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Ihe OhapioUs Homo aad iemoci 6.
Home and Democrat.
CHARLOTTE, N. O.
Correspondence of the Home and Democrat.
New Yoek, Dec. 5, 1881.
Editor Home and Democrat: Iu the
World's letter from Atlanta to-day, us
correspondent says,: ? . . '
"The acreage to cotton in the Southern States
has steadily and enormously increased. North
SSoUna; which was until a few years ago con
sldered practically out of the cotton belt, u every
vear Screasing its acreage and its y eld per acre,
2d has now plssibly the finest specimens of cot
ton on exhibition here."
I am glad to see that Gen. Clingman,
who is now here, is doing the State good
service by a plain statement of facts in an
article in this morning's Sun. He says
that a walnut tree was cut in Madison
county, transported to London, and there
sold for $12.76. That these trees are now
worth from $1 to $25 each, in the forest.
This is onlv one of many important facts
which he states, concisely, and over his
own name, which is so well known as to
command attention and respect.
Id his morning sermon in Grace Church
yesterday, Dr. Potter remarked, that the
services which had just been read were
parts of books written more than three
thousand years ago, and of others written
nearly two thousand years ago from the
Books of Isaiah, Luke, the Psalms, and
Paul's Epistle to the Romans. These
had comedown through all these cen
turies, as no other writings had; had
been translated by the American Bible
Society into two hundred and eleven dif
ferent languages, and received by people
throughout all the world who spoke those
languages. Could there be stronger tes
timony their adaptability to man's na
ture and needs, and to their Divine origin?
He closed his sermon by alluding to the
death during the past week of James It.
Edson, one of the Vestrymen of the
church, whose long life, modest, faithful,
just, had been an embodiment, so to speak,
of the spirit of those ancient and Divine
writings, and a testimony to their verity.
I had no knowledge of Mr. Edson, had
never heard of him ; but if he deserved
what was so feelingly and beautifully said
of him by his Pastor who did know him,
happy is he happy was he in life, happier
is he in death.
I greatly regret to Bee that you have
had another case of lynching in North
Carolina. That system of jurisprudence
is bad enough in frontier settlements and
semi-civilized people ; but ought never to
be resorted to in old and intelligent and
law-abiding communities like yours.
There is no justification for it, even in the
few instances of its occurrence within a
year past, for those were such clear cases
of outrage and murder that there could
not be a doubt in .the mind of any one
that the law would have been executed in
a legal way, and then no man would have
had to reproach himself, as every con
scientious man engaged in these lynchings
will assuredly do. The example is inex
pressibly bad and dangerous. Who will
guarantee that only the guilty shall be
strung up? I hope that the press and all
good public sentiment will be stirred up
against any kind of mob law.
I have not mentioned the trial of
Guiteau in any of my letters the tele
graph anticipates anything that I could
write. But in the testimony of Senator
Davis, now President of the Senate, who
was called as a witness, with about as
much propriety as would be a call upon
the King of the Sandwich Islands or Sit
ting Bull, I find these remarkable answers
to the questions of Guiteau's counsel :
"There is only one way in which the Republi
can party can be destroyed. The disruption of
the Democratic party would destroy it. (Laugh
ter.) The Republican party is an extraordinary
organization. I do not believe it will die until
the Democratic party is dead. (Laughter.) I do
not think that the success of any political party
would imperil the republic. I do not believe that
at all. 1 think that the Southern people are the
last people in the world to desire to go into any
war. If there be any war it will come from some
where else than the South."
There is in this city, among the many
charitable institutions, an "Association
for the Poor," which is under the direc
tion of some men well known for their ex
cellent character. Its object is "the per
manent improvement of the poor, and the
reduction of vagrancy and pauperism, by
stopping indiscriminate alms-giving, pre
venting imposture, and at the same time
taking care to relieve every deserving
case, making employment the basis of re
lief, and endeavoring to elevate the home
hie, the health, and the habits of the poor,
Every contributor to the fuuds of the As
sociation is at liberty to refer an appli
cant to the olhce, by a printed tortn,
which, when delivered, eutitle.s the needy
person to a prompt inquiry iuto the pro
priety of relief. It is a fact very signifi
cant of the good effect of the Association,
that of the many thousands of such orders
signed by members, during the year 1880,
only C5 per cent were presented at the
office; of these 65 per cent, 4 per cent
gave a wrong address, 29 per cent was
found to be unworthy. So that 52 per
cent, a little more than half of those who
received orders, were relieved ; whilst all
might have been if worthy. These facts
are significant. They show how wrong
it is to give indiscriminately, where one
cannot possibly know of the condition or
wants or worthiness of the beggar. By
far the largest amount is, however, given
in this way. It is hard to refuse what
seems to be a pitiful case, and so money
is wasted upon im postern, drunkards,
tramps. I had one notable case latelv.
