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IKV BX2SS. X. a, JULY 10. 18W.
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TBUX coaraga i me f ui
buS otlui boor
A. A J
: Ttti oatofCatteUa. u again at
tb kaad cf tb Spaa '.an Ministry
Tint latest aewa from Father
JStrU It that La has gone to Soot
mhmMinpHT in tha Guide of
XUfct-Asdeak "Get there, Eli.,:
VlUaeBher thai political differ
aees da bo seeesaUata personal
tax boat thatectle.
'FXXXDOX ot election, liberty of
' eoaacUoee, taeee are the birthrights
I ararr Aaierieaa citizen.
Tax people ahan rala. Demo
nU. " D thepeopl! Pile it on.
Qoaj.l Gira it to Beed!
: kaa beea nominated on the 41Sth
iramm hit pwhiwii i w
V akttf Ua Uses of the Democracy
: XTm : mnai strike for right, oar
- : " m s i
".. Tn MM1itiAB aT nabiio affairs
aaakaa o requisition upon bravado,
- bat u eaSa for the exhibition of
mi null Tirau.
T. at mvid AhAAr. r-
7 a Hfirtaa; ttiat the misfortunes
kardees to bear are those which
A never kaDDea.LowelL
IBM Enxooeaa aitaation shows
fveea tM leading gorernmenu,
ad a gearaal txploalon is probable
Otri Preach friends doat like
fa Aataneaa aog.- vjuue iiaeiy
: 1 iThea aa Aaierieaa makes a hog
ft alaiaelf he is a rery disgnsting
a 1 "
, i GOTXMroa Bn.L is doing some
': iapltal vira-peJliag. It is almost
. aqnal to that which defeated
. ?Almjf trm TAiilAnfr anil maifa
- tT.TI flnmrur.
XttU muw t not exciuatvcijr m
. ' ItlHWUWO
aora and eottoa equal to any, and
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UM.m ewwouiuea ua wuwu
' gha market is aerer "stocked."
- Tfia'adaiasion of Idaho and
Wjoaiinx to the Union give four
saora Eepoblican United States
8eaatora aad brings that party's
aaajoritj ia the Senate up to 14
aothing bat to do wrong
Emigration agents and Federal
Eleeiioa laws eaaaoc tbwart the
pragreaa of a brave and virtnoos
people' ia aach a eoanty as oars.
XBS Peaasylvania Democracy
has acted wisely. A ticket led
ratUsoa sad Black oogbt to
encoeasfai, aad . the diasffectioa in
tho BepabUeaa ranks on account
of Qaai bosaism, makes success
W do not wish prices to range
- aa high as to act as an embargo;
bat it ia veil enoagh for oar people
to realixa that there is to be a great
rise la . the value of real estate in
Eastern Sforth Carolina.
PXXXCS Bzaxascx has officially
accepted the candidature to repre
sent Kaiserslaatea ia the Beigh
. 1 TT iUt MM U-VBWWUUI lit UiS
Oerasaa Parliament, the question
' asaj arise, which Is greater Wil
ilaat or Biamarekf
Tsz IfeKialey tariff bill cats off
the sale by Weetera and Northern
farmers ef $32,000,000 worth ol
Caravprodaoe aannallj to Canada.
It forces the Southern farmers to
aeii ia the lowest markets and
baj la, tha highest market.
Havivm is considering the
advisability of bnybg and owning
aa eleetrie light plant at an initial
east of S600.000, and those who
" CsTor the idea, figure oat a very
eoaakUrable saving as compared
with the present contract system.
- Aoxa we say attend jour pri
BEariea. When a maaneays "the
eoaveatioa was packed," it is a
eoafession that he and bis friends
did not do their dury before the
eoaveaUon met. Let every man
do his duty and the country is
GlTS the Democratic party full
itroL, and one terra of Congress
via aot have elapsed before all
this oppressive aad offensive legis
latioaVQl be wiped from the statute
books aad this government be
Agaia the government of the people
Vfclob it was before the party of
the aeetioaalist aad monopolist
came. Wilmington Star.
It has been coojectured that the
"gardea of Eden" was located
somewhere ia Eastern Carolina,
prababtj ai the continence of the
Ncaae aad the Trent. We do not
thiak so; but just wait until the
Washington, Sew Berae, and Wil
mPfP1 Railroad is completed,
maJX jott will see a paradise rivaling
that of Adam aad Eve.
IIUYT Alliance men be kept oat
of polities By no means. They
art the aoae and aiaew of the land.
Lei AlUaaee Republicans support
BepabOeaas aad Alliance Demo
crats support Democrats. If Alii
aaea Democrats are not as good
aa4CiaflaaaXial as Alliance Bepub-
Cega va are ia the middle of a
l.rtrj bad flx.
Jjr his speech at Raleigh on the
af ' Jalyi Got. Fowle said:
2forta Carolina la ia this Uaioa
and there to star. North Carolina's
'disabilities have been removed."
We intend that North Carolina
shall remain in this Union nnder
the Constitution, but at the same
time she will protect her rights
under the Constitution, the passage
of infamous electiotLjws to the
If Democrats are to break away
from party organizations to support
"independents," they are destroy
ing the prestige of the party, they
are weakening its power, and they
are opening the aveuuen for the
return to power of the radical and
negro rale from which the State
aad every part of the State has
suffered so within the last quarter
of a century Charlotte Chronicle.
