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. Slated Supreme Court of 'onh Carolina,
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PActices n- the State and Federal
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Extracts from Ex-Cove rner Hollens Address Tie-
Carolina,! June issj, orpine llLaory of journal-
uut iu iu ouie. - .. i .
Hon. Ibllo White, IX. D, ras born In Wliltes-
"""H""" iii,,uiiJu,uH. Alter uucncun? a
tew year In Utica, he removed to North Carolina,
an i la 1S20 settled la Salisbury, and became; editor
of the Western Carolinian. In l&W he was appointed
navy afrent for the Pacific Station. Returning home
on the nth or November, 1834, he established the
Xnrth Carolina Standard In RaleUrh. and was elect
I ed State printer. At taak.tlma. the-ttrateTDrinter
. received a salary 'ot $900 pen yerf-whlrh covered
ever"thlnp paper, toidleg'. strtclirnff and binding.
iu ub uisposca oi me biasxant to J nomas uor-
Ho was one ot the toundexs of " Racine college, and
the autlor of the system of plank roads, sin 1856
Racine College conferred on him the honorary de
gree of doctor ot lavs. la 148 he waa consul at
Hambnrp, Germany; and In 1853 he was i United
States mfni-rter to the Republic of- Ecuador, la
1S5 he returned to his native place, Whltestown,
where he still 11 res. la the 63 year of his agejcloslng
happily and honorably a Ion? We devoted to bis
country, to society, and to hosts of friends, i In lsaj
he married Nancy It, Hampton, of Salisbury, His
olJet child. Mary, was the nisi wife of Hon. John
State. Several years ajro his first wife-died.
. cms. aiierwarus luncre. una irovernor
proof of las jraluulry and his Jove of domes!
ie has recently married a second time : and
irialnlnir years, and those of his excellent, consort.
i are aevoieu to works ot benevolence and cnarity in
his native town. - L
Tle Uvcsofs-jch men as Philo Wblte and fedward
Hale may Justly be regarded as benefactions to
mankind ; and Ue real but modest tame whfloh en
circles them, mellows and glows, more and mere,
as they approach what men call death: E
"Nor love thy. life, nor hate ;but what thou 111 vest
law well: hoar, loaz or short permit to heaven.1, a
The labors tf Jlr. White for ten years as editor of
4 the WtuUrn Curuiiuian, were arduous and incessant
ite was preceaea oy air. Lemmuei Kingnam. jut.
Xlngham and himself got-out the first publication
deserving the name of newspaper in all that region
of the State between Virginia and South Carolina,
stretching westwardly iromrHHk-borougb; to the
Tennessee line. ilr. White pervaded all this region
In person or by ids Daner. diffusing licrbt and esiab-
rUsulng mall routes for the Leneili of the people.
m r. v mte inus concuiacs one ot lis rccuii icuers
to mei ' ' '
I -ing obliged to leave Raleigh in 1837, to attend
to my lather's landed latemt In the northi-west, I
transXerreJdthes.'diidrttoTnoma.s lAring,ot whose
management of the paper no one cau know more
lhauyotirself. It was auioag the painful lucMemsof
our lives, for raysulf -and family to be severed from
our residence in the Stat e and from tiocial lnwr
course with our many friends there ; and I may here
be allowed to reiterate the llJe-long sentlhient of
my heart, tliat 1 aliall ever cherish a deep affection
fet tnegood old. North state. -my political foster
mother, whose very soitl reverence, as within it the
dearest objects that ever Mvettened lay existence
and blessed my sojourn here on earth, lie entomb
Speaking of Mr. Hale, Mr. White snyy; ('Edward
J. Hale, our mutual and most-excellent friend, was
contemporaneous with in;"lf s.s a louruallst, he
always at Fayetievllle, aiic i -t SiUisbury hhd ltal
eigh ; a.nl to ulni I must awarJ the honor jof being
the piUUruh of journalism lu Nortn Carolina, for
he was propnbi) longer continuously In the harness
as printer, editor ana owner of one among the flrst
cUs newspaptrs in the State, than any ojtlur maa
now riving." j " -
For the Watthman.'
