' This A-rgus 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".
GOUDSBORO, -N. G., THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1892.
DAILY AND WEEKLY
Two little bovs brothers, got
hold of a self-acting pistol Wednesday
at their home in Stony Creek town
ship. At this writing one of them
is not expected to live, with a ball
shot into his temple. . .
It was a busy scene across the
way from The Argus office yester
day. Mr. I. B. Fonvielle was mov
ing his mammoth stock of groceries
into his new double 6tore, formerly
occupied by Mr. I. S. D. Sauls.
The attorneys of Mr. Willis Brog
den, charged with the murder ef the
late Fab Sasser, have waived a pre
liminary hearing, and the defend
ant will remain in custoday uutil
Superior Court for the county con
venes. We hear line reports from Hon.
C. B. Aycock's speech at Faison's
Monday night. They do say he made
tJjfPg'? hum down thtre to the tune
of unadulterated democracy and be
fore ho got through the entire crowd
were chiming in.
The Argus does not make much
fuss about itself, but it comes out
every day and has done so for
nearly eight years, and its weekly
edition goes broadcast throughout
the couutn; anl if you are not an
advertiser in ics calumns you ought
The steamship "City of Paris,"
in which Mr. Arnold Borden, of this
city, made the trip to Europe last
Summer, has just beaten all trans
Atlantic records, measuring the dis
tance from Queenstown to New York
in 5 days, 15 hours and 58 miuuteg.
Think of it I -
Jt will be a pleasure to many in
Ooldsboro to know that Miss kena
M- Hudgiua, of Greensboro female
College, and a distinguished gradu
ate of the New York Conservatory
of Music, will open a special class of
vocal and instrumental instruction
in this city at an early day.
The Democratic gtate campaign
flpened formally at Whiteville, Col
umbus county Monday, with I Jon.
$lias Oarr, candidate 'for ttpvernor,
and our own gifted and intrepid
townsman Hon. C. B. Aycock, can
didate for Elector-at-large, on deck.
It was a glorious gathering of Dem
ocrats, we are sure,
oc a j x ; '
THEftE has been a tearful fatality
within the past four weeks iu the
family of the late Lawis Langston,
the colored drayman of Messrs. II.
& M. L, Lee, of this city, who died
of fever three weeks ago Justoue
Kee)c Prior, tg his death, his father
Jjied, subsequent to hia death hi
mother died; then followed the death
of his wife's mother; yesterday his
wife died, and her father is dying
if not dead at this writing.
TUB Democratic Congressional
ficnyeutioi; for. this, the second dis
rict, whip) met yddnesday at Scot
land Neck, nominated Hon. Fred,
A. Wo'odard, of Wilgon, for Congress
aa the ninth ballot, and Mr. N. J.
House, of Kinston, was nominated
for Elector. Both theBe selections
are admirable. Both gentlemen
have clean Democratic records, are
irien of ability and of the people.
ttfhey will make a vigorous canyass
and the people will make a very se
rious mistake if they fail to give
them 4heir entire support.
At the elegant home of her
parents, Mr, and Mrs. L. H, Castex,
in this city,' Thursday evening, Miss
Julia Castex held a' card reception,
complimentary to her young lady
visiting friends, Miss Wilson, of
' Charlotte, Miss Bell, of Chattanooga,
Mis Crow, of Norfolk, Miss Bogart,
of Washington, and Miss Faison, of
Faison. The attendance of young
ladies and gentlemen was large and
thoroughly" congenial, and every
thing was informal and delightful
as it is possible to conceive. The
lawn, beautifully adorned and illu
minated with many Japanese lanterns,
was a cool and inviting rendezvous
fturing the evening, snd thg qpapious
and an?y parlors, with their profus
ion of cut flowers and artistic decora
tions, were centres of attraciijn for
conversation and music. The service
of refreshments was elaborate, and
iustipe was duly rendered in thjs re
gard when 41 1" were seated around
the festive board. It was an occasion
the pleasant recollections of which
will linger with all the participants
for a life time. -
We see occasionally a stray "Third
partyite" hunkered at some, street
corner in the. shade these warm days,
and as we pass we hear them solving
the financial situation and diagnos
ing the country's condition and
telling a handful of listeners
"just what's the matter with
Hannah." These fellows have not
found out yet that it is already all
over with their so-called "party,"
except the Democratic shouting
which will make the welkin ring
when the votes are counted in No
vember. Mark it.
The opening of the Crescent Can
ning Factory of ML Olive, under
the management of Mr, Jno. II.
Smith, will be .n important addi
tion to the rosources of that thriving
little town of our county. At pres
ent Mr. Smith will devote hi3 whole
attention to the canning of tomatoes.
