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HOMK AND DEMOCRAT.
J. P. STRONG, Editor arid Proprietor. ''
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Friday, December 16, 1881.
n Exempt from Punishment.
We boast that the bam blest citizen is
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entitled to ana receives ine same legal I
protection as our Chief Magistrate: vet
when an officer of the government is I
found guilty of frauds and malfeasance of
office, is the same punishment meted out
in accordance with the laws that is pre
scribed for Smith, who steals five dol
lars from this same officer ? It is impos
sible to comprehend the peculiarrBanctity
attached to the person of an officer of the
Federal government, the exemption from
punishment after , substantial proofs of
guilt. This is to the extent of making a
trial a farce, and it has become so re
garded by the country, who have wit
nessed the burlesque in the late case of
the star route prosecution. This of itself
is a discrimination unworthy of our" free
republican institutions, but it Las been
left for the 47th Congress to perpetrate a
further outrage of rewarding the .'culprit
and giving him an opportunity to continue
in his nefarious ways."
Secor Robeson, who. was known to
have robbed the government of thou
sands,is lobe placed in a position where he
can again replenish his depleted treasury.
What punishment has been inflicted upon
him save a dismissal from office, and hav
ing a competency was of little consequence
to -him. 'As the country does ' not ob
ject to the loss of the money, which it sig
nifies by reinstating Robeson, it only re
mains for others who occupy positions of
trust to do likewise; only procure sufficient
amount to pay liberal counsel fees. The
Pension Bureau 19 know to be a gigantic
swindle, where the list of pensioners, ac
cording to nature, ought to grow less, is
largely increasing each year. What ef
forts are made to stop this? The govern
ment printing concern cost $2,215,939 27
last year, nearly one. quarter ofy a million
mure iuau iu a uu v auu vv ci a uau ji a i
million more than in 1879w , -
Since 1863 more than $32,000,000 have
been appropriated for printing, binding
and lithographing. It may be said that
fully one half of this enormous sum has
been squandered and stolen. The contracts,
ostensibly awarded by committees of the
Senate and House, are actually controled
by one or two men, who have not grown
poor by handling them disinterestedly.
The printing office has been twice enlarged
in three years, and the present report states
that 300,000 more pages of type was set
for documents, etc., this year than last.
It is notorious that many of these publica
tions pass into the hands of book-sellers at
Washington, and tons are sold as waste
paper to junk dealers, often openly by the
cart load. According to the testimony
and vouchers, Capt. Howgate stole out
right about one third of the regular appro
priation for the signal service. He was
bailed in a large amount and that will be
the last of the matter. , If . there be any de
sire for honest administration on ' the part
of some they find themselves in such a
minority that they 'j are powerless. A
spasm of pretended investigation is exhibi
ted after every exposure, which is soon
quieted down and soon forgotton, and the
country will continue to be serai-monthly
startled with more plundering and thiev-
ing with the
sarae result. ' .
President Arthur's message has been
very favorably received by the press, and
there seems to be a unanimous opinion
that it is a plain business like document,
free from partisanship, relating entirely
to the . practical concerns of the people,
showing much wisdom and sound judg
ment. Those differing from him on some
of his recommendations can not fail to see
he is cautious and expresses himself in
such a manner none can find any cause for
adverse criticism. There is one feature
about the message that will ever commend
it to all, it contains no allusion to the
ThU is in such striking contrast
to the customs of his predecessors that we
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regard it as an indication of justice to us,
and that Mr. Arthur will.be President of
the whole country.
Thk New'Yofk Tribune prophesies as
follows-:' "North Carolina, South Carolina
and Georgia are all ripe for revolt from
the solid South. ' A fair vote and honest
count would Bhow heavy anti-Bourbon
majorities in all three States. Whether
they have the leaders capable of bringing
about a successful revolt by next election
is a doubtful question, but sooner or later
the change will come and he is a very san
guine Democrat who thinks it can be de
layed till after the next Presidential elec
tion. Gen. Kilpatrick, late TJ. S. Minister
to Chili, whose death we noticed last
week, was an officer in the Federal army.
He will be remembered as the officer who
ordered a Confederate, soldier to bek hong
at Raleigh, for firing at him and his staff
while riding through the streets of that
citv. aiaw. davfl .after-, thA .nrrflrwW nf
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Gen. W A nnd nf M;r. n,W hi.
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commana arrested ov. v ance ano car-
ried him to Washington to be placed be-
hind prison wallar ' - - '
of the Observer
is quite enthusiastic over the comple
tion of the fifth crossing of Hominy
Creek, and the prospect of being able to
run a train through to Pigeon River early
in January. The engineer, Harvey Ram
seur, proposes to celebrate the 6th day of
January by piloting the iron horse to
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these facts, and look forward to the time
rigeoa luver. All will rejoice to learn
when thelastipike isjdHyen. ' ;uz:fcr, FavettetUklEcaminer.ji:
me uuiteail Comedy.
Thk Guiteau trial is still the all absorb-
iuvciwi, m . asDiugion, out the con-1
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v.vrv juiur. turemeuR in Anrmiv i
complicate the progress of the trial. His
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physician tears Wormley will be unable
uo iu oncuuauB mucn longer, tie is
threatened with erysipelas in the face.
