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Tii.- gentleman referred to last week
viio uroiiiisfd to furnish the 'iikomci.k a
, of the late Judge McKoy was una-
to comply with his promise by the press
business engagements. He sent us,
.w-w-r, tli' dates of moment m his life
,i -oino data about the funoral. Luckily
, . diior nf t ho OiitoNio.K had known the
,!,- for sovoral years and knew much of
, i haracti-r and is enabled to furnish the
i.iivin;' sketch of his life, which though
perfect and hastily prepared, ishisesti-u.-of
th' late esteemed and respected
.i.i,mami A. M Kov, who for the past
. !oon vears has travelled the circuits of
North Carolina as a Superior 'ourt Judge,
was born in the county of Sampson in
l-J'i. Hons of lionorable and respectable
parentage he inherited with 1 he heir-looms
of the family an innate honesty and cour
tcsv which have ever characterized him in
hiintcrcursj with his fellow men.
After reaching man's estate Judge Mc
Koy for several years taught school in and
near Clinton. In this, his first work, he
was as faithful and conscientious in the
il:-i li iige of his duties as he was in the
irial of the most important cases that
afterwards came before him. This e.xpe
rienee in the school-room was of service to
hi in in many ways, chielly in developing
to a very high degree the patience for
which ho was noted.
I toteriiiining to make the law his profes
sion ho applied himself diligently to the
.study of Coke and Adams and Plaekstone
and the other standard authorities, a
knowledge of which, then as now, was re
cjiii.Mte to admission to the bar. Master
ing the elementary branches and obtain
ing his lieoiise, Judge McICoy did not fol
low t he example of so many young men,
who clinging to the dangerous and decep
tive teaching t hat' 'a prophet is not without
lionorsave inhisown country'' pitch their
tents among strangers, but conscious of
his rectitude and of his abilities to serve
his people, ho began the practice of law in
the home of his ancestors, in the town in
which he had been raised, among the peo
ple who kn wing him, knew how to ap
preciate and to honor him. Time proved
i he wisdom of his course.
The writer believes the career of Judge
McKoy teaches a valuable lesson to voting
men who sustain the opinion that to win
success they must give up the associations
of youth and go to a new and unknown
country. There is no greater error than
this. If a young man has lived an upright
life and is strong in his devotion to right
there are more chances of success in the
home of his nativity than elsewhere. There
he will find kind and sympathetic friends
who will watch his progress with pleasure
and pride, and there he will find a helping
hand to aid him when success seems to
elude his grasp. True it is that if a young
man has sown a bouutiful crop of wild
oats it is sometimes better to begin his
life work among people who do not know
of his bad habits, and yet even then it is
doubtful if he can achieve better results
anywhere, with the same application and
the same uprightness of life, than in the
home of his boyhood. This of course is
true only where there is an opening in his
own town in the profession or business of
his choice. Often young men find the av
enues to success so narrow or so complete
ly tilled in their home that it becomes nec
essary for them to seek other places of
abode. T hen wisdom dictates a change of
habitation. Happily for Judge McKoy he
had as a boy and young man won the con
lidence of his people and there was a field
in his own county for the practice of law.
He therefore followed his love of home,
county and State and lived and died within
sight of his birth-place.
When Judge McKoy came to the bar
there were not a few distinguished lawyers
who travelled the circuit which embraced
Sampson. Duplin and Bladen the only
counties in which he practiced. Among
them were James Cochran Dobbin,
of Fayetteville, Secretary of the Navy un
der President Fierce, and who in the
words of the scholarly Dr. Henry E. Shep
herd "had sounded all the depths and
shoals of honor,' had attained the loftiest
dignities and developed au elocution as
chaste and a voice as winning as that of
Canon Farrar, and 'who wore the white
llower of a blameless life;" Henry W. Mil
ler, of lialeigh, of whom Hon. Jos. J. Da
vis says, "he was stately, eloquent often
grandly so;'" Judge Person, of Wilmington,
learned in the law, a distinguished jurist,
and urbane gentleman; and Warren Wins
low, of Fayetteville, who was Speaker of
the House in ls(51, (I beliee and when
Cov. Ellis died was thought to be Gover
nor of the State until Gov. Clark was
elected Speaker of the new House.
Meeting these distinguished lawyers
at the courts and appearing with and
against them in important suits, Judge
McKoy early developed intoa safe aud pru
dent counselor, an earnest and logical ad
vocate, and a diligent and untiring stu
dent. As a young man he saw that if he
conducted his cases to a successful issue
when opposed by a Miller or a Winslow or
a Dobbin he would have to prove himself
h arned in the law and skillful in the man
agement of the interests of his clients.
The association with these gentlemen and
often conflict with them in the court
, room was a source of much good to him,
and stimulated him in his earlier days to
a full development cf all his powers. Pos
sessing in a nign degree the confidence of
the people he was not many years in build
ing up a large and lucrative practice.
Faithful to every interest of a client, frank
n his intercourse with the people, and
rorning to resort to the tricks of the pet-
fogger, he grew yearly in popular esteem.
confined himself to the study and prac
of his profession but when called by
1 people to represent them in the Gen
e Assembly of 1857-8 he accepted the
y and made an acceptable and useful
lator, and gained considerable repu-
:'. In the Constitutional Convention
rl when the State was re-admitted
1 e Union he was chosen to again
TICVt his people. In 1868 he was nom-
v the Democratic Convention for
yi', the Federal Congress, lie made
! . .? s and aggressive campaign, but
,-trict at that time was Republi-
Rep'ub.feated hy ollver n- Mockery,
in P"
, ,.,t. was elected Judge of the Su-
i.-ith and until the day of his
broueht ith 8reat acceptability. He
the benciT discharge of his duties on
pes thefesame conscientious princi
ti'on tne ".thoroughness of investiga
s.mie urbaitegree of patience, and the
had marked uniform courtesy, that
lawyer, ill conduct as a practicing
and hisdesh ive oi nis impartially
-,n,t tn, ailnrinete out justice evenly
partiality to ground of suspicion of
heard a gentltpon his actions we
once relate the follow -
a single agency
He held to the
offices ought to
ing incident: In a certain county an im
portant suit was pending and the litigants
were wealthy and influential people.
