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A. KENNEDY, Editor.
JAMES N. TURNER.
Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION: $200 PER YEAR.
Saturday, November 10, 1900.
5p Th DIrST, LavlB BOARD,
Regular meetings second Wednesday''
Ir. January. April July, and October, at
Bryan will now put on his old
straw hat and return to his farm.
The dollar afwned the Democra
cy.and the gold barons have the
peopleby the throats.
MtKivley carried twenty-seven
States with a few more to hear
from. Bryan carried only eighteen,
and might possibly have one or
two more. It was a crushing de
England rejoices over the defeat
of Bryan. His defeat shows the
little sentiment expressed freely for
the Boer cause, and upon which the
Democratic party made its strong.
Hardtner, Congressman Jos. E.
Ransdell's opponent in the fifth diet
trict lost his own parish by 150 ma
jority. Hardtner received a terrible
defeat, and we doubt if his vote in
the whbols.district was over 350.
O The yellow fever news from
Natchez is not good. The latest
from Natchez says that there are
three new cases and several cases
that are suspicious. We can't sie
bow it can spread.
Croker, Hill and the great Tam
many organizntjsen'if' New York
City should feg pretty sore over
the lose of t-e state and especially
over tbe ieatly reduced majority of
90,009 that Bryan was sure to re
-t.tve. Croter can now return to
The Democrats elected solid con
gressional delegations from the
States of Alabama, Arkansas, Col
orado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Montana, Nevada,
South Carolina, Texas and Virginia,
aggregating seventy-five members.
The Republicans will control the
House and will also have a safe ma.
jority in the Senate.
In the death of Major llenry G.
Bearsey, editor of the New Orleans
Daily States, Louisiana has lost one
of its grandest and noblest men.
The Democratic party will miss
him; the whole State will miss him.
lie was always found tighting the
battles of the people. lie never
fluched from right. We mourn
the death of the true and noble
The Democratic partly has been
,defeated before, and it does niot feel
discouraged by its defeat of Tues
day. It will continue to live and
will win in time. The corrmllt par
ty now in power will become too
brazen, then the people will rise up
and crush it out. Such a paty can
ot lahet. It may be victorious to,
day, by the use of eorrultion funds,
eubscribed by gold bugs and tr-usts,
but it cannot last.
The Daily States says that "the
transport Sherman, it is noted, ar
rived at San Francisco Thursday
with the following human c:aro:
Dead,- 51; eick, 467; convalescent,
68; insane, 12. The trans)ort
Meade is now on her way across
the Pacific, with three Thund.
red soldiers, who are shattered
in mind and body; the L.gan left
Manila last Tuesday with a cargo of
two hundred atnld seventy-three ,ick
mber.. It is a ghastly procesnion,
and just what 'glory' we have won
to compensate for the exhibition is
yet toe determined."
The Vicksburg Dispatch in an
editorial on the late election hits
the nail squarely on the head ,hlen
it says : "Our great party, the one
that represents the masses of thet
plain people) has again been de
feated, Considering the forces ar
rayed asainst it, the result is not
astolishing. It had to contend
against all thE banks, the very rich
people, the vAst corporations and
trusts, and the. Republican party or
gaaled and led by ome who knows
Stoo well how to se the ntinited
sillioneaof dollars placed at his
coaommead It waa a commasun re
. mark before the election even by
Itepmblinesn, that the - Denimocrata
o0d w~a ein uily but there was too
,iach mosey on the other" siA.,
s-"T6 election returns preve (the
t- --latb ti'is assertion, which folly
,thpae defeat. The states
THE DEFEAT OF THE DEffOC
It is not our purpose to-blav1U'f or
rail at WillialanJ. Bryan. lie is a
great leader, an honest and a sincre
'man, but the fact cannot be disput.
ed that his insistenea on the intru.
sion of the discredited silver issue
in the Kansas City platform was a
fatal blunder and caused the over.
whelming defeat of the Democracy
in yesterday's presidential election,
for these days the dollar is not only
put above the mail, but above every.
thing that is in heaven and on earth
and the waters thereof.
