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r' ' ' ." - . 4 VOL. VLI. NO. 82.. EALEIGH, N,"P, TUESDAY, JUNE 1 0, 1890. PRICE 5 OENTS; ' i 1 i - X 4 f I V. . -. . I - .... - t ' . - ' ' THE NATIONAL CONGRESS. THE SENATE ON THE BILL AGAIN. silvi:u "In God we Trnl'for lh' Other Twenty-Eight OutsThe 'iouse Gets Out olaJob.-nm! J a I Is liack on Pensions. Bv United Press. 1 Washington, D. C.,Juae 9. (Senate) A number of petitions were presented to the Senate to dav, among them one from Nelson, Nebraska, praying (sarcastical ly) that all ex soldiers over one hundred years old shall have a pension of $2 a month. Further routine business baviug been transacted, the silver bill was taken np, and Mr. Cockrell addressed the Senate. He said that if cu acted into a law, the further ooiuige of silver bullion into M.tndard doll us would rest wholly in tho mere discretion of the secretary of tbo treasury. Silver bullion was to be . treated as a mere commodity, and was to be 'iveu none of the equivalents of nnney or currency. in season and out of season those who favored the unlimited coinage of silver were taunUd with trying to flood the country with seventy-two cent dollars, and the noble, grand, nat ural sentiment inscribed on the silver dollar, "In God We TrusV was sneer ed at and derided as meaning "in God wo trust" for the other twenty-eight cents to make it one dollar. Ax the close of Mr. Cock roll's speech the House silver bill was laid before the Senate. Mr. Vest asked the Senate to take up for consideration the bill reported from the seleot committee on the sale and transportation of meat , products "to prohibit monopoly in the transportation of cattle to foreign countries. " After a discussion concerning the length of time consumed in debate over the silver bill, Mr. Vest's bill was called up and discussion of its provisions was carried on between Mr. Vest in defence of them and Mr. Hoar and Mr. Hale in uu attack upon them. House. Washington, D. 0., June 9th, The House went into committee of the whole on the bill affecting the Baltimore and Potomac railroad Go. in Washington. The afternoon was spent in discussion of the measure, but no action was taken and the committee rose, and then, at 2 o'clock, took a recess until 8 o'clock, the evening session to be for the considera-" r jion of private pension bill?. Southern Imigration. .-A By United Press. "Washington. I). C., June 0 - large partj of Northern and Eastern LflmUliatsY sixty-sU In number, Wnj sentativesof various financial and in dustrial interests of New England and New York, arrived here yesterday on their way South, to participate in the ceremonies incident to thp inauguration of the new town of Kimball, in Marion . county, Tenn. The party leu wasniugwu w uns"" on a special train of Pullman Cars, over vibe Virginia Midland and East Tennes see and Virginia and Georgia roadster Chattanooga. Two or three days will te spent in Kimball, (which is a few miles West of Chatadooga) and in Chatanooga and vicinity, visiting and inspecting the rich coal and iron fields of Marion county, and the histoiio battle grounds of Look out Mountain. . - Escape of a Desperado. ALL HOPE C J. Will Davis, the KU.i Condemned to Death in Jail rct Fort Worth, Tex., Denied a New Trial. It will be remembered by the readers of the Chronicle that in one of the let ters of Mr. N. B. Brough ton, written while he was at Fort Worth, Texas, at tending the Southern Baptist Conven tion, he gave account of a visit to the jail in that place to see J. W. Davis, un der sentence of death for the killing of B. C. Evans, a merchant of Fort Worth, by. whom be was employed, in 1889. As was stated, Mr. Davis is a graduate of the University of North Carolina. His father was Dr. , Davis, of Chapel Hill, and the family are well known in that section. He has a number of acquaint ances in this city also. At the time of Mr. Broughton's visit to Davis he was hopefully looking for an order for a new trial from the Appellate Court, o which he had appealed, but yesterday he received a clipping from the Fort Worth Gazette which gives the intelligence that the appeal was denied. The following is the item: . The final decision in the case of the State