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The progressive farmer and the cotton plant. [volume] (Raleigh, N.C.) 1904-1905, September 12, 1905, Image 10

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Tuesday, September 12, 1905
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A Little Tragedy of the State's Dark
Messrs. Editors: Hany .strange
nntc nnrrwl in North Carolina m
the early Ws, as well as in every
other State that espoused the cause
of the South. ' These events, though
of startling character, were put be
hind us for the time, we had such a
load to carry to support our fami
lies and pay the enormous taxes. Jt
is true whatever crops we raised
brought big prices, but we had to
pay a tax of fifteen dollars on every
bale of cotton we raised. Every
bushel of corn we put in our cribs,
or meat we put in our smoke-houses,
rOC, tnvprl tn tVm utmost limit.
But taxation is not bur theme at
present, but to tell some things that
happened just" after the war for
Southern Independence. To bring
to mind some things that it wouia
hav3 been better had they never oc
curred; but such is history and this
dark period -xf our South should
never be forgotten, nor who caused
In the Piedmont section of North
Carolina soon after the close of the
War Between the States, there lived
a young and beautiful girl by tne
name we will call her Nan Helio
trope. She was one upon whom na
ture had been lavish with her most
excellent gifts beauty and graceful
manners. She was possessed of a
cultured mind for the times in which
ma onrl n most, suDerb figure.
If she had lived and flourished thirty
1rfni -rinii "NYirth Carolina had
gained her former position, when
our schools and colleges had reached
their noonday radiance and splen
dor, her position in society would
have been one of envy indeed.
But she came along when political
gloom hung as a heavy cloud upon
our country. When not a public
school was taught in our State for
seven vears. Then our State Uni
versity was captured by the camp
followers of a conquering army;
Southern professors whom the people
loved and respected were most sum
marialv ejected from their seats and
their places filled by those wno glo
ried in our discomfiture. This was
a heavy blow upon our University,
as well as upon our State. Our
i eople were hard pressed to feed and
clothe themselves; taxes were enorm
ously heavy; every bale of cotton the
farmer raised was taxed tnree cents
per pound, and everything else in
like proportion. No wonder the
mind was left with poor culture and
the moral virtues were grossly neg
lected. Sonie of our people are opposed to
looking backward at the horrible
times that immediately succeeded the
close of the four years' war Society
was badly disorganized and demoral
ized in every respect. Honesty,
morality and virtue were not to be
compared with what we were ac
1 in before our system of
morals were tainted by the coming
amongst us of the unclean birds that
followed in the wake of a victorious
army. Young women were employ
ed to teach subscription schools.
The pay was very poor, but it was
better than idleness; and it opened
the only door for our children to
train something ot an education.
While we are on this subject, lest
our young people never learn of the
difficulty of getting an education im
mediately after the war, it is right
and proper that I should state there
was 150 young men who came out
of the war badly crippled with an
arm or a leg missing, or an eye shot
out, or otherwise disabled, who were
anxious to complete an education be
gun before they entered the service.
But the University soon fell into the
bands of "those who hated us, and
we were at their mercy. Uur crip
fled soldier boys were driven from
the State school, the professors who
were loved and revered were made to
hunt other employment, and the
University was captured by camp
followers who had their little sons,
half dozen in number, for students!
Halls of learning that were formerly
a w cnVi mpn as Governors
Horehead, Bragg, Graham, and
Vance; Senators Wylie P. Mangum,
George Badger, Thomas H. Benton,
and President James K. Polk what
a spectacle for men and angels to be
hald! These pe'ople who think they
are or were the salt ot tne earxu,
should now cover their heads with
sack-cloth and sit in ashes.
This train of thought has almost
led me away from what I intended to
recount. But I am not sorry, for I
do not want the young people to grow
up in ignorance of the history of
the ten years succeeding the surren
der. Thirty-five years ago Miss Helio
trope was engaged to teach a neign
borhood school, and she was fre
quently visited by a young man, who
was too young to be a soldier for
the Southern army; he had just at
tained the age that gave him the idea
that he knew it all; he made love 10
her, professed undying devotion, and
made promises that he never intend
ed to keep ; ruined her prospects for
life, made his escape to Texas and
made no arrangements for the un
happy woman. In the course of time
she returned home on a visit, looking
the picture of despair. Her family
and her friends treated her with
marked kindness and sympathy. Al
though the facts of her blasted life
were known to but few, yet consci
ous that the most fragrant flower of
life had become mildewed, cast a
inelancholly over her future life. In
a few years her general health was
restored, and she married a clever,
Vi o -nl -nTiT-lr i n it man. She is now a
childless old woman, doing what good
she can as she floats down the west
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There is a peculiar thousrh mel
ancholly sublimity in beholding the
evening shadows of a life that has
been marred in the early days of joy
ous youth, through the influence of
the serpent that beguilded the mother
of us all. Let us look back a little
more than thirty years and the coun
try was rife or a small section
with the question: "What has be
come of the waif that was expected,
or who had it in charge?" We only
tnnw that in 19 he was pointed
out bv Dr. as the lost boy
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