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CHARLOTTE, N. C. Correspondence of the Home and Democrat New York, Jan. 30, 1882. Editor Home and Democrat: In my letter to you a week or two ago I men tioned the large increase , in the sales of Stephens' History of the United States. Since that, I have filled an order from an Agricultural College in Texas for 120 copies, the largeet number that I have known of in one Institution, though there have been orders from book-sellers for as many as 250 copies at a time. I am now printing a third edition since J uly, the sales of six months being about equal to those of the preceding twelve months, and have orders for more than 100 copies waiting for the binding of the new edi tion. In the general scare about the small pox, I hope your Southern druggists and physicians are on their guard against im pure matter for vaccination. My friend Dr. Hall told me a few days ao that out of one dozen quills sent to him by a drug gist, he had to return nine, as unfit for use, likely to cause blood poison or other evil effects. I attended a monthly meeting la9t week of the "American Institute of Christian Philosophy," which has for its object "the creation and distribution of literature il lustrating the relations between science and religion." It owes its origin to that indefatigable laborer in the cause of science and religion, the Hi. Dr. Deems, of the Church of the Strangers. He was elected its first President, and presides with efficiency and dignity. Hon. Kemp P. Battle is Vice-President for North Carolina, and Hon. Jos. J. Davis, Gov Jarvis, Itev. Dr. T. M. Jones and Hon W alter 1j. Steele aie among its associate members. They provide for Lectures and Essays, which are published in a Quarterly Magazine, the 2d No. of which will be is sued in a few days. The Institute num bers among its members some of the most profound thinkers in the country. At Grace Church, yesterday, Rev. Dr. Twing, Secretary of the Domestic Mission Board of the Episcopal Church, made a statement of the operations of the Board during the last year. It kas 400 Mission aries employed in the United States and among the Indies, and received and ex pended $170,000, of which he thanked the congregation of Grace Church for having contributed $8,000, nearly one-twentieth of the whole. The Board has appro priated $180,000 for the present year. which sum he confidently expects to realize. Of course a collection was made as a beginning,' the amount of which I have not heard. A married man ran off last week with young girl of D.jver, New Jersey. Tney were arrested at Newark by a person who knew them, and a telegram sent to Dover, asking what should be done with them In reply it was siated that nobody in Liover wanted tnem ; ana so they were discharged, and took the train for Phila delphia, bestowing upon each other most affectionate caresses. Rather a funny case, or series of cases came up in Jersey City the other day William Cox was arrested for stealing nine watches from John Hussoii, but for want of evidence Cox was discharged Husson had a parrot, whom he taught to say, "Billy stole the boss's watches." Billy applied to a Justice for a warrant against Husson for defamation of char acter. The Justice declined to grant such a warrant but offered to arrest the parrot, Cox left in a huff. Soon after he srot into a tight, was arrested, and his antagonist charged him with stealing his watch The watch was found in his pocket and he was committed. A Among tne gigantic corporations in this city is the Mutual Life Insurance Company. Its policies now in force num ber 101,490 ; amount insured $315,900,137 it paid losses last year $12,640,112; its assets are $94,702,057; and its surplus according to the tables of mortality risks is more than $12,000,000. Another great company, the Equitable Life Insurance . i m lias about tne same business, lne lm mense success of these two, overshadow ing all others, has led to the establish ment of several companies of more than doubtful honesty, and to the failure o several. At Chicago, on Vonday last, specula tion iu wheat raged so furiously that twenty millions of bushels were sold, the price rising during the excitement from $1.33 to $1.36 Part of the rise was lost the next day. Of course this was like the gambling in cotton futures men soh what they didn't have, and others bought wnat tney aian i want, ine wheat was not to be delivered, it was not there to deliver; but the difference in value was to be paid and received in cash. It is fashionable in this city for corpora tions and speculators to buy up leading newspapers. Thus Jay Gould is said to own a controlling influence In the World and in the Tribune, the Northern Pacific Railroad Company the Evening Post, and its editor, Carl Schurz, who it is under stood to have bought, body and soul, whilst he was Secretary of the Interior. The Mail and Express is owned by Cyrus W. Field. 