The State Chronicle,
JOSKPHI'S i NIKI.S,
KA LEIGH, N. 0.
. FEB. 17, 18.
CALL l OIl A DEMOCRATIC STATE
Haleigh, N. C, Feb. 10, 15SS.
There will be a meeting of the Demo
cratic State Executive Committee in this
citv. at 12 M. on Thursday, the 23d day of
February, 1S8S, for the purpose of fixing
the time and place for holding the State
Convention, and transacting such other
bushier as may come before it.
K. II. Battle, Chm'n.
K. C. Beckwith, Sec'y.
DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVEN
TION. The Chronicle is in favor of an early
Convention say early in June. It will
require time to e licet a thorough organi
zation, and, if we are to succeed, we must
have time to effect an organization before
the canvass opens.
Organization is indispensable to victory.
It cannot be secured in two or three
mouths it will take from May to Novem
ber to have matters as they should be.
The earlier we have the Convention the
easier it will be to harmonize conflicting
interests, and the more time will we have
to send out political information to the
people. Every day until the candidates
are nominated there will be work by the
opposing candidates and their friends for
the nomination. Of course, more or less
feeling is produced by the contest, and, if
time is given for a long discussion of the
merits and demerits of the candidates for
the nomination, there is danger of perma
nent evil being done the party.
Until the Convention, little work will
be done for the party because the chief
interest will centre in the nominations.
When the nominations are made, the
clashinz of Democrat against Democrat
tvill be ended, and all the firing will be at
t he common enemy. The sooner we begin
that steady tiring, the better.
Therefore, gentlemen of the State Exec
utive Committee, the Chronicle says:
1. Give us an early Convention.
2. Give us a thorough and complete or
. Give us an earnest and aggressive
Given these three requisites, and a
strong ticket, the result in November
will be a great and glorious victory.
MR. BLAINE DECLINES TO HE
Mr. James G. Blaine has written another
letter. It is dated Florence, Italy. Janu
ary th, and is addressed to Mr. B. F.
Jones. Chm'n. of the National Rep. Ex.
Com. lie begins by requesting Mr. Jones
to say to the members of the Republican
party that his name will not be presented
to the National Convention called to nom
inate a candidate for President. He ex
presses his gratitude for the adherence of
his friends and their personal attachment
through his varying fortunes. He reviews
the contest of 1884, and says that he
overcame a big Democratic majority. He
contrasts the situation of 181 with 18S6,
and points out, from his stand point, how
the Republicans will win. He dwells upon
the tact that the President has declared
himself upon the tariff question, and says
that Democrats can no longer wage a cam
paign of evaion, concealment and de
nial. The President has made the tariff
the issue, says Mr. Blaine, and upon that
the forces of the opposing parties will be
joined. He professes to be gratified that
the Democrats will fight a Low Tariff cam
paign, and goes on to say that his visit to
Europe, and a "closer observation of the
condition of life among the older nations
gives one a more intense desire that the
American people shall make no mistake in
choosing a policy." He closes with the
expression of the hope that the adminis
tration of government will be restored
J to the Republican party.
From some oversight, or other cause,
thy'e is no post-script to this letter, send
5g " kindest regards to Mrs. Fisher," nor
Golden- there the famous conclusion of the
r letters : " N. B. Burn this let-
Our. Perhaps he got enough of P. S.'s
M?- - s n tno last campaign. Those
"hink that the letter was not written
Qajjfofaith, but as a bid for votes, are
on that the " Burn this letter '
Cape Cod C;
Per in luvisioie iiik, aim mai,
- ;t 1 1 .1 . 1 .
&b'e time, Blaine adherents will
ropjr chemicals and bring it
.'f-r It a-.Mi d ra a rdfrn
Blaine u. . nnX"onipoit well with the
sharp practices whTSv have formed a large
part of his life work.
The letter has been nore talked
about more than any politreJ occur
rence for months. The question vv.ejy-
where is, "Does he really mean it?''
The fact that this is the question upper
most in every man's mind, is the best evi
dence that Mr. Blaine is totally lacking in
a hold upon the confidence of the people.
They are always expecting some brilliant
execution some trick to advance Blaine
and even in so strong and able a letter
as this, writing upon so important and se
rious a subject, they think him possible
of deception and untruth. Many believe
that the letter was written merely to gain
respite from the criticism of the press up
on his record before the nominating con
vention, and to give himself a boom. It
is beyond all question the letter of a master-writer,
and is as strong, from his
standpoint, as it could be made. It
breathes beauty, strength, and is calcu
lated to inspire hope into the hearts of de
sponding Republicans. But for all that,
the people don't know what he means, and
whether he is telling the truth or lying,
they cannot make up their minds. This
doubt in the people's minds proves, more
than any expression could do, the fact that
Mr. Blaine is regarded as a brilliant and
The Blair Bill passed the Senate Wed
nesday, without amendment, by a vote of
39 to 29. Senators Ransom and Vance
both voted for the bill. It will now go to
the House. The impression in Washing
ton (and the editor of the Chronicle
talked with a number of prominent Con
gressmen about it) is that it will not be
reported from the committee, and will ex
pire there, as it did in the last Congress.
