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J. YATES, Editor axd Proprietor.
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CHARLOTTE, N. C,v TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1871
JJXETEEXTH T0LUME- N UMBER 961.
WILLIAM J. YATES, Editor and Proprietor.
Terms Three Dollars per annum in advance.
AdvdtifnH'nt will be inserted at reasonable
r.itos (,r in accordance with contract.
( s;?'i.'in notices of over five Hnes in length will
- cli tri'.l for at advertising rates. r .
Robert Gibbon, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
I Office over Smith & Hammond's Drug Store
j x- on College Street.
.1,1, 31. 1871.
J. P. McCombs, M. D.,
Offers lii-professional services to the citizens of
iiu InUc and surrounding country. All calls, both
niirUt and day, promptly attended to.
Oilin- in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite the
('h.it'iotte Hotel. .
( let -id. 1H70.
I) II. M. A. BLAND, Dentist,
(Successor to Ai.kxandkk & Bland.)
All work guaranteed. Teeth extracted without
pain ly "Nitrous Oxide Gas."
Ollieein Brick Building, opposite the Charlotte
SMITH & HAMMOND
Have in Store a Full Stock of Drugs, Medicines,
Arc, u liidi tliey arc ottering at very low prices,
wliole.-.ile and retail.
Country Merchants and others visiting Charlotte
will do well to call and get quotations.
Au- -'. 1T0.
Dr. JOHN H. McADEN,
Wholesale and Retail Druggist,
CHARLOTTE, X. C,
1 l is on hand a large and well selected stock of PURE
1UU..S, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Family
.Medicines, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Dye StutFs,
F.tm v and Toilet Articles, wfiieh he is determined
to sell at the very lowest prices.
DR. S. E. BRATTON,
Physician and Surgeon,
Tenders his Professional services to the citizens of
( harlot te and vicinity.
Olliee next to Charlotte Hotel. Residence oppo
site to .1. 11. Wilson's Law Office.
Feb 1:5, 171. Gin
WILSON & BLACK,
Wholesale and Retail Druggists,
Comer Trade and 'College. 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 ! tound in this market, which we are ottering at
very low prices.
To Physicians and Country Merchants we offer
special Inducements. All orders promptly tilled.
CHARLOTTE, X. C.
This well-known House having been newly fur
nished and relitted in every department, is now open
for the accommodation of the
w"??" Omnibusses at the Depot on arrival of Trains.
Jan 24, 1S70. H. C. ECCLES.
A. Kl KWKI.L. K. S. DeWOLFE.
BURWELL & DeWOLFE,
ATTORNEYS AT J. AW,
CHARLOTTE, X. C,
Office in the Court House, next to the Sheriffs
Olliee. Jan 2, 1871 y
jHdII N S ON ' S . HOTEL,
LXCOLXTOX, X. r.
fcjk This well known establishment i still open
I iilfl aml in successful operation for the aceoinuio-
LLdation of thcpublic. The 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 '.), lsTl Cm Proprietor.
JOHN T. BUTLER,
Watch and Clock Maker,
AMI OliALEH IN
JEWELRY, FINE WATCHES CLOCKS,
Watch Matt-rials, Spectacles, kv.
Augli), 11.7. CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Preserve Your Eyes.
These Lenses," lanufactured by the Philadelphia
Optical Institute, are superior to any other Glasses
in the market. ' Tiny confer a brilliancy and dis
lim tne-vsof vision not found in any other Glass.
They can be used equally well without tiring or
fatiguing the eye.
C5TFor sale only at JOHN T. BUTLER'S
Jewelry Store, Main Street, sole agent in Charlotte,
N. C, and vicinity.
IV Ujn . 1870. :
J. Y. BRYCE & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
cuaulottj:. a. a
Particular attention paid to the selling of all kinds
ef Produce, Cotton and Tobacco.
15"' Highest cash price paid for Cotton.
1" All orders from a distance promptly attended
t-. J. Y. BRYCE.
March 5, 1800. W. II. BRYCE.