against Davis was reached yester day and the man apprised of the terri ble news. It is death this time and the prisoner recognizes the awful reality. The first tidings of the adverse decis ion was carried to him yesterday by a reporter. He received it calmly but said he did not wish to talk about the matter "Come back and see me some other time. I can't talk about it now." Last night at 6 o'clock he was seen again and was in a sadly broken np con dition. His mother had visited him in the mean time and the meeting had been a sad one. When the reporter saw him he was sitting in his small cell with bowed head and a grief-stricken look npon his faca. He answered a question in a broken, half inaudible voice, but the import was plain and the Gazette man turned away. . It will bi some fifteen days before the mandate is sent here, when the sentence will be pronounced and the day of exe cution set at the judge's convenience. TILLMAN'S AMBITION. It is Said He is Expecting to Succeed Senator Hampton. (By Telegraph to N. Y. Herald.) Columbia, S. C, June 7. It is an nounced that if Captain Benjamin R. Tillman, the farmers' candidate for Sen ator against Senator Wade Hamption, whose successor will be elected at the next session of the Legislature. As the majority of the legislators are folio weis of Tillman there is no doubt of his be ing able to defeat Hampton. For this reason tne unman party are moving candidate for lieutenant governor in view of the probability of his stepping into the gubernatorial chair.' Senator M. C. Butler cattfe1 here from Washington yesterday and made an ad dress at a college commencement. Both Zenators Hampton and Butler are op posed to the movement under Tillman, and Senator Butler yesterday expressed his disapprobation of the turn affairs had taken. He is fearful that a split in the democrats will result in republican success. AT ST. MARY'Sfj A Delightful Evening, with the Little .1!-:: . , Folks The annual rammencement of famous old St. Mary's began last night with an entertainment by the primary class There were probably forty little misses, ranging in ago from six' to thirteen, who aided in rendering the very 'attractive programme. Vi - In all there were twenty members, in cluding calisthenic exercises, recita tions, piano solos, quartettes, 4se.': When the entertainment wis over there wero profuse compliments passed upon it, and many old folks were of the opinion that these very youg ladies could give a more delightful entertain ment than their older schoolmattl j Among the piano solos that wei very much complimented were the pj auc tions of Miss Nannie Jones, sweet little Margaret Smedes, Miss Lily M. Hoke, Miss Eleanor Vass, and Miss Mary W. Johnson. Everyone of the very young ladies were appreciated and applauded to the echo, and numerous floral offerings em phasized ' the enjoyment of the k audi ence. - . , ' A duet by two lovely little girls not eight years old Margaret Smedes and Sadie Root, was simply charming. A recitatation by Miss Lonla Briggs was one of the pleasant pieces of the evening; but the enthusiasm of the au dience rose to the highest pitch when little Florence Boylan recited the Dead Doll. She was a veritabg? little darling herself, and her selection delighted everybody. An instrumental quartette by Lily M. Hoke and Loula . WoodelU, Mary O. Black and Sophy M. Hardin and one Errol Hay and Florence Yates, Alice I Haynes and Jennie McAllister were of the evening's features &c. A7' The rendition of the music the lit tle folks was splendid, and the ilgnres and pastures of the calesthenio tdrilis were marvels of grace and elegancy. FROM DURHAM. Twelve Years in the Decide on a Place Convention. Peni-Failure to for the Judicial WAKE tfOBEST. bin bill of Special to State Chronicle. Mawon, N. C, June 9. This after noon the hands on Burgins 8 C's works discovered that some one had stolen their clothes, provisions, etc., including a 08 calibre pistol, the property of Noah Brucoe. The men caught the thief who is a large buck negro called "Big Jean" and brought him to the shanty. They then went after a warrant, leaving Noah Briscoe to guard the thief until the po lice arrived. After all had gone 4Big Jean" drew the pistol he had