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ESTABLISHED 187 7 josephus IIAMKLS, - Editor. RALEIGH, N. 0., JAN. 4, 1980. ar 'A 31 i "1 IS THIS FOR YOU? You cau ascertain by looking at your label. If it reads 18S9 it is not for you, but if it bears any other date, it is for YOU, and so far as you are concerned, for YOU ALONE. Look at your label and if it is not 1889 send us a remittance of enough money to pay your subscription up to this year, 1889. It is better to pay up to ls90. Make out vour own account from your label. The paper is $2.00 per year, or 16? cents per month. Make the calculation and send VS THE MONEY BY FIR5T MAIL. We have made a New Year resolution not to send the Chronicle to any person who does not pay for it and pay promptly 2L 5! TRINITY COLLEGE. This college has done a great work for North Carolina and especially for Method ism in the State. Recently it has raised an endowment fund approximating $40, 000, and has taken deeper hold on the de nomination which owns it. A large ma jority of the preachers of the Conference were educated at Trinity, and in that way, as well as in other ways, it has been a power for good in the State, and stands high in the affections and esteem of many North Carolinians. The Chronicle ha a high appreciation of the good work wrought by Trinity Col lege, and we are, therefore, deeply inter ested in any movement looking to giving it a wider scope and a broader field for use fulness. A few days ago President Crowel! was in Raleigh and held a conference with a number of our leading business men. The question of moving the college had been more than once mooted during the past few weeks, and the conference was held to ascertain if Raleigh could secure its location if it would offer inducements. President Crowell expressed himself as quite wiiiivig to move the college, to Ral eigh if the Raleigh people would subscribe a sufficient amount of money to make the change practicable. Nothing further was accomplished, and the matter rests subject to the action of the citizens of Raleigh. If they will, in a generous and substantial way, make it to the interest of the college there is little doubt that the Trustees would, by next Fail, have the college lo cated at Raleigh. The modern trend is all towards having colleges and universities in the cities, rather than in the country where our fathers thought they ought to be. This change has been brought about by the new and better view that men are oot made strong and resolute by the hot house process of rearing. Our fore-fathers built colleges in the country in order that the boys and young men would not be sur rounded by temptation. It was Gov. Swain, we believe, who prevented the rail road from running by Chapel Hill. He wanted no noise or confusion at the seat of the University. Whether the old way or the new way is best is a question which iajh man will decide for himself, but all tv '11 admit that the modern way is to build in towns and cities Reforms never go backward. The young men of this day are given, not hot-house growth, but growth that makes them resolute, sturdy and self-reliant. This is President Crowell's view, and this is the reason that makes him. willing to change the location of Trinity to Raleigh. This is a great opportunity to our city. There may be room for difference of opin ion as to whether the college would thrive best in the city or the country, but there can be no difference of opinion as to the ben efits Raleigh and Wake county would de rive from the location of a strong and growing college in Raleigh. It would make Raleigh the educational as well as the political Mecca of the State. It would bring increased business and increased honor to the city. It would give to our citizens a college right at their doors where they could educate their sons at small cost. With our excellent public and private schools, and our female colleges, Raleigh's educational equipment would be complete with a thorough and first class male col lege. Thirty thousand dollars will bring this College to Raleigh . What are we going to do about it? Raleigh must not sit idly by and lose this opportunity. We have the wealthy men who can give the necessary amount and thus confer a lasting boon upon the city and county and State. The fact that it is to be a denominational echool ought not to weigh a feather's weight. Of course it will not depart from its denominational position, but, our word for it, if Trinity is located in Raleigh, it will be so broad, so liberal, so thorough, so free from sectarianism that the patrons of the College will not know, without in quiring, to what denomination its teachers belong. The readers of the Chronicle know that if we are free from any evil to which flesh is heir, it is the evil of secta rianism. We think sectarianism has blight ed and injured the State much and we hate it. But sectarianism is one thing and a broad and liberal and thorough col lege is another. Trinity will fill the latter bill if our people will, with one accord, move to secure it. What will Raleigh do? The Chronicle begs the people not to allow this opportunity to pans from them. Commenting on the proposed removal of Trinity College to Raleigh, the Wilming ton Star says: The Raleigh people are considering the importance of having the Methodist Col lege, Trinity, moved to that town. We have no doubt that it would be wise on the part of Methodists to make the move if the inducements are such as to enable ihem to do it. It would give Trinity a boost sr.ch as it never had. Our belief has !ong been to build jur colleges at the cen tral points and put your church buildings on the most conspicuous thoroughfares. We would, as a friend of Trinity, like to r-ee it moved to Greensboro, Durham or Raleigh, the I:?t to be preferred. THE -WOVERNOR'S SAI.AUV. Now the question is what to do with our new Governor's mausion at Kaleigh. It is not yet completed, and will be costly to furnish. Then we pay our Governor such a poor salary that he could not anoru to keep open house in it unless a very iKh man. It has oeen suggesieu to put u. i other uses, and let the Governor bord nnid, 'ike tin old time school master. TVi-it would about ht the averasre i ot official