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CHAS. ft. JOKES - - Siktw nd Proprietor
n - , i iii i 1 1 - . i in ..-
"fret from tfc 4otiig raplwthat.&ttM
free-bora reason." ' -'
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 1879.
We are"now1inf ormed prSSely "asto 1
cordiiig to tire certificates of election it
will stand us follows : ;
Democrats. . . . r.. . -. . . .-. 149
Republicans I. . (-4 r 4 129
California has still to elect four rep
resentatives. Tte present delegation
from that Slate is equally divided,
though the Democrats gained a member
by unseating Tacheco, who was return
ed as elected by one vote in a poll of
80,000. There is a vacancy in the twelfth
district of New York also, caused by
the death of Mr. Smith, the llepublicafi
member-elect from a district hitherto
Democratic. I will thus be seen that
the Democrats will have a clear major
ity of five over both parties on the or
ganization of the House, even in the
very improbable contingency of the Re
publicans again carrying the New York
district, and of their making a clean
sweep of all four of the California dis
tricts. On the general run of party questions
it is likely that the Nationals will di
vide themselves equally between the
There will be a number of contests.
In three or four of these the claims of
Democratic contestants will be readily
admitted, and when the House has dis
posed of all these contested seats the
Democratic majority will probably be
about the same as it is in the present
The States are divided equally as
matters staad, eighteen Republicans
and eighteen Democrats, California
having yet to choose and De La Matyr
holding the balance of power in Indiana.
If Orth should lose his seat from Indi
ana, that State will be Democratic ; as
would Minnesota, with a tie in Wiscon
sin, if the two Democratic contests
should prevail in these States. If Cali
fornia should be divided as it is now, and
these important changes be made by
contests, the Democrats would have
twenty States, he Republicans sixteen
atuttwo evenly divided.
Mr; Blaine's Sectionalism. The
intense sectionalism of Mr. Blaine crops
out on all occasions. At the annual
dinner of the New England society at
New York the other day, he took issue
with Mr. Evarts in a way that has been
severely criticised by the papers. Mr.
Evarts, speaking in behalf of the mer
cantile and commercial interests of
New York, said, referring to the navi
gation laws, "if we wish to build ships,
let us build them." Mr. Blaine, as a
representative of the ship-building in
terests of Maine, took issue with the
Secretary of State, though the place and
occasion were not suitable for centre-
versv, and said, "I don't know that it is
allowable to have controversies at table,
vind vet I must differ from mv honor
able friend, the Secretary of State.'
After which he proceeded to piake an
argument in favor of the present re
strictive and obstructive navigation
laws: "Th e rJerrrM referring to this con-
troversy, says:. "We do not mention
"his argument to refute it, but only to
call attention to the fact that Mr.
Blaine is to enter tho presidential lists
as the champion of protection as well
as the reviver of sectional animosities.
With the-addition of a crusade against
Catholics his political equipment, as the
knight errant of obsolete ideas, is com
Never Came Second Out of Any
Contest. Few more graceful things
have ever been said of Gov. Vance than
the following, which is from the Greens
boro Patriot, and all of it, too, is said
with entire truthfulness :MAmong all the
intellects of the sons of Xorih Carolina
there is not one brighter than his;
among all the tongues of her sons there
is none more eloquent ; among all the
hearts there is none that beats for her
more warmly or devotedly.
"In the counsel he is trusty, on the
frufn ne is peerless, and if sent to the
Senate he" will stand upon that floor the
equal of any and the superior of the
majority. In, sending him North Caro
lina will hotior herself more than she
will honor him, for in him she will have
a champion who never came second out
of any contest, qnd one who, regardless
of self, wiil ever be iri the front to guard
. anq proiArctr iter iir uuie-
The Reagan Railroad Bill. The-
ophilus French, auditor of railroad ac-
i counts, has been giving the Reagan
railroad bill careful attention,, and will
racommend its passage, with several
amendments. This bill : does not pro-'
poselo regulate rates, as that can be
done1 by the States, but its principal
' Idea is to provido tgainet discrimina
tion, drawback and rrebJVte on inter-
State commerce. The bilT when it
comes up again, wil doubtless, occasion
a great deal of debate. It is a very im
portant measure, and the -matter of
'hlcli it treats W one which cannot be
handled too delicately. It will be an
easier matter"' than Congress may imag
ine to make matters a great deal worse
The, States of Legal Tender
VnTEs. It remains now ior tne status
of legal tenaerliotes, alter having been
nnf redeemed, to be satisfactorily es-
filbtislieUC00''18 'whether a
i i tanriAr noT, idsll iins ueen reaeem-
- - i u--t v-.t -j. i i
J.Jbthelreasiiry .and reissued will re
tain Its4egaK.tenaeF;(,curacier.( At is
-T,foniiftd bv many persons that when
.On kite'hasiiMicei.eeiv redeemed & loses
legal tender character and becomes
a simple treasury,iaW40
aTiaf- under the constitutibh to
, make it a legat tenders
QongressUtiaT ta ' wDl go begging
y2$l members of the House
" 1)1 CSC" J "- i l j
:.-Vrr:irl a ir-a WfiekST and
have diea iaa vL "" Amvnr
00vpra1 others are now lying1 tWFor
capitol and the temptations to dfs
tion are a&oux eq,uawj iw-
Manufacturing, North and South.