WHITHER ARE WE DRIFTING?
The Knights of Labor, in the State As
sembly, Declared lor a Repeal of the
Present Oountv Government System.
On-The Koad, N. C, February, 1S83.
Since the organization of the Knights of
Labor in Noith Carolina I have watched
their progress with much interest and
pleasure, and with some mixture of regret:
with interest, because I am deeply interest
ed in every plan that has the betterment
of the condition of the men who earn their
sustenance by manual labor;with pleasure,
because it pleases me to see a spirit of co-
operation and of love of education, and
sobriety take deep hold upon those who
are the very foaudations upon which are
to be built the superstructure of a perma-
nent great and free government; and with
some mixture of regret, because of some
influences which have seemed to me to be
among the controlling influences of the
order. These influences are certain Ke-
publican leaders who have joined tue
Knights of Labor, and sought to prosti-
tute it to tneir own personal eievauou. i
have all along regarded the mixed State
Assembly, where white men and negroes
meet on equal terms, as a weak point in
the order. I have never believed that the
white mechanics of North Carolina would
submit for long to be in any order in which
negroes hold important offices. I have
thought that as soon as the order could
adjust itself, there would be a division,
and that the white men would say to the
negroes: "Now we have taught you how
to conduct an Assembly of the Knights of
Labor. We are willing to help you that
much, but you must now go and organize J
one for yourselves." Waiting for this to
be done, and believing that such a course
is essential if any good is to come to South-
ern white men from the order, I have not
before criticised this weak point in the
organization, in the Chronicle. The order,
in its declaration of principles, nas so
many gooi points to which I fully sub
scribe, that I have not called special at
tention before to this weak point. Now,
it is borne in upon me I know not how
that, as a friend to the white Knights,
who are unwilling to be lead by negroes
and their white Radical allies, it is my
duty to speak, and to speak plainly, direct
ly and to the point.
If a man will get on the train and watch
the passengers, and keep his ears open, he
will learn more in a few hours than he
will learn a week at his desk. Movin
about I hear many things that, in my of
fice, never come to my ears. Something
about the doings and resolutions of the re
cent. State Assembly of Knights of Labor
at Greensboro, came to mv knowledge. It
stunned and startled me.
It will surprise
every Knight of Labor in the State who
believes in Democracy, and every friend
of the order who is not a Radical.
The Assembly was composed of white
men and negroes, and the negroes, so I
hear, had a large majority. Of the white
men, most of them were life-long Re
publicans. A leading Republican presided
over the meeting and was re-elected to the
highest office. To that I am not dissent
ing, because I think the order ought not
to be political, and I am as willing to see
a Republican Master Workman, if he will
not abuse his office, as a Democrat.
Nor do I object to a large representation
of white Republicans in the Order. Here
is what I do object to:
At the State Assembly a ntsuLt TiON
was introduced demanding a repeal op
the present county government system.
NdTWITSTANDING THE EARNEST PROTESTS OF
some Democrats, the resolution was
Now, if there is a direct issue between
the Republican and Democratic parties in
North Carolina, it is upon the question of
County Government. The Democrats de
clare that the honest white men shall con
trol county finances; the Republicans favor
a system that will bankrupt the Eastern
With this state of affairs in North Car
olina, and this direct issue between the
parties, we have the Knights of Labor de
claring for the Republicans and with the
This County Government resolution
passed, and then the Assembly adjourned
for dinner. During the dinner hour a
conference is supposed, so a Knight tells
me, to have been held between Master
Workman Nichols (Rep.), and Jim Boyd
(Rep. editor) and other Republicans.
"Well boys" says Nichols "we have
fixed the thing now. The Knights of La
bor have declared in favor of repealing
the present system of County Govern
ment. Isn't that good party work, in an
order that "eschews" polities?"
Boyd makes response, so the Democratic
Knight thinks, and says: "You have
played the devil. I know something
about secret organizations. Hear me-"
And out of respect for his knowledge of
s-ret organizations and his willingness to
mVp-iJiis information, attention is given
him. Vsceeding, Boyd takes this posi-
Republican declaim, andifbe so re
garded. As soon as the moCratic Knights
hear of it they will repuute the action
and leave the order, and we eXN0X USE
them. We have no use for them; 0r for
the order, except in so far as it is atid
to Republicanism. The thing to do is x
repeal the resolution about County Gov--r,f
n rro nil reference to if f..
ClUlUCUl! 'l'' O - 1 1 Will
the record, and never let anybody know i
that the resolution was even so mucn as
introduced. Later on, if we can get the
order committed more fully to the Repub
lican party, then we will declare for Negro
Supremacy. It is too soon to do it now.
Whether Boyd gave this counsel or not,
I do not say, but the Knights who have
talked to me think that he or some other
Republicans in Greensboro, gave Nichols
some such advice.