1 have , forgotten who owns the Times. It costs a great deal, some hundreds of thousands of dollars, to buy up one of these great daily papers, but there is not a week in the year, probably, in'which a paper may not be made to pay back its entire cost by skillful handling of stockjobbing matters; acd when hundreds of thousands are made in a day by slock jobbing, why should a rich man, who wants to be richer, hesitate to ir.vest vast sums in that way? But' wh?.t hall We say or think of the papers, wLich ought to be, and perhaps profess to be, honest and patriotic, and are yet only the bought tools of those abominable speculators? There is one paper here whose reputation have never heard impeached the Jour nal of Commerce. There may. be others. but I am not sure. H. Correspondence of the Home ami Democrat. . Davidsox College, X. C, Jan. 30, 1 882. Editor Home and Democrat: Now that Guiteau is convicted, and Col. John ston acquitted, (not that I would associate the name of a gentleman with a demon in human shape,) I suppose there will be some 'dearth' in the news, and think it a good time (by your permission) to "write up Davidson" a little. We don't im agine our place a big city, but we do claim to be keeping apace with any town in this State, except those tobacco marts'. Ten years ago there was but one dry goods store here of any note, now there are five: Messrs. J. D. Brown & Co., Slo.tn fc Neel, Stough, Hood & Co., Sloan, Thompson & Caldwell, and E. B. Sloan in general merchandize; and Messrs. James Allison and S. C. Scofield in family gro ceries, confections, &c. Ten years ago there was very little cot ton brought to this market, but with the short crop of last year, over 3,000 bales have been shipped from this depot. The market here has been and is still so -"ac tive" that farmers from Catajvba, Lincoln, Iredell, Rowan and Cabarrus counties bring their cotton here. During the last four years quite a num ber of fine dwelling and store houses have been erected here. Messrs. Potts and Brown built a very nice and commodious brick store. Messrs. J. N. Thompson, R. J. Stough and R. A. Brady each have put up very nice wooden buildings and have them well filled with goods, and others have been adding to their bouses and stock. Dwelling have far exceeded store houses. 11. J. Stough, F. J. Knox, J. F. Caldwell, J. G. Hood, J. R. Johnston, J. W. Stone, R. R. Armour, L. W. Sawyer and W. B. Withers, Sen., have each erect ed dwellings of late, and some of them, especially the latter, would 'grace' a city. There are two or three others equal in style, &c, in embryo. Ten years ago there was no Primary School here. We now have two that will compete with any, in regard to grade, &c. There "are about 75 pupils (including "free") in one, and 20 in the other. The College has, I think, about 125 students; and "still they come." Well, let them come ! There is room enough in the College, and brain enough in the Faculty for three times as many. Ten years ago if a traveler without a "Friend" stopped 'over' here, he was glad to hear the train "blow off brakes"; but now commercial travelers (and they are almost as thick as candidates in August) say they are glad to get to Davidson Saturday night, where they get better iare for less money, and spend the Sab bath pleasantly. Now, Mr. Editor, if you think any point has been "strained a little," come to see U9, and we'll "Show you our faith by our works." "Lateat scintillula forsan." W. Forged Note. Late last Friday even ing a well dressed, fine looking man stepped into the store of Mr. J. D. Gaskill and asked him to cash a check for f.im. Mr. Gaskill did so the check calling for $80.94. After the man went out Mr. Gaskill examined the check more closely and discovered written in red ink across signer's name the figures 8.94. This led to an examination which showed that in the figures on the corner of the check, a cipher (0) had been added and in the center of the check the letter y had been added to the word eight. The man had gone to the depot and it only lacked a few moments of train time. Mr. Gaskill did not have time to get an officer, but rushed off himself. Arriving at the depot he singled out his man among the crowd of passengers and accosted him : "You are the man I just cashed a check for." "No sir," says he, "was there anything wrong with it?" "Yes sir, you come with me." They started off together and got nearly up town, when the stranger discovered that Giiskill-had no warrant of arrest, and started back to the depot. Gaskill said, "bII right, I have an officer waiting there." Fortunately as they n eared the Mt. Ver non Hotel, Mr. Gaskill spied Capt. Theo. Parker with his fatigue suit on. He called Capt. Parker, told him the man had forged a check on him, and that he wanted the man taken up town. Capt. Parker replied, "all right sir, I'll see him up." This time they made the trip to Gaskill's store when Constable Vander ford took him in charge. The man's name is Brown, from ner Sheppards X Roads in Iredell county. In the Magis trate's Court he claimed that he was not the man who passed the check. There are two witnesses who say another man presented the check to them on the same day. It t-eems that the case hinges on a question of personal identity. Salisbury Watchman. A Connecticut jury set aside a will which had been made by a spiritualist. The ground of this verdict was that a person who is a spiritualist is necessarily insane. The parties interested in the will appealed the case, one of the chief grounds of appeal being that the jury was composed chiefly ol