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JOHNSTONE JONES, Editor.
Satqrday, January 4,' 1873
The ; Hcod-E arl y-Baeringe-
CfcrTiiovERSY. General Rufus Bar-
ringer's reply . to the last letter of
Gciieral Jubal. A. Early appears in
to-day's Observer.- " ' :.
1 It is a matter of t regret "that, this
controversy so innocently begun,
should thus have drifted into bitter,
aggravating personalities. ,
i The "wrangle is likely to end in
"wrath ; but we hope it will end in
nothing more than smoke. It is
time think to 'say, 'Gentlemen,
play 4tut's '
Carpet-Bagger Defined. It is
funny to see such a paragraph as this
in the columns of a journal edited
and 'conducted by a simon-pure
omme du sac .:"
I "No person , says a writer in th e
Philadelphia Aae. aobears to have
npticed the Philological fact that the
term "carpet-bagger" is a literal
translation of the French phrase,
omme du sac," which is defined in
tlje dictionaries as a brogue, thief,
and so forth.'
. Carpet-bag editors should , watch
their 'columns more closely. This
wja backhanded lick .which is ten
fold more aggravating than if it had
been a direct blow from the dub of
tonae Democratic Hercules.
Iredell County .Bonds. Twelve
thousand dollars of bonds of Iredell
cobntywere sold within the past
two days in Charlotte by the Atlan
tic, Tennessee and Ohio Railroad.
Tmey brought a line price.
, This is a gratifying'evi Jence of the
healthy financial condition of this
sterling old county. It speaks well
for the credit of the good citizens of
Iredellwho ' in point of industry,
honesty and general intelligence,
stand pre-eminent among " the com
munities of this State.
Their securities are always good,
and among a people whose "word is
as good as their bond," capitalists
niay safely invest their money.-
REVISION OF FEDERAL LAW,
For several years a commission of
hich Col. Victor Barringer of this
tate is a member. Jias been engaged
lites of the 1jriitedtte;'AitttoBriipr
shape. The work approaches com
pletion, and will soon be put out
Upon the country. .
It is well enough to have the laws
in such shape that the people and
lawyers may be able to understand
tbem-i'but what is the;use of having
well-grdained Federal Jaws Jf; they
are ; t$ be, deperideh t for their kx eciit
tion SponJthe mere will and pleas
ire of Federal Judges, as ,in-the case;
0f Judge; Purell's setting ' aside the
State .gpvernment of Louisiana'?
i?eaerai jaw is last becoming a
fiiockTery arid a jesL Justice is me
ted out by FederaV Judges only, when
i suns ineir convenience or picas
jirv. .flChe. Federal s Judges are -3but
tools in the hands of the Admiriis-
tration ; and their pliable judgments
are moulded in accordance with the
Will of the nartv leaders. A nod
from our American Caesar at Wash
ington is sufficient to turn the scale
of Justice iu any ot the United States
, courts, and "decide the weightiest of
pauses Congress enacts a law that
infracts the constitution in its most
Vital parts : the Supreme Tribunal of
American Justice sleeps .over it.
.judge Bond makes of the Judicial
ermine a cloak for his bitter vindic
tiveness ;.he is applauded. Judge
" purell overthrows a sovereign State
ana establishes a negro despotism
Over "a noble race of" white people; he
is sustained in it, and the approving
pmne oi tne Administration are
feecretly awarded him.
ine tact stands patent to the
world now that whenever the Ad-
muiiBwaiiuu is a narrv to a suit in
tne lveaeral Court, or the Radical
party is interested iri; any legal pro-:
iceeding, in such court, justice flies
lout at the windows., 7;
I But, let the Federal law be thor
sougniy Revised and codified. The
; people will , then the more readily
perceive how often its plaipestenact
jments are violated, and how little
1 real justice is ; meted out, by that
j.on ui puuau servants Known as
Federal Judges, but more properly
designated as Tools of the 'Adminis
tration" ! V'
Admirable of the noble character
ana conduct of George Washington
jsnot confined to;hii native land.
On his death, Napoleon Bonaparte.
then First Consul, hadthe colors"bf
every ir.ench regiment,, draped :with
black prape. In , E ngland . even his
signature sells for. "the highest price.
