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THE ANCESTRALHOMEOF HOKE
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. !
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.
avenue is wide enough for four car- !
ri;sges to drive abreast down its entire j
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 !
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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
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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
The poorer while people and
Kgroesdo not accept this solution
lost however, and many ot ,
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n atsert to tr.is day that thev have i
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Hi- wi ich'"'
untenanted, and that
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
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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
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of the Committee on Postofhce and
University of North Carolina
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ZEB VANCE IS DEAD.
BY EDWARD A. OLDHAM.
How strange the sound ! Undying is his
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 ;
:: ime1 name, m honor s ken.
Could e'er supplant this simple cognomen.
His name was synonym for hope and song,
i Fei cheer and laughter, and for truth so
',,le P tne ido1 of t,,e ,d North State
A tlf...rt,ni man ,., -nM r
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
'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
1 ItA Hi (C1 wo until nwa tinll lunr a
And tell the children that " Zeb VTance is
And home, with voices hushed and awed
uiey ii go.
And tell, with wondering, the news they
The very cow-bells catch the strain so
And slowly dole the news, " Zeb Vance is
And when his life's good angel shall have
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
And loud the welkin ring, " Zeb Vance is
f Wilson Advance.!
During the last campaign in this
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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
touch with the
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
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ictiuus wuuiu uc mow iii ciiiisiiuj;.
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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
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
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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,!
-su.i -.uuuuluus a u.upa.gU
slander. Uedo protest against con-
ducting a campaign of ridicule and
backbiting, and shall be uncompro -
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m.s ng n our ou cry for fair play.
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
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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
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in mis iree iana, ana me man wno
ridicules instead of offering reason
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llusticus : Yes.
Citvcus : " Then I'd like to see tho
i ""11 wllO threw the StOUe !"
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IT IS BOTH A PRIVILEGE AND A !
-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.
TNew i'ork Ueraid.J
Pray without ceasing. I. Thessalonians.
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
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
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-
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He prays nuuuui ceusinir, ir ine
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. 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.
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
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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
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-
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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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
A UNITED PEOPLE.
The people of this country are a
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
Are the people of North Carolina a
united people? If so, it is matter of
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
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
LUlio May llPTitleyis an aroomilthet elocu
tionist and natural Ivoru speaker of only TJ yrani
t age. Kile Is the only clili.i tomiM-nini o Kot
Brer before tlio public. Hi r cfiilus, howover,
lid not exempt lu-r from an attack of a dts.use
if the Mood. Her own words bost tell the story :
" C. I. llood & Co., Lowell, Mass. :
" I heartily Join with tlie many thousands th.it
are recommending Hood's Sarsaparill.-i. I i;lt
been trouMod from infancy wilh HtlK-niik-i in
the head. 1 was eoni-l!ed to leave school upon
the doctor's advice. He tluniKlit it was theouly
thing to save my life, but 1
Continued to Crow Worse.
I was persuaded finally by a friend to try Hood's
Sarsaparilla. The use of o:;n hottlo acted ef-
feoUvely upon tlio blood and I began to Improve.
After tlie use of throe bottles the gathering
eeased and I am cured of mv former Iroul 'o. I
owe my life aud will always'remnin ali.ie tm iid
to Hood's Sarsaparilla." l.u.i.m May Hi st
LEY, Shelby vllle, Indiana. ict Hood s
HOOd'S PUIS act easily, yet promptly
flieieutly, ou tho liver and bowels, ac
makes th homo circle completo. Thii
Kieut TemiH-niuee Drink e.ui-K pi, n;
urn and In ultli to every n'int i-1,1 iny
family. A li". pnekngu nniUi-s (
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Sold everywhere. Made only ty
Tne Chas. fc. Hires lo., pru!".'a.
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FOR THIN PEOPLE.
Are You Thin ?
Flesh made with 'i'liiiiacina Tablet- is a
scientific process. They create peitect
assimilation of every fin 111 of IihmI, eeiel
iim valuable pails ami iliscanlint; ile
worthless. They make thin faces plump
ami round out the figures. They are the
for leanness, producing 12 to lbs. per
month, containing n n.r-iiir, and
C;tiuranle'd Absolutely llurmlckm.
I'riee, prepaid, 1 per box, C for
Pamphlet, "HOW TOIJKT FAT," free
'I lie T HINK I !(l Co.,
!U:i Uioadway, New Ymk.
ClnniM-fl and lM-aitlH-M the hmir.
rroiuotva luttfitaiit grui.1h.
Knvcr Fil to Kc1 or Uriy
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