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HOME IMP DEMOCRAT.
J, P. STRONG, Editor and Proprietor.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Friday, October 14, 1881.
Union Superior Court.
The Fall Term of Union county Supe-
nor Court opened on Monday morning the
10th Judge Avery presiding,' and that
excellent State officer, Maj. W. J. Mont
gomery, filling -the office of Solicitor, as
he has done for many years past.
The Grand Jury was composed of the
following persons: A. H. Boyte, fore
man, E. J. Krimminger, W. R. Helms,
W. L. Simpson, Isaao G. Collins, Jas. M.
Broom, W. A. Love, Henry Dry, T. E.
Ashcraft, E. J. Sims, A. D. Howell, J. L.
Austin, James Clontz, James McNeely, C.
R. Smith, W. H. Yarborough, J. V Eu
banks and J. B. Cox.
The ordinary State cases occupied the
first three or four days of the week, such
as affrays, fornication and adultery, &c.
There are three or four capital cases to
be tried, the most important of which is
that of Stephens for stabbing Clyburn.
Clyburn died on Tuesday morning last,
and Stephens and Ringstaff were com
mitted to Jail Ringstaff as accessory to
Court will continue next week, but how
much time will be allowed for Civil Cases
TnB Secretary of the Navy did a very
proper thing in arresting the cadets at
the Naval Academy for "hazing," or bru
tal treatment to the class of new cadets.
Every one engaged in such brutal con
duct should be dismissed, and no College
anywhere should tolerate it. Such dis
graceful work was once practiced at the
N. C. University, but we are informed it
has Jbeen discontinued. We hope so; if it
has not been stopped it should be im
mediately. . "Hazing is a disgrace to any
institution, and a terror which prevents
many parents from sending their sons to
certain colleges. Secretary Hunt's course
is exactly right.
Montgomery Court. At Montgomery
county Superior Court last week, N. B.
Taylor, (known as Bone Taylor,) the
Moore county outlaw, was tried for killing
Sewell. He was prosecuted by Solicitor
Montgomery, C. Dowd, J. T. Legrand
and Jas. A. Worthy, and defended by S.
J. Pemberton, J. C. Black, J. M. Brown,
M. S. Robbins, Allen Jordan and .Gen.
J. M. Leach. He was convicted of man
slaughter and sentenced to five years in
The new Professor at the N. C. Uni
versity is Mr. Joseph A. Holmes of
Laurens, S. C. There were several appli
cants for the place, but Mr. Holmes was
the only Southern man who applied, and
it is stated that he was elected because of
his very strong testimonials as not only
very accomplished in the sciences, but
also as having paid especial attention to
their application to Agriculture and Min
ing. He graduated at Cornell University,
and is said to be a man o excellent christ
ian character and of uncommon energy,
industry and talent.
We see it stated that Col. J. McLeod
Turner, the keeper of the State Capitol,
fell at Asheville recently, and broke his
right leg just above the knee. He was
already so crippled that he could hardly
move about, and now, with a leg freshly
broken, it is not possible for him to per
form much service in the way of keeping
i 1 1 1 i
The clergy and theological students in
New York are arguing the question
"whether it is proper for the Christian to
pray for the soul of . Guiteau." Ministers
professing Christ's religion should find it
in their hearts to pray for all, the greater
the sin the more needful the prayer. The
Judge in pronouncing his sentence will
most likely ask mercy on his soul.
The retirement of John D. . Cameron,
Esq , from the Editorial fraternity in
North Carolina is a public loss. His pa
per at Durham, the "Recorder, was sold
under mortgage, and that is the cause of
Bro. Cameron's retirement. He was hon
est, and a true North Carolinian in every
inch of his body.
Gen. JosEpn C. Abbott, formerly
United States Senator from this State in
carpet-bag times, died at Wilmington last
Saturday. He was 55 years old.
Capt. IL W. Howgate was discharged
from custody on his personal recognizance
in the sum of $20,000.
A correspondent writes from Greens
boro to the Raleigh Observer as follows :
"The Railroad from Danville to Mooresville
seems to have called a halt, as the mules were
Bold this week to President W. J. Best, of the
other "Midland," and operations suspended for
the time being." v i
Ttnc uVs) District Court was held at
Greensboro last week. A correspondent
"Judge .Dick presided.- The non-arrival of
Judge Bond put some of the legal fraternity
aback, as his decision is anxiously awaited in the
celebrated Swazey Railroad suit. Several minor
cases came to trial. The case of counterfeiting
from Stokes against a Mr. Mason was disposed
of by giving Mason a term of five years in Albany
, New. Advertisements.
Cotton Buyer Harrison Watts.
Lumber for sale J. M. Crowell.
New Millinery Goods Mrs. P. Query.
Removal of 'the new Co-operative Store J. G,
Rates to Yerktown A. Pope, Genl. Pas. Agent.
Repart of the Traders' National Bank J. IL
Report of the First National Bank M. P. Pe-
" Heport of the Commercial National Bank A G
Brenizer, Cashier. .
Dr. J. Bradfleld'i Remedies for sale by Druggists.
