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Bepabllcaa 8UU ConTsatloii—CbrlJ*
tlulty Abased—Smith for Chicago—
The Repablicaps of the Palmetto
State, assembled jn oonrcbtioo the
let inst., to elect delegates to the
NstioDsl Repahlican eoiiTcaCion'to be
held at Chicago on the lOth prox.
Id spito of Dcmocraiio oppression and
tjraoDj Rcpablicans, black and
white, from the remost portions of the
State were present to take part in the
"TruUi crnsliol to earth will rise ogaiii”.
The Ron. 0. M. Drayton, chairman
of the Rep. State Kz. Com., was
made chairman of the convention and
Messrs. John A. Darrc and George E.
Mr. Drayton in liis address before
tbc convention severely handled the
Democracy for their intimidation,
fraud and dishonesty in accepting and
bolding nfSns to which they arc not
elected- lie made the iiiin. .gration
scbcoic, to get northerners and west*
mers to settle in S. C.. where they
would be compelled to leave their
manhood behind them, with all their
priviligCB offreo speech and nntrain-
melcd opiniomi, appear ridiculous and
absurd. He made many etrong hits,
and bis oddress was received amid
The coDventioD was composed
chiefly of young and intelligent men.
The A'eir* inf fbiiriVr of Charleston
and the Regiiier of Cr^umhia were
compelled to acknowledge these facts.
Resolutions endorsing the DIair
Dill and rc-afiirming allegiance to
Republican principalcs were
duced in the Slate conrcnlioo by
Mr. Tlcrriolt and adopted ; a platform
and roles were adopted also. Is
the CoDgrcsional Convention, Mr.
Oliver introduced a resolution, giving
a lie to the slatcincnt of leading
Democrats, that the Negro is satis
fied with his present condition politi
cally and otherwise, under Demo
cratic rule ; urging party organisation
in the State ; urging allegi
RcpublicaDisiii; nnd endorsing the
Blair bill. These were unanimously
adopted; and upon the motion of
Hon. P. S tSuber were ordered to be
sent to tbc National convention.
The delegates elected were ns fol
State at largo—B. M. Drayton. W.
P. Myers, W. N. Taft, Kobl. Smalls.
Alternates, 8. A. Swailf, It. D.
George, Vi. 8. Whippor, A W. Cur
First District—E. A. Web8t«i;i J
M. Freeman. Altcrnalcs.
Fordbam, 8. W, McKinley.
Second—Paris Simkins, Fred Nin,
Jr. Alternates, Ri-v. N W Edwards,
E. J. Dickerson.
Third District delegates will be
olocted on May 17, at Greenwood,
Abbeville connty, S. C.
Fourth—Peter Flynn Oliver, T. A
SoDOD. Alternates, J 8 Byrd,
•Tobn P. Bojdcn.
Fifth—Z. E- Walker, C. C. Levy,
Alternates, A. II. Andrews, K 11
Sixth—(olected on ebe 2f>th ult )
S..H. Deaa, T. J. Tohmoy.
Seventh—T. B. Johnson, (i. K.
Harriott. Drayton, Taft, Webster,
Tourney and Johnson are white, tbc
bnlxBce are eolotod. It is likely
the 8d District will send one
white delegate also.
Hon. B. Brayten was made ebair-
man and Bon. W. J. Wbipper viee-'
ohairman of the Bieenltve Oommittco. j
. very harmbnious, and ajennod at 3
a. B.. Wedneaday, the U.
Cnlanbia is being greatly atirrod
by revivals at present. It is hoped
that much good willoomeont of tbem.
Nothing nobler than Chrlsdanity ean
inspire tbc bnman hrMSt to bigb as
pirations; but among some of us col
ored people there is too mneb fetiib-
ncss or aaperatitious religion, by
which the emotions of nervous peopli
and ignorant people and very young
children are played upon; and who,
instead of being converted to Chris
tianity arc converted to a mock-Cbris-
tianity that goes with them as long
they arc nndcr the iafluenoe of
eltement. It is a s.in and a sbame be
fore God that some of our ministers,
who know beittcr, should enoourege
end abet onr people in their folly. It
shonK. be their aim to elevate them
to that plaeo that God wonld have
intelligent creatures to stand upon.
