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' ' III 1 "' ' , ... ATTENTION. THE C AU C ASIAN I I I l.l-l'KI KVKKY T1IURHIAY, llj MARIOS BUTLER, I Mi lor and Proprietor. SirHSCUlHE. sii.tvv this Paper to your neigh- i t,,r ;i tkI advise him to nub-! i . 1 ..en i'1'- j siifi Htn" I'ric l.oO mt ; Year, in Advance, j f Will it my yon to advertise jtn th Cavcamas ? lxk at or ad.niiliu ninn, and you will how many arc- tront:n by . Xuro Domooraoy and Wlxito Supromncr- VOL. VII. CLINTON, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1889. No. 45. j Hi: KMTOK'S CHAIR. ll,V THINGS LOOK FROM oFR STAND POINT. 1 licit- is no end to humbug ti. latest i Dr. Brown Se- Elixir a new bottled f I 'once de Leon's foun youth. Its discoverer edition tun of cliiini- that it will make decrep it mMim ii younand handsome, dispel the wrinkles, gray hair, ;,nl wavering stvp of the grand mother, Jftil restore the bewitch ing nirls, soft downy cheeks and and clastic step of the belle pf ly year. since, aud prolong life indefinitely. Yes, h'umbiu us it is, y-t tliere are Co-day ,rr,i,'ii jind so-called learned doc i,,rs who are experimenting up on their patient with this fiery -tiniiiliint, the after effects of which must be worse than opium i:i,il whiskey combined. There is a great deal of hum huggery and extravagant waste of money connected with the I ,u hi m' printing. Every year there are thousands of expensive honks sent out free by the Gov ernment that are never read. Ti'ii thousand pages of testimo ny has just been printed at the people's expense over one con test, d congressional election If the law had required even one-tenth of the amount to be paid by the contestant the testi ninny would never have been printed. The expense in our State printing could also be cur tailed. I he laws of 18y are contained in a large volume. The House and Senate Journal am each printed in volumes equally as large, and therefore at treble the necessary expense The Journals are almost worth less, the laws are all the people want. The delegates representing the various County Alliances of the State, assembled at Favette- ville last week, were, beyond a doubt, the finest and ablest body of farmers ever convened ii the State. President Macune : aid it was the finest body of tanners he had ever seen any where. It tar suspassed in in telligence and stamina any leg islature we have seen at Raleigh. I'.ut this is easily understood when we remember that a coun ty's best men often cannot get nominated or elected to the Gen eral AssMinbly, for the various classes that wish to get special legislation for their own private advantage, fight and defeat, whenever they can, any man who will not be their servant and tool. Not so in selecting delegates to the State Alliance. In this case some of the beet men in every community were sent and no power was able to prevent it. Would that all our officers could likewise be select 1 on merit. I'oit iim:siii;nt of tiik ao- l.lf'UIjTITItAl. AND MU CH AN K'AIi COLT,KUM. About the 12th of July the Trustees of the Agricultural and Mechanical College met in Ra eigli to elect the officers and professors ior that institution A poition of this work is yet unfinished. The day appointed for the opening of the College is October 3rd, but still it' has no President. Have we no men in the State competent to fill the place? If not, then we liad hotter abandon the College for the time lor it has not yet come Wl at are the requisites for a President? As wo understand it, he should be a man of wide experience, fine culture, deep learning and high administra tive ability. Now Tiik Cauca t ian knows such a man. We re fer to Rev. J. Ii. Stewart, of Clinton, N. C, than whom there is no one, within our knowledge, better equipped for the head of our Agricultural College. Mr. Stewart is a graduate and trus tee of the University, he is one of the best lawyers in the State, an eminent minister of the gos liel and a large and sivjccessfiil farmer, in fact his whole life has been a success and nothing lftss than a complete fuccess could our new College beiunder nuch a wise, cautious anlL pro gressive administration ft he wonl. give it. i 1 1 1 :s 1 1 kxt mai vs 1 :. Tim National rrvMhlent Aililre- th IMeirnte tit Fayette ville With INiwerful Ixglo. Klitori:i Virri-ttid4-iii--. C. W. Macune, President of the Farmers' National Alliance, and editor of the National Econ- omist (Washington, D. C.,) was present during a part of the session of the State