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U' I Y4TES. Editor, and Proprietor.
CHARLOTTE, N. C, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1871 .
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Terms of Sufacription TnrtEE Dollars, in advance. I
NINETEENTH TOLUME N UMBER 958.
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WILLIAM J. YATES, Editor and Proprietor.
Term Three Dollars per annum in advance.
Advertisements will be inserted at reasonable
rates, or in accordance with contract
Obituary notices of over live lines m length will
1 charged for at advertising rates.
Robert Gibbon, M. D.j
' PHYSICIAN . AND SURGEON.
"Dfficcover Smith & Hammond's Drug Store
Tiiilenee on College Street.
J. P. McCombs, M. D.,
)ff:r hi.- professional services to the citizens of
'Inrlottc and surrounding coumry. All calls, both
dit and day, promptly attended to.
LMJkt in IJrowu'a building, upj'ai
airs, opposite the
Oct '20. 170.
Dr. W. H. Hcfanan,
respectfully informs the citizen of Charlotte and
the public generally, that he has permanently loca
ted in Charlotte, lie is fully prepard to attend to
all calls relating to his profession.
A successful practice for more than 10 years in
this section of country and in the Confederate army
of Virginia during the late war, warrants him in
promising entire satisfaction to all parties who may
desire his services.
Office at residence on Tryon Street, just below
Tate & Dewey's Jlank.
Uekkjikncks M. I'. Pcgram Cashier 1st Nation
al Hawk of Charlotte; Dr. Wm, Sloan, Dr. J. II. Mc
Aden and W. J. Yates, Editor Charlotte Democrat
JiiiijM. 1871. ly
SMITH & HAMMOND
Have in Store a Full Stock, of Drugs, Medicines,
&c, which they are olio ring at very low prices,
wholesale and retail.
Country Merchants and others visiting Charlotte
w ill do well to call and get quotatious.
Aug. 2ft, 1870.
Dr. JOHN H. McADEN,
Wholesalo and Retail Druggist,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
1 las on hand a large and well selected stock of PURE
DKHJS, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Family
.Medicines, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Dye StutFs,
Fancy and Toilet Articles, which he is determined
to M-ll at the very lowest prices.
WILSON & BLACK,
Wholesale and Retail Druggists,
Corner Trade, and Calhge Sts., Charlotte.
We now have one of the largest and most com
plete Stocks of
Drugs, Medicines. &c.,
(And everything pertaining to the Drug Business,)
to he found in this market, which we are offering at
very low prices.
To Physicians and Country Merchants we offer
tipecial inducements. All orders promptly filled.
Jan ft. 1872-
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
This well-known House having been newly fur
nished and refitted in every department, is now open
for the accommodation of the
( )mnibusses at the Depot on arrival of Trains.
Jan 24, 1870. II. C. ECCLES.
A. lU KWKI.I,. F. S. OCWOLFE.
BURWELL & DeWOLFE,
A T T O R XE YS A T L A W,
CHARLOTTE, X. C.
Office in the Court House, next to the Sheriff's
Jan 2, 1871 y
LIXCOLXTOX, X. C.
MThis well known establishment is still open
and in successful operation for the accommo
dation of the public. Tiie Proprietor guaran
tees satisfaction to all who may give him a call.
Transportation furnished to the surrounding coun
try on reasonable terms.
B. S. JOHNSON,
Jan 9, 1871 Cm Proprietor.
JOHN T. BUTLER,
Watch and Clock Maker,
AND DKALKIt IX
JEWELRY, FINE .WATCHES CLOCKS,
Watch Materials, Spectacles, Arc.
Aug 1ft, 18t7. CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Preserve Your Eyes.
These Lenses, manufacture.! by the Philadelphia
Optical Institute, are superior to" any other Glasses
in the market. They confer a brilliancy and dis
tinctness of vision not found in any other Class.
