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4 The Oldest NEWSPAPER Eier Published In YANCE COUNTY. AG00DMEDIU3 THROUGH VHEII TO BEACH THEPUBUC. Power Print -o- Hintli Year of PiiWication. THAD R. MANNING, Publisher. " O-AjRoucrsr, OFtoxozisr, Seaveist's BnESsnras Attend Heb." . (SUBSCRIPnOH $2.00 1 Teir. VOL. IX. HENDERSQy, X. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1890. 'NO. 3. ENJOYS Both the mtl:1 ami results when Syrup f Figs u taleii; it is pleasant and rrlW'.shiiig to the taste, unl acts gently yet promptly "ii the Kidneys, Liver anl Bowels, cleanses the- sys tem efiuctital'y. dispels coM. head aches and I'tv's anil cures habitual C(uisti;atn. Si:;p of Fig;; is the only r :i"Iy t ha kind ever pio dticj'd, pleasing t- the taste and ac ceptable to tlie; st::i:ich, prompt in its notion and irtily beneficial in its effect, pn-pnivd only fnmi the most healthy and nj-m-iiMtt siib.-tniir.ts, it3 many ex -Ih,i:t qualities commend it to all and have made it the most popular remedy known. Syrup of 1'igs is for pale in 50c and SI bottles by all leading drug gists. Any reliable druggist who may not have it on hand will pro cure it promptly for any one who wishes to try it. Do not accept any substitute. CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. SAN FRAtiaiiCO, CAL. LOUISYIUE. fry. NCVJ YORK N.Y. Sear tlie Ideal. From tlin lsurance Ace, New York, JU!H 18SD. The Ideal Policy ! Has it ever been evolved ? Will it ever be forthcom ing? What must be its characteris tics? Simplicity, certainly and liber ality. The former, because the heart of man delights not in multitudinous details, which are (mite extraneous and irrelevant to the subject in hand. The latter, because a company that is worth one's while to lc in can afford to be liberal, and ought to do all it can afford. The tendency of the times is ever toward this ideal : and if it be a foregone conclusion that it will never be realized, the query slips out unbid den, "What comes the nearest to it ?" Well, it would be liard to find any thing nearer the much-sought model than the new jxjlicy of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, of which spe cial announcement has recently been made. From the Standard, Boston, June 25), 1H. 1 As life asMiranced grows oldcr.as ex perience accumulates, its path grows clearer, and its functions liecomc di vested of the doubts and possibilities of misunderstanding and hardship that beset its earlier years. One after an. other its conditions have been settled by legal construction, contingencies met and overcome, and its beauteous form now stands forth clearly defined. Our progressive institutions have not been slow in availing themselves of these advantages, but it remained for the Equitable Life Assurance Society to frame a new policy that embodies them in a form of wonderful simplicity, concision and clearness. From the Kentucky Relstr, Richmond Ky., June 2x, lssti.j The Equitable Life Af&u ranee Socie ty has, in the past, done more to create and maintain . confidence in life assurance than any other company. Consequently its business is larger than that of any of its competitors. Furthermore it has now taken a step which practically sweeps every objec tion of the character referred to out of the way. The result, undoubtedly, will be that thousands of men who have heretofore lacked confidence in life assurance, will examine the new policy offered by the Equitable, and assure their lives forthwith. rFroin the Baltimore Underwriter, July 5, ltySVt. The Equitable has done more than any other company to simplify the assur ance contract, and to maintain public confiedence in life assurance. Its promptness and liberality have made it famous all the world over, and have done more than any other com pany to sweep litigation and dispute from theas vara nee business. From the American Hebrew, New York, July 5, lSSi). The Eqnitable Life Assurance Socie ty has earned the thanks ot the public for initiating a new form of policy, unencumlered by the numlerless con ditions which have done much to de ter people from taking out life policies.' From the New York Times, June 22. 