Judge McKoy was commissioned to hold
that term of the court, and when he reach
ed the depot (the county seat was some
miles from the railroad) a young man
came up U him, introducing himseli as
the son of Mr. , one of the litigants,
saying "Father sent me over with his car
riage, requesting that you will do him the
honor to ride over in it to X , and le
his guest during the term of court." The
Judge looked at the lazy mules and un
comfortable spring wagon of the hotel pro
prietor, thought of the long stretch of
sand between the; dejiot and the court
house, and of his indisposition, and every
personal inclination was to accept the prof
fered courtesy. P.ut remembering his
high position, he thanked the young man
kindly but as firmly declined to accept a
seat in his luxurious carriage, or to be the
guest of his influential father. He then
mounted the hard seat and after a long
and disagreeable drive reached the village
inn --an unsightly place, with its uncom
fortable beds and illy prepared food. He
felt that he ought not to accept of any
courtesy, however slight, from any one
whose interests might be affected by his
judicial decisions. In all his career as a
Judge he was sans puer, sans reproohe.
As long as men who hold to such views
are our Judges the people of North Caro
lina will take pleasure in obeying the man
dates of the court, and of defending the
bench from the aspersions of unsuccessful
and litigious litigants.
In 1882, when Judge McKoy was re
elected Judge the writer had an opportu
nity to note something of the character of
the man and his bearing when there was
a possibility of his losing tin; renoniina
tion. Several months before the nomina
ting convention a number of the leading
lawyers and others from the northern part
of the district brought forward the nam;
of a gentleman of the county of Wilson
a ripe scholar and able lawyer and press
ed his name for the nomination with un
usual vigor. They did no end of work to
secure his nomination and in several coun
ties were successful in obtaining solid del
egations against Judge McKoy. While the
Judge was cognizant of the super human
efforts, honestly and fairly but vigorously
made, to prevent his re-nomination he
was not heard to make one motion or
known 1o put in progress
to secure his nomination,
true belief that iudicial
come unsought and that if, having ridden
the circuit eight years and administered
the laws to the best of his ability, the peo
ple preferred another than himself he
would do nothing to thwart their desire.
Uis friends, indeed, worked for him and
secured his re-nomination, but no man
can say that the Judge exerted himself in
any way to bring about the result. He
was nominated and those who sought to
secure the nomination of his opponent,
although greatly disappointed, recognized
that no purer man than Allmand A. Mc
Koy would be elevated to the bench, and
were cordial and hearty in their support.
He won them to him as he won all men
who admire true worth by his exemplary
conduct in an exciting contest.
In nothing did the transparency of his
unselfish life manifest itself more than in
his affection for the young, and especially
young lawyers. He did not as do many
old lawyers affect a superiority over the
young men of the profession, but with
uniform kindliness was ever ready to be
of service to them. The writer heard an
attorney, now a man of prominence, say
he had never known an old lawver s ho
seemed so interested in the success of the
young members of the bar as did Judge
McKoy. It was a real pleasure to him to
help the young disciple of Ulackstone
over the rough places, and to make his
first appearance in the court room a suc
cess. How mean and little and contempti
ble does the lawyer who ignores and tries
to crush the young member of the bar ap
pear in comparison with the noble conduct
of the subject of this sketch!
Judge McKoy was not a great lawyer.
His rulings were not equal to those of
some other of our judges, but it is a fact
that fewer of his decisions were over-ruled
by the Supreme Court than of any of his
contemporary judges who have been on
the bench the same length of time. He
was not a magnetic speaker, and yet his
logic was ftultless and his utterances so
honest and manly that they never failed
to impress his hearers. He was not a bril
liant conversationalist, but he talked well
on any subject and there was about him a
sincerity that made him more attractive
than if he had been the brightest talker
and the quickest at repartee in the circle
in which he happened to be.
Pjt Judge McKoy was more; than a
great judge, he was more to be admired
than a magnetic speaker, his life is more
worthy of emulation t han t hat of a I r illiant
conversationalist for he was a christian.
Greater honor hath no man than this that
in sill the varied relations of life his career
was so spotless and pure that no man can
point to a spot or blemish on his snow
white escutcheon. A consistent member
of the Episcopal church, a man of kindly
disposition, broad and liberal views, pol
ished manners, unexceptionable moral
character, he is revered by the people of
this great State as are few of our public
men who have fallen on sleep.
"His life was gentle, and the elements
So mixed in him, that Nature
Might stand up and say to all the
World: This was a man."
Living as he had lived, revered as he
was revered, his remains were followed to
the tomb by a larger number of people,
perhaps, than have ever before gone with
sorrowful hearts to the Clinton cemetery.
The pall bearers on this occasion were
Lieut. Gov. Steadman, J. H. Stevens, C.
Partrick, J. Ii. Beaman, A. H. Chestnut,
Warren Johnson and L. C. Hubbard all
life long, intimate and warm personal
friends. Every store and public building
and many of the private residences of the
place were draped in mourning not for
show of sorrow but this manifestation
was prompted by a feeling of the great
loss sustained, and of genuine love for
and admiration of one of the oldest and
the most distinguished citizen of the town.
Judge McKoy leaves a widow, (she was
a Miss Howard, of Georgia,) to whom he
was married in life's early morning, one son
and a grandson to whom the warmest sym
pathies of all our people go out in their
bereavement. The State, the judiciary,
the bar has lost much in his death, but
the loss to the family of this man, who was
ever a devoted husband and loving father,
is irreparable. They have as a consola
tion and benediction the rich legacy of his
upright life.
