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1 ! 1 ' 1 F'.tli' ui' 1 1.1 ' It"' r :l IK Willi rmnifwer- (or Popu- I the Support ol iiiy t. irquest of the r.uigenr.'nts Prof. ut the University, lacaiioiial Meetiug , Week iu Com a brief review of mid of the en of the Mate. V body will wonder why it was so lone i j ... iifgieeieu. n uo wouia nave believed twenty years ago that the children of the best people of Raleigh would be enrolled to-day as pupils in the public schools ? Who would have believed ten years ago that the Goldsboro pub lic schools would send to the Univer sity of the State a pupil who for two years"would maintain the first rank in a large and talented class, and would afterwards, at West Point, maintain the same high rank, in competition with youths from every State in the Union? The success of the graded school has already illustrated the possible devel opment or the public school. The Graded Schools. tiTATJfi UHKON IOLJC, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 el- M f " J - 1, iu" a oUl , i a -: North Carolina to 1). necessity of edu , .pustion judgment ,... by tno civilized , t decide whether , n cognized instru ,r shall content our- ut aud hopeless in ;. compete with stoam Vi. i educited lab Dr. is wo haul our crops ' , - it rivers of irou are ,V- the golden harvest li lVi C i r me , l.o driven from tho .-v.. T files we speedily , ! .. cry means of cul us to change our ,M-iomic methods, we he multiplied forces i r , , erty and a servi :, Ued, we may never lege cannot be opened to bot h the sexes, I conceive it to be one of the highest du ties of the State to establish a similar in stitute for women. The changed condi tions of life demand that our women shall be fitted for more departments of active work than heretofore; aud it is wise statesmanship as well as true phi lanthropy to assist by education any movement demanded by the necessities of life. J '. i'1 i. i t--. j;.;r 'r : ' .:; Vx i Sor'.'.i I''" '': ,tv. Every 1 1 trot, a 'vtii Vitrcby, ri'i 1 1 1 n 1 1 A graded school i, in reality, nothing but a common scdodI supplied with money and competent teachers. But the limit of usefulness has not yet ben reached even in the graded schools. The high school department, which in some has achieved most remarkable results, in others is weak and undeveloped, and still elsewhere has been crushed out of existence by public or private opposition This department should be fostered and developed in all. The course of study should include not only Latin, as fur nishing an indispensable basis for higher literary culture, but also the simpler sciences, in order to develop the study of nature; and well equipped workshops should nrnvidft nnnnrt.imih'oa fnr tUa In. - i -j-- -,-.VV-r,vvv A. w A. IUV -V? ,:ivu ceased 10 suppiy yelopment of mechanical talent and for r me:u aim uiuau, stimu atiner ambition in t.hn HireoHnn nf industrial no less than literary and scien tific achievement. As early as possible our boys and girls should acquire man ual dexterity and be taught to honor manual labor. When graded schools of this charac ter flourish in all our larger towns, and free schools are maintained for six months in each year iu the rural districts people will enter upou a grand career of intellectual and industrial power. The Southern intellect, which iu statesman ship for nearly a ceutury controlled the doctrines of our country, and the South ern character, which neither victory nor defeat, neither war nor peace has sub dued nor tarnished, will again assert their power and achieve ascendaucy in science and literature, in trade, com merce and manufactories. Let us not be deceived by false prophets who cau tion us agaiust Aankee methods of ed ucation. The Yankee teaches Latin, science, and free hand drawing aud tuau- , : mt only hope; edu .... m ichinery, work . mines, utilize lum , Med lands, and de ., s, to 'ho highest de its that nature has :i is our necessity. ...-jierity demands it --.t; urgeucy Our so- il institutions, now ;, tftva'est evils that ; l i.ur people, will ; ivpt by the full I -v tdv exercise of all , . il'.ujd physical en . i aeration will have ,, ii. d battles to fight :i . lr manhood to tho ut ! - -.ur duty to sec that : )v ilied and multiplied : : that education can t is too poor not to ed- eouroi'.'ration ou sen iu is ,f patiiotism and phi ii! . s that she provide for sv'tem of education iu- i . .i . i ; ,v , . f ..nlriir-ii itul thu Itrwt ot tne age nas . il,., t I, .f.