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29 S II Hilton, ass' t justice In
ferior court Nov term . 81, 15 00
1880. PUBLIC SCHOOL FUND CHARGED OFF.
Dec 8. Paid or transferred to public school
fund, being three-fourths net of
the county poll tax for the year
1880. $3,237 8G
(One-fourth $1,079 29 left for the poor.)
Receipts from all sources.
1880 Balance on band Nov. 30 1880, , $755 08
Dec 9. Received from M Alexander sheriff -in
part payment of county taxes
for the year 1880, , . 3,000 00
10 Received from Al E Alexander,
sheriff, three fourths net of the
county poll tax for public school
fund for the year 1880, 3,237 86
Received from M E Alexander,
sheriff, one fourth state poll tax '
for the benefit of the poor for
1881. 1880, ' y 754 45
Jan 10 Received from John A Young CI.-"
C. for unclaimed fees remaining in
his office over three year, 114
17 Received from William Maxwell,
register of deeds for marriage Li
censes for the year 1880, . 197 13
22 John R Erwln, clerk superior court,
for tax on mortgage deeds, $115 90,
buub pi.j oo, ior jury iuna
$28 50, and for unclaimed fees re
maining in his office over three
years $220 58, in all 386 C6
Received from il E Alexander,
sheriff, in part payment of county
taxes for the year 1880, 10,000 00
Feb 1 Received from John R Erwin, clerk
superior court, for jail fees refund
ed in case state against Austin
Sample and Epbraim Sample 56 20
22 M E Alexander, sheriff, in part pay
ment of balance due on county
taxes for the year 1880. 10,000 00
Mch 22 Received from M E Alexander,
sheriff, in part payment of balance
due on county taxes for the year
1880, 8,000 00
Apl 11 Received from W P Griffith, D. S.
for jail fees of Willis Wilson, for
six days, in March 1881, 1 50
26 Received from M E Alexander,
sheriff, for balance due for county
taxes for the year 1880 as per
settlement Januarv 25 1881, 3,673 28
May 5 Received from John A Young C. I. C.
for jail fees of Abb McKee $11 85,
and Ellick Cox $9 85 at February
term Inferior court 1881, 21 70
June 30 Received from Commissio era of
Cabarrus county, for taking Brown
Parks, a pauper, to said county, 11 90
Oct 7. Received from E K P Osborne, for
office rent, for the year ending
Oct 1st 1881 (by Vail) 65 00
10 Received from John E Brown, for
office rent, for the year ending Oct
1st 1881 (by White) 125 00
31 Received from M E Alexander,
sheriff, in part payment for county
taxes for the year 1881, 8,000 00
Nov 10 Received from A Burwell, for
office rent from January 1st 1880
to October 1st 1880, . 56 25
Received from A Burwell, for office
rent, for the year ending Oct 1st
1881, 75 00
to Nov. 30,
statement showing the amount of
accounts paid from Dec 1, 1880,
Poor and poor house, $3,457 57
Superior Court, 2,784 89
County commissioners, 436 50
Coroners and post mortem examina
tions, C10 00
Trisoners, 1,790 15
Roads and bridges, 137 6G
Books and stationery, 66 54
County jail, 206 47
County taxes refunded, 343 00
Advertising and printing, 133 75
Court house, 49 75
Assessors of property, 272 20
County treasurer, for year 1880, 710 00
ContiDgeuts, 256 80
Clerk board county commissioners, 689 65
County coupons paid A & R A L Rail
way Co. 14,035 00
County coupons paid A T & O R R Co, 7,154 00
Registration of voters,
Unclaimed fees paid,
Public school fund transferred,
Balance on hand Nov 30, 1881,
Statement of county revenue for the year 1880
as per settlement with M E Alexander, sheriff,
and the finance committee Jan 25, 1881.
To taxes for general county purposes
on $6,279,525 real and personal pro
perty for the year 1880, 28 cents on
the $100, $17,582 67
Tax on net incomes $19,564 a 1 per ct, 195 64
Tax on 4412 polls a $1.03 on the poll,
Tax on real and personal property for
special county purposes 35 cents on
Tax on merchants purchases for six
months ending Dec 31 1879,
Tax on merchants purchases for six
months ending June 30 1880,
Tax on commission merchants for six
months ending Dec. 31 1879,
Tax on commission merchants for six
months ending June 30 1880,
Tax on liquor dealers purchases for six
months ending Dec 31, 1879,
Tax on liquor dealers purchases for six
months ending June 30, 1880,
Tax on Hotels and Boarding houses for
six months ending Dec 31 1879,
Tax on Hotels and Boarding houses for
six months ending June-30 1880,
Tax on livery stables for six months
ending Dec 31 1879,
Tax on livery stables for six months
ending June 80 1880,
Tax on circuses.
