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Home Talent Always
"TliisAiiQUs o'er th8 people's rights No soothing strains of Maia'sson
Doth an eternalvigilkoep; Can lull its hundred eyes to sleep."
' - ' 1 : : ; " 1 ' " "
A little book with here and there a leaf
Turned at some tender passage, how
it seems
To rpeak to me, to fill my soul with
Sweet as first lore, and beautiful, though
Hern was her glory, on this page her
For tears have stained it, here the
sunlight streams,
And there the stars withheld from
her their beams.
And sorrow sought her . white soul like
a thiell
And here her name, and as I breathe
the sweet,
Soft syllables, a presence in the room
Sheds a rare radiano ; but I may not
The yellowed leaves are fluttering at my
The light is gone, and I, l st in the
Weep like a woman o'er this little
Atlanta Constitution.
How the Plan Is Working.
The Richmond Times has the
following as to the campaign of
the People a party m the otatc
where it haB perhaps most fully
developed itself:
"General Weaver and Mj
Field have been actively stumping
in Arkansas, and it is said that the
Republicans ol that State have
agreed to withdraw their State
ticket to be voted for the first Mon
day of November and Tftte with
the Third party if the latter will
agree to cast their vote for the Re'
publican presidential electors in
November. What advantage this
fusion would be to Weaver and
Field except to aid them in doing
what they are in reality trying to
do defeat the Southern Derooc
racy in the interests of Radicalism
and the force bill it is hard to
Why, what difference, so far as
results are concerned, will there be
between Arkansas and North Caro
lina when the issue i decided on
the day of election? Whether the
effect of the persuasive powers of
(Japt. .Laves on the leaders in
Washington (as graphically told in
our yesterday's special from that
city ) is strong enough to compel a
straight out Republican ticket, or
the ''fusion" views ot Mr. Thomas
Settle at last bring forth fruit
who doubts that the end and aim
of it all is to defeat the Cleveland
ticket in North Corolina?
Not the successive steps which
Bntler and other adherents ot
Weaver have takeu to bring them
selves and the motley organization
which they have managed to bud.,
die together to this point. It has
been ninety days since the presi
dent of the State Farmers' Alliance
was avowing himseif a Duinoorat,
and Democratic newspapers
through u the State wcre credul
ous enough to copy, with coidial
commendation, an aditorial from
his newspaper in which he conjuri
cd his friends to do nothing to im
peril the success of the Democratic
State and connty tickets; only two
or three months back the Progres
sive Farmer solemnly declared
that we could not afford to risk ne
gro supremacy agan and now
Bntler is as bitter an enemy of the
Democracy ol his native State as
the most blatant carpet bag Kadi
cal of the days of reconstruction
calling for a "fight between the
town and country" and ringing
the alliterative changes on "ballots
and bullets," while the Progres
sive Farmer raises the black bag,
gets its coffins ready and warns us
of "funerals."
But all this will avail nothing.
The country was never more tbor
oughly aroused than it is to-day.
As the campaign proceeds it will
be truly a "campaign cf educa
tion," in which the masses of the
white voters of the South will be
shown clearly where rests the rc
responsibility for pernicious Iegiss
lation or the lack of salutary legis
lation; how great are the dangers
to the South of dividing their
strength, and how truly, faithfully
and honestly the national Demo"
eratic party has labored to give
them relief, in both houses of Con
grces, for wrongs suffered and bur
dens borne. Charlotte Observer.
George William Curtis,
Alihough the death of George
William Curtis was not unex
pected, the announcement yester
day that he had pa6eed away cre
ated profound sorrow in all intelli
gent circles. He was one of the
grandest of ali the varied grand
characters of inodera. American
growth. With all the refined and
delectable tastes of the accomp
plished scholar, be was one of the
most practical and forceful of onr
dieputants in politics and in all the
nomen tons controversies relating
to popular government.
In politics Mr. Curtis was the
most unique of leaden and at the
same time one of the most potent.
He never sought rffice ;he declined
many, proffered political honors,
and it is doubtful whether his gen
eration produced' another who was
his equal in . commanding the - re
epect of the thoughtful people of
the country. He was always hon
est; always sensible; always earn
est; always the purest and the
most incisive of our publicists, and
he was equally impressive in sanc
turn or forum.