-ii i n l tun 111 r-1 " ... he I'uttlic Schools. Fx-tanl t ! i-n- in tins system is j k - t iV.A l. elJClr"'JU ol luf greiu iU(i? ui mo hi',',euthej'ub'.''".'ehtols. Ihis work it'rti: -:wi hiowly and with re- r . t . rnu !'tli'.ft M:h( .1 term i only three ittt.rA Vv verage pay of the "ktur.i ab jut a month. Tho fig- Jr..J not M'cure Lv..ru;vtent teachers nor t.L' terms so hort t-nable pupils to ac fiire mrt' tliin a nattering of the trri-t t'u men's. maoh U-ss to form good ual dexterity in the imblic schools, not lrom sentiment nor fanaticism, but iu order to maintain his literary and me chanical power. Shall we wait for a Connecticut school master to invent us a cotton picking machine? Shall we forever send to the educated labors of New England the raw materials of wealth that nature has placed in our hands, aud allow others, by educated skill, to enjoy the wealth that rightfully is ours? Public Education Essential to Litera ture. But our humiliation is not ended in lack of material prosperity. Lack of popular education means lack of litera ture; lack of history, of poetry, of novels, of all that preserves and transmits the intellectual life of a people. A people who do not read will not stimulate authorship If by accident they pro duce literary talent, it is crushed by lack ofjippreciation, or forced to go else where and sell itself to theory, too often seeking profit and honor by dishonoring Our Colleges. The good work of our colleges is already a patent factor iu promoting the education of our people. The more active of them are rapidly accumulating large endowments; and the munificent bounty of Maxwell Chambers, Washing ton Duke, H. S. Bostwickand Julian S. Carr, is proof that men of wealth will give for education with open hand, when they see definite objects to be achieved aud certain good to be realized. The time should not be far distant when the doors of the sectarian colleges will be open free to the youth of their res pective denominations. May God speed the day! We shall then see a better educated clergy, a more general diffu sion of cul'.nre and refinement, more liberal views of life and intellectual activity, producing higher ideals of bap piness and greater material comfort. The University. The most important factor, after the common schools, in the educational sys tem or a people is their university, fey here should be born the highest culture, the freest thought and the noblest aspi rations which the State is capable of producing. It was at the Universitv of Wittenburg that Martin Luther began the Protestant Reformation; it was in the University of Glasgow that Watt in vented the steam engine; it was in the University of the City of New York that Morse created the electric telegraph; and it was a uuiversity professor who formu lated the principles of trade which have already revolutionized industry and commerce scarcely less than the steam engine; and which will yet enable all the nations of the earth, by unrestricted commerce, to achieve the brotherhood of man and realize the sublime teaching of Jesus. A real University is an inspiration of all that is best and noblest in man. It guides the enthusiam of youth into paths of noble ambition It fills the young heart with the jov of moral and intellectual activity, and drives out the orutanty or rowdyism ana the rotten ness of vice with the inspiration after manly endeavor. Its faith is unbound ed in the possibilities of youth; for it knows that the genius and enthusiasm of youth are more potential than the wisdom and caution of age. As each generation of students comes to its halls, it recognizes in the longings of their youthful souls and tho energies of their buoyant bodies and the infinite activities of their restless minds, new and untried powers which in the provi dence of God may yet be enabled by statesmanship, by oratory, by literature, by scientific invention, by philanthropy, or by other exercise of moral, physical and intellectual power, to lift humanity upon a higher plain and to leave the world batter than they found it. It is not enough that the internal life of a university be pure aud inspiring. It should guide the moral aud intellectual life of the State, recognizing and fulfilling its lofty mission as the highest teacher of its people. Its active sympa complex and more expensive. Far more is to b3 done than has yet been accom plished. The University is alive to the responsibilities of the hour, and her alumni are answering her call for help. Twenty-five thousand dollars were raised