At any rate, when the Assembly met
again, upon motion of a Republican (I
think I heard that he was a negro), the
resolution and all reference to it was
expunged from the record. This is
a fact and I have it from Knights who
love the order, but who do not love Radi
calism. Again: As another of the seeming evi
dences that the order is tending to Re
publicanism, every officer elected at the
recent State Assembly was a negro or
white Republican except Mr. Julian, of
Salisbury, who was elected Treasurer.
Of the two representatives selected to
represent the order in the National As
sembly, one was a negro, and the other
was a white Republican.
The Master Workman is white man, but
the Foreman is a negro. We have this
state of affairs: In the event of the resig
nation, death, or absence of the Master
Workman, the negro foreman is at the
head of the order in North Carolina. I
don't know how other folks feel about it.
but I for one would not relish belonging
to any order, however wise and patriotic
its declaration of principles, of which a
negro is head
In view of these facts and others,some of
the Democratic Knights are seriously con
sidering what course they ought to pursue,
They do not talk much with outsiders. I,
luckily, have many friends in the order,
and this information comes i !u from
honorable Knights. I heard of i his action
immediately after the Assembly, but in
such a way that 1 could not print it with
out violating confidence. Now I get it
without any prohibition or restriction as
to the use 1 make ot it. In fact, some
Knights think that the good of the order
can be subserved by a public and general
discussion of the attempt of Radical lead
ers to make the order a branch of the Re-
publican party. I agree with them
They ask and 1 ask Whither is the
order drifting? Is it possible that the white
Democrats in the order will allow them
selves to be made but instruments to ad-
vance Radical success? Does not the in
troduction of this resolution referred to
show the attempt that is being made to
make the Knights of Labor a branch office
of the Radical party? Does not the passage
of the resolution show that there is dan
ger of the success of such a scheme? Does
it not teach to Democratic Knights the
duty of being out-spoken and earnest in
fighting the Republican attempt to prosti
tute the order to partisan ends?
I ask these questions. The future suc
cess of the order depends upon how wisely
they are answered. If the Radical party
is to control the order for partisan ends,
it ought to be known, and respectable
white men ought to leave it, and organize
a society that will be mutually helpful,
but will not play tail to a Radical kite.
Til E CHRONICLE AS A TEXT BOOK.
A few weeks ago we published that the
Principal of a flourishing academy had
ordered thirteen copies of the Chronicle
to use in his school as a text-book on cur
rent history. Since then he has increased
his order. Another, and a well known
and popular school also adopts the Chron
icle as a text-book, as will be seen from
the following letter:
Oak Ridge Institute,
Oak Ridc.e, N. C, Feb. 14, lsS.
Editor Chronicle: Send us two dozen
copies ot the chronicle tor the coming
three months, to be used in the study of
current history in one of our reading
classes. After castiug around, we choose
J. A. & M. II. Holt,
Oak Ridge Institute.
ANOTHER LIE N AILED.
President Cleveland Does
Some weeks ago a Radical sheet in North
Carolina, which has neither regard for
decency nor truth, made the assertion that
President Cleveland favored mixed schools,
and that, while Governor of New York, he
bad signed a bill that compelled white
and colored children to attend the same
school. The Chronicle had no idea that
the statement was true, but in order to
have a denial from head quarters, the
editor addressed a letter to the President
stating the charge made and asking if the
charge was true. The following is the
Washington, D. C, Feb. 10, 1S8S.
Mr. Josephus Daniels, Raleigh, N. C,
Dear Sir: The President has received
your letter of 30th ultimo, and directs me
to send you the inclosed copy of a letter
sent by him sometime since in reply to an
inquiry similar to the one you profound.
D. S. Lamomt,
Washington, D. C, Aug. 27, 1887.
G. A. Sullivan, Esq.,
Dear Sir: Your letter of inquiry re-
garding the trutn or tne report that l ap-
mixed schools in the State of New York is
The only bill that I know of being passed
and approved on that subject while I was
Governor was one affecting the city of
New York, and had precisely the contrary
effect that is, the purpose and object
was to retain the colored schools separate
and distinct from those of the whites.
Mr. Nekon J. Waterbury, of New York
City, I think, drew the bill, and Prof.
Rasin, Superintendent of Colored Schools,
and Rev. Mr. Dimmick, both of if ew York
City, advocated it strongly.
determined to con8olidate their 4
w;th the white schools: and tlw-trTTi
nri , . . u l v i r xr. v-i, i:.. i
' U1L1 IUUH
them out of the contnv-"0f the Board so
that it should not done. Itwasstronc-
JuWi-oetore me that separate schools
- rere ot mucu ujoib ueueut 10 me coioreu
people than mixed schools. I approved
the bill and I suppose in the city of New
York colored schools are separately main
tained to-day by virtue of its provisions.
I have thus given you all I remember
on the subject of your inquiry. I have
been much surprised at hearing before the
receipt of your letter, that this matter
has been so grossly misrepresented.
' i ill TJ t l 1 I '
" Grover Cleveland.
i Tlie otte Chronicle is out in a
iaThf 8tronf itorial urging Charlotte
as the proper place .-or holdfDgnthe Demo
cratic State Conventiu.
