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LINCOLNTON, N. C:
Jan. 9, 1891.
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BY MliS. A. W. CUBTIS,.
Standing on the shores and gazing
O'er life's sea.
Lo! a little-barque came floating
Down to ine.
Angel hands were guiding
It along ;
All the ripplfug waves were break
ing Into song.
For the little barque wai bearing
Sent to me by Qod from Heaven's
I reach out my hand to clasp it
Who am I ?
That tbe Qod of Heaven should send
From on high,
In a tiny jeweled casket,
Such a geiu
To make brighter for His glorious
Dare I take, the, priceless jewel
Rich, and rar,
I ao weak, and so unworthy,
It ho f rtir ?
God is good 'o trust this jewel
Teach uie Father how to keep it
Safe, for Thee.
A Terrible Charge.
"Prisoner at tho bar, have you
anythiug to say why uentence ot
death hall not ba passed upon you?1
A Molttum ' hush fell over the
crowded courtroom, aud every por-
Hon waited in almost breathless ex
pectatioti for an auawor to tbe judge's
Will the prisoner auswer ?
AVill be maintain the cold, indiff
erent attitude that he has showu
through the long trial, eveu to the
place of execution ?
Suddenly he arose to Lii feet, and
in a low, firm, but distinct voice said
"I have ! Your houor, vou have
aked me a question, and 1 now ask,
as the last,. favor on earth, that you
will not interrupt my answer until
I am through. I stand here before
this bar, convicted ot the wilfnl mur
der of my wife. Truthful witnesses
have testified that I was loafer, a
drunkard, and a wretch ; that I re
turned from one of my long debauche
es acd tired the fatal shot that kill
ed the wife I had sworu to love,
cherish and protect. While 1 have
no remembrance of committing the
fearful, cowardly aDd inhuman deed
I have no right to complain or to
condemn the verdict, it is in accor
dance with the evidence-
"Bur, may it please tbe court, I
wish (o show that I am not the only
one guilty of tbe murder of my wife.
The jndge cn the bench, the jury in
tbe box, and the lawers within this
bar, and most ol tbe witnesses are
also guilty before Almighty God,
and will have to appear with me be
tore His judgment throue, where we
shall be righteously ; jadged. If
twenty men censpirei together for
i he murder of one person, tbe law
powtr of .his land will arrest tbe
the teuty. ud each will be tried,
convicted executed for a whole mur
der and uot foj one twentieth of the
crime. I have beeu made a dtnu
kaid by law. It it had not been tor
te legalized saloons of my town, I
never would have Oeconie a drunkard
my wife would not have bten mur
dered, I would uot be now ready to
be uiled iuto eternity.
Vilad it not been tor tue human
traps set out with the consent of the
government I would have beea a
sober industiious workman, a ten
der father and a loving Lneband,
lint today my home is destroyed
my wife murdered, my little child
ren God bless and care tor them
cist out on the mercy of a cold and
cruel world, while I atr to be niar
dered by the tstroug and eroel arm
of the State. Ood knows I tried to
reform, but os long as tbe open sal
oon was in my pathway my weak
diseased will power was no match
against the fearful, consuming a
gonizing appetiie lor liqaor. For
one year our town was without a
saloon- For one year I was a sober
man. For one year my wife and
children were supremely happy, and
our little home a peaceful piradise
'I was one ot those who nigned
remonstrances against reoeniug
the saloons in our town. The nam
es of one halt of this jury can bo
found today on the petition certify
ing to the good moral character (?)
of the iumsellern, and falsely aay
iog that the sale of liquor was 'nec
essary in our town. The prosecut'
ing attorney on this (case was one
that so eloquently pleaded with this
court for the license, aud the judge
whoaitaon this bench and who
asked me it 1 had anything to say
before tbe sentence of death was
passed on me grauted the licence."
The impassioned words of the
prisloner fell like coals of fire opon
tbe hearts of those present, and
many of the spectators and some of
the lawyers were moved to teais.