,At a .recent sale in,, London Jin
autograph letter from , him to the
Rev. Mr. ;Boucher, of 'Annapolis;
respecting the education of his ster
son, realized $125,' Atthesametime
nd place a letter from . Napoleon
brought one fifth of tbat sum, , i
jos. vv . xxoiuen is sick, at oaiisuu
ry. ' Wake county Jail has 18 inmates,
all colored. , ; ' - , -
There were 09 marriage licenses is
sued in Wake county last month. ,
The Raleigh Sentinel learns that re
cently some one hundred negro emi
grants left Cabarrus county, tempted
by higher wages, for the Southwest.
Forty left in one day.
Sprague & Co. have established . a
shingle factory 14 miles from Mor
David and J. C. Pritchard in Alex
ander county manufacture pianos.
Morganton has had a bachelors club
for eight years called "Company Q."
Mn John B. Neathery, of this city
was to-day re-appointed Private Sec
Tretary to the5 Governor, says the Sen
tinel. " ' ' '
Pat Cline, country merchant in
Catawba county, lost all his large
stock of fall and winter goods, and
his store burnt down. The stovepipe
The locomotive Paul C. Cameron,
on the N. C. R. R., "snapped in twain"
her connecting rods yesterday while
moving toward the city. , So says the
The Sentinel says : "Jno. Riley, Esq.,
State Auditor, appeared in pur city
vesterday and took the oath'of office
Mayor Whitaker, acting in his ca
pacity as justice of the peace, admin
istered the oaths.
Hon. H. G. Onderdonk;, Managing
Receiver of the Wilmington, Char-
otte A Rutherford Railroad, donated
$50 to the Ladies' Benevolent Society
of Wilmington for charitable purpo
On New Year D.av, the employes
of the Wilmington Journal presented
the senior editor, Maj. J.i A. Engel
hard, with a handsome ebony cane,
surmounted with an elegantly carved
Printing was introduced into this
State in 1749, by James Davis who
published the North Carolina Gazette
in Newbern, "with freshest advices,
oreign and .domestic. It was week
v on post sized folio. In 1851 North
Carolina had 43 newspapers ; one tri
weekly, four semi-weeklies and the
balance weekly or monthly. Major
Seaton Gales then published the old
Raleigh Register, and was the first to
ever attempt the publication of a
Daily in North-Carolina.
The Raleigh Era says : A corres
pondent from Hillsboro writes us the
following : A few days ago the vene
rable ex-Gox. Graham was traversing
our streets afoot, while the snow
abounded, and the young gents be
tnfiaaed in a snowball frolick
captured theovern or and heldJjim
e: . .. ... t k x LI.: - 1
ior ransom. VAfexuis-xriticHi junc
ture the venejfuble Judge Laws came
to the Governor's assistance and
stoodiif bail for ten minutes. But
another lark happened to pass whose
broad shoulders appeared inviting to
snowballs, and while the young gents
vfere pelting him the Governor made
fiis escape and forfeited; his bail.
Judge Laws, true to his obligation.
stepped up and paid the forfeit to the
tune of a few bottles of "Cheek's
; Benevolence of the Rothschilds.
Messrs. de Rothschild Brothers
have sent $10,600 to be applied to
pay the winter's rent of poor persons
not actually paupers. " They do this
(and will hereafter annually make a
similar donation for the same ob
ject) in conformity to the wishes of
tneir me iatner. wnat immense
sums of money this family annual
ly distributes ! They support a
Jews hospital, a free dispensary and
medical office (the two last open to
all creeds), a boys' school, a girls'
school, a retreat for aged and infirm
Hebrews. No woman in 5child-bed
appeals to them without receiving
Secuniary. assistance ; no person in
istress applies to them who (if his
stOrv nrove trrie. and tlifv kftfin two
pRabbis constantlveneaeed in investi-
gating these applications) is not re
lieved; the Jewish" ecclesiastical au
thorities are authorized to draw up
on them to relieye any distress
among their Hebrew; brethren. If
any general calamity fall upon a
Hebrew community (for instance,
the expulsion, of the Jews from Tan-
gier8 during the Spanish invasion of
Morocco, or the ill-treatment pi He
brews in the Danubian principalities)
they instantly dispatch' agents, with
large supplies ofmene3rto the scene
ot sunering. They support a syna
gogue, with charitable instittuions
attached to it, at Jersusalem. In
deed, there is no end to their liberal
ity. Greeley of the Tribune, Bennett of
the Herald, Spalding of the World,
and Edward A. Pollard of the Rich
mond Examiner, all died in 72. Maj
Gens. Meade and Halleck, of the re
gular army, and Lt. Uens. Jewell
and Anderson of the Confederate
army died in.. '72. .While among our
statesmen we count on the dead roll
of that year,- Seward,jex-Postm aster
General Randall, ex-Minister . to
Russia" Ingesaoll, Humphrey Mar
shall of Kentucky, ex-Senators, Wall
of New -Jersey, -Grimes of Iowa,
Walker of Wisconsin, the lamented
Bragg "of N. C, Van Winkle of
West ViJginia, and Senator Garrett
Davis of Kentucky ;
Miss' "'Mary Atkins' of Eureka.
