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RALEIGH, N. C, MARCH 6, 1697. "
The Broughton-Young case came up
in the House of Representatives Tuesday,
and was overwhelmingly decided in
Young's favor, as the people expected to
be done. Of course, when the Committe
on Privileges and Elections made their
report, the minority was on hand with
one also, which is customary of the Dem
ocrats in these latter days of grace. The
minority, as was expected, favored the
seating of Broughton. In the process of
this case strange truths were developed.
Colored men were implicated as being
the means by which this contest was
. brought against Young. It was also
seen that one colored lawyer gave all the
information that convicts voted, some" of
whom voted upon the advice of this law
yer D. P. Lane. It seems that he
would advise men to break the law and
then expose them. What fort Another
convict voted for Broughton who had
been hired by the Democratic chairman
of the county, upon the promise of five
dollars for his labor, two dollars and a
half of which amount the chairman paid,
Mr. Broughton paying fifty cents. Yet
they had this man charged up to Young's
account. There was no evidence of any
money given any convict for his influ
ence, labor or vote, except by the Brough
ton side. It was in evidence that idiots
voted for Broughton ; that men voted
for Broughton whose home was not in
the county of Wake. Viewing the case
from any standpoint, one could easily
see that Young was elected beyond any
The Democratic party has learned that
D. P. Lane and allies are bait of an infe
rior quality. The next time they go fish
ing they will secure others than they, if
any can be found.
James H. Young is our legislator. N.
B. Broughton came an hour too late, ah 1
The Legislature declared that the people
have said that Young is the man from
Wake. "So mote it be."
Oar Next President.
President-elect Major William McKin
ley will take oath of office on Thursday,
and be President of the United States.
The inauguration ceremonies will be very
elaborate, and an improvement on all
past occasions.
The names of the Cabinet will be con
firmed by the Senate on March 5th, and
thus the executive branch of our great
country will be in the hands oftheRe-
,im'Jin nn t Brccnrr awl UUIlUUtJUVy lfl
the government will be assured for at
least four years.
President McKinley has displayed his
usual sagacity in the selection of his cab
inet which will be not only an up-to-date
one, but compare favorably, and as a
whole, with any in the past history of the
With Hon. John Sherman as premier,
whose name in itself is a power of
strength, and inspires the confidence of
the people, the wisdom of the adminis
tration in delicate and intricate foreign
matters can be safely re.'ied on, and the
nation's honor and dignity fully sus
tained ; and, as has been stated by us, he
is an authority on finance, whose opin
ion on this subject, in any of its complex
variations, is eagerly sought by political
friends and foes alike; for forty years a
leader in the legislation of the nation,
during which period no legislation of
importance became law that does not
bear the imprint of his master mind, he
will bring to this high office a ripe expe
rience, a full and forceful knowledge of
the science of our government, coupled
with broad and comprehensive knowl
edge of the wants, passions and sympa
ties of this great republic, unsurpassed
by any. His great intellectuality, un
swerving and unerring judgment, in
tense Americanism, more than amply
equip him for the honored position of
premier under the administration of the
greatest protectionist that ever lived,
President William McKinley.
Hon. L. J. Gage, as Secretary of the
Treasury, while not well known politi
cally, possesses a great reputation as a
financier. His knowledge of our finances
which he has obtained after an exhaus
tive study of that difficult question can
not fail to reflect honor on the adminis
tration, and bring relief to our suffering
business conditions, and consequently to
the masses of the people. As a practical
business man, it goes without saying
that he will make a model secretary of
this difficult department of our govern
ment. General Alger, Judge McKenna, Hon
Mr. Gary, and the other members of the
Cabinet, have more or less public expe
rience, are strong men of the highest
character, and cannot fail to be success
ful in bringing their departments to the
high standard desired by President Mc
Kinley. Favorable Mention.
The Colored American, of Washing
ton, says: "Hon. W. H. Crews, Vice
President of the National Republican
Protective Association, now a member of
the Legislature of North Carolina from
Granville county, has introduced a reso
lution in that body instructing the Sena
tors and Representatives in Congress
from that State to use influence to se
cure the repeal of the Civil Service laws.
Mr. Crews is a colored man, and has
represented his county several times in
the Legislature, and has filled the posi
tion of justice of the peace, and also
that of deputy sheriff of Granville
" Hon. James H. Young, who repre
sents the county of Wake in the State
House of Representatives, has intro
duced a bill to establish a Training and
Industrial School for the colored teach
ers of the State of North Carolina. Mr.
Young is an able legislator, and an active
and influential colored Republican. He
is now serving his second term in the
Legislature. He has held several impor
tant positions in that State. He is a
member of the Republican Executive
and Campaign committee, and editor of
the Gazetee, now in its eighth 3 ear."
Profs. W. S. Hagans, of Goldsboro, and
H. E. Hagans, of Fremont, left their
homes on Tuesday of this week for Wash
ington, D. C, to attend the Inauguration.
The following bill, introduced by Sen
ator Butfer, has passed the Senate and
will probably pass the House and be the
school law of this S ate after this week:
A Bill to be entitled "An Act to re
system of North Carolina."
The General Assembly of North Carolina
do enact:
Section 1. The State Board of Educa
tion shall appoint bi-ennially a State
Board of Examiners, who shall consist
of three professional teachers, and the
State Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion shall be ex officio the chairman of
the said board.
