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The new scheme of emigration un
der the management of Rev. R. C. O.
lienjaminc is only another of those
iijnU-falui which have periodically ap
peared only to lead multitudes of con-
(iding colored people into an unknown
hind of plenty, which is never realiz
ed. We are glad to know that agent
lleiijamine will have to put up
$10(10 for a license before he can be
gin deceiving the Xegroes of North
A “blind tiger” is what they call a
place where liquor-is sold on the sly.
The latest Georgia sensation is that
such a tiger lias been found secreted
within the legislative ])rccinets of
tliat State, the property of a number
of thirst)’ members and in charge of a
colored man. This doubtless ac
counts in part for recent had legisla
tion in tiiat State and illustrates fur
ther the indispensibility of the color
THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 1891.
Rev. D. J. Sanders, editor of the
Africo-American Presbylerian, pub
lished in this city, announces tliat it
will probably be removed to Char
lotte about 1st September, and that
there will ho no change in the conduet
of the paper, lie is an intelligent
man and so far as wo have observed
has condnetod Ids paper upon a basis
of fairness and loyalty to the Master.
W'e do not mean to say that all he
has said met onr approval. We do
not fin t that in any man’s writings.
Wo wi.sli liim success, happiness and
usefulness.— Wilmington Messenger.
We appreciate the above, especially
when the source from which its comes
is taken in consideration, and we cor
dially reciprocate tlie kindly feeli;'.g so
generously expressed by tlie erudite,
versatile and conscientious editor of
was held; the writer was Chaplaii)
of the day, the Mayor delivered the
address of welcome, Mr. C. M. Robin
son of Camdem read tlie Emanciiia-
tion Proclamation; and Rev. W. O'!
Jason of Orange delivered a patriotic
and eloquent oration. The addres^
was full of inspiration and liopefnW
In the evening a vast concourse oJ
white and colored people assembled.
Appropriate addresses were delivereS
by Hon. Jesse Lawson of this city^,
Rev. W. C. Jason and your corre
spondent ; after which many enjoyed
themselves with various amusements.
I am glad to say, that the appear
ance and general deportment ot our
people during the entire time wa^
most praiseworthy, rellecting great
credit upon our and the several coin-
munities represented by thorn. Upoti
this point one of the city daily (Uenl-
ocratie) iiapers can be heard. Tlie
following is quoted from the
yl’ress. “Yesterday’s EmaneipatTJi
Day celebration was very credi- ApTe
to the colored race. That the masses
of the colored people do behave them
selves better than the ’white folks’,
was proven again yesterday. This
city was full of the colored people
of all classes, and the bar-room did a
thriving business, yet is was not nec
essary for the i)olice to make an ar
rest.” May I not say to many of onr
|)Cople on such occasions—“Go thou
and do likewise?”
W. A. Alexandeu,
ll.I Richmond St., Plainfield, N. J.
Aug 10, ’91
Professor has not been so well this
Kvery one that we licar speak ot a
location for the North Carolina Teach
er’s Association seems to bo living in
liopos of seeiii;4 that august body
siuiglv liYiused oit the Beach near I\ il-
' mhigton. .\ow we.lon't know ol a iiap-
|)ier i(h-a. It wonhl inspire tlie tired
teachers with new vigor to t)c able lo
bask in balmy liree/.es from o’, r the
hriirt' tleep while holding the annual
While the Sabbath School Mission
ary was in the city tlie Mission Sun
day school was revived and put in
Miss M. A. Ijynch, who for some
time lillcd the eliair as president of
the Cliarlotte Woman’s Christian
Temperance L'nion tendered lier re.sig-
nation of ollice at the regular meeting
last Monday evening. AVe know the
Union will feel her absence deeply.
Mr. P. \\h Russel came down from
his school at Huntersville last week to
visit his friend Mr. Tiiompson.
The Bethany Sahhath Scliool
From Oxford, Fa.
Mb. Editor:—The members of the
Second Presbyterian church of this
town were exceedingly pleased to
have with them on last Sunday their
1890 a\()T1(]1^: 1891
former pastor, the Rev. FI. F'. Flggler-
tho leading daily Democratic journal ton, who preached two very earnest
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TO OUR READERS.
ft is proper to state for the informa
tion ol onr readers and others who
may he concerned, that there will be
no change in eonducting the Africo-
American Presbyterian. It will be
continued with such improvements as
it is possible to make.
i'hc only change likely to occur in
the near future will be a removal of
Ihc publication ollice and plant to
Cliarlotte, about Sept. 1.