B. H. Bunn, Esq., ot i ,f . .
in town this week attendm f0""' ?!
probably the most prominent4 ,e '
for the Congressional nomination '
Metropolitan District. Mr. Bunn is a ,
speaker a man of force and would mat
a ringing campaign. Wilson Advance.
Judge Walter Clark is spoken of, we
think, more prominently than any other
person in the State for Governor. He has
made an excellent upright Judge, and we
know of no one who would fill the Gover
nor's chair with greater honor. Beaufort
Record. The Record is right. We most
heartily endorse the recommendation.
The man who fills this bill possesses
the needed qualifications to make a popu
lar candidate for Governor is Daniel G.
Fowle, of the county of Wake. No Man
in the State is more widely known, and
his voice has been heard in power and
eloquence, from one end of the State to
the other. As an evidence of his strength
I only wish to refer to his campaign be
fore the convention when Gov. Jarvis was
nominated and very many good Demo
crats have thought, and do now think,
that his past services have not been prop
erly acknowledged and rewarded. Cor.
Geo. P. Hart, Esq., of Rocky Mount,
was interviewed by the Tarboro Souther
ner. He said: Being the home of Mr.
B. H. Bunn, whom every one without re
gard to sex or previous condition wishes
see in Congress, politics is discussed. The
Nash county Democracy is thoroughly de
voted to him and will make a strong tight
in the next Congressional Convention for
him. For Governor, Democratic senti
ment has crystalized in tavor of Ex-Congressman
W. R. Cox, of this county. For
Auditor, Nash will be solid for another
Edgecombe farmer, II. C. Bourne.
Thomas W. Mason, of Northampton
county, is eminently fitted for the otlice
of Lieutenant Governor. He is a man ot
the highest character and standing, and
is one of the most eloquent and effective
stump speakers in the State. lie is a suc
cessful farmer, a successful lawyer, a
Christian gentleman and a consistent
member of a large and widespread relig
ious denomination, and an honored mem
ber in high fellowship of the respected
order of Masons. His county has a Re
publican majority of from seven hundred
to nine hundred, and yet he was elected
to the last Senate by a handsome majority.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
Mr. John Hall, editor of the Fayetteville
News, lias accepted a position in the Gov
ernment printing office at Washington,
Prof. J. II. Coble, of Randolph county,
has been elected Principal of the Kerneis
ville High School, to take chaise next
The following lawyers are in Raleigh at
tending the Supreme Court: Hon. W. P.
Bynuin, of Charlotte; Messrs. R. B. Pee
bles, of Northampton; V. H. Day, Thos.
N. Hill and J. M. Mullen, of Halifax; J no.
L. Bridgers, Jr., of Edgecombe.
Petroleum Y. Nasby(D. R. Locke), the
funny man of the Toledo Blade, is dead.
troin Confedent X Roads, he wrote many
an amusing article against the Democra
cy. They were homely and misspelt, but
they had weight with the Northern
We are glad to hear that State Senator
Jas. L. Webb, of Shelby, has received an
appointment as Postofiice Inspector. He
left Shelby Tuesday to begin his work.
We are informed that the salary is $,500
a year. The Chronicle congratulates Mr.
Webb. He will make an efficient officer,
for he has decided ability.
We congratulate the people of Charlotte
upon the acceptance by Prof. Alexander
Graham, of Fayetteville, of the position
ot Superintendent of the Charlotte Public
Schools. Professor Graham is a pioneer
in Graded school work in North Carolina.
He is a good scholar, a thorough teacher,
and a niitn of such qualities as will make
liini a success wherever he goes. Char
lotte is to bo congratulated!
Mr. Julius A. Bonitz, editor of the
Wilmington Messenger, paid the Chron
icle a call Tuesday. Mr. Bonitz is the
most progressive of progressive editors,
and is giving Wilmington a paper of which
the whole State ought to be proud. No
man works harder than Mr. Bonitz, no ed
itor in the State labors more earnestly for
Democratic success, and no man deserves
a larger measure of success. He is, in a
sense, a Gamaliel of North Carolina journ
alism. The editor of the Chronicle and
other younger editors sit at his feet, and
learn of him.
The Chronicle takes peculiar pleasure
in noting that Mr. J. R. Griffin has be
come Secretary and Treasurerof the Golds
bo ro Argus Pub. Co., and will "heuceforth
give the business of the company his en
tire time and attention.' As a boy, in a
small way, Mr. Griffin has had some ex
perience in "newspaperiug, ana his talcing
a place on the Argus proves the saying.
when a man once gets a smell ot printers
ink, he always has a ''hankering'' for it.
Mr. Griffin has made money merchan
dising, has business capacity, and the
Argus is lucky to secure so efficient a bus
Dr. D. Reid Parker, of Trinity College,
one of the most level-headed and progres
sive men in North Carolina, was in Ral
eigh last week. He came to see Col. An
drews in regard to the building of the
W'inston and Fayetteville R. R., which
was graded several years ago from High
Point to Ashboro. Col. Andrews assured
Dr. Parker that his compauy would build
the road from High Point to Ashboro if
the people along the line would subscribe
50,000. Dr. Parker left Raleigh smiling
because $40,000 has already been pledged,
and it is thought that it can easily be in
creased to 1-50,000.