. The Mail-Contract Swindlers.
What is called the "Star Route" swin
dle, is, the manipulating of contracts with
the Post Office Department for carrying
the mails on cross-routes either by horse
or stage. After contracts were made for
such service in particular sections of the
country, certain officials in the P. O. De
partment at Washington (especially an
officer named Brady,) colleagued with
r1 lion . 1 i . I
uiucro i,u increase me pay ana eel more
money for the work than was at first
promised. Such persons have recently
indicted and will, probably, be
brought to trial The following state
ment of the matter more fully explains it:
I ne particular offence which forms the basis
of the Star route prosecutions is in the contract
for carrying the mails from Prescott, Arizona, to
Santa Fe, New Mexico. It provided f oi one trip
a week, for which 150 hours was allowedt and
iue compensation was 10 De $13,313 per annum.
Before service began at all there had been an in
crease uruereu 10 seven trips a weeK, ana "expe-
union 10 wu nours per trip, ana the compensa
tion had been raised to 87.862 ner annum. Af
ter work was begun the contractor, McDonough,
sublet to Walsh. Later on the contract was
terminated altogether, and a new one was made
with Walsh for one trip a week of 15 hours at
an annual compensation of $ 18,000. Then fol
lowed again the customary increase and expedi
tion, raising the pay to $136,000 a year. The
story is, in its main features, a familiar one, and
likely to be reproduced with variations in the
other cases. The charge is "conspiracy to de
fraud the government in "causing and procuring
unnecessary ana improper and extravagant ad
ditional compensation to be paid by the United
States for additional service in carrying the
mails." The New York World says: "The
warrants issued for the Star route people are
mainly remarkable for not including one intended
for Mr. W. S. Dorsey. The absence,of Mr. Dor
sey from a case in which he has every claim to
be engaged will be connected by the public with
the appearance in the case of Mr. George Bliss,
wno is supposed to possess much of the confi
dence of the President. Except Brady, the peo
ple indicted are ot no earthly consequence.
Col. Ivichakdsox the largest cotton
planter in the world, is now in Atlanta
making every effort to bring prominently
forward the benefits of the Exposition of
which he is Vice-President. Aside . from
growing the staple so extensively he man
ages the infinite details of his business per
sonally, even Duying the goods that are
sold to the laborers ou his place from the
stores run by the superintendents. The
following account of his plantation from
the Constitution will be read with interest:
Col. W. C. Richardson, the great Mississippi
cotton king, is the largest cotton planter in the
world. This distinction for a long time be
longed to the Khedive of Egypt, but Cel. Rich
ardson in a crop of 12,500 bales took from the
Egyptian King the first place among the cotton
growers of earth. This crop was worth nearly
one million dollars, and Col. Richardson has
grown up to this average nearly every year since.
: Beyond the fact that he is the largest cotton
grower in the world, there is no place in the
South where the mere handling and cultivation
of cotton can be studied so well as on his vast
plantation. He has the fields in which he grows
the crop, the factories in which be makes the fer
tilizers with which it is grown, the seed oil mills
in which the seed are manipulated and oil made,
yarn mills in wnicu the fiber is spun into thread
and a factory with 20,000 spindles, in which the
thread is made into cloth. Me has the processes
for making the bulk of the seed into cake for
stock feed, after it has been through the oil mills,
and processes for burning the hulls, from the
ashes of which fertilizers are made. In fact
every process for the culture or handling of cot
ton is gone through with on the place, and every
particle of the product, except the stalk,-Is made
to yield to him its ultimate profit. By these
thorough and sagacious methods Col. Richardson
has amassed a fortune, estimated at from six mil
lion to twenty million dollars, and has established
the fact that there is no business that pays better
than growing cotton with free labor and manu
facturing it near the fields in which it is grown.
The time will soon come when capitalists will
imitate the example of Col. Richardson and
when his vast estate will be typical of many simi
lar places throughout the South.
The Rev. J. H. Fesperman ol States
ville, who has been for a long time in
feeble health, has taken to blood drinking.
As the throat of the animal is cut he places
a glass holding a half pint, catching it warm
and drinking it twice full, at a time. He
reports a' difference in the taste of the
blood, that of a young healthy beef, like
warm milk ; that of an older animal, has
a salt taste, which is
Mr. Fesperman has
been drinking the
ad notes some little
uJi uo O" i ccauit,
blood for two weeks an
improvement in health, which he hopes a
continuance in will fully restore his health
Thb chief and most conspicuous feature
of the Republican State Convention, held
in New Xork city, on Wednesday last,
was the sincere and unchangeable de
termination evinced by the great majority
of the delegates to set the heel of the
party hrmly and immovably upon every
attempt to make Gen. IT. S. Grant Presi
dent of the United States for a third term.
And this we . say is a determination and
an event for which every liberty loving,
patriotic citizen of America should hearti
Iiik steamship, iiarnesmore, witn a
cargo of cotton and naval stores , sailed
from Wilmington direct to Liverpool.