at the last Commencement to establish a Chair of History and doubtless ten thousand dollars additional will be pro vided before the end of the year. The needs of the University are many and great. She has only begun her growth. Her buildings need to be provided with the comforts of heat, light and water demanded by modern life. They greatly need a building for the Young Men's Christian Association; where the moral and religious enthu siasm of the students may be strengthen ed by constant association in noble aspi rations and useful endeavor and by the confidence that comes from permanent and honorable establishment. Such a building would multiply the moral forces of the university and mark an era in stu dent life. A well endowed professor ship of Christian philosophy and cul ture, filled by a man who would lead and direct the religious thought of the uni versity into ever nobler fields of activity, would produce results so certainly be neficent and inspiring that the Christian people of the State ought to consider no duty more urgent or more honorable than the establishment of this chair. Haifa dozen professorships are need ed to create new departments and strengthen those already existing. Per manent endowments are badly needed for the library and the gymnasium Au astronomical observatory would be a crowning glory to the scientmc equipment of the University and a grand memorial ot private munificence and philanthropy. That the greatest need of the univer sitv is a special endowment for the aid of poor students -$50,000 would estab lish fifty scholarships and maintain at the University fifty students annually, who are now compelled by poverty to abandon their education. So0,000 more TOM D1X0N AT YELD0N. THE DISTINGUISHED DIVINE AD DRESSES 5,000 ON THE MOR AL, IMPORT OF TME FAR MERS' ALLIANCE. inspiration intellectual t: haliita ami receive Jr'iin the sensatiuri of " J Will. I But i lie wor-i' i yet to bo told. There :v iu bs, ::, .school districts with tut H'iv hou'ei, more than one dis trict intvtry live; and in thirty ninedis tr.cts no h'vhU were taught, of the en jire school population not three children lr. tUv ; ut foot inside- :i school house du- r.iii; t! 0 if c I? IV I I !! ,i littlf niA.n tl.nn j n, nii'i u, lung LLX'IKJ luau m three s?:ied the full session. It :in ri;!:'' in view of these facts Hit ear t :itj .-hows n larger percentage Of I'fp'i'.iiti.m unable to read and write any otht r in the Union, save one. iEen!iiin Th;s, not, to disparage tho t .ttuer of our people, for many things t :.tr:h'i; t f,,r;a character even more la t Te f, the laud of its birth. Long and bitterly thy and wise counsels and helpful power snouiu oe constantly exerueu in Denan of educational progress; aud its guiding hand or inspiring example should influ ence every institution of learning iu the State, especially should it labor for pub lic education, recognizing it not only as essential to full development of the uui- h.o octoKUai.r,ont f rrri vei'sity itself, but also as an indispensa- schools, our best private school! have ?le ff t0.r m PPU lf Z 'lvf made decided improvement in the qual- be a Ifr and not a follower. When ity of their instruction. At no time in ever its ideals are not loftier and purer the history of the State has private edu- and Kinder than those of men in com- i T r.,i ki mon life, it indicates its noble sover- v u A n.,. Kof eignty and becomes a menial rtUU ftJ have we paid the penalty of our illit eracy. The story of our State has been told by aliens and enemies with such cunning aud persistent calumny that even the virtues of our ancestors have been received by the world as vices. The Private Schools. .y Mun publics or scholastic dia ihe sikduii: influences of home 'fr.ir.' I'efr, lints nf wrvintv thn '! aa luworiHof business, and tho en 1 'I'.n? fni'!,i:nv of religion, all combine honorable as now. Our best schools may not fear comparison with those of other btutes; and one is bring ing into North Carolina over 100 pupils annually from abroad. There will al ways be people who are able and willing to buy a better culture than the public schools can furnish; and, as the private The over-stimulus of intellectual culture is too apt to produce corres ponding neglect of moral and physical training. This is the evil of modern education. It is said that 100,000 stu dents are now at the Universities of the world, of whom one third will die of ill-health from overstudy, one third The Cireat Throng Captured by the Burning Eloquence