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and New Job Type have bwin added to ocr Job 09 ce, and we can row do work to suit vcn tho inmt fa Uilcoa. Oil in and e mtnptai of th work we have dam? In th Ut few-days, XarAiiTrti4nif rates mfttaknowa on application. I'UUUKI'KD EVEHY THURSDAY, Tlj MARIOS BUTLER, FMitor and Proprietor. JL N O Thif wwk we give you a neatly printed pujrfT on our Y.S I'KKSS AM WITH NKW TYPE. Now -how your appreciation by giving u-- 3, "00 sulscribers. 3?uro Z3omoorAoy rxcl Vvlxlto eivixox-orrxmoy- VOL. VII. CLINTON, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1889. No. 27. CA r.ASTAN 1 JniitL TilH KDITOIfS CHAIR. HOW THINGS LOOK FR,;M OUR STAND POINT. The Opinion of The Causasian and the Opinion of others which we Can Endorse on the Various Topics of the Day. Dearly beloved, there is more rejoicing in a printing office over cnie subscriber who pays up,than over the ninety and nine who do not . WadcMboro Messenger. Collier's Once a Week is one of the bent, if not the very best, illustrated weeklies that come to our office. It is published by 1'. L Collier, New York, at $4.00 phT year. Kvcry student of the history of the war knows that it was not Picket, of Virginia, bat Petti grew of North Carolina who was entitled to the principal credit for that charge. National Tri bune. To day is the -1 2nd anniversa ry of Cen. Witifield Scott'n great victory over tho Mexicans, at the battle of Ceiro Gordo. To-morrow is the 104th anniversary of the battle of Lexington, the fiist blood idied in the great Revolu tionary struggle. Serious charges have been I referred against Seargeant-at-Arms Win. P. Canaday by Ma liono and others who own stock in the Creosote Works at Wil mington, for improper manage ment of the finances of the Company. This wili, no doubt, cause Canaday to lose his place. The Wilmington Star says: In ten days thu following white Dem ocrats have bi!on bounced and negroes substituted: (. illoway, on Wilson and Fayetteville road, Willi, on Goldsboro ancl Mori bad City rood; I.umsdnn, on (Jold-tboro and Greensboro road; Smith, on the Norfolk and Raleigh road, and lastly, d. W. Suinrell, one of the most cHicicnt clerks on the Washington and Wilmingtor route, whose exaininatiou equals that of any man's on the read. He was removed last week and a Wilson darker substituted. Now the Star does not complain when Democrats are turned out and honest, honorable, intelligent, efficient, trust worthy white men substituted from the ctl-.r party. Hut it does denounce this putting in negroes to haudle the private correspondence of the business of the country as well as f the white men and women of the land. It is a most re sponsible place, this handling of confi dential correspondence and tens of thou sands ot letters containing money. It is bad enough to have negro postal clerks, but negro post masters is simply an outrage. Harrison and Wannainaker are not prompted to do this out of love for the colored msn, but out of jealous spite toward their democratic superiors South. We were jNortu lor more man a week last February, and during that wlnle time w did pot see a single negro in the employ ment of the negro -loving(? yan kee, but on the other hand the only Deggars we saw were ne groes. One cold windy evening on Broadway, a strong able-bod ied negro man, clothed (or rath er partly clothed) in rags, and shivering with cold and hunger, approached us, begged for five cents to buy a loaf of bread, saying that he had not eaten a morsel for two days. We asked him why he did not go to work, that ho was strong and able to earn from 50 cents to a 1.00 a day. He said no one would em ploy him, that everybody pre- fered white men,thousrh foreign emigrants. Then we asked him why he came to us for help when he had just passed bun dreds of people on the streets Who lived bi tho city and who were rich und able to help him He shook hi-jhead and said that lie had asked and asked but got nothing, and that he thought f i'om our manner and appearance that we were from the South and would have pity on him We gave him a quarter and then followed him to the nearest bak erv an d taw him eat more greed ily than we had ever seen mor ta.1 eat before. Moral: The negro is not good enough to work even as servants for the yankee but they are good enough to hold fat offices over our heads. If this is not petty oyiM?, wnatisit? j:asti:ij. 0t-ra! iiiril of rpring liinf. Awake from thy liiinlxr li-i: AriM-'. and with h'andtt that are plow in? Put off the w hite parrix-ntx of s.ei: Make thywlf fair, O podri)-.! In new and resplendent array, or the toot-fttep of him w ho iiax riM'n I Miall n- heard in the dawn of day. He It here! The lon watehex are over. The trtone from the prave rolled awav. 