T H i C U CAS lAN
t'Ul'.LISUKti KV'EKY TIIUl'-HDAY,
IS y MAKIOX BL'TLEK, .
i mor :utt Proprietor.
MiKATltS many a nrw !.;;ne
KN L MIC tar. vat?olu.4 ic,
KEVIVES wa-j a 4ull t:cs
KESerKSmafir t tons?
SAVKS many a fains l4ma.,
lRC5ERYES nanr a large t
1&ECUHES rc ki any buhrw.
s'Unve thin Taper to your neigh
v-ur and advise liiin to Bub-
CLINTON, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1890.
JfO. 3. j Therefore advcrti-M? b a tfu'r ;rr.
s tJei-ipiioji Irico $1.50 per
Year, in Advance.
t; i ne the jic ane ans-nm i read
ATTORN K V- AT-LA W,
Goldyboro, N. C
Will praclne in Sampson county.
m. m. ;.
I'ji vsiriA.vSii iujkon ani Dentist,
i) )i c in Lee' Drugstore, je 7-lyr
j A. STEVENS, M. 1).
(Ot'ico over Post Office)
Utf-May be found at night at the
residence of J. J I. Hteven on College
II E. I'M I SON,
JLX Atdunky and Counsell
or at Law.
(Mice on Main Street,
will practice in courts of SampHoniind
.1 i,..ining eoun'.k?. Also In Supreme
.'.. nt. All business intrusted to his
tn? will receive prompt and careful
, icntion. Jo7-lyr
.TTOUSIIY ANI UOUNflEJ.I,
fill AT IjAW.
OlVice Xver Post Olliee.
w ill nracliee in Namtwon and ad
...id faithful to tht,
interests of all
1 U ERR.
I J. A 'M1NKY
AND Co UN HULL"
MU At '
'mice on Wall Street.
Will practice in Sampson, Bladen,
Ponder, Harnett and Duplin Coun
t les. Als mi Supreme Court.
Prompt, rsonal attention will be
given to nl. eal business, le 7-lyr
i lifice on Main Street.
Oirors bis services to the people of
Clinton and vicinity, fcverytinng
in lliMline of Dentistry done in the
best style. Satisfaction guaranteed.
4arMy terms are strictly cash.
Don't ask me to vary from this rule.
lie that has a pure heart wiil never
cease to prav, and he who will be
constant in prayer hall know what
it is to have a pure heart. LaCrombo
Pro no an red Hopeless, Yet Saved.
From u letter written ty Airs. Ada
E. Ilurd, ofiiroton, S. D., we quote:
Was taken with a bad cold, which
Mettled on my lungs cough set in
and finally terminated in Consumption.-
Four doctors gave me up say
ing I could live but a hort time. I
gave myself to my Saviour, deter
mined if I could not stay with my
friends on earth, I would meet my
absent ones above. My husband
f?was advised to get Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption, Coughs
a.d Colds. I gave it a trial, toot ,
in all eight bottles; it has cured ni
and Ih'Mik (jod I am now a well ant
heart v woman." Trial bottles free
at 1).. R. U. Holiday's drugstore,
Clinton, N. C, and John R. Smith,
druggist, Ml. Olive, N. C
Whatever the world may say, con
cerning th3 elements and e-ouditions
of success, it remains true tnat evrry
life ii a failure thai does not grow
fetter as it grows older.
This is what you ought to have,
in IV.ct, you must have it, to fully
enjoy life. Thousands are search
ing i'or it daily, and mourning be
cause they find it not. Thousands
upon thousands of dollars aie spent
annually by our people in the hope
that Ihey may attain this boon. And
yet it may be had by all. We guar
antee that Electric Ritters, if used
according to directions and the use
persisted in, will bring you Good
Digestion and oust the demon dys
pepsia and install instead Kupepsy.
We recommcd Electric Ritters for
Dyspepsia and all diseases of Liver,
Stomach and Kidneys. Sold at oOc
and S1.00 per bottle by R. II. Ilodi-
dsiv. Druirzist. Clinton; and Joux
R. Smith, Druggist, Mount Olive.
There is a railroad now from Jeru
salem to Jaffa. The locomotive en
gipe was mad; in the United States
An Old Sore Healed.
I had a painful annoying sore on
my leg, near the knee, that troubled
me tor over two years. I tried va
rious remedies, but the sore, instead
of healing up, continued to growq
larger, and to cause me more paia
until I began to look for a crutch.
Through the advice of a friend, who
was cured f a similar trouble, I
took Si and in a few weeks was
cured entiiely. The sore healed up,
and there is not even a scar left to
mark the place.
Citakt.es A. Sumnek,
Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
gay"Treatise on Blood and Skin Dis
ease mailed free.
SVIFT Sl'ECIFIC CO.,
Drawer tl. Atlanta, Georgia.
Coi duct is the great profession;
behavior is perpetually revealing us;
what a man does tell us what he is.
itacklen's Arnica Salve.
