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KHtor Hrnl 1'roprietor.
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Suf 'how your appreciation by
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The Opinion of The Caucasian and
the Opinion of others which we
Can Endorse on the Various
Topics of the Day.
"( notice that in the pro
gramme of the celebration of
tli- Guilford liattle Ground
Company at Greensboro next
Saturday that there are to be
thirteen beautiful young ladies
,tll mounted and dressed in stars
unl ftr!it each to represent
oim of the o!ginal thirteen
tates. Wo suppose tliat these
young ladies are all engaged
ho that they may soon, become
Ci.ilrd States.
The commencement at the
University next June will be a
centennial celebration, and pro
iu'sch to bo most interesting.
( )ik; hundred years ago the char
ter was granted to the Universi
ty ly the Gene.al Assembly of
North Carolina, and it began
work with two professors and
one student. Since that tune,
with the exception of the time
when ou; own Southland was
convulsed with civil strife, the
University have been one of the
foremost in the South. Wilson
Mr. S. D. Shattuch is was
Postmarter at Choc-tow, N. Y.
About April the 1st he received,
a circular from Wanna maker's
Clothing House asking him to
act as agent for the House in
his vicinity, stating that he
would find it profitable to doeo
Postmaster Shattuch did not
tkiak it the proper thing, so be
declined the agency. On April
the 12th he was notified that his
successor in the postofBce had
been appointed. This looks
It is a natural infer
that many Postmasters
received similar proposi-
Is it possible that P. M.
General Wannamaker is prosti
tuting his high and important
office to increase the profits of
his clothing concern ?
A GOOI 11 1 LI
A bill to amend the Code of Crim
inal Procedure relating to particular
causes of challenging of jurors has
passed the State Henate and is now
before the Judiciary Committee of
the Assembly. It provides that the
formation of an opinion as to the
Kuilt or innocence of a defendant,
based on having read or heard read
testimony relating to the crime
charged, shall not be a sufficient
ground for challengo for actual bias
in the case of a person otherwise
qualified, provided he declares on
oath, to the satisfaction of the court,
that such impression will not influ
ence his verdict and that he can ren
der an impartial verdict in accord
ance with the evidence. New York
This is a good bill and should
become a law. North Carolina
atid every other state in the
Union should make similar re
forms. The present law requir
ing a man to testify that he has
not formed an opinion with ref
erence to some crime, is simply
absurd. No intelligent citizen
can read the newspapers with
eut forming an opinion as to
the guilt or innocence of the
ciiminal. Hundreds of years
ago when there were no news
papers and other means of com
munication were extre mely slow
and uncertain, the present jury
plan in criminal cases worked
nicely, for ia ever? county
there could be found irany of
the very best and most intelli
gent citizens who knew nothing
of the details of a crime com
nutted in another quarter. But
now. a crime is committed in
New York and tomorrow the
tup citizens lu uaiirorma ana
North Carolina have formed an
pinion, men to rieidiv en-
loNthis relict of a bygone age
means searching the country
ior twelve men the most igno
rant and least capable of form
ing an opinion. The question
should be, "Can you render
verdict according to the evi
dence in spite of the opinion
you may have formed?"
How and of What they are Made. !
For the benefit of those who
have not visited the Carolina
Veneer Workn, wo publish the
following description of the
process of crate manufacturing.
The gift crate is so called be
cause it is not returned to the
shipper, but is given to the buy
er of the articles shipped in it.
It is a light, cheap shipping
crate, the fides and ends of
which are made of poplar tim
ber. This tmber,which abounds
in our small branches, growing
generally at the foot of a hill
where the ground is woist and
lull of spring water, is well
known by all who are acquaint
ed with our woods. Its tall,
straight tai.-ks, usually free
from snarly knots, its soft, easi
ly cut wood and beautiful color
render it one of the most desi
rable of woods for the manufac
ture of this particular crate.
