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SOKE WATSIDE NOTES.
Onr first atop after Icaeing bomc
wsa St Clsrkton on the C. C railroad.
We walked about a mile from the
depot to tbo eomfortoble Lome of
Hon. John Newell. It was early
Sunday morning and wc were j^st
time for breakfast. .Mr. Newell
the meat prominent colored iKaii
Bladen county. He ia ingood circum-
BtaoccB and bis door ia ever open to
preachers and editors.
Mr. Newell Lia an intelligent and
interesting family. He liaa a farm of
160 acres and makes an independent
At Elisabethtown wc found court
in session and many people in town
the first day. Mias Liszic Shaw took
spooial care of the Mbssbsgkr. ^
Peterson’s new store is among the i
provements here. A weekly paper
now published here and the old town
shows other signs of improvement.
After n tedions ride on steamer up
the Cape Hear, wc were landed at
Fayetteville. Ilorc wc found things
more lively than usual this season of
the year. Hcvcral stores arc being
erected on the main street. Tin
Yadkin Valley ia surveying the nov
road to Wilmington and the farmers
arc busy preparing for planting. All
the BobooU arc doing well. The
revival -at Evans Chapel coiitinucs
with good results and Elder Hill is its
happy and jolly ns ever. Mr. Pres.
Brown and bride seem ns happy as
At Swann’s Station Jio witnessed
tho closing of a school taught by Miss
Sarah Young. Thoscbolara did tbem-
selves credit and showed that pains
bad been taken with them. After
tho exercises aU partook of the ham,
ohickcD, cakes Ac., which were
plentifully provided by the parents.
At this place is one of the most pros
perous young colored men in the
State, Hr. Jesse McLcnn. He is a
large land owner, merchant, fanner
and furnishes the railroad with wood
and eross-tires in large |uautitic.H.
At Jonesboro, wc found iiiiproi
monts still going on. They hnvc
bank, livery stable, academy and two
newspapers. Tho colored jicopic
doing well. Mrs. 11. C Moore made it
pleasant for us during our i-lay
met here, Mr. Nathaniel Toney
is a first class shoemaker aud barber
and carries on both brandies of his
basinoss in the centre of the town.
Mr. Toney’s work ban taken the
premium at our State fair. lie is
doing well. The public scTino] cluscs
At Cameron wc were entertained
by Rev. E. W'. Dix, who seems to be
doing OH well as any,prcaeber in the
State. His churdi work is jirosper*
ing finclyj he tcaclics school and is
preparing to run a small farm to feed
a very fine borso that takes him
around to his cburchos. He took us
to ono of his churcbes on Sunday and
then to Carthago. This church was
lively and he says his entire work is
in fine condition financially and spiri
tually. Other colored men in
Cameron arc buying property. Here
the new railroad branebes off to
Carthago. It U graded all the way
and Iho iron is Being laid.
At Carthage, things in general
seems to look up. The court house
baa been remodeled and now presents
a fine appoaraucu. Several new build-
bgs have been eroded anJ old oLt-s
tiaproved. There is marked iuiprnvc-
meol among tbe colored people. They
seem to bo inspired by the approach
of the railroad and arc creoting neat
eottagea and ornamenting tho old
OMB. There are two newspapers in
this town. Mrs. Jang Tyson taqght
the public aehool that closed (bis
week. All tho scbpols in (he county
wnu to be clewing about this time.
**rof 8- 0. Atkins of LIvinfttone
Collie will visit this town next
Monday and meet all tbe colored
teaehers and organiie a teaeher’t insti
tute. There ia a goodly number of
first grade teacbera in this county.
We shared the hospitality of Mr. D.
J. McRae, who seems to be as well
situated for living as any one should
wish to be. He has a pleasant and
At Sanford wc met Rev. F. L.
Montgomery who is engaged in teach-
parocbal school. He holds
service in bis new Church which
to advantage. He don’t want
bis, friends to forget where be is. He
seems to be doing a good work
around Sanfbrd. This town is keep
ing pace with others in tbe way
improvements. Several handsome
bnildings bajre been creeled here,
some of which arc brick. Miss Jennie
Sinitl is teaching the public school
DOCKEBV vs. SHERMAN.
