CITY. COUNTY AND GENERAL.
HENRY L. ALSTON, . . Local Editor
AND CITY COLLECTOR.
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RALEIGH, N. C., DECEMBER 10, 1896.
ABOUT PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
The Legislature meets on January 6ih,
Go to Jones & Powell's for wood and
The number of prisoners in jail list
week was 74.
The first day of January conies on Fri
day next year. '
Mr. A. L. Banks called in to see usor.o
day last week.
Hon. Claud D nkeiy visited our city
on Monday last.
Call on J. R. Ferrell &Co for groceries,
both fancy and tttple.
Mr. Guilford Johnson, of Halifax was
in the city last Monday.
Capt. John R. Smith, of Goldsboro,
was in the city last week.
Rev. I. S. Boyd, of dry, N. C, was
here Monday oft busdnets
Mrs. E. A. Thornton was on the sick
list a day or two this week.
Call on Nathan Toney when you want
pour boots and shots mended.
A, Brown runs a firsf-claes re&tiurant
at No. 15 E. Hargett Sc. Call on him.
We were glad to e e Mr. W. H. Long,
of Franklinton, in our city last Monday.
W. II. King has on hand a very hand
some selection of toilet and other article?.
M-tster D-ivid Henry Harris is attend
ing the St. Paul School at Lawrencville,
Get your clothes, your hats, your shoes,
underware and goods at Cross & Lint e
han's. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pitts returned
home last Saturday morning from Goldi
boro. Mr. B. F. Montague, we regret to learn,
is on the tick liet. We hope tor his speedy
While in Goldsboro last week we met
ex Governor C. U. Brogdt n, and had a
pleasant chat with him.
For good clot hing, both new and second
hand, call on J. II. K..hn, ccrner of Wil
mington and Market Sis.
Prof. Charles T. Meweive, President of
Shaw University, left for New York in
business last Tursday morning.
Go to the N. C. Bjok Cj. to purchase
your books and station ry and other fancy
articles which they keep on hnd.
Call on A. Williams & Co. when you
go to purchase your stationery p-is uts.
They are a fine set of men and will treat
Prof. W. F. Dcbnam went to Greens
boro Tuesday morning to attend a meet
ing ot the Jijaid vf Trustees of the A &
Buy your groceries f r m W. C. Stron
ach & Suns. Tiey ate always prepared
to supply you with the bet and uio&t
choice goods cheap.
Call on James Baker & Co. for cheap
groceries. They do business on the cor
ner ( f South ar:d Dawson Sts. Thty will
deal with you square.
At the First Baptist Church inObejhn,
on the ins., Mies Francis M. Ciark
will be married tj Mr. William Alston
Robinson. Thanks for an invitation.
Messrs. Thomas Donaldson and W. E.
Price are the leading green meat dealers
in the Market. They handle ttu.ir busi
ness in grand style. Call and see them.
Thanks for an invitation- to the mar
riage of Mi-ts Carrie L. Thornton to Uev.
L. E. Faulty oti the 231 int-t., at Hay
mount Presovlerian Church, at Fayette
ville, N. C.
Mrs. R. A. Spiar had the mi&fottnneto
lobe her house oy fire on the 11th inst.
She is a faithful Christian wouian nnd
now needs help. Any one who will help
her can address her at Castle, N. C.
Little Knneth Kreth, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. D. H. Youi g. aged three jears
and five months, ditd at 9:30 a. m. on
Thursday of last week. The caupe of
the child's death was membranous croup.
Mr. and Mrs. James Dun3 on are run
ning h rebtaurant and lodging house at
No. 727, 4ih Sirtet, N. W., Washington,
D. C. As Mr. Dui s'on so well under
stands the biisine.-8, his place is run on
high order and with taste.
Federal Court met here last week. All
the criminal casts were disposed of ex
ctpt one or two, which will probably
come up at the continued term, wbicn
will be convened in February, for the
purpose of try ing the civil docket.
Hon. C. W. Hoover and Mr. S. C.
Christmas are two clever business men.
They keep on hand at all' times a fine se
lection of goods, as fine as ycu will find
anywhere. Call on them i or your Christ
Judge II. G. Ewart paf-sed through our
citv Thursday, en route for his home in
the west. The Judge had been visiting
intheeastein part of the State. Judge
Ewart U quite an able jurist and a very
Judge T. C. Ful.'tr, who is one of the
judges of the U. S. Lind Court, arrived
home la:t week. Judge Fuller camu by
the way of New York City, nd spent
a week with his sou, Mr. W. W. Fuller.
The Judge will remain home until Feb
ruary, when his court meets again.
Mebsrs. S. T. Smith, J. D. Carroll, John
U. Smith, W. D. Upchurch and M. W.
Woodard are all very clever gentlemen.
They keep first-class places of business,
stocked with genuine gojds, ueh as corn,
rje, and other things. While making
your Xmas purchases in this line, do not
forget the above gentlemen.
