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Tim aiais Chronic!s jd-iKIMU'S D.V.MELS, Editor. JOSEPHUS DANIELS, Ecrrur.. iuiiliiiei i:vt n i-jui) vv BV Tit E CHRONICLE PU15. CO. , . the I. calling Democratic ews. . , Published at the Capital ol the i;lie. it-i-ibe: SM.OO per Ye;ir. i II i: EDITOR'S DESK. -.-IK -NTS V TOPICS THAT ARE , ;T JlsTINt; TtlV. PEOPLE. ;-oi:i-!e Fpr".f Its Opinion on i . n-j. I'liM-.c K vents ami Questions jt t Bt'lori' the People. . asrv mv per tent f anibitiou to try, p. r cent of iii'.ei t, will iuMire sue . -.; a : ;t'evcr undertake. Scientific . -.-N.-V. a Buive tcol .), of Misfisair-pi, .; as las epiuion thai there is p.o fu - r ti' negro in the South. He says thcic is uo'hing left bur for them to e . ;. M.w 11. r.. who has he-en holding ;a l'.tr. is represented asking in fa ., letti. g the negroes emigrate if they re. ar.d thinks the country would be .t-.x ely much Letter off a.s a result of . r .: -;T-a.- o ' as B. Bisil' i theCornedian. dropped ' the in Ne York hist week. .-.'- Wido-v B-d-tt" and "Strictly . -,,' he was iniait dle. He made .-.tads or pie uii.'a anei uei uap- i v his exe-Ileti hainor. ia!o:i Caiic:i.i-u has entered on .n volume. It is m excellent pa id, p regressive and has tne right I is an honor to Clinton and Samp !v. and its talented and educated ! n:g and winning fame. ...-hvilie Argonaut is one year old ;:it ! y v ears. If we count by the ii.-plaved in its management and it lias dine, it is no less than a is published among an ex-.-. nie aid we are glad that they e t'ae A ar nl. - -bi;s ciii.cir.e.i the rlmad for .- e-nt a nolo rates to the State . ... ir eien- a mile to his ni-.et- U.- s,l ! 'Tai'r -ads have uc souls, . . I is go- . t':i- g. foi if They did. ---j'.s .v iM be g k'iij hell-ward at i '' e quick p- Is V:uuma :hy rave a u-.-ve. a:ai -,' w;iy of drawing the color hn in - a.p-ug-1. T!;e ta".e has been i!o-.ded , -:;...'; urcidar ciirr.-.rs, in the reverse .i :.ivh is thi? in.-c:i:jie.;;: "If in doubt a .i;r Vi-te, reverse this und look ' .e col.--it .F Yi'fR SKIS." :iAiLRo...i.- may Not have any toul, but a: w:-u a eoUKuen hible act on the part X. C. railroads in giving freetrans ' .ljn to one delegate from every t-oun-a the State to the Veteran's Assoc ia . in Ktieizh this week. It was gener ic and dcM-rves to be appreciated. r 'ii the first time Indianapolis has .en a Democratic majority. It elected : week a Ieic -cratic Mayor and other iiiu -rs, and tf.et-u out of tweu-.y-five ::b. rs of the City Council. L.-t year Republicans had fifteen. This doesn't k much like home endorsement of Hab- - 'MAMSM. N'-niH CaT:ouna au !s to-day without ij -.vi in the p: o iuction of the brightest -i-.vics of tobacco. Not only dots she ex- ei in the best type.-, but in the balk of i.eir reduction as well. North Carolina i. v grows annually 3o, 000,000 pounds of t .:;icco,ahd practically ail bright. Sjuth era Tobacco Journal. The B'ton Po.-t is of the opinion that .. ra'vati-n of the South lies in adapting a educational qualification for ail voters. thinks th:t it would remove '-the great icger now found in the existence of ihe inotant negro vote." It says that ..re --niay come a day when this will be a cted L. a practicable and constitutional - r " In ihe North when a vvcniau is rol-bed r tier virtue they whine and whimper ar:d a court house, bu we crush as we .aid a tattlesnake the villian who tram- - on the blood of virtue (.vigorous ap . tus by a Durham audience). If I was : iry of twelve I wouldn't stay out a a.ute on the consideration of the hang- -,' A such a man. Sam Jones. . . TliE CiiKoNK LE piib isiild last week Con M. IIeckV generous aT-r to give a live - lot ar;d a brick bunding containing -..::y rooms in Kiug.vood for a Home for .federate Veterans This is an act de ma g of the highest commendation, and - -.ob'.e as it is generous. The house - a ..;ted in one of the healthiest sec--t of the State and would afford a de .iioful home for the old soldiers. AT a uecest Prohibitioa convention in aa-ylvauia. Rev. C. M. Meade makes point abont Prohibition: "Take twen-.-ave snakes, and turn them loose in your jard that's free whiskey. Put them : t ijoi, aiid bore twenty five holes for :n tocawl out of that's low license, '"p up ten of the holes that's high li Throw the snakes over into vour i-hbor's ard ' hat's local option. Take -ajb. ai.d kiil t hem that's prohibition." I ; is a ( uyino shame upon our civiliza ': : aiid an outrage that appeals to high i. en, that there are no woi k houses or r-formatories, where we can make honest a. -a aud useful artisans out of the vagrant. a 1 orphaned children that infest this ';. . This is a condition of affairs that - aid cause humanity to shudder aud re--.a.;!i to blush. There is now no place in ia the great State of North Carolina for y aniig :.r;d ignorant boy criminals, save i' " : ul and penitentiary, with their hor ! ale suggestions and degrading surround iaas. I may appear to speak strongly apon this subject; it is because 1 feel it, t.aving often to sit in judgment in cases .ere the defendants are more sinned aj.iinst than sinning. Mayor McDowell, ot Lnariotte. VOL. XIX. The Asheville Evening Journal favors the location of Geronirno and his l aud of Apaches in Western North Carolina. It says that only eighty of the tribe are con sidered dangerous and they are kept under guard. It says that the majority of the whir- people in the Western counties are willing to have the Apaches located in the West. The Asheville Democrat says that the want the Indians in the West, the Governor to the contrary notwithstand ing. The last issue of the Stanly Observer is an industrial edition. It contains an in teresting sketch of the county its manu facturing, educational and business inter ests. It has a good picture of Albemarle Academy and its young, energetic and good-looking young Principal, Prof. J. A. Bivens. From an old tield school in 1874 it has grown to be an influential and use ful high grade school. The attendance last year reached 100. There is an excel lent picture of our friend, Saml. J. Pem bf.rton, Esij , the oldest member of the Stanly bar, and one of the