North Carolina Newspapers

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XIII. THIRD SERIES
SALISBURY, H. C OCTOBEE 27, 1891.
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DEALER IX
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ft aiJ il that perfect satisfaction
iffiliren to il.e mol exacting pntron.
C.U and examine my Stock and prke.be.
chasing, as 1 -ell at the very low.
Do-ien" na!eti mate- for any desired work
.K furnUII on application, at next door
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8bury N. C., March 9,1881.
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Priciitiej ia Supreme Court of the United
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County Superintendent's Report, j
The County Superintendent of Schools
reports tliat up to date ho has examined
and approved fifty-five teachers, whose
grade, colors and sex are as follows :
. 12 colored teachers, of whom ;4 are
males and 8 females ; and of whom he
found one worthy of-the first grade, one
of the second grade, two of the third
and eigbf of the special (or lower) third
grade. ' j
43 whites, of whom 31 are males andl2
females'-; divided as follows: fifteen, first
grade, twenty three of the second, j three
of the thrid and two of the speeialtbirjd.
There are also several teachers in the
county who hold certificates "from the
County Examiner which have not yet ex
pired, jy . . ' j
We ' have, then, nearly the requisite
number of white teachers with which to
begin the schoolsin November and prot
ably the Colored Normal will furnish
enough for the" colored schools supple
mented with those already UcensedJ
. Czxscs Repobts, of thechildreu ofRoir
an us 'ixnn in for iSSl : r j
White males 2209, fen aies, 2151, tclali 5300.
Ccl'd " 917 " 890, " 11307.
Grand total,
15167.
Geo. It. McNeill, S
pt.
Xew Orleans Report of the Cotton
Crop:
New Orleans, Oct. 15 The folio Wing
is a summary of special dispatches to the
Democrat Yom all portions of the South
showing the condition of the cottoulcrop
to daie,:
Alabama.
Tito weatherhas leeu tine for picking, but
some damage reported from the worm,
which appeared ; thtee-Jbrrths of a crop
lw produced, tli;ee-tVurt!is of xvliich
has been gathered.
- ARKANSAS.
' The weutlter is verv favorable. I The
yield as compared with last year is about
50 per cent, short, damage being done
by drought- aud worms. The second,
growth of cottou produced by the recent
ruins has' proved more productive than
the first. j
LOUISIANA.
The weather has been abmirablel for
picking, and labor abundant. The! en
tire crop will be picked by the end of
the month. The second growth of jcot
ton has proved delusive; the general
condition is better thau it was i two
weeks ago.
MISSISSIPPI. j
The prospects of the cottou crop nave
materially improved during the last
two wee k8. The weather is fine, and
picking is progressing. - Eighty per Cent,
of the crop is already picked; there
will be about three-fourths of a crop
raised. j
TEXAS. !
There have been frequent rains buH
picking has progressed aud i of j the
crop is picked ; only a half crop will be
raised. . !
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TENNESSEE. j
The weather has been - rainy, interfer
ing with picking, which, however, will be
all through with by November 1.
A Child Cruelly Beaten.
A little white girlKJ years old, came
Saturday afternoon to the clerk of ; the
Superior Cot'rt and said she had beeu
crneUy beaten by a woman to whom 'she
had been bound out some weeks before.
Upon each cheek she showed a long black
bruise, and her eyes were blood-shot.
She innocently pulled down her stockings
and every inch of her legs wero covered
by the same black bruises as those
upon her cheeks. The s i me raw hide
had made them all, and the child said
her body would show others like them.
But lest there might be still some doubt
ns to whether it was the work of a savage
site pointed to her ear in which were the
deep imprints of teeth. She held up her
hand and showed (he marks of the same
faugs.
The child said that a dish had been
broken and tint her mistress had accused
her. She had told her that a cat had
thrown the dish down aud broken it; but
the woman would uot believe her. She
became furious, and after vainly trying
to get her husband to tie her (tho child)
so that she might be beaten to better ad
vantage, had, fallen on her fiercely with a
raw hide aud beconiiug maddened as she
plied the heavy rod, had, in theextrenji
ty of her rage bitten her victim with the
fury; of a mad dog.
The case was tried before a justice vt
the peace yesterday, and the .woman Was
fined $G, after a substantial establish
ment of the facts as related by the child.
The clerk of the conrt removed the
girl from the custody of her mistress, j
Names are withheld at the request of
the justice whoays that he kuows the
woman to be quite respectable, aside from?
the consideration, of her somewhat violent
temper. Charlotte Observer.