'We hall uleep,' wtw the ttiph of the midnight; 'We chilli rine' in the xonjf of todar. ! Muriel no lonper lamenting. On pinion of tremulous flame do Honrinp to meet the beloved And Mvell the new nnx of hi fame-! Fram-eH L. Maee, HUSiNllSS SUCCESS. Indeed, no matter how economically a business may be con ducted, thereby enabling it to give customers bttter ad van' ages in the priceof its goods; or no matter how worthy a business may be of popu lar patronage, it roust seek its trade, and let Its advantages lie known and its merits be judged through the ad vertising colnmns of its local news- aper. Hut the advertiser who Inserts an advertisement to-day and then to morrow waits at the front door to see customers rusii in, will very hke- y be disappointed. Continuous pub- Icily in the best newspapers of any article of merit, will achieve the de sired result. . Jt is practical advertising that ays, and practical advertising means the employment of the best news papers to reach tho people and the constant use of them not only to at- ract trade, but to create trade when he busy season has pas od. (Jolds- boro Argus. We are convinced, frcm our experience with the newspaper business in this town, that the most profitable way for mer chants to advertise is to keep a standing advertisement with a chanre of matter and ype every month or two. This lias a treneral effect and keeps your business constantly before the .eyes of our 7,000 readers each week. But this is not sufficient, leaders and spec ial bargains, tvith the prices named, should be run in the business local column each week for an immediate effect; It is for this reason that we have es- ablished this column, knowing the advantage to both merchant and customer, to have special bargaing offered each week, which could not be done in a regular displayed advertise ment. " While to those of the world worldly Lent means a season of retirement for purposes of spriug dressmaking, and Easter the fit occasion chiefly for a new bonnet, and to others the time for a certain lily, and to yet others the time for the per formance of certain church mus ic, yet to the spirit in accord with the (spirit of the universe the coming of Easter means all that the coming of the sun does to the earth herself. It is a re creation, a new life or lease of life, a freshening of all the powers either ot the sense or of the soul. But to the devout the Easter season has a might ier message yet: it is to them like tho word of God spoken to the listening ear; for it brings not only the message of the res urrection, but tho message of tho coming of the heavenly vis itant to the heart, the full a- wakening of the heart to the hospitality of holiness, ths con sciousness, warmer and deeper and more vivid tlian at any oth er period of the round year, of God within us. . Duriug the session of the Wilmington Presbytery which was held here last week, some learned, interesting and instruc tive sermons wero preached. Tho best one which we heard was bv Rev. Mr. Mclntyre, of Fa'son subject: "Man, the Great Seeker." The diction was excellent and the illustra tions strikingly appropriate though the effect of the 3is course was slightly marred by want of enthusiasm and energy in delivery. Sometime since the Live Stock Journal, owned by a company of which Russell Harrison (the President's son) is President, published an article damaging to the reputation of Ex-Gov Crosby. The latter demanded a personal retraction. The form er refused; the latter has sued the former for 8 100,000 damages and caused a warrant to be issu ed for the arrest of Harrison, THE PRESBYTERY "vrir crri-crrwT ttt-'t m at ill OJ IIV.I JlOOl' XV A CLINTON FROM THE 10TII TO THE 14TH. Held at Clarkton Next Fall. ( 'ondensed from Kev. A. MeFadyen'w MinuteH.) Pkksij yteman Cji ukoh. Clinton, N. C, April 10, '89. The Wilmington Presbytery met at 7-30 p. m., and was con stituted with prayer. Introduc- ry Sermon, from 1st Cor 15 v., by Rev. J. O. McMullen, the re- iring moderator. The following Ministers were present: Calvin Shaw, B. F. Marable, D. D., A. M. Fadyen, G. W. McMillan. J. W. Primrose. P. II. Hoge, J. D. Stanford and Peter Mclntyre. The Ruling Elders present were as follows : J. W. Cowan, Purgaw ; J. F. Landing, Chin quepin; Warren Johnson, Clin ton ; J. P. Kellv. Cobb's Mills : I. W. Carr, Duplin Roads; Gib son S. Cam Mt. Lim; B. F. Wil- iams, Oak Plain ; J. W. Foun ain, Richlauds;. J. W. Boney, Rockfish. W. II. Sprunt, St. An drews; W. K. Cromartie, South River Chapel; and C. II. Robin son, 1st Church, Wilmington. Ruling Elder C. II. Robinson was chosen Moderator, and Rul ing Elders J. P. Kelly and W. II. Sprunt were elected tempora ry clerks. The committee on Devotional Exercises made a partial report that Presbytery meet at 9:30 a. m. to-morrow, and divine servi ces be at 8 o'clock p. m., con ducted by Rev. Peter Mclntyre. THURSDAY, APRIL llTII, 9:30 A. M. The Moderator appointed the following standing committees- On Systematic Beneficence : Warren Johnson and J. W. Cowan. On Session; 1 Records : Committee No. 1. J. W. Prim rose and J. W. Ci.rr. Committee No. 2. P. Mcln tyre and W. K. Cromartie. Committee No. 3. G. W. Mc Mullen and G. S. Carr. On Pastorial Support : C. Shaw and J. F. Landing. On time and place of next meeting : B. F. Marable, D D., and J. P. Kellv . Dr. B. F. Marable read a let ter from the Synod's Commis- . -v 1 TY sion on tne urpnans iiome. Messrs. J. W. -Primrose, J. C. McMillan and Warren Johnson were appointed a committee to report the sense of the Presby tery. Rev. W. McC. Miller, of Vir- gmia, was received as a meraDer of the Presbytery and assigned as Evangelist to a mission in Wilmington. Committee on Devotional Ex ercises reported as follows : Th at the Presbytery take rv cef-s to-day at lz m. tatter to day at 11a. m.) for preaching, meet again at 2 p. m., each day, and adjourn at 4 p. m. Preaching to night by Rev. J. D. Stanford. Friday, preaching at 11 a. m. by Rev J. W. Primrose. Friday, preaching at 8 p. m. by Rev. Peter Mclntyre. Saturday, preaching at 11 a m. by Rev. P. II. Hoge. Saturday, preaching at 8 p. m. by Rev. G. W. McMillan. . Sunday, preaching at 11 a. m. by Rev. J. C, McMullen, follow ed by communion, conducted bf Revs. A. McFayden and J. C. vJcMullen. Sabbath School mass meeting at 4 p. m., addressed by Revs. W. McC. Miller, A. Mc Fadgen and J. O. McMullen. Preaching at Baptist Church at 11 a. m. by Rev. Colin Sbaar. Report adopted. Mr. Lawrence Billiard was ac cepted as a procer candidate for the gospel ministry and arrange ments made to assist him to persue his studies for the pres ent year. Rev. K. McDonald and Elder W. B.' Whitehead, who had been delayed, entered the Presbytery. The reports of John McLau rin, Treasurer, and Rev. Colin Shaw, Agent of Publication, and Dr. B. F. Marable, Agent of Ed ucation were read and approved. Rev. C. P. Jetotne, of the M. E. Church South, was invited to sit as a visiting member. At this point Ruling Elders R. Kor negay I. R. Falson, H. W. Bas well and 11. J. Fennell appeared in Presbytery and gave satisfac tory reasons for tardiness. On motion. Presbytery resol ved to bold an adjourned meet ing in 1st Church of Wilming tonat 12 m. on Thursday before the 3rd Sabbath in May to li cense (If the way be clear) Mr. Neal Anderson. A communication was receiv ed asking for the organization of a Presbyterial Church at Out law's Bridge, in Duplin county, and at Bladenboro, in Bladen county. FRIDAY, APRIL, 12, 9 O'CLOCK A.M. I We failed to get the minutes of Friday's and Saturday's pro ceedings, hence our report is not so full. Ed. The most of the time Friday mas taken up in discussing re ports of committees on Church work. Friday afterroon a lively dis cussion was participated in by different membors on an over turn as to the right .of a session, as such, to nominate officers of a church, which -was decided in the affirmative. On Friday night tbe subject of Foreign Missions was dis cussed. SATURDAY, APRIL 13TII. On Saturday Rev. G. W. Mc Millan and Presiding Elder C. II. Robinson were chosen Com missioners to the Genejal As sembly, with Rev. J. C. McMul len and Ruling Elder .1. D. Cur- rie, of Bladen county, alternates. Rev. A. Mc Fadyen was elect ed Trustee of Davidson College in place of Rev. J. W. Primvo?, resigned. Clarkton was chosen as the place foi the next regular meet ing and the time the 4th of Oc tober a ll a. m. The body adjourned at 11 a. id. Friday and a majority of the delegates left in the afternoon. The meeting was very harmoni ous and business like, and most of the reports were very grati fying. STRAY BITS OF LIFE, As Pictured by the Press. Holies -Hollo, Jack ! What kind of a bargain did you