PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT
CONCORD, X. G
OME YEAR, CASH IN ADVANCE, - $1.25.
SIX MONTHS. .75,
-JIVE I THIS DAY OIR DAILY
A beggar boy stood at the rich man's
"I ia houseless and friendless, and
taint and poor,"
Said the beggar boy, as the tear-drop
Down his thin cheek, blanched with
want and cold.
"Oh! give rae a crust from your
To help the brrar boy on his way."
" Net a crust, not a crust," the rich
man said ;
"Be off and work for your daily
The. rich man went to the parish
His face grew grave as he trod the
Ai: 1 the thronging poor, and un
Drew back to let the rich man pass.
The service began, the choral hymn
ose and swelled through the long 1
aNles dim ;
T Leu the rich man knelt, and the
words he said
Y.'cre, "'Give us this day our daily
lUCl KATIX; DEATH
Good-bye, dohn ; take good care
f yourself and come back as soon
(J cod-bye, Nellie, dear, and don't
target me w hen I am away."
Th-.ir hands warmly pressed each
v'hor as their lips would have done
:.;.o net others been near
: i;u :, strong
r. itil it wa
M ever be for
v. ay-station s
t: kof tie tele-ranh instrument so ;
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i..'.Moai;..-us. a he iv v a literally no-,
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tr;ii:i would pass for hours. mes-
S'.-ldom troubled her. and she
;i exhausted her little stock of,
What could she do to make '
t;:o hi'irrs pass less wearily? j
SL:-' rested her head against the'
V.vy hoard and gave herself to pleas-,
wahing dreams, to inentallv f ol-
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o.idoi tile pletuies thought lhoto-
r,phediu her heart. . ....
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1 hnt1 to tho linit woouimI
ti w: u hi iiae 10 zmrv inciT aione .
.: t lit1 cai'in.
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ii.':. k of me all th. time, as I will of
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n e:.-t .-avoivd t fix her attention 1
i:: ..-j other things. But do what she j
v o ild her thoughts wandered back j
t ' her I r. the lack ot comfort he
v. !!. experience, and the happv dav !
v.:..n she would haw the right'to be ;
As ff the hours had become leaden
s'i.' listlesslv ate the lunch she had '
1 -.ought from her farm home ; then !
-uls vd ni"iit would hurrv aloii"
Barkhess did come after long'aml !
V.'e.jry Waitinrr, her hour. Ot dUtV
1 -.el er.d .1 and she wa- preparing to
wi'Mii" her horn- of dntv 1
when the station was called, ;
she was told in clicking whispers
t" ; or: ic-ouut of an extra that was
vi Meaf ?i" s i-1 would have to remain
1 io- te
i r:i i uns. s
.oi-Kiiien about the station Wollt .
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e a::d left her alone: the frogs !
ked iiionrnfnllv fi-.n.i :. ii.-ifrfl. !
ng sioiigh and the wires niatlo
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o iiiusie as ine oriSK night winu
od upon them. But the experi-
was not new to her: there was
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;n.g to fear, and her father
M come for her when the night
v as done,
ten passed, and the ,
i "gill was becoming painful. Some-
"':.;g must be done. She failed to
rowning stood watching' , ' ,l T v y.,,, , , . " l ---- mid air a ghost like hgure at least : s;f, of .. '
" n , , - h.iil ever lieen a ill lien r T;isk tor I In hoi-e r;it In-r.l for :t iniv(me i , . i .. ;lzeoiOUl nana.
lormot iolm ivmg fIM f , , ,T..i ,,,.,1 ... Y.i0 . , - 1 jeignt ieet in lengtn.ana whicnemit-, ,:,,, S!l:,i j t.;nfT fi,.
o i .;fi, -;.X i burden and flapping of skirts about the wind roared and the lire his;ed 1 . c.Ltr r, , , I coered Cioth in my hand, i
, 1 , 1 .1 o i t . 1 ne tin. iwerwii:: tiuu. 1 iu i me 1 in on ie uuu neeu s i uieie;i 1 ; A , . . , , , , 1 ianj;cuiciH ;
e had the little isolated , , . ..'i r .i. . ! . i 1 t i . i , . ! thing of a sunerratum! character! , , ....
nn i , i 11 i i maae a uesiierate enori u unseai xne ; to carrv nun oevoua the iiiazing;, , , 1 ". :: --------- ies, sir, ne answereu w
eemed so dull, and the ., T. . ...,!, r,.,,., , ... .. , i.- had been seen. Finallv. on last .t ..,.!. .
