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J .YTES, Editor "and Proprietor.
T'-rni "f S".bc riyt ion Thhee Dollars, in advance.
CHARLOTTE, N. C, TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1871.
NINETEENTH VOLUME- N UMBER 962.
n W TIT
YATES, Editor and Proprietor.
Three Dollars per annum in advance.
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f,!.S Will in: lii.-n'i u-u UL ieu.-OUUUie
or l;v.,c- with contract.
' ( ))',:r,.,r,- iidticc- ;i over five lines in length will
l,r cii.'irl-'i ir ;!t advertising rates.
Robert Gibbon, M. D.,
1 ' J IV S J C I A N A NO S U J i EO N".
- o;!ice over Smith it Hammond's Drug Store
....c on College street.
P. MeCombs, M. D.,
U professional services to the citizens
1 .- irro'indiug country.
All calls, both
!.t ,n 1 !av. lroil!l:tlv attended to.
); in brown' building, up
stairs, opposite the
DR. M . A . 1 L A N D . Dentist,
(S I'VrsaOr tO Al.EXANDKR fc IiL.VND.)
All wrk guaranteed. T--1h extracted without
pain !-v "Nitron Oxide Gas."
Oflice in Iirick Building, opposite the Charlotte
SMITH & HAMMOND
in Stun a Full Stock, of Drugs, Medicines,
J,i' ii they are tillering at very low prices,
u iio e.viI'a!K! reUi
Country M reJianU and other? visiting Charlotte
will (!' vv 11 to call and get quotations.
Am-. 'J!', I '70.
Dr. JOHN H. McADEN,
Wholesale and Retail Druggist, '
CHARLOTTE, X. C,
Hasoriliatida laigeand well selected stock of PURE
Di'd'OS, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Family
Medieinr.-;, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Dye Studs,
Fain v ami Toilet Articles, which he is determined
to .M-l'l at tie- very lowest prices.
DR. S. E. BRATTON,
Physician and Surgeon,
Ten'ler-i hi Professional services to the citizens of
( 'liarlotte and vicinity.
Oiliei- iift Id Charlotte Hotel. Residence oppo
site to .1. 11. Wilson's Law Office.
lTl. dm "
tYhdrsalc ami Retail Druggists,
t'ornr Trade and CoUeye, S(s., .(Jutrlotte.
We now have one of the largest and most com
plrte Stocks of
Drugs, Medicines, &c.,
(Ami evi-ryt h'mg pertaining to the Drug Business,)
t i ! found in this market, which we.aro offering at
crv low prices.
T- Physician and Country Merchants we offer
rs promptly tilled.
MANSION HOUSE, ;
(HA LOTTE, N. (A j
This well-known House having been newly fur-j
and refitted in every department, is now open l
for the accommodation of the I
Onmibusses at the Depot on arrival of trains.
.lan-Jt, 1S70. II. C. ECCLES.
a. nnivi:i,i,. F. s. pewoi.FK.
BURWELL & DeWOLFE,
A TTO li A' A V S A T L A IP,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Oifiec in the Court House, next to the Sheriffs
Oflicc. Jan 2, 181 1 v
JO II N SON'S HOTEL,
L1XCULXTOX, X. C.
MThis well known establishment is still open
uiu' in successful operation for the accommo
dation of the public. The Proprietor guaran
t i's sati-ifaetioii to all who may give him a call.
Transporlation furnished to 'the surrounding coun
frv on reasonable terms.
B. S. JOHNSON.
Jan 1S71 Gin Proprietor.
JOHN T. BUTLER,
Watch and Clock Maker,
am ni ALif.;: in
JEWELRY, FINE WATCHES CLOCKS,
Watch Materials, Spectacles, Ac.
Augtfi. issr. CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Preserve Your Eyes.
Those Lenses, manufactured by the Philadelphia J
!l'tical Institute, are superior to any other Glasses, j
in the market. They confer a brilliancy and dis- j
'i ii in s of vision not found in any other Glass. j
Tucy cau be used equally well without tiring or j
fatiguing the eye. '
:r-For sale, only at JOHN T. BUTLER'S
Mvelry Store, Main Street, sole agent in Charlotte, j
- C, and vicinity. j
j. yTbryce & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
CHAliLOTTi:, X. C.