The first, but trust many others will be
added ; and what cotton is not consumed
in our factories will be imported to Europe
in vessels sailing from our ports. We
shall then obtain some of the benefits de-
rived from the gftaple
'" The robbers of a Western bound train,
who secured a large amount from tbe pas
sengers, are 4 young boys, none over 18
years old. We wonder if the brave men
who submitted tO(this outrage will possess
sufficient courage to appear against them
when brought to trial ?
- Weanqbix Land in the Arctic Ocean
was recently taken possession of by Capt.
Hooper on behalf of the United States
Government. It is suggested to give it
the name of New Columbia. It would be
an excellent Summer resort to escape the
intense heat with which we are afflicted.
Thb Richmond & Danville Railroad
Co. have purchased an engine to run the
machinery for generating electricity.
The electric light is to furnish light in
tunnels, that a night and day force can be
kept at work. 4- - - - -
The citizens of Beaufort have signified
their approval of the position of Gov.
Vance in tne railroad controversy. At a
meeting they adopted resolutions tender
ing him thanks ; also Gov. Jarvis and Dr.
Worth. .lOi:, ' I) i.-' .
V State Elections. .
Elections were held in Ohio and Iowa
last Tuesday. As usual the Republicans
have carried both States. Foster was re
elected Governor of Ohio.
Columbus, Oct. 12. The feature of the
election in Ohio consists ol Democratic
gains in Republicau counties, and vice
versa. This is attributed to the fact that
in several Republican counties where the
temperance sentiment is very strong, and
1 , 1 t i n i - . r
where the church influence made itself
particularly felt, the Republicans scratched
Foster on account ot the failure cf the
Legislature last winter to give additional
Plenty for All.
The Wilmington Review, while so
many are panic-stricken about short crops,
very properly says:
"People will find outafter awhile that although
grain may be scarce in some localities, yet there
is enougn leit to leed everybody Here and a great
many in Europe. There is no cause for a panic.
Here and there will be found a neighborhood, or
even a county, which caDDot feed itself for the
next twelve months, yet the average, especially
here in North Carolina, is not as bad as has been
feared and represented. The crops in Eastern
and extreme Western .North Carolina are very
good ; it is in the middle counties f the State
that the drought has been most severe, and taken
as a whole, we have reason to believe that there
has beeh much more than enough corn raised in
the btate to feed everybody within its borders.
A .Lady in the New xork bun, writing
from Huron City, makes an appeal for the
thousands of people in the burnt district
of Michigan who are naked, houseless and
starving:, who in pityiucr strains cry for
aid, which unless obtained must perish.
The paltry sum of a hundred thousand has
been doled slowly out to salve the wounds
a million could not cure. The other side:
a President dying leaves a family- with
more than enough to make them comfort
able, his life was insured for no insignifi
cant sum, yet the tender sympathies of
these same millionaires, will present
them the munificent sum of over three
hundred thousand dollars, lhe contrast
is a fair commentary on the sincerity of
liuiTEAU nas made a conieseion, or
rather a statement, giving minute details
of the assassination of the president. It will
be used as evidence and will assist mate
rially in convicting him. There are sev-
erai letters ot his published, which are
evidently given to aid in establishing the
plea of insanity which, will be the line of
defense. Mr. Scoville has said he and his
family believed him insane, if not he would
never have come to Washington to plead
his case, A copy of the indictment and
list of witnesses were read to him in his
Conkling and his delegation, at the
New York Republican State Convention,
were ruled out. His lordship, who has
for years carried the party whip, crushing
out all who would not submit to the party
lash, now finds himself excluded from any
personal participation in the party coun
cil. Mr. Dupree, who led the fight at Al
bany against Conkling, delivered an ex
cellent speech which was loudly applaud
ed. There was a complete revolution.
Some of the carpet bag rulers of South
Carolina have had their deserts measured
out, and we nope tne JMortn will now see
what a corrupt, thievish crowd we're in
power. iijX-iov. Moses nas been arrested
charged with obtaining money on false
pretenses, with other charges forthcoming
Bob White, colored, who was a U. S. De
puty in York county, is now in jail await
ing execution for burglary on the 25th of
Senator Bayard would have been elect-
its last special session had it not been for
Roscoe Conkling. Mr. Conkling has a
most intense dislike to Mr. Bayard.
When the New York Senator learned
that the Democrats intended to elect
Mr. Bayard, he went directly to Mr.
Arthnr, and directed him to keep his
place as presiding officer nntil adjourn
ment, and bv that means defeated Mr.
The town of Fayetteville voted in favor
of the proposition to surrender the town
charter, which in abolishing the charter
privileges throws off the debt. It is now
no longer a corporation, and jthe county
authorities have charge ot its streets,
bridges, etc. Can a corporation, or a
town, resort to such practice with a claim
of honest dealing, or with the expectation
of ever reclaiming any financial credit ?