Sec. 2. The State Board of School Exam
ners shall prepare and recommend to the
public scho 1 teachers of the State through
the several county supervisors, a course
of reading and professional study for
teachers, and such outlines of methods
of teaching and school government as
may in its judgment be helpful in school
room work, and perform such other du
ties as are hereinafter provided.
Sec. 3. The State Board of Scheol Ex
aminers shall have power to.grant first-
grade life certificates, wmch may be used
in anv county in the State, and shall fur
nish to the public, through the several
county supervisors, at least one month
before the regular annual county exam
ination of teachers, full information as
to the nature and character of the require
ments for such first-grade life certificates;
it shall annually prepare and furnish to
the several county supervision a set of
examination questions covering subjects
required by law to be taught in the pub
lic schools of the State, which shall be
submitted at the regular annual county
examination of teachers in July to all
applicants for a first-grade life certificate
under such rules and regulations as the
State Board of School Examiners may
prescribe. The State Board of School
Examiners shall examine and grade the
papers of all applicants for a hrst-grade
life certificate and shall issue said certifi
cate to such applicants as are properly
qualified and justly entitled thereto, and
all examination papers of applicants to
whom first-grade life certificates shall
have been granted under this act shall
be kept on file in tne omce or tne state
Superintendent of PubHc Instruction:
Provided, that each applicant for a first
grade life certificate shall pay in advance
to the county supervisor the sum of five
dollars, which shall be reported to the
county board of education and paid into
the general school fund of the county:
Provided further, that every first-grade
life certificate to continue valid and op
erative, shall be renewed by the State
Board of School Examiners every five
years, and before said Board shall renew
said certificate it shall be accompanied
with an affidavit of the teacher holding
said certificate, that he or she has been
actually engaged in teaching echool since
receiving said certificate or since its last
renewal, and no charge shall be made
for such renewal.
Sec. 4. The meetings of the State
Board of School Examiners shall be he'd
at the call of the State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, and the members
shall receive no compensation other than
their traveling expenses and board while
attending the meeting, an itemized state
ment of which shall be kept in the books
of the State Superintendent of Public
Sec. 5. The office of county examiner
is hereby abolished, to take effect the
first Monday in July, 1897.
Sec. 6. The Board of County Commis
sioners, together with the Clerk of the
Superior Court and the Register of Deeds
of each county, shall on the first Mon
day in June, 1897, and tri ennially there
after, elect three men of their county of
good business qualifications and known
to be in favor of public education, who
shall constitute a county board of edu
cation, which board shall enter upon thn
-iOr-wi-tiiit omue on tne Tlrsr Monday
in July following their election, and shall
assume all the powers and duties which
the County Commissioners now have re
garding the public school matters of the
Sec. 7. The county board of education
of each county, together with Clerk of
the Superior Court and the Register of
Deeds, shall on the first Monday in July,
1897, and bi-ennially thereafter, elect a
county supervisor of schools, who shall
be a practical school teacher at the time
of his election or has at least one year's
experience in teaching school, and who
shall be of good moral character and
liberal education, and shall hold his office
for a term of two years from the date
of his election and until his successor is
elected and qualified.
Sec. 8. The county board of education
of each county on the first Monday in July,
1897, Bhall divide their county into as
many school districts as there are town
ships in said county, and shall on the said
firfet Monday in July, 1897, and bi-ennially
thereafter, elect in each of said
school districts five intelligent men of
good business qualifications, who are
known to be in favor of public educa
tion, who shall serve for two years from
the date of their appointment, as school
committeemen in said district and until
their successors are elected and qualified.
If a vacancy should at any time occur in
said committee by death, removal or
resignation, it shall be the duty of the
county board of education to appoint a
suitable person in said district to fill said
vavancy until his successor is elected and
qualified: Provided, however, that not
more than three members of said school
committee shall belong to the same po
litical party.
Sec. 9. The school committee shall es
tablish and locate in their district, schools
for the white race and schools for the
colored race, and in so doing shall con
suit the convenience of the white chil
dren in locating the school for.the whites
and the convenience of the colored chil
dren in locating the schools for the col
ored: Provided, however, that there shall
not be established in any school dis
trict a greater number of schools for
either race than will give each school an
average of fewer than Bixty-five pupils.
Sec. 10. The county board of educa
tion, together with the county super
visor, shall, on the first Monday in Jan
uary each year, apportion the echool
fund of the county to the various school
districts in said county, per capita, which
apportionment shall be divided and re
apportioned by the sohool committee to
the various schools for the whites and
colored in their district in the manner
hereinafter provided: 'Provided, that the
county board of education, before appor
tioning the school fund to the various
school districts, shall reserve as a con
tingent fund an amount sufficient to pay
the salary of the county supervisor and
per diem and expenses of the county
board of education.
Sec. 11. It shall be the duty of the
school committee to distribute and ap
portion the school money Qf their dis
trict so as to give each school in their
district, white and colored, the same
length of school term, as nearly as may
be each year, and in making such appor
tionment the said committee shall have
E roper regard for the grade of work to
e done and the qualifications of the
teachers required in each shool, whita
and colored, within their district.
Sec. 12. The school committee of each
district herein provided for, shall, before
entering upon the duties of their office,
take the oath of office as now prescribed
by law for school committeemen, and
shall, as soon after their election and
qualification as practicable, not to exceed
thirty days, meet and elect from their
number a chairman and a secretary, and
keep a record of their proceedings in a
book to be kept by them for that purpose.