Ex-Gov. Bullock, -of, Georgia, an .a
letter tp the New York Tribune, proves
by reference to mills in Georgia,-Alabama,
Tennessee-tiind other Southern -,
States, that manufacturing establish
ments in the South are much more pro-fitable-than
those in the North, and con
cludes that the,, business will continue
to increabeuntil the center of the manu
facturing industry 4L the country, will
be found in the Southern section. "The
cheap abundance of steam-making coal,w
says Mr. Bullock, "almost in the very
fields where the lint is produced, to
gether with the superior climate and
superabundance of that class of people
who make the most efficient mill oper
atives, renders the central South the
most favored section for the successful
operation of cotton mills."
How Mr. Keogh Has Been Treat
ed. We overlooked one paragraph of
"Gath's" account of his visit to North
Carolina. He interviewed Mr. T. B.
Keogb, chairman of the alleged Repub
lican State executive committee, who is
represented as saying:
The Democrats in our State have no
sympathy with the rifle club business,
and "dividing the time" of the South
Carolina Democrats. I went there from
a AVestern State, am well treated, and
like, the people and the country. It has
the hlost forbearing and Christian popu
lation ot the South.
Mr. Tilden. it is asserted, is well
equipped with material to meet the
government suit for all arrears of in
come tax, and will show that about the
very time this suit against him was in
stituted, the secretary of the treasury
in a similar case ruled that the decision
of the government assessor was final.
It will be shown that the prosecution
was malicious. Uncle Sammy is not
often caught napping.
, The phonograph is in Winston.
stray English sparrows
Nearly 25,000 rabbit skins were sold
in Greensboro one dav last week.
Randolph court had to be postponed
on account of Judge Kerr's illness. It
was to have convened Monday last.
The Winston Sentinel entered its
twenty-third birth-day with tine pros
pects. It's a good newspajer and we
wish it success.
Winston Sentinel : (Jeo. W. Norwood,
Esq., one of our leading citizens, died on
Sunday evening, the 29th of December,
1878, after a short illness, of progressive
The weather for the past two weeks
has been so cold and harsh that it has
been impossible to handle tobacco, and
consequently nothing has been done in
that line at any of the inston ware
houses. Miss Davie Gretter, of Greensboro
daughter of the late Rev. John A. Gret
ter, died last Saturday night of diphthe
ria. iMia is spoken ot as having been a
lovely Christian character.
Miss Alice Ledletter, daughter of
Gen. Jed better, of the'Confederatc ser
vice, was man led in A inston a few
days ago, at the residence of Mrs. Z. T.
Brown, to .Mr. W . A. tferrv, late of Ral
Durham Tobwxti Plant: A rumor
reached town Tuesday niijht that L. T.
Buchanan had leen shot a few davs auo
in Granville. The deed was done bv a t
young man, a rival in love affairs,whom !
re i tort
was that he was dangerously, and it
was feared mortallv, wounded. We
hope the report is hot true, and that
Luther will be home in a few davs to
take chfirge of his school.
Further particulars of the
fire of Tuesday morning from
server: It originated in the
Messrs. Lewis & Jones, w hich was near
ly consumed before any assistance could
be given. Mr. Win. Lewis, who was
sleeping in the store, foarelv escaned
from the flames. He was seriouslv in
jured. The adjoining store of Mr. Jol
ley, with entire contents, was burned.
The flames now spread to Mr. R. W.
Best's dwelling, and Mrs. Drake's, both
of which were burn 3d. Xearlv all of
the furniture of both was saved, much
of which, however, was damaged.
Messrs. Lewis & Jones had 2,000 in
surance. This was the only insurance,
and the loss falls heavily on Mr. Best,
Mrs. Drake and Mr. Jollev.
Toledo, O., January 8. The Grand
Western Trotting Association was
formed here to-day. The associations
of Cincinnati, Columbus, Louisville,
Jackson, East Saginaw and Toledo
were represented. S. S. V aughan, of
Jackson, was elected president, and
Walter Morrison secretary. Meetings
for the coming season were arranged as
ionows: Jackson, June 10th-i:;th; Last
Saginaw, I7th-20th; Toledo, 24th-27th;
Cincinnati, July lst-4th; Louisville,
8th-llth; Columbus, 15th-18th. The
purses to be offered are free for all
81,000 for pacing, and for 2.21, 2.24, 2.28.
2.32, 2.37, 2.45, and 3 minutes, 800 each.
The general detail of the work of the
season was laid out and a memorial
composed to present to the national con
vention next May.
Sparks from the Wins.
