Bugle's majority for the Legislature in
New Hanover county is 509.
National Educational Convention.
We are requested to state that delegates
frain tliis State who may wish to attend the
National Educational Convention to be held
jD Trenton, New Jersey, from the 16th to
the 21st of August, will be passed for one
fate from Raleigh to Trenton, and return.
Tlicy can purchase a return ticket from
Raleigh to Baltimore, and from Baltimore
to Philadelphia, and from Philadelphia to
IwTOcnoN. Application was made to
Judge Russell for a temporary injunction to
restrain the Commissioners ot Cumberland
county from placing the tax lists in the
hands of the Sheriff, on account of alleged
irregularities in the alteration of the valua
tion of lands as made by the assessors.
Judge Russell granted the order restraining
the Comissionere and directed them to ap
pear before Judge Buxton on the 7th of
August and show cause why they should
not be enjoined. The matter was heard by
Judge Buxton at chambers on Saturday, the
7th inst, and a long argument was made by
the opposing counsel.
Messrs. Wright and Ray, B. and T. C.
Fuller, and J. C. Dobbin appeared as coun
sel for complainants. J. C. McRae and J.
W. Baker, Jr., for Commissioners.
Temporary injunction dissolved. Injunc
On Saturday night last a force of armed
men went to the jail of Orange connty and
with pistols presented compelled the young
son of the sheriff to produce the keys ot
the cell where were confined two colored
men charged with barn burning re
cently. The crowd unlocked the cell, took
out the prisoners and left ' the town.
Taking the colored men out of town a
mile or two, they were cross-examined, and
from their statements, the Captain decided
they were guiltless of the charge, and order
ed his men to release the aaptives. After
he and most of his men had left them to
take care of themselves, a few, more blood
thirsty than the rest, remained, and after
threatening to shoot tbem anyhow, one of
the men was shot through the thigh.
The outlaws are represented to have been
dressed In Ku Klux disguises of white dress
es and masks, and kept up a continual noise
" Ker-Kluck," as if with the intention to in
spire terror of their order in the minds of
Next merning the Sheriff summoned a
fom and followed the tracks of the band
some distance ; but the pursuit resulted in
the finding of nothing.
SlPEEIOB COTJRT CLERK'S MEETING. In
pursuance of previous notice, a meeting of
Superior Court Clerks assembled at the
Court House to-day, August 10th, for the
purpose of considering their duties as pre
scribed by the new Code. The meeting was
called to order by Col. E. A. Osborne, of
Yecklenburg, who, after briefly referring to
the call that bad been published in the news
papers of the State, nominated Maj. J. C.
Mann, of New Hanover, as chairman, who
was unanimously elected; and on motion
E. A. Osborne, of Mecklenburg, was appoint
Upon calling the list, the following clerks
were found to be in attendance, viz: Abram
Clapp, of Guilford county; P. T. Massey, of
Johnston ; J. W. Flow, of Union ; M. V.
Sherrill, of Catawba; A. Barnes, of Wil
son ; 6. J. Robinson, of Wayne ; J. C. Cala
hin, of Cumberland; J. W. West, Craven;
J. D. Boutherland, Duplin ; W. A. Albright,
and J. A. Long, deputy, Alamance ; L. E.
Johnston, Davidson ; J. N. Bunting, Wake ;
W. H. Spencer, Franklin ; John McDonald,
Cabarrus; 8. F. Petty, Chatham.
A committee on the construction of the
foe-bill was appointed, consisting of L W.
West, of Craven, chairman, 1L Y. Sherrill,
and A. Barnes. On motion, the chairman
was added to the committee.
The following resolutions were adopted :
Bewitrtd, That, in the opinion of this con
vention, when a transcript is docketed from a
county other than that in which the judgment
was taken, execution should be issued by the
clerk where said transcript was docketed.
Hetofoti, That judgments in criminal actions
should be entered on the judgement docket.
Besotted, That in the opinion of this meeting
it devolve upon the clerk when a transcript is
scut from any other county than his own, to
send the execution with the money received
thereon to the county in which the original
Judgement was taken.
On motion the meeting adjourned to meet
at 8 o'clock.
The Convention met pursuant to adjourn
ment. The Committee on the Fee Bill submitted
the following :
Tour Committee having carefully considered
the matter committed to their charge, beg leave
to report that they are of the opinion that it is
not expedient at this time to snggest any altera
tion in the Fee Bill.
They would recommend, however, that Bills
or fees tor the different services be made out by
the various members, that there may be some
uniformity in our charges.
I. E. WEST,
8. A. BARNES,
M. V. SHERRILL,
On motion the report was accepted and
the committee discharged.
Bill of costs were then made out by sev
nl members appoiited by the chairman,
ifhich demonstrated the great variation in
the practice of the different courts.
Alter a long debate upon various sections
the fee bill, the following was adopted:
"Hbbeas, We the Clerks of the Superior
courts of the 8tatc or North Carolina, in con
vention assembled, believe It to he of creat nub-
He importance that there be some concert of
'etion ;among the clerks of the several counties
the State, therefore
Setohtd, That we form ourselves into a per
atnt organization to be known as the "Supe-
nor court Clerks Association of North Carolina."
&L That a committee on permanent or-
finltttien be app stated to report at our next
The chairman appointed Messrs. West,
"Mwne and Barnes.
The convention then adjourned, subject
w me call of the chairman.