Mr. Editor: We had n Biiiftijlig mntfh
nt St. VmiV ChuTth, last Saturday. The
day was line and was -hailed. with He
liyht by- many, a joyful heart. 7
The classes were filled with eaer de-s-iies
and buoyed with the inspiring
thought that each was hest.-f tluit each
! -would win laurels by their ihusical fal-
1 . .. j is: i. . i.i It . ...
-m.. tiiiin x ;iijMiui4M, iimi ere
the 'hour nf tdevt'ti, were dicJiiug to
nu ovt irtawiiii; house the best music
they eoiild uiake.
Oak Grovechoif was. first introdttced
by Mr. G. Erwhi,- proinpter, ami saug
I hen. the te.Heui Chapel,
Mt Tabor and St. Paul's also sans; three
pieee.seach. Seven pteces were thus per
formed by each choir. .
An intei mission of an hour for d inner
and sport came next. ' "
At oVloek the ehoirs re -assembled,
ar;d coutin-ied the exercise' until late in
the evening, when "the. much .delighted
crowd sej intcd. - ; I
All sar remaiRablr weil and finally
"wound up'" by all Kinging "hold youV
head up like a nian." St. Paul's elniir
can ied of the -laurel, fhe day passed
nisf, phasjintly, exetptiiig at ntuu si
tew wi'd boys, from iseaj- Tivatira did
not behave as h,uV.iosiielyjai the occasion
dcmaiided. - i Ii.
"Ae wonder wiiy the law of bigamy
is not enforced against negroes? Why
this unjust discnimnaTion between
blacks and whites ?J We ha' e heard
of a miniber of negroes in this eotn
Diludty wlo liave. Iseen married tjv
or t!;iee" diC'erent times to d liferent
husbands and wives, while, their for
mer hnnbands and wives were still in
the land of the living, and yet no ef
fort litis been made to bring theni be
fore tle bar of justice to answer for
tlie .ins done in the body to the
double charge of bigamy; and adultery.
Are not jiegroes citizens of the Unit
ed States and as "such Isubjeet to the
ia?L"aurinburg -Enterprise. - .
The "very frequency, of the crime W
probably the i-ause of the non-enforcement
of the law. The j colored peo
ple during slavery lea recti the habit,
and their old nias"ters were somctrmcs
to blame for it. - It is riiore compas
sion, for them than anything else that
they are not prosecnted
We have been told of sev
of recent occurrence, whc,re illegal
separations took place on foolish and
trivial jreixts two of which we will
mention : In one ca.n tle wife's con
duct displeased the husband, he flog
ged her, ga ve her 1,5") j and ordered
her to leavehich order hc obeyed.
The otiier, the husband: had a little
thmr in the house which he forbude his
wife to use, and because she did use
it they quarrelled and parted.
Ii-JJ;apparrut that thei first reuletljr
to be apjdicil to llie neg;roes,iuthig
matter, is to put d stop, to the preva
lent habit they have of sfpaTating otf
triviat or ' ihsffieient causes. - Let
them.utiderataiid that there is but one
Avay t getdivtirctind that is,
through t he Vurt''antt ' Ilia tf ail .'act's
p the k iit contrary to law aviIij be
p it u ishc by th e f u w. 1
REPLY TO "MV
The Western N. C. Kailroad Compa
nyTht Jiichmond and JJanritte ;
Cor. of the ewa-Ob'erve j '
In your, issue of 'August 5. appears
a long communication with reference devil" to sell. ,,. v!