The Color and Lustre of Youth are restor
ed to faded or gray hair by the use of Par-k-r'H
Flair Balsam, a harmless dressing high
Iv esteemed for its per.ume sna puriiy.
Oci:Novl3
Atlanta Exposition.
The International Cotton Exposition at
Atlanta, Georgia, was formally opeued
October 5. Among the thousands of visi
tors present were tnauy representatives
of the North aud West. The Assemblage
was called to order by Governor Colquitt.
After prayer by Bishop Elliott, of Texas,
the buildings and grounds were present
ed to the Exposition Association by Di
rector General Kimball. In' responding
Goyernor Colquitt highly complimented,, quent solemn protestations, that it can
the executive committee and expressed only be attributed to an almost insane
the belief that the energy bestowed in the Jambition to crouch beneath the shad
development of the enterprise thus far 'ow of the Presidency, or to induce
had never been exceeded. All the space fmeuts which while they! will occur to
iu thejseyeral large" buildings has been j very' many thorough ilytapartial ob
faTeej tut a fortnighTmu we will not without larger
all the exhibits can be in place and iu provocation put into enduring print,
presentable condition. After the ma-1 Although frequently predicted, we
chinery was started Senator Vance, of have never been willing to believe
North Carolina, delivered, an address of, that Judge Davis would permit him
welcome on behalf of the Southern peo- self to be elevated if elevatiod it can
pie. Senator Voorhees, of Indiana, fol- be called to any position by the
lowed with an oration in which he took
strong grounds in favor of the develop
ment of Southern industry through the
fostering influence of a protective tariff.
"Free trade," 6aid he "is a seductive
sound that can mean nothing except
where it is purely reciprocal, and exists
betweeu nations of equal strength. It is
the duty of the government to protect its
own industries before it practices benevo- j deeply and firmly by the men who
lence." ' stole the Presidency, and who uu-
This is the first world's fair ever held bltishingly bartered political patron
iu the South, and while it properly takes ' are j (.xc,anp-e fr the I vote of flip
its uame from the leading Southern pro
duct it scope includes all the material
interests of 4he Southern States. The
two hundred and twenty-two classes of
exhibits are distributed in forty-one
first four of which are for competitive ex
hibition aud awards, the other two for
cxhibitiou only. These departments are:
I., Productive machinery, implements,
processes, etc. II. Natural products,-especially
textile products. III. Manufac
turing u.achiuery, chiefly textile, etc.
IV. Manufactures. V. Miscellaneous
natural products.. VI. Non-textile ma
chinery and manufactures, art products,
etc
The siteof the fair is Oglethorpe Park,
which covets fifty acres, just outside the
city. The buildings cover more than
twenty acres, the number of exhibits hav
ing vastly exceeded anything at first cou;
templated. The exhibits pertaiuing to
cotton, its cultivation, handling, and
manufacture, are beyond comparison su
perior to anything ever seen before. The
wealth of general exhibits is not less a
surprise to all. Particularly rich is the
show of minerals, woods, and other natu
ral products of the South. The Execu
tive Committee announce the followiug
special weekly exhibitions:
Fruits aud flowers, commencing Octo
ber 25; cattle and mules, commencing
November 1 ; sheep and swine, commenc
ing November 8; bench show of dog,
commencing November 15; poultry, etc.,
commencing November 22; dairy pro
ducts, commencing November 29.
October 27 is set down for "Governors
Day," it being expected that the State
Governors in attendance at the Yorktowu
Centennial Celebration will that day vis
it the Expositiou accompanied by their
several staffs. Scientific American.
Peck's Advice to Daughters.