r (Wisconsin) 16 years old, had been
sick, ana necause ner motner xoroade
her going to'a festival at night with
a young man named J Rounds; she
swallowed a dose of strychine : unbe
known to her mother, j Then she sat
down and wrote a note and .went to
knitting., ,And then she sat and knit
and sung until she was taken violent
ly sick'and died in, two hours.
' From'the StfLouis Democrat Dec. 18.
TThe grandest and most reliable
show now on exhibition in this'vi
cinity in the ice gorge above the
bridge. It is a free entertainment;
but were theatre prices charged for
the privilege of looking at it there
would scarcel v be a . diminution of
the throngs that daily haunt the riv
er bank watching the vast panoram
ic display before them. The Missis
sippi has dissolved and vanished, and
where it lay ' is now 'spread a vast
sheet of glistening ice, andupon it is
encamped an army of wayfarers with
all the accompaniments of trains and
cattle. From the levee the sight is
exhilarating, and its quick transfor
mations and rapidly-shifting situar
tions. kaleidoscope in their sudden
changes from grave to gayr frora-
mirthful to mournful, present at
tractions rarely held up for,.the,.con
templation of our citizens. ,
; Compared with the fewdays 'imr
mediately preceding it, yestesday
was mild arrd pleasant. The sun
came ot and attended to business
in a style that has not characterized
its exertions of late. The cold wind
that has lately prevailed died away,
and the ice bridge did a heavy busi-.
ness. Early in the morning teams
crept slowly the bank, bound for the
frozen thoroughfare. The levee was
slippery, and though horse-beddiug
was liberally strewn over the- ap
proach to the floats, there wertfmore
or less accidents from collisions as
the merrv teamsters vied with each
other in cheerful competition for ac
cess to the iee. As the day wore on
the crowd oil vehicles was immense.
The limitednumber of approaches
necessarily reduced travel to a snail s
pace, but the tedious moments of
waiting were; musical with the voices
of drivers and bullwhackers. The
field of ice wsis spanned by .a iQjig
black ribbon of teams, in transitu or
waiting to be pulled to the bank by
additional horses or mules. Tramp
ing bands of pedestrians dotted the
broad white surface. Alm ost Wery
nationality under the sun was repre
sented, and at many tongues as there
were stones in the Tower of.BabeJ.
There are three or fonr roadways
across the ice. cut between the huge
cakes and miniature bergs that lie
piled beside them. The thorough-
lares are smooth, though now ; sadly
cut up by the hoofs of quadrupeds
and the wheels "of heavily-laden wag-
ons. Still it is pleasant travelling,
and certainly facilitates traffifc. An
immense number of vehicles crossed
and recrossed yesterdav, and t is
said that more freight was brought
to and taken from the citj than in
any four days in the history of the
town. It had been for several days
accumulating, and, with the oportu-
nity offered tor its transler, it was
dispatched in quantities testing the
capacity of all sorts of procurable
teams. i, . --:
There was no increase of approachV
es to the Ice : there were only five
bridges of the day before, bjit,the
travel was better" system izedj aiid
consequently without the 'contfnual
block that lias heretofore beeo the
feature. The bridges 6f the Transfer
Company, though private, were fre
quently auacKea uy onisiae ieam
sters, who forced their way through,
but the maiority were compelled to
resort to open floats, pay their toll,
mi 1 : It
and pass on. There is cotrsiaeraDie
money made on these bridges, ,and
not all of it in a fashion would .bear
strict scrutiny. They are owned . by
different parties, and though a driver
pay his twenty-five cents to get on
the ice, he i3 compelled to pay the
same price on the opposite side to
On the ice there is confusion, but
fun. The teams move slowly along
in single file, stopping occasionally
when a block comes, or turning off
to another road when they ;happen
to be near a crossing. Now and then
they are compelled to stand some
little time, and the" teamsters move
off to the nearest slide, and contri
bute their efforts to "keep the pot a
bilin'.'" The slides are humerous,v
and their patrons still more so.
