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CHARLOTTE. N. C.
Correspondence of Vie Cftarlotte JIome-Demoerat.
Burning of the Old Caldwell-Swain Resi
dence at Chapel Eill.
University of N. C, Jan 3, 1887.
Many of your reauers recollect the
Swain house bore, and will regret to learo
that it was burned on Christmas day.
Jast after dinner its occupant, Prot.
Hume, was startled by the cry of fire,
raised by a servant who bad carelessley
left some hot ashes where she had been
often forbidden to place them. No house
in North Carolina bad a more remarkable
life and history.. Built, in part, 75 years
ago, by Mrs Hooper, when she came to
Chapel Hill to educate her sons, it was
enlarged when she became the wife of Dr.
Caldwell. It has sheltered three Presi
dents of the University and been the
home of five of its Professors. It has en
tertained three Presidents of the United
States, Polk, Buchanan and Johnston;
and one Secretary of State, Seward. It
has extended hospitality to an Archbishop
of the Catholic Church, and to several
Bishops of various branches of the Pro
testant Church. It has greeted soldiers,
Privates and Generals of the Revolution,
and of the Secession, both Confederate
and Union, renowned Judges and great
lawyers and famous Divines, and learned
Senators have sat within its walls. Wo
men of wit and beauty have adorned its
parlors. Stadents ot the University, by
the thousand, have been familiar with its
appearance. It has been the scene of the
God of our fathers, and of the deoorous
festivities of our fellow men. What se
crets ol consultation for the welfare of
the University by Trustees and by Facul
ty, have been entrusted to its care.
But the new is crowding out the old.
New Soiences, new Religions, new Poli
tics, new Literature, new Trades, new
Manufactures, new Transportations, have
arisen in the places of the old. So Dr.
Caldwell's old homo has disappeared that
new homes, whence new doctrines and
new discipline may emanate, will appear
in its stead. The word for life and pro
gress is, "Bid the children of Israel that
they go forward." X.
The U. S. Supreme Court Judges.
The Washington correspondent of the
Baltimore Sun says: "The report of the
very serious illness of Mr. Justice Wood,
of the U. S. Supremo Court, who some
weeks since left Wa.shinton for Los
Angelos, California, with the hope of- re
cuperating his health, still lacks confirma
tion. The report, however, is not a sur
prise to Justice Woods's associates on the
benob. They did not anticipate that he
wonld ever be able to resume his seat
with thCm, as he has been rapidly failing
for more than a year past. When Ex
Go v. Iloadljr, of Ohio, was here recently,
trying some cases before the Court, the
probability of the death of Judge Woods
was discussed, and it was suggested that
Gov, Iloadly would be a good man to re
ceive the appointment in the event of a
vaoancy. Mr, Iloadly said it was painful
to him to have his name mentioned in
this connection ; that he and Judge
Woods had been intimate friends from
boyhood and he could not bring himself to
contemplate any such contingency. He
said further that should Judge Woods
die, the place by every rule of right and
propriety should goto some eminent Dem
ocratic lawyer of the South. In this
opinion Gov. Iloadly is unquestionably
.correct. The South has not since the war
had any representative on the U. S. Su
preme Bench, for although at the lime of
Judge Wooda's appointment it was claim
ad that it should be considered as from the
South, as his appointment was credited to
Alabama the fact was that he was an
Ohio man, and had only resided in Ala
bama after his appointment to a judicial
position in that State. As a matter of
justice the South should oertaioly have at
least two appointments in the IT. S. Su
preme Conrt, and undoubtedly the place
of Judge Woods, if it becomes vaoant,
should be filled by a representative from
The Earthquake on August 31st.
The Charleston News and Courier pub
lishes the following :
"A brief telegram was published a
month or two ago announcing that a se
vere earthquake had been felt in the
Friendly Islands about the time of the
great shook which inflicted so muoh dam
age In Charleston and vicinity. Full par
ticulars of the experience of our antipodes
on that occasion has not been given to
tha public in this quarter of the world,
but a recently published statement in the
St. James Gazette, of London, shows that
it was most frightful and was accompan
ied by disturbances which were happily
absent in our case.
"The outbreak in the Friendly or Ton
gan group occurred in Ninafu, one of the
northernmost isles of the number included
in the group, and was heralded by a suc
cession of violent earthquakes, which con
tinued almost without intermission . for
twenty four hours, a terrific tempest of
lightning and thunder raging all the time.
The shocks being of unusual force, the ai
frighted islanders fled, Irom their homes
. oa the coast to the western side of the is
land, and there tremblingly watched the
course of events. On August 31, at the
end of the twenty-four hours, the shore of
a lake on the island was riven asunder,
and a vast volume of flame burst forth to
tha height of fully 2,000 feet, as estimsted
. by tha height of the mouotains in the
back-ground. The eruption continued
for ten days, and earthquake shocks were
felt almost hourly until September 10.
