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C1IAULOTTE, N. O. ,
Farther Particulars 6-bout the Great
Storm. .-,, VV-
In addition to what we published last
week about the destructive Storm of wind
and rain that passed to the South, and
South-east of this city on Tuesday night
the 19th inst., we gather -the following
saddening details from exchanges.
The storm injured nothing of any conse
quence in this county, nor in auy. of the
counties west of this. It seems to have
jumped from Chester and Lancaster coun
ties, S. C, into Union, Cabarrus, Anson,
Richmond, Stanly, Montgomery, Harnett,
part of Wake and Johnston counties in
this State, and then branched off into
gome of the lower counties of South
Carolina adjoining the N. C. line. It did
no damage in auy of the Eastern counties
of this State.
Cababrus County. In Concord, the
Register says the gust was a cyclone in
the south part of the town. A track
about one hundred yards wide swept over
the residence of Mr R. A. Brown, tearing
off the roof and blowing down the walls
of the south gable. The debris fell in
upon the beds of the family. Mr and
Mrs Brown and their three children were
in the house, in bed, when the storm
struck and all were more or less injured.
The cyclone struck the house of Mr VV.
M. Smith and blew down his chimney and
stripped the roof off the main building,
taking rafters, sheeting and all and knock
ing down some of the wall. It blew the
weBt chimney off of Mr A. B. Young's
residence and did bo me damage to the
roof. The tin roof was stripped off the
store of Mr It. E. Gibson. Treee were
blown down on Ma'n street, the glass in
several houses was broken by hail. The
storm was accompanied by the most ter
rifio hail storm that has visited this town
In the vicinity of Boat's Mill the cy
clone was very destructive. The widow
Barnhardt lost several out-buildings,
Ilillery Earnhardt's house was blown.
At least twenty-five buildings are de
stroyed. Trees were blown down or bro
ken off in every direction. It blew down
Mr Allen Boger's smoke-house, unroofing
his out-houses. Mr Ilartsell, living on
Mr A. Boger's farm, had hia buildings
blown down. Mr Ilartsell was seriously
but not fatally injured, and his little
daughter's arm fractured. Polly Howell's
house was blown down to the foundation,
no one hurt. At the Norris T. White
place all buildings were blown down, no
one hurt, one horse killed. All Capt. J.
II. Newell's buildings were blown down
except dwelling and kitchen. Mrs Fur
guson, all buildings blown down to foun
dation, some bed clothing lodged in trees
25 feet high, old lady's arm broke, her
daughter's leg broke. At Ben Robin
son's, all buildings blown down. Mrs
Robinson is supposed to be fatally in
jured. At Mrs E. C. Black's all buildings
blown down, Mrs Black hurt, buggy
blown away. The cyclone was about 4
miles wide, blowing down and twisting
off all trees in its track, the tops flying to
every point of the compass, tearing some
up by the roots and carrying them from
15 to 30 feet, from where they stood. On
Adams' Creek, west of Mt. Pleasant, we
learn that the corn and wheat mill of Mr
Alfred Ury was demolished and his resi
dence damaged, his neighbor's, Mr Fag1
gart's barn, was blown down and his
house badly damaged ; a new school house
near Mr A. C. Barrier's was blown down
and a great deal of timber on Daniel Bar
rier's land was prostrated.
Stanly County. Mr. S. J. Pemberton
writes to the Observer: As far as we
have been able to learn the following
houses in Stanly have been destroyed: E.
M. Brooks, Wm. Brooks, VV. F. Hinson,
Sarah Robbins, Isaac Marbry, VV. II.
Simpson, John B. Simpson, Swaren
gen, Helms, David Lowder. The last
is the fine two-story dwelling erected at
the old Kirk Ferry, the mouth of the
Uwharrie, by the late Neill McKay, Esq.
It had five strong brick chimneys to it,
which were levelled to the ground. They
say the house is literally kindling wood.
It was carried about seventy-five yards
across a ravine. There were four persons
in the house, Mr. and Mrs. Lowder and
their two grown daughter?. Mr. L. was
very badly bruised, but is up and about.
Mrs. L. is so badly hurt that she may not
recover. One of the daughters, about
sixteen years of age, is fatally hurt. The
other, fourteen years of age, had her hip
dislocated. The crib with all his corn was
blown and scattered away. Every house
on the place demolished. Wheat scatter
ed everywhere; provisions, household
S)ods, wearing apparel all gone. Some
the clothing of the family is to be seen
hanging to bushes on the Montgomery
side of the river, which is yet too greatly
swollen to cross. I give you these particu
lars as to Mr. Lowder's 60 that you may
know how it was here.
Montgomery County. The most fear
ful and destructive hurricane ever known
in this sectiou swept across the Pee Dee
river from Stanly county, at the mouth
oi the Uwharrie river, and taking up the
.oourse of the Uwharrie about five miles,
as now reported. Mr. Neill McKay, of
-Moore county, was detained at the house
of Willis Dennis, on the Montgomery side,
waiting for the falling of the river, and
;was in the house with Mr. Dennis and his
'family when it was blow over,but escaped,
as did Mr. Dennis and his family, without
;any serious hurt. Every house on the
; plantation was blown down, scattering
..property in every direction. After pas
sing Mr. Willis Dennis', is Mr. R. C.
j Hall's, some mile and half up the river.