If the Democracy is to survive at
a political party it must be reorgan
ized. New men must take the place
of the present leaders and the parts
get back to the old ground it occu
pied before it became tainted witi
Populism and be an to follow aftei
strange gods. Having sustaineJ
two successive and crushing defeats
Mr. Bryan's leadership is, of course.
at an end, but the love and admira
lion which the masses of the peoph
have for him is as strong as ever.
and he will always have all honorec
place at the party's council boarJ.
He made a splendid fight for th
great principles of governmnen
which the fathers of the republic
embodied in tee Declaration of In
dependence and the constitution
but, as we said yesterday, there wa:
arrayed against him and hi3s follow
enr the tremendous money power oi
the country, represented by the vas
trusts, syndicates, corporations ant
the multimrillionaires, who are wax
inIg fatter and richer upon the sweat
and blood groulnd out of the comn
'non people. The battle for humat
rights has been fought and lost
Ilnperia!pr m and pliitocracy hav
tritnmplhed and are in the .sddh
drunk with the victory they haven
THE FIRST DAY OF THE FAIR
The East Carroll Fair opened tin
der the most auspicious circumsatan
ces last Thursday. The day w:,
almost cloudless, although a stifi
wind blew from the north.
The Art Gallery was beautifully
decorated with the national colors,
and the walls and sides of the build.
ing were filled with all kinds of ex.
hibits, agricultural, domestic, aasi
otherwise. The tine exhibits of handi|
work sent in by the ladies deserve
The Farmer's Institute met in the
morning hour, and an address of
wecome was delivered by Judge. M.
Kennedy, followed by Major J. G.
Lee, of the Experimental Station at
Calhoun, La., who read a hine paper
on "Soil Improvement."
At the fair grounds Congressman
Ransdell delivered a fine address,
which was followed by the races.
The ladies of the Episcopal
Church served an elegant dinner in
the Art Gallery, and did well.
Yesterday everything passed off
in the most successful manner.
We cannot give a full account of
the fair until next weak. when the
Banner-Democrat il.tire off its big
Report President J. T. McClellan of
the kfifth District Levee Board.
Tha following inta"'-sting re-port of
President J. T. McClellan, of the Fifth
Louisiana Levee District. was read at
the last meetiang of the Board:
To the Honorable Board of Commissioners
for the 'ilth Louisiana Levee District:
Gentlemen--I have the honor to sub
mnit the folowling report of the affairs
,If the Board siice the date of the last
meeting, July 11.
Acting under resolution adopted'
July l11. 1900. the following work was
advertiscd and let on August 27th:
Eiuligl'lalrn'nt and repair work (all
river-side enllurgiement :)
EAST CARROLL. PAFISH.
Phil Mci;uire leve. inear tLake Provi
ditce, stations 1540 to 1572, 20.700
yards, to Dioovan & Daily, at 16.70
cwts per yard; Hag:atn an leve, near
lake Providence,, stations 1562 to 1587,
35O0 cubice yards, to Donovaa n &€ Daly.
at 16 70 cents per yard; Coun love,.
near Lake Providence, statioils 1587
to 1601. 12.40(0 ci.lic yards, to Dono
var:in & Daly. at 16.70 cients per yard;
Hugh McGuire levee. near Lake Provi
ience. stations 160I to 1636, 19.200
-blie arrd's, to Donovan & Daly, at
16.70 cents pIer yard; Homesteadl levee.
:ilaout ilght and one-half miles below
Providlence statliolns 1'J86 to 2090. 57,.
600 atllle y:nrds, tol Rbt Nicholson, at
1.I elnts per yard; TrIInIsylvani levee.
tlalt twelve and one-half miles belov
Pra.vhtauce. silitions 2179 to 2202.
