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COL. R. B. CREECY.
He Was The Nestor o! North Carolina
USEFUL LIFE ENDED IN RIPE OLD AGE.
Col. Richard Benbury Creecy, of
Elizabeth City, long known as the
Nestor of North Carolina journal
ism, died October 22, in the 95th
year of his age. The following con
cerning his death and his long and
useful life appeared in the News and
Observer of the 23rd:
Elizabeth City, N. C, Oct. 22.
Deepest gloom is cast over the city
in the death this morning at nine
o'clock of her oldest and most hon
ored and revered citizen, Col. Rich
ard Benbury Creecy. Col. Creecy,
while always bright, had been grad
ually fading away for months and
his death was not unexpected. He
was entering into his 95th year, and
would have celebrated the occasion
on the 19th day of December.
Col. Creecy was one of the State's
most learned and beloved sons and
had the distinction of being the old
est living editor in the world. He
was also the oldest living alumnus
of the University of North Carolina.
Col. Creecy was born at Greenfield,
Chowan county, and was reared in
Edenton. He moved to Elizabeth
City in 1843, and began the practice
of law. The year following he married
Miss Perkins, daughter of one of the
largest planters and slave-owners in
this county. Col. Creecy won repu
tation as a writer by correspondence
to different leading newspapers, and
during Reconstruction days the need
for a strong newspaper was most
apparent, and Col. Martin, of this
city; Edward Wood, of Edenton, and
J. Jarvis, then of Tyrrell county,
established the Weekly Economist,
and elected Col. Creecy as editor-in-chief.
The great power and influence
weilded by the brilliant writer's pen
is now a matter of history. No man
in the State did more for the South's I
cause and no man wras hated and
eared more by the carpet-baggers
and scalawags of that day than he.
His mighty pen weilded a power
ful influence also during the dark
days of Kusselism, and he was con-
idercd one of Democracy's might
iest champions in restoring the State
into the hands of the white man.
The grand old man's writings even
up to the last never lost any of the
strength or brilliancy, and beside
lim now on his death-bed lies an un
His last request was that Governor
Jarvis should write a history of Re
construction days and Sheriff Fred
Cahoon was entrusted with the mes
In early youth the physical condi
tion of the deceased journalist was
frail and unpromising, but he over-
came tnese eariy vicissnuues uu
ucceeded in reaching a point of life
attained only by a few. In youth he
was studious and fond of reading.
He was a student of Edenton Acade
my, where so many men and women
of the first circles have been educat
ed. Afterwards he received at War
renton private instruction from Rev
J. H. Saunders; in ne emeicu
the University of North Carolina,
graduating in 1835. He studied law
and obtained his license in 1842, and
began the practice at Edenton at
once, but after three years abandon
ed the law and began to engage in
nersuits. The great
civil war left him in reduced circum
stances and in 1870 he established
the Elizabeth City Economist, which
he published without intermission
for S5 vears. In 1901 he prepared
.,! r.nl.lisaed "Grandfather Tales of
North Carolina History."
Colonel Creecy has always been a
belle letter scholar, fond of literature
nrl that influenced his entire me
Tr Ipd him after the war, when bro
in fortune, to turn to editoria
nnrsuits to recuperate his broken for
tunes and his editorial productions
it. Colonel Creecy was always fond
of history and his editorial work and
his essays on historical subjects have
Before the war when he had ample
means and leisure he wrote a' 'Child's
History for the Fireside" and when
he became an editor he not unnatur
ally gave his readers the benefit of
his explorations in the fU Id of his
tory. In 1831 Colonel Creecy in passing
through Raleigh on his way to the
University, heard Judge Gaston de
liver two great speeches. The Legis
lature was at that time being held in
the Governor's Mansion at the foot
of Fayetteville street, the capital
having been burned down, and a
proposition was on foot to move the
capital to Fayetteville. Judge Gas
ton opposed the proposition and by
his address aided in defeating it. He
afterwards heard Judge Gaston and
other famous orators in the Consti
tutional Convention in 1835 and his
accounts of the giants in those days
have helped to keep the columns of
his paper very interesting.
Colonel Creecy never sought poli
tical preferment. In early life he
was a Whig, like most other gentle
men of his section and in 1842 he was
without his consent nominated as the
Whig candidate to represent the
counties of Chowan and Gates in the
Senate but was defeated. He was
a magistrate and sat as a member of
the Court of Quarter Sessions for
Chowan county and afterwards for
asquotank county. During the first
administration of President Cleve-
and he was collector of the port of
lizabeth City, but other than this
he has held no public station.