Small boys are generally the pion
eers. A little scraping the snow is
cleared off a long, narrow streak of
clear, ice. Then down goes the first
small boy, closely followed by the
second, and the third and the fourth.
A driver sees how well they do it,
and down he goes the full length of
the slide, never losing his balance,
but performing his part with,' strict
fidelity to his perpendicularity.
Down they go again, one after the
other, reinforced at every turn, until
the line is longer than the slide, and
the sliders, close . together. The el
derly gentleraarirf Wha has watched
the sport intently, likes the looks of
it, and thinks he can do it, too. A
start of a hundred feet, a rush, and
down goes the elderly gentleman, flat
on his nose. But that don t
the fun. He rolls out, and down goes
the lines again. , Now and then a
gentleman abandons the use -of his
feet and accomplishes his slide with
his body bent at an acute angle, the
angle on the ice, while some of the
more venturesome go down the slide
on the back ot the heads.
No serious accident has occurred
to mar the festivities, though one
gentleman was considerable astoh'
ished. He was driving along leisure
ly beguiling the time by singings
madrigal," whereof the burden was an
apostrophe to a maiden named Peg,
who'had iWori his susceptible hearty
when suddenly his mules, disappear
ed. Hejumpled from his seat, but
the space formerly. occupied by those
mules : was only a hole in the ice.-
Long and earnestly he gazed" at the
hole; and finally remarked, ' as he
started for home, "Well I reckon.-. I
wbh't wait for 'em. V.
Eight members. bate been elected
by the Forty-third Congress who will
have served at the end of that term
10 consecutive years, namely : Blaine;
af Maine;. Dawes and -Hooper, v of
Massachusetts Kelly, Eandall. and,
Scofield of Pennsylvania ; Garfield,
of Ohio, and Fdridge, of Wisconsin.
The St. touls Ice
Brutal Treatment of an Old Han.
A nrrAsnondent of the New York
Sun, from Alachua, Florida, gives a
case of brutality tnat presents me
other side of the Ku-klux : question,
o nA tn si v hiivft been ; an 'incentive in
other similar instances ot. which the
advocates of the Ku-klux complain.
He says : -v " ''
' Tn this town fNewmansville) re
sides a feeble old gentleman; now in
the uuiety-hith.year pi nis age, jonn
Powers by name; who as early as 1812
enlisted in thearmy .of the United
States, fighting all through that war.
He was also with uecatur in nis ex.
pedition against Tripoli,, and served
in the Creek war under Jackson.
T,nst Satnrdav week this old gentle-
manr-while attending; to some little
matters in ' town; was assaulted ny a
stalwart negro, horsewhipped and
knocked down. Mr. Powers, through
the interference ..of another negro,
who had some resnect for his gray
hairs; made his escape, followed by
about thirty of these devils, shout-
ig, "Kill the d d old , kin
him." Fortunately he gained the
- - . ( . f
house of a friend, where he secured
a gun and put to bay the mob." '
The correspondent mentions other
outrages of the same character. He
"Onp. nf thft most reftent of these
outrages happened the 4th day of the
election at this precinct, and tne
writer and hundreds of others were
eye-witnesses to what follows. The
polls were opened at the usual hour,
and when the voting began it was
almost impossible to keen the nesrroea
from taking complete s possession of
tnem. auoui tne miauie oi me uay
a colored man voted for Greeley and
the Conservative State ticket,. when
a disturbance arose, whici was kept
no until late in the everting, and fi
nally culminated in a deadly assault
on two citizens otthe town, one oi
them (Dr. Jackson) was struck and
knocked senseless by a bludgeon of
some kind as he was entering nis
dwelling to go to his supper, and he
now lies in a- aangerous cunuinuii.
A gun was. fired at him while fall
ing, and some forty or fifty shot
penetrated the door of his house.