Unlike most fcholarly men, Mr.
Curtis was unflagging iu his inter
est in political affairs. It was his
speech in the Republican National
Convention of 1860 that made the
convention amend its platform af
ter its report from committee, and
bronght the then new Republican
party to the most distinct and man
ly declaration of its aims; . and
from that t.me nutil 1884, when he
last appeared in a National Con
vention to protest against the pro
stitution of a great party to the
spoilsman's commands, he was fre
quently the leading representative
of his city in both State and Na
tional Conventions. It is entirely
safe to eay that no one man of his
time so profoundly impressed his
scrupulous integrity upon our po
litical system as did Mr. Curtis.
Such a man's death is an un
speakable national calamity. There
are many other able and upright
ment who are ready to do for the
right as he did; but there was only
ore George William Curtis, and
his death leaves a wide gap in the
ranks of American greatness that
must long remain unfilled.-PhUa.
A Growing Evil.
A growing evil of the day and
one that cannot be too severely re
buked is the tendency of young
southern romance and character
sketch writers to caricature their
own people both in the matter of
dialect and in description of man
ners, customs, and sentiment.
Whcu we pick up a book by a
southern man in which this tend
ency is manifested we are shut up
to the conclusion that cupidity
rather than love of letters has
been the inspiration. There can
be but one object in such departure
from truth, such prostitution of
talent, and such sacrifice of pride
ot birth and heritage, and that is
the despicable one of making
money by pandering to a northern
greed for everything that places
the South and southern civilization
in an unenviable and false light.
Between the souihcrn litterateur
who for a consideration misreprc"
seuts the South and travesties her
people and her institutions and
the southern politician vho for the
sake of office maligns his section
there is practically no difference.
They are both apostates. They
follow parallel lines and render
themselves equally responsible in
respect of the matter of fostering
the peinicious ideas regarding the
South which have found lodgement
in the prejudiced northern mind.
The perversion through the medium
oJ a novel ot the character of our
people and the principles which
have actuated them in the past and
actuate them now calls for as
severe condemnation as the per
version ot historical facts or the
libels of the political traitor.
The South, with her history and
her traditions, her present and her
memories, her types of noble men
and beautiful and refined women,
her sufferings and her glories, her
record of courage and of fortitude,
nffords an inspiration for a litera
ture as grand as it would be fasci
nating and as prolific as it would
be ennobling. Environing south
ern writers who aspire to the field
of romance are the materials for
the upbuildii.g ot a distinctive
southern school of literature, and
these writers have only to work
such materials together in a spirit
of truth and of loyalty to their
own people in order to force, even
from the class of northern readers
we have referred to, a recognition
of the beauty of the structure they
are engaged in erecting. Just in
proportion as southern writers dis
tort their environment, and in
grouping their materials introduce
that which is untrue to the genius
of our people and disloyal to eouth
ern methods of thought and south
ern civilization, they not only mar
the symmetry of the edifice hut
merit the contempt of the culti
vated classes at home and eveiy.
where elre. The elder Disraeli
saye, " Literature is an avenue to
glory, ever open to those ingenious
men who are deprived of honors or
of wealth ", aud Emerson declares
that ' all literature writes the
character of the wise man ". But
both of these authors refer to true
literature the literature that is
born of elevated influences and
aims. The literature npon which
we have animadverted opens up
just the opposite" avenue, and
writes the character ot men any
thing but .wise. Mich. Dispatch.
Asheville Citizen; The insur
ance on the Hotel Belmont and
the furniture in the building has
been adj nsted by the Asheville
agents. The insurance money,
$25,000 each on hotel and furni
tnre, will be paid to : Mr. Carrier
and Dr. Von Ruck . in the next
sixty days.
Lightly felcpt she on the threshold oi
her five and twentieth year,
She had ytt the world belora her
naught of past to dread or tear
2nd she looked with happy longing, as
the years before her stood
Richer, brighter, better, broader heri-
' tage of womanhood.
Past the wavering, girlish fancies, past
the future's fearlul gloam,
For her heart had found its double
settled now no more to roam.
