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PUBLISHED EVERT THt'KsI'AY.
MAKIO.N IlLTLKK. Kdllor k I'ropr.
the power to add up the figurca sent
to them, and to declare the general
results in the counties. Ily the
amendment they ran "nend for pa-
jxrs and j-r5oii.," and they have
everv iowcr to inquire into, and de-
eide tijon, every 'juestion arising in
the jim ineU. I hey may thug abso
...... . v the prwinf W. J ncv may mug aoso-
I Entered at the I mt Office lit (olM'ro , N. 1 -
C. m econl-clai mail matter J lately change results, indeed they did
Jo it in more than -JO counties last
THE SUPREME COURT OVERRULED.
After the adoption of the amend
ments of to the constitution of
North Carolina, by which the county
government cygtem wad established
the Legislature passed u:i
election law. This statute may
le found in the law3 of 1870,-'77, at
page 510, bcingchapter l7t. Section
25 of that chapter was afterward
brought forward fin 185) in the
cole of North Carolina, taction
The wordd of the section, (before
the amendment of 18'., hereafter
quoted,) was as follows:
"8f:c. 2004. The board of county
canvassers shall, at their said meet
ing, in the presence of the Sheriff
and of such electors as chouse to at
tend, open and canvass and judici
ally determine the returns, and make
abstracts, etating the number of legal
ballots cast in each precinct for
each ollice, the name of each pcr-on
Voted for, and the mimlw-r of votes
given to each person for each differ
ent oflice, and shall hign the same."
Ik-fore this section was brought
forward in the code, it was construed
by the Supreme Court of North
Carolina, in the case of 1'eebles vs.
the Commissioners of Davie county,
Chief Justice Smith writing the
opinion. The point presented iti the
case was this (see page 'IS? of the
82d N. C. Reports:) "Have the
countv canvassers the authority, in
discharging their oflicial duties, to
go behind the registry of voters and
to examine into the reglarity of the
action of the registrars, and their
associate judges of election, to strike
from the roll the names of all such
The iuriose is evident. If the
precincts should have tlie final power,
there could be no concert of action
between the various jolling-plaees,
if fraud should be intended. As it
U, the county canvassers may lae a
general view of the election through
out the counties. They may throw
out this precinct, or cut off votes
from that one. They may decide
ujion every question jiossible to arise.
In their hands the whole power is
vested. It is a part of the machine
county system, through which all
the canvassing Wrds of all the
ninety-six counties are unanimously
I lernocratic. Under this system, they
count in their men by throwing
out otes; as explained in our
article a few weeks ago, wherein
we referred to the election by the
I'fcislature of l.'lOO magistrate-.
Who does not know that by the
infamous action of the county can
vassing boards, as here described,
Democrats have lwen permitted to
take seats in the f.'eneral Assembly
which belonged to the Peoples Party
and to Pejniblicaiih? In Wayne
county, two men were elected to the
Legislature upon the People's Party
ticket, without doubt, last Novem
ber. They were counted out by the
county canvassing board, and their
seats given to Democrats. They
knew the futility of making a con
test, and did not attempt it, but sub
mitted in silence to the great wrong,
hoping that some day the people
would arouse themselves and Inn
from power their oppressors. The
wisdom of their course was apparent.
Uther men, elected from other conn
AT WASHINGTON CITY.
CONGRESSMAN GRADY SAT UPON THE
POST MASTER GENERAL SAYS THAT
THE NEGRO POST MASTERS CAN
NOT EE REMOVED
re We n here in Washington
Hjuently bagging for the place, j I
it Cleveland does not eera to I
re anv notion of removing the 1
iip wnnuxi m
netrro. On the
they may deem to be improperly t .. , i,, t t , r
J J 11 - ties, trictl to assert their right la-fore
entered, and to change the voting
The Court says: "The proposition
which asserts that this power resides
in such a body is so fundamentally
at varience with the practical work
ings of our electoial system, and the
well understood functions of the
public agents charged with collect
ing and reporting the popular vote
from the different precincts, that its
bare statement would seem to be its
The reporter, in his head-votes,
(82 N. C. Kepots, page 35) state?,
in condenced form, the decision of
the Court, as follows:
"1. A Ward of county canvassers
under the election law (acts 1S77,
ch. 275) has no authority to revise
the registry or to examine into the
qualifications of those who voted or
who were refused permission to vote.
"2. They must decide upon the
authenticity and regularity of the
returns; but vvheii received the re
turns must be counted as importing
absolute verity, as far as the county
canvassers are concerned.
"3. Their quasi judicial functions
do not extend beyond an inquiring
into and a determination of the retru
larity and sufficency of the returns
The doctrine announced is sus
tained by references to several North
Carolina cases, as well as to acknowl
edged authorities on elections. The
decis'on, in effect: was that the
county canvassing board had none
but ministerial powers, and could
not go behind the returns. In other
words, they had no judicial powers
whatever, and could simply foot up
the vote returned
This opinion of the venerable
Chief Justice did not suit the poli
ticians, and they demanded amend
In 1SS9 the General Assembly, in
servile obedience to the politicians.
hastened to do away with the effects
of the decision. An amendment was
adopted, in these words:
'Said board that is, the county
canvassers shall have power and
authority to judicially pass upon all
the facts relative to the election, and
judicially determine and declare the
trne result of the same; and they
shall also have power and authority
to send for papers and persons, and
examine the latter on oath."
