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Can lull its hundred eyes to sleep.' VOL. VIII. GOLDSBORO, N. C THURSDAY, MAY .5, 1892- NO. 01. ' This Argus o'er the people's rights Doth an eternal vigil keep ; LOOAIi BRIEFS. Strawberries are plentiful now on this market and northern ship ments are in vogue daily. Everybody goes fishing these days and the like of "luck" was never befoie known in these parts. The business of our city so far th"i3 Spring has been most satisfac tory in all branches of commerce, and giyes promise of continued pros perity.,. The gin house of Mr. J. W. Bunn, in the Nahnnta section of this county, was destroyed by fire on Saturday night, which he attributes to an incendiary. The matter will be duly investigated. The "'Varsity boys" will sing here, in the Messenger Opera House, on Thursday evening of this week. They are reputed as making fine music. They should be greeted by a large audience and a hearty wel come. 1ts of our citizens took advan tage of the fine weather yesterday to go fishing in fact, it was a regular tield day, and "luck" was in favor of many of them. But Mr. Arnold Borden, who was the last to go, came back with the largest string of fish. The residence of our progressive townsman Mr. W. H. Huggins, on William street, near the Graded School, is in the hands of a force of workmen, who are remodeling and enlarging it according to plans that when completed will make it one of the handsomest in the city. The newest thing in town is the delivery wagon of Messrs. Bizzell Bros. & Co., the grocers, which they have placed in service upon our streets for the accommodation of their city customers. It is an evi dence that they are progressive, and that they have consideration for the convenience of their customers. We present to our readers this morning an article from the Raleigh Chronicle on the Gubernatorial question, which we fully endorse. It is timely; it ig true, it is just None other than Governor Holt should be nominated by the Democratic State Convention. He deserves it : and all party precedent entitles him to it. - The electric alarm bell, that is being displayed in this city by Mr. D. W. Wilson, is still the "growing wonder" and challenges any expert to find a flaw in its marvelous work ings, Mr. Wilson is selling county rights only, and selling them rap idly, too. lie will not remain in the city longer than this week, as he has disposed of nearly all the territory in this section of the Stite, and has but a few counties left. The inhabitants and especially his mercantile confreres of West Centre street were startled yesterday afternoon at seeing Mr. L. D. Gid dens, the elder, riding leisurely along from his dinner on "L. D., Jr's." bicycle just as if he had been used to that sort of thing all his life. The question that is now agitating the minds of the denizens of that section of West Centre, is, "when did L. D., Sr., learn to ride?" It i3 now quite certain that the renowned "Drummer Evangelist," Mr. W. P. Fife, will hold a series of meetinga here about the latter week in May. He is well known in Golds boro, and certainly, if" he comes here, will he draw hundreds to his 1 meetings and win many souls from ways of sin to lives of righteousness. The Argds sincerely hopes that the movement, which now is being can vassed to get him here, will result successfully. When the Hotel Gregory shall be opened anew all remodeled, refur nished and altogether delightful and delectable it will be under the name of "Hotel Kennon", after Mr. F. K. Borden's interesting little son Ken non. No expense is being spared in the work of rehabilitating this fine piece of property, and when its doors Ehall again be thrown open to the public, no hotel in the South, either in appointments or service, will sur pass "The Kennon"r A fire alarm Bhoitly after ninj o'clock Tuesday evening startled our citizens and sent them hurrying from every direction towards the scene of illumination, which was found to he the barn and stables of Mr. L. D. Giddens, on his premises, on William street, and for awhile the conflagration looked threatening for his handsome residence, imd others in thatvicinily -. bnt the fire brigades were promptly ou the scene and soon the flames were under control, and were extinguished before any serious damage wa3 done. It i3 not known how the building took fire; but it is supposed that rats and matches must have caused the conflagration. All the Democratic candidates for Aldermen of this city were elect ed Monday by