North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
ThB Southern EvangelUtr '
• ./.V ,
lyftrlu Pih. C«
DeToted to the Eduoational, ila^riat*
Moral, and KdHgionyl|ilg|jlite>f ^ur.:poo-
ple In the South, at Char
otte, N. C., every 'l^ursday.
All queetione aiislDK under the vaiioos
•ubjeotfl above. .lri9dloate4- are diaeuaeed
from a Ghrletlan point of view. £acb num
ber oontaina tie freshent and beet newe
from our Southern field and from the
Cbufoh at large. 1 le'e Is carefully selected
reading matter suiUd to all olateee of our
people—the farmer, the mechanic, the
artisan, and the professional man.
The Sabbath-sohool and Temperance
cause iRp^recelve special attention.
Single copy oue yev, tl.OJi
RATES OK ADVERTISING.
Ordinary atvertisemeni*, j ei b ev^e- line
1 time - * -(J
4 times, (one month) Id
18 ‘ (three months) 8‘.
ifi " (sis •• 50
53 •• (one year)
pr*The rate per line multiplied by 10 will
gtTC the rate per inch.
C7*Di8playcd advertisements and reading
notices speciaS rates.
Of ‘ Thr Araico-AKKRicar PaasBT
TaBiaa” is at Cltarlotte. N. C. AH com
munioations. for pitWfoation alionld be
addressed to this bi^e.
We daruMply a^ theeympatby ar.d sup
port of our oretbren and friends at large,
In order thprt^f^rte « ^hls enterprise
may be crowned with sneoess. Aobhib
WAjrTBi>~r(0 whom a liberal commission
arSend money by P. O Money Order
Registered Letter or Bank Check. Other*
wise it might get lost and the sender alone
will be responsible.
The AtBicO'AxsBiCAir Pbubttb&iar
Charlotte, N. C.
would seem to iosore its beeomiog alAtt..c i-ttur *
law shortly after the holidays. The received and kinU>
same day the Speaker sDoouDced the
committees. Hon. Geo. H. White is
on the Committee on Agriculture aod
the Committee on the District of
Olumbia. Mr. White is a true aod
manly representative of the race in
THURSDAY, DEC. 21, 1899.
A merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year to ^ our ..readers and
According to a tiniV honored custom
in this offic^- the AFWcb-AicklKiCAN
The Texas Farmers* improvemeBl
The fourth annual convocation of the
Farmers’ Improvement Society opened
at Columbus last week and was by far
the roost extensive, btet p^pared '.and
most highly. creditable^ medtiitg of
association. This meeting was real'
a well arranged fair, with an admiitdi
display of varied exhibits, and was sew
and appreciated during iU progress^^y
thousands. The Farmers’ Improve
ment Society is an institution .establish
ed some years ago by Prof. R. L. Smith,
teacher of the school in Oakland, has
branches in some twenty counties, and
a membership of aboht 2000. Its cardi
nal objects are : To fight the credit
system ; to diversify crops, especially
in so far as to raise something possible
forborne consumption ; co-operation in
buying and selling ; care of the sick and
burial of the dead ; the purchase and
beautifying of homes—all objects com
mending themselves to the best efforts
of good citizens.
During the past two weeks'the eocie^
1 , j *1. 1 1 u ^ that sectioil of the country for about
has erected on the colored park groundf _ , .. ,
years, and baa a wide and wonder
ful infiueoce among all classes of the
west of this city a large and commodi-
ojL exhibition ball, which was moat
tastefully decorated for the occasion.