Some acknowledge they cater to these
foolish customs, because tbc people
like it, and they desire to please the
people. Arc they sent to tbo people to
be led by tbc people; or are they eent to
load the people ? Brethren preach
and teach tbc gospel: and do it intel
ligently and corectly.
Dr. W. T. Smith and Mr. J. W.
Meade left for Little Rock yesterday.
^Dr. C. C. Johnson has procured o
borso and buggy and gels to his
patients with dispatch uow.
It is hoped down thin way that Mr.
W. C. Smith, editor of the Mbssknoer,
II be one of the dologatcs from his
district to the National Republican
Maj. C. I). Lowndes wo-s elected
chairman of the llh Congrcsional
District, and Mr. H. P. Campbell
IN'KLETS FROM THE CAPITAL.
The Xcw Graded School Bnlldlnp—
Society Xotes—HiUtary Companies,
Among tbc numerous attractions
the city of Raleigh, which will add
to tbc many sights and pleasures of
the pedagogues who will be present at
the Stale Teochers Association,
12lL of -lunc. is the magnificent
Blruclurc lately creeled for tbc use of
j one of the city schools, known a* the
Washington Graded School.
This building is a two-story struc
ture, containing an auditonuin and
five recitation rooms,, with a tflng ex
tending about one hundred feel back,
ill which arc three other recitation
rooms This new addition makes tbc
Washington Graded School one of the
finest in tbc State.
Tlio city deserves much credit for
manner in wbieh it Las prepared for
the cduefttion of the youth, not only
by erecting a handsome structure for
tboir comfort, but for securing the
rviccs of nn able corps of teachers
Prof. K- A. Johnson, of Atlanta
I’nivcrsity, stands among tbo first of
his profession in the country, and,
deed, his equal is not to be fonnd in
several States. Such aids as Prof.
E. 11. Hunter, A. B., a recent gradn-
itc of Lincolj University, of Penn-
lylvania, himself a pronounced scholarj
both by college record and by cxpcii-
gained as a noriual teacher ; Mrs.
James E. Haiulain, one of the greatest
primary iosirnotresscB in the South
rs. (i, 8- Smith, Mrs. W. S. Miteh-
], Mrs. Rufus II. Hackney, and
vcral other assistants sdd to the
perfection of this insUtotion.
The Washington OraJcd^School ii
iw about to end a successful term,
and the pupils on ozainination show
ability which rcflccla much credit
their instructors. One visiting the
school would imagine himself to be
place of much higher grade than
expected in a common graded school.
The oitiioDS of Raleigh ihonld bo
proud of such a vtlushlo institution
On lut Friday CTcniog ‘‘Primiu'
had tbewztreme pleasure of attending
private social given by Mi« Harriet
Hunter, at her rcsidenoe, 6S8 Now
Bernt nvenne. Among the invited
gaests of the evening we noticed, ar
rayed in beautifa) and rich fashions of
the season, Hr. and Mrs. B. H.
Horn. D. A. Straker of Uleb., T. | Haekney^^Mr. E. H. Ranter and Mua
Baf|e Sgh. Hr. E. T. Oreeafid
M.'Bridgefbrd. TVetE is
onelMtwe in the N^ro that it 4it-
eemable more than any odier, and
eepeeiaiiy among onr eoeie.ty yonng
ladiei who claim tbo Icut bit of in-
telligenee. Tbb foatnre is that every
person, it maltere net of what dietino-
tion or what position of honor bat
been eonferred upon tbem by govern-
meat or public sonRment, or to wbtt
extent be has ditUngnitfaed himtelf
in the literary world, many of onr
•ociety yonng ladies tddrese them and
speak of them in the moat familiar
manner. For inttanoe, iTw man holda
a high position in tbo min^, of the
people Our young ladies, in nOiy
cases, will cease to address them Hr.,
Rev. or Hon., and call tbem boldly,
either in a private or pablio place, by
their first name—John, Henry, Joe or
This is a kind of maxim by which
this claw of ou^society girls arc strug
gling to bring every Negro or some
distinguisbed gentleman upon tbo same
level with themselves. Snob should
not be ; respect and then yon will be
ipccted. And snob fimiliaritj
flowing from tlfose lips falls upon the
ears of the public freighted with sus
picion rather than purity.