Alliance at "ayetteville. He is a young man (about 32 years of age), with dark skin, raven black hair and moustac he, of stout build, about & feet and 11 inches in, height, weighing about liX) pound.", and altogether as handsome a man as one would see in many a day. I lis massive head, quick eye and frank, open countenance at once ih press you that he is a wise statesman and a born leader of men. He did not make a speech, in the common acceptance of the term, but a plain talk, as he styled it, to the brethren. But plain talk as it was, it took a good listener and a thoughtful mind to "take in" the full pur port of the deep and powerful logic, the comprehensive and far-reaching arguments in which it abounded. In short, it was one of the most statesman-like and patriotic speeches we have ever heard. We regret that we have not a stenographic report, so must bo conteut to give our readers a few of the leading points. President Macune started out with the paradoxical statement that the Alliance could never fail and could never succeed. lie showed it could not fail by expounding the principles that lie at the foundation of the or der, he showed that it could not completely succeed because its ultimate objects and aims were so exalted and elevating tnat tney would forever stand as the Ultima Tlade of human; progress. He explained the forces that brought the Alliance into existence and the force it, jiu turn, would exert. He said that organization was the result of material progress, and there fore class organization is an im portant factor in modern gov ernment. This organization is the decree of material progress and the result of dire necessity, and will henceforth be itself the mightiest force in material progress. ies, it exists ana will continue to exist, but no body knows the precise or ulti mate objects of the order, or the means by which these objects will be accomplished. The or der stands watching thb indica tions ef the times and ready to do whatever humanity needs to be done. The interests of the farmer should be everybody's interest for upon the success of this class of people depends the suc cess of our government aud the healthy growth and progress of the country. Therefore, when it is found at any time that the interests of any class of people conflict with our iuterest, then the interests of that class are bad and should find no place in our national economy. The interests of the Railroads do not in theory and should not in fact conflict with our interes ts and their interests could not conflict with our interests if the officers and, managers of these corporations had sense enough to see the true situation. They do us injustice by using discrimination and by charging high rates. Tney are never forced to cut rates at a terminal point that they do not raise them at intermediate points. This draws from the county and small towns to build up large towns and cities. A case in point here is the rates charged the delegates to this very convention. A dele gate at Mt. Olive paid $3.75 for a ticket. A delegate at Golds boro paid $2.40. A delegate living in Fremont rode in his buggy to Goldsboro to buy a ticket rather than pay the difference. The same difference is made in freights. In the face of these facts who dares say that the demand for a commission ie-not prompted by a sense of common justice. Ed. He next discussed the doctrine of socialism and pointed out the fallacies into which many writes of political economy have fallen. He next discussed the relative merits and demerits of coin p6.ition and organization from an economic standpoint and the respective results of these two farces upon the farming class. Continued on Second Pafre. CUMBERLAND XKWS. TIIK8TATK FARMERS' AL LIANCE A FINE BODY OF MEN. Dr. Haigh Resigned. Destructive and Incendiary Fires. Keg. (Vr. Caucasian.) . Faykttkvixlk, N. Cm ) Aujr. 19th, 188. j The State Farmers' Alliance adjourned Friday moming atl o'clock, after a most interesting convention, lasting three days. C. W. Macune, President of the National Alliance was here and addressed the meeting. The f aimers say it was a fine speech and statesmanlike. The con vention was a flue looking body of men, and we trust they ac complished much good for our State. An excursion from here to Norfolk, last Wednesday, car ried abcut four hundred people from this city. They returned on Friday. An excursion from Greensbo ro to Wilmington passes through here to-inorrow, which promises to be largely patronized