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Home and Democrat
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Correspondence of tne Home and Dpmocprat.
New York, Nov. 14, 1881.
Editor Home and Democrat: It would
seem to me impossible that any one can
attend the preaching of such a minister as
the Rev. Dr. Potter of Grace Church,
without benefit to hi spirtiJLaid jfven
his temporal wilfare. Yesterday morn
ing, for instance, on the incident recorded
in the 6th chapter of the 2d Book of
Kings, of the Lord opening the eyes of
the servant of the Prophet Ehsha, that he
might see that "the mountain was full of
horses and chariots of fire," for the protec
tion of the Prophet against his pursuing
enemies, the Doctor referred to a discus
sion id which he had participated at a
social gathering a few evenings previous,
in which the apparent declension of god
liness, as evidenced by the prevalence of
crime and the non-observance of the Sab
bath, and he went on to cite the words of
his text and the preservation of Daniel
from the lions by the good angels of God,
(which incident had formed part of the
morning Lessons,) and deduced from
them the comforting conclusion that the
horses and chariots of lire surround us all,
in the shape of friends, living and dead,
who, unseen by us, are invoking and se
curing God's guidance and protection for
us. This is certainly an encouraging
thought. In the midst of the troubles
and trials which beset even the most pros
perous and the most happy and how
much more the poor and unfortunate who
find nnsuccess attend their labors and
struggles it is surely worthy well to re
member that "the horses and chariots of
fire" are around us, and that "they that
be with us are more than they that be
with" our losses and trials. For one, I
could not but be encouraged by, the
thought, to "take courage and go for
ward." Perhaps those unseen forces may
lead even me safely through the remainder
of the journey.
I think there must have been some hun
dreds of people in the vestibule of the
church at the commencement of the ser
vice, waiting till the very polite sexton
and his two assistants could show them
to seats not occupied by the owners of
pews. Since the time when the Rev. Mr.
Courtney, late assistant minister at St.
Thomas', attracted such crowds, I have
not been at any church which is equally
thronged with visitors as is Grace. And
very many of the visitors appear to be,
like myself, residents of the city, proba
bly unable, also like myself, to afford the
considerable expense of hiring a pew. It
1s not, perhaps, exactly fair to occupy a
seat Sunday after Sunday without con
tributing more than the trifle at the
rather rare collections; but there is so
much of courtesy in the manner of those
who seat the outsiders that it is not hard
to reconcile ones self to it.
The speculation in Confederate Bonds
seems to have collapsed, and I doubt if a
purchaser could now be found at any
price. I was fortunate chough to get rid
of mine at nearly the highest, price ; but
what of the purchaser? If I had an idea
of who he io, I might ieel sorry for him.
Mr. Jennings, the London correspondent
of the World, writes that there is no
known Confederate fund in the Bank of
England or elsewhere, and that the whole
thing was a humbug. Its projectors pro
bably made money by it, as 6ome of us
who were not its projectors have also been
fortunate to do; but some others have
The World's correspondent at the At
lanta Exposition makes a very absurd
statement, viz: that the direct sale of cot
ton by the planter to the manufacturer
can be .made at 5$ cents a pound more
than when made through a commission
merchant. lie said that Buch a sale was
made there. Possibly ; for some special
reason or some whim, such a transaction
may have taken place'; .- but it is ridicu
lous to assert that it can be done as a gen
eral thing. After having made this
statement, however, he goes on to at
tribute much of the h cents to a much
more sensible cause, to-wit, careful hand
ling, by which the staple was preserved
and the sand and trash kept out.
For the second time only in the judicial
annals of . this city, has a colored "man
and brother" been empannelled as a juror
in a Court of record. His name is Robt.
R. Green, and he keeps a . laundry in
Eighth Avenue. If one might credit the
hypocritical fanatics we should expect
that they would have none but darkeys
to try their cases. But it is only in the
South that they desire to elevate ignor
ance, and there only to humiliate the old
masters, who became masters by buying
Africans from yankees.
An Almanao for 1882, instead of the
weather predictions that every Almanac
buyer at the South considers himself en
titled to, says that "Lawyer, especially
in the divorce courts, will have much
business. Taxation will press very
heavily on the people. There will be
much violence in the States and some
great man will meet with a violent death
or suffer degradation," QjfaU these pre
dictions, only that about taxation ,an af
fect you at the South. You have , no di
vorce courts, and therefore your lawyers
need not expect "much business." ' You
have no "great man,'! in the yankee sense
of greatoess, an office-holder, so, none such
among you may fear - assassination or de
gradation. The only wonder is that the
astrologer limited "hi inTel Ho the degrada
tion of .one man, .'When. therc,aW., many
that ought to: W degraded. s ,
The utter ignorance of Northern writers
and speakers as to the South and its hab-j
its and feelings and interests, is constantly
manifesting titseif, even at this .so-called
era oi reconciiiaiiQBBuuiujiivy.e. Hw.
article printed conspicuously in.bf
paragraph selected almost at random
"Looking upon the results of slavery, we are
obliged to pronounce the system a curae to any
land where it is tolerated, which, if continued
through ages, must blight the fortunes ana lives
of both master and slave. The benefits resulting
frm the system as it existed in America, was lar
more to the interest and progress of the slave than
to the slaveholder; for wh le, notwithstanding
his muster's efforts to the contrary, the former
a. nmtimuLllv receiving imoreaaiona which.4
slowly b nrely prepared him for future citizen
ship in i -ca, the slaveholder wag in a corres
ponding " : being injured financially, physi
cally, menially, and morally."