Mesets. J. E. Handin, Walter Harris
and S. A. Drake, as clerk, is still doing
business at the tame place. They kf ep a
full stock of first-ciass goods. These
youug men are a clever set. They invite
all of their friends who dtal in their goods
to call on them to make your Christmas
purchase or get your morning's "morn
ing." At a mass meeting of colored citizens
held in the county court house, Raleigh,
N. C, Tuesday night, December 8, 1890,
the following persons werechoten to per
form, January 1, 1897: Rev. McDonald,
Chaplain; Walker Williame, Proclama
tion Reader; Miss Mary E. Love, Poem;
Reader ; Hon. James II. Young, Annual
Addrees; Jno. W. Lee, Chief Marshal;
N. L. Jeffreys, Musical D.rtctor.
Is it possible that the Masonic craft of
Grtensboro, through their wives and
daughters.could not entertain the Grand
Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star
in 1897. We are loth of believe that they
cannot, and we hope that they will re
call the letter sent to the Supreme Grand
Patron in regaid to the matter. Brt thren
Witherepoon, Ynncey, Dellinger,IIogan,
Lovett, Unthank, Payne and others, how
is this? Talk to your, wives about this
Miss Mary E. Phillips favored us with
a renewal this week.
Miss Mary E. McSwain i3 teaching
school at Gilbert, N. C.
Prof. W. F. Dbnam left for Greens
boro last Tuesday to attend a meeting of
the Trustees of the A. &. M. College lo
The Biblical Recorder, comes to us in
quite an attractive cover, for its Chris
mas number. -.It is an up-to-date news
paper in all respects.
. The marriage of Prof. II. S. Smith, of
this city, to Miss Lizzie Dunston, of West
Raleigh, will take place at the First Bap
tist Church the 23J inst. '
Capt. McMackin obtained a leave of
absence from the Board on Friday of last
week, to be away from his work Monday
and Tuesday after Christmabt to visit his
people. This is the firct leave of ibsence
Capt. McMackin has requested in three
The Republicans of Halifax had a
grand celebration on Wednesday. Hon.
C. A. Cook was the orator of the day.
Messrs. Ilannon, B tker, Arrington, Smith
and Williams were among the officers
which assured the success of the cele
bration. The following prominent gentlemen
were in the city last week: Mensrs. Ben.
Holden, B. F. Bullock, P. W. Pence, Jhs.
I Moore, Eli William?, Hon.- W. II.
Crews, Prof. John O. Crosby, Rev. S H.
Barker, Handy Leach, O. J. Spears and
B. H. Rodgeson.
Rev. N. W. Watkins states that he re
ceived of Hon. Jos. J. Rogers, the Regis
ter of Deeds for Wake County, the
amount of $5 for the Macedonia School,
Rolesville. Also $1 from Hon. II. II.
.Knight, the Treasurer of Wake County.
Thanks to these gentlemen.
The New Era Institute will be held at
Selma December 20-22. Prominent work
ers will be present and speak as follows:
Sunday (3 o'clock), Rev. J. J. Worlds.
At night Rev. Scott, of Shaw University.
Tuesday, Prof. Cullum, of Wake Fort
College; and Tuesday, Rev. John E.White.
Among the subscribers and renewals
last wek, we note Messrs. L. D. Worn
ble, F. R. Freeman, J. C. Barker, Wilton
Parrish, J. C. Herring, W. H. Mason,
W. J. Rankin, J. B. Roach, L. P. Sharp,
P. D. Collins, R. B. McRary. T. L. Tav
lor, R. E. Clements. W. J. Moore and T.
If Mr. J. M. Broughton has any smool
stock in R aleigh township he might trans
fer it to George W. Ilaje-who, although
a colored man, received 41 more voUm
for Justice of the Peace of said township
than he (Broughton), or to B. J. Robin
son, another coloied man who tied him,
lacking one vote.
Toiing a Stockholder.
A good 6tory reaches the Durham Sun
concerning N. B. Broughton, of Raleigh,
who was defeated for the legislature in
the recent election by James II Yountr,
Mr. Broughton owned smie stock in a
school at Auburn, in Wake county. A
few days ago he told the o'her stockhold
ers of the school that they could have his
part of the frtuek. Thty wrote him a d
told him nut to do that, but to still keep
his stock in the school.
Mr. Bioughton then informed th?ni
that as they voted for Jim Young be
would tratsfer the stork he owned to
Young, which he did. S j Jim Young is
now one of the s'eckholders Ji. h white
school in this State.
We wonder how die citizens of Auburn
relish this little transfer made hy Mr.
Broughton? Of course if they prefeired
to vote for Youug iuttead of Broughton.
they ought to be able to ttand it, and
rather rrj oice at the change than other
A Visit to Goldsboro and the Eastern
We were pkas- d to meet on our visit
to Goldsboro ar.u the LnUm lLpitnl,
Friday and Saturday of l.-ist week, Rev.