In common with roost of the white peo
ple in town a Citizen representative visit
ed the fair and made an effort to secure
a list of the exhibits and failed,but notic
ed fine specimens of cotton, corn, wheat]
oats, sugar cane, sorghum, potatoes,
pumpkins, tobacco, and the inevitable
watermelon, besides pears, apples, per-
simmoDB, squash, egg plants,- beans, cu
cumbers, and other articles in the vege
table line ; horses, colts, Jacks, hue
poultry, pigs» etc. Besides these there
were displays of art in painting 'kad'
crayon work, hand painting, shell jmint
ing, fish scale work, embroidery, drawn
work, quilting, toweliag, eiq.. The dis
play far exceeded our expectitliooB, and
ghoweda remarkable, progress on the
~ ~ ' olored pe^laT and fiso li
Correspondent, are requested to ad
dreffl the Rev. J. E. Tice at Mebanci
Cards are out for the marriage of
Rev. W. J. Herritage and Mies Eunice
R. Dudley at Newbern, January 3d.
Rev.’l^rj. Avant will oflficiate.
Now is a good season for calling on
your pastor in companies, carrying
with you a plenty of good cheer. He
will appreciate it and you will feel
“Thou shall love iby »eigbbor as
thyself. ’’ “ Who is my qeighb«
For ansvfer, go read the story of the
Good Samaritan. Around you there
are many on whom you can make the
There are some complaints of irregu
larity in the delivery of our paper.
It is always sent out regularly each
week. We are trying tot locate the
difficulty and remove the cause of .such
cannot be too
careful 'respect .to the example
they set More others during this season
of festivity and mirth. Their con
versation should ^ -sueb as becometh
the gospel of Christ.
The win .be general that
^ Bishop H, M. Turner suffered a stroke
o(f paralysis' af Savanpah, Ga., on
Monday while ep^gedjn bis duties in
connection with 'tile A^M. B. Confer
ence. The strok^^ idig^ and there
is DO immadiatedtfger. u-o •
Events in Scfeth^.^rifca during the
past ten days have forced the conclu
sion that *'^uer-
efficiwtey of the Boers, The British
are now *re^'€ffffHfSfi^ ^dica-
tioDS point to a *■ prolong^ and
bloody stf^g^e. ^
After a 7w»k^ debate the House
passed the new finance bill, without
amendment-, by a vote of 190 to 15V
all the Republicans and eleven Demo
crats voting, for the measure. This
Society is really one to expai»d their
ideas and improve their possibilities.
There were booths for restaurants,
fruits, confections, cigars, tobacco, but
not one for any intoxicant—they being
especially tabooed. The order through
out the lour days of the session was ex
cellent—no discord—and the deputy
sheriff on duty said he had a picnic of
“masterly inactivity.'’ The fair was
visited by many white people, and at its
close Saturday night it was hard to tell
which was in the majority.
The Farmers’ Improvement Society
is bent on further advancement of the
race—among the plans being the found
ing of an agricultural college on the
order of Booker T. Washington’s Tus
kegee institution. At this meeting 8300
was subscribed for this purpose, some
planking down the cash.
The lesson of this fair was that the
colored man has within him the ele
ments of his own advancement, and Pro
feasor Smith deserves great credit as the
leader in the movement. If the Society’s
dominant ideas—to keep out of debt
raise all they need at home by diversi-
fy^ng crops ; co-operating in buying and
selling; care for the sick and dead ; and
buy and beautify their homes—are car
ried out, the race is bound to advance all
along the line. And the interest shown
by the white people in the Columbus
exhibit shows that they will have white
p^ple to aid them in the work.—Chlum
btiSf Tex., CHtizen.
A New Church In Virginia.
BY REV. W. H. FRANKLIN.
At a call meeting ol Holston Presby
tery at Washington (College in October,
Rev Daniel Murray, Rev. W. H, Frank
lin and Elder Henry Martin, of Jones
viftn^ik'^, were appointed a committee
tOv .^' ze a church at Roes Hill, Lee'
Co., Va. December Sth having been
designated for the organixatiw we made
our way thither. We had to go 160
miles to reach the place, which is just
35 miles from us. The route gave us
breakfast at Rogersville, Tennessee;
dinner at Knoxville; supper at Mid-
dlesborongh, Ky., and breakfast again
at Roee Hill, Va. In the meantime,
we bad spent several hours at Knox
ville and all night at Middlesborough.