SeA.tob Vakcb delivered a
BDeecb at Raleieh on the 4th of
July that ought to have a wide cir
culation. The News and Observer
has done a valuable service in
giving it to the public. While the
whole speech is good, there is one
short sentence which we wish
every North Carolinian wonld keep
steadily in mind. It is this: "So
on z as von are one in interest
and in thorough accord on the
great and weighty matters of Jbe
law, there does net exist the means
of destroying you or of destroying
ThE Louisiana Lottery contro
versy is to oe setueu oy compro
mise. The compromise provides
that the lottery bill which has
passed the House and is before the
Senate; is to be put through with
out obstruction, the State accepting
11,250,000 a year for the privilege
granted. This bill is to be submitted
to the white voters only. It a
majority is obtained for the bill the
anti-lotterv ueoDle are to cease
opposition to it; but if a majority
of the white voters are agbinst it
the company will withdraw its offer
and leave the State when its
THE nomination of Pattison and
Black for Governor and Lieutenant
Governor by the Pennsylvania
Democratic Convention has already
excited great enthusiasm in that
party throughout the State. A
number of ratification meetings
have already been held, and Patti
son and Black clubs are being rap
idly organized. The Democratic
press give the ticket a hearty
endorsement and promise an active
and aggressive campaign. The
Republican papers also concede
that the ticket is the very strong
est that could have been made.
"ETERNAL TIGLLAXCE IS
PRICE OF LIBERTY."
Whatever ia good is worth pre
serving. There is an obligation on
this generation to transmit to pos
terity the blessings of liberty un
impaired. The worth of a thing is
estimated by its cost, but sometimes
the cost is as nothing in com pari
sou with its value. So it is with
liberty. Our fathers purchased
liberty at a great cost, but the most
ardent of revolutionary heroes
never looked forward to a day like
this. No such nation has risen in
all the tides of time. In proportion
to the erandeur and glory of our
inheritance is our obligation to
transmit it unimpaired to future
The task of preserving liberty is
not less difficult than that of ob
taining it. As in a great struggle
for liberty every patriot is a Boldier,
so in the supreme hour of its de
fence every true man most stand
at his post "at all hazards and to
the last extremity."
No one who opens his eyes to the
facts of the case can doubt the
gravity of the situation.
A bill has passed the House of
Representatives more obnoxious to
the spirit of liberty than any law
ever enacted by the British Parlia
ment. It becomes the American
people to throw every obstacle in
the way of its passage by the
Senate. The right of petition is a
right sacred to Americans, and it
should be used now to avert a
Carlisle, who Bee ma to be the
prophet ot the Senate no less than
he was the leader of the Honse,
believes that it will not pass, but
to prevent its passage there must
be vigilance on the part of Demo
cratic Senators, and especial vigi
lance on the part of the people.
There, was a time when Con
gressmen did not dare go counter
to the will of the people. Why the
change T Have Congressmen be
come braver, and more defiant of
popular will! If so it is because
the people are less exacting, less
vigilant, less patriotic.
From this time forward let the
people determine to hold Congress
men to the sternest accountability.
Let no Congressman dare venture
upon the idea that his constituents
are asleep, but let him realize that
the eyes of every man in his dis
trict are npon him to see that he
walks with intrepid step the peril
ous path of duty.
Nor is vigilance demanded aloue
in Federal affairs. The State de
mands the watchfal care of every
citizen. The stern injunction "see
that the State suffers no detri
ment" rests upon every citizen, and
be who is derelict io the observance
of the inexorable command forfeits
the rewards of manliness, virtue
There may be times when in
difference to publio affairs may
find some palliation in the calm
serenity that prevails, but in times
of public danger, when wave after
wave of passion beats against the
bulwarks of virtue and the citadel
oi liberty, he who hesitates to obey
the call of duty deserves a deeper
hell than Milton saw or Dante
dreamed. Vigilance, eternal vigi
lance ia the price of liberty !
Me. CuMMlNag, of New York,
the successor of "Sunset" Cox, in
peaking on the National Election
Law said: "The whole mechinery
of this bill is unrepnblican, unfair,
partizan, and centralizing to the
last degree. A State wonld not
tolerate such a law even if enacted
by its own legislature. The great
mass of the officers who carry it
oat are not required to reside in
the counties where they perform
their duties. Not one of them is
elected by the people or respon
sible to them. The number of
circuit jadges is greatly increased
in order that a Bepnblican Presi
dent may pack these courts with
Republicans. As the judges hold
office for life, they are entirely
Independent of the people. The
returning boards and chief super
visors are appointed by the courts.
Like the jadges who appoint them,
they, too, are given life offices to
perpetuate their power and shackle
The Pamlico Confederate Veteran
Bayboro, N. C, July 4, '90.
The Pamlico Confederate Vete
ran Association met at Bayboro,
according to adjournment at its
last annual meeting, at 12 o'clock
m. July 4, ana was caiiea to oraer
by (Japt. James S. Lane, its Presi
dent. In the absence of its secre
tary W. T. Ciho was appointed
pec re tar y pro tem.
The proceedings of the last meet
ing were read, and the roll of mem
bers was called. The following old
veterans whose names had not been
enrolled, presented themselves for
membership, towit :
C. S. Dixon, Co. B, Hasting
Dixon, Co. B, R. R. Dowdy, Co. A,
Abner Boyd, Co. A, H. K. Birch,
Co. D, 67th regiment N. C. troops
D. P. Holton, Co. B, 10th regiment
N. C. troops ; Geo. Price, Home
Guard, Capt. Salter's company.
On motion of Lawrence Miller
Capt. James S. Lane was unani
mously re elected President of the
Association; Benj. F. McCotter
was elected Vice-President, and
W. T. Caho was elected Secretary
The Executive Committee con
sisting of Geo. Dees, N. G. Brinson,
J as. O. Baxter, Jas. M. Caroon,
W. T. Caho, R. F. Casey, E. B.
Credle, Louis Goodwin, John B,
Martin and John Langs ton were
The following resolution was
Resolved, That whenever an ex
Confederate soldier shall die in this
county that the members of this
Association attend his funeral in a
On motion, it was ordered that
the annual meeting of this Associa
tion be held on the 15th of January
in each year to commemorate the
battle of Fort Fisher.
