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' J ' Y1TES, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. (
7-vw o tiubcrijitvm Three Dollars, in advance. j"
CHARLOTTE, Is. C, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1871.
NINETEENTH VOLUME X UMBER 955.
WILLIAM J. YATES, Editor and Proprietor.
Tkkms Three Pollers per annum in advance.
IvrrtH'-irvMits Avill.be inserted at reasonable
ri- , or ifi flccorl-iaw with contract.
obViarv jiotic's of -oVi r live lines in length will
i,. ( !:... ' for at ;uiv( j'ti.--i!ig rat'-.s.
Robert Gibbon, M. D.,
IMI VSK'IAN AD&UJGEOX.
V- oniei- over. SmSth&' Hammond's Drug Store
1 '.:. -.a College tfcet. .
'.!., it. .
"J. P. iJcCombs, TZ. D.,
0'1', 's l.i sa:.yiceH to the eHizen of
( i r'oi r-- an'? 1 "'" nTTTP-; j cotmtxv . 'AirTIs, both
j,j"J,i a;i-i 'iav, j -r-mm pt I v tiit'-iid'-d to.
Oiie- in iir-Avn'.s l).uldinr, up stairs, opposite the
f;..iii..:t- i I -lc 1-
TIi" old firm of ALEXANDKI" ... I) LAND is
1,,-r- ! r-vived, at the 1'nnuer sl.-md in L'rowns
b':iidiii- -opposite tin- CI, a' -1 1 1 --- I let. I. Entire sat-i.-h.c.io.i
is guaranteed, V i th can be extracted with
out p-dn. Tli'' patronnge of our old r. isomers is
rc-O-etf lllv solicited.
M are',. 1(1.
Dr. V. H. Hoffinan,
l) K x T 1ST,
ItesMietfiillv iiif-Tiiis tli?. citizens of Charlotte and
tin- public ;r-re r illy, that be luts jiennancntly loca
ted in 'bar!:!", lie fully pn-p.-ml 1x : attend to
all eal!.- r.-.'ath'r to Id-' pn.l'osion.
A sueei Kful practice for more than 10 years in
lids s-eti'n of country and in tie- Confederate army
of Virginia during the tete war, warrants him in
j.p.itiisi:ig entire satisfaction to all parties who may
tie-ire iiis SIT ices.
Olliee at residence on Try on Street, just below
Tab- A: IVwcy's Rink.
J Jr. i citi'.NCKS M. P. Pegram Cashier 1st Nation
al Il i -.k ...Charlotte; Dr. W'm. Sloan, Dr. J. II. Mc
A'len.aud W.J. Vales, Editor Ciiarlolte Democrat.
.Ian ::i, 1ST0. 1y
SMITH & HAMMOND
Have in Store a Full Stork of Drugs, Medicines,
Ac, which they are offering at very low prices,
wholesale and retail.
Country Merchants and others visiting Charlotte
a. ii! do well to call and get quotations.
Aug. 'J'.), 1870.
Dr.. JOHN H. McADEN,
Wholesale and Retail Druggist,
CHAiiLOTTE, X. c,
1 fas on hand a large and well selected stock of PUKE
DI.l'GS. Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Family
Medicines, Paints, "Oils, V'arnislies, Dye Slull's,
Fancy and Toih t Articles, which he is determined
to h 11 at the very lowest prices.
.Ian 1, 1ST1.
Dr. E. C. ALEXANDER,
c.jai.lotte, n. c,
o !' r his servi( es as Physician to the citizens of
' --riot !e ai)d surrounding country.
i yf" Dr. Al- xander makes a good Cough ..Fixture,
! Ilr r tlian any Patent Medicine. Try it.
I'd) 7, l-i.O."
en a lotte, x. c.
This well-knowu I louse .having been newly fur-
i i-aed and refitted in every department, is now open
)'r tiie ai coinmodat ion ! tae
I )ii!iiibussert at the Depot on arrival of Trains,
.ha-, I, 1S70. II. C. ECCLES.
Gtovcs, Tin & Sheeting Iron Ware.
A! way; on hand the best STOVES in the market.