Mouldeo, Rev. Mr. Mayo tad Prdl
Bell, principal of tbo toWn edhooi
They proved to be kind, inteUigent,
progreseive men. Prof. Bstt a -grad
uate of Berea College, has princi-
pal of the graded school, for many
years and maintains a high standing in
the oolpmonity. .
It is an interesting fact that wopaas-
ed througii a tunnel a mile ih length
over the centre of which the three
slates, Kentucky, Virgioia, and Ten
nessee, are said to corner.
Rose Hill is not as Istge a^ its name,
but, In some respects, it ie not leas fra
grant than ifs name irfipUes. A more
generous and hospitable people are not
to be found. Many of the colored
people own their own bondtf, and the
very best of feeling obtains between
them aud their Anglo-Saxon neighbors.
According to appointment. Rev. Mr.
Murray with others from Big iStooA
vad Pennington Gaps,' were on hand.
At 11 A. M. rdigious exercises were
conducted, participated in by Rev. Mr.
Murray, your correspondent, and Rev.
Isaac Anderson of the Southern Pres
byterian Churcjir- TVydigress to say,
that Mr. Anderson is an able, broad
and thorough Chrirtian gentleman.
He has proven on more than one occa
sion that he is a firm and valuable
friend of the Negro and of our Church
work. He has served his people in
wfc hortHally and are willing to be led by him be-
treated by Mr. cause bis life adorns bis preaching.
We are determined to talk h:m ui>
pray him up and* pay up in this great
Christian movement. I ho|| to speak
more frwly of^his mission later on.
A word about the establishn^^nt of
the Normal and Industrial Scb^^l in
connection with the church worxNAt
Spencer Mission. This school opence
the first Monday in Nov. with two
teachers: Prof. Jno. Davij principal,
and Miss Daisy Davis assistant. The
^bool is supported independently of the
^^oards, through the influence and
plana of Rev. Penn and his worthy teach
During the lirst month we en-
In the afternoon the church .was
constituted with eight communicants
and some 23 congregational members.
Mr. Frank Martin was ordained ^er>
He appears to be the right man for the
On Sabbath at. 11 A. M., after an
appropriate sermon by your corre
spondent, the Lord’s Supper was ad
ministered. The services were thor
oughly enjoyed and made a happy
and lasting impression. The evening'
service was conducted by Her. vMr.
The occ^ion meant much to
people. We trust that it means- nuoL
more to the Church and to the giorydf
G^. Its importaoue aa4 fu>ucis
and ripe. 'The harvest hss been sta^'
ing long, waiting for the reapers.
that everything has been made ready
we see no reason why a great harvest
may not soon be gathered by the la
borere. I think it one of the most pro
iniamr i\f mir Vnroinia
mising of our Virginia churches.
Rogersville, Tenn., Dec. 15.
A Growing Work.
Mr. Editor >Please allow me
space in your^ valuable paper to inform'
the Preebjyterian Church and; friends
what God'ia dbing for us at HorK
Pasture, Va., under the iMu^rate of
Rev. S. A. Penu, A. M., a.gradiiate
of Lincoln University. Rev. Penn
is undouUedly a preacher ‘who i« up
to the present demanda He speaks
the troth wi^ great force ond-entbusi
Rev. Penn is. stated supply of two
churches and two missiong,* and is
also conducting a normal and indus
trial school independently of the Freed
Spencer Mission a located in one of
the most favored and populous sedions
of Heqry county., is‘a great .fiirm-
ing and tobacco r%ion. This mission
is about two miles from the Danville
and W. railroad. Any one desiring
to visit this field can have the advan
tage of two trains, moroing and after-’
noon. We have purchased .fifty acres
of land and a large boildiag of four
rooms. This mission bad its begin
ning one year ago through the sole in
fluence of Rev. Penu. He met with
great oppe^ition from the Christian
Disciple Church, but he has by his
intelligeDce and winning manner be
come more than conqiierer.
Until November 1st, the member-,
ship of Spencer Mission was about
Since that time Rev. Penn has
conducted a series-of meetings and the
result was thirteen additions, ^en.
