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CHARLOTTE, 3ST. C.,M:aH.CII 22, 1359,
THOMAS J. HOLTON,
Editok Si pRorRieTOB.
Tu Sorth.Ctrolina Whi will be afforded to tub
,cfiners t TWO DOLLARS in ndvnnce ; TW O j
IK)I.LAK.' Al HIT! I fcMa H payment be
delayed for three month ; nd T11UKK liiil.I.AUS
it tiie end of tliu year. Kopaper will lie discon.
tuned u t I a 1 1 orreurage ;c paid, except lit the
uti .n of the Editor.
Adverliecincnte'iiiaerlcd at One Dollnr per square
(16 linre or lese, tine aiscd lype) for the fir I iuaer.
I.tiii , u nd 'ii cents lor each continuance. Court ad.
.ertieeinont and Salient!' Hules charged UU per
cent higher; and a deduction i l' 3 3 J per cent. will
be mado f-oni the regular prioue, fur advertierr by
the yeur. Adverl.aeiiieiil iisurted monthly or
tuarterly. " iuar for oacli lime. Beiiii.
monthly IS e,"l I"" ""' '" "I'
Person when iiliiig in their advertisement
niB.l mnrk the number lit" inacrtiuua dcaired or.
,iej will be inserted until I'm but and charged oc-cordinjly-
LfTualiiiaatere ' a uthoiiit d to act amenta
T. II. BKEM & CO.,
v iioi.i u.i: .v nin aii. ii:Ai.r.iit
BRITISH, FRENCH k AHERICAN
1)1! Y GOODS,
, ai.ti.t, ii atm, uoi,
t ii. hm. en tiu.oi 'i l., :.
J. A. S0La, J..
1". LrTa-rT Ai riAXina.
HO I ST OA A II II A I i; It
AVE on hand and fr aile. Ticklaa. Pro.
II i.Mn,J .J. Hie. vrup. Ac, Io f..r
C t.Vf I iHx.r l--al ui Ihe I i'.uM llnuae.
HOUSTON 4 HUNTER.
I 4.i 'Kir, Ort. ati, 1848. 3:nf
DF.I.TS! r.F.l.TS!! DFII'S!!!
1 ri )H Mir lloalnii Hall Co ill ill II ) ,
At .Vanuadurcf a' 'nVra :
( AMI I'lIK i.s:
.13) cla. per foot.
" Hr -
..9J " "
atiufacltirrd to ordi
I OSSF.CTISU I lost: of all ni, for trr
r, t.Urtid diiM'l rata (4 .Maa..
il dracripliona at 5. crnla
I t lil.U of
.Way 31, le5.
Paper, Paper, Fsipcr !
K arc imiw rrLriii.p in Sli.rr, aa..rlvd ai,
mtable f..r .Mtrchunta and Drurf lata, ar.d tan
miti 4l tliuft notice aurh diacniition ol rwr
. are ud hy I'rintme IMli.r and Cntloli Ke.
rira. f.io sill llnw a fair pr.ee for the waate o'
J, Y. HRYCK k CO..
Agent or Wticovin Mtli.
Vj, ii, I3JS.
OUIS OF TAN BARK, for
Ii II. r rh wil! be puid.
M. li. TAYLOR.
ifglllK iubTtiI.tr inmrina hia frienda and the
I ML pul.lie r-inT.!' r . that he h.a removed his
up to the old atand of Moore at. Dytrly, under
S. V illmim' Hiorr, on Tiada alieit. where hr
ireo-itcd Iu alt. nd U all orders in his line, lie
Hill i fin aitielea on hand su. Ii aa
F'sldca Cook, Golden Star, Planter's and
o, a gtHK, aortiuriit of
I in llillouu nrr, A i.
I ( wl.irh 1 will aeli chci-i for ( ASM or Coun
I). II. RYKRLY.
J II, 1868. ''If '
3,-100 ACHES OF LAM)
ipt. ji i
U OFFKU forage my Land
I on Clear Crrek and Crooked
Cakaa,' 'reek, known aa the Sum rl
l..nd. It has bran surveyed into thn
f' tract rnntaininf 'i !IOO acres, on 500 aorea
i one acres, all conttguous Io earn oilier,
id Land is well adapted to the rultivntion of not.
corn, wheat and oilier anmll grain, and wi ll
aatm for grain if purpoaia. Il is nearly all
d.and and well.uinlarrrd, within a convenient
'tmcenfthe ( barlotla and Wilniinfloli Hail
"I, and la situated in Ihe (old region between
;1 Hill and the Howie .Mine, (ioid haa already
n di.covrred on that part of the Land known
the I.Htl, ,M,n.
I slM, ff,.r , TU ACT F I.ANI) lyinj
Vork District, M C, on II m Kugar Cieek, join.
Ihe Lands of Ri iter Hpruigs and others, con.
"ma ;t.M K...I I....I I,... I,,..., rniiaiH. r.
f one of the br,t Cotton I'laiiUlioua in York Dis.
p. and there is no better land for com .r w best.
drsired, 1 will divi.lo any of the aforesaid
id to suit purchasers; and Ihe purchaser enn
te Ins own tune to pay the money, provided he
APP;y Io Ine iu Charh.ltr.
