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brari This Paper Is read every week in the best homes in this section. An advertisement in its col umn will bring you returns. Bear this fact in mind if you wish to advertise anything at any time. Success inev Spring Fever. At this season of the year trade becomes dull the circulating medium is weak and businesslanguishes. The whole system is out of order and needs toning up. Some invigorating tonic must be resorted to. The intelligent business man should know what to do in such cases. itably comes to those wh .t t . ti pcrsisienuy ana inteiiige ly practice the art of Judicious Advertising Use Printers' Ink. Cabot .tint a, Oabolina, . v -husr's Bt i7is3nsrq-s Attend "HIttr.." I SUBSCRIPTION $10 Ctsi. THiD R. H1IWIG, PubUslicr.l HENDERSON, 'N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 7. 1891. NO. 22. YOIi. X. r a i - JEtFi A X flTTTQ T A "DTTP Pr rndoa Bla at fWe KitWBM A4vrttalntr Bawa" (WBjyooe f - l wbere advprtlstni IN KKW y'lEM RADAM'S MICROBE KILLER! The greatest discovery of the ape. Old Kanmr lts (Ka rantufltr n 1 tr r-A4nt 1 V discovered. The MICKOBK KILLER Is prepared on scientific principles. It starts at the root of all disease, and cures by removing the cause of the disease. Do you suffer with Catarrh ? Have you inherited Consumption ? Have you any Kidney Disease? Are you afflicted with Uheumatism ? Are you troubled with Asthma? Have you any disease that causes you anxiety or inconvenience? Have you any disease that your doctor has pronounced iucurable? Give the limit Killer a Trial. It U nn evneriment nor an untried rem edy. Hundreds of persons in this city have useu or are now usinn mis mcuiiiinc, auu the cures effected in many cases are mir acles. It has cured thousands who have been pronounced INCURABLE. Sold in one gallon lugs. Price three ($3.00) dollars. A small investment, when life and health can be obtained. Beware of fraudulent imitations. They are usually cheaper, as they use that method of imposing on the public. One of them held their price at $2.50 per gallon for nearly two years. Not being able to get their medicine in at that, they have now reduced it to $1.50, which is evidence enough that it has not met with success. A good medicine sustains itself in all com munities. A cheap medicine is the last thing on earth a suffering man wants. The genuine sold only by M. DORSEY, Druggist, HENDERSON, N. C, Sole Agent for Vanco County. EQUITABLE Life Assurance Society OF THE UNITED STATES. January 1, 1891. ASSETS, $119,243,744 Liabilities, 4 per ct, 95,503,297 SURPLUS, $23,740,447 INCOME, $35,036,683 203,826,107 720,662,473 New Business :SS ) written in 1890 Assurance in force, O The EQUITABLE SOCIETY holds A LARGER SURPLUS, writes a larger ANNUAL BUSINESS, and has A LARGER AMOUNT of ASSURANCE IN FORCE than any other company IN THE WORLD. Its latest form of Policy is UNRESTRICTED after one year, INCONTESTABLE after two years, NON-FORFEIT ABLE" alter three years, and payable WITHOUT DELAY. For further particulars, call on or 'address J. B. YOUNG, Agent, HENDERSON, N. C. Merchant Tailoring. It Is with pleasure that I announce my readinesB and ability to serve my customers in a prompter and more satisfactory man ner than ever before. Have Just fitted up new and comfortable apartments in the Watkins building, over Daniel & Co.'s hardware store, and have on hard a large line of samples for Spring and Summer Weai. . Do not place your order for a suit until you see my Roods ami get prices. I can (rive as Rood bargains and do as good work as any responsible party anywhere. A call will convince you that you can do as well in your home market as you can by sending away. In point of style, cut, fit and make up I guarantee my work to be equal to that done elsewhere. My clothes speak for themselves. This is the testimony of my customers, among whom I desire to count you. Very respectfully, W. E. SMITH, Merchant Tailor, feb3- Henderson, N. C GIRLS. Chicago Saturday Blade.J IIRST comes the pretty girl, And the bright, chat ty and witty girl, And the girl that bangn her hair; The girl that's a flirt, And the girl that is rert. And the girl with the baby stare. There's the tender girl, And the slender girl, And the girl that says her payers; There's the hanghty girl, And the naughty girl, And the girl that puts on airs. There's the well-bred girl, And the well-read girl, And the girl with the Bense of duty; There's the puintv girl, And thV'fainty" girl, And the girl that has no beauty. There are many others, Oh, many others. Than are named in this narration; There are girls and girls, And they're all of them pearls They're the best thing in creation. CONVERTED TO JUDAISM. Two Young Women Renounce their Christian Faith in order to Marry. A few weeks ago the Goldsboro Headlight published the following ac count of a young lady from Tarboro having been converted to Judaism: Yesterday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock, Miss Addie Jenkins, of Tarboro, was converted to the Jewish religion by Rev. J. L. Mayerberg, at his residence