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    ht (Chatham Record
i&H. A. JLOITDON, Editd.
Who 'Mil Ire our next Governor?
This u,uetion ii now being f requently
akf d, and the answer is tiot easy to
niake, ait hough the knowing(?) ones
!insw?i- very positively. As yet neith
er party has indicated who will be
He candidate for that high office.
The names of several distinguished
gentlemen of each party hate been
suggested for the nomination, but
thus far public sentiment has not
predominated in faror of an one.
The democrats aud repnblicaus alike
seem to bo Rt a loss whom to nomi
nate. Those most prominently men
tioned for the democratic nomination
$re Alexander, Clark, Hoit, Jaivis
ftnd Stcdman (the redder trill please
4ote that, we mention thsse names in
their alphabetical order): and the
five most prominently spoken of for
the republican nomination are Boyd,
Jpockery, Nichols, Prioe aud Russell,
the republican State convention has
Been colled to meet on the 23rd of
May, and the democratic contention
will probably be held iu June. 'Ihese
conventions will be held so long a
!hie before the election, in order to
appo'"t delegates to the national
conventions ?3 we'll as to nominate
fhe caudidatt-i for the State offices.
Besides nominating its candidate
for Governor, each party will also
nominate three candidates for Jus
tices of the Supreme Court, and can
didates for Lieutenant-Governor, At
torney General, Secretary of State,
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion, Treasurer and Auditor. Thus
far no one seems to be seeking the
nomination for Lieutenant-Governor,
nor have we heard any one suggested
in opposition to the present Secre
tary of State, Attorney General, Su
perintendent of Public Instruction,
3r Treasurer. Only two persons have
a yet, fo far as we know, been men
tioned for State Auditor, and they
sire Mr. N. B. Brotighton, of Raleigh,
and ilr. Duncan E. SIcIver, of Moore
county, who ro ably represented his
Senatorial district in the last Legis
lature. Thr.s far we are pleased to note
Chat no unpleasant feelings have been
aroused between the friends of the
gentlemen wiio are being urged for
the democratic nomination for Gov
eruor, aud we hope that none will be
stirred up. Of course it is right and
proper that the friends of every as
pirant for the nomination should
praise their favorite, but they should
cot disparage his competitois and
thereby furnish weapons and argu
ments for the republicans to use in
the campaign. And we sincerely
hope thV the friends of every aspi
rant will work as zealously for the
election of the nominee whoever he
may be as they now work for the
nomination of their favorite. Every
true democrat ought to be more anx
ious for the success of his party,
than for the personal preferment of
any particular aspirant for office.
Very little ha been paid about the
candidates for Congress in this dis
trict. If Nichols does not get the
republican nomination for Governor,
he will tun again for Congress. It
is very uncertain who will be the
democratic candidate. The friends
of Bunn and Cooke are again urging
be nomination of their favorite.
Some think that Gen. Cox may enter
the race again, and doubtless there
wilL be sevoral other aspirants for
Congressional honors. There is plenty
of time yet, and in due time no doubt
the track will be full of racers.
Tee white people of North Caro
lina are getting tired of paying taxes
to educate colored children. Whether
this feeling ii right or wrong' we will
riot now discuss, but merely state it
as a fact. If it was not for the taxes
paid by the white people,' there
would' not be many public schools
for the colored race. Every year the
.hite people pay thousands and
thousands of dollars for the educa
tion of colored children, and for the
instruction of colored teachers- at the
normal schools r and yet On the day
of election, these very teachers and
the fathers of these children array
themselves in united opposition to
the white people and vote solidly
against thenil I3 it wonder then
that the white people are getting
tired of this sort of thing ?
We ailude to this matter how, in
Srder that oar colored friends may
seriously consider it before the po
litical campaign opens and their
prejudices and passions are aroused
by the harangues of demagogues.
But if they persist in drawing the
ftcolor line" in arraying themselves
fn solid opposition to the white peo
ple .yrhj of coarse the white people
must accept tlie issue and staffd in
aiid r-ftbimu 1
Oar Wash i nst on Letter.
