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DURHAM, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1896. ESTABLISHED 1820 The Has Been " "Vanity of vanities; all is vani- - ty, saith the preacher." What is more pitable to behold than a "Has Been,"- in public life? i Here is a young man lured into politics He has been quite successful la business. He has married well. Children have been born, unto him. Hi home life is . happy. There seems to be noth ing more for him to desire.; ( j y. . In an evil moment,ays the New York Mercury, he is tempted to enter the political arena. ; He gets elected to the : legislature. He makes a hit. He thinks there is a great future before him, lie sees looming up a seat in the national house of representatives, beyond that the senatorial toga. In his wildest dre ms he gets a . misty view of the white house. He has won bis first inning. Now for the second. He, is sent to congiess. One term follows an other. At last he secures a seat in the senate. He is there for six years. He can eat in the senate restaurant. He can frank his let-te-s. ut can ride on free passes. - Life is all sunshine and roses. But at last the turning down time comes. m , , . , . He is told to get off of the perch. ' If he does not get off he is shoved off. For twelve or fifteen years be has neglected business. . He has forgotten everything use ful that he ever knew. He , has made no provision for old age. '' All that is left him is dignity and be has no money to maintain that He is nothing but a poor old "Has Been." Six months after he steps down from his estate nobody knows him or cares about him. The world ' ' has rushed past him. Other tools are etgerly pursuing the pathway that he trod.'' ', That pathway leads to the same goal disappointment... ",' .Such isji p'it:cal , career, for fnety nine out of a hundred who follow it Every state in the Union has its fall quota of ex-governors, ex senators and ex-congressmen, ; whom everybody has , forgotten or, if anybody doea remember, he cares nethlng for the. They are ciphers in the community. Owing to the swift rotation in oflice out in the extreme Wes tern States these ex-statesmen are very numerous, and they are al ways cursed with longevity Very little or no satisfaction is to be got out of a political career in this great republic of ours. The worst of the whole matter ' is that almost every man, wheth er he has brains or not, thinks he is a born statesman. Many such there are who prove the truth of the old adage: "Fools step in where angels fear to tread." ' Congress is full of just such fools. , But wait a few months or years, and they will be relegated to the great army of "Has Beens,' ',, tnd there will be none so poor as to do them reverence. Their great ' luture will be all behind them. Tha Meat Paneaaa. - Lames L, Francis, alderman, Chicago, says. I regard Dr. King's New Discovery as an Ideal Panacea for coughs, colds and lung complaints, having used it In my family for the last five years, Ut the exclusion of physicians pre scriptions or other preparations." Rev.' John Burgus, Keokuk, Iowa, writes: "I have been minister of the Methodist Episco pal church for 50 years or more, and have never found anything so beneficial, or that gave. me such speedy relief as Dr. King's New Discovery." Try this Ideal Cough Remedy now. Trial bottles free at It, Black nail & son's drugstore TniLewiston (Mo.) Journa ays a Bangor merchant set 1 trap for mice In bis room, and woke up to find- that he bad made a captive. So bad , the mouse.' He was a veritable Diogenes, and finding that be couldn't get out, and the night terjr cold, be reached out gripped a sock, and hauled it , I through a small bole in the y trap, making a nest of it. . Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report . BRUNSWICK STEW. When the originator of, that now popular ana lamous aisn known as Brunswick Stew was asked for a recipe to make it, after mentioning some, twenty different ngredients, he added, ; "and any other kiud of meats or vegetables you may happen to have around," If he had lived till to-day he would probably have named his dish, more aptly, "Politics.'' Cer tainly the parties of to-day have as many elcmei's.creeds, dogmas, isms and other discordant ingre dients, stewed up iu one conglom erate, unrecognizable heterogenius mass as ever boiled in an iron pot or soiled a pewter bowl. Think of it Gold Democrats, Silver Democrats, Tariff Demo crats, Bond Democrats, Free Sil ver Republicans, Cold Republi