Tax on pedlers license,
Tax on notories public
Tax on billiard tables,
Tax opera troops,
Tax on $1,365.95 unlisted property for
1878 a 95c on $100,
Tax on $35,975 unlisted real and per
sonal property for the year 1879 a
$1.00 on $100,
Tax on $30,298 unlisted real and per
sonal property for year 1880 a 63c
Tax on one poll for year 1878,
Tax on 9 polls for year 1879 a $1.03,
Tax on 38 polls for the year 1880 a
By allowance made by county commis
sioners, 22 67
By 5 per ct. commissions to the sheriff on
$48,327.51, 2,416 37
By balance being the net amount of
taxes for 1880, 45,911 14
Nov 1. To cash from M E Alexander sher
iff in part payment of county taxes
for the year 1880, $8,000
Dec 9. Cash from M E Alexander sheriff do, 3,000
10. Cash from M E Alexander, for
1881. school fund, 3.237 86
Jan 22. Cash from M E Alexander, for
county taxes for 1880, 10,000
Feb 22. Cash from M E Alexander, for
county taxes for 1880, 10,000
Mar 22. Cash from M E Alexander, for
county taxes for 1880, 8.000
Apl 26. Cash from M E Alexander, for
county taxes 1880, 3,673 28
Balance on hand at
Nov 30 1880,
Casu from other aonrcea than from
county taxes as shown in my re
1881 ceipta, lt751 93
Oct 30. Cash from the sheriff in part pay '
ment of county taxes for the year
1881 . 8,000 00
Less for amount received from sheriff for
county taxesNov 1, '80, the same being
accounted for In my last statement Nov
30,1880, 8,000 00
Less for amount received from Sheriff
for county taxes, Nov. 1, 1880, tbe same
being accounted for in my last statement
Nov. 30, '80, ' , 8.000 00
1 48.418 15
Amount of disbursements "brought
ward . ,
Balance on band as shown in my receipts
irom an sources nov 30,1881, $9,503 91
PUBLIC DEBT OF MKCKLENBtfRG COUNTY, NORTH
Bonds issued to Atlanta and Richmond Air.T.;n
railway company, and falling due Nov 1, 1890,
with interest at seven per cent payable semi
annually, .$200,000 00
Bonds issued to Atlantic Tennessee and Ohio
Railroad Company and falling due Novl, 1890,
with interest at seven per cent payable semi-an
nually, $100,000 00
COUPONS OF COUNTY BONDS OTJTBTANIHNol
Atlanta ea K Air-Lane R Way company, $87 50
A.uanuc lenn cc vnio it Way company, 171 50
T a -PTJ1W . if ., . . I
wcBsurerui jriecEienourgcounty soi-l
emnly swear that the foregoing statement of the I
receipts and disbusements of
county is correct to the best of my knowledge
buu ueucr. jj. is. iJiSLiK.,
Treasurer of Mecklenburg County N. C.
Sworn to and subscribed before me, Dec 5, 1881.
JNO. R. ERWIN, Ulerk Superior Court.
Accepted and approved this 7th day of Dec., 1881
T. L. VAIL, Ch'm,
Board County Commissioners.
WJL Maxwem., Clerk, by J. ,W: Cobb, Deputy.
Correspondence of the Home and Democrat.
New Yoek, Dec! 19, 1881.
Editor Home and Democrat : Did you
ever move ? Ever rummage through the
accumulations of twelve years of busy
life? It is a tedious and a sad work,
bringing to light long forgotten letters
that had been treasured because they ut-
terea words ol kindness, or told of sick
ness and death among those dear to me.
Kevmng memories of business transac
tions, some of them disastrous, and com
pelling a mental review of results of long
years of anxious labor. And the dust
and dirt and worry ! In this great citv
perhaps one family in every twenty moves
How they stand it I cannot I
tell. As to people in boarding houses,
wno move on an average about once a
month, that is nothing only the packing
Cm 1 . n
01 a irunK or two ana . tne hiring 01 a
porter ior a aonar. isut preserve me
from ever again going through such a
process as my removal.
in one ot tne courts ot tnis city on
1 1- I.
r riaay last a weaitny man was "given
into his wile s custody, as the court ex
pressed it. Men are so generally in the
custody of their wives that this would
not be a case worth noticing but for the
attending circumstances, which were,
that the husband had possessed himself
of $225,000 worth of bonds belonging to
him, and then made a will which did not
please his wife, who was informed of it by
the lawyer who drew the will : where
upon three men set upon him, in broad
day-light, in a fashionable up-town street,
put him 111 a carriage and drove him to a
lunatic asylum, where they left him.
All this, it is supposed, by the procure
ment of the wile. Ihe next dav a writ
of habeas corpus was sued out and he was
brought into court, with the above re
suit. The papers say that "he left the
court room with his wife, apparently
in a contented mood." Certainly; why
shouldn't he be contented ? In what
better "custody" could he be? I wonder
how much of the $225,000 will be left
after the lawyers get through with the
case ? They usually wait for a man to
die before they commence operations
npon his estate, alleging lunacy, but in
this case they will have both ante and
post pickings. They could not wait for
his death, for he is said to be "a fine-
looking man," and may out-live the law
yers. How they do pitch into a dead
man 8 estate in these parts, you may see
from another case last week where it was
shown that the lawyers' fees in an estate
of $250,000 had been paid to the amount
of $53,000, for services for fifteen months
past. I don't think that any of your
Southern lawyers would gouge so deeply
if they bad a chance.
The increase of wealth in England
during the last twenty years has proba
bly equalled or exceeded the increase in
the United States, great as that has been.