leading Demo crats in the S'ate. We read with interest the sketch ot'adkin Fails Cotton Factory of which the veteran faithful legislator, Mn. D. N. Bennett, is President. Stanly is a good county, and when it has railroad communication it will make rapid forward strides. COL. L. L. POLK. The Chronicle is glad to see prominent North Carolinians appreciated and honor ed abroad. The compliment to Col. Polk, the enthusiastic, earnest, able and suc cess! ui editor of the Progressive Farm er, is deserved and is likewise a com pliment to the Alliance and to the State. The lolloping letter from Henry W. Gra dy, editor of the Atlanta Constitution ex plains itself: "The Piedmont Exposition, now open, is the gieatest succe-s of our history. It is the be-: and bi truest show we have ever nad. We have set apart October 24th as Farmers' and Alliance Day, and our Board, embracing the leading men of the Pied mont S'ates, have unanimously requested to urge you to be present and make a short address on that d ay. We wiilgive you 50.000- farmers to talk to, and you will tiiid this, perhaps, the strongest Alliance S'ate iu tae country. Secretary of Agri culture Uusk will be present, with Col. L. F. Livingston and Hon. Evan Jones. These three will speak, in addition to your speech. Now, my dear sir, you must come. I will send a special car for you from here, with a Committee lrom the Expo-ition, to briug you and such friends ns you desire to invite, as our gue-ts fr-.-m K;-deigh to Atlanta and return, and we will make your trip as pleasant as possible and give you an ovation when you reach here. Ihe Cur we will send will accommodate eight or ten persons, and you can invite that number of your friends to accompany you as your guests. Of coar.-e yea and your friends will be our gu?sts from leaving Raleigh unta you return lou owe it to Georgia to come f ere on this occasion. Your coming will inspire ycur frieuds and co-workers, ana we wilt give you a grand ovation Let me add, personally, I very much hope you will come. The Chronicle is glad to know that Con. Polk has accepted the invitation. lie will do creoit to the State of North Carolina and win additional honors in the Empire of the South. All North Carolina ought to be proud that so distinguished an honor is conferred upon one of its sons one who is devoting all his time and tal ents to the work of helping to advance the interests of the farmers in the State. Letter Prom Hon. Jefferson Davis.. Governor Fowle some time ago ad dressed a letter to Hon. Jefferson Davis, inviting him to visit Raleigh and be has ?uest after the Fayetteville Centennial. The ex-President replied as follows: Beauvoir, Miss., Oct. 7. His Excellency, Daniel Fowle : Dear Sir: I gratefully acknowledge yours of the 'J?th nh ., inviting me, on be half of the citizens of North Carolina, to visit and take part in the Centennial cele bration of the adoption of the Constitu tion of the United States by North Caro lina. I have greatly desired to be present on that ( cation, but as the time approaches, I find additional caus'j for believing that I should be unable to attend. My earnest desire to participate with your people in the celebration of that event causes me still to cherish the hope that it may be in my power to be with you. Should that happily be the case, you will be duly noti ce a Ad en the time is near at hand. Faithfully, Jefferson Davis. Tyrrell's DUtinjjuinhed Sons. Elizabeth City Economist. Gen. Pettigrew started from Tyrrell, Gov. Jarvis started from Tyrrell, Dr. Ed ward Warren Bev started from Jyriell, Rev. Won. S. Pettigrew, the brother of Gen. Johnson Pettigrew, all men of mark, started from Tyrrell, and now Dr. . R Wood. Superintendent of the Insane Asy lum, turns up from the soil of Tyrrell. It is a good soil to vegetate in. . Hot Circus Goers. Concord Times People don't flock to circuses like they used to, altogether. The show took in 1 120 here, aud spent just bo cents mare Lowlow. the clown, says he calls North Oaroiiuians "peepers." They all come to town on alio d ;y, look at the parade,and "neeo" around on the outside ot the can vas. but tnev do not iro in. We wish it were m re so than it is. A Woman's Oincoveiy. "Another wonderful discovery has been m..,l.. utul that too bv a ladv in this COUI1 tv. Disease fastened its clutches upon her and for seven years she withstood its severest tests, but her vital organs were undermined and deaih seemed imminent. For three months she coughed incessantly and could not sleep. She bought of us a bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption and was so much relieved on taking firs, dose that she slept all night and with one bottle has been miraculously cured. Her name is Mrs. Luther Lutz." Thus writes W. C. Hamrick & Co., of Shel by, N. C Get a free trial bottle at Lee, Johnson & Co's. drug store. LITERARY NOTES. A' HOIK WITH NEW HOOKS AM) UOOK-.HAKEKS. Current Ci itieisiu J Hooks, .MaKaiues, Authors, mid Publishers- hat Hie WorlU Heads. We have heretofore failed to note the fact that Mr.Theo. H.Hill, Raleigh's poet aud author, has become editor of the Cen tenary, a monthly publishedat Florence, fc. C. bv RfV. A W Mimirv. His eormee- tiou with the paper began with the Octo ber issue which is filled to the brim with choici reading. Mu. Hill has the genuine love of letters that is needed for the uirri- cult undertaking he has iu band. He writes easily and elegantly; is familiar with the works of the best authors, especially those iu the South; has good literary taste and a tine perception of the humor and quaint expressions that make such a delightful part of our Southern literature. But more than these,he has a patriotic desire to res cue from oblivion all that is good and dis tinctive Southern literature, aud to foster a love for it among the younger genera tion. The need for a Southern literary month ly which shall invite the contributions of our best brain and culture is felt by very many. With a medium that will be an in centive to authorship, the long-dormant literary talent in the South will be awak ened to activity, and a new intellectual life will be upon us to bless and to cheer and to enrich the whole South. "Too long already," to cpaote the words of Prof. R. N. Price, "have we looked to Northern publishers for our newspapers, our literary journals and our books. They usually come to us with an anti Southern twang, displaying ignorance of Southern society and an inability to do fuil justice to South ern character, talent and achievement. We need in the South aliterature emiuent- ! y Southern in tone. Southern people j should write their own hi-torv. their own ohi'.osoohv. their own politics. So 'ioti.d 1 prejudice distorts facts, invents fictions, : colors thought, moulds expression; so that a man educated iu Southern seutiments, and accustomed to Southern modes of ex pression, seldom arises from reading a Northern production touching some ques tion at is.