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"Oaroliita, Carolina, H-eaehst's Blessings JLttejstd HIer. (SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 Cash. VOL. XIII. HENDERSON, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 3, 1894. NO. ID. The Old Friend Ari'l the bo.-t t'ri'finl, that never iilsyou, i.-s Simmons Liv r liejm lator (the Kod '.) thai'.s what you ln::ir at tin; in-utio!i of this fxcdlfiit L;Y.r iii'-di-iii-, and '0Ii 5-houM hot hi; civ ;i:-k-l that uiivtliini? !-'" will do. it i-5 thts Jin '' Liver J.Iedi-f;iin--i; V. T i" ti;;;n 'ills, and tak-.-s tli'i .!a'-t; of (,(iiiiii;e and Ci.I-.m.-l. It: Liv'-r, Kidie-y jrive.s ii i:io twn. This ;.s want. fr.M h Liijuid, or iii ! dry or ina-hi i : t n-.'.-t iv did l'r,- th- vh.-I : !: .-.ii -1 tii J'rUL'L' A-- In I-' i a t. .,. on the Is and Vol. ill t :':!, b -KV!'itV J'.'.I'K '.:: II.. tli- '. lilnl II. r.ii oi J. II. Z.KIMN a i i . i ix IM-f-. STANDARD LiEiild Rinnan, ta Noise. Fastest Sewiw. MmA Atlaciiiiicuts. Tno tii'- operator ! s than an Ih.r Machine oil tlie mai'r.rt. W. Iv Mi;-- will In- li iT'i.y In i-.Iain iiu'iits t. 1 1 it !!! - a!,l j 1 1 1 I i . i i ; and u. S. & C. WATKINS, Ul.MKl:iN. . , its l-.t- lol V;ii Fra !!!.! ( .1 an il h n en:ii! n- I i r:i ' Li i i i il ?Mh THIS IS OUR of it we chtini to lmvo the best Kt)'k of scissoiiablo uocds in town, and at uitt s that will pU t'ita&e you and vmir iiofki-tbooiv. And wo are i'onrident that investmution wik vauso your vh'vv to coiiu'itle with firs. Will vi u lk i We carry a complete stock of every thing in STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES. Canned t'.oo.h , ( 'or.tertionei ies, l oicipi and lo:iH-lic l'mits. ("lieese, Cr.u kers, Cakes. Ihitter. I'"gus, C.reen Crocer.e--. to i.undv t 1U iirulai attention I .i nvest prices, i.t ..f KoVS ICR'S er from Christmas. iciii a oound just C.M let! Will sell at j what it co-t at wholesale. Call earl v. Next to W. S. l'aiker Co. W. H. WESTER &BR0. W. PARkliR, DRUGGIST Hl.XI' ;rs" X. CAROLINA. i V AK1KTY I. A K OF New Field and Garden Seeds. MOW PRICKS. Onion Sots. YeiiS'cTwiiiie. Alsj the Great Mnltiplycr. r Hair, Tooth andS Perfumery, Soaps Kail Brushes, Js Cigars, c. A full ninl Ciiil,.K' line nf Di:i cjs a n l iira;isTs sin iuj i:s. 1 cany a beautiful asei tinent of TOILi:i ANI FANCY A RT1CL! s. l'llMlS AM) SM OK Kits' (JOODS. Prescription Work a Specialty. ; i t :-.'(-' t. ; a r" ii r p i i l'kli I S To Si ll T1IK I 1M1.S. IIE.miNE WII.I. CL UE HK-XDACHK AND NEURALGIA. IIISTOMCGIIOTJND. THE ANCESTRALHOMEOF HOKE SMITH. Montpelier. Granville County, (Now Vance) A Spot Familiar to Many of Our Readers Some- thing Concerning the Old Place ! and Its Former Occupants. I:V MRS. UCKRO V. HARRIS. 1'hf ancestral home of Hoke Smith' i ii. am.esirdi nomc oi none snrnn s maternal progenitors is Montuelier. ! progenitors is Granville county, N. C. It was built prior to the Revolutionary War by Judye John Williams, the great grand- lather of Mary lkent Hoke, who j married l'rof. Smith, of New Hamp-j shire, the father of the Secretary. It is ! one mile from illiamsboro, one of ; three post towns in North Carolina ! . 1 , . v"lu""a , during the war ol the Revolution. ; Montnelier is aonroached bv an i 11 J i avenue a mile lonii cut throutin a primeval forest of giant oaks. This i ! avenue is wide enough for four car- ! ri;sges to drive abreast down its entire j length, the viv i, it ; ,,..rfr-,y., o.,,rrVf o i-.u, cVa, b '1"1 of the old house in the large i lawn, about the sie of Franklin square, is very imposing. The house is built of the heart of the pine, but is finished inside with hand rnrved oak. The drawing room and library open on a central hall, as wide as the average Washington House. The ball room on the recond story is nearly as large as the East room of the White House. The hedge of ancient box trees, in which Mrs. John Wil liams hid her silver from Lord Tarleton's troops, is still standing. Across the hall from the ball room is a triangular-shaped bed room, which j is said t be haunted 1 v the "host of a ! , , I house of threel reckless son of the generations past, who met with an untimely and unnatural death. This, room overlooks the old family burying ground, and there are strange noises to be heard coming from the grave yard when the wind is in a certain iliii'i ti.in I i-m' i .inliitili cnMfi irnnt 1 .....i ... i"""""V I tne iimbs ot tne trees wiucn striKe tne tall (,a.rara marble monument ol j Agath-i Wiiliams Rurton, the beautiful i apd only daughter of . Judge Williams and "reat-grar.dmother d Hon. Hoke Smith The poorer while people and ii:e Kgroesdo not accept this solution the lost however, and many ot , ... , , ; n atsert to tr.is day that thev have i , , . ' . - ! ii I I turning Mont Hi- wi ich'"' i r. when untenanted, and that th ey have seen tne "ghost Hitting about the grave yard. Montpelier's ghoit is as fixed an institution among these people as the pension roll is at the Interior De partment. ghost" flitting In this old graveyard is the un maiked grave of Chief Justice Leonard IRnderson, the father of President Andrew Johnson. When Andrew Johnson v;.s President he was invited to Raleigh to unveil the monument which some of the citizens of that State saw fit to erect to the memory of an estimable tailor, who was the husband ot President Johnson's mother. Andrew Johnson went, but referred to him as " my reputed father." He, as well as the friends and descendents of Chief Justice Henderson, knew whence Andrew Johnson got his brain. A son of Chief Justice Henderson has called our attention to the strong resemblance between the family portrait of Chief Justice Henderson and the picture of Andrew Johnson. The monument paid for by the State of North Caro lina marks the worthy tailor Johnson's grave at Raleigh, but a heavy stone, which was pointed out to us with the request that we should remember the spot in case future generations should care to mark the grave of the distin guished Chief Justice," is the only headstone to show where the father of Andrew Johnson rests. Mrs. John Williams was the sister of Judge Richard Henderson, the father of Chief lust ice Henderson. Henderson and Hendersonville, N. C, Henderson, Ky., ami various other towns in the j South were named for Judge Hender- j ... i i 1 .).,.,,..i,. i SOU aim Ills uuiiicioua ucsLciJuaiiu, nearlv all of whom cither local or national distinction. The Hon. Archibald Henderson was a brod.r of Chief Justice Henderson ana granmatner 01 lion, jonn ateeie an(j j)0icies that tradition and history and accepts that Presence and Provi Henderson now a member of Congress I , ii -i,,. iviipvintr a we do we dence as the controlling power of his life, from North Carolina and Chairman .. . . of the Committee on Postofhce and Post Roads. University of North Carolina Summer School for Teachers. A summer ot hers who d school for teachers and iiteto stuiiv mil ne m id from .Inly - to July L'S m the I niversity buildings at Chapel Hill. X. C. The tni - tion fee is 00 which admits to all the instruction. The faculty includes sixteen folessors selected from the faculties of .- . x .1. i'...i: 'p. tlie I llivcrsiues in .u.uh o,. num. ieA;ts and Louisiana, the State Normal and,3"""3 " Industrial School for Women, and the tion. Graded Schools of Charlotte, Wilming- -ton. Raleigh and Gohlsboro. The fob Cityeus : You call this house of lowing subjects will be taught ; Latin, yours only a stone's throw from the Greek, French, German, English I.an- Station ?' gllUJie anil Literature, -vniu ri.on, t'ivies. History. Pedagogies, Arithmetic,! t t hiAinotrr 1 a tni Sinrvoririir 1 I . X 4 1 . . -. i..l lV,,wtretinn Volitienl (JeoP-rnnhv! lit'tivi v v-ii.-h i.t..-.., - - r- - r . j I'hvsieal Geography, Hotany and Polit- iea'l Keonomy. Methods of teaehine will be discussed j theoretically and illustrated practically 1 by means of model classes. ; P.oard and furnished room may be had ! for the month at the hotels for $15.00, nioreciieapiv mi .i-iv;iie uuui-. i Km need rates wi 1 be irranteu oy an Reduced rates will be granted by the rail roads. For circulars with full details, address President Winston. Chapel Hill, N". C. I. 1 he m au who doesn't want anything ret it. loesn't n ZEB VANCE IS DEAD. BY EDWARD A. OLDHAM. How strange the sound ! Undying is his name, Ini mortal is his memory ; they came, A product or his own, his native soil, Revered and loved by every son of toil. Zeb Vance! Uhe ery name is honor's Its loyalty into all hearts' have grown ; own- :: ime1 name, m honor s ken. Could e'er supplant this simple cognomen. i His name was synonym for hope and song, i Fei cheer and laughter, and for truth so ! stron" ',,le P tne ido1 of t,,e ,d North State A tlf...rt,ni man ,., -nM r hate. a. sterling, gen rous-neartea iriend, Sincere and honest, faithful to the end, But now 'tis true that o'er his restful bed Uis native pines will whisper, "he is dead:" 'Neath heaven's great rotunda, laid in ,s,f f,,s honest mausotrueso(jre8t, Ami o'er him nature's obesequies will fall, Aml chant a requlm for his noble soul. In many a little