T"if bcrt Salve in the world lor Cuts,
T.r. !: J-'ores, Ulcers. Salt Uheum, l-v-r
?; Tetter. Clipped Hands, Chilblain-.
ms, and aU ;k:n Eruptions,
Mil l i. .-U velv i-urcs Tiles, or no pay
re.jui iv: Ii is -jiiaranUcd t JTive per
te-.: ;iti-'.aciu n, or money refunded
I'Mi.c 2" c. nh pt;r ix-x. "For sale by
D . )'.. lbi.L.i.AV, Clintor,, and J
li. mi -i1. Druiiist. Mount Olive, N. C
The sun, shining forth at evening,
urns the clouds that have hidden
liim bv day into braided whiteness
r refulgent gold. , '
IV XaV.Z T-Ai.tC ACIIKS
Or you ure nil wo u imii , n l 17 good for nothing
It is fcenernl r?p.iiity. Try
ttHltHX'M liOV JITTJMM.
U iU cure you. and r! v; ft itoort appetite. Sold
ty all tletik-i iu uieUiciue.
THE EDITOR'S CHAIR.
things LOOK fi:om
OUR STAND POINT.
The Opinion of The Editor and the
Can Endorse on the Various
Topics of the Day.
The State Chronicle must nave
trodden on the Durham Olobe'.s ten-.
tferest corn. The (J lobe lias declared
war against the Chronicle and the
war of words waxen warm.
A Washington correspondent of
the Statesville Landmark says that
Hon. C. W. McClammy will b a
condidate for Clerk of the ntxt
House of Representatives if it. is
Don't send from your town for
any article you can get at home.
Don't croak and growl and pull
down vour neighbors who are trying
i.,.4,.. 4i.-. i..,4 in.i i,oin
ing hand. Al. Fuirbrother.
To lay with one hand the power
of the ('overnment on the property
of the citizen, and with the other to
bestow it upon favored individuals
to aid private enterprises and build
up private fortune, is none the less
a robbery because it is done under
the forms of law and is called taxa
tion. Justice Miller.
Some of the best men in the Re
publican party of this State have
nueiy come over to mo iemoeraes.
.Many otners wouia nice to, dui are
afraid of being jeered by their old;
associates. They are like the dar
key who held the bear by the tail.
They want to let go, but don't know
just how to do it.
The Raleigh Signal is like a good
many voters of its party. At inter
mediate times it is dead, but always
comes toTilo ju.xt before elections
It cries "vote the Radical ticket,"
but don't givev single reason why
any body should do so. Its reasons
for voting as it directs would be as
fabulous and hard to find as the bag
of gold at the end of a rainbow.
AGAINST THE LABORING MAN.
Rjnk checks formerly paid a tax
and it brought a
large revenue to
'taxes had to be
... . .. . . ...
J , , ... . ., . I
. uauKers anu monopoiisTS sent ineir
l-jbbysta to congress and bntetl the
neonles servants to take off the tax
on bank checks and left it on salt,
blankets and woollen good. That's
the way they show their friendship
for the laboring niao.
WHY THEY ENDORSE INDEPENDENT
he only hone for the monopolist
and Railroad men to continue to
oppress the people is for them to get
the honest farming and laboring
men devided among themselves, so
they .therefore endorse and assist all
inde-i-,. 'yent Democrats. Let all
good men, whatever their disap
pointments, stand squarely by the
resrular Democratic nominees. There
is no safety in any other way.
The Courier-Journal well says :
he key to the policy of Speaker
Reetl and the Republican party is
contained in the closing sentence of
the Speaker's Utica address, when
he threatened the Democrats with
the bayonets of the United States
Government. He means that the
Republicans will rule by fraud if
they can, and if they fail, force
snail ue tneir last resort, meseare
evolutionary words for the head of
a parliamentary Douy to use, ana in
tne purer tiaysoi tne uommonweaitn
vould have startled the country;
but in our tunes, wnen me onsu-
tution has been cast into the waste
oasKet, ana usurpauon is a ueiwr
weapon man justice, tne puiuic
not surprised at anything."
Gov. H ill has been on a recent
speech making four through Ohio.
He invaded the country of the ene
my in High rann Aiciviniey s own
district and on oen occasion used
these words :
-'I am opposed to
the election of
r. monv- roo
William 3iciviniey tor many rea
V ...MU . ...
sons, a nong others because he voted
for and advocated the infamous
Force bill. That measure imperils
the Constitutional government of
this country, and the best interests
of the people demand its deleat. I
denounce this measure as a danger
ous exercise of Constitutional au
thority, a menace to our theory of
government and an insult tothepeo
of the States. The States have al
ways regulated their own elections."
This comes from a Northern Dem
ociat, and is spoken in northern ter
ritory. The Democratic party op
poses the plan of punching a man
in the back with a bayonet when he
walks peaceably up to the ballot box
to vote, - but unless people want to
vote that way they must administer
such a national rebuke to the Repub
lican party at the next election that
Recd and his gang ot parasites will
never again say j? orce diu abow. a
AddrewwH u larire Audience in
Clinton Tliurday night.
On la.st Thursday, Hon. W. M.
Iiobbhn addressed the iKople
of lower Sampson at Lisbon. An
apiointment had been made for
him in Clinton, and he came up
from Lisbon and addressed a larue
assemblage of Sampson's Democracy
in the court-house Thursday night.
He was gracefully introduced by
Mr. F. It. Cooper. Maj. Itobbins
was unwfrll and not at his best, but
his speech was a powerful exposition
of Radical wrong doiug, and an able
appeal for the Democratic party.
