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This is known as Holy Week, the
last of the lenten season, leading up
to the glad feast of Easter Sunday.
Our truck farmers hereabouts
bear their heavy losses by the recent
frost like philosophers and are" cheer
ful withal.
Dr. Kirby Smith and Mr. F. L.
Dortch, who have been spending
several week? in South Florida, haye
returned to th? city.
There are several marriages' on
the tapis for the next ten days, in
which some of Goldsboro's young
people will participate as principals.
Rev. J. P. rut., will deliver an
address before the Missionary Soci
ety, at Salem church, on the fourth
Sunday in April at 3 o'clock, p. m.
Everybody is invited to attend.
Mr. W. T. Dortch returned from
Raleigh yesterday where he was at
tending the meeting of the Odd
Fallows' Orphanage committee for
the election of a Superintendent ana
A colored man named Noah
Hall, while muchly intoxicated,
missed his footing on entering a bar
room on Walnut street Monday and
fell to ihe sidewalk, striking his
head with such force on the brick
pavement as to render him uncon
scious. He was hauled home on a
The meetings at the Baptist
church are continued this week with
"increasing interest. A dep concern
was manifested in the great congre
gation that assembled on Sunday
night, and there were several profes
sions of conversion. Services each
day at 4 and 8 p. m., to which all
.are cordially invited.
The Hebrew feast of the Passover
began Monday evening at sunset
and will continue for seven days,
during which time leaven is forbid
den in every household. The insti
tution of the Passover is a matter of
history and too familiar to need nar
ration. Services will be held in the
Synagogue iu th:s city during the
continuance of the feast, at stated
The Goldsboro Rifles, at the re
quest of tha Ladies' Memorial Asso
ciation, have selected from their
ranks Mr. Jos. E. Robinson, editor
of The Argus, to be the orator at
the Memorial exercises on the com
ing Tenth of May. The compliment
the high honor, is inexpressibly
appreciated, and it is needless to add
ths.t he will do his best to meet the
tequirements of the occasion.
Ox Sunday Mr. Arnold Borden
met with quite an extensive loss to
one of his fine strawberry fields on
the northern approach to the city
along the line of the W. & W. R. R.
His plants are yet covered with pine
etraw, and a spjirk from a passing
locomotive set fire to the Etraw, and
about two acres of the field was
burned before the fire could be put
out, entailing an entire loss of the
plants in " the burned district ".
Mr. Jesse T. Hollowell and family,
of this county, left Friday for
High Point, where they will make
their home. Mr. Hollowell was one
of our best citizens, an industrious
farmer and land owner and an ad
mirable Christian gentleman. We
regret exceedingly to part with him.
He and his excellent family take
with them to their new home the
abiding good wishes of many friends
in this community.
It affords The Argus great pleas
ure to announce that the committee
have elected Dr. William Cobb Whit
field, of Seven Springs, Superintend
ent of the new Odd Fellows' Orphan
age of this city. The selection is an
admirable one, as Dr. Whitfield, as
a physician and business man and
kindly gentleman, is highly fitted
for the duties of the responsible
trust. His wife, toe, who has been
elected Matron, is a most excellent
From the Newbern Journal of
yesterday we learn that great havoc
was wrought to the truck crops of
that vicinity by the cold snap of
Saturday and Sunday nights that
did so much damage to truck herea
bouts, says the Journal : " Nearly
all the beans, cantelonpes, cucum-
1 bers, squashes and water melons are
killed. So are the potatoes. Of
course, the latter will come again
but, ala3, there will not be the great
yield of n.ne tubers that were ex
There will be the usual Easter
egg hunt, given by the ladies of the
Episcopal congregation in the church
yard of St. Stephen's on Saturday
afternoon of this week, at 4 o'clock.
The cold wind of Saturday nght
and the frost of Sunday night have
greatly damaged the crops of peas,
beans, Irish potatoes and strawberries
in this vicinity, and throughout the
entire trucking belt of East Caro
lina, as far as we can hear from.
Just how excessive the damage is
cannot as yet be definitely ascertained.
There . was great demand for seed
beans on this market yesterday, with
which to replant the damaged crop
by some who were desirous of " try
ing it again", but the surplus of
seed brought over from the recent
planting season was very small and
was soon exhausted, so the demands
for seed in this line could not be
The Republican convention of
this Congressional district met at
Littleton yesterday, composed most
ly of negroes, and renominated the
present representative Cheatham, a
negro, by acclamation. So goes it.
