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WEALTH
An uncompromising Democratic Jour
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VOL. I.
SCOTLAND NECK, N.C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 24; 1882.
Np. 4.
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GENERAL DIRECTORY.
SCOTLAND NECK.
Mayor W. A. Dunn.
Commissioners Noah Biggs, J. R. Bal
lard, R. M. Johnson, J. G. Savage.
Meet first Tuesday m each month at 4
o'clock, P. M.
C hief of Police C. "W. Dunn.
Assistant Policemen -A. David, W. D.
Shields, 'C. F. Speed. Sol. Alexander.
Treasurer R. M. Johnson.
Clerk J. G. Savage.
CHURCHES :
Baptist J. D. Hufham. D. D Pastor.
Services every first, second and third
Sundays at 11 o'clock, A. M. Prayer
Meeting every Wednesday night. Sun
day School every Sabbath morning.
Primitive Baptist Eld. Andrew Moore,
Pastor. Services every third Saturday
and Sunday morning.
Methodist Rev. J. Crowson, Pastor.
Services every second and fourth Sun
days at 11 o'clock, A. M. Sunday
School every Sabbath morning.
Episcopal Rev. II. G. Hilton, Rector.
Services every first, second and third
Sundays at 10 o'clock, A. M. Also at
Pittman's Hall every first and second
Sabbath evenings at 4 o'clock. Sunday
School every Sabbath morning.
Baptist (colored,) George Norwood,
Pastor. Services every fourth Sunday
morning. Sunday School every Sabbath
-o-
COU3TXY.
Court Clerk and
Supcrior
Probate
Judge John T. Gregory
Simmons.
Resrister of Deeds R. J
Lewis.
Solicitor A. J. Burton.
Sheriff J. T. Dawson.
Coroner J H Jenkins.
Treasurer Dr. L. W. Batchelor,
School Examiner W C Clark.
Keeper of the Poor House W
W.
Carter.
Commissioners II. J. Harvey, W. II
Shields, F. M. Parker, J. II. Whitaker,
Sterling Johnson
Superior Cour'c Every third Monday
in March ard September.
Inferior Cou.rt Every third Monday in
February, May, August and November
O
E3F1EL.1
Mayor B. F. Whitaker.
Commissioners John J. Robertson, E.
T. Branch, J. B. Hunter, R. B.
Britt.
Constable J. C. Derr
HOTELS.
Caledonia Hotel. Peter Forbes.
Boarding House Riddick Burnett.
CHURCHES.
Methodist Episcopal Services every
first Sunday, at 11,00 A. M., and 7.00
P. M. Rev. W. II. Watkins, Pastor.
Baptist Services every second Sunday,
at 11.00 A. M., and 7.00 P. M., and third
Svjiday at 7 30 p. m. Sunday school at
9 30 a. m. Rev. W. J. Hopkins, Pastor.
Protestant Episcopal Services every
second and third Sundays at 11.00 A. M.
Rev. A. S. Smith, Rector.
Methodist Protestant Services evry
fourth Sunday, at 11.00 A. M.. and 7.00
P. M. Rev. W. H. Wills, Pastor.
County Appointments M. Chucrh
1st. Sunday, at Eure's School House, at 3
P. M.
2nd Sunday,at Pierce's at n.oo A. M.,
and at Smith's, at 3 .00 P M.
3rd. Sundxsy, at FjDeneezer, at 11.00 A.M.
4th. Sunday st Havwards at 11.00 A. M.
Communio n at each appointment in Feb
nxaj. au-. ana jnov. iev. W.l. Wat
kins, Pastor.
i. P. Church 1st. Sunday, at Brad
ords, at 11.00 A. M., and at Reid's
School House. 3.00 P. M. Whitaker's
Chapel, every second and fifth Sunday, at
11.00 A. M. Roseneath, 3rd. Sun
day, 11.00 A. M.