" "It is worthy of note that .the volcanio
outburst on Ninafa Island occurred on
tha same day as the most severe shook at
- Charleston, and also that in the period
mentioned, from August 31 to September
10, twenty distinct shocks were felt at
Charleston, besides many tremors of
whioh little account was taken."
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A Snakk Among the Bananas. Hen
ry Wallace was unloading some bananas
in Colombia, S. C, which bad been ship
ped from Cuba via Charleston. Feeling a
Eain in bis hand, he drew it away from a
unoh of fruit, and hanging to the end of
a finger he found a snake eighteen inches
long, somewhat resembling a ground rat
tler. The reptile bad embedded its fang
so deeply in the man's finger that it was
with difficulty it was shaken off. Wal
lace's arm begin to swell, and medical aid
was summoned. The poisoned nun went
into convulsions and raved like a lunatic.
He ia now quiet, and is expected to re
cover. 137" There will be four eclipses this
year two of the aan and two of tha moon,
bat only ona of these, a partial eclipse of
' tha moon, en Febuarv 8th. will be viaihU
Immigration to N. C.
We have received the annual report of
Cant. John T. Patrick. General Agent of
the North Carolina Board of Immigration
for 1886. It is a carefully prepared paper
and is a document showing the interest
which is everywhere being taken in regard
to the possibilities of our State, and of the
wav in which our almost illimitable re
sources are being developed by the aid of
Northern capital and enterprise. Capt.
Patrick is doint? an immense amount of
good work in awakening an interest
among Northern people regarding the de
sirability of North Carolina as a place in
which to seek a congenial home or to in
vest capital, with a sure prospect of a
profitable return. To show in a measure
the interest now taken in North Carolina,
we make the following brief extract from
"Knowing that North Carolinians want
direct information of actual work accom
plished, we give a few figures showing the
recent cash investments made in the State
by persons coming from other States. This
is only a small part of what has been done
for the State, but we desire to quote re
sults where the money went into the
hands of the agricultural classes:
Investment for farm lands $189,600
Investment for manufacturing
Investment for mining property 110,000
Investment for town property 20,000
This money is brought from outside the
State, placed into the hands of North Caro
linians who have to pay, if they desire to
borrow, and receive, if they desire to loan,
8 per cent, intetest. At this rate the
above amount is worth each year to our
home people 140.168.
Some Protection against Agrarianism.
The political status of Rhode Island is
that of a close corporation. It is the only
State in the Union which requires a per
son to be a property holder, as a condi
tion precedent to being privileged to vote.
The amount of property it is necessary to
have to become a voter is not large. Na
tive or naturalized citizens must be pos
sessed of a freehold of one hundred and
thirty-four dollars in value or renting for
neven dollars a year. While this, however,
is absolute as respects naturalized citizens,
native born citizens may vote without
any property qualification if they have re
sided ia the State six months, have been
registered, and have within a year paid
taxes to the amount of one dollar or serv
ed one day in the militia. But no person
can vote upon any proposition to impose
a tax or lor the expenditure of money in
any town or city, unless he shall have
paid, within a year, a tax upon hi pro
perty therein, valued at a hundred and
thirty-lour dollars at least. So that evt-n
native born citizens, to be fall voters,
must pay a tax equivalent to a certain
specified amount of property, while nat
uralized citizens who are not freeholders,
are excluded from voting altogether. It
is evident that this law prevents large
numbers of workingmen from having the
privilege of the suffrage, for it is tbiselfss
of citizens, living on daily wages, and of
ten obliged to shift from one place to an
other in search of works, which is greatly
too poor, or which finds it inconvenient to
hold even a small amount of freehold pro
perty. The disfranchisement falls most
heavily on the Democrats, the bulk of
whom are laboring people, and it is
through the operation of this law that
Republicans have entrenched themselves
in power in Rhode Island. Latterly, how
ever, the result has not answered expec
tations. Great difficulty has been found
in persuading the poorer voters to enter
their names on tne register, which they
cannot do until they present receipts
showing they have paid one dollar during
the preceeding year in taxes.
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Now that the Morrison bill is out of the
way, it can be seen, as it could have been
seen before, that the revision of the tariff
can be effected by the friends of protec
tion only, and not by its enemies. What
ever be the truth of political economy, it
is clear that protection is a domidant idea
of this country. The protectionists are in
the majority and the free traders are in
the minority. It stands to reason, then,
that whatever alteration is to be made in
the tariff muBt be the work of the protec
tionists. If the Democrats control ing the organ
ization of the House of Representatives
are prevented by their economic convic
tions from considering the question n that
light, it cannot be considered at all. But
there is plenty of other and more impor
tant work to be done by this Congress.
JV. Y. Sun.
