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OLD SERIES: VOLUME XXX.
CHARLOTTE, N. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1882.
VOLUME XL NUMBER 559
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Charlotte Home and Democrat,
Published eveby Friday by
j p. STRONG, Editor & Proprietor.
Terms Two Dollars for one year.
One Dollar for six months.
Subscription price due in advance. .
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Entered at the Post Office in Charlotte, N.
c as second class matter," according to the
rules of the P. O. Department.
ROBERT GIBBON, M. D ,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
(Office corner 5th and Tryon Streets,)
Tenders Lis professional services to the public,
as a practical Surgeon. Will advise, treat or
operate in all the different departments of Sur-
gCMarch 5, 181. ly
Dr. JOHN H. McADEN,
Wholesale and Retail Druggist,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
Una on hand a large and well selected stock of
PUKE DRUGS, Chemicals, Patent Medicines,
Family Medicines, Paints, Oils', Varnishes, Dye
Stuffs, Fancy and Toilet Articles, which he is de
termined to sell at the very lowest prices.
Jan 1. 1879.
DR. T. C. SMITH,
Druggist and Pharmacist,
Keis a full line of Puie Drugs and Chemicals,
White Lead and Colors, Machine and Tanners'
Oils, Patent Medicines, Garden seeds, and every
thing pertaining to the Drug business, which he
will sell at low prices.
March 28, 1879.
J. P. McGombs, M. D ,
Offers his professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls,
both night and day, promptly attended to.
Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite
the Charlotte Hotel.
Jan. 1, 1873.
JOHN E. BROWN,
Attorney at Law,
Charlotte, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
Office on Trade Street, opposite the Court
House, No. 1, Sims&Dowd's building.
Dec 23, 1881 y
DR. M. A. BLAND,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Oflice in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte
Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
Feb 15, 1878.
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice Limited to the
EYE, EAR AND THROAT
March 18, 1881.
DR. J. M MILLER,
Charlotte, N. C.
All calls promptly answered day and night.
Office over Traders' National Bank Residence
opposite W. R. Myers'.
Jan. 1, 1878.
. BL'RWELL. P. D. WALKER.
BURWELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practiae in the State and Federal Courts,
Office adjoining Court House.
Nov 5, 1880.
WILSON & BURWELL,
WHOLESAXtE AUD RETAIL
Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C,
Have a large and complete Stock of everything
pertaining to the Drug Business, to which they
invite the attention of all buyers both wholesale
Oct 7, 1880.
HALES & PARRIOR,
Practical Watch-dealers and Jewelers,
Charlotte, N. C,
Keeps a full stock of handsome Jewelry, and
Clocks, Spectacles, &c. which they sell at fair
Repairing of Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, &c.
done promptly, and satisfaction assured.
Store next to Springs' corner building.
July 1, 1879.
SPRINGS & BURWELL,
Grocers and Provision Dealers,
Have always in stock Coffee. Sugar, Molasses.
Hams, Flour, Grass Seeds, Plows, &c, which we
oiler to both the Wholesale and Retail trade. All
are invited to try us, from the smallest to the lar
Jan 17, 1880.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Groceries, Provisions, &c,
College street, Charlotte, N. C.
Sells Groceries at lowest rates for Cash,
and buys Country Produce at
highest market price.
Cotton and other country Produce sold on
commission and prompt returns made.
Nov. 1, 1881.
TORRENCE & BAILEY,;
College Street, Charlotte, N. C,
Handle Grain, Flour, Bran. &c. Cotton stored
Oct. 7, 1881. 6m.
W. A. TRUSLOW,
Jeweler and Watch Repairer,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
Respectfully announces that, having succeeded
iu. J. Alien, in the Watch and Jew ;lry business,
uc uasjusi uuueo. to nis stock ot
Watches, Jewelry, Silverware,
CLOCKS, SPECTACLES, &c,
And he hopes by close attention to business and
fair dealing to merit a share of patronage.
F3r Fifteen years constant experience in the
WATCH KEFA1R1JNU Department enables
him to fully warrant every Watch entrusted to
Do not forget the old stand on Tryon street,
near tne Square.
Oct. 7, 1881. 6m
Central Hotel Barber Shop.
GREY TOOLE, in the Basement of the Cen
tral uotel, still -carries on the Tonsonal Art in its
various branches. He and his assistant Artists
are so well known for their skill that it needs no
multiplicity of words to inform the public where
uearas can oe shaved smoothly and hair cut and
uiessca in iasinonable style and "with dispatch.
wive mm a trial. UKEx TUOLtlS,
July 29, 1881. Under Central Hotel.
t A breach of promise case ont West
will present a novel question for legal de-
uioiuu. ine piaintin was a good looking
girl when the engagement was made. Two
years of courtship passed. The small-pox
uwugureu uer iace ana tne defendant de
clined to marry her. He claims that, in
iw wi uer ueienorauoii in personal ap
pearance since he made the promise, he is
not in law or honor bound to keen it.