Baptist Church. Every first Sunday at
Uonoconary at 11 00 a m and 7 30 p m
Each third Sunday and the Saturday pre
ceeding at 11 00 a m. Prayer meeting each
Wednesday at 7 30 p m Sunday school at
9 30 am.
Dawson's Church, Dawson's X Roads,
every fourth Sunday at 11 a m and 7 30
p m and the Saturday preceeding the fourth
Sunday at 1100 a m Prayer meeting
lhursdays 7 30 p m ounday school at
30 a m. Rev W J Hopkins, Pastor.
Colored Churches 1st. baptist Every
first Sunday, at 11.00 A.. M. and 7.00 Jr.
M. C. IS. Oibbs, Tastor.
2nd. Baptist Every second Sunday, at
11.00 and 7.00 P. M. Rev. W. R. Shaw,
Castor.
A. M. E. Church Every fourth Suudav,
at 11.00 A. JM. and 7.00 M. Kev. J. H
Merrick, Pastor.
LODGES.
Knights of Honor Meet every second
and fourth Tuesdays, at 7.00 P. M.
Legions of Honor Meet every first and
hird Tuesdays, at seven P. M.
EXPRESS AND FREIGHT.
Southern Express Officer-Open all day.
i Jj Wiu taker, Agent.
. Railroad Freight, and Ticket Agent,
L W. Batchelor. ;
No freight for shipment received after
.00 P. M.
I TELEGRAPH.
Western Union Telegraph Office in the
Railroad Warehouse Open from 8.00
'A. M, to 9. P. M. T B Hale,
- Operator.
NOTICE !
PERSONS wishing to buy.
rent or exchange real
sell, lease,
estate any
do well to
where in this vicinity,
will
communicate with us.
figgf Terms moderate.
KITCHIN & DUNN,
' Attorneys-at-Law.
Scotland Neck, N. C.
June 20th. 1882.
NO TIME TOR HATING.
Begone with feud ! Away with strife !
Our human hearts unmating ;
Let us be friends again ! This life
Is all too short for hating !
So dull the day, so dim the way,
So round the road we're faring
Far better weal with faithful friend,
Than stalk alone uncaring.
The barren fig, the withered vine,
Are types of selfish living :
But souls that give, like thine and mine,
Renew their life by giving. '
While cypress waves oe'r early graves,
On all the ways we're going,
Far better plant where seed is scant,
Than tread on fruit that's growing.
Away with scorn ! Since die we must
And rest on one low pillow ;
There are no rivals in the dust
No foes beneath the willow.
So dry the bowers, so few the flowers,
Our earthly way discloses,
Far better stoop, where daisies droop,
Than tramp on broken roses !
Of what are all the joys we hold,
Compared to the joys above us ?
And what are rank, and power, and gold,
Compared to hearts to love us?
So fleet our years, so full of tears,
So close death is waiting ,
God gives us space for loving grace
But leaves no time for hating.
A VICTIM OF CHARITY.
It was at a church fair, and h e
had come there at the special request
of his cousin, who was at the head
of the flower table. He opened the
door bashfulty, and stood, hat in
hand, looking at the brilliant scene
before him. when a young lady rush
ed up and grabbing him by the arm
said,"
'Oh you must take a rhance in
our cake. Come right over this
way."
Blushing to the roots of his hair,
he stammered out that "really he
didn't have the pleasure of know
ing"
"Oh, that's all right," said the
young lady. "You will know me
better before you leave. I'm one of
the managers, you understand
Come : the cake will all be taken if
you don't hurry," and she almost
dragged him over to one of the mid
dle tables. "There, now; only
fifty cents a slice, and you may get
a real gold ring. You had better
take three or four slices, sure. It
will increase your chances, you
know."
"You're very good," he stammered
"But I'm not fond of cake that is,
I hpven't any use for the rin
"That will be ever so nice," said
the young lady, "for now if you get
the rinse you can give it back, and
we can put it in another cake."