llt. Moic u ana saien piungeu upoi a : i-ression in England ana elsewhere j to look to,YarJ the troP. 4n evcla-
t!io reverse of a pleasant mirrow thread ot beaten earth, with ; abroad that sympathy for Ireland in mation of horror broke from his lips,
nupon her face, and an al-, swiftly rushing toward it from this country was not be d bv the for there, not twentv stens distant,
.ud tossing baek of her an-: either side. ,,,,,, representative classes. lhis ials;- i)unr the ghostlv object. A feeling
he sat down aam. J lie nic uwm, niiiu-iiuu idwuwus nwn nas oeen easily ami ireMi;'iin ; . . . . -,
ivmemher being so much oppress ingly tireless strides he stretched I a great portion of his time to Ire
1 the l.e-k of society and wondered ! himself. His black skin was flecked I land, and traveled through nearly
1. v h'ol.-inson Crusoe could have ex-
isted l.efwre his man Friday. Then j
-i thought of a female friend who I
operator at the next westward
' at ion, and, nearly dying for some
1 .e to talk to, summoned ' Sterling."
wa.-. i rePlv. lrv as she
v.ould directly she could get none. I distance. But with every moment
but utilizing a circuit she was an J it became nearer, closed upon them
swered, and asked: j and blazing sparks fell thickly as
"What is the matter with the 'rain,
isain line!'"' j On, on, and the flames leaped up-
Matter enough," was answered, j ward and at times closed over their
and her trained oar instantly told; heads; they were rushing as through
her the touch was not of a delicately
lingered girl, but a heavy-handed
man. The jirairie is all. on fire be
t ween here and Buffalo Iieart Grove ;
t hat is beginning to burn, and when
the flames sweep round on your side
you'll have to look sharp if they
don't catch you napping, my pretty
At. nimt her tune s h v.'ini imvp
rlosed the kev with an angrv snap at i
th,. ;i.n..,l..nt f;iin;i;:iritv. Hi ere !
w as room in her brain lor only one ;
maddening thought. ' i
.! tli m lv inrr u n ih.eiiinfT in the. old i
cabin in th-Move. would he be sur-!
l oumKd by tire, be stifled by smoke, i
be burne l to d.ath? " j
" The prairie round Buffalo Iieart !
Grove a sea of flame, line down, the
bridges over culverts probably burn
ed. Stop all trains at X' she man
aged to flash back over the wire.
Then she dashed out where all
should have boon darkness but was
not. For miles earth and sky were
illuminated, the roaring of flames
could be distinctly heard, their furi
ous leaping distinctly traced, their
speed swifter than the greyhound
and their force resistless as a cyclone.
Nothing to her now was duty, no
thing that it wanted two hours of
midnight, nothing that many lives
might hang upon her remaining at
her post. One life she knew was in
danger, and that was to her more
than all others in the world.
With Hying feet, with a desperate
resolve funning in her brain, she
hastened homeward, but did not en
ter the house, dared not for fear of
the thwarting of her purpose. As
she passed the window she saw her
old father nodding in his chair, and
a satisfied smile parted on her lips.
For all of the hidden wealth of
mountain and canvon she would not
have him waken.
Well she knew the swiftest and
most untiring Loive in the stable;
that it was .cue she had never rid
den a young, fiery, valuable, blue
blooded stallion she never gave a
thought. Speed and courage were
the thimrs now to be desired, and all
j other considerations, even her own
, safety, were dwarfed into nothing
I ness by them.
i With soothing voice and gentle
' hands the girl led the horse out,
bridled, saddled and mounted. As-
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nanas that held the reign, utile as i
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tlu'.v were, had a grip of iron, and .
the whip left a ve t upon the glos.v
kin. Madlv shaking his head, dash-;
ling out with his heels, with the
reath whistling through thin nos-
trils. he made a second attempt ;
shivered as he received a more sting-,
ing blow, then dashed furiously down j
the road. i
The clatter of hoofs disturbed the
dreams oi tne oia rarnier. Jie sirang
i"e ujjiii'.M. i'ui Mini in iiuin in ,
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nitiisnnor vision or otn-r 11111". men :
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"llliV- i iniv. uv. vhjj
child and costlv steed were indulging
in the wildest of races under a sky
lighted as by the llanies of hell and
surrounded by its hrv?,
The switchman saw the girl as she
flew past, saw the swift galloping
Horse, the rider with her long hair
streaming in the wind, the horse as
LuLilill tTiil'IV j .Til HUOUl IV."
