rmMMM*«i»rr;tMM»y W Cbwloiu. 1.
Bj W. C. Smith.
OatTwr tl SOIS raonthi
t nOBtlM I OO S mootlii
e month* TSI Sinfle Copr.
Kotity mat once of an failure* ofihl* r*S*f
to na^ ypn on time.
AU money must be aent by rcKifterul letter,
. money Oftler, or postal note to
W. C. SMITH. Cliarlolte. W. C.
Short eoTWpondanee of robject* of intemt
to the ptiblie bsoUdted bat pcrMiii mast not
bedimppoiDted,lftbeyfiiilteeee the artlcla
lo our colninnt. We are not responsible lot
the rtewt of iCOrraponJenta.
oommonicattoiiB ro to the
PSOF. ATKIBTS FOR FATEITEVILLE
Tbo. Fayetterillo Normal bciog ono
of tbe most important in the State,
should bare one of the best normal
teachers at its head. It sbonid have
one well up in the modem school
teaching, u a good dUcipfiDarian, ond
all that tends to make a pure chiistian
model 'for the young. Prof. S. G
Atkins, of Lisingstono College, comes
nearer this than any man wc know.
As we know the people of that mc-
tioD, and know Prof. Atkins, wc sug
gest him as the best selection that
possibly bo made for the principalship
of that school.
Prof. Atkins was bom and educated
in North Carolina, by nature adapted
to teaching, and is a hard student and
a fine scholar. Wc sincerely hope the
hoard will appoint as Prof. .Smith'
successor, Prof. 8. G. Atkina.
forofiee; white repnhlieaiw base no
hut on the day of tbe eleotion all
will be fbnnd at tbe pells reedy
to cast a ballot to abolish internal
revenue, to protect the industries of
this country and replace confidence in
the mone^Intereste that will deliver
ns from a money panic. They will
vote to restore to os a government of
the'^ople for the people and by tbe
people. They care not for Ute name
of tbe party. They no longer fear
tbe “Niggir” cry of Mr. Vanoe, for
they all have sense enongh to know
white men are going to mle this State,
it matters not under what name.
North Carolina is ripe for a changi
Wc care not for the name of our stan
dard-bearer. We have hosts of good
men. We will follow any.
NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS.
Tbe colored voter is not so very
enthusiastic in politics nowadays os he
was a few years bock Ho has some,
what lost eight of the office promised
by some leading revenucr or big
officer elsewhere. He has also been
porsuadod by Hr. Cleveland's conrsc
that he will not go back into slavery
because the democratic party is
power. Tho while republican of the
past has gone to his store, his farm
other business and bis politics arc
Our primaries are now being held
in the counties, a^ in many localities
are run wholely by colored' men
beeanso tho white republicans fail lo
go in the primaries and arc
known. Whatever is lost by the
party ahould be laid to tbe white
republicans. They should go in the
primaries, make themselves known
and assist in starting the party out
right. They ahould not wait t(
looked up aud then expect the places
of honor at the bands of the party.
The Negro ia the republican party in
North Carolina, but he is much better
satisfied when led by white men.
Tbe Democratic party though
power in National and State nffaii
is still restlcas. Much complaint has
been made of the Internal Revenue
laws and the democratic party has for
years refused to abolish the system
after promising the people year by
year to do so. Our members in con-
greas now refuse to support a bill
which abolishes the system and sup
ports one which retains it simply ho-
causo Hr. Cleveland dont want to do
away with the officus. Our Congress
men and democratic newspapers admit
that the Randall bill suits the people
of North Carolina better than the
Mills bill, bat becansu Randall is not
in accord with the I’rcsidvnt, they
will not support bis hill. These poor
demoeratie Congres-stnen from N'orlh
Carolina had ralhct displease, the
people that sent them there than dis
please the I’reaidcnt. Poor fellows,
tbe people will loam them a lesson.
Odious repablican Revenue offi-
oen and the like are not hero to
embarrass tbe people now. The
odium u in the democratic party.
Tbe white people of western North
Carolina arc leaning that tbe “bloc
boUlea” are a worse pest than tbe
“nd leged grass hoppers.” They
have also grown tired of this auto-
entie eonnty government. They want
!• elect their own magistrates and
eoonty oommUsionera and they know
if the republicans get oont^l of tbe
legisUtaro they will change these
things. The people know these things
and will in November next demand
Tbe democrats have greatly Inereas-
sd (be rwBuing expensss of tbe State
government They ent off on tbe
left and add on tbe right and have
saved nolbing. The oobred man Is
DO longer seared of sisvory nor greedy
.Vr. /Afi/or.—As quite a nnmber of
your readers arc - acquainted with
Statesville, I beg leave to aay some
thing about tho recent festivities of the
children, through the vslnablo col-
umns of the much beloved MBssenaBR
On the 2Ctb of March tho closing
exercises of the pnbltc school in dis
trict No. 4l'. taught by Mr. D. 8.
