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The Mouse Talks About Immigration--And
Tin? Effect on American Work
ifigmcu Of The Purchase of Ameri
can Industries Ry Foreign Catptul.
I By United Pres.j
Washington, March 10. Senate The
bill providing for an inspection of meats
for exportation, prohibiting the importa
tion of adulterated articles of food or
drink, and authorizing thfc President to
make proclamation in certain cases, and
for other purposes, was taken from the
ca'eu-iar and ditcussed until 2 p. m.,
when thv
bill was laid aside without
an Mi
educational bill was. taken up,
. Higgins spoke in support of the
facts :
bill was based upon two great
That illiteracy existed in the
South, an l that the South wasjnot pos
sessed of means adequate to meet it.
Replying to the argument that one ob
ject of the bill would be to destroy the
spirit, of the Southern people, to take
away from theci their natural force,
and to emasculate the South of its
strength and vigor, he insisted that
experience did not bear ont that
argument, and pointed to the fact that
localities received State aid for common
schools, and that the States themselves
had received large aid in public lauds
from tho general government without
auy such bid effect following. If that
argument were seriously argued, then in
ord-r to be logical and candid, it became
incumbent on every State to give
up its scho 1 fund, and to leave tho
support of the common schools to local
taxation alone. As to the question of
constitutionality he had no trouble about
that. From tho northwestern ordinance
of 1787 to the proiont time, public lands
aud the proceeds of public lands were
given to tho uew States for educational
Mr. Jones, of Arkansas, said the
legislature of his State had
instructed him to vote against
. the bill, and ho would do so.
The question of its passage was not
one of priuciple, but of expediency. He
had h )ped that loadiug negroes might
be led to thiuk soberly, to roasou in a
dispassionate way, not as tho result of
going to school, but as the result of see
ing that tliM white people of the South
wished to do for the colored people the
very best they could. Schools and school
books would help, ho said, to solve the
race question, but they were not the
most powerful agents. There would
, have to be a moral uplifting of the ne
' ro, and this would be of necessity. As
' to work, for that, thore would have to
be peace; but it seemed that the pre
tended friends of tho negro did not in
tend that there should bo peace. If the
negro could be taught to think, ho would
learn that when he was moderate aud
conservative his white neighbors were
, " with him; he would learn that those
who undertook to incite him to murder
and arson were his worst enemies; that
his best friends were those who employed
' him, but would not bo ruled by him;
aud that tho intelligence of tho country
must govern it.
When tho negro had been taught that,
a great kindness would have been done
; him, and he would bo shown the only
practical way of working out the inter
; . eats of both races at the South.
The bill was then laid aside and the
' t Senate, after a short secret session, at
, 4 :35 p m. adjourned.
; The II ouso to-day concurred in the
-Senate resolution providing for an in
. ' ;vtifctigation by a joint committee of the
Senate and House committees on immi
gration, into the workings of the Federal
r , and State laws relative to immigration
. from foreign countries. The resolution
. Was amended so as to direct tho joint
.committee to investigate the effect on
':Ameiicau workingmen, which is likely
.to tollow the purchase of American in
, - .'.dustries by foreign capital.
I Senate bill to prevent the introduc
tion of contagious diseases from one
;State to another was passed.
1 A number of bridge bills were also
t passed.
. I Mr. Lacey, of Iowa, reported from
fhe committoe on elections a resolution
for tho appointment of a sub-commit-
tee to go to Arkansas and make a full
" "TuYestigation of the Clayton-Brecken-
ridge contested election case. Agreed
Tho House, in committee of the
; J, wbolc, took up tho Oklahoma Territory
- hill, but without making much progress,
; the committee rose, and the House, at
1 p. n:., adjourned.
I.rvt'r Breaking and Great Iniiiida
i t ions Feared.
, j By United Press.
f- St. Loin, March 10. Reports from
a the lower Mlksippi state that the flood
in that stream has become alarmingly
. high all along the coast; that the levees
; - K are breaking in various places, and that
; there is great apprehension that a large
.section of the country on both sides of
the river will be inundated.
