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7 Died For His Master When, a man gives up his life for another, posterity erects a to his. memory; but When a dog dies that his master may live, men stop and 1 Theory Here. OIDIK ECTCnLiiygg: 7 cafe, sure iaal PILLS, illls; Tv. Ask for IX HOTS PEUITYEOYATj PILiS and take no ottun iiWES' Send tor circular. Price $1.00 per box- boxes for $Soa MOTTS CTITEMICALr CO, Olusx.

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DIRECTORS I What the South Did for Slavery The Rev.1 Edward Lu Pell; of this city(born in North Carolina) 1s collecting material for a history of the efforts made by the for the moral elevation of the negro before the war. The facts of such a history, while not easily available, are more abundant than is generally suppoedj Not only did the churches of the south spend large sums- of money In I missionary work among the blacks, but it was not uncommon for persons who owned" a large body of slaves to have a place of worship' for them, and) to have a preacher employed for their special ministry, i Moreover, every white church had Its contingent of colored members, who had a voice in the management of church affairs, and so sacred was this tie that many; of the colored people continued their membership in the white churches even a'fter they were emancipated. The efforts of individual laymen, as, for example, Stonewall Jackson, in the Sunday-school for slaves at Lexington, would make another long and touching chapter. I All this is nothing, however, as compared with the work done for the negro by the women of the south. The idea that the southern women were made heroines by the late war- is far from the ac.

They were heroines from the beginning, and they had been in training from the time that the slaves came into 'their possession. Instead of the many public charities in which they are engaged io-day, they devoted their time to! the instruction of the slaves and the amelioration of their condition. Seek any old negro, and ask him where he got his religious instruction, and he will almost invariably tell you that he owes it to "Ole.Miss," who had him at the "gre't on i Sunday' morning, read (to him and his companions; selections from the Scriptures, and expounded their meaning. Richmond News. Vampires on Rhode Ialaod That there exists in the thickly populated State of Rhode Island a community in which the' people firmly believe in the vampire superstition and practice the rites which early in the eighteenth century were common among the Czechs of Bohemia is a curious ethnological fact.

In the town of Exeter, almost within hearing of. the railway whistle, graves are searched for the and bodies, or parts of bodies, burned to save the living from his attacks. Along the line of the railways, Rhode Island is thickly populated, and along the rivers and streams stretch for miles and miles continuous villages. But back of these densely populated regions one finds a lonely region sparsely inhabited, and a primitive The world has not moved fast in those parts, and the minds of the. inhabitants are still deeply tinged with that mysticism which made their Puritan ancestors see signs and portents inthe skies, and burn witches at Salem.

They are natural mystics, and their Isolated lives foster the natural bent of their minds. When a person falls sick off consumption, or some other wasting disease, from no apparent cause, the case is diagnosed by the old of the community, who are expert in demon-'ology, as being a case of vampire. They believe if the graves searched, there will be found a body, or some part of a body, full of blood and not yet gone to deccay, and that in body, generally that of a relative of the sick lives some essence of the dead person called the "vampire," wmch leaves the graye every night to suck blood from thej sick person. The way to effect. 'a cure is this: The graveyards on the lonely hillsides must be searched, and when a body is exhumed which does not- show the ordinary signs of the heart and liver must be examined to see if they are still full of blood, for it is in th6se parts that the vampire is supposed most commonly to have its dwelling J.



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GIESCHEN, hugh Macrae; chas. borden, wile worthp JAMES H.CHADBOURN, Ja WILLIAM GILCHRISTJ The greatest claims for S.S.S. (Swift's Specific) are made by those whom it has cured, and after all the most valuable reputation is one which ia given by those who speak from experience. We could publish a page of what we claim S.S.S. will do, but the people prefer to read of what it has done, and hence we give the testimony of reputable, well-known people in different parts of the country, who gladly tell of how S.S.S.

has cured them of blood after trying other treatment in vain. No wonder S.S.S. has such staunch friends. The experience of those who take it to-day will be the same as of those who twenty years ago found it the only cure. Blood diseases are obstinate, and cannot be cured by.

one medicine in a dozen which claims to cure them; so when S.S.S. is takenwith satisfactory results, after a disappointing experience with other remedies, it is not strange that it has grateful friends by the score. MR. WIWAM SOWERS. Mr.