They can he used equally well without tiring or
fatiguing the eye.
tiTVor sale only at JOHN T. BUTLER'S
Jewelry Store, Main Street, sole agent in Charlotte,
N. (, and vicinity.
j7y. bryce & co.,
General Commission Merchants,
CHARLOTTE, X. C.
Particular attention paid to the selling of all kinds
)f Produce, Cotton and Tobacco.
Highest cash price paid for Cotton.
All orders from a distance promptly attended
to- J. Y. BRYCE.
March r,, 18(51). W. II. BRYCE.
D. SNYDER & SON,
Gun and Lock Smiths,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
JValcrs, Manufacturers and Repairers of all kinds of
.uns, Kifl.s, Pistols, Door Locks, Trunk Locks and
of all sizes.
The best of Guns, Rifles, &c, constantly for sale
or procured to order at prices i.ov down.
Uoto the new Jobbing Shop to get your Arms,
Linos or Sporting Goods, or have your old work
made as good as new.
Shop in Parks' Building near the Public Square.
Aug 22, 1870. W. II SNYDER
Groceries, Confectioneries, &c.
NISBET & TRANT,
the Store between the Corner Drug Store
and Parks' Duilding,)
Kcspeetfully inform the public that thev keep a
general assortment of Confectioneries and Family
'roecnes, which thev offer to their customers at
They invite a call from persons desirous of pur
"amg goods in their line, and promise to give sat
'"i action in price and quality of goods.
t M (i- NISBET,
jMn 23- 1871. J. H, TRANT.
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.1 : Destitution. in France.
"Pauperism," says Ilerr Waehenhusen, of
the,Colpgne Gazette, "will on the conclusion
of peace prevail in one-hdlf of France, and
will eat up the other half. Already armed
bands are roaming about, which plunder the
country houses and chateaux, and murder
their own countrymen. Hundreds of thou
sands have been suffering for. months. They
are endnring all privations for a time as a
sacrifice imposed on them by the misfortunes
of the country, but with the war their resig
nation will cease. Hundreds of thousands
of officials are starving with their families',
because too old to .carry-'.a musket ; in the
unoccupied towns the inhabitants have long
ceased work, and have not the means to pro
cure the requisite materials. Entire com
munities have emigrated, and will, perhaps,
on their' return, find half their property
Garden Seeds! Garden Seeds!!
J ust received at
SCARR'S DRUG STORE.
A large and carefully selected Stock
Especially including those varieties suitable to the
Feb G, 1871. F. SCARR.
1871. GARDEN SEED! 1871.
Land re th's Warranted Garden Seed!
A large and fresh supply of these celebrated Seed
b-. vc just been received from Philadelphia. Also,
Clover and Orchard Grass. .
Call and supply yourself with Catalogue.
KILGORE & CURETON,
Jan 16, 1871. Springs' Corner.
GARDEN SEED, CLOVER SEED
At JfcAdeffs Comer Drug Store.
A large supply of Garden Seeds, both Landreth's
and Ruist's, fresh and genuine, just received at
McADEN'S Corner Drug Store,
Call and get a Garden Manual for 1871.
Feb 13, 18,1.
Buist's Warranted Garden Seeds.
A full line of the above Seeds just received at
WILSON & BLACK'S.
Clover and Grass Seed.
40 Bushels Clover Seed,
JiO " Orchard Grass Seed,
10 " Timothy
10 " Herds Grass
Lucerne and Lawn Grass Seed, at
WILSON & BLACK'S Drug Store,
next to Stenhouse, Macau lav fe Co's.
Jan 2, 1871.
GREGORY & WILLIAMSON.
NEW STOCK OF GROCERIES,
Bryce's Building, Charlotte, N. C.
The attention of strictly CASH buyers is called to
our large stock of Groceries and Provisions, such as
Sugar, Cotiee, Molasses and Teas,
Salt, leather. Fish of all sorts.
Cotton Ties, Rope ami bagging.
