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. iA&- Volume XVI. RALEIGH, N. C, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1898. Number 22. JUST A GHAT. NATHANIEL MAGON, BILL flRfWLEE" a r n 1 1 i-:jnin i u: nu u: d..! t . ..- .... ..... t ... i. .. t Most Iilc-iy Maonnlay if not, then: Gladstone r Puckle or Purke certain-j Jv one of 1 1j .-: wist? men remarked that the most essential possession, for a big statesman was "a big belly and a broad ha -k." Tins seems a llcshly view to take of statesmanship, ut there is in it more of philosophy than of llosh. I happened to think of this when on Fri day last I saw all these fat railroad Mahdis. roll into town in private earn. There Aveie Colonel Hill Turk, Colonel Warren Elliott (all Colonels, so as to make no mistake). Col. A. P. Andrew already rolled in). Col. E. St. .Tohn, Col, Hunch McHee, Co!. Hill Iay and Eabius HusiH-e (already rolled in), Col. L. 11. Waits. It Avill he noted that some of these, who were here .".re omitted, be cause their physiques do not measure up to tl.e class under consideration here. The sociological and psychological question lie re presents itself and presses for solution whether fatness is a condi tion precedent to a big railroad man, or a consequence of 1he private-car habit. Par pa rent lies.', a big railroad man now adays must have the bulk of hi body above his Jogs and the bulk of his head above his ears'. His boiler must grind up wood if necessary and he must "steam well" else he will in the end go down in collapse v.nder the strain undreamed of by those who have not observed his life. Napoleon's legs were so short that lift!-.- of his blood and vitality were re quirt il to keep them in running order or walking as the case might be. From he waist up, he v. as all apatite and digestion and respiration; with a cranial development betokening colossal and en during cogitation and agitation. Not 1'nat I am comparing Col. Pill Turk to General Ponapnrto. or any other of the group of Colonels mentioned above, ox eept in this: they are a typo of the men sought nowadays to be at the head of large, complex interests v.'ith clearness and calmness. To recur to Cel. Hill Turk-his tremendous physical niaehin eiy is not a result of tie' private-ear hab itthat theory must be ignored lie don't use a. private-car his entire physical competence was no doubt, .a condition precedent, to his landing in. his well-filled position. He threshes out stacks tf stu!'f every day. letting the grain go off through the mail and leaving the clerks put the istraw away in appropriate whole question is win- cour.se of work, to interview f ome years ago. Hut Mr. St. John was not the man I expected to see, for I thought I hud seen him before, and this misuinler1andin.tr brought forth a rather )eculiar colloquy as 1'oIIoavs: "Mr. Si. John, have you not shaved oft" your whiskers tdnce I saAV you last V The hi- man was looking out in tie? dim late afternoon over the busy ship-pin- of Norfolk's great harobr. He swim.;' slowly around at my question, massively around, as if he had run up against somebody entirely irrelevant, and in quiet full dtep voice he replied: "I never had any 'whiskers, sir." Fnder an impulse of surprise and be fore I caught myself 1 again asked: "What, not side-whiskers, Mr. St. John. I was sure you had side-whiskers.' Pausing a moment, and eyeing h:s visi tor Hiiiu'WiKit. more suspiciously, he re plied wi:li a worried quietness and mor deeply: "No, sir, not side-whiskers." 1 must have been rattled, because th-.