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THE MESSENGER. 1 :
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY
CHARIiOTTB. W. O.
-* IT " i
WILLIAM & SMITH.
One Veer. 81-25
Six Months .75
Ttaee Months. .40
Always in advance.
QTAH Letters should be addressed
to W.C. SMITH.
SATURDAY, JULY 1, 1882.
OUTER H. DOCKERY,
roe coso bess—third district:
of Xew Hanover.
QMeen Clast No. 2. —The members of
Congress for their respective districts ii
[and. constructively, for the Stato-at
lazgel shall be voted for on one ballot
—Chop. 275 s fairs 1876-77. 1
sos justice or the supreme court.
GEORGE X. FOLK,
of Caldwell. 1
tor Jmdga of the Superior Court: 1
first district: <
CHARLES C. POOLE, I
of Pasquotank. ,
SECOND DISTRICT: ■
JOHX A. MOORE,
FRANK H. DABBY,
of Xew Hanover. .
fourth district: 1
WILLIAM A. GUTHRIE, «
sixth mstmci: i
LEWIS F. CU r&CHILL, ]
SECOND DISTRICT! 1
JOHX H. COLLINS, <
of Halifax. i
'j/Uxri Clast No. A—The Justice of i
the supreme Court Judges of the Snpe- ,
rior Charts and a Solititor of each dis
trict shall be voted for on one ballot— t
Chop. 275, lam ISW-7J. Solicitors ,
shall be elected by the qualified voters
of each district.— Chap. 327, lows 1881. 1
Q/ktrf Clots No. t-Tta members 1
of the General Assembly for their res- ,
peetive counties and districts shall be
voted for on one ballot— Chap. 275, laio* >
Officer*’ Clast No. s.—The county offi
cer* for the respective counties * * •
shall be voted for on one ballot— Chap. <
275. laws l*!7#-'77.
Ofkort Clast No 4—On the Tuesday
next after the Oral Monday in Novem
ber every two year* from 1880 an elec
tion ahaU be beid in each township for
the office of eonstabla.—Chap. 152, lata
Ballots shall be on white paper, and
may be printed or written, or partly
written and partly printed, and shall be
without device.—Chap. 275, lawt
The erst issue of the Messenger
sent to onr renders two weeks ago,
was gotten out under many' diffi
culties We had thought of many
plans and consulted many friends,
bat at last were compelled to resort
to our own resources and labors.
We return thanks to Col. Chas.
R- Jones, for favors, without which,
we could not have gotten out so
soon as we did. We are glad to say
that we are sufficiently encouraged
to go ahead, and the Messenger
will continue to visit our people of
this and surrounding counties.
Everybody anya, “I will take it,”
hot the moat encouragement comes
from those who hand over the cash.
Encouragement comes from sour
est ww did wot expect It is the
duty of the colored people to sup
fort to, bwt we hove much encour
agement from the whites regardless
of politics. And just here we would
Ske to have one thing understood:
The Messenger ia not the organ of
matte is, defend the right, condemn
the wrong. Onr politics Bepubli
can as we understand the p rinciples
of the Republican party.
As ours is the only Republican
paper in this section, we do not
hesitate to say we think it the duty
of persons holding Federal offices in
this county to support us, and we
expect at least one subscription
from each. Revenue officers, post
masters and mail agents ought all
take the Messenger. There are
fifty-four agents running into Char
lotte, and we don’t expect less than
fifty-five subscriptions immediately
after the first of the month. Mr. C.
W. Eddins will receive the money,
TO COLORED MEN.
Do you want a paper in Charlotte
devoted specially to the interests of
the colored people ? If you do you
will take the Messenger, pay for it
and make it what it ought to be. A
poor looking paper is a fair indica
tion of a short subscription list.