dignity in North Carolina. Wil mington Messenger. If a stranger to North Carolina should read the above and similar articles which frequently appear in the newspapers he would get the idea that the State was most niggardly in the payment of a salary to its Governor. The above does the State injustice. It is true that we do not pay our Governor an exorbitant salary nor a very large one, but it is quite sufficient to afford him as good a support as the lead ing men in the State have. Compared to what other men in the State receive as salaries and incomes from their private business, it is a good sum and not to be despised. A salary is large or small in comparison. In New York a $4,000 salary is not large, because thousands of men re ceive it. In North Carolina it is large be cause very few men receive it. We un dertake to say that the people of North Carolina have as much app-eciation of "official dignity'' as the people of any State in the Union. Nowhere is the ottice of Governor held in higher honor thau with us, and nowhere is greater respect shown to the Chief Executive. Here the people regard the Governor as holding the highest office in the gift of the people, and most of them have a feeling of respect for him they have for no other officer. The people greet him most cordially whenever he goes among them throughout the State, and attention and courtesies are showered upon him. They do not d0.-ua him. to "board around like the old time school master." They are quite williugto pay him a salary that will keep him in comfort and provide for all his needs and wants. It is a slauder upou the "ood people of the State to say that they have not a due ap preciation of the "official dignity' of the Governor, and the Chronicle is sure that its usually wise contemporary upou reflec tion will see its error in making a tte ment so misleading. iiut the people of the State are poor. Let any man tae a buggy and ride through the country and talk to the farmers and learn their real condition. They are poor and many of them hare hardly the bare necessaries of life. They are, therefore, unwilling in their poverty to pay their Governor a high salary. Respect and honor are not to be measured by dollars and cents, and t he Chief Executive is as highly esteemed by the people, who are UiiabLj to ray him a hip saiary big salary, as ht wo ild be if was fixed at $ lO.OoO. It is generally believed that the Gover nor's salary is only $3,000. It is nearer jjl.000. The State pays the Governor $3, 000 in money for his salary; it allows him $600 with which to pay his house rent; it pays for his fad and lights; and it pays for the furniture used in his residence. Without looking to ascertain th; exa.t amount, we should tay that the Governor's salary is not a cent less than $i,0oo a year. It is rather over than under that figure. The Chronicle believes it would be better to pay the Governor $4,000 in rnonej- and let him buy hu own coal, furniture, ttc. It would sound bigger, but it would not really amount to more. CONTESTED CASES. There will be more contested eases this year in both branches of the Legislature i tha- for a number of years. We have not any official statement of the contests, but from our exchanges we gather that there will be the following contests in the Senate: a Republican will contest the seat of Mr. T. L. Emery, Democrat, from Hali fax; Col. N. B. Whitfield (Dem.) will con test the seat of Jno. Warters, Republican, from Greene and Lenoir; and a Republican will contest the seat of J. T. LeGrand, Esq., Democrat, from Richmond and Montgomery. Therp was some talk, just after the election, of contesUus 5?at of Dr. T. B. Twitty, Senator from Rutherford and Polk, but we suppose that it lias died out as we hava lately heard nothing of it. In the House there will probably be con tests from the following counties: Hali fax, Jones, Pender, Polk, Richmond, and Wake. The Chronicle insists that it is the duty of each branch of the General Assembly to enquire with all expedition into the validity of the election of all its members. There ought not to be any unnecessary de lay, but the Committer on Privileges and Elections ought to go at once to work to carefully examine the claim of the con testants in each and every case, and to early in the session award the seat to the party who can prove that he Is entitled to it. The evidence ought to be carefully examined in the early days of the session, so that the State Treasury will not be called upon to pay each of the contestants, and that the rightful party may have his seat. (July one contestant is entitled to pay and he the one who is declared elected. To pay both parties is a wrong upon the Treasury and is an encouragement to un worthy parties to make a contest. There is no good excuse for this, and the Chron icle hopes and believes that the Legisla ture which convenes next Wednesday will emphatically put its foot down on it. We hope the next General Assembly will do something for the benefit of the University. At the session of '65 an am ple appropriation was made for its sup port, and the institution entered upon a career of greater usefulness. New pro fessorships were established, and the ser vices of men eminently qualified for the high positions offered, were secured. At the session of yb7 the annual appropria tion was so reduced by the Soloiis and Sol omons of that body that several professors were discharged, and the usefulness of the University was impaired. It is the sworn duty of Legislators to provide for the Uni versity. 