-very next question with his steady pro found dark eye upon me was this: "Mr. St. John, did you not have bin eyes 7" Thrc was no reply only a more acute look at me. 1 read the answer in the eyes: they were brown. It. was Judge "Watts whom I had seen. And then it was that T was impressed with the atmosphere of the man. Not tall enough for his feet to touch the llo'-u as he swung hack, with Ihe short leg and big body with its short arms am7 strong tinkered chubby ban !'s. Above the physical appearance was the head thai is about all one remembers of Mr. St. John. It was set easy and firm as if o: a pedestal, with the kind line of the lit almost hidden by a cropped while mus tache of stubborn, fighting sugg'-'tinn The lest of his face was clean and hush -d with the alnn chest:! A Relative Recalls Incidents In His Old Age His Personal Appearance. To the Editor: I notice an article in and can give you no letu-r guide than ' v.. -.... . tli.. i,,,.;,,.. 1 Sundav's issue of the News and ' . , V . -loore. w no i aia inouni nan too server, copied from the E. City Econo-j most s'tril.ili;; f:;Ver'of Mr. Macoti mist, in -which the writer says he be lieves himself to Ik' the only livins perstni who Ins i distinct recollection of Hon. Nathaniel Macon's personality. As Ave all know, Mr. Macon, vcas a Oi i ; lny acquaintances; and Major Alfred Ahtori came next in my mind. I irms you could find a photograph of Mr. Moore with Mr. A. S. Webb or P. I. Powell, of Henderson, each of whom married a daughter of Mr. Moore. If native of Warren county, my own conn- you could tret a picture of him you would , voine nearer havinir .Mr. .Ma eon. s fac and feature than any or all I can convey with my pen. dtii ID: had- easily, while abovt ionless eye of a horse- When tl: to ri novt-d down, and it is asked why are bit; railroad men always hi- men physically, the answer is that it takes "a hi?: belly and a broad bad-" to stand the strain of the steps leading finally up to the "pri vate car." Then what an advantage has been the en bon point of Col. Hill 'IV . 1 .1 . i ui K 1 o i lie soci.t 1 side his canary colored nature, instance ins! nilit as the of H ip. P.eiiah Wilkins. e:al LTuest. h'e was at the Jrid Iron dhoier. He lauLths and, makes laughter well on the to of Ids physique, and the irrid iion of that "Wash:n.irton crowd is warm- eo oniy wit n In uti liter. ( . oi I,r si:e- re:iuine otisiiier. i . ia utrn r- 'passentrer busi- railn.ad it wedi in tin are in hov handy this er is i:i the ness. Tle thin men crowd may think they they'll do to tret about, but not for b'e; i,Lrs who can sit down, not be in a hurry ami tret bir salaries as a result of tro(l ditrestion and trtvoil judgment. The Lord made lenr Ietrs to run about and wait on short letrs. and short les te led o:.; v,;,.,, 1() (Jll T,t.,(,i,i (,,. Warren j'J.liott, shaped like Nepoleeni for the world, with a constant -tendtmcy upward. What he huks in hn?rhl'r. l;e makes np in voice. P,nt. the railroad are no exception: in all the jrreat practi--al t-nterju-ises of American life, hed. in for a moment at the head man's office the pork-packer the steel maimnte all of them, yon see the man there with the "bi' belly and the broad back." A few days arro I happened to be pass-in;.'- through Norfolk and as I hail never met Vice-President St. John at close rane except (as I thought) once three years atro a a reporter for a. hurried interview I concluded I should like o take a look at him. It it-; 7iot too much to say that Mr. St. John's career in North Carolina has been a slrantrely briliiant one his enemies say that. He is probably technically ispeakintr, the only perfectly equipped railroad man amomr of the jjroater magnitude liavin.tr come from tejetrraphic operator on the Hock Is h'ud throujrh all the grades for ?2 years. 