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V, J, I.lILS, EDITOR AND 1'nOPKIETOI
Tri-iH "f Subscription Three Dollars, in advance.
CHARLOTTE, N. C, TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 1871.
NINETEENTH TOLIMEX UMBER 966.
WILLIAM J. YATES, Editor and Proprietor.
Tkkms Time D llirs per annum in advance.
Adv i'ii-' MK 7it- will be inserted at reasonable
rait s r i" -for-iunre with contract.
1 Oiitn.n v ijoiircs of over five lines in length will
he fJi-irLT' 1 f"'- :tt advertising rates.
Robert Gibbon, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
1"- ( r over Sinttli & Hammond's Drug Store
j . J li-'ice "ii College Street.
' .1:111 ',M. Is' 1.
J. P. I.Ic Combs, M. D.,
:!' r- Mi professional services to the citizens of
( li;iruHe and surrounding country. All calls, both
ni,;it and day. promptly attended to.
Oilier i'i I down's building, up stairs, opposite the
n,v! .tie Hotel.
o.'t :;. i;o.
DR. W. H. HOFFMAN,
D en t i s t,
CIIAULOTTK, S. C,
f- pr-'pind to attend promplly to all calls relating
to lis profession.
'I'i -eili extracted without pain by the use of Nitrous
)idr (las. Satisfaction gitaranUrd.
OHire ;it res'ni iiee. lir.M door to Dewey's Dank.
Ma.eil 1'.. 1X71.
M. A. I J L A N J) ,
(Slieeo-or to . I.!-:AMEK it 111, AN)).)
AM work ir'iarantee.l. Teeth extracted without
f;i:a h "Nitrous 0id- Gas."
i'i 1) ',
I'riek Ihiilding, opposite the Charlotte
SMITH & HAMMOND
in St -ire a Full Stock of Drugs, Medicines,
te., waieii tlH'V" art
oiienng at very low prices,
wie'irviir and retail.
CiHiiitry .M-Tehants and others visiting
u ill ! ui ll to call and t quotations.
Dr. JOHN H. McADEN,
Wliolcsale and Retail Druggist,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
H-.-o'i hand a large and well selected stock of PURE
biH'CS, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Family
Mfilieiii'-s, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Dye Stuffs,
i'aivv aiidToii.-t Articles, which he is determined
to - II at tiie very lowest prices.
.!;m 1. 1'sTl.
DR. S. E. BR ATT ON,
Physician and Surgeon,
Trillins his Professional services to the citizens of
Cliarloitr and vicinity.
Oiliee next to Charlotte IIot"l.
J. sidenee coriv-r of 3d and Trvou streets.
!Vh u. is?). (5m
WILSON & BLACK,
Wholesale and Udail l)niits.
t'ormr I rude n ad 'Ili
We now have
! te Stocks of
of the lar'e.-t and most com-
(And everything pertaining to tiie Drug liusiness.)
to lie found in t hi.-, market, which we are offering at
wry l'iw prices.
To Physicians and Country Merchants we offer
;rei::l inducements. AU orders promptly filled.
ClIARLoTTF, X. C.
This well-known House having lven newly fur-iii-linl
and refitted in every department, is now open
fertile accommodation of the
ft!" Omni busses at the Depot on arrival of Trains.
Ian 24. 1SI0. H. C. ECCLES.
A. lUKWI.I.I.. V. K. PeWOLFE.
BUR WELL & DeWOLFE,
t TTO R X E V N A T LA IP,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Oiliee in the Court House, next to the Sheriff's
Oilier. Jan 2, 1871 v
IAX LXTOX, X. (
MTliis well known establishment is still open
and in successful operation for the accommo
dation i if the public. Tiie Proprietor guaran
tees satisfaction to all who may give him a call.
I ransportation furni-iied to tiie surrounding coun
try on reasonable terms.
B. S. JOHNSON.
bin ;. !s7i ;m Proprietor.
