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Some and Democrat.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Correspondence of the Home and Democrat.
New York, Oct. 10, 1881.
Editor Home and Democrat: A few
weeks ago, in a paragraph in one of my
letters to the Democrat, alluding to Flip
per, the negro Lieutenant in tbe army,
having stolen part of the public money
which came into bis hands as quarter
master, 1 mentioned that the Nation had
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him, because he was a darkey. Flipper at
once adopted the suggestion, (for doubt
less he was informed of it,) and put bis de
fence on that ground, and thereupon the
Nation says that his insinuation was "a
joke," "ironical," &c. If so, it was the
most serious looking joke that I remem
ber to have read of; and so, it appears
from the letters that pour in upon it from
its readers, msny others besides myself
consider it. To me it seems certain that
this pretence of a joke is only a pretence,
resorted to in consequence of strong ex
pressions of indignation, and of the proved
rascality of Flipper.
It is a fact worthy of note, that two of
the delegates to the Republican State
Convention in this city on Wednesday
last, were arrested by the police for
drunkennese and disorderly conduct, one
of them fined $10 and both locked up.
One of them, Becker, delegate from tbe
city of Troy, and a friertd, hired a hack,
inwhich they were driven to three hotels
in succession, at which they were refused
admission because they were drunk.
Finally the friend was taken in, and Beck
er, being left alone in tbe carriage, agreed
to pay the driver a dollar an hour to let
him sleep in the carriage. He according
ly undressed himself and went to sleep,
but about day-dawn the driver was
startled by the breaking of glass, and a
moment later saw bis guest's feet sticking
out of tbe circular glass window in front
of the carriage. Thereupon he caused
Becker's arrest. Becker told Justice Ot
terbourg that his friend hired the hack,
and he didn't know for the life of him why
he was arrested. "Well, it's about time
you found out," said the Justice. "You
are fined $10 and put under $300 bail for
good behavior for one month. He was
carried off and locked up. Now the
thought occurs, if this is the sort ' of per
son that the Republicans of Troy send as
their representative, what kind of persons
must they be whom he represents ?
Tbe thermometer fell here from 18 to
38 on Tuesday night last. Ice formed in
the vicinity, and winter clothes were in
A woman who had a notable career has
lately died in Damascus, Syria, at the age
of 15. She was a daughter of the noble
family of Digby in England ; at 17 mar
ried Lord Ellenborongh ; at 24 ran away
from him with Prince Schwargenberg ;
left him and married a Bavarian Baron;
deserted him and married others. In
1850 she went to the East. There she
traveled from Palmyra to Damascus un
der the escort of the Sheikh Medj-joel,
who for many years has monopolized the
best travelers between those famous spots,
and startled him on their arrival at Da
mascus with the information that she in
tended to marry him. The Sheikh took
to flight and made for the desert, but the
determined lady followed him, overtook
and married him. She purchased in his
name a splendid house and garden in
Damascus, where she has ever since re
sided during part of the year, spending
several months annually in the desert in
her husband's tent. Stormy as her earlier
life had been, her latter days were calm
and contented. Her last and most extra
ordinary marriage proved a happy one.
T . T t
xu Damascus sue became the idol of the
poorer Mahometan residents, who found
in her the kindest of friends and coun
sellors; and amid them she has died at
last, respected and beloved, finding a
much happier ending of her romance than
her predecessor in Oriental experiences,
' Lady Hester Stanhope.
A lady died in Ithica, N. Y., said to be
worth twelve millions, leaving her hus-
oand, frot. Fiske, $300,000, and the re
mainder to cousins, college library, &c.
Some of us might consider $300,000 a
comfortable sum, but the Professor pro
bably regards it as a miserable pittance
out of twelve millions a sort of "cutting
off with a shilling."
An old man of eighty years was to have
been married on Staten Island on Wednes
day evening last, but fortuuatelv he died
very suddenly a few hours in advance of
mat nxed lor the wedding. He intended
to make a will in favor of the wife, but his
estate now goes to two tjrand-daughters.
Everybody at the South has heard the
word tote, though everybody may not
have used it. I once heard a yankee
laughing over hi8 recollection nf . n),.
- j iU ue auoweu io tote
nis carpet-bas to the hotel. He had never
before heard the word n.oaA
therefore, that there was no such word in
me dlctionary. But the darkev
it is a good old English word. The
:rry editor of the Wilmington Star
lately pointed out it ne t? i j -
5V JS? l7th cenlQ- The latest
. 1 V. oreter's unabridged has it as
bear : to
n ' " UP- i- A provincial, I
liftun t05- PerbP f"m Latin,
nit up, to raise: i. w -
Hit up, to raise. See TotL "A
word, used in the Southern
i ' 'i" 18 trictiy
word, and used primarily in tjL
to bear or carry on the head
Xindley. "I have frequently
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negro inquire, 'Shall I tote this
the water. "Piskey Thompson.
neard ' a
frequently heard, in Lincolnshire, Eng.,
the phrase, c;ome, toie u up, anu ivu mo
what it comes to." Piskey Thompson. "
Now, Mr. Piskey Thompson, who was
in his day a learned Englishman and
bookseller in Washington city, must have
been mistaken about the first of bis ex
amples. Negroes were willing to tote
many things, but never a horse they
much prefer that the horse tote them. But
my yankee friend might have looked at
home for examples in provincialisms. Many
years ago I was traveling in New Eng
land in that mo6t sociable of all public
conveyances, a stage coach, when it was
stopped at a road-side tavern, "to water
the horses and brandy the men," as Mrs.
