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JUDICIOUS ADVERTISING CREATES many a new buiiaest; ENLARGES many an old business; PRFCSVKS many large business; REVIVES many a dull business; RESCUES many a lost business; SATts many a failing business; SECURES success in any bViness. ad vertUa TcTeuiTy' useTthe columns . atNDEESON GOLD LEAF. It is the aawspsper published in Vance county, in fef ih lira and growing towns of North Car and circulates extensively among an in telligent and prosperous people whose trade is well worth seeking and having. RATES OF ADVERTISING. 1 Inch 2 la. 3 In. c. Vi c. 1 col. $ 100 150 2 00 4 50 8 00 12 00 150 250 300 600 1100 1500 200 300 400 800 1300 180O 2 50 3 50 5 00 900 1500 20 OO 300 450 000 1000 1800 2400 8 50 5 25 700 11002000 28 OO ! 4 75 0 50 8 50 15 00 25 00 35 00 0 00 9 00 1 2 OO 20 00 40 OO 70 00 i 8 OO 1 2 00 1 5 00 20 00 55 00 85 00 10001160011800 3500 0500 10000 'Transient advertisements to be published na month and under, must be paid for in advance. All advertising for a shorter time than three months Is considered transient advertising. Accounts rendered quarterly for all advertisements published for a longer period of time. Local advertisements, to appear among -uriinir matter under heading of Business Notices. Will be charged 10 cents per line for j first insertion, and h cents per line lor eacn Insertion thereafter. Legal advertisements, such as administra tors' and executors' notices, commissioners' and trustees' sales, summons to non resi dents. Ac, will be charged for at legal rates, except when they exceed a certain limit .f space, in wnicn case we reserve me rigm m x our own price. All such business TT1UKL a. h Ilk 14 faT A 117 A MIV Tkn Al.nvirA I Is very small and we cannot affrd to take risks or wait the pleasure of persons to pay, Obltuarv notices, resolutions of respt-ct eiC , Will cuarseu uir 11 iiic mic vii one ill i i . i . . v . . . . . i . r . , . en t a word ; and the cash must accompany j the manuscript. In cases where friends and : patrons of the paper are concerned, no j caarge win be made for the first ten li nes- about 75 words that In length. -or articles not exceeding TOWN AND COUNTRY. wOCAL LACONICS PICKED UP HERE AND THERE BY OUR EAGLE-EYED REPORTERS. Andress' circus will exhibit Wednesday, Xovemlier 13th. in Oxford Editors want but little here below, and they get it. Promises amount to but ; little. t Mr. Reiley, the excellent butcher, has hud some extra fine beef on the market this week. The Postal Telegraph Company will noon have a line constructed between Ox ford and Henderson. It is with regret that we have to an nounce no improvement in the condition of Mr. 1). Y. Cooper's little son Alex. The Baptist State Convention will meet here next Wednesday. Henderson will greet the visitors with a royal wel come. Henderson has been full of people this week, drawn here from our neighboring . towns and the surrounding country by i tli lViirann ineetinp-K " the 1 earson met tings. i Advertising is expensive: so is working a irold mine. 1 he mine and the thing ad " r . ... -. vertised must be good or the outcome will not cover the outlay. A postoffice has ben established at Hester on the Durham & Henderson Rail road. This will be a great convenience to persons living in that section. Mr. Jnlian E. Ingle, rector, requests us to say that there will be regular services at the Church of Holy Innocents next Sunday at the usual hours. Mr. Geo. M. Manning, who for the past two years has been doing service on that splendid paper, the Wilmington Meien ger, is here on a visit to friends and rela tives this week. Miss Annie McDuffie, sister of Rev. M. Y. McDuffie, wad nuirried in Fayetteville Tuesday evening of last week to Mr. B. F. Beasley. The young lady is well known in Henderson and has many friends here. As the Salisbury Herald says, then is nothing that givi-s the editor of a coun try weekly more pleasure than the writ ing of receipts for his patrons, and we can stand a good deal of that work with out getting tinnl. Jewell, the Artist, has hod a perfect rush of customers lately, and been send ing out some really meritorious work. None better ever executed in Henderson. Call at his Ktudio over Dorsey's drug store and see for yourself. There is an announcement of inter est to some good tobacco fanner who is looking for an opening for another vwir. Dr. H. F. Freeman, of Taylor, Wilson county, has two tine farms to let or hire. Correspond with him. The Baptist State Convention will meet in Henderson next Wednesday l.'Hh. The exercises will be held in Burwell Hall, to which the public" are cordially invited. The annual sermon will le preached Sun day by Rev. J. S. Dill, of Goldsboro. We had the pleasure of a call Monday morning from Mr. Albert Fairbrother, editor of the Lincoln, Nebraska, Daily Call, whose marriage to Miss Mamie L. Hatchett Tuesday is recorded in another column. We were impressed with him as being nn intelligent, agreeable and en tertaining gentleman. We congratulate our Fairbrother upon haying won such q fnjr sister. We have always been proud of Hender son and Henderson people. We dote on them now. There are none better or more liberal any wnere, anu au mat is nededto bring this fact out prominently