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No. 86.
UMI MlbMTlberS.
iiii(;s look fii.jM
yh.'0)i'i'"" of Tne Caucasian and
l). opinion of others which we
Cm Endorse on the Various
Topics of the Day.
tli'n life God is Avith
j,.v,.i-; in the next the
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itl. God."
iii-i i' ii has never bee:- Avant
uJ ,ii -y in i -ntliy for Ireland, and
ti. ,.-m.U' of that country have
v-r !;i ! I l t show then ap-
ri i' :ii of that factAvhen op
i.i tiiiii!y iiffo: df (1. At a public.
meeting in Cork to express sym
j .it 1 ll v
lor the Couemaugh suf-
slJV) was subscribed in
minutes. N. Y. World.
;i Nov
i lir following paragraph from
t!n- Philadelphia Press, shows
tin- ;iiirrcialion our Northern
tii, iuls have for the generous
cniitiiiiiiiins of tlie r'outh to
wn nl th" sufferers of the Johns -l.iun
Tin- Suiitli is r i-pt)ixliii nobly to
u-towii's cry t distress. The
-uli'liiy of the South, when it conies
ilnun ii) charity, is one of the most
"lurioiis characteristics of the Union.
mail facilities are in a
depln :i.ble condition on account
oi l!'.' incompetency of Wana
mik.'iV 'Veen horn" postal
clerks Letters and papers" are
sent to almost every place but
the r jfl 1 1 one, and much incon
venience arises from delay and
tlie non-an ival of important
mail. The .louesboro Leader,
in speaking of the state of af
iYns. says :
"tin ihe8:h inst. no newspaper
mail was received at this oltlce ex
vci tin; Progressive Fanner. A
few days before a postal addressed
to Waycross was returned by one
intelligent route agent marked, "no
such nllice in tlie State," but it ap
pears that he found it on second tri
al, as postmaster Caddell readdress
t'd it in an emphatic manner.
"A L'tter from Southern Pines to
S.inlonl, less than !50 miles apart, in
this county, on a direct line of rail,
is reported as having taken two days
to reach its destination.
Paris is , all in irritation be
cause the American arul English
exhibitors in the Exposition re
fuse to take part in the show on
Sundays. All honor to those
stout-hearted men who, person
ally perhaps not pious, hold on
their Christian faith in the very
centre of the hostile citadel.
ror their tenacity is rebuke, if
not defiance, to the principles
which denounced oblivion to the
Christian creed, which oblitera
ted the Christian Sabbath, and
hroight contempt upon the
Chiistian worship bv infamous
and impious substitution for ho
ly, -acred Christian symbols
those of the lewd and shameless
doddess of Reason. The sturdy
faith of the Anglo Saxon holds
on unfaltein and unfearing to
its (Jod; and amid the fanes of
the dethroned yet still worship
ped Goddess of Reason, bows
down to Him alone. Citizen.
I he Teachers' Assembly is
in session this week at More
head City. The new and ele
gant Assembly Hall will be the
sc. lie of instructive lectures
etc., for the next several da.vs
and the teachers of North Caro
lina will be given the opportu
nity of receiving advice and in
struction from some of the
ablest and most successful edu
cators of the State. This is an
-xcellent institution for our
teachers and reflects credit upon
them and upon the State. Be
sides the instruction received at
its sessins.tlifl i effects ofj; pleas
ant vacation by the seaside, the
refreshing ocean breezes, and
delightful surf are of Incalcula
ble benefit. Here the tired
teachers who.have labo ed with
out ceasing for the past, ten"
months, can get a much needed
J-st, and tlyat with the very
companions they most desire.
It deserves the support of all
friends of education in North
1 1 1 : fo i; ; i it at w inch i rr i : i :
Ami II; will not I'iis Through
the IVniteiitiar.v Ciutc.
.Judge Phillips, who held Kor
sythe court, told the Sentinel a
pathetic incident which occur
red at the last term of Surry
court. It beautifully illustrates
the tender sympathy of one old
soldier foranother who lias been
In the case of the State vs.