Pure Liquors and Wines for Medicinal purposes,
And every thing usually kept in a wholsalc and
retail Grocery establishment.
t3f We oiler special inducement to those who
buy for Cash.
GREGORY & WILLIAMSON.
Jan. 2, 1871. Bryce's Building, Trade Street.
The Good Old Times
J. LINDLEY & SON now offer for the Winter
and Spring Sales of 1871, 50,000 FRUIT TREES
at prices of 1800 Apple $10 per 100, $80 per 1,000 ;
Peach $9 per 100, $70 per 1,000. For other fruits
and prices see Catalogue. In 1870 we were award
ed 1st premiums on our fruits at all the Fairs we
attended Raleigh, N. C, Danville, Va., and at the
great Cotton States Fair at Augusta, Ga., we were
awarded three $20 Silver Goblets on our Fruit and
We deem the above a sufficient recommendation.
The Senior has 40 years experience with Southern
Fruits and Trees and knows what it takes to suit
the country and please the people. Planting season
will continue good till the first of April. All orders
will receive our careful and prompt attention. Cat
alogues forwarded on application. Address
J. LINDLEY" & SON,
Jan. 30, 1871. lm Greensboro, N. C.
At Smiths' Shoe Stores.
You can buy the best and cheapest Boots, Shoes,
Leathey, Hats, Trunks and Tobacco.
Jan2, 1871 s. r. smith & co.
E. H. GREEN, M. D.,
Member of the American Medical Association of
Philadelphia, late Physician and Assistant Sur
geon to the Philadelphia Bellevue Institute for the
treatment of all forms of Chronic Diseases, as
A. II. LINDLEY, 31. D.
Direct from the above-named Institute,
.May be consulted at their Office in CHARLOTTE,
N. C, with reference to CANCERS, SCROFULA,
all diseases of the Throat and Lungs, Stomach, Liver,
Kidneys and Bowels, diseases of the Nervous Sys
tem, as Nervous Debility, Chorea, Epileptic Fits,
Spasms, Neuralgia, fcc. Also, all forms of diseases
peculiar to females, all forms of private diseases, and
in fact all chronic or long standing and obscure dis
eases of every kind.
Office Honrs, 7 to 8 A. M., 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 P. M.
Feb 13, 1871 2mpd
Stoves, Tin & Sheeting Iron Ware.
Always on hand the best STOVES in the market
Spear's Chlorine, Excelsior, Columbia and Live
Oak Cooking Stoves.
Box and Parlor Stoves,
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware,
Hollow Ware, Japanese Ware, and various
All wares and work warranted as represented.
t2T Orders respectfully solicited.
Feb 28, 1870. D. II. BYERLY.
CHARLOTTE FEMALE INSTITUTE,
CHARLOTTE, X. C.
Rev. R. BURWELL, ) p,,,.
JOHN B. BURWELL, $ rR11--
The eurrent session commenced 1st October, 1870. j
and continues to 30th 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. H. BURWELL & SON,
Jan 9, 1871. Charlotte, N. C.
North Carolina News Items.
Masonic. We learn that a meeting of all
the Masonic Grand Lecturers of this State
was held in Newbern last week for the pur
pose of comparing the work of eachLecturer
with "The Work" adopted by the Grand
Lodge in 1868. The. meeting was harmo
nious, and - all the Lecturers go bnt now
teaching the same language. The State has
been divided into eight districts, and a Lec
turer appointed to-each; thc-headqnarters of
the 1st is at Plymouth; 2d is at Goldsboro;
3d is at Wilmington ; 4th is at Raleigh ; 5th
is at Greensboro; 6th is at Statesville; 7th
is at Charlotte ;' 8th is at Asheville. i?at
eigh Telegram. . ' . .