And again :
"It is not strange if through association the
minds of the slaveholders, in the majority of cages,
became unconsciously warped, so that they were
led to regard evil lightly, and in time became
almost unable to distinguish it -from good, or if
they did perceive the good, they were not possess
ed of sufficient decision of character to abstain
from wrong and cleave to the right ; nor is it
improbable that the moral injury resulting to the
slave was in a measure the reflex influence result
ing from ; the growing degradation of the mas
ter." "In a country where labor was
without dignity, and where social and political
superiority was based neither upon intellectual
nor moral excellence, the possession of property
implied possession of power and in the hands of
ignorant, unthinking men the possession of power
generally implies the abuse of power, which
ceases to be a means of raising humanity from
earth to heaven, but becomes merely an agent
that shall minister to the gratification of the low
This is a case of "the blind leading the
blind." All of you who know about the
South, know that "financially, physically,
mentally and morally," the slaveholding
States was superior to the non-slave-holding.
Financially, else how could the
South have become so rich as to be able
to live without work, as they say it did.
Physically, as it abundantly showed in
the late war, in which, for four long
years, its six millions of white people
withstood five times as many Northern
people with the whole world from which
to fill up their depleted ranks. Mentally,
for how else could Southern statesmen
have shaped the policy of the country for
four-fifths of the time between the forma
tion of the government and the breaking
out of the civil war ? Morally, for proof
of which let the criminal records of the
two sections testify, not the "I am holier
than thou" of the hypocritical Boston
writer, who himself seems unable to dis
tinguish good from evil, and who slanders
the South by asserting that "labor is
without dignity, and social and political
superiority based neither upon intel
lectual nor moral excellence." Look at
home, oh Boston man ! II.
A Very Sad Death.
Greensboro Tribune, Nov. 11.
It is with regret that we.have to chron
icle the suicide of Mrs. Gregory, wife of
our esteemed fellow citizen, George II.
Gregory, Esq. From statements made to
us we are enabled to give the following
facts: Mrs. Gregory has been in feeble
health for a long time, which so disturbed
her mind as to cause it to become partially
impaired, yet in the intervals between the
paroxysms of derangement her mind was
lucid and composed. A few days ago she
again became despondent and consequent
ly her mind became slightly unhinged,
and remained so up to the time ol her
When Mr. Gregory and his household
were engaged in family worship this
morning about 8 o'clock and during the
delivery of prayer, Mrs. Gregory, quietly
left the room, but when ' the other mem
bers of the family arose from their kneel
ing posture around the family altar she
was missed. It wag but a few moments
until she was seen going over to Mt. J.
R. Bulla's, about two hundred yards ' dis
tant. She went directly to the well in
the rear of Mr. Bulla's residence and
made preparations to jump into it; her
husband and a negro boy both saw her
and giving the alarm, they ran to the
well, but before they arrived there she
jumped in and was drowned before any
assistance could be rendered. '
Mrs. Gregory was a kind and affection
ate wife and mother, a kind neighbor, a
devout christian and was held in'the high
est esteem by all who knew her. She
leaves a devoted husband, several chil
dren, and hosts of friends to mourn her
premature death. The youngest of the
children is only a few months old, and
why they should be bereft of their, kind
and loving mother is a' dispensation ol
Jrrovidence which is beyond our compre
"God , moves in a mys-
Frauds in Government Offices.
The following request for information
has been received by us: "Will you please
inform me through your columns if the
frauds in the government offices in Wash
ington, which are being contiuuslly
brought to .light, are not unprecedented
in the history of the republic, and will
they not result disastrously to the Re
publican, party ?'.'... The frauds now . being
discovered in the government offices are
by no means unprecedented. . Ou the
contrary, it would hardly bje saying more
than the facts warrant to call them char
acteristic of Republican administrations.
The whisky frauds, the Belknap busi
ness, the Black Friday business, the
frauds of the Indian rings, and a great
many other disreputable developments
were a part, and we grieve to say, a large,
almost an overshadowing part of Grant'
administration. But there was a splendid
un$crupuloueness about Grant, an insensi
bility to shame so dense that it excited
wonder since it was not a quality to com
mand admiration. The perpetrators of
unquestionable acts of all kinds were his
preferred. companions, and they basked in
the comfortable warmth of his protection.
