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The Gold Leaf.
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We desire a liveaKent and correspondent !
:t every postoflice. in Vance arnl adjoiiiir.z j
counties. !
mrrespotidence on all subject-. local ,
aini general interest and opinio! s upon '
matteisot puMic concei !i. are inviteit. j
'I I.. ...Ilfi.r uill .t lie ieOOl!ll.Ie lor '
the views or statements of coi re-pomlentr,
and reserves the right at all times to
revise or ieject any article he may think
One hide, nly, of tlie paper must be
written on ami the real name of the
writer accompany the contribution. No
attention will be pai"l to anonymous let
ters. TIIL'KKUAY, AI'ICI L. -i, 1S-1-
T Col. Julian S. Carr, of Durham,
Ixrl-jns the honor ol heading the lit
lor the erection of a handsome monu
ment to ilon. X. J'.. Vance. Just l;ke
the man first and foremost always 111
every good work is that patriotic and
philanthropic gentleman. Would that
North Carolina had more Julian S.
Carrs within her borders.
This sort of testimony from Presi
dent Winston is very gratifying to the
friends of the State I'mversity. He
says that during the twenty eight
years he lias heen connected with that
institution he has never known less
vie, immorality, idleness and disorder
than at present. This condition of
affairs speaks well for its administra
tion. Wi. fully endorse what the Winston
Tobacco Journal says in the following
paragraph :
The North Carolina Agricultural
Department deserves praise. It is
justifying itself, and showing that the
people's money is not wasted hy
lurnishing the newspapers matter of
real value to the farmers. The articles
are practical, timely ami helpful, and
are sent out in a shape that insures I r
them publication and wide circulation.
A man who is absent many times
from roll-call is a bad Congressm.: n.
Winston Sentinel.
Very true ; the names ol some ol
fellows won't le on the roll uf:u tit
next election. The people will slc i.
it that they have Representatives wi.
will represent something more lium
their own interest, and do something
besides draw their pay with 11 1 I . .1 ; 1 ;
Tiik (Ireensboro Record, rommeii:
mg on the appointment ol cx-( "10'. ui"r
Jarvis to succeed the lamented Vain
as I niled Stales Senator, says :
Cov. Jarvis will perhaps come
nearer filling Ciovernor Vance's shoes
than any other man in the State.
His ability, honesty ol purpose and
uprightness of character is without
question. The only thing the Record
has heard against his election is that
he is an eastern man. We heartily
endorse his appointment.
Ai.1.1 dim; to the fact that some
Virginia paper does not understand
why Mr. Henry declined to go to the
obscure and almost unknown region
to which he was appointed, the Wil
mington Messenger says :
There is no salary attached, and
the fees, it is reported, rarely equal
$2,200. That is small pay for a good
lawyer, a man of ability, to leave
home and civilization to serve a great
Republic in a little island somewhere
in the " deep blue sea." Put we see
it mentioned that it was a very sickly
hole to which he was sent so sickly
that no insurance company would take
a risk on his life if he went there.
We repeat, Mr. Henry deserves better
treatment at the hands ol the Presi
dent. At. moiv.H Senator Jarvis is a resi
dent of the Kastern part of the State,
he is a North Carolinian in every
fibre and sentiment, and will repre
sent the interest of the people ot the
whole State, we are sure. P.road
minded, unsectional and patriotic he
will know no East or West but labor
for the good of all. The Winston
Sentinel quotes him as saying this:
In an interview with Mr. H. E.
Fries in Raleigh Senator Jarvis said :
"You can say to the people of your
section that I shall use my best efforts
to attend to the wishes, and advance
the interests of the people of every
section of North Carolina. While I
live in Eastern North Carolina, I feel
equally at home in the West, and I
am ready at all times to labor with
and for your people to the best of my
Wr. Wai.tkr R. Hknkv, of Hen
derson, has leen nominated for
Consul at Curacoa, one ot the West
India Islands off the coast of
Venezuela. It belongs to the Dutch
and the population ot the island is
about 25,000. Mr. Henry was the
best endorsed man that was an appli
cant for office from North Carolina.
We hope it is a good salary. Elizabeth
City Economist-Falcon.
The North Carolina Press Con
vention meets at Morgantan this year
on the 23rd and 24th ol next month.
Morganton is a growing, enterprising
town, and the editors will have an
opportunity here of going through the
large State Asylum and visiting the
Waldensian colony which is near by.
No doubt a trip will also be given the
editors to Round Knob, which is also
in close proximity. Waynesville
r,V. C.U k
ing J-uvi;.
. ti.-nil r
IIi i,. c above v.t!v
:hJil.; ah'l re : 1 1 i--' 1
1 in Sentinel.
mci it.