make with Bessie's father to-daj? Jack Got the refusal of her during the old man's life-time, blame it all ! Harvard Lam poon. A young divine tells a story of a groom who, after the mar riage ceremony, slipped a two dolla? bill into his hand, mur muring, apologetically, "I'll do better next time." Harper's Magazine. Miss Ketchon "Did you knock at me noor wnen you came in to-night, George ?" Mr. Tum blety "Yes, Amy; Why do you ask?" Miss Ketchon (shyly) "I thought perhaps you had come Sun. in with a ring." N. Y. one "lJon't you tnink . you had better get a shine ? Your shoes are very dingv." He "Why, they don't need it; they are patent leather." She '-The patent must have expired; you had better get it renewed." London Tid Bits. OBSERVING RULES OF ETIQUETTE, "Will you send up a card?' said the girl to a Buffalo Bil cowboy who called to see some friend in NeF York "Will I send np a card, did you say ?" he inquired as he reached into his over-coat pock et. "Yes, sir' , "Is that the fashion here?" "i es, sir. at least its custom ary." , - w en, oi course, ir jts cus to ma ry why I'll have to regu late myself according. - Which style is considered the mbs g enteel hearts,diamonds, clubs or spades? -here's the whole dec k, jest take yer choice." Merchant Traveler. IX INVINCIBLE PARTY. HOW CAN WL MAKE IT SO ? BY PERM AN EST DEMO CRATIC SOCIETIES f HAT WILL APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC MIND BE TWEEN CAMPAIGNS. The Jeffersonian Touchstone. The Democrats in Pennsylva nia have organized a system of permanent Democratic societies, which propose to work for th pwty between campaigns, as well as during the heat of th,e contest. We have been of the opinion, ever since we have been old enough to observe the man agement of political campaigns," that some organized method of steady and constant work by the members of our party during the intervals between our peri odical contests would be m uch more effective than the spas modic efforts we make through temporary clubs, ratification meetings and parades just before an election. Our newspapers also, just before an election, rage and storm, produce startling facts and figures, about the im positions of a high war tariff, and the reckless squandering of money for pensions, jobs, etc. All this is very proper, for the cause is sufficient to justify such a course, but we damage the cause of our party by dropping all such discussions just after an election, bv saying comparative ly nothing to the people about hem till the next. Such in justices and inequalities as the Democratic party condemn should be constantly discussed and continually kept before the people until by the silent but all powerful ballot, a political revolu tion is effected. We know of no better means of effecting this than by the Pennsylvania idea of permanent Democratic societies. The idea is not new, for it was through the agency of similar organizations that Jef- erson, the great founder of the party, swept the country in 1800. To explain more fully the idea and plan of the societies, we give you below an extract from an explanation given toa. World reporter by ex-Gov. Black, who is President of the Pennsylvania societies. He says : 'The Democratic societies of the last century were connected only by the ties of fraternal correspondence. We think we have improved upon hat. In our plan, now in very suc cessful operation, each primary soci ety is a member of the btate society, represented by deputies in lis annual general assembly, a body choosing all officers ana possessing ail legisla tive authority. ..The entire system h managed in cordial co-operation with the regular organization of the Democratic party. It will not make platforms or nominees, but vigorous- v support both as tney are made by the ordinary conventions of the par ty. It will, however appeal to the public miud and invoke public opin ion in the intervals Detween cam paigns as well as during campaigns. It will, like the Democratic society of Jefferson's time, discuss, agitate and arouse the people to the perils of their situation. It will promote the study of fundamental principals and disseminate them, througn these neighborhood parliaments, where every citizen may be hoard as freely, and, if he has that to say which just ly commands public opinion, with as much influence and power as if he were speaking in the Legislature or in Congress. It will print it ; it will sow the country vith documents ; it will educate a swarm of speakers