from here. Mr. J. E. Garrett lias added & his large printing establishment a book bindery a long needed want. His business extends over a very large area. Dr. T. D. Haigb, of this city, has tendered his resignation to Gov. Fowle as a member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Insane Asylum. Dr. Haigh fouud it impossible to attend the meetings of the Board during the trial of Ir. Grissom, and feeling that he could not give the position the proper attsntion he resigned. Now that the new Board is in favor of ousting Grissom, let it be done at once. The annual pic nic at Red Spring always attracts a crowd. Last Saturday the annual of 188 came off, attended by thou sands. A special train left this city at y a. in., carrying several hundred pnople. Everybody en joys himself at this delight ful resort, among the good Scotch. The wires of the Postal Tele- grapli and Cable Company were strung on the poles last week. There are eight wires on the poles in this city, though on the main line there are only fonr,tln other wire being the incoming aud outgoing wires. The office will be located on the corner of the Hotel La Fayette, in the same part as the postoffice. It is said that rates will be cut considerably. A twenty-five cent message may be sent for fifteen cents. The office will open early in September. The residence of Capt W. E. Kyle, on Greene Street, was burned Wednesday night at 1 o'clock. Loss $3,500. Insurance $1,500. The residence of Mr. M. E. Dye, on Ramsay Street, was burned this morning at 5:30 o'clock. ft Most of the furniture was saved. Loss between $3,000 and $4,000. Insurance $1,500 or $2,000. Last Tuesday night an incen diary set fire to a warehouse be longing to the Express Steam boat Company. This is the third one burned. Saturday Sam and Alex. Maziugo were ar raigned before a Justice of the Peace charged with the burning. Sam was bound over to court aud is now in jail. The court refused to bind Alex , over, though, in our opinion, the evi dence was sufficient to convict, and the court ought to have bound over. Alex is in jail on another charge. They are both bad men and a terror to the people of Campbellton. Rev. W. B. Oliver, of Durham, preached in the Baptist Church here Sunday. We heard one of his sermons and it was an ex cellent one. He is a young man and made such a good impres sion that i t is probable that he will receive a call to the pastor ate of the church here. We were glad to greet th handsome and smiling editor, Mr. Marion Butler, last week. He was attending the Alliance and looking after the interests of the ably edited Caucasian. Modesty should not cause this paragraph to be left out, as it tells the simple truth. Mr. P. M. Wilson, State Immi gration 'Agent, spent several days here last week. The Centennial Committees are actively at work. Money i being raised quite liberally. Or ders have been made for badges and fire-works. Some of the badges will have on them the picture of that noble Southron, President Jefferson Dayis. Rev. J. M. Beasley, aged 74, died at his home in this city last Tuesday, after a ligering illness. He was well known in this section, having conducted a jewelry business since 1815. Rev. Dr. Prilchard, of Wilming ton, conducted the funeral ser vices on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Salem Jones, aped 74 rear?, died last Tuesday. Mr. Jones was sexton of Cross Creek Cemetery for ten or fifteen years. Miss Maud Guthrie, about 15 years old, died at the home of her father, W. A. Guthrie, Esq., in Durham, last Thursday. Her re mains were brought here and burial services held from St. Doha's Church, on Friday af ter hoon. A Union Sunday School pic nic at the Camp Grounds, last Wednesday, was one of the most pleasant affairs we have attend ed. Messrs. Sutton, Shaw, Hodges and the writer, delivered ad dresses. Many . people from town went out. If there is a town in North Ca-olina which needs a modern system of water-works, Fayette ville is the town. We have the best and purest water in the world for drinking, but not in sufficient quantities for fires. FItOM CLINTON TO FAYETTE VILTjE VIA WILSON. Ijast week we took a flying trip to FayettevillK by the "Short Cut" road. We were surprised and distressed at the lamentable appearance of the crops along the line of the W. & W. road from Warsaw to Wil son. Cotton in many places is noi more than from six to ten inches high, and corn a spind ling stalk,with little or no ear a mere shadow of what it