to the Western North Carolina Kail- On the 31st of May last, "the Itich
road. - 2 J i niond syndicate" filed in the office of
It is chiefly made up with the va- the Master in Chancery! of Jew. Jer
rious agreements'eritered into between sey for the county of Hudson thefol
MessrsJ Clyde, Logan and Bu ford, on ' lowing certificate of f incorporation of
the one part, and Mr. W. J. liest on
So far as these contracts are con
cerned, what relations they" establish
between the narties. and under what
circumstances they were made, I shall
leave to the courts of hjw; where pro-
eeedings'are bow pending. s
Kear the end of the communication
the writer, who assumes the now, de
plume of "M," asked a most pertinent
qucstioiii I wish to answer it.-
"And why," asks "M," "should
North Carolinians prefer a Boston
syndicate to a Kichmoud syndicate?
ls is it not natural our neighdors
should, by their contiguity and corn-
m unity of interests,'be more entitled
to our consideration than those whose i
every interest is furthefoff?"
;Once a certain lawyer, wishing to
justify" himself, asked our Saviour:
"And who is my neighbor?" The ;
parable of the man who fell among
thieves was the answer given him.
Let us consider the two syndicates.
First the Richmond syndicate.
About ten years since the Stale was
startled through its length and breadth
ky the sudden annoucement that tlie
Richmond syndicate had leased for
thirty years the North Carolina Rail
road. . The dissatisfaction and alarm
of "North Carolinians" were so great
that the authorities were directed to
take legal proceedings, which culmi
nated iu a majority of the Supreme
Court sustaiumg the lease, lhc best
Jawyers of the State did not hesitate
to express their disapprobation of and
dieseiit" -from this opinion. At the
first meeting of the Legislature there
after held, a committee was appointed
and instructed to look into the meth
ods by which the lease was obtained
The significant result of this investi
gation was the refusal of the presi
dent o the company who .made the
lease to say w-heiticr money con.HKler
tion had been paid for obtaining it,
putting his refusal on the ground that
the ansveimight criminate himself.
-Safe' against the Courts and the Leg
islature "our neighbors" immediately
destroyed our home system of rail
roads by changing the gauge of the
road they had lease, thus rendering
lhrouglixeonucctions for North Caro
lina railroads a matter of difficulty if
not an impossibility
Sucii pott ions of the North Caroli
na. Railroad as constitutes a ' part of
the Richmond and Dauviiie line, re
minds one of the handsome through
lines of our richer u:;d nunc Northern
btatci. Lj.te Gieeiisooro, however,
coming east, aud von at once realize
that you are in old-fashioned, dusdy
Every road in the State which can
be made subsidiary feeds the Rich
mond, and- Danville iroad. It feeds
nothing but Virginia, and its owners
"The. contiguity and community of
interests of our neighbor" have con
verted Charlotte into a depot, Raleigh
into '.a .way-station aud Morehead
City into a fishing hamlet, while com
plaints of unjust discriminations, ex
cessive. tariffs and tiukind treatment
(whether well or ill - founded I leave
to the "honest and just public") vex
.1 ! II '
me ears oi an inquirers.
I take it for granted that"M." ob
tained his precise information touch
ing the contract set forth iu his arti
cle, from the report of the Senate
committee of last winter. If he had
favored us with further extracts from
that document, the "honest and jut
public" to which he appeals would
have been able to see that at the time
the Richmond syndicate came into
North Carolina, it owned -188 miles
of railroad between Richmond and
Greensboro, made up of the Piedmont
road, which, according to Col. 13u
ford's statement, can pay its debt iu
two hundred and fifty years, and the
Kichmoud and Danville road, which
was aud is mortgaged for the full cost
of its construction. To state the mat
ter more pointedly, at that time Rich
mond and Danville stock sold at from
tw;o 10 ten cents in the dollar. After
using the North Carolina Railroad
for ten years the syndicate claims that
its slock is above par, and, as I shall
now show yen, announces Us mien
tion to constuct, improve aud equip
railroads; canals and ail other con
ceivable ways, to say nothing of fac
tories," mi lis, etc. Wher? the im
agination : becomes' , confounded iu
the Statts of New" York, IVnnsylva
uia, Delaware," Mary la ml, District of
CoIumliiiij .Virginia, West - Virginia,
North Carolina, South Carolina, Geor
gia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi,
l . t' t l mt.- .
jyouisiaua, icxas, arKansa?, .Missou
ri, Tennessee, Kcutucky, Kansas, Col-
orado, California, and the Territories
of Arizona, jS".ew Mexit4,tthe Indian
Territory and the Republic of Mexico.