cans, free trade Republicans, anti and income tax Republicans and Domocrats.Fusion Republicans, Fusion-Populists,Straigbt ticket Populists and others too numerous to mention. Everything so mixed that when a- man says he belongs to this party or that, it will take him a half hour to ex Democrat I plain what sort of a republican or Populist be is, for there are sorts enough to go round. Such is the mystification to the .1 average man, who has a natural curiosity to know what part of the stew be is getting, whether chicken or crow, be is very much disposed to decline the dish, and confine himself to plain corn bread and Vied meat, something he can un derstand, and that bis stomach can digest For this reason party bossU m is not as pjtcut as of yore. THE CUBAN QUESTION. The fighting continues in Cuba, with apparent brightening pros- cts for the Insurgents. Mean while our Congress and the Presi dent are having some little unpleasantness .as to what they are going to do about it Un questionably Cuba should be free, but whether the United States should assume the role of God- futhcr and guaidian to every waif of the ocean at the expense of ruptured commercial relations, and war with half of Europe is what our statesmen differ about One thing is pretty evident; if we are going to recognize Cuba at all, we should do so at once A dead Cuban will render no thanks, and the live ones, if un recognized In trouble will scorn our offers of help when they do longer need it We never knew before this crisis that a neutral lower was expected to act as spy and police as this country has done for Spain; but, this country seems to have gotten in the wrong road on several trips lately. Those people np at W ashington were sect there to attend to these matters and they should do it If they are afraid, of tho politica effect of tackling the tariff and the financial problem if these issues are to lw side-tracked, let them al least dispone of the Cuban ques tion. We Owe Nothing to Spain." Rev. Thomas Dixon, Jr., New York, who is a North- Caro linian, in the prelude to bis ser mon delivered lost Sunday spoke of the duty this country owed to Cuba, He said "I want to congratu late the bouse of representatives a Washington and the United States OWnrsfl 1 1; PUKE senate on the noble stand they have taken in the behalf of the oppressed in the island of Cuba. Congress has risen to its duty as the representatives of the . people, but it has not gone far enough. I believe that the time has come to recognize the independence of the island of Cuba. This nation owes such an act to its history. Its cardinal principle has been li berty, and upon liberty this nation is founded. s , . ( "I believe that the mass of the American people agree that the independence of Cuba should be recognized by this nation. "We owe nothing to Spain ex cept diplomatic courtesy. Be tween a Bourbon dynasty and the flag of stars and stripes there is eternal warfare.'; Mr. Dixon closed by saying he would like to hear Patrick Henry speak on the seizure of filibusters by the order of the state depart ment and to hear Daniel Webster on the constitutional questions raised. Hen That Sings. J. W. Walker of McConnells- !ilIe' P h& "mM? UCU. XtUUjr, H BUD IO tttllCHJ, ID a genuine Plymouth Rock fowl, and she has taken more than one prize foi the purity of her breed and other good qualties. What is not generally known about her is that she sings. As soon ns Rub bears the sound of the piano she will start on the run from wherever she may be and scamper up the steps and enter the house by door or window, as opportunity offers. She is a great pet with the only child of the family, and if the little girl wishes for ber company, or wL-.hes to display Ruby's talents, she will take ber up on the piano stool beside ber, where from that much prized position Ruby will bold forth. She will roll her bead from side to side, croak and croon, sometimes softly, sometimes loudly, but always following the music, and apparently with rapture at her own perform' ance. Nor is she soon tired of singing, either. She will keep it up as long as the accom panist is willing to play, and even after a lengthy performance re tires reluctantly. Philadelphia Times. Death Held the Reins. Jersey Citt, March 12. Policeman Wilcox noticed a beer wagon end team of horses standing still in the car tracks on West Side avenue yesterday morning. The driver was sit ting upright on bis seat. The policeman yelled to the driyer to move on. The driver paid no heed. Then