'Scottish Chief. The Wilmington Messenger agrees with the Chronicle and Judge Connor that there is a gratifying decrease of crime in North Carolina. In the Spring, after the close of the Legislature, we purpose giviDg statistics of crime in a number of counties in the Stato. HON. C. M. COOKE. We are authorized to state that Capt. C "M. Cooke, member othe House from Franklin, will not be a candidate for tker of the House. This announce ment is necessary because some of the papers have mentioned Capt. Cooke as a candidate. In this connection the Chronicle wishes to say that the next House will contain no man more able, more experienced and (what is more important than ability and experience) more honest than Mr. Cooke. He was Speaker of the House in 1881 and made a State-wide reputation for ability and fairness. We rejoice that there are such men in the House men who are serving tht-ir people, not because they are ambitious but because, at a personal sacri fice, they are willing to do the bidding of their people. The subject of purifying the l a"... en gages the attention of the Northern news papers. The wholesale bribery and cor ruption in the last election was so great as to awake the thoughtful men who see the danger to the Republic from a contin uance of such methods. Many suggestions looking to appropriate and effective legis lation have beer made. A recent sugges tion which is said to have emanated from a judge of the New Y rk Court of Appeals strikes us as well worthy of a practical trial, though it does not possibly strike at the root of the difficulty. His plan is to abolish all the existing penalties for bribe taking and to punish the man who is con victed of selling his vote by disfranchising him. In the first place this plan would, if the statute were vigorously enforced, cut off at an early stage the career of many a "floater," who might otherwise contiuue to sell his vote at numerous recurring elections. In trie second place, ami mis strikes u; a; being the chief merit of the proposed law, It would tend to make the practice of vote selling infamous. If the penalty for selling one's vote were dis franchisement, and if the punishment weie eluly inflicted, it is highly probable that some notion of a disgrace would grad ually attach itself to the practice which these depra.ed citizens pursue now with out shame. As to the justice of taking away his vote from a man who Las once sold itj apd who consequently is almoji sure to be in the market again, there ..lin net be two opinions. Seen as Exi- 'MiTio.v as was icarci-' seen in North Carolina will be hold ever he-re next February. All necessary arrange ments to make it a success have been le gun. New Berne Journal. It will embrace all exhibits, but Fish and Oysters will be the leading exhibits. The editor of the Chronicle, when in New er::e a few weeks ago, took a look at the suitario oujdiu .eret:i'i o the F.iir. They are large ain't creditable, 'ten tu.i- aaiid people ought to be m New Berne to see the exhibit. There is but ouc way to get them there, and that is to induce the railroads to reduce the fare to one cent a mile. The experience of the State Fair managers has been that it is the 1- w rail road fare, rut her than the exhibit, that brings a otg crowd. iew uernj v. id gie a novel and attractive exhibit, but if the railroad fare is high only a few will .- The Chronicle wants lU.OOo people ;.. the Fair,and it knows they will be plea ' it. see -ed. The Clinton Caucasian vehemently pro- (.estg against in? publicans on the pU.O Cll Board .ppotutina- R of Akrleulture It says: j Is it not absolutely absurd, not to say j foolish, for the Democratic party to move ; heaven and earth to save the State from ; the blasting scourge of the corrupted par- j ty in our Nation', history, then turn round i nd delinerateiy and gratuitously seek for individuals from the enemy's ranks upon whom to place positions of honor, trust and profit? This is what we call political compromise, or rather a compromise of party principle. For the infoini.vion of our contempo rary the Chronicle would say thai until two years ago all iki; members of the Board of Agriculture were Democrats. At that session there were fears that the In dependents and Republicans would seek to embarrass the Department. They had the powef' to do jt. To secure their sup port the law was chargea that the Board is now composed of Democrats and Republicans. If desired the law can be changed again. -- The Legislatire of South Carolina U doing well in increasing the yearly pen sion of its Confederate soldiers who are disabled. They are to receive 60 a year. North Carolina must increase its appro priations in that direction. We think each disabled soldier should receive $75. The touth Carolina State Senators reject ed the bill to establish a Confederta Home. We believe this is a mistake. We would be glad to see North Carolinians in the Legislature providing a home for dis abled soldiers and sailors. No Slate did grander things in the war. !be voted 11?, 000 in 1860 for Governor and yet her ros ter if purged would show more than 120, 000 names for four years of war. Let the people now how their gratitude. Her soldiers made a history of which ail loyal and true North Carolinians must be proud, I Wilmington Star. - Renewing his subscription Walter R. R. Henry, Esq , of Henderson, writes: "I cannot think of battling with 1S8!) without the Chronicle by my side to cheer, encourage and instruct me in the fight. It has been aid tha'; 'The pre.-s is the vice of iudustry rescurer of the oppre-sed the tiht of political liben v its sleepless sec. -(he ;i r ui iun! ot the people's right, and the tocsin at whose touud millions would arise to de feud the Republic and overwhelm its foes.' Vour paper is a splendid illustration of tl; truth of this remark." Ir i to r.E noted to the great honor of Gov. Scales on whom rested the responsi bility of the selection of Judges to fill va cancies occasioned by death or resigna tion, that, m the many appointments he has made, he has made no mistake; but that the beach has constantly gained in strength aud character as new and fresh blood is infused into it. What a contrast to the bench of 1863? Asheville Citizen. -.