1889. J The Equitable Life Assurance So ciety has adopted a new form of poli cy which, like a bank draft, is a sim ple promise to jay without conditious on the back. J. It Young, Agent, HENDERSON, N. C. nns paper ?? ! PROSPEPJTYOFTHE SOOTH. AS UNPRECEDENTED SEASON OF INDUSTRIAL PROGRESS Wonderful Progress of the Southern States as Shown by Actual Facts and Fig-ares. Monroe Register. The Baltimore Manufacturers' Rec cord issued a special Bankers' Edition on the 21st of December, containing 98 pages. The Record is doing a wonderful work for the South, and this special edition is creditable in the highest degree. The mineral, agricul tural, railroad, manufacturing and all other interests of the South are set forth in the most attractive terms, and the wonderful progress made by this section is shown by actual facts and figures. The immense amount of in formation contained in this issue, which was distributed throughout the country, will doubtless result in much practical benefit by attracting the at tention of capitalists to the grand op portunities for investment which exist throughout the Southern States. The Record says editorially : No one can carefully study the re markable combination of resources which the South enjoys without being convinced that, in natural advantages, this section stands far ahead ot any other country in the world ; and with the rapid progress now being made in the development of all these resources, the South is entering upon a period of prosperity greater than any part of this country has ever yet enjoyed. The conditions for this are far more favor able than in the West during the period of the most rapid growth of that re gion, and this prosperity being free from fictitious inflation will be perma nent. ' In 1880 the total amount of capital invested in manufactures in the United States was $2,700,000,000. If we could conceive of some disaster. that would have entirely blotted out every manufacturing enterprise in the whole country in 1880, and every dollar in vested in them, the aggregate destruc-1 tion of property would have been only about half as great as the losses entail ed upon the South by the war. It is impossible to comprehend what it would mean, if at one blow every man ufacturing enterprise in this country were wiped out of existence, and yet the sufferings and poverty which would follow such a disaster would hardly be equal to what the South had to face when it laid down its arms in 1865. These facts are mentioned that the South may receive the greater credit for the amazing progress which has been made in the last few years. So rapid has been the industrial ad vancement of that section during the last eight or nine years, and more es pecially during the last four, that the business world is now seeking informa tion about every phase of Southern growth, and of the South's resources. Capitalists in Europe and America are looking to the South as the field for investment ; manufacturers of iron, cotton and lumber, realizing that the South is destined to control all of these and allied industries, are directing their attention to this section. The cry is no longer " Go West," but " Go South, young man," and for the pur pose of presenting a general view of what has actually been accomplished, and not simply projected or talked of, this condensed summary has been compiled. Its only aim is to make plain by figures what has been done, and in connection therewith to give a few statements that will carry weight, because they are from the highest au thorities, to show what are the possi bilities of the South. The South Mourns. Fayetteville Observer.! In the late tragic end of Capt. Daw son, of the Charleston Netvs and Cour ier, and the untimely death the other day of Henry W. Grady, of the At lanta Constitution, Southern journal ism has cause for the profound mourn ing which laments the loss of conspic uous talents and commanding abili ties. In the very prime of physical and intellectual manhood, with that im pulsive and magnetic nature which rendered his a most generous and thorough devotion to all the best in terests of his country, Henry Grady's brilliant life was already reaching out for grander achievements and brighter guerdons than even the field of a news paper career might offer, and to him there had almost come the fruition of the worthiest of all ambition : service in behalf of his people and his coun try. Beyond the love and esteem of his own section, he had stormed and captivated the colder and more phleg matic natures of our Northern friends, and the very flush of a triumph just won in the most cultured literary cir- cies. oi iew r.ngiana was mantling his cheek when death's touch stopped the busy brain, stilled the eloquent lip and dulled the fire of the speaking eye. It is well that the whole South mourns, for Grady belonged not to a State but to his common country. Confirmed. The favorable impression produced on the first appearance of the agreeable liquid fruit remedy Syrup of Figs a few years ago has been more than confirmed by the pleas ant experience of all who have used it. and the success of the proprietors and manufac turers the California Fig Syrup Company. THE