Tub National Capitoi. at Washing
ton. It may be an item of interest to
know what the grandest building in the
world cost. Air. Thatcher, of the Capitol
law library, who is preparing a statement
of the cost of the Capitol building, says
the cost of constructing to August 1st,
1814, was $787,163; cost of old wing and
constructing center, $1,614,240; construc
tion of new wings, $8,805,332; new dome.
$926,290; repairs and improvements,
$968,224; water from Smith's spring, $55,
949; purchase of squares, $687,088 and
$284,195; improvements of the ground, $1,
596,725; marble terrace, $200,003; a total
of a little over $15,000,000.
t3ST" Great destitution is reported in
one district of Texas that of which
Albany is the center. The judges of
twenty counties say that 30,000 persons
are suffering for the necessaries of life;
This is due to along-continued and terri
bly severe drought which has ruined
everything and has now finally introduced
a species of dry rot among the horses and
cattle that have not died from want of
food and water. The condition of things
is so serious indeed for man as well a
beast, that it is said unless something by
way of relief is speedily done the afflicted
district will become a vast cemetery.
S3T Now when farmers are repairing
the barns and stable, and preparing to
make their stock comfortable during the
cold weather, they would do well to erect
a temporary shed to cover their stable
manure. A cheap, temporary abed will
save muoh hard work in getting out ma
nure in the spring, and save many of its
There is a bill before the Senate
that will open wile the-flood gates of
fraud. It is another pension bill. Nurses
and persons not enlisted, are to be pension
ed and pensions are to be increased in
amount. By this great dragnet bum
mers and their sisters and cousins , and
aunta are to be fed at the public crib.
Demagogism has control of the country
and especially of Congress.
t2F In closing up the' best year's bnsi
ness it has ever had. the Landmark pre
sents its compliments to every one 'who
reads these lir.es. and wishes for him or
her. as the case may be, a Merry Christ
mas. With malice towards none and with
charity for all, its editor will sit down to
his own Christmas turkey with gratitude
to God and good will to men. Statesville
Landmark, Dec. 23rd.
That's the way for a good man and a man
with a clear conscience to Wlk.J
S3f Judge GuJger held his last court,
has retired from the bench aud has set
tied at Waynesville, his home, to practice
law. Capt. Jas. H. Merrimon, ol Bun
combe, succeeds him as judge of the
twelfth district. The Waynesville News
says that Judge Gudger, during bis ju
dicial career, held court in every county
in' the State except Durham.
Col. A. B. Andrews. It gives us
great pleasure to announce that Col. A. B.
Andrews was elected third vice-president
of the Richmoud & Danville Railroad
Company. This is not only a tribute to
the personal worth of Col. Andrews and to
his efficiency and reputation as a railroad
man. but also to the state ol North Caro
lina, of which he is a prominent and influ
ential citizen It is to the credit of the
Richmond & Danville Railroad Company,
which controls many miles of road in
North Carolina, that it has recognized the
claims of a citizen of the state to a share
in the management of the corporation.
We are sure that whatever will conduce
to the welfare and prosperity'of the state,
and uarticularlv to the welfare of the
North Carolina Railroad Company, in
which the state is largely interested, will
at all limes and under all circumstances,
find a safe and certain promoter in Col.
Andrews, who lit above all things else a
true and patriotic North Carolinian.
Elf We met an unusually intelligent
gentleman on the cars and he said of Maj.
Peter M. Hale, that he was the best quali
fied man that had ever been State priuter
and was the only man iu North Carolina
who was qualified to-do the proof-i easing.
To all of which we heartily agreed, be
cause he is the only man who has the
scholarship and mechanical knowledge
necessary. If the Legislature intends to
have the publru work thoroughly done
Maj. Hale will be unanimously elected.
The gentleman referred to has had expe
rience in book proof-reading in which
technicalities abound (as in the S ate
printing) and is a man of classical attain
ments. Wiltninaton Star.
JSf" Gov. Scales ha9 offered a reward
of $400 for the arrest of Walter L. Bing
ham, the deaf mute murderer ot Miss Liz
zie Turlington, on Dec. 17, near Cary in
Wake county. Bingham is eix feet in
height, of dark complexion, has a deform
ed or broken nose, is well educated and
i5F" The Salisbury Watchman says:
Hon. J. S. Henderson has recently had an
operatiou performed on one of his eyes,
from which he has been suffering for some
time. His friends will be glad to know
that he has found relief.
Col. J. Turner forehead. Presi
dent of the North Carolina Midland Rail
road, has called a meeting of the corpora
tions and individuals who are stockholders
in the road and reside in North Carolina,
to be held at Raleigh, N. C, on Tuesday,
January 11, 1887.
Master William A. Carter, of
Statesville, was the successful candidate
in ih-i competitive examination for Con
gressman Henderson's West Point Cadet
ship. Rev. Mr. Murdoch, one of the ex
amining board, speaks very highly of Mr.