"1-e-e-s, saia the young man.
with a sickly smile. "To be sure ;
but"
"Oh, there isn't any but about it,"
said the young lady, smiling sweet
ly : " you know that you promised.
Promised ?"
Well, no : not exactly that ; but
you'll take iust one slice ?" and she
looked her whole soul into his eyes
"Well, I suppose "
"To be sure, lhere is your
cake," and she slipped a great slice
into his delicately gloved hands as
he handed her a dollar bill. "Oh,
that is too nice, added the young
lady as she plastered another slice
of cake on too of the one she had
just given him. "I knew you would
take at least two chances." and the
dollar bill disappeared across the
table : and then she called out to
companion, "Oh, Miss Larkins, here
is a gentleman who wishes to have
his fortune told."
"Oh. 'does he ? Send him
over," answered Miss Larkin.
right
"1 beg your pardon, but I'm afraid
you are mistaken. I don't remember
saying anything about "
"Oh, but you will," said the first
young lady, tugging at the youth's
arm. "It's for the good of the cause,
and you won t reiuse, ana once
more the beautiful eyes looked soul
fully intu his. "Here we are. Now
take an envelop ; open it. There ;
you are going to be married in
year. Isn't that jolly ? Seventy-five
cents, please." This time the youth
was careful to hand out the exact
change. "Oh. I should, like to have
my fortune told. May I ?" said the
first young lady.
"Of course you may, my dear,"
said Miss Larkin, handing out one
of her envelopes. 'Oh, dear, you
are going to be married this . year.
too. Seventy-live cents more," and
the poor youth came down with an
other dollar note. "No change here,
you know," added Miss Larkin, put
ting the greenback in her pocket
"Oh, come, let's try our weight."
said the hrst young lady, once more
tugging at the bashful youth's coat
sleeve, and before he knew where he
was he found himself standing on
the platform of the scales. "One
hundred and thirty-two," said the
voung lady. "Oh, I should like to
be a great heavy man like you," and
she jumped on the scales like a bird
"One hundred and twenty. Well,
that is light. One dollar, please."
"What !" said the youth : one dol
lar ? Isn't that pretty steep ?
mean I "
"But you know it is for charity,"
said the young lady ; and another
dollar was added to (lie treasury of
the fair.
"I think I'll have
to
I have
an engagement at
"Oh, but hrst you must buy me a
boquet for taking you around,"- said
the young lady. "Right over here,"
and they were soon standing in front
of the flower table. "Here is just
what I want," and the yxmng lady
picked up a basket of roses and vio-
ets. "Seven doll irs, please.
"Oh, Jack, is'that you ?" cried the
poor youth's cousin from behind the
flower counter ; "and buying flowers
for Miss Giggie, too. Oh, 1 shall be
terribly jealous unless you buy me
a basket, too," and she picked up an
elaborate affair. ; "Twelve dollars,
Jack," and the youth put down the
money, looking terribly confused, as
though he didn't know whether to
make a bolt for the door or give up
all hope and settle down in despair.
"You 11 excuse me, ladies he stam
mered, 'bnt I must go. I have
"Here, let me pin this in your but
ton-hole," interrupted his cousin.
Fifty cents, please," and then the
youth 's broke away and made, a
straight line for the door. f ; I
"Well, if ever I visit another fair
a at 1 j 1 1
may 1 be r ne ejaculated as ne
counted over his cash to see if he
had the car fare to rid& home.
BOY WANTED.
There is a gospel tent at the corner
of Michigan avenue and Fourth
slreet, and of a Sunday evening
there is considerable passing in and
out on the part of pedestrians. Last
Sunday evening a boy 01 14, who
had just left the tent, encountered a
stranger, who stopped him and, in
quired : ' - " v A
"Say, bub, what sort ot a perform
ance is going on in there, r
"Purty good thing ! was the re
ply-
Td kinder like to see the fat
woman and the living skeleton and
the Albino children once more, but
I'm pretty near strapped. Is there
any way I kin work in ?"
