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(bt'imiu tlMPcrstOOceat Cbsrio^te, M. C ••
SATURDAY, SEPT. 1C, 1882.
ftWx are glad to learn that man}'
of our colored farmers have verj-
encouraging looking crops. Mr. 6.
W. Grier, a representaliTO farmer of
Matthews, has ozceptionally fine
croi)B on each of bis plantations. It
would be well for cTery colored man
to buy a homo and make himself
happy and leaTo something for bb
children, when ho shufflus off this
All money must besent by registered
letter or money order.
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FOB JfSTICEOFTUE SITBEME COURT.
GEORGE N. FOLK,
For Judffea tf the Buperior Court:
CHARLES C. POOLE,
JOHN A. MOORE,
I TniHD dmthict:
FRANK H. DAUBY,
of New Hanover.
WILUAM A. GUTHRIE,
LEWIS F. CHURCHILL,
W.G. MEANS, '
Take tho Mxsenoeb.
CoALATion or no coalation, that’s
Let US abuse nobody and if beat
en accept it like a littio man.
Tax Republicans have carried
Maine and gained two Congress*
■ Straws show how the wind blows.
First Oregon and now Maine has
given us large republican gains.
Nortfaem papers put North Caro
lina down as one of the States to be
redeemed by the republicans. To*
tera, prepare for it
Don't forget we have a State
ticket to vote for. Dockery is on
that ticket and he is the choice of
every Republican in the State.—
Vote for the whole iioket
Wi learn a convention will be
held to nominate a candidate for
Congrees firom this district about
Oct Ist We have none oi the par
Paor. Richard Theodore Greener,
the only colored gradnale of Jlar-
vard College, is to be the orator of
the day at the Zndnstriai Fair at
Raleigh in October.
If. anybody intends -to bolt and
ran on their own hook, we fear they
will be sadly mistaken when they
behold their following. This con
vention to-day must agree.
WnoH ii the better a half loaf or
no loaf at all 7 A fixed fact, or a
calculation ? A dead certainty, or
a doobtftil expectation 7 Division
or union 7 Remember wo have the
aame old enemiee' to fight
Cadet Livingstone failed in math
ematics. He bad a fair examination,
they say. Whittaker has quit the
lecture field and gone h^c, and
Lieut Flipper bos been appointed
Captain in the Mexican army.
Cursed is the man whose skin is
black, for be can scarcely be a gen
tleman in America. Woe unto ye
black men, ye Africans who try to
be more than serfs. It shall be more
tolerable with dumb brutes than
with tbo black man who does assert
his rights and bo a gentleman.
It is rumored that ex-Senator
Bruce is to go to Mississippi to can
vass for Gen. Chalmers against a
colored candidate for Congress. It
will be remembered that Chalmers
is tbo Democrat who was ousted
from Lynch's scat a few months ago.
Why Senator Bruco would not rath
er canvass for Carter, tbo colored
candidate, or leave them to fight it
out thomsolvos, we cannot boo. O
Thx Republicans of South Caro
lina mot in Columbia tho other day
and endorsed tbo Greenback State
ticket. That will give the bonTbons
lively work. With a fair count, some
which will very likely be had, tho
bourbons will have but few votes to
spare. How would it seem to have
Virginia, North, and South Carolina
all go against tho bourbons this
year. We hope it may be so. Let
us work and vote to that end.
It is now timMe~or^i^e cam
paign clubs. Let us boo if we can’t
have bettor organization in this
county than ever before. Let each
precinct bo organized, and tho presi
dent of every club know precisely
bow many votes in his precinct to
bo cast for him and bow many
against him. Success is in organi
zation. After tho county ticket is
given out lot us go to work, and let
ever)- man do his full duty. If wo
would win, wo must work bard 'till
let bim mak'' Mm-^ctf ridtcnlous.
Let him first show his • rpability to
bold office, by bis conduct.
THE CONVENTION TO-DAY.
The Republican convention of
Mecklenburg county convoncs in
tho Court House to-day, to nomi
nate candidates for the Legislature
and other county officers.
ft is earnestly hoped that every
delegate will go there with a deter
mination for harmony and victor}’.