Tbc colored military company,
known as tbo Oak City Blues, b pre
paring for an encampment at Nag’i
Hoed, N. C.
The city is muddy and quiet.
DOCKERY AND PRITCHARD.
time fur us
are the best
people ns ou
of the opinii
ought to placi
Euitok—Our State Conv
>ow near at hand, and it
> be thinking os to who
icn to place before the
standard bearers. I
I, Mr. Editor, that we
before the pcopli
E. HQIor of Beaufort, B. W. Purvis
of Oharlaalon, aad 8. J. Lo« of Ckar-
leatOB ddiveted stirring, spaeckea ba-
fora tka coiTantion. w
Tba aouTMttion od tbe whole was
M. L. Roesall, Dr. C. H.
Miss 0. H. Dwutoa, Hr. Walker
Williams and Mbs F. H. O'Kally,
Dr. B. B. Bryant, Hise AmIs Haff-
kiiH, Mbs lilnia O'Kal^^ and Miaa
success seems, plainly, to rest
upon our placing the right men in the
right place. A mistake in candidates
means defeat to our party this year.
Therefore, the utmost care and best
judgment in tbc selection should pre
cede personal favors and political
treachery. There is a class of men in
State wh^^ilt, as they have been
doing, sacrifice the party to attain
selfish personal desires. However, it
this of which I wish to speak
now. as I will write of it later on.
Who will (ho convention nominate as
Governor and Licutenant-Goveraor 1
This is the ijucstion that needs our
careful consideration. We want men
that the people know ; men of broad
inds with ability and integrity to
make a fight—Republicans to the
e want no Liberal leaders—
tried them, and they have
caused our defeat.
And now, Mr. Editor, oea*: -v to
your many representative read^ we
could make no better
selection for Governor than tbc old
war horse of the Republican party is
our State—Oliver II. Dockery, ol
Rieboiond, and for Lientenant-Gover-
nor J. C. Pritchard, of Madison. We
all know tbe gentlemen mentioned to
be men of brain—true and daring
leaders—worthy of the oonfidonce and
support of every Republican in tbe
State. Their public life, tboir clear
and untarnished records are the quali
ties I desire most especially to speak
of. Every one knows Mr. Dockery ;
bis namo is almost a household word,
and known to every sohool-boy.
is not necessary for mo to say morc
As to Mr. Pritchard, it may be pos
sible that a number of our Kostfro
leaders hare lost sight of onr bI>)c
leaders from tho West. J. 0. Pritch
ard, a man who commands tho respect
and confidenee of all who know bim.
We find bim in the Legislative halls
of ’86 and '87. a man' equal to the
boar. With his great logio and elo-
qaenoe be aoon proved himself ■
leader in every aenie of the word.
By his Uet and sbrawdnaM bsfied the
Demooralio leadera moaa than any
other member on the Repabltoan aide.
Hie aapport or opppaitiM to meunres
was ba^ np^m^road and oompre-
benaive view of the intoreat of ike
whole Bute. In this partiealar he
eommssded the gratoat admiratton of
hb Mendt, and ooountadad himttlf
to l^oerata as a bold and satato
laadar, a»d at the aamt Ifaw an
thi*iif adnatia of tba iatoratia af
ipiw coffin house.
tbair tupp^ u 1b intilMBced ^ i
Aral reaoiatiba in regard tO' the to-
tercet of labor and supported all tbe
labor meaanres that came before tbe
Legtalatore of whleb bo was a member*.
We take pleunre in eommending bim
to tbe ealm and deliberate considera
tion of tbe delegates on aooonnt of
his eminent fltneai sad ability.
In tbe extreme West and Piedmont
aectioni, h'la inflneuee will be unpar
alleled u bo has tbc phyetoal and moral
grit to make a fight.
