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ESTABLISHED 1877. lOSEPIU'S DANIELS. - Editor. RALEIGH, N. O., SEPT. 20, 1S89. Public Office is a Family Koost. Well, when we look around and see what is being done in this State under Mr. Har rison, we are Inlljr convinced that the saying is akin to gospel truth. tJreens boro North State Republican. SAMUEL SULLIVAN COX. No men have ever been so much misun derstood and misrepresented as the North ern Democrats. From 1859 to 1876, in a hopeless minority, they contended for the faith delivered by Jefferson and kept in its purity by Jackson. Denounced as traitors and secessionists at home, mis trusted and abused by Democrats in the South, they departed not an iota from Democratic principles but stood for them eyen the more firmly amid oppression, distrust and denunciation. History does not afford a sublimer spectacle than that presented by the faithful Democrats of the North who in the cruel days of trial and hate manifested an unwavering devo tion to the Constitution. Their motto was to do right, trust in God, in truth and the people. They warned against sectionalism and negrophilistic fanaticism before the war and predicted that it would end in blood. In the words of the la mented Sun Set Cox: "They could not, in thought or action, allow the supremacy of tho national gov ernment without its own sphere, or with in the reserved rights of the States. They held that between the National and State powers there was no necessary conflict; that each jurisdiction was the complement of the other: and that both were vital narts of that political system under whose admirable distribution and adjust ment of powers the people of the United States had enjoyed for so many years the most beneficent government that ever ex isted. They did not believe that there was anv inherent detect or want or wis dom or foresight in its founders, nor that we had outgrown its provisions, nor that it was behind the age. This statement of the Democratic doc trine and belief of Northern Democrats by Mr. Cox, and his able presentation of the views and attitude of Northern Democrats during the war and during Reconstruction have won for him the gratitude of all patriotic men. His recent death recalls his own consistent course throughout his entire public life. He illus trated in his life his belief that the party of constitutional limitations, strict con struction, State sovereignty and Federal unity was indispensable to honest and united government. He has put on record in his "Three Decades of Federal Legisla tion" the reasons for the faith for which he always contended. That book is mainly devoted to a defense of the position of Northern Democrats. It is strong and convincing and establishes their right to the gratitude of all lovers of a Constitu tional government. If Mr. Cox had no other claim to the grateful recollection of his countrymen, that book would be suffi cient. But he has many claims many more than the limits of this article will permit us to state. Probably no man has lived in the North who so well understood the spirit of the ku klux klan as Mr. Cox. He had no sym pathy with the crimes that sometimes were committed and he inveighed earnest lv upon the floor of the House against them and against all such secret organiza tions. Some of his criticisms of the klan in the "Three Decades" would not be pleasant reading for some of those who belonged to it, but they would be obliged to respect his candor and to admire his spirit of fairness in dealing with the ques tion. Mr. Cox plead for moderation on the part of Congress in dealing with the members of that order inveighed against the intolerable burdens which the ignor ance, bribery, and corruption of legisla tures in the South had heaped upon the States. He took the ground that indefen sible as were many of the acts of the ku klux that they were the legitimate out come of the policy of vindictive legislation enacted by the Republicans. And he was right. He had the wisdom to see the true inwardness of Southern affairs. The ku klux klan was not a voluntary but an in voluntary organization. The placing of a proud people at the mercy of an ignorant race organized in the Union League, setting up a vindictive military supervision of suffrage and courts martial, and repeated attempts to affront and humiliate the South brought forth the organization of the ku-klux. In a speech in Congress against the Force bill, Mr cox reviewed tne nistory ot sucu organi zations as the ku-klux in Europe. He compared the ku-klux to the Carbonari (char-coal burners) of Italy. Their ritual was framed in a wild language. Their object was to wreak vengeance on their political oppressors. Their remoteness in the mountains was a protection to their secrecy. Their symbolic motto was "Re venge upon the wolves who devour the lambs." From rude huts in Italy they swelled to seven hundred thousand under the oppression of their rulers. People of education joined them. After 1819 they joined the Republicans of France. Men like Lafayette even joined the society. It was a dark and constant protest against despotism and in favor of liberty. Mr. Cox argued that these orders sought to overthrow present ills without a thought of the worse ills that may come. They work for destruction with a generous self sacrifice worthy of a better and more open mode and cause, l hey are always signs of reckless discontent and evidences of bad government. In spite of reason and history, continued Mr. Cox, Congress goes on piling severity upon coercion as if it designs to make the South one great pro test, secret, armed and dangerous, against all authority. His plea for moderation which we have iust read in his "Three Decades" for a second time was truly eloquent and prophetic, and showed him to be a wise and patriotic states man . During all the Reconstruction legis lation Mr. Cox opposed vindictive leg islation, urged measures of conciliation, and sought to secure a peaceable and Con stitutional Reconstruction. The South was ever grateful to him for bis broad national views and for his devo tion to the Constitution. His death at this time is peculiarly sad to us. The Repub licans in the next House will doubtless at tempt the passage of a law on the order of the Force bill. They declare that they will secure Congressional supervision of elections. This would be an infringement of the rights of the States, and according to Mr. Carlisle unconstitutional. We will need Mr. Cox there to bring to bear his brilliant