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IN THE YELLOW TOBACCO DISTRICT. -o $2.00 a Year; 6 Mos. $1.00. Largest Circulation BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM. HaT Rates on Application. THAU It. MAJVlt. 1-0 1 itur 11 d. Hrop'r. "Oaeolikta, Os.oii.iisr-, jzETEisr7s Blesshstgs Attend ELeir,.'3 SUHSriilPTION VOL. VI. HENDERSON, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1887. NO. lo. EX-GOV. A. H. STEPHENS' COUSIN. 1 am first cousin of tlie late Ex-Governor Alexander II. Stephens ami have been postal clerk on difireat railro.-id- since 1SGS. For ten years I have been a sufferer from":i cnncer on my face, which grew worse untill tlie discharge of matter became pro fuse ami very offensive. I became thor oughly disgusted with Mood purifiers and proiiounr.j.l them humbugs, as I had tried many without relief. Finally I was induced to use B. Th B., which was about the 1st of February, and continued its use until tlie Utter part ot April. Tlie offensive discharge decreased at once and the hardness around the cancer disappeared. It improved my general health and I rapidly gained flesh and strength. The discharge gradually decreased and tlie cancer became less and less in Mze until ! nothing remains except a scar to tell the j tale of a once dangerous cancer. All who j have seen me since I have commenced the ' use of 1. B. B. bear testimony of my ere.it improvement, and the scar 011 my face shows that it cured the c.incer. I find that B. B. B- comes s.u irely up to whr.t it is recom mended, an I I cannot say too much in praise of this wonderful medicine. I have tried them ;II, but B. B. B. stands at the top as a blood purifier. The above is copied from the Athens (Ga.) Banner- Watchman, being the voluntary language of Mr. James A. Greer, which Editor Gantt indorses : "Mr. Greer is an honest, upright citizen of Athens, who had a had cancer, and his numerous friends thought that he could not live very long, as the cancer was gradually sapping the foundation of his con stitution, but now looks well and hearty," 2 AGAINST 18. Several physicians have pronounced my disease blood poison, caused by paint or lead in the paint, but they could not cure me. Last summer I used eighteen bottles of a largely edvertised blood medicine, which did me no more good than r,o much water. I have used only two bottles of B. B. 15. and am proud to say tint I received greater benefit from them than fro:n th; eighteen, and am now rapidlv recovering. There is no question about the superiority of B. B. J!. over all blood remedies. 215 Reynolds street. V. II. WOODY. Augua, Ga, April '21st, 188G. All who desire full information ab'.ut th- ciuse and cum of Blood Poison, !croful 1 in i Scrofulous Swellings Hi rers. S res, Rheumatism, Kidney Cnm pi tints, Cirarrh. etc , wan secure by mail free, a.-Miv of our :ii-ir Iiliistrat- d P.ook ot V n dors lilloit with the most wonderful iioi startling proof ever be lore known. Address, BLOOD BALM CO.. Atlanta, G;i. Planting Time II AS COME. Now is the time to plant IRISH POTATOES, and OX T' X - Sow CABB XOK. LKTTUf'E, TO 31 irOE-, RAD IS I?, BEETS, PES. MUSTARD, KALE, SALSIFY, CARROT and PARSNIP ALSO SEED FOR PASTURES, MEADOWS and LOTS, In ORCHARD, TIM OTHY, HERDS GRASS, aud RED and SAP PLINCi CLOVER SEED. I have a full stock of all seeds and ' mevt prices with anyone. I SHALL. CONTINUE To Improve My DRUG STOCK until it ' second to none South of Rich mond. My stock of CIGARS, CIGARETTES and TOBACCO Is Complete. I have on hand aTd shall carry a larger stock of Paints and Painters' good Hun ever before. First quality groundcolors a specialty. I carrv at all times a nieelineof ROYS TER'S FRESH FRENCH CANDIES. All Prescriptins and family receipts intrusted to my cart will receive my personal attention ad only pure, fresh drug used in fi;lin them. In returning thank to m friends and customers I ask for a con tin uance of their patronage, and asur them I will spare no efforts 10 desert it. A pood h'Misd, a long xperienc . and ampl capital, I can and will mak it to your interest to deal with me. Very Respectfully, Melville Dorsey. GEORGE 1). PRENTICE. THE CCNTLE POET EDITOR WHO ENCCURAGZD MZN Or GENIUS. A. Stormy Jour nnlistic Career the Itesnlt of His Caustic Pen A 1't'w 1'ungeut rjirugritphH An Almoxt i'ulal OuarreL The Civil War. After lem-in college Prentice studied law, but, not 1:1 .e' ing "tviih immediate success, lie drifted into journalism. IIo was the lirst ed itor of the onee celebrated New England Re view, and it was 011 that periodical that he won bis surs. Soon after this Zlr. Prentice was stmt to Kentucky by a nmnlKir of prominent Whigs to gHt.'n-r mat'jrial for n life of Henry Clay, then about to Ira nominated for the presi dency. L'hi'eia Louisville on this mission ho "vaf; oHY'red the editorship of anew daily paw, then bi in;? established i:i opposition to tho Jackson Democracy. He accepted the jMisition and was for the remainder of Lis life? closely identified with th 1 o!i:i.