Mr. Scoville says he will not consent to
DrOCeed withont a fnll nanol aAAinr I
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inere,8!nclia feeling of ill-will toward the
r41,v'"cl k,uwiub up mrougnout tnecoun- I
Jry,U might be be8t lhat 80mething should
haPPen t0 8t0P proceedings till public senti-
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uicui, was more quiet, .air. scoville says I
the recent tone of the Press has been little 1
better than offering a premium for the
thinks there has been enough said about
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hanging XiUiteau to the.ga!lows to cause
deep regret in future, because he is sure ifl
that end ever diL come a post mortem
examination would show him to have been
insane. ? Mr. Scoville thinks the-trial will
last at least a month longer, and that coun
sel for the Government who expect a
speedy end will be greatly disappointed.
Mr. Scoville is silent in relation, to the
family having known that Guiteau intend
ed the assassination of President Garfield
and when he complains of the growing
bitterness of the country, that fact has
done much to cause it. It was announced
that Mr. Scoville would lecture in Wash
ington. It created a flutter of excite
number of people pronounce the
step not only unknown in the history of
criminal trials, but unprofessional in the
highest degree. The opinion generally
expressed that the design is to influence
public sentiment before the case goes to
the jury, and is a desperate effort to save
the neck of the assassin. Only few express
a desire of listening to the discourse, and
most probably the lecture will be post
poned for lack of an audience.
"Please send me a copy of your last issue of
Home and Democrat. The P. M. here informs
me that your package failed to reach this P. O.
last Friday, and it has not turned up yet."
Monroe, Dec. 12, 1881.
Dkmoceat kage for Mon
Who is responsible The 1ome and
roe was sent
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tA f hn nnaf rrn Amn I :h4i Attn sr 1 11 vori a xr
at 4 o'clock, Deo. 9. and should have ar
rived at Monroe at 9 o'clock same evening.
There is a continued complaint of non-
arrival of mails, and the post officers should
trace where the defect is, and see that it
is remedied. If this is continued the
attention of the department at Washington I
should be called to it.
No one man, says, the Philadelphia Re
cord, ought to have the power that is
lodged in the Secretary of the Treasury
to deal with fifty million dollars of
government money as his judgment or his
whim may dictate. It is bad enough in a
case where the money belongs to the indi
vidual who coatcola itamovement. . A
millionaire of such proportions is a danger
to the State; but how much worse is the
case where responsibility is unchecked by
Col. Corkhiix telegraphed Dr. Eugene
Grissora to come to Washington and tes
tify as an expert in the case of Guiteau.
lie declined, and we are glad his name
will not figure in such a farce.
Col. John Fornby, editor and proprie-
ter of the Progress, died in Philadel
phia quite suddenly. He) was an elo
quent speaker and a brilliant writer,
not alone popular, but had a host of warm
Gov. Jarvis has commuted the death
sentence ol Jim Greenlee, convicted 01
rape, to imprisonment for life.
Notwithstanding the explanation of
the Topict the press will insist upon
the 000 to spin out those yards of thread.
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Our thankr are tendered to Senator
Vance for public documents.
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Washington, Dec. 12. The President
to-day accepted the resignation of Assist-
ani-oecrewry 01 ine treasury, upton, to
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I take effect Decemoer 31st.
The Senate confirmed Mr. Frelinghuysen
as Secretary of State, unanimously, without
discussion. :' u . ; . ; ' . i
Washington. Dec. 14. It is learned
at the treasury department this after
noon" that ex-Senator Paddock: of Ne
braska, will succeed Assistant" Secretery
Upton, who retires from the treasury to
day. - .
Washington, Dec. 14. The President
sent the following nominations to the
Senate to-day : Navy Commodores Geo.
H. Cooper and John C iieaumon to be
Rear Admirals ; Captains Oscar C. Bad
erer and Stephen B. Luce to be Coramo-
iW Hon. John W. Daniel, of Virginia,
does not seem to be taking , his defeat
sorelv to heart. He says that he la con
soling himself with the thought that the
chickens which the great National Repub
lican party hatched out in that btate will
come home to roost .
i3W The Republican party wishes to
give to the irresponsible: black population
of the great and wealthy ooanties of Edge-
COmbe, Halifax New Hanover, Craven
and the east generally, the entire" control
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I Ot COUUtY matters tne nevying .01 laxea
1 and their disbursement the dispensing of
liustice in the magistrates' courts, and gen-
Uv thft ,ocal overnment of the
people. , As the blacks are easily led by a
1 few white Radicals, this 'will amount to
tnrninff over Eastern North Carolina to
th lander merniaa. nf a limited number of
whites, a large proportion of t whom are
Uhorit Ar .l..r.(.for ; Then will
the reign of plunder and stealing .be re-
stored. We have lived in a conntv: where
things were in this condition, and we know
it to be intolerable. The restoration ot
nAcrrn mftcriaf.ratpa in - thA esutf. inn f)l
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the corrupt county governments as they
were when elected by colored voters, win
depreciate the actual value of property in
Eastern NorthCarblina4Wor doU
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.il&'i) Qhaflotto iomov and Bomoesat;: 8ha?loftie; 0.