. "Come here, Sis, and sit down beside
me, and let me give you a little talking
to. I want to talk' to you about your
mother. It may be you have noticed a
careworn look upon her face, lately. Of
course it has not beeu brought there by
any fault of yours, still it is your duty to
chase it away. 1 don't mean for you to
run at it aud shake your skirts and hol
low shoo as you woulA a hen, nor do I
expect you to get on the other side of the
fence and throw old oyster cans and
pieces of barrel staves at it. But I want
you to get up to-morrow morniiig and
get breakfast and when your mother
comes down aud expresses her surprise,
go right up to her and kiss her in the
mouth. You can't imagine lion it will
brighteu up her dear old face. Her face
has far more wriuklcs iu it thau yours,
yet if you were sick that face would ap
pear far more beautiful thau that of an
angel, as it hovers over you, watching
every opportunity to minister to your
comfort, and every one of those wrin
kles would seem to be bright wave
lets of sunshine chasing each other over
the dear old face. Those burdens if not
lifted from her shoulders, will break her
down. There, there don't cry ; she has
not left you yef. She is down iu the
kitchen stringing beans for dinner, and if
yon feel so badly you might go down
into the kitchen and finish them and let
her change her dress and rest an hour
before dinner. And after dinner take
dowu her hair and do it up for her. You
need not wiud it over your finger and
fuss to make spitcurls as she used to do
with yours, but give it a good brushing
and wind up gently and tenderly as if
you enjoyed doing it for her. The young
man down in the parlor can wait until
you have performed these duties. If he
expresses any impatience, you may ex
plaiu to him that you feci under more
obligations to your mother than you do
to him.
The Fall of David Davis
Washington PoztjDem. . :
We have always desired to enter
tain a high opinion of lodge David
Davis, his motives and His procedure,
even when we have been compelled
to doubt the wisdom of fhe one or the
potency of the orther. But we must
confess . that the f course pursued
by that gentleman yesterday, is so
thoroughly at variance trith his fre-
' mcanes lately employed.
Baltimore Gazette,; Dcm.
The act of the Republicans in de
posing Mr. Bayard and electing to
the Presidency of the Senate Judge
Davis, of Illinois, will brand with in
famy the corrupt leaders of the "Re
publican party. It is another nail iu
: the )resilential coffin inil884. driven
Virginia traitor. Whatever respect
honest men may have had for Judce
JJavis integrity has been swept away
; now that he has permitted himself to be
used as a nlinnt rnnl in Uia hnhfU nf
Republicans and descended to the low
level of Mahone. He knew that with
out his vote Mr. Bayard could not
have been unseated, and as there was
every reason to believe that Judge
Davis would not lend his vote to elect
Mr. Anthony or auy other Republi
can, they with characteristic cunning
shamelessly offer him the "prize in
the lottery of assassination," as Mr.
Edmunds terms it ; and-lie, forgetful
of his honor and manhood, accepts,
and, like Mahone, exchanges his in
dependence for the comparatively
pari try office.
Philadelphia Times, Ind.
The Democrats forgot that the Re
publicans are politicians like them
selves; tliat they have already bowed
down into the slime and mire of Re
pudiation to capture the political free
booter Mahone; that David Davis is
only mortal, with a great deal of hu
man nature in his composition ; that
his one dream is of the Presidency,
and that he is the devoted friend of
the uew Stalwart President; and for
getting these things, tlio Democrats
marched into the Republican camp
for wool and came back not only mi
nus booty, but shorn f all they pos
sessed. An Address by the Pope Deplor
ing His Fate.
Rome, Oct. 17. Tho Pope in his ad
dress to the Italian Pilgrims at St. Pe
ters yesterday stated that the deplorable
state of affaiis placed before him the
alternative of enduring continual captivi
ty, made harder daily, or of going into
exile. lie therefore asked the Catholics
to watch and pray for the liberty and in
dependence of tho Pope. lie concluded
by saying that he was no longer secure
in his palace; that ho was: outraged in
a thousand ways. The gravity and earn
estness of the Pope made a profound im
pression. He closed his address with
arms raised to heaveu as though implor
ing help.
London, Oct. 17. A dispatch from
Rome to the Times 6ays it is impossible
to describe the enthusiastic cheer after
tho Pone cave his benediction on the
above occasion. The Pope looked thin
worn and anxious. A gang of roughs
pelted the Pilgrims leaving the church of
St. Virale, shouting, "Down with the
Vatican."
The First Electric Railway in
Great Britain. Grouud was broken
the last of September at Portriish, Irelaud,
for an electric railway to the Giant's
Causeway. Dr. Siemens is said to be a
large contributor to the new enterprise.
It is estimated that the expenses for haul
age on a tramway such as this with horses
would be tweuty-three cents per mile,
and by steam about fifteen cents, while
it is supposed that the working expenses
by an electrical motor will uot reach two
ceuts per mile.
Human Skeleton Discovered. Says
the Asheville Citizen : Our correspondent
at Webster writes us that that usually
quiet town is all excitemeut over the dis
covery of a human skeleton. Our cor
respondent says: "As some railroad
hands were turning the road on the farm
of Mr. W. A. Dills, three miles below
Webster, they exhumed a complete skel
eton with a bullet hole in the forehead.
