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JOHNSTONE! JONES, Edltoti
Tuesday, January 12, 1873.
rT C ?H XT ATI O VS
several canaiuaces are in me neiu
for Chief Justice of Mexico. :A revo
lution is feared. " ;
Special meningitis is "the latest
agony" among the horses of KcCv
York. .- , ; j
The Sqltan of Tuykey lias got his
"hack up." He has brought suit
against the London Times for alleged
libel regarding . the Grand Turk's
finances.' - - - Ji. - r;-.'J
In the Virginia Legislature a pro
position is being discussed to make
Insurance Companies contribute
more largely to the public revenue,
by heavy taxation. . ;.
The Alabama imbroglio still con
tinues. It has the Court Room Leg
islature and"the State House Legis
lature. There is no prospect of the
dead-lock ending for some time to
Sir Edward Lvtton Bulwer, the
noveltst, died in London on Satur
day last. He was aged sixjfry-seven.
He was the most eminent among
all the living novelists of Eng
land. The. Weather Bureau at Washing
ton gives information which indi
cates the approach of a severe winter
storm at an early day, A great sea
of cold is sweeping onward from the
Northwest and will submerge the
entire country east of the Mississip- i
The sessions of Congress hereaf
ter are likely to be taken up in de
ciding contested elections. On dock
et now for trial is the Wall-Niblack
contest, of Florida ; Bowen-DeLarge,
of South Carolina ; Binchback-War-jnouth,
of Louisiana ; and some
The English holders of some
American securities are not satisfied
with their investments. Their
transatlantic creditors are to be
stirred up. At a council of the hol
ders of foreign bonds held in London J
last Friday the financial positions of
the States of Florida, Virginia, Ala
bama and Georgia were stigmatized
The case of W. H. Howerton and
others, against S. McD. Tate and
others was called up for argument
in the Supreme Court Saturday. Da
vid Coleman, Esq., and Messrs. Phil
lips and Merri uiori appear for the
defendants: Jthe-Attorney General
and W. H. Bailey, for trrej"glaintiffs.
This is the same case heard before
Judge Cloud, at Chambers, a few
days ago, and appeal taken from his
decision to the Supreme Court.
In his inaugural message to the
New York . Legislature, Governor
Dix, advocates the repeal of the usu
ry law and the removal of all res
trictions on the price of money. His
views are in accord with those of the
New York Journal of Commerce, which
is regarded as the ablest commer
cial newspaper in the United States,
and is considered the.organ of lead
ing business circles in New York.
The King of Italy, whose first wife
died in January 1855, has contracted
a morganatic marriage with the
Countess Marifiori. He signifies his
intention of declaring the marriage
legal, and thus elevating her to the
throne as Queen of Italy. The heir
apparent to the throne, Prince
Humbert who is in his 28th year,
thinks the legalizing of the marriage
would be scandalous, and declares
his intention of leaving Italy if his
father does this j thing. Fathers
must obey their sons now-a-days,
even if they are kings.
The New :ork Herald says the
United States Senate, "from an are
na of giants has become the show
bod: .of pputsanti th at there -is
no longer intelleqtuaisfrength, states-
wi amiKe inieingence -or moral sound
jiess among the . new - comers." It
thinks that probably fifty out of trie
seventy foUfSenators obtained their
seats by purchaseThe Herald
,- vuuiit l h RYnn mn nt oil m r v
bers who owe their seats to bribery
and says "a Nemesis, awaits ' the
guilty ones, and sooner or later, it
will fall like a 'thunderbolt, blasting
their lives and their repufaTidns."
Under head of "Terrors 1 of the
BailV theNew of- the
18th reports a series of disasters, oc
curring on the 17th: A. sleeping car
on the Allegheny Valley Railroad
jumpea irom ine track, one passen-
gcr wua Kiueu ana six others were
'!woundediThe track f theVTiehieh
, Valley. Railroad suddenly sahkf to a
depth if fifteen feet as the train was
crossing; ; two men had their legs
-oroicen and were otherwise,, badly
injured. . 'JLo , trams on the Housfe
ionic track were - thrown into s
l9Ut hear Lahe'sville, but no one
gravel iram was mrowu irum ujc
track and twenty or thirty men were
more or less injured An accom
modation train- on the little'iHiami
Railroad jumped from 'the track and
two of the jcoaches rolled over twice;
throwing the passengers about and
compelling them to make their exit
out of the windows. No one was
seriously hurt. .
