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i.-n i in r- AEGU " This A.RGUB o'er the people's rights Doth an eternal vigil keep; No soothing strain of Maia's son .Can lull its hundred eyes to sleep". VOTi. VIII. GOIiBSBORO, N. C THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1892- NO. 66 THE 4 3.7 J! ,4 1 7 1 7 LOOALi briefs. The shipments of truck from Tewbern over the A. & N. C. 11. 11. xcefed anything ever before experi enced ia the history of the road. To let some advertising space in The Argcs to some of the business men of Goldsboro who are not repre sented, in these columns. " Pity 'Us 'tis true ". AccoRDisa to the constitution ot the order, H. L. Loucks, of South Dakota, who is First Vice-President of the National Farmers' Alliance, will gucceed Col. L. L Polk as Presi dent. The Third Party meeting in this city Saturday had 54 voting attend ance by actual count. This is about the size of it in Wayne county, Good bye, third party, good bye! We do not often call local atten tion to the editorial page of The AiiGUS, but will the newly converted of our community give their atten tion to it this morning, as a special invitation. Some very fine specimens of the Pink Irish potatoes were left at our office yesterday by our esteemed young farmer friend Mr. J. D. Howell, of the S.lem section, who believes in diversified crop3 and prospers in his profession The entire brick "vails of the court house have been painted to correspond with its new metal roof, and altogether the building, when the finishing touches are put upon it, will be quite imposing aud very creditable to the county. It is a pleasure to The Argus to be able to announce that the Presby terian congregation have extended a call to th pastorate of their church to Rev. II.G. Miller, of Berkley, Ya., who on Sunday of la3t week preached such an excellent sermon here. The W. P. Fife Union Thanks giving service at St. Paul's M. E. Churah Suuday afternoon was a glo rious glad time of thronged attend ance, and from it a new and abiding influence went forth, we feel assured, to permeate th community and bless it. Some unsophisticated colored man in tampering with the ropes of the fire bell Sunday morning caused the "striker" to hit the bell just one tap; but it was sufficient to cause the ever alert Mr. Jas. Stafford, driver of the Goldsboro Hose wagon No. 1, to be hitched up and out at tha hotel corner ready for business in just one nnnuta and 3 seconds. Is conversation yesterdav with a friend from Pitt county he told us that on Thursday he was in a field of corn of 150 acres, in the Grifton section, that was shoulder high, and crops were phenomenally advanced Cotton sauares are abundaut. He also says that in this much favored section the onlv evidence of the Third Party infatuates exist. The death of Miss Lola M. Gran tham. daughter of ex-sheriff D. A, Grantham, occurred Friday night, at the home of her uncle in Gran tham's township, of consumption, af tor a long and lingering illness, in the 23d year of her age. The funeral was held at the old homestead Saturdav. where the interment was made. The young people of our city were royally entertained Friday even ing at the hospitable home of Mr, and Mrs. T. B. Hyman. There were seventy young ladies and gentlemen- in attendance. Delicious refreshments were served and a most delightful social eveuiug was spent in general conversation, music, sing ing and recitations. The North Carolina Departement of Agriculture have just prepared the crop returns from eyery county in the Stab;, and up to June st the Fospects indicate the growivg crops it nr i j ro i A . i no -I as iouows: y neat uo a-; jaia o j. 2; RyeQ9 1 2; Rice 64 1-3; Cotton 8 1-4: Corn 93 1-8; Tobacco 94. Sweet Potatoes 94 1-3; Clover 91 1-2; In creased percentage of hogs raised 69 b ruit 6o. Mb. E, Ro.7 uthal is in New York where he went io be present at the p-raduatinsr of his son Albert from the College of Civil Engineering of the Empire City. Albert graduated with such distinction, we are glad to know, that he was at once solicited to take a position with the syndicate who are constructing the great bridge across the Northeast river We congratulate you right heartily, Albert. Every church in the city was thronged with - worshippers " at all the services on Sunday as never be fore, so great an impetus has been imparted to religion in our commu nity by the recent t -nt meetings of Evangelist Fife. Ihre were numer ous accessions, also, to the churches, as foreshadov ed in Friday Argus, in our report of church preferences ex pressed on