W. F. DAVIHSON.
l "i, lj), 4Uf
4 due, owing to the un.li rsicned aa 'I rnaUe.
ff "'ally rrqu.aled Io call and wttle, as il la
ri-rtaiit tlut u,e tri. fuild Xm ...arahulled at ..
4. 'V. ' " Paibl. K. ineinber, induiecne
w. r. myi:rs,
kneW iku aru.we ol Irf-roy s.pringa.
"a IO, 18;b.
II. I). Williams & Co.,
B) 11.11, nits t, :iux I IUi.S,
w noi.cs.tLr n it i;ta i i.
tKE muw receiving a large slock
Slid will huvc weekly addition
aa their salce may require. They
will aeli to the wiiokaale trade at
a amall commission.
Our Termtare CASH r COUTH Y PRODUCE.
We occupy the well know i. aland recently oc.
cupied by T. M. Farrow.
lr OKliLHS attended to promptly and aa low
aa if prcacnt.
II. 1!. WILLIAMS k CO.,
Tradt Slrrtt, 3 ioar$ from lie IVesf Corner.
Cltarlutlt.Jim. tit, Jb58. 47 1 r
fay t firmorjlErKWIIHoilJlinTAINwaa1
Jl. thir nay diaaoWed by mutuiil conaent. All;
prraona iniii inrn io auiii linn are rrqureltd to
come lorv.ard iuimttitatttu and make payment, aa
the buaiiu ta ol Hi
firm tnvtf be rlord.
r. w. ijixkw rni.
W. J. liKITTAI.N.
Jnnt 10, 1858.
AVINU Loujhl the tnliru.ti
iir 1 . C .
S Ulfllt , JI HCll, ftC, ttic5
ill, i Ilnttniii, I .hall cnlmue the bu. 1
, of II. c
I tl.rir old Mniid, In rr I ahull be happy
to mi it lny old frit
and cnli nin.
R. W. RKCKWITH.
June 10. ie.,8.
; J. A. IHI.1 llll'MAts DKURAri'EMlItU.
J. A. ESTES k CO.,
j FA (.-niKS ANI C'03IMISSI(.
fOII the ...U of Cuttnn, Grain, Flour, and all
kllula ol Country rrodui'C.
I Offire. iNurlll At. ml,.: W haryee.Charleatou, 8. 1'.
I i ' Aeror.lii. j to i.e Urina of Ihe Co. partner.
tlnp, e will n.,t arrt ii.iT, dirrclly or inuincl.
ly, in any I'roruce auipprd to our houae.
I Ilrrtansrra O. Mnia. S r. Karrr, Drolhrra A.
I n.. I.iniirjii, So, an A H liil, an, 'I'houiaa J. ('.
i II. M, I lull.. S. C ; C I. U. And.TM,!,, K
! Il.l. Ct.liimbi... H. t .; Thoinua Mcl.ure. Sr., N.
K. K.v... A y. Ii-iunjiit. Cl.r.i. r, S. C; Col K.
Vailr, Cl.M-n.N t ,1.1. I. I). Willi. r.lmvll.J. W.
i Arrv, W. A. I.-.U ... F ,u , Col. h. S. tloe, Ir.
J. li.'llr.n .n, ..rk.ihr.S. C. Dr. ll.pi.oldl, Sal.
j itl-ury, .N . ; i. I.. Diauri, Knoavillr, 'l'epn.
! Juki I. Ifci"). ly
lint-lulle llntnal I'irc lnnir
.litre ('iiiii.-iii v.
UlllS COMPANY conlinma to lake riaka a.
X fmt l..a by rr, on lloura, Oikmi, Pre
dure, ar,it uul r jl. a.
1 J r Office Ulwr.-n I'.rk'a Store and llrawley'a
M. II. TAYLOR, I'rttulrttt.
' C. OVERMAN, rt I'Ttiuitnt.
i K. N YK HUTCHISON, Secy, Tretur.
I Dl rt K TORH.
! MR. TAYLOR, 0. OVERMAN.
I J. L. LKOWN, WM. JOHNSTON,
i F. fCARR, S. T. WRISTON,
! A. C. STEELE.
John L. Rkowm, S. T. Wkiston and A.
C. Stem., F.jrtutirt Committee.
.M-i in, iin. lutf
j f 1l!K untit Tvignril having enlrrrd into Copnrt-
JL nei!i'p f r llw purpoat; of rarryinp on tlia
j Confectionary, Hakcry, Fruit,
Retail Grocery Business
K It'" to call lh attention of Hie cilitena of
t haiioiu and aurrouii-'iiif country to Ih'ir New j
yv-.-don Trsd. Mrcrt.hrtwren llrrin'eand Frank. I
. iiiiisll's. l .s.r:it A l) :n.el's old S''.ii. whr-r '
tliey would be pleased to are all their fri. nda ann '
Vl.rery 2. 18..8.
MOODY &. NIShET.
i.WMi OK ATOM!
rm.riKM. nv l a sivcmu.,
Coiii.oniitlrd pu(lrcl) from (.1 MS,
OIK lip Tll SKST TI K..4TIVK iM I.I S R MR.