Trollope used to say. I asked for a glass
of water. The girl who brought it apolo
gized, remarking that it was a little riled,
meaning, as we would say in the South, a
little muddy. It was the first time I had
ever heard tbe word ; but it is a proper
one, much more so than that other yankee
phrase, "you hadn't ought to," a phrase
never heard of, I venture to say, from the
lips of any but a yankee, absurd in itself,
and so much less elegant than "you ought
not to." Of riled Worcester 6ays :
"Rile, v. a., To render turbid by
stirring up the sediment; to roil. It is
provincial in England and colloquial in
Let me quote an example of a slang
A collector of Americanisms, Mr. Schell de
Vere, LL D., gives the following account of the
origin of the phrase "acknowledging the corn."
The Hon. Andrew Stuart, member of Congress
from Pennsylvania, claimed to have caused its
first appearance in public. In 1828 he was in
Congress ciscussing the principle of protection,
and said in the course of his remarks that Ohio,
Indiana and Kentucky sent their haystacks, corn
fields, and fodder to New York and Philadelphia
for sale. The lion. Charles A. Wickliffe of Ken
tucky, jumped up and said, "Why, that is ab-.
surd. Mr. Speaker, I call the gentleman to
order; he is stating an absurdity ; we never send
haystacks or corn-fields to New York or Phila
delphia." "Well," said Mr. Stuart, "what do
you send?" "Why, horses, mules, cattle, hogs."
"Well, what makes your horses, mules, cattle,
hogs? You feed a hundred dollara' worth ot
hay to a horse ; you just animate and get upon
the top of your haystack and ride off to market.
How is it with your cattle? You make one of
them carry off $50 worth of hay to tbe Eastern
mark-t. Mr. Wickliffe, you sen J a'hog worth
$10 to an Eastern market ; how much corn does
it take at thirty-three cents per bushel to fatten
it ? Why, thirty bushels Then you put that
thirty bushels of corn into the shape of a hog and
make it walk off to the Eastorn market." Mr.
Wickliffe jumped up and said, "Mr. Speaker, I
acknowledge the corn.' "
A Philadelphia paper advises, in con
sequence of the short crop of grain, that
people eat unbolted flour, by which the
flour supply of the year might be in
creased -to more than the aggregate of
last year. But the editor, living in a city,
evidently don't keep a cow, or he would
have reflected that to deprive the cow of
bran would put them upon short com
mons, especially as the grass crop has
been equally affected by the drought.
JFOR TIIE HOME AltD DEMOCRAT.
Mr. Editor : I clip the following from
a patent outside newspaper published in
Arkansas, but gotten up in the loyal
"Gen. Stone, a Confederate soldier in the late
war, and now an officer in the Egyptian army,
was the leader of the mutiny reported by tele
graph the other day as having taken place at
The Gen. Stone spoken of here is
Charles P. Stone, a native of Massachu
setts, a graduate of West Point of the
class of 1845. He was in command of the
Federal troops at Ball's Bluff, near Lees
burg, Va., and was there most disastrous
ly defeated. . Charges were brought
against him by Senator Henry Wilson of
Massachusetts, and though he was kept
in prison for a year in Fort Warren, he
was never brought to trial. After he was
released he was taken on the staff of Gen.
Banks, and was with that remarkable of
ficer when the rebel Dick Taylor beat him
without mercy and without reason. Gen.
Banks was a splendid soldier in time of
peace, but war was not congenial to his
tastes. Now it would seem that Gen.
Stone's record as a Federal officer ought
to have been well known at the North.
Why then is be called a Confederate offi
cer? Simply because it is thought that
his last role in the mutiny at Cairo was
not creditable to him and the disgrace
would better become a rebel than a
loyalist. The slander of our people will
not cease in this generation. This is one
of the smallest and meai.est of a very
mean, low-down class of calumnies.
: The memorial services here were chiefly
in the hands of the ex-rebels. The ex
treme Radicals and Tories were conspicu
ously absent. I. suppose that this has
been the case every where at the South.
So far as I can learn, it has been the case.
Doubtless the loyalists were afraid of of
fending the new administration. La
mentations over Garfield might be con
strued into regrets that Grant, Conkling
& Co. have come into power. . The old
heathen worshiped the risina Sun, not the
setting Sun. The loyalists are as 6hrewd
as the old heathen.
In point of intellectual ability, Gen.
Garfield was the equal of our most famous
Presidents. His -patience, heroism, forti
tude and unselfish 'bearing during that
awful agony of 79 days have excited the
admiration of friends and foes alike. He
died regretted by the whole country,
except , the South-hating element in his
own party. Now that h.j is dead this
much can be said of him with propriety.
. The great drought has been more gen
eral in Arkansas than in any of the South
era States. We are feeling it sensibly in
diminished numbers in our school. Many
of our best and brightest pupils have not
been able to return. I give below an ex
tract from the Fort Smith (Ark.) Elevator
of the 24th Sept., which shows the ' esti
mation in which the University is held in
us own state: , ' .