SLEEP OF DEATH. Charlotte Democrat. We know not what it is, dear, this sleep so deep and still ; The folded hands, the awful calm, the cheek o pale and chill ; The lids that will not lift again, though we may call and call ; The strange white solitude of peace that settles over all. We know not what it means, dear, this desolate heart pain ; This dread to take our daily way and walk in it again ; Wo know not to what other sphere the loved who leaves us go, Nor why we're left to wander still, nor why we do not know. " But this we know : Our loved and dead, if they should come this day Should come and ask us, " What is life?" not one of us could say ! Life is a mystery as deep as ever death can be ; Yet oh, how dear it is to us, this life we live and see. Then might they say these vanished ones and blessed is the thought: "So death is sweet to us, beloved, though we may show you naught ; We may not to the quick reveal the mys tery of death Ye can not tell us, if ye would, the mys tery of breath." The child who enters life comes not with knowledge or intent, So those who enter death must go as lit tle children sent. Nothing is known. But I believe that God is overhead ; And as life is to the living, so death is to the dead. A YEAR IN THE SOUTH. The Progress of 1889 as Compared with Previous Years. Baltimore, December 26 The an nual review of the South's industrial progress, as published in this week's Manufacurers' Record, shows that 5,133 new manufacturing and mining enterprises were organized in that sec tion during 1889, against 3,618 in 1888, 3,430 in 1887 and 1,575 in 1886. The amount of capital and capital stock of these companies was 229, 703,500 in 1889 and $168,801,000 in 1888. The total number of new industrial enterprises organized in the South dur ing the last four years,or since January 1, 1886, of which the Manufacturer's Record has given full particulars, is over 13,700, divided as follows: Iron furnace companies 1 26, machine shops and foundries 421, agricultural implement factories 63, gas works 101, flour mills 267, water works 331, car riage and wagon factories isoelectric light companies 475, mining and quarrying companies 1,801, lumber mills, sash and door factories, stave factories, etc., 3,036, ice factories 593, canning factories 275, stove foundries 35, brick works 585, miscellaneous iron and steel works, rolling mills.pipe ' works, etc., 184, cotton compresses 114, cotton seed oil mills 140, miscel- l.mfYtiiQ. nnl included in thp fnrpemintr ' , b b, 4,415 ; total 13,744- New Freight Depot of the Of Special Interest to all our Headers Who Possess the Boon of a Baby. 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The Congreaationalitt recently said: "Every issue of Babyhood confirms us in the opin ion which we have often expressed, viz., that it is peerless in its way. It is full of material of the most practical value to all mothers, and it must be read to be appre ciated. It is doing missionary work of a high order." By special arrangements with the pub lishers, we are enabled this year to make aq unusual offer : The regular price of Babyhood is $1.50 a year. We will furnish the Gold Leap in combination with Baby hood for I2.JW per year. This is a " bar gain" that needs no comment. Make a careful note of it, cut this out. or, what is better, send us in the amount at once. If you wish to first see a copy of the maga zine, address a postal card to Babyhood, New York, asking for one, and a back number will be sent, free. Barnes, Stainbaek & Co., are exclusive handlers In Henderson of the celebrated Coon brand collars and cuffs. Equal to any on the-market in style and quality.and at the same time cost less money. THE STERTDECREE. 'THE WAGES OF SIS IS DEATH." The Halter and Life Sentence This is What the Murderer, the Rapeist and the Honse-hreaker May Expect. Suffolk Herald I j The way of the transgressor js hard. Wrong-doing is unrelenting iri Its con sequences. Men reap what thy sow. Sin is a prompt paymaster. Heknakes no discount ; lie' pays in fvlL The wages of sin is death. Oa the night of October 7th twenty four buildings, comprising the larger part of the business xrtion of the town of Rocky Mount, Franklin county, Virginia, were destroyed by fire. It was supposed at the time to be the work of an incendiary. Circumstances pointed to several individual:;. One colored man made a confession. He said he set fire to the warehouse because its use was refused to the Mahonites when they wanted to hold a political mass meeting. The fire occurred on the night the building was used by the Democrats. The negro man who made the confession named several other men and one woman who aided