Tb. I.Urr to ,
i iu i
ui lf tun thr lxM(it,
m4. mtil, uhnt
-ifii tn fajlitvas ike ttlooiArii
i.rM, Ishmnstm lh Urta
,w.i it: i , rr Vyt)frpilit
mis. ..haifrnrTlr.ii t-mo.ajth
pn.w r...t- uii i hulrra
re-, !,,! i il.t'. m.l nf (Jb
Klt lt llrntlrlir.
iimitfty, r cittt. ik
Vint-! ' hH.4KrvVr
I OH T H'. It .Txarir
o;l Inu; llielr
iLllimmt l lla Ii.
as- 'Us Uaf.r In ii.r nioniH uiih the lnvl
Koit.lo.. noil Ntswllosa liolli I. mrl
TIIB LIVER IN VIGOR ATOR
IS A S. IKSTlSM' Vllt.-tl. .ISI ..1KK. a.ia I.
, -f l.lvrr Complaint
in a r..in,..o
all I.I... .
Il ....a), V V".
t.kl ....a.l. m if T
i.nll .....Hum lilarn
S1NTIII1I) j i
K. SCAUR & CO..
Umrlotte, N C.
Fresh Confectioneries, Fruits,
Tl subscriber respectfully inform the cili.
JL Sena ol Charlotte and surrounding country.
that he haa on hand and is conaiuntly receiving
Iroiil new I nrk,
FA XCY Ca It Of.'KIJ 1 FS CIG A ItS
TOIJACCO. SM'FF. TOYS.
rum worms, noititv iiokm:4,
V li'i-tl', illtiw lVHgoni,
liaira, Woi k..(nnl, A Itiid tii
cf rvrry Mrit:ly.
Aotrmltr 3, IfiP. 4'Jlf
Alao, lie inieniia to niiiiiiiuriiiri-1 A. VIM nl
all kind, Inc from poixuioun coloring unlike tin
Ncw Vo,k hl""m '''fin"1 andy. Call and are.
KSPKC TM'I.faY inform the citizem of
Charlotte and uoTnundinr coontrv, tht
ttH jr lire ojMtniut; in I lit Ktorc J tluoti. from 7. H
lircm t'.. a lrgc ptork of
FANCY fc STAPLE
mty a i; i, ti a .a i i i i. as,
Kartfy 1I title 4' MMTII t.G,
For -! I , Youtha and Suva wear.
It r,ISlvYi Hiwl I J I. 1 . Ii r.TN,
tw Itools, MIol, HATS, pg
TltlW A'-V. Xr.
We will be daily recci.ii g the moat cxlenaive ' paying for it, except ill the interest on the I ttndent o tran-portatiou on the part of the not only constantly observed by myself io
and b.-at aaaortnirnt of thr ubove named (o..iia 1D10ULt It was generally of excellent quali (State? What a commowtsry ou railioad its progress aud completion, but also exam
.nVo, Whether good or bad, however, tD. poHcj and management i. , this , dUquisition ined inspected, measured and received, rcg-
for A. which rnablc. ... to ,, 11 our good 'JO chairman cannot exactly fix it upou me, . of the chairman . I bat difficult thing, ularly and very carctu ly, by a master mc-
nrr rnr re.n.r. AH per.n. wi.l,inK to me l,c ttempts to do. "'cb bas e"gagt!l thoughts and labor cbauic, having more knowledge of his bust-
moi.ry in buyioj g.wda should bear in ii.md not: ... . . . , - . v and years of able men in practice and study, ' ness than any engineer could have, ami
to for.rt t call ..n u. before buying elr here. I . 1 IS UCXl Count 13 lor right Ot way to .Ur. :. vieeD no, of.CI. SUCCP..fu'lv ac , .....oh t,(.,.P, nm.Hh.rl to do this than the
Wholesale buyers, particularly
uld bear it in
In addition to cur large tcck we have al-
filled up i
WHO! Fv 1 1 F "POO
II i 1 V7 lj lyOil 1 1 1 j llVJ J Jl)
rUllr, Kurrmlw 9, lt..
I I III T I I '
VI JlW J 1 IV 1 I
jxr-AHNWKH.ER K. HKOTIlF-nshaveju..
I'L recei,d,.n add, lion io their laree , torn of
r;,K.,l.,. full .upPl. of UIUICI Rll K.
,...... Q. 10..C, .,
S'Uinnfin n I Vmt TrW -
.WUjUUU i0. I 11 llll llttS,
WESTBnOCKS St HENDKHALL,
Vrojinrtou of the W'eit Green Nurseries
!( Gardens, ttear Greensboro, A'. (.'.,
r 'OIT.D very rcapretfiilly rail the attention
V J of tnr ril'iz. i.s of li.e Soulli.-rn Suii s to
liu-ir v. rv huee al..rk of nutive and acclimated
Fruit I rtea, lor the tall and Winter trade,
'1 his lrj;e ami handaoine aaorluiint has been
prop.iji.lrd fiom ihrifly l.cstiiia; trees, and work.
ed upon ihe bet aerdliof stocks, which id a sure
euarantre of fruitfulnrpa and lonjcvily, 9 promi.
rn. irrisncs in orenar.iinff which aoouio
not be overlooked by persons wisIiiiij Io plant or.
chards i itlirr hr mars.-ting or family use. The
stock eoiipists of the following trrrs :
l.'.n.OOtl Apple tree J I0U.0OO Peril trees ; 10,.