Wherever the negro' is in
the ascendency ' in the Repub
lican party he alwajs sees to it
that no white iuan gets the prefer
ment. The consequence is that the
white men ot decent pretensions in
the g. o. p. hereabouts are mighty
sore and are protesting, as evidenced
by their address published in these
columns several days ago. Does it
not apparently become the more in
cumbent upon Democrats to stand
together for white supremacy?
The incorporation of "The Golds
boro Land and Improvement Com
pany" marks an important epoch in
our city's history and augurs great
things for the community. The in
corporators are Dr. M. E. Robinson
and Messrs. Henry Weil and F. K.
Borden. The well known means
and public spirit of these gentlemen
give earnest at once that-they will
not be slow in pushing their enter
prise and widening ever its scale of
operation. This corporation now
own the Gregory House, which they
purpose to at once fix up on an ex
tensive plan and give to it all the
attractions, conveniences and com
forts of a strictly first-class hotel.
Long life and abounding prosperity
to "The Goldsboro Land and Im
provement Company."
A murderous and entirely un
proved assault was made upon Mr.
Stephen L. Lynch, of Greene county,
by a white man named Gray Speight,
in this city yesterday afternoon,
which, fortunately did not result se-
ously. Mr. Lynch was standing in Mr.
Jiid. L. .hidmundson s store when
Speight made a sudden turn on him
and dealt him a fearful blow on the
head with a full beer bottle, shat
tering the bottle into r an hun
dred pieces. No words' passed
between them and they had
not spoken for months, in conse
quence of a law suit. Mr. Lynch
wore a slouch hat, which protected
his head from the cutting glass and
muffled the blow, which otherwise
would doubtless have carried instant
death along with it. Speight fled
rapidly, but en route came up with
officer Head and gave himself up.
bpeight was requested to give bail
for his appearance at court, which
he did.
The Raleigh Neios and Observer
of yesterday, in speaking of the re
cent death of Mr. George B. Everitt,
a native of this county, Bays : "We
regret to hear of the death of Hon.
George B. Everitt who was formerly
well known in North Carolina, and
who has just died at Beatrice, Ne
braska. Mr. Everitt was a gentle
man of fine address and bearing, and
a native, we think, of Wayne county.
About tne time be became of ace
circumstances led him to join the
.republican State organization. He
ran for the State Senate about 1879
and gaye prominence in his canvass
to the point that J udges and
members of the Legislature should
not use free passes. He was success
ful and his service in the Senate
brought him into still greater prom
inence. We think he was a Repub
lican presidential elector and he had
a lively contest with Collector
Wheeler over the collectorship of
the Western district. Afterwards
President Garfield appointed him as
Land Agent at Mitchell,' Dakota,
and whsn Cleveland came in Mr.
Everitt practiced law at , Beatrice,
Nebraska, where he made his resi
dence. Mr. Everitt was about thirty-
six years of age."
The Anniversary Exercises of tlic
Young Men's Christian Association
Last Sunday Night.
The Presbyterian church was
crowded last Sunday night with peo
ple who were there to wituess the
Third Anniversary Exercises of the
local Young Men's Christian Asso
The programme
lioinn clinrrrj I
after eight o'clock when president
T. R. Robinson stepped to the front
of the pulpit and announced the
opening hymn, "All Hail the Power
of Jesus' Name." Rev. S. H. Isler
read the 13th chapter of 1st Corinth
ians, and Rev. B. R. Hall led in
prayer. The congregation sang
"Joy to the Wcrld," which waa fol
lowed by a short speech by Presi
dent Robinson on the topic: "Our
Association," in which he showed
the object of the anniyersary, thanked
our people for their support the past
year and presented the Association
to their attention for the ensuing
Treasurer M. J. Best here pre
sented his report, showing how the
eleven hundred dollars which our
people contributed during the year
had been spent, and this was followed
by the annual report of the General
Secretary, which presented such in
teresting facts as the Association
rooms were used during the year b
10,016 persons, a daily average of
32; a men's religious meeting held
each Sunday, attended by 30 men; 3
young men won for Christ, etc.