William Sowers, of Bradford, Ohio, was cured by S.S.S. ten years ago of a severe blood poison, and writes that to this day no sign of the dreadful disease has ever returned, He says: "I had a terrible blood disease which is considered incurable, and was treated for a long time by the best physicians, but they did me no good. The disease seemed to get a firmer hold on me, and attacked my tongue and throat, which were soon full of vile ulcers. "I changed doctors several times, and afterwards took nearly every blood remedy on the market, without the slightest benefit. After five years of treatment which did me no good whatever, I was induced to try S.S.S.

This remedy proved itself equal to the case, for in' a few months I was entirely cured and my skin was perfectly clear and smooth. I could hardly believe that the cure was permanent, but ten years have elapsed and no sign of the disease has yet appeared." S.S.S. is a sure cure for Cancer, Catarrh, Contagious Blood Poison, Scrofula, Rheumatism, Eczema, and all other blood diseases, which other remedies have no effect whatever upon. It is Purely Vegetable and is the only blood remedy which is guaranteed to contain no mercury, potash or other harmful mineral. S.S.S.

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was doing a lot of thinking on Saturday night. He was' face to face with death, and his dog had averted the blow. Walker left lis house early in the morning for a litroll. His dog followed him. He tried 1b drive him back.

Then master and do?" started to walk along the Jersey Certral railroad tracks to Elizabeth. Midway the stations Walker met a heavy "reight running rapidly eastward; making enough; noise to deaden all other sounds. 1 Walker stepped to the west-bound track. His dog, which, had been running ahead after birds or loitering behind to make short and noisy excursions into the-bushes, closed in on his master when the train neared him. Walker was careless.

He never looked behind him, and did not hear or see" the Royal Blue Brakemen on the freight train shouted warnings. The engineer of the express Strain blew his whistle, with no avail. It was too late to stop, although the engineer was trying to do so. Walker plodded on. When the train was nearly on top of Walker his dog sprang at him with a growl.

Walker turned, saw the train and stepped aside in time to avoid the. cars as they swept past him with a' roar. Not so with the dog. The pilot of the engine struck the animal and tossed him aside. 1 When Walker recovered his senses he looked for his dog.

The faithful animal lay dying, with his back broken. Walker carried the dog to the side of the track. The brute licked his hand, feebly wagged his tail and died in his master's arms. Accidental Goyi Discoveries Many of the gold finds in the Klon-' dyke region have foeen purely accidental, and some of were decidedly interesting, though perhaps not more so than many; accidental finds in our own west in the '40s and '50s. It was before 1850 that threes men while looking for1 gold in California discovered the dead body of a man who evidently had been "Poor fel-'lowl" said one of the trio.

VHe has passed in his checks!" "Let's give him a decent burial," said another. "Some wife or mother will; be glad if ever she knows it." They began to dig a grave. Three feet below the surface they discovered the signs of gold. The stranger was. buried -in another place, and where they located a graye they, opened a gold mine.

An adventurer, who had drifted into Leadville-awoke1 one morning without food or money. He went out and shot a deer, which, in its dying agonies, kicked up the dirt and disclosed signs of gold. The "poor- man staked out a "claim," and opened one of the most profitable mines ever worked in Lead-ville. i "Dead Man's Claim," the name given to another rich mine in Leadville, was discovered by a broken-down minor while digging a grave. A miner died when there were feet of snow on the ground.

His comrades laid his body in a snowbank and hired a man for $20 to. diga grave. The errave disr- 1 ger, after three days' absence, was fniind erprrf ia inofo'i rJ rf in -m. A lllUbUU KJA. CU ET3 VP.

WhilA OTfflTraHnr Vio Var otninlr 1 JX I J' soiu. jD orgenmg tne corpse ana nis bargain, he thought only of the fact that he had "struck ridh;" Boston Post. "No Pay Dirt There A very ragged and very unwholesome-looking tramp stopped at the back door of a small house' 1 in Avon- i dale, and addressing himself the housewife who appeared in response to his knock he said: "Madam, perhaps you have heard of the gret gold stirke on the Klondyke river?" "I don't believe I have. Only strike I've heard of is the one about coal." "You don't know, then, madam, that the gold fairly stiqks to one's clothes, until it can be taken out with, a currycomb?" "I don't believe any such thing." "Nevertheless, it is quite true. A man Who lies down to sleep on the ground wakes in the morning with, chunks of gold stuck to his coat like burrs." The woman looked at him very "Yes, ma'am.

I suppose that these clothes of mine, if assayed properly, would yield about $12,000." The woman remained silent. "But what, madam, is gold to me little dabs of it like I have made my pile up there independent. I don't need to bother about such little things. What I was going to say is that, feelirr large sympathy for striving folks. I would toe willing to trade you this coat and these trousers for your husband's Sunday suit, allowing you the "benefit of whatever ore you find in assaying." The Chicago Record.

