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The Democrat, CHARLOTTE, N. O. Commencement at North Carolina College. Mount Pleasant. We were not able to attend the recent Commencement Exercises of North Caro lina College, ye learn, however, frpm a gentleman wJtio witnessed the examination of a number of the clashes, that the students acquitted themselves very .creditably, show ing that they had been carefully and thor oughly trained. Prof. L. A. Bikle, the President of the College, is a gentleman of fine attainments, and as a conscientious and successful educator has few, if any, supe rioiB i the Slate. The Bame may be said of the other ProfeSHorg. The .contests between th.e members of the two Literary Societies in Declamation and in Debating displayed a good deal of ability, and most of the speakers gave promise that wh)) study and proper care they would at tain to considerable excellence. The Exercises on Commencement day were attended by a very large audience. TJic addresses by the Graduating Class, Incjyding the Salutatory by JJIr Calvin W. SifJoiJ ojf Iowan county, and the Valedic tory, by Mr John Moser of Cabarrus, were excellent productions and were well re ceived. The address of Cant. W. A. Bar- rier of Charlotte, before the Alumni Asso ciation, displayed considerable ability. The chief feature of the occasion, however, was the address of Col. Walter Steele of Rockingham, before the Literary Societies. To those acq uain ted wilb fcol. Steele, and who know Ins extensive acquirements aud his extraordinary oratorical powers, it is enough to say .tliat 'tbU effort of his was marked by htin us'urj ability and eloquence. The address was unique, chaste and full of wholesome iiijstiuictio'ii. The couj-se p.f study presented at North Caroling College embraces as extensive and thorough a Curriculum as any institution in the Stale. The College is located at the village of Mount Pleasant, in Cabarrus county, (a place long noted for its health fulness,) and in the midst of a moral and very prosperous community. ' These con siderations, taken in connection with the rnpdjeraje ratjes of tuition and board, should conunejid N.ortJi Carolina College to the favorable notice of our people who have sons to educate. At a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees it was resolved to make an effort to raise an endowment fund of 20,QO,0 in addition to tjie amount n.ow owned by the Cpllege, and Mj. L. G. Htilig c,( Mount Pleasant, was appointed Financial Agent. Wc are grained to learn that Maj. Ileilig is meeting with very encouraging success. Mount Pleasant Female Seminary. Wo invite (the attention of our readers to the advertisement, of the Mount Pleasant Female Seminary, which appears in our columns to-day. Key. P. A. Strobel, the Principal of this Seminary, is well and favorably k Down throughout our State as the rcornt Agent of the American Bible Society for North Carolina, in which posi tion he displayed great efficiency and won the commendaou ,oX the friends of the Bible cause throughout the State. Mr Strobel has had large experience as a teacher, aud we doubt not will make this Seminary in every wy worthy the confidence and patronage of the public. The rates of tuition and board are so very moderate as to place it iq the- power vf people even of limited paeans to give their daughters a good edu cation. We coniuu-ud this Seminary to tho favorable poii.si.dt'ratioii of our readers. " 7 "LIT- -. The Farmers' Movement. . Te Western farmers' movement had its rrjgin ostensible, in the desire to bring about cheaper transportation, ami to break up "monopoliesM; but shrewd observers thought they detected in it ulterior political designs, t.hrougji which it would inevitably colapfe, and events woild seem to demon strate the correct jk'ss of th,. prognostica tion. Though it is but ;i little i;ioie than a year Hiice the rnovemeiit began to take shape, it already betrays jgns of coming dissolution. V lew "days since ft was an nounced that Good Hope Grange, of Illinois, had handed in its resignation to the Na tional Grange, owing to political dWn tions. All appears to have gone well until the Stato Central organization coiu ltid,-d to go into politics and nominate a Grange ticket. Party feeling was at once moused by that conclusion to such a height that the presiding officer of the Grange advised dissolution. The idea was eagerly accepted, and the members at once returned