the cards returned by converts to Mr. Fife. At the residence of the bride's parents Mr. aud Mrs. Jno. L. Pate, near Dudley, on Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock, Justice W, H. Burch officiating, Mr, Gideon M. Price and Miss Lula Pate were united in the holy bond of wedlock. After the marriage a number cf the happy couple's friends and relatives were sumptuously entertained by the hospitable hosts. The Argp's joins their friends in wishing them long life and prosperity always. The remains of Mr. W. H. Jones, the well-known brickmaker of this city, who died suddenly at Rocky Mount on Thursday, where he was en gaged at work, were brought to this city Friday afternoon for inter ment in Willow Dale Cemetery. De ceased was about 70 years of age ind died from overheat while burn ing a kiln of brick, was not a. mem ber of any church, and was a wid ower, leaving two grown sons. Mr. and Mrs. Fife took their de- parture on the noon train Friday for their home in .bayetteville, via had a perfect ova depot, hundreds Wilson, They tion at tbe of our citizens, ladies and gentte- men, young ana oia, wnite ana black, turned out to bid them fare well and a hearty God bless you Many beautiful llowers were pre sented to them and eany fruits, and the regret at parting was sincere and widespread. The committee of arrangements of the Fife meeting request us to tender their especial thanks to Mr. P. Dortch, Superintendent, and through him to the Electric Light Company, for their great generosity and uniform courtesy in gratuitously lghting the spacious tent and with ample light during the course of the services. It was in deed a generous act and we are sure that it will be duly appreciated by our entire community, and by the hundreds beyond who attended the services. The Board of Directors of the Goldsboro Graded School have es tablished a class of Phvsical Culture in the school, to be instituted at the opening of the School next session, and Miss Mariana Cobb, ot this city, has been elected to the charge of it. Miss Cobb has specially prepared herself for this work by a course of study in Boston, and for the pa3t school term has had charge of a class of Physical Culture in the Oxford Female Seminary, where she met with great success and won commendation. high Old " Aunt Sucky " Etheridge, a well-known figure who frequently visited the homes of this city solicit ing carpets to weave, and who lived with a married son in tne feaulstou section of our county, is dead. Her age, from the best information ob tainable, is set down at from 105 to 109 years, and yet she retained vigor enough to weave carpets ana walk to town a distince of seven miles and home again whenever she needed to, up to within a year ago, when a steady decline set in that ended in her death Tuesday morning early, The fame of the Goldsboro Fur niture Factory is no longer confined to American soil nor is its patron age, i.ms iactory mases a patent office desk, which is said to be super lor to all others in convenient ap pointments and beauty of workman ship and finish. The factory ia now in receipt of an order from Liver pool for one of. these desks, from a noted cotton broker, who has trav eled many countries and visited leading business offices on all con tinents, and who wai attracted by one of these desks in an American cotton buyer's office, and thus came the order. We go forward. Nearly $11 the preachers, la w yers,doctors and editors in Colnm bus.O , ride bicycles. Some one has said - that the rea son fish are good for the brain - is because they go in echools. THE FIFE MEETINGS. The Glorious Work of Conversions ko on to the Tery Close, and Thousands of Hearts are Made to Rejoice. Let the Good That Has Been Accomplished in Our Midst be Nwrtnred and Cherished By Us All. It was announced in Thursday's Argus that the Fife meeting would close with the service of Thursday morning ana sucn was the inten tion; but when the glorious service, thronged by hundreds of rejoicing souls, drew to a close there was great pressure brought to bear upon Mr. iite to bold yet one more service, in the afternoon, which he graciously consented to do, so long as there was a hope of gaining peni tents and winning souls- Owing to the rain in the afternoon this service was held in the Baptist Church, which could not accommodate, even to standing room, the vast concourse of worshippers. This was a most enthusing meeting ; it was purely a thanksgiving meeting a meeting of personal expressions of thanks and praise, together with a general song service along the same line. It