' ;ea Cblorilic, Excel.dor, Columbia and Live-
' '-t.v ' 'e,i. ,i; ; Moves.
ii 'X aa i Parlor Stoves,
Ti a a-i.l S'ueetdron Ware,
Hollow W an-, .lapauest.- Vv'are, and various
All wale- and work warranted as reprc.-.ented.
I . ' OnVis respectfldlv solii-ited.
i'eb js. .s;o. 1). ii. P.VEKLY.
JOHN T. BUTLER,
Vil M i ll' T.
Watch and Clock Maker,
AMI 1!'T,CU IN'
.i w vaai v, ri n i : w ati : r.s ( eoc k s,
Vv'ateli ?.!al rLls, Spci:! aeles, i-;e.
Aeg p., l.s;;;. Ci I A P. EOT X. V.
Preserve Ycur Eyes.
Tluse l.'u-'. inanufaelur. A by the Philadelphia
'uiieal I i-aiiiie. are sujerior to any other Classes
;n marki t. They roiiiVr a lrii!i.n:cy and tlis
luu ha s f vi-ieii not found in any other Olas.
liieyi'an be used equally well without tiring or
bi'i:;i::g the eve.
:?-por sale only at JOIIX T. Iil'TLEll'S
I' welrv Store, Main Street, side agent in Charlotte,
-V C aud vieiisiiv.
i' i Ct. is;o.
J. Y. ERYCE 8zCO.
General Commission Merchants,
fUIAJiLVl'TK A", c.
V:vt u-n'iar attention iaid to the selling of all kinds
of J -n .:,,. Cottmi and Tobacco.
y " Hi!ic.-t cash price paid for Cotton.
Ail ordeis from a distance pronqUlv attended
1 ' T .1. V. UK'YCE.
-bmh 5, AV. H. 1JUVCE.
D. SNYDER & SON,
Gun and Lock Smiths,
'HAUEOTTi:, X. C,
D-alcrs 3Ianufaeturers and Kepairers of all kinds of
on:s, luths, pjstls !)iH) Lwks Trunk Locks and
vt ys of a! .ies.
The best of cuns, xi c, constantly for sale
T pn,, ,ue 1 to order at pries row DOWN.
die new Jobbing Shop to get vour Arms,
',i;; s"r Sporting (ioods, or have vour old work
iii-ide a- good as new.
;,'"P in Parks' Building near the Public Square
, DAVID SNVDEU,
A'!, 1870. V,r. E. SN VDEIl.
Groceries, Confectioneries, &c.
NISBET & TRANT,
(' tl St,v hitwn the CttftH'r l)nJ Stw
n,! I'arL-J V;,. , ,,)
-pectfully inform the public that thev kep a
nerat as-ortment of Confectioneries and Familv
i-'. ,"",nl . Ml,1"h ,h('.v oll"eI" tu their customers at
le.Kouable ran -.
eli ' :'.(r i!U 'i' (:' from persons desirous of pur-
..-.ng good., in their line, and promise to give sat
11 Ui,a 111 price and quality of goods.
uui 2::, is71.
ii. O. MS BET,
J. H. TRANT.
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Ciiixkse Cemext. Tlie Chinese make use
of an excellent cement for mending China
ware. It is thu prepared : Boil for live or
six minutes, in very clear water, a small
piece of wjiite glass after this pulverize
and pass through a very fine sifter, then add
the white of one egg, and with a muller
grind the two on a piece of marble, in the
same manner that painters prepare paint.
About the only person that we ever hear
of that wasn't spoiled by being lionized
was a Jew named Daniel.
We have received a lot of extra fine Calico worth
anv Ladies' while to come and buy.
. ... BARRlNGliU & WOLFE.
We "have received hew Linen llatfdkerchiefs, new
Wool Nett Jackets for girls, something nice; some
of the nicest Linscy Plaids for children you have
seen tiii.s season.
Infants Cloaks, Capes and Hoods, and many new
Goods in our line. Call and see them for vourself.
Goods of every kind greatlv reduced. We only
ask a call. BARIilXGEK & WOLFE.
Closing out Hardware.
We have a lot of Hardware, such as Anvils, Vices,
Hammers, Augurs, Chisels, Drawing Knives, Files,
and Mill Saws, which we will give bargains in.
