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m nueuurs 8 L DIM. 1 I 1 k VOL. I., NO. 7- PINEHURST, N. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1897. PRICE THREE CENTS. GEN. H. B. CARRINGTON. Sketch of a Distinguished Win ter Resident of Pinehurst. Famous with Pen as well as Sword, and Still Interested in Literary Work. Mustered Presidents Garfield, Hayes and McKinley Into the Array, and Signed Commissions of the First Two. We propose from time to time, so far as practicable, to make mention of our winter guests as they arrive, and thus introduce them to e:ich other and help promote that social sentiment which makes Pinehurst society more like that of one great family circle. (Jeneral Henry B. Carrington of the Army, author of "Battles of the Amer ican devolution," a standard vol ume upon which he spent nearly thirty-seven years of labor at home and abroad, and now here with his family, has expressed a willing ness to contribute an occasional article upon the North Carolina battle-fields of the devolution, all of which lie carefully mapped, after personal surveys and close scrutiny of the British and French arch ives. His paper in the North Carolina Teacher has already given special sig nificance to the part which the Old North State bore in the war for national independence. From Appleton's "Bio graphical Encyclopedia," and Kami's "One in a Thousand," we take a few items. General Carrington was born at Wall ingford, Conn., March 2, 1824, although his unchanged black hair and entire personnel do not indicate his age. lie graduated at Yale in 1845, was Professor of Natural Science and Greek at Irving Institute, New York, where, for a time amanuensis of Washington Irving, he hegan, under his advice, his battle history. ne then took the Yale law course, and for several years practiced his profession in partnership with the late Governor Dennison, at Columbus, Ohio. He has long been a member, of the U. S. Supreme Court Bar, but since the war has not practiced, except as advising counsel, and in charge of several suits for the government in Montana in the adjustment of Indian treaties. As early as 1854 he was identified with the first organization of the re publican party, was an intimate friend of Salmon P. Chase, and in 1857 became the Adjutant General of Ohio, organized its state militia and was able to dispatch two regiments to Washington within 81ty hours after President Lincoln's first call for troops. Upon increase of the army in May, 18G1, on account of services in West Virginia and antecedent military training, he wras appointed, with Sherman, Canby, Ileintzelman and others, as one of the colonels, that of the 18th II. S. Infantry, which he promptly raised to its maximum the first year, hav ing 24 companies and a three battalion basis. He was promoted General of Volunteers in 18G2, and served under Buel and Thomas in Kentucky until ordered to the District of Indiana, the border defense, and the organization of troops. It so happened that he mustered into the service Presidents Garfield, Hayes and McKinley, and signed the commissions of the first two. General Carringtoifs present wife, daughter of Mr. Pobert Courtney, of Franklin, Tenn., was widow of Lieut. Gruinmond of the 18th U. S. Infantry, who was killed in battle with Indians in 18GG. Her experience at her home, dur ing the battle of Franklin, and after wards on the frontier, has been that of unusual incident and trial. Their son Chase, known to us so well last winter, is now at El Paso, Texas. The two daugh ters have returned with their mother, and we hope to find them again among our musical entertainers. General Carrington's literary labors have been continuous, the latest volumes being a series of patriotic readers of various grades, one especially including -i a. - e-it 1 GENERAL IIEN11Y B. CAItUINGTON, U. S. A. At the close of the war, he was ordered from Louisville, Ky., to the frontier, where he took command of the Rocky Mountain district, opened the first wagon road to Montana, through what is now Wyoming, amid constant Indian hostil ities, and was retired from active service on account of wounds received, which at the time promised to cripple him for life, lie afterwards served several years as Professor of Military Science and Engi neering at Wabash College, Indiana, and of late years has resided in Boston, en gaged, when at home, in literary work. He has declined civil office, but is serv ing as member of the Board of Sewer Commissioners at Hyde Park, near Bos ton, where his experience as engineer has its use. His first wife, daughter of Joseph Sullivant of Columbus, Ohio, was born at Danville, Ky. One son, James B., survives, and is one of the editorial staff of Scrib iter's Magazine. biblical and classical as well modern selections, and the latest volume, "Bea con Lights of Patriotism," being designed for grammar schools and family reading, with many contributions from living authors, including several from North Carolina. We noticed last week Dr. Smith's "Poems of Home and Country," which he edited. In a recent fire he lost much valuable manuscript, including all that had been done to develop the "Bat tles of the Bible; or the Military History of the Hebrews," which had long been in his plans. He has maintained his famil iarity with the ancient languages during his entire life, and we are glad to wel come him and others of special literary attainments to our social life. If we mistake not, Pinehurst has in prospect a winter of rare opportunities for intellect ual, social and esthetic culture and pleas ure rarely to be met with, and the accommodations are ample for all who come. Dr. Hale on Early Boston History. The Be v. Dr. Edward Everett Hale de livered another in his series of lectures 011 the early history of Boston in Hunt ington Hall a few evenings since. Every seat was occupied. The real founder of Massachusetts, said the doctor, was the llev. John White, who had among his followers several adventurers who were fishermen and who prospered in this way. White knew that there were devout London merchants who were ready to seek a new home, and he wrote to them concerning the wealth of the Massachusetts bay fisher ies. The fisheries today yield twice as much revenue as the breadstuff in Massa chusetts. In 1G31-32, the people of Boston did not understand that they must live by fish, but the people of Dorchester did understand this, and Dorchester was richer than either Boston or Charlestown at that time. Shiploads of fish were ex ported to England, the West Indies and France. But Boston was not to be simply a town of fish. In 1631 Winthrop launched the first ship ever built in Massachusetts, which was called "The Blessing of the Bay, "and which made successful voyages to foreign ports. For a century and a half thereafter Boston was known as a ship-building port, and exported ships to other countries. Boston was at one time, fringed by 20 or 30 shipyards. Speaking of the fortifications of the bay, Dr. Hale said that none of the forts, from 1G30 to the present day, had ever fired a shot at an enemy. The present Fort Independence is the seventh fort of the same name on the same spot. In 50 years, the doctor explained, Bos ton grew from a little hamlet to be a rich commercial centre which had dealings with many other parts of the world, and the town was so independent that it fought through King Philip's war with out asking England for an ounce of lead or a gill of powder, and it cared not what England or the English King thought. The people, for a town of 6000 inhab itants, were phenomenally rich. They had the best of food and the best of wine, and through the 17th century it was made a point of honor to have a stuffed codfish on the table at even the most ele gant dinner parties. The royal govern ors were really powerless, and they would not have received their salaries unless they had attended the Thursday religious lectures. In those days, many of the houses were as elegant as any which now exist. One of the finest residences was the governor's, the Province House, for which 2300 were paid. Dr. Hale thought that it would be well for the state to recover the site of the Province House, and reproduce that building as it was in its best days. At the conclusion of the lecture, views of interesting historical buildings and places were thrown upon the screen with a stereopticon. Boston Herald.