It is c-rrentlv reported that the family
of the assassin, Guiteau, were aware of his
intention to shoot
Prasident Garfield I
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vui. vyuritniii dv a vv pmprn t ;nncrrpnmnn i
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who obtained it from a servant girl who J
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was living in the Scoville family when the 1
murder occurred. The irirl has been sent
for and the report will be investigated.
II the family were informed of his inten-
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ought to suffer for not taking active steps
lo prevent n. inis may oe wny tney are
bo anxious to prove hereditary insanity.
It may only prove another sensational ru-
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mori o wmcn me iriai nas Deen very pro-
l'00 A Washington special says :
'It has been privately reported here for some j
tjiiv AIUIIJ UIO lUlUllUU J AIJ1 HIO A lOlUVUI
ore the 2d of Ju,y when the murderous shot
was fired. - The story goes that Guiteau wrote to
his sister. Mrs. Scoville. prior to the 2d of July.
announcing his purpose. Mr. Scoville was ab-
Kuk uuui vuiuigu aii uic biLuc, auu iiib nuc tele
graphed for him to return immediately. Three
telegrams were sent him and forwarded to him,
eight miles to the nearest telegraph office into
the country where he was stopping. He re-
turned to Chicago, and arrived there almost at
tne moment that the news or the assassination
was telegraphed throughout the country. With
out going home, he took a train which left within
an hour after the shooting for Washington."
Amos Home, colored, of Shelby, inflict
ed injuries upon his son Burt, aged 16,
from the effects of which he died. He was
buried, and afterward exhumed and a
po8t mortem held his stomach and liver
were found much swollen and bruised.
The father was committed to jail and it is
hoped indicted for murder. The colored
people are very indignant at the outrage.
Mb. Dossy Battle, we learn from the
Raleigh Observer is to sever his connec
tion with the Tarboro Southerner, and
seek some other field of editorial labor.
A. H. Dowell is to start a new paper
in Raleigh independent in politics, called
the "Daily Chronicle." .
"An Indiana woman has written to Guiteau,
sympathizing with him, and assuring him that
she believes the L.ord ordered him to shoot Mr.
Garfield. She informs him that she has $100,000.
and that her purse is at his service. Guiteau
says after his trial he shall go to Indiana and
marry that woman, as her society will be agree
able and her money comfortable, so that he can
After growing tired of her he might
make it convenient to receive another "in
spiration," and thus rid . himself of her in
a manner peculiarly his own. He is quite
assured that he will be able to convince
the jnry of his "inspiration" theory.
Solicitob General Phillips
pointed his friends and his
much criticized. The Baltimore Ameri
can, Rep., says:
"Solicitor General, Phillips, who has
been Acting Attorney General since Mr.
MacVeagh forsook the duties of his office,
makes the annual report of the Depart
ment of Justice. Readers who have been
looking to it for exposition and discussion
of the Star Route cases will be disappoint
ed, as there is not the slightest allusion
made to them. We suppose that this
omission grows out Of the fact that the
red tape regulations of the circumlocution
office prevented what Sir Joseph Porter
would call the 'omciar recognition of Mr.
Gibson's valuable and exhaustive disclos
ure of the frauds: but, as the document is
already before the country, Mr. Phillips'
course in the matter is of very small im-
The Boston Post is reminded by the
claim of the Republicans that they got the
"spoils" system from President Jackson,
that they do not get their system of deal
ing with Treasury robbers and swindlers
from the same source. In illustration of
President Jackson's methods with that
class of scoundrels, it cites as follows the
case of Tobias Watkins:
"Soon after -Jackson's inauguration it
was discovered that lr. watkins, the
Fourth Auditor, was a defaulter to the
extent of only about two thousand dollars.
The affair caused great excitement at the
capital and throughout the country, in
wondrous contrast with what is witnessed
in our day on the unearthing of frauds of
the most gigantic character. The defal
cation in this case was not a deliberate
swindler, like those of the star route ope
rators, but consisted in using government
money lor temporary and personal relief
from embarrassment, as was believed.
Yet, though moving in the highest circles,
he was induced no information in that
case tried, convicted and imprisoned. It
may be well lor the reader occasionally to
apply to the pretentious Republican party
the test of comparison with the course of
administration in the days of the old ve
teran Democrat, Andrew Jackson."
Repudiation in Virginia Strongly
Condemned by the Retiring Gov
ernor. In his annual message to the
General Assembly, Gov. Holliday thus
refers to the repudiation schemes of the
Mahone party :
"Virginia has been accused of attempt
ing the mean crime of repudiation. It has
been charged the facts here, too, have
gone into history and will show that the
Federal Government or the party direct
ing its destinies, has nsed its patronage,
power, and money to hurry her along that
rugged and disreputable way. If this be
true, then if there be any stigma, it has
been taken from our Commonwealth and
fastened upon the republic, and will be
with difficulty, if ever, erased. The trans
fer will not hide it. It will not disappear
nor die, but will bloom out sooner or later
in unspeakable disasters. If there be any
property especially sacred under such a
Government, it is a public bond. It has
the impress of the State's or the republic's
seal, and its solemn promise to perform.
When broken, the virus of the breach
goes like a Damascus blade to the seat of
life. Parties cannot save either the State
or the republic guilty of that great crime
as well as folly. If an uprising of the
people does not call a halt, and restore the
Government to its ancient ways, then is
ine Bieauy inaruu veguu wwg m
where all republics hitherto have met
their late its days are numbered, and the
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empire is almost in signi.