of the Young Carolinian. (Greenville Reflector ) Une of the grandest and most entiiu sdastic days at the Weldon Fair was on last Thursday. It was extensivelv ad- veruseu mat tne liev. rom uixou, a native of Cleveland county, North Car olina, but no of New York City, would address the crod ou the "Moral Im- pon ot me rarmers Alliance. At an early hour the sons of the soil from va rious parts of the State began to come. 1) c 1 1 irroiesMonai men, easiness men, wo men, children and blacks, were there in waiting expectancy to hear the gifted son of the Old North State. At 12 o clock the carriage bearing the distinguished speaker arrived at the stand, preceded by several marshals mounted on fine, dashy steeds. The speaker was handsomely introdu ced by Robert Ransom, who paid a de served compliment to Carolina's honor ed son. Mr. Dixon is tail, with large, piercing eyes, long nose, broad lorehead and commanding appearance. We judge that he is about 30 years old and weighs 14o pounds. As a speaker he is rapid, pointed, em phatic and convincing. He has the most choice and telling illustrations that are woven into i-verv fact lie wishes to es tablish ltisMuaplv impossible to cive his speech. Lveu a synopsis would hardly do the speaker justice. We will, however, give our readers a few of the would establish ten fellowships and sup- good things he said. port at the university annually ten grad- Mr. Dixon said: North Carolina is one uate students who have become inspired of the greatest States of the Uuiou. The with a love ot learning and research, and sons of the soil aie the b-st people the wno aesire special training oeyonu tne sun ever nnone upon, aiy lamer is a regular course. Specially trained schol- farmer. He preaches becmse he is call- ars, tniuters ana workers is tne great ea ana tarms tor a living, lais is tne need of the South to-day, men who will way he used to do lie don't live by lead intelligently and bravely in educa- farming now lie has to sell a part of tion, in science, in literature, in mecnan- nis lana every year ana oy this means ical invention and in all sorts of social and moral and political reform. Aud finally the University must be endowed. A permanent endowment fund of a quarter of a million dollar will be necessary to establish it upon the smallest basis of security. A beginning must be made. It is a matter that con cerns the entire State. Men of wealth should remember its necessities. Our own bounty will attract the bounty even of strangers. Let this endowment be raised, and let tuition be practically tree to every boy iu North Carolina Our Educational System in Uriel . Such should be the educational system of the State. Free schools within reach of every child, taught by competent teachers say six months a year; graded schools in the larger towns, with high school departments and with workshops for manupi training; private schools and academies furnishing batter culture than the State can provide in the public schools; an Agricultural and Mechanical College for young men; a similar institu tion for yourg women, unless the Agri cultural and Mechanical College be open ed to both sexes: a Normal Training School for the special training of teachers; sectarian colleges for bovs and nirls, stimulating church zeal and directing it in educational chan nels; and finally as the head of the sys tem a University, where truth and hu manity are enthroned above sect and party, where ever noble ideas of conduct aud character are moulding each gene ration into more perfect types of human ity; and where the broadest culture, the freest science, the purest religion and the profoundest philosophy may com mingle and blend happily together in harmonious perfection. when every railroad and telegraph line wiil be under the government A man who don't carry his relieion into nnliH Lw t t -w uwmwv as none. The above thouffhts ware exnrfisxfvl in beautiful language and intersDersed with apt illustrations. The crowd was esti mated at 5,000 ADd listened with the most patient attention to the continued tlow of sparkling metaphors from this gifted sou of the "Old North State. KEY. A. C. DIXON IN BROOKLYN. His Im. He Is Given a Cordial ('reeting In New Home and Makes a Fine presMon. The Chronicle rejoices in the grow- mg innuence and fame of the two Dixons the two most brilliant rreaeh- ers jsortn Carolina has produced, cor- tainly in this decade. Tom is making a great came in New lork. A few years ago his older brother, Rev. A.C Dixon, went from Asheville to Baltimore where he built up a great church from a mis sion and where he has done a erand work. Within the last two weeks, he has accepted a call to Hanson Place Baptist church the leading Baptist church in the citv. On last Sunday he began his pastorate. How He Was Received. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle published his sermon and said: The Rev. Dr. A. C Dixon , late of Baltimore, began his pastorate of the llausoa place Baptist church yesterday. The circumstances attending the event were highly auspicious. Congregations comfortably filling the spacious edifice were in attendance both morning and evening and artistic tloral decorations. comprising iu their composition potted palms, terns and similar greens, effec- potted chrysanthemums of many varie ties in full bloom, lent beauty to the pul pit platform and cheerful aid to the happy occasion. Dr. Dixon was heard in the same pulpit lafe last summer be fore be was called, aud the highly fa vorable impression he then created was more than sustainend by his services yesterday. He preached without man uscript or notes, was fluent, forcible, impressive, and always eloquent and re tained ttje attention and interest of his audiences throughout his discourse. Well appearing on the platform, grace ful in gesture, of clear and distinct ut terance and clear cut thoughts, knowing what he had to nay acd sayiug it with all the force of abundant native and ac quired eloquence, he seemed to lack uonw of the qualities that go to make up a successful preacher. His delivery was not more remarkable than the nature of his utterances. Both were up to a high standard. Tne one attracted the atten tion and the other held the interest of those who sat under him. He must therefore have proved ex ceedingly acceptable to his people, the majority of whom heard him for the first time yesterday, while few heard him more critically than then ; and that he did was apparent from many enthusiastic comments overheard and imparted as the congregations were he manages to stay. The farmer about $180 per year and the laborer gets about f 300. The average value of land in North Carolina is $6 per acre. The depressed state of affairs produced the farmers Alliance. The whoie country is suffering. New England and the great West join bauds and hearts with the South in bidding the Alliance a triumph ant success. I wish to speak to you to day on its moral import. The" speaker ably and feelingly discussed the follow ing propositions: 1. One cause of the hard times is false political economy. The farmer has to sell in the lowest market and buy iu the highest. His crop made iu ten months must be sold in two and often in loss than thirty days. The Alliance aims to correct this false economy. 2. Class legislation has seriously oper ated against the sons of the soil. See the fulmars Isavinff tho rural districts and locating in the towns and cities. They dispersing after the services Dr. Dix anysyst'emof public education. They I 'J?! are indispensable to tho highest culture, !!Yr. tnracter of "till strong and the experience ot ol her fetates is that they flourish best where the public schools are most efficient. A Normal Training School. The estimation in which teaching and Cu,v to t! t:,r tr. M.-vl to :h a people. in Mnrtli irUlU', Tit; ili'STilto the iilifornv rf in-e-'p:', luve iu.pt them pure in so- ' in uilvcritv. and lnv.al. rct mthnr Vm1a.'lr nf AHmafimv is mnifns- instincts of humanity, ted from the fact that the State contains Ll.vliir;!l' trntlio nf rnlinf. I .... inl cnlinnl fni taarthnrj p, 1 " i.viuii Ul i. lift IJUL JilUlilO U.klUlUK onuuui IUVUV;1U. t.,1,'-,. , 11 "lumuuHira v uac MJur uelgUOOr iwKl uauguier, leimooaocuaa ' 1 I'TLIUV. 111111 I 1 IllVa'JI 111! I W, SI. . I t r . I Ul Oil 111 ll' yii.if vuv m . v.v - " - m u dilli-ently cultived schools; our neighbor, Virginia has $180,- ivc urn. rations, and yet 000 similarly invested, not including the 'ii'.happinsH and misery Hampton Institute. The progressive -t'd therein, that .rpil c,nt f Wi.mtin hna Apa Knrmn.1 ' - ' I k I .111 I. W 1 1 DV V I - " mot . . . Schjols with property valued at $350, 000 -'.nd a permanent endowment fund of $1,300,000, while Pennsylvania, the banner State, has thirteen teachers' which the poorest valued at t.r.,' h -ii i'l.i.... !'f is irnr.i - l rt'lKKj ; 1:, Ut j'b'a, the :.t, but j nct . pr-.t. ly Ki.fK.ru hi :.,;. .M.at v 1'oiincal life disbones"; a mockery. Hut tnese ' tome from education. " K tne in no wise lespon icsuits have been roache t other guardians of civili an.', the church, the court wiety h -ve been false to Ivluc'iMon is not omnipo ' '1 ail the foreea that com 11 Iho culture demanded training schools, of own buildings aud grounds $100,000, and the richest at $300,000. As long as w practically declare that no soecial training is needed for teaching, do we n t thereby declare that any kind hot people : is e;i:silv unnliarl on,l ' lucient is education. ?lktrr Art !;. 