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Short eonwpoodcnee of subjort* of iiitereit
to Uw public la solldteil but persons must
' bedisappointed if tbey Csi! to.sce tlie arii
laonrcUomtu. We are not rusponfiiile for
the riews of ccT^reaponclents. Anoapmui
oomniDRicUIons jto to the sroals bosket.
Tho eventful jeer '88 is npoo us,
end politicians, from tlic ward bccicr
( to the great managing bosses, arc
, taming their attention to the great in
teroits of tho people. Th^ cannot
bear the idea of people being misled,
; misinfomed, or wanting fof anything
p that a politician can do for them. The
politicians of Mecklenburg county an
not a whit wanting in niagnaniiuiiy
^ Every one feels himself the pcoplc’j
' preserver, and eagerly scoks the honoi
of serving his country.
Tho lUpnblicaii county executive
oommiUcc has met and ordered
' ' county convention to select delegates
to the State and District conventions^
If wo can only protect ourselvi-s
against one evil now in the start, we
. may hope to succeed in the clcctiuii
I next Novcuher. Let us guard agaiu>t
dissontion id our own racks. If wc
do this one thing wc may count tlic
battlo half won in tbc start. Let
every man consider aimsc!.' a servant
t and follower, and not a hoMi ami
' leader. Wc must bavc dilTcrcntideas
on many questions, and let us discus.*
our differences like men, respecting
tbo views of others, and yielding
when tbc facts or strength arc against
ns. Wc will have many candidates
• for boDore. iomc want to go to the
State contention, some to tbo District
convention, and sonic to tbc .Vational
convention. Let us divide honors, if
necessary. Our county can honor
twenty*fonr men, byJclccting »x dele*
gates and six alternates to the State,
and six delegate.* and six alternates to
tho District convention. Wc think
that would be a good thing to do.
Tbo Msssevoxk will he found to he
solid Republii-au a.s it has always been.
It will be fur peace and harmony
tho party and will make any proper
and necessary concession to have bar'
Mccklonburg county properly man
aged this year will go rcpnhlic.in even
though the post-offices and revenners
are on the other side, (rive us hoo>
est, discrete and active managers with
a straight Ucpublican ticket and
gH^tewill elect it.
Let us not begin to iightcacb uiln
^^^^H^ut save all our powder to turn against
^^^Khc enemy. The people arr tired of
this miscmble county goverment, di>.
gusted with robbing court houxf rings,
heavy taxes and tbc like. Tliey
convinced that Democrats cannot
this goverment socccssfully. Let He-
V* publicans go in tbc field UDitci, stand
W so and they will come out victoriom
true, charges are oometimes preferred
against the it
^ But is the pnIjHt gnarded with that
care and Mcrednest that it should have?
Do not the chttreh and the Bishop
sometimes wink at wrongs of men be*
canic of their talents and learning?
Such sbonld never bo done. None
but good mcn.should carry tho gospel
to sinners, for when sioners find out
that tfTeir preacher is an ovil doer,
they disrespect him. the church and
the gospel. A man should rcfbmi
before beginning to preach the gospel.
I here, he is a had
“Irftyonr light so
that they may see
"Ac. This applies
leaders. If their
ic and their works
w can tho Fnthi
If he is n bad
shine before men
your good works,
specially to the
lights do not sbi
not ^od. Ik
The world expects from the church
pure gospel and a clean ministry,
wc have not faith in God’s angels,
the objects of flic preaching cannot bo
aeconiplUhcd. Yea, the life of
minister is more effectual than hi
words from the pulpit. Wc bclicr
that religion without murals is a curse
to mnu tmd an iiboiuinatiou
the sight rif God. .\n immoral
preacher is the worst hypocrite
face of the earth, and every man that
knowingly aids in kecjiing snch
the pulpit, to that extent lends their
aid tn the help of the cause of satnn.
Let u.i have a purr ministry : and
theu, and nut until ilicii, may wc
expect to Imvf ii pure tliitrcli. “Like
priest like people." The ministry
should demand a purity of iiw own
■nciiibers for self protection, and the
church and the people shnuhl insist
a perfect man in every instance, to
stand between them and God. “Yc
the salt of tbc earth.
If yon want a ftrsUclaas joumal, one
that will keep you poated, then pay
up your aubscriptioas, and aok others
to take the paper. Many persons mnr*
mar when their paper ia stopped, and
say hard things about tho editor be*
cause he does not continue it. when
they owe a whole year’s subscription,
and there aro bundrods of snch delin*
quents on bis books. Yon would not
like to work for a man twelve months
without pay, and withonl his showing
you any disposition to pay. Well,
there is your editor, who has sent yon
a paper onCe every week for Iwel
months, and you haven’t paid him
dime! And now “cuss’m" because
you say ho is dunning you for what
you honestly owe him. Besides send
ing you his paper be has chronicled
the death of your friends, spoken of
the inarriagcs, denonneed tho vices
and maintained the virtues of tho
people; given you the political cur
rent, all tlie Church news, and ocea-
siotially gi^!ii you a puff; helped you
in your business, and still you will
Hitt settle up with him, and let him
give you a respectable, readable paper.