"Us boys crawl under the canvass.
"Anybody around to knock you
stiff f"
"Never saw anjrbody.
Til show
you where to go under."
"By hokey, I'll try it ! It's no use
to throw away a quarter when you
you can beat a side-show."
The boy took him around behind
the tent and saw him safe under, and
then crossed the street and sat
down. He waited just exactly three
minutes, and then the stranger came
out of the tent by the door. He
looked up and down the street,
closely scanned every , youngster
about him. and hnallv said to a
bootblack :
"Bub. I'm looking for a youth
about two heads taller than you
peaked nose, brown straw hat, hair
cut short. I want to see him so
awful bad for about a half a minute
that I'll gie you half a dollar if you
can find him around here !" Detroit
Free Press. - -
THE FAT MAN'S SPELL.
Two or three years ago there lived
in the lower oil country a prominent
oil producer who was a notoriously
bad speller. In a letter, among
other errors, he spelled water with
two ts. A party of gentlemen were
discussing this peculiarity in the
bar room of the Collins house. Oil
City, one evening, when the poor
speller himself chanced to come in
'Hello !" said one ot the party, a
corpulent gentleman, now remotely
connected with the New York
Petroleum Exchange, "we were just
talking about you."
"Is that so ?" was the reply. "And
what were you saying V
"Why, some of the boys claim that
you aie the worst speller in seven
teen States."
"They do ? I think I can spell
about as well as the average produc
er."
"I'll tell you what I'll do with
you." said the first speaker, "I'll bet
the champaign for the party that
you can't spell water."
"All right," replied the producer,
and he proceeded to spell the word
w-a-t-e-r.
"That's the way I spell water for
money," he quietly remarked, "but
when I spell it for fun I sometimes
use two ts."
The corpulent gentleman paid for
the wine, and the silence became so
great that you could hear a house
fall down. Bradford News.
THAT UMBRELLA.
During the shower yesterday a cit
izen carrying a very wet umbrella
entered a hotel to pay a call to some
lone up stairs. After placing his um
brella where.it might drain, he wrote
upon a piece of paper and pinned to
it the sentence :
"N. B. This umbrella belongs to
a man who strikes a 230-pound blow
back in fifteen minu. s."
He went his way up 'stairs, and
after an absence of fifteen, minutes
returned to find his umbrella gone
and in its place a note reading:
"P. S- Umbrella taken by a man
who walks ten miles an hour won't
be back at all !" Detroit Freress.
HIS LOyE.
It was evening in the country.
The moonbeams peeped softly be
tween the leaves of the pulseless elm,
and kissed the song-birds lost in hap
py dreams. The rose and the lilly
were asleep, so were the parsnip and
the string-bean and all the amorous
air was toned with languid scent to
the sublime alitude of a swell
drug
store.
They were walking up the shady
avenue from the village whither he
had taken her to prove his boundless
admiration and love at a five cent
soda-water fountain. 4
"No," he commencedlor he knew
they were getting near her vine-clad
cottage, and he hadn't much time to
ose, "my love for you shall never
wane, wilt; or grow less. With you
shall sail through life as tranquilly
as over a placid l )on-lit lake in a
flat-bottomed boat, with a virtuoso at
the stern playing the "Old Folks at
Home" on an accordion. You are
my evening star this evening and
every other evening, and you shall
have a seal-skin sacque every Christ
mas.
She clutched his ready-made coat
or rather its sleeve in a wild ec
stasy of ineffable delight, while he
continued: "You are the sweet par
ticular idol of my life, and I shall
take you to the circus next week.
My love for you is deep as the ice
man's cunning and the plumber's
pocket, which, like a spring, refills
itself when drained. Mine is a wild
enthusiastic passion that will with
stand the rigors of the arctic butcher
and milliner. The strawberry vender
may lose the cunning of the hand
that arranges the meaner specimens
below the large ones in three-quarter
pint measures which he guarantee
to hold a quart ; but my love you will
never lose, even if you bet it on a
horse-race. Ah, yes, fair Imogen,
while life lasts you shall have in me
a defender against all the trials and
tribulations of this vexed, and uncer
tain life. My love for you burn's
like a dollar in a poet's pocket ; it
also burns like yon snowy star, and
not till that goes out "
"It has just gone out," she broke
in.