and writers on the true principles of republican government; it will edu cate the people to teach themselves their rights and their duties; it will array the Democratic party in har mo nous union upon the creed of their forefuthers and place it in solid column upon that 'road which,' in the language of Mr. Jefferson, 'alone leads to peace, liberty and safety Then the Democratic party will be irresistible ana invincible simply be-: cause it ought to te. "Looking at this brief form for the organization of a primary Deni ocratic society Gov. Black here held up the form in question , you will observe that each individual meio. ber signs a single pledge, namely, 'to preserve, defend and advance the essential principles of free govern ment as formulated by Thomas Jef ferson and illustrated by the history of the Democratic party.- If you can imagine a system of Den. ocratic societies throughout the American Union, embracing the intelligence ana activity oi the Democratic rar- ty, every individual member having signed this declaration, you can im agine the Democratic party in a state of absolute harmony upon any and every question. Every proposition of whatever kind would be instant ly brought to the decisive test of the Jeffersonian touchstone. The wri ting of that matchless sage would lie ofen ujon the dok of every lVmo cratic faith. That which agreed wiih the scriptures would le received ami that which disagreed would be re-ji-cted a the device of the evil one. There i no other standard of author ity to w hich all Democrat accede no other which can be invoked a be yond dispute. Hut we are all JenVr sonians. We all utiKcrihe to the prirciples of the 'author of the De claration of Independence ami the founder of the Democratic party.' Thu far all Democrat go together. We may, for instance, differ about minor details of tariff legislation, liut every man of us, big or littl. learned or unlearned, holds With Mr. Jefferson that government under our republican constitution cannot, and must r.ot, levy tributaupoa one cla of citizens solely for the aggrandize ment of another class, and that the many shall not be mado the slaves of the few by a cunning system of taxation which transfers the hurd earnings of tho former to the over flowing coffers of the latter. Up to and upon that line, at least, we all stand together Gov. Hill and G ro ver Cleveland, David A. Wells aud Arthus P. Go! man, Henry George and William II. Barnum. Let us, in the spirit of Jefferson, fight that fight and wiu it for our country and Its plain people, and we can postpone differences until we reach a question upon which the authority is not clear and our duty js not plain." These focieties are no longer confinned to Pennsylvania, but are spreading to other States. One was organized in Raleigh a week or two since, of which Gov. Fowle is a member ; and in less than two years we hope to see branches of the same organ ization reach every ham?et in this State and every other State of the Union to preach the cru sides of Pure Democracy and White Supremacy. With such a system properly managed, we would surelv ride into power in the congressional elections of 1890 and the Presi dential election of 1892. Let us start the ball in this section by organizing one in Clinton! Till: ALLIAXCK AXI THIS CHAltLOTTH CHUOXICLIL Recently a sub-Alliance in this county, The Chronicle learns, passed a resolution to boycott this paper. In passing, that sub-Alliance is assured that had it sent thoso resolutions to The Chronicle,lhey would have been published. At the meeting of the County Alliance last Satur day, April 6th, at Huntersville, the matter of boycotting The bronicle, was discussed; and with that wisdom and justice which has always characterized he intelligent men of the Al iance.it was decided that it would be unwise, imprudent, and unjust, to attempt a boycott on The Chronicle. The County Alliance held that this is a free country, and a wan may take, or decline to subscribe for, what ever paper he sees fit; but that he County Alliance would not undertake to decide this ques tion in regard to any particular paper.