THE MESSENGER I
PUBLtSHEO EVERY SATURDAY
CHAHIiOTTB. N. O.
WILLIAM C- SMITH.
One Year, »L2|*
Six Months •«
Three Months, -to
Always in advance.
Ejy~AU Letters should be addressed
to W. C. SMITH.
jpuamßanheFost Office at Charlotte, N. C. as
SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1882.
FOB CONGRESS—ST ATE-AT-LARGE:
OLIVER H. DOCKERY,
FOE CONGRESS —THIRD DISTRICT:
WILLIAM P. CAN AD AY,
of New Hanover.
Omars' Class No. 2.—The members of
Congress for their respective districts
faDa, constructively, for the State-at
urael shall be voted for on one ballot.
Simp. 275, laws 1876-77.
Jodi rial District.
FOB JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT.
GEORGE N. FOLK,
for Judges of the Superior Court:
CHARLES C. POOLE,
JOHN A. MOORE,
FRANK H. DARBY,
of New Hanover.
WILLIAM A. GUTHRIE,
LEWIS F. CHURCHILL,
JOHN H. COLLINS,
Offitar* Class No. 3.—The Justice of
the supreme Court, Judges of the Supe
rior Courts and a Solititor of each dis
trict shall be voted for on one ballot.—
Chop. 275, laws 1876-77. Solicitors
shall be elected by the qualified voters
of each district— Chap. 327, laws 1881.
Officers' Class No. 4—The members
at the General Assembly for their res
pective counties and districts shall be
voted for on one ballot —Chap. 275, laws
Officers’ Class No. s.—The county offi
cers for the respective counties * * *
shall be voted for on one ballot— Chap.
275. laws 1879-77.
Officers' Class No 6.—On the Tuesday
1 aext after the first Monday in Novem-
I her every two years from 1880 an elec
r Moo shall be held in each township for
the office of constable.— Chap. 152, laws
Ballots shall be on white paper, and
■say be printed or written, or partly
written and partly printed, and shall be
without device.— Chap. 275, laws
Wl return our thanks to Golgo
tha lodge of Samaritans for pn in
vitation and tickets to their festival
on Tuesday evening.
Members of secret societies will
please give us the names of their
secretaries and their time and placo
Our friends would do well to let
ns know of their festivals &c. so wo
may give them a notice in the Mes
senger. Everybody reads it
We have just added to our ex
change list the Palmetto Press,
Charleston, S. C-, R. L. Smith edi
tor, and the Banner, Newbem, N. C„
Fred. Douglass, editor. Both are
neat, wcll-gotten-np papers.
OANMDATES FOR SOLICITOR.
Mr.‘Frank Osborne of Charlotte
is the regular democratic nominee
and Mr. William Means of Concord
is an independent candidate for so
licitor in this district. There is also
talk of others coming in the fiiold.
The Observer says Mr. Means means
business, and we suppose he means
to make it warm for some one. i
Mr. Osborne is the dark horso.
IHe was not a candidate at first, but
after much voting and hard work
trying to decido between others, his
name was brought boforo the con
vention and he was nominated. 110
has been Mayor of our city and
somewhat a favorite among the
colored ,ieoplo as a rising young
Mr. Moans is the Mayor of Con
cord, and is quite an able young
lawyer. His brother Paul Means
is very well known in Charlotte-
How many others are to come out ?
The more the merrier. Tfot ’em
Tho Goldsboro Enterprise, says
•‘The republicans have no ticket in
the field, therefore party tics do not
bind." Ho further asks tho Colored
Press of the State is it right for a
State convention representing four
colored to one white voter, to put
only two colored men on the State
Executive Committee. Ho charges
the white republicans with opening
war upon the colored mon.
Our representation upon the State
committeo is not just. But it is so
all along tho line. We have often
thought tho Second District should
send a colored man to Congress ev
ery time. We think every county
in the State having a Negro majori
ity should be represented in part by
a Negro in the legislature and share
the county offices generally. We
think even in our western counties
we ought to run colored men for of
fice inasmuch as we cannot get a
fair showing in federal positions.
