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THE HENDERSON GOLD LEAF THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1895.
3 I The Gold Leaf. ESTABLISHED 1881. BY MANNING. THAD TERMS OK Si Pre copy "r. ar. " " C, months, " 4 i:si;RII'TION: T.ri We desire a liveajrent ami corrc.-ixHulfJit at every jiostoflice in Vance anI adjoinii -jr en'int'M's. . . , . . , , , Correspondence on all Mibuct- of oc:ii and general interest and oph-ior s upon matters of public concern, are invited. Tin- editor will i.ot In ie-por.sitle for the views or statements of c.i i-.oiidents an'l reserve the rii:M at nil tin?--; to revise or ieject any article In; may tliiiik proper. One side, onl of the paper must be written on anil the real name of the writer accompany tbe contribution. No attention will be paid to anonymous let ters. TI1UKSIAY, MAKCII 1. ". AN OPEN LETTER From W. R. Henry to ex-United States Senator H. W. Ransom, now Min ister to Mexico. I'lttnt s : " 1 do believe these npplnti-es : re For new honors that are heaped on Csesar.'' C.slrs : " Why, 111n.11, he doth bestride the narrow woi Id Like a C0I0-.MIS, ind we petty men Walk iimler U bin.')' b-j:-, ami peep about To liml ourselves dishonorable Slaves. At;e, thou art slmm'd, Rome thou h:it lost tin; breed of noble I 1 1 mil s . When went there bv an aire since the great tlnod, U;it it wa-i fam'd with more than one man .Now is it Rome and room enouuli When there H in it but urn on! v man." lh.M.i:i:si,N, N. ('., I'. ,. l's, '.)T,. Si.VKTMl! M. W. IJwsom, Washington, l. pin,- Sir : I hsivo ;i letter this inorii iiitffroin i dist iuiruinheil Noith t'aroli iitiin now in Washington, to uliom I wrote n few ila.Vri iltfu, reijllest iu;r him to seeyou and to learn po.-iliveiv what vn'i pro- p used to do with in v aplilieat ion bli Federal Hie. I lis reply i.s liefoi Hie. He says: To be pei feci ly candid with you. I do not think there is any chance for your appointment. Senator Ransom says he has done everything in his power for you and that he will continue to do his best for you, but sees no chance to get you an appointment. To be perfectly can did with you, I will say that 1 do not think there is any chance for your appointment. Your services t' tin paity entitle you to a place and I wil 1 aid you in any way 1 can. In a let ter to you on .Mareh l."t 1 said "I desire to be just. l'lease answer Ihis iUestinii: Why have I been Selected fur saei iliee? The most ordinary justice Hives me tin- rin'ht to ask, and I demand to know t In-reason for my noii-appoiut-meiit." Tn t his let ter you did not reply. On March 7t h I sent you n copy of the letter I now publish, fearing you mig;lit lie called away before I could secure pub lieal imi, and knowing; t hat if 1 seat you a ropy I cnuld publish my letter at ni con venience. You say you si-e no chance for my ap pointment. Two years iiii I placed in your hands, at your suggestion, my papers of en dorsement for t In Consul icncralship if Rio de .laniro or some other place . This morning; t hey came back to inc. Tin-y are now before me. It is necessary to an appreriat ion of what I am to say that I call your at leiitioii to the magiiiiude of my endorsement . The printed index to my pap. is will si ow that I was endorsed in themu-t usi- iiualilied terms bv the Slate leii:i;-ratii KxeClltire Commit tee. the N. C. Mealier of Congress, the I'resiilent of t !ie Slat Kemocratie Clubs, bv both branehe of the Legislature, by all the State olii is, by tin President and ex-I'resident of the I'niversity, by the I'.Iectors at Large, Ihe District Licet ors, the Speaker ami ex Speaker of the House of Representatives, t he .1 in ires ol t he Supreme t on rt. .1 mlges of the Superior Courts, the Members ol the Railroad Commission, Presidents ol Trunk Line Railroads in N. C , by let ters from most id the Lditors of tin State, by editorials in all of the princi pal papers of X. C, by three hn.uhtul lit hr from prominent Democrats of tin State, liv l -I it ions from most of tin count ics, bv pel it ions from the Tobacco I'ourds of Trade of Nort h Carolina and Virginia, bv petitions from Petersburg Richmond, Lynchburg urn Danville; by letters from Senators Walthall am (Icorge, of Mississippi; by a letter from Senator Vance, and by a letter from ex ( !ov. .larvis, afterwards Senator. It i.s proper that I should set forth the sub stance of a few of my endorsements, which indicate the character of tin1 whole: Hon. Llias Cnrr, Hovernor of North Carolina, wrote on Nov. L'.'trd, lS'.ll: Mr. Henry is a lawyer of ability and after fourteen years practice at the bar has added to his justly earned reputation as a lawyer, that of being a powerful cam paign orator. He has repeatedly can vassed the State in the interest of the Dem ocratic party. In issj, 'st, 'ss, ,)(), '.) and '! be made each year a canvass of the State in the interest of Democracy and iru'recer and whi nerrr the