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THE HENDERSON GOLD LEAF THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1909.
Fine Old Whiskeys Mail Orders Promptly Filled C47 Goods Guaranteed Under the National Pure Food L.atwa We are Distillers. Our Whiskeys are aged properly. We ship n- i-t to consumer. Better goods and quicker shipments. We prepay II express charges and ship in plain packages. Pb Gaixoh. ; $3.50 . 2.75 2.50 Old R. W. Jones Corn Whiskey 8 Years Old) uia k. vv. Jones wrn wnisKey (4 Years Old) Old K. W. Jones Corn Whiskey (2 Years Old) Corn Whiskey .... one-half zallon SL 50 Corn Whiskey, 2 Gallons $4.50 Corn Wniskey, 3 Gallons $6.50 Corn Whiskey, 4 Gallons, . $850 Old Velvet Rye Whiskey (4 Years Old) . . . " . 4 00 Mountain Rye (2 Years Old) ..... 275 Kentucky Bell (8 Years Old) . . . . . . s'oo Appie Brandy (3 Years Old) 300 Kosc Valley Rye (4 quarts) 40 Write for complete price list on all prades of Whiskeys, Brandies, i.r?, i:t. Remit money or express order. Send us a trial order. You .! ir-t the quality. CLARKSVILLE WHISKEY HOUSE mw& mnrnm w& iter "NATURE'S OWN RESTORER." Ink Smith's Lithia Water and get well if you are sick and keep well if you are not sick. Smith's Lithia Water "ally efficacious in Bladder and Kidney troubles Diabe Bright s disease, in its earlv stapes. CnrQ Inrli ation and Stomach disorders. Recommpnrl bv LnJi'nrr ans and others who have used the water or noted the arked and beneficial effects attending its use. 1 1 r ii . ad the following : and Bacteriological Analysis of Water Received From Mr. R. T. Smith. Oxford. N.C.. narked "Smith's Lithia Water." ln-iiiical Analysis. Mineral Matter, ' rgnnie Mini Volatile, parts per million. 280.200 parts 5.800 " 11 4 none Total Solids in solution, 230.000 Free Ammonia, .012 Albuminoid Ammonia, .032 Nitrogen existing as Nitrites, none Nitrogen existing as Nitrates, trace Chlorine, 1.063 Oxygen required to oxidie organic matter .120 i'licil Analysis. l'.;n'l-riao in 1 r. c. grown on Nutrient Gejatine at 20c. i;i- in 1 . c. grown on Agar-Agar at bodv temperature .;',-. ri;n in 1 c. e. grown on Litmus Laetose-Agar plates at nv temperature ..( o. iloiiii s on Litmus Lactone-Agar plates nt ;j t ii it test in Glucose Ruillon at 37.Gc. for the detec- )ii f I'.. Coli Comnmnis nefrative n li tli.M In ini.-al and bacteriological analysis sliow this water to be ex iliv pun-iiiid free from organic contamination of any kind. As or niuriri's itnpair the keepinr qualities of a mineral water this water . excellent l v. e seldom hud a water with so few bactenae. Respectfully. m .Hid, Vj... Snj.t. 8, 1 008. FROEIILING & ROBERTSON. SM ITU S LITHIA WATER. s Tliin water having recently undergone a very thorough chemi ;il examination in the best laboratories of the country as regards tt-ri;i mid other disease producing organisms, has been found ex- pMoiially fre from nil contamination, and is now more extensively ii.ui i-vit preMcribed iy all doctors wtin know its medicinal proper ini.l is also largely drunk by the laity other than on the adviceof livsii-inns. I think it will niM-t more indications in the treatment of the dis :isch coming w ithin the province of mineral waters than I have ever .now n. I take plcnxure in recommending its use. (sim'i l SAMUEL H. CANNADY, M. D. water bottled at the Spring. Send orders to SMITH'S LITHIA WATER CO., OXFORD, N. C. 2 2 J a 3 Henderson Loan & Real Estate Co. 4 J Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. ABOARD AIR LINE RAILWAY. st Line to New York, Washington, Florida Points, Char- pie, Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis, New Orleans, and Points West UNITED. A National Hymn. By Mrs. Maby Speed Merc-eb. PROUD OF VIRGINIA. s i i ALDERMAM'S ELOQUENT ORA TION AT PETERSBURG. (Copyrighted.) America, our mother fair, Queen of the earth, the sea, the air! The States, thy children, cling to thee, And at tby shrine bend low the knee. America, a radiant band, North, South, East, West, hand clasped in hand, We guard thee well. God give as light, And help us keep our altars