About the same -time a young man
was also assailed, but having been
strnck a slfintin? blow oil the side of
his head, he was only slightly stunn-
- " CD
ed. The only onense tnat tnese
gentlemen had committed was that
of voting as th ey saw fit,"
Four Men to be Hanged on Circum
From the New York World,
Four men, all of them whites, are
now laving in the county jail of Bur
net county, lexas, under sentence oi
death ; all to be executed at the same
place on January 15. Their names
are uenjamm oneioy, Arwiur oneii
by, Ball Woods, and William Smith.
"Theyswere alb sentenced for the
murder ' of Benjamin McKeever.
Their case taken in all its details, is
one of the most interesting in the
annals of criminal trials. The .evi
sive, Was entirely circumstantial.JSlc
Keever was shot from his horse, at
night near the residence of the Shel
bys, his Jthrbat then cut, and his body
carried oh horseback three miles and
thrown into a cave. A large rock
was placed on the bloody spot wh ere
his throat was cut, but this precaiw
tion, instead of concealing the crime,
led to the arrest of the criminals.
The keen eyes of a frontiersman saw
that the rock had been recently
placed there ; so it was removed, and
indications of blood found. A clo
ser search resulted in the further
finding, of a paper-wadding that had
been fired from a shotgun. On ex
amining a gun of Benjamin Shelby 's,
paper-wadding was likewise found in
it, and yet another wadding that had
been evidently fired from a shot-gun
like the first was found under Shel
by's doorstep,. In his house was
found a copy of the Chimney Corner,
and by comparison it was ascertain
ed that the three pieces of gun
wadding had been obtained from
that paper. Placed together, the
following enigma .. could be easily
read : ...
"With piece of paper or a slate.
Sit round the lire,.both large and small ;
A letter make, almost an eight,
And now you see what covers all."
There were several other circum
stances pointing strongly to the ac
cused men. as the hlurderers ; there
fore the jury that"tried them did not
hesitate to find them guilty of rour-:
der in the first degree. The verdict
is "generally approved by the citizens
of Burnet county, and the latest ad
vices from there" indicate that there
will probably be no interference by
superior courts or the Governor to
prevent the decreed quadruple exe
cution. Remarkable Gift Enterprise.
There is a smart family up town. It
consists of a father mother, nd
seven children. Before Christmas the.
old folks ' hit upon the following
shrewd plan : Selecting the families
of friends-in which there was . but a
single child, a handsome present was
purchased ,ahd sent to it a day itf ad
vance', in i the name of the ,Wven
youngsters of the schemingJEamily.
Of course thi? implied resmrpcity on
the part of the oldiolks' wnoowned
the single juvenile. 0 It oTaldhot do
to send one presentv for ;4 seven gift
makers, peith er, would; .it be appro
priate to send one less costly : or ele
gant than received. There being: no
other alternative than to reciprocate'
the compliment to all. in , kind; the
father of the lone yoiihgter, with a
heavy heart, dispatched seven- pre
sents, each in value equal to the one
his darling was favored :with, and
thus by a.little shrewd iniagnement,
the paternal ancestors of the seven
olive' branches reaped a seven-fold
dividend from their- thoughtful in
vestment, .yeriljv verily;, r "Cast thy
bread upon the waters, and after
many days it shall return unto thee."
--PAi7cf(Sfar, ," V ? .- -', '' Y . .
LATE TELEGRAPHIC SEWS.
Boutw ell Ahead in the t Massachusetts
t .Senatorial Race. '
Boston, Jan. 2. Tbe organization
of 'the Legislature indicates that
Boutwell will be. chosen Senator to
succeed Sumner. T . t-
Macon, Jan. 2. TheState Emigra
tion Convention is in night session.
The" Hon. J. F. Long; has been elect
ed permanent President. Two hun
dred delegates are present.
London. Jan. 2. The losr of the
steamship Minnesota; which arrived
. t . i m. . 1 1 . a. f TkT
at Liverpool ;i uesuay last, iroux x ew
York, shows that her, cargo of cotton
was on fire when the; vessel " was five
days out from the cotton port! One
hundred and fifty bales were destroy
ed, v ; . .
Fifth Avenue Theatre Burned.
Nkw York, Jan. l.The Fifth Ave
nue theatre on 24th street, adjoining
the Fifth Avenue hotel, burned to the
ground soon after the matinee per
formance this p. m. The audience,
which had assembled witness tbe
play of "False Shame' had scarcely
more than, dispersed when the fire
toss of Diamonds Grant Ma king a
Scape Goat of the Attorney Genera?.