The name and address of the chairman
and secretary of each district committee
shall be reported to the secretary of the
county board of' education and recorded
by biro in a book kept for that purpose.
Sec. 13. The schcol commi tee of each
d strict shall on the second Monday in
each year meet at such a place in their
district as the chairman may designate
for the purpoeeof apportioning the school
fund of their district to the various
schools, white and colored, in their dis
tricts in the manner hereinbefore pro
vided for; and the other meetings of the
committee for the purpose of selecting
teachers for the schools in their district
and for the transaction of such other
business as pertains to this office shall be
at such time and place as tha chairman
may designate.
Sec. 14. The school committee of each
district are required to furnish to the
county supervisor a census report of all
the children, white and colored, of school
age in their diss rict, and the blanks upon
which said reports are to be made shall
be furnished to the various school com
mittf es by the county eupervisor on the
first Monday in May in each year, which
report shall be duly verified under oath
by at least one member of the committee
and returned to ihe county supervisor on
or before the first Monday in June each
year, and any committee failing to com
ply with the provisions of this section,
without just cause, shall be subject to
Sec. 15. All orders for the payment
of teachers' salaries, for building, repairs,
school furnishings, or for the payment of
money for any purpose whatsoever be
fore it shall be a valid voucher in the
hands of the County Treasurer, shall be
signed first by at least three members of
committee, then by the County Super
visor, who shall place his 'seal upon;,it:
Provided, however, that no order shall
be signed by the County Supervisor for
more money than is to the credit of that
district for the fiscal year.
Sec. 16. The school committee of each
district shall keep a book in which shall
be kept an accurate account of all money
received by them from the apportionment
of the county school fund, and from all
other sources whatsoever, and shall also
keep an accurate account with each
echool in their district of the money ap
portioned by them to said school and re
ceived by the teacher from pay pupils,
and the amount expended by the com
mittee of said school for teachers' sala
ries and all other purposes.
Sec. 17. The County Board of Educa
tion rhall meet annually at the court
house in the said county on the first
Mondays in June, July, September and
January, and may set from day to day
until such matters as may properly come
before them are adjudicated, and may
meet at such other times, upon the call
of the chairman of the board, as may be
necessary: Provided, that the compensa
tion of the members of said board shah
not exceed two dollars per diem and
mileage as is now allowed to the Board
of County Commissioners.
Sec. 18. The County Supervisor shall
be ex-officio the secretary of the County
Board of Education and shall see that
all moneys belonging to the school fund
are properly paid into the Treasurer and
properly applied, and his further duties
shall be to examine teachers, for which
he shall quire a fee in advance of one
dollar on his regular examination days,
which shall begin on the second Thurs
days in July, September, November and
April, every year, and for the examina
tion of teachers at any other time than
above named, he shall require of such
applicants a fee of $1.50, in advance, and
all of said fees for examination, both at
the public and private examinations,
shall be paid by the C mnty Supervisor
to the treasurer of the County Board of
Education, to go to the general school
fund of the county. The place for hold
ing the examination of teachers shall be
at the county seat, but other places in
eaid county may be designated, by the
County Supervisor, when in his discre
tion it may be for the convenience of the
teachers of bis county.
Sec. 19. Third-grade teachers certifi
cates are hereby abolished and there
shall be but two grades of teachers' cer
tificates with the same requirements for
the first grade and the second grade as
are now required by law.
Sec. 20. The compensation of the Coun
ty Supervisor shall be not lees than two
dollars nor over three dollars per day for
such days as he shall be actually en
gaged in the duties pertaining to his
office, and he shall present monthly to
the County Board of Education an item
ized account with an affidavit attached,
stating that the services therein charged
have been in fact rendered, whereupon,
if approved by the County Board of Ed
ucation, the chairman of the board shall
issue a warrant upon the treasury for the
payment of the amount due the County
Supervisor for said services.
' Sec. 21. It shall be the duty of the
County Supervisor to adviee with the
teachers as to the best methods of in
struction and school government, and to
that end he shall keep himself thoroughly
posted as to the progress of education in
other counties, cities and States; he shall
have authority to correct abuses, and to
this end he may, with the concurrence of
a majority of the school committee of
the district, suspend any teacher in said
district who may be guilty of any im
moral or disreputable conduct, or who'
may prove himBelf incompetent to dis
charge efficiently the duties of a public
school teacher or who may be persistently
neglectful of said duties. The County.
Supervisor shall be required to visit the
public schools of his county while in ses
sion ,bu t under the direction of the County
Board of Education, and shall inform
himself of the condition and needs of the
various schools within his jurisdiction.
Sec. 22. The school committee of any
district with the concurrence and ap
proval of the County Supervisor and the
County Board of Education may com
bine and use the funds of their district
in such manner as, in their judgment,
may unify and improve the school in
terests of their district.