From oar Rrul&r correspondent.
Washington. Feb. 3rd, 1888.
In tbeir frantic effort to mauufao-
ture a little much needed political
1 capital this week, the desperate
publicans of the House unwittingly
Ml into a snare, from which they j fla8U 0f light caused the beast to close : 8faiw and dirt. ' It was from Lenoir
; found it impossible to extricate th?in j ni8 jaws, and he retired growling lo j county ana t)(i BaJne of the expert
I selves. They introduced a resolution ; the comer of his cage, dragging his ; who ifc u is tnowIJ.
! to investigate the business methods , helpless victim with hira,.thett bfei r . .,;ft0n
. .,wi;.. TW t. Jii .:,uti toino- U FavettevilleObserver: Supennten-
official at once responded to the in- j bear breast with hia claws. The at-, dent Fry -who has always show 11 a dis
uuiry in a manner that was perfectly 1 tendants at once sprang toward the; position to meet the wishes o Jhe
nnninncr m.d satisfactory. und Attacked the lion with irons, , citizens of Fayetteville has agree! to
iio,rH timt. hn war in i
11 uau wccji .wv 0 ;
arrears jet it was shown tuat every j 0ff M He. Senide was removea 10
bill introduced in either House or; her lodgings and medical aid sum-St-natH
up to thn day before had been j moned. Her neck, shoulders, breast
received from the Printer, and in alui one arm are terribly lacerated,
the document room iis completely
indexed for use and refereuce.
ihen. upon mot ion of Twtr. Springer,
the investigation was extended so as
to iuciude ihe term of Mr. Rounds,
(the late Republican printer), despite
the protect of the minority against
investigating the doings of a dead
! man.
It is probable that the fires of
pnrti8au strife wiil soon blaze fiercely
forth in the House over the White
Lowry election contest from Indiana.
Tho Democratic majority of the Com
mittee on elections have agreed to a
report, recommending the unseating
of White, on the ground that he fail
ed lo become naturalized within the
time specified by the law he being
a native of Scotland. The Committee
further recommended that the seat
be declared vacant, as there was no
legal election.
Should the B?pubiieans lose the
seat, which is almost certain in the
event of a new election, that party
would be unable to control the India
na delegation, aud thus would lose
their nower to elect a President of
the United States, if the election
should be thrown upon the House.
Thev have but one maiority of the
vote by states. From such a stand
point, this content assumes national
importance and will be one of the
great events of the session.
Aspiring statesmen have showered
tariff bills to the number of three
hundred upon the Ways and Means
Committee. Still the astute member,
whose datv it is to present these
measures, will find little trouble in
separating the wheni from the chaff.
As yet the Louisiana delegation
have been unable to come to an agree
ment as to what shall be done with
suar iu the new tariff bill This
auxiouslv awaited measure, by the
way. is uemg very cureinny consider
ed," and it is thought by those in
position to know most about its
character that it will pass the House
and be satisfactory to the country.
Although the proposition to reduce
letter postage to one ceut had its fate
sealed for the time by an adverse
Senate report, the subject, like Ban
cpio's ghoBt, 'will not dowu". More
penny postage bills are being pre
pared aud will be introduced and
voted upon again during this Con
The Senate has again toted for the
opening of Congress on October loth,
and the closing of the short session
on April the 15th, and also for chang
ing Inauguration day to April 30th.
Should this pass the House, being a
Constitutional amendment, it would
still need to be ratified by three
fourths of the State Legislatures be
fore it could become a law.
Iu the House there is auother bill
which provides that tho Congress
shall open ou the first, Monday in
Jan. and the time of final adjourn
ment shall be at noon on the 31st of
December. This would practically
make a continuous session for the two
years term, with oniy such recesses
as the two Houses might agree to
So it is impossible to know just what
the new law will dually be, but there
is little doubt that the existing order
of things with reference to the official
terms of the President, Vice Presi
dent, Senators and Representatives
will be changed by the present Con
gress. A Serious Hiot.