Arthur has some honorable traits that
are now just coming to the surface. He
is credited with paying $30,000 to save
the memory of his friend. He has ex
pressed a wish that Mrs. Garfield be paid
the full year's salary of the late President,
signifying his willingness to serve gratui
1HE neavy lrosts in the tobacco coun
ties in this State, on the night of the 5th
inst, did much damage to the tobacco
crop. In such counties as Granville,
Franklin, Person, Rockingham, Orange,
Caswell, &c., the crop is considerable in
jured if not ruined.
Our last issue of the Home and Demo
crat was not sufficient to supply the de
mand. Hereafter we shall have a suffi
cient number to meet the calls of an in
$W Ex-Judge Sam. W. Watts died
last week. '
his residence in Smithville
Wilmington, N. C, Oct 6. British steam
ship Barnesmore sailed from this port to-day for
Liverpool witb a cargo of cotton and naval stores
valued at $200,000.. She is the first steamer
cleared from Wilmington for a foreign port since
the war, but it is expected other steamers will
follow her with a prospect of a regular line be
tween this place and .Liverpool ere long.
lhe above is a gratilying announce
ment, and we hope the day is not far dis
11 o v - mi u continued for the present session, and au- now planted in tea, representing an in- swn, and guaMtee prompt sales and correct re
all Southern porta will be tbWing lhe pent pro tem to fill any vestment : of 15,000,000, and giving j q SoNHOUSE. Agent
th steamers and vessels en- vacancies which exist therein. - Mr. Hams employment to over a quarter of a million charlotte Co-Onerauve Association,
crowded with steamers and vessels en
gaged in the foreign trade. .
Assembling of the U. S. Senate'.
The U. S. benate assembled in extra
session on the 10th inst, and elected Hon.
I Thos. F. Bayard, Democrat, of Delaware,
I President, whichT makes him .Vice Presi
dent of the United States. The following
are the proceedings of the Senate:
w.ohtav rw in Ti,a ..COmM:n
V I aOUAUlVili WV v .at, Uw CAOOW 111 n l
of the snecial session ot the Senate was
witnessed by a large number of people.
The Senate was called to order bv Harris.
who, after prayer by Chaplain Bullock,
said: "1 have been reauested bv a number I
of Senators on both sides of the chamber
to call the Senate to order. If there be
no objection I will call the Senate to order
that we may proceed with its business.
The Senate will please come to order and
the clerk will report to the benate the.
message of the President convening this
The President's proclamation having
been read, Mr. Pendleton moved the adop
tion of the following resolution :
That Thos. F. Bayard, Senator from the
State of Delaware is hereby chosen Presi
dent pro tern, of the Senate.
Mr. Edmunds said that, of course, he did
not object to the present consideration of
the resolution, but tie thought that under
existing circumstances it was his duty to
present the credentials of the Senators
elect, which he thereupon did.
The credentials having been read, Mr.
Edmunds moved that' the oath of office be
administered to those gentlemen by Sena
tor Anthony, senior Senator.
Mr. Pendleton moved to lay the motion
on the table. Carried. Yeas 36, nays 34.
Mr. Davis of Illinois, voted with the Re
publicans in the negative. Mahone did
not vote and Piatt and I air were paired.
Mr. Edmunds said no reason had been
given why the Senators elect should not
be allowed to take part in the organization
of the Senate, and he therefore moved to
amend Mr. Pendleton's resolution by pro
viding for the immediate qualification of
the Senators elect, the oath of office to be
administered by Senator Anthony.
The amendment offered by Mr. Edmunds
to Mr. Pendleton's resolution, gave rise to
a short discussion, but wasfiually rejected
yeas 33, nays 34. Mahone and Davis
of Illinois, voting with the Republicans.
Mr. Edmunds then proposed an amend
ment providing that Thomas F. Bayard
shall be elected presiding officer for this
day only and argued in support of the
amendment, contending tbat it would
comply with both the letter and spirit of
the law and would allow the States of New
York and Rhode Island to have a voice
in the election of a permanent president
In moving his amendment that the oath
be at once administered to the new Sena
tors, Mr. Edmunds said no reason had been
given for this attempt to exclude two
States from any voice in the organization
of the Senate, so he would take the liberty
to state the reason himself.
Mr. Garland declined to make any reply
to the intimation that tbe Democratic
Senators had some ulterior object in view.
They believed-that they were acting law
ful iy and had no apologies to make to tne
Senator from Vermont, or any other per
son or body of persons. If they made a
mistake it was a mistake which they would
regret. The only object of calling the
Senate together so far as the country knew
was to place some one between this gov
ernment and possible anarchy in the case
of the death or taking away by any means
of the present President of the United
States; hence it was a high duty and great
duty which preceded all others in impor
tance to elect at once a President pro tem.
It ranked the -question of swearing in a
Senator and all other questions. The
Democratic side proposed decently and in
order and according to law to fill a possi
ble gap at the earliest possible moment.
After some further debate, Mr Ed
munds' amendment was lost yeas 33,
Mr. Edmunds then moved an amend-
ment that Mr. Bayard be elected President
pro tem, for this day only, which was re-
jected by yeas S3, nays. 34. '
Mr. Edmunds then moved to strike out
, . t. .,- ' r 5
tbat ot uenry o. Antnony. rvejeciea
ssayt'rd and Anthony being
paired, the original resolution was then
Yeas 34, nays 32.