John Stuart, indictment for lar
ceny, the prisoner appeared in
the court-room, shuffling along,
scarcely able to walk. lie wore
a soiled check shirt, a very much
worn suit and a battered hat.
Appearing as State's witnesses
were two well dressed, sleek
looking men, who clearly show
ed by their looks that they we: e
determined to send the old man
to the penitentiary if possible.
"Has the prisoner any coun
sel V" asked Judge Phillips.
"I have none, your Honor,"
answered Muart. " L am a poor
man, unable to pay an attor
ney." The Judge saw by the man's
looks that this was an unusual
o -sc, and said, "Well go on and
tell your story."
''Well, sir, I was in the Con
federate army and at the battle
of Winchester was shot through
the hips. Since then it has been
exceedingly hard for me to sup
port myself. I went to work
for this man last year and work
ed eight months, upon his pro
mise to ooaru ana clothe me
and to pay me what my servi
ces were worth. During that
time he paid me ten cents, with
which I bought tobacco. At
the end of eight months he re
fused to pay me any money and
refused to give me any clothes,
saying that my services were
worthless. Then, your honor, I
went "into his wardrobe, took a
suit of clothes to hide my nak
euness ana leit. He hau me
ndicted for larceny and I have
been in jail ever since."
as ine oia man iinisned a
wished murmur of indignation
was heard throughout the court
"You say you were shot at
Winchester?" asked Judge Phil
ips, who was himself an officer
in that sjdendid and memorable
!Yes, sir."
"Were you in the second
charge, to the left, on the other
side ef the town ?'
The prisoner's face brighten
ed. "Yes," he said, "I was
there, Rhodes' division, and ivas
shot while crossing the ravme
just below the hill."
The Judge was certain that
the old veteran wTas telling
truth, but to be certain he call
ed the State's witness.
While this witness was giving
in his testimony, which was to
the effect that the old man's
story was about right but that
he refused to, pay him anything
because his services were worth
less, Stuart leaned over to Solic
itor Settle. "Mr. Settle" he
said, "your father and I wrere
friends. I lived in Rockingham
county and your father persuad
ed me to enlist in his company.
I received ay wound while fol
lowing him. Since then it has
been a hard struggle f or'iiie to
keep out of the poor house."
By this time Judge Phillips,
Solicitor Settle and everybody
else in the court-room was satis
fied that the old soldier had
been pitilessly prosecuted and
the faces of the on lookers show
ed the deepest pity and sympa
thy for the unfortunate man and
the blackest indignation for his
heartless employer.
"Mr. Solicitor," said the Judge,
"change your bill of indictment
from larceny to trespass." Thi
was willingly done by Mr. Set
"Now," he continued, "Judg
m en t is suspended and the pris
oner is discharged.".
Scarcely had the last word
beeu spoken before every man
in the room applauded, and
great tears were seen rolling
down the cheeks of strong men
A similar scene Judge Phillips
tells us he has never seen in the
As the old man who, half an
hour before had been friendless
hobbled out of the court-room,
hundreds of men drew around
him to shake his hand. Our
townsman, Hon. W. B. Glenn,
volunteerecr ins services 10 se
cure a pension; Mr. Holly lld
offered him a position as miller
arxd in less than five minutes a
handsome purse was made up to
buy the old soldier a com 'orta
ble suit of clothes.
Needless to add, he was al
most overcome with gratitude
and to his dying day he tfill
bless the memory of his old
comrade-in-arms, and his gene
rous new-found friends. Wip
ston Sentinel.
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He Delivers the Alumni Address at
the Commencement, Wednes
day Evening, June 12th.
Our townsman, I). IJ. Nichol
son, h.sq. active) eu the annual
address before the Alumni As
sociation last ACeek. His sub
ject was "Our Alma Mater; A
Retrospect and a Prospect."