It has apparently leen in the ground sev
eral years. Curiosity- is on tiptoe to know
who once owned these bones. Who is
missing? Can anybody tell fn
MlSOELIiANEOTJS.
The census returns show that the
Southern cotton mills make finer
poods on the average than those of
New England, earning eleven cents a
yard for the goods turned out by them,
"v,7" .cugiaua, mills ges
only eight and a half cents.
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The Commissioner of Agriculture of
Virginia makes the sensible suggestion
that every person in that State over
ten years; of age should celebrate the
Yorktown Centennial this year by plant
ing a; tree (walnut is reccora mended)
somewhere in the yard, field, roadside,
ui loiwu iue iaea is a good one, "Or
goou inat its application should -not be
.limited to this year nor to the 'State of
Virginia.
Sensational journalism is something to
which we do not aspire, and it is with
much regret that we ever publish anything
relating to crime, especially in our own
midst. We always sift reports until we
feel satisfied of their truth, and even then
i
we are sometimes betrayed into error. We
are glad to state, in this connection, that
Mr. Shcrrill Rincaid, whom we recently re
ported as murdered by his wife in Burke,
is not dead. The report was generally cur
rent here for a week, as we published it.
Indeed, his neighbors and friends went to
his funeral on Sunday following his wound
ing, and found him, although much bruis
ed up, quite a lively corpse. There are
hopes of bis recovery. Lenoir Topic
The Raleigh Becorder says : The artesian
well at Durham is now about 1,600 feet,
deep. The drill has passed through ma
ny kind of rock. At a depth of about 30
feet they came upon rock in which was
imbedded rouud stones about the size of
marbles and as hard as flint. Many peo
ple are surprised to learu that the drill,
does not turn as an ordinary drill does;
but work 8 up and down with a tremen
dous weight upon it. The principle is
the same as that employed by a wood
pecker in drilling a hole in a log. We
learned from Mr. Smith, the operator,
that the question is being considered as
to the plausibility of digging one at Ral
eigh for the post office and the city. He
says that it can bo done for about $3,000,
and will supply the whole city with good
water. .
We found, the ether day, in walking thro'
the woods ou Mulberry, great quantities of
black locks scattered about, almost as
heavy as iron, and rich with the iron ore
which they contained. Not only is iron
abundant in that section of the county,
but nearly every mineral and precious me
tal in the catalogue may be found all over
this and the adjoining counties, and little
or no attention is paid to the fact. We
suggest that a local mincralogical society
be formed in Lenoir to collect specimens of
every kind of valuable ore lying arouud
loose in our midst. In the meantime, until
such a society is formed, bring in your
specimens to us and we will label them,
keep them safely and occasionally publish
a list of what we have on hand. When the
society is formed, we will turn over our
stoek to them. We are in earnest. Lenoir
Topic.
Fighting Fire.
Detroit Free Press.
Learning that at No. 33 Rowland
street a young woman could be found
who had passed through the perils of
the terrible forest fires en the Huron
peninsula, a reporter for the Free
Press sought her out. Miss Kittie
Lews is a domestic at the above men
tioned place. Iu her personal appear
aucc there is nothing to indicate the
energy, courage aud heroism she has
displayed when those qualities were
most need. There is no suggestion of
strong-mindedness in her appearance.
The set, determined features and
dauntless eye are not there. She is
merely a womanly woman ; above the
average height, well formed, with light
brown hair and eyes ; but beneath
that calm exterior lies an indomitable
will and heroic devotion to duty.
InD wight township, Huron county,
in a small log house, lived, and
thanks to Mis Lewis still live, her
aunt, Mrs. Christopher Armstead,
Mr. Armstead, his mother, now 102
years of age, and four small children.
He is now a cripple, having beeu a
sufferer for a long time. They were
very poor, even before the fire, but
Mrs. Armstead, assisted by her two
little boys, cultivated their small farm
as best the could, and managed to
provide the family with food. Miss
Lewis has assisted them with shoes
and clothing.
A short time previous to the fires
she went to Dwight to visit her rela
tives, and was there through the ter
rible ordeal. Her narration of her
personal experience is thrilling in the
extreme.