Particular attention paid to the selling of all kinds
ofJI' "';iec, Cotton and Tobacco.
w?" Highest cah price paid for Cotton.
l-" All orders from a distance promptly attended
l, J. Y. BRYCE.
March lsijsi. V. II. BRYCE.
D. SNYDER & SON,
Gun and Lock Smiths, i
PIIAPLOTTE, X. C, j
Toilers, Manufacturers and Repairers of all kinds of
''tins, Rjti.K pjstoi, Door Locks, Trunk Locks and j
of all sizes. !
The best of Guns, Rifles, &, constantly for sale t
iTocured to order at prices i.oav down.
'iotnthe rtPAV Jobbing Shop to gft your Anns,
liitles or Sporting Goods, or have' voiir old work
"lade as good as new.
SIMP in Parks' Building near the Public Square.
Aug 22, 170. W. E. SNYDER.
Carolma Agricultural Works,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
COOK A KLLYSON, I'roprhtor.
"'!r Miops are noAV at the Old Navy Yard and at
' ate Foundry f J. M. Howie.
"'are manufacturimr and sellincr all sorts of
Implements and giving careful attention
''pairing in our line of e-erv descriotion.
F hi:i, i71. COOK fc ELLYSON.
Wil., char. & Ruth. Railroad.
.00 Mile Tickets over this Road can be purchased
1 in , "n I)ollil's f Statical Agents at Charlotte,
Uncoluton and Cherrvville.
V. (j. JOHNSON, Oen l Agent.
. 'tern Division, Wil.. Char. & Ruth. R. R.
leu 20, mn 2m
A Massac ii l skits Romance. It is rein- (
ted ot a family in Dorchester, Mass., that
CU1) u;uK-t-eu mt-uioer oi u ior the past
uii y years, nas uccome Diina at the age oi
twenty to twenty-five years. Those with
blue eyes escape the terrible affliction. The
local gossips tell a romantic storvhow, some
sixty years ago, a beautiful black-eyed girl,
reduced by blindness to beggary, "was led
astray by two boys of this family, and left
by them in a swamp, and who, when she
found herself deserter among the tangled
underbrush, turned her prayer, -that they
would extricate her, into a dying curse,
praying that their children for seven genera
tions miirht be as helpless as she was.
As Assignee of II. B. Peters, a Bankrupt, I will
oiler for sale at the Court House door in Charloite,
on Saturday the 8th day of April, 18T1, the interest
of said Peters in Lot No. 41 G, in Square t!0, on ?th
Street, being the lot which he purchased from John
A lso, one Share of Stock in the Char. fe S. C.
Also, about $2,500 in old N. C. Bank Notes, prin
cipally on the Bank of Lexington.
Terms, cash. S. P. ALEXANDER,
March G, 1871 4w Assignee.
i DALLAS M. RIGLER,
- No. 5 Granite Row, Charlotte, N. C,
(Next door to Meaeham's Boot & Shoe Store.)
Has in Store a large assortment of the following
Candies, Raisins, Jellies, Pickles,
Craexcrs of all kind, Cakes,
Figs, Dates and Fruits of all sort,
Tobacco, SnulFand Se.gars, fcc.,
To wiiich he invites the attention of all who wish
to buy anything in that line.
tf" He is "prepared to furnish weddings or parties
with Cakes at short notice.
Oct. 31, 1870. D. M. RIGLER.
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 Vare, and various
All wares and work warranted as represented.
CUr- Orders respectfully solicited.
Feb 28, 1870. D. II. BYERLY.
Notice against Trespassing.
The undersigned hereby warn all persons against
trespassing on their Farms iind Lands in Gaston
county, cither by hunting with or without dogs, or
passing through their premises and throwing down
fences. We have sulferod so much annoyance and
loss that we have determined to enforce the law
against ;my who may violate this notice, without
regard to color, race or previous condition.
J. SPRINGS DAVIDSON,
R. A. DAVIDSON.
Feb 127, 1871 tf
Great Discovery in
The undersigned, a practical manufacturer, has
for the pasl 12 years been experimenting with and
conipoun.liugLUBRICATlNG OIL. He has iately
niade a new and important discovery in the laws
governing fatty substances, such as OILS, whereby
j the gummy matter can be detached from the Oil
and precipitated to the bo'iom, leaving a perfectly
I pure Oil tit for LUBRICATING I'L'RIH )SES. He
j has applied this discovery to Oils intended for
i machinery, and produced an OIL WARRANTED
I 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 or smell.
