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NORTH CAROLINA GAZETTE.
J. H. WILLI AM SOU. Editor. "- j SKI'T. on: vj;sn;nN Tirir: IJOOMIM.'. tiii: fair We have just returned from a visit We-a in the interest of the Fair. It is useless for us to say to the reader- of the Gazette, that we met with unbounded and un- pre eedented success. At neatly every place we spoke, ; we were greeted bv large and in- i telligen? audiences of larlies and i , ' gentlemen, and at manv places our i H . - 1 , hearer: consisted of a good sprink- ' , , . , -r. - : ling of white people. Especially ; was this so at Thomasville and Lexington. I The campaign began at Durham, j and wa finished at Charlotte, bv the Seeretarv, assisted bv C. K. Yar borough and at Ashville by Mr. E. W. Turner and Mr. E. A. Johnson. It gives us pleasure to note here that at all of the places we had the pleasure to speak, the people mani fested the greatest interest in the coming Fair, and if the weather is good thousands of people will at tend the exposition. The I)eoPee(j gtirr are determined to make the rair a suece-s, or they know that much depends upon it. We spoke at Dur ham, Chapel Hill. Mebanesville. Greensboro, Winston, High Point, j Thomasville, Lexington, Salisbury, j Charlotte, Statesville, Morganton, Hickory and Ashville. We are en couraged to the belief that from what we could gather on this can vass that the Fair will be greater in magnitude this year than ever before. KEV. 31 OSES A. HOPKINS, MINISTER TO LIBERIA. Among the many applicants for the Liberian Mission, Mr. Cleave land has selected Moses A. Hopkins of Franklinton, for the important place. In the point of character and christian virtues the appoint ment is a good one. We have known Mr. Hopkins for eight years, four of which he was pastor of St. Pauls Presbyterian church ot Louisburg. The last four years he has been in charge of the State Normal School at Franklinton, and pastor of the Presbyterian church at that place where he now resides. Mr. Hopkins is of full African descent. Well proportioned, erect figure, penetrating eye, and his ap pearance will strike you at once as a man of mechanical genius. Mr. Hopkins delights in educa tional matters and in this line the most of his efforts has been di rected. How well he has succeed ed in this is already known. By his push and vim, coupled with the vast influence over philanthro m and women of the north ! ade Franklinton the great ! pic men lias mane rranKiinton tne great educational center of the State. Mr. Hopkins has bv deportment : and gentlemanly bearing com manded the respect and confidence of the better element of the people both white and black. Therefore some of the best people in the State endorsed him, hence his ap- pointment to Liberia. If we are to judge the future of men by the past, the future has then in store for Mr. Hopkins prosperity in an abund- ance. Having been educated at Lincoln University and Auburn Theological Institute-consecutively, ; : lie ought therefore to make a com- ; potent and successful diplomat at j court of Liberia. We feel proud j of the appointment in itself. We are proud because it is the privilege j ol a black man to fill a position of; this kind under a democratic ad- j ministration. This act we hope ' will tend to do awav with the color ; ne as to politics in this State and 'in tlie South. Wo don't know what reasons prompted the President to appoint j Mr- Hopkins to this position when j so many men of our race, of pro i nounced democratic views had ap- i i ,i i -i, i .; phed for the place, but we hope it i . . , . , l was from a sincere desire on his . i ii , ; part to recognize moral character! and intelligence and faithful ad-I herence to duty, all of which vir- ! tues Ir- Hopkins possesses. Tak- j ing this view of the matter, we heartily endorse the appointment i and congratulate Mr. for the gracious act. Cleaveland I lie Fair at Durham. i E. . Turner and C. h. Yarbo- rough addressed a large and enthu- j siastic audience at this place Tues- day, Sept. 8th, and Rev. Messrs. ; Cooke and Woodward also deliver-1 ing speeches. Durham is wide awake for the Fair. Pro. ; r'r.ntu ic iinino-n mnfl wnrb fr.r ti i Fair, as also Bro. Woodward. We look for a large crowd from this (,ice r- The Fair at Chapel Hill. Secretary Williamson and C. E. Yarborough addressed a fine au dience of ladies and gentlemen here on Wednesday evening, Sept. 9th. They were assisted by Rev. Mr. Hargrove, Messrs. Johnson, Cald well, Whitted and Cordal. The people were glad to see these gen tlemen, and invited them to visit them again. They will do so. A large crowd is expected from this place to the Fair. The Fair at Mebaneville. J. H. Williamson addressed a J good audience at Mebaneville in the j interest of the Fair. Rev. W. A. j Scott and Prof, Berry also spoke. I The people were well pleased with what was said, and