party needed him he cheerlully gave his services to the best interests of his party. Thus far helms had no recognition, when other men have been appointed whose labors for the party could not equal Mr. Henry's. If party sesvice and ability and zeal are to be con sidered when Federal patronage is to be bestowed, then I feel that he is Justly en titled to some position under the National tlovernnient commensurate with his abili ty and lalnirs. Hon. ('has. M. Stcdman wrote on Dir. 1 1th. IN'.) J: I take the liberty to add my name to the list of those who think Mr. Henry is wor thy of a much higher place than the one named (Genoa.) I hrve known him well for years. He is eminent as a lawer and orator, is a gentleman of the highest moral character and deserves, by virtue of his merit and of his political services, a high reward. It is strange to me that men like Mr. Henry (and he is the most conspicuous example I can recall to mind) should be passed over. No name has been suggested from the State of North Carolina more worthy of recognition than that of Mr. Henry. The Hon. A. C. Avery, Associate dus tice of the Supreme Court of North Caro lina, wrote on Di-c. 17, 1M) I : The leading men of the Democratic arty throughout the State of North Caro ina stand readv to bear testimony to the value of Mr. Walter U. Henry's services as a canvasser in every campaign for H vears past, and to join in recommending bis appointment to some place that would prove a tit recognition and reward for what he has done. Mr. Henry is an elo quent and powerful public speaker, a gen tleman of pleasing manners, of extensive attainments and of high character. 1 feel confident that he would represent the Government creditably in any position to which he may be assigned. The lion. Walter Clark, Associate Jus tice of the Supreme Court of North Caro lina, wrote on March '2'., 1892: You have Just made one of the most brilliant and effective campaigns I have ever known. Your magnetic qualities as an orator, your extensive attainments as n lawyer, and your high character as a man entitle you to recognition at the hands of the incoming Administration. Dr. J. II. Tucker, President N. C. State Medical Society, said in lS!e: Mr. Henry is a gentleman of high and spotless character, a lawyer ot recognized aoility, and a speaker and orator of power and brilliancy, lie has been a life long Democrat and for ten years past has given his time and talents fieely to the party. Mr. Melville Dorsey, a prominent Demo cratic leader, said : AV. R. Henry is in the prime of life, is a student a scholar, and an orator. Lie is a member of the Supreme Court liar of the. I'nited State-t, ami -a Democrat of the broadest kind. In the la-t cainpaing he was one of the most powerful speakers we had on the Mump in North Carolina. Ir. W. T. Cheatham, Kx-I'resident X. C. State Medieal Society, Haul in 1S92: Mr. Henrv is a gentleman of culture and distinguished ability, a learned lawyer, and as a teacher and defender of Demo cratic principles is the peer of any man in the htate. Mr. Ilenrv's speech on Friday, was a powerful and effective one. full of zeal, thororoughly ported and thrillingly elo quent, he is one of the most brilliant can vassers of the State. Henry Blount in Wilson Mirror. For earnestness, power, eloquence and logic, the speech of Mr. W. R. Henry at Halifax was simply grana, ana places mm by tin; side of North Carolina's greatest orators. Dr. Oeo. jv Matthews in liewier- son Ooi.d Leak. After Henry's first speech in Scotland Neck there was a universal and enthusias tic demand for his return. Arrangement was made for the 'J'.Mh of October. On that day he arose before an audience of mx thousand, and said: ''This is the proudest day of my life." He had reason for feeling so, for "it was the gra idestden' onstratioti made in the Statu, except the one in honor of htevenson at Winston. For tln.-e hours Henry spoke with an elo-('!-i,ce that rivals that of any man who I eei graced the hustings in North i . olii' t It u -s a great speech and met eve; v iieinaml of the in ; i nation. Hon. K. E. agnificent demon- llilliard in the JJeiuocrut. Of mv speech in Winston in 1!2 the S'-idutKL said: Henry's speech was a gem of logic in a golden setting of conviction lb sp;ike three hours in the Opera House to a very large crowd. He is an-iuniien-e man phys ically and mentally. 'I m- N p.onaii v not a more logical anil eloquent 'pKUi-r on the Den i oc i at ic stiitn p iiitm-eiuitjaigti. l'loininen! citizens cioAiied ainunil Mr. Henry to offer their congratulations. lion. S. A. Ashe, editor JN't'itv Our vrr, said editorially in March, lfsii.'l: Walter R. Henry is seeking the position of Consul General at Rio. Mr. Henry de serves well at the bauds of the Democratic party in North Carolina and of the new administration. He is a man of unusual ability, of great powers, of high character, and an indetatigauiu worker. Among the many who did such valiantservice during the last campaign, Mr. Henry took rank irith (he firt. The following will indicate the senti ment of the leaders of the Democratic party, of North Carolina, in regard to my continued noii-appcintnient: I Ion. .James 1 1. Pou, Chairman of the State Democratic Lxi-cutive Committee, wrote on March 4th, IWl.i: During IK'jl I noticed his course closely. He made an extensive canvass of the Statu. 