She states a fact that has been
widely denied ; that the farmers light
ed the fires that left mauy of them
homeless nd penniless. There had
been no rain for a long time, and
everything was as dry as tinder. All
around them the settlers had been for
days burning brush upon their newly
cleared land. Her uncle had remark
et! that it was contrary to law to build
forest fires at such a time, but appre-'
bended no danger until Sunday the I
4th inst. -On that day she asked him !
to drive her out' to Mr. Carle's, a !
neighbor. He renlied that the Wins- i
lows, hear neighbors, were burning
large tracts of underbrush, and lie
was afraid to leave home.
On Monday morning, the 5th, the
air was thick with smoke that was
rising in black clonds from the forest
just beyoud her uncleS clearing. She
asked him if there was any danger, to
which lie replied : - "That stubble,"
pointing to his wheat field "that skirt
ed the j woods, "will burn likeine
slices, j ooon toe names could be seen.
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ana ueiore noon the r f ences were on I
""i iv4 uic iwu wuaico went to iue
fields and commenced tearincr them
down in a fruitless endeavor to stay
the progress of the flames. By noon
they were back at the house battling
for their lives. But for the ruddy
glow of i the conflagration it was as
dark as midnight. Balls of fire, large
pieces oi nark, and even glowing
boughs of hemlock brush, fell all
around I them ; and for hours Miss
Lewisdashed through the thick smoke
extinguishing these brands with pails
of water, stamping them out with her
leet, until her shoes were burned
away, and her hose partially consum
ed and her feet blistered. To protect
her person she drenched her cloth ine
at short; intervals, and protected her
head by tying a wet skirt over it. The
smoke was blinding to the eyes, pain
ful to the lungs, and at times so dense
that they were obliged to breathe
through wet towels.
During the afternoon and Monday
night those two women succeeded in
extinguishing every fire that kindled
near them. No stop, no rest ; no time
to partake of food, even, and every
moment saw the encircling of flame
drawing closer to its victims. Tues
day morning, despite their most des
perate exertion8, the hay stacks, barns
aud other outbuildings were licked
up. Everything was gone but the log
house, the walls of that were so hot as
to burn the hand. The current bush
es and other shrubbery in the garden
and around the house bunt into
flames, and the intrepid women tore
them from the ground with their blis
tered hands and trampled out the fire.
They brought water from the wells
and dashed it upon the walls ef the
smoking house. They soaked blankets
and spread them over the roof. When
the hayricks caught fire Mr. Armstead
abandoi.edhope. Not so the determined
women. They redoubled their exer
tions, working with frantic energy as
the day advanced. Their terrible
struggles, lack of food and rest began
to tell upon their strength. The
water in the well began to come up
muddy. Should that fail there would
be no hope. And all the time the
cordon of flame was creeping nearer.
It scorched their faces and caused
steam to arise from their drenched
garments. To struggle longer was of
no avail. Death seemed inevitable.
To the south,of the house there
was a small plat' of greeu cornr- Its
comparative freshness looked inviting
to their inflamed and half-blinded
eye-ballsy and thither the. entire fami
ly, grandmother, children, all went,
as they believed, to die. They threw
themselves upon their knees aud
prayed iti anguish; prayed that God
would aveit the terrible fate that was
impending. And still the devouring
circle drew nearer. Then there cirae
a reaction, and ' Miss Lewis arose
from her knees with a heroic resolve
to die, if die she must, battling
with the deetroyer. She could not
bear the I thought of her body being
found where people would say that
she cowered in fear in the corn. She
would niuch rather they would say
that she died fighting the fiend to
the bitter; end, and she hoped there
would be something in the position
of her botly to mutely tell her story.
She roused her aunt, infused her with
some of her own grim determination,
and again they rushed to repel the
foe. L
Miss Lewis observed that the fire
would burrow beneath the turf for
several feet, and then burst forth at
unexpected points. To guard against
the insidious approaches, they dug a
trench around the house, with hoes,
and poured in water, and then,
through that terrible Thursday night,
they threw water upon the house,
Mrs. Armstead bringing it from the
well, while Miss Lewis, with a basin,
dashed it upon the roof. Weduesday
morning still found them working
with unflagging energy, though their
exhausted frames were weak and tot
tering, and their eyes were so inflamed
that they could but dimly j&ee each
other. At 10 o'clock the wind shifted
and a light rain fell. Their terrible
vigil was over.