The following resolutions were
Resolved, That whenever a Con
federate veteran shall die in this
county, leaving a widow in indi
gent circumstances that each mem
ber of this Association shall pay
to the Secretary and Treasurer the
sum of one dollar for the nse of
Resolved, That each member of
this association, be constituted a
committtee to solicit subscriptions
for the Soldier's Home, and that
each member agree to collect by
subscription at least one dollar, to
be paid over to the Secretary and
Treasurer by the next meeting of
this Association, on the 15th of
January, 1891, to be forwarded to
the Treasurer of the State Veteran
Association, for the Soldier's
On motion a committee was
appointed to invite some suitable
person to deliver an address before
this Association at its next annual
meeting. W. T. Caho, J. B. Turner
and J. O. Baxter were appointed
On motion the New Berne Jour
nal was requested to publish these
proceedings. On motion the meet
ing then adjourned to meet at
Bayboro on the 15th of Jannary,
1891, at 11, o'clock, a. m.
Jas. S. Lake, President.
W. T. Caho, Secretary.
The Atlanta Constitution calls
attention to the fact that the
mortality from sunstroke in the
Northern cities is very large
every summer, while in the
South it is very light.
The Constitution then gives a
few hygienic hints on the sub
ject, as follows :
According to Dr. Edwin
Mann, of New York, our exer
cise in hot weather should be
very moderate, the clothing
should be loose and thin, and we
should drink plenty of cold
water. As soon as a person in
the air ceases to perspire he is in
danger of sunstroke and should
immediately drink large quanti
ties of water, and bring on a
perspiration that will keep the
skin and garments wet. Fre
quently, impending sun collapse
may be warded off by these
measures. When there is a
marked exhaustion and a weak
pulse a stimulant should be
administered. But the free use
of water, internally and exter
nally, is the best safeguard.
A straw hat worn with green
leaves or a wet sponge in the
top is also of great benefit.
These hints will be of little
avail if a man goes to excess
in eating and drinking Fat
meats and liquors should be
avoided, and the diet shonld
consist principally of vegetables.
By following this line of con
duct a man will be able to work
in the open air, and suffer less
from heat than many who stay
in the shade and act imprudently
in the matter of diet.
The fact that this is not a
sunstroke section will not make
it safe for us to altogether
ignore these simple and reason
able rules for the season. It is a
shocking thing for a man to
drop dead just because he has
indulged his appetite too freely,
or exposed nimseir too reck
lesslv. A man can now be cremated
in Paris for sixty cents. Bat the
trouble ia that the man who has
sixty cents isn't the man who wants
to be cremated.
It ia the cross that makes the
peace so sweet. Amid the tears
of grief, peace keeps her silent
place like the ralnbw upon the
spray of the cataract.
Jones County Items.
board of education met to
We Lave had a succession
showers this week.
Commissioners court, iu hossiou
today. Very bltui attendance.
Crops in Jones county are better
than they have beeu lor ten years.
The spring chickens around Treu
ton, we learn, have nearly all dis
appeared during the past week.
Large crowds in attendance at
Trenton during the past week have
tested the hospitality of Trenton
and vicinity, but everywhere vibi
tors lound the latch string of the
doors all hanging on the outside
just pull and walk in and consider!
yourself at home.
e bad the pleasure ol meeting
Professor Joseph Kinsey and So
licitor Allen at Trenton one day
during the past week. Professor
Kinsey's school is, we learn, in a
flourishing condition. The Professor
is a son of Jo'ies county and we are
proud of him.
The first week in July, 13'JO, will
long be remembered by the citizens
of Jones county and most especially
by the good citizens of Trenton.
Professor Joyner opened the Teach
ers Institute on Monday with an '
excellent attendance, and the
interest in it increased daily by
both teachers aud the citizens
during the whole term. We are
confident that the Professor has
advanced lbe cause of education in
Jones county by his impressive and
earnest lectures, and has not only
put new and progressive ideas
among the teachers, but has set
the people to thiuking about how
shall we proceed to advance the
all important cause of educating
the children of our county. Tues
day the Farmers Institute was
opened by Professois Itoberson and
Massey and continued two days,
which ready captivated the farmers
present. All acknowledged that
they had tn-cn much benetird. I
will next week give
the readers of
the Journal some of tha good
ideas given us in their lectures.
Thursday evening the steamers
Cleopatra mid Howard gave tte
Institute and ihe citizens and visi
tors a free txcursiun down the
Trent sevei.il miles, which, we
learn, was a real delightful, enjoj.
able time, mule the more so by its
being a beautilul moonlight night.
Friday, the Pli, was the great
grand day ;f all, as it was a very
warm day, the ptople commenced
pouring in to Trenton from every
direction in all kinds of convey
ances carts, wagons, load carts,
etc., which continued during the
whole day. At 1 o'clock p. m. I
heard various estimates of the
numbers present. Some said 1,000,
others said l,o00, while many were
confident that the actual number
was 2,000. Trofessor Joyner had
the court house tilled to its utmost,
listening to a speech from him on
education. The Folloksville and
Trenton Lulges of A. F. &
A. M. were at Trenton in full force
and had a public installation of
officers. The Farmers Alliance of
Jones county was present and held
a county meeting, which convened
at 1:30 p. m., and consumed the
remainder of the day and adjourned
to meet again the first Saturday in
August next. The Confederate
Veterans meeting was n,ot called
together for the want of time.
Saturday was the Jones county
Democratic convention day. E. F.
Sanderson presided, liesolutions
were passed having the ring of the
true metal in them, which will be
fully satisfactory to all good Demo
crats both in and out of the Al
liance. F. M. Simmons was en
dorsed for Congress, who, being
present, was called upon and made
a real ringing speech. He said he
had listened carefully to the read
ing of the resolutions, and that he
must say that they contained the
genuine Democratic doctrine.