D. SNYDER & SON,
Gun and Lock Smiths,
CHARLOTTE, X. C,
Dealers. Manufacturers and Repairers of all kinds of
Guns, Rifles, Pistols. Door Locks, Trunk Locks and
Kevs of all sizes.
The best of Guns, Rifles, &c, constantly for sale
or procured to order at pric es low down.
Go to the new Jobbing Slum to get your Arms,
Rifles 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. E. SNYDER
Carolina Agricultural Works.
CHARLOTTE, N. C. '
COOK & ELLYSOX, Proprietors.
Our Shops are now at the Old Navy Y'ard and at
the late Foundry of J. M. Howie.
We are manufacturing and selling all sorts of
Fanning Implement and giving careful attention
to Repairing in our line of every description.
Feb 13. 1871. COOK & ELLYSOX.
Wil., Char. & Ruth.' Railroad.
500 MiU; Tickets over this Road can be purchased
for Fifteen Dollars of Station Agents at Charlotte,
Lincoluton and Cherryville.
V. Q. JOHNSON, Gen'l Agent,
estern Division. Wil.. Char. & Ruth. R, R.
Feb 20, 1871 2m
By Eccle8 & Gaither, Auctioneers,' Trade
Street, Charlotte, X. C.
As Assignee of Sam'l Grose, Bankrupt, I will sell
at the Auction House of Eecles & Gaither, on Satur
day, 25th of March, the following Goods :
Large lot.of single and double Safety Fuse, thir
teen cases Pint and Quart Flasks, Soda, Apple
Brandy, Hum and Gin in barrels and bottles, Syrup,
Cedar and Painted Tubs, Miners Hats, Copper
Rivets, Nails, one pair Platform ScaleS, one pair
Counter Scales, Tobacco Cutter, 1 one-horse Wagon,
and sundry goods. F. H. DEWEY,
March 13, 1871 2w Assignee.
As Assignee of II. B. Peters, a Bankrupt! will
offer for sale at the Court House door in Charlotte
on Saturday the 8th day of April, 1871,. the interest
of said Peters in Lot Np. 41G, in Square 60, pn 7th
Street, being the lot which he purchased fromJohn
Treloar. j -
Also, one Share of Stock in the Char. & S, C.
Railroad. . ..... .
Also, about $2,500 in old N. C. Bank Notes, prin-.
cipally on the Bank of Lexington. ' '
Terms, cash. S. P; ALEXANDER,
March 6, 1871 4w v " ' Assignee.
DALLAS M. RIGLER,
No. 5 Granite Row, Charlotte, N. C,
(Next door to Meachams Boot & Shoe Store,)
Has in Store a large assortment of the following
Candies, Raisins, Jellies, Pickles,
Crackers of all kind, Cakes,
Figs, Dates and Fniits of all sorts,
Tobacco, Snuff and Segars, &c,
To which he invites the attention of all who wish
to buy anything in that line.
2 He istrrepared to furnish weddings or parties
with Cakes at short notice.
Oct. 81, 1870. D. M. RIGLER.
Stoves, Tin & Sheeting Iron Ware.
Always on hand the beat STOVES in the market.
Spear's Chlorine, Excelsior, Columbia and Live
Oak Cooking Stove.
Box and Parlor Stoves,
Tin and Sheet-Iron AVare,
Hollow Ware, Japanese Ware, and various
All wares and work warranted as represented.
Orders respectfully solicited.
Feb 28, 1870. D. II. BYERLY.
Notice against Trespassing.
The undersigned hereby warn all persons against
trespassing on their Farms and Lands in Gaston
county, either by hunting with or w ithout dogs, or
pasMng through their premises and throwing down
fences. We have suffered so much annoyance and
loss- that we have determined to enforce the law
against any who may violate this notice, without
regard to color, race or previous condition.