Mr. Bayard was escorted to the chair
by Senators Anthony and Pendleton. On
taking the chair, Mr Bayard, alter acknowl
edging the honer paid him, eaid: "We
are all painfully mindful of the unusual
circumstances under which we meet and
of the national bereavement which has
caused this special session of the Senate.
May it not be hoped that touched by a
sense of common sorrow, and chastened by
a grief that penetrates every household in
one great family of States, our proceedings
may be marked by a spirit "of concession
and harmony and generous consideration
for the mutual differances of opinion and
softening of partisan asperities and high
intent to perform our duties in a manner
responsive to the demands of the occasion
and best interest of our common country?
With such help and in such a spirit I now
assume, and shall endeavor to perform the
duties of the high position to which your
favor has assigned me."
October 11. Immediately after the
reading of the journal, Mr. Edmunds
moved that the oath of office be adminis
tered to Nelson W Aldrich, Senator elect
from the State of Rhode Island. There
being no objection, the motion was agreed
to and Aldrich was sworn in.
Mr. Edmunds then made a similar mo
tion in cases of Senators elect from New
York. Mr. McPherson interposed . and
stated that he desired to present a petition
pending that motion. He held in his hands
a communication from certain members of
the New York Legislature, alleging cer
tain reasons why Messrs. JLapbam and
Miller were not entitled to seats in the
Senate. With regard to those allegations
he knew nothing. He did not present the
petition with any desire to delay action
upon the administration of the oath. He
offered the petition and would refer it at
the proper time to the appropriate com
Mr. Edmunds said that as the petition
referred to the propriety of swearing in
the " new Senators from New York he
would not object to its reception at the
lhe petition was -received and laid
upon the table and the oath' of office
administered to the Senators from New
York. ' : a .' r - " : - '- ,
Mr. Edmunds offered a resolution declar-
ing that the standing committees of the
Senate, as they were constituted at the
close of the last session of the Senate, be
I asked that the resolution lie over for one
day under the rules. It was so ordered.
Washington, Oct. 12. The President
sent the following nominations, to the
Senate to-day : .Ym. W. Dudley, of In-
aiana, to oe commissioner ot pensions ;
Utis r. i. Ularke of Khode Island to be'
first deputy commissioner of pensions. C.
B. Walker, of Indiana, to be deputy com-
misaioner of pensions, Noah C. McFar-
J n - -
u" m commissioner oi general
land office. Addison Brown ot -New
iur lo ?.e V- o- aisinci juageoi tne
Tf t l TT ci 1 . m .
Ufc"cru ruA,8,tr'Cb w ure. eo. m.
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S. southern district of Alabama. Robert
S. Foster of Indiana, to be marshal of the
United States district of Indiana.
The Democrats in caucus this morning
discussed .the committee question, and
without agreeing on any definite plan ot
appointment, decided to oppose Mr. Ed
mund's resolution. Senator Garland was
directed to report an amendment to the
resolution providing for the appointment
of certain specified committees which the
nominations of the President show to be
What a big tale (hoax) that is about I
one "lady" being killed by two others for
money in Wats uga county. Don't believe
a word of it is intended in seriousness.
It was generally supposed that the at
torney general had, sometime agot engag- I
ed Brewster & Bliss, in the star route
cases ; a statement made by Mr. Bliss in
his letter to the New York Sun, that he
and BrewBter hadonly been retained fif-
teen aays ago, snows unmistakable evi
dence that the new administration is de
termined to push the prosecutions.
Washington, Oct. 10. The Supreme
Court of the United States convened at
noon to-day with barely a quorum, con
sisting of Chief Justice Waite and Asso
ciate Justices Miller, Bradly, Harlan and
Woods, together with newly appointed
Justice Stauley Matthews, who appeared
on the bench for the first time to-day.
Justice Field has not yet returned from
Europe. With the exception of a few
unimportant motions, and three or four
admissions to the bar, the court trans
acted no business, and at 12:10 adjourn
ed to make the usual call upon the Presi
dent. Comparative Cotton Statement.
The following is tbe cotton statement
for the week ending Oct. 7th:
Total receipts to this date, 590,712 645.846
Exports for the week, 80,376 134,003
Total exports-to this date, 208,442 352,928
Stock at all U. S. ports, 446,023 358,968
Stock at all interior towns, 68,257. 59.701 1
Stock at Liverpool, 612,000 439,000
stock of American afloat for
. Great Britain, . 116,000 166,000
B3f It is currently understood, though denied
at the Governor's office, that the Best Syndicate
last week despatched Secretary Caddigan to pre
sent Gov. Jarvis, and his colleagues, with a formal
tender of financial guarantees to any amount
that the road from Goldsboro to Salisbury shall
be built ; and, as a' consequence, to demand the
fulfillment of the agreement of May last, viz :
That the commission shall assist in re-securing
possession of the Western N. C. R. R. .
Weclipthis from the Farmer & Me
chanic. If it is correct, then the railroad
war in North Carolina may assume a new
phase and the Commissioners may live to
regret having pledged themselves to Mr.