him in his diabolical work. The trial of George Early, Nilliaui Wood, Bird Wood and Nannie Wood has just closed and the verdict is the extreme penalty of the law death. The four colored incendiaries named above have been sentenced to be hanged on the 23d of January, 1890. The Cronin verdict has been an nounced. Chicago justice has not lost its backbone. The public is well ac quainted with the circumstances of the deliberate plot by which Dr. Cronin was assassinated. The conspirators had laid their plan wise and sure, and the murder was executed in the most perfect privacy and seclusion. Cough lin, O'Sullivan and Burke, after a fair trial, are found guilty and sentenced to imprisonment lor life. Kunze, as ( an accessor y.gets three years in prison Each of the accused, as was shown in the trial, had his own part assigned him in the bloody drama. O'Sullivan was to provide a secluded house where in the crime could be committed with out danger of detection. Coughlinwas to convey Dr. Cronin to the appointed place to see a sick man. Burke was to deal the fatal blow. But for the blunder in the disposal of the body the crime would probably never have been brought home to the perpetrators. These men belonged to a secret order called the Clan-na-Gael an order for the relief of Ireland. Dr. Cronin had threatened to expose the diversion of the funds. Their motto was, Dead men tell no tales," hence his removal. But crime pays and pays promptly. These daring and dangerous spirits are reaping their wages and eating the fruits of their own frays. Jeaks stopped in your roof by use of ,.MJneral paint. onlv b by S. & C. v ATKINS. . Richmond & Danville Railroad Company, at Henderson, N. C. The New York Weekly Post and the Gold Leaf together on year for f 2.75 Thoroughly earnest work is being done In behalf of tariff reform by the New York Weekly Pott, which holds that tlie time to discuss this economic question is ow, rather than in the heat of a Presidential cam paign. Every issue of the paper contains articles bearing upon some phase of the subject, together with questions by doubt ing readers, with answers by the editor.all tending to facilitate and simplify the dis cussion. The Pod has been adopted by a number of clubs and other organizations as the best exponent of the subject, and its discussions are conducted ii a spirit of fairness which entitle it to the respect of opponents as well as advocates of the re vision of a war tariff to adapt it to times of peace. The PoH is compiling a directory of active tariff-reform organization in the United States, and has already published one instalment of the list. "The Weekly Pott is a 12-page paper, and contains all the features requisite for a first class gen eral family Journal. In combination with the Gold Leaf, ?2.75 per year for the two papers. Sample copies free on request. Brace Up You are feeling depressed, your apm-tite is poor, you are bothered with headache, tou are fidcety, nervous, and generally out of sorts, and want to brace up. Brace up, but not with stimulants, spring medicines, or bitters, which have for their basis' very cheap, bad whisky, and which stiinnhite you for an hour, and then leave yon in worse condition than before. What you want is an alterative that will purify your blood, start healthy action of Liver and Kidneys, restore your vitality, and gi vere newed health and strength. Such a medi cine you will find in Electric Bitters, and only 50 cents a bottle at M. Dorsey's Drng store. Charlottesville, Va., Sept. 20. '86. This is to certify that I have tried llector Bell's " Eureka, and find it to be a splen did wash for the head, and a fine hair tonic. Mary Watsox. av- Some Timely Moralizing. Danville Times. We have carefully put our last year's file of papers away and with this issue we start another. There on the side of the wall hangs our work for twelve months all that we said in our paper during that length of time. Did we ; write anything we ought not to have j vritten ? hurt anybody's feelings inten tionally and without cause? failed through fear of public opinion tp op pose any mexsure whick.we tlroughl.Thy stalwi was wrong? fawned upon the powerful anLi. or oppressed the weak? f These are the questions which an editor asks himself in looking back, upon his year's work. Ifhecansay "no," his con science is easy ; if he can't say " no," he is bound to suffer remorse. Reader, in beginning a new year, we suggest the propriety of your reviewing your last year's work. All of us ought to do it, and profit by it. A Fertile Region. rstate Chronicle! Beaufort county is by nature highly favored in its fertile soil, varied and valuable lumber