Were received on coofemion of their
faith and were, baptized by the mode
of sprinkliug, and three were received
from the Christian Disciple eifnreb.'
The total membership is now twenty,
with an encouraging outlook.
Through Rev. Peon’s influence Pree-
byterianism preponderates this locality.
We all love our pastor (Rev. Penn).
rolled about fifty students. Now’ that
the factories have ciosedjaod crops have
beenrgathe|red, we expect to enroll as
The school has connected with it a
concert comjiany consisting of a quar
tette and orchestra. The quartette is
composed as follows: I’rof. John
Davis, manager and tenor ; Rev. S,
A. Penu, basso ; Miss Mattie Davis,
soprano; Miss Daisy Davis, alto;
Mias Eugene Carter, pianilt.
The orchestra is chosen from the
company. Prof. Davis, 1st cornelist
Rev. Penb, 1st violinist; Mr..Nelson
Davis, trombone soloist ; Miss Eugene
Carter, pianist. This company has
made one very successful trip for the
school and is preparing for anollier
during the holidays.
Yours for Christ,
The Gregg-Hampton Nuptials.
Oii last Thursday evening,Dec. 14th,
8 P.M., at Black’s Memorial church,
Monroe, N. C., occurred one of the pret
tiest weddings ever witnessed in. our
city, when Rev. Junius Gregg of Wax
haw, N. C., led to the hymeneal altar
Miss Josephine E, Hampton, of Mon
roe, Rev. C. H. Shute, of Gastonia,
ofliciating. ^ '
Long before the appointed hour, peo
pie began thronging to the church,
and by seven-thirty o’clock standing
room could not be found. A few
intrntes l»eforo 8, a signal that-the
br-ds! paty was near, being given, the
hou!^; Mas silenced by soft, sweet
•stfains rtf music from the organ,
by a,solo, “Ooly » Draon*,'*
r^d>T-a*i by Miss Eunice L. Cbreefield.
Alter which the groomsmen, Messrs.
W. T. Graham, of Monroe, and E. W.
Gregg, of Sumter, S. C., followed by the
bridesmaids. Misses Carrie Hampton
and Florence Graham, both of Monroe,
marched into the church to the wed
ding march played by Miss E.L. Chres-
field. Next to these came the groom
up the right aisle leaning on the arm
of his b^t man, Mr. M. J. Jackson,
of Biddle University, while the bride
entered the left aisle on the arm of her
sister, Miss Sallie A. Hampton, maid
of honor, each couple being preceded
by little flower girls. On reaching the
altar, Rev. Shute proceeded with ihe
ceremony, and in a short time the union
for life was perfected.
The bride was attired in a lovely
gown of white plush, and carried a
large bouquet of roses. The brides
maids wore whi^ cashmeres, and the
maid of honor, light blue. The groom
and groomsmen wore Prince Alberts.
The church was tastefully decorated
with ferns, cedar, evergreen, palms, pot
The reception was given at the home
of-the bride’s parents, Rev. and Mrs
G. W. Hampton. MLesS. A. Hampton,
a born musician, charmed tie guests
with some of her choicest selections of
jDUsic, being followed by Miss Chres
field, who both played and sung.
Ohefee vocal selections were rendered
by Revs. C.H. Shute and N. N. Gregg,
and Mr- M. J. Jackson and Miss
Florence Graham. Then an elegant
supper was served, a few^mely jokes
passed, parting words exXanged, and
thus ended *a most brilliant . all
The presents were most numerous and
On the following eveniug Rev. and
Mrs. Gr^g boarded the train for Wax-
haw, their future home, bemg accom
panied by Messrs. Jackson and E. W.