The Russian steamship Africa sailed
from Philadelphia yesterday morning.
. j. d jtveuy, senior memoer or me
well known -Catholic book and publish
ing bpuse 'of Kelly, Pi et & Co., Balti
more, died yesterday.
AineetmgjuijQurnalists, to take ac
tion upon the death of Morton Mc
Michael, waa heldtahf Philadelphia yes
terday morning and was attended by
representatives ot pearly, alt the papers
in the city. Eulogistic remarks were
.made by A. K. McClure, Dr. Moriwita,
J. VV. .Forney and others.
Both houses of the Indiana Legisla
ture convened yesterday.
The Teller investigation was contin
ued at New Orleans yesterday. The
tenor of the testimony adduced from
colored witnesses was about the same
as heretofore reported.
The ,caae of Gen. G. W. C. Lee, to re
cover the Arlington estate, Will begin
at Alexandria,: Va., on the 21st inst.
Hon. Columbus Delano, ex-Secretary
1 of the Interior, w dangerously ill at Mt
i J arrfT i imrt
Strike of Ohio Miners-Trouble Expected.
Cincinnati. January 9. The miners
in Roy's coal works and Maulden mines
at JBarnesvuiei unio, sctuck i yesterday
for an advance of a half cent per bushel.
Men are expected from the East to fill
their places to-day, when trouble is ex
pected. Braconsfieid Bitter.
Hugenden. January 8. The follow-
i ing bulletin was issued to-day : "Lord
:Beaconsfield.is much better this morn
ing. The attack of gout, which kept
him confined1 to his room,' is passing
awav. His lordship had a very -good
FiWMTHE ST1TK CAPITAL
THE GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE READ AT
i , r SOON YESTERDAY.
A BRIEF SOI WARY OF THE DOC(TftlET.
Turner Expelled frtm the Democratic Caucu
All O.her Independent Admitted.
Tbe Influence or Storing's Election I'pon -the
Special to the Obsejrer. j
OUTLINE OF.HIS EXCELLENCY'S MESSAGE
Raleigh, Jaiu 9 The Governor's
message was read at noon to-day. It
covers seven closely printed columns in
the Raleigh papers in which it appears
to-morrow. It deals with the hard times,
the crops, and agricultural improve
ments; transportation lines, both rail
and water, and the public roads ; educa
tion ; the university ; 'normal schools for
both races ; the department of agricul
ture, which he highly commends and
endorses ; the penal and charitable in
stitutions of the tate ; the employment
of convict labor on railroads ; dykes for
the Roanoke ; our central line of rail
roads ; navigable waters ; the financial
condition of the State and the State
debt, which he recommends be compro
mised ; interference of Federal authori
ties with State courts ; State property
held by the United States; the State
geologist ; the militia law and organiza
tion, which he regards as imperfect; the
exercise of executive clemency, and the
reports of the State officers.
The message is regarded as able and
comprehensive. Copies were both mail
ed and expressed to you. Beyond the
reading of this document there was
nothing of interest in the proceedings
of either house. -
All the recommendations of the Gov
ernor are in keeping with the spirit of
the times and give him additional popu
larity before the Legislature.
turner denied party fellowship.
Hon. Josiah Turner was last night
expelled from the general caucus of the
Democratic party. All other independ
ents were received and recognized as
party men of good Democratic stand'
MO KING AND THE SEN ATORSHIP.
The election Of Moring as Speaker,
who was a Merrimon Democrat and
bolter of 1872, is not regarded as of any
significance toward the senatorial elec
tion. If it have any effect it strengthens
the Vance party, for this is a peace-
offering from the Vance to the Meni
raon element and will have its effect in
the senatorial caucus next week. II.
NKW YORK'S GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE.
An Outline of lis Character Urgani
zation of the Legislature.
A lb any, January 9. Gov. Robinson's
message says the State finances are in a
more satisfactory condition now than
for many years. The reform in the
courts and State prison affairs are the
most complete ever witnessed, but the
prisons are greatly over-crowded and
me enlargement or tne unnton prison
l" " ,', ,VT ,
sons has increased by business losses
and disappointments almost beyond the
power ot the htate to provide
Ihe governor calls .attention to the
charges against the management of the
county poor houses and jails. He re
commends the conversion of the State
inebriate asylum, which he regards as a
ianure, into an asyium ior the insane
inmates of the county poor houses. He
urges the discontinuance of the appro
priations for the new capital unless
limited to small amounts, until the pur
poses of the exitenditure be understood
i and less costly plans adopted, if possible
lie recom menus the discontinuance of
the normal schools which failtoaccom
push the object of their establishment
calls attention to the danger of permit
ting federal interference at elections to
pass unrebuked, and calls for prompt
aim leaness protest irom tlie Legisia
ine uouse assembled this morning
and after the usual routine of business
proceeded to t!:e election of a speaker
aiios. u. .-vi voru received u votes am
Lrastus Brooks 24.