--cnariotte Chronicle. EFFECTIVE PKKACII IXG. An eminent minister while delivering a lecture to some theological students on oratory, said: 'Young gentlemen don't stand before a looking glass and make gestures. Pump yourself brimfull of your subject till you can't hold another drop, and hen knock out the bung and et nature caper." That's it. When a man is full of his sub ject then he will be iffective. Enthusiasm moves men. Burn ing z'eal wakes up men. A hot iron, though it be blunt, will burn its way. The old Metho dist preachers were effective men, because theT were men full of living religion. IIe::ce Dr. Chalmers remarked: "Meth odisism is Christianity in ern est." Wm. Wirt said that elo quence was found in one word "Sympathy." Spiritual pa thos effesls a congregation to tears. There is too much i f this dry thunder preaching noise without power. Raleigh Christian Advocate. History will not forget that it was Mr. Cleveland who first dar ed faced the encroachments of wealth-intrenched monopoly; that it was he who set himself to plead the cause of an over taxed and wronged common peo ple against the pretensions of the privileged class, and boldly to propose the breaking down or class privilege; mat it was he who first fitly characterized the "communism of the rich." and set on foot a movement of reform whose course will not be stayed until the law slall cease to be an agency for the oppres sion and robbery of all the peo pie in the interest of a favored few. New York Commercia1 Advertiser. A slight of hand performance rejecting a suitor. Burlington Free Press. OUR FARMERS' COLUMN. SOMETHING INTERESTING TO THOSE WHO TILL THE SOIL. ftgrSo many agricultural pa pew are published and articles written by men, who have little or no practical exnerienee aa farmers, that information and suggestions through such medi ums have fallen into disrepute, and doss but little good. In view of this fact, we wish to get the views and tested plans ot practical farmers fortMi column each week. So farmers, send in an accouut of your success in any branch of Agriculture, for the benefit of the fraternity; Bggiig fr Cttua. "The farmers are nt oat of tho woods yet, bat they can we tho light through the pine tree." This was said a few days since by Mr. Frank, of Columbus, Mississippi. Who is Mr. Frank? He is one of the five members of the Acme Manufacturing company that made a small quantity (about 400,000 yards) of bagging from pine straw last summer. The other four mem berj of this company aro Mr. A. E. Thornton, of Atlanta, Ga. ; Melsrs. Wm. Gilchrist, YTin. Lat imer and G. II. Smith, of Wil mington, N. C. They have just built a large new factory at Cronly, N. C, at a cost of $200, 000 that will turn out 2,000,000 yard of bagging for this year's crop and they contemplate build iiii f,ir other factories of the same size at Charleston, S. C; Savannah, Ga.; Mobile, Ala.; and Meridan, Mis?., respective ly. These five ini'ls will turn out 10,000,000 yards of bagging, but this amount will supply only ly about one-fifth of the crop so if this experiment proves successful this yeat they pro pose to erect fifteen more facto ries next year. Then these twenty factories would turn out 0,000,000 yards, which would be eumcient to bring the jute bagging men to terms or drive them from the field entirely. Mr. Frank says that thin pine straw bagging can be made for 7 J cents per yard, which is as cheap as jute can be sold to a profit, that while jute has on one or two occasions sold for a if tie less on account of compe ition, yet in such cases the ma nufacturers lost money. Mr, rank was asked what he would do if the jute men were to put their bagging down to six cents per yard to drive his company out of the market. He said that they would simply ftop manufacturing the pine straw as long as the jute men would avor the farmers with it at that price, and commence making again as soon as they raised the price. So it begins to look as if our farmers will have cheap bagging at any lato; or, as Mr. Yank says, wo can ' begin to OCU J lfa in ijuivw u nils later? But why not u.ce the inferior grade of cotton for making ba ring? The State Alliance of Georgia lias resolved to use r.o other. Mr. John Robinson, Commis sioner oi Agriculture, tells the Chronicle that the farmers are buying less commercial fertili zer this year than usual. He thinks that this is a good sign Mr. Robinson was out last week organizing Farmers' Institutes and is seeking in other ways to make the Department useful to them. A farmer ought not to be N. ashamed of his occupation.