?e flundred Miners EntombedFears
That All Have Perished.
By United Press.
on March 10. An explosion oc-
to-day in the Moorsa Colliery at
fgan, Wales. One hundred miners
dtombed Communication with
fortunate miners 13 lmpossi-
it 13 feared that they have all
xninlstcr Lincoln Will Not Resign.
(By United Press.)
V- . WIN MIN. XillKf . illAlVU ..
Li.nrftln- minister to England, denies the
i i i -.ma- tnat ne lntenaa to resign
Between a Presbyterian Minister and
a Catholic Priest--Crowding the
Churches to Hear the Debate Strong
(Special to the Chkonicle.)
Charlotte, N. C, March 10. There
is a big sensation just now sweeping
over tho religious community of this
city, growing out of a bitter pulpit con
troversy between Rev. H. 0. Reed, pas
tor of tho Second Presbyterian church,
0' e of tho ablest preachors in Western
North Carolina, and Rev. Father Mark
8. Gross, Rector of St. Peter's Roman
Catholic church, one of the most learned
priests of his church in this State.
Two weeks ago Mr. Read unintention
ally opened the controversy by referring
in same uncomplimentary language to
tho Catholic church and priesthood. His
remarks attracted the attention of Bish
op iIJd, of the Catholic church, and he
directed Father Gross to make reply
from his pulpit, which ho did in
an able sermon one week ago. His re
marks v.ere heard by a great many
Protestants and besides tbey were prin
tek in the lecal papers. The remarks
of the Reverend Father did not have
a bid effect upon the Protestants, and
naturally a rejoinder by Rev. Mr. Reed
was in order.
Last night the Second Presbyterian
church was crowded and hundreds were
turned away, so much has every body
become interested in the controversy.
Mr. Reed preached a , powerful sermon
and fairly ridiculed tbe Catholic church
and priesthood. He was armed with
official Catholic books treating on their
doctrines &3., and from them he made
some strong points. He referred to
members of tho Catholic church as
"poor deluded victims believing that
the priest could shut the door
of heaven and open to them
the gates of hell at will;" and he
said tnat any man who would want to
see this country put under Catholic rule
was not fit to live on Mecklenburg soil
whs re American independence was born.
The Latest Time Ever Made Between
New York and Washington.
By United Press.
Washington, D. C, March 10. The J
special train tendered by the Pennsyl- j
. . . T:t 1 i a r ir !
iuu uuiiioitu vo. 10 iuauager a. m.
Palmer to convey his "Aunt Jack" Com
pany from New York to Washington,
made the run between the two cities in
four hours and seventeen miuutes, the
fastest time on record; five hours and
thirteen minutes being the best previous
record. Mr. Palmer's company took
dinner at the Arlington hotel and then
went to Albaugh's Opera House where
the matinee performance for the benefit
of the Actors' Fund began at 1 o'clock
before a large and distinguished au
Because He Failed to Put Up Sulli
cient Campaign Funds.
(By United Press.)
London, March 10. Arthur Orton,
nominated to contest the seat for Stoke-upon-Trent,
under the name of Sir Roger
Doughty lichborne, baronet, has failed
to deposit a sum to meet his sharo of the
expenses of the canvass, and his nomina
tion has, therefore been cancelled.
But The Resignation in Refused by a
Unanimous Vote.
By United Press.
Rome, March 10. The resignation of
Signor Blanched, president of the cham
ber of deputies, was announced in the
chamber to-day. Premier Crispi moved
that the resignation be not accepted,
and the motion was adopted unani
Railroad Officials Doing Their Own
By United Press.
Chicago, 111., March, 10. The switch
men employed in the Northwestern rail
road yards here, went on a strike this
morning, and the road officials are doing
their own switching. The trouble arose
from the refusal of tbe company to dis
chaige an obnoxious foreman in the For
tieth street yard.
Admission of a Man Charged
With Trunk Stealing.
By United Press.
