iM-rtiiii;" brings Success.
iii.it it p;iys to advt-rt i.se in the (ioLU
D J.k.u', is shown by its well
As an Advertising Medium
The I.kak stands at the head of
A newspapers in this station
filled nri vert isin; coin mtiH
SENSIBLE BUSINESS MEN
I yljL of the famous
in BRIGHT TOBACCO DISTRICT
I R The most wide-awuke and
I f-UIIN Kxf 111 tillsimo. Iii.il
B ouot continue to spend
kudJ money where no
,,v .u: n-turnn are kih.-ii.
Use its culunuid with the hij;hi-st
That is Proof that it Pays Them.
Satisfaction and Profit to Themselves.1
THAD R. MANNING, Pflblisher.
CABOTiTTTA, EETIAVEIT'S BLESSINGS J-TXE3ST3D
SDBSCRIPTIOH $1.50 Casb.
HENDERSON, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1896.
Mow Dr. Miles' Nervine Restored
One of Kentucky's Business
J Jt' Men to Health.
i 1 II ASK li:is ever presented so many
i i,. i u II ir:i ies as L:iGrijje. Nodisease
. , in vi. lims so li-tiilit:ited, useless,
. - in ru less, as I.aCiripix.
' : : W. U.lloii, state :iL'i-Iit of the Mut
I i n r:i ii., of Kent ucky, says:
lv-'.t and '. I hail two severe attacks
' . . , i . ripjie. the iat one at t;n-k in;; my ner
. ii in v. itn siii'n s v . ;ty tiiat my life
. : .:. i i of. I i i : t . i not slept fur more
. iv.ii mi.iitiis ei t iit. tiy t lie ue. of nar
tii.it vt li. il ri.e, hut, pave me no
: on: y rorisri')!! of inteiise rnental
:i-'on:rinj ilily pain and the
f ..t ! a -. In hi ny LTowiir.-weaKer.
, :n t iii -roinijt ion. 1 rorut'ieiifeii usiiii;
I " ' tl. -lorativ Nervine, ill tuiiiuijs
! :! to i :n i.-o ve ami in one month's time
! ."ir.':, miii'h tit t ne siirnri-.it if all who
of my eomiition. I have neen in ex
i In i It h in"e a ml have recommeiided
j " ri, flies to many of my friends."
i - ill-, Jan. 22, ls'X,. I). W. UlLTON.
lfr. Miles' A'ervinc Restores Health.
IIMNDKRSON, N. C,
' . :ld atiiioiince that he is prepared to
. , i hoits, -s with electric bells of all
; i -. for doors, tor dinin; rooms, ser
..:, - nil lu lls, iVc. Large lint; of differ-
Ifs froin which to select. Will
n .i:i.i;,t all work and keet saint; in repair
t cost. Also prepared to furnish
.1- and do tepait ini; of bells. Have
1 1 '.' exoei ieiice in bell hanging as
i, .id I
. i I
i- . h ctiical work.
!l c:tl Ion persons and show styles of
. door plates, push buttons, iVc, from
ii to make select ion when notified in
.: or by postal card dropped in the
I" 1 '
I rices Very Reasonable.
FRANCIS A. MACON,
1 1 ! :Sl )KRS( ) NORTH CAROLINA
All win ' in operative and mechanical
If i -liy. o charge for examination.
;hce : I ". lloyd's old rooms, over
l i.oi'.'i ,V Mi shell's store.
At lOUNKY AT liAW,
IIKlKlt!')N. - - O
'!ice: In Harris' law ntiilding neai
f-tai I house
j y:. i--. s. hakims,
Ill NM'.KSON, - - N. C.
;o:hce over E.i. Davis' store, Main
t i .-.f . Ian. 1-a.
ALEX. T. BARNES.
Burial Suits and Shoes
: r Men. Women and Children,
it t KEit r.ni.iMNis,
arc a source of comfort. They
are a sor.tie i t" care, also.
If von i-irr for vite- f-hihl'c
b.calt'.i. settil i't-r illustrated
!'nk 'tt the disorders to wbicll
c!'.i!rcti are subject, and
v.b.ich Prey's Vermifuge
l:..s ct:rcl for 50 vears.
I'ue Is '.:!- t'V mail I,T -5 c-'Utl.
i S. FKEV,
The way to stop constipa-
'- 1 -'-ut digestion. The way to
" .: "':. ta is to take "Ripans
This remedy is remarkably
i regulating disorders of the
1 sell "Ripans Tabules"
- x. Tliere are 36 doses in
A- iiul one dose will give relief.
The way to save money
' : at tr.e right drusr store. The
r - !r.ig store is Parker's. It's right
1 ng tne line. It's a store for
:!). It's a store where 100
' lys a dollar's worth of goods
' '.'.cr whj brings in the dollar.
!v -n l p i r alike get satisfaction
W. W. PARKER,
ftJiolcsale and Retail Druggist,
HLWDKRSON, X. C.