He has been a member of the
North Carolina Press Association
and has been its president. Twenty-
five years ago he met with an acci
dent which required him to use
crutches and caused him to remain a
great deal in his own home. This
infirmity no doubt aided him in his
iterary work and caused him to pro
duce works which otherwise he would
not have written.
In his life Col. Creecy was in
fluenced by three men who to an ex
tent became his idols: First, Rev.
Joseph H. Saunders, who was his
preceptor at the Academy at Eden-
on and afterwards his private in
structor at Warrenton; next. Judge
Gaston several of whose great
speeches made an indellible impres
sion on the journalist, and lastly his
own father, who was a constant in
spiration all his life.
Col. Creecy was a member of the
Episcopal church and was a vestry
man of Christ church at Elizabeth
One time, in speaking to a friend
of his long and varied experience in
life he said: "Money I failed to ac
cumulate; the world's blazonry I
have failed to win; but health, home
and friends I have and am content."
On November 5, 1844, Col. Creecy
was happily wedded to Miss Mary B.
Perkins, by whom he had ten child
ren, and eight of these still sur
Tuilor Jenks, in St. Nicholas.)
When "e" and "ie" both spell "ee"
How can we tell which it shall be?
Here is a rule you may believe
That never, never will deceive,
And all such troubld3 will relieve
A simpler rule you can't conceive.
It is not made of many pieces,
To puzzle daughters, sons, or neices,
Yet with it all the trouble ceases:
"After C and E apply;
After other letters I."
Thus a general in a siege
Writes a letter to his liege;
Or an army holds the field,
And will never deign to yield.
While a warrior holds a shield
Or has strength his arms to wield.
Two exceptions we must note,
Which all scholars learn by rote;
Leisure is the first of these,
For the second we have seize.
Now you know the simple rule.
Learn it quick, and off to school !
"Mv child was burned terribly about
the face, neck and chert. I applied
'tC Kn' Eclectric Oil. The pain
' .a anA tho. child sank into a rest
; , ' Airs. Nancy M. Hanson,
A STRENUOUS CAMPAIGN.
Bill of Particulars Fileb by a Defeated
Candidate in Georgia.
(New York Tinms.)
The law that requires all candi
dates for State, county and city
offices to file a bill of their expendi
tures during the campaign immedi
ately after election is in force in
Georgia now, and the candidates
who won and lost in the recent Geor
gia primaries are now filing the bills
that show what it cost them to be
elected or defeated. One of the de
feated candidates for a county office
in that State has just filed this bill:
"Lost 4 months and 3 days can
vassing, 1,349 hours thinking about
the election, 5 acres of cotton, 23
acres of corn, a whole sweet potato
crop, 4 sheep, 5 shoats and 1 beef
given to a barbecue; 2 front teeth
and a considerable quantity of hair
in a personal skirmish; gave 97 plugs
of tobacco, 7 Sunday-school books, 2
pairs of suspenders, 4 calico dresses,
7 dolls, and 13 baby rattlers.
"Told 2,889 lies, shook hands 23,
475 times, talked enough to have
made in print 1,000 large volumes
size of Patent Office Reports, kissed
126 babies, kindled 14 kitchen fires,
cut 3 cords of wood, pulled 474
bundles of fodder, picked 874 pounds
of cotton, helped pull 7 loads of
corn, dug 14 bushels of potatoes,
toted 27 buckets of water, put up 7
stoves, was dog-bit 4 times; watch
broken by baby, cost $3 to have re
paired. "Loaned out 3 barrels of flour, 50
bushels of meal, 150 pounds of ba
con, 37 pounds of butter, 12 dozen
egga, 3 umbrellas, 13 lead pencils, 1
Bible dictionary, 1 mow blade, 2
hoes, 1 overcoat, 5 boxes paper col
lars, none of which has been return
"Called my opponent a perambu-,
lating liar doctor's $10. Had five j
arguments with my wife result:
One flower vase smashed, 1 broom
handle broken, 1 dish of hash knock
ed off the table, 1 shirt busom ruin
ed, 2 handful of whiskers pulled out,
10 cents worth of sticking plasters
bought, besides spending $1,7G8."
Proofs of Patriotism.
An Englishman, recently arrived,
was an interested listener to a group
of men talking in a village store.
Patriotism was under discussion.