.The wind unroofed all the houses and
barns, and killed his daughter, nearly
grown. The next is his nearest neighbor,
( Only a short way off, Wiley N. Harris,
s whose houses were blown to pieces, and
t his little daughter killed. The next report
.ed is some two miles up the river, at
Uwharrie a postoffice and the houses of
. the following parties living near were
, blown down or unroofed : J. E. Sanders'
. store, dwelling and gin house; J. P. Ilar
per, John Morris, Eddie Mullinix, A. R.
I Dennis, Hancel Beaman, James Byrd, Wil-
i son Davis, Alary Hurley, Adahne Hurley,
Simpson Morris, Littleton . Dennis, Mark
Harvell, Jr., Pad Dennis and Polly Craw
ford; and of these theiouses of Wilson
.,Davis and Eddie Mullinix were burned.
yTh.e wife and child of Mr. A. R. Dennis
-were killed; also James Byrd and wife.and
,'one or two are missing. ,
" Union County. -The storm seemed to
dmde west of Monroe, and it is impossi
ble to decide on which side of us it was
raoBt severe. On the south of us we first
hear of it at Mrs Jane Brown's.- in Lane's
Creek township, who had every house on
her place blown down. Mrs Bpown was
badly hurt and her daughter was mortally
wounded. It next struck the widow
Philmon's, who bad every house on the
place - destroyed. Mr Billy Horton's
bouse was left standing bat turned com
pletely around. At Mr Buck Hortou's
every building wa destroyed and every
member of the family more or less hurt.
Mr J. P. Horn's cotton press and shop
were destroyed. At Mr S. F. Ross' every
building was destroyed and his wife in
jured. At Mr Lewis Kriraenger's every
building was destroyed, and his sister
severely injured. The cow, geese and
chickens were killed. John Biveu col
bred, living on Mr G. D. Allen's place had
everything destroyed and himself and
family were blown to the woods. Their
clothing was torn from them and their
hands and faces lacerated. At Mr G. D.
Allen' every building was destroyed, and
Mr Allen and one child slightly injured.
The geese and chickens in the yard were
killed. Mr Marley Griffin's house was
blown down and burned up, and Mr
Griffin, it is feared is mortally wounded.
All this was in Lane's Creek township.
A stump five feet in diameter and not
over two feet high was blown up by the
roots and carried 45 yards; hundreds of
smaller stumps were torn up by the roots,
and the timber, when not blown down,
was twisted and torn in a surprising man
ner. The main current of the storm was
not more than fifteen feet wide and its
track looked like the bed of a river or
creek, so completely was everything re
moved from it. The scenes at many of
the houses were most harrowing the
houses, clothing and bed-clothing being
blown away, many of them wounded and
bleeding and left without sufficient cov
ering to protect them from the cold. The
wonder is that there was no greater loss
of life ; that so many escaped amidst the
wreck of dwellings and falling timber
seems truly miraculous. In other town
ships, as far as heard from, some hundred
or more dwelling houses were destroyed,
besides all out-houses, etc. Much suffer
ing needs to be relieved.
Anson County. A Wadesboro corres
pondent says: "The cyclone either di
vided before it reached the North Carolina
line or we had two traveling in almost
parallel lines. One passed through Dar
lington, S. C, and crossed Pee Deo river,
in the lower part of this county, and then
went on to Rockingham, where it did great
damage. A private letter from there says
fifty persons were killed and wounded in
Richmond county. The other cyclone
passed west of this place, crossing the
Carolina Central road about half a mile
east of Polkton, and crossed the river up
near the Montgomery line. This one
passed right through the country and de
stroyed every living thing in its path.
So far I have heard positively of the death
of only six persons in Anson. All the
houses except dwellings were destroyed on
the plantations of Henry Huntley, Jas.
W. Ward, William Little, F. B. Flake, in
this county, and of John D. Pemberton
and Capt. Bradley, in the upper river sec
tion of Richmond. One gentleman in this
county says of a tract of seventy-five acres
of well timbered land belonging to him,
not a sound tree is left. On the farm of
Mr. Bee Martin, on Brown creek, the cabin
of a negro man was blown down and he
was instantly killed. On JUr. bteve
Boyette's place every house except his
dwelling was blown down. Fate Allen,
colored, was crippled by his house being
blown over. James Thomas, white, a
tenant of Mr. Moody Allen, lost his house
and effects. James Huff, another of Mr.
Allen's tenants, also lost his house.
Richmond County. At Rockingham,
the storm began about 9 o'clock and lasted
about two hours, but the severest of it
only lasted about half an hour from 10
to 11 o'clock and during that brief space
of time about forty houses were leveled
with the ground and twenty-five souls
hurried into eternity, besides a great many
wounded. During the night news was
brought to town of the ravages of the
storm, and by daylight wagons and bug
gies and people on foot were hurrying to
the horrible scene. Business of every
kind was suspended, and everybody lent
a helping hand to rescuing and caring for
the dead and wounded. The court house
was thrown open and converted into a
hospital, where the dead and
were carried, and where everything that
could be done was done for those in whom
life still remained. About one mile south
east of Mr Thomas P. Covington's was a
small village of colored people. Here the
storm did its greatest damage. Of about
twenty houses not one was left standing.