7.500 eciitie va'tds toa Robert Nicholson,
at 17 .eints per yard; Stambotil levee,
iiibout thirtaei luanis behlow Prlovidnee.
satilos 2202 to 2264. 34,100 cubhice
yanrs, to Robert Nicholson, at 16 cents
(t)'Brien to lMartin levee, alloiit two
lii .5s Iliahiw l),.lta, :*tations 4310 to
4382. 29.70U cubic yards, to (eo M.
Long. at 23 1-2 cents per cubic yard.
Contractirs Donovan & Dal):ly are at
work toi their cotitracts with a force
of bollnt twenty ter.ntns, and have
placed in plsition otl CUnn ajid Huih
MclGuire lvees, resi)ectively. 11.200)
satdi 11.600 cuhtiu v-ards.
Contulractor Nicholtson has a force of
fourteenll ta'ttli$ ian the Htimnlestead
work, anti haS completed alolUt 2500
Gt.M. 1. Long ha :a force of 12 tealms
mnplayaed on the O'Brien to Martin
lIvee. in Maadison patish. and has
placell aboult 2t1.)0 culic yards.
The aniount of work dine on above
Contracts is estimatedl to Ot)tober 1st.
T'he only ohthlr wark lieng dlone in
the distri-t is a snmall anlmunt of en
largenent ard repair work oU Duck.
paind levee, ill 't'elnsa parish,. by eon
trsctor J.. I. O'Neil , amounting to 31..
.00 cultic yardns, atf which amount,
18.90() cubie yards had been placed in
Isasition an Oct 1. Tle contrnct price
for thias work is S13 cents per cubic
The districtt blas expended P,44S 49
to supplemuwa tllh government funds
fr wurk at Reid leveer in Madison par.
After completing of the cootract
heretofore let by Colonel Potter. Uni
ald States eogiteer, a sinking or slid
ilb occutrred, unessIetating na enlarg.
ment of the slope and the tilling of old
pits at the base of the old levee.
The government having no available
unds. and considering it important
that the wokt should be dohe at once,
and while the contractor.was still on
the ground, l contracted for it at the
expense of the board.
The work amounted to 11,619 cubic
The State let on August 26, a con
tract for Cabin Teele, new levee, in
Madison parish, to C. 1). Leeper, at
13.23 cents per cubic yard.
This levee will.contain approximate
ly 208,000 cubic yards. On October
3d contract was also let by the board
of state engineers for a loop at.'Green s"
in Concordia paiish, containing about
60,000 cubic yards.
This work was contracted for at
14.43 cents per cubic yard.
UNITED STATES WORK.
Upper Teusas District-Col. Charles
L. Potter. United States engineer, in
charge of this district, has assumed
the building of the large levee at Ilia.
wara in East Carroll parish, of about
1.,500.000 cubic yards, and a large
force is now at work there.
This work will consume about all of
the available funds in the hands of
Colonel Potter, for work in the Fifth
Louisiana Levee district, and any other
ne(essary work from the Arkansas
i line to Reid levee must be looked after
by the district or State.
Lower Tensas District-Major G.
V C'. Derby has recently let contracts
fi.r about 715.,00 cubic yards of en
largenment and repair work in the par
ishes of Tensas and Concordia. of
which about 292,000 cubic yards was
in place on October 1st.
Of the work in this district 59,985
yards is at Stockridge levee. in the
parish of Tensas, and the remainder in
A detailed statement, showing
amount of each contract, locality,
amount in place, etc., is attached to
NEW LEVEES KEQUIRED.
The district will have to build a new
levee at l)uckport, in Madison parish,
before n xt high water,-which will con
tatin aboit 100.000 cubic yards. and
contract for same will be let at an
earli V date.
A loop may also be required near
upper end of Biggs levee, in Madison.
The cave at this point is being care.
fully watched and the loop will be
contracted for whenever it becomes
It is probable a new loop will also
be required at Young's point, in Madi
It is hoped that no new levee will be
required in Teases and Concordia par
ishes this year. except the new loop
now being built by the State at Green's
and a levee at Vidalia.