Atrocious MciirJEK. The Weldon News
states that Mr Norfleet Whitehead ; was
murdered near Conacanary Church, North
ampton county, on Monday night last 'No
clue Object supposed to be money. '
SP It is said that Hon. Horace Greely,
with others in company, have purchased the
Warm Springs property iu Western North
Carolina, at the price of $80,000.
Bigamy. A man by the name of Lines,
aged about 25, and claiming to hail from
2sorth Carolina, was arrested in Abingdon
on Wednesday evening, under a charge of
having two living wives in the State he
comes from one in Guilford and the other
in Surry. He was committed to await the
requisit ion of the Governor of North Carolina.
Death of Geo. W. Moedecai. With
heartfelt sorrow we announce the death of
George W. Mordecai, which occurred at the
residence of the deceased in this city, on
Sunday evening, 19th inst., at about 7
o'clock. The death of so good a man is a
national loss ; but to the people of this State,
and particularly to those of this section of
the State, it is a calamity. Hal. Sentinel.
Col. John Baxter, formerly of North
Carolina, has obtained a verdict for $27,000
against Sanders & Clark, Editors and Pro
prietors of the Knoxville Whig and Register,
in a damage suit.
Asiatic Cholera. The spread of epide
mic cholera throughout India is suggestive
of no very cheerful anticipations. Dr. Bry
den, of the India Sanitary Commission, has
recently written his annual report on the
spread of the cholera in that country. The
report concludes with the opinion that this
plague cannot be prevented, and that no
human efforts can stay its progress. When
we remember that, commencing usually in
India, the cholera spreads westward until it
reaches our shores, the stages of the pres
ent fearful disease in India will be followed
E. M . HOLT & CO.,
College Street, CHARLOTTE, X. C.
We have associated with us Mr J. McLAUGIILIN,
and the business will, in the future, be conducted
under the name and style of E. M. HOLT & CO.
AVe would be glad to have 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, &c.
We are prepared to store Cotton.
E. M. HOLT,
Jan 9, 1871. L. S. HOLT.
tW All persons indebted to the old firm either by
Note or Account are requested to come forward and
We have on consignment, from the Southwest, a
lot of HOLMES' EARLY PROLIFIC COTTON
SEED. They mature earlier than any other Seed
by 10 days to 2 weeks, thus rendering them pecu
liarly adapted to our climate on account of the
shortness of the season. Farmers would do well to
try them. R. M. MILLER & SONS.
Feb 20, 1871.
To the Public.
Having secured the services of Mr B. F. FRANK
LIN as our Baker for this year, we will 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 wholesale 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. NIMMO & BOATRIGIIT.
Is hereby given to all persons having claims against
the Estate of Jas. G. Johnston, deceased, to present
them to the undersigned within the time required by
law, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their
recovery. MARY' E. JOHNSTON,
Feb 6, 1871. Administratrix.
DR. M. A. BLAND,
(Successor to Alexander & Blaxd.)
All work guaranteed. Teeth extracted without
pain by "Nitrous Oxide Gas."
Office in Brick Building, opposite the Charlotte
Feb 6, 1871.
Burroughs & Springs,
General Agents of the Equitable Life Assurance
Society for the State of North Carolina. Assets
$12,000,000, and one of the most popular Companies
in the United States.
BURROUGHS & SPRINGS,
Agents for First Class Fire Insurance Companies.
Call at their Office on College Street
BURROUGHS & SPRINGS,
Manufacturers of the celebrated Anti-Friction Lubri
cating Oil, at wholesale or retail. Office on College
Street, Charlotte, N. C.
BURROUGHS fe SPRINGS,
Dealers in Peruvian Guano, Soluble Pacific Guano,
Etiwan, Wando and Magnum-Bonum Phosphates,
Dixon Mixture, Land Plaster, Calcined Plaster,
Cement and Lime. College Street, Charlotte, N. C.
All persons indebted to us either by Note or Ac
count are requested to come forward and pay before
January 1st, 1871. After that date they will be in
other hands for collection.
BURROUGHS & SPRINGS.