'The Jtepublical party' he; said,
is a sectional party, and has no res
pect, or good feeling for the South.
In the 2" years since the war they
have only had two cabinet officers
from the South, and one of these
was a Democrat and the other a
Northern carpet-bagger. Northern
Republicans consider the Southern
people as base, unworthy rebels
that ought to be thankful thai their
lives were spared.
I he republican party has been
the friend of those who have not
needcnl friends and has shown no
mend.ship lor those m
friends the fanners and
men of the country. The Republi
cans demonetized silver to mease
the bond holder, and when the peo
ple demanded that more silver be
coined they made the silver dollars
as ugly as possible in order to make
them unpopular. They have con
tracted the currency, so the laboring
man can not get the money to pay
his debts. If anything will take
the heart and manhood out of a man
it is debt. It hangs like a cloud
over Ids life and almost drives him
to despair when he sees no hope of
lilting it. The farmer is the man
whe creates wealth from nothing by
digging it out ot the soil, and he, of
tp(1 flt,Vinsl, hv thn .nlnstlmvs of tho
The strangest thing in the world
is that an intelligent Southern man
can vote the Republican ticket.
1 he negro laborer will vote l or
the party that is pauperizing his
employer, and thus reduces his own
income. Frequent elections aie the
only safety of the people. Every
two years we look over the books
and hold each officer to strict ac-
count i'or bis acts.
The great ma-
jority of the white voters of the
country have for manv years voted
the Democratic ticket. There are
now a million more white Demo
crats Jhan white Republicans. See
ing that Democracy is growing in
strength the Republicans hae re
solved to pass the wicked force
bill to perpetuate the power of the
party. The Republican party is not
the party of the people and if the
majority had ruled there would not
have been a republican President in
The Democratic party is the great
national paity.lt extends a fr iendly
JliUIH ilUlUSS aUU!011 illlll X7IA.IH1 -.-
i..,.i -t ...i : i ,
and bridges the chasm of sectional
hatred. Nothing will so soon make
the hearts of the North and South
throb in unison with friendly feel
ings as the ascendency of the Demo
This outline will do but faint
justice to Mr. Robbins speech. It
was full of truth, wisdom and was
put in a way thai none could fail
to understand. His remarks to the
negroes were plain but were the
words of a friend. "It took the
great anglo saxan race COO years to
learn the lesson of sell government
lie said," and can the negroes have
learned this lesson in the
period of 25 year.-? Xo; and
not slandering them to say
The time has not yet arrived for
the negroes to rule this country.
Maj. Robhions showed that it was
the duty of all Southern men to vote
the Democratic ticket, because the
Republican party lias no lespect for
Southern people or thir rights.
Hon. B. F. Grady was present,
and at the close of Maj. Robbins
address was called for, but owing to
the lateness of the hour declined to
Till: SITUATION IN SAMPSON
COUNTY SOIILAK TO Till:
SITUATION IN SOUTH
Th wnrwsr livino- npmv of tho
Ronth to-dav is A. C ' PaskpllAvhn
is runninr an independent can
didate for Governor in South Caro-
Miim arainst Cant. Tillman tbp
reglllar Democratic nominee. He
is waikin? on a volcano, and the
trouble is that if it burst, as it will
if he is successful, it will not only
ruin him but 8W11iiow un all his teo-
pie m the vortex as well. In 1887,
A. C. Haskell spoke truly when, as
a Democrat, he was a candidate for
orSce. He said:
"There is only one way by which
we can hope to maintain an honest
government, and every true citi
zen is bound to adhere to that,
whatever ms opinions ot persons or
I local questions, and that is to obey
1 A 1 - rt - . " -1 1 1
me voice 01 uw majority oi me
Democratic party. If he does not
he is a deserter,
and should be so
He spoke truly then, nnd to quote
his own language he is now a "de
serter." Let him "be so treated"
give him a dose of his own medicine.
The people of South Caiolina
have decided to take the govern
ment into their own hands. A few
families and political bosses who
had been running the State, got
mad because they could not have
their way. They have put out an
independent and are buying the
negro to get his vote. They are
willing to do anything, even to
sink the'State just to satisfy their
own personal dairies. Yes they are
'deserters" and enemies to their
estate, to tne people una to good
I government. We suppose the mo-
nopolist and railroalds are backing
the independents and deserters as
they are elsewhere. Ed.J
HIS FLEETING IDEAL.
The Great Composite SotcL
Tho Joint Work of P. T. KAIIXUM,
JOHN U SUIAilVAX, HILL X1T3,
. KLLA WIIKKLCR WILCOX. Maj.
ALFJIKD a CALHOUX, HOWE &
HUMMKL, IXSPECTOK I1YKXK3,
V A I-LINK 1IALI Mi EASTLAKE,
W. II. BALLOU, NELL NELSON
and A LAX DALE.
L FOUND AT LAST.
By W. IL BALLOU. Illustrated by
CorjTisbt. AH rUchta reserved.1
VII. -ONE THREAD BREAKS.
By INSPEOTOS BYRNES. niuBtrated
by REGINALD T. SPERRY.
tCopyrighL All rights reservad.1
Ilenshall did not know whether to
laugh or to swear when he reflected on
the way in which he had been played by
the einger. He felt glad that he had
made sure of her number. lie meant to
Bee her the next day and find out if he
could where Edna Lewis was living.