D. J. Sanders.
of North Carolina.
During our long residence here oc
cupying a public position as minister
and journalist, we have endeavored to
make trntli and duty our guide, to
assume a position in relation to all
questions demanding attention with
tlie utmost circumspection, and par
ticularly in times of local or general
c.xcitcmont to woigli c.ai'cfnlly evovy
word. We have tried to the best of
onr ability to be true to ourself, true
to onr race, true to our people of an-
other race, true to tlie Oluirch of our
choice, and true to our God.
Although the Aiiuco-.A merican
Presbyterian is a denominational
and religious paper, wo have found it
necessary to discuss all matters aris
ing for consideration except polities
strictly speaking. Onr environments
have demanded this, and it is not
strange that we may have incurred the
ill-grace of some of our colored and
white friends. But our conscience is
clear and wo are gratified to know
that onr career in Wilmington has
been such as to merit and receive ihe
approval of our best colored and white
people and that we are to carry with
us to our new and more diversified
field of labor the best wishes of the
editor of the Wilmington Messenger.
AVe hope all delinquent snliscribcrs
will pay iq) by Sept., 1.
It is pleasing to note so much ac
tivity in onr churches in this warm
'file trustees of Riddle University
will meet at the University Tuesday,
2:5th inst., at 3 o’clock p. m. and will
lill the remaining vacancies in the
Faculty of the University.
By the dc:ith James Russell Lowell,
whicli occurred at his home near Bos
ton .hist AA’ednesday, American let
ters and statesmanship are bereft of a
representative of the first rank.
.''^An article on the first page of
paper endorses Prof. C. H. Moor
the presidency of the Colored Agricul
tural and Mechanical College in
strong terms. AA'e lielievd Professor
Jfooie fully conqietent for the posi
lion ;ind would lie pleaseil lo learn
of hi" aiipointment.
The Flmancipation Proclamation
whicli was proclaimed by President
Iiincoln Sept. 22d ’62 and executed
Jan. 1st, ’03, was celebrated in a grand
way in Plainfield, N. J., Aug. Gth.
This season of the year wai prefered
on account of advantages in hotel ac
commodations and milder weather
and other local considerations.
Alost of the colored citizens of tliis
city were in the procession, either
afoot, in carriage or on horse b.aok.
Large numbers of visitors from Mor
ristown, New Brunswick, Orange,
Elizabotli, and other neigliboring
towns joined in the procession. All
along the line were fife drum corps
and brass bands. There was a mani
fest good feeling among the white
citizens towards the affair, which was
exhibited by the generous display of
flags and buntings along the route of
the parade. There were also promi
nent in the procession the two Mayors
of Plainfield and North Plainfield, six
of tlie city Councilmen, the city Clerk
and Counselor and Postmaster.
During the parade, salute from a
brass cannon were fired. The various
companies along the line of march
w open tlieir doors, sounded the
gon'gs and iired :i sahrte. Many white
children were dressed in suits made of
colors of the U. S. flag greeted the
procession as it passed.
Tlie procession ended at the Cres-
nl rink wlicre a large mass meeting
and instructive sermons t(5 a large
crowd. It was indeed a rare treat to
all. The Rev., who is an eloquent,
devoted and faithful worker for the
Master, is most beloved by all classes
in this community. The people here
are truly devoted to the Rev. Gentle
man and would have him return to
them, but I am glad to say, that he is
now iiastpr of ADacc Prjoalyjtcrllr
church, Balto., Md., of which I am an,
humble elder. Since his advent amon^^
us as pastor the clinrch has received
new life. Our church is a large two-
story brick building, situated on the
S. AV. corner of Dolphin and Fitting
Sts. It has a seating capacity of
seven hundred. Its locality is just
grand and affords a large field for
usefulness. Hitherto onr people hare
been very much discouraged on the
account of a large debt, hnt tliey are
beginning to realize tliat with tiie as
sistance of God and the financial abil
ity of Rev FI. F\ FIggleston, the faith
ful man of God. The debt must be
removed very soon. Since the Rev.
took the church several have been re
ceived and there arc more to follow.