to their nprpal political condition. There are indications that the example of Good Hope Grange will be followed bv many other Gfangcs throughout the entile West, as it is reported that very general discontent and dissatisfaction, growing out of politics, ex llUr had 1,1,1,11 cxl,litfi,,v asserted bv the .National G, range at the outset, and subsequently reasserted with meat solem nity m tlfe national platform, adopted at St, Lotus last W inter, that politics hmhl be rigidly excluded from the order; that each member should be at liberty to 'follow tho bent of his oy:i political inclinations. Bnt U has been found impossible to check party spirit, am render the working ot the members harmonious. Intelhnt farmers rightly reiuse to be controlled in their political options by political dema gognes and unlesH politics shall in future be rigidly excluded, the farmers' movement will prove an inglorious failure. A7! V. shipping test. The AssaopPEp. Placite. Sr. Paul, Mmu., July ,,-lhe curt Commissioners ofthiscount for the nliet of the sufferers bv the Grass hopper plague. N. C. Supreme Court Decisions. The Justices .of the -Supreme Court file4 the following decisions: Braudop vs. Commissioners of Caswell county. Reade, J., delivering opinion. The Judge of the Superior Court of Cas well cojjnty, at the Fall Term of 1873, made an order that the Commissioners allow and pay to the Clerk of the Superior Ccurt fifty dollars for extra services rendered in at tending upon Spring and Fall Terms ol said Superior Court. The Commissioners refused to allow payment of the order. At suit of the Clerk a rule absolute was made that defendants allow the order or be at tached for contempt. From this rule de fendants appealed. Held: If any extra allowance can be made to clerks under our Statutes, it can not be by a Judge of the Superior Court but must be by the Board of County Com missioners, winch, .in matters of county police, take the place of the old County Courts. Judgment below reversed. Williams vs. Houston, from Duplin, Set tle, J., delivering opinion. A court has ample power to amend the process and pleadings in any suit pending before it ; and also to amend its own record, kept by the Court or Clerk, after a 6uit is determined. But "the power of the Court to allow amendments, after the determina tion of a suit in the process or returns made to it by ministerial officers is much more re stricted and qualified, for the reason among others, that the Court is not, in such cases, presumed to act upon its own knowledge, but upon infotmation derived from others" (Phillips vs Iligdon 3S0 Busboe.) Hence it was held : That the plaintiff after a delay of three years will not be allowed to have a substantial change made in a sheriff's levy upon the lands of the defendant by which he is made to part title with 1800 acres of land instead ot 950 acres. Judg ment below affirmed. The State vs. Garnett, from Washington. Bynum, J., delivering opinion. A circum stance tending to show guilt may be proved, althonuh it was brought to light by a de claration inadmissible per se as having been obtained by improper influence. Archb. 131 State vs. Johnson C7 N. C, 55. The prisoner, in this case, had alleged that she had her hand burned in endeavoring to ex tinguish the fire on .the deceased ; and at the coroner's inquest, she carried her hand wrapped up in a handkerchief and thus con cealed it from view. She was made to un wrap and show to a physician her hand which thus exposed, showed no indications of a burn. Held That the Court below rightly allowed testimony as to these facts to go to the jury. Judgment below af firmed. Mitchell, adm'r, vs. Biddle et. al., from Carteret. Bynum, J., delivering opinion. 1. Both by our statutes and at common law, a Judge of Probate has authority to revoke letters of administration by him previously granted. And such an order of revocation cannot bo void; if voidale for irregularity it cannot be impeached collat erally, but can be set aside only by a direct proceeding for the purpose before the Pro bate Judge of the county where the letters were granted. 