Congregational deacons who were prejudiced against spiritualism. JSir The Princeton students find that breaking street lamps is expensive recrea tion. Eighteen of them have paid $200 to the city and $360 more as fines, while the college punishment is yet to come. The lads are fortunate in not also cooling their heads in jail. 25 Greenwich, Conn., has a vaccine factory which sends its products all over the world, having customers a9 far away as Japan. Calves are hired from the farmers, who report that inoculation bene fits rather than injures the animals, and business is very brisk this Winter. N. C. NEWS. t3T Corn is selling -at only 40 cents a bushel in Hay wood county. The prisoners in jail, in this place, made an attempt to release themselves, lasi week, by rubbing the rivet heads off with a piece of an old crock, and remov ing the bars of the iron cage. Shelby Au rora. The nuisance of running into and .back ing out from Newton will be expeiienced no more. The track around the town has been completed and trains ran around for the first time on the 20th. We understand that the authorities of the Western North Carolina Railroad have recently placed orders for 10 new locomo tives and a large number of box cars and flats. The cost of the engines will exceed $100,000. Statesville Landmark. When property is seized by the U. S. Government it is confiscated without any regard to existing mortgages. A horse was sold here last baturday by tne government on which a man held a mort gage dating back several months, but he lost his claim entirely. Greenfboro Patriot. Accident to as Aged Lady. We re gret to learn that last week, the aged mother of our townsmen, Messrs. W. P. & E. A. McDonald, who resides with one of her sons, on Cartledge s Creek, some 7 or 8 miles North of this place, fell and dis located her hip, and otherwise so injured herself that her recovery is considered doubtful. Rockingham South. Breaking into a Church. We are in formed that some unknown Dartv or oar- ties broke into the "Chapel church one night last week and stole therefrom the Bible and some hymn books, lliev broke out a pane of glass and got in at a win dow. Stealing is bad enough but when a man is so vile as to ero into a church and pillage church property we fail of words to express an opinion of such a one. Lras tonia Gazette. Mr. A. L. McDonald, of this town, re ceived a telegram from his brother John C. McDonald, at Galveston, Texas, an nouncing the death of their father, Gen. Randal Scott McDonald, which occurred in Louisiana last Saturday morning. The dispatch did not state the cause of death. Gen. McDonald was a native of this County, and for a number of years served as Superior Court clerk. Rockingham South. Homicide. A murder was committed in Lauriuburg on Tuesday of last week. William Crocker was struck on the head by James eddington, with the flat side of a spade, and instantly killed. Both colored. Weddington made no effort to escape, claiming that he acted in self defence, and was brought to this place the next day and put in jail to await his trial at the next term of our Superior Court. Rockingham South. Pitt Ahead. Mr. Jeremiah F.Taylor, who superintended a farm for a gentle man in Pitt county last year, gives the best account of his farming operations that we have heard of yet. vVith twelve plows he made 300 bales of cotton and four hundred barrels of corn. This crop was raised on three hundred and eighty acres three hundred in cotton and eighty in corn. We would like to see this beaten. Tarboro Southerner. Old Relic. Mr. N. B. Bellamy showed us recently 2 yards of calico captured during the war of 1812 from a British vessel by Lieut, or Midshipman Frank Dancy. It is in a remarkable state of preservation. Some of our merchants who examiued it say that it is far superior to the calico manufactured "now-a-days." The colors are perfectly bright. Mr. Bellamy thinks the name of the vessel from which it was captured was the "knap Dragon." Tarboro Southerner. Messrs. J. F. Jarrett and S. A. Hawn, of Hickory Township, manufactured last fall over 2,000 gallons of pure bright molasses, the greater part of which they have sold at 40 cents per gallon, by the barrel. By the slops made at this factory they raised and fattened five shoats, which when slaughtered and brought to town weighed 1,426 lbs. These gentle men are now erecting a saw mill and planing machine in connection with their molasses factory, which they expect to have in operation by the nrst of March. The race is -J mile long and over 25 feet of head-water. Hickory Press. A sad transition from gayety to grief was witnessed at the house of M r. Walcora Mclntyre. near Long Street Church, in this county, on the 26th, ult. Mr. Hector Mclntyre had been married on that day, and the bridal party had arrived at his father, (Mr. Malcom Mclntyre's) in the evening of the same day, where sup per was served. Soon after supper, Mrs. Mclntyre, the mother of the groom, was suddenly and without warning, stricken down with paralysis. Dr. Mc Dougald was sent for and went to the aid of the afflicted lady. He represents the case as quite serious. Payetteville Exam iner. Ax Elopement. An elopement in Shi loh Township on the 19-th inst., raised a breeze that