The language is added to section
2694, given above, and should be
.. 1? . 1
icitu iu connection wun it, lor a
proper understanding of the designs
of the Legislature in adopting the
amendment The evident purpose
was to overturn a deliberate judg
ment of the Supreme Court, and to
extend the powers and functions of
the county canvassing board, so that
the latter should have all the pow
ers of a court, in deciding all ques
tions of every kind relating to elec
tions; and with all the powers of a
court to send for witnesses and docu
-now wnat was the purpose of this
sweeping change in the law? Before
the amendment, the precinct election
officers had. the final power to exam
ine into and decide upon the quali
fications of voters. Having made
their returns, that was the end of it,
and the county canvassers had only
the Legislature. Of course thev
were defeated, and their work of
contest went for nought, and they
were ignominiously deprived of the
seats to which they had been elected
by their constituents.
We ask our readers, and any Dem
ocrats who may be inclined to do
right, to gravely consider these things
We will turn on the light. That will
be our part. If the jieople do not
heed and take warning, they will de
serve to lose their liberties; and they
will lose them.
THE BACK TAX OUTRAGE
We see in the Democratic news
papers every now and then, that
Sheriff so and so has just received
from the W. & W. II K., such and
such an amount; the back taxes for
the years '00, '91, and '92, paid in
under the settlement made by the
:kaiv TKIIH TO M'.IKK him with
THE MAMIC OF "MAKYANN."
Kanwn the Chief OffKv llrokrr-IMJ II.
Ifcrinorrat ttatr tUr Nrgro lwt Mlf
A plMtfl ( Irvrland Kawki op tli
l'ln of Ihr ItoIM'i (hralhaui
Cheat lit (iutrranirnl ?
Washington-, I. C. May 10, S'J.t.
OGiee seekers from North Carolina,
and in fact from the whole country
are still besieging the National Cap
itol. Congressmen and Senators
dare not go home, for their office
Reeking constituents are here daiiv
hunting for them, and crying aloud
for their hem. and are sore distressed.
and mad when thev find them not.
Those who do leave, do so for a
short time only. Congressman (Jradv
who had run home to trv t settle
some contentions over Vost Masters
at home came back a few days ago
to resume his position with other
Congressmen as Oflice Broker. It
really seems that there is danger of
the position of Congressman settling
down to be nothing more than a be
sieger of the departments for ap
pointments, and jobs for his hench
men. Mr. (irady went to call on the
Post Master fiencral a few days ago,
to demand the instant removal of
Henderson the negro Post Master at
Kayetteville. Your correspondent
saw from last wteks Caucasian,
that a B "gro Post Mas'e was ap
pointed at Kenansville, Duplin Cun
ty, just on the eve of the. late elec
lion, e iil not learn whether
(irady demanded the removal of the
latter Post Master or not. If what
we learn through The Caucasian,
through private sources from North
Carolina, and elsewhere be true, it
seems that a larire number of rwxrro
Post Masters were appointed all over
the country, especially South. iust
on the eve of the last election. It is
now an open secret, that this was
lone at the request of the Democrat
ic politicians, in places where there
wjis denger of the People's Party
carrying the day, with the hope of
lightning many reformers from
that party back into the Democratic
ranks by the cry of "negro domina-
i "... Kind tlii .nrn(1
i , . u in. . . 1 1 . . . . . , - -. - i
man Dauey has rn-en luvueo. ny we
World" Fair managers t'- g'
A train a few j
Lj ETALTEE U. ITDOUGALL
II PuWii-lilac wm-:!
b:l- Ud tr
Uti tbrta 1
; j tftrayal of the fact that be was nearly
7 trTci!, fvr a god tl&uld cot. U felt.
t ,' how vnhrar hunger and thirst, they
. ! brou-it htm a'wxll carafe of tJjcreu
! aiUi, hicb lw U mud to U? a very ordi
' nary bru4 cf cvra w husky, but cxcccd
! , ingly f tronr.
I When he hl CnirlMM be lrew oui ms
to I.icago ,ml xaKe a pan .n i . '''V.l .riTTiZrZZ?- n..i n..hl it.
lit 111 '.It'll )
A MOt'EKS C'1 AND X UIVAL OOlS WWX-
exnotion there as a
of the New South.
lavs since a netrro in
was appointed mail clerk while
there were a number of white men
and Democrats applying. This
kind of thin W not mit the
Democrats in North Carolina or
Dut they arc simply now reaping
what they own.
Senator Kanoni l. or ought to ,
a very busy man. He is the chief
office broker for North Carolina.
Every hunirrv Democrat thinks he
must see him. Besides the Senator
must play the gallant to the ladies,
attending wine suppers, and
discussing such subjects as crino
Your correspondent was told a
few days ago that certain Congress
men are now sending
out thousands of pounds of
extra mail matter, at the request
of the railroad companies, over
such lines as the weights are now
being taken, on which to form esti-;
mate for the next four years. There ;
is no estimating the amount of j
money that such tools ;
of the corporations have defrauded i
the peojde out rtf in this wav. !