Hhemasdoai, Pa., Feb. 3. A tre
mendous riot broke out here to-night.
When the miners in collieries which
recently resumed operations quit for
the day, they were attacked by crowds
;f idle miners, principally Polanders,
and were defended by the city police
and officers of the' Coal and Iron Po
lice. In a few minutes the entire
town was in possession of the rioters,
aud any. number of broken heads and
bruised bodies could be found. The
police were overrun by numbers, and
the offices of two Justices of the
Peace were wrecked and ail prisoners
capturod by the officers were libera
ted. The sheriff has sworn in three
fire companies as part of his po&se,
and the city authorities have passed
an order for the enrollment of special
officers. Nobody has been killed, so
far as is known, although pistols were
used freely by the mob.
Pittsburg, February 6. There has
been no further trouble at the Solon
iron works since the serious outbreak
on Saturday. The mill was closed
yesterday, but was started up this
morning with an increased force of
non-union men. Over one hundred
men, all of them colored, are now at
work, and the firm expect to hare
ei ery department in operation within
the next few days. The mills and
yards are closely guarded by sentinels
and policemen, tnduo person, not
even a boy, i3 allowed upon the prem
ises, unless he can provo he has busi
ness there. The strikers are very bit
ter, and another collision is feared
when the non-TJnion men leave., the
mill this evening. Those in authority
and those who have the coolest heads
advise the working men not to molest
nor interfere with the colored men.
but others cry for revenge. They
threaten death to the non-Union men,
and hint at the firing of tlm mill
Messrs. Hargrave & Alexander, of
Charlotte,- and Jackson & Shaw, Of
Carthsgo, tmv iv3e assignments
Her Head iu a Lion's Mouth.
Twwnv. Feh4.At the conclusion
of the performance lit Loweys Musie
Hall, in-Dublin, last night, Mller
Sinede, one of the performers, placea (
;k3r head in a lion's nioota tor me i
Ke-!pnrp08e 0f having her photograpn .
I tftken fa that position. A sadden
a aii LecAoA irt lififttinc him
01 1!4 iiiiaiij duuvov. ... 0 w
but she is still alive.
A Horrible Tragedy
Nifw York, Feb. 4. A Macon, Ga.,
rtAfml hays 1 In Baker county, a
young man went to the house of Amos ;
Grant, a colored fanner. Finding all j
quiet and the bouse closed, be looked ; canneries here, and we believe mat
around for the cause, and found the I there are persons here in town who
body of Graot hanging from a rope are disposed to invest money in the
thrown over a projecting joist iu rear business. Why cannot we have
of the house Inside he found Grant's 1 gome canning factories in Chatham ?
wife's body, in bed, and her. head Ed Reooiid.
crushed into a jelly as if by a club. I Statesville Landmark : Some fun
On the floor was the body of the :Uy errors are made by the tax listers,
wife's sister. Further over waa the; We hear of an old ladv. 12 vears old.
body of Grant's 15-year old son. The
theorv is that as Grant whs a hard
task master, his wife was about to j
leave him, and that Grant, frenzied
by the thought of her departure,
took a club and brained them all
while they slept, and then committed
Six Children Roasted.
Columbia, S. C, Feb. 3. The six
children of Lester SiugWtary, a col
ored man of Clarendon county, were
burned to death last night. The pa
rents locked them up in the house
about seven o'clock, and went off to
a negro church about two miles away,
where a religious revival was in pro
gress. During their abseuce the
house caught on fire and was burned
to the ground. The six children
perished in the flames. The oldest
child was a girl about thirteen years
old, the next a boy about ten, three
mrla nraA ranAntivplv nine, kit And
e - 1 ' 1
three vearp, and the vouncrrst an in-1
fant of thirteen months. The char
red bones of the victims were buried
today in one grave.
Strikes Causing Suffering.