amounted to a hurricane be fore it subsided. On that morning Mr. James F. M. Stikeleather, arrayed in wed ding garments and driving a blind mare to a borrowed buggy, pulled up in front of the residence of Mr. Travis Lrles, form erly of Union county, now one of Shiloh's best citizens, and before those present could fairly take in the situation Mr. Liles's daughter, Laura, was seated in the buggy with him. Under the persuasive influ ence of the whip, the mare was not long in reaching the house of Mr. Eli Benfield, where Dr. A. J. K. Thomas, Esq., was found. The knot was by him tied in due form before the bride's parents could ar rive and interpose a veto. Statesville Landmark. Escaped Jail. On Tuesday night last Bob Boyd and Green Lawson escaped jail by cutting through the floor immedi ately behind the door, going under to the side of the wall and removing the mason ry. Boyd was from Henderson, and at the last term of Vance court was sentenced to the penitentiary for a term of seven years for rocking the train on the R. & G. Road. He took au appeal, and was brought to the Oxford jail to await the April term of the court. It is a pity that such a villain should go unwhipped of jus tice. Green Lawson was from about Oak Hill, and had been in jail since last July, charged with the burning of Mr. Chand ler's house. For the l ick of a witness he was not tried at the October term, but was held for April Oxford Torchlight. One of the small-pox cases at Winston was several times vaccinated, but that it never had been effective, or "taken," as the doctors say, and no danger, the party exposed himself and had small-pox. NEWS ITEMS. A' cotton factory will be erected near Fayetteville Tenn. t H f: .- Sweet potatoes sell at ten cents a peck in Tall a hassee. v Immigrants are flocking to Florida from every slate in the union. Sheep worth over $20,000 were killed in Kentucky by dogs last Year . y - , t Green'peas are sellirig at 'twenty-five cents a quart in Gainesville Florida. Fine veins of marble have been discov ered in Union county, Arkansas. Over one thousand tons of guano were received at Greenville, S. C, last week. Favorable reports are received from the small grain crops of South Carolina. From January 1 to 21, twelve ,; feet and eight inches of rain fell at Nashville. - Mr. Bridwall, of Cynthians, Kentucky, captured 26 coons one night last week. A turnip in Putnam county, Florida, 3 feet long and 22 inches in circumference. The New York World says the report of Jeff Davis' last speech is a lie. One farmer in Leon county, Florida, has a hundred lambs less thau one month old. The hotels at St. Augustine, Fla., feed their guests Sundays on strawberries and cream. . A vein of coal has been discovered near Cardanelle, Arkansas, only four feet under ground. The Western, Mississippi, mills com pany will shortly erect another large mill at a cost of not less than $300,000. A bill has been introduced in the Ken tucky legislature to regulate the use of text books in the common schools. Farmers around Live Oak, Florida, have not yet finished picking,1 and the ginning establishments are crowded with cotton. It is stated by Dr. Billings (U. S. A.) that 100,000 people die annually in the United States from preventable diseases and avoidable accidents. SSlf One dollar and fifty cents per quart is the modest sum asked by some persons in Florida for strawberries at this season. BcHT" It is stated that the new poll-tax law in South Carolina contains a provision that those failing to pay shall be im prisoned for five days and pay a fine of $5 and costs. A Sekious Charge Against a Minis ter. Bloomington, 111., January 28. Rev. H. O. Hoffman, a prominent Metho dist minister, has been found guilty of seduction and bastardy, by a church com mittee, after ten days' trial. The Pope, who has been slightly indisposed, is now quite well. He is en gaged writing a long Encyclical, to be published about Easter, closing the Jubilee Year and setting forth to the Episcopacy the present situation of the Papacy. IST" The Associate Reformed Presby terian Church of the South propose to celebrate the centennial of their organiza tion in 1S82; but, first, they are trying to settle a dispute as to the precise date,some contending for June 30, and others for October 31. t3f A lady in Boston who had once had the small-pox thought she would try the experiment of vaccination, the general impression being that it would not take on such a subject. Well it took, and it took and she had it bad. She has sworn off from trying experiments in future. District-Attorney Corkhill is happy over the receipt of congratulatory dis patches lrora all parts ofthe country. The -students of Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa., telegraphed him : "Cremating furnace is in perfect order. Ship prisoner as soon as sen tenced." The practice so prevalent nowadays in all large cities of trying to attract pur chasers to shops by placards announcing for sale at low prices goods "damaged by fire," purchased at bankrupt sale,' or "iu consequence of dissolution of copartner ship," is being restricted rigidly iu Berlin to cases in which such announcements are strictly true. Five shopkeepers in that city have just been arrested, and are to be