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110 ME AND DEMOCRAT.
J. P. STRONG, Editor and Proprietor.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Friday, November 25, 1881.
Guiteau's Trial at Washington. ,
Tbe trial of Guiteau has created quite a
sensation; ladies and even schoolchildren
are m attendance at Court. The evidence
given is a repetition of the events and
scenes that transpired at the time of the
shooting of President Garfield. The wit
nesses are constantly interru
Guiteau, springing up and contradicting
and his dissatisfaction with his counsel he
expresses in tbe'-most violent manner, not
hesitating to tell him he had. no sense,
that he was going to conduct his own
case. He has been so, violent in his de
nunciations of the proceedings of Court
and counsel that an officer had to in
terfere, and when told by the Judge that
unless he was quiet he would have him
sent back to, prison and the case . tried
without hira.: He very quickly told him
he could not do that, but Judge Cos told
him of a precedent and when he found
that the Judge was in earnest, calmed
down. He was again shot at on Saturday, P,v ana Uiat n,a nrst- wife is still liv
,i,;1a nrnnppi;n(T tn iha r;ann in lnS-" There seems to be doubt as to the
by a man on horseback, the shot only
grazing his arm. The gentleman, W. J.
Kdlein, police officer, who has been detail
ed to accompany Guiteau to and from the
jail, says, on arrival at 'the' jail," Guiteau
was crouched in one corner of the van,
pale and trembling, and would not come
out till assured there was no one there.
His brother, John W. Guiteau, remarked
that " the shooting was a disgraceful pro
ceeding. If the man is not crazy he
should be punished to the full extent of
the law, but the law and the facts in the
case should decide whether he is a sane or
an insane man, and .whether or not he was
responsible lor the terrible act which he
committed. If he is not insane, I say
that he should be hanged. I have no
words to express my abhorrence of the
deed if it is that of a sane man. The fact
that the man is my brother is of no weight
with me in trying to screen him." This
is the third time that an attempt upon the
assassin's life has been made, with only
the effect of strengthening his faith that
the Lord was on his side. He may con
sider the failure to injure him a Providen
tial interposition, but it only serves to
show he is in a perilous position, between
the vengeance of the law and the self-con
stituted executioners who are watching
their opportunity, he has little to choose.
lie is evidently a sneaking coward, afraid
of his shadow, and the terror depicted on
his countenance at all times, with his
cringing manner clamoring for protection
is disgusting. Sane or insane, his pr
sent manner, natural or feigned, is well
calculated for a verdict of the latter, but
it will avail him nothing, for all must be
convinced that a violent death threatens
him, should he escape the gallows.
It was said that Mr. W; J. Best would
build a Railroad from Goldsboro to Salis
bury with the capital ot his Boston syndi
cate. If that is true, why is he calling on
the people of jthe counties along the line
to subscribe money ? He or ' his agents
have alreadv called on the people of
Johnston, Chatham and Harnett counties
to subscribe to his scheme. That looks
curious after the big boast that the Road
was to be built without aid from North
Carolina or North Carolinians.
The N. C. Conference of the Methodist
E. Church, South, began its annual session
at Durham on Wednesday last. Bishop
Wightmau was to have presided, but it
is not likely he can attend on account of
feeble health. If no Bishop attends, the
rule is to elect one of the Presiding Elders
to preside and act in place'of the Bishop.
Next week wev will publish" the list of
Appointments of Preachers.
There is to be a Concert in New York
city for the benefit of "Grandma Garfield."
During the sickness of President Garfield,
Mrs. Garfield was represented as a woman
of culture, whose domestic character was
beautifully illustrated by her devotion and
love for her husband. She was cited as
iuv icaicov liuuiau iri iuciu ait.
Where are the noble instincts of her nature
when she leaves he aged mother -of her
husband to eleemosynary charity for
sustenance. Where is the quarter of a
million dollars subscribed by a generous
When the injured vertebra of Presi
dent Garfield was brought to the Court
and handed , the jury, the character and
extent of the injuries'explained, Guiteau
seemed quite interested, as the theory of
mal-practice he insists must be made the
foundation stone of the defense. His
counsel, Scoville, examined it minutely
but Guiteau did not touch it.
"A Mr. Goodwin, of Lumberton, N. C, raised
seven heavy bales of cotton on two acres of
land." . , u - -
The above has been"7 extensivelv mib -
iisueu aim uououess read by numerous
farmers, who desire to hear from Mr. God
win on the subject. He will oblige all of
those and tney are legions) who made
two bales on seven acres by so doing.
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Virginia is learning the three Rs,
Republicanism, Repudiation and Ruin.
There are 191,812 members of the Baptist
church in North Carolina ; of the number
83,8iu are colored. "
Notice to Subscribers.
v ouuscriDers receiving a cross
"mark on tbeir papers will oblige lis hv TP.
sponding, as we have a large number in arrears.
Those who are disposed to pay can certainlv do
so now better than at any other season of the
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Mecklenburg Inferior Court
The 4th quarterly session of the Infe
rior Court for this county for the year 1881,
began on Monday last. The following per
sons constituted the Grand Jury : S B
Smith, foreman; W Rankin, W A John
ston, W J By rum. A G Barnett. XI V
Christenberry, M N Hart, V C Miller,
W M Martin, J Mc. DeArmond. John T
Todd. S F Ouerv. T. T.nnn n Ti TAA A
j 7 i -w uuuj auu
J N Hunter.