Mr. A. V. Dockery, editor of the
SiiiUhem Pnifrtiimit/, is opposing the
iiumination of Hon. Jno. Sherman.
If Mr. Dockery dislikes Mr Sherman
or prefers some one else, he has the
right to oppose him. It is well
understood that Mr. Dockery ia and
has been for Mr. Blaine. Not one
should blamo him for that, for as any
other citizen be has n right to a pre-
fctcoco and should express it when he
feels like doing so. But wc regret to
see a very dangerous spirit manifested
n the colnms of the Pmlectioniit. It
ipeaks of party managers a.s '‘mani
pulators’’ "Sbcmian bummers,”
Rcd-lcgs” and "commorants." This
I to be regretted, and is calculated to
cansc Jissention and trouble in tbe
Mr. A. V. Dockery has been
honored by the party, and to-day ia
held in high esteem, and while he has
ight to contend for bis cboice iu
all bonorablc ways, be has no right to
endanger the success of the party.
ill not be styled a “rcd-lcg,
and Sherman is our choice and bos
been; yet wc will submit to the
nation of Blaine or anybody
though wc think Blaine the weakest
man that could be nominated against
Cleveland. Sherman is a Repnblican
and if ho gets the nomination he
should have and will have the support
of all loyal republicans. Mr. Dockery
any one else can oppose Mr. Sber-
1 in case he is nominated without
injuring our State ticket and'^ding
the Democrats. No one can abnsc
leading men in Lis party and maki
charges of corruption against them
without injnring tbe party.
This paper was at one time acensed
of sowing discord, but it at that time
fought against the bringing of Demo
crats into the party. We fought on
the line of Republican priDcip]i
and opposed no republican. If Mr.
Dockery's course is continued, he
not only make the prospect for carry
ing this .State for tbe National ticket
doubtfol, but lie will endanger the
election of his father and destroy the
Lope of cLangiiig this miserable county
government. No one wants to drive
.Mr. Dockery out of tho party, but wc
all. would like to see him working
harmony with his party,
is own father opposes him. If
that be true be should not blame
others for wanting to sec him change
agree with Mr. Dockery when
he says the South should have bat
little to say about tbe nomination and
(bat the matter sbonld bo left
tbe Northern States that will
tboir vote to tbo nominee. Yet every
man should bo allowed to express
rboiee and do all be can In a proper
way to secure tbe nomination of bis
cboicc and bis cboioc should be a
be thinks best fitted for the place
and that would make tho best ran.
Ight to abuso other candi
dates. We shonld leave it for the
opposition to find and point out ell
most have harmony and peaoo
ia onr own ranks this year. If there
are any personal grieranoct betwooo
they sbonld be settled ontside
of party management. Let (he Pro-
tectionid advoeate the Domination of
Blaine, ita ehoioe; the M—
Sherman, our choice, and all others
their eholee, hot let neither of ne
abnee any other. Let ns have peace
among onroalvei, brethren. Conaa
firing on snob other and aave yonr
powder for the Demaerats.
BerabUeiaa Orfialflng — ColUhraU
EmJgratla^Bateh of Hew Coloinfi
This is the year for the waging of
politieml warfare in thie eosntry. On
one side is the army of tyranny,
bigotry, folly and oppression—the
Democratic party; on the other is the
army of human rights, tmtb and jita-
tioe—tbe Republican party. Colored
, upon what side do you propose
to muster? Yon must airangc yonr-
I ODQ side or tbe other. There
can be no compromise with wrong,
yon favor right. It is all folly to
give oar to tbe sophistry of some of
onr intelligent, selfish colored politi
cians, who urge a division of the
colored men. A honse divided against
itself mnst fall. When in the history
of the human race, where there has
been a conflict of ideas with parties
or armies arrayed against each other,
one side would divide itself (or better
stated, one p|rt desert itself,) going
to tbe opposing footiou, sod then suc
ceed in defeating its enemy. Prepos
terous is the tbonght!!! If tbe
Democrats are over to be defeated,
there must be kept up a solid array of
Republican phalanxes in all parts of
the counlry; and the colored man
should arrange himself in such ranks.