London, March 10. On the trial to
day at Bristol of the case against Canon
Haines, charged with having stolen a
trunk from the platform of the aailway
station, the defendant admitted his
guilt, but said that he was mentally
weak. The court sentenced him to
four months imprisonment at hard la
The House of Commons will Resume
Debate on the Report.
(By United Press.)
London, Eng., March 10. In the
House of Commons to-day, it was agreed,
upon motion of Mr. Smith, the govern
ment leader, to resume the debate on
the report of the Parnell Commission.
He lias One More Week Refore he
Knows the Decision of the Supreme
By United Press.
Jackson, Miss., March 10. The Su
preme Court to-day did not render a de
cision in the case of John L. Sullivan,
for prize fighting in Mississippi, as was
expected. A decision will be given next
week, on Monday.
To be in Charge of a National Com
missionTwo Members to b3 from
Each State Date Not Yet Known.
By United Press.
Washington, March 10. The com
mittee of Chicagoans who have been in
consultation with members of the
World's Fair committee for several days
past, to day presented a completed bill
providing for holding the fair in Chi
cago to Messrs, Hitt a?d Springer, of.
the sub-committee in charge of the bill.
The bill is really the joint compilation
of the ideas of the sub-committee and
the Chicago delegation. While it con
contains some changes radically differ
ent from the original bill drawn up be
fore the site was decided on, only one of
these has not been heretofore given to the
public. This change concerns the man
agement of th 3 exposition. It was the
original intention of the Chicago people
to place the management in the hands of a
national commission which is given full
charge of the whole project, including
the power to allot sites for buildings,
and to appoint the juries of award.
Tbe commission is to consist of one
hundred members. The governor of
each State is authorize! to nominate two
membersone from each of the two
principal political parties, to be appoint
ed by the President, and the President is
given further authorization to appoint
one member from each of the Territories
aud the District of Columbia, aud eight
members at large. The date of holding
the fair is left blank in the bill, and will
be decided at the next meeting of the
full committee.
TLe "Smelling Committee" at Work
Again More Senators Asked Under
Oath if They Gave it Away.
(By United Press )
Washington, March 10. The Dolph
Committee which has been investigating
for some time the question of Executive
S!i.ssi n Leakage, continued to day the
ex-iinination of members of the Senate
v!i were ::ske i under oath whether or
not t'n-y had ever revealed what had
takeo place in ;tcrct session.
The witr es-v-.i were taken a? nearlv as
possible in alphabetical order, Mr, Blair
being thj first summoned! He was fol
lowed by Senators Butler, Barbour,
Coke, Coekrell, .-Fahlkner, Chandler,
Dawes, Cuilom, 'Dixon, Davis, Estes,
Farwell, T. Harris, Frye, George, Hale,
Joucs of Arkansas, lngalls, Hoar, Hamp
ton of Nevada, Edmunds, Morrill,
Mitchell, McMillan and Payne in the or
der named Other Senators were ex
amined, and when the committee ad
journed it had almost finished its work
of questioning Senators. Presumably,
1 none of the witnesses criminated them-
! . 1 ni a
selves. i ne committee nas noz aeierm
ined yet what it will do when the exami
nation is concluded.
Washington Notes.
Washington, D. C , March 10.
Mr. O. Bowen, of Virginia, to-day in
troduced in the House a bill appropriat
ing $150,000 tor a public building at
Portsmouth, Va.
The condition of
lauibee was worse to -day t nan at ?ny
lime since he was wounded by Corres
p?ndeat Kinoaid.
His Body Found After Being Dead
Six Days.
By United Press.
Birmingham, Ala., March 10. A de
tective named Jackson went to Lamar
county several weeks ago disguised as a
foot peddler for the purpose of locating
Rube Burrows, the famous outlaw. He
started shortly afterwards to the hills
where Burrows wa3 suppose to be hiding.
Nothing more was heard of him until
last Saturday w.'ien nn ceaa ooay was
found in the woods riddled with bullets.
He had evidtdtly been dead five or six
days. It is supposed that Jackson was
murdered by Burrows or his gang.
Riotous Students Arrested.
By United Press.