stolen from Noah Briscoe and shot at him three times, striking him in the left hip and in the left side, below the heart. Bris coe was shot about 3 o'clock and lived about one honr. He told who shot him. "Big Jean" has not been captured. Railroad Elevator Burned. By United Press. Memphis, Tenn., Jane 9th.The Kan sas City, Fort Boott and Gulf Railroad elevator, completed at West Memphis on Saturday last, at a cost of $40,000, was destrojed by fire at four o'clock tMa morning. The origin of the fire is unknown. G. O. Adams, the contractor, who slept in the building, is supposed to be lost. Famine in Egypt. By United Press. London, June 9. The most appalling accounts are received of the sufferings of the people in upper Egypt and along the scene of the expedition for the re lief of Gordon. It is said that the in habitants, driven desparate by starva tion, teed on each other, while all kinds of animals, however loathsome, are eagerly sought for. W. H. & R. S. 'J ucker & Co. We offer our importation of Keochlin Freres' French Printed Organdies. The "Old-time" goods. A very choice selec tion of Printings. Price 35c. per yard W. H. & R. S. Tuckeb Hz Co. Chronicxj5 Bureau, Durham, N. C., June 9. In the Superior ciurt William Chand ler was tried last week for murder. This crime, it will be remembered, took place in Smoky Hollow on Sunday night be fore Easter. The jury brought in a ver dict of manslaughter, and the prisoner was sentenced to the penitentiary for a term of twelve years. ; The case of State vsf J. W. Evans was me nJqantai, except asto one charge that of A & B. on an unruly prisoner. He was fined $20. The county will be the sufferer to the amount of a costs. Evans, as will be remembsred, is the Keeper or tne poor ana wonc house for Durham. As soon as the bills are all in the people of Durham will be apprised of the enormity of the costs or this prosecution through the columns. The Democratic Executive committee for this Judicial district met here yester day. All the members were present. Mr. J. b. manning, the enair- man, presided. A motion -was made that the convention meet at Ox ford on the 2d of July. This was some what out of the usual order of things, as Durham is more centrally situated and has been for time immemorial the place for holding the convention, and the lime was rather early. A ballot was taken, which resulted in a tie . vote ox 4 to 4. the chairman courteously declin ing to nse his established privilege of casting the deciding vote, beverai bal lots were taken with the same result; and it was decided to adjourn to meet again next Tuesday. Judge Womack has created a une- lm pression here. , THE BEGINNING OF THE COM MENCEMENT EXERCISES. A Pleasant and Profitable Class Day How the Twenty Graduates Managed ItBrilIiant Programme For the Week. J Special to State Chronicle. ; Wake Forest College, June 9. Wake Forest College commencement be gan to-night, with the Class Day exer cises, The class is the largest one ever graduated from this famous institution. It numbers twenty-five. . Mr. G. W. Ward, of Perquimans county, president of the class, gave a brief history of Class Day in this-country. - - - Up to one year ago it was customary to award a medal to the best declainer of the graduating class, but this prac tice has been abolished, and Class Day substituted. ' Mr. Ward said that the first Class Day ever held in this country was At Harvard College in 1789, and that Wake Forest was the first college in North Carolina to adopt the practice. Mr. J. E. White, of Apex, N. C, was first introduced and delivered an ora tion. His subject was, "When the Bat tle will be Fought." Mr. White is a good speaker. He is deliberate and self possessed. He told ns first of what a great country this republic of ours is, but said that the farmer and mechanic recognized the fact that something was wrong." and that - the battle to be f ught was to be done by the masses, exercising the lights of free Americans to prevent a state of plu tocracy in this glorious country, and that the time had come when all could see that there was need for a reform. His subject ras well chosen and much appreciated. Mr. C. L. Felt, from Emporiam, Pa., next read an original poem, npon Wake