"Alas, too true !" he sighed. "I
have been swearing by a Fourth-of
July balloon."
And he didn't say another word
until he good-nighted at the gate.
FICTION OUTDONE.
eformig the World A Utopia
Love and Lucre Married by
Wire Life in a Tree.
A certain telegram which appear
ed in the leading papers of the coun
try some two years ago announced
the marriage by telegraph 01 reaer-
ick Moulton Shaw, of Los Angeles,
to a New Jersey teacher. It has
been left for the Chronicle to supply
the world with the missing chapters
and sequel to this singular rom ance,
Not far from half a century ago the
hero of our tale, a fair-haired youth,
ascended the educational ladder in
the academy located in the small
town of CasLleton, Rutland county,
Vt. Young Shaw was a very ordi
nary sort of a boy in those days.
Time went on and he drifted to Cal
ifornia after a thrice repeated trip
around the world. He became en
chanted with the climate, the scene
ry, the productive soil of Los Ange--les
country, and selected it as Ids
future abiding-place. Grand 'enter
prises and Utopian dreams chadded
and matured in his brains. Out in
the canons intersecting the foot-hills
to the northwest he would establish
a sanitarium, were the maimed ar.d
halt, the weak and the ailing of all
the world should come for rep,t and
recreation and the joys of congenial
companionship.
Shaw's plans expanded. aid grew
in importance until thoy embraced
the most extensive and varied oper
ations of any proj ect evef conceived
upon earth. There - ere to be model
dwellings, manuyael0rieSj -water-works,
schools, colleges, and, most
important 01 au a great line of
steamships, which were to ply back
and forth between all the great port
of the world. At this juncture.
cautiously but eloquentlv, he un
folded a portion of his plans to some
of the most prominent citizens of
Los Angeles ; Gen. Stoneman, the
prospective Democratic candidate
for governor, among the number.
He talked persusively, wrote logical
ly and well, and managed to imbue
those whom he approched with some
degree of faith in the success of his
scheems. A company was forthwith
organized. The chairman of the
board of directors was mayor Tober
man of Los Angeles. Geo. Stoneman
was another member, and Thos. E.
Garey, the famous orange-grower;
Temple, at that- time a flourishing
banker; and Gen. C. Gibbs, a well
known Los Angeles attorney, were
also included, while the name of
Frederick Moulton Shaw figured as
general superintendent. The compa
ny was Incorporated on May 8, 1873,
with a capital qf. $250,000, and de
nominated 'the 'Southern California
Sanitary Hotel aiid Industrial' Col
lege association."
Shaw went to London to float the
stock. But the glittering allurments
of this prospectus did not have the
desired effect upon the minds and
purses of the British public. Never
theless, the "''general superintendent
was not discouraged. He at once
divined the reason, and wrote back
to the directors, urging them to im
mediately increace the capital stock
to $2,000,000, as the English people
would pay no attention to anything
backed by a paltry $250,000. By
this time, however, the board of di
rectors," never any too sanguine of
the success of this project, had tacit
ly agreed to . drop the matter, and
no attention was paid to the commu
nication.
Being left in London without a
dollar, Shaw got into the good grac
es of a wealthy widow, and by repre
senting himself as a California capi
talist, induced her to marry him.
