DAVID M. FURCHES,
CHIEf JUSTICE SUPREME COURT
OF NORTH CAROLINA.
Delivered at the Masonic Picnic
given for the benefit of the
Oxford Orphan Asylum.
MOCKSVILLE, N. c., AUGUST 8TH, 1901.
[Published by request of the Committee of Invitation, and the andience,
expr .. ssed by a rising vote,]
Ladies and Gentlemen :
I have not come here to-day, to make you you a speech;
but, like Rip Van Winkle, returned to myoId home after
an'absence of thirty-five years, not entirely "myself," to ask,
"vVhere's Nicholas Vidder?" "He is dead." "Where's
Brom Dutcher?" " Oh! he went off to the army, in the
beginning of the war." "Where's Van Bummel, the
school master?" "He went off to the war, too; was a
great military general."
Like Rip Van Winkle, I may ask, where are myoid
friends? Where's Col. Austin? Where's Ephriam Gaither?
Where's Col. March? Where's Braxton Bailey? Whe~e's
A. M. Booe? Where'-s Dr. J. F. Martin? Where's J. M.