SOME FERVID ORATORY.
COMMENCEMENT ADDRESSES AND PO
LITICAL SPEECHES COMMENTED ON
By Dr. Kinjrsbury, Who Has Heard
Many Notable Ones in His Day A
Few of the Most Striking Examples
of Fervid Oratory as He Recalls
Them After The Lapse of Years.
This is the season of college endings
called commencement. The "orator"
is on hand all around the State. We
agree with our gifted contemporary of
Richmond, Va., the Christian Advo
cate, that it is a good time to consider
the length of speeches. Dr. Lafferty
"The summer solstice approaches.
Would that the torrid air might sim
mer speeches into essences. An obese,
dropsical, waddling oration, with the
mercury bubbling, is punishment of
the public without indictment or ver
dict. Boards of Trust ought to dis
courage wearisome unwindings in
Our observation through fifty years
of school entertainments is that almost
invariably the addresses and sermons
are too long. We do not recall one
on a commencement occasion that we
did not feel satisfied when it ended. A
speaker, especially if he is not intense
ly magnetic and finely imaginative,
who is not a true orator, is in his own
way to reputation if he fires at his
crowd a long, dreary, platitudinous
talk, interspersed with much verse,
that leads the cultivated part of the
audience to conclude that he had been
"at a feast of the poets and stolen the
scraps," to quote the greatest poet
from memory, as we have no copy of
his works at hand. A twenty-five
minutes, or half-hour address spoken
with stirring fervor and kindling with
inspiring and noble "thoughts that
breathe" because clothed in "words
that burn" (how expressive is that
word "breathe" and highly poetical!)
will arouse and interest and hold a
promiscous audience, on a hot day,
when an hour's speech or more apt
to be more of drooping, limping
rhetoric and rounded common-place
delivered in a drowsy monotone with
out gesticulation or emphasis, will
simply invite dissipation of mind, and
cause gentle sleep, "tired nature's
sweet restorer;" to fall pleasantly upon
The most animating and eloquent
political speech we ever heard was by
Judge John Kerr, in 1852, in the
court house at night in Oxford. Next
to that, the most vehement, passionate
and stirring political oratory we have
heard was by Judge Fowle at Raleigh,
in 1S76, delivered also at night, after
Vance's nomination for Governor.
H )th these splendid efforts were com
paratively short. The most eloquent
speech we ever heard before an assem
bly met to express sympathy and se
cure aid was by Henry W. Miller at
Raleigh in 1S45 or 6, when Ireland's
potato crop had failed and the people
met to aid the sufferers. The most
felicitous and admirable speech we
ever listened to were by George E.
Badger at Raleigh, in introducing Ed
ward Everettt who was to deliver his
celebrated "Washington Oration."
This was in 1859. Col. Duncan
K. McRae said in our hearing that
Badger's little speech was the only
eloquence he heard that night. The
scene was the Commons Hall, in the
Capitol. The other introductory of
surpassing felicity was by Col. McRae
when Vance 1. ade his masterly speech
in Wilmington in 1S80. We said of
it in a newspaper that it was the best
political speech we ever heard. We
have had no occasion to change the
statement. Col. McRae held the same
opinion, we know. These introduct
ory speeches were short, pointed, rich,
The highest oratory we have ever
heard was not at the bar, not on the
hustings, not in deliberative assembly,
but in the pulpit. In fact by all com
parison the noblest eloquence of the
modern world, with perhaps few
ceptions, has come from the ambassa
dors of God. If we were writing an
essay we would particularize and il
lustrate. We have heard public men
of great renown Clay and Webster
and Everett and Winter Davis and
Alex Stephens and hosts of others
and we have heard distinguished
preachers from New York to New Or
leans. The noblest and most com
manding eloquence in our hearing has
come from the preachers of the Gos
pel. The most beautiful sermon
extemporized we ever heard was
twenty-five minutes long. It was
preached before an ignorant congrega
tion (not more than three fairly edu
cated people present) in 1S64 in Hal
ifax county by Rev. Thomas G. Lowe.
The most overwhelmingly impressive,
most excoriating in invective, most in
tensely passionate, most sur-charged
with a rhetoric that corruscated with
absolute brilliancy and shone with im
aginative splendor, was preached in
this city in our hearing by a man of
about 32, and but ten years or so in
the ministry. It was only some
twenty minutes long. It was terrific,
it scorched, it was like red hot lava,
or, rather, like sheet lightning. We
shall never forget it.
Just now everybody is beginning to take
a Spring Medicine. And it isa good thing
; to do provided you take Simmons Liver
Regulator the best Spring medicine. It's
a sluggish liver that clogs the system and
makes bad blood. A dose a day of Sim-
i uioiis Liver Regulator will make a new
I man out of you, and a new woman too.
J Ix)ok for the Red Z. It is Simmons Liver
1 Regulator you want.
A PATRIOTIC SONG.
r Atiauta Constitution.