The judge made a motion as it to
stop any further speech ou the part
st the prisoner.wheu the speaker
hastily said :
"No ! No ! your honor do not close
my llpn. I am nearly through, aud
they are tbe last words I shall ut
ter ou earth. I began my down
ward career at saloon bar lega
Ized and protected by the voters of
this couamon-wealth, which has au
nually a part of the blood money
from thtt poor and deluded victims.
After the state had made rae a
drunkard aud a murderer, I am
taken before the bar ol justice (t) by
the same power of law that legal
ized the first bar, and now the law
power will conduot me to the place
of execution and hasten my soul in
to eternity. I shall appear befoie
auother bar tbe judgement bar ot
God, and there you, who have legs
alized the traffic, will bavrf to ap
pear with me. Think you that the
Great Judge will hold me. the poor,
weak helpless victim of your traffic,
alone responsible lor tbe murder of
my wife? Nay, I iu my drunken,
trenzied, irresponsible condition
have murdered one, but you have
murdered one. but you have delib
erately and wilfully murdered your
thousands, aud the murder mills
are in full operation to-day, with
'All of you know iu your hearts
that these words of mine are no'
the raving of an unsound mind, but
God Almightj's truth. The liquor
traffic of this natiou is responsible
for nearly all the murders, bloods
shed, riots, poverty, misery, wretchJ
eduess and. woe. It breaks up
tbousauds of happy homes every
year and sends the husbands and
fathers to prison or to the gallows,
and drives countless mothers and
little cblldreu into the world to suf
fer and die. It furnishes nearly all
the criminal bu&lneas of this and
every other court, and blasts every
community it touches,''
PresieenC Cleveland aud 1119
ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 27.-The
Constitution to-morrow wilt priut a
letter from President Cleveland to
Governor Nortaeo, in which tbe
President states his position ou tbe
financial question at gome length.
The letter is in reply to one written
by Governor Northen on tbe fif
teenth instant. Governor jprtben
refuses to give his letter ont for
publication, but it is knowu that it
presented a graphic coudition ot
tbe political sitnatiou in Georgia
and the South and urged upon the
President and expediency of a pub
lic utterance from more bjm com-
prehensile than hia recent mes
sage as to tbe proper policy to be
pursued by Congress upou ques
tiouS affecting the stringency of tbe
timed and the needs of the people
It is understood that in his letter
Governor Northen pointed out iu
roads being made iu Demociatic
ranks by tbe Populists by reason of
the neglect or delay on the part of
the Democratic majority in Con-
gress to meet legislation on tbe Hue
of the party platlorm and pledges,
lie dwelt especially upon the finan
cial condition aud political unrest
of the farmers of the South, who
constitute so great a proportion of
The President's reply to that let
ter was received this evening and
s as follows :
Washington, Sept-, 23,1893
Hon. W. 1. North, n
MY DEAR Sir: I hardly know
how to reply to your letter of tne
15th Inst. It seems to me I am
quite plainly on record concerning
tbe financial question. My letter
accepting the nomination to the
the Presidency, when read in con
nection with the Message lately
Hent to tbe Congress iu extraordi
nary nessiou, appears to me to be
very explicit. I want a currency
that is stable and safe in the hands
of our people. I will not knowiugly
be implicated in a condition that
will justly make me in the least de
gree answerable to any laborer or
farmer in tbe United States for a
shrinkage in the purchasing power
ot the dollar he has received for a
lull dollars worth of work, or for a
good dollar' worth of the product
of bis toil. I not only want our
currency to be of such character
that all kinds of dollars will be of
equal purchasing power at home,
but I want it to be ot equal pur
chasing power at home, but I want
it to be of such a character as will
demonstrate abroad Jour wisdom
and good faith, thus placing it up
on a firm foundation and credit
among the nations of the earth. I
want our financial conditions aud
the law relating to our currency so
afe and reasnuriiig that those who
have money will spend aud invest
it in bumuess and new enterprises
instead of hoardiag it. You cannot
;ure flight by calling it too i.sh and
unreasonable and you canuot pre
vent the frightened man from hoar
ing his money. I waut good, sound
and stable money, aud a coudition
of confidence that will keep it in
use. Within the limits of what I
have written, I am a friend to silver
but I believe its proper place in our
currency can only be fixed by a re
adjustment ot our cuireucy legisla-
tiou and the inauguration ot a con
sistent and comprehensive fiuauciai
scheme. I think such a thing can
only be entered upou profitably aud
hopefully after the repeal of the law
which is charged with our fioancial
woes. Iu the present state of pub
lic mind, this law Cannot be built
opon, nor patched iu suoh a way as
to rsleive the situation. I am
therefore opposed to tbe free aud
unlimited coinage of silver by this
country alone and indepently ; aud
I am in favor of tbe immediate and
unconditional repeal of the pur
chasing clause of the so-called
I confess I am astonished by the
opposition in the Senate to such
prompt action as would relelve the
present unfortunate situation. My
daily prayer is that the delay occa
sioned by such opposition may not
be tbe cause of plunging the coun
try into deeper depression than it
it has yet known, and that the Dem
ocratic party may not be justly held
responsible tor such a catastrophe.