His successor was more secretive and
more hypocritical. When a subordinate
discovered fraud and galled his attention
to it, he was told to put his information
in his pocket, as it might injure the party,
if it got out. The frauds now being un
earthed . are those that . were carefully
covered up during the , Hayes adminitra
tion. As to . the second question of our
correspondent, , there can, ot course j be
but one apswgr in the long run., , Honesty
is the best policy, and evil shall not pros
per. It can only succeed temporarily, Jby
debauching public aentimenX to. its; own,
level, as it has done to a considerable e$ -tent
in the pant. But there are signs of
reaction made necessary by . the .abuses
tht: have. .been so lont? continued, and
when Jtidoes come the Republican., party
m.ast go to tb wall. -JJoslon losL , ;
. t vm . ;. . . ..
Gen. Sherman recommends an increase
in the army to 26,660 men. It now con
tains only about 22,000.
Gne thousand acres of land have been
purchased; in ffenderson county for, a
Fire At LifitBEBTOX The steam saw
mill ol Mr. R. R. Taylor, at Lumber
ton, N. C.7"was' entirely consumed by
fire last week, together with a good deal
of timber and lumber.
Mr. John W. MaDonald, who " resides
on Cartledg's Creek, f Some 7 or 8 miles
North ot this place, was kicked by a
laorse, last Sunday, and bustained a com
pound fracture ot the left ' leg. Spirit of
the boutlu, . . r . : .
Mr. O. J. Spears, deputy collector, yes
terday telegraphed Col. L. J. Young of
the seizure of Tatum's tobacco factory, to
gether with a considerable amount of to
bacco. The seizure' was made at the in
stance of O. J. Spears by Revenue Agents
Brooks and Harrison. -ifafeiA Obser
ver. '' '' . '
The fourth Quarterly Conference of
Wilson Circuit will be held uext Satur
day and Sunday at Pleasant Grove church.
Rev. J. E. Mann, Presiding Elder will be
present and conduct the services both
days. Large crowds will doubtless be in
attendance, Wilson Advance.
We regret to learn that the law office of
Mr. A. It. Wortharo, ol Henderson, was
entered last week, while this geutleman
was attendiug Franklin Court, and a good
amount of money taken. On the same
floor of this office, two other rooms were
entered and money taken from one ol
them. tree Lance.
Mr. W. A. Weddin, of Asheville, has
sent Dr. Black nail a twenty-two pound
cabbage, which is now on exhibition at the
Yarborough. It is the largest we have
ever seen, - and . the question naturally
arises why should North Carolina send
north for cabbages, when such splendid
specimens can be raised at home. Italeigh
Observer. . . u
Homicide. On ' Wednesday, Novem
ber 2d, a difficulty occured in Flea
Hill Township between a colored young
man by the name of Joshua McDanieland
Lai Faircloth, a white man, which result
ed in McDaniel's receiving a severe cut in
the abdomen from the effects of which he
died. Faircloth was arrested and com
mitted to the jail in this place. Fayettt
Mr, J. E. Tharp, of Eagle Mills, Iredell
county, writes to the Winston Republican
that his grandmother Elliott, who is still
living, has raised 11. children, has 68
grand children, 60 great-grand children
and one great-great-grand child. She is
92 years old, and has two great-grand chil
dren that have two grandmothers and
Agcipbjtt. Friday of last week, a
white youth of the name of Morris got one
of his legs entangled in the machinery of
Barringer's cotton gin in this place, and
very narrowly escaped the loss of the limb.
As it was, it was a good deal mangled.
Dr. Hill dressed the wound. As if there
were no more hands to be wcrked on, the
gins have gone to, work on people's legs.
If a cotton gin could reach out like an ele
phant and rake people in, we could have a
good deal more sympathy for those who
are lacerated by them, but we have no
ticed that except where an attack is invit
ed they never chew anybody up. Land
mark. Our New-Berne neighbors are in a
"muss" over a subscription by the Cor
poration of $30,000 in municipal bonds to
the "Midland Road," upon condition of lo
cating the Company Shops in "old
Athens." Some, say they must. Some
say they shan't. And some swear. Keep
'cool and heads steady, boys.
It is said that all the stock of the Golds
boro and Suffolk, Va., Railroad has been
taken and that work on it will soon com
mence. This road will pass through Gates
ville,vWindsor, Williamston and Green
ville and will traverse one of the most
productive sections of the State. Verily
we are getting into the world. Washing
Railroad Accidext. When the Wes
tern bound freight was about 4 miles
above Morrisville, Saturday morning there
-was some .accident which caused a general
smash up Several cars were thrown at
right angles across the track, and they
were almost completely demolished.
There was no loss of life, and only one
person injured, which was one of the
brakesmen, a colored man, who was thrown
from the top of one of the cars upon
his head. Falling upon his head saved
The cause of the accident is not known,
but it is supposed that it was caused
by a loose rail or defective axle. Durham
Milton .Chronicle: Having secured a
railroad and telegraph line for this town,
we have a good mind to agitate the re
building of the cotton factory. We had
a splendid factory here years ago (which
was burnt to the ground to get the insur
ance) and it gave steady employment to
a .large number of worthy poor people.