The following cases have been disposed
Of: , iW. C.! Hastings, whiff ah!m r
retailing liquor without license; Tbos. W.
King, acquitted of charge of assault and
battery; State vs. Rebecca Partlow. white,
retailing liquor without license, . submit-
ted; judgment suspended on -payment of
costs, btate vs; A. M. Johnson, carry
ing concealed weapons, submitted, iud-
ujeiituuepenaea on payment of costs. State
vs. Sam Wallace and Mary Wallace, forni-
uawouana aaunery, submitted; suspension
Sidney Noles and Elizabeth Blyth, forni
cation ana adultery, by agreement of
counsel the jury returned a special verdict
as follows: "The jury find that the defend-
ant Sidney JNoles was married at the as?e
of fourteen years and six months to Min
erva Griffith, in the vear 1867. And that.
" uvea ; witn ner about seven: momha
, j ,
wucu ue auauuoneu ner, mere Demsr no
issue; that he afterwards, in the year 1880,
was married to the co-defendant. Elizabeth
legauiy or. tne nrst marriage, on account
of the extreme youth of Noles. State vs.
J as. Hornbarrier, illicit retailing mis
trial. State vs. Chas. Torrence. assanlt
and battery, two cases; submitted. State
vs. Chas. Vann, assaut and battery; sub
mitted, mate vs. rink. 1 arnell. larcenv.
nolpros. State vs. Ed. McCombs, larca-
ny; guilty, btate vs. llattie Ellington,
Postmaster James' Order. Postmast
er General issued an order, to take effect
February 1st, revoking section 171 postal
regulation, which provides for the
redemptions of postal cards that may
be spoiled while in the hands of
private parties by printing or otherwise.
After the date named postmasters must
not redeem postal cards under any circum
Mr. W. J. Best was present at the
Sampson county Fair, looking after the
interest of his .rpad. . The Commissioners
of the Western North Carolina Railroad
held a meeting during the progress of the
fair; (we print the proceeding elsewhere.)
Senator Vance delivered the address
which is highly spoken off; he
very popular among the people.
Prof. Dabney, writing from Atlanta,
says that "North Carolina is attracting
great attention. Strangers express sur
prise at her great and varied resources.
Everybody concedes that she ranks first
of the Southern States in minerals', woods,
tobacco, native wines and silk products."
The old clock, at Mount Vernon, which
has been silent for forty vears. struck
three times on Wednesday, the next day
after the state election. The spirit of its
illustrious dead stepped within its sacred
precincts to toll tne deatn knell ot poor
Gathering of the Clans. A gentle
man lust Irom . Washington intorms us
that while there he saw Tom Keogh, Tom
Cooper, ; Dr. Mott, Geo. Everett, Ike
Young, Judge Buxton and other North
North Carolina Woods and Minerals.
North Carolina is the only Southern
State which has a Geological Museum, or
which has had a complete Geological Sur
vey, ine exnibit m our Museum is sys
tematic, and this is why we have such ad
vantages at Atlanta. All that was neces
sary was to transfer the desired portions
of the exhibit, to Atlanta, and arrange it
In the way of woods there are in this
State 112 species, and of this number 104
t-pecies and varieties are displayed at At
lanta. Iu all of the Northern States there
are only about 140 species of wood, and in
all the bouthern btates only 126 species.
In the Geological Museum were two col
lections of woods, made eight years ago.
One of these, complete, was taken to the
Vienna exhibition ot 1873, where it at
tracted much attention. Prot. Kerr, at
the close of the exposition, presented these
woods to the German Government, on
special request, and now the magnificent
collection is one of the sights in the Imper
ial Museum at Berlin, btnee 1873, by de
grees, the remaining collection ' has
doubled, and the State taking one to At-
iaqta, gave the other to the Richmond
audi Danville Railroad. Each of these
contained about seventy-five specie, but
within the past few months both have
been increased to 104 species and varie
ties, as above stated. It should be stated
in this connection that of all tbe States in
the Union North Carolina is the only one
which has a collection of woods worthy of
Speaking about trees which are uncom-
mon, and oi wnose existence iu tms Mate
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no doubt many persons are ignorant, Prof.
Kerr mentioned the palmetto and the live
oak, both of which here find their north
ern limit. Specimens of palmetto from
Beaufort are in the Museum. The tree is
very abundant near Wilmington, as is also
the liveoak. bpecimens of both these
woods have been forwarded to Atlanta.
The reporter happening tQ observe that
no specimen blocks from immense trees
1 were shown in the Museum, Prof. Kerr re
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uiaru-eu iuai mere were in inis state some
very large trees, but generally they were
in such localities that transportation was
difficult. He had sent up to a place at
the foot of the Blue Ridge, near Old Fort,
for a cross section of a giant chestnut tree,
which is nine feet in diameter. But to
get this heavy block across the mountain
to the railroad, a distance of twelve miles,
was found to be impossible. A gentle
man in Haywood county has promised to
get out and send here a section of a pop
lar" r tulip tree, eight feet in , diameter,
while another person has promised to send
one of a seven foot cypress, growing in
the Roanoke bottoms.- Raleigh Observer.