New York, Jan. 2. Mrs. Gilbert
and Mrs. Davenport lost their dia
monds at the Fifth Avenue Theatre
fire. Musical instruments, and music
library are lost. Mr. Daly had no
insurance. Loss over a - quarter a
million. Valuables in the safe were
lost. The Theatre belonged to Jam es
Fisk's widow. Subscription have
been started for the burned out Thes
lfc A Herald's Washington dispateh
says : It appears that Attorney
General Williams, has been used as a
coer for ' usurpation by Federal
bavonets in the Louisiana trouble.
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He is allowed to be .made the target
of attack in order to; shield Presi
dent (j rant personally from the odi
um attached to the high handed ac
tion of the Government. Attorney
G en eral Wil 1 i am s b as m e rely ex ecu -ted
the orders of his chief. He has
done nothing of his 6 wn. volition in
the matter. The dispatch signed by
him and addressed to Pinchback,
recognizing him as the rightful Gov
ernor and the Kellogg faction in the
State House in New Orleans as the
rightful Legislature was dictated by
President Grant himself. 'It is evh
said. that it went against his legal
conscience to carry out the instruc
tions of the President. r
A Sai Death . A friend on the
South Fork writing us, speaks of the
death of Mr. Sidney Yoder a highly
respected young man living in that
Our correspondent says, "The week
preceding the United States Circuit
Court at Statesville, in November
last,-Andy Pvamsour, Peter Sharp and
Jno. Miller, went to IT Oder's house
at night, firing several 'shots at the
house as they approached, greatly
alarming Yodert his wife and chil
dren, and arrested him as a Ku-klux,
Yoder was in feeble health a con
sumptive. But notwithstanding this,
the blood-hound of this trio, who
has so often abused, and in the most
wanton manner, his official authori
ty, had him tied, and run him about
over the neighborhood that night,
hunting down other victims;- From
this night, our correspondent states,
his health began to decline, visibly,
and continued to decine until he
sank away to his eternal rest, on the
night of the 24th following. He
leaves two poor little children and a
distressed wjfe to mourn his loss.
Whether his blood is ubon thehands
of this inhumair wretch, or not, his
conduct under . such circum stances
was barbarous, and such as to cause
bis removal from the position he oc
cupies. We mean 'Andy Rain sour."
' Hickory Tavern Jbagle.
A Judicial Decision About Dogs.
A Judge, of a Washington Court re
cently decided, in .reference tp.a
question concerning the dog-tax,
that dogs are not property, but; are
simply "nuisances." Such was the
exact wordtised by, thfs misguide
man to express his. opinion of dogs.
It -wpuldii be interesting to .know
what respectable dogs tliink. of him.
Your dogs of intellect and character
is no respecter of persons. To win
his approbation, it is necessary that
a man should enjoy thekcqitaintance
of some other dog, who will vouch
for his respectability. -The man may
be a Judge, or occupy any other ele
vated station among men; but if,
upon a nasal inspection of his cluth
ing, a dog comes to the conclusion
that he is not admitedtOTespectable
canine circles, that maniis.;vnat bhlv
contemned as .worthleis beingr but
he is in great danger of ii a laceration
of his . legs. ; It m ay ' be taken for
granted that the Washington Judge
is not'on terms of r. intimacy. : with
dogs. If, therefore, thei.opininn of
him held by the .caninfe race were
ascertained, it would be found to be
at least as unfavorable as': his , own
opinion of dogsl N; Ya Times. .
- 'Very few; people know that the
chief ofthe Cherokees is a graduate
of Princeton College .and a man of
culture that v. the Cherokee : nation
has a society organized on the model
of modern civilization, with . newspa-
' ers, schools, court houses and . the
ike,; or that the highest prizes for
cotton were won at the St. Lonis
Fair by the Chickasaws.1
The Savage Club, of London, the
same that entertained Artemus Ward
and Mark Twairi; has. Applied the last
feather necessary to dislocate its spi
pal vertebrae, , by. entertaining,; that
nerambulating lunatic, Bates. .
Illness of Madam Bokaparte .