(Kill Pear trees; I2,find Apricots; Ill.tKMJ Cluiry ;
12.(100 Plum; SOtMl Neclurme ; 11)00 Almond ;
1000 Quince; 40U0 tirspc Vinea.
Wince a very fine a.oilnient of Curranta
Strs whrrrira, K..al.crrics, t.oosebcrrics, etc., all of
which will be si, I, I on very reasonable terms for
caali or approved pacr.
All packngca put up in superior aiyle, snd a
complete invoice aent Io each patron, and so nr.
ranged that the invoice will he tliu rcgiatrr ot the
orchurd alter the trees are transplanted, if ll.ey
are transplanted aa each one appeara on the liat.
.Mr. T. J. Ilolt.m will net as uE. i.l f..r the fur.
niahing of the people of Al.'ckl.-nburg and nelh.
bering counties wili llie above Fruit Tree and
will uk pleasure in fo.-warding ordera lor the
Ort. 2b 18.-.H.
History of North-Carolina.
3nd volume is now publislud.
braces the period of the Prop
err men I, truiii IbbJ Io 17 jy
U forma a li.inua.noe vo. voluino cf Sill p:igee.
The subsciiplion price was half acuta p.e;
but the price of this Volume is Icfs, any -J 75 iu
cloth hiiidini;, $3 in Library ahe p, and f3 2o in
half r.ilf. It w in. c "l.i) vsi r roa Cash.
Owing to the nttficulty of securing Agents in
many parts of the State, we will lorward it by
mail or otherwise free af ;rfia'rffe, on receipt ol'lhe
price; or both volume, for l-t cloth, 4 50 sheep,
or half calf. j
A litirral discount made to Agents, or others,
who buy to sell again.
E. J. HALE & SON.
FuyrtlrviUt. 1 3.'.tl-r
VIOSK ot my friends who are indebted lo me
by Note or Account, will please unserve mat
I have rrlired from the lrug llusiinaa, at this
pluce, and immrdiule ttttlimtHtt is t..iuMy re
quirrd. My Books aro in the hands of .Mr. J. P. Smith,
no whom persona can call, during my absence,
II. M. PRITCH AU1).
t'Aai lultt, Oct. 2C, 33if
Dr. II. M. Pritehard
.mL. r IKI.D1NO to the
J"- y friends, reapcclfully announ
cea hia deleriuiiialion to rcauuie tho
lri-t Irs l !l'li i-.
lie may be cnnsullc.l nt hia oflioe.
i f'Tlie P"or prcscrihrd for wilhoul charge.
Augutt 31. IBjo. 2oif
Sr. Fisher' Brplf CoMinnrd.
An rpgrda the tatf mcntof Col. Gwjrjrj g
li-tter, I bayo only- toj, the rscollf ciioo of
Ibe chairman, Judee Saundpr Mr. Dortch
ant! myself, (Maj. Rtud I Lave not hcid,) is
very clear, that our consultations with the j than it ought to be, and not thinking it good ted the fuels? He extravagantly lauds the throughout construction, iomui n
chief engineer and ntsimut engineer, were 1 policy to make this .pecd, while the utiunu- chief tugineer on one page; lie places the brick and wood, by the square, ana tba
frequent; and although they failed to re- "er was so hard on the road, and heoyicst ceneure on his conduct upon tho lumber coat kaa than was patu lor a like
conirr.ond any terms, and declined to do so, ! mife'bt endanger tho trains, I reduced the, next. quantity. ......
much to our icrea-d trouble and tmbar-1 for a time. A crooked pathwny requires circumspect If then, the Hotel was needed W it is
rasMnent, they did wlingly acquiesce in our I This xplains the service of the Express walking. C;od pln tnd lis cost ba been on y fair
recommendation as the Lest for closing Train, its policy and n.-ccsMty, we hsd either I The chairman recites the ea-es of men ho is censurable 7 or for what is tbc t.ame f
excd matter. Our Opinion was, I very din- o run one day train connecting no where by who have done work at the shops, and ttalcs I need not tell any one, who nas ever
tinctly recollect, that tbey were very elad 12 hours, or to run altogether at night, or the amounts of their estimate, but has sin-1 traveled over the road, tbat it was dcplora
to get clear of this l atter on these terms ! put on thU Express nerviee. '' gularly overlooked one of tho lurgrst con- I bly needed a moral as well as a phymoal
so easily and so chcaVy. As to the con-1 Aa to its additional co, the chairman tractors of them all, whose work was per- j need-to prevent profane remarks, off.naive
tract, its execution or u ma, I bad notbine ! chose to enquire of the office men, and mas- baps n.ot profitable; bis ncareat neighbors to ear. polite, and ch.tstiau, as ell as
whatever to do -ihh ii. fir. .'.URae was iu U-r mechanic rather than of myelf. This too, Mers. MeKnight and Houston, of the to refresh the physical exhaustion of the
Raleigb and offered Io give the chairman i of " to make out, if possible, that ' town of Greensboro '; ti.eir estimates amount ''fed traveler, ami, in no utuer way uum
any infoimation be wUbcd, acme weeks 8"0, "7 statements conccrnine it were incorrect. ' in the ngeregatc to $31 ,W11 MK They did j thw need be supplied. ,
as I informed the chairman. I These are the facts : For the service of good work and received good pay, and eve. ! 1 he chapman has cxn?3erated tbe cost.
