VOL. VIL NO. 81.
BAXtEIGH, N. O., SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 1890.
PRICE 5 CENTS.
FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS MO BE
ARE NEEDED TO ENDOW THE
CHAIR OF IHSTOUY.
Shall the Doors of the University be
Opened to Women?--The" Greek Class
LetterProf. Holmes and Part of
His Class on a Tour Some Other
Ouapkl Hill, N. 0., Jane 6, 1890.
Last yeat's commencement was the big
gest io point of attendance and speaking
the Univmity has seen in a quarter of
a century. The commencement just
:los;d wai email in numbers in attend
ance bat was greatest in deeds. Now
that $25,000 has ben raised to endow
l lis chair of Hisiory, it is necessary to
raise $3,000 more to .make tho endow
ment y'i sufficient to secure a Profes
sor of History. The Alumni and frienhY
who were not at Chapel Hill ought to
send in their contributions at once so
that the full amount may be early in tho
haads of the treasurer. Let those not
present rally and do their duty, as well
as those who were present. '
On Thursday three prominent trus
tees of the University were in general
conversation. Another gentleman join
ed them, and in the course of his "re
marks said : "The friends of the Univer
sity must meet and act on the question
of the education of the girls of the State.
In less than fire years, either this Uni
versity will bo open to women or there
will be a State College or University,
for women." Each of the trustees
expressed himself as heartily in
favor of opening the doors of the
University to women. One of the
trustees was a prominent manufac
turer, another a prominent lawyer,
and . the other a lawyer and State
officer. "This is the direction," said a
prominent c'tizen, "public sentiment is
taking everywhere. Texas and Missis
sippi, and possibly other Southern States,
admit women to their universities on the
flame terms with their brothers."
In the published list of contributors
to the chair of History the Chronicle
.pmitted that of Paor. E. A. Alderman,
mho contributed $150. His .contribu
tion was accompanied by a . gem of a
speech which aroused much enthusiasm.
His speech on Thursday afternoon, pre
senting a medal to Mb. Robert Bing
ham, was one of the events of the week.
It was a singularly handsome, eloquent
. and graceful speech.
The Greek prize ia yearly awarded to
'that member of the Sophomore Greek
clasa who makes the best rendering into
English of selected passages of Greek
aot previously read.
The selections this year were passages
from the Gospels of Mark and of John,
the Epistle to to the Ephesians, the
Protagoras of Plato, the 7th book of
Xeuophon's Anabasis, the 7th book of
Homer's Odyssey, the Plutus of Aristo
phanes, and the Electra of Sophocles,
8even papers were handed in and sub
mitted to Da. L T. Bxckwith, professor
of Greek in Trinity College, , Hartford,
Conn., for his decision. Dr. Beckwith
reported a follows: "I congratulate the
University upon having seven men who
oan do as well as even the poorest of
these in reading at sight I think the
paper of Ma. Mebake the best." The
prize is therefore awarded to Mb. F. C.
Mebake, son of W. N. Mebake, Esq., of
I stated Friday that the degree of D.D.
had been conferred upon Rev.L. P. Reid,
of Connecticut. He is an uncle of Db.
A. R Lidodx, formerly State Chemist
He was recommended by Hon. Gboveb
Cleveland in the follow letter:
Kemp P. Battl,L. L.D, Pecsidint,
Deau Sib: -I hope it will not be
amiss if I permit myself the gratifica
tion of laying to you that tho Rev. Lew
is P. Reid, of Connecticut, is an old
friend and acquaintance, having suc
ceeded my father as preacher of the Pres
byterian church at jrayettevuie, a, x.,
many years ago.
He is. I believe, in every way, an
able, godly nd useful man.
Yours Very Truly,
On Friday afternoon, Prof. Jos. A.
Holmes, professor of Geology, leaves,
with several members of bis class, on a
geological tour. They first go to the
Chatham coal fields to make an exami
nation of these coal and iron beds,
which are expected to make us rich, and
then they will visit the mineral deposits
along the line of the Cape Fear & Tad
kin Valley railroad. Alter this work is
completed, they will take a boat in Per
son eoanty, and make a trip down the
Neuse river to its mouth, examining
mineral deposits all along the line, and
make a study 'of the local geology and
topography of the country. The
-Chboxicxje is promised frequent letters
from this scientific party.
