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PUBLISHED WEEKLY. JAME3 H. YOUlTG,....ditor and Proprietor. I: !: aSSS" Qaal TrwUng Agent'- subscription rates: One year, - - - $L50 Six months, - - - 75 Three months - - SO Entered at the Post-office for transmission through the United States mails as matter coming under second-class rates. t37"AU communications intended for pub lication must reach the office by Tuesday morning. Anonymous letters will receive no attention. CSf" Address all communications to The Gazette, Raleigh, N. C. RALEIGIi, N. C, FEBRUARY 27, 1897. DISTRIBUTE THE PIE. Some days aeo the Republicans met in caucus and adopted the arrangement made by the conference committee for the distribution of the State patronage between the Republican and Populist rtArtiea. The nlan of distribution is as i follows: Republicans Penitentiary, Railroad Commission, Morganton Inaaue Asylum, Ooldaboro Insane Asylum. Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad. Populists Agricultural Department, Judge of Criminal Court, Raleigh In sane Asylum. Bureau of Labor Statis tics, Librarian, Shell Fish Commission, Keeper of the Capitol. The Democrats at once became very nervous over the prospect of losing the many fat jobs that they have enjoyed exclusively for the past twenty years, and at once began a howl through their organ (the News and Observer) to try to frighten the Populists and Republicans from doing a part of what the people sent them here to do. Howling did not ac complish the purpose, hence for the past few davs the aforesaid organ has resorted to all kinds of abuse, misrepresentation and villirlcation of Populisms and Repub licans, both individually and collectively. In its issue of last Saturday it said edi toriallv: 'We want the pie and we are going to have it.' said Jim Younjr last night. 'We are here for the purpose of taking charge of every institution in North Carolina, and I for one am not going to be satisfied until we turn out every Democrat from the cellar away up to the garret or every institution in the State, " This is the bold declaration of a negro who to-day is occupying a 6eat in the Legislature to which one of the best white men in North Carolina was duly and honestly elected." As this venomous partisan sheet has not yet been given authority to judge of the qualifications and election of mem bers of the General Assembly we dismiss ita fling at our seat in the Legislature with the contempt it deserves. But as if it thought its c aurtings were having the effect intended, it comes again last Sun day morning in the editorial following: "It was expected that some of those rabid 'pie-hunting' Republicans in the Legislature, who represent the thirty thousand white men in North Carolina whose evident purpose is and has been for thirty years to foist negro domination upon North Carolina, would squirm and even writhe in agony over the strictures in yesterday's A'eit'S and Observer, in commenting on the two revolutionary measures changing the charters of Green ville and Wilmington. "The very fact that these revolution ists arose in their seats and spit fire and brimstone (it shows what animates them), when attention is called to their proposed revoluticnary methods, forebodes good to the white people of North Carolina. - "It shows that, whatever their evil purpaBes andjrevolutionary scherej aTLT gome of them, at least, j.ra--&frawhile afraid to turn the light on their proposed measures. "It shows that, while they may have the low, sordid conviction that the one million white men and women in North Carolina have no rights that the negro and his allies are bouhd to respect, they yet awhile fear the wrath that is to come from Anglo Saxon manhood and woman hood. " Of course, the News and Observer, in referring to the 530,000 white men who, with 120,000 negroes had made up their minds to 'degrade the State,' referred only to those hungry pie-hunting Repub licans who have for thirty years con sorted with, and, in politics, fellowsbip ped with, the great mass of ignorant negro voters, with the hope of some day securing for themselves arid their hench men the control of public affairs in North Corolina. " It had no reference to the thirty thou sand Populists who voted for Major Guthrie during the last campaign, for it don't believe that, while many of these men have been led off into unnatural fusion with the enemies of good govern ment and white supremacy in North Carolina, they ever intended that any one of their leaders or representatives should, for the sake of pie, or for any other consideration, turn the State, its cities and towns and institutions, over to the negroes and those who affiliate with them. We know, too for we have it from the lips of many Populists in North Carolina, that a great majority of the leaders and nine-tenths of their support ers are not in favor of thesa revolutionary methods, and are revolting against the efforts to foist negro rule and domination over the towns and cities and the State and its institutions. "With pio and position the Republi cans may purchase enough votes in the Legislature to carry out their schemes, but the mills of the gods that grind slowly grind surely, and grind to powder, and the men who are sowing the seeds of bad and incompetent government will reap a harvest of repudiation and destruction from an outraged public." It will be seen from the above that the organ in question is trying to court the favor of the Populists by saying that it did not mean them in speaking in anol her mean and vindictive article which it bd the day previous. It was charged by the Democrats upon every stump in North Carolina that the success of the co-opera tion forces meant the removal of every Democrat in every institution from office, and the co operationists met the charge by the frank avowal that it was true, and upon the issue being thus joined the peo ple elected the co-operationists and they are now expecting and demanding the removal of Democrats. For one we serve notice now as in the past that we intend to