school-house, by the way, When lessons shall have ended for the .... ay, 1 ItA Hi (C1 wo until nwa tinll lunr a And tell the children that " Zeb VTance is .1 .1 And home, with voices hushed and awed uiey ii go. And tell, with wondering, the news they know The very cow-bells catch the strain so dread, And slowly dole the news, " Zeb Vance is dead." And when his life's good angel shall have brought Him safely to the paradise he sought, And led him to the threshold of the gate Not long tlio servant of his State will wait. Nor Governor nor Senator will be The signal or the rank of his degree ; But loud hosp.nnas, " Welcome, welcome home," And loud the welkin ring, " Zeb Vance is come !" DEAL GENTLY. f Wilson Advance.! During the last campaign in this . -..p.o. ... v... State, much harsh criticism and ridi j i j i culing was indulged in by many of our exchanges. The fact was manifest then that a large part of the Demo cratic party was dissatisfied with the public measures for the relief of the j country, and were dropping out of its I MnV fnrminfT anAlhpr mrtv that " should be more in touch with the ! masses. As soon as that fact became mani fest, the Democratic newspapers of the I State, many of them, began a system i ff nlirsp nnH ridirnlf TI-ipv tViniiahf , rM;ll!na. mnwmmt ,hat jthe ranks . anj , . , . . ... . ictiuus wuuiu uc mow iii ciiiisiiuj;. , , , c , I he result has shown how false was their reasonine- We are ,ed r,'sht , an argument. Of course ridiculing ! false premises are perfectly legitimate I and proper in the arguing of any I question, but when the ridicule is j turned upon the person representing those promises it loses its force and j misses its purpose. In this year of campaign the same condition ot affairs confronts us. The same alienation of a considerable body ot former Democrats is manifest, except that the disaffection is greater than it was two years ago. The same species of harshness and criticism of the Populist leaders are being indulged in by some of our contemporaries, which, we are sorry to see. It can do no good. It can not fail to do harm. Calling Mr. liutler Mary Ann has no merit at all. It can win no one muKes nut nttie uinerenee now tie tells from the ranks of the Populists. It !'ef!t10-r-v,I'ro!ide1d 1ior eome wa f. , from his heart. But if he thanks vou in can have no effect upon Mr. Butler a pW!unctory way, and gives you the himself. It can not strengthen the , impression that lie is performing a rather Democratic party. Indeed we believe irksome duty, he may speak in choice it weakens it. At any rate we believe uage, but his voice has no music . . ,. , . , -for your ear. Everything depends on such ridicule is disgusting to honest consciousness that you are his friend, Democratic hearts. We are quite sure : and on his eager and complete apprecia that that procedure has driven many j tion of that fact. of the Democrats into the Populist! A great many prayers are not prayers .. i .. 1 1 4 .. . .. 1 1 li party. x,.., -v. v......v.v, lu i.u. core. We've always supported every ticket the Democrats have nut in the field, and expect to keep on doing so until a better reason is given for quilting its ranks than we now see,! but we do unhesitatingly protest -su.i -.uuuuluus a u.upa.gU slander. Uedo protest against con- ducting a campaign of ridicule and - t- backbiting, and shall be uncompro - . - .,, t f . ,, m.s ng n our ou cry for fair play. ,i i-"-"- ii i 1 1 '- t i i- r 1 1 r ! rii" luriu . h 11 h i . a;vl.,,Pfi nf unme nfi i,.; ,;tnrc nnw Jn if ranlfS ir win j into the good old position . . . n 7 r , . c jean sec no reason iur icFa,...,s i";Rpirit of pmver pervales his life. His ;all the tradition of the p r:y and Hps may never utter a word, and yet he ' abusing a set of men just because they communes with the Lord, i happen to differ from us. It is against j - weal artist has painted a picture iu - i . v,.. ' which Christ, who is the "light of the ;Our principles to do so. lhey have ( worW is ,.epre8ente1 landing at the their opinions, and if we can t convince ; door iu the "night time with a lantern in them by reasonable, legitimate argu - mf,nt then thpv arp ent tied to hold , n , nnr rwwr : "-'" .v.. . r;c, mai 13 " in mis iree iana, ana me man wno ridicules instead of offering reason , o . , c. , llusticus : Yes. Citvcus : " Then I'd like to see tho i ""11 wllO threw the StOUe !" , , " . ow Try This. ; i. rnu nnil;n ml iU shk1t do vou ginxl, if vou have a cougb, cold or an: troubie with throat, chest or lungs, pr King's New Discovery for consurapr ti0j,. COiighs and colds is guaranteed to give relief, or money will be paid back-. Sut- r - i TMnna l.ion1 it incf I li a thimr, and under its use had a speedy and perfect recovery. Try a sample bottle at our expens-e and learn for yourself just how rood a thine it is. Trial bottles free at . Melville Dorsev's drug store. Large size 1 KV. and ?l.v" ABOUT PEAYER. IT IS BOTH A PRIVILEGE AND A ! DUTY. I 1 J -tttv, ttt.