-Brethren ! We are growing old, care
worn, and not the handsomest man you
ever saw, perhaps our sands of life, like
the lamented Judge .Pearson's writs of
habeas corpus, have nearly, played out;
but if you want to know what's the mat
ter with old Aunt Hannah the Printing
Press of North Carolina why so few
prosper and so many collapse stop right
there, and we'll tell you: "First, there
are six papers to one too many all strug
gling to get a support; secondly, to get
up a circulation, bed-blanket papers are
put down at about half-price as an induce
ment to people to subscribe to them, and
in nine cases out of ten it is the main if
not the only inducement or recommenda
tion. Brethren, these are words of sober
ness and truth hrk ye to what we say.
The Oldest Max ix America. In a
proceeding connected with the application
r an estate in England, some affidavits
from Nash county were filed, in the Gov
ernor's pffice yesterday, in whioh it was
stated by highly respectable gentlemen
that .Qne Liberty Dortch," a resident of
Nash county, now of remarkable memory,
with faculties of unimpaired vigorand e'x
oellent "general health, was one Ijuridred
and twenty years of age. ' If there be any
doubting 'Thomases, around let .them in
stitute further inquiry. It is a very inter
esting subject, for it.is questioned whether
any roan lias ever obtained such a .'gre'$t'
age. 'We would "be glad to see the "evi
dence establishing the fact in this case col
lected and pqt in jjermaent' form.--i2aA
eiah Observer, - - ,
Lf . T.l .. ." .'v l .rr';. X
1 d Cmpii, the.Mormou delegate tq
Congress, will not be allowed to take his
seat, tlie Chief Justice of , Utah having -der
cided that his naturalization was a' nullity.
, NEWS ITEMS.
The public debt of Tennessee is $33,000,-
The Tennessee State Baptist convention
is in session.'
The total valuation of property in Ken
tucky for 1881, is $356,475,134.
The city of New Orleans is building up
a large trade with Mexico.
7 Lexington, Ky., is to have the electric
light, at a cost of $2 per light. -
. Chattanooga is out of debt, with a
$30,000 balance in the treasury.
Knoxville, Tenn., has an ax-handle
manufactory in successful operation.
An elm tree in Mercer county, Kentucky,
measures 16 feet in circumference.
The peanut crop of Virginia this year
will only amount to 200,000 bushels.
Nearly 3,000 operatives have struck in
the Staffordshire potteries.
Sugar cane has become one of the stand
ing crops of Union Springs' section of
The number of cattle reported in Texas
for 1881 is 4,464,000 head, valued at
A snow storm, the first of the season,
prevailed in London on Thursday last, the
snow-fall averaging an inch hourly.
Baldwin, defaulting cashier of the Newark
bank, has been bailed in the sum of $100,
000. It is reported that England is nego
tiating for the sale ot Gibraltar tc
In the United States Treasury room
devoted to captured and abandoned pro
perty, there is a large quantity of Confed
Gen. Longstreet has appointed R. R.
Wright, oolored, of Augusta, Chief Deputy
United States Marshal for the Southern,
district of Georgia.
Archbishop Purcell, who has been in
retirement at the Convent of Ursuline, in
Ohio, is growing weaker and his death is
liable to occur at any hour.
In 1870 Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi
and Tennessee employed 5,890 persons
in their cotton
mills; in 1880 they had
A thief entered the pasture of a Mr.
Bratchur, near Grayson, Ky., and killed
an ox weighing 1,500 pounds and made
way with all ot it but the head.
Gov. Colquitt, of Georgia, has sent an
invitation to the U. S. Senate to attend
the Atlanta Exposition in a body. The in
vitation will probably be accepted.
Loxdox, Nov. 12. The Economist says
that Virginia funded bonds have fallen 6
per cent, because of the success of the
Readjuster party at the recent elections.
The London Press Association says
there is reason to believe that the Marquis
of Lome has every intention of returning
to Canada early in 1882.
Dexver, Col., Nov. 11. Mrs. Dins more,
formerly the wife of Guiteau, now living
in Leadville, has been summoned to appear
as a witness at the trial.
Viexxa, Nov. 11. There hav9 been
serious earthquakes at Chios, and the vil
lage is sinking into the earth. The inhabi
tants have fled.
The revenue from whisky alone during
the coming fiscal year will, it is thought,
amount to $150,000,000. It is possible
that Congress may reduce the tax on ac
count of this enormous revenue.
Judge E. St. Julien Cox, of the Minne
sota Supreme Court, is to be impeached for
drunkenness, making a broad larce of jus
tice by going on sprees with criminals who
are to be tried before him. One of Cox's
most flagrant acts was to force the acquit
tal of a handsome and unquestionably guil
ty woman, and afterwards to take board
in her house.
Loxdox, Nov. 10. Advices from Cape
Coast Castle state that the King of
Ashantee has killed 200 young girls for
the purpose of using their blood for mix
ing mortar for the repair of one of the
State buildings. The report of the massa
cre was received from a refugee, who was
to have been one of the victims. Such
wholesale massacres are known to be a
practice with the King.
Senator Vest, ol Missouri, has presented
to the St. Louis Historical Society a paper
which he claims is the original order of
Gen. Robert E. Lee disbanding the Con
federate army of Northern Virginia. Mr.