in this city. The young lady, who for the past twelve 3-ears was a member of the Methodist church at Tarboro, arrived in this city two weeks ago for the purpose of being converted and has been a member of the Rabbi's household ever since. Miss Jenkins, it seems, fell deeply in love with Mr. Junius Rosenbaum, a Jewish young merchant of Tarboro, but he and his relatives being orthodox Hebrews, the latter would not consent for him to marry the young lady unless she joined the Jewish faith. Rather than give up her lover she decided to discard the faith she was raised up in. She acquainted the Rev. Mr. Mayerberg of her intentions, who, we are told, did his utmost to discourage Miss Jenkins from changing her religion and informed her that the Jewis church does not desire to make converts. But to no avail. On Saturday she informed Mr. Rosen baum that having fully studied the Jewish rites she was now prepared to join him in wedlock. He arrived in thi3 city yesterday evening from Tar boro and after being an eye-witness to the conversion was married with all the solemn rites of Judaism to Miss Jenkins whose Christian name was changed to Sarah, Rev. J. L. Mayer berg, officiating. Another young lady of the same place has followed her example, as the following from the same paper of last week, shows: Monday afternoon, at 4 o'clock the parlors of Rev. J. L. Mayerberg, rabbi of the Hebrew Temple, of this city, were filled with a large number of" ladies and gentlemen who came there to witness an event which is a rare occurrence in the Jewish Church a conversion. At that hour Miss Ilattie E. Duggan, of Tarboro, a young lady raised up under the guidance of Chris tian parents was converted by the rabbi under impressive and very affect ing ceremonies. The young lady although a member of the rabbi's house hold for only twelve days, evidently made an earnest study of the Jewish rites, for every question asked her by the reverend gentleman she answered in an straight forward manner, and promised henceforth to be a true daughter of Israel, whereupon her Christian name was changed to Esther. This is the second Jewish conversion that happened in this city during the past two weeks, and both Tarboro young ladies. As in the first case Miss Duggan became enamored with Mr. Joseph A. Cohen, a Jewish young merchant of Tarboro. His relatives being orthodox Hebrews, would not consent for him to marry the young lady unless she joined his faith. Rather than to give up her lover she decided to estrange herself from all her people and join a religion which is in contrast to the one she was raised up in. On Friday she informed Mr. Cohen that having, fully studied the Jewish rites she was now prepared to join him in wedlock. The young man arrived in this city Monday evening from Tarboro and after being an eye-witness to the conversion was married with all the solemn rites of Judaism to Miss Duggan, Rev. J. L. Mayerberg, officiating. State of Ohio, City of Toledo, Lucas Ootjkty. S Frank J. Cheket makes oath that he is the senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co., doing business in the City of Toledo, County and State aforesaid. and that sat a tirm will pay the sum 01 ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for eaeh and everv ease of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the use of Halls Catarrh Cure. f KAiNii. J. UUOEl . Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence, this 6th day of December, A. D. 1886. A. W. GLEASON, I SEAL. I Hotary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Send for testimo nials, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. E3FSold by druggisU, 75c. Mrs. John A. Logan's Home Maga zine gives a greater amount of fine reading matter for the money than any other periodical in the world. Call at this office and get a sample copy. Price 50 cents a year. With the Gold Leaf, both for $1.75. TOBACCO CULTURE. FERTILIZING AND TRANSPLANT ING. Some Practical Suggestions from Mr. F. M. Rogers, the Pioneer Tobacco Planter of South Carolina. Mr. F. M. Rogers, Jr., the pioneer tobacco planter of South Carolina, and who is well known to the trade of Henderson, has been contributing some timely and enteresting articles to his home paper the Florence Mes senger, on the subject of tobacco "cul ture. On the subject of fertlizing and transplanting, he says: My last article left us with the land thoroughly prepared, compost heaps of woodsmould and cotton seed ready to be distributed. Lay oft the rows three feet four inches apart. In this furrow scatter compost; and with it the fol lowing fertillizers: 500 pounds acid, 400 pounds cotton seed meal, and, 100 pounds kainit. This mixture, with the addition of five or six loads stable manure, put on every acre, with two furrows on this with a turn plow, we are ready to plant. If the land is to be planted by hand, make "pats" by striking the center of the bed firmly with the back of a hoe two feet ten inches apart. If the land is poor it might be well to give more distance ; if in good state of cultivation the dis tance given is about