1 nu an in the elat-s of uch men as C. W. Smith, under whoso constructive jrenius. f'u'st the Chesapeake and Ohio was knit together as a trrain-carrj'in.tr system to sea, and then the old Atchison road wa with similar treatment developed through 1o the water's ed,?e of the Paei-h-. II,. mijrht bo put in the class of thet-e ir,en of earlier days, who gathered together the fragments- of the old Iiich inond and Danville in the blanket of the J-enninal Coiiqiany -a constructive man, strivin" '',,!;) the start ttiwards a rnnd unity in the S. A. E. system, as all rail road men who are hitr men must be these dav. Ther" ni" tithers used for special purposes, ami th.ey may row but I am talking about bi-wiirs. T'. v e ixi e-'i.His nliout cettintr it c.dor was a he.nl that was fr for the Cods, or for the late Commodore Maury, whose head it. resemble am re than any other man whom I recall. "Mr. St. John. I thhik people would like to know if there is anythin.tr in tin rumor that the Seaboard av.d the South ern have- made such terms as to destroy the autonomy id' the Seaboard, as here tofore understood by everybody in North :iv-lina. "The Seaboard stands as it always did related to the Southern, except 1hal the rate war has ceased at competitive paints." "What is the future policy of the sysj em 7 "As it has been, to do the work of a "oniun.n carrier, tryinjr to build up the places am! please the people a'entr its line, Ieavintr their political concerns ah.M!. knowing- nothin.tr of them. I fee! that the people of North Carolina are quite able to attend to their political business without the meddling of a rail road! nia.il who neither knowis anvthinp. of it or should care. Our only policy is as I have said, to accommo kite thos :n sup, oii tne road, ami to try m doinc that, of course, to keep the road profitable. That is the simple mission of all railroads which are run as com mou ca riers. nv men hred to the ousiuess tnd not to polifYs." "Will (lie Seaboard trot control of the Cape Fear ami Yadkin Valley? "That I can't tell - you know there art two committees, the New York com mittee ami the Haltimore committee Our proposition has been accepted by the Haltimore Committee: as to who will tret the road will depend upon win puts in the hhrher bid at the time of sale. Of the J? '. H)J H i() bon, is ;n No - .. i ..... i , w , i .. .i i or;.;, omy .-i(H'.i.iiu oi uiem are owneu by th Southern, the other .")'.( H M) nia.v be withdrawn at pleasure bv the lioiid-holders. "Could the Seaboa.rd road tret tMiilrol of the Yadkin Valley without, the ac quiescence of the Southern? In other words could not the Southern fnstrate such purpose by litigation that would last a t hast two years, and. therefore, would not the acquirement of this road by -the Seab-anl be construed as the outcome of isome friendly understandintr between the Seaboard and Southern?'' "I do not think any such li titration ea.'dd stand in the way: but the case stands about as I have stated, with no conclusion involved of friendship be tween the roans that would be injurious to the intactness of the Seaboard." Mr. St. John was impassive, phleg matic, sparinjr with words, but with a sort of kindly aftermath about his whole presence which is that of a philosopher rather than of the acute man of action that he is. It is certainly a. fact that this man lord the bristle of the people turned ajrainst him when he first came here, ami it is certainly a fact, that he has made the whole State- his friend by now. The case of the Henrietta and Ellen bom cotton mills ini,trht well jrive a hint of his broad industrial .policy, Avhen five miles of branch road were built at the behest of a company who afterwards, as a eom-equet:ce, erected a lare factory, a-nw rue.nimr profitably to road and company. This enterprise was at lartre expense, but it has been repeated in many other similar instances. As it comes in my way I avi'11 make note of a piece of -osip that came to me in a party of .srontlonien who were talking around a table in Nor folk of the personal qualities of Mr. St. John. Hailroad magnates like railroads are not supposed to have any soul, but I was told by one who knew that the salary of a clerjryiiKin ty, and I knew at least one person m that county who recollects Mr. Macon