-al mid literary life of tho south. He resigned the editorship of The Review, recommending as his successor Job 11 G. Wliitticr, then an mi knoivn poet, who had tent some of his lirst P'jcnis to Tho Review. Udoii assuming thi editorial control of The Journa', Prentice ut once placed it among the 1110.it influential papers of the day, and inado tho political and litcrarj' departments rdike shine v.ith the light of his talented pen. It became, th j.cknowk'djccd organ of tho Whig party in the south and west, and to the last tho sup orti r of Henry Clay for president. Prentice and "Harry of the West" became I fast friends, and Clay was the inspirer of some of the most brilliant editorials which appeared in Tho Journal. Cut it is not in tended her to review the political course of The Journal under the editorship of Prentice, t!iou'!i the life of the Jii-.m and the piper are so closely identified that it i: almost impossi ble to separate tliein. In its editorials it was sharp and pointed, sometimes Iwkig almost cruel i:i its threats, but more often they were sweetened with good humor. Here are a few: "Have I changed?" exclaims Governor P. "Wo don't know; that depends on whether you were ever an honest .nan. The editor of tho speaks of his "lying curled up in bed these cold mornings." This verifies what wc said of him some time ago: "lie lies like a dog." The Globe says: "Mr. Clay is a sharp poli tician." No doubt of it; but tho editor of Th ttlobe i s a sh u-pcr. Messrs. Dell Cc Toon, of The Gazette, sav th;it "Prentices are made to serve lmston," ! We!!, Brlls were made to he hung mid Topps to be whinjM-d. Mr. Prtnticc mado many enemies by the course of hi.s p;ijier, and had not a few per sonal diiliculties, nearly ail of whic h ho came out of with grace and honor to himself. This was not an easy matter when it is known that he was a bitter opponent of tho duello, which was at tbat time so popular in the Fouth. His position is defined in a letter to one of hU challengers: "lam no believer in the dueling code. I would not call a man to tin? field unless ho had ilono me such n deadly wrong that I desired to kill him, mid I would not o!cy hi call to the field imless I had done hie.i so mortal an injury as to entitle him, in my opinion, to demand an opportunity of taking my life." Onoof his quarrels camo near being fatal to the Oct, however. An editor named Trotter became incensed at some of Tho Journal's jiei-sonal allusions, fired at Prentice 0:1 the street and wounded him in the breast. Though severely wounded, the poet grappled with his would bo murderer, end, after a fierce struggle, succeeded in throwing him to the ground. A knife was given him by 0110 of his friends, and the crowd which had gathered, seeing tho blood which was flowing from the wound in Prcntico's breast, shouted: "Killhirn! Kill him!-' But tho gentle poet released tho subdued Trotter with the chiv alrous remark: "I cannot kill a disarmed and helpless man." A volume of the epigrammatical paragraphs which gave Prentice so much trouble were collected during his lifetime under the title of 'Trenticcana," and though many of them have lost their point- by the lapse of time, one reading them can hardly wonder that tho thor got into frequent trouble with tho hot blooded men at whom they were aimed. Though The Journal was to a great extent a jKjlitical paper, its literary department was to many its great c-ch arm. Tho gifted edi tor gave his especial attention to it, and in the midst of a great political crisis ho would fiiid time to contribute to it himself and to read and criticise iersonally tho numerous xx-tical effusions which were submitted to him. Many a well known American anthor his somowhero among his papers a letter from the kindly poet editor encouraging him with advice. lie praised without stint if it was ih sf rved, but he was quick to see when the poetic gift was lacking, and ho would then bo the first to tc.il the aspirant of his lack. His name is assix-iated with tho first attempts of many of the most successful and gifted writers of tbo day. Among tho con tributors to The Journal, when they were yet unknown in the world of letters, were John (!. Whittier, John Howard Payne, James Freeman Clark, Mrs. Sigourney, Alice and Phivbe Cary, William Dean Ilowells, William AVallaco Harney and Porceytho Willson. Tho latter was one of the most remarkable of The Journal's contributors, and was the