Providence, Nov. 23. Henry J.
opooner, Republican,' was yesterday elect
ed Representative to Congress in place
oi'AIdrich; elected' United States Sena
..OVttO .ShfcMoiio I.oafO;san:d LomoBrat Cbarloltb. Oi-C
N. C. Supreme Court, Decisions.
Cm the. second page we give a synopsis
of Decisions by our State Supreme Court,
copied from the Raleigh Observer, and
from a later issue of the same paper we
copy the following additional decisions
the one making the officers of the lateBank
of Statesville responsible for the debts of
the Bank is .-important to man v of onr
readers in Iredell county and this section
of the State: .
George vs. High. 1. In a suit brought
by a wife against the administrator of her
deceased husband for : money "advanced
and lent," to him during the coverture.
adontion of t.h nt.itnt.mn f i sa tt7,7
wnere tne marriage took
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thai ;the contract between them was not
inconsistent with public policy and there-
iore vaiia. tne making? thereof not
being prohibited by the act of 1871-72.
chapter 193, and that the action could be
2. The policy of the courts in respect to
the enforcement of contracts of a husband
with his wife,' based upon valuable con
Magnin. 1. A re-
feree under tbe Code
writing all the testimony taken by him,
and file copies of all documents adduced
in evidence and considered by him.
2. Keferee should exercise their own
judgment in taking and making up ac
counts which they are required to state;
not merely adopt a statement made by
other parties; and it seems that the items
should be given in detail, and not simply
the remit of an adjustment of them.
3. When exception is taken to the failure
of a referee to report evidence, the omission
may be supplied by an order for its pro
duction, if it has been preserved in writ-
mg, but where it has not been so preserved,
a recommittal of the report becomes neces
4!' Where the court orders a compulsory
reference to state an account an appeal
does not lie from an order recommitting
the report of the referee for the correction
of errors and irregularities.
Hauser vs. Tate. 1. The President of a
Bank (the Bank of Statesville in point) is
chargeable with constructive notice of the
management of us affairs by the Cashier
and other subordinate officers; and when
such Bank is doing business without legal
organization, he cannot escape tbe respoLsi-
bilily resulting from such notice by show
ing that he supposed himself the president
of a legally constituted Bank, if he has
contributed the influence of his reputation
to give undeserved credit to a spurious
2. Where the charge is a combination
to defraud, the declarations of any one of
the alleged confederates is evidence against
the others, though made in the absence of
the latter, if made in furtherance of the
common design; and slight evidence of
concer is sufficient to let in such declara
3. The liability of the ostensible Presi
dent of a spurious Bank for debts con
tracted by his assistance is not collateral,
but direct and original, and he must re
spond in damages to the came extent as
the Bank, if legally constituted, would
have been liable.
btate vs. Hamlet. Un a trial ior an
affray prior to the act of 1881, allowing
defendants to testify in their own behalf,
one defendant could not oppose the testi
fying of his co-defendant for himself the
State's counsel not objecting.
State vs. Midgett. An indictment ur.
der the act of 1879, chapter 232, for sel
ling spirituous liquor within a certain dis
tance of a church in Hyde county, cannot
be supported by evidence of such a sale
within the prescribed distance ot a house
conveyed primarily for educational pur
poses, with permission to hold divine ser
vice therein, on suitable occasions, which
is ordinarily used for a school house, but
in which there is preaching at stated in
A. II. McDonald, assignee, vs. R. D.
Dickson, from Richmond; no error; judg
State vs. Thomas A. Lowder, from
Stanly; error ; jndgment arrested.
M. Martin vs. John A. loung, lrom
Mecklenburg ; no error : ludsment at-
I firmed. ' " '
State vs. Clarke & Hermon, from Union;
error ; judgment reversed.
L. B. Christenberry vs. C. C. King, from
no error; judgment1 af-
Fracturkd her Thigh. Mrs. Bedie
Thompson, an aged and highly esteemed
ladv. and mother of Mrs. W. N. Snel-
lings, ot this city, was setting down
belore the fire at her daughter's residence
recently, and attempting to get up, the
heels ot ner snoes oecame entangled in
her dress, which caused her to fall, her
thigh was badly fractured. Medical aid
was summoned and ail the relief possible
was extended. She was doing as well as
could be expected under the painlul cir
cumstances this morning. Jler many
friends in the city and country will regret
to hear of this misfortune. Raleigh Visi
"Pink eye," the horse epidemic
has struck Norfolk, and will probably
reach Charlotte. The disease assumes its
worse forms only in damp and murky
weather, so that for the benefit of horse
owners, tne continuance oi a cooi, ary
spell is very desirable, borne ot the pri:
mary symptoms of the disease are those
of fever, rigors, dullness, succeeded by a
swelling of the eyelids, discharge of tears
from the eyes, pain in the limbs and tume
faction, more particularly around the ar
ticulations. - The pain iu the limbs is
manifested by restlessness; shifting of the
feet and irritability. The eyes become of
a pinkish color. .
