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The Oreat Reunion ol Native North
Carol inlaiu at Oreen bora a Sif-
nal Success Thousand W
Hav Won Fama and Fortune la
Other State Cam Home The
Tenacity of the Cliln Whisker
HabU Two Day Given Over
ta Wonderful Enjoyment Bit
Hen From Other 5tte Make
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TT:e creat and first reunion na
tive North Carolinian living in utlirr
States uvnrred at (irtt'tisooro last
ilomlav and 1 uesuav. 1 he (lav was
a sigitinVant one and means much
for North Carolinians. Feeling lhat
it will be tf great interest. The Jour
nal devote mm-h spare this week to
the gathering. We copv below par
tial reports by Mr. I. K. Avery, the
gifted stall member of the (. harlotte
Olwerver. the most gifted newspaer
writer in the htate.
The Flrt Day.
Greensboro, (Vt. 12. "I despise
war," said (Jovernort'lias. B. Ayork
in an interview tonight, "but I talk
war and the Kirt North Carolina
played in the war lieraiisr they show
what an amused citizenship ran da
The Mine spirit that caused North
( arolina to make saenhce and heroic
effort in war will, if energized, allow
no limit to Ik' placed Uon her won
derful achievements in time of peace.
"1 rejoice in this reunion of resi
dents and non-resident citizens. It
lias brought together, from all over
the world. North Carolinians, whi
records show that native talent rises
to the ton wherever it g'S; and it
has emphasized the accomplishments
of those who remain within the Mate.
"The reunion causes the general
public of the I'nited States to look
with interest uhhi this common
wealth. It will inrrMse State pride
and must arouse dtvicr loyalty and
patriotism. It will advertise our
marvelous resources and will pn
mote a fraternal Fciitimcnt that will
be helpful to residents and to the
Old North State. 1 consider it a
pleasure and a privilege to be in
Cireensboro today."
This expression of (lovernor Ay
cock is echoed by the 15,000 resi
dents of this city, by the 5,000 visi
tors, and by the representatives of 27
Slates who have come here as native
North Carolinians to take part in the
Living up to well established
nwrd.tinvnsboro is at its best play
ing host. With better hotel fneili-tii-s
than any other town in the State,
with a crack club, with "headquar
ters" of one kind and another at al
most ever)- comer, and w ith evidence
of preparation in all other essential
resMvts. Cireensboro is extending
the glad hand of welcome to all visi
tors, and, incidentally, is siidiiig
slmut i8,(XK) in furtherance of their
There is rife here a fraternal feel
ing that is good to feel. Men w ho
have been out of the State furs quar
ter of a century are shaking hands
with friends of boy In ml days. 1Hig
separated relatives meet joyously in
the streets. Successful North Caro
linians who have found success
abroad are giving and receiving con
gratulations; fur both resident and
non-resident Carolinians are protest
ing that in the pure Anglo-Saxon
drain that is breeded here there is
dominating quality that finds praise
worthy recognition whether it stays
at homo or goes beyond the borders.
There seems to be aroused a fuller
intelligence of the glorious traditions
and the greatness and growth of the
Slate -, and uch honorable conceit is
exultant in thesurenessof its knowl
edge. The day has been filled with un
usual interest. An audience more
flattering in personnel than any oth
er gathering that ever assembled in
North Carolina greeted the shakers
at the formal exercises in the Grand
Opera House this afternoon.
F.x-Xenator Ransom an aged Ro
man who tower yet graceful and
strong presided over the meeting.