We have if on good authority, j m Wrf2 to keep n notch upon him
that during the weeks last vear that : ... - ... . , , . j
, . . " , . , 1 thins I ve broken up tuts periorm-
last Legislature. They give this as the ascendancy for the future, that it
a jueee oi wnoisome news, it is
wholesome of course. We all feel
good to know that the public treas
ury is kept all O. K. No one wants
to see a deticency but it strikes us
that if we were editing a Democratic
ring sheet now, we should feel like
we were stepping on dangerous
ground every time we mentioned the
back tax question. Our kind bene
factors fail to tell the people that
the last Legislature had nothing to
do with the paying into the Sheriff's
of the State the Iu IL tax; only
far as to their generosity to the IX.
L and their eternal hate for the
people they prevented the amounts
paid in from being from 3 to 10
times the amount that is paid in.
The previous Legisleture is respon
sible for t he tax being paid. The
Rail Road Commission, the child of
the Alliance, and a Legislature of
Alliance members has done all this,
and only f or its efforts the IL R. would
to day be defying the people and
going on building Branch roads
under this charter exempting their
main line. The last Legislature did
nothing but compromise the State.
The Branch Road question of exemp
tion had been settled for all time to
come and we were in a position to
compel the Main Line to surrender
its exemptions for the future; a thing
that common justice demanded they
should do; especially so when viewd
f rem a Democratic stand point, that
the days of protection of infant in
fant industry have passed- Tell the
people that Sheriff so and so has
just collected such and such an
amount, a small per cent, of what
he would have collected had not a
Rail Road Legislature -prevented
him and you will be telling the
unvarnished truth, and that is what
the people want to hear.
Xo reform fight has ever get been
won, no matter how righteous the
cause ornow great the need for re
form, until a majority of the people
know the truth. How shall they
ever know it They must read it
They must read it each week until
the abundance of truth breaks down
an abundance of prejudice and then
will com. conrictio,, You mnstget SVXif lly.
a he Caucasian in tne hands of the
people. Send for a bundle of sam
ple copies and chey will help you to
get up a club. -
tion" backed up by these object les
sons of negro Post Masters stuck in
to their teeth. -This is also a further
proof of the fact, that the Democrat
ic machine, and the Republican ma
chine are iiu! I iiiir together. There
had to be an understanding before
Democratic politicians would ask the
Republican Administration to appoint
these negroes. And there had to be
a feeling of enmity, or at least op
position to thf reform movement,
and of sympathy for the Denioeatic
machine, before the Republican ad
ministration could comply with such
a reuuest. Evidently these Demo
cratic politicians expected that if the
Democratic party won. that tlies
negroes would be at once removed, t
lAl 111 . . I I
ana iney wouia nave a eliauce then
to crow, and show to the people what
Democratic government had relieved
But it seems that Mr. Cleve
land, aud the mugwump machine,
which has not consulted with
the old bourbon Southern machine,
but simply using it as a tool, had
been revolving over in their minds
other schemes at the same time
Cleveland saw clearly that the fight
was narrowing down to one between
the people and the money power,
irrespective of party lines. And for
the monopoly, and the money power
o protect themselves, and stay in
l. 1 f .1 n .
mail, on which the crovernment
fcr.ned the estimate to pay railroad
for carrying the mail for the next
four years, that Cheatham had tons
of extra mail matter sent to one
point, and then re-sent to another;
and at last returned to him to get
it weighed a number of times, so
so as to run up the estimate.
This was done under a Republi
can administration, why does not
this Democratic administration ex
pose it? Or are the Democrats also
in league with railroads and doing
the same thing again!
Just as we are closing this letter
we hear that Mr. Cleveland has issued
an order closing the White House
against effice-seekers. "We don't
think this is true, for nothing
of the kind has ever been done be
Since the above was written vonr
correspondent has learned that Cleve-
ana lias given a wav to the no hti-
. r- ' i
eians and agreed to remove the ne
gro postmaster at Kenansville. It
is thought that Miss Maryann Wat-
on, who held the nlace tor twentv
years under Republican and Demo
cratic administrations, and who
was only removed last fall, will be re
THK CAUCASIAN CAITSIXfi
would be necessarv for the Demo
cratic and the Republican machines
to pool issue in the next campaign,
and fight the people. Therefore as
soon as Cleveland was elected, he
began to make ready for such a con
sumation. At his request Harrison
appointed a Democratic Judge, and
then he in return appointed a Re
publican to be chief of his cabinet.
And at his request. Democratic Gov
ernors proceed to appoint Republi
can politicians State Judges. Then
the Post Office was to be used to help
carry out this plot. So Cleveland
appointed a New York politician and
his personal friend, Mr. Bissel, as
Post Master General to carry out his
The plan is to kep ia every
Republcan Post Master where it will
have the decided effect of gaining
Republican recruits to the Democrat
In the North it is the white Re
publicans, especially those connec
ted with monopolies and combines,
that Cleveland is striving to bring
over to this new party; in the South
where such a large per cent of
white people belong to the reform
movement, his hope is to capture
the negreg vote for the new mug
wump party. To cover his tracks,
he has issued an order, that a
Republican office holders, would be
allowed to fill out their full terms,
unless there was some special
cause for their removal. This ap
plies especially to the Post office
department, and will cover all the
cases like the one at Kenanville,
where the Democrats had a negro
appointed for political effect,
right on the eve of election. Hence
it was that when Mr. Grady de
manded the removal of the negro
Post Master at Fayetteville. he was
laughed at by the mugwump admin
istration; when he told the Post
Master General that it was distaste
ful to his high toned Democratic
constituents to have negro office
holders to serve them, the Post
Master General asked him if he
did not employ negroes in his house
hold, and as nurse for his children
&e. He said that these were employ
ed as servants, and that all office
holders were servants of the people-When
every other argument failed,
Mr. Grady played his last and strong
ulist leader lived in his district, and
that he was organizing the reform
forces with great activity and skill
n 4-1. A 4. m
that if things went on this way that
they would all be in the soup. But
Mr. Bizzell told him that his mind
about the matter was fully made up.