JOHN T. BUTLER,
Watch and Clock Maker,
AND PKAI.F.K IV
.H:VKbRY, FINE WATCHES CLOCKS,
Watch Materials, Spectacles, itc.
Aiigli). is7. CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Preserve Your Eyes.
Tlicse Lenses, manufactured by the Philadelphia
yi'tial Institute, are superior to" any other Glasses
"ji the market. They confer a brilliancy and dis
tinetness of vision not found in any other Glass.
riiey can be used equally well without tiring or
latinin the eye.
:"Fr sale only at JOHN T. BUTLER'S
-Jew. ,.v stl)rt jam isuvct, sole agent in Charlotte,
( .. and vicinity.
JYb -j I, 1S70. "
SADDLE AND HARNESS
The subscriber has opened his manufactory on
l ratle street opposite the New Market I louse, where
lu- will be pleased to see his Ul customers and all
others mat may want goods in his line of business.
March 13, 17I y s. M. HOWELL.
D. SNYDER & SON,
Gun and Lock Smiths
CIIAKLOTTE, X. (.
B-alers, Manufacturers and Repairer of all kinds of
ns, Uitles, Pistols, Door Locks, Trunk Locks ami
Keys of all sizes.
The best of Guns, Rifles, itc, constantly for sale
r procured to order at prices l.ow iown
'tothe new Jobbing Shop to get vour Arms
luirsor Sporting Goods, or have' 'vour old work
iv its n-OO. I a:
:"p in Park.
Aug 2-2. istTO.
Building near the Public Square.
AV. E. SNYDER.
Carolina Agricultural Works,
CHARLOTTE, N. C
COOK & ELLYSOX, Proprutors.
tt-?Kt.?'p0pS a,ren;V,Hl ,h0 OM X'nT Yard and at
w .iU' I oundry of J. M. Howie.
Panning Tmni?',f:u tnrin-1 iin1 dlin- all sorts of
to dri C'ln,nrH an civin car"fnl attention
pairing m our line of every description.
'b 13. 1871. COOK & ELLYSOX.
The Bakbek's Pole. Huml
pie tliere are who do not understand why
the harbor uses the red-striped pole. It
originated from the fact that pome centuries
ago it was customary lor barbers to bleed
people, and the pole, with alternate winding-
tripos ol white and red, represented the
anda-re of that nhlebotomi.e.l vir-iim T
the course of time the iii,f,tliw.orr
i . in
the barber as a blood-letter; but the old
sign of the craft was retained by the latter
alter the function which gave it significance
CASH or CREDIT.
We will sell THE GENUINE PACIFIC GUANO
to our Farmers this season at SIXTY DOLLARS
per ton Cash or SEVENTY DOLLARS per ton,
payable November 15th WITHOUT INTEREST,
note and good security required.
This Fertilizer has been well tried bv Farmers in
this section and is generally pronounced
Equal to the BestInferior to none.
Farmers wishing to pay for their Fertilizers in
Cotton to be delivered in the Fall, can be accom
modated. IiemeniRer 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
Ouniio. BURROUGHS & SPRINGS.
Genuine Roekport Lime,
Fiesh Rosendale Cement,
Land Plaster ami
For -ale by BURROUGHS & SPRINGS.
March o 1S71.
A large lot of country Flour on hand and for sale
by STENIIOUSE, MACAU LA Y & CO.
April 10, l.sri.
Groceries and Confectioneries.
We beg leave to eall the attention of the generous
public to tiie fact that we are in receipt of, and are
daily receiving a full line of the following goods,
viz : Groct ries, Candies, Confectioneries, Tobacco,
Snuff and Cigars, Toys, Musical Instruments, etc.,
which we are prepared to sell as low as any other
house in the City, w holesale or retail. Give us a
call. 2 doors West of lirem, Brown it Co., near the
Court House, on Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C.