"The school taerowintr and
aa the most sanguine of its supporters had
thought it would. The fact ia, it iP gaining a
world-wide reputation, and the dav ia nnt ?
distant, we opine, when that among its students
uinjr ua iuuuu icprcscuiuuTes irom every state in
iuo umun. . -
D. H. H.
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The Trustees of North Carolina
nnllacr met at Mt. Pleasant on Wednes
day, and elected Dr. L. A. Mann of Mid
dletown, Maryland, President of the Col
lege. Dr. Bernheim was elected Finan
cial Secretary. Concord Register.
t"The cars are now runniug to Mar
shall on the Western N. C. Kailroad.
Wnrlc ia heiitrr carried on rapidlv in the
vicinity . of Warm Springs.--JlAe
F.rSheriff Gentrv. who was in
m aT v
town last week, says that he has lost more
than half of his hogs by cholera, and that
they.continne to die; out of eighty hogs
that he intended to kill this fall forty-two
have died. Dmnbury Reporter.
WW A nei?ro laborer bv the name of
Monroe Turner, while at work on the Eden
the Elizabeth Citv &
Norfolk Railroad, on Saturday, was, in
.. . 1 il 13-.-
attempting to gei on one oi wie uam, ruu
over an d killed. He lived in Perquimans
county. Elizabeth City Economist. -
We conversed with several farmers
dnring court week and from what we could
learn of them, the corn crops will not be
as short as was expected two months ago.
Many of them say they will make enough
for themselves and a great deal to spare.
Suicide in Chatham. On last Thurs
day night Mrs Elizabeth Myrick, of Bear
Creek township, committed suicide by
hanging herself with a hank of wool. She
had become insane two or three months
ago, and had been closely watched, but on
that night, while her husband was asleep,
she got up and hanged herself. Chatham
3ir We regret to announce the death
of Seth M. Carpenter, Esq., editor of the
Newberman, which took place in JNew
bern on the 6th inst., after a brief illness.
Mr. Carpenter was born in New York in
1831. He came to JNewbern in 1870 and
established himself in business. Soon af
terwards he established the Newbernian,
in the conduct of which he has exhibited
unusual tact and literary accomplishments.
Tobacco in Harnett. Mr W m. Mc-
Leod, of Harnett county, who lives near
Northingtou's Ferry, has now one-fourth
of an acre in tobacco, planted for domestic
use. He has sent us a measure of the size
of the average leaves. By this measure
the leaves are three feet long and two ieet
in width. The growth of this weed, now
near maturity, demonstrates the suitable
ness of the soil and climate of Harnett,
Moore and Cumberland to the cultivation
of tobacco. Fayetteville Examiner.
North Carolina Line Steamers.
We are in receipt of a circular from Mr.
J. B. Yates, general manager of the Mid
land North Carolina Railroad, stating that
on and after this date a semi-weekly line
of steamers will leave Baltimore direct for
Newbern. They will leave Baltimore
Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving in
Newbern Saturdays and Tuesdays. Goods
delivered to all stations on Midland North
Carolina Railway, including Goldsboro,
Mondays and Wednesdays, being four
days from Baltimore;' in most instances
three days. Whenever sufficient freight
is offered, an additional steamer runs to
avoid delay. Raleigh Observer.
BSf" Thomas Redman, Esq., a respecta
ble and well-to-do citizen of New Hope
township, died not long ago. He was
believed to have had a considerable amount
of money concealed about the house or
premises, but he died without saying any
thing about it. Week before last Cass
Rupert, a feeble-minded woman of the
neighborhood, went to Redman's house,
which has been unoccupied since his death,
tore up some of the planks of the floor and
there found the money, which was in gold
and silver. 1 his she carried and deposited
with Elsey Feltz a merchant living just
across tho line in Wilkes county, who has
it yet. Just how much money the woman
got is unknown. The neighbors say it
was as much . as she could carry in two
"turns," she being a weakly , person, but
this is probably an exaggeration. It is
not known what Feltz proposes to do with
the money. He has been advised to adver
tise it. Statesville Landmark.
A Man's Wife Splits his Skull
with an Axe. On Wednesday, Sept.
28tb, Sherrill Kir.caid, living on John's
River, in Burke, near John Perkins, Esq.,
was so severely wounded by a stroke
given him by his wife with an axe that he
died the Friday following. It seems that
the woman had a terrible temper and for
some time past had refused to do the cook
ing. Kincaid, on Wednesday morning,
was stooping over the hearth, grinding
coffee for breakfast, when his wife came
up behind him, and struck him a murder
ous blow on the top of his head with the
sharp edge of an axe, partially splitting
tbe skull. As soon as she committed the
deed, the woman fled to the woods. Kin
caid lingered on until Friday, when he
died. He was buried on Sunday and his
wife came in to attend the funeral. She
was promptly apprehended and placed in
Morganton jail. Lenoir Topic.
Good Yield op Cotton. Mr. W. C.
Thagard, of Thagardsville, in this county,
got from one picking of four acres of cot
ton last week 4,500 pound of seed cotton,
and expects, when it is thoroughly picked,
to realize at least 6,000 pounds in the seed,
or four 500 pound bales of lint. We think
he may well feel proud of such a showing.