The following outline will
serve to indicate the character
and scope of his speech. Regin-
ning, Mr. ieholson said:
Time, in his silent but steady
tread, has reached another mile-
tone. The seasons have run
another cycle. Another schol
astic year has written its histo
ry upon the ever receding scroll
of the past. We have met to
gether again to hoiu unei com
munion in thee familiar haunts,
to catch what of inspiration we
may from the exercises of this
atmiversarj'' occasion and to add
to them what we can of interest
and profit. Upon my election a
year ago to occupy this hour
my heart throbbed with pride
that my brethren should deem
me a fit recipient of so high au
honor; But when the sober sec
ond thought came and reflection
held calmer sway, that feeling
gave place to one of misgiving
lest the sequel might prove the
choice not a bappy one; anil so
much did that thought oppress
my spirits that it became a seri
ous question in my miud wiat
the brethren were thinking
about when they elected me or
ator. There may be some things
that I am, but certainly there is
one thing that I am not. "I am
no orator as Brutus is," and just
now I feel towards myself much
like the editor did towards Josh
Killings, to whom the latter
sent an original poem for publi
cation, and who returned it with
this note: "Dear Josh: You may
be. a fool, but you ara no poet "
But it is the part of the true
philosopher to accept wi th equa
nimity the inevitable, and I ac
quiesce in the "superior judg
ment of the powers that be,
with the consoling thought that
after all the brethren must have
had an eye to " "the eternal fit
ness of things," inasmuch as in
choosing an orator it was emi
nently proper to select one who
could the place. And, as Ar
te mus Ward said of his wax fig
ures, here I am larga as life and
twice as natural: IThe speaker
tips the beam at 2o0 pounds.
In accepting the trust so kind
ly bestowed it was not amont?
all my thoughts to woo the mu
ses to regale your intellectual
appetites, nor to strew in your
mental pathway the flowers of
fancy, iur yet to traverse some
field of unexplored scientific re
search or scholarly investiga
tion. 1 chose rather the part of
the prudent literary mariner,
who deemed it wisest to keep
near the shore lest his frail
barque be swamped in a sea of
difficulties. Then if there are
those present who came to enjoy
a "feast of reason and a flow of
soul" in hearing a fine speech,
abounding in high sounding
phrases and clasic lore, let them
prepare to be disappointed, am
let me beg them to judge my
performance, when it is ended
by another standard ot merit
For if it shall be my good for
tune to direct your thoughts to
the proper consideration of t
subject which oughtto be prom
incut in the mind and dear to
the heart of every member o
this Association,- if I shall be
able to stimulate your college
pride, to awaken jour latent
ambition to see this institution.
whose name we profess to cher-"
ish and whose honor is in our
keeping, take her place in the
front rank of the great sister
hood of American colleges, and
to arouse your sluggish energies
to action such action a? wiil
surmount all obstacles, override
all difficulties and. and accept
no result but success I shall
deem my pleasant task well
done and will be quite content
to roll the responsibility of sup
plying the eloquences for this
commencement occasion upon
other and more competent
shoulders. subject had not been
announce1 tlie, atset J?
might have aiieady Jvined it.
I greet you, then, bretui?-Q, ,an(
friends, in the name of our Al2La.
Mater, whose cause I come to
plead, and I beg that you will
hear me for that cause. Whp is
this nourishing mother ? What
of her origin? What of her
life? What of her mission?
What of her destiny? These are
i interesting, important, nav ino
jmentoua question;. Their an
! swer and solution afford a theme
abounding in interest; prcsent'a
study commandiiu the most as
siduous attention; and demand
a zealous dsvotiou worthy the
highest of human effort and hu
man aims. In the brief space
oftime allotted to an Alumni
Address it were futile to attempt
more than a suggestive sketch
oi the expansive field which
you halve been invited to look
upon. To do even this will levy
perhaps too great a contribution
upon your time and forbearance.
But the nature of the subject
demands that we look back up
on the very cradle of the now
portly matron whose life history
we wish to contemplate and into
whose future we wish to peer.