J. SPRINGS DAVIDSON, .
R. A. DAVIDSON.
Feb 27, 1S71 tf
Great Discovery in
The undersigned, a practical manufacturer, has
for the past 12 years been experimenting with and
coinpomiding LUBRICATING OIL. lie has lately
made a new and important discovery in the laws
governing fatty substances, such as OILS, whereby
the gummy matter can be detached from the Oil
and precipitated to the bottom, leaving a perfectly
pure Oil fit for LUBRICATING PURPOSES. lie
has applied this discovery to Oils intended for
machinery, and produced an OIL WARRANTED
not to heat or gum, and as durable as the best of
Sperm. The best judges cannot tell it from pure
Sperm either by taste of smell.
Warranted to give satisfaction or returned at my
Refer to L. C. Jones, President Faycttevjlle & Cold
Fields Railroad, Fayetteville, N. C. ; Jno. Shaw,
President Beaver Creek Manufacturing Company,
Fayetteville, N. C. ; Col. J. W. Leak, President Great
Falls Manufacturing Company, Rockingham, N. C.
Send for a sample of the Artificial Sperm, and it
will be sent forward free of cost.
HENRY G. HALL,
Feb 13, 1871 3m Fayetteville, N. C.
Garden Seeds! Garden Seeds!!
Just received at
SCARR'S DRUG STORE.
A large and carefully selected Stock
Especially including those varieties suitable to the
Feb (i, 1871. F. SCAUR.
1871. GARDEN SEED! 1871.
Landreth'S Warranted Garden Seed!
A large and fresh supply of these celebrated Seed
have just been received from Philadelphia, Also,
Clover and Orchard Grass.
Call and supply yourself with Catalosrne.
KILGORE fc CURETON,
Jan 10, 1871. Springs' Corner.
GARDEN SEED, CLOVER SEED
At JfcAden's Corner Drwj Store.
A large supply of Garden Seeds, both Landreth's
and Buist's, fresh and genuine, just received at
McADEN'S Comer Drug Store.
Call and get a Garden Manual for 1871.
Feb 1 31871 .
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,
30 " Orchard Grass Seed,
10 " Timothy
10 " Herds Grass
Lucerne and Lawn Grass Seed, at "
WILSON fe BLACK'S Drug Store,
next to Stenhouse, Macaulav & Co's.
Jan 23, 187L J
IeTh. 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. LIXDLEY, 31. D.
Direct from " the above-named Institute,
May be consulted at their Office in CHARLOTTE,
X C., with reference to CANCERS, SCROFULA,
all discuses of the Throat and Lungs, Stomach, Liver,
Kidneys and Bowels, diseases of the Nervous Sys
tem, as Nervous Debility. Chorea, Epileptic Fits,
Spasms, Neuralgia, &c. 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 ever' kind.
Office Hours, 7 to 8 A. M., 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 P. M.
Feb 13, 1871 2mpd
Are You There, Mother?
A mother, busy with her household cttres,
was obliged to go into an upper room and
leave two little ones alone for some time.
So she gave them books and tors to amuse
them, which answered very well for a time.
But by and by the house seemed to grow so
still and lonesome, they began to feel afraid.
So the eldest went to the foot of the stair
case, and, calling with a timid voice said
"Mamma, are you there ?"
"Yes, darling," said the mother, cheerily.
"All right, then," said the little one, more
to herself than to her mother. So she vent
back to her plays for a time. After awlile
the question was repeated with the same
answer and the same result.
. O. how cfteri, in our loneliness and sad
ness herein the world, we lorget that God
still is overhead. But if we only send up
our prayers to Him, we shall not fail to get
a comforting and quieting answer.
Are you ever afraid, dear children ? Learn
this little verse to say over in such an hour
"What time I am afraid, I will trust in
Thee." You need not fear in the darkest
night, or the wildest storm, for God is still
overhead. Sometimes lie sends the storm
just to ruke us ..turn to Him. It is a good
wind, you know, that blows the ship into the
safe harbor. So everything that makes us
call upon God, and draw nearer to Him, is
a blessing. "As one whom his mother com
forteth," so the Lord will comfort those sor
rowing ones who flee to His bosom for rest.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer ix
Groceries and Confectioneries,
Says that he manufactures better CANDY than any
brought from the Northern markets, and it will
If vou don't believe it call and trv it.