So she dreamed of happy -home-lifu in
to-morrow's fancy day
Home whee she could sit ia silence, sit
and iove her life away,
Wheie the joy-of loving deep!y brings
no thought save that of b'iss.
Where the sorrows born ot living Hoe at
touch of husband's kiss,
Where the strong arm is protector, and
the weak heart strong alw&y,
Where the cynic's snarl is vanquished
by the sunburst of love's day,
Blessed thought ol houie-life, sweeter
than ever thought beside could be,
Home where two shall build their
heaven, loving ever perfectly,
Would the home-life be kept empty,
naught beside e'er eater there?
Are they fearful lest the heart-wealth
scanty proe with thee to share?
Blessed thoughts of baby fingers, patter
soft ol baby feet,
Ah! there's room for child and hutband,
woman's hearts are wide and deep.
Eila S. Elliott.
aTwejuocr at .
Chester D. Burrows, Jr., of Brooklyn,
A Republican Elector in 1888, and
"President of a Republican Club,
The New York World presents
the case of G. D. Barrows, of
Brooklyn, a promiuent Republic
can fcr years, who has been driven
from the Republican party by its
high tariff policy. No doubt there
are thousands of similar, cases in
the East.
In 1S88 Mr. Burrows was a Re
publican elector and the President
of the Republican league of the
Fifteenth ward, where he is still a
member of the association, and
from which he will soou resign and
put on the armor ol the Democ
racy. Mr. Burrows returned from
bis vacation Saturday, and for the
first time in several weeks was at
his store yesterday. To a World
reporter he talked freely a::d frauk
"For the past three year?," he
said, "I have been seriously consid
ering the advisability of joining
the Democracy. Yon might say I
was bcrn a Republican. I don't
think there was a Democrat
in my family. I Lave been study
ing the tariff question for several
years, lhave watched the opera
tion of the McKinley bill carefully.
The effuct of the high protective
tariff is the cause of my resolution
to become a Democrat. The tend
ency of the bill to create mono
polies to the detriment of smaller
business interest in the hands of a
few men. Protection has been the
i83ue of the Republican party for
several years. Bat I don't see how
or where it protects. Instead of
benefiting the masses it has fos
tered the formation of monopolies
and injured the growth of Amer'
can Institutions. Owing to its
centralizing tendency it is almost
impossible now for young men to
enter business for themseiyee, as
they cannot compete with monop
olies. I prefer the tariff plank in
the Democratic platform because I
believe it will have a tendency to
check formation of monopolies. I
don't believe in free trade; I think
the Government should have a
tariff for revenue, but not the high
protective tariff endorsed by the
Republican party, I do not be
lieve in opening the floodgates to
allow foreign countries to send
their goods free to America, and I
am sure that is not the meaning of
the Democratic tariff plank.
' After some years of carelul study
and reflection I have resolved,
solely on account of the tariff, to
join the Democracy permanently.
I am not an i Independent - nor a
Mugwump. I think Cleveland
made a good President, and I en
dorse his administration and views,
but I cannot agree with the high
tariff views of President Harri
son. The Great Issue.
Mr. Ilarrison'e convention of hia
office holders that aye him a re
nomination, when he wr.s not first
choice of twenty per cent, of his
party, adopted a platform dictated
by their master upon which the is
sues of the campaign are made up.
One of its main planks was the ini
quitous and doubly damned, infam
ous force bill, the darling pet meas
ure of the administration in the last
congress, upon which it relied for a
perpetuation of it3 pov er even at the
expense of the liberties of the coun
try and the ultimate destruction of
our system of free government.
Every Republican state, conven
tion that ha3 since assembled, has
incorporated this measure into their
creed. - , ;
The Republican party as a party
has made it the leading issue in the
present campaign, and the Demo
cratic party will hold them to it. .