Justice will be asked to decide in favor of
or against marrying for beauty.
. SALE OF
Valuable City Property.
By virtue of a Mortgage Deed executed by R.
H. Brown aud wife to Martin Icehour, for cer
ium lupuses lucrum mentioned, and registered
in the Register of Deeds' office in Mecklenburg
county, .book '45, page 286, 1 will sell at
the Court House door, in the city of Charlotte.
on tne 13th day of February, 1882, thatrValfthlft
uy ..JTropwryMecfeteam-tne city or Char-
ioiie, on uraoam street, adjoining tne pro
perty of T. L. Alexander and A. R. Nesbit,
fronting 99 feet on Graham street, and extending
back 212 feet. Good dwelling house and other
improvements, and excellent well of water on
the Lot. Terms cash.
Jan. 6, 1882. 5w Mortgagee.
Notice Sheriff's Sale.
I will sell for cash, at the Court House door, in
the city of Charlotte, on Monday, the 6th dav of
r euruary iocs, to sausiy executions in my bands
WT .. I 1 rtOA ' . m .7
for State and County Taxes for the years 1880
and 1881, the following described city property,
viz : One house and lot on Trade street, adjoining
the property of J L Brown and others, and known
as tne tfanKingttoase of the Merchants and Farm
ers National Bank.
ALbU. one house and lot on Trvon street.
adjoining the property of the Second Presbyterian
Church, Ed. Henderson and others, known as the
property or trie Merchants and Farmers National
ALSO, at the same time and place, one Lot
in Ward 4, Lot No 1564, Square 190, known as the
City Mills, adjoining the Air Line Railway and
! others, known as the property of the Traders'
National Bank of Charlotte.
M. E. ALEXANDER.
Jan. 6, 1882 5w Sheriff.
NEW MILLINERY. .
We are now receiving our Fall and Winter Stock
Containing all the latest styles and qualities of
Ladies', Misses and Children's
Hats and Bonnets.
Also, all the novelties for trimminsr : Feathers.
Flowers, Ribbons, Silk, Flashes, Satins, Orna
Also, our usual large and attractive stock of
White Goods, Laces. Embroideries. Neck Wear.
tiloves and Hosiery, Corsets, bhawls Cloaks,
Skirts, &c. Another large stock of Ladies' Mus
lin Underwear just received, that we are offering
at very low prices.
UCt. 14, 1881. MRS. ir. QUERY.
TIDDY'S CITY BOOK
A well selected Stock of
Including Note, Letter, Sermon, Legal and Fools
cap, which they propose to sell cheap for cash.
Also, J; rench Faper of every description, with
JbiOvelopes to match.
Also, Paper in boxes, to sujt the most fastidious.
SOCIAL ETIQUETTE OF NEW YORK.
A standard treatise upon the laws of good society
in New York.
CONGRESS TIE ENVELOPES a new lot
Edward Todd & Co.'s Celebrated
A Pen by some considered superior to a Gold Pen.
TIDDY & BRO. are also Agents for Emer
son's celebrated Rubber HAND-STAMPS ; and
any orders given them will receive prompt atten
Cash paid for Rags.
A. A. GASTON,
And House Furnishing Goods,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
He keens the larcest stock of Stoves and Tin-
Warc ever offered in this market. $100 reward
will be paid to any party that ever sold a larger
or heavier Stove than the "Barley Sheaf." I have
sold the "Barley Sheaf" for sleven years.
Call at my Store under Central Hotel building,
and examine my stock.
rw Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware manufactured
to order,' and all Repairing promptly executed.
Feb 1,1881. A. A. UAOiun.
CUTHBERTSON & BAKER,
Grocery and Commission Merchants;
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will deal in Grain. Meal, Flour, Bacon, Lard,
Molasses, Sugar, Coffee, &c.
Bgp Store in Sanders & Blackwood's building
Jan. 6, 1882. ly
Evervbodv wants it. but very few eet it, be-
ranse most neonle do not know how to select
coffee, or it is sDoiled in the roastine or making,
To obviate these difficulties lias oeen our siuay.