One dav bis two little sons nicked
and 150 pounds apiece, which Is very
creditable to the boys. On this tract
plenty of stalks can be found bearing from
70 to 80 bolls, and the plant, though not
large, was well fruited and has not shed.
Nor has this land been brought up to
its present state of fertility by the appli
cation of commercial fertilizers. A fw
years ago it would hardly produce, three
bushels of corn to the acre, but ; Mr.
Thagard believes in home-made manures
and composts, and by the careful saving
and liberal use- of ths he ha a rcdcemnH
the ; land and made it- valuable.-Moore
Gazette. '.: . - . .: r
Wherh" the ;: Monet Goes. -Good
many people complain of having to pay
so much taxes when there is mouey in the
treasury. They cannot see to what use
the money is to be put. A glance at the
Court dockets would throw some . light
upon this subject. The records show the
county have to pay the cost in many cases
that are tried in her Courts. As evi
dence of the fact, we sight one case alone,
mat ot tne totate vs. Harvey sparks, which
cose me county 9i7.4, ana was never
tried, as the defendant died before trial.
This is only one of the number that might
be referred to, Dame Times. ,
. Raleigh,4 October 6. There was frost
here last night, the first of the season.
The tobacco crop of this section is report-
ei" uacuy damaged in consequence.
An ingenious clock set up at Brussels
needs no winding and attains tbe maximum
of regularity by a simple, mechanism. It
is kept in motion by a current of air. , .
Newspapers are suppressed by the Cap
tain-General of Cuba for "calumny,
defamation, boasting and exaggerated pa
The statisticians are now willing
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to concede, that therer will be a wheat
surplus of at least 100,000,000 bushels in
this country at the service of the needy
EST" The facilities for drunkenness and
loalerism are so good at Newport that the
officials in charge of the naval training
school favor a removal for the sake of tbe
Hf The world's Methodist council in
London condemned travel by ministers on
Sundays, holding that they should travel
on the 'Saturdays, and stay over night
where they desired to .be on the next
Mrs. Jennie McGraw Fiske, who lately
died at Ithaca, left a fortune of $12,000,000.
She was building a residence to cost
$2,000,000, intending to make it the finest
in the United States. While in Europe
last year she was married to Prof. Fiske of
The Atlanta Constitution says the horse
disease miscalled the "pink eye" continues
to spread in Atlanta' uutil now nearly
every stable in the city is at its mercy.
So far no fatal cases have occurred, and in
many instances complete recoveries are
S5iF A girl at Anderson, Ky., desired
a new hat trimmed profusely with bright
colored feathers, according to the : ruling-
fashion, but had no money to buy them.
A brilliant-hued rooster came her way, and
she killed him, plucked his feathers, and
adorned the hat exactly to -her, liking.
But theownerot the fowl had her arrested,
and she wore the hat in court, instead of
church, as she had intended.
Smith absconded from Denver with
,000 belonging to a friend. Two Chi
cago detectives forced him to disgorge
$750 as the condition of being allowed to
remain at liberty. Then a Denver detec
tive followed him to Indiana and black
mailed him out of $500. When a third
man made a similar demand, Smith volun
tarily returned home and gave himself up
for trial, doubtless convinced that he
could not retain any of the booty in
laif" The rinderpest is raging in the
vicinity -of Vienna to an extent that is
causing serious alarm. One district is
strictly quarantined, and guarded by ; a
military torce day and night. Every pre
caution to prevent the disease spreading
in other prts i being taken, and all new
cases of cattle disease must be forthwith
reported to the authorities. No quadru
peds except horses are allowed to traverse
the streets, and dogs and cats found run
ning about are at once killed.
SfelT" A correspondent writing to a con
temporary reminds us of a possible cause
of some unexplained fires. He says: "I
send you a piece ot brown paper with a
hole in it. The paper was lying to-day on
a table in my office. The hole was made
by the sun in conspiracy with an ordinary
carafe ot water. The occurrence, though
quite accidental, was probably not uncom
mon ; and I subsequently ascertain that
an exposure for five seconds to the concen
trated" rays was sufficient to ignite the
paper." The Engineer.
If voun? fruit trees recentlv transnlanted
a j r
blossoms, they should not be allowed to
bear fruit, as it will injure them. They
need all their energies for growth of wood
and should not be allowed to waste them
on growth of fruit.
Cotton of All Climes
Growing in the Same Field.
"I would ride a thousand miles any day,"
said Col. Ben Lockett, tbe great cotton
planter of Georgia, reflectively, as he
leaned over the plank fence at the exposi
tion grounds yesterday, "to see this little
field of cotton,, and no cotton planter in
the south ought to fail to see it as it is
probably a sight that he can never look
on again and which has never been seen in
this country before."
The colonel was looking into the field
of cotton collected from all parts of the
woild growing as it is grown in its native
country and it was this that called: forth
his enthusiastic praise. The field is really
a marvel of agriculture. It is an enclosure
of a very few acres, where, growing side
by side, can be seen every variety of cot
ton plant that can be grown upon this earth.