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R. Bellamy, Druggist. The Indiana Lynchiugs 1 (Baltimore American.) According the latest statistics available, there were in this country-during the year 7,9.00 murders and homicides, 113 legal executions and 160 lynchings. Every -i- for ten years the lynchings in the United States have exceeded the legal executions. It is a horrible fact to face, but the statistics are before us.

v- We preach against other countries, and yet we find that not one murderer in fifty is published according to his deserts, and that for everyrtwo hanged legally nearly three are murdered illegally in the name of justice. No more awful illustration of this modern tendency to take the law out of the hands of the legal authorities could be found than' in the case reported from Indiana. Five men accused' of burglary were lynched. At the very worst, this crime not; have been legally punished by death, and the work of the mob will stand out not only as murder, but as murder without cause. i It is a most; deplorable spectacle for 'these last days ol the nineteenth century.

place. Then the part filled with, blood. must be burned to kill tne vampire. It' is believed also that a part of the superstition is that the ashes of the burned parts must be given to the sick person in water in forder to assure his recovery, but upon this part of their strange faith the vampire people keep a stolid silence, How often these vampire hunts are indulged in by the people, of Exeter is; not known to the outside world, but once in awhile it is ru mored about the countryside that "the vampire people) are out searching the graves." Sometimes the hews gets into the Rhode Island papers.and there is a mild sensation for a few days. The last vampire hunt which attracted attention was in a.

pros perous farmer was living with a family consisting of his wife, two daughters and a son, all in good health. First the wife sickened and "died of what the local doctor said was consumption. Then the daughters died, one after another, apparently of the same disease, and, lastly, the son began to waste away. He went to Colorado Springs, but, failing to get better, he. returned to Exeter.

Then all the neighbors assured the father that what was the mater with the young; man was the vampire. Yielding to the opinion Of the community, the father consented to a vampire hunt, andi the medical officer of the district came by request from the neighboring village of Wickford to "be present at it. The graves of the moth-re and the first daughter who had died were and the bodies found to be little more than skeletons. But when the grave of the last daughter who nad died was opened the body was found to be in an excellent state of though she had 'been dead two months. The medical officer opened the body and took out the heart and liver.

As the heart was lifted out, bright, red blood flowed from it and the assembled people exclaimed, "the vampire!" Arfire was then kindled near the graveyard and the heart and liver burned to ashes. The affair got into the Providence papers and was much talked of for 'awhile. About six years before this there was another vampire hunt in Exeter, news of which leaked out to the. world. On that occasion it is said, that a whole body was it having been discovered in its grave-fresh and full of blood long after the usual period had elapsed in which bodies are expected turn to dust.

The home of the vampire myth is in Slavonic lands, The word itself is of Servian origin, i and means a bloodsucking ghost. Between 1830 and 1873 there was an outbreak of the superstition in- Hungary, and from there it spread all over Europe. Some fringe of this Wave of superstition must have broken upon the green and sparsely settled hills of Exeter, and as a receding wave upon the seashore will sometimes leave a little pool high up on the beach, so this wave of superstition left the vampire belief among the scattered farms of the ancestors of the present inhabitants of Exeter. i- Aside from the people of Exeter, the only people among whom the, vampire myth is still cherished are the Albanians and 'the people in some, parts of rural Greece. The people of Exeter are not an irreligious people and many of the farmers are well-to-do.

Yet in all their religion, and, in fact, in all their daily affairs, the strain of mysticism is ever present. They know what the outside world thinks of the vampire business, but they look upon the people of the outside world much as the Rev. Dr. Cotton Mather of pious mem ory looked upon those who did not be lieve in witchcraft. He said that the; man who did not believe in witchcraft deserved to be burnt himself.

The vampire myth in its wanderings over many lands from Hungary to find its "lodgment in a rural Rhode Island comunity suffered many charges of form. New York Press. A HOUSEHOLD REMEDY. And it never; fails to cure Rheumatism, Catarrh, Pimples, Blotches, and all disorders arising from impure blood, is Botanic Blood Balm, (B. B.

Thou Suffrage Restriction in Lorisanna The Northern papers are beginning to take up the. subject of the coming Louisiana constitutional 'convention, particularly the suffrage amendment and ate discussing it quite freely. While Louisiana' proposes to Le guided by the wishes of its own people in 1 this matter i rather than those of Illinois or Minne sota, it desires to have a settlement of the problem that will be permanent and satisfactory one; that jwill be fair and just and in the interest god government, and that will not be subject to further amendment, change, or modification. The best way tol-accomplisTh. thisresult is, of course, to frame a just suffrage qualification aimed at ignorance and corruption, and that will undo as far as possible the mistake, of Congress in extending the suffrage to a race as yet unfitted for it, and the mistake of our last constitutional convention in extending it to unaturalized citizens.