I JL-fK? oiiK culture in uuuisiaua uaa ul
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late become a thriving industry, ana u- j
I aay promises an aounuiu pruuuubiuu.
The mulberry trees have escaped injury
hf frost, and the silk worms are increas -
ing in quality and numbers handsomely.
- Federal Court.
In the Federal Court the following gen-
tlemen were sworn as jurors: Levi .black,
L D Havnes. CP Stowe. Nathan Mo-
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T S White, B F Smith, Calvin Rogers, E
jricKenDacK. coi.. x jsiacjt, is nuueuijr,
11 Walker, K W McDowell, J 13 Kobin-
80D JasD White, JB Swann, Jasper
Robinson and D B Best
The following compose the petit jury :
Jas F Wilson, J H Walker, L G Heilig,
E C Davidson, Samuel A Garrison, D A
Caldwell,- J C Harty, S J Wearn, W F
Nisbet, F A Archibald," Jeff Hagler, col.,
J W Widenhouse. II T Rhvne. JEW
Au8tin Ja8 H
Bost, W W Dui
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King, W A Leper, Asa
uncan and A J Hood.
The civil case of Holyoke Machine Co.
vs. J. II. Wilson and others, judgment
was taken for want of an answer.
A final decree was filed in the casein
equity of W. S. Gregg vs. Z. Young and
The counsel for Messrs. Clyde, Logan
and Buford, in the Western North Caroli
na Railroad tax case, made a motion for
an injunction against the county commis
sioners of McDowell, Burke and Bun
combe, to prevent the collection of taxes
for the road. The counsel for the respon
dents were not ready, and it was postpon
ed until the first Monday in next Febru
ary, when arguments in the case will be
heard at chambers in Greensboro. On
motion of complainants' counsel the order
granted by Judge Dick some time ago, by
which the collection of the taxes is re
strained, was continued in force until the
date of hearing the arguments on the mo
tion for an injunction.
Indictments were returned against Ed
Sparkling, col., selling whisky without a
license. W. C. Hastings the same. J. 11
Cook, working in distillery without sign
White Reynold, resisting United States
officer. A. A. Stroup, Gaston county, the
iury hied information for illicit distilling.
L. F. Austin, having unstamped tobacco,
judgment suspended on payment of
N. C. Supreme Court Decisions.
The following opinions were delivered
on Monday last : -
State vs. Peter L. Noland, from Hay
wood. Error. Venire de novo.
State vs. John Murdock, from Lin
coln. Appeal by the State dismissed.
Judgment against the prosecutor for costs.
Isaac N. Hays vs. D. A. Hunt, from
Wilkes. No error. Judgment affirmed.
William Haymore vs. Commissioners of
Yadkin county, from Forsyth. Error.
Venire de novo.
Quincy F. Neal, administrator, vs. L. J.
Becknell et als., from Wilkes. No error
O. G. Williams et als. vs. J. W. Wil
liams et als., from Yadkin. Decree in the
court below modified and J. W. Williams
declared a trustee for the heirs of Offie
State vs. Joseph Watts, from Haywood.
No error. Judgment affirmed.
A. W. Robertson vs. J. G. Wall et al.,
from Stokes. Error. Reference to Clerk
of Supreme Court. Plaintiffs appeal.
A. W. Robertson vs. J. G. Wall et al.,
from Stokes. No error. Reference to
Clerk of Supreme Court. Defendant's ap
D. G. McMillan et als. v&. M. A. Bak
er. from Cumberland. "Error. Venire de
R. M. Sloan, Jr., et als. vs. Thomas
McMahon, from Guilford. Appeal dis
missed. J. J. Crump vs. B. M. Thomas, from
Chatham. No error. Judgment affirmed
A Man Made of India Rubber.
The strangest phenomenon we have
seen for a long time is now on view in
Vienna. "Der Gummiraensh." or the
India rubber man, is quite the queerest
fellow imaginable. He is a pale, flaccid
man, with red hair and a bilious com
plexion ; he wears black velvet knicker
bockers, and is very polite. He can seize
the skin of his chest with both hands and
pull it away from his body about 18
inches and raise it to the level of his head;
and yet when he leaves go, instead of this
skin hanging in horrid folds, it goes spread
ing itself again, so that not a crease is to
be discovered. The skin of his nose he
can stretch six inches, and the skin of his
ngers two inches, so that his hands look
sizes No. 20 or 30. He drags at the calf
of his leg, and behold a goodly and trans
lucent membrane, in which can be seen
the ramified network of arteries, pink and
pulsating. This does not hurt him. He
can but enough. You see that he well
deserves his title of "Gummimensch."
What with his cadaverous face and gluey
elasticity he reminds one of Dore's ghast
ly portrayal of the damned in the grand
illustrations of the "Inferno." The medi
cal faculty are highly exercised anent this
man, and they have begged him for the
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smallest strip 01 skin lust lor a micro-
scopical investigation. There has not
been such a case for two centuries, and in
those days 01 course the microscope was
rather primitive. "Gummimensch" is
Bavarian, 32 years of age, married and
has three normal children. He charges
two florins to show himself. His skin
feels like velvet, or rather like the breast
of a plucked fowl, but it is not a sweet
sensation to touch him. Vienna Cor.