It is understood that the venerabl
Madam Bonaparte ( whose legal name
is. Mrs. ' Elizabeth Patterson,) who
has been in feeble h ealth for some
time past at her residence, comer of
St. Paul and Lexington streets, is at
present confined to her bed by an
illness which, taken in' connection
with her advanced agef i creates seri
ous apprehensions among her rela
tives and friends with respect to her
recovery. ..Madam Bonaparte was
married to Jerome Bonaparte, the
youngest brother of Napoleon (after
wards King of Westphalia,) in this
city, December 27th, 1303.
It appears one woman has been
found who can hold hor tongue.
Mrs. Annie By an, of St. Louis, was
wanted to testify in the trial of, her
husband, who made amurderous as
sault upon , her, but she refused to
testify, and the judge sent her to jail
for forty-eight hours. Still refusing
to testify the judge ordered her to
jail again to stay until she should be
willing to give her testimony. She
She was finally set at liberty by an
other judge under ft writ of habeas
Old Ben Wade'a daughter, who is
said to be one of the handsomest
girls In the State of Ohio, is engaged
to be married to a journeyman car
penter in Ashtabula.
TEN THOUSAND Paper Bags ! Straw
Wrapping Paper and Paper-Twine, for
sale at PUlikFOY'S.
MERCHANTS visiting Charlotte, will
find Writing Paper and Envelopes
very cheap, at PUREFOY'S.
Jan 4 ' , '
SCHOOL BOOKS !
FOUR Fine Pork Hogs, 6 bbls Large
'Sweet Potatoes, 2 bbls.T Large Onions',
1 Tierce of Sugar Cored JHams, new and
very fine, Heckler's Pork Sausage received
daily, Fisher's celebrated Mince Heat, 10
sacks strictly Family Flour, 20 bushels
find Mountain Apples, Chesnnts, Irish
Potatoes, Dried Fruit of all kiuds, 10 doz.
of Domestic Fresh Canned Peaches and
Cherries, all of which will be sold at th
lowest fignres, at B. N. SMITH'S.
. jan 4
JONES & JOKfXSTOX, Attorneys at Law,
have liioVed their office to the second
floor of-the Harty building near the Court
B . m . PR E S S O N .
Trade Street, next door to the Post Office,
Sign of the Elephant.
,A Fresh Lot of Sausage, Mince Meat,
Pork, Bntter, Chickens, Eggs, &c:, &c.
pgr FLOUR a specialty.
Produce sold on commission,
CHOICE Odd French Brandv for Medi
cinal purposes, at F. SCARR'S.
ATELSONS-Geletine a fresh supply, just
1M . received, at SCARR'S.
jan 3 .
New assortment of Kerosene Lamps,
il just in,' at r. ; SCARR'S.
THE BAKK OF MECKLENBURG,
CHARLOTTE,. N. C
Authorized Capital $500,000.
Jas.. Tukneb Tate, President.
Thos. Wj Dbwkt, Cashier,
' F. H. Dewey, Asst. Cashier.
AT THE BANKING HOUSE OF
TATE & DEWEY.
This .Bank Chartered Under Act of the
General Assembly and duly organized
under La ws of the State of North Carolina,
with ample means is prepared to transact
General Banking Business.
and furnish accommodations to all its Cus
tomers on liberal Terms.
Tbe bank will receive Deposits "subject to
Check, and will Allow Interest According
w Agreement; on an ueposns leic on time,
or issue Certificates of Deposit bearing in
terest at the rate of
Eight per cent per Azinuxac
on all sums lying undrawn oyer thirty
days. " '
Gold and Silver Coin, Bullion and old
Bank Notes Bought and Sold.
: THOa W.DEWEY,
- jan.-H873L . . . Cashier.
; 1 1:, 'J.'- Hie ' i Change.-
HAVING notified our friends and cus
tomers some time since, that our busi
ness would change January: 1st, 1873, we
are pleased to -say that th change has
taken place, and it is to be strictly CASH
or 30 DAYS CREDIT. Those who da not
pay promptly need not expect? any favors,
If you -are in arrears don't ask for credit,
save tis the unpleasant duty of denying
To our many friends and patrons we re
turn, thanks and ask a'contlmiance of
their favors- believing that by- a strict ap
plication of the above rules, we will be
able to sell goods cheaper than those who
All bills are due and payable on the 1st
day of each and every month, r
, . .. GRIEIi fc ALEXANDER,
.jan 1, 18.3 ly
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