"Calm in the bosom of thy God,
Great Spirit rest thee now;
Even while with us thy footsteps trod,
His seal was on thy brow.
Dust to the narrow home beneath,
Soul to its place on high,
They that have seen thy look in death,
No more may fear to die."
-- ' i-
Miss Cleveland is back at the White
House, and will grace the receptions dur
ing the winter.
SPEAKS strox;lv in favor of
Eitracts from Letters Written by Promi
nent Citizens Throughout theState En
doriiiK the Ind u -trial School Movement
Mr. Geo. Allen, of New Heme, writes:
"I am heartily in sympathy with the plan
to establish an Industrial School.
Mil. W. J. Davis, of lialeigh, writes :
"I desire to say: secure the school and
count on me to do my part to the extent
of my ability."
Mr. Thus. Dixon, Jr., of Cleveland,
member of the House, writes: "I am with
you heart and soul in the work. In any
way 1 can render aid command me.
Mr. J. I). Williams, of Fayetteville,
writes . "The establishment of the Indus
trial School (and will add Raleigh as the
most suitable place in the State) has my
hearty sympathy."
Ht:v. C. T. Bailey writes: "My heart is
in the establishment of an Industrial
School in lialeigh. Go ahead and organize
the work. You have my hearty endorse
ment and shall ever have sympathy and
eo operation."
PitoK. E. A. Alderman, Supt. of the
Goldsboro Graded School, writes: "l am
in perfect sympathy with the movement
and would consider the establishment of
an Industrial School in the State one of
the most important events in our history."
Uul. L. L. Polk writes: "Be assured of
my earnest interest in this undertaking.
How shall our youth be taught and pre
pared to make an honest living? This, in
my judgment, is the great and paramount
question of the hour. Practical training
practical education, is the only solution."
Mr. Ji lian S. Carr, of Durham, writes:
"The plan of establishing a State Indus
trial School at lialeigh meets my most cor
dial support. It promises much good to
the State. Every measure adopted look
ing to its establishment has my endorse
ment. I devoutly wish its early establish
ment." Bev. C. H. Wiley, I). D., of Winston,
writes: "I can assure you that I feel a deep
interest in establishing the school, and am
prepared to co-operate in any way I can to
advance it to a successful issue. 1 am glad
tfi see a movement to give practical sliape
to an enterprise which involves great possi
bilities for our State."
Associate Justice Ashe writes: "I
most heartily approve of the plan of es
tablishing an Industrial School. To those
who are advocating it I say: I wish God
speed to the good movement. I should be
glad to see such schools established in dif
ferent sections of the State. Chief Justice
Smith concurs in the sentiments I have
The Chronicle imagines it can almost
hear the noise of the hammer, the busy hum
of the machinery, and see the smoke from
the furnace of the Industrial School of
North Carolina. The following extracts
culled from letters from gentlemen in
every section of the State indicate the
popularity of the movement. Read, re
flect, and lend your influence:
Mayor E. J. Aston, of Asheville, writes:
"I desire to express my cordial sympathy
with the movement and my desire that
the present interest manifested on the
subject may prove a stepping-stone to the
final and complete success of the proposed
enterprise, which I regard as worthy of
the hearty endorsement of all who have
the true interests of North Carolina at
Governor A. M. Scales writes:
in svmpathy with the movement
"I am
has been inaugurated for the establish
ment of an Industrial School, and all
others which look to the growth and pro- ,
gress of the State, and I trust that the
time is not far distant when North Caro
lina will stand at the front among the
States of the Union in the cause of general
Mr. A. Leazer, of Iredell, a member of
the House, writes: "Industrial education,
always a necessity to civilized commuui
tiei, is now about to be recognized as such
in the new North Carolina. Let us pro
vide for the education of the hand, the
essential complement to the education of
the head and the heart. You are wise to
embrace this opportunity. I hope the way
will be made clear to the successful inau
guration of an Industrial School by the
Board of Agriculture."
Mr. Jas. Maojlenn, master mechanic in
the Carolina Central Railway shops, Lau
rinburg, N. C, writes: "The establish
ment of an Industrial School is an enter
prise that has my hearty approval and one
that all good men should take an active
part in, who have the welfare of the State
at heart. In my position I find very many
young men who are desirous of learning
some branch of our business, and feel sad
when unable to do anything for them, and
I hope the time is not far distant when we
can educate our children at home in all
the important industrial branches."
Mr. T. K. Bruner, editor of the Caroli
na Watchman, writes: "I believe that no
one thing can be done for the material ad
vancement of the State, and compassed
within the same range of cost, that would
wield a more potent and lasting influence
on the future of our people than a good
Industrial technological School, well at
tended by the youth of tho State. Believ
ing this, I am most heartily in accord with
the movement and will gladly do all in
my power for the furtherance of a scheme
which promises so much for the future
prosperity of our glorious old State."
Prof. W. G. Simmons, of Wake Forest
College, writes: "Though I have spent
thirty years of my mature life in encour
aging and supporting scientific and classi
cal education, I have never, in all these
years, lost sight of the importance of the
useful arts as the pillar on which all cul
ture and all civilization must staad. As
our State increases in population, greater
demands will be made on its agricultural
capabilities, on its mineral wealth, and on
its forest timbers; and with these increas
ed demands on its material resources will
come the increased demand for skilled
labor, without which our almost illimita
ble resources must remain dormant and
valueless. I do not hesitate to say that
to-day we need nothing so much as en
lightened farmers, skillful miners and
trained mechanics and artizans in metal
and wood for developing the exhaustless
treasur s which are within our reach."
Mr. Henry E. Fries, of Salem, writes:
"After giving the subject of establishing
an Industrial School some thought I have
concluded that lialeigh is the place at
which the school should be located for the
following reasons:
1st. It is our capital, and more fre
quently visited by persons from all sec
tions of the State.