:h a ittter
will iK.t lr
". hich h? tues that he
rand. dat- before the legislature
next j
January lor the unexpired part
Senator Vance's term. The inferenf e ;
is that he proposes to offer him.e!t for
the six years' term, as apparently he j
had the purpose of doing had Senator
Yame not duo'. There will noubtlc-s j
be a
large number ol a'pirants lor the j
5.h',rt tiriii, :is
l.thuirv. i
the h:i .-.lature C.cr V:
;! was perii-ip. dr. reel j
in (I-jvcriior
Carr not to forestall the
legislature by making a sclecti
n from
among tnose whose names w.11 oe
before the assembly in that connec
tion. Our understanding is that Senator
larvis' commission expires in January,
as soon as the Legislature makes a
choice of his successor. Raleigh .VeK'S-()lsen'cr-
The farmers who come so town these
days arc full of pditics. You may
try to pin them down to the exclusive
subject of crops, but you can't keep
them there. As sure as pop they will
jump from corn and cotton to Ransom
and larvis, and they are all in glee
over Jarvis' appointment. " I see
Jarvis is laying his pipes for Ransom,"
said a Steel Creeker to the A'eros to
day, "and he's going to get him."
The speaker, a representative man of
the county, said lurther tlTat one of
the issues of the campaign will be
Ransom. "Just let any candidate
come out and say he is for Ransom,
and under he goes," said he. He says
that this is the sentiment among the
people. Charlotte
To the tolling of bells and amid a
general suspension of business, t lie re
mains of Zebulon ISaird Vance, the be
loved and loving son of Iluncombe
and greatest of all North Carolinians,
were consigned to their last resting
place today. In Riverside cemetery
they lie, borne thither surrounded by
men whom he had led in war, and
whose dearest friend he was in peace,
and followed by hundreds whose hearts
were saddened by this great calamity
that has befallen the Old North State.
There in the family plat, overlooking
the beautiful French Proad river, the
noble Senator sleeps the sleep of the
just, to await the sounding of t he
trump and to hear the final judgment,
" Well done, good and faithful ser
vant." Puncombe county and North
Carolina lay their flowers and their
hearts' love at his tomb and mourn
the death of a man whose place in their
alfl-ct ions none can fill.
The immortal part is enshrined in
'1- hearts of the people. It will be
guarded and cherished while the name
of Vance remains as it is now a house
hold word and an inspiration for the
present generation at least. History
vi!l always record that he did his work
as becomes the true man, from motives
1 honest conviction, out of a pure
heart and througn love ot ins tellow
man. He was no time sever. Years
hence the student of Vance's day and
time may fail to conclude that he was
a great man in the sense of being
among our few constructive statesmen;
but it will forever clearly appear that
he served his State and people with
entire disregard of self, and that the
more his natural gifts developed, the
moie he devoted them to the service
of North Carolina, reserving nothing
to himself. Great emergencies, should
tney be presented, may yet result m
bringing a more brilliant intellect to
the service of the State ; but we can
not realize that they can reveal a man
who shall rest so near to the hearts of
the common people as Vance has done.
Asheville Citizen iSth.
The Washington Post, speaking of
the address of Senator Ransom
Monday in announcing the death of
his colleague to the Senate, says:
Seldom has a duty of this kind been
performed in that place with grander
etl'eet. The words fell from the lips of
the orator, in a voice mellowed by
tender pathos, and with a .sweetness
of utterance that penetrated every
heart. Very few Senators vcrc missing
from their seats, and all listened with
rapt attention to the beautiful tribute
in which the speaker pictured the
virtues and lamented the death of his
late associate.
The address was exquisite ; it was a
gem ; it deserves to become a classic ;
we remember nothing finer ; and the
Raleigh iVews truly says it should
have a place in future North Carolina
readers. Few men are capable of such
utterances, and one can imagine how
much this superb oration gained from
the melodious voice, the graceful
oratory, the stately manner of the
speaker. A great North Carolinian
lay dead and Gen. Ransom demon
strated at his bier that a great one
remains. As Vance shed lustre upon
the State by his own illustrious career,"
so Ransom demonstrated before the
Senate and country, in his annouce
ment and eulogy, that he was worthy
to have been the dead man's yoke
fellow. Charlotte Observer.
by the women who
aie ailing- and suf
fering, or w eak and
exhausted. And, to
every such woman,
help is guaranteed
by Doctor Pierce's
Favorite Prescrip
tion. For young
girls inst en"terir.r
11 womanhood; vvo
" nan at the critical
"change of life" ; womeu approaching
confinement; nursing mothers; and ev
ery woman w ho is " run-down " or over
worked, it is a medicine that builds up,
strengthens, and regulates, no matter
what the condition of the system.