. I cannot repress a recollection I of
our old friend, Mr. Dtlyi who, ith
t he World, the Herald and the Tribune
under his arm. proclaimed, that he
had "the world, the flef h and the
the Kichmoud and Dauviiie Extension
UICHMOND AND DANTILI.E EXTEN-
T SION COMPAYL '
. -I t -
Certificate of the Organization of tTht
Richmond and Ddnvitttilteimon
Company." ; f , ;-
This is to certify thatWrn. P. Clyde,
0eo. W. l'er kins, Thos. M. Ijogan,
Geo. Zubriske ami Ilenryv W. Perkins
do hereby associate oUrselvesi into a
company, under and byj virtue of the
provisions of an act of the Iegislature
of the State of New Jer.-ey, entitled
"An act concernihg corporations,"
approved. April 7, 187a, and the acts
amendatory of and supplementory to
the same, for the purpose hereinafter
mentioned, ancf to that :eud we do by
this certificate set forth:
1st. The name of the said company
shall 6e "The Ilichmoi d and Dan-
ville Extension Company."
zii. i nai tne places in this btate'
where the business of said company
with this State is to be transacted are
all of the counties of this State. The
principal part of the btiissiness of said
company within, thisj Stale is to be
transacted in the city of Newark, in
the county of Essex. The business
of said company is also to be conduct
ed outside of the Stale of New Jersey,
and within the following States, Dis
tricts, Territories and llepublics: The
States of New York, Pennsylvania,
Delaware, Maryland, the District of
Columbia, the States of Virginia,
West Virginia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama,
Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkan
sas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kcntnekj-,
Kansas, Colorado, California, and the
Territories of Utah, Arizona, New
Mexico, the Indian Territory, and the
ltepublic of Mexico. The objects for
which the company isformed are to
construct, improve ana equip rail
roads, turnpikes and other roads and
canals, ferries and all other works for
the transportation of person and pro
perty, whether by land or water, or
partly by land and partly by water,
and lines of telegraph iu. connection
therewith. Also bridge, tunnels, piers
aud all other structures or things ap
propriate to any of the aforesaid ob-
Ijects; also to construct, improve, fur
nibh and equip hotels and restaurants,
grain and other elevators, compresses,
stock yards, slaughter houses and
workshops, in connection with such
railroads, and other transportation
lines and work : also to construct,
improve, repair, purchase, sell, lease
and hire locomotive or-othcr engines,
car3 and rolling stock of all descrip
tions, boats, stages, machinery and
all other means or instruments of
transportation of persons and proper
ty as aforesaid ; also to erect store
houshes, mills and factories on or in
the vicinity of (he said lines of trans
portation, and ' to hold, possess, pur
chase, lease, sell and convey such
real aud personal estate and property
as the purposes aforesaid of the com
pany may require, and to mortgage
the same, ami issue bonds, to be se
cured by a mortgage or mortgages
upon the properly aud franchises of
the company. The portion of the
business of said com nan v which is to
be carried on out of jthis State in the
States, District and Territories, and
Republic hereinbefore mention, is the
construction, equipment and improve
ment of property located outside of
this State, which will be carried on
in the places where such property is
located. It is not intended that the
said company shall possess the right
of taking and condemning lands by
reason of its organization under this
Third. The total amount of the
caprlai stock of said company is five
millions of dollars; the number of
shares into which the same is divided
is fifty thousand; the par value of
each share is one hundred dollars,
aud the amount with which said com
pany will commence business is five
thousand dollars; the number of
shares into which the same is divided
i fifty, and thelpar value of each
share is one hundred dollars.
