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Home and Democrat.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Correspondence of the Home and Democrat.
Nkw York, Oct. 24, 1881.
Editor Home and Democrat Then
has been a serious apprehension of a water
famine in this city, and the Mayor and
other officials hav repeatedly appealed to
the people not to waste the croton, (till I
began tothink that I should have to give
up my morning batu. "wasiemn,
not," you know.) There are but fifteen
days supply in the reservoirs and river,
and the drought has continued so long
that it was well to husband the supply,
and so the washing of pavements and
sprinkling of streets has been forbidden,
and the city has been in a cloud of dust.
You can imagine, therefore, how welcome
is the rain which began to fall before day
this morning and continues as I write iu
the afternoon. While we have been dried
up, the Mississippi region has been flooded,
and probably more land has been over
flowed and more property destroyed than
by the Michigan fires. Take it all in all,
this has been a year of disasters, by
drought, wind, water and fire, to say
nothing ot murders and suicides and rob
beries and other crimes.
The N. Y. Observer (Presbyterian) has
a correspondent in the Hev. Dr. Prime,
who signs himself "Irenajus." In his last
communication he relates an iucident that
may well startle sober citizens of this ill
governed city. Riding down town in a
6th Avenue Elevated car, two decent
looking men, having the appearance of
respectable mechanics, sat opposite to
him. They were sober, and Irish. One
remarked to the other that he was a
"Nihilist." The Doctor felt inclined to
move his seat from the neighborhood of a
man who made the infamous avowal ; but
he merely turned his face in another di
rection. He did not think that he had
manifested his feeling of contempt for the
man, but probably his countenance did,
for presently, when the men rose to leave
the car, one of them Btruck him with the
palm of his band, and the other said,
"You ought to have your old neck
broke." One of them shook his fist at
him after getting out on the platform.
The Doctor adds :
I think they intended to provoke a fight, and
as either was more than a match for me, they
would have robbed and perhaps killed me in a
moment, had they received provocation for pro
longing the assault They were desperate, wick
ed, lawless bandits, such as commit outrages on
Dersons and property every day and night in the
streets and mail-cars. They make a row, and in
a moment perpetrate a crime and escape by their
quickness and coolness, and the proverbial ab
sence or blindness of all policemen when they
are wanted. I was saved by the simple process
of sitting still. We may doubt it or try to de
ceive ourselves into disbelieving the fact, but
there is a spirit of evil in the air. The Socialism
of Germany, the Atheism of Ingersoll, the Nihi
lism of Russia and Poland, the alliance of politi
cians with criminals, so that "roughs" are as
powerful in party conflicts as statesmen, are so
many stimulants to violence and protections
against punishment. And when we ask, "What
is to be done ?" we are confronted with the great
problem of all ages liow to reconcile liberty witli
order. Men must be eroverned. but how is it
possible where they arc all equal and cannot
govern themselves r Who will rule such un
speakable scoundrels as the voters who assailed
me three hours ago r It is an unspeakable ca
lamity to lire under a government that practical
ly acknowledges the right of bucq men to be the
leaJers of political parties, to control primary
meetings, to nominate legislators and presidents,
and dictate the voting at the polls. I do not
know of any men in this city who have more in
fluence in party politics than the roughs whose
physical prowess is one the chief factor in ail
It is not a pleasant thing to contem
plate such deeds and to read such reflec
tions upon them, leading this eminent
writer and divine to question whether the
Republic will outlive another century.
An English society journal asks whetb
er women are likely to become smokers?
And another paper says, that depended
upon whether young women will want to
smoke; if they do, they will. Of course
they will, as they have already adopted
so many other masculine habits, including
hats, coats, &o.t and are incessantly cry
ing out for more, for the men's right to
vote for instance. Of course they will
Mrs. Jane Pinkerton, who died in Man
chester, England, on the 5th inst., aged
107, had for the last 70 years continually
smoked her pipe, whilst not asleep or eat
ing. Her daughter, aged 75, has followed
her example, and it is expected that her
grand-daughter, aged 53, will do likewise
"when she arrives at years of discretion."