It's an invigorating, restorative tonic,
a soothing- and bracing nervine, and the
only guaranteed remedy for "female
complaints" and weaknesses. In bearing-down
sensations, periodical pains,
ulceration, inflammation, and everv kin
dred ailment, if it ever tails to benefit or
cure, you have your money back.
UOOD'SCURES when all other
preparations fail. It possesses
curative power peculiar to itself. Be
sure to get Hood's Sarsaparilla.
i n 1
The appointment of e -Governor
Thotna., Ionian larv i as sue c , ,or to
the greatly lamented Senator Vance
urtil the Legislature meets. w;li give
much satisfaction, we may not doub.
to a majority of the Democrats of the
State. He has perhaps a larger follow
ing and greater influence than any
other public man in the State. It is
not surprising that this should be so
when it is remembered that he has
been a very prominent politician and
political canvasser in North Carolina
since 1H60 twenty-five years. lie
has been twice Governor, and his
personal and party friends regarded
his administration of affairs as emi
nently practical and successful. While
some complained ol some things done,
the great mass of the Democracy were
in hearty accord and warmly supported
his two terms.
He is one of the most level-headed
men in politics to-day. He is a wise,
sound and able leader, and is a Demo
crat of the genuine kind undeviat
ingly, unfalteringly Democratic and
with the people. His whole political
life shows this. As a canvasser, a
campaigner, he is excellent one of
the best in the State, and in matters
pertaining to home affairs surely
without a peer. In the Senate he will
act on the well defined lines of the
Democracy and will stand upon the
platform of his party. He will be no
shirker or wobbler. The President
will never make a " cuckoo" ot him.
Mark it.
Whether looking for his future suc
cess his re-election as Senator next
winter it was a wise act to accept
the place for eight or nine months, is
just what people will speculate about.
He evidently must think that being in
will strengthen his chances or he would
not take the risk he does. But in ac
cepting he makes it certain that the
fight must be between him and
Ransom, as the East can not have
both Senators by vote of the Legisla
ture. If he had declined some Western
man would have gove in now, and
would probably have been elected next
winter. There were some dozen
Parkises all standing ready and anxious
and all are disappointed. It may be
that thev will prefer Ransom to suc
ceed himself, feeling sore under dis
appointment. Put be all this as it may, we believe
that Governor Jarvis is the best man
for the place under the circumstances.
We know of no Western man h's
equal in political wisdom, ability and
service. He carries a very level head
and is a true North Carolinian. Like
the great Senator he succeeds, he is
one oi the people, in full touch and
sympathy with them, and believes in
the sound doctrine of the sovereignty
of the people that this is in fact as in
theory a Government of the people and
by the people and lor the people.
Wilmington Messenger.
SOCIATION. To Meet in Morganton May 23rd.
and 24th.
The following circular letter just re
ceived from Secretary Sherrell explains
To the Members uf tin1 North Citeotiitu JVc-a
Azoc!ation :
The Executive Committee has decided
to hold the next annual convention in
Morganton, May 2' and 24. The Mor
ganton Chamber of Commerce by a
unanimous vote invited the members of
the Association to hold their convention
in Morganton as guests of that body at
any time that may suit the convenience
of the Association.
Morganton is a beautiful, flourishing
and wide-awake town, and will extend
the editors a hearty welcome. The mem
bers of the Association may expect one
of the most pleasant and enjoyable
meetings they have ever attended.
Further announcements will be made
later. I wish every member who expects
to attend the convention to write me at
onee stating over what routes he wishes
If you are not already a member you
ought to become one. Send for blank
application for membership. The ad
mission fee is .f.'l.OO, which also pays the
dues for one year.
Fraternally yours,
j. 15. SlIKUIill.b,
Sec'v N. C. P. A.
Concord, X. ('., April 14th, 1S!)4.
X e w s- O b sc r v e r- C 1 1 10 n i c 1 e . J
Copt. S. A. AsJte, Editor:
Dicak Sin: I desire to avail myself
ot the courtesy of the press to say a word
to the people of North Carolina.