Fourth. The names and residences
of the stockholders and the number
of shares held by each are as foM
William P. Clyde, New York city,
one share. " . !
Geo. W. Perkins, New York city,
Thomas M. Lrgan, Richmond, Va.,
oue share. . -, - .
George Zabriskc, Jyrscy City; one
share. ' " " ' " : ' "'"' ; . '
Henry V. PeVkius, New York
city, one share. j
XlFifthhe i period at which such' goes il ? a 'ciJ'M 7it be throwS"
company shall commence is thetwen-I??? Ven Mr.,,,;w. Set another? If
ty-eightfiday of May, 1881, and the I " 7 Wl" we ,osc- . c
pcrh4 at which : it shall terminate is I JJedVw!,ere V fiuJ North
the twenty-eighth day of Mav. 1881.
I an witness whereof we have here-
with., set our hands
G. Z A BRISK E,
! - H.; W. Peukiss. .fx. 8.1
Signed, sealed and delivered in the
presence of J. A. Romeyn.
r.'-.-Y ,J:'n UbUOb), I
. .TP A T V np IV T.1IT I nrf. 1
C3 . .. X -r .
., County of Hudson. ( ss.
irhth dav of Mav. -cernea, i ask an honest, just public"
rtlHI BCUIS, 11113 : . . ... . i . -
Wm. P. Clydd, u sji1 9. nYCJyas neighbor to
Geo. W. Perkixs, fc: s." lm - m amonS tl,e thieves ?
T. M. Iogax. rL. s ! X.Y.
: . Be it remembered , that on this j Treasurer $520,000 irj six per cent, inort-twenty-eighth
day, o! May, eighteen eafi boiida, being nombers 1 to 520 in
hundred , and . eighty-one," personally j fbasire, of $1,000. These are so deposited
appeared before me James A. Koaieyn, f itt Accordance with '(Aaiaci; tw provide
a master of the Court of Chancery of ltnT tlM5 e f t!, Scate' iuterest in the
the State of New Jersey, William P. 5 Western North Carolina Railroad, and for
Clyde, Geo. W.'Perkins, Thomas M. , other purposes," ratified March i9, I860.
Ixgan, Get. 2abriske and Henry W. ftt th special aessiob. They are delir-
l'er kins, who, I am satisfied arc the
persous named in and who executed
the ; foregoing certificate, aud I hav
ing j first made known to theru the
contents , thereof they did each "ac
knowledge that they signed, sealed
and delivered the same as their vol
untary act aud deed.
. (Signed) J. A. Romeyn,
Master in Chancery in New Jersey,
Recorded May 31, 1881.
Wm. A. Smith, Clerk.
The "honest and just public? will
he dazzled to learn from the forego
ing certificate that the Richmoud and
Danville Extension Company propo
ses to have at some time in the future
a capital of $5,000,000, and some
what astonished to see that that com
pany sets out upon its irruption of
grand enterprises with a subscribed
capital of $5,000, to what extent paid
in we are not informed.
We come now to the Boston syndi
cate ; A number of gentleman, resi
dents of Boston, New York, Balti
more and Washington, having been
induced to believe that the re-cstab-lishmeut
of an east and west line of
railroads in North Carolina, connec
ting in the west with the Tennessee
roads, and in the east with ocean
steamers, touching at Morehead City,
would result in profit to such persons
as might be able to effect it, met in
Boston during last May and organiz
ed themselves into a company with
a paid up capital of 500,000, as has
been! certified to the State autorities
of North Carolina by the proper
authorities in Massachusetts.