BepoblicaM elect their ticket in
Willie D. Jones, Esq., has received his
commission as Assessor for this district, and
opened his office on the corner of Hills
boro1 and McDowell streets, in the House
formerly used for Republican headquarters.
Chops. In Carteret county the crops are
flourishing. Farmers expect a more abun
dant yield of corn, cottoa and ground njits
than at any time for the last ten years. The
country on the road from there to Golds
boro' does not appear to have suffered from
dry weather. On the lino between Golds-
bbro' and Ruleigh vegetation is suffering!
and the farmers look anxiously for rain.
State Teaceees Association. We learn
that the committee appointed at the last
meeting of the Chatham Educational Asso
ciation for this purpose have called a meet
ing ot the teachers and friends of education
in the State on Thursday the 14th day of
October next. We hope to see a large meet
ing, for we consider it highly important
that the teachers and friends of education
should meet and confer about the educa
tional interests of our State.
The following discharges in bankruptcy
were granted by Hon. G. W. Brooks, at the
special term of the U. S. Court held at Salis
Guilford Geo. W. Clapp, Rob't L. Col
train and Finley W. Shaw.
Randolph James R. Bulla and Zachariah
Person Mary Ann Daniell.
Caswell Albert G. Anderson.
Last Friday, a United States Deputy Col
lector at Charlotte made a seizure of some
thirty boxes of tobacco, stamped with coun
terfeit stamps. The owner of the tobacco,
Hancock by name, was indicted at Salis
bury Saturday, and Monday his factory was
seized and he was arrested. The officers are
looking for the counterfeiters ot these stamps
and the counterfeits are so well known that
they will be of no value when inspected by
honest officers. Persons offering for sale the
tobacco so stamped will not only not t fleet
their object, to evade the tax, but will lay
themselves doubly liable to prosecution.
Seizure. The largest revenue seizure yet
made in North Carolina, was on the 10th
inst., by Collector Crane, of the 5th District,
consisting of the Factory of R. P. Hancock,
of Leasburg, Caswell county, containing a
hydraulic press, a large number of screw
presses and fixtures, and sixty thousand
pounds of leaf and manufactured tobacco,
valued at $23,000.
The cause of the seizure was the finding of
fraudulent stamps, to the amount of $G00,
on tobacco, purporting to have been manu
factured by Hancock.
T A lnnflinw nTirl nftrnrtivp fpntnr fit thp
University at the term beginning August
18th, will be the Lectures by the faculty and
other distinguished gentlemen. The practi
cal lectures on the theory and practice of
teaching, will be of untold value to those in
tending to enter the profession. The State
needs ten thousand school masters to fill
places in the free schools soon to be estab
lished. These schools will in turn supply
students for higher grades of schools, and
popular education will rapidly advance in
this State. Ambitious young men, depen
dent upon their own exertions, can find no
better way in which to commence lives of
usefulness than as teachers. The course
marked out at the University gives unsurpass
ed facilities for these young men to prepare
themselves, and at the same time furnishes a
complete course to the "diversity student.
Another case of apparently brutal out
rage upon colored people has come to light,
this time in Chatham county. A colored
woman named Minnie Herndon came to th's
city and made complaint that on Friday
night, August 6th. her house near Lassiter's
Cross Roads was torn down over her head.
A party of men, some 40 or 50 strong, came
to the house in the darkness of night and
tore off tjie roof from the humble dwelling,
and literally demolished the dwelling over
the heads of the affrighted inmates. Two
spinning wheels, used by the industrious
family, and most their crockery and house
hold furniture were destroyed.
The woman Minnie Herndon and her son-in-law
Wm. Fuller were made to strip the
clothing from their backs, and were se
verely beaten with leather straps, and Min
nie was cut across the head and face with a
sword. When they were being beaten they
were told they could not remain at that
place, that they must leave. The active
participants in this outrage were disguised.
This is another case showing the necessity
of the law to prevent persons going masked
or disguised, against which the Ku Klux
and their friends raised a shout of horror
when it was enacted by the Legislature last
State Faik. The work of putting the
State fair grounds in order for the fair the
coming fall, goes bravely forward. A strong
fence has been built around the grounds,
with gates at convenient points for the in
gress of great numbers of carriages and foot
passengers without crowding or confusion.
Five wells have been dug at different parts
of the grounds to give a supply of good
water whenever it may be needed. The
grounds are considerably larger than for
merly, and the track for the trial of speed
has been laid off half a mile in length, and
the work of leveling and grading it will be
finished in a few days. One of the build
ings is to be fitted up to serve temporarily
as a Floral Hall. Money is still needed by
the executive committee to ensure the car
rying out of all the proposed works of im
provement and put the grounds in tolerable
condition for an exhibition. Donations will
be gratefully received by any member of
the committee. B. P. Williamson, Esq.,
and Wm. G. Upchurch, Esq., of the comniit
mittce are raising subscriptions, and would
thankfully acknowledge the receipt of
money in sums from $1 to $100. The fair
will certainly bo held, but more money is
necessary to make the arrangements com
plete. A stratum of genuine porcelain clay Jhas
been recently discovered near Athens, Tenn
For the Standard.
Edgecombe County Great Crops Bright
Prospects Honor to Colored La
borersA Happy People
The Political Situa
Edgecombe Co., Aug. 10, 1869.