Vest says the paper was placed in his
hands by "one who was most loyal to the
cause lor which that army fought, and who
accepted in good faith the results of its
Richwoxd, Nov. 11. The Dispatch
(Democrat) concedes Cameron's election
by 5,000 to 6,000 majority, and sum
merizes the legislative result in the State
as follows: Senate Democrats 17; Read
justee 23. Honse Democrats 42 ; Read
justee 65; doubtful 3. This would give
the Readjuster s 19 majority on joint bal
lot without counting the three doubtful
seats. There are two colored members in
the Senate and eleven in the House of
A Man had a curious race for life near
Meriden, Conn. He swallowed a large dose
of morphine, intending suicide, but quickly
changed his mind, and started for the
nearest physician, who was two miles away.
He felt the dangerous drowsiness stealing
over him, and ran with all his might. The
exercise kept him awake, but his month
became parched, his eyes filmy, and bis
strength less. He stopped to pray, but an
instant of delay warned him that, unless he
depended on miraculous help, there was no
time to be lost on bis knees. He at length
stumbled into the doctor's office, and fell
senseless on the floor, but was saved by
Crowx Poixt, Ind., Nov. 11. Yester
day Mrs. Caroline Forsyth and her hus
band, Col. Jacob Forsyth, signed a war
rantee deed on an 8,000-acre tract of land
qwned by them, located in Sheffield, Lake
County, and bordering on the Illinois line,
about fourteen miles from Chipago. CoL
Forsyth received $1,000,000 for his pro
perty, of which $350,000 in cash was paid
on Wednesday. He made his deed to
William W. Green of New Jersey, who
immediately gave a warrantee deed to
the East Chicago Improvement Com
pany, the consideration being $3,000,-
j Corrox Picicixa. Mr, Edward Atkinr
son and ex-Governer Bullock tried tl)er
hand6 at cotton picking. They entered
one of the patches near the main building,
and for a few minutes did some lively
worK. The presence of these distinguish
ed men in the cotton patch was a novel
sight, and attracted much attention. The
potton was taken by Mr. Atkinson to the
machinery of the VVillimantic linen com
pany, and by him run through the various
pieces of machinery until it was converted
into yarn. -Atlanta Constitution.
North Carolina at the Cotton Exposi
i-Vf tion. .y.?:
Atlanta, Not. 10- North Carolina de
serves praise for making one of the largest
and most creditable displays of agricul
tural, mineral and manufacturing pro
ducts in the entire .Exposition. In extent
and variety, 'excellence of arrangement
and thoroughness of preparation it is sn
honor to the State. The display occupies
one-half of the western win? of the Rail
road Building, and shows the vast range
of mineral, woods, soils and products con
tained in the State the achievement of
the present and the possibilities of the fu
ture. The timbered wealth of North Carolina
has not been developed, and no effort
worthy of the name has been made to
utilize the product of the forests. There
are fifty thousand square miles of territory
in the State covered by forests which have
scarcely been touched.
Of the specimens of native woods on
exhibition there are 112 distinct species,
embracing all the commoner varieties and
the ornamental woods. In Western North
Carolina there are immense belts of cherry,
and the supply of black and white walnut
is practically unlimited. The western
walnut, which has heretofore held the
market, has been largely exhausted, and
now commands high prices, thus affording
ready sale to the large supply in this new
Of the different kinds of woods most
valuable in the arts in the United States,
there are 22 species of oak, 19 of which are
found in North Carolina and so on, as
Magnolia, 7 "
Perhaps no other State
in the Union
can make such a showing.
In Western North Carolina there are
immense bodies of white pine timber that
have not been touched. The extension ot
the Western North Carolina Railroad,
now being built, particularly the Duck
town branch, the Yadkin Valley Road,
and the road from the East Tennessee line
to the Cranberry works are now in pro
cess of construction, and numerous other
projected lines will throw this country
open and make a market for the limber for
which there is now no demand. The price
per aore for the timbered lands in the State
ranges from five to fifteen dollars no
trice has been fixed on them as timbered
In Eastern North Carolina there is an
SUPPLY OF PITCH PIXE,
the belt of the country extending from
Virginia to the South Carolina border,
and averaging at least from sixty to sev
enty miles in width.
In the ooast country there are large
quantities of cypress which are so sur
rounded by swamps as to be comparative
It is worthy of special note that all
the woods of the State can be highly pol
THE MINERAL WEALTH
of North Carolina is unbounded, and as
shown by the specimens on exhibition of
more varied richness than that of any
other Southern State, Minerals exist in
the greatest quantities, from the simply
useful to the form of precious gems. Of
the uselul copper and iron there are valua
ble deposits all over the Piedmont country
and the western section of the State. The
Ore Knob Copper Mine is the most largely
worked and yields a large product, for
which there is ready sale. The Conrad
Hill Mine, in Davidson county, is also a
very valuable property, and in Mecklen
burg, Rowan, Ashe and Guilford counties
there are miles in successful operation.
Iron in the higheet forms exists in the
central and western parts of the State.
Extensive mines are now being suc
cessfully operated and new ones are being
opened. The greater part of their product
is worked up outside of the State, there
being but few foundries and no rolling
mills of large capacity in the State.