bright. CHORUS. America! All hail to thee! Thanks be to God who made us free! North, South, East, West, hand clasped in hand United we, thy children, stand. Thy throne extends from sea to sea, Thy scepter is our liberty; The ermine is our flag so grand Which proudly waves o'er sea and land; To grace thy brow Heaven lends Her crown, With golden stars it's wreathed around, And nature pours out at thy feet, A wealth cf treasure, rare and sweet. Our Eagle's wings are proudly spread; "Old Glory" waves above thy head; All nations know that on thy breast Each wand'ring child may find its rest; For liberty doth light the way Through darkness unto perfect day. America, lift up thine eyes! Thy God doth reign above the skies. America, our mother dear. When thou dost call, thy children hear, And coming pray all strife shall cease That God will bless our land with peace. Jehovah, Lord, to Thee we raise Our hymns of gratitude and praise, Each State takes up the glad refrain, A mighty chorus once again. Elm City, N. C. Not Only Virginians, but the People of the Whole Coun try Have Reason to Feel a Special Pride in the OH Do minion, Mother of States and Presidents Its Heri tage One of the Greatest that Any State May Boast President of State's Univer sity Makes Plea for a "Noble Sectionalism" in Classic Ora tion that is an Epic in Prose. President Edwin A. Aldermati, of xe' University of Virginia, was one of the speakers upon the occasion of the visit of President Taft to Peters burg, May 19th, at the unveiling of the monument placed on the battle ground of Fort Mabone to commem orate the valor and heroism of Gen. John F. Hartranft, and the Pennsyl vania soldiers of the Third Division of the Ninth Union army. It was a notable event and a notable gather ing, honored by the presence of the President of the United States, the Governor of Virginia, the Governor of Pennsylvania, the French Ambas sador and thousands df grizzled vet erans of the Union and Confederate armies among Pennsylvanians and Virginians, prominent personages and civilians to the number of other thousands. The most notable ora tion of the occasion was delivered by President Alderman. Commenting upon it editorially the News and Ob server says this: "Elsewhere is published in full the classic oration delivered in Petersburg on Wednesday by Dr. Edwin A. Alder man, president of the University of Virginia. It is a masterpiece and will IFflCE LDST OF R. W. Jones Corn Whiskies, F.-O.B. Clarksville, Virginia. We are Distillers and Make Our Own Whiskies. 1 gallon of Whiskey and jug, $1.65 2 gallons of Whiskey and jug. 3.30 3 gallons of Whiskey and jug, 5.00 4 gallons of Whiskey and jug, 6.60 4 1 -2 gals of Whiskey and jug, 7.50 1 -2 gallon of Whiskey and jug. 1.10 100 proof. 1 gallon of Whiskey and jug, , $2.15 2 gallons of Whiskey and jug, 4.30 3 gallons of Whiskey and jug, 6.50 4 gallons of Whiskey and jug, 8.60 1 gallon 4 years old Whiskey, 2.50 1 gallon '8 years old Whiskey, 3.00 4 qts of 1 0 years old Whiskey, 4.00 1 -2 gallon of Whiskey and jug, 1 .25 Send us Cashier's check, Post Office Money Order or Express Money Order for any of the above goods. Be sure to write your name, Experss Office and Post Office plainly, and then there will not be any mistake. Any Whiskey you may order can be returned if not satisfac tory and we will return your money. SEND ALL ORDERS TO The Clarksville Whiskey House, Clarksville Virginia. ai!y Service with High-Back-Seat Coaches, Pullman Sleeping Cars and Dining Cars. TUALNS LEAVE HENDERSON, N. C. AS FOLLOWS: N"imu:orxi. m .ii., t "' --12:52 P.M. v.. 1:17 p M C" 't 7:7 P.M. 2:45 A. M, SOUTHBOUND. So, 29 9:02 A.M. No. 81 2:15 A.M. No. 41 2:28 P. M. No. 43 8:52 P.M. No. 33 1:35 A.M. I- -av? HnJprson for Durham 7:00 A. M. 2:40 P. M. u '! Henderson for Oxford 9:20 A. M. 2:40 P.M. 7;45 P. M. I i vijH"' Double Daily Vestibule Service, with through Pullman Sleeping Cars to lVii'h Aucustne, Atlanta. Birmingham, Memphis, Portsmouth-Norfolk, Ricn N4 i' "n. Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. No ,7" roade New York train, with fast schedule, arriving Jersey City at 2:45 Tittir ; handle local and Norfolk business, arriving Portsmouth 7:50 A. M. H.nrt.'"a Bok!etB, Reservations or any information call on J. T. ELMORE, JR., on, N. c, or address ' C. H. OATTIS, Traveling Passenger Agwnt, No. 4 Tnckr'Puilding, Raltigb,N.V 4 qts. 8 qts. 12 qts. 55.00 S9.50 $1355 . 4M 8.50 12.30 8.50 7.65 7..T) (J.75 0.30 4.50 3.05 3.J0 3.50 &20 3.40 3-85 350 2.60 4.40 4.40 5.00 625 5.95 6.55 7.45 6.15 4.95 8.75 8.75 9.75 7.65 7.65 12.50 1155 10.00 9.75 9.40 10.35 9.00 9.00 Daring the Revolutionary War when Lafayette presented , himself ta Washington for a commission in our Army, Washington in his usual digni fied manner askei "WHAT UAfl YOU DO?" to which 'Lafayette made the laconic reply "TRY ME." In quoting you the following high class SPECIALTIES we ask that TUU imt incm THEY WILL MAES GOOD (Rull Quarts) Qjvcujr o auu jruuKI UeilC UOICPSfc .... Old rrivate Stock Maryland Rye Miss Tempting (very fine Eastern ye) J Huron River (bottled in Bond) ... I . ijll Old Tiverton (Pennsylvania Rye) JJJ Extra Fine Old Kentucky Rye mm 1Cha,m Ctwt nistillrtH .Vs fhnttled in Rondl ft. Kelly's Barley Malt (bottled in Bo.id) 3.G5 mi vDooald Kenny (Medicinal) Malt J-io Jlv Weotorer (best tho vrorld over for tlie moneT) 3.10 W (Souvenir Cwk fcne Sok every rdT of WEST0VER) U Old Ksntuckv Bourbon UW k ijt. Lie Barron s Medic&tfd iiucliu Oin. . . . . . Kelly's Royal Com (The Finest) V Vireiala Queen Corn (over 100 proof) R El Maize Com (best for the money) "Bally Castle Irish (our own Importation) J Cairn Uhu Scotch (our own impowauom.. J California Crane Brandv (American Cognac) 3 Kelly's Choice Md. Peai h Brandy 4.00 KeUv's Virzinia Apple Jick. 4.00 Y?a an baf biber priced gtods bul job will r.ot jef beffer Kelly's qnlitf. Oar eastomers know thzt re bzadl: zl! orders vitboai Special Re- MYVLLAY. ace your nexi oroer wnn us. Etrre.an extra The above are onlv a few SPECIALTIES. Write for Xfine Old Sour Hash cocjpjote prica list and full information covering &S Whixkey.., gfSdes of stock bulk ana ooiuea ai "'"""ThiaUoar vices. Special prices made on commnaiioa tsses reostyie sjsarts, pints, and hatf pfcits, and on bula: goods la 3 and 4 7-3 gaDon quant iJks. Goods are sfarrply as good as can be made. TRY THEM and if not entirely satisfactory return to us at our expense and your money goes back to you by first maiL Can any offer be fairer thn this! Piul. G. Kelly Co. Impirtert, Distiller and OisLiluicrs if FINE LIQUORS 141M3 East Bala St. BIGHU0K3, VA; 8.70 10.00 115 9.10 7.50 12.90 12.90 14.00 11.23 11.25 YOU PAY ONLY ONE PROFIT WHEN YOU BUY FROM US. Goods shipped la plain pack agts, bo marks to iedkat coa fenfs. Rtmit certified checks, post office or exprtsi orttr. glass jog. Cla. strong and aito Esther the safest and mott nn-to- dato package. It I a beaat y and JotrH say so vheq yea. sao it. gadwt fcr lijrflig- and easi est for handling. We use t&ls pack-af-cretuslvly on ail foods at cr over 3JL0 per gallon. Suldy packed ia teat case. L 1v, 1 gallon $30 2 gallons 6.76 S gallon 10.00 PREPAID. MAKING MONEY SOME. An Acre in Strawberries Yield $500. That Will Lumberton Roberonian. Mr. Joshua Barnes, who -lives be tween two and three miles East of Lumberton. bos a little patch of strawberries that has been the source of a nice little income for the last two or three weeks and looks as though it will last for some time yet. Mr. Barnes has only one acre in berries, but they are of aD extra variety and hare been selling for a trood price, Up until "Wednesday he had sold . . . .... auout i crates from wuicn ne re alized $3 a crate after deducting snipping expenses. Mr. Barnes thinks ne win realize $ouu from tnis one acre of berries, which is making money some. Mr. b . J. Thomas, ex press agent, says tnat no Has re ceived several letters in the last few days from commission men at Rich mond, Va., asking him to send them some or liarnes Dernes. mere is j nothing like having the variety. A REMARKABLE BURIAL Remains of Confederate Veteran Low ered In the Waters of Hampton Roads. Norfolk, Va.,Hay 27. A