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MOSES I. STEWART, Editor,
THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1879.
Typhoid fever is still prevalent in
Superior Court, Mecklenburg county
begins August 25th and lasts for three
Yellow fever has increased in Memphis
since our last issue. A general panio
A Texas dog ate up eight dollars
worch of postage stamps and was mailed
to tbat other clime
Tbe New York Herald pronounoes the
city police a fraud, and a costly one at
that—s3,soo 000 a year 1
The Great Desert of At'rioa is to be
flooded, and the Isthmus of Panama is
to be severed ! The ond is nigh.
Cotton factories are paying better in
the Sooth than in the North. This is
the best immigration advertisement in
Gen. Tom Thumb was capsized while
sailing in his yaoht on a pond at Mid
d'eboro, Mass., the other day. A passing
boat picked him up.
A terriffio and destructive storm
swept over Massachusetts on the lGth,
destroying vast amounts of property and
John A. Hyqpan, oolored, formerly
Congressman from the Second District,
is assistant to the mail clerks between
Baltimore and Cumberland.
Henry Page set out to preach mor
monism in Georgia. He had made
about 100 oonverts and taken six wives,
when be was arrested for bigamy.
If Mr. Hayes is out of employment,
the oountry pumpkin shows not being in
season yet, he might win the everlasting
gratitude of the South by vetoing the
Chastine Cox has been tried and con
victed of the murder of Mrs. Hull, in
New York, and sentenced to be hanged
ou the 29th of August.
The best news that has oome from
Cuba in many months is that her sugar
crop exceeds that of last year by more
than a hundred thousand tons.
Mr. Moody will pass the summer at
Northfield, and early in the fall go to St.
Louis, where he will remain six months,
having the aid of Mr. San key, who is to
return from England.
John Duncan, ot Cherokee oounty,
Alabama, has a powder gourd 156 years
old. It was grown in South Carolina
by his great grandfather. It has been a
rule to pass it from one generation to
another and Mr. D has requested his
children to do thp same.
Good news comes frotu Maine. The
Republicans have lost ground decidedly,
it is believed. The Augusta Standard
says that from all patts of the State re
ports of losses are received. It thinks
the prospects for the Democrats much
better than last year. So be it.
George C. Bingham, ex-adjutant gen
eral of Missouri, and the author of the
painting known as "General Order No.
11," died at Kansas City, on the 14th,
nged seventy-four. He was an artist of
considerable ability, a politician and a
great hater of Gen. Tom Ewing.
la the Texas IIou«e of Delegates last
Saturday an altercation and fight occur
red between Representatives Asbbel
Smith and Bob Taylor Both were old
gentlemen, Smith being nearly 80, and
a democrat, while Mr. Taylor is the re
publican leader in the House. Dr. Smith
kicked Taylor. There was a great up
roar when Smith hallowed to Speaker
Cochrane ; "I was only illustrating the
Governor's position of pay as you go."
Miss Lou Boiling, one of Richmond's
bella, was litterally r. aeled alive on the
3d inst She bad retired to her room
for the evening, aod after lighting her
lanp she thrvw the burning paper to the
haarth from which her dress took fi>e
sod wag only extinguished when the
iMt remnant of hor garments were eon
named. She lived until the afternoon
following, when death was a welcome
visitor She was about 20 years of age.
Cmnps IN FBANKUN. —A gentleman
who has been through almost the entire
oounty, reports the drought not very bad
and the ornpa looking pretty well.
DON'T SPEAK OF IT.
Ob, no ! Don't discuss the Railroad
question in this county It would ruin
the county even to speak of such an en
terprise boyond tne home circle, and we
have felt its blighting effects already by
some evil-disposed persons making this
ruinous subjeot neighborhood chat.
Wev'3 had too much of this Railroad
talk, and we hope the good people will
not be d sturbed with such oonse any
more. It is a question of no importance
to any citizen, and its agitation should
cease at once.
The most redioulous and absurd idea
we have ever known a people to enter
tain is the one so prominent at present,
that of building a Railroad
The idea of a Railroad, when we have
wagon teams that can make a trip from
our county-seat to the nearest market of
importance, with a load,. (and return.)
in three days, is by tar the most prepos
terous ever conceived by our countymen.
Now, lets be at ease, and stop this
everlasting Railroad hubub, and "hold
our own," as the man who started in the
world with less than ten dollars and ten
years thereafter counted up and found
$S on hand and exol»iai''d, "I've buld
my own remarkably well 1"
Is the moon made of green oheeae ?