sarcasm, his weighty logic re lieved by his fund of humor, and his rea diness at repartee to prevent the passage of such a law. But his seat will be vacant, and others will rise to fight the battle for Democratic principles and measures. We have not space to refer but in pass ing to Mr. Cox's many speeches against Protection, and his steadfast advocacy of an honest revenue tariff. In the last cam paign we published in the Chronicle ex tracts from his speech delivered on the Mills bill. It was as wise as it was witty. The secret of the political success of Mr. Cox is to be found in the fact that he be lieved in the honesty and wisdom of the people, and never betrayed their interests. We imagine that he often quoted as his motto the words of Lord Byron: "Tt. is not, that I adulate the neonle: Without me there are demogogues enough, And infidels to pull down every steeple, And set un in their stead some common stuff, I do not know I wish men to be free, As much from mobs as kings from you as ME. Mr. Cox was a native of Ohio. His father was an editor and an influential man in State politics, and was Clerk of the Court fourteen years. His grand father was a member of Congress and a friend of Thomas Jefferson. He was a sterline and uncompromising Democrat and in his will he "desired his children and his children's children to remember that their inheritance was the result of Demo cratic institutions, as he expected nis namesake and executor, Samuel Sullivan Cox, to sustain those institutions in their Democratic form and tenor with ballot and bullet." His maternal grandfather was Judge Samuel Sullivan who was State Treasurer, He grew up among the ablest men of the bar of Central Ohio, and was petted by them. He then went to school at the Ohio University. Afterwards he went to Brown University. His father had a large family and Mr. Cox worked hard to pay his own way through the University. He carried off the highest prizes. Mr Cox was an indefatigable worker. He once gave this explanation of his abili ty to accomplish so much: I began my life in a County Clerk's office, and I there learned good business habits. My college days were spent at Brown University under Dr. Wayland, the man who wrote the political economy. Dr. Wayland was a great advocate of ex haustive thought analysis, and he made his students analyze everything they took Up. Under mm i learned anaiyuc tnins- mg, and this l round oi great advantage to myself in after years. When I began a debate on the floor of the House l saw tne end of my speech before I said the first word, everything fitted itself to its proper place, and I did not repeat, as is often done. When I studied Blackstone after leaving college, by the aid of my training in analysis, 1 found tnat l could repeat almost the whole of it in my own language, and since tht n, throughout the whole of my life, I have found analysis and system of the greatest advantage. After leaving college, Mr. Cox read law, but did not like it. After a visit to Eu rope, he purchased the Columbus States man which was the Democratic organ in that section. In compliance with his grandfather's admonition and his own convictions he was an able expounder of Democratic doctrine and gained reputation as an editor and an originator of strong ideas. He accepted a position as Secretary of Legation in Peru and spent a few months in that country. It was while editor of this paper that he earned the sobriquet of Sun-Set by which he has been known to thousands of his countrymen. This origi nated from his description of a sunset. The "Sun-Set" article is as follows: What a stormful sunset was that of last night! How glorious the storm and how splendid the setting of the sun ! We do not remember ever to have seen the like on our round globe. The scene opened in the west with a whole horizon full of golden, inter-penetrating lustre, which col ored the foliage and brightened every ob ject in its own rich dyes. The colors grew deeper and richer, until t he golden lustre was transfused into a storm-cloud full of fierce lightning, which leaped in dazzling zigzags all around and over the city. The wind arose with fury; the slen der shrubs and giant trees made obesiance to its majesty, borne even snapped be- fore its force The strawberry beds and grass plots "turned up their whites" to see Zephyrus march by. As tho rain came, and the pools formed, and the gut ters hurried away, thunders roared grand ly and the firebells caught the excitement and rung with hearty chorus. The south and east received copious showers,and the west all at once brightened up in a long. polished belt of azure worthy of a Sicillian sky. Presently a cloud appeared in the azure belt, in the form of a castellated city. It became more vivid, revealing strange forms of peerless fanes and alabaster tem ples, and glories rare and grand in this mundane sphere. It reminded us of Word worth's splendid verso in his "Excursion": The appearance instantaneously disclosed Was of a miartty city, boldly say A wilderness of buildings, sinking far Anu sell withdrawn into a wondrous depth, Far sinking into splendor without end 1 But the city vanished, only to give place to another isle, where the most beautiful storms of foliage appeared, imaging a paradise in the distant and purified air. The sun, wearied of the elemental commotion, sank behind the green plains of the west. The "great eye in heaven," however, went not down without a dark bow hanging over its de parting light. The rich flush of the un earthly light had passed and the rain had ceased; when the solemn church-bells pealed, the laughter of children loud and joyous after the storm is heard with the carol of bir is; while the forked and pur ple weapon of the sky still darted illumination around the Starling College, trying to rival its angles and leap into its dark windows. At the age of 32 he was elected to Congress, and from that time with the ex ception of five years was continuously a member up to the day of his death. Du ring Mr. Cleveland's administration he was minister to Turkey. We have already spoken at length of his public service. It is not only as a statesman that Mr. Cox deserves to be remembered. He was an author as well, and a popular one. His first book was "The Buckeye Abroad," written when he went to Europe as a young man. Besides other literary works he wrote the following books: "Eight Years in Congress," published in ISOj; "Search for Winter Sunbeams," in 1870; Why We Laugh," iu 1877; "Free Land and Free Trade," in 