The readiness of so many Canadians
to take part in the South African
campaign was adduced as an instance
of their deep and heart-felt love of
"Yes, but," said the Englishman,
"I don't see much patriotism in the
way you keep up your roads, and
fences, and schools. How many of
you young men love the empire well
enough to make your roads the best
in the empire, or to work in that
direction?" The talk drifted into
the condition of the school-houses
and grounds, the road, fences, tree
The conclusion was reached that
the patriotism of the community
was not evidenced as it should be in
ordinary faithfulness to the every
day duties of citizenship. Some
public meetings were held, and at
least one maritime community is
now more attentive to the common
duties of citizenship.
Flag flying, drum beating, and
dress parades are all good in their
place. But if love of country is not
in evidence in roads, fences, streets,
orchards, school-houses, churches,
homes, and so on, patriotism is not
informed as it should be.
Our country is beautiful. It is
fitting that we sing its praises. But
it is also well to add to .the beauty
and neatness of our own corner of
it. Shady trees, well-kept roads,
cheerfully paid taxes, faithfulness in
the duties of citizenship these are
genuine evidences of informed pa
I find the great thing in this world
is not so much where we stand, as in
Vinr. direction we are going. O.
I W. Holmes.
A Soul's Desire.
Oh, give us, Lord, the open mind
To welcome truth whate'er it be;
But vision keen to separate
The error that is not of Thee.
And give us, Lord, the open heart
For high and lowly, slave and free;
But keep it closed to any love
Not in accord with that to Thee.
And give us, Lord, the open soul
What most it needs we cannot see,
But make it from obstruction clear
A channel for the life from Thee.
Selma Ware Paine.
Daniel S. Ford's Pi
For several years before his death
Mr. Daniel S. Ford, the proprietor
of the Youth's Companion, did his
work and managed his business from
a little room in his home on one of
tho beautiful parks of Boston. When
loving hands cleared his desk there
was found in a conspicious place,
much worn with frequent handling,
the following poem:
The bread that giveth strength I
want to give,
The pure water that bids the thirsty
I want to help the fainting day by
I'm sure I shall not pass again this
I want to give the oil of joy for
The faith to conquer crowding doubts
" and fears,
Beauty for ashes may I give away
I'm sure I shall not pass again this
I want to give good measure running
And into angry hearts I want to
The answer soft that turneth wrath
I'm sure I shall not pass again this
I want to give to others hope and
I want to do all that the Master
I want to live aright from day to
I'm sure I shall not pass again this
England's Old Age Tensions.
The four government departments
responsible for the work of the old
age pensions act the Postofflce, Lo
cal Government Board, Inland Reve
nue and Treasury 'are working at
high pressure preparing for half a
million applications for pensions
which may be made on and after Oc
Every postmaster and postmistress
will within a few days receive full
printed instructions as to their new
duties. In every postofflce, notices
of the conditions of application will
be posted. These Instructions and
notict " are drafted.
The excisemen who are to be pen
sion o3cer are nominated. They
re, as a rule, tho most experienced
in the service. They have received a
private and confidential book of in
structions as to testing the accuracy
of statements yade on tho applica
Numerous applications have been
already rcr.de at the postoinces, both
perco'!E?iy and by letter, for informa
tion rosrardinjc pensions. As stated.
full information will bo posted in
all ofilces in a few days. Upward of
2-5.000 poBtofnees wi!I be weekly pay
ing stations; for thera 75,000 books
of instructions and over 100.000 h'.lls
of directions for the public will be is
sued, while 1,000.000 books of week
ly pension forms are being printed.
It is estimated by en inland reve
nue off. 'iol (rat. at Jer.st 3 2,000 per
sons i?i the public rsrvice, opart from
tho n.s'rW. committee. 8 re ngafd
in confTtioa vita the working cf
the new r.ct.
TIm- Drird CiLJe?.
Pompeii was buried In ashes, an!
wrs f-rsiiy dis!nterr"j, while Hercu
Ifoeura revived the fall force of fhe
crimson lava, which hardened rapid
ly to tha consistency of marble, and
rjrst ba quarried in order to reach
the city beneath. Owing to this dif
ficulty only a small amount of ex
cavating has been dono aa com
pared with that which has taken
place at Pompeii. In addition an
other town sprang up on the lava
about Herculaneum, which would
have been endangered by the under
mining necessary to exploration with
pick and shovel.
The Hi shop's Job.
A bishop was staying with a friend
in a country house. On Sunday
morning ss he passed through the
library, he found a small boy curled
up in a big chair, deeply interested
in a book.
"Are you going to church, Tom?"
-No. sir," he replied.
"Why. I am." said the bishop.
"Huh," said the boy, "you've got
to go, it's your job."
There seems to be no one so hard
to disiourage as the person who
THE HIGHER LIFE
Selected Genu of Thou(ht from Pins aod Pulpit
cf AU Sec.