The lovers of the weed are delighted at
the longevity of the old lady, but they
should think how much longer she might
have lived if she had not smoked.
Allow me to copy this from the Chi
cago Tribune, (whose poetry is vastly
better than its politics) :
What's this ? A lock of woman's hair
Among my dusty papers ?
Tis like a breath of country air
In New York smoke and vapors.
A golden tress t Ah, yes, I know,
'Twas Ethel's hair long years ago.
Sweet Ethel ! Still I seem to see
Alas 1 'tie only seeming
That golden head quite close to me,
Those tender, dark eyes beaming.
The lips from which came soft and low
The murmured "Yes" long years ago.
And then, why did we pause s long?
I know I loved you dearly
In those old days ; how things went wrong
I caa't remember clearly.
We loved, and yet somehow we tarried
Till both got tired and you got married.
I am surprised to see that the Post
master of this city slated to a reporter a
few days ago that there are in the U. S.
Sub-Treasury in this city about two mil
lions of dollars unclaimed postal money
orders for several yeare past. Such being
the case, I think the Department, instead
of charging for a Postal Order, might af
ford to pay a premium to any one obtain
ing such an order. It is the general im
pression that these orders furnish the
safest mode of remittance, but that would
seem not to be the fact. Congress will
be asked at the next session to make some
disposition ,of the, money. . It will pro-
Dably be turned into the Treasury, though
it might more honestly be used to pay for
losses of money in the mails. Common
carriers are generally liable for losses, but
not so Uncle Sam, the common ; carrier of
all others the best able to pay. It is not
stated whether the two millions are the
accumulations of this city or of the whole
country, but probably the latter.
Can anybody give a plausible theory
of dreams? Of course every one has
queer ones, now and then, some of which
are evidently the result of the thoughts,
words or deeds of the preceding wakeful
day or days. But some appear to have
no connection with these or with any
imaginable thing. I often dream ot
walks and talks with old friends, and
these always, I believe, old home friends,
for it is the habit of age to look back,
whether waking or sleeping. But when
I dream of being in the ".Fayetteville
Observer" office, setting the type for a
paragraph about a matter in the 2d school
district iu Chatham county, of which I
never heard, how can it be accounted for.
Perhaps, after all, our night dreams are
not more strange than our day dreams,
and perhaps no greater proportion of them
fail to be verified. n.
The Cotton Crop.
The N. Y. Financial Chronicle makes
the following estimate of the cotton crop.
For the year 1880-81 : North Carolina
460,000 ; South Carolina 625,000 ; Georgia
978,000; Florida 60,000; Alabama 750,
000; Mississippi 1,015,000 ; Louisiana
529,000 ; Texas 1,040,000 ; Arkansas 705,
000; Tennessee 392,000; others 55,000.
There has been an increased acreage
that is, more cotton planted in all of the
States, except, perhaps, Arkansas. The
average increased acreage is near five per
cent. This would add about five per cent,
to the cotton crop of last year. But then
the condition of the crop as compared
with last year is worse. It is not so good
a crop, according to tbe Chornicle, by
about 14 per cent. The result of these
computations, according to the Chronicle,
gives a total falling off in the whole crop
of 9 per cent., making it 5,998,000 bales.
The estimate of the Agricultural Depart
ment makes it about 5,750,000.
The Chronicle says: "During Wednes
day and Thursday prices were advancing.
The receipts at the ports and at the princi
pal Ulterior towns of the South were not
only smaller than for the corresponding
dates of last year, but fell below last week;
and Liverpool was dearer. There was a
considerable demand to cover contracts.
The bulls asserted that much of the new
crop, while grading high, is deficient in
length and strength of 'staple' or fibre,
and that consequently its better quality is
more apparent than real. Still, there was
very little buying for the rise, and the close
on Thursday evening was at prices con
siderably below the best figures ot the
morning. Friday the market was variable,
closing, however, firmer. Cotton on the
spot has beem more active."
The receipts from the plantations laBt
week were 211,467 bales; last year they
were 267,211. The total receipts from the
plantations since September 1, 1881, are
1,123,014 bales; in 1880 they were 1,207,
288, and in 1879 1,065,214.