The interest which he had felt in this
girl, who represented to him so fully his
ideal, was quickened ten fold by the late
occurrence. He had protected her from
one whom he was convinced by many
reasons she disliked and who boded her
no good. The glance that had shot from
her eye as she darted off when he had
freed her from Dr. Watson had spoken
of gratitude. He laughed at himself for
being tempted to think there was any .
other feeling in that glance.
"Yet I had only seen her once," he
said to himself, as if to defend the absurd
thought that she would feel any deep in
terest in him. "I saw her only once, and
she has lived in my brain and my heart
ever since. What a so she must have
to play as she did! What could have
made that woman play me like that?"
"That woman" was not the fascinating
Edna, but the singer who had decoyed
him away from her.
He rememlx-red that lidna at the con
cert had worn a white satin dress, and
the singer had worn a pink one. Then
they must have changed gowns! And
the long cloak he was sure was the same
as that he had seen upon the young girl
at the time he had come to her rescue
and freed her from Dr. Watson.
He recalled the singular change which
he had remarked in her playing. He
also remembered the strange fact that
he had turned his eyes directly from her
upon Dr. Watson.
The thought that he and the giri he
was beginning to feel such an interest
in could be swayed by a common sym
pathetic feeling- was pleasant to him,
but when he reflected that it was the
odious doctor who had apparently
swayed both their souls by some occult
magnetism he was indignant.
He could have endured it for her, but
that he, a strong man, should be drawn
like a piece of iron filing to the magnet
by this fellow, whom he hated and whom
he knew to be a villain, mortified hi3
"It was only a chance coincidence," he
said angrily to himself.
The next morning he called at the
house where he had been the night be
fore with the singer. He had lost his
programme of the concert, and could not
recall her name But he trusted to his
wit to find her.
A colored man answered his impatient
ring at the bell.
"Is there a public singer living in this
building?" Henshall asked.
"Yes, sir; there's two Mrs. Bucks
and Mi?a Dudley."
"Where is the man who was on duty
last night at 11 o'clock?" he inquired.
"He doesn't come on till 6 this even
ing," was the answer.
"Well, you can take me to Miss Dud
ley's," he said impatiently at a venture.
The elevator boy took him up to the
third floor and pointed to the door on
the left. "That is Miss Dudley's," he
Henshaii rang the bell. The door waa
opened after two or three minutes by a
young woman whom he had never seen.
"Can I see Miss Dudley for a mo
ment?" he asked.
"What do you want to see her for?"
said the young woman.
"It is on a matter of private busi
ness," he replied.
The lady's face was notat all encour
aging as she replied, "I do not know it."
"Have you any objections to telling
me why you and Miss Ne villa exchanged
dresses last night and why yon led me on
such a wild goose chase?"
The lady's eyes twinkled, a little with
merriment as she recalled the incident.
Then she replied provokinglty:
"Why, I thought the least 1 could do
after your goodness in supplying me
with a coupe to come homein was to al
low you to accompany me asf ar as the
door. So you didn't mean to come with
me at all," she went 00 ironically,
".Miss Dudley, I ve no .doubt it waa
very amusing to hoodwinkpne aa yon did.
But you have not told me why you
changed dresses with Mass Neville and
wore her cloak."
"Why, you see, she. asked me to," said
Miss Dudley, opening'her eyes and look
ing very innocent.
"And why did she ask you to?" re
torted Henshall, showing a little irrita
tion. "I don't suppose it is a common
thing for young women who ein or take
part in the same concert to change
clothes with each other to go home inP'
Miss Dudley smiled again. Then. a
if feeling that she had carried the matter
far enough in this line, she said decided
ly and with a serious countenance:
"l nave tola you aIL.1 cave to say
about the matter. If you wish to know
more you will have to see Miss Neville
herself, and I do not really know her ad
dress. So I can be of no service to you,
and I must beg you to excuse me now,
' "Miss Dudley," said Henshall, soften
ing his tone, "you would not have acted.
as you have unless yoc were a friend to-
Miss Neville. Believe me, you would.
do her no harm by trusting me, as I am.
ahem! a true friend to the young lady-
'l had the pleasure of rescuing her
from a man who waa annoying her with;
his attentions only last evening. I feel
tuo m tau to escape Uffi
that led Jier to propose this extraordinary
changw of drt-ss. Your teinsf so nearly
the same height and figure asMin Neville
made this an easy means of throwing
him off the track. An I cot right?"
Miss Dudley's eyes had opened rather
wide aa he waa speaking, and when he
was through she exclaimed:
"Then you are not the man?
"I am not the man, I swear to yon."
Yr77 f.jLiiJLasgi'? I
i am wit the -nan, I stcwr to you''
The singf-r reflected for a moment and
then said: "I do not see what harm it
can do to tell you the truth in any case.
Even if you are the man, nothing that I
say woum ao anv narm now. w no is
the man?" she asked suddenly, fixing her
eye3 on the young fellow.
"He is an Italian mind reader whose
real name is Leopardi. I know him to
be a vllliari," replied Henshall at once.