Warranted to give satisfaction or returned at my
Refer to L. C. Jones, President Fayelteville & Cold
Fields Railroad, Fayetteviile, N. C. ; Juo. Shaw,
President Beaver Creek Manufacturing Company,
Fayetteviile. 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 Fayettevili e, 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 0, 1871.
1871. GARDEN SEED! 1871.
Landreth's Warranted Garden Seed!
A large and fresh supply of these celebrated Seed
h-.-.AC just been received from Philadelphia. Also,
Clover and Orchard Grass.
Call and supply yourself with Catalogue.
" 1MI -iMJT. I. T T I I T f X
Jan 1G, 1871.
GARDEN SEED, CLOVER SEED
At jrc Aileu's Corner Drwj Store.
A large supply of Garden Seeds, both Landreth's
and Buii-it's, fresh and genuine just received at
Me A DEN'S Corner Drug Store.
Call and get a Garden Manual for 1871.
Feb 13, 1871.
Buist's Warranted Garden Seeds.
A full line of the above Seeds pist received at
WILSON & BLACK'S.
Clover and Grass Seed.
40 Bushels Clover Seed,
CO " Orchard Grass Seed,
10 " Timothy
10 " Herds CJrass
Lucerne and LaAvn Grass Seed, at
AVILSON & BLACK'S Drug Store,
next to S teahouse, Maeaulay fc Co's.
Jan 23, 1S71.
E. H. GREEN, M. D.,
Member of the American Medical Association of
Philadelphia, late PhA'sieian and Assistant Sur
eoa to the Philadelphia Bellevue Institute for the
j treatment ot all tonus oi . nrouic uiscases, as- j
! sisted by I
! A. II. LINDLEY, M. D. j
j Direct from the abOA-e-named Institute, j
I May be consulted at their Office in CHARLOTTE,
N. "C., with reference to CANCERS, SCROFULA,
' all diseases of the Throat and Lungs, Stomach, Liver, i
Kidneys and Bowels, diseases of the Nervous Sys
tem, as Nervous Debility, Chorea, Epileptic Fits,
Spasms, Neuralgia. &e. Also, all forms of diseases
peculiar to females, all forms of private Vaseases, and
in fact all chronic or long standing and obscure dis
eases of eAerv kind.
Office Hours, 7 to 8 A. M., 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 P. M.
Feb 13, 1871 2mpd
A Toothless Pkople. Terrible times in
Warrenton, Va., are thus depicted bv the
editor ot the bentmel:
"A few weeks ago a dentist came to town
and advertised that he would "remove all of
a person's teeth for 2 and insert a new set
for lo, besides giving six months' credit."
The Warrenton people are very fond of bar-1
gains, so there was a rush for the dentist's
otlice. He was busy for two weeks pulling
teeth, and at the end of that time half the
people had empty gums, and a bone dust
factory in the neighborhood ' doubled its
workmen, so as to grind up the teeth. Mean
while the people were waiting for the dentist
to tit them with new sets, the abandoned
scoundrel eloped with the hotel keeper's
wife ; and now there are two or three thou
sand people in town who cannot eat any
thing tougher than soup and farina. All
the butchers have failed, and not a cracker
has been sold for three weeks. One man, it
is said, whittled out a set of wooden teth
for himself, but the first drink of whisky he
took Warrenton whisky set them in a
blaze, and his funeral came olfthe next day.
The dentist will hear' of something greatly
to his disadvantage if he comes back."
As Ave stand by the sea shore and watch
the huge tides come in, Ave retreat, thinking
Ave Avill be overwhelmed ; soon, however,
they flow back. So Avith the waves of trou
ble in the world ; they threaten ns, but a
firm resistance makes them break at our
New Cotton Planter.
The undersigned calls the attention of Cotton
.raisers to an invention of his for planting the seed.
It docs the Avork 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 Pair.
A specimen of the Machine can be seen at Cook
fc Ellyson's Shops, or at the Store of E. C. Grier &
Co. Address me at Charlotte.
Feb 27, 1871 lm R. P. NORWOOD.
CASH or CREDIT.