This will afford a convenient aud
profitable market for the growers of
tomatoes in that locality, and by ex
tending their lines to include the
canning of apples, corn, grapes, ber
ries, etc., an important industry will
soon be in operation that will be an
object of pride to our eqterpqsjng
The death of Mrs. Betsy Eason
occurred on Sunday last at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Dr.
Monk, at Newton Grove, in Samp
son county, in the 84th year of her
age, after a lingering illnesp pa
tiently borne with christiau resigna
tion for many months, cheered by
an unfaltering trust in the Saviour's
love and the consoling assuranpe of
a glorious immortality that is the
inheritance of a christian life. The
deceased was the mother of our
esteemed townsman Maj. Julius C.
Eason, to whom the sincere sympathy
of many friends is extended in his
Argus y.eturng its, sincere
Band for a delightful serenade yes3
fertjay afternoon, This wag the
first appearance of the Band before
the public, and we know that wa
but echo the sentiments of all our
citizens when we say that it is des
tined to be an attractive fea
ture qf gur pity, an4 that we
trust ' lliey will1 recejye' 'every
needed encouragement and wjll for
many years continue to please and
entertain &U worthy people with
their gFaud harmonies, that cannot
fail to produce better thoughts, purer
impulses, and relieve the tedium of
many weary hours. Here s to the
Ooldsboro Cornet Band !
Well! well!! well!!! What
strange things we see sometimes.
Yesteruav we saw in earnest conver
sation ao old line Republican, one
who affiliated with that party, from
its odious record of the "Kirk war"
an down to the time wheTit had no
office to civa him in its power, and
one of those "fire-eating" Democrats
who used to fight at the drop of the
hat they were talking for the benefit
of a little, audience of six and they
were both sitting on the sasse gooaj
box, close up to" each otaerl'and one
said: "I "tell you if we Th,ird party
fellows don t. carry the country there
Will be a war, and J've had enough of
war. I don't want to see another war";
and the other fellows said "me too."
And yet neither of them were ever in
the war or in shooting range of the
war guns they "kept out" somehow.
The Cleveland and Parr Cam
paign Club of this city and town
ship at its last regular meeting sent
an invitation to Hon. Adlai E. Ste
venson, Democratic candidate for
Vice-President, urging him to visit
Qoldcboro and under h augpipea of
pne V-poqr u:s ' speas to tne people
of this section, Thb Argus is glad
to be able to announce that Mr.
Stevenson has signified his willing'
ness to come and has notified Hon
F. M. Simmons, State Chairman,
that he will come to North Carolina
and speak at five different places in
the Stats, as designated by Mr.' gim-
mons, unis certainly secures tor
Goldsboro and the people of our sec
tion a visit from this distinguished
gentleman, who is not only of North
Carolina parentgge, but is said to
be an able speaker and thorgugh
The death of Mrs. L. Edwards,
after a brief illness of pneumonia.
occurred at their home, corner of
Mulberry and John streets in this
citv. Saturdav afternoon. She leave:
a, devoted husband and six children
4-one a mere infant and a wide
circle of relatives and friends to
mourn her untimely demise. She
wa3 of the Hebrew faith, a loving
wife and mother, a devoted friend, a
kindly neighbor and with abound
ing charity to all. The outstretched
palm of pleading poverty never re
turned empty when extended to her.
All who knew her loved her and she
will be grievously . missed. To the
bereaved family, who sit sorrowful
and disconsolate in the shadow of
Jehova's visitation this morning,
The Argus tenders its sincerest
condolence in common with their
many friends here. The funeral
was held Sunday afternoon from the
home at 5.30 o'clock.
The handsome new pipi organ
constructed by Cole & Wcodberry of
Boston, Mass., for Si- Paul's Metho
dist churoh received the final touches
. 4 . . J. . . -
noon, ana was tested later in tnel
evening by Mr. Arthur Whitley, who,
by the way, is complete master of this
king of musical instruments. Mr.
Whitley exhibited his skill in a man
ner that delighted the special audience
of ladies and gentlemen assembled;
hi3 changes from gay to grave pas
sages, from the deepest -diapason to
the faint and etherial yJSoline showed
him at perfect eas in his position and
prove4 the wisdom p,f the committee
in selecting an ingtrument that con
tains sq many beautiful effects and
combinations. It is to be hoped that
Mr. Whitely can be secured to pre
side at the organ on Sunday, in or
der that the congregation may get
the full benefit of this magnificent
instrument's scope and power under
his skilled hand.
Ggldsbobo, N. C, Aug. 1st, '92.