'cognition, and superstitiously imag
ined that the ghost of
c,llUl ot the wilderness. whoe LM.nes ,
disturbed in building the
iron ira'-w oi me paie iace, was oui
r a midnight revel.
t" or a considerable distance the road j
i ui iuuiumviuuicuisiaiin; uie iuau
uVcr uu undulating prairie, and
hoUl hv' ana rider enjoyed the
r:,Co: t,K'n tlKT Wvrc t'-'reed uj-on
lle tleS and the heavily shod hoofs ;
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ciauereu aiong uie wiuge ; men uie .
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wa uuivu,u eu ne migui , mi
tlK hand ot the rider was linn ana
the whip merciless. A brief hour
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i-uJsioiiei iue nui-
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j lM-rior U) gc-r. The one idea
'had taken possession of brain
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'l'Ulsating heart remained permanent.
!John King was in .danger of being
consumed. She must save him or
soon the horse became
With long and seein-
mad as well
with foam, his sides were heaving as
a bellows, like escaping steam his
breath was blowing, his eves were red
with exertion, and his frame trem
bled with excitement.
On, on they pressed, on thus far in
mile uanger, ior ine nre was vet at a
a tunnel of hissing, roaring fire ; it
was crowding in upon them, was be
neath their feet, was playing in fan
tic shapes around, above.
Mad as the girl was with desire to
reach her lover the horrors of the
situation were forced upon her brain. !
She bowed her head to the lierv
vb.rm lnplded h. r f:iee. :illd often
evniKTiislleU. lier mrmnir Uless
spoke encouragingly to the horse,
lotted bis miiverin!? neck, used the
deep cutting lash, cutting a hundred
times more cruelly, for his sides
weve rrii.ekin w ith the heat, and
blood was oozing from the blistered
On, still on, but more slowly at
every stride, with steps less firm and
I cu'iiuuuu, jiiv in v-i viiuui- i iauiiv.an i ir ai ru'n'.uu, 111 i wsift hull rrpi t h f V hm ccion h i n m n y 111 , , . ,
0 1 his flank, he reared, plunged, pawed ! more savaelv. , , , ., ., , sever catch any hsh with
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CONCORD, X. C, APlilL
secure, breath more scant, courage
less high and pace less swift. Never
yet steed that could bear such a fear
ful strain, never flesh that could re
sist a prairie fire with hundreds of
acres of dry, tall grass and reeds for
fuel and fanned by a gale.
On! the girl shielded her eyes
with her trembling hands, and above
the smoke saw the waving of trees.
As yet the furious fire had not piite
reached, at least had not penetrated,
them. There was life, safety, and,
more than all, love. Could she reach
them? A scanty half mile had yet
to be traveled. Instinct, often as
clear to discover as mind, told the
horse of. the situation as clearly as
her eyes. She called upon him, and
he answered; she bo wo J Xo-the sal
die, she shut her eyes, and then !
The flames swirled round, and
they were wrapped in a winding
sheet of them; the huge, red, forked
tongues touch them with blistering
kisses ; the wind roared through the
gigantic furnace, the earth was hot
beneath, the air burning above ; deer,
wolf, every creeping thing were out
footed in the race, were beaten down
by a swift death, and How could they
possibly escape i
On ! Between them and the shel-
tering trees but a few rods remained;
but a few feet. Could they be over- j last month by sL inob of enraged
come? Voice and lash urged the , citizens, various rfunors have come
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nooio uorso on. n.e sirugieu 10
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'" ---"-i v-.i-ivj wviv
ing teebler, his iieart was beating
slow, the iron muscled limbs were
fast becoming useless. A single burst
of speed, as at the beginning, would
have been enough the racing of a
few seconds all that was required.
ana the trees rose above ana i-.ro-
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tee tod them from the .scorching heat.
God be thanked," exclaimed the
suffering girl as she knelt beside the
'gallant horse. "God be thanked."
and she flung her arms around his
neck and shed hitler tears as she saw
how scared and burned hew
gardless of her own sufferings.
With difficulty she urged him to
his feet and led him for v. arJ.