Among the ores most largely worked in
North Carolina are the gold ores, some
rich specimens of which are on exhibition.
Their existence has long been known, and
the gold-bearing belt covers almost two
thirds of the State, extending from Frank
lin county in Eastern North Carolina, en
tirely across to the western boundary of
the State. The mines most extensively
worked are situated in Mecklenburg,
Rowan, Cabarrus and Gastou counties.
It is estimated that since the North
Carolina mines were opened they have
yielded at least $12,000,000,
Coal is found in three localities in the
State. Extensive beds of bituminous coal
are situated in Chatham county, about
forty miles from Raleigh. Other beds of
semi-bituminous coal lie in Rockingham
and Stokes counties. It frequently crops
out on the surface, and underlies the bed
of one of the principal tributaries of the
Dan river. These deposits have not been
worked to any great extent, as wood is
abundant in this section of the State and
there are no means of transportation.
Graphite is also widely distributed
throughout the Stale, and specimens have
been found in Burke, Yancey, Catawba,
Person, Cleaveland, Gaston and Lincoln
counties. There is a most extensive bed
in Wake county.
Tanner & Co.'s Iron Works, at Richmond,
Richmond, Va., Nov. 1 1. A fire broke
morning in the engine room of
W. E. Tanner
& Cos iron works, and
before it could be brought under control
the machine and pattern and saw mills
were totally destroyed. The loss is not
yet known, but it will amount to consid
erably over $100,000.
The total insurance on the property de
stroyed by this momfng's fire is about
$110,000. With the exception of $5,228
in the Georgia Home, and $26,0Q0 in home
companies, the insurance s distributed
among Northern and foreign companies.
The Metropolitan Iron Works was one of
the oldest establishments of the kind in
Richmond, and gave employment to about
250 men. Business was exceedingly
brisk in the works, there being over 100
engjnes in course of construction. A
serious os8, for which there is no ade
quate compensation, js tfje destruction of
the firm's patterns apd machinery, some of
which cannot be replaced inside of a year.
A Veteran watchmaker at Vouvry,
Switzerland, claims to have invented a
process by which watches will ran for
years without winding up. A sealed box
containing two watches intrusted to the
municipal authorities on Jan. 19, 1879, has
just been opened, and 'the watches were
. JA Crop.Rerports." a j ,
New Orleans, Nov ember 1 2.r Special
dispatches to the Democrat from "all por
tions of the cotton country and lroin the
sugar districts of Louisiana show these
crops to be in the following condition : -"
Sugar There has been considerable im
provemeut during the past few weeks.
Many plantations are grinding but the
cane is somewhat too green to grind yet,
The yield so far has been good, the plant
cane yielding as well as last year, but the
stubble yielding poorly. Estimates based
on reports from a large nnmber of planta
tions promise a yield of about 136,000
hogsheads, a falling off of 4-10 as compared
with last year.
Uotton Alabama reports snow no
change in the condition of the crop. The
yield is now estimated at 80 per cent, of
that of last year.
Louisiana Rain has fallen, but gen
erally no damage has been done except to
interiere with marketing the crop in some
parishes. Unpicked cotton is seriously
damaged in quality, and perhaps in quan
tity. About 9-10 of the cotton is picked.
Labor is scarce, lae roads are in a terri
ble condition and the cotton cannot be
moved. Many, farmers are holding back
for better prices.
Mississippi About one-fifth of the crop
remains unpicked. Rain has fallen for a
week, doing some damage. The yield is
now estimated at 85 per cent, of last
Tennessee The weather has been
rainy and very unfavorable for picking.
The yield is now estimated at 57 per cent.
of that of last year, Ahout four-ninths of
the crop has been marketed, while five
ninths remains in the hands of the farmers
Texas The heavy rainfall is interfering
with picking and damaging the crop re
maining in the nelds. About 90 per cent,
of the cotton is picked, and about three
fourths has been marketed.
: ...Comparative Cotton Statement.-...
The following is the ; cotton statement
for the week ending Nov. 11:
Net receipts at all United
States ports during the
Total receipts to this date,
Exports for the week,
Total exports to this date,
Stock at all U. S. ports,
Stock at all interior towns,
Stock at Liverpool,
Stock of American afloat for
Up to 1837, there was no North Caro
lina Conference, all the State being em
braced in the Virginia, Holston and South
Carolina Conferences. In February - of
that year, theN. C. Conference was set off
from the Virginia Conference, taking the
Danville district from the State of Virgin
ia. In 1850 the south-eastern part of
the State, embracing Wilmington and
Fayetteville, was transferred from the
South Carolina Conference. In 1858 the
Danville district was ceded to the Virgin
ia Conference. In 1870 the south-western
part of the State, embracing Wadesboro,
Charlotte, Shelby, Morganton, etc., was
transferred to the N. C. Conference. The
Holston Conference still holds all of North
Carolina beyond the Blue Ridge, and Vir
ginia all beyond the Roanoke River and
Albemarle Sound, embracing Edenton,
Elizabeth City, etc. In 1880 there were
reported 67,489 white members in N. C.