Now, reader, you say wc arc throwing
broad hints at somebody. Yes,
are, and they are meant for you. Y
the very one we meant to hit. Go
home immediately, get gl..'ll) for ihi
of this paper, and scud ic
him. G. L. B,
THE F.VVETTEVILLE DISTRICT.
Wc are not disposed to personate
in writing, but tbc ucecssity for
pure ministry is admitted by ai
The article in this paper last wei-k
by Elder Itives was jrell written.
Wc agree with him that people should
not talk without gronuds for whal
they say, and wheu they bavc reoson-
to believe a minister is not doing his
duly they should inform again.-t liiin
in the proper way to the proper
It has been aaid that wc have too many
preachers. If wc havenot too many there
ia too little care in thejiconsiog of men
to preach. A mao whose moral char
acter ia auapieioned, thould not he
allowed to preach the gospel. A
praaeher ahonld live above saspieiiin
and evil speaking of. and if he can’t
lire above it, be should take off the
robe and apply his talent to some oth
The pulpit must be purified or the
preaching of the gospel eaonot hare
the detired effect. Wc hare known
preachers called to trial for offenses
aad because of tochnicalites, eridenec
-l/r. Kditur—Allow me to state the
On the 2lst and 2‘Jd I visited Ucv
•1. n. Love at Haywood, f am pleased
to .say that he is doing well. Wo h.'.d
full turnout, though tho weaChi
IS very ;disagreable. Bro. Love
teaching the public school there.
My next conference was at Glover
Grove, Elder S, W. .laekson in charge.
Wc had a fine time in conference.
Bro. .laekson is well beloved by hit
congregations, and he is doing well.
February Itii, I visited llcv. .1. -D
.'IcKoy, at Gee’s Grove. A part of
the offieers were not satisfied with tin
nomination of the Irustccs. I showed
them that the law was. the mcinbcrs
elected thciiisclvcs ami not tin
fercnce Relieve Bro. McKoy will
do great on this circuit.
February lllli, I came to Egypt, or
Uev. E. B Bennett's circuit. He is
doing a good work, ami they seem to
be well pleased with him, 1:
cry dollar of my money, and 1
raised about ten dollars for him.
though we had a rough day
February I.'ttli, I held conference at
Carthago. Rev. E. W. Dix. the
had everything in order.
His circuit was well represented. They
seem to love him iiiueh,n.s a new min
ister cm the work. Wo had a large
congregation out, I believe Bishop
cjuarterlymeeting.l.i, w. Hood. h ^5^1,4
m.ati llicn- to fill Elder D. A. 'leKoy’s
place, which he filled four years with
much dignity. We certainly had a
nice time, A few wanted to take the
.Mns.-cE.NciKii, and I hope
SEW EXGLASD LETTER.
Colored SewsiiaiKTs Slionid l>c
There arc a great number nf ot
people who uiiderr.ate the value of
newspaper. .Many who consider it
matter of minor importance whollier
they subscribe for them or not. anc
yet those very people will put them
selves to iiiueh trouble occasionally to
find out about a certain article that
occurred in the paper. The value of
a newspaper jonnial is not easily esli-
m.ateil. Only tho.se can appreciate its
intrin.sie worth who subtle and
read its couteut.s from tinto to time,
who, through its columns keep postc'd
on the events and moinciitous que.s-
tioiis of the day. Find a community
where the new.spapcrs are not read ami
you will find a people behind the age
in most every rc.speet. Thi.* is well
illustrated in a single instance. The
■ritcr, about three weeks after the
sainted Henry Ward Bceoher died,
only about six miles from a cer
tain town holding
and ill the course of Li.« remarks
ertain inemher of the ehurrli said,
(supposing that there was no one
within six miles of .n progressive town
North (Jarolina hut what bad heard I f'n.u:
of Beecher; “tbi' gre.at preacher, jthev
conference. This is well for Car-
Elder Dix is teaching n-hoo!
Henry Mard Bucehcr, isdead." The
lady answered, “Say be is Y " "Hoij
inly." said the writer. The lady 1 nt, Jame
“1 never heard of him before." j February ^4(11, I arrived on Hcv.
M ell. bow arc we to know? How ; K. M. B. Williams'cireuit-.Vcw Zion
wc keep up with the times? \Ye : Bro. M’illiams is doing well. We had
must patronize the newspapers. What: a nice lime. He is’moving nicely
dollar, or two dollars, to give '
a teacher to instruet you for twelv
months? The editor in bis sanctnin
studies to beuefit thousands. A sen
tence or proposiiiou from liis pen may
be tbc means of leading communities
out of serious difficulties. Churches,
societies, and firms Gad themsek
Sonic improvemencs on h
Yours for Christ,
.A. M. B.tr.RETT.