Tbe total amount of American cotton in
sight is 1,609,315 bales; last year at tame
date it was 1,361,949 bales.
The price ot middling uplands at Liver
pool on last Friday was 68d. ; in 1880 it
was 6fd; in 1879 6Jd.
1 he Complaint about Sand Packed Cotton.
From Bradstrect's N. Y. Circular.
The Secretary of the Oldham (England)
Cotton Spinners Association has written
a letter to Col. A. D. Shaw, United
States Consul at Manchester, declaring
that thousands of tons of saud are paid
for by tbe Oldham spinners as cotton, in
consequence of fraudulent packing. Word
to this effect was received by cable a few
days since. At first reading it seems to
be a serious charge, and one which should
receive prompt attention. On further ex
amination, however, it will be found that
the complaint is in reality of little impor
tance, and that it is, in fact, unjust and
untrue. The wording of the complaint is
that cotton is "fraudulently" sand packed.
If it were so furnished, the buyer, whether
in Europe or this country, is already fully
protected. By the rules of the Liverpool
and of the American Cotton Exchanges,
under which all cotton is sold, the buyer
has an immediate remedy at hands of the
seller, who is bound to take back and re
pay for all such cotton. It therefore can
not be for "f raudulently packed" cotton
that the complaint is made, but rat her on
account of "sandy cotton." It is no
doubt true that at times spinners buy and
pay for sand as cotton, as some years, es
pecially in very dry seasons, a good deal
of sand gets blown into and is baled up
with cotton, but its presence is plainly
seen in the samples by which the cotton
is sold, and always causes cotton to be
sold cheaper than would have been the
case if it had been clean. The allowance,
or reduction in price varies according to
amount, of sand from c. to 2c. or 3c. per
pound. Last year's crop, however, was
not a sandy crop. In consequence of wet
and stormy weather during the picking
season, it did includo a considerable
quantity of low, stained, sticky, trashy
cotton. This was. caused by the open
cotton being blown out ot the bolls to the
ground. Dirt clung to it, of course, and
being picked from the ground it remained
mixed with the cotton. Its presence,
however, was clearly shown in the grade
and samples, and still more clearly in the
prices paid. Some ot this cotton was
Bold as low as 3c. per pound, and at 5a7c.
per pound large quantities were sold.
This, at the same time that clean cottons
were bringing 10al2c. per pound. The
sellers or producers of this low grade of
cotton cannot be blamed for damage
done ; on tbe contrary they call for sym
pathy. The buyers on the contrary,
knew they were buying an inferior grade
because it was cheap.
tSlfT The Boston Journal compares
quotations from the market reports of
Sept. 20, 1880, with corresponding reports
of the same date this year. The result
ascertained is that wheat has advanced
in Drice from $1 09 to ftl 56 ner hnshpl-
mess pork from $16 to $20 per barrel;
oeans an important item in the lioston
market) from $1 90 to $3 40 ner hnshM
apples from $125 to $3 50 per barrel :
wnue outier, cneese, oeet and sugar nave
advanced little, if any. The general
iamression one crets from th rpnnn ;
that; the .'cost of housekeeping is now
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very uiuuu greater kuau it was last year.
And yet the wages of clerks, book keep
ers and mechanics reman the same. '
N. C. NEWS.
The Synod ot North Carolina , meets
at Salisbury on the 2d of Nov.
Pocket Picked.- Mr. Julian S. Carr,
of Durham, N. C, had his pocket picked
on Wednesday on the Yorktown centen
nial grounds, tbe pocket picker relieving
him of $600 in cash and a fine gold
The Treasury Department has for
warded the money to pay off the employees
on the Western North Carolina Railroad.
Information is received of early work
on tbe seaboard ana rtaieign uaiiroaa,
from Haleigh to Tarboro.
All the Btock of the railroad to be built
from Suffolk, Va., to Goldsboro, N. C,
has been taken, and work will soon be
commenced. This road will pass through
Gatesville, Winston, , Williamston and
Accidently Shot. Willie Crawford, a
youth 19 years old, son of Mr. W. It.