Bis ability to harmonize has been
clearly demonstrated by tbe settle
ment of tbe dtfferenoea between tho
two committees and ^gweeu factions.
I have neither spacer .ability to
describe Mr. Pritebard’s public life,
though short as it is ; pcrsonaly be ii
handsome man- of commanding
prcaoDce, of affable msnnres—just the
that the people want for auoh
position. Indeed for Governor
onld be a most excellent man.
Our Slate in tho bands of Dockery
and Pritchard would be saved.
Yoon for tbe success of tbc parly.
W. B. H
is never more surprised than I
-day when I called on Mr Sos-
ovcrscer of the conviets, to
get pcruiiasioD to preach to the con
victs, and was positively deuied
Said I to Mr. Sossaman : "Sir, I
have called on you to ascertain whethL.
I may bc permitted to give religion^
instruction to the eonvicLs?’’ f
"No, you cannot," wa.s the rcjily.
"You will have to see Squire Hiitot,"
"Where docs he live?”
"About throe niile-i in the country."
I then took out my pencil to write
the addrcM of Mr. Hilton. Mr. Sos-
sanian raid to me :
You can sec him if you choose,
but I don’t think it is worth while,
for they have never had none other
liilc men to preach to con
bcrcupoD I did not write (he
of Mr. Hilton —when I saw that
rule was that none but a while
was allowed to preach the gospel
to black convicts—yet he told me that
they had not had any preaching in
ihs. I aaid to biiu that my
coDiinissiuD was to preach to those
that arc in prison as well as those
(hat arc out But that if I was de
barred from (his commission that tbc
blood of the convicts would bc upon
the garments of those thst debarred
Die, and not upon my skirts. ' That's
so, said he." Then I rctunicJ borne.
Will some one please toll me which
was in the sight of God. the convicts
or the men that prevents them from
hearing tho Gospel?
Is this tho law of North Uarotina?
Or is it tbe law of Mecklenburg coun
ty? It is a burning shame in tbe
sight of God.
Tbo pastors of the various churcbee
of this city, tbc editor of tho Mbssbic-
OBR, and all that feel an interest it
tho ulvation of convicts arc requested
to meet at tbe Graham Street M. E.
Church next Monday at 4 o'clock
sharp. E. M. Collctt
Charlotte, N. C., May Id, 1888.
Largest Stock CofBns inthe State.
We ere prepared to furnish everything in the Undertaking Line,
Everj'thing New. Open at all hours.
KEW HEARSE ESPECIALLY FOR THE
CLOTHING OF ALL KINDS FOR BURIAL PURPOSES.
Charlotte Undertaking Co.,
14 S. Tryon Street, opposite Central Hotel.
LADIES’ DRESS MATERIALS,
at 10c.. 13jc.. ISe., 20e., 28c. oml up, in IS ol the newest shadca
IS Shades, at 08 cents per yard.
19 Shades, at 00 nmtt per yanl.
BUSTLES I CORSETS
at 23 cents each. Tlicsc stand tinsurpoascd. ( at 28 centsn gwir. Perfect lltting.
LADIES’ MUSLIN UNDERWEAR,
CHEMISE at 25 cents and up.
DB.AWBRS at 25 cents and op.
CORSET COVERS nt 25 cents and up.
SHIRTS, full long, tlO cents and up.
CORSET COVERS 25 cent.* and up.
BRAND NEW STOCK
has arrived. NO SHODDY GOODS,
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IN TUB I Drrwi Bliirl, linen bomin. rt^inlbree'i lioflt
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Regulator of Low Prices.
E. M. ANDREWS,
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In North Carolina.
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ATTENTION TEACHERS 1
Lnmbcrtwn, X. C..
will begin its tiiiktbxntii session for
six months on Monday, April 0,1888.
’ Having been educated in a Nsw
Exulaud NonxiL Scuool, and having
bad aixlcen years experiooeo iu tbo
sobool-room, the I’rinolpal is prepared
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a sofaool' wbero they may be aided
during tbe summer Thorough drills
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