Be the pathway smooth or rough
Whatsoe'er it be;
This old country's good enough
Thank the Lord, for me!
Good enough, its hills and plains,
All its sunshine and its rains;
From the mountains to the sea;
Good enough, thank Heaven for me!
What though fortune should rebuff?
World is wide and free!
This old country's good enough,
(Rich or poor for me!)
Good enough, the Joy of life;
Love of children and of wif -
Wheresoe'ec roy steps may be
Good enough, (thank Heaven) for me.
SKETCH OF BOIES.
A Practical Farmer, a Successful Law
yer and a Strong Debater In 1891
He Wiped out a Republican rlajority
of 78,000 in Iowa.
The name most prominently men
tioned in connection with the Demo
cratic nomination for President is
probably that of ex-Governor Horace
Boies, of Iowa. Because of this
prominence anything relating to his
life is interesting. The following
sketch, written by Mr. J. M. Leach,
a North Carolinian now located in
Washington City, for the Charlotte
Observer shows the manner of man
Horace Boies is a fibrous man. He
was born 18 miles from Buffalo, N.
Y., 69 years ago. His parents were
American born, his mother being
distinctively English. The ancestry
of his father was remotely French.
He met President Cleveland at the
Buffalo bar, and was at one time a
member of the New York Legisla
ture. He commenced studying law
when he only had 3.00 in the world
and no influential friends to help him.
He moved to Waterloo, Iowa, in 1867,
where he has since resided, except dur
ing his two terms as Governor of Iowa.
He has been a successful lawyer, and
is a practical farmer, owning two very
large farms, and it is his boast that
there is not a step in farm work which
he has not performed. He has only
been a Democrat for the past sixteen
years, having left the Republican party
in 1880 when the extreme protection
plank of that party's platform was
adopted, and when Iowa Republican
ism was championing sumptuary laws
in regard to which he said: "The
proposed laws will substitute the un
popular power of legal coercion for
those great moral forces on which the
cause of temperance, like that of relig
ion, must continue to rely or cease to
He is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs
190 pounds, wears about 7 hat, has
broad shoulders and deep chest. He
is Romanesque in the rugged outlines
of his face, and in personal appearance
reminds one somewhat of Ambassador
Thomas F. Bayard. While not a great
stump orator, he is a strong debater,
and has as strong a personal following
in Iowa, almost, as the late great Sen
ator Vance, of blessed memory, had
in North Carolina as shown by the fact
that in one of his campaigns in Iowa,
in a little town of 430 inhabitants, he
had bet wen 5,000 and 6,000 people
to hear him. But his greatest triumph
was in '91, after the Republicans had
in '86 gerrymandered the State until
they considered 10 to 11 districts
staunchly Republican. Horace Boies
was then a strong friend of the white
metal, but he made tariff reform the
chief issue of that campaign, and in
a Republican State of 78,000 majority
he won by 8,216 plurality, on the
largest vote ever cast in the State
Senator DuBois, silver Republican,
of Idaho, says if the St. Louis Conven
tion straddles on the money question
or declares lor gold and the Chicago
Convention .nominates Horace Boies
on a free silver platform he will vote
for him and "thousands of other West
ern Republicans will do the same
Referring to the regret expressed
by the Macon Telegraph that "a fair
test of the silver question will not be
had at the next election," the Wil
mington Star thinks that with a strad
dle or a gold declaration at St. Louis,
and a free silver platform at Chicago
the issue would be sufficiently clear cut
for all practical purposes.
Mr. James Perdue, an old soldier resid
ing at Monroe, Mich., was severely afflicted
with rheumatism hut received prompt re
lief from pain by using Chamberlain's
Pain Balm. He says: "At times my back
would ache so badly that I hardly could
raise up. If I had not gotten relief I would
not be here to write these few line. Cham
berlain's Pain Balm has done me a great
deal of good and I feel very thankful for it."
For sale by M. Dorsey, drugg hi
The latest use to which electricity
has been applied is as a local anaes
thetic in dentistry. Dr. Shuhmaun, a
German scientist in Chicago, has dis
covered, it is said, that the invisible
force can render numb any nerve in
the human mouth and permit the am
putation ot a live tooth, if necessary,
without the slightest pain to the pa
tient and without making him uncon
scious. The secret has not been made
known, but it is said to be the diffusion
of cocoaine and the benumbing of the
nerve centres, by electricity. If success
ful in dentistry there seems to be no
reason why its application should not
be extended to surgery in general, and
in connection with the Roentgen rays
the possibilities of relieving humanity
of suffering may be almost infinite.
Flattery and fun are not found in
HONEST MEN NEEDED.