The Seventh Comet op 1881. Direc
tor Swift, of the Warner Observatory of
tbe 16th, discovered a faint comet in the
constellation of Cassiopeian. It has a
slight central condensation, but no tail is
visible. It is nearlv round, and ur. owitt
estimates that its diameter is abont 4 min
utes. It is possible that the stranger is
the comet of 1812, which was expected to
appear in the north.
Drying Sweet Potatoes. "The Rev.
A. D. Betts. of Duplin county, writes us:
Manv of vour readers in Eastern North
Carolina mi?ht make Hundreds or inou-
j. . . . .. . i
sands of dollars bv drying the sweet pota-
10. a inend oi mine in jumoru maea
every bushel of green ; potatoes turn him
out a dollar. The Drying Machines are
cheap and there will be almost endless de
mand for the dried potato." r '
There are in North Carolina 228 Presby
terian churches and between 18,000 and
State Taxes. .
The Auditor's Statement about Taxes.
We are indebted to Gen. W. P. Roberts,
State , Auditor, for permission to make
some extracts from his forthcoming report
of the transactions of his office for the past
fiscal year. The first portion it devoted
to the receipts from all sources during the
year. We take the following items from
those placed under the head of receipts:
Tax. on bank stock, $3,630 55 ; tax on
corporations, $1,525; license tax on drum
mers, $51,800; license tax on fertilizers,
$29,500; fees from Secretary of State,
$6,694 76; general taxes (on land property,
etc.,) $203,297 38 ; income tax, $2,256 63 ;
special tax for support of the Deaf, Dumb
and Blind Institution and Insane Asylums,
P91'1.34 87 ; special tax for support of
convicts, work on buildings, etc., at Peni
tentiary, $91,134 69; tax on insurance
companies, $10,694 68 j interest on mort
gage bonds, Western North Carolina
Railroad, $59,500; lands redeemed $1,
238 96; merchants, tax on purchases,
$28,350 80; tax on railroad companies,
$8,830 55 ; license tax on sewing machine-,
$2,200; sales of stationery, to counties.
$3,108 09; bupreme Uourt reports, $1 -
530 90; tax on purchases of liquors,
$16,987 64 ; for labor of convicts on West
ern North Carolina Railroad, $26,479 55.
We omit many of the smaller items of
revenue in the above summary. The total
receipts, Irom all sources, during the year
were $645,743 05.
The next portion of the report is devoted
to the disbursements. From this we take
the following as being the principal items
of expenditure : Auditor's Department,
$2,858 73 ; Code Commission, $1,910;
contingencies, $21,215 04; convict ac
count, $7,030 70; Department of Public
Instruction, $1,920,05 ; Executive Depart
ment, $4,673 04; fugitives from justice,
,355 33 ; General Assembly, $56,259 26 ;
support of Insane Asylum at Raleigh, $71,-
179 55; support of Western Insane Asylum
f Morganton $30,000 1 ; support of colored
Insane Asylum at Goldsboro, $15,599 19 ;
for support of Institutions for the Deaf,
Dumb and Blind, $58,000; interest on
consolidated debt, $63,807 00 ; on Western
North Carolina Railroad mortgage bonds,
$58,765; judiciary, $37,920 71 ; normal
schools, $4,500; Oxford Orphan Asylum,
$5,000 ; for support, etc., of Penitentiary,
$62,000; public printing, $12,763 46;
quarantine regulations, $1,389 85; settling
taxes, $1,085 41 ; State Department, $3,-
809 08 ; Treasury Department, $5,250 ;
State University, $7,500; convict account,
Western North Carolina Railroad, $36,
The expenditures for all purposes aggre
gated $625,416 59. After the disburse
ments above given, $41,952 were on ac
count of the Agricultural Department,
being taxes on fertilizers, which are
required by law to be paid into the
State treasury for the benefit of that de
partment, but are no part of the general
Of the $71,179 55 paid on account of the
Insane Asylum at Raleigh, $21,179 55 was
for the year 1880, which was not drawn
till the close of that fiscal year, (beptember
30, 1880.) Of the expenses of the Institu
tion for the Deaf, -Dumb - and the Blind,
$32,500 was for the year 1880. - These
amounts aggregate $95,632 29, which
being deducted lrom the total disburse
ments, leaves the expenses legitimately
chargeable to this fiscal year $529 784 30.
Sources of Taxes. As another matter
of interest we take some items from the
many on the list of sources from which
the State taxes are derived: Land, $97,-
533 92; town lote, $20,762 03; horses, $7,
552 22; mules, $5,183 98; cattle, $4,829,80;
hos, $1,925 55; sheep, $635 31; farming
utensils, etc., $12,748 55; money on hand
and deposit, $4,268 49; solvent credits,
$16,896 20; other personal property, $14,-
111 59; net income and profits, $2,349 73;
circuses and menageries, $2,206 00; dealers
in spirituous, vinous or malt liquors, $23,
671 47; merchants and other dealers; $29,-
449 93; marriage licenses, $5,561 10.
The special taxes were: h or the Insane
Asylums and Institutions for the Deaf and
Dumb and Blind, $96,307 04; lor Peniten-
tiary and support of convicts, $96,307 10.