Sec. 23. The County Board of Educa
tion may provide for an institute for
each race of at least one week's duration
annually, to be conducted by the County
Supervisor or some practical educator
well qualified to give instruction on the
branches taught in the public schools
and the best methods of teaching the
same, and on the history and theory of
Sec. 24 In case the-State Superin
tendent shall have sufficient evidence at
any time that any County Supervisor or
any member of the County Board of Ed
ucation is not capable of discharging, or
is not discharging the duties of his office
as required by this act, or is guilty of
immoral or disreputable conduct, he shall
report the matter to the County Bjardof
Education, which shall hear evidence in
the case, and if after careful investiga
tion they find sufficient came for his re
moval, they shall declare the office vacant
at once, and proceed to elect his suc
cessor: Provided, however, that either
party may appeal from the decision of
the County Board of Education of the
State Board of Education, which shall
have full power to investigate and review
the decision of the County Board of Ed
ucation. The decision of the State Board
of Education shall be final.
Sec. 25. In case the County Supervisor
shall have sufficient evidence at any time
that any member of the district com
mittee is not capable of discharging, or
is not discharging, the duties of 'his
office, he shall bring the matter to the
attention of the County Board of Educa
tion, which shall thoroughly investigate
the charges and shall remove said com
mitteeman and appoint a. successor, if
sufficient evidence shall be produced to
warrant his removal and the beet inter-1
eats of the schools in his district de
mand it. " '
Sec. 26. The provisions of this act shall
not apply to any city public echool sys
tems operating under special laws or
Sec. 27. That nothing contained in this
act shall be construed to interfere with
the adoption of text books for the pub
lic schools by the County Board of Edu
cation as is provided by law.
Sec. 28. All laws and clause of laws
in conflict with this act are hereby re-,
Sec. 29. This act shall be in force from
and after its ratification.
The Sick Deaths Wedding Bells
Schools -What we Think of the Legis
lature Hon. J. H. Young Hod. L. A.
Abernethy Personal Notes andjOther
Mr. John Murdock, of Machpelah, has
been quite sick for several weeks. We
wish him a speedy recovery.
Mrs. Orange, o"f Machpelah, has been
quite ill for Borne days, but is improving.
Mrs. Francis Johnson has been some
what ill. but is better now.
Mr. Wm. G. Abernethy has been very
ill with la grippe. We are glad to see him
out again.
Mrs. Tate McCorkle has been quite sick
for some time. She is about again, we
are pleased to know.
Mrs. H. Brevard has been somewhat
ill, but is about well again.
Aunt Dicey HUI is yet in a lingering con
dition. Mr. Solcman Derr has been ill, but is
better now.
Many others are suffering with la
grippe and colds.
Mrs. Catharine Goodson, wife of Mr,
S. G. Goodson, of Denver, departed this
life on the oth of t ebruary, at 1 o clock,
A. M. She was a faithful member of the
M. E. Church, and lived a consistent
Christian life. She was beloved by all
who knew her. She leaves a husband
and seven children to mourn for her.
Her body is only asleep within the tomb,
and her spirit has gone to the Paridiati-
cal region on high, where God and the
angles dwell. Ihe bereaved family have
our heartfelt sympathy, she cannot re
turn to them, but they can go to her.
Ou the 12th of February, the little in
fant of Mr. S. G. Goodson, went to join
its mother in the sweet Beulah Land, who
had just gone before. What a greeting
with the angles. Sleep on, sweet babe,
until the general resurrection day. I
John Plesant Anderson, an old warrior,
laid down his weapons near Machpelah
some days ago, and mounted the chariot
of angels, and sped away to Jesus, who
had gone to prepare a place for him, but
his body sleeps in the grave.
Mrs. William Hooper, of Kidsville, de
parted this life Febrifary 19th. She was
a faithful member of the M. E. Church.
She left a good testimony behind.
She bid farewell to her many friends, and
asked them to meet her in heaven. She
is not dead, but only asleep.
"Asleep in Jesus ! blessed sleep,
From which none ever wake to weep !
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes."
The bereaved family have our heartfelt
sympathies. She cannot return to them,
but they can go to her.
A few more years shall roll,
A few more seasons come ;
And we shall be with those that rest,
Asleep within the tomb.
Mr. Walter Lightle was united in the
holy bonds of wedlock to Mrs. Mary
Graham, both of Lowesville, on the 27th
December, 1896.
Rev. A. Connor wa? solemnly united
in the holy bonds of wedlock to Mrs.
Neally Johnson, both of Triangle, on the
14th of January, 1897. ; Rev. J. D. Diggs
officii eJ. ' .
Mr. Robert Ramsour was married . to
Miss Bessie Killian, both of Lincoln ton,
December, 1896. God be with them. Rev.
Johnson officiated.
Mr. Frankliu Cherry, of Triangle, was
united to Miss Gertrude Brotherton, of
Michpelah, on December 24th, 1896.
Peace and happiness to them. Rev. J. D.
Diggs officiated.
Mr. J. L. Pope and Miss Josephene E.
Smith, both of Machpelah, were united
in the holy bonds of matrimony on the
23d of December, 1898. God be with them.
Rev. J. D. D ggs officiated.
Prof. B. Barren was united in the
holy bonds of wedlock to Miss Lula N.
Burton, of Machpelah, February 10,
1897. Prof. Harren is one of the promi
nent educators of Wes em, North Caro
lina. They left for Catawba county t j
await the close of his school, after which
they will go to Mooresville, N. C, their
future home. The following persors
were present : Messrs. E. L. Burgans
and J. H. Beatty, of Tyrrell, N. C. ; Mr.