interests, its rare water transportation and its great variety of fishes with which its waters arestocked." There is no county where an easier living can be made or where industry yields a surer reward. It ought to se cure the sale of much of its surplus fer tile land to thrifty immigrants who would better their condition and be come useful citizens. The county-town Washington, is one of the oldest and loveliest of North Carolina towns.and i it offers unexcelled opportunities for the establishment of new industries in its borders. The people of both town and county are earnest, intelligent, stur dy people. They lost very heavily by the war and have had an up-hill work since. Their beautiful town was twice destroy- ed by fire in those days of conflict. They have not since had the means to utilize all their resources and to erect the needed manufactories. They desire to secure a good class of immigration who will help them to win back the commercial glory of the town and aid in making it a manufacturing centre. They are pressing forward themselves, and are not idly waiting for some one to come and do their work for them. They need help iri the way of money and brains and muscle. In order to secure this need, and to advertise the resources and prosperity of the town and county, the Washing ton Gazette has issued a handsome 24 page paper. It is full of the record of Beaufort county's men and a descrip tion of the advantages and resources of town and county. It is highly creditable to the energy and wisdom of Editor Latham and to the charming town about which he writes so pleas antly. Five thousand copies of the edition will be circulated and we hope that it will result in great good to the fertile county and . attractive town. JEFF. DAVIS IS DEAD." BY NEEDHAM BRYAN COBB, D. D. Jeff. Davis in dead ! the telegram read ; Not so 1 the old chieftain is sleeping'; And angels of lie-ht in irarniente of white, Their watch-firra around him are keep ing. No ! no ! not dead ! as the telegram said, Promoted to loftier station 1 He stands 'mid the lights on the loftiest heights, With the grandest and best of his nation. Though cold he may lie, he can never die While Southrons remember the story, Of the turmoil and strife of his wonderful life, Of his hardships, privations and glory. Now lay him awav with Webster and Clay, And Calhoun and Jackson and Lee, Not one of these named was surely more famed, Nor nobler, nor better than he. Let the solemn-toned bell toll the funeral - knell, Of the noble old hero to-day, And the true and the brave proceed to his grave, . And tenderly lay him away. Consumption Surely Cured. To The Editor Please Inform your readers tliat I have a positive remedy for the attove named disease! By its timely use thousands of hopeless eases have been permanently cured". I shall be glad to send two bottles of my remedy free to any of your readers who have consumption if they will send me their express and post office address. Respectfully, T. A. Slocum, M. C, noy,. s-1 1. 181 Pearl St.. New York. HENRY fOODFflf GRABY. THE DEAD. EDITOR-ORATOR. A Beautiful Tribute to the Memory of the Lamented Dead. Raleigh State Chronicle. ' Good mother, weep, Cornelia of . the - South, - The Gracchi great were uot so much be loved, Nor with more worthy deeds their honors - won. stalwart son deserves a Roman's fame, r Cato was hot more supremely last : -. Augustus was not greater in the State. Nor Brutus truer to the public trust." In the death of Mr. Henry W. Grady the South loses its brightest and most useful man. He was the only Southern man ho really had the ear of the people of the whole country, and he had just reached the position where he could be useful in the largest sphere. It is inexplicable why so young and robust a man (he was just 38 years of 'age) a man so brill iant and so able, should be taken just as he was entering upon the plane of wider influence and greater usefulness. To the South it is the greatest loss that it has sustained by death in a quarter of a century. To the whole people of the country, which he loved with bis great-hearted devotion, it is nothing short of a National calamity. Mr. Grady had the ear and heart of the South because he loved its his tory and its very soil and because he was the leading exponent of the idea that is working to build up a prosper ous manufacturing New South. He had the ear of the North because, wmTe ne had no apologies to make for Southern actions and was proud of Southern achievements, he had turned his eyes to the morning and lived in the busy world of to-day. He rec ognized changed conditions and did not bemoan fate. He stood up in his manliness and his faith and went to work to bring prosperity where ' pov erty cast its blight. He inspired others in the South with faith in the future of his section, and invited Northern men of money, brains and brawn to come South and make a fortune ; and when they accepted his invitation, as not a few did, he gave them a brotherly wel come and made them feel that they were at home. In this he showed practical patriotism. Under no temp tation even when speaking in Boston did he" ever so far Jbrget his man hood as to " Crook the pregnant hinges of the knee, Where thrift may follow fawning." The people of the North also heard him because of his candor.