are lost and 23,
000 homes destroyed. The island of
Pendo and two towns were wiped
out of existence. Fire broke out in
some districts and the horrors can
not be conceived. The whole ex
tent of it cannot be heard, as the
telegraph wires are down in many
TROUBLE IN TENNESSEE.
Fresh trouble has oroeen out in
Tennessee. The miners in the coal
and iron region have carried out
their threat made some time ago
and released the convicts who were
hired out to mine owners to com
pet with their labpr. Over 306
con vicis were released. The miners
are in full possession. The Gover
nor has taken no steps yet. The
telegraph office is in hands of miners
and no news can be heard irom
some of the miners. There will
orobablv be other trouble yet to
come before it is settled.
united states and chii 1.
The trouble with Chili has not
vet been settled. The U. S. Govern
ment demanded in strong terms an
immediate, explinatiou, investiga
tion and reparation of the murder
of the U. S. Soldiers, by tfe unman
citizens and police. Chili replies:
"That the frovernment of the United
States formulates demands and ad
vances threats ; that, without being
east back with acrimony, are not
acceptable, nor could they be accept
ed in the present case or in any
other of like nature"' It further
says that nntil the Chilian criminal
courts make an investigation, which
will be in secret, 11 can say nothing
about the the matter. -
. There is a chance for this to be
more serious than some may think
but all see that Chill would amoun
to very litte In - eoing to war with
so great a power as United States
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ON BRICKS WITHOUT
Though the Pliuroahs of Old
Egrypt Have Been Itad for
Mauy CenturicH, there are
Still Muny lMmroahs
Who are Demand
lug Brick With
BROOBXY5, Nov. 1. The Tabernacle
was throngpd as usual this nioralng.
The vart cdifloe filled to its utmost
capacity with eager listeners shows how
the popular preacher retains his powar
over the people. Although he has been
preaching In Brooklyn for more than
twenty-four years, his audiences were
never so large as now, und although
the largest Protestant church lu Amer
ica has been built for hiru, there nerer
was a tiino when bo many persons wew
turned away for lack of room. The
subject of this morning's sermon wa
"Bricks Without Straw," a continua
tion of tho series on the confirmation of
Holy Scripture which Dr. Talruapo
ound in his journey from the Pyramids
to the Acropolis. His text was Isaiah
xix, 1, 'The burden of Egypt."
NVhat w all this excitement about in
the streets cf Cairo. Eirypt, thits Decem
ber morning in 1SS0? Stand back! We
hear loud voices and see the crowds of
people retreating to the sides of the
street. The excitement of others le
comes our own excitement. Fxtmcn
come In sight. They have a rod in the
hand and tasseled cap on head, and
their arms and feet are b;m. Their
garb is black to the waist, except an
threaded with gold, and the rest La
white. They are clearing the wav for
an official dignitary in a chariot or car
riage. They aro swift and sometimes
run thirty or forty miles at a stretch in
front of an equipage. Make way I
They are the fleetest footed men on
earth, but soon die, for the human
frame was not made for rach endur
ance. I asked all around me who the man
In the carriage was, but no one seemed
to know. Yet as I fell back with the
rest to the wall I said. This Is tho old
custom found all op and down the
Bible, footmen running before the rul
ers, demanding obeisance, as in Genesis
before Joseph's chariot the people were
commanded, "Bow the knee," and as
X 033 the swift feet of the men, fol
lowed by the swift feet of the horses,
how those old words of Jeremiah rushed
through my mind, "If thou hast ran
with the footmen and they have wearied
thee, how canst thou oontend with
Now, my hearers, In this course of
sermons I am .only serving you as foot
man, and clearing the way for your
coming into the wonders of Egyptology,
a subject that I would have you study
far beyond anything that can be said
In the brevity of pulpit utterance. Two
hundred and eighty-nine times does the
Bible refer to Egypt and the Egyp
tians. No wonder, for Egypt was the
mother of nations. Egypt, the mother
of Greece; Greece, the mother of
Rome; Rome, the mother of England;
England, the mother of our own land.