-ue between the sections without feeling that he has been insulted. These remarks are not made in any uncharitable spirit. JNortnern people are not wor-e thaa other people; yet they are nothing but human beings, with all tte frailties of human beings. Southern people are not infallible: far from it. But No-th.-rn peo ple are Northern, aud Southern pe. pie are isoutnern. Ihey diiler widely in opinion and animus. Iu the North we see much to admire and imitate. But the time has come for a new declaration of indepen der.ee, a new secession, a new rebellion a fresh revolt against Northern dic-u-.tiou and domination, the time has i-cme for the organization of a Southern Confedera cy of thought anil culture. L.-t us thiow off the yoke of the Harriet Shoves, Gil bert Hon ens and omne genus of the Mrs Canfield kind. Southward ''-t the star of literary empire take its way." We hope that the Centenary will be broa 1 enough and able enough to fill the need. It cannot till the need unless its patronage is large. It is published monthly at if 1 CO per year, at Florence, S. C. At least two thousand people in North Carolina ought to subscribe for it. THE HOOK OF J ON II I' A. Elder P. D. Gold, of Wilson, N. C, the able editor of Ziou's Landmark, has recently published a bxk called "A Treat ise on the Book of Joshua." At our re quest Elder Sylvester Hassell, of Wil liamston, a profound scholar, an accom plished instructor, and able divine, has prepared a review of Elder Gold's lxok. The book is entirely a North Carolina production. It was printed on the prsse of the Zion's Landmark, and is well printed and neatly bound. The price is only tifty cents, aud can be had by writing to the author at Wilson, N. C. Editor Elder Hassell writes: Among all the worthies of the Old Testament, the mis sion of Joshua was next in importance to that of Moses, and nis character is one of the noblest in all history. First a slave in the brick-fields of Egypt, and then a servant of Moses in the wilderness, and thus learning those lessons of obedience which he was to inculcate in his advanced age; possessing and exercising, at all times, simple, child like, unquestioning faith in God; clothed with the divine power which accompanies such faith; steadfastly devoted to the service of the Most High, and setting for others thegodiy example which he wished aud exhorted them to follow; able, energetie, fearless, calm, dignified, blameless, gentle, hum ble, patriotic, and unselfish; hearing a name iu Hebiow which is the same as Jesus in Greek, and means Jehovah Savior; succeeding Moses and completing his work; leading Israel dry-shod aud safe through the overflowing waters of the Jordan; circumcising his followers, and celebrating the solemn feast of the pass over with them; bringing them into the land of promise, and conquering thtir en emies before the iumiuaries of heav.u withdrew their shining, and putting the choseu tribes in possession of the goodly inheritance which their Covenant God had freely given them; dis'ributiug first to ad his brethren their portion, and reserving the last a d least for himself; giving Israel rest from all their enemies; ascribing unto God every particle of the glory for choos ing, redeeming, and saving His people; and calling fiually upon them to put a H.v all i iols, and in loving gratitude and heavenly wisdom, to serve fnithfully and exclusively the only true and living God: there is not in all the Old Testament, it seems to the present writer, a finer and fuller type of the Lord Jesus Christ than that presented in the person, life, and character of Joshua. It is therefore with peculiar pleasure that I note the appearance of the little volume named at the head of this article. The object of the author is to set forth the spiritual and practical lessons to be de rived from the book of Joshua; and that RALEIGH, X. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, i88. object has been admirably accomplished. Elder Gold shows, iu a pidn and forcible mauner. how Moses represents th law, au.l Joshua the gospel; Kaha! , the believ ing sin::v saved by grace; tin1 two and a half tribes on the east of the Jordan, un biptized believers, who. although they tight well for Israel, yer have much cat tie, or mauy worldly lies, and abide iu the tif st. resting place, because it is good pa -. 'ire land; th. Red Sea, the deliverance from bimdage: an. i Ihe Jordan, the separa tion from the llesh; ihe Ark of the Cove nant, Jesus, with the uubroken law of God in His heart, the true, living, and fruitful priesthood, and the heavenly bread, of which, if one partake, he shall never die; the plastered altar of stones on which the law was written, the renewed heart on which the law of indeli bly stamped; th" circ'ina-i-aon at Gi'gal, the cutting otf the sins of the ll-h; and the p.ssover, the (aitak'ng of the broken body and shed blood of Je.