Reading, Pa., Feb. 5. The shutting
down ot so many furnaces, ft want
of coal, has caused misery in an un
expected quarter. There being no
demand for ore, many of the iron ore
miners along the East Pennsylvania
Railroad have closed down. Miners
who have large families received but
seventy-five to ninety cents per day,
and consequently even when working
are in almost abject poverty. About
thirty' of them with their, families have
been compelled to seek admittance to
Berks nud Lehigh poor-houses until
work is resumed.
A Poverty Party.
Nivada City, Cal., Feb 5. The
latest fad in social circles here is the
"poverty dance", the invitations to
which are printed on hi raw paper.
No gentleman is allowed to attend
who does not wear patches ou his
garments. The ladies array them
selves in tattered calico gowns and
supper is eaten off wooden platters.
A Richmond (Va.) dispatch reports
the sale of the old Libby prison to
the Chicago folks, for $23,000 cash.
Rev. Dr. J. T, Wheat died at Salis
bury last week, aged 87 years. Before
the war he was a Professor at Chapel
Along the lines of some of the rail
roads in Dakota Territory the snow
drifts are higher than the tops of the
telegraph poles.
Mis. Letitia Tyler Sesaple, a daugh
ter of the late President Tyler, is al
most totally blind, and is at present
an inmate of the Louise Home, Wash
ington, D. G,
The treaty between Italv and
Germany stipulates that if France
attacks either countrv the other shall
send an army of 300,000 men to the
French frontier,
The safe of Chapman & Gale jew
elers, Norfolk, Va,, was forced open
by burglars last Saturday night and
robbed of $30,000 worth of watches,
diamonds and jewelry.
According to the death table com
piled for England during the years
between 1858 aud 1871, three per
cent, of the deaths from known causes
occur through accident. '
Six hundred pounds of powder
were exploded in the blasting mill of
the Austin Powder Company Works,
near Cleveland, Ohio. The building
was entirely demolished, and one
man was killed.
The committee of the Mississippi
Legislature appointed to investigate
penitentiary affairs, will submit a
voluminous report, condemning the
leasing system as inhuman and vi
cious in its nature.
The strike situation in Pennsyl
vania is growing very serious; a large
number of miners have been reduced
to abject poverty, nd the colored
men employed at the Solon iron
works are threatened with death.
A Beaufort Bpecial says the schoon
er Adventure, Whitehurst master,
from Charleston bound to Washing
ton, with guano, is stuck in Oregon
Inlet, N. (X She is a total loss. The
cargo is insured; The crew's effects
were saved;
The Post Office Department has
resolved to arm, at the expense of the
department, all postal clerks west of
the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
This action is taken because of the
frequent "holding tip" of mail trains
by robbers in that section
Otaia Hew.
r i .tmMa - Om of the
bftIes of faise packe,1 cotkon recently
, here from Norfolk,
opeu5d on 6 platform
a ami it revealed the .fact
ftt ba,f the weigfct 0f the
- maAe urvof .cotton seed,
ive excursion rates on
every ea
nesday, for eight: weeks beginning
jFeby. 1st. from Bennetts ville and 111
termdiate stations to Fayetteville,
: and from Siler City and intervening
i stations to Fayetteville for $ rates.
Lexington Dispatch: The toma
toes put up by the Hanes Canning
Company have almost eutirely dia-
ail others in this uiarKet.
Their superiority is beyond dispute.
There is an opening for several more
j ju a neighboring county, who wan
L.k nrcrort nn l;ist vfiur'a tn v-ltrtntru
a poii tax, and it took three trips to
: see the county commissioners before
! the error was rectified. Informa-
' tion was received here yesterday of
the burning of the dwelling house of
Mr. James Hudson, of Rowan county,
Monday night, with all of ita contents.
There was no -insurance.
Washington Gazette: The 17-year
old son of John Page had been suf
fering with itch. The father had
ordered the son not to visit among
the neighbors until he was well, but
the stubborn fellow disobeyed, where
upon ;he futher rebuked him sharp
ly. The rebuke was met with nn im
pudent sullv from the sou, and tne
V it Mei very justly struck the disobe
dient youth. This infuriated the
young fiend and he instantly sprang
j at the lather and cut a severe gnth in
his throat, threw him down and would
. . TO
killed uim Diobablv. bad not
the mother and sister interposed.