Shortly after organization, several
of these gentlemen, of known wealth,
and character, visited Raleigh to confer-with
the Governor and officers of
the State for the purpose of learning
to what extent they could depend
upon the assistance 'and support of
those officers and the people ' at
This conference resulted in a writ
ten i memorandum of agreement.
whereby it was engaged that the de
sired support and assistance should
be g ven, when these gentlemen
should do three things, to-wit : First,
deposit "ith the commissioners of the
Western North Carolina Railroad
$250,000 with which to reimburse
Messrs. Clyde Logan and Bnford for
any assistance rendered to Mr. Best
by them ; second, obtain the lease of
the Atlantic and North Carolina
Rail rod, and secure its conditions
with a deposit of 85,000 ; and, third,
berii active work on a line of new
railroad betwecu Goldsboro and Sal
isbury. Of these conditions, the first two
have deen already and literally com
plied; with. As to the last, large and
expensive engineering corps, have
been jiu the field since the last of Juue
and iare now prosecuting with vigr
the Work they have in charge. Of
course the begiuning of actual con
struction must be controlled by the
engineers. But' certainly all that
could be done, or was expected to be
done, has been done. No man can
predict with certainty an event
wnich lies in "the future; but the
promptness with which the "Boston
syndicate" deposited with the "Com
missioners $250,000 and with the
Atlantic and North Carolina Rail
road $85,000, together with their
activity in surveying the new line,
naturally encourages us to believe in
the ability and intention of that syn
dicate to carry their enterprise to
mccess. It may fail. All human ef
fort is liable to failure. By the barest
possibility the Richmond and Danville
Extension Company, with its sub
scribed capital of $5,000, may fail to
build railroads, canals, mills aud fac
tories in mosl of the States and Ter
ritories of the United States and in
the Republic "f Mexico! Of course
when i failure comes we must sub
mit. : .
"Fortana nianens me gaudcl ;
Sal si celeres pensas quikt"
why we stand it th best we can.
So far as an east and - west line is ;
oonctrned, all. North Caroliuiaus will
agree ;it was what we want. . ,
So j far as the proposition of' the
"Boston syndicate to give it to us
troian who would then like to
jt FHeu it.-
j T,le Westerii North Carolina
1 . . i K . . -!
I Ml M II . M .1 .. i . .... . .
1 wi. n. u. llJlllcnB, prCSiaCDI OI til iS
1 rond, yesterday depoaitea with the State
creu 10 Uie reoaoreij in accordance with
ectional2 and24 of j chapter 2G, laws of
special Session. 1880.1
We. learn that n! the Western
trains will run to wjthin two ami one
half-miles ot Marshall this week. By the
1st of ; October the road will be in run
ning order to witbinj two miles of the
Warm Sprjngs. At that point the French
Broad will be crossed at a very pictures
qne spot by an iron bridge of 240 feet In
a siiiglejspan. It wiH be the longest sin
gle span bridge in this State, and will
spring from a butment of . solid stone,
partly natural, partljf artificial, 6n either
bank. . Work on thif$ bridge will go for
ward rapidly. .Yftrand Observer.
The Pledge of the Nihilist.
Ilartruanu, the Rasgian now in Xew
York, tells us that when entering upou
the work to which Tie is still devoted and
for the furtherance ojf which he has come
ocr here, he enterfd into a league with
certain parties, thej words of which are
as follows :
"Yon are from this moment a niemler
of the Executive Committee. Give us
your word of hono that you accept the
programme and the statutes' of the com
mittee, as read ; that you will act by
them to the letter ; jthat -you will obey
unconditionally all commands of the
Council ; give ns yor wj-ord of honor that
you will nerer for one moment hesitate
to give up your owuj life if it be necessary
for our common vaufw ; that yon under
stand fully and truly that you from this
moment belong body and soul, with all
your will, all your ideas, faculties aud
energies to the cause of revolution."