One Hundred Shots in llf Seconds.
"Keep your powder dry, said Major
lien. Hancock while a man was pouring a
pail of water into the pocket of a duplex
field magazine gun which was about to be
experimented upon, lhe water was sim
ply to keep the gun barrels cool while
firing rapidly. It was the first time that
the General had teen the gun. Surround
ing the General stood Lieut.-Commander
Gorringe, Gen. Johnston of Alabama,
Col. John Bodine and Judge Gildersleeve
of the American rifle team, the Rev.- O. B
frothing ham and William lieecher, ex
Senator W. W. Eaton . of Connecticut,
and nearly 100 other gentlemen, who bad
been invited to see the gun work.
The gun was composed of two barrels
enclosed in a water pocket. By simple
and strong mechanism at the breech, as
sisted by a feeder, the piece first fired 200
ordinary United fetates cartridges of 45
calibre in 25 seconds. One hundred were
then tried for speed, and the hundred bul
lets were sent into a target in llf seconds.
Then 500 shots were fired in 1 minute 10
I '"It would be just the thing to mow
uowu a Bturuiiug party, earn vfeii. xiu
cock, "if they should get into such a place
as this." The place was a large open
V mwvAAa tnl
space between the outer wall of the fort
and the bea watL
The gun weighs 141 pounds; with car
riage, 571. The one tried yesterday had
been discharged upward of 55,000 times
wunout ine ie lingering. was vne
1 belief of all present that it won d prove a
without the least tinkering. It was the
very effective weapon in the field.
A Seyen-Yeab-Oi.d's Wondebfux.
Escape. Freddie Schmiser, a seven-year-old
boy, living in Bergen Point, N. J.,
while returning from an errand, attempted
to cross the railroad track near Linnet
street. . 10 do so he had to climb an em
bankment.' Jubt as he stepped between
the rails, an engine, hurrying to meet a
coal train, came rattling down upon him.
What then happened to him he related to
a reporter as he stood, with one hand in
his pocket, the other engaged nervously
hitching a single soiled suspender, and his
eyes directed npon his shoes, out of which
his toes peeped bashfully.
"I was a tummin' atoss the tack," he
said, "when I seen the ingin a-tummur.
I knowed I couldn't git atoss quick enough,
so I started to lun. I lunned up the tack
a little ways and tumbled. I heard the
ingin a-tummin', and I sut my eyes, and
put my face close agin the ground, and it
went over' me, and I got up and lunned
down the bank."
Conductor William uibbons, who was
on the engine with Engineer Brown at the
time, said :
"We were going to meet a due coal
train. As we approached Linnet street
we noticed the little boy appear on the
track three or lour engine lengths ahead
of us. It was impossible to avoid running
over him. Brown pulled the throttle
valve, reversed the lever, and opened the
sand box. We- were horror stricken.
ouaaeniy tne boy leu. we passed over
him like a flash. 1 looked back, expect
ing to see a mangled corpse. 1 saw in
stead the little rascal scampering down
the embankment. I hurried after him,
and ascertained that he was only slightly
scratched on one leg. lie was white as a
sheet. His fear arose principally, I learn
ed, from the expectation of being whipped
when he got home. He did not, in fact,
venture home until 8 or 9 o'clock at
Indian Cotton. The Manchester
Guardian points out that much attention
is devoted in Oldham to the case which
will shortly be presented to Lord Harting-
ton, Secretary for India, in favor of the
encouragement of the growth of cotton in
ndia. lhe Guardian's correspondent at
Oldham says the deputation will consist
of spinners, manufacturers and operators.
Among the points they will urge are the
absence ot crop returns in India, an ad
vantage that the Americans gain by their
system of stating beforehand the extent of
acreage planted. The deputation desire
a similar system of reports organized un
der the central authority, and cousider
that there is no reason why cotton of a
quality equal to the best should not be
grown in India in such quantity as
would sell in Liverpool at 4fd. to 4d. per
pound. They point out that under the
conditions now existing a series of bad
seasons in the American cotton district
would reduce Oldham to beggary. It
would be a serious embarrassment if
America chose to reduce the output or
found it to be more profitable to grow
grain. More Indian cotton is wanted, if
for nothing else than as a make weight
against the gigantic system of American
cotton gambling. They consider that the
output of India might be. increased five
Prof. Hidden had a lot of splendid
quart crystals, which be had taken from
the Hidden mine, in Alexander county,
carefully laid out in a room to themselves,
when, going into the room on the morning
of the 25th of November, there nresented
itself to his view a scene which made him
grieve, lhe hue crystals were broken all
to pieces, lhey lay all over the floor,
and the appearance of the room would
have led one of the uninitiated to the con
clusion that some one had been in it and
oroKen the crystals with a hammer, in a
moment, however, Prof. Hidden reached a
solution of the mystery. Each of these
crystals had in it a cavity and in this
cavity a babble of water. The night of
the 24th of November was the coldest
we have had this season, and on that
night the water in these crystals froze and
broke the crystals to pieces, lhe loss
amounted to about $50. Statesville Land
vv omen uffice deekeks. it is very
noticeable on the books of the White
House and the Government departments
that the number of female applicants for
positions has increased largely in the past
six months. These applications are by no
means confined to asking for clerkships in
the several departments. The female
mind seems to be most bent on Post Offi
ces. It would appear that movement on.
the rost Omces throughout the county
has been inaugurated by the gentler sex.