His Excellency, the Ciovernor, has
for reasons which seem good to him,
appointed me to the position in the
ITiitcd States Scuate made vacant bv
the death of our beloved and lamented
A'ance. After thoughtful consideration
1 have concluded to comply with the
Governor's wishes and I have accepted
the trust. In the discharge of these
new duties I shall try to justify his
action and to merit the approval of the
people without regard to locality or
county, and in my best endeavors to
serve them the noble example of our
dead Senator shall be an inspiration to
1 am not unmindful of the fait that
for many years past there has beeu a
custom, amounting to something of an
unwritten law in our party, that one
of our Senators shall be taken from
the Eastern and one from the Western
part 01 itie Mate. netner this a wise
arrangement or not, 1 do not propose
to be in the way ot the people's con
tinumg it if they shall so desire. 1
have accepted this temporary appoint
ment made bv the Governor, under
conditions and for reasons which I
need not discuss, with a distinct pur
pose that I will not be a candidate
before the legislature'for the two-vears
term. A larirc number of worthy
names have been suggested iu the
papers in connection with this place
aud I wish to say to each and to all of
these gentlemen and their friends that
so far as I am concerned the lield is
open to them, and they will not have
the disadvantage of having to antago
nize a man who is already in office
and appealing for an endorsement.
Any person who mav desire to do so
may iu his own way' and in his own
for this position with the positive
assurance that there will be no conflict
between him and me. I am
not aud
will not be a eaudidate for the
term. 1 am, very truly yours.
Thus. J. Jarvis
cures Dyspepsia, In
digestion & Debility .
f BeantifnT I rihnte to Senator Vance
I Opinion of the Iitiiijuislied Amci i
j can l'h.viciaii and Surgeon, Dr.
I Eur. ard Warren.
RixGWoor.. N". C, April 22, ls94.
J Eni-ron Goi.r Leaf : The death
i of Senator Yauee, while not entirely
unlooked ior. sent a thrill .0; sorrow to
every heart, and North Carolina
mourns the departure of her noblest
and most gifted son. I notice that Dr.
T. J. IJoykin, of Baltimore, was amom;
those who accompanied his remains to
their la-t resting place. Of his relations
with our beloved Vance, my former
preceptor, ami Gov. Vance's Surgeon
General and intimate friend during the
war, Dr. Edward Warren, thus writes
of their former associations: "Of
Dr. Boykin I will say en passant that a
more loyal and pure hearted man never
lived, and that he commauded iu a
pre-eminent degree the respect and
confidence of all who knew him.'' His
love for Gov. Vance his former com
mander, has ever beeu like that of
Damon for Pythias, a bcutimeut iu
corporating itself into his entire life
and elucidating in its unreserved
admiration and unselfish service much
of the true dignity aud inheraut ex
cellence of human nature. I am proud
to call such a man my friend, and feel
a fresh inspiration to virture in con
templation of his noble character and
honorable life; and it seems as if Dr.
Warren's testimony as regards the
close friendship is true, as I notice Dr.
Boykin is with those who are going
with the beloved A'ance to his grave.
Dr. Warren proceeds in following
to give a description of the visit of this
Commoners to the army which may be
of interest ami is undoubtedly a graphic
and true picture of the scene enacted
iu the days which 4 tried men's souls"
aud found them true. Said the dis
tinguished Christian aud eminent
surgeon :
In my humble judgment no nobler
man than Zebulon Haird Vance was
ever created. With an iuhereut kindness
of heart which tempers and softens his
entire nature; a respect for justice and
right which asserts itself under all
possible circumstances; a sense of the
ridiculous from which wells out a stream
of humor at once copious, sparkling and
exhaust less, and an intellect which, like
some great oak of the forest, is at onee
"a tower (jf strength" and a "thing of
beauty forever," now braving the hurri
cane's breath and the lightning's Hash,
and then adorning the landscape by its
grandeur, its symmetry and its verdure.
I have analyzed his heart from core to
covering, and I know that in its every
cell and liber it is oi the purest gold
without the trace of alloy or a taint of
1 regard this period as the golden age
of my existence. It is true that the din
of a fearful contest continually reverber
ated iu my ears and that dark clouds
cdveloped the horizon; but happiness
reigned in my household; my daily duties
brought me into intimate association
with one of the truest of friends and the
most genial of men; his friendship secured
for me the regard of the best men of the
State, and I realized that I was engaged
in a noble work, a service which was at
once honorable in itself, invaluable to
my country and acceptable in the sight
it Heaven.
Among tin? most pleasant incidents of
mv service asa member of theUovernor's
Staff was a visit which I made with him
to the Army of Xortliern Virginia in the
winter 01 ISO.s.
lb; was then a candidate for re-election
to the Gubernatorial chair, having
filled it for one term with great eclat, but
being opposed by a certain faction at
home, which proclaimed itself for "peace
uid reconstruction on any terms. 1 his
lppeal, it was feared, had produced some
impression upon the minds of thesoldiers
111 tlie tield, una though the ostensible
object of the visit was the advancement
of Ins political interests, its real purpose
was to rekindle tlie tires of patriotism in
the hearts of the Xorth Carolina troops,
and to cheer and stimulate the entire
army. I had supposed that I knew him
thoroughly and appreciated him fully,
but 1 had no conception of Ins gifts as
an orator and of the potency of his
personal magnetism until this memor
able occasion.