-i.is; the patting off of Joshua's shoes, aud his worshipping the Captain of the Lord's hosts, the walk of faith and overcoming in the strength of the Lord; the Captain with the drawn sword, the Lord fighting the battles of His people, aud causing the cessation of strife aud carnality among them at His appearance; Jericho, our worldly affections and desires tbat must le cast down, not by carnal weapons, but by the power of God, the preaching of the gospel, and the covenant of grace with all its precious blessings; the sin of Achau ami its punish ment, the nt cessily ot prompt, faithful, and united discipline ou the part of every church; the Gibeouites, all cur natural powers, that must be made subservient to the worship of God; the Canaatiites, our sinful passions, tbat must be attacked by the hornet of the Holy Spirit, and that must ! mortified and ktpt in subjection, even though they ride in chariots of iron; Israelites, sinners born of God. and estab lished in divine order and unity, in the enj ymect of the promises; Caleb, the life of faith and obedience; Canaan, the Church with its rest, ordirn-.nces, and. peace to the faithful, yet vithsomeof t!ie old inhabitants, sinful propen.-iii- s. still dwelhug iu the laud, an . ltqunang our constant watchfuli.e-s and warfare against them, lest : hey bring i.s again into i-oiidage; the ialx riiacie, Jesus Christ, in wiioui is ah true worship of God, aud in whom G.l iev,,-es llimxuf to id I that Worship Him in Ci; a;, whica t;u -a.-wuiMiip tnhi in ;-;i-i!. and rtj 'ieeiu th finished sa hat ion o: Jesus, and the wb'dr lai d :s su-iihaed before us, and we rea iae that ail ihiuiis are ours, r.uil we are Christ's, a. id Chrisr i.s God's; the slack ness ot Israel to pos.-ess the land given them by the G d ot ila ;r fathers, the ueg ligei.ee of The spui; uai pe pie oi God to b l-ve and teacti ail the i!.ctr:ue of Go i their Savior, and to practise ;dl His holy precepts, and to give all ddigehce to make tin ir calling and eh-cti u sure, and their cons, ju-nt failure to enjoy i lie precious I'm its of the go.xi.y laud; the priests, the go.qi a ministry, who are to be called and qualified of God. ana to be of unblemished character, and who are to preach and visit and oersee their docks, not for money or fame, bat from love to God and trials, aud who should nap of the cart. a! rhir gs of those to hum they saw ;u sph.iuai things; the cit'es of refuge on eaen side of the Jordan, Jesus, our great High Priest, to -whom the p.nir sinner must lloe, and by whose d alh he is saved; the altar erected by the two m.d a half tribes on the east of the Jordoi), the unity f h'I true Indn ves in th. ir spiritual worship of the true and b v ag G-d: Joshua and his house, putting -:de ail f.ii.-e gods, and erving only ti e ti d of lsraei, Je.-Li ard His people, re j -c iug every; idol, and obtying, worship ing, and gi 'i ifyiug on y the true God, the Author of i-.ii their luvrctes true believt rs being yet continually pro, to idoiatry and corruption, and neening to be kept by the poa cr of a I oveaaiit God from tnese ruinous evils; and the canning of Joseph's bones out of Eg.pt into Canaan, the resurrtctiou of J. sas and all His peo frorn the grave, and their entrance into glory. These rich spiritual truths areof intense and vital inures: to every cnild of God. no matter what name he or she may t.t-ar; and they are, .abundantly and ably en forced, th-oagirut the volume, with practical applications and admonitions, of the greatest importance, addressed to every class of the Christian c. immunity. Hob lng rsidl's Creed. J From the Centenary. The Churchill!, pays: In a lecture in Ivau-iis Cit v recetitiv. the infidel lecturer. in trying to cxpIhu faith, said: What do I believe Hi ; Ibe'noe in what I see before me. I believe in these '2,IHU peo ple at a dollar a head " The clever fr.end who called our attention to this item, handed us theresvith the following rhyth mic versiou of the Colonel's creed, which is too good to be lost. We think he about "sizes it :" "Yon ask my belief about "Spirit" and -Life," Oyer which the whole world is so sadly at strife. Well, spirits are many, the good and the N,d, And the life that they live may be foyful or sad. We do our own sowing and gather the grain. Though small is the profit of pleasure or pain: For the world that we live in is but a vain show, Anil as to the future, there is nothiuy I know. I helieve we exist, for I know t-iat I ihink; J believe in cood eating, and taking a drink, It the spirus be Kood, what is better to cheer A down hearted tlevil than whiskey or ber. I believe in a crowd, and I luil with delight Your coining to hear my K1eat lecture to nieht. No dead heads are here, so each hearer I t-ee, Were lie worthless at home, is a dolh'r to me:" The Verdict I nail iinoiis. W. D. Suit, Druggist, Hipp. is, Ind., tes tifies : "1 '-..in recommend Electric Bitters as the very best remedy. Every bottle sold has given relief in every case. One man took six bottles and was cured if Rheumatism of 1 u year' standing." Abra ham Hare, oni-tiist, Bellville, Ohio, af firms : The best selling medicine 1 have ever handled in my '20 years' experience, is Electric Bitter-.." Thousands of others have added i heir testimony, so that the verdict is unanimous that Electric Bitters do cure all diseases of the Liver, Kidneys or Blood. Only a half Hollar a lottle at Lee, Johnson & Co's.. Drug Store. Justice Avery's : atest Opinion. J. C CaildelLj Judge Avery's latest opinion is to the effect that he has the finest baby boy to be found in the Piedmont section of North Carolina, all the Justices present concur- PKESBYTEKIAKS IN SESSION. Til V: NORTH CIIOVV SVMMI'S PROCEEDINGS T CII A Si LOT'i li. Report ot the Various onimitli cs---t ) -miis:- Presbytery to he li i;letl--' he OiphttiiHi;e Located in Chuiiotte, Ac-. The tmoxicLE noted last week the elec tion of Rev. J. M. Wharey, of .iooro.