Messes. Editors: I hope you will pardon
tiic intrusion of the quill, which I am sure
you will do, as I know that you, having the
weal of North Carolina at heart, will be glad
to hear cheering news from old Edgccomue,
which has always been acknowledged by
those of agricultural erudition as beTug one
of the leading counties in the State, and
"secundum nulli" in the production of cotton
and corn. At present she is emerging proud
ly from the gloom of despondency which
has of late years o'ersbadowed her, and with
the watchward "Onward," she bids fair to
regain in a few more years of assiduous ex
ertions and constant toil, her pristine beauty
and opulence. When again seated on the
pinnacle of prosperity, she can easily com
peer any county in the State, both in intel
lect, agriculture, and in the zealous promo
tion of all laudable enterprises. The people
are rapidly advancing from the destitution
caused by the late civil wai, and are regain
ing in a very commendable manner their lost
fortunes. The crops are unusually fine and
promise a luxurious harvest. The season
was not very favorable at the first of. the
year, but since the first of June the weather
has been exceedingly fimyiml all nature seem3
to be co-working with man ih his meritorious
labor. The corn crop is not so good in some
parts of the county, but in this particular
region, around Turiior.V, Ceres ha3 been very
propitious; the stalk is green and healthy,
and the ears large, and in a few more weeks
the granaries will be groaning 'neath the
yellow grain. The crops are now laid aside,
and both farmers and laborers are enjoying
the holidays with pic-nics and barbecues.
Every one looks joyful, and the prospect
of an abundant harvest and plenty ot
greenbacks is already depicted on the
countenance of every farmer. The laborers
have behaved creditably, and have worked
hard during the year, tor which they de
serve praise. Some of the farmers have in
troduced Swiss laborers on their farms, but
I think they have finally concluded that
Sambo is indispensable.
I dislike to say anything concerning poli
tics, but the Democratic party is assuming
such a ridiculous aspect in Edgecombe that
I can scarcely restrain myself from inform
ing you what a change has transpired in
the last few months. The party zeal which
was displayed by the Democrats before and
during the election has nearly cooled off,
and the most sensible of our people have
seen the errors of their way, and have deter
mined to amend their course. Still some of
the ultra Democrats, most of whom remain
ed at home during the war, nourish the old
hostile feelings towards the government,
and cling with the last hope of despair to
the masts of the siuking ship "Sham De
mocracy," and there they will re
main until the Democracy has pass
ed into oblivion when lacking the
moral courage to express their real sen
timents, they come forward as Liberal Re
publicans, which, a year, ago they would
have denounced as an outrage, and the one
committing such a crime would have been
branded with the name of "scalawag," and
"Hadical," which last name characterized
the Democratic party during the whole cam
paign. From the bold, domineering, so
called followers of Jefferson, they have
dwindled down into a mere nothing; the
ncuclus of their party is dead, and they nre
now vagabonds without name or principle.
At last their mortal career is ended, and the
wise and enlightened portion of Edgecombe
have determined "to let the dead past bury
dead;'' to let the lost cause pass into
oblivion, and to exert their utmost endeav
ors in the dissemination of knowledge, in
agricultural improvement, and for sustaining
the Constitution of the United States as the
palladium of all their rights and liberties.
God grant that our quiet may not again be
disturbed by wars and civil strifes. And I
am thankful that, as North Carolina was the
last to break the united chain, she was first
to restore the broken link.
LETTER FROM CHARLOTTE.
Charlotte, Aug. 11th, 1809.
Editors Standard : As the smoke of
battle has, to some extent, cleared away, it
may be of interest to your readers to know
why the Republicans failed to elect their
entire ticket at the late township election.
The Republicans got up a ticket that would
have been successful, had there been a little
more of principle, and a little less of self in
some of our leaders. But unfortunately for
us, we have two Kings to our party, and they
are constantly trying to fly in opposite direc
tions. If one wing nominates a man sup
posed to have a leaning to that particular
wing, why, the other wing, must of necessity,
get up another man with a few feathers extra
for that other King. The consequence is,
and has been, that both wings have been
clipped by the rebels, and the party has
been unable to fly. But in this instance,
only a few feathers having been pulled out
of the wings, they may, if properly nursed,
regain m the next campaignjtheir full growth
and be able to fly triumphant.
The defeat of J. T. Schenck, for magis
trate, is to be regretted ; as there are a num
ber of colored people in Charlotte who
would prefer one of their own color to settle
their law matters, do their marrying, &c.
Besides he is an educated man, and a true
E. B. Fullings ought to have been Clerk,
and was onlv defeated by some of the other
win" voting for a Conservative who was not
W. L. Thompson was defeated for Con
stable by some of the other wing voting for
II. J. Walker, who had withdrawn in favor
of the rebel candidate, because, it was said,
he had, sometime back, in the memory of
some one voted a itcpuuucan uukci.
When will the Republicans of Charlotte
learn wisdom ? Whenever they learn, to
present an unkroken front to the enemy
Then, and not until then, can they hope to
be successful. If they will come together,
and compromise among themselves, instead of
romnromisinf? with the enemy, tncy can
carry everything before them. But so long
as thev must needs DUt Conservatives or
' what is infinitely Worse doubtful Republi
; cans on guard, just so long will the party be
! divided and the rebels victorious. It no
! other course will do to heal the breach be
I tween the tiro wings of the party, let the
leaders be set aside, and new men selected
who will care more for party and less for
self, and we can whip the rebels on every
Personally, I have no quarrel with either
wina. But I have seen success within the
grasp of the Republicans, and then had
mv hones dashed to the around by this
unfortunate division, until I have become
sick of " hone deferred." If I believed one
of these winds were more reliable, as Rcpub
cans, than the other, I would hold to that
wina. But I know the matter is more a
personal than a political one a desire to beat
their personal more tuan ineir pouiicai encn y;
a kind of political nuisance that ought to
In our next campaign I hope to see
course pursued that will unite our party
and bring out our whole strength. If this
is done success is certain. I am personally
friendly with both wings, and write this for
the good of both. I am not an aspirant for
any office in their gift, but above all things
I desire to see tne two wings come togciner,
and the Republican party of Charlptte a
Noble vs. Sharpe.