might have beeu. If, before seeing for oursel f , a reporter of a northern paper had passed down the road through this section and written up the condition of the crop, as they really are, we would' have pronounced it a falsehood and a slander tu North Carolina. But the crops along the road do not by any means represent the crops ot this sec tion, much less of the State. In Sampson there have seldom been better corn crops than will be raised this year, and the cotton will be fair. However, as we pass dowu the line from Wilson to Fayetteville, the ag ricultural prospects begin to brighten. At Dunn, where there is a fine soil, the crops are fine, in fact, remind us very much of home. Our friend, Rev. R. A. Johnson,tells us that many of the farmers in that section and fur ther up ih Harnett will harvest the finest crops for many years. By the way, ibis is the first time we have ever been to Vvmn and were pleaded to find it a much larger, thriftier, and prettier town than we had anticipated. The long rows of new stores and dwellings, tastily dressed with new, neat coats of paint, im press the , visitor with the fact that he is m a live, progressive town, the growth of which has just begun, relatively speaking. The houses are being built faster than the trees can be cut and the debris removed. Well may it be called the "City of the Woods." V e were pleased to see Attorney Frank Jones, formerly of Clinton, and Mer chant J.E. Underwood, formerly a school-mate of ours, during the few moments the train stop ped. Next we are in the hospitable and historic old city of Fayette ville, where the State Alliance is in session, an outline of . the proceedings will be found in another column. We had the pleasure of shak ing hands with the following Sampsonians, most of whom are attending the session of the Alliance, Messrs. T. N. Culbreth, E. Rich, R. M. Crumpler, Brax ton Butler, F, M. Royal, James White, Amma Royal, Everett Peterson, William Sessoms, J. R. Butler, Elbert Strickland and Thomas Cooper, also Messrs. E. E. Howell, W. B. Draughon and Charles Butler, and Dr. D. R. Parker, State Lecturer of the Farmers' Alliance, who are na tives of this county. The number of new enter prises started in Fayetteville during the last year entitle it to rank as one of the most pro gressive and enterprising towns of the State. We would be glad to tell our readers something about these enterprises, and es pecially of the canning factory, which is naing 'over 7,XX cans per week, with fruit pouring in in abundance, but space forbids and we must close. More anon. CUPID'S WILMS. BIT OF COURT-PLASTER AND ITS MEANING. He Loved a Semi-Ideal Girl Though was About to Marry Another. (t.'ttulinuol from la-t iiif. j "At last, persuaded b his in clinations, he wrote to one of ui? friends who was pursuing his studies at the Seminary, in viting him to spend Thanks giving with him. During tup yisit the court-plaster episode was' discussed, but without any results so far as additional in formation was concerned. The visitor said that no one at the Seminary seemed willing to speak of it, and its cause and purpose were as much a mys tery as on the first day of the occurrence. Reluctantly the young man was forced to abandon all idea of discovery in that direction, but still cherished the hope that some day he might meet and know he object of his romantic deyotion. "A few weeks Uter, a portion of the Seminary building was destroyed by fire. The circum stances were most shocking: several of the young ladies, suffocated by smoke and para lyzed by terror, were unable to escape, and perished in the flames. The school was almost entirely broken up, many of the pupils returning home or going elsewhere. This seemed to the young man to b the final blow to all of hi hopes. Whether his little love had been one of the victim? was the thought continually in his mind, and he became sad and depressed to such a degree that his friends grew anxious about him and insisted upon some recreation, fearing that he was being overtaxed by business resporsibilities. He had never told the story of that wel'-re-membered nhrht. It was one of the saered things of life that he ' treasured in his heart of hearts, "Fifteen years later, a select and fashionable party of sum mer visitors assembled "at one of the well-known watering places. Among the number was Albert West, then one of the most respected and wealthy citizens of the State in which he lived. He had been persuad ed to join the paity as a