favorite protege of Prentice. He resembled Poe in the eccentricity and weird imagery of his comjtosition. and he had that subtle and delicate genius which the poet editor liked so much to encourag? and had in so great n degree himself. Several years before the civil war Mr. Prentice made some reputation a a lecturer, both in northern and sou '.hern cities. IIj took a gloomy outlook, and predicted that unless some statesman arose equal to the oc casion there would be no resort left but war if Lincoln was elected. IIo lamented the death of Henry Clay at this crisis, and in re ferring to it said: "Ulysses has gone upon his wanderings and there is none left in a'l Ithaca to bend his bow." He supjorted Bell and Everett, and when they were defeated ho had no alternative but to support the successful candidate, ' Great influence was brought to bear on him by the southern leaders to get him to-support seces sion, but he remained steadfast. He thought it his duty, and, to his great soul, that was enough. It was the greatest trouble of hL life, und no doubt it hastened his death, De troit Free Press. It vhas all right to forlf your enemies, but if 3-ou can lick 'em first it conies easier und vhill last longer. Carl Dunder. OUR FATHERLAND. From the shores whi-ro liberty's portal Shin- s fair to earth's ultimate span; From prairks where Lincoln immortal IVo.i lofdest manhood of man; Froi i beyond tiioso mountain peaks hoary Wl:cre rremoct, tho brave, saw, each way, Our after time transcend j;t tflory; From lh-- land of Calhoun and Ciay; A men eans ! raako thy soar? ever At tlie God of nil nation'3 command: Ocr futherlau-l sweeps to loth oceans. From tho lakes to the far Itio Clraade! Great mca of the ea.,t, where fru?tioa Smiles sweet upon lu-ritajje won! Strou-j mca of the v. est, where the glowing Of hop-; beckons eudl?ssly en! Brav.t mca of tho northlaad. toil girded, Clear visioaed and firm in thy trad! Giia.l men of tho southland, transpired In the li';ht of thy sorrow aul dead! All I all ! l.t our anthem be e ver At tho Ood of all nation's command: Our fatherland sweeps to both oceans, From tho lakes to the far Eio Grande i Here are birthrights noble in stcry; Ther, graves of a consecrate t'-.ronj; Here, mountains and valleys of f;!oiy; Ther. echoes of i-arnortal s-;ir;. O frocmen: we are but each others' 1 Ail tiies. have been priceletwly won! r.i.-e, ris-i ! to t he lovo height of brothers, I ivincihie, evermore one ! Then, deathless, our sun;j shall bp. ever At the Go-1 of all nation':; command: Our fatherland sweeps to both oceans. From the lakes to the f ir T.io Grande! Edgar L. Wakemaa in Southern Eivoaac. AT A NEGRO FUNERAL. Cercmojiiog of Old Slavery Days Still Prevailing in tho South. Not lonj sinco I was visiting one of the towns in upper South Carolina, I and a friond wcro taking an afternoon stroll into tho adjoining country. We had proceeded some distance, and were passing through a denso wood, when suddenly my companion stopped and nervously inquired: "What's that' I came to a halt, and listened. A weird, mournful sound floated through the trees and reached our ears. It seemed to como only a short distance; appeared to cm anato from tho copse on the other sida of the road. We crossed over, and followed, bent upon investigating what it was. Wo had scarcely gained the opposite thicket when we dobouched into one of those country burial grounds which are to be found near every hamlet in South Carolina. It was a strange picture that met our sight, and one that belonged moro to heathen lands than our own civilised country. There, around a nowly made grave, about twenty five negroes were collected. They all held hands and were slowly moving to and fro, while they wailed forth dirges, and at inter vals would ejaculate wild, incoherent words. In the midst of the circle, at the head of tho grave, an old woman sat who rocked back ward and forward. Her eyes rolled wiidl', and she moved in a mechanical way. This was the widow of the deceased, and it was her required part in the ceremony to loudly moan at appointed intervals during tho singing. Something in this way thoir hymn sounded, as nearly as I could catch the words: De white horse he rode, Wid do sickle in lie hand, And slew down our brudder From among our earthly band. A moan! sister, moan! And here tho widow would reintroduce her heathenish incantations. These were kept up for some time, whan suddenly they ceased and tho negroes prostrated themselves upon the ground, while the minister, a tall, er3 dark negro, stood and offered up a prayer. After tho ''amen" was utrcred they rose and two of tho number took from a basket near soma articles with which they decorated tho grave, as if they were