Editor Standard : On the mornin of
the 2d inst., Deputy U. S. Marshal Hob
good summoned me to appear before Com-
iiiit.bioner rorter to give evidence in regard
to J. W. Sharpe selling whiskey in violation
of the U. S. revenue laws. I did so, and on
my return to Selma on Wednesday, the 4th,
J. W. Sharpe left the cars first and as I
thought, started along in rear ot the cars.
I left the cars and started off at rioht. unrrles
from the cars. I had eone but a few ste.n
when Sharpe accosted me from behind and
before I could turn and face him gave me
two very severe blows on the head with a
heavy loaded stick. I reached at him and
struck his stick from his hand and then was
giving him what his impudence has long
wanted a nood whipping, but was taken
away from him before I had finished the job
to my satisfaction ; but I suppose I must
have given him enoush to make him btliavn
for a time at least, as he stated on honor in
opeu court and in fact proved by his physi
cian two ' davs after the fistht that he
(Sharpe) could neither dress nor undress
This Sharpe calls me a scallawa? be
cause I choose to be a candidate for the
office of magistrate. I was an old line Whig
up ro tne beginning or tne war, a Confed
erate during the war, and since the surren
der I am and have been a Conservative.
This Sharpe objects to being called a
carpet-bagger, and says he is a Virginian.
Sharpe says he went from Virginia to Ken
tucky,where he was a candidate for the office
of District Attorney in the Louisville dis
trict ; from Kentucky to Missouri, from Mis
souri to Chicago, 111.; from Chicago to
Memphis, Tenn., where he was a candidate
for Congress ; from Memphis back to Vir
ginia ; iroin Virginia to Johnston county,
N. C, in the winter or spring of 1867.
When he came here he had nothing visible
but a carpet bar, which he lost on the
N. C. R. R.. soon after he came here, or I
suppose he would have gone from here be
fore this. What is Sharpe if he is not a
carpet-bagger ? In reply to the article on
my character by this Sharpe in the Sentinel
of the 4th, I can only say I have expressed
my opinion of Sharpe to his face.
A. M. NOBLE.
Selma, N. C, August 9, 1869.
For the Standard.
Rockingham County, Aug. 11.
Dear Standard: In my last letter, I cave
your a description of the trial of the alleged
murderers of Mary Loniax. I now continue
the history of the outrages of the "White
Brotherhood,'' ycleped "Ku Klux," in this
It seems that on the night of the 5th of
July ult., fifteen disguised men visited the
cabin of Richard May nard, an old colored
man, 68 years ot age, living in the Southern
portion of this county, broke open the door,
dragged him and Rufus Wharton, a colored
man on a visit to Mayuard s, into the open
air, stripped and flogged them, until the
blood run from the wounds of the old man.
They then brought out of the House Sarah
and Hclen,his daughters, beat them, exposed
barau s person m the presence ot her lather,
io begfred to be allowed to go into the
cabin, and by threats compelled Rufus
Wharton to lie with her, beating Rufus at
An investigation before a magistrate in
that vicinity failed utterly in bringing the
offenders to justice.
His Honor, Judge Settle, however, issued
a bench warrant last week for the apprehen
sion cf Samuel ahd Joseph Randolph, James
tuisinan and James Hopkins on the amda
vit of Richard Maynard.
The trial was had at Wcntworth yester
day. The above facts were elicited together
with others, when Samuel and Joseph Ran
dolph were committed to jail in default of
$500 bail each, and Chisman and Hopkins
discharged. The Judge requires solvent se
curity. Simpson and Barham gave the requisite
bail, ($3,000 each,) in the Mary Lomax case
on the 6th instant, and are now out of the
We have had no rains in many weeks.
The Dan River is very low, and the nights
are very cool. Vegetation is suffering, and
crops will be unusually short. Corn is five
dollars a barrel and on the rise.
The eclipse was a wonderful sight, and
impressed the minds of the uncxpecting
with great awe.
Douglass, P. O., five miles West of Wcnt
worth, is at length permanently eatablished.
This county appears to be tranquil now.
Fiendish Cruelty to a Child.
A man in Indianapolis, named O'Connell,
returned home about midnight, last Friday,
in a drunken fit, and, finding nothing else to
demolish, attempted to kill a widow lady's
child, which was asleep in the house. After
beating it for a long time, the fiend com
menced biting its feet, nearly biting the big
toe off of its left foot. He then caught it
up and threw it through a back window,
breaking out the glass and sash.- The child
fell in a narrow passage-way, which is paved
with rough cobble stones, and, while it lay
there, unable to rise, he went out and jump
ed upon it, when its loud cries brought out
the neighbors, who attempted to take it
from him. The moment the scoundrel saw
them coming, he caught it up by the neck
and ran across the back yard, kicking it at
every step. Climbing over a low fence, he
attempted to lay it on the railroad track,
where it would have been run over in a few
minutes. The parties who were following,
took the child in charge and sent for a phy
sician, who, upon examination, found that
its shoulder blade and collar bone were bro
ken, besides other injuries which are very
serious and perhaps fatal. O'Connell made
his escape, but was arrested yesterday after
noon, and will have a hearing this morning,
on the charge of assault, and battery with
intent to kill. Journal.