The Stern Parents or Old.
The stern parent of real life died
out long ago. Severe and obdurate
fathers may still be found on the
stage, but not in private residence.
Perhaps it is not to be regretted
that they are obsolete. Thoy were
terrible old fellows. Their offspring
approached them with fear and
trembling, and felt, while in their
presence, as if under the lee of an
iceberg. The mothers Heaven
bless them! were always motherly,
from Rachel down; but Paterfami
lies, when he wore knee-breeches,
a cocked hat, and buckles in bis
shoes, was really somewhat of a
A hundred years ago, when a son
had occasion to write to his father,
he addressed his as "Honored Sir"
or "Honored Parent." The mild
est head of a family in those days
kept a strap or "tickle toby" in his
private closet, and administered it
in such doses as the case seemed
to him to reqnire. If a boy wailed
nnder bis whaling, it was taken as
Prima facie evidence that the dose
was too email, and it was repeated
until the "old Adam" was whipped
ont of him.
Good old times thoe remark
ably so. Children were treated as
a turbuleut element of the body
politic, that mast be snubbed and
kept down. Slaves supposed to be
on the insurrection could scarcely
have beeu subjected to sirijter dis
cipline. Boys were not allowed to
sit at table with their fathers, to
speak exeept when spoken to, to
do anything, in lact, of their own
volition. A father who mixed with
his children familiarly, on terms of
mutual equality, was considered a
domestic radical a pestilent dis
turber of old conservative maxims
of household policy.
We have got bravely over all
that sort of prejudice. Democracy
has been introduced into the do
mestic circle. The heavy fathers
heavy-handed correctors of youth
that they were sleep with their
fathers. Peace to their ashes!
Eerhaps our oung hopefull push
family democracy a little too far.
Perhaps they are a tritle irreverent,
if one might make bold to say so.
We are afraid they are. But even
this is not so bad as the icy inter
course between child and parent
which was in fashion when our
greatgrandfathers were boys.
The best thing to give your ene
my is forgiveness: to an opponent,
tolerance; to a friend, your heart;
to your child, a good example; to
yonr father, deference; to your
mother, conduct that will make
her proud of you; to yourself, res
pect; to all men, charity.
It is a mistake to suppose that
men succeed through success; they
much ofteuer succeed through
Those who are honest and earnj
est in their honesty have no need
to proclaim the fact.
HEROES OF SEVENTY-FIVE.
r.iiseil owr our j
Li be i t v crou
, , , .i
n. at.i t .e ilo- s ,
To tell to tlio couiiti
Whili- otlicrs stood"
ruid di end.
l'n:itle to cope with
"l'w.is 1 1 . ii V.f.it tin
With niiiuirc 1'ici'i
1 ,i! e.
woes ; ;
i trouble 1
f the Old
iled lor th
Assembled, wln.e N
Allayed m tin- biiuhtnes
;ui,i heiiuty of
Coinminulini: with note
stel s above
Awoke with their echoes an anth
AssenibleU determined to shatter
That hanineied their actions and fi t
And seed to the nations all over
The n.essae that Fieedom her lla
nn . urled
lo wave o'er Coimiioia
' The land of the bravC
'Twas done: and the
.1 the home of .
tidings, b. rne
A courage that shattered the Tyrant's
And reared a Kepublic tint Iju
' To honor the "Heroes of Seventy-tiv
A Hint for the Sleepless.
Years 'Ago 1 learned i" scii
that man, woman or child shotiM
not eat anything for "thrte or lo ;i
hours befoie retiring." Did I be
lieve a word of all that ? If 1 did, I
certainly did not "live up io my
belief," for, every nighr. i i.j l,i--t
act which I pet forme I iK-tn: : in
door of my chamber t-ii.it me in
from mortals ken, wn to pnv :i
visit to a certain pnuiry, vhu;n
still lives iu my memory thec.ui
bodiment of all things toothsome ,
jat.d good, where 1 ninde such use
of my opnortuuitif s that if the
sleep that followed was not the
"sleep of the just," it certainly
was the sleep of the well fed. Now
all this does not mean that we
should become "gluttons or wine
bibbers," or even invite nocturnal
visits of our deceased grandmother
by the too free use ot mince pie,
but ir certainly does mean that to
secure good sleep we must use our
stomaens fairly, and give them
something to do, which very doing
will have a tendency to draw the
blood from the brain. If a cracker
will accomplish this, lot it be only
a cracker; if a cup of milk, see to
it that the cup of milk is forth
coming. "My child cried so iu the night 1
was afraid she would awake the
neighbors," said a mother to me.
"In despair of anything else, I gave
her a piece of bread and butter and
she sat up in bed and ate every
crumb, then lay down and slept
like a kitten," inference is that if
the mother had furnished the bread
and butter when the child retired,
its sleep would have been undis
turbed till morning.
It is but a morceau of caution,
but I beg you all to "give heed to
it, as to a light which shineth in a
dark place." Jf you would have
eleep accomplish iu you its "most
perfect word," do not go to bed
hungry. Good Housekeeping.
Buttermilk for Dyspepsia.
Bx-Congressman W. L. Scott,
who had often been urged to try
buttermilk for dyspepsia, received
a letter from an unknown friend in
New Orleans urging the same rem
dv. He tried it and cained eifftit
pounds in two weeks. He said to
the New York Press: "My New
Orleans friend, who told me he
was eighty-seven years old, had
been using the buttermilk forty
years, had 6et out a formula for
preparing the milk. You put the
buttermilk in a pan, which is set
in hot water. The milk is brought
to the boiling point, but not allowed
to boil. Then the heavy part is
skimmed off. The whey which
remains is set aside to cool. I
drank a glass of it three or four
times a day as hot as I could bear
it in my throat. After you get
used to it you will like it better
than champagne. It has a deli
cious acid taste. I have been a
great ,suft;rer for years with in
flammation of the mucous mem
brane, which caused my dyspepsia,
and this is the only thing that has
permanently helped me."
