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THE it to be its a far in A in all of are a of I am a patriot to the manor born and cannot rise above my environ ments, A lifetime of travel5 would never wear off the rough edges of mv provincial predilections and metamorphose me into a cosmopolite. There is but little altruistic pnuos ophy about me. As a rule the aver age man (and deliver me trom the man wco is not an average man sets more store by his faults than his virtues (if he has any). That is the way I am. I rejoice trom tne tact that I am from Rockingham. There in the beautiful Piedmont country is. to mv mind, the brighfest and goodliest corner of creation. Wherever Wherever I go I cherish the sentiment of Morehead s "iiuis or JAin ana me words echo through my mind. I tell these people ours is God's country in blodm. Here where winter is an en tire stranger I say to them that we have just enough cold weather for the spice of variety to make life worth living. I tell them our soil . a il - ' J a. and climate mace up me granuewi, combination of conditions for human existence on this whizzing planet. I tell them that in western North Car olina generally and in Rockingham particularly the animal and vegetable kingdom reacn mcir mnuesb oiaw ui perfection. I am Bomewhat of a liar when I get my hand int but I hope it affords some consolation to my friends at home to know that the redeeming quality of my mendacity lies in always lying on mu biuc uj. Rockingham. The crops in this country are the greatest and grandest Known m years God has, indeed, tempered the wind to the shorn lamb. The harvest moon in this year of grace looks down upon a land overflowing with the cornucopia 01 ywuiy, Ceres the goddess of corn, has been with these people. While the crops of the Indian maize have fallen short in the west m s'aiirci -v -v . 11T A. A L n MnAinnMOa .T T HO Mississippi will he pureung open with the harvest treasures. Through the mist and the rain and the sunshine sunshine the fleecy cotton is whitening into bloom and fruition as never before in man's knowledge, ine cotton crop this year will reach nine million bales about one million more than ever before. The serried ranks of the saccharine sugar cane wave and glint most luxuriantly in the gold of the midsummer sun Cotton may sell lor six cents a pounu and the sugar producers may nave to go without their oouniy, out w Wni oil mill through some way and it is barely possible that we may be happy yet. The skies are brightening. The silver lining to the leaden clouds is deepening into a roseate flush of gold. The economic problems of our fiscal and hnonciai poucy uave uwu settled (whether satisfactorily or not) and the country will put on its seven league boots and take several great strides forward. Confidence between man and man has long ago Deen restored only a residuum of uncertainty uncertainty remains. With the adjust- adjust- ment or tne tanu au iuuii-wy iuuii-wy iuuii-wy questions all appiehensions snouiu naturally disappear, no iuug excuse for existence. At last tnere must be some relaxation m tne con gest d policy of all business activities which has obtained ior iu pust fifteen months. The manufacturer who has been awaiting tariff develop ments before resuming operauous knows now what sort or a Dasis ne has to operate upon. There is no excuse ror runner ueiay umcnr contemplates retiring permanently from business, rne oaniter isawuicu ot the stability of our financial system. The merchant who has been holding the purchases of his supplies in abeyance can now no ou me market and buy freely, knowing tnat the long pent up consumption of the country will at .once create the demand for his goods. An extraordinary extraordinary amount of money is required required to move the magnificent crops, larger credits than ever will have to be established oy aeiuera wj vy necessary stores, and, as is always the case, the money and credits win be forthcoming. The gainful occu pations of the country will be taken up again shortly and our people will soon get once more on the highway of prosperity. And the panic will become a tradition and reminiscence only in the short memories of the people of this fast age. Mississippi is developing consider able lumber and wool interests, and the people (especially those engaged directly in thebe industries) are naturally naturally disappointed at the trend of tariff legislation, which throws little or no protection around these infant industries. Mr. Hinton, ofLumberton, this State, a lumber king, and presi dent of the lumber association of the State, expressed himself with a great deal'of bitterness to me in regard to the action of Congress. He has no patience with the Democratic theory or rree raw materials, in this con nection he made this striking remark, "une man s iree raw material material is another man's finished pro duct." One has but to travel over a very small section of this country of ours to be impressed with the diversity diversity of interests which exist. Our people feel no interest whatever in Alabama iron, 1 Alississppi wool and lumber or Louisana sugar. And the people of these Sta es care nothing about our tobacco interests. 