-i;!e, as Moderator, and the other opening, for mal exercises of the Synod which met Wednesday or last week iu the First, Pres byterian church at Charlotte. We co'i deuse the business of the session from the excellent reports in the Charlotte Chroni cle. During the session much time was given to discussion of and receiving reports from the various enterprises and institutions of the church. A report from the I', ton Theological Seminary recommended th wdmissiou of Christiau young men who do not expect to be ministers; urged that some j lan be matured to erect new build ings; aud reported $;vi,.s:j.4G on h.iiid to endow a fifth professorship. The report of the Publication Agent showed tbat the colportage work is grow ing and that assistance is needed to prose cute it. The Board needs able bodied men whose hearts are in the work and is will mg to pay 30 a month more than the sal ries paid by the American Bible Society. Rev. Dr. Wat kins. Agent of Publication, made a full report, showing that the con tributions amounted to $345, and that the co'portage work has made commendable progress. He spoke on the importance of this work, as did other ministers. Report ot Sustentation Asjent. The report of the Sustentation -' gent, read by Rev. J. M. Wharey, Ag.nt, was as follows: 1. Ministerial Report. Synod has: Ordained ministers liM. ot loss of 1 oil last year); laboring ministers 10o, (gain of 4); licentiates 4, (loss 2t; churches (gain 4); members 'J' "J, (gain l.oT-ii; and pays for salaries o'J, :hJl, (gain $l,5vit). Presby- I.ab. Mem- SaPi- teries. Miu'trs. hers. ries. Concord 10 4.3!ix ll,5:s.3 Fayettevillo 1! ,V.' t, 1 Mecklenburg -20 0.i2'.:i 17.S51 Orange 2J 5,n'.n ','0.114 Wilmington .... 1- ,',040 y,o:;i; lo: ',':!, O-'O Gti.ilitl These figure.; give, us the following aver ages Av'atre Sal'ry to Lab'ing Min'ters. T83 r Me: Concord Fayetteville. . . . Mecklenburg. . , 1 range Wilmington . . . Whole Svnod . 1 0 2 1 49 :; !M . a 'g. s:; .JO 4;n 6so O'.nj 6G4 65 1 Last on last year 10 These figures are not e ncouraging. They show a loss on last year's work, and the Synod will remember that last year's aver ages were not quite up to those of the year previous. Your agent would ca'l at tention to the fact, however, that the fig ures taken from the Assembly's minutes, cannot ntl'ord an entirely .-.eenrate estimate of this matter, for several reasons; chiefly from the changes constantly going vn in our pastorates, and their failure to give the amounts by which many salaries are supplemented by the Presbyteries. 'I he following figures fun h In d by the Chairman of Presbyteria! Commit tecs gi ve ;erhap.s the most accurate ac.n.uut of what is done in the matter of salaries that can be obt aiued: Presbyteries. Average Salary. Coneoid 770 Faye itevilie M0 Mecklenburg boo Orange Oil Wilmington 00- Whole Sy nod 704 2. Sustentation. There are iu the Synod 41 charges need ing aid te help the in seen i e t he preached Word, and it would rt quire s.t7", to sup. ply this ni'c-d. These needy fields are dis tributed iu the Presbyteries as follows: Fields needing aid. Am'ts r.ee.ieel. Concord G $l.-5 Fayetteville -1 500 Mecklenburg ... 11 a'.s50 Orange 13 :$.7uo Wilmington 7 500 The amounts contributed to this objtci, and forwarded to the General Assembly Convention, are as follows: For own bounds. For Gen. Ass. Concord 1" Fayetteville... 300 177 Mecklenburg . . 4.652 5 Orange 1,55s 2C Wilmington... 4,207 lso $12,106 $l,0!i A large part of these funds is appropri ated to the cause of church erection. Fifty onechurches were reported vacant at the last Syni'd. We are glad to report that this sad list has been reduced to 37. ejf these Concord has, 9; Fayei tevilie, none; Mecklenburg, 11; Orange, 11; Wil mington, 0. Twenty two church buildings have leen commenced during the past year. In Con cord, 2; Fayetteville, 4; Mecklenburg, 8; Orange-, 5; Wilmington, 3. There are 57 Manxes in th- S, nod. val ue $10.7:0. Concord has 11. value $22, 9 '0; Fayetteville 2, valu- $ 1 aoo; Mtcklen hurg 10, value $,16,000; Orange lib value $3ci,3)0; Wilmingtou 3, va'ue $S,000. :i Invalid Fund. Fifteen families and individuals have been aided t-y this fund, amounting in the whole Synod" to $.ol. Of thissu-n Con cord raise-d $113; Fayetteville $150; Meck lenburg $205; Orauge $2!1; Wilmington $202. Nyno.lieal Evaimelit. It was decided to continue an appropria tion f $2,000 a year t" keep Re-. W. D Morion in the field as Synodieal Evange list, the money to be paid by the Presby teries .as follows: Orange $100. Concord $100, Fayette ville $400. WiPuingioii $pio, Mecklenburg $500, and the new Pt-sbytery $125 Coder Rev. Mr. Morton's woik there have been 114 confessions and renewals and 82 added to the church. On motion, the following ruling elders were appointed on the committee of evan gelization: Orange Presbytery, Gen. A. M. Seal's, of Greensboro; Concord, I H. Foust. of Salisbury; Fa vetteviile. Dr. J. W. McNeill, of Fayetiev ille; Wilming'on, B. F. Hall, ot Wilmington; Mecklenburg, Gen. Rufus Barringer, of Charlotte; Albe marle Presbytery, J. R. Young,of Hender son. Orange Presbytery Divided. There was a big discussion over the pro position to divide Orange Presbytery. The committee appointed at the last Synod presented the following report through Rev. Peyton II. Hoge, Secretary: With respect to the re distribution of territory, and the appeal from Orange Presbytery for relief, we ri'i'ouimend to Synod the following plan for its adoption: 1. "T' the portion of Orange? Presby tery l-.i f-xt of the eastern boundaries of Grai, rttiti Wake counties be erected info vv Presbytery to be t he Presbytery of AH- ma leand that Sy nod p'edga 1o said 1. eoy "ery the time of one evangelist for s; i " 'iths in ea: h ear for fire years,and $",; () year for its general mission work i lie same period. 2 That Goldshnro he transferred from Wilmington to the said new Presbytery and that that, portion of .Craven county south of the Trt nt River he transferred to Wilmington; so that the southern bounda ry of the new Presbytery shall be as fol lows: d.