Prague, March 10. A number of
students who were making a demonstra
tion yesterday at the graves of young
Czech rotables at Malschau, were ar
rested by the police.
A Member ol the Great Coates Thread
Firm Dead.
By United Press.
London, Eng. , March 10th .Sir Peter
Coates, of; the firm of J. & P. Coates,
thread makers, is dead
Jay Gould On The Go.
By United Press.
Fort Worth, Tex., March 10.-Jay
Gould, George Gould, J. M. Eddy, S. H
I. Clark and seven minor railroad offi
cials arrived here from the east yester
day afternoon. After inspecting the
Texas and Pacific property, the party
proceeded west.
Death of a Prominent Public Man's
By United Press, j
Hampton, Ya., March 10. Mrs. Clay,
wife of Col. D. E. B. Clay, Collector of
Customs at Newport News, died yester-
dav evening. Her remains will be taken
to New York for interment.
The Tarboro Farmers' Alliance
has endorsed the action of Senator Vance
in introducing a bill in Congress to es
tablish bonded warehouses.
Report of the Supervisor Splendid
Work Being DoneHills Levelled
Ravines Filled Roadways Widened
and Improvement Generally.
Mr. W. C. McMackin, Supervisor of
roads for Raleigh township has filed in
the Register of Deeds' ofliae a report of
his work done during the month of
February. It shows that thirty-eight
hands were employed in the work from
February 11th till the end of the month.
The force was interrupted now and then,
however, and on seven of the days full
time could not be made.
TLe compensation per clay is fifty
cents, and the pay-roll for the time
footed up $245.87. There were other
iucidentiii expenses of a small nature,
and besides the laborers employed,
there were cooks and water-carriers.
The work done is considerable and
marvellously benefical. Great improve
ments have been effected from the east
ern terminus of Davie street to the east
ern terminus of Martin street. Over
four hundred yards of Davie street have
been worked toward the city and one
hundred yards on Martin street. Lenoir
street ha3 also been greatly improved
for about three hundred yards from the
city limits outward. All this roadway
has been thrown up and nicely rounded
in the middle. Rocks aud rubbish
have been cleared away and tho roads
thoroughly ditcned on each side. This
work is preliminary to the use' of the
roau macumes wnicn will soon bo at
A splendid piece of good aud has been
done on the rock quarry road eastward
from the city. Including tho ditching,
it now has an average width of forty
feet. It has been nicely levelled and
graded for some distance, and cleared of
stones and rubbish. A hill between the
rock quarry and Walnut creek, which 1 . 've senator nawiey on our side
has been familiarly known to the coun- ainT ohafler, but wo lost him. Mr.
ti-v people as the '"Devil's Point," has Vna Wanamaser has every one of 'em
been transformed bevond recognition. J ast where no wants them. He schemes
The place was verv steep, narrow, badly "ound, aud presently does something
washed into gullevs, and was in fact a he binds the influential Sena
place of great danger. The upoer part f ?rs t blm' or instance ho appointed
of this hill has been cut away, and the ;ue e(.di4r ?! H! 8 PaPer' postmas
eartu thus removed been carried to the r af riartiord. Conn., and that won
foot of the hill, and a comparatively easv awley over to him. I had supported
foot to
i Vi r ii f
wQVdnp to a width of forty-two feet,
anti k tmw an ev, safe wav for several
teW-Sbicast U they ehoJac io travel
ihhi :y, whetcttii, buion, tins work was
(rme, the roadway was difficult and
c.angrfus for vm one team. At the
i'joy ol tho hill is a branch, which has
been spaCned by abridge. This bridge
effected. Tho grade from the J tliD uau,UUl" UUU"UUUR
the top of tbe hill is reduced uu"u oara ,rua camea iuo JNortn
w vma i.i 1,-, Carolina roiDublican delegation for him.