Speeches were made by such men as
Bcv. Dr. W. V. Mow of Richmond,
Rev. Dr. A. C. Dixon of Boston, Gov
ernor Aycock, Col. Ja. T. Morehead
of Greensboro ; Hon. Frank K, Sho
ler, Congressman-elect from the 1 7th
district of New York; Dr. R. P. Ml.
president of Converse College, 8. C;
lion. L. D. Tyson, speaker of the
House of Representative of Tennes
see, and other whoare distinguished
in the various walks of life. A no
table company was present. Most of
the State, officials, Senator Simmons
and Overman: Congressman Small;
Judge Walur,lrk, Chief Justice of
Styt Pt-rn-M It a Splendid C
Urrhil Tonic
Colonel L I. LMng.toB, Member of
Um IndiutrUlCommleetoaud the lead-
tag Democratic member of the Com'
intttMoa ApproptiaUoa la the Hooee
af Repreaentetfve, woom home I at
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uraow wmmmr, vearvteaMa
Bnwme mm4 otter wn we
Mtniaa as mm mrcmlhmt fmie mmm
a catarra cm." Coi L. L Uvlmguam,
Ail phteea ol csurrh, aeate or ehroale,
are promptly and permanently rami.
It U through It operation apoa the er-
Von (yttrai that Parana ha attained
aweh a world-wide reputation a a rare
and rellabu remedy for all phaee of
eatarrh turmr locaWd.
Mr. Jaa, O. Morla. 117 Ontario .treat
If ontreal, Canada, writes t
" Perona I certainly a great eatarrh
remedy. It eared me of eatarrh of the
head and I gladly lndoree It. Canadian
are peculiarly afflicted with thla dleraae
and for years the doctors have tried to
overcome It with ellxlra, powder and
puis, bat reran ha solved the qaeeUoa
and atnee the medicine ha beea eetab
llahed here hnndred of people hare
Deeu cored of catarrh." Ja. O. Marin.
If too do not derive prompt and satis
factory result from the use of rerun.
write at once to Dr. Hartmaa, giving
foil statement of your ease and he will
he pleased to give yea hi valuable ad
vice free.
Addrese Dr. Hartmaa. President of
The Hartmaa Banitartnm, Columbus, X
"My hair filling eut and
turning gray very f.t. But your
Hair Vigor stopped the tailing and
restored the nateral color." Mr.
E. I. Benomme, Cohect, N. Y.
It's Impossible for you
not to look old, with ths
color cf seventy years in
your hair I Perhaps you
are seventy, and you like
your gray hair! If not,
use Ayer's Hair Vigor.
In less than a month your
gray hair will have all the
dark, rich color of youth.
tut I
ti m enirr'rt rrr r.
n4 aa one 1 "fe
ywm a buttle. He tir. ftnaetve the Biuaa
U us eaies ninia i aaanea,
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theSupreme Court bench, and Judge
Douglas, assta-iate justice; Mr. Mural
Halstead of Cincinnati, the famous
author and newspaiier man, and
many others, whose name arc fa
miliar in this State and other States,
were there, also.
The speech-making was impres
sive and varied as to interest ; and
yet each sxker touched upon one
main theme. 1 his was love lor State.
a noble Fatherland. No man failed
to voice pride in hi heritage, and
common utterance pictured .Norm
Carolina in the van of prosiierily.
Such faith seemed not mere rhetori
cal prediction or pretty tribute to the
occasion, but simple earnestness.
"We are the greatest ieopleon earth,"
declared (iovernor Aycock. And
there was silent and unsurprised as
sent from everybody in (irecusboro
The Ever Present Chin Whiskers.
I was wondering what the thing
would lie like, and the minute after
I got to tircensUiro on the early af
ternoon train I began hurling ques
tions at Mr. Red liuck of the Obser
ver, who had lieen on the grounds
since Sunday.
. "You asked me what has impressed
me most," he said. "Well, come here
and I'll show you." He. pointed to
two old men who were standing out
in the street and working each oth
ers' hands like pump handle. "There
it is, said Mr. lied Buck. "Now,
those old fellows haven't seen each
other in 30 vears. One of 'em has
stayed at home ; the other has been
out in the wilds of Miintana. Hut
they scallop their chin whiskers in
exactly the ame way."
i was tme. hach man was devoid
of mustache, and each wore a fringe
I whiskers below a half-ban' under
lip. "That beats me," continued Mr,
Red liuck. And I never saw so
much of the same kind of scalloped
whiskers in my life. I am led to
conclude that the North Carolinian
is a determined sort of a fellow who
doesn't change his customs, no mat
ter where he gix-s."