BAIlRINGElt & WOLFE.
We have some of the handsomest Cloaks in the
market, which Ave will sell at greatly reduced prices.
Call and see them opposite the Charlotte Hotel.
Janf), 1S71. BARREN GER is WOLFE.
CHARLOTTE FEMALE INSTITUTE,
CHARLOTTE, X. C.
Rkv. R. BURWELL, ) n
JOHN B. BUR WELL, 1 lACIT-
The current session commenced 1st October, 1870,
and continues tooOth of June, 1871.
Pupils received at any time and charged from date
For Catalogue containing full particulars as to
course of study, Terms, &c, address
Rev. R. BURWELL & SON,
Jan 0, 1871. Charlotte, N. C.
The business of W. J. Black will hereafter be con
ducted by YV. J. BLACK & CO., at his old stand
on College Street.
3T AH persons indebted to W. J. BLACK will
please make payment before the 1st of February
failing to do so they will rind their Notes and Ac
counts in the hands of an officer for collection.
W. J. BLACK.
Charlotte, N. C, Jan 2, 1871.
Parties indebted to the undersigned, by Note or
Book Account, will please pay up promptly, as
further indulgence cannot be given.
STENHO'JSE, MACAULAY & CO.
Jan 2, 1871 1m
WHOLESALE GKOCEIIY liUYEliS.
We are now receiving a large and well selected
Heavy and Fancy Groceries,
Consisting in part of
50 Sacks Rio Coffee -all grades,
HO Barrels Sugar assorted,
2o " Fine Svrup,
SO " Common Molasses,
o Tons Arrow Cotton Ties,
o,000 Vards Bagging, Dundee, Boneo aud Arrow,
HO Boxes assorted Soaps,
o() " Candles,
2o " Starch,
2o " So la,
200 Sacks Sait,
20 1-2 Barn Is Mackerel, No. 1. 2, 3,
Jo 1-1 " " " 1,2,
o0 Kitts " " 2, o,
r0 " " Family.
A large assortment of Cheese, Crackers, Wood and
Willow Ware, Oysters, Pickles, and Sardines by the
case, Bridles, Collars, I lames. Back Bands, Saddle
Rugs, and manv other articles too numerous to men
tion, which Ave offer to the WHOLESALE and
RETAIL TRADE at
Very low Prices.
A trial is all Ave ask to convince that we sell a
good article as low as any house in the City.
Wholesale Buyers, especially, are asked to ex
amine our Stock and Prices before purchasing else
where. R. 31. MILLER S: SONS,
Oct , 1870. . College Street.
u. c. Eccmcs,
of Iredell comity, N. C.
T. II. GAITIIKU,
of Mocksville, N. C.
ECCLES & GAITHER.
Auctioneers and Commission Merchants,
CIIAKLOTTE, X. C,
For the sale and purchase of Cotton, Tobacco, Grain,
Flour, Produce and Merchandize of all "kinds.
CTiF They have removed their Store to the Brick
House below Springs' building, Trade Street.
Rkkekences T. W. Dewey fc Co., Bankers ; 31.
P. Pegram, Cashier, First National Bank; W. J.
Yates, Editor "Western Democrat," Charlotte, N. C.
3Iarch 28, 1870.
Stoves, Tin, Jappaned and
HOLLO AY WAKE,
AT WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL,
Opposite Thos. R. Tate & Thos. W. Dewey's Bank
ing House, Try on Street,
Charlotte, N. C.
ROOFING, GUTTERING and REPAIRING
prompt lv attended to.
Feb 7, 1870. GEO. P. DAOUGHERTY.
Watch Maker & Jeweler,
Being ousted by the late fire, I have moved across
the street to the Store- between Messrs Wittkowsky
& Rin tie's and Dr. Scarr's Drug Store, where I am
receiving, a neAV stock of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,
Spectacles, Silver ware, &c, cVc, which will be sold
Watches, Clocks and JeAvelry carefully repaired
and Avaranted for twelve months. A. llAJLES.
Nov. 22, 1870.
300 Sacks in Store at R, 31. 3IILLER & SONS.
10 Boxes E. D., 20 boxes Cream, 30 boxes Factory,
just received at R. 31. MILLER fc SONS.