All leading white men take their
local paper, and no, colored man
should consider himself a represen
itative man, doing his duty unless
he takes and pays for his local pa
per. As Mr. Hunter well says, ’‘if
those who stand off and complain
would come up, take and pay for
the paper it would soon be enabled
to be just what we would like to
We cannot expect the Observer to
forsake the white people for the
colored, not only because it is run
by a white man, but because, prin
cipally, it is supported by white
people. Shall white men support
the Messenger ?
Colored men, the Messenger is
going to live with you and we
would have you place yourselves
right in the start. Our paid list
aouats two whites to one colored.
You need it, you want it and you
must have it. Charlotte is too
large a city, has too many intelli
gent colored people to he without
a paper; we mean a paper devoted
specially to the colored people. We
don’t intend to have such a paper
as the Observer, for sometime to
come—it took fifteen years to make
it what it now is ; hut we are going
to have a paper sufficient to defend
the colored man when unjustly at
tacked ; to vindicate his rights, no
tice his marriages and deaths, and
compliment his meritorious deeds,
commend and encourage him in
stead of ridiculing him.
We are thankful for good advice
offered, but hope our friends will
remember the best of all is the cash.
Take the Messenger, its the neat
est and the cheapest and the best,
beeause it is yours.
OUR POST OFFICE.
It is not expected any man will
please all with whom be deals, and
most especially a postmaster, who
is called upon by every class of hu
manity. He can only do his duty;
be polite, obliging and punctual.
No more should be expected of any
officer. < '
We are continually asked to say
this and the other of our postmaster
because some one has been offended.
There has been no less than a half
dozen to us this week making com
plaints. The Messenger is not
published to abuse any one and will
not without cause. It is the busi
ness of the postmaster to use cau
tion and ask necessary questions
when he has doubts of a persons
right to the mail called for; but
when a person has a box paid for.
or there is no reason to believe there
are others by the same name, we
cannot see why the post-mark on
1 the letter should cause a person to
We will simply say the greater
i part of complaint is from ladies, and
I we are compelled to give them our
: attention. They always expect
f something and they like for the
r clerk to look carefully if they call
i three times each day. We do not
-i like to make criticisms unless we
know just where the fault is, and
we hope to. hear no more complaints,,
but, as we said before, our ladies
must have attention.
It is painful for us to read of the
many sad and unnecessary occur
rences among the colored people.
We too often hear of cutting or
shooting among men, but when it
comes to men cutting and shooting
women, we think ithienous. Now
we hear of a woman being stabbed
by a man, and a man who claims to
be her husband. Such a man cer
tainly has no conscience, no hu
manity about him.
We do not like to make such com
parisons, but ask indulgence this
time. Is there not much more
butchering and bloodshed among us
than the whites ? Why is it ? How
often do we hear of a white man
stabbing a white woman ? Such an
one would be dealt with as the deed
deserves. How long will we last as
a race if we continue such cruelties ?
Have we the proper respect and
love for our women ? Is there not
too much ill-treatment and neglect
of wives and families, and too much
undue jealousy ?
Again, we often hear of white
men fighting among themselves,
but they seldom bring the pistol or
knife in use upon each other. We
do not blame one for resenting an
insult, but we do blame any person
for attempting to kill for a trifling
offense. The knife and the pistol is
too often used by colored men
against each other. We must learn
to govern our tempers. Common
sense demands it; our State laws
and the laws of God demand it; and
we must bring our civilization up to
a point to command. That is one
of the prime objects and teachings
of our secret societies. We sincere
ly hope our people will be more
civil toward each other.
Guiteau, the assassin of President
Garfield, was hanged yesterday.
The drop of the gallows fell at 12:40
o’clock, and he died instantly with
out a struggle, as his neck was bro
ken by the fall. The only witnesses
present were Gen. Crocker, the
Deputy Warden and Rev. Hicks.
The execution was in the jail. An
immense crowd was upon the out
side, and when it was announced
that he was dead, the crowd rent
the air with shouts: He is dead!
We have received a catalogue of
the State colored Normal School at
Fayetteville, which closed last week.