11 Ullllwn or Turkey, from Vl,.:.'' '.H:'u America or Africa? the world. The power that is wasted is too great for that which is utilized ; and the results achieved are corres pondingly deficient in symetrical ad justment. Character is greater than intellect, and health is the basis of both. Every University should not only maintain well equipped depart ments of physical culture, but should correct vicious habits of life, and in culcate perfect physical health as a noble ideal for youthful aspiration. The development of moral and also of humane instincts should be includ ed in University culture; and a por tion of the life of every University student should be devoted to the active exercise of some sort of charity and to the practical consideration of the problems of poverty, intemperance, illiteracy, and of other factors in vice, crime and social disorder. The Duty of the State to the University. Such are the duties of the university to the State. How great therefore is the duty of the state to foster and develop its university ! The public sentiment ahould guard it as a fountain of learning and virtue; the schools and colleges should revere it a-j the source of the 1 u.r if v l0,J! to (;.:,, .. !' Kiv;it 1,., . ,1s K. nf ffiachincr ill do for us ? nd to tit a people best who liko that sort of teaching, very like H' POWers. tho vprrlint. nf i.. u jM.f taanhincr that, mill hp t 1 1 '.I t i 1 1 nn l ni I I 1 f . 1. i f Tf la i r ' i i ; n . i -.n t-uva n ti . . r r cnipn if II . L : 1 .1 . tteifa n1 lonrrrnor I U1K uuo iiiviMtKi 1U1C lO OUUU suuuoi iiuusoa rtiiv lt6v,u "u.u oYil.l hi it. a-coworker in the task of purifying and regenerating life; and philanthropists should recognize it as affording the best LET US SHAKE HANDS ALL ROUND. (New York Herald.) These Political Campaigns all over the country are very jolly affairs. They are almost as blissful as a modern game of baseball m which one man gets his eye put out, another retires with a brok en thumb and a third is all broken up and has to be carried to the nearest smithy to have his ribs hammered into shape. We get a good deal of healthy exercise iu such times as these. There are hot words and curses four feet long before election, but wnen tne cattle is over we wipe out the conrt plaster and shake hands all round. The people who live under the effete and tottering monar chies of Europe don't know what happi ness means until they come to this eoun try and watch one of our local scrimma ges. We are the best natured people on the footstool, and if we have a pecu liar way of enjoying ourselves, whose business is it? The great American Eagle echoes, Whoe ? ; of mechanical power? 'M'iration to free.lom ? we u f life? For these or Britain or the United 'a-els of free schools and " urn. Prince Bismarck id I;,::;,', i' Egypt or Spainhe I .,. i '"''-"ic or a dreamer. UUt r " '": Ilirit of the age declares n i ." lu taiflV Started in ifn nn ;U,(:,' ;,lucate(l; and governments mi re!':rM A a: a"ty, but as a source of school terms, if the living utilizing pow er is absent. A Manual Traiuing School and Busi uess College lor women. , cnrAsf instrnmpntalitips for amelior V tu kl...V.mnn(- nf tha A orri nnltn ral 1 otinor tVa frndif-inn rf hnmanitv. rlfich a uv. !Ti4al (irtllPorA snnnlied a need- snffpist,ivo legislature should reioice to CL1L4 lUtVlllUIVK. . q w 1' i - - --t-? - " fullinkin our chain of education; ana examine its wort ana perrect its eqaip the intelligent management of that in- ment. Neither the penitentiary, nor stitution strictly along the Unas of in- the insane asylums, nor the various dustrial education will graauany pro- asylums tor tne aeat, aumo aau uuuu, .innhAnpfip.fint results. effecting a change ho, not all combined are entitled to the not only in the spirit of our people but same considerate care and fostering love also in our industrial life. There is in from North Carolina as her University. cot my opinion equally as great a necessity for a manual training scnooi auu uus. ness college for women, where