remark- able burial occurred in the channel .of Hampton Roads, off Sewell's Point, today, when the ashes of a former Confederate soldier, who re cently died in Seattle, Washington, were lowered into the water in a tiny silver casket, in which they were sent from Seattle, first to Richmond and then to Old Point Comfort, by the ! direction of the deceased. The burial j was made by W. H. Fitzgerald, of Klcnmond, by whose side the deceased Seattle man fought in the United Ar tillery of. Norfolk, at SeweU's Point, during the Civil War. Are too trouDied to death dajIT wittt Eczema? Why enfferwaen BLOODLNE OINT MENT will give yoa iaetaat rthei &ad per manently cure yon? 50c a box mailed by The Bloodine Co., Inc.; Boston Maaa. Sold by J W. W. Parker, Spi-cia A prat. rank among the world's best orations Many of its native sons have por trayed the spirit and life and proud piace 01 tne Uld Dominion, but.no man has before compressed iiiuTan epic in prose the glory of the Com monwealth of Virginia as Dr. Alder man has done. The bead of an insti tution, into which the most remark able statesman-prophet - the world as produced breathed the breath of ife. President Alderman has in loftv eloquence made a word-painting of T: : i . i irgium taai win live as long as elo quence is esteemed and Datriotic eulogy cheers the hearts of men. Knit together by ten thousand com- mou ties of heredity, marriacre, com mon faith and mutual sacrifice, the glory and the honor of Virginia is very dear to the people of North Car olina. Its people are of blood-kin to Patrick Henry and were moved as much by his eloquence as were Vir ginians; orth Carolinians followed the suggestion of Jefferson in post poning the adoption of the Constitu tion until fuller safeguards of popular rights, freedom of religion, freedom of the press and likeessential guaran tees were incorporated into the in strument; they were as Washington's right arm: they insisted upon votinir a third time for Jefferson as they had ; done for Washington; and Lee's and Jackson's forces contained more North Carolinians than anv other State furnished to the Southern army; later when the heel of bad rule was upon v lrginia, it was Vance who helped to lead them back to the old faith; and North Carolina has given to Virginia the eloquent president of its University as Virginia gave to North Carolina the able and distin guished scholar, who is president of its University." following is the address of Presi dent Alderman in full: PRESIDENT ALDERMAN'S ORA TION. Whenever men join in tribute to other men who were willing to sacri fice themselves for a conception of public duty, the whole human mass moves forward in the way of brother hood, one may, with entire restraint, call this day which we have spent in this historic city aday of dignity and high feeling. Even if the Chief Mag istrate of the republic had not hon ored it by his kindly presence, its own memories, sincerities and fraternities would suffice to set it apart for re membrance" and respect. Pennsylva nia and Virginia are tied together by many unbreakable bonds of common ancestry, common'glory and common tragedy. Staunton and Fittsburg were once in thersame county m the far-off days when Virginia was so in clusive a term as to cover most of the country. Valley Forge and Ger- mantown loom back of dettynburg. Back of civil strife may be een the forms of Washington and Franklin, and Independence Hal!, in Philadel phia, and Thomas Jefferson, of Vir ginia, are certainly united in the thought of the world. Among the men, who charged with such wild valor at Gettysburg, and the men who stood with such granite firmness were the same German and Scotch Irish breeds who had peopled the Ap palachians and had made the Shen andoah Valley the cradle of Ameri can Democracy. Save perhaps at Dunbar and Nasebv field so lanre a proportion of brothers in blood of our race never before met in shock of battle. It is fortunate for a' republic like ours that great States like Penn sylvania and Virginia can turn from contemplation of their differences to warm their souls at the fire of com mon glories, for in that warmth wuch gross dross as hate and unforgive ness are consumed nnd pass away. PROUD OF VIRGINIA. The State of North Carolina was mv birthplace. 