- CONGRESSIONAL NOTES.
TliePecpndl Monday in October
haa been, fixed by act of Congress
for the1 opening of the Supreme
Court of the United States.
The testimony in the Credit Mo
bilier corruption case is to be print
ed, so that the public can have the
benefit of the revelations regarding
the great Hoax Ames swindle.
Abill has been introduced in Con
gress admitting Colorado as a State.
Colorado is one of the most eastern
of the territories and contains a
population of about forty thousand
souls. ( Ui u y o v. v '
- '. A bill has passed Congress for the
relief of sufferers by the destruction
of certain 'salt works in Kentucky.
This is a precedent for the payment
of all property destroyed to prevent
its falling into the hands of the Con
federates. A queer decision was rendered by
the Committee of Claims last Satur
day, in a case which involved cotton
used for fortification purposes du
ring the war by tho Federal govern
ment. It places cotton so used on a
footing with lumber taken for for
North Carolina Bonds, sixes, new,
brought seventeen cents in Balti
more last Saturday. Truly, the
credit of our State is sinking down
to nothing. Something should be
done, and that speedily, to improve
the financial condition of the State
and restore its credit. The inaction
of the Legislature in this all import
taut matter is surprising.
Congress has taken the whole
subject of the Louisiana troubles in
hand. Senator Morton introduced a
resolution instructing the commit
tee on Privileges and Elections to
enquire whether there is a legal
State government in Louisiana, and
if so by whom constituted. The de
sign of this, he said, was to give the
conxhaittee authority to go into the
whole subject matter of the investi
gation already commenced by them.
Salisbury offered an amendment
directing the committee, if they
found no legal government existing
in .Louisiana, to enquire when- it
ceased to exist, and whether anv
Federal officer, executive or judicial,
had anything to do with overthrow
ing it. The amendment was lost.
Morton's resolution was then adopt
ed. The committee announce their in
tention of probing the matter to
the bottom. If so the country may
expect to see a world of corruption
and political villainy brought to
LEGISLATURE OF NORTH
Saturday, Jan. 18.
The Senate was called to order bv
Mr. President Brogden, at 11 a. m.
The Journal of yesterday was read
Messrs. King and Waring were
announced as absent on account of
A message was received from the
Governor announcing that in con
sequence of the failure of the Legis
lature to act upon his suggestions on
the subject of th.' State debt, as con
tained in his annual message, and in
view of the vital importance of the
subject, and he being no advocate of
the "do-nothing policy," and being
unwilling to partake of the respon
sibilities attending that policy, and
concluding that the Legislature do
not concur in the views expressed in
the annual messaere. he presents an
other scheme in the shape of a bill,
which however, he does not think
perfect, &c,, &c.
The r message and accompanying
bill were read for information.
; Mr. Cunningham moved the mes
sage and bill be referred to the com
mittee on the public debt. Adopted
: ' Mr. Stillev moved the papers be
printed': Adopted;, r
:V Mr. Morehead, of Rockingham ,
having voted in the affirmative un-
.J' t 3 iL-
aer a misapprenension, : moveu. me
vote to print be reconsidered. The
vote was reconsidered.
. Mr. Merrimon, with all respect to
I treiCrqverjaor; thought ? this was a
thought the Governor might have
waited, the action of the committee
n'tbe l&ate debt. How. did the
Governor know the committee had
disregarded the suggestions of his an
hual message, "or;-nadf adopted the
."dpnpthing policy f". :Tbe cpnimit
tee had made no report as yet, but
were engaged actively in the consid
eration of the matter. He," Mr. M.,
could not understand how senators
could sit still and submit to the dic
tation of Gov.' Caldwell and even
help1 hinTtO parade his schemes , to
the world and make the -impression
that the Legislature -i' was - domgj no
thing and he everything. The -com
mittee doubtless understood its du tyi
to be to report to the General Assent
blyf and not to Gov. Caldwell ; and
he, Mr. M., was satisfied they would
do this at the proper time ,and ii an
effective manner. tfW-'M " :
Mr. Merrimon moved the message
and accompanying bill be referred,
without being printed, to the com
mittee on the State debt. Adopted.