well. My father. Mr. Joseph SihhmP Jones, has a distinct recollection of Mr. Macon. While ridin.tr with him a few months atro Ave passed the old Milam homestead and he then related an incident -which roes to '.show that Mr. Macon was a close observer even of little things. Th incident was this: My father, amonjr ther youn.ir people of the noiirhborhood. .vas invited to a "party" 'at Mr. Mihvm's and amontr the older jruosts was Mr. Macon. Durin.tr the evening, .trames. were proposed amontr them, "seliintr th :himblc," in which trame a "pawn" oi ine is collected for failure to truess cor ed ly. You redeem the "pawn" by car yintr out the fine imposed. In this particular instance my father, is a fine, had to escort a youn.tr lady across the room two or three times i ml return with her to her seat. When reaching the turniu.tr place in the prom enade, he thoutriitle-ssly stood, and al owed the young lady to walk around him. Mr. Macon observed the act and call ed bin) aside1 and said, "ton are my kin and therefore I want to tell yon that yon did wrong just now you should have turned and -allowed the young lady to wait for you." My father is eighty-three years "young' and his mind is active and clear, and Yours verv frulv, J AS. A. EC. HILTON. LESS THAN FIVE HO CPS' SLEEP. (New York World.) In a most interesting description of the daily routine of Pope Leo in The Sunday World it was said that he get s less than five hours' sh ep a day four hour? at night and a short nap after tlinuer ia the late afternoon. He reclines sd or seven hours a day. resting his body, but hU brain is active ai.-jat nineteen hours ou-t of the twenty-four. To the average man or woman who thinks he or she must have eight or nine hours of unconsciousness daily if the remaining hours are to be comfort able and active, these statements seem almost incredible. Yet the re-asans why the Pope requires i:o more sleep appear as soon as the rest or the routine of his life is read. The Pope eats to live, and therefore eats only what is required to repair tie? normal physical waste. He puts no use less and trying tas.-;s upon his digestive or assimilative organs. Again, he leads a regular life, free from surprises, har assmeiits and other enemies of the nerv ous sy-.v:e:n. H-e has made of his body a perfect instrument for the perform ance of brain work, and every physical act is for the sole purpose of keeping that instrument in order. While the citizen of the world cannot model himself upon the Pope, for ob vious reasons, still he or she could with profit adopt -much of the simplicity ind tense of the Pope's routine. I was rnnoaat iiiL' aoimi i.eier.ii i- wis. birth. lay anniversary v.e hao Lou cmmemora:k:g ail over the South.! When we old men we.-e s ho .!! ys we ucd to speak speeches a'.. -.-.it Washing ton and Pairick Henry, and I n-memb. r one from Van Wirt !-et:i:.n eg. "Woo was Hleniierhasseti 7" that was very pop ular. It is time this j oung.-r generation Were sps m k i . : g a SJn-eeh beginning, "Who was Robert E. Lie?" Hr.l if they don't speak it those annual reminder's will cae.-e them to talk it an J think about it. We celebrate the Fourth of ,lu!v 1 - i a - i a i : n: ::. r oi:. i re.-a.a. N. i it id i - am? ri have ;.:..! i bates and said of hi:n .is Y.r, A oea-. "('.(: . are. a : ,riu; eu; remained for a;. I ::!-.. !!:.:! '..a.-i.t i t i J? Son in a a to v. s caie wans tne i ntoday i.i a nate.u; - e i ; , i a . e , ) " l . ? I 1 : : ' . time I i-o-r Seven v v' t .-at t-hot and - ... ii I. ad M-i;' . i; h !',.:' e i h a ! i -i i . : ; o. ott York ri or. Ik ia a la.ge eiierv p: iei.i d a i a. ;. n sen.e I. Se- i ai t H' We'e '. . . i I' Wei; , . , . t . iw ban. 1" v a - . . r. T.he i.o be -a la. !. 1 v. a - to . : a; 1 .e r 'he be.,.!.'.; !-.:. .11; ! ... d the L'Lhid dav o i.oondav he-;.!, thai f Februaiy l..-c;iiisi I .amp tab' O I v no .