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IN THE YELLOW TOBACCO DISTRICT. $2.00 a Year ; 6 Mos. $1.00. i .1 -t U -1 ' ' ; ; t i ' - , ADVERTISING 'MEDIUM. fsaRaies on Application. TJI AD It- MANNING,! ICditorand f rop'r. Carolina, Carolina, Heaven's Blessings Attend Her." S I T I t OTi 1 1 ,TIO $V.4K n "V'er. VOL. VI. H END Eli SON, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1887. NO. 7. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. WAUD'S WOES, Maxey's, Ga., January, 1886. For twelve or lourtedti yeara I have been a gr-at sufferer from a terrribte Ivrin of blood poison which ran into the Hecondary,auU tiuallv it wan protiounced a tertiary form. My bead, lace and shoulders became almost a mass of cr rptioiu and liually the di-ae com menced eating 1 vay my kidi bnes. I became ho. t blv renulni ve tbat for three years 1 ao-olutely refused to let peopte 8ee me. I'used larjre q lantitie f most noted bl i d remedies au 1 ap plied to noarly 1 1 physicians near me, but my condition c ntinuel to yrow worse, and all said I mustsuie'v die. My 1 oi beciH ? the seat of exriicutin aches and pains ; my logins wer pa-H i iu misery ; I -am?, reduced in IbMi ana wireiitb ; my kidneys wre lerribiy de railed, aid Hie tecm a burden to me I Lanced to s. e au advertisement of li. B. li. and sent one dollar to '.V. C. llirchinore & ('o.. merchants - f ourplce at:d limy procured one botilnf r me. It Was ued to dcdod benefit, and when eiglit or ten bottles had bttmi ustd I was pronounced snnid and will. Hundred or cars can . ov be seen on rns looking iik a man who ha i b'i-n burned and then restored. My case was wed known iu this count , a. id tor the benetit of others who may le similarly atf cte !, I think it my duty to uiv 1 tie la-ts to tne public, atid to x?eirl my heartfelt thanks torso aluabl j a ri'inwly I have been well over tvlve months, and 110 return ol the di-spas- has occur-, d KOliL'IiT WARD. Maxky's, d , January, iHftf vv, the undersigned, know Mr. Robert Vrar', Kiid -ake pleasure in saying that the lac. -ab-tve staied hy him a true, and ih.u Jiis wa tih id' the vir-.t ea-- of Kl'iod 1'oisou we ever knew 111 our c runty an t that he lias been cured by the use of H. iJ. li. H -tnic ltio. d Haini A. T. Hkigii rwKLL-. Merchant. v . ('. Hihiiimokk iV Co.. Merchants. .1. H. liKKill WELL, M D. JnllN 1'. H AKT, Y. li. t AMl'ltKLIn All who desire full information about lh auie and cure of Blood Poison, hcrofula and Scr fiilm- Swellings, Ul cers, rores, Rheumatism, Kidney U0111 plaint", Catarrh, etc , can secure by mail free, a copy o our 3-J-pajrH 1 leu-t rat-d Hook tit Wonders tilled with the most womte.rfuf and startling proof ever be lore kuowu. Addres, BLOOD BALM CO.. AllantM, Ga. ANNOUNCEMENT! o The undersigned havinr purchased tho interest of M r. M. N. Parri-sh in I he con cern of Thomason A Parrish. desires to pay to his numerous friends and cus tomers rhat he will continue the mer cantile business at the same p'ace, un der the firm name and style of II. TIIOMASOX, AVhcre may be found at all times a full line of 'ieneral Merchandise, Dry Good, Notions. Shoes, Hate, Wood ai-d WjU low Ware, Glas Ware, ('roekny. Staple mid Fancy (5rocorio, Provisions, Ac, Ac, all of which will be sold at YERY LOAY PRICES ov Und-rstand us: We 1-eep a fresh and reliable stock and hell Roods lor profit, but wti are ciiteut wi'h selling a heap r them and making it out of ihn many and not the l-w, and can and will sell you as od bargains as any reliable house. We have hut oue price, and that always the loirrxt. We are headquarters for the farmers and keep even ihin they want at "hard time'' prices. In mr O PROVISION DEPRTMEXT Wh have I'OR.V, M K AT, MEAL. I,0''K, SUGAK, COFKEK. LAKD, NY HUP. MOHSKKS SALT, FISH. WHEAT BKAN, SH IP STUFFS. Ac, allot which we sell at prb to suit the condition of ih urohaser when tobacc-j is low and money is scarce. Special atntion is called to our FLOU K, a large ot of the best brands of which w alwaH keep n band. When you want a R0,d barrel of a No. 1. tine family Hour we en sed you a bargain. Verv Kespectfullv, H. T11DM