1 met the other day a little preacher a Free Methodist, he called himself who was going around the country making war on tobacco users. Those who were addicted to the "filthy habit said he, could not get into the fold of his church and he didn t seem to think there was any chance of their entering the kingdom of heaven, though the bible doesn't express itself on that subject like it does abont drunkards Suppose this denomination should convert the world to its way of thinking. The modern ruins of Reidsville, Danville and Winston would rival the ancient ruins of Pompeii and Hercul aneum. Tariff legislation, as well as a great deal else, is largely a question ot whose ox is gored. At Biloxi I met a queer genius a man of many odd, bizane, but brilliant brilliant ideas about his work. He is a potter, or I should better say, a sculptor in clay. His name is George Hi. Ohr and he is the champion potter of the world, who challenges all comers. I never did realize what "Clay in the potter's hands" really meant until I saw him at his wheel at work. His workshop is a kind of den. It is a tumble down affair, but when you get inside you find all kinds of bric-abrnc, bric-abrnc, bric-abrnc, the rarest and quaintest . conceits of the potter's art, lottery to the right of us, Eottery in iront or us, pottery over-ead over-ead over-ead and almost underfoot pottery everywhere. The ceilings are hung witn it, the trees ana rences outside are lined with the stuff. The place is a kind of Noah's ark, and yet. unlike that ancient craft, there are no two things in it alike. Ohr never would make anything alike anybody else and having made one article' ho never could be induced to make counterpart. His wares are, indeod, things of beauty - and aesthetics, Oscar Wilde himself would haye reveled amid this collection of rare and antique ceramic ideas. Pots, pitchers and peach blow vases, ink stands, cups, saucers, bowls, buckets, houses, and a thousand and - one curios of every imaginable shape, style and color were thrown around in delightful confusion. I am not a disciple of tee noble art of virtuo-sofhip. virtuo-sofhip. virtuo-sofhip. but the temptation was offered and I could not resist making some purchases. Ohr, with the instincts instincts of an aitist, was really loath to part 'with his treasures, even for the moneyT ' His - place is a curosity shop and himself the greatest attraction. attraction. He is much patronized by visitors to BiloxL J E. G. Wants Dr. Staples lor th Senate. Stoneville, N. C, Aug. 29, 1894. Editors of Reidsville Review As the time is now at hand when the Democratic party of Rockingham county should meet together in council council to make a choice for our best men to represent the Democracy of this county in the next general assembly of North Carolina, this is a time that we should be very careful and put out our very best material and make no mistake, select a ticket that can carry our party through with success. success. I would suggest the name of Dr.-Wm. Dr.-Wm. Dr.-Wm. C. Staples, of Reidsville; as a safe man to represent the Democracy Democracy of Rockingham county in the next Senate of North Carolina. I don't think there would be any doubt about his election if nominated. I have spoken to some ot my friends in regard to his name for the Senate and they all agree with me that we cannot put up a better man. x ours Very Truly, F. J. Stoke. LEV4J. MORTON'S ACCEPTANCE Arrives From Europe to Declare Himself III the Race for New York's Governor. New Yokk, August 27. Among the passengers of the steamer Normandie, which arrived from Navre yesterdi!, are Hon. Levi P. Morton, Mm Morton, Miss Morton and . Senator Walcott, of Colorado. Mr. Morton on being approached approached with regard to his intentions in the gubernatorial race, gave out the following and politely refused v say anything further: "In reply to your