handsome majorities, notwithstanding the fact that there wes spirited opposition in the First and Fifth wards, which had Repub lican candidates in the field. It was a quiet election and everything went off smoothly. This means that May or IlolloweU and the present excel lent city administration will be re tained for another year, as it should be. Well done. Let ns go forward. The English sparrow one of the greatest of pests au4 a most destruc tive horde, is in its glory now in this city, and every effort should be ex erted to curtail its increase. The nests, wherever found, should be summarily destroyed. There is no calculating the destruction these birds work to all manner of garden stuff and grain crops during the course of the year, hence their .ex tinction should be constantly waged. It behooves the city authorities - to take hold of this matter. That the political manoeuvres of the Third Party men, and the ex treme St. Louis platform advocaters, means serious things for the white people of Eastern North Carolina can be somewhat foreshadowed by the published fact that the negroes of Halifax county, who have num erously joined the Farmers' Alliance and affiliated with that organization in its councils heretofore,are leaving the order en masse. The Weldon Ketvs in publishing this fact says: "This is very good evidence that the negroes have no idea of leaving the Republican party and going into the Third party. They are afraid Al liance affiliations will be brought to bear on them to leave the Republican party." It behooves Democrats to make no compromises- Let intelli gence guide them and patriotism sustain them, and the battle is to the strong. Our good and congenial brother Henry Blount, of the Wilson Mirror, must have penned these lines, which are so appropriate these beautiful May days that we give them publi cation for the delectation of our readers: "Love God and your neigh bors while the flowers burst open, scattering their beauty and fragrance and while the birds make music. Let your heart come under the con tagious germ of Spring time, and bud and blossom with renewing and refreshing joyonsnes?. Get up and see the morning sun rise. Go fishing. Go to the forests for a walk. Go out and spend "a day at the farm where your father taught j'ou to drop the potatoes in the hill eye-side up. Go anywhere where the hand of God is rejuvenating the earth, and let enthusiasm warm up and aerate the creaking, hardened valves of your heart." PEUSONAI, MENTION- mrs. Lr. w J. Jones, wno nasi been attending a course of lectures in New York for several months, is at home again to the great pleasure of her wide circle of friends here. Mr. P. M. Pearsall, of Jones coun ty, who is endorsed by his county for the nomination - for Attorney General, was in the city yesterday, en route for Clinton Superior Court. Mr. L. M. Michaux and bride, .nee Miss Loulie Miller, arrived in the city yesterday evening from their northern tour, and will make their home here at Mr. and "Mrs. F. A. Daniels. Their hosts of friends are glad to welcome them home. Dr W. H. II. Cobb, State Medi cal Examiner for theRoyal Arcanum, and Messrs. J. II. Hill and Chas. Dewey left yesterday for Salisbury, N. C, where they go as delegates from the council of this city to the session of the State Grand Council. Til AT CALi . What the Progressive Farmer, the Official Ore an of the State Alliance, Thinks of It. "Hello! Mr. Editor!" - R "Hello! Col. Bilkins." B "Say, 1 want to know what Bro, Swinson is going to do at Goldsboro? I see that he has called a political meeting all by himself." R "You will have to ask Bro. Swinson. Progressive Farmer. HERE IS THE IiATEtT. Mr. Perry Cox's Denial, after Many Days and Numerous Substantiating Statements to Many Citizens. The Argus received another visit from Mr. Perry Cox yesterday, who handed us the following for publica tion: A Correction. Ed. Akgcs: You published in The Argus, of 22d April, that I went up to Raleigh the 17th of April, where I, Presi dent Butler, Polk, Vorth, and other lights, held a conference, which is absolutely false. I don't see how you could have had it straight, when I never i atimated any ihing of the kind to yoa, or any one else. I was in Raleigh at the time spoken of, and also saw and had a few words with Mr. Butler at the depot, but as to the con ference you speak of, I know nothing of it. Also I never made any such statement as contained in said article. Very respectfully, J. P. Cox. May 2nd, 1892. The editor of The Argus got its report of