In tiie presence of this ' damnable
Davenport device, with its bayoneted
ballots, all other issues are secondary
to the interests of the people, not
alone of the South, against which it
was chiefly aimed, bat also against
Democratic strongholds ia all of the
states of the Union. -
Were that bill now the law, ' the
present administration, intrenched
iu power, having grown fat and inso
lent after feasting upon th.T helpless
and defenseless public, ft ad after
having exhausted all its resources of
Doraej's "crisp $2 bills;" Quay's
'fat-frying," Wanamuker'd "boodle,"
aud Dudley's "oiocfcs-of-Sye;" hav
ing bulldozed working men and .fail
ing in that, fighting thers -srithLihat
weirwolf, "the product of pauper
labor." after having done-all this,
and exhausting every device that
trickery aud deception could invent,
the little man with his lieutenant,
Davenport, in command would bring
the force bill into requisition and,
overriding the will and wishesof the
people, crown himself their monarch
and ruler.
Their infamous innovation with
which this measure seeks to invade
the states is intended particularly to
crush the proud spirit of indepen
dence and manhood of the white
race of the South.
It points with bayonets to negro
Jealous of the recuperative pow
ers of the Southern whites aud their
ability to manage their own domestic
affairs, the party of hate would peril
the liberties of the nation rather
than lose power.
Will they succeed?
There need be no fear except from
the South itself.
If deluded into au Alliance with
a party promising all Eorts of finan
cial relief beyond the pale of possi
bilities, the Southern whites will
themselves unbar the gates to find
the Republican dummy filled with
the minions of Davenport and Har
rison. All the cunning of the Republi
can committees is being exhauseu to
foster the Third party in the South,
I for o?ice divided against itself the
fall of .white supremacy is inevitable,
Once fallen, a last farewoll to pence
inu pesperity, Then will succeed
tlie rtign of the Sambo satrap, aud
tha carrion crow carpet bagger.
The reign of the negro allied
with the political plunderers, will
be begun. What then ? Ifc be
hooves the Southern whites to ponder
well ever this impending calam
ity. Democrats everywhere, rally to
tha standard of freedom from feder
al interference, elect the Democratic
nominees and crush forever the iui
quitous force bill.
A Fight for a Principle.
One of the basic ideas claimed
for Democracy as a form ot gov
eminent is that it inculcates the
strictest devotion to principle,
Thus, according to its teachings, if
if. becomes a question cf personal
emolument against devotion to
its fundamental truths, there must
not be a moment's hesitation as to
which course- to pursue. Rather
the nominal ignominy of defeat
and degradation than the real dis
grace of violating in the least de
greo the sacred obligations of duty.
One of these foundation stones
of Democracy is the right of every
man to form his own opinion, hold
on to it and fight for it to the bit
ter end. No other course is recog
nized. Let fidelity to an honest
conviction bring what i Z may in
its train, it must be adhered to.
Of course, where Democracy as
a party is strongest it ia expected
that the principles of Democracy
should be rooted firmest. Whether
the supposition is universally ap
plicable or not there can be no
doubt of it in sections, Texas has
long been a banner State- of this
great political organization, and
Texas now claims attention as viv
idly illustrating that particular
principle to which reference has
jast been made.
How powerful the Democ ratic
obligation to cling to what he be
lieves to be right strikes the
Texan of this faith may be judged
by the fact that in the Twelfth
Congressional district there 600
ballets had to be taken before a
candidate was nominated, and in
the Seventh at last accounts 1,387
ballots were gone through with"
out apparently coming any nearer
to a choice. Philadelphia Times.
Exum and MaynarJ
Ltjmbeeton, N. C, Sept. 2 Dr.
Exujn, the Third party candidate for
Governor, and Dr. Maynard, the
Third party candidate for Congress
in this district, spoke here to-day.
They positely refused to divide
with the Democrats; but after
"they finished Col. W. F. French,
Hen. Alfred Rowland, N. A. Mc
hean, Esq., and other prominent
Democrats made telling speeches
and literally demolished .-. the un
founded arguments of these advo
cates of negro rule. Exnm's har
angue was pronounced the poorest
thing of the kind ever heard. May
nard made a few extravagant state
ments and took his seat. The crowd
was estimated at 300, half of whom
were Thirdpartyites, It is thought
that the speeches to-day did great
good for Democracy. .
The purest kiss
In the world is this .
The kiss that a mother lays
On her child's fresh lips .
As lie blithely trips
To meet the world and its ways.
The sweetest kisa--.
In the world is this
The first kiss of loye,
When time is not.
And the eaith's foi-got,
An Eden drops from above.