1 had reports fimu every place and 1 can say '.iiniuaiilr.Mlly that Ins canvass was one of great po er ntnl effect. Tin; appoint ment of no man would ;.ve more pleasure to the Deuiofi .its of Noi ill Ciiiidina than would the appointment of Mi. Henry. The. universal sentiment of the Dcneic' MS of the S.ate (as far as 1 can hear) is mat he deserves a good appoint n. cm at the hands of the party, and n prist; is exniessi-a at his not having received u Hon. S. A. Ashe, one of the ablest Democratic editors in the State wrote on I .-c. 22inl, 1 Si) 1 : You ought to have been among the first whose merit and services were to In rec ognized by the Adiniiii-; ration. Tn.it you have been "stood aside ' so long is a gieat injustice and I have never comprehenited either the "why or the wherefore." Mr. Henry has been expecting an ap pointment under the Administration lor two years, but as yet has been disap pointed. His many friends in North Carolina indeed the whole State think that he has been treated badly. He ought to have been given some recognition for his hard work in the various campaigns thiough which he lias labored for the Democratic party. The Democrat hopes that he may now 'be successful in seeming a good appointment. If work i.s ever to count for anything Mr. Henry certainly deserves a good place. Scotland Neck I), morrat, Dec. 20th, 1HIU. If hard work and faithful service to the puty are any recommendation, no man in the State is more deserving of recognition than Mr. Henry. For several campaigns he has been in the forefront of the battle, and it is no credit to the Administration that his claims have been so long neg lected. 7V Eaxtern Rfjlcctor, Jan. 1895. Mr. Henry has performed enough ser vice for the Democratic party to give him a good claim upon it. He has not only the merit, from a partisan's standpoint, which not only warrants, but s:uggests, his recog tion, but he has capacity for public place, and it is a trille discouraging to party workers to see him overlooked while party favors go to undeservers. It is high time his claims had due attention. Charlotte Observer; Dec. IK'jl. Says one of the most distinguished Democrats in the State: If you are not appointed it will be an exhibition of fume ingratitude on the part oi party leaders. Says another : It is a great outrage that something has not been done for you before this, and I most earnestly hope something will be accomplished at an early day. Says another: 1 have felt all along that an injustice had been done you, and others given good poal t ons who had no claims upon the party comparable to yours. Another gentleman, one of the most prominent Democrats ia the Western portion of the State, declares: It is a shame an outrage that in the distribution of patronage you have re mained unappointed. You have not been surpassed by any man in your faithful and efticient work for the party, i sdill hope that Justice may be done you. One of the best known Democrats in North Carolina says: You have been Very greatly wronged, and worse than that " vou have been wounded in the house of your friends," (so called.) Senator Ransom, who worked to secure positions for persons not a hun dredth part as worthy as you, and secured them, too, could have long since given you a good and lucrative place if he had desired to do so. I have been practically deprived of two jearsoi my uie by relying upon your promises. Through you the golden ap ples haveturned to tushes upon my bps. I am told that you will continue to do your best for me. Iain pointed to the possibility of a vacancy. I do not look to you longer for anything. After two vears waiting I refuse to rest any hope upon the possibility of a vacancy. I'nder all the circumstances the suggestion that I .! 