Alexander, took place The inelo-
money of tho weather prevented oui
being present, but wc arc told that
the exercises tverc a credit to both
teacher and pupils.
Friday evening, March 30lh, tbi
children in school district No. 00 cn
tertained their parents and friends
with a short prognnninc, which
much enjoyed by all, and highly
spoken of by friends. Rut Monday,
April 2d, crowned all. A proces
sion, consisting of the members of the
A. M. K '/Aon and Second Presbyte
rian Sabbath Schools, formed at tbe
latter named chnrch, and headed by
the S. C. C. band, marched to Union
Grove, where they listened to ad
dresses delivered by Revs. D. Rrown,
C. C. Somerville, and M. V. Mara-
ble—after which they repaired to the
tables, ladcncd with good things, and
partook of a bountiful repast. Next
in order was the debating, by a num
ber of gcutlcmcn, which was much
enjoyed by all. The exercises were
carried on with prccisiou. Everything
passed off quietly and lovely. The
addresses wcrc^all timely, and the
debating very good, which shows that
our young men arc trying* to improve
their minds Rut we s^nld feel that
we had done the race, and also Rev
I>. Rrown an injustice, should wt
close Uiis letter without special moD'
tion of.-'Chc address delivered by the
above named gentleman. It was what
some call a “temperance speech,
but wc shall call it “an earnest ap
peal to our race." He reasoned with
the fathers in behalf of their ehil-
drcD. He spoke of the misses, who
would ere long bo Mrs. , and
appealed to the fathers to vote that
their sons might be honest and sober
.. and that their daughters might
not be the wives of drunkards. Mr.
Rrown is, indeed, a model minister.
He not only teaches by precept, bnt
by example also. He loves bis race,
believe that he would con
sider no sacrifico too great could be
but know that it would lift them to a
higher standard of virtue and morali
ty. When vre see him putting forth
such strenuous efforts wo think of
Jeremiah ix:1, “Uh, that iny head
;rc waters,” Ac.
Now, Mr. Editor, for fear of being
cunsigned to the waste basket, wo
elosc. Respectfully, -
April 3d. 1888.
HATE HOME END IN TIEW.
However apparently extravagant
nature may seem in some of her out
lays, a close observation generally re
veals ID inexorable law of economy
running through her handiwork. Tbe
existence of every object is the ful
fillment of some plan of the Creator.
The higher in tho seale of creation an
object is, tbe more plain booontee the
end for which it exiata The broader
becomes its sphere of nsefalness.—
Standing highest of all earthly, man
has, oorre(|K>Ddiiig to his pises in
creation, his obligations, reeponsihili*
ties and reeiprooal duties. Ho exists,
for a purpoee, the worth of wbioh do*
pends upon the parity of the motlvM
inspiring U. fix on end whooo torsi*
nation deMds largely npon kb own
iking. Han vhrt ho wflb.
bat only a great and far-Bceing bring
knows what man will do. Nations
beeomc what they will, hot oiJy As
Oraat I Am knows what they will'
eome. A people aro tbe ahapen nf
Aelr own dwtiny, bat'oaly the In
finitely Wise knows what Aat destiny
will be. We shoald live for eome-
thing, if not we are otherwise nothing
bnt drone*, that are not any tervieo to
themselves or any one else.
To accomplish anything ia the end
wc should depend entirely upon self*
reliance, and be men of backbone
manhood—then we will reach the
helm by and by. We, as colored
people, should hold to the right thingi
and turn Ioom from those things wbioh
Among any people, intelleotoal ad-
vaneement, purely in itself, is no in-
fallible proof of progress in the
broader sense of the word, It is the
devotion to an application of sound,
virtuous principles, upon which de
pends the elevation of any pooplo.
Our intelleotual training should not
be less, but our aims and purposes
should be more olearly marked, and
our means of attaining higher fields of
usefulness should be more closely ad
He who enters upon the arena of
life with nothing in view, without
any particular thing to bo aoconiplisb-
cd, or any end to bo reached, is likea
ship steaming ent to sea without com
pass or rudder. There b a possibility
of its making any port; the greater
probability b tbit it will make
special one ; the greatest liability
that it will be hashed upon some ru
ged coast, or driven upon some
gloomy shore, and there perish un
heard of, having served no one an]
useful purpose. Many a man half
fitted for nothing lives aud dies, leav
ing nothing of which bis posterity can
boast. Whereas, bad he applied him
self to some calling, his life would
have been a blessing to bumanitv.