Crawtord, the well-known butcher, met
with a serious accident yesterday, tie
was hunting near Asbury, and in getting
n 1.1 1
over a tence, nis gun was aiscuargeu,
the load lodging in his ankle, breaking
and carrying off the large bone. It is
feared that his leg will have to be ampu
tated, There U some negotiation In progress
looking to the sale of the State's interest
in the Cape Fear and ladkm Valley Kail
road to a New York party of capitalists,
who propose to build a direct Itne frotn
Wilmington to Cincinnati, President
ftrav. it is stated, will recommend the ac
ceptance of the proposition, if the proper
guarantees are offered, and Governor Jar
vis ia reported as being favorably inclined.
liut to command the support oi tnese gen
tlemen the proposition must be one calcu
lated to complete the work at an early
day, and amply protecting the interest of
the people of North Carolina.. At present
no tironosiiion has been made, but it is
understood that President Gray has had
some communication witn tne parties,
Wilson Advance: On Tuesday, the
11th inst., Col. Beemou of Greene, in
company with his family, left home early
in the morning for Wilson, and did not
get back until some time in the night.
The next day he discovered that his house
had been entered and robbed of a large
sum of money, the amount being esti
mated in the neighborhood of $1,500,
Raleigh Recorder: Dr." Yates weighs
232 pounds. Rev. W. B. Harrell has
accepted a call to Monroe. Rev. G. W.
Coppege of the Tar River Association,
recently baptized 73 persons at Samaria,
30 of them young men. At a recent
meeting of the Tar River Association, we
saw a number of farmers quietly count
out aud give to the cause of Christ one
hundred dollars each, as cheerfully and as
gladly as we ever saw men give money.
They not only gave as a duty, but they
found pleasure in giving.
Mail Matters. Postmaster Brink in
forms us that, commencing on Monday,
the 24th inst., a pouch of mail will be
made up at the Wilmington office and dis
patched by the Carolina Central Railroad,
on their night train, oontainlng mail for
Fayetteville and all offices between Ham
let and Raleigh. This mail is extra and
additional to the regular morning mail on
that line. Wilmington Star.
The First Mormon Marriage. The
first "celestial marriage" occurred by
stealth, on the banks of the Mississippi
river, near Nauvoo, III. Joseph Smith
"sealed" to James Noble a second wife.
Noble's first wife soon died of a broken
heart, and the seoond wife went insane
and also died. When Smith married
iMooie ine latter also married ornitn to a
sec.md wife. The first Mrs. Smith clung
to tbe prophet until a mob killed him, and
then married a Gentile, and at last ac
counts was still living at Nauvoo. San
eastern ijrops. eastern uarolina is
fortunate in having bountitul crops this
mi r .
year, ine county ot uurriluck will raise
enough corn to supply tbe State. Her
immense cum fields look like prairies in
their vastnesi and gladden the eyes of
those accustomed to look upon the drought
scourged oelds ot middle Carolina, Cot
ton is also above the average. Nearly all
of it is now open, and, but for the scarcity
ot pickers, would have been gathered.
Tbe Jacobs of the West will be welcomed
to this Egypt of Carolina, but when they
come we advice them to carry their
sacks well filled with the "wherewith,"
as they will find no Josephs there to meet
Concord Sun : Maj. .Dennison is erect
ing a cotton seed oil mill on his property
in Newbern aud will shortly have it ready
for work. We are glad to note this enter
prise and hope it will prove so successful
as to encourage other men of means to put
up mills. If the picture of cotton seed is
not overdrawn, it is a valuable seed and
we can hereafter turn to good account an
article that has been considered of value
only aa feed for cows and for compost
Wadesboro Times: Mr. T. A. White
tells us of a curiosity in the shape of a pea
now growing upon Mr. Geo. Allen's place.
It has two forks, upon one of which he
found the black pea, and on the other the
Concord Sun : Last Saturday evening
as Mr. John Gourley, a young lawyer of
this place, was going to the country on a
wagon, some accident happened to throw
him off. His fall was violent and resulted
in the breaking of one of his legs, close to
the thigh. He is lvincr at the house of a.
friend in the country .and, is doing as well
as coma oe expected.