Boston papers speak in strong terms of
the success of Rev. Thos. Dixon at Dud
ley Street Baptist Church of that city.
He is not only drawing crowds, but better
still, is moving and blessing them. "There
are conversions every week, and a steady
growing revival inliuence, reaching all
classes," says one of Dr. Dixou's heaiers.
We rejoice very much in the success this
young Carolinian is having, and we sin
cerely hope that greater and better things
are ahead of him. As we saw the elder
Dixon (A. C.) thrill and sway the Banjul
Social Union of this city, laf- Tuesday
evening, we thought o!ie younger broth
er who lsdoijjg same thing in oue of
Bostons-greatest churches, and then we
.tiiought of a younger brother still, who is
preparing to preach Christ; and then, too,
we thought of the quiet Christian home in
the mountains of North Carolina which
has fciven thee three preachers to the
world, and of how much our city churches
owe to the country churches from which
they obtain their best recruits for pulpit
and pew. Richmond (Ya.) Relig. Herald.
OUR STATE arAItI.
Some Facts About It, and the II rave and
True .leu Who Compose It.
rppecial Cor. State Chronicle.
In your article on "State Finances,"
speaking of the expenses of maintenance
of the State Guard, you pertinently re
mark: "The expense is about the smallest
of any State in the Union, South Carolina
spending twice as much. The little Re
publican State of New llam,.obire -peiids
yearly $;0,899.51. The great Republican
State of Pennsylvania spends $400,000 a
year for this purpose.1' You might have
gone further and stated that of the Re
publican States, according to the latest re
port, California appropriates for the sup
port of her militia, $o?,u0o; Connecticut
$110,000; Iowa, $35,000; Illinois, $135,000;
Kansas, $11,000; Maine (the Plumed
s naves Mate,) it,uuu; aiassacnusetts,
y.head center of Republicanism), $104,
n,. 1 ''Jchigan, (by btato tax of 3 cents
000 Ohio &00; New Hampshire, 33,-
Against this for Di. , , .
how small, and almost1 tafrrf ? of fi'es
few thousand expended'1'. emthJ
In 1886, $3,700.69; but a drth Carhn!
et, compared with the experU6 Duc
other States. Pennsylvania approf
lait vear for the suDnorted of her mlL.
300,000. She spent on the Summer en-
campment about 125,000. She not only
" 1J kjuuimvi v' "
pays all the expenses
mses of her troops, but
pays them wages whenever they parade
under orders. She appropriated $75,000 for
assembling and parading her National
Guard at the Constitutional Centennial
Celebration in Philadelphia last Septem
ber. Seventy-five thousand dollars for one
day's show! North Carolina gave for the
parade of her representative military there
$500! For that same occasion, the Repub
lican State of Rhode Island gave $7,500;
New Hampshire, $1,500; Connecticut,$ll,
500. Nearly all the Republican States pay
their militia when on duty and in camp.
So, if North Carolina be extravagant in
her expenditures in support of her militia
she is but following the example set by the
Republican States of the Union, to say
nothing of the Democratic States New
York, for instance, that appropriates $400,
000 a year for the support of the National
Guard; that gave last year for overcoats
alone $100,000; and, Alabama with her
$15,000 per annum; little Delaware $i0,
000; Florida, $7,500; Kentucky, $10,000;
Maryland, $50,000; Texas, $10,000.
With the meagre appropriations given
the North Carolina State Guard, the won
der is it has kept up at all. But for the
patriotic spirit of the men composing it,
it would long since have gone by the
board. Instead of crying extravagance!
extravagance!! when there is no extrava
gance, it is the duty of men who profess
to love North Carolina to aid in the laud
able effort that is making to keep North
Carolina at least in a respectable position
among her sister States of the Union:
among the first of whom she may yet
stand proudly, if she is not dragged down
and abased at the feet of the Negro Race
and their ignoble white allies.
LATEST NEWS ITEMS.
. . . .One hundred and forty branches of
the Farmers' Alliance have been organized
in North Carolina in 18SS.
. . . .There are 41 orphans at the Baptist
Orphanage, and Supt. Mills says that they
are all blessed with splendid appetites.
Mr. St. Clair Hester, of the Phi
Society, will deliver the Washington's
birth-day oration at the University this
. . . .Fayetteville has organized a Y. M.
C. A., with over 150 members. Mr. B.
R. Huske is President and Mr. J. M. Lamb
.The Biblical Recorder has purchased
the Blue Ridge Baptist. This additional
strength will make the Recorder even
stronger than ever.
....The bmithfield Herald, always a
favorite in the Chronicle office, shows
marked improvement. We wish it the
large measure of success it merits.
The Catholic convent property at
Hickory has been purchased by the Ohio
Southern Synod. The Carolinian says a
school will be opened in the building next
.... A .-ubscriber writes to the Biblical
Recorder: "Please find enclosed the
amount due for past year's subscription to
Recorder, plus the interest thereon at 8
per cent ."