A (ashler Absconds Emigrants Frozen
.Galveston, Jan. 0. Thomas Reed
tor eleven years cashier of the First
national Uank, absconded, yesterday
The amount of his defalcation is unascer
tained. 1 he president of the bank of-
lers -151,000 reward tor his capture.
A JSeios Tilot Point special says four
emigrants Clark Hubbard and wife
and two children en route West, from
oherman, were frozen to death on the
night ot the 5th.
Suit for libel Against a French Paper.
Paris, Jan. 9. A statement was pub
lished a short time ago in a paper called
the La France Nouvelle, that a well
known Senator of the Left had been
expelled Irom a club in the Foubourg
St. Genuine for cheating at cards, and
was copied into the English and Ameri
can papers. Lacaur, Senator and
editor of the Republique Francaise,
believed that the paragraph referred to
him and sued the editor of the La
France Nouvelle. The case was tried
yesterday in the correctional court.
Gambetta conducted the case for
Lacaur, it being his first appearance at
the bar since 1870i He made a brilliant
speech. The court inflicted a fine of
$400 upon the ! editor of the La France
Nouvelle, with damages in the sum of
Mrs. Cobb, tbe Alleged Murderess, De
nies Her Paramour's Story Entire.
Norwich, Conn., Jan. 9. The Cobb
trial was resumed to-day. Mrs. Cobb
was placed oris the stand. She testified
that Bishop and her husband were inti
mate friends, His wife and she had
been school girl acquaintances. She
said Bishop had brought Cobb brandy
and whiskey which he alone used. The
whiskey made him sick. Witness de
nies Bishop's stories of the intimacy
between them. She denied that she
ever concerted with Bishop to poison
The Cornish Bank Fallarefi-Jfot so Bad
as1 was Expected;
London, 1 January tate-,
ment v in. the liquidation petition
PLA116 Cornish Bank that the lia
bilities are l58,000,? whichls much less
than was supposed, has, tended to! allay
the uneasiness felt in Cornwell regard
ing the prospects of the-oreditors. :The
dram upon other banks has consider
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TOE DAYTON E OFBSBQPIES: J
Death-of Hon. Julian Iartridge of
Georgia, and Honors to H is Memo
ry Beck . Bounces Sherman
of Texas, at Death's
man and the Chi
' nese Before the
Washington, January 9. Senate.
A large number of petitions were pre
sented during the morning hour, among
them many favoring the passage of the
bill crantine arrears of pensions, and
in answer to a question ot Mr. Howe as
to when, that bill will be considered, Mr.
Ingalls, chairman of the committee on
pensU5n& stated that he proposed to call
lt-up assoon as the bill to amend the
patent lawsshould be disposed of.
During tne morning nour, mi. abck
called up the resolution submitted by
him on the 7th, referring to the answer
of the secretary of the treasury to the
resolution of December 3d, relative to
the amount :of silver com received in
payment 'Off -customs dues, what disposi
tion has been made of it, etc., referred
to the committee on finance with in
structions to investigate as to whether
the laws relating to the payment of cus
tom dues and interest on the public
debt have been paid and are being com
plied with. Beck criticised at some
ength the answer of the secretary to
the resolution of December 3d, and
said specie resumption had been reach
ed by the ruin of hundreds of thou
sands of the best men of the country.
All he (Mr. Beck) was seeking to do
was to require the secretary of the
treasury to use silver com as he does
gold coin in the payment of interest,
and forbid him from increasing the
bonded debt of the country. The sec
retary had not answered the resolution
as a public officer should do. He well
knew he had not paid a dollar of silver
coin as interest on tne public debt. Mr,
Beck socke ot feecretary bnerman as
the autocrat of the treasury depart
ment, and said it was true as said by
Prince Bismarck, that "He who holds
the money bags controls the politics of
a country." Congress ought to see to
it that the laws are executed in the in
terest of the people.
At the conclusion ot Air. lieck s re
marks a resolution was. submitted by
him referring the answer of the secre
tary of the treasury to tne hnance com
mittee ior investigation. Agrecu iu
unanimously, and .the Senate resumed
the consideration of the bill to amend
i ! A 5 A- - k 1 A. . .
the patent laws.
House. When the iiouse met this
morning, the desk ot tne late juiian
Hartridee. of Georgia, was tastefully
draped in black, and upon it was placed
i handsome basket ot nowers.
Cook, of Georgia, offered a resolution
providing that the funeral services of
the late Julian uartridge snouid De
held in the hall of the House this af
ternoon at 3 o'clock, and inviting the
Senate to be present during the ceremo
nies, The resolution was unanimous
ly adopted, and the Houss took a recess
until 2 :55 p. m.