-t i a . an MO- n-oo-e. ' : ' r m i ;i' o a. I Was p;e- ;".;. '! !ve f a - -any V t 1 e ! j i , i '! -s r- o-it-rt v u a-ic: - it was the birthday of Wa-hinaem. the! d up- a .. , i ,- -. . . .. i i l.ea is t he i a b.i v, ais a ! oa n I ui ' t ; v : i lather ol mat nation--a man o; wn-.m , .. , , , '.'-: it . s a !o, VV , ! h a s . : . ' e ; i ' I o if c . e ; ; , g tleneral h.-.-'s father sai.!: ."First in !li n;s f;, ;,.,) aai''. ;-ma;d rtsty war. fi!.-t in peaie. and first in 1he sta;.;. I.i sv. ,rd aol ni e':; . aa hearts of his eon.iii-vii.eii " W)-;i? -i 1 ho-.ts i: dleab-d an off.cer .; rank, and I wonder f.il statue was tia' Hid lm- v. W I : . 1 minion!" What as ia tl.e a-i,;:i:ant i. t th ..... a i oa i , ...in ) v. a e . caused it to prduce such a galaxy of j w ia-re 1 ,.: .. i i n g Waal ; ! io.iiil, v ... a lie la! ie a. ad O.el la. !..:..! for me k, !a loo . I. O e. great men as Washington and the Lees ; ",":':i:tl J'" l-',"il i.:U n and .lo.leison, Madison. M.mi-oc, Kan-. , . ., ,. . . ' k c f . i a i a . i e a . lie :i ; . i dolph. Pa trie I J elll V an. others in an. nno-1 O a V -i O O . II ., . a c lie re olutionary tlays, am! in later days' ne( r tu be f rar toe a -t -.-D - tit i'.c- i.- . - 1 tit CI i'l-e.-ir eenerais lee J.duit.ii ;,"' t'iHelS lO-Io-a a. I. a!.l V...H.O Le such tireat renera : 1 a in g; l e-,', Jaokso; Tie ma s 7 Stuart, Ashi'V a u J a tieasure ir tae uuni.-ni au I. !e- 1 i -: : i : r mv de-pah ins 1 aa,:i.' awaited I a repiv, and v!e !i ii v..e- u'io'ii I l""de There 'nave been many great na-n. ' :n',,-i,v. ie;; turned ; ay -add! to take one There have been many mole good, men,' no ; view of the ie;,,; e-.-av -i.-.e but the -mtMi who have men both groat; ' ' ' !i ;,!t- .L' 1 "s f-,i! ommeini a a '. e ; oe eioiocal v a. ! .as and ami good are few. (Jreatmss and ;j ttes.s are not twins. Indeed, thev . on ll ie nolle I1.-! ii i . ;' i ' i '. . g : o co nin icad them to ear seldom of any kin. When Aimer was! oien. slain Pavid said: "A great man has this day faiien in I-srael," ainl so might be i th 'I a i a - a 1 : : s 1 1 f g aa- 1 iri!, lav sin. In that direction stretches the road has as vivid recollection of Mr. Macon 1 ta hong life content and health. as any person now living, I suj.pose. THE AMEHICAN OIHL AND DO MESTIC SERVICE. The. old "Macon Homestead," Puck Sparing." still shows traces of the sub stantial simplicity of the grand "old lioman." Curia cribs of substantial hickory logs are yet standing, and his simple one room, two storied dwelling weather boarded inside, upside-down, i.-. yet standing, ami all around are just such grand old oaks, (century oaks) as Warren county cjn produce. His grave, a few hundred yards from the dwelling, covered with loose stone, such as might be thrown -upon it with one hand by any passing friend. And thus simply this grand old man sleeps, an he lived, not covered with the tower ing monument pointing skyward pro- man nature. As things are now, if 1 claiming his good deeds and noble ac- j wore a working-girl, ;ik I am an Animation-.-, but. with the drapery of nature! '-m I would never go out to service: around him, with the simple stones of j never, never, never! his fields piled upon him, he sleeps as he! And neither would you. if you were to lived. "An, Honest man. the Noblest fell the honest truth. From "The TTn Woik oi Cod.' ' oiiief Sex The Case of Maria," by Helen HOWAPD F. JONES Wa Person Moody. in the February Wilson. N. (!.. .bam 1M. IK! IS. i Scrib.ner's No Avomler the American girl who goes out to service is as nearly extinci :m the buffalo! The American girl has the dis advantage of brains. She sees things clearly, directly, without reference to tra dition or twaddle. She knows that do mestic servhv. although the best paid, is the most undetsirab-e work tdie can -undertake, because it brings with it none of the human rewards that