The' wife's money brought them to
California, but when she arrived
here, and found that she had been
duped the poor woman died. Then
the stricken widower, who had been
a widower twice before, retired to a
little canon eight miles northwest
of town, where he took np 150 acres
of woodland and made a practical
though solitary test of some of his pro
gressive sanitary ideas. He grubbed
a meager living from the soil, living
on beans, cabbage, popcorn, and slept
m a tree. In dress it is asserted that
he returned to the habit of a primitive
age, and the story is told and vouch
ed for that when parties of stylish
young Los Angeles people went out
to the canon picnicking it was neces
sary for some of the masculine ele
ment to go ahead and reconnoitre,
and persuade the "sanitary" to done
his clothes in honor of this occasion.
One night he fell out of the tree and
hurt his back, and after that gave up
his habit of sleeping aloft.
While living in this aboriginal
manner he opened a correspondence
with a Vermonc girl who was teach
ing school in New Jersey, and they
were married by telegraph. This
new wife paid her way out, and to
the surprise of all, decided to live
with Shaw. This was two years ago.
To-day they are living in the little
canon, a sunny, picturesque spot,
well wooded and watered, and with
a handful of sickly -looking fruit trees
planted about. The wife is a little
wisp of a woman, with peculiar, sharp
eyes and a ready tongue. Shaw has
succumed to feminine rule so far as
to wear a suit of clothes, but still
goes with uncovered head. They
have a house built of rude redwood
bo ards, with one side in the solid
rock of hillside and no one gazing at
its rough exterior would
t . 1 I. . 1 Jl 1
oe tne anoue 01 a man wno once un
dertook to reform and rejuvinate the
world. San Francisco Chronicle.
ANXIOUS TO BENEIGHBORS.
He was a small bov, with dirt on
nis nose ana a iaa.ed straw hat on
his head, and feet long unwashed,
He walked boldly up the steps, pull
ed the bell, an.d when the ladv came
to the door he said :
"Say, cai yOU en me your teie
phone for a few minits
"Why, I can't !" she gasped out.
w e 1: oring it back in half an
hour J
"But I can't lend it, child. You
d'on't seem to know what a telephone
is. Who are vou r"
"We live around the corner, just
moved in, and we Want to be neigh
borly. I tried to bnirrbw your wheel
barrow and shovel, but your boy
wouldttt lend 'em, and our hired
girl has been over to borrow tea and
sugar and couldn't get any. We
kinder thought we might borrow
your telephone or something, and ma
would bring it back and get a chance
to see youi Style and ask you to run
right in with your old clothes on !"
Detroit F)'ee-Pre$s,
A LOVE AFFAIR WOUND UP.
"I should smile."
AS Bertha Reding ote spoke these
words she lay coquettishly in a ham
mock that had been ftwuhg between
two giant O0.M Vhat reared their tall
heads aloft in the broad lawn, at the
edge of which stood her father's
stateiy residence, a little loot, en
meshed in a silken stocking, whose
delicate texture displayed to advan
tage the trim ankle within peeped
out from beneath a fleecy-white dress.
while the laughing eyes and fair fore
head of the girl were surmounted by
a coronal of sunnily gold tresses of
which any hair store might have been
proud.
"So you like ice cream," said Har
old Mclntyre, bending over the ham
mock and looking tenderly into
Bertha's blue eyes.
"I should smile," said the girl
again, getting ready to put on her
slipper and start.
"You are right," said Harold. "Ice
cream is. a' good thing. Perhaps
some day next week I will buy you
some."
The look of happy expectancy
faded from the girl's face. "What
time is it ?" she asked.
"Ten minutes to six,"replied Harold.
"Then," said Bertha, -if you start
right away you will get home in time
for supper,"
BILL ART'S PHILOSOPHY.
It don't pay to get mad about anv.
thing, much less about politics.