2. The Powers of the Court of Probate extend equally to administrations granted prior and subsequent to the lat of July, 1869 ; and it follows that after revocation of letters granted before that time, the Pro bate Court can grant admistration to a pub lie administrator subsequent to that date. Judgment below affirmed. Isler vs. Dewe), vs. from Wayne. A witness on his cross-examination in court had made inconsistent and contradictory statements. He was asked if he had not made certain statements to certain persons at certain places outside of court. He re plied that he had not. The cross-examining counsel then introduced witnesses who testified that all such statements had in fact been made. The party introducing the first witness then offered to introduce witnesses to show his good character, when counsel on the other side admitted the good character of the witness, remarking, uwe do not impeach his veracity but merely his recollection." But the motion to introduce proof of good character being insisted on, the court be low overruled the motion and excluded the testimony. Held that the court erred in excluding this testimony. That evidence in support of good charac ter is not admissible until the character of the witness has been attacked by an im peaching witness, is not the rule iu this State. Judgment below reversed. Vannoy et. al. vs. Hay more, from Iredell. Reade, J., delivering opinion. The Sheriff of Surry county returned on a Fieri Facias, "My fees for laying off Homestead and personal property exemp tions not paid or tendered to me by plain tiffs or claimants Not Executed." On considering; this return, in the Court below judgment was rendered in favor of plaintiff for one hundred dollars against the Sheriff (or failing to make a due return. Held: that the judgment was erroneous, in officer oi violin ueiug "compelled to perform any r iicu u me me iees ue paia or tendered, V. s. A . XJ ooo. Tok xew Postmaster kneral. Mr Jewell, the new appointee and the present Milliner to Russia, has accepted the posi tion, and will come to Washington wWlinnt unnecessary delay to enter upon hi new I duties. He leaves an easv place with a j salary of 17,000 gold attached, for a wor- j rying office worth only 10,000 a year in ' currency. But such things are past find-i iug out. Mr Jewell is a wealthy leather I Healer and manufacturer, and has been on terms of the most, cordial intimacy for many years wit h the President He entered political life in 1SGS, when he ran an the Republican candidate for Governor of Con necticut, and was defeated by James English; was elected in 1SC9; defeated again by Mr English in 1870, and re-elected Hi IS71 and 1S72. In. 1873 he declined a renomination and a little later was appointed Minister to Rus:;i:i the tjuties of which place be ha? been discharging not finite a vcar North Carolina News Items. Put him is the Stocks. Judge Cloud .. .1 .i i. .i .: . t -r j m. paseu inruuijii ims piuue iuuuuay. 1 lie Judge says he is under obligations to the Governor for appointing him to hold a special term of Court m Y likes county immediately after the election. Says he just dares Wilson or Bailey, whichever is elected, to come up thar and. crook a finger, and he'll put him in the stocks (the stocks have never been destroyed in ilkesboro.) So nobody had better whistle over the vic tory in that district thar now ? Hickory Press. It is more than probable that the preseut term of the Supreme Court of North Carolina will close the professional career of Judge Pearson. He is now ill with Blight's disease of the Kidnej's, universally conceded by the Faculty to be incurable, and the bar and the State must prepare for the final withdrawal from professional life of one who, though of late years marked with some striking defects, ranks through the Union with the most distinguished legal lore aud legal acumen. Hillsboro Recorder. Meeting of the State Educational Association". About fifty members were present at the assembling of the Slate Edu cational Association in Raleigh on the 8th inst. Gov. Caldwell welcomed the Asso ciation in a well written and appropriate address, after which Judge Battle made a most capital response on the part of the Association. Senator Merrimon, at night, delivered an -excellent address before the Association on the subject of Education in Congress. JgF The N. C. Association, of Mexican War Veterans met in Raleigh on the 4th of July, and in the absence of the President Judge W. J. Clark, Vice President, took the Chair and in an appropriate and elo quent address entertained the meeting for half an hour with incidents of the war, the object of the Association and its prospects. Several new members were enrolled ami letters read from others. A resolution was adopted