One of the prist most valued here
tha Kerr Prize in Geology of EXX It
Czsvi ia ctscry of the late SUt
Geologist, Prof. vV. O. Xssu, by his
son, Mb. W. H. Keth? i oucord. This
year the contest was very close and was
divided. The first prize of $30 was
awarded to Mb. J. O. Braswell, of
Nash, and the second prize, $20, to Mb.
P. L. Woodabd, of Wilson.
AYCOCK AND ALLEN
Endorsed for Meraber of Congress and
for Judge. Resolutions for Financial
Special to State Chronicle.
Goldsboro, N. O., June 7. 6:47, p.
m. The Wayne Democratic county con
vention was held here to-day. , Dele
gates were elected to the btate, Con
gressional, and Judicial conventions.
Resolutions demanding the repeal of
the National Banking Act; demanding
unlimited coinage of silver, and advo
cating the passage of the Sub-Treasury
bill were adopted. I
a h Avorw.tr . Ken., wm entnnsiaAti-
fclly endorsed for the- nomination for
ngres in the Third District, to succeed
Wayne will send a delegation solid
forW. R. Alien, Esq., for Judge of the
Fourth District, to succeed Judge Whit
aker. TRADE REVIEW.
All Indications Encouraging Number
of Failures Decreasing.
By United Press.
New Yobk, June 7. R. G.- Dunn &
008. weekly review of trade will say:
All indications regarding legitimate
business continue encouraging. At the
same time there is renewal of specula
tive excitement, based on the prospect
that a silver bill will speedily pass both
Houses, and insuch form that execu
tive approval can be expected.
The great industries show clearly the
general tendenoy toward improvement
Business failures throughout the
country during the last seven days
number, for the United States 179;
Canada 26; total 205; compaired with
218 last week. For the corresponding
week of last year the figures were 200 in
thj United States and 25 in Canada.
A BRIDE CO JIM ITS SUICIDE.
She Quarrels. With Her Husband
About the Arrangement of the Fur
niture By United Press.
ANNigTON, Ala., June 7. Mrs. Geo.
Marshall, a bride, committed suicide
yesterday by taking morphine. She
quarrelled with her husband about the
arrangement of the furniture in a room.
This auarrel grieved her so much that
she locked herself up in her room and
took the fatal drop of poison.
A STRIKE AT WHISEY.
An Attempt to Prohibit Exportation to
(By United Press.)
Washington, June 7. Mr. Pickler, of
North Dakota, introduced in the House
to-day a bill to prohibit the exportation
of intoxicating liquors to Africa and the
islands of the Pacific ocean. The bill
makes it unlawful for a vessel to leave
the United States for any of the ports of
Africa and the islands of the Pacific with
any spirituous liquors on board.
From a Mail
By United Pres.
St. Louis, June J. A telegram receiv
ed here from Mine-la-Motte, Mo., states
that a mail carrier, while enroute to Ax
ine near that place with $40,000 in cur
rency, was suddenly brought to a halt
by two men who had their faces conceal
ed with flour sacks.' The men held re
volvers and placed them to the carriers
head and demanded the money which
was given up and the men made their
A New Jersey Brute vs. An Australian
(By United Press.)
8am Fbancisco, June 7. Arrange
ments have been completed for a fight
to a finish between Jem Larken of New
Jersey an Bily "P1 of Australia,
for a purse of $1,600. The fight will
take place either in July or August un
der the auspices of the California Ath
PIED OF HYDROPHOBIA.
Bitten by a Dps Last December. Bnt
Did Not Die Until Thursday.
(By United Press.l
Birmingham, Ala., May-7. Lizzie
Patterson, 18 years old, living near
Gadsden, was bitten on the hand by a
net doe last December. The wound
soon healed, but two weeks ago the girl
developed symptoms of hydrophobia,
and grew worse until Thursday night,
when she died in great agony.
Death of a Highly Esteemed Citizen.
Special to State Chronicle.
High Point, N, 0., June 7. Mr. Johh
A. Bain, one of the oldest, most respect
ed and influential citizens of this place,
died at ten o'clock this morning. Mr.