Mr. Cox's visit to Raleigh and the conference there from a re iable gentleman of Mr. Cox's neigh borhood to whom he talked after Lis return from Raleigh, and we had no reason to doubt it. We did not even know Mr. Cox at the time. There fore as to the question of falsity he must settle that with our informant, whom he knows welL Evidenth some of the interested parties have been getting after Mr. Perry Cox with a sharp stick since his alleged Raleigh interyiew ap peared in theso columns and the contradictory card of Messrs. Worth, Barnes and Dunn, and since his visit to Goldsboro last week, on which oc casion he visited The Argus office, and the notice of that visit, which appeared in these columns the next day, was written in his presence and was not only read to him but was also sanctioned by him before it was given o the printers- and he re marked to' us yesterday, " that he had written Mr. Worth a pretty warm letter on the subject." It is plain that Mr. Perry Cox is getting "rattled." He has talked too much, and has gotten things into such a "Cousin Sally Dillard" con dition that we shall have to require him to get Ha end of the line "straight" with the "brethren" before he can proceed farther. In the first place Mr. Cox says he saw and talked with Mr. Butler in Raleigh that iD the face of the fol ing: A Correction." Editor Argus : You published what purported to be an interview with Presi dent Butler on Sunday, April 17, by one Perry Cox of Wayne county. We, the undersigned, knowing the facts, beg leave to say that President Butler did not see Mr. Cox in Raleigh, and that the latter had no interview with him. Fur ther, we wish to state that we have never heard President Butler express himself as Mr. Cox reports him, nor do we believe that any one else has. Respectfully, W. H. Worth, State Bus. Agent. W. S. Barnes, Sec. Treas. S. F. All. J. J. Dunn, Sec. Wake Co. AIL la addition to the above statement of Messrs. Worth, Barnes and Dunn, Mr. Butler has stated to friends in this city, subsequent to the Swinson call, that he does not know Mr. Perry Cox and that he did not see him in Raleigh. Again, Mr. Cox says in his card, he held no conference in Raleigh, and that he " never intimated any thing of the kind to any one."' The many reputable people to whom Mr. Cox has-talked since his return from Raleigh, know how this "intima tion" statement is. Is there not a very strong intima Hon of Mr. Butler's purposes in the following call of Mr. Abbott L. Swinson's: MASS MEETING!. COURT HOUSj; ! The citizens of Wayne County, who are earnestly and truly in favor of the 6f. Louis demands, and are willing to stand by them as the Peoples Party platform in point of principle, and who as Alliance men and TRUE REFORMERS would evidence in good faith, a repudiation of any tarcial, illusive or force movement looking to the securing of those reforms, rather than by a bold, open, manly fight beiorethe world as American citizens, are invited to come to the front and meet in he COURT HOUSE, in GOLDSBORO, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 13, .'92, AT 10 A. "M., and we will organize for this County a Peoples Party, promising in advance, that no Butler be allowed to wine or dine us in perversion of our purpose and principles. Every person who favors the formation oi a Peoples Party upon the St, Louis plat form, and willing to stand by principle, rather than policy and intrigue in obtain ing, and repudiates the idea of capturing ANY OTHER PARTY MACHINE as a means to gain their ends, are invited to come The question of color or previous political affiliations are waived in this fight fv rural and urban labor upon the merit of principle. ABBOTT L. SWINSON. Goldsboro, N. C, April 19th, 1892. How about that "wining and din ning" clause, Mr. Cox? Is not that an intimation? And how about that "idea of cap turing any other Party Machine"? Is not that an intimation, Mr. Cox? And how about your carrying the original manuscript of that call for a "mass meeting" to the. printers for publication after your return from Raleigh? Is not that an intimation, Mr. Cox? Mr. Cox, do you think the people are foo!s? We have some more intimations, Mr. Cox, but we don't care to crowd 'em on you too thick. Just explain these, for the present, and that will take up about all' the space we can allow yon at a time. And, Perry, Oh! Perry; Come here: How about that graphic description you gave of the relative positions of "President Butler, Polk, Worth and other lights" in that office that Sun