correct. In every instance, the richer the land or higher the manuring, the closer the planting should be,to avoid coarseness. Planting should commence on the first season, about the 10th or 15th of April. Let a girl or boy go ahead of the planter dropping two rows at a time, one plant on each hill. The setter follows, and straddling the row, with a peg or a narrow paddle about eight inches long makes the hole, inserts the plant, and should press the dirt firmly, not hard, to the roots. It is not, however, always advisable to wait for rain. When the plants are large enough they should be set and watered artificially. When this is necessary, the following plans have been found most economical: Carry water to the field in barrels, placing them convenient distances apart; send a hand ahead, and punch holes in every hill with a pole a bout eight feet long and sharpened at one end; follow with buckets of water and dippers, and put one pint of water in each hill. The droppers and planters follow as before directed. Be sure, however, to cover all the moisture round the plant with dry earth, The cultivation of tobacco is similar to that of cotton or corn, except that the dirt should always be worked to wards the plant never from it. Plow with a flat sweep the first time. When the crop reaches the height of twelve or fourteen inches, I have found the turn plow to do very effective work, and especially if the season is likely to be wet. Usually three hoeings and three or four plowings will suffice. In each successive working with the sweep turn the wings higher each time, so as to have a good bed when your tobacco is laid by. Commence to cul tivate soon as plants have taken root well. COME THIS WAY. No Blow or Blnster bnt Just a Few Pointers. Durham Sun Many have long been dissatisfied with the cold and stormy climate of the North. Printers ink has been used ot late years, to great advantage, in advertising the charms and attrac tions of our lovely Southland, and, as a result, thousands are leaving the rigorous regions of the North, to find homes under the genial skies of the South. Never since the stars and stripes first waved in triumph over "the land of the free and home ot the brave," has there been such a tide of immi gration Southward. Farmers are coming to cultivate the soil, miners to dig from the earth the wealth it yields, manufacturers for sites, capitalists for profitable invest ments, pleasure seekers to revel under bright skies and enjoy the bountiful blessings dame nature has bestowed, and the sick and worn out under the chilling Northern blizzards,' to gain health and strength. Our skies are bright and sunny, our climate is as healthy as can be found on the globe, our transportation facil ities, by rail, excellent, our lands cheap and easily improved, our man ufacturing advantages unsurpassed, and our people proverbial for hos pitality. Come and look over the field, and we are sure you will decide to cast your lot with us. People are constantly coming here, and we feel confident our population will soon be augmented by many from other States, attracted by our superior advantages. Not a "Fake Journal. "It is another fake?" is a question the friends of the Dominion Illustrated have frequently to answer with regard to the prize competition inaugurated by the publishers of that journal for the current six months. The publishers hare them selves given the best answer to that by publishing the list of prizes. There are 100, atnrreeatintr in value over $3,000. The first is $750 in gold and the smallest is valued at f 5. The competition consists in finding in current numbers of the journal the answers to thirty-six question, six of which are published each month. On receipt of 12 cents in stamps, the Eublishers (the Sabiston Litho. & Pub. o., Montreal) ill send copy ?rith full particulars. Catarrh originates in scrofulas taint. P. P. P. purifies the blood, and thus perma nently cares catarrh. For sale by W. W. Parker, Druggist. John Hancock. Mb Editob: When Patrick Henry uttered that memorable expression, "the next gale that sweeps from the North will bring the clash of resounding arms," he knew such raer. as Otis, Adams and Hancock were preparing the minds of their countrymen for the rominc struggle for freedom. He knew they would not shrink from the contest, however firm and prolonged the struggle. Wan micht he sav. 4there is no re treat but in submission and slavery." The descendants of the pilgrim fathers. with such a man as Hancock urging them on, were not going to submit auietlv to aesression. John Hancock was about the richest man in - Massa chusetts at the time the Question of re sistance to England was agitating the nublic mind. No man had more at stake than he had. The king's officers seized his sloop ''Liberty" under the charge that it contained "forbidden ffoods." This brouahton a . conflict between the opposing parties in which the Ensrlish had to retreat in haste to their - port of safety, leaving their burning shin 'behind them. Hancock was one of the party that destroyed the tea in Boston Harbor. It