We will sell THE GENUINE PACIFIC GUANO
to our Fanners this season at SIXTY DOLLARS
per ton Ca-sh or SEVENTY DOLLARS per ton,
payable November loth WITHOUT INTEREST,
note and good security required.
This Fertilizer has 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. Remember that we offer a premium of ONE
THOUSAND POUNDS of GENUINE PACIFIC
GUANO to the farmer who makes the greatest
amount of Cotton on an acre from the use of Pacific
Guano. BURROUGHS & SPRINGS.
Genuine Rockport Lime.,
Fresh Rosrndale Cement,
Land Plaster and
For sale bv BURROUGHS & SPRINGS.
March (i, 1871.
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS.
I have in Store next door below Bryce's build
ing, a large stock of
And CAerything 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 tine Liquors.
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,
A iz : Groceries, Candies, Confectioneries, Tobacco,
Snuff and Cigars, Toys, Musical Instruments, ic,
Avhich Ave are prepared to sell as low as any other
house in the City, Avliolesale or retail. Give us a
call. 2 doors West of Brem, Brown fc Co., near the
Court House, on Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C.
A. R. N IS BET & BRO.
100 Sacks Rio Coffee, 50 Barrels A, C and extra C
Sugars; Hyson and Black Teas; Ncav Orleans, Dima
rara 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 CIoa'os, Buckets, Pails,
Tubs, Brooms and Baskets, Shoe Brushes and Black
ing, PoAvder and Shot; Washing, Toilet and the
celebrated Tar healing Soaps.
" A. R. NISBET & BRO.
Candies and Confectioneries.
Assorted Stick Candies, various colors and fla-ors;
Prize Candies, Shoo Fly, Maidens Blush, Cash Bank
and Specie Bank; 100 Boxes Layer Raisins, in
w hole, hah-es and quarter boxes ; Soda, Sugar and
Lemon Crackers ; Brazil Nuts, Walnuts, Filbuts and
Almonds; Toys of all kinds, Violins and other
i Musical Instruments.
I Tobacco, Snuff and Cigars of all the various
i brands at prices to suit customers.
! All of the above goods Avere bought at the lowest
! possible figures, expressly for the jobbing trade, and
j Avill be sold cheap.
i Merchants and others are specially invited to call
! and see us before buying.
A. K. NISBET & BRO.,
Feb 13, 1871. Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C-
Fi-ice lied need to $5 0 per Ton, Cash,
or $55 on Time, Avith 7 per cent interest
pproved oa- Planters eenerallv, and (after analysis)
by PnoF. W. C. KERR, "State Geolcgkt
A Full Supply on Hand.
For Pamphlets, containing full particulars and re
commendations of numerous Planters," apply to
DeROSSETT & CO., Shite Agents,
Wilmington, N. C.
Or to the folloAving Local Agents:
SANDERS, OATES & CO., Charlotte, N. C.
A. F. Bizzeix, Laurinburg.
E. R. Liles, Lilesville.
T. D. AVin'Cuester, Monroe,
Foster, Holmes & Co., Salisbury.
C. F. Loave, Lexington.
R. J. Bell & Co.High Point.
UrciiCKCH & Dodd, Ilaleigh.
M. W. Jarvis, Wilson.
Wooten & Croom, La Grange.
Leak, Spencer fc Co., Rockingham.
Local Agents wanted in even,- town in the State.
Applv to the State Agents. Wilmington, N. C. "
Feb 27, 1871. Sm
A Story of Western Hanging.
From the Rochester Union.1
several years agowhen the West was a j
comparatively new country, an individual j
presented nimseit at the door ota log groce-
ry in the settlement ol which Ave Avrite and
asked if there was a judge in the place.
Upon being informed that the storekeeper
h.mself was a judge, the stranger pro
""Well, Judge, you see the facts of the
case is this: I war travelin' along with a
pardner down here a piece, an' he showed
me a silver dollar which he had. Well, 1
wanted the money, and when he wasn't
l'okinI popped him under the ear with my
pistol. Then I took his silver and tobacker
and cum along alone; but I. gojijp, tlijiiUn.
the matter over, and I don't think I did just
the risrht thing br mv pardner. Mv eon-
shuns lias been troublein' me.
and I think I
ought o be hung. Now, Judge, if it
wouldn't be too much trouble, I'd like to
have you try me and have me hung. If
you doubt the facts in the case, there's the
dollar I took from my pardner, and you'll
find his remains down the road a piece un
der a log. I'll feel obliged to you, Judge,
if vou AviL' have me hung."