The statistics are better kept there than
here, and thus it is ascertained that from
I860 to 1880 the number of houses in
creased from 5,384,000 to 6,871,000, and
their value increased from $6,300,000,000
to $11,050,000,000, or nearly double: and
the people are 50 per cent better lodged
than in i860, ihe general wealth was
$900 to each inhabitant in 1860, and
$1,250 in 1880. The ratio of paupers was
4 per cent in 1860 and 3 per cent in 1880.
A well kept Diary of an intelligent per
son, male or female, is always interesting
and instructive. A. paper which I read
occasionally has been making extracts
from the "Diary of Lady Willoughby,"
in the year 1635, two hundred and forty
six years ago. A young wife and mother
writes sucb touching sentences as these:
"Aly deare mother arrived at noon; she was
fatigued, and retired to her chamber, first com
ing with me to the nursery to see her Grandson;
he was awake and smiling: she took him in her
arms and look'd fondly on him. "It is a sweet
child, my Daughter; may the Lord have you both
in his safe Keeping, now and evermore." My
Mother ' blessing from her own . lips, how pre
cious! She much commends my nursing him,
and would not for my own sake I should lose so
greate satisfaction." This day hath been one of
much happinesse. Keturned healt-ielt thanks to
God for his loving kindnesse and tender mercy;
read the 23d .realm; my cup doth indeed run
"My deare Lord set forth at a little past six, with
only one serving-man who had a led horse and
one to carry the baggage. After they had rode
some way, they stopp'd and my Lord dismounted,
and taking a short cut through the park, came up
to the window where I had remained to watch
his departure: he bad me call the Steward, gave
j him some directions, then telling me to keep up a
good heart, took another tender Leave, and fol
lowed by Armstrong, returned to the spot where
were the horses, and he mounting the led horse.
they were soon out of sight. Ula jsruton seemed
to understand he was not to follow his master,
and came and reared himself e up to the window,
resting his fore-paws on the stone; I patted his
broad head, and questioned not that he felt as I
did, that his best friend was gone."
"Now that I am a mother it behoveth me still
more to maintain the work of inward self-discipline.
Even at my little child's tender age, he is
sensibly affected by the feelings apparent in the
faces of those around him. Yesterday it happen
ed aa 1 nursed him. that I being vexed by pome
trifling matters that were not done as I desired,
the disturbed expression of my countenance so
distressed him, that he uttered a complaining cry;
made hanDV bv a smile and that more serene as
pect that affection called forth, he nestled his
little face again in my bosom, and did soon fall
asleep. It doth seeme a trifling thing to note,
but it teached the necessity of watchfulness."
No trifling that! H.
Ex-Senatob, Howe of Wisconsin, has
been' appointed fostmaster-Uenerai in
place of Mr. . James of New York.
The Postmaster-General directs that
Postmasters throughout the country ob-
serve Mondav. Dec. 26th. as Christmas
- j j
holidav. and Mondav." Jan. 2d. as New
1 Years holida w t i - v O ? i . ,
HOME AND DEMOCRAT.
b Ji P. STRONG, Editor and Proprietor. ;
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Friday, December 23, 1881.
It will be seen by the Decisions of the
SnnmA rwt .f thi. sT twin !,
case of the A., T. & O. Railroad
A., 1. & u. itailroad unar-
m n .. - . I
lotte & Statesville) aeainst the City of
Charlotte, a new trial is ordered. That
in ncrht.. .TnHtTfl Avprv did not trivp the I
o n j o I
(-i:t eAt chance in thp trial at Fall
a lair cnance In ine inal al i?au
xerm, wnen ne oraerea a juagmeni,
against the City for about $50,000, with
out letting the Jury take the case or bear
all the evidence. Un a new trial, evi
dence ruled out by Judge Avery will be
considered, and probably a verdict ob
tained in favor of the city. . '
Important to Mecklenburg Tax-Payers.
We must ask the indulgence of our readers out
side of the County for the large space occupied
this week by the Report of our county Treasurer.
To our Mecklenburg readers the matter is very
important, as they can see how every dollar is
spent and what for (and they will see that County
expenditures are increasing at rather an alarmiDg
rate.) The law very properly requires the County
Commissioners to publish an itemized statement
of receipts and expenses, and there should cer
tainly be a law to compel our City authorities to
also publish an itemized statement of how the
city money is expended, who gets it, &c. It can
be done at very little expense for publication.
The proposition of one of the Arthur
administration leaders in Congress, to stop
the coinage of silver, and thereby curtail
its circulation, tends to the injury of the
best interests of the working and laboring
classes. The gold bugs are thinking .of
their own pockets and not of the empty
wallets of the great mass of the people.
Let the coinage of silver and its circulation
go on, and nelp tne interest ot tne man ot
small means. "No repeal of the Silver
Bill" should be the watchword of a true
friend of the people and of commercial and
The Northern fanatics and old grannies
who want to confer on women the right to
vote, have a mean 'disposition to injure the
South by enfranchising the negro women.
Besides the vote of male negroes, wonldn't
it be fine to have negro women voting in
the Southern States. Of course decent
white women would not be found crowd
ing to the polls with the rabbleA South
ern white man in Congress who panders
to the woman's suffrage idea should be
kicked out of public life.