P. W. RiisshII snd wife. M ss Lucv A.
Smith. B. S. Stevens, R.-v. C. Dilf'ar.1,
Miss J. A. Amet, J. W. Lui, L. II. Wil
liams, W. Dortch, Mr. and Mrs. W. II.
Pridgen, CapJ. John -R. Smith, Hon. J.
F. Dobson, and oth rs.
Rev. J. A. Whitted and family have
moved to Oberlin, N. C , and are occu
pying th- Shepherd residence.
Miss Julia A. Amee says her school is
in a fine condition, and that it is more
largely attended cow thun at ar:y year
We were pleased to meet Prof. II. E.
Hogan, of Freemont.
H. J. Ell.s, of Elm City, and W. E.
Merrett, of Dudley, were visiting in the
Mr. L. J. Payton h3s moved his gro
cery business into a new building just
below the old place on the same street.
Mr. E. E. Smith, Jr., one of Wayne
County's young teachers, has been con
fined to his room several day s from eick
nes. Mr. Dock Smith, one of the leading
business men of the town, was detained
at his home a few days on account of
Mrs. Sarah Walmsey order the Ga
zette sent to her.
Little Claud, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Scott lias been for several days
seriously ill with slow fever. We hope
that the little fellow will be able to pull
MrW. B. Pate is still conducting his
fine sample rooms. He s a very fine man
and always treats his customers fair and
At the Hospital we were a!o pleased
to meet the followit g persons : Mi.-sej
Susan Smith, Pricella Williams, Sarah
TJtley, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Best, Mr.
and Mrs. Isham Dunn, Wm. Hawkins,
Willey Whitfield, II. J. Oliver. L. D.
Herring,- A. 13. Howell, Fred Hines, F.
J. Shaw. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Mnoie,
C. II. Hines, E. F. Faison, J. R. Short,
T. H. Ilinton, II. C. Crudup. MeMorgan,
Irham Ireland, P. A Hih, S. J. Hatch,
Mr. Vail and WTm. Cogdell.
Mr. Vail ordered the Gazette sent to
Mr. L. D. Herring is one of the best
bakers in the State, and a very clever gen
tleman. In fact the entire colored crew
at the Hospital are as clever and nice as
they can b-i, always making visitors wel
come. We are stuck n their treatment.
On Friday night we attended the dance
which is given the patients every Friday
each week. It was quite amusing to us
to eee the patients dance. The Gazette
man was iuvited to participate in danc
ing, which he did, and enjoyed it very
much. Mr. L. D. Uerring and others fur
nished the music. Mr. II. P. Canoaday,
from New Berne, called the figures, and
wa3 up to date. The patients, as a gen
eral thing, love music and enjoy the
dancing very much. Sometimes one be
comes stubborn or excited and has to be
takm from the ball room by the attend
ants by main force. Strangers from the
city and other places are permitted to par
ticipate in the dancing, if they choose.
Many thanks to all who ptid us cash
renewals and showed us kindness.
W. S. Mitchell.'
Death of Mr. R. 0. Patterson.
The news reached here Sanday cf the
sudden death of Mr. R. O. Patterson,
Chairman of the Republican Campaign
Committee, at his home in Ashevilie,
Sunday morning. Mr. Patterson died of
heart failure, and was found dead in a
bath-tub, where he was taking a. bath,
after a trip in the country. He was about
43 years old. He wan a leader in his
party, and had the confidence of hi3 po
litical associates. He was clerk "of the
Federal Court under Judge Dick.
The Gregory -Davis Marriage The Most
Brilliant Marriage Ever Witnessed
The most brilliant marriage ever wit
nessed in the city of Raleigh was that
of Miss Lizzie Davis of West Raleigh to
Mr. J. Oliver Gregory of Philadelphia,
Long before the bridal party arrived
hundreds of anxious friends and admir
ers of the couple assembled at the Fir6t
Baptist church.' While hundreds were
not able to gain entrance to the church
they caught glimpses of the party as they
crossed the church lawn to the door form
ing a long line on each side.
Flora reigned supreme, the church be
ing a complete bower of flowers.
The appearanee of M. X. Alston of
West Raleigh relieved the ,vast crowd
which had been waiting since six o'clock
in the afternoon, and as soon as the city
clock struck the hour the wedding march
which was composed and dedicated to
the bride by Mr. Alston, was performed.
Mr. M. A.Hight,was the first to make his
appearance marching stately down the
aisles with the license, thence to the ves
tibule; next came Messrs. Rande Rich
ardson, afterwards Messrs. Hight and
Pratt; then Mr. Sanford and Miss C.
Thornton; then Mr. Robt. Rodgers and
Miss A. M. Alston came gracefully down
an opposite aisle, next Mr. Phil Haywood
and Miss L. Williams, then the brides
maid, Miss Willie Davis, with the groom
and lastly the bride, with her usual smile
and graceful step, came slowly down the
aitde with Mr. Wade Clark, (best man.)