Every one was leveled with the ground ;
even the floors were not left. Here 10
colored people were killed outright and
several wounded, some of whom will be
numbered with the dead. Right near the
place lived Mr Richard Dawkins and Mr
Asbury Sandford, both white. Both their
houses were totally demolished, and Mr
Dawkins was killed and one of his sons
badly if not mortally wounded, and one of
Mr Sandford's sons killed. At Mrs Mary
Watson's the Btorm was severe. Her
house was blown down and Mr Bob and
Miss Anna Watson (her children) were
seriously injured. She escaped unhurt.
McDonald's mill was blown to atoms,
Mrs Grant, white, and two children were
killed and others wounded. In Wolf Pit
township, south of town, the storm was
also furious. Much damage was done to
property, and Mrs Daniel Watson and a
Mr Stewart were killed. The track of the
cyclone was, on an average, about a
quarter of a mile in width, and in its track
not a thing was left standing except the
small shrubbery, and that was stripped of
every limb and branch. Among the fallen
trees and timbers of houses could be seen
the dead and mangled bodies of men,
women and children, while the eye could
see in every direction the carcasses of
horses, cows, hogs, dogs, cats, chickens,
and even birds. Hanging on the bushes
were shreds of clothing, bedding, shoes,
etc., which had been scattered by the
The tornado did not reach Laurinburg.
Harnett County. Reports from Lil
lington, Harnett county, say six dead
bodies were found in the path of the storm
near there. Mrs Reuben Matthews, Mer
ritt Overby, his wife and two sons, were
instantly killed near Lillington.
In Johnston County all the houses on
Ransom Parish's premises were blown
down. Several persons were injured, but
no deaths have been reported.
Wake County. On Tuesday night
19th, about 11 o'clock, a most terrific cy
clone passed through the neighborhood of
Rogers' X Roads, about twelve miles
northeast of Raleigh. Nearly everything
in the track of the cyclone was entirely
destroyed. At Mrs Eliza Peebles, who
lives about one mile south of Rogers' X
Roads, the storm swept everything ad it
whirled in its mad career. The bouse of
Mrs Peebles, with heavy timbers and well
fastened together, was utterly demolished.
The timbers were carried over one nii!e
from the house in a shattered "condition.
Oaks four feet in diameter were blown
down, thrown in opposite directions and
lopped into each f other. George Peebles
was instantly killed by the falling timbers.
J. P. Peebles was badly bruiBed.; in the
face and on the head, and one ibf his eyes
was almost destroyed. Mrs Peebles was
slightly injured in the hip, and Miss
Lavinia Kelley, who. was living ,with the4
family, was bruised about her shoulders
Chickens and geese were found dead in
every direction. . Not a- vstigefaay
thing was left on the premises of Mrs
Peebles except in a shattered condition.
On the farm of W. H. Pace houses were
nn roofed, trees blown down and hurled in
every direction and fences destroyed.
Tne cotton stalks in one of hi fields were
entirely swept from the ' ground. 1 ' About
1,000 panels of fence were swept from the
farm of Hollis Horton, and many large
trees were prostrated and - piled in - every
direction. The public school house near
the residence of Mr Horton was unroofed,
moved about ten feet and otherwise badly
damaged. The track of the cyclone was
about 150 or 200 yards wide, and went in
a northeasterly direction. '
From some of those who saw the cy
clone as it passed near Raleigh, we have
gathered some important and interesting
points. We make out that it traveled at
the rate oi about one hundred and twenty
miles an hour. Its course was northeast.
It stmck Matthews' at five minutes to
eleven o'clock, and exactly at eleven was
at Banks', ten miles distant. It was a
fearful black cloud, resembling chaos,
moving with the velocity of a cannon ball,
accompanied by terrific displays of elec
tricity, and followed immediately by rain
and hail. The path was generally two
hundred yards wide, but the chief de
struction was confined within a breadth
one-third that width. For ten miles it
coursed along the ground between the
points mentioned, how much farther it
proceeded before rising we have not yet
South Carolina. At Darlington, S.
C, four fine dwellings and twenty-five
smaller houses were demolished. Two
old white people and two negroes were
killed and several were injuredw In Claren
don county several plantations were ruined
and a number of persons were killed and
injured. At Chappell's Depot one person
was killed and several were injured, and
all the houses were levelled to the ground.
Jackson's Depot was destroyed and five
negroes were killed. ' Many plantations in
that section were stripped of buildings and
a number of negroes were killed, and many
white people were hurt. In Lancaster
and the surrounding country much loss
was sustained. Buildings were swept
away for a mile or two through the coun
try. Near Shelton the destruction of pro
perty was very great but no one was
killed. At Greenville and in Pickens
county there was great loss. A village
called Golightly in Spartanburg county
was totally destroyed, and three or more
were killed. At Ninety-Six the destruc
tion was terrible. A house fell on a
family injuring all and killing one. The
village ol Bradly was about destroyed.
Georgia. Three hundred people have
been killed, 900 injured and $2,000,000
worth of property destroyed in this State
by the tornado.
It is heart-rending to read the ac
counts of the devastation caused by the
cyclone,not merely in thisState,but farther
south, where the storm was more violent
even than with us. The town of Leeds,
fifteen miles from Birmingham, Alabama,
was obliterated and many persons killed.
Cool Springs, was lifted up and moved
away, but not without a fearful loss oi life.
And so the storm went cantering through
Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina as
if guided by the Angel of Death and the
demon of destruction.