is a suitable opportunity. This they kave just had and they did nobly. We are sure everybody feels benefitted by every co-operative effort and every cent contributed. Now don't you? Mr. Rufus T. Crews, a young gentleman well known in Henderson, died at his home in the country last Saturday morn lug, after a brief illness. He was a part ner of the late firm of Stallings & Crews; and it is somewhat singular that both gentlemen should have died in such a short time of each other. Mr. Crews was a graduate of Trinity College, of the class of 1880, wa an intelligent, upright gen tleman and had many friends throughout this section. He was about 35 years old. Mr. Archibald Cree has bought out Mr. J. M. Reams and will- hereafter conduct the Farmers'. Restaurant, next door to a 1 1 11 11 1 " W. W. Rf-uvis'. His wife will be in charge of 4,he cooking department and everv- . thintr about the establishment will be Boxurjulouslv clean. The tables will at all times be provided with the best the mar ket affords, and meals will be served in the most tempting and apietizing way. The farmers especially are invited to call at the Farmers' .Restaurant when they want a good square meal or a nice stew of oysters. Great bargains in all kinds of goods, at your price, not ours, at our store. Oh, come to our cheap store. nov. 7. II. Finch Co. Jeaks stopped in your roof by use of "Mineral Paint." Sold only by nov. 72 I S-& 0. Watkin-s. TIIK OXFORDTOBACCO MARKET. Davl & Gregory and the New Johnson ItT 1 V Monday. Tuesdav' Wednesday Thnndiv and Friday of last week we sold 80,793 pounds or tobacco, all grades and every thing, from the meaest trash at fifty cents per hundred to the finest wrappers at two dollars per pound for ?16,777.87, making an average of $22.04 per hundred. Many aver aged over forty and some over fifty dollars Is there a warehouse in all this broad land that can beat it for the same time? Try the Oxford market and the New Johnson Warehouse if you wish best prices. Your friends nov. 7. Davis & Gregory. Keep Warm. If you want to buy a bargain in flannel underwear go to S. & U. Watkins'. They have just opened a large line superior to anything on the market bought direct from the manufacturers and will be sold cheap. oct24 A Good Circus Coming. The Andress New Colossal Shows, Circus, Museum and Menagerie, is billed to appear in Henderson Friday, "V" 1 1 mi m oveiiiuer id. xnis same snow ex hibited in Charlotte last Monday and the Ecening News commenting on the performance has the following to sav Andress' circus is a very good one, aud has more of a moral tone about it than i.1 1 i m . v . me general run oi sucn an airs, it has a small but select menagerie, one well worth ! seeing, by the way, and its chief merit is in tha iiviilmtitk f i u fHnin1 m 1 .uus ! snow, i ne horseback rioing and trapeze j performances are up to the average. It i : ix x i f . i ih aitogetner a very gooa circus ior tne "'"""v i-uaib"i. -- Meat, meal, lard, sugar, eoffee, flour, svruD soda, starch, black DeDDer. eincer. ,.,.,1 spice, cheese, cakes, crackers, candies. I viico(a;i iikiii any uuu) . vi'7c, vit viva t yuu, come t II. Finch & Co. Accidentally Shot Himself. " Week before last Mr. J. II. Good rich went to Greenville county, Va. i on a visit, anticipating a pleasant time j gunning while over there. Tuesday of j last week he accidentally shot himself, I and the remarkable thing about it is I that he was not instantlv killed. While standing on the steps holding his gun hl upright position it slipped, and i. n,;n uiu iitiiiiiiici six living ti,aiiisi suiuuium caused it to explode. The load passed through the left hand near the lingers tearing one completely away and lac erating another badly. One or two fingers on the right hand were hurt also but not so seriously. Some of the shot struck his chin, mouth and nose, mak ing an ugly wound. Had Mr. Goodrich J not thrown his head back at the time the entire load would have struck him in the face and head. His escape from ' a fearful and instantanious death is miraculous. He came home Monday ' and has been suffering much from his wounds. . All our goods are sent to us to be sold at Qnce ftfld gQ aH we wanfc u ftU offer &nd tne goods are yours. Just try us and then you : l i l . will know. II. Finch & Co. nov. 7. A first-class line of children's footwear. Watkins can fit every child in 10 miles of Henderson in something durable and cheap Call and see them. oct 24. The Weldon Fair. We attended the Weldon fair Thurs day of last week. Gov. Fowle was present and made a speech. Miss Helen was with him. The fair was a success. The exhibits in some depart ments were very creditable and in all fairly good. The attendance Thursday was estimated at from five to six thous and. The racing was an enjoyable ! feature. Mr. F. II. Taylor's Link was the winning trotter, with Mr. W . W Reavis' Tilden second best. . Both horses are owned by Vance county men. There was no entry against Mr. Reavis' fine trotter Henrv Ward Beech- er,but for the gratification of his friends lie had him brought out in the after noon and gave an exhibition race against time. There was but one thing to detract from the entire success of the fair and its full enjoyment to the large number of people present, and