do all in our power to carry out the wishes of the people. It is the duty of every Populist and Republican member of the General Assembly to vote for the bills now pending in the two houses looking to the removal of Demo crats from the various State institutions. No excuse will be satisfactory to the people upon the part of any of these members who are derelect in these mat ters. We say "turn out the Democrats." Messrs. Young and Quick Pnt to Work. On Thursday of last week Messrs. W. F. Young and W. H. Quick were put to work in the Enrolling office of the Legis lature. These two -gentlemen are the colored men that ex Enrolling Clerk Swinson "swore by all the gods that made him" that he would not appoint clerks in his office. Neither did he ap point them. Swinson even hates a negro so bad that he suffered himself to lose a $5 a day job before he would appoint one. This is something that don't hap pen every day. TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF RAL EIGH. Representative Younz introduced last Saturday a bill to amend the charter of the city of Kaleigh. The bill is not a gerrymandering one, nor creating a po lice commission, but simply changes the charter by allowing the people to elect every officer of the city. No one who be lieves in rule by the people can oppose this measure. Another good feature of the bill is the section allowing removal of causes upon affidavit from the mayor, which right is now denied litigants. Church property, used for religious pur poses is exempted from taxation. This is as it should be. The 12 per cent interest charged people who are too poor to pay their taxes promptly, is reduced to six per cent, which is regulated by the gen eral State law. The people of all parties favor the bill and only those, or their friends, who fear the people, will oppose the till. Tne full text of the bill is as follows: Section 1. That all of section eight (8) of chapter two hundred and sixty-three (203) of the privat laws of 1895, beirig the charter of the City of Ra eigh, after the word "peace" in line seventeen (17) be and the same is hereby stricken out acd repealed and the following is inserted in-rtead thereof: Provided, that wherever any person or persons, who shall be Arrested on a warrant issued by the mayor for the violation of any ordinance shall make oath that said perjon or persons cannot obtain justice before the mayor.it shall be the duty of the mayor to remove the entire cause before some j ustice of the peace residing within Raleigh township for trial, and the said justice of the npftPH to whom said' cause shall have been removed, shall have all the powers for this purpose that are vested in the mayor by the charter and the laws of the Slate; and all fines and imprisonment im nosed by the luatiee of the peace shall be in accordance with this charter and the ordinances passed thereunder; and all tines imposed snail be paid totnetreasur er of the city within five days after the same shall have been paid to the justice of the peace, and his failure to pay over fines thus collected shall be a misdemean or, and on conviction he shall be fined or imprisoned, or both, at the discretion of the Superior court, and no case shall be removed more than once. Sec. 2. That in addition to the mayor, clerk and tax collector, whose election by the qualified voters therein is now pro vided for by section 3 of chapter 263 of the private laws of 1895, the chief of po lice, the street commissioner, the treas urer, the auditor, commissioners of sink ing fund, and attorney shall all be elected by voters therein, as is now provided for the election of the mayor, clerk and tax collector, and they shall each hold office for two years and until their successors are duly elected and qualified. Sec. 3. That section 37 of chapter 263 be and the same is hereby repealed, and all real and personal property owned and used by any religious denomination for religious purposes, shall be exempted from taxation. . Sec. 4. That whenever the mayor of the city of Raleigh shall sentence any person to common jail of Wake county for any violation of any ordinance, or for failure to pay costs of any prosecution under any ordinance, it shall be discre tionary with county commissioners whether said persons shall be worked on the public roadsof the county; and wher ever the commissioners decline to order such persons to be sent to the work-house and to be worked on the public roads of the county, the county shall not be liable for any costs to the city or any officer or employee of said city, and the cily shall pay to the county j rtil fees and all other expenses the county may incur by reason of the confinement in jail of any prison ers sent there by the mayor under and by virtue of any ordinance of the city. Sec. 5. That the el ction to be held on the first Monday in May next and every Iwo years thereafter, shall h" held in all respectB under the a uthoi Ttwzm direction of the clerk of Wake Superior court, as is provided for in Bectiou four (4) of said chapter two hundred and sixty-three (263) of the private laws of 1895; and so much of the said section four (4) of said chapter is in conflict with this section is repealed, abrogated and annulled. Sec. 6. Any person, firm or corporation now owing taxes to the City of Raleigh and who pays the same before the first day of January, 1899, shall only be charg ed and compelled to pay the costs of ad vertising, sale and six per cent interest per annum from the time the taxes were due. Sec. 7. All laws inconsistent or in con flict with this act are repealed. Sec. 8. This act shall be in force from its ratification. THE STATE INSANE ASYLUMS. The committee on the insane and in sane institutions introduced a bill in the House which is of general interest to the people of the State. It is a substitute for two bills previously introduced by Rep resentatives Blackburn and Dockery, and is entitled "An act to charter the East ern Hospital for the Colored Insane and the Western Hospital for the Insane," and provides for its government. The