- The Electoral College will meet in Ral eigh next Monday. It is composed of men of a high order of ability and character most of them young men who will make their mark in the history of the State. EKuSEMEiYTS. - jV" WTV GAY f A Hon. Alfred M. Waddell, of Wilmington. From Jerome Dowd's Sketches of Promi nent Living North Carolinians. HON. ALFRED MOORE WADDELL Was born in Hillsboro, Orange county, N. C, on the lGth of September, 1834. After the usual rudimentary schooling w hich fell to the lot of boys in those days, he wan prepared for college, in part, by that celebrated teacher, Wm. Bingham, Sr., w hose school was then established at Iliilsboro, and afterwards at the Caldwell Institute, from which he entered Chapel Hill in iSv'jO. He graduated in 1853, and having chosen the profession of law, was admitted to the bar in his twenty-first year. Shortly afterwards he removed to Wilmington and entered upon the practice of his profession. In July, 18G0, he pur chased the '-Wilmington Herald," the leading Whig paper of the Cape Fear sec tion, and edited it until some time in 1861. ! He was earnestly opposed to secession, be ! licying tht the So:;th could secure the j just rights for which sue wa contending I within the L'liion, and he com bat ted that movement with vigor and ability. But when North Carolina elected to cast in her fortunes with her sister States, he fell into line with the zeal of a true aud loyal son. In 1861 he joined the Confederate army. He was for a while Adjutant, and afterwards Lieutenant Colonel of the 41st N. C. Regiment the 3d Cavalry and served with that command until August, 1804, when his health, which was never good, gave way, and he was compelled to resign. Upon the ciooe or the war he returned to Wilmington, and in partnership with his distinguished father, Hon. Hugh Wad . loll, resumed the pro ft tt'.oti of law, aud soon acquired a lucrative ami steadily in creasing practice. The year lO was a memorable one in the history of North Carolina. Tne State was und-.-r the complete control aud do minion of the Republicans, who were de termined to retain themselves in power at any and all cost. Kirk and his brutal hirelings were overrunning a large port im r the Suite, the civil l"w was "exhaust ! eil," and di Uiuheait counts martial were in vogue. The outlook was gloomy. The Congressional elections were near at hand. : Tiie nominee of the Democratic Conven ; tion in the 3d district h id declined to en i counter what was then regarded ascertain defeat. The Executive Committee was in i d-air. The election was only seventeen i days off, and Oliver H. Dockery, the sit S tim? member, was th Rep,; blh.au g .pdi d;ue, aao had been for soiuo day actively j can v asking t he dist tie ;. In a happy mo i ment the committee turned to Cel. Wad i dell, and appealed to him to accept the ', nomination and tight the hopeless riKht. : Bowing to the call of duty and the neces sities of his party, he accept d, and im i mediately started to met his op;ip-nt. ! Doeiccry . ..uou g man on the stump, and was not only personally n.pular in i the district, but was backed by the pres I t itro of his father, who had long been a i power in that section of the State. Their : meeting was looked forward to w ith eager ; ness. and by some with aDxiet; for Col. W :wid"li tui'l n.ad little or no v-pprie;ica n tee sunup, while his opponent was a .strong debater aud a consummate politic iau. Dockery was overwhelmed and van quished at the outset, and each succeeding meeting but added additional evidence i-'itu he wai no match for sus opponent, wno v.r.A'tii r.itnseif to be rcdy and fear less in n bate and fertdc of resource. Col. Wad U 11 w;is elected by a handsome rua jori!y. and the district, which Deery had carried in thu !st election iy some ,',000 majority, was redeemed. He took his seat in 171 and nerved oon'inuously until 1870. having bteu re-elected in 174. 1874 and 1870, and each time by increased majorities. The first speech made by Col. Waddell in the Ik u e whs in April, lt7-, on the co.Ll.uoii of ii.fi nsouth He was then one of the live Democrats who ci-iposed tiie minority of tlo special committee of thir teen known as the "Ku Klux Committee." The fetfetoh was a manly and eloquent de fence of iiis people from tlje la iter and venomous siar.ders which had been o iured upoa t h iii. and was received by the-House with marked attention, it elicited much praise and gained for him the respect and friendship of the leadeis ol his party iu the House, arid he was soon recognized as one of 1 lie o !,. o:itirn mem bers. He was eai i iae-u o-. (he Po-t Office CommiUce, audit) 17? hs ap pointed it, t,t.;o mao, w il." .,: i ;on lie occupied durh'Lf rhe remainder ot nis ser vice in Congress, making the most accept able chairman that had presided over that committee in many years. Perhaps the speech which attracted most H1te?ti'n rr.s the one delivered by him in January, iSjt, upou tne Denieuniul Bill. M-'ny pvners North and South had kind wmus ot j raise to' the speech, and Col. Waddell received many handsome comy liiuenls from distinguished iu n of both part-.s. Mr. Hendrieki, tn-mgh not peraon.-diy j,i!;.r:!M4-d wi ii r im. wroio from ridtaij.-ipnhs to n uiu'i.ui friend, beggitit: lo.-ti toexpiess toCol. Waddell his ttui'.ks for tlui ' Mpjisite speech," which hc.u delighted the Democrats of his Stai,. In 1878 he was again nominated, but failed of an election. Many causes com bined to effect his defeat. It was an off year in politics, and a fahil over-con ri der ce among the Democrats in their strength, and in the weakness of their enemies, conspired to the result. A se vere attack of Jllness had prevented Col. Wadded from taking the hold until late in the canvass, and even then unfitted him to prosecute it with that vior and energy w tiich had marked his former cam paigns. In this election only about half the usual vote was polled. In HMO Col. Waddell was a delegate-at-large to the National Convention, which met iu ( incinuaii and nominated Han cock. Iu this Convention he was a mem ber of the committee to prepare a platform, and in a short speech lie earnest ly ured that the woid "only" in the Tariff plank be stricken out. He did not favor tariff for revenue only; and it might have been well for the party at that time had his suggestion been acted upon, for the tariff plank, more than anything else, defeated Hancock. After the convention Col. Waddell was invited by leading men of the party to canvass tor the ticket in some of the Northern States. He accepted, and spent several months in the New England States, New York and Pennsylvania, addressing large meetings of Democrats and Republi- cans wherever he went, notably in New Haven, Montpelier, Bath, Burlington, Williamsburg, Brooklyu and New York. His seeches were characterized by that cauuor and manly frankness which are such marked traits of Col. Waddell, and commanded the