are better than money. Not one of the considera tions which impel girls to choose shop work, comes in to make her work digni fied and in conformity with the laws hu- NATIIANI EL MACON. Mr. James A. Egerton, who Homembon Tire Old Human, Describes Him. (Henderson Cold Leaf.) TO COMMAND THE VIZOAYA. Madrid, Jan. 21b It is -announced that the Cruiser Yizieaya. which the gov ernment has decided to semi to the Fn-ited States, will not be comniamled Cant, ihmens v Pnhin. but bv ('.rot. Capt. O. Ii. -Smith, of Henderson, who' FuFhate. is interesting himself in the matter of This change in the command of the having statues of the two most eminent, Yizraya is believed to be due to the North Carolinians placed in the capital ; feeling produced by an address delivered at Washington in the h peaces set apart1 in IhS'G before the Madrid Geographical for that puipose according to act of Con- j s,( ;,-ry by Copt. Concas y Pulan. who gres of LShK, thinks that of all others' commanded the Caravel 'Santa Maria, Nat Macon and Zeb Vance are the lneiijsent over by Sj ain h the Columbian to select. And in this lie finds plenty i Exposit Ian." giving his impression (if the others to agree with him. I'nited States in s.kIl a manner as to Desiring to Larn .something of the rar;i, i,;m Hannis Taylor, then personal appearance ol .Mr. .Macon as tie the I'nited States Minister to Spain, a look, d to one who knew him. (ami. L-m-t .te vbe Stmnio ivernment le. mandhig an explaiiation. IIEIt AUTOGliAPII BOOK. Smith wrote to the venerable Mr. James A. Egerton. late of Warren county, biitj now living in Kaleigh, and asked. him toj give hus recollections of that very re-i markable man. To this request Mr.' !0 ave wv i)(,ok to write in Lgerton promptly replied and from his jivv autograph look of blue letter Ae are permitted to make the fob Anl she said: "Write it straight, now, lowing extract: Tommy, My memory of Mr. Macon to-day ie? as All(1 something nice and true." indelibly fixed m my mind as though I ptiniv and sijuartdy he wrote a line had seen him last week or last year, but! i.'o1. ,js (1,HV1 AVith the wes of lilue I may fad to give you of him just whatj pr0ndly. and signed. "Tommy" ytu desii'e. Chmld we meet so as for nm; "Ma'ie I love you true." to answer all questions you might jit- ufj ' Mr. Macon, no doubt but you could be A youth came from college better satisfied than from anv thing Ij A student grave ami wise do for He looked at the little old a of 1 1 1 e c.iilli ri. Do to a i i J aoo . ' i !' . poleon am! many others who were great. but not. altogether good. T1 here was CONFEDERATE VETERANS. r.!a.y 20;h. 1 man. and to h 'id reii's ci.d- i .t ... l .jilt lot ve id fee! I.a.'il a r ! be i i . pi red by i t 1 : I v. a- not to. i mod- said of David and Solomon ami C ms: a n- , s; t(; , .-. ;, of it. i wmiM v.id-p.-r that tine and Caesar ami Cromwell and Na-1 I k;."W an ima-'-m. lo.rio! i'h-1 m.aiier v. a i is pr.oi l that on ins- r. -.a Oav el danuary she ob. ei-.e,' n : oa'y Gencra.l : Lee's hirtiidav. ! a;! tliat of two of her some d.a.i-k biot upon their name and I childr-ai. Wit-i proj.!..-t ie in-idi at i. n their fame that marred its brightness. she did l r l -t to boa. a- hi- Ciinhig Lord Paeon was one of the greatest! f:,nu'- W;,:i1 "! .tie r , ouid do m-.ivV , , , , 1 . 1 1 . ! , A III. oi man, out lie wa.s tar irom t'ing goow. War k jjerb.ap.s the severest test of a great man's goodness. It tries his heart as well as his mind and makes protest ' . n i i u i i tl n r i, 1 .tailed to Hou Their Itttmion in Cim'ctde of all his emotions. ,o man in the an-, mils of history has .stool this test betto-r! GEXEIIAL OirOEIi N . I'd. Headquarters Sec. .ml P.riaade. . c. j i v. r. c. v. wa.s not so great, so brave, so command- Pit t shor . X. C.. dan. l'.Mh. v;s. ing. Albeit Sid.aey Johnston was ju'oba- 1. Tim following copy of General r bly as good and as great as Lee, but der Xo. L'7, from Divi-i m Headq nai ters. hl.s opportunities to prove it were sud- is herewith forwarded for your infor 'lenly arrested f.y his untimely dea t i;. ' :iia t am and gaabia.