2nd. In order that the school may be a
success it should have the careful super
vision of our Superintendent of Public In
structions, and Board of Agriculture, from
which, by our present law, it is to draw its
3rd. The Industrial School law antici-pate-j
agricultural experiments, as well as
instruction in agriculture, and such ex
periments should, in my opinion, be un
der the strict supervision and control of
the Iioard of Agriculture, as represented
by our State Chemist.
4th. Should the school prove a success.
other sections of the State will desire sim
ilar institutions, and inasmuch as all the
institutions will be dependent upon State
aid, the legislators will have abundant op
portunity to examine into the expenses
and advantages of such institutions, pro
vided the first one is located near lialeigh
and within easy reach when such informa
tion is desired."
Mr. Wm. Johnson. Mayor of Charlotte,
writes: "I beg to say I am in favor
of education in all its forms, moral, intel
lectual and industrial and that the State
of North Carolina should give reasonable
aid and encouragement in all these meth
ods "of culture. T
It is the industrial and intellectual educa
tion of a people that gives strength and
power to the State holding it up in peace
and maintaining its defense in war. In fact
it is education, manual aud intellectual,
that makes the marked difference between
the savage and civilized man. Technical
or industrial education is indispensable to
the promotion and development of the va
ried industries of the Soutli now inviting
skilled labor into many new and profitable
fields. To inaugurate and control these
new industries, agricultural, and manu
facturing of all kinds, we are compelled
to send to the North or Europe for experts
or superintendents, or manufacture them
at home. I prefer to make them at home,
because it is cheaper, more patriotic and
more honoral.Jo to the State of North Car
olina, and it will give to her more wealth
and power. Why should not the hand hi
educated as well as the, head ? Manual
and physical labor should be cultivated in
the varied industries of life as well as the
intellectual powers. I am gratified to see
that the good people of lialeigh appreci
ate the wise action of our Legislature and
are moving in the right direction."
Mr. W. S. Primrose, of lialeigh, who
was President of the State Exposition,
write? : "I consider the question of estab
lishing an Industrial School an exceeding
ly important one, and the Board of Agri
culture in its determination of the sub
ject will add much to the increas ng weal
or leave much to the remaining woes of
North Carolina.
Please allow me to mention three argu
ments in favor of the proposed Industrial
1st. The incentive offered to make au
early choice for a life work ! Too much
of the education in the South has been of
too general a character. The time is upon
us when we can not afford to be as liberal
as we were at a former period, either of
our time or abilities. One of the Kings
of Sparta on being asked how the youth
of the country should be taught, answered
"leach them what they expect to do
when they become men." We need edu
cation in special branches, aud we need to
have the hand educated with the brain. It
is undeniable that for the past 20 years
large numbers of our young men, too often
from the farm, have crowded into the
mercantile, the legal and the medical pro
fessions. A number of our people know
of the existence of Industrial Schools iu
NewT England and elsewhere, but an ex
ceedingly small number can avail them
selves of these advantages. The opening
of a good Industrial school gives a sugges
tive influence and bearing on the most
practical forms of education and such a
school here would undoubtedly lead our
youth to consider the various branches of
honorable work in their choice of an oc
cupation. It will be found that this sug
gestive influence will exert its effect alike
on the youth of the honest poor, the happy
middle class and the betcer-to-do class
which we denominate the rich.
2nd.' I would mention the need of skilled
labor in the South and as far as possible
this should be home made labor for home
work. I certainly do not wish to under
value the labor we now have; on the con
trary, I would do everything in my power
to sustain and improve it. But every con
tractor will readily grant that much of the
dissatisfaction with work done as well as
the high prices charged for the same is
due to the want of thoroughly competent
labor. If this fact exists in the cities,
much more is it manifest in the country.
A prominent man of large observation,
owning considerable interests in an ad join
ing county not far from railroads, has re
cently informed me that it is exceedingly
difficult to get any kind of work done with
satisfactory results. I am convinced that
this applies to the rural sections of our
St.ate at large. The various branches of
labor seem to go begging for intelligent
artizans. In my own limited experience
I have seen many instances in which both
in wood and iron work the best labor em
ployed (excepting head men and contrac
tors, and sometimes even including them)
could not follow out the details of work
ing plans of average difficulty. To know
exactly how a thing should be done is an
important factor in any work, from pav
ing a street to making a steam engine. To
know how to econitnize time and material
and to work with skill, neatness and dis
patch is of the utmost value to all. The
Industrial School will undertake to teach
these things, aud if it does its work will
be appreciated by all good ci'izens.
3rd. I would by no means omit to say that
the reward of skilled labor is an induce
ment which must be recognized. To illus
trate; a prominent contractor iu one of
our cities recently said to me "I would
willingly pay higher wages if I could get
its equivalent in good skilled labor." Al
lowing perhaps the merest point for cli
matic influence, but much more for con
tact with the nervous, ceaseless, activity
of the people of the more industrial States
farther North and Northwest there is no
doubt but labor is more skilled and rapid
ly performed in nearly every department
there, than here.
To conclude, I am thoroughly convinced
that the school should be put in opera
tion. And as the State has always been
pre-eminently an Agricultural State and
remains so to-day that au experimental
agricultural farm should be established
and that it would be feasible to commence
one or at most two departments of me
chanical labor. Other departments could
be added as the matter develops in after
years. North Carolina must be abreast
with the times, not in fanciful innovations
but in all solid improvement."
The Rabbit an Object of Superstition.
From News and Observer.
The Hillsboro mail-rider failed to reach
Milton on a regular day, last week, and
gave as his excuse that "a rabbit crossed
the road in front of him while on his way
and he turned back." He believed that
some awful calamity would befall him if
he proceeded in the face of this warning.