was a bold and determined act. but the spirit of resistance was strong. He served in almost everv capacity from member of the General Assembly to that of Governor. He was president of the Colonial Congress when the Declara tion of Independence was adopted. When he affixed his signature to the instrument in such large and legible letters, he said, "the British ministry can read that name without their spec tacles." A distinguished gentleman said, "King George could almost read it across the Atlantic." He . cared nothing for the offered reward of the aggressive foe. He had no concessions to make to a foe that sought . to fasten the chains of slavery on himself and his posterity. He had no idea of re tiring from the contest until the war cloud should blow over and the bless ings of freedom should gladden the hearts of his countrymen. Like the renowned hero of old who stood with his back to a huge rock with opposing foes in front, he could say: "Come one, come all, this rock shall fly From its firm bare as soon as I." I love to think of such noble spirits as John Hancock who stood at the helm guiding the Ship of'State over the agi tated waves amid the fury of the storm that threatened to engulf her. He has a fame as enduring as time. Genera tions yet unborn will arise and think of the noble deeds of the great leader that did so much to liberate his countrymen from the dominion of a foreign power. The children of the pilgrims should be proud of the great Hancock whose voice urged his people on in the darkest period of the country's history. B. W. H. NEW YORK FARMERS. A special dispatch from Hornells ville, N. Y., to the New York Ft ess, dated April 22nd, says: The city is full of farmers to-day, hundreds of them having come here to attend the State Alliance. 1 1 counties, embracing a total membership of 20,000, and seven other counties which as yet have no county organi zation, with 5,000 more, all represented by sixty delegates. Presi dent L. L. Polk, of Washington, called the Alliance to order in the afternoon, and used up the greater part of the time in speaking of the movement in the South and West. Many questions were asked him concerning the method of conducting an alliance, which were answered. He completely captivated the members, and is the most popular man in the city to-night. The Press correspondent this after noon saw President Polk in reference to the letter written to lieutenant Gov ernor Jones by his former private secretary, Rittenhouse. He said: "I know nothing' of which this letter speaks, and I know nothing of the order which Mr. Rittenhouse claims to represent. I have not seen that gen tleman since December 2 last, and have not heard from him by letter or otherwise for three months. The only way that I can account for his having my letter heads in his possession is that he took them my office previous to December." PUBLIC HONORS. L Wilmington Messenger. Col. Pat Dorian, who once edited in North Carolina, and is very pleasantly and kindly remembered by some of the surviving editors, is editing the Fargo Sunday Argus. Replying to a paper that noticed the big salary of Dana and said that "barring the honor, it is as well to be an editor, in some cases as President," the gifted ink-slinger of the Argus says: 44 'Barring the honor,' indeed! The surplusage i: honor is on the side of the editor every time. The whims and votes of an unclean mob can make a Governor or a President any day of the poorest and rottenest material under heaven or above the other place. God alone can make a really great editor." We do not like Dana because of his destitution of principles, but he is a greater man than two-thirds of the residents, w e nave never seen much "honor" in politics. We have ! never seen the day we would not rather ; be the editor of a reputable newspaper, : doing conscientiously and faithfully as ; we could the duties of the office, and j earnestly trying to instruct, to bless, the elevate our fellow men, to help build up the State and to maintain civil institutions and organic law from iuvasion and corruption, than to be a member of the House of Representa tives. We have long believed with the English poet Joseph Addison, that "The post ot honor Is a private station." DAVIS MUST HANG. THE SUPREME COURT OF THE COUNTRY DISMISSES HIS PLEA. A History of the Murder For Which He is to Pay the Penalty of His Life. - r Week before last we published the fact that the Supreme Court of the United States refused to interfere in the case of J. W. Davis, the young North Carolinian, who is under sentence of death in Texas, for murder. From the Fort WorthGawMe of April 14th, 1891, we take the folio wing particulars of the murder for which he is to be hung, as published in that paper at the time of the tragedy, July 6, 1889 : . The most woeful occurrence ever chron icled in Fort Worth is that which took place at 3:40 yesterday afternoon in which B. C. Evans lost his life, and a whole city plunged in grief. The blow stuns, it paralyzes, men stand aghast with horror, grief and rage, while the poor, heart-broken widow