. . .The proposed meeting to form the
Junior Alumni Association of the L'ni
versity has been postponed from the 16th
of this month until commencement week
at Chapel Hill.
....During its first 90 days the First
National Bank of Durham had deposits
exceeding $-50,000, and the Directors dis
counted over $'JO,000 worth of paper.
This is a fine beginning.
... .The stingiest man has been found.
He lives in Charlotte, and will not keep a
rooster because, he says, the rooster would
eat as much as a hen, and produce no
. . . .The Governor has authorized Judge
Merriiuou to hold Henderson and Burke
Superior Courts instead of Judge Gilmer,
and Judge Gilmer to hold Chatham, Guil
ford and Alamance courts instead of
....The Episcopal Convention of Ral
eigh met at Henderson last week. Ad
dresses weie made by Rev. Dr. Sutton, of
Raleigh; Murphy, of Hiilsboro; George, of
Durham; Walker, of Oxford, anl Bush
and Walton, of Pittsboro.
. . . .Capt. J. B. Ederton, of Goldsboro,
has purchased the broom factory of that
place. He has also made arrangements
to open a canning factory in a short while.
The Chronicle rejoices that the State has
such men as Capt. Edgerton.
....Place Palmyra. Two men quarrel.
Hewitt attacked Bristow. Bristow defends
himself, but tries to evade difficulty.
Hewitt "comes at" him a third time, when
Bristow knocks him down. Hewitt dies.
Yerdict: justifiable homicide.
Change of Uuiine.
I want it distinctly understood that I
have changed niv way of doing business,
for instead of the Credit System, I am
selling Strictly for Cash, and who is it that
will not say that the man who buys for
cash belts the fellow who buys on credit
all hollow. My stocK consists of every
thing that is kept in a first-class grocery
store, and I propose to sell cheap for cash.
Give me a call and satisfy yourself. I
promise that all who call to see me shall
be satisfied. I ask but one price for my
goods. S. J. Betts, No. 13 Hargett St.
Crown amid the penlal of onr evrB
striiImar.KoutWaiHl better adapted to onr
soil aitj't'im:tte than any- Seeds on earth.
- fruncombe" Cabbattf, and everythintr
elst , reduced to 5 cents pe.- pacter., post
paid. Send for Catalogue, ind try some of
them. Write to
J. W, VANmYEI?,
Jiinib-tf yeaeryiile, N. C.
The firm of I.each, Page & Arendcll
has expired bv limitation. Mr. G. Kdgar
Leach retires and in future the business will
he conducted by M. W. Page and F. II.
Areiideli, under the firm name of PAGE
V AKKM)KI,L, All parties indebted to
the late tirm are requested to make imme
diate payment, as the firm's business must
be closed up at oui.e.
G. K. LEACH,
M. W. PAGE.
F. B. AKKXDELL.
Having purchased the interest of Mr. C.
Edgar I.each in the late firm of Leach,
Fiige A Arendell, we beg to announce to
our former patrons and friends that we shall
continue the Wholesale and Retail Gro
eery. Cotton and General CommuKion
Hiimucks ut the Old Stand, No. 235 Wil
mington Street. We hope by strict Per
sonal Attention to all business intrusted to
us, and by square, honest dealing, to merit
the continued confidence of our friends, and
a liberal share of the patronage of the trad
M. W. PAGE,
T. U. ARENDELL.
Raleigh, X. C, Jan. 14, 1S8S.
WIVES! 3IOTIIERS! DAUGHTERS!
HE YOUR OWN PHYSICIAN! A lady
who for years Buffered from dlatreuslng fe
male complaints, weaknessest etc., so com
mon to her sex, and had despaired of a cure,
finally found remedies which completely
cured her. Any sufferer can use them and
thus cure herself, wit hout the aid of a phy
sician. From teenngs ot gratituae she wm
i . . . . ; . , l . . l l.
".Viking-Stoke to Health," and full in-
sealed. Address (with 3 cent
N. YtT w: V- HOLMtS,658 Broadway,
Hen. G. Edwards Lester,
Late U. S. Consul to Italy,
author of "The Glory and
Shame of England," "America's
Advancement," etc., etc., etc.,
writes as follows:
New York, August 1, 188;. )
122 E. 27th st.
Dr. J. C Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass.,
Gentlemen: A sense of gratitude
aul the tlesire to render a service to the
public iuipe 1 me to make the following
My college career, at New Haven, was
interrupted by a severe cold which so
enfeebled me that, for ten years, I had a
hard struggle for life. Hemorrhage
from the bronchial passages was th
result of almost every fresh exposure.
For years I was under treatment of the
ablest practitioners without avail. At
last I learned of
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
which I used ( moderately and in small
doses ) at the first recurrence of a cold
or any chest difficulty, and from which
I invariably found relief. This was
over 25 years ago. With all sorts of
exposure, in all sorts of climates, I have
never, to this day, had any cold nor
any affection of the throat or lungs
which did not yield to Atsb'i Cubrky
Pectoral within 21 hours.