II. H. Riddlebekger, democrat readius-
ter. has been elected to the U. S. Senate
to take the place of Senator Johnson in
Dr. r ordyce iSARKER, an expert in
the Guiteau case, save his opinion that
moral insanity is a phrase without a mean-
id sr. it the lurv are lnuuencea dv his
testimony they will look upon the in
sanity plea in the same light of Attorney
Corkhill, "pure cussedness." None of the
witnesses have testified to a single act of
manliness on the part of Guiteau. His
whole life has been spent in devising some
way to live without work, lie readily
admits his indebtedness to each witness
that has been put on the stand and
stating the exact amount and manner of
procuring the monev. It is rumored that
he wrote the famous Morey letter.
A Massachusetts man of course.
been apppointed by President Arthur as
Associate Justice of the IT. S. Supreme
Court. His name is Gray. No South on
the IT. S. Bench.
Dr. Boynton, the Homoepathic doctor,
who attended the president for the first
few weeks, is out in a card, giving a flat
denial to the letter of Dr. Bliss, who swore
that the President called him into the
case. Me says rresident liarneia, in tne
presence of his wife said to him he never
at any one time made a request that Dr.
Bliss be his attending physician, and did
not himself know how he happened to be
in the case. Mrs. Garfield has certified
to the truth of this, which places Dr. Bliss
in an unenviable position just at the pres
ent time, as he is looking forward to the
time when the present session of Congress
will vote him what he claims for his ser
The investigation of the charges made
against the Ninth Massachusetts, of dis
orderly conduct at liichmond, partly sus
tains those charges. Certain alleged of
fences are denied; but since no fewer than
twenty men are expelled for drunkenness
and unsoldiery conduct, there is no doubt
that the organization as a whole was dis
graced by them.
What toundation those sanguine per-
sons nave ior expecting some political
movement in other Southern StateB, si mi -
lar to the successful coalition of Repub-
lican and Repudiation in Virginia, we are
" . & .
at a loss w uuuerBi,auu. u iuduii. iu
luc KW" 7 " ouiuug
us wno can De renea upon 10 Dreait up me
Democratic party and amiiate with tte-
publicans for the sake of a little patron-
oo tKia . the hpnofit dr from
n..At. VtAOA fiYicivTT W a mnirrnantl rr I
repel sucb an insinuation as navmg no
basis of fact, and the outlook is as favor
able now as ever for a " solid South," if
Virginia is not at present included in the
Christmas Goods at Perry's.
Prescriptions carefully compounded by -Wilson
Attachment Notice H P Waring, J P.
Bingham's School at Mebaneville, N C. '
Toilette Setts Wilson & BnrwelL
I John Brown. Attorney at Law.
I rhwniat &r Wiiwm & 'Rnrwpll
I J LSlVsV) WW wv m ' "
I Hill's Manual of Social and Business Forms.
I Burton's Cough Syrup Wilson & Burwell.
The following Billg havje been intro
duced in the House of Representatives by
North Carolina members :
By Mr. Scales, to repeal the internal
revenue laws of the United States and to
abolish taxes and offices enacted by them;
also giving: to all religious denominations
equal rights in the Indian Territory ; also
to abolish the tax on brandies made of
apples,' peaches and crapes.' By R. B.
apples, peaches and grapes.' By R. 13. I
TT " 1 .1. J I
v ance Ior meexcuange traaeaouar i
0vaUu.u oc v
I l Inwri to nrpvpnf. frand and cnllnsion on I
-. r i
contracts lor carrvine the mail and to en-
courage locai competition, i
Dec. 20. Col. Armfield introduced I
hilln to rpnpal tarpa on
r . .
tobacco, etc.. and in relation to trade
marks. Gen. Vance introduced bills in
relation to coinage; trade dollars ; Chero
kee Indians: and to repeal the duty on
salt ; for the relief of Pinckney Rollins,
Mrs Usbur, Warren bams, Walter 11.
Stevens, Lewis Gentry, Jacob Hooper,
Edward Haile ; establishing a signal sta
tion on Ml. Mitchell ; about patents;
UCU91UU laffD , UIVlUVbiVUQ AU U7 UO)VT ,
for a public United States mail building
at Asheville. Gen. Cox introduced a bill
to repeal the internal revenue taxes.
Mai Down lntronncfid bills to erect a
public building at Charlotte; to prevent
frauds in bidding tor conveying tne mails,
and for the relief of Bryan iyson.
Guiteau's trial progresses slowly, as
there has been so many hindrances.
The wife of one of the jurors died, and
the court had to be adjourned, while two
of the iurors are sick. The prisoner is
given more latitude than usually falls to
the lot of one similarly sitnated. He
does not hesitate to insult the witnesses,
telling them "they lie and are fools."
The Court may have an obiect in allow
ing this, believing he will commit him
self. His divorced wife was on the stand,
but Guiteau did not cut the pranks he
threatened, if she testified against him
She visited him in jail in company with
her present husband. She was quite" af
fected, remarking, "I have called to say
erood-bve. Charlie, for I may never see
A peculiar look passed over Guiteau's
face, and his thin lips twitched nervously
as he replied, "Anna I can wish you no
harm. I hope your life may be prosperous
Mrs. Dumore's husband then bade Gui
teau good-bye, saying, "I hope we shall be
off to Leadville azain bv Monday. It's
too close around here for me."
broke in the prisoner, with a ghastly smile.