Inspired alike by the peculiar surround
ings and the importance of his mission,
he transcended himselt and produced an
impression upon the army, from its great
Captain to its humblest private, which
displayed itself in the wildest enthsia.sm
for the cause and the most intense
idolatry for its eloquent advocate.
J hat he should have been thus inspired
is not surprising, for the circumstances
which surrounded him would have stirred
the heart of any man.
General Lee ordered a general review
his -special honor an incident, I
believe, without parallel in the history
of the army.
Fponan immense plain in theimmediate
neighborhood of Orange Court House
there were assembled the troops which
composed the then unconquered Army of
Xortliern Virginia. These were clad in
rags but wreathed with victory; their
Hags were soiled and tattered, but upon
them were inscribed the immortal names
of Cold Harbor, Manassas and South
Mountain ; their arms were battered and
blackened but their fire startled the
nations and reverberated around the
world ; their bands were decimated and
out of tune, but they still discoursed the
inspiringstrains of "Dixie," "The Bonnv
P.lue Flag," and " The Girl I Left Behind
Me." And though many a gallant leader
was absent because "off duty" forever,
Jackson. Lonifstreet, Stuart. Earlv.
Ewell, Hill, Rhodes, Gordon. Hampton.
Pettigrew and Fitzhugh Lee were there
to do honor to Carolina's illustrious
Arrayed iu two confront insr lines and
with their bronzed faces beaming with
pleasure and expectancy, the noble
veterans awaited the coming of the old
chieftains whom they had followed in
triumph so long, arid of the youthful
Governor, whose devotion to the cause
and tender care of his own troops had
already made him the idol of them all
Finally the cannon boomed, and General
Lee and Governor Vance appeared, and.
amid a storm of enthusiastic cheers and
avalanche of friendly greetings, rode
slowi.v alone- the excited lines.
It was a stirring scene, and as I rode
with this distinguished company and
gazed into the battered but radient faces
around me, and listened to the grand
' ( onfederate yell," which met their
Kfeat commander and Ids honored truest.
I felt that it was indeed an occasion to
be remembered, and realized that I stood
in the presence of heroes and conquerors
of the men who had made history, and
even from their enemies the reputation of
being "the bravest soldiers who ever
marched to the music of battle
So soon as the review if that militarv
love least can be so designated was
enueo, rue men and officers came crowd
ing around the elevated platform which
had tieen prepared for the orator, and
ior two nours gave nun their most
earnest attention.
The day was truly a proud one for
V.-v-k l'.-- . 1 r , ...
-uuiM uumuii aim ior ner gntea son,
i nd a more appropriate, effective and
1 "lo,llient- address was never ottered by
i human lips. I'nder thp infinpnepnf hi
" ' tJ?n' KP
I and
" ntfcmf 11 KTiiX. iia.ll L I II I U blS
touching allusions, his stirrincr
apieals and deep pathos, and in a word,
his magnificent aud resistless eloquence,
the audience wa stirred, enraptured,
enthused and carried away as if by the
spell of a magician. Xot' a manwho
heard the impassioned outburst of
patriotic inspiration would have hesi
tated to die for his country : and I am
convinced that in many an hour of
supreme peril afterward it rang like
trumpet tones through the soul of those
who heard it, inspiring them to a high r
courage, a nobler effort, purer patriotism
and a more heroic martyrdom for the
cause which thev loved so well. If aught
of lakewaimness or despondency had
been produced bv the machinations of a
selfish faction at home thev vanished as
the morning mist before the rising sun
under the spell of this good man's match
less eloquence. I heard General Lee
remark that Ciovernor Vance's visit to
the army had been equivalent to its
reinforcement by fifty thousand men:
and it sowed the sed of a friendship
between those two true hearted patriots
which fructified even amid the dark days
preceding the surrender, and grew and
strengthened long after the land which
they loved so well had drained the cup of
sorrow to the drugs.
It was then that he made classic the
term "tar heel," which others had
hitherto applied in derision to the Xorth
Carolina soldiers, by addressing them
us " fellow tar heels" and demonstrating
that the sobriquet was but a synonym
of that tenacious courage which made
them stick to their post in the hour of
danger upon so many hard fought fields
to their, own imperishable honor and to
the eternal glory of the mother State;
and ever afterward, during the war and
up to the present moment, the most
subtle compliment which can be paid to
a Xorth Carolinian who followed the
banner of the Confederacy in all of its
vicissitudes of fortune until it was furled
forever at Appomattox, is to call him by
that homely but blood baptized appella
tion of " tar heel."