SKTNNER has also on hand a good assortment
of everything usually found in a first class house,
CAXDY of Jus oicn manufacture,
French Candies, Gold Medal Cigars,
Jellies, Nuts, Lord Byron Cigars,
Brandy Peaches, Good Cigars,
Pickles in Bottles, Pickles in Barrels, Soda Crackers,
Lemon Crackers, Lemon Snaps, Ginger Snaps,
Ginger Nuts, Lard in Buckets, Lard in Kegs, Butter
20 Sacks Prime Family Flour,
Sugar, Coffee, Black and Green Teas, Cheese, Snuff
of all kinds, Matches, Chewing and Smoking To
bacco, Pipes (Merschaum and other grades), Soda,
Spice, Ginger, Pepper, Canned Oysters, Lobsters,
Peaches and Pine Apples; Violins, Guitars, Banjos,
Accordeons, Ilarmonioms and other musican instra:
If you don't see what you want ask for it, and
you will be apt to get it.
If you want Cakes, &c, for your wedding supper
or a party, go to CHAS. SKINNEU'S.
24 Tryon Street, (Parks' building,)
Feb 27, 1871. Charlotte, N. C.
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS.
I have in Store next door below Bryce's build
ing, a large stock of
And everj'thing which a City consumer or Farmer
may need, such as
Molasses, Sugar, Coffee, Salt,
Cotton Ties, Bagging and Rope,
Bacon, Corn, Flour, Fish, &c.,
A good assortment of fine Licmors.
For sale low for Cash only.
Feb 27, 1871. B. M. PRESSON.
Groceries and Confectioneries.
We beg leave to call the attention of the generous
public to the fact that we are in receipt of, and are
daily receiving a full line of the following goods,
viz : Groceries, Candies, Confectioneries, Tobacco,
Snuff and Cigars, Toys, Musical Instruments, &c,
which we are" prepared to sell as low as any other
house in the City, wholesale or retail. Give us a
call. 2 doors West of Brem, Brown & Co., near the
Court House, on Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C.
A. R. NISBET & BRO.
100 Sacks Rio Coffee, o0 Barrels A, C and extra C
Sugars; Hyson and Black Teas; New Orleans, Dima
rafa and Common Molasses ; 40 Tubs Pure and Leaf
Lard; 50 boxes Adamantine Candles; 100 boxes No.
1 Herrings; Mackerel in barrels, half barrels, quarter
barrels and kits ; Soda in barrels and boxes ; Early
Rose and Goodrich Potatoes in barrels ; Spice, Pep
per, Ginger, Nutmegs and Clovos, Buckets, Pails,
Tubs, Brooms and Baskets, Shoe Brushes and Black
ing, Powder and Shot; Washing, Toilet and the
celebrated Tar healing Soaps.
A. R. NISBET & BRO.
Candies and Confectioneries.
Assorted Stick Candies, various colors and flavors;
Prize Candies, Shoo Fly, Maidens Blush, Cash Bank
and Specie Bank; 100 Boxes Layer Raisins, in
whole, halves and quarter boxes ; Soda, Sugar and
Lemon Crackers ; Brazil Nuts, Walnuts, Filbuts and
Almonds; Toys of all kinds, Violins and other
Tobacco, Snuff and Cigars of all the various
brands at prices to suit customers.
All of the above goods were bought at the lowest
possible figures, expressly for the jobbing trade, and
will be sold cheap.
Merchants and others are specially invited to call
and see us before buying.
A. R. NISBET & BRO.,
Feb 13, 1871. Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C,
The Atlantic Phosphate Company are prepared to
manufacture Acid Phosphate for composting with
This preparation is highly recommended by
Chemists, as with it Planters are enabled to make
their own Fertilizers.
Price, $35 per ton of 2,000 lbs. Cash, or on time
Eg-Wc have appointed Gen. JOHN A. YOUNG
our Agent in Charlotte, N. C, who is now prepared
to fill orders.