10 cases Oysters, 5 cases Sardines, 10 cases Pickles,
20 cases Candy, 50 14 Ikjxcs Raisins, 10 boxes Starch,
Soda, Soap aiid Candles, cheap by the case at
R. 31. MILLER & SONS.
A superior article at R. 31. MILLER & SONS.
In quantity always at
Jan 10, iS71. 11. 31. 3IILLER & SONS.
A Wife's Devotion."
From the Fulton (111.) Democrat.
Sheriff Prichard tells us that the wife of
George Hyer (sentenced to the penitentiary.
for five years for horsp stealing) followed 1
her husband to the ' walls of the prison.
rPi . - a . i l . l
They attempted to get away at Lewistown
viMthrmt lit t inrr lmr L'rir fitw.nt it lint tbo f
,-v- v.v---.0 xv, "--frnia. ox inese cniiuren, wnue m oouuage,
poor woman was evermore on watch at theJ ere taught to labor and many of them were
depot, and so she was on hand when the of- instructed in the mechanic arts, by which,
ficers and prisoner -started away last week.itbose who will use common industry, are
and followed on the cars, to the end of the making out to live, but none, so far as we
journey. Mrs. Hyer had two children, know, are accumulating wealth. They, in
Thesfe she had deliberately gave away to tbrmer days, by reason of their position, had
her people, determined to remain in Joliet, white associates and shared the influence of
near ner nusoana, so sne coma see mm as
ted to see him often, but this fond hope was
torn from her by the stern prison rules.
She can see him but once in two months,
and tlfen but for two or three minutes in
the presence of a guard. She can write to
him as often as she pleases, but he can write
in reply only once a month. After learning
these facts the Sheriff tried to get her to re
turn to her family near Peoria, but her reso
lution was firmly taken. She had given up
home and children to be near her husband,
and there she determined to stay at what
ever sacrifice. They left her alone and
friendless, a stranger in a strange city, weep
ing as if her heart would break, but unwav
ering in her devotion to her husband. Xo
entreaty of husband, or friend, or stranger,
could move her to leave him to his long im
Comparison" of Speed. The ordinary
rate of speed, per second, is as follow s : Of a
man Avalking, 6 feet; of a good horse in har
ness, 12 feet; of a good sailing-ship, 18 feet;
of a reindeer in a sleigh, on the ice, 24 feet;
of ;i race-horse, 72 feet ; of a hare, locomo
tive and hurricane, 84 feet; of sound, 1,092
feet; of a cannon ball, 1,344 feet; of the
earth's rotation at the equator, 1,521 feet;
of the earth's velocity in its orbit, 98,132
feet, or near 19 miles.
Buist's Warranted Garden Seeds.
A full line of the aboe Seeds just received at
WILSON & BLACK'S.
Clover and Grass Seed.
40 Bushels Clover Seed,
30 " Orchard Grass Seed,
10 " Timothy
10 " Herds Grass
Lucerne and LaAvn Grass Seed, at
WILSON & BLACK'S Drug Store,
next to Stenhouse, ilacaulav & Co's.
Jan 23, 1871.
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U JL UUllll
Having secured the services of 3Ir B. F. FRANK
LIN as our Baker for this year, Ave Avill hereafter
furnish as good Bread and as cheap as the cheapest.
Fresh Bread every Evening,
Twists, Buns, Family Loaves and Cakes, of all
We call the particular attention of Avholesale cus
tomers, and we guarantee to them full satisfaction.
Call and examine before you purchase elsewhere.
Parties and weddings furnished at short notice on
Jan 9, 1871. NI3I3IO & BOATRIGIIT.
At Smiths' Shoe Stores.
You can buy the best and cheapest Boots, Shoes,
Lea they, Hats, Trunks and Tobacco.
Jan. 2, 1871 s. p. smith & co.
1871. DIARIES. 1871.
The, largest and best assortment of Diaries eArer
brought to this place is at
TIDDY'S Book Store.
Yv'e have a feAV Salem Almanacs left.
TIDDY & BRO.,
Jan 2, 1871. next to Springs' Corner.
E. M. HOLT & CO.,
College Street, CHARLOTTE, N. C.