It is hoped that all personal feelings
will be forgotten and that men will
be sober and act wisely and cau
tiously. Let no one forget himself
so far as to fall into personal abuse
of republicans or liberals who have
not acted to suit him. Let us con
sent to differ in our opinions and lot
us be charitable enough to think
every other republican honest in
working for the success of the party
even though their ways be different
from ours. Lot every man go into
the convention to-day to have tbo
most available men nominated, but
if tbo men of your choice arc not
nominated, let each man accept the
ticket in good faith, go to work for
it, vote for it and see that it is
The duUos of the convention are
plain, if members wilt only take the
pains to think of it. Lot the major
ity rule satisfy all. If a majority of
tbo convention put out a ticket en
tirely new, a ticket partly new or
accept the liberal ticket as a whole,
let tbo convention make it unani
mous and let each man go home
satisfied that bo bos done what was
best for his party, even though he
has not his own choice in every in
The Messenqeb has been against
coalition from the start, but wo are
liable to bo mistaken; we are now
for success. Wo are always willing
to yield to higher counsel and moke
personal sacrifices for- tho success of
the Republican party. We all voted
for democrats two years ago, and if
it is the pleMure of the convention
lot us agree to do so again. Repub
licans who have been working for
the party for years certainly do-
serve recognition, but if the major
ity does not bring them out, we
must nil bo content and yield to tho
wishes of tbo majority.
Let Republicans, colored men and
liberals cease fighting each other,
remove some of the bourbon Demo
crats from federal offices and make
room for their friends in that way.
Wo think a dozen vacancies can be
made in and around this city with
out tonching a republican. If onr
leaders can't find them, the Mksskn-
QER will name the places and the
men. Let ns stop fighting each
If you are not a liberal, what are
you, a democrat? Tho liberals and
republicans have united to defeat
the bosses of the bonrbon party.
We have all agreed npon a State
ticket with tbo beet man in the
State at the bead of it. We think
no trne-heartod republican will dare
refuse to vote for tbaUticket. Then
we must elect a legisIaUvo ticket
which fkvors a-chaoge in the oonnty
government and will vote for an
anti-bourbon for the U. S. Senate.
For the Mescencer,
Mb. Editor.—I boliavo wo have
ip N. r % n newspapers run by
Colored •-.en, and it is a fact that in
a large degree these papers are sup
ported by white men. I am truly
glad to see that the prejudices that
from the thraldom of ignorance and
•upurstitioD that now prevaila in
many parts of her. If you would
keep pace with the times, and bo in-
formed on all the topioe of the day,
yon must read, and dou't think you'
can read an old book that bos been
laying about the bouse forsoiuc time,
but subscribe for newspapera.
,1 hope no one will think that iLcse
lines arc written in order that the
writer may bo brought into public
notice, but it ie because Heel a devp
interest for my race, for those who
know mo knows that 1 have labored
ever since I arrived at my ma
jority for the elevation of and ad
vancement of my people, both mo
rally, intellectuBlIy and materially,
and as I have acted agent for sever
al of our papers I know that there
are a large number who do not read
newspapers at all. It is the duty
of every colored man in N. C. to see
to it the papers printed by men oi
our race receive tho proper encour
So far as 1 am concerned I have
no interest (materially) in any one
of our papers, but when I see men
who have tho courage to underLuko
the publication of a paper, devoted
to tbo interest of a long oppressed
and downtrodden race, 1 feel it is
the duty of every man, and woman
too, to do all ho or she can to help
them. Nowepapers are the groat
educators of the people. Henry
Clay said once, be got most of his
information from reading newspa
pers. I do not pretend to say that
tboy are bettor than a good book,
yet I do claim there is a good deal
to learn from tbcin. It is said every
morning in London, (Epig.) the
London THmes is on the breakfast
table of every family. So even tho
children are informed as to what is
going on in the whole realm every
Now, Mr. Editor, I hope you will
pardon me if I have intruded on
your columns, tbo subject is one
that suggested itself to me, but very
recently, and as I propose to say
something more at another time, I
will close this article with the hope
that onr Editors^tbronghoat the
State will not think that 1 am seek
ing notoriety among them, I do not
think tboir papers are supported by
tho colored people as they ought to
be. More anon,
G. C. Scublock.
Fayetteville, N. C., Sept. 1, 1882.
■■ vto to sol iBptera sack
cbsaeei testaliId pvrenj. WDVsatMnrMrs,
womeo. bo>’i luM itirli lo work lor u» rWa In
their own kiDsUliflD. Aejoae as Ootbe woA
properly fro* the trot mit. The tpusliiD* am
psy BMre than ten tlsies oreinary sx
pensive ootSl famMted tree. No «i>e vtinen
saCDii failc toaukemooey isphtly, Yuiber.a ie-
Tote your « bole time to toe work, or only jour
'•pare momenbL Full iBfonsatlofi asd all IW
b needed Mnt f.-ee. Addreaa PTnwo*> A i o.