that was the gamblers who were al lowed to plv their nefarious and dis reputable business inside the enclosure In another place we have something to say on this subject. The officers of the fair were as cour teous and clever and attentive to their duties as could be. Maj. T. L. Emry, the energetic and indefatigable Presi dent, was the ruling spirit in everything, while our polished, courtly and accom plished brother of the Roanoke News, Maj. W. W. Hall, the industrious and capable Secretary of the Association, was everywhere his services were needed and then had time to look after the comfort and pleasure of his friends and pay his respects to the ladies on the ground. Two better officials could not be found. They are pre-eminently the right men in the right place, and to their splendid management the success of the Weldon fair is to be attributed. Furniture, mattresses, spring beds. Par lor suits are beautiful. See them at oct 24. Watkins. When vou are ready to fit the boys and children for the winter from head to foot crive Watkins a trial. Beautiful suits cot- ten up in the latest designs.perfect fit with hats and shoes to match. Cheaper than you ever saw them, something hard to beat, oct 24. Office Joseph A. Nulton, A. Nl'LTOn, ) uit Court, k Co., Va. S Clerk Circuit Frederick Winchester, Va., Jan. 19, 1885. To whom it may concern: Having been acquainted with Hector Bell, the bearer hereof, from his Infancy. I take great pleasure in commending him to the acquaintance of all to whom this may be presented. In manner and clmr acter he has made himself acceptable to our community and as an artist in hair wovks he is an expert. I vouch for his having lived a life that has made him friends wherever he goes, and no one need be afraid to trust him their work. lie is reliable and responsible and deserving of encouragement. Kespectriuiy, Joseph A. Ndlton A fnm1ifinn of weakness of bodv and mind which results from many disorders of the system finds its best and surest renei in Brown's Iron Bitters. As it enriches and strengthens the blood so the stomach, liver and kidneys receive power to perform their duties, and the depressing influences from a diseased and disturbed condition of these organs are removed. Calico 3 cents per yard at nov. 7. U. Finch & Co.'s. Carpets, rugs, blankets, never so cheap oeiore.ai watkins. oct 24. W. R. Henry, Esq. It is a pleasure to us always to note the success and advancement of any en terprise or individual in our midst. And as a Vance county man. now a citizen of Henderson, we are gratified to see the well merited words of praise being spoken of Mr. W. R. Henry for the excellent and able manner in which he presented the case as counsel for Cross and White before the United States Su preme Court recently. As our readers know,the Gold Leaf has no sympathy for these men, and while we believe Mr. Henry has done more to keep them out of the penitentiary than any one else, we can but admire the really able manner in which he managed their case for them. It is creditable to him to say that he has raised a point of law that it requires the Supreme Court of the Luited States to settle a point tkat has become national in inteest and whether he is sustained Irjt it by this higher tribunal or not, hd came very near getting the case postponed and thereby securing for his clients a still longer arrest of judgement as pro nounced by the lower court. The Washington Post speaks in very complimentary terms of Mr. Henry and pays a high tribute to the manner in which he handled his case, saying it was a strong, powerful and elaborate argument and the Court was evidently much impressed by it. The Washing ton" correspondent of the Asheville Citizen says this : The ability with which Mr. Henry has handled this case has been the subject of universal comment here. His manner of speaking is graceful and impressive, and his intricate knowledge of the law made an evident impression on the learned Bench. He is a man of talent, and has made a national reputation by his masterful con duct of the case. On the fourth page of the Gold Lbaf we publish some further particulars about the case as taken from the Associated Press dispatches. The New Postmaster Takes Charge. Thos. W. Hicks, whose appointment as postmaster at Henderson was an nounced a few weeks ago, took charge of the office and entered upon his duties last Friday. As stated by us at the time this appointment is not at all sat isfactory to our people but with becom ing grace they accept the inevitable and must abide the consequences. The Gold Leaf will treat Mr. Hicks with justice and fairness and if he proves himself a capable and worthy official we shall give them credit for it, and if he does not we shall not hesitate to say so. He will retain Badger Burroughs as chief mailing clerk. Mr. R. B Hen derson is assisting the new postmaster j for the present and instructing him in the general business conduct of the of fice. Mr. Hicks says it is his intention to discharge the duties of the office in a clean and business like manner, to the best interests of the patrons of the of fice and to their entire satisfaction as far as it is possible to do so. And now a word as to the retiring postmaster : Mr. Henderson has made a good