assessing each member one dollar per anuum to defray the expenses of the Association. After which the Association adjourned, to meet in Raleigh on the first Thursday in November. Killed by Lightning. Sirs. Morton of Anson county, residing about five miles from Wadesboro,' was struck by lightning and instantly killed during a late severe thunder storm. Sdir Dr. Sears the agent of thePeabody Fund, has lorwarded to Prof. Mclver at Kaleigli, $3,300 tor the use ot the public schools that are now being taught in the State. He will also pay $50 for every teachers' institute held four weeks under the direction of the Board of Examiners in which twenty or more teachers are present. Elevations of Gkade at Different points on the Carolina Central Rail way. The Polkton Ansonian has been furnished by H. K. Nash, Jr., with the fol lowing figures, showing the elevation at different points on the Carolina Central Railway : Elevation at Wadesboro Depot, 416 feet a Jioggan (Jut, 314 " Polkton, 302 " Beaver Dam, 551 " Monroe, 580 Charlotte, 710 ( ( Another War Cloud. A London correspondent calls attention to a difficulty "the serious character of which it would be quite impossible to over state," "which has arisen between the the French and German governments. It seems that the French military authorities have recently resolved upon fortifying the eastern frontier, now wholly unprotected, without a single fortress between Paris on the one hand and Metz and Strasbnrg on the other capable of detaining an invading army twenty-four hours. It was decidfd that new fortifications should be constructed at Verdun, that a first class fortress should be constructed at Langres, and that what is called the trouce de Belfort should be made impassible by a system of perma nent works. Upon learning of this resolu tion, the correspondent says upon good authority that the German government in formed France that these forts could not be built. "If this be true," says the corres pondent, "it is an interference in the inter nal concerns of France which is equally inde fensible and impolitic. These fortifications are purely defensive works. Their '.con struction cannot be considered as conveyr ing even the most distant hint of a menace against Germany ; their necessity in a mili tary point of view is acknowledged even by Prussian military writers. It has often been said, and not without reason, that the Germans would never per mit France to complete her military organi zation, "But," as this correspondentwell observes, "the construction ol three large fortresses to cover Pari, along a frontier line something over one-hundred and fifty miles in length, is a purely defensive measure; and if it be really true that Prus sia has set her face against it then a renewal of the war is at the mercy of the least in cident. It is not possible that the French government can acquiesce in the pretension of Prussia to prohibit their attempt to pro tect an open line of frontier, and surely public opinion in Europe will protest against so brutal an abuse of power. There is no clause in the Treaty of Frankfort to prohibit the construction of frontier fort resses by France, and it may be hoped that if this preposterous pretension is persevered in the great Powers will interfere for the protection of France. If the Prussians had dismantled Metz and Strasbnrg there m;ht be a show of reason in their objecting "to the fortification of the French frontier but, considering the Urge extension they have given to the woks at Strasburg and Metz, under existing circumstances this injunction is au intolerable abuse of force," For a country "resolved upon peace," as the Kaiser inform .x-..j .k nay liflrmiinv i tlmro o .,... 1:1. i- r- j f "ii luuic nuiilKf muica- tions and uneasy manifestations of sus picion and fear than we have socn in any nation sfcee the tima of Napoleoo L V The Election. Law. The following is the Act passed by the last Legislature concerning the elections to be held in this State this year: Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, That there shall be an election held for the following offieers on the first Thursday in August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hun dred and seventy-four (1874), and every two years thereafter: Members of the Gen eral Assembly for their respective counties and districts; a county treasurer, register ot deeds county surveyor, hve county com missioners, a coroner