Dr. Warren has this year died, and
so soon followed by the man whom he
loved so well aud defended in every
conflict. Thus it is, men are passing
away, greatness, honor and renown all
are going to the eternal home, and may
we all feel as we approach the inevita
ble the beautiful sentiment expressed
in the closing verse of the touchiug
hymn read by the distinguished Dr.
Hoge in his remarks at Senator Vance's
funeral iu Washington :
Then when on earth I breathe no more
The prayer oft mixed with tears before,
I'll sing upen a happier shore,
" Thy will be done !"
Our Correspondent Writes Inter
estingly of Various Topics.
419 G., X. W., Washington, D. C,
April 24, 1894.
The overshadowing topic with Wash
ington is the coming of C'oxey and his
arniv of unemployed workiugmeu. The
' Wilson Pill" has had to take a back
seat and even the Preckinridge-Pollard
case dwindles before the all-consuming
subject. Morning, noon and night; at
the table and around the fireside; in the
office and on the street corner; in season
and out of season Loxey s Army holds
the boards. 1 he District Commissioners
on Monday issued a proclamation in
which they advise the different bodies,
marching to join the main bodyT before
entering Washington, to turn back, stat
ing that there is no work here for them,
that their coining can not possibly ad
vance their cause or ameliorate their
condition in any way and finially that
the laws relative to the parading of large
organized bodies, through the streets
of Washington will be strictly enforced.
It is impossible to tell what theoutcome
of the whole business will be, but I fear
that if harsh measures are used toward
these people it will result in very much
magnifying the importance of the move
ment and give the "calamity howlers"
and anarchistic orators all the material
they want upon which to base their har
angues " agin the government."
These people are coming here claiming
that they want work, yet when two hun
dred of them were offered work at East
St. Louis a few days ago at $1.50
a day they refused. It seems that they
are very choice about their labor. If one
chances to be a hod carrier he can not
roll a wheelbarrow or throw a pick be
cause that is out of the line of his pro
fession. In like manner would a steve
dore refuse to cut cord wood. If thetruth
were known I expect the vast majority
of Coxey's men would be a badly disap
pointed lot of people if they should come
and find good honest work awaitins?
The advance guard, which consists of
two men, arrived in the city late Monday
evening and at once reported to Colonel
Kudstone who is the local representative
of the movement. 1 hese men have the
appearance of thrifty farmers. They
each bear the name of White and each
is in his forty-second year of acre. One
of them is a Confederate veteran, who
served with Co. I, sixty-first Va. Infantry,
and the other a veteran of the Fnion
who bore arms with the Ohio troops.
One of the most inconsistent things
about their "army"' is that they arecry
ing hard times lustily, yet they claim to
have money to pay their own way. Their
leader, "Citizen" Coxey, is now in New
Y'ork selling horses at almost fabulous
prices and from all accounts he person
ally has little room for complaint at
Dame Fortune.
Since I have alluded to the celebrated
breach of promise suit recently so promi
nent before the people, I want to say that
I think (and I am not alone by any
means) the verdict awarding Miss Pol
lard fifteen thousand dollars, or fifteen
cents for that matter, an abomina
tion. Xo one will plead for Colonel Breck
inridge anything but guilty. There is
and could be no excuse for a man of his
standing and holding the honorable
position he does to fall so low, but to
award this woman damages when she
had willingly and persistently submitted
herself to the man whom she knew to be
married, whom she could not, and did
not, hope to ever marry, is an inordinate
stretch of justice, it seems to me. Miss
Pollard is a bold, bad, shameless woman
who took advantage of the death of his
wife to win Col. Breckinridge either by
marrying or exposing him. He is a bad
man and should have been exposed, but
she is a worse woman and should nofhave
been given a verdict.
It is a source of gratification that the
Democrats in the Senate are rapidly get
ting together on the tariff and I believe
the Wilson bill will become a law and be
put into operation not later than the
first of July. The Democratic party and
the country would be in much better
shape had this long wished for reform
been inaugurated long ago, but better a
little late than never.
The working plans for the . Post-office
and Custom House building at Xew Berne
are in the hands of the Supervising
Architect for final adjustment, and a?
soon as this is finished, which will be a
matter of onlv a few days, the contract
will be submitted for bids. It is to be
sincerely hoped that some of our own ex
cellent Xorth Carolina firms will secure
the contract. I see no reason why Vance
county should not furnish the granite
for the structure.
Senator Jarvis' credentials were pre
sented to the Senate Monday morning
but the Senator is not expected to arrive
until Wednesday night.