OFFICIALS WE HAVE AND THOSE WE
Rev. Sam Jones Writes a Strong Ar
ticle on the Subject of Honesty in
Politics. Important Questions to
Be Settled by The Christian Voters
America is a great country for offices
and officers. Every other fellow you
m.eet is an official in something. . He
is a national, State, county, city,
church, lodge, convention, board of
trade, club or some other official, and
every fourth woman is an officer in
something. She is president, secre
tary, or the proud holder of some office
in club, society, league, card party or
something. Most of those who have
no office are hunting one, and many
of them playing bootlick to those who
have offices to distribute. When a fel
low begins to show you extra cordiality,
you may know that he wants to sell
your real estate or stocks, negotiate a
loan, write you for insurance, or get
ycu to beg for him in securing some
office: One of our seculiar papers no
ted the fact that when ex-Governor
Taylor made his first lecture in Mem
phis no one called on him. When he
came to Memphis a few days since his
ropm was crowded. On the first visit
it was generally believed that this pop
ular platform man would never again
quit the lecture platform to distribute
offices, but on the second it was clear
that he would again be Governor. See?
This bootlicking, office-seeking, office
trading and honor-swapping business
is cutting the grit from under our
statesmanship and our manhood.
Offices depend on boodle, wire work
and swapping honors, and the pander
ing to the powers so much that it is no
longer a question of who is fit, but who
can win. The question with the officer
is no longer what is duty, but what is
popular or what will secure this or
that other office for me when my pres
ent term expires. The people, dis
couraged and hopeless, have turned
the politics of the dbuntry over to the
professional bosses and government
pap-suckers, and are looking on in
amazement to see the end 'vox pop
uli, vox Dei" but the voice of the
politician is the voice of the devil.
THE HOPE OF THE COUNTRY.
The hope of the country lies in the
purity of her officials, and the only
reason that we have not gone to utter
rot is in the fact that we have a few
honest, true, unpurchasable officials.
Some of the best men of our country
have filled our offices, and these great
good men have been our salvation;
but the work of these good men has
been largely checkmated by the vil
lainy of the corrupt professional poli
ticians in office. The moral and finan
cial condition of this country for the
next halt century is now going on.
The catostrophe is now on, and in
this political upheaval the great con
tinental mountains will be found whose
awful caverns of magnificent heights
will destroy or delight for years to
come. No surer did the great catas
trophe centuries ago form the AppaU
achian and Rocky mountain systems
than that the agitation now going on
will fotm great fundamental systems
in our country that will last one hun
dred years. The advance of scientific
discoveries, the advance of machinery,,
and the consequent change of labor,
the settlement of our whole country
and the occupation of all our westerni
lands, the discovery of the resources of
our whole country, and the adjustment
of our manufacturing interests and
labor problem, the settlement of our
foreign relations, the settlement of our
monetary basis, and the settlement of
the saloon question all these and
more are in the present upheaval, to
say nothing of the new woman and
tights nnd bloomers. The next ten
years are to be stormy years full of
earthquakes in the civil, social and
religious world. I am hopeful of the
outcome, but everything depends upon
our intelligent leaders. And, first of
all, we need intelligence and indepen
dencein the rank and file of our citi
zenship, for the people first lead for
a leader, and then he leads the people.
The leader is the product of the ballot
in the hands of the common people.
Give us a pure, patriotic, honest Presi
dent, the balance of Senatorial power
lying in his veto or signature and the
proper manning ot many omces Deing
in his hands, we may be hopeful of our
PL RE HONEST LEADERS NEEDED.
Let us have wise and good men for
our United States Senators, and we
may hope for much in national legisla
tion; but in drunken carousals, ink
stand battles, boodle hunting lobbyists,
self-seeking politicians to quarrel and
fight and kill time in Washington,
things look dark. The most hopeful
signs of the times is in the judiciary of
our country. This has been the great
bulwark between us and anarchy.
What we need above everything is for
the voice of the people to be heard and
the yoke of political bossism to be
broken. Our officers are supported by
our taxes, and when the citizen fails to
pay his tax the officer takes his property,
but when the officer fails to do his
duty the citizen meekly suffers. Why
not demand of our officers the execu
tion of the law or the surrender of the
office? If the policeman, sheriff and
prosecuting attorney do not properly
arrest and bring to trial the violators
of the liquor law, the Sibbath law, and
every other law, let the voice of the
people be heard. If the grand jury
and other juries do not find true bills
and make honest and speedy convic
tions, let the voice of the people be
heard. If the judge does not do his
duty, let the voice of the people be
heard. The old politician has lost
the cracker off his whip, and it is rav
eling: the steers are taking to the. woods
and some of them have thrown down
the whip and -are howling, "Sook,
sook!" in the most conciliatory terms.
The present political round-up reminds
me of a Texan corralling his ponies.
The politicians are running the people
in the convention corner of the field,
but it is very uncertain whether they
will jump the fenci in front, break
ranks behind, or stand and take the
PEOPLE TIRED OF BEING CORRALLED.
I think the people are getting tired
of being corralled like Texan ponies,
and there are going to be some old
political tricksters lying in the fence
corners, with the blood running out of
their ears, before the convention or cor
ralling season is over. The office seek
ers hardly know where they "are at,"
because it is so hard to locate the dear
people now. Sam Jones.