and a sheriff for their respective counties, and also for members of the House ot Representatives of the United States Congress for their respective districts. Sec. 2. That there shall be an election held on the said first Thursday of August aud every four jrears thereafter, for the following officers : Solicitors for their re spective judicial districts and for clerks of the superior courts for their respective counties. Sec. 3. That there shall be an election held on the said first Thursday of August, and every eight years thereafter, for the following officers: Six Superior Court Judges for their respective judicial districts in and for the following districts, tc-wit: the first, third, fourth, fifth, seventh and ninth. Sec. 4. That there shall be an election held on the first Thursday in August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six (1876), and every four years thereafter, for the following offi cers, to-wit: Governor, Lieutenant ''Gov ernor, Secretary of State, Auditor, Treas urer, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Attorney General. Sec. 5. That there shall be an election held on the first Thursday in August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight (1878), and every eight years thereafter, ior the follow ing officers: Five Supreme Court Judges for the State, and six Superior Court Judges in and for the following judicial districts, to-wit, second, sixih,eighth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth. Sec. 6. That whenever any vacancies shall exist in any of the above offices, by reason of death, resignation or otherwise, the same shall be tilled by elections to be held in the manner and places and under the same regulations and rules as is pre scribed for general elections, at the first general election thereafter, except as other wise provided in the constitution. Sec. 7. That the sheriff or other returning officer of every county shall, within 30 days after the election for Supreme Court Judg s, transmit by mail or otherwise, (if by mail in a registt red letter) to the Gov ernor of the State, a statement of the votes taken in his county for each of said judges, which statement shall be in the form pre scribed in sections twenty-three and twenty four, chapter one hundred and eighty-five, acts of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one and one thousand eight hun dred and seventy-two, who shall open and compare the same in the presence of the Attorney General and Secretary of State, and shall as soon thereafter as practicable, proclaim the result of the same. Sec. 8. That the Governor shall issue to every person duly elected to the office of Supreme Court J udge a commission certi fying his appointment immediately after the result of said eletion shall have been proclaimed. That if the Governor shall refuse to issue his commission to any judge elect, in this State, as is provided by law, then it shall be the duty of any iud-e of mis oiate 10 administer tne oath ot office to any such judge upon production of satis factory evidence of his election. Sec, 9. That the sheriffs and other re turning officers of the counties of each iudi- cial district shall meet on the third Thurs day of August at the following places iu the several judicial districts, for the pur pose of comparing the polls for the Superior Court Judges and Solicitors of the respec tive districts, to wit : In the first, at the court house in the county of Pasquotank. In ihe second, at the court house in the county of Washington. In the third, at the court house in the county of Lenoir. In the fourth, at the court house in the county of New Hanover. In the fifth, at the court house in the county of Richmond. In the sixth, at the court house in the county of Franklin. In the seventh, at the court house in the county of Guilford. In the eighth, at the court house in the conntv of Davie. Iu the ninth, at the court house in the county of Lincoln. In the tenth, at the court house in the county of Wilkes. In the eleventh, at the court house in the county of Yancey. In the twelfth, at the court house in the county of Macon. And such rules and regulations as are prescribed for members of Congress in their congressional districts, in chapter one hundred and eighty-five, section twenty-one acts of one thousand eight hundred aud seventy-one and one thousand eight hun dred and seventy-two. Sec. 10. That any person duly elected Superior