Forest College and the four years' col lege course of the class. It was well written, and all through its lines of chaste language showed that Mr. Felt is a young man of thought and culture. . Mr. J. O. Selkinson, of Wake county, next read the history of the class during The four years of collegiate life. We do not think it has ever bjen our pleasure to listen to a more amusing review of college life. In a very bur lesque manner he dedicated his history to the ladies of Wake Forest. The clos ing part of his history included the im provements at the college which the class had witnessed the building of the new library, the increase of the en dowment f nnd and the addition of sev eral new professors to &rrjr6.'mim1Qrbr,YVeldon, N. C., next read his original propnecy or. the class. He took each of the twenty-five and in the most amusing manner con ceivable predicted what the future of his class-mates would be. His prophecy was highly pleasing and entertaining to his audience, and notwithstanding that he has been sick for two months he did both subject and himself great credit. The President of the class closed tne exercises or tne evening oy giving tne class some good advice, he w. gid upon them their importance of leading aOhris tian life of being true to every thing that was Rood and pure. He reminded them of their obligations to their alma mater and urged them to do all they could for her future prosperity. Dr. Taylor tells us that this has been tne most successiui session (it Demg the fiftv-fifth") which the college has had since its establishment. The exercises for the rest of the week will be of the most instructive and en tertaining order. The music, rendered by Voelker's band, of Eichmond, is a treat to lovers of good music. We would advise every body to come to Wake Forest this week. PROGRAMME. Thesis Honor to Whom Honor is Due J. A. Hollomon, Winton.-N. O. Thesis Life and Works of Madame de Stael C. F. Hopper, Cleveland county, N. C. Thesis Modern Pythuos-J. F. Mitch ell, Franklin county, N. C. Thesis Intolerance B. 8. Mitchell, Franklin county, N. O. Thesis' Dirt Daubers J. C. -Maske, Richmond county, N. O. Thesis Christianity and Education H. O. Moore, Caldwell county, N. O. Thesis What I Would do and be Were I a Woman J. H. NowelL Bertie county, N. O. Thesis The Dream of Future Years D. B. Oliver, Pine Level, N. C. Thesis The Hero of '62 W. O. Rid- dick, Gates county, N. 0.' Thesis Fratres Usque ad Aram J.- E. White, Apex, N. O. H. B. H. A Villian Committed to Jail, (Special to State Chronicle.) Shelby, N. C, June 9 Cicero Esk ridge, colored, was committed to jail charged with an attempt to ravish Ida Wilson, a eight year old colored girl. Eskridge has a bad reputation, and about a year ago escaped from jail where he was serving out a sentence for lar ceny. Telegraph flashes. St. Paul. June 9th. 1890. -Tb Exec utive Committee of the Farmei't Alli ance of Minesota have determined to form an independent party, and they favor calling a convention to deoide up on a ticket. Huron, S. D., Juno 9th, 1890. The South Dakota" Farmers' Alliance has resolved by a vote of 413 to 83 to form anew narty. The organization will be known as the independent party. The State Convention will b3 held July 9th to nominate State officers. The platform will embody equal suffrage and tariff for revenue only. A High Jump. By United Press. CisciiiNiTi.O., June 9. Chas. Wilcox lost his life yesterday by jumping from the Newport railroad bridge into the river below, a distance of ninety feet. Wilcox had been drinking. He was a brave fellow, thirty-five years of age, and had been awarded by the United States government a medal for saving eighteen lives during .the flood of 1883. The CensusGive Your Answers. LATE NEWS NOTES. Greensboro will have an ice factory completed on June 10th, .that will turn out 7i tons per day. Monroe is to have a grand Fourth of July celebration. Among the prizes of fered is one of $100 for the best time in a reel race. j This has been a great season for clo ver. We have two samples in our office. each measuring four and a half feet long. Newton Enterprise. On the same day that the county com missioners of Rockingham abolished the office of county