1 am irrateful for the privilege of birth among that brave. self-reliant, modest nnd progressive people, whose virtues n re such as to guarantee that a Democracy such as theirs will, to my mind, be the fiiwil form of government. I have for that State and that people the enduring love which a son should bear to a mother. . Virginia is my home, and I have learned to love her and lier peo ple as all must who taste the quality of their life. What strength I have is spent in the service of Virginia, and I rejoice in the proud opportunity of rendering in this inspiring pres ence, even in humble fashion, that discriminating praise of her which all Americans owe, and which both love and reverence for her impel me to utter. We of the South are sometimes laughed at gently for our sensitive ness to local things and our pride of State. Let us not be laughed out of it. I am an American and feel utterly at home in this republic of my fathers, to which I owe and give as supreme affection and allegiance as if those bullets had never sped across the fields of civil strife. There is a weak and evil sectionalism which distrusts all who do not live in its particular region. There is, as well, a fruitful and noble sectionalism which nimply exalts love of home and interest and affection for one's neighbors. Out of such sectionalism as this have come the great literatures of the world, the great unselfishness, the great hero isms, the great sacrifices, the grent men. I speak in no parochial spirit, therefore, when I say .that Virginia 6eems to me the most distinguished, the most engaging, the most fruitful in a spiritual sense, and the most un selfish of American Commonwealths. Perhaps the supreme distinction of all life is motherhood. No one can deny to Virginia the authority that springs from this motherhood of this republic. Our civilization surely be gan on her water courses, and our Democracy was cradled in ler moun tain valleys. The story of John Smith and the arrival of the slave ship stamp her dimmest beginnings with a stamp of roma nee and tragedy. The Mayflower ia, indeed, an epic ship sailing 'westward on tne unknown sea bringing to thes stores a breed of men who bore with them the town meeting, the public school, an appre ciation of the value of the common man. and an indomitable capacity Institutions and ideas were in their right band and in their left haifd a wilfulness, a foresight, and a common sense as inflexible as granite. They, too, builded a Commonwealth which became the mother of States. No less epic are the ships that bore to Tide water Virginia men, whose souls were wrought in the same revolution ary fire in the old home land. It is very silly to think of Virginia as springing from the loins of the but terflies of British aristocracy. These men. too. knew what it meant to die for a cause, and their conception of political liberty was just as clear and their, ranius for political expression per haps' a little dearer than that of tho YoyageT in tn jiaynower. mi of their ranks came our supreme national hero and a group of re sourceful men. without whoe in fluence it is difficult to see how the nation could ever have been Itoni. They ure able to achieve, Inkles a manly iersonal charm, a grand man ner, catholic. lovableness,the simplic ity thnt Iflongs to a shepherd with the pride that belongs to a king that established them fdrever m the affec tions of men. Long generations after wards, Robert E. I jet? floweret! into the rose of his utately and tolerant manhood, very like the old -stock, only gentler and more able, through virtue and suffering, to envoke the love of millions. Two such men as Waxhimrton and Ie in one century give tn Tidewater Virginia the same sort of distinction which Perk'les and Leonidas guve to the Gregian Archi pelago, for after all, it is the output of great men that makes fame and friends for