The bill to incorporate the "Mid
dle and North Carolina Railway Com
pany" the special , order was put
upon its passage.' The bill proposes
a railway from Beaufort harbor to
Memphis, Tenn. The bill is of un
usual length and proposes to give to
he company large powers.
Mr. Ellis, of Columbus, moved the
further consideration of the bill be
postponed till Monday week ? at 12
m. ; !
Mr. Welch urged prompt action.
It was a scheme of great magnitude,
calculated to develop the resource i
of the Sta'.e. The - projectors were
capitalists of Europe aud proposed
to build a road through our territory
some 450 miles long.
Mr. Ellis was not opposed to the
scheme but he wanted to see, the bill
in print that its provisions might be
Mr. Morehead, of Guilford, was
not prepared to vote on the bill with
out further investigation. He favor
Mr. Morehead, of Rockinghwn,
urged prompt action but did not op
pose the printing. All, he said, agre
ed to print, but the question of pay
ing the printing bill was the only
one in issue.
Mr. Norwood, in behalf of poor
tax payers of the State, thought the
friends of this gigantic schemeshould
pay for printing the information they
wish to lay before the legislature.
He favored the postponement.
Mr. Welch thought it extraordi
nary that the Senate should hesitate
to print this bill, the gentleman hav
ing the bill in charge, on behalf of
the company, having gone home.
Mr. Cowles moved to amend the
motion of Mr. Ellis, of Columbus,
to postpone the further considera
tion of the bill till Friday next, and
that the bill be printed. The time
consumed on the question of print
ing had already cost more than twice
the sum required to print.
Mr. Humphrev urged the adop
tion of the pending amendments and
the passage oi the bill on its second
reading. The bill might then be
printed and thoroughly examined be
fore the third reading.
Mr. Flemming favored the post
ponement and the printing.
Mr. lodd urged the adoption of
the amendments and then the post
ponement and the printing.
Ihe motion to postpone was with
drawn, the amendments of the com
mittee adopted, and the bill passed
its second reading, and was made
the special order for Fri da v next at
114 o'clock, and ordered to be
Mr. Powell, by leave, introduced a
resolution requesting and instruct
ing our Representati ve and Senators
in Congress to urge the passage of
the educational bill now pending in
- By leave, Mr. Cowles introduced a
bill to amend sees, 35 and 43, 'chap.
193, laws of 1871-72. Referred.
Mr. Barnhardt, a bill to encourage
manufacturing and the improvement
of water powers. Referred.
Mr. MeCauley, a bill to incorpor
ate Mount Prospect Camp Ground
in the county of Union.
On motion of Mr. Hill, the Senate
adjourned till 11 o'clock on Monday.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
At 10 a: m., the House was called
to order by Mr. Speaker Robinson.
The Journal of yesterday was read
By Mr. Bennett, a resolution em
powering the Judiciary Committee
to send for persons and papers in re
lation to the impeachment of R. M.
Henry, Solicitor of the 12th Judicial
District. Placed on calendar..
By Mr. Jones, of Caldwell, a reso
lution in regard to repairs in the Hall
of the House. Placed on calendar.
By Mr. Darden, a resolution of re
quest to our Congressmen in regard
to the Indians. Placed on calendar.
By Mr. Marler, a resolution print
ing the act to pay the expenses of
idiots and lunatics. Referred-.
By Mr. Brown, of Mecklenburg, a
resolution of instruction to the Com
mittee on Public Buildings. Placed
By Mr. Brown, of Davidson, a bill
to amend section 5, chapter 106, C.
C. P. Referred. . .. . .
By Mr. Bennett, a bill to provide
for amercements in Justice's Courts.
By Mr. Guyther, a bill to re-enact
the act to secure advances made for
Agricultural purposes. Referred.,
By Mr. Lindsay, a bill to change
the fees of Constables. Referred.
By Mr. Brown, of Mecklenburg, a
bill to authorize the Commissioners
of Mecklenburg county to sell certain
Bv Mr. Bean, a bill to amend sec
tion 3, chapter 169, laws 18G9-70.