prosecuted by the municipal authorities for fraud in putting up such placards untruthfully. . . Marshall, Minn., Jan. 28. Great excite ment has been caused by trichina;l poieon ing from eating raw ham. Fifteen promi nent citizens were affected, and three have died. An entire family, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Cnshner, three sons, William, aged t wenty-two, Nicholas, aged fourteen, Jacob, aged twelve, and their daughter Annie, aged eighteen, were poisoned, Cushner dying on Tuesday, Fritz Pegger and Joseph Wilfort have died from the same cause. O. Gilbertson Seidlitz and Dr. Sanderson are quite ill, while Peter Peckles, Oscar Thompson, Antony Win ters and a German living near the village, name unknown, are in a precarious situa tion. The matter will be brought before the State Board of Health for investiga tion. Sdfr" After a thorough trial of several years the Delaware Beet Sugar Company has come to the conclusion that the manu facture of sugar from beets iu that State can never be made a paying industry, and a few days ago made the announce ment that its works, although fitted out with all of the most improved and ex pensive machinery for beet sugar making, would never again be operated for that purpose. One of the principal reasons assigned for the abandoning of the in dustry is that the soil and climate of the State of Delaware is not, as the company has proven to its perfect satisfaction, adapted to the growing of beets of a proper quality to be used in the manufacture of sugar. The Wilmington News of Mou day states that the company will now turn its attention to another industry that of manufacturing sugar from molasses. Edif We learn that the recent rains have undermined a portion ofthe cliff on the side of Cumberland Mountain, ex posing to view an extensive coal bed. The place is kndwn as the Yellow Rock, and is located about four miles from Pike ville. Sequatchie (Tenn.) Advance. The National Bank System. The committee on banking and currency in the House, has adopted a resolution by a vote of 9 to 2, asserting that the present nation al banking system ought to be maintained. The action of the committee is significant, as it shows a strong element, favoring the existing system, and indicates that Con gress will ultimately extend the charters of the banks. North Carolina Water Power. Norry Carolina ' ijb estimated to have more than three, million horse-power in, her streams from the table lands to the Seal ! This-exceedslhat of all th steam engines in-the United, States or Great Britain. The Roanoke ' river, fifty miles above Weldon, develops a force of over 300 horse-power per foot of fall, and there is a fall of 100 feet from Gaston to Wel don. T The Yadkin frjver, near Salisbury, meas ures 300 horse-power per foot, and taking that part ot its course fipm .WUkesborot to the State line, aggregates 250 horse-power equal to ten million spindles.' The Catawba river, near Hickory, has 250 horse-power per foot, aggregating, this side of the State line, 185,000 horse power. The Cape Fear aggregates 125,000. The French Broad, from Asheville to the State line, ina course of fifty miles, gives not less than 120,000 horse-power. The Nolachucky exceeds even that. Prof. Kerr estimates the water power of that part of the Roanoke river within the State at 70,000 horse-power, that of the Yadkin at 225,000, that of the Catawba at 184,000, or enough in the last to turn 7,360,000 spindles ; and that of the Cape Fear, Haw, and Deep rivers combined at 130,000 horse-power, a force sufficient to turn 5,200,000 spindles. Thus far these immense powers waste themselves 'in almost unheeded fall. '! A Coward's Deed. A. shocking affiir occurred in Lewiston, Maine, about 6 o'clock Monday morning at the home of Maynard Goff, on Lisbon street. The wife of Mr. Goff was doing her housework after breakfast and he had gone into the mill when the stove ex ploded,' caused by a stick of wood being charged with powder or nitro glycerine, knocking Mrs. Goff over and breaking her jaw and arm, and otherwise injuring her, so that she died in a few hours. Portions of the stove went through the roof, the walls were shattered and the windows smashed. The wounded woman recovered sufficiently to go to a window and call for aid, the blood streaming from her head down the sides of the building to the side walk. She was removed to ahother house in an unconscious condition and medical aid summoned. This was the third ex plosion of a similar character at GofTs house, the former ones not doing much damage. Suspicion at once rested on George Pierce, who was seen prowling around the house last night, and he was immediately arrested. Pierce had dis graced Mrs. Goft's sister over a year ago, and in addition sent a forged letter to Mrs. GofTs sister, stating that Mrs. Goff was in a dying conditioL and that she must come home. The sister believing the letter genuine came home, and was surprised to find Mrs. Goff well. She at once realized that she had been duped and that this method was adopted for the pur pose of bringing her here that she might again become subject to Pierce's influence. Pierce was arrested on a charge of forgery but was released. It is thought that for revenge Pierce committed this terrible