The Ohio Republicans are in a deci
dedly amusing .quandary. They under
took to conduct the campaign on the
war issue, but the Democrats had the
bad taste to put two Union soldiers, oue
of them a cripple, at the head of their
ticket, and as during the dark and trying
hours of the rebellion Mr. Foster bad
remained at home in Fostoria selling
hams and calico at war prices the battle
flag was judiciously hauled down. There
upon the word was passed to "let up"
on the great and agonizing issue of the
next rebellion, and bear down bard upon
the financial issue. Rut unhappily the
plat-form-makers had not kept this con
tingency in view. So there the Repub'
lioaos of Ohio are running a country
grocer who never set a substitute or a
box of bard-taok, much less a pqnudron,
in the field, against a Union veteran,
in order that the grand results which
the Union veteran fought for may not
be betrayed by bim ; calling on the stal
warts to vote for the man who denounoed
Kellogg and secured the abandonment of
his government in order that the folly of
abandoning Kellogg may be made mani
fest and rebuked, and dodging t&e silver
question to show how fearlessly and firmly
ihey have taken up their position on the
financial issue 1
Lo ! TOE TOOR INDIAN—The Indian
question is again being stirred up. Half
the trouble arising fromr thi9 source
oould be avoided hy proper management.
The Indiana have but little desire to
change their oondition; yet without
doubt wbat the Euglish have done we
oan do. and the Canadian Indian has
been converted into at least a peaceable
oitizen. "To be sure we do oot advocate
their admission to suffrage until they
become qualified to cast the ballot; but
we do hopd that eventually this aborigi
nal rao-5 will be constrained by force of
oircumstanees to abandon tbeir primitive
mode of life and oonform to the customs
of the dominant race which surrounds
them. When this shall be, then at least
we may admit them to suffrage, just as
all the Indians of Wectern North Caro
lina are now enjoying that attribute to
A man in Atlanta, 111 , had been so
short a time a widower that he feared
the public would censure him for mar
rying again immediately ; but he told his
sweetheart that he would marry her se
cretly, and publish the fact later. They
went to Chicago clandestinely, and were
made one by a olergymau under assumed
names. The bnsband went further west
to go into business, and the wife returned
to ber home. At the end of a year the
wife thought that the time bad come to
claim her rightful position, and went to
join her husband. But he ignored their
relations and the shock threw her into a
brain fever, of whioh she died-
Some time prior to the Khedive's ab
dication a weekly newspaper, printed in
Arabic at Paris, obtained, notwithstand
ing the efforts of the police, wide circu
lation in Egypt, and it is averred that
300 oopios were disposed of to guests at
a wedding where the Khedive was pres
ent. It contained striking caricatures of
high 'iflicials, aod displayed a wonder
fully intimate acquaintance with the
inner life of the vioeregal court. The
editor, a clever Jew and former favorite
of the Viceroy, had been deputed from
his offices and was furious
BALTIMORE, July 18—General Wm.
T Barry, Colonel of thn 2d Artillery, in
command at Fort MeHenry, died at
11:15 to day.
TUB TOBACCO CROP.
The Virginia Tobacco Journal his
reports from the state of tbe weed crop
from ten counties in that State from
which it appears that only rain is needed
to make a fair average orop.
Granville is the only county reported
from North Carolina. From it more
than an average yield is expected Ken
tucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio and
Missouri, will make less than half i
orop. Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania
and Conneotiout report good orops, need
ing only rain.
The Journal resumes, that under the
most favorable auspices, the orop will be
not more than two thirds of the average
in quantity, but above the average in
A rioh vein of iron ore has been
found on the plantation of Mr, H. M.
Oliver, on Otter river. A shaft has been
sunk 80 feet deep. Tbe vein is 80 feet
wide and the supply inexhaustible. Mr.
Barbour, Maj Randolph, and Mr.Tfeid
of tbe Midland railroad, with others,
have leased it for ten years, and are
fixing to work it. It is highly probable
that a narrow gaugo railroad will be
built for that purpose. The quality of
the ore is said to be equal to any in the
State or anywhere else.
So muoh for building tbe Lynchburg
and Danville railroad, and we are glad
wo had a hard in it. The prospect is
fine for developing tho mineral resources
of the State which will bring prosperity
upon the oountry.