A. R. NISBET & BRO.
100 Sacks Rio Coffee. 50 Barrels A. C and extra C
Sugars; Hyson and Clack Teas; New Orleans, Dima
rara and Common Molasses; 40 Tubs Pure and Leaf
Lard; 50 boxes Adamantine Caudles; iOO boxes No.
1 lb. i rings; 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, Powtler and Shot; 'Washing, Toilet and the
celebrated Tar healing Soaps.
A. R. N ISLET it BRO.
Candies and Confectioneries.
Assorted Stick Candies, various colors and flavors;
Prize Candies. Shoo Fly, Maidens Blush, Cash Bank
and Specie Lank; l!0 Boxes Layer Raisins, in
whole, halves and quarter boxes ; Soda, Sugar and
Lemon Crackers; Brazil Nuts. Walnuts, Filimtsand
Almonds; Toys of all kin. is, Violins and other
Tobacco, Snuff and Cigars of all the various
brands at prices to suit customers.
All of tiie above goods were bought at the lowest
possible figures, expressly for the jobbing trade, and
w id be sold cheap.
M rcliants and others are specially invited to call
and sic us before buvintr.
."'R. NISBET it BRO..
Feb 13, 1871. Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C.
Great Discovery in
The undersigned, a practical manufacturer, has
for the past 12 years been experimenting w ith and
compounding LUBRICATING OIL. He 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, leavim- a perfectly
pure Oil lit for LUBRICATING PURPOSES. He
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 cither by taste or smell.
Warranted to give satisfaction or returned at my
liefer to L. C. Jones, President Fayctteville& Cold
Fields Railroad, Fayetteville, N. C. ; J no. 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 Fayettkville, N. C.
1871. GARDEN SEED! 1871.
Land ret hs Warranted (J aid en 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 Catalogue.
' KILGORE it CURETON,
Jan Kl, 1871. Springs' Corner.
J. Y. BRYCE & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
CHARLOTTE, X. C.
Particular attention paid to the selling of all kinds
of Produce, Cotton and Tobacco.
Highest cash price paid for Cotton.
3;" All orders from a distance promptly attended
to. J. Y. BRYCE.
March 5, 1SG0. AV. II. BRYCE.
"Wholesale and Retail Dealer rx
Groceries and Confectioneries,
Says that he manufactures better CANDY than any
brought from the Northern markets, and it will
kit p longer.
If von don't believe it call and try it.
SKINNER has also on hand a good assortment
of everything usually found in a first class hou3e,
! CAXDY of his oicn manufacture
French Candies, Gold Medal Cigars,
; Jellies, Nuts, Lord Byron Cigars.
; Brandy Peaches, Good Cigars,
' Sugar, Coilee, Black and Green Teas, Cheese, Snuff
of all kinds. Matches, Chewing and Smoking To-
bacco. Pipes (Merschaum and 'other grades). Soda,
j Spice, Ginger. Pepper, Canned Oysters, Lobsters.
Peaches and Pine Aimles- Violins 'Guitars. Banios.
Aecordeons, Harmonioms and other musican instru
ments. If you don't see what vou want ask for it, and
yon will be apt to get it.
If you want Cakes, itc, for vour weddinsr supper
or a party, go to CIIAS. SKINNER'S.
24 Trvon Street, (Parks' building.)
Feb 27, 1371. Charlotte, N. C.
Watching and Waiting.
I sought thee in the silent room,
And spoke aloud, and called thy name,
And thought 1 heard thee, in the gloom,
bay softly, "Art thou still the same?"
But 'twas my anxious heart believed
The echo's voice to be thine own ;
Too soon, alas ! 'twas undeceived
Its hope crushed down, its joy o'erthrown,
Its love a siricken, blighted thing,
J ust on the borders ot life's spring.
Long hours I watched, and waited thee,
And knew to look was all in vain;
How did my soul's tierce agony
ituck all my being with its pain !
The moon sboue through the casement bright;
The winds passed on with a sigh,
When with them came a holy light,
And Alemory stood in radiance by,
Bearing her wealth of gems and gold
lieinembrauce of the joys of old.