A SON. Successor to Thoniasou t- Parrish. Those who Die Must le cared for as well as those who live, and the place to go fr burial cases of every description, is the jld and re liable Undertaking Establishment of JOHN' M. BAKNE. A full "line of f'ollins all styles and sizes and we positively will make it to the advantage of customers to examine our stock be fore buying elsewhere. Large lot me tabc case, imitation rosewood, tine walnut and c!o'h covered Collins always on hand front which to select. People do well to give me a call as I CAN AND WILL UNDERSELL THE TOWN. Fine Hearse and pair of Black Horses always at command at modrre priefs. Ready at all times to wait on customers, day or night. Having long beeu in the Undertaking busituss. I fe.d that I un derstand the wants and necessities of my custoinrs and I guaiantee satisfaction in very instance. We keep also in stock a fine line ot lurniture, mattresses, Ac, which we sell very reasonably. Also agent for tirst- and agreeable, build a pair of panta class marble works. 1 , , , , Thai. king my friends and customers lor their generous patronage in tlte past, and hoping to merit a continuance of the name in future, I am. Very Kespectfullv, JOHN M. BARNES, Henderson, N. C. OnlyS,lc Y ALU ABLE REL ESTATE FOR SALE. I will sell ona hundred valuablebuild ing lot in the town of Henderson, N. C. Persons wishing to purchase will do veil to callaud see me. I will make the tortus easv. jAS, II. LASSITER, Henderson. N. C AGRICULTURAL. Good and Bad Farming. Some Practical Thoughts for the Far mer to Consider. Franklintoa Weekly. There are a few plain facts that con stitute the a. b. c's of success in farm ing. These are indispensable and the man who is not perfectly cognizant of them will never succeed. The first is, that a man must actually work six good full days in each and every week, and fifty two weeks in a year to make much of a success in any business. This is absolutely necessary to make a living in most lines of business, but in fanning a man may live and work about half his time, but he will always be pressed for money to meet his bills. As a proof of this assertion, we ask you to select the most successful farmer you know, we don't mean the man who can talk most learnedly on the theory of agriculture, but the man who puts the greatest amount of clear cash in his pocket and see how he works. The second element is variety of crops. This is the newspaper man's old hackneyed stand by. Every news paper man almost at this season of the year, offers a lew suggestions gratis to the farmers along this line. With this apology for mentioning this feature we I will proceed a little more in detail on this point. We must raise plenty of feed for all kinds of stock. The va rious grasses should take the lead as they are cheast. Cat-tail millet seed, projerly cared for, are worth more than their weight in pure refin ed gold. Millo maize is a valuable crop; Indian corn planted thick for fodder is good. Oats, turnips and sweet potatoes are simply invaluable for stock feeding. Stock raising pays nice profits if the feeding is lileral and intelligent, but without variety of crops there is no feed, without feed there is no stock, without stock there is no manure, and without manure there is no success in farming. It will not do to dejend entirely on com mercial fertilizers. A farmer who keepc two horses, two cows, and raises half a dozen porkers a year ought, and can raise a thousand loads of good barn yard manure in a year. This will make ten aeres of land almost rich, and in a few years will put his farm in good condition. The man however who is afraid he will work too much, buys guano and uses that alone, and he and his land both get poorer and poorer year by year until he has to sell even his cotton seed to the oil mills to pay his mortgage at tne ena C . V - . .... 