We have associated with us 3Ir J. McL AUGIILIK",
and the business will, in the future, be conducted
under the name and style of E..3I. HOLT & CO.
We Avould be glad o ha-e our old friends and
customers call on us at our Store on College Street.
We keep a large stock of Groceries and Country
Produce generally; buy Cotton, fec.
We are prepared to store Cotton.
E. 31. HOLT,
Jan 9, 1871. L. S. HOLT.
T All persons indebted to the old firm either by
Note or Account are requested to come fonvard and
SIX 3IILES SOUTH OF CHARLOTTE.
The exercises of this School opened on 3Ionday,
Terms per Session of Five Months:
Primary, .... 7 50
Higher'English, ... 10 00
Classics, .... 15 00
Boarding, in good families, convenient to the
Academy. II. C. REID,
Jan 9, 1871 lm II. K. REID.
NASHVILLE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
JOHN 3L BASS, Pres't. W3I. II. SMITH, Secy.
THOS. B. BAILEY, State Agent for N. Carolina.
Issuer Life and Endowment Policies according to
all the methods adopted in modern Companies. It
is secured bv a joint stock of $200,000, and has de
posited $100,000 with the Comptroller of the State
of Tennessee. For e-ery $100 of liabilities it has
assets equal to 392.44-"-being nearly four to one.
Its ratio of "loss" to "amount of insurance" and
"expense of management" are very low. The Coni
nanv has never refused- to pay its death claims. It
imposes bo restrictions on residence or travel, and
I charges no extra premium on female riks. Con
sequent ij- a jomt-liie risk ot imsoanu ana wile can
be taken out on reasonable terms.
The PolicA' restrictions are few and reasonable.
The stockholders and managers are among the
most reliable mei in Tennessee. Their successful
management is evidenced by the fact that a dividend
of OAer 20 per cent was declared at the end of the
second year of its existence.
D. G. 3IAXWELL,
. - ii District A sent at Charlotte.
3L L. McCORKLE, Esq..
Jan 1G, 1871 3m District Agent at Newton.
often as possible, and be ready at the end. Jomestic arts were tawdit the females by
of the five years, to welcome him again, tq mistress,, and the master's eye and jurl
freedofiaUe honed bbe would be penmt 411T7!ir-Tct.cd the labor rf tl m. . WtW -
"They Toi1. not, Neither do they Spin."
, Around this place, like other towns, a
large number of colored children are grow
ing up, and in idleness as well as ignorance
0f the art of labor. This is roanifestto every
observer, and it is a matter of concern to the
well-wishers of the colored race. The par
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f wholesome example in the household. The
atwleast in practical industry they were edu-
eaiyu, 11 not uiDooks. All were learned to
work in accordance with the scriptural in
junction, "By the sweat of thy brow, shalt
Yet, not a feAV, who were taught to labor,
as we have described, quite abandon the in
junction above referred to, and endeavor to
obtaih bread in another way than by honest
labor' or almost starve, and vie not with the
"lillies of the field" in outward adornment.
There seems to be a strange infatuation
with most colored parents, that education
will accomplish everything for their children,
and labor will not at any time be necessary
for their physical and moral well-being.
This truly, is a sad mistake, and the sooner
they become convinced upon the subject,
better will it be for their offspring and the
community in which they live. But, will
they be convinced, and when? Will it be
only when the commission of some crime has
sent them to the penitentiary or the gallows.
Sad as may be the thought, this will be the
probable end of both colored and white
children who are allowed to grow up in in
dolence, without habits of industry, depend
ing upon an education which is hardly suffi
cient to let them know how ignorant they
are. Statesville American.
The above are words of wisdom. The
colored people will find that going to school
will not feed and clothe them. They will
never be able to supplant the white man in
what they consider the easy and light em
ployments ; they must be ready to do the
most of the heavy work or starve.
a 1 1 mm
Statistics of the Race. There are 1,380
millions -of people on the earth. Of these
380,000,000 are the Caucasian race; 580,
000,000 the Mongolian; 200,000,000 the
Ethiopian-; -220,000,000 the Malay; -fcv.d
1,000,000 the American Indian. 1 hey speak
three thousand languages and possess one
thousand different religions.