In North Carolina sixteen crona of cot
ton have been . urodnced since thn wnr
The three last crops exceed any before
ine war. sixteen vears nrecedmor the
war, the average was three million bales
yearly. Since the war, the average for
the same number of yeais has been three
and nine-tenths millions. The last croD
will so over 6.000.000 bales, and the av.
age weight per bale last year, up to the
present time, is 490 pounds.
Distressing Accident. On last Wed
nesday evening, the 19th, at Wadesboro
depot, Archie D. McDonald, son of E. A.
McDonald, of Rockinsrham. in the effort
to get aboard tbe cars while moving, fell
with his left arm across the track, one of
the wheels Dassiner over it and crnfthincr it.
so badly that it had to be amputated just
oeiow me snouiaer. ur, Asne. as we learn.
penormed ine operation on Thursday
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"Fee Dee Dee.
Seventy-five immigrants from the West
have just arrived in Hillsborough county,
Florida. They traveled all the way from
the West by private conveyance.
Notes about the Yorktown Celebration.
We saw something of Mr. Bavard, who
is somewhat different from what we had
pictured him. He is far from austere, or
even grave; usually be was smiling wnen
not laughing, and he bore himself with a
freedom and hoyden ease which we' had
thought at variance with his character. .
Hancock, too, was much less severe in
his deportment than might have been ex
pected. He is evidently very amiable, full
of good nature and jollity, and combines
a manly courtesy with frankness in a
high'degree. H6 is rather more a politi
cian tnan we bad thought, and. lice
Bayard, has the presidential B still in his
Blaine is a magnificent specimen of a
man, witn a lordly carriage, and be al
ways inspired the crowd with enthusiasm.
Indeed, the immense . crowd of people
wherever they congregated, seemed to
be Hancock and Blaine men throughout.
These alone seemed particular favorites,
and they were cheered lustily on all oc
casions. The President had curtailed his whis
kers which have been given such promi
nence in the cartoons and pictures of him.
He has a more pleasing appearance than
when he wore them long.' He looks quite
young, and did not appear to feel himself
the President quite yet. He is possibly a
man of culture, but his face and features
do not indicate either study, thought or
considerable intellectual capacity. We
hazard but little, however, in saying that
he has will aud determination. He has a
fine person, and makes an agreeable im
pression. His short speech of welcome, of
a dozen sentences, he had attempted to
commit to memory, but had imperfectly
succeeded. When speaking he would get
the wrong sentenoe first, aud would stop,
go back to the one he had omitted and
then proceed in good order just as a school
boy often does. Doubtless he was unused
to public speaking, and the novelty of his
situation, surrounded by ten thousand
Eeople, on such a grand occasion, em
The happiest man we saw was the
French Minister Outrey. The French
guests had been displeased at being trans
ported on the same vessel with the Ger
mans, and they had stopped at Old Point
and taken one of their own steamers in
consequence. They made much clamor at
the incident, and Mr Blaine, failing to ap
pease them, could only end the matter by
requesting them to put their complaint in
writing, to be made the subject of diplo
matic correspondence. That stopped the
unpleasantness. When the addresses were
being delivered, the French sat to the
right of the President and Baron Steuben
and the Germans on the left.
At every compliment, and there were
many paid to the French, Outrey would
almost go off into ecstacy. He was tbe
most delighted mortal our.eyes ever rested
on, and kept himself bowing all the while,
at every mention of hia countrymen. He
is a little chunky man, built, somewhat
like Napoleon Bonaparte, and was all cov
ered with decorations and ornaments.
When he came to reply, in his broken
English, the crowd made the welkin ring
with their cheers, and he almost expired
Then Baron Steuben spoke his speech
in Holstein Dutch, which not a dozen
comprehended, but which was interrupted
by frequent bursts of applause by the ten
thousand who were present. We hope
they did not applaud every time at the
wrong plaoe. He has the appearance of a
clean snaven uutch hussar a man ac
customed to a rugged life, but feeling him
self to be every inch a man. Space for
bids a description of other notables as they
appeared to us.