Bain has for years been called the best
informed man on historical sketches in
this section. He died carrying with him
the love and esteem of the entire town.
Killed I Dispute Over a Doc.
r , By United Press.
Trenton, N. J., 7une 7, Arven
Wood, station aeent at Moores. on the
is phflidelnhia & Reading railroad, shot
is I and fatally wounded George Whitlock
1 over a dispute about a dog this morning.
RALEIGH MALE ACADEMY.
List for the
Awarded June 6th, 1890, by Messrs.
Morson & Denson, Principals. . ..
1st Litin Reading, (Horace): 1st,
honor Chas. R. Turner, 2d, John
W. Faison; 1st Latin Composition: 1st,
Chas. R. Turner, 2d, John W. Faison;
1st Latin Grammar: 1st, Chas. R. Turn
er, 2nd, Robt. L. Gray; 2d Latin Read
ing (Virgil): 1st, Robt. L. Gray, 2d,
John S. Primrose; 2d Latin Composi
tion: 1st, Robt. L. Gray; 2d, Wm. fl.
Hughes, Jr., 3d Latin Reading (Caesar,
Complete): 1st, Claude B. Denson, Jr.,
2d, John M. Heck; 2d Latin Grammar:
1st, Andrew Syme, 2d, Claude B. Een
son, Jr.; 3d Latin Composition: 1st,
Royster Cheek, 2d, Claude B. Denson,
Jr.; 4th Latin Reading (Caesar): -1st,
Carl P. Leach, 2d, Richard S. Buabee;
3d Latin Grammar: 1st. Carl P. Leach,
2d, A. FinnBowen; 4thLatin Grvnmar:
s, UaKm rnsr. unns-juavnes:
5th Latin Grammar:, 1st, Joseph John
son, 2d, Allen Higgs; 5th Latin Com
position 7, Christopher Haynes, 2d,
8herwoou i. Json; 5th Latin Composi
tion, 2d Division: 1st, Jos. Jonnson,3d,
Bedford Brown; 1st English Grammar:
1st, A. Finn Bowen, 2d, Jos. H. Separk;
2d English Grammar: 1st, Richard S.
Busbee, 2d, Christopher Haynes and
Joseph Johnson (divided); 1st Orthog
raphy: 1st,- Cecil Hollo way, 2d, Charles
Johnson; 2d Orthography. 1st, Royster
Cheek, 2d, Thomas K Green; 3d (Pri
mary): 1st, Henry E. Wyatt, 2d, W.
Ernest King; 1st Reading: 1st, Fred F.
Hardiug, 2d, John McKee; 2d Reading:
1st, Marvin Nash, 2d, Willie Stevenson;
3d Reading. 1st, Fred R. Bolyn, 2d,
Hugh A. Morson; 1st Geometry: 1st,
Hon. Charles R. Turner; 2d Geometry:
1st, Carl P. Leacb, 2d, Charles Johnson;
1st Algebra (Wentworth's Complete):
1st, (Charles Johnson, 2d, J. Marshall
Barber; 2d Algebra (Venable's Higher):
1st; Charles R. Turner, 2d. A. Finn
Bowen; 2d division, 1st; Carl P. Leach,
2d, Royster Cheek; 1st Arithmetic: 1st
A, Finn BoweE, 2d Carl P. Leach; 2d
Arithmetic: 1st Royster Cheek, 2d Frank
Stronach; 3d Arithmetic: 1st David 0.
Smith, 2d Bedford Brown; 4th Arith
metic: 1st John McKee, 2d Burke H.
Parker and Herbert Bcsenthal (divided) ;
5th Arithmetic: (Primary) 1st John N.
HarrelL 2d Wesley Jones. Civil Gov
ernment; 1st, Carl P. Leach, 2d Frank
Stronach; History (U. S.i: 1st Riohard
S. Busbee, 2d Royster Cheek; Natural
Philosophy: 1st A. Finn Bowen, 2d !