The next number on the pro
gramme was hymn 416, "The Crown
ing Day," which was sung with en
thusiasm. President Paul Stanley here read
a short report on the Junior Depart
ment, and was followed by Assistant
State Secretary, W. R. Gales, in the
Annual Addrtss. Mr. Gales spoke
very interestingly of the various
phases of Association work, outlining
a short history of the Y. M. C. A.,
detailing its methods of work, its
wonderful progress, etc. He wp-s
listened tawith much attention.
At the conclusion of the address
pledges were asked for for this year's
work and the responses netted $300.
This years budget calls for $1,300.
The balance will be raised by a per
sonal canvass.
The exercises were concluded by
the "Doxology," and the Benediction
pronounced by Rev. B. R. Hall.
That fine stock raising, which has
always been a hobby of The Argus,
would succeed in this section when
intelligently engaged in, was made
manifest to our citizens yesterday
when Mr. T. B. Parker droye through
our streets six fine cows, two Jerseya
and four Holsteins, that he values
at $1,000. He has a herd of thirty
in all of these two breeds, besides a
numbei of other other species. He
has one Jersey alone from which he
makes Hi lbs of butter weekly.
Mr. Parker's farm is situated just
beyond the river, in Fork township,
and besides stock raising for mar
ket, in the way of milk, butter and
beef, he engages in diversified farm
ing with profit and an increment of
home comforts.
It would pay other farmers in
Wayne, and adjoining counties, to
pattern after Mr. Parker, which, if
they did, we would not have cause
for, nor hear so much complaint of
hard times. Try it.
Miss Martha Driver, of Norfolk,
who has many admiiing friends in
this city, is visiting Miss Loulie
Capt, T. H. Bain, commander of
The Goldsboro Rifles and Clerk of
the city, is off to Norfolk and Rich
mond on a business trip.
Messrs. Asher and Jos. Edwards
have returned from the North,
where they have been on an extended
trip making purchases of Spring
goods. v
Dr. and Mrs. I. W. Fai3on and
family, of Mt. Olive, passed through
the city yesterday en route for Char
lotte where they will make their
home for the future, the Doctor en
gaging in the practise of his profes
sion there. They take with them
the best wishes of their many friends
I'iltevi lie Letter.
9 Pikeville, April 11, 1892.
Dear Argus : Messrs. .John T
Edgerton and P. A. Pearson have
opened a racket store here.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bryan, of
Grantham's township, were visiting
relatives in this section Saturday.
Mr. Charley Albritton, of Greene
countv, was in town Sunday on a
visit to his brother Mr. W. B. Al
Mr. J. D. Eatruan, of Wilson
county, paid us a very pheasant visit
Sunday. He was looking well and
we were glad to see bin:. Come again
Our Sunday school is gradually
i.rproving. Our young townsman
Mr. John T. Edgerton gave the
school an off hand lecture Sunday
which we hear complimented on
every hand.
Mrs. II. R. Iliggias, of Kinston,
is visiting relatives in this section.
J. F. IT.
More Russian Relief.
Thetwore'ief ships, the Indiana
and Missouri, haying reached their
destinction and forwarded their car
goes to the famine-stricken districts
of Russia, the interest in the relief
business on this side of the water
now centres upon the next two ves
sels soon to be dispatched on simi
lar errands aud one of which, the
Conemaugb, will sail from Philadel
phia probably before the close of the
present week.
As has already been stated the
cargo of the Conemaugh is only
awaiting the arrival of the vessel,
which is expected on Wednesday,
and will be loaded at Girard Point.
It will not carry quite as much flour
as ihe Indiana, but will carry seventy-five
tons of rice for use among
the sick, and other miscellaneous ar
ticles quite a3 needful as flour for
the sustenance of the famine-stricken
sufferers. In addition to the Cone
maugh auother ship chartered by
the lied Qross Society will sail from
New York shortly, carrying two
kundred carloads of grain and bread
stus supphod from Iowa and other
Western sources, the balance of the
cargo to be raised by subscription in
Washington and eisewh?re. Both
the Conemaugh and the second ship
to clear from New York will proceed
to Riga instead of Libau, the first
named port being nearer the famine
The generosity of the American
people in thus sending four ship
loads, aggregating 100,000 barrels, of
flour within the short space of six
weeks to tha needy of a nation bound
to us by no ties of blood or language
is certainly unprecedented. It is not
a thing to be boasted of, for true
charity is not boastful, but it is an
evidence that our own people, at
least, are learning the old biblical
truth that humanity is of one blood,
and that Christianity is best exhibit
ed by deeds of practical charity.