day afternoon in Raleigh, and where you abided "until the church bells sounded for meeting"? What were you doing in there, Perry? playing dummy? If so, why didn't yen continue to play dummy when you came home? Say, Perry, how about that "warm letter" you wrote Mr. Worth? Now, Perry, we want you to take these questions seriatim and answer them all . And then we will ask you some more. TOWNSHIP PRIMARIES. The following are the delegates from the townships named to the Democratic County Convention in this city next Saturday : . Fremont. E. G. Pippin, Jas.Dick erson, M. T. Johnson, B. F. Aycock, J. F. Davis, H, Callahan. ML Olive. W. D. Price, B. A. Griswold, Jno. H. Lof tin Jno. W. Martin, G. D, Parker, R. E. Lee, W. G. Davis. White Hall.Wm. Holmes, Floyd Walker, Wm, Price, Tim Grady. Indian Springs. Jno. II. Ed wards, J. G. Summerlin, S. D. Holmes, J. M. Rich. Great Swamp. Green Copeland, B. L. Peacock, Jas. Floars, Barnes Aycock. B, V. Hooks. Pikeville. W. H. Ham, H. C. Sherard, W. B. Lancaster, J. E. Per son, T. L. Vail, Henry Pelt, J. W. Thompson, W. B. Albritton. Dudley. J. P. O'Berry, Wiley Thompson. Providence. W. H. Ginnet, R. A. Fork.W. H. Brogden, N. H. Gurley, J. W.Rose, Joel Rhodes, George Worley, B. V. Smith, BaPard Hastings.' Grantham's. W, ,H. Burch, W. B. Hood, Jr., Erastus Godwin, G. K. Grantham, Sr., H. B. Keen, J. R. Hood, J A. Stevens, David Brock, T. I. Sutton, D. C. Hood, Benjamin Williams. New Hope.'VL. W. Moye, Thos. Sutton, N. D. Southerland, W. D. Herring, J. M. Wood, Alex. Casey, Wm. Daniels, J. P. Whitley, Alex. Grady, J. W. Daly, T. W. Uzzell. Sauls' X Roads. Z. B. Davis, J. J. Jones, J. B. Overman, J. V. Min shew, Ij. A. Mayo, S. T. Edmo ndson When the blood is impure or impover ished, boils, pimples, headaches, neuralgia, rheumatism, and various other diseases are developed. Take Ayer's Sarsaparilla. It purifies, invigorates, and vitalizes the blood, and restores vigorous health. OUST RECEIVED A fine lot o Chemise sets which will be sold cheap Call and examine. C Kern & Co. Mimicipa Officials, The meeting of the Board of Al dermen Monday night was largely at tended by our citizens who were de sirous of knowing what was what. After the regular monthly busi ness of the Board was disposed, the newly elected Board, which is com posed of all the old members, with the exception of Henry Williams, colored, was sworn in, and the fol lowing caucus nominees were an nounced and duly elected for the ensuing year: Mayor, A. B. IlolloweU; Clerk, T. H. Bain ; Tax Collector, J. W. Gulick; Treas urer, J. H.Hill, Jr.; Chief Police, J. li. Hurst ; 1st Assistant, J. F. Denning ; 2nd Assistant T. M. Head ; 3rd Assistant, E. B. Herring ; Street Commissioner, A. B. Freeman ; Cemetery Keeper, B. C. Fields; Wagon Driver, W.. J. Carter ; Assistant Wagon Driver, Lon Pearsall ; Street Hands, Levi Combs, Geo. Hinson. It will be seen that the only changes made are in Policeman No. 3 Mr. E. B, Herring, in place of Mr. J. M. Swarengin, who made an excellent officer; and Mr. J. W. Gu lick for city tax collector vice Mr. W. A. Denmark, AVhile Mr, Gnlick is a most es timable gentleman, a decrepid Con federate soldier, anil in every way worthy of the preferment that the Board has seen fit to bestow upou him; yet The Argus cannot but ex press its regret at the loss to the city of so painstaking, energetic, ef ficient and correct an officer as Mr. Denmark. He has filled the office for two successive term?, and has in no instance failed of his duty. His re-election would have given entire j satisfaction. i Pikcville Uetter. Pikeville, N. C. May 2, 1892. Dear Argus: It is rather early yet to suggest candidates for the var ious county offices, but as "Demo crat" of Saulston . has started the ball let us keep it in motion. It has been some time since any of our county officials have been chosen from Pikeville township. It istrue our present county Trea surer resides in Pikeville township, but he bad not been in the township but a short while previous to - his election. There is no fault to be found of our present Register of Deeds, but it is well enough to have rotation in office, therefore it is with pleasure that we present to the Democratic citizens of Wavne county the name of Mr. W. L. Pike, of Pikeville for Reguter of Deeds. Mr. Pike, is a Democrat first, last and all the time and is sound in Democratic principles. Morality, honesty and iutegrity are his guiding stars. He is a young man of a yig erous intellect and is eminently qualified for the position. He is af