has been removed, and a handsome, With their backing and influence, a
substantial rock crossing substituted tight against him was almost a forlorn
tor it. One hundred and twenty-seven hope. But wo went a bead, and know-two-horse
loans of stone were used in ing the sentiments of the party here
its construction. against Shaffer, we represented to the
In the road work several ugly and committee that he had no local backing,
difficult depressions have been filled in. and could not get twenty-five men to
Oue of these, just beyond the branch, sign a petition for his confirmation,
was fourteen by thirty-two feet in ex- Bight here we got a stunning blow; for
tent, and seven feet in depth. xhis a lew days alter we had made this repre-
was filled up, and the roadway straight- sentation, here came a petition signed by
ened and widened over it. ' all the leading democrats in Raleigh in
Two other hills have been cnt down favor of his confirmation. That was a
and made easier, and the roadway practical "settler" in Shaffer's favor;
widened; the grade being reduced eight but it was a "settler" only because tho
feet in three hundred and twenty -five committee wanted to appoint him any
running feet on one bill, and seven feet way. It would not have been
on the other. worth a cent otherwise. I think
All the work is god, and these approach- the democrats signed that pe
es to the city are getting into good shape tition because they knew it would
for travel and pleasure drives. create a schism in the republican party.
The city is to ba congratulated on tho They knew that if Shaffer were retained
progress of the work, and as soon as it many republicans would be mad
shall be extended on all sides, it will enough to almost kick out of harness,
begin to show its practical value by in-
duciug more freou-.mt travel to the eitv
from the country, and by less, iar less
disastrous effects on teams which for
vears mst have almost had a death
to reach town over these
The Real Estate Transactions in 1888
Amounted to $819,000.
Special Cor. State Chkonicle.
Ash eville, C, March 10. Ashe
ville wants to be represented in the
Daily State Chronicle. She sends
greetings to this new enterprise and
wishes it long life and prosperity.
Numbers of peopie in the central and
eastern portions oi the State know
scarcely anything about Asheviile and
the surrounding towns. Some have
heard of the growth of this "Birming
ham of North Carolina," but know noth
ing of its magical development.
Fiiruies That Tell the Tale.
Ten years ago the census showed a
population of 2,100. To-day Asheviile
has a population of 12.000, a gain of
nearly 500 per cent. In 18S0, the as
sessed value of property in the city wan
$904,428. To-day, it is t. 393,234, an
increase of 500 per cent.
In 1880 the mercantile business
amounted to about $500,000. The total
business of the city for the year 1889
amnnnted in. Si 05 P. 000 fi-1
In 1880 there' was sold on the tobacco
market 150,000 pounds of leaf tobacco,
for which was paid 12,000. At the close
of the tobacco year ending September 1,
1889, there had been sold 4,178,388, for
which was paid $422,749.
The real estate transactions for the
past year amounted to $819,000. And
this has been done without the influence
of a boom, but in the natural course of
progress, healthy and stable.
What a Good Democratic Board
Commissioners Has Done.
Special Cor. State Chroxicle.
Wilmington, N. C, March The
treasurer of Bladen county (John M.
j Benson) was in the city to day, paying
I Qff the last of the bonded debt of B'.a-
den. From a 34,000 bondage she is
now free, thanks to a good board of
commissioners for the past twelve years.
I feel a pride in Bladen, and my heart's
longings are for my old homo there,
along the banks of the historic Cape
No More Chance For
publican Congressmen From
State Some Points Showing
1 his
Postmaster Shatter Held On.
There ha3 been no wailing, but there
ha3 been some mighty gnashing of
teeth among the repulicans in Raleigh
since the official announcement of Shaf
fer's confirmation as postmaster here.
They don't gnash and talk among them
selves, but talk out loudly so that the
world may know what they think.
C. D. Upchurch, Esq., who is known
all over the State as a republican leader,
was interviewed yesterday morning by
the Chkoxicxe and asked to give his
opinions and expressions ou the affair.
He said :
"Well, tho confirmation of Shaffer
shows that the administration doesn't
care a cent for tho party in the
State, or for tnat matter in
the South; and that same party in those
same sections will proceed to s'how that
it cares but littlo for the party as a
whole while the present administration
holds. We are indignant and
Disgusted Here.