No Delocallaatlon.
Red BiH'k't quaint discovery indi
cated one great truth : North Caro
linian do not become delocalizcd
Whether their new habitat be Maine
or California they retain their indi
viduality, their manner and habit
if siieech.
Not every man wore scalloped
whisker. Indiana, which sent the
largest delegation of non-residents,
was particularly marked for exhibit
ing the odd characteristic, and there
were chin-whiskered representatives
of other States and from North Caro
lina ; but all these and the men who
did not affect the habit found kin
ship in speech and idea. In the
throng that came from all part of
America there was no note of discord
and the men were as much at home
with one another a if they had all
pent their Uvea within the borders
of one commonwealth. They wear
well and stubbornly--these ' North
Carolinian. They do not become a
part of the opposite element of any
other State. Once a chin-whiskered
gentleman. That is the idea.
Th Speech making.
The speechmaking was such as
one would expect it to be. It was
rery good. It wa appropriate. On
the whole there wa nothing in it to
rave' about no utterance that will
pas down to posterity. Governor
Aycock gave an interesting resume
ol what North Carolina bad done,
and he spoke well, as is his wont
The other addresses or response
were exactly suitable to the occasion
Then was do frentied oratory, and
yet in the dignity and quiet strength Iver. ant asked hi make a lew re
lit the sneaker was something to be marks. Mr. Hart lei t wa born in
proud of. Humor was not manifest-: Guilford County, but left here long
ed, but words of jubilation, of insi- before the civil war. He taught
tent pride, felt almost as a repeated , school here, but is now a well-to-do
challenge. "I will make no com pari-1 banker. He is a unique character,
sons." Governor Ayctrk said lo me I being true type of Tai Heel, wear
afterward. "Hut I liked Utat mannnga bit of whisker oa hi chin.
Shnber cpeech. Hi diction is j with therestof his fare clean shaved
unique, yet faultless, home ol bis He has the scalloped beard, lie slid:
Carelinv, "heered and Carelini-
ans." Mr. Bartlett i well educated
but he has a iiceuliar pronunciation.
His speech was enjoyed by hi near
er for thev urged him on and on.
Hon. Jieph M. Dixon, the lone
Congressman fnxn Montana, made a
smart, bright speech. He made an
impression on the audience by say
ing that he had not onlr brought
himself back to North Carolina, but
had brought his wife and three little
half-breed Tar I Kris. He declared
that the best tred Anglo-Saxon
came from the law-abiding. God
fearing people of this Slate. Mr.
Dixon is a young man w ho left Ala
mance twelve year ago anil went
West. lie was elected by the Repub
lican of his State to Congress. He
seems to have a bright future before
him. He left this State, he said, be
cause of the spirit of intolerance in
Dr. laul Barringerof the Univer
sity of Virginia sxke next. He is a
man of great power. He has a giant
intellect and superb learning. He
never fails to say something worth
taking home with you when he makes
a sieech. He said today that North
Carolina always put her stamp on
her children. Like the homing pig
eon, they have the homing instinct.
e have a State love, but not a Slate
pride. He declared that the State
love was better and tliat we hail mod
esty. He closed saying that our State
inotUi told the story: "It is better to
le than to appear."
Mr. Mural Halstead, the accom
plished newspaier man of Cincin
nati, told of lus ancestry and his con
nection with the Stale. He capti
vated the audience by his droll and
careless way of putting things, lie
said, "Carelinner," and talked to him
self. His every move made his hear
ers laugh. He is a very interesting
Rev. A. C. Dixon of Iloston made
a few remarks. He is a pulpit ora
tor of the kind that sways multitude
with his fiery tongue and forceful
gestures. At one time his hands are
clasped behind his back, and again
they beat the air with clinched hst.
He is a mover of people. He arouses
the impulses in a man. He soke
today with good effect. He is a tall,
striking man.
Why They Leave the SUte.