Thurber's package Coffees are selected by an ex-
nert who understands the art of blending various
navors. iney are roasieu in me uiubi jjchcv
manner (it is imDOBsible to roass well in small
quantities,) then put in pound packages (in the
bean, not ground,) bearing our signature as a
guarantee of genuineness, and each package con
tains ine mumer recipe ior niamug ruou vuucc
We pack two kinds, Thurber's ".No. 34," strong
and pungent, Thurber's "No. 41," mild and rich.
Dn nr the other will suit every taste. They
have the three great points, good quality, honeat
auantitv. reasonable price, ask your wocer jot
Thurbcr roasiea vome m yvuiu pucKuyc, j..
24" nr "No. 41." Do not be put off witn any
other kind your own palate will tea you w&at
When npranna desire it we also furnish the
TdMiV' Cofiee-Dot. the simplest, best and cheap
pat ftnffee-not in existence. Grocers wno sen our
Coffee keep them, ask ior aescripuve vuvuiar.
H. K. & P. B. THURBER & CO.,
Importers, Wholesale Grocers and Coffee Roast
P. S. As the largest dealers in food products
in the. vnrii. -aic 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. 5w -
My feet are wearied and my hands are tired
My soul oppressed :
And with desire have I long desired
Rest only rest.
Tia hard to toil, when toil is almost vain
In barren ways ;
Tis hard, to sow and never garner grain
In harvest days.
The burden of my days is hard to bear,
But God knows best ;
And I have prayed but vain has been my prayer
For rest sweet rest
Tis hard to plant in spring, and never reap
The autumn yield ;
'Tis hard to till, and when 'tis tilled, to weep
O'er fruitless field.
And so I cry, a weak and human cry,
' So heart oppressed ;
Aid so Lsigh, a weak and human sigh, .'
For rest for rest.
My way has wound across the desert years,
And cares invest
My path ; and through the flowing of hot tears
I pine for rest.
Twas always so ; when still a child I laid
On mother's breast
My wearied little head, e'en then I prayed,
As now, for rest.
And I am restless still ; 'twill soon be o'er,
For down the West
The sun is setting, and I see the shore
Where I shall rest.
Southern Land-Buying. The pur
chase ot great blocks of land in the south
ern states by European capitalists has
been a marked feature of the past two
weeks, oir M,. J. Keed, representing tuns-
lish investors, and Dr. Jacobus Westbeim,
ot Amsterdam, representing Dutch, have
just bought 2,000,000 acres in Honda;
while Phillips, Marshall & Co., of London,
have bought 1,300,000 acres in Mississippi.
Nearly half of the latter are levee lands,
situated in the Yazoo delta, and are fine
cotton and timber lands. The obiect in
both these purchases has been to colonize
and cultivate the lands, and the effect can
hardly fail to be felt in the luture of these
states when the cultivators of the soil have
to pay their rents to English. capitalists.-
JVev) 1 ork bun.
Affairs in Germany.
The situation in Germany is said to be
grave, ana we should think it might well
be. For a full understanding of the matter
iris necessary to recall that Prussia and
the empire of Germany are very distinct.
William is King of Prussia, and under the
constitution of 1871 the King ot Prussia is
President under the name of German
Emperor. But other than that, Prussia is
only a State of the German empire. Jiach
State by its Legislature elects a certain
number of the upper council, and by its
voters elects one deputy to about every
hundred thousand citizens to theiieichstag,
which is thus like our House ot Represen
tatives, while the upper council is like the
Senate. The lower house, however, has
no right to originate' bills, but can only
discuss and pass on the bills submitted by
the upper council. The matters of legislav
tion are very similar to those vested in our
Congress one remarkable difference be
tween the systems being that while the
German confederation makes laws, the
courts of the States and the officers of the
States alone enforce them. Nor is there
any national treasury such as we have, the
army being paid by each Mate individually.
This we believe is about the substance of
Is laree and cheap, and we want our friends to
call and examine it.
We keep a good line of
Also, a good line of
Laundried and unlaundried.
The ladies will find a good stock of
Dress Trimmings, Lace3, Embroideries, Hosiery,
And everything wanted in our line.
Earnestly desire all of our old friends to continue
with us this year, and we hope to add many new
ones to our list.
ALEXANDER & HARRIS.
Jan. 13, 1882.
COME AND SEE
Now in the city.
A Large Stock of Furniture
At Wholesale and Retail.
E. M. ANDREWS,
Jan. 13. 1882. White Front
Reduction in Winter Goods.
All Fall and Winter Goods will be sold at great
reduction to make room for Spring purchases.
Now is the time to buy
Blankets, Comfortables, Overcoats. Cloaks, Jack
ets, Dolmans, heavy Boots and Shoes.