respect and admiration of his hearers. He did much to allay sec tional feeling. In lK- Col. Waddell went to Charlotte to take editorial charge of the "Charlotte Journal,'' afterwards the Journal Observ er. Upon severing his connection with the Journal-OOserver he returned to Wil mington aud the practice of the law, iu which he is now engaged. Col. Waddell is a vigorous th.nker, a fine belles-lettres scholar, a facile and polished writer, and a graceful and elo quent speaker. Endowed with a high or tier of ability, a discriminating mind, aud a retentive memory, hy has greatly im proved theje giftd of nature by a wide and catholiu rauge of reading and study, and all these accomplishments unite with a high sense of honor, a gentle and fasci nating humor, and a rare power of con versation to form him a most genial, gifted aud lovable gentleman. There are few, if any men so thoroughly familiar with the history of the State and of her distinguished men, from its earliest settle- ; ment, aud he has been frequently men tioned as the one to write that history of which the necessity has been recently so often and se urgently stiggeite, No higher evidence of tiie hoia.r and esteem in whioh he is held abroad has been given than his selection to deliver the annual address at the recent reunion of the army of Nor; hern Virginia, in Rich mond. The admirable address which he delivered on that occasion aud in which he so eloquently vindicated the claim of Pettigrew's Division to immortal honor won on the heights of Gettysburg, received the warmest praise and commendation from all who heard it or have read it. The most interesting piee of political gossip 0f 'ti,: wepk 'u ttiui u 'large delega uoii of Republican will leave in a few days for Indianapolis to urge upon Presi-deut-elect Harrison to appoint Mr. Rich mond Pearson Postmaster General. ;Sta.esviile landmark. Our Washington correspondent last week suggested the name of Hon. S. h'. Pnillis for a cabinet position. Som? Re,,uLiicauw claim, that Mr. ".phillip ha really no inter est in North Carolina aud is, in fact, a Washingtonian, and that, therefore, he ought not to be appointed. Others still claim that Mr. Pearson is not a Republi can, having supported Fowle for tiOyor nor. The brb.s-vu i,tv ko.t iu tall out ver the ortu-es they cannot get. The Chronicle i glad to know that an arrangement has been effected whereby Durham is to have but one daily paper. The Tobacco Plant has paid the Iieor-der to quit its daily pper, and the Plant now ha tne daiiy Held. The Recorder will continue to appear as a weekly. Durham can support one daily pajer and it ouht to do so handsomely. V.'e wish both pa ptrj success ft The Asheville Citizen has Wen purchas ed by a stock company of leading business men of Asheville of whih company Mr. NieKiu i; carter ii president; J. G. Mar tin, Vice-President; and T. W. Patton, Business Manager. The paper takes the associated press telegrams and is an honor to the ''iieen City of the West." Governor Scales will recommend to the Legislature that Thursday, January 17th, be set apart for the inauguration. Thi3 virtually settles the date as the Legisla ture will presumably conform to the Gov ernor's wishe.1. EDGEC OMBE WOULD IF IT COI LD. From Tarboro Southerner. Jo Daniels wants to be State Printer again and Edgecombe would vote for him if she could. . - . A VOICE FltOJ NAH, Kxtract Irom Private Letter. We are all Senator, Representative, and people undivided in favor of Jose phus Daniels for Public Printer. EFFECTIVE CA.fPAIN WQR. From liurllngtou News Last year the State Chronicle had the State Printing, and did it to the satisfac tion of all, so far as we know. This year some other good paper will want it and the Chronicle, toQ, will wnt it. The News and observer, for instanpe, did ad mirable work in the pampaign, and is well fitted with the fixtures at hand to do the work. The Chronicle, too, did effective work and we leave it. to tbe majority to say whioh or thd two is the most deserv ing. Let's have no hard feelings about the matter, but adjust it amicably. TO TIIE SATISFACTION OF ALL. From New Berne Journal. Josephus Daniels, editor of the STATE CHftONioLis, called on us yesterday. He is as clever and popular as ever, and looks as if hard work for the Democracy agrees with him. He will be a candidate before the Legislature for re-election to the office of State Printer, a position which he has filled to the oatigfaction cf all. 1 1 . ....In order to shorten the time bo tween Raleigh and Wilson, and points North via the Atlantic Coast Line, there has bet n arranged a quick schedule via Wilson aud Selma. tonuecting at Wilson with the train for Petersburg. Richmond, Washington, New York and all points East. Through coaches will be run be tween Wilson and Raleigh and Puliman Palace Sleeping Cars between Wilson and Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New Vork. At the meeting of the Superintendent of the Graded Schools of the State, held in Raleigh last week. Prof. W. A. Blair, of Winston, was made President, and Prof. E. W. Kennedy, of Durham, Secretary. Excellent selections! FOR STATE PRINTER. The Majority of the Editors Favor Jose phus Daniels, Editor of the Chronicle. We publish below extracts from the ar ticles of a number of newspapers in the Altate srivimr their views as to tneir prerer- ?nces for State Printer. In this connec tion we take occasion to thank our breth ren of the press for their valuable and cordial support DEBT OF GRATITUDE. From Smithfleld Herald. The Chronicle is without doubt the best weekly paper in the State. The Demo cratic party of North Carolina owes a debt of gratitude to Joseptaus Daniels, the young and versatile editor, for the vv.li.ant services rendered in the late campaign. The Legislature will pay this debt by elect ing him State Printer again for the next two years. A DECIDED LEANINtJ. From Clinton Caucasian The Caucasian nominates Josephus Dan iels for re-election to the position of State Printer. The State Chronicle and the News and Observer are both candidates for the State Printing. Both papers have held the position and both have done ex cellent work for the party, but the Cau casian has a decided leaning towards the