Mrs. Dumore then departed, and Guiteau
went back to his cell.
1 he prosecution claim to have tound a
very important witness, a Mr. John h.
Foster, of Beaver, Pa. He was in Wash-
mgton id june, met a man who inquired
if he was travelling, giving his name as
Charles J. Guiteau. Guitean told him he
expected an appointment and Mr. Foster
cautioned him not to be too sanguine,
when he replied with some show of bitter-
ness, "it 1 don t get mat appointment
rTT ..1. "
there will be more excitement in this city
than there has been since 1865." What
further conversation took place between
the two could not be learned, but Guiteau's
declaration of an occult purpose makes Mr.
Foster a very important witness. Mr
Foster declined to say why he had kept
Biient go iong or tell how Corkhill learned
UQat he was the possessor of important evi-
The (JapeFear atid Yadkin Valley Rail
road sold. The commissioners appointed
by the Legisture met in Raleigh on the
2l8t, and contracted for tbe sale of tbe
Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley railroad to
j). A H Canedo rerresentin2 the New
v..i,.-,i a..,i.J t?:i a Za tui
York and Southern Railroad and
graph Construction Company of
The Road is completed from Fayette
ville to the Gulf in Chatham county.
Hope the sale of the Road will not tarn
out to be another Best affair.
The State Treasurer's Accounts.
The commissioners appointed by the
last General Assembly to examine the ac
count and vouchers of the .treasury
Eepartment of the State, met last week.
They examined the accounts of the State
1 reasurer lor tne fiscal year ending on
the 30th of September last. After com
paring tbe entries of receipts and disburse
ments with the vouchers, they found the
balance, as stated by the Treasurer, to be
$235,286 26. Of this balance, $85,778 55
belonged to the educational fund, and
$149,507 71 to the public fund, applicable
to the several charitable and penal insti
tutions, the interest on the public debt,
and a small amount to general expenses.
They counted the coupons of the new four
per cent, bonds, amounting to $63,597 00,
and the coupons of the seven per cent.
mortgage bonds of the Western North
Carolina Kail road, amounting to $37,240.
ibis part ol tbe duties ot tbe com
missioners was very onerous, and, in ad
dition to the general examination, made
their labors very tedious. They report
the result of their investigation as highly
satisfactory in every particular, every en
try being properly made, and the books
kept in a strictly business manner.
They examined also the accounts of the
1 charitable and penal institutions, and the
Agricultural Department, and found all
entries properly made, The payments to
these institutions (being a part of two
years in each instance) were as follows:
penitentiary $152,163 43
Tn8ane Asylum (Raleigh,) 64,762 10
Eastern Insane Asylum (colored,)
located in Goldsboro, 14,947 22
insiuuuons lur me ieai aim
! r i i r j
- I TlrimH on1 tlio Rlind vkitaanl
colored, 50,739 01
Agricultural Department, 45,190 75
Cottox Factories is Noeth Caeoli-
na. We are assured by a gentleman of
this city wno is in a posit ion to know,
that he has an accurate list ol Cotton and
Woollen Mills in North Carolina, and
that to date the figures stand thus: Cot
ton Factories, fifty-three in operation, six
others completed nearly ; total Cotton
lactones, nity-nine. xnere are lour or
five Woolen mills in operation. We are
confident that in five years we shall have
one hundred Uotton mills in operation.
m y, Am. -
N. C. Supreme Court Decisions.'
The Justices of the Supreme Court,
delivered opinions in causes heretofore
argued as follows : ' '. y
By Ruffin, J-WA Barrett vs. J. M.
Henry, from Anson : no error, judgment
affirmed. 13. J. bmilh vs. Jackson Reeves,
from Buncombe : appeal of plaintiffs dis
missed. James R. Trull vs. Polly Rice,
i mm Knnr.nm ha Tin rmiv rstatfl va
Stenhen Efler. from McDowell : no error.
- T . ' .
judgment affirmed. State vs. Wesley bull-
Van, irom Asne ; no error ; judgment; ai-
.tt. r?..v a T xr
ia i uicu. uai i v nui jwc auu nilQ.lh af. iUt
Tnmor from fredell ? indcrmpnt modified
anj reference to the clerk.
Bv Ashe. X State vs. Solomon Whitak-
er from Henderson : no error ; judgment
affirmed. W.IL. Henry vs. 1 nomas It
Clayton, from Buncombe, no error ; judg
ment affirmed. State and Kachel ate wart
vs. J ohn Ingram. - from - Henderson? - r
error: judgment affirmed. Turpin and
Ferguson vs. James Kelly and wife, from
Haywood ; no . error; judgment affirmed.
P. M. Mull vs. George Martin, from Burke;
error; judgment reversed.
By Smith C. J. W, S. Brown and wife
vs. T. S. Cooper, from Mecklenburg ; error;
new trial ordered. Harper Williams vs.
Mary C. Williams, from Duplin; error;
further proceeding directed. M. 1. .Leach
vs. S."H. Fleming, from Wake ; no error;
iudgment' affirmeedr Gwyn, Harper &
Co. vs. liichmond and Danville Itailroad
Company, from Burke; no error; judgment
affirmed. State vs. Ephraim Woodfin,
from Buncombe; appeal dismissed. G.