Dec 22. 170.
Facts for Business Men.
; The Mercantile Agency of New York
has published its annual statement of the
failures, and the amount of liabilities, dur
ing the year 1870. The whole ' number of
failures is stated at 3,550, and the amount
involved at $88,242,000. In T869'the: num
ber of failures was 2,799, and the amount
$75,054,000. This shows an increase in the
anmber of failures in 1870 over' 1869 of n
tittle ovor 25 per cent., and in the amount
of liabilities of nearly 20 per cent. The re
) "It would perhaps be unfair to regard these fig
ures as an entirely accurate representation of the
wmuuon oi trade throughout tue Union; lor when
closely examined, the failures in individual instan
ces are much more frequently the result of individ
ual indiscretions, mismanagement, or dishonesty,
than the result of any wide-spread condition or of
ft class of circumstances of s-eneral annlication.
igut it may be pretty safely concluded that the sur
plus which has been added to the general wealth of
the merchantile community by the year's transac
tions is but trifling. The year certainly cannot be
set down as one in which this surplus has been
seriously impaired, nor, on the other hand, has it
been much augmented. It may be doubted whether
the debt-paying power of buyers has been increased.
The assets of the community are certainly not in as
available shape as they were two or thrae years ago.
The lines of credit, which were tightly drawn dur
ing the war and for a year or two sulsequent to its
close, have been gradually loosened, not only by the
wholesale dealer, but from the retailer to the con
sumer ; and ifa careful examination could be had
of the condition of the majority of traders, it would
be discovered that "outstandings" formed a much
larger portion of the community than at any time
The exhibit is not an encouraging one,
and we trust the lesson which it ought to
teach may have the effect of introducing
some reforms and changes in the business of
the country, which all reflecting men can
see are much needed. The extension of the
credit system referred to in the last para
graph of the extract above is a great and
growing evil, and one which calls loudly for
correction. If the facts could be accurately
ascertained, we doubt not fully one-half the
failures recorded could be traced to this
cause. He who obtains credit easily, gives
it with like facility, and, when the day of
payment comes, finds all his assets "out
standings." Another evil growing out of the credit
system is the encouragement it gives to the
restless anxiety of inexperienced persons to
engage in trade.
A mechanic or farmer, capable of making
a comfortable living at his profession, takes
up the idea that there is something more
"respectable" in being a "merchant," and
quitting his proper calling, falls from the
position of a valuable member of society
where he may add something to the general
wealth, into that of a worthless "hhopkeep
which his inevitable failure entails
suffering upon himself, and loss upon those
with whom he has transactions. The re
port from which we have before quoted,
In almost every section of the country, the num
ber of persons engaged in selling goods is in exces
sive proportion to the number buying them, and
the profits in every department of commerce arc
shaved down to the lowest possible point, while
expenses everywhere and for everything are exces
sive. Let us hope that this report may do some
what towards repressing this false ambition,
by showing the perils of trade, even to those
experienced in its operations.
Agricultural and Horticultural
C. GRIER & CO.,
Trade Street, Chaklottk, N. C.
Commission, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Fer
tilizers, Agricultural and Horticultural Implements,
Farm and Garden Seeds, Grape Vines, Fruit Trees
and Flowers, Fine Stock and Poultry.
We are General Agents for the States of North
and South Carolina for the sale of
StilwelPs great Southern Fertilizer,
The cheapest and best Fertilizer ever offered to the
Only $25 per Ton exclusive of freight.
We can furnish you the best Rockland, Tomaston
Shell Lime, Bone Dust, Land Plaster, Plaster Paris
The latest and most improved patterns of Plows,
The Genuine Watt Plow,
Thrashers, Corn Shelters, Straw Cutters, Cider Mills,
Seed Planters, Hominy Mills, Wheelbarrows, fcc.
The Champion Reaper and Mower.
Lawn Mowers and Garden Implements.