The congregation has increased fifty
AVe therefore ask the prayers and
co-opcr.ation of all those who love
God and his cause. Our debt is about
($6,000) SIX thousand dollars. Thus
you can see that this is quite a burden
upon a poor church. Any who may
desire to assist ns can send their
subscription to Rev. FI. F’. Eggleston,
1102 Etting St. Balto., Md.
Aim. 14, ’91. A. R. Rideout.
The statement in last week’s
ror,” that Mr. S. C. Thompson, who
IS sick over at Biddleville, has been re
moved to his home in South Carolina,
should have read, he will bo carried
homo as soon as he is able to he
Mrs. John Henderson is visiting in
Georgia. She will be gone until Sep
It is seldom that we have a case of
bold theft committed in “Log Town.”
One of our prominent doctors came
near loosing his temper upon discov
ering that his house girl had borowed
six dollars and seventy-five cents from
him for an unlimited time, the other
Professor J. F. K. Simpson, of the
Fayetteville Normal school, who has
been spending several weeks in Char
lotte renewing his old acquaintances
left for his post of duty Wednesday.
The “Queen City” is always glad to
welcome her sons of earlier days.
AA’e were pleased to see Professor
S. B. Pride of the Goldsboro Normal
School at the Presbyterian Sabbath
school last Sunday morning. The
The Presbyterian Sabbath scliool
Coventioiqof western Norlli Carolina
convened yesterday at 11:30 a, m. in
Bethany Second Presbyterian Cluireli,
Iredell Co., N. C. The Convention
was called to order by the Pi'esidcnt,
R. II. Alexander.
Deuolional Seruices: The Bethany
Sabbath School choir snug, “Dear
Shepherd of thy peoiile hoar.” R. 11.
Alexander re.ad Luke 1.5:1-24, [irayer
was offered by AVm. J’ ILuvkin. Boll
called, minutes of the previous meet
ing read and approved.
Ihisiness: Messrs. D. S. Alexander,
Charles Alexander, and H. A. Phifer
were appointed committee on creden
tials. Tliey retired and, liaving re
turned, reported lliree Salili-itli
schools, viz., Stateville, Betliany, Cam-
ei-on—respectively represented liy
AV. B. AVood and Miss N. D. C;irson,
Chas. Alexander and Clarke, M.
Result of the Election of ’,97: Presi
dent, R. H. Alexander; A'ico-iiresident,
M. C. Steele; Recording Secretary,
Miss M. E. Dean; Treasurer, Charles
A'lcx.a'mter; (Jorrbsponding Socreuiry,
Miss N. D. Carson, Stateville, N. C.
Reports from the Sa.bbath School:
F'irst, Stateville Sabbath School.
They have a roll of 190, average at
tendance of 63, a spectacle class, in all
11 classes; they otiservo Children’s
Day according to the programme.
Cameron Sabbath School liave a
roll of 80, 4 classes, average attend
ance of about 00, a spectacle class,
they do observe Children’s Day,
though they did not this year. Tlie
Convention advised them to make
more classes and to keep a weekly re
coid of all their wor’n.
Bethany Sabbath school. Since tlie
last Convention this Sabbath school
reports rapid progress. Raised $23.-
41, of this $8 was collected Children’s
Day and sent to the Board of Publica
tion and Sunday school work. Tliey
have a roll of 61 and there average at
tendance is good. The Convention
insisted on their organizing a spectacle
class. At this point Mrs. S. E. AV’entz
made a terse speech as to the utility
of the spectacle class and its iirohahle
success in Bethany if they would hut
The reports from the Sabbath
schools and their discussions were in
teresting and instructive. It is in
mind to us that the representatives
will ever look forward to this day,
with much concern in their Sunday
school ivork. All the Sunday schools
keep up their collection and take in
terest in proper stemuli for their Sun
day seliools, such as picnics and Xmas
Music, Stateville choir. Benedic
tion by Rev. S. F\ Wentz. Conven
tion adjourned for 45 minutes recess.
The Convention was called at two
o’clock. Prayer was offered by M. C.
Steele. Music, Cameron choir. The
roll was called and the minutes of the
previous meeting read and adopted.
Next in Order: Place for the Con
vention of ’92: Mooresville, Cleveland
and Cameron were offered—Cameron
Literary Rail: T1 e following was
AA’ords of Welcome, Rev. A. S. Bill
ingsley; Benefits of tlie Sunday school.
Rev. W. II. Bryant; AVho should at
tend the Sunday school. Rev. J. G.