The l,ife Imparted To Vs.
"The life that Jesus gives '.6 a
reconstructive force. The highest
virtues, the purest morals and the
noblest personalities are the result
of the working of His life in the
human soul. There is something
real, something tangible in the life
Jesus imparts. His life may be 'era
bodied in thought and feeling, in
action and conduct.' By the recep
tion of the life He gives each man
may become the utmost that God in"
tended him to be."
The Source of Hope.
The retina of tho yo predicate
light, the auditory canal of the ear,
Bound. So my desire after God pre
dicates an object of worship and of
love. The primary witness of God
ie in myself, my sense of personality,
my free will, my conviction of the
sacredness of right and duty, the
yearning after holiness, the thrill
of sacred emotion which is stirred
within my soul by a voice stronger
than nature. Yes this, this is God.
Rev. F. Willis, Reformed
In Harmony With God.
Can you reconcile your business
with God? Was yesterday's "deal"
in harmony with His mind? Will
your books stand a heavenly audit?
In your office dare you put up tha
prayer that is to say, should you
dare if you had any realizing belief
in the efficacy of prayer "Abide
with me; coma not to sojourn but
abide with mo." Will you seconcile
your business methods with God? A
ministry which does not force these
questions home is sawdust and chaff.
Itev. Chas. Aked, Baptist.
Then there is a great deal of faith
out in the world that never gets into
the churches even for once or twice
a year. It is a negative, passive
faith. It has nothing against Christ,
but It leads to nothing for Him.
There are lots of people who will
tell you, if you asked them, that
they believe in Christ, anr yet thoy
are doing nothing for His cause or
kingdom. They never have confess,
ed Him publicly. They never have
enlitied in His service. Rev. II. P.
In On Brotherhood.
One with Him, we are one with all
of God there is above us, and one
with all men here below. And it is
because I believe that the arms once
outstretched on Calvary's Cross of
nain and shame are now flung wide
to embrace in one brotherhood men
of every race and name and color,
that I shall preach Christ to you;
Christ crucified, Christ risen, Christ
glorified, living, loving, reigning, and
In the pursuit of a Ministry of Rec
onciliation, as though God were on
treating by us, shall beseech you, on
behalf of Christ, be ye reconciled
with Go 1. Rev. Chas. Aked, Baptist.
Hifliiilicance of This Life.
The trouble with us is that we
give an exaggerated value to these
earthly years. But think of all the
eternity that is past, and all the
eternity that is to come; does it not j
seem a small matter whether one's
stay here Is a few years more or a
few years less? From the eternal
point of view the longest earthly life
Is but as a moment. The day of our
birth was nature's gift to us; it was
also God's. The day of o-.:f death
will be at nature's signal too, but it
will be at God's as well.
Our circtnnstances also are ol God.
for he has a life plan for every one
of U3. Rev. 1). BurreU, Reformed.
Guarding the Wtij of Life.
Beside that way of life, guarded
by the hedge of law, Christ planta
the tree of life, for food and shelter;
then digs springs of water for the
traveler's thirsty lips, and makes the
way of obedience to be the way of
good fortune. But youth and folly
look longingly over the hedge, they
strain their eyes toward the abyss,
they rebel against the guards and the
laws that make for safety. Strange
that the traveler turns away from
the cool fountain and the highway of
happiness to break through the
hedge and plunge into the slough, to
drink tha poisoned waters, stench
ful and holding seeds of death.
Rev. Wallace Smith, Episcopal.
Christ's Love of Man.
The position of Jesus was Buch
as would surely bring upon Him
the indignation of tho world. He
could not alter His messago, and He
could not escape. His doom; so to
that doom Ho went in a beating
storm of calumny and dishonorable
imputation, of reckless scandal and
unheard of treachery and falsehood.
Rather than give the Heavenly Fath
er any credit for the good Christ did.
Bcoffera blasphemed end cscrled
His words of blessing to the
devil. The implacable enemies
who gethered behind Him on
Pilate's navement and clamored 'or
His blood, had no shadow of a dream
that His blood would cleanBe the
guilty world. They slew him for
the truth's sake, and the Son of God
reached His consecration's height as
the prophet of all men, when, know
ing that one single act of recreancy
would have poisoned the saving
stream of the ages. He bore a faith
ful witness and became the Alpha
ond Omega and the great Amen.
Rev. J. C. Ayer, Methodist.
The love of money is the easiest of
all roots to cultivate.
ODD INDIAN NAMES.