W. A. Hull and wife, Mr. V. Hoyle,
wife, daughter and son ; Rev. J. D.
Diggs and wife, Miss Mary E. Rankin,
Mr. John Arnt and Mrs. Lucinda Sher
rill, of Machpelah ; Mrs. M. J. Wood
ford and Miss Jane C. Derr, of Kids
ville ; Mrs. Charlie Nixon and little
daughter, and Mr. J. H. Shuford, of
Harvey, and the writer. Rev. J. D.
Diggs officiated. The following persons
gave presents : Miss Minnie King, linen
handkerchief; Mr. Hoyle, pair China
vases; Mrs. J. D. Diggs, set China cups
and saucers; Miss Mary E. Rankin, glass
butter dishes; T. C. Headen, plated scarf
pin; Mr. Charlie Nixon, linen towel;
Mrs. Charlie Nixon, counterpane; Mrs.
Lucinda Sherrill, linen towel; many
others promised. We wish them a
happy new life.
Mr. A. N. Hewitte's school will close
soon. He has a fine school. He is one
of our young heroes.
Prof. R. L. McCorkle has closed his
school in Catawba county, and has re
turned to his home in Denver. He is
one of our race leaders.
vMr. E. W. Forney closed his school at
Denver, on the 13th inst. He is one of
our prominent young men, and is mak
ing quite a mark in the educational
sphere. He had quite a successful echool.
His pupils advanced rapidly. The gen
eral reviews were extraordinary. He
took great interest in his pupils, hence
their love for him. I must not fail to
speak of the excellent order and disci
pline maintained all through his school
term. Having visited the school a few
times, I am able to say that, with only
one exception, his was second to none
that I have visited this school year. We
need more teachers who will exert every
effort to lift the educational banner. I
am satisfied we have other young men
in the field, who are making progress in
the work. My plea to the teachers, both
ladies and gentlemen, is, be on the alert;
keep in pace with the times. Mr. Forney
has now returned to his home, near Iron
Station. He has the best wishes of all
his friends.
Prof. Wm. U. Shipp, who has been
teaching in Catawba county, is now at
his home, near Reinahardt. He had quite
a successful school. He is one among
our most prominent young men. To see
him in the school-room is a step in ad
vance to any community.
Mr. L. J. Pope, of Denver, closed his
school at Kidsville, February 25, 1897.
The exercises were grand. A number of
visitors were present. Mr. Pope is one
of our self-made young men. He is
building his foundation. He is an ener
getic, social, sympathetic, religious and
an enthusiastical young man. There
were three games of baseball. Tucker's
Grove and Denver contest resulted in
favor of Tucker's Grove club. Two
games between Kidsville and Denver.
The game before noon ended in favor of
Kidsville, 31 to 11. The afternoon game
ended in favor of Denver by 2.
We believe the present Legislature is
the Legislature of a quarter of a century
back preceding 1898. We can eee the
dawn jut ahead. With the right men
in front, as we believe we bave with one
exception, we are bound to triumph. We
feel like singing " Praise God from whom
all blessings flow," etc. With the prts
ent acts in regard to education, illiteracy,
ignorance and superstition is-doomed to
destruction. Everything genet ally meets
our approval so far as we are able to un
derstand, as far as concerns uo, except
the bill introduced by one Mr. Ensley to
romote marriage. We know the Legis
ature has too much sense to pass such a
bill as that. The bill is to declare all un
married men, aged 24, bachelors, who
shall be taxed $16 for the first year of
bachelorhood and the tax to be doubled
each succeeding year of bachelorhood.
He must have been mesmerized, or got
out of something t i say, or liked retain
ing faculties. Let us see how much
tax a man would have to pay for twelve
years of bachelorhood: The first year $16,
second, $32; third, $64; fourth. $128; fifth.
$256; sixth, $512; seventh, $1,024; eighth,
$2,043; ninth, $4,096; tenth. $3,192; elev
enth, $16,384; twelfth, $32,768; total
amount for twelve je us of bachelorhood,
$65,520. This is more money than twelve
men could make in twelve years. What
is to be thought of such a bill?
Hon. J. H. Young, who has been styled
the late Moses, is to be congratulated on
the bill introduced r y him to establish a
Norih Carolina Industrial and Tiaining
School for Colored Teachers Ten thou
sand cheers from the old North State for
him. How many more Youngs in the
race? If any, show your color.'.
Hon. L. A. Abernethy deserves Un
thousand cheers from Lincoln County for
the bill requesting the appropriation of
$100,000 annually for the public schools
of North Carolina. He means betur
schools or none. We congratulate him.
Mrs. M. J. Woodford and family have
returned from Catawba County, where
they have been visiting friends and rela
tives. We welcome their return.
Mr. J. F. Abernethy, of Kidsville, who
has been living with his father during
the oast vear. has moved hia family back
to the old place Lear by. What next?
Miss S has lots of company. There
seems to be a race between the young
men. 1 wonder who will win?
Mr. Silas Derr and family, of Kidsville,
who have been living with Mr. Solomon
Derr, for the past year, have moved to
Mr. Frank Wingate and family have
moved to tne Derr plantation.
Mr. Liman W. Woodford baa returned
from the sulpher mine, south of Lincoln-
ton. We are glad to see him at home
There will be an Emancipation meeting
in the near future, to tegin preparations
for January 1, 1898.