' An English stetmer which arrived at
Liverpool from Africa a short time since,
had on board three giant chacmas, or ba
boons. They were very ferocious, and pos
sessed of great strength. For their safe cus
tody, a strong den with iron bars was pro
vided, and placed near the forecastle, so
that they could constantly be under the eye
of the crew. On the morning of the second
day out, a crash was heard, and in an instant
a large chacma had wrenched several bars
off, and, the next moment, was on the fore
castle, armed with the bars with whiih he
had been confined. Here he paused for a
moment, and in a dignified manner surveyed
the sailors. A rope having been got, a noose
was formed and cast over his head, and he
struggled hard to extricate himself, but
without avail. He then attacked one of the
seamen, whom he seized by the arm, and,
notwithstanding that several men belabored
him w ith weapons, the brute would not re
linquish his hold until he had torn the flesh
from above the elbow to near the wrist, and
had been rendered insensible, when he was
carried to his den.
Alabama Election The Resnlt.
Montgomery, Aug. 10. Full returns from
the third congressional district give Heflin
(Republican) 260 majority over Parkinson.
The delegation will stand : Buck, from the
first; Buckley, from the second; Heflin,
from the third, and Hays, from the fourth,'
all Republicans ; Dix and Sherwood, Demo-'
crats, from the fifth and sixth. This is a
gain of two Democrats, the delegation in
the fortieth Congress being all Republicans.
The vote in the State will be but little, if
any, more than one-half that cast at the
. Michigan peaches look finely. ' - .
. Iowa corn and oats thrive handsomely. ''.
. Boston has adopted wooden pavements.
No one will be liquor agent for Boston.
Five thousand acres of flax in Minnesota.
No institution in New York has a teles
cope. ...- ....
The Ku Klux are active in Kentucky
The Indians continue to raid on the Texas
frontier. . ; '.
Trade between Richmond and Brazil is
Lesseps threatens to flood Sahara and make
a new sea.
The Richmond police arc to be put under
A Central tail road depot is building at
Snow fell within fifteen miles of Montreal
C. E., on Friday.
Never such crops as are being harvested in
Commissioner Delano has decided that
shingles are not taxable.
Prince Arthur will leave for America in
the city of Paris, August 14.
The sugar crop in Southwestern Georgia
is reported the best since the war,
The Harvard crew are represented as im
proving vastly in their speed.
Patterson, N. J., is building locomotives
for the Central Pacific Railroad.
California pears are twenty cents each in
Chicago about five cents a bite.
In Nashville there were 83 deaths last
month 49 white and 84 colored.
A new and uniform marriage law is con
templated by the House of Commons.
A Woman's Suffrage Convention is to
meet at Chicago on the 10th of September
Bull Mountain, in New Hampshire, is
volcanic, and threatens Vcsuvian disturb
ance. Gov. Clayton expects Arkansas will net
thirty millions ot dollars from the cotton
In Colorado thev nse the hiiffnln n.s a. rlrv-
mestic pet. for working in the yoke", and for
A becrnar. drivinc a Rnnn nf hnrapa lnnt
week, solicited alms from the Evansville
The fare from Chicago to San Francisco
has been still further reduced to $130 in
The Errand iurv of Owen rniintv TCv lina
presented a true bill of witchcraft against an
The Emperor of China is to be married
this year. He is 14 years old and has been
engaged a good while.
There are eisrhteen colored men elected to
the Virginia Legislature fout in the Senate
and fourteen in the House.
The annual exercises of the Prussian army
will take place during the month of Sep
tember next at Konigsberg.
A fire in the beautiful village of Yonkers,
N. Y., Monday, destroyed $100,000 of prop
erty. Insured for $51,000.
A basking shark, forty feet in length,
narrowly escaped capture in the Narrows of
Lubec, Me., a lew days ago.
A man in Pennsylvania, died by proxy re
cently, and attempted to have $27,000 life
insurance tor his own benent.
Admiral Poor, recently sent to Cuban
waters, has been 44 years in the navy, and
22 years and 7 months of it at sea.
Sam Hilderbrand, the Missouri outlaw,
had a fight with the sheriff of St. Francois
county a few days ago and escaped.
It is stated on the authority of Secretary
of the Navy Robeson, that San Domingo
will soon be ceded to the United States.
During the period between 1815 and 1868,
fifty-four years, six and a half millions of
people left Great Britain to seek homes in
Walter Brown champion oarsman of
America, left New York Saturday by the
Inman steamer for Liverpool, to row a match
for the championship of England.
A woman in Sioux City, Iowa, presented
her husband with an heir weighing four
teen pounds six ounces in the morning, and
did a big washing in the afternoon.
One of the reigning Parisian belles is about
to be married to a Chinese, one of the at
taches to Mr. Burlingame's mission. The
parents of the fair one are in despair.
The Osceola, Iowa, Sentinel tells of an ox
being killed ;for beef which had a darning
needle imbeded in the lower part of the
heart, reaching from one side to the other.