An old woman had been in the babbit of
mounting the stairs to ray office, and mak
ing a mute appeal. She had not a good
countenance, but as such people are us
ually satisfied to offer a "God bless you"
for the gift of a penny, she generally got
it the benediction was cheap at that cost.
But on ono occasion she came when no
one had time to attend to her, and there
upon she broke out with such a volley of
profanity as would have made a sailor
open his eyes, or shut his ears. I have
not seeu her since. But to return to the
Association. Its late circular says:
"Almsgiving is not chanty ; it destroys self-respect
aud fosters fraud. The respectable poor
rarelybeg. If you cannot verify an applicant's
story yourself, then refer it to those who will do
it, promptly and thoroughly. This Association
will investigate all SDOlications referred to it hv
members, and report the facts within Ucenty-four
uuui. iimneuwe renei is given to tne needy
and it is sought, by helping men to help them
ov-ica, locuecKine growth ol professional pau
How many of your lady readers who
wear calico I suppose some still wear it
know the origin of the name calico,
from Calient, or Calcutta, in India, from
Which, a Century auro. the finest and mnat
ostly fabrics came,. when cotton was pro-
uveu wmj iu iinia, anu woven chiefly
there, by hand looms, which Ptnnln.
myriads of people. The Enclil. nl
Americans have, with their imnrnv
machinery, driven them all to other occu
nn;na thioflv iicrricuU are.
uauvHn . j o . -
people, who had made cotton fabrics of so
fine a texture that a lady' dress could be
passed through her linger nng,
to wear cotton grown by blare labor in
the South and spun and woven in fcng-
At uniirumpr'n Convention" in In
diana it was stated that the export of but
ter had fallen oti 50 per ceni in oie-
quence ot adulteration, oicuujiS...
having taken the place of the genuine arti
cle. In adulteration 40 per ceuu ui uuue.
is used and 60 per cent of butterine. The
manufacture of this spurious article was
stated to have become one ot the principal
.,;r,aaa iVf ui-Pst.H of Chicaero. Even when
the manufacturers mark the article, as re
quired by law, the middle-men remove
the marks and sell as Duucr.
Mahone and the Republican Party Heavy
The Tw York Tribune, which is as
fair n exoonent of Republican principles
as any of them all, said the other day, in
reference to the ttepuDiican pany rewaru
in Mfthnne. of Virginia, for something or
other done by him, by taking care of his
intimate friends, Gorham ana ruaaieoer-
"They say these two men must be car
ried because the balance of power, Sena
tor Mahone, of Virginia, demands it. It
is he who lies these heavy dead weights to
the party. Is this indeed so? And is
this Mr. Mahone's prioe for for what ?
We really do not know. The largeness of
the irice is plain, but we fail to see any
adequate consideration. There lias been
some talk about bargain ana sale in this
matter, but all as though Republicans
were buying Mahone. Isn't there some
mistake about it? Isn't Mahone buying
the party? And isn't he getting it very
cheap? On the whole, would it not be
well, before any further steps are taken in
t hi transaction, for ReDublicans to con
sider all the circumstances, and decide
whether this is lor tbera a purchase or a
The Philadelphia Evening Telegraph,
another Republican paper, says:
"Neither Vircrinia nor anv other South-
em State is to be Republicanized by such
devices. That there should be and will
be two opposing parties in the South is
inevitable, but the office seeker, spoils
hunting Mahones will not create a Repub
lican party there. That which is going to
i . .v it e a. j .
ao it is ine conservative poupy oi iraue
uhifVi in rrrnwinor nn then bv the aid of
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Northern Republican capital and Capital
s' o Tho Atlanta C.tt 1 fn V r nnoitinn
which 19 brineriner the Northern manufac-
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turers and the Southern producers face to
ISVc, will uu IMUl e iu inrpuuiiiauiw iug
South than all the Mahones in the South.
The Atlanta Cotton Exposition is a prac
tical means to a certain end aimed at by
Radical reconstruction ants and bargains
and sales and encouragement of carpet-
Daggers, ah tuese means are lauures,
and the only plan which will succeed will
be that of proving that the Republican
1 t a 1 ..! 3
principles are tne oest ior me wenare ana
mafprial nrosnfiritv of the South, and that
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there must be a Republican party there to
establish the triumph of those principles.
T. in llt infprpst. of llw fionlh t.n hpp.nme
Republican, and not before, no matter
how many Mahones are oougot.
The Insanity Plea.
Granting that "insanity" is a legiti
mate defense in homicide, the trial of
Guiteau has been conducted in such a
way as to test his plea most thoroughly.
So far as concerns the condition of the
man's mind, his own behavior and testi
mony must have given the jury a much
clearer perception than they could have
obtained from any number of experts.
Indeed, it is not easy to see what the
medical experts are to do in this case.