The galleries were crowded when the
House assembled after the recess. At
3 o'clock the Senators entered, preceded
by the Vice-President and Secretary of
the Senate, and took seats in the body
of the hall. The Supreme Court next
entered (all the judges clad in their
robes of office) and took seats in front
of the Speaker's desk to the left. The
President and cabinet were next usher
ed in, taking seats to the right of the
Sperker's desk. At 3:20 the committee
on arrangements preceded slowly down
the main ais'e, all present standing rev
erently. The body of the late Julian
Hartridge, of Georgia, enclosed in a
handsome casket, adorned with wreaths
and crosses of flowers, was then carried
in and placed on the catafalque in front
of the Speaker's desk. Rev. W. H. Har
rison, chaplain of the House offered a
prayer, invoking consolation for the
family of the deceased, and praying
that while men considered the death of
the deceased, they should be impressed
with the solemn truth that they were
but mortal, and would themselves very
soon pass away.
After reading selections from the
fifteenth chapter of the first Epistle of
St. Paul to the Corinthians, Mr. Harri
son proceeded to make a short but
solemn eulogy of the character of the
deceased. lie eloquently appealed to
his hearers to tear in mind the certain
ty of death ; to remember that though a
man might fill the highest niche in the
temple of fame, they must in the end
come down and inhabit the narrow
house of clay.
Rev. Byron Sunderlin, chaplain of
the Senate, delivered a prayer m a feel
ing manner, and after the benediction
by Rev. Mr. Harrison, the lid of the
coffin was removed and the members
approached and took a last glance at
the features of their late colleague. The
lid of the coffin was then screwed on
and the remains were borne out of the
hall followed by the President and his
cabinet, the Supreme Court, the Senate
and the Georgia delegation. The Speak
er accompanied the funeral cortege to
the depot, and on his return the House
To add to the solemnity of the day it
was rumored just previous to the ad
journment, that Gustav Schleicher, of
Texas, was in a dying condition.
The discussion of the sugar question
was continued to-day before the com
mittee on ways and means. Mr. Hitch,
of Xew York, imuorter of sucrar from
Brazil and the Phillipian Islands, op
posed the proposition to estaoiisn one
rate of duty on sugar up to the sixteenth
Dutch standard, arguing that it would
have the effect of wnolly destroying the
trade on the low grade sugars. By re
fining these sugars a pure article could
be procured equal to No. 16 Dutch stand
ard, which could be sold cheaper than
the refined sugars of any foreign plan
ters in the world. It was a fallacy to
depend on foreign planters to give us
pure sugars when we can produce them
Messrs. Foley, Thompson & Perata,
of Baltimore, severailv advoacted the
plan of the importers, refiners, grocers
and customers of that city, proposing
specific duties on the various grades of
The House committee on foreign af
fairs, of which Mr Schleicher is a mem
ber, postponed its session to-day on ac
count, oi nis illness.
becretarv Sherman was lpfor fh
House appropriation committee this
morning, urging that an appropriation
of $50,000 be made for the purpose of
defraying the expenses of transporting
silver bullion from the Pacific coast to
New York for the balance of the fiscal
year. He also asked that an annual
appropriation of $150,000 be made for
this purpose. In his remarks, the secre
tary said the railroad companies were
charging exorbitant rates for the per
formance of this service, and suggested
that the committee recommend such
legislation as will require the expendi
ture to be made for freightage to be
limited, thereby compelling those en
gaged, in the transportation Of silver
bullion to make reductions in the pres
ent rates. ; , .
The House committee on education
and labor, to-day authorized Represen
tative Willis, of Kentucky, to report to
morrow the bill heretofore agreed upon
by the committee, providing that not
more than 15 Chinese shall be admitted
tp this country on any one vessel, with
the request that the House specially as
sign the earliest-possible day for its
consideration; , The committee changed
the bill so as to provide that the date
for i to goi into effect shall be the first
of next July. v i
"The condition of Representative
Schleicher, of Texas,.is very critical in
deed. He is suffering from partial pa
ralysis and ; erysipelas in the lo w er
limbs, y ' , , .
Later. Representative (schleicher,
of Texas, is in a very cridical condition
! this evening. His disease, erysipelas, is
complicated with typhoid fever, and
' there are grave fears as to his recovery.
-0 P "O-iBB
SCIIIUZ AND SHERIDAN.
"That Dutchman" Keplles to Little Phil's
Strictures Upon the Management
of the Indian Bureau.
Washington. Jan. 9. Schurz has re
plied to Sheridan concerning the latter's
charges against the Indian bureau.
The secretary says : "ii uen. onenuan
could be induced now to make a per
sonal inspection of the business methods
at present in iorce in tne interior ue
partment,' he would not only find thee
methods infinitely superior to those
which prevailed in the Indian service
when it was under 'military manage
ment, but probably also equal if not su-
Eerior to those in force in tlie business
ranches of the military service now."