1 ' L 1 1- t 11 t 01 uie year. i uiuiueiii s uiuuyiu win convince any man that tins is 1 UlllUUX Why it will take within the neighbor hood of 40,000 to pay the last years guano bill for this township. Think of it. We would not be understood as saying that this is a clear loss, but we do unhesitatingly say that it does! "UUIU1'"C,U l,a;auuiiC tl ...;n UUl IilLUl LIV-Vl LVJ lilting 1ULU1 dirt, muck, woods mould, &c, to com post with cotton seed or stable manure. Often we have suggested that it would not pay to haul certain things. His stereotyped reply was, "mix plenty of cotton seed and stable manure with it and it will do good." So we would say use plenty of cotton seed and good barn yard manure, compost, &c, and then mix commercial fertilizers with and it will do good. This is part of what we mean by saying the success ful farmer must raise a variety of crops. The next item is to steer clear of the present system of tenant farming. It will certainly result in the ruin of teams, tools, land, land owner, and tenant, and quite frequently some of their neighbors. A very important thing is to keep out of debt. A gentleman in our of fice a day or two since said, he could buy corn for sixty cents a bushel for casn, and one aouar ami u n ctms yu lime. Could anything be more ruin- 1 .1 j.rr 1 .i- OUSi The successful farmer certainly never can travel that road. The need of the hour is will work; girls who can husk corn and feed cattle plow and ; and chop' wood; girls who can support husbands, play on the piano, cook, talk politics, spank babies, make a home pleasant loons, paint a landscape, darn stock ings, and the thousands and one other little things that go to make home a home m reality. The dear young men of the period who are spending their time and money in loafing around town, somking cigars and drinking "prohibition," must have just such wives as this tney will suffer for necessaries of life. Electric Light. Deferance to a woman is always an element in the character of a true gen- tleman. THE CREEDS OF THE BELLS. How sweet the chime of the Sabbath bells. Each one its creed in irniic tel In tones that float upon the air, As soft as song, as pure as prayer; And I will put in simple rhyme The language of the soldetf chime. My happy heart with rapture swells Kspoiisive to the bells, sweet bells. "In deeds of love excel ! excel !" Chimed out from ivied towers a bell; "This is the church not built on sands, Emblem of one not built with hands; Its forms aiid sacred rites revere. Come worship here ! come worship here Its rituals and faith excel 1" Chimed out the Episcopalian bell. "O hped the ancient landmarks well !" In solemn tones exclaimed a bell ! "No progress made by mortal man (,in change the just eternal plan; With God there can be nothing new; Ignore the false, embrace the true. While all is well ! is well ! is well !" Pealed out the good old Dutch church bell. "O swell ! ye purifying waters, swell !" In mellow tones rang out a bell, "Though faith alone in Christ can save, Man must be plunged beneath the wave, To show t lie world unfaltering faith In what the sacred Scriptures saith; O swell ! ye rising waters, swell!" Pealed out the clear-toned Baptist bell. "Not faith alone, but works as well, Must test the soul !" said a soft bell; "Come here and cast aside your load, And work your way along the road, With faith 'in Cod, and faith in man, And hope in Christ, where hope began, Do well ! do well ! do well ! do well !" Rang out the Unitarian bell. "Farewell! farewell! base world fare well!" In touching tones exclaimed a bell; "Life is a boon, to mortals given, To lit the soul for bliss in Heaven; Do not invoke the avenging rod. Come here and learn the way to God; Say to the world, farewell ! farewell !" Pealed forth the Presbyterian bell. "To all the. truth we tell ! we tell !" Shouted in ecstacies a bell; "Come :ill ye weary wanderers, see ! Our Lord has made Salvation free ! Repent, believe, have faith and then Be saved, and praise the Lord Amen ! Salvation's free, we tell ! we tell !" Shouted the Methodistic bell. Why Jacob Wept After Kissing Rachel. Maiue Labor Advocate. It still remains an unsettled question why Jacob wept after kissing Rachel. Some writers claim Rachel slapped his face, while others think he wept be cause he had not kissed . her before, and thus lost so much good