No woman has yet applied for a United
btates Marshalship, but one in Kansas
wants to be the ilegister ot the land office
in her town. Washington Star.
A Disastrous X iee. On ba turd ay
night last there, was quite a disastrous fire
on the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad,
as the train passed Rocky Mon nt. While
the train was running at good speed,
flames broke out in the car and spread
with such rapidity that there was no op
portunity to save it, and all the contents
were destroyed. The passengers escap
ed. No one was in the baggage compart
ment, in which the fire originated. All
the baggage was lost, ticket box, baggage
list, ejUx The loss is roughly estimated at
f 2,500. JVews and Observer.
An extraordinary amount of capital is
being invested in sheep and cattle raising
in Cuba. Including the horses and mules
owned by the planters, it is calculated
that the value of the cattle of all sorts in
the Trinidad Valley amounts to $1,000,-
000. Great care is bestowed upon the
breeding, and the importation of sheep,
cows, and bulls is increasing largely, no
less than 1,000 head having been deliver
ed from England and the United States at
Cienfuegos alone in a single week.
B3gT" By securing variety in tempera
ture, through planting oysters in different
depths of water, as practiced in Connecti
cut, the scientific American says oysters
can be obtained in a fit condition for the
table every week in the year. The great
er the heat the earlier the oysters will
spawn, i hose in deeper and colder water
will feel the heat later. Some portion of
the oyster field, so to speak, will therefore
be ready for harvesting at all times.
Self-Confessed Mubdeseb.-A man cal
ling himself Charlie Leslie was arrested in
Mobile for burglary, and thinking he was
arrested on a requisition for murder, he
admitted to the detective that he had com
mitted one, but, discovering his error, re
fused to tell where the deed was done.
Samuel B. Robinson; died at Atako,
Coleman county Texas, on the 21st of
November. He was a son of CoL Thos.
Robinson, of Poplar Tent, Cab arras coun
ty. . -
, Local Items, j ; -
.Willi ax Moore, a little colored boy, nine
years old, entered the lot in rear of Brothers
Henderson, and selecting one of the mules that
was hitched there, removed it to the lot back of
Borwell& Springs'. He sallied out in pursuit
of a purchaser, being willing to dispose of the
animal for three dollars. An officer took posses
sion of the precocious mule dealer, and a coun
try man identified the animal as his property.
The boy said he had no home, clothes or any
thing to eat, and took this method to supply his
wants, as the three dollars proceeds of the sale
was a mint in his eye. The boy is too young for
legal punishment and will be bound out.
Rev. Mr. Cheshire, rector of the Episcopal
Church, has organized a Sabbath school, at the
brick school house in the First Ward. - Mr.
Cheshire has only been ' connected ' with the
church a short time, but he is an earnest and
untiring worker, and his efforts to have the
class of children taught by organizing schools in
this manner will be productive of much good.
We trust he will have, as he deserves, the co
operation of all who are in circumstances to aid
and assist in this much needed work. '
We received a catalogue of the Bingham school,
which contains a large amount of information,
and those desirous of sending pupils to this well
known institution of learning, should apply for
a copy. The scholastic year just closed num
bered 258 students, many from Europe and Asia.
As the reputation of the Bingham school is
world spread, it affords us much pleasure to note
its prosperity. . .
Bishop Lyman administered thorite of con
firmation, on Sunday evening, at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church. There was present a large '
congregation who listened with marked interest
to the able and impressive sermon. The ease
and distinctness of Bishop Lyman's delivery
claims the attention of his hearers, and the beau
tiful service of the Church he reads in so im
pressive and f eeliog a manner that the congrega
tion heartily respond.
The policemen came upon a thief, corner of
fifth and B street, with a bag containing two
geese. It is always a fruitful time for theives
near Christmas, but our citizens will find it
necessary to take extra precaution, as this class
will have a "Christmas;" at this season, having
nothing to buy with, fall back on their reserve.
All. must feel a sympathy for the household of
the Rev. Mr. McLaughlin of this county, who has
lost three eons from typhoid fever, his wife and
daughter now lying dangerously ill from the
Tommie, a son of Rev. M. L. Wood, fell over
the stairway railing to the floor below, in Maj.
Dowd's residence on last Thursday. He re
ceived severe injuries on his temple, but we learn
he is improving.
The Rev. N. M. Woods, of Galveston, Texas
has accepted the pastorate of the Second Presby
terian Church of this city. He will take charge in
The dwelling of Mr. H. C. Irwin, on Church
street, caught fire from a defective chimney. It
was soon extinguished damage slight.
Coffee drinkers should read the adver ise-
ment in another column headed Good Coffee.
