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Cditur and Proprietor
. "Fret trom the doling wruplo that tetter our
., fret-bora reason."
TUESDAY, JANUABY 11879.
KEi'EVL OP THff I'RimeS TAX. .
Tbe laturd.: x)i $oith Carolina,
known as nhe machinery act," (section
12), which authorized the collection of a
. privilege tax from merchants or; tra-
ders. Thelaw is as follows:- . ?
Sec. 12. Every merchant, jeweler,
grocer, druggist, and every other trader
who, as principal or agent, carries on
the business of buying or selling goods,
wares or merchandise, of whatever
' name or description, except such as are
specially taxed elsewhere in this act,
shall, in addition to his ad valorem tax,
pay as a privilege tax five dollars and
one-tenth of one per centum on the to-;
tal amount of purchases in or out of the
State, for cash or on credit, but no re
tail merchant shall be- required to pay
any tax on purchases made from whole
sale merchants residing in this State.
Every person required by law to list
his purchases shall, on the 1st day of
January and July in each year, list, on
oath, to the register of deeds, the total
amount of the purchases for the preced
ing months. Provided,Thnt the persons
mentioned in this section may make
out in writing a list of their purchases,
and swear to the same before any jus
ti nf th neace for their county, and
return the said list to the register of
deeds ; the register of deeds shall keep
a book in which shall be recorded the
lists given in to him, as herein required,
and shall furnish the sheriff with a copy
of said lists within ten days after the
same are given in. It shall be the duty
of the sheriff to collect from every per
son on the list furnished him by the reg
ister of deeds the taxes embraced there
in. The register of deeds shall have
power to require the merchant making
his statement to submit his books for
examination to bimi and every mer
chant failing to render such list, or re
fusing, oh demand, to submit his books
for such examination, shall be guilty of
a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall
be fined not more than fifty dollars or
imprisoned more than thirty days. -It
shall further be the duty of the register
of deeds to prosecute every merchant
refusing as aforesaid, to the end of ob
taining such information, and compel,
ling payment of the proper tax. And
for such service the register of deeds
shall be entitled to fifteen cents for
"pncltTetTinnad'e'tiyliny merchant, the
same to be paid by tiro county commis
It will be remembered by our readers
that this matter was first taken hold of
by the Charlote chamber of commerce,
and that circulars were sent to all parts
of the State asking the co-operation of
merchants and business men, but the
time was so short that it was impossi
ble to accomplish anything until the
present session of the Legislature.; Fail
ing in their efforts before the Legisla
ture bur business men did not. halt,
but immediately got up a memorial to
' the board of county commissioners,
asking for the abatement of that por
tion of the privilege tax levied ly the
county authorities. Their petition was
denied, but the repeal of- the law jwas
made one of the issues in the canvass
in the election for members of the'Leg
islature, and without being advised on
the subject, we have no doubt much of
the cradit for the repeal of the tax is
due to the members of the Legislature
The recent enactment of the Legisla
ture, as we understand it, repeals, both
the privilege tax of five dollars as"1 well
as the ad valorem tax of one-tenth of
one per cent, on purchases, in or out of
the State, and is one- tep 4n the right
direction. There are few men engaged
in mercantile pursuits but who are wilM
ing to bear a just proportion of the
necessary burdens of running the gov
ernment, but for several years there
has been a desire on the part of mem
bers of the Legislature in North Caro
lina for political effect to pander to oth
er interests, and overtax the mercantile
interest. We are glad to know that our
present Legislature ie actuated by a re
turning jsense of justice to this class of
our citizens. ' '
HOW BE-RECUPERATED. ; '
Bayard Taylor, in traveling round j
the world, whenever he. found himself
broke, went into a printing office in any
country and set type until he was in
funds again. Excnunge.