nations. Mr. Choats once told the English that the ehiefesv in dustry of America was education; so I may say that thechiefest output of Virginia has been great men, great governmental ideas and a great spirit. SOME GREATJTIRGINIASS. IT a stranger to American institu tions should inquire who founded this republic, who shaped its struc ture lor the ages, and who breathed into it the spirit that has enabled it to become the most venerable and impresbive of all republics, a truthful answer, whoever it might exclude, would certaiuly include the name of Patrick Henry, George Washington, Kichard llenrv Lee, lhomas Jef ferson, James Madison, Joh'n Mar shall, James Monroe. George Mason, and many more less known to world fame, but a part of the amazing out burst of intellectual energy that came out of this Commonwealth to set framework of our great popular ex penment in forms of imperishable strength and beautv. From Vir ginia's life arose the forces tbatcloth ed in noble phrase the reasons for revolution; that guided victoriously the lpgions of war; that bore fore most initiative in shaping the Con stitution; that interpreted its spirit; that widened Colonial vision from provincialism to empire, and that fixed faith in average humanity as the philosophy of a new civihatizon Hut it is as a land of the spirit that Virginia seems most majestic to me and most moving to any general soul. Mere lists of measures trace able to her soil, or mere lists of great men who adorn her annals, do not convej' adequately her message to American life. That message is lest conveyed by her spirit, and that spirit is best summed up in three words usefulness, devotion to duty and love of home. Can any message be more needed by our o vernourished, over-specialized, nervous democracy, suffering, it seems to me, from the very excesses of energv and achieve- aml its consequences unknown to anv other American community. Beleaguered cities, devastated val- eys, ruined fields, precious life wasted, aud all the land like blood. Thi was the allotment of fate to Virginia. t is no coincidence that l orktowu and Appomattox, our mightiest American happenings, fell in Virginia. They fell there because Virginia wa the root of the matter in both of the great crises. To the material vision. irginia seemed ruined indeed when the storm had passed, but now we know that was not so. She had sni ered more than any country, save Poland, and Poland ceased to exist. There was poverty in Virginia but it begot strength; there was wouuded pride but it begot in big hearts, a noble uumilitv; there whs lack of en ergy of law and order, in societv-, but it begot self-reliance and const ructive- ness and somehow the love of millions lightened the gloom of the war-smit ten land. Hy the might of the great sacrifice, and great achievement, and great fortitude, Virginia achieved a spiritual authority over the hearts of Americans that she could not have won by the most nstonishiug ma terial success. The golden peuiv in which the old State had tieeti lapped for a generation ha civen no huc ceasora to the great dynasty of the pat. Ihe age of war and economic ruin through the immortal careers of Lee. Jackson, Johnston, Stuart and a goodly host of others, established a new dynasty of virtue and genius. The htate became the State of mem ories to the old who had traversed its fields and ml hills in the pride of youth and in the pomp of war, and it became a land of spiritual values t the young in the North and in the South who invested it, with youth's generous ardor, with the cousecra tion that belong to regions where great deeds have been done and creat martyrdoms endured. Sympathetic and curious friends from other lands and States some times wonder whv Virginia aud the South give to Gen eral Lee a sort of intensity of love that they do not give even to Wash ington. The reason issimple to those who know Virginia and Lee. Washing ton stands high, clean, spotless, like the shaft that commemorates his fame in the national capital, at the gateway of our Republican history symbolizing the majesty of the em of origins and success. Iee is a type of all the best there is in the history of the whole State. 