The contractors allege that ibey can show
the work of their construction o have cost
the company less, (throning in at, addition
al cost of repairs so particularly r( utiontd
iu this report,) than any purt of the line,
for the chief reasou that their purnhiise of
iron was the moit fortunately timed of any
The next count iu tho chairman's 1 ill of
indictment againt nie, is as to the I'Vort
This may be briefly despatched. All wood
contracts of 18.00 and oG as well as previ
ously, were made by the engineering corps
who were iu charge of construction and of
rransportnlioii at earu en'l. i he chief cngl -
neer directed and controlled this. As soon
as I was able to understand the condition of
things along the line of 2'.'.'J miles, I stop
ped all contracting for wood ex-eul ut tuch
jHiints as Wire deficient in siijiphj and
liio more than this 1 lixcd the rale at il.Uo
per cord, where formerly Sl'U was paid.
One thing, however, I did do which the
chairman may censure. I found many cases
here large contracts had been promised,!
but no w ritten agreement made at the time
In all such cases where the persons had pre
pared to do the work ou the faith of these
promises, I 01 lered the coutracts to be ex-w
ecuted. It may be gratifying to the chair
man to near now what lie might have learn-
en oil enquiry iruiu me huoiier mat very
:,:.,,... ,Jf,, 1... ,1
I ,.t r.r,. V...nn.l th.. i,,.,,.,vni. i !
Anurews in i.aicigu. i ne memory ot tiie!.ri- . i .,.,, u, , ..j,
treasurer bas been somewhal defective as to
, . i . .
this transaction. It is not true as stated,
that the deed of relinquishment sign-.d by
lAndrcws is iu my possession it ought to
be iu its proper place, but it is true, that
Andrews sicned a deed for riht of way
through one lot. riobody ought to Know
. i- r jo-
I payment Io him was for an ttitireiy different
,p,tce of HIJd. TLe facts are, that the chief '
Lgineer, by my consent agreed wab An- i
, , .n,ii,i. . !
V 4 CO,UU"-""OD 0 damage-
I the assessment was regular.y tnaoe and af-;
guiariy maue aim bi- ,
terw.ras or uccessi.y psiu uy u.. i ne torrn-
V Frc,sld,eUt -b9 tr"'u;tr rT1 UTe 'T
formed the chairman, ,f he had enquired,,
whether bigb assessments at lialeigh or else-,
where were unusual, and what difficulties
inyariably attended such proceedings.
He case of Oen. Irolhnger, at Haw
cr, is next.
This was an act of the board, deemed by
them just and right, of the propriety of
which, as the chairman has enquired into
no connecting circumstance or recoil, t lake
the liberty of saying, be is .Lolly incap.
able of judging justly and truly, lie speaks'
wuu maoiiesi icuorance anu pre uuicc. iu
proof of which 1 take oue siugle sentence
I.a vi vour cninniiii-o l,.nr.i tlm water
j "" ...... re. .put, v.. urn i me ciean woi n.
is of no value being only two miles from registered, which is the last order of the j He is in much perplexity for the con
Graham and four from the shops.'' Judge of board. I tracts of all these men. This was my busi
bis capability to enquire aud pronounce,! The objects, complaints, and observations ' ness, for which I am responsible always,
when I state a faot well kuown to the board touching this loan are so manifestly in a Did he ask me jor the contracts! Ihe
and to all mcu on the road, except perhaps ; .r.irit of captious fault-findin?. that I let . work l.n. heen done, and nobodv of all
the treasurer, or be would have mentioned '
it to the chairman, that ibis worthless water j
has. during the dry summers, beeuourchief
dependence for 20 milei of road next to it
for the running of our trains '.-without il
we must have stopped work or provided
other supplies, as the expeu.-ive staliou wells
totally failed. Iu this way it has paid far
above its cost to us. I
Next is the chairtnaas sectiou on the ex-!
press train which is really so absurd through-:
out, aud displays sucb uunntigated ignorance .
oi lite subject, that 1 cannot undertake lo
mend iu blunders or correct the mis-statements
but will give a brief account of this
service, without reference to his statements.
This second service of passenger trains
was commenced in March of ltu7. The rca
sous which caused the board to put it in ope
ration, were those :
The mail train left Charlotte early iu the
niorniiiL' and passed throuch the liuebv dav
to Goldaboro' iu the cveuiug. The mail train I
of the Charlotte aud South Caroliua Rail
road, our southern connection, arrived at
Charlotte iu the afternoon. As a conse
quence, passengers coming through were
detained from 4 or 5 o'clock 1'. M. to 6
o'clock A. M., more than 1'-' hours at Char
lotte, going; north. The same was the case
wheu our train reaches Cbarlotte in the eve
ning, aud the passengers bad to wait uitil
8 o clook next moruiug, ot more than VI
hours oi.inr. annlh Tin caused Vel'V tr reat 1
tho board as the chairman makes, if pos
Bible, but it could be remedied. We offered
to divide the night ruuuing with the Char
lotte aud South Carolina Road, but they
were unwilling to subject their people along
the liue to this inconvenience to way travel.