You ean niake raoDey I
wurk (or as than ataaylAluc e
carital Boc needed, we will vun
you |l2a day and opwardi. made
atbotne by &e Indu-etrS u?*. Men,
women, boys aod etrls wanted everyelperr lo
workjorua Bow u the time. You can work
la snare time only, or sire year wbole lime to
tbebuslnesa. Yoaean ttve at butneamtdoilie
work. Mo other tmsiMn'will pay you as well.'
Mo one can tall to make enonnous pay by en-
■aflng at once t o»Uy ontSt and temu tree.
lIoDey made fast. easUy. and honorably.
Adareas Taus « to.. Angimta. Maine.
free. Mo risk. Brerythlag new tapl-
lal not required. WewllJfumlibyou
everything Many are making fur-
Cnnea. Ladiea make asnuebat men.
and bon and girls great pay. Readi-r,
_ -ntabasineaaaiwhlcb yon can make
neat pay all tbe time you work, write for par-
Scnlars to U. Hallctt A Co., Portland, Value.
X llE Executive Council have dt cid-
ed to ^tpone tbe meeting el ihe ,
nd Lodge until sometime >n No- -
vember. at which time all lAxIges and '
Deputia of Lodges ex.'net, will be
duly notified. Place of m>eling. Wit-
miiigton, N. G.
We hope to have a full turnout. a.s
preparation will be made tomuke the
occasion a grand one.
GEO. C. 8CURJ.OCK, G. W. a T.
JNO. C. Dancty.Q. Secretary.
Fayett«viiIe,K. C., July 24, 168-2.
Tbe trleodf of Mr. J. A McLore beieby an
nounce blm aa the People's i-andidau tor tbe
office of CoruD r ol Mecklenburg eooncy. at tbe
Chablotte, N. C., Aug. let, 'Si.
The propriety of running a colored
man forsome of our County offices has
been discussed very frequently amongst
tbe leaders of our race, and surely, rep
resenting tbo voting element of the
publican party as we do, we are enti-
oooo existed eo strong between the tied to some of the offices bestowed by
It is hoped that mattore will not
be brought up in the convention
to-day, that ebould be settled else
where. Something has been said of
appointing new mail agents, and
somebody said they should be named
by tbe convention. That is wrong.
If two or fifty new agents are to be
appointod and for specific reasons,
they should come in the aame man
ner all other agents are appointed,
and that Is a matter that should not
be mentioned in tbe convention. The
colored man is right to contend for
place, be will never get anything
without contending for it, but don’t
two races is fASt fading away and
tbe merits of colored men are being
acknowledged, and white men do
not regard ft derogatory to their
standing to road colored newspa
pers. I hope onr Editors will con
tinue to receive a large patronage
from onr white citizens. But, col
ored men, are yon doing yonr duty
in this respect, are yon coming np to
tbe aid of our Editors who are striv
ing to advance yonr interest and de
fend yonr rights and demanding
for yoff^ equal aod exaot jostice In
onr Courts snd at the ballot-box,
tbe bnllwarks of yonr liberties ; now
colored men wake up to yonr inter-
sst and come to tho aid of onr news
paper men, they are the watchmen
on the wall, tboy are seeking to
bnild yon np that you may more
steadily on in tbe march of oivilixa-
tion. Let ns resolve in onr mind
that onr papers shali find their way
to every honsebold and find a place
in the library of ever}’ colored fami.
ly in N. C.
If onr history is ever written by
oolorod men, we must not look to
others to do that which we ought
to do onrseires. Tbe advancement
of the black man tinoebis manumis
sion bat aroosed tbe ambition of
hit jealous white brother, he la now
striving to elevate his nos to a high
er plane, and by yonr aaristanoe
wfli eveatually emancipate N- 0.
the suflraf^ of the people. 1 am one of
tboss who think it bleb time that tbe
coiortid people sboula be rewarded for
tbeir devotion to their partj, and act
ing upon this reasoning, and tbe solici
tation of.manv friends, I announce my
self as B caiidmate for the office of Con-
stablA In Cbarlotte Township.
& J. CALDWELL.
Cipe Feu ud YidbD VaUej B).
To take Effect on Monday,
Jnne lath, 1882.
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