1 ts triumphs, it defeats, its joys, its sufferings, in rebirths cen tre in him. In that figure of quiet strength aud invincible rectitude and utter self surrender may be discern ed the whole drama of a great stock. As he stooil at Arlington on that fateful day in 1801, smiting his hands in agony over a decision he needs must make, his agony was his peo ple's agony; as he rode in triuuiph by virtue or genius and valor, through the storm of victorious bat tle, his glory was their glory; as he stood forth amid all vicissitudes ever unshaken of disaster or unspoiled by success, his fortitude was their forti tude; as the result of the Great Ap- Ceal was seen to rest at last upon his road shoulders and his stout heart, his constance was their. constancy, ns he stood nt the end; amid the shadows of defeat an appealing and unconquerable figure of virtue, of service and of serene dignity, hi dig nity was their dignity; and someuow in the majesty of his manner and bearing, he reached back Into the very roots of the proud past of the Old Dominion and connected its gol den age and its ancient authority, its long and happy peace with the trouble and wonder of the present. Can you wonder at the measure of the love a people beur for such an embodiment of theirlest? Surely God was good and full of thought for a, people to seta figure so;iarge and am ple and faultless in the forefont of their life. Gone from Virginia for ever, let us hope, are the days of suf fering and privation. Progress and peace rule hercouusels and prosperity smiles upon her fields. Wealth is pouring into her coffers. IIoentid capacity and genius for adjustment glow in the hearts and minds of her sons. Faith in all her eople, whether they issue out of the old stock hast ened by fortitude aud woe, or out of the plain jeople who fought her bat tles for her, is now her chiefest pas sion and their education her chiefest concern. Secure in the dignity of a spiritual authority which she has earned, Virginia holds up her head among her sisters even more proudly than in the elder time when she gave rulers and law to the young republic, for her pride is more completely than just pride that spring out of intelli gent devotion to all classes of her people. Enriched by the spirit of gen tle civilizati"n fWnving about her for generation. j. vu-cted by the love and veneialiou of thousands, and busy with a multitude of schemes of social betterment, she will yet not be turned aside from the glory and priv ilege of sharing In the inevitable re marking of the legal framework and social spirit of the republic to which she gat'e birth and which he nour ished in its helpless youth. There is a simple arm holy feeling in her heart that the whole nation needs in a peculiar sense the strength and vir tue which she has to contribute to its life, aud that in some grave hour of national peril yet to come, as mich hours must come to every Democ racy, when blind social fore- have wrought some web of injustice and inequality, and th whole rfjopln shall lie seeking for the man who will not falter nor fail. thy will turu to her, and to her uncorrupted abound ing life, as long agen ago her taster colonics gathered about George Washington to set him on their hied ment? When in the interests of stability and union it seemed nee cessary to surreuder an imperial do main to the government, for which sue had sacrificed so inuch, V irginia made that surrender without reserva tion, without haggling or bargaining and with a graciousuess and dignity that add a certain splendor to that critical,! suspicious and unlovely period in our progress toward nation ality. The States of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois were carved out of that gift. One of them, at least, Ohio, has reached the point of contesting with her ancient mother tiie authority of being the mother of Presidents. Virginia can bear her success in this high emula tion with fortitude, for she feels that Ohio's