The Board met in regular session, all
the members present.
A petition for a new road in Fork Town
ship, from Jones' Mill to the road near
Ebenezer church, continued to September
J. 8. rorrell aiM W- B. Talton were
granted retail uqupr license' at' Pikeville. r
t: W. U.'Brbgden" resigned as. Fence Su
perintendent. : Treasurer's report for J,ay wft3 ap-.
1$. Jordan was appointed Constable
for Grantham's township.
J, L. Bridgors, Eugene Head, Richard
Johnson and Howell Garris were elected
Cotton Weighers and the price of weighing
reduced to five cents per bale.
The following Jurors, for tifcteuber
Term, of WHyne Superior ' Court,
were drawn: 'l ' 1 " '
' -; V : F.IK8T WEEK.
S. T. Grant," Rufus Ham, George B.
Bprt, J. Jyey, p. L. SummerUa, Henry
& Elaw.T.IVBiazeU, Silas Pike, w.R.
Thompson, R M. Howell, II. T. Jonoa, J.
E. Person, Alfred Bryant, (col.), Ichabod
Grant, H. T. Ham, Henry Grady, J. B.
Smith, K C. Exum, G. E. Grantham, Si
mon Eium, (col.), J. L. Mayo. J. O.
Th mpson, J. J. Street, L. D. Hoolis, W
T. Smith, Benalah IIerng, I. F; Ormohd,
n: l. tloQK, J.JJ, Jones, Li, ti, Hatch. J.
B. Parke, J, J. Scott, E. S. Grantham,
H . Britt, T, J. Hood, 13. Ureech.
J.F. Bunn, "VT. H. Burch, n. F. Pate,
Henry Aycock, A. G. Bogue, M. C, Hales,
John H. Ijoftin, 1. S. 1). l?auls, J.
T. R. Robinson; M. Qv&j an, C,
fj an.1 C, V:
Brown, William Bailey, George Garris, C
$. Hudson, William Potts, Asa B. Herring,
Pauper orders were issued for $90.50
and accounts were paid to the amount of
I he Board then adjourned.
PlKlEVILLE, N. C, Aug. , 'Q,
Bear 4rSVg Work on Mr, W.
1 Pike 8 new store is now going on
Several of our citizens "took in
the excursion to Norfolk last week.
Mr. John E. Edmundson, who
has been in the grocery business h3re
for the past eight months, has moved
nis Btooic ot gooas to Fremont ana
will open a store at that place in a
few davs, and add dry goods to his
stock. We wish you much success,
Mr. K". J, House, of Kinston,
Democratic elector for this district,
spoke here last Friday. So also did
Messrs. 0. S. Wooten," B. F. Aycock
and Dr. W. P. Exum. There was
quite a large crowd in attendance.
Mr, and Mrs. K. ti batman, of
Wilson county, are in- town on. 8
visit to relatives.
Wa had, a beautiful shower cf
rain yesterday evening wmcn nas
made the air some cooler, and greatly
refreshed the growing crops.
J. h . 11.
ikar Argyi i The Friends' Y-early
Meeting will conyene at High Point,
N. C. the 10th of this month
Tickets will be on sale after the 6th
It is still dry and warm. Wa have
had a few light showers, but pot
enough to wet the earth, Cotton
and corn is suffering badly. The
melon orop are rather short, but wil
probably average with other crops.
It is rather warm to be ' talking
politics, bnt people will talk. M.
Under this heading a communica
tion will be found in our columns
this morning, and the injunction, as
above, with which it is indicted is
directed against The Argus.
It is evident to the most casual
reader of the article in Sunday's
Argus that our correspondent this
morniLg is "off at a tangent" in his
charge to us to "be consistent", for
in that article we used this intro
ductory language ; "The unofficial
inquest which the whole body of
citizens are constantly carrying on
ppOn their own account in regard to
t.np arlmtmsr.ratinn nf rtnhlic affairs
" . , .
municipal, State and National, when
it culminates in a common conviction
constitutes the opinion of the com
munity; and when such an opinion,
calmly arrived at, makes itself man
ifest no. .conscientious nowspaper
should fail to giye it utterance."