Terrible Tragedy in Mitchell County.
From the Asheville Citizen.
Information was received here on Wed
nesday of a tragedy which in its whole
sale slaughter equals the most bloody en
counters of the west. The Marion Lamp
Post of the 20lh (fives minuta details ot
- g affi going into details which may be
cornet, but which we will not repeat.
It will be enough to say, on the informa
tion of the Post, that an affray occurred
on Sunday at the Burleson Miller mine,
near Flat Rock in Mitchell county, in
volving the loss of three lives, and the
dangerous wounding of another of the par
Steven Burleson and Sebe Miller were
working a mica mine under lease of Col.
Isaac Bailey. Reuben Sparks claimed the
property under a State giant, and had as
signed one half interest in the mine to Ed.
Ray and one Anderson, on condition that
they took possession. It is stated by the
Post that Ray and two of the Sparks men
on Sunday took possession of an aban
doned tunnel below the shaft-where Burle
son Miller and lobt. Penland were work
ing, and built a fire to smoke them out of
the shaft ; and not succeeding in this, Ray
went off for W. A. Anderson, his brother-in-law.
Returning fully armed, to the
mine, an altercation was provoked, Ray
knocking Miller into the pit with his gun,
Burleson in turn knocking Ray into the
pit. Firing then began, resulting in the
killing of Steven Burleson, Sebe Miller
and Ed. Horton, and the dangerous wound
ing of William Burleson.
Ray and Anderson are both revenue
officers; but the tragedy had no connec
tion whatever with their official character.
They are both at lerge. The country is
intensely excited at a tragedy so . bloody
and involving the lives of so many re
SEIT The Philadelphia- Record says :
"We have not been slow to observe, that
the cheap labor, cheap land, cheap , water
power and cheap raw material of the
South make it the most inviting field . for
manufacturing enterprise that has any
existence on the face of the earth." Just
such a field is Western North Carolina
now. Right here on the border of the cot
ton fields of North and South Carolina.
With the finest water-power almost over
the continent. The cheapest lands and
labor and the finest susceptibilities for
fruit raising, trucking, milling and all such.
Why shall this not be, the land for the
multitude ere many equinoctial decades
Bhall have rolled away ?
JSiT" The magistrates of Greene county
by a vote of 25 to 6 abolished the Inferior
court. This will send Mr. Lon. J. Moore
back to Newbern, and save Greene the
lasting disgrace of having an imported
solicitor. Wilson Advance.
A bill has .been introduced in
Congress, by Mr. Potter, of New York,for
refunding the government bonds at .two-and-a-half
On the 25tb jn the Senate, Mr. .Ransofa
offered a joint resolution- to appropriate
1100,000 to;tbereiief of the. sufferer; by
the receut great wind storm in the South
erSjStitesipIIe said over 500 people were
killea and many thousand wounded., and
the suffering resulting from the
awful. Mr. Brown supported the resold
tion in fitting -words. He -thought it a
case clearly calling for the interposition of
Congress. Mr;Pugb &bs BOpportedjit.
He thought thai whenever the fclaitn was
good lor the relief of the sufferers by the
by this wind storm. ar Harris said, while
he would be personally ready to aid the
utmost extent of his power.iii contributing
to the relief of the distress caused by. the
hurricane, he would hot vote a, dollar 'out
of the treasury Tor any uch purpose, as
he, believed he had no constitutional powe r
to do .soVftAi part of Tennessee, had suf
fered by reason cf ibe storm but he had
no intimation of a call for aid of the Na
tional Government. Mr Garlariof thought
there was no doubt of the Constitutionali
ty of the measure. He. would take an op
portunity when the resolution should be
reported back from the'eommittee to give
his reasons for supporting It on ! Constitu
tional grounds. Mr Voorhees thought the
immediate, supply of fare, clothing and
shelter in the case of a great publo calami
ty such as the recent floods in the west,
seemed indespensable in the cause ot
humanity. The question of how far the
policy could safely go was, be said, un
doubtedly an important one, but if the
unfortunates were to be Jelt to private
charity merely, they should ba made ac
quainted with that fact. He thought
they should not be left entirely to private
charity. Mr. Ransom had. not, he said,
received any intimation from his State
that he should ask for the helping hand of
the Government. He was glad to say he
did not wait for any such intimation. The
case was so just and so plain that he had
no doubt of his duty in the matter. The
resolution was referred to the committee
In the House, Mr Clements of Georgia,
from the committee on Foreign Affairs,
reported a resolution requesting the Presi
dent to transmit to the House all com
munications between the United States
and Russia with regard to the condition
and treatment of Hebrews in Russia, and
especially in relation to Hebrew citizens
of the United States. Adopted.
Under the call of States the following
bills were introduced and referred : By
Mr Oates of Alabama, to prohibit aliens
and foreigners from acquiring title to or
owning land within the United States.
By Mr Dowd of North Carolina, appro
priating $50,000 for the relief of the
sufferers by the late cyclone in North
A bill to prevent discrimination in
freight rates by subsidy railroads, was in
troduced in the House Monday by Mr.
ISF" We learn that the freight trafic on
the Western North Carolina Road, and
also on the A. T. & O. Road, was never
heavier at this season of the year. States
We can name fiftv men in this
countv. and more, who are makinsr monev
j j - t j
and laying up money every year by farm
ing and yet persons say that farming dou't
pay now. It does pay and it's about the
only thing that does pay. Elizabeth City
U3T I have been told that Mr. Paul C.