Mrs. Maggie McCorkle and Janie John
ston, of Triangle, were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. H. Brevard, of Denver, on the
13th and 14th of February. '
Miss Derr Johnson, of Kidsville, bad a
quilting some time ago. We had lots of
We are glad to welcome the return of
Miss J. C. Derr, of Kidsville, who has
been visiting relatives in Catawba county.
She is looking well indeed.
Mrs. Sallie Graham, who has be n in
Denver for some days on account of the
sickness and death of her sister, Mrs.
Goodson, returned to her home at Kids
ville on the 14th of February.
Miss Mettie Johnston, of Lowesville, is
thinking of making a missionary trip to
Africa some time in the future.
Mr. W. A. Derr, of Denver has bought
a fine residence containing several acres
and a house with six rooms just north
east of town. Let others follow suit.
Mr. A. L. Foster and family have moved
from near Forest Home, near to Rein
hardt, N. C. He expects to plant forty
acres fn cotton. "
Mr. J. L. Pope, who has been living
with his father in-law since he married,
has moved his family in the residence
formerly occupied by Mr. A. L. Foster
near Forest Home. The writer spent a
night or two with him some time ago.
The hand of his tidy wife keeps every
thing in ample order. She is one of thos-e
model young women in the house. We
need others of the same ability.
Miss Mattie Dellinger. who has been
visiting relatives near Kidsville during
the wintt r, has returned to her home at
Denver. Her many friends were glad to
see her return.
There will be a meeting soon to begin
preparations for the Emancipation cele
bration January 1, 1898.
A large number from this cour.ty are
expecting to attend the Emancipation
celebration at Motz's Grove, Catawba
county, April 9, 1897.
Mr. Graham McLain has moved into
his new house. He is now handsomely
Mrs. Maggie Morrison, of Lowesville,
was in Denver February 20th to 22J vis
iting her sister, Mrs. H. Brevard.
February 25th was a gtneral knife
swapping day at Kidsville. White and
colored participated.
Mr. C. R. Shipp, who has been teach
ing in Catawba county, has returned to
Triangle. T. C. Headen.
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 15, 1897.
Editor Gazette: Please accept con
gratulations for the manly and success
ful fight you have made in the Old North
State during and since the last campaign.
North Carolina will be to the future South
what Massachusetts has been to the na
tion years passed the leader in every
good work for freedom, for equal rights,
equal educational advantages for all of
her people.
The people of the West and North are
turning toward North Carolina as an
escape from long, frigid winters, high
taxes and poverty. Many people of the
North who own small homes, and the
earnings of a lifetime, when failing in
health, are often forced to eat up all.
their earnings in a short time; but if
they had purchased cheap Southern
land, could have bad, after selling North
ern property, a bank account left, and
besides, a chance to earn comfortable
support on a small farm.
In talking to a prominent business
man the other day who recently visited
North Carolina, he said that Norih Caro
lina was the best place he knew for the
Northern emigrant to settle. Away out
here in the far West you often meet per
sons longing for their old Carolina homes.
The best specimens of Negro manhood
anywhere in America are to be found in
North Carolina. It is absolute foolish
ness for our people to emigrate away
from the Old North State; it is really the
best State in the Union for Negro ad
vancement. Northern papers harp about
civil and equal rights, but the Negro
finds it is all simply on paper, and sel
dom makes it possible for a hungry Ne
gro gentleman and his well-dressed wife
or lady company to receive accommoda
tions at first-class hotels. When the Ne
gro appears they always seem to be do
ing a good business. "Seats are all
-ented in restaurants to regular boarders
and rooms are occupied." So Mr. Negro
must keep s'epping. Of course, there
are some exceptions, but they are few.
It is not only so in regard to hotels, etc.,
but in religious conventions, political
meetings, etc., they find it hard to gtt
a place for the black brother to eat or
sleep. The white people who go South
to teach the Negro ought to do a lit le
missionary work nearer home. The Ne
gro preachers and church workers North
find white people more distant and cold
than are the white Southerners toward
their colored brethren.
The American Baptist Home Mission
Society threatens to curtail and has with
drawn its aid from colored people in
Kentucky. Is it right? Which is the
meet in need the Swede, who usually
own their hmes in Wisconsin, fttinne
sot, Illinois, and other States, who
have nine months of good school, or the
Negroes of the South, who have few e 1
ucated men, no bchool-term some years,
and many destitute and ignorant? Tne
Negro, while he Iimb been assisted, has
done more with his small means to help
himself than our white brethren in des
titute fields. It is a common thing to
find country church in the North closed
because pome board refuses to furnish
Balary for the support of a pastor and
family, and often the church is composed
of wealthy farmers.
Washington, N. C, Feb. 22, 1897.
Hon. Jas. H. Yonng:
Mr. H. H Pender, of James City, N. C.,'
has accpp'ed a position with his brother,
Rsv. W. H. Pt-noW, as clerk in hi office
at Washington, N C. Mr. H. H. Pen
der is a hustler. He is a farmer and ha
men under his employment.
Rev. W. HT Pender is pat-tor of St.
M miC'S Mission try Baptist Church at
Giimeslar.d, Pitt county. lie has a fine
Sunday School, L. D. Howard, Superin
tendent; Mrs. Lucy Wells, teacher; Mr.