W. Clark & Co. vs. Charlotte, Columbia
and Augusta Railroad Company, from
Mecklenburg; error; new trial ordered.
Erie City Iron Works vs. liichmond and
Danville Railroad Company, from Meck
lenburg; no error ; judgment affirmed.
First National Bank vs. T. L. Alexander,
from Mecklenburg ; error ; judgment or
dered for defendant. Young & Brown
vs. T. Y. Greenlee and wife, from Mc
Dowell; no error; judgment affirmed.
Atlantic, Tennessee and Ohio Railroad
Company vs. City of . Charlotte, from
Mecklenburg ; error ; new trial ordered.
Awards at the Atlanta Exposition.
For the best and fullest collection of
minerals, certificate of award and cash
premium of $100 to the Richmond and
Danville Kail road Company.
lor superior collection ot torest pro
ducts; hand and ornamental and useful
wood 8 certificate of award and cash
premium of $100, awarded to Richmond
and Danville Railroad Company.
t or best and fullest collection of miner
als from the State of North Carolina, cer
tificate of award and cash premium of $50
to the liichmond and Danville Railroad
.for superior colleotion 01 lorest pro
ducts, hard, ornamental and useful wood,
certificate of award to North Carolina
lor superior, individual collection of
hard, oraamental and useful woods, certifi
cate of award and cash premium of $50 to
W. U. Snow, High JPoint, North Caroli
Cotton seed planter, James Lynch,
Launnburg, North Carolina.
N. C. NEWS.
A Commendable Act. Major John C.
Winder, General .Superintendent of the
Raleigh and Gaston and Raleigh and
Augusta Railroads, has issued the follow
ing circular, which explains itself :
"Uwing to tne snortness ot tbe grain
crop, tne rates on grain irom Jrortsmoutn
have been reduced to all local
the8e roadg and we hope b y these mean8
to enaDie our citizens to supply tnemseives
without serious inconvenience."
This is indeed a commendable act, aud
one that-will be appreciated by the people
living along the line of the lialeigh and
Gaston and lialeigh and Augusta Rail
HT Sheriff" J T Hunter, of Alamance,
settiea nis taxes in inn witn tne ptate
. a A hnn c r JX
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T,r, tam t? t- tj
baa hppn nnmntprl t.n bnM VVlpnhnra.
court January 9. Judge A. A. McKoy
has been appointed to hold a term of
Sampson Superior Court January 16.
Judge J. C. L. Gudger has been appointed
to bold a term of Guiltord buperior Court
found bills aerainst the parties charged
. - . .
wiih complicity in the Thompson murder
and robbery case, and the cases were mov
ed upon affidavit to Catawba, where they
will come up at tbe next bpring lerm.
The defendants failed to give bonds and
were committed to await trial. Statesville
A Sevkek but Meeited Sentence.
At Vance court, Robert Boyd was tried
for throwing stones into the passenger
coach of the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad
Company last March. The act was fully
proved, and tbe jury, composed of seven
whites and five blacks, found him guilty
of throwing the missiles. His Honor
Judge Gudger sentenced him to seven
years imprisonment at hard labor in the
penitentiary. This is a severe punish
ment, but it was richly merited. The
statute allows a sentence of ten years, but
the Judge rtruck on three. It is such a
piece of diabolish to throw into a passen
ger coach with the hope of wounding and
injuring unknown persons the act is so
wanton, and shows such a mischievous
spirit, that had the J ndge put the full
term ot ten years we should have applaud'
ed him. The practice of throwing into
trains must be put down. lialeigh Obs.
The scoundrel should be hanged.
CHARLOTTE MARKET, Dec 22, 1881.
Cotton is not quite so high as at the first part
of the week 11 was paid on Monday for
Good Middling, but pn Thursday prices receded
to Middling 11 to 11, Low Middling
10M, Good Ordinary 10. Market quiet and
Flour, in sacks from countrj Mills, 3.75 to $4.
Corn and Meal has advanced and scarce at 90
cents per bushel ; Peas 95 to $1 per bushel.
Good country Butter 18 to 20 and 25, in de
mand; Chickens 12 to 18, According to size;
Eggs 25 to 30 cents per dozen.
NEW TORE, Dec 23, 1881.
market quiet Middling Uplands 12
LIVERPOOL, Dec. 22, 1881.
Cotton market steady Middling Uplands
; Local Items.
Good Middling Cotton " last week and this,
brought 11 to 114 In this market, with good
demand. , ' .
About 50 men at work every day . digging out
the trench for the Water Works, and about 75
standing by looking on. That's the way the
rorld moves. One third of the people support
the other two-thirds.
Will the Water Works reduce the rates of
Insurance and the cost of Well digging. -
Theatrical people say that the tax imposed on
computes by this city is the highest ! any place
in the whole country, in many places larger
than Charlotte it is less than fa while here it is
S15, which is thought to be rather teep. Ouit-
If the tax was $25 or $50 it would be better for
this community. What good does it do the
material interests of the city to have theatrical
companies performing here two or three nights
in every week. Boys If you spend your money
foolishly now, don't cry when yon get old . and
poverty pinches you. : .