G. W. flAuen
Madrn, N. C.
The rcecDt municipal election
Mobile, .\Ia., was rendered n
'Ortby by the breaking down of the
color line for tbe first lime in
history of the city and indeed,
any latjM scale in tbe State. Hither
to the Uites have voted ono ticked
and tbe blacks another, in local
well os national contests; and so long
the Rcpublicons wore in power at
Washington, no change seemed
possible. Rut the negroes in Mobile
at last discovered that black
have nothing to gain, but rather
everything lo lose, by voting in a
solid mass. As tbe Ckritlian Reijxitrr.
.Mobile paper published by colored
men, says: “Wo have learned that
there is nothing in a name, and onr
action on last Monday b a proclama-
to the world that the rvgro is no
‘r a tool in tb. hanu:. jf ambi
tions men; neither is hb v.u a cat’s-
paw for the use of political monkeys.”
Newspapers In 1
From the edition of Qco. P. Rowell
A Co's “American Newspaper Direc
tory,” pnblisfacJ April 2d (its twen
tieth year), it appears that the News
papers and Periodicals of all kinds
issued in the united States and Can
ada, now number 16,310, showing a
gain of 600 during the last 12 months
and of 7,136 in 10 years.
Tho publishors of the Directory
assert that tho impression that when
the proprietor of a newspaper nndcr-
takes to state what has been hb exact
oircnlatioD, he does not generally tell
the truth is an erroneous one: and
they coDBpieionsIy offer a reward of
. 1100 for evxy instance in their book
or this year, where It can be shown
that the detailed report roMived from
a publisher was nntrne.
«TIBM eitten Better.”
IPren eoUsbitry Tnilb.)
Baldy Boydon ^vw os Ab good
one: As As obain gang went out to
wxk a morning or two ago, an old
negreM leaning ovx Ae fence watch
ing It pass, ezetaimed: “Eh! timet
gitten bet^—four white and Aree
niggers in As ehain gang.”
UBBER STAMP, wlA yonr
JCx/„AWBO it Fancy Type, 25
vbitinlnrds, and India Ink to mark
Linm, 26 fx erats (stanpo.) Book
of 2000 stylM free wiA each or^
Agents wanted. Big Pay, TiaiMs.
M%*e Go , ^Itimorq, Ma.
QABOLINA CENTRAL R. B!
eSAKGB or BCHEDVIf.
Wilmington, N. 0., Ju. 1, 188S.
No. 1. No. A No*. SAT
RTATIONB.Dallrez. Dailfex. Tri-
SubdBv. Band*7. wmklf.
IvWaiu'Rton OilOp.io. TOO. .
iTlAUrlnb'rg 11:SSli». S.OO e.m.
It Hamlet, 2;..
or Cbariotte TrOO
_ No.2. No.. NoaflA
STATIONS. Dillyex. Dailyex. Tri-
Bnnday. Sunday, weekly.
Train* Nob. }. and 2 make cloacoonnecljon
at Hamlet to and Oom Ralcifpi.
.i—i. between Wllraii
inronfth sleeping aus between Wllmins-
tun and Charlotte and Charlotte and Raleigh,
Take train No. 1 for BtatesvlUc and *101300*
the W. N. C. R. R. and points west. Also
Ix>cil Fr^ht Nos. S and 0 tri-weekly
between Laturinburs and tVllmington. No.
5 leaves Wilniineton Ta(9iUyi, Thursday*
and Saturday*. No. 0 leavca Laurlnburg on
.MotidsT*. weilneod-aya and Frldaj-s. ^
Ixica) Freight No*. 7 and 8 iri-weekl
laurlnburg and Chariottp. No. 7 IvavL.
laiirinimrg on Mondays. Wednesdays and
Fridays. No. 8 leaves Cha luticon Tuesdays,
Tliuniosys and Satunlayi.
I,. C. JONES, SuperintendenL
F. W. CLAUK. Ocneral Pameogcr Agt.
C APE FEAR and'
TakingoflcctS.OOa.m., Monday. Dee. 10,1887.
Toaik* Moviso Nocrii.
I’oamiger Freight and
LvBennciLsville 8:15 am
Ar Maston, 0:25
Lv Maxton, n-As
Paiwcngcrand Mail No. 1—dinnef atsanford.
Pass, mill Mail. No. 11—dinneroSGi
Tkains Movfso Sovtti.
I.v Amnl 4:01) p ni
Ar Greensboro, >i:(u
3dvi p r
Lv Maxton. 0:40 0:45
Ar ItcnneCtsville 8:00 12:00 m
I’omccgcrand .Mall No. 2^-liiincr at Sanfortl
FACTOKY ORANCH-FREIGIIT AND
Ta.tiss Moviicu North.