They will have their opinions, and these
doubtless will vary widely concerning
Guiteau s moral responsibility for his
crime. Bat the jury has not anything to
do with that. Guiteau understood what
he was doing and what the consequence
would be. lie was fully aware that he
would be amenable to law. There can be
no doubt upon this point and all the rest
is mere ethical hair-splitting. The old
indictments used to sav that a man com
mitted a crime at the instigation of the
devil, but the man was held accountable
all the same. Guiteau may have a real
conviction that he was led to his act by
Divine command, yet his relation .to
society remains precisely the same, and it
is only in his relations to society that we
have anything to do with him. liis rela
tions with his Maker it is not for a human
tribunal to pass upon. Judge Cox has
been subjected to a good deal of un
deserved criticism, but he will deserve
severe censure if he fail to explain this
matter n the jury very clearly. Phila
The Robbek Party. The ReDiiblican
party is the great robber party of Ameri
ca. It has richlv achieved this loftv dis
tinction. It sits upon this bad eminence
without a rival.
It robbed the people of their peace, hav
ing eet brother against brother and section
arainst section, and overwhelmed the
country in a fratricidal war.
it robbed the people of their right to
choose their ruler it robbed them of
honestv and honor and manhood, and nut
in the place of these great virtues corrup
tion and bribery and perjury. And i
still robs and rules by its robberies th
Well does our excellent contemporary
the Greenville Advocate, exclaim :
"What a robber is this, the party of
moral ideas ! Kobber of the National
Treasury, robber of pension money, rob
ber of the postal service, robber of the
Freedman's Bureau, robber of almost every
department at Washington, and now rob
Der ot the creditors ot a sovereign State
Mrs. Garfield's New Silk Dress.
Within the last few weeks the ladies of
the Silk Culture Association have reeled
sufficient raw silk from Gocaons raised
during the summer to weave into a gown,
which is to be presented to Mrs. Garfield.
The quality of the silk is said to equal that
of the best Italian, which is the fittest pro
duced. Ilamie & Booth, silk manufac
turers, of Patterson, N. J., will make the
suk into a pattern equal to the best French
designs. When finished this garment will
nave tne distinction ol being the nrst en
tirely silk fabric made in America.' The
worms that spun the rich thread were
even hatched in this vicinity. Philadel
ISf" With the approach of a new Con
gress there comes the shadow of the pe
rennial lobbyist.' .A Washington corres
pondent of the New York Times is alarm
ed over a gigantic lobby said to be organ
izing to press enormous claims against
N. C. NEWS.
' Wilmington is the only Southern port
except New Orleans that shows an in
crease of cotton receipts over last year.
Mr. V. C. Lentz, of Dry's Mill, this
county, last week gathered a second crop
ot apples from a tree in his orchard. The
apples were large, ripe and fully eqnal
to those of the first crop. Concord
SrEEPY Justice. -The two negroes
who waylaid and killed and robbed Mr.
Thos. Lynch of Oxford last week, were
taken from the Jail and hanged by citi
zens of Granville county. The villains
confessed their guilt. The Raleigh Ob
server savs : In their coniession the
doomed men stated that they had planned
to kill one of three men, or, if possible, all
of the three. These three were Mr. Lynch,
Mr. Brogden and Mr. Clements, the latter
being the Register of Deeds of Granville
county. All these gentlemen live in the
suburbs of the town. Mr. Lynch, whom
thev murdered, was the only one of the
three they were able to come np with. .
A pair of mules being driven by a young
man named George Johnston, in Rowan
county, last Monday, ran away and
threw the young man against a tree.
He walked to his house, lay down on a
bed and soon expired. Salisbury Watch
JSP The Asheville Citizen states that
the superintendent of convicts on the
Western North Carolina Railroad is having
stockades put up on the Ducktown line,
west of pigeon Hiver. It will not be long
before the convicts will be transferred from
the Paint Rock line.
A brutal murder was committed in
Battleboro last Saturday morning. A
white woman, Mary Eliza Hawkins, was
killed by a negro man, who placed the
body upon the Kail road track, where it
was terribly mangled. The murderer was
arrested and placed in the Nashville jail.
- Oxford Free Lance.
Sudden Death. 'On Monday Mrs.
Caroline Black was taken with a stroke of
paralysis and rendered speechless. She
lingered until H o'clock of the same
evening, when death relieved her. Mr.
Rulus Stalling, of Perquimans county,
was severely cut in an atlray at feandy
Cross, from which he instantly died.
Captain Josiah Simmon, an old and re
spected citizen dropped dead at the resi
dence of his son in this city, on Saturday
night, at about eight o clock, liis com
plaint was heart disease. Elizabeth City
The River Fbee. The Fayetleville
Examiner says that the Cape Fear Navi
gation Company received, a few days ago,
lrom the U. b. Government, a check tor
$10,000, the sum named in the act of the
TJ. S. Congress to be paid the company
for the surrender of their rights in the
Cape Fear River. The deed of surrender
has been signed, sealed aud delivered, and
the river is now free to all navigators and
all craft. 1 he next thing is to increase
the depth of water, which practical men
say can be done. It is not probable that
anything will be done in that direction
until the season of low water, which may
be expected during next summer.