According to that, Egypt is our great-
On other Sabbaths I left you study
lng what they must have been in Jheir
glory; the Hypostyle hall of Karnac,
the architectural miracles at Luxor, the
Colonnade of Horemheb. the ceme
teries of Memphis, the value of a king
dom In one monument, the Sphinx,
which with lips of stone speaks loud
enough to be heard across the centu
ries, Hellopolis and Zoan, the conun
drum of archaeologists. But all that
extravagance of palace and temple and
monument was the cause of an oppres
sion hhrh as heaven and deep as helL
The weight of those blocks of stone.
heavier than any modern machinery
could lift, came down upon the He
brew slaves, and their blood mixed the
mortar for the trowels.
' TUB KOUGH TASKMASTERS.
We saw again and again on and along
the Nile a boss workman roughly smite
a subordinate who did not please him.
It is no rare occurrence to see long lines
of men under heavy burdens passing
by taskmasters at short distances, lash
ing them as they go by into greater
speed, and then these workmen, ex
hausted with the blasting heats of the
day, lying down upon the bare ground,
suddenly chilled with night air, crying
out in prayer: "Ya, Allah P "Ya,
Allah!" which means O Godl O
Godl But what must have been the
olden times cruelty shown by the
Egyptians toward their Israelitish slaves
is indicated by a picture in the Beni
Hassan tombs, where a man Is held
down on his face by two men and an
other holds up the victim's feet while
the officials beat the bare back of the
victim, every stroke, I have no doubt,
fetching the bood.
Now you see how the Pharaohs could
afford to build such costly works. It
cost them nothing for wages, nothing
but the tears and blood of the toilers,
and tears and blood are a cheap drink
for devils. "Bricks without straw
may not suggest so much hardship
until vou know that the bricks were
usually made with "crushed straw,
straw crushed by the feet of the oxen
to? the thrashing, and, this crushed
straw denied to the workmen, they had
to T?iek up here and there a piece of
stubble or gather rushes from the
-waterrddsL This story of the Bible Is
confirmed by the fact that many of the
brick walls of Egypt have on the lower
layers brick made with straw, but the
higher layers of brick made out of
rough straw or rushes from the river
bank, the trutu oj.tue poo& oixjnqnj
Uru writteu ta tfc trkk wT diwov
ercd by thm i.Jem eijJcrmrt.
TtiAt g-OYemxucaUl jtru ba ml
w7 bm a chm?trltld o IVriU&a
! ruler Taxation to the point of tr
Ttuicai wu urn t47iua rul la the
IUU Urn as wa m tt U In oar own
ttm. A modern trmrcVr tfvm th
fljraraa eouoeroing th rultlrath at
pvrityn orc, tho t3u of tit rt14
of th field ftfctd hi KaMtm-
AajoQLt clerc4 by tfc faraar ra4
Or, as my authority decUm, seventy
per cent of what the Egyptian farmer
makes U paid tor toxrs to the forvm
mcut Now, that is not so much taxs
tion as a,Kaw4natlon. What think you
of that, you who groan nnJr heavy
taxes In America? I have heard that
In Ejypt the working fople hav a
song like this, "Thy ttarve us, they
starre us, th?y beat us, tby Uat us;
but there's some oil above, there's
some one alove, who will puuUh them
well, who will punish thfm well." Hut
seventy per cent, of government tax Is
a mercy as compared to what the He
brew slaves ufterod there In Illblo
times. They got nothing but food
hardly fit for a dog, and their clothing
was of one rag, and their roof a burn
ing eky by day and the stars of heaven
iousay, "Why did they etcuxd ltT
Because they had to stand it You
see, along b;ick hi the world's twilight,
there was a famine in Canoui, and old
Jacob and his sons came to EVvpt tit
bread. The old roan's boy, Joseph,
was prime minister, and Joseph I sup
pofse the father and the brothers callwd
ihn Joe, for it does not make any dif-
feren'.'e how much a boy is advancer)
in worldly sueee?, his father and broth
ers and sisters always call liiui by the
same name that he wu eallui by when
two years old Joseph, by Pharaoh's
permission, gave to Ills family, who
had Just arrived, the richest iirt of
Egypt the Westchester forms or the
Lancaster farms of the ancients.