full text of the bill is as fol- lOWS Section 1. That section 2240 of the Code be amen led by striking out the fol lowing words: "That State hospitals, amended by act of 1891, chapter 15, loca ted near Morganton, shall be and remain a corporation under that nime ; and the Eastern North Carolina Hospital, located near Goldsboro. shall be and remain a corporation under that name, 'The State Insane Asylum near Raleigh.'" The charier of said hospitals by whatever name, and all acta amendatory of said charters are "hereby repealed. Section 2. The State Hospital for Col ored Insane, located near Goldsboro, and the Western Hospital for Insane, located near Morganton, the Central Hospital for Insane, near Raleigh, be, and the same are hereby, created and constituted cor porations with all the powers, rights and privileges heretofore held and exercised by the North Carolina Hospital and the State Hospital, and the Not th Carolina Insane Asylum, respectively. Section 3. That sections 2241. 2242, 2243, 2244, and all other sections of chap ter 2, volume 2, of the Code, be amended by striking out the words the North Car olina Insane Asylum or the State Hos pital, wherever they occur in said chap ter, or any act amendatory thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof the words, "The Western Hospital for the Insane," and by striking out the words "The Eastern North Carolina Hospital and the North Carolina Insane Asylum" wherever they occur in said sections, and in chapter 2, volume 2, of the Code, or any act of the General Assembly amendatory thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof the words, "The State Hospital for the Colored In sane, the Western Hospital for the In sinei and the Central Hospital for the Insane," and as thus amended said sec tions' and chapter 2, volume 2, of the Code, except as hereinafter provided, are re-enacted. Section 4. That the Eastern Hospital for the Colored In?ane, the Central Hos pital for the Insnne and the Western Hospital for the Insane are hereby in corporated, and shall be under the man agement of five trustees, to be nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, who shall hold their offices for the term of four years from and after their appointment, and the provisions of chanter J2, volume 2, of the Code, appli cable to the directors of the North Caro lina Insane Asylum not in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby made applicable to the board of trustees of the State Hospitals for the Colored Insane, and the Central Hospital for the Insane, and the Western Hospital for the Insane, and as modified by this act are hereby re-enaoted. Section o. That the offices of Superin tendent of the Eastern North Carolina Hospital, and the North Carolina Insane Asylum, and the North Carolina Hospital for the Insane are hereby abolished. Section 6. That the board of trustees for each of the hospitals herein provided for shall, at their first meeting under this act, elect a principal and resident physi cian for each of paid hospitals, whose terms of office shall be for four years, and each shall receive an annual salary of twenty-five hundred dollars ; and in addition to the duties heretofore im posed on the Superintendent of said hos pitals they shall discharge such duties as the trustees may require by regulations for the government of said hospitals. That chapter 2, volume 2, of the Code, shall in all respects apply to the corpora tions hereby created, except' as modified by section 8 of this act. Section 7. That immediately upon the ratification of this act the Secretary of State shall furnish the Governor a certi fied copy thereof, and immediately upon the confirmation by the Senate, the Sec retary of State shall notify each trustee of his appointment, and the trustees for the Western Hospital shall assemble at Morganton on the 9th day of March next, and the trustees for the Central Hospital shall assemble at Raleigh on the same day, and the trustees for the East ern Hospital shall assemble at Goldsboro on the' same day. and shall organize under this act by electing such officers as they may deem for the best interests of each of eaid hospital ' Section 8. It is not the intention of the General Assembly that the trustees herein provided for shall be officers within the meaning of section seven (7), of article 'fouiteen (14), of the Constitu tion, and they are declared tone special trustees for the special purpose of this act. Section 9. All laws and clauses of laws inconsistent or in conflict with this act are hereby repealed. OUR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. It appears that a number of our Dem ocratic exchanges are about to go into a spasm over the idea that the fusionists are going to lay the hands of the spoils man upon our State institutions. The Republican would like to know when these institutions were ever out of the hands of the spoilsmen, and Demo cratic spoilsmen at that. Who can remember the time when a Democrat did not head the institution for Deaf. Dumb and the Blind at Ral eigh, and that every officer under him, even to lady ttachers, nad to wear a Democratic badge, and keep step to the music of Democratic nddles r Who will name the time when every officer at the Penitentiary, even to the guards who walk the parapets, as well as those who follow the striped-coated convicts on the various State farms, was not a Democrat, and of the" most pro nounced type of Democratic spoilsman at that? Who can name any one except a Dem ocrat who has held a position at the State Hospital, Morganton, where the grip of the Democrats has been so tight that, it is said, a boycott has even been declared against the hog and hominy of the Pop ulist or Republican, and that to get the benefit of that market a Republican has been known to go away and get a Dem ocratic neighbor to return with his pro ducts and effect a sale for him that he could not make himself ? Who can remember when the Lunatic Asylum at Goldsboro, exclusively for colored people, has not been dominated by a white