Love may not ever linger thus,
O'er pleusures that are passed away
So, in my heart, I felt for us
There yet would dawn some blissful day
Some glowing morn, when we should be
No longer shrouded in this gloom;
When grief is tied, and we shall see
Love's glad effulgence in its room,
When every hope shall radiant shine,
And 1 be thine, and thou be mine !
An illustration of the statesman
ship that shapes the destinies of some of the
States is found in South Carolina. In the
Legislature of that State there were fifty ne
groes .and thirteen whites; of the former
only thirty-two can read and right; but
nineteen pay taxes; and the sum total of the
amount paid in by them to t he support of
the government amounts to the enormous
sum of $140.10 per annum.
9Q 00(3 P0UK WESTERN DRY SALT
2,000 Pounds Country Bacon,
Fresh arrival of Charleston Grits,
For sale by R. M. MILLER & SON'S.
April 3, 1871.
See for Yourself
WHO SELLS TILL V HE A PEST.
"We have a large and well selected stock of Staple
and Fancy DRY GOODS, consisting of Poplin
Robes, Silks, Grenadenes, Morehairs, Rereads,
Piquets of all colors; Lawns, Muslins and all the
Of the season. BARRINGER & WOLFE.
Ladies' Goat's Hair Shawls,
Silk Shawls, something new and nice; Ladies' Skirts,
tucked and striped, at
BARRINGER & WOLFE'S.
Hosiery, Gloves and Notions,
In great variety.
Come see for yourself. We prefer others to blow
our bora than to blow ourselves.
BARRINGER & WOLFE.
PARASOLS AND FANS
That are worthy the attention of Ladies.
Gentle-neii's Goods for Pants, Coats, Vests, &c,
of all grades, from an 18 cent Cottonade up to a $12
Cloth, at BARRINGER & WOLFE'S.
If you will give us a call we will show you our
Goods. We arc not afraid of competition.
April 3, 1871. BARRINGER & AVOLFE.
CHESAPEAKE GUANO, reputation already es
tablished in this section and too well known to re
quire anv comment.
MERRYMON'S AMMONIATED SUPER
PHOSPHATE OF LIME, thoroughly tested by
well known farmers and satisfaction given.
A full supply of the above oh hand and for sale by
STENHOUSE, MACAULAYT & CO.
March 20. 1871.
DALLAS M. RIGLER, 7
No. 5 Granite Row, Ciiaklotte, N. C,
(Next door to Meaeham's Boot & Shoe Store,)
Has in Store a large assortment of the following
Candies, Raisins, Jellies, Pickles,
Crackers of all kind. Cakes,
Figs, Dates and Fruits of all sorts,
Tobacco, SnulF and Segars, Src,
To which he invites the attention of all who wish
to buy anything in that line.
EST" He is prepared to furnish w-eddings or parties
with Cakes at short notice.
Oct. 81, 1870. D. M. RIGLER.
Price Jiednced to $5 0 per Ton, Cash,
or $55 on Time, with 7 per cent interest.
Approved bv 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 Agent,
Wilmington, N. C.
Or to the following Local Agents :
SANDERS, OATES fc CO., Charlotte, N. C.
A. F. Bizzell, Laurinburg.
E. Ii. Liles, Lilesvillc.
T. D. Winchester, Monroe.
Foster, Holmes & Co., Salisbury.
C. F. Lowe, Lexington.
It. J. Bell & Co., High Point.
Leak, Spencer cfc Co., Rockingham.
Local Agents wanted in even town in the State.
Apply to the State Agents. Wilmington, N. C.