Carter, predicting his graduating from
West Point with honors. Rowan, Cataw
ba and Iredell were represented by the
applicants. Salisbury Watchman.
The directors of the Wilmington
& Weldon Railroad Company have de
clared a dividend of four per cent, on the
capital stock of the Company, payable on
and alter the 15th inst.
Of Reduced rates have been secured
over the railroads fort he bene fit of those
who will attendihe Farmers convention
in Raleigh January 18th. Tickets will
be issued at 2 cents per mile or about one
fare for both ways. The round trip rates
will be from Asheville $7; Charlotte
$4.75; Salem, $3.50; Greensboro, $3.
Hog Cuolkba. Capt. James Crawford
of this vicinity, has sustained a heavy loss
in hogs by cholera, and the disease is still
diminishing bis herd. "Copperas, char
coal, wood-ashes aud turpentine are to
some extent worm destroyers, and may
be given to either growing or fattening
hogs," says a writer in the N. C. Farmer.
The hog cholera is believed to be caused
by worms or parasites, and anything that
will destroy them without injury to the
hogs may be given. Salisbury Watch
Negro Turning White. We have re
cently noticed two instances of negroes
changing color, one in Boston the other in
Maryland. North Carolina offers a paral
lel. Sheriff Welch of Swain, informs that
Davie Johnson, a negro living on Ocona
luftee river in Swain county, has been
gradually turning white for the past ten
years. He was born a slave, is a full
blooded African, was fully black, and is
about fifty five years old. About ten
years ago white splotches began to appear
on his shoulders, and have extended large
ly over his person, appearing however on
ly on parts covered by his clothing, the
face and hands retaining the original ool
or. The discoloration if it may be called
such, is of healthy hue, with the transpa
rency of the white man's skin, and show
ing the action of the blood. Johnson has
been all his life a perfectly healthy man,
and his transformation is not associated
with disease, unless that change itself is
disease. Asheville Citizen.
The Military BUI and Clod Weather
in the TPesr. Ashevillk, N. C, Jan. ! 3.
Adjutant-Gen. Jones has received 'of
ficial information of the passage of the
military bill, known as the Se well bill,
through the House by a vote of 198 to 49.
The appropriation was fixed by the Sen
ate at 96U J,uoo and by the House at $400.-
000. A conference committee will be an.
pointed which is confidently expected: to
report in favor of the larger sum. The
mercury was four degrees below zero at
sunrise this morning. ,
Ex Senator Thurmao, "of Ohio,) is
seventy-two years old, worth $100,000,
and frankly admits that he would like' to
be President. He is making $20,000 a
j ear, it is said, as legal adviser, to his
professional brethren, who visit Colum
bus from all parts of the slate to. consult
him. His fee in such cases is never ' lees
N. C. Supreme Court Decision. .
Previous to the.' Christmas ) Holidays
opinions icfithe following cases wer$ filed:
Jones vs Western U Katlroad; - no
error. Simnson vs Houston; appeal re
instated. Summers vs Reynolds ; noti
fied and reference ordered: - l-aiem vs
White: affirmed. State vs Smith; appeal
dismissed. Olive vs Olive: no error.
State vs Richard Thomsoo; no error. A,
T fc O Railroad Co vs Parifoy; no error.
Campbell vs White; no error. Owen vs
Phelps; no error. Morrison vs Watson;
And last week the following opinions
Young vs Kennedy; no error. State
it: w . -. it j . ....
vs xaiues; no error, oiiie uBuiiii, uw
error. Herren vs Rich; error.- Clements
vs Rogers; error. State vs " Garland;
error. Wiley vs Logan; referred. Pen
niman vs Daniel; no tror. Magee vs
Blaokenship; no error. State vs Jones;
error. Eccles va Timmons; no error,
Brooks vs Austin; no error. W bitsou vs
Railroad; no error. Maxwell ve Blair;
no error. Oxford vs White; error. Fitz
gerald vs Sbelton; error. " Morgan vs
Smith; no error; Dobson vs Simouton; no
error. State vs Western N C Railroad;
no error. Hioes & Battle vs Wilmington
& Weldon Railroad; two cases; error in
one and no error in the other. MlGwigan
vs Wilmington fc Weldon K K; error.
Ross vs Rich'moifd & Danville. R R; af
Digest of Decisions.
Baxter vs Wilson. 1. A challenge to a
juror must be made before the jury is
empaneled, and it not made in apt time, it
ib a matter in the discretion ot the trial
Judge whether he will set aside the
2. So where one of the jurors was re
lated to the piaintin, but no objection was
made on this ground until after verdict,
the refusal of the trial judge to set aside
the verdict cannot be assigned as error on
3. As a general rule, natural objects
called for in a deed will govern course and
distance, but there are exceptions to the
rule, one of which is, where it can be prov
ed that a una was actually run and mark
ed and a corner made, such line will be
taken as the true one, although the .deed
calls tor a naturaj object, not reached by
4. Ordinarily, the number of acres con
tained in a deed constitutes no part of the
description, but where the description is
doubtful, it may have weight as a ciroum
stance in aid ot the description, and in
some cases, in the absence of otherdefinite
descriptions, it may have a controlling ef
lect. 5. Where the judgment was rendered
in the superior court against three defend
ants, only one of whom appealed, the Su
preme Court, upon affirming the judg
ment, will remand the case, in order that
the judgment may be enforoed against all
of the defendant.