I ! f t t
he knew as well as she ot their saietv.
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tu' au:i vivu auu wuvruwiivu, uiui u i
moment later she was locked" in his
In a few words she t.dd all, and
begged him to do all possible for th;
'-Xow and ever," he answered,
-One moment." lie climbed to the
top of a tall tree, .looked around,
descended and said cheerf nil v : " The
i wind has changed and the fire is !
rushing away from the timber: we;
aie sare neie. imu w m in rne name ;
f heaven did you attempt such a
uauei vu uiamc, .Kmc .
Because, dear, I love you so '
anu sue uroppeu uunung upon ni
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anxiously throbbing breast.
flulisli Ioli'.y in Irelnntl.
A brazen attempt has been made
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at ditteivnt times to create the mi
exidoded, and tnen the apologists ot '
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British tvranny have resorted to the
tactics of attempt to show that the
condition of Ireland is not so terrible j
as has been pictured. But an im-,
partial witness now appears in court, j
recitinr -faits which indicate that :
the sufferings inflicted bv British
misrule have never been fully re
hearsed. Gen. W. P. Walsh, of Arkansas,
returned this week from a several
months' trip in Europe. He devoted
the counties of that poverty- j
stricken country. lie wanted to
make a personal inspection and find
out the true condition of the Irish
people, and here is a paragraph as to
his observations :
" It is simply appalling, and more
frightful than pen can describe. I
traveled through the country dis
tricts in a jaunting car, snow -on the
ground, and nearly all the people I
met were barefooted, poorly clad and
pinched with hunger. The tales of
hardships, evictions and the brutality
of the constabulary telegraphed to
America by bright correspondents
have not been exaggerated in the
least. Industry in the country is
paralyzed. If the rich landlords
would only spend their money at
home .which they obtain from their
i tenants the country would be pros
i POrOUS. Instead of
that the land -
lorus taKe tne ,iy,uuu.uuo oi anuiuu
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rental and spend it in England,
Paris and the continent
try, whether a Bepublic or mon
archy, could stand such a yearly
drain. The peoide are industrious.
! and the lands would produce well if
j the tenants were prosperous and able
j to occasionally enrich the soil.
And again : " Did I see any pros-
, , , , . t i-i V OI ilOllUl )iei IIUL'U Hit tfUvU-Ut'lOHU.
perous people ? Yes, the landlords,
the agents of the landlords and the
constabulary. These classes of citi
zens revel in luxury, are warmly clad
and do not seem to care what be
comes of the starving people. Every
where! went I saw barracks, soldiers
and the. constabulary. In fact, Ire
land is just now a camping-ground
for the English army. While in
Cork I witnessed the trial of an
evicted tenant. " The courthouse was
surrounded by four companies of
soldiers in oreer to make the judge
feel secure. The conviction of the
prisoner was a foregone conclusion.
The Irish people do not wish to sep
arate from England; they only want
This is the evidence of a disinter
ested witness, and his evidence es
tablishes conclusively two facts:
First, that the suffering in Ireland is
exclusively the pijoduct of British
injustice; sc-cond, that the demand
is not separation from the mother
country, but honC" rule. Xorfolk
A Ttsan --r.
A Huntsville, Texas, letter to the
Fort Worth Gazette says . Since
the hanging of Bed Page, one of
the horse thieves of Madison county,
; to tne town oi Jiacusonviiie, about
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mt'iii inu uiiica iuiii neio, lii.xl u
ghost could be seen suspended from I ffccti0J1 in tha eveui jast aboufc
he identical tree upon which Page the Hme the smi setti
had been hanged. Several parties! nQi.r,n .i. fii-
, , 7 -i- -i .i 1 Une huge natch oi hooks attract
reported that on ndmg along the , , nw, nffinfl-An Tllovo
i road which runs within twenty paces
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oi mtj iree oa iiieu iiie uosse iniei
Monday, throe citizens of the county
came to Midisouville and reported i
that, in company nitli two others,
they had gone down to see for them-;
selves, as they had heard of it, and,
not believing such c thing, they ,
wished to satisfy themselves in re- j
gard to it. Upon arriving opposite I
the spot they saw the unearthly
tiling of which thev had heard
omeenougu, uteie u as, oexweenthe boS office there Wftg & fect
e:iiih an.l hwivpii : n Ion-' wintp tic--
ure, giving forth a veird light.