placing upon the tomb floral oITerings. They then slowly formed in procession and silently marched out of the inclosure. My friend and I, curious to decido what the peculiar mode of grave decoration was, proceeded to tho spot where an old man was shouldering his spado to quit the place. "Why, old man," said I, "what are those things they have left on tho grave? Bottles, shoes, a jug! Why, what does it all mean?" "Well, boss," said tho ebony gravo digger, with an air of importance, "you see, we puts de articles dat de departed brudder use to use on de grabo for to keep away do bad spei rits, and I 'spose it i3asort ob 'spectful way cb treating de memory ob de lost sister or brud der. You see, dars de bottle dat ho take tho medicine from when he ha sick. And dars i!e jug 't had de last dram ho drunk 'fore La joined de temperance mcetin', an' de boots I 'sposo is de shoes dat he gwine to change for do golden slippers dat he put on when he jine dj ban' up yandcr," and a beam of plaeid faith illuminated tho old black face. It certainly was a strange sight. Here were numberless graves, all Ixsaring the saino pict uresque decorations. Children's graves were covered with broken toys, tin horns, gaud.ly colored clay cats, dogs, and owls. Ono mound was almost leat to the ground with age, and on it rested in dilapidation an old hat and the remnants of a banjo, also a clay pipe, and a coon skin. Near by them was tno grave of a blacksmith, with the implements of his craft wedged in the ground, and rusty horse shoes formed a circle around tho mound. Atlanta, Constitution. Didn't Hurt It Mncli. At Governor Ross' inaugural ball at Aus tin a legislator from eastern Texas was very much bewildered, as he had never attended any similar scene of feasting. In his confu sion he sat down on the hat of a senator. '.Look here, sir, I don't like this," said the senator. 'Dont like what T "You are sitting 0:1 my silk hat." "Well, darn r.13- cats, if I ain't sorry, ker nel, but I don't think I hurt it much; I have only been sitting here for a few minutes." Tho hat looked as if the entire legislature, sitting as a committee of tho whole, had. sat on it for a week. Tcxts Sittings. Steel r.nrai of Washington. A bad boy in a Massachusetts Village 6ur prised and pljascbis teacher by promising t contribute a tin? steel engraving of "Wash ington to aid in dec-orating the school ronsj 0:1 Feb. 22. The teacher left a huge spice among tbe evergreen trimmings 011 tho wall, and tho boy brought her a two cent pac'-aga stamp. A Kemariable Operation. A very rema :able operation has ju:-t been performed by Mr. Kretley, at the Wert Lon don hospital. A child was brought in, Lav ing a Largo mole covering nearly tho wholo of i'.s check. He transplanted the mole by exchange. Thai is, ho removed the moio from tho cheek to tho arm, and planted Ccsh from the arm 0:1 the chesk. Every thing suc ceeded perfectly. Boston T:-anscript. A DEATH ; BROKER. BUSINESS WHICH REVERSES THE OPERATIONS OF LIFE INSURANCE. Slaking Tost Obit T11 vestments, a They Aro Called Ruying "Legacies of Teojile With Expectation Iienefitd aud .Losses of tlie lousiness. It was in a real estr broker's oCce on ' Court street, and tho time was after dinner. Thj broker had ju-t disjMised of a big brick sweil front houe on Common wealth avenue with as much ease an I a. littb diL'al:y as 3"cu could sell a pint of jicanuta at a cattle fa:'r. IIj was a man of business, that broker was, and to use an expression which ho de lighted in, be liked to see things go at the Ihst "crack." I rather liked him, although I was not "btuck" on hi:u, for I was taught in my earl ier and innocent days to bo cautious in my dealings w ith the man who talked business as cold blooded !y to mo as an Anarchist hurls a bomb at a czar of ali tho Russias. "Yon buy legacies?" I remarked. Such a flat, stale and unprofitable remark, I thought, besiilo tho vigorous and prolonged push which he gave to his alaeritous vocab ulary. "Yes," ho replied, "I make and have made a great many contingent investments post obit investments some call them. You will perceive that my business is a novel one, in this country at least. It is of frequent occur rence in England for a young man who La1 been bequeathed a fuiii of money, or left some real estate, to sell his right to such prop erty, tho buyer, of course, not realizing his benefit until tho death of some guardian, uncle, aunt or parent. Of course wo tako 110 chances on simple wills of living crsous, as such persons may change their wills a dozen times before they go over tho river. Where would wo bo if we did? We'd be in the river, and not afloat, you bet. BENEFITS OF THE BUSINESS. "Let me give you an illustration of tho