There were enrolled, during the last
school year, 125 students —36 in the
Normal and 89 in the Preparatory
department. Mr Chas. W. Ches
nutt is the Principal, with H. C.
Tyson and Miss Libbie Leary, as
sistants. The fall term begins the
first Monday in October. Tuition
and books are free to all residents
of the State. The last was the
fi/'rth session of the school. It has
done much towards giving us good
and intelligent teachers for that
section of the State. We have a
special pride in this school for sev
eral reasons: It is at our old home;
it is taught in a building which we
had the honor of being a member of
the first class that ever recited in
it; it has as good reputation as any
school in the State, and its gradu
ates generally get first grade certifi
cates all over the State.
Nominate Vow tot Man.
We again beg leave to remind our
friends in every section of the State
to look well to their local nomina
tions and in everylnstance put their
best men forward. The State nomi
nations are selected; but after all
much depends on the local candi
dates. Nominate men who can be
elected—men of true merit and pure
character —men able to make a thor
ough canvass and present to the
people the issues of the day in a
manner that will make their Bour
bon opponents stand by the record
of that party ; men who can suc
cessfully meet the crafty appeals to
prejudice and passion which is the
stock and trade of the average
Bourbon. In short, let the Repub
licans and Liberals in every instance
put forward their best men. Sim
ply because a man wants a nomina
tion, or his friends want to honor
him, or he has been an active poli
tician, should not Induce delegates
to conventions to throw away or
jeopardize the chances of success,
nor should they pledge themselves
in advance to men seeking nomina
tions because asked by letter or in
person to do so. Wait nntilthe time
for nomination comes, when the
delegates get together, then consult,
select your best men and stand by
them. The time to honor friends is
not now. With good candidates,
such as indicated, thorough oigani
zation, and a fair count, which the
people intend to have, victory is as
sured. After the nominations are
made, organize and go to work—
A colored child was recently born
near Laurinburg, that has a full set
of whiskers and mustache.
The colored people of Chattanoga,
Tenn., are rapidly acquiring prop
erty. Several are erecting houses
costing from $2,000 to $5,000.
Mr. John W. Hall, a wealthy
colored gentlemen of Charlston, S. C.,
lives in one of the most costly resi
dences in the city, and is one of the
largest cotton shippers in the State.
A colored man on the plantation
of Mr. W. H. Harrell, of Balden
county, has raised a beet the presnt
season that weighed 29} pounds,
measuring 25} inches around and
21} inches long.
The House of Repsentatives has
passed a bill authorizing the Secre
tary of the treasury to receive, until
the Ist of July, 1884, trade dollars
upon presenation, and to give in
exchange for them standard silver
dollars. The bill repeals all laws
authorizing the coinage of the trade
Greensboro Bugle: A colored wo
man, aged 75 years, named Ann Cald
well, has just built a neat brick chim
ney to her little cabin in Jonesboro,
and she is no brick mason either.
The first week in February last Mr.
We. E. Parks placed in a pond, built
for the purpose, a lot of German carp
about 4 inches in length. Yesterday
be took one for examination and found
it 12 inches long and weighing IV lbs.
Tbe fish was put back unharmed. This
is a rapid growth for five months.
There was a very destructive fire at
High Point Tuesday night It origi
nated in the law office of Ed. D. Steele,
which was entirely destroyed with its
contents; and also tbe drug store of
Frank Dalton, the store of Mr. Perry,
Sistoffice and tbe tin store of Mr.
oover. Origin of fire unknown. No
insurance except on Frank Dalton’s
drug store about 81,700. Loss about
The buildings at BiDgham school will
be finished in about two weeks.
C., C. & A. R. R. CO.
tar In Effect Sunder, June 4tb, 1882. -to
No. 62. Do. 48.