111 t ! . biiouiu uo so is out utile snort ot an in sult I am told that you see no chance for my appointment while hundreds and thousands of Republicans retain their position in the service. On January 2:i,lS'.)r, Iwroteyou: "There is a Chief of Ih vision in the Sixth Auditor's office. Treasury department, rilled for fifteen years by a Republican by the name of Hurbank. My informant says also that 1 ost master General Ibssell appointed a Republican to a $2,000 place the other tiay and .Mr. t arlisle gave a New Hanin shire black Republican a $2, 500 place recentlv.' Many positions in the Foreign ser vice are still rilled by Republican. Consuls some ot whom were appointed by Grant, uarheld and other Republican Presi dents. As late as January the 17th, '1)5, I called your attention to the following Consulates filled by Republicans : Osaka and Iliogo, appointed in 'S9. Nagasaki, appointed in S0. Nassau, appointed in '77. Dunfermline, appointed in 'SU. Plauen. appointed iu 89. Genoa, ap pointed in '83. Buenos Ayres, appointed in '74. Brussels, appointed in '89, Can ton, appointed in "82. Ningpo, ap pointed in '70. Bristol, appointed in '91. Goderieh, appointed in '82, and Barcelona nppoiuted iu "90. All these were Republican incumbents. A place cannot be tyind for me, but one uw found for a negro as Consul to Calais, France: another for a negro as Minister to Bolivia; another for a negro as Recorder of the District of Columbia, one of the best offices in the Govern ment while many negroes are retained in the Departments, and a negro was re cently appointed Consul to Santos, Bra zil. A place can not be found for me, but surely a place could have boon found, this being a Democratic Administration, if I . 1 Lll I A you iian not tasen an omce eijuui iu seven $2,500. Consulates for your self. You promised me a four thousand dollar Consulate two years ago next April, or to speak with absolute accu racy you told me to give you my papers. You took charge of them, and though you kept them in your desk about seven weeks, until a tobacco arummer irom Danville, Ya., without political prestige, was appointed Consul General to Rio, for which I was endorsed, you carried them to the State Department aud after wards, on several occasions, asked me "if a fT.OOO Consulate would be suffi cient," remarking that "Mr. 0,uincy liked me very much," that a "smaller Consulate would not do,"' and that yon "would see to the muster of climate." Your warm inquiries about my littlechil dren in this connection eaped the as surance of an appointment and cemented my faith in your sincerity. You told me after that in Weldon that 1 "would be appointed," and said: "Go ahead, Walter, and do your duty, and it will be alright." Protesting all the time that you were doing everything in your power for me, you told ine last summer, com ing out fro n our audience with the Presi dent, that you had never before that day "really pressed my claims." The following gentlemen, among others, had been appointed from North Carolina before you ever " really pressed my claims for recognition :" Kerr Craig, $.'1,000; Joseph us Daniels, $2,250, then $a,000;. Wr. Sanderlin, $2,250; A. D. Jones, $8,000; Eben Alexander. $0,500; T. It. Jernigan, $8,000; Paul Faison, $3,000; W. P. Roberts, $4,000; William Little, $3,500; W. II. S. Burgwvn, $3,000; George McCorkle, $2,000: Mr. Shaw, $2,000; Pendleton King, $2,250; W. E. Faison, $2,250: J. C. L. Gudger, $2,000; Peter Wilson, $2,000; W. R. Cox $0,000. Not to speak of the three lour and six thousand dollar appoint: ments in ZNorth Carolina. Protesting you were doing your best for me, you had Mr. Gudger appointed to a $2,500 position in the Department of Justice. I had asked for a place in that Department. I have been told that Mr. Gudger was one of your strongest opponents in the West. He announced in the papers, speaking of his appoint ment, that the office " sought tltt man and not the iran the office." I find nothing in the career or party work or sentiment in behalf of either of the gentlemen above named that enti ties him to precedence over me, certain ly not to the extent of a denial of just recognition. You have never given me any reason for my non-appointment, nor for the policy of not really pressing my claim until last summer, lint the reason is "So clear, so shining and so evident That it will glimmer through a blind man s eye. You remember you complained to me one night about ance being a Republi can county. If I had lived in a county that was expected to return a Democratic member to the Legislature I would, no do jbt, have received recognition as soon as any one of the distinguished gentle men above named. The trut h is you have sacrificed me to your own plans, and you must entertain some personal hate also, for you have been so heartless. Dm itig the past two years, though I have written you many letters, you have never answered one, nor have you had your two Government paid clerks to do so. One of the chief badges of a gentleman is to answer a gentleman s letter. A pub e servant a statesman sys tematical! v iiiils to answer letters, either because he is too indolent or indifferent to the commonest dictates of courtesy or because he is afraid to commit him self to paper appreciating the latitude allowed by verbal communication. "A formal deed with seal and signature A spectre tins irom winch you siirink atraia Hie word its lite resigneth in the pen .Leather and wax usurp the mastery men. Though his right arm hangs shattered and useless by his side, ex-Senator Thomas J. . larvis never fails to answer letters written him. And the last time