In his sermon Sunday morning from
the text " Come let us reason together,"
the Rev. Dr. Byron Sunderland pastor
of the First Presbyterian church here,
after alluding to the doctrine of the
different denominations, aud showing
that in the vital principles of religion
Protestants were mostly all aggreed, he
spoke of Romanism and its teachings
and said there must be a vast change
somewhere before Romanism and Protes
tantism can ever join hands in the work
of evangelization, and unless a change
does take place there will sooner or later
be one of the greatest religious conflicts
in this country the world has ever seen.
The Doctor may be right, but let ns trust
the conflict will be considerably later.
G. M. X.
Don't fail to see the new Spring Goods
at H. Thomason'8. A magnificent se
lection. Good goods and prices lower
than ever,
for Innts
' Ca tori is 90 wt3 -
I recommend it as rapf rior v.
known to rue." H. A. Aci;
i:i So. Oxford St., Brw
, ... N. T.
"The use of 'Castoria is so a.cral and
its merits so well known that it tfuji work
of supererogation to endorse it. i k are the.
intelligent families who ilo not kvep astori
within easy reach "
Caklos Matyi, 0. D ,
New York City.
I .ate Pastor Blooming dale Reformed Church.
Tb Cs.vTAca
Mil. till IOO per cent, more
What Shall I
Shall we sell you a SPRING SUIT? Overcoat? Hat?
Scarf? Anything. Do you want Underwear, Shirts, Collars,
Cuffs, Shoes, Trunks, Valises ? We have them.
There is a great difference between them. A famous
orator has said : " There is the same difference between
talent and genius th .t there is between a stone mason
and a sculptor." After visiting all the othci stores in
town you will be convinced that
We are the Sculptors ;
Others are Stone Masons
Every day the public is invited to go to A's and take
advantage of bis wonderful Pin Sale ; or to be sure and
profit from B's Thread Slaughter ; 01 to grab the bar
gains to be had at C's Discount on Needles.
That is
Our policy is to sell everything, whether pins or silk,
thread or the latest dress novelties, at the very narrowest
margin. Compared with the catch-penny methods to
which v.e allude.
In conducting our business our aim has always been to give satisfaction to
our customers both in QUALITY OF GOODS AND PRICES. To succeed
in both lines requires experience, tact and special facilities for purchasing at a
low figure. An inspection of our stock and prices will convince you that our
aim has been successlul. Our stock was never LARGER AND MORE COM
has been carefully selected and embraces everything in the line of GENERAL
beat on Shoes for Men, Women and Children. All styles and qualities
FEEDSTUFFS, &c, which I can save you money on.
Lassiter's Old Stand Main Street,
and Children.
Caatoria cvar OoIIe, Oooattpatioa,
Bout Stomach, DiarrhaM. Eructation,
Kiila Worm, girea ataep, and promote
WithMttinjurious medication.
For aerrral yean I haw recommended
your OaBtoria. ' and shall always continue to
do so as it has invariably produced beneficial
En win F. Pardbb. M. D-,
m19m Wlnthrop," tSSth Street and Tth Are.,
Sew York City.
CouTAxr, 71 Mdsbat Stmst, Nw York.
FLOUR. &'., in the Celebrated
(Frank Wilson's
more made in keep
ing poultry. Also POWER MILLS AI
FARM FEED MILLS. Circulars sent on
WILSON HROS., Easton, Pa.
Where Shall I Get It?
Easily answered if you'll
only look through our line
Spring Campaign has be
gun with us in earnest. The
variety of patterns, the ex ten
sive assortment of weaves,
the many shades of color
ing, the perfection of finish,
and the originality of design
shown in the splendid col
lection of CLOTHING which
we are able to show, will
convince you that great care
and good taste has been ex
ercised and much time and
experienced judgment given
in getting together our new
Spring Stock. These goods
have been specially selected
with a view to their superior
excellence in all points, and
their quality cannot be im
paached. The prices cannot
be touched by woui.bdiE
Hut mere assertions and
boasts signify little in the
Clothing realm. Come and
see our goods for yourself.
Style and quality determine
and these rare Spring Suits
have both. Take them as
they come and you'll confess
that equal values were never
before within your reach.
Every taste, every notion of
cheapness finds its response
in our stock. Simple, ornate,
extravagant and economical
Suits are all here displayed.
Shapes were never more
graceful, materials were
never more attractive, and
prices were never more
Stone Masonry
. . This is Sculpture
Sale lot ! t, .
1 -lull fll liv )ml.ii ,
hichest bid'b'r. (n tinMi; -r v, . j
linjr May Tib. thf -I-., , ,'1
lots if land mentioned l , ,,,.
taxation in the c:u 1,. '
named lvliv, Xo ?;itM i!.,
the State and county h i r respectively
for the si.t !:
to take place itt thecmnt ! ... ;
Uendeion. S.iid laiuU ail
Vance county.
Taxrv t .