1 he poplar block is first put
nto a tank or steam box, where
t is boiled or steamed sufficient
y for the bark loslip off as easi
y as a boy would slip the bark
rom a sourwood withe when
he sap is up. The steaming
also tottens the timber so that
t will cut easily, which is the
main object of the steaming. It
is then placed in a veneer ma
chine. The machine is thrown
into geer by a clutch or friction
wheel. The log goes to revolv
ing and is slowly cut into sever
al continuous sheets, the width
of which sheets is the length of
a bheet for the gift crate. These
sheets are peeled off of the log
by the knife just as you would
peel off the bark and sue uni
formly one-fifth of an inch thick.
These sheets are taken now to
he chopping knife, which is a
machine so arranged that by
means of a ratchet-lever will
cut one width, from one half
inch up to twelve inches wide.
In this case the chopping knife
cuts these sheets into strips two
and tbree-quarter inches wide,
as these strips fall from the ma
chine they are taken out and
dried in the open air. They are
then carried to the forms, which
are simply places so made that
these slats have only to be laid
n them properly and nailed or
acked together, and a side or
a crate is made, as the case may
be. These sides or enas are
hen taken to another form,
which is the exact shape and
size of the inside of a crate, and
are placed around it, being held
to their proper position by a
clamp.The workman then puts
on the corners or pieces of tin
which securely bind or hold the
cornersv It is then taken off the
forms and it now goes to a table
where a bottom is put in and
a top is put on. The crate is
now ready for use, or at least it
is ready to receive the baskets
of fruits or vegetables and be
The standard crate is made
just as the gift crate is. The
timber only i3 heavier, being
sawed instead of cut on the ve
neer machine, and the fasten
ings are heavier and stronger,
so mat the standard crate is
much more durable and strong
er than the gift crate, and is
either returned to the shipper,
or he gets a large part of its first
cost returned to him.
Abdallah. the Sheek of ihe
Persians, who was noted for his
wisdom in many things, once
gave some advice to his court
iers about choosing a wife. ''Let
her be a woman whosa eyes turn
not away when ycu speak to her
and whose nose hath no tenden
cy upward, foi the first is owner
of deceit, the second of bad tem
per ; but above all, look you to
her lips. Choose no woman
whose lips drop at the corners.
for your life will be a perpetual
mourning time, nor yet should
they curve too much upward,
for that demotes frivolity. Be
ware of the under lip that roll-
eth outward, for that woman
hath more desire than con
science, boiect lor a wite one
whose lips are straight not
thin, for she is a shrew, but
with just the fullness necessary
to perfect symmetry."
Senator Vance was among
President Harrison's callers one
day last week, and seeing his
weary, care-worn look, said he
simply called to pay his respects
and inform the President that
he was sorry to see him in such
a position, and assure him that
he did everything in his power
to keep him out of it. The
President appreciated the hu
mor of the remark, and return
ed Lis thanks to the North: Car
olina Senator for his good in
tentions. Wilson Advance.
The New Jersey Plan.
For The Caucasian.
Now that there has been
acted by our last Legislature a
law which, if properly enforced,
will protect the owner of huck
leberries in their right, would
it not be decidedly to their in
terest to tako this berry, which
is so rapidly coming to the front
as a valuable market berry in
this section, and treat it as
though it was a crop to which
the owners of the bushes had
all rights and privileges ?
1 would like to ask the own
ers of the huckleberry -bushes
wherein lay the economy or
sense in allowing a valuable
market crop to be gathered in
the slip shod way which has
prevailed heretofore?
What sane man would allow
fom, Dick and Harry, even for
stated price per quart, to fro
into his strawberry patch and
pick here and there and every
where that suited their fancy,
or where the berries hatmened
to be thickest or ripest, and
then, after they had rambled
and trampled all over th patch,
take what they had gathered to
some little coun ry town or store
and there disposed of them for
whatever they might bring, and
then, maybe or maybe not, pay
over to the owners of the lan I
lis stipend for the fruit.
Now the plan pursued by
those in the State of New Jer
sey who own huckleberries is
different and far more business-
ike. They buy their crates and
baskets and have the berries
picked and put direct from the
bush into the berry basket.