There is cotton from India, from Hin
doostan, from ' China, from Japan, from
Australia, the north coast of Africa, Brazil,
Chili, and the South Sea islands, the cape
of Good Hope, Mexico, Central America,
Bombay, and every other climate in which
the. cotton plant has ever been grown.
Each plant preserves its characteristics
admirably, and side by side may be'- seen
cotton with the perfectly red flower grow
ing ten feet high, and the stalks with per
fectly blue flowers growing less than two
feet high. There is the queer Chinese cot
ton with a pinched, contracted look Uhat
marks everything that comes from that
country ;t ihe' Peruvian cotton with its
flowers of; indigo and its small bolls; the
Indian cotton with it tropical appearance,
but imperfect fruitage, and all of iliem
with their various marks crowned by a
few rows of our own, king of them all.
ine coutcuou oi seed tor this nrld was a
matter of great painstaking: and expense.
Mr. S- M.. Ionian, who had charge of 'the
matter, was months getting correspondents
in various quarters of the globe that he
could rely upon to send the perfectly pure
ana virile specimen of tbe native 1 seed
The cable dispatches necessary to reach
the merchants jn some of the remote quar
tersofthe earth cost over $200 '-for the
simple transmitting of his wishes and the
reply. thereto. . In every case the seed ' ar
rived in time and it is a wonderful tribute
to the climate and soil of Georeria that not
a single variety failed to sprout and come
to full maturity upon our soil. Tbe sight
is one that as Col. Lockett said will proba-
Diy never o looked upon' in this world
again as it has certainly beenTjefore, and
no visitor should tail to see it, ! -
Cognate to this, and a part of the same
exhibition are bales and bags, and packages
of cotton received from every country 1 in
which cotton is bandied, packed, or baled
in the manner peculiar - to each country.
This exhibition of itself is a wonderful one,
and shows that while- the sooth may be
ahead of all other section in growing: cot
ton that there are older if not wiser people
who know how to pack it better. - These
two' exhibitions of cotton culture and
packing are alone worth a trip to .the ex-
pUBlllUU. JXHUTlKt jQ7lSlllUliOn.
Summary of, the Condition of the Cotton
-, Crop.' .
New Orleans, Oct. 8. The Democrat
has received special dispatches concerning
the condition of the cotton crop .from all
portions ot the South, of which the lollow
mg is a summary :
Alabama No change from last week.
Picking is progressing and cotton is com-
lns: in fast. In the central portion ol the
State there will be no top crop, it having
been eaten op by the worms, ine crop
accounts are less favorable in the north
western portion. The -crops are better
than was anticipated a month ago.' '
Arkansas Cotton picking is nearly
completed in consequence b good weather.
The yield is better than was anticipated
two weeks ago. Ine staple is the best
known for four years. . Now that the
picking is over the shortness of the crop
has become apparent. The best crop is
only thought to be half a one, and the
worst is fatty pounds ot lint to the acre.
The farmers are jn better spirits than they
were two weeks ago.
Georgia The stand of cotton in the
Atlanta section is good, the acreage 5 per
cent greater than last year.- The quality
of tbe staple is excellent and 1 half ot the
crop has been gathered. .
Louisiana No rain has fallen, and
picking has gone on constantly. No
damage has been done by the cat-pillars
and reports from all portions ot the state
are much more flattering than they were
a week ago. Since the recent rains cotton
has taken a new growth and many bolls
are "rowing and maturing. Red River
and Saint Landry report that they will
raise as large a crop as last year. In
Claiborne tbe worms. are
Mississippi Gathering and shipping of
cotton is considerably ahead of last sea
son. The crop is now estimated at half a
crop. Shipments are far ahead of last
Tablet to the Memory of Bishop Atkinson.
A mural tablet has just been placed, by
the family of Bishop Atkinson, in the
chancel of St. James's church, in this city,
where the Bishop is buried. .
The tablet is admirable in design and
beautilully executed, and is a choice work
ot ecclesiastical art.
It is composed of a highly polished slab
of dove-colored marble, an inch and a half
thick, forty-eight inches long, and twenty
eight and three-quarters wide; to which is
fastened a brass plate measuring thirty-nine
by twenty-seven inches. On this plate are
engraved the illuminated inscription, and
appropriate sacred symbols and a rich bor
der. ' - -
The inscription is as follows :
' To the Revered and Beloved Memory 1
of the Right Reverend
Thomas Atkinson, D. D., LL.D.,
Third Bishop of North Carolina..
Born at Mansfield, Dinwiddle Co., Va.,
Aug. 6th, A. D. 1807,
Consecrated Bishop of North Carolina
Oct. 17th, A. D. 1853.
Fell Asleep iu Jesus "
At Wilmington, N. C Jan. 4th, 1881.
His body rests beneath this chancel
In sure hope of a blissful resurrection.
Waiting tor Guiteau. The mem
bers of the little band who fish for bass
in the neighborhood during the day and
meet in Wolffs Old House by the Mill,
near New Dorp, Staten Island, after dark,
are still bent upon taking the life of the
miserable Guiteau. During the lingering
illness of President Garfield they planned,
in the event of his death, to send an as
sassin to Guiteau's cell in the guise of a
clergyman; but they were too closely
watched, they say, and that scheme was
abandoned. Charley Wolff is one of their
leaders. He said yesterday : . '.'