The gross amount of State taxes was $455,-
The taxes levied lor school purposes
(payable to county treasures) were : On
licensed retailers of spirituous or malt
liquors, $25,547 83- on white polls, $121,-
783 42: on colored .: polls , $57,601 67; on
valuation of ail taxable property (includ
ing bank stock) in the State, at 8 cents
on every $100 value, $136,728 62; total
school tax, $341, 692 63.
County taxes for other county purposes
$893,686 50. Total gross amount.of school
and county taxes, $1,235,379 18. Raleigh
She Was His Mother 'After All.
A touching scene occurred in the Cleve
land (Ohio) Criminal Court last Thursday.
An old women, nearly sixty, was called
up to receive sentence lor keeping a house
ot ill-fame. She was condemned to a
heavy fine and a long term of imprison
ment, when a well-known merchant ot that
city, bearing a most honorable reputation,
stepped iorwara ana oegged mercy ior au
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BT.iinrr I r i 'i r i nu nnnr lii'i Ttunuu j fit.
graded being was his own mother; that
her life of shame had compelled him to dis
own her years ago, "but vile as she is,
cried he, ''she is my mother after all, and
I cannot remain silent and see her go to
end her wretched life in prison." The
court was deeply affected, and in granting
the prayer of the son said the old woman
ought to thank God for giving her a son
capable of reaching an honorable man
hood in spite of his mother a vicious in
Whittaker, whose ears were slit at
West Point, is still rusticating, awaiting
the finding of the court martial, which had
his case before it j last spring. He says
if he can't get in the United States army
he will try the British army, lor he con
siders himself especially cut out for a mil
SSSTMr. K. K. Taylor banded as a
cluster of apples of the ' second growth,
taken from a tree on the Orton plantation,
below the city. They are nearly or quite
the size of a walnut, with the hull off, and
Mr. It. eays there were some nearly as
large again higher np on the tree, out of
reach.-- Wilmington Star. , . ,
George W. Tomkins, cashier in the
banking house of Peters & Hatch, J$o. 25
Pine 8treetJ.New:York. informed ; his em
ployers three weeks ago that he had be
come a victim to faro playing and , thus
had parted with about $30,000 of . their
money. He made a full and free confes
sion, giving the addresses and names of
VMarvin ' the crreat foreer and swindler.
is worKing iu : me buuo uepanmeu i ait. , uiu
Rickmond, V a., penitentiary. v . ?
Comparative Cotton Statement.
, The following is the cotton statement
for the week ending Nov. 18 v - ''
' 1881. J 1880.
Net receipts at all United 1 '
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
The Cotton Market Last Week.
The New York Financial Chronicle saya
that the speculation in cotton for future
delivery was more active last week. The
upward course of values was continued,
with much activity, till upwards the close
of Monday's business the advance for the
active months from the closing figures of
Friday being 30a35 points.' Some reac
tion towards lower prices took place on
Monday afternoon, speculation was re
newed on Tuesday. The Bureau report
was regarded as more favorable, or rather
less unfavorable, than was expected. It
checked speculation, and caused the
market to close lower. Speculation was
renewed on Wednesday, however, and con
tinued on Thursday. The buyers on Saturday-
and Monday, as well as on Wednes
day were understood to be most "out
siders," and it was said were parties who
usually confine their operations to the
Stock Exchange. But on Thursday the
improvement was due to a demand to cov
er contracts, arising from Liverpool. Fri
day the opening of futures was at a slight
decline, and closed without recovery, Cot
ton on the spot has been more active. The
dealings for export have been more liber
al, and considerable lines in transit have
been disposed of.
The National Department figures seem
to point to a yield of about 5,358,000
The total receipts from the plantations
since Sept. 1, 1881, were 2,102,860 bales;
in 1880, 2,335,097 bales; in 1879, 2,079,
Ellison's report for the year estimates
that the probable requirements of Ameri
can cotton for next year will be 6,215,000
bales of 456 pounds, or near one million of
bales more than the Department estimates
as the probable crop. It is, however, fair
to add that the Department's figures are
to be increased by whatever additions the
late tall may make the crop.