Eugene G. Denson; 1st Geography: 1st
Jo3eph Johnson, 2d Lamar Bailey ; 2d
Geography: 1st Burke a. Parter, 2d
Harry Bowen; 3d Geography (Primary):
1st J no. N Harrell, 2d Hugh n, Morson;
Penmanship (S. Boom),- 1st division; 1st
unnora uarroii, za a. uinn rowen; aa
division, 1st: Dalen Stronach, 2d Her
bert Rosenthal; Penmanship (N. Room)
1st division: Thos. E Green, 2d Jno. B.
Moseley; 2d division: 1st John M. Heck,
2d Lea Watson; English Composition:
(N. Room): 1st, Jas. B. Green ;2nd, Thos.
E. Green; (8. Room): 1st, A. Finn Bow
en; 2nd, Carl P. Leach. Declamation,
(N. Room): 1st, Jos. 11. Separfc; 2nd,
Andrew Sjme. (S. Room): 1st, Jno I.
Primrose; 2 .d Robt. Gray; 1st, Book
Keeping, (High School Course): 1st
honor divided between J. Marshall Bar
ber and Chas. Johnson); 2nd Book Keep
ing: 1st, A. Finn Bowen; 2nd, Cecil Hol
lo way; 3rd Book Keeping: 1st, David C
Smith. Greek Grammar: 1st, Chas. R.
Turner; 2nd, Jos. H. Separk: Greek
Composition: 1st, Chas. R Turner;
2nd, Jos. 11. Separk.
JUGGLING WITH SILVER.
The House Bill is a Mono-Metallic
By United Press.l
Washincjtbn, June 7 Mr. Newland,
one of the executive committee of the
National Silver Convention, was inter
viewed to-day with reference to the sil
ver bill now before the House. He de
clares that the House Republicans, un
der control of Reed, Cannon and Mc
Kinley, are juggling with the silver
question, and as a result a bill, appar
ently providing for an increased use of
silver, but really demonetizing it, has
been placed before the House, and is to
be rushed through after a debate of a
day and a half, without the privilege of
oHeriDg ameimtnepts. He says that the
bill is a mouo-ineidino gold bill.
SIR CHARLES f UPPER.
Fisheries to be Continued.
; fBv United Press.!
New York, June 7. A special from
Ottawa to the Sun says: "The state
ment that Sir Charles Tapper is return
ing to Canada because of the Newfound
land dispute does not express his, real
reason. The fact is that last week Sir
John MacDonald cabled Sir Charles that
his presence in Ottawa was imperative
if negotiations in connection with the
Atlantic fisheries and Behring sea ques
tions were to be continued, jvery ef
fort on the part of young Tupper, minis
ter of marine and fisheries, to secure
anything approaching a settlement has
failed, and he has informed sir John oi
his inability to accomplish anything at
Three Negroes Hanged.
IBy United Press.1
Linden, Tex., June 7. Henry Hol-
den, Fletcher Holden and Tom Mills,
thraa negroes, were hanged here to-day
for the murder of James McGregor, a
white man, at Atlanta, Tex., on the 7th
of last December. , All of the condemn
ed men confessed their guilt and died
W. H. & R. S. Tucker & Co.
Concerning Printed Lawns
To-morrow, June 9th, a rare bargain.
exclusively ours, a case of full 1,400s
Lawns, printed almost square to the
French. Price 10c per yard.
W. H. & R. S. Tucker & Co,
THE NATIONAL CONGRESS.
THE EVERLASTING PENSION.
Mr. Cooper's Feelings Hurt by News-
By United Press.
Washington, D. C, June 7. Mr.
Cooper, of Indiana, to-day introduced in
the House a resolution authorizing the
House committee on invalid pensions to
inquire into and report to the House
certain ; charges that have been widely
circulated through the newspapers
reflecting upon the management
of the bureau of pensions. The preamble
to the resolution states that reports are
beiug widely circulated through the
newspapers reflecting upon the manage
ment ot the bureau or pensions in which
it is charged that the present commis
sioner of pensions has been engaged in
selling to certain employees of the pen
sion office, shares of stock in a corpora
tion or company of which he is president,
which is organized for the purpose of
introducing a patent refrigerator which
was claimed is impracticable and worth
less, and that in consideration of such
purchase said employees are promoted
. Representative Oral, of Pennsylvania,
to day introduced by request, a bill for
the establishment of "the American
University" in the District of Columbia;
to commemorate the four hundredth an
niversary of the discovery of America.