Conlerence, and 14,458 in the Holston and
Virginia territory in this State, making
an aggregate of 81,947 white members of
the M. E- Church, South, in North Caro
lina. The estimate does not embrace the
Protestant Methodists, the Northern
Methodists and three colored Methodist
organizations in the State. Their mem
bership is believed to aggregate some 50,
000 or 75,000, making a total of some 150,
000 Methodists in the; State. JFayeUeville
The Rev. Edward Hityes-Plumpetri, D.
D , has been appointed Dean of Wells,
Our stock is now complete in all " details, and
we invite an inspection of goods and prices. We
guarantee to sell the very best goods a . the very
We carry in our stock a good assortment of
Dress Goods, Domestic Goods,
Cassimeres, Flannels, Jeans,
Tickings, Gloves, Hosiery, Clothing, Shoes,
Boots, Hats, Caps, Trunks, Valises, and all other
goods adapted to general household and family
Every body is invited to call and examine our
Oct. 21, 1881. T.L. SEIQLE & CO.
Wine and Whisky.
We have fine brand of wine and whisky, for
Oct 81, 1S81. WIL80N & BURWELL.
To the People around Huntersvillet Cow
an'a Ford and Randalsbura.
We would respectfully call your attention to
the fact that we have Goods to SELL and all we
want is for you to come with the money. If we
have the kind of goods you want we will sell to
you. All you have to do to get goods cheap is
to Jew at us a little. We don't intend to let
Charlotte, or any other place, undersell us just
now for cash. We know tbat you will not find
as many goods with us as in Charlotte, yet we
may have as much as you will want and will sell
to you at your prices, if we can't get ours. Come
and see BARKER & DERR
j and DERR BARKER.
Nov. 11, 1881. 2w
EiT Burton's Specific Vermifuge
is safe, sure and of the best quality.
WILSON & BURWELL, .
Sole Agents for North Carolina.3
Nov. 4, 1881. .... r: ;
To the People of the South.
Kino's Mocktaik and its Heroes A .His
tory of the Battle,- Oct. 7, 170, and the events
which led to it, after two years spent in pre
paration, is now published and ready for deliv
ery. The author. Lyman C. Draper, LL. D., has
epeut 40 years in gathering materials for this
Work, which abounds in stirring recitals of ad
ventures and hafr-breadth espapes, alike Interest
ing to old and young. The' defendants of such
men as Campbell, Shelby, Sevier, Cleveland,
Lacey, Williams, Hambright, McDowell, Win
ston, Hammond, and their offlcers.'now living by
the thousands throughout the South, will . Wel
come this permanent record of that glorious event
which turned the tide of the Revolution. The
work contains 912 pages, on fine paper, beauti
fully bpund, with seven steel portraits of the He
roes and numerous wood puts, with index of
5,000 references. Prjce, (4, sent postpaid on re
ceipt of price, or may be had of Agents in every
county. ' ' -'".'..
PETER Q. THOMPSON. Publisher,
No. 179 Vine Street, Cincinnati, O.
t3T" Agents wanted for. unassigned territory.
Send for terms, circulars and sampte copy.
Nov.4,188L . 4wpd . , ;
139" Mr. 8. Watson Reid is the Agent for sel
ling the above Book in Mecklenburg county.
i lip&oas Case Settled.
n Gous3k Nov. 12. To-day Judge
Shipp decided, the habeas corpus case in
volving the custody of the children in the
Arrmgton";caje. About thirteen yearg
ago, Mrrafcd Mrs. Arrington, being high
ly respectable citizens ot Nash county, in
termarried, but shortly thereafter there
were family jars, which, continuing, Mrs.
Arrington went west and obtained a di
vorce, whose legality, .however, i ,ques
tioned."' Some months ago a habeas cor-' '
pus case was begun to determine who was
The evidence taken was very voluminous,
hundreds, ot, witnesses being examined, .
among them the very best people of this
county, who all took a great interest in
the result of the case. The ' result of. the
trial has been awaited with great interest.
It was in the discretion of the Judge to
award the children to either party, and he
decided that the mother should have them.
The costs were divided. - b , a
- The Go Idsborot Messenger ; states the .
the children for ,12 moBlbs, ipoq hr, giv
ing a bond of $2,000 'for, tbeif . production
12 months hence at ' Nash 'county court,
and lor their remaining in the State 'till
that time; the Judge' basing bis decision
upon the ground that the children are now
too young to be taken from their mother.
An unusual amount of grain will be sown
Alabama this season. - ii ' ; :- , '-.
By virtue of an execution against Jefferson
Hurd in my hands, I will proceed to sell the two
Lots in the city of Charlotte at the corner of Hill
and Graham streets, and known bn the Map of
the city of Charlotte as the Hurd Lots--sals to
take place at the Court House door on 'the 5th
day of December, 1881.
1 n T I MM- ALEXANDER,
Oct. 28, 1881. 6w. jr . ' Sherifl.
Send for Photographs and Prices.
I sell as cheap as any Furniture House Jn,1 the
My store is 145 feet long on the first floor and
140 feet on second story, i-rcarryfn
Immense Stock of Parnitnre.