The Judge told the stranger to make him
self comfortable over at the hotel, until he
could send some men doAvn the road and in
vestigate the matter, and if they found the
body he would call a jury and try the stran
ger as avis desired. The dead man being
found, tie Judge summoned a jury, and
sent Avorfl to the stranger at the hotel, that
if he Avould step over to the store, they would
give him a trial.
The stringer appeared immediately, shook
hands Aviih the Judge and jury, invited the
court to tike a drink, and appeared grateful
and satisied Avith the proceedings.
The'trkil proceeded socially, and the ten
derhearted jury brought in a verdict of
guilty of manslaughter in the 1 deg. A look
ot anxiety, which the stranger had worn up
to this time, laded from his face as he stood
up to receive his sentence. "You have been
found guilty," said the Judge, "of the crime
of manslaughter, for which you are undoubt
edly penitent." Ilere the stranger again
began to get anxious and uneasy.
"And if," proceeded the Judge, "it meets
with your approbation, we A ill try and hang
vou next Sundav morning, at 11 o'clock A.
31. f n the meantime try and make yourself
as comfort able at the hotel as possible."
The stranger looked a little sad, and the
Judge asked him if he Avasn't satisfied? If
there was anything he could do for him ?
"Judge, I hate to be particular and fussy,"
said the stranger, "but bavin' the ager and
fever, the chills come on at 10 o'clock in the
mornin', an' if you could have me sAving off
before that I should feel obliged."
"Of course," said the Judge, "we always
respect a party's feelings. No trouble at
all. Come round at 9 o'clock and may be
Aye'll get through before church time."
Sunday morning at 9 o'clock the stranger
came out of the hotel and proceeded to the
grocery. There he met a deputation of citi
zens, one of Avhom. threw a lariat over the
limVof a tree, and, as soon as the stranger
had taken a chew of tobacco and shaken
hands all round, the' hauled him up.
"Watch Maker and Jeweler, j
( Tryon Street, between tJie Stores of Mrs. Query and i
Mr r ranlcenthali ,)
Has just received a large addition to his Stock, con
sisting of GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES,
Gold and Silver Chains, Breast Pins, Ear Rings, Fin
ger Pangs, Lockets, Gold and Silver Thimbles', Spec
tacles and a variety of other Goods which he Avill
sell wry cheap for cash. Call and examine them.
( Very particular attention paid to repairing
of all kinds of Watches, Clocks aud Jewelry.
March 13, 1S71.
Jxo. W. KniBY. W. C. Guauam.
New Store and New Goods.
KIRBY & GRAHAM,
formerly iritJi D. G. MojnceU,)
TTholesu.e and Retail Dealers in
Confectioneries, Groceries, &c, &c. ;
We are old hands at the Bellows, and understand j
our business, and would respectfully invite the at
tention of the public to our stock of
AND FANCY GOODS.
We have on hand and are constantly receiving a
well selected stock of Confectioneries and Groceries.
Gire us a call.
Next Door below Brem. BroAvn & Go's Hardware
Store, Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C.
March . 1871.
We have received a lot of extra fine Calico worth
anv Lathes Avhile to come ana nuv.
BARRINGE'R & WOLFE.
Closing out Hardware.
We have a lot of Hardware, such as Anvils, Vices,
Hammers. Augurs, Chisels, Drawing Knives, Files,
and Mill Saws, which avp will give bargains in.
Jan 9, 1S71. BARRINGER Ar WOLFE.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Groceries and Confectioneries,
Savs that he manufactures better CANDY than any
brought from the Nortncrn markets, and it will
If voirdon't believe it call and try it.
SKINNER has also on hand a good assortment
of everything usually found in a first class house,
CAXDY of hi oicn manufacture,
French Candies, Gold Medal Cigars,
Jellies, Nuts, Lord Byron Cigars,
Brandy Peaches, Good Cigars,
Prime Family Flour,
Since. Ginjrer. PepiK-r, Canned Oysters, L,oistcrs,
Peaches and Pine Apples; Violins, Guitars, Banjos,
Accordeons, Ilannonioms and other musican instru
ments. If you don't see what you want ask for it, and
you will be" aDt to get it. i
te . i"..1 Jt-n trr :-nr ii-fwiiinT aimrvpr
apartv.goto CHAS. SKINNER S.