Murray; How to secure a Regular at
tendance in Sunday school, Rev. S. F.
AA'entz; The model Simday school
teacher, Rev. D. Brown; Select words
to the Coinention, Bev. ,1 II Craw
The first speaker being absent. Mr.
E. iO. Sumors witli warm words
and inex[iressihie earnestness, made
the (/'onvention welcome to tlie
community of Bethany. The next
two siieakers being :ibsent, A\ m. J.
Ilankin was asked t; say something
on their subjects. 1 le resiionded. Tlie
Bev. S. F AVentz diseusseil his
ject in a docile and an emotional
style. He received many cheers.
Music, Cameron Clioir.
The last speakers being away, the
Convention listened, witli interest, to
speeches by Alessrs. M. C. Steele and
D. S. Alexander. .Music, Statesville
Representation of the Presliytcrian
Board of I’nblication and S. S. Work,
by a S. S. Missionary. Ho gave ont
a number of catalogues of the Board’s
publications. Alnsic, Bethany elioir.
Collection of $1.20 taken. Music,
Statesville elioir. On motion of .Air.
D. S. Alexander the Convention re
turned a standing vote of thanks to
tlie good pcojile of Bethany for their
friendly reception and hospitality on
T'he minutes having been read and
approved, the Oonvontion closed with
prayer by AVm. J. Rankin.
Tlie (7onvcntion adjourned at 5
o’clock to meet in Cameron cluircli,
Elmwood, N. C., at 9 o’clock A. Al.,
of 2nd Thursday in Aug- 1892.
Beautiful day—everything wont off'
lovely. F'irst class singing; well se
lected music both as to sentiment and
air. All the choirs did well—calling
forth the applause of the Convention
every time. They deserve liigli com
mendation for their efforts.
F'our ministers last year one tliis!
It is hoped that more of tliom may be
alilc to get out next year. AVe think
th.at tlieir presence will give greater
importance to S. S. AVork and so en
courage the officers and teachere and
draw ont the parents.
Tlie writer surely did enjoy meet
ing with the Pres. S. S. C. of Western
Nortli Carolina. He thinks that there
remains for them a crown.
AVm. j. R-ynkins,
An>-. 14, ’91. Statesville, N. C.
Mr. A. F^rank liichardson of New
A'ork, in his recent address in St. Paul,
Minn., before the National Editorial
Assoeiation, called allentioii to the
tact that dniggi.st.s all ovit the conn-
try are contiiimdlv (lei'r;imliiig tlieir
enslinners Uy olfering lliem imitai.ions
or substitutes for vtirious I’ateiil Medi*
cines, thus also of swindling the Pro-
snb- I prietors of siieh medicines wlio h ive
created the demand by extensive ad
vertising. Tliis practice of snbslitn-
tion by the druggists has grown lo
such an extent that .Air. Richardson
invokes the aid of the newspapers in
its exposure and defeat. But no one
could allow themselves lo he thus
swindled, especially in the pnrehaseof
Simmons Liver Regnlalor, the great
remedy for Indigesnpn and all Liver
trouble. The gennine'ftrticle is stamp
ed with a large red Z on the face of
the package. Take no other. .Vny
siilistitiite for this is a frafal upon the
purchaser who invariably .(lays the
penalty in not securing the relief to be
had from taking the genuine article.
Froceeilitig'.s (if EiuiTieltl S. S.
AIr. Editor:—Allow me a few lines
in your columns to rehite hrieily the
proceedings of our Sabbath school
Convention in F’airfleld I’resbytery.
At 10:30 a. m. .August 1st the mem
bers of the Convention assembled in
the neat little Church, (New Haven).
After the weleomc address by Rev.
Seabrook, pastor, and the response by
Rev. .Miller the roll was called. The
topics of the (hiy were discussed, and
at an intervening point the Sabbath
school Institute was conducted by
Sunday at 11 a. m. a soul stirring
sermon was f preached by Rev.
I. 1). Davis and tlie Iiord’s Supper
was administered. .At 2 p. m. Mr.
Johnson, M.D,. conducted tlie exercis
es which consisted of essays ;ind ad
dresses as follows:
Ess.ay, Miss Lizzie Ross, AVinns-
boro; S. C., “Slionld non-profes.sors of
religion be employed as teachers in
tlie Salibath school”? This slie gave
a full discussion and we agree with
her in the negative. .Miss Ross
posesscs good eloentionary qualities.