This Iteih is floating around in all the
newspapers. It is sueh talk as this that
fills the Woods with trknn printers. ' It
is a great mistake to suppose that Bay
; ard Taylor pr. iany Other, printer could
or can pick up a" job anywhere or at
any time he wants it. Besides, the print
ing business variesin the conduct of its
details, in almost every country' Under
the sun, and to learn it anew in every
country where a fellow should happen
to get strapped, would be a very im
practicable thing ; , the " blacksmith "
.would starve " before he could learn
enough to earn 15 cents a day. Jn ad
dition to all this, American citizens
traveling t on the ; continent, are too
button their coats colsely arouikl 'their
neckji to conceal,thi Dsencei Ojf shM,
iflltheiriiki1 with rocks n order , to
- make theni heavy, and beat the i na
tives,. There is no "reason ti) suppose
that in; thh? particular Bayard i aylor
was an exception to the average of his
'Mldwotihtry meiL 1 For the above stfc
ed and for many other reasons which
OTigh4bgiyen, the above paragraph
wUipohpljWaFn The smarjt Aleck
-'triwtWtiifcolbojght to rawl off
somewhere ang1e,t t
Some Goor Propositions. If the
ei&lature will be as prompt to act
'tipepi spme ot the measures which have
Wn 'broughtoiyard, even this early,
as the members have been to introduce
'will be thi betteTrfpr the Stat.
Amohg the best propositions submitted
is one by'MJ;rorythe in
(nfle.ahd'an6ther by'MrTj Brown,
of Mecklenburg, id the Hon JJooking
by Mr.Dortch, oPa seducuon ; one
JL Tutr nraham.o provide.for.the. more
ie)Jy execution of convicted' felons;
' cieby m: Henderson, to regulate, the
' 1 - j i.'i,rui f nr flnma crood results
from the presentation, " ' J '
we are v. p.
CH1S. R JJHES,
1IK WITIIDRiWS IN THE INTEREST OF
PARTI UNITY. . . fe
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Hit Letter Bead Before the Demo
cratic Caucus Last CNiffUt.
Special tdtne Obsefver.
Raleigh, January 13, 9 :10 p. m Be
fore a called caucus of the Democratic
party, held in the hall of the House of
Aepiesentatitek to-night, Senator Mer-
himselfrrom.the Senatorial contest in
favor oi ine unity ami uiu.y ui m
Democratic party. H.
THE RECENTLY DECEASED CONGRESSMEN.
Hon. Julian Hartridge, of Georgia,
who died last week, was a young but a
very eloquent, influential and popular
man. The recent change of weather
gave him a cold which developed into
pneumonia. He was delirious at the
time of his death, and it is related that
shortly before he died he got out of bed,
dressed himself completely, and lying
down, with his arms folded across his
breast, said, "Now, I am ready to die."
Mr. Schleicher was a German by birth
and education. He settled in Texas in
1847 and became prominent at once.
He was a very intellectual man and
was greatly respected and esteemed by
his colleagues. Mr. Schleicher was the
largest man ia Congress. A special
chair had to be built to accommodate
him. .On new year day, while stepping
intn his carriaere. after having paid a
visit to one of the cabinet officers, he
cut his leg slightly and erysipelas en
sued, resulting fatally,
Six members of the present House
have died, and within a year there have
been eight deaths among the members
of the fortv-fifth Congress. The first
was Senator Morton, then Bogy,
ljeonard. of Louisiana, Welch, of Ne
braska, Quinn, of Xew York, Williams,
of Michigan. Douglas, of Virginia, and
the two last week.
Four members of the lower house
have died within four weeks past, and
Congressman Thornburg, of Tennessee,
is reported as now . very sick ot pneu
The following paragraph, from the
Richmond Whig, expresses the general
feeling in Virginia, and, we believe,
throughout the South :
Without meaning any disappoint
ment ot Senator Mernmon, we sav we
do not know, that the election of Gov
ernor Vance as Senator Merrimon's
successor will not 6nly give delight to
many thousands of people in the Old
iuiLU oiaie, uut iu uuier uuimiiii.
thousands in Virginia and all over tli.t.
Union. If Vance shall be defeated, it
will amaze everybody outside of the
State of North Carolina, who cannot
understand how so noble a man can
fail to be recognized to his full height
by his fellow-citizens.
If Van?e should not be the mi n
founds like saying if the sun should
not rise. North Carolina cannot be in
sensible to what she owes her glorious
Governor, but if she should bo, the
country will indeed be amazed at her
ingratitude. Norfolk Landmark.
VT Al- l. i-. . . 1. ..A A . . n .,.1
iVDQK MERH1M0XS IVf ."UDIIUVIL.