"I only asked that to see if you would
have an answer ready," Miss Dudley re
turned, smiling roguishly again. "Well,
I will tell you the whole thing. After
her last solo Miss Neville was strangely
agitated. She came to me trembnn
and said: 'There is a man whom I great
ly fear, because, although I detest him,
he has an influence over me which I can
From the way I felt while I
was playing I believe he was somewhere
in the hall. I desire above all things to
avoid meeting this man. My happiness
in lif e may be destroyed if he should find
where I am living. Will you not change
dresses with me and wear my wrap? We
are so nearly alike m figure that if you
go out in these clothes and veil yourself
well he can easily mistake 3'ou for me
and will follow you. I feel as if he would
wait until he sees me come out.'
,' "She so impressed me,'" continued
;Miss Dudley, "that I consented. The
, fun of the tiling tickled my fancy, too
Well, when I came out and you ad
dressed me as Miss Neville and invited
me into the coupe which you had en
gaged, 1 felt sure you were the man. I
thought I was helping Miss Neville all
the more by bringing you home with me,
Then it was a satisfaction to show vou
how you had been fooled."
She laughed and then said earnestly,
'And you are not the man at all, then?1
"No, I am not the man at all," re
plied Henshall. "You acted a friendly
part. Now, you can act a still friendlier
one if you will help me find this young
woman. I believe she needs assistance
and I shall gladly aid her."
Miss Dudley darted a keen glance at
his handsome face as she answered: "I
do not doubt it in the least. But I know
nothing about Miss Neville more than I
have told you. Still, when I see her I
will tell her what you have said, and if
you leave your address with me I will
write to you what she says."
With this Henshall had to be content.
He Eaw that the singer was sincere in
what she said so far as he could judge.
He went to Steinway hall and got Hein-
rich Neuberger's address. It was on
Third avenue, far up town.
He decided to call at Miss Hartman's
on nis way up to let .airs, bmitn icnow
that he had seen her villainous husband.
This would help to cement the confi
dence between them which he wished to
When he rang the bell he told the ser
vant to tne his card to Mrs. Smith. He
penciled on it: "Come down for a mo
ment. Do not say I am here."
He entered the parlor and waited. In
a very short time Mrs. Smith presented
herself. She seemed named, but glad
to see him.
You came at a very opportune time. I
can trust you impiicity, can 1 notr sne
asked, looking at him fixedly
Oertainlv. I want vou to do so. I
want your help and will give you mine.
I siw vour husband last night," he
Read that and see what it means,
said Mrs. Smith, drawing a letter from
jT pocket. "Do not be afraid to do so
bjcause it is directed to Miss Hartman.
I have read it " and her eyes flashed,
"and I know he raeast villainy by it.
Henshall hastily ran his eye over the
letter. It was as follows
"Miss Lena Haetman If Mr. Henry
FTffnslia.H has any relations to you which
would make his compromising another
young woman of interest to you ask
him what he has to do with a girl who
plays the violin ia public and whose
stage name is Lorase .Neville. He may
deny that he knows her, but you are en
titled to this warning from
Henshaii raised his eyes interrogative
ly to Mrs. Smith.
"That note came this morning," she
said excitedlv. "Tne handwriting 13
disguised, but I know the character of
Leopardi's Italian letters too well not to
detect it I took the liberty of opening
it. thinking I had a right as his wife,
she Eaid bitterly, "to know what he
would write to a young lady engaged to
a young gentleman. When I read it I
decided not to let Miss Hartman know
anything about it, and felt it was only
fair to show it to you.
"It is only his devilish malice per
haps," said Henshall, "for he hates me.
But I do not know how he could have
found out my name and myecgagement
to Miss Hartman.
He then told Mrs. Smith the Instory
of yesterday. When he was through
she exclaimed: "That man seezria to ma
devilish at times. Keep this letter at
all events It may come into play
When Henshall left her ne went at
once to Neuberger's. What was his
astonishment when that gentleman said
to him: "Miss Neville has accepted an
engagement to appear in San Francisco
with a manager named Rudolph Opper. 1
She started for there this rooming."
"Beaten aain!" 'said . Henshall sav-
1 111 1 u it . rr
111 W it
stair. "But I will find her it I bate to
follow her around the world."
VUL -COLLISIONS AND
Bj NELL NELSON. Eluttratod bj Mr.
JESSIE CUETIS SHEPABD.
Oh! how good the fire t.l" said
MiKs Brown, as she rolled over 00 the
soft Persian rug and presented her left
shoulder to the open frrate.
one lay wiin ner einows on tee Boor, ;
her chin in her hands and her feet
cat as she toasted herself a bright kat-
'Oh! how good L feels," she repeated.
gazing into the glowing coaht through
the iron bars of the grat&and rocrossing
her neatly slippered feet. "Thj best fire
that ever blazed. If I ever get a home
of my own I'll have a grate ia every
room and a roaring fire in ever' grat
tun months in the year. If there was
nothing else in life but hot coffee, hot
water and a hot fire it would still be
'Coffee is the best thing that ever
went down a human throat. I know of
no sensation to compare with a hot bath,
which is a purification, a solace and a
benediction, while a grate fire, with a
soft rug to lie on, la company, comfort
and consolation. There a history in the
burning coals, and there must be in
spiration, only I haven't brains enough
to perceive it.