A (iW'y Old Town l ull of rumbling
Lund-Mark.-., Hut Catching the Spirit
of Procr.
S-oial Cor. Statk Chwonh i.e.
Fayetteville, N. C, Nov. 14, . Yon
mav not believe it for in this dav of push
and .Southern upbuilding it sounds a little
incredulous - but forty years ago Fayette
ville was a lugger town than it is today,
and forty years ago it was a tow n of more
importance than it will Ihj forty years to
come. Then it was the twin sister and
prosperous help-mate of Wilmington the
other prominent jort of the CajH Fear.
In that day and time the people living in
the rich valleys of the Yadkin bundled up
their products and took a week to carry
them to Fayetteville, convert them into
merchandise and money, and carry the
news of the day back to their neighbors.
Sampson county sent up her huckleU-r-ries
and hoop joles, while Harnett, John
soik. Wake, Franklin, Chatham, and even
Granville. Person, and Casw -11 carried
ineir cotton, ineir toi.aeco and tlieir otlier
products to Cumberlands Capital. Then
it was North Carolina's principal market
the recognized commercial centre as well
as its political Mecca and centre of attrac
tion. This it can never be again, it may
le, indeed it is, and will continue to In-, an
important business centre.
Its crumbling relics of by -gone days may
and are giving way to commodioits'nionu
ments of modern industry. New men
may, and are inaugurating new industries,
but in the march of progress it linds itself
competing with lialeigh, with Durham,
with Charlotte, with Grtvnsboro, with
Winston and a dozen other points that are
younger than Fayettevilie, but are vigor
ous and lively.
When Fayetteville was North Carolina's
most noted business mart it took no elfort
for it to maintain its position. The whistle
of the steam engine had never sounded
down the Yadkin and other valleys, and
around so many important "boros;" and
down the Cape Fear the products of the
inteiior were forced to find tin ir way.
The business men of the town could afford
to sit and wait for the business that was
bound to come. Then fortunes were made
without much effort, and but for a spirit
of independence and business inactivity
that was the natural result of such times
and such circumstances, Fayetteville's
progress might have continued to increase,
instead of diminishing, as it unquestiona
bly did do,for several years after the war.
This disposition to stand still did n jt
set well on the minds of an energetic;
young element which was the natural out
growth of the famous old families of Cum
lierland, and a great number of them
pitched their tents in other places. Raleigh
has seme of them, Durham has several,
Hendcson a few, and in many other tow ns
you find Fayetteville boys not following
but le? Hng in successful business enter
prises. In days gone by when the venerable Mr.
C. C. Barbee's foaming steeds would pull
up to the old Fayetteville Hotel with a stage
coach full of lawyers, doctors ami business
men generally, it they happened to land
about 9 o'clock p. in., the first sound that
greeted their dusty ears was a continuous
ranging of the market house bell, which
notified the slaves that they must hustle
to their huts.
This old practice is still kept up but. just
what the bell rings for now, nobody seems
to know not for the darkies to go in, for
by ! o'clock their church meetings axe just
getting interesting. A gentleman (a mar
ried man) said that it was probably to no
tify the lodges and club rooms that it was
time to adjourn, but whatever may be its
purpose "the old bell still rings,' which
is only one of the old time habits the peo
ple continue.
To be sure the business of the town has
not stood entirely still; to the contrary,
live men are here and have been here all the
time, and while men were building for
tunes in other places there were those,
and not a few of them either, who have
shown what energy and push could do here
as well as elsewhere. And in every line
of business there are notable successes by
men whose hope is to see the old town
thoroughly rejuvenated and made to shine
in the galaxy of prosperous cities as it clid
in "ye olden time." But (hold your al
dose. Iam afraid to say this out loud)
there are old fogies here, or rather vener
able representatives of old thought and
ancient ideas, that we "young Americans'
call old fogies. Hitherto they were more
numerous than now. Some of them have
been converted over to new lines of prog
ress while others have lived out a life of
honesty and morality, and of usefulness in
their day and have left to their children
the inheritance of many virtues and a
name which it is their duty to always re
vere aud honor.
There are a few, however, who still say
"touch not these old walls, they were good
enough for my grand-father and my father
and they are good enough for me. Let
them stand." Another thing, too, has op
erated against Fayetteville's recent up
building: many of its most valuable blocks
have belonged to the estates of men vho
have long since lived, labored and passed
away and the old fashioned brick struc
tures with windows in the roofs were left
to remain. This property is now gradu
ally coming into market, and wherever a
sale is made an active enterprising man
is the purchaser, the old landmark soon
disappears and in its place a modern and
commodious business house is erected.
From one point on Hay street you can
stand and count no less than a doz-'ii
handsome brick business houses,
within the past two years, and
you find scenes of business activity, not
surpassed by any town in the State. Mr.
E. T. McKeithan's new building would not
suffer beside any business house, not only
in Fayetteville. but anywhere in the State.
The handsome McMillan building, in which
we find the hardware business of McMilla i
Bros, is a sightly new structure and is ad
equate to the demand of their extensive
trade. The dry goods and clothing store
just now being completed by Mr. Frank
VV. Thornton, is among the largest and
best arranged business houses in the State
and Fayetteville or any other town may
well be proud of so enterprising a man as
Mr. Thornton, and might point with pride
to so imposing a structure as the Thorn
ton building will be.
Its Railroads.
As these new buildings go up Fayette
ville's importance, as a business centre in
creases. No longer does the hoarse old
engine stand all day around the depot
here and then lazily pull off with a half
dozen passengers bound for Egypt, and
take all night to get there. Now bright
looking, shrill whistling new engines, pull
ing half dozen C. F. & Y. V. coaches rush
in from Bennettsville bound for Greens
boro, and "all aboard"' or you get left, for
"business is the watchword" and time is
The new Wilson & Florence Short Cut
is coining, a site has already been secured
all built
in them
1U1 cpoi, ana aioui wnerv me ox
cart of old iwd to unload it uuU and
j luiiw the great inn horso will
j soon ruh up loaded with through pa.s.n-
gers and freight going hither and thither
I R""1 adding new life and v.r x enenrv to
the famous old town.