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ihe parties were known to be men ot
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unaouDteu veracity, ana not iiiieiv
joKe or ciemaeu uy tneir linagmation
It created such excitement
UI"t'11"e l-ersous w as
t r x a.-j-
made U1 tLat n;-h.t to 3 down and
sngaie, aim n any joice was oe -
j lg perpetrated to cxjiose i' , as many
.residents of that neighborhood had
j le:i greatly frightened by what they
j believed to be a veritable ghost,
I When the party came to within one
hundred yards of the spot a halt was
called, and it was agreed that five
or six should go 1Qwavd and see n
the "thing'- made its appearance.
They rode forward, and seeingnoth-
j ing, called for the crowd to come up.
i There stood the tree upouwhich Page
! had paid the last great penalty, but
j no ghost or goblin was tobe seen.
The crowd were sitting on their
, horses discussing the whole matter,
when suddenly some one happened
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One or the parties
present thus dc'
"The blood ran chill and cold in
my veins. An indescribable sensation
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a sickening, terrifying feeliiij
crerd over me that I shall never for-
get until my dying day. hat was j I knew after one or two tugs he'd
it like ? Well, sir, Bulwer himself ! quit. When I reached my wife she
could not describe it. It seemed to j HaiJ: "William, who is this gentle
be composed of a grayish white sub-1 mau with you ?" I told her he was
stp.nce.and was surrounded by a faint
pale, mysterious light, and appeared i
to be about eight feet in length,
,,-ifl o I.'-itu. cl.imnfr cli'tvfi1i.il n cnr
Rs fftCe not geeu Jislinctl '
After viewing the. unearthly object
for some minutes the crowd rode off
a few hundred yards and a consulta
tion was held, but of all the brave
men in that crowd there was not
one who .would approach it. We
were all satisfied that it wes not of
this earth, and . no one present
was particularly anxious of forming
more intimate acquaintance with
this weird visitor from the great un
known. What it is, where it came
from, or what its object in coming is
I do not know, but as sure as faith
I saw it. I looked at it, I scrutis
nized it carefully, and from that mo
ment I will be a firm believer in
The ghost still remains a mystery,
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iivivi l t llliil.uv vt vttc vj. intii .iAth).
Adam Lutts, of Carlos, Tnd., get
up a dinner and chtpped a half cord
of wood to celebrate his 100th birth -
dav. When he cot' through two or
three men were at hand with docu
ments to prove that he was only
tight j-six, and the temperature of
the lloosier Stare rose to ninety-six
degrees in the shade.
HE OAJL'CilJT A SICKF.K.
The Exiterienoe of a Ian who Forti
Isctl His Pocket with rishliooU-,.
"Bill Charters was a very original
man that is, if he was out of a job
he'd devise some way of his own to
procure the wherewithal to keep a fire
in the grate and provisions in the
pautiy," said a man in a Main street
cigar store the other night. "Bill
was also fond of fishing. Oa winter
evenings at home, if he had nothing
better to do, he would haul out his
fishing tackle and inspect it
thoroughly, and then, after making
two or three new fangled fly hooks,
he'd place the outfit back in its box,
at the same time kno.viug he'd bo
urable to use his tackle for pro
bably six mouths.
"Bill lived in Boston when I first
knew him. That wa3 eighteen or
twenty years ago. He was a tiusmith
by trade. I went up one night to
see him concerning seme work he
had been engaged on for several
days. Bill was in the dining room
examining his fishing tackle when I
entered. After settling our tin
smithing business he began ex
plaining the different methods ,used
to catch tke various species of the
finnv- tribe. This hook was fine for
( jrou ju e,uj ,
' i in
i orown tackle was n
immense at noon
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wlieu the suu wa3 shining, and that
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bably thirty very small eyehooks,
collection last fall that weighed 1(30
"'Where and how?' I asked,
hardly knowing what Bill meant, as
I had never seen a sucker that
weighed more than three or four
'.Tnsf this w:iv.' rpnlied Bi'l.