-d- j Vl ttt a j ' When We Read the Word of God, , He Speaks to Us, When We Pray, We Speak to Him Help ful Thoughts for Old and Young. r TNew i'ork Ueraid.J Pray without ceasing. I. Thessalonians. v. 17. We are frequently told that prayer is a duty, but it ia yastly more than that it is a privilege. We might go still further and say that it is a necessity. All men pray either consciously or unconsciously, even the atheist who recognizes a blind Force in the universe which may either fall with crushing weight or bear him to good for tune, and to that force he utters an ejaculation in the emergency, as though it could hear and save. Prayer is either an offering of gratitude or a petition for help. If the Christian's faith is genuine he keeps the way always open between himself and Heaven, feels quite at liberty under all circumstances to state his case in his own terms, is sure that the Lord has not retired beyond hearing distance, and that what he asks for will be granted if ou the whole it is best that it should be. This relation between us and the upper incites to noble action and mightily re pels from vicious practices' To use a homely illustration, when a man is pos sessed by the grand passion of his life the purity of the woman whom lie loves is in subtle way transferred to his own soul. The love both restrains and urges, not in her presence only, but in her ab sence. She may be invisible for a time, but she still controls him. The deed which he would do without compunction becomes impossible because in imagina tion her eyes are looking into his. A good woman's love therefore is the strongest moral force in any man's life, for in some mysterious way she has thrown his standard down and set up her own in its stead. In like manner, the knowledge that God is solicitous for your welfare, that the spirits of the departed, like "a cloud of witnesses," are round about you, that all Heaven is nigh at hand, can scarcely fail to give that kind of dignity which makes baseness repulsive and virtue at tractive. The artist pupil draws a straight line when the master stands at his side, though he may be careless when he is alone. If the master has a personal in terest iu his jjupil and says, "You will do grand work some day.; 1 am always in the studio, consult meat your pleasure," the student is enkindled, and all the talent which nature endowed him with is brought to the surface. To be able to call on the Father when ever our urgenoy requires His presence, and to feel that a whispered cry will bring to our aid a goodly company of those invisible beings "who walk the earth both when we wake and when we sleep," is to have our lives so changed by what seems to be magic and what is really mystery that our outlook is brighter, our ambition is higher, and even our afflictions are radiant with un wonted hopefulness. There are some practical details in connection with this subject which are quite worth considering. The value of a prayer does not depend in any degree upon its form or upon the attitude you assume, but solely on your filial confidence and your earnestness. You may kneel or stand or prostrate yourself accorning to the demands of temperament or habit ; you may use the words which have been formulated by others and which have been sanctified by the usage of generations, or you may express yourself in such language as you can summon at the moment these matters are of no consequence whatever. If your child feels grateful for the love you have bestowed, or wishes to ask a favor which you may or may not grant, according to your best judgment it i ul uu. -v jreai uiuii.Y wuijjeu nurua ny ! as high as the roof and then drop to the grounu again, one can commit as ' grave an offence by praying insincerely as , by not praying at all. A soul is neither saved nor helped by words without feel ; mnrkerv ing, lor sucli prayers are very close to - The true prayer is i quiet, talk with ; the Almighty behind "closed doors. Or 1 1 I r I fill Mil. Ill Mllllllltlfr 11 Ml I I'llllllllllllt with Him without uttering a word. An ; Pager i,ut unuttered thought will reach Heaven more readily than the most ! golden form