Mr. Jno. A. Houck, this week shipped
down Wilson's Creek and John's River,
sixty thousand shingles. Mr. Houck has
shipped in this way. during the year 800,
000 and sold 40,000 more at his mills on
Wilson's Creek, fourteen miles from this
place. lie launches the shingles just as
they are baled up and floats them down
the streams by the aid of bateaus to the
ford of John's River on the Morganton and
Lenoir road, three miles from this place,
and then hauls them here in a wagon.5 5
The are ix factories in operation in about
six miles of Hickory, making sawed heart
pine shingles, some run by steam and oth-
ers bv water. Each factorv nroduces
from 7,000 to 15,000 shingles per day, not
withstanding they are being turned out at
the rate ot about 60,000 per day, the in
creased demand for them is so great that
orders are far in advance of the 6upply.-
Singular Effects of a Storm. A
gentleman informs us of a very singular
circumstance in connection with the great
storm in this city and vicinity on the 9th
ot beptember last. He says that at the
Porter's Neck plantation, on the Sound,
the salt spray from the ocean, wafted in
showers across the intervening banks and
sound, killed every living thing in the
fields except the peanuts, which, cnrions
to say, seemed to have been benefitted by
the briny shower-bath. All the leaves on
a mock orange hedge, commencing in
close proximity to the sound and running
back about one mile, were completely
killed, while the leaves on the trees in the
neighborhood all died and dropped off,
and their places have since been supplied
by new ones. nven tne old sycamores
shed their verdure and subsequently
donned a garb more becoming the bud
ding, blooming spring than the usually
cool and depressing autumn. Wilming
ton Star. . , , ,
ivn interesting verdict, and one
worth being remembered, was rendered
in the Supreme Court of New York city a
few days ago. 1 wo years ago the seventh
story floor of a furniture factory in that
city fell, killing Metzger, an employe,
who was there at work at the time, lhe
widow brought suit for $5,000, the full
statutory allowance in such cases, and,
being able to show that the safety of the
floor had not been tested, .in spite of sug
gestions that it should be done, received a
verdict for the full amount of the claim,
after ouly fifteen minutes' consideration
by the jury.
23 Rev. Dr. Charles F. Deems
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North Carolina from 1842 until after the
war. The Augusta Chronicle says of
him : "Dr. Deems is one of the most re
markable men of his century, and to do
what h3 has done in New York is proof
of his wonderful ability. Nobody reaches
the top in New York who has not many
elements of greatness.
SSir Strange to say, no frost has as yet
appeared in Beaufort. 1 he good people
of Carteret are enjoying their second crops
of Irish potatoes, beans and cucumbers.
The papers state that a second crop of
rice is being gathered, the heads of which
have grown, bloomed and filled since the
first crop was gathered last summer. Can
any State beat North Carolina? Raleigh
A Mexican laborer has dug up au im
portant archaeological curiosity near San
Antonio, Texas. It is a church ornament
consisting of two curces ansatse, surround
ed by Biblical pictures not unlike those
seen on the marble ambones and upon the
walls of the primitive- churches, such as
tne aiaienee in juadrid. -
In Westmoreland county, Pa., dogs are
being killed because it is believed that the
animals have tbe small pox and are
spreading the disease.
From a fifteen acre orchard a Nickolas
county. Kyi, man has sold 1,000 bushels
There are mullets' in Pensacola, Florida,
weighing ten pounds each and sell 25
cents for two. -'
There are 37,295 members cf the Metho
dist church in North Carolina. . . ,
Local Itenuu; i
The more Courts the more business, it seems.
Two terms of three weeks each of the Superior
Court for Mecklenburg and four terms of the
Inferior Court, and the Jail never empty, ' but
always full on the eve of a Court. ' -;
Gov. Jarvis has ordered an extra Term of the
Superior Court of undefined length for the trial
of Civil Causis, but if he don't give us a working
Judge the Docket will not be cleared in 6 months
See notice of sale of valuable city property on
Tryon street, by Commissioners Burwell and
Jones. .: , ...... :
Ben Brown, colored burglar, who was to have
been hanged in this city, on the 25th inst, has
been respited to the 14th of April next. Ben is
the first . negro known who was . not exactly
ready to go from the gallows to heaven. He
wants more time to pray. ;
Curious. Some people seem never to think of
ordering their paper to be stopped until they are
reminded that they ought to pay for it Curious,
but not unusual.
The Banks and many of the business Louses
suspend for thanksgiving. It being our press
day we deferred ours till we saw the last bundle
going to the post office, and who can say we were I
Those of our citizens who have been incon
venienced from dry wells, experienced much
satisfaction at the continued rain. It poured
down with evident ease, a3 if conscious of be
stow ins: a favor.
Large crowds of people pass through this city
daily on their way to tbe Exposition at Atlanta.
Hard times and the drouth appear to have no ef
fect on Theatre-goers and pleasure travelers.
Thanksgiainq day was partially observed in
this city, in various ways, but by very little pray
ing, apparently. The spasmodic Religious days
, of Presidents and Governors are not much re
spected by the people.
The decisions of our Supreme Court making
officers of Banks responsible for their manage
ment, is a just one and should be a warning to
all Bank Presidents and Directors.
We regret to learn that Mr. F. Keuster, gun
smith, who was recently accidentally shot in the
leg, is in a very critical condition.
Sudden Death. The wife of Mr. John
H. Dark, of Baldwin township, died very
suddenly on Wednesday morning. She
had been in her usual good health, and
was attending to her household duties as
usual, when, after breakfast, she walked
out into the yard, where she was found
soon thereafter dead, iler sudden death
will be quite a shock to her friends.
Chatham Record. ,
tT The : workshops of the Western
North Carolina Kail road are in full opera
tion, with between forty and fifty hands
busily at work building and repairing
cars, lhey have iust put on the track a
beautnui passenger coacn jno. iu, com-
prising all the conveniences and luxuries
ot a nrst class, ine snops nave oeen en
tirely rebuilt, except the round house,
which unfinished for years, is now com
pleted, and a part of it occupied by a large
addition of new machines of various kinds
required by a shop of full capacity. , All
parts of the car, from a flat up, except the
wheels, are manufactured here. Salisbury
J. A. Horn, of Unintown, Alabama,
recently lost sixteen fine fattening hogs
by using an old Paris green barrel for
In Cabarrus county, on the 17th inst., by Rev.