kissing that he might have had; possibly Rachel bit him. although no mention is made of her being a biter or a kick er. She is reported as being beautiful. If this be true, arid she kept her face clean and her hair banged, we don't see what Jacob had to cry about weeping is sometimes caused by ex cessive joy, and maybe Jake had one of these spells come over him, hence this shedding of brine. Probably Rachel threatened to tell her mama, ! but Jacob had no need of being afraid I or that, for she would not have told it i nnv more than the trirl wrmld nmv Tf . ,d be h R h d ing onions, the mystery would be solv i 1 it once aiiI I ::ob would be justi fied in telling: if Jake wept because Rachel couldn't let him kiss her again, he snowed himself to be a regular boody, because Rachel's elder sister, who was equally as good looking, was ! rnndinnr on the nther udf nf fhp niimn , o r v hankering to be kissed, and Jacob should have wiped off his chin, and gone and done the square thing by his intended sister-in-law, instead o making a laughing stock of himself for 4,000 years to come. Some have said that Jacob was so anxious to sample Rachel's ruby lips and being of a ner vous temperament, that he pounced on her mouth so sudden and unex pectedly that she stuck her nose in his eye and thus started the water, which made Jacob lift up his mouth and say something naughty. We have given this quesiion much study, and inas much as Jacob left no sworn statement of the transaction, and. all writers thus far have been allowed to publish their own version of the affair without a cent's worth of proof to back up their statements, we propose to give our readers the most reasonable solution of this affair, which is this: Probably Jacob had never kissed a fair maiden before, and when their lips met in the first realization of crowding so much ddiciousness into one moment of life, , , 1 , ,oA i , hp . . j troubles of life; the world shot beneath his feet like the meteor through the eveninf skv: heaven was in and around hjm. jie saw g0j1jen streets and ,i,.. r n.i.v,- I 1 I 1 I I K lllflll LI1L avJwIJ L l1 111 til Ull.'VN IUI LI C first time; and when the spell was broken, Jake lifted up his voice and wept because he had returned to a cold and dreary earth again. Minister Jarvis and wife will sail from New York for Brazil about the I firetrot. Al)riL 'sh hii and lady I a )urney their foreign home, ' the 'Pt, a successful mission, ' and m due sate return to their In, Wilson. Barrett's "Clito," Miss : Eastlake blavs HcUe. She is r ot the first woman who has done so widi dis- 'tinguished success. Rambler, A VALENTINE. To the Girls of America. The Inimitable - Pat Donan Indites a Rich and Racy Epistle to the Purer and Better Half of Humanity. Fargo (Dakota) Argus. Maidens and spinsters' of every degree, Charming young widows delightful to see. Girls who want husbands to cherish "and love, Fly here w ith the speed of the carrier dove. The vineyards and gardens of sunniest France, The land where the beauties of Italy dance, The bowers of Blarney, the banks of the Dee, The shores of the Baltic or Caspian sea. Each nook and each corner of bounteous Earth Where loveliness dwells or where beauty has birth. Keep vour gold and your jewels, your ru bies and pearls. But send to Dakota your surplus of girls. There are husbands for all, the gay and the grave, : For the dark and the fair, the timid, the bra ve For all single girls who would win the re gard ui pnnceiv producer 01 " number one hard." Cupid is a queer little chap, and the older he grows the crankier he gets. He is a bigger fool-maker to-day than he was four thousand years ago, when he induced Colonel Samson, the great original lion-tail-twister and congressional-jawbone-swinger, to lay his wool and his glory in the lap of a half-negro Delilah. He is a more resistless moal- tangler and common -sense-smasher in this 109 year of Yankee Doodle than when he made the Psalmist David a Mormon and an assassin. He is a more egregious ninny-breeder now than he was when he led all Homer's heroes on that wild Grecian bender after the