Democratic doctor, with white Democratic assistants in part, drawn from that class, some of whom at times have expressed doubts as to whether or not a negro possesses a souK It lHS uod been ten ysxs since Dr. Eugene Griesom, the' most eminent and skillful physician that has ever presided over the Lunatic Asylum at Raleigh, was persecuted, hunted and hounded down until his resignation was extorted from him, and he left his native State to seek that peace that was denied him here, only that the last vestige of Republican rule in the State might be removed, and that the conquest of democracy might be completed by placing a Democrat in the chair Dr. Grusom had filled bo welL Same people yet rt member, just after the late war, whe,n the University at Chapel Hill was boycotted, its patronage withheld, its belongings squandered, its doors cloied by Democrats who ought to have been its best friends, and lor no other purpose, it is believed, than to get rid of its President, that Christian gen tleman, that eminent scholar and divine, the Rev. Dr. Solomon Pool, against whom nothing could be alleged except that he loved the Union and voted the Republi can ticket. In 1887, Dr. Pool came before a Repub lican and Independent Legislature, ask ing that a just claim due him for his salary and for money advanced by him to keep the University going, might be allowed him. - A democratic Senate only allowed the claim, less the interest, which amoimted to more than the principal. Josiah Turner, the once brilliant, in imitiable Joe Turner, now a financial, physical and mental wreck, is, now in Raleigh asking the fusion Legislature to pay him a claim due him as State Prin ter, and payment of which has been de nied him by democratic Legislatures, it is said, because he refueed to wear the Bosses' collar, and dared to denounce the growing corruption in his own party. Now, there democratic editors are posing as reformers and distressing their guilty souls over the poor lunatics, the deaf and dumb and the blind, on whose misfortunes the Democratic spoilsmen have lived and fattened for so many years. Gentlemen, don't worry. The people hold the scales of justice. They have weighed the democratic party in the balances and have found it want ing. Please retire quietly. Winston Republican. mm Wakefield, N. C, Feb6, 1897. Hon. James H. Young: You have our hearty congratulations for. your success. in the rough political battles of 1896; for, when youropposers would come in great numbers and ar range themselves so es to shoot their ar rows and darts directly at you, you were always so well fortified that they only fell at your feet, like so much chaff which had been thrown to the wind; and amid the most unfavorable circumstances we could always hear your familiar voice bidding us to be of good cheer, for all would be well; that we must win! Your dauntless courage and unusual skill in the use of the political sword have been carefully noted by the people of this county and State. We fully recog nize the fact that our success in the last campaign was due very largely to your earnest and untiring efforts to secure co operation with the Populist party. We are better able to appreciate you aa the "Moses" of our people for your cour age, ambition, aspiration and hope seem to be as fathomless as the sea. Tne obstacles which have been thrown in your pathway, even by those who style themselves " true Republicans," and who should have been your hearty supporters, have only been stepping-stones to your success. We take the boldness to say that the people of North Carolina are in hearty sympathy with all that pertains to your success as a member of the General As sembly of North Carolina. We are always ready to put our shoul ders to the wheel and, when the com- 1 mand is given, to shove with all our might and strength. If there is a Republican in Wake county who deserves the honor of being post master at Raleigh. N. C both for ability and loyalty to the party, it is you, Mr. Young; ana we earnestly nope mat you may be appointed to toat omce. We entreat you to continue to speak, and write, and inform the people of the things which pertain to their success as a race, and as citizens of this grand Re public. Our hearts, our hopes, ana our prayers are with you. 1 read witn mucn interest your diii providing for the establishment of a school for the training of colored teachers of North Carolina. I felt that -we, the people of Wakefield, N. C, should say a word in some way to show our anxiety for the bill to meet the hearty approval of the members of the General Assem bly, so we called a meeting of the citi zens of Wakefield Monday P. M., Febru ary 15th, 1897, and they adopted the fol lowing preambles and resolutions: Whereas, It is the object of the State to do whatever lies within its power for the welfare of its citizens as a whole, for by so doing it seeks its own welfare, since a State is no greater than its citizens; Whereas, its safety and perpetuity de pend upon the intelligence of its citizens as a whole, for a citizen who is ignorant of the laws of his State may at any time be a transgressor; Whereas, the important matter of making laws and looking after the gen eral welfare of the State is intrusted into the hands of representatives chosen by the people; Whereas, the General Assembly of North Carolina is now sitting with its at tention turned to the happiness and pros perity of the State, and is ready to effect any measure for the good of the people, whenever it is discovered that such a measure meets the approbation of the masses; Whereas, material wealth, though the acquisition of it should be greatly en couraged, is not the only requisite to eood government, for a State may abound in wealth and yet lack some of the essen tials of eocd government; Whereas, the cause of education is a great one and is receiving the attention of the representatives, as shown by their inviting Dr. J. L. M. Curry, the agent of the feabody and mater educational lund, and the earnest advocate of the educa tion of both races, to