promised to at- tend the Fair in large numbers. The Fair at Greensboro. Owing to the failure to give due notice, ou the part of those to whom the matter was entrusted, the at tendance at the speaking was not large, but an interesting meeting was had, and many will attend the Fair from here. The speakers urere invited to visit Greensboro again before the Fair, when the Rev. Mr. Lipscomb and Mr. D. B. Yancy promise to give the speakers a crowded house. The Fair at Winstou. At this place we had the pleasure to address a large concourse of peo- le" SPeeches were made b R W- Tllrlier' C- E- Yarborough and the becretary. ihe crowd was entliusi- astic' alld a lare nuraber wiH visit 1 the Fair from this place. Thanks to the Rev. Mr. Champin and Prof. Golar for working up a crowded house for the speakers. The Fair is booming here. Our friend, Mr. Pringle, is working hard to get a cond crowd to attend the Fair. The Fa!r al Hi?h PoInt The Secretary and E. W. Turner addressed a large and respectable audience at this dace Monday even- ing, the 14th inst. We are under obligations to the Rev. Mr. Howell and Wiiborn for timelv assiMaiie . The people were glad that we oaid them a visit, and Fair week will see many of them present. The Pair at ThomrtM itlc. K. W. Turner spoke at this place Tuesdav evening to a resiu-ctuble audience of white and colored. Much enthusiasm was manifested , and a large n timber will visit the Fair. Mr. Jesse Gossett, a respect able and intelligent gentleman? treated Mr. Turner with the utmost j kindness, and gave him every as- " . " , u h' I for the rair. I hanks, Rro. Gossctt- , , t , , . Would that we had more such men . 0i t m our btate. Tfle Fair at Lexington. The Secretary and C. E. Yarbo- rough spoke to a large and appre- ciative audience at this place Wed nesday evening. The hall was crowded with both white and black. Rev. Messrs. Twine and Johnson assisted. Well, the Fair is hist ' v TIic Fair at Salisbury. The Secretary and E. A. Johnson j addressed a respectable and intelli- j Sent audience at this place. A large ; crowd attend tiie Fair 1111(1 ; Salisbury will also present some; very nice articles for exhibition. Rev. Mr. Potter is to be thanked for invaluable aid. The Fair at Charlotte. Charlotte is alive for the fair. The Secretary and assistant spoke here to one of the most intelligent audiences imaginable. The inter est manifested was bountiful. Good Music was sung by the choir. From present indications Charlotte will be on hand in large.numbers at the Fair in November. Messrs. Ratly, Goode, Calvin and King have our thanks for kindly assistance at Charlotte. LETTER FR03I CONCORD. Mr. J. H. Williamson, Raleigh, N. C, Dear Sir : Bv a disastrous fire in this town last Saturday night, 8th ult. Mr. Warren C. Coleman, suffered a loss of at least $5,000. This is the third time that Mr. Coleman has been burnt out with in five years, and on each occasion he was without insurance. He was fully insured for years on his last place of business and his last policy thereon expired only a very short time before our recent fire. Mr. Coleman is a man of fine business talent, has made by honest individual labor and energy, every thing that he owns and owned, which was sadly and frightfully diminished last Saturday night. Has always been a zealous, faithful and liberal promoter of all the best and proper interests of his and your race, and is an honor to his : people. By ; mceg in Cab; the best folks of both Cabarrus, he is recognized j d resnected as a worthy inteili- I gent citizen of our county. Differing from him in race and politics, it is a pleasure for one to sav this of him Fdr, I delight to see the prosperity and advance ment of any fellow-citizens of all races, as I regret to see their losses in any respect; and I am always lad to sav and do whatever is rirdit and true for all of them In this the hour of his calamity, I commend him to you as a proper ; object of all the pecuniary aid that you and your friends can render him. I write thi without anv r - quest from Mr. Coleman. Respectfully. V.vt i. R Means. Fokit villi:, N. C. Sept. 2th. v"i, j ) ar E!ilur: It all' -rls me pleasure to say, that since you have spoken here, the people are doing much for the suc es of the Fair, When we look around us and mo such men as, P. ('. Williams. G. S. Patterson, P. T. Durham and other prominent men, of the vicinity of Fore.tville, engag-d in this noble work, it makes our hearts leap for juy and it arouses the minds ot the people ot this part ot Wake county, awakes them up, tills them with ambition and makes them ready and willing to work at all times. We need just such men all over the State. With much gratitude we con gratulate the editor for visiting our little town ( Fores villc.) I never saw such changes as have been made since he left. We hope that the time is not. far distant when he can visit us again. Our visit to Henderson was ni'-e on the 17th ult. We regretted very much that the editor was not present, as we learned that he was in Western Carolina in the interest ot the rair. We met many friends from War ren and Forestville counties. Af- ter hearing good speaking, we en- : you are aware that wherever a eol joyed ourselves, partaking of the (red girl is ruined, it is often done bv many ailments, that were on the ; w,jte mell mt tlw (M(j()rt.