sort of guardian to an invalid sister who had been advised by her physician to try the waters for her health.. Mr. West was still unmarried, all the efforts of the many charming damsels of his acquaintance having failed to dim the brightness of the first star of love that shone upon his youthful pathway. "After a week of gayety, the little eirc?9 became somewhat fluttered by the announcement tliat on the following day the party would receive an addition in the person of a fashionable star of the fifl" magnitude. The only information vouchsafed by the two ladies who chaperon ed the party, was that the Pi incess was coming. "Mr. West arranged for a fishing excursion which should last for some days, he having according to his own account, seen quite enough of fashiona ble beauties, and having no mind to act the part of satellite to any such dazzling planet. An accident, however, delayed his departure, and he was pre sent when the Princess arrived. Against .-his will, and in defiance of. all his resolves, he was deeply impressed by the fair visitor. He learned that she was the uiece and adopted daughter of a gentleman well krown in financial and political circles, the heiress to large properties, and had an immense fortune in her own right. "She had been educated abroad, and had returned home to wed a distant relative of the family. Although it was a marriage of convenience, it was as well-assorted as most unions are. and the couple lived amica bly for two years, when the husband met his death in a railroad accident. His wife mourned him sincerely, al though she had never appeared to feel any of the enthusiasm of affection for which her inti mate acquaintances gave lier credit. It was often discussed in the family whether slie could have formed any previous attachment ; but every sugges tion of this sort was promptly negatived by those who knew her best. Now she was a widow, wealthy and beautiful, elegant and accomplished, and possessed,, of an indefinable charm of gentleness and tender ness that drew all of her inti mates to her presence and made her the favorite of every circle where she coi.sontc-d o present herself. "Bef re many day had pass ed, Mr. We.t was forced to ad mit to himself that she wa by far the most lovable and graci ous creature he had evu met ; and with some reluctance he gave up the dream of his youth, and resolved to woo and win the Princess if he could. S well his wooing spd, that be fore the party broke up he hail the unspeakable pleasure of announcing to his friends his engagement to the bewitching and aristocratic Mrs. Dallas. The wedding was appointed for the last of October, and the in tervening time wau fully occupi ed by the bride in the prepara tion of a magnificent trousseau, and by Mr. West in fitting up a mansion worthy of his lovely bride. "The evening before the wedding-day, they sat iu the drawing-room of Mrs. Dallas' charm ing Lome, when suddenly the stillness of the evening was broken by a clanging of bells and the rattle of wheels, aud a fire-engine dashed around the corner close by, stopping in front of a house nearly opposite. Mrs. Dallas rose hastily from her chair and left the room in great agitation, "I fear she will never , get over it,' said one of her friends. "Over what? asked Mr. West anxiously. "The fright she got when the Seminary burned,' was the re ply. 'She was at school in Breslau when the girls' dormi tory was destroyed by fire. Her room-mate was burned to death, and she barely escaped with her life. She was insensible for hours, from smoke and terror.' "The Seminary at Breslau ! How it all came back to him that night, aud all the hours he had spent in dreamiuc of the lovely, frightened girl lie had held in his arms; and then he had loved this fair unknown even bettef than he had dream ed. Ah; well, it was all given up now, ' and ho would never know., But of course Mrs. Dallas was one of the decorated damsels ; might she not know the reason for those bits of court-plasters, and could she not tell him of his lost love ? A wild hope rose in his heart, only to be dispelled as the lady who had first spoken told him that she believed Mrs. Dallas entered the classes some time after the term began, and al ways became so agitated by any mention of dreadful ex perience there, that they never alluded to it in her presence. For many months they had feared for her reason, and only travel aud change of scene and the most untiring watchfulness had restored her to health. "Mr. West