Yours, very truly,
G rover Cleveland.
Aiiluiuu As Henry Blount Sees
Automu h dipped her brush in
the most gorgeous and opulent dye
pots of Nature, gand tracing npon
he fohatre of tbe trees in varigated
tiQtings of beauty and of loveliness
her own wonderous and matchless
aud unexhaastible wealth of indes.
criable splendors and glories. Yes,
the leaven, so gloriously shrouded
in gorgeous tintiugs of variegated
loveliness, are fading and losing
their hold and falling to the grouud
and becotniog themselves a ehtood
for the departing wealth of splendor.
Yes, Summer has gathered up its
dust sprinkled robes of bloom and
beauty, and it is passiug away, not
in storms and tears, for there is no
wild tumult of grief in the forests,
no bending boughs, into fury lai-h-
ed, no whistling winds and frown
ing t-kies. As a rosy child, falling
asleep beneath tbe. blue ejes of its
fondly waitiug mother, Its chtek
paling in repoee, the Summer fades.
Yes evervthine: speaks to us in
change- They tell iu Jtbe thrilling
eloquence Jof their own wordlesa
rhetoric bow evadesceot are tne
glories ot this world, and bow soou
they perish and pass away. The
fall of a leaf is a whimper to tbe
living and they teach us that we too
must diop from the stem of exist
ence and pa8 away like leaves be
fore the reHistloss sweep of Autumn
al winds. Yes these already with
ering leaves remind ns of iuovitable
decay of our own powers and glo
ries. A little while ago the 'forests
were green and beautiful, and aeem
ed all life with the voices of the
feathery tribes which pealed forth
notea of joy and gladness. But
now the tree are being stripped of
their foliage, and will soon stand
tle ik and desolate before the gaze
wnb none of their recent glory.
The birds will have departed to
genial climes, and to the eye there
will come no pleasing prospect, and
to tbe ear no melodious sound.
Aud a the birds and le.ives anil
flowers go, so do we, one by one
drop down on our pilgrimage, aud
sink away beneatn the dut which
forms our bed ami covering. And,
oh ! how full ot darkness and mots
row would be our lot if we teilt that
a repone like this would never
change that our dust mingled
with that of earth would not come
come forth reauimated at the last
day, when the earth shall roll from
its axis and vanish from the Uni
verse' But we have a nobler des
tiny. We are not for time, but for
eternity. Autumn may speak to
us of death, but the Spriug comes
on apace to tell us that it is uot
lasting- So, when we turn our
thoughts from the things of earth,
lrtt them paaa beyond the grave and
enter Heaven. Aud as we live let
our actions show that we have in
view the new existence to which we
stiall awaken hereafter that when
our autumnal rest is past, clothed
iu the spiritual garmeuts ot the just
we mayT dwell immortal in that joy
ous laud, where leaves never fall
and flowers never fade, but where
kIj is as the freahuesa of Spring aud
.Summer, forever without change
beautiful, graudaud peaceful.
Our Way of Living
It seems to matter but little what
the income of the average Individ-
ual may be, there are so many de
mands upou it that the wonder is
that there is anything left after the
necssary obligations have been met.