of speech that lacks either ; faith or confidence. Mauv of the prayers j tlafc have caIed a Inultjtudo Q? Infnis. a : : : a - c . . i : i i j utiiik npiniH irum lite aKiex nave uaa no or simple ejaculation. If one is profoundly sure that the Iufi- , 3g XtiX He prays nuuuui ceusinir, ir ine ! , . i 'il . ,, r i t . his hand. i ou niiiKB a mistake, niereiore, wnen you think of prayer as a ladder up whic h the soul laboriously climbs to Heaven. ine aian wun me lantern is a ways near wueu iue suauuna lun, auu 11 you; pray vou simply unbolt tha door and bid Him enter. He hanjrs the lantern in your room saying. "While the night laats j you will need it; when the morning dawns sorrow has darkened." As St Augustine said, "When we read! the Word. God sneaks to us: when we i pray, we speak to Him.' Zebulon Baird Vance was the greatest North Carolinian of his day and one of tht greatest men this State has pro duced. He was loved by his people, who knew him to te true and honest and courageous and large hearted and of rare intellectual force. As citizen and soldier, Governor - mid Senator he discharged his duty faithfully and leaves an unspotted record. On the banks of the beautiful French Broad he sleeps the sleep that knows no awakening, and North Carolina mourns the loss of her noblest aud best loved son. Winton Tff"rco Jovmch CARD FROM PRESIDENT WINSTON. Biblical Recorder. ooh communications have appeared re- cently n the Recorder and other papers, suggesting either directly or indirectly that the University is not friendly to the ,$apti8t and their intere8t8. There Reerns to be a feeling m some quarters that the success of the University means the failure of Wake Forest College. Such a result has not been produced in other 1 j :. . X',. I. niuifK, uur uun ii Htrui ntwvi.v in .iwim Carolina. On the contrary a'l of ourcol leges have flourished together. From 18(58 to 1875 the University was practi cally closed. But Wake Forest did not flourish during this period. With the re-opening ef the University in 1875 be gan an educational revival. Since then Wake Forest has not decayed in pro portion as the University has grown. On the contrary it has doubled the number of students and trebled its en dowment. As an educator and a citizen of North Carolina I rejoice that IJaptist philan thropy, Baptist energy and Baptist self- sacrifice, in establishing and endowing ake I orest, have added over a quarter of a million dollars to the educational wealth of the State, thereby enabling some two hundred young men annually to enjoy the benefits of higher education. Instead of aiming to cripple or destroy such a college, 1 would rejoice to see twenty like it in North Carolina. The State is made richer and our people are made better by all its schools and col leges. There is need for every one of them and more, f rejoice iu the pros perity of the A. & M. College, with its two hundred students, of lrinity, of Davidson, of Wake Forest, of Klon, of (iuilford, of Yadkin, of North Carolina College, of Catawba, of Weaverville, of Rutherford, of Peace, of Salem, of St. Mary's, of the Greensboro Normal and Industrial, of the Greensboro Female College, of the Oxford Seminary, of the Chowan Institute, iu short of all schools from the log cabin up. There is need for every school or college thathasstudents. ere I a Baptist, 1 would reioice in the success of the State University ; I would rejoice and be exceeding glad that so many Baptist boys are enjoyingits great apportnnities ; that the two best scholars in the University are Baptist boys, de vout church members, boys m humble financial condition, one a painter, the son of a painter, now educating himself by loans from the Deems r und and from private sources; I would rejoice that so many of the leading trustees and tjiat five full professors in the Faculty are Baptists. I would thank God and take courage that the Baptists are seizing and using such fine opportunities for cul ture and improvement. I would tell my people that they needed not only Wake Forest College and a great Baptist Female University but also the A. & M. College, the Normal and Industrial School for women, theUni versify of North Carolina, Judson College and as many others as we could use for the improve ment of Baptist boys. I would cry out " open wide the doors of learning and let the Baptist boys and girls go in." I hare never desired nor attempted to toll away students from Wake Forest. Last summer my clerk distributed 25,000 catalogues, circulars and pamphlets (all printed) in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee. They