PELZER, RODGERS & CO.,
General Agents, Brown's Wharf, Charleston, S. C.
Farmers of Mecklenburg and Coun
try Surrottnding :
The nndersi-med is now prepared to supply vou
with THE ATLANTIC PHOSPHATES, now be
ing manufactured under the direction of an expe
rienced and practical Chemist, at the Company's
Works on Ashley River, Charleston. S. C.
It is intended that this shall be a First Class Fer
tilizer, and one which can be recommended to
Faxnurs. As Agent of the Company I am author
ized to gurrantee that it is fully up to the standard.
Farmers will promote their "interest by calling to
see me at the old Charlotte Bank Building, opposite
Tate & Dewey's Banking House, Charlotte before
' JOHN A. YOUNG,
March 6, 1871 7w Charlotte, N. C.
From the London Spectator
The fortune bequeathed by the late Mr.
Brassey, the contractor, is probably, as the I
Observer says, , the largest wliich ever !
passed the Court of Probate for the very
lew estates which exceed his in value are
usually transferred by settlement. This
fortune is believed to have exceeded seven
millions sterling, the personalty alone hav
ing been sworn under six and a half millions.
V ith the possible exception of an instance '
in the history of the Rothschild family a
family of whose colossal wealth every body
talks, while nobody knows very much and
the doubtful exception of Mr. Yanderbilt, re
ported by Xew York gossips to possess
nearly a hundred millions of dollars this is
certainly the largest amount of money ever
accumulated by one man by industry and
enterprise, during his own lifetime, and its
bulk suggests that some great change
nust have passed over the fortune-making
capabilities of business men. . The area of
tleir operations must in some way or other
hive been enormously increased, until they
resembled the operations of a government
rather than those of an individual, until,
as it were, they must be enabled to secure !
the service of entire armies of faithful
agents. We believe this to have been the
case, and to be due to the operation of two j
tauses, one of them entirely good in its ac
tion, the other and more important one very
doubtful. The national boundries formerly
fixed to speculation are rapidly disappear
ing. Supposing that an able man with a
talent for business of almost any kind can
secure a sufficiency of competent and trust
worthy agents, there is no necessity for lim
iting his work to one country. He can re
peat himself, as it were, as often as be
pleases, and repeating himself implies a
repetition of his profits. Mr. Brassey can
only build one railroad at a time, be the
profit never so great, just as one ambassa
3or can only be in one capital in one day; but
Mr. Brassey controlling a hundred Mr Bras
seys can guide them as the Foreign Office
guides envoys, and do the same work and
acquire the same profits in England, France,
India and America all at once. Nothing
can stop him except an insufficiency of
agents, and it is just at this time that the
reservoir ot agency has begun to widen and
deepen. In many departments of life indi
vidualism has ceased to pay, the able men
with little capital getting more and rais-
incr rusher Dy entering, tne service oi
some commanding capitalUt. The capi
talist can pay him as a Premier is paid, and
is willing to pay mm, because he is able
thoroughly to trust him. The greatest of
all obstacles to an unlimited employment of
agents was once the fear of rivalry. "If,"
said the employer, "I make that man as
competent as myself, he may set up for him
self and take some of my business away."
The agent, however, of a man like Mr. Bras
sey, has none of that temptation. If he set
up for himself he could not do the same
business business profitable mainly on ac
count of its scale ; and if he could it would,
considering the risk, scarcely be worth the
while. If he is the kind of man who suc
ceeds, his employer will see that it is made
worth his while to succeed for him instead
of for himself, touse vast means for another
instead of small means on his own account.
The immense pile of Goods boxes in front of
Wittkowsky & Rintels' Store last week indicates
that they have an immense stock of Dry Goods, fcc.
Call and see what they can show you.
March 13, 1871.
First of the Season!
SPRING STYLES, 1871.
Ladies' Hats and Bonnets.
The very, latest. Call and see.
At WITTKOWSKY & RINTELS'.