Here we have fifty-four mail agents
running into Charlotte, aud only
five colored and three of them of
the lowest grado. We understand
there are many other positions
around our city for which white re
publicans could not be bad, and
rather than put Negroes in, demo
crats wore put in and now fill the
You are right Bro. Enterprise.
Keep up the fight. Send a good
colored man to Congress from your
district. We find no fault with your
present member, but you ought to
give the preference to a colored
man. You have a number of able
men who will do credit to the race
if you will only yourselves unite up
on one. You are independent in
this district, and all you need is uni
How They Speak of Ue.
Wc have received tho first num
ber of the Charlotte Messenger, pub
lished by W. C. Smith. It is a neat
ly printed, five-column folio, and
contains "rich, rare and racy” read
ing matter. We hope the Messenger
will receive tho welcome it deserves
in every household. Charlotte has
long been wanting a paper like the
Messenger. —Star of Zion.
We have received a copy oi tho
first issue of the Charlotte Messen
ger, a handsomely gotten up paper
in Charlotte, N. C., and it is very
ably edited by W. C. Smith, Esq.,
one of the most energetic young
men of the State and the only typo
of color. We wish tho Messenger
much success. —Wilson News.
Wo have received tho first num
ber of the Messenger, which is to
be published weekly at Charlotte
by our good friend Wm. C. Smith.
It is a crisp, newsy, well gotten up
twenty-column paper, that will de
vote "special attention to tho de
fence of the colored people and the
Republican party." It will, we be
lieve ably, supply a want long felt
in Charlotte. Our best wishes,
friend Smith, for your complete suc
lowa has passed an amendment
to her constitution prohibiting the
manufacture and sale of intoxica
ting liquors, by a majority of over
1 34,000 vote*.
At the late Mississippi P:'jss Con
cention a colored editor nud Repub
lican, was treated nicely by his
Democratic brethren. Though the
Association was liuli-jiolilieal, as
Maj. Walpole exclaimed, yet it is
significant that a representative of
the colored race was received cor
dially, not only in the deliberations
of the association, but was among
the other members of the press at
the banquet in their honor, given by
the best people of one of the most
aristocratic cities of the South. He
received no snnb and was ‘more
kindly treated after the banquet
than before. Though an individual
instance, it serves to show that ma
terial progress is being made by the
South, and that tho harshness that
has resulted from revolution and
radical change in onr institutions, is
being replaced by a fraternal feeling,
for which little credit has been giv
en that section. — Conservator.
Peter Griffin, a colored man, living
near Americus, Ga., presents an example
of industry worthy the enfulation of his
race. He owns a farm of over 300 acres,
all of which is under cultivation. He
has 100 acres in corn this year, and will
make 50 bales of cotton this year. He
has 20 acres in oats, and raises on his
place everything that he needs. There
are six plows run under his direction,
and he has a home that is fitted up with
every convenience and comfort. He has
fine credit, but does not need it, as he
has more cash than he needs. The ex
tent of his participation in politics is to
vote for the best man presented for of
fice, without regard to oolor.
Remedy For Snake Bite.
Mr. W. B. Jones, of the Eeast side oi
the river,furnishes a very simple and
effective remedy for snake bite, which
which consists in bathing ■ ttie wound
with coal oil.
He says be was bitten on the foot,
about three weeks ago, by a highland
moccasin, an exceedingly poisonous
reptile, and employed this remedy,
bathing with the oil twice in about an
hour’s time and keeping the bandage
on twelve or fifteen hours, after which
he has felt no pain or inconvenience.
This is a-remedy which is kept in al
most every household, and is invalua
ble to the people of the country if it
possesses the efficacy claimed for it.
The Leading Pursuit.