After the ceremony had been perf romed
by Rev. P. Hall, the " Vanderbilt Marl
bourgh Wedding March" was playea for
the party to go out. Many valuable and
useful presents were presented. Among
those who presented presents were : Miss
L. B. Walker, Mrs. John Y. Alston, Mrs.
Polly Washington, Mrs. Strothers, Mr.
Cato Thornton, Miss Nannie Jenkins,
Mrs. Fenner, Mu-s R. V. Ward, Mr. M. A.
lle ght. Mrs. J. C. L. Pulley, M.s. A. A.
Mack. Misn M -Vea, Miss Mammie Black
nail. Mrs. R ff King, Mr. and Mrs. R. E.
McCauley, Mrs. Annie Howell, Miss L.
Jeukins, Mrs. Henry Walker, Mrs..L.
Cheek, Mrs. Mongomery, Mrs. L. Shep
ard, M s. Ellen Coliins. Mr. Henderson
Cross n. Mr. and Mrs. Meek Adams, Mr.
and Mrs. Charlie Robeson, Mrs. L.
Brickel, Miss A. Jenkifis, Mrs. Mary Dun
bton, and many others whose names are
Emigrants Ret urn Home to the Old
On Friday of last week, just before the
Gazette man boarded the east-bound
train ai 11:45 f or Goldhboro, his attention
was called to some imigrants : men, wo
men and children, fifteen in number, who
stood in the depot waiting to take the
same train for their old homes, Li Grange
and New Berne. They had arrived here
early in the umming from the States of
Mississippi and Louie-iana by the Seaboard
Air Line and other lines, who were kind
enough to return these people back home
for half fare. We inquired cf Mr. Lot
D.tve, who seemed to be the leader of the
crowd, why they had returnrd to North
Carolina. . He began telling "the tale of
woe." Said he: " We came back to North
Carolina just as soon as we could get
back. We have Leen gone for six or
seven years, and we have been trying
every y ear since we left to get back home,
but forae how or oilier we would be
brought in debt to the boss men."
"How were you all treated down there,"
we asked ? We were treated very badly,
sir. We had no rights, not even the rignt
to vote. The white men would tell us we
didn't have to vote or take any part in
polititic3. Many times we were forced to
work ty the overseer when we were sick
and not able."
An old lady by the name of Mrs. P. E.
Sutton, who looked real pitiful, said to
u: "Mr., I was whipped by the man I
lived with and his overseer severely, until
my back was as raw a3 a piece of raw
beef, just, because they thought I aided
my fiusoana in running away from
John Sutton and others- in the crowd
said: '"We can testify to that, for we were
ey e witnesses when it took place. It is
The old man,;Lot Dave, put in again,
and said: "The only way you can get
away from the most of those farmers
down in those bottoms is to escape just
the taaae as a prisoner, and they will hunt
you, catch you and bring you back and
give you a good thrashing, just as they
used to do in slavery times."
"How did you manage to get away
from those people down there this time,
Mr. Dave ? Tne good Lord was good to
us, aud we had a good crop year ; made
enough tosquareup,and we were allowed
to leave. We had enough money to pay
our way back home and have a dollar or
"What has become of the rest of the
emigrants who went down there from
this State and were located in the same
bottoms with you?" " The most of them
escapud and went to some other places,
and a great many have died."
It must have been a sad disappoint
ment to these and the rest of those emi
grants who were fooled down to those
bottoms, aud forced to receive such dirty,
miserable and mean treatment from those
farmers and their overseers as has been
stated above. Is all this allowed to go
on in any part of our free and Christian
We colored people here in North Caro
lina have a right to feel proud that we
escaped at the last election such laws as
the Democrats have in Mississippi, Louis
iana and some other States. Nearly every
one of us would have had our right to
vote taken away from us had the Demo
crats won. W. S. M.
Mr. John S. Jones lost his dwelling
house oa Market street Saturday n ght,
the 5th, by fire, while at his post of duty
at the engine room on Castle street. The
fire alarm had been turned in for a fire
on South Fr..nt btreet. This being out of
the district of the Cape Fear Engine Co.,
they were not to respond only in case of
a general alarm. At this moment Mr.
Jones at his engine, an alarm was sent in
from this beet ion, and it was found to be
his house. The house was covered by in
burance, but none on the furniture. He
will soon rebuild.
Miss Rachel Brown, adopted daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Brown, is teaching
public school near Cronley.
We are sorry to note the extreme ill
ness of Mrs. Salem J. Bell; by this time
we hope she may be out of all danger.
The new Board of County Commission
ers were sworn in on the first Monday,
and all- the county officers gave their
bonds without any trouole except the
treasurer's bond which was found to
have some little irreguarity, which was
corrected, and everything went on work
ing as smoothly as a top.
Register of Deeds Cnas. W. Norwood
took charge of his office and began the
work with as much ease and dignity as
if he had been there all the time. Mr.
Manley, editor of the Record, is associ
ated in the office as clerk.
Mr. Daniel Howard was elected janitor
of the courthouse.
Tne many friends of Mrs. Frances
Brown, here and elsewhere, will be glad
to know she is gradually getting better.