"I'll guarantee Guiteau '11 never get
away alive. If he gets into the hands of
the New Jersey authorities, we're sure to
get him. We've got plenty of men with
us in New Jersey who can shoot within
an egg at sixty yards. I can do it myself,
and if the chance comes to me I'll do it,
and I don't care what happens. We've
got plenty of money offered us. One
business house in New York has offered
us $10,000 foe any necessary expenses iu
getting at Guiteau. A good deal of money
has been pnt np in Providence, and I'm
going there next week to see some of our
members there. We've got men in Wash
ington, and I tell you our organization is
still alive and active. If Guiteau tries
the insanity dodge he never will, escape
us alive. t was in New York to-day to
look at some hand grenades. They are
beautiful, no bigger than an egg, and you
can carry one in your ve6t pocket to blow
a man to pieces. We had a meeting last
night at my bou?e, and we are watching
this matter closely."
Mr. George T. Stronach,- will ex
hibit, at the State Fair a remarkable
curiosity. He says: :
"An African goose came off her nest on
the 25th with twelve goslings, and the ne
gro who attends the poultry, knowing that
she had set on eighteen eggs, went to the
nest to see about . the other - eggs. She
found one with both ends pipped , and two
bills protruding, apparently those of two
goslings. Knowing it was impossible .for
them to get but unless the shell was broken
around, the middle,' she brought it to me,
and by my -orders at once proceeded to
release the birds. When the shell was'
removed there was only one-eosling, vith
two perfect heads, jjecL, bills, &c, and
with a strong comely pair of legs growing
from the body. " It appears healthy and
feeds from both bills, it is very fortunate
thai the feet set oue way, or there would
be trouble as to which head should con
trol the movement of the body. In water
ing and feeding we place the food,' &c,
before both heads, and the bills work
lustily. I hope to raise it as a curiostly,
and to show it at the fair." Raleigh News
Louisiana.- Governor . Wiltz, who is
much beloved in Louisiana, and is regard
ed as one of the most extraordinary men
of the times down South, has announced
his "disability" ' to Lieutenant-Governor
Mcbnery, so that he has virtually abdicat
ed the office of Governor. Governor Wiltz
is, we believe, dying L with consumption,
that fell disease which carries off so many
of our brightest and most brilliant men.
It seems to be a sad truth that genius is
associated with a frail rather than a robust
constitution.,. . , .;;: ' ,'.' ' " .
gdSf The bronze founder of Brace Joy's
statne'of Gladstone advertises in the Lon
don papers for funds to produce a dupli
cate of the same to be sent to Washington
and - erected by the contributors, as a
memorial of international sympthy r at the
death of Garfield. About $15,000 is re
quired to carry out this happy idea.
It is full time that great pubho journals
abandon the relic of rude barbarism J that
requires them to invert all their column
and ether rules, and make' their, newspa-.
pers hideous with shoddy-like display
of what is often the affection of sorrow. ,
The modest draping of buildings at
times of great public sorrow is commenda
ble, and the dark line of mourning is
becoming in some appropriate place in the
columns of a public journal when announ
cing a common bereavement;but .xthere
is no more fatness in whole pages oi news
papers blotted with ragged black' column
i .t ... .u r
lines, lnciosinir me current uew, vueiwi,
the patent medicine or the lottery adver
tisement, as well as the announcement of
the death of a President, than there would
be in the editor draping bis dinner table,
his rocking chair, his bed, or his carriage
with a profusion of crape.. .
Such abuse of the black lines in news
papers is simply an imitation of shoddy
mourniug and well deserves to be classed
as shoddy journalism. It is offensive pre
tension and it is one of tbe lingering relics
of ignorance and darkness that the enlight
ened progress of the present . age should
not tolerate. Journalism is the great
teacher of a . free people, and it - must
discard all the mockeries of .ignorance
and affectation to fulfill is great mission.
now Baeon Steuben Made a Gift of
his Name. The old soldier of Frederick
the Great who helped to fight our battles
for independence, received lrom Uongre68
a grant ot -au,uuo acres ot iana vneiaa
County, N Y., on which he spent his last
years, never returning to his native conn
try, and living a rough and lonely life.
He occasionally went down to Trenton to
hobnob with some-old Holland friends, the
Mappas and Vandercamps, when, if report
says truly, they would hold high wassail
for several days and nights, enjoying the
rich and savory . dishes of their youth.
Neighbors were scarce, but one settler
with whom oteuben was on good terms
was named Arnold. One-day the General
said : "I would not bear the name of
Arnold: it is a disgrace to be conpled
with the great American traitor."
"I cannot help it " said the man meekly,
"I took the name from my father, and
should not know what name to substitute
'Take mine," said the old man ; "you
are welcome to it. I have no children.
Call yourselves Steuben," and they did
so. - 13 ut wnetner tney are sun living in
this State, whether they have been bidden
to the great celebration at Yorktown, end
whether they would come if biden, depon
ent sayeth not." v J : ,
Tbe old hero gave orders that he should
be buried in a secluded place far from the
highway. A small monument marks the
spot, which will probably soon give ; way
to a better. If. . Sun. . '
A Splendid New Casket Provided.