A Dwelling Burned. There was
great excitement last Friday night, when
the alarm of fire was raised. Everybody
rushed from their houses to see whose
building was burning, and the flames
bursting from the roof of Mr. James
Moore's residence sooq attracted a crowd
to the 6cene. The alarm was given too
late, for although every effort was made
to save the building, the flames could not
be stayed, but the furniture was all hur
riedly carried out and saved, though much
of it badly damaged. The origin of the
tire i unknown. The building was
quite a comfortable dwelling, and its de
struction is a serious loss to its owner, as
there was no insurance. Chatham lie
cord. A Paragon Among Girls. There is a
young lady iu this city, yet a school girl,
whose lite is at this time a really remark
able one. She resides with her brother.
who is a widower with several children.
In the morning she tidies the house and
cooks the breakfast for the family. She
passes the day at school, and on her re
turn in the afternoon attends to sewing
for the household and cooks the supper
and after supper she teaches a
small night school of her own.
Durinir the past three years she
has not missed a lesson, nor has she had a
mark against her for being late at school
during that entire time. If this young
lady doesn't make a splended wife for
some lucky fellow some of these days then
a sore lack of appreciation will be evident
somewhere. Wilmington Star.
Asheville Citizen : The new buildings
going up in all parts of the city are abso
lutely astonishing to our inhabitants, and
our contractors all say they are crowded
with orders. Many more are already con
tracted for, to be erected early in the
spring. Died, last Saturday, Julian, lit
tle sou of Hon. James H. Merrimon. He
had been afflicted all his life with heart
disease, and died suddenly. One of the
most creditable expenditures made by our
county authorities is for the erection of
the iron bridge across the French Broad
River at this place. This bridge has to
accommodate traffic for many coun
ties. Capt. C. C. McPhail, in charge
of the Richmond and Danville Railroad
department at the Atlanta exposition, says
he knows of over one hundred and sixty
people who have left Atlanta to come to
western North Carolina, attracted by the
display of minerals, timbers, &c. We
know of several parties now in our western
counties examining some mines with a view
of purchasing. The western half of North
Carolina is the richest spot of equal extent
in tne union.
Thrown into a Well. The little four
year old son of Mr. Will Misenheimer,
who lives a mile or two from town, had a
preuy severe nan hour s experience in a
deep well, in his father's yard, last Tues
day, bometime during the afternoon a
little sister heard her brother calling and
cryi"g ad being pnzzled to know from
whence theories came, went into the house
and told her mother. Mrs. Misenheimer
came out and hearing her little son calling,
went to the well and looked down, when
she saw him with his head just out of the
water. The bucket was lowered and he
got into it and was drawn to the top. He
had been in the well for half an hour.
On the back of his head was a severe gash,
which was sewed up by Dr. John Hender
son. The doctor's attention and a good
night's rest,bronght the little fellow around
all right. The boy says he was thrown
into the well by a negro woman who lives
on the place, named Lou Pharr, and the
matter will receive a thorough investiga
tion. The well is 47 feet deep, but fortun
ately there was only three feet of water
in it, or the little boy would surely
have been drowned. Concord Sun.
A plot to fire the palace and kidnap the
Czar has been discovered, and a number
of students and government officials have
been arrested in St. Petersburg. r
Burned in Their Bed. Scranton,Pa.,
December 1. During a fire this morning
an old lady . named McCarthy and a
Mrs. Reed perished in the flames while in
Senator Hill of Georgia now speaks with
a perceptible tisp, but his physicians as
sure him that it will wear off, and that
the cancer on his tongue may be consider
Prof. Summer of Yale says that the
present college fashion is to "teach a bit
of Latin, a bit of Greek, a bit of biology,
and bit of something else, so that in the
result men hardly know anything."
The sum of $1,000 damages has just
been awarded by a Western court to a
man who caught cold while riding in an
emigrant car, when, as he claimed, he
was entitled by his ticket to a seat in a par
ISF" In the Democratic caucus Mr.
Proctor Knott introduced a resolution
indorsing the Democratic plank in the
platforms of 1876 and 1880 concern-
ing a taiill lor revenue, but it was
postponed indefinitely by a vote of 53 to
Lafayette, Ind., Dec. 1. Last even
ing E. M. Weaver and Elizabeth Stanley,
members of a band of English gypsies en
camped near this city, were married by
Justice Weaver. Before the coremouy
the bride compelled the groom to swear
on the Bible than henceforth he would not
touch a drop of intoxicating liquors unless
presented to him by her.
The National Christian Association,
which wants the name of Deity inserted
in the constitution of the United States
and is opposed to all secret societies, held
a national convention in Galesburg, 111.,
December 1 and 2. The call said: "The
Lord Jesus Christ will not be supreme in
the churches while they fellowship a sys
tem hostile to Him, nor will the nation
confess Him while its affairs are controll
ed by the ledge power."