1880; "Arctic Sun beams," in 1882; and m the same year "Orient Sunbeams." His latest, most valu able and critical work "Three Decades of Federal Legislation" was published in 1885. His death was peaceful and painless. He had returned but a short time from a trip West at ellowstoue Park. ills last words wero to his wife who was devo ted to him. She was an heiress, and the freedom from pecuniary trouble was of great value to him iu giving him leisure and ability to pursue his literary work. DEATH OF DR. ROBEY In the death of Rev. W. M. Robey, D.D., pastorofSt PaulM.E church, at Go! Jsboro, last Saturday, the Methodist church loses its brainiest and most profound preacher. He was a native of Yadkin county and was nearly 57 years old. He joined the North Carolina Conference in 1800 and has been preacher, editor and teacher since. For eight years he was President of Daven port Female College and afterwards Pres ident of Jonesboro High School. He had filled many important stations in the North Carolina Conference and was rec ognized as one of its strongest men. lie was a man of scholarship, accurate in his knowledge, Calhoun-like in his logic, had an elegant diction, and wrote with a trenchant Carlyle-like pen. As a preacher, he declared the whole counsel of God. He preached His love, His mercy, His jus tice. He was at times truly eloquent and was always able and strong. We have heard him often and we never heard him preach a poor sermon. Among the few really great sermons it has been our priv ilege to hear, one by Dr. Robey on "The Resurrection" several years ago, stands out as the equal of the best. It took him upwards of an hour and a quarter to de liver it. It was a perfect sermon and the interest was sustained throughout We never heard Bishop Atkinson on that theme, but if in his prime he could have preached a sermon of equal lawyer-like power and elegance of diction, he is the only man who has lived in the State in our day who could do it. There was much of the Thomas Carlyle in DR. kobey, out more sweetness ot spirit that the sage of Craiggenputtock possessed. He reflected much, had his humors and his moods and much of hi harshness m denouncing shams and pre tences. He had not an abundance of tact and was not quick to make friends. But the friends he did make forgot his abruptness and were devoted to him. Those who knew him best loved him most. The people of Goldsboro always apprect ated him and are sorrowful that never more will they be blessed by his faithful ministrations. As a teacher DR. kobey insisted upon thoroughness. He despised mere show of acquirement, and emphasized accuracy. As an editor Dr. Robey was at his best in controversy. He was strong and vig orous, if not always wise and discreet He had strong convictions and his writings were often truly V words that burn." He wrote easily and with elegance and force, He was always honest and outspoken, and could make his words burn and sting, as well as please and instruct. There was this peculiarity about Dr. Robey that made him differ from all men we have known: As a speaker, he was always wise and discreet and no matter how widely a man differed with him, his utterances gave no offence. But with his pen he was sometimes indiscreet and wrote things that gave offence which fie would not have given utterance to in a speech. He understood the use of satire and invective which he employed with telling effect against an adversary. This is a danger ous talent and because of it he was often misunderstood and criticized. But no critic was severe when once he came to know Dr. Robey's intense love for Truth and Honesty and his martyr-like devotion to what he conceived to be right. But thi3 noble and brave man of great brain, pure life, acd true heart is no more. He never was moved by unworthy motives, and at his grave all admit his great ability and his deep piety. God rest his soul ! His life was one of conflict and battle. He has won the victory, and gone up to re ceive hi3 crown and his palm from Him who was and is his Captain. The African Baptist Association and Af rican Methodist Conference of the States west of Indiana have passed resolutions to the effect that "our brethren have been murdered by the thousands in the South, and something must be done to put a stop to this crime against God and humanity." Congress is appealed "to enact such laws as will at once and for ever do away with the injustice suffered by our people in the South." They also recommend "a general exodus from the South" of the colored people "to the rich, cheap and fertile lands of the great North west." It is a Republican scheme to make the new States certainly Republican. It will be remembered that it was to Dr. W. R. Wood, the newly elected Super intendent of the Insane Asylum, to whom Judge Walter Clark addressed his letter last year stating that his name would not be before the convention as a candidate for Governor. GREAT LUTHERAN GATHERING. The Lutheran United Synod to Meet in Wilmington. The General Body of the Evangelical Lutheran Church South, is to meet in St. Paul's Lutheran church, Rev. F. W. E. Peschau. pastor, Wilmington, in Novem ber . The Va., S. W. Ya., N. C, S. C, Ga., Tenn., Miss, and Holston Synod of East Tennessee will be represented. Mid dle Tennessee and Florida will also likely be represented. Besides this there will be representa tives of the two Northern General Bodies, known as "The General Synod," and "The General Council," which number 1,800 ministers, 2,914 congregations and nearly ONE HALF MILLION MEMBERS. The Western and Northwestern great General Bodies that number over one half million members will not be repre sented. The are 1,032,103 Lutherans in the Synods of the United States. - The High Point Enterprise says that Mr. W. S. Chadwick, the new President of the A. & N. C. R. R. is a self-made man and is woith 100,000. THE GOVERNOR'S POSITION. fter the new appointments as Direct ors of the Insane Asylum were made, the Chronicle stated that "as well as can be ascertained up to the hour of going to press the new Board stands six to three in favor of the removal of tho Superintend ent of the Asylum." Much has been sought to be made out of this utterance of the Chronicle, and certain enemies of his have attacked the Governor about it, and written as if the Governor had au thorized the above statement which ap peared in tho Chronicle. We wish emphatically to state, for the benefit of those who do not know the poli cy ot tins paper, tnat tne statement re ferred to