-C- Farmer. The permanent sit for the the animal encampment of the State Guard Jus fin illy been se lected. The Wilmington Star says : "The places from which the selec tion of a site was to be made were each visited by the Governor and party and a final choice was made of the site on Summer Rest, adjoin ing the premises of Capt. Jos. Price the plot having a frontage of 1,650 feet and a depth of 2,800 feet, ami formerly the property of Mr. Wm Larkins and Mr. II. M. Bowden The price of the land wa $3,00, of which the two gentlemen named do nate! 5G00, and the balance, f2,100 was raised by subscription." whit cTimnr Arras are sat nu rUtt AttMrtt Ii frU. On Saturday, April 6th, In tbe hi gh wind which prevailed In th eection, a tree blew down in Cart hag as Mr. E. Wadde!l,weii known here, tu paa.injt, kill log ahors and disabling & mule in the wimu team, and injuring Mr. Waddell considerably. It was a narrow escape for him, and we hope n serlmw results to him will be conquent Jonesboro Leader. Tfc riVlic Prinrr. A Btafi correspondent of tho Petersburg Index-Appeal write-) to that paper from Washington as follows : "I am told that it in altogether probablo that Nich ols, of NDrth Carolina, will to appointed Public Printer. Ilia competitors from Tennessee and Illinois have withdrawn in hta favor." This will be good newt to not a few of the faithful hereabout who are on the rag ged edge of expectancy. Am Nichols' fortunes go so go their. ' We had observed that Nichols chief opponent, Meredith, the Illinois man, had leen Klated for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Tho appoint ment is expected to bo made along toward.; May 1st. News and Observer, i Will i:r Finished ly Jaaaarr, 1S9U. President Gray Informs the Messenger reporter that he luw already purchased the rails for laying the entire line of the C F. & Y. V. railroad between Wilmington and Fajetteville, and that according to tho terms of tho contract $100,000 has been paid down on them. He furthermore gives out the grati fying information that track laying will be commenced at WMtoington about the middle of May, and that as soon as the b idgeis finished at Fayette vllle (in August) track-laying will al so begin at that time. He says the entire road will be built, equipped and in operation by January first, 1890. Wilming ton Messenger. The Kajf ttfvlllf f rlrbratiti. VV centennial celebration Ii in contemplation to be held at Fayetteville next November In honor of the one hundreth ad versary of tho ratification of the Federal Constitution by tho State of North Carolina. This important act was connumated at Fayetteville in November, 1789, by a State Convention held for that purpose. A similar convention had assembled at Iillsboro in July 1788, which had refused to ratify the pro posed constitution by a very de cisive vote, 184 to 84. Thitt large majority against ratification seemi especially strange when t is remembered that the lead- ng members of that convention were strongly In favor of ratifi cationsuch men as TSamuel Dhnston, James Iredell, Wm. I, Davis, Rlch'S Dobbs SpaUht and others of the most eminent statesmen of the Revolutionary era. We hope lhat the proposed celebration will be held, and if held we are assured, from the well known public spirit aud hospitality of the good old town of Fayetteville, that It will bo a grand succes.-. Pi ttsboro Re cord. Newsy Note aleot Kalrigfa. There are preparation for a arge industrial issue of the State Chronicle. That cxcel- ent paper always makes a puc- crss of its enterp;ises. The Governor lias made all his arrangements fo. his trip to Avo3a, as well a- for that to Netv Yo k. Ho will go hence to Will annton and thence by special fteaniT to Avoca. He will einain ths e Tuesday and Wednesday o n.'xt week und will return ha e Tii ir-d.i.y. Hi will look after file a I nutters Fi iday and leivc for St w York Saturday afternoon via Greens boro. In a nmble ye.Verdiy in the Northern put of the city, nine teen neat ottage in course of construction, wero counted. Tho average cost oi theso IsaUnit?!, Cliin It Id V.a mn.r..UA . wood is so much used here in house building. It may lead to a great disaster by fire some of - these days. After a ca eful view of ths farms of Raleigh township, your correspond znt is witling to com pare them with any in the state enil tr-Tion tnAtnlA enma Itart in WM U I . MM W .... the cattle show next week they should put In a day looking at these farms. It will pay them to do so. It will be an object lesson. Tomorrow arrangements will be made f r the cattle show. Mid May will be about theJime as usual, The hor.se show will be a feature. It was first intro duced last year and proved very successful indeed. Raleigh cor. ti'j-i i - r iv uuiingiou .aiesseuger.