J. II. Short, Secrtiary; Mr. Rhnden Wil
li .ins, Treasurer. R.-v. W. H. Pendr is
a member of St. Paul Missionary Btptist
C lurch, Jones county, N. C. St. Paul's
officers and members h ive enlarged thtir
church, wh ch makes quite an improve
ment ar d shows the industry o' its mem
bers. Dennis Cox, Deacon; C. C. Kin
eey, Clerk.
Rev. S. P. Knight in a young Sam
Jones. Hrf preached two powerful ser
mons last week at his church Spring
Garden Biptit. He ordained a deacon,
whose name is not Stephen, but W. A.
Bridgers but he is after the order of the
faithful Sjeplun. He is also a Sunday
School worker and is Superintendent of
Spring Gaiden Baptist Sunday School,
and the school is progecsing. He is also
a subscriber to the Gazette.
Rev. A. Cvimoo, of the Ficj-Will
Church, is expected to be married to Mrs.
Mry Harm, f Goldsboro, N. C, and
will move to Washington, N. C, where
he ha charge of a church.
Rev. W. II. Pender preached at the
Zion Church last Sunday. Rev. Miles is
pastor, and in an able preacher and sets
good examples and teaches morality.
May G 'd bles him in his work.
Rev. W. A. Blount preached a very
good sermon at Spring Garden Baptist
Church Sunday Diht.
W. H. Pender is prosecuting pension
claims f r old soldiers, widows and mi
nors. 11. II. Pender is clerk.
Hon. E S. Simmons, the blind attor
ney at law, cf Washington, N. C, is a
lawyer of .experience and ability; one
w ho the colored people ought to appre
ciate and employ wn-n they need one.
I have seen him pleading in complicated
cases and win. .
J. U. Snail is not to be forgotten. He
is a man of ability and in time and on
time. Yours truly.
W. II. Pender.
School Closing.
Rocky Point, N. C, Feb. 16, 1897.
Te school taught by Messri. Wesley
Jon 8 and W. 13. k. Korngay and Mrs
A. V. Junes closed Tuesday, 16. h inrt. -
The examination uiaclowtd ihe work of
faithful and well preparel teachers. Some
of ihe scholars are quite young say 11
3 ears, and will soon complete arithmetic.
The examination was to the point, and
purely analytical in this branch. I am
told that Miss Dirgan, a young lady of
the advanced clajs, could solve the most
difficult problems, in her lesson, after
few minutes study. This does not only
show aptitude and ability, but concep
tion and retention of memory.
Master Lotus Jones and Moore are very
smart, and should be sent to the A. anil
M. College at Greensboro, as county stu
dents. The district has more than two hundred
children of school age within its boundar
ies. One hundred and eighty were enroll d
this term. The parents could handsomely
support an eight months' school if they
would unite. It is the largest farming
area in the county, which insures finan
cial ability of the patrons and wage-earc-ers.
Why not unite, parents, and educate
your children, and thus lay yourselves
and them up an inexhaustible treasury
on which to draw during life?
The essay rendered by Mr. G. P. Lewis
in which be mentioned Mrs. Wheatly
and the memorable Frederick Douglass
and the living James H. Young, Crews of
Granville, who raised the hoary head of
Douglass in our State Legislature two
years ago, Hon. John C.D.uicey,(the liv
ing Price) whose fame as an orator, has
reached from the lakes to the gulf and
from the seashore to the mountain, as
being most worthy of esteem and any po
sition in the gift of a people, was a mas
ter piece of composition.
The exhibition, Tuesday evening, is
perhaps unsurpassed by any given at
excelsior, previously. It was very enter
taining from begin ning to finish. The
audience was very Urge.
Among the visitors were Mr. Major
Bowden, Miss Mary P. Moore, Miss Addie
Washington, Miss Isabella Winly, Miss
Ella Gibbs, Miss Lucy E. Hill, Mr. J. R.
Smith and family, rt aders of the GAZETTE.
Mr. A. J. Rogers, the agent, was ex
pected, but emergency would not allow
him at this time. Subscriber.
Baptists, See Here!
The Southern Baptist Con ven tion meets
this year in Wilmington, N. C, May 8th.
Now, you want to go to this convention,
and you a'so want to go in style and com
fort. There is only one good first-class
line from the South and Southwest to
Wilmington, and that line is the Sea
board Air-Line, which runs the finest
and fastest trains in the South and makes
the lowest rates of any railroad running
from the South or Southwest Don't be
fooled into making your arrangements
until you hve consulted one of the Se.
board Air Line agents, who always es
teem it a pleasure to serve you. B. A.
Newland, General Agent Passenger De
partment, 6 Kimbail House, Allan a,
Oa., will teglad to write jou or call on
yon, or you can apply to any of the rep
resentatives of the Seaboard Air-Line lu
any town or ci.y. This is the official
route. Do you want to go with your
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.
fel6 4w
V 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 26ih, 1896.
Many Citizens
Those desiring Good Board and Lodg
ing at reasonable rates, will find the same
by calling at the "Dunston House," No.
304, corner Martin and Harrington Bts.,
near Union depot, Raleigh, N. C.
Mrs. A. E. Dunston, Proprietress,
I 1 1 IlTrn
WILMINGTON kirw noir....
Schedule iw Effect Feb. 7, 1897.
No. 403.
No. 41.
Lv New York, via Ta. R.R.