-if th" southern boundaries of Wake and Johnston countie s to the Nense Rive; thence along the Neuse to the nr h-m boundary of Jones county; thence along the northern bouudary of Jones to the Trent River; thence along the Trent River to its mouth. (3 ) That the counties of Orange Pres bytery, Randolph and Chatham, lying nor ill of Fayetteville Presbytery he transferred to Fayetteville, and that, the three northwestern counties of Coucorel I'n shy tery, Ashe, Alleghany and Wilkes be transferred to Orange. Revs. Alexander Sprunt, Peyton Hoge, and Dr. Johnson and others favored the division; ami notvvb hsfauding speeches in opposition by Rev Dr. Jacob Henry Smith and Rev. Dr. S. M. Smith, the strotig an tagonism of Rev. Mr. Coppedge, aud a constitutional point raised by Rev. Dr. Roger Martin, the proposition to set up a new Presbytery, was carried by a cleau majority on a viva voce vote. '1 t e o -l!ow ie- eroiumitte was appointed to prescribe the order of organiz ,tion for the new- Pusbytery: Rev. Dr F. H. John sou. Pa-v. Dr I. C. Yass, aud Riding El der Jiimes H Fowle Home Missions. At night Home Missions" was the sub ject for discuion before a large audience, lot-resting .addresses were made by Rev. W. 1. Morton, Rev. F. H. Johnston aud Rev. J. B. Mack. A collect ion, amounting to f 105, was then taken up. The Orphanage in Charlotte. There were several olfers of locations for an orp i.oiag-. Rev. Neill McKoy, of Harnett, "tfer-d 100 aer-s of laud and building at Summerville; the Wilmiog-to-.i, Ch-ad burn and Conway Railroad Co., loo ;.cis oi laud in Columbus county, togttber with, f r? o transportation of mate rial on the railroad: Salisbury a cho;ca of s. vera! sites wit h ten acres and a pledge of $.Vm) in e-sh; and ''hariorfe the Or phan's Home-and Hospital with subscrip tions of $7.)0 aatHially nnd $100 for 'a building ford The Charlotte proposition was accepted and the following Regents ehded: M -:;!! I-;' g Presbytery, R-v. Wm. E. Mcihvana', Geo. 11 Wil.-m, and John E. Oates; Concord Presbytery, Re . J. Rum ple. D. D. and G. M." Lore; Orange Pres bytery, R-v. I). I. Craiar. ami Hon. A. M. Scales; Wilmington Pr sl.yfery, Geo. Clia 11 on me: Fayetteville Presbuery, Rev. I. D. McBrydo: Albemaile Presbytery, Hon. D. G. Fowle. Five of the Board will constitute a (pio rtiru. The first Wednesday in November next, at 3 p. in., i.s the date, ami the First Presbyterian church in Charkitto the p ace, seleeied for t he organiz e-ion of the Board. Rev. J. Rumple, D. D., was so ! e.-d to act as temporary Chairman to call the Board to-- ther for pet lu.iuent or ganization. s miday School Heport. Rev. L. C. Yass, Sunday School Agent, reported 1'JS schools, a g.-in of 12; 1,712 te;;eheis, a gain of 94; la M scholars a gam of 1.0!(4; eoutribi. ed for Sunday Schools $3,1) iS. a gain of $1,047; contri liia o!e ior hi nei'a-i -nee $2,243, a gain of $1170. Dr. Yass f liowed the report by an add..--. Then lhn. A. I.( . ,r, Speaker of ! he House, was introduc 'd. He spoke a leiiiii'ti on -'The Progress of Sabbath cho -is and Their Place." A resolution of thanks was voted to Mr. Leazar for his address. R-v. Mr. Anderson followed ou the same line. The .. C. Presbyterian Endorsed. This excellent paper was endorsetl in a strong resolution, after Editor McLauriu had spoken of its work. The paper was -specially oe iron ended by R-v. Dr. Hoge and R-v. Dr Jacob Henry Smith for the stand it rook last year against ihe "Rom ish immigration scheme" inaugurated at HotSpiings. The North Carolina Pres byferian. said Dr. Hoge, discovered the real object of that meeting and had the courage to publish the facts to the world. It not only had the influence with its own readers, but it strengthened the backbone of other State papers that had been afraid to speak out on th- .subject. To Meet in Wilmington N'ext. On rot ion of Dr. P. H. Hoge the next session will he held in Wilmington. He promised the brethren as tine oysters as were ever captured in North Carolina wa ters. That 'captured" them. Tha next Synod will meet on the first Tuesday iu November, 1SJ0. S'll-A ppoiated Evangelists. R-v. J. Ho. ry Smith. D. D., Chairman of the Committee appointed! in referenc; to the wisdom of encouraging self-ap pointed evangelists to hold meetings in Presby tei ian churches, reported as follows, and the report was adopted: "Self-appointed evangelists and irre sponsible revivalists" should be discour aged and discountenanced; but holy men of Cod. zealous in good work, having the confidence of their brethren, and capable of speaking aud willing tospeak for Christ and his gospel, should be encouraged, but always in cooperation with, and under tiie oversight aud control of the ordained rulers and overseers of Christ's Chuich. Contributions the- Past Year. Rev. P. It. Law, Chairman ef the Com mittee made ihe following report on Sys tematic Benevolence: Contributed to Sustentation... 5,813.68 " Evangel. Fund, 3,761.69 " " " Invalid Fund, . . 4,018 11 " " " Foreign Miss'ns, 14,040 11 " " Edu-at i .ii 4. 80'.) 23 " Publication.... 329 08 " Colpo.tage 16.00 ' Tusc tloosa Inst. 370 50 " Bible Cause 20 81 " " Miscellaneous.. 11,401)70 Total, $42 208 57 Being $2,252 42 1-ss than was contribu ted for the year ending March :?1, 1888. The time set apart for the Fo:eigu Mis sion report, and the speeches upon that work was one of the most gracious occa sions of the session. Thursday of the next session was set apart for the consideration of Foreign Missions, and iu the meantime pastors and evangelists were instructed to pre-s this work upon the consciences of suitable men aud women, and to secure larger and more systematic contributions. The Chronicle regrets that its space wid not permit a fuller report of the work of this great and worthy body of Christians who have done and are doing great things for the betterment or mankind. NO. :7. FROM MURPHY TO MANTEO. SOME THES'lJS THAT ARE H APPEN ING IN NORTH CAROLINA. What Has Happened iu the Good Old Stat' Since the- Chronicle East Greeted Its Readers. Postal Card News. The friendsof the Chronicle in every section of the State are reqiteste-d to aiel us in making this ele partmeut an accurate record, in brief, ot the news from Murphy to ManteH). Semi us a postal caril whenever anything of public iuterest transpires iu your neigh borhood or section of country. Yeni will aiel us aud give prominence to yeiur sec tion. Senel on the postal cards. Editor. The Farmers' Alliance will build a tobacco warehouse at Henderson. Dr. Abernathy says "Tell the world that Rutherford College is nourishing aud still they come." ... .The Scotland Neck Democrat says that Mr. J It. Waaren, of Pitt county, made a net profit ot $532 on three acres of tobacco. ... .The New Berne Journal says that the most of the people of that city think that Boyle has met a just fate -that he deserves to swing. ... .The North Carolina Annual Con ference of the M. E. Church, South, will convene in Greensboro ou the 2sth of