By Mr. Bennett, a bill to amend
section 496 and 497, C. C. P. Referr
By the same, a bill to amend sec
tion 404, C. CP. Referred.
By Mr. Cox, a bill in reference to
Superior Court Clerks. Referred.
On motion of - Mr. Copeland, the
rules were suspended and the resolu
tion requesting our members of Con
gress to support the policy of the.
Government towards the Indians,
was taken up. ,
H Mr. Jones, of , Caldwell, . moved to
lay on the table. The motion to ta
ble was lost by a vote of yeas 24 nays
Mr. Turner moved to, postpone till
Wednesday, at 11, a. m. , . ;
Mr. Houston moved to indefinitely
postpone: After a considerable , de-.
bate in which Messrs. Jones, of Cald
well, Co peland. Brown; of Davidson,
Waugh; Houston, Goodwyn and oth
ers participated, Mr. Waugh moved
to strike out the third scccjou of the
resolutwn hich-endorsea the policy
of the Administration towards the
Indians. , ,. ,
I On motion of Mrdarden, the pre
vious question was ordered. A.
I The motion; to , indefinitely post
pone was put Wa Vote and rejected.
; 4The motion to postpone until Wed
nesday was rejected. .
The question then recurred, upon
the motion of Mr. Waugh to strike
out the 3rd section. The yeas and
nays were called and the motion to
strike out failed by a vote of yeas 41,
naysu67. , . .
A message was received from the
Governor, transmitting a report of
the ; late Superintendent of Public
Instruetton in reference to bids for
Swamp lands belonging to the School
FUnd. Vi , , ..r
On motion, the message and ac
companying documents were order;
ed to lie on the table.
On motion of Mr. Brown of Meck
lenburg, the rules were suspended
and the resolution of- instruction to
the Committee on Public Buildings
in reference to repairs on the capi
tal, was taken. up and adopted.
On motion of Mr. Stanford, the
resolution in favor of Judge James L.
Henry was taken up.
After a very lengthy bebate the
matter was, on motion of Mr. Waugh
referred to the Committee on Judir
Mr. Johnston, from the Committee
on Privileges and Elections, submit
ted a report declaring the seat of P.
Mabson, Representative from Edge
combe, vacant. The report states, in
substance, that the weight of the tes
timony went-to show that Mabson
was not a citizen 6f Edgecombe 12
months preceding his election.
On motion of Mr. Johnston, the
rules were suspended and the report
was taken up on consideration.
Mr. Gorman moved to make the
matter a special order for Thursday
and to present the report and testi
mony. The motion of Mr. Gorman was
divided. The motion to make the
special order prevailed and the mo
tion to print failed.
By Mr. Gorman, by consent, a bill
to repeal the Usury Law. Referred.
By Williamson, col., by consent, a
bill to regulate municipal elections.
On motion of Dudley, col., the bill
to incorporate the Mechanic's and
Laborers' Mutual Aid Society of
North Carolina, was taken up and
passed its several readings.
Tho resolution of instruction to
the Secretary of State in reference to
the paper given out for the public
printing; was taken up and adopted.
Conscription for naval service is
to be abolished in Spain
The Ex-Empress Eugenie held a
reception at Chiselhurst soon after
Engineers on the North Spanish
Railway refuse to run engines in
consequence of the threats of the
The return of paid clearings at the
Clearing House in London, on Fri
dav last, shows the aihount to have
been 52,250,000, which is the high
est sum on record for a single day.
General D. Cissey, French Minis
ter of War, has despatched an offi
cial document to Marshal MacMa
hon, prohibiting the circulation of
Bonapartist addresses in the barracks
of French troops, and urging the
severe punishment of persons found
distributing such papers.
Prince Napoleon returns to Swit
zerland. He takes no part in poli
tics. He only desires to gain a law
suit against the Government of
France for his expulsion. He has no
pretensions to the throne ; does not
fancy the regency, but submits to
the government which France ap
proves. It is said that Prince Napoleon has
stated solemnly that he will abstain
from all intrigues, either in his own
behalf or for Napoleon IV. When
his rights as a French citizen are
recognized he will adhere to the Re
public. He says he desires only to
gain his law suit against the govern
ment of France for his expulsion
from that country ; that he has no
pretensions to the throne, and does
not favor a regency ; and that he sub
mits to the government which France
Saturn's Rings. In a memoir
presented to the French Academy
of Sciences, M. Hirn endeavors to
show that the rings pf Saturn are
not solid, continuous bodies, nor yet
fluid or liquid. He holds rather
that they are simple aggregation of
incontinuous matter, its parts being
separated from one another by inter
vals of considerable, extent, as com
pared with their "diameters. M.