And it is quite likely that while
I am relating the story of her
humble birth and simple life,
some of her younger sons may
smile with derision and ever
lose proper filial regard for their
literary ancestress. But let them
despise not the day of small
things. Why, I was once a baby
my self. I make this statement
upon the authority of my mo-
her aud my nurse, two compe
ent and creditable witnesses,
whose testimony cannot be suc
cessfully controverted, however
much present appearances may
eem to be against them. And
you shall have equally conclu
sive proof if it is wanted that
that this College, this queen of
science and of letters seated, up
on her throne of knowledge, be
decked with her crown of hon
or, adorned with her sparkling
jewels of truth and virtue, hold
ing sway over a domain stretch
ing from the shores of the Ches
apeake to the borders of the.
Gulf, and from the Atlantic to
the rolling prairies that lie be
yond the Father of Waters, and
governing with her migic wand
of affection her thousands of
loyal subjects, was once an hum
ble rustic maiden, or to drop the
metaphor and speak the plain
truth was once a "backwoods
From this point he briefly
traced the history of the Col
lege from its origin as a prima
ry school house in 1838, with
Rev. B. York as teacher, through
all of its stages of growth and
progress as Union Institute, Nor
mal College and Trinity College.
It way chartered as Normal Col
lege in 18S0 and as Trinity Col
lege in 1859. The first class
graduated in 1853. The college
became the property of the N.
C. Conference, M. E. Chuich,
South, about 1857 or 1858. To
the late lamented Dr. Craven,
the real founder of the Cotlege,
he rjaid this tribute : "The eye
dims, the heart swells, the
tongue falters as that name of
blessed memory calls for utter
ance, and I fain would avoid it
lest I might not pronounce with
becoming reverence. But could
there have been an Iliad with
out a Homer ? Could there have
been a temple without a Solo
mon? Could there have been
flowers without sunshine? Could
there have been love without a
heart? Could there be a universe
without a God? Then there
could have been no Trinity Col
lege without a Braxton Craven
But he nends no feeble words of
praise from me. His works do
follow him; and the power of
his intellect, the glory of his
life, and the grandeur of his
achievements will live in their
impress upon the future as long
as learning shall have a friend,
-truth an admirer, or ambition a
devotee. Brethren, we loved
him because we knew he loved
us, and our tongues will cleave
to the roofs our mouths syid our
right hands will forget their
cunning ere we shall cease to
cherish that nam of all names
dearest to us as .Trinitarians.
Let us emulate his virtues, fol
low bis precepts and honor his
memory, it the . spirits ot the
departftd are allowed to come
back to earth and the cherished
objects of this life can divide
the joys of heaven, it were no
idle fancy to say ihat his spirit
is present with u? at this mo
ment, and as we behold it with
the eye of faith let us greet it
in the language of the great
Italian poet, when he met the
instructor of his youth, in the
realms of shade :
Oh, neyer from the memory of my
Your dear paternal -i ma-re shall de
Who while on earth, ere yet by death
. surprised,
Taught ine how mortals are immor
tali zed :
How grateful am I for that patient
care, .
All my life long my language shall
so much
to us he
It is di
was mnro
vinelv .mnTrPTi Jftat greater love
hath tin mar, thori YJS that lie
will lay down his litou.18
inenu. lnnny was at onc uu
friend and his burden. It was
too much. "Hope deferred
maketh the heart sick." Flesh
and blood could hold oat no
lunger. Years of unremitting
and unrequited toil against odds
wUch none but those nearest to
him can at all appreciate, a load
of anxiety for the establishment
and successor the college, an in
domitable determination which
nothing but death cnld con
quer, a burning ambition to see
the desire of his heart accom
plished, and oftrepeated, soul
crushing disappointments laid
their united and relentless grasp
upon him, and that stalwart
f "aiue was shaken at its base,
that stout heart weakened in its
pulsations, those unquavering
nerves lost their tension, the
life-sustaining forces gave up
their functions, aud one Novem
ber night the, wires flashed Dr.