Jacob's descendants rapidly multi
plied. After awhile Egypt took a turn
at famine, and those descendant of
Jacob, the Israelites, eauie to a err at
storehouse which Joseph had provided,
and paid hi money for com. But af
ter awhile the mony- gave out an4
then they paid in cattle. After awhile
the cattle were all In possesion of the
government, and then the Hebrews
bought corn from the government by
surrendering themselves as slaves.
SXAVEHT IX K3TPT.
Then begwr slavery In Egypt The
government owned all the Hebrews.
And let modern lunatics, who in Ainer
ca propose handing over telegraph
companies and railroads and other
things to be run by government Mf
the folly of letting government get its
land on everything. I would rather
trust the people than any government
the United Stafss ever had or will
iave. Woe worth the day when lefis
ators and congresses and ad mi iUKt ra
tions get possession of anything more
than It is necessary for them to have.
That would be the revival in this land
of that old Egyptian tyranny for which
God has never had anything but red
But through such unwise processes
Israel was enslaved In Egypt, and tb
long 15ne of agonies began all up and
down the Nile. Heavier and ehsrper
fell the laeh, hungrier and ghaxtlier
grew the workmen, louder and longer
went op the prayer, until three millions
of the enslaved were eryin: "To, Al
lah! YaAllohr O God! O Oodl
Where was help to come front Not
the throne, rharaoh sat upon that.
Not the army, Pharaoh's officers com
manded that. Iot surrounding na
tions, Pliaraoh's threat mdt them
tremble. Not the gods Amnion and
Osiris or the goddess Isls, for Pharaoh
bailt their temples out of the groans of
this diabolical servitude. But one hot
day the Princess Thonoris, the daughter
of Pharaoh, while In her bathing house
on the banks of the Kile, has word
brought her that there is a baby afloat
on the river In a cradle mode out of
UI course there n excitement oil np
and down the backs, lur on ordinary
baby in on ordinary cradle attracts
(-smiling attention, but no lufaet in
cradle of papyrus rocking on a river
arouses not only admiration but curi
osity. 'Who made that boot? Who
made it watertight with bitumen t Who
launched it? Reckless of the croco
diles who lay basking themselves In the
sun, the maidens wade in and snatch
up the child, and first one carries him
and then another carries him, and all
tlie way up the bank he runs a gantlet
of caresses, till Thonoris rushes out of
the bathing house and says: "BeatAI
ful loundJing, I wui adopt you as my
own. lou snau yet wear tne tsgypnan
crown and sit on the Egyptian throne.
No! No! No! He is to be the
emancipator of the Hatvrews. Tell It
In all the brick kilns. TU it among
all those who are writhing aader the
lash. Tell it among all the castles of
Memphis and Heliopolis and Zoan and
Thebes. Before him a sea will port.
Un a mountain top, alone, cms one
will receive from the Almighty a law
that is to be the foundation of all good
law while the world lasts. When he Is
dead, God will come down on Kebo and
alone bury him, no man er woman or
angel worthy to attend the obsequies.
The child grows up and goes out and
studies the horrors of Egyptian oppres
sion and suppresses his indignation, for
the right time has not come, although
once for a minute he let fly, and when
be saw a taskmaster put the whip on
the back of a workman who was domg
iii best, and heard tae poor renow otry
tad sow the blood spurt, Moses doubled
ip his ftst and struck him on the text
ale till the cruel villain rolled over in
'iie sand exanimate and never swung
ihe lash again. Served him right I
GOD WITH MOSES.
Bat, Koses, ore yon going to nuder
sake the impossibilities? You feel that
t Continued on Second Page.J
THE WORLD'S -N'EWS
K1NCL L iSTTIIUasPAY.CAUB.
FULLY ASSORTED ANl
.Nm;.HKi nm husy
Gov. Holt h withdrawn
the pUid trt.
Two big tnctvhant
A Mate temperance convention is
Ih? held at tho ex'Meltlon ground
Haleigh Nov. 19.
renlKro ha been rh. 11 I Km
nation of iho t,t:ilt colon-,! vrint.
tural and mecIinK-ir
lKrsy Battle lii.iv of i,
eMMiger has m-ceptrd n ixidthtn
on the Star. Tho Star h to U
Carthage Hindi': V. lt.w tt..
then aro bright rro-ipcrt 0f tho
tv.i4!iihiiii t,l ir in lutu ...