Hirm claims that this?heory. does
not differ essentially fifom that of
Laplace. The ringsof Saturn, ac
cording to this writer,, are. made up
of an" infinite numberyof f distinct
eorpnsclbsf "wTng tHeJfarisqrto the
refregerationpf the &rigiltat matter,
Hencethe olny -difference between
the rings of Saturn and the satellites
of other planets would consist merely
in th e greater i nu m ber or sm aller
mass of the bodies which revolve
around the former. Scientific Miseel
Ivnj in Feb. Galaxy.
Government Action Against the
BonapartistsJ -Paris, Jan. 13, 187?
The committee appointed by the As
sembly to consider the expulsion of
Prince Napoleon from France has
elected M. Depeyre to be their repor-
Trie Right'is disposed to take the
ground that the act of expulsion is
unsustained by law. - '
, M. Goulard, the Minister of the In
terior, in the course of a speech to a
deputation, showed with, .what for
bearance the government treated the
Bonapartist press at the present mo-
fment, but declared its violence? could
hot be tolerated r4tfch longer, -' ;
11A Basfcels Mountain Irish Potatoes.
11 WwraBtcd soand and good at $1.60
perjbnshels, : SYMONS&CO.
TTOMINEY and jSrltaV fresh and good.
XX Goods sent to' all parts of the City.
f ' 8YMON8 & CO, :;
jan 21-tf Near the Charlotte Hotel.
IN ORDER TO MAKE ROOM
-hFOB A -
Heavy Spring Stock, we trfll selLall our
Fall and Winter Goods, at greatly re
duced prices, j Your , attention is
particularly; invited to our
Stock of Fine Dress Goods,
SHAWLS, FLANNELS, CASSI
And all kinds of Woolen Goods, together
with a large Stock of
which we will sell very low.
jan 21 McMURRAY & DAVIS.
DESIRABLE FARMING LANDS,
IMPROVED and UNIMPROVED.
PARTIES wishing to invest in such prop
perty on reasonable terras would do
well to call at our office in the Court
Further assignments and correspondence
solicited. GRAHAM & NASH,
jan' 21-3m Charlotte, N. C.
A Choice lot of Smoked Sugar Cured
jan 21 R. M. MILLER & SONS.
r Bbls. .Choice Hominey, just received
D and for sale by
jan 21 Rj M. MILLER & SONS.
QkA Sacks Country Flour, different
COxJ Grades, for sale at
jar 21 Ri M. MILLER & SONS.
A L I) I N E.
WE are the regular Agents for
CALL AND SEE SPECIMEN COPIES,
Terms, $6.00 Per Annum.
TIDDY & BROTHER, Agents.
jan 21 '
Home and Democrat copy.
18T3 FEBRUABT FASHIONS. 1373
LESLIES LADIES' JOURNAL,
LESLIES Ladies' Magazine, at
jan 21 TIDDY'S.
PETERSON'S : Magazine, at
jan 21 TIDDY'S.
GODEY'S Lady's Book, at
jan 21 TIDDY'S.
jan 21 !
REOCAN DE LA MODE, at
jan 21 TIDDY'S-
GOOD FURIIITURE! CHEAP FURNITURE ! !
ARBIVIXG DAILY AT--
DAVIDSON'S FURNITURE ROOMS,
Trade St., Oppositb Brem, Brown & Cos Dry Goods Store.
WHERE WILL BE FOUND EVERYTHING KEPT IN A
1 V-lft JlirJsa".
A , Bit. Fl
EMBRACING a aiair,:i.Tabl Bedsteads, Bureau, Dressing Cases, Wardrobes,
Sideboards Book Cases, Desks, Hat- Rack, Etageres, What Nots, Cradles,
Cribs, Safes, Tetf-a-Tets,JSptas, Lounges, llirrors, Glass Plate, tc., fec.