Ilar Moult aad Tokay.
The stranger that com this way fail
to so.- half the bright .ide of FavetU'ViHe
uniess he visits H.ivmount and ToV tv
Haymount h to Fayetteville what Fifth
Avenue is to New York the tony phut of
rcMuenees. Mtuau-d on a huni elevation on
wu, its ele
ves. .shaded
iwns make
Tokay aud
etteville in
Ti.,i:i the
the western suburbs of the t
gain residences, picturesque gr
walks and drives and pretty
it a most desirable place for .
And who has not luanl nf
who is it that has been to Fa
late years without going to
cek-bral-d vineyards ownwl
fully operated by Col. Wharton J. Green?
Here wine not a conglomerated liquid
called wine, but pure unadulterated juice
of the grape-is more plentiful than water.
The way to enjoy a trip to Tokay is to
first got one of Fayetteville's "pretty
young ladies to cousent to go with ou,
then get one of Mr. G. B. Burns'
spanning teams, drive to the 1 me of the
young miss, gently assist her t - a seat be
side you, turn the horse loose (he knows
where to go) and prepare to be most pleas
antly entertained and most royally treat
ed. Down the vine-clad drives you go.stop
ping now and then to gather a bunch of
ooiiciotis grapes that get sweeter and sweet
er as winter approaches. Then to the
wine house and Jehosephat! what cellars
full of wine! Hundreds of hogsheads full
to the bung. Of course the young miss
don't drink wine and you mustn't unless
Mr. McQueen, the clever manager, just
wishes to show you what excellent wine
he makes (which is usually the case) and
it may le he has a little new wine that he
wishes the little miss to pass judgment on
(aud some new wine ho always has), then
you both are excusable if you do sip to the
health of each other, just a "wee bit."
Fayetteville Future. .
With her water transjortatiou and with
her two linesof railroad Fayettevilleought
to become and will lecome a large, pros
perous city. Nature has bcn lavish in
giving it advantages a bold stream winds
itself through the town aud not only fur
nishes most excellent water power but
makes t possible a cheap anil very complete
system of sewerage. It has water-works
already almost a hundred years old but
yet of great convenience and lenefit to the
citizens. No better people live anywhere
than iive in Fayetteville, and while it has
been a little slow in getting over the effects
of the war, and has caught on to latter
day progress with less alacrity than some
of its sister towns, yet it is gradually
building up its waste places, its growth
now is solid and permanent, and a pros
perous, healthy future awaits the good old
town and its clever people.
Steps are already being taken looking to
the erection of a new hotel with all the
mode-it conveniences in place of the old
Fayetteville Hotel, just burned. This will
greatly benefit the town.
Out. (). Nil t.e.
(Jen. Ilea ii regard and the War.
General Beauregard has entered into a
contract with Mr. Allen Thoindike Bice,
editor and proprietor of the North Amer
ican Review, to write a series of articles
on the war between the States. The first
article will give an inside history of "The
Shiloh C ampaign." The second article will
describe "The Defcn.se of Charleston."
The third article will be devoted to "The
Defence of Petersburg."
The first contribution is to appear in the
North American Review for January, Ihxi;.
General Beauregard has made it a condi
tion that they shall be publi bed at an
early date, as he expects th.t
arouse fierce controversies, ai
to have the issues that he ra ses settled
during his lifetime.
thev will
1 he wants
A Constitutional History
Iv a North
From Charlotte Democrat.
Mr. Cicero W. Harris, of Washington
City, (formerly of North Corolina) has for
sometime been engaged on a Constitution
al History of the United States. He has
been quietly at work in the Congressional
library for years. He is painstaking and
conscientious in his work, and is a grace
ful and easy writer. He is considered a
safe authority on the political history of
the country. A gentleman highly com
petent to judge seaks of him as one of
the best informed men of his age within
his knowledge.
Rough on Poets.
A student at the University of Texas is
much addicted to writing verses. Not
long s.nce Gilhooly said to the young man:
"You seem to be low-spirited to-day V
"Yes, and I have good cause for it. I
proposed to Miss Fanny Blinker, and she
rejected me."
"Did she give any reason ?" asked Gil
hooly. "Yes, she said she would never marrv a
"Well, perhaps she has never read any
of your poetry. Send her one of your poems
and that will convince her that her suspi
cions are unfounded. I can't imagine ho
the rumor got out that you were a poet."
How Senator Butler Silenced an Impu
dent Doctor.
Some years ago Senator Butler, of Sout h
Carolina, was one of a party of gentlemen
at Fargo, D. T. A country doctor came
up to him and asked: "Are you General
Butler, of South Carolina? My name is
Dr. Shaw." "I am," resjonded the Sena
tow The doctor looked him over delifxr
ately and carefully and then remarked:
"Weil, yon don't look like a man who'd
kill niggers." "No. I don't suppose I've
killed as many as you have," replied Gen.
Butler. It was some time before the doc
tor saw what the crowd was laughing at.
A New Interpretation of Tennyson.
That part of Tennyson's new poem which
speaks of something as being "swallowed
in vastness, lost in silence, drowned in
the depths of a meaningless past," is now
taken to be a whack at the Mugwumps.
A "Striking' Case of Love.
A Norfolk, Ya., youth knocked a girl
down with a brick and broke three of her
ribs because she wouldn't marry him.- Ex.
Blessed is he who has found his work;
let him ask no other blessedness. He has
a work, a life purpose ; he has found it and
will follow it. Carlyle.
Samuel J. Tilden, Jr., nephew of the
old party leader, has baen ir TMer.
nal Revenue Collector in Ni : . .