The most profound siieeeh of the
day was made by Mr, Walter II. l'age,
the learned editor of The World's
Work, New York. Mr. Page has an
attractive face, but it is not hand
some. He looks the part of the care
ful, hard student that he is. He al
ways gives his hearers something to
think about. It was so today. He
sHke like a man that has a fixed
purpose in life, lie is battling for a
goal. Among other things he said :
North Carolinians leave the State
because they belong to that world-
conquering race, it is a good thing
for the I nited States, lhe outside
world needs what we can give and
we have plenty of it hero to spare.
There are but two sources from
which the Americans spring nowa
days. We have one an i New Kng-
land the other. There are two kinds
of men in this world, those who lead
and those wh.i are willing to be led.
We can be the leaders. It is mainly
a mutter of blood, of will, You ere
beginning to find the way through
education and industry. We will
fultill the great destiny that we have
the good fortune to bo here for,
Mr. ntge is a serious man. lie is
fighting for a cause. His speech was
from the bottom of his heart.
Judge Jeter C. I'ritchard of Wash
ington was called on for an im
promptu speech. As he came for
ward the throng of people cheered
him. He was given a cordial wel
come, lie declared that tne woms
of Greensboro on this occasion would
ultimately bring government appro
priations and protection for the Guil
ford battleground.
Dr. h. A. Alderman of Tulane
University, Ijouisiana, closed the
speechmaking. He spoke like the
orators of old. He is always eloquent
and graceful. His speech was a gem
He is easily the most polished public
speaker in this country. He has the
silver tongue anil the Chesterfield
manners. People rave over his elo
quence. He spoke well today. Dr.
Alderman is in tine health, lie has
wrinkles in hi 'ace, but they come
from fat pnisperity, rather than age.
sentences reminded me of passages
fmra Urna Ikxne.
The Real Reunion.
And the real purn of the ocra
sion was hardlv expressed in the for
mal exercise. The reunion is taking
place on the street of Greensbon
in hotel lobbies, in groii that stand
at street Corners, in private homes
The reunion is felt when one man
clasps another' hand.
I saw Governor Ayork standing
on the street in front of the IVnbow
Hotel, the central figure among manv
people. Native North Camlinians
from a score of States came up and
shook his hand or slaped him on
the back, and then faced one another
and talked about their people and
prosperity and adversity each man
wearing on hi face a Imk of honest
symalliy. The man who hadn't
succeedcii is congratulating the oth
er fellow w ho had won success, and
every man who had a word to say,
found ready listeners. No man was
better than another man ; and plain
Jones stood unabashed beside a frock
coat. Tobacco was swapped ; the
native lie was made to vie with the
yarn that was fresh from Nevada,
and a laugh crowned the contest,
liig hearted and broad shouldered
men, with well Mised heads were all
aliout taking time to claim common
aueestry to sincerely play at being
brothers. That is the reunion. It is
going on everywhere in Greensboro
ami all the time.
The Second Day.
Several thousand people attended
the exercises of the North Carolina
reunion on the Guilford battleground.
Siiecial trains ran between the town
anil the meeting place all day. It
has been a glorious nay. At 10
o'chs'k this morning the splendid
crowd had assembled on the hills
over which the forces t Greene ami
Cornwall is fought, and the whole
countryside was alive with men and
women. Swarms of pretty college
girls were there, licaring colors and
Hags. It was an inspiring sight.
Many of the guests of honor had
gone out in carriages and tallyhos.
The college students and citizens of
the town and visiting residents of
the State went on the trains. The
exercises were held at the large ocn
air pavilion to the left of the railroad.
It was packed seats, aisles and ros
trum. The jieople seemed eager to
hear the distinguished sons, who hail
returned to the home of their nativ
ity to celebrate with their old friends
and neighliors. They pressed for
ward and filled every nook and cor
ner of the auditorium. Women as
well as men stood for hours and
istened to the speakers. Their ef
forts to sec and hear were well
rewarded for no North Carolina au-
licnce ever faced more able men.