Unsurpassed in style or make, just received at
WlTTKOWSKY & RINTELS'.
March 13, 1871.
Price Reduced to $5 0 per Ton, Cash,
or $55 on Time, with 7 per cent interest.
Approved by Planters generally, and (after analysis)
. by Prof. W. C. KERR, 'State Geologist.
A Full Supply on Hand.
For Pamphlets, containing full particulars and re
commendations of numerous Planters, apply to .
DeROSSETT & CO., State Agents,
Wilmington, N. C.
Or to the following Local Agents:
SANDERS, OATES & CO., Charlotte, N..C.
A. F. Bizzell, Laurinburg.
E. R. Liles, Lilesville.
T. D. Winchester, Monroe.
Foster, Holmes & Co., Salisbury.
F. Lowe, Lexington.
R. J. Bell & Co., High Point.
UpcnuRcu & Dodd, Raleigh.
M. W. Jarvir, Wilson.
Wootex fc Croom, LaGrange.
Leak, Spencer & Co., Rockingham.
Local Agents wanted in every town in the State.
Apply to the State Agents, Wilmington, N. C.
Feb 27, 1871. 3m
25 Barrels Early Rose Potatoes,
20 " Gootlrich "
20 " Harrison
different varieties, suitable for Seed,
For sale bv
STENHOUSE, MA CAUL AY & CO.
Pennsylvania Red Top Clover Seed, for sale by
STENIIOUSE, MACAULAY & CO.
Feb 27, 1871. .
New Cotton Planter.
The undersigned calls the attention of Cotton
raisers to an invention f hi for planting the seed.
It does the work better than it can be done by hand
and saves the labor of two hands and a horse. It
took a premium at the Mecklenburg Fair.
A specimen of the Machine can be seen at Cook
& Ellvson's Shops, or at the Store of E. C. Grier &
Co. Address me at Charlotte.
. Feb 27, 1871 1m R- F. NORWOOD.
For a number of years past, the telegraph
offices of Londen have communicated with a
central office, and consequently with each
other, by means of pneumatic tubes. There
are now in use fifteen ol these, in which
"carriers" containing the messages are trans
mitted by atmospheric pressure. This is
done by exhausting the air in front of the
carrier, and providing an air-blast behind.
The germ of the system is found in a tubu
lar way laid down and for some time in use
near Brighton, England, at the beginning of
the present century, and through which car
riages were propelled by creating a partial
vacuum in front of them. From this crude
beginning the method has been brought to
a very high degree of utility, aa shown by
the number of pneumatic tubes in operation,
not only as just mentioned in London, but
also in Liverpool and Manchester.
The success of the system for transmit
ting written messages and such' Kght arti
cles seem to be due mainly to the use of
"circuits," or, in other words, by making
the tube, carried through the stations, to
and from which messages are to be sent, re
turn to the central station, so that the air
current, while traversing continually in one
direction, is enabled to convey the carriers
from the central station at one end portion
of the tube, and to it at the other. The
means by which the carriers designed for
the stations along the line may be taken out
without interferring with others in transitu
is ingenious. At each station the tube is
intersected by a receiving apparatus, con
sisting of two short barrels having the same
diameter as the tube itself, and working on
an axis parallel with that of the tube, in
such manner that either of the barrels may
be brought in line therewith. One of the
barrels is open at both ends, so that, when
abjusted in line with the tube, as just men
tioned, the carrier may pass through it with
out hindrance ; whereas the other barrel has
only a small perforation, for the escape of
air, in its forward end, and when in position
intercepts and receives the carrier. The lat
ter is removed from the receiver by turning
this last to bring the open-ended barrel con
tinuous with the tube, wliich movement, by
bringing the receiving barrel out of line
with thy tube, permits the removal of its
contents. The time at which the carrier
will reach the receiver is indicated to the
attendant by a telegraph signal.
1 1 m
Bill Arp on Life Insurance.