son,including our distinguish i d guest today, the honored and be loved President of a reunited country, are the results of Virginia's generosity aud partake of Virginia's spirit. Not content with th.s large gut of empire, ike a thoughtful mother.. V irginia assumed the task of providing for the guidance of the future popula tions of her surrounded domain, the genius of her great philosopher and friend of men, Jefferson, guiding her pen, and in the ordinance of 1 8i, practically created a "magna char ta," which gave to that community the lieuefits of enlightened freedom in a larger way than had ever before been accorded to pioneers in new lands. I confess that there is no more painful circunstauce to me in our history than the tact that this gracious and generous Common wealth was one day to have what was left of its modest territory sun dered and violated as a penalty for its devotion to an ideal of public duty. It was reserved, however, for the Civil ar and its consequences to test to the uttermost the spirit of Virginia, and to prove that spirit pure gold. Do not fancy that I have the purpose to analyize the cause of this war, or the kindle from its ashes the fires that once burned so fiercely here and elsewhere through the land. The War between the States was a brother war brought on as our human nature is constituted, by the operation of economic forces, the clashing of inherited feelings, the im pact of different notions about the meaning of liberty woven by no will of either section into the ver3 fabric of the people's life. Thus fate driven, the sections came to war, embodying in stern antagonism to majestic ideas the idea of local self-government and the idea of union. No war in human history was a hiiicerwr conflict than this war. It was uot a war for conquest or glory. To call it rebellion is to upeak Iguorantly; to call it treason is lo add viciousness to stupidity. It was a war of ideas, principles, political conceptions, and loyalty to ancient ideals of English freedom. Virgiuia Miit not enter this ivnr with n litriit heart. She loved the Union, for it i M the fittest on- to lead them in a was her cniid. calmly, patiently, sadlj, without haste of Tasion, Vir ginia made her choice while all the world'awalted breathlessly which way would fall her decision, and which way her great authority. True to character, Virginia went theoldpath of idealism and unselfisbnes. and a certain grand accounting of honor more than life and loyalty, more than gold. With everything to loe and nothing to gain materially by her decision, she yet made it proudly, because to her mind the oldest and noblest conception of freedom was local self-government, and to her heart, as one might expect from e, mother of States, came the appeal of her children on the Gulf plains and the Atlantic seaboard lands, popula ted by her sons, and looking to her for guidance and leadership, t They were younger Virginians crying to the mother for help in an hour of peril. Virginia, therefore, the builder of States and lover of peace, became the battlefield of a mighty war, and entered upon the course that caused her to experience a discipline of war i war or ence. "ighteousije and idepend- Twenty-four American girls have married foreign titl-. and in most cases that is all they did marry. This business ha cost the Amerv-an peo ple 1H." millions of gin A American gold. It is a pity to Jo so much and get tut little in return but there is consolation in th fact that twenty four of our worthy young men an? fortunate in that they did not become the husbands of these silly girls. A girl who thinks more of a title than she does of brains and character al ways makes a mighty poor wife. Williamston Entrjtric. The treasurer of one of the prov-in-es of Cuba who was convicted of stealing 180,000 of public funds, haa been sentenced to the penitenti ary. This wan a great surprise to Lhim; he thought the Cubans had be- r . . . t . j l come too mucn Amencanizea io uo such a thing as send an embezzler of so large an amount to prison Char lotte Observer. i I I 1 I