Court Judge, or Solicitor in each ot the 6aid districts upon obtaining a certi ficate cf election, shall procure from the Governor a commission certifying bis ap pointment, which the Governor shall issue on such certificate being produced. Sec. 11. That the compensation to be al lowed the returning officers for the com paring of the polls, as set forth in seciion, eight, of the act, shall be the same as are allowed in chapter one hundred and eighty five, section twenty-seveii, acts of one thousand eight hundred and seventy one and one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, for comparing votes for members of Congress. Sec. 12. That all elections herein ordered shall be conducted in all particulars in such manner and form and under such rules and regulations as are prescribed in chap.l85,acls of one thousand eight hundred and seventy one and one thousand eight hundred and pcventy-tn'o, and on hundred and twenty- four, act of one thousand eight hundred and seveuty.-one and one thousand -eighjt hundred and seventy-two, both of which, so far as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby re-enacted. Provided, That any elector shall be eligi ble as registrar for their several townships in all such elections, and any provision of chapter one hundred and eighty-five, laws of one thousand and eight hundred and seventy-one and one thousand eight hun dred and seventy-two, inconsistent with this proviso is hereby repealed. That when a voter is challenged at the polls, upon deraaud of any citizen of the State, it shall be the duty oi the inspectors of the election to require said voter, before being allowed to vote, to prove by the oath of some other person known to the judges, the fact of his residence for thirty days pre vious thereto in the county in which he pur poses to vote. Sec. 13. That at all elections for Judges of the Supreme Court, Judges of the Supe rior Court and Solicitors, there shall be pro vided a separate box for such Supreme Court Judges and a separate one for the Superior Court Judges and Solicitors. Sec. 14. That the members of the gener al Assembly, elected under the provisions of the fixst section of this act shall assem ble on the third Monday of November fol lowing the date of their election. Sec. 15. Thia act shall be in force from and after its ratification. Ratified 14th day of February, 1874. Tribute of Respect. From the Princeton (N. J.) Press, July 4, 1874. MRS. FRANCES SNOWDEN. ' Mrs. Snowden was the daughter of Colonel Jona than Deare, a respected and honored citizen of New Brunswick, N. J., where she was born more than eighty years ago. She married Gilbert Ten ant Snowden, Esq., of Columbia, S. Ci, and became the mother of two children, both of whom were removed to a better world in fturlv inf.nmv Afr Snowden belonged to one of the best and most pious .families in this part of the country, Ilia father was the Rev. Gilbert Tenant Snowden, pas tor at Cranbury, and brother of the Rev. Samuel Finley Snowmen, the first pastor at Princeton, N. J. Their father, 11 on. Isaac Snowden. was Treas-. urer of the city and county of Philadelphia, and a ruling elder in the Second Presbyterian church, Philadelphia. In the times of the Revolution he left Philadelphia for safety, and spent several years in Princeton, where he was elected one of th eld ers of the Church. In their elegant home at Columbia, Mr. and Mrs. Snowden for years dispensed a liberal Christian hO.DitalitV. Thev Were finprinllo- attntSvw iinH kind to the Theological students of the Seminary in that place, some of whom were liberally sided from their ample resources. After ihe death of Mr. Snowden. she returned to .t.h NVirih and tr.-ir up her residence with her cousin, the late L. W. I lit 1 f X ... . . i. jrmuips, -esq., 01 ljawreuceville ; with whom her sister, the late Miss Mary Deare, was already residing. To these sisters, Mr. Phillips was the nearest reiauve ldi; aud ne performed towards them fi ithfullv the duties of On the decease of Mr. Phillins thv rcmnn-H to this place with his widow ; and in her family for iue last eigiueen years, Mrs. bnowcten has been tenderly cared for. Unable to mingle much in so ciety, she has been revered and Ih-ImuciI hv tho r. who knew her, rarely if ever, seen in public, ex cept at the house of God, and even from that, by iue suue 01 uer ueaitn and the increasing infirmi ties of aire, often, and for lonr neriod de barred. So retired was