The provisions of tho bill to establish a
National University, recently introduc
ed in the Senate by Senator Edmunds.
Before the debate ' on the silver bill
began in the House this morning, Mr.
Conger, of Iowa, (in charge of the bill)
offered a substitute.
The suggestion of Mr. Payson, of Illi
nois, modified his substitute so as to
provide that the treasury notes used in
pursuance of the bill shall be an abso
lute legal tender.
Mr. Paytou then took the floor and
said in spite of his objection, he would
support the substitute, not because he
believed in it, but because he had assur
ances that the objectionable features of
it would be changed in the Senate, and
the House given an opportunity to vote
, Mr. Mutchler, of Pennsylvania, op
posed both propositions pending before
Mr. Hatch, of Missouri said no Secre
tary, of tha Treasury Republican or
Democrat ever rested respected the law
of 1874 in the interest of the people. It
had been executed entirely in the inter
est of Wallstreet.
Before the sun sets this day more Rep
resentatives would have betrayed their
constituents and violated their conscien
ces than ever before. .
To-day the House was: witnessing the
triumph of the republican machine
which war running as it never had run
before with a man in control with more
brain, more nerve and more recklessness
than any man who had ever controlled
Mr. Connor, of Illinois, said he stood
upon the platform of the Republican
party, lie bad always favored the use
of the two metals, and he would ; not
willingly vote for any law that he was
satisfied would bring to the country the
use of either to the exclusion of the
Mr. Anderson, of Kansas favored
free silver coinage. The only man who
would be hurt by it were the men who
loaned money. It was not an issue be
tween Democrats and Republicans. The
pending bill demonetized silver, and he
could not and would not vote to de
Mr. Perkins, of Kansas, said he would
vote for the bill because he recognized
the fact that if the country must have
any legislation on the silver question, it
must be had under the provision of the
oiuer reported by the committee on
RESCUED BY THE EMPEROR.
The Political Situation Has Remained
Unchanged Since 1889.
(By United Press.)
Perth, June 7th The members of the
Austrian Hungarian delegation were to
day received by the Emperor Francis
Joseph, Addressing the delegation
the Emperor said that the political situ
ation has remained practically unchan
ged since 1889. Satisfactory relations,
however, the Emperor added existed
between the Empire and the Balkan
States. Referring to the tripartite alli
ance Francis Joseph declared that he
was trustful that the fact of the entente
between Austria,, Germany and Italy
would be condusive, to the preservation of
the blessing of peace.
Three nations were, he said, co-operating
to that end.
THEY TAKE EFFECTIVE MEANS.
Valuable Dogs Killed to Stop the
By United Press. -
Philadelphia, Pa., June 7. Sixty
valuable dogs, the property of the Rod
ner Hunt club, have since March 15th
been poisoned in order to stamp ont the
Rabies. This dread disease has been
rampant in that section of the country
where the uodnerciub enjoy the popu
lar English passtime of fox hunting.
Carpenters Strike Bosses Weakening.
By United Press.
Cincinnati, O., June 7. Thirty of
the leading boss carpenters signed the
strikers demand for 9 hours work for 10
hours pay up to noon to-day.
W. H. &, R. 8. TUCKER A CO.
In Dress Goods.
Special department, near the entrance
of our Fayetteville street door.
We are this week adding a few lines
that have heretofore been with-held.
These go in this week to be sold.
They are a wonder to ourselves for
W. H. k R. S. Tucker & Co.
THEY ALL ATE TOGETHER.
North Carolina Republicans Practice
(Special to State Chronicle.)
Washington, June 7, The North
Carolina Republican Association held an
anniversary meeting at Monumental
Hall last night. The officers for the en
suing, year were formally installed, as
bllows: Col. W. P. Canaday, president;
A. S. Richardson. J. A. Hvman. vice-
presidents; W. G. Fearing, secretary; J.
T. Reynolds, . assistant secretary; E. M.
Rosafy, treasurer; John Nichols, D. A.
Sadgwar, M. S. Fox, executive commit
tee; G. H.. Henderson, Sergeant-at-Aims.