- virwiy koe verv
The collector of customs there is a
negro named Daney. The hungry
Democrtic - politicians from there
The I'olitiriaiiN and the "Court House
Kats" Complain of It.
Mr. iiditor: One of the "court
house rats" of my countv said the
onieraay nay that I he Caucasian-
was causing more hard feelings be
ween the people than anv other nn.
per in the state, He then weut on
to use very abusive language. I
can t see myself that you are trying
to cause any had leehngs between
the people. It seems to me that, you
are for settling all thincs in tkmnst
peacable way. You eau publish this
u you to wish, sign "Citizen
In reply to "Citizen'' we will say
that there is some truth in what the
aforesaid "Court house rat" said.
The Caucasian is causing some bad
feelings between some very good men
and some politicians. When situ
ply telling the truth and stating facts
about publiematiers causes bad feel
ings, then it or. ght to be caused. If
the truth about the eleetiou, the ac
tion of congress and the Legislature
makes good people loose confidence
in the politicians aud causes the pol
itician to cuss us instead of answer
ing what we say, then we are doing
the honest man a favor. The political
scoundrels who cheat, lie and steal at
elections are always ready for peace
when they have commited their frauds
and gotten fixed themselves. Yes
they want peace. They dont want
any unkind feelings with anv bodv.
They dont want any thing said about
the past Of course the paper that
exposes their crimes and hypoericy
is disturbing their peace and arous-
' A .
ing tne great indignation of good
honest people. This The Caucasian-
is doing. Yes we plead guilty, The
Caucasian is causing some bad feel
IF YOU WISH
To help the cause of reform get
your neighbors to read The
Caucasian. Send for a bundle
of sample copies and give one to
each of your neighbors. You
will then be sure to be- able to
get us a clnb.
POOR OLD DOUBLE-EXTRA R03BINS AS
lie sweated a sight last fall, and
still he is not eating much bread.
But Mr. Cleveland will lose nothino-
by snubbing such petitioners as thong
mm irom tne state of North Caro
lina and the South in general. In
the main, they were anti-Cleveland,
free-coinage men. . They abused him
and declared him Jeagued with Wall
Street Ther, suffering the domina
tion of northern money and monopo
ly in his nomination, they Jcrouched
like furs. Laying aside their old
time Democracy thav rTi-t i
est card. He said to the Postmaster swore Cleveland V7 ,
General that Marion Butler the Pop- veland was right and they
ulist leader lived "n .Kt-:., j were Wronsr. He lrnnn-o i m a
were wrong. He knows they'll An
so again. Cowardly and hungry
c uuut inai way; and he is
ami mm ms paper 1HE CAUCASIAN I f . , J' auu 13
had a very large circulation, and 8afe ln humiliating them. Thev are
that if tViinrrcr rronf V. C ii - I r i. " 1 1 i -
parasites without convictions, "and
vucy click to tne source of coveted
provender, however hard the animal
may rub them against the fence.
mad; Butit willberatiera
ro tne people to see tne Democratic tuc 1 "oing going on,
colored chic-kens coming home to 1111(1 to ia their papers: XTn
roost in this
There is another similar ease Thev ou"bAoJ4. present,
in point at WiimW, J UT have mmSMs of their
that dorfis damned,
so. & .
a:ice in about as c lever a manner as any
playwright ever dovied, was Eric Gil
bert'ss reflection as he lowered his Win
chester and hurveyed the result of his
Wi-rii out by the erTtions and hard
ships of the last two days he had blept
far into the morning, and found when
he awakened that the sun was pouring
luwn into the roofless ruin iu hot fury
As he lay there collecting his waking
tenses his ears detected a low murmur
that rose and fell in musical cadence
below in the canyon. Itising instantly
and gazing over the low wall of rubble
he lel:(.-ld the pnx-eissiuu mounting the
a.-;cent to the temple. He saw the white
laces anions the crowd, anJ hi.s heart
leaped m thau!cliuiies.s.
Seizing his rifle and tenderly raising
the wounded bird he ran quickly down
the slanting rath to the next terrace.
litre the descent was more difficult, as
the way had been worn by the fingers of
me v:im ana ram lor ages, and tnere
was scarcely a foothold upon the shalev
rock. But he clambered from terrace to
terrace till he reached the hiirhest of the
little gardens slightly above the temple's
gulden top. Amazed that he was as yet
unnoticed, he stopped here to survey the
Before him the scenes of a prehistoric
age were bsin enacted in a tre:iistoric
city by a people whoso dress resembled
tne strange Ugnres in the Alexican "ilan-
It teemed as though tho hand of time
had been turned backward to the days
wiien the triumphant Cortez marched
his handful of men into ilontezuma's
The whole city, with its myriad ladder
poles, was spread beneath him like a
vast circus, with its gavly caparisoned
inhabitants performing a sort of melo-
arama upon an elevated etage. The
many figures were confusing; the eye
was lost in the crowds, but his gaze fol
lowed taat of tho others, and his eye
caught the flash of the- knife in Kulcan's
In an instant he realized that perhaps
he was mistaken, and it Cashed across
i.is mind that he was in a city of some
v. nu, oioouy sect, who sacrificed human
Kicums in tneir religious exercises
lie had not the remotest idea of
course that he had discovered a Twvn"
and a city older than our own civiliza
tion 1:1 these almost inaccessible wild
But while these thoughts darted through.
m miuu no saw the priest raise his
weapon to strike, and ho instantly
aimcu his rme aud tired at Kulcan's up-
1 : . i -
The bullet missed its aim aud nrovi
fientialJy struck the knife just above
the priest's hand, but its elTect was one
entirely unexpected by Gilbert.