Among those on the stage wen1 Mu
ral Halstead, Dr. V. St. Clair, alter
II. Page, Dr. Paul Barringcr, K. A.
Alderman, Geo. T. and Francis D.
Winston, H. A. Page, Matt W. Ran
som, Shepherd Bryan, K. G. Webb,
M. Dixon. Jeter C. I'ritchard, 1.
R. Parnell, Jas. K. Hoyd, A. C. Dix
on, K. V. it'll, W. V. Moore, Con
gressman Gudger, John H. Small,
Judge Robert M. Douglas, L D. Ty
son, Governor Aycock, Judge fitz-
gerald and many others. 1 hat is a
list that any Slate might be proud of.
5peeches by Successful Sons.
Dr. t'lias. D. Mdver acted as mas
ter of ceremonies, while General Ran
som presided over the meeting. The
first siieuker of the day was Mr.
Shepherd, Bryan of Atlanta, who is a
native of Craven county. Mr. liryan
is a young man of ability, charming
address, gentle manners and train
ing. He made a most happy short
seech. He was not on his feet long,
but he spoke well, lie was billowed
by Judge Fitzgerald of Nevada, who
went from Rockingham county four
years ago. Mr. r ilzgerald told sev
eral very laughable stories and at
tracts the attention and won the
admiration of the crowd. Mr. R. M
Bartlett of IniliaiiaiHilis, Ind., was
called from the audience by Dr. Mc-
Shylock was the man who
wanted a pound of human
flesh. There are many
Shylocks now, the1 convales
cent, the consumptive, the
sickly child, the pale young
woman, all want human flesh
and they can cet it take
Scott's Emulsion.
, Scott's Emulsion is flesh
and blood, bone and muscle.
It feeds the nerves, strengthens
the digestive organs and they
feed the whole body.
For nearly thirty years
Scott's Emulsion has been the
great giver ol human flesh,
W wiQ send yon a couple el
ounces tree.
SVJOTT at SOWNL Chemist.
Oe)-l fearl t)trvet. New York.
Saves Twe from Death.
"Our little daughter had an al
moat fatal attack of whooping cough
and bronchitis,' writes Mrs. W
K. Halivand of Armouk, N. Y.
"but, when all other remedies
failed, we saved her life with Dr.
King's New Discovery. Our lieee,
who had consumption In an ad
vanced stage, also nsed this won
derfnl medicine and to day she is
perfectly well." Desperate throat
and lung diseases yield to lr.
King's New Discovery as to no
other medicine on earth, lnrailiuie
(or Conehs and Cold. 50c, and
11.00 bottles guaranteed by Kog
lih Drag Co. Trial bottle free.
All kinds of school supplies at
Welsh s Drug Store blank books
crayon, paper, pens, ink, pencils,
at lowest prices at elsh i.
Collins ft Bigger will save yoo
money on clothing; men's suits
Irom I np.
Charlotte's Fastest Growing Store,
m m live
"IIAT we advertise wc sell, what we sell advertises us.. The
largest and most varied stocks of new goods in every line to
select from in the Carolinas. u" w." v V W W
New Fall Dress G oods and Silks
A large and varied stock of everything new and fahionahle for
fall and winter wear. You can save hig money by coming to
Charlotte and to The Uec Hive for these, besides getting the new
est and prettiest fabrics out, and something that everybody won't
have like yours. :. :. :. :. .: :. :. :.
Black and colored Worsteds, In all colors and
every new pattern, double width, 10 cents a yard.
Splendid Worsted Dress Goods, in solid colors
and figures, blacks and colors, the regular 25 cent
selling kinds, IS and 19 cents.
New Shirt Waist and Suit flannel for Fall
wear, beautiful line colors, all pure wool, 25 cents-All-wool
Cheviot, Mack and navy blue, heavy
weight, all pure wool, a regular 75 cent value, 40
Heavy Woolen Skirt Ooods, 56 inches wide,
gray, blue, blacks, etc., the finest value ever sold,
at so low a price, 49 cents.