" f4 Trvcn Street. (Parks' building
21 Tn-on Street, (Parks'
Sugar, Coffee, Black and Green Teas, Cheese, Snuff j
of all kinds, -Matches, Chewing and Smoking To- ;
baeco, Pipes (Merschaum and other grades). Sxla, j
The future of North Carolina h destine.!
to be omvanl and upward. For ten years
our State has been convulsed with vrar, re
construction, and the anaiehy resulting from
the latter. 1 hese ivrwenul nsreneies lou re-
tarding progress, have done their work on
us within that time, but our State survives
the drain and has made a very perceptible
increase in population. As to wealth, we
have but little of that left ; but we have our
soils and the muscular power necessary for
evoking therefrom a supply of all tilings
necessary for human comfort. Enough of
capital remains to enable our people to utilize
the bountiful provision which nature lias
made for us, and Avith a better and more
ejj-omjmieal State government which Aye con
fidently expect in the future, there isTio
reason why the next eleeennium should not
be marked by a progress far greater than
that Avhich has been made during the last
The history of cotton culture shows that
cotton is as profitable a crop in North Caro
lina as anywhere else. It is true that Ave
do not make as great a turn out per acre as
Louisiana or Texas. But this difference is
counterbalanced, by superior facilities for
obtaining labor, by better social advantages
and a far better climate.
The statistical tables published by the
Department of Agriculture, bear us out in
claiming for our State superior productive
ness in cotton to South Carolina, Georgia,
Florida or Alabama. Georgia cultivates
more than three times the area cultivated
by North Carolina in cotton, but does not
produce three times the amount, notwith
standing the very extensive aud lavish use
of the commercial fertilizers by the people
of our sister State. The aAerage production
of Georgia is 173 poun
Carolina 175 lbs. lint cotton per acre, for the
year just closed. The production of South
Carolina and Alabama is 105 lbs. each. .Mis
sissippi which stands at the head of the list
of cotton producing States made '205 lbs.
per acre Avhich is only 30 lbs. per acre above
the average of this State. And a great por
tion of it Avas produced in the Mississippi
swamps where a white man can hardly live.
.Much of the cotton laud in North Carolina
is in a pleasant healthy country Avith good
water, good social advantages, and improve
ments in the way of buildings, etc. In the
great revolution of the wheel of fortune aa'c
have reached the lowest point. From noAv
henceforth Avemust begin to ascend. Caro
A Natural Curiosity ijt Florida.
Silver Spring, Florida, is one of the greatest
curiosities in the South. It bursts forth
in the midst of the most fertile country in
the State. It bubbles up in a basin near
one hundred feet deep and about an acre in
extent, aud sending from it a deep stream
sixty to one hundred feet wide, and extend
ing six to eight miles to Ocklawaha liiver.
In the spring itself iifty boats may lie at
anchor quite a fleet. The spring thus
forms a natural inland port, to Avhich three
steamers hoav run regularly from the St.
John's making close connections with the
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upon the best gentlemen, but a darn is pre
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Fasnionahle Tippling. ,
A few years since a great deal of animated
discussion, attended by no little acrimony,
was occasioned by a statement of a New
York journal that many fashionable ladies
of that city were addicted to excessive tip-
pling. Despite indignant denials, investi
gation exhibited many evidences confirma
tory of the statement. English journals at
once seized the occasion to make good an
indictment of society in this country. , The
Loudon Saturday Review, that able and
brilliant exponent of English critical acumen -.
and taste, so much given to sharp censure
and ridicule of the errors and extravagance
of this country, was unusually severe in its
condemnation of what it regarded the great
est evil America had yet developed. ' ,
Apswdly?ra"Tiav(f no special in teres tJLn.t
the vindication of the women of New York
or of any other Northern city, against any
charge affecting tlieir morality. Vet we" can
not disguise amusement at the discomfiture
to Avhich the Saturday Review is itself
subjected, by having to admit the prevalence
among English women of the very 'evil
which it so severely satirized when proven
against the wives and daughters of the purse
proud money crats of Gotham. '
According to the Saturday Review, bibu
lous females are distressingly numerous in
England, and are to be found in the best
bred and most highly educated circles as
well as among those who have enjoyed more
limited opportunities. Inebriety is no longer
a rarity even in the salons of the aristocracy.