benefits of this business. Only a few days ago a sailor chap steps in here. Says he, 'I've just come ashore, having laid alongsida one of Uncle Sam's guns for years. I haven't a nick, ye see, aud a chap as would like to go with me to seo Jake Kilrain and Joo Lannon maul each other give me the tip that I sell what right I has in tho property left mo and me brother by tho old man. I can't get a pick until the ole woman dies, and although she's near 90, shiver me timbers if I don't think it'll be a big break before she goes aloft. So, yo see, I goes to me brother, and axes him what he'll give me fur my share. He tells me that my share ain't worth a schooner of beer. I'm disheartened, d'ye see, until this chap as wants to seo the fight a feller as reads, he is, though ho does booze tells me that j-oa could do mo up. Now, if ye can, and does, I'm no tar if I don't drink yer health moro'n wunst. Yo seo, cap'n, we want to get a peep at the mauling.' "Questioning tho fellow further, I was assured that his claim was solid, and I offered him $501) for it at the first crack. IIo went away and soon returned with the informatron that his brother had abandoned the schooner of beer theory, and would give him $1,000 in eold cash. I went the brother $:20J better, however, and wo closed the trade. "So, you see, I have not as yet received a copper in return for my expenditure, and won't until the sailor's mother died. Of course, tho chances are against her living long enough to euchre mo out of my investment. You must remember there are cases where the principal and compound interest of tho sum advanced may in time exceed tho sum realized in the end. You seo, somo old women never die. "What's to kill them? Having passed through all the critical stages of womanhood, leading exemplary lives, re tiring early and not arising too early, drink ing tea and eating toast, why shouldn't they live long enough to bafflo mo? Somo day far away they may dry up and blow off; then I have a show to make a dollar. "You seo this business i3 the reverse of life iccuraiico. While tho Hf 0 insurance man is interested in tho prolongation of human life, tho legacy buyer looks upon death as tho messenger who unlocks tho safety deposit vaults of Dives, and makes the heart of said legacy buyer happy. Thus tho dark pall be comes an immaculate wedding garment." THE DIFFICULTIES EXCOUXTnr.ED. He went on: "I'll tell you another thing. It often happens that this contingent invest ment business operates in favor of tho one who takes the risk and the one who tells the legacy. Thus, to protect myself, I frequently get tho life of the man in question injured for a sum equal to the expected legacy. So, it he dies before I get my legacy, why Ian protected by tho insurance. It has so hap pened that I get my share all right, while tho man who is insured, or his family, is nt loft either. "But I do wHi I had those old ladies, good souls, off my hands. I've got three of them already, and may have more before winter thaws out in the lap of ppring. However, I prefer them to some of tho beats I come in contact with. You can't imagine tho numer ous forces against which I am obliged to work sometimes. Dishonest legacy hunters, unscrupulous trustees and such. There is a wide scope for a man who wants to be crooked. Now, if I buy a legacy from a fel low there is nothing to prevent him from selling it again to some other man. The courts in this state have decided that the in vestment belongs to the first purchaser. Therefore, if a fellow conies in here to offer , me a legacy for sale, how do I know that he j has net already sold it to somebody else? "But you ought to see the array of cranks with whom I have to deal," he went on. "Why, they come here from all parts," from all classes and conditions, imagining that they havo got 'oniD money tied up somewhere. Why, I had a woman come ia here not long jagowhotoM me that Jay Gould hell 500,- 00J in trust for her, and that she would sell j it for two-thirds. Of course, she did not fool me. Then a colored woman, who claims to bj Queen of Africa, and who sjeaks of her daughter as the princess, 13 a frequent caller. She says that she owns a gold mine or that he will own one when her father, who is 1,000 years old, dies. She says the ciine is in tho Congo country. I think it must exist in tho ( great desert of Sahara; that is, in the only j oasis of her brain. Then there is a Chinaman 1 who wants to sell me his interest in a tea field. I which he says is thirty miles outside of Canton, China. His is a sad story. He de . clares that he was a merchant of respect and prominence in Canton, but, through a love rf opium, neglected his business, which finally fell into tho hands of