No vember, Bishop Hargrave presiding. . . . .Chatham and Alamauce are racing on old ge-ese. The Chatham Record has fe und one 52 years old, and the Alamance G' 'aiicr confesses that the oldest goose it can find is 30 years old. The Democrat says that Mr. J. W. Kintr of Crowell on a two horse farm has made a crop worth $1,100. He did not hire a single day's labor, aud the cost of making the crop was $150. . . . .The Governor, in response to a pe tition, has orelered a special term of court iu Cumberland county for criminal cases, to begin December 9th, and last two weeks. Judge James C. Macliae will pre side. ....A joint stock compar y has been formed iu Wavuesville for the purpose of establishing at once a cheese aud butter factory. No better country on earth can be found for such an enterprise. Ashe ville Democrat. The confra-t for building the three C's road from Rutherfordton on to Marion ami en to the Cranberry Iron Works juid Johnson City, has been signed. Tie work is to begin by February 1800 and i.s to be compie'ed by February 181)3. . . .Tne Sder Citv Fair takes place Oct. 23, 24. 25 Thurspay the 24th will bo "Confederate Day" ou which day there will b- a reunion of the Confederates of i hath 'tu county. Ex-Gov. Jarvis, Col. More head, Col. Beasley and others are expected to make short addresses. The Egypt Coal Mining Company has purchased the stock of the Gas and Elec tric Light Companies of this city. Both systems are to be extended. A new dy namo will be put in, and coal will beuseel iu making gas instead of rosiu as now. Fayetteville Cor. Lumberton Itobesonian. Watson & Cecil have taken a con Tract, to erect a bleachery at Concord for the Odells, who are among the largest cot ton manufacturing firms in the State, having extensive factories at Concord aud being interesteel in factories at Dur ham, Salisbury and other places. Lex ington Dispatch. ...Lt.Gov. Holt tells the Chromclk that the Burlington Fair last week was a great success in every particular. Iargo crowds attended, the exhibits were varied autt well worth examining, the Governor's speech was capital, and the gate receipts gratifying. The Alamauce people know how to elo anything well that they under take. . . . .The Governor has pardoned Nelson Page, who was convicterd in May, 18s7, of burning the guard honse at Winston, and was sentenced to five years iu the peni tentiary. Tne parilon was granted on the recommendation of the judge, aud the statement of the sheriff, clerk and police man who arrested Page, that the fire was the result of accident. ....Mr. A. J. Harrell, of New Hope township,i his county. a farmer we ll knowu throughout. North Carolina as a careful aud experienced cultivator, tells us that from five acres of land he has just harvest ed 90 barrels, 4 bushels and 4 pounds of corn, in the cultivation of which he used the celebrated "Prolific Cotton Grower," a home manufactured fertilizer by the Goldsboro Oil Mills. Goldsboro Argus. ....Geo. W. Vanderbilt has purchased more land near Asheville. He paid $10, 500 for the Brookshire farm near Ashe ville Junction, and other land iu that section. He has also an option on the Billiard farm for $22,000. The Citizen says it is one of the most valuable farms in the county. Up to date his invest ments iu land have amounted to three quarters of a million dollars. President Atkinson, of the Atlanta, Ashev ille and Baltimore road, announces that New York capitalists have entered into a contract to construct this important air Hue conneciiug the Northeast with the South, and that a survey will be entered upon at once. This will be the most im portant lfne of road yet built in the South, ami from Atlanta to Roanoke its termini, will open up the finest section of the South. Asheville Democrat. . . . .The Free Press is highly pleased to be able to state authoritatively that the road from Greenville to Kinstou via Bell's Ferry will certainly be built. If no trou ble arises over the right of way, work w ill he commenced within ten days. The right of way has been secured for the en tire line with the exception of two or three land owners along the proposed route, and a depot site at Kinston has been given by Miss Tiffany West. Ihe i ail road authorities think with favorable weather the road will fje completed by next March or April. Kinston Free Press. .... A joint meeting of the magistrates and commissioners has been called for Monday, Oct. 21st, to consider the re building of the Moore county court house at Carthage or at Cameron. It is said the Cameron people employed Mr. Walter H. Neail, of Lauriuburg, as their attorney to appear before the Board of County Commissioners on last Monday and to present Cameron's proposition to build a court house in that place by its citizens and present the same in the crmnty. The people of Cameron say they mean busi ness and can do what they say. San ford Express. AVnnts a Hustler. Enamored Swain For you, darling, "I wad lay me doon and dee." Practical Maiden That sort of thing is clear out of date, Willie. What a girl wants now is, a feller who is williDgtoget up and hustle for her. srilSOKII'TlO.N : 9i.M r Anni.i Advertising Kales Low. JOHNS-HOPKINS l MVKitSI V . -More Men in Alt. ntlauce I ioi.i Aeiih Carolina Th. in ilvi r lleton-. Special Cor. ot sta ri; Cui;o u i.e. i Johns Hopkins 1ni :a;sn , Bu n,. ,, Oct. 12. 'M. -The f.airu entit t i': e Johns Hopkins ep-:ie I under tile m is t'.i voiiil-le circumstances October Is,. S rie We-eks ago a long editort :! nop-:, red Hi ,!-,. New York Sun io t he . i": t'r.r the P. ver-iiy was bankrupt and a'.o.it I,. lis doors because ,f hss ot dividend.-. Id. -in the Baltimore a. O'd railr 1 'Ihe. ... account ap;eareit i:i o-.her papeis, w.t copied in some of the North Carolina air nals and seems to have been circa .t ;-,l through the associated press. It was.-ia:-ply a rehash of the old "sto. y. The liuth in it was old, what was n -w was f alse It was perhaps gotten up by giniMei-s . railroad stock-, to injure the B. a. o , n it to injure i he noble 1' Diversity who,. ilow mcut is at s! ;ke. A ; is 'well hr..i.:i this income was cut o:f som -tian; ago t, be put into improvements. The road is now doing well, even the New York bran a which has always been a heavy ii 1:1 .a. the treasury is coming to the fro . t and beginning to p ay. Bur while this put ot the income is cut off, the ai c amu! aii d m come ef former year.