The saddest kiss
In the world ia this
The kiss on unanswering clay.;
When dead lips tell ' ,
We mnst sob farewell -Till
the dawn of the judgment day.
Weaver's Brutal Cruelty,
Tallapoosa, Ga., Aug. 23. I
see in your issue of Saturday, the
20th inst., an extract trom a letter
written by an old citizen ot Pu-
laeki, Tennessee, also a copy of a
clipping from the Giles County
Democrat of the 20th of July,
charging Gen. Weaver, the People's
party candidate for President, with
beastly cruelty towards the citi
zens ot Pulaski and Giles county
t.hile in command of the Union
:r.nj at that place in 1S64
1 cku fully substantiate a nam
box of tho charges contained there
in, and could add many others of
litre character, all trom my own
recollection. Although quite
young such a state of terror as wo
were kept in by this brute in hu
man form made a:i indellible im
pression upon my mind.
My father, Dr. Perkins, was liv
ing in Pulaski at this time. Oar
house, my grandmother's (Mrs. Dr.
Ordway, now of Fashville) and
Maj. Jones, a relative of ours, were
used as officers' quarters. We were
subjected to many insults. Maj.
Jones' family were ordered out of
their house at about 12 o'clock on
a bitter cold night in December.
Tiiey were net allowed time to
dress. Mr?, Jones had to wrap her
sick child in bed-clothing an carry
it in nor arm?; to a neighbor's
-house. Many sets of barbarous
cruelty committed on my relatives
and friends are fresh in my mem
ory. Men ol the highest standing,
both young and old, were thrown
into prison, kept there for months
and eorne hot down like dogs with
never a charge entered against
Ladies were insulted on the
streets it was indeed a reign" ot
terror. Such acts of vandalism
and crime I have never even read
of in a civilized country. All of it
was done by the order, or with
consent of General Weaver.
Mrs. Annie E. Hall.
President Harrison's Loss,
Sadness reigns i-i the White
House. The shadow of impending
disaster is there. Oyer two years
ago the President was presented a
coon, which the giver named "Ben
Harrison." This was not one of
voting coons of the South, nor that
chronicled in the minstrel song,
"Dar's a New Coon in Town To
night," but a coon such aa roosts
in tree3, and is a descent of the
animal that came down at the res
quest of Captain Scott. The gift
of the coon to the President was
prompted by the desire to present
him with a mascot. Since the days
of William Henry Harrison the
coon has been regard as the mas
cot of the Harrison family. An old
gentleman from "Virginia walked
many miles to explain the accom
plishments of the animal he pre
sen ted to William Henry
Benjamin Harrison the present
President, so unlike the
amiable and nation-loving ancestor
who made the name illustrious, is
said to have regarded the coon
with especial solicitude, and to have
inherited the notion that his future
success depended upon the coon.
This euperstitution was not founded
alone upon his desire to have the
solid coon vote of the South, that
is the votes of the voting coons
but to have the presence of this
particular coon that had no vote.
The coon has disappeared. The
light has departed from the Harri
son house. The mascot has left
in disgust. There is no new coon
in town to-night for Ben Harrison!
Richmond State.
Conspiracy and. Murder.
Sedan. Kan..Sentember 1. Two
years ago last spring, J. S. Frazier
j Trr-ii; n " m e .1
ana vv uiiam xx. vjioaou, or me
Pan-handle, brought a herd of
Texas steers into this county to
feed thfim. Nat.ivfi farmers KeenmR
greatly indignant, fearing intro-
uuuviuu 01 ACiao level, uu tiiou
to induce the Texas men to leave.
The latter declined to so. and
c ?
soon afterwards Gibson was pois-
ti .1 a j. - . j; t . t
onea Dy tne conienxs oi a wnisirey
flask civen to him bv a chance
acquaintance. A day or two later,
l?.ai,t,a iAnfl lw"l x nrfld Ann(l a
pool near the place where his cat
tle were feeding,
J.T. Davis and S. N.West, farm
ers, appointed themselves detectives
to run down the murderers, and
yesterday Frank Kinzeey and
Jerry Huston, farmers and Alli
ance leaders, were charged with
the crime. Warrants are out for
the arrest of a dozen other mem
bers of the Alliance. Davis says
the murders were the result of a
conspiracy headed by a joint corm
mittee from thirteen sub -Alliances.