weeps and the fatherless children gather about the sacred dust of the once loving parent; Better had Fort Worth been laid in ashes than that B. C. Evans should have been robbed of life in the way he was, for Fort Worth would have risen from her ashes more beautiful than ever, but the taking off of the good man, the loyal cit izen, the fond husband and father, the great merchant aud the promoter of public affairs, cannot be undone. At 3:40 yesterday evening, J. W.Davis ehot and killed B. C. Evans. Hundreds who were within a few blocks of the B. C. Evans Company's establishment on Main street heard the sharp ring of a pistol fired five times with remarkable regularity,and from the intervals between the shots, with apparent great delibera tion. Men standing a block away could see the smoke from the pistol curling out through the entrance to the carpet de-; partment of the house and carried away j by the gulf breeze, At the first shot j hundreds started to the place, and when j the last shot had been tired and Davis . was putting the pistol in the inside . breast-pocket of his coat scores of men I were at the store. Marshal Farmer was there, and at once took the pistol from Davis and took him in custody. Charles I. White, an employe of the comnauv. ran to Mr. Evans, who lay on the floor ot the little office in the carpet room, his head and shoulders projecting under the baize curtain, and partially liftedbimup. Physicians were summoned at once, but nothing could be done and in ten min utes the soul of B. C. Evans was with the Creator. A scene of. wild confusion was witnessed both in the house and on the streets. As if on the winprs of the electric current the news had flown down the streets, "B. C. Evans is dead." 15. C. Lvans has been mnrderedr flew from lip to lip and passed from house to house. Men pale and excited came running from every direction,thelaborer, the mechanic, the banker, the lawyer, the merchant, the clerk, pressed forward to the point where the mortal remains of B. C. Evans lay. The clerks in the house came from every point and floor, and from every counter, and gathered about the remains. The doors were closed hastily to keep out the crowd and hide from those without the dead and the weeping employes. Yes, many wept, as there was cause, for the best friend many a man and woman in that house had would never again speak a kind word or lend a helping hand. Breaking the news to the widow was a heart-rending task. Two lady relatives went at once to the family residence on Lamar street and told the wife with choking sobs that Mr. Evans was badly hurt. Ihen Mr. Whit Dryden, a brother of Mrs. Evans, came and told her that the hurt was severe ; that the doctors had little hope; that Dr. Burls said there was no hope. And then came friends bearing the corpse of him who had been so much to her, and who but a few hours before had kissed her and his children good-bye, stopping at the threshold to take little Ethel, his t wo-and-a-half-years-old baby girl in his arms and embraced her for the last time on earth. They bore the form into the parlor and laid it gently down, and even then the widow could not believe him dead and the ago nized children called for him and to him. In another home friends came and told a stately old lady of sixty-five that her son was in jail and why he had been placed there. That boy was her all, he was her sou and she wept for him. He had sup ported her and been kind in her old age and she grieved ; she would have given her own life to have undone that day s work, but too late, and the inexorable laws of time and God went on with their work. As far as careful and rigid investigation could arrive at the facts, they are these: Six years ago J. W. Davis entered the employ of B. C. Evans. Previous to that time ha bad been with the bt. Louis Dry Goods company.- He was a trusted em ploye of Mr hvans, who had been very kind and lenient to him on many occa sions. When sick the employer had gone to see him and saw that he wanted for nothing. Davis was addicted to driukiug, and Mr. Evans had repeatedly spoken to him about the evil effects of the habit and its damage to his business prospects. Davis was in the clothing department, and some time ago, his drinking cou- j tinning, Mr. h, vans placed James Johnson , in charge of the department making him ' superior in rank to Davis and at the same time reducing his salary. Yester- day morning Davis came to the store i and it is said bad been drinking. Mr, j Evans had a conversation with him in ; the morning and told Davis he could stand his dringing no longer: he must stop drinking or quit his employ; he must ; begin new Monday or get another place. About noon Davis went to A. J. Ander- . son's and bought a 41-caliber pistol, . saying he wanted it to kill dogs. He 1 returned to the store and it is evidence . that he abused Mr. Evans to the other i clerks and made threats against his life. About 3:15 the conduct of Davis and the ! threats made, induced Robert Sandidge, 1 one of the clerks, to go to Mr. Hollings- worth the treasurer of the company, and