J. E. Pressly, Mr. Jas. R. Rogers of Rowan
county, and Miss Emma Martin, daughter of Mr.
. VV. Martin.
In Gaston county, on the 17th inst. bv Rev. J.
J. Kennedy, Mr. John Andrew Craig and Miss
Maggie Lou Womble.
In Cabarrus county, on the 17th inst., Mr. J.
C. If. Cocbran and Miss Francis Blackwelder.
In Rutherford county, on the 17tb inst, Mr. J.
Shakespeare Harris of Springsville, Cabarrus
county, and Miss Mary J. Mills, daughter of Dr.
It. A. JVlUls. . : ,
In Lincolnton, on the 16th inst. by Rev. W. R.
Wetmore, Mr. R. II. Templeton and Miss
Georgians Hoke. ' ,
In Dallas, on the 16th inst., Mr. Oliver Rhodes
and Miss Alice, daughter of Jonas Hoffman, Esq.
In this vicinity, on the 17th inst., Saml. W.
Berryhill, aged 19 years, son of Mr. Pinkney Ber-
In Lincoln county, on the 18th inst, Alfred
Lee, infant sou of Jno. and Laura Lantz, aged 9
months and 16 days. -
Tribute of Respect
At a meeting of the Mecklenburg Rifles, the
following resolutions were adopted : .
Whereas, ueath nas visited our ranks, and
snatched from our midst, while in the vigor of
youth, our beloved frlen J and brother soldier,
Anderson M. McLaugnnn, Dei;
, Kesolved. Tbat wnue we bow with bumble
submission to the hand of an All Wise God, that
we cannot feel too deeply tbe loss of our esteemed
vounz friend and brother soldier.
Itesolved, mat in tne aeain oi orotner jmc-
Lauehlin "The Boys in Gray" have lost one of
their best and most active members.
Resolved, That we extend our heartfelt sym
pathies to the bereaved family.
Kesolved. That these proceedings be recorded
m tbe minute book ot our Uompany, and a copy
of tbe same sent to the bereaved parents, a: d
also a copy be sent to tbe "Charlotte Home and
Democrat." and to the "Uhanotte unserver" ior
publication. N. 8. Alexander,
J. Ji.. ALEXANDER,
W. 8. Tatlok, Com.
CHARLOTTE MARKET, Nov. 24, 1881.
Cotton has had an upward tendency during the
week. . Good Middling 11, Middling Low
Middling 10, Stains and Tinges 8 to 10. - -. ,
Country Flour, from wagons, $3.75 to $4
per rack ; Corn and Meal 85 cents per bushel ;
Peas in demand at 00 cents per ' bushel ; Sweet
Potatoes 75 cents per bushel ; no Oats offering.
Bacon, from stores, Y by retail and 10Js by
the box ; Pork; from wagons, 9 cents per pound ;
Beef 5 to 10 ; Beeswax 20.
Fresh Country Butter 20 to 25 cents per pound;
Chickens 12 K to 20 cents each ; Eggs 20 cents
per dozen.. , . ,.. .
The Frog Baby .
Will be on Exhibition at the Canvass in front of
the Post Office on Friday , and Saturday. The
child is part human and part frog. Admission
15 cents. . ,
- XEONARD PEKRY, colored, ' :
- -ii father of the child.
Nor. 24, 1881.
Our Mb. BARUCH. has. cone North
2 vut:t? ? SECOND , STOCK ,
And Holiday. Novelties.
Call and examine qir jjew Stock.
, WITTKOWSKY & BARUCH.
Nor. ?5, 1881. . .. . .;. ; n..,
Sale of City , Property.
We will sell at the Court House in Charlotte
on Monday the 2d day of January, 1882, at 12
al.. mat juoi on iryon otreei, lyinij Detween the
property of J as. Harty and tbe residence of Mrs.
Jno. M. Springs. It will be sold in four parcles,
two fronting on Tryon Street, each 33x108 feet,
and two fronting on Church Street, also 33x198
feet Un one of tne lots is a brick two-story
house, and on another the wooden bou e now
occupied by Mr. Holt : .v ; - ; . .
'1 bis sale is made under an order or tbe Bu-
perior Court and will be subject to confirmation.
. Terms 10 per cent cash, balance In 6 and' 12
months, with interest from day of sale. For any
information aa to the title, fec, apply to Jas.
Harty or tbe undersigned. . .; .
, . , II. C. JONES,
Nov. 25, 1881. 6w ' - -
In consequence of the "Hard Times" we are
offering astonishingly LOW PRICES, on our en
tire line oi
Winter Goods. ... .' '.V,
We have an elegant stock of FLANNELS.
REPELLANTS, LINSEYS, JEANS, KER-
o&xa. Uassimeres. Blankets, cbawls. Cloaks.
Boulevard Skirts, Boots and Phocs, Hats, Trunks,
Eeady Made Clothing.