j .0uQ night my wife au j j Jeoi Jo j to
i go to the theatre. "When we reached
jam of people. I left, my wife near
the door while I straggled bravelj'
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j to reach the ticket window
j 10 reucu me ueh.eu wiuuuw. iu.fcii.eu
i i T 'It'll 1
tor two uress circle tickets, ana
. .i. t i i .,,.i.rti
covered that my pocketbook was
gone. "Stolen !"' exclaimed I, and
, .. Charterg aml j
She felt disappointed ; she
wanted to see that play. A thought
struck me instantly, and just as quick
as possible I put my plan into execu
tion. Turning my money pocket
inside out I hastily sewed all the
sm.'ill fishhooks T had to the inside
of that pocket in such a manner that
j when mv pocket was shoved back to
. its propcr position the barbs of the
hooks stood out and pointed dewn-
T took some more money with
me but I placed it in another pock
etand again we started for the
theatre. There was still considerable
of a crowd in the neighborhood of
the box office, and once moio I be
gan edging my way through for the
purpose of procuring tickets! I al
lowed my fishhook money pocket to
take care of itseTf.
" 'Just as I was being handed my
tickets I felt a bite. I attempted to
turn round, when I found I had
hooked a very fine looking sucker in
the shape of a well dressed man who
wore a shiny tile. I paid no atten-
! Hrm to ld tncfinc nt. mv noeket. as
ja very particular friend of mine.
An officer standing at the door
accompanied my friend and me, at
my request, into an adjoining room,
where I explained matters. 1 recov
ered my lo?t pocketbook and green
backs. It was keeping conapanj with
seven other similarly situated purses.
I had to cut the pocket out to have
the thief handed over to the officer,
but it was returned to me after the
doctor succeeded m getting the
hooks out of the fellow's hand.'
" 'Yes,' concluded Bill, 'he was the
biggest sucker I ever caught must
have weighed at least 1G0 pounds.
And this is no fish story, either.' "
Stockton (Cal.) Mail.
An authority on jugs says he never
thinks of cutting off the tails of
his pigs. Tails are indicators of the
porkers' condition. If piggy doesn't
feel well, if his food doesn't agree
with him, his tail begins to straight
en. The sicker the pig the straighter
the tail, and the healthier the pig
j the tighter the curl. The old theory
j that it takes a bushel of corn to fat-
! ten an inch ot tail this pig raiser
scorns. A pig s tail is his pulse;
never cut it off.
Worry is the cause of more trou
ble than any other one thing not ex
TII DEMOCRATIC CHART.
The A'lan of Organization
Dem. Central Ex. Committee. )
Raleigh, N. C, Feb. H3, 1888. S
The following is the plan of or
ganization here fore adopted by the
State Democi-atif. Committe for tiic
guidance of the party.
1. The unit of county organization
snail ue tue township, in each
fcWnsl hf re Sh' e Executive
rw...., u uiii... j.,.1.1 l...
iyciuuoiiiiio, ij.u oiiuii ui.' titieieci u.
the Democratic voter of the several
townships in meetings called by the
County Executive Committee. And
said committee so elected shall elect
one of its members as chairman, who
shall preside at all committee meet
ings. 2. The several executive com
mittees shall convene at the meet
ings of the several county conven
tions, or at any time and place
that a majority of them may elect,
and shall elect a county executive
committee, to consist of not less
than five members, one of whom
shall be designated as chairman,
who shall preside at all the said
3. In case there shall be 5, failure
on the part of any township to elect
its executive committee for the
period of thirty days, the count- ex
ecutive committee shall appoint said
committee from the Dcinoci alio vo
ters of said township.
4. The mcmbers'of the township
committees shall elct to any vacancy
occuringin said committee.
5. The couuty executive committee
shall call all necessary county con
ventions held, giving at least ten days
notice by public advertisement in
three public places in each town
ship, at the court house door, and
in unv T).imrrvo ir TMivsi!inf-v flint
may be published in said count', re-
questing all Democrats of the eoun -
ty to meet m convention m their re-
snective townships on a common day
therein stated, which said day shall
not be less than three days before
the meeting oi the county conven
tion, for the purpose of electing their
delegates to the conventions so held
shall elect their delegates to repre
sent the townships in the county
conventions from the voters of the
respective townships, which dele
gates, or such of them as shall attend,
shall vote the full Democratic
strength of their respective town
ships on all questions that may come
before the said county conventions.
in any township in pursuance of said
call, or no election shah be made,
the township executive committee
shall appoint such delegates.
G. Each township shah be entitled
1 ocf. in Ihe ennntv pon vpii riO!i
to cast in the county convention
ono vote for every twenty-five Dem
ocratic votes, and one vote fcr frac
tions of fifteen Democratic votes
cast bj- that township at the last pre
ceding gubernatorial election: Pro
vided, That every township shall be
entitled to cast at least one vote, and
each .township may send as many
delegates as it may see fit.