Agriculture is still the leading pur
suit in the United States. Census Bul
letin No. 228, just issued, shows avast
increase in the number of farms during
the past ten years. In 1850 the whole
number of farms wss 1,449,073; in
1860, 2,044,677; in 1870.3,059,985; in 1880,
4,008,907. The increase in the number
of farms during the decade of 1870-’BO
was 51 per cent; in the decade 1850-’6O
it was 41 per cent. In 1870 New York
bad the greatest numbqr of farms; but
in 1880 it was third on the list, being
surpassed by Illinois and Ohio. Farms
are increasing in number in the South,
showing that the plantations are being
divided. Alabama shows an increase
in numbers equal to 102 per cent, dur
ing the decade, Arkansas 91 per cent.,
Florida 129, Georgia 98, Louisiana 70,
Mississippi 50, North Carolina 68, South
Carolina 81, Virginia 00.
Political; “Julia” wants to know
“what a party platform is.” Well, a
platform, Julia, is one preamble and
twenty resolntions, strong in non-es
sentials, vague in essentials; round the
bush on tariff, and rough as thunder on
the Mormons; clamorous for civil ser
vice reform, with a reserved definition
of civil service reform; down on cor
ruption, loud in praise of purity, and to
have it if it takes every cent the party
can raise. The platform, you under
stand. Julia, is a legitimate and neces
sary part of the campaign pomp and
circumstance; it goes along with the
banners, transparencies and torches,
and when the campaign is over—well,
it is stored awsy in the cellar or garret,
along with the reßt of the uniforms and
torches. A campaign platform is very
much like the campaign torch, indeed;
it gives out a great deal of smell and
smoke with a very uncertain,flickering
A Love. Affair Wound Up.
From the Chicago Tribune.
“I should smile.”
As Bertha Redingote spoke these
words she lay coquettishly in a ham
mock that had been swung between two
giant oaks that reared their tall heads
aloft in the broad lawn, at the edge of
which stood her father’s stately resi
dence. A little foot, enmeshed in a
silken stocking, whose delicate texture
displayed to advantage the trim ankle
within peeped out from beneath a flee
cy-white dress, while the laughing eyes
and fair forehead of the girl were sur
mounted by a coronal of sunnily-gold
tresses of which aDy hair store might
have been proud.
“So you like ice cream?” said Harold
Mclntyre bending over the hammock
and looking tenderly into Bertha’s blue
“I should smile,” said the girl again,
getting ready to put on her slipper and
“You are right," said Harold. “Ice
cream is a good thing. Perhaps some
day next week I will buy you some.”
The look of happy expectancy faded
from the girl's face.
“Whattime is it?” she asked.
“Ten minutes to six,” replied Harold.
"Then,” said Bertha, “if you start
right away you will get home in time
An Editor Sues a Bishop.
Cleveland, Ohio, Julv 6—Edwin
Cowles, editor of the Leader, yesterday
•-.iiuhii-iicixl suit against Bishop .Gil
irviur. of the Catholic diocese, fur 825,-
ttxi damages. The bishop published a
card over Mb siguature which Cowles
pronounces false, malicious and de
A Baltimore firm will open a fruit
canning establishment at Greensboro.
Officers of the Federal Government.
Chester A. Arthur, of New York,
President of the United States.
Frederick T. Frelinghuyaen, of
Now Jersy, Secretary of State.
Charles J. Folger, of New York,
Secretary of tho Treasury.
H. M. Teller, of Colorado, Secre
tary of the Interior.
Robert T. Lincoln, of Illinois, Sec
retary of War.
Wm. E. Chandler, of New Hamp
shire, Secretary of the Navy.
Timothy O. Howe, of Wisconsin,
B. Harris Brewster, of Pennsyl
vania, Attorney General.
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Morrison R. Waite, of Ohio, Chief
Samuel F. Miller, of lowa,
John M. Harlan of Kentucky,
Stephen J. Field of California,
Wm. B. Woods of Georgia,
Joseph P. Bradley, of New Jersey.
Stanley Matthews, of Ohio,
Horace Gray, of Massachusetts,
Samuel Blatchford, of New York,
Our State Government.
Thomas J. Jarvis, of Pitt, Gover
. James L. Robinson, -of Macon,
W. L. Saunders, of New Hanover,
Secretary of State.