Craven is dead. How fit the
season. As nature was teeming
with the ripeness ot her lruit-
. - . ..I
age and the year was just grow-
lugokl, lie too was ripe in lus
labors, ripe in his honors, ripe
in faith and in love and had jus.
reached the border line of old
age. But beintr dead he yet
speaketh. Let us heed the si
lent message that comes from
his voiceless tomb, and go for
ward with renewed determina
tion toward the goal of truth,!
usefulness and houor to which
he directed and allured ns."
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The speaker here gave an in
teresting review of the success
es of Trinity's sons in the vari-
ous professions. He paid many
glowing tributes to Trinity and
her illustrious sons, and made
an appeal to the Methodists of
the State to "stand by and sup
port the institution of their de
nomination that has done so
The remaining paragraphs
were mainly devoted to college
reminiscences and local occur-
rences, which the general reader
would have to undrstand to ap-
predate. They were mtersper-
ced with flashes of wit and hu-f their cotton this year. The Al
mor, which' the audience greatly Ranee also endorsed the fruit
enjoyed. As a specimen we
give his striking, original and
ingenious pun upon the present
faculty of the College, the name
of every professor and the pres-
ldent being included m it:
"To the students who are here
let me sav a few words in pass-
ing by way of encouragement
and stimulation. And to dis-
pense with needless pielimina-
nes, youn, gentlemen,, l ao not
propose to Bandy, words, nor to
talk ine-Pegram, but to speak
in plain English. Ihe old times
oi wuicii i nave spoken iiuve
f Y I . 1 I-wn.
Gannaway (gonp away) and a
newr era has dawned upon us
with its new problems and its
new possibilities. But there is
no telling to what lieitman can
reach if he will nerve his Arm-
strong tor the oattie oi ine ana
determine to pay the full Trice
of success. Whatever else
may happen, let it De under-
stood that henceforth the bird Miss Liete will lemain here for
that dons the plumage of Trini- a few months on a leaye of ab
ty must learn to Crowell." sence, and then will return to
Then briefly expressing to the
present management the conn-
dence of the Alumni in them
and pledging their co-operation
for the good of the College,
closed as follows
"If it has been my good for
tune to contribute anything to
the entertainment of this amia
ble audience, to utter a single
sentiment that will give impulse
o the glorious Avork that lies
before the College, and to touch
the chord of a sweet memory in
the breastof thee,"my brethren,
I am thrice happy. Aow, as Ave
breathe in parting a silent prayer
of God's speed to Trinity in her
upAATard and onward career, let
it be our loftiest ambition and
out highest, desire to meet one
day where there shall be no
WhPr tinifi and iain. and chance
and death expire,
Where momentary ages are no more;
Where seraphs gather immortality
On life's fair tree fast by the throne
of God.'"
The price of sugar is advanc
ing and the present outlook is
that the advance will continue, street, is one of the ham ' so m -The
sugar market has been A-ery pst the city. It is au iron
active during the past week. and f r0t.
Jobbers and refiners have been
buying all the raw ana rennea
.... n
sugar obtainable. Their purchas-
es have been very heavy. Lhey
deny any intention to corner the
market. . -
jnere nas Deen a marsea m
crease in the consumption
the United States of late. Dnr
ing the first fave months of the
year 1888 the number or. ions
of sugar used was 402,434. The
amount used nuring the first
months or this pear was u,wu
tons greater. N. Y. Star.
No principle is more noble, as
there is none more holy, than
that .of a true obedience.
New Building for the Presbyterian
Sunday School The Favette
ville Bucket Factory.
jReg. Cor. Caivas.iax.1
Faykttkvuj.k, N. I'., )
Juiie 17th, lhsi. J
Thursday morning a :i o'clock
A. M. an alarm of fire called
out the fire department. The
fire proved to be tlie dwelling of
A. G. Thornton, out on North
street. The house was burned.
as it was enveloped in flames be
fftre thH pntrine. (ccould iret
n 1 i- - -
there. Loss. 81. 8 00. Insurance.
i 900.