was inspired and written by the editor and based upon his own informa tion. It was in no way suggested by the Gcvernor and he did not know anything of it until it was printed. While we have a very high regard for the Governor, we would not let him or any other man write editorials for the Chronicle or inspire them. The fact is that on the day after the Chronicle was printed, upon our calling at the Executive office, the Gov ernor said: "Mr. Daniels: I have ex pressed to no ono any opinion about the guilt or innocence of Dr. Grissom. No one has been authorized to make any statement for me in regard to it. My views must be ascertained from my acts and words." Afterwards and we re member it distinctly for it is the only time that Governor Fowle has called on us since he has been Governor he c ailed at our gate and asked us to take a walk with him. We walked down to Bledsoe's grove and the railroad, and tho Governor stated that he had reduced to writing his position in regard to the asylum matter in the form of a letter, written after con versation with Mr. Womack, and he wished us to see it, for it expressed his views. He handed us the letter, of which the following is a copy : State of North Carolina, Executive Department, Raleigh, Aug. 17, 1889. R. H. Smith, Esq., Chairman Ex. Commit tee of N. C. Insane Asylum: Sir: Owing to resignations and new appointments the personnel of the Board of Directors has very much changed since the last meeting. I have appointed on the Board four gen tlemen with no one of whom had I any personal interview before their commis sions were issued, and no one of whom do I believe will knowingly do an illegal act. Yet circumstances are such that I deem it right to say to you, and ask you to say to the Board, that it is iu times of great ex citement that a patriot and good citizen best shows his love for his country by the strictest adhesion to the law. My judg ment is settled that it is better to suffer a great inconvenience for a time than to trample the law under foot. The only instructions I shall give the Board is to do nothing which it believes to be of doubtful legality; but, within the law, do that which it may deem best for the State; but, above all, let its action be so stated upon the record that the courts may give redress in case it is mistaken and justice may be thus maintained. Very respectfully, (Signed) Dan'l G." Fowle, A true copy, Governor.' S. F". Telfair, Private Secretary. We requested the Governor to give us a copy for publication, and he said that if he concluded to publish it the Chronicle should have it. We have since understood that the Govern'-r, on th next day, called upon the members of the Council of State who were in th'1 vity to advise him as to its publication Only "l Saunders arid Treas. Bain wen; present, suggested that the letu-r published at th-'tiru-', a Col. Saunders should not be ; hough he ap Bain thought proved of it. I heasl likewise. Thereupon the letter to Mr H 11 ::kr Governor sent mith, Chairman of the Board, to whom it was directed, and we are assured by the Private Secretary that this is the first copy of it that he has given to the press or any one. The above is stated in justice to Gov ernor Fowle. So far as the Chronicle is concerned it "totes its own skillet," and is the organ of nobody. Our readers know that whenever the Governor or any other public officer makes a mistake we do not hesitate to criticize. They a!so know that we are equally as ready to applaud. That has been the policy of the Chronicle in the past that is its policy to-day and that wiil forever be its policy. DR. Y. A. HAMMOND Denies Having Furnished Money to Prosecute Dr. Grissnm. From Durham Globe. Washington, Sept. 16. (Special.) Meet ing Dr. William A. Hammond this room ing your representative called his atten tion to a newspaper clipping which alleged that Dr. Eugene Grissom, until yesterday the Superintendent of the Raleigh Iusane Asylum, had in a recent pamphlet charged that the money, or at least part of it, necessary to prosecute the recent investi gation against him had been furnished by Dr. Hammond. The latter gentleman said "This asser tion is on a par with many others to which 1 had to call attention several years ago. It is absolutely devoid of truth for 1 have never directly or indirectly contributed one c nt toward the object in question. I congratulate the State of North Carolina that she has at length put the seal of dis approbation on this man. She has shown herself quite able to do it without assist ance from me. But at the same time I am free to say that knowing what I do of Giissom's true character it would have given me great pleasure to have contribut ed by any means in my power to the suc cess of so just a cause as that which has just terminated in his downfall." This language is word for word as Dr. Ham mond gave it. Solomonic Chunks ot Wisdom to a Dis satislied Poor Girl. J. II. Mills. A poor young girl wrote to Mr. J. H. Mills, of the Baptist Orphanage, for a po sition as teacher. There was no vacancy and he replied thus: Rich girls are worse off than you are. Some of them eat so much and work so little that they are of ten sick, cannot enjoy sleep, cannot di gest their food. Then they have to sit up late to entertain fortune-hunters and are always in danger of stepping into some body's trap. Sometimes the rules of So ciety make them go out on the floor and shake their feet all night. They must also bore holes in their ears to put rings in. Every day they must wear painful shoes and clothes, and talk non sense to giddy boys. You can work, en joy food and refreshing sleep. All the fortune hunters will pass you by. The young man who wants you is not after money. He really wants you. . . . .The Sam Jones meetings will com mence in Durham October Sih and pontin ue ten days. THE MORGANTOJf LYNCHING. We publish elsewhere the particulars of the horrible Morganton lynching. The law-abiding people of the State, including those of Burke county, were shocked and horrified at this exhibition of lawlessness in one of the best counties in tho State. There is no safety for any man if lynch law is to prevail. We had as well abolish all our laws close up our courts and burn down our jails. Lynch law is a menace to law and to justice. It is an enemy to the stability of government and to the security of life. It is everything that is bad and nothing that is good. It breathes defiance to constituted authority and tramples the sacred right secured by the Magna Charta under