"The present lies in the white heat
There's that Doctor of Devils gi inning
at me; there's poor little Edna; there's
the crazy painter, and leaning against
the brick is Mr. Crawford, scarcely able
to support himself.
"The embers of remembrance in their
dying glow picture the past, and there's
one fact that never fades. I see it in the
ashes after the last spark goes out, and
I shall see it in the coffin lid at my fu
neral, and in my grave when Fm buried.
God help her to forgive me!" and roll
ing over on her back she clasped her
hands and raised them in supplicating
appeal above her burning face.
Just then the door of her room opened
noiselessly and Dr. Watson, in slippers
and lounge coat, entered, and taking a
cigarette from his lips stood for a mo
ment watching her.
Not a sound was made nor a syllable
uttered, but Miss Brown felt the pres
ence of the hypnotist in an instant.
A shudder ran through her body, an
excessive quivering agitated her eyelids.
Her eyeballs moved convulsively, and
quickly turning her face as close to the
fire as the brass fender would permit
she said by way of recognition. "It's
you, is it?"
"You have said it, my dear Martha,
and if you don't mind I'll finish my cig
arette here. Damnation can have little
terror for you, by the way."
"How do you know?"
"Fau have alet it, my lcar MarVia."
"Because you can stand such an infer
nal lot of heat. I've seen something of
life and people, but I never met a creat
ure without feathers or fur who could
stand as much roasting as you can and
not get scorched. Do you know, I some
times think that you lived in Hades be
fore you came to earthfor you are cer
tainly the most fireproof younjr woman
in my time."
Miss Brown rose to a sitting posture,
straightened out her skirts, threw one
corner of the fine rug over her feet and
knees, and lying down again turned her
eyes to the fire and covered her face
with her arm to shut out the demon gaze
that made her soul writhe.
Without heeding her silence Watson
blew out some delicate rings of smoke.
"I wish you were not so prudish," he
said. "I like the lace ruffles of your skirt
better than that rug. They remind me
of the girl I married in Chicago."
'That was your third wife, wasn't ilr
she said venomously.
"Well, really, Mattie, to tell you th9
truth, I don't remember her numler, bat
now that you betray some evidence 01
rationalism, I have a little matter to talk
about that will interest you.
"Your truant mistress has gone west,
and to-morrow, if possible, we will take
the same route. I have given old Mor
tality a powder to niake him sleep for
the next fifteen hours, and if you have
any packing to do you needn't 1 afraid
of disturbing him. ion have been a
very useful assistant. Martha, and you
can make yourself indispensable to me
now if you want to.
Miss Brown slowly raised herself,
rubbed her eyes with both hands, and
without looking at him aked. "In what
"In tho baino old wav."
"No. I've done all I intend to do In
the same old way! When I leave this
house I leave your service for good. I
have enough on my conscience now to
keep me as wide awak-3 as the Macbeths,
and I tell you Im sick of it. and I in
tend to quit"
You're never so good l-jat:t. Mar
tha, as when you reflect the fue you ab
sorb. If you were my wife I'd keep you
angry all the time. Cotisfi sUw-e? Bah!
the thinj went out cf gtyl before yon
were out of bib It's indiywstion that's
bothering 3ou IU mli yoa a jowder
when I go to my room.
"Now, MLaa Crawford is expected in
San Francisco Monday evening. She
will stay at a private house, tho name
and number of which I will give yon,
and I want you tl1go to her with a let
ter her father has written and look after
her. I am determined to marry her and
yon can help me."
"And what if I refuse?" .
Tia determined that you will not re
fuse, and the sooner you understand that
the better. Do yoa hear what I am say
ing? Look at mel"
"Answer me first"
Unable to move a muscle under Ida
irnp jaiK ruwn tett ncr rwiing
beneath hit hideous gaze ail far an iu
stant was overpowered.
The doctor gave her arm a aida
twist that brought the girl to her fet
Then fixing hi black, txady 13 t-a oa her,
and looking ktcadily at her tmaUing
lids till h rabxl her ?yp to hi f.
he said clearly and d.vdly:
"You wall do as I trU yon? ra
A fthadd pa&ed across tho jkU to. of
the governess. It wai tlwr mi instant
and gone In an instant, but Mia Brown
was conscious of it, for raf-wsl Let
left hand to brush it away, and aa 1m
did so gapud. "Yea," and tor away tb
lace from her throat
"Now you are reasonable. Hit down
and listen to tat. TU Mr. Crawford in
the morning that you had a drvain, that
yon saw Dins on a sick bed, oegbvtJ
and alone. Tell hi in you &w her
mother What the devil ads your
"Don't say any more, for iR-avsa'i
sake! I know what to tell him." and
she buried her face in her lumds as If to
shut out a vision too horrible to om'.-i.-plate.
"I am willing and all that r- Wat
eon, but I know I can't help you and it's
no use sending me. ML-ta Edna does not
trust me. She dreads me and I f enr her.
I cant look into her face, and have not
been able to meet Iter eye since tho
night I made her mother Lie your vin
"Asleep or awake It's all the same, and
tho older the daughter grows the stronger
becomes the resemblance to her mother.