were sent broadcast. About ten thou sand went to pupils in schools and colleges, among them Wake Forest. I did not single out Wake Forest nor any other school or college. I ordered them sent to all. I neither expected nor de sired to entince students from other col leges. As a matter of fact there is only one student in the University, pursuing non-professional studies, who came from Wake Forest. My purpose was to ad vertise our professional schools and graduate courses. Were it possible, I would put a University catalogue in the hands of every man and woman, every boy and girl in America. The fact that such documents were sent to the son of the President of Wake Forest College ought to show their wide distribution and the entire absence of hidden designs on my part. I distinctly state that I have never knowingly solicited any stu dent to come from Wake Forest to the University. On the contrary I have dis tinctly advised several not to come. University scholarships have been given, and loans made and students can vassed for without inquiring as to whether they were Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Friends, Hebrews, Moravians, church-members or nou-church-inembers. The University lias been freely offered to all. The Bap tists are as welcome hero as anybody else. They can not afford to turn their back on the University, and they are not doing it. Should they do so, they would deprive their own boysof splendid oppor tunities now freely offered them. Let Wake Forest educate all the boys it can. Let the University educate all the boys it can. There are more poor boys than both can help. There are five thousand boys oi means waiting to tie inspired with love of learning. There is abundant harvest for all the reapers. The University will soon establish a Commons Hall with free lodging and hoard at cost for needy boys. The poor Baptist boys will be welcomed here too. I shall never refuse to help a poor boy because he is a Baptist, and 1 shall hail the day when Wake Forest College fur nishes education entirely free, with a roll of five hundred students and an endow ment of one million dollars. Geohuk T. Winston. Chapel Hill, March 31, 1804. And now again comes truly Yours, published by the renowned Sunny Clime girls of yore. It sings the same old song, yet ever new, of the amelioration of mankind and woman kind too from the thralldom of the "same old see saw" style of journalism. j They ask what has Income of Carl , Pretzell. Twitched and others of our ; oW Grab Hook. friends- Well, we , , . . t , , sse they are cracking jokes and studying up sells on the brethren and sistern in the Danmas crass and ; wood5ine grovcs of the great beyond. Quien Sabre. Chenoa Gazette. How's Th is? We offer one hundred dollars reward or anv case of catarrh that cannot be cured y taking Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHEN El" & CO., prop'rs, Toledo, Ohio. We, the undersinued, have known F. J. Cheney for tha last 15 years, and believe him perfectly honorable in in all business transactions, and financially able to carry out any obligations made by their firm. Westi Truax, wholesale drucgists, To ledo, Ohio. Walding, Kinnan & Marvin, wholesale druggists, Toledo. Ohio. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Price, 75 cents per bottle. Sold by all drutrgists. The road of fortune does not pass by every man's door. ZEBULON B. VANCE. SKETCH OF HIS LIFE AND PUB LIC SERVICES. His Early Career and Subsequent Achievements Solicitor, Leg islator, Governor, Congress man and United States Senator An Example Worthy of Emu lation by the Rising Generation. BY HON. KEMP P. BATTLE. Zebulon Baird Vance was born in Buncombe county, North Carolina, May 13th, 1830. His father was a merchant of that section. His mother's father, Zebulon Baird, was one of the trusted citizens of Buncombe, for many years chosen as representative in the General Assembly. His father died when he was quite young. His mother devoted herself to his training. Her means were slender, however, and his education was confined to Pike's arithmetic and Webster's spelling bock. But young Zeb had an inquir ing mind. He read every book that was within reach and being gifted with great quickness and a stong memory early in his boyhood he began the ac cumulation of the stores of illustrations and stories which afterwards made him famous as a speaker. A gentleman from the senior class of the University, traveling in Buncombe, met young Zeb Vance and was amazed to find this half grown country