- He never deceived them about the race problem or "the difficulties in the way of the South's future. He admitted their gravity, and sought a peaceful solu tion in a just, lair ana honest way. His speech in Boston was a lamenta tion and an earnest appeal. He cried aloud for sympathetic help, and his cry, sealed with his life, we must be lieve, will not be heard in vain. God' grant that his prayer for Peace and Union may be answered ! Mr. Grady's most attractive quality was his warm great-heartedness. He was generous to a fault. .No tale of suffering or poverty was unheeded by him. He had a buoyant spirit and a 1 light heart and deep affections. He was reverent in speech and with pen. He believed in God, had learned the truth of the Gospel at his mother's knee, "the truest altar I have yet found" he said in his last speech. He was a member of the Methodist church. He had profound convictions and his eloquent speeches in favor of Prohibi tion in Atlanta will not be forgotten. No man ever spoke more earnest words for what he conceived to be the safety of the homes of Atlanta than he. They will long be treasured up. with fond ness by those who mourn that he was cut down in the zenith of what prom ised the most brilliant career that lay out before any man in America. Henry V. Grady was a grandson of North Carolina. His father was a native of Macon county, but early in life emigrated to Rome, Georgia, to make his fortune, and he made it. He was one of those men who succeed in every undertaking. Everything he touched seemed to turn to gold. He prospered and made a large estate When the war came on he had a pre sentiment that he would be killed. But notwithstanding that idea took possession of him, he.raised and equip ped at his own expense a company of cavalry, and hastened to the front as its Captain. His command was at tached as company G to the 25th N. C. Regiment, commanded by Col. Thos. L. Clingman. Eventually Capt. Grady was promoted to be Major of the Regiment. In the first battle he fell mortally wounded showing how true was his presentiment of death. He was surrounded by his men, some of them brave, sturdy North Caroli nians. -He left a legacy of honor to his son, who always called North Car olina his grand-mother and had deep affection for its sons. Mr. Grady graduated with high honors at the University of Georgia in Athens. Then he spent two years at the University of Virginia where he devoted himself rather to the study of literature and to the work of the so cieties than to the regular college Course. He won nign Donors mere as an orator and as a debater. He was as well equipped and as ready and as effective as a debater as he became later on as an orator and editor. He was regarded there as aTmiversal gen- ius and the most charming of men Leaving college he established a paper at Kome. Later in connection with Mr. Alston (North Carolina stock) he established the Atlanta Herald. It was a brilliant paper but was not a financial success. Our readers will re member that Mr. Alston was shot in the Capitol by State Treasurer Cox. Upon the failure of the Herald, Mr. uraay went to- wew vorK. ne was without money and went there, look ing for something to do. x He went into the office of the New York Her ald and asked for a position. - "What can you do?" asked the Managing Editor, when Mr. Grady asked for a position. "Anything," was the reply of the young Georgian, conscious of his powers and conscious of ability to do any kind of work that was to be done in a great newspaper office. The editor asked him where he was from, and learning that he was from Georgia, said : " Do you know anything about Georgia politics?" Now if there was any subject which he knew all about it was Georgia politics and he said so. "Then sit down" said the managing editor, "and write me an article on Georgia politics." He sat down and dashed off an article of the brightest matter showing thor ough insight into the situation in Georgia and thorough knowledge of the leaders in that State. He was al ways