It is wasted time; I can't stay with her
or near her, and I won't try. 1 will go
to California with the letter, if that will
do you any good, but there isn't money
enough in America to keep mo in her
"And that U final, in if
"Does it occur to you that 1 have evi
dence sufficient to convict you of mur
der?" "Who ever heard of an accomplice
hanging and an adept scoundrel who has
won success as thief, bigamist, forgerer
and blackmailer escaping judgment?
There was profit in Mrs. Crawford's
death, and you know who got her fort
une and what became of her proirty."
"Hold your tongue, you jade. Your
wages will depend upon the success of
your dream to-morrow morniug. We
give up th'ise quarters this week without
fail, and on Kecond thought it will be
ix?tter to have you travel with us as
nurse or corn panion. or ti:retary In air.
"To save you the trouble of planning
an escape I might as well tell you that I
have paid a private detective to watch
you, and that I urn determined to have
your assintance. So good night, dear.
(let as much rest as you can, for it's a
long, weary run from here to "Frisco."
Banker Hartman's house in Stuyvesant
square was as gay as a palace for a coro
nation. Incandescent lanterns hung in
the branches of the trees, floded 1 the
scene below with soft light, and wove a
delicate tapestry of skeleton leaves and
graceful branches over pavement, street
and wall. From curbstone to doorstep
stretched carpet and canopy, one hung
with little chamber lanterns, from the
jewels of vln ' the b'ght streamed in
soft splendor, wid the other hedged with
date and fan palms.
White liveried grooms stood at the
carriage step to assist the wedding
guests, and in the vestibule ami along
the staircase were servants of mscruta-
Die race ana raultlesa dress, each with a
single phrafse to deliver by way of direc
tion to the bewildered company.
The air was redolent with the breath
of roses, and np from an arbor of pa'.m
and oleauder floated the light strains of
mandolins, flutes and harp, rapturous as
Newel posts and balustrades were
twined with roses and rosemary; win
dow seats and mantel shelves were cush
ioned with violets and daffodil; gor
geous balls of hydrangea and chrysan
themum filled the fin-places, and invisi
bly hung against screens of smilax was
a wainscoting of orchids extending
through the drawing room and library.
The alcove off the music room luid
been tunn-d into a nuptial bvwer. An
umbrella of white buds roofed the in-
closnre, the walls were tajiestrifd with
pink rosx. and just within the floral
gates stood a prie-dieu of carved ivory
and golden satin, where Henry Ilenshall
would kneel with his bride to receive
the nuptial benediction
Cp in one of the sumptuousl- appoint
ed guest cham Ijers sat the painter in the
attitude of a penitent, desolate as a
lighthouse, for he had locked the door
and given orders not to be dista bed.
The marriage was pet for 7 o'clock, and
the neighborhood abounded in belfry
clocks. He had liis cloves on and the
ring in hfe pocket and he was listening
for the knelL
"Confound it, any way. Why should
I care?" he muttered, rising abruptly and
becinnina to nace the floor. "It's the
woman in me. Men marry nurses and
housekeepers and influence every day in
th9 week, and I can name at leat five
fellows in the club who have married for ;
mere social position. This thing of Jove
is an involuntary sort of a sensation,
any way, and as for swearing to keep it
up, it's all balderdash; for a fellow can
no more hate all his life than be can
love. Tm in love with th?t rcmall, brown
eyed musician, yet I wouldn't marry her
if I could; but I mean to find her and
know her and use her as an ideal, if I
have to fiell my immortal souL
'Lena is a good, wholesome girl, am
ple in everything but imagination, ami
able and lenient, and she loves me, joor
child, with her whole eouL Ah, well,
the least I can do is to treat her decently!
And I wish to gracious this ordeal wn
"My idea in hurrying the thing was to
escape the gaping raob, and the servant
at the door told me he had counted one
hundred and twenty. I never could un
derstand tho whims of woman and her
aversion to quiet weddings.
"And then the nonsense of paying
tribute to her intuition! IT1 swear that
I haven't made love to her, and I know
for s certainty that I haven't kissed her
three times. She thinks the loves, and
she thinks she Las a "heart, and she
thinks she thinks, which is equivalent
to the demonstration of an absurdity."
Lena Hartman, buxom, blonde and
warm blooded, belonged to that vast
army of women that thrives best on
neglect. She love! Henry Uenshsll be
cause she feared liira.
He had called her silly when the at-
tempted to be playful, made fun of her
(hc-ru, and rVffmt to u t a iSuii. in
artistic sad shallow pv.l.
II taad Ut umawifaUr. but ul
hurt tar wa tl i&di3en-n 1k?w4
whvtt h potitM, cxpvlisis i U?
Gwxini? wa wot in tbr wvit?r' !.,--ties.
II ou!d have .vth4 lis -x with a
hand tLvqi if bo cart d t j da but ha
didn't end by bnu ritu her tub
drifted Lisawlf t a "whUtlf arid-lib
cvtnoUs-jon" stal of imprtat-.