I.oui.harc. Mrr Vr M4. Ila r-
flied the lir.t Half IMr m4 o It.
'rt l.laj I. or L art- Iliac k Jrt.
Tt The I'uu.iNu i r In the front rank
of t!i.s. North Can-hna t.wn, whn h f.r
nearly twenty year a.t ha Ut-n tvgrd
ed as dead, but have nnvn'lv idtmn
sign. of jvjum nation, is lit old town of
Louishurg. I sav old adwsedh. f,.r its
birth H coev! with that of the "llrpuMt
The I oclarat ion of Independent' antoln
cd it but three year, ami vtht n the frl
1 'resident was iuaugu rated it had been a
borough for a dtxide. In :t ee'e
brated its centennial m a manner U-fltl.Kg j
its reputation. One cnnM not tell, how -
ever, from the town itself, that it
reached this great age. Th .-reare noqu.utst j
buildings with iukvs eovt rsl roof ind wail.
and gabies to the street to delight the as.ti
qu.irv. On the contrary, the inhabitant
of thus hospitable town have, dopite t!. :r
tilttierlo Lsulatod ihisUioii. in thought and
mode of UViHir keot IhoroUirhH .r.-,-i-.t
w ith the times.
Ilou it .'niucd and l.ot Itr iiln t ton .
Perhaps to no one tiling doe lmbnrg
owe tlie reputation whnh it ha t r
tainlv achieved more than to the excellent
schools it has alwnv had. 1'rioi to the
war and for a few vears Mib.sejut ut there
to. no town in kaMcru Carolina h.td
schools with a larger patronage than did
it, and the name of the men and women
who received their education, ae.tdt mie
and collegiate, at this jsint, i Ijrioii. A
few years after t be war, some jer.-on
with greater wisdom than is given the m.t
jority of men. discovered that thisvi. iu
age which had tecn thickly jtopulatod for
nearly a hundred years with a thrifty,
healthy folk, was unhealthy . Fama voUt.
Aided by the tower that furiiinhe wmgn
to a lilx 1 this retort gained a tjuit k cir
culation through a wide section. The pa
trolls of the schools took fright and with
drew their patronage ami bmislnirg m
consequence steadily det lmed from th.it i
day. Its people were not long in forming i
the conclusion that an enemy had tl.n.c j
this. At that time, as liuw. Central Car
olina had no heallhi. r tou n.
.otiislHirg's New lliitli.
Iouisburg tlates its new birth from
the arrival of the railroad. This an -pi
eious event took place last August
and was celebrated, as your readers
know, in a manner truly liouisbur
gian on the 1st of OctoU-r. The early
completion of the road is an illustration
of the vim and push that characterize the
people where they are once M.ssesse of
an idea. It was about two years ago that
they were first impressed with its neees
sity or impressed with it to that extent
that forced them to take the iniat i ve steps.
A company was found to build it, an ap
appropriation of $.H,hu voted by the
county, the contract made and all was
in ship shape, at leat so these people
thought. But no, the company whether
real or imaginative made default. Wit bout
unnecessary loss of time these deter. nincd
people closed in with another, ami perhaps
a rival company, made the !cst terms they
could, voted the necessary appropriation
and in Ichs than nine months from the day
ti e first shovel of dirt was thrown then
railroad was a reality. The citizens tell
me that they have never seen such vitality
infused into an old trunk as has here Ix-cn
manifested. As an evidence of the increase
of business and confidence I am told there
were 1 ,'J)0 bales of cotton shipped from
this point during the month of etoler
average of over id for every day. This
may seem a t rill; to the established mar
kets but for a town that at the beginning
of the year did not average in a day and
in the midst of a section that had a poor
crop year it is something. I saw myself
wagons loaded with cotton from the conn
ties of Wake and Nash, whose drivers r
haps had never been here before and cer
tamly had never traded here Ix-fore.
All Mailt King Tobacco!
It is not on cotton, however, that these
people rely for their money. Tobacco is
being raised largely; a careful estimate
lacing the acreage in the county at alxive
3,000. The moneyed men of the place
propose to have the bulk of this crop
market id here and to that end one of the
prettiest warehouses to be found in the
State has !eeu erected. More w ill follow
with all the usual concomitants. The
acreage of the weed next year will Ite con
siderably larger. The merchant have
passed the hopeful stage anil an: now ai
most ecstatic. One iu a burst of eestaey
told me he was selling all the gixxls he
wanted to. "Why," said he, "Mr. Outis,
then; is no reason why the farmers in
Franklin should not Ik; the moHt prosjier
ous in tht; State. Their exjxTience since
the war with an exclusive cotton crop has
necessarily given them valuable lessons iu
economy. From the nature of the crop
ami their system of farming they rarely or
never had money; but they lived and that
too, a large majority .f them, without
going in debt. They have now found that
they can raise this same cotton crop and
along with it in an ad joining field, a crop
of tobacco too. Wonderful, wonderful
soil is ours." Inquiry established tht; truth
of this enthusiastic gentleman's assertion.
I found that it was not an isolated knob
here and there over the county that was
adapted to the cultivation of the golden
leaf, but throughout the county in every
section thereof there is that fine w hite noil
which a lew years back was considered
worthless but is now known to lx; so vain
able by experienced tobacconists. Iu a
More in Iuisburg I saw the finest sun
pies of t he weed I have seen any where n
the State.
I in pro cine nt Content plated .
Do the people hen; realize that t' cy art
enjoying a boom and are th-y taking the
proper steps to make the most of ill I
think so. Much ral estate has already
changed hands, and as soon as spring
opens building on an extended ncale will
commence. Three leading m- rchatits of
the place will then commence tht; erection
of as many spacious brick stores not for
rent but for themselves, their present
tmarters being found inadequate, people
from abroad have come in and started in
business and express themselves as abun
dantly satisfied w ith the outlook.