President Garfield's body has been
placed in a new casket, made specially for
the purpose, as a gift. The casket is of
sheet bronze, elaborately wrought ; with
gold trimmings, and a solid gold plate is
to be fixed on the top of the casket,' as
Mrs. Garfield directs. The remains were
in an unexpectedly good state of preserva
tion, and now that the proper casket has
been provided, it is probable that the
plans of the Monument Committee will be
changed, and instead of the body being
put in the ground a crypt will be erected
and the casket exposed to view.
The Opinion of Deacon Richabd
Smith. Deacon Richard Smith . regards
Atlanta as the Cincinnati of the .South
Indeed, he says that in twenty-five years
it will be as large as tbe city over and
through which Deacon Smith radiates his
true goodness. Boston Post, v y
Some people are never content
with their lot, let what will happen.
Clouds and darkness are over their heads,
alike whether it rain or shine. To them
every incident is an accident, and every
accident a calamity. Even when they
have their own way, they like it no better
than your way ; and, indeed, consider
their most voluntary acts as matters of
compulsion. We saw a striking illustra
tion the other day of the infirmity we
8 peak of in the conduct of a child about
three years old. He was crying because
his mother had shut the parlor door.
"Poor thing," said a neighbor, compas
sionately, "you have shut the child out."
"It's all the same to him," . said the
mother; -"he would cry if I called him in,
and then shut the door. It's a peculiarity
of that boy, and if he is left rather sud
denly on either side of a door, he consid
ers himself shut out, and rebels: accord
ingly." ' i
City Property for Sale.
At auction, at the courthouse, on TUESDAY,
the 1st of November, 1881, 1 will sell the follow
ing houses and lots : . '
1. A front and back lot on Graham street, ad
joining the lots of M..E. Alexander and others;
Each lot has a small Improvement on it And two
vacant lots on Pine street, adjoining W. B. Taylor
and others. '. -.
' 2. The McLean bouse and lot, on Tenth and B
streets. - .":'.' ' ' , -- - - . - ' ;:
Terms: One-third cash, and the balance on
one and two years' credit, with interest at eight
percent. y-i 'J . ;. ,;
, RUFUS BARR1NGER,
Agent and Attorney for owners.
Oct.7,1881: .tf ....... ,,; . ;: i
SALE OF HOUSES AND LOTS
In the City; of Charlotta j
By virtue of a Mortgage made by II. T. Butler
and L. L. Butler, to the Mutual Building and
Loan Association,' registered ini'Book' 26, page
393, 1 will sell at the Court House door in Char
lotte, at public auction, on Saturday, the 5th of
November, 1881, one HOUSE and LOT on 4th
street, adjoining the property of B. T. Wheeler
and Mrs. Jackson, 54 feet front on 4th street, and
running back 186 feet. - ' ,
Also. one . other HOUSE and LOT known as
Lot No. 213, in square 31 at tbe corner of 5th
and Pine streets, fronting 72 feet on 5th street and
running back 124 feet. -Terms cash.-
. A. G. BRENIZER;
Oct 7, 1881. 4w . ; J Sec'y. and Treasurer.
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j TORRENCE & BAILEY,
College Street, . Chablotte, - N. C,
Handle Grain, Flour, Bran, &c. Cotton stored
and sold. : i. . t . ; : ;
Oct. 7, 1881. m. ,
, Turkeys, Geese,'
Fresh country Chickens, Apples, Cabbage, OAT
MEAL; aid Richmond Sweet Potatoes by the
barrel.'-: T t-'C' .. t
Oct 7, 1881.
8. MJ HOWELL;
8if All the popular Patent Medicines
3 for sale by r ; !..-:.-
: ,0 V ,WlLSOU BUBWJeiU;
Housekeepers take Notice. '
.The finest assortment of first class Fancy Gro
ceries in. Charlotte, among which are many arti
cles new for this market, have just been received
at . - ,
March 18, 1881. PERRY'S.
Heavy Rainfalls Probable.
r It U ihe idea of many versed in weather
matters that tbe long continued dry nj
parching weather that has prevailed will
be fully compensated for by heavy rainfalls
in' the not remote future. This calculation
is based on the fact that there has been no
general precipitation of the vast volume of
vapor accumulated in the sky during a
long period of rapid evaporation. In Sep
tember alone it; is . estimated i that the
amount of wate'r evaporated from the
tropical Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico
much of which is destined Id be borne by
trade winds over the United States, cannot
be less. than ten inches of the sea surface
an amount which, if precipitated within a
short time, would produce torrential rains
over the larger part of the country east of
the Rocky Mountains. It cannot be said
that this water will not fall elsewhere. It
is known 5 that India, Algeria and other
wide tracts ot the .world's surface have
suffered from want of rain. But it may be
suspected that the sultry and oppressive
atmosphere overlying .theUnited States
at present contains still a great part of the
burden of vapor gathered during the last
hot term. The putting off of the day of
meteorological equilibrium usually makes
the storms which mark its re-establishment
the more violent Wilmington. Star,
W. A. TRUSLOW,
Jeweler and Watch Repairer,
. . . CHARLOTTE, N.C. -
Respectfully announces tbat, having succeeded
E. J. Allen, in the Watch and Jew Arj business,
he has just added to his stock of
Watches, Jewelry, Siiverware,
CLOCKS, SPECTACLES, &c,
And he hopes by close attention to business and
fair dealing to merit a share of patronage. -
t3F Fifteen years constant experience in the
WATOH REPAIRING Department enables
him XafuSLy warrant every Watch entrusted to
him. : ' "
Do not forget the old stand on Tryon street,
near tbe Square. .