Sarah Bernhardt of ? the Tro jan era. rie is a more meltable ldiot- manufacturer this moment than when. twenty -centuries agone, he wheedled Mark Antony the ancester of Susan B., who spells it with an "h" into casting aside the sceptre of the world for a nappy-pated Egyptian mulattress. He is a more unconscionable heathen amid all our nineteenth century Haze of gospel light and' liberty than when he and his scanty-skirted mamma, Mrs. Yenus, led the pagan orgies of, Athe nian damsels beneath the shade of an cient olive groves. He is creation's marplot, dignity's dethroner, reason's upsetter and scoffer. Fang of hydrophobic cur never punched as many madcap fancies into its victim's body as the slightest graze of cne of his tiny molasses candy shafts. Aged senators, slightly strick en, oil their rusty joints and caper around infantile treasury clerkesses, like hand organ monkeys with ring worms on their Darwinian continua tions. Old women, toothless and shriveled, touched by the pestiferous little archer who lurks in rosebuds and cabbage heads, plaster their graveyard countenances with enamels and paints enough to gorg?.: n camp of Kickapoo squaws, swing gawds and gewgaws to every available protuberance, pile on sweet sixteen toggery, and smirk and giggle in a style that would drive a whole bedlam of ordinary lunatics to suicide. Seventy-year-old Christian cys go spooneying after sixteen-yearl-ing girl clerks; antiquated Major Gen eral Harneys, after escaping cannon, muskerty, bombs and scalping knives for a century or more, tumble before the smiles and wiles of buxom petti coated private secretaries; queenly Widow Hickses flirt with octegenarian O'Conors, and elo)e with antediluvian Tom Lords; and she Methuselahs, like Eurdct.e-Coutts, surrender $500,000 a year for the pleasure of calling a lack adaisical lily-boy Bartlett " hubby." The bigger the folly the surer the stroke. No man was ever truly in love who did not make a joyous ass of him self, and the huger the ears the purer the flame. No woman ever loved who was not prepared to discount a whole as-silly-um of man-iacs at a moment's notice. No freak is too wild, no va gary too monstrous. Eagles mate with moles, and swans with hedgehogs. Tom Thumbs pine for she Goliaths; sons of Anak wed human humming birds; mighty-brained heroes and statesmen rave over insane little but terflies, punny wax dolls, and taffy faced pigmies; kings bow down to bal let dancers, and queens take refuge in the arms of cooks and coachmen, and, in all lands and climes, in every con dition and state, the Cupid-wounded gosling and goslingeses have a hard road to travel to a paradise of squash an imaginary elysiuni, whose roses are too often rue. All masculinity is doomed, sooner or later, to be smit ten, punctured, harpooned; and, shel tered beneath the mantle or wings whichever he wears of swift-coming Saint Valentine, I wish to tell all wo mankind that nowhere else on earth is j that smiting, puncturing and harpoon- j ing so easily done; nowhere else be- neath the sapphirean dome of heaven does Cupid, the lilliputian gizzard piercer, come so near having, like death, all seasons for his own; nowhere else in all the grand rounds of the sun and moon and peeping stars are the victims so plentiful and so readily catchable, crazable and smashable, as in the vast imperial regions of the New Northwest, the womanless wonderland of the world. Girls of America, look at Dakota, with four and a half men and, boys to everyVoman and girl. Thousands of young and enterprising men, bonanza farmers and miners, raisers of gold and golden grain, bankers, merchants, town-site proprietors and boomers, mining engineers and experts, lawyers, doctors, ranchmen, army officers and millionaire editors, coming congress men, governors, senators and con stables of the proud, soon-to-be North western giantess of the Union sister hood, all dying to be struck with jeweled shafts, rendering even the misery of it delicious. Thousands on thousands of young men of noble heart and brain and brawn, too brave and tender and true to be wasted, all sighing and