Essay, Aliss AI. S. AVilson, Alayosville,
S. C., “Training a cliild ” In this she
displayed all the qualities of an elocu
tionist, and produced unquestionable
facts in her discussion. Essay, Aliss
R. A. AV’ilson, Mayesrille, S. C., “Se
cret of success.” In tills .she display
ed her heroic qualities, her selection
tells that she is a lieroine. Essay,
Aliss S. J. Hemphill, Blackstocks, S.
C., “AVhero duty calls.’’ She spared
no pains in making this subject inter
esting. Flssay, Miss E. Nelson, Sum
ter. S. C., She gave “The beginning
and the end.” Nothing was left un
said that should have been said.
After the interesting addresses of
several distinguished gentlemen, the
Convention adjourned with a true
Preshyterial sermon by Rev. J. C.
A. J. JEFFE11.SON.
Alayosville, S. C.
The F’airfield Presbytery will meet
in Lebanon Presbyterian Church,
Ridgeway, S. 0., the 2nd, Wednesday
ill September ’91, at 8 o’clock p. m.
J. C. W.VTlUNS, S' C.
One of our leacliers often told the
hoys never to obey Satan for he
wonhl never tell ns to do any good
thing, hnt we have found a case of
late where we wish the man had obey
ed for we believe tliat one lime in six
tlionsand years the Devil was right.
A certain man lias the habit of making
long, dry talks that kill out the prayer-
meetings. About six-fiftlis of his time
is in [iraise of himself and family
One night lie sat still an 1 we began
to rejoie that ho would keep still line
time, when up he jumped saying that
“Satan had tried to keep me from say
ing any thing to-niglit.” Tlien lie
told ns about his mules, farm-crops
his line carraiage, then he ended by
[lointing poor sinners to his college
educated cliildren and lus own noble
self as examples worthy for ns to fol
low. Before lie quit we were fully
persuaded that Satan was right in try
ing to keep him from talking that
Result nobody at prayer-meeting
for the next three weeks. (Omit
thinking this haiipened in tlie Boone-
ville CluirCh.) '
“They say” this and “'riioy say”
something. VA’e can gel nows faster
from “'I'liey say” than we can from
the best daily papers in the state.
One man started out to find the oflloe
of “They say” or at least to get a
peep at the old active gentleman. He
spent one wlfole week in fruitless
search and came lo the conelnsion
that “They say” is only a modest
name for lies, that instead of one meet
ing you and saying, “I am going to
tell you a lie upon some of the people”
he cries, “ They sa,y’\ and yon get it.
Air. Pilsoii has erected lomhstones
over the graves of his cliildren. We
hope more will do likewise and make
“tlie city of the dead” more attruelive.
A commission of the Orange Pres-
liytery of tlie Sjulliern' Presliyterian
Cliurch organizid a colored eluireli in
Elkin tlie otlier day. Tliey liavo a
lot and will erect the house as soon as
the lumber can be put on the spot. A
house would h.ave been up hnt tlie
mill could not furnish the lumlicr any
sooner. A'ery fair prospect of more
chiirclies of tliat kind in tliis part of
the State. Rev. S. G. W’alker, the
minister, is a good worker. “Ready
Ike” can hid liim a liearty “God bless
you”, so long as he goes wlierc this
Presbytery fail to enter.
Aliss Ida Boles used the buggy and
pony. Sam Jones don’t tell anybody
that the owner thereof went along, too.
“Ready Ike” played off'lame one day
to get to ride but tliey did not liand
Mr. Tom R often stops his
liorse at Oak Dale on tliese hot days
and asks Aliss Alatiida if lie cm liave
a drink of water and a mellow apple.
Ali.ssionary J. II. Gilmer, Jr., has
been elected principal of a higli
school in Georgia witli a salaiy of
fifty dollars per montli. He Inis not
yet expressed Ids intentions, lint it is
tlionglit tliat lie will continne in ids
present jiosition, wliere lie lias lalioreil
sueeessfnlly for tlie past eiglit years.
Tlio .VIcClelland Prosliytory will
meet in tlie Alt. Pisgali Pre.sliyterian
Cluireli, Laurens, S. on Tliursday,
Septemlier 3rd, 1991 at 1:30 j). m.
tf B. F'. .AIcDowell, S. C.