We bad the same difficulty, and finally, af
ter much consultation, both boards agreed
to put on an additional service the express
train as tho ouly possible meaus of ac
commodating the conflicting demands of
through aud way travel. Last spring we
concluded that it was best to make the most
of this second train by rnnniug it on through
counectieus of time with the .South-Carolina
Road, and the northern trains at Wel
don by way of the Raleigh & Gaston Road,
Thii rutiniriff. with thronirh connections tier
Wr .,i.r,l r.T, .h iih f a,;i
lat, and conlinufd totheearlj part of Jan -
oary as my report atatcs, when, conhider -
it.g the proportion of time allowed me less
I one train only, there is required an equip-
nient oi seven engines, (lour mail ) and twelve
passenger coaches; for both trains we use
ten engines and fourteen passenger coaches,
with three baggage cars. The actual addi-
tional expenditure per month for the second
train, does not exceed my statement of fig-
ires, which ha refers to. The statement
he gives, as that of the master mechanic,
was never given by him as its eot, but is
tliu chairman s own account made up Ironi
erumiie uurniuiua 10 me manier uieciiauiu.
ti i . i j ii-
J he chairman cannot comprehend, and ibis
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iuuii uon nuuuiu : mill
tra"'s or' " ro,id ar.e not hhSed to cost
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i ue mo ecrnccs uuiieu, may no operaiea
more economically and with 11 smaller equip-
uieut foi both, thau relatively for one.
His estimates and comparisons as to the
pin-scu'cr trafDo are, in the same manner,
wholly erroneous. The express train did
much to save us from the same falling off in
receipt last year, which occurred almost
universally, upon all roads in the country,
giving us some through travel, and by
aiuiuiiiy ..imiijf iiicicaxci. jiienny iu wajr
Have! ; so that our road was on of the few
which actually increased its receipts in " the
Dut what does the ohairnian propose?
That the (ieneral Assembly shall pass an
act to regulale the running of trains on the
North Caroliua Railroad, or appoint him,
for his learned chapter thereupon, sutierin-
uiauy io laii, lew io aucceeu, iui wnoie
nn . t,;j, v,v ,hn
r- good letter of our former c h iff engineer,
w hicb, I am sure, he never expected to work
siij.Ii 9 wnndpr and )if n ..Mnn.
estimates in a committee room.
Next follow his remarks on the only loan
ucdioi tue roaa tne ciani per cent, nonas.
Tiia .uf,,; ,i- ..j j
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L 'W I li Thn 1.1 V "V
"t0od b h dcS,r t0 "(,'''''nd
Bud j d, Lot C0Ufidt;r it Ilcuessary t0 rcpeat
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,bi corrtct B cotniou toistgke refer.
tA to in my report, that upon the memorial
f h board, the last LeUlature passed
Q Mt .. ,utboriliu ,he d'irtcfor, t0' L.sue
bood 4c 8eeIUS the cllilirmilD
I uo( know the ,Bor cf Mt wag
l-;onj. ,0 .uthorne the rate of interest; tho
. jiui0rjty to issue bonds being granted by the
charter. lie cnu learn more of this loan
matter than beseems to know by reviewing
my report, which I am afraid his Ubors have
caused buu to neglect
As to the sinkinsr fund therefor, ha is
Bgaiu, as usual, mistaken, iu thinking he
discovers matter tor censiiri. ot run in th
gecoud action of tho board; these bonds guarantee against any requisition but for
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them rass for what ibev are worth.
The next subject is the Company Shops.
The cbair:nlUi iike Bome 0f ilis frierid. on
,ho x Menjs t0 bn rslher unalD;sby dis.
d owardg thi, , foP ttltho h he
admiu ils Talue to the road, and docs not1
elactly censure the location, yet be says,
n do UQt fid tllat Colonel Gwynuor
otber en Jliecr rccomtuet.ded the town
wLieh must necessarily grow up around
these shops for the residence of the ofS-
y the Rail-
Thn fact is
eers, Sic, should be built up by
Here is a very plain issue.
stated in my late report that the "town"
plans on file, ap-
janded to mc. Ho
makes the statement
was built according to
proved, adopted, and bn
above, when be either knew or refused to
know which he pleases the facts, that the
pirns and est.matcs for every building at
the company shops, except those far the
hotel and master of the road, and for the
.utair .f IhA Tra, rl t.-,r .
of Messrs. John '.M Worth .t
Co., were prepared under the eye of ihe chief
eti-ineer, Col. Uwynu, and adopted. I have
reduced the cost on some, aud changed the
plans of others, but am sorry to sav, cannot
claim thii honor of the plans or location.
The censure cf the chairman and bis friends
The censure cf the chairman and ins friends
U vr liit' terror f.ir inn other.
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ibis place and point out one unnecessary
b Ulld 1 Ui?. UOVerV We
such. He knows, moreover, that by far
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to..and.-hief engineer before my term, aud
.I.. ...1.., .t tU .. rates. He knows
that the day work of Dudley i Ashley, very well for those who are so hiiterly
which he publishes at length, was doue uu- against ibis indispensable atruetur.i, to get
der contract made by Col. Gwynn. He along by such shifts ; but the great travel
knows that the dy aud "job " work of Jas. ing public will approve no such niggardly
G. Moore, which ho published at length, was policy. It is the duty of r..ilroad oompauies
docio under contract made witu Col. O wynn,
. .n.t that rotiMue raiiio Dare
timatesof Dudley .t Ashley was for old work
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at uoldaporo auu eioewueie uu iui iuau
aud simply continued in force upon the sanio only a short sigutsd uarrow policy can over-1 rccciveu iron, i,.u ... .u ., .,.
terms He knows that the heavy brick work look both considerations. ,. c.rfi.i', a is stated, hut some tune I.e.
was done under a similar contract with the So much for the need cf the Hotel : now ji'f, for collection tro.n this company, and
chief eiiirinecr, by order of the board, long; for its plan. This was submitted to the ouly ascertained to have been paid by them
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- 1 lie knov s these things, or
hi it wilfully
irmrd him. the
;..nr,.,.t I oni.lrl Up informed hi ru. t he
1 treasurer could hay infot ined him, or either
: one of these men eould haye informed him.