Cameron sent a check for $125 to Mrs.
Spencer, at Chapel Hill, to pay for a tab
let in Memorial Hall to her husband, who
was one of the most talented and hopeful
men ever graduated at the University.
Mrs. Spencer declined to use the money in
that way, and will, so I hear, spend it for
a tablet for some other worthy. Raleigh
A Mountain Girl as a Gay Deceiver.
About last Sunday week a girl who
lived near Kilby postoffice, on the line be
tween Alexander and Wilks, started off
with one of her beaus, to VVilkesboro, to
get married. On the way she told him
she had forgotten something and" for him
to go on while she went back for it. He
did so and she returned, met up with
another sweetheart, went on to Taylors
ville with him and married him. No. 1
reared when he heard how the girl had
executed a retrograde movement upon
him, the more so that he had bought her
wedding frock and bonnet, but the girl
wasn't any the less married on that ac
count. Statesville Landmark.
Col. Walter Clark's new book.
"The. Cod of Civil Procedure, with notes
and decisions to 1884," is out and ready
for delivery. It contains nearly five hun
dred pages and is thorough and complete.
There are 75 pages of "cited cases," a
table indicating what section in. the new
code includes thg, corresponding one in
the old, and under each section are given
all the decisions of theSupreme , court
bearing upon . .it arranged under proper
sub-heads. The labor bestowed on its
compilation must have been great, and the
work leaves nothing to be desired touch
ing the subject of which it treats. It is
alike creditable to Col. Clark's well known
industry and to his" discriminating judg
ment as a lwytr. The profession owe
him'ihanks lor so complete a volume. The
book is from the publishing house of Ed
wards, Broughton & Co.,and is ueally and
clearly printed as is their practice. Ral
eigh Observer.-JS n y; "."
I3F The many friends of Capt. Wm.
Day, of Halifax, will learn with much
pleasure that he - has tired of. so-called
"liberalisra,",and returns to the folds -of
old Democracy. Capt. Day evidently
sees in "Mahone's career that only two
political parties can exist, the one Demo
cratic and the other Republican; or, to
put it in stronger ' words a white man's
party "and the negro party.' A third
party cannot exist and can only lead
to Republican success. - , We welcome him
back to his first Mo velGotdsboro Mes
Commissioner McGehee. The N. C.
Department of, Agriculture has proved to
be an institution of such inestimable use
fulness and value to North Carolina that
we may wonder now at the hostility that
made its existence so long one of embar
rassment and struggle. That -time has
passed, we believe. Very much of the
present favor the department enjoys is
due to the enlightened efforts of Commis
sioner McGehee, his indefatigable indus
try, and his broad policy which has been
so broad as to embrace North Carolina in
the great field of industrial enterprises
instead of restraining her within the nar
row confines of State limits. And Mr. M.
McGehee, has been ..fortunate in the co
operation of associates so intelligent as
Secretary -P M.i Wilsol and others.
Asheville Citizen. : -
, W"N. C. Supreme Court Decisions
Spring Term, lSsV II
-Bunch vs. EdentoWl. A townia liable
iu damages to ouewho receives an )njury
by falling in an excavation War the Bide
walk (made by the owner of the lot for a
ar), where it appears there wan no con
curring negligence and the municipal
authority failed to cause to be erected
a railing to prevent accidents to passers-
y. -I 117 t l '.ft
2.' Tbe,court intimate th
at the owner of
the lot may be answerable in damages to
piauuiu, pui mis is no aeience 10 ine
ndant town.!i; ? : -;; ' xt.-c
Deloatch vk. Coman. An action by a
landlord against n tenant for the re
covery of rent, the sum demanded not
exceeding two hundred dollars, is an
action upon the contract.' of lease and
cognizable in the court of a justice of
the peace. The jurisdiction , cannot be
ousted because further .relief is asked
which such court has no power to grant.
Whitehurst vs. Hymah.--1. A promise
based upon a new and original considera
tion of benefit or harm' moving between
the party to whom a debt is due and the
party agreeing to pay the same, is not "a
promise to answer, the debt or default
of another," and need not be in writing.
2. Therefore, where the plaintiff had
judgment against a debtor and was seek
ing to secure payment by supplemental
proceedings, and. the defendant who
claimed the property of the debtor prom
ised to pay fifty per cent of the sum du?,
upon plaintiff's dismissing said proceed
ings and not examining him as .to his title,
&c, which was accordingly done; Jfeld,
that such agreement is not within the
statute of frauds, and that the defendant
is liable. The Code sec. 1,552.
The admission of irrelevant testimony
cannot be assigned for error, unless it' ap
pears that the party- complaining , was in
fact prejudiced by it.
Brantly vs. Jordan. Where under the
Code of Civil Procedure,', section 80 (not
brought forward in the; Code of 1883),
the plaintiff at the time or filing' his
complaint failed to name some person
upon whom service of pleadings ,,and
notices may be made, it was held that a
notice of appeal filed by the defendant in
the clerk's office was sufficient under the
statute to charge the plaintiff with notice
thereof. . . .