I saw the great Zebulon 1$. Vance I looked down from the Senate gallery upon his disease stricken form and hair grown gray in the faithful service of hispeopl he was writing a letter, no doubt to one of his constituents. He was holding the pen in his trembling right hand, and vainly trying to steady it with his left VV hat a lesson for the courtly Ransom You are a great man. You are one of the greatest men I think I have ever known. This is true. Your smile is like a benediction; you have the manners of Chesterfield ; the majestic bearing of a Roman Senator; the form of,Appollo;the eloquence of Demosthenes; the magnet ism of Mesmer; the tongue of Lysias and the hypocrisy of Mephistopheles r ull of honors, titles, flattery, fame, you nevertheless remind me of the words of Queen Katherine to Griffith, touching Cardinal Wolsey: "He would say untruths and be ever double Both in his words and meaning. His promises were mighty, But his performances nothing." Like Mibrabeau, to quote the words of .ecker: 'You can descend with the greatest fa cility into Inferno, and rise without effort to the brow of Olympus." I have for many years been your friend I have been an ardent admirer of your genius. I have believed in your patriots ism. When in the last campaign you thrilled your friends by your splendid andimpas sioned declaration that, A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loviDg favour rather than silver and gold, I thought it came from your heart. I was warned by many good peopl against putting faith in your promises 1 repudiated their suggesiions. I realize that up to the recent past I had only known Dr. Jekyll, I am now acquainted with .Mr. iiyde. According to the spirit of Jeffersonian Democracy, office ought to be given to those n tio merit it by work for the partv I nder our Institutions the Federal patronage due a State goes to the domi nant party to help perpetuate it in power. To the extent that it is controlled bv any one man for his own purposes to that extent it is a gross injustice to par ty workers and a blow at the life of the party itself. The Chairman of the Democratic State Executive Committee of North Carolina in a public address declared nearly two years ago that I was one of three men (he named) in North Carolina, who ought to be appointed before all oth ers, by this Administration. I have not asked or expected office at your hands as a personal favor. I asked for a place because the Demo cratic party said I deserved it, expected me to receive it, and since you have con trolled the patronage expected it tocoin through vou. Your disregard of the wishes of mv en dorsers aud of the sen timentof the Demo cratic party of North Carolina in my be half is one of the best evidences that you have long possessed power dangerous to a free people. You have made their most powerful letters appear as blank paper you have laughed at the appeals of com mittees; you have paid little or noatten tion to the words of the press. Your will has been the law. lou have been allowed bv Mr. Cleve land to control the patronage of North Carolina because you have been faithtul to his plans and policy. You have distributed that patronage, in many instances, with too much regard to the retention of your seat in the Senate and too little for party workers' merit, and the wishes of your constit uents. Because of a revolution in this State, in part owing to the disgust of the peo ple at your mpthod and their determi- nation to put an eud to your omnipo tence, commonly called lossism," vcu lost your seat iu the Senate, and now the 1 resident sends j'ou abroad as a sub stantial reward for your fidelity to him ; for being, says the Washington Post, of the 16th, in a laudatory notice, j A steadfast friend of tbe President in I tbe Senate, eTen going to the extent of voting for the repeal of the Sherman Sil ver Purchasing Law, against the sentiment of Am (your) State. The President has crowned you with the mission to the Court of the Moutezu- mas, but you will go there without the endorsement of three-fourths the popula tion of your State. It was peculiarly meet and proper and entirely to be expected that your con firmation as Minister should be moved in the Senate by John Sherman, the arch enemv ot silver, your tate and the South. They are homely sayings, but true, "straws show which way the wind blows"' and " birds of a feather will flock together." Having denounced G rover Cleveland at Chicago, you were dubious about ap proaching him in the early part of the Administration: how comes it that lie allows you to control the patronage of this State and then gives you one of the greatest offices in the Government, while the patriot Vance, whose virtues you could eloquently eulogize, but which you have uot quite often enough imitated, was in ill favor and without influence at the White House? Thinking that some personal or politi cal enemy might have