Lear* coarlotle. 1.86 pm
Arrive Bock HU), 2.88 p m
Arrive center B.Bopm
Arrive Wlnnaboio,. 4.85 pm
Arrive Columbia,. 6.00 pm
Leave Columbia- 8.07 pm 8.15 am
ArriveLeilsgtori. 8 60pm 7.16 am
Arriveßidge 5pring,........ 802 pm 8801 m
ArriveGranltevUle 8.12 pm 940 am
Arrive Amato 10.16 pm 10 22 am
Arrive Obeeter. 10 00 pm
Attire Wiambmo, I.lßam
Arrive Columbia, 4 60am
Leave Columbia, -
Arrive Ridge Spring /....
Train No. 62, Dally-Connocts at Columbia with
tbe 8. C. R B. for Char eeton, end wltb the C. A
U R. B. for AleUm, Newberry. Abbeville, t> At
Augueta with Central Georgia & B lor Macon,
Sevan Skh and Florida point*.
Train No. 48, Dally- Connect* at Angola wltb
»• Georgia H. R. and Central Georg R. R. for
■am. *tlanle, Seven nab and rioridapolnta
Train* Woo. 18 and MJooaL triweekly, Mon-
tie soul# arylre at Charlotte, pas-
ATLANTIC, TKNNEBBH * OHIO PITIBIOB.
Train No. 88. Daily,
Leave Charlotte 6 HO p m
Arrive at Statesville, ....1006pm
Train No. 52. Ballr.
Leave stare*vine, A no am
Arrive at Ohartafia.. 806 am
mjasSr^n,) o ftsTm
Columbia, 8, C., IMS,
The lellewlag Bchedwlee tow Cwr
recieri bp the Httilrwod trlllclwl., and
■any be Helled am me rmrrrct:
North Caroiiat Railroad.
TKAim 60188 MAtIT.
Data. April 80th, 1882. No 61 Nm 68
Lean Charlotte 400 am 440 pm
“ Beluburr. 6.68 a m 8.24 p m
“ High Point. 7.20 am 7.86 pm
Arrive Greeneboto 800 a m 8.06 pm
Leave Greensboro, 9.80 am
Arrive Hillsboro, 11.47 am
Arrive Durham, 12 28am
Arrive Ralelgb 1.40 p m
Leave Raleigh.- 406 pm .... ...
Arrive Goldsboro 1 880 pm
No. 17-DaUf except Saturday,
Leave Greeneboto.. ,6 00 pm
Arrive at Halelah, . ..1.61 a m
Arrive at G01d5b0r0...7.20 a m
No, 51-Connects at Greensboro’ with RAO.
B. R. for all points North, East and West, via Dan.
Vine. At Goldsboro wltb W. A W u. R. tor Wil
No. 58—Connects at Salisbury with W. N. C. R.
ft. for all points in Western North Carottne; dailr
at Greensboro with k A O. k k tor all points
North, East and West.
T»*rwe 0Q1»0 WBT.
Date, April 80th, 1882. No. 60 No. 62
Leave Goldsboro,. 10.00 am
Arrive Belelgh, 12.20 pm
Leave Raleigh. 8 66pm
Arrive Durham. 608 pm
Airive Hillsboro 6 48 ppi
Arrive Greensboro. s.u6pm
Leave Greensboro 9.15 pm 9 40am
arrive High Point, 9.60 pm 10.10 am
Arrive Salisbury 11.12 pm 1121 am
Arrive Charlotte 1.10 a m 1.00 p m
No. 18-Dally except Sunday,
Leave Goldsboro...2 50pm
Arrive at Ra1e1gb,..7.10 p m
Leave Halelgb 8.00 a m
Arrive Greensboro, 8.16 pm
No. 60-Connects at Charlotte with A. A C. Air-
Line for all points In the South and touthwejt,
and with C„ C. A A. B. B. for aU points Couth and
No. 62—Connects at Charlotte with A. A C Air-
Llne for all points South and Southwest; at Char
lotto with C., C. A A B. R. for all points South and
N. W. ft. C. RAILROAD.
Leave Greensboro. •> 9.25 p m
Arrive KeroenvUle. 10.41 p m
Arrive Salem 11.26 pm
NO. 62—Dally, exdept Sunday.