Norman vs. Craft. Where a mortgagor
conveyed his personal property, more than
$500 in value, .with a clause in the deed
reserving his "personal property exemp
tion allowed by. law and to be selected by
him;" Held, that the title to the whole of
it passed to the mortgagee and remained
in him until the exempted articles were
legally set apart, and the simple act ' of
executing a second mortgage conveying a
part of said property is not a selection of
such part, nor a separation of the same
from the bulk. The second mortgage in
such case holds in subordination to the
State vs. Voight. 1. A license to re
tail liquor can issue only upon the appli
cation of the party to the board of county
commissioners for an order directing the
sheriff to grant the same. Permission
given by the sheriff to retail without such
order previously made, is in violation of
the law and does not protect the seller
2. An order granting license may be re
voked at the same session of the board.
3. Evidence of the understanding of a
witness as t the meauing and import of
orders and decrees,is not admissible. They
are ascertained by the terms in which the
orders are drawn.
4. The contents ol a public record may
be proved in any court by "the original
record itself. The rule allowing apropeirly
certified copy of such record to be admit
ted in evidence, is grounded on the incon
venience of obtaining the original. ...
North Carolina to the Front.
A Washington letter iu th Raleigh
Observer last week thus speaks of our
good old State :
"North Carolina is booming. For the
first time in her history, the people of the
North are to-day more familiar with the
climate and resources of the Old North
State than of any other Southern State.
It does seem that the tide in her affairs is
fast approaching its flood, and it is hoped
and believed that it will lead on to for
tune. The Northern people and press are ' be
ginning in a typical way to speak of her
as "TobaccoUnd," instead of the "State of
turpentine stills," as heretofore. The fish
dealers in this and other markets farther
north display the sign: "North Carolina
shad !" They are the first in the market
and command big prices. The recent dis
covery of tin at King's Mountain has at
tracted universal attention and instigated
investigations of the wonderful .mineral
indications of her western soil.
Indeed the Northern papers are. full of
items abdut iheOld Ndrth Stale. All
this is the result of advertising, through
the Boston exhibit and the press. With
the attention of the whole, country at
tracted to" the Slate, the exposition to be
held next October ought to be an im
mense success, and it doubtless will be,for
the right men are at the helm. The fact
that a State exposition is to be. held is
already becoming known throughout the
Nor tli. I have had the pleasure . of men
tioning the fact and explaining its ebjeel
through the columusof several journals of
national, repute, some of whose readers
may take enough interest in the matter to
be in attendance." .T -r . ,
There is a ereat disturbance in
Philadelphia. A colored policeman is
about to' be appointed, and this has so
angered the white' policemen 'that they
threaten to resign.
,';'!.!' --s- i
S2f The first suit for breach of promise
of marriage ever brought in Chester coun
ty, S. C, has been entered by Miss M. A.
Lucas, who asks $30,000 damages from
James P. Ferguson." :
: W"Is our Civilization Perishable ? The
question is asked fa the North American Review
for March, by Judge J. A. Jameson, who con
siders the several agencies by which the over
throw of the existing civilization might be effect
ed. In the same number of the Review there is
au article of extraordinary interest on "Agricul
tural Politics in England," by William E. Bear
editor of the Mart Lane Express. "A Defence
less Sea-board," by Gen. H. A. Smalley, is a de
scription of the unprotected condition of the har
bors and coafct cities of the United States In
"The Story of a Nomination i.V7. O. 8toddard
recounts the hitherto unpublished history of the
means by which the nomination of Abraham
Lincoln for a second presidential term was
brought about. 'How to Improve the Missis
sippi." by Robert 8. Taylor; and fcTbe Constitu
tionality of Repudiation," by D. H. Chamberlain
snd John 8. Wise. Published at 30 Lafayette
riace, New York. " - -: - -
Jl Delinquent Tax-Payers.
Every ciMhVfp)lThi8axe is in
terested in making all ith4r cftrzehi: pay
thiir iaxep. IjT imly i portion ff the' citi
s?nsb!a voanty bayibeiriss; tiai'ej and
oiherdonot:lhengreat rnjuHjfee i
done. In every county there is every
year a large number of persons who do not
pay any taxes and are denominated "insolvents."-
All tax-payers - are interested
in reducing that number as much as possi
ble, and the last Legislature enacted a
stringent law to enforce the collection of
taxes, to which we will refer. In order
that everybody in a county may
who these "insolvents" are, the law directs
the- sheriff :to ' make" publication 'at the
court-house door of a complete'list-' of all
the "insolvents" itfc his county'4.' with' the
amount of tax duefrbm each:' and also to
publish in each township a lfet oP the1 de
linquents of aid township. - Artd--W 'give
greater publfcityi'lhe county. commission
ers are authorized to publish "the same list
in some newspaper printed in their "coanty.
And the law goes oh to say that any1 per
son returned as an "insolvent- who 'shall
fai to pay hi8: taxes wrthinlx-'nlonths
after the return of the insolverit'Hst to the
ctoudty commissioners,' shall 5 be -deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined
double the value i of his taxes' :doe," and
may be committed to prison for" failure -to
pay the fine. ' It is made the duty lot the
chairman of the board of count v eomraw
sioners to act as prosecutor in -these cases,
andlhe coin toiesionersTaaypur"at"6rk
on the-publiOi roads .aqjimafl Whw iscora
mitted to jail for failure to pay his fine.