deed. Boston Post. Appalling Accident. New York, January 27. An entirely unexplained ex plosion occurred to-day in East Ninety ninth street, between Second and Third avenues, by which one boy, aged fourteen, was killed and nine other persons, mostly boys were more or less injured. At the place of the accident the lots are fifteen feet beyond the street grade and are used as dumping grounds by the Street Cleaning Department. The only dwellings in the vicinity are a few poor cabins. A number of children during the afternoon had beenplayingirt the lotrand had started a bonfire from the material they could col lect around the place. An ash cart was unloaded, atid Benjamin Burns, a lad of 16, picked up from the debris what appeared to be a tomato can filled with grease. He. threw it into the fire, when an explosion immediately occur red. Dense black smoke and ashes obscured the scene of the disaster. When it drifted away ten persons were found lying iu the lots injured, and the neighbors flocked - to their rescue. The police think the can must have been picked, up by an ashman in some place where blasting was going on, and contained nitroglycerine. The Queen in the Royal Vault. During the recent residence of the court at Windsor the Queen .paid two visits to the royal vault It had been intended to decorate the sepulchre with frescoes, but the project was abandoned, and only the walls under and around the recess at the end (in which lies the coffins of George III. and Queen Charlotte) have been orna mented; but seeing that the place is never entered except by the officials when there is a luneral, it seems a foolish -and absurd waste of money to make any alteration whatever. It is a very large vault, and is lighted by two oil lamps. Most of the coffins lie on the shelves, but those of George IV. and his successor and ofthe Duke of Kent are on a stone table in the centre; and on another table near the gate by which the vault is entered, is the last coffin placed there that of King George of Hanover. The Queen has or dered that oak coffins are in future to be used by the royal family,' and in all the crimson and gilt coffins in the vault have recently been placed in oak cases. Lon don Truth. i Children seem to be very precocious in crime in California, or adults very childish in legislation and the administration of the law. The State prison at San Quentin, according to the San Francisco Examiner, contains twelve boys, ranging in age from eleven to fifteen, who. are serving terms varying from four to fifteen years. Two of them were convicted of burglary, for entering cars standing on a side track. The same railroad owners who procured these convictions persuaded the Supervi sors of San Francisco to pass an ordinance imposing imprisonment in the county jail upon children under sixteen who jump on or off steam cars while in motion. Of course, boys who are sent to jail tpr the State prison for such offences are soon trained into hardened criminals. Death of the Armless Max. Geo. Payne, the man who was born without arms, and who has been exhibited at museums and shows throughout the coun try for several years past, is -dead at his residence in Williamsburg. Although armless, Payne could use his feet .with such dexterity that they answered the same purpose as hands and fingers. He could feed himself and nse a knife, fork' and scissors apparently with as much ease as other people could who were not de formed. He was a beautiful penman, and always acted as his own barber. - He leaves a wife and one child, to whom he was greatly attached. ii Jphe Apportionment BilL y The House committee lpn the;; census ag'reed'.'to report, with fayorable, recon meaidatidn,? Representative ilcCord.' ap portionmeni bill, with certain amendments; one of which is that the total number of members in the House shall be 320. Mr. McCord' bill provides for three hun dred and twenty members, to be appor tioned among the several States as fol lows: Alabama 8 ; Arkansas 5, a gain ot 1 ; California 5, a gain of 1 ; Colorado, 1 ; Connecticut 4 ; Delaware 1 ; Floridalj a loss of 1 ; Georgia 10, a gain of 1 ; Illinois 21, a gain of 2; Indiana 13; Iowa 11, a gain of 2 ; Kansas 6, a gain of 3 ; Kentucky 11, a gaiu of 1 ; Louisiana 6 ; Maine 4, a gain of 1 ; Maryland 6 ; Massachusetts 12, again of 1; Michigan 11, a gain of 2; Minnesota 5, a gain of ,2; Mississippi 7, a gain of 1 ; Missouri 14, a gain of 1 ; Ne braska 3, a gain of 2; Nevada 1; New Hampshire 2, a loss of 1 ; New Jersey 7 ; New York 34, a gain of 1 ; North Carolina 9, a gain of 1 ; Ohio 21,a gaiu of 1 ; Oregon 1; Pennsylvania 29, again of 2; Rhode Island 1, a loss of 1 ; South Carolina 6, a gain of 1 ; Tennessee 10 ; Texas 10, a gain of 4 Vermont 2, a loss of 1 Virginia JO, a gaiiTof 1 ; West Virginia 4, a gain of 1; Wisconsin 8. The ratio of representation as adopted by; the committee, for 320 members, is 154,285: , , I Representative Tillman, of South Caro lina, has intimated an intention to propose an amendment fixing the total number of representation at 730, instead of 350. I31fOn Monday last Judge Geddes intro duced into Congress a resolution "to amend the Constitution of the United States so as to take away from the President the appointing power and