The Vidalia levee will require ap
proximately 75,000 cubic yards,
The most serious caves are at Illa
wara. in East Carroll parish; Cabin
Teele. in Madison parish, and at
Green's. in Conoordia parish, where
new levees are now being constructed.
The Faving at Duckport, Young's
point, and at upper end of Biggs levee
Madison parish, is assuming serious
proportions, and as mentioned above
new loops will be required in the near
In Tensas parish the threatened
points are at Claggett and Kempe.
There is reason to believe that it will
not be necessary to do any work at
Claggett, and that the revetmeut work
at Kempe will restrain the cave so that
a new levee will not be required there.
At Aruauidia, Moro. Glasscock and
Fairview there is no danger of the
levee being built at this time.
The cave at Vidalia progresses slow
ly, but has reached the base of the
levee, and the building of a new levee
Nothing has been done on the revet
iment work at Providence reach or at
Delta point since the last meeting of
the board, but it is expected that work
will be resumed at Providence at an
Fair progress is being made with the
revetment at D)oudurant chute and it
will be completed before high water.
During the mooth of August the
lower part of the revetment at Kempe
was damaged by the scorching of the
bed of the river along the edge of the
muattresses, are now being made to re
pair the damage. a
T''he safety of the levee does not now
appear to be involved, and Maj. Derby
expresses the belief that the repairs
will be completed before any further
damage is dlone.
There has been very little caving
above the revetinent, and below it
there is a margin of upwards of 600
feet between the bank and the levee.
WEED CUTTING, ETC.
The district has had all weeds, brush,
drift, etc., in Madison to Hard Times
in Teusas parish, at a cost of $22?0.20.
Below Hflard Times this class of work
was undertaken by Major Derby.
From Reid levee north to the Arkan
sas line, the clearing, etc.. was done
under the supervision of Captain E. C.
Tollinger, assistant United States engi
neer. the district paying onehalf the
cost. the amount charged to the dis.
trict being $736.20.
Work of this kind has been more
carefully attended to and thoroughly
done this year than ever before, it bav
ing previously been the custom to clear
off only those portions where the
growth was rank, while this year the
whole inhe received attentiotl:
Deeds have 'ecently been executed.
conveying to Howard Cole about 2600
acres of land in Tenses parish, and to
Howard Cole and the North Louisiana
Land Company about 8490 acres in the
parish of East Carroll.
Deeds to about 24 000 acres more
land in the parish of East Carroll will
he executed in a few (lays.
The addition of these lands and of
that previoasly sold,to the tax rolls will
materially increase the revenues of the
The purchasers contemplate utiliz.
ing the timber and clearing the lands
for the purpose rof agrlculture, and ex
pect to bring settlers from the northern
The revenues of the board from the
taxes of the year 1899 have practically
all been collected.
After paying all outstanding war
rantS there will remain of the revenues
of 1899 about $25,000, and aboutS8,000
from the sale of land, making about
$,33.000 to be applied to the payment
for levee work now being done before
anticipating the revenues of 1900.
It will be seen that this surplus of
cash on hand will about besufficent to
pay for all work now uandr contract,
leaving the reveultaa t 1900 clear for
the new work to be done.
J, T. YcOLx.. a;. Pre.j
Come to otr 13ig Yair, from vi t1 ~ IOtI, ard mnake
oar SnORIE YOU[f H ýlDQfit_i~t_,.
We age om showuing
FOR GENTL EMEN A
COMPLETE LINE OF
White and Colored Shirts,
E. & W. Collars and Cuffs,
Heavy and Light-weight Underwear,
Hosiery of the Best Make,
Umbrellas, of the best quality.
SEE OUR SKIOE STOCK, AND TME SHOE WE HAD
\MALDE SPECIALLY FOR OUR TRADE, AT $4.00.
LADIES DEPARTMENT IS MORE
Complete this Fall and Winter
than ever before.
Dress Flannels, Covet Cloth, Venetia?