7. Iu cases where townships con-
cinct, each of said wards or precints ! whiles, u :s certainly true that irom
shall be entitled to send delegates"; .of attention more of thorn pio
to county conventions, and shall tonally die before they reaeu the
cast its proportionate part of its ! school age. These hguros torn!
township's vote, based upon the j strn? to showt hit instead oi
last preceding vote for Governor f.s oved polls hsted ior axa
in said township. l0tl f. hoM, have .f.)20,nn
8. The chairman of township com-1 uf e, than we have-if the negroes
,.i,..ii ,.,Mo. of n hsted as well as the whites.
conventions. In their absence any
other membeis of said committees
9. In cases where all the township
execuive committees are required to
meet for the purpose of electing
county executive committees, said
meetings shall be deemed to have a
quorum when a majority of such
townships shall be represented in
C0UXTY AXD DISTRICT CONVENTION'S.
1. The several county conventions
shall be entitled to elect to their
Senatorial, Judicial and Congres
sional conventions, one delegate and
one alternate for every fifty Dem-
Vwar lwlrv fw"rivT TV m
fractions over twentj-nve Uem -
OCiailC VOLcn eail. UL tiic idi utuu-
. 1 , . ! 1,;,., 4.1. :v
mg gubernatorial exectw then
1.1 .. 1 .i. ..4. 1, ,,..-.-..1
.llt.tj-iif ou nr nif.prnfi.fpa so filer tod
lespecme wuuuts, ami xivn
shalf be entitled to seats in caid
cons entions : Provided, That every
prt.tnttr ln11 linvp t. lpnst nnfi vote
in each of said conventions
2. The chairman, or in Lis ab
sence, any member of the county,
senatorial, judicial and congres
sional committee, shall call to oider
their respective conventions, and
hold the chairmanship thereof until
the convention shall elect its chair
man. 3. The executive committees of the
senatorial, congressional and judi
cial districts, respectively, thai! at
at the call of their respective chair-
men. meet at eome time and place in
their respective districts, designated j number of negroes, which would
in said call. And it shall be their J doubtless swell the amount conside
duty to appoint the time and place j rably. I think it safe to estimate
for holding conventions in their re-1 the loss to the school fund from
spective districts ; and the chairman j failure to list and pay poll tax at not
of said respective committees shall less than $75,000; aud to the c mn
immediately notify the chairman of j poor fund at $25.00) a total lo;-:s ou
the different courtfy executive com j poll tax of $I00;OW.
nr. t tees of said appointment, and Of course these figures are only
the said ouuty executive commit-, an approximation, but they are not
tees shall forthwith call conventions t very far from the truth. ud ed the.
.111..:.... ...il.r. a l in 1. . ..-ii 11
oi men lespecLivu uuuuura iu ttm
formity to said notice, to send dele
gates to said respective disc-riot con
ventioLS. STATE CONVENTIONS.
1 Tl, tJf. nitrtt-s.nti.trt c-to.11 1-
. J. lit- uiaic iiuuicuiiuu 01:1111
composed of delegates appointed bv
Each county shall be entitled to elect ! l.euee. Surely people who get t he
one delegate and one alternate for 'tVe tue i!u -hc ?ooh mjni
every one hundred and fifty Demo-! least to pay then- p ,ii tax, almost
tratic votes, and one delegate fur 1 all ot which goes to tne scuool tunJ
fractions ovei'seventy-five Democrat-! . lne comity oflieers iyiv-gradual ty
ic votes cast therein at the last pre- : "creased the sch(;oi fun Is witho u
cedii-g gubernatorial election; and ; au cang. m tne law-(the law has
none but delegates or alternates so!1." been. essentially changod
elected shall be entitled to scats in i mi So f;ll as i:,x,;s ;i,,v
said convention: Provided. That ' concerned) by givpiOihgem-e to th
every county shall have at least one '-"" of. ;oilvctioii I p-.ir.t to this
vote iu said convention. matter ot failure to list ami pay then
j poll tax to show where hll ni.ue
r GNEAL EWS- 1 diligence is required and perhaos
1. Such delegates (or alternates ' additional legislation,
of absent delegates) as may be pies- ! s. ih Fixiv.K,
ent at any Democratic convention. Sunt. Public Instruction.