We congratulate Mr. Oliver upon the
prospect he has of making a considerable
amount out of his ore. He took 51. 200
in stoek in the railroad whiob has not
paid him anything, but now be will pro
bably get bis reward indirectly by tbe
dcyelopmcnt of bis iron mines—Dan
We advise our people not to encour
age any suoh nonsense as a railroad, by
taking stock in the same, as they might
discover an iron, goal or some other
mine on their premises and then they
would have to be bored with opening
and shipping the same, and whats worpe
they would be troubled with a surplus
supply of money. Nonsense, this Bail
A correspondent of the Danville Ke*s
writing from Louisiana and Missouri,
"That tho West offers inducements
for immigration cannot be denied, but
the kind it wants is that which oan
bring oapital with it. The capitalist can
profitably invest in mining stocks,
farming lands, or stock raising, and real
ize a handsome income on the invest
ment. But the moneyless man, depend
ent on his muscle alone, has got a hard
road to travel anywhere, and I fail to see
that he is materially benefitted by going
West. There are, in tbe newly settled
districts, already laborers enough to sup
ply the demand for some time to cc.mo.
In all branches of the meohanics thou
sands of workmen who oanaot find em
ployment at tbeir own trades, and are
willing to work at anything to make a
living. Wages are low, and supplies of
all kinds unusually high."
North Carolina oan offor greater in
duoementa to immigrants than any other
country of which we are informed. No
tornadoes, no yellow fever, no malaria,
no Northers, no prairie fires and no
muddy water ; oheap land, healthful cli
mate, cultivated, moral population,
churches, good mills and markets, cheap
transportation and popular elections.
When this country arrives at that
point where an alligator can stand on
his tail and hurl logs and things at inof
fensive citizens we tbi-ik it it time for
Gov. Jarvis to order out the militia.
Liaten to this, whiob comes from Stone
wall, Pamlico county, aa given by tbe
Newbcrn A ut Shell;
"On July, 3rd, about tnnset, S B
Lane and his three tons, on crossing a
swamp on their way home, were attacked
by the largest and most ferocious alliga
tor ever seen in these p He tore up
the ground and seemed to stand oo bis
tail and obunk them with logs. Thoy
fought him manfully with poles and
litnba, but finally had to climb the treea.
Hit bellowings shook the spongy swamp
ground like an earthquake. P C Diln
mar heard the rumpus and comiog to
their rescue, brought the monster down
with three loads of buck-sbot and four
pistol balls down bis throat."
HBOKI JAIL —Two negroes committed
for trial at the next term of court broke
out of jail in Halifax Sunday night.
When the jailor went io, one of them
threw some lime in bis eyes and blinded
him so that he could not see them, and
the two made their escape. A third one
attempted to leave, but the jailer caught
his hand in the door and held him fast
until assistance arrived. A reward is of
fered for the fugitives by Sheriff Dawson.
Fortunately the jailor's eyes were not
seriously injured, though the lime was
very painful for a while — Roanoke Newt.
Our Washington Letter,
WASHINGTON, D. .C., July 16, '79.
Senator Thurman thus sums up the
results of the late eession of Congress :
"la my judgement no session of Con
gress has done more for the vindication
of the principles of American liberty.
We have successfully maintained the
prinoiple that the bayonet shall not oon
tro! the ballot box ; we have repealed the
infamous juror's test oath law ; we have
provided for impartial juries in the Fed
eral Courts, north and south, and we
have maintained the principle that the
Federal Government shall not interfere
in the election of the officers of the
States. A greater declaration in favor
of popular liberty has not been made
since the adoption of Magna Cbarta."
The intellect of tha Radical party
press is just now devoted to the Demo
crats and Conservative men who, through
merit or by means of competitive exam
inations, have secured clerkships in the
departments. Among the three or more
thousand clerks, messengers, etc., here
there may be fifty who are not Republi
cans, and not mere than that number. I
hope tbese will all be turned out. In
some cases their will he individual hard
ship, of course, but the "spite work"
which deprives these competent men of
their places will have some effect upon
the minds of sensible men throughout
the oountry. The Republican party has
now no ambition higher than spoils
The politician and statesman still linger
ing at (he Capitol have reoeived notice
ot a very important gathering to be held
in Saratoga, N Y , on the 6th, 7th and
Bth ot August coming. It will be un
der the auspices of the American Bank
ers Association, but in its arrangements
it will oover much more ground than
that fact seems to contemplate. The
President of the Association is Alexan
der Mitchell, of Milwaukee, a well
known democrat, and eminent in com
mercial affairs. The gathering will have
no political significance, but is expected
to do much towards informing the ooun
try in matters of finanoe and trade, and
perhaps towards reconciling conflicting
news touching future legislation.
Speeches will be given upon the subject
of resumption, revenue, banking, the
growth and wealth of productive power
currency demands, commercial needs
and the material progress of the country.