John M. Worth, of Randolph,
Donald W. Bain, of Wake, Chief
Hal. M. Worth, of Randolph, Tel
W. P. Roberts’ of Gates, Auditor.
Thomas S. Keenan, of Wilson,
John C. Scarborough, of Johnson,
Superintendent of Public Instruc
Johnstono Jones, of Burke, Adju
J. McLeod Turner, Keeper of the
Sherwood Haywood, of Wake,
W. N. H. Smith, of Hertford,Chief
Thomas Ruffin, Thomas S. Ashe,
W. H. Bagloy of Wake, Clerk.
R. H. Bradley, of Wake, Marshal.
C., C. & A. K. R. GO.
Wln Effect Sunday, June 4th, 1882. a*
No. 62. No. 48,
Leave cnatluUe 1.86 p m
Arrive Boca Hill 2.88 pm
Arrive Chester 8.80 pm
Arrive Wlnnsboro 4.86 pm
Arrive Columbian e.uo pm
Leave Columbia, «07 pin 6.16 am
Arrive Lexington 6 60pm 7.16 am
Arrive htdgeSpring 8 02pm B.Boam
ArriveGranltevUie 9.12 pm 940 am
AmreAuguata, 10.16 pm 10.22 am
l*sI e £5K k !!8!l ILBopm
Arrive Bock Htfi, 7.68 p m
Arrive Cheater 10 00 pm
Anlve Wlnnsboro 1.18 am
Arrive Columbia, 4 60am
Amro Htdge Spring
Train No. m Daily-Connects at Columbia with
the 8. C. R B. for Cbar eeton, and with the C.A
tt. B. R. for Alston, Newberry. Abhenlle, Ac. At
Augusta with Central Georgia R B for Macon.
Savannah and Florida points.
. Train No. 48, bally-Connects at Augusta whb
tte Georgia tt. R and Central Georg RK. for
M»eon. Atlanta. Savannah and Florida points.
Trains Non 18 and 20. local, triweekly, Mon
days. Wednesdays and Fridays.
Train* from the South arrive at Charlotte, pea.
tenger. daily, at 686 p. m. Freight, dally except
Sunday, at 8.42 a.m. and 4 46 p.m.
ATLANTIC, TENNESSEE A OHIO DITIaiON.
'train No. 68. Dally, ' "
Leave Charlotte. g Off p m
Arrive at Statesville, ....10 06 pm
Train No. 62, Dally,
Leave Statesville. 6 no a m
Arrive at Charlene 8.06 a m
Tickets sold to til points South Boutbeaatind
Southwest, and bagnio check, through No
lay-over allowed on loeaf tickets. A. FOP*.
T. M. R Taioott. Uen'lPa longer Agent
Columbia. 6C., June 4th, 1882.
A tornado swept oyer a'portion of
Crawford county, Kansas, Monday
night, and overturned a number of
houses and barns. As far as heard
from, no lives were lost. Little Hock,
Arkansas, was aluo visited by a tornado
on Monday night, which attained a ve
locity of three miles a minute. The
damage was confined to the unroofing
of houses and the overturning of trees
ike «elli> wring Ncliedule* ere Cor
rected by ike Railroad Officials, ml
may bo Rolled om ao Correct:
North Carolina Railroad.
TRAINS 80188 BAST.
Date, April 80th, 1882. Ho 61 No. 68
Leave Charlotte 400 am 440pui
•• Salisbury 6.68 am a24p ui
" High Point 720 am 7.85 pm
Arrive Greensboro 8-00 aru 8.06 p m
Leave Greensboro 9.80 am
Arrive Hillsboro. 11.47 am
Arrive Durham 1226 am
Arrive Ralelgb 1.40 p m
Leave Halelgh.~ 4 06pm
Arrive Goldsboro' 6 30 p m
No. 17- Dally except Saturday,
Leave Greensboro., ,5 00 pm
Arrive at Halelab 1.61 am
Arrive at G01d5b0r0,..7.20 a m
No. 51—Connects at Greensboro’ with BAD.
R R for all points North, East and West, via Dan.
vllle. At Goldsboro with W. A W. R R for Wll
No. SS-Connects at Salisbury with W. N. C. R
R for all points In Western North Carolina: dally
at Greensboro with R A D. H R for all points
North, Best and West.