Tbe Republicans of Richland coun
ty will hold their precinct mcotingH on
tbe 29tb inst., to elect delegates to
State and District ooDventions, which
elect delegates to the National Repub
lican convention at Chicago next Jnne.
The field ia full of candidates.
The California fever has struck this
scetion. If free transportation
offered, or transportation to be paid
for in installments after arrival there,
hundreds would leave this Slate. It
would bo a great blessing to the Ne
gro, here, if .500,000 would move to
the West. They would do a most
excellent thing for themselves, and
leave the whites in a majority, aud
mako tbo sins they commit so fre
quently against Negro majorities un-
uccessary. Again, it would put a
premium on those who remain, be
cause of their scarcity. Diamonds
arc enhanced in valno by tboir rarity,
and because of tbo difficulties by
which they arc obtained.
Drs. Jobna^ Wilder, and Smith
arrived from Washington to-night.
They arc fresh from the medical col
lege and the hospital. Dr. Johnson
will practice here ; Dr. Wilder will
return to Washington, ond Dr. Smith
will seek his fortnno in thi
These are bright and worthy rnung
men, who should have the hearty sup
port of all men. May success crown
their efforts in alleviating tbe suf
ferings of humanitv, and may they
reap rich rewards. U.vts.
Columbia. 8. C., March 28,1888.
LADIES’ DRESS MATERIALS,
at lOe.. 131c.. Uc-, 20c., 28c. anil up, In 18 of tbs newsw sbadea
MOIKEE HILK, |
H Sliadni, at 08 cents per rard. i
> cPDta each. These stand UPimr|iasBeJ. |
LADIES’ MUSLIN UNDER-WEAR.
CHEMISE at 25 cents and up.
DRAWERS at 25 cents aud op.
. CORSET COVERS at 25 cenU and up.
SHIRTS, full long, 39 cents and up.
CORSCT COVERS 25 cents and t
BRAND NEW STPCK ,
hAi arrived. NO SHODDY GOODS.
IN THE I Di
HAPPY HIT SHIRTI-
Tuesday. No eoaBunieation
transportation eonld be had till Wed
nesday. Bridgeport was abut in from
the other parte of tbe world. Tbe
train which arrived from New Haven
early Monday morning eonld go no
farther and the paasengera, abont one
hundred, had to stop over till Wed
nesday; good for them that tbe Rail
road company paid for their lodging,
fte. On Wedneeday a steamer was
sent from Bridgeport to New York
and on its retnm brought the first
New York papers that had reached tho
city since Sunday. Tolepbono and
telegraph wires were impaired so that
to get news from Boston to New York
tbe message bad to be cabled to Lon
don and thence to New York. A
Bridgeport man whdVcnt a message to
Washington, to reach the latter place
it was (Wednesday) telegraphed to
Pittsfield, Mass., thence to Troy, N.
thence to Milwankio Wia.; thence
St Louis Mo.; thence to New Orleans
La.; thenee to Washington, D. C.
Five hundred deaths were reported
in New York city awaiting burial on
account of the storm. In many
plscoB those who were not comfortably
situated froze to dcoth. There wore
others who had no fuel and thereby
bad to burn whatever they could
procure for the time to keep alive.
Men in Bridgeport offered ^0 for a
ton of coal butconld not get it hauled.
'The markets on Tuesday morning
were exhausted of their supply.
Several drunken men were found half
buried in tbe snow almost chilled to
death. Business men gave 75 cents
an hour to have snow shoveled frou^
before their doors. All the factors
bad to stop because their suppll nf
coal was exhausted. Natives lutv
and seventy years of age say l^cy
bavc never seen any thing to cpia1
this stonii. The people in the Ndrih
West are no longer the only viotinis, Cllickerillg PlailOS, ArlOIl PiailOS,
of the terrible blizzards for tbe Kii-t' —
can boast of sueh an unwcicomcd
visitor; yet since it is in the provi
dence of God to send it wc will try to
make the best of the situation. While
wc arc experieneiDg sueh horrible
weather wc bear the peach trees
North Carolina arc laughing as if
mock us in their blooms. G. L B
Shades, at 06 cents per jant,
S ceiils^ pair. Perftet ntlinc.
you Iniy n man’s imUniitrin]
linen Imshmu, re-inlorcci
it IVtrnt SLttms.