--, the an nn- irem m vestments outside of t! - railroad ami tui t ion fees, amounting last earto n-ariv $40,000, is all avail d ie. 'Moreover, an emergency fund of $iosju:o has been given mostly by citizens of p. ! a-1, f r u-e during the next three years. I'he I'lovcr sity begiiu work tins fall with unimpaired eftieieucy, no salaries were cut down and some new appointments have been made. A lectureship in liter. ittn,. has been en dowed by a gift of $2 ),oiio By the deal h of Mr. John W. Mct'i-y the Piav. rsity in herits his library ef .S.dOO v-dum-a and ii residuary legatee to his estate. This libra ry is a very choicu erne, being rich in raro volume's aud first celitious and especially so in Amkricasa. It is not yet known how much will be received from the esta'e, certainly not less than $!oo,ooo. The University has received from various .-on r- ces nearly $300,01 o iu ihe ist six moat ha. he iu.-t il lit mil -h.aild r-e avo The national character of is a strong reason why it su- port from a dl taiiee and the pride and generosity of the city of Baltimore is en-ai j,h to assure ir a safe passage through it.- present fi :;a ncia! .-1 ra i t s. i was reasonable to think this rumor would have affected the number of s!u-el-uts; hut such d es not : ei t.i to have been t tie case. The m ual wide etch of ten l tory ii re'preseiited while tin numb.us are perhaps larger than last -car. North Carolina is corning to the f- ut too. Wo have more niai than ever before. The secretary tells me tla.t. then were nearly ado.-ii applHaiuts from N-.-ih Carolina for scholarship, so far eight h ve an-iv I: A. M. Carroll, of Asheville, A p.., I; mond Col.); W. R Grey, of ll::nu r - v : i I - -. (A. B., Davidson C,.l. ); J. I Apex, (A. M., Wake Forest D. Love, of Asheville, ( Tenn.); James R. Monroe, o (A. P.., Univ of N. C); 1 1 llllier, i t 'ol ); 1'ia. k 'dlig-.n o! , i''ayettevi!'e, '. Alpioi'M) Smith, of Greensboro, (A. : ' , Davidson Col.); Walter P. Stradlcy. o Oxford. (A. M., Wake For-st Col.); and i yself. .b-hiis Hopkins drew much of l-'iradc from Maryland. Virginia, and North Carolina. He remembered this in foun nig the Uni versity and provided that his tru-'ces should establish free scho' r. laps ;obe given to Ktuh students from these Siatts "as mar be mo.l deserving - ' e i, be cause of then- character an t inte-l ea-liial promise." He knew how to lay a bmad aud comprehensive foundation, one ih.it embraces t he d mastic and l-ed ; aid y ct is wide enough to grasp a u. re g-n -ral patronage aud extensive Ii ' I. Six hon orary and nine ordinary t olar. - hips are given to North Carolina. Me.ss.s. Grey aud Love uold ordinares, tae other hou oraries. There ;irf two North Carolinians in the faculty. Dr. A. M. KMiotl, the head of the Romance department, was horn in Elizabeth City iu 1S50, and real, d . Gull ford county. He was graduated ." i li iv-r-ford College in 1.N0O arid It, a.ed Pa I . from Princeton iu 1877. Ii- has spcni, much time in study abioad. He is a ge nial, wholcsonled fellow and very popular. Dr. Charles Leo Smith, well known to Ruieigh people, is ins! ruetor in llisi. - y and Secretary of the Baltimore I'iiain Orgauization Society. His History of I', I ucatiou i.i North Carolina shows what, v s not geueially knowu, thai our ( oph; h. d good schools before tin: reoln,io;i and that we were not entirely lazy, ail- and ignorant as some writers would nndceii i believe. Mr. Charles E. Brewer who v..s with us last year is now l'role.-si r of Chemistry in Wake Forest. I might men tion in this connection that Ml- e.ir die, is making his thesis for Ihe d .etor's '1 -giee on matters that closely coin-- in a- ,.t, home "A sketch of the Financial Hi.-tory of North Carolina." To a htudcut coming here for Ihe ip-.-X time from a college whose pat ronage n practically bounded by State lin-s th-ie m much that is new. Ho sees a likencs ! what he has left and yet a greater di-.-am ilarity. The student class i.s c . lin-ioli tan here, there it is local. Then: ihev .no boys, here they are rn-n. 'i hey do not come here to be kept out of mischief or for sentimental reasons, but for a dclirdt- , particular purpose. You meet m ai i- e with serious laces and studious l-ol They know the value of time .and ate n disposed to idle it away after i n- a, an,: r of school boys. U is 1 r qu ai! iy itapo.--i ble to tell by the age w ho is t i. . liisl i net .. and who I he instructed, for ago of it.-if counts for nothing, mauy have full heard- , some are bald, some are gray, some n.) manied and have their families in the city, once in awhile a man comes along who i ; older than President Oilman. Many of these are here ou a leave of ab-enco fn-a other colleges. They have come in for i course of six months or a year to suia y the field as it now i-;, to get, new ideas ; 1 methods, more iu.-.p.ra;ioii audeucou r.g ment. Th- Johns Hopkins is essenf hJIy a -man University i raiisplauted to Amu .- . Its courses aie modeled on the same -eral plan, its lectures are given m if sam; way largely by the bibiiograpi-i- I method the same broad field of s i ' must be covered and original work - -mitted before a degree can be obi a a I. The course is even more thorough th u a , some of the Gerinau universities ami a d -gee more difficult to obtain The nu.:.!, of students, representing nearly evei . lege and university iu the United si IS one of the best proofs that, its sp-ci;,; ti-i is appreciated. A still higher proof is that, the Trustees of the new Clark I ni vi r.-it y in Worcester, Ma.-,s., have organize 1 ou the Hejpkius plan. They an; putting in Hopkins men and seeking to make ( i,uk hedd the place in New England t.'nj Johns Hopkins holds in the MaMJc. and Southern States. Iater I may be able to tell your reader,- something of the life of this great patron of Southern education aud ol the magnifi cent hospital in this city bearing his name. Stephen B. Weeks.