address the Legis lature on that subject; Whereas, there is a great need of bet' ter improving the educational facilities, as may be seen quite plainly, among the colored race of the State of North Caro lina for the masses can only ba reached through State agencies, of which the public school teachers form a great and important part, since they are destined TO aaminister greauy to inis necessity, provided there were some Institution es tablished in the State for the purpose of making a specialty of training teachers along this necessary line: And whereas, the mind of our repre sentative, Hon. James 11. Young, of Wake, has given birth to that institu tion much needed for the training of col ored public school teachers in the State or. wortn uaroiin; inererore do u Resolved, That we, inmeeting here as sembied. commend to the House of Rep resent itives now sitting at Raleigh, the capital of the State of North Carolina, H n. J. H. Young, the worthy and chosen representative of the people of the connty of Wake. Resolved, That we give expression of our hearty support to the effort which is being .put forth by our representative, Hon. J. H. Young, in the House now sit ting, to establish an institution to be known as the North Carolina Industrial and Training School for Colored Teach ers. Resolved, That we confide the consid eration of this greatly needed improve- RVfCff-lhS tame til bBUcaltou lo the Ueneral Assembly of North Carolina now sitting at the capital of the State, believ ing that they are always alive to the needs of its people, and are ready to effect any measure for the good of the State, espec ially when there is any signification in the form of a petition, or the like, coming from the people directly. Resolved, That we signify our approval of the bill introduced by our representa tive, Hon, J. H. Young, of Wake, by asking the careful consideration of the Legislature respecting said bill. Resolved further, That these resolu tions be mailed to Hon. James H. Young, representative of Wake, and that they be presented to the House by him. Resolved further, That we earnestly trust that the General Assembly of North Carolina will do the best thing while it is sitting for the benefit of the people of the State. J. D. Pair. Chairman, A. D. Dunn, G. W. Sledge, Henry High, T. B. Ellis, J. R. Richardson, Walter Rogers, Dorset Perry, Fegins Perry, Lemon Shambles, J. A. Levister, Committee. I am yours truly, Jas. D. Pair. The Training-school for Colored Teachers. Editor of the Gazette : The meeting of prominent educators in Raleigh Tuesday, February 9, to memorialize the educational committee of the Legislature for the training-school, was one of the most advanced steps ever taken by the representatives of the State Teachers Association. There are about 3,000 colored teachers whose direct in terest this movement will materially affect. The idea of a first-class training school for the purpose of professionally training men and women for a broader and higher conception of school-room work is not a new one. The teachers have been working for this for more than ten years. Dr. J. C. Price elo quently and earnestly plead for this kind of .work when he was president of the association about ten years ago. The association is to be congratulated for the harmony of interest and unity of pur pose which has finally taken possession of its entire membership along this and all progressive lines. Tne time has fully come when the teachers and their inter est must and will be advanced. Those who have heretofore kept themselves away from the annual meetings of the association will do well to attend in the future, for something will be done sooner or later which will substantially and effectually elevate the profession and the standard of public schools in North Caro lina. At the above meeting a few days ago the following prominent educators made ringing speeches for better facili ties for training teachers: Prof. A. B. Vincent, President of 8tate Teachers' Association; Prof. John R. Hawkins, President of Collegiate Institute at Kit trell and Secretary of the Educational work of A. M. E. Church; Prof. S. G. Atkins, Principal of Slater Normal School, Winston; Dr. N. F. Roberts, principal of the Normal work and Professor of Math ematics of Shaw University, and Hon. John C. Dancey. The meeting was a very interesting one. Hon. J. H. Young, member of House Committee on Education, introduced the President of the Teachers' Association, who stated the object of the meeting, and then introduced Prof. A. J. Griffin, of St. Augustine School, who read the reso lutions of the State Teachers' Associa tion, which asked for this school. Prof. J. R. Hawkins, chairman of the special committee appointed for the above purpose at the last session of the Teachers' Association, was next intro duced by the president, and began bis speech in his usual clear and intelligent manner. He showed what other States did for the higher education of colored people and proved by facts and figures that North Carolina was evidently far behind all others, and that the proposed school, if established, would amply be furnished with Btudents and teacrera. "Provide," said he, "the school and we will furnish the Btudents to fill and the material competent to do the teaching." lbe president. A, IS. Vincent, gave the following reason -for establishing the school: That the best drilled and skilled teacher is always indispensible for foun dation work, just as the most skilled and test farmer is needed for the worst farm; that the untutored mind should be taught and trained by those who were adepts in a knowledge of child nature so as to get children started off right. He refeired to the great school under Prof. Booker T. Washington, at Tuskee, Ala., which has an enrollment of about 800 a year, as a practical demonstration that this was not simply a theoretical and impractical idea, but that Alabama, with about the eame territory and colored population as North Carolina, commenced at Tuskee a similar school a few years ago, with now a normal