libeled me to the State Department or the President, I wrote a letter to the r irst Assistant Sec retary of State, Hon. Ldwin r. Lhl, a few days ago and requested hint to con fer with the President and the Secretary of State, as to whether aught had been advanced against me personally or other wise, t rom his very kind and courteous reply I quote as follows: I have much pleasuse in assuring you that nothing whatever, in the slightest degree, reflecting upon you has ever be. n represented to this Department. Kut as evidence of the Aigi esteem in which you are held by the President, 1 may mentiou your appointment by him as Consul to Curacoa, and his regret that you could not see your way clear to an acceptence of the same. I was appointed in April last Consul to Curacoa. This was indeed a hitrh trust . I am aware that men take Consulates and defray their own expenses, for the honor attendant. But I was not asking for a Consulate for glory. Nothing could have induced me to take my wife and children to that equatorial, fever stricken climate. The compensation was not sufficient to induce me to go alone. After I had declined in s appointment you declared it would have been " mad ness" in me to take it. The State Press ridiculed it as unworthy my acceptane The New Berne Journal said : The place is noc of the rank to which the gentleman was entitled by his splendid services m tne last campaign, but it is recognition of his claims and may lead to something better. It was. a distinct recognition ot my claims. My declination was endorsed and commended by the party and its leaders. 1 was promised something bet ter. How could it be honestly withheld: To den v or vreuent my appointment to another place, instead of the one it was conceded I could not accept, is properly denominated political robbery You have spoken in my behalf, and apparently most earnestly and power fully. You have spoken eloquently for others. Y'ou have so directed matters that they have been appointed while I have been ignored. Results speak louder than words. The New York Times says: The scourge is lifted, nothing is left of the Fifty-third Congress but a bad name It is dead and the country is glad. You have been as false to me as the late Democratic Congress, barring a few good men, has been false to the people. Y'ou must be blinded by your vanity, or you would see that when you took a great Mission, to my exclusion, asserting that you had done the best you could for me, you committed an act that bears such semblance of bad faith that even your friends cannot defend it. Having assumed charge ot my papers and become my representative to secure office, in the State Departmentif possible, you could not, tciih honor, take a place for yourself, especially in the State Depart ment, knowing sue 1 action would swell North Carolina's quota beyond the banks, antl prevent my official recogni tion. To say that you have influence sufTic ient to have conferred upon you a great Mission, with or without the asking, and not enough to obtain for me a Consular or other appointment during the past two years, is so illogical that it appears false on its face, and at all events puts an end to the absurd statement of your friends that "you have done your best for me." Soys the New York World of Feb. 22nd: The haste with which Democratic poli ticians of high and low degree have been falling over each other in a scramble for the Mexican mission is exciting unfavora ble criticism iu every direction. The body of the late Minister Gray was hardly en- route from the City of Mexico before a pe tition wes ueing circuiaieu in tne senate chamber in behalf of Senator Ransom J. lie salary is M7.500. which amounts to more than $35,00U in silver in the City of Mexico. The petition was extensively signed on ootn sides oi tne chain her oy &en aiors who at ine same time remarked on the bad taste of the movement. Senator Hill, or New lork, is said to have courte ously declined to put liis name to it for this reason. - If this be true, you ought to have had more consideration for ine than to play upon my nerves and credulty for two years and coolly announce, at this late day, that "you see no chance for my appointment It is of no consequence to me whether what I say in this paper meets theappro val of the State or not. It has the aj- provai ot my conscience aud is necessary to my self-respect and to save me from the contempt of those who would despise me, it I bore this wrong in silence lou stand on the mountain top, but your position and the frowns of your Inends can not deter me from speaking xou are grear, nut in tins matter 1 am the stronger. I have truth, and right and justice ou my side. "Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just, adu ne out nateu, tiiougn .locKea up in steel. Whose conscience with injustice is cor rupted." I do not ask for, and would not value, the friendship of any man who