I-eave Millboro, 8:00 a. m.
Arrive Greensboro, 0:30
Traiss MoriRu SulTil
l.cavc (ireensl)orn l -aon m
l«ye Factory Ji
Arrive Millboro, ;
Pawenger ond Moil Trains run daily
FrcigliC and Acroinmodalion Train ntnA
from Kaycltevlllc lo Bcmietlsville and return
on Mondays, WcdnCMlays and Fridays; from
FoyctlcvMlc lo Oreensbom on 'riioivtay*.
Thundays and Saturdays, and from Greens
boro to Fayetteville on Mondays, Wrtlnes-
Trains on Foclory Drancli run dally
CITY LOTS FOK SALE.
r OFFER FOR SALK ONELAllGE
L t'lly Lot. in ward 2.on D and ItounJoiy
1, frr—-- ’ ■
ting John Siiiltli, James Strong
and I'rrecy Mcbane—adlulniiig Howell and
J. G. Shannon house. TuEslot b larp- i-tiough
r...» . . wlir>«ll:lifap
for four l>i'auliful lmildii-,„
.\ddma F H HOWELL
lAKk ilox 38. New Berno. N.
BARBER SHOP !
THE OLDEHT AVU BEST.
Kiperlenced and polite workmen always
ready to wait on cu.Hlomeni. Hen- you will
get a neat HAIR LTT and elciii SHAVE
JOHN a HENDERSON
cl, I'harlolte. -t. C.
DIKAGREEAHLE CONTROVERKIEN I
wiUi agcnbi who persuade you to wnd oil
your little picture* lo New York to hove them
enlarged and framed. You con have ail tbie
•art of work done at home much better and
just as cbnip. notwilbstanding the bis* oiwer
(ion* Ibne agents make to you, by calling at
CharioUe. N. C.
Dr. J. T. Williams
Office honis fromOlolO a. ra. 2loS p m.
Office No. 24 Wat4lh rtraet.
Nlgbt call* from reeidance No. 60$ South
E. street, Charlotte. N. V.
H B KENNEDY,
Confeetlonartes, Fanejr and
CbiekcuB, BuUer, Vegeta*
bl«. and all klaSof Cowntn
Evwrjrtkiu kept la a wall ragwlatad
Oroaarv Stan. Fum fraita a mri*
altj. No. MS Stath OralMm atmt,
OkarioMa, N. 0.
NEW COrriN HOUSE.
Largest Stock Coffins in the State.
We are prepared to furnish everything in the Undertaking Line.
Everything New. Open at-nll hours..
NEW HEARSE ESPECIALLY FOR THE
CLOTHING OF ALL KINDS FOR BUUIAL FURPOSEH.
Charlotte Undertaking Co.,
14 S. Tiyron Street, opposite Ucntral Hotel.*
LADIES’ DRESS MATERIALS,
at lOc.. i2lc., 15c.. 30c., 2Sr. a
' lip. in 19 of the newest shades.
14 Bhadw, nt C8 cent' per yard.
ft Bliaalea, nt CO (min per yairl.
28 cciil* n pnir, Perfert tilling.
lit 25 cenU eacii. TIicm: Mund iinxiir(ia*i>cil.
LADIES’ MUSLIN UNDERWEAR,
CHEMISE nt 25 cenbi ami up.
DRAWERS at 2-5 eonls ami up.
CORSET COVERS at 25 cents aud up.
SHIRTS, full long, 39 cents and up.
CORSET COVERS 25 erni* a
BRAND NEW STOCK
bos arrived. NO .«HODDY GOODS.
-A.IDK/IV’H] I .\T 49 cents you buy a man’s naUundriiil
IN THE I Urtw Shirt, linen beworo, ro-inforrc»t leirk
HAPPY HIT SHIRT I
Regulator of Low Prices.
E. M. ANDREWS,
Has the larewt and SliM Complelr Stock of
In North Carolina.
COFFINS & METALLIC CASES.
Pianos ANf) Qrgans
Chickering Pianos, Arion Pianos,
Bent Pianos, Mathushek Pianos,
Mason & Hamlin Pianos.
Mason & Hamlin Organs, Bay State
Organs, Packard Organs,
E. M. ANDREAVS, ; Tiiauk Stkk,x CnASLoTTE, N. C.
is published every Saturday at
CHARLOTTE, - - N. C.,
in the interests of the
It is the only Republican paper in the
Western end of the sixth
Subscription, $1.60 per year.
.W. C. Smith,
£!ditor and Proprietor,
Charlotto, N. C.