boy so conver sant with the Bible, Shakespeare and Scott's novels. He then predicted his subsequent success. ENTERS THE POLITICAL ARENA. In 1852 Vance went to the Uni versity ol North Carolina, where he spent a year. He stood first in his class. He then began the study of law and soon admitted to the bar. He made Asheville his home, and was at once influential with the jury, his humor and ready eloquence never failing of an effect on the mind of the average mountaineer. Vance went early in politics. He was elected to the Legislature in 1854. He was one of the most prominent men in that body. His peculiar powers were not fully developed, however, .until 1858, when he took the stump in opposition to the late W. W. Avery as a candidate for the National House of Representa tives in the mountain district. When Vance announced his intention to op pose Avery he was applauded for his gallantry, but laughed at for his sup posed folly. In this campaign Vance, then only 28 years of age, displayed those qualities of a stump orator and leader of men for which he afterward became conspicuous and unequaled in the State. By his powers of present ing arguments and facts and by his winning ways he stole away the hearts of the people. He was elected by as large a majority as the year before had been given to his Democratic prede cessor. In Congress he was an active and watchful member. He took sides strongly and labored earnestly against secession, at the same time warning the country against coercion of the Southern States by force of arms. H is appeals for the Union in Congress were earnest and powerful, but when Sum ter was fired on he cast his lot with his native Stale and took up arms against the Union. TOOK. UP ARMS FOR HIS COUNTRY. Whatever Vance did he did with all his might. He was one of the earliest volunteers marching to the seat of war in Virginia as a captain in May, 1861. His promotion soon came. He was elected colonel of the 27th Regiment North Carolina troops, in August, 1S61. He was among the brave fighters who drove McClellan to his ships on the James, and brought his regiment off" safely when Branch's little army was overwhelmed by Burn side at Newbern. He was a faithful and gallant officer, and civilians and soldiers united in the demand that he should be the next Governor of North Carolina. He was chosen by an over whelming majority in 1862 ; two years later over the late Governor W. W. Holden. As Governor of North Caro lina Vance displayed talents for which even his most ardent admirers had not given him credit. He exhibited ad ministrative and executive powers of the highest order. It was his prov ince to execute largely the functions of a war minister, and when the full history of the war shall be written it will be found that Zeb Vance excelled all Southern Governors in vigor and ability in these regards. In the midst of the very death struggle of the war, 1 . 1 .1 a. 1 . . U 1,1 ne msisteu uui u c umua.y m.uu.u subordinate to the civil powers. It should be known and remembered throughout the civilized world that all j during the time when the Confederacy . , ri , 1,7. -.u-n 1 was vainly fighting .for life, and when one-fourth of the State was over-run i by contending armies the great priv- urge oi uic win u. "" .pu, never suspended. North Carolina had a Governor brave enough to enforce its mandates in the midst of conscript camps. ETECTED SENATOR. In 1870 he was elected to the Sen ate of the United States, but on ac- count of the disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment to the con stitution, was not allowed to take his seat. In 1872 he was defeated for the same high office by a coalition between Judge Merrimon and the Republicans He was nominated tor Governor North Carolina by the Democrats in 1876, and elected by a large majority over Settle. He i?ceived the degree ofLL. D., from Davidson College in 1867. In 187S he was again the nominee of the Democrats for United Stuie Senator, and was this time elected. This position, to the credit of North Carolina, he held to the day of his death. His fame as a statesman was widespread. He was known all over the Union as leader of the Democratic wing of the Senate. He was ever tear less in his efforts lor that which would benefit his constituents. HE WAS TWICE MARRIED. Senator Vance was twice married. His first wile was Miss Harriet Espy. To them were born four sons, all of whom survive. His second wife was Mrs. Florence Martin, of Kentucky. Their home on Massachusetts avenue, in Washington, was the resort of all North