So far as I am concerned I wash my
hands of the whole combination of
them a!ul wiU say so publicly when op
r ""W
I can't say that I am surprised at the
confirmation. When I was in Washing
ton last December I plainly saw that
everything was unfavorable to our home
republicans, Carpet-baggers from the
North were the favorites, and they will
have their way as long as the present
administration lasts. I was confident
f6, wa3 appreciative-said so-and I
bad, every ason to believe that he
wald stick by us in this case, but he
Who Created Him.
Now, you see, Postmaster Shaffer is
the creature of "Liver Pad" Warner
and "White Livered" Wanamaker.
and that of course is just what the
democrats want. They would like to
see a split among tne republicans.
What Upchurch Was Charged With.
"Shaffer was not easy in making
charges against us. One he had against
me was that I had draped the county
court house in mourning when Jeffer
son Davis died. I don't know what ef
fect that charge had upon the commit-b-e,but
it did me no good there and ael
ded no weight to my influence."
lie Assumes Virtue and Captures the
"Mr. Shaffer has assumed great virtue
and succeeded in capturing some of the
press. He says he took his stand against
the appointment of a negro in the Ral
eigh office and that he stuck to that
position throughout. Ue had a com
munication in one paper in which he
tailed me a "mud slugger" or some
thing like it. Then on account of his
anti-negro tendences another paper says
something about "congratulations'' to
him. There has been a considerable
change in his tendences toward the
negro. He refuses point blank to ap
point one now; but I kanw when he
went on Jno. Nichols' bond as postmas
ter, it wa3 on condition that Nichols
would appoint a negro; and he once
took his name off my bond because I
not appoint a negro in my office."
"Well, it is settled for the present;
but I have every reason to believe that
this and some other actions on the part
of the administration has so dissatisfied
!ie P"y b?re auJ , a11 over
that there is no chance whatever to
elect a republican to Congress again.
One unfortunate phase of the matter is
the breaking up of friendly relations
between myself and .Shaffer. We were
formerly oa good terms. Now, we don't
speak." '
SesMons at Goldsboro March 13th to
lGth Delegates from Ra!cisli.
The State Convention of the Young
Men's Christian Association will be held
in Goldsboro March 13th to 10th in
clusive. The Raleigh Association met at noon
esterday, and elected the following
delegates: Rev. Dr. J. S. Watkins Rev.
J. L. Fostpr, Rev. D. L. Schively,
Messrs. N. B. Broughton, W. L. Hill,
Hunter L. Harris, S. J. Betts. D. L.
Jackson and Wade T. Hampton.
The programme for the meeting is
unusually attractive. It comprehends
an address of welcome by Mr. J. G.
Joyner, of Goldsboro, and a response
by Prof. W. A. Blair, of Winston.
Cases Argued and Opinions Filed Yes
terday Seventh District Ca to be
Called Next Monday.
Cases from the Sixth District were
taken taken up yesterday and disposed
of as follows:
State vs. Baaby, from Carteret, argued -by
Attorney General for State: no conu
sel contra. (C. 11. Thomas. Jr., filed
brief for State.
State vs. Willis, from Carteret; mo
tion to correct judgment.
State vs. Turner; put to end of
Simmons vs. Andrews, from Jones
argued by S. W. Isler for plaintiff, and
C. M. Busbee tor defendant.
Sneeden vs. Harris and Puller vs.
Lucus; put to end of district.
Southerland vs. Railroad, from New
Hanover; argued by J. D. Bellamy for
plaintiff, and Junius Davis and "Geo.
Davis by brief for defendant.
Stephen vs. Koonce, from Onslow;
argued by C. M. Busbee, and Manlv,
and Guion for plaintiff, and S. W. Isler
for defendant.
Weill V3. Bank; argued by J. D. Bel
lamy for plaintiff, and Junius Davis for
The court filed opinions as follows:
Norris vs. Stewart, from Harnett; no
Bullock vs. Railroad, from Edge
combe; affirmed.
In re Smith, from Wake; no error.