work of 900 teachers, whose power and influence was being felt all over this country, and the demand for teachers from this school was greater every year than could be supplied. He also referred to the Summer and Normal schools at Chapel Hill and Normal and Industrial School at Greensboro, under experts, for white teachers, and the need of the State making ample provision for all of its citizens before raising the stand ard of teachers' examination, and that the various denominational schools had for years supplied possibly more than 95 per cent, of the teachers for all public schools, and that now, since the present existing Normals could not retain the Peabody 'money without the State made ample provision and facilities for pro fessionally training teachers, Dr. Curry has said be would take this fund away. Dr. N. F. Roberts, Prof. S. G. Atkins and Hon. J. C. Dancey all made practi cal, simple, yet convincing speeches, showing the need of the power and in fluence of the skilled teacher and what Virginia, Alabama and South Carolina and other States were doing for the higher training of teachers. We are un fortunate in not having a full outline of these able speeches but rest assured that a deep impression was made upon the cpmmittee, and we trust something wil be done. . A Teacher. THE EASTERN DISTRICT COURT JUDGESHIP. The death of Judge Seymour creates a vacancy in the District Court Judgeship. Already a most unseemly scramble has commenced for the position. President Cleveland has already been besieged with the importunate friends of Ex Senator Ransom and Congressman Woodward, f ach of whom are recognized aspirants for the position. The Senate Judiciary Committee convened in Washington yes terday. Supposing that President Cleve land should decide to nominate either of these distinguished lawyers (?;, which The Tribune concludes extremely doubtful, a single objection would carry the nomina tion over till the extra session called by Mr. Mc Kin ley. As Senator Pritchard is a member of that committee, it is more than probable that objection would be made. Our Washington Correspondent reports that Congressman Settle, whose term expires March 4, is an aspirant, and U being endorsed in Congressional circles. Just exactly wbat Speaker Reed, Con gressmen Dalzell, Hitt and the distin guished statesmen from Maine and Illi nois have to do with selecting a Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, our correspondent does not say, but of "." jiTfi iriwifiir ii ji 1 1 ii ii ) n it in that Mr. McKinley wilr attach greater weight to the endorsements of the people of Eastern North Carolina, who are moie in'erested in the matter than statesmen residing North of Mason's and Dixon's line. However, The Tribune expresses its surprise that Congressman Settle or any other Republican lawyer should for one moment allow his name to be men tioned in connection with this position, when there are many able and capable Republican' lawyers in the Eastern Dis trict, to which the appointment caturally and rightfully belongs. They should take the view Judge Ewart tak's of it, who, in an interview else where published, expresses himself in his usual vigorous and emphatic manner. Raleigh Tribune. A Profet-sor's Views on an Important Question Affecting Colored Teachers. In jour issue of yesterday, you copy what purports to be an editorial from the Greensboro Record, calling upon the Gen eral Assembly to establish the proposed new normal school for the training of colored teachers in connection with the Colored A. and M. College. It is gratify ing to the colored people of the State, who know that one of their greatest needs at this time it better teachers, to have some assurance that the General Assembly will provide additional means for preparing such teachers. There could be nothing more encouraging to them than the prospect of the establishment of a tirst-cbsa normal training-school for their benefit, and for the purpose of re vivifying ani advancing the cause of edu cation among the negroes of the State. But, Mr. Editor, I think I represent a great many of them the majority of them when I say that this new institu tion should hi established on its own merits and made responsible for its own success or failure. I am sure the colored people of the S ate do not wish it estab lished in conjunction with any other in stitution, and certainly not in connection with an institution whose object and work are widely different, and whose faculties should represent a vastly differ ent preparation. And, besides, Mr. Edi tor, it does not appear that it would be in accordance with sound publio policy. It is, in my opinion, unsupportable, that there would bs any economy in such an arrangement. Certainly, when looked at from the standpoint of results, this cannot be urged. We want results from this school that we can put our hand on and that will strengthen and professionalize the teaching force of the State. What the State has at Greensboro, in the A. and M. College, it will have, and the establishment of the new normal school on its own merits in such other town of the Stase will soon give the State a property and a foundation that it will be no less proud of than of the A. and M. College. Xp seems to m that the proposition ad vanced in The Record is just about as de fensible as would be a proposition to con solidate the white A. and M. College, and the Greensboro Frmile Normal College and the Univeisity Department of Peda gogics. It cannot he made to appear, as The Record would intim tte, that such an ar rangement would meet Dr. Curry's idea of a real normal school. On the contrary, we are quite sure it would not. We hope that the Educational Commit tee and the gentlemen of the General As sembly have become convinced that the normal training school for colored teach ers is a pressing necees tyr but we hope, also, that every claim of justice and true educational principle will lead them to establish this school on such a basis that normal training will be magnified, with the understanding, of course, that