If tislaw is porcQdJagainsvMO lkl de
linquent tax-payers in every county.be
North Caroliqa our ' public roads will 'in
greatly improved. , We dp not know what
other counties may do, but! we are assured
that this law will be" rigidly enforced (in
Chatham thia year, and we mention' it so
as to warn our readers not to be number
ed in the list of, insolvents. Pittsboro
Record.' '.... '... . - ..i,-. ' '
. That's Right, Juttee. 1 "
.. ... ... . : . - i i
A man in Memphis who had been sent
to jail by Judge Greer for violating ' the
law against carrying , concealed weapons,
petitioned tobave hU sentence. suspended.
Here is part of the Judge's answer : --.jT
"The views of this court upon,.lhe sub
ject of pistol carrying ought by this .time
to have become pretty . well . understood.
The court desires to say, and have it un
derstood that he says it boldly1;' that ' if' it
should happen that the zephyrs ' should
fan a cherup from - the-Elysian fields to
this mundane sphere, and that cherubim
should conceal a pistol under its downy
wings, and should be captured,, indicted,
tried, and convicted iu this court, a fifty
dollar fine and not less than ten days im
prisonment in the county 'jail ' would be
the reeult." ' , , ;
That's right. Execute the laws, and
thus pave society fron the domination of
J - I f (MIH HOli
Ex-Gov'.' Hendricks, ex-Senator
N indom, and Minister Morton listened to
a debate in the French Assembly, the
other day which became very personal,
and surpassed. Gov. Hendricks thought,
onr American Congress in its palmiest
days in high temper and .exciting per
sonalities. ', . , ; . ; : ,
FANCY GOOD S AND
The largest stock ever brought to Charlotte at
C. S. BOLTON'S.
A mammoth stock tf Plain and French Can
dies, made of pure Sugar and manufactured by
the best manufacturers in the United States.
FRENCH CANDY. Spanish CaBtles, Marsh
mellows, Cocoanut Jelly.Pig PastePlats, Smooth
Cloves, Chocolate Drops, Rose Gum Drops,
Lemon Gum Drops, Lemon Cocomut Bars,
Mint Drops, Cream Almonds, Bon 'Bdhs, &c.
Tbe largest and best selected . stock of TOYS
that has ever been brought to Charlotte. Tin,
Wood, China and Mechanical Toys, Arks, Coffer
Setts, Steamboats, Work Boxes, Toy Pianos,
China Vase?, Glass Vases, China Mugsand Cups,
Wax Dolls, Unbreakable Dolls, Rubber Dollg,
Drums, Harmonicas, Boxes, Swiss Cottages, Doll
Houses, Bellow Toys, Furniture, Locomotives,
Santa Claus. ; -j
FANCY NOTIONS.-Dressing Cases', Dressing
and Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes, Pocket Books
and Purses Toilet and Shaving Soaps, &c. ,
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC FRUITS.
Malag Grapes, Fjgs, Apples, Oranges, Cabinet
Raisins, Lemons, &c.
NUTS. AlmoDds, English Walnuts, ' Pecans,
Filberts, Palm Nuts, Ooeoanuts." '
WILLOW C.OOD9. DcT ' 'Cradles;'' Fancy
Baskets, Work Stands, Work Baskets, Rattles.
STAPLE GROCERIES. Tea, Coffee, Sugar,
Bacon, Flour, Lard, Rice, Salt. Soda, Powdered
Sugar, Cut Loaf Sugar, Candles, and many arti
cles too numerous to mention. Also, Fancy
Cakes for parties,- weddings and family use,
Fresh Pies, Plum Cakes, and Bread every day.
I would be pleased to have you call , and ex
amine my stock. . . :
C. 8. HOLTON. '
Nov. 36, 1883. .:
I have j ust rectived the largest stock of Fresh
Seed kept by any. other house in the State. ,
Red and Wn te Clover,
Lucerne, Clover, Orchard Grfess, Timothy, Eng
lish Blue, or Evu-greerv Grass,-Red Top, Tail
Meadow Oat, Fancy Blue, or Lawn, and Itye
A variety of ImpkmoitH, consisting of Plows
and improved Georgia Plow Stocks , Riding,
talking and Iron Frame Expanding Cultivators,
the two and three secliro 'wood and improved
iron frame Thonias Harrows, Acme Harrows,
the Corbia Disk Harrow, which is unequaled by
any similar implement. All of these Harrows
are sold on trial and if n t satisfactory can be
return d. - t. - :l
The best Separating Corn Sheller'in'the'State
for the money. Sinclair Propelling Feed Cut
ters, Lever Feed jCutttrs as low asj5R
Tennessee Wagons." ;
Another Oar load' on the way. The Ten
nessee sUnds at the head of all competition
Genuine German Kainit,
And the Standard Navassa; Acid Phosphate and
Cotton Fertilizer. Prices to meet competition
otpmndaM Fertfljand s pecJal -j fermi anide
od'car load lots. AThe TfavassS' Fertilizers are
madciu North Carolina .and, are well known.
1 hey are guaranteed in quality and in all field
J. G SIIANNONH' fU5E, Ag't ,
Jan 2o, 181. - - (College street.
BURGESS NIC HOLS,
Wlolesale. and Retail healer m
FURNITURE, JADING, fcc.
bracmg eterytbictg found in a
a oivjttB3-f iirmiure-Btore,
Such as 'Bedroom and Parlor -Suits Lounges
IT'S Jb ea Bureaus
oiuiuueb, uuun vases, etc. .WJXfii Vll,J
tW CHAIRS nf all t5i -v . - . .
aFprices to.Wt tntimeV P liWiieaa8
iresoectf ally Aolfcit ilhufe of patronage
, -No. 5 West , Trade Strtet -Jan
19 1888 ChTo.C.