The secretary refers to the fact that
while most of the abuses which are
pointeuoutin Sheridan's supplemental
report, during the last three or four
years previous to the incoming of the
present administration, had been going
on, the general had no word of censure
lor them in his official reports, but that
now when the criminal prosecutions of
thieves are the order of the day. and
when ring men and those who attempt
fraud upon the government are in fe;y
of the penitentiary and are trying by
all means to get out of the clutches of
the Interior Department, the general
suddenly feels himself compelled to
launch out into unmeasured denuncia
tions and bring forward complaints
against agents already dismissed and
abuses already corrected. Concluding,
Schurz remarks that he is not responsi
ble for. the necessity of this correspon
dence and regrets to have a controver
sy with an officer of Sheridan's reputa
tion, lie gives the reasons which com
pel him to take up this controversy,
pointing out that the arraignment of
one department of the government by
an officer under another department in
an annual report is an unprecedented
thing, but that he would not have ob
jected to it were the arraignment only
just and did it present a fair representa
tion or the facts; but such not being
the case, he had considered it his duty
to call for the proof, so as to protect
worthy and innocent men in the service
against the imputations upon their
characters by being classed with those
that were guilty or incompetent.
Hanging Before Catching.
London, January 9. A dispatch from
Paris to the 7'wie savs: Sixty young men
having quitted the district of Thann.in
Alsace, to avoid conscription, they have
been sentenced bv default each to pav
a fine of 12,000 marks and two hundred
days imprisonment, and to the seizure
of their pro erty to the amount of the
Fatal Gas Explosion in a .Mine.
Pittston, Pa., January t. This mor
ning, just after a gang of miners had
descended into the Pennsylvania Coal
Company's shaft Xo. 4, a terrible ex
plosion of gas occurred in the mine,
near the carriageway, by which seven
men are supposed to have been killed.
A Man Shot at a Turkey-Shooting Match.
Cincinnati, January . James At
kins, a Kentucky outlaw, who recently
escaped from Elliot comity jail, attend
ed a turkey-shooting match at Blair's
mill, Morgan county, yesterday, and be
coming engaged in "an altercation with
Ben Perry, was shot ar.d killed. Ferry
was badlv wounded in the head.
Comm'ssii'iier MiUrni,ik's litusof the Paris
Ex-Go v. MeCormkk, United States
commissioiler-general to the Paris ex
position, who arrived at New York
Monday last, says the American machin
ery on exhibition was eagerly sought
alter and brought good prices. The on
ly locomotive in the American exhibit
went to Italy, while the large Whee
lock engine was not only purchased to
remain in France, but the makers sold
the royalty for its manufacture in that
country for a very huge sum. Exten
sive orders were taken by a Philadelphia
firm for cold pressed nuts and bolts,
and these came from nearly every
country in Europe. In almost every
case the exhibitors o' machinery are
highly pleased with their success in in
troducing their goods and the orders
which they have received. In" many
other branches of American industry
the exhibitors were well repaid for
their trouble, and Commissioner Mc
Cormick states that the Freuch officials
assured him of their great satisfaction
with the American exhibit, and their
belief that it would have an extensive
political and commercial effect in
France. Of the 137 paintings sent over
12 only were sold. When asked as to
his opinion of the Paris exposition as
compared with our own Centennial, he
replied that in the general arrangement
of the buildings and grounds he con
sidered the American1 Centennial much
the superior. In the display of costly
fabrics and rich artistic works, how
ever, he believed the j Paris exposition
to Le the greatest the world has j'et
seen. While the American department
was not as large as it would have been
had Congress taken earlier action, yet
it was a good exhibit, and attracted
much attention. It was the largest and
best American exhibit ever seen in
Europe, and received more medals than
the entire number of exhibitors at the
exhibition of 1S67.
Brief News Items.
The patent office receipts for the vear
just ended were $725,325.
Christian Richter was so severely
beaten in a New York saloon New
Year's day, while resisting an attempt
by several men to force liquor down
his throat, that he died last Tuesday.
Dr. Finley, of Spottsylvania county,
Va., was found on the roadside frozen
to death last Saturday night. It is
supposed he was on his way to visit a
sick patient at the time of" his death.
The captive Spokanee chief Moses, at
Yakima, Oregon, has been interviewed.
He disclaims any hostility towards the
whites. Strong inducements have been
made him to remain on the reserva
tion and induce his people to join him
He will be detained until the matter is
Associate Justice Hunt remains in a
critical condition. His attending nhv
sician, Dr. Baxter, while he has no fear of
any immediate danger, is not prepared
to say that he believes Judge Sunt
recrr?m his present illness,
xiis rijnt side is comnlef p1
i , , - , , , i 'ct i m jK-yx
.v io ""a.un5 to arucuiate
mum is penectiy clear.
I Jie-ew,rleans Time8 in which he
holds this language in regard to the
charges against him : "I defy any man
0r-&a?r t0 i506 but and charge me
with the seduction alleged, and I will
reach them personally or through the
courts. The charge was infamous and
infamously conceived, and I am now "in
possession of evidence from a dozen
out pf the most respectable people of
St. Mary to show that fact; besides
ongmal letters from members of the
family itself." i
French Elections to Fill Yacainlf.
PaIus, Jan. V. -Twelve Vacant seats
inthe ClianiberHf Deputies; eaused by
the unseating and death of ri members,
are; to be filled on the 2nd of February.