Smithfield Herald: On a four
horse farm Mr. J. T. Capps, who lives
about seven miles from Smithfield,
has made $1,128 worth of cotton,
$700 worth of pork; $1,500 worth of
tobacco, $1,200 worth of coin, $100
worth oi pens, worth of miliet,
$180 worth of oats, $600 worth of
fodder, $100 worth of wheat, $248
worth of sweet potatoes, $150 worth
of shucks, etc., making a total of $6,
146. He Baya it did not cot him
over $4,000 to raise the crop, which
leaves him a net profit of $2,146.
Pretty good farming we call - that,
especially is it so, when we consider
the fact the farm ou which this crop
is raised is said to be one of the most
unproductive in the county.
Sanford Express : Some days ago
while Mr. James Gilmoro near Egypt
was ginning cotton, his gin suddenly
Imbed. He was very much puzzled
for a few moments to account for this
sadden stand still. A careful exam
ination of the premises, he found a
negro one of the hands about the
gin lying under the overshot wheel,
his head wedged between the wh el
und a rock in tho bed of the stream.
The negro while riding upon the
turning shaft of the wheel was thrown
irotn his balance, hi head ianding
under the wheel. Mr, Gilinore pulled
him out in an unconscious state and
went for a doctor. On returning to
his great surprise found the negro up
and walking about. It is conceded
by every one who has heard of tnis
occurrence that the adamantine skull
of the negro saved his life.
Charlotte Chronicle: A citizen of
Mt. Holly reports that something of
a stir was occasioned at the Mt.
Island Mills, at tbat place last Tues
day, in coueequence of an order is
sued by the superintendent prohibit
ing tne use 01 snuxt aud tobacco in
the mills. It is said that rather than
give up their dip and chew some of
the operatives quit work. Mr.
Pink Mullis, of Clear Creek township,
this county, is to be tried before Es
quire Maxwell .tomorrow upon a
cbarge of selling wine without a li
cense. It is said that Mr. Mullis
owned a plantation in Union county
which he sold, taking payment there
for in wine, which he has been sell
ing out amorig his neighbors on his
own hook. Tno law does not permit
the selling of wiiie without a liceuse,
except by the person who manufac
tures it. -While, a party of road
workers were digging in a public road
near Taylorsvdle, last Tuesday, they
unearthed a skeleton. Their picks
first revealed the skull, which was
but a foot beneath the surface of ihe
road, and then digging carefully they
soon exposed it to view. The skele
ton was in a silting posture, the knees
being drawn up close to the chim It
is believed to have been the skeleton
of a colored man who mysteriously
disappeared f rom Taylorsville twenty
y ears ago. At the time he disappear
ed he was known to have had $400
in gold and silver in his possession,
and it was since always thought that
he had been murdered, his money se
cured and his; body disposed of in
some mysterious manner.
Ihe tobacco stodk of the eotratfy
has' been discovered to be small and
there is some excitement among
raisers and dealers in consequence.
If yon have a sick headache take a
dose of Laxador, we know you will
find relief.
Mothers should take warning and
stop dosing their babies with laud
anum while teething. Dr. Bull's
Baby Syrup.answers the same pur
pose and it is known, to be perfectly
harmless,.' Price 25 ct&
I Willi
DlfKlBI Affl, W. .,'
Load Your Wagon and Come on
1 have worked hard for my customers and intend to still keen on the
harness. I will say right here, tbat
this or any other State to down me
I have got the money and want to exchange it for Tobacco.
flie Fipris Mow fill Sneat for Themselves.
Potinds. Average, j
W. D. Tilley, . 409 $22.37 j
Bragg & Allen, ' 380 42 92 !
L. T. Wrenn, 148 25.13 !
L. D.Waller, 352 35 32!
Laws & Satterfield, 540 24.72 !