Dom Tedro in Exile.
Dom Pedro's mode of life at
present, as he informed the writer
in a recent conversation at Nice,
differs little from thafc which he
was accustomed to in Brazil.
His chief pleasure seems to be
derived from literature. His study,
which is on the second floor of the
Hotel Beau le Jour, commands a
full view of the Mediterranean, and
is embellished with handsomely
bound volumes of many of the
famous authors of ancient and
modern times. His favorite among
the latter is Victor Hugo. The
Emperor rises every morning at
G o'clock, and, after partaking of
his cafe au lait, reads the news
papers, many of which are publish
ed m various languages.
At 'J o'clock be has a genuine
Yankee breakfast, a taste and
habit he acquired while visiting
the United gtates.Ex
Newspapers for Moths.
Most housekeepers know how
invaluable newspapers are for pack
ing away the winter clothing, the
tue printing ink acting as a de
fiance to the stoutest moth, some
housewives think, as successfully
as camphor or tar paper. For this
reason, says the scientific American,
newspapers are invaluable under
the carpet, laid over the regular
The most valuable quality oi
newspapers in the kitchen, however,
is their ability to keep out the air.
It is well known that ice complete
ly enveloped in newspapers, so
that all air is shut out, will keep a
longer time than under other con
ditions; and that a pitcher of ice
water laid in a newspaper, with
the ends of the paper twisted
together to exclude the air, will re
main all night in any summer room
with scarcely any perceptible melt
ing of the ice. These facts should
be utilized of'tener than they are
in the care of the sick at night.
The man who put on his summer
underwear last week was snimng
around with a bad cold after Tues
day morning's frost. This is per
fect harmony with the laws of
gause and effect.
There is a place for everyone in
the world and out of it accor
ding to the theologians. Which
place is the burning question. i
THE ACME OF CHEAP POSTAGE.
A movement is now well
under wav in Fnodand which
contemplates the most remark-
abjQ pogtal reform thafc hag been
mooted since Sir Rowland Hill,
half a century ago proposed that
1 i is countrymen's letters should
be forwarded to any point with
in the limits of the British
Islands on the payment of a
penny, or two cents in American
money. The present demand is
that for the same fee ef a nennv
lli-j l n i. a. a -n-x-L.
leiters suaii uti sent io irtubu
colonies all over the world. As
things now are, it costs an
Englishman hve cents to send a
letter to Canada, eight cents to
Australia by the Cape of Good j
Hope route, and ten cents to ;
India bv the same roundabout !
course, To send letters by the
short route via Calais and Brin
disi, costs more, because the
French and Italian governments
between them levy a toll of two
cents per letter for the land
transit of twelve hundred miles.
We only charge on the other
hand one cent per letter for
carrying the British Australian
mails from New York to San
Francisco, a distance of three
thousand miles. What is pecu
liarly exasperating under the
existing: arrangements is the
, fact that foreign mails are car
1 ried so cheaply by English mail
1 steamers, that a Frenchman or
German can send a letter to
almost every British dependency
1 for half the fee exacted of
i an Englishmen. One London
i mercantile house is said to have
- ,-aved five hundred dollars a
I year by having its eastern cor
; tespondence posted in France,
t f course, such discrimination
l- against English trade in favor of
commercial rivals excites indig
nation, and public opinion has
lately found such peremptory
expression that Mr. Goschen, the
Chancellor of the Exchequer,
has agreed to reduce the colonial
postage charges to a uniform
rate of five cents. This conces
sion, far from satisfying the
reformers has only aroused a
more vehement agitation for the
penny or two-cent rate. Amer
icans are materially interested
iu this movement, because it is a
fundamental feature of the
programme that letters shall be
sent to the United States at the
same rate as to the colonies.
Considering, indeed, that most
of the Canadian mails are
forwarded by way of New York,
it would be absurd to charge
five cents for a letter to
New York, and only two cents
for a letter sent on hundreds of
miles further to Montreal.
John T. Abernethy,
Olive writes this to the Wil
Last night about 8 o'clock the
lightning struck the residence
of Mrs. Smith, of this place,
doing considerable damage to
the building and stunning the
inmates for a few moments. Ihe
very strangest phenomenon of
the occurrence was this the
bolt passed through a picture of
Mr. John Tolar, in a frame on
the mantel piece, demolishing
the frame entirely, but leaving
on the picture the well-defined
photograph of an ansrel with
outstretched wings overshadow
owing Mr. Tolar's head, the arm
encircling his neck and the right
hand holding a beutiful boquet
ot flowers. Ihe picture or the
1 anerel is
almost as distinct and
clear as the photograph itself
and the expression of the face
mav be plainly seen. The whole
attitude of the celestial visitor,
togetner witn the smile upon
the face seems to suggest to the
benolder the idea ot protection
and benediction, while the dark
line of tho lightnings journey
along the cardboard, turning
aside just above the smiling face
or Mr. lolar in the picture and
passing off to the left seems to
suggest the idea that the bolt
had been turued aside by the
protecting wings. The picture
is on exhibition at the store of
Mr. J. R. Smith and has been
the cause of quite a sensation
The explanation of the phe
nomenon is that the picture of
the angel was on the back of
another photograph that was
near the picture of Mr. Tolar
Yet the strangeness of the coin
cidence has struck everybody,
and most of us have understood
the feeling of the old negress
this morning, who being shown
the picture said, "I tell you dat's
something to pray over" The
afiair has caused considerable
excitement and comment.