Col. Canaday was presented with a gavel
worked out of a pine knot and a gavel
rest of the same material. As soon as
the business had been transacted the
members of the Association, without re
gard to race, color, ob previous con
dition, sat down to a bountifully spread
To-day Mr. Ewart introduced a bill.
similar to one " previously introduced in
the Senate by Senator Vance, to place
Captain Hogshead's company of home
guards on the regular army roll. If the
bill passes it will entitle the members of
the company to pensions.
Southern Republican Congressmen
held a caucus last night and agreed to
vote for the Federal election law. The
Southern Democratic members all be-
ieve that a strong Federal election law
will be passed this session. Brower,
Ewart and Cheatham are committed to
sustain such a law.
Mr. Skinner's bill, appropriating $100.-
000 to erect a public building for Eliz
abeth City has been favorably reported,
Dut the amount has been cut down to
To the Confederate Veterans' Associa
tion in the Various Counties of North
Comrades: We desire to call your at
tention to the provisions of our Consti
tution, directing that the annual elec-
ions for officers shall take 7 place on the
fourth day of July in each year. We
earnestly hope that there will be a large
attendance of Veterans at the Court
House unless other place of assembly
shall be designated in each county at
12 o'clock on that day, and the regular
organization continued and strengthen
ed. If the Meeting shall have been ar
ranged for another day, or shall not be
held on the fourth of July, it is not
material, provided the Veterans shall
Burely be called together at some time.
The executive committee have deter
mined to wait no longer for adequate
subscriptions, bnt boldly to assume the
responsibility of opening a Soldiers'
Home for the'are of such of our needy r
deserving comrades as require to be
supported by charity. At present it is
probable that the hotel building at
Ridgeway, donated by Col. Heck, will be often honored by his fellowmen of Meck
too large for our immediate purposes, lenbure countv politically, and has held
and we may begin in a smaller way at
Raleigh, or some accessible locality.
For the support ot this Home we
throw ourselves upon the abounding
chanty ot the people oi .North Carolina,
and we appeal particularly to the mem
bers of the Confederate Veterans' Asso
ciation to see that a proper interest is
enkindled in every town and township
in the state.
We respectfully invoke the aid of the
women of North Carolina, foremost in
every work of love and kindness, and
we ask that the Veterans' Associations
of each county constitute a central
committee of ladies of not less than five
in every county find town in the S'ate.
The names of the members of this com
mittee particularly the chairman, should
be forwarded at once to Mr. W. O,
Stronach, Secretary, Raleigh, N. C,
who will correspond with the committee
concerning the method of raising funds
for the support of the Home
(Signed) J. 8 Cabr,
W. O. Stronach, Sec.
WHITE MAN'S COLORED
Rich Mr. Thomas Gave Her His Per
eonal Property and Others sue for it.
Richmond, Va., June 6, 1890. Argu
ment was commenced yesterday in the
Chancery Court in the case of Lewis vs.
Thomas, administrator. William A
Thomas, just before his death, gave Bet-
tie Thomas-Lewis a colored woman
whom he acknowledged to be his daugh
ter, the Keys to his box in the vault of
the Planters' National Bank, his bank
book and the keys of his safe in Drewey
& Co's office, adding that ne gaye her
all his personal property.
Thomas was a very rich man, and
having died without a will his relatives
after his death demanded of Bettie Lew
is the surrender of the keys. They were
given up under protest. ; The court ap
pointed Messrs. Manns and West P.
Charles curators of the estate, and
the relatives of Thomas applied
to the court for the appointment
of an administrator.
Bettie Lewis applied to court for an
injunction restraining the curators from
turning over the estate of Thomas to the
administrator, and then asked for. the
appointment oi a receiver, wmcn was
granted. The object of the suit is to
? a. m i
ascertain whether or not Bettie Thom
as-Lewis is entitled to the personal prop
erty ot x nomas.
Special Cor. State Chronicle.
Fremont, N. C, June 6. By Rev.
W. W. Rose, at the residence of .Mrs.
Lydia Edmondson, Green county, Mr.
E. O. Exum, of Wayne county and
Miss Sarah M. Edmondson.
Truly " . . ;
W. W. B08E.
MAY CROP REPORT.