Whichever way one turns there are
calls and needs and temptations and
necessities, until, in one way and
auother, the trifle left after rent and
big bills are paid is frittered away
in little things which custom and
habit have brought into dally if not
And at first glance we see uo oth
er way out of tbe difficulty and teel
that we must get along as best we
can and be thankful if we can come
out eveu at tbe end of tbe year.
But when we come to look more
closely iuto the subject we find that
tbe problem ii not so unsolvable af
ter all and that there are ways, and
very pleasant and comfortable ones
at that, iu which we may live more
at our ease aud wilh much less wor
ry aud wear and tear ot mind and
body than iu the ways to which we
have grown accustomed.
Oue of the greatest errors of liv
ing is the enormous cousumptiou of
meat- of all sorts and tha absence
of that branch of colinary ekill
which enables the housekeeper to
take advautage of the generyi lik
ing for tbe little delicacies of life and
to make something relianable ont oi
the bits of food which are, as a rule,
thrown away or wasted.
Take the meat 3iil out of tbe sum
total of expendure, and there wouid
be a wide margin left for other and
more toothsome dainties, aud man
kind would have better tempers aa
well as a most significant surplus
standing to their credit. IV. Y-
A form of mist by suulight kisso
Borne by the wiud along ; "
Such is the dream which like a gleam
Shinei in the poet's song.
What is the thought by fancy
In love's fantbetic mood !
Ever anon it cou es is gone
Half glimpsed, half uuderstood.
j .Frederic F. Sherman, in Octobers
X Trip To A Flud Ntar.
Dr. David Gill, lecturing ou "Fix
el Stars' hit upon the filloiwng
adroit method to illustrate tbe dis
tance to Centauri, The doctor said
a reported ia tbe Boston Globe:
"Wa shall suppose that Home
wealthy directors, for waut of outlet
tor their energy and capital, con.
struct a railway to Ceutauri. We
lall neglect for the preset) t (he en
gineering difficulties a mere detail
and suppose them overcome and
me railway open for traffic. We
shall go further, and suppose that
tbe directors have found tbe con
Htructiou ol such a railway to have
been peculiarly easy, and that tbe
proprietors of instellar space had
not been exorbitant in their terms
'Therefore, with a view to encour
age traffic, the diiwtora h id made
the faie exceedingly moderate, viz. :
first class at two centM per one hun
dred miles. Desiring to take advan
tage of these facilities, a gentleman,
by way of providing nimself wilh
s nail chauge for the journey, biiyn
up the national debt of England aud
n tew other countries, and presen
ting himself at the office demands a
first class single to Centauri. For
this he tendeis in payment the
scrip of the national debt of England
which just covers ihe cost of his
ticket : hut at ih's time the national
debt from little wars bad leeu run
up Irom 63,500,000,000 to 65,500,000,
000. Having taken his eeat, it oc
curred to him to ask, "At what rate
do you travel?" "Sixty miles au
hour, sir, iucludiug stoppages," is
the auswer. "Theu when shall we
reach C.-ntanii V 'Iu 48,603,000
What Home Is.
A London paper offered a prize
for the best dfinltiou ot a home.
About five thousand were the lol
A world of strife shut oat, a world
of love shut in.
Home is the blossom of ffhich
beiveu is tbe fiuif.
Where you are treated best aud
The father's kingdom, the chiL
dten's paradise, and the mother's
The best place for a married mau
alter business hours.
The place where tbe preat are
sometimes small and tbe small ot
Tbe jewel casket containing the
most precious of all jewels domes
Home is the coziest, sweetest
place in all the world, the scene ot
our purest earthly jos and deepesr
The only spot on earth where the
faults and failings of fallen human
ity are hidden uuder the mantle ot
A little hollow sccop? d out of the
windy hill of the world where we can
be shielded from ics c ires and an
noyances. A hive iu which, like the indus
trious bee, youth gamers the sweets
and memories of life for age to
An abode in which the iumate, the
''superior beiDg called a man,'' cn
pay back at night with fifty per
cent- ioterest, every annoyance that
ha met bitn iu business during tbe
That source of comfort which
youtb does not fully appreaiat,
which the young men and maidens
lovingly desire, which tbe middle
aged generally possess, which the
old rightly value.