From feeding the hungry of all na
tions to living in peace with all la
tions is but a short step; iu fact,
those who engage in acts of pratical
charity of this kind cau have no
This is getting to be 'the land of
the midnight son,' said pater
familias as Johnnie came in from
a neighboring cobweb party at the
stroke of twelve. Lowell Courier.
Noddy there goes Waltman,
kiting along like a deer; I wonder
if he is training for a run? Oddie
No; on the contrary, he is running
for a train. Boston Courier.
It isn't alwavs the struggle far
daily bread that mnke3 people feel
the race with proverty. it is very
often the strusrsrle for terrapin and
quail on toast. Washington Star.
She It is always the unnrar
lied man who knows all about wo.
men. He Yes, I have noticed
that the man who knows all about
women does not marry. Indian
apolis Journal.
"So the Marquis gave you those
flower?" "Yes, and oh, Maud, he
actually said life without me meant
nothing." "Yes, deai; everybody
says you ate his last chance."
Life's Calendar,
One might as well try to stem the rapid
of Niagara, as to expert perfect health
while a Scrofulous taint exists in the blood
Through its alterative and purifying pro
perties, Ayer's Sarsaparilla removes every
vestige of Scrofulous poison from the
Doings of 'the Week at t he City Hall.
(By Our Special Akqus Reporter.)
It is only once in a while that the
audience at Judge Holiowelrs court
is small, as no admittance fee is
charged, although it costs like every
thing to get out, sometimes. The
Judge was on time ; he carefully
scanned tne audience :
" Great Scott !" he murmured,
"what has got into the people? Last
week not a single case was reported,
and now, on Monday morning, the
station house is full to overflowing
and the passage has been pressed into
service. , This thing has got to stop.
I recognize some old, familiar faces
'Angel Alley,' 'Parker Row,' 'Res
taurant Avenue, and 'Starvation
Lane' have sent up their full quota
or delegates. Call the first case,
Mr. Clerk, I am going to make
things hum to-day."
Officer Swaringen motioned a cul
prit to approach the tribunal.
"xouare charged, remarked His
Honor, (as he handed down a Bible
to be used in place of the old Web
ster that had been in use for many
years), "with having a little excite
ment down near the Gregory Hotel,
being drunk and trying to imitate a
cow boy in the way of pistol prac
tice. I hat s all very well, if you
were in a bomb proof, but it won't
do in this town. What have vou
to say f Be quick about it, for the
performance will be long and varied
" well, Judge, I ain't got much
to say about the occasion, and I ask
the mercy of the court. I war kinder
full and I come nigh killing myself:
see how I burnt my hat, the ball
come so close to my head ".
"That will do. I understand.
Trying to commit suicide. $3 and
cost for being such a poor marks
man ".
He forked over the cash and
quietly departed.
" You are charged with imbibing
cheap whiskey until you thought
you owned the whole of East Centre
street. What have you to say ? Come,
now, I want no fooling, business i3
good to-day and you have been one
of my best customers, but life is too
short to give much time to you".
' Well, Judge, man wa3 borne ofj
wonran, ana ne is lull or trouble.
( T. Pate, in distant cell, when he
ain't full of whiskey. ) I was
manceuvering along near the decep
tion room when I seed chummy, dar,
coming out ".
" Hold on a minute ", said his
Honor, " you say ' deception room ',
what do you mean ?"
" Why, de place ronn dare where
dey keep trunks, trucks, oil barrels
and niggers "-.
" I see, you mean the railroad
" In course I do, Judge, deception
room ". -
"I do not fully understand you
" Why, Judge, you know de place
is run by two fust-class railroads
and a half. When a stranger knows
this fact he expects a nice place, but
when he enters dat place he finds
dat he have got into a mighty nasty
hole worsen de Old Eastern, or de
market house lofi; dat's deception,
ain't it? Catch on, now. Judge?""
"Oh yts, I see".
"You may be a little unsteady on
your legs, but you are a mighty level
headed nigger. You can go."
"Thank'ee, boss; you's got a
mighty level head, too, if it is a little
short of hair on top," And he left
with a smile .in his face that will
long be remembered by the court.