a facile writer and all his articles were printed without erasing or re writing. The article was put into the pigeon-hole, and Mr. Grady took his departure. He left the office, so he said, very despondent, thinking the article might be published after sev eral weeks, but fearing that it would never see the light. What was his surprise and joy to see it in the Her ald the next morning. He went down to the office and was engaged as correspondent for Georgia and the South. In this capacity he wrote let ters upon Southern topics of such brilliancy as have never been surpass-, ed, if equalled, in the history of Amer ican journalism. They gained for him a wide reputation, and made him a great favorite in Georgia. The public men of that State recognized his abil ity and saw how much he might do to develop the resources and advance the prosperity and fame of Georgia if at the head of a great State paper. The late Alexander H. Stephens interested himself in Mr. Grady and assisted to get him on the staff of the Constitu tion. From the day he went to At lanta on the staff of the Constitutian until his death his best energies and his great abilities were directed to wards making it a great paper, and a powerful factor in developing the re- sources ot ueorgia. it oecame me most successful of Southern newspa- pers, and is to-day a competitor with the great papers of the North. To have achieved this unprecedented suc cess in journalism were honor enough to win in a life-time. He was con fessedly the Gamaliel of Southern journalism, and the best of it all was that he was, as was said of Horace Greeley after his death, "a journalist because he had something to say which he believed mankind would be better for knowine: not because he wanted something for himself which journalism might secure for him - . He was a Saul, and stood bead and shoulders above all his fellows as an orator as well as an editor. We can not dwell upon his reputation as an orator, or recount the scenes ot ms successes. We had heard him only in impromptu efforts and in short intro ductory speeches where he easily sur passed any man whom we ever heard He had a fine physique, a big, round, open, manly face, was thick-set, was pleasing in style, and had a winning and captivating voice. He could rival Senator Vance in telling an anecdote. He could equal Senator Ransom in a polished, graceful oration. He could put Governor Fowle to his best in his classical illustrations. He could equal Waddell in his elegant flights. In a word he had more talent as a public speaker than any man we ever knew; and added to that he had heart, soul, fire the essentials of true ora tory. We recall four speeclies which cave him greatest reputation. One was in Texas at a college commence ment, wc think ; another at the New York banquet on The New South the third at the University of Virginia and the last (alas! his last words) at the Boston banquet just two weeks azo. These speeches, as well as 6thers he has made, deserve to live, The last one published in last week's Chronicle is emphasized by his un timely death. In it he had so ably and eloquently defended the South and so convincingly plead for a united country based upon mutual confidence and sympathy that, in view of his death, his words seem to have been touched by a patriotism and a devout ness akin to inspiration. His broad catholicity and his great patriotism a ; bridged all sectional lines and he stood before the country the most eloquent advocate ot a "Union of Hearts" as well as a Union of Hands." As the coming greatest leader of the South, he sounded the key note of sublimest patriotism. Less profound than Dan iel Webster, his burning words for the perpetuity of the Union, with mutual trust anu nu sectional antagonism, J were not less thrilling and impressive, . The Southern people ought to read ' and re-read this great speech which, doubtless, cost him bis life, and make it the lamp to their feet. If we heed no his words and bury sectionalism, it will be written of him that " though dead, he yet speaketh." - " Star of the South ! : To thee all eyes and hearts were turned," As 'round thy path, from plain to sea. The glory of thy greatness burned. Millions were drawn to thee and bound By mind's high mastery, millions hailed In thee a guide star and ne'er found A ray in thee, that waned or failed. v No night's embrace for. thee I nor pall. But suoh as mortal hand hath wrought, Thou livest stUl in mind in all That breathes, or speaks, or lives a" thoughL" - D R. O. G.TAYLOR, -Dental Surgeon, Henderson, : : North Carolina. . Office In the Youne Block. Newlv far. 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