(j )VOiv grounds. Our young men enjoyed don't charge the whole white race themselves, conversing with the with what some bad ones do. We many beautiful young ladies. We un. thankful to sav that are good are sorry to say, that one of our wjlite pco,,e in tJ);, South in lovely young ladies of the city of tlie Xorth ; and here in Oxford, Raleigh, was taken very ill, with ; where tlie wli(e )eop,e ,ave the sore throat, which rendered her that thev are frjemjy to tlt. voorvi unable to entertain her many j )eopiC hev jlaVy con up nnJ friends. Many thanks to our ' worlh over $35,000 in city property, friends and citizens of Henderson . and in tie county bver S100.000 for their kindness. j aml therefore we say that Oxford is Respectfully yours, j a cjtv tjJat sits hm C. N. W. Mr. Editor: Having received your valuable paper on the 19th of August, and finding that is just lovely to get the Gazette and read it, I sometimes, while sitting in my room with no one to speak a word of encourage . Al r i tome, get the Gazette and " ment read mvself to sleep; and the first; thing when I awake I think how ! good the Lord is to watch over me ; 11 c v a i i and take care of me both day and night, and I often think of the great , number of people who were living 4i i . u , i this time last year, but who are now A i . r.T ii -i cut short of the golden privilege we , are enjoying, anu are gone yes,; trnnp to si world that, is unknown to 1 j i :,i ,t . 1 v a., us, ana nave paiu tne ueuL mui vj all have to pay. Thus I love to steal a while away from every cumbering care, and spend the hours of setting day in humble, grateful prayer. Truly yours, A. L. Ridley. Statesville, N. C, Sept. 1S,'S5. My Dear Sir: Your late favor touching the " Colored Fair," was duly received. The within shows our .su-ce--. We had a verv enthusiastic nu-. -ing. All passed off with much g. cheer. As I have been delayed in ver ting otf inv note, we have the pleas ure to inform you that Mess;. , succos through lib- When w. re Turner and Johnson came verier- turn t .a!i,hurVf Wf.M,ai r.-rta-nlv dav morning, and spoke lat night . . t r u not !top sliort of Mrs. J., mc,,,,', to a lull house. ' " h Yours truly, residence We know the reasons A. S. BlLLINGSLY. whv. J AJK BPKTIMt IX STATLSVIIJX. With the half fulb d moon ing in l.) Jut g!ry, lh v wns " fplendid." Th e.k r: -. eight, the ri ::g. and he p-;. . tlock togtther The ' : i b. j; rings, and the t'ouri i i j - : crowded full. But the t . i IS failed to com - ! Thi- wa .. - disappointment. Li 'heir ah-. ;;, .ov. A Biiliny called ti.. house to order, sta'ed the ohje, t the meeting, ami called on Mr. .'.: ,an Chamber.- for a speech, Thf. nu.clil i: wa :uilin..Mll Riy K, in,wl; aI(ll luUiSy am yltrSf r aV niami.r. aIlt r u (irim:i Tju, s.i(.,.(,K v; -,vi imu.h jR.ar(v vUi.nn Tlu. nu.f t. ; was very ,lithu.ia.tit.. Thl. j u- terest in the Fair is rising any thing." hi:i;vi:u. September 17, S". Oxford, N C, Sept. 1, h.v Mr. Editor: In answer t.t th. gentleman in Connecticut who has nVer read the Gazkttk, in ngard ; to the intelligence of the colored people, we acknowledge that the colored people are poor, and that some do wrong because they wep. not taught by the white people as they ought to have been. We know that the largest stealing that is done is done by the white people; and ! i I ...... ! Yours respectfully, I. 0. Richmond. j Lumbekton, N. C, Sept. 21, Vj. I l)Car Sir I will visit Richmond ; and Moore counties this week and j next, and will do all at command to awaken the people in regard to , . ' 1 1,1 lLh"(l u l the Knir A liHh. .... I ...:n , V",v' .lt4lw 1 fme t,lne 1,1 Bl" CohlDs counties. If the weather ls 00 J think more will attend - . . " from this county than ever have " , 1 " uu,,uus mnN u,an ! ever. I will endeavor to collect ., Ul from vour subscribers what lean i - , , Let me hear how vou are m-ttinrr ou are getting o;:. w ill write an artie e lor t w ' Gazette in a few davs vaaw Yours truh', John S. Lewis. We had the pleasure while at Salisbury to stop with Mrs. Samuel Johnson, where we were kindly en tertained and treated to everything that heart could wish. The Rev. F. C. Potter and lady are boarding at the same place, and we wc re Jo lighted to meet Mr. Potter. We hnd a pleasant sojourn, and tlie pleasant a!: i joviai naMiie i,f the bride made ,ur stay the more pleas- anu i ne ono.- ai-o grofjm an 21 liappy pair, and wed-ire for the m