Twenty-three of the American war vessels
whose beautiful Indian names were changed
to old classic titles, by Secretary Borie, have
been given expressive American names again
by Secretary Robeson.
The Emperor Alexander has removed the
restrictions against emigration from the
Russian Empire. Many inhabitants of Po
land and the other western provinces are
preparing to come to America.
The gold receipts for duties during the
last two months at the Savannah Custom
House, were sixty thousand dollars, exceed
ing those of the corresponding months of
any year since Savannah became a city.
Last Sunday morning the steamer Ger
mania, between Hamburg and New York,
went ashore in Trepassey Bay, Newfound
land, and was totally wrecked. The passen
gers, crew and mails were saved. She was
built in 1863, of iron, and was a No. 1 ves
sel. ' . . .
The five mile sculling race which was to
have come off on the upper Monongahela,
at Pittsburgh, Pa., between fiamill and
Coulter, for a purse of $1,000, ended in both
parties claiming "foul," they having collided
within a hundred yards of the start. Ham
ill ceased rowing, while Coulter rowed over
the course. The referee decided the race
and all bets off. The race will probably be
rowed again. .
A dreaming negro girl in Louisville, Ky.,
has surpassed Providence clairvoyancy,
and, in fact, all other kinds. Her mistress
lost a diamond ring coming borne. The
girl dreamed that if she went to a certain
point, and dropped a plain gold ring, it
would roll to the vicinity of the lost ring.
The incredulous family proceeded to the
spot, and strange to say the diamond ring
was found within two inches ot where the
gold stopped. ' ...
The poisonous effects of colored socks
have attracted attention in Paris, and Dr.
Tardieu has given the question scientific in
vestigation. He found that the violet color
is produced by aniline and the red by coral
line. The latter is one of the most violent
of irritating poisons. . By means of hypa
dermic injections he introduced under the
skins of dogs, rabbits and frogs very minute
portions of coraline. The results were that
the animals died in from two to four days,
We clip from the Index the following re
port of the Petersburg" tobacco markets, ,
August 13 :
While the breaks yesterday were pretty fair b '.
to quantity, they consisted mostly of the inferior
grades, which caused the market to be less active
than for, some days preceding. We, however,
could perceive no material change In the market,
and therefore continue our quotations for Wed-:
nesday say, poor to common lugs $7 50 to 8 50;
fair to 'good working ?8 50 to 9; and very good
f 9 50 to 10; short working leaf $9 to 9 50; me
dium to fair $10 50 to 11 50; and good $13 to 14. '
No fine coal or sun cured offering, though both ;
are much wanting. We note sales of shipping
leaf at $10 50 to 12 50 for medium to right good;
$13 to 14 forgood. Notwithstanding the accounts
from the country regarding the growing crop
are so bad, it does not seem to have any effect
upon the market
In Charlotte, on the 23th nit., byKcv. C. T.
Blaiid, Dr. A. Bland and Miss Jennie B., daugh
ter of H. B. Hammond, Esq.
In Cabarrus county, on the 27th ult., Mr. Geo.
M. Blackweldeb" and Mrs. Ann S. Crbss.
In York county, 8. C, on the 25th ult., Mr.
Ckawtobd Whits, of Cleveland county, N. C,
and Miss Vina. Ream, of Gaston county
On the 13th instant, by Rev. 8. N. Whitson,
Mr, John Chebby to Miss Mabia Hatwood,
all of Wake connty.
. . Died,
In this city on Tuesday morning, 'the 10th
Inst, of consumptiou, Wm. H. Bennett, in the
37th year of his age. He was a member of the
Baptist church for many years and leaves a wife
and two children, anil many friends to mourn
In Wilmington on the 9th inst, Mrs. Pbno
lopb Wallace, relict of the late Christopher
Wallace, aged 84 years, 8 months and 10 days.
In this City, on Saturday, Augnst 7th, 1869, of
pneumonia, Hattis White, infant daughter of
Rev. 8. N. and Elizabeth F. Whitson, aged seven
months and four days.
New Tobk, Aug. 14. Cotton firm, sales 1,100
at 83 yt. Flour good export demand ; superfine
State $8 to $6.60; extra State $7.15 to $7.25.
Wheat active, red and western $L70 to $1.80.
Corn drooping, mixed western 14 to 17. Whisky
firm $1.13K. Pork easier and dull at 33 to 33.
Beef steady. Lard firm, kettle 20. Naval
stores weak. Groceries quiet Freights firmer.
New Tobk, Aug-14- Money easy 6 to 7. Tho
bank statement is unfavorable, the total reserve
showing a decrease o( over three million. Ster
ling quiet 9 to 10. Governments inactive 23)
23. Georgia sixes 83. Alabama eights 93.
Stocks closed dull, unsettled and rather weak.
Gold 34 to 38.
Wilmington, Ang. 14. Spirits Turpentine
weak and declined sales 38. Rosin dull
$190. Crude Turpentine declining $2.50.' Tar
a shade higher $2.80.
Baltimore, Aug. 14. Cotton very firm. Flour
quiet, small business. Wheat firm, red 60 to 70.
Corn, white 10, yellow 14. Oats 53 to 60. Rye
15. Provisions firm. Lard 21.
Their peculiar adaptability to all constitutions
as cleansers of the bowels and the blood has es
tablished their great merit They restore the
liver, the spleen and even the heart to healthy
action when other remedies have been nscd with
out producing any benefit They do not expose
those who use them to any danger, being as safe
Extract from Letter to Dr. Brandretli, from C. J.