Hammerslaugh'and others vs. Farrior.
1. The statute iu regard to the verifica
tion of pleadings contemplates only two
cases, iu which the affidavit may be made
by the attorney: One, when the aotion
is founded upon a written instrument for
the payment of money only, and such in
strument is in the possession of the attor
ney; and the other, when the material al
legations are within the personal knowl
edge of the attorney.
2. Where a verification to a complaint
stated that it was made by the attorney
because the plaintiffs were non-residents,
and that his means of knowledge were de
rived from an affidavit of the plaintiff and
from admissions made to him by the de
fendant, but did not stale that the mate
rial allegations were within his personal
knowledge; it was hefd, to be insufficient
and the defendant had the right to file an
3. A judgment by default final cannot
be rendered unless the complaint is veri
fied. Woodhouse vs. Cain. 1. The statute
of the United States, (Rev. Stats., section
4282), does not relieve the owner of a ves
sel from the consequences of his own neg
ligence, but only from that of his employ
ees and servants.
2. Navigation upon a sound of limited
area, lying entirely within a state, is in
land navigation, and is not embraced iin
the provisions of the Act of Congress.
Rev. Stats, of the United States, sections
3. Navigation on Currituck Sound , in
this state, is inland navigation.
Braid vs. Lukins. 1. An appeal from
an order era miner or refusing a ne,w trial
a - r i
only lies trom some order or judgment in
voiving a matter ot law or legal interfer
ence; that is, the order of judgment must
be one that involves the question, wheth
er or not a party to the action is entitled
to a new trial as of right,' and as a matter
2. Where an appeal is taken from each
an order, the facts and considerations
which induced the trial .Tadce to errant or
refuse a new trial, should be stated on the
reoord, in order that the appellate court
may see that the judgment is subject to
3. Where the record only shows that
the trial iudse' set the verdict .Rid n1
granted a new trial, without specifying
me iacis or reasons wnicb induced bim to
do SO. and these do not tnnnir with nor.
' . r r 1 " -
tamty, in the record, it will bd presumed
that the new trial was granted in the ex
ercise of the discretionarv nnwnrn vmi p1
m a r - - w wavw
in the trial judge, and the appeal will be
Ballard vs. Williams. 1. The status of
the mortgage relations, after the transfer
ol any interest by the mortgagor to a
intra party cannot be changed to the det
riment oi tne latter, without bis consent.
2. So, the parties to a mortpace cannot
stipulate for a higher rate of interest than
that reserved by the mortgage, nor ean
they incorporate anv additional debt into
the mortgage, nor can they agree that ar
rears ot interest should be converted into
principal money, and bear interest, an
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against puisne encumbrancers, or' other
assignee of the equity of redemption.
3. In applying these rules, a vendor
and a vendee, when the Duroh&ae mohev.
or a portion thereof,-remains unpaid,- ; will
oe regaroea in the same light as - a mort
gagor and mortgagee. : - :
.To Farmers and Merchants.
'3.000 pounds Bine Stone.. '.Wholesale and
Retail - 1 .- : "
., W. M. WILSON A CO ;
Sept 10, 1886. T. . . .. .Prugtfsts
; ' : , "
j Beady-Mixed PalntsJ-1 1 -
Averill Iteadv-Mixed "Paints are consfdered
the best. For sale by ' " ' - ' ' - '
W. M. WIL80N & CO.,
Sept. 10, 1886. Druggists.
The FoiU Harder pf Miss Tarlingtos.
In oar Ust issue fe published t n ac
count of the nnfortenate ride ia a 'baggy
of Miss Turlington and Mr W. L. Bin
ham (both teaf Mutes) from the" Deaf &
Dumb Asylum at Raleigh, into the conn
try, and the missing of Miss Turlington.
The body of Miss Turlington was subse
quently found near Cary. 6 miles from
Raleigh, near the N-C. Railroad track,
where Bingham had murdered and left
herin&h amJj ad
sane before committing the horrible deed,
Here are some accounts of the horrible
Caby, N. C, Dec 24, 1886.