Carolinians who visited Wash ington'. Their mountain home, Gom broon, was a beutiful retreat for the mountain-loving Senator. He was aptly styled " The Sage of Gombroon." A SATISFACTORY APPOINT MENT. fAtlanta Constitution.! The appointment of ex-Governor Thomas J. Jarvis to the Semte to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Vance will be acceptable to the whole South. Senator Jarvis is a man of the people, and a true repre sentative of the Democratic sentiment of North Carolina and of the whole South. He is said to be a man of j great personal magnetism, of splendid j judgment and he has the full confidence j of the Democracy of his State. He j rose from the plow handles, and his l wonderful success pays a tribute to tne genius ol the man. Having had lhc advantage of nothing more than a rudimentary education, and being forced to earn his own living between the plow handles until after he had attained full manhood, he persistently applied his natural gifts with such success as to force his way into the very front rank of the great men of his State. lie is said to be a remark able all round man a man who is good at anything at which he is put. He has no special meteoric gifts, but is a man of such unusual resource that all of his strong points, when taken together, give him a decided advantage over others who are specially gifted in one quality or another. He is one of the fovein st men not only ol North Carolina but of the South. His character is without reproach, and his virtues and ability have found full recognition in the many honors he has received, not only in his own State, but from the Federal government. In the last State campaign in North Carolina he carried the chief burden of the Democratic party and made able speeches throughout the State. As a statesman he is wise and far seeing, and is a man of intense practicability. As an advocate of the free coinage of silver and tariff reform, he made one of the most remarkable successes ever made in a Democratic campaign in North Carolina, com pletely routing the opposition and strengthening the party at a time when it was thought that it would show great losses in the State. In Senator Jarvis an entirely worthy successor of Senator Vance has been nominated. Governor Carr is to be congratulated on the wisdom of his appointment, which is eminently satisfactory, not only to North Carolina, but to the South, and which should be satisfac tory to the people everywhere, who believe that every pledge of the Demo cratic platform should, in party honesty, be redeemed. A UNITED PEOPLE. The people of this country are a united people. We do not mean simply that the United States is the name of the foremost American Republic, but that the people are united on all the essentials of successful government. There isoo part of the world, savage or civilized, in which I am an American" is not the proudest ac clamation of man. This is an element ol strength and security at home and abroad. Are the people of North Carolina a united people? If so, it is matter of sincere congratulation. Not many months ago, indeed not many weeks ago, it was the current belief that animosities existed Iietween our Senators, and was shared by their respective friends, to such an extent as j to make us a divided people. We trnir hal if snrh ha: !iffn thr condition u has d forvcri - J Qur Mofed Vancesleeps in the bosom of the State safe from the shafts of envy and malice, and of all tributes paid to his memory none is so beauti ful and appropriate as that presented by Senator Ransom. We trust that bis elrwment wnrrl wi!'. irf. irv f.-ir h , e L c . . t Why should it be thought a proper . thing to be called an Last Carolinian or a West Carolinian? We are all ; North Carolinians, and thank God ; there is nothing to make us ashamed ! of the name. It will'be sad indeed if North Caro- iina continues to be shorn of her strength through the wranglings of her sons. New Berne Journal. The man who called sarsajrilla afraud, had good reason ; for he got bold of a worthleiw mixture at " reduced rates." He chanced his opinion, however, wlieu he of legan to take Ayer's Sarsaparilla. It pays .. V... a.r.fnl u'lu.n t,iii-lnT mtirini , ! , The childs first qnestiou is the first round in the ladder of knowledge. LiUte May Bentley Born a Genius Disease Threatens to Cut Short a Noble Career But Hood's Sarsaparilla Restores Good Health. LUlio May llPTitleyis an aroomilthet elocu tionist and natural Ivoru speaker of only TJ yrani t age. 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