The savings banks and trust institutions
of the country will form a subject of
serious consideration, and means for
tbeir extension and improvement for the
benefit of the industrial classes will be
discussed. In short the Convention will
take a wide range and assume natioual
Hon. Wm E Chandler submitted to
various interviews while in this city a
few days since In fact, he enjoy* being
interviewed, and gives his opinions, es
pecially ot individuals, with freedom.
He says Grunt may be the Republican
candidate in 1880 if he is willing to
enter into a scramble for the nomination ;
that Klaine's chances are fair, and ihut
Sherman oaunot be nominated. He
says Huycs is now as radical as auybody,
and that the civil service reform of this
administration is an exploded humbug.
"Uoole Tom," of Columbia county,
Fla., informs us that Maj Ellis, of Baid
county, mustered up his battalion of
children, grandchildren and stepchildren
on the 3rd instant, to tbe number of 101
present and accounted for at roll call,
inoluding a few BOPS and daughters-in
law. "Multiply and replenish the earth"
is a divine command the Major is bound
to carry out. Columbia county is cer
tainly very much indebted to him for
raising suoh a brood of Democrats, for
no Badioal bloody shirtcr, male or female,
sullies their rauks.— Savannah (Ga.)
DIKD or LOCK JAW— John Bird, a
well known colored drayman of this city,
stuck a nail iu'o one of his feet about
two works ago, and Sunday morning,
about 2 o'clock he died from the effects
of tetanus, or lock jaw He occupied a
tenement on the premises through which
Jim Heaton ran Saturday night, in trying
to escape the pursuing officers, and only
about fifty or sixty yards from the spot
where the body was found, aud it is
thought that excitement incident to the
suicide and the finding ot the remains
may have hastened his death. He was
in tbe employ of Mr. J C. Heyer at
the time of his death, and was about 22
years of age Wilmington Star.
SnoT HIMSELF —A young man by the
name of W I. Hurt, living in the neigh
borhood of Gill's Creek in Franklin
oounty, shot himself twice, last Saturday.
He placed the pistol right at his head
and fired. This happened in the yard
at bis home; his mother ran oat and
seized him ; he fired a second time while
she had hold of him. Fortunately neither
ball entered the Bkull. It is stated tbat
he was out of his right mind, and that
love had something to do with it. He
was confined, and will probably go to
Staunton, where we are in hopes he may
be oured.— Danville Times.
FIQIIT —David Murphy, of Henry Co.,
shot William Lewis,at Leaksville,Satur
day night in a quarrel. The ball whieh
was from a small pistol struok bim just
oyer the eye and glanoed, going through
his hat brim. The wound is an ugly
and painful one but not dangerous.—
Wilmington Star ; There are some
half doseo railroad (oivil) engineers in
North Carolina, who woold be glad to
have work. The Oxford and Hender
son Railroad goes to New England in
search of one. That is obaraoteristio.
The Caswell tobacco orop it not prom
ising thus far.
Mr. Wn. Cleek, of Bath recently
killed four boars — Montgomery Messcn
The Leesburg Wnshingtonian says:
Those who have threshed their wheat
make most excellent reportsof the amount
raised per acre.
Officer Jno. Thompson, of Stan'y
county, phot a negro named Forest, whom
be was endeavoring to arrest Tbe
wound is probably a fatal one
ATLANTA, July 18.— James V Nethers,
of Union, 3 C., committed suioido by
putting his head on the railroad track
and letting the train run over him.
ARM BROKEN —Buck Argabright, of
Blacktburg, had his left arm broken on
Tuesday last, by a rock thrown at him
by G. Hines — Montgomery Messenger.
We learn that thirty-six of the con
viots at work at the head of the Western
North Carolina Railroad I ave been re
turned to the Penitentiary for medical
The sale of the White Sulphur Sptings
has been changed to Tuesday the 26th
day of August 1879, instead of July
30th, as advertised in this paper last
week.— Montgomery Messenger.
A self adjusting switch has been in
vented and patented by a Mr. Weant of
Mooksville, Davie county, whioh will
prove of great value and convenience to
engineers.— Gulihboro Mail.
There is a Baptist noblaman at Chat
ham, Va., who is himself a tract society.
He is president, secretary, treasurer,
and gives all the money and does all the
directing. He has his own colporteur,
and, we hear, he likes the business so
well that he will probably increase his
lorce in the field. — Religious JJerahl.
Obstructions were placed upon the
track of the Carolina Central Railway
between Boggan's Cut and Polkton a
short time since. Mr. Hilburn, tbe seo
tion master, had them removed, and
while guarding the place that night rone
one fired on him from ambush, the bullet
penetrating his clothing.