Gov. Vinthrp's address was classical
and will take rank with the finest of Amer
ican productions. If we are correct, he
became obnoxious in Massachusetts for his
sympathy with the South during the war.
He ranks with Choate, Webster and 6uch
great men of the past who were his asso
James Banvn Hope, of Norfolk, de
hvered the ode, and did it 'admirably,
having committed it throughly to memory,
notwithstanding its great length, All
were pleased with it.
On the day before, at the laying of the
corner stone, Past Grand Master Grain
ger, of Goldsboro, was one of those offi
ciating Masons. We also saw Donald
Our military display was excellent.
Our troops compared favorably with their
oreinren in arms trom other States, and
the completeness of their arrangement, we
learn, drew commendations upon the
efficiency of Adjutant General Johnstone
The State band was second to but few
on the ground, : and tbe North Carolina
boys were a credit to the State and
made us feel still prouder of North Caro
lina. The grand review was a notable feature
of the occasion, there being cavalry, light
artillery, seamen and marines as well as
infantry ir the column. The premium for
the best drilled troops was, perhaps, prop
erly awarded to New Jersey, but the Con
necticut line presented an equally fine
appearance. There were some 10,000
troops on the ground, 15,000 or 20,000
civilians, and there were in the harbor
several thousand seamen and men con
nected with the vessels. There were per
haps 35,000 people present. There was
much dust and the suu was generally hot,
but the weather and surroundings were
as good as could have been expected. On
the whole we consider the celebration a
fair success. Nearly everybody we saw
were moderately pleased, and those who
were disappointed perhaps owe their dis
appointment to themselves.
Among others present was Mrs. Stone
wall Jackson and Miss Julia Jackson, who
received many expressions of regard.
Said Dr. Stone, of Rhode Island, "Our
people think a great deal of Stonewall
Jackson." Outrey, the French minister,
said to Mrs. Jackson in broken English,
laying his hand on his heart as he spoke,
"Ah, Madame, I wish I could speak Eng
lish to tell you how grateful the French
people are to Stonewall Jackson."
Gen. Hancock took her hand between
his, and with courtliness ppoke touchingly
of Gen. Jackson, and seated her by his
side during' the entertainment at the re
ception. Others addressed her touch
ingly relative to her great husband, and
tears came to some eyes while paying her
As Yorktown a century ago secured us
independence and led to the establishment
of our Union, so Yorktown to-day is an
earnest that the Union hereafter will be a
Union of hearts . as well as of States.
"The History of the ! American
Episcopal Church" is to be written and
published in Boston. Dr John Fulton is
to prepare "The Church in the Confederate
States." Some special subject will be treat
ed by Bishop Lyman of North' Carolina.
. Cotton Crop Report.
New Orleans,? October 22. Dis
patches to the Democrat from all portions
of the country show the condition ."of the
crop to date to be as. follows: . j
Alabama The weather is good, .cool
arid dry, and picking is progressing rapid
ly will be over by the middle of Novem
ber. The yieldis much better than
was anticipated and will come within
ten per cent, of last year's crop. The
staple will be much better. About three
fourths of the. crop has already been gath
ered. ' .i. -s. i iiJ; i .. J
Georgia The crop prospects haye imJ
proved greatly during the past few weeks,
and it is now believed the crop will be as
great as lat year's. , Two-thirds of the
crop is gathered. Cotton is being marketed
slowly. . , ' , : .. LJ, .;;-,-:
Louisiana Rains have fallen during
the past week, which will injure the cot
ton considerably in the field. The weather
has been cool and there have been several
frosts. The farmers are backward in pre
paring the staple, very little of which has
been marketed. It is estimated that
three fourths of the crop has been gathered.
If tbe present bad weather continues the
crop will be greatly injured. : ; '; ; .