foot. The excuse given for such violations o; law is that many criminals escape punis' ment. Unfortunately it is true that some criminals do escape punishment for their crimes, but we do not believe that this is a crying evil in North Carolina. Our courts and juries generally faithfully exe cute the law. But eveu if the courts were derelict, their failure does not justify any set of men in taking the execution of the law into their own hands. Who made the men iu Burke county judges? This lynching has aroused the people of the entire State to a determination that such barbarous and unlawful executions shall cease The press of the State has projierly denounced it in no uncertain terms. The Governor is ready to offer a reward and to use every agency at his command to secure the apprehension and punishment of the lynchers. The Gover- nor s frot-iamation ougnt to oe reau rjy every citizen of the State. It is wise and timely. PROCLAMATION BY NOR. THE JOVER- State of North Carolina, Executive Department. Whereas, information has been received by this department that recently, in certain counties of this State, eil-minded and law less men have banded themselves togeth er, aud under the cover of darkness and disguises, have terrorized and assaulted the officers of the law, broken open pris ons, violently taken therefrom persons, who were held in custody to await the trial guaranteed by the Constitution to every citizen accused of crime, and mur dered them; And whereas, the perpetrators of crimes so conceal themselves that their names and present wheieabouts have not been discovered, and thereby they have so far escaped arrest and punishment; And whereas the growing frequency ot these crimes and the apparent immunity fiom punishment of their perpetrators has ciused grave apprehension among the in telligent and virtuous citizens of the estate, anil have brought great scandal and dis grace upon our community. Now therefore I, Daniel G. Fowle, Gov ernor of the State of North Carolina, do issue this my proclamation, enjoining all officers, and especially those charged with the administration and execution of the laws in the localities where the offences mentioned have been committed, to ener getically exert themselves to arrest and bring to justice these offenders against the stability of society. The laws must and shall be maintained. Ihe Executive is ready to ezercise all the powers conferred upou him, including the offering of re wards and the employment of special agencies, to preserve the peace of society aud protect the good name of the people of the Mate. w nne it is a cause tor profound sorrow that these evils should have any existence within our borders, there is some consola tion found in the fact that they are con fiujd to very few and restricted localities, The great body of the people are sober, I industries and law-abiding. They have j ever been remarkably distinguished among I the States of the Union for reverence for tne iaw ana steady support ot its minis ters. To this people 1 appeal to aid me aud their other servants in suppressing the evils referred to. A sound public sentiment, making itself heard and feit i fearlessly on all proper occasions, will not I only greatly encourage those who are charged with the difficult and often dan gerous duty of executing the laws, but will soon so impress the criminals them selves that they will not dare attempt to accomplish their wicked aud dangerous purposes. Done at our city of Raleigh this ihe 17th day of September, A. I)., 180, and in the 114th year of American Independence by the Governor. Daniel G. Fowle. S. F. Telfair, Private Sec'y. LYNCH LAW. One Hundred Masked Law Breakers Hang Two Men in It 11 ike. From Morganton Star. On lost Tuesday night between the hours of 12 and 3 o'clock a body of mask ed men, about one hundred and fifteen or twenty in number, went to the jail at this place and demanded of Mr. L. A. Ward, the jailor, Frank Stack (white), charged with the killing of Robt. Parker, at Ruth erford College, and Dave Boone (col.), charged with the killing of Eli Holder, at the Willow Tree camp-ground. The jailor promptly refused to surren der these prisoners, whereupon the men told him they did not want to harm him, nor anyone else in his charge except Frank Stack and D.ive Poone, but they had como f r tVm ;nd th -y intended to have them. The.) overpowered the jailor and Mr. Deal, who was assisting as guard, and forced open the doors and took these men out and at once started in the direction of the railroad. The men were all heavily masked. Deal followed along in the rear for a short dis tance, when he was discovered by the men and at once taken m charge. All stopped on the high bridge across the railroad about three hundred yards above tne depot. The ropes were then adjusted around Stack's and Boone's necks and fastened to the edge of the bridge. The men then stepped back a few paces and Deal was ordered to go to Slack aud Boone and ask them if they had anything to saj. Boone continued to pray and as sert his innocence to the last. Stack said to write to his people that he was dying for a charge that he was not guilty of and if there was anyone present who could pray he hoped they would pray for him, and stated that was all he wanted to say. They were then pushed off the bridge, the fall breaking their necks, and in a few minutes they were dead. This is Deal's statement, in substance. In common with all our leading and in fluential citizens, we deplore this, the first resort to lynch law by any portion of the people of this county. Whiie we believe that there is no room for doubt that both Stack and Boone were guilty of murder, we would have preferred to see our people await the action of the courts. The Crimes Committed. (From Asheville Citizen. The crimes for which the miserable creatures met with such a violent end, was murder in both cases. On August 10, Robert Parker, a student at Rutherford College, was shot down in his own garden and killed by Franklin Stack, who had been lurking in the vicinity several days awaiting an opportunity to carry out his devilish design. After assassinating Park er, Stack lied. Bloodhounds belonging to D. G. Maxwell, Esq., of Charlotte, were sent frr with which to track the murderer. They were not sent, however, and about two weeks since Stack was captured in South Carolina and delivered over to the Burke sheriff. Several 3 ears ago Parker killed Stack's brother in self defence, in a quarrel in Union county. Parker was tried for