-e. Even Washingtt.n was not so 'great a' L In eomp'ia ,.-o witli theaeti..n of the general as Lee. for he had but lit t le : 1 vision at their meeting in Nashville, military training, while Lee was edu- :l lo-'don of jke Divi-i.-n will be lieM caled carefully in the art of Avar was j" the eity t,f Charl-dle, on Friday, May ih.e lankmg gradm.ite in a class of fort'.'- -,':1 Llb-Si. two at West Point, was for three vearsj - As "'ill be really the fr-t re in charge of that institution and had'''1"""1 lu'1,1 1,y Hivision. the C,m- iarge and vniied oxporionce in the war '"..iHimg General earnestly 1ru-ts that with Mexico. in addition to all ,'v,'I"y e.amp in the Division wdl be there these advantages, he inherited a represented by at least throe delegates, tnleof for e.onm.-oHlP,- i,,en '-d may he imt a!-o b-.pe that every ..... - ..... ...... f . . . , j ' ' was the s.m of Menrv I dirdT foot lye,. (Idahthonse Ilarrvl. who was Washing- hi' ' b '. r- - --- . - - . ..... tlian KoU'i-t Ih Lie. Stonewall Jackson! was no doubt as good a man, but he' ton s fa vored 1 rieo. ami mihtarv v:se and wisose hones i ve hoiioie Georgia soil on Cumberland island. It. is worthy of mention that tour General Lee's grandmother was Lm-y Giym.-s. the first Lav of General Washington. She mown as ihe o .via lei head ty.' It grieved her to reject hi-s ad di esses, but iie comforted himself soon after by marrying the Widow Oustis. ; This widow Oustis was the grandmother! of Gcnerai Lee's Avife, Mary Kandolph thistis. And. o.o the I-es ami the Wash- ingions got as close together as tl.ev : could. ! Ninety-one .wars ago lf'r,.M;-' p.'opio wa re born on the same- day with General Lte, but not one of them stands out in such bold and beautiful relief. He gets greater and grander as the years roll on.' .More biographies have bo; n written and h'i'ol.'shed of him ihan of any other man. Nine are already before the people and comrade belonging to ihe eoumoind uid ibie? lie ;lh , extends a cordial invitation to every Worln.v e 'on I edera te. v.ia-ll.er a member of the F. '. V. or not. .'!. The Chief Oe.a nominator i . hereby barged with the duty of arranging for I ra ns; oi ta t ion. and with tae a-v-i-tanee ef the Prigade isartermaster. will dis seminate ail Information obtainaiiie as o-.-al points in 'to rates from the the State. (Signed..) .jr.XIFS DAVIS. Adjutant General and '-hief ,;" Staff. P,y order of Wm. !.. b.-lt. -tt. Major G'eiu r.d Couimaudi! -g. II. '1'he sev.-ral eatiijo- of the P.; agade are herby no'ifhd tino tie- loeai v'i niii-i of ('Iiarlotte will j-rovide for all com rades attending, woo are unable to furnish their own aee.,ai:aoda!inn.. III. Maj. A. P.. Sir. m - a. Pa!. ;-: mother uoav in j.ress. His llohie life and public servi-e have commanded the admiration of the observing Avorld and all the commendation that tie English language could give to a man has been given to him. There are no more nouns of praise no more comparatives or -superlatives left in our vocabulary. Thus ir does not become me to ad I anything C. Prig. Oommis.i ry. is her. -by charged with the duty of arranging fr the -ue-e:in:n..dation of the attending veterans of The Itrigade and for this purao-e he Aviil. at on.