this normal training will be supported by such other training in literature and art as will give teachers the very best fitness. Every loyal negro in the State wants to see the A. and M. College succeed. The train- ing it is designed to give is hi portant, and should be duly apprf but from this new school, we way era, and not necessarily mecjr agriculturists. J The field of the new Bchf broad enough without intra that of the A. and M. Collel good Greensboro daily need hi that the colored teachers of tbl not appreciate this new school it to become lonely. The Fellorr-Se nrant Law The General Assembly has pa following act, which is now a law an tended to give protection to employ tne various railroads in this State. law is as follows: The General Assembly of North Caroli, do enact: Section 1. That any servant or employe of any railroad company operating in this State who shall suffer injury t- his person, or the personal representative of any such servant or employe who shall nave su tiered death, in the course of his services or employment with said com pany by the negligence, carelessness or incompetency of any other servant, em ploye or agent of the company, or by any defect in the machinery, ways or appli ances of the company, shall be entitled to maintain an action against such company. Sec. 2. That any contractor agreement expressed or implied made by any em ploye of said company to waive the bene H k. - A. 1 - ' 1 1 l V. ui ui ban mureduiu tecuon buhii oe uu and void. Sec. 3. That this act shall be in fo from and after its ratification. A special telegram from Canton, Ohio, pays : "United States Senator Jeter C. Pritchard, of North Carolina, reached here this morning. He was accompa nied by Chas. Price, of Salisbury, N. C, a prominent attorney and counsel for the Southern Railroad Company. Senator Pritchard said his visit had been delayed on account of his own illness. 'Some weeks ago,' said the Senator, 'I for warded papers and endorsements from my State asking that Col. James E. Boyd be given a portfolio in the Cabi net, either that of Attorney-General or Secretary of the Interior. Col. Boyd is an attorney of ability and talent, and would make an efficient official. I Bee Mr. Gary, of Maryland, has been chosen as the Southern member of the Cabinet. I believe that Mr. Gary will be perfectly satisfactory to the Suth, and as two men from that section of the country are hardly expected for the Cabinet, I sup pose Col. Boyd will not be in the official family.' "I am not here on any political mis sion other, than to speak a good word if IU11IVJ VWU1 O NOTICE. Apex, N. C , Jan. 25, 1897. The Trustees of Apex Normal and Collegiate Institute will petition the present Legislature of North Carolina to incorporate the above named institution. P. B. Price, Chairman. fet6 4w Notice. In compliance with Article two, section twelve of the Constitution 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 the charter of the City of Raleigh. This November 26th, 1806. Many Citizens. NOTICE. By virtue of the power contained in Art.- 2, sec. 12, of the Constitution of North Carolina, notice is hereby given that an application win i ?a JiW1- term "of the General Assembly' lo incon p3rate State Grand Lodge, No. 7, Grand United Order of Odd Fellows. All per sons concerned will govern themselves accordingly. - (Signed) S. II. Vick, 8. G. M. J. II. Rhodes, D. G. S. Jan. 9, 1897 4t. North Carolina Republican Head quarters in Washington. At 419 12th Street, N. W., you will find the North Carolina Republican Head quarters, where you will be liable to keep in full touch with the new administra tion. Information will be sent in five times a day for the benefit of the club. Any one wishing quarters during the In auguration, or at any time, can apply to A. L. SATTER WHITE, President. SOUTHERN RAILWAY. CONDENSED SCHEDULE. In Effect Junk 14, 1896. TRAINS LEAVE RALEIGH DAILY. "itORrUIJC AMD CHATTAHOOQA LIMITED." 4:12 p. K. Daily Solid veatlbuled train with sleeper from Norfolk: to Chattanooga via. Hal labury, Morganton, AshevUle, Hot Springs and KnoxvlUe. Connects at Durham for Oxford, ClarksvlUa and Keysvllle, except Sunday. At Ureena boro witn. the Washington and Houthwentern Vestlouled Limited) train for all points North and with main line train. No. li, tor Danville, Richmond and intermediate local stations; also has connection for Wlnston-Halem and with main line train No. 85, " United States Fast Mail," for Charlotte, Spartanburg, Green ville, Atlanta and all points South ; also Co lumbia, Augusta, Charleston. Savannah, Jack sonville and all points in Florida. Sleeping Car for Atlanta, Jacksonville, and at Charlotte with Sleeping car for Augusta. NORFOLK AND CHATTANOOGA LIMITED." 11:45 A. m. Daily Solid train, censlsting of Pullman Sleeping Cars and coaches from Chattanooga to Norfolk, arriving Norfolk 6:00 P. M. In lime to connect wltti the Old Dominion, Merchants' and Miners', Norfolk and Washington and Baltimore, Cbespeake and Richmond S. S. Companies for all points north and east. Connects at Helma for Fayetteville and in termediate stations on the Wilson and Fay ettevUle Short Cut. daily, except Sunday, for Newbern and Morehead City, dally for Golds boro, Wilmington and Intermediate stations on the Wilmington and Weldon KaUroad. EXPRESS TRAIN. V' 8:50 A. m. Daily Connects at Durham for Oxford, Keysvllle, Richmond; at Greeibero for Washington and all points North. KXPRESS TRAIN. 8.09 p. m. Daily For Goldsboro and inter mediate stations. LOCAL ACCOMMODATION. 2:00 A. M. Connects at Greensboro for all points for North and South and Winston Salem and points on the Northwestern North Carolina Railroad, At Salisbury for all points In Western North Carolina. Knoxvllle, Ten nessee, Cincinnati and Western points; at Charlotte for Spartanburg, Greenville. Athens, Atlanta and aU points South. TRAINS ARRIVE AT RALEIGH, N. C. KXPRESS TRAIN. 8:05 P. M. Daily From Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro and all points South. NORFOLK AND CHATTANOOGA LIMITED. 