New and improved varieties of Corn, Wheat, Rye,
Oats and Potatoes, Clover, Lucerne, Orchard Grass,
Timothy, Kentucky Blue Grass and COTTON
Fresh and pure
Grown the past year by the most noted and reliable
Horticulturist in the L'nited States.
The finest and most popular varieties of Grape
Vines, Fruit Trees and Flowers from the most cele
brated Nurseries in the country.
Cattle bred directly from imported Stock, Alder
nev, Ayroshire, Short Horned and Durham.
Sheep Merino, Am-rican bred; Cotswold and
South Down, bred from imported stock, and Asiatic
Cashmere (wool bearing) Goats.
Thorough bred Chester, English Cheshire, Burk
shire, Essex and Poland Pigs.
The purest breeds of Fowls, bred from imported
stock taken from the best prize pens of Europe.
We have opened a strictly
For the purpose of aiding the Farmers of this section
in developing the Agricultural interests of our coun
try. Hoping to merit their patronage by dealing
fairly with all, we shall be satisfied with short
profits, and will endeavor on all occasions to make
it to the interest of our friends and customers to
give us a call before pure-basing elsewhere.
Call and sec us, 3d door South of Wilson Si Black's
Drug Store, Grose's old stanL
Feb 13, 1871. 3m E. C. GRIER & C(.
Notice to Debtors.
All persons indebted to the late firm of ROBT.
SHAW & SON, or to W. K SHAW, for work or
Harness and Saddles,, are requested to settle with
the undersigned. Longer indulgence cannot be
given, and a settlement will bo forced if possible.
Feb 20, 1871 3w W. E. SHAW.
A. SHORTER CALDWELL,
Insurance and Real Estate Agent,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
!S nd tlS rual of CTCiy di
TrrrT rw.pcnnl dtttnt.An tr mn t Vni-S rr cr!l ?nr
Feb CO, 1871 tf
The Future of Cotton. j
The-New York Commercial and Financial
Chronicle has this to say. on the future sup
ply of the, great staple. Let planters take
heed in time:
There appears to be .a disappointment
among 4ome that prices have not improved
more on the fall of Paris. This is due to two
facts-nrst, that the effect of such au event
is always in very great part anticipated and
discounted ; and second, the continued very
large .receipts are necessarily weighing down
the market. ' With our own crop reaching j
ovcr;3j700,000 bales, we certainly do not see
any fair prospect of getting prices up per
manently. Either one of two circumstances
might, however, help the marketa decrease
in the shipments from India or a decreased
planting this spring here. As to India, it
does not appear probable, iu view of the
stock'this, year heUl.over. and tho present
improved condition of the crop, that the,j
movement hence will show any falling on.
And yet, as the season advances, if prices
should decline further, no one could know
positively the effect of the diminished draw
ing power of the lower quotation on the
ryot. It is a matter of history that in 1SG1
a rise to 7d (the average for fair surats
during the year) increased the India ship
ments, without any additional planting, to
986,600 bales, from 563,200 bales the pre
vious year, showing that the previous price
had not been a sufficient inducement to lead
them to market the crop.
As to the extent of planting in the South
for the next season, it is of course too early
at present to say anything about it. The
planter knows ' best at w hat price he can
afford to raise cotton. One thing, however,
is very certain, that if we haye the prospect
next spring of another crop equal to this
one, low prices will have to be accepted ;
and it becomes the Southern merchant in
making advances and the planter in signing
contracts for labor to bear this fact in mind.
To obtain au idea of the ruling rates when
there is a full supply of cotton, we have only
to remember that the aosrage price of mid
dling upland at Liverpool for a series of
years before the war was each year as fol
lows. (The d. stands for pence) :
Of course the planter must be prej tared to
accept these figures when the world is over
supplied. Curiosities of English Law.
A London barrister, 3Ir. A. V. Dicey,
has been showing Englishmen the absurdi
ties and contradictions of their common law.