We have a bargain counter for Dress Goods,
nn which VOU Will nna 4a cent uooas selling
rwidlratlfc cents. A call will convince you
we mean every word in this advertisement.
T. L. SEIGLE & CO.
Jan. 13, 1881.
A complete Stock of Rubber Belting, Rubber
and Hemp Packing. Also, all sizes and kinds of
Rone at bottom prices.
ifov 1,1880. KYLE & HAMMOND.
Our Littleness in the Universe.
Astronomers say that this world
ours, which seems to us so large, is in
fact so small in comparison with the sun
and stars that its presence or absence is
to the universe a matter of inconceivably
small importance ; and that even in its
own 6ystem it would hardly be noticed
by an eye eapable of taking in at one view
the sun and its attendant planets, bir
John Herschel gives the following illustra
tion of the Bize and distance of these
bodies: "Choose," he says, "any well-
leveled field. On it place a globe two
feet in diameter. This will represent the
sun. Mercury will be represented by a
grain of mustard-seed on " the circumfer
ence of a circle one hundred and sixty-
four feet in diameter for its orbit ; Venus,
a pea m a circle of two hundred and
eighty-four feet in diameter; the earth
also a pea on a circle of four hundred and
thirty feet; Mars, a rattier large pin's
bead in a circle ot six hundred and nlty
four feet ; Jupiter, a moderate-sized orange
in a circle nearly half a mile across ; Sa
turn, a smaller orange on a circle of four-
fifths of a mile; Uranus, a full-sized cherry
upon the circumference of a circle more
than a mile and a half, and Neptune, a
good sized plum on a circle two and a
half miles in diameter." If our earth
were struck out of existence it would
hardly be missed from such a system.
But this is far from the extreme measure
ot our littleness. lhe evening sky is
studded with stars. Between us and
them is empty space. As we look across
it the distance does not seem so very
great, and even astronomers, were long
in learning how great it is and how utter
ly isolated the sun, with its train of
Elanets, is from even the nearest star,
eeping the same scale as before, in
which our inconceivable distance from the
sun 92.333.353 miles was reduced to
a dozen rods or so, and - then setting out
to visit our neighbors, if we are lucky
enough to turn our steps to the nearest,
we find before us a journey of nearly nine
thousand miles.- Had we directed our
course to any other of the stars our road
would have been many thousand miles
longer. There are stars from which light
requires six thousand years to reach our
topular (Science monthly.
Origin of the Gypsies.
The later researches of Potts, Miclosich
and others leave no doubt as to the Indian
origin of gypsies, although the exact tribe
from which they sprung has not been as
yet definitely ascertained. Many of the
individual words, such zspani, water, are
identical in Gypsy and Hindustani ; but
the grammar of the first mentioned lan-
guage. as snown in tne mutuatea lorm
which remains in English Kommany and
the more perfect system of the Turkish
Tchmgianes, is qmte different from most
of the modern vernaculars of India, and
has but few points of contact with the older
dialects. There are in India several tribes
whose characteristic habits are very simi
lar to those of the gypsies of England.
The Jats, Naths, and Brinjaris, for example.
singularly resemble them; and a very good
case has been made out in favor ot the
first mention as the original gypsy stem.
It is a historical fact that somewhere about
the year 420 A. D. a number of strolling
minstrels did find their way into Persia ;
thev were called luri, and are described
by Firdousi in terms which might equally
well apply to a band ot Jinglisn llomma-
nies. The werd "luri?'' is still used in
Persia for strolling minstrels and vaga
bonds, while, under the lorm nun, it is
the generic appellation of gpysies in Syria
and EffVPt. Arab historians speak of
these people under the alternative name
of Zutt. which is. with much reason, be
lieved to be a corruption of Jat. The
gypsies call themselves everywhere "Rom"
or "Romany," which would point to the
)om" 'or "Rom"-tribe as their original
stock, the initial letter of the word being
equivalent to their D or R. These people
who are principally lound in liebar, are
essentially a roving tribe. Among other
things which distinguish them from other
Hindoo castes is their indifference to cere
monial impurity, such as that which arises
from touching a' dead bodv. and their
liking for swine flesh. Now gypsies in
.Europe are very peculiar in tneir eating,
and are, perhaps, the only race who will
eat animals that have died a natural death.