State vs. Powell, from Halifax: judg
ment arrested.
Smith vs. Forte, from Wayne; error.
Ellison vs. Sexton, from" WTake; er
ror. Wyrick vs. Cable, from Guilford; no
State vs. Roberts, from Durham; er
ror. Avent vs. Arrington, from Nash ; af
firmed. Britt vs. Harrell, from Hertford; no
Reavis vs. Orrenshaw, from Vance;
Allen vs. Railroad, from Johnston;
petition dismissed.
Ray vs. Stewart, from Harnett; no er
ror. Coleman vs. Fuller, from Johnston;
Tho Seventh district cases will be
called on next Monday as follows: Stato
vs. Jacobs; Worthy vs. Brady; Bain vs.
Bain; McGill vs. Buio; Worth vs. Gil
liam; Allred vs. Burns; Gore vs. Lewis;
Freeman vs. Person; McNeill vs.nodges;
Robinson vs. Hodges; McLaurin vh,
McLaurin; Faulk vs. Th "
Lachin vs. Stewart; Gorf
McLean vs. Smith; B
Seawell vs. Railr- "
Taylor -vs. IVi BUSI."5Iods;
Williams vs. Walker; Everett vs. Wil
liamson: Guthrie vs. Bacon; Robert vs.
Lewald; Hagins vs. Railroad; Town of
Wadesboro vs. Atkinson.
Election of Class Officers-. -Y. M. C.
A. Delegation.
Cor. of the State Chi:o:;icle.J
The senior class of 1800 held its elec
tion for class-day officers on Saturday,
March 8th, with tho following result:
Class President, G. W. Ward, of Per
quimans county; Class Orator, John E.
White, of Apex, N. C. : Class Prophet,
John B. Spillman, Weldon, N. C;
Class Historian, J. O. Atkinson, Ral
eigh, N. C; Class Toet, Carlo L. Felt,
Emporium, Pa.
The exercises will bo held in Memo
rial hall on Monday night of Com
mencement week.
Wake Forest will have sixteen repre
sentatives at the Y. M. C. A. Conven
tion, to be held at Goldsboro.
The Grand Sire ol The Sovereign
Grand Lodge Coming to Raleigh
A Rig Reception to be Given Him
By The City Lodges.
Gen. John C. Underwood, Grand
Sire of the Independent Order of Odd
Fellows, will make au official visit to
the Order in this city on next Friday,
March 14th.
At a joint meeting of Manteo and
Seaton Gales Lodges last evening, it was
determined to have a public address by
the Grand Sire at Metropolitan ball at
8 o'clock, and a reception at the Yar
borough Housi from 9:30 to 11:30 p. m.
The Order will give its distinguished
guest a cordial welcome to the capital
city of North Carolina.
The following gentlemen were appoint
ed a committee of arrangements, viz:
Joseph G Brown, G. h. Leach and W.
Wooilcott from Seaton Gales Lodge, and
C. M. Busbee, C. B. Edwards and Geo.
II. Glass from Manteo Lodge.
The details will be published hereafter.
The committee determined to extend in
vitations to the officers of the State gov
ernment, members of the Supreme Court,
the mayor and the city editorial frater
nity. Invitations will alsobj sent lo all
tbe lodges in the State. It is expected
that many visiting brethren will attend
from other lodges.
Agricultural Department Note.
Secretary Bruner, of tho Department
of Agriculture, reports that the fertilizer
matter is getting straight, and that there
is but little irregularitv in the htute.
I What there is, is more the result of neg
ligence than of mteut on the part of the
fertilizer compauies.
Tho work of collecting information
for the March crop report La3 begun.
Question cards were being sent out all
over the State vesterdav.
Weather ForecaU.
For Virginia and North Carolina,
rain; warmer on Tuesday and Wednes
day; southerly winds.
Raleigh yesterday: Maximum tem
perature 54; minimum temperature 25;
rainfall 0.02 inches. Local forecast
for Raleigh and vicinity to day: Warm
er weather with with light rain, follow
ed by fair in afternoon.

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