While Mr. Dyer gives more than
half his book to the four Senators,
Calhoun, Clay, JJenton and Web
ster, he also sketches very enter
tainingly Sam Houston, Jefferson
Davis John P. Hale, Stephens A.
Donglas, Simon Cameron, A. H.
Stephens, and Hannibal Hamlin,
who is the only survivor of the
Senate of 1848. He went to Wash
ington with a horror of Calhoun,
but became completely captivated
by his personal charm, and learned
his political discourse. Benton's
amnsing weaknesses, especially his
self-conceit, are exhibited, together
with his gladiatorial strenght.
The chapter on Henry Clay fitly
sketches its fascinating subject and
conveys important political history.
The langnage of encomium is taxed
to describe the powers of Webster,
while his moral weakness is not
concealed. No reader with a
spark of .interest in our political
history, having begun the perusal
of this book will be willing to leave
How a Young Man Can Become No
body. Theodorejlioosevelt says there is a
class, our leisure class, already
important and steadily growing in
size. Whether its growth shall
make it a curse or a blessing to the
nation depends npon the use to
which its members pat their leisure.
If leisure is understood to mean
idleness, then the evidence of
every man possessing it is simply
an evil. It is not only sad, but it
is altogether pitiable and con
temptible to see a young man con
tent himself with becoming a haun
ter of clubs, an authority on the
race track, or, perchance, even a
potential leader of the "four
imndred." The instant any one
makes oat of pnre amusement the
serious pursuit of his life, he sinks
himself far below the level of his
own groom or footman.
THE TWO INVASIONS.
A. II. EI.LWOOO.
I sat by my grate in the jlo.-iinin.
AdcI I dreamed of the things far away;
And my fancy inr hneknanl wi-nt roani
To liiemorien lost many a day.
I heard the mad rii.ih of the battle ;
The trampling of thousands of men :
1 heard the tierce musketry's rattle.
The death -shrieks ol' thousands again.
As before eanie the. reat armies soutl -ward,
Filling this fair Southern lunil.
1 saw them with cannon and rille,
1 saw them with saber in hand.
Tlieycame from Katahdin's dark summit,
They came from the Green Mountain
From the cold granite peaks ol' Mt.
From Ontario's . lorm-di iven tide.
From the hol-liaiinted hills of the
From Connecticut's beautiful stieum;
They came on with war's wildest clamor,
They cune with the torches' red gleam.
From the banks of the beautiful river.
I From the iJcIawarc's broad-rolling tide,
l From the wild, rocky shores of Superior,
j And Michigan's pine crested side.
They came like a mad, rushing torrent
Of llame, that rolled higher and
: They poured through each pass in these
And Idled every villi y with fire.
: And they met with a welcome riirht
For up from each hillside aud .tieam;
I From the banks of the noble JNivannah,
To. the cloud wreaths on Vonah that
From the rice lields of fair Carolina,
To the banks of the broad Itio (irande,
They poured forth tin- ansv. i in j- wi 1
come - warnoi with ii;le in hand !
And the sons of the Northland and
Then learned they were one common
That the heioes -ho won at Kind's
Had brothers who r -.-scd Tienton't.
Then heie in the hills of the 1'iedtnoiit,
The Sisters of Fate set their loom,
And they -wove from the -moke, wreaths
The web of our destiny 's Doom.
They wove in the clouds above Lookoiu,
At Kesacn, on Kennesaw s crest;
With fire and blood they wove swiftly,
But their shuttle flew never so fast
As when the fierce flames wrapped
And she sank in the rirey blast.
They wove on the dark Chicnmitna
Ihe sail veil ol the luver of Death
Where Thomas met shock after shock,
And breasting alone the wild battle,
field firm as the surf-beaten rock.
They wove in the ten ib'e w ilderness,
Which shook with the rifle's breath ;
In the hills of Spottsylvauia,
Where Gordon, fjrim giant of war.
Broke lino alter line of the foemen.
As though aimed with the hammer of
At his side rode the Fa; us aud wove
As, leading his Spartan band;
On the banks of the Appomattox
lie made the last desperate siand;
When foot-sore, and liuugry aud fainting.
With hardly n remnant of life.
Each one 'gainst a thousand cliai j-iiii; ;
He closed in a halo of glory
The scenes of that terrible strife.
This I saw as 1 sat in the gloaming.
As I dreamed of the times passed
As my fancy went far backward roaming
To the scenes of that long ago dav.
This I saw in my mind '. But I wakened,
And marvelled at all in that dream:
And I gazed on today with amazemeut
As I thought of the past I had seen.
As before, I saw great armies marching
Heard the trampling of thousands of
fi'Mii the Northland they came march
Then laces turned southward again.
Thoy came from tLe wild Androseoggiu
They came from tho Merrimac's shore
From the wierd, winding dells of the
From Niagara's echoing roar.
They caine from the Common at Boston
From Harvard's calm, classic vetreat,
From the beautiful shades of Wechaw
And Chicago's Ioiilt, nniaie lined
They came from the frozen Dakotas,
From Iowa's wide-rolling plain,
From the banks of the calm-llowin
They came to the southland again.
And they met with a welcome right
Again from each mountain aud vale
From the slopes of the far reaching
To Florida's evergreen dales;
From the battle-scared summit of Look
From the hills of the Uiver of Gold,
Outstretched came the right hand of
To greet the lierce foemen of old.
No uniforms wore they no war banners
But armed with the spindle and loom,
With the plow-shares and level the
hammer and bevel,
Again they write destiny's doom.
Again in the hills of the Piedmont
The Sisters of Fate weave their spell :
They weave thera the fate of the nation
And their shuttle flies swiftly and well
They weave not in Battle's wild clamor.
Mid tho smoke of the cannon aud
But they weave to the stroke of the
The sound of the engineer's bell.