Mullo baulo, or "dead pig" is their favorite
delicacy : and one of the most typical and
most amusing of the Roramany ballads
which Borrow has collected celebrates the
trick formerly so common among them of
poisoning a pig in order the next day to
beg its carcass lor food. Tne oaturaay
icopcv,u v.u..bo(v..Uvw.t,u .w
us the following interesting question
"Could you tell me whether a man,
being a Jew, is made so by birth or reli
Generally the word Jew applies to a
man born of the race of Abraham. He is
made a Jew by birth ; and yet he is not
entirely a Jew in the historical sense unless
he also holds to the Jewish religion. Still
that religion, like others, yields to the
modifying influence of time and circum
stance ; and there are ortnodox jews to
day whose opinions and usages would not
nnmnarsmi with thnr.
stand the test of comparison i with thor
uuuwucm v J -J
from tne auestion oi our uorreuouuui.
1 &a uim ,.tfi fa0n
aUU OU YYC UIU mm
fnnn, nni. ru niri B.oroW
able to realize the loss of his mother,
-ia latoat VUa was imnrinted on his
baby brow, and whose dying word was a
prayer for the infant's souL They laid
r - . , t i
her away tenderly, ana tne nine orpnan
was sheltered by loving friends. A few
j....Mi.. rno nraa stnn.iinor in
uavo v o -
. I, a-rl hi. OXTDO T1T(1 tTl i n BITV
with a peculiar earnestness. So absorbed
wu ue iun us r--
Qf his foster mother who touched him and
was he that he did not notice the approacn
oftirl- "What are von lookint? at. babv r'
He struck his little hands petulantly to-
nctkar nii with a p.tv of nain. uttered:
"Go away. I see my mamma, and she
lonrrViInrr " TTa remained lookinc for a
lone time, and to all questions reiterated
his statement: "l was looking at my
1 mamma 1"
The Peculiar Skilled Work that goes on
all day Ion? in a West Side Cellar.
The basement in the wooden house at
No. 28 Thompson street is perpetually so
full of coke-smoke that a visitor is nearly
choked on going into it. There are two
rooms, one front and one back. The front
room is littered on one side with bar
rels, and the other side is taken up by a
broad shelf and a capacious bin. From
the shelf rises an airy pyramid of loose
pop corn ; the bin contains several thou
sand pop corn balls. In the dark rear
room, seen through the doorwav. slows
the coke fire which produces the smoke
and pops the corn. It burns in a deep
hre-place, in the top of which is set an iron
hook. From the hook hangs a wirework
cage two feet square and eight inches deep.
" long nanaie nxca mthe cage runs out into
the room, and the end of the handle is
grasped . by a pair of red and massive
hands, which shake the apparatus as if the
object were to annihilate it. The owner
of the hands sits on one barrel and is sur
rounded by twenty or thirty more. He
is the center of a small area of brilliant il
lumination, and appears of a fine red color,
while the space all about him is pitch
dark. He is coatless and bare-armed, and
his shirt is rolled away from his neck and
breast. livery two minutes he throws
into the wire cage a quart measure of yel-
low kernels of dried corn, .and hanging
men ine cage on tne nooK oeiore men
tioned, jerks the handle back ,and forth
with a short movement of so energetic a
nature that the perspiration rolls from
him. In half a minute there is a noisy
and violent commotion in the wirework
cage. It begins with a single sharp re
port, which runs rapidly into a tremen
dous volley. The kernels leap as if in
pain, and dash themselves against the
glowing iron walls which encompass them.
simultaneously they dilate, each to
twenty times its original size, and the
cage seems on the point of bursting under
the pressure of the mass, which is as fleecy
and as white as new fallen snow. A final
pop, denoting that the last kernel has
succumbed, and t'. e man in a jiffy swings
the cage from the hook, throws open a lid
in the top, and dumps the beautiful con
tents into a vast dark bin at his side.
JV. Y. Sun.
Cured by Kindness.
'You ought n't to do so," shouted Wil
lie, as the butcher dashed past in his
wagon giving the whip unmercifully to
his half starved horse. Another moment,
in turning the corner, the wagon was upset
and the horse broke into a run. He ran
for a mile or more. The wagon was brok
en to pieces, and the man thrown out and
badly injured. Next day "the vicious
beast" was offered for sale. Willie's fa-
tlioi- Vw-vnnrht. him fcr a. lnw rriro frr tioa rin
f " r- j
the farm. It was a foolish bargain, peo-
pie said, for'the horse was quite uncon-
trollable. Even his owner said he would
bite, rear, kick, and run away. But Mr.
Ely had bought it to please Willie, whose
tender little heart was full oi pity lor the
poor animal. "We will be so kind to him
that he won't want to be bad, papa." So
they agreed to follow Willie's plan. Be
fore long Mr. Ely and Willie began to
drive the horse. People were surprised
at the change in him. "He would go as
slow as desired, "stop instantly at 'whoa,'
follow his master, come at his call, and
rub his head on his shoulder." What has
made this change? Not force! The poor
horse had been beaten, kicked, and starv
ed before, and grew more and more stub
born. Now he was well-fed, well-bedded,
well-watered; not overdriven or overload
ed; never whipped, kicked, or scolded.