tell him that Mr. Evans should be warned. Not believing that Davis intended harm but feeling that if Mr. Evans were told of Davis' actions the threats of Davis would be executed, nothing was said to him and he was utterly unconscious of his danger. Mr. Fleming who was in "the store about 3:30 talking to Mr. Evans noticed Davis walking up and down the carpet room while he was there, but thought nothing of it. He left about 3:35 and Mr. Evans seated himself in acaair at the desk in the office, and picking up yester day's UazdU, began to read it. Mr P. D. Hollingsworth was in the back part of the carpet room with Hugh Ellison and saw Davis walking down the store to where Mr. Evans was seated. He turned his head for a second when he heard a shot. He faced about and sa w Mr. Evans hold up the paper with both hands, and heard him say, "Don't Davis; don't." He saw Davis fire again, and Mr. Evans fell from the chair forward on his lace, Davis continuing to fire into the body of the prostrate man. Charles I. White, the man who went in the store just after the last shot was fired, says be and Marshal rarmer entered about the same time. Farmer went to Davis, who was standing about the middle of the room, took the pistol from him and arrested him. White ran to Mr. Evans and lifted him up, the dying : man gazed into his face and a gush of blook issned fromms mouth, lie gasped 1 and said: "Oh. my God." Again he gasped and the blood flowed from his mouth a second time, and in afeeble voice he said; - "My God," and his eyes closed andhis head dropped. He has .breathed his last. Some Old Sayings. Having seen in the papers, under the heading of - ANCIENT APHORISMS, various comments of the wise and witty sayings of our forefathers, I have been induced to bestow much thought and some investigation on the subject ; end have been amazed to find how much of the concentrated lore of past ages can be condensed into a single line, com pressed into a nutshell. How individ uals, states and nations' may be bene fitted by a due observance of their maxims. One remarkable and striking instance I proceed to point out. It is this: The old and familiar APnOBISM which says: Two heads are better than one, if one is a sheep's head. Apparently a trite and foolish expression. Our early statesmen failed to see its signifi cance and to interpret it aright. They failed to perceive that there was a con dition in the prop sition absolutely nec essary to make it true that two heads are better than one. The condition is, one must be a sheep's head. Many wise men of the North caught the idea, and remembering that the language (like that in all oracular aphorisms) wassym- bolic or suggestive, suggested that the sheep's head pointed very clearly to the wooly head. Providentially, there were close at hand, in the Southern States, about fonr millions of just such heads as were wanted, but they were held as prop erty in the South, were unlearned and ignorant, and their owners were un willing to give them up, and still more unwilling to make them legislators and statesmen. The South the ignore nt and stnpid South stubbornly refused to emancipate and enfranchise the negro, but the wise men of the North, clearly foreseeing the grand results of such a procedure, the immense benefit that would accrue to the human race gener ally; but more especially to the Southern people. They, these wise philanthropists, first tried argument, that failing, they treated the South as we do our children when they are sick. They held her nose and poured the physic down. Chief among their arguments was an exhibition of the galvanic battery. How that two metals of different status in the mineral society one pure and the other base, as silver and copper when placed in close proximity in alternate layers would evolve a power that aston ished the world, and they reasoned that the two heads, the Caucasian and the African, each sandwiched between each, cheek by jole, shoulder to shoulder, with elbows touching, would form an intel lectual battery that would astound and enlighten the entire human race. To ac complish this grand result required a large expenditure of blood and treasure and lamentations from many widows and orphans. These wise men poured the physic down the unwilling throats of the unthankful South, and by fort con ferred the inestimable blessing of the two heads. They liberated the the negroes and gave them the right of suffrage, at the same time while giving the South the exclusive benefits of the wooly head, they gave an increased representation in the National Legislature. History fails to record another such instance of MAGNANIMITY and unselfish generosity. Yes, the riddle of the old aphorism is solved "two heads are better than one, if one is wooly." Calhoun had an inkling of its importance when he suggested the idea of a dual executive two heads in the executive chair might add much to its sapiency. It would be Bomuchbetterthantohave only i ne, which though without it on the exterior, might have too much wool on the interior of the cranium. In conclusion, I will state that