-e. jm; himself in omnnmiea tioii with t'iiairman C. W. Ri ,-:. ha rk, Ciiarkote. X. '.. of tie local er,aindt ti--. :md fnr::i-ii t!e several camps with ail desired info; mati.oi. I V. Comrade w : I advLe Maj. S:nm- aoh. at as early a date as pos-dbb-. "!' the j-robable nnmia-r, who. will att-nd from their several cam;-- anl how many will may hero say. However, I Avill you the best I can. Mr. Macon in statue was just about that of myself say " feet 1 inehers: shoulders and breast a lit tle morei full than mine but by no utograph book: Ho looked at her true blue eye?. And be sera av led. Avith cynical smiling, In the old, old lniok of blue. Of the folly of love ami signed it, " l nomas Peginald Hugh." A man came from his labors. Learned in the school of years. Gazed at the little blue book, and dream ed. Then he looked and saw her smiling, in to see Mr. St. John any more -than there is in getting to see Henry ('lews or C. P. Huntington, whom I had, in the Avh'. conducts a 'mission church on the suburb-; of Norfolk, avus paid entirely (Continued on Nth page.) means showing corpulency. He stood p e r f e c 1 1 y c re c t c o n n t o n a n ce a 1 av a y s i well gathered and under his perfect cou- frol r.eAvr given to loose language or anecdotes. I have no recollection of ever hearing him give Avay to loud laughing or! story telling. Ahvays. very particular . 5 ii cm triii!' nfter the Iweilth of Ids . friends ami neigdibors Avhen. entering' With tears m her eyes of blue. companv. He was the fullest bald-head! And he wrote and signed, ''lommy man of nil mv acquaintances, having on- "Maggie, I love you true, ly a patch of hair .about as witlo as your j London Daily Mail, two fingers, passing along frcm ear " car. His face was neither long nor con- Legali.ing It: "So old Pdacksfone, Lie t rar ted and cramped. Eoreliead full,1 lawyer, objected to your i calling on ins nose neither small nor unusually large.1 daughter last night, did he.' crooked or Poman. Mouth about that of "Vs. but I made it all right. Asked common men, neither small nor large: for a stay and it was granted. Ciucin face full and well developed. always, nati Commercial Tribune. fronting von avoII Avhen in conversation. Novas to features here I fail to con- A little Hour by -any other name vrouhl vey as thoy are this day in my mind no doubt smell as wheat. ,o these tlinutes. It is enough to say :,v. ,i( ,(r()V:(p.(1 flr. tnat alter all these years since his death y :,:;ij. M. . j,;ivi. Charh.tte. X. C.. m IS, n,. the cl.max has been reached nv;,Ut.r (2aart.rmaer, is hereby wlmn a nortnern man, tlm presah-nt of (.L,ir ,vitjl fht. ,,!rt. f arranging for a Northern college, has at last vo!u;i tarily placed him at the hea 1 of the column ami pronounced him peerless that greatest general of modern films ami the Inst of men. 1'urihermo; e, this Dr. AndrcAvs, Avho vas himself a sol dier in the Northern army, makes bold to say: "His cause was not the lost cause so much as is suspected. 'The doe trine of State's rights, for Avhhdi he fought, as uoav interpreted by our su preme court, is in exact accordance with his claims upon this point."' When Robert Emmett, the illustrious Irish patriot. Avas condemned to death for treason, he made a memorable ad dress to his judges and said: "Until Ireland is free, let no man Avrite my epitaph." Ami so when General Ja Avas on his last led ami realized that death Avas near, he requested that no funeral oration should be pronounced. His request Avas observed, but since then the Southern people could not le re- tl.e transportation of t.he Piig.oi and ail qui. .'ions in regard to the same mu-t be addressed to him. lv order of WM. L. LONDON. Prig. Gen'l ComM'g. J. G. PENCEE!:. A. A. G. and Chief of Staff. THE A PSEXT GUEST Prosperity was disensed by the cabi net. Wa.-hington P.-t. The cabinet was present Ami di-eussed Prosperity In a manner that Avas pleasant And leautiful to See. Put in the meeting eroAvded There Avas a vacant chair: Prosperity was talked about, Put no one saw bon there' E. L. STANTON. "Metallic money, .while acting as coin. strained from giving vent to their love is identical, AViTn paper money in rosie(a and admiration. Monuments and stat- to its Udng destitute of Intrinsic value." ues have been erected, orations have North Pritish Peview.