Bad. The Rev. L O. McLaughlin, who lives
near Query's Turnout in this county, has lost
three sons and his wife, within the past six weeks,
from typhoid fever. He has the sympathy of all
who know his sad affliction. . ?;ir
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Ths author of Hill's Manual, Hon ThosE Hill,
for years a popular teacher, was formerly mayor
of Aurora, 111., being elected without opposition.
He has been also for some years a successful
newspaper publisher and businessman. Latterly
his time has been occupied in correcting and
revising the various editions of the Manuel, mak
ing the same correct to the latest dates.
Comparative Cotton Statement.
The following is the cotton statement
for the week ending Dec. 16 :
Net receipts at . all United ,
states ports during the
Total receipts to this date,
Exports tor the week,
Total exports this date,
Stock at all U. . ports,
Stock at all interior towns, :
Stock at Liverpool,
Stock of American afloat ior
Liverpool Cotton Circular.
Liverpool, Dec. 16. This week's cir
cular of the Liverpool Cotton Brokers' As
sociation savs. Cotton was, in compara
tively limited demand, and although iree
ly offered, prices were generally steady.
American was in Jimited request at the
previous week's quotations. Sea island
was in moderate demand at unchanged
rates. . Futures opened firm, and after
many small fluctuaions closed dull at an
advance on last Thursday's prices.
Ifir'The stock raw for the whole State of
South Carolina has passed the Legislature
with an amendment extending, the time
for it to go into operation in certain coun
ties in the low country until next Octo
School boards in the South and West
are following the example ot that of St.
Louis, requiring teachers to instruct their
pupils in "etiquette."
We believe that a little instruction in
what is commonlv called etiauette wonld
be both acceptable and useful to boys
and girls. Many of them would be grate
ful for being told and shown what to do
and how to do it.
There is a best way of taking off the cap;
let the boys know what that best way is.
I nu .(:.l..J 1 J :
ftod returning gucn &nct of poUtes,
i iet them know what that best way is. An
I occasional lesson in table manner wonld
not be ill-bestowed in some of our schools.
Bat the great lesson to be inculcated is,
that people should have manners and use
them. It is not necessary to salute the
mayor, but it is grossly barbarous for
members of the same honsehold. or of the
game class, to meet and part without some
i exchange of kindly and respectfal erreetmsr,
I m . f .
purtauue, uui me iumg luuispenuauie is io
do it. By all means let politeness be
taught, both by precept and example; and
uiui wiu iu , guuu teauuer buuuiu uu-
B " 8 B 7 T a 7
art every time he speaks and every time
In this vicinity, at Biddle Institute, on the
of Ohio, and Miss Emma W Mattoon, daughter
OI me omciaung minister.
In this countv. Paw Creek Townahin. on the
14th inst, by N Gibbon, Esq, Mr J W Auten
and Miss Mary J Montgomery
In this county, on the 15th inst at the house
of the officiating minister, Rev Walter W Pharr.
D D, Mr A H Alexander and Miss Jane E
In this county, on the 13 th Inst., by A G Reid.
.ftsq , htau Alexander ana Miss uora crown.
In Gaston county, at Brevard Station, on the
Htn.i.IlsV by R.eV?, J$.hnston Sney J
SSS?1 Mecklenbarg' and Miss "
In Union county, on the 15th inst:. Mr Willie
Belk of Fort Mill, S. C. and Miss Kittle Howard,
aaugnter oi tne late o a Howard.
In Lincoln county, on the 16th inst. at the
residence of Mr J II Sharp, Dr. Cyras L Hunter,
an old citizen ol .Lincoln. Me was a man of
unusual intelligence and culture, and of irreproach
able character in all respects. At a true North
Carolinian, he took pride in maintaining the
nonor and glory oi ms native state.
In this county, on the 21st inst , Mr G J Free-
land, aged 83 years.
In Wilmington, on the 18th inst. Henry Nutt.
.Esq., a useiui citizen or. that city.
Social and Business Forms,
Showing how to write any document correctly.
embracing instructions in penmanship, spelling,
punciusiiuD, capital uauon, composition, letter
writing. By Hon. Thos. E. Hill. This work
includes : Notes of invitation, letters of intro
duction, interest and general reference tables,
book-keeping, notes, bills, orders, receipts, checks.
drafts, agreements, bonds, mortgages, wills, bills
of sale, partnerships, leases, deeds, power of
attorney, laws of etiquette, calls for public
meetings, writing for the press, how to conduct
public meetings, iorms ox constitutions, peti
tions to public bodies, designs for epitaphs.
punctuation of signs, rules for wrtung poetry.
choice gems of poetry, and hundreds of other
forms, which we nave not room to mention.
Dec. 23. .
Burton's Pectoral Syrup
Will cure your cough. Try It Sold by
Cocoa, Mustard and Fine Tea at
We have just received an
assortment of all kinds of Fever Thermometers
from the best makers and at very reasonable
I pi ices.