longing to be heart-spitted gigged like sentimental flounders and not one marriageable girl to every half-hundred of them! Nearly every town in this greatest and grandest of the territories is in the same deplorable fix, counting its girls over every night as carefully as old. time ladies do their chickens or spoons, and never able, by any arithmetic, to scare up more than one to every fifty fellows. The whole great American Northwest . groans under the woes of a similar destitution. Think of a single missionary in Mani toba, two or three years ago, with eight hundred bachelors under his charge, and not one weddable girl or gushing widow! Girls of the woman -crowded, old-maid-accumulating older states, here is the field for you; here you are need ed; here you are at a premium; here you are sure of a dozen husbands apiece, if you want them. Here is an empire stretching two thousand miles the north and west, up the Saskatche wan and across the mighty Rockies to the golden slopes of the Pacific an empire vaster and grander, more fertile and beautiful and glorious than ever Rome's gilded eagles glittered over in her palmiest days of power and pomp and pride that waits the coming of its mistresses, its princesses and queens. It is ready to fling all its glories and its fellows at your feet. Without you it is dooaied to te a vast, sky-roofed, horizon-walled prison house of hapless, hopeless satyrs, a masculine wilderness, a womanless realm. Come West, young women, come Northwest; and stand not upon the or der of your coming, but come at once. Every one of you is guaranteed to strike a masculine bonanza in ninety days' time. And, as it is but a fort night till St. Valentine's and Cupid's day, this screed may, perhaps, pass for Dakota's valentine to American femi ninity; to the girls, the women ot the noblest land beneath the sun, who have, indiviudally and collectively, no more ardent admirer, no more devout worshiper, than P. Donan. Devils Lake, Dak., Feb. 1. Be Candid Be Sincere. Charlotte Chronicle. It always pays to be honest with one's self. It always pays to be true to one's convictions in political mat ters. A man cannot afford to be un true to his own convictions. A man cannot afford to be a hypocrite to himselt. It unmans him. lo act a hypocrite's part is beneath the dignity of a true man. We all dissemble more or less in the every day relations and affairs of life dissemble in many little things and ways, which dissem bling becomes a part of our nature, and is harmless, perhaps. But to sti fle your convictions and to give seem ing assent to humbug and fraud, be cause they are popular, and for fear of persecution and pecuniary loss if you speak your mind and oppose them, is cowardice; and no man wants to ai sume the character of a coward. Candor is one of the noblest traits of character. We may be in eiror. All of us must often err many times ignorantly. But it is the part of true mar hood to be candid with ourselves and our fellows; to confess our errors when we discover them; our faults when we know them. Sincerity is the richest dowery that nature bestows upon man. A sincere, conscientious man need never hide or deny his con victions; he hardly ever does. A woman's presence and influence make the dullest surroundings twinkle with brightest gleams of cheer and comfort, and leave in the bosoms tl all a ripple of delight as pure and as bright as flashes from those sparkling gems laid out upon the bosom of the j sky to pave the pathway of passui night. YYiJson Mirror. 1 THE FAllMEliS Looking to-Their Interest. Honest Tillers cf the Soil in Convention. Biblical Recorder. J: Among the important and signifi cant events of the past few weeks, the two conventions of farmers held in this city are specially worthy of notice. Both of these meetings were largely attended much more so tlwn even the most interested of our people ex pected and strange as it may seem, the views expressed and embodied in the resolutions adopted by the two bodies were the same, or so nearly so as not to attract special notice. For many years the farmers of this State have quietly left all public mat ters in the hand of a lew men who held positions of honor or profit, and who planned campaigns and made laws. But either because this is the day of organizations, or because of the fact that the interests of the farmers were neglected, they have determined to at least make an honest effort to unite their forces and better their con dition by so shaping the legislation of the Sta'te as to render it friendly to their interests.