Our Raleigh special this morning tells
that last night in the Democratic caucus
a letter was read from Judge Merri
mon withdrawing himself from the
contest for the Senatorship. This in
sures Gov. Vance's election next Tues
day beyond question of a doubt. Judge
Merrimoir has pursued the course of
wisdom. .ItbeeaMe evident to him
that he was not the choioe of hw paity
for the Senate, and for him to hav de
clined to longer antagonize the party
will was wise and proper. We can but
express our deep gratification uion see
ing removed the last obstacle to Guv.
Vance's election. He is now about to
enter upon his own, and the people will
say, amen !
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The Memphis Howards. The sec
retary of the Howard Association, bf
Memphis, Tenn., lias published a state
ment showing the receipts and dis
bursements of the association during
the epidemic of last year. The total
contributions reached $417,536.66; the
total disbursements were $415,790.53;
leaving a balance on hapd of $1,746.13.
Of the States of the Union New York
made the largest contribution, ($56,
804.10); Illinois was the next highest,
with $32,307.60. Delaware contributed
less than any other State, $41.02,) and
Arizona less than any other Ten itory,
($5.00). North Carolina contributed,
during the period indicated, to the suf
fering people of Memphis, $9,190.76.
It 4gems thatthere is one State .at
least the"Tegislative halls of which are
not entirely' monidpoftzecf by lawyers.
In the House of Representatives of the
recent South Carolina Legislature, there
were only. 84 lawyers, to 71 farmers and
19 of,1 'other1, occupations Whether the
legislation of that body ;was wiser or
more practical ".by -reason of the1 ability
piihe I Sion-pibf essionat : memhers to
oyer&lajuglv ihfy' la.ttyers, 1s not.Vstated
!by the' South Carolina paper ' which
jfufnish the above figures'.
Not tiie "Case. An' item in bur
Stat6 lieyi,'4epartment, Sunday, was
juade to read that B. Y. Mc Aden, Esq.,
was, last week in Wake court, recogniz
ed' as"' a co-defendant with Geo. W.
Swepson, for appearance at Pthe next
term ofFrahfeiiri court. Sucli 4s not the
case at all. Mr. McAden was recogniz
ed simply as Mr. Swepson's bondsman,
and the fact should have so appeared.
He is not otherwise connected with the
. FOREIGN ITEMS.
The Hague, Jan. 13. Prince Henry,
of the Netherlands, brothet pf , King
William;died to-day.' H n" '
London, Jah. 13. The governments
of Germany, Great Britain, France, the
United States,' Belgium,1 Spain, and
Portugal are said to have agreed to the
rules drafted at Berlin , to prevent col
lisions at sea.v: M i,,:'J? -" -i
A Paris dispatch says the velvet man
ufacturers of Saint Ebienne have re
solved to reduce the jaterages of opera
tives 20 percent as the only means of
facing foreign competition.
-FORTYFI FT il j(XNGKES&
THE DEAD CONGRESSMAN'S FUNERAL.
Imposing ? ObsequiesThe Qqmmittei
Appo inted as an Esuort.
Immediately after the reading ot the
journal a message was received from
the House announcing ine aeairj or.
Hon. Gustave Schleicher, and the pas
sage of resolutions, by i the Jloasepro-
VUU.ng J.ur luc iiyjjuiunutai a
miuee oi eiguv
three Senators to
feSlEflrar araffidavit of Janies H-Tainrhow-hf'Jffi
Mi Sn5S ing misconduct and violation of the law
and accompanytlhehody to Texas. The
resolution was agreetf to and the vice-
S resident appointed as the committee,
essrs. Coke, Bayard' and Hamfini .
During the morning hour the Senate
passed, without discussion, the bill ap
propriating &250,00Q for a fire proof;!
building adjoining the Smithsonian in
At 12.30 a message was received from 1
the House inviting the Senate to attend '
the funeral of Hon. Gustave Schleicher. !
The invitation was accepted and the
Senate, as a mark of respect to the
memory of the deceased, took a recess
until 3 p.m.