"Bill Arp," the famous Georgia humorist,
has been "interviewed" by several life in
surance agents, and favors the public in his
inimitable style, with his experience :
"A friend (I suppose he Avas a friend)
found me, and said he wanted to see me
partikularly. He took me a little way back
and handed me out some little thumb pa
papers, full of figures, and said he wanted
me to insure my life. That skeered me
worse than anything, for it looked like I
was in danger, and he had just found it out.
I asked him if he thought there would be a
fight. He explained things to me and I felt
relieved, and declined to insure for the pres
ent. You see I felt mighty well, and could'nt
see the necessity. At the next corner I
met another friend, who seemed glad to see
me exceedingly. He held my hand in his
several moments. He asked me if my life
was insured. He said he was agent for the
best company. He then explained to me
that a man might die at aiiT time; that they
didn't undertake to keep a man from dying.
So I declined, but expressed my gratitude
for his interest in my welfare, and promised
to buy a policy as soon as I got right sick.
J ust as I left him, I heard him call some
feller a durned phool. When I got to the
hotel there was a man waitin' for me on the
same business. He talked to me for an hour
on the uncertainty of life and the certainty
of death. 1 thought he was a missionary.
He seemed much concerned about my wife
and children, and once or twice wiped his
eyes with a white pocket handkerchief. I
knowed he was a friend, and told him I
would reflect seriously about the matter.
I believe that company is a purely phil
anthropic institution, and would lend a fel
ler a few dollars if he was suffering. I think
I will try to borrow from their agents to
morrow." This morning the first one come
to see me agin, and I konkluded I was look
in" mity bad, and axed him to excuse me,
ns was not feeling well. I went to Dr.
Gregory and got a dose of salts. He axed
me if I was sick. I told him I was, and the
reason why. He then told me all about it,
and said there was about one hundred of
them fellers in town, and they bored half an
inch at the first interview ; and an inch on
the second in the same hole, and so on till
they got to the hollow, and the patient give
in a'nd took a policy. I don't know about
that, but I will say they are the friendliest,
most sympathizen and kindhearted men 1
ever struck; only I don't like so much talk
. Vwl l rPRna r. -wl . t-O 1011 f 1 f ' 1 I f i 1 1 f I I L'O
CASH or CREDIT.
Wc will sell THE GENUINE PACIFIC GUANO
to our Farmer tills season at SIXTY DOLLARS
per ton Cash or SEVENTY DOLLARS per ton,
jwyable November loth WITHOUT INTEREST,
note and good security required.
Thi Fertilizer lias been well tried by Farmers in
this section and is generally pronounced
Equal to the Best, Inferior to none.
Farmers wishing to pay for their Fertilizers in
Cotton to be delivered in the Fall, can be accom
modated, T?.m-.mK-.r flmt nrf nffer a Drrmiuni of ONE
I THOUSAND POUNDS of GENUINE PACIFIC
j GUANO to the farmer who makes the greatest
I amonnt of Cotton on an acre from the use of Pacific
rttano. BURROUGHS & SPRINGS.
. Genuine Rockport Lime,
Fresh Rosendale Cement,
Land Planter and
- Standard Fertilizer.
For sale bv BURROUGHS & SPRINGS.
March C" 1871.
Commission to Inquire into Charges of Cor
ruption and Fraud.
Raleigit, N. C, March 9,U871.'
By virtue of authority given to iw by an
act ratified 8th day of February, 1871, which
is herewith published, we have appointed
Hon. George Howard of Edgecombe, M. S.
Bobbins of Randolph, and Gen. J. G. Mar
tin of Buncombe, a commission for the pur
poses therein declared.
The commission will meet in the eity of
Raleigh on the 21st inst., for the purpose of
organization and consultation.
E. J. WARREN",
President of the Senate.
THOS. J. JARVIS, '
Speaker of the House.
