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Tuesday, September 30, 1902.
THE PROGRESSIVE FARMER 5 STATE NEWS FROM CURRITUCK TO CHEROKEE. Items of Interest Gleaned From Our Cor respondents and Exchanges. Rev. Dr. Eugene Daniel, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh for ten year9 and one of the ablest Presbyterian ministers in the State, has resigned his charge to take a pastorate in Virginia. Tho Fifth District Republican Congressional Convention has nomi nated J. Lindsay Patterson, inde pendent Democrat, of Winston, against the present, member and Democratic nominee, W. W. Kitchin. It is said that the Prohibitionists in Texas have nominated a North Carolinian George W. Carroll for Governor. Mr. Carroll went to the Lone Star State from Duplin Coun ty, N. C, and has "struck it rich" in the Beaumont oil fields. Durham Herald: It has been de cided to abolish the annual debate between Trinity and Wake Forest College at least Trinity has decid ed to abolish the debate and will not challenge Wake Forest again. This decision was reached at the meeting of the two literary societies the Columbian and Hesperian Friday night. Governor Ajcock appoints fhe fol lowing delegates to the National Farmers' Congress, at Macon, Ga., these particular ones being selected sfry-Sec petary T. B. Parker from the members of the State Farmers' As sociation: T. W. B. Battle, J. W. Atwater, Ransom Hinton, A. T. Uz zell, W. R. Chesson, and E. F. Lamb. Washington Gazette-Messenger: One of the surprises of tho coming election in Beaufort County will be the number of negroes that will vote the Democratic ticket. We have heard at least a dozen or more de clare they intended to vote this tick et, and they tell us many more than is generally supposed will follow their example. Marshville Home: Register of Deeds Benton, of Wadesboro, has been sued by Mr. W. E. Curlee for issuing license for the marriage of his daughter, Jessie Curlee, to Thomas Treadaway. Mr. Curlee claims that his daughter was under 18 at the time the license was issued. He asks "judgment against the de fendant for the sum of two hundred dollars and the costs of this action." Statesville Landmark: The State experiment farm is to be located at Statesville. A telegram yesterday from Commissioner of Agriculture Patterson to Mr. R. B. McLaughlin announced that the committee had decided to take the Eliason farm, a mile west of Statesville. The farm takes 208 acres the remainder being sold to a private party for $3,500. This includes the buildings, which fare valued at $300. This was about ;$500 less than the price asked for I the farm by the owners, but private parties made up the difference. Raleigh Times: Ex-State Treas urer W. H. Worth has compromised his suit-against the Baltimore Com pany that gave the bond of his clerk, W. II. Martin. Mr. Worth sued for the total amount of Martin's defalca tion, $17,000, but the company's bond was not cumulative and it has been compromised for $4,000. Mr. Worth made good to the State the entire amount Martin stole, and gave up all his property to do this. Winston Sentinel: One of our coal dealers is in receipt of a letter from a Norfolk firm in which they say: "We are sorry to say we can give you no information in regard to the anthracite situation better than that which you see in the news papers. What -little coal they are getting at mines is from washeries and not mined coal. The writer was in Philadelphia the first of this week and could get nothing definite from any of the operators. Both sides seem determined to fight to the last ditch and we fear it will be some time yet before either side gives in. We are entirely out of all sizes." The following paragraph from tho Salisbury Sun has been denied, and we print it only as a rumor: "It is stated to-day as a certainty that de tectives from the Pinkerton agency are in Salisbury in hopes of arrest ing some of the party who partici pated in the lynching here in June and securing part of the $20,000 re ward offered by Governor Aycock. Since Solicitor W. C. Hammer has dropped the investigation on ac count of his inability to secure suffi cient evidence to bring about a con viction, it is said these detectives will take the hunt up on their own score and keep their own counsel un til they either succeed in making sev eral arrests or are compelled to throw up the sponge." Raleigh Cor. Charlotte Observer: It does not appear that there has ever been an arrest for the violation of the ordinance prohibiting spitting on the sidewalks. Your correspond ent sees no attempt to enforce it. The ordinance is openly, as as one may say defiantly, violated. A few arrests, of the high as wTell as the lowly, would have the happiest ef fect. It is a good law; a law in the intrest of decency and cleanliness and health, and ladies speak in the plainest terms of the violation of it and of the lack of backbone to en force it. The well-known old war rior, General Apathy, appears to be again in the saddle during this polit ical campaign. There is much beat ing of tom-toms by the leaders of the parties; there is much piping but few are dancing. Only 400 people at the Pritchard-Craig debate at Smithfield yesterday. Thursday, September 19th, was a red-letter day in the thriving town of Lenoir. On this day was cele brated the opening of the broad gauge track of the Carolina and Northwestern Railroad, which for the last eighteen years had been oper ating a narrow-gauge