There is a death every second. Married
people live longer than single ones. And a
tali man outlives a short one.
Sixty-five out of every thousand persons
marry. June and December are the marry
Children born in spring are stronger than
the rest. Births and deaths occur chiefly at
Farm Labor. The Lexington (S. C.)
Dispatch, of the 18th ult., says: "One of
the Largest cotton dealers in Columbia thinks
that his patrons cannot plant more than
half as much cotton this year as last. The
main cause of this is the low price of cotton.
Throughout the whole State there will pro
bably be much less cotton planted. In
many cases, farmers and planters cannot
pay "for the fertilizers used last year, nor for
agricultural supplies furnished in the way
of provisions during 1870. Hence labor
oiiirht to be cheaper this year. We arc told
that last week laborers Avere seeking employ
ment in the lower part of Richland at fifty
dollars per year and provisions."
Mineral and Farming Lands
A fine tract of LAND near 3Iorrows Turnout,
containing rich Gold deposits, is offered for sale.
The tract also contains some of the best Pine Timber
in this part of the State, and much of it is superior
farming land. The owner Avishes to sell simply be
cause he has more land than he needs. The pro
prietor hopes that some one will call and test the
For particulars inquire at the Democrat Office,
Charlotte, N. C.
Jan 23, 1871 lmpd
At the City Book Store,
Tke largest and finest stock of Wall Paper ever be
fore brought to Charlotte. All wishing to get a
good bargain and make their house look pleasant
and neat, would do .well to call ana buy. 1 ltaA'e
Solid Green, Oak, Silver, fcc. all styles suitable for
Parlor, Bed-room, Dining-rooif! and Hall.
I have also Cloth WindoAv Shades, all colors, at
$2 per pair; also, the fixtures complete at 2 cents
A large and fine assortment of Chromos, Oil
Paintings, Lithographs, Photographs and Pictures
of all styles; also, Frames and Framing.
Of all kinds at publishers' prices. A lUeral dis- j
count to Teachers. All would do well to call and
NO "SPECIALITIES." I keep a full supply of
everything- in my line of business.
Jan 23,1871. " JOHN W. GUNNELS..
Prime Cuba Molasses,
In Bright New Packages, for sale LOW for CASH, l
O. G. PARSLEY & CO.,
Jan 23, 1871
Wilmington, N. C. !
The firm of W. Richards & Co., having appointed
the undersigned Agents to collect the asset, and pay
the debts of said firm, hereby notify all person in
debted to said firm to pay us immediately, or suit
Avil! be brought on ail Notes and Accounts.
Cr.ditors of said rm Avill present their claim? to
us within the next sixty davs.
' S. P. ALEXANDER,
c . "r "i m - y . r
a. uv. uLr j,
Charlotte, Jan 10, 1871
" North Carolina News -Items.
Important Bill. Mr. Waring, of Meck
lenburg, has introdued in the House, a bill
to compel Sheriffs to advertise sales of real
estate under execution, in one or more news
papers, if published in the county w here the
land is located. This is an important bill
and should pass into law. The present mode
of disposing of real estate by sheriffs, by
writing notices stuck up at a.fcw places, is
exceedingly injurious to the interest of both
debtor and creditor, as not being a sufficient
publication to inform the public of such sale;
besides, these notices are often torn down,
by ersons who desire to purchase such
property for much less than its value and
the property is sold at a ruinous sacrifice.
A newspaper publication would guard
agahrst this, ftjHl-tiisure a fair sale for 'the
best price, and protect the interest cf an un
fortunate debtor. Statesville American.
We hope Mr. Waring's bill will pass.
Mutilated Currency. The Postmas
ter of Hillsboro', N. C, was recently sued
in the United State Court by a person, who
had presented a two dollar bill, : United
States currency, considerably mutilated, in
payment for stamps. The Postmaater re
fused to take the bill, and the citizen sued
him for two dollars damages. The court
gave judgment against the Postmaster for
the damages claimed and costs, amounting
to about .linetv dollars. It was proved that
the Postofiice .Department had issued orders
that Postmasters should receive mutilated
currency for postage when offered ; the
court beside held that all departments of
the Government were bound to sustain the
currency of the Government, and the fact
of a bili being more or less mutilated Avas
no justification for it being refused by any
official of any department of the Govern
ment. Meteoric. On Tuesday night, while the
Heavens were thickly overcast with clouds,
obscuring the stars, and portending a snow
storm, suddenly the face of Nature was lit
up by two successive flashes of light, of the
brilliancy of day, rendering every object
distinctly .visible. We have termed this
sudden illumination a flash, although it was
not a flash of lightning, nor was there ai.y
meteoric appearance in the sky. It was
seen by persons ill different parts of the
county, who sav nothing to indicate the
origin of this brief sample of daylight.