official and steps down and out of the Henderson post office with a clean balance sheet. His official record proves his fitness for the place and no higher compliment can be paid to him than to say that there is regret on the part of Democrats and Republicans alike that we are going to lose so good a postmaster. Mr. Henderson has dis charged his duties faithfully and under his administration of the affairs of the office its patronage has been largely in creased. He regarded "public office a public trust," and acted upon that principle in the conduct of the Hender son post-office. Ever attentive to his duties, ready and obliging always, he was a veritable servant of the people, and goes out of office with the high es teem and warm personal friendship of the large constituency he has so well and faithfnlly served. The only cause assigned for his removal is that he is a Democrat. Marriage Tuesday. Henderson had not enjoyed the spec tacle of a marriaee in some time until last Tuesday, and so when it was an nounced that the rites of matrimony were to be solemnized between Miss Mamie L. Hatchett and Mr. Albert Fairbrother, of Lincoln, Nebraska, at the Church of Holy Innocents, many people were attracted there to witness the ceremony. At 12:60 the bridal party arrived in carriages from the home of the expectant bride in another part of town. The prospective groom accompanied by Mr. A. R. Anglea his best man, preceded by Rev. Julian 0,. Ingle, the rector, entered church from the vestry room and took up their positions in front of the altar. The following named waiters then came in : Mr. Roger Pat terson and Miss Lucy Manning, Capt C. J. Voorhees and Miss Daisy Ste phens, Dr. J. E. Wyche, of Oxford and Miss Tucker Massenburg, Mr. A Hatchett and Miss Edna O'Xeil, Mr W. T. Estes and Miss Mary Davis, Mr Julian Ingle, Jr., and Miss Lila Tucker They stood on the raised platiorm on either side and in front of the minister and when they had taken their places fourteen pretty little girls ranging in age from five to eight years, all dressed in white and each bearing a basket of beautiful flowers, walked down the aisle and stood seven on a side next to the waiters. Then came the bride elect escorted by Miss Lula Henderson first bridesmaid. hen they reached the altar the groom advanced a few steps and taking his blushing bride by the hand they took their position in front of the rector who after the man nor of the beautiful and solemn mar riage ceremony of the Episcopal church pronounced them husband and wife at twenty-five minutes to 1 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Fairbrother lett imme diately on the Northern bound train for their future home in the distant orth west. Mr. Fairbrother is managin editor and part owner of the Daily Call, of Lincoln, Nebraska. Our readers know the bride. As editor of the Southern Woman and later the Orphans'1 Friend, she made her influence felt in North Carolina journalism and estab lished her reputation as a graceful and facile writer. No wishes for the future happiness of the wedded pair are more sincere than ours. The prettiest hat you ever saw for 25 cents. Come on. H.Fixch& Co. THE FEABSOH MEETfflS CLOSED. THE GREAT EVANGELIST FINISH ES HIS WORK IX HEXDEKSOX. A Glorious Revival of Religion Over 300 Persons Profess Faith in Christ and Accept Hiin as their Saviour Scores of Backsliders Reclaimed and Thousands of Christians Baptized Afresh with the Holy Ghost. The blessing of God has been poured out upon Henderson as never before. A grand work has been accomplished in our midst. Men who have hereto fore given little or no thought to the great question of their soul's salvation have been made to think and act. Many who seemed almost unapproach able not so much because of their de praved sinful natures perhaps, as their moral self-righteousness have been reached by the preached Word and have put their faith and trust in a higher power. We have never witnessed any thing like it before. Plain, simple and unassuming in person,Evangelist Pear son has impressed himself as no man ever did who has been amongst us be fore, and he has left the imprint of his work stamped indellibly upon the com munity. Mr. Pearson closed his work Tuesday night. His sermons toward the close were better than at the beginning if it were possible to make them better. He seemed to grow upon you and the more you heard him the more you wanted to hear him. People sat two hours and a half, including the prelimi nary services and all, on benches with no backs to them, and were sorry when the preacher finished his sermon. Such clear-cut thoughts, such sound logic, such apt illustrations, such beautiful truths and such comforting words, one did not weary of hearing. And that voice, soft, gentle, tender and touching. How sweet and pathetic when appeal ing to poor dying sinners. How in tensely earnest and affectionately en treating. How eloquent, how sublime. Charming speaker. Wonderful man. People bend their heads forward and eagerly listen to catch the last faint whisper of Rev. R. G. Pearson when ever he speaks. Our report of the meeting last week closed with the service of Wednesday night. Up to that time the Evangelist had preached some splendid sermons, strong, powerful and