Of course I have never allowed my
self to bo without this remedy in all my
Toyages and travels. Under my own
observation, it has given relief to Tast
numbers of persons; while in acute cases
of pulmonary inflammation, such as
croup and diphtheria in children, life
has been preserved through its effects.
I recommend its mse ia light bat fre
quent dosus. Properly admiaistered. tm
accordance with your directions, It 1m
A Priceless Blessing
in any house. I speak earnestly because
I feel earnestly. I have known many
cases of apparently confirmed bronchitis
and cough, with loss of voice, particu
larly among clergymen and other public
speakers, perfectly cured by this medi
cine. Faithfully vnurs,
C. EDWAKDS LESTER.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
Prepared hy Dr.J.C. Ayer & C., T.owell, Mass.
Sold by ail I ruggiiit and Iealt-r in Mi4liciue.
ROSES, FLOWERS, SEEDS, ETC.
Choice Kverbloominjj Roses, Geraniums.
Tuberoses. Dvergreens and Magnoleas; Cab-
oage, tomato and other Spring plants.
Fine Cut Mowers, Banf juet and Moral De
signs. Choice r lower Seeds. Orders bv tel
egraph promptly attended to. Send for
II. STEINMETZ, Florist,
feb!7-3m Raleigh, X. C.
IMI.N ISTR ATORS NOTICE.
Having qualified as Administrator of the
estate of the late Mrs. O. L. Holland, I here
by give notice to ail persons indebted to the
estate to make payment to me, and to all
parties having claims against the estate to
present the same to me before the 16th day
ot February, lss;, otherwise this notice will
be plead in bar of their recovery.
J. R HOLLAND,
A Rare Opportunity to (iet a Good Por
trait for a Little Money.
For the next Three Mouths, portraits made
at the following low prices:
Fi ll Life-size Oil (Bust), 25x30 - - 10.00
Full Life-size Crayon (Bust), a")x30, - 10.00
Portraits made from Life. Photographs,
Dauerreoty pes, Tin-Types,Paintings, Draw
ings, or other copv.
(iKOI PE IMCTl'R ES made at corres
ponding Low Hates. A perfect Likeness to
the Original Guaranteed.
Correspondence solicited for work in any
part of the State.
JSj?Kfcferences sent upon application.
PINK. C. ENNIS,
Raleigh, N. C.
Studio in the Andrews Building. Fayette
ville Street. feblO-tf
Jeweler and Optician,
RALEIGH, 3. C.
JifOptical Goods a Spvvbijty-
One of the largest Stacks of Diamonds,
Watches and Jeweiry in the South.
f 1 10-ly
The iiioki Successful Remedy ever dis
covered, as it is certain in its effects and
does not buster. Read proofs below.
Orange Mills, Florida, June 30, 1SS6.
Dn. Ii. J. Kkxdall Co.,
Gents; ! ha e Uh.d your Kendall's Spavin
vurt and U Is vvont!"i iul, to say the least.
Yours respectfully, J. L. CHARY.
Kendall's Spavin Cure.
Andover, Conn.. June 30, 1896.
Dr. B. J. Kendall Co..
Gents: I have treated several SDavins with
your Kendall's Spavin Cure with perfectly
Respectfully yours, C. F. Johnson.
Kendall's Spavin Cure.
North Abington, Mass., July 10, ISS6.
Dr. B. J. Kendall Co.,
Gents; -1 have used your Kendall's Spavin
Cure in my stable for some years with good
Yours very truly, A. J. Kimball.
Proprietor Culver House and stable.
Kendall's Spavin Cure.
Tappen, Dak., July 13,
Dr. B. J. Kendall Co.,
Gents: 1 keep a supply of your Kendall's
spavin Cure constantly on hand, and think
it does all that la claimed lor it.
Yours very truly,
Kendall's Spavin Cure.
Peely, Pa., June 21, 1886.
Dr. J. B. Kendall Co.,
Gents: I have been using your Kendall's
Spavin Cure around the coal mines among
the mules and horses and find it splendid.
Kendall's Spavin Cure.
Price 91 per bottle, or six bottles for $5.
AU Druggists have it or can get it for you,
or it will be sent to any address on receipt
of price bv the proprietors.
Dil. O. J. KENDALL & CO.,
Enosbargh Falls, Vt.
aug4-tf SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
G. D. Rand.
RAND & BARBEE,
13 South Fifteenth Street,
RICHMOND, - - VIRGINIA.
We Carry a Full and Complete Line of Heavy
GROCERIES, FLOUR AND PROVISIONS.
jg"Ye Solicit the Patronage of our North Carolina friends. All orders entrusted
to our care will have Prompt Personal Attention. febl0-:5mo
The Piedmont Fertilizers
TOBACCO, COTTON, AVIIEAT, PEANUTS & ALL, CHOI'S.