How thi n does he Mand as having mis-.ta-
ry indulgence and liberal treutuient at my
nanus, i neir ou.issiou irnu iuc it-pun o.
tie tbiiruion is a plight I cannot silently
allow. Let justice be equal to all.
The chairman refers to one of the men
engaged at tLis place, James (1. Moore, iu
term and in a spirit not becoming his poi-i-
tion. He calls Mr. Moore "a doer of odd
jobs about the shot s." Any man may be
a uoi-r of odd jobs" that are clean work,
without reproach, but I dure sny the chair
man VMil aree Willi me IU oritiiiiti, iroiu ins , , c i i v 1 J ,.
, " , i i .readv to ihow 011:1111,11 i.ei-d be. .otony
a.-e and txt.encnce of life, that the doit'L' ol : , . . . f , , , , n
c, 1 , ' r l 1 1 1 a . knew better I L an .lr. files, lor lie is a inau
ouu JOUS Ih Olieil very liai'l wuitt iiniuci
than it seems.
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contracts made Willi L'UHIi'Y .smev, aiin
w iih James G. Moore, by the chief engineer,
Ltfoie my day; that they aero carefully
looked into by mo and found, iu tny judo,
nient, to be just, fair, aud expedient; that
with Hudley & Ashley was for flaming a rid
putting ou the unusuully heavy roofs ou the
ahon buildings and the actual cost as less
than any contractor would have bid on th
work as a whole ; iu fact, very lew mechati- i
ics in mi; couniry were aniu io uu ii m an,
us it was work requiring much skill, and at-
tended with much expense and danger,
The estimates to these men on the house
work were made according to contrcet with
them, upon regular measurement by sq'tare,
and stipulated pi ires, which show lor them .
selves ou the bills, fuilv as low as Mich work 1
cnu be had for iu the country, aud the hole.
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is auiine auu report on 11. i nc cnairmau
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leurrmauta ou a Kniiroad by " didinterested "
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estimates made and '...proved by the chief
1 engineer first, and approved by me after
wards, because considered right and fair,
have been set forth as enormously cxtrava
jant. ,' the chuirtitt'tt Itml ventured to
Atuk titicl; beyond my term be would have
"ound Moore s estimates there and be whol
ly forgets that the chief engineer was in of
fice up to January 10th, liot.
The terms of Moore's contract were, to
furnish bauds for any and all work required
if b'uu to serve iu the shops, ou the en
gines, or oars, on the road, or in any other
apacity to board and clothe tbem, to lose
a ost time ol baa weatner or otnerwise,
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a sick time and to be so c y responsib e
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would almost venture to assure him a oou-
.,.o. fe .11 h..l. ..no., the marl as !.,
be' pleases, besides the privileges of wha'D-
ir,1,a " n.o h r. .m r. d with n
!ih.. ommtilora or fault finders nuestiou its
sutTiciencv. Let him point out a defect iu
ny 0f al' the work executed, passed upon,
ami paid for by me, at tho shops or on the
The hotel at the shops is a promiucnt fea-
ture in the report of the chairman, as it is
a prominent structure on the road, alike
creditable, handsome aud useful. Heseeu.s
dissatisfied wilh its cost. I should have
becu better pleased mysell it it bad col
less; but in all my experience of work, pub-
lie or private, 1 have tiever yet learned the
secret of doing, or having it done for itss
,..,. ; .,-r.riL If ih. nr.ler of the board,
than it is worth.
which bo rekrs to, had been so potent as to
euablc me to make competent contractors
build a proper house, at a certaiu rate, then
I ought to be held responsible for not doing
it; but if the board adopt a plan and order
it to be carried out, what then! It could
only be done, in this free country, at the
ngni n A fi ttrtrt.
usual rate of work
The questions then are : 1st, Was the
Hotel needed ? Let us enquire, as the chair-
man failed to do so. A number of pas.eu.
gers leave Columbia at ti P. M , travel ait
night and reach the shops at 0 or 7 A. M.
Do they need breakfast, or are tbey to pro-
ceed to lioldsboro', or to eldou, fasting ?
ceed to (joldsboro , or to i eiaou, tasting :
In like manner, leaving eldou or liolds-
K.ir.,' of I nr 1. 1. M . thev
shops at 0 or 7, 1 . M. Arc they to have
r.'J miles faithcr, fasting !
Ot Our 011
n..n-i lor dinner, on tiom trims, up auu '
.I..... !l dr. not live near enough t eat
dinner at home, and all do not carry their
dinners alomr. or fast. It micht answer
to accommodate, ana it ie vuiir
if the chairman pleases, I am not ashamed ,
l .r ;. lv... l. K...I tl.a hi.n
afraid of it. Does bo find the house loo1
i large T The occupant think it is not larga
I noufh. Is it extravaL-aut or ornaruental !