I .ef York, Feb. 22. The movement oi
tnetcippi as indicated by telegrams from
is given below. For the week
ending Feb. 22d the total receipts have
reached 65,013 bales, against 105,921 bales
last week, 111,481 bales the previous wpt-t
J im ttn Vl .1 1
auu iiz.uv uaico mree weens SinCf nmlr
i :.. o . . "
ing the total receipts since Sept. 1st 1883
4,263,731 bales, against 4,766,393 ba'les for
the same period of '82-'83, showing a de
creiie.j&inceli Sept?' 1, 1883, of 502,662
TKia prnnrtu fnr ihn week iil. .....
I of 100,738 bales, of which 72,503 were to
Great Britain, 14,764 to ranee and 13 471
td lha; rest u of the j Continent, while'the
stocks as mad? 11 p are. now 959,713 bales.
Business has , been extremely dull on
the Cottdn Exchange during the past
weekThe discussion and voting on pro
positions looking to reduced rates of com
mission have occupied much of the time
and attention of -members, and for two
(Jajrs lelegraphic communication with "the
South has been almost entirely suspended.
Xfsjaxlherejyas anactive opening on
the very rauch better reports from Liver
pWl,nd indications that the receipts at
the porta continued small, and there was a
further advance, the final prices, compared
with last Friday, showing an advance of
poiats for thin crop, and no deciled
has, beei) . quiet and
lerdayi when ho!d
u uiii-iiaiifzea until
J .- 1 .1 -
ers were less disnoo
10 sen. vuoiauous were noi advanced
bub-tthe cose-vwas firmer at lojc. (0f
nricldllng -uplands. The total sales for
forward delivery for the week are 206 800
bales. " '
.n "V . '
t8TTotli?uiblS Supply of .Cotton. v
The total visible supply of cotton for
the world is 3,352,643 bales, 2,708,743
being American; against 3,184,044 and
2,548,5.44; respectively, last year. Re
ceipts of , cotton at all interior towns
24,305 bale; ; receipts from the plantations
51,394: crop in sight 5,063,696.
L. P. OSBORNE,
.practical Surveyor and Civil Engineer.
All engagements j promptly filled in city or
county;tppftlg and platting a spesialty
Office will 4M P Osborne, Attorney, at Court
Reference T. J. Orr, County Surveyor.
Feb.'l5;i884 : yr
B. B. SPRINGS.
K. S. E ORWELL.
SPRINGS j &
"'' '' - 7 and Fertilizers.
Thanking the farmers of this section for their
generous patronag during the past ten yean
we respectfully solicit a continuance of the same.
We hope by fair dealing and reasonable prices to
deserve it. sWe are at the
, T Old titaiid hedr 'the .Postoffice,
And it is our intention to make our Store in the
future as it has been in the past
5ict U 1". v. A .i i t.. - j
, t Headquarters
For the FARMERS. IVe have now in stores
full Block of Groceries, Provisions, Clover Seed,
Orchard Grass, Farmer's Friend Plows, Ac, &c.,
on ail of which we are prepared to give you
lowest market prices.
We ask your special attention to our facilities
for furnishing you with reliable
Having a large Warehouse conveniently lo
cated, built for the purpose during the past feum
mer, we will at all times have a large stock
ready for delivery. We control the following
Brands in this market : ..
the etiwan: dissolved bone.
THE ETIWAN GUANO.
The Stono Acid Phosphate.
The Goods of the Etiwau aud Stono Companies
are knotcn to be reliable and are admitted to have
few equals and no superior. These Companiea
being the only ones in Charleston that have the
"Due Atomizing Mill,"
Which is the latest invention and most improved
Mill for grinding the Phosphate rock into an u
palpable powder far the manufacture of Fertili
zers,, itftan to reason that these goods are
what we claim fbr ijiem, i .
! 'THE-BEstf -'fltf-TJIE MARKET.
WeJuaye now in store 100 Tons
Wvbicbr we know to be pure. ! .
' :,. lLq ;. , .
We are wide awake and will be glad to serve
you. Call and &cvl
r. iylcl-r!oi 7." T
, SPRINGS & BUKW.
Feb. 1, 1884., , 2m
:' ::: ' Eastern Yam
SWEET POTATOES constantly on band at
UMI ' , S. M. HOWELL'd.
Teb. 8,-1884. ' '
NEW;) PALL GOODS.
e are now offering a large stock of Dress
Goods,1 tremendous stock of Velvet Ribbons
and other Trimmings.
.' A'magnincent fctock of Ladies', Misse' and
Children's ' ..
A nice lot of Handkerchiefs, including a lot of
the cheapest ever offered by us. ""
Don't forget to ask for
Our stock is. new. and well .assorted. ,
We are the agents for the .
"Charlottesville , Woolen Mills."
And these Goods need no praise from us; every
body knows- them to be1 the. very best goods for
the money, made.-' '' ii " ' 1 '
" Don't hesitate to 'ask for1 anything you want,
we have It.'' ' ' " ' ;
ALEXANDER & HARRIS-
Sept 28, 1883.