Death of a Nokth Carolinian in Ala-
bam a. Dr. John W. Sandford, a native of
"jn-euw,in iuibdww, oui, a resident
of Mobile, Alabama, since 1870, died in
that city on the 15th inst.
c . ., 77" 7 a
. Some of the Danes living in Leadville
l10nS "us body called skages,
who centuries ago practised human sacri
fice, and- still hold to it in theory. The
Leadville colony lately met on an anni
versary occasion, and, as a part of the
rites, their leader cut himself ceremonious
ly in the arm, shedding a bowlful of sacri
In New York, on the 12th inst.. Mrs. Jennie
Cobb, wife of B. U. Cobb, Esq.. of Lincoln ton.
aged about 30 years.
In this county, on the 7th inst. bv D. A. Mc-
Cord, Esq., Mr. C. F. Todd and Miss Rosanna
Todd. Also, on the 18th inst, by the same, Mr.
J. W. Montgomery and Miss A. C. Reid.
In Chesterfield. S. C on the 6th inst. Rer. J.
E. Thompson of the N. C. Conference, (late of
Calvary Church of this city,)" and Miss Rosa
In this county, on the 7th inst. Mr. James
Cochrane and Miss Mollie Alexander of Steele
In Cabarrus countv. on the 17th nit . Mr:
Francis W. Bost and Miss Frances A Bingham. ;
In Greensboro, by the Rev. Mr. Wilson of
Hillsboro. Mr. Tvre Glenn of Statesville. and
miss natie, daughter or capt Geo. H. Gregory.
cause most people do not know how to select
il p i i. 'S or masing.
X V VUIWIG UICW3 uuuvuiuca iao UVKIX UUX OlUUJ.
Thnrber nartnirn nnffoea m pefiA ho an r.
pert who understands the art of blendinz various
flavors. They are roasted in the most perfect
manner m la impossible to roast well to small
quantities,) then put in pound packages in the
oean, not ground,) nearing our signature as a
guarantee of genuineness, and each package con
tains tne 'inurber recipe lor making good Coffee,
We pack two kinds, Thurber's "No. 84." stronir
and pungent, Thurber's "No. 41," mild and rich.
One or the other will suit every taste. They
have the three great points, good quality, Konett
quantity, reasonable price. Ask your Grocer for
Tauroers roasted UoWee in vound vackaae. "No.
34" or "Ifb. 41." Do not be nut off with anv
other kind your own palate will tell you what
Where persons desire it we also furnish the
I&eaV Coffee-pot the aimplest. best and cheap
est coffee-pot in existence. Grocers who sell our
Coffee keep them. Ask for descriptive circular.
H. K. & F. B. THTJRBER & CO..
Importers, Wholesale Grocers and Coffee Roast-
ers,New York. .
P. S. As the largest dealers in food products
in the world, we consider it our interest to manu
facture only pure and wholesome goods and
pack them in a tidy and satisfactory manner.
All goods bearing our name are guaranteed to be
of superior quality, pure and wholesome, and deal
ers are authorized to refund the . purchase price
in any case where customers have cause for dis
satisfaction. It is therefore to the interest of
both dealers and consumers to use Thurber's
Dec. 16, 1881. 4w
CHARLOTTE MARKET, Dee. 15, 1881
Cotton market quiet at the following quota
tions: Good Middling 111. Middling 11. Low
l Mid d line 10U. Stains and Tin 8 to
n0nr. from wairona. ta.7Bn- r iitti-
offering ; Corn and Meal In demand at 80 to 85
Peas 92 cents per bushel : Sweet Potatoes in
demand at 75 cents. ' '
Bacon, from stores, by retail 11 ' centa per
pound, and by the , box 10& ; Pork, from
j wagons, 9 cents per pound ; Beef 5. .
Fresh Butter 18 to 20 cents per pound ; Chick
ens 10 to 15 each dull ; Eggfl in demand at 20
to 25 cents per dozen. '
LIVERPOOL, Dec. 15. 188L
Cotton steady Middling Uplands 8.9-16 pence.
, : 7 NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 1881.
Cotton dull Middling Uplands lljf.f
1,200 Acres of Valuable Lands.
By virtue of a decree of the Superior Court of
the county of Mecklenburg, we will sell at Pub
lic Auction, at the Court House door in the city '
of Charlotte, on Monday the 16th day of January,
1882, the Lands which were owned by the late
Mary M. Wallace. - i
The Home Place, 4 miles -from the city of ,
Charlotte on the Lawyers road, contains 408 .
acres, wiih a large Brick Dwelling House, good
Barns and other improvements. ' ,
The Allen Place contains 267 acres, is 4 miles .
from the city, adjoins the Home Place, and lies
between the Lawyers road and the Monroe road. ,
The Wynens Place, on the Potter road, con
tains 133 acres, adjoins the Home Place and it '
ahnnt thn Minn rimtanrofmm thA f!5tv ' t
The Wilson Place, on the Lawyers road, 6 miles ;
from Charlotte, contains 823 acres. - , r - :
The Brumley Place, on Reedy Creek, 7 miles
from Charlotte, contains 97 acres. .
We will also sell a valuable Gold Mine In'
Union county, near ; Matthews', known as the
Henry Phifer Mine. -, -r- , ;
The Home tract, the Allen tract, and the Wil
son tract, each, will first be offered in lota and,
then as a whole. ' 1 ' "'
This sale is made subject to the ratification and
approval of the Court. 1 - ; . '
Txaacs One tenth cash; balance in two equai
installments at one and two years, with security
and interest from date.