'Mid the rattle and whir of tho knitters,
The clangor of iron and steel ;
'Mid the grind of the saw and the planer,
The buzz of the swift turning wheel;
They weave of the great golden future
Ot the cities that are yet to be.
Of the countless thrones aud the happy
Fro'u these mountains way down to
nd here, in this fair Tallapoosa.
Whose towers now pieicing the sky,
Almost like the halls of Alladin,
In a night, have risen on high.
Here the North and tho South meet
Audioining their ranks in the light,
Wage war 'gainst the powers of Nature,
With wealth as the prize of their
From the riches she guards in these
The iron, the marble, the irold,
From the life in her health-giving foun
Like that of DeLeon of old.
From the bounteous yield of her harvests
Of cotton, of corn and of wine,
We will gather and offer a bumper
To be pledged in the juice of the vine.
We will pledge to the Laud of the
Which leacheth from sea unto sea.
From the icebergs that circle the North
To the tepid waves of the Carribee.
Firm woven and knitted together.
Cemented by faith and by blood;
One land, one race, one destiny.
One heart, one heaven, one God.
"Do you read mindsjust as yon
would a book!" aiked Howell Gib
"Sometimes," returned the mind
reader: "in your cases I'd read it
just as I would a paragraph."
You Take No Risk
In buying Hood's Sarsaparilla, for it is
everywhere recognized as the standard
building-up medicine and blood puri
fier. It has won its way to the front by
its own intrinsic merit, and has the
largest sale of any preparation of its
kind. Any honest druggist will con
firm this statement. If you decide to
take Hood's Sarsaparilla do not be in
duced to buy anything else instead.
Be sure to get Hood 'e. 4
CLISG TO HOME.
How often we may notice that
on the death of the head of the
family, the. remaining members
of that household sell or lease
that house that has so long been
their home, disposo of the furni
ture ir pack it away and sally
forth into the world out of the
safeguard of their long abiding
place to seek their fortune or
their pleasures, or to change the
scene unci vary the old monotony,
as if for the first time they now
had a chance to gratify heart's
wishes long forbidden.
v eary of close confinement
in tne fiome ot long standing;
weary of restraint at the hand
that now holds the reins no
more: weary of possible pen
ury which withheld a thousand
wished for gratifications, or of
just as possible extravagance
that threatened to waste all the
family possessions; weary, pos
sibly, of the cares and labors of
housekeeping, or weary with
heart sick weariness of the walls
that have been witnesses with
them of the sights and scenes of
sickness and suffering and death
the wife, the daughters leave
that homo of years and depart
on their travels, or to try the
seductive charms of hotel life,
or the life of the private boarder,
which every one but the private
boarder fancies to be such a
happy one. And the old house is
left to itself or to strangers, and
the family that had a home is
homeless. From that time hence
forth those women live not in
rooms with chests oi drawers
and cupboards and closets and
wardrobes, but in their trunks
lifting out tray after tray for the
sake of a pin or a handkerchief.
Instead of the liberty of a
house, they are cramped into a
room, usually a single one, or at
most but two rooms. Instead of
tho exercise of as much hospi
tality as they choose, they have
to ask a landlady's permission
for a cup of tea to a guest
and they find all the other
boarders entertaining their
guest as if the guest were com
mon property. Instead of
privacy there" is publicity; the
manifestation of their every
emotion is scanned by curious
and nearly indifferent eyes,
commented on, conclusions
drawn and gossip created. And
when sickness comes, and when
death comes, can the thought of
dreariness and desolateness go
farther than the scope afforded
either for the victim or the
survivors, and that in spite of
the kindest intentions and best
efforts on the part of those who
conduct the inn,or what answers
for the inn, or any of its de
partments? Part with laud, with jewels,
part with heir-looms, keepsakes,
treasures, but keep the house so
long as the sticks and timbers
hold together, It is a strong
hold; it is a castle, however poor
and old. It is not merely that
"be it ever so .humble, there's no
place like home," but that it is
home, the single spot where one
reigns, where one is unfettered
and fully one's self, where one
is at large liberty, where one
exists satisfied with the natural
love of kin if other love is denied
one, a place to retire and with
draw in. to feel safety and pro
tection in, to live in and at last
to die in.
A Jersey Weathtr Prophet.
Writing) to the New York World
he says: Last spring the farmers
throughout this section planted
their crops and confidently-looked
forward to a dry summer, and they
were encouraged in this belief by
Signal Service officers who stated
that we bad received more than
the usual amount of warm wet
weather; therefore to make np the
general average we should have a
cool dry summer. I make no claim
as a weather prophet. I simply
claim that 1 have discovered an
important law, and by the opera
tion of this law the elements are
concentrated, storms are formed
and the direction in which they are
to move are indicated.
For it is a wellknown facl that
sometimes storms advance towards
us from the South aud Southwest
and at other times they advance
from the Northwest, and by apply
ing this law I can tell months in
advance in which direction storms
will travel. And as they move
across our continent the winds
and temperatures are suddenly
And now I desire that my discove
ry should be utilized to the ad
vantage of the farmer, and I have
written to the Hon. Jeremiah Husk
Secretary of Agriculture, request
ing him to appoint a committee of
inquiry, and I would carefully and
scientifically demonstrate my dis
covery. The same law controls the
weather throughout the world, and
every year we read of thousands of
people starving in certain parts of
the world bec.iuse of distressing
Next year this section will be visit
ed by a droughf, extending from
Atlantic oast to the Ohio Val'ey,
and continuing from April to July,
while West of the Ohio Valley
heavy rains will prevail. And the
wheat crops of the great Northwest
will be a failure for the year of
I give this early notice so that
the farmers east of the Ohio Valley
might prepare to sow wheat ezten
sively, and they will obtain good
prices. The weather will continue
very wet in this section this whole
season, and from the 28th of June
till the 4th of July intensely hot,
sultry weather will prevail with
violent thunder-storms, clearing np
cool and bright on the 5th.