There will be unusual interest in the
result of the elections" for tlfe reason
that M. DeFourton and M. DeMun, well
known clericalists, and M. Paul DeCas
sagnac, are to stand for re-election.
What the National e Library Contain i
Washington, January 9-Th&; an
nual report of A. R. Spofford, librarian
of Congress, submitted ,to SthecBenate
to-day, shows that the additions to the
law department number 3,881 volumes,
and to the miscellaneous library " 17,650
volumes, besides 11,089 pamphlets and
2,344 maps and charts. The aggregate
contents of the library are 352,655 vol
umes of books, besides about 120,000
.. . . . m
Kase Attainable bj tbe Rheumatic.
Yes, although they may despair of relief, it is
attainable by rheumatic sufferers, for there Is a
remedy which carries off, by means of increased
activity of the kidneys Important channels for
blood purification the acrid element to which
pathologists the most eminent attribute the painful
symptoms a theory completely borne out by urin
a 17 analysis. The name of this grand depureut is
Hostetteis, a preparation likewise celebrated as a
remedy for constipation, which causer contamina
tion of the blood with the bile and a certain
means of relief in dyspepsia, fever and ague, and
nervous ailments. It is, perhaps, the finest tonic
extant, and is highly recommended as a medicinal
stimulant by distinguished physicians and analysts
who pronounce it to be eminently pure and very
beneficial. The press also endorses it
MINING AND IMMIGRATION AGENCY,
For selling and buying Mines, Lands and Houses,
Advertise free of cost, all properties placed in my
hands for sale.
THOS. F. DRAYTON,
Charlotte, N. C.
IXIB RENT. FOR RENT. FOR RENT
r OR RENT. FOR RENT. FOR REN 1
10 Room House, two blocks from public square,
820 per month.
5 Room House, acre of ground attached, four
blocks from public square, jsiti per month.
7 Room House, with 6 acres of land attached,
price 8150 per year.
7 Room House, four blocks from public square,
$15 1er montn.
4 Room Hou.se, with good lot. price $ .200.
4 Room House, with good lot, price $700.
5 Room House, with acre and half of la"hd. four
blocks from public square, price S3.000.
7 to 10 Room House, near public square.
3 to 4 Room House, near public square.
DAWSON & CO'S,
Old Bank of Mecklenburg building.
R. A. W. ALEXANDER,
OFFICE OVER L. R. WRISTON & CO'S
With 25 years experience I guarantee entire
attsfaction janl 1
NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.
, TRAINS GOING EAST.
Date, Nov. 10, '78.
3.45 a m i 6.55 p m
8.20am I 4.10pm
a irj p m o.au a m
5.25 p m y.bO a m
No. 2 Connects at Salisbury with W.N.C.R.R. for
all-points in Western North Carolina, dally except
Sundays At Greensboro with R. & D. R, R. for all
points North, East and West At Goldsboro with
W. & W. R. R. for Wilmington.
No. 4- Connects at Greensboro with E.4D.R.
R. for all points North, East and West.
TRAINS GOING WEST.
Date, Nov. 10, '78.
Leave Goldsboro, 9.50 a m 5.35 p m
" Raleigh, 3.50 pm
" Greensboro 8.28 p m I 6.47 a m
Arrive Charlotte, 12.25 a m 10.50 a m
No. 1 Connects at Greensboro with Salem
Branch. At Charlotte with ft, C. & A. R. R. for all
points South and South-west; at Air-Line Junction
with A. & C A. L. Railroad for all points South and
No. 3 Connects at Salisbury with W. N. C. R. R.
daily except Sunday. At Air-Line Junction with
A. & C. A. L. for all points South and South-west
At Charlotte with C., C. &A. Railroad for all
points South and South-west
Leave Greensboro, daily except Sunday, 8.50 p m
Arrive Salem, " " " 10.50 pm
Leave Salem, " " " 5.45 a m
Arrive Greensboro, " " " 7.45 am
Connecting at Greensboro with trains on the R. &
D. and N. C. Railroads.
SLEEPING CtS VTTHODT CHANGK
Run both ways on Trains Nos. 1 and 2, between
New York and Atlanta via Richmond, Greensboro
and Charlotte, aud both ways on Trains Nos. 3 and
4 between New York and Savannah via Richmond.
Charlotte and Augusta.
Through Tickets on sale at Greensboro, Raleigh,
Goldsboro, Salisbury and Charlotte, and at ali
Principal points South, South-west, West, North
and East For Emigrant rates to points in Arkan
sas and Texas, address
J. R. MACMURDO.
Gen. Passenger Agent,
nov20 Richmond Va,
CHARLOTTE, COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA
Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta R. r.,
Columbia, S. C, Dec. 27, 1878
On and after Sunday, Dec 29th, 1878, the fol
lowing passenger schedule will be run over this
road, (Washington time,):
Gomo South, No. 1.