Deeds and Plats can be seen at the Law office of
OSBORNE & MAXWELL,
! - Charlotte, N. 0
Parties desiring to examine th property will
apply to 8. II. Farrow, at the Brick House Place.'
JOHN R. MORRI3, i :
W. C. MAXWELL, :
Dec 2, 1881. tds .Commissioners.
IMPORTANT SALE f ;
Of Personal Property. '
Having duly qualified as Administrators of the
estate of the late James L. Grier, we will sell, on
Wednesday the 28th day of December, .1881, at
the residence of the late intestate, in Steel Creek
Township, the following described Personal
Property, to-wit: 8 valuable Mules, 1 valuable
Horse, 8 head of Cattle, about. 800 bushels of
Corn, about 75 bushels of Wheat, 2 good Wagons,
1 good Buggy, a lot of Oats and Provender,
Farming Utensils, about 1,500 lbs. of Pork, a lot
of Stock Hogs, Household and Kitchen Furni
ture, and other personal property usual to a
Plantation, and about 8 bales of Cotton, ., ti,-.xi
Terms made known on day of sale.
THOS. P. GRIER,
J. WALTER POTTS, u
Administrators of James L Grier.
, Dec. 9, 1881. i. Swpd... i . h . ! ;;
Having this day Qualified as the Administra
tors of the estate of J. L Grier, deceased, all per
sons having claims against said estate are hereby
notified to present the same for payment to lhe
undersigned, on or before the 10th day of Dec
1882. or this notice will be plead in bar of a re
covery. THOS. if. UKUEKj,
J. WALTlJUf rUl'lB, -
Administrators of J, L. Grier.
Dec 5, 1881. 6wpd. : ; .n'h
Your Last Chance!
Our business will be positively , closed by
January 1st, 1882, and in order to dispose of the
balance of our Stock during this month, we have
concluded to offer Great Sacrifices. Do mot. fail
to take advantage of this important sale, 7W
offer extraordinary bargains in . ; ; : r , ; ,,.,;?
Boys and Hen's Clothing. -
For sale at my residence one Crimson
Parlor Set, One Walnut - Bed-room Set,- One
Handsome Walnut Sideboard, Two Poplar Bed
room Sets, Centre Tables, and general household
furniture. Possession given at once. : . -v.
H. MORRIS & BROS.
I Dec- 9 1881-
A LARGE . . ,
And Varied Stock
CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY GOODS
TIDDY'S Book Store.
Dec. 9, 1881. , .
Trees for Delivery.
My trees are now ready for delivery, 'opposite
Mr. Allen Cruse's residence, on Tryon street, be
tween 5th and 6th. A fine lot of Trees, Plants,
Flowers and Flower Seed on hand. Anything
in my line furnished on short notice. . .
T. W. SPARROW,
Dec. 9, 1881. Charlotte, N. C.
OUR SECOND STOCK, i, a
This season has just been received, and we ask a
thorough examination of the same, before . you
make your purchases. We will, at the very low-,
est market prices, satisfy all your wants In
Tickings, Calicoes, Ginghams, Cotton and Woolen
Flannels, Table Damask and Napkins, Dress
Goods and Trimmings, Buttons, Hosiery, Gloves,
Valises, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes and Clothing. (
: We have a large lot of
selling at a great sacrifice. ;
that we are
We sell the best Corset In the world if It
breaks with aix month' ordinary wear we will ,
give you ten dottan. Ask for t .hi ,s . i t
Warner's Coraline; Corset ;
We have a bargain counter for Dresa Goods
oawiich will be found goods at 25 cents per
yard worth 50 cents. An examination of our
Stock will convince you that all we say is true. :
T. L. SEIGLE & CO.
ALEXANDER & HARRIS
Are carrying an Immense Stock of ,
J i r
This season. Also the best shirts la the market
f or the money.
A nice line of Hats, Flannel Shirts, Pant
GoOds, etc. ; 1 J-,;'
ALEXANDER & HARRIS.
Dec.1, 1881. . j i ") v
Lumber! Lumber!! -1
LUMBER! ! ! - , 1: : ?J !
I am prepared to furnish Lumber to per sens
desiring the same in any quantity. - . .! :.
I have Steam and Water Mills, and can saw
Lumber or Giind Grain at any time.
Address, Dr. L J. Sloan, Charlotte, N. (X
L 3. SLOAN.
Dec. 2, 1881.
THE NEW FEED
I P.OTlfMT ft QTfiTNI QTHIJI?
WiUlUlOOlWDI O A VJ XwiS
. - Have now in store uk;-mi
1 Car Load Patapsco Patent Process Flonr: -
. . - m
Waverly Extra Family Flour.1
Yellow Corn. " -White
Corn. " '!'
-Hay, Graham Flour & Pearl Grits.
The above goods were bought at lowest cash
prices and we invite the public to give us a trial
before purchasing' elsewhere, as we are; con
vinced we can make It to your Interest to do sa 1
rw n ,oo, . MALL CO.
, AOOl XJ
- ' 'Turkeys, Geese,' mu-i V
Buckwheat Flour, New Orleans Hoiastei asid
M XS. M. HOWELL'S, t
Nov. 23, 1881.