I-Hf The American delegates to the
Ecumenical Methodist Conference have
united in a call for a centennial cenference
to be held in December, 1884, the centen
ary of the organiz'ition of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, to be composed of rep
resentatives of all the Methodist banches
in the United States. It is probable that
the conferer.ee will be held in Baltimore,
where in 1184 the Methodist Episcopal
Church was organized.
A man about sixty years of age shot
himself through the head while sitting in
Lincoln Park, Cincinnati, a few days ago.
He was a stranger, and no one knew who
he was nntil was found the following on a
scrap of paper in one of hia pockets:
"November 28th, 9:30 a. m. Please notily
M. B. Kukuk, of Hoboken, N. J., that I
am dead. Charles Kukuk," A valuable
gold watch and $30 in money were found
on his body. What was the secret of the
unfortunate man's taking his own life ?
Perhaps his brother may be able to throw
some light on the affair.
A means of getting rid of mutilated cur
rency has been discovered in the St. Louis
churches, where the coins are dropped in
the collector's box. Prominent ministers
there are reported, as saying that the ef
fort to pass mutilated money has been
productive of more profit to the church
than when all sorts of silver bric-a-brac
was passable. A man now who holds a
punctured half dollar, after essaying to
pass it off for merchandise and being un
successful, finally resorts to the collection
box, and, with the shortsightedness pe
culiar to roguery, he drops a half dollar or
quarter where formerly a nickel or a dime
sufficed. The money, when it accumu
lates, is sent to the United States mint,
where it is received and paid for as bul
lion, entailing a loss of five.per cent.
CSP" The American Vice-Consul at
Pesth reports that four hundred Hun
garian families luve applied to him for
his advice in view of a resolution that they
had taken to emigrate to-this country.
They are all from one vicinity, and are
represented to be skilled farmers and
artisans, and each family having on an
average property of a cash value of 1,000
guldens, or about $400. Being told of
the difficulties and dangers of immigrant
life under the best circumstances, they
still persisted in their, determination, say
ing that they could not make any head
way in Hungary, in consequence chiefly
of the heavy taxation and imposts, and
that they had in their number men of
sufficient intelligence and energy to learn
English quickly, and thus become spokes
men for the whole party. At last ac
counts they were making active prepara
tions to sail for New York in a few weeks.
A Debtor's Strange Death.
In a broken voice Mrs. A. H. Mc
Glinchey said that on the 16th instant, at
1 o'clock in the afternoon, while upstairs
attending her husband, who was ill with
fever, she was called down by a voice.
Upon going down she found the constable
in the house. He had climbered over the
fence and gotten in through the kitchen
door. He said to her: "I have got you
at last." He then unlocked the front door
and let in constables Hickman and Dillin.
Mr. Pritchett levied on the goods down
stairs, even to the playthings of the child,
and as he was about going up stairs she
stopped him, with the exclamation: "For
God's sake, don't go up there; you will
kill my husband." The conversation was
carried on in a loud tone ot voice and
every word was heard by the husband in
the room at the head of the stairs. She
detailed the goods, including the bed upon
which her husband was lying. As she
did this she remarked: "Why you
wouldn't take that, would you?" and he
gruffly replied: "Yes, I can take that
bed, and if you don't get the money in
two hours I will take everything from the
When she went up stairs, after the offi
cer had gone, her husband, who had heard
the conversation between her and the offi
cer, exclaimed, despairingly: "Maggie,
it's all up now; they will take everything,
and what will become of you?" He soon
alter Decame delirious ana remained so
until he died. In grief-stricken tones the
poor woman told of his ravings; how he
would clutch the bedstead to prevent its
being taken from under him. Wilming
ton Del.) News.
Benceni Acquitted. Moses A. Ben-
ceni, white, on trial at Salisbury for the
murder of Thos. Belmore, colored, was ac
quitted on Friday last. The trial occu
pied three days, and about thirty wit
nesses were examined. ine case was
given to the jury Friday night, and after
an hour s absence they returned with a
verdict of "not guilty."
I Congressional. , , ; ry?
Washington, Dec 3. The first regular
session, ol the Jborty-beventh Uongresa
began to-day, and both houses were called
to order at noon. In the Senate, after the
usual interchange of friendly greetings by
members, the Fresident pro tern , Senator
Davis, of Illinois, formally convened the
chamber, and after prayer by the chaplain,
presented the credentials of Senator elect
William Wmdoni, of Minnesota, chosen to
fill the vacancy caused by his resignation
in the term ending March 3d, 1SS3,
said vacancy having been temporarily
filled by appointment of ex-Senator Edger
ton. The House met at noon, roll-call showing
four members absent. Mr. Keifer. of Ohio,
was elected Speaker and the swearing in
of members was proceeded with.
A number of bills and resolutions were
presented and laid over, among which was
one by Beck to provide for the recall of
the trade dollar and its recomage into the
By Mr. Logan to place Gen. Grant on
the retired list of the army.