4:12 p. m. Daily From all points east, Nor folk, Tarboro, Wilson and water lines. From Goldsboro. Wilmington, Fayetteville and all points in Eastern Carolina. NORFOLK AND CHATTANOOGA LIMITED. 11:40 a. M. Daily From New York, Wash Ingron, Lynchburg, Danville and Greensboro, Chattanooga, KnoxvUle, Hot Springs and AshevUle. KXPKKSS TRAIN. 8:50 a. M. Daily From Goldsboro and In termediate stations. . LOCAL. 7:20 A. m. Daily From Greensboro and all points North and Houth. Sleeping Car from Greensboro to Kaleigh. 9:00 p. m. Daily, except Sunday, from Golds boro and all points East. Local freight trains also carry passengers. Pullman cars on night train from. Kaleigh to Greensboro. Through Pullman Vestlbnled Drawing Room Buffet Sleeping Car and Vestlbuled coaches without change on Norfolk Limited. Doable daily trains between Raletgb, Char lotte and Atlanta. Quick time; unexcelled accommodation. W. 11. OKEEN, General Superintendent. W. A. TURK, ,. General Passenger Agent, Washington, D. O. J. M. CULT, Trafflo Manager. . sseu rui 7 rf i 1 " Athena, "'-v " Winder, TTW " Atlanta, (Central Time) NORTH HOUND. I No. 40 1 12 00 nit.-7 LvAtlanta,(Oen.Tr)8. A.L a. ri j i . . r niuer, via o. A. , - a men a, " Klberton, Abbeville. ' Greenwood, " 1 1 n urn , " .... Ar .?TuinTiH,O.N.AL.lt7t7 Lv I'henUr, Ar Charlotte, viaH. A. Lv Monroe, via 8. A. L. " Hamlet. 1 V 40 iiu 1 1 Ar Wilmington, OaoSrn WHO Lv Southern Plnea, Kaleigh. Ar Henderson, " Ar Durham, via H. A. I 1214 18 am Jll M 8VM 100 ff Si am nrodTJ ijv iiurimiii o M pm Ar WeiUou, vUtt. A. JLZZ " Richmond . ' Wanhlnic'n.viara.U.K. " Kaltlmore, ' " Philadelphia, " New York, -Ar PoriHinoutU, vlatt.A.U " Norfolk, 4 Af Min 8 15 8 60 " I 1110 "J I2 4Hf" 11 21 pm i 48 rc 8 M) im B 4 tf 7 60 " 8 0 Dally. fDally Ex.Bund'y. tDally Ek. M No. 403 and 402, ' The Atlanta Hmctal. Id veatlbuled Train of Pullman bleeper Coacliea between WanhlnKtoo and Al) alno Pullman (sleeper betweeo Portain ana Cheater, u. Noa.41 and 38, "The H. A. L. Einwua." 1 Train. Coacheaand Pullman Hleenera bet urwiiiuuiu una Aiiania. ixirapaoy tilt between Columbia and Atlanta. I Both trains make Immediate eonnerilii ltl.n(arA.llnnl.MIHH II. I II. V . I nwnuu, iui tfi trw m I'llim J, jyi I FIJI 1 B, H V W VII a r am, vsiiioruia, mexicn, oiiaiianon;a, VlllA MemrthlM Mt.ttt IrlnriH. For tlcketa, al'ueierM and Information, a IL H. LEAKD, SoL Taaa. Ar Kaleigh. K. KT. JOHN, Vice-Prea. and Oen. ilaii V. K. McBKE, Gen. Superintendent. . H. W. K. UI-OVKll, Traffic Manacer. f T. J. ANDEKHON. Uen. I'aita. Airenl. Ueneral Offlcea : POHTSMOUTllJ w ILMINOTON AND WKUK)N It KUAU AU BKANC1UX. AND FLORENCE RAILROAD. CONDENSED HCHKDTJLB TKAlNH UOINU HO III Kb. 7. 1HU7. (Corrected.) Ar. Rocky Mount Leave Tarboro. . Lv. Rooky Mouni Leave Wllson. Ijeave Helma.. Lv. Fayetteville.. Arrive Florence.. Leave Magnolia.. Ar. Wilmington x vj pin 10 sia ii i 4 16 " 13 ll 6 15 " 14 A 41 8(1 l 84 " 8 (tl t 1 w H. A.L.. Mpm 4 8,1 1 UZ 0ift Pin 8 hOl UT1 8 IISl 7 L J .l U "- p- U- r. m. la w io ar 1 . iM 12 62 10 85 ......... 6 45 12 45 2 OT 11 1 0 20 2 12 M if 5 V? "" O O lO ...MM.. ......... - P. M. A. U. ......1 8 M 4 1 J 1 j... 0 0j ft 45 (Corrected.) jg & gg , A. M. P. U. Lv. Florence...... 8 4.i 8 Ift Lv. Fayetteville. 11 .. 10 20 ,.7Z7. Leave Selma. l 00 ZZZ, Arrive Wilson.... 1 42 12 lo ZZ P. M. Lv. Wilmington. ?j t Mas-i1?11 ...... g bi, low Lv. Goldsboro io io 12 01 t ... P' A.M. P. M. P. M. Leave Wilson 1 4 12 1ft 11 :l tn Ar.Rocky Mount) a 83 12 6a 11 to 1 20 Leave Tarboro... 12 L ... Lv.Rocky Mount 2 80 li 6." , Arrive Weldon... 8 8b l 44 . P. M I V. M P. M tDallv exoent Mnrntai tiwn. u day. U rain on the Scotland Neck Rranch Road leaves Weldon at 4:10 p. m., Halifax 4:4 p. ra. ; arrive Scotland Neck at 6:20 p. m., Green villa 6:o7 p. m., Klnston 7:55 p. m. lteiurntng. leaves Klnston 7:50a. m., Greenville 8:52 a. m7: arriving Halifax at IUW a. m., Weldon 11:40 a. m.. dally except Sunday. Trains on Washington Branch leave Wash lngton 8:20 a. m. ana 2.-00 p. m., arrive Parinel J,:iw.a-.,S,.and 8:40 D: ,n-' leturnlng leave Par. mele 10:10 a. m. and 0:30 p. m., arrive Wash. Sunday " P m' 10Pt Train leaves Tarboro. N. O, dally, 5.30 p.m. : arrives Ply month at 7:40 p. m. Returning, leaves Plymouth 7M a. ia.. arrives Tarboro 10:05 a. m. Train on Midland, N. C, Brsnch leave Goldsboro dally, except Sunday, at 7:10 a. ra. 1 arriving Smtthfleld at 8W a. m. Ret urn I nK. leaves smlthneld at 9:00 a. m. j arrive at GoiUs boro at 10:26 a. m. Trains on Nashville Branch leaves Rorkv Mounlat4:ap. m.; arrives Nasbvllie at 6:o& p. m.. Spring Hope &; p. m. Returning, leaves Spring Hope at H;oo a. m., Nashville 8:35 a. m.; arrive at Rocky Mount at 9:06 a. m. dally, except Sunday. Train on Clinton Branch leaves Warsaw for Clinton dally, except Sunday, at 11:15 a. m. and 4:10 p.m. Returning, leaves Clinton at 7.-0;) a. in. and 8:00 p. m. Train No. 78 makes close connection at Wel don for all points North dally, all rail via. Richmond, also at Rocky Mount with Nor folk and Carolina Railroad for Norfolk, and all poin'a North via Norlolk. t " M-KMEIWON, Gen'l Pass. Agent. General Manager. T. M. EMKRHON, Trafflo Manager. ATLANTIC AND NORTH CAROLINA. RAILROAD TIME TABLE. In Effect Sunday, November 18, 1894. GOING EAST. GOING WEST. 3 4V Pas'ng'r Dally Pas'ng'r Daily Ex. Sunday. Ex. Sunday. STATIONS. 1 , , I. Arrive Leave.i Arrive Leave. P. M. P. M. A. ML. A. M. . 8 20 Goldboro. .. 11 00 . 4 25 4 80 Klnston 9 38 9 ii 5 60 ft 68 Newbern 8 07 8 20 7 28 7 83 viorehead City 6 82 0 87 r. M. P. M. I A. M. I A. M. Train 4 connects with Wilmington w.i. den train bound North, leaving Goldsboro at 11:35 a. m., and with Richmond and Danville train West, leaving Goldsboro at 2 p. m.. and with Wilmington, Newbern and Norlolk at Newbern for Wllmlnsrton and lnirmrii.t. points. Train 8 connects with Richmond and Dan. vllle trin. arrlvlnar at Goldnborr. x n n, .. with Wilmington and Weldon train from Ihm North at 8:05 p. m. No. 1 train also connects with Wilmington ' Newbern and Norfolk for Wilmington and f n termedlate points. H. L. DILL, 00, BoperlntandsaL '