confer it upon a Commission, consisting of two Commis sioners (to be appointed by nomination of the President and confirmation by the Senate,) acting with the head of the De partment in which the appointments are required to be made, and making the term of office of all appointees six years." J2f"By an amendment to the Constitution the people desire a change in this life tenure of office and an endless list . of re tired pensioners. Judge Hunt came on the bench of the Supreme Court in 1872, performed the duties of the office for six years, and for the last three has been wholly disabled from paralysis. He has received his salary of $10,000 per year during these three years, and his inability to render any service has retarded the business to a serious loss of the people, who are now to compensate him by placing him on the retired list with a salary of $10,000 the balance of his life, the duties performed by another appointee at the" same ealary. tm Mutilated Silver Coin. A large amount of mutilated silver has been sent to United States Treasurer Gilfillan under the impression that it would be redeemed by him, and he has always transmitted such remittances to the Superintendent of the Mint at Philadelphia lor purchase as bullion. He is now informed by the Superintendent ofthe Mint that under the rules and instructions governing that office the smallest purchase of silver or deposit of gold received is $100, and that upon all such there is imposed, as melting charge of $1, which he considers a heavy tax on small deposits. Heretofore he has taken those sent from the United States Treasury, but as the number is largely; increasing from all parts of the country, be says he is forced to decline taking them in the future, and that no less amount than $100 can hereafter be received at the Mint. In view of this decision, the Treasury will return to the senders all such remittances sent to his office for redemption.- Wil mington Republican. 3iF The new fashions are worth no ticing. , The Parisian ladies have taken to making false eye-lashes; and the London men of fashion have taken to painting their cheeks like women The eye-lashes are not made by coloring the outside or inside ofthe lid, but by drawing a fine needle, threaded with dark hair, through the skin of the eye-lid, forming long loops, and then a splendid dark fringe veils the maid en's eyes. It is said not to be a painful operation, which they may believe who will. As to the men painting, why not, if women do? They all say they wish to give pleasure by looking their prettiest. And as the women are adopting men's costumes, and habits, let the men help them towards an exchange of sexes. H. in Fayetteville Examiner. A Heroic Bot. A special to the Cin cinnati Commercial Bays: "A terrible accident was averted on the Knoxville branch of the , Louisville & Nashville Railroad recently, by the timely and en ergetic action of a little bov who lives at the water station between Danville Junc tion and Stanford. The late .continued and heavy rains caused a land-slide of dirt and huere rocks, which fell across th track near the tank, where two swollen streams meet, lne slide occurred only a few minutes before the 2 o'clock P. M. train of passengers was due at that point. The lad, aged about twelve years, seeing the danger, ran up the road nearly a quarter of a mile, and by waving his hat, standing on the road and other signs, the engineer of the swiftly on-coming train saw the danger signals, blew for down braks, and 'checked the train just in time to save a fearful, loss of life and property. Such conduct as this lad's merits a rich reward, and he should be cared for, hand somely. The passengers, in the hurry of the moment, could only have time to make up a small sum for the little fellow, but he should be liberally rewarded." Tracing a Mystery. The fact that newspaper men make good detectives has already been demonstrated in several prominent instances, and it is now illus trated again in the Coppidge case in New Orleans. On the night of the 27th of December Mrs. M. F. Coppidge was shot, as was supposed, by a three-year-old child, who was playing with a pistol, no one else being present at the time except the husband of the unfortunate. The police accepted the husband's explanation, and let the matter drop, but a reporter of the Times-Democrat, who is said to be a native of Lynchburg, Va., took it up, and by careful investigation has developed so many circumstances of suspicion against the husband that the latter has been indict ed for murder by the grand jury. StdgT" A Paris correspondent of the Jour de VAn makes a bitter attack on impecuni ous young men in Parisian society. He has known a Government clerk spend out of Lie slender salary $240 in bonbons to ladies who "received" him during the year. Many men are thus crippled for months. p Comparative Cotton Statement. 4 The following is the cotton statement for the week ending Jan. 27 : l-xf ' V :-y 1882. Net receipts at all United States ports during the 1881. week, Total receipts to this date, Exports for the week, 99,173 124,086 3,661,777 3.919,270 95,701 109,403 1,916,285 2,435,398 1,149,660 867,627 Total exports to this date, Stock at all U.S. ports, Stock at all interior towns, Stock at Liverpool, Stock of American afloat for 193,203 631,000 161,271 473,000 461,000 Great Britain. 