INYBNTION. —Messrs. B. L and G. W.
Vernon, of Greensboro, N. C, have in
vented a railway switch sigual, the prin
cipal feature of which is that the switch
man can not release his switoh rails with
out first displaying a red or danger sig
nal, which oaunot be removed until the
track is again secured.— Winston Repub
A thief entered tbe residence of Mr.
Wm. Suiiihdeal, in the Eastern ward,
one night last week, during the absence
of the family, and robbed his wardrobe.
This is a rare occurrence here, and we
think tlie thief was most likely a tramp,
and not a resident of tho town — Salix
Judge Settle and family, of Florida,
are visiting relatives in this place. We
are glad to learn they will spend the
Summer in Roi kiogham and Guilford.
We regret to learn that both the Judge
and his lady, have been suffering frurn
chills and fever. We hope our pure
air and healthy olimatc may speedily
remove the malaria from tbeir tj-teuis
ReuhviUe News. *
The Snnw Hill correspondent of the
Goldaboro Mrttenger reports the serious
wounding of E. Mitchell by a gun ei
plosion, and the mortal wounding of a
small negro boy by a larger Colored boy.
The big boy scared the mule the little
boy was driving, which caused him to
cut the other with his whip Thereupon
the big buy hurled a cart round which
broke the little boy's skull.
This is what the Concord Register says
of the Factory run in that town by the
Odell Company :
The factory is running oo full time
and the operatives are looking happy-
The Company say that tbey have order ß
for their plaids as fast as they can tern
them out. It is a lively spot, and the
handsome appearaoce that the young
lady operatives make when they turn
out on Sunday, show that they are well
paid, and contented.
For the *pe«*dy Cure of bemlnal Weak neaa. Loat
Manhood aim all disorders brought on by Indis
cretion or t'xccw. Any ImiKiclst ha* the ingre*
(Ilfi-IH. AdtlrrM. |>r. H. JAQI7EM A CO.,
ISO WMI Ninth Ntiwt, iWiaaatt, O.
WINSTON, TV. C.
For the Sale of Leaf Tobacco !
PIEDMONT WAREHOUSE sold more parcels of Loaf Tobaoco last Tubaeoo
Tluui any Warehouse in Town !
THE SALES AT PIEDMONT last Tobaoco year amounted to over (1,500,000)
One Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds.
PIEDMONT is the only Warehouse in Town that has side lights and sky lights,
and is the best lighted Sales-room ID Town.
Th'i building oontains 14,200 square feet of floor room, making it not only the
largest Warehouse in Winston, but in the State
We now have in our Town Fifteen Tobacco Factories, with a prospect of
more in the future. Our Leaf Dealers have orders from Riohmond, Petersburg
und Bsltimore, also from Canada, and willing to pay liberal prices for all good To
BRING US YOUR TOBACCO
jn large parcels and in good order, and we guarantee you highest market prioe.
NORFLEET & VAUGHN, Proprietors.
W- A. S. PIKRCB, of Stokes Co., J. QA. BARUAM, JAMES S. SCALKS,
Book-keeper. Auctioneer. Floor Manager
January 23, 1879.
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The Bolargraph Watch!
A perfect Time-keeper, Hnnting-O'se, and
HUAVY PLATKO CHAW, latest style. We war
rant it for lire years to denote lime as ao
curately as a SIOO Chronometer Watch, ami
will give the exact time in any part of lli»
world It also contains a FitisT-Cr.Ass COM
PASS. worth alone the price wc charge for the
Time-keeper. For Men, Bivs, Mechanics,
School Teachers, Travellers, aud Farmers it is
indispensable. They areas good as a high
priced watch, and in many oases more reliable.
Boy*, think of it I A Hunting-Case Watch
and Cham for SIOO The SOL.ARGRAPII
WATCH is U9ed by the Prinri|>al of the
Somerville High School, and is being fast in
troduced into all the schools throughout the
United States, and is destined to become the
most useful Time keeper ever invented. The
POLARURAPH WATCH received a Medal at
the Mechanics' Fair, at Hoslon, in 1878.
This is no toy, but is made on scientific
principals, and every one warranted to be
accurate and reliable. We have made the
price very low simply to introduce them at
once, after which the price will be raised.
The SOLARGRAPH WATCH ANI> OrfATN
is put up in a neat outside cart), and sent by
mail to any address for SI.OO We bare
made the price solnw, please send two stnmps
if convenient to help pay postage. Address
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