murder and acquitted in the courts, aud from that day to the hour he met his death he has been shadowed by Stack, who swore he would kill him the first oppor tunity he had. Parker went to Texas; Stack followed him there. He came back to Union county and it was not long before Stack turned up in that section. Then. Parker came to Connelly Springs, ostensi bly to attend school at Rutherford College, but really to elude Stack whom he knew to be hunting him; and it was here, as we nave related, he came to his deatn in so brutal and cowardly a manner. Stack was white. David Boone, the other victim of lynch law, was the negro who also shot and Killed a prominent young farmer of Burke county, in the row among drunken toughs at tjie Tabernacle meetiug, near Connelly Springs, about three weeks ago. The deed was unprovoked, and the farmer unarmed when assaulted. Boone escaped, but was captured a few days later and loeke 1 up in Morganton jail to await trial at tho next term of the Superior Court of Burke county. He was a notoriously bad char acter, and public opinion was strongly against him and Stack. About a week since an attempt was made to lynch the murderers, but the jail was strongly guarded aud the mob gave- up tne joo. inis time, however, there was no ono at the jail save the jailer and the lynchers had an easy task to secure their victims. THE CROPS. The reports, of correspondents of the Weekly Crop Bulletin issued by the N. C. Experiment Station and State Weath er Service, co operating with the United States Signal Service, show that the raiu- ,il has been below the average over the greater portion of the State, while the temperature has been about normal and SHnshine somewhat above the average for the week ending September 13th. Unfa vorable reports come from the north eastern counties, in which portion of the State the weather has been cool and misty, with high north-west winds having an in jurious effect on cotton and other crops. In all other portions of the State the effect of the weather has ben beneficial to all crops, especially cotton, which is opening nicely. Picking has commenced, and in two weeks will become general with every prospect for an average, though some what late yield. The cotton worm has so far not caused any damage. Large areas of oats have been sowed and ground is being prepared for winter wheat. Plenty of sunshine and occasional showers have benefitted all late ciops. Faunsrs are very busy and confident. Eastern District. Rain-fall, temper ature and sunshine ail somewhat below the average, especially iu the north eastern portions where high north-east to north-west winds have prevailed, with cool and misty weather, generally injuri ous to crops. The weather has been more favorable in interior counties, improving all late crops very much. Corn fair, cot ton crops shoit. Central District. Occasional showers have been very beneficial. A heavy rain occurred at Beaver Dam, Union county, doing some damage to lowland crops. The temperature was about an average, sunshine in excess. Cotton opening well. Tobacco curings somewhat inferior. Po tatoes a good crop. The corn crop will not be up to the average. Western District. The rain-fall was below the normal, temperature and sun shine about the average with favorable effect on crops. In some counties cotton is expected to yield above an av.raie crop. THE RIGHT MAN. Dr. W. R. Wood .Said to be the Right Man in the Kight Place. Dr. W. C. McDuffie, of Fayettevilie, writes tnus or ur. w. k. wood in our morning contempo.ary : I hail wiih feelings of unfeigned gratifi cation the appointment of this distinguish ed physician and accompl-shod gentivmin to the Supertuteudei.cy of Nor; h Carolina's great charity. While his professional brethren will mingle their tribute of con gratulations, to me his election is amat ter of peculiar gratification, not alone be cause he was my chivalrous aud generous competitor, but because I believe he is the right man for the pej L.idowed by nature with a nobleness of soui that will ever lift him above the possibility of wrong doing, and amply qualified by edu cation and experience for the discharge of the arduous duties before him, au-t v. ith all, a most benevolent, Christian gi mle man. I have known him long, and intimately, and can assure those who are personally interested in the welfare of the inmates, that they havti in him a most benevolent, kind and couipoent sii, ..u eLid.tjt, and I believe that the future management of the institution will show tne wisdom of the Board of Directors iu making this telection. A GOOD SUGGESTION'. It Judge Schenck Will Advocate it, the Legislature Will Help. Burgaw Herald. It may be well to remind our readers that upon Pender county soil was fouttht one of the historic battles of the Revolu tionary war. Near the line of the Cape" Fear and Yadkin Valley railroad stands erected by the voluntary contribution of a grateful aud patriotic people a monument which marks to future generations the battle ground of Moore's Creek. This line passes near more of the scenes of Revolutionary conflict than any railroad in the State to-wit: Moore's creek, Cross creek, Guilford battle ground and others. Our object in calliDg atlention to this subject is to make this suggestion: That an acre plot immediately surrounding the monument be dona'ed to trustees and their successors. That the State be re quested to appropriate a small sum to properly enclose and ornament t lie grounds, and that it would be a suitable place for an annual picnic on the fourth day of every July. It would be accessible from points on the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley railroad, and it is situated in the midst of one of the most progressive neighborhoods and best farming sections in Pender county. The lamented Josh G. Wright made a patriotic address on laying the corner stone in 1858. In 1870 th re was a centennial celebration at this battle ground and thousands of people a Ltd many military companies were in attend ance. Why Courts are Not Opened With Prayer Charlotte Chronicle Rev. C. F. Sherrill, of Lenoir, wants to know why the State courts are uot opened with prayer. Because the convention that nominated Billy Mahone was opened with prayer; and that's good enough reason for any Christian. It is Death Either Way. Wash. Cor. Messenger. Politicians here are saying that Tanner's forced retirement will do more to defeat the Republican party in the next campaign than any other possible factor. The Grand Army men are verymuch