Big Job sample piece Wool Dress Uoods, one
piece ol a kind, all fine pure wool goods, the new
est and most popular weaves for the season, all-
wool Venetians, Cheviots, Serges, Albatross,
Granite Cloths, llannclcs and fancy Dress Uoods,
worth 75 cents and more a yard. We cleaned up
the lot at a round price and ue are Mlline It the
same way, 49 cents-
Taffetta Silk -The grentest value ever sold In
real Taffetta Silk, black, w hlte, cream and all the
desirable shades, good bright finish, price 25 cts
a yard.
Yard wide Hlack Taffeta -The lowest price yet
quoted by any retail store on yarj-w ide Silk, and
it's not the worst one made, very good wearing
Silk, full M inches w ide, 49 cents.
UooJ Black Taffetta, same quality as other are
selling at round about a dollar a yard, 75 cents.
Guaranteed Black Taffetta, the best one made, every fibre pure Silk,
guarantee woven in selvedge of every yard, warranted not to split or
crack we give you new silk right on the spot if unsatisfory same
silk is sold at other stores for $1.50 a yard, our price 08 cents.
We always sell the best values in these. Our reputation for Dry
Goods Bargains extends over the Carolinas. We have orders
from almost every section c i- l )f )f )f $ ' r
Colored Mud not Gingham, beau
tiful put torus, stripes, plails,'t't,
in all colors, abttoluMy last colors,
the regular 10 cent kind, good for
Hhirt Waists, DresHcs, Children's
Dre&MW, Boys' Bodies, Men'sShirts,
etc., 5 cents.
Standard Calicoes, all the new
Fall patterns, good colors, same
that others are getting 5 and 6 cts.
a yard for, our spot oanh price 4
Henmant Calicoes, 1 to 10 yard
lengths, good Calicoes in good col
ors, 2 cents,
Bed Wool Flannel, a good one,
heavy twilled, fast red, it can't bo
matched elsewhere at IS cents a
yard, 10 ceuta.
Turkey Bed Table Cloth, good
' patterns, fast colors, full wide, IS
Bed Spreads, good heavy larjre
Bed Spreads, solid while, pMid
patterns, dollar kind, .Vi centM.
Bh1 Klieeta, full '1 yards wide, a
good thing, 'M cents.
Pillow Cases, full 4.1 x .Hi inches,
the best one ever sold at so low a
price, 8 cents.
Curtain Scrim, full .'!)! inches
wide, good patterns, !1J cents a
and Gomtorts.
It'll soon be cold and you'll lie
thinking of bed coverings. We
arc selling some nilmiilclmlilc val
ues in tint; Wool Blauki'tH and
(iood Comforts.
Full size Comfort, good weight,
AS cents.
Fino heavy Comforts, nice Pat
terns, its rents.
Heavy Cotton Blankets, full toil
quarter, 7.1 cents a pair.
Wool Bhii.kets, full si.o, slightly
soiled, not enough In hint, I.4S u
Wool Blankets, the Norlh Caro
lina wool, and made in North Car
olina, Klkin, no N'tter Blanket
ever sold for less than t'i.'M to ? t
a pair, fl.'i.s.
The largest, best lighted and best equipped Millinery Department
in this section. We have great preparations for the Fall season. We
have employed the best of talent and have bought very extensively in
all lines of Millinery Ooods. You will find here the largest, completest
and most varied stock of Millinery Goods to select from in North Caro
lina. The newest of the new things are here. Everything that is fash
ionable for Fall and Winter 1903 and 1004.
We get up some of the swellest Hats sold in this section, and every
thing from these down to the Trimmed Hats at 60 cents, 75 cents and
$1. Every Hat that goes out from here must conform to the dictates
of fashion, be becoming to the wearer and give satisfaction in every
way. Changes and alterations free of charge.
If you pay cash it will pay you to come here. We buy and sell for
spot cash only. You get the benefit of all the power there is in buying
for cash here. You do not help pay bookkeepers and collectors to dun
you and other big expenses that comes to every credit business.
0iAitL0TTE, N. C.
Remember lhe Place :
Trade and College Sts.

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