It was nothing but a flash of common
Gov. Vance. We regret to see some
Conservative papers making uncalled'Tor and
ungenerous attacks on Gov. Vance, one of
the most faithful, useful and representative
men North Carolina ever had. In our pres
ent situation especially there is no man
among us so capable of representing the
State at home or abroad as Z. B. Vance.
The people are attached to him, they have
tried him through danger and safety, in
peace and war, and tliey find him true to
their interests, above corruption, a practical
statesman, a man of progress, and thorough
ly identified and acquainted with our State,
our people and our interests. He has more
of a national reputation tlian any man in the
State, and has always, at home and abroad,
been foremost in influence with people and
legislative assemblies. We have seen and
known much of Gov. Vance ; and like the
generality of North Carolinians, our confi
dence in him is not easily shaken. Eaget te-
A Strange Story. We learn from the
Knoxville Chronicle that 3Ir. George Su
song, of Jefferson county, sometime ago
drove a large number of hogs to North
Carolina. About two weeks ago, while on
his return home, he stopped for the night at
a house iu the mountains, where entertain
ment Avas offered. On being shown his
room his suspicions were aroused by the
landlord .locking the door on the outside.
He began to look about for means to escape,
if necessary. On looking under the bed a
sight Avas presented that almost congealed
his blood the body of a man with his throat
cut from ear to ear. Time Avas precious, for
his life was at stake, and his plan was soon
formed. -He placed the dead body in bed,
covered it up nicely, extinguished the light,
and srot behind the door to await the result.
About midnight he heard stealthy steps ap
proaching, the door Avas softly opened, and
five forms passed into the room. IJe did
not Avait to see the result, but slipped out of
the open door, and "heeled it" for life. Next
morning he found friends to whom he relat
ed his adventure. They returned in force
and succeeded in capturing four of the vil
lians. The fifth is'still at large, but it is
to be hoped that he too will fall into the
hands of justice. Goldsboro'' Messenger.
Be a Max. Foolish spending is the
father of poverty. Do not be ashamed of
work, and hard work. Work for best sal
aries or wages you can get, but work for
half price rather than be idle. Be your own
master, and do not let society or fashion
swallow up your individuality hat, coat
and boots. Do not eat up or Avear out all
you earn. Compel your selfish body to
spare something for profits saved. Be stin
gy to your own appetite, but merciful to
others' necessities. Help others and ask no
help for yourself. See that you are proud.
Let your pride be of the right kind. Be too
proud to be lazy ; too proud to give up
without conquering every difficult' : too
proud to wear a coat that you cannot afford
to buy; too proud to be in corn pan v that
von cannot keep within expenses ; too proud
to lie, or steal or cheat ; too proud to Ik. j
An English writer- says in his advice to
young married Avornen, 'that their mother
Eve married a gardncr. It might be added
that the gurdner, in consequence of the
match, lost his situation.
Home Weddings. .V
What scene on earth is fairer tlian a wed
ding in the house ? There are no weddings V
like home weddings. The church is well
enough for those who cannot , do. better.