WILSON & BURWELL. -
Carefully compounded at all hoursrdav or nfo-ht
j by experienced clerks, at
; .... ; . WLLsUJN & UUKWELL'S
' Drug Btorej
' t" Call at Wilson fc BurwelTs
Drug Store and see their assortment of Setts for
the Toilette, Hand Mirrors, Perfumery, Soaps,
SBC ' .- .I ;-!' i . I.
Christmas Goods. ? w
The disDlav of Toys. Christmas Goods. Cafi -
dies, Candies, &c, at -' ' ', '
' Perry's ; -' !
Surpasses , anything of the kind ever seen in
Charlotte.- . v ..M T, . ,
Go as early as possible to make your selec
tions. French Candies at 40 cents per pound. ,
Dec 23. ' - :
JOHN E. BBOWN,
'Attorney, 'at Xaw
fr -1 1 r.
t Charlotte, N.- C..-:. m
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
Office on Trade Street.1 ODDoeite the Court
Bouse, No. 1, Bims & Dowd's ' building ' '
Dec 23, 1881 y - - i i-, t-n Ji-i.
State of North Carolina, Mecklenbnrar
County, Charlotte Township. ?
Justice Court before B. P. Waring, J. P. , ;
. ;. Attachment, ' r- - '
Notice Cbas. E. Robinson, plaintiff, vs O B
innman, aeienaanu - ; - - ,t
It appearing to tbe Court .that the defendant
ia a non-resident of tbe State and has property
inerein, it is oraerea puDiwaiiou oe maue in tne
above entitled cause notifying the defendant,' O
B I tinman, to appear on tbe loth day of January,
lBoz, at ine omce oin.r, n arm?. 4 v. in vnar-
lotte, N C, and answer complaint of plaintiff, or
judgment will be rendered against him for sum
vi Bixiy-iire uuimn w uu interest, ana .con or
mblication to be made for four successive weeks
n Charlotte Home and Democrat. ' "
Dec 17. R. P. WARING, J P.
BINGHAM SCHOOL, f
Established in 1 793,
Mkbakeyuxe, N. C, - is " '
Among Southern Boarding Schools for boys la
age, numbers and area of patronage. Messing'
club i of a mile from Barracks for young men
of small means. The 170th session becina Jan.
For catalogue giving full particulars address
Maj. R. BINGHAM, Supt.
Dec. 2a 3wpd . ; ti -
3f Compound Fluid Extract
of Coradalis and Queen's Delieht with Bar-
sapar ilia and Iodide of Potash, the best Blood
Purifier made. Sold only by ....
' ' WILSON & BURWELL.:
Cooper's Elixir of Buchu, ;
Cubebs and Holland Gin is the best known
remedy for diseases of tbe kidneys. ' Sold by ' 1 -t
t . WILSON & liURWJSLL.'
Dec. 23. - .
IMPORTANT SALE ,Vl
'Of Personal Property.;
Having duly qualified as Administrators of tbe
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 : 3 valuable Mules, 1 valuable
Horse, 3 head of Cattle, about 300 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.
Terms made known on day of sale.
THOS. P. GRIER,
J. WALTER POTT8,
Administrators of James L. Grier.
Dec. 9, 1881. 3wpd.
And Varied Stock
CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY GOODS
TIDDY'S Book Store.
Dec. 9, 1881.
OUR SECOND STOCK
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
and Trimmings, Buttons. Hosiery, Glovea,
i valises, tiats, Uaps, lioots, Shoes and Clothing.
m ... .
We have a large lot of
Cloaks that we are
selling at a great sacrifice.
We sell the beat Corset in the world; if it
breaks with six months' ordinary wear we will
give you ten dollars. Ask for
Warner's Coraline Corset
We have a bargain counter for Dress Goods
on which will be found goods at 25 cents per
yard worth 50 cents. . An examination of oar
Stock will convince yoa that all we say is true.
T. L. BEIGLE & CO.
Dec. 9, 1881.
ALEXANDER & HARRIS
Are carrying an immense Stock of
This season. Also the best shirts in the market
for the money. . . ;
A nice line of Hats. Flannel Shirts. Pants
ALEXANDER & HARRIS.
Dec. 1, 1881.
Your Last Chance!
Our business will be noaitivelv closed bv
January 1st 1882, and in order to dispose of the
balance of our Stock during ibis month, we have
concluded to offer Great Sacrifices. Do not fail
to take advantage of this important sale. We
offer extraordinary bargains in
Boys and Men's Clothing.
I3f For sale at my residence one Crimson
Parlor Set, One Walnut Bed-room Set, One
room Sets, Centre Tables, and general household
furniture. Possession given at once.
H. MORRIS & BROS.
Dec. 9, 1881.
THE NEW PEED
A. J. BEALL & CO.
Have now in store
1 Car Load Patapsco Patent Process Flour.
1 u " Waverly Extra Family Flour.
1 " " Yellow Corn. ; , ,
1 " " White Corn.
2 - Bran.
1 44 " PeaMeaL
3 - Hay, Graham Flour ft Pearl Grits.
The above goods were bought at lowest cash
prices and we invite the public to gire us a trial
before purchasing elsewhere, as we are con
vinced we can make it to your interest to do so.
A. 9. BEALL & CO.
Dec. 2, 1881. ly " ; .
Buckwheat Flour. New Orleans Melasses and
Honey at . - -
8. U. HOWElL '3.