- They have now or ganized The Farmer's Convention of North Carolina, with a constitution, an organ and officers, arid will hold annual sessions." What all this will ultimately lead to no man at this early stage can predict. That it will lead to good results we confidently believe. The farmers are the best and mo-t moral class of our people. Their aims and designs, however mistaken they may sometimes be, are all honorable and for the best interests ot the State. They are patriotic, honest and true citizens, and as such we bid them God speed in all they undertake for the improvement ol their condition. For many years, the farmers of the State have failed to see benefits of the Department of Agriculture commensu rate with its cost. And it is safe to say that the average farmer in the 1 State has never derived any benefit from the Department. This has led to great and wide-spread opposition to the Department. So much so that the Department will of necessity have to be re-organized and brought closer to the farmers of the State. Then, too, they have never been exactly satisfied with the disposition made to the Land Scrip given by the general Government for the establishment of Agricultural Colleges. This fund they ask to be appropriated to the establishment of an Agricultural and Ssientific College. There is possibly not a farmer in North Carolina who wishes to see a horde of foreigners set tled in the State. They cordially welcome people from the other States, and would be glad to have as neigh bors men and women from New York, Pennsylvania, &c, but the Irishman from Ireland, or the Crofter from Scotland, or the brigand from Italy, they do not want, and are unwilling to spend thousands of dollars a year in ; importing these people to our shores. The farmers who attended these meetings were, in the main, tillers ot the soil men of large experience and larger common sense. It was a re markable assemblage of remarkable men; unschopled and unaccustomed to public speaking many of them were, and yet some of these men made speeches of equal force and sense to any" recently delivered in our National Legislature. What the legislature will do with their requests we are unable to say. k is reasonable to suppose that some of them, at least, will be adopted. The farmers are not in the most amia ble of moods, and have just cause for their decided action. Mr. Leazcr, of Iredell, in many respects the wisest man in the present General Assembly, in speaking against the giving of the convicts in the Penistentiary free of charge to the private Railroad Syn dicates, incidentally drew the follow ing true picture of their condition. He said : "Gentlemen of the House, what is the condition of your people? You come from the rugged Apiala chian hills of the West, from the sound ing shore of the Atbtic, from the bor ders of the Old Dominion on the circle of the goiden belt, from the Tich ter ritory of the South sometimes reveling in the wealth of the fleecy staple, or you hail from the sombre pines of the great Eastern plateau, or, loveliest, best land of all, you represent the sturdy yeomanry of the plucky Pied mont: What say you is the condition 1 of your people? - "I saw this country when the clouds of war lifted in '65. I saw the waste and wreck of devastating armies, our country desolate, our people prostrate nomonev. no domestic animals, the -ntiest MiiiTjlv Of foxl fir ". man -and gamiest buppi 01 I.JOU ui man .um t i Dtasr. 