House. Mr. Swann, chairman of the
committee on foreign affairs, submitted
a report of the proceedings of that com
mittee touching the death of Gustave
Schleicher, bearing testimony to the
unexampled merits, honest statesman
ship and kind qualities of their late
colleague; directing the payment of
the remainder of his salary as a mem
ber of the forty-fifth Congress to his be-,
reaved family, and requesting the next
Congress to make a simpa appropria
tion of his salary as a member of the
forty-sixth Congress. The report was
unanimously adopted, and after agree
ing to a resolution making arrange
ments for the performance of the burial
service in the hall of the House at 3 p.
hl, the House took a recess until 2.15
Later. The funeral obsequies of the
late Gustave Schleicher were very im
posing, the Supreme Court, President
and Cabinet, Senate and House, paying
reverential respect to the deceased Con
gressman, The services were conduct
ed by the chaplain of the House, assist
ed by the chaplain of the Senate, at the
close of which a mournful college fol
lowed the remains to the depot. The
seat of the dead Representative in the
House was draped in mourning.
The committee of ways and means to
day after further discussing the sugar
tariff question, agreed by a vote of 6 to
4 to submit to the House a bill fixing
the rates as f ojlows : Oh al sugars,
syrups, &c, not above Np. 13, Dutch
standard, two cents and forty-one hun
dredths per pound; on all sugars,
syrups, &c, above No, 13, and not above
No. 16, Dutch standard, two oents and
seventy-five one hundredths per pound ;
and on all sugars above No. 16, Dutch
standard, four cents per pound.
LATEST FROM THE AFGHAN FRONT.
The Indian Troops in Winter Quarters
Health of the Troops The People
Well Affected Toward tbe In
Londox, January 13. A Calcutta dis
patch says the troops of the Peshowur
and Kuram columns are now settled in
quarters which, unless unforeseen
events occur, they are intended to occu
py for the next few nunths. Generals
Brjwn's and Mande's divisions are ech
elonned in mutually supporting detach
niei.ts extending from Jellallabad to
Nowshera. This extension and distri
bution of forces, besides affording the
requisite protection to the entire line of
road, has the advantage of diminishing,
as far as possible, the strain upon the
Major Cav.ignari has friendly letters
from the mo it of the Cabul and Ghel
An imposing durbar was held at Jel
lallabad on the first of January by Gen
eral Sir Sarel Browne. Most ot the local
Khans and influential men of the neigh
borhood attended. Major Cavagnari,
addressing them, explained the Viceroy
of India's proclamation. He comment
ed on the fact and the events as mani
festing the strength of the British gov
ernment and the failure of the Ameer's
resistance, and repeated the assurance
that we have no quarrel with. jiie.peo-
Ele of Afghanistan. The principal
Ihan replied in language .which may be
tasen ror what it is worth, expressing
contentment witn tne cnange ot au
thority and freely offering his services.
The health of the troops at present is
good and they are settling themselves
down comfortably in their different
camps. With wet weather, however,
there will certainly come more sickness,
but not sufficient to make a serious m
road on the strength of the force. The
most unhealthy positions are Prahul,
Alimusjid and Dakka.
General Stewarts troois marched
through Coudahan on the 9th instant,
(probably) and are encamped on the
Ghuzence road, supplies leing plentiful
ly offered by the' people, who show a
friendly spirit. Along the whole of
Stewart's line of march in fact the
population have been been quiet. Theie
has been no molestation of baggage or
attempts to interfere with the progress
or the column.
A Western Railroad Accident Passen
gers Jumping Out on a Frozen
UNUisHATi, . Jan.. 13. -Saturday a
westbound freight train On theMariet
ia cc uincinnau naiiroaa, - wnen near
Mineral City, broke a 'coupling. The
extra freight train following it ran into
its rear just as it reached a trestle thirty
ieet nign, crushing tne caooose, alignt
ing on the solid ice of of the Stream be
low. . One Washington Keifsnider was
instantly killed, and AVm. King was
fatally injured. John" Betz bad his eet
Violent Shock of Earthquake In Florida.
Jacksonville, Jan. 13. A severe
shock of eai thquake was felt here about
11:45 last night. It lasted about thirty
seconds and appeared to move from
southeast to northwest.- BuildingsTwere
violently shaken, crockery rattled and
doors were thrown open. The shock
was felt at St. Augustine and down the
Gulf coast from Punta Bassa to St.
Marks, as well as over the interior por
tion of the State; Nothing of the kind
was ever experienced here before.
Sparks from toe Wires.