Feb 27, 1871. 3m
ESTABLISHED IX 1857 BY
And he still continues the busi
ness next door to the Court House,
Charlotte, N. C, where you will
find au elegant assortment of
China, Glass and Crockery, at
prices greatly reduced. The stock
comprises every variety of Crock
cry, Plain. White and Fancy,
Gilt China Dinner and Tea Ware,
Jtohemian lonei r-eus, ranan jinniic liunu ases,
Mot toed Cups and Saucers, Terra Cotta Flower Pots,
GLASS WARE, CUT OR PRESSED,
Fruit and Preserve Stands, Goblets, Tumblers, Cake
Stands, Decanters, Wine Glasses, Wire Hanging
Baskets, glass lined (a new article).
The largest and best assorted stock of Crockery
in this market, and at lower figures than the same
quality of goods can be bought in the City of
Jan 23. 1871.
. . rt. 1 a. O T "C 1 T 1 1
Vitality of the Human Species.
The first six months of a child's life is too
uncertain to base any calculations upon."
5n the other hand, after the expiration of
the first year, the chances are even that the
child will live to the age ol thirty-three ; be
tween ten and fifteen years of age life is most
secure, and the probabilities are even that
it will live forty-three years longer.
Of a million of people, 573,460 will be
found to be between the ages of fifteen and
sixty ; and as nearly one-half of them are
men, this number of inhabitants could, on
an emergency, furnish 250,000 men capable
ol bearing arms, even if an allowance be
made-far the sick, the lame, etc., who may
be supposed to be among that number.
This will explain the capacity of such coun
tries as the United btates and Prussia,
where the volunteer and militia system is so
fully developed, for putting such" vast num
bers ot fighting men m the field when neces
sity has required them.
It has been proved that the number of
males that are born exceeds that of the
females; this is a striking instance of the
wisdom of Providence, which has thus pro
vided for tie preservation of the human
race. .Men, in consequence of the active
life for which they are naturally destined
by their strength and courage, are exposed
to more daigers than the female sex; war,
long sea vorages, employments laborious or
prejudicial to health, and dissipation, carry
off great lumbers of the males; and it
thence rest Its, that if the number of the
latter born did not exceed that of the fe
males, the males would rapidly decrease and
soon becomj extinct.
What Real Love Is.
Many women suppose they love their hus
bands, when, unfortunately, they have not
the beginning of an idea what love is. Lov
ing to he admired by a man, loving to be
petted by him, and loving to be praised by
him, is mt loving him. All these may be,
when a nan has no power of loving at all;
they maj be, simply because she loves to be
flattered, praised, caressed, coaxed, as a cat
likes to lu coaxed and stroked, and fed with
cream, and have a warm corner.
But all this is not love. It may exist, to
be sure, where there is love: it generally
docs. But it may also exist where there is
no love. Love is self sacrifice ; it is a life
out of self and in another, its very essence
is the preferring to the comfort, the ease,
the wishes of another to one's own for the
love we bear them. Love is giving and not
receiving. Love is not a sheet of blotting
paper or a sponge sucking m everything to
itself; it is an out-springing fountain, giv
ing from itself. Love's motto has been drop
ped in this world as a chance gem of great
price, by the loveliest, and fairest, the pur
est, the strongest of Lovers that ever trod
this mortal earth, of whom it is recorded
that He said, "It is more blessed to give
than to receive."
Now, in love, there are ten receivers to
one giver. There are ten persons in this
world who like to be loved, and love, where
there is one who knows how to love. That
is a more noble attainment than your
French, and music and dancing. Vou may
lose the very power of it by smothering it
under a load of early self-indulgence. By
living just as you are all wanting to live
living to be petted, to be flattered, to be ad
mired, to be praised, to have your own way,
and to do only that which is easy and agree
able you may lose the power of self-denial
and self-sacrifice ; you may lose the power
of loving nobly and worthily, and become a
mere sheet of blotting paper all your life.
The latest styles of Dress Goods, such a3 Japanese
Silks, Grenadines, Lu&tres, Plaids, Mozambiques,
&c, &c, at McMURRAY", DAVIS & GO'S.
The latest styles of Gents' and Boys Hats, at
McMURRAY, DAVIS fc CO'S.