Best. Their inability to comply with the
terms of their agreement may involve the
Siate of North Carolina in expensive liti
gation. Wilmington Review.
jfegT" South Carolina is probably the
only State in the Union that can point
with pride to two ex-Governors simultane
ously in the clutches of the law. R. K.
Scott is in trouble for murder ; Franklin
J. Moses is in jail for swindling a citizen
in the paltry sum of twenty-five dollars.
Daniel Chamberlain is the next in order.
Greenville (S. C.) News.
.A white man named Church, who
was confined in Newton iail for the murder
of a Miss Thompson in Alexander county,
last August, was taken from the 'jail by a
mob Thursday night last and hanged. A
man named Dockery is in the Statesville
r j-t-.ii- - -it l. - l -t- - j
is ieareu tnai, ne wmaigo us lyncneu.
t3T The Wilmington Star says:
are glad to see that Dr. Curry, the able
manager of the Peabody Fund, is able to
make so favorable a report of the progress
of education in the South. Whilst others
are engaged in finding fault with or pick
ing flaws in the educational system that
prevails in the South now, Dr. Curry is
able to say that educational matters indi
cate most favorable progress. This applies
both to pnblic sentiment and public schools.
Compared with ten years ago the advance
is certainly most noticeable."
Bled to Death. A sad accident hap
pened a few miles from this place last
Wednesday morning. A young man
named Richard Webb,: who was ginning
for Mr. Abram Brinkley, put his hand
under the apron of the gin to raise it,
when his hand came in contact with the
saw and was cut to pieces up to the wrist.
Dr. Patterson was called and fixed up the
hand, and afterwards JJrs. A. li. and L).
B. Zollicoffer wereSalled for the purpose
of assisting in amputating the hand, but
when they arrived he was nearly dead
from the loss pf blood. He , bad bled
copiously before any physician could ar
rive. Weldon News.
Horrible Condition or the White
House. Washington, Oct. 5. The White
House is undergoing a thorough cleansing
and some repairs, which are greatly need
ed. One of the attendants upon the
President was asked to-day when the
President contemplated moving into the
White House. "I don't know," was the
reply. "I do know, though, that the
place is all torn up, and, more than that,
the furniture in the East Room is just
alive with ' insects.'" The President will
hardly care to move in until the White
House is fumigated and completely over
' $W Hicks G. Williams, a darkey in the
postoffice at Camden, S. C, has been ar
rested on the charge ot purloining' letters
from the office. The postmaster had rea
son to suspect that his clerk : was not all
right and took steps to decoy him, and
found he had struck the right trail. After
his arrest Williams trunk was searched
and thirty-one letters found there, two of
which were addressed to the postmaster
himself. ' '.- " 'l
EST It is said now that India can crow
better tea than China, and 45.000.000
I pounds of Indian tea have been imported
I into England since the importation began
1 in 1860. Over 200,000 acres in India are
Death of a Good Max.- Tbe. Rev. A. A.
Bosiiamer died in Raleigh, oil Wednesday morn
ing last, after several weeks "of suffering with
typhoid fever. He had been the pastor of Tryon
Street Methodist Church in this city for four
years previous to the present one, when he was
stationed at Raleigh by the last Conference. To
say that Mr. Boshamer was loved and admired
by the members of , the Methodist Church in
Charlotte, as well as esteemed by all denomina
tions, but feebly expresses public sentiment in
this community. The news of his death casta
gloom over a large number of friends and
acquaintances. He was an able preacher of the
Qospel, in the prime ot life, with brilliant pros
pects in the future. His death is a loss to the
Church and to his native State, North Carolina.
Peace to the good man's aehes.
It would be a great thing for the Carolina
Central Railway Company if the Road was built
to R utherfordton, and on West to the Tennessee
line. It would pay handsomely.
The fellow who advertises for Confederate
Bonds and offers to pay $2 per thousand, is
gulling himself or hopes to gull seme one else.
Holders of such paper sad better keep it than to
sell for such a pittance.
After securing funds sufficient to meet current
expenses the Hornet's Nest Riflemen, are not
sanguine of leaving for Yorktown with a full
A son of Mr. J. R. Abernathy of Iredell county,
had a hand lacerated in a gin.
In lieu of Coup's Circus we are going to have
some hanging. -
Mr. Edwards, of the Cotton Compress, had a
narrow escape from being shot. His hat was
well riddled with the contents of a shotgun.
Mr. Kobcrt u. Uocnrane exhibited a curious
coin which he found in a washed out ditch near
Harrisburg upon one side were the words " Fur
lieb und f riede," a figure with a bow and arrow,
and the letters formed into a word whatever it
may be 'I-e-t-o-n." On the other side could be
deciphered the words "Alexander-Russia," and
the single letter L. The coin was apparently of
In transferring our list of names we have left
off those that were in arrear over two years,
and all those subscribers who have not received
their paper, and are credited for a less time, will
notifiy us and the error will be rectified.