Kind words were given him, and now and
then an apple or a piece of 6ugar. No
gentler, safer, or more faithful! horse went
on the road. Willie s plan had succeeded.
The little fellow fairly lived with the
horse, and the horse seemed to know who
was his best friend. Ben was a favorite
with all the family. One night Mr. Ely
was away from home. He had taken Ben
early in the afternoon, but when bed-time
had come he had not returned. Thinking
he would not be home that night, the fam-
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liy ciubcu mo uuuoe uu ictucu. auuuu
midnight Willie heard Ben7s neigh. Jump-
ids out of bed he ran to the window, and
there was Ben at the door without his
father. In a few moments the family
were aroused, and Willie's brother hur
riedly opened the door. No sooner had
he done so. than Ben turned around and
trotted off toward the road. He followed
him quickly. Ben led him a quarter
of a mile, and then stopped. Ihere
Mr. Ely lay on the ground in a swoon
When he was taken home he soon recov
ered, and told them that as he was riding
through the woods he struck his head
. again8t tne overnangmg orancn oi a tree,
and fell from the horse. He was stunned
by the blow, and did not remember any
thinermore. After that night. Ben was
the hero of the village. But there was
one strancre thing about him he never
forgot either a benefit or an injury. Some- j to constitute a criminal offence it is pro
times, when in harness, he would see his I per that the words should be supplied by
former master: then all his old nre would
return; his eyes would roll, he would
champ his bit fiercely, and show an in-
tense desire to set at his old enemy, uniy
Willie or his father could quiet him then.
Ben taught the people of that village
I tiiali .tucy cici &ucn "vwii. v uw
kindness: and a good many of
Httle friend, began to practice
tu:a t ;nn. tV,.;r ,W nnrl nnn
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They found that the surest way to man-
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I age mem waa uy uuuucio, j.u Jwu
know, was Mr. Rarey's way. It was his
secret in training horses. 11 any oi our
boys have any doubt on the subject, sup-
pose iney try it ior inemoeiveo, lur mis oi,u
ry of Ben is a true one.
trms A t. a 1 Tl.
i gzss pastor w w ue wucu. auo
session came together, and at once the
I nnpstion was raised. "What kind ot a man
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I (Irk WA Hra.fl I. lilr S. n&HLOr r UDB mail S 1U1DU
a man who would be popular with all the
be popular with the outsiders. There was
I unurcn. Anotner wanted one wno wouiu
present an elder wno bad Kept snent an
the time. He was asked what kind of a
I man he wanted. He answered, "I want a
is I man who is popular
I To correct an evil which already exists
U not so wise as to-foresee and prevent
Synopsis of N. C Supreme Court Decisions. I
Digested for the Charlotte Observer by W. M.I
Pali Term, 1881.
Stronarch & Co., vs. Bledsoe, from
Johnston Co. By Kufhn, J. This was an
action brought lor the non-payment of an
Where the admissions in the answer es
tablish & prima' facie case for the plaintiff,
the onus proband rests upon the defend'
ant and he is entitled to open and con
clude the argument.
An unnegotiable instrument furnishes
proof, prtmafacie of a consideration to
support it, when a consideration is stated
in it, or it is stated to oe lor "value re
ceived." New trial.
Gwya, Harper & Co., vs. Richmond 3b
Danville Railroad, from Barke. -The
plaintiffs contracted for the purchase of a
lot of cotton from a firm in Charlotte. An
agent of the vendees had twenty bales of
cotton in possession and a lien upon the
same against the vendors, for money ad
vanced, upon order, the agent masked and
delivered to the defendant road the twen
ty bales of cotton to be delivered to the
plaintiff, receiving a bill of lading there
for. The ageut then drew upon his priu-
als fo7 t?e amount duVhinTfor thet-
t. the draft was not honored, the apent
ton; the draft was not honored, the agent
pursued the cotton, stopped it in transitu,
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proaucea nis oui oi laaing and was placed
in possession ot the cotton.