track between Chester, S. C, and Lenoir. Hon. D. A. Tompkins, of Charlotte, made the speech of the day. It is a pity-that all those who always froth at the mouth when "railroad" is mentioned were not able to hear the wise words of the speaker, and learn especially the fact that since the railroad reached Lenoir eighteen years ago, the business of the town has increas ed from $75,000 per annum to $1,250, 000. Mr. Tompkins admitted in his speech that there are dangers in rail way consolidations and other opera tions. He said that the remedies lie in publicity and control. He advo cates a control of the railways simi lar to that exercised in the case of the banks. Raleigh Christian Advo cate. Raleigh Post, 26th: The Fourth Congressional District Republican Convention in this city yesterday af ternoon was really nothing more than a caucus. The executive com mittee was reorganized. Mr. Frank D. Jones of Chatham, was re-elected chairman, and the following com pose the committee: C. T. Bailey of Wake, H. B. Pearce of Johnston, J. J. Sharp of Nash, W. W. Green of Franklin, and J. A. Giles of Chat ham. Vance was not represented. The convention, or caucus, declined to make a nomination for Congress or to endorse Mr. Atwater. It is un derstood that a number of what may be termed the "administration Re publicans" will insist on the endorse ment of Atwater, knowing there is no hope of electing a Republican, but it is doubtful if the executive com mittee, in whose hands the matter has been left, will consent to do so. It is known that Chairman Jones and others of the committee want a straight fight. It was rumored last night that the nomination may be tendered to Mr. T. T. Hicks of Vance County. Educational Notes. The current number of the Atlan tic Educational Journal publishes the following notes of educational progress in this State: Buie's Creek Academy, burned a ear or two apo, is being rebuilt at a cost of $15,000. Mr. find Mrs. Everett V. Macy, of New York, have donated $1,000 to the loan fund of the State Normal and Industrial College. Three new buildings are being completed at Trinity College. The Agricultural and Mechanical College is erecting a number of new buildings. Salem Female Academy is building an alumnae hall. The will of Mr. Dennis Simmons, of Williamston, leaves about $80,000 to the Baptist Female tfniversity and the Thomasville Orphanage. Work is going forward on the Stu dents' Bu:lding at the State Normal and Industrial College. Guilford College district is build ing a $2,000 house. Lot, house, and equipment of new school at Belmont, near Charlotte, will cost about $5,000. Mr. Dwight Ashley, of Patterson, N. J., has given the State Colored Normal School at Fayetteville a val uable body of land in the suburbs, and a new building for the school will be completed. Part of the tract will be used as a truck farm. Miss Lucile Murchison, of Wil mington, has given St. Mary's School $5,000 to found a scholarship in memory of her father. TOR THE APPALACHIAN PARK. Convention to be Held in Asheville Octo ber 25th. Asheville, N. C, Sept. 26. Spe cial. At a meeting of the Appala chian Park Association held this af ternoon, October 25th was decided upon as the date for holding the pro posed Appalachian Park Convention here to further the park movement. From present indications the meet ing promises to be a great success. A number of Southern cities and towns, invited to participate and lend a helping hand, have sent favor able replies. The Raleigh Chamber of Commerce has heartily endorsed the movement and will take part. Special excursions will be run for the occasion and it is hoped to make the meeting a notable one that will re sult in much good. The park com mittee hopes to get a bill through Congress at the beginning of the ses sion. 1 . Mulattoes Cannot Vote Under the Grandfather Clause." The Observer is in receipt of the following from a friend at Carthage: "A question which is having some discussion here is: Can a mulatto whose father was a white man regis ter under the 'grandfather clause V Now it is a generally accepted fact that most mulattoes are such from the fact that their fathers and not their mothers were white. Would this general application be sufficient grounds for a general mulatto regis tration? If not, could a mulatto whose mother was a negro but whose father is unknown register accord ing to law? Is the burden upon the applicant for registration to prove that his father was a white man and could vote prior to 1867? "Your subscribers would be pleas ed to have you give some editorial answers and explanations to the above questions. I am certain such would be of interest to many people throughout the State at this time and the independence of your paper renders it the logical medium through which such information can do the most good." Assuming that the mulatto was the illegitimate son of a white man (which must be assumed, as mar riages between whites and blacks is and was unlawful) the mulatto could not vote, as the law does not recog nize that an " illegitimate has any father and unless the said mulatto is otherwise qualified he cannot get in under the "grandfather clause." As nearly all negroes were slaves prior to their emancipation the pre sumption is that the grandfather of any mulatto was disqualified from voting prior to 1868, and the burden rests upon him to show to the con trary before he shall be entitled to register or vote. Charlotte Observer.