Kate of AdvertifciKft':
One square, one insertion, $ 50
One square, one month, 10)
One square, two months, 2 :
One sq laie, fhioe months, 2 iV
One square, months, 5 0i
One square, one year, 9 0
shall be allowed to cast the wheb;
vote to whi h their town&hip or
county may be entitled.
2. If no delegate or alternate shall
attend a State convention from aiiV
county any person appointed by t ho
president of eounty convention, or
on his failure by its secretary, may
represent the county.
3. In all conventions provided for "
by this system, after a vote is cast
there shall be no charge in such
vote until the final result of the bal-
lot glmll be aunoniieed t the cll;Ur
m;U1 of gIlM couyt,ltiolu; 3
4- All Uemcciati
n h ; l u IT'Z '
S Va ,Cl?,5?5cullll, 1U tLeu le'
o. That the chdrman of the dif
ferent county conventions shall cer
tify the list of deitgaesandaltei tiat s
to the different district and State
conventions, and a certified list oT
said delegates and altt mates to the
State conventions slja'l bo sent to
the secretary of the State committe.
For the committee.
It. H. Battle, Chm'u,
B. C. Beckwith. Sec'y.
m ! ..
TIEE P1BIK SCHOOLS.
A j:'fat Loss of ?! onpy. We Oalit lt
Hit .More I rum ioll Taws.
We ought to get much more money
from poll taxes than we do. During
1SS7 the school census showed th iL
the white children between six and
twenty-one years of age were 62. i
per cent, of the whole census, and
the colored children 37.G per cent.,
which is about the proportion that
has existed between the children for
four years, as far back as I have cal
culated it. But it is specially to le
noted that the tax lists for the vear
j 18;'G hows 141,123 white polls an.l
j only CA, COS colored polls, which make.
the white polls OS.G per cent, of the
whvle number of polls and the col
ored polls only 31.4 per cent., which
is just about the proportion that
theie has been between the listed
white an 1 colored polls for four years
also, as far back as I have calculate d
it. The United States census of 1S.S)
showed the number of white voters
to be 188,732 aud of colored 10.1,018
294,750 voters, of whom (51.4 per
cent, were white and 3".G per cent,
colored. I bring the figures together
White n lisleJ , .
(v,im..i f.i,ii 1i-pm
. .(12.4 per cent.
. .04.4 -.
.GS.G " "
Coloml pols listeJ-
This evidently shows a large fail
ure to list for taxrrtion on the part of
the negroes, for I feel sure that th
colored people between six and
twenty cne years of age are not more
in - number proportionally to th-1
whites than they are beyond the age
of 21 years, at which age the poll
are required to be listed. Even if it
is contended that pioportionaliv
more colored children are born thun
State iu 1880
The property of the
1 ?.v :
this the school tax is twelve and one-
half cents on 5?100. which wonh:
amount to 3253,440.77, which is .es
sentially all collected. Tue wh ih
number of polls listed was 205,73!.
At $1.50 on each, which is about the
average applied to schools, the po):s
would give a revenue of .3 !;)8.f ;. ;.. t
Puttiug these two items together .ve.
haveS502,l:i7.27. But from these tw
sources the returns show receipts f;
the school ri'ND of only 3h)7,387.:M
which represents actual collections
of 8523,5o0.21, the sheiiftV coniniis-
sions of five percent, deducted be.
I fore the revenues are 'placed tolht
I i roil if. nf flio Sfir il fund Tii.
figures show a loss of 38.r,71.00, a
1 ,, . ,u iwi ,...:i.
c . .1
to a failure to pay the li.-.tei po.;
1 T . . - tw,.;,,,
Loss on polls that are
; LOSS on 20 201 colored
polls not listed
Total loss to school fund
Total loss to pool fund (
Total loss on polls. . $S0,O81 11
This is what it would be if the no
groes listed as well ah tuk. wiitti
and all pells listed wlki: pa id. The
estimate dves not take into cons-de-
1 ration the number ot whites th;.".
I faii to list and the proportional
reiuiiis ami tei tieuieuts wuu ito
sheriffs in many counties show very
large insolvent lists. Whatever oai;
be done by the. count j oilhers to
correct this del nqueucy siio;ihl by
all means be done, and I :a ike the
11 .1 11 -lti
! statement to call special attention to
! " as a m ttter of no small cons,