In an action by the vendees against the
xtauroaa, it was neia.xnat where an
W '1 ma
agent of the vendors markB and delivers
goods to a common carrier for the pur
pose of carriage and delivery to the ven
dees, even though such agent have a lien
upon the goods for money advanced, such
agent parts with said lien and the vendees
acquires full title and can recover. A de
livery of goods to a carrier designated by
the purchaser, to be delivered to him, has
the same legal effect as a delivery to the
purcnaser nimseu, and it is not necessary
that he should employ the carrier person
ally or by some agent other than the ven
The right of lien cannot exist without
possession and is an inseperable incident
to it. 1 he surrender of one is an extinc
tion of the other; and this applies with
greater force when the surrender is to be
a purchaser from the vendor against
whom it exists.
Long vs. Long, Administrator, from Yad
kin. By Ruffin, J. In this case the
plaintiff, a widow, made application to the
defendant for the assignment of a year's
support for henself and family, which al
lowance was made according to law.
There was a deficit to be paid her in
money. lhe clerk neglected to enter
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juugmcuk iUO uC.cuuul, iur ""r1
deficiency. This was in October, 1873. In
July, 1881, the plaintitl moved the court
to enter judgment against the defendant
for deficiency. The defendant answering
admitted the facts, but being advised that
the claim was barred by the statute ot
limitations, plead the same. Judgment
for plaintin defendant appealed.
Held, I hat a record will be amended
and a lodgment entered nunc pro tunc
when it has been delayed by the act of the
court or clerk, and there is no statute that i
limits the power of the court, or its duty
so to do, for a duty it becomes whenever
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necessary to prevent injustice to an inno-
necessary to prevent inj
Interest should be allowed on such
iudgment as the statute (Rev. Code, ch.
31, sec. 90) declares that every judgment
or decree, except for costs, rendered or ad
judged in any kind of action, shall bear
interest until paid.
Depriest & Wife vs. Patterson, Execu
tor, from Iredell. By bmitb, C. J.
Where judgment is entered on acoount of
defendant's failing to put in answer in
time, he will not be relieved on account of
illness which prevented his attendance at
court, or on aecount ot a misapprehension
of a conversation with, and promises ol
the deputy wno served tne summons, tor
I tia - i A tigva cant ana front. 4 r lwvlr aft a
i o s" v wv .
I his interests or nave employed counsel to
I manage it and ask for further time to put
I in answer, 11 nis condition did not permit
of its being prepared during the term.
State vs. Whitaker, from Henderson.
t a i T T'U : t e :
y au o. xu.. wh au wuvDivr lurva-
ble tresspass tried Deiore a justice of the
peace upon a warrant which omitted to
state that the act was unlawfully and will-
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juuy cumuiikvcu. rroui uoiuiun a juuB-
ment ine aeienoant appeaiea, ana on inai
in the superior uourt ne was again lound
euiltv. iudgment was arrested, and the I
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i oiaie appcaicu.
I As a general rule it is sufficient in
1 draughting bills of indictment Under stat -
I utes, to follow the very words of the stat -
ute; bat where the Legislature by inadver-
I tence omiuea woras wnicn are necessary
construction in oraer to express tne mean-
1 ing of the act.
While the title is no part of an act and
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I is usuany an ausaie guiae in ascertaining
I the purport oi tne act, stui wnen ine
mind labors to discover the design of the
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obiect may be resorted to, and even the
title of the act in such case may receive a
Hn chare of consideration. Krror.
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Xionoway v. university xairuu. vv.,
from Orange. By Ashe J. This was an
i action in the nature of a trespass ouare
Wlaumm f regit for an injury to plaintiff's
- , lana oy aeienaant s entering luereon ana
appropriating and occupying the same for
the purpose of constructing a railroad.
fU i. A afar, A art dimnFM An t n A TAnnn
that the common law remedy by trespass
I is taken away uy statutory remeuy. jje-
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I UIUIIC1 DUDHUireu. JL. umu. otls fw-v..
The two acts incorporating the Umver-
i aiwy Awiiwii w.,
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pany may appropriate and occupy land
for the uses of its road, subject to the val
uation and appraisement of value and dam
age, to be determined under the act, isat.
Rev. ch. 99. There being no repealing
clause in said act, the company, if it takes
the initiative in the assessment of value
I and damages, must pursue the remedy in
Ibehalf of the plaintiff either in the acts of
incorporation or in Bat, Rev. eh. 09, hr
must look for his remedy to See. 10, eh.
61 Kev. Code, whieh was intended as a
general law to apply to all ease where
there were not other and special provis
Capps vs. Cappe, from Henderson. Br
Smith, C. J. An action for partition of
real estate held by tenants in common
properly originates before the Probate
Judge. If a controversy arises which
raises a question of late, a copy of the
pleadings is to be transferred to the civil
side of the docket, C, C. P. Sea 111 119.
The ruling in Cheatham vs. Crews 81 N.