excited at the way in which they say their champion has been treated. PERSONAL AND SOCIAL. Donald Gilliam. Esq., has toe 11 again chosen Solicitor of the Inferior Court of Edgecombe county. Our congratulations both to man and county. E. G. Haywood, of North Carolina has been appointed chief of th3 judiciary di vision of the First Comptrollers office at Washington, vie;; J. A Johnson resigned. The Marion Frea Lance says that the High School of that placo will open Sept. llih, with Mr. James Ransom as Princi pal. He will be assisted by his wife, nee Miss Julia Creech, of Raleigh. Rev. Oscir Haywood has sold the Mt. Airy News to Mr. T. J. Lowery, and en tered the ministry of the Missionary Bap tist church. He says that duty demanded that he preach and he heeded the voice of duty. Mr. N.T. Cobb has resigned the posi tion he held with the Western N. C. Rail road, and goes to Raleigh as private Sec retary to John C. Winder, General Mana ger of the North Carolina Section of the Seaboard Air Line System. - Asheville News. It is gratifying to North Carolinians to know that Mr. Alfred McKeithan, of Fay etteville, stood second in the entrance class at Annapolis. He is a sturdy, stu dious, worthy young man, and the State is proud of him. Mr. Worth Bagley, of Raleigh, is first. Hurrah for North Caro lina! The Fayetteville Graded School will shortly open under the superintendence of Prof. B. C. Mclver. He has been teaching at Goldsboro several years and has given perfect satisfaction. He is a graduate of the University a gentleman of scholarship and a thorough teacher. Our Fayetteville friends may congratulate themselves. The Board of Directors of the Insane Asylum elected Dr. Jero R. Pearsall sec ond assistant Physician. He is a nephew of Dr. Murphy, Supt. of the Morgantou asylum under whom he read medicine. He has had some experience in treating the insane in the Morganton asylum. He was highly recommended as a gentleman of moral worth and a physician of ability. He is about thirty years old. The sixty-fifth annual session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of Independent Order of Odd Fellows convenes in Col- umbu--, Ohio, this week. Ihe represen tatives from this State are Deputy Grand Sire C. M. Busbee, of Raleigh, and the three Grand Representatives: Rev. J. II Cordon, of Ra'eigh, Wm. A. Bobbitt, of Oxford, R. B. Kerner, of Winston. Miss Ollie Andrews, of Norfolk, Va wiil have charge of the department of music, elocution and physical culture in the Methodist Female Seminary of Dur ham. Credentials of the most flattering character, testifying to Miss Andrews fit ntss and capabilities, have been received by the Board. Miss Andrews is a sister of Mrs. Edward A. Oldham. The Chron icle congratulates Durham Seminary. At the meeting of the Board of Direct ors of the Insane Asylum last week Capt, Oct. Coke made a few remarks in present iug to the institution a portrait of Dr. E. Burke Haywood who had been a member of the Biiard from 18G6 and President since 1875. The Board accepted it with thanks, and passed a resolution highly complimentary of Dr. Haywood's services as President of the Asylum Board. Kate Lee Ferguson, of Greenville, Miss., author of the sprightly and charming racing and love romance, "Ciiquot, to be publisned in a few days by Messrs. T. B. Peterson & Brothers, Philadelphia, Pa., has had a very romantic and excitiug ca reer. She was married in the saddle and rode all through the late war at tha head of Ferguson's Brigade. She once com manded a masked battery which opened with grape Irom a canebrake, scattering the enemy at dawn. Mr. Geo. P. Pell, who has boen on the staff of the State Chronicle nearly year, lert last week to re-enter Trinity College. He is a young man of moral worth, a good student, and will not dis appoint the expectations of his many friends throughout the State. His father, the late Rev. Wm. E. Pell, was one of the best editors the State has produced, and it would be pleasing for his mantle to fall upon his youngest son. Mr. Pell writes us that the opening this year at Trinity is better than since 1877. We are glad to hear it. A prominent citizen of Pender county writes to us the following just words of commendation: "The record being made by O. H. Allen, Esq , State Solicitor for this,the 6th Judicial District, is gratifying 10 ms nosi.s 01 irienus. a scion 01 one of the best old families in Granville county he has inherited some of the best blood which circulates to vitalize our noble old Commonwealth. Thoroughly competent conscientious, convincing, and efficient iu the discharge of his duty, his service gives entire satisfaction to law and order in every county, and peace, quiet and recti tude follow iu his wake. Modest in de ucHuur, gem.e iu uisuosition, learned in the law, and effective as an advocate he is an ornament to his profession aud an honor to his State." Upon leaving the delightful town of Washington to take charge of the Presby terian onurcn at Uoiumbia, S. C.. Rev Samuel M. Smith was the rtcipient of dis tinguished honors from the young men of the community who do not belong to his congregation. An elegant banquet was given iu hi3 honor at Spencer's Hotel, and iu a speech expressive of their esteem and regard for him John H. Small, Ejo , on behalf of the young men, presented Mr own 11 a, uauusome goia neauea cane on which was inscribed "Rev. S. M. Smith D. D. A Token of Friendship, Washing ton, N. O." Dr. Smith replied feelingly speeches were made by a number of prominent gentlemen It was both a de lightful and sad occasion. The people o Washington cannot be surpassed in royally treaiing those they love. The Chronicle regrets to see Dr. Smith leave the State tie is one ot the best scholars in North Uaroliaa,as well as one of the ablest preach era uu writers. The Mummies Ought to Go. Reidsville Review. A Montana town has a large deposit of petrified clams. That's nothing strange; plenty of North Carolina towns have them. Inventions of the 19th Century. The steamboat, the reaper, the sewing ma chine, Cars running by night and by day, Houses lighted by gas and heated by steam, And bright electricity's ray. The telegraph's click speeds like lightning re. eased, Then the telephone comes to excel it And, to put on the finish, the last but' not Is the famed little Purgative Pellet Last but not least is Dr. Pierce's Pleas ant Purgative Pellet, because it relieves human suffering, adds to the sum of hu man comfort, and enables the relieved sufferer to eD joy all the blessings