Gc^lg. Thus Scotia aud Biddle are
again united. Rev. Gr^g being a gradu
^ of the class of ’97 of Biddle and
Mrs. Gregg, class of’97, Scotia. For
this couple we have the greatest hope
of success. Besides possessing all the
necessary qualities to make home hap
py, Mrs. Gregg is au earnest church
worker, ^nd will be of the greatest val
ue to bei husband in his ministerial
Monroe, N. C., Dec. IG.
iV. pw»Se*l iu the chajiel
Whyr-ibre, myWloved, M ye have
4’8. obeyed, n^as in my presence
only, etc. For it i* God that Woriteth
in you both to will and 'to do of his
good pleasure. ”
The fact was cl^rly brought out
tiikt-hy loving Christ\e will love only
those thiiurs which He Iwes. \N e Were
urgeil to love the things ijhal God lov
which we must do byl loving Him.
"God's love ti'orks out ; ju trill /*how it
.^clf, ” .
Through Mr. J. M. Mijler theClario
sophic IJterary Associatfen received
81 last week from Rev. T. LT'Twtley,
one of Biddle’s sons. Mr. Toatl^ con
tributed this to the building fu^ of
the Association. He certainly d^rves
thanks, and the Ciaribaophie-ds truly
grateful t*> him. /
Last Friday ni^ was ^ worthy cli
max to the great excitement which took
possession of the two college Societies
early last week. ’Twas the night for
them to elect officers for the ensuing
term, aud also more especially the
performers for the next March Exhibi
tion. The boys were extremely poli
tical in their methods, and early in the
week different parties were organized,
Uepublicau and Democratic, receiving
the consideration due them by virtue
of their national bearing. Though the
Fusionists bought many votes and did
much canvassing they were over
whelmingly defeated Friday night at
the polls and were sent to console their
For presumably good reasons the
election of the Master of Ceremonies
was deferred until the first regular
meeting of the two societies in January.
The following are the names of those
chosen by the Clariosophic aod Mat-
toon Literary Societies to represent
them on the March Exhibition Pro
gramme : Clariosophic— J. A. Byers,
Orator; J. N. Brown, Essayist; C.
White, Debater., Mattoon — H. O.
(Joruwell. Orator; H, W. B. Van
!^uren, E-wayist ; J. ’X Howie, De
baier. With such a strong force of
representatives' we can but predict
untold succeae for th'^ “Ex. ‘
The Douglasc Literary Society elect
^ the following offioers last Friday
night;—President, Jas. L. Hollowell;
Vice Pres., M. T. Fox; Kec. Sec., A. C.
Williams; Cor. Sec., C. E. Simms;
Treas., C.E. Stimpson; Chaplain ,A. A.
Wilson. For the Moot Court: Judge,
T. W. McUoberson; Solicitor, Geo. L-
Winstead; Cleikof court, J. A- Brown;
Justice of Peace, A. C. Williams; Sher-
ifl, J. A. Clark.
Men are hard at work laying the
sewer pipes which are to connect our
sewerage with the city sewer. This
work will soon be completed, and the
overhaulifig of our steam plant in the
main building' is to be finished by
Our Christmas holidays begin to
morrow afternoon and last till the sec
oud of January. Many of the students
will spend the ho]idays--at home and
they (as all of us) ,are anxious for
IViday to come, (/hristmaa is quite a
time for worthy rejoicing as it com
memorates the birth of the best man
that wM ever bom. Yet we are in
clined’-^^ abuse this season more than
any ot)fM^olida we observe. Every
student bfi^ been urgently requested
to be an example, wherever he spends
the Christmas, for those who have not
bad the chances he has had of gain
ing the right idea of Christmas and
its rightful obsorvancci God help us
that while we rejoice in the holiday
which the'^I.ord’s birth established,
we do not forget Him, the long looked
for Prince of Pescer*
T^.'Tweptieihr Century will have
set Ai ere our names appear again in
thyeJcol.umns.httBce, in addition to our
Merry Christm^” greeting( we join
our readers in rejoicing over the fact
of having lived to see t$e end of this
eventful century, \ with the hope of
living in the nextk
J. }j. FOtTKR.
The trouble with a gopd many persons
is that they are looking for a “kodak”
religion—one which r^ill only require
them to “ push the button” while the
mysteriotib operations of grace “will do
the rest. ’ But ihc 8ermon\pn the
Mount l>aniahes all such hopes.' It is
full of “striving;” aud me^ if
it means anything, that the rpan who
will live godly in this pfeieut world
must hriiig an iron will .and stern reso
lion to the task.