' I '- '-1 AifiO'Ai-r '
FINE STOCK of Parlor f Furniture, Dining Room Furniture and Chamber Suits a"
' varieties of btyle and xfinishj.j This House also keeps a full stock of Spring
ieas ana iuawresses,
. ' - ' - :;; ,,
Afad Caskets of all sizes and styles of finish, together with "Xlahoganv, RosewooU,
" Walnut, Poplar and Pine Coffins, from tli6 'plainest and cheapest to the
.. i finest Octagon Cases and Caskets; with full glass, tops, trimmed in
the most elaborate style, furnished with heavy Silver M oun-
tings; 'Special attention, given to furnishing Dwellings, Hotels
and Colleges at a small advance on MANUFACTURERS' RATEs.
1 ' t CALL, SEEAND fRJCE BEFORE BUYING. aT
January 2Xy - ,k . E0BT(F. DAVIDSON.
Harpeits Bazar; at
janU .J.. i ,; : : ,,
jar21.:.--: 'r - i
APPLETON'S Journal, at
jan 21 ' '
mUE Galaxy, at
jTvLIVER Optic's Roys and Girls at
TWO Drui Geof-rtfs Rank, Oorjfisi, ni
t, STENHOTJgE, MACAULAY & f ; ftt
jan 21 vu-
TWENTY-FIVE Barrels Good Eai
Irish Potatoes, jnst received at 3
STENHOU8E, MACAULAY CO
$ i o o , o o o'7
THE DIRECTORS OF THE
VUE DE I.EAU COMPAKY,
Having, fot reasons already given (o the
jmblic, deemed it judicious to pustixjnc
6-BABB GIFT CONCERT.
In aidofjthis new and deliglitftrt
TIeTindersignel take pleasure, in announ
cing that the Concert will take place,
without fail, on
THURSDAY", FEBRUARY 20, 1873-
In the OPERA HOUSE, Norfolk, Va.f
When the following magnificent gifa
Will be distributed by lot to the holders of
1 Gift in Greenbacks of,
5 Gift in Greenbacks, of $1,000
20 Giftd in Greenback, tof $500
15 Beautifully located Cottape
L)ts, "bv the sea" 30 bv I'M
f fevtr at Yne de L'Eau, valued
at $400 each,
200 Other Brautifully-loc-atvHl
Cottage Lots, 25 by li50 feet, at
Yue de L'Eau, valued at $2u0
100-Gift in Greenbacks, of 1C0
401 Gift?, valued at,
The distribution of GIFTS will tale place
immediately after the Concert, fnitln v;:st
stage of tlie Opera House, and in full view
of the audience under the wiicrviiin of
the President and Directors of the ' '"Yue de
L'Eau Company," and the following dis
tinguished gentlemen, who have kindly
consented to be present and wetliat tlx
gifts are properly distributed as advertised:
Hon. John R Ludlow, Mayor of Norfolk,
Hon. A. S. W atts, Mayor ol Portsmouth,
Hon. J. B. Whitehead, ex-Muvor 'ort
Col. Walter II. Taylor, of Norlolk,
James G. Holladay, Esq., of Portsmouth.
Should the tickets be not all sold when
the Concert comes oil, the presents will l c
distributed in proportion to the number
Currency gifts will be paid in CASH at
our banking house in the city of Norfolk
on presentation of the tickets untitled
thereto, without discount. For further
particulars and for tickets, apply to the
undersigned, who alone are authorized to
appoint agents for the sale.of tiekets.
The undersigned, Directors of the Yue
de L'Eau Company, pledge, themselves to
the public that the above (Jrand Gift Con
cert shall take place on "Thursday, Feb
ruary 20th, 1873," as announced in above
card, on the basis of the original advertise
ment as to the distribution of gift.
V. D. Groner,
E. G. Ghio,
Geo. W. Grice,
R. J. Neelv,
Win. H. White,
E. C. Lindlev,
All orders for tickets by mail promptly
attended to. BURRUS, SON & CO.,
Yae de L'Eau Co., Norfolk. Va
Agents for the Sale of Tickets for Char
lotte, TIDDY & BK0.,
jan 21-tf Booksellers.
ana a Large Assortment of
' v -vV
U jan 21