he threatened to arrest him, but the teamster did not move. Officer Wilcox became angry, jumped upon the driver's seat and preceeded to yank tho man oft to the station house for al lowing his team to obstruct the street. Then the officer was horrified to find that he v as ar resting a corpse. The driver had died of apoplexy. He was Joseph Ziegler of Newark. According to tho Salisbury World. Greensboro has an other sensation in high life a wife too intimate with another man. If white caps are to be tolerated under any circum stances, they should adminis ter punishment to the wretch who invades the sanctity 0; anothers homo and hopelessly wrecks the peace of husband and wife. r 11 1 1 She Died for Love. . Wilkesbaere, Pa., March 12. Lena Hill was the name given by a pretty lassie from Wyom- ing county who registered at the Luzerne House Tuesday evening. From appearance sne was attired . as a bride. She told the proprietor of the hotel that she had missed the only train for her home ar.d would have to remain over until morn ing. In the morning there was a strong odor of gas coming from the girl's room. The door wa broken open and tthe was found on the bed unconscious;, Two notes' and the photograph of a man were found on the bureau. One of the notes was addressed to Lena's mother,' asking her forgiveness for taking her life, and the other was a request that 'Abe's" photograph be buried with her. ' 'Abe'' is . believed to be the girl's lover. The girl's right name is not Hill, but Ellston. ,She is still alive this morning, although the physicians have no hope of her recovery. M'Klnley Captures Georgia- Atlanta, Ca, March, 12 The McKinley forces have prac . tically captured tho Georgia vote in the National Republican Convention. Eight of the tsloven congressional districts have acted so far and of the sixteen delegates chosen, thirteen are. according to the statement of E Buck, chairman of the state " executive committee, pledged to McKinley, the other three being for Reed. The first, seventh and eleventh dis tricts have not acted. Home-maid Philosophy- Luv iz thconly, diseze you kin cure bi neglekt. Life is a fuleure nljitu . them whoo air purely selfish. God repented that he had ever 1 mm. ? .. maid man, ana 101s uv wimmen jine in with him on that store. Darwin sez men use tu be munkies; if that is so the change seems tu konsist cheefly iu havin uv a shorter tale and less sents. Thare iz lots nv people whoi wurship God that don't let it in terfeer with enny, munny niakin' kkem tha hav on hands. It don't maik enny differents whair a man parts hiz hair jist so he keeps hiz bed Ievell. Thare air several waze tu git offis, but the shortest kut and the one most used iz but bi square to- delyin'. The most sublime faith inhu manity iz eggsibeted bi the "mi daddy wuz" demokrats still stikin tu the party. Tolisy politix" iz only only a thin eckskuse fur takin a short kut tu git the salerize. If a man wants tu ware old cloze let him buk agin the powers that be. War iz a kontest between fules so that the raskels kin divide the plunder. The wize poHHshun iz the feller what kin talk the most and sa the lecst. Flattery iz sumtbing yon rub on fules to git them tu du what you wood be ashamed tu du your self. A nftm kin be billin over with reliein and not hav a snck of Kristchianity. A' hen whoo punsists in usin uv the nest aig tu set on mite be turned a single plaker. Tobe Spilkins in Morgan's Buzzsaw. Tnsmost definite answer to a letter from a constituent was sent last week by a Western Congressman to a friend who proposed to ship a car load of horses to Washington city. It was: "The people ride bycicles, the street cars are run by elec tricity, the government is run by Jackasses, and there is no sale for horses In Washington." Tho horses went to Qoldsboro. English Aid For Italy. St. Peteksbtjrg, March 13. Persistent reports are circulat ing to the effect that England will give financial support to Italy. V ' . Apropos to thU subject the STovosti says: '.'England may aid Italy, in order herself to keep a better hold on Egypt." Tho Viedomosti expresses alarm at the fact that the Japanese have given largt orders for building war ships It says that Russia must rous? herself and build to the amt extent. A Direct Vote. Washington, March 13. At a full meeting of the committee on privileges and election today, Sen ator Mitchell, chairman of the committee was authorized to re port his joint resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United States providing foi the election of United States Sen ators, by a direct vote of the peo ple'. Senator Mitchell was also authorized to prepare the report of the committee. The joint resolu tion and report w ill be submitted to the senate in a few days. The vote in committee was five to four in favor of the amendment three republicans and two democrats voting in the affirmative .'