I nous h. Is it extravaL-aut
j We thought it very plain.. ere the price
; high for the building! They were exactly
at the rate estimated by the chief engineer,
j "t coum nave UB J ,,? iJt
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he M' l rirt, and he publishes a let
ter from Mr. Fries, of his recollection
touching tho matter. If the chairman had
been nt tiie la-t annual meeting of the
stockholders, (nbich.of course, he could not
be, as he is no siockbulder.) he would have
know ii that the rtcollceiions cf Mr. Fries
touching this, atid other matters of equal
importance, on the road, had proved deieo-
as 1 (hen !i.tiiict.y rhoueu, ui.n am
of worldly experience, that ibis hotel was
needed ; and ho was therefore in favor of
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His litter contains notli-
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rcqumng "iy notice in terms, except
that he as much misconceived my tone and
manner, rcN-rrrd to, as he misapprcheuded
my sets, and I miscounted on his apparent
cordial co-operation in them last year.
'Ihe chairman savs, "what the several
houses at the shops cost, your cotnmittco
believe no one can tcli." The chairman
"helitvcs!'' How can he properly liavu
any belief without inquiring to h am ? Ami
I a "ni ii -.iv. he did not inquire to kani, but
to ciii.-ure. As to the cot of the whole, or
any part cf the shops or buildings, of what
ever kind, it i. ea-ilv and accurately deter
mined, from bilN ot material, and from es
timates, which are well known data.
The chairman makes a di-eovviy, which
he regards of (itretue consequence, as to
the date r( enteriifg up estimates by the
I ook-kfi r ; and he says, " this is not tba
fault of tiie' book-keeper, but of the Presi
dent " A true word, fir, in this report for
oi. e, in so far as it applies to responsibility.
The 1'rcMdt nt ought to be lesponsiMe for
every fauit and omission of a rauruad. The
chaiiuian forgot to add, however, liat, in
the opinion of many, he Am m crrdit tie
count. An act which can be censured, is
his "fauit," no act which can be approved,
is to his boner. ll'S the chxinuan JuuiiU
CMS Hut as to this " fauit." It bis been
In 1,?Ut. of Vlte' "Th attf!';1 ,'
own business, ana to take all necuiul care
of the same, recording to my judgmenf, as
far as possible. Kstiuiatts and accounts
lire in my charge, until hauded to the book
keeper lor eutry ; and I have so far taken
safe care of th. m. l'ayn.ents cn these are
only made on my warrant, as President,
aud it i not !r the treasurer, or any sub
ordinate to look hi hiud thii Tarrant. I
have, up to the present, managed to make
no improper pa iuei:t, according to the very
etriet auditing of tho board, and auditing
committee, airxl have satisfied these as to)
the manner of pTm".t-i. Ils the chair-
- , k !., ,i
man found any wron : if so he Las spared
me us exposuie-
The chairman gives a statement of atation
agents account-, suuiu uai-i.e---n
by books. At the fir.-t time of his atten-
dance, t.Jao. 4tli.) to bcgiu:t las exauima no .,
1 "trongly urged him to examine carefully
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one compiled f
nearly perfect il
otn various ro.itis, nau as
nearly perfect in its cheeks and balances as
possible. He never tiia extrnine a at au.
This, by far the most important in its daily
uses, to save all or lose much he did nut
think il wwt.'i while t'J loi,k into one hour.
In this department we mialit lose, any
mouth, by a bad eyslem, more than he de-
pl"es us lot in the accounts of McRae,
Troliimer. and Andrews, in rents and inter-
ests-but in this department there was po
field of exploratiot, t flii't matter r, censure.
If he had looked into tins he would have secu
how it is (a thing every year requiring long
explanations) that balances appear again.-,
the station agents I-or instance ou Jlst
of December, each a-ent (as is Ins daily
uaiy mu .. .u. u ......
"t a n of frnght s.nt to every ether agent,
and it is all charged up as aam-t the agent
to whom sent, that day; but it is not re-
cftvvd forto day- perhaps, by the agent
charged with it, and certainly is not taken
from his warehouse and paid for, in tVie
"""'' of lhr.emh,r. It stands therefore as
a balance appearing against him, on the 1st
of January-but His in goods not del. verc 1
tro.n nis warenouse or .u ii.oue.vuu. .cr .
freights, buch a sbowin; is uujun and
. w i i u u ii . v . v. u - ,
ho are thus made to appear as delinquents.
when it i not so. These ants may cairn
to bo at least as honest as the cl.atr-.nan.
The chairman states tnr.-e cases wbere
agents are in default and mis states all of
The one at C. iUi-boro will be only
nine ii. " " ,i
n'e tnoj.-an i iioiuu , '"'
balance he promises to
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l-i.s w as owing to uncollected
'r" r'A ur...u. ...h
uit, and the former agent u cotisiil-
cred good for it
As regards this oasu tho
chain., ... makes au untrue and incorrect
' lenient oi. inlormatin. of the treaaurer,
hr says, which he must have misunderstood,
as the treasurer could hardly have given
him a perverted ar.d partial statement.
The credit lo this agent for account of Gen.
Trollitiger, was for freights of lumber de
livered to the Haw River Company. It was
lime afterwards. I neither expect nor
propose that the road shall lose this. I oti-