Invlvrrt-ntly Ib-nry va tratuinj? Ids
wifo fr future imcO"?. Wmea ar
easily fpuilcd a childrrn. and r;ee if..
dulsl Xhry twin a man about i!m xr
fingrr or biy dcxtnnat with him. a the
It's the stinting -f grain an I gm
tlat givr tho thoroughbred U-auty an 1
g.; afcd Jutt in propurtii bi th risk
ing end stinting of hi aSW'tion wili a
man hold nnd enslave tho wtanau r!w U
in love with him. Th velvet gUn it
wry thing to th tonrh, but a woiaaw
want to know that there's an iron grip
Henry Rt-nshall counted th Wlfry:
strokes and waitl fur th ntuoditf
tones to die away I f r unlocking th
In the hall, on his vay t tho bridal
chamber, h nm Banker Harttnan go
iug to wgnal th Uhdtr of t h rrclw-str-
for the inarch.
"All, old nam; glad to s.x you! How
are your knee? irh.dl I get yo.i a drink
"No, thank you: I'm all rigtit Where's
"Dear Henry, how d I lAi I my
veil on straight? I'm nwfnUy nervous.
The pale fared bridogn fin wm rpavd
the effort of respiunw by a burst i mel
ody that came from the fifty mriu-
bidden away ia some phtce nvcrkend,
and offering his arm to tlw gld- is
satin and iwarled tulle ho ld her down
the broad Maircaae, akng Hie rt tivl- -liijed
hall, through the on-hi I iren1d
drawing room and into the floral bowel.
In the gateway ettxl tb -t raU4
clergyman, lfok iu hand, straight as a
sentinel and bright as a January rv
Tho sweet strain of "Olser. st" c.-.mij
from the pleading, sobbing violins.
Iu six minutes by the watch of Bfcs -Ilejiftha'l
his bon wan a h unhand, and at
0 o'clock the following evening Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Henshall, Mr. St.nth, Mr.
Crawford, Dr. Watson and Ms Brown
were in the Union depot of Oucago,
waitintr for thw Snn Frouciwo United.
To be continued next week.
VIRTUE OF TOWER
contained in a inortgajro
deed, executed to me by.CJ. W,
Marsh, August l!l!iil, 1Hn2, and duly
registeied in book .r.", page .'32t and
SSI, in the Uexltyr'! ollice orSarup-
Hon county, I Mill, on Saturday, tho
rah day of Ih eeiuber, 1h!k), at the
courthouse door in Clinton, N. C,
sell for ca.h, by public miction, to
the highest bidder, the houses and
lands (aiM)ut acres) lying on Ihe
Clinton and Warsaw public road,
about seven miles from Clinton.
Slid lands sire fully lwiundvd and
deeribd in said deed.
A.M. LF.i:, Kx'r
Clinton. X. C, Oct. 0, 1WM.KU4t
Notice of Sale !
VIRTUE i)V AN ORDER
J of tho Superior Court ot
S:uiHsoii county, in c.te of ilay-
wiml retrrson vs. J. J. Hron-011, ot
I., the under-igiied will, on Nov.
21iv, Js'.iu, nt Minion, X. C., by
public au'-tion, br ca-h, sdl tin- fol
lowing nuids, adjoining binds o!' J.
I). Carter and others, In LN.sm
township, U'ing same de-cribed lu
a mortgage deed :'roni said BroiiMUi
to said l'eter-on, recorded in hoov.
., p.iges rt-.d 3o, containing 12.'
acres, more or less.
IIKXitY 1 1. KAISOX, Com.
O.-lober 2!Mi, IstWl.- tds
ABE YOU AN HEIR?
.More than half a billion ot dt.-ll.iri
in in.eli.iiiif l dfdts are jf .vailing
the rU'bll'ul heirs in England, Scot
land, Wales and Ireland. .I.t id
the-e neif. ire in the United SUte-,
and have be -a advertised for in
Kngllsb pnpejs. Thousand of heir."
have j'ever f en tlu-se vert -.-merit".
If yui ancestor tn yur
father' or mothers side came from
any of the above nmned ountri.;
do not fail tu v riie t Vt. lb s, ,.
r-au -.-Maims-A' i.ey, Uv.nA
St. New York, and certain If you
are an heir. Your decease! a ico
tor's rights are yours by iJriti-U liw .
We luve information ofeverys
tat anil dee.iod jerson who-"
heirs have been advertised for in
1" veir-. Send postal note for 'U
cents to insure information. If you
arcaiihtfr we will recover the e
tate tor you. So recovery no fee.
When ; on wish an tt-y shave,
As g o,l as ImiImt ever gave,
Jus' (!1 01 us at our saloon
At n.omie.g, eve or uti;
We cut ana dres the hair wilii i;raee,
To suit the contour of the imv..
Our room i?neat and tmveb ilenn,
Scissors liap and razors keen
And everything we thinkyou'il find;
f 8uJt the face and pleas the mind,
And all our art and skill c-.:nb,
It yoa just call, we'll do IV. r you. '
SIIKKARD A NIXON,
The i:iintm ilzfa-r'.
For 24 Years
J. T. GREG0E7
has occupied hi mntis -:V.
on Church Street." The great and
risnal lead in low prices for men's
clothes .EeononSy In cloth and money
will force yoa to give him a call.
t-Latcst Fashion plate always t
on hand. June 7lh. Jyr.-
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