To the aid of the Saturday Review comes
that well known medical journal, the Lon
don Lancet, Avhich deprecates the exhibition
of alcohol as a remedy for disease, and hints
that out of such prescriptions has grown tho
fashion which assimilates the nectardrinking
divinities of Olympus to the ginbibbers of
the tippling shops. Over-stimulation has
done its Avork, and there comes the need for
the irregular or periodic glass. When" the
absence of this is felt as an inconvenience, "
then the downhill career is commenced, and
in man or woman alike it tends to a certain
result, both lamentable and disgraceful.,- ;
The will power is gone,, and the victim is
A-eak and ineffectual to resist, in presence
of any shock, mental or physical, and there
is no end of the shifts and tricks to which
he -or she will not resort to procure the de
sired draught. Asmodeus himself would be
baffled by their superior cunning.
The London Practitioner supports the
theory of the Lancet by interesting details.
It bewails "the increasing prevalence of alco-
holic excess among educated women." Many
ladies in the best London society, the editor
says, drink so much sherry per day that
they absorb from an ounce and a halfto six
ounces of alcohol. Many young girls take
their tAVO or three ounces of alcohol each
day, a quantity equal to three or four quarts
of beer. They lind it in the champagne of
the evening party, and the wine at lunch
and at dinner. They vie with the lords of
creation in the consumption of these fluids.
The Practitioner says the effect is most dis
astrous the lady sutlers a daily narcotiza
tion which suffices to implant in her sensitive
system a fixed craving for alcoholic drinks.
New York journals reproduce these state
ments of English journals with a satisfaction
not altogether unnatural, and while they do
not doubt their truthfulness, yet candidly
admit that the lifting of the veil upon New
York society would disclose similar results.
The Commercial Advertiser is fearful of the
existence of the evil of intemperance in New
York even to an extent greater than known
Beecher and the Saviour. The Rev.
Henry Ward Beecher recently delivered a
discourse on the "Life of Christ." The
speakers' s object was to prove that our
Saviour's life Avas one of joy. "His cruci
fixion as portrayed in the Moravian hymns,"
the reverned gentleman exclaimed, "was
enough to drive one wild." There were
some people who at stated times forced
themselves into a minor key of soul, in or
der to sympathize with our Saviour's suffer
ings, lie would as soon essay such a thing
as attempt to Avalk from New York to Eu
rope under water.
A gentleman here rose and said that he
had always believed Christ to be a man of
sorroAA'. He had suffered for the love of ,
men. Mr. Beecher declared that because
Christ had suffered intensely it did not fol
low that he should endure perpetual agony
to prove his love for us. Suppose an erring,
discarded child, lying prostrate with fever,
sees an angel with a mother's face bending
over it. That mother tends until the fever
has abated and the child is well. The fact
would demonstrate the tenderness of a
mother's love, but it Avould not be necessary ;
for her to tend the sufferer for a lifetime in
! order to prove her affectiou.
3lr. Beecher added that Christ was a
healthy man emphatically a joyful and
active" man. lie once went to a wedding
which must have consumed fifteen days, and
created gallons of wine to prolong the fes
tivities. At this wedding our Saviour ap
pears to have conducted himself simply as
a guest, and mingled with others on terms .
of social equality.
Facts,, Nineveh Avas fourteen miles long,
eight wide and forty miles round, with a
Avail one hundred feet high, and thick enough
for three chariots abreast. Babylon was 50
miles within the walls, which were 75 feet.,
thick and 100 feet high, with 100 brazen
gates. The temple of Diana, at Ephesu.
was 420 feet to the support of the root "It
was a hundred years in building.' Thelargcst
oi the pyramid's is 431 feet high, and 653 on
tho sides. Its base covers 1 1 acres. Tho
stones are about CO feet in length, and the
j p,vers are 203. It employed 330,000 men la
'VS 1,16 TO"". U ll
in Eirvnt contains
iiVK) cimmuers aim i mums. tr
presents ruins 20 miles around. Athens was
25 miles around, and contained 359,000 citi
zens and 400 slaves. The walls of Rome,
were 13 miles around.