C. 943 does not apply to a case where de
tacbed issues are sent up, to be followed
procedendo, if necessary, for the further
irosecution of the cause in the conn be
OW. ' '
The Postal Savings BaxsL "What of
the Postal Savings Bank bill ?"
"I am at work on that now. The system
works admirably in England, and I da not
see why it should not in this country '
"Will the banks oppose it T
"Perhaps so. The failures in this conn-
try have shaken the confidence of tne
people Take in our own community the
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a a r - ?i a a a
would have confidence in the Government.
and undoubtedly save a great deal. They
do not save now. Ask any large house
you wfn that not over e per oent'save
anything. Under the Postal Savings Bank
law a greater per cent of. poor people
would save. I think some sort of a Postal
Savings Bank law will pass in some shape,
perhaps not exactly like the Jnglish law.
but somewhat." Cincinnati Commercial.
The Intermediate Stats. A horrible
story was in circulation some weeks ago to
the effect that the king of Aihantee In
Africa had butchered two hundred girls
to get blood to mix with the mortar to be
used for the erection of a regal residence
That report has been confirmed. The fact
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is cnaractensiic oi tne savagery oi mm
country and its people. We suggest to
the young colored students who deliver
essays on their race and its prospects, a
careful consideration of such facts as the
above. Instead of fulminating against the
horrors of American slavery, thev might
devote a few line to the contrast between
their desperate condition in the jungles of
Africa and their improved condition whilst
in a state of slavery in the Southern states
of America. The condition of subordina
tion to a superior and christian race was
the intermediate state between utter sava
gery in Africa and their present improved
condition of freedom and civilization.
The Lion's Tongue. The very peculiar
formation of the lion's tongue did not
escape the notice ef our anatomist, but he
does not say much about it. 1 nave now
in my hand the dried tongue of a lion ; it
is covered by sharp pointed, horny papillai,
set very thickly upon its surface. Tne
papillae, on the front portion of the tongue
are much larger than these in the rear part
of the tongue, but the smaller ones are set
closer together than those in front. Each
papilla? consists of a horny spine, the point
of w,hich l c"Ved nd ie.1 d,lCt bck
ward, reminding me much of the spines on
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the tail of the thornbsck rav. On
ing this lion's tongue to the cheek I find
that the roughness is so great that with a
little pressure a wound might easily be
made in the human skin. The use of this
is to scrape off the meat fron the bones ef
the animals, for the lion is not a great
bone eater he leaves the bones for the
hyenas to crack, those animals havinf
teeth especially constructed for the crack
ing of bones. This peculiar roughness of
the tongue is also present, but in a less
degree, in the common cat, and it can b
seen when the cat is lapping , milk, but
J Btin better if the tongue of a defunct sped'
I men e taken out, put for a while in
I gpirfts and then pinned tight on a board.
I This rough tongue is of great importance
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A Curiosity in Vaccination. A gen
tleman in the west end, when the small
pox scarce was first agitated in the city,
nnnntui aama wuunnit -naxxar iof j.nm
nnrnoB(inf -in.tintr hU famUT. He
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mixed the matter with some mortar on a
piece 0f iM. an( ia doing so a portUm
of the fixture adhered to one of his finger
Svm -ftr. bavins otscuian ta met
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noge ne unfortunately used the finger
wnion had come in contact with the mat
t.i- mwtA tfia MinuwinaiiM ra it tiWtV nljHt
f T M MMP wrM. W . M. .. U. W... , W
i tac )jnng rith the membranes of the nose
it spread all through his head, and, as a
, he has been confined to his bed lot
1 tmn mVi. TW. will h na anetrtn
hereafter with thia gentleman that, U
there is any virtue in
never will have the
t57 The somesrhat startling prophecy
is hazarded that in future lumber will be
of straw instead of wood. Experiments
already instituted show that it is possible
to make "wood" or its substitute from
straw, of a tensile strength surprising or
dinary building woods. This material is
capable of being carried through the
manipulation that wood is, does not shrink,
takes a high polish, and is waterproof.
In short, it not only answers all the . pur
poses of wood, but it is vastly better tbaa
it. There are two waste substances which
have never yet been made profiable to
man, and these are coal black or dast,
commonly called sawdust. If anyone cms
utilize these and turn them into lumber or
fuel, it will be a substantial advantage.
A camel has a foot furnished with a
pad, which resists the burning sand of
the desert for years, and would wear out
a horse's boofs in a few weeks.
. One man makes up his account from hit
wants. Another from his assets.
Beer and trouble are frequently brewed
Be slow to choose a friend, and slower
to change him. ' ;