Since last report there have been no
complaints as to the weather, or of any
thing else, yet the average condition of
all crops, save corn, has been lowered,
to no great extent, still the tendency is
the wrong way. Wheat and oats are most
notable in this depression, and the es
timates decrese a3 the harvest approach
es, but with a continuation of the sea
sons enjoyed since cotton, corn and to
bacco have been put into the ground.
There is no reason to doubt an abnormal
yield from these crops.
The average of this crop is reported
at 77 against 84f last month, and the in
dications are that the average will go
78 represents the average of this crop,
agaizst 81f a month ago.
Comes down to 83 and is steadily go
The orchards are in a sad plight, and
the possibility of a fair yield of Fruit, es
pecially peaches and pears, is abandoned
by the majority of growers. Tho average
Promises much better, and is now es
timated at 98i,' nearly normal. -Cotton
Is reported at 92 J, and promises much
better, as the season advances.
Tobacco . : .: 'j.m
Was damaged some in the outset, and
has not recovered, and is now rated at
85 per cent.
Promises normal, and is averaged at
92, which probably means more, as this
crop rarely fails.
The condition of clover is stated at 93,
which is favorable.
Are reported above this point, and
stand at 95 J. '
. Gardens , -Are
pretty good, judging from the re
The Dtmocrtic Convention of For
syth county wiil be held on the 5th of
The Troy Vidette is out in a stronsr
editorial recommending Marmadnke S.
Robbing Esq., for Judge in the Eighth
district. It . pays him a deserved' high
Not much said of candidates for legis
lature in Chatham county as yet. We
hear some tulk of W. F.4 Stroud and E.
W. Atwater for Representatives. What
better could Chatham do than have those
Representatives, and A. H. Merritt lor
Senator? Banford Express.
The Times is distinctly in favor of
Alexander for Congress, because we be
lieve he is well qualified for the office
and because we believe he is a high
toned, honorable man. lie has
the highest omces m the Grange and Al
liance in North Carolina. In our zeal
for him we shall not say a word against
any other candidate who may aspire for
the nomination. All the candidates in
the field, as far as we know, would make
good public servants, and we could sup
port any of them cheerfully if nomi
nated. Mecklenburg Times. -
Commencement Programme of 1890.
SUNDAY, JUNE 8, .
Annual sermon before the
residentt. cal Society, (L. 8. Massey, President),
Dy the Kev. a.
F. Dixon, D. D., Oxford,
Annual address before the Y. M. C.
A., (W. B. Lee, President), by the Rev,
s. ts. Turrentine, lungs' Mountain. N.
MONDAY, JUNE 9, 8 P. M.
Sophomore Oratorical Contest.
TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 10 A. M.,
Senior Class-Day, 2 p. m., junior
oratorical contest, 8 p. m.
Wednesday, June 11, 11 a. m.
Baccalaureate sermon before the Sen
ior Class by the Rev. W. V. Tudor, Nor
Reunion of Graduates and Matricu
lates, 2 p.m.
Public Presentation of Medals award
ed by the Columbian and Hesperian Lit
Awarding of the Archive Prize for
jueeung oz we JBoara oi rrustees, 4
p. m. -
Alumni Address by W. K. Gibbs.
Esq., Reidsville, N. 0., 3 p. m.
Thursday, June 12, 11 a. m.
Graduating Exercises. Glee Club
Concert, 8 p. m.
Friday and Saturday. June 13tb-14th:
Tuesday and Wednesday, September 2d-
ou .antxauce ftxammauons.
September 4th, 10 a. m., fall term be-
Lectures and Recitations.
Trains for commencement exercises
will connect at High Point for Trinitv
in time for the morning exercises, and
21 1 At ... 1 -
wiu leave m time to connect with nurht
trains going north and south on the
main line. Reduced rates have been ar
An Indian Murdress Pardon.
(By United Press.!
Little Rcck, Ark. June 7. The In
dian woman Tulsee Chootey, who was
sentenced to be shot for the murder of
her husband has been pardoned by tho
- a) e i - i
c IBy United Press.
St. Petersburg, June 7. The oppo
sition offered by the Russian court to
the project has resulted in the indefi
nite postponement of the proposed Sla
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