"1 understand all this fully," I answer
ed, "and give my j word of houor to be
true to our cause to the last.""
Can there be a j worse, more danger
ous and more destructive tyranny thttu
the oiio to which (his man thn sold him
self! A Dangerous! Counterfeit. - A Chi
cago special of the 30th ult., says: A dry
goods house of this city to-day sent to
the Sub-Treasui-y a silver dollar which
is pronounced the best counterfeit coin
ever seen. It if beautifully made and has
a slight iron appearance which is often
fouud iu the genuine standard dollar.
It is silver plated and acid does not affect
it unless the surface is scratched up. The
weight is the marvelous point in the de
ception. The counterfeit as it stands,
would pass in Mze easily, and its weight
would not bj detected on any hat a small
scale. It weigns93 per cent, of the gen
uine, while the averago good counterfeit
does not weigh more than 75 or '80 per
cent. The ring is excellent and the silver-plating
has obviated the usual greasy
feeling in counterfeit silver dollars. The
coin is almost perfect, and will undoubt
edly create much trouble in business cir
cles. Th datn of the coin is Ic7d, al
though that may be chauged iu the fu
ture by the makers. There is reason to
believe, from careful examination of this
piece; that the counterfeiters nre prepar
ing to 6hove these coins extensively. The
experts at the Sub-Treasury pronounced
it the most dangerous counterfeit dollar
that has ever appeared.
Sfxator Vakce as A Whitcr. We
have for many years regarded Senator
Vance as one of the best of living North
Carolina xcriteis. His addresses ou vari
ous occasions on Geu. Lee, at tho Uni
versity, at Wake Forest College, before
the Southern Historical Society, at Kins
ton, as well as his sketches .of Western
North Carolina, hare satisiied us that he
has what Very few public men of our
Stato duriug the last twenty year can be
said to have a style. He writes with
clear uessTwith force, with simplify, with
a certain scholarly grace aud finish, and
at times with real eloquence. We do him
simple justice in say iug thU. We could
cull from his published writings soinc ex
cellent tpcci&icua of rhetoric and of elo
quence. IViiming ton Star.
The deposit of half a million of the
bonds of ; tha Western North Carolina
Railroad' Company 'by that company
tn th 'Treasnrr of the 'State ia in
pursuance of the oit-act of Side to
Mr. i Best. 3 Wc- understand,' however,
that Mri Beat claims to be presidcut
o the company and repudiates this par -
Hcular istte of bonds. -Xetc aud Ob-
.,.i . t t - uomnionv fairness 10 x mn.
Colcmbls, Ga., Angtut C-Tire bale,
or new cotton Were received her vt.
day from Georgia. Albnma and VUnUU.
- Four road worL-fra Si. t--,u. ' ;
V s- all whu.t were unwj ij- j-v.
ning. Ang. 4th, Ten other-
1j injured. !
Hartmann, the Nihili.t, arrived in tl i.
ci y last week.! He i8 appoint v j,
fellow a representative makeWn
thoir doctrines abroad.-.!, r Sentry.
Smith Ml out of a four,!, storyn'ow
of No. 59 E:lt IT... -.. ... .
evening: and as he tfruck on the fhould
er of Mrs., LaaHiga tfJQ hansekcepfr.
who at the time was sweeping th0udt
walk escaped: with sligfat injuries.-'
American Sentry. 1
. That portion of the gallery of the Fiwt
Presbyteriaa charch whiel. is oepied
by the choir, wts yesterdy draped,
mourning, hung in graceful festoons of
black and white, in respect to Mr7 Hnt
tio Busbee, who died on the 4th Inst.,
and who has been for couMderable titn
a meralier of that church and its choir.
Xewt and Obserrer.