talented and energetic Josephus Daniels. ' FOUK.MOST IN THE FIGHT. From Washington Gazette Mr. Josephus Daniels is a candidate for State Printer. He oas served one term very acceptably, and his paper has been always foremost in the fight for Democ racy, and the fruits of his labors have been manifold. The Legislature can do no better than to re-elect josephus Daniels WILL REPRESENT IIIS PEOPLE. (From Sanford Express.) The Senator from Randolph and Moore counties will represent his people by vot ing for Capt. Alexander for Uuited States Senator and Mr. Josephus Daniels for State Printer. That is his ticket he tells us. We hope Mr. Blue will do likewise. SPLENDID WORK FOR MOCRACY. THE DE- (From Wilson Advance ) The people of this section are solid for the re-election of Mr. Josephus Da dels as State Printer. They recognize the splen did work he has done for the cause of De mocracy and there s 'mi one opinion and that is that Joj-phvis fiauieli should be rO elciod -- EFFECT I AL CAMPAIGN WORK. From Maxton Union. Mr. Josephus Daniels, the present in cumbent, aspires for the same (tosition, and we may be pardoned for saying, we hope the Legislature will re elect him. For he has done his work well, as he does all toings with which he has to do, as evi denced by the effectual work done by the Chronicle iu the late campaign. BE.ST WEEKLY IN TIIE STATE. From Harnett Courier. The Chronicle is without doubt the best weekly paper in the State. The Demo cratic party of North Carolina owes a debt of gratitude to Josephus Daniels, the youug and versatile editor, for the vali ant services rendered in the "late campaign. The Lpgiih,ttir-ij will pay this debt by eietin,f him State Printer again for the next two years. -- QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. From Clinton Caucasian 1 Who will be President of iho Atlantic Coast Line? Lcsn't know. Who will be United States Senator? iant snow. Who will be Public Printer? Josephus Daniels. DID GREAT WORK. (From H;k i-omf. Enterprise.) Joiophus Daniels.the present State Prin ter, is a candidate for re election. Th s gentleman did great work for his party during the last campaign and deserves all he can get at the ha-clu of the General As sembly. W wish him success. FUI LY ENTITLED TO RE-ELECTION. Frm, Blavleu rieacor-. We are unqualifiedly in favor of the re election of Josephus Daniels, editor of the State Chronicle, for Public Punter. It is a sound Democratic custom to give a public official a second term when he dis charges the duties of his office satisfacto rily. No fault can be found with the work done by Mr. Daniels during his present t rm. He has discharged his du ties faithfully, and is fully entitled to a second term. He was once a iilass-mte of the writer and he Ijnows him to be an "itoue-t high toned christian gentleman. ll;e Legislature could not do better than to elect him Public Printer for the next term. - - TIIE IAN FOR RE-ELECTION. From the Wilmington Star. Two yearn ago the Star was favorable to the election of the late Major Peter M. Hale as Public Printer of North Carolina. He was R xcLUseR the ablest of North Carolina editors, living or dead, and had reudered the State unequalled service in many campaigns. He deserved recogni tion at the hands of the party. Sadly broken iu health he needed the aid whih the State Printing would, b.ve given him. But there was a Pharoah who knew not 4oeph. The legislature thought proper to bestow the oflice on quite a young man, Mr. Josephus Daniels, editor of the Ral eigh ChronIcle. We regretted the deci sion, not because Mr. Daniels was not de serving, but because we distiked to see gross ingratitude aud that would neglect u old. faithful, able servant ai.dabandon him at a time when he actually needed employment and its emoluments. Mr. Daniels has done the work well to which he was elected. He is a young man of merit, of ability, of devotion to the Democratic party. He certainly is as competent every way after two years ex perience as Public Printer to discharge faithfully and satisfactorily its duties as he was when elected to the office. There is no question of his ability to meet his obligations. We have not heard one word of complaint 43 to any failure or neglect on hhi part to perform the duties of the ofnee. He is two years older, with the experience of those two valuable years He has rendered efficient, earnest service in behalf of his party. Whether or not he has really eclipsed all other editors, as some of his gushing eulogists say, in the Stato, in the value of his discussious in behalf of genuine Democracy, and in the importance of services rendered to the party in the recent campaign, is what we cannot conscientiously affirm. He may or may not have done this. It is certain he gave the people a stirring, able campaign paper, and did much to help reclaim the Fourth District and elect Mr. Bunn over Nichols, the man who is celebrated in Washington as having spoken an hour in the House of R -preventatives to three persons and a sleeping darky. We hope Mr. Daniels may bo re sleeted to the office of State Printer. He has done nothing to forfeit his claims upon it, but has, by two years service in behalf of good, hon&t government, increased his pretensioas and his ability to meet all tho ('rounds of the office upon him, DESERVES TO BE RE-ELECTED. Charlotte Democrat. We learn with pleasure that Mr. Jose phr Daniels is a candidate for re election to the position of State Printer. Mr. Dan iels is a true Democrat and has done val iaut service for the cause of Democracy on the stump and with his pen as editor of the State Chronicle. He deserves to be re-elected, and we trust the members of the Legislature will show their apprecia tion of his valuably services. DESERVES RE-0NITON. From Lexington Dispatch. Mr. Jcsephus Daniels, the Public Print er, has made a competent and efficient officer, and has fully justified the expecta tions of his friends who supported him for the positiou two years ago. His services to the State and the Democratic party as a journalist deserve recognition at the hands of the party. It is hoj'd that he will be re-elected to the place that he bas filled so acceptably during the past two years. HAS DONE NOIILE WORK