Bill!!, Eliza 4 acres Ian, I $ 1,7
Hurwell, Kil I. 1 town lot ;,
Gilliam, Maftliew :'. acres
land l? k.
Hawkins, W. 1. .".acres
Hawkins, Mrs. M. I.mi acn s
land and 3 town lots
Hawkins.Granti'aeres Ian :; ;i
Hughes, W. H. 1 acre laud 1 ;i;
Jones. David 1 town lot
Linthicum, Elizabeth Mis.
1 town lot (,.;;
Lewis, Nathan 1 town lot
Iewis, Jane 1 town lot
Mei rimon, Dennis 1 1 11 lot l(
Owen. Wallacp 1 town lot 1.7
KoHbiiison, Jeff 1 lot 2 i7
Kobards, J. H. i lot
Koberts, J. 11. 1 " lot i t;;
Kowland, Jno. 1. 1 lot ;. m
Steel, Julius Mis. 1 lt i.;-,4
Williams, Ia'wis 1 it .'.Hi
Wortliaui. V. 11. 1 ' lot .;7
Walker. K. L. 1 " lot '.;
Smith, Lark in 1 " lot ;;i
! !:.,.
' ' -it-
; 4j.
Stone, L. II. irl acres land .-. us s . v
Overton, J. W. ;5 t n lots in..", 1. ; , : ,
Minni.Kurno townshu
Puley, J. W. it acres land '.(.7 7-.
Hawkins, V. M. a ices
land KI.S4 Nl
Topps, It. L. Jt".'4 acres land si; 711 ;iVi
Parties whose names and piopei tv :ii'r.,r
in the above notice can govern tliiMiiN. h'
1 1.. .1 - . .1
Hi-ioiuiiiKM ineieio, 1 in- aoovc i,
win mi om 101 iiiiuiii 01 i;i t-N a a,-,
set forth
This April 4tli, 1;.
k. a row El.l.
Sheriff of Vance cou:,:
Tin-: nirkovi n
Monitor IncnTjator !
Medal mxl lilm1
awanled ;! World's I an
Hundreds of testimonials fiom all i.u:
of the world, as to its merits over ail
other makes. Large look with cnK t,,
stamp. A. W ILLIAMS.
lio SS. ISristol, wiiii.
CAUTION.-If a clraler ofierw "W. I,
Douglas SIioch at a rtHlul r !. or k:i
he has them without 11 nam stain... . ..a
bottom, put him down as a fraud.
W. L. Douglas
W. L. nOL'GLAS Shi-s arc MvlMi. .1 1 :
tinjf, ami pive ItUr satisfaction at the j t ...!
vertist'd than any other mukr. Try m- y m ..: ;
be convinced. The stamping of W. 1 i ..:.: '
name and price on the hotti.in, wlii- h u.ir v '"
their value, saves thousands of dull. its ;tl -1( ;
t those who wear them. Dealers who j : f
sale of V. I. Douglas Shoes ain -u
which helps to increase the mles m thi n 1
of i5fMd-i. I !u-v can aflord to m II :tt ah- j
and we helievi von can save iikuh v hv !! 1 .. . .
yonr !otvc;u- tit the dealer advert isrd I . i...
t":italiru free upon application. Aihli
W.JL.UOi;iI.AS, lirockton.Ma. : ! ! r
Barnes' ClotMiiE Store, Henderson. N.C
Mrs. H. D. Clnircli, Brooteton, N.
llaviiif: honhttlie interest of Mi A K.
Taylor, I will continue lmsim-s m tin
fame stand Main street, oppo-it.- tl.
Bank of llender.'-on where 1 will l
pleased to see and serve my f 1 1 i 'l - :A
former ciistonteis and the ptililio jj.-ii.t-ally.
(Jonductini; tin; only exclu-iv.- har
ness establishment in Henderson, I run
at all times a full and complete stork
Harness. Saflis.
Collars, Tads,
Halters, Whips,
L. r j:i:k
Horse lil.inkcts
Curry ComLs.
lirushc?, V' ., 'Vk
In fact, everything in the li:n n - li!'1'
r.nd am fully prepared to meet nil ;,, -
tition and tfive customers tie- r:
bargains obtainable. Trice-, a b. r
dealer, no matter who In is.
-?"A 11 kinds ot renaii ing pi iin' i 1 1
well done at reasonable cliiii'-.
. JIndouteal Cover Kver !'
New Style Skeleton a-.
The only Machine that will S-w i;.V K;
WAHD as well as FOKWAKI' ; '
stopping. Quiet, Light Iluniiing.
able in all its parts.
wk sell, to ii: li:i:s oM-
Correspondence. SIi-ft'",'
wim.ia.ti pirrr.K. r
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