The murder of Frazier, he says,
was particularly atrocious, and was
accompanied by extreme torture,
For Resistor of Deeds.
Dear Argus: As the time draweth
nigh for the assembling of the
county -nominating . convention,
please allow me a little space in your
valuable paper to present to the con
sideration of this convention the
name of G. E. Grantham for Keg
i3ter of Deeds.JGid is too well known
all ovei the county for any words of
praise from me; but when I am
aware of the fact that I have been in
constant association with him since
I was a child, and know of his many,
rare and excellent qualities, I can't
quite keep quiet. Besides this we
are getting ready for a hot campaign;
as we haye now the devil and all his
angels to fight, we certainly need
our strongest and most available
men on the ticket. In Gid E. Gran
tham we have a solid Democrat
who has spent his time and means
for the success of the party a man
whose character is undefiled, pure
and stainless a man who is kind
and charitable, always ready to help
those in need; by his pureness of
heart and generous and obliging dis
position he commands the highest
regard from all who.know him. And
last, but not least, he can carry as
many Democratic votes in his town
ship as D. A. Grantham did twelve
years ago, and that was enough to
perch victory upon our banner.
I hope the convention will not for
get these facts in making a selection
for liegiater of Deeds. We will stand
by him with that zeal that carries
triumph to our cause.
Now a few word3 to the Demo
crats of Grantham's township and I
will close. It is rumored that Joe
E. Byrd is to be the nominee from
tlvs township for Tax Collector, but
I hi-ne tne report is untrue. Jow,
I can't conceive the idea that our
Democrats will so far lose sight of
themselves a8 to even mention Byrd's
name for any office, lie is the same
little Singing Byrd that , failed to
give a $500 constable bond a few
years ago, after we troubled the com
missioners to appoint him, and is
the same big hearted Democratic
Byrd that four years ago so bitterly
denounced D. C. Grantham for
bolting the Democratic party, and
run independent for constable; and
he ia the same Crow Byrd that two
years ago bolted the Democratic par
ty and run independent for consta
ble, and in spite of his going among
the negroe3 and folding hi.3 name in
with their ticket he got left beyond,
well beyerl recognition. Now,
brethren, please don't say anything
more about this perfidious little
Byrd for any office. I don't vote for
bolters, perjurers and drunkards.
Grantham's, N. C, Aug. 29, '92.
The Mt. Olive Speaking.
Dear Argus: Yesterday was a
red letter day in political affairs at
Mount Olive, the attraction being a
joint discussion of the political situ
ation by Mr. Aycock for the Demo
cratic side and Mr, Butler as expo
nent of the issues of the campaign,
under the banner of the Third
Mr. Aycock opened the discussion,
and presented the situation in a
clear, plain, concise and forcible
manner and portrayedjthe fallacies of
the socalled reform (?) party in such
a manner as to convince all of the
truth of his remarks, unless they
were biased by idiotic prejudice, or
incapable of using those mental
powers that babes are supposed to
be endowed with at their birth.
His quotations from past issues of
Mr. Butler's paper, in which Mr,
Butler advocated and endorsed the
present Democratic candidates, were
apt and convincing; and in them
selves were sufficient to demonstrate
the fact that Mr. Butler was . about
the worst man in the deluded mob
of Thirdpartyitea to champion their
cause. Mr. Aycock used Mr. But
ler's own words to uphold his posi
tion, and done it so. ably that the
wonder to all is, that Mr. Butler had
the effrontry to arise before an in
telligent audience in reply.
As Mr. Butler's talk, boiled down,
was practically an ingenious scheme
to boom the subscription list of his
paper, (which, by the way, has as its
motto "Pare Democracy and White
Supremacy" a glorious sentiment
that he dishonors in every issue) his
harangue,it can safely be said, added
but little of value to any knowledge
upon the question' before the people.
The only reason upon which we
can base a purpose for Mr. Butler's
consumate gall in talking at auch a
time, is upon the theory that "Fools
venture where angels fear to tread."