was in deed a gracious and a moving and a strengthening experience gra cious in the number of testimonials given in ali over the vast con gregation from conyerte; moving to see how sweet is the yoke of Christ! to the penitent sinner ; strengthen ing to see strong men stand up and pledge their lives to the service of God ip communion and fellowship one with another and all together. At this meeting, too, so gracious was the unction of the Holy Spirit, six professions of conversions were made when the invitation was extended to come, all who would.and accept Christ as their personal Saviour; and so much was in terest enthused that Mr. Fife was again importuned for yet another service last night un der the tent a grind clos ing, concluding thanksgiving ser vice, in which all might join and reioice and be glad that God had visited this community so abund antly with His - favor and touched the hearts of so many unto sorrow for their sina and acceptance of the Christian life. And so the tent was crowded last night filled, thronged, exultant. Indeed, it was the "joy of salvation" made manifest by many hearts; it was the Holy Spirit rest ing on and God dwelling with His people; it was in very truth "great multitude singing "Allelnlia', the Lord God Omnipotent reign- eth ! 1 " The scene was truly sub lime. Pen cannot portray it; lang uaee cannot describe it. It was a Pentecost inaeea: oiu yet ever new with growing grace to tie Christian heart; always abounding yet ever ready to abide with any who will receive it, giving unto all such the power and privilege of beconing the childrenof God. There were 51 conversions at this one service, and nnuureas or cnuron members who had back-slided came forward and reconsecrated themselves to the service of God in their respec tive churches. At the seryice Wednesday night there was a spontaneous free will offering taken up for Mr. Fife which reached a sum far in excess of any like offering ever before known in Goldsboro, showing how deeply tnd how substantially our people appreci ate the great work Evangelist Fife has been aole,inGod's hands, to accom push in our community. And in deed haa it been God s work nd re specter of persons; unto all the Gos pel has been preached: from the most refined and cultured even to the poor outcast of society, and ' all along the line" there have been conversions manifold ; and to the last named the good Christian elderly ladies of our city have turned with ineffable kindness and are providing for them against the necessities of the hour and the vicissitudes of the future. At the service Thursday morning Mr. Fife extended to all who would an invitation to express their senti ments in regard to the meeting then drawing to a close. The ministers of the several churches of our city spoke first, and they spoke from full hearts and in burn mg words, mellowed and softened with emotions of joy at the conver- sion and reclaiming of so many souls, , Then all over the tent many layinen s-delled the grand the uni versal chorus of commendation. Nor was that sweet singer, Mr. W. J Ramsey, Mr. Fife's choir master, who has sung his way into the hearts of all our people, forgotten nor will he ever be. He was presented with a handsome purse Thursday afternoon as a purely free will offer ing on the part of our people. Crowded for space and the late- ness of the hour prevents, us from giving a more extended notice at this time. A cursory summing shows that 502 cards were issued to con- verts up to and including Thursday nightV meeting ; of these 317 have already been returned with the fol lowing church preferences: Meth odist,;144; Baptist, 80; Presbyterian, 55 ; Episcopal, 15; undecided, 21 Quaker, 2. Mr. Fife left at noon Friday for ms Heme in t ayetteville, accompa nied by his excellent Christian wife, who has done great good by her tireless aid in the meetings here: may God bless both, as we know He ever will, abundantly. Mr. Fife opens a meeting in Rocky Mount on Thursday, June 23,which will be his last meeting until the Fall. COIi. Ii, Li. polk dead. A special telegram to The Argus Saturday at noon announces the death of Col. L. L. Polk, the Third Party leader and president of the National Farmers' Alliance, which occurred of blood-poisoning at the Garfield Hospital, in Washington, D. C Saturday morning, alter a brief illness. His death had been expected for three days, and as the news of his dangerous illness had been heralded throughout the country, tms an nounced that he has at length come down to occupy the narrow house that is the portal through which all