... v'f"i" Ufcltlll
actory h r in the uvr future.
Dr. It. J. Garting, a n dive ir .V.
. The inventor of th fttuiout Gat
ing war cun. known ov-.t it... m--i.i
sit I'd Ihe KxHitio.i lail wevk.
A negro u a caught 1 Ihe rope
mi a-ei nmng t allooti in Kal.-hrh
at week. He fell mHi t Ii h.ul
risen about 60 tVt, and died I lie
next da v.
u fire oecured Mt
Quite a dlf
iy morning, whereby the lumber
.11. 1 . ...
in ami nry sunt wcro entirety
troyed, ent.iiling great Iom ujhmi
ie owner, a- the ptofverty tvii
ithout any lufcuranco whatever.
The Fayctteville Observer
Ihitt UDOIl the .HIUuiiiii i-mnnt ihul
'nvddeut llarri.Hou hud apppoinUd
ieo. V. Heurloek. a iu"-rt ot vi rv
laMiN-d IntelUgvme," to be post
master at that phii-o. "nerUKt w.ivi
of indignation twept over the wholo
Secretary IUmIii hru re-aimed ,u
duties ag-iin at Washington.
T. B. lt-od thinks Mill will hit
elected hpeaker to uecevd himself.
A prominent w hits man (ifMaw..
was married Imt week to 1 m
A Hlight earthquake shook U H.4
felt in S. C. at Charleston nn.l
Columbia last week.
Illinois farmers have dI.irl
free silver and election ot II. .
Senator by tho eopJe.
A cyclone destroyed thirty housju
11 Ihe town of ConneAut. Oh In.
causing 11 loss of 1100,000.
Calvin fi. Briee h to rehigu the
halrmarmhip ot National Demo
ratic Executive Committee.
Gov. Hill delivered ho addreKM at
the unveiling of the Ikury Grady
nonument in Atlanta laxt weik.
The Floiida Alliance, in sr Hiou at
)ade City 011 the 2Id. endorsed t h
Ocala platform by a vote of 71 to 6.
General Beauregard has Wn In.
licted for violation, the U. K. laws
by tritiKiiiitting lottery matter
hrough the mails.
The N. Y. Central H. It., now has
the fastest train in tho world. It
goes 437 miles from 9 a. ni. to 5:40
. m., miles ier hour.
The U. S. District Attomev t Kt
Louis will institute active proceed
ings against the "Dmi Trut" un
der the anti-trust law.
Sunol beat the world's record on
the Stccktcn, Cal., track yesterday
trotting the mile in 20SJ, beating
Maud S's recond one-half mcoikI.
Edihon has p train announced tun
other great Inventions. One is tho
use of electricity, to run It. It. train.
The peed will be 100 miles per hour.
The hichest state court or X. Y.
declared the will of SamufI J. Til-
deti voik. The hci rs thus eeur
the- whole estate and the citv of
New York Jose r.n inim npeTibrarv
donated In the rejuetcd will.
Hu-lun Jews are arriving in New
York at the rato of 9,000 a month.
Mrs. Parnell isfitill In a precuneus
condition from the death of her hou.
John K. Redmond has Leon elec
ted leader of the Parnellite portion
of the Irbh parliamentary party.
Bitter feeling exists between fac
tions in Cork, Ireland; several af
frays have occurred at political
Prof. Koch of Berlin i Mill dis
posed to contend for the efficacy of
his lymph eure. He claims that ho
has (succeeded in purifying Ihe
lymph of all inflammatory matter.
It is reported that the Mexican
Government will remove the duly
on the importation of corn in con-
sequence of a thre ttned famine In
some of the Mates of tee Ilegublic.
An epidemic of influenza, said to
be cimilar to that which prev tiled .
In Europe and America, L preva
lens in the colonies of Victoria and
New South Wales, I.i Australia, and
has pro etrated many people of all
The Kusslan Government declined
a proposition for relief of famine
sufferers by Moscow merchants.
It is reported that hundreds of peo
ple in the flooded districts of Mexi-,
co are on the verge of starvation,
aad that the government Intends to
remove the duty on com. - ,