Peter lloncks' brewery at Newark,
N. J was burned yesterday morning
with the malt house, ice houses and
other buildings. The loss is estimated
at $100,000; partially insured.1 ' : "IK r " ;
Madame Anderson, the Brooklyn
pedestrienne, was this evening in good
condition and there was every prospect
that she would complete her task at ii
last night. ! - .
Rumors-that Marshal Tnfzsimons,ibf
Georgia, will be removed are pronounc
ed entirely unfoiindedl, 1 ' '"J
The Bey of Tunis Apologizes, to France.
London, Jan! as.U-Beilsmail, prime
minister of Tunis, repaired, Friday, in
full uniform, and accompanied by a
numerous suite to , the French consul
ate, and on behalf of the Bey, tendered
a full apology. The. Consul of France
received. Ben Ismail surrounded by all.
his Btaff and officers of the French fleet
stationed Off Tunis. " ' ,
IKS III HffVf KA.
. 1 im m mi mn mm UT1 T 1 1 A , W
Th urman Gives tbe '1 eiler Committi e
Some More Material to Go Upon.,
f : a
vW ashing ton, January- IS. Senator,
Thurinan! has -addressed the following
ttfSenator Teller, chairman of the select
to'mmitte of investigation :V V v'
u.. senate chamber, j an. is.
Dear Sir-Again complying with the
request of your committee for informa
tion, I have the honor to send you in
stalment No. j3, to-wit : , k
1 A"nifficialjy certified copy, from the
oy teaerai officials at the late election in
Duval county in that State. . ,
2. A like certified codv of an affidavit
of Jas.; M. Whitaker. ; relating to the
same subject, and to the intimidation of
Democratic voters i by armed Republi
3. A like certified coiv f an affidavit
bv S. C- Tucker, proving that at the late
election at precinct No. 12, in Alachua
county, the United States supervisor of
1 A.1 -VT . ii a 1 i I i
eiecuon, ss. tr. uouene, insistea tnat ine
ballots as they were cast should be num
bered to correspond with the number
of each voter's name as it appeared on
the registration list, and that in com
pliance with his demand the larger part
of the ballots were so numbered and
the secreoy of the ballot thus effectually
4. A Jike certified copy of an affidavit
of Bobt. M.',Vitherspoon,! county judge
of Madison county, in said State, show
ing his iliegai arrest and detention by a
United States commissioner and United
States marshal in order to prevent the
discharge of his duties as one of the
board of canvassers of the late election
in said county, . --Jr. . .
5, An affidavit On Edward S. Francis.
a oolored citizen of i Duval county, Fla.,
and a member of the board of county
commissioners of said county, proving
tne intimidation practiced in that State
to prevent colored citizens from voting
the Democratia ticket:! ; :
6. An affidaritiof JosJC. Williamson.
a colored citizen df;hsaine county, to
im same eireeu
7. A certificate of the sheriff and
county judge of said county and of the
president or the city council of Jack
sonville, and of the city clerk and city
marshal, attesting the good characters
and standing of said Francis and Wil
liamson; vn '
8. An affidavit of Jno.P. Marshal, of
Madison county, Fla showing miscon
duct on the part of United States deputy
marshal and intimidation practiced by
them at the late election in said county.
I have a number of letters from the
North and West making specific charges
of intimidation and bribery that it may
be proper that J should lay before your
committee, but I withhold them until
the wishes of the writers in this respect
can be ascertained.
I have the honor to be, very respect
fully, (Signed) A. G. Thurman.
Another English Strike Feared Some
Strikers Return to Work.
London, Jan. 13. A strike of cotton
operatives at Preston is feared on the
23d when the ten per cent, reduction
will be enfqrced,
In consequence of the resumption of
work by the railway conductors at
Leeds, all the striking railway em
ployes at Bradford have asked and
been granted reinstallment of the terms
offered by the railway directors.
The Times, judging from the uncer
tainty and divided councils shown at
the various meetings of the Midland
railroad employes, editorially declares
that it is not too much to say that they
are ready to return to duty if the olive
branch is held out
The moulders, fitters and blacksmiths
of the railway rolling stock works, at
Barrow, have struck against an exten
sion of hours of labor from 54 to 59
hours per week.
mm i ! i
A Singular Story or Burglary, Blood and
CtNCiNNAf r, January 13. Bobt II.