Fay, Esq., P. M., Hammondton, X J.
" In 1837 1 was in poor health, and my friends
as well as myself supposed, that my earthly voyage
would soon terminate. Bnt after taking one box
of Brandreth's Pills, I began to feel better
Well, sir, when I had used op twelve boxes
I was a well, healthy man my weight having
gone irom 131 pounds up to 152 younds. I then
ordered a supply, and between that time and the
present I have retailed three thousand dollars'
worth of these invaluable pills, and am quite
sure that I have thereby been instrumental in
saving thousands of lives.
" Tours, truly, C. J. FAT, P. M."
Sold by all Druggists. Observe my name in
white letters in the government stamp.
aug 12 lm B. BRANDRETH.
TO OWNERS OF HORSES AND
TOBIAS' DERBY CONDITION POWDERS
are warranted superior to any others, or no pay,
for the cure of Distember, Worms, Bots, Coughs,
Hide-bound, Colds, &c.. in horses ; and Colds,
Coughs, Loss of Milk, Black Tongue, Horn Dis
tember, &c., in cattle. They are perfectly safe
and innocent; no need of stopping the working
of your animals. They increase the appetite,
give a fine coat, cleanse the stomach and urinary
organs, also increase the milk of cows. Try
them, and you will never be without them. The
late Hiram Woodruff, celebrated trainer of trot
ting horse:, used them for years. Col. Philo. P.
Bush, of the Jerome Race Course, Fordham, N.
T., wonld not use them until he was told of what
they are composed, since which ho is never with
out tbem. He has over twenty running horses
in his charge, and for the last three years has
used no other medicine for them. He has kind
ly permitted me to refer to him. Over 1000 other
references can be seen at the Depot. Sold
by the Druggists and Storekeepers throughout
the United States. Depot, 10 Park Place, New
York. Price 25 cents per box. Aug. 12 lm
THE PRESIDENT DECLARES WAR
Against all impositions upon the people, and
Science, following the glorious example, is ont
AGAINST THE POISONERS
who sell sugar of lead hair dyes, that not only
ruin the hair, but paralyze the system. Impos
tors . :
WHO DESTROY. THE UNWARY
should be put down by law. In the meantime,
Cristadoro's Exeelsior Hair Dye.
is offered under the guarantee of Professor Chil
ton, the famous analytical chemist, as anefficicnt,
Pare and Harmless Preparation.
CRISTADORO'S HAIR PRESERVA1 IVE, as
a Dressing, acts like a charm on the -Hair after
Dyeing. Try it angl2-d&wjm
STA1E OF NORTH CAROLINA, I
Chowan Countt. -
Jno. M. Goodwin, by Plaintiff, Elisha J. Barkot '
Guardian, against M. D. Hathaway, Dcfcadan,'
Attachment - .
IT appearing to the satisfaction. I?, the Court
that a cause ot action exists inS favor of the
plaintiif and against the defendant, for the sum of
Eleven Hundred and Eleven dollar and one cent,
due by bond dated 1st July, 1800, and payable one
day after date; that summons in said cause hag been
issued against said defendant, returnable to this
Court, and that said Hathaway is a non-resident
of this State, ordered that publication be made
four successive weeks in the Raleigh Standakd,
notifying said defendant te appear and answer at
the Court House in Edenton on the 1st Septem
ber next, or Judgment will then and there be
taken against him. -
Witness Wm. R. 8kinner, Clerk of said Court
at office in Edenton, this 1st day of Aug., 1S69.
Wm. R. SKINNER, Clerk,
auglC. 492 w4w.
?A JJ.1IXJ . UJJU
THESE celebrated artificial liinhs cro again
brought to the attention of the Medical
Faculty and people of the South by t'ueOriginal
Inveutor. They have boon twenty-threo years
before the public, and hftTe suvurvd, both m this
country and Konoi'B, tue'uu((uali!ied endorse
ment of the MOST' DISTINGUISHED gCBOEONS OF
THE WORLD, MOltE THAN A HITNDKED OP WHOM
HAVE GIVEN PUBLIC TESTIMONY. -' ' -
The Society de Chirursrio of Pans, perhaps the
first surgical tribunal oi the world, after twelve
years invcstigation.pronoiinced decidedly hi favor
of the unquestioned superiority of the Palmer
Limbs. -i. ,:.' . . - , .', 1 :
Fifty Gold and 8ilvbr Medals (or " first
prizes"), including the GREAT .MEDALS oi the
WORLD'S EXHIBITIONS, have beeu awarded
to Dr. Palmer.. !" .. -! v j ,.. .
Dr. Palmer diructs the manufacture of his Pa
tent Leo and . Auf, aided by men ol the best
qualifications and. greatest experience). Ho ie
specially commiasiouea by the Government, and
has the patronage ot thu . prominent OUiecrs ot
the Army and Navy. TWENTY GENERALS,
North and South, and more than a thousand less
distinguished officers and soldiers of doth Ar
mies, have worn iue Palmer Liiula ou active
duty, while still greater numbers ol cmiueut civ
ilians arc, by their aid, filling important positions,
and effectually concealing their misfortune the
whole number reaching ten thousand riiiisONS
wearing Palmer Limbs. .
Office Sup. U. S. A. General Hospitals,
Cincinnati, Ohio, March 15th, 1806.