girls may be trained in such industrial arts as "vi. - ri t., . Ha UJ:"'Mte and a rieht inharfint they are capable of learning, id cutting, Niu , :p !lloug wit& life, liberty fitting and making clothing, in type bj Mirsuit of happiness. Educa- writing, telegraphy, stenography, pho ttnv . ue pfoc.'ss tW V.r., tofrranhv book-keeninsr. proof-readmg i -'Vi ir. ... . i scientific methods of ' " t-' V f 'I KJ3 C UiUU I ' ' 11 r.fv m t tl,of i ' : ami npwa-naner work orenerailV, as wen i IV'-... l ii is cauaum t r ; o . r! fi 'JU' V l.liaf Ctntnia AS in LI1U IllUUtJr &IJ1CUL1LIU liVJi v - nil . . ... -.iw otato ia nLiuut i . . i I V,, u iu which the moat, nnasi- preparing foods and caring tor tne sick. k all its citizens. We have already, or soon shall nave, taxation ample facilities tor tne nigner uu j I on. al nnUnra nf nnr cir!S Wnat necessary uu . ' . schools ftffle.iant we greatly neea is an msuiuuuu lr: to sefM.PA n c5 white cirls conducted similarly to tne t scbi.,,1 i . , ,. i iinmnfnn "Wnrmal n.r( Training Institute - iiMiiNRs in on on ma. i uoiuijiuu . a . . i. x fni. nAtrrftRs and Indians. Tf the aoors hU -ce USSf-1 of ourTgricultural and Mechanical Ool- our ,. money y I-Pu r 'UbllC 8cho1 J ' lr- .tu -'ire a si trif.t 1 IUKI .... . Benefactors of the University. But even the State cannot supply a perfect equipment for the university. Private philanthropy must flow in per ennial streams to enrich this sacred soil. Much has already been done. With rev erence do I call the names of those who have placed upon this holy altar bounti ful gifts for the blessing of their people, the names of Gerrard, Smith and Per son, formerly, and among recent bene factors of Mary Ruffin Smith, Wm. H. Vanderbilt, Julian S. Carr, James Grant, Paul C. Cameron and Bartholomew F. Moore. The Needs ot the University. But the culture demanded by the age becomes ever broader, deeper, more THE DOOltS ARE STILL OPEN. The Chronicle desires to state that the doors are still open and Republicans invited to join the victorious and all conquering Democracy. Many joined during the campaign. There is room for thousands more, and a warm wel come for all. The election on Tuesday clearly show ed that the farmers all over the country are rfttnminor t.n the Democrats. Most of them were Democrats before the war. They are showing by their acts that tney are looking for a market for "another bushel of wheat and another pound of pork." LET US ALL HELP. (Oxford Day.) The Oxford Orphan Asylum ia in press ing need of help. Collections were taken up in the city the last day or two to buy blankets to protect the little ones from the cold. We understand that the Asy lum is several thousand dollars in debt. feel that they can live cheaper and en joy benefits in cities denied them in towns. There is one family in New York city worth more than the whole State of North Carolina. It is wrong for one class of people to be so highly favored to the injury of another. George Wash ington was from the farm; the men who fought and died for our independence were from the farm; the men who left their homes and went into the last war were from the farm. These are the men struggling nnder the bottom. There are eighteen million of tillers of the soil; eight million farmers. One half of the manufacturers in the United States to day were born on foreign soil. One eigth of the tillers of the soil were born on foreign sou. Don t these men need something? Shall they degenerate or shall they become the power of the world. Talk about these men going into poli tics. There is more fuss made about this than any thing else. The Farmers' Allianoe will stand ten million wars m politics. The moral import of the Alliance is to educate the people. There are two divis ions of!people;the classes and the masses. The ignorant must be elevated. Those who have been m darkness so long must come out. The Alliance is the masses leading the world to a higher and better plain. Send a boy to college and he learns to despise the farm. This is not education. There are now eight milions bdiug educated to become presidents. These will be educated fools. What is wanted is the education of the masses Many are educated and have not sense enough to make their salt. Labor must be elevated. The farmer and mechan ic's calling is just as divine as mine. The Farmer feeds the hungry and clothe the naked. In their grand work women are permitted to assist. I thank God that woman in the Farmers' Alliance is re cognized as a human being! 