The F. I. L. I. is getting in
fine trim for the encampment
. prize of S2-00 for the bet
drilled and 810.00 for the second
best is being competed for. A
large number of members will
go, and a
good portion of the
of this city will be
Messrs. J. S: O. Evans are
building a large store house on
the corner of Gillespie am;
Franklin streets.
Hon. Thos. H. Sutton, of this
citv, will deliver the Literary
address at ihe commencement
0f Spring Hill Academy, in
Richmond county, on the 28th
Miss Bert McDuflie, a charm
ing young lady of this city re
ceived the Cheif Marshall's re
galia at the receut University
commencement for being the
handsomest young lady present,
dnfl they were there-by the hun-
The County Alliance at their
meeting last Tuesday resolved
to use cotton bagging to cover
canning factory and pledged
their best efforts to advance its
interest by delivering asuflicient
f supply of fruit, tomatoes &c
We are glad to see such impor-
tant action as the farmers are
taking in dealing with the "jute
trust." It is said that if cotton
coyering is used that it will re-
quire thirty-two million pounds
of cotton, and it is thought will
increase the price of cotton
Judge James MacRae, having
finished his spring circuit, !at
home for a vacation
I -V 1 .
miss Isabella lete. who is
principal of a college in Tokio,
Japan, arrived here last Monday,
muh to the delight of her many
friends. She is engaged in the
missionary work, and her school
has fOUr foreign (American)
teachers and nine Japanese
teachers. Tokio, she savs, has
a population estimated all the
way from one to two millions
her duties in that foreign land
She is much in love with the
work. She has been iu Japan
for eight years
Fine ripe peaches have made
their appearance on ihe market.
Most of them are beingshipped
to the Northern cities.
The first engagement oi the
late Avar took place at Big Beth-
ei, Va., on June 10th, 1GJ.
There are many surAriAors of
that fight living in this city at
least thirty, and on Monday last,
June 10th, ihey celebrated the
tAveiity-eighth anniversary at
Worrell's pondabeut ten miles
to the weft of heie. They tho-
roughly enjoyed the re-union
Messrs. D. B. Nicholson and
cj. P. Jerome passed through
here last Wednesday.
The Confederate Veteran's
Camp fund for the first Aveek
toots up $ i50. i. ne largest sud-
scription was $2o from the la rge
hearted Hon. Chas. M. Stead-
man, of Wilmington. The
amount is gratifying for the
first week and avc hope it will
- De trebbled in another weok
Hosnnthal's new store, on Hay
nPV. t? t. Grav. who recent I v
1 ' ' " '
tendered his resignation as pa-i
tor of the Baptist Church, has
accented a call to a church iu
Denver Co'.
Ftaliinur frolics seem to ba the
- rage now. One party Avent up
in un nhnrRs mills last week and
- ra,urht one hundred-and fifty
nne gi
Some of the merchants Lave
adopted the half holiday plan
b f or the summer, and now close
their stores every Friday after
noon at 2:30 o'clock. This gives
the clerks an opportunity to rest
and do a better day's work on
The Southern Telegraph Com
pany ha.- secured anofSce In ihe
Thorn ton I louse, on NaT street.
next to the Western Union of
fice. It is hoped a cutting of
rates will take place, as t! ey
can cnargr lew and make a
good interest on stock. not
A temporary organization of
the corporators of the Fayett-
vine v -ui emarie rauioad was
effected la.t Saturday at the
meeting In this city. Mr.' John
Blue was elected uj chairmun
and Mr. Z. W. Whitehead, secre
tary. A committee wo appoin
ted t confer with the V. F. A
Y. V. railroad company and the
R. fc A. A. railroad. There is
littlo doubt but what the road
will be-pushed tornmpletton at
no distant day.