Cloth, Grepors, New Percals, tle hatest in
Woolen Goods, Satins ard Silks.
Ladies' Ribbed Vests. Children's Ribbed Vests.
SEE JUST THE TAI1G
OUR Rainey Day Skirts, 'o , o''".
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OUR IMMENSE FALL AND WINTER
Stock of Dry Goods, Ladies' Dress
Goods, Notions, Gent's Furnishings,
is the largest and most complete of
any Store in Providence. We invite
you to call.
:°- See our complete line
Soft Ladies', Misses and
Our Shoe stock for
y Gentlemen and Boys is
All mail orders promptly filled.
*iSee our Show Window Display of Fine Neckwear.
J. S. MILLIKIN.
J. J,. POWERS, Pres, A, F, NIMTZ, Vice Pres. T, O, BRIERLY, Secty,
Vicksburg & Greenville Packet Co.,
1 ~ Steamers BELLE OF TIlE BENDS, ANNIE
LAURIE and RUTII
Steamer Belle of the Bends leaves Vicksburg every Monday and Thursday
at 3 p. m.; returning, leaves Greenville every Tuesday and Friday.
Steamer Annie Laurie leaves Vicksburg every Wednesday nod Saturday
at 3 p. m.; returning. leaves Greenville every Tuesday and Sunday eveuing.
First-class passenger and freight accommodations. Boats brilliantly light d
throughout with electricity. Lights in every stateroom. Cusine uusurpassed.
YANCEY BELL, Agent.
J. MI. KEN.N EDY,
Lake Providence, La.
WILL PRACTICE IN
ALL THE COURTS.
TOWN COUNCIL PROVIDENCE.
Lake Providence, La., Nov. 1,1900.
The Hon. Mayor and Board of
Councilmen met this evening in regular
Present-lion. G. M. Franklin, May
or; Councimen J. W. Pittman. W. S.
MaGuire, Max Levy, N. Fousse, C. F.
The Finance Committee made the
following report, which was read and
To the Hon. Mayor and Board of
Councilmen of the Town of Provi
We, your Finance Committee, would
respectfully report that we have ex
amined the report of the Treasurer
showing on hand at this date $128.02.
and tind same correct and recommend
We h:ave examined the report of the
marshal, dated this day, which shows
that he has collected for account
Fines .. ............$60
License $75.00; less com. $3.95 .... 71 23
Taxes 1900, 82.00, less com. lotts..... 1 90
Totl .......................... ~136 is
We have examined and approved
the following claims:
D F Peek; salary Oct..... .......$60 00
" feeding prisoners.......... 10 81
" Haling.s&b.. ........... 9 08
" quarantine ................ 6 75
Chas Swofford, police ... . 6 00
B N Ralph, police............ ... 600
H Schulz, inspecting flues......... 10 00
J 8 Mlillikin, mdse. & b............. 50
EL Galbreth. Iamp lighter for Oct... 15 50
V M Prdy, o oil ...... .... 1 n0
W C MaRae, making assessssent roll 20 00
Banner-Democrat, quarter printing
2 M0, Job work $1i. Waterwok
We recommend that the following
laims be warratted for :
DIF Peck... ....................... 0 0o0
Chas Swofford ............... ....... 6 00
B W Ralph ............ ............. 600
11 Schulz ............................ 10 00
J S Millikin ......................... 50
E L (lalbreth ......................... T1 50
V M Puray .......................... 15 30
Clifton F Davis.
J. W. Pittman,
W, S. Maguire.
There being no further business the
G M. FRANKLIN. Mayor.
W, H. FISHER, Secretary.
Budget of Expenses.