Raleigh. Feb. -Jfi.
From Elder Rives Again.
lUlHur—An old saying has it;
"An open confession is good for itu
bic way be s
times involved into difficnlties, appa-; soul." • From recent developments it
iitly uniuanagcablo. and having a' may be good for the body, loo, in
retrd and skillful editor he may ' special case's. A very good (?; brother
suggest some plan whereby the iron-; tbe other day openly confessed his
rept awBv asehrff before ! certain knowledge, (but declared he
had nothing to do wKh it; of a fraud
s through the pretiB wo perpetrated on tho ministry. So he
better defend our manhood. The thonglit it best to excuse himself, and
sentineat that is formed and cryi.lal- ibcrefore divulged his knowledge aud
lized through ibi' agency of tbo pri>iB part of the slander? He beg*, for the
is perhaps more poieniia] than that Lord’s sake, leave him out if there is' _
ewinating from any other Murce. If to bo any bcrMfter. He confesaes bis
the colored man would exhibit to the knowledge of the men that was sent:
world what he is. bis power to do. out to fonanlatc the lie, (andntmes'
andtbeoEtenlofhiaiaindtoeonecite.tbe party) bnt most bambly asked
and contrive for his own good, and that bo be left out the bill. He aays
for tbe tu-nefit of (be world at large, there was no harm tnianl, that they
heronstdoitibroBghthc pr... But only waatrd to prevent
States evidence against others. Well,
I don’t kntrw but what the hereafter
will be here yet. We may take the
position of an Irishman, who for a
long tme had been at variance with
one ofbis fellows, while was very ill
was indoeed to make np with bis ad
versary. So after peace had been
made, and Pat was taking his leave,
tbc sick man cried QUt, “Hold on Pat!
Now if I dio this difference is made
up, but if I live it remains the same"
(unadjusted). Our professed disciple-
ships of Christ may not allow us to
folly endorse the Irishman’s coorao.
However, we may fully and fittingly
rely on the words of tho I^ord : “It
U impossible bnt that offenses will
coinc: but woe unto him through
whom they cow.’’. The Savior
especially warns against partaking of
other men’s sins. AH who sharo
these blood-thirsty assaults on Chris
tian character, will also sharo the fate
of those "through whom offenses
oonictii.’’ This man says
nly because wc did nut care to hold
'Ur meeting at the time set apart for
it, and the brethren thought logo out
and start a little nows, to be used
a prctc.vt “for closing the door.”
says it wa.n made mucli worse after it
left them. This remind.*
piece of poetry wc saw oiiec, which
went as follows :
Said GosMp Oue to Ori.*sip Tw
^\'lli!e shopping in the .own,
One Mrs. Pry to m-'remarked,
.‘'iiiith hiiughe hi.s gu'ids froiii Brown.
.Said Gossip Two io Goff^ip Tl.ri
Who ea»t her eyelid* down.
I’ve heard to-day, my frieinl.
Smith 'jU hi.* goods from Bra
.Says Gorvip Three to GoK*ip &
With soiiicthiug of a frown!
Tve strange news, what do yuidthiuk ?
.'^mith TOOK his goods from Hrown.
Says (jos.»ip Four to Gossip Fiyc,
Who hlazed it round the town,
I’ve heard to-day .*ueh shocking news :
Smith .STOl.E his goods from Brown.
Well, wc are thankful for a pro
tecting Providence. God has iiiado a
way of escape fur those in peril who
pul their trust in Him. (Though
sometimes to Heaven.;
.lohii Knox, the iScotcIi Rofortiicr.
.d many enemies who sought to coiii-
-•".s his deslruelioii. He was in the
(liabit of sitting with his back to a
window ; so on a eortaiii day he did
ere, nor allow any of his
family to occupy that place ; that very
■cning a bullet was sent aii>l struck
that chair througli the window. The
intention was to kill him.
We foci that (ho.«c who would f*
other excuse than has been assigned
• circulating tho fraud abov
ferred to would kill their vict
they were jicrmitted,
Tho Bible saying, “They who would
live Godly in Christ .lesusinusl
persecution," has been verified within
experience. Abraham Lin
coln fell it his duty to preserve thi
Nation, and for attempting to I>i hi
duty he died. Jainc.s A. Garfield
thought it his duty to defend his par
ty, and because bo attempted to do
his duty he had to die. Therefore, a
conscientious adhcrcDce to known duty
scems to be a periluns position to tokc
Wc shall hold on our wav. God
being our helper. R. .*!. Rivks.
Charlotte. V. C.. Feb. iltd. '88.
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