By Mr. Sherman, to provide for the
issue of 3 per cent, bonds to the amount
of 8300,000,000. the proceeds to be
applied to the redemption of three-and-a-
By Mr. Garland, to provide for the tariff
commission, lhis bill is a substitute for
Mr. Eaton's bill of 1880.
Also by Mr. Morrill to investigate the
Mr. G rover, restricting Chinese immi
gration, being mainly a copy of the vetoed
nlieen passenger bill ot 1879.
Mr. Coke, allotting lands in several Ter
ritories to Indian? on various reservations
and for other purposes.
lhe vote lor Speaker stood: Keifer
14S, Randall 129, Ford S. Necessary to
a choice 143.
Messrs. Fulkersou and Paul, ol - Vir
ginia. Keadiuster. voted lor lVeiter.
Upon calling the States lor swearing in
new members, Mr. Jones ol Texas, ob
jected to swearing Mr. Joseph Wheeler of
Alabama, and after some dispute Mr.
Wheeler stepped aside.
Objections were withdrawn in all cases
except those of Messrs. Chalmers and
Dibble, and all but these two were sworn.
Mr. Chalmers was also sworn after some
further skirmishing. j
Mr. Calkins theu called np the c ise of
Mr. Dibble, of Sooth Carolina, and offered
a resolution referring the matter to the
committee on elections when appointed.
He gave a statement ot the circumstances
under which Mr. Dibble was elected, and
contended that there was no vacancy, in
asmuch as it might be that Mr. Mackey
had originally been elected.
Mr, Brown, ol Indiana, took opposite
ground and argued that Mr. Dibble had
as good a prima facie, right to the seat as
any other member.
Mr. Evins, of South Carolina, moved to
lay Mr. Calkins' resolution on the table
and, it being agreed to, Mr. Dibble ap
peared and qualified.
Mr. McPherson was elected Clerk, the
vote being McPherson 148, Adams 129,
De La Matyr 9.
Messrs. Hooker, Brownlow and Sher
wood were then elected Sergeatit-at-Arms,
Doorkeeper and Postmaster on one vote,
and all the officers were sworn in.
Messrs. Iliscock, Orth and Reagan were
appointed a committee to wait on the
Rev. Fred. D. Powers of Washington,
was elected Chaplain.
Dec. 7. Senator Sherman, Pendleton,
Dawes, Lapham, Bayard and Morgaa were
appointed by the chair on a joint commit
tee lor the preparation of a memorial upon
the death of the late President Garfield.
A large number of bills of a private na
ture, mainly for individual relief, were in
troduced and referred.
The bill introduced by Mr. Ingalls en
abling the people of New Mexico to form
a State government was tabled.
By Mr. Plumb a bill was introduced
making trade dollars leual tender for all
dues, public and private, except where
expressly stipulated otherwise.
By Mr. Call, granting pensions to sol
diers in Mexican, Creek, Seminole aud
Black Hawk war. Referred to pensions
By Mr. Davis, establishing a depart
ment of agiiculture and commerce. Tab
led. Mr. Ingalls introduced a resolution to
give the tranking privilage to Mrs. Gar-
held.. Mr. Saunders ottered a bill to ad
mit the territory of Dakota as a State.
It is generally believed that rabbits are
harmless, but the following, which we clip
from a reliable exchange, if true, thaws
that they are dangerous to an extreme:
"A man out in California was bitten by
a rabbit in September, from the effects of
which he almost lost his life. He was try
ing to catch the rabbits for his little boy,
when the animal bit him on the thumb,
but he took liitle notice of it at the time.
About an hour afterwards his thumb be
gan to pain him severely and swelled rap
idly, so that he sent for a physician, who
thought he must have been bitten by a
rattlesnake. The doctor, at first, could
not believe that it was the bite of the rab
bit that caused the trouble; so, to fully
satisfy himself, he had several rabbits
caught, with which he experimented. He
found that the upper jaw contained a hol
low tooth, from which he extracted a very
poisonous fluid. He ascertained that two
drops of this fluid administered to a lamb
would kill it in less than an hour. It has
been heretofore believed that the rabbit
was in all respects one of the most harm
less of animals."
Strange Affair at a New York Hotkl
Saturday evening two young men, giv
ing the names of Forest Winemiller, of
Poughkeepsie, aud John L. High, of
Reading, Pa., hired a room at the St.
Omer Hotel in New York, to which they
retired at a late hour. Sundaymorning
the report of a pistol was heard in the
room. The hottl officials hurried to the
spot, and found Winemiller suffering from
a shot wound in the abdomen. He was
removed to the New York Hospital,
where his wound was pronounced danger
ous and probably fatal. Winemiller said
that he had shot himself, bat he did not
know how he did it. Restated that his
home was in New tf indsor, Md. He is
about twenty years old and High seven
teen. The latter was anested and held
to await the result of Winemiller's inju
ries. He denies" having ; fired the shot.