TOrange (Va.) Observer. 1
Words are not always the evidence
Men often'begin to rise when they
begin to lie.
A load of vexation is lifted by
strength of character.
When heart-strings are tuned to love
life is full of music.
Out in old Kentucky is where the
blue grass widows grow.
The prettiest thing in the new spring
hats is our girl's face.
The remarks of a blunt man are
sometimes very pointed.
Pride has two seasons a forward
spring and an early fall.
Love seldom goes where it is cent if
there are dollars in the way.
A kiss is the fragrance of love when
in its. richest and sweetest bloom.
Don't praise a woman's complexion
too much, it may be all put on.
Those western cyclones are like a
new broom they always "sweep
Youth sucks the sugar coating
and old age chews the bitter pill of
It is a novel thing now-a-times to
find a person who is not a novel
Who ever heard of a woman who
was heartless enough to step on a
If ignorance is bliss, we know a lart'e
number of people who ought to be su
Divorces are becoming so numerous
that one term marriages are no longer
Some actors are born, some achieve
poor houses and others have poor
houses thrust on them.
The bicyclist may not have very
much money, and yet he frequently
comes down with the dust.
-The young-" nan who is an adept at
sowing wild oats is the very one who
would scorn to be a farmer.
There is a class of joiners who are
not at all affected in their business by
labor strikes. It is the minister we
Orange has a man who is so lazy
that his friends say that it is impossible
to cut him to the quick, since he hasn' t
In this world of almost universasial
failure it is pleasant to note that the
man who sets out to make a fool of
himself generally succeeds.
Honesty, in these times is regarded
much in the same light as an article
of merchandise, its value is determined
by the extent to which it will pay.
Mothers will find Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy especially valuable for croup and
whoopingcough. It will give prompt re
lief and is safe and pleasant. We have
sold it for several years and it has never
failed to give the most perfect satisfaction.
G. W. Richards, Duquesne, Pa. Sold
by M. Dorsey, druggist.
An Iowa saloon keeper has applied
for an injunction against the proposed
bvllding of a church near his shop on
the ground that it may injure his bus
iness. According to the law in that
State a saloon cannot be located within
300 feet of a church' and this vender
of wet goods contends as he was first
located he has a pre emption on the
300 foot range.
"My husband," said the wife of the
bearded lady, "is such a trial to me!
He knows exactly what my clothes
" He's a dear compared to mine.'.'
said .the uv 'al the petrified man.
"You can't guess how hard he is to get
She Couldn't Wait.
Lady "I want to sit for a picture."
Artist "I shall be very glad to paint
you, if you will wait a week, until 1 finish
the one i am on now."
Lady "Oh! my. 1 eouldn't wait that
long, I promised to be home to dinner at
That's the trouble with some people,
they have no time to wait for results. Some
women will take a dose or so of Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription and expect
to feel well immediately. True, some do
find marvelously speedy effects from a
single dose, but chronic diseases, which
have had possession of the system for
years, cannot be cured in a day. Perse
vere with it and it will cure you, ladies,
of all the ills you suffer from. The "Pre-scrtpt-on"
cures in all cases of nervous
ness, spasms, chorea, irregularities, pain
ful periods and kindred ailments.
Let it not be forgotten that it is one
thing to make good resolves, and an
other to carry them out.
TOTTPN PfrPftlfT WOE
CONCLUSIONS DRAWN FROM A STUDY
OF PLAlfTTARY SYSTEMS.
Soon All The Planets Will Be On The
OtkA ClAm 41- C 1 nr- I
vriuva V VI uic ouu 1 tigging I u-
gether What Will Naturally Follow I Washington Times.
This Condition of Things as He ' Nobody that ever had the pleasure
Reads the Signs. of knowing general Fitz Hugh Lee,
" our consul-General at Havana, will be
Lieut. C A. L. Tottten, U. S. A., surprised to learn that he is hypnotis
whose interpretations of the B.ble ' ing General Weyler into a heretofore
and prophecies have won him fame '-unknown degree of gentleness and
in the past, thinks that the end of the complaisance. In his debonnair pres
age is at hand, and that the St. Louis ence, before his amiable and cheerful
tornado, the political situation and demeanor, in the hearing of his heartv
other present conditions prove that he laugh and with the cordial grasp of
is right. In a statement of his views, j his hand even such a nature as Wey
which he has just issued he says: j ler's must melt. It is quite easy to
"It will not be denied that if a 1 conceive that after a hrief amnain.
magnet revolves in a circular orbit
about a central core that is in con
nection with a register, the register
will indicate no variation during the
the revolution, while, if the revolu
tion, be eccentric, as, for instance,
in an elliptical orbit, the register will
inevitably indicate maxima and mini
ma, as the outward magnet draws near
to and away from the central core.