" trF" The Statesville Landmark learns
that the Narrow Gauge Railroad, .which
Gen. Imboden contemplates building, be
ginning at Bristol, Tenn., and extending
bouth, will take Lenoir, Taylorsville and
Statesville in its course. 1
In this city, on the 11th inst, by Rev. E. H.
Harding, Mr. W. . Pickford and Miss Julia A.
Franklin, daughter of the late J. B. Franklin.
In Cabarrus county, on the 2d inst, Mr. John
B. Willeford and Miss Ella Moore.
. In Chester county, 8. C, on the 28th ult, Mr.
John F. Oates of Yorkville, and Miss Jessie L.,
daughter of Mr. Jesse Hardin.
In Yorkville, 8. C, on the 4th inst, Mr. Jos.
O. Walker and Miss Minnie T. Lowry, daughter
of Dr. J. M. Lowry.
At the Methodist parsonage in Tradesville, 8.
C , on the 29th ult., Mr. F. H. Wolfe and Miss
Minnie Stitt, daughter of Mr. James M. Stitt of
Monroe, N. C.
In Cleaveland county, on the 21st ult., Mr. L.
B. Moss and Mrs. Sue J. Kendriek. i .
In Cleaveland county, on the 28th ult., Mr.
Wm. Ledbetter and Miss M. H. Hawkins.
In Buncombe county, on the 2d inst . by Jobn
Step Esq, Mr. Wister 8. Burgess of Burke
county, and Miss M. A. York.
In this county, Sharon Township, on the 6th
inst, little Daisy May. daughter of William J.
and Alice W. Taylor, aged 1 year, 9 months and
In Morganton, recently, Dr. J. M. Happoldt,
at an advanced age, formerly a resident of this '
city and county.
In Union county, Goose Creek Township, on
the 12th ult, Mrs. Sarah A. Trull, aged 51 years,
wite 01 Mr. J. 1. TrulL
CHARLOTTE MABKET, Oct. 13, 1881.
Cotton quiet and steady at a decline on former
quotations. Good Middling 10JZ, Middling 10
to 10, Low Middling 10, Good Ordinary 9,
Stains and Tinges 7 to 9.
Flour is not as high in Northern and Western
markets as heretofore, but the demand is still
food. Country Flour, in sacks, is about $ 4 to
Corn has declined to 90 cents per bushel, and
Meal to 95. Breadstuffs are not so scarce as re
cently reported. , !
Sweet Potatoes from wagons 75 to 85 cents
Chickens 12 to 22 cents each, according to
size and quantity ; Eggs 18 to 20 cents per dozen ;
good table Butter 28 to 80 cents per pound.
NEW YORK, Oct 13, 1881.
Cotton steady, but at reduced figures 11.9-18
for Middling Uplands.
LIVERPOOL, Oct 13, 1881.
Cotton market firm at 6.7-16 for Middling Up
lands. Market active.
. . - . .
Having removed my Saw and Grist Mills, on
the C. C. Railway, 9 miles North of Monroe, I
am now prepared to supply the public with the
very best pine or.oak lumber, in any quantity.
Lumber at $3 per 1000 feet, delivered at the
Special contracts for large orders.
Any order filled at short notice and satisfac
tion guaranteed. J. M. CROWELL,
Oct 14, lw Stout N.C.
Commencing October 12th, Round Trip Tick
ets, between Charlotte and Yorktown, Va., via
Richmond and West Point Railroad, good to re
turn until October 25th, will be on sale by the R
& D. agent in Charlotte. Price $13.80.
Oct 14, 1881. Gen'l Pass. Agent
OF THE ,
We have now removed to the Urge double
Store-room, on College street, directly opposite
to our old stand, and will be glad to see ail
our old friends and customers, and hope to
make many new ones. This store has been spe
cially fitted up witb new, strong floors. A large
Elevator and many other improvements, making
it one of the best arranged houses in tbe city to
display our goods. We will continue to keep In
stock, .- ; ; . -1.
Implements of Various Kinds. ;
Steel, cast and Roland Chilled turning Plows,
Cultivators, Harrows, Grain Drills, Feed Cutters,
: Champion Ueapers and Mowers, Horse Rakes
Ac Headquarters in the store for the celebrated
I a full line of GRASS SEEDS Rust Proof
j Wheat Oats and Rye, &c
I We store cotton and handle goods oncommis-
Oct 14, 1881.
We are now receiving our Fall and Winter Stock
. "; . . of
Containing all the latest styles and qualities of
Ladies', Misses and Children's
Hats and Bonnets.
Also, all the novelties for trimming: Feathers.
Flowers, Ribbons, Silk, Flashes, Satins, Orna- .
ments, etc. -- - - .
Also, onr nana! lanre and attractive stock of
White Goods, Laces, Embroideries, Neck Wear,
Gloves and Hosiery, Corsets, Shawls. Cloaks,
Skirts, x,c. Another large bwck oi ljaaiea- .mus
lin .Underwear just received, that we are offering
at very low prices. , "Vr
UCt. 14, 1881. JU.KO. Jr. HUitti.