One of the most profitable
and busy places in PayetUville
during the warm weather is tlie
Ice Factory. Two thousand tons
of clear and sparkling ice are
turned out every day. It is
shipped to many points up and
down the railroads.
The Bucket factory is au in
teresting place to viit. The
limt'llilWr- iu if llmluxl' nnllarn 1
and make, and before vou think!
it is started good an iron-bound
well bucket, a white cedar wa
ter bucket, Ac, is placed before
you. ihe present capacity H
thirty dozen per day. It has
created a market for wood and
and the people benefitted. Such
industries is, what North Caro
lina towns need to make them
lively. ,
Tlie Sunday School of the
First Presbyterian Church has
grown to such an extent as to
necessitate the building of a
larger school room. Plans are
being prepared for a large brick
building to ccyit about 2,000.
It will have several apartments,
one lor the infant class, one for
the Bible classl a ladies' meet
ing room and the main audience
room. The whole will be con
nected by folding doors. The
Mission School, in the eastern
part of the ci ly, is also in a flour
idiing condition.
Closing Kvercises at this
Known Institution.
Commence Exercises of this
excellent institution ended on
last Thursday. The Literary
Address was delivered by Hon.
Win. Ii. Wi'son, of West Va.,
and has been pronounced, by
competent judges, one of the
finest efforts ever heard iu the
State. The exercises through
out Ave re of unusual interest and
the speeches of the graduating
class were above the average.
Matiy distinguished visitors
were present, and the entire pro
gramme Avas crowned Avith suc
cess... The News and Observer
correspondent says :
Dr. Carter preacher the iiaiuiiil
sermon Wednesday night from
14th verse of the 2-th 1'salm.
Secret of the Lord is w ith them that
fear Him." Dr. Carter's stvle is
particularly his own. Ititli in con
ception, vigorous! and ludd iu his
delivery, hH discnur.-e Ava full of
tenderness and the t-implo truths of
flwi llilklik f lirmr i mitiilii'ti if ilia.
tinguished men have woiwunwl
this the ablest e ffort to which they
avc ever 1!
President Charles K. Taylor, after
deliA'ering the diploma?, delivered
a most touching address to the grad
uating class. lie congratulated the
class upon the bright future before
them, si.yingthat they would live
n the twentieth century. He was
also faithful to warn them of the
obligation they - 'ere iuhPt for the
high privileges they had enjoyed.
Plenty of room at the top," said
Dr. Tavlor. but how to get there U
the question.
Among the announcement ot the
chairman of the Board of Trustees
were that the degree of A. M. hal
been conferred on Prof. W. L. I'o-
leat, and that Mr. Chas. I". Hrewer
had been elected Profewor of Chem
istry in the place of Prof. A. L. 1J
rinton, who resigned thi-i work to
t ke a position in the I Diversity ot
This closes a mobt delightful com
mencement as well as the u.ost pros
perous session in the hi dory of tlie
college. '
The statement has beeu pub
lished that the Nprthe n syndi
cate which has purchased 30,
0f,0 aces of - land in Camden
and Currituck 'counties, In this
S!?te, and Norfolk county, Va.,
will divide a portion of it Into
fifty ace farms, with a v'ew t
colonizing with people from
Western New York aud Canada.
This Avill an opportunity
to test the colonizing experi
mint, Avhich has never, as far as
our intormation goes, been at
tempted in the South on such
large scale. If it succeeds, as
we irust it - will, it will be but
the beginning of similar move
men's in other portions of the
South, Avhich present advan
tages and may offer inducements
for colonists. Wil. Star.
HH.IUtllN CD It M Kit.
.Something !tttrUu forth
Utile rJk.
(Vtvan j tr T CttTMtt rrfc Ht j
W. A. JohBWH.J
Wan btnx ' ? Hwwl.lot,
Till I tuul aa.Wrl in .11 ;
Miotllioc ai ImlttltBC I Mill m.