Now the earth is just such a magnet,
revolving about the sun, which is an
other, rotating about its own axis, j
Hence the needle points to the north,
because of the thermo-electric action 1
of the sun upon the whole magnet. As
the earth's orbit is elliptical, it is a
well-known scientific fact that we(
have periods of maxima and minima
in electrical phenomena, during both
the diurnal motion and the yearly
revolution, as well as a secular rise and
"So with all the planets. When
they are at their nearest to the sun, or
in perihelia, we have a maximum and
the reverse obtains at their aphelia.
When two or more planets are in coin
cident relation the comic resultant is
"Let it now be noticed that we
(human beings) are the denizens of
our own terrestrial magnet, its subjects,.
so to speak, and are bound to show
forth the influence in our collective
capacity. And not 01 ly we but the
atmosphere and the sea, aye, and the
depths beneath, yea, and the physical
currents in the human body and all
that this implies must and will and do
respond to the varying influences of
the solar system, as a whole, and as ex
pressed at the solar centre, and then
telegraphed outward to all of its ele
ments. "Now, I am advancing no new
theory, but one founded on the works
ot no less authority than Noah Webster,
whose disquisition upon storms, pesti
lences, their history and periodicity,
was considered important enough by
our ancestors to be published at Gov
ernment expense about 100 years ago.
He was followed by Dr. Knapp, of
Chicago, who, in 1882, propounded
the perihelian theory, and anticipated
all that is now going on in the solar
system. So, also, Benner, famous
among all stock brokers, financiers,
and grain merchants for his prophe
cies as to the cycles of Irade, the rise
and fall of prices, elaborated the idea
from another standpoint, and a host of
other specialists hive treated it alone,
the whole ran f religion, politics,
business, crime, insanity, life and mor
tality. "Twice in the Christian era three
of the greater planets exterior to earth
have been in coincident perihelia, in
the sixth and sixteenth century. They
were famous eras of plague, pestilence,
and perturbation among men, and
now for the first time in the history of
nfn all of the planets, exterior as well
as interior, superior as well as inferior,
are approaching a coincident period
of ominous and I cannot but believe
mulific influence. It will culminate
only at the very end of this century,
and may extend well over into the
next. At that time all of the planets
will be in line, conjunction, tugging
together at the sun, while the earth
upon the opposite side of the sun, will
be subjected to their united action. I
speak in general terms and upon
premises that have been broadly pub
lished in standard journals. From
the physical standpoint alone this con
dition of affairs cannot but result in
widespread disaster, expressed in all
the terms that nature knows, cyclones,
eaihquakes, tidal waves, etc., and
among men, such an unbalancing of
the normal condition as will try to
their deepest foundations the institu
tions upon which the false system of
modern society lives and moves and
has its being.
"Already we can hear the mutter
of the cosmic powers that are con
spiring against us. I would have
id difficulty of convincing a St.
Louisian of this. I probably will be
branded as a bald-headed fool by
some Eastern paper, whose locality!
is reserved for parallel disaster in due
"The world is in confusion, and I
cannot escape the firm conviction that
it is to be worse confounded
years roll on, and I also believe that
i 1 -
ed, for his institution, and will beheld
' ., . r 1 -, ,
responsiuie ior tneiriaiiure in ineLom -
The probable result of having all
the planets on the Other side cf the
v , j ,
SUU lUgn.ug away wiu3 3laltu
i Lieut. Totten.
j "I have never posed as a prophet,
j nor do I believe that the end of the
world, or of the Nation, is at hand,
but I do believe that they are to be
man wno nas wasiea nis resources ana , WM lastor of lhe Baplist (:hurch at Kivw
belied his mission, is responsible, both j Junction she was brought down with I'neu
individuallv and as nationally collect-: rnonia succeeding La Grippe. Terrible
(tried to a limit, and straightened out,
and then the literal rule of the return-
ed Messiah is to usher in an era in
which the poor, the true, the good. I he
honest, the simple minded.
Lee and Weyler.
tance "Our Htz," as they call him
down in Virgina, so completely im
pressed himself upon the captain gen
eral that the latter just told him to do
as if he were at home and help him
self. Hence, we hear of the United
States consul general visiting Cuban
prisons, having access to such captives
as he desires to see, getting permission
to visit the Spanish lines and even
going beyond to the insurgent's 'camp;
in fact we obtain the impression that
Valeriano Weyler is General Fitzhugh
Lee's most obedient servant.
From all this the happiest auguries
may be drawn for the personal inter
course between Gen. Weyler and Gen.
Lee, but it is not safe to prognosticate
from it a change in the Weylerian
method of administration or conduct
ing war. 1 he insurgents and their
sympathizers will be shot and butch
ered just the same, either in the Ha
vana fortresses or in the cane fields or
the country roads. Gen. Lee will
have no trouble in ascertaining that
there is a vast difference between the
sort of fighting he used to do in the
late unpleasantness and that carried
on by Weyler and his subordinate gen
erals. However gracious Weyler may
be to Lee in his palace at Havana, out
side of its wails he is the blood-thirsty
monster yet and ever will be.