questions I can only say that although I have no desire to re-enter re-enter re-enter public life, I hava received so many letters from -personal -personal and political friends in differ ent parts of the Btate of New York, urging me to allow the use of my name as a candidate, that now that I am at home, I shall feel it due to them and to the republican party which has so highly honored me in the past, to give th question serious consideration. KOLB'S OWN LEGISLATURE. To Elect a Senator to Contest the Seat With United States Senator Slorgan. Bibmisgham, Ala., August 27. A prominent republican who was active in Kolb s interest during the recent campaign, is authority for the statement statement that the Kolbites will, in November, November, when the regular legislature meets, convene a legislature of their own, elect a United States senator to succeed Morgan, who will, it is thought, be a republ icanv and ad j ourn. They will then let their senator contest contest with Morgan who will be re-elected re-elected re-elected re-elected by the regular legislature for the latter's seat. The Kolbites hope to have their man seated as they believe the republicans will control the United States next year, lnis will, it is thought, be the extent of the dual government government of the Kolbites, as they can not hope to prevent Oates from being governor. ALABAMA FURNACES SOLD. Works That Have Been Idle for Months to be Repaired and Operated. BiRMrsQ ham, Ala., August 28. The properties of the Bit mingham Furnace and Manufacturing company, consist ing of 100 ton iron furnace, coal mines aud extensive timber lands at and around Trussville, Ala., were sold at auction yesterday by order of the court for $350,000. Fuller Hoggett, of Pitts burg, and associates, ten bondholders. being the purchasers. ' The furnace which has been idle for many months, will be repaired and put into operation at once. Celia Tbazter, the Authoress, Dead. Boston, August 29. A special from the Isles of Shoals says that Celia Jhax-ter, Jhax-ter, Jhax-ter, the authoress, died there suddenly last night and that the funeral services will be held this afternoon at theLi Ap- Ap- pledore house. Slovemeots of the War Steamers. Vaixejo, Cal., August 27. The U. S. S. Charleston sailed for China via Hon olulu at a. m. yesterday. The Phila delphia docks in a day or two. The Bennington is now being fumigated. Downing in Honor of the Knights. Washixgtos, August 28. Robert Downing, the tragedian, opened the regular season here last night appear ing in honor of the Knights. ANOTHER NEW CORPORATION. Company to Control a Patent Process in Fermented Liquors. bPRiN-OFiELD, bPRiN-OFiELD, bPRiN-OFiELD, 111., August 20. The International Takamine company of Chicago, with a capital stock of $5,000,- $5,000,- 000, was incorporated Saturday. The incorporators are Jakishe Takemine, Mary ii. Hitch and E. V. Hitch. The company has been organized to control throughout Europe a new process in the manfacture of fermented liquors, beer, vinegar, yeast, and similar com modities. SUBSCRIBING TO THE LOAN. Government of Japan Resolved to Issik a Dometttio Loan of 850,000,000. . Wasbtogtox, August 20. The Japa nese legation here received a cablegram announcing that the government of Japan has resolved to issue a domestic loan of $50,000,000. The cablegram stated tnat a strong outburst of patriotic patriotic feeling had been evoked by this proposition and that people in all parts oi tne country were subscribing to the loan. . Afore Mining Troubles Contemplated. r. PrrrsBUKG, Pa., August 20. Trouble is in prospect for the coal miners in the Pittsburg district, and the fall and winter winter season way witness a repetition of the experiences of last winter. Waterj Graves for Three. New BBAtmsFXLS, Tex,, August 20. Mrs. Hugo Cramer and daughter and Mrs. Hartman were fishing in the river yesterday when their boat upset and all tare were drowned. . While in Chicago. Mr. Charles N. Kahler. a prominent, shoe merchant of Des Moines, had quite a serious time of it. He took such a severe cold that he could hardly talx or navigate,, but the prompt use of Chamberlain's Cough rtcmeay curea nirn ot nis -cougn -cougn so quickly that others at the hotel followed nis example ana nan a dozen persons ordered it trom tne nearest drug store. 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Clipped from The Reidsville Review31 Aug 1894, FriPage 2

The Reidsville Review (Reidsville, North Carolina)31 Aug 1894, FriPage 2
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