She is able to come from her room down
Presiding Elder Rev. W. II. Capehart
is a" warm friend to the Gazetle. He
speaks for it on his district, and through
his influence we met Mr. G. H. Hollina
and received his cash subscription for a
Mrs. Daniel Howard is on the sick list,
but we are glad she is better.
While in the city it was our pleasure
to call at the residence of that estimable
lady, Mrs. Jcshua Green, Sr., where we
met her and her adopted daughter, .Miss
Lucy A. Howard. Mrs. Green is very
pleasant and entertaining, and is always
ready to make things pleasant for her
Rev. A. Stroud, pastor of Mt. Olive, in
renewing his subscription, has this to say
of the Gazette: "Your paper is very
valuable, I don't think I can do without
Mrs. Rev. Wm. Devane was called to
the bedside of ner sick sister at Hillsboro
a few weeks ago. Her sister died while
she was there.
Mr. Alex. Holme3 is sick at bis resi
dence on North 4th street.
Mr. Willie McRae and Miss Jannette
Mitchell, both of this city, were happby
married Wednesday evening, Dec. 9th,
at the residence of the bride, on McRae
street. Tne marriage ceremony was im
pressively and simply performed by Rev.
E. J. Gregg, pastor of St. Stephen's
Church. They received many beautiful
presents from their friends.
Mr. Arie Bryant has a very Bick sister
on North 5 th street. ,
Eberneezer Baptist Church is yet with
out a pastor.
Masonic Grand Lodge.
The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of
F. & A. A. Masons for North Carolina
met in its twenty-seventh Annual Com
munication with John R. Page Lodge,
No. 13, of Edenton, on Tuesday, Decem
ber 8th, 1896, with M. W., George H.
White, Grand Master, presiding, and Eli
jah Lane, G. S. Warden; R. E Clements,
G. J. Warden; James H. Young, Grand
Treasurer; B. S. Stevens, Grand Secre
tary; and H. B. Pettigrew, Grand Tiler,
filling their respective offices. The other
grand offices were propeily filled.
Upon the roll call a constitutional num
ber of lodges being found to be repre
sented, the Grand Lodge was opened in
ample form by the Grand Master. Much
work of a routine nature was accom
plished. The G and Lodge tax was in
creased from fifty cents on each Master
Mason in good standing to the sum of one
dollar upon the same, with a view of
creating a surplus fund, to be paid at
each annual Communication to the
widows and orphans of Master Masons
who died in good standing during that
Masonic year. It is believed, by this
method, that one thousand or more dol
lars can be raised to pay out for this pur
pose at the next session, and that the
amount will increase from year to year.
It is hoped that every true Mason will be
stir himself to make this plan succeed,
and in that way help- to provide for our
widows and orphans. We believe that
this cause will appeal to every worthy
mason throughout the jurisdiction, and
at the same time help to swell our ranks.
James H. Young was elected M. W.
Grand Master, asM W. G. M G. H. White
declined a re-election, owing to his other
duties. Elah Lane, G. S. Warden; R.
E. Clements, G. J. Warden, and B. S.
Stevens, Grand Secretary, were each re
elected. A. R. Middleton was elected
Grand Tieasurer, to fill the vacancy
caused by the promotion of James H.
Wdson was selected as the next place
of meeting, and B. R. Wir.stead was
elected Grand Tiler. The officers were
installed by P. G. Master George H.
Tne M. W. Grand Master made the ap
pointments following: D. G. M., W. J.
Moore; Special D. G. M., J. W. Hood, G.
II. White; DiSTict Deputies, same as last
vear; G. L., J. J. Wmlds; G. Register,
J. T. Howe; G. Orator, E. E. Smith; G.
Organist, W. J. Heritage; G. Chaplain,
H. B. Pettigrew; G. S. Bearer, Robeit
Fuquay ; G. S. Deacon, Moses Thompson;
G. M. of Ceremonir-s, J. B. Dudley; G.
Pursuivam, R. L. Hutchins; G. J. Stew
ard, Edward Evans; G. Marthal, Daniel
The address of Grand Mas'er White
was. as usual, able and instructive, and
showed the craft to be in good condition
throughout the jurisdiction. The lodges
now number seventy-five, with a mem
bership of about 1,500. This was not only
a pleasant but a profitable session. We
were royally entertained by the good
people of the historic town of Edenton,
and every one left with pleasant recollec
tions of the abundant hospitality of the
people of that town. Representatives
were present from all parts of the State.
On Thursday the annual parade took
place, and the Grand Lodge repaired to
Kedesb A. M. E. Zion Church, where
Grand Master White delivered an able
and learned address to the large audience
James H. Young, in a few well chosen
remarks, spoke of the Orphan Asylum
and closed by introducing Mrs. Robert
Shepard, Matron of that worthy institu
tion, who proceeded to talk in its behalf.