Going North, No. 2.
I : DAT PASSENGER.'
Going South. No. 3.'
Leave Columbia . .
Arrive Augusta ......!.
1 00 am
f ft 00 A. M
. 6 05'A. M
.10 00 A. M
5 55 P. M.
10 00 p. Sf.
10 10 P.M.
3 10 a.m.
11 27 A.M.
4 10 p. m.
. 4 15 P.M.
. 8 80 P.M.
: Going North, No. 4 .
Leave Augusta. . . . . 9 nsjj a, m
Arrive Columbia 1 20 x m
Leave Columbia IHOp'm
Arrive Charlotte 6 30 p!m
These train stop only at Fort Mill, Bock Hill,
Chester, Winnsboro, Ridgeway, LeesvUle, Bates
burg, RJdge Springs, Johston, Trenton and Granlte
vllle. All other stations will b recognized as flair
stations. - : j: ,. -
Pullman Palacy sleeping and drawing-room care
on nos. 1 and 2, Greensboro to Augusta; also on
Nos. 3 and 4. New York to Savannah, via Rich
mond & Georgia Central Railroad.
- T- D. KLINE, Superintendent.
Jno. R. MacMubdo, g. P. Agent '
tec29 t , . ,
QALL AT ' "
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" Vj.V'i . . . ' . :
Stove and Hardware House for
CHE AP, H1BDW ABE !
OF ALL KINDS.
Buy your COOK STOVES , from me, as I have l j
good reasons why they will do your work yuick and
Easy, Cheap a,nd Clean :
They are cheapest to buy.
They are best to use.
They bake evenly and quickly,
Their operation is perfect.
They always have a good draft,"
They are made of the best material.
They roast perfectly.
They require but little fuel.
They are very low priced.
They are easily managed..
They ae suited to all local it it-..
Every Stove is guaranteed to give satisRicrten
Having purchased a nice line of Tobacco, at the
I am prepared to offer extra inducements to buv
ers. Call early. THOS. H. GAlTHlh.'
CITY PROPERTY. FOB SALE
Any person desiring fo'p'ifrthase a well improved
City Lot House with Dine rooms, and modem con
veniences, fine well of water, brick kitchen, within
five minutes walk of the public square, can be ac
commodated by applying at
decl8 THIS OFFICE.
1 000 FEE SIMPLi: deeds.
1 MOST APPROVED FORM.
Uust Printed and For Sale at the
gTOCK FOR SALE.
One pair Mules (matches,
Two Ayreshlre Bulls, 3 years old. 850 andjrttu
One South Down Buck (sired by Imported Prince
Arthur, cost 60 guineas in England,) 820.
Berkshire Pigs, 810 per pair.
Thorough bred Horses, Ac
This stock will be sold on time to respond!
parties. This s ock can be seen at any time at
Enderly Stock Farm, two miles west of Charlotte.
For particulars, address Dr. W. J. Hayes. Char
lotte, N. C. S. B. ALEXANDER.
Democrat and Home please copy.
JpOR RENT, LEASE or SALE,
At Davidson College, N. C.
Some dwelling houses, large and small. Also,
some farming lands. Apply to
Janl tf H. P. HELPER.
The Bourgeolse and Minion type on which this
paper was lately printed. It was made by the old
Johnson type foundry, of Philadelphia, and wa
not discarded because no longer fit for use, but on
ly because it became necessary to use a different
style of type. It will do good service for several
years to come. It wiU be sold In lots to sui pur
chasers, and in fonts of 50 to l.OOOlbs. with or
without cases. Address OBSERVER,
oct5 Charlotte. N. C.
JUST IN TIME.
We have just received a fine selection of such
Goods as you want for
Such as line Lockets and Chains,
Fine Sets, Seal Rings, Initial Cuff Buttons, Sea if
Pins and anything in the line you may want.
fcf? CALL AND SEE THEM. jgtj
rS-HALES & FAERIOB.-
From Paris, France,
WATCH and CLOCK MAKER, GILDER and SIL
Trade Street opposite First Presbyterian Church ,
. ' i Nat Gray Store. :
Every kind pf repairs made at once at half price
L7?ftted Se eF- Evei7 kind of Jewelry or
Bronze Gilding, Coloring. Silver-Platlng and Gal
vanizing made at short notice and equally as good
as new. Work done for the trade at low prices!
Er" Apprentice wanted, with premium and good
In consequence of the reduction In the price of
the original cost of materials, and In order to give
my patrons the benefit of the reduction from and
after this date Photographs will be taken at my
" REDUCED RATES.
sept22 J. H. VAN NESS
-Next door to Wilson & Burwell's drug store,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
i ICTICAL TAILOR,
Holton's Building, Trade Street, Up Stairs.
Owing to tlie stringency of the times I will In fu
ture work very cheap. Will make fine suits for
$10, Casslmere suits for 88. Pants of suits same
rates. I guarantee all my work ;no fit, no charge.
Give me a call and be ceiivtncedv