mortals must enter into immortality will not be received with surprise, although it will be read with the deepest regreet by thousands in this State as well as throughout the United States. Col. Polk was a native, we believe, of Anson county and was probably some 52 years of age. No man in public life of this gen eration has his history before the people more thoroughly than is that of Col, L. L. Polk. It is not the proyince, therefore, of this article to do more than to make this announce ment that he ia no more. Life's fitful fever over, may he sleep well. LIST OF LETTERS, Remain ins in Post .Office at Goldsboro Wayne coonty, N- C, June 13, 'OS Miss Addie Arrington, Miss Sophia Albright. B Mr. Joe Bayan. CJ Mis3 Sue Congean, Smith fc Clark. D Denas Davis, P ll Davis, H Mr. R EL Holt. Prince TTow ard, Mrs. P. T. Harry. M D K McKinzie. pWRPrivett. R Miss Jane Rouse. S Jaa. E Smith. T Dellar Tollar, W Mies Sarah Warren, Misa Ea- dy Winfill. Tvmnn ralUntr for the above letters will please say adveitiaed and give date of list. shall be paid on all advertised letters. JOHN K. SMITK. P.M. A MAMMOTH ENTERPRISE. A Golden Opportunity for Goldsboro to Do Great Things for Herself. We publish in this issue the char ter of the North State Lumber Com pany, an organization of bankers and capitalists of the city of Balti more, together with gentlemen from Suffolk, Va., and this city, for the purpose of purchasing and develop ing the vast pine timber resources or that section or country in our state bounded by Neuse liver on the North, the Cape Fear river on the South, the W. & W. 11. R. on the East, and the Wilson and Favette- ville Short Cut Railroad on the West. This enterprise has been brought about by Mr. S. S. Hardison, of this city, formerly of Norfolk, Va., who commenced an investigation of the pine timber resources of this section of the State about two years ago. After examing thoroughly all the country from the coast up, he be came convinced that the above sec tion contained by far the largest and most continuous bodies of the fin est quality of the now famous "slash' or short-strawed pine timber in the State. Twelve months ago he started an aentlD tne oeld taking options, and ii l Liic eauie liiuc aesuuiatcu w i uu 1111x1- self Mr. Geo. L. Barton, of Suffolk, Va,, who sent an agent to assist Mr. Kardison, and within three months they had secured quite enough of the section to justify an effort to or ganize a company with ample means to buy up and control the whole situation, whereupon they invited capitalists to join them to develop the effort, and so inviting was the field that these were readily found, and about six months ago they com menced the work of taking up op tions and paying cash for the tim ber, wmle tne work ct taking op tions continued, until now the sec tion is so thoroughly purchased and controlled by the company as to ex clude any possibility on the part of others to enter the field. The company now have three agents with conveyances regularly in the lield, finishing up the purchas ing, surveying, examining ana es timating the various timber tracts and taking up options, as they ma ture, which will require three months more, when the company will own and control about 200,000 acres, virtually in one body, of the finest and largest yielding timber per acre that has ever been found and pur chased by any single company in this State, and probably in the South. The company expects to com meuce tne work ot erecting very large mills, kilns, etc , jast as soon as they can determine just where they will lay their main line of rail road. And herein lies a golden oppor tunity for Goldsboro to secure not only the mammoth mill plant of the company, but also tneir main line of railroad. But Goldsboro would need to bestir herself; because the timber territory of this company is bounded by competing railroads on eyery side, and all of them will doubtless vie with one another to secure the i unction of the line of railroad the company w:ll necessarily have to build to get their timber to mill and to market. The C. F. Y. V. will want it, and so will the R. & D.,and so will the W. & W., either for its main line at Mount Olive, or for its Wilson and Florence "Short Cut." It is to be presumed that Goldsboro has a decided advant age over any other point, because while Sunburv is mentioned in tne charter as the seat of incorporation, Goldsboro is now the home of Mr. Hardison, who is the directing smrit of the incorporation from a -r - ... ... business standpoint, and, tnereiore, here is where most of the correspond- ence