John S. Waller, 1014 24 H8 .
L. A. Veasr, 806 29.93
Wm.Tipptt, 504 37 72:
W. L. Umstead, 916 29.96!
W. D. Veasy, 718 42.77
Green Steephens, 704 24.58
R. B. Carringtou, 422 22.90
John Hed-jepetb, 416 45.41
M P. Nance, 478 21 15
J. H. Garner, 330 27.67
My average for
. a .
on my floor since Christmas
lias been $19.80.
My accommodations and Work
ing Force cannot be surpassed
Working Torce ;
Feb'v 9, 1888. 2ts.
"Lowest Piiees Consistent ii Good Quality an2 Hoaest Goods".
He will continue to beep the largest and best assortment, ol goods in
the county and will sell them as LOW AS THE LOWEST! You will
always find what you need at W. i. IQDQM'S. He again
returns his thanks for the liberal 'patronage yon bavo given him, and
he will try and do his part to induce you lo continue the same.
All persons indebted to him are requested to call and mate an early
settlement, "Short Settlements Make long Friends".
Whenerer you need any goods call at
... fce&Boixrs.
Pittsboro , N, C, Jan. 5, 1888.
My old friends iii Chatham are invited to call oti tne when thev visit
Durham and I will guarantee to satisfy
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Shoes, Dry Goods, Notions,
crockery, Tinware. &c.
Special inducements to Country
I Offer everything at prices that defy
My Stock is so large that it fills two
. j ti . . : .
house and the other n$ar the Depot,
.17 1887. S& v .
will Mil m mmm
I do not intend for any Ware'mus" in
in High Prices. I mean BUSIiSEbSI i
AvpJROrfl ;
$51 50 .
Dav & Jones,
K. T Byeott,
Jones & Pettiford,
J. B. Brandon,
Flint on & Co.,
E. Goss,
C. G. Markbam,
W. W. Hamlin,
Wesllfty Laws.
R. B. Porter field,
W. I. Brown,
Harrison Gear,
J. M. Terry,
C. S. Holhmao,
32 30
25 00
everything sold
f h'ANK RE MS,
them in everything in
tobacco, meat,
competition !
-udoi me vjuoub ware
. W4 AJWaBiX. -
1 Display
OP -
Silk and Woollen Dress Patteiug,
Sjik Handkerchiefs, Fura and Muffs
Cloaks, Se.ii Plush Wraps, iiiifHers
Fancy Embjoidered Handkerchiefs)
Jewelry, Lace pics and Ear-drops,
Cuff -buttons, Oxydise Jew elrv, Fancy
Table Covers, Table Sets, Napkins,
Piano (overs, Fancy Neckwear
Pot-kf t-bobks, Carpets, Rugs, Cur
tains, Boufet Sets, etc.
Material for Dieting Gowns, Gloves,
Dres ShirU Collars, Cuffs, Fancy
Scarfs, fecarf-pins. Umbrellas, Silk
Hnndkm-hiefs aud Mufflers, Slippers,
Hats, Cuff-buttons, and roan r other
fancy Novelties too numeraus to men
tion, at low prieen.
jsron&zs & c&rteix,
No. 203 Fayetteville Street,
umn mm
-Gents9,' Youths',
DOT M m,
Jan. 5, 1888. 2ms.
M. CHerndon&Ca
(Near Parrish'd Warehouse);
simtirr Dftrim i:i
liiliiigrllUUiil ri
Wall Paper,
&c, &a
Best and Largest Stock of Furniture'
in Durham!
Milwa all Styles!
Give us a call before buying else-:
A) I orders by mail promptly attend
ed to.
Jau 5, 1888. 2ms.
Paul mm no.,
Confectioneries, &&
(Corner Main and Church Streets.)
Near Parrish's Warehouse.
Highest market price paid for
all country produce.
Our old countymen of Chatham are
invited to make our store heir Head
quarters when they visit Durham, and
special bargains are offered them;
Jan. 5th, 1888. 2tm.

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