J- The attempt to let in the mass of the illiterate white voters by various subterfuges is unwise, if it is not dangerous. We are getting rid of the- illiterates on the ground that they are unsafe voters, at the mercy of demagogues ad unable to be reached by the usual1 influences of the press, pamplets, and papers. That there are good citizens among them cannot, be disputed, but in. a community where a majority of the voters cannot read and where we are in danger of being swamped by this mass of ignorance, we cannot afford to play with it. if any number of white voters deserving of the ballot are disfranchised because of: their ignorance, it is unfortunate, but they must be in the interest of god government Moreover, they "have the opportunity fand if they are good citizens will utilize it to restore the ballot to themselves.

New Orleans Times-Democrat (Dem). Italian Longivity Supported by the newspaper Don Chisciotti.a subscription has' been opened, the result of which is to be divided between those who on January 1, 1900, will have seen three centuries i that is to say, those who, having at that time at least 100 years and two days, can boast of having lived in the eighteenth, i nineteenth," and twentieth think that for this purpose comparatively little will be required, or'tfiat Tf a large sum be collected itj will be divided among very few pepple. However, this is a mistake, as, according to statistics, there-are now, in Italy from 200 to 300 people whose ages exceeds 100 years. The historian Fle-gone, in his books, "De Milrabilibus" and "De Longaevis," records that from a census taken at the time of the Emp4ror Vespasian, it resulted that therej were in Italy sixty-five centen-arrans, but it is enough to open the medical encyclopaedia of De Chambre to establish that the number of centenarians has proportionately: increased considerably since the. ancient times, even taking into Consideration the of the population, the diminution of epidemics, the lesser frequency of war, the amelioration of hygienic conditions in a word, progress of civilization, which has lessened mortality.

In France, for instance, in 1837, when the 'population was much smaller than at present in Italy, the centenarians were, 175. To reach 100 years, however, should not "be strange, according to i an Italian saying which runs: "A dog lasts 9 years; a horse lasts three dogs, 21 years; a man lasts, three: horses, SI years; a crow lasts three men, 243 years; a deer lasts threej 729 years; an oak lasts three deer 2,187 years." London Pali-Mall Gazette. Of Service to the King There is a -sweet story of two. little girls and Emperor William I of grandfather of the present emperor, who, however, was then only King of Prussia. The old iking had a daughter whom he' loved very dearly.

But she died when she was quite young, and the king grieved very much. He had a flower called by her name. Two little "girls who lived in a village near the palace heard of the king's sorrow and his love for this flower. So they went out into the fields and gathered their arms full of flowers of this kind and carried them to the palace. The way was long, and they came there hot and tired, and the flowers were all dustj and withered.

A great big soldier, who was sentinel at the gate, tried to drive them p.way, but just then the king came out. They vient to him and said they had brought the flowers because they had heard that he loved them so well. The king very gently took the faded flowers from their i arms, and the tears fell from his eyes as he thought of his daughter. He took the little girls into the palace! and had them sit at his own table. They feasted there with all the grand ladies and gentlemen of the court.

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Turrentine CO AGENTS, 1 WORTH QOFFER FOR SAiE) 1 Best Quality, Fiiil Weight: FLOUR, BACON, SUGAR, LARD, IN THE DISTRICT COURT or the At Wilmington. UNITED STATES United States vs. 1 Ten (10) Bags of Almonds. Libel for violation Section 2874, Chap 5, Revised Statutes, U. In obedience to a monition to me addressed, under the seal of the District Court of the United States of America, for the Eastern District of North Carolina, at Wilmington, dated September 18fh, 1897, I have this day attached and seized ten (10) bags of Almonds and will detain the same in my custody until the further orders of this Court respecting the same.

Now, all persons claiming' the same, or knowing' or having authority to-say why the same should not be condemned and sold according to the prayer of the libel, are cited to appear before the said Court, to be held in and for the said District on Wednesday, 6th day of at 1Q o'clock In the forenoon of that day at the United States Court room in Wilmington, if the same shall be a day of Jurisdiction, otherwise on the next day of Jurisdiction thereafter, then and there to interpose their claims for the same, and make their allegations in that behalf. O. J. CARROLL, United States Marshal. By T.

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