Murphy, & grocer on Grand River
Avenue, Detroit, suspecting that bur
glars had been attempting to enter his
store, last night, concealed, himself and
awaited developments. He soon heard
the burglars enter the rear door by
means of a false key. A struggle en
sued. Murphy seized an iron wedge
and struck the burglar several blows
upon the head, felling him to the floor,
but the fellow regained his feet and
choking Murphy into insensibility, es
caped. An hour later a man applied at
a police station for medical attention,
saying he had been waylaid and beaten
by robbers. Murphy regaining con
sciousness proceeded to the same station
house where he identified the party as
the burglar. The latter admitted the
fact, and said the fear lest he should
die unless his wounds were dressed
Erompted him to go to the station
A Big Job.
Once the publishers of Webster's Die
tionary sent him from Springfield a pre-
scuutiiuii vupy, lequesung in return a
critical notice (complimentary of
course). Cushmg, having plenty of
leisure time, glanced at the first page
and found numerous mistakes ; he read
the second page and found as many
more. He read the entire book and wrote
to the publishers that if they expected
tliat he was going to write a compli
mentary notice of a book with five thou
sand mistakes in it they were mistak
en, ine puDiisners, or course, found
fault with his extraordinary statement,
and wrote back to the effect if he would
prove this to the satisfaction of Profes
sor I'orter, of Havard, the editor of the
dictionary they would believe him.
Angry at this imputation, this extra
ordinary man read the gigantic book
over again, and Wrote out the 5,000 mis
takes and mailed them to Prof esor Por
ter. Marine Intelligence.
Boston, January 13. Grave fears are
entertained for the safety of the steamer
iiomer, uapt. walker, Which left here
December 17 for Liverpool; -and has not
since oeen neard trom.
PORTSMOUTH, jsj. H., January 13.
The owners of the ship Jean Ingelow,
of this port, have received no tidings
iium ncr lur monui ana give ner up as
The Injunction Against Tammany.
New York, Jan. 13. The Supreme
Court at chambers was crowded to-daV
with politicians interested, in the hear
ing io snow cause why the temporary
injunction restraining Uhe Tammany
society from, initiating the members
elected new year's eve should not be
made permanent. The counsel for the
society requested an adjournment until
the 27th inst,, and, the, motion was
Mr. Davis Recent Wilmington Lecture.
-Ty.WiL3UNOToS N. O, Jan. is. A re
cent lecture by Hon.' Geo. Davis, ex
attorney general, ,of the Confederate
States, for.the oenefit of the widow and
children of Lieut Beunerjietted $250
the largest amount ever realized from
a lecture in this city, save from one bv
Edward Everett, in aid of the Mount
Vernon, Association. v
George. Sloan, of Wilmington: is the
coming Bogardus of North Carolina,
He -blazed away al SDariow "th;
in a comrade's leg. . : j . , . . ,
Mumps and whooping cough in Mon-
M- V: tr
TJnnln Vnnnt.v'a tntai indpbtfdness
ia KQA OI 1 j. 1
Raleigh last week handled 770 bales
! cotton. '-srs-' -.-i
Dr. W. T. Ennett, of Pende
is danfferously ill.
Mr. H. S. Hazell. Of Goldsboro. errocer.
has failed. Liabilities about $4,000.
"NTdiw a tifiw flrtimtv is want.! nut nf
portions of hatham,Hamettfr
Blind stasrsrers is prevailinsr withf ataTT
eueets among me norses oi union
XV A. 11 1 J? TT ' I
county. . , " , , .,, f -Jf':
menthal, of Wilmington, last Saturday
"Vf r Yt si T?oiTha1f lias lun Antmint.
ed a magistrate of Ironton township,
W. .T. n AfrP.milfiv has hp.ffri annnint-
ed constable for Monroe township to
the Lincolnton News t4 take charge of
the new paper at Newton, heretofore
Mr. H. C. Ashcraft and Miss Marv
Alinft. danorhtpr nf 1?pv. V TI linlihitf
, o . ... - ' ,
were married in Monroe on the evening
of the Pth.
The four colored prisoners in Union
county jail made an unsuccessful at
tempt at jail-breaking last Wednesday
night, says the Enquirer.
Thft Rnval Arcnnnm iu the numo rf
a new order which has been establish
ed in Wilminerton. Nathaniftl .Tannhi
is the principal officer.