The following ordinance offered by
Mr. Hope was adopted :
Be it ordained by the Police Jury of
F~ast Carroll parish, That the follow
ing buidget of parish expeuses for the
calendar year 1901, be and the same is
hereby adopted :
Assessors fees, - $ 450 00
Sheriffs' fees - - - 500 00
Witness fees - - - 500 00
Jurors' fees - - 800 00
Justices of the Peace slaries 175 00
Constables' salaries - - 175 00
Police Jury expenses - 300 00
Public prin:ing - - - 250 00
Serving process beyond the
parish, lucaties to the Asy
lum and convicts to the pen
itentiarv, - - - 300 00
Clerk's salary. - - 180 00
Treasurer's salary - . 200 00
Attorney's sal:ary - . : 100 00
Paupers - 100 00
Sheriff for attending on court 3 0 00
Jail indebtednuess - 1100 00
Levees - 5- 600 00
Coroners' salary - - 7.5 00
Clerk of Court fees - - 200 00
Feeding prisoners - - 1000 00
Sor building new court house 5000 00
Total, - - - $12205 0€
ROB1. NICHOLSON. Presiden.
C. 8. WYLY, Clerk pro tern.
Lake Providence, La.. Oct. 23. 1900.
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YAZOO & MISSISSIPPI' VALLEY
SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE NOON
JANUARY 28th, 1900.
No. 23-Leave Memphis 9:00 a. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:00 p. m.
No. 5-Leave Memphis 7:35 p. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 2:10 a. m.
No. 5-Leave Vicksburg 2:20 a.m.
Arrive New Orleans 9:10 a. um.
No. 21-Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. m.
Arrives New Orleans 5:50 p. m,
No 24--Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. m.
Arrive Memphis 5:35 p. nm.
No. 6--Leave New Orleans 4:00 p. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 11:25 p. m.
No. 6-Leave Vicksburg 11:30 p. m"
Arrive Memphis 6:30 a. ni.
No. 22--Lave New Orleans8:40 a.m.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:05 p m.
VICKSBULPG AND GREENVILLE
Leave Vicksburg 4:20 p. m., arrive
at Grenville 8:20 p. m.
Leave Greenville 6 a. m.; arrive at
Vickshurg 10;00 a. m.
For further information apply to
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Lake Providence -. . l
Keeps on hand a large assortment of
Burial Caskeats, iw, Plain and Orna
mental Metallicasos and Wooden
Cotlins Made and":Trimmed to Ordee
favr I t v-.-1,
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ine via Lookout Mountain.
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New Orleans, La.
iV. STOMS, ASST. G. P. A.,
New Orleans, La.
Tulane University of
rOLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES.
'lassical, Literar y, Latin-Scientific and
COTLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY.
Mecha:nical. Electrical, Chemical,
Sugar, Civil and Architectural
I. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College
for Young Women, with Art and
'all Term of above opens October 1st.
iedical Department opens Oct 18th.
,aw Department opens Nov. 12th.
For catalogues. address
Secretary of University.
Anne ,din*g "a,,o, nd dmwt., a
4n ckIy aseertain our optxito e freIQter
nveetit is" to rObaby~.atb.. ComeamIss.
~g~;~ii ~t Cou~L~nz.C
A beautiful tribute to the memoir
of Major ii. J. tlearsey, editor of tSh
Daily States, from the New Orlets ;.
AE'I AN AND THE EDITOR.
afjor ii. .. Ilearsey in dead. Hia
uds. the comrnmuty and the SaSte
urn the loss of a gallant soldier, as
ut patriot and a chivalrons gen
tieman. No member of the foirith es.
tate was so widely or so favorably.
known ift a eomionwealth la the set
vice of wbichgl senat sM Ale' days of
his mauhood.l Edment 1I every ss.