TKAINI GOING WONT.
Date, April 80th, 1882. No. 60 No. 62
Leave Goldsboro,. 10.00 am
anlve Balelgb 12.20 pm
Leave Balelgb, 8 66 pm
Arrive Durham. 6 OH p m
strive Hlllshoro 6.46 p m
Arrive Greensboro 8.06 p m
Leave Greensboro 9.16 pm 940 am
strive High Point 9.50 p m 10.10 a m
Arrive Salisbury- 11.12 pm 1121 am
Arrive Charlotte I.loam I.oopm
No. 18- Dally except Sunday,
Leave Goldsboro...2 60pm
Arrive at Balelgb.. .7.10 p m
Leave Balelgb 600 a m
Arrive Greensboro, 8.16 pm
No. 60-Connects at Charlotte with LAC. Air-
Line for all points In the Sooth and Southwest,
and with C., C. A A. R R for all points booth and
No. 62—Connects at Charlotte with A AC Alr-
Llne for all points South and Sonthwoet; at Char
lotto with C..O.AA tt.lt lor all points South and
N. XV. If. C. RAILROAD.
API MO wusr.
Leave Greensboro 9.25 p m
Anlve Kemersvllle. 10.41 put
Arrive Salem 11.25 pm
NO. 62—Dally, except Sunday.
Leave Greensboro 9.60 e m
Arrive Kemersvllle 11.01 am
Arrive Salem 11.86 am
NO. 61-Dally, except Sunday.
Leave Salem 6.16 am
Arrive Keraenvllla 6.60 a m
Arrive Greensboro. 7.00 am
Leave Salem 6.00 p m
Arrive Kemersvllle 640 pm
Arrive Greensboro 8.00 p m
STATE UNIVERSITY RAILROAD.
GOING NOBTR I Dalfir
Leave Chapel HIU. 1 0.40 a m
Arrive University 11.40 a m
GOING SOUTH. Dal y
Arrive University. 12.10 p m
Arrive Chapel Hill, l.ou p m
Pullman keeping Gars Without (Me
On Train No. 60. New York and Atlanta via Wash
ington and Danville, and between Greensboro and
On Train No. 62, Blchmond and Charlotte and
Washington and Charlotte via Danville.
Sir-Through Tickets on sale at Greensboro’,
Balelgh, Goldsboro’, Salisbury and Charlotte, and
all principal points South. Southwest. West. North
and East. Fur Emigrant Ratos to Louisiana, Tex
as, Arkansas and the Southwest address,
„ General Passenger Agent
PW2 Blchmond, Va
RICHMOND & DANVILLE R.R.
CRTOn and after April 80th, 1882, tho passen
ger train service on the Atlanta A Charlotte Air-
Llne Division of this road will he as follows:
WESTWARD. Express. Mail
No. 6ft No. 62.
Arrive Seneca, G 7.43 am 7.03 pm
Arrive Toeeoa. F B.lßam 8.80 pm
Arrive Babuu Gap Junction, 10.00 am 9.10 pm
Arrive Lula. B 10.87 am 9.46 om
Arrive Gainesville. 11 08 a m 10.16 p m
Arrive Atlanta, I.Bopm 12.40 am
EASTWARD. Express Mail
Ho. 61. Ho, 68.
Leave Atlanta. 2.16 pm 4.00 am
ArriveGalnesvUio, 481 pm 6191 S
Arrive Lula, B 6.22 p m 660 a m
Arrive Charlotte, M tig a 5 inn p S
~ “ OONNBCTION&
4 »‘“>"UUng tralaa of Georala Central tad A.
g F | WtthSlDertooAlMJimlo and from Blbertoo.
ancfAsheville, and Alston sod Columbia/^
L with Chester and Lenoir Narrow Uai«stomß
from Dellas and Cheater.
M wltbC. C.AA.C.C.RAD.USA no
(or all points Weot korth and East
Pullman sleeping-car service on trains Noa 60
and 61 dally, wtlbout charms betw«.n AU.r*?a«l
Now York. • Pupr