But the insurgents have two power
ful allies just now; one is the sickness
that now attacks the Spanish troops in
Cuba, the other is the prospect of a
revolution in Madrid, the possible re
sult of the disclosures which General
Campos threatens to make in the Cor.
tez as to the conduct of the war on
the island. Even now Madrid is in a
ferment and the most trifling cause
may serve to produce an explosion.
There are some acquaintances we would
be glad to cut. They do us no credit and
draw too largely upon our kindness and
our cash. Other acquaintances there are
that drain our life s blood and sap our
vitality. Dyspepsia and its accompanying
evils, impure blood, mental depression,
night-mares, fear and nervousness are ac
quaintances to be d:sposed of with all ce
lerity. Heed this, ye sufferers! Take
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
and your unpleasant acquaintances will
soon be gone, for this sovereign remedy
drives out all the impurities from the sys
tem. Send for free pamphlet. Address
World's Dispensary Meeical Association,
Buffalo, N. Y.
Carr or Brown.
r Morgan ton Herald.
The Herald has been and still is for
J. S. Carr for Governor, provided of
course that Mr. Carr either desires or
will accept the nomiuation. We feel
that there is a very general sentiment
over the State favorable to his candi
dacy and a very strong concensus of
opinion that he can be elected by a
handsome majority. There is no man
in the State who has done more for
her material development ;no man in
the State who has been as liberal and
catholic in his charity; no man in the
State who has a warmer place in the
affections of the people; no man who
has done more for Democracy; no man
more entitled to its just and grateful
consideration. If he will accept the
the nomination we are for him against
the field. If he will not, we have a
second choice, and the fact that he is
second in no wise detracts from his
sterling worth, his intellectual strength,
his splendid public, record, his ability
as a forceful speaker, and his unflinch
ing Democracy. We refer to Judge
Geo. H. Brown. The judge, like Mr.
Carr, is faithful in his espousal of the
cause of 16 to 1, yet we have no quar
rel with him on that score. He is a
true and loyal son of North Carolina;
an eminent and impartial jurist, who
has presided over her courts with great
acceptability to the public, and who,
at no time, has allowed anything to be
placed in the scales of justice but what
ought there to have been weighed.
Fearless, bold, aggressive, he would
thrust his keen, trenchent scimiter into
the corpulent rotundity of Russell's
venom and disembowel and annihilate
that virulent defamer of all that true
North Carolinians hold dear and sa
From a letter written by Kev. J. Gun-
derman, of Dimondale, Mich., we are jer
ii) it ted to make this extract: "I have no
hesitation in recommending Dr. Kinp'g
New Discovery, as the results were -almost
marvelous in the case of mv wife. While
' Poxysms of coughing would lat hours
' with little interruption and it seemed an if
jg a(ulJ not 8urvive ti,.m. a friend
recommended Dr. King's New Discovery;
it was quick in its work and was highly
tisf:ictorr in results.'' Trial boltles free
at Melville Dorsev s Drug Store. Regular
tfc. and $1.00
J jnes Good morning, Benson. How
do ou find business?
; Benson By Judici us advertising
ASK the recover
dyspeptirs, bilioo uiT
ferers, victim of fever
and ague, the mercurial
Meaed patient, hoar
they recovered health.
cheerful spirits and ood
appetite; they will tell
you by taking Simmons
The Cliearx'kt. 1'ureat and llent Family
Mftlirinc in the World!
Kor KYSI-FPSI A, O NSTI PATIUN. Jaundice
Bilious attatks. Ml K. H K A 1 t UK. I'oV I tepret-
Jt pirit. S It SKIMAt II. llcitbnrn. etc.
lhis unrivaled remedy i.- w uuiiird not to jt.ntaia
a single pantile U .Um ritv, t any mineral utiaiicc,
cont.tiuins those Southern Koots and Herbs which a
all vim; 1'ruvuW.e hjs pi.ed m countries where
liver liiseusr must rcv.u. It ttill euro Mil
IHaritkOs -:iutl by I ei ali;-iiieli t uf Ul
IJvi r atxl Honel.
The i-YMl'I O.Vs f Liver Complaint are a bitter
or lid Uste in the m. iii'h ; l';un in the lUi., Sides or
Liints. fittcn iii:stalcn )liuniatira ; Sour
Stomach; ol Apprt'te: l.c! allrrnately
costiveand lax: Headache; I-ov. of Memory, with a
painful sensat-on .if having failed to do suiaething
which alight t. have been untie; Debility; Low
flirlU; a thkk. yellow appearance ol lite Skin and
r yes; a dry I'ouh, often mistaken f.r v oiisuiuption
Sometimes many tin-- m mt.toins attend the
disease, at others very lev ; hut the 1 tvitt. the largest
or tan in the body, is enernily the seat ol the disease,
and if not Kevulatrd in time, treat sullaing. wretch
edness and ItKATll id ensue.