Regulator of Low Prices.
E. M. ANDREWS,
Has the larKest mid Most GonipiMe Slock of
In North Carolina.
COFFINS & METALLIC CASES.
Pianos and Qrgans
Ortlic Ikr.t Makes oi
Ixin I’riees and Easy Terms.
NEW ENGLAND LETTE’t.
The KlttgofBUzxsrds—The Like h'-re
Heard of In The East Before.
The great snow storm which began
on Sunday evening March 17th and
which shaped itself into a terrible
blizzard beats (be record in New
England and in tbo Northern States.
Beginning on Sunday morning it
contioued till Tuesdoy evening before
it abated. At first the indications
did not give tho coloring of a severe
storm but the northcaslly wind let
force for two days before spending
its fury, during wbieL time wo Lave
never seen snow flakes bll so thick
and fast. There being sneh strong
ind tbe snow was drifted io heaps
here and there from aix to eighteen
feet; in many places completely shut
up tbo ontraacea to dwolling houses.
In some instaoees the police force had
have the snow sbovolod away from
bouses to find families completely
closed in and who had to burn lamps
tbe dsy time to see bow to move in
their booses. Others whose doors
aud lower windows wen barred by
snow had to jump ont of their upper
windows to get out of tho bouses.
We know a certain minister against
whoso front door tbe snow driRed
until the door could not be seen from
ithont and bis fiomily bad not tbe
exquisite pleasure o^eping out of it
from Sunday evepMg till Wednesday
The tnteiM were mode iui-
passable. Even sleigba eonld not be
dnwa by bMsee. In tbe stnets the
enow averaged ebont (wo feet. Toalna
wfaish started from Bridgeport Monday
morning for New York sad New
Haven were etalled on tbe rood till
Brother John Albert Brown,
citizen of Jonesboro, was taken borne
sick February Cth, and ou Friday,
February 24th, breathed bis Inst. lie
was employed for quite a while as a
farmer near tbe town, where be nindo
a snug living. lie was a loving hus
band and a good citizen. Rev. K.
\V, Dix was telegraphed for. but did
not arrive in time for the funeral,
which would hnvc taken place at his
old home at 3 o'clock. The brothers
of tbe Zion Wesley cliurcli put him
away in nice style. He leaves a wife,
(wo sons, aud one daughter, and a
host of friends to mourn their loss.
The family and friends have our
was held at the church March 2d, by
tbe children of the Sunday-school :
Isl. Reading the Scriptures, by
Miss Sarah Waddle.
2d. Sioging by the choir. Gospel
hymn No. 222.
3d. Prayer, by J. Miller.
4lh. Description of his ontward.
Rood by J. E. Street.
5th. Benevolence in Sunday-school.
Read by Miss Emily McKoy.
dth. Solo, by Miss Nannie Struct,
Gospel hymn No. 85.
His benevolence no a Chris
tian member in the church. Read
by Will. Street.
8Ui. Prayer by Father Waddle.
9tb. Song by the whole seliool.
10th. The reason for holding a;
memorial meeting, by Miss Novella
lltb. Thanks to tbe host of friends,
Miss Jonnio Cox. Song by theebnir.
—Mrs. John Harrington, Edmond
MeCoy, B. Ilarringtou, E. Cox, S.
Harrington and J. Dalrymplc.
Prayer by Oroen Patridge. and
Rev. R. C. Moore.
Solo, by Mist A. P. Minter. Sung,
Gospel hymn. 220.
Beuedietion, by J. Mt’Koy.
T. B. Tvckks,
JouMsoN NoKot, I
Bent Pianos, Mathushek Pianos,
Mason & Hamlin Pianos.
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Organs, Packard Organs,
K .\f. ANUKEWS, : Trade Street, Chareotte, N. C.
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