Standing ready to fire again, he was
astor.isl.eil to see tho entire ronlritnd
turn and kneel together, extending tljeir
u ms towaru mm with loud and joyful
cries, unintelligible, but joyous, .wel
coming ana tervent.
All was confusion; terror blended with
joy in tne many blanched fares nnot-rai
the long expected: Quetzal, thn f:i
had returned! Returned, as the proph
ecies of ages had fortold, with the white
dove of peace on his arm. as he was pic-
tuieu iu me ancient roc lr carvings and
paintings, aud with tL
lightning of heaven ia his hand! He
came uo-xn the cliff side, where the paths
were ea?y, for hia ear had
word Quetzal, and he was aware of its
Seeing that he Was t:itfn f, ,T o rrA
old Toltrc Mythology by this strange
i'cuiue, woert resolved to accept the
somewhat difficult role as his easiest
tonu oi action, rood was now hi
pressing neceity-the calls of scientific
discovery and research could wait But
iue iuur cmers, with the litter of cold
were already lmlf ti-.t . ,
- liieei uim,
eager to bear him in triumph into the
Overcome with emotion Ai. .a
faben into Kulcau's arms, and Lela was
piping mm uear her to the ground floor
of the temple, while old Iklari
with a mighty excitement, vainly beg-ed
the dark faced Chalpa for an expfaW
r ti-1 - ucauij iear.
Pal id and trembling, he stood gazing
at the yellow beardwl Ktr,-
to answer Iklapel, or move, as was his
uijr, welcome the descending god
a strange prescient terror paralyzed hii
'Z' cuaered audibly.
The people thronged ouUide the prin
cipal gateway as Gilbert was carried
tenderly m the litter toward the city
He held his riSe securely and loosened
his revolver in its holstpr i-
IL6 fL' bQt resolved to
ZZ T lu---Vuroasa la the interests of
ethnology. Everv stn w .
i m Vaicrs LOOK
revealed pew wonders to him, and he
wkTT ky convinced of the
truth that he was m a , r i : .
Up the temple's causeway they bore
him to the clean white chamber on the
top its dazzlincr cold t-.t-..
calculafaons of their intrinsic value in
his mind at once-and they placed th
Utter in the center. Th Art?
him water and food-the feYduties of
AtZlf . being to snpJfyX
guest with these before YJ. ?
done. 5 13
Bowing low befom . .
wLo had regained in soma A t -
composure, offered him sheets of tha
msn rraYTTT . .
, '. """ nna of bread
made of meal finely- ground and baked
upon hot stones: thin . . V,
101164 r f olded the?
melted in his month J
y brought him tWJ
cakes, with a sweet drink made
the sproutins wheat. : . m
he had eat his fill, which hTdid iT
ww urem manner, avoiding the
inxxeeding wu waWhed by the priests
n.l Qa -. . , - r.f ! r,ief could 6f
I into thechamWr wuh uudisguL fer
and treniblmg. The etnkmg tl me
' match upon the storu and the barting
of the little flame into life vas a R:gu-1
for a frUrtling outcry. When the grate
ful ttuoku proceeded iu geutly rising
circle fruia his tueuth and tlio aroma
filled the air thelo.,k cat nn this liv
ing censer were of profound awe. As
each new wonder unfolded to their
traze messengers vver 'Ht forth, aiid
their voices could be heard l y (iilbert
as they annnucel th pnj uigy to the
lK.tpIe whe waited witiiout.
The Mt nation lgan to grov.- j r;lex
ing to the visiter after awhile. He won
dered what was exp"ctel of him. and
quesuone.1 hi.- ability to ifrf.-rm his du
ties ax a god. The r.de migM be sa ex
ecting one. and he felt tlie n.-ed of iu
tructin. The white faces which he
paw around l.im t'eiiiil to forbil tlie
idea of barbari.-m, aud lie a l iressed to
Kolcan reveral juestio!i in luj language
he m.ister of t in? answered only in
a strange, seft tongue, with uiar.y geuu
flec tiers and much apparent awe.
rinally, rested and fed. he roe and
striwle to the do;r, plaing Li- wide
soijihrrro on his hed. As he did so all
hurried! v made wav f.r him. When he
aiUKaivd iu view of the waiting Poim
lace thevt-x't up a great and joj ous shout.
to which he a u we-red bv removing his
hat and bowing gracimlv. He was fol
lowed by the obseipiious px-iests, Kulcan
leading, in tha emleavor to show him
"I wonder." he mused, "if thev exoect
me to tly away suddenly, or if this sort
of thing is going to last. If it does, it
will grow intolerable to a man of molest
Turning h;3 eye3 he encountered the
craze of Chalna. whose forbidding fare
showed the utmost terror, the muscles
of his lips working with spasmodic
twitcnes a3 he met Orilbert s piercing.