Mississippi Rains have fallen through
out the State, doing, however, very little
damage to cotton. Some damage has
been done by worms. Eighty per cent,
of the crop has been picked. - The yield
will be about 75 per cent, of the crop of
Tennessee Seventy per cent, of the
crop has been gathered. The yield as it
is now estimated will be 40 per cent, less
than that of last year. The season still
continues favorable for picking, which will
be finished at a ranch earlier date than
Important to Executors, &c.
The laws of North Carolina require
every executor and administrator to 4taks
and subscribe an oath or, affirmation, be
fore the Judge oi Probate, that he will
faithfully and honestly discharge the
duties of his trust,' (See Battle's Revisal,
chap. 45, sec. 15,) and among these duties
that every executor and admit.istrator
Swears to discharge is, that he must 'noti
fy all persons having claims against the
decedent to exhibit the same to such execu
tor or administrator at or before a day to
be named in such notice,' (See Battle's
Revisal, chap. 45, sec. 45,) and by an act
of the last Legislature this notice must be
published in a newspaper of the county, if
there be any. So that every . executor or
administrator who fails to publish this
notice, as required by law, violates his
oath. We call attention to this matter in
order that executors and administrators
may know the law and not ignorantly
violate their oaths.
Not only' do exeoutors and administra
tors violate their oaths if they neglect to
publish the notice to creditors, as required.
by law, but they .also render themselves
pecuniarily liable. If an executor or ad-r
ministrator is sued on a claim, even when
many years have elapsed since his quali
fication, he cannot have the benefit of the
statute of limitations unless he is able to
prove that he has published this notice as
the law requires. This very point was
decided at the last term of our Supreme
Court. In reading the last volume of our
State Supreme Court Reports (just issued)
we find the case of Cox vs. Cox,, from
Randolph county, where .the . Court ex
pressly says, 'For an executor or adminis
trator to make out . his defence of the
statute of limitations he must show that
he has advertised as -required by law.'
If, therefore, executors and administrators
wish to protect themselves from pecuniary
loss, as well as to disch.arrre their sworn
duty, they should advertise according to
Postal Money Orders Uncalled For.
Very few persons are aware ol the im
mense sum ot money that is now in the
lreasury, credited to the Postmaster
General, in the shape of the accumula
lions from money-orders unpaid from nil
the postoffiurs of the United States, since
the pOftal money-order system was begun
in the year 1863. The total amounts to
$1,750,000, of which nearly one-half was
accumulated in the New York posioffiee
trom orders made payable in Washington.
With a little reflection the intelligent mind
can readily understand how it has been
that so much money tent on postal money-
orders was never called for and therefore
never reached its destination. The causes
are various removals from one city or
place to another, misdirections, deaths,
ignorance on the part of the sender in fail
ing to send the order on which the money
is to be drawn, etc. Whenever it is
possible to do so, the money is sent to the
owners by the authorities, who make every
endeavor to discover their addresses; but,
as may well be imagined, this cannot
always be successfully accomplished. The
result has been the accumulation of $1,750,
000, averaging about $100,000 per year
since the money-order system went into
operatiou. What will be done with it?
Application will be made to the proper officers
of the Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio Railroad Com
pany, in North Carolina for the re-issue of cer
tificate No. 45, for four (4) shares of the capital
stock of said company, which has been lost or
mislaid. W. C. KERR
Oct. 21, 1881. 2m
Application will be made to the proper officers
of the Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio railroad Com
pany, in Norlh Carolina, for the re-issue of cer
tificate No. 378, for six (6) shares of the capital
stock of said company, which has been iost or
mislaid. E. NYE HUTCIIISON.
Oct 21, 1881. : 2m
GREAT SALE OF DRY GOODS,
READY MADE CLOTHING,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Trunks,
Carpets, Gents' Furnishing Goods, &c, regard
less of cost, to close business by January 1, 1882.
Having concluded to return to the Eastern
part of the Stale, and to avoid packing and ship
ping our goods, we have resolved to give the
public the benefit to purchase our entire stock at
prices never before know in Charlotte.
Our goods are all new and Desirable, having
bought a complete new stock this season. Don't
fail to call early and secure the
as this is positively a boca fide Closing Out Sale.