His experience and illustrations are contain
ed in a book entitled a Treatise on the
Rules for the Selection of the Parties to an
Action and among the curiosities mention
ed are the following :
The obstruction of a highway is consid
ered to cause peculiar damage to a man
whom it impedes in his business, but none
to a man whom it injures iu his trade. The
owner of a dog is not liable for its biting
other men, unless he knew of its fierceness,
but without any such knowledge he is lia
ble for its biting cattle. Ifa horse is allow
ed to stray, and it kicks a chili, the owner
is not liable, for "it is not the ordinary
course of the nature of a horse to kick a
child." Hut if a horse strays into a field
and kicks another man's horse, the owner is
liable, because, 'we presume, it is the ordi
nary course of the nature of a horse to kick
another horse. Ifa man builds chimneys
which must smoke in a certain direction,
and another man lights tires which cause
smoke to go up the chimneys, any damage
caused by smoke must be made good by the
man who lighted the fires not by the man
who built the chimneys.
A tradesman sold a man a lamp which
was to be used by the man's wife. The
lamp was so badly made that it exploded,
and the man's wife was injured. It was
held that she could not recover. Another
salesman sold a man some hair-wash to be
used by the man's wife. The hair-wash
was so badly made that the man's wife was
injured. It was held that she could recov
er. In some of these cases the extreme
subtlety of the distinctions causes au appar
ent contradiction, while it is hard to say
that either is wrongly decided. If a. man
agrees to build a house his death docs not
put an end to the contract, but it does if he
to buna a lignt-nouse.
f his wile's pro
whether a husband has reduced
prouerty into possession or not
has given lise to very fine distinctions. In
one case, a wife's trustee had paid the wife
the rent of some property settled on her,
and had borrowed a part of the money so
jaid. It was held that this money was re
duced into possession by the husband, and
that after his wife's death he might recover
, , , , i- .
who had received money lor a wife wrote to
, i . ttt .i i i i i .i
her ami told her that he held the money at
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iiei uij iunw. ji was nun niiiw unci iiic
r i i i i- i . . .i.
wife s death this money did not pass to the
Another question of some difficulty is
whether a servant who is sent by his master
to sell a horse can warrant the horse so as
to bind his master. The servant of a horse
dealer can bind his master by a warranty,
even though his. master has forbidden him
to warrant. A servant sent to sell a horse
at a fair, and not authorized to warrant, a
servant sent to sell a horse at 1 attcrsall s,
and authorized to give a hmite
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for a horse, j
were also held to bind thuir ma
when one man applied to another
j and the owner of the horse hent it by his j
farm bailiff, the farm baihtl s wan ant y was
held not to bind the owner.
A good conscience is to the sonl
health is to the bodr: it preserves
, stani ease ana herennvwitnus,ana more inaii
countervails all the calamities and afflictions
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J which can possibly befall u. !
Will ha Succeed? ;M
In nine cases out of ten, no man's life will
be a success if he does not bear burdens in '
his childhood. If the fondness or vanity of
father or mother haye kept him from hard
work; if another always helped him 'out at
the end of his row; if, instead of taking hU
turn at pitching off, he mowed away all the
time-n short, if what was light always foil - J
to him, and what was heavy about the same .
work to some one else; if he has been per
mited to shirk till shirking has become a !
habit unless a miracle is wrought, his life
will be a failure, and the blame will not . bo '
half so much his as that of weak, foolish .
parents. " ' . ; ' ' "
On the other hand, if a boy has been '.
brought up to do his part; never allowed
to shirk by legitimate responsibility, or to
dodge work, whether or not it made his
licad acheor soiled his handsuntil bear-
ing heavy tiurdeiis become a matter of pride
the heavy end of the wood his ' from choice
parents, as they bid hlni good byej' may
diminisdi their fears. His life will not be a
business failure. The elements' of success .
are his, and at some time and in some way ,'
the world will recognize his capacity. '
Take auother point. .Money is the object
of the world's pursuit. It is a legitimate -object.