questioning glance. The latter knew
intuitively that tlie man before him had
some special cause to fear him. and as
ho noted tlie evil countenance he resolved
to keep a watch upon him, feeling in
stinctively that here was an enemy, and
possiblv a dangerous one
He observed at a clance the treneral
divisions of s-ociety in the crowd below
and about him. The white robu of the
priests marked their vocation, while the
dress of the chiefs and the opulent
citizen distinguished them sufficiently
from the ordinarv rabble. He counted
between thirty and forty faces as white
as his own. aud inanv that were nearly
" - j
white, so that there were evidently a
white and a reddish brown race occupy
intermingled and intermarried until the
general type was a dark brunette. He
noted also the surprising beauty of the
young women aud many of the men.
There was a decided facial resem
blance among them all. as in the Mon
golian race, but it was a far more nleas-
ing one the features of the people were
marneaiy regular. He observed no
weapons amor.-' them of anv sort, al
though a few daj-s later he detected the
presence or bows, arrows and small
stone tipped javelins in the housps. and
several skillfully made crossbows of
norn, snowing an advance in civilization
far beyond that which the prehistoric
Aztec3 had attained at the time of their
overthrow. He was surprised at the pro
fusion of gold and silver ornaments
worn by even the children, denoting a
source uear anct easily worked from
which the precious metals had been ob
Perplexing as was the situation in
which he found himself, he felt that b
was fortunate iu the opportunity it af-
toraea him tor a delightful studv of an
unknown race. "I can at least, do iha
doctoring for the whole city, if all else
fails me," he tnought. "I doubt if there's
another 11. D. in the place. And ther
that camera up above, there! 1 might
turn an honest penny making photographs.'
While these practical ideas
through his mind he strode dntvn t Via
steps and began to descend the cause
way. At the foot of it stood littlo F.H
smiling up at him. with her o-arlanrf i
her hand, having evaded her grand-
uiouier s eyes. Gilbert took her up and
kissed the merry mouth with a
sense of gratitude for the tender smile,
tor ne iovea children. The action was
greeted oy the crowds with ft. fonorAno
shout of joy: they ceased that moment
Iear aia tegan to love the fair haired
lie walked around the
scrutiny of the gaudy and hideous idols
untU he came to that of rv.
serpent god, and then a strange tiiim?
-is ne siooa smiling up at
the hideous face, which
. ' v U1V1 9
meaning to lum than a thousand other
msoapen heathen effigies, the appar
ently solid rubble masonrv of it rio
tal fell apart, and the heavy image tot-
ien prosirate upon its face be
fore him. The occurrence was seen by
the entire populace, and for an instant
fuclD" da tep suence, which was fob
lowed by cries of intense
event was accepted instantly by the
"iT, naiQI-ai and proper one
tarpinjt merrily, prions
rrn and pumping the water up Jntotae
irrigating channels aud Vl
uu mind roved on until he aw eU-ctric
- tint there were not even c1mny
to th b.Hi-A. - r KU t. Ihe whhowh.
mind roTe.1 on until he mw eb-ctric
t. telephone wire-, and iwwp.-per
f- Then th- rcrtion nme, and h
:he.l t- himself at folly. Unt he
-Iturl." Jnnr. K,-(, , ,
Mr. A. 1. J,..,. .
l. has ln--u in V . : ' 1
lime aipi m; f, r ,
i Jt-H.1 to i. ;mk meiu lUfre.
band, and she had walked with hiui In f W h
truth, th cuild b.U uawitttngly M lum j a U n place a .
tthditTereut imaand.ti.vr j-nitwit 1 a pretty
of interest, for ic. t. :e n-lay. of M a yea, a-
ar;d desiml to sh. U-l : her grand-i llonm-r Jordan.
mother U g.ai to search 'or her, all the j aett r. shot I w o ltl, ,
new aud strange sight which her short i ter and Vane. ;
1 her from olwmi)i thti? iirht hn,.;
tiaiisvi'le TliiiK,' ,
- ...... r . . V..T1 ? I
when in the procession, uw i""ii"
this time had ceased to gat!er around
the two. aud they surveye l t!ieiu from a
dutance. They re4 07.uz.sl tU.-ir vi
itor't desire to h even thing iti his new
alxvK aud with a delicate t u t they re-fni!U-l
fiom preying their attention
ujiou him. In fact mauy of them had
rtturntHl to their hous s. confident that
the pol wouW remain with them, and
that they ctm'. 1 see him on the morrow
and for many days thereafter.
Kulcan and a few of the other priests
had followed him- at a repectfi.l dis
tance, more from a natural iguraticeof
their proper duties under the circum
stances, than from curiosity.
This thought occurred to (Jill rt, and
he dismissed them with a iolite gesture
which wa readily understood and ac
knowledged. The others, too, took tlie hint, an 1 he
wia ft with tho rhil.l. Ktatidifl'" lit-fore
j v w - -n
the altar of Chalchuitli. the goddess of
love, tlu Atzhi-i Venus.
It k? iu m! at tlie corner of a nroiectintr
lmililiir nn.l v:n titiril ill fluwr. its
yellow face shit;ingout with a satisfiHl
and apparently intoxicated Iter which
made Gillert smile.