With this introduction Thb Angus
then proceeded to state what the
Opmityi of te coimnwnityis in regard
to the action of the Hoard of Alder
men in thft particular matter under
controversy, and our correspondent
his morning should therefore ad
dress himself to the community and
not to The Argus, who is simply
the expQnpnfc of-their views as we
understand them to be, and as we
did take particular care to in
form ourselyes thereon,We "jumped"
at no "conclusions", "firstly" Gr Sec
ondly". bvt simply stated facts. ,
It was not a '.'conclusion" that the
Board borrowed $2,00Q;-it is a fact.
t was not a " conclusion " that
it would require 1,000 to give the
Park healthful (and that is what we
want) drainage. We were told so by
a member of the Board, who. being
a member o the Ioard, it is to be
presumed that he had given the
matter careful investigation. He is,
dioreover, a mau who baa had large
experience in draining lands, being a
practical and successful farmer him
self. This opinion was sustained
by that expressed by a number of
otheis likewise con yersant with, tiie
cost of drainage ; so that the " gross
exaggeration " complained of by our
correspondent in this regard is not so
" ridiculous " after all.
As to the finaucia,! condition of
the ci'y o? the w mid-summer rule ",
these are not germain to the issue in
question, nor do they affect the prin
ciple inyolved. The borrowing of
money by the city td V tide it over
he u4drsaB:imer duUnes3 'n carrying
on the machinery of the city s gov
ernment, " so as n.ot tQ be in arrears
with the street hands and current
exoenses but to cash all bills that
may come against the city as they
are presented insteaa 01 inaKinj?
their creditors wait. &c" does not
hold water when advanced in justin
Cation of the loan of $2,000 to be
expended in " blocks of five " hund
red dollars upon the luxury of i
Park while the city is growing up
in rank weeds and redplent with, ob
noxious Qp.rg P,f decay and threaten
If it is necessary to borrow mouey
wherewith to improve the Park,
why not submit the question of
"Park bonds" to the tax payers p
the city? This is the way c.ther cit
ies da. whn building and ornament
ing parksj and if (xoklsboro would
do likewise the "opinion of the com
munity" could then be learned with
out the possibility of a doubt, and
we could issue bonds for a sufficient
sum to secuje a highly'? ornamental
city Park when finished
Yokohama, July 3Q. An at
tempt vyaa made to-day to assasin
ate Count Oknno, leader of the
Progressist party and the Viscount
Keno Tokana -cabinet, ihe plan
of the assassins were miscarried
however and they failed ' to effect
their murderous' design.
Editor Argus :
With considerable interest I read
the article in last Sunday's Abgus,
headed : " The Opinion of the Com
munity," in which is denounced the
action of the Mayor and Board of Ald
ermen because of the appropriation
of. Five Hundred Dollars for the im
provement of "Hermann Park."
The Argus in one breath deplores
tne msumciency or tne appropna
tion and calls it squandering the
money wantonly. The next minute
it wants to be recorded as public
spirited and thoroughly anxious to
beautify the Park and make it a
pleasant resort for our citizens and
longs to see the day of its ascomplish
ment. It furthermore jumps at two con
clusions, firstly, that the City has
just borrowed $2,000, hence has no
business to make an appropriation
for the Park; secondly, it claims
that it requires One Thousand Dol
lars to give, the Park even a Health
J ust where The Argus gets its in
formation from I am unable to say,
but one thing it should do, in justice
to itself and the public, and that is,
to investigate matters of its own ac
cord so it will not convey an errone
ous impression to its readers as it is
doing in this instance, for I will
give The Argus credit that it does
not willfully misrepresent the state
In the first place it is well for The
Argus and the public to know that
the - finances of the City are by no
means desperate, in fact, no worse
than they usually are at this season
of the year, and as I am reliably in
formed the City frequently had to
borrow money in the Summer for a
short time. As a rule, about mid
summer the City Treasury is short
of funds, aud to tide over the time un
til the annual Taxes are collected the
Aldermen very wisely borrowed some
money so as not to be in arrears with
their street hands and current ex
penses but ta cash all bills that may
corns against the City as thev are
presented, instead of making their
reditors wait until the annnal tax
money comes in ; this is businesslike,
and as before remarked, not initiatory
with this lioard, but nas been cus
tomary before. When the taxes will
aave been collected the Citv will
easily pay off this temporary loan
and be iu as good financial position
As tor the statement that it re
quires One Thousand Dollars to give
the Park even a healthful drainage
this is grossly exaggerated and is so
wide from the.Eaark that it becomes
It was the calculation of the Park
Committee that inside of $10Q the
Park can be thoroughly-drained for
all practical purposes. Since -then
two-thirds of that work has been
done and up to now "not over twenty-
five dollars has been expended. This
of course would not include brick
or underground drainage, such
as are found in highly ornamented
City Parks when finished. Nor
was it intended that $500 should
be sufficient to complete and orna
ment the Park in all its appoint
ments. I his sauii is, however, as
much as the Board of Aldermen
cared to appropriate this "year, and
considered that this sum, properly
expended, would make a very credit
able showing. The appropriation is
no greater than tne city can spare
and at tho same time carry on
other necessary improvements.