They have large trays into
which these baskets are put,
and from these trays thev are
put direct into the crates and
are ready to go to market. They
pay so much for the picking
and look after the fruit to see
hat it is sound and and in good
shape. By this plan the Jersey
berry, though inferior to ours,
brings a higher average price.
Now, I would suggest that the
owners of the huckleberry bush
es take this rapidly developing
business into their own hands
and gee all there is in it for
themselves and those who pick
As It is conducted at present
the only one who is very mate
rially bsnefitted is the middle
man who buys from the picker.
The owners of the bushes can
buy crates and have them pick
ed just as easily as he can his
strawberries or beans. Try it.
J. L. Clute.
April 2oth, 1889.
Maeion Butler, Esq.,
Clinton, N. C.
Dear Sir You published a
few weeks ago the death of Je
thro D. Oates of Mobile, Ala., on
the i 1th of March ultimo. A
few days preceding his death
the firm (Turner & Oates) had
the misfortune to lose their ex
tensive planiug mills, with grist
and shingle mills, at this place,
entailing a loss of $8,000 to $10,
000 with $3,500 insurance, and
on tne lam instant nre again
appeared in their premises here,
and swept away their large saw
mills, with over two million feet
of lumber, effecting a loss of
over $30,000, with about $8,000
insurance. 'Tis sad, 'tis true,
but Mr. Oates being a native
Sampson man his numerous re
latives and friends will doubt
less feel interested to hear such
pven if it is bad news.
Your county man and friend,
(myself) having been called on
by the surviving partner to leavo
his home and come at once to
Mobile to assist them in the
management of their business,
arrived to see the smoking ruins
with thousands of dollars worth
of shapless machinery, etc., is
now engaged in collecting to
gether the debris, with their rail
road and logging apparatus, con
taining oxen, carts, locomotive
and about 2,000 logs, to be sold,
or taken to theilarge saw mills
in Mobile. .
Vegetation is far in advance
here to sweet Sampson. They
are shiping Irish potatoes, cab
bage, strawberries and other
vegetables to the western mar
I reart with interest The Cau
casian which my people occa
sionally send me.
The Farmers' Alliance is boom
ing in this State, with Mississip
pi, Georgia and Florida.
A pair
of tightstwo drunk-
"Have you got anything here
beginning with "k" that's good
to eat?" inquired a new custom
er at a well-known local delica
cy market last Tuesday.
"How will pickled kidneys
answer?" replied the clerk, after
a moment's thought
"First-rate. Give mc a dozen
cans. The kitten's life is saved,"
exclaimed the strange patron
with enthusiasm. I told my
wife," he continued, "that if I
failed to send home a kangaroo,
dead or alive, before 2 o'clock, I
should expect to find the kitten
served up for supper in the
latest Chicago style. But your
happy thought saves her.
"You see we all got tired of
eating the same things day af
ter day, and so last month we
agreed that during December we
would eat up (or rather down)
the alphabet, taking one letter
a day, with bread, potatoes, tea
and coffee thrown in a staples.
So on December 1st we inaugu
rated the dietary system with a
bill of fare consisting of apples
in many forms, apricots pickled,
aspaiagus, almonds and the sta
ples. The next day's menu was
beef, beets, beans, biscuits, but
termilk, bacon and bonbons.
The following day we feasted
on chicken, codfish ball3, clams,
celery, cucumbers (50 cents each
crabs, cheese, cake, crackers,
crullers, carrots, canned cur
rants, canned cherries, citrons,
cider, catsup and candy.
"And it has gone on. The
fifth day would have been a fast
day had it not been for eggs,
but we made an Easter of it
Yesterday we dined, breakfasted
and supped chiefly on jellies.
To-day your kidney suggestion
saves us from starvation, while
to-morrov we will grow fat on
liver, lamb, lobster, lettuce, etc.
A queer thing about our new
food departure is the number of
things it has led us to put in
our mouths which we never
thought of before." Buffalo
No man of sense and candor
will dispute Mr. Gladstone's
great abilities and accomplish
ments. He is indeed a vtry
marvellous man. He is the
greatest financial Chancellor
that Englaud has had since Wil-
iam Pitt. Some time ago a well-
known Chicago lawyer, Col. Jno.