208,000 Liverpool Cotton Circular. Livmpool, Jan. 27. This week's cir cular of the Liverpool Cotton Brokers' Association says cotton was in limited re quest. On Thursday there was more inquiry and the market was firm. For American there was a moderate demand acd prices were reduced L Sea island was in poor request. Futures were quiet and featureless and declined l-32d. on Monday, "but have since recovered. ' ; . The Supply of Cotton fob the Woeld. New York, January 28. The total visible supply of cotton for the world i 3,121,586 bales, of which 2,592,436 is American, against 2,777,612 and 2,417, 552 respectively last year. ' Brad street's for January 28 has a very elaborate article on the cotton crop, show ing by its figures and estimates that the entire crop is 5,018,203 bales. Accord ing to this, there is now less than 400,000 bales on the plantations to come for ward. Importations of English, Irish and Scotch potatoes continue on quite a large scale, and at New York Saturday 3,000 sacks were received. The consignees eaj the Irish product is worth $2 50 per sack here, while the cost on the other side is about 84 shillings per ton. The freight is 20 shillings per ton,- and the duty 15 cents a bushel. , A leading dealer says that but for these contributions from our foreign relations the price in this market would now be at a very extravagant figure, owing to the partial failure of the crop. Scotch potatoes are preferred for shipping to the South, as they are less liable to decay, and are brought to this country in good condition. : . ; Administrator-s Notice. - Having qualified as administrator on the estate of the late Joseph H. Irwin, on the 7th day of January, 1882. 1 hereby notify all persons in debted to said estate to come forward and settle, and those having claims against said estate are hereby notified to present the Bame for payment on or before the 15th day of January,' 1883, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their re covery. ' i f E. A. IRWIN, Jan. 18, 1882. 6wpd Administrator Hargraves & Wilhelm. NEW GOODS. Our Fall Stock is now complete, and the hand somest and cheapest ever offered in this market. It embraces a full line of Silks, Satins and 8uraha, in all shades and qualities. Our Stock of Dress Goods and Dress Trim mings is the most varied and attractive ever seen in this city. Cloaks, Dolmans, Ulsters, Walking Jackets, and Children's Cloaks, in all qualities and shades. Shawls, Balmorals, Repel ant 8, Cloakings, Oil Cretonnes, Worsted Fringes, to match. Velvets, Velveteens, Plush, &c. A complete line of Flannels, Cassimeres, Da masks and Towels. A large assortment of Ladies' and Gents' Neck wear. We have an immense stock of Boots, Shoes, Hats and Clothing, That we are selling at .extremely low prices. All we ask the public and our patrons is to give our stock a careful inspection. They will find the greatest variety and cheapest stock of Goods ever shown in this place. We will save you money by calling to see us. All-wool Plain Black Bunting at 15 cents. HARGRAVES & WILHELM. Sept 30, 1881. OUR SECOND STOCK This season has just been, received, and we ask a thorough examination of the same before you make your purchases. We will, at the very low est market prices, satisfy all your wants in Plaids, Sheetings, Tickings, Calicoes, Ginghams, Cotton and Woolen Flannels, Table Damask and Napkins, Dress Goods and Trimmings, Buttons, Hosiery, Gloves, Valises, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes and Clothing. We have a large lot of Cloaks that we are selliDg at a great sacrifice. We sell the best Corset in the world; if it breaks with &ix months' ordinary wear we will give you ten dollars. Ask for Warner's Coralfne Corset We have a bargain counter for Dress Goods, on which will be found goods at 25 cents per yard worth 50 cents. An examination of our Stock will convince you that all we say is true. T. L. 8EIGLE & CO. Dec. 9, 1881. " OUR STOCK OF Ready-Made Clothing Is large and cheap, and we want our friends to call and examine it. ' We keep a good line of PANTS GOODS. Also, a good line of Shirts, . Laundried - and unlatmdried. The ladies will find a good, stock of Dress Goods, Dresa Trimmings, Laces, Embroideries, Hosiery, Gloves, WHITE GOODS And everything wanted in oar line. We Earnestly desire all of our old friends to continue with ns this year, and we hope to add many new ones to our list ALEXANDER & HARRIS. Jan. 13. 1882. CONFECTIONERY 'r" J- : ash ' Fruit Store, TRADE STREET, CHARLOTTE, N.C. Not being able to secure a page whereon to publish a list of my stock, compels me to con dense and give only a few items, assuring the public I can supply everything in the line. Fruit from the Torrid and Frigid, Nuts from the Arctic and Antarctic, Candies from the North and South Temperate, Jellies that sparkle in a tempting manner, Brandy Peaches that do not intoxicate, Canned Goods from every clime. Groceries a full assortment of Plain and- Fancy. I am prepared to furnish the freshest and nicest Bread and Cakes of all kinds. Parties and weddings supplied at reasonable rates. uau at the store and nnisn the list U. 8. HOLTONr Jan. 27, 1882.