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Government. Governor Pease represented Texas in
the Cincinnati Convention of 1872, that nominated
Horace Greeley. He declined the office of collector
-of customs for the port of Galveston when tendered
him by Secretary Bristow in 1874, but accepted it
when it was again tendered hiI by President Haves
UNNELS, HARDIN R., the sixth Governor
of Texas, was a native of Mississippi, and
~ tcame to Texas in 1841. IIe soon after
opened a cotton plantation on Red river.
For eight years he represented Bowie county in the
Statv legislature. In 1853-55, he was speaker of the
House. In 1855 he was elected Governor. He died
at his home in Bowie county in .1873.
, HROCKMORTON, J. W., the successor of
d.^1 % Hamilton as Governor of Texas, was born
^^ ~~ in Tennessee in 1825. In 1841 he located in
Cpllin county, Texas. He was in the Legislature
from 1851 to 1861. lHe was a member of the
Secession Convention, and was one of the seven wxho
voted against that. measure. He afterwards entered
the Confederate service, as Major. He fought under
General McCulloch and General Dick Taylor. In
1863 he was again elected to the Senate. He was
made Brigadier-General by Governor Murrah in 1864.
He was electe(l to the first Reconstruction Convention
in 1.866 and presided over that body. At the ensueing
popular election he was elected Governor of
the State. After about a years' service General Sheridan,
pronounced him an impediment to Reconstruction,
and removed him from office. In 1874 he was
elected to the National Congress, and was re-elected
^ ^AVAIS, EDMUND J., who was elected Gover^^^
, nor of Texas in 1869, was a native of Florida.
j He located in Texas in 1848. He was Deputy
Collector of Customs on the Rio Grande
in 1850-52. In 1853 he u as District Attorney, and
from 1855-60 District Judge. On the initiation of the
civil war he expoused the cause of the Union, and
in 1862 raised a regiment of cavalry for the federal
army. In 1864 he was made Brigadier-General. On
the termination of the war he returned to Texas,
and was in 1866 elected to the first Reconstruction
Convention. IHe was President of the second Reconstruction
Convention. In 1869 while the State
was under military supervision he was elected Governor.
HIe held the office till January, 1874.
kUQV^D, GEORGE T., the third 'Governor
i ta of Texas, was a native of the State' of
t~~^ Georgia. He located in Texas in 1836.
For a number of terms he was a niember
of the Texas Congress, and he was also for a
time Brigadier-General of the militia. I-e served as
a colonel throughout the Mexican war, in which he
was distinguished as a brave and efficient officer.
On the termination of that war he was elected to the
State Senate. In 1847 he was elected Governor. On
thle close of his term of office he retired to private
life, and died in .Panola county, in 1856.
,a IUBBOCK, FRANCIS R. If any one thing
:~^ T more than another proves that the Al"'-~1^
mighty requires in(dustry on the part of
hlls created intelligences, the infant, or
young child, with no purpose in view, clearly illustrates
it. From the first dawn of life to the year,
when youth changes to young men and women, nothing
is so prominent in the babe, and 'boy or giils as
constant activity. As the ceaseless'sUrf on the shores
of the great ocean exemplifies the ever restless currents
of the sea, so does the industrious little one exhibit
the same active, continuous, Unremitting efforts
of life in the accomplishment of the objects of the
Lord's creation. Industry is natural. Industry is
laudable. Industry is noble and ennobling. Industry
isr power. Industry is wealth. Industry is respectable.
Industry is Heaven inspiring.
There can be no middle ground between industry
and laziness. Indifference begets idleness, and frnm
that springs up, mushroon-like, the loafer and all his
demoralizing propensities. Benjamin Franklin commended
habits of in(dustry. He hell' to the doctrine
that a person was not safe without an innate love for
doing somethiing iseful. Amos Lawrence contended
that unless a person was industrious he was lazy.
Thomas Hi. Benton " despised laziness in all its
hideous deformity," and said a loafe'r can never be
believed." Howell Cobb said, " unless a man earned
his bread and butter, he should never be allowed to
eat it." Napoleon Bonaparte said "industry is an
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