Seyeral other cases were disposed
of and His Honor gracefully compli
mented the Police on the faithful
manner in which they had dis
charged their duty of late; the
Clerk figured up the fines for the
week, which amounted to $94,00;
the spectators departed, and all waa
still for court was over.
A "rattling good fellow" is often
one who shakes dice. -Philadelphia
A drowning man will grasp at a
etraw. So will a thirty one. Wash;
ington Star.
The way of the transgressor is
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hard; but he dosen t realize it until
he hau had a fall on it. Life.
Jagson 6ays the reason that
woman talks so nnch is because
she . suffers .in silence. Ilni
Read all the advertisements of spring
medicines, and then take Ayer' S&rsapa-
Resolutions of The Rifles in accepting
At the recent business meeting of
The Goldsboro Rifles the resignation
of Capt W. T. Dortch, who has b?en
its popular Commander for a year
and was unanimously re-elected for
a second term, was laid before the
company as follows:
To the Officers and Members op the
Goldsboro Rifles:
Gentlemen : Circumstances force me
to tender my resignation as a member of
the State Guard, to the proper authorities,
and it is -well for you to consider the elec
tion of my successor. I take this course
with deep and sincere reerret. I have
always held that when a member of your
organization cannot abide by the rules and
regulations of the Company it was
incumbent upon him to sever his connec
tions therewith. My residence bevond
your city limits, and the great inconveni
ence of attending your meetings, leaves
me no cnoice but the course hereby
My thanks are due to each and everv
member of your Company for the honor
that you have twice conferred upon me in
selecting me as vour Cantain. and for the
uniferm courtesy that you have extended
to me.
The Company, and the members indi
vidually, have my sincere best wishes for a
nngnt ana prosperous future.
Very truly,
W. T. Dortch,
Capt. Com. Co. D., 1st R'g't N. C. S. G
The committee annointed for the
purpose specified below submitted
the following, which was unani
mously adopted :
TheGoldsboroRiflps rprvivpn with
the resignation of their late commander
Capt. W. T. Dortch, which, through the
manifest force of the reasons hp. nm-ps fnr
the step, we are constrained to accept.
A nis company recognizes mat Captain
Dortch in all capacities of a soldier,whether
as a Trivatft in thp Tfl.nlra rr a an r-Pftnar
has ever prove! himself an efficient and'
.l ? i
puuuc-spinieu memDer, ana a courteous
and congenial comrade.
Resolved. That h
this preamble and resolution be spread
upon i,ne minutes oi mis company, ano
that a CODV be sent to tha citv nanprs fnr
Resolved, That a copy of this preamble
and resolution be sent to Capt. "W. T.
D.rtch. Respectfully submitted,
J. H. Hill, Jr.,
W. T. Harrison,
Jos. E. Robinson.
Democratic Slate Kxecuiive " Com
The session of the committee in
this city yesterday was largely at
tended, the proceedings harmonious,
and the most excellent feeling pre
vailed. The only action taken by
the committe was the adoption of
the following resolution:
"That the Democratic Executive
Committee for this State hereby en
dorses and appraves the letter of
Ed. Chambers Smith, chairman of
this committee, to Mr. J. C. Elling
ton, dated March 20, 1892, as set
ting forth the proper and true test
as to who shall be entitled to par
ticipate in the township meetings
and conventions of the Democratic
party of North Carolina.
"And we heartily commend the
manly utterances of that letter to
the Democracy of this State."
That part of the letter which the
resolution was passed to emphasizi
most reads as follows:
"The requisite that a citizen mast
vote f cr the candidate he has been
instrumental in naming is no new
one, and is essential to the preserva
tion of the integrity of the party.
I should say therefore that only
those who are Democrats and intend
to support the Democratic nominees
cau have a voice in naming delegates
to the various Democratic conven
tions." This is nothing more than old
time Democratic doctrine, and is
meant to preserve the honor, and
thereby the integrity of the
Democratic party. It prescribes
no new tests, but simply asserts
that those who do not intend
to vote for the nominees of Demo
cratic conventions will not be qual
ified to participate as delegates in
such conventions. No one who
wants to be politically honest should
object to such a precaution. It has
always been taken and should be,
Raleigh Chronicle.
Buckingham's Dye for the Whiskers
doea its work thoroughly, coloring a uni
form brown or black, which, when dry,
will neither rub, wash off, nor Boil linen.

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