The largest Stock of Staple and Domestic Dry
Goods in the City, at
McMURRAY', DAVIS & CO'S.
April 3. 1871.
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 fc CO.
We 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 Cviuntry
Produce generally; buy Cotton, fcc.
We are prepared to store Cotton.
E. M. HOLT.
Jan 9, 1871. L. S. HOLT.
The one thin? needed in the South to make it the
healthiest and most pleasant climate in the world is
a safe, cheap and infallible cure for Chills, Fever j
. . .S U1 wc 'i?"
In hundreds of cases it has proved !
we claim for it, which is to posi- j
that it will do all
tively cure Chills and Fever, Liver Complaints and
all malarious or miasmatic diseases. It is Altera
neither Quinine nor Arsenic,
tie. Never fails. Try it.
Onlv 50 cents a hot- i
Prepared by TIIEO. F. KLUTTZ & CO., Drug
gists, Salisbury, N. C.
For sale by dealers in Medicines generally, and by
Messrs. Smith & Hammond and Dr. J. II. McAdc-D,
Druggists and Chemists, Charlotte, N, C.
March 27, 171 3m
Saddles, Harness, Boots, Shoes, &c.
We will keep on hand a good stock of Saddles,
Bridles, Collars and Harness of all kind, and will
make to order Boots and Shoes of the best material,
all of which we will sell low for cash at II IL
WHITE'S old stand up stairs, next door to Auction
$f Also, all kinds of Leather kept for pale.
March 27. 1871 3m WHITE & SIMS.
A Northern View of Charlotte and Meck
The Editor of the Pittsburg Presbyterian
Banner, who, it seems, recently visited
Charlotte, publishes a letter in his paper
from which we extract the following. The
statements are not entirely correct, but about
as accurate as a stranger could make them:
Mecklenburg County, X. C.
Charlotte is the County Seat of Mecklen
burg county, which is one of the most cele
brated spots in the entire South. It was
originally settled by Scotch Irish Presbyte
rians, mostly from Central Pennsylvania.
And the prevalence of the names of John
son, Graham, Scott, Alexander and Allison,
shows that the old inhabitants did not pass
away without leaving numerous descendants
to take their places. They were famous for
intelligence, patriotism and devotion to the
Presbyterian Church. At a very early day
''Queen's College," where many lawyers and
ministers of the Gospel received their acade
mical training, was established. This is said
to have been the first institution of learn
ing incorporated south of the Hudson. It
flourished for many years, but its doors
were closed at the beginning of the Revolu
tionary War, and were never ojened again.
The place where it stood is still pointed out
by the people, who are proud of its memory,
but sad because it no longer lives. In this
County, a short distance from Charlotte,
two Presidents of the United States were
born Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk.
The South Carolina line is only twelve miles
distant from Charlotte; and here has been
considerable controversy whether Andrew
Jackson was born in North or South Caro
lina. The truth seems to be, that while the
family was on its way removing from North
to South Carolina, the future President was
born. His entire education was received
from the pastor of Sugar Creek Presbyterian
church, some three miles distant, and he
opened his first law office at Salisbury, about
forty-three miles from this place.