treasurer the commis sioners of Chatham reinstated it, after some experience without it. Reidsville Review. It is thought hereabouts that A. H. Joyce, of Danbury, or Col. Rufus Amis, f 1 1 , 1 n il. uj. vjuauvmo. win D3 ine Kennmican Congressional nominee in this district, with the chances in favor of the former. It is further said, by Solicitor Settle's friends, that he is in no tense a candi date for the nomination, but will try for the solicitor's place. The fine gray horse that General Fitz hugh Lse rode at the head of the pro cession, at the unveiling of the Lee mon ument, belonged to Mrs. George D. Ben nett, of Goldsboro. When Ex-Governor I.ARHOT t.hfi hnrca ha oairl. ttTF T hunted the State of Virginia over with a fine tooth comb, I could not have found a finer animal." Reliable news from headquarters, through Col. J. Turner Morehead, of Leaksville, is to the effect that the Dan ville & East Tennessee road will come by Madison. There is no doubt what ever that this line will be chosen. The option on the D. & N. narrow gauge will be given up, as that road bed or survey cannot be used, with the heayj freights A GALA DAV. Commencement Exercises of Title High School Sanday Picnic. Leaks-School- Special Cor. State Chronicle. Leaksville, N. C., June 7. 1890. This week has been a gala day for the town of Leaksville, N. C. From Monday till Thursday inclusive, the time was crowded with the commencement exer cises of Leaksville Practical High School. Monday evening was devoted to exercis es in recitations, songs, Ac, by the boys and girls of the primary department. The children acquitted themselves ad mirably. . Wedenesday at 11 a. m.. the TUw- laureate Sermon was preached by Rev. TT TT 1 m v. .u a. ai. nose, or Danville, va. Unlike many sermons prepared for such occa sions, there was no effort at display, bnt a piuiuuau, spiritual gospei sermon. Wednesday evening the exercises vera declamations by the young men, arid recitations by the young ladies. A gold meaai was awarded to Mr. T. R. Rag land, for best oratory in declamation, and one to Miss Theresa Hampton for the best elocution. All the Dieces were veil rendered, most of them excellent. inursday, 11 a. m. The" address was made by Prof. J. B. Oarlvsle. of Wake Forest College. Subject: Our Country's Future; Our Dangers and Our Duties. rrof. Uarlysle is a Robeson count v man of whom that county and tho State may well be proud. His address was a masterly effort, evincing depth of thought, breadth of culture and logical insight and reasoning powers, rare for one of his comparative youth. At the close of the address several medals were presented for proficiency in various lines of work. Thursday evening was devoted to a social entertainment which doubtless was counted a success by many a merry youth and b'ooming maiden Who took part m the performances of the hour. Fr.day was the occatdon of the pic nic of the MithoiUt r-unday tc'iool of Leaksville, and was held ia a beautiful grove down the liver, about two mile3 from town. Rev. Dan Field, that noble Christian gentleman and model Sunday school superintendent, presided over the pi3-nic to the joy of all present. Many happy hearts were made happier by being there, ani many hungry appetites were abundantly supplied with the rich viands spread ;open-handed liberally for the enjoyment of all. One of the Nuhrer. Trinity College Medals. (Twin City Daily.) TbiniiY College, N. C, June 7. Much excitement prevails here among the boys as to the awarding of the soci ety medals and dubib'itkm of the hon ors ia general. The following have been awarded: Hesperian Debater's Medal, Mr. James Halleck Crowell, of Reading Penn. ; Hesperian Dtclaiuier's Medal. Mr. Alex. H. White, of Jones county. N. C; Co lumbian Debater's Medal, Mr. Wm. I. Crauford, of Montgomery county, N. C,; Columbian Dcc'aimers Medal, Allie H. Powell, of New Berne, N. C. The contests for the Wiley Gray Medal will be hot this year, although Mr. Geo. K. West, of Kinston, a prominent can didate, has gone home. Prof. William A. Blair, of Winston, will deliver it. The contest over the Pinnix Medal, the freshman oratorical medal, will not be so hot as usual. "Dixie," - A Terrible Warning. Census Taker Are you a maid