The collection was then called for, and
the brethren and friends present quickly
gave $22; the Eastern Scar Chapter of
that place, $5, and the Grand Lodge, out
of its treasury, $75 making a total of
$102, which was given to Mrs. Shepard in
the presence of the audience. One of the
most pleasant duties of the Grand Lodge
is to make its annual donation to this de
The music, under the direction of Grand
Organist Heritage, assisted by S' evens
Randolph, E. R. Dudley, Philip McDon
ald and others, was up to date.
Rocky Mount Grits. "
Mr. F. W. Davis attended the Grand
Lodge of Masons at Edenton lst week.
Hon. W. W. Wateon, of Whitaker's,
was in our city during the week.
We were more than delighted to shake
the hand of our honored friend, G. C.
Scurlock, of Fayetteville last week.
Hon. Jas. H. Young, the veteran race
worker, will be an applicant for the post
office in Raleigh. He should receive the
appointment without any hesitation on
the part of theMcKinley administration.
If any man, especially any colored man,
in No th Carolina should be recognized
for service? rendered to the party, it is Mr.
Young. His influence has been brought
to hear Irom Cherokee to Currituck.
While many others were on the fence,
and remained so until they were made to
get off. Mr. Young was foremost in the
fight of blazing out the way to success.
Prof. I. D. Hargett attended the A. M.
E. Z. Conference at Wilson.
We were made to say in last week's
Grits ' that the Emancipation Celebration
would be continued by celebrating the
Republican victory recently won " We
wrote "that the Emancipation Celebra
tion would be combined by celebrating
freedom and the late Republican vic
tory." We return thanks to Mr. C. C. Mcln
tyre, of Weldon, for an invitation to at
tend his marriage on December 23d.
Rev. D. A. Kelly, who was sent, to this
charge by the recent A. M. E. Z. Confer
ence, comes well recommended and we
hope our people will give him every en
couragement possible for them. The
Methodist has long needed an able man
on this work, and to secure the services
of 6uch an able and well educated minis
ter as Mr. Kelly, they should feel congra
tulated. Mrs. Elnora Wilkins, of Wilmington,
has been the guest of Mrs. W. L Person
during the past week. She is traveling
for a publication society, and appoints
Hon. 3. H. White passed through, en
route to Newbern last week, where Mr.
White isspendingsometime with friends.
Miss Georgia Mathewson, of Tarboro,
passed through, en route home last Satur
day. Prof. S. H. Vick, of Wilson, has been
iavited to deliver the address on the occa-
eion of the Emancipation Celebration,
January 1, 1897, in our town. Great pre
parations are being make to have the
grandest time in the history of Rocky
Mount. It is expected to have five hun
dred mounted marshals both ladies and
gentlemen. Let everybody come and
take part and enjoy freedom!
Rev. Mathewson held regular services
at his church last Sunday. It is expected
that by the spring be will have his beau
tiful church edifice completed. When it-is
finished, it will be the prettiest church in
Don't forget the Emancipation Cele
bration. We would suggest that every
department of labor should be represent
ed in the parade that day. Each depart
ment should have its commander. Or
ganize your committees.
Mis Ella Westry will spend the Christ
mas m Danville, Va. Wonder will a cer
tain young man go home also?
Mr. Demus H. Jones is trying hard to
win her nowadays. Be careful, Mr.
Messrs. Walter Holland & Co. ask their
friends to Btop at South Rocky for nice
Mr. W. H. Penny has captured some
fellow's girl in little Raleigh. Who is it?
Guess. W. S. A.
Cape Fear Happenings.
Monday noon the newly elected county
officers tendered their bonds to the County
Commissioners and were sworn in by
Deputy Sheriff French in his capacity of
Justice of the Peace. Among those who
entered on the duties of their office were
Messrs. Charles W. Norwood, the Regis
ter of Deeds, who gave bond in the sum
of $10,000; David Jacobs, Coroner, who
gave bond in the sum of $2,000; and B.
C. Wright, Constable, who likewise gave
$2,000 bond, each, for the faithful dis
charge of his duties, which we firmly
believe they will all discharge with credit
to themselves and the race generally. As
was predicted some time ago, Mr. Nor
wood has taken as his deputy Mr. A. L.
Manly of the Record, and this selection
has given great satisfaction to a large
numoer of people, because of Mr. Man
ly's acknowledged aggressiveness in bat
tling for the race. Of course there are
some kickers and grumblers, but as they
are the same old chronic dissatisfied ones
who, like' the cynics of old, snarl at every
thing, Mr. Norwood will continue to be
master of the situation and retain one
who is both efficient and serviceable in
the office and among the people.
There is considerable talk as to who
shall get the post-office and the Cus
tom House at Wilmington, and while
very many favor the genial Dr. S. P.
Wright for post-master, they are quite
reticent over the Uollectorship some
thinking that a colored man might be
endorsed for the latter place.