Atkinson, who is tainted with
the Protection virus, was m Eng
land and had an interview with
Mr. Gladstone. Upon his return
to his own country Mr. Atkinsou
gave an account of what occur
red. ' He says the great states
man expressed surprise at the
hold Protection seemed to have
in this country. He asked why
was this? Mr. Atkinson repli
ed: "The main argument was that
free trade would cripple our in
dustries, deprive us of our horn 9
market, and compel us in com
peting with Europe to reduce
wages to the star dard of Eu
rope." "Do you Know," said ne,
"that by and through free trade
wages have advanced in Eng
land?" He asked if Mr. Gladstone
thought that Free Trade would
increase wages in the United
States ? The reply was:
"I think so. As long as Amer
ica maintains protection Eng
land will be the foremost of
commercial nations, but when
America adopts free trade we
must take a second place. You
may say this is arguing against
England's interest Not so.
England would gain immensely
by free trade in America, but
America would gain still more.
You must promise me," he said,
"to get rid of your protective
notions." Wil. Star.
Mr. Cleveland has written a
letter to Mr. Edward A. Oldham,
editor of the Charleston World,
relative to the interview at
Goldsboro. He says: "You ask
me to say whether or not it is
correct. I shall content myself
in this case with hereby saving
that the report of the interview
contained in the clipping is very
inaccurate and misleading."
Wil. Star.
A Reflector reader came into
the office and while talking up
on different topics casually re
marked: "What has become of
some of the men' whose names
I used to see in your advertising
columns ?" Well, this don't need
any comment, except that the
business man who does a faw
weeks advertising and thinks he
has done enough for a life time
can judge how the regular read
er looks npon him. Greenville
TIC. the Din Rajs
Candle She Per
with Horror
j of Her
1 ff iM
I Mas !"
The Light f Their
Cud) Falls a
Tall White Fimre
HORRORS AGAIN I with a tihostir Fare
from which
Eyes Beam
I am decidedly tired of being
"chief cook and bottle washer,"
as it were, and I am determined
to put an end to this ridiculous
and most uncomfortable state
of affairs, thinks Inez Cather
ton, as she brings the brush
down on her luxuriant hair with
an emphatic bang.
It is after eleven, and high
time that Miss Inez was think
ing of her beauty sleep; but her
thoughts are too busily occupied
with her trials and tribulations
to admit of rest.
Mr. Catherton lias a mine in
B , which he has come to
superintend himself ; and" he
has brought his wife and daugh
ter with him, as they would not
bear of his coming alone. Un
fortunately they have rented a
house which, although undenia
bly picturesque, if said to be
haunted, and in consequence of
its reputation they have found
it impossible to procure a ser
vant. At the end of a week
hey are heartily tired of doing
heir own work, and are begin-
niug to lose all relish for their
meals. It is no wonder that
Inez has resolved to see what
she can do to better matters.
"If I wander over this house
between eleven and twelve eve
ry nignt, surely mat will oe
proof enough for any of these
foolish girls that it is not haun
ted; for there never was a ghost
that did not appear somewhere
around midnight," thinks Inez,
as she rises and lights a candle
on her bureau.
"Yes. 1 will do it ! Aud after
wo or three nights of conscien
ious search I will go after that
silly Kate Mahony, who is such
a good cook, and I know she
will hesitate no longer about
Her eyes fall upon the mirror
before her, as she speaks, and
she smiles. Let us hope that it
will be the spirit of a young
man that you encounter, Miss
Inez," she continues, with a
augh, "for, if I do say it, you
certainly have chosen,or chanced
npon, a very becoming costume,
and it would be a pity to waste
it on a woman ghost."
She is right. A lovely pic
ture is reflected as she stands
with her soft hair falling in
waves below her waist, her
cheeks flushed with xcitement
and her bright, brown eyes shin
ing from beneath a tangled mass
of curls half on and half off her
forehead. She has on a trailing
whits cashmere gown, that half
defines the pretty curves of her
rounded figure. On he feet are
soft, red felt slippers.