Oct. 7,1881. tf ; '
MONROE B. CALDWELL
'. Hargraves & Wilhelnv
Wholesale and retail dealers in Ready-Made
Clothing, Staple and. Fancy Dry Goods, Boots,
Shoes, Hats, Caps, Notions, Trunks, ' Valises,
Gents' Furnishing Goods, &c.. Smith Building,
Oct 7, 1881. 2w Charlotte, N. C.
SSFT! For; Retail Trade, to which we
pay special attention, we buy the best goods to
be found. - - "
;! WILSON & BURWELL.
Sept 30, 1881. - -: v: ; . -Druggists.
E. J. HALE & SON,
, j v ,-: PUBLISHERS,
Booksellers and Stationers,
1 7 Murray Street; NEW; YORK,
Invite orders for School, Miscellaneous and Stan
dard Books, and for all kinds of Staple Station
WRITING PAPERS Cap, Letter Note and
other sizes. -
BLANK BOOK8, of all Grades : a
ENVELOPES, all sizes and colors and quali
ties. - - - ' . '-.'-
SCHOOL SLATES, best quality, all sizes.
Slate and Lead Pencils, Pens, Inks, Mucilage,
&c. ' . , -.,- , .
Feb 18, 1881. E., J HALE &. SON.
Some very - desirable property, in the city of
No. 1 A House with 7 rooms, in a large yard,
beautifully shaded with Elm trees; Well of
water and every convenience usually desired ;
located on Trade street; near the Air Line Depot.
Apply to Gen. D. H. Hill, Fayetteville, Ark.
No. 2 An English Cottage with .8 rooms, in a
Very quiet, desirable part of the city; good Well
of water, Gas, and all necessary out-buildmgs.
Apply to Gen. D. H. Hill. .
No. 8 A large family residence, on Tryon
street, opposite J. L. Morehead's. It contains 10
rooms, has a spacious yard and handsome
grounds. . , .r - -: ,-
Apply to Gen. D. H. Hill, or to J. P. Strong,
Editor Home and Democrat, or Mr. Frank Irwin
at City Mills, Charlotte. N. C. -ct.
7, 1881. . tf
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White and Red Onion Setts for sale by
WILSON & BURWELL.
Lanterns and Lamps.
We have now on hand a fine stock of Lanterns
and Glass Lamps.
. WILSON & BURWELL,
Sept 80, 1881. " - , Druggists.
KIT? Johnston's Ready Prepared Kal
somine, the best article of the kind now in use.
. ; WILSON & BURWELL, Agents.
:rr H . Castor OiL U- -
Laudanum, Essences, Tutt's Pills, and all such
Goods as are sold by Country Merchants can be
bad very low at . .; Dr. T. C. SMITH'S -8etl7,
JAS. P. IRWIN,
At -the :oli PosT-bi-FicB1 Stand,
Near the Court Housed .,
Offers to the public, at lowest prices,' a fine stock of
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Including various grades of Flour, Sugar and Mo
lasses, Corn Meal, Bacon and Hams. A fine selec
tion of Teas, Coffees and Spices.
Choice' Soda Biscuits and Family Crackers.
Canned Goods, Jellies, Pickles, &c., &c. ,
Chewing and Smoking Tobaccos and Cigars.
Just received, finest quality of Oatmeal. -Also,
10 pound Kits of best Mackerel. ;f,f -.': I
Also, Bran, Mill Feed, Corn and Peas always on
hand. .' '- -- - .
. Certificate Lost.
Application will be made to the proper officers
of the Atlanta, Tennessee & Ohio Railroad Com
pany, for the re-issue of Certificate No."293 of the
Capital 'Stock pf said Company, which is lost or
mislaid. ,V i;-J. in '(.uUiO
A. G., NEEL,; Executor. -
8ept l6,1881. . ; 5w: . j : ,
BURGESS NIC HO LS,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in, ' )
I have now in Store a well selected stock em
bracing everything found in a jvoir j; V) ".- f
" Fir stnclass, .Furniture Store,
Such as Bedroom and Parlor 8uits, Lounges,
Tet-l-TetS. Whatnots. . M.rKla . mrA VPjA ITnn
Tables, Dmtog Tab:es-WwlMUads, Bureaus,
tST- CHAIRS of all kinds and cheap Bedsteads
m yinp hj suit iuc umes.- ; .
-vl respectfully solicit ashure of patronage.:
COFFINS if all ;grade.ept;r;wady.
' .No. 5 JVesJTrade Street,
Jn 19,1881 Charlotte, N..C.
CHINA, rt ' '''
Glass and Crockery Store,
'New Stock Just received of .
C ha m b ori Sett s,
Direct from Jfogiandf ; - . '
Also, a rood assortmeat of
French China TaWa Wars,
i And glass-wars in every
variety, cheap for Cash.
March 81, 1881. , JAMES HARTY.
V VA J