It gives bread, and clothing,' and !
homes, and comfort. The world has not
judged wholly unwisely when it has mado
the position a man occupies to hinge com--'
paratively more or less on his ability to
earn money, and somewhat upon the amount
of his possessions. If he is miserably poor,
it argues either some defect in his expendi-
tures, or a lack of fitness to cope with men
in the great battle for gold.
When a country bred boy leaves home,'
it is generally to enter upon some business '
the end of which is to acquire property, and
he will succeed just in proportion a ho has f
been made to earn and save in his childhood.
If all the money he has had has come of
planting a little patch in the spring, and
felling its produce after weary months of?
watching ami toil in the fall, or from killing ;
woodchucks at six cents a head, or from
trapping muskrats, and selling their skins
for a shilling ; setting snares in the fall for
game and walking miles to see them in the ,
morning before the old folks were up; husk- ,
ing corn tor a neighbor moonlight evenings,
at two cents a bushel ; working out an occa
sioned day that hard work at home was made
possible he is good to make his pile in this
world. On the contrary, if the boy never i
earned a dollar ; if parents and friends al-
ways keep him in spending money pennies
to buy candies and fish-hooks, and satisfy
his imagined wants and he has grown to
manhood in the expectancy that the "world '
will generally treat him with similar consid
eration, he will always be a make-shift;
and the fault is not so much his as that of
those about him, who never made the boy
depend upon himself did not make him
wait six months to get money to replace a
Every one has to rough it at one time or
another. If the roughing comes in boy
hood, it does good ; if later, when habits
are formed, it is equally tough, but not be
ing educational, is generally useless. And
the question whether a young man will suc
ceed in making money or not depends not
upon where he goes or what he does, but
upon his willingness to do 'his part, and
upon his having earned money, and so gain-'
cd a knowledge of his worth. Not a little
of this valuable experence and knowledge
the country boy gets on the old farm, under
the tutelige of parents shrewd enough to
see the end from the beginning, and to '
make the labor and grief of children con- 1
tribute to the success of subsequent life.
Htnrth, and Home.
Bex Hill's Position. Few Georgia po
liticians are better known than Hon. JJenja
min Hill, before the war member Congress
and during the war Confedarate Senator
from Georgia. After the adoption by Con
gress of the Rccmistruetioii measures, and
during tho Presidential canvass of 1868, Mr.
Hill was considered an ultra j and almost an
"impracticable" politician. Recently he ap
pears to have modified his political views,
and has very unjustly been suspected of &
tendency towards Radicalism. Here is Mr.
Hill's answer on being asked if he said at'
the Bullock dinner "that he did not care to
be a Democrat
"Yes, I said so. I never was a Democrat
per se. I always said so. I never expected
to say otherwise. Since the war the insults
and "oppressions of the Republicans have
driven me to act with the Democratic party,
and I shall act with it while those insults
and oppressions continue. The charge that
I am capable of acting with a party that
disfranchises me and enfranchises my slave
to govern me, is so ridiculous that none but
fools will believe it, and none but knaves will
rrt 1 - .1 w
; say it. 1 ne real 11 utn is, 1 am no partisan,
and have but little respect for any man who
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is. Thebouth has paid dearly enough for
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this blind party worshi p. It is time for the
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i Nuth to subordinate party to her interest,
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.in,l ii-. f lonrror unluirrl itioto intonwt. t TMirtV.
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j This is now her best platform ; and, there-,
j fore, it is mine.
Carolina Agricultural Works,
CHARLOTTE, X. C.
COOK & ELLVSON, Proprietor.
Our Shops arc now at the Old Navy Yard and at
the lute Foundry of J. M. Howie.
We are manufacturing ana .wiling au son oi
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to Iiepstirin iu our line of every dcscnptK
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