4 The Alliance is a co-operative insti tution in contradistinction to competi tion. This banding for good ana no ble purposes commends itself to all t hink ing people. The South was killed for the want of co-operation, wnen tne first gun was fired at Fort Sumpter the tie was taken. There is power in that, a pile of sticks, rain drops. These with out association are powerless. 5. The Alliance teaches to bear one another burdens. This is good religion. G It is a great brotherhood . The Al liance don't know that there is a Mason aud Dixon's line. The great trouble be tween the North and the South is they don't know each other. I never saw a Republican until I was 15 years old. I wondered what kind of an animal he was. I heard Dr. Armetage say that his work was doae aud when death came he coald thank God that he had always voted the Reoublican ticket. My father said that he had always voted the Democratic ticket! Those are good men but don't understand each other. 7. The Alliance is a benevolent institu tion. Thus benevolence is founded up on Jesus Christ. We all want money DUt a warm grasp of the hand is bet ter. When Napoleon was banished to St. Helena his friends followed him and refused to leave him, one of his soldiers remained nineteen years guarding his grave, and was taken away by force. This is worth more than money. Such benevolence is worthy the admira tion of the whole world. 8. It means progress in politics. The sub-treasury bill tickles me in my boots. It will smash all the traditions of the country. I expect so live to see the day on is only 36 years old and has already had a distinguished career,iu which the call to the Hanson place Baptist church was the second that lie received from this city, the Marcy avenue church having once made an effort to secure him as pastor. He has also declined a call to Tremcnt temple,Boston, because he preferred to remain with Immaii uel church, Baltimore, the pastorate of which he filled with distinguished success from 1881 to a week ago yes terday, until it should be firmly estab lished. The Brooklyn Evening Times says: Beautiful palms and potted plants graced the platform of the Hanson Place Baptist Church yesterday in honor of the beginning of the pastorate of the Rev. A. C. Dixon, D. D. The church was crowded in every part at both ser vices, and it was necessary to place camp stools in the aisles. Dr. Dixon preached two remarkably strong ser mons. The morning discourse was from the First Epistle to the Hebrews, expos itory of the first five verses. The theme of the sermon was "Power." Dr. Dixon showed what was expected of a church, how it could be made a power for God and good. His words made a deep im pression. In the evening the edifice was again crowded and the sermon was a grand one. The text was chosen from Mat thew xvii. : 5, part of the verse: "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him." The discourse was a grand exposition of the character of Jesus Christ, His purity, His sympa thy, His work for humanity, His suffer ing and death that mankind might live. Like the morning sermon, it was deeply impressive. At the close of the evening sermon a short after service was held, conducted after somewhat different methods than those usually employed. The invitation was extended for those who wished to begin a Christian life to walk up to the front of the pulpit and shake hands with Dr. Dixon aod he would pray with and for them. A num ber of young men and young ladies and an old gentleman complied with the re quest. Dr. Dixon is a man of great pulpit power and his personal magnetism is wonderful. He speaks entirely without notes; is rapid in his delivery and force ful in his utterances. He ia a strong acquisition to the pulpit force of the city. HOMESPUN YARNS. Goldsboro Headlight.) One of the most economical bachelors we ever heard of, is living near Dudley. He has conceived a plan to save the ex pense of hiring a cook and the extrava gance of a wife. He shells his corn, aud before carrying it to the mill he spreads it on the floor before the fireplace in his house. Then he builds a large fire and parches the corn. The corn is then ground into meal, and when he starts to work in the morning he makes up a mush of meal and places it in the sun to dry. As the meal is already cooked, it will be ready for his dinner when he comes in'from work. When 1802 comes 'round We'll pay our little debt. J. Noble surely will he found With Porter six feet under ground We'll all be counted yet. New ork Sun.