Corner Trade and College Sts., np Stairs..
CHARLOTTE, N. C
Oct 14, 1881. - ; '
Report of the Condition of the
Commercial National Bank at Char
lotte, in the State of North Carolina, at
the close of business Uctooer ist, ltsai :
' RESOURCES. ' . '
Loans and discounts, " V $258,897 58
Overdrafts, 23,339 77
U. a Bonda to secure circulation, 175,000 00
Other stocks, bonds, and mortgages, 18,200 00
Due from approved reserve agents, 11,287 62
Dae from other National Banks, 15,560 49
Real estate, furniture and fixtures, 32,893 41
Current expenses and taxes paid, 2,660 03
Premiums paid, ; 8,250 00 .
Checks and other cash items, . 8,872 18
Bills of other Banks, - , 4,576 00
Fractional paper currency, nickles and r
Specie, 3,837 79
Legal Tender Notes, ' 8,008 00
Redemntion fund with U. S. Treasurer,
5 per cent of circulation.
Mi AWH 4tA
Capital stock paid in,
Undivided profits, ,
National Bank Notes outstanding,
Dividends unpaid, ,
Individual deposits subject to check,
Demand certificates of deposit,
Time certificates of deposit,
Cashier's checks outstanding,
Due to other National Banks,
State of N. Casoltna, County of Mecklenburg.
I, A. G. Brenizer, Cashier of the above named
Bank, do solemnly swear that the above state
ment is true to the best of my knowledge and
belief. A. G. Brenizer, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th
day of October, 1881. , , . .
Jno. M. Shellt, Notary Public
Correct Attest Frank Coxe, ) , - "
J. 8. Spencer, Directors. .
H. C. Eccles, )
Oct. 14, 1831.
Report of the Condition of the
Traders National Hank at Charlotte,
in the State of North Carolina, at the
close of business October 1st, 1881 ;
Loans and discounts, " $151,022 62
Overdrafts, 1,241 11
U. 8. Bonds to secure circulation, 50,000 00
Due fiom approved reserve agents, 12,633 00 .
Due from other National Banks, . ; 8,810 63
lieat estate, furniture and fixtures, , 14,453 64
Current expenses and taxes paid, ' 3,192 50
Bills of other Banks, . . 2,500 00
Fractional paper currency, nickels and -
pennies,: : S9 25
Specie, .- 239 00
Legal Tender Notes, ' 5,770 00
Redemption Fund with U. S. Treas
urer, 5 per cent of circulation,
Capital stock paid in, -
Surplus Fund, ,
Undivided profits, .
National Bank Notes outstanding,
Individual deposits subject to check,
Time certificates of deposit,
Coshier's checks outstanding,
Due to other National Banks,
Notes and bills re-discounted,
. 16,725 10
State op N. Carolina, County 0 Mecklenburg.
I, J. H. Ross, Cashier of the above-named
Rank, do solemnly swear that the above state- '
ment is true to the best of my knowledge and
belief. J. II. Ross, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this the
8th day of October, 1881.
E. F. Youho, Notary Public
Correct Attest R. L McDowell, ) . ,
j. vv. waas worth, Directors.
J. E. Brown, . ) 1 -Oct
14,1881. . . i: r -v
Report of the Condition of the
First Natioual Bank at Charlotte,' in
the State of North Carolina, at the close
of business October 1st, 1881.
Loans and discounts, ' $656,229 83
Overdrafts, 24,966 24
U. 8. Bonds to secure circulation, - 200,000 00 .
Other stocks, bonds and mortgages,' 120,421 61
Due from approved reserve agents; 16.936 74
uua irum uuier .national xanKS, - ' la.H'JS m
Due from State Banks and bankers, 7,518 44
Real estate, furniture and fixtures, , - 83,816 22
Current expenses and taxes paid, 4,275 23
Bills of other Banks. - V 9.929 00
Fractional paper currency, nickels and '
pennies, - 67 60
Specie, . - 45,500 00
Legal Tender Notes, 10,000 00
Kedemption if und with U. S. Treas-
urer, a per cent ol circulation, 9,000 00
Total, $1,152,054 89
LIABILITIES. i '
Capital stock paid, in, $400,000 00
Surplus Fund, . 80,000 00
Undivided profits, 48,242 88
.National Bank .Notes outstanding, 189 000 00
Dividends unpaid, '.43 00
Individual deposits subject to check, " 168,851 45
Demand certificates of deposit, 81,182 97
Time certificates of deposit, ; 186,474 85
Due to other National Banks, . 16 738 99
Due to State Bonks and bankers. ' 6 016 25
Bills payable, r : 35,000 00
State or N. Cabolika, County tf Mecklenburg.
I, M. P. Pegram. Cashier of the above-named
Bank, do solemnly swear that the above it&te
ment is true to the best of my knowledge and bV
ucu ja.tr. xjegkajC, vashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this the
7th day of October, 1881.
- Jomr F. .Okb, Notary Public .
Correct Attest W. R. Myers, ) - ;
a utowd. v Directors. ..
R M. Oates, )
Oct 14, 1881.
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