' The body of Miss Turlington was found
this evening about 2 o'clock at a point
about' one mile and a quarter west of
Cary, hear the residence of Mr Wiley
Boughcombe. The body was found by a
negro man named Krank Marsh, in
piece of woods 'about one quarter of
mile south of the North Carolina' Rail
road, and about the same distance irom
the county road leading from Raleigh to
Dai-ham. It was found lying on its back.
with hands crossed od the. breast and one
bullet shot through the head. The body
was lound about one hundred yards from
a path leading oat ol the mam road, and
it seems that the murderer made no effort
to oover up the body.
The place where the body: was found is
bv no- means isolated, houses being in
sight in two directions, and it is a matter
of the greatest surprise that the spot
should be chosen for the commission ol
such a horrible crime. It appears that
Bingham had driven over the road and
through Morrisville, going through that
village at about 12 o'clock, M., and that
he had taken a by-road to the left of the
maiu road, oue mile beyond that place,
making a circle continually to the left
until he reached the main road near Cary
a second time, then turned from the left
of the main road again, going about forty
yards into the woods, when be stopped
and tied bis horse. ibis tact was ascer
tained by the marks made by the horse
in stamping his fore feet. The hat and
reticule of iJiss Turlington were hanging
on the bough of an oak tree at that point
feigns seen here indicate taat tbe young
lady had jumped from tbe buggy ; and
tried to escape. It is presumed that
Bingham shot at her as she ran, missed
bur and then jumped from the buggy,
pursued and overtook her, dealt ber some
violent blows on ber left cheek, knocking
her senseless, and then shot her through
the head. The pistol was evidently very
close to her head when fired, her face and
hair being badly scorched by the powder.
Right here were two old rails between
which was a large blood stain. From
here she was dragged for about fifty yards
further into tbe woods as was evidenced
from the particles of fur from her cloak.
having been cought by tbe twigs and
brush between the spot and the place she
When found the 3.uff on her right
was pulled down over her band and was
stained with blood, indicating that she
had thrown her hand to her bead when
the iatal shot -was fired. Her muff was
near her left side. There were four rings
on her fingers and a necklace .arouud her
neck. Her clothing had not been torn
and was in good order. A part of her
hair bad fallen down and had apparently
oeeu puanea into tne con Dy some one
after she bad been killed. She seemed to
have been carefully laid out, being on her
back, her bands carefully placed upon ber
breast and the body lying upon a slight
incline, the bead being on tbe higher por
tion and towards the North. It would
seem from the careful arrangement of the
body that the maddened and frenzid lover
after having committed the horrible crime
realized his inexpressible inhumanity and
bad as a last and forever lasting farewell
to the woman he loved best on earth, be
stowed every tender caress and token of
love upon her that was lest in his power.
Another account says:
"Buzzards had eaten oat her eyes and
tongue, lbe rest of lam body was just as
in life, save that the' forehead was purple
with bruises and there was a deep stab
under tbe right ear. In the side of the
bead, back ot and above tbe ear -was a
bullet bole, in whioh a portion of the brain
was visible. Beside ber lay her muff.
On her hands, whioh were crossed on ber
breast, were four rings," one ber engage
ment ring, given her by Bingham. There
was intense excitement among the people
who gathered. The scene was utterly
horrible. The head was nearly that of a
skeleton. The gaiters were that of a
woman in life. She wore . a navy blue
dress, black' cloak, trimmed with black fur
and her muff of same fut lay beside her.
attached to her oloak by a red cord. The
story of Bingham s horrible crime was re-,
vealed to the imagination. He had driven
to Morrisville with the girl and had gone
to tbe left of that plaoe by a road which
led him into the Hillsboro road. He fol
lowed' the latter road back until it took
bim within four hundred yards of the
scene of the murder. He had then driven
up an obscure road to the scene and had
pulled the girl oat of the buggy, She
had tried to escape. He had shot her and
then dragged her body to the place where
it lay. Afterwards he had driven to Mor
risville by the road along which he had
first gone with ber and so on to Durham."
The Murderer Bingham.
The following correspondence will be
read with interest. Rev. C. T. Bailey.
one of the best editors in the State- and a
leading member of 'the Baptist Church
wrote Dr. J&ugene Urissom, Superintend
ent of the North Carolina Insane Asy
lum, the following letter:
"I see in the secular press the manifes
tation of disposition oo the part of cer
tain persons of influence to manufacture a
publio sentiment, in favor of Bingham, the
murderer of Miss Turlington, oo a plea - of
insanity. This is to be regretted, both
for tbe cause ol justioe aud on account of
the recent experience the State-has had in
tbe escape' of a number of the vilest crimi
nals who ever disgraced the State. The
people of North Carolina ere tired of this,
and are watching with especial interest
the steps taken by their officers in. the
present -ease. Unless our courts are more
prompt and oertain in tbe pnnuhment ! of
criminals the people,, dow to aome extent
bating lost eonndettce in the execution; of
the laws, will take matters of this sort in
to their own Lands' nor can I (as one who
holds dear' the best interests of his fellow
men) blame them... I trust that onr high
est authority o qaestioins of -insanity,
wUl not in any way lend your influence to
such a plea on the part of Bingham..- i
Dr. Griasoni, : to ' reply to tbias letter
oaya: . . ' ?.