But to a child, no cathedral can. ..be like
that chief and foremost church of the heart,
the father's house 1 This is the church
within the church; There where the daugh
ter was reared, and taught in all womanly
grace, and equipped "with . house-wifely '
habits,' ought she to be married. Around
her are all the tender associations of child
hood, of love, and happiness. Her new life
should date from the nest In which her old
life was bred. When, as in Europe, mar
riage is. regarded as a sacrament, and as
requiring, at least, in a svoral point f view,
the, special grace of which tha.j;iest is held
to be the divine depository, to make it sa
cred and safe, we can understand why the
young applicants for domestic life-happiness
should repair to the church.Aiid when,
for centuries, generation after generation
have been married in the village church,
we can understand how a thousand associa
tions would surround that charmed spot,
and make it sacred to love as it is to devo
tion. But in America there are no such reasons
for resorting to the church. And ii there
is an act in one's whole life that belongs to
home, it is marriage. If one has no home,
there is good reason why, next to that, she
should repair to a church. But we never
could understand the feeling that leads a
child, tenderly reared in an ample mansion,
surrounded by endeared objects, to leave
the roof under which life has been spent, and
repair for the marriage service to that most
unhomclike place, a church. It is true that,
to a devout nature, the associations connect
ed with a church are many and precious.
But they are not domestic. They are
solemn, away from common life, almost the
antithesis of that social and summary at
mosphere in which two hearts ripen into
marriage. - : -
Without uncharitableness, it may ba fear- 7
ed that too many persons have regard to
the show, the brilliant impression made upon
the admiring public. If so, the most sacred
act of life is bribed by vanitv, to serve in
its mongrel service. But these, censures
are not to aj.ply to the houseless creatures
that in marriage seek a home ; nor to those
of big hearts and small houses, who have
troops of friends without room to receive
them ; nor, in 6hort, lo any whose hearts do
not bound at the name of home, as the dear
est ami most sacred place on earth. Happy
are they who are married under the roof
Avhere they were born, and who, when in
their oavu house, can see the smoke from
their father's house, the home of childhood,
the paradise of memory !
And still more happy are those A-ho save enough
in early life to keep their children from suffering.
Young: Ladies and Housework.
A gentleman, remarkable for strong good
sense, married a very accomplished and
fashionable young lady, attracted more by
her beauty and accomplishments than any
thing elsp. In this, it must be owned that
his good sense did not seem very apparent.
His wife, however, proved to be a very ex
cellent companion, and was deeply attache
to him, though still she loved company, and
spent more time abroad than he exactly ap
proved. But as his income was good, and
his house furnished with a good supply of
domestics, he was not aware of any abridg
ments of comfort on this account, and he;
therefore made no objection to it. One day,
some few months after his marriage, our -friend,
on coming home to dinner, saw no
appearance of his usual meal, but found his
wife in great trouble instead. "What's the
matter T he asked. "Nancy went off at ten
o'clock this morning," replied his wife, "and
the chamber-maid knows no more about
cooking a dinner than the man in the moon."
' Could she not have done it under vour
direction y" "I should like to see a dinner
cooked under my direction?" "Why so?"
asked the husband in surprise, "you cer
tainly do not mean that you can not cook a
dinner." "I certainly do, then," replied his
wife; "how should 1 know anything about
cooking?" The husband Avas silent, but his
look of astonishment worried and perplexed,
his wife. "You look very much surprised,"
she said, after a moment or two had elapsed.
"And so I am," he answered; "as much sur
prised as I should be at finding the Captain
of one of my ships unacquainted with navi
gation. Don't you know how to cook, and '
the mistress of a family ! Jane, if there is a
cooking school anywhere iu the city, go to '
it, and complete your education, for it is '
deficient in a very important particular."
1 1 1 m
At a recent Democratic meeting in Hart
ford, Conn., Col. S. A Cooley gave some of
hi. experience in South Carolina elections.
He was appointed registrar and insjector,
under the law of Congress, in one of the vot
ing districts in that State. He registered
nou colored men and only two white meiu
The colored men there were not - educated,
nor as intelligent as the colored man here.
They were so ignorant that many of them
did not know what voting meant, and ome
of them did notknov' what their own names
were. In coming up to be registered, one
would give his name as Tom Bice, when 15
or 20 would give the same name "I'scTom
Hice, too," and he Lad long list of names re
peated in that wa'. It was impossible, un
der the regulations, to tell who voted on
these names. The ballot boxes were open
three days they were ..cigar boxes, and
such paper boxes as are used in dry goods
or fancy stores. They were carried home"
at night by the box tenders. Colored men
from all the region about the voting places
came in and voted, giving such names as
they were told to give. In one voting .pre
cinct, the ballot box was not returned for
several days. He went over there and found
it in a bar-room. It had been pawned for