.nd two republicans . and two democrats against. , ' McDowell county has the meanest man on earth, un doubtedly, in the person of Pink Carver, who is now in' jail for kicking his C-yearold child to death. He sent her after wood in the yard: she was not quick enough to please him and be attacked her like a brute. He went out after a whip when she crept into the yard and feel dead on the wood pile. Such a mean, degraded, contemptible scoundrel, as this man should not be allowed to breath thi breath of life. He should be dealt with as we would deal with any other vicious animal. Gladstone's Pudding. Shelley once blurted out that pudding was a prejudice, but according to a contemporary, which tells the following ex citinjr storr, Mr. Gladstone merely regards the habit of eat icg it too hot as a prejudice "One'day, not long ago, he was going for a drive into Chester after luncheon. His pudding was very hot, so he went away from the table, chanced his ch tbes, got ready for the drive and came back and finished his pudding, thus saving the ten minutes during which his pudding cooled!" Chicago Chronicle. New York proposes to put stop to her rich heiresses going abroad as the wives of bankrupt noblemen without paying for that privilege. A bill has been drawn, and will be introduced in the New Legislature this week, levying a lax upon the dowries of all women marrying foreign noblemen in the State, or having doweries paid out of the revenues of property in this State. The tax is to twenty five per cent, of the total amount of the dowery, and the revenue thus secured are to be devoted to founding manual labor schools for women throughout the State, am! for building and maintain homes for aged women. As tub sword of the best tempered metal is most flexible so the truly eenerous are most nliat and courteous in thoir be havkr to their inleriors. Fuller. It May do as Much for You Mr. Fred Miller, of Irving, III. wrius that he had a severe kidney trouble for many wars, with se vere pains in his back and alH that his bladder was affected. He tried many so called kidney cures but without any good result. About a year ago he began use of Electric Bitters and round relief at once, Klectric Bitters is especially adapted to cure of all kidney and liver troubles and often gives al-i most instant rcliet. One trial wi prove our statement. Trice $i. and $1. At R. Dlacknall & Son's , drug store. GOTO THE HEADQUARTERS FOR LOW GASH PRICES. liuy your Dixie Plows and Plow Castings, Hoes and Farming Tools from a man who knows good tools by ex perience Having served his apprenticeship on the farm, lie knows what suits the farmers. A dollar saved is a dollar made. 2,000 bushels White and Black Seed Oats at rock bottom prices. 100 barrels eed Irish Potatoes going low down. 700 barrels Flour bought before the advance. 1 Come to see me before you buy your goods. Your Friend, W. H. PROCTOR, The Money Question Again. The question of the hour is the question of dollars. Men who own gold mines want the standard to be a single gold dollar. Men who own tilver mines want the standard to be silver. Men who own both gjold and silver mines (there are only a few of us left) want a gold and silver standard. We've got a sirheme. Why not make our dollars out of rubber? That's a great scheme. Then they'll stretch. It's pretty hard to make a five dollar bill stretch over a ten Jollar purchase, and even we can't do that for for you, but until they make rubber dollars we'll come nearer to it than any store you know of. We'll stretch one dollar fifty cents so it will cover an all-wool knee-pants suit worth a dollar more. We'll stretch five dollars in common silver money so it will cover a splendid all wool fancy Cassimere Suit to fit young men up to 19 years worth $7.50 (the suit, not the young men.) We'll stretch 6.00 ' over a suit for men that ought to cost you $8.50 and it would if this store wasn't here. We'll stretch your money. We'll make you think its made out of rubber. Pee if we don't. W. A. SLATER CO. .. Carrington's 40 JgW The Styles Best to i8yff styles Mmm, and Select Lowest From. 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