" wr fully appreciate and sympathize with
your general views about the crime and
.l. " t w. .nlti bv all aorta
Bttbterfngea.; While IHbink we should
ihrnarihamVntlB nf itharitv and' nroteo-
tin around thote whSse treason is -really
dethroned,, w&jiaoul&suara againsi aa
nal and forgets tbe victim, i ne ueana
the virtuous are every aay wrung at.
iiikitinn in nnr midst of that sad
sinful philosophy which seems to have
been transferred irom tne stage w
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Barnett & Bethune, .
(Successors to Barnett & Alexander) j
Dealers in 1 .
HEAVY AND FANCY GROCERIES,
Keep everything in the way of Family Supplies,
such as Sugars, Green and Fresh Roasted Coffees,
Oreen and Black Teas, Molasses, 8yrups, Flour,
Meal, Rice, Grits, Oat Meal, Barley. Bacon,
Breakfast Bacon, Hams, Smoked Beef and Beef
Tongues, Toilet and Laundry Soaps, Starch,
uanncu jrruits. meats ana vegetables.
Goods in Glass, such as Pickles. Sauces. Salad
Dressing, Catsup, Flavoring Extracts. OU-reB.
unve uii, jellies, tr reserves, and in fact every
thing usually found in a first-class Grocery.
Our Motto, "Lowest prices consistent with the
two requisites, Good (Quality and Honest Quan
tity." Come and see us.
BARNETT & BETHUNE.
Aug. 6, 1886. y
ELIAS T COHEN
Have just received a large Stock of
Carpets and Rugs.
As we intend to make a specialty of this line
of our business, purchasers would find it to their
advantage to call and examine our stock before
ELIAS & COHEN.
Sept 24, 1886.
Bread, Cakes and Pies
Of every description. Hot Rolls every even
S M HOWELL'S BAKERY.
Sept. 17, 1886. Trade Strtet
We hare on hand ACTD PHnspniTK r,
FAKHJSK o FK1EJND GUANO.
SPRINGS & BURWELL
Oct. 1, 1886.
To snnnlv a. nml Inns rlt Vio- ha fnA i
DAnMa:nM wt . i 1 m ...
keen constantly in atonic ' n'fnll tin f siTRnT.
CAL INSTRUMENTS, which we warrant
we RrA ftiftfa nrpntrMi tr tvivA ii
a-v waay auu Oil UIS-
wubw ru muj vi me xiew z orK instrument umia
R. H. JORDAN & CO.,
Nov. 13, 1885. Druggists, Springs' Corner,
Reduction in Prices.
Wiitkowsky & Barucb,
CHARLOTTE, N. C, ;
Call the Attention
V - ..OF ' '
To the REDUCTIONS they have made in: j
Carpets, ,gA.,M i
curtains, and .
Blouse Furnishing Goods.
TOO Will BAVe moncv Tiv InvMlinrr In tKoaa
Goods now. We are in receipt of new skip
meats daily. j
WITTKOWSKY & BARUCIJ.
Aug. 27. 1886. j
Notice of Application to Amend
NottM ! herehv rin that an anr1latlA. .it1
be made to the next General Assembly of North
Carolina to an end tha Chart nf tho Rht..
Point Land Company. j
ot. 19, 48897 w
Nqtlce of Application to Amend
af W A aaL i
Notice ia neivbv-o'imi. ikit.n :i
J Q - " appiiMbluu will
be made to the next General Assembly to amend
le .(?rt,er of -The Biddle University, ratified
the 10th day of February, 1877, and amendments
rrtt i '
.ine iouowinjr is tbe comparative (
statement for the wtek endioi? n. tt(
Net receipts at-U. S. ports,
Total receipt) to date,
Exports for the week,
Total exports to date,
Stock at all U. 8. ports;
Stock at all interior towns.
stock at Liverpool,
Stock of American afloat for
' Great Britain,
Total Receipts at all American p.
since Septrist, 1886.
THa fnllowiricr are the tntal ...
of cotton at all United. States u,?1
since September 1st, 1886: 6aWL,,,
.580,281 bales. New Orlesns 1 iisSf
Mobile 158,097, Savannah 655,77i 5
mington 115,664, Charleston 324,189 v
folk 399,519, Baltimore 34,301,
--- -- "auviDQ. 1.
126, West Point 168,038, Brunswick ?l
681, x-ort iwyai rensaoolaor
Total Yisible Supply of Cotton.
New York, Jan'. 3. The total Yij.
ble. supply of cotton for the world u
3,224,861 bales, of which 2,826,361 i
American, against 3,058,726 and 2 745.