There is one.thiog
ate very highly Uprr: 1;,..
Kice make it pl«i«nt
this way. I.thank ihem f„r
subecriptioD and a drive ..fiil''"'
mUee, etc. May the g,K*|
Bni. Rice and hi. i»o|,le in thf, ^
section.* The roo*t I xn "
rock*. “ "
I went through ih. ...entry u,. .
River and Jacksun t>eek *' ■'*
Both of these cburche** erjoj«^
vivals this year and n»anv -
added to ti em. Rev. T, It \
bors have been Ide sed. |]f.
by his memlwrs. I km
get to see him.
I thank Messiw. K,jl,ert hri(^ .
HilF arid Mitw Uzzie Cimpbdl L
I thank Rev. P. \V. M ^in^ .
usual kindneee aod Mr. and Hn.^
W. Franklin for courle&ift, anj ^
year’s subscription; also .Nlr. aod Ma.
P. S. Suber for one year's subteripti .;
aud a plearaut lime. Mr. Suber
Government appointment. «e
him much success.
I am sorry that our friend, Mr lit.
ley, is in poor health.
I spent one hour very plea«nilT s, -
profitably with Rev. and Mn. J. 7
Wright. It was too early for
Rev. Wright made a fire iw- n,
gave ir.e $1 and breakfast, aod ibrs
took me tc the train. Who could ui
more? P.ev. Wright is putting L-j
eflorts to build a suitable house of
ship which is "much needed. Mrt
Wright is teaching a little school ioce
nection with the work.
The work here is as solid u i'g ;
dollar. A line is drawn between
church and school work and
body hews to the line. The j'Twa
faculty is a »trong.onc, and theseWJ
is lai^r than it has been Lr anx
time. Time only can tell whst '.b
work will be.
Itbha always been a source of pka*:T
to me to turn my sails thn *1;
Rev. F. L. Brcdie has labired her? k
ten or twelve years. This the luiw
chuich in the Presbytery and hu is it
some as good people as you will 1^
any where. 1 thank Rev. ami Mr>
Brodie and Elder and Mr*. (), N. K»o
nedy for hospitality.
I th^uk Prof. J. A. Brynl sdiJM-
W. A. Templeton for one year'i ^
scriplion each. Prof. Byrd hold \
own in the graded school, T
pleton holds a prominent place io a
of the work shops, (treenwoq^ cor.=t
ues to grow. !ilr. Robert 1/gau. w
contractor, still gets bis ]iart ot
Our church here is under ike
Rev. J, T. Wright, who is (pearly lo---*
by his ]>eople. The only fault ibeyh*^
of him is they don’t* get em-ugh of 1«»
time. Newberry ought to have [in’-'
ing twice every Sunday. 1 thank Mi
G. Snowden and Mr. J. C. KicheH**
ger for one year’s subscriptior «*«-
Other frii^ds will send theirs booi
Mias Irene Snowden is doing
work in the gradedoohool
I thank Mr. and Mrs. and
Johnson who have always made
stay here pleasant.
C R. Mean-.
SERVED UP BY THE GEOIGB
White oWrks in every branch
trade in the South wait as readily
oolored as white people until ito)®*
to serving a meal; they tuin »p ^
Doeee then. ^
It grates upon Southern white ^
pie, that a white Southern
keeper in Cuba was put iu jiil tot ^
fusing to serve colore«l jieopls^tet ’ "
true just the same.
The time has come when
should stop talking about tio* ®
they love women, especially
copying the pulpit- Thia talk
has a tincture of lewdnee? *od p**-
pleases women who sre loose-
When a preacher goes into *ti»^
aonmuntUee, unless he i* » ^
known, he should have
tions other than lIceiMe or
80- many men are stiliDg utulef
colors thise days that our he** ^
should be torliHed with recu®t'^
tions when going into strangf f