convincing, but, he had by no means done his best work, either in point of preaching or the fruit it bore. As the meeting progressed he seemed to grow more intensely in earn est and he preached as he felt. Thous- ands 0f pe0ple flocked to hear him. Many were deeply concerned, wmie greater numbers still quietly rejected the Sav iour and were going down to death and eternal ruin. The great warm heart of the preacher was moved for them. le felt the weight of responsibility that rested upon him. lie preached the Gospel plain and simple, holding up a dying and loving Saviour and pleading the mercy and goodness ol God. He ppealed to men s reasons and exhorted them to turn from the error of their ways, forsake sin and accept Christ. We never heard such preaching betore. And Mr. Pearson did not preach in vain, in nis own mastenui manner he met every objection that men give for not becoming Christians and left no stay ,no hope for them itseemed. Deep down into tneir nearts ne sent uie pointed arrows of truth and love, and ifted the veil of doubt and mist that clouded their minds on this great ques tion of salvation and redemption by the blood of Christ. We have never seen any one who could make it plainer than lev. R. G. Fearson,andthe true secret of it is that he preaches from the Word of God. The Bible is his chart and compass and without that he recognizes no authority. The saving power of God's grace and His willingness to ac- cept all that come unto Him is brought out in beautiful colors, while the loving and sympathizing Jesus is held up as an example of God's love for His child ren. The applied blood oi Christ is never lost sight of in his discourees and the way of salvation is made so plain that the most ignorant mind or the most hardened sinner can lay hold upon it. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shaft be saved," is the one important truth the Evangelist seeks to impress upon his hearers. He has no creed that is not based on the mercy and goodness of God, and he preaches no doctrine that does not em brace a crucified Saviour and the re mission of sins through faith and the cleansing power of His shed blood. He takes the Bible as his authority and quotes the Scriptures freely. His points are clearly made, his illustrations apt and his propositions always based on logic and reason. As a vigorous thinker, sound reasoner, ready speaker and earnest, faithful preacher, we have not heard Mr. Pearson's equal. The .great meeting closed Tuesday uigut. Henderson has been blessed as never before. A wonderful work has been done and the end is not yet. Good seed have been sown and outside of the results already seen they will spring up and blossom and bear truit m the years to come. Over 300 persons have pub licly acknowledged Christ and say by their act that they will come out from among the world and serve Him in fu ture. Numbers of back-sliders have been reclaimed and thousands of church members have been revived and bap tized afresh with the spirit of the Holy Ghost. The meetings were largely attended, people coming from long distances in the country and from the neighboring towns. The li Tabernacle was crowded at every service. Saint and sinner alike was eager to hear this remarkable preacher. They came and sat and li tened ; they hung upon his words and nourishing aud comforting as they were, seemed never to be filled. The manner of the man and the message he bore alike impressed them. People who are not in the habit of going to church were anxious to hear Mr. Pearson at every service and they did not go through curiosity alone. They loved to hear him preach, and although he told men of their faults, so kindly, so earnestly. so lovingly did he plead with sinners to turn to Christ that it seemed almost like a benediction. He told some bitter truths, and cold stubborn facts as they were, men had to acknowledge rather thanfeel offended. Mr. Pearson had j a t the " Tabernacle' Tuesday no words of abuse for any one. He j nit. scored the cold, indifferent church mem- Wednesday morning a committee ber, the narrow-minded, small-hearted, j waited on Mr. Pearson and presented self-righteous creature who lias iust!hlm Wlth a Purse of 1,000. Later enough religion to make him miserable, i Jo. 00 more was handed to him just be hnt who has not PnniiMi to snrend ont ! re he left. This contribution was and do good in the world and be a help to any bodv else. Aud those jealous, envious, "churchanitv" people wlu have more church than the spirit of i Christ in their hearts, they caught it. These he called ecclesiastical hypocrites The church is all well enough he said, but what some people want is more of the love of Christ shed abroad in their hearts that spirit which will make them more charitable and teach them that their church is not the onty one through whose doors one may get to Heaven. It does not depend so much upon what church roll ones name is written as whether that name is record ed in the Lamb's Book of Life. For the saloon keeper, the gambler, the drunkard all kinds of sinners Mr. Pearson had only words of love and pity. He reasoned with them, he ap pealed to them, to turn before it was everlastingly too late and look to Jesus and be saved. And this is one great reason