626 respectively last year; receipts ftl,
interior towns 248,008; receipts from pin.
tations 246,649. Crop in sight 4,577,669,
The undershrned will write Policies on Gh.
Houses and contents in Mecklenburg and the
adjoining counties. -
, DRAYTON & CO., Agents,
Oflice on Trade street over R. M. White's Whole
sale Grocery Store.
Sept. 3, 1886. 8mpd
By MB3. MULKEY & Mrs. CARTER,
(her Mr Davis' Grocery Store, near the City BX,
V Tryon street.
We liAve returned to Charlotte, and r lno.t.j
" - v4itCU
aliMv uan nrpnnreri tr An DR-RSS.M 1
in the latest styles. Satisfaction guaranteed.
A share of the public patronage ia solicited
and especially from our former customers.
MBS. 31. j. BivurLtax,
Mrs. MARGARET C. CARTER
Sept. 3,1886. 6m
Fall. 1886. FalL
MERCHANT TAILOR, Charlotte, 2T.C,
Informs his friends and customers and the pub
lie at large that his Stock of fine W00LM8
has arrived, and requests all those in want of
well made and good fitting Clothes to call earlr
and make selections while a choice can be had.
Dress Suits and Wedding Outfits s
Sept. 3, 18HU. ly
Oats, Rye, &c.
We are receiving the finest varieties of North-
em Seed Wheat. Also, genuine Winter Oau,
Of a variety. Corbin Disc, Thomas and Acme
The most successful COTTON SEED
CRUSHER made, and the lowest price.
Tennessee Wagons, Buggies, Ilarnesa, tc.
Prices reduced to the lowest figures. Ours it
strictly an Implement, Seed, and Wagon House,
and anything in ourtine can be bad of us.
. J. G. SHANNONHOUSE & CO.
Oct. 8, 1886.
HOW WILL THEY SUIT?
The following will be desirable for Christmas
Purchases: Se&l Plush Jackets. Handsome Silk
and Astrachan Yisites, Cloth and Aatrachan
Jackets, Jersey Cloth, Newmarkets.
I am offering inducements to Cloak Purchasers,
certain lines of Wraps at cost, others below cost,
ana all at reduced prices.
In all styles from 5 cenU to $3 each. Handsome
line or oiovep, especially for the Holiday trade.
QenU' Scarfs. Scarf Pins., Cuff Buttons. Bilk
Kerchiefs, Neck Mufflers, Embroidered Slippers
and Handsome Umbrellas.
LACE CURTAINS bv the Dair from $1.50 to
$8 50. Raw Silk Curtains. Handsome Blankets,
Crib Blankets. Tea Cloths and Rugs.
T. L. SEIGLK.
Dec. 24, 1886.
N O. Molasses, Raisins, &c.
Just in. new rrnn New Orleans Molasses.
Also, new crop Raisins, Citron, Currants tod
S. M. HOWELL 8 BAK.EKX,
Dtc. 3,1886. Trade Street
Flour I Flour!!
We are dealinn- lareelv in Flour of all erades,
buying it direct from the Mills by the Car Load,
and can always give you lowest market prices.
If you want a number one eood Flour, try onr
"Honest" brand. It is always reliable-eveir
SPRINGS & J3URWKLL-
Sept 24, 1886.
THE DAVIS GRAVEL REMEDY.
Safe and sure Cure. Never fails. Try it nd
be convinced. The trade supplied by
Beatties Ford, Lincoln county, N. C
Sold bv W. M. WILSON & CO, Char
lotte, N. C.
Dec. 8, 1886. 3mpd
20 Pieces Colored Satins at 25 cents per yard.
300 Dozeu Buttons at 2 cents per dozen.
100 Children's Kerchiefs at 2 cento each.
One lot of 75 cents Dress Goods, 40 inches
wide, all Wool, at 50 cento per yard.
To Close Oat.
W ti. a foar 'N",rn. -Irof .. an1 VisitCS Ctf
ried over from last season at half price to close.
New Colors ia Felts and Plushes. Look st our
Kid Gloves, 50 cento, 75 cento, $ 1.25, f l-W "
Big Cut jn many Goods.
- HARGRAVES & ALEXANDER,
Dec. 3,1886. Smith Buildm
i - . ' .' AND '
Ladies', Misses and Children's Cloaks in grest
variety. BeauUf ul line or ahort twin-"' -Brocaded
Astrakhans, Plain Astrakhans, bro
caded and Ottoman , Bilks, Beavers, vivr
Ask to see my LEADER DOLMAN at V
a splendid bargain. t
Walking Jackets in great variety; prices -
$250 to $20.
New-Markets in all the new and desiraw
materials from $4 to $40. .
Missei and Children's Cloaks to suit an.
magnificent iine of Underwear gEIGLE.
Oct.-S9,.1888. y f- i .
aU the leading PATENT MEDICINES
for sale by
R. H.xJORDAN A CO.
March 26, 1886.