Getting mad cheats a man out of
nis time. He can lose a day or two
days or even a week, thinkina ahnnt.
it and fretting over it, and that in-
terieres with his business and his di
gestion, and makes his family un
happy. He had bettei go dead for a
while and come to life aanin. no
ting mad is the poorest way to get
YYiuu au eucmy 1 ever tried, it
don't pay worth a cent, finrl a 1 TOO it a
makes a man loose his own self-rp.
spect. Now a man may get mad
with himself for being a fool and it
will do him no harm. In fact, it may
do him'; good, for it's a signl'of re
pentance. I knew a young man to
go to a church and the girls honey
fuggled six dollars out of him
he went home find 11 nrlrnaaarl
. v vauvaj. vaovVA Oil u
tied one arm to the bed-post and
whipped himself with the nth fir n nrl
as ne cut himself around the legs he
uj wuuiu say : "You so to armt.hAr
cnurcn lair ? You let them girls
iooi you out ot your money again !
You pay ten cents for evervxfool let
ter thev stiek ni. mil t Yrm "
s JV I-VCs
uau a aoiiar tor a little dah of
cream I'll learn von some rptirp t
will," and as he talked to himself he
kept the switch going lively, and
would dance up and down just like
ne was anotner tellow. Now that is
a'good idea. When a man makes a
fool of himself and ffoes rinnincr
around let him tie himsp.lf Tin anrl
give himself a good whiDDine-. and
then take a fresh start in the morn-
kg. If a man gets into a fhrht with
another man he might accidentally
get whipped, and then everybody
would hear of it. but if he whins
himself all by himself it will do more
good, and nobody would ever know
anything about it Atlhnta Consti
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A STORY OF UPPER EGYPT.
The Despotism, of the Khedive An
Arabian Girl s Marriage.
Correspondent at Alexandria. .
It is not always safe for a govern
or 01 a province to reside among
the people whom he has plundered
and oppressed, and whose families
he has entered with the lust of that
most loathsome of all creatures, the
Turkish libertine. It also not tttt
frequently happens that the govern
ors are noth ing but common assass
ins, who are called upon to execnte
the summary and secret vengence of
some minister or favorite at court of
whom they stand in awe. A case
that occurred while a correspondent
was in the upper country is directly
to the point. A Turkish official of
high rank he was a bey had long
been a favorite of the khedive at
Cairo, for they had been educated
together in France. This official
was, therefore, a great deal around
the palace, and it occurred to the
khedive 's mother that she would like
to marry off a favorite child of the
harem to a gallant officer in receipt
of large pay. The bey was sum
moned by the khedive and told that
his mother had found him a wife a
wonderous creature. Of course in
the east such an intiniation to a sub
ordinate is simply a command; yet
while the bey submitted he secretly
chafed at what he considered a gfdss
imposition upon a friend, a Turkish
aristocrat, and an officer accustomed
to European liberties and customs.
The marriage took place and a grand
fete, costing many thousand dollars.
Of course, the bey had never looked
upon her face until after the nuptial
knot was tied, and when he did
neither the countenance nor the
owner thereof was to his liking. Two
years went by and the khedive's
mother Perceived that the young
wife was slowlv oininsr away. At
last, nprsistp.nt inouirv made the girl
Uonlnap fhnt. frnm thf very hbtlr of
the ee?emonv the bey had declined
to treat her as his wife. The
khedive's mother a perfect tigress
hastened to his maiesiV 5nd de
manded that the bey should be put
to death instantly. He could not
refuse. The bey was immediately
seized, conveyed by a guard 1,800
miles to the Soudan, and upon his
arrival the governor general was
ordered to strangle him.; but the
governor general happened to be a
life-long friend of the condemned
man and allowed him to live. Six
different orders were sent to kill him,
but not one of them was obeyed. The
writer was the guest of this gentle
man in the Soudan for over two
months, and these facts came from
his own lips. A better educated
man one would seldom find in the
world's travel. His books were
Mitchelet, Victor Hugo, About,
Schiller, Goethe, Heine, Irving, Ds
Tocqueville and others. He
finally joined caravans with the
writer on a journey of 1,500 miles to
Cairo, aud returned to Khartoum toj
become governor general in the xery
capital where he had been sert to ne
put lo death. II p hn 'mce Ie'n
ministei of iMiMiei instruction s in the
sen-ice of the prrsent khed"VT9-.
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