46es,-iem.eatm tBtb- tprosel t sflW
whlCho, otae taken up, be never laid
down. ''ibe oppression and the
enormities of the old reoonstructton
days were well ealIplated,toronp )
that was bravest #u4 bet labthe braut
of this psJlldiatd his treisebat. pea
readily proved Ilte bitsetnatisioT U le
political enreies ihad the giloxgy andt
pride of that State .Delocracey e
which he was alwaye-bthbbisotteraid
shield. Vir lq at restntli,. f.eiIqoutso ~
blended with easy rais.Ri4 ).
attainments, quilTkv ored ld-hfs taa . X_
lation from pendluitsfla atle z'VteI
larger field in's riýisj~fiul"sk'
the metropolijp,.wr; , Fom athe, very
outset, his incousplMablework sqt the
seal of approval uposn the melde ofse.
cess he had so spleadtJi $r_ d itb
For more than a-quarter of ae ee
tory Major Hearty has been remog.
noled as the most forceful political
controversialist eonnected with "the
Southern press. High and deserved,
however, as was this honor, it tended
to narrow the estlluste placed upon
his literary repuitatio by obscurinlin
the polemical giant the winsome and
genial writer from whose dainty pen
flowed so many sweet and generous
No aontvibutor to our papers for a
generstlon past wasl petfeetilyequIp
ped as was our beloved confrere to j.
seUre the rlponsiplities andt ful4lil
W"i t siga:! -Ctt , slid e -litstty te
1igl andll dbb 'i at ctfibflrli't T pub.
lic journalisl. (rAlmly to none t6is
tile gift isrc s ofl .1 cbcitlnlung is
long and with such undiminished
splendor a great career.
The Item was freqloeerly;i diacord
with the views and poltfcjgniour dead
friend upon the political quesltions
which divided the nation. 'Yet
through long years of controversial
antagonism, and in spite of ;tthe fact
fact that Major Ilearsey was always
an aggressive and incissive Opponent,
our vdmiratlon for the brilliancy of
his talents but waxed with an tucrea
lung respect and admiration for the
sterling qualities of the masn. *
To the very end his great gifts obn
tlnued unimpaired, and never perhaps
were his strength, vigor, and adirit
ness nibre 'magnifecently exemplliled
than to the late State and muuniilpal "'*
campaigns. And. yet to ~those who
only know him iti his capacity as a
journalist it nould be difficult to form
any just estimate of the mall. lie who
was so stern and uncomprominling th
defepce of prlticipie, so bitter and dn
torgiving io'his attacks uion those
whom be deemed to be euemles:ftthe
people and of their rights. in every re
lation o'f pritate life overbifoedi with
the milk of human induedp. No tne
could be more sctupulobs sud unbend
ing nu what touched his own hoirt Or
yet more generutls and sydtilatheilC'in
dealilig with the idflrmittfea ad frial
ties of his feloir-mnan" 'ltrive as
Csair, lhe was as teodetl and seuitfoe
as a woman. ills charity 'zxceeded
his ineans, but never 'cold exhaust
the wedilt of his unselfishnevs tlltt
love. He' wore his fiiert 'iulpoi' bis
sleeve, and its most generous gtfts
were to be had for' the asking. Hie
cherished Southern institutioins, eon.
tinnued ever loyal to the traditions of
the old school and sank to 'his 'grave
preserving unshbaken his unqtleitlot.
ing loyalty to his iparty, his State and
hie people. And if any class q bhfs
comrades might be slngled out is the
recipient of hi. most steadfast devo-.
tion it was thai little army of Confed
erate veterbs Wibo to him ever reprp
senled the lost caise-the bUrled aspi.
ratiobs of hie youth and the neveri dy
ing eregret bf his ripei years.
With maniy dayse of usefulnss s'till
before him, he has been called to thie
other shore. Bowibg to the hincruta
ble decree of an all-wise' and alit-erdc
ful Providence, while commltting to
the grave the mortal remainst of obr
dear departed, we preserve ever green
in our hearts the memory bf his vir
tues and his worith. These catl never
die. With tlbhe tbmtsberies lessons of
usefuluess, courage and patriotlsm
which during more than a generation
he so wonderfully fnculcated they
raise over bhis earthly tfraie an endur
ing mouument. They will speals al
ways of a great man and pure' who
was never greedy of filthy lucre bti
held fast that which is good. Peace
to his anbhei and eternal rest to him
who lived and died believing tlia, a
good name wis rather to be ohehie
than great riches.
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