FOR TIIE PARTY. From Beaufort Record. The Record takes great pleasure in re commending the editor of t he State Ciiri in icle for re-election as Public Printer. We know of no one iu the State more entitled to that position than the young, pushing, brilliant journalist. Josephus Daniels. He has done noble worn, for the party aud it is but just that he should be rewarded. AN ABLE CAMPAIGN PAPER. From Murfreesboro Index. Mr. Josephns Daniels, editor of the Ral eigh -tate Chronicle is a candidate for re-election as Public Printer for the State. Mr. Daniels has held the position for the past two years and has performed the du ties of the office with credit to himself and the State. The State Chronicle has been an aide campaign paper and has done all in its power for the promotion of the De mocratic cause. OIKJHT TO BE RE-ELECTED. Kinston Free Press. Our good friend, Mr. Josephus Daniels, editor of that sterling Democratic piper, the Raleigh Chronicle, decidedly the best campaign paper in the State, iu our opin ion, is a candidate for re-election. He has made a faithful, efficient officer and certainly ought to be re-elected, as we le live he will be. We feel no hesitancy in saying that we believe that nearly all of the leading Democrats in this section de sire his re-election. TO TIIE SATISFACTION OF ALL From Washington Progress. Josephus Daniels, editor of the State Chronicle, is a candidate for re-election for the positiou of Public Printer. He hits held that office before aud as far as we have learned to the satisfaction of all. He is a native of our town, and is a young man of talent, and while we would not take any part in any fight over ihi- office, for that is not our business, yet we think it in place to say that his paper, among others, did good work iu the i.-- t campaign. ENDORSED BY H.V WOOD. Frojn Wiiynesville Courier. josephus Daniels, editor of the State Chronicle, is a candidate foe re-election to the office of State Printer. Mr. Iianiers is a young mau of energy and entorprise and, as editor of the Chron'.clv, hr.. labor ed with untiring zeal, io? the success of the Democratic, pasty during the campaign just closed. He has filled the position of State Printer with credit to himself and to the complete satisfaction of his consti tuents. His re-election will be sure to meet with the approbation of the Haywood Democracy. A POWER N THE STATE. Pittsboro Home Mr. Josephus Daniels is one of the bright est and best young men of the Srte. He writes in graceful style, and with a quick and full comprehension of the subject. He lias ro.adp tae State Chronicle a power in the State bold, honest, reliable and thor oughly Democratic. Two years ago he was made State printer. He has done the work well and promptly. Bro Daniels wants the position aain. We see no good reason why the legislature should not give his claims a most favorable consieleration. BEST CA3IIAI;N PAI'EK. From Concord Times. Mr. Josephus Daniels, editor of the State Chronicle, is again candidate for Public Printer of the State. It affords us great pleasure to advocate his re-election. His paper during the campaign did most elec tive wort. He mauw it one of the oest campaign paper that lished ia North Carol) has ever been pub- Carolina. No doubt the ve-iult of the State election was due as much to the Chronicle and its able editor as to any oilier cause, (except, ot course. Eaves aud his little circulars). We have naught to say in d traction of Mr. Daniels competitor, but Mr. Daniels h;us made a most excellent ofliccr, and should bo re tained at least one more term.. NO .M AN HAS BETTER C LAIMS. from Gastonia Gazette. Josephus Daniels, Esq , editor of the State Chronicle, is urged for re election as State Printer. If zealous and effectual work in the late campaign is an argument to be taken into account, certainly no man can lay lettr claims to the position than Mr. Daniels. The State Chronicle has collected a very large amount of informa tion, ou several occasions, for v.hieh we believe nearly every paper in the State, regardless of party, u more or less indebt ed to it. C R E AT P A RT IN FLU EN' C E . vFrom McDowell Hucle.) Every one admires the ability, tfet, vim, pluck and energy displayed by our Irieiai Josephus Daniels 01 the State Chronicle. The Chronicle wielded a great influence for good, iu a party sense, and published some of the ablest and most logical docu ments during the campaign. A SLIGHT REWARD, Extract from private Letter. I sincerely hope you will succeed your self as Public Printer. It would be but a flight reward for valuable services in be half of a white man's government. A SOUND DEMOCRATIC PAPER. From Nashville Argonaut We aro in favor of the re-election of Jo eephus Daniels as Public Printer. He was elected two years ago, and if lhj duties of the position have not been faithfully per lormed we have never heard of it. He is a young man of fine ability, of the Inquest moral character, and as tho editor of the Statk Chronicle has given us a sound Democratic paper, aud has done able bat tling for tbe cause of Democracy In say ing this we do not disparage others, but simply express what all know to be true. His two years experience as State Printer renders him familiar with the duties of the position and the better qualified to discharge them. Others may be ai deserv ing, but some one should be found more deserving to justify a change, and we think that will be impossible. We can see no propriety in taking the printing from him and giving It to some one else. We are satisfied that the interests of the State would not be promoted thereby. MOST AGGRESSIVE NI fn i i i, PIUSlNi;. 11 " From Siinford F..vp'-t.i.-sj Two years ago the mi;,. , , Mr. Josephus Daniels, editor of ih . Chronicle, as Public Prino.-r. v. '.',. ed his election th-ii, :u l we are s, to favor his re election, no - , ;v ., two years of expeia-M. . . u!,'". in which official i j -.-f j r . ju. ,. . with ability and 'i-.-l-.iy.'l'.u't !u-r '" '. the people of tin- .-i re llllr. or .' , ablest, boldest and Dvtnoei . . ly papers, th" Chuomci.e. Mi. Ii.,. ought to Oo continued in office. Vv , excellent reasons: he has the e.xr-erie-and ability and he do.