the ben efits of so grand a discovery should not be confined to any one section of these United States; they should be equally distributed and to that end would sug gest that a law be passed, making it ob ligatory on every Congressional District to sendvtwo delegates, giving to each districtIie two heads required, and then you would always have the proper number of each to arrange them in al ternate layers, so that the battery would always be in working order. I omitted to state, that in the con struction of the galvanic battery it was necessary to moisten the metals. In the intellectual battery to be formed in the Senate Hall and House of Representa tives it is thought that moisture exuding from the perspiratory organs would be sufficient. If not each one should be provided with a cushion kept moistened with cologne. Such an arrangement would at once settle the great race ques tion. Leave no inch of ground on which to place a force bill. Abolish all sec tional disputes, make us a wise and happy people. At the same time it would be a briliant example to all the nations of the earth. Respectfully submitted as an Olive branch by H. Henderson, N. (V Worth Trying For. Is it net yet too late to take a hand in the great Dominion Illustrated Prise Com petition, and try for one of the hundred prizes which will be distributed among the subscribers to that splendid journal. The first prize is $750 in Gold, and the list includes a Heintzman Piano, Bell, Kara and Cornwall Organs, Gold Watches etc., the lowest prize bang valued at $5. On receipt of 12 ceuts in stamps, the publishers, The Sabiston Litho. & Pnb. Co., Montreal, will send to any address a sample copy of the journal and full particulars. Terrible blood poison, body covered with sores, two bottles of P.P. P.(lriekly Ash. Poke Root and Pota-wium) eu red the disease; mating the patient lively a ten-year-old. f or sale oy w. W. rarcer. Druggist. THE FARMS' ALLIANCE. IT CANNOT TEMPO RIZR OK COMPROMISE. 80 rue Plain Talk In Regard to the Duty of Membership. National Economist. There was never a period in the eventful history of the Alliance when the duty of membership carried with it a greater significance . than at the present time. The Alliance in its rapid growth has reached the danger line, and as a consequence must pre pare for every emergency. It is not a mere theory that now confronts it, but a live condition, aud one that calls for careful consideration, backed up with fidelity and devotion to its pnn ciples. It is to this fidelity among the common brotherhood that the Order must look for security and defence. Wise leadership will fail when unsupported by a true and loyal constituency, while honesty ot purpose and continuity of effect will in the end succeed in spite of error and falsehood. The principles of the Alliance will stand if advocated and demanded by an intelligent, trustworthy and deter mined element of the people no matter it every prominent member in the Order goes down, but when the rank and file, as it is termed, fall to come up to the full measure of their duty as members the cause is lost and the end is near. The Alliance is now in the outer edge of the coming storm. .It is con fronting the wind puffs, and showers which are more annoying than injurious, but, before six months has rolled by, it will be in the very mtdst of the warring elements where courage and fidelity are the only means of safety. The destruction of the Alliance was determined upon immediately after the late election, and the perliminary details of that decision are now being carried out in Mississippi and Missouri. Since the St. Louis meeting in 18S9, the growth of the Alliance has been phenomenal, and the rapidity of education among the membership in regard to national affairs has been wonderful. When the politicians re turned home late last summer from the first session of Congress, they were awe-stricken at the condition of affairs. The election soon followed, with results still more appalling: Then came the maneuvering, figuring and juggling for political existence. Schemes, plots and intrigues were concocted upon both sides to rid the political field of the Alliance and its obnoxious prin ciples. Men who had joined the Alliance and conld command any following were approached by those conspirators against the general good. Some had their price, like Judas, others, perhaps the greater number, were led astray with promises of political pre ferment, and a few no doubt through jealousy and resentment. These three disintegrating factors are now at work trying.to destroy the power, it not the very life of the Alliance. Their methods are different, but the purposes are the same, and can be easily de tected when examined by the true test of an earnest, loyal membership. The Alliance can not afford to tem porize or compromise. They that are not for the Alliance and its demands as adopted at its national meeting are against it. There is no middle ground. If a member of the Alliance cannot stand by the Ocala demands he should step down and out of the Order. These demands have been