The most memorable thing m connection
with the history of this County is the "Meck
lenburg Declaration of Independence,"
which was adopted May 20, 177o, in an old,
round log and clapboard-covered school
house, used as a court room, amid most en
thusiastic shouts. The humble building in
which this great transaction took place
stood within a few feet of where these notes
are written. Attached to this document are
the namps of seven Alexanders, many of
whose grandchildren and greut grandchil
dren still reside here. This was the first
public action taken which looked to a com
plete separation of the Colonics from Great
Britain, and the establishment of American
Independence. The paper was taken to
Philadelphia by Captain Jack, and placed
in the hands of John Adams and Thomas
Jefferson, to be presented to the Colonial
Congress; but these gentlemen replied that
it was too soon for such a movement. 4 This
was more than one year before Mr Jefferson
wrote the "Declaration"' adopted on the 4th
of July, 177(5. The agreement in sentiment
and the similarity of a number of passages,
prove that Mr Jefferson had not read and
studied the "Mecklenburg Declaration" in
This region was strongly opposed to seces
sion ; but after the Avar broke out, the peo
ple became earnest, active ami violent sup
porters of rebellion. This sudden change
was effected in a few days, if not hours. Ex
Governor Vance started out on a tour to
make addresses in opposition to secession,
and delivered the first half in favor ot Union,
and the other half on the other side. Indeed
a gentleman in Charlotte told us that it was
reported that Mr Vance began a speech on
the side of Union, and ended in favor of dis
union. The jolly and witty Ex-Governor,
in presenting his claims to admission to Con
gress, urged persistently his L'nion speeches
made just before the outbreak of the rebel
lion, but shrewdly refrained to mention
those made on the other side immediately
afterwards. He lives in Charlotte, is highly
respected, and his admission to Congress is
greatly desired by the people. We could
learn of no one here who had been a per
sistent Union man throughout the war, and
we suspect that it is difficult to find many
such anywhere within the bounds of the
Seceded States, except probably in some
mountainous districts or in very retired
Charlotte. This town contains about
five thousand inhabitants and is growing
rapidly. Altogether, it is the most lively
and progressive place we have yet seen in
the South. New buildings are going up and
the cotton trade is already very large. This
will soon be a very imjortant railroad centre.
A new road is now under way from Spartan
burg, S. C, and another is in process of con
struction to Statesville, N. C. It is directly
on the route of the proposed railroad from
Pittsburgh to Charleston, S. C. This is
the home of William Johnston, Esq., Presi
dent of the Charlotte, Columbia fc Augusta
Road, one of the best railroad men in the
South, and one ot the most intelligent and
enterprising citizens of the State,
eestors came from Pennsylvania ar
and his wife
is a descendant of
the Grahams, famous in
T-p';liVtt'riflti rind rovnlntimi'in innils
people are hos,,itable, and welcome visitors
rom tie ith, o?iKciallv those who are in j
search of new homes. The town is lighted
with gas made of rosin, for which 8 pe
thousand feet is charged! This is the kind
of gas in use in all the towns and cities in ! On the subject of secession, Mr. Phillip hi
the South, which enjoy the luxury of ga i exasperating himself irrelevantly. The
light. But on account of the high rates old gentleman is nervous. He needs a seda
charged to the consumers, most of the hotels, ! tive. Secession will never "lift its head
and some of the private houses, use an arti- j
A from gasoline, which is bv j
The people here buy their !
.isions from country wagons !
no means safe
! supplies ot provisions from country wagons
which are found standing in all the principal j
streets. That the farming imputation is !
vastly behind the agricultural iortion of the
northern people, is seen at once in the miser
able horses, rauies, wagons, carts and har-
uess, and also in the dress and general ap
pearance of the drivers.
As Charlotte was among the last to sub
mit to secession, so it was the last place in
which Mr Davis exercised his functions as a
ruler. After his flight from Richmond he
remained here ten days, vainly endeavoring
to revive the hopes of the shattered Con
federacy. But after discovering that all
was lost, he endeavored to escape to the sea
side, but was overtaken and captured.
Diddle Memorial Institute.
About a mile from Charlotte is the scat of
Biddle Memorial Institute, founded by Mrs.
Biddle, of Philadelnl iij, in honor of her hus
band. This institution is under the care of
our Church, and isdevotecLlo the education
of colored men for teachers and ministers of
the Gospel. The location is a very fine one,
and the buildings are adequate to the pro
sent wants of "the institution. Between
seventy and eighty students are on the roll,
and are makinir commendable nroorrosa.