It. W. Colvert haa been annointeri hv
Governor Vanrp. a r.nmmissinnAr
WilKes county, to fill a vacancy recently
occunng on mac Doaixi,
Diirins a theatrical performance in
Wilson last week , a negro auditor
accidentally shot himself in the abdo
men with a pistol, which he was "a
feelin" in his pocket.
Rev. A. "Flvnn Dickson at nnp thrP
nastor of the First Pi-ftshvterian fhiirnh
of Wilmington, died on the 8tb inst, at
l . : , . l i- j m i . r i
ins mie uujiie m l uschioosw, Aiaoama,
The house of Alfi'ed McDonald, near
Lethe, and that of Laura Thomas, near
Wall's ferry, both colored and both of
Richmond county, were burned Sunday
night a week ago, 80 snys the Spirit.
Mr. A, W, E, Capel, of Richmond
conntv. and Miss Nannif Mmitliprmnn
of Montgomery, were married recently!
Misses Sallie and Mary Spencer, of
uarioue, were among tne attendants.
The Blue Ridge Blade says Will Can
non, a 14-year-old youth of Rurke, was
killed on the 7th by being thrown from
a wagon, the horses running away.
The Central Protestant organ of the
Methodist "Protestant Church in North
Carolina, says that a larger number of
young men have just entered the min
istry, or are preparing to enter it than
ever before, 111 this State ,and in other
Icard (Burke countv) correspondence
Blue Ridge Blade : Miss Mollie Hunt
ley, a very respectable young lady, while
passing from the door to the wood pile
to get some fuel slipped on the ice and
fell hurting herself very badly. She is
not expected to live.
The Raleigh Observer says Nathan II.
Adams, a worthy citizen of Goldsboro,
committed suicide on Thursday last,
about 4 o'clock a. m., by taking laud
anum. The deed was evidently pre
meditated, and, the cause is supposed to
have been financial embarrassment.
The Monroe Enquirer is the first
weekly paper in the State to publish the
Governor's message. It printed it in
supplement form, last Saturday morn
ing, at extra trouble and expense. This
species) of enterprise should be remem
bered to the Enquirefs credit.
The Enquirer says Mr. R. S. Huntley,
near Monroe, left home on the 7th, on
business, leaving no one on the premises
except a negro hand, Eli Johnson, and
a Miss Ray. The negro went into the
house, ordered the young lady to leave,
enforcing the order by leveling a shot
gun on her. Miss Ray fled and the ne
gro possessed himself of a watch, a gun,
a small sum of monev, all valued at 70
or $75, and left.
Wilson Advance : The many friends
of Samuel L. Arrington, formerly of
Nash county, will learn with sorrow of
his death, which occurred at Montgom
ery, Alabama, a short time since. Mr.
Arrington was a brother of the late
Hon. A. H. Arrington, and removed to
Alabama a few years before the war.
He represented Nash county several
years in the Senate branch of the Legis
lature, and was a gentleman of excel
lent judgment, more than ordinary
ability, popular manners, and great per
Lincoln Progress : The case of J. M.
Rhodes vs. J. G. Lewis, was submitted
on Thursday last to Judge Schenck on
a "case agreed." Plaintiff was elected
in August, 1878, register of deeds for
Gaston county. The defendant was the
old incumbent of the office and refused
to surrender on the ground that there
was no provision made by the Legisla
ture for the election of a register at the
August election. The court held that
the election was valid and gave judg
ment for the plaintiff. An appeal was
taken by the defendant.
Approved by the President.
Washington, Jan. 13. The Presi
dent has approved the act authorizing
the accounting officers of the treasury
to pay the claims of Tennessee for keep
ing United States mditary prisoners;
also the act to relieve the political dis
abilities of Manning W. Elmniel, late
of Cape Giradean county, Missouri.
mm I i i
Ah Income Without Care.
By the combination method of operating In
stocks a handsome income can be secured without
care. Capital In any amount, from 810 to $50,
000, may be used with equal proportionate success.