perhaps why people loved to go to hear him. Promptly at 11 o'clock every morning the business houses closed, Jew and Gentile alike, ware house men, store keepers, saloon men and all. There was hearty co-operation and the most perfect harmony among all. Wc have never seen any thing like it in Henderson before. Ap parently without the least friction ever3'thing moved along, the various committees discharging their duties, the very efficient corps of ushers faith fully attending to theirs and the choir being always promptly in their places. Ihere wras the most thorough and hearty co-operation on the part of the pastors of each of the religious denom inations in town, the Methodist Epis copal, Baptist, Methodist Protestant, Episcopal and Presbyterian, and their membership. At each of the services one ol the local pastors would conduct the preliminary exercises. Rev. W. S. Pettigrew, of the Episcopal church that venerable, saintly and much be loved servant of God was here during the entire meeting and there was not a more earnest and sincere worker m the Master's cause. (Good old man, he is almost ripe for the Kingdom and the rich inheritance that is laid up for such as he from the foundations of the earth. May he be spared many -ears yet to enrich the earth by his life and ex ample.) Tuesday night the prelimi nary exercises were conducted by Rev. Julian E. Ingle, the beloved rector of the Church of Holy Innocents, and it seemed peculiarly fitting that he should officiate at the closing service of this memorable meeting. Mr. Pearson's last sermon was in many respects his best. He chose as his subject " What will ye do with the man Christ Jesus?" He spoke feel ingly of the work here and thanked God for such manifestation of His pres- presence aad power. He said that moment was a critical one to many persons who heard him. It might for ever settle their fate for better or for worse. It was a solemn hour and the speaker evidently realized it. But we have not time to follow him through his sermon. It was a powerful appeal to sinners to accept Christ, and 105 1 persons went forward and gave the Evangelist their hand. At the close of the service remarks wrerc made by the local pastors : Rev. Robert VanDeventer, of the Baptist church; Rev. J. D. Arnold, of the Methodist Episcopal; Rev. T. J. Og burn, of the Methodist Protestant ; Rev. Julian E. Ingle, of the Episcopal ; Rev. Alex Sprunt, of the Presbyterian. Each spoke feelingly and testified to the great -work that had been done. Then Mr. Pearson said if time allowed he would like to hear from each of the visiting ministers present, but he would have to be content with calling on the oldest of them, Mr, Pettigrew. He also spoke and thanked God for send ing the Evangelist among us. He had been benefitted himself and he knew that many others had been greatly blessed. After some words of counsel and encouragement to those who had confessed Christ, urging them to con nect themselves with some church the church of their Bible faith ; that church which they would find most congenial to their taste and in which they would be best satisfied; that church in which their Christian faith would be best cultivated and blossom into richest fruit ; that church in which they could do the best work and great est good for the cause of Christ and humanity, Mr. Pearson said he desired to thank the people of Henderson for their kindness and consideration. He wanted to thank the business men for closing up their places of business dur ing the morning services, and tor com ing to near mm, not because oi tne compliment to him but the respect thus shown for the religion of Jesus Christ and the preaching of God's Word. He thanked the Board of Di rectors lor the use oi the building that had been so nicely improvised as the "Tabernacle" in which to hold the meetings ; the pastors and members of the different churches for their sympa thy and co-operation ; the organist, the director and members of the choir for their valuable assistance ; the ushers for the excellent manner in which they performed their duties ; his host and hostess for their kindness to himself and his wife ; to the congregation for their patience and earnestness in hear ing him preach, and for the good order observed. He thanked all and e very- bod v. and said he was glad he had come to Henderson. He had heard much of the town and its citizens and was pre pared to believe it was one of the best towns in the State, live, enterprising and progressive, and its people among the most thoroughgoing, kind, gener ous and hospitable, but he had realized since coming that he might have known a great deal more about them and then not be half informed. He liked Hen derson and Henderson people and they would always have his praters and best wishes wherever he went. It was an occasion long to be remembered and many people felt that a dear good friend was about to take his leave of them when Rev. R. G. Pearson con cluded And his remarks with the words may God bless you ; God bless made in the way of a special thank of fering. It was the spontaneous gift of the people, and came in sums ranging from $100 down. One gentleman headed the list with that amount. Then came $50, then $25 and so on down until the committee had