appeared so deep ly interested in tne place and the terrible occurrence, that one of the gentlemen asked him if he had ever been there; and was greatly surprised to learn he was in the school at the beginning of the term in which the fire occurred. "After a little general talk about the place and the fire that had almost destroyed the prosperous institution.Mr. West found himself quite alone in his corner of the room with one of his most congenial friends. A confidential mood came oveP him, and turning to his friend he said: 'Charlie, I have a mind to tell you a very curious little story about the few days I passed at that seminary.' aHe then- went on to relate the incidents of the well-remembered night, his unavail ing efforts to discover who was the fair intruder, aud, finally, the deep and abiding affection that grew out of the memory of the one moment during which he held her clasped closely to his heart. 'I tell you, Charlie, I have been the most devoted of lovers, devoted to the mem ory of a moment ; and I some times think, even now, nothiiikf in the world is so dear to me, and that I would exchange everything but life itself for the realizatiou of the dream I have cherished all of these years.' " Y our "Princess" w o u Id scarcely feel flattered by such a statement,' was the reply. 4 No, I suppose not ; but do not understand that I fail either ir love or loyally to ray promis ed bride. This is quite another sentiment. I sigh for that memory, as a man grieves for his lost youth with all its fresh ness and strength. Oh, no; there is not a sentiment of dis loyalty in my thoughts toward my peerless "Princess." I shall tell her all about it some day : am certain she will under- OmffuiiM n the Fourth I'wjr. mum nhws TEACHERS INSTITUTE TO r.y lilt. Kenansvilles Natural Attractions Draws Visitors in the Summer. ! Heir. Cor. Tiik Caivahian.! Kkxaxsvim.k, N. t, ri. . i in..! . ! ed by Prof. 'Noble will convene here on Monday, August the ISth. All the teachers in the county are required to attend the Institute or forfeit 'heir certificate. Died at her home in th: place, on the morning of the 12th, Mrs. Caroline Brown. The interment took placu at the Rutledge Grave Yard on Wed nesday morning. The deceas ed has been, for many years, at consistent member of the Bap tist Church of this place, and has been a long and patient suf ferer. The next session of the Ke nausville Male aud female Acanemy, Prof. W. M. Shaw, principal, will open an the 2nd of September. This school was largely atteuded last term aud the next session bids fair to be the most prosperous in its his tory. Why don't on.- farmers bring samples of their earliest pota toes, largest turnips and finest peaches to town? We might have a regular little "Exhibi tion" here all the time and let people see what old Duplin and its poil are good for. The Kenansville Seminary will open on the 2nd of Sep tember. This school has beeu successfully taught for many years by Mr. R. W. Millard, for merly of Sampson county. Mr. Millard is too well known as an excellent citizen and line teach er to need any comment at our hands. Mr. S. C. Register, one of our most prosperous farmers, has sold eight bail-els of cider this' season, which, he tolls us, was about I the product of one acre of apple trees. Why don't our farmers pay mora attention to fruit trees? They beat cotton. Mr and Mrs. J. Badger Brown of Baltimore were in town last week, where they were called by the sad intelligence, of the death of Mr. Brown's mother, Mrs. C. Brown. Miss Maud Broad hurst, who has been spending some weeks with relatives at Mt. Olive, re turned home last week. Mr. John Tolar of Charlotte visited friends in town last week. Mr. John Roddick, one of the leading merchants of Fayette ville, has been spending some time with friends here. Our esteemed townsman, Mr. Henry Farrior, left on a busi ness trip to New York last week. We know a young man whose mind is troubled, lie proposed to a young lady the other night and was discarded and told to leave at once, which command he obeyed, and now lie can't! decide whether lie or the young lady "got left," but Iron; our own experience, we wouJd ad visu him not to say that the young lady was "left," even if he did leave her. Messrs. McA:thur and South erland, two of our enterprising young men, have opened .up a slroe aud harness shop at this place. huccefS to thsm. Mr. Willie Bland is spending a law Jays with liif parents, near WallaVe, ... C. Thy citizens of the