Some Sample Revealed by a List of
One of the most remarkable real
ty suit s in the history of the coun
try was advertised in Billingsgate,
M int.. that of ian .Is Inherited Ujy
In Mans within the Crow reservation.
Kxistin? Ijimi jro-' for the v !,
aifi an a vrrt ,-.:!.: i m a i;tlfr
po per, ri?M . .::! i ." ' r: v-t iona
from the Interior !; a.; w.. u
tains a remarkable collcition of In
dian nomenclature. Light Colore!
Man loads the list, and he has eighty,
acres to his credit, ills heirs being
Martha Lightman and Bad Baby.
Other allotments range from 36 to
640 acres, and the Indians concern
ed are as follows, tho deceased In
dian's name being given first a"nd
those of the heirs following:
Back of the Ear Grandmother's
Knife. Evidently Back of the L'af
w.-.s a rich'buck, for his estate lias
320 acres to his credit, with oaly one
Big Neck Robert Spotted Arm,
Bull Insight, Old Dog, Strikes T.nik
of tho Head, Dirty Foot, and Finds
Bird Head Shnws Going. Bird
Head was one of the richest Indiana
on the reservation, as 64 0 acres tfre
advertised as Ms holdings.
Rock Luke Rock and Mary U.
Rock, Stands on Top, Charles Yarlot
and Peter Stands on Top.
The Twins Medicine Torcuplne
and Bull That HhowR.
Ties Knot on Top of Head Josh
Knot Between Ryes Bird Above.
Black Woman Big Ox.
Gets Down First Walks With
Wolf, Comes to Ree Buffalo and Ot.t.
Plenty Red Plume Cut, Walks
With Wolf and Comes to See Buffalo.
Brings Pretty Horses People
Strikes the Top Comes to See the
HtasyWith Her Medicine Rock
Charles Record and Olive Record.
Bear Cocs to Tdke Hold The
Big Woman Gets One Horn and
Pic in Face.
Point of Shoulder B'ade - Charh 3
RecorrT nrd fJ'v hVror-I.
Kitr, With Alligator Bank.
Mollie Two Bt-lly- Two Belly.
Spotted Arrow Takes a Gun.
Plenty Butterfly Two Ho--sis.
Slow Rabbit HI Medicine and
Strikes One That Kills.
White Till Takes a Gun.
Medicine Horse Hears Fire, Kills
Close to Camp and Martha Long
Deaf Hears Fire Kills Close to
Camp, Martha Long Neck and Old
Surrounds the Enemy The Ara
pahoe. Spain to Restore Forest.
Spain needs trees and proposes, if
suggestions are executed, to grow
forests of pulp wool and other quick
growing ppecimeiis oi' forest timber.
Spain i" as largo as Pennsylvania,
Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia,
and North Carolina, but its forests
have but one-fo::rth the extent of
West. Virginia aloti", and much of
these are only scrub thickets of poor
The country's population is
thought not to exceed one-third of
what it once wisus and co il J be again.
Much of the denuded land is abso
lutely barren, with a red ro;k land
bare where agriculture once nour
ished. Hills whose rounded forms
indicate they once supported fo refits
are bald and dry now and without in
habitants. In some localities peasants with
hammers pulverize rocks and make
little Datches of soil for gardens. At
present, the most valuable forests
product is cork, the annual oatput
being 20,000 Ions. The cork forests
are fcoing the vuy of all other Span
ish forests, and for tho same reason,
wont of care.
Foresters declare there l no rex
son for Spain not being ablo to do
what her next door neighbor, France,
has done, cover her barren places
with groves and thus restore the soil,
abate floods, mitigate droughts, pro
vide employment for many and fur
nish raw materials for factories.
Grateful Rejected One.
"I am truly eorry to give you pain,
Mr. Hankinson." said the young lady,
"but please do not allude to this sub
ject again. I can never be your
"That Is your final answer, Miss
"Nothing can Induce you to change
"My mind Is finally and unaltera
bly made up."
"MIps Irene." paid tho young man,
rising and looking about for his bat,
"before coming here this evening I
made a bet of five pounds with Van
Perkins that you would say 'No' to
my proposal. I have won. It vas
taking a risk but I was dead broke,
Miss Irene," he continued, his volco
quivering with emotion, "you l'.avo
saved a despairing nan from tha
fate of a suicide, sni won the life
long respect ani esteem of a grateful
heart. Good evening."
The Higher Life.
"Why don' you go to work Instead
of begging and boozing?"
"I will, boss, as soon as there la
an opening in my trade. An' I ain't
got long to wait now, nuther.
"What is your trade?"
"I'm a track walker for aero
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