If the State Democratic Commit
tee could arrange with Mr. Bntler
to give, a few mere joint debates no
fears would be entertained of the
triumph oj the. Democratic ticket
and the removal from public view
of the Third party, which at the
best, can but bs considered aa the
very quintescence of : political nasti
ness. Wayne."
September 3, 1892.
Made Up of Divers clipinits
Though vine nor fig-tree either
Their wonted fruit shall bear,
Though all the field ahould wither,
Nor flocks nor herds be there,
Yet God the same abiding.
His praise shall tune my voice,
For while in Him confiding,
' I cannot but rejoice.
William Cowper.
Sublimest danger over which none
When r.iy young wayfaring sol goes
lorthV ' ,
Alone, unconscious of the perilous road,
The day-sun dazzling in his limpid eyes,
To thrust his own way, be an alien,
The world of bookb! Ah, youl You
think it fine.
You clap hands "A fair day!" you
cheer him on,
As if the worst could happan were to
Too long beside a fountain. Yet to be
Beholdl the world of books is still
the world.
And worldings in it are less merciful
Are winged like angels. Every Knife
that strikes
Is edged from elemental fire to assail
A spiritual life. The beautiful seems
By force of beauty, and the feeble
Because of weakness. Power is justified.
Though armed against St. Michael.
Slany a crown
Covers bald foreheads.
In mourning you I shall rejoice.
Go, for the bitter word may be
A music in the vanished voice,
And on the dead face I may see
How bright its frown has been to me:
Then in the haunted grass I'll sit.
Half tearful in your withered place,
And watch your lovely shadow flit
Across Tomorrow's sunny face.
And yez her with your perfect grace.
So, real thing of bloom and breath,
I weary of you while you stay,
Put on the dim, still charm of death,
Fade to a phantom, float away,
And let me call you Yesterdiyl
Sarah M. B. Piatt.
It was nothing a dream? Strike that
Agaa still again till it cries
A its uttermost treble still strike it
Hat vibrant but silent! It dies.
It dies, just as she died. Go, listen
That highest vibration is dumb.
Your sense, friend too soon finds a limit
And answer, when mysteries came.
Truth speaks in the senseless, the spirit,
But here in its palpable part
We sound the low notes, but are silent
To music sublime in he heart.
Too few and too gross our dull senses,
2 Are clogged with the mire of the
Till we loathe their coarse bondage: as
Encaged on a cliff, loek abroad.
On the ocean and limitless heaven
Alight with the beautiful stars,
And here what they say, not the creak
ings That rise from our sensual bars.
John Boyle O'Reilly.
Public Schools.
In answer to "Inquiry" we give
the following facts on this subject:
In 1868 there were, practically,
no public schools in the State. From
1S68 to 1870 there were only dis
bursed for public schools about
$39,000, while the balance of the
school fund, over a thousand dollars,
was voted by the republican legisla
tors to pay their per diem So much
for what the Kepublicans did for
education in two years. Of course,
there were, practically, no public
Into 1870 the Democrats came in
to power, and in 1877 there were
3,378 public schools taught for
white children, and 1,761
taught for colored children. In
1878 there were 146.681 white chil
dren, and 81.411 colored children
enrolled on the public school books.
The average school term was nine
weeks per year.
In 1888 there were 4,438 public
schools taught for white children,
and 2,317 for colored children. The
school books show an enrollment in
1888, of 211,498 white children, and
125,884 colored -the average school
term being 12 J weeks per year.
In 1891 there were 4,574 public
schools taught for white children,
and 2,260 for colored; and an enroll
ment of 214,907 of white children
and 115,812 colored the average
school term being 12 weeks.
In 1892 the increased taxation
will make the average school term
about 14 weeks, and will show the
amount disbursed for school pur
poses to be about $800,000. Thus it
will be seen that the public school
system, under our excellent Demo
cratic superintendents, sustained by
Deraoci atic legislation. 1lt been
prosperous from year to ye,i This
ia clearly evidenced by the fact that
the first year of Democratic rule in
tha State $177,497.94 were disbursed
for public school purposes, in 1881,
$409,658.88; in 1888; $691,188.20,
and in 1892, as stated, about $800,
000. Do our people want the public
schools closed and the school fund
taken to pay negro legislators? If
not, they can prevent it by voting
the Deriocratic ticket and no other
way. Aaleigh Chronicle.