-ei v-s the ni) ,. The able work of the Chronicle t : mocracy in the -ith :oiigre.iotial l;l, , , is clearly manifested Two years district appeared to be aian'st hop, . Republican aud John Nichols T;- ' Congress with an overwhelming ma ,,r. . His election was a di-5-"-;u-e and c;d.o.-' to the district. The Cii!t..u.xE too,. I. ' to task, determined t hat lie should i. , turn to 'ontrress a tusio with th scrupulous out irifuenti.il domauoue no child's p'.y. The C?iunht.k ,: ; him with sinirnlar sagcity and eour. ,-. he is defeated, the oi .rict i- overwt.c- '. ingly Democratic and in our judi-m- : owes its restoration to a large i xr, :. , the Chromclk newspaper. But the wholesome, inllueiiee of ; ; ... Chronicli: is not eouiirxi t o t!;t loci' It is a State paper, and dicin- the ,,'.! campaign, it was th" most lu'i.'tv i . . ,: ! enterprising paper in State poiii j, .... t;, .. has come from the Capital iu e.c-,. made the Radicals howl. So high, r, ;. gy can be given a Democratic new. -pa:.. : iu the State, than to say the Rao were afraid of it. We In. p.- and b. 1 the incoming Legislat ure will re-ehct V. Daniels, State Printer, because of his . r nent service to the party . The ( 'hiihn;, is strong, it can be trusted, and i: !.'. :., ought to heartily sustaiu it. - . IT FOi:;ilT .MANFFLLY. From Columbus Record. As with mental vision we .-cm t ':. telhcfual ii: 1 ! of North Caio'ina t,, ,.: tinguish those who. outstripiu their ;. . lows in the race of life, stand :.;rh i;i l relief as mightiest iu a giant foi'e.-t, ,,r. souls swell with patriotic pul.- a- the e'- rests upon one who, thouuh a ru n- in years, is the compeer hi- i.r. '.. ren in intellectual ;:it-i. :.; s ..ml tj whom no man iu our S:a . ui r pr- : uelit in thu profes-ion h cl; in- I a poused. Such an one is ; he . our . ;,, i -Christian editejt i.f the St.vie Ciiromi. :., . Josephus Daniels Almost without assistance he pluck and energy risen to an enoij.-ii seldom attained by one so yo'Mig n,.,;. -i any circumstance.-. ; nd v. ith n jH.s.-e.-the unbounded conti ier, e an 1 t-.u-ein i his aequ o titances . Ann no- as the Legislature will convene, upon which v; '.1 ,- v, i! v.-th" '. .' . of selecting a Public Printer, the II, - rises to express irs pivfereuo- for him : : the position. Though ih- entire pres.- ' the State- rought ma-itu !y i..-r whit, premacy n i tie la; eat'ipui-rn. .-t i, . did more valiant .. i tV. dual s r. -, the State Chronicle. ani if tel.;. . : measure of iewaiJ. no one is m.wv .!e: ing than Josephus Dauiel j. He ha.- if.' itabjy filled tin; position for the l,i-t i years and, it elected, as we h ce n,. d... . tie will be, he will act in the fi. ;!:. as . the past and no n!ii could ask m n-. - . ; CONTI N I E HIM IN OFFICE From Salisbury Hera .i Mr. Josephus Daiiicis. dit.r of . State Chronicle, is ag.tin a c m liii o : re-election as Public Prinu r, ;-'al C... -A. Ashe, owner of theMews oh , , lis also ti candidate. Both p..pei ,. !, staunchly I mocratie. I..ih euta-n.. i, , runy competent to .ischar.-v the ! ; devolving upon the Print, r. a,:.i - . selection of either would v.'ive : is !'.-..? to the po.-ple of the Stale Whiu- Herald is friendly to both cata'i ! o, .- . . more partial to the claims of Mi. i' lt !- , We have known him for a nun Ivr . f - a and there is not within the ,-ir, i . : aequaimanc" f young roar, i.j m-.-e . : I gy, ability, or one who has done neat ;, j the cause of Democracy. The Legisiatu- will do well to continue mm in oi;i..-e f mother two years. OFIt C AMIII) TE. From News of t i.f,rI The News of Oxfotd has o: , , didatt-s to offer to the I-rgi.-.i.-.t 1;; first is Josephus Dar.i'''.- of :ie I 1 ing. Democratic tatk t Hit" : Public Printer, aud Wi uor, V I.. very a iuaplished and true hi a. editor t the Western Sent iucl. r K glossing Clerk. These two pap :s '!, , each a large circu'aMon and h-ie : . much good to the eaos; of em ae; . effective work is a criterion to ." !.y v Danitls is entitled to succeed -ams, I: State Printer. He has been a tr-,,..! a: faithful steward and there is no , displacing him. Mr. L;t:g ! ( 1 ,!' good tight, has kpt the t'ann "a I make a superb Engrossing ( let!,. DESERVES V ELL OF -TIH-: I Altil From News of Oxford. Among the papers of the M .to that !. brave and noble work in the last wuap:ii..' the Statk CiiuttNKLi: st.inds hi i',. rank. Josephus Daniels, i's b:-i.;nt m j fearless ed to:-,nej- iviax-.d his waU. ness and fought iUe whin- mat Km li the bitter end. Ho i.- an uncoi.-,,!:,!-foe of negroism and white re-a ad, and deserves well of his inn v. He K the-State Capital, weii t'q-; p, .-,1 f,,r business, and should succeed Km- h State Printer. He did as mu, h o.v, ., gaining victory- for the Democracy a other man iu the Mate. His i::ii."-a:ei purse were at tlie disposal of has p-c aud 110 man sui pa.-scil him i:i ; . for Democratic victory. Tfl the Chroniclf, and t in- i if, ' f a B. Broughton, is due in an emiae: a K:, the defeat of John Nichols. We are for Daniels for Mate P.-iiitera the Lfgisl.jMire will honor its -K : . :.:. ing him THE II EST DEMOCRATIC I'Xt'i IN I II i: STAT!.. From the Frai.kiin Pre.-.-Jo-ephus Daniels. 1,j , w:.; ., c .1. date before the Lcfiis.'.ii are At m to the oflice of Public Printer. II. I a- ia the OiTice one tcitn and i:.;tar ii;. !- a an endorsement of his aoaiK which has lieen clean, open ;.! : He is editor O:' the oest Demo. !. , in the State, "i.d . 'Ui? that una 1 hands of tho party. So far learned he will Lave no oppo:- a. unanimous re election would t 1 . ;-ia, :.s it won Id lx de-serving. .. - . - WHAT ANOTHER MVist'U' .M VN THIN lS. 1.1.-- From troldsbiuo Arti -. Th" Argus is glad to learn taa 1 lo.aii, . Josephus Daniels, of the m vr -. in: 1 .1 CLE, :. likely to e re lede-l Mate iv a4,-; . He ha-J done tne work web for tia pa.-t two years. Moreover, his pa: :. . ; e State Chronicle has done s iendai sv vice in the recent campaign "Kvay. fre-K interesting, instructive aud bo:d,"it aK'u thousands of votes to the DcmiA-ratie tol umn. Its exposure of John .Nichols over a year ago paved the way for the .-.pleiidi 1 triumph of Bunn anil made it possible redeem the Metropolitan District. l"t these reasons, among many others, t la Argus is for "Joe. Daniels" .-'.. last and always.