obituary. Jacob McCotteb. Died at his home near Bell's Ferry, Pitt county, October 1, 1887, Mr. Jacob McCotter. He was born September 19, 1809. Mr. McCotter occupied several places of trust in both church and State. He was baptised in 1842, and took membership with the Christian Church. During the same date, he was a delegate from his congregation to the convention of the Disciples held at Hookerton and proved to be quite an active member of that body. He was a resident of Craven county until 1852, after which date he made Pitt county his adopted home. In 1810, healtended the ratification of President Harrison's eleotion at Raleigh. After the close of the civil war he became a leader of the Republican party of Pitt county, and was twice elected to the lower House of Representatives, and to the Senate in 1870- 72. He was married twice. A widow and four children survive him. His funeral was largely attended, and his remains were followed by a large concourse of mourning relatives and friends to their last resting place, where tbey were interred in the family burying srround. In the death of Mr. McCotter, the church to which he belonged loses one of its faithful and devoted members, and the county of Pitt one of its honored citizens. He was a man of a kind, genial and benevolent disposition, and the hospitality of his home was unbounded. His name is a household word in Pitt county. He loved that which is right, and hated that which is wrong. In all places of political or religious positions, which he filled, he did it with marked ability. While he was not an educated man in the popular sense of the word, yet, by experience and observation, he was eminentlv fitted to be a true repre sentative of his people. But God's finger touched him and be slept. The places he filled in the hearts of his DeoDle and around hia domestic altar I will be filled no more forever. : He has laid aside his mortality with all of its cares, toils, sacrifices and dis- appointments for the sublimer heights ! of heaven. I We tender to the bereaved family and ! relatives our sincere condolence in this their sad bereavement. He has left to them an example of faithfulness, devotion and christian character worthy of the highest emulation. X.