Mussing and ftmtx m tnrriit,
Itir Ike mirt . J
itunninff ar th- 4 raJliar.
T1! ! iiW4ilr tM-ture ton
on. t t MjtM I hmrt-r,
WHinjr In .lU urr I txr
One liUlr tUf fly raJUltf,
To little tvri w'.t.rin Mr,
TIk-a n my bcarl wuliy rrha
Word that, aUa ! wtt m trw,
Whllr hir il-r arm. clung artM a,
I'll le iiw.tair Wtocr m J"
.V Kxfwrianl fr Yiijr rVpl.
Take two tumblers oti filled
half full of fresh water. Put a
fresh eg In the tumbler of fresh
water. It will sink to the bot
tom. Put it in the tumbler of
salt water, and It will float on
top. Carefully pour the brine
through u long funnel Into the
bottom of the tumbler contain
ing the fresh water. The f resit
water will rise to the top, ami
will lie directly in the
of the glass ioisel be
tween the two.
Hitter Wri.
A single bitter word may dis
quiet an entire family for a
whole day. One surly glance
casts a gloom over the household
while a smile, like a gleam of
sunshine, may 11 ht up the dark
est and weariest hours. Like
unexpected flowers which spring
up along our path, full of fresh
ness, fragrance aud beauty, so
kind words, gentle acts, and
sweet dispositions maKe glad the
sacred spot called home. No
matter how humble the abode,
if it be sweetened with kindness
and smiles, the heart will turn
lovingly toward it from all the
tumults of the world, and home
il .t be ever sj homely, will be
the dearest spot beneath the cir
cuit of the Min.
da (iuri.
It is a great mistake to think
that with safety to yourselves
V.'Ucan raid improper books, or.
listen to impure talk, or coun
tenance unseemly Jests, or asso
ciate with people of doubtful
behavior. You often hear ieo
pic say young people, perliais,
more especially "Oh, yes! 1
read so-and-so f the beauty of
the verse, or tho power of the
story, or tho elegance of the
style; 1 enjoy all that, aud what
is wrong in it does not hurtme."
They are mistaken, and, it may
be, fatally mistaken. Wicked
and impure thoughts, words,
stories, songs, are so many un
barred lanes along which your
great enemy comes to tempt you.
There is a painful story told of
.fa man who, having leen once a
great sinner, was saved by the
power of (jod and brought to
lead a Christian life. He truly
repented of his si as, and strovo
to bring forth the fruits of re
pentance; but it ATa9 a thorny
path. When he sought to pray
or tc meditate, Instantly his
miud was flooded with impious
and irreverent and unclean pic
tures and phrasen from the ex
perience of his fonnet ungodly
years. The purity he would
lie couhl not secure, and the evil
thai he despised that was con
stantly present Avith him. He
warned by this Bid expe -ience;
turn resolutely from all things
in your daily life that are not
pure and lovely aud of good re
port, remembering that charac
ter, like t.loth when white, can
easily be dyed black, but when
once blackened can never be
made perfectly white again.
The following has been mail
ed us bj an unknown lady friend,
to wliom we i t t urn many thanks.
We sliaii be p leaned at all times
to revive communications for
this cd :: inn. All co respon
deucc, at.s.kers to enigmas, rid
dles, Ac,, Lould be addressed to
W. A. Johnson.
I am composed f 28 letters.
My 3, 5,4, 3, 18, is tin
a flower.
name of
1", 21, settles
a question
My 19, 2(, 22, is the name of one
we should love.
My 1, 5, 13. 22, 14. 7, Is desira
ble at all times.
My 2. 22, , i the name of a girl.
My 6, 4, 8, 13, is an exclamation
noting pity.
My 11, 2,12 is a biid.
My 1G, 28, ID, is a domestic ani
mal. My 27, 10, 23, o, 15, Is a well
known production of Samp
son county. , .
My 9, 1, 24, is a race of peo-
. t - . -
My whole is the nam 3 and busi
ness place of on of our
Clinton friends.

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