"Farewell," she adds, with a
little nod directed at the mirror.
and now for the attic !"
Taking up her candle she
starts for the door. She glides
noislessly through the hall and
up the broad staircase which
leads to the garret, a big, barn
like room with trunks.boxes.dis-
carded pictures, broken chairs,
tumble-down sofas and all the
usual paraphernalia of an attic
scattered around. Upon this
scene enters Inex, psering in the
dusky corners where her light
does not penetrate. Slowly,
carefully, she advances, her can
die held well in front of her,
vainly endeavoring to keep her
eyes in all four corners at once,
in spite of her disbelief in ?pir
itual manifestations.
A board creeks. She starts
violently, dropping a goodly
amount of candle-grease on her
hand. Then, realizing it is only
a board, s&e smiles at her cow
ardice and proceed3 on her way
to a flight of steps at the furth
er end of the attic, which leads
to the tower.
Softly, for her slippers make
not the faintest sound, she
mounts the stairs. She has been
1 mm -a
up mem peiore. . it is good
sized, square room, with a dor
mer window at one end. It was
I evidently a sitting room at one
I time, and as such is furnished
1 quits nicely.
Inex, f.tanding on the top step,
pushes open the door aud, hold
ing her candle high above her
head, bends anxiously forward
and intently gazes into the room.
Her eyes at first, naturally, seek
the window, through which a
sickly moon peeps and casts a
faint semblance of light. Then
a slight movement brings her
eyes suddenly a little to the left,
and lighted by the dim ray of
her candle she perceives with
horror a man.
She had not barcainsd for a
burgKr and she is paralized with
fear. She makes not the faint
est attempt to move," while the
young man, for he is young and
apparently (the candle gives but
a fluctuating light) good-looking,
is as motionless as she.
He w as lounging on the sofa,
but started up as she appeared,
and now, leaning forward, half
standing, with one hand grasp
ing the arm of the sofa and the
other shading his eyes from the
light flashed suddenly in his
face, he is staring with all his
might at the fair separation.
For fully two minutes do they
gaze at each olher with distend
ed eyes, aud no sound breaks
the intense stillness that sur
rounds them. Then a frank
smile lights the young man's
face and with a slightly embar
rassed air he advances a step
and says :
"I beg pardon. I quite thought,
until 1 caught sight of your red
slippers, that you were the
Inez breathes a relieved sigh
and the color returns to her
cheeks as she becomes convinc
ed, by his gentlemanly manner,
that she is mistaken in her sus
picions of the young man's char
Let me explain my presence,"
he resumes, as he strikes a
match and lights the gas. "I
am afraid I have startled you
awfully. I had heard the old
place was haunted, and although
I knew, of course, that it was all
nonsense, still there must be
some reason for these mysteri
ous noises, etc. So I persuaded
the gardener, who has known
me ever since I was a boy, to let
me occupy the tower every night
until I discovered the cause.
This is my second night here;
and do not find it particularlvi
ively, as from eleven or a little
after I remain in darkness so
that the spirits will not be
frightened away."
Inez laughs, as she begins to
rather enjoy the situation, and,
with a little glance at him, de
murely asks:
"And you really thought I was
the ghost?"
"Well," he answers, "for the
moment I certainly was a little
startled. You were all in the
regulation white, your faoe was
collorless, and you looked misty
and unreal enough to deceive
any one. But when I caught
sight of your red slippers I was
brought to my senses."
"And ho x did you ever get
there? And why did you not let
us know what you were doing in
our behalf ?" asks Inez.
"The gardener suggested my
using the outside staircase, which
eads irom the old kitchen-gar
den to this room, on the princi
ple, I suppose, that 'where ignor
ance is bliss, 'tis folly to be
wise.' He evidently was not
aware you had heard your house
was haunted."
"I suppose not," she returns;
"we do not speak of it at aU, but
treat the subject with the coa
tempt it deserves. However, I
privately determined that I
would come up here some night,
and by so doing prove how ut
terly without foundation these
reports are, Er I suppose you
have had no manifestations, as
it were?"
"Not a sign I" gloomily.
She laughs, and a short pause
"I must go," she says, finally.