Good Doctor Bliss writes every day
- A brief, expressive letter, i
..m. C,i1,e ,tkc$ n Pi"t Mr ;
1 he President i better.n
Ninr, if he prospers at the rate
Declared in each epistle, . , ,
In course of time he'UXlesa the Cite
That brought.lhe famous iniseile. - '
The New England Slatei do not
make a very fat showing iiuhr lit
of State contributions tl the Fed
eral Treasury for internal revenue.,
J he Southern States put $20,793,
493.51 into thd contribution . box
last year, and the New England
States put in $3,842,774.
Leonidas Robertson, a well-to-do
farmer residing near Madison, Indi
ana, arrayed himself in his wife's
clothes and sunbennet ami Imng him
self on Tuesday night. No canse
known for the singular act. He was
as sane iu the afternoon, as he had
been all his life.
Our cnterprWnj tiu. k farmer, Mr. Jwe
Harrison, was iu our office ugniu yeMcrdsy.
with moreoftliOKC curious cWtrrcd cali
bage. He tcft farce with us, wUUh
counted up thirty head. Thews abbssr
do not grow from sprouts; . where thettatk
nave oeen cut vti. hut head upfrom thc
plant, in clusters or from ten to sixteen
head, averaging in size the circumference nf
a base ball. We have never seeu anythinir
similar to I hi curious erdwth of rn.l
and many of our citizen, who have far
more experience in such untter than our
selves, express theiu.clve iu a like manner.
Xut Sled. .
Evidence of miracle: Dr. Lonia, nf
New Orleans, who in something of. wag,
called on a cohered Miiniater nnd propoutul
ed a few puzzling questions. "Vhv Ult.
said he, "diat you are; not able to do the
miracles that; the apostles' did f They
were protected against all poison-Md
all kinds of jierilM ; how i ir that y.ui are
not protected in the same way!" Tim
colored brother responded promptly:
"Don't know about that, doctor; I s'pect
I is. IVe taken a mighty sight of troitir
I medicine from you and I is alive et."
Xew Orleans Times.
Sr.VEN Laborers Killkd. Rich
mond, Va., August 11. A telegram
from Lexington, Va., savs that seven
negroes were killed yesterday nftcr
noon by a slide in a cut upon which
they were at work on the Richmond
& Alleghany; Railroad, tix mi lea from
that town. . Six of the negroes, were
ctnvicls. - ' '
A despatch from Dublin aaVi, Mr.
John Dill iou hap I ecu released from Kit
mankain jail. Tlie same despatch says
a pastoral by AichJ-BUbop MeCabe wa
i'nI ill nil llin i-ijitm-1i nf tliw nrr-hl.o.
ccses of Dublin im Sunday, in which the"
Arch-Bishop says v "We intnt raise oor
voice, even at the ik of being misun
dcrtood by fiieuds itnd misrepresen
ted by enemies, nnd warn lhe eopIt
against an alarming, impending danger.
Some months ago when an nlliniue l
tween Ireland and tho infidela of Palis
was conrted by unauthorized ageut,oMr
Catholic instiiH'U recoiled from the dis
honoring uuiou. r Similar attempts -r
still being made. The pastoral addrts
states that secret societies are deadly
enemies of domestic pcate and nathwiai
Something New is Stiktungs. "Sil
ken hosiery is all tire rage iu Paris jut
now.' fco says a fashion paper,"and we
opine that male hnmauity is apt to spec
ulate as to what "ailken hosiery" U. lUxt
there is soiucthiriiC odd following thU tin
nounccnient, nnd it i this : The hu-dery
is ornamented with insertion f por
traits and wcdallions in iMMiit lae-. or
ttcrhaps photographs of loving awaiiu are
inserted hele and 'there into the i!eu
tlinitiJ Th! 1jltir i iwivt-l x
least, ti na uw inerni oi oniuiiill V,
eveu if it is silly. Attimcs it might be
awkward, for it won hp lie Mmewhat au-
noying fora fellow to.Wk at his lady
love's -i(Krkings aud find ajuother fellow'
portrait giiuniug at hlnahronh the bat s.