county held an indignation meeting here last week and pronounced Dr. Grissom unfit for the posi tion he now holds. We think that the sooiie Dr. Grissoui re signs the "letter it will be both for himself and the State. Mr. J.A. Haywood, of Raleigh, was registered at the Union House. a nini:r ixtkicmikkio.n. They we. e seated in tho par lor and he was declaring his love in lervent tone?. ..11 at oucrf she stopped him with an imperious gesture and a look of pain overspread her counte nance. "Wait! wait!!" he exclaim ed in short, sharp, tones. In a moment the sneeze ca me, and Heloise, looking tenderly up into his face, ?aid : "As you rere saying, George!" .Judge. On a honse car. Fust lady "Do take that seat. I don't mind standing a bit." Second lady "No, you take it. You are older than T." An omniuus sileuce, duriiur which an old gentleman pops into the seat Botf'oji Post. orit yoi'm; ihi.ks. Iviilrrr I hoi',io'.oaii. ... , , j;rt Mbu.v;: r iiii,iiitt!tb. i.;. i,., HT MmiUi I.1TTI.K niLhUf LKIKN? It V t.MM A . iMVtp, Wlm .iM-ui.l 1:11!. MI.!rn i-uti T i-tir the l t it lit n. I H 111- it t it'.t llir .li !l .in li.-u -I,!, . rv rr , Mm !,l !..,.! , r' a. ; II "A t i MllliC tllloll.Sl iMiJi-r I i-l I. i! .u t. ln. atv.iy 'i !t l i rj? 't-t Ii--ail On r-,H IliTuh;!. r-. f it ; H"W t.! Plata. .1 r tf- aS.lH ; i. t!.i !. V !.. mil!. Miw i.i ki )Uii-mt-vr .u t . Il ! msi Mi iv.: :. m j.i. t.i. t .i U.-i.ns. tu, H !!" !).!! i ' .-; II. I.. A illll'- -llfl. "-h'l.tiii.- !i'nf mi viij i.ii-. T i !i'itv I!m'., ! tlum. Till- -ii.nil.l itst ! iul.tr u i. .i n; tn tin ;r aj.i iti-t im. . .ti i I tit It tifT ju liner. Mamma," said Goorg.j Wat ers, oiih day, as he wa reading the .Sermon on the Mount, 'what does thin mean? tf thy righthand offend thee, cu it off, and cast it from thee; for it Is profitable for thee that -one ol thy members should perish, ami not that thy wholu boey should be cast into hell.' " "Well, George, may bo I can help vou to understand it by a little story I have read. An English surgeon, Dr. Lake, was sent for one night to stt a mm who was dying and iu great distress. The man told him that about two weeks before, as he was riding near a ball ground, one of the boys struck the ball ho hard that it hit his toe with great force. The toe painod him very much, aiul lie went to see a doctor, who told him that he must have it taken off. The man would not consent to that. So he went on to a city doctor, who told him that he must lose his foot. The man would not a grot) to this; and so the disease went up to his leg, and at last into his body, and he was dying amidst great distress. "You see that if this man bad allowed his too to be taken oil fit first, it would have saved his foot, and li is leg yes, and his life. So if we let one sin it may seem to us a little sin stay in the heart, it keeps on working until our hearts are full of sin. The only safe way is to cut off the sin at om-o, even thought it may be as dear to ih as a righlhand, or a riht eye,". Soinr Ojiesiioiis for Our tuu;c Frii'mN lit AiiMvrr. 1. Who invented the cotton gin? 2. Who invented the mowing Machine? . Who was President of the Continental Congress in 77; 1. What Vice-President of the U. S. was born in Sampson county? S riilurr Kmuia. No. Hi. (by ;kok;ia m. i;oori:i:.) I am composed of 10 letter.". My 1, 1 o, :f, i,40, , 7, .".!), D, It, 11, came into the world to save sinners. My .', 11, 12, l:: was the tirst man. My 1, J2, '!), I, :M, wept at the tiravo of Lazarus. My 15, 2C, , J. i?,. 7, was f.-d by ravens. 'My o, :ii, U, l, :J.i, m, was ra sed from thedradbya witch. My '2, :1, 2', is w! at Abraham dwelt in. My 17, 27. Ht, 2-i, where a witch lived. My J:'7, :0, ::, war the grandmother of Timothy. My :'.2, i;, is what Christ com an d himself to. My 14, :.:, 21, is where God first appeared to Abrai.'tii-.. My 2. 10, i:J, 1, is nm who .-old Lis t.irth-right'fi.f a nio. of bi- d. My 2. 2f, l,:;s i;iie who ac-c-oini i-ui.-d Abrnha.ui into ('atta in. My 2:f, 21, :il, iC, 2, is a fish that swallowed Jonah. My who is a very rmportant pa iMige ;n the Bible. AnswiTh ti qn?)itien s.nd K tubman in Lat Iush. 1. Virginia Twe. 2 John Adams, Thomas Jeff ei son. Whitfield. 4. .Inly, 21t, 1801. Enigma No. II. William E. Glad"to;u. Enigma No. l.. Augusta Eva rw Wilson. , We have received answers mm the tollowing. Allmand Griggs, Eula Regis ter, Willie .L Draughon, Clinton; G'.vrgi& Cooper, wenvillc; Alice Johnsau, Keyser, N. C. T. J. Petersonj Taylors Bridge. V. I