endorses your course towards me. The sum of the whole matter is this !.. .1.. : - -, . . i.v ine unanimous voice oi tne Demo-. cratic party of North Carolina it was d declared that I deserved recognition, and the party demanded it. Iu 'obedience thereto you took my papers and promised that l should beappointed. lou havetold my friends, and myself, positively, many times, that you would do your best to 8;ure my appointment." Have you done so? You have had the power. You nave given piace to otners. l or your self, you take the remainder. You "have sacrificed me. The comforts and pleas ures and honors that would have come to me through proper appointment, you will take with you to Mexico, as a small part of your great Mission. But vou will do so through infidelity to a former friend, and at the expense of your viola ted promise. In conclusion let me say, I am eoin- lorted by the words of Heinzelman : Be poor while others grow rich by fraud and disloyalty ; B without place or power, while others buy their way upward ; Bear the pain of disappointed hopes vt hile others gain the accoiuplishnitnt of theirs By flattery and servility ; Forego the gracious pressure of the hand, For which others cringe nd crawl Seek a friend, and vour dailv bread. And if thus you grow gray with unbleiched nouor. Bless God and die :" W. R. HENRY. GRAND M We Sevcuteen gallons of water boiled in 17 minutes. Steel and MAJESTIC Guaranteed to save one-half the fuel over any other. The. better to show the Baking and Cooking qualities of this cooking womle we have one in operation in our stoic baking biscuit, cakes, Ac, which with a cup of "MAJESTIC" Drip Cofiee will be served to all who call. i t' Prices 38.00 to 50.00. GREAT BARGAINS .IN. Dress Goods, Men's Hats, and Heavy Shoes We offer our entire stock of these goods m Prime cost until April u, To make room for SPRING GOODS. Now is your chance to get a bargain. Come quick as the time is short. We mean what we say and will do what we advertise. The Stainback Company. I5o pieces of White Goods just received 8c to 20c a yard. "ONE OF THE FINEST SPEAKERS WE HAVE." The Hon. B. H. Bunn's eulogy of Vance, delivered in the House of Rep resentatives, is attracting some com ment. Mr. Bunn does not seem to have been expected to make such flights into the realms of ornate ora tory. In fact, had we read his speech without knowing its author we should unhesitatingly have credited it to some one else. There is in its composition a prodigal use of "opulent pigments from the dye pots of angelic studios" which is familiar to Wilson ears. Mr. Bunn out did himself. In fact he waxed so eloquent that the editor of the New York Sun passed over all the other speakers and selected Bunn as the one best fitted to be a com panion of " The Poet of the Banner Elk" and Hunter, of Madison, " the greatest living nominating orator." Wilson Advance. The nress disoatches sav that there is trouble brewing between Fred 1 Douglass' white wife and his negro children over his will. The estate is I valued at about $200,000. The wife t has been given the bulk of it and the j children will contest. Before adjourn-1 ing last week the " Douglass Legislas ture" ought to have passed resolution of sympathy for the children of their deceased hero in having been left short by the old man's will. Chamberlain's Eye and Skin Ointment Ia unequalled for Eczema, Tetter, Salt Rheum, Scald Head, Sore Nipples, Chopped Hands, Itching Piles, Burns, Frost Bites, Chronic Sore Eves and Granulated Eye Lids. For sale by druggists at 25 cents per box. TO H0KSE 0W1TEBS. For putting a hosse in a fine healthy con dition try Dr. Cody's Condition Powders. They tone up the system, aid digestion, cure loss of appetite, relieve constipation, correct kidney disorders and destroy worms, giving new life to an old or over-worked horse. 25 cents per package. For sale by druggists Sold in Henderson by M. Dorsey, druggist. AT OUR STORE, THIS WEEK fave a fall ai?d coflftlete liije of tlje CELEBRATED Malleable Iron Ranges on And we cordially invite the people of Henderson and vie inity to call and examine them. We are pre pared to prove this wonderful Range to be THE CHEAPEST, -cJVIOST DURABLE.- -e MOST ECONOMICAL RANGE IN i i n UU1VJ1 ! COME I iJUlVlJli Everybody Gome and Examine tills Deauitful RANGE. EVERY DAY will PRICES LOWER THAN THE LOWEST. S.&C. WATKIN5. 