creditors, with the ex ception of a certain field, which, by a Mongo lian law, as old as Confucius, still remains his, but which he cannot dispose of while living. " " How a Major of Our Kcgulnr Army Out to See tlie Big Show. Maj. Upham, of cur regular army, who had been sent by cur government to France to observe the improvement in tactics, re solved to go up to Et Petersburg. When he got there he found that a splendid review, to occupy teu days, with sham battles, was about to take piace iu the environs of St. Petersburg. He had left bis uniform and sword in I'm is, aud to send for them would have required that they pass across several nations and be stopped at ell their custom houses. So he applied to tho secretary of legation, who was a Philauelphian and a very decent fellow, but slightly under tho Euro pean morale, to go and seo this review. Ho was told that that was a .country of etiquette and that he might rs well abandon the i lea c' seeing the review. A note was written to make that request in his lxnialf, and the answer was that he must ajipear in uniform and sword. I made that request for him, ia fact, of the legation, as was my duty, being in tho consular service. After it was refused I said to him: "Now, I have obeyeil tho regulations of my office, and I wiil get you permission on my own ac count to go out there." I told him to say nothing to anybody else. I wroLc to the gen eral commanding the camp. Word camo back at once that at the railroad fetation Maj. Upham would find hia ticket. I went out there with him and was taken up to tho room cf the general. He was a rude, gray old man, who sat there with his vest off and not very considerate about the cleanliness of his bhirt. He said: "Good morning, generak Where is your friend!" I introduced Maj. Upham. Said he: "Youshall have every opportunity to seo what we are doing hero. If 3'ou want t take soldier faro with us iu a tent you can have it. I wish I had my own hotel hero to entertain j-ou. But there is a little hotel down the street whero jou can find fair accommo dations. Every morning at your door will bo horses and orderlies. Make yourself at bomc; seo everything; whenever 30U want to, join my staff."' This man was a duke; so we stayed out there ten days and saw mag nificent tactics. They had sham battles and iplendid cavalry maneuvers, aud 1 think Up ham had a first rate chance. When we came back to St. Petersburg the secretary of legation said that ho was sorry Maj. Upham had not brought hu sword and uniform, but there was 110 remedy under such a government of etiquette. "II ," said we, "we have been out thore ton days and Lad a first rate time." Gen. P. M. B. Young in "Gath's" Enquirer Letter. A nnl Oat West. "P'r'aps you don't remomlxr when "Wild Bill killed Dava Tutt? Well, I guess not. You must 'a' liecn quite a kid then. Dave said I'iil owed him money, an', Bill's wa ch be in' on the table, Dave picked it up and naid he 'lowed he'd keep tho watch until Bill paid him tho money. Bill said he didn't owe Davo no money, but Dave said he did, an' stuck to it. Bill looked kind o' queer when ho said, "Davy you'd better put down that wat-.-h,' but Dave laughed an' said he didn't givo a d . Dave said, 'Bill, I'm goin' to pack that watch aci o.-s the square at noon to-morrer,' and Bill knew that was a challenge. Tutt was an old sout an' not 'fraid o' noljody, an' could knock tha eye out o' an eagle on a dollar ai far as ho could sco tho ccin. The next day at noon there was a crowd on tho square, 'causa it was ashootin' match wuth seein. "Jest at 110011 Tutt started to cross tho square, an' party soon Bill was seen also 011 the other nido. We was holdin' our breath, for it was liTo an' death to two o' the bravest men that ev r d rawed. Tutt's friend was 0.1 ono side o' tho square an' Bill's on tho oiher. Bill's near Tutt an' Tutt's near BilL When tho men reached tho middle o' tho square, bein' quite a distance apart, though they turned to' rd each other, an' both pi.sto'a went off at o'co, as though they was only one. Bill didn't wait to cc3 the effect o' his shot, but turned to Tutt's friend..:, an' throwh.' hid gun down on 'cm, remarked very qui.t an' gentiem'nly, 'Are you satisfied, gentic nruf They was, an' never said r.otLi i'. Just then Tutt, who halbe-'n st.mdiu'si.'ilan' movin' his pistol as thouch ho was goin' to lire again, staggered a littlo fin' d: eppod without a groan. Bill's bullet had caught him through the heart, while bis bad had tore through Dili's hat, just raisiV the hair slightly. That wa;i a duel, now, an' din t you fcrcit it, on' the whole town was sec onds. Thero wasn't no business To:;o until after it was settled, an' everybody cgrced that tho thing was bang