or wife, widow, orphan, single or marriedt The Questioned party I am a widow. C. T. Did your husband die by the rope, electricity, in delirium tremens or from some natural cause! The Q. P. He died this time ten years ago. He was a census taker, and although his body bore unmistakable evidence of bavins been lumped on, pounded, shot and slashed, the coron er's jury said hia death resulted from natural cansea. (By United Press.) New York, June 9. Warrants were issued this morning by U. 8, Commis sioner Shields for the arrest of about thirty people who refnsed to answer the questions propounded by census enu merators, and in some cases assaulted them. . ' The President Returned fBr United Press. Washington, D. G., June 9th Presidential party returned to this this morningjfrom their trip down Potomac. The city the A NEW ELECTION RACKET. A Proposition to Elect Postmasters by the People. By United Press. Washington, D. C, June 9. Senator Hoar to-day introduced in the Senate a joint resolution proposing an amend ment to the constitution providing for the election of postmasters by the people. 4 In Chatham -of Course. (Chatham Record.) "Did you ever hear of a cat hatching chickens ? Well, such a strange event occurred in Chatham. A few weeks ago the wife of Mr. Matthew Seymonr, of New Hope township, put some eggs in a basket, and soon afterwards noticed that the cat laid down on the eggs, and it continued to lie there day after day, until at last a chicken was hatched from every egg, eleven in number." Monday, 8:15 p. m. Class-day exercises. Tuesday, 8:15 p. m. Address before the Alumni Associa tion, by Justice J. J. Davis, of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Wednesday, 11 a. m. Address before the Literary Societies, by Rev. Thos. Dixon, Jr., of New York. Wednesday, 8:15 p. m Baccalaureate Sermon, by Rev. W. W. Landram, D. L Richmond, Va. Thursday, 11 a. m. Prayer. Music. Salutary address J. R. Ha u kins, Danville, Va. : Music. Oration The Heroine of the Hebrides T. R. Crocker, Franklin Co., N. 0, Music Oration New Aristocracy vs. the Old-G. W. Ward, Perquimans Co., N, C. Music. Oration The Empire of Night J. O. Atkinson, Raleigh, N. C. Music. Oration The Hero of cation Josiah Crudup, N. C. . Music. Oration Who are the Jesuites? J. B. Spilman, Weldon, N. 0. Music. Valedictory Address L. S. Cannon, Burke county, N. C. Music. Thesis Rails T. W. Bickett, Monroe, N. 0. Thesis Benefits Derived from the Search for the Philosopher's Stone. T. L. Blalock Granvilie county, N. C. Thes'te Man and What he Has Done E. S. Coffey, Wautaga county, N. C. . Thesis W. E. Crocker Spartanburg, 8. C. Thesis The Power of Custom 0. P. Crudump, Franklin county, N. C. . Thesis Chivalry vs. the Dude E. F. Early, Bertie county, N. C. Thesis How I studied Character 0. h. Felt, Emporium, Pa. Thetis A Glance Into the Future J. G. Gregory, Camden county, N. 0: PERSONAL AND SOCIAL. Commenting on the adverse opinion of Sam. Jones expressed by some of the Wilmington preachers, Sam said, 'Just let them alone till I get there." Mr. Charles S. Bryan, wife and child left yesterday for New York, where they will make their home. We are sorry tnat tney nave aeciaea to leave New Berne. new iierne Journal. There i no young man that has ever come witnm tne ooraers or ine uia North State who has done more toward the advancement of public education than Prof. E. P. Moses, of Raleigh. Winston Daily. Mr. W. 8. Chadwick, President of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad, and Mr. Charles Dewey, of the Board of Directors of that road, are on a business trip to West Virginia. Goldsboro Argus. Tho Atlanta Constitution publishes a picture of Dr. J. W. Bailey, of Gaines ville, Ga., who is one of the most noted physicians of the South. He spends two days in Atlanta every week, and his specialty is the treatment of children. "tie was born in North (Jarolma," says the Journal. Popular Edu- Franklin Co. A Grand Masonic Meeting. Wilmington Messenger. One of the most interesting and pleas ant Masonic events was that celebrated at Clinton, H. 0., on Thursday night with Hiram Lodge No. 98. The occa sion was the conferring of the Master's degree upon Mr. W. A. Johnson, that highly esteemed