will aououess oe uone. ise- sides. Goldsboro is in immediate contiguity to the vast timber hold ings of the North State Lumber Company, and with her 'already many competing railroad aayant- she could offer strong induce ments for the locating of the mill plant here, as also the securing of the line ot railroad in iact, tne one ! necessarily carries the other with" it. But asain, the territory ot timber held by this company ia largely that through which the proposed exten sion of the A. &. N. C. R. R. would run. This road must surely be ex tended, the exezencies of its sur- roundinga emphatically demand it, H this extension ia made, as it should be at once, then there will be no need of the North State Lumber Company's building a line of road at all, as the. A. & N. C. extension could serve them for hauling their logs, at reasonable cost, to their mill plant. This would give the A. & N. C. extension ready freight pat ronage at once, besides being sure to secure the mill plant for Golds boro. The time for action is at hand. Let Goldsboro take heed of the op portunity. Pikeyille Letter. Bear Argus: Mr. John B. Exam, of Saultton, was visiting in our town Tuesday, Our young townsman Mr. John F. Fort left Wednesday for Balti more, where he will soend soma weeks with friends. ' Charles, the little nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Hosen. had the misfortune to fall from a fence last Wednesday and break hia right arm just above the wrist. At this writing- the little fellow is cot- ting along yery well, we are gla I to know. There was quite a crowd of country people in town Saturday eyening, which made trade with our merchants brisk. Mr. Richard Ezzell, of Johnston county, was in town Sunday on a visit to his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ezzell. Mis3 Lizzie Parks, of Saulston, is visiting friends in this section. J Our young townsman, Mr. John T. Edgertou, will cive a Sunday School lecture here next Sunday evening at 4 o'clock. Everybody is invited to attend. J. F. II. Pikeyille, N. C. June 13, '92. Historical Societies. Historical societies exist in a ma jority of the States of the Union which have been potent influences in stimulating historical investigation and in gathering historical material. yuite three hundred volumes have issued from the historical societies of New England and the Northwest, and in order to investigate properly any subject in our history one must travel or correspond with Madison, Wis.,; Worcester, Washington, or Boston. No active historical society exists in North Carolina. Therefore, it has seemed wise to m3 an in dividual worker, to invite all those interested in historical study to meet at Morehead City, June 27th, to es tablish a historical society in .North Carolina inter-collegate in charac ter, and seeking to embrace in its membership all earnest historical workers, in or out of schools, young or old. The object of the society shall be to collect, embody and preserve, a library of books, pamphlets, maps, charts, manuscripts, papers and other material illustrative of State history: to rescue from oblivion the memory . of its early life and pioneers : to exhibit faithfully the antiquities and the past and present condition ana resources of North Carolina, and to take proper steps to promote the study of history by lectures and with legislatiye assistance, to publish and diffuse information relatiye to the history of the State. Trusting to have your counsel and your sympaty, either in person or by letter, I am, Most Respectively Yours, Edwin A. Alderman, State Normal School. Greensboro, N. C, June 14, '92. IMMENSE TUTJCK SHIPMENTS. The Biggest day tlie Railroad ever had. lias Great quantities f truck arc now leaving Newbern and the country near, Tuesday, the Atlantic and N. C. Railroad carried about thirty car loads at d the steamer Nenso took oat 41,000 packages 23,000 barrels of potatoes and 18,000 boxcB ot beans. Saturday waa a still greater shipping day. The steamer Enola took out HydoS packages and the railroad well, it had by 50 per cent the largest shipment it has ever had in one day since the trucking began. It had between 15,000 and 18.000 packages and nearly all of them were barrels of potatoes. It took four separate trains, aggregating sixty-two cars to carry them, and the cars were large ones, of 40,000 to 60,000 ponnds capacity each, which makes them equal to 120 of the cars that were in ordinary use ten years ago. Notwithtsanding the immense quantity the railroad made all connections with the en tire shipment. Newbern Journal.