The attention of Planters is called Especially to
PIEDMOND GUANO FOR TOBACCO,
Which is made expressly for this Crop, and cannot be excelled in supplying eery want
of the crop in growth, maturing and curing. The TWO HIGHEST f'RE.MH 1H at
the North Carolina State Fair, in 156, were gained by Tobacco grown with 11 EDMO.vr
For Sale by our Agents throughout North Carolina.
The Piedmont Guano and Manufacturing Co ,
febl7-3m Office No. 1O0 South St., Baltimore, Maryland.
USE DURHAM BULL FERTILIZER.
THE EQUAL OF ANY ON THE MARKET.
Guaranteed FREE from all Foreign Amiuoniates and
LARGELY INCREASED SALES EVERY YEAR.
ATTEST ITS SUPERIORITY IX THE FIELD.
CROWDER & RAND,
Grocers and Commission Merchants,
GENERAL AGENTS FOR RALEIGH AND VICINITY.
53For Sale by Leading Merchants throughout the State.
HICiH GRADE QUICK RELIABLE.
KAHMBRS CAN'T HELP LIKINO THK "NATIONAL.'
B. W. TR AVERS & CO., ,mpo SSSSSva.
AQfTS WAITED. Pft'CE ltUCEO. Write for Testimonials ut Prices.
Farmers Gome Home
DURHAM, N V.,
REGULAR SALES BIG PRIC ES.
Farmers are invited to come Home. I am now pre
pared to get them Bigger Prices than ever. Brini' your
PARLOR SUITS FROM $40.00
BEDROOM SUITS (Walnut). " 37.50
BEDROOM SUITS (Poplar). . " 1J3.50
SIDEBOARDS (Walnut) 22.50
SIDEBOARDS (Poplar) " 10.00
TABLES , " 1.50
SPRING MATTRESSES " 2.50
MATTRESSES " 2.50
BABY BASKET Carriages .. 7.00
COTS 9 00
BEDSTEADS " 2.00
SINGLE BEDSTEADS " 3.00
WARDROBES " 10.00
SAFES (Tin or Wire) " 3.50
3 And other Articles too numerous
Orders front the Country, accompani
ed with the Cash, will receive Prompt
Attention. Inquiries Promptly and
J. C. IIUTSON CO.,
128 South Wilmington St.,
Next Door to W. H. $ R. S. Tucker & Co.
ALFRED D. JONES,
Will practice in all the Court of the State
Office in the Mahler Building,
RALEI6II, N. C.
O. B. Barker.
E J. PARRISII.
THE PERFECT CHEAP FEIiTIZEU.
A Natural Compound of Rme Phos
phate, Lime, Mnguesia, Soluble Silica,
Sulphates, Chloride tind I'ota-b.
WHAT IT CONTAINS:
Every bag of this Phosphate weili
pounds, and every bag Is guaranteed to cua
tain as follows :
10 to 16 pounds Phosphoric Acid, in a form
that plants can take up ; or
2H to 85 pounds Bone Phosphate.
100 to 120 pounds Lime, in forms suitaMf
to feed plants, act on the soil and on otln r
4 to 4 pounds Potash, in a form avaihibio
3-9 pound Soda, Sulphuric Acid and Chlo
rine each, very small amounts of which arc
used by plants.
0 to 12 pounds of Alumina, Oxide of Iron
and Soluble Silica.
J?This is what you want to buy iu a
WHAT IT DOKS NOT CONTAIN:
- ""kjvi iv. j VV 1 1 1 I I 1 r I V lill Ill LI
Iizers contain from :io to 40 pounds of water
in cicij puiiuu nan. iur l.nne I I
phate contains less than 4 pounds of wt
in t'iieh yKi iinniKl An ,i.
t-v.. ....... , i ,.f l 1 1 L lJ
sell you what you have a plenty of. we m:tke
tViij t'nrtili,... .... .1 .... ..!- ,
..... . v . uauij we can nciure welun-
ni it out.
2. Most other fertilizers contain rm to v)
poundsof stroiiK Sulphuric Acid to each har.
which is in great excess above the m eds of
plants and is injurious to soils, mukin them
sour and productive of sorrel and such nox
ious growths. This Phosphate does not
quire Sulphuric Acid to dissolve it, ami cu
tains only just what plants need.
To Make a Fertilizer for all Crops.
Compost 800 lbs. of Lime Phosphate nr
300 lbs. of Kainit with l.wto lbs , or sav :0
bushels, of stable manure, muck, mould ov
some kind of vegetable matter.
In the present condition of the markets,
with cotton at 8). tents a pound, and other
products in proportion, doirt von think them
18 neod of a change in this business of buviiitf
The way to make the change is to buy
North Carolina Lime phosphate, which u
aU phosphate and linu. ingredients neces
sary to plants, and is not loaded with ta Id.
winch makes it high-priced, mid
Compost Your Fertilizers at II ome.
Lime Phosphate is delivered free on board
oars in bags at a very low price at the wwrk.-i.
Supposing it, cost ou li at vour tarn and
kamit ia per ton, the above ton of fertilizer
will cost you, besides labor, 7.50, seven dol
lars and fifty cents.
This is an excellent manure for cotton,
corn or almost any crop; feb.' m
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