Leave Greensboro 9.60 a m
Arrive Kemeravllle 11.01 a m
Arrive Salem. 11.86 am
NO. 51—Dally, except Sunday.
Leave Salem 6.16 am
Arrive Keraerevlile 6.60 a m
Arrive Greensboro.. 7.00 am
Leave Salem 8.00 p m
Arrive Keraerevlile 8.40 pm
Arrive Greensboro 8.00 p m
AT ATE UNIVERSITY H4II. HOAD.
GOING NORTH. Dells
Leave Chapel HUL 10.40 e m
Arrive University, 11.40 am
GOING SOUTH. Daliy
Arrive University. 12.10 p m
Arrive Chapel Hill 1.00 p m
PolHao Steeping Cars Without Change
On Train No, SO. New York and Atlanta via Wash
ington and Danville, and between Greensboro and
On Train No. 52, Richmond and Charlotte and
Washington and Charlotte via Danville.
tm~Throuxh Ticket! on sale at Greensboro’,
Baielxb, Ooldfiboro’, Salisbury and Charlotte, and
all principal points South, Southwest. West, North
ana East. Fur Emigrant Rales to Louisiana, Tex-
M, Arkansas and tbe Southwest, atklnm^
General Passenger Agent
mayg Rich mood, Fa
RICHMOND I DANVILLE R.R.
WOn and after April 80th, 1882, tbe passen
ger train servloe on the Atlanta A Charlotte Air-
Line ntvlxton of this read will be as follows:
WESTWARD. Express Mail
No. 60. No. 62.
Leave Charlotte, M. 1.00 am 12.60 pm
Arrive Gastonia, L 2.02 am 1.47 pm
Arrive Spartanburg, K 4.81 am 408 Mm
Arrive Greenville, H 8.59 a m 6.29 pm
Arrive Seneca, Q 7.48 am 7.08 pm
Arrive Toeeoa.F... 9.18 am 8.80 pm
Arrive Rabun GspJunotlon, 10 00 am 9.10 pm
Arrive t01a,*... 10.87 am 9.48 pm
Arrive Gainesville. 1108 am 10.16 pm
Arrive Atlanta, 1.80 pml 12.40 am
EASTWARD. Express. Mall.
No. 61. No. 68.
Leave Atlanta, 2.16 pm 4.00 am
Arrive(latnoesllie. 461 pm Allan
Arrive Lula, X 622 pm 8.60 am
Arrive Rabun Gap Junction, 660 pm 7.41 am
Arrive Toopoa. F 6.40 pm 8.17 am
Arrive Charlotte. M 8 16 »ml 4.oQpm
-A_wMi »nWng trains of Georgia central and A.
B with arriving trams of Georgia Central, A. A
W. P. and WA A. Railroads w *
C with arriving trains of Georgia Railroad.
«**Uroad of Georgia to and
wjth Elbe non Aly-Une tP ant) from BbretOP,
G with Columbiai and Greenville to aid from
Colombia and Charlotteo. 6 c.
H with Columbia and Greenville to and from
Columbia and Charleston. 6 C.
K *Rh Spartanburg and aeherlUe. and Spartan
burg. union and Columbia to and bom Henderson
•".d Ashevjtla. tad Aleton and Columbia.
. L with .Chaster and Lewob Narrow Gatoa to and
from Dallaa in i Cheater
w - ® aeeal PgaeMger end TlskotAgweL
T. M. *. TiMxrrr.
Svna al Manager.
Btlelgh News and Obierrer: Were
(fret to, learn of the aerious illneas of
Mr. Paal C. Cameron, at hia home in
Nominated for Ueshdloreraet.
Harhuburo. Pa.. Jane 28.-F}
Black, of York, waa nominated for LL
Qoreracy on tha first ballot