There seems to be universal satisfac
tion over the statement that Governor
elect Russell favors the establishment of
a reformatory for youthful criminals,
and as the people of this section are a
unit for that measure, the way is clear
for the two members from New Hanover
to do their duty, which we think will be
Our people are very much interested
about our school facilities, snd the ques
tion is asked: Will tb.3 new County Com
missioners give the colored race better
buildings? For its no use trying to dis
guise the fact that the colored schools
are vastly over-crowded, while they, of
all people, need suitable surroundings,
that the work of both teacher and pupil
may ehow to advantage. At the white
schools they have nice large buildings,
with good, airy rooms, while the colored
schools are so cramped that in some
rooms over an hundred little ones are
packed together, making it difficult to
a sti anger entering the room to separate
the teacher from her scholars. Now, all of
this is unhealthy, as well as unjust, and
we shall look to the County Commission
ers, who are the School Boaid, to im
prove our school facilities.
The many friends of the Hon. James
H. Young in this city have heard with
pleasure of his election as Grand Master
of the Masonic fraternity in this S ate,
as we are always glad to hear of his suc
cess. The deVgates who returned from the
Grand Lodge session at Edenton were"
Messrs. John T. Howe, E. Lane, G. T.
Dixon, James B. Dudley, Joshua Green,
Sr., Robert McDonald, R. L. Hutchins,
James D. Dry and L. D. Kennedy. And
one and all have been unceasing in their
praise of the hospitality of the good peo
ple of Edenton.
Quite a large crowd of citizens met at
the City Hall on last Thursday night to
perfect arrangements for the Emancipa
tion Celebration, to be held on the 1st of
January. Captain Valentine Howe pre
sided, while Mr. C. M. Martin acted as
Secretary. After much routine work,
the various committees were selected, and
the popular Coroner, Dvid Jacobs, Eq.,
was chosen for Chief Mushal; Rev. Mr.
Kyler for orator, and Mr. H. C. Webber
to deliver the address of welcome.
Hon. Geo. Z. French, Chief Deputy in
the Sheriff's office, has employed a half
dozen young colored men to assist in col
lecting taxes on Saturdays. This is as it
should be, and speaks well for the Sher
Mr, E. M. Green has been elected to a
place on the Police Commission to fill the
vacancy caused by Col. F. W. Foster re
tiring to become Chairman of the Board
of County Commissioners.
Wilmingtonians are interested in a
)rospective High School which they want
ocated here, and we think with propriety,
a8tbis is a large negro center and a school
of that class would be of material good
in this section We shall ask for it, and
expect to get it.
Let the watchword be: ' The Progress
of the Race."
Messrs. W. Clanton and M. B. William
son will contest the seats of Messrs. J. S.
Reid and R. M. Ransom, Democratic
members-elect to the House of Represen
tatives from Mecklenburg County.
BELL & PICKENS,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers
in and Shippers of
SALT FISH A SPECIALTY.'
ALL GOODS GUARANTEED.
Front St. Market, Wilmington, N. C.
SALE OF LAND TO MAKE ASSETS.
By virtue of a decree of the Superior
Court, rendered in the special proceed
ings brought before the Clerk entitled,
"C. H. Williamson, Adm'r of Isaac Perry,
deceased, vs. Dilsy Adams, John Ivory
et als.," I will sell at public auction at
the Court House door in Raleigh, Wake
County, N. C, Saturday, January 16th,
1897, at 12 o'clock, to the highest bidder,
for cah, two lots of land in the town of
Wakefield. N. C, and known as the
'School House" lot and the "Richard
son" lot, belonging to the estate of Isaac
C. H. WILLIAMSON, Com.
December 2, 1896. decl2-4w
In compliance with Article two, section
twelve of the Conslif ution of North Car
olina, notice is hereby given that appli
cation will be made to the General As
sembly at the session to begin in January
next for a passage of a law amending
tne charter or the City or Raleigh.
This November 26th, 1890.
- IF YOU WANT
. J. L. ALSTON'S.
Cor. South and McDowell
Who downs competition and takes the
lead in Heavy snd Fancy Groceries. We
keep the best Flour, good Coffee, Sugar,
Lard, Butter, Sausage and all kinds of
Canned Goods, Horse and Cattle Food;
also Wood and Coal promptly delivered to
all parts of the city. Give me a call.
J. L. Alston.
Cor. Sjuth and McDjwell Sts.
HOW IS THIS ?
Heavy Fancy Groceries,
Cor. South and Dawson Sts.
We keep a first-class line of Family
Groceries, Flour, Lard, Coffee, Sugar,
Tea, Meat, Butter and Fresh Canned
Goods; also Horse and Cattle Food.
We sell at Bottom Prices. -Give us a
Fresh Norfolk Oysters,
SERVED IN EVERY STYLE
TRY A. BROWN,
113 E. Hargett St.
SOUPS, STEWS, ROASTS;
And everything that can be
had in a First-class Restau
GIVE ME A TRIAL.
FRANKLINTON, K. C.
NEXT SESSION OPENS OCT. 5th, 1896.
LOCATION. This School Is located on an
elevation overlooking the city, healthful all
the year round.