The child, too, smiled, and said some
thing iu her own language, pointing to
the idol and then to Ciilhert. who, ap
prehending, shook his heal merrily,
whereat the child laughed again.
Her rit;"-ii! latiL'hter raii'dit tliA Mr
- O O C n
of one who had ben eagerly searching
for her for r.11 hour. It was Lel.i, who,
unaware that Ultza was with the
stranirer. cume quickly anund tho cor
ner with a clad cry.
- Erect, lovely, her fair hair blowing in
trracious riDtiles from her broad, noble
m a m - '
forehead, fehe was truly a sight to make
a man s heart stir within him. At tho
siirht of Oilliert she stonood short1 . stand
ing a though about to turn and flee.
bue had not seen his race until this mo
ment, and as his eyes met hers, full of
surpris;e and admiration, a warm blush
lushed into her cheeks ami neck, her
bosom showed its heaving beneath the
thin crown, and her eves, so softlv ten
der at all times, fell beneath his gaze.
He removed lus hat. and with a bow
of deepest respect and homage to such
wondrous beauty and grace presented
the child, saying, "Pardon me if I have
prevented her rcturuinsr to vou. but her
company was so agreeable I had com-
pieieiy rorgotten tne time.
VV asted words. 1 et how sweetly the
music of his voice, so low and tender.
fell upon her ears in that unknown god'a
She trembled with a new. stranpo
fear, and hastily, with downcast eyes,
reached forth her hand for Elt zaV: but
in doing so it brushed against his with a
velvety touch that sent a rushing thrill
through the bodies of each, touching
their two hearts' cores with an electric?
She raised her eves to his with ou
straight, pure trlance. and takinir thn
child's hand hurried away, leaving him
standing there, with his sombrero in his
nana, in a day dream.
I TO BE CONTINUED. 1
GKKAT KI.ECTION 1JOW AT IH Kil l II.
Oal-b Green Fail to lrive Christian I rom
the ro!lM-I)Wgrarrral Scene A I-mkoii
for the I'cople.
Di eham. N. C Mav . isn:t.
A most disgraceful row ftfunrml
at the polls in the eourt Louse here
yesterday over the Mayors election
Peay was the candidate of the ltnre
and rulintr classes tlie liouil.ons.
The masses had put up Capt. Chris
tian who has been Mayor and also
superior Court Clerk. The polls
were held in the door of the com
missioners' room down stairs"
Mr. Christ lan's AnriPArarwn nt
polls about 12 m. was lh t',roi r.
Caleb (.reen, Superior Court Clerk
ana county boss of the Bourbon
Democrats to assail fhriion .i
thus ffet up a hig row. (Jreen am.
followers did so for n(.rlv
.j u uuui,
the election was snsiendtd
row was directly in front of the door
wuere the ballot boxes were placed.
Again and acain (irn with
off, cursing most out ration Of
SOUght to beat Christ inn
his followers were easily restrained,
wic uojeci 01 ine row was to
prevent Christian men from voliDg
in the election. The whole crowd
became involved, (Jreen and his fol
lowers cursintr londlv n-l
ticulating violently. Hut Christian
"uuuisuituussiuoa their pround,
and were not driven from the polls.
hatan obieet lesson on Ti,
cratic methods of election in North
Mc.rt!ii;r uith 1
outlaw lor a numb, ,
.Tohn Allen .iol,
hitns If t Chi. f . ;
ir.ond Ft i.la v i;iv'!i
th.tt shot duo. A . l
uty riit d Stiles M ,
cigh. ;:..nie ii , , K.
sistii-g nrtest for
ft it money.
A fearful e eloj..
n thf evening of t .
laid many building,
were seiious'v hint ..
except a negro n.n:,, ;
ins. Tho loss " to
and it is wonderful
life was so small.
(!ov. Cair jn.it..
Southland a tliieetor .
Insane Asylum at
S. 1). Sauls n sign. .!
pointed Mr. T. H. I;
eigli, a trustee t t!o
cultural and Mech.tt
(iret'iislmro, vice V.
Sevt 11 iiieiub. 1 s !
Trinity Colh go 1. -:
No reason is givt n. I..,
who ought to know t :
salaries for the javt
been paid in full.
Sunday the fast ti
York to Atlanta 01,
Airline made its
henceforward 1 4 a 1 i ! 1
fast through line.
The (Irand Ltnlge :
lows of North Carol in.
in h'aleigh this week.
The (Irand Chajde.
ic order of North C;u..
sion at Tarboro N. C.
If VOU want Tirr i'ovuo...
a uaiurai ana proper one I vai,i,i,-iAj iur
They felt that the evil god had fallen a whole J, nd ns one of those
oo cent silver dollars and we will
take it for 100 cents Iio.,v
' w v iuu
wish that there were more of those
and bowe.1 before his master, and that
uisireau reign was ended.