Havin!r acted as Medical Director durins three
years of the war, it became my duty to give or
ders for artificial limbs to mutilated soldiers,
and as Dli. B. F. PALMER'S LIMBS were great
hi preferred, a large majority of the order were
given on Aim to furnish the necessary limbs. So
tor as my Knowledge extends, me nmus lurnlsu
cd by Dr. Palmer have given most satisfaction,
and this also is the teMiinony of hospital stcmrd
and non-conimvuiioitcd ojjtcers ou duly at tho va
rious nospitais in my chargo, who have had op
portunities of seeing the men after thoy.had re
ceived and used tho limbs furnished to them;
and I have therefore no hesitation in saying that,
in my opinion, they arc preferable to all others.
WjI. 8. ILliNUv '
' ' Brevet Colonel and Surgeon, U. 8. A.
RALEicn, N. C, April 4, 18G0.
Dr. B. Frank Palmer Dear .Sir.- It affords
mo much pleasure to acknowledge the great suc
cess of your professional treatment in my case,
which is one ot tho most diiiicult kind to treat,
my foot being amputated by the Chopart method.
The mechanism is complete in all respects light,
comfortable and 6trong and I walk perfectly. I
am convinced, alter careful examination of a great
number of patents, that Vic Palmer limb are
ntperior to all. others, and strongly recommend
thi adoption of them by my mutilated comrades
of the South, feeling assured that no other manu
facturer can produce a limb so perfect
. very respectfully,
J. G. MORRISON,
A.D. C. to the lato Genl. T. J. Jackson.
Amputation three Indies below Knee -Leg worn .
Twelve- Years without Repairs-Side Kncc
Joiuts not worn ont In that time.
Boykin's Depot, Southampton Co., Va.
Dr. B. Frank Palmer Dear Mr: It affords
me the utmost pleasure to inform you that 1 have
worn one ot your Patent Legs during the last
twelve years, with a satisfaction that has been
wholly beyond my expectations.. Tho limb has
given no pain or trouble in all that time. I walk
with perfect ease and comfort, without a ranc,
and a person not acquainted would not notice
lameness. It is a remarkable fact that the limb
hat had no repairs, except a little attention given
to it by myself, in twelve years ; and it is now in
such good state of preservation, that I think ex
pending ten dollars on it will put it into good
walking condition. The new limb which you
have just supplied I find even more perfect iu its
action. Your very ob't servant.
E. ARTHUR HART. .
Pendleton, Anderson Co., S. C, April 24, 'CO.
Db. B. Frank Palmer Dear Sir: I ainhanov
to inform you that the trial I have now giveu
your Patent Leg, leaves me no reason to doubt
that it deserves all that has been said iu its praise.
I am convinced that it is the best Patent Leg in
me wonu, ana i suau oe giao. to learn mat my
mutilated friends in the South are so fortunate
as to select this incomparable substitute. ' My
limb was amputated within two inches of tho '
knee, in consequenco of a wound received in
battle in lront ol iwichuouu. On the first trial .
of the Palmbb Leg, I was able to walk without a '
cane, ana witn tne utmost comlort and facility. '
I shall avail myself of an early opportunity to
6uow tne nmu to uqvernor orr, irom whom X -had
the honor to receive an introduction to you,
and I am sure the Governor will gladly recognize
the great superiority of your beneficent invention,
and send others to you for relief
very truly, your obedient servant,
. RICHARD LEWIS, '
Capt. Co. B. Palmetto (3. C.) Sharpshooters.
Charleston, 8. C, Feb. 34, ISCfi.
B. Frank Palmer, LL. D.,
no. loua Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
Dear Sib : Wheu about to leave vour clt v In
December last, you desired mo to communicato
the degree of success I should attain in the uhc
of your "Artificial Ann." I now do so with
pleasure; first, because it in but just that you
should enjoy the benefits which properly ought
to accrue to the exertion of ingenuity so humane
iu ub uc&igus uuu uuMvueim iu iu results 10 mc
maimed ; and because the benefit I continue to
enjoy Irom its use, places me under obligations
to the author of so great a boon to matt, I am free,
therefore, to say in all candor that your Arm U a
decided success, and aliords me convenience!! nml
comlorts quite beyond my most sanguine expec
tations. I was a staff officer in the late Confedc-
rate States army ; was wounded in the left arm
on 3d April, 1S63, and suffered its amputation on
May 8th following. My stump is ouly two and
o half inches long. Your Arm was attached De
cember 23d, since which time I have worn it every
day, and Irequcntly at night while asleep, with
out the slightest iuconvenience or annoyance I
believe it to be superior to any which 1 have yet -heard
of. With its aid I manage easily a round
rule in keeping a set of books, and tho ordinary
silver fork at table. It serves to keep my paper
in position while writing, and grasps a watch 1
with sufficient firmness when winding it up. It
is easily gloved and ungloved. Jn fine, X enjoy
many uses from it which, to the untutored, would
seem impossible. Tou arc at unliro liberty to
use this letter in such manner as yoa desire.
With much personal good-will, '
I remain, truly yonrs, :
, . . : , - . . Captain, &c, &c. .
Wc know, from experience, the value of this
limb, and have no hesitation in recommending
it to the public as the best now in use. Ed. of
To avoid Fraudulent Imitations (many of
which are now offered to the public,) apply only
to the Invcntorr
B. FRANK PALMER, LL.T).,
1009 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
july30 , 479-d2aw&w3m.
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