1'rew. Polk'n Ileuialuft
With simple but solemn cere-
monies the remains of Jemes E.
Polk, tentn President of tbe United
States, and those ot his wife, Mrs.
Sarah Childress Polk, were Sept.
19th removed from tbe tombs on
tbe old Polk estate in Nashville,
Tenn , to a picturesque place m the
State Capitol grounds and there in-
t-rred. The services at Polk Place
and Capito! Hilt were very impres
s ye, and the occasion was observed
with due honor and respect by
State, city, church, and public.
A Plea For The PlayH'rllor.
Some has recently started out to
advocate a censorship ot the drama,
and proposes the creation of such
au oGco aud Ua filling by a repre
This scheme seems hardly iu ac
cord with our republican ideals of a
sublime freedom for everybody and
everything, however needful it may
appear from tbe standard of facta.
It has been assumed that if the
censor only existed the bad play
would not ; I mean the bad play
r ot from t moral point ot view but
merely from a literar, arti-tic and
progressive one, Tins proposition,
however, has been hut too receutly
strangled iu its birth by the initial
performances of the Theatre of Art
and Letters a delightful bit of dil
ettantism which everylxMly present
enjoted, and which must have made
the. niantgrs smiie us ihey watched
the general freedom ami unprofes
sionaliry of it all in happy boredom
of its iioii-intlueiice upon their own
How hooii williiterary men learn
that an acting play has two funda
uh nt id parts, tho one as pertinen
as Ihe other? How soon will they
realize rhat the nieehanisui of a
play is an art, a trade, it you will, to
b i learned as thoroughly before at
tempting to write tor. the stage as
must the iu ison learn tbe uses of
his trowel be I ore he hires himself
out to build a house?
There ia a capital fact to be re
member ed by every intending play
author, and it is that Shakspeare
was an actor, i. et knew the routine,
the limitations, the technique and
tcecomique of the profession of
which he become the world's mas
se r. Fannie Ay mar Alntheics in Oc
tobsr Godeys. .
Sue Wan Heady,
He Are you ready, dear ?
She (briskly) yes, all ready.
He Good euough I Then I may
turn the gas out ?
She Oue moment. Is my cumb
in straight ? I don't believe my
b ur looks fit to be seen.
He Oh, yes ; very nice Have
you got everything ?
She (decidedly) Everytbieg. Wait
don't put the light out. Let me
see what did I do with Oh, bete
it is. That's all!
He Well, then
She Harry! Tnese are tbe
wiong gloves. They're the old ones
ma sent me. Just think, if I had
not discovered the mistake ! The
right pair weie iu my pocket. Now,
ii vou'll pin my veil and take this
wrap over your arm don't Jose it !
He We cau go, I suppose ?
She yes, now we can. By th
way, I would better take my smell
ing salts. No telling what may
He Shall I turn the
She Turn it off. Oh-h-h, do
wait an instant 1 My sandals! I
almost forgot, and it is so damp I
Wid you get them out of tbe closet
left corner on the shelf and you'll
have to put them on tor me. I hate
to ask yoj to kueel in vour nice
Thanks, dear you're so good !
Ue Well we're off?
She At last! But stop I I haven't
locked my desk, and that strange
He(desperately) Oh come on.
Tbe curtain will be up.
he(reproachfully) I've been rea-
! dy tbese 20 minutes.
Be You're not ready now.
Shi Why I'm waiting for you.
He(m amezement) For me?
Sbe(patiently) I'm waiting for
yoa to put the gaa out. We can'c
go and leave it blazing to tbe ceil
The costliest mile of railroad is a
mile measured ou tbe steel portion
of tbe Forth bridge. The leugth of
this portion is a mile and twenty
yards, and tbe cost of it was con
siderably over 310,000,000. Tbe
most expensive railway system in
the world is the "Innr Circle ' line
of Londou, which cost, including the
purchase of land, from $3,000,000 to
5,000,000, per mile. Tue last con
structed mile, between the Mansiou
House and Aldgate, cost altogether,
including "compensations,'" nearly
$10,000,000. Scientific American.
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