her life that it was scarcely known to many that such a person resided in the midst of us ; and yet it is probably true that there was au person uere in more consta t communion with the King and Redeemer of men, and the min isterintr spirits to the heir of solvation Sh 1,0,1 outlived most of the friends of lir vmitlt and nil her nearest kindred by blood having no relatives uy consanguinity nearer than second cousins, or by affinity tuan a niece. Her natural uowers of mind wrrp hrilHant arwi highly cultivated. Few excelled her in the art of lencr writing, ana sne oiten addressed her friends in poetic lines, or verses, which were gems in their way. In manners sl e was G-entlr? ri,1 winnir elegant and refined. She was an admirer of the beautiful, and was specially appreciative of that which combined both beauty and goodness. Her natural disposition was one of great cheerfulness, and she grew up in a circle distinguished for that highest of all marks of politeness, studiousness of the happiness of others. Rarely can one be met who had so much cause to be weaned from this world, and whose atfection was so evidently on things above, who vet took so dei-n an inn-wet in what was passing with youth, even in their past There was a childlike cherfulness about her. wmeu uisunguisuea her to the very end of life. She hud learned to look on dfinartpd lost, but onlv as ffone hfifnr to a hotter whitaer, m God's good time, she would follow. uui tuougn so reared, hers was eminently a use ful life. She regarded hersp.lf n . sipnrant nt tho Lord, and was constantly distributing of her pos sessions freely. She recommended, and gave to others the good books she herself had found edify ing. She was a great helper and comforter of her pastor. Of the ten thousand influences' for good which went forth from such a woman, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to speak. But her reli- ffion did not consist in ni OTP f'VtPrnnl ot rr np show ; quite as much, or more, in meditation and me uuues 01 me cioset. She had enjo)ed the ex ample and bisection, in early life, of one of.tbe most nious of mothers luid of sin, the insufficiency of all human righteousness nuu Litsi uciseu wuoiiy on the .Lord Jesus Christ. She was much in prayer, praying for her friends by name. In her fondness for books of literature and devotion she never neglected her ioic. iAur juve ior u seemed to increase to the end. bhe committed lan?e norfi nn4 nf it pqncoial. ly of the Psalms, to memory. Her example was simply blameless, or as nearly so as we can ever ejtpeui u see m mis worm, lier conversation was "always wi h errace. seasoned with nlt" on,i singularly free from every thing censorious and uncliari table. The end of this lone, beautiful llipflll nu-t ami. nently holy Christian life WHS rtCArc "Plfinno in the sight of the Lord," as in the words of her iavwuie psanc, is tue ueath or 11 13 saints." Uer departure was one of thoye beautiful sun-sets which shed radiance on all around. As the end ap proached it was evident she was still attached to life ; but not. the least dread or fear of death could be discovered. Oue of her last expressions before she passed into that fatal stupor which continued through so many unbroken hours, was that never before had she enjoyed such perfect repose of mind, such joyful trust and hope in Christ. In her Drier intervals of consciousness she would be some times heard praying, "Wash, wash me, dear Saviour, in thine own precious blood." Again she was heard repeating over and over again to herself the words, "Rejoice in the Lord alway ; and again i W rejoice." As she breathed her laat, the pain tui, suffering expression passed away, and a light or smile seemed to break oyer her countenance. ne entered into rest Jnne 16, 1874. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." r, . J. M. Macdohald. Princeton, X. J., June 18, 1874. pdj New Stock of Groceries. W. J. BLACK Ilasj.ist received a new Stock of Groceries and rrovisinn.s--the very articles farmers and every body elsa needs for support during the Summer. famine stock and prices, as inducements will e neid out to prompt customers. 1. 