"DEPARTMENTS. Academic, Preparatory,
Primary and Industrial.
DORMITORIES. ThedormJjLojajBr girls
Is under the supervision of TUe lady teacher,
and that for boys of the male teachers.
TERMS. Tuition, free. Board, lodging and
washing, $15 per session of eight months.
For catalogue and further information,
Rev. JOHN A. SAVAGE, D. D., President,
FRANKLINTON, N. C.
JAMES S. LANIER,
Attorney at Law,
WINSTON, N. C.
MEN'S AND BOYS'
CENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, HATS. Etc.
have never been sold so cheap as you can
get them right now of
CROSS & LINEHAN,
210 Fayetterile St.. RALEIGH, N. C.
49Members of the General Assembly will do
well to give us a call.
APEX NORMAL AND COLLEGIATE
APEX, NORTH CAROLINA.
Fall term begins October 1st. Beauti
ful and healthful location. About five
minutes' walk east of depot. Excellent
water. School of high grade for both
sexes. Good discipline, full courses of
study normal, theological and colle
giate. Special attention to instrumental
and vocal music. A corps of competent
teachers has been selected. Terms: Tui
tion $1.50 per month in advance. Good
board can be procured from $5 to $0 per
month. For further information address
W. II. MORRIS, B. D.,
Apex, N. C.
A. J. BRANCH,
. HENDERSON, N. C,
Contractor and Builder
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
REFERENCES: D. S. Smith, J. T. Williams,
D. W. Hardy, Greenville, N. C
Furniture Repair Shop.
UPHOLSTERING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES.
Makes Folding-beds and
PERFECT WORK GUARANTEED.
R. S. JACKSON,
508 East First Street, Charlottk, N. O.
THING TO DO
Especially in buying Food is to deal
with a responsible concern, one that you
are sure will sell you nothing that is not
good; whose prices are reasonable, and
stock always fresh and up to date.
The above description, with all due
modesty, we think fits our establishment.
We have food for the Epicure, for the
Dyspeptic, food for all clashes and con
Polite and intelligent salesmen to show
and sell you; accommodating porters
and drivers to deliver to you.
All goods warranted and promptly de
t The finest Flour, Butter, Coffee and
Tea our specialties.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCERS.
Telephone No. 15.
GLOBE CLOTHING HOUSE !
Cor. Wilmington and Market Streets op
The Globe Clothing IIouse is Ral
eigh's new enterprise, which is daily com
ing into prominence winning the favor
of the great economic purchasing public,
from the fact you can buy nrst-clas goods
from there at prices to suit the times
clothing, hats, shoes, etc. and our people
appreciating this feature have begun to
give them their patronsge. In stock will
be Ulster Storm-coats, Overcoats and
Suitings in the litest and most improved
styles, made from foreign and domAetic
goods for Men, Youths Children,
which are being offered it prices which
cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Take
advantage of the special inducements in
prices this week; call and compare both
goods and price of this store with others
and convince yourself of the fact that
you can save fifty cents on the dollar by
buying from them.
J. M. KOIIN,
Sewing Machines, Organs, Accord Ions, Sc.,
WKITB OR CALL ON
J. D. CRUDUP,
No. 115 K. Hargreett St., Raleigh, N. C
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
RALEIGH, H. C.
" - under graduates of Oberlin, Mary
ville and Yale Colleges. .
Normal and Preparatory Depaitneiits
under careful teachers.
TERMS: $7 per month (Incidental Fee $2
per year). . ,
Most students pay 4Q M uBStl
and $2 in work.
Students may work their way and go
to school at night.
Training 8cuool for Nurses. Board
and tuition free.
Trade School. Instruction in build
ing, plastering, cooking and dressmak
ing. Board and tuition free.
Rev. A. B. HUNTER,
The Agricultural im
Greensboro N, C.f
Offers a thoroughly practical course of
instruction snd industrial training to the
Colored Youth of the State.
Each County entitled to one or more
Free - Tuition Students.
For further information or catalogue,
Jas. B. Dudley,
Sept. 19, 4 mos. -
DURHAM CITY DINING HALL,
Is where you will find a commodious
dining-hall, No. 117 Peabody street,
where you can at all hours be served with
a well-prepared meal and lodging at low
est prices. I can also furnish the publi
with fine and first-class oysters. Pii
vate families can send in their orders aud
they will be promptly attended to.
J. S. McAllister,
6m. No. 119 Peabody St.
OLD RELIABLE HOUSE!
Those desiring Good Board and Lodg
ing at reasonable rates, will find the same
by calling at the "Dunston IIouse," No.
804, corner Martin and II arrington Sts.,
near Union depot, Raleigh, N. C.
Mrs. A. E. Dunston, Proprietress.
II ARB Ell MAXOOX.
When in need of a Hair Cut or a Shave
call on Hartman & Counsel, the Bar
bers, of Wilmington, N. C. They are
first-class and polite in every particular.
You will find them at 821 N. 4th Street.
When in the city call on them.
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