The President is Hev. Dr. Mat toon, formerly
a missionary of our Church to Siam. " His
qualifications for this position are all that
could be desired. The white people of the
vicinity look upon the enterprise with favor,
and treat the persons connected with it with
kindness and Christian courtesy. Tills is
certainly the most promising institution in
the country, having for its object the educa
tion and evangelization of the colored people
of the South." "
Farmers from the North. There is a.
loud cry for cultivators of the soil from the
North. Up to this time only ten families
have migrated to Mecklenburg county.
Four of these are from Pennsylvania,. and
one from Wisconsin. But quite a number
of families have gone to other parts of west
ern North Carolina. The greater portion of
the land in this part of the State is good,
producing corn, wheat, potatoes and oats,
as well as cotton. Apples, peaches, plums,
and the smaller fruits grow in abundance. (
Here is the native soil of the Catawba grape;
it grows wild and ripens in the woods, while
in Pennsylvania it can only be properly
ripened on a brick or stone wall. Proper
culture M ill also give grass sufficient to raise
a large amount of stock a business which
has been greatly neglected in this whole
region. No place we have yet seen in the
South possesses so many attractions to North
ern people as Mecklenburg County and al
most all of western Nort h Carolina.
Death in the Pulpit.
The Rev. Benjamin Eaton, first and only
rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Galves
ton, Texas, was stricken with death while
standing in his pulpit on Sundav week. The
Gal "csion News thus describes the affecting
"lie ascended the pulpit announcing his
text, 'There is yet room,' all trembling be
neath the weight of his last message, he re
ferred to one alter another of the friends of
his youth and the commuuicants of his
chinch that had gone before. He painted
Death entering the church door, passing up
the broad aisle laying his bony hand to the
right and to the left; breathing his cold,
clammy breath on the cheek of beauty, and
wafting the silver hairs of age. Now 'touch
ing the father, then the son, here the mother,
there the daughter. As the spectre so plain
to his entranced vision advanced to the
chancel-rail, and as he saw that his time had
come his words struggled for utterance. He
faltered. His weakened limbs staggering.
A gentleman who advanced to his assis
tance was waved back. For ten minutes
more he spoke,' his words only audible to
those near him. The excitement of tho
audience was fearful. Three times he
struggled to continue saying: 'I am very
sick but I mast say.' Again ho staggered.
He fell .into the arms of Mr. C. R. Hughes
as he raised his hands to pronounce tho
benediction. Like Moses, that other ser-,
vant of God, he was too weak to hold up
his hands which was done bv Mr. Hughes,,
as he said his last pulpit word's, To God the
Father.' His tongue refused to speak fur
ther; his hands dropped. He was carried
to his rectory, where he died."
Savage. In an article from the National
Standard, over the signature of Wendell
Phillips, we find the following amiable allu
sions to the people of the South :
"Nothing short of shooting half a dozen
Southern millionaries at the drum-head will
awe the Ku-Klux into submission. To pre
vent the choice of a Democratic President
may be impossible. But our effort most go .
deeper than that. We must begin to edu
cate the people into the determination that, :
if encouraged by a rebel President, secession
ever lifts its head agaiu at the South, the ::
North will sweep rebeldom with the .besom...
of utter destruction and leave it no ruler but
the sword until every now living white man
is in 1 is grave.'
We are at a loss to imagine why? the '.
blood-thirst v Mr. Phillips should select.
Southern millionaires especially as objects
of his wrath, if the ku-klux
are eomjosed exclusively of such individ
uals, it is impossible that they can be very
formidable; in fact, such a suggestion
would be quite a conclusive argument-
against the existence of such organization
at all : for Southern millionaires are lamen
tablv scarce. We agree with Mr. Phillips
as to the possible improbability of prevent- ;
inir the election of a Democratic President.
again at the South."
It has leen dead and
buried for nearly six years now; and it
ghost disturbs nobody but Mr. Phillips. ,
That "besom of utter destruction" with.
which we are threatened in an imaginary
emergency is enough to secure the gentle
Wendell from being farther haunted by the
ghon. We fear his digestion is not good.