1A" ACT creating a Commission to In
quire into Charges of Corruption and
Whereas, The last General Assembly
authorized the issue to sundry Railroad
Companies of many millions of dollars in the
bonds of the State for alleged purpose of
internal improvement, and said bonds were
issued to the officers of said Companies ;
And Wherea. This General Assembly
has reason to believe that no adequate re
sults have accrued tkerefrom, but that a
large proportion of said bonds have been
corruptly and fraudulently diverted front
any purposes of internal improvement to the
personal ends of certain individuals, and
have been fraudulently and dishonestly dis
posed of, to the great detriment of the State,
in the impariugof her credit abroad and the
criminal disregard of her material interest
at home ; ' - . .
And icliereas, It lias been commonly ,
charged that a portion of said bonds or of
the proceeds thereof have been used for pur
poses of bribery in and out of the State of
And whereas, There have been many
charges of official venality and corruption
since the passage of the acts authorizing the
issue of the said bonds ; .r
And whereas, It has been , charged that
certain officers of some of the said railroad
companies have let contracts for the con
struction of said railroads or of parts thereof
at fraudulent and exorbitant prices, and have
shared, or are yet to share in the profits of
said contracts, or have been or are to bo
given money or other things on account of
such fraudulent contract ; .
And whereas, Bight and justice demand
that the truth or falsity of all such charges
should be inquired into and ascertained, to
the end that if true, the guilty may be pun
ished and the honor of the State vindicated:
Section 1. The General Assembly of North
Carolina do enact, That the President of tho
Senate and the Speaker of the House of Rep
resentatives appoint three persons who shall
constitute a commission to investigate and
inquire into the matters hereinbefore refer
red to. They shall ascertain what disposi
tion was made of all or any of said bonds, or
of the proceeds of the same, or of any part
thereof. They shall furthermore make dili
gent inquiry into every charge of bribery
and corruption against any and every official
of the State, and against anj and every offi
cer or member of any corporation wherein
the State has had or has any interest. And
any one of said commission, by the appoint
ment of said commission, is authorized and
empowered to examine witnesses, take depo
sitions, administer oaths, issue process, and
do" whatever may tend to facilitate th busi
ness of said commission.
Sec. 2. That in furtherance of the objects
of the said Commission, chapter five and
chanter forty-eight, except thev preamble
and section four of the act of 1869 and '70,
are hereby re-enacted and made a part of
this act as fullv as if the same were herein
Sec. 3. That said Commission shall hare
power in their discretion to commission one
or more persons in or out of the State, to
take the depositions of any person, under
such rules as they may prescribe, touching
any matter within the compass of their
duties as prescribed by this act.
Sec. 4. That said Commissioners be al
lowed the same pay per diem as the mem
bers of this General Assembly for every day
actually and necessarilymployed by them
in the discharge of the duties required by.
this act, and their traveling expenses neces
sarily incurred in the performance of the
same; and all witnesses appearing before
them under their summons snail be allowed
the same per diem and mileage as is jiow
allowed by law to witnesses in the Superior
Sec. 5. That the Treasurer is directed to
pay upon the warrant of the Chairman of
said Commission, countersigned by the Au
ditor, ail sums wliich bhall become due under
this act iorper diem and traveling expenses
of the members of the Commission, and for
sheriffs' and witnesses' fees.
Sec. 6. This act shall be in force from its
I, i i i j .i . : .. - .1
in uunviai jsviiiy rviiu nirtrc nures
ratified this 6th day of February, A. D., 1871.
How not to be Beautikcl. A vacant
mind takes all the meaning out of the fair-
i est face. A sensual disposition deforms the
handsomest features. A cold, selfish heart
shrivels and distorts the best looks. A
mean, groveling spirit takes all the dignity
out of the countenance. A cherished hatred
transforms the most beautiful lineament into
an image of ugliness.
Tt it s impossible to preserve trood looks.
1 with a brood of bad passions feeding on the
blood, a net oi iow loves tramping inrouga
the heart, and a selfish, disdainful spirit en-:
thronged in the will, as to preserve the
beauty of an elegant mansion with a litter
of swine in the basement, a tribe of gypsies
in theparlor, and owls and vulture in the
upper part. Badness and beauty will no
more keep company a great while than
poison will consort with health, or an ele
gant carving survive the furnace fire.