Smithfield Herald: Mr. D. E.
Barbour, of Four Oaks, gathered
an apple from his orchard that
weighed one pound and five ounces
and measured 14 inches in cir
cumference. How is this for
Winston Sentinel: W. W. Hun
ter A. L. Hunter, who rank
among the best citizens of Ker
nersville, have quit the Weaveritea
and retnrn edto the good old Des
mocratic party.
Raleigh News-Observer: We
regret to learn of the death of Miss
Mary Lippitt, daughter of Capt. A.
D. Lipoitt. of Pittsboro which oc
curred at her home at Pittsboro.
She was the orjly daughter and
was abont fourteen years of age.
Asheville Citizen; The Ashe
ville Street Itailway conmanv has
filed its complaint, asking for an
injunction, restraining the city of
Asheville from interfering with
the company in replacing its track
on Patton avenne.
Wilmington Star; It is the
apathetic, stay-at-home Democratic
vote that will make North Caro
olina safe for Cleveland and Carr.
From 15,000 to 20,000 ot this class
who did not vote in 1888, will
come out of their holes and vote
the straight Democratic ticket in
Lenoir Tonic: In T.?ttl Rivflr
township Messrs. Deal and Downs
are prosecuting their mica mining
witn success, iney nave in their
eoiDlovment an exrjerienced miner
from Mitchell, Mr. Thomas Ens
glisb, 'who is getting out large
quantities of glass for the mar
Raleigh Chronicle: It is now
said that Messrs. John B. Eaves
and J. G. L. Harris, who represent
the opposing factions of the North
Carolina Republicans, were sum
moned to New York by the chair
man ot the Republican national
committee, perhaps with a view
to adjustment of the long quar
Kinston tree Press: They say
that Third party Kinsey haB
changed his politics so many times
that Bome of his family have sewed
a red string around his collar so
that they may be able to identify
him when he goes home. Look
for the tag next time you see him,
you may find it by turning up his
coat collar.'
Winston Sentinel: The colored
citizens ot Salem Chapel township
held a meeting at lied Bank last
night. There were seventy-live
colored voters in attendance and
every one of them pledged them
selves not to support the white
Republican county ticket unless
some recognition was given the
colored man.
Wilson Advance; In Conant,
Fla., July, 21, ulto., Col. R. W.
Singletary, formerly a resident of
this place where he was well
known. Deceased lived in Pitt
connty many years ago. He was
a kindly man, of generous insa
pulses, warm friendhips, lofty
aspirations and easily moved by
appeals to the high and noble.
Charlotte Observer: The new
Second Presbyterian church is
near enough completion for one to
get a good idea of what it will be
when finished. It will be a beau
tiful structure we suppose that
no other church buildings in the
State will approach it. The inter
ior arrangement is very fine and
the finish elegant. The beeond
Presbyterians will have good cause
to be proud of their church.
Wilmington Star; Judge Bynum
has got too much gray matter in
side of his skull to permit himself
to be put up as a figurehead by the
Eaves convention to be knocked
down on November. ..There never
has been much the matter with
Judge Bynum's mental arrange
ment when it cornea to being ma
nipulated to give respectability to
fellows that are in need of it. -
Salem Press; The Salem hotel
is one of the old landmarks of the
town. Built in 1772, it was burned
down in 1784, the landlord, Mr.
Meyer, and hiB family barely es
caping with the liyes; but it was
rebuilt tne same year, in 1792 a
double row of sycamore trees was
planted from some distance below
the hotel to the bridge; they were
noble trees and formed a pleasant
walk; gradually they haye died
Durham Globe; How can the
eleven men in Vance county, who
only paid tax on $18,000 worth ot
property in 1882, cry that they are
continually growing poorer, when
these same . men in this year of
1892 list over $48,000 ? We sup
pose this statement is correct, Tis
what is on the tax book, given in
by themselves. , Yet these very
persons, who have grown over two
hundred per cent richer in tea
years, are tne ? worst calamity
howlers in the land.' How would
it be could they elect Mr. Long,
and such as he, to handle public
funds! - :

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