1 saw our liwi-Mm:, uuiuc - D 1 , ,1 -.t, 1 ' scarred soldiers, with a courage greater 1 t r . - 1 than craced their clorious achieve- w ments upon the field of n-ar, Intake themselves to the field of the farmer and in twelvemonths I saw everybody on llie.way to prosperity.. And what is the condition, now? I say, with delilieratiou, and after careful obser vation of the whole field, that the material condition and prosjiects of our j eople are worse to-day than they have been since '65.' Probably, we have anore bf the comforts oflife about us; but a man could produce ten .dol lars then where he can produce one dollar now. . "We came here, gentlemen, i dare sayv having -promised, - or - encouraged the people . to expect, a reduction of the general faxes. And here is' the oppor tu n it y , a nd ( heFe j f ? Incomes ou r imperative diity, tusaveariexpenditure of 75,000 per. annum, "I appeal to gentlemen, who have qualified to the seats they occupy by swearing fealty to the constitution, to stand by the book. 1 appeal to you by the promises and pledges you have made the jeople. I appeal to you by tle grinding poverty that is threat ening the peace of society, and, is sending up cries, for relief from every section of the State and of the land, "to stand up here and now for theircause; and for once and all, let the issue be decided, and the "policy settled that the State of North Carolina shall make no more appropriations to 'private enterprises." DOWN IN THE DEPTHS. Written for the Gold Leak.J Down iu the depth of iny heart of hearts, Where the waves of emotion are swelling, The moon that leads 011 their surge mid their tides . ,1 Is a vision of thee there indwelling. , And I follow that moon as. tho waves, of the sea . . Follow that to their bourgeoning givon; The surges and billows are mem'ries of thee , .. .- . r And thy face is the moon of my heaven. Minnie U. Ballard. PROFESSIONAL CAKDS X 3I" PITAN ATTORNEY AT LAW, HENDEKSON, N.U. Prompt attention to all professional business. Practices iu the state and Federal cour ts. Refers by j ei mission lo Commercial National Danir and L. I). LatU A Rro., Charlotte, N. C ; Alfred Williamu dfcCo., Kaieigh, N. 0.; L. Y. Cooper and Jaa. ti. Laasiter, llendeiiton, N. C. Office: Over Jas. II. Lahslter A Son'a store dov & 1 c A. J. HARRIS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, HENDERSON, N. C. Practices in the courts of Vance, Gran ville, Warren and Franklin couulioH, and in the aupre no and Federal curm of iht Siate. Olflce: Iu Cooper Building, over J. L. II. MshbiMier'a. JJENHY T. J0KDAA-, ATTORNEY AT LAW. SOTAIIY PUBLIC AND PUBLIC AdniiuiHtratorlor Vance Co f radices in the courts of Vance Warren, FrauHin, Uranville aud L ergon counties, and iu tho Supreme iud Federal courts. Office. In JBurwelPs Brick Luiidlng. The Bank of Hndcrson HENDERSON, VANCE COUM'Y, N. C. (General IfauUiu?. Exchanjo Bad Collection Uulne. - . Fibmt Mortgage Loans NeKotiated on good farina tor a trm of year, iu suuia of $"C0 aud upward, at 8 per cent i 11 teres t and moderate charge. Apply to W)l, U.S. BUrtUWY, At the Bank of lifcuderwon. yy m. h. s. burg"vyn, ATTOftNKY AT LAW, IIKXI'EKSOX, N. C. Persons deiriu to c inult tne profes sionally, will find inedai y at my cilice in Tne Bank of lleaderaon Build;Dg. c. EDWARD., Oxford. N. C. A. K. WOllTHAM, Henderson, N. C EDWARDS & WORTHAM. ATTOUNUYS AT LAW, HEXDERSO.V, ....... V. C. Offer their services to the people of Vance county. Col. Kd wards will at tend a.l the Courts of Vance 00 out, and will come to Henderson at any and all tiioea wbenbiaaaauiancetHa b needed t y bin partner. mar. 19, a. W. II. DAY. A.C. ZOLLICOI FEK DAY & ZOLLIGOFFEltr ATTOUNKY AT LA W, HENDERSON, N. C. . Practice i n tbtf court of Vatic. Gran die, Warren, Halifax, aud Northamp bn and 'in Supreme and Federal courts of the State, ;'.;-'- Office Iu the new Harris Law Build lag next to the Court House: '-" rfnTT, ,I'e nt IlOTr S Villi uiony t work t M l Sllltli,'t'!Metn lfiU 1UU neekxl; ) 6u r live at home, and tnak tnore or ui, vuan ai mj worl. I. Capital it'll re kUrted free. IJoth . Lanr tatrnUnrs sure frm rwt trt. 1 tiy fl . ftec. iUtr Dtft Jr. Com nexei all ac. Aur one can art mo wr. 1 - ... . . 1 a i you n-ininn us-ui o ur ' oai: Ifyoa are ls you will d ao at otico lu llkMX & .. p.nund, Maiuc.