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Three new Sliver Plated Mansard Show Cases,
One No. 7 Mosle.'a Fire Proof . Safe, Oue Hand
some Mirror, Five Iron Stools and Four Folding
Awnings, for sale cheap.
' H, MORRIS & BROS.'
Oct. 21, 1881. '
TORRENCE & BAILEY, "j
College Street t Charlotte, N. C,
Handle Grain, Flour. Bran, &cv Cotton stored
and sold. , ..
Oct. 7, 1881. : : 6m. . -
IN CHARLOTTE: ON
i. i Friday. November 4; nfn: is -oU
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And 12 ,000 people, coming to see them.
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tfnDlTUJlIlft. Annrn to
17th Annual Tour
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' Of .the greatest
Alway 8 under one management never obliged to "combine," or change ownership- positively
represents a greater cash investment, originates; owns and exhibits more novelties,, has more and
better performers, more rare animals, more of every thing in the world of show than: any and. all
other exhibitions, single or combined, and now. as in the past, is the V.'.
Largest Tented Exhibition in the World. 11 - 1
' -. " : . j":Will exhibit, afternoon and evening at i ': ;
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, , CHARLOTTE
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Everything fresh for this season. Millions expended for a single holiday ; .the . new i world's
;;hf;wiU b;:i: tiJii wonder, '
OA TTno-o TA-tf
t-? And the
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Mammoth Menagerie, Trained Wild Beast Show; and World's Tfair Gathering orEarthVXiviug
wonders. Just added , , . . . . . i s ' : : ;
22 Trained Reason-Gifted Stallions, V I ;!f. vi . Z .
Trick Horses and Ponies. 'All Europe swept of its attractions. . Engagement there, first appear
ance here of the Old World's latest surprising sensation, the great .
SELBINI & VILLION TROUPE
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They Turn Somersaults from Shoulder to Shoulder, Stand Each upon the Others' Head, 3 Rest
ing on the Wheelman, and 2, 3 and 4 Form Pyramids, and Engage in Juggling and all manner of
Surprising Acts. All done upon Bicycles dashing around the Ring at a 20-Mile Speed.
The World Amazed, at the miraculous feats of these recVess Joi 1 J-
Riders of the Rubber-Hoofed Steed. r
ZUILA, the female Blondio, at each exhibition, '
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' Wheeling her Ddby across a f
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Riding a Velocipede, and crossing blindfolded
Blown from a Canron.
All Europe's Greatest Riders in the Circus in 2 Rings.
Performing Lions, Tigers, and other animals.
of Rare Animals and Birds. : .
Every forenoon ol exhibition day, the
ODEA TEST, GRANDEST PA QEANT
Ever beheld upon the streets of an American
Illustrating her departure from Delhi. , ."'How produced for the first time In America. - $200,000 ex
pended for this marvelous, moving panorama of beauty;' wealth and grandeur, in addition to the. , ;, .
. GRAND DRESS PARADE 1
And review of all the resources nf the Great Forepaugh Show, 'making the longest,' largest, most
lavisn Bgeclacular street pageant ever made Dy
children half price. Exhibitions aXrexnoou and evening at usual hours. Arenic Chairs Prome
nade Concerts one hour before commencing, by the two great Bands. M " t'.J - " t .
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QT Special rednced excursion rateabn all Railway. cciiB "i'dhmil -iot'iS' -'! -J. !S-J
1 ' h-) L '-ADAM; POREPAUGH, Propnetor.--;
Oct 28, 1881.
NOVEMBER 4th. 1881.
Elephants i .
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of all, the Great ''
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vm i n cr -Cloned Vita I' 4
only , Colossal
in 2 Rings.
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DnilKIll-f rrnn'rt T V
Great Forepaugh Show.
Inch Wire, 100 Feet in Mid-Air
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the same high wire. LOYAL, the Man-Meteor,.
GIRAFFES,, j jZ xoryi,y.
Bible Behemoth, Unicorn, Sea Lions, a Wilderness
a ' . '
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city ; 'the beautiful Oriental Romance of
any show In the Universe. Admission as usu&i
1 '-:--X K.-ISri'S