and luxuries of the ago we live in. ... The Watch Tower, organ of tho Disciples church, will resume publication shortly with Rev. J. S. W infield as editor LATE NEWS NOTES. Tin? Sr. Joseph (Mo.) Exp' -; ior; ; ugs and contents wen? hurucd M i a loss of about 239,000. Tho Chicago Anarchists on Sund 1 a meeting and passed a resolution ai.i,-' ing or the killing of tne rich jewrl, -New York oy Dehyce, tho begg;t!;-, , man; they say the shooting was murder but poetic retribution.'' Louisville, Ky, has suffered bv lion dollar fire this week. Fiw firemen lost their lives trying to 1 u '. H ,1 he flames. A lurid has been stun. the benefit of their families amounts to $3,500. Two other : were injured. The new armory at Birmingham m was opened Saturday night. SuM.r ' served. About, midnight sevoiitv-t'ive ' pie were seized with violent pains j.j ,( stomach, clearly showing that th. v ' 1 been poisoned. None have died. A Mormon emigrant train was u :v( ' ou Sunday near Lynchburg, Va.: twni-',- tilled with emigrants, plunged nn.ia len stream, one turning completely 0Vi and the other resting in a pel-pen.!;,. ; position; a number of the emigrant- w, injured, but strange to say no A j 1 lied. The strike at Loudon lias en l.-! ,. most of the strikers have resuiii."! ;. work. During the great number t' u,. . the working men were without wu.'k a, were suffering great privations. i!n ;c not a single case of disorder or -' , i ance. This is significant aud jt.l.., worthy in the highest degree. CONFEDERATE VETERANS' nVI CIATION OF NORTH CAK(i, Ai Special Cor. to State Chi.om. i ; ; At a meeting of the executive cmi;:, tee of the State Confederate 'et. r.u,-; sociation, held in Raleigh 011 TI,u;n. A.ugust 29rh, the following rehit;.., were r a.-st l: Rksolvei, That tho first annual ing of th'- Co federate 'eler;i tion ln hsd in Kaleigh on N jic;. . 2oth, 18S9, and that the President ,: he is hereby authorized ami reiju. i call the s irne, and that the ri i.ri , lives in raid annual meetiug wiil . of the Preside :t of County Asso. i;.i .,. , his authorized proxy, aud any rcpiw ;.-1 fives who may be present from the un ties where no organizations have , effected. Each county will be entitle-: one rfprt.seiit ative. Resolved, That the transp', , ,. lines in the S'ate be and they are h. reque.-ted to grant free transport:.!;.,:. ; one delegate from each county to a:. from this couuty. KesoLved, I hat a copy of these .m ... ings be transmitted to the pres.- in state with a request to publish and editorially. In obedience to the above rw.!uti..:.. hereby notify the County Confederate V. terans' Associations in counties ui., '. gani.itions have not been had. ti.;.; first annual meeting of the C Veterans' Association of North t will a.-semble in Raleigh, Oetol.vr 1 1889, at 10 o'clock a. m. This m.-. will take into consideration cv.tv v.i pertaiuing to the county and Stav A - ciations providing for a more tlmr organization and plans for a.-ifti:j' indigeut soldiers ot the State who iuj ;.: our aid and support. Julias S i'.u.r.. l'resiilc!.!. THE NATIONAL l.O.M Jl ITTEK IMeets and Pnsses I in jxirt 11 n I It. . tions Hold Your Cotton. The National cotton ommittee '. Farmers' Alliance sends greeting.- i important advice to the farmers of South. Hold your cotton ! That is the substance of it. The committee held a quiet liii-i t:- . the Kimball House, Atlauta, li t . in sult of which was the adoption of i!a-: lowing resolutions: 1. That the National cotton . tn;,. recommend that the farmers of t: . . shall sell uo cotton during the n.-.tf September, except w hat may l necessary to meet the obligat i m.- w h. past due. 2. That the National cotton i-.:i.i:i.' instruct the President 01 each pna.. Alliance, Wheel, or Union, or son;.- ; son appointed by him, to meet the !'; deut and Secretary of his county A ilia: Wheel, or Union, on Saturday, the -of September at the county site, tot purpose of receiving further in-'" from the National cotton com in i' 3. That each State Secretary oi . State be charged with the duty of j i . 1 thes resolutions immediately before respective county Presidents in 1 county in his State, and charge penses of printing aud postage to tht; 1 tioual Alliance. 4 That every farmer be un."', to 1 cise special care and caution in -he1;. and protecting his cotton in hi!--!" damaging wea'her, and a!.o li.-iti on the ground. 5. That every uevs,aper in il.- -in sympathy with the inter.-. farmers, is requested to .u;. u resolutions. R. J. Sledge, chairman, Kvi" 1V. T. Hatcher, Graud Cane, La.': W K ! Winona, Miss.; S. B. Al ' lotte, N. C; L. P. Featl.er.-i..:.. City, Ark.; M. L. Donaldson, dr. S. C; W. J Northcn, Sparta. . : Kolb, Montgomery, Ala.: 1'.. i; Nashville, Tenn. THE INCI'RA RLE rl HIP. A Remarkable Statement From " known Citizen ol feoutli ai"l"i. Cancer is hereditary in my : aunt on each side having die.' " dreadful disease. In each in.-:,.!i' t cer wa located in identically tie - -sition that mine first made its ;.--.r-just below the left eye ami e.vt t ii.!.i. the left cheek, bone and hum.'. 1 ed by the beut physicians, but 1 1 . h tinueil to grow worse under t heir t ;. it" " aud no hope of a cure could l themtthey said: "1 had better hn e n,;. . for this life ami the ue.t arrant-' : : cancer was liable to strike a nai "r any moment, and at once blee.l mem -About this time, lhHt;, I met witi. y' ley, living near Due West, w !."-' ' was bein rapidly cured bv u-.i -' " Specific (rt. S. S.) 1 t hen uave ; ' ' '' tors and all the medicines 1 o i l i "'; been using, and comment ed t . . k :: - " and after using the third )' ' "; eretl that the st ao had fallen those sharp, darting pains, -" ( ' : tic of the cancer, had cease' I. '';', charge was very profuse. In ;t began to heal rapidly, ami -: ' ' By the time 1 had exhausted ; there was nothing left but t - 1 the cancer had been, and 1 The cure ellectetl in my e..- ; by my neighbors a most r n K and clearly demonstrates the i 1 S. DOES Cl'KK CANCKi: - : ' , is a boon to KUlferitig hum;.!.:: .: 11 ask is, that those Htllicted win. ' : ; it a 'rial, and like myself m1' ' of its virtures," Jam!' A : , (irtel." r Treaties en Cancer mailed r SWIFT SPECIFIC O .. At, ' ' C.ood Kiiuul'Ii RcaM.ii. The Lincoln Courier, which n . ; duced its subscription price tni.. : $1.00, has gone back tol "'. 'lh says: " A'e cannot afford to p'.!''.'. paper for fl. 00 and this is all we can give." -- The Star says that it is n-t r.-r blethat as old a paper as the F iy ; Observer should have a White la ' I