The Longest Night He Eveb
Passed. Dick Frank had quite an
experiencej one night during his recent
hunt He got lost one evening in the
think chapparcl, and deemed it pru
dent to camp over night. Just as he
had comfortably fixed himself for a
night's freeze out under an over-
spreading sapling two large cinna
mon bears commenced rootin a few
yards from Jjim. Having appeased
Ii- ; , wu uccuienrroot
they laid down to sleep and kepttho
huuter company till near daylight '
As Dick was not hunting tbear h
did not shoot, nor sleep much either..
He avows that it was the longest
night he ever passed in all his born-days.--
mite Pine ( Cal.) Keics. .
Current Comment. -1
Wilmington Star. '. ,
There is one view to be taken of
the superseding nf. Afi- i?., i u-
oenator Davis. T A;A tvJ.J7.
OCTUoTa great deal of responsibility
tool . . g Deiore lue country in
1884 without being handicapped with
the failure nf political measure, and
with the great steal of J876 unaveng
ed, and the corruptions of the depart
ments unpurged and indeed not thor
oxighly exposed. It can gq before
the country upon a fight foi-a tariff
for revenue for economy in the Gov
ernment, for equal rights to all, for
the maintainauce of the Constitution
and the Union so much imperilled by
the centralizing tendencies and the
wide-spread corruptions of the Re
publican party. The New York
News, Democrat, takes this view :
"Mr. Bayard can make himself as
useful to his party in his seat as Sen
ator as he could in the jjosition of
presiding officer ; and Mr. Davis,who
is undoubtedly siucere in his political
independence, can be depended upon
v-jjii-stuu wun dignity, ability, and
impartiality.
"The Democratic Senators were in
the right in electing one of their num
ber witen thev had the imwer to dnsn
but they are probably just as well
satisfied with the situation as it is.".
Washington Post, Dcm.
President vro tempore Davis has un
doubtedly become aware by this time
of the duties which he owes to the
party which gave him the right to
call the Senate to order and preside
over its sessions. The resolution of
Mr. Edmunds, relating to the contin
uation of the committees as thev wero
organized last session, also provided
wiai me rresuient pro tempore should
fill uch vacancies as existed.- Mr.
Davis did fill these vacancies on yes
terday, and instead of exercising the
the slightest prerogative in-the prem
ises he merely read a list prepared
for him by a Republican caucus,
which assigned none but Republicans
to the places. Not only were the uew
Republican Senators provided for, but
Mr. Teller was transferred from one
committee to another, a Republican
was put in his place, and Hawley ob
tained an additional committee ap
pointment. Had all these vacancies
been filled by Democrats, that party
then would have beeu "in a majority
on only about two-fifths cf the com
mittees, though numbering half the
Senate. So far Mr. Davis's independ
ence manifests itself in obeying edicts
of Republican caucuses.
There is not an honest man in all
this laud who would not rather be a
thousand times Thomas Bayard,
sans peury sans reproacKe, than David
Davis, besmirched in his good name
by his sell-out. Said the revolution
ary Republicans :
"Let us have a man about us that is fat.n
We confess that Davis disappoints us.
We knew he was very ambitious, for
it was his ambition that lost Tilden
his seat. If he had remained on the
Supreme Bench Tilden would not
have been cheated by the Radicals
out of the Presidency. But, alas, his
ambition was too great for his virtue.
uFor such things, in s false, disloyal knave.
Are tricks of eustom ; but, ia man that'ijutt,
They are close denotements working from
the heart,
That passion cannot rule."
Ah, Ambition, Ambition, what a
master art thou, and what slings thou
carriest! How many haVe been ruin
ed while kneeling at thy footstool !
Wilmington Star.
A 'North Carolina Negro at the
ecumenical Conference.
Col. Walter Clark in Christian Advocate.
The colored delegates to this con
ference showed what I have noticed
before, that if that race has a gift
above all others, it is in the oratorical
line. They are, as a rule, good peak
cm, but an exceptional speaker, an
orator who wonld do credit to any as
sembly is fjr geri. is knows no col
orthe Rev. J. C. Price,- of North
Carolina. I speak the litteral fact
when I say that no man in this con
ference, containing so many gifted
speakers as it did, has so impressed
himself as the born orator as he. --Yes
he has not spoken often nor obtru
sively, and his very modesty.induced
oue to say this much. He has made
more of a sensation here than he did
at the temperance convention in Ral
eigh, and many of our reidere will
remember the impression he produced
there. He will stay in this country
till next May, I learn,-lecturing to
raise funds for a colored college iu
Concord, ai d I hope he will be successful.
    

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