Both young men were students at East
man s Business College in l'oughkeepsie.
The police regard the shooting as acci
dental, and ay that both boys were in
such a state ot intoxication as to be un
able to tell which one held the revolver
when it was discharged. A dispatch from
Poughkeep9ie says Winemiller is from
Martinsburg, Md., and that he and High
were close friends.
Comparative Cotton Statement. ? ? :
- The following is .the cotton statement
for the week ending Dec. 2 : -w ifi
Net receipts at all United
States porta 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
Cotton Crop Report
The New Orleans Democrat publishes
special telegram from all portions of the
cotton country giving the latest news of
the condition of the crop.
Reports from Alabama show a decrease
in the crop of 20 per cent, as compared
with that of last year.
In Arkansas the entire crop is gathered
and will range from 40 to 50 per cent, be
low that ot last year.
In Georgia the crop will be generally
one-third short, except around Colum
bus, where the yield is better than last
The yield for Mississippi is about 69
per cent., somewhat less than was antici
pated. In Tennessee the crop will be about 40
per cent, of that of last year.
In Texas the crop will be half an aver-
Livekpooi, Cotton Circular. Liv
erpool, Dec. 2. This week's circular of
the Liverpool Cotton Brokers' Associa
tion says: Cotton was ia good demand
and there was considerable business, re-
ulting in marked advance in American
and East Indian. American was in ac
tive demand, current qualities being of
moderate compass. They were 3-16d.,
and others 1-1 6d. tod. higher; sea island
was in good, general demand, and rather
higher lor medium; Florida futures fluc
tuated iu general 3-16d., but at the close
of the week were 1-1 6d. below the highest
Railway Accident. There was quite
a serious smash-up on the Richmond and
Danville North Carolina Division, just
beyond Thomasville, last Saturday. It
occurred as the Eastern bound train had
reached. that point, and was caused by
the breaking of a rail. The rear car, a
ladies' car and a Bleeper were dragged
over the sills lor lour or hve hundred
yards. The conductor, as soon as the ac
cident occurred, pulled the air brake sig
nal rope, but some, frightened passenger
immediately afterwards pulled it, in his
ignorance giving the signal to take it off.
Iu the ladies' car were about thirty-five
passengers, many of them on their way
from Atlanta, and on the sleeper were
thirteen persons. These cars, after bump
ing furiously along, at a speed of twenty
five miles an hour, on the sills, finally fell
over just as the train reached a small cut
ting, and rested against the side of this
at an angle of about forty degrees. The
passengers were thrown on the lower side
of the car, and about a dozen were more
or less injured. Dr. William H. Davis of
Kittrell, was on board, and looked after
the wounded. He reports to us that the
shock of the overturn was not very great.
A drummer from Baltimore, a Mr. White,
was the worst hurt man. He fell against
the stove, hurt his head badly and was
painfully burned. Another drummer was
hurt about the ankle. A lady from Golds
boro was injured internally but not seri
ously. The other passengers hurt were
mostly scratched or bruised. The cars
were pretty badly broken np. The ma
jority ot the people hurt were in the
ladies car. On board the train were a
number of Raleigh people, on their way
back from Atlanta, among them being
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Primrose, Misses
Maggie aud Annie Williams, and Miss
Bessie Grimes. Mr. Tannahill and daugh
ter, Miss Mamie of New York, were also
on board. None of these were in the
least hurt. Raleigh Observer.
All persons indebted to us by note or account
are reminded that the 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 pay we
have contracted debts which we are bound to
meet. It does not therefore seem unreasonable
in us lo demand a settlement of you. Call and
SPRINGS & BURWELL.
TORRENCE & BAILEY,
College Street Charlotte, N. C,
Handle Grain, Flour, Bran, &c. Cotton stored
Oct. 7, 1881. 6m.
Laudanum, Essences, Tutt's Pills, and all such
Goods as are sold by Country Merchants. can be
bad very low at Dr. T. C. SMITH'S
Sept 1 7, 1 881. Drug Store.
Corner Trade and College Sts., up Stairs,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Oct. 14, 1881.
25,000 lbs. Wheat Bran just received at
Nov. 18, 1881.
2T For Retail Trade, to which we
pay special attention, we buy the best goods to
WILSON & BURWELL,
Sept 30, 1881. Druggists.
The Oldest Barber in the City.
The Ton?orial Art in its various branches has
been curried on by the undersigned at the old
stand, in the CharlotteHotel building, for thirteen
years. The old adtge "practice makes perfect"
assures the public that their beards can be more
smoothly shaved and their hair m-re artistically
cut and dressed, than any place in the city. Give
me a trial and bs convinced of the assertions.
Nov. 18, 1881. - Charlotte Hotel Building.
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 North Carolina,' for the re-issue of cer
tificate No. 378, for six (6) shares of the capital
stock of said company, which has been lost or
mislaid. 15. NY IS HUTCHISON.