"It is so late."-
"Oh, don't go," impulsively.
iiut mez nas come to a sense
of the hour, and, ignoring his
plea, says with dignity:
"I b:d you good-night. I hope
you will succeed in your search
and will let us know the result."
And she turns to leave.
"But are you going to give it
"Certainly. One person is
enough to pursue a phantom, I
"Yes; but you must be so in
terested. I will vacate and leave
the field clearf or you."
"un, nor witn suspicious
haste. "I would not think of
spoiling your fun."
then their eyes meet and each
breaks invo a broad smile at the
absurity of it Inez turns again
towards the door.
"Do you know," he says, "I
was thinking, when you came
in, that in a book one would
move that big ward-robs and
find a hollow panel, and hidden
treasures or the ghost himself
concealed behind."
Inez regards it with Interest.
"Shall I move it and explore?"
he asks.
She hesitates. "No," reloe
Untly, I must go."
"But think," ay this wily
youth, "if wo actually did find
the cause of all this super tition
regarding the place!"
A moment's pause, and then
her spirit of adventure wins the
day. "Well, I do not suppose it
will take more thtn tffew min
utes," she say, putting 'down
her candle.
They approach the old ward
rode and he endeavors to move
It. "It is going to be a harder
task than I imagined," he says.
He exerts his utmost strength,
and at last it rolls slowly aside
and discloses a life-!ze oil
painting. Simply a portrait of
beautiful young girl In a quaint,
old-tashioned, black velvet
droAj. She i seated in a big
arm-chair, her head resting
against the back, and looking
sadly, seriously, into space.
"Was ever anything so levely
seen inreal life?" exclaims Inez
at last, with a sigh. "She is the
girl whose spirit haunts the
house," she adds hastily, as he
catches the young man's expres
sion, which, though respectful,
is answer enough. "I am quite
certain of that. Poor thing!
she does not look happy. I sup
pose she was lu love with some
one and he did not have enough
money, so she took a richer
Her companion is decidedly
amused. "Do you suppose, he
asks, "that lovely, ethereal crea
ture ever thought of money?
More probably her lover was
killed, or her pa and his pa were
enemies er ;apuiet, you
know, -what's in a name' and
all that."
"Well, I am sure she wa nut
such a forward young damsel
as Juliet, who made all the ar
rangements for her weddimr and
only stopped short of asking
Roilgo how much he would set
tle on her."
"Sensible girl! She was up
to snuff.' "
"Yes; but think of Juliet be
ing up to snuff'! But come!"
she adds briskly', "let's move
the picture and find that hidden
Well, really! you seem rath
er certain of it," he rejoins, as
he pushes the picture alontra
ittle way, thereby disclosing a
portiere of heavy, dark tapestry.
"ByJoyer he exclaims; and
Inez looks rather startled as she
stoutly asserts she is sure there
nothing further to dicover.
"Have you ever received a hor
rid big packare wrapped up in
innumerable papers, and got all
excited undoing it, aud then
come to the thinest article that
ever was seen ? That's the wa v
t will bo now, probably. We
will move the portierie, and see
nothing." But she does no t look
all confident of seeing "noth
ing," although she starts for
ward and qufcklj dashe3 the
portiere aside. A closed door
confronts them.
'Well, this ia that 'horrid big
package with innumerable wrap
Rings,' and no mistake!" says
the young man,
"And now for the door."
"Oh, wait a minute !" uegs
Inez. "No, don't!" she adds
quickly; "the less time we have
we have to think, the better."
He turns the knob, opens the
door, and a steep, narrow flight
of stairs is disclosad.
"A secret case, as I'm a sin
ner!" he ejaculates excitedly,
and somewhat like a gleeful
"une would minK you we:e
glad," reproachfully says Inez,
who has recoiled with a fright
ened exclamation at this last
"Not if you are sorry," he an
swers earnestly. "And indeed
you look pale again. Let us give
up the search."
"No, no!" answers Inez, who
has quite recovered. '-I am de
lighted!" she continues, as she
takes up her candle. "Take this
and light the way, and don't
dare to malign my well-known
courageous character."