" Philadelphia, '
" Baltimore,
" Wanhlngtor),
" Richmond, via A. Q. L.
EFNorfollt. via S. A. L
" Portsmouth. '
E? Weldon, via 8. a73u
Ar Hendernon, .
AVDiirham, via 8. A7L
LiV iJurnnm.
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ArCtieMer, via H. A I,....
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Klberton, '
" Athens, "
" Winder,
" Atlanta, (Central Time)
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Winder, via 8. A.L
" Elherton,
Abbeville. "
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,Ji9-.4 Rnf " The Atlanta Hpeelal , ao.
d Vestlbuled Train of Pullman 81eC,K-r,and
Coaches between WaahlnKton and Atlanta
anCneatra8bceeper" belween l'o"""outrl
Nob. 41 ani 88, "The 8. A. L. Ex prow. . sid
Train, Coacheaand Pullman 8let-pera litwicn
Portamouth and Atlanta. Company Kta jV
between Col urn bla and Atlanta. 1
Both trains make immediate connection at
Atlanta for Montgomery, Moblle.NewOrl.-ann
Texaa.Callfornla Mexico, Chattanooga. Nauhl
Vllle, Memphla, Macon, Florida.
4 KSF ,ckelM. leept"m and information, apply
to Ticket Agenta, or to ' " '
IL 8. LEA It D, Sol. Pan. AKt.v
E. 8T. JOHN, Vice-Prea. and Oen.faV, ' G
V. K McBEE, Gen. Huperlnlondpiit.
II. W. B. IX)VER, Trafflc ManaRcr.
T. J. ANDERSON. Gen. Pa. Agent.
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Leave Tarboro... w 12 .. . ..,.
Lv.Rocky Mourn 12 62 10 H5 6 4:, 12 45
Leave Wllon... 205 11 i e 20 2 12
Leave 8el ma. 2
Lv. Fayette vllle.. 4 15 1 04 ''.
Arrive Florence.. 0 65 3 15 .. ','
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Leave Goldaboro ... 7 m 8 10
,v MaK"Oll 8 1 4 l
Ar. Wilmington 9 30 5 45
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Lv. Wilmington P7 7;1 A'b 85
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Leave Wilson l 42...... 12 15 il 211 12 H
Ar.Rocky Mount 2 83 12 63 11 61 1 20
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Lv.Rocky Mount 2 83 ... 12 & ...
Arrive Weldon... 8 81) . 41
p. m j . m p. m
1 Mwnnffluuunjr, juawy except nuu
'lraln on the Scotland Neck Branch Road
leayee Weldon at 4:lu p. m., Halifax 4:B p. m.;
arrive Scotland Nec-k at6:JU p. m., Ureeu vllle
o:o7 p. in., Klnaton 7:56 p. in. Returolug,
leaves Ki naton 7:50 a ru., O reen vl I le 8:52 a. in. ;
arriving Halifax at 11:20 a. m., Weldon 11:40
dally except Sunday.
Trains ou Waaulngton Branch leave Wash
ington 8:20a. m. and 2,-oyp. m., arrive Parmela
V.10 a. in. and a: io p. m., returning lave 1'ar
ruele 10:10 a. m. and 0:30 p. m arrive Wash.
IngVon 11:40 a. ra. aud 7:20 p. iu., daily except
Train leavea Tarboro, N. C, dally, 6.30 p.m.;
arrives Plymoum at 7:40 p. in. Returning,
leave Plymouth 7:50 a. ni arrlvea Tarboro
10:(6 a. in.
Train on Midland, N. C, Branch leavea
Goldsboro dally, except Sunday, at 7:10a. m.;
arriving Smtthneld at 8:30 a. m. Returning,
leaves bujl thfleld at 9:00 a. in. ; arrl ve at OolUs
boro at 10:26 a. m.
Tralna ou Nashville Branch leaves Rooky
Mount at 4:30 p. tn.; arrives Nashville at 6:0i
p. in., Spriug Hope 6:30 p. in. Returning,
leavea Spring Hope at K;00 a. in., Nashville
8:35 a. in.; arrive at Rocky Mount at W:to s. m.
dally, except Sunday.
Train on Clinton branch leaves WarsiT f-r ,
Clinton dally, except Sunday, at 11:15 a. in.'
and 4:10 p. m. Returning, leaves Cliut-n' t ,
7:00 a. in. and 8:00 p. m. '
Train No. 78 makes close connection ai Wtl-,
don for all points North dally, all ran vis.
Richmond, also at Rocky Mount with Vir
folk and Carolina Railroad for Norfolk, !
all points North via Noriolk.
H.M. EMERSON, Geu'l Pass. Ag :
General Manager.
T. M. EMERSON, -Trafno
In Effect Hcndat, Novembek 18, lst
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1 rain connects wun Wilmington at wi den
train bound North, leaving tioldMbomat
11:85 a. m., and with Richmond and Danvllls
train West, leaving Ooldsboro at 2 P. ., uod
with Wilmington, Newbern and Norfolk at
Newbern for Wilmington and Intermediate
Train 8 connects with Richmond and Da n
vllle train, arriving at Goldsboro 8 p. ni ari
with Wilmington and Weldou train from the
North at 8:05 p. m.
No, 1 train also connects with Wilmington.
Newbern and Norfolk fof Wilmington and 1
u Mriawiiaiiv puiuu. r. i. emu,
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