up an' on tho square. No pun intended." Chicago Tribune. Tho Short Ila'.r Craze. The short hair crazo did soma time ago, but tho disease has broken out again, and tho headachey dames, married coqucti and girls who go the pace havo taken up tho fad a ;ain. Tho regular "doss cut" is ordered, and then folk ws a coi.Ture a la Cupid This consists in having what is called a steam cu, the process being tlie same as that em ployed by barbers in turning the mustache ends of club men. An improved curly heated by steam is used in tho ojH'ratio.i, con suming an hour or so. Th- curls are short, close, but thick little ringlets exactly li'.e those that the sculptors havo identinVl the biind boy witli. Only fifty cents is charged for the dressing, which is remarkably cheap, considering tho tenacity of the curls. Think of curls for three weeks retailing at fifty cents curbs, too, that women can sleep in, and look pretty iu, which ii Ix-st of ail fcat urvs. No dressing is needed to keep the head sightly. When the fair damsel arranges her toilet a.'ter getting in and out of nuraberbsa skirls, it is only neces-ary to run a rack comb diag o islly through the lanky tresses to have them a; roguish and graceful as though twisted by nature's own curling iron. Indeed, the curia are improved by niaeh tossing and blowing i'out, and if the girl i3 half pretty, and ouj place under 25, she is sure to have in bi jaunty wig a captivating air. luter Ocean One of the Four. The lata Professor Edward R. Sill waa a sophomore at Yale when John Brown was Jailed, and was one of th four students, who on that occasion broke into the chapel and draped it with mourning emblems. New York Tribune. Selling Wooden Safes. agent for a safe company several rv 1 m - V a An montlis aro niaa; sales 111 lafi ai, .cxica- a few wcehs ago an agent for another company camo along, aud, according to the local news paper, by the cid of a jack knife and a gim ! t- proved tar the safe buycra that their safes :ad a lining of wood, a filling of clay and a covciin cf thin Jixt iron. New York Sun. POPULATION AND FOOD. REFUTATION OF THE ARGUMENTS OF A MODERN MALTHUS. In Almost Every Country Thire I Eood to Srmre Why Maltha' Doctrine I uu Longer Plausible The Earth'j X'ood Produeliigr Capitbilitiea. The current number of Tho Forum con tains a sprightly article by Thomas V. Knos, entitled "Standing lloom Only." It shows that several countries ia the world contain tx many people that they can scarcely walk about without jo tihig each other. For example, tho statement is made that Java has "iiS in habitants to tho square nrle, Japan - M, Italy J-lfj, Belgium -1S1, aud tho Netherlands SPA Tho author then states that thcro is hardly a country whoso population is diminishing, while that of most countries is iucroaiiig with wonderful if not with alarming rapidity. This i:ierea5 of population is largely duo to tho absence of wars and better sanitary con ditions. Mr. Knox thinks that it is time t study the philosophy of MalAas, who hell that op.ilation, unchecked, increased in geomet rical ratio, while food can only bo mad to increase iu arithmetical ratio. lie aljo argues that checks 011 jjopulation ore absolutely necessary, and claims advantages for war, pestilence, famine and most of tho destructive vices. IIo states that fow of tho countries in which there is "standing 1001 p only" can pro duce food enough for tho inhabitant'?, 'iid shows by eflicial census tables that tho num ber of these countries is increasing very rapidly. He predicts that our own will bo added to the list of overjopulated countries in 1:0 very distant future. At present faw of tho original thirteen states produeo food enough to supply all tho inhabitants, Tho line that divides the states that do not pro duce food enough for tho jieople from those that do is constantly moving f arthcr weak NO CAUSE FOB ALARM. This modern Malthus has no causo for alarm. In almost every country in the world there is food enough and to spare. In nearly every land food producers are discouraged by overproduction. At one tiuio farmora found no fault with prices, but complained becuuse they could raise but little. Now they complain of low prices, and find fault because so much is produced. English pajers stale that there was never a time in tho history of the country when a day's wages would pur chase so much food. During last year t-ugar sold for a penny a joimd, and 1110113' farmers umxI it as a condiment or food for cattle and pigs. Fresh herrings sold in London markets for a halfpenny each, and the ioorest labor ers ato white bread, oranges and bananas. During several months smalt fruits were so cheap that they commanded only a nominal price, and some farmers and