the proud satisfaction of handing the great Evangelist an even $1,000 to help him on his mission of doing good in the world and to enable him to visit the Holy Laud with his dear gaod wife next Spring. In addition to this the ladies made up a purse of $100 which was presented to Mrs. Pearson accom panied with suitable resolutions expres sive of theur appreciation and thanks for the special work she did among them in giving Bible readings, &c. The sum of $810 was subscribed for the benefit of the Young Men's Chris tian Association, and all expenses of fitting up the " Tabernacle" amounting to between $250 and $300 were paid. In all about $2,200 were raised for one object or another as the result of the Pearson meetings. Well done for Hen derson. We are proud of our town and its good people. They have done no bly, and we are sure every man, wo man and child who contributed his or her part, be it much or little, feels better for having done so. Mr. and Mrs. Pearson left on the afternoon train via Raleigh for Louis ville, Kentucky, where he engages upon his next work. From there he will go to Iluntsville, Alabama, and then to various other points until next March wrhen they will start on their trip to visit and spend some time in the Holy Land. The prayers of all God's people in Henderson go with them. Heaven bless Rev. R. G. Pearson and his good wife. We thank God that He put it into the heart of the great Evangelist to come and labor amongst us. ine town lias been benentted m many ways. We believe there will be less of factional feeling in the future. As a community,we have been brought together as never before. The "ecclesi astical starch," as Mr. Pearson expres ses it, has been taken out of some of us and our hearts have been put in better accord. Our views have been broad ened and we have been made more charitable one toward another. We have been given a clearer understand ing of life and taught to choose that which is good. We have learned to be more liberal with our means and more just to our fellow man. Our faith has been renewed and our courage strength ened and we go forward to fight the bat tle of life better men and better women. At any rate let us hope as much. This is the lesson the Evangelist would im press upon us, and it is our fault and not his if we do not live up to it. May God give us grace as a people to do so, and may this meeting prove a lasting blessing to us all. IMPRESSIONS OF REV. PEARSON. R. G. By W. R. Henry. "Would I describe Faul. a preacher, such as Were he on earth, would and own. hear, approve Paul should himself direct me. 1 would trace His master strokes, and draw from his de sinn. I would express him simple, grave, sin cere : In doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain. And plain in manner ; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture, much impressed Himself, as conscious of his awful charge. And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May feel it too ; affectionate in look And tender in address, as well becomes A messenger of grace to guilty men." Henderson, N. C, Oct. 31, 1889 Editor Gold Leaf: I went to hear the great Evangelist ltev. Robert Gama liel l'earson last night. I had heard much of his personal ap pearance, his discourses, delivery, and thorough knowledge of the Bible. Some had said that he was awkward, and others that his delivery was un pleasant. Mr. Pearson, it must be admitted, could not pose successfully as an Apollo Belvidere, nor as an Adonis, nor could Alexander H. Stevens, John Randolph, John C. Calhoun and many of the great est men whose names illuminate the pages of history and whose deeds, hkehis, will shine like stars through remotest ages Mr. Pearson to me, seems far from awk ward, but if he is, the atmosphere of in tense holiness, beautiiul consecration, purity and brotherly love that ever sur rounds him should render him in the eyes of all, as graceful as a Grecian gladiator or as a flower kissed by the South wind. I expected to find his voice strident and unpleasant, but while it is rather pocu liar at first, it grows upon one, and is ex ceedingly clear, aud beyond doubt the softest and most persuasive voice that 1 ever heard. I am sure that it is to its winning soft- . 1 1- 1 A 1 1 ness, intense pieaoing, anu tne u--p pathos that runs through it and thrills along every chord, that he owen much of his wonderful sueceBs. V hen he auuresH- es his audience and says, "Poor dying man," "Sinner," his voice sounds like some sad melody in the distance that is so plaintive and mournfully swe't that it forces one to draw near and still nearer, to cateh its last wailing cadences. I had lx!U inform-d that Mr. Pearson was not eloquent. When I heard him, I said to myself not eloquent! Why I could liseen to this man for hours and never grow weary. He deals but little in figures and the ornaments of rhetoric, but when he does use them, they are iK-autiful and wonderfully simple and ap propriate. What is eloquenee? It is the Mwer to nut another mind and heart in ierfect aeeord with vour own. This may be alwavs accomplished by a combination of learning, logic, simplicity and earnest ness. Mr. Pearson pohwhwh to an emi nent deeree all of these characteristic. He is elooueut in the same way