accepted and adopted as the platform of principles of the Order and every member who seeks to breed strife and discontent among the brotherhood, in regard to the whole or a part, is an enemy of the Alliance, and should be tereated as such. The duty of member ship should prompt every loyal brother to submit to the will of the majority or quietly withdraw. It is on such a spirit as this that the fortunes of the Alliance must depend, and by its perfect work its future progress will be marked. Fidelity and a full dis charge of duty to the Order will detect and drive out this extraneous matter, and keep the Alliance pure and healthy when nothing else will. Let the brethren therefore make a new resolve to bring everything np to the test of the true membership. Keeping in mind that charity which is always kind, but spinning with contempt those agencies which seek to corrupt and destroy, let them resolve upon renewed fidelity to the doctrines of the Oorder, and an unflinching discharge at any and all times of the duties ot member ship, and all will be well. Railroad Matters. The resignation of Maj. Moncure, superintendent of the Durham & North ern Railroad, has already been an nounced. The following appointments have been made, as we learn from the News and Observer: Maj. John C. Winder, President of the Durham & Northern Bail way Com pany, has appointed Mr. L. T. Myers Gneral Superintendent, with head quarters at Portsmouth, Va., and Mr. William Smith, Superintendent, with headquarters at Raleigh. Mr. Myers is the General Superintendent of the Seaboard Air-line, and Mr. Smith is Superintendent of the Raleigh & Gaston and Raleigh & Aucusta division. We congratulate both gentlemen on the extension of their jurisdiction. The appointments take effect May 1st. T t X. m are . OXU BNJOYO Both the method and results when Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant and refreshing to the taste, and acts gently yet promptly on the Kidneys, Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys tem effectually, dispels colda, head aches and fevers and cures haWtnA constipation. Syrup of Figs is the only remedy of its kind ever pro duced, plensincr to the taste and v ceptable to the stomach, prompt in its action and truly beneficial fn Ita effects, prepared only from the most neaiiny ana agreeable substances, its many excellent qualities commend it to all and have made it the mmtt popular remedy known. Svtud of Firs is for mIa In RAn and $1 bottles by all leading drug gists. Any reliable druggist who may not have it on hand will pro cure it promptly for any one who wishes to try it Do not accept any substitute. CALIFORNIA F0 SYRUP CO. SAM FBAMCISCQ. CAL LOUlSriUI. Kt. MEW rOKK. T. M. PTTTMAS. W. B. BHA.W. "pITTMAN & SIIAW. ATTORNEYS -A.T XA.W. HENDERSON, N. C. Prompt attention to all profeMlonal btuW ue88. Practice la the HUte and Federal courts. Offloe : Room No. 2, Burwell Building. , nor 6 !. JLJ1 S. HARRIS, DENTIST, HK2TOCMOH , V. C. Pure Kllnwi SWM Gail administered for the pwiuleu extrae uon 01 lee i n. JWOlflee over E. C. Davis' store. Main Street Jan. 1-a. C. ZOLLICOPFEB, ATTOIINKY A.T LAW, HENDERSON, N. C. Practice In the court of Vmu nmnvin. Warren, Halifax and Northampton, and in theHupreme and Federal court oft he 8t ate. uuice: in iwiiicouera law building. Oar. nettatreet. feb. S ti. J T. WATKINS, Attorney and Counsellor at Law 1IENDERSON, N. C. and the Supreme Court at Kalelgh. luuiiiv ki:uuh ifiren 10 alt iffral busi ness Office over Parker' wholesale atore. JKU. U. It. HENttY, ATTOIINKY A.Y LWW, HENDERSON. N. C. OFFICE JJX BCBWELL BUILDIXO. . v. . "uce' r ranann , warren . Oran . . vuuu m & naieian. ana Supreme Court of North Carolina. HicrKBKMrcit:-Chler Justice W. N. H. Smith Hon. Augustus H. Merrlmon, Oo. Daniel O. Fowle, Hon. T. C. Fuller. Hon. T- . Argo dt w. t. Cheat bnm, lr. J. H. ofU.8. Samuel F. Phllllpa. no,,c,Mru, vuii uuura a m.iotp.m. men. ill L. C. EDWARDS, A. R. WORTH AM, Henderson, H. V, uxiora. jm . u. JD WA KI8 dfc WORTH AM. ATTOKNKYH AT W. HENDERSON, N. C. Offer ffflfrlp aurtr(Aa . vr ZL ' ' aw a,u fm'Liv ui DO county. Ool. Kd wards will attend all tba courts of Vance county, and will mm to "r"""r""1' J ana ail lilbf When hi assistance may be needed by his partner. V. S. BOYD, Dental Surgeon, ESDSRioy.ar. Satisfaction ouarantiuul tr anrlr mnA prlc w. Offlp over Parker A Close' stora WM. H. 8. BURGWYN. J. H. VOSB President. Vice President. A. B. DAINGERPIELD, Cashier. Tbe Bank of Henderson. o Established in 1882. o general Banking, Exchange AND Collection Business, sayT If you Lave any old Spoons, Kblves, Forks, &e., or Jewelry of any kind, that needs platin with Gold or bllver, bring tliem to me at the po-st office and let me re plate them for you. Work shows for It self. Charges reasonable. . Very Respectfully. wTb. TAILOR, At Post Office. Hendersoi, X. C. inch 19 Ce4ww.l ffy.S.VM xAtcn. H lin. 7 . Mb M Marb. M mm tmm S I tmy ml fit, tut mmn m M s IMt MM, ail "T "J. Mart ram. ar-malas. EASILY, srCU'fl 1-lKTk t Uak FKEE. D fcT ti wwk. AHim nm. fcat pmf SCajf fa tU'ftT li it ruts, aaika.