Oct 21,1881. 2m
: Skjtatoe Beck. Frankfort, Ky., Dec.
2. -A lOlnt caucus of thA Ttom
the benate and -House was held last niht
tO nominate a candidal n inrTTnifa1 Si.fl
- v.v- uiatcb
Senator to succeed the Hou. James B.
liecK. l nere were ninety-eeven members
present. Senator Beck's name was the
only one presented. After two or three
speeches eulogizing him, he received the
u Manilla (jus vuie oi nie c&ucus. tie was
notified of the action, and made a speech
of thanks. ' The action ol the caucus makes
his election a mere formality.
Singular Suicide A man hv th.
name oi W. R. Mims. a farmer of Mnnmo
I "I VV
county, Alabama, having been locked no
in a ceu oi ine ureenvuie guard house
while drunk, was found dead the nTt
morning, having committed suicide by
stuffing his hat down his throat. The hat
was found to be twisted and thrnst intn
the mouth and throat with neh fnr
that the tongue was dislocated, and some
dimcuity was experienced in removing it.
M ims had been drinking heavily (or sev
WAsniXGTOX. Dec. 3. Assistant Sec
retary of the Treasury Upton has tender-
eu ms resignation.
Sale of City Property.
We will sell at the Court House in Charlntf
on Monday the 2d day of January, 1882, at 12
M., that Lot on Tryon Street, lying between the
property of Jas. Harty and the residence of Mrs.
Jno. M. Springs. It will be sold in four parcels,
two fronting on Tryon Street, each 33x11)8 feet,
and two fronting on Church Street also 33x198
feet On one of the lots is a brick two-story
house, and on another the wooden hou e now
occupied by Mr: Holt.
1 his sale is made under an order of the Su
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
iniormaiion as io me line, occ, apply to .las.
Harty or the undersigned.
H. C. JONES,
Nov. 25,1831. 6w
In consequence of the "Hard Times" we are
offering astonishingly LOW PRICES, on our en
tire une or
We have an elegant stock of FLANNELS.
REPELLANTS, LIN SETS, JEANS, KER
SEYS, Cassimeres, Blankets, Shawls, Cloaks.
Boulevard Skirts, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Trunks,
Heady Made Clothing.
It will pay you to give us a call.
Good calicoes at O 1-4 Cents cash.
Sixteen Rib Umbrellas, a good article. Come
and see us.
BARRINGER & TROTTER.
Nov. 25, 1881.
Having qualified as Administrator of Mrs.
Elizabeth McMillan, deceased, I hereby notify
all persons indebted to her Estate to come for
ward and make settlement, and those bavins
claims against said Estate must present them,
properly autnenticated, to the undersigned with
in 12 months .from date, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery.
O. E. CUNNINGHAM,
Nov.,18, 1881. 6wpd . - Adm'r.
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
March 18, 1881. PERRY'S.
E. J. HALE & SON,
Booksellers and Stationers,
17 Murray Street, NEW YORK,
Invite orders for School, Miscellaneous and Stan
dard Books, and for all kinds of Staple Station
ery. WRITING PAPERS Cap. Letter Note and
BLANK BOOKS, of all Grades.
ENVELOPES, all sizes and colors and quali
ties. SCHOOL SLATES, best quality, all sizes.
Slate and Lead Pencils, Pens, Inks, Mucilage,
Feb 18, 1881. E. J. HALE & SON.
Send for Photographs and Prices.
I sell as cheap as any Furniture House in the
My Btore is 145 feet long on the first floor and
140 feet on Becond story. I carry an
Immense Stock of . Furniture.
I also keep Baby Carriages, Mattresses, Pic
tures, Mouldings, Frames, Window Shades, Cor
nices and Mirrors.
Also, a full line cf Coffins and Caskets.
Thos. W. Andrews, formerly with Mr. Nichols,
is with me.
Come and see us at the White Front.
E. M. ANDREWS,
Successor to E. G. Rogers,
Oct. 28,1881. Trade St., Charlotte, N.C.
JAS. P. IRWIN,
At the old Post-office Stand,
Near the Court House.
Offers to the public, at lowest prices, a fine stock of
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Including various grades of Flour, Sugar and Mo
lasses, Corn Meal, Bacon and Hams. A fine selec
tion of Teas, Coffees and Spices.
Choice Soda Biscuits and Family Crackers.
. Canned Goods, Jellies, Pickles, &c , &c.
Chewing and Smoking Tobaccos and Cigars.
Just received, finest quality of Oatmeal. Also,
10 pound Kits of best Mackerel.
Also, Bran, Mill Feed, Corn and Peas always on
Lanterns and Lamps.
We have now on hand a fine stock of Lanterns
and Glasa Lamps.
WILSON & BURWELL,
Sept 30, 1881. , Druggists.
ISf" Johnston's Ready Prepared Kal
somine, the best article of the kind now in use.
WILSON & BURWELL, Agents.
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