citizen or that place. Worshipful Samuel Northrop, of Wil mington Lodge Ho. atJy, and nis officers, did the honors in their usual style be fore a large assembly, and all were much gratified at the manner in which tne whole programme was carried out Af ter the conferring of the degree and the exchanging of many social amenities, the lodge assembled at the refreshment hall where the fair ladies had prepared a banquet. It is hardly necessary to say that all enjoyed the occasion to the ful lest extent. A BOY DROWNED. It is Supposed He Was Taken With the Cramp. Special to State Chronicle. Leaksville, N. 0., June 7. A pall of sadness overspreads the community in the death of Johnnie King, a young man of the Bethlehem community. He and another young man went into the nver washing. After swimming across the river several times, on the last trip Mr. King sank and was drowned. . It is sup posed he was taken with cramp. c. : : - ;,V.' How it Strikes a Country Editor. The Grim Ghouls at the Unirersity. Special Cor. of State CsgXettor so- Jflcrr exlsin almost every prom- inent University and College in America, and which represent such aa important element in student life, is little appre ciated or understood by the outside world. They wield a wider and more powerful influence in college circles than do the Free Masons or Odd Fel lows. Eleven fraternities, at present, have chapters at the University. They have recently published an annual, "The HeUeman," the first to come from any college in North Carolina. It is a highly creditable publication, of great interest to every fraternity man in the State, and may be had by sending $1.00 to Mr. R. S. McBae, Chapel Hm. There has been a growing desire among loyal Greeks here to cultivate a spirit of broadness and liberality, to recognize merit, and to represent our Alma Ma ter in a manner becoming to her repu tation and history. These sentiments led to the founding of the local order of Grim Ghouls. Representative men from the several fraternities, prominent in college work, congenial ana of social tastes are selected and invited to become members. To join the Grim Ghouls is thus esteemed a high distinction and a becoming honor. Thursday night, June 4th, was the time chosen for establish ing the order. An experienced surveyor spread an elegant banquet in masonic hall, which had been appropriately decorated. The following ladies and gentlemen were in attendance: Mrs. Geo. Graham and Miss Langhorn, of Richmond, Va. ; Mr. R. W. Bingham and Miss Octavia Winder, of Raleigh; Mr. Shepherd Bryan and Miss Annie Hume, of Portsmouth, Va.; Mr. Henry Johnston and Miss Annie Philips, of Tarboro; Mr. Wray Martin and Miss M. Hinsdale, Raleigh; Mr. Jno. D. Bellamy and Miss Helen Fowle, of Raleigh; Mr. Ludlow Skinner and Miss Fauoette; Mr. Jas. Philips and Mies Mildred Badger, of Raleigh; Mr. R. IL Holland and Miss Fannie Burwell, of Charlotte; Mr. A. H. Patterson and Miss Sailie Potter, of Wilmington; Mr. St. . Clair Hester and Miss Loulie Miller, of Goldsboro; Mr. Gaston Battle and Mis3 Laura Manning, ofj Chapel Hill; Mr. Hugh S. Miller and Miss Margie Busbee, of Raleigh; Mr. Hal G. Wood and Miss Bessie Tucker, of Raleigh; Mr. Henry W. Miller with Mrs. Chas. McKimmon, of Raleigh, were visitors. The following toasts were announced by the Toast Master, Mr. Battle, and eloquently responded to by the gentle men named: - 1. North Carolina, by Mr. Shepherd Bryan. 2. The Fraternities, by Mr. R. H. Hol land. 3. The Grim Ghouls, by Mr. St Clair Hester. 4. The University, by Mr. J. D. Bel lamy. 5. The Ladies, by Mr. R. W. Bingham. It was a charming occasion and will be pleasantly remembered as beginning an organization that must grow and be popular as long as loyal Greeks love las sies, banquets and Chapel Hill. Hellenes. (Exchange.) What sort of a deadly whoop-la is 1 that they have sprung on in Raleigh? Of all the cacophonious, stentorian, tameless blasts that ever racked a com munity, surely the the swan song of the local ice factory's steam trombone is the most harrowing. The DAILY STATE CHRONICLE has twice as many subscriber in Ra leigh as any other newspaper. Ad vertisers make a note of this. Our books are open for inspection to adver tisers, '