Furthermore, it is well to remem
ber that when the city accepted this
land for park purposes they did so
in good faith and with the intention
to improve it and make it a pleasure
resort for our citizens as early as it
could be done practicably j it was so
accepted by a former Board over two
years agos and this Board is merely
carrying out these pledges.
Iu my opinion, as also in that of
the majority ef our citizens, as far
as I can learn, this Board of Alder
men deserve credit for commencing
a work so much" needed, one that
will give our citizens healthful ex
ercise and recreation and tend to
i add greatly to the attraction of our
1 -. . ...
already pretty city.
Legislation ty the FLftyiSecond Con-
jjres Affect injjtb,e South.
The first and long session of the
Fif ty-Second Congress, ust closing
as we go to press,- has ; oeen fairly
fruitful of legislation bearing on
Southern interests, directly and in
directly.. Owipg to the fact that
the Senate and House of Repre
B3ntatives are at present controlled
by different political parties, no
partisan legislation, with the ex
ception of a budget of separate,
tariff bills, was attempted, and
none has been placed upon the
statute books. Both branches of
the National legislature, therefore
were compelled under the circum.-.
stances to content themselves with
the passage of the regular appro
priation bills for the support of the
government and only such other
legislation as seemed to be de
manded by the public interest.
The most important feature oi
the federal appropriations, which
amount to $500,000,000, aa against
$393,456,248 for the corresponding
first session of the FiftyFirst Con
gress, were the grants for the pays
ment of pensions. The amount
granted at this session for the fis
eal year that began on July 1st
was $145,737,450, and in addition
to this sum, $7,674,332 was given
on June 7tb to supply deficiencies
in the appropriations for pensions
for the last fiscal year, ending
June 30th, thus making $155,411,
683 devoted to this object alone
Touching appropriations, tho
ports and waterways of the South
have been well cared for in the
river and harbor bill, which was
passed in the House under tho lea,
dership of Hon. Newton C. Blanche
ard, of Louisiana, chairman of the
committee on rivers and harbors,
and in the Senate under the lead
ership of Hon. William P. Fryc,
of Maine, -chairman of the commit
tee on commerce. It directly ap
propriates $21,153,6i8, and author
izes contracts in addition to be ciw
tered into involving $31,700,521,
or a total 01 su2,yi4,13i earned
by the bill, as against $36,408,074:
appropriated by the river and bar"
bor act passed at the first session
of the last Congresa, the largest
hitherto known. Of this sum
North Carolina received the fol
lowing. Inland waterway, between licaufoit.
harbor and New river, $10,000.
Lockwoods Folly river, $3,000.
North East (Cape Fear) river, $5,000,
Ocracoke inlet, $15,000.
Pasquotank river, $3,000.
Capo Fear river, above "Wilmington,
Cape Fear river, at and Below "Wilming
Contentnea creek, $7,000.
Neuse river, $15,000.
New river, $5,000.
Pamlico and Tar rivers, $10,0a0,
Roanoke river, $50,000.
Trent river, $5,000.
Yadkin, river, $5,000.
Lumber river, $500O.
Fishing creek, $15,000
Black river, $10,000.
Inland water route, from Norfolk har
bor, Ya , to Albemarle sound, N. t '..
Beaufort harbor, $ 10,000.
Examinations authorized for brcakwati r
to protect the towa of Beaufort, of Poio-
hunk river and of Durham's estuary.
For Register oi' Deeds.
Mr. Editor: Not being m .accord
with the way campaigns have lnvn
conducted in "Wayne county, I feel a
delicacy in attempting to bring for
ward the name of any friend for
office in the coming contest; howev
er, as we need men manly men,
who never press their claims for po
sitions of honor, trust and profit, I
desire to place before the people at
their next county convention, for
the office of Register of Deed3 for
this county, the name of a man
whose modesty has long kept him in
the background; one who is no
office-seeker and is no stranger to
the people, but if nominated would
giye us a winning ticket that man
is Josiah S. Cox, of Grantham's
township. Mr. Cox has been a
faithful Democrat, a lover of the
Alliance principles, and would do as
much a3 any man to bring all fac
tions together to the support of an
Mr. Cox does not seek the nomi
nation, which adds greatly to his
fitness and should give him strength
with the masses. We believe in the
office seeking the man.
Grantham's, N. C, Aug. 2, 1892.
DON't forget that the Cleveland
and Carr Campaign Ciub meets in
the court house- to-night. Let
eyerybody attend. We need to get
our forces organized early in the cam
paign and the campaign is row
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