A. J. Dk Voe, Meteorologist.
Uackensack, N. J., June 25th,
Napoleons Knowledge of Civil Law.
Durine the long and difficult
discussions in drawing np the Code
Napoleon, French jurists and
statesmen were astonished at the
familiarity shown by the emperor
with the principles of lioman law.
He told them, one day, that when
he was a young lieutenant, he was
sent to solitary confinement for
some slight breach of discipline.
'The room had no furniture, only
an old chair and a dusty cupboard,
n which I found one ponderous.
musty, worm eaten volume. It was
a Digest of the Roman Law. In
those ten days of my imprisonment
had nothing else to do but to
become saturated with Justinian
and the words of Roman legislators
and judges. Thus I acquired my
knowledge of the principles of the
Happiness consists in being hap
py there is no particular rule for
In pursuance to a call of the
Democratic Executive Committee,
the Democrats met in convention
at Trenton Jones county Saturday,
July the 5th, at 2 o'clock. The
convention was called to order by
Mr. Samuel Hudson, chairman
Democratic Executive Committer
cxplmued the object of the
meeting unci canea Mr. E. F.
Sanderson to aetaa tem portry chair
man and K. F. Foscne secretary.
On motion, the temporary or
ganization was made permanent.
A committee of one from each
towDsbip was appointed on rule
and resolutions. The committee
consisted of the following gentle
men: Cyrus Foseue, Samuel Hud
eon, J. O. Parker, Lewis Kiuk,
Edgar liouse, Dr. F. A. Whitaker,
C. H. Foy, L. A- Haywood. While
the committee was out P, M. Pear
sail was called and responded In a
short speech, urging harmony and
well suited for the occasion. The
committee reported through its
secretary, Mr. muel Hudson, the
following resolutions which were
unanimously adopted :
Resolved 1, That we intend to do
our whole duty during the coming
campaign as Democrats, and that
we will support the principle of
the Democratic party.
Eesolved 2, That we are in favor
of the repeal oi the tax on
chartered by the State.
Resolved 3, That we are in faror
of free and unlimited coinage of
Resolved 4, That we are in favor
of the real estate of the United
States being owned by naturalized
citizens of the government of the
Resolved 5, Believing in the doc
trine of equal rights to all and
special privileges to none, and that
taxation, National or State, shall
not be used to build np one interest
or class at the expense of another,
we believe that the money of the
country should be kept as mnoh a
possible in the hands of the people,
and hence we ask that all revenue,
national, State or county, shall be
limited to the necessary expenses
OI me government. fr-.nnrmirnllv
and honestly administered.
A committee of two Ironi each
township was aoDointed to lutlert
delegates to represent the county
in the different conventions. Tha
delegates reported by the committee
ana elected by the convention are
as follows :
H. C. Foscue. P. M. Peara&lL
Isaac Brock. II. F. Brown. Dr. F.
Isaac Brown, Lewis Bynom, J.
W. Mallard, J. C. Hawkins. L. A.
Haywood, A. P. Barrow, J. J.
Simmons, H. C. Koonce, L. Dilla-
nunt, Dr. F. A. Whitaker, W, B.
Isler, June Stephenson, P. M
Pearsall, Jas. F. White, W. 8. Oox)
Cyrus Foscne, Lewis Bynum, J.
B. Banks, J. F. White, John Par
ker, B. F. Henderson. Lewis King,
John W. Wooten, Benj. Brock.
P. M. Pearsall, T. O. Whitaker,
Lnther King, Isaac Brown, J. E.
Harrison, c. H. Foy, W. B. Isler,
The following gentlemen were
elected Democratic Executive
Committee for the County.
James B. Stanley, Chairman,
Samnel Hudson, K. F. Foscne, J.
O. Parker, F. M. Dixon, Dr. F. A.
Whitaker, L. E. Duffy, Benjami
K. F. Foscue, K. R, Hay, J. B.
Dr. C. J. Mattocks, B. F. Hender
son, J. M. Henderson, W. W.
Pollock, W. H. Mallard, R. B.
Claytor, N. J. Learry, G. O. Noble,
F. M. Dixon, James E. Gray,
Artemus Haskins. L. E, Duffy, F.
B. Becton, 8. Hudson.
The Convention then called on
that well known and talented gen
tleman Hon. F. M. Simmons who
entertained the Convention . for
about an hour with force, truth,
and conviction. " "
On motion the New fierce Jour
nal was requested to publish
these proceedings. The Conven
tion then ndjonrned.
Ed-wahd F. Sandkeson, Ch'm.
K. F. Foscue, Seo'y.
As God has made it our datv to
do good to others, so He takes
carenn His providence to fnrnlsb
us with opportunities for It. r
A troublesome akin dlf aw
caused me to cratch for ten
months, and haa been Aired tnr
a lew days use of S. 8. 8.
M. H. Wolft,
Upper Marlboro, ltd.
I was cured several years ago of
white swelling in my leg by the use of
8. 8. 8., and have had no symptoms of
any return of the disease. Many prom
inent physicians attended me and all
failed, but 8. 8. S. did the work.
Paul W. Kjuxfatbick.
Johnson City, Ten.
Treatise on Blood Skin Disease
Bwift Specific Co.,
K. R, JONES,
HEAVY AND LIGHT
Lorillard and Gail & Ax Snufi
Sold at manufacturer'' prices.
Dry Goods & notions.
Full stook and larg assortment.
Prioea aa low aa the lowest.
Call and examine my stock.
Sash, Doors&nd Blinds
Plaster and Hair,
And aU kinds of
At Lowest Prices.
L. H. CTJTLEB,
NEW BERNE, N. O,
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