gardeners used fciem to fertilizo their land. Ono vessel brought 40,000 carcasses of frozen mutton from one of the Falkland islands, whero it was bought for a eimy a pound. Two steam ship companies paid a ixnny a bushel for the privilege of carrying wheat in bags from American to English ports, to that the grain of civilization was cheaper in Liveiiool than in Baltimore. The prieo of farm products is so low in Great Britain that the owners of several large estates declare that thoy can re aiize moro from them as game preserves than as cultivated farms. Tho truth is, the doctrine of Mai thus is an crplodcd humbug. It was a plausible theory at the thno he wrote, but tho introduction of machinery on farms, tho use of steam in agri culture, tho improvement in breaks of anl mals, tho utilization cf products formerly wasted, the new methods of preserving fruits, vegetables, meat and fish, and last, but most, tin increased Fpeed of vessels and tho low rates for carrying all kinds of articles intended for food, bive produced a revolution and de stroyed the philosophy of tho jiessimist of tbe dinner table. We hoar of coal famines and water famines, but there are no food famine .1 anywhere, and there is no prospect of any. FOOD PRODUCING CAPABILITIES. We have hardly begun to test tho food pro Uucing capabilities of tho earth. A German traveler declares that Siberia is capable of producing grain enough to supply all western Europe with bread. An English authority states that wheat was worth hut ten cents a bushel in tho interior of Asiatic Turkey last year, and that many farmers did not find it profitable to harvest their fielils. Tho island of Ilayli is capable of producing enough yams and bananas to feed 20,000,000 ieop!e. Hardly any portion of Africa except tho narrow val ley of tho Nilo has leeii brought undor culti vation. But an insignificant part of Aus tralia has been devoted to the production of food. South America, in the opinion of Humboldt, is tho grand division of tho carih capable of producing the most food; still a large portion of it remains unexplored, and I no good farming is done in the parts that I havo been longest settled. It could Ic mado j not only tho granary bus the stock yard for j supplying Europe with food. Wild cattle ! are almost as plentiful there as rabbits nro in I Australia, and thousands of them are killed every year for their hides and tallow. Kheep ore raised with scarcely any care, and pig turnel into tho forests becomo fat on nuta and wild fruit. No believer in Malthu-sian phii osophy ever visited hjouth America. By selecting breeds of animals that matin carli', and constantly supplying them ?.h suitable food, steers aro made to weigh as nil -h when they are thirty months old as tby formerly did at twice tat age. By tho gen eral introduction of the silo tho beef and mutton production of tuU country could be d u!.1-h1, c-vtn if no more land was devoted to raising fodder crops. Our countryman, Seta Green, originated the expression "water fann ing," and demonstrated t'iut an acre of water was caiahle of producing as much food as an acre of land. Experiment? show that German carp can be raised at about half tho irice of the cheapest meat, ami the prospect is that most of our small lakes and artiflciai ponds will soon be utilized for tho production of food the fame as they ore in China aiul Japan. Food producers everywhere nro crying fir more mouths to feed, so that they can get & better price for what they raise. But lb prospect is that the cost of nearly every kiiwl of food will continue to decline, even if the population oL the earth is doubled. Chicago Times. A Shekel of CbrUt's Time. A young woman of Loston was recently presentM with a very valuable coin, a fcbekcl of tb time of Ccrist She took it to a jew eler to have it mounted with pearls as a breastpin; end when he went for it was hor rified to Onl that the jeweler hail scoured off all the sacred accumulations of ages, and the fkekrl shone as bright ns a new nickcL TROYAJL MSB! NJ Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A marvel of purity, i-trenglh and wholcsomeness. More economical than the ordinary kinds, and cantiot be sold in competition 'with the multitude of low test, short weight lum or phosphate powders. Sold onfy means. Koval Baking Powder Co. 100 Wall St. N. Y. June 24, 1 c PROFESSIONAL CARDS rP M. PITTMAX, -- ATTORNEY AT LAW, HENDERSON, N. C. Prompt attentiou to all professional bu8ines. Practices In the Stale and Federal cour ts. Refers by eriiiit-Mcn lo Coirimrrcial National Bank and E. D. Lr.lta !fc Bro Charlotte, N. C ; Alfred Williams A On,, Raleigh, N. C; D. Y. Cooper aud Jas. U. 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