It will pay you to give us a call. '
Good calicoes at 0 1-4 Cents cash,
Sixteen Rib Umbrellas, a good article. Come
and see us.
BARRINGER & TROTTER.
Nov. 25, 1881. . ; v -
Turkeys, Geese, ; ,
Cranberries, Cabbage, Chestnuts, Turnips and
Nov. 18. 1881. . .
Having qualified as Administrator i xt Mrs.
Elizabeth McMillan, deceased, I hereby notify
all persons indebted to her Estate to come for
ward and make settlement, and those having
claims against said Estate must present them,
properly authenticated, to the undersigned with
in 12 months from date, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery:
O. E. CUNW1JSUHAM,
Nov. 18, 1881. 6wpd ' r- Adm'r.
HARRISON WATTS. 1 '
Cotton Buyer, S; "J;'
Corner Trade and College Sts., up Stairs,
CHARLOTTE, N. C. -' ; '
Oct 14, 1881. , .;
ALEXANDER & HARRIS
Are making a specialty of i
ReadyrMade Clothing '
This season, and tbeir friends are requested not
to purchase before seeing their Stock. . ;. "
They have a complete Stock of everything In
As cheap as can be found anywhere.' .
Oct 21,1881. : - .. ; : ; !
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TORRENCE & BAILEY,
College Street Charlotte, N. C,
Handle Grain. Flour, Bran, &c. Cotton stored
Oct. 7, 1881. 6m.
The Oldest Barber in the City.
The Tonsorial Art in its various branches has
been carried on by the undersigned at the old
stand, in tbe (Jharloltellotel building, (or thirteen
years. The old adage "practice makes pertecv
assures tbe public that their bearas can be more
smoothly shaved and their hair more artistically
cut and dressed, than any place in the cily. ; Give
me a trial and be convinced of the assertions.
Nov. 18, 1881. Charlotte Hotel Building.
PATENTS. , . :;
We continue to act as Solicitors for Patents.
Caveats, Trade Marks, Copyrights, etc., for the
United States, Canada, Cuba, England, France,
Germany, etc. We have had thirty-five years ex
Patents obtained through us are noticed in tne
Scientific American., This large and splendid
illustrated weekly paper, $3 20 a year, shows the
Progress of science, is very interesting, and bas
an enormous circulation. Address MUNN &
CO., Patent Solicitors, Publishers of Scientific
American, 37 Park Row, New York.. Hand
book about Patents sent f i ee. ., ,
Certificate Lost.' : ',;
Application will be made to the proper officers
of tbe Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio Railroad Com
pany, in North Carolina. Ior tbe re-issue oi 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
Certificate Lost.1'. ji ;
Application will be made to the proper officers
of tbe Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio railroad Com
pany, in North Carolina, tor tbe re-issoe oi cer
tificate No. 378, for six (6) shares of the capital
stock of said company, which has been lost or
mislaid. E. NYE HUTCHISON. ,
Oct 21,1881. 2m 1
Spice, .Ginger, &C.. H
A XT' A KnrA liiat vuaivn1 flntAA C inrrn. TJ n n .
Gelatine, Corn Starch, Ground Sage, Fine . Fla
wiLiour & uiuiwJSLdj, uruggists.
Nov. 4, 1881.
AU persons indebted to us by note or account
are reminded that tbe same are now. due. , We
respectfully and earnestly ask all to come forward
at once and make settlement.
On the strength of your promise to par we
have contracted debts which we are bound to
meet It does not therefore seem: unreasonable
in us to demand a settlement of. you. , Call and
' - SPRINGS & BURWELL.
Nov.11,1881. i i ' :
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Castor Oil, v -!
Laudanum, Essences, Tntl's Pill, and all such
Goods as are sold by Country Merchants can be
bad very low at ?, ; Dm T, C. 8M1TH'B , ,
Sept 17,1881. ... Drug Store.
for. sale, ;; ;
Some very desirable property in the city of
.. i.-.-ijr -. Charlotte.,.; . j . .
No, 1 A House with 7 rooms, in a large yard.
beautifully shaded with Elm trees; Well of
water and every convenience usually desired j
located on Trade street, near the Air Line Depot.
Apply to Gen. v. u. mil, Fajetterille, Ark.
No. 2 An Enelisb Cottage with 8 rooms, in a
very quiet, desirable part of the city : good Well
of water. Gas, and all necessary out-buildmss.
Apply to Gen. D, IL Hill. ', i; ;f ,
No.f 3 A large family residence, on Tryon
street, opposite J. L. Morebead'a. It (obtains. . 10
rooms, bas a spacious yard, and ; handsome
grounds. ' ." , v '
Apply to uen. u. a: mil; Or to J; P. Strone.
Editor Home and Democrat, of Mr. Frank Irwin
at City Mills, Charlotte. N. C. ) Vl :j
uct7,1881.- M.-tt, .r
i Wine and Whisky. ;
We have fine brand of wine and whisky, for
mcdicftl use wo tm -
iOck21t 1881. r, WILSON & BURWELL.
Burton's Specific CTmifuge
is safe, surrand of the best quality'
WILSON & BURWELL,
, ! - Sole Agents fox North Carolina.
Nor. 4, 188.1. . V : , , W