18-74. W. J, BLACK. Family Horse. i -fiw raiby Horse is offered for sale. He is spirited, but gentle, and will travel 50 miles a oar without touching him with a whip. ApoJy l DEMOCRAT OFFICE. Trutliful Words. CtTFFV IV CtOVrtRirca rT negroes in Congress, to-witf pTi- u Cahi, Haney, Wallv IW.er and ll If the best of the race have found thei into Congress, Africa has no reason Lty proud ol her representatives. Excent v? hott of South Carolinano one of them i attracted the attention of Congress o t country. Hyman will add one ino the number, for he will be elected. negro man seems a failure iu Con while the negro boy seems a fail are aAr Point. There are three negro candid fU for the Legislature in Wake. of whites m the county are abont SfT This would look as if the7 white despaired of their race and color and poking to Africa for light and State era? The white men depend too much upon tt. negroes for labor, but there U no Why they .hould rely npon them to late for them so long as the whites t superior m the qualities aud qualified which go to make up a representative It is a sud ay for self government ? 700 white men i and about Z "c. call for the chiy.a rous IJaleigh, prefef a, heir law makers ignorant AWc0,"S to V elligent Cancans. Shame f shame it the white man who thus deg rades his ZZ and race. Rahifih Sentinel. CONSERVATIVE NOMINEeT FOR Mecklenburg County . . For the Senafe, ROBERT P. WARJSG, For Representatives, J. SOLOMON IlEID J. L. JETTON, For Sheriff, MARSHAL E. ALEXANDER. For Treasurer, Capt. S. E. RELK. For Superior Court Clerk, E, A. OSliORNE. For Register, AVM. MAXWELL. For Surveyor, J, E. MOORE. For County Commissioners, THOS. L. VAIL, TIIOS. GLUYAS R. L. DeARMOXD, W. E. ARDItKY H. M. DIXON. June 8, 1874. te. Water-Melons, Cantalopes. PEACHES, PINE-ATPLES,- TOMATOES, BANANAS, And other Fruits, received daily, and for Bale at NAT. GRAY'S, Opposite the Presbyterian Church. July 6, 1874. tf Notice. Wc, the undersigned, having qualified as Execu tors of the late J. A. Walkup,dec'd, do hereby notify all persons having claims against said deceased to present them to the undersigned fully authenticated on or before the 10th day of Jul', 1875, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. Also, all persons indebted to said deceased will please make immediate payment. W. E. ARDREY, J. W. MORROW, July 6, 1874. 6wpd Executon Administratrix Notice. Having been appointed Administratrix of the Estate of A. A. Kennedy, dee'd, I hereby give notic to all persons having claims against said Estate to present the same to R. D. "VVhitley, who ia my authorized Agent in the management of Mid Estate, before the 6th day of July, 1875, or tliii notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Entate will plea make payment at once, also to R. D. Whitley. M. M. KENNEDY, Adm'x of A. A. Kennedy, dee'd. July 6, 1874. 6w . NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE, Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus Co., N. C. This Institution is pleasantly Hituatcd in one of the healthiest portions of the State. The next Scholastic year begins August 3d, lb74. Expense for half-session (20 weeks) as follows : Collegiate Department, $90 00 Academic $75 to 90 00 For further particulars send for Catalogue. Ap ply to Rev. L. A. D1KLE, A. M., July 6. 1874. 4w President Segars. Just received, another invoice of very superior Segurs, which will be Bold very low at rUHEFOYS. E ntrn.fi tu si- En tractus Cigarettes, for sale at 25 cents a box, at Greensboro Female College, GREENSBORO, N. C Thi Institution is again in successful operation, and offers all the advantages of a first-clasa femaw College The Fall Session will begin on Wednesday, Wt July, 1874. b i or Cfttnlofin. rnntninintr tprmB. &C. apPIJ w the e President, Rev. T. Al. Jones. D. V. X. H. D. WILSON June 22, 1874. 4wpd Pres't Bwird Truatees- Announcement. 1 announce myself an independent candidal f the office of Sheriff of Mecklenburg county. tion on the first Thursday in Angust next W. II. II. HOUST05. Afay 18, 1874. $5pd Announcement. Fettwts Citizens of the 9th Judicial DidrUt : , Yielding to the solicitation of my frienda I ' nounce nivself a candidate for election to the omc of Solicitor for the 9th Judicial District election in August next. J. h. CJlBBOX-. Rutherfordton, Alay 16, 1874 f5pd 0 S5T Maj. W. J. Montgomery, oi Cabarrns, is the Conservntive nominee for 8olciv for the 9th Judicial District. S Announcement. I announce myself an Independent Fanner, d idate for Congress, from the Sixth Cong"0") District, kflowing no party and acknowledging affiliation with any party. f-nr June 1, 1874.-pd E. C. DAYIDSOj Twenty-five a t Kegs COOKING SODA on band t SMITH & HAM3I0M5 April 27, 1874. P1 h