lhe following highly esteemed prrx.ns attest to the
virtues uf Simmons I ivi k Kiu.i laik : ticn W S
Holt, l'res. ;a. S. W. k. Co. : kev. . k. 1 elder,
retry, t.a.: Col. K. k. Sparks. Albany, Ca.; C. Mastcr
son. K.,SheriH Hibbt o.,t la.; J. A. butt... kainUidge,
Ua. ; Kev. J. W. Ikitke. Macon. :.- Virgil Towers
Supt. ia. S. W. R. k. . Hon. Alexander 11. Stephens'
We have tested its virtues personally, and kuow
that for Ityspepsia. Ititiousness and Throbbing Head
ache, it is the best medicine the world ever saw. We
have tried forty other remedies U-fore Simmons Liver
Regulator, and none of them gave us mure than tem
porary relief; the Regulator not only relieved, but cured
Ku. I'kLK.K.M It AND MKSMiNl.bK, MAlON.Oa.
MANt HACTl KfU ONLY BY
J. II. Z KILLS X CO., I'luladelpUia. 1'a.
PARKER'S CINCER TONIC
Jb , .VumI Voubk's' rhility, distressing rtrmiarh
temalellls, and la noted tor making :utvM when all OUir
tn almem fwilg. Kverv mnther sn.l tmalirt ihonl.l have it.
cleanses and beautifta tha hair.
Irumotefl a lusunant armvth
Wever Fajl to Jleatore Gray
Cures scalp diseases ft hair taliiuft
Cfb. A l .mi - . 1 1 .
Corns. Stops ail pain. Makes walking easy, lac, at Drurgista.
HIRES Rootbee con-
pins the best herbs, berries
and roots nature makes for
rootbeer making;. Take no
Ma le only h? The Charles T.. Hlri C... Philadelphia.
A Ua. package make. 5 f altoni. Sulu ever; where.
0 f alehrstrr'a Kawllah IMamewd Hraa.
W -ersav r.jriniil ! nly ttenaine.
J N. a-r- al..e. r.-lir.t.l lantlB
liruarfiKt nr CkirhtAter m Knotith Iha A
ttu.rui iUauii in Kf-d n l 4i nirtllrc
it so so p. K.-iUcxl with blue ritittou. Take
nan a, haws. HrfUM illinoerttU MUlHUtti
ttn and imitatvm. A t lirurct.. r mni 4e.
In tainta fir j-rt,oulr, tUtooUU Mil
toiler for !." ih !-. by rrlara
Sold bur mX Lou1 UruKKUta. 1'h.ltnla
is largely a matter of
choice. Sickness can usually lie cured
In cases of dyspepsia, heartburn and
sour stomach always take "Ripans
Tabules." This good remedy b com
pounded largely of Rhubarb and Soda.
The one acts gently on the bowels; the
other sweetens the stomach. "Ri
pans Tabules" are sold by me for 50c.
is impossible if the drug
you buy are not reliaba) and jure.
Besides coming here for BJTpAm Tab
ules," you should come also when the
doctor writes a prescription for you.
The doctor's advice ami my pur.
drugs are pretty sure to make sick
Wholesale and Retail Druggist,
HENDERSON, N. U.
GET THE BEST.
That's the Kind I Keep.
1 won lit most respectful It inform tlin
public that 1 am at my kuiih ol.l stand,
near Dorwy'B drug pton. where I have a
complete assortment of
TOBACCO, CIGARS, &c,k
Nothing but PUUEOOODS allowe d to
come in my house. My
PURE OLD CORN WHISKEY
Exct'ls anything in Henderson, tha so
called Cooper Corn not exempted. All 1
ask is a trial, atid-you will be convinced,
My prices are LOWER than the lowest,
TERMS CASH. iive me a call.
S. S. WHITTEN.
m I MOnTEYE-GLflSSES,
A Certain Sate and EBective Remetjj for
SORE, WEAK and INFLAMED EYES,
JVoef ufinff lnif-HlatU4itrnn, ntut
Restoring the Sight of the 0I1L.
Cores Tear Drops, Granulation, Stye
Tumors, lied Ere, Hatted Eje LanheH,
AND PKODTJCINO QUICK RELIEF f
AND PERMANENT CURE.
A lao, equally eflb-arttMM wbeta uaod la
Um traaUadlea, Mtrti m lleem. Fever
Mere, Tnman, Halt lUaeara. Bare,
pile, r wherever Infltvinmallon exlaia,
ITCH ELIa HALVE may be wed tm
SOLO BY ALL DRUGGISTS AT 25 CENTf
eTTTTQ V A TJT7TJ mar be roanrl mi fll at Oeri
AaXLO XiXir ClfW p, hosnll at Oo'a wpa4
Idvertlstru? BrucaaOO Bpruoe fft-s when- adTt-rtJIt
tuntracu may ! made (or IS NKW YORaV
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