fable, modest and retiring, and a gentleman in every .sense of the word. If elected would fill the posi tion with honor and credit to him self and with satisfaction to his con stituents. Let us nominate and rally to his support. J. F. H. Universitj Items. Dear Arqus: The coucert which the University Glee Club will give in Goldsboro on May 5th, should bo well patronized. -The boys sing the most popular college songs of the day aud render them in an excellent manner. It has been said by some who are capable of judging that they sing as well as the Glee Clubs of the Northern colleges. Concerts have been giyen in Winston, Dur ham, Greensboro and Raleigh, aud at fach place they were successful. The last of the series of Univer sity sermons for this year was preach ed last night in the chapel by Dr. McManaway, of Charlotte. His text was frjrn Psalms cxix-105, and he spoke ef the usefulness of the Bible to mankind, and especially to stu dents. The University boys are not at all blue about the failure to play Wake Forest in a game of base ball last Saturday. The captain of the Wake Forest club saw the game between the University and Oak Ridge team3, in which the former was yietorious, and he knew that his club would be beaten; so the Wake Forest students hired a professional pitcher to play with them in order to win. Of course the University would not agree to any such thing, and Wake Forest would not play without the profes sional, which resulted in no game. This is as good as a victory for the University. M. Chapel Hill, N. 0., May 2, 1892. Ayer's Sarsaparilla vitalizes andpurifies the blood. If you feel languid you ned it. A Thriving North Carolina Town. Little more than a year ago North Wilkesboro, N. C, was unborn, and its site a beautiful, rolling upland farm. Now it i3 a smart town of about 400 people, with numerous brick stores, a bank, an excellent weekly newspaper, graded sheets, side walks and assured prosperous future. North Wilkesboro, with her great commercial advantages, is un doubtedly destined to become the largest and most prosperous town in all Northwestern North Carolina. Numerous residences, a large acade my, bridge across Yadkin river, foundry, sash and blind factory now being built. Don't miss an oppor tunity to make money, but go to the big auction sale of town lets at North Wilkesboro, May 11th, 1892. Re duced rates on all railroads from 9th to 14th May inclusive. Terms of sale, one third spot cash and balance in one and two years with 6 per cent, interest. Col. W. O. Beckenbough, of Baltimore, Md., auctioneer. tf. GARTEN TKR-CHLORIPK OF GOLD 4 rstrs'j'Tjrjr.rS-xrs'j: Sure, Safe and Speedy Gure. FOR ABNORMAL APPETITES FOR Liquor, Opium and Tobacco. I SAFE AND SPEEDY CURE o For abnormal and uncontrolable appe tites for alcoholic stimulants,opiumand tobacco. After submitting the treat ment to the severest tests, and made under as many varied conditions as possible, it has proven entirely satis factory, and is pronounced by those competent to judge to be the safest and most agreeable treatment in use. VERY DEPARTURE FROM o old beaten paths meets with serious, i stubborn opposition. Jenner found violent enemies to vaccination. Harvey nearly lost his life by discovering and announcing the circulation of blood. So the " Gold Cure " for the Liquor, Opium and Tobacco habit, is being seriously combatted ; but it has science on its side, and has accomplished re sults that are incontrovertible, and thousands of those whom its treatment has enfranchised from the thraldom of Liquor, Opium and Tobacco, bear tes timony daily to their restoration to health, strength, normal appetites and effective will power. F THERE IS ANYTHING IN o medicines as antidotes for diseases and that there is, science has long since es- ' tablished and nature substantiated then why should this particular anti dote for the liquor, opium and tobacco habit be combatted at all : and this, too, in the .face of its most wonderful ac complishments of desired results. HAVE GIVEN THE TER o Chloride of Gold treatment careful study and I am now prepared to ad minister it to any who may be desirous of having recourse to its saving merits. I MUST TREAT ALL PA o tients personally, and to this end I must have them under my immediate supervision. 5tFor terms and particulars I can be written to or consulted at my office in this city. RESPECTFULLY, M.E. ROBINSON, M.D. Just Received! o Shantung ' Pongees. A NEW FABRIC IN COTTON WASH GOODS. PRETTIER THAN SILKS. CALL AND SEE THEM. H. Weil & Bros.