Asinjrle irlauce convind riiii l h. a
the disaster to the evil dirv -oa
r 11Cit 01 care in the construction
m u4ar.onr v ot ine peaestaL The fire
h n IT. u2 J . U image $100. REWARD. lf
. uiAuuer weakened the m
Plaster that held the stones together, and T1he r,ea'ler of this paper will be
the weighty idol had forced them apart ,pleased to that tfiere is at
" " ' w- "nwivm moment, it did not c l, It; ureaaea disease that science
need a very bright intellect to see the has been ab- to cure in all it
-e of the event and the impression it tap nd that is Catarrh. Uall's
bad left, as well as the beneficial result Catarrh Cure is the only positive
to all concerned. ()npnf . enr L-nr.-
bv all hi, rtM.' ana 7: V. l meuicai trater-
trate ami i7 ,77' was P1"08" v aiarru a constitution-
trate and although he had no verv al disease, requires a eor.Kttti
ZSJT. to lament. Hall's Catarrh Cure i,
h f.i .1 . ur lorm ot worship. ian miernaily, acting direetlv m.
hefeltthatitwasafoo,li.: v' th ' h u,r4icu3 on
a i r-.. i , . o"""Uo. I . mucous sunaees of
People ,ui reu.!-. "X".,?""" .V"ne ". 4 P'-
tnr.r-a j ' " wumuon I i'aiieni Sirenertn bv hniM
- - --'"fe .is n OTK. X 11 1 pro-
iieiirrfil ICooc. rxii. i:-.ij,
(Jen. W. S. Rosecran-),,.
a number of years I.e. n n:
the Treasury uf the I tui. i
iici.-. nv.il in resign.i! . p Ti .
place May the first. Tlj...,.
so fort tm.-vto ns t,. I, . , ...
bills, or United State, 7
nte, will find his natne on
is a native of California. K
nation is caui-ed by ii! i,..;.
The Lewiston reservoir v
Ohio, broke May :.rd a ni 4
persons were drown.. i. .v
thousand acres of wat. r
ed into Miami vall . The :
Lewiston and NewjM.it. m v-.i
down the river, w. r.- Mil.m..
several lives lost.
A half dozen pi imim nt
firms suspended bu:ii. Tl
The market was thrown :i
condition of a j.an,.- ;.ril p
citement prevailed :.
block came on th iiuuk.
was a heavy decline in
l.-trpij sales of wat r. I .-t...-k.
The World's Fair gut. ..:
open n the Sabhath 1--
No ofiieial aiiiioiinr-.n.
been made, but it i- r.-j.
the managers will wait t il
il... . ..1 r 1
iw puonc jiuise atM.iitMihU
Fifty skilled work
negie Steel Works at IU
I'a., threw aside then 1
work one day last we.-k "d
of a reduction of .'17 -n. t
ReiMiits conio fn.iii T-i
there is a protracted lr"U"i.
southwestern part of t!i- k'
is as bad as last year ati-1 !b
is in a very bad state.
Late ronorts stale that a' -
. . C ... . : - i. ;
Mississippi river aiel a t. rr.'
The IU." (Jeneral A m': J
Presbyterian chur h f V
will be held in Wavhir.-s
Mrs. Depew, wife f
Ijepew died at her !i"ine
fhll - u oma miracle to
barbarians. ifiT L. . V. CHENEY CO..
books, letters and r' HTSold by Druggists',
IfleT trrnnnl i ... r. " I
"-eai oy nana while a
swiii, siream tnu fl. i , .
" " ov innr nnn.
the outer world ...1 v. . . w
thought, at anv -c?nia fae -e bession Opens Sent. 4th. '0.1
h- ' Tj """Muuierwhen '
relate; 7 i M E"" First Session was
for him in his r.ZZZ. or ' an grease of CG over the enroll
he could write a wTX !n-to- mtn.t "
pie after he had leamJ h - , vem lgai oanties represented- Board
traditions zT1' 7 Pr month. Tuition $1.25 to $3 50.
Prospect began to Iberii ae-SSr?Bgto.PmS!: Music 2'50
the fntnrTtity wiS ttTwSl wwf the IVinciPal r'Cata-
x.-TO Wito lope. mayll-5ms 2p.
Oue hundred an i t''.'.!
were tlrowned one day last
the capsizing of an Ara '-'
which the captives u. -e U-:
veyed south of M
The Khiva, which ;
Anvil 10l. :. .. . 1., r"t'.
-I'l.i ...iu, tarrying a r
of Mahomedans boiiu l -
Mecca, was burned oil
on the coast of Arabia. &
Some of the great nn.-uWr f
were saved. The others r'f
the flames that con- iiu'il
All of the rebels ir: the'.:'
volt have fcurrend' ;e3 uf'
Thts party consisted f tLi7
"THK L'I:AV slv"
Mt. EiiTfn-Mr. h to:-
of his friends, anl t !. f r'-5" I
V t r,.x. . ..l4
.m. g. eierson.ne su-r
.o-auon ot tne liurga "
issue of last week.
The enemies of the y J
doubt greatly rejoice i at J
MlOn. nnrl smrA t .1 J
, DVUil. V4. I " . - -
tat ion r.f ihiA DC
11 . . . . tf. H
iii aiier me election.;
. " v. lux; I , ,
played the Mm frame
and Chose a 7rv nt.r.rOP'1
the work, last Sunday
me mouad was d!co"
Monday morning on tbe-;
square with a heaJ-o-;
the name of The Sun. Tif -lines,
written .by a 1
Sun have ben tiiirro-e-te1! v
Sacred to the memory of V
It race was ended bctor
It's death was hastened l1fl
. t tA r
V hich eaused the ieoi' '
. ... .Ii
llut when it died it boi 'f
That pierced the Vexaoc
4h 1 . '
Beneath the sod it clrnJU
I'.. . . . . , V,olfll
Kjixdny mtliliereni ui"--.
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