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j at that
i ' 'sic thing I do k i
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j p.t . r, t - ii t !i, i h r t lie i.i
iiiiisi mill. ous P, !
i:l misleading ttn
the Utter H
:i ! hi t pretend to
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thcte Is
from the
i.t in sa.
t fops (he Wo I,
1 ing made ill
by lb. ir published
SC.- Als.iU the
aud sin... vi.ii r
through .n'leii,
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in n and
t hese in .1 ,;, . hi ii ( u
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t ban half au av crag
Would U- made N
Has it mailt two Hi,
t lop,' I think not.
" Ith in t he last t w o , , i s h.n I
in Johnson. Way tie .rt n iouut
Johnson and W a n. m., t . ,i. h t . . t !
of an average crop I., it iKpbti .t it
ly ill not eon,,, up io a half a . I
aii.pson ditto, at.d trui Mh.it I
of IYii.lt r, i.s!..w and Jm,,
i .t In r t i hi hi I. s with h n h I
(.iiiiti .I, f ii.ni a half I t i
t lop is .tl they can hop.-
I g. . 1 el ops l II s, .me i if l!.
t les but 1 h.l e In .! f. i, i, 1 I ! ,
Hot hll-.g I. ,1 e ei I ! .e 11 I' ll, i
sin ! t i r. -p. Ill; 1 i t mi- .it . j
our Agrieiilt iii.il I , 1 1 i i
ear aud a I m-i t . r i i -p i
spring altout f h t iii.. ! !
planted, t lie A i n u!i hi .!
sent out its bullet Mis aud p ,'
lit so lllllt h Hit lea set I I h.it
crop Would exceed eight mil...
ami the World bcln-cd it. .,
thelllsehi s ;n i oiluiK'y I I t
Pulls and Pears m all i . ?
as i;
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p.. it,
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;i kn-t what hue
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i i tiling
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M 1 la !e IS
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glen! exchange air! gain!. I..;
of t he ei mill i y in pi , xltn a nd
CCN-Itlcs of the lMi.i.lc, Put t!
Pull ill tlie coll, .ii liusilu .. , !!.,
may be found m the Agn. .:.e
at Washington and i an it b- I !.a
backs it u! W hat is t la :
highly colored Morn s and .i a
ly figure about I he i i . .p v. ! 4
goes down. Uholos,,., . 1.
IU the cotton growifij.' M .lis
should !e some wa of iii,.
truth about tin
t hat or not il
The pot it e t
in t he ei itiiit r .
lil.l kefs. N I III
Were lo die to
t ied, as t hey
their faiiiiii
t hey can n it
and liini rai
hav e 1 t i 1 1 t I a , ' 1 1 in
t h irl ecu y i a i -.. m i H i , . .!
t he farmers and . ! i an
olie abo e b i.t I d i d mi.
t ing lit hill he tar m
' ll I' pllbl ie ,-peal.i ! -. .', !
get happy on I In- cw S
thrful prosperity, but .some I
here iu the cotton i untitles of
I lil.l I caliliot sic It, good a
are. Then; is au apparent
many tow n ., but t hat l !. i
pi iim- tif the country. Men
much to t h. pi odu 1 1 i i
country, who buy ami m II y
meat and ot In-r supplies ! t !.
ruinous rate,- and take a!i lh.
try makes and put. it int..
.store.-, fancy dwellings
e.xt r.ivagant. Ii mg ate
Ite Ictlirili d to the soil
has In -1 -n taken away 1 1
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,d p,.l
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at the
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phti t ti'::,i v,
s M Jiii;ists.
The following arc -i.ui.
prowrbi of I he lie.'. .!!!) .b
I w oil Id Hot let tliy i i ik
Dancing i. inthing but n
lim -. -.
I f a man hasn't t no i .
Ill ills family be ha li t e , .a
sold with.
There's many . a f Ho v , I
brush trying to dean up a
gtn-s to tiod.
"I have doubts," -a, .,n.
must ipul your uicinhf an
y on r doubt :ng.
It's not so much . .in
joint t be t h U I e.'i . I i - a . I i
Sticks lip t l ll .
I lave It-bgl .11 a' !,. If
t! rt ti right , and no i. .. . ,.i .
lie! :.gj. iii i -. eat i n ing.
'ot in t Ie- l ight at t -.' l b
. -.inc. Pi.-. : ; the :U ..
r.ij t h. pe. .t nand. .
I h
.. ; a mail , aa:i
ii' i, and who he is.
v billiard, leap f..i.
gatiib'.ct -. N, : ....
hauls . t 'a germ ti; . i
If I i. on 1. ! i,n.i. m , it,..
ln'iU' ii l t . H t h,
pray er m i nigs and a ;
would t.thtr the latter ai
l:t ter home alcove.
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I From a prominent lawy t
i..-'Hc wa-s the le.sl i-ste; ,
These people may well be prom of their j 1 have yet seen, and t-.t.-railroad.
It is one of the U-,t eipiipix.il I ; sting and original matt, r :
have seen. In fact it is as gtsl as the ' ''arolitia p; per which has ;.,
K. & il. Company can make it. The com- ' observation. You are sueet
modious depot is a lieauty. There is fine ; hly."
water power at Ixui.sburg. At present it
is utilized in running two t ins and a grist
mill. There is talk of a cotton factory.
"Walking along Nash street in the neigh
borhood of the Times office I came across
this curious sign, " Horses, Buggies,
Lamps, Harness and Skates cured here."
Desiring to know something of the man
endowed with such wondrous versatility,
ndowed with such wondrous versatility, i "Pierce "Pleasai ,t P j. . fv
sought admittance into the cabin bearing 'lire perfe'-r preveiY:f
he sisn and found it tenant - -wet i.. - -
Young wife makes a !.e,i
for her husband . 2. Y
partakes, not wiu-ly, but
Throws up the sponge.

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