'Sole Agents Notice. UNDEK AND BY VIRTUE OF THE power of sale conferred upon ine in a Deed of Trust executed on the 20th day of February, 1880, by Henry Cousins and wife Carrie Cousins, and registered in mortgage book 8, page 005, in the office of the Regis ter of Deeds of Vance courty, default having been made in payment of the debt secured thereby, 1 shall sell for cash, bv public auction to the highest bidder, at the court house door in Henderson, Vance county, X. C, ON THE 10TH DAY OF MAKCII, 1805. the real estate described and conveyed in said Deed of 'J rust, to-wit: One tract or lot adjoining t he lands of Albeit Tinsley. Kultin Pailiam, iupton and others, 44 leet by 104 V. Said lot has a two-room frame house, &c, on it. For more definite boundaries see Deed of Trust on record as above. Time of sale : 12 o'clock m. A. J. HARRIS, Trustee. Henderson, N. C Feb. 12, 1895. L. T. HOWARD, MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN HARNESS, SADDLES, &c, HENDERSON, - - N. C. Having bought the interest of Mr. A. F. Taylor, I will continue business at the fame stand Main street, opposite the Bank of Henderson where I will be pleased to see and serve my friends and former customers and the public gener ally. Conducting the only exclusive har ness establishment in Henderson, I carry at all times a full and complete stock of Harness, Saddles, BRIDLES, Collars, Pads, Halters, Whips, LAP KOBES, Horse Blankets, Curry Coilis, Brushes, &c, &c. In fact, everything in the harness line, and am fully prepared to meet all compe tition and give customers the very best bargains obtainable. Prices as low as any dealer, no matter who he is. BTA11 kinds ol repairing promptly and well done at reasonable charges. L. T. HOWARD. 9rl UAL Dr. Miles' Nene Plaslen. TBEL RANGES! Tl 99 THE WORLD! i Aiir-m be LADIES' DAY. for Henderson. NOTICE! Sale of Real Estate. UNDER AND BY VIRTUE AND authority of an order issuing from the Superior Court of Vance county, in a cause therein pending, entitled " Enoch Powell, Executor, vs. W. A. Cunningham and wife. M. E. Cunningham, etal.," I shall, on MONDAY, THE 1ST DA Y OF APRIL, 1895, sell at public auction, to the highrst bidder, at the court house door iu Hender son, Vance county, N. C, upon the terms of cash, the balance on a credit of twelve months, the following real estate, to-wit : One certain tiact or parcel of land situate in Vance county, adjoining the lands of Dr. B. P. Alston, E. W. Harris, William li. Daniel, and others, containing one hundred acres, more or les ; it being the land belonging to the estate of the late Enoch Powell, Sr., deceased. This 20th dav of February, 1895. ENOCH POWELL, Executor of Enoch Powell, Sr., deceased. A. C. Zoli-icofeer, Attorney, WE SELL FLOUR. Best ami Cheapest. DAVIS & ROSE. Health ' means so much more than 'you imagine serious and iarai diseases result irom 'trifling ailments neglected. Don't play with Nature's 'greatest gift health. If you arefeelinr out of sorts, weak and generally ex hausted, nervous. Brown's and can't work, w Iron ing the most relia- M Die Strengthening medictne.which is M Prnun 'a f- DI. Bittersj ters. A (nr hot. , ties cure benefit ' comes from the J very first dote it ' axm 1 Ml aim mir teeth, and It's pleasant to take. It Cures Dyspepsia, Kidney and Liver Neuralgia, Troubles, Constipation, Bad Blood Malaria, Nervous ailments Women's complaints. Get only the rnmin. it hoc r-r,A .i ,. - -r . . . ... 1 lines on the wrapper. All others are sub- 1 stitutes. On receipt of two ac. stamps we , will send set of Ten Beautiful World's i . ana cook tree. BROWN CHEMICAL CO. BALTIMORE. UD. ' I WL- lira : Poor i t. V f.UJESTlC Coiileti, Forty gallons of water In at, j t- - In forty inimii( p"" t Exhibition. ltiscnit baked in tlini iiu. utes anil bread iuiliim l- .MAJESTIC I Trices $:J8.00 to srio.uu. W. W. PAR Kill. it ii . k i a - t r DRUGGIST, f HhNDHRSOX, - N. CAROLINA I o I - JL'ST RECEIVED I A ur.: ( ir In' I I v v. I I ' V Ik FIELD anil (IAKH-.S J SEEDS! Landreth's, Ferry's, Ely's, AND OTIIKRS. MCE l;o.Y PATER 1(1 ronfn fnn DC nn rrnn iu uuuia lui Ha&bn, With 25 KnvdojM-s Better for more money. Also Lfdgcrs, Day D-X'ks. and Stationery Goods .f all kinds. Falcon I'ens 5 nts a dozen. Gregory's old tand W. L. Douclas CUrtC is the at ST. U0 VIlVLriT FOR AKIN9. i. CORDOVAN, nOWCM ACMAMCUXO CALf. 3.8PPQLICE.3 50I.EJ. fitf$2.W0RK!NGVfVe 2.l.7?BflYfiChXSflB LADIES' j? SCJO rTftCATALaC'JC Over One Mitlloa Peopl wear the TV. L. Douglas $3 & $4 Shoes All our shoes are equally satisfactory They glv the best value lor the tnnntj. They equal custom shoes la style and lit. Their wearing qualities arc nnsurps's1 Tha price are uniform,- stamped on 01 Prom $ to $3 saved over other makes. If your dealer cannot supply you t. e ca-- & Barnes CIottiDg Store, Henderscn: C. Mrs. H. D. Church Broohton I Trustee's Sale of House and Lot. u NDKK THE ALTHOl'.nV bv N. Gaston Wvclie to the un'l :,-!. a:.i ou tli; 29tli lay of IfCni!-t. reeoraeu in I rust L)e l l.-ic 1. 1 " payment of certain inl-ltMli)f.--. ' having been ma.le in tin imvuk ' .'(!i s.-.uip. I shall, on MON fA V; 1 H , DAY OF MAKCII, 1W. t -In- c ! t door in Henderson. X. C , -H !"1lc.'"' he f'ublic auction, to the hiclf -t .;j and and improvements convejed 1:1 Deed of Trust. The same beiiu' i!.- ' u and lot now occupied bv iatun " JCI" This February 7th, 10. . , p Ii. T. BHODIK, 1 tu-t. J. H. Biurx;Eiis, Attorney. i 77m fat 1 ; J 1 ' '-et' f J 3f it