that j many of thegreateat orators of the world have been eloquent men who dictated the nolicies of nations, and played upon the heart strings of millions. He is elo nuent because he presents the Truth, and the Truth is always eloquent, whether ut tered bv a weakling or a colossus, whether we see it in the pebble that lies 3t our feet, or imaged by the Alpine peak that lifts its snow covered brow toward the God who made it ; whether we see it mirrored in the rain drop, or hear it in the awful roar of the ocean, as it beats upon the shore; whether it comes to ns from the tiny throat of thegolden breast- ! ed warbler on the twig, or comes rushing, im, sighing, and laughing with joy, from the pipes of the -migbtjr organ, that thrills all about it with melody that tells of Heaven. " We search the world for truth : we eull The good, the pure, the beautiful From graven stone and written scroll. From all old flower-fields of the soul : And, weary seekers of the best. We come back laden from the que St. To find that all the sages said. Is iirthe Book our Mother's read." His power of analyting and elucidating; the ord of God, surpasses that of any one I ever heard, or whose writings I hare read. I think he is the superior in this regard of either Talmage, Moody or Spurgeon. " He preaches as If never $ure to preach again, And as a dying man, to dying men." His illustrations are of the simplest character, yet so powerful, and eloquent that fallacies, sophistries, and doubts are utterly overwhelmed and Reason and Truth ascend in triumph the throne of the Mind. His prayers are childlike in their sim plicity, but beautiful in their earnest nww, and powerful in their faith. They are in deed " "The motion of a hidden fire. That trembles In his breast." Mr. Pearson does not use slang nor re sort to jokes and witticisms like some, otherwise, great Evangelists of the day. He knows that the words of Cowper are true: " He that negotiates between God and man. As God s Ambassador, the grand concerns Of Judgment and of mercy, should beware Of lightness in his Speech. Tts pitiful To court a grin, when you should woo a soul; To break a lest, when pity would inspire Pathetic exhortation ; and to address The skittish fancy with facetious tales When sent with God's commission to the heart. The true preacher will not stoop To conquer those by jocular exploits Whom truth and soberness assail In vain." As I sat and listened to Mr. Pearson last night, and became fully conscious of his intense love for his fellowman, and thought of the sacrifices he would wil lingly make to save his brother, and ad vance God's Kingdom on earth, the elo quent words of the great Webster oc curred to me, and I realized that when he wrote them he must have been inspired by the deeds and lives of such great and good men as Mr. Pearson. Says he, "The ministers of Christiany departing from Asia Minor, traversing Asia, Africa and Europe to Iceland, Greenland and thepoles of the earth, suffering all things, enduring all things, hoping all things, raising men everywhere from the igno rance of idle worship to the knowledge of the true God-and everywhere bringing life and immortality to light through the Gospel, have only been acting in obedi ence to the Divine instruction ; they were commanded to go forth, and they have gone forth, and they still go forth. here was Christianity ever received. where were its truths ever poured into the human heart, when did its waters springing up into everlasting life ever burst lorth, except in the track of the Christian ministry?" Air. l'earson has done a great and good work in our midst. Many of the seed he has scattered with such lavish hand. have already sprung up, are growing lux uriantly and will in good time, blossom and dispense their fragrance around the i hrone of uod. Others have fallen upon good ground and will ere long spring up into life and love and beauty, making this world the brighter and better, and they too will bloom in perennial loveliness in the world to come. Many have been made to realize that, " 'Tis religion that must give, Sweetest pleasures while we live, 'Tis religion must supply Solid comfort when we die : And after death its 1oys shall be Lasting as eternity.' Mr. Pearson in conflnfng himseli to the Bible and preaching entirely from be tween its covers, leaving off metaphysics, theology, science and philosophy, shows that he fully realizes that the Bible, Is the hive of all sweetness; the ar mory ot all well tempered weapons ; the tower containing the crown jewels of the universe; tha marriage ring that unites the celestial and terrestrial, while all the clustering white robed denizens of the sky hover around and rejoice at the nup tials; it is the wreath into which are twisted the garlands; it is the song into which are struck all the harmonies : it is the river into which are poured all the tides jof hallelujah, and it is the firma ment in which suns and moons and stars and constellations and universe and eter nities, of purity and love and truth and happiness and glory, wheel and blaze and triumph." lhank (iod for having sent us this great Evangelist. W. R. H. Ladies, look at the beautiful new style dress goods, cloaks. 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