I also keep' Baby Carriages MatfreMesPicV.
turesMouldings, Frames, Window Shades; Cor
nices and Mirrors. ' .'' ' " ' ,
Also, a full line of Coffins and Caskets.
' tt " ; j ? A v STfT
! Thos. W. Andrews, of merfy-with. Mr. Nichols,
is with me. I ?J)!Ted i
CW Come and see ns at the White Front' ' 1
Successor to E. G. Rogers, -
Oct. 28, 1881.
Trade St, Charlotte, N. C.
INVESTMENT ' SECURITIES.
First Mortgage Bonds ($150,000,
;30 years, Sixr Per Cent ;Inter
est) Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio
Railroad, extencllng i' 47 miles
from States ville. to r Charlotte. .
The undersigned; havingbeen appointed agenU :
of the Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio Railroad, to
place the 1st Mortgage Bonds recently author
ized by the Board of Directors, beg leave to offer
them to the public by subscription.
The recent lease of this Road to the, Charlotte,
Columbia & Augusta Railroad for' the term of 99
years at an annual rental of $25,000, secures the
payment of interest beyond peradventure, be
sides paying 3 per cent on the stock of the Com
pany. As these Bonds run 30 years, and the in
terest is thus secured, they become one. of the
best investments that can be offered. The Board
of Directors have authorized the issue of $200,
000, Dut only $150gOOOi (or $300 rUnHe). will
be issued at present, . and perhaps . this latter
amount will never be exceeded.'
; For further particufarslpfy ti
. . j M p; pEGRAMf
.' Cashferlst Nat. Bank,'
or A. G. BRENIZER,
Cashier Com. Nat Bank,
Oct. 28, 1881. 4w Charlotte, N. C.
! l?or,.' Re tall .Trade: to vwhich we
pay special attention, we buy the besV goods to
be found. '''"'"
) WIL80N & jBUBWELL,
Sept 30..1881, :.. Druggists.
JAS. P. IRWIN,
At the old Post-offiob Stand,
Near the Court mu46';-; l . :
Offers to the public, at lowest prices, a flnestock of
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Including various gradeVof Florfr'flngarinll'Mo
1 asses, Corn Meal, Bacon and Hams.. A fi Deselec
tion of Teas, Coffees ancf Spices. '
Choice Soda Biscuits and Family Crackers.
Canned Goods, Jellies, Pickles, &c., &C
Chewing and Smoking Tobaccos and Cigars.
Just received, finest quality of Oatmeal. Also,
10 pound Kits of best Mackerel.
Also, Bran, Mill Feed, Corn and Peas always on
hand. - '
Housekeepers take Notice.
The finest assortment of first class Fancy Gro
ceries in Charlotte, among which are many arti
cles new for this market, have just been received
at . ' i. '
March 18, 1881. .PERRY'S.
Lanterns and Lamps.
We have now on hand a fine stock of Lanterns
and Glass Lamps.
WILSON & BURWELL,
Sept 30, 1881. Druggists.
E. J. HALE & 30N,
Booksellers and Stationers,
17 Murray Street, NEW YORK,
Invite orders for School, MbceUaneus and Stan
dard Books, and for all kinds of Staple Station
ery. WRITING PAPERS Cap, Letter Note and
other sizes. , . .,
BLANK BOOKS, of all Grades. ,
ENVELOPES, all sizes and colors and Quali
ties. 8CHOOL SLATES, best quality all, sizes.
Slate and Lead Pencils, Pens, Inks, Macilage,
Feb 18, 188U
i t B. 1. HALE ds SON.
t$f Johnston's Ready Prepared Kal
somine, the best article of the kind now in use.
WILSON & BURWELL; Agents.
3astor Oil, :
Laudanum,' Essences, Tutt's Pills, and all suck
Goods as are sold bv Coontrr Merchants,' can be
bad very low at i Dji. f. SMITH'S .j c i
Bept 17, . ' . - -i- -t-.- - 4OTgoipre.
H . 1 ' i. j j i ii i j i 1 1 j '
r FOR J3ALE,r:;;;.ri:-
Some very desirable property In the city of
nt Charlotte,; - sff
No. 1 A House with 7 rooms, hi a large yard.
tuxmHfnifv fth&ded with Elm trees: Well of
water and every convenience usually desired ;
located on Trade street, near me Air im ue
Apply to Gen. D. H. Hill, rayettevtue, An
NoSAn English Cottig with liodmav ia a
very quiet, desirable part of the city : goo4 Well
of water, Gas, and all necessary oatrbuilOlDS.
Apply to Gen. D;H HUL,, ' .r"
No. 3 A Isnre familvi residence, on, Troon
street, opposite J. L. Morehead's U contain 1ft -rooms,'
has a .spacious yard and shiadiotM.
grounds. ' ; :i si? - ;;i . .ii.
Apply to. um:D. U. mil. or to JP. Strong;
Editor Home and Democrat, or Mi. Frank Irwin
at City Mills, Charlotte, N. C.
uct. 7, 1881. tf