Nothing loath, he descends a
few titeps. in obedience to her
wish, and then, turning, gives
her hij hand and helps her
down. They are obliged to go
very slowly, for, besides being
steep, there are many turns, and
one is in constant danger of fall
"Are we'hever coming to the
end?" asks Inez at last.
"It does not look much like
it." he answers with a laugh. A
miuute or two more of steady
descending, and then Inez turns
her ankle; stumbles, and but for
bis support would have fallen.
The shock has pushed him down
two or three step?, just around
the turn, and standing below
them, at the bottom of the stairs,
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Itul that will Turf th lUtM
ml Make an End to Croaking.
The Manufacturers' Record ha
often been asked how to build
up towns, ani it ha, published
many gtvd plans. To those It
adds the following good palnU
from tho Time. Register, which
suggested them to its reader a
how to develop Salem, Virginia:
Now, them, let us pull togeth
er to build up Salem.
Talk about It.
Write about It.
Help to Improve It,
Beautify the streets.
Patronize Its morrhants.
Advertise in its paper.
Pay yrsur tax without gruia
bling. Be courteous to atrangrt tint
coma among you.
Never let an opportunity to
speak a good word about it pass.
Remember that - every dollar
you invest in permanent Im
provements Is that much money
at interest.
Don't "kick" against any pro
posed k necessary improvement
because it Is not njar your own
dcor, or for fear your taxes will
be raised 15 cents.
To these .the Manufacturers
Record would add, support your
local paper first and liberally,
and then spend money In adver
tising in the best mediums to
draw men and money from else
where. But bo sure that your
home paper has a healthy, well
fed look, with its sides bulging
out with good "ads." Baltimore
Manufacturers' Record.
1 1 ALKY.
It is almost always the fault
of a man and not of the horse If
on becomes balky. These sug
g.ct!ons from the National
Stuckman on that subject are
worth reading and remember
ing. It eays if a horse shows
signs of stubborness or contrari
ness, ju3t get toad yourself, and
you can rest assured you are fix
ed for the rest of the day as
long as you want to keep it up.
Horses, like men, are generally
set in their ways, and when a
horse, with only moderate, sense,
gets into trouble with a man,
with only moderate sense, the
two generally have a "monkey
and parrot time" from morning
till night, Well bred horses
are seldom stubborn and unruly,
and in this respect there is a
striking analogy between horses
and men. Hor.ios docile, obe
dient and tractable in the hands
of one man, are vicious and un
ruly in the hands of another.
The reason is, the one knows
hor to manage themthe other
does not. Bad dispositions are
generally the result of bad
handling. A few slaps and
jerks, accompanied by a little
sharp talk or a few fierce yells,
gets the most gentle horse clear
beside himself and ready to
worry and fret the remainder of
the day. The more quiet and
steady you keep your horses the
better it will be for them, your
self and all concerned.
The Wilmington Messenger
clips the following from the
Ilutbcrfordlou Banner:
Don't forget the poor editor
when you have a news item. If
your wile wnlps you, let us
know of it aud will set it right
before the public. If you have
company, tel' us if you are not
ashamed of the v. si tors. If a
youngster arrives at your home
begging U,t raiment, buy a quar
ter's w.irt'u of cigars and come
around, and if you are a cash
gulrscribe-' we will furnish a
name for him or her, as the cir
cumstances will permit; and if
you have a social gathering oia
few of you:-f ri nds; bring around
a big cake. sven o eiglii pies
and a ham. not necessarily to
eat, but as i gunrautee of good
faith. We I'.icntioti tlinse little
things, for wo want news and
will have it.
An irnpudtnt fellow says,
"Show me all. the dresses a wo
man has worn la the course of
her life and I will write her bi
ography from them."
At a Montana weddiru: Jus
tice "Arise ! Grab hands !
Hitched! Six dollars. Cash
up; no trust!"
A matter of some
proposing to a two
pound widow.
, hundred
All heirs are Interesting, but
the most interesting is thetoil-lion-alre.
A touching sight A dtnall boy
investigating a newly painted
door. -
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