By this system Lawrence fc Co .Bankers, N. Y., pool
the orders of thousands of customers, of various
sums, into one vast amount, and co-operate them
under the most skillful management, dividing
profits monthly. Each share holder thus obtains
all the advantages of the largest capital and ex
perienced skill, and the percentage of profits is
very great; 20 will pay S100 In 30 days ; $260
will return $1,825, or 7 per cent on the stock,
and so on, as the market varies. : P. D. Drake, Eso
publisher Bock Island (111.) Doily Argus, made
$104.15 on an Investment of $20, in October
Hundreds of others are doing even better. Messrs!
Lawrence 4c Co's new circular has "two unerrimr
rules for success in stock operations" and fall in
formation, so that any one can deal in stocks. All
kinds of bonds and stocks wanted. NewGovern
ment bonds supplied. Deposit received. Appry
N Ctty Bankers, 57 Exchange
Every Moment's Weadernil Wort, ;
. Jlvery moment that we live the work of destroc
"onnever ceases among what is sclen tlflcaUy calT
ed nhe tissues" of which our bodies ariosed.
Erory moment, Jfj we are In health, tto work ofret
paulngjus destructive process MSOTwltheWl
given to the blood and muscular fibre ttan thfTnZ.
dlnary wear and tear of existenceuBesmT Wh
wastmg away, which if not arrested, ends In rtvZtr
and death. Physicians all declarethat when tlS
uy is joa liiver OIL But their Datienta. with i
ls toobteta ScoFs KloiofZW
6 an nnequaned fflTSg nem
TE HAVE A SELECT STOCK
r5 nicer. " JUX wbisttS
- wwwwa uj All niau IIM I. IMVinAOll fl- in
rcHARTvPTie. r '
Awards at aU
juxjuuu. j uounty i airs ior me Desi oispiay oi
CHINA, GLAS, CCTLEBY and SILVEBWARE
, J.H.iAWi Agent.
. New tnannuim TtiillrHni?. miiiu4nMaK P.
BOTH TO THK
WHOLESALE akd BET AIL ; TLApE.
Having unrivalled faculties, I hive jopeied the
largest and.bes selected toickf J
; . : GLASSWARE
AND LAMP GOODS,
KVKB OFFEBSD IN NORTH CABOLIHA.
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We keep a full line of all goods usually kept in a
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Toilet Sets. Tea Sets, Cups and Saucers, Plates.
Ewers and Basins, Goblets, Glass Sets, Lamp
Goods, and In fact everything in that line. We buy
for cash and do a strict y cash business through
out, therefore we are enabled to fill orders at a
very small profit
Merchants and the Retail .Trade generally will
find it greatly to their advantage to call and ex
: HUGE STOCK ! :
All orders from Merchants, whether small or
large, will be carefully and piomptly attended to.
Trade st, under Democrat Office, Charlotte, N. C,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer to
CHINA, W. G. and C. C. WARE, ROCKINGHAM
and YELLOW WARE, GLASSWARE -
and LAMP GOODS.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
GROCERS and DEALERS In COUNTRY PRODUCE
ALSO, FROfHIETOKS OF THK
CHARLOTTE. N. C
This house has been newly furnished and is kept In
Terms, Per Day . . $ 2 00
Table- Board, Per Month . IrlOO
"Omnibus and Carriages at every train
FIELD BROTHERS, Proprietors!
BEN KIMBALL derkj
AFEW gentlemen can obtain day board, on rea
sonable terms, by applying to the undersign
ed, corner Tryon and Second streets.
MRS. L. W. SANDERS.
Jan. 11 3t
Corner Tryon and Sixth Streets,
' Jioruei Tryon and Sixth Strey,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
S. P. CALDWELL Proprietor.
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This house Is permanently established and offers
all the conveniences and comforts of a first-class
boarding house. Persons visiting the city will find
It a pleasant.h,ome. . Permanent boarders wanted.
Can be furnished with rooms!
BATES Per day, 81.25; per week, $6.00; per
month, 820.00; table board, $15.00 per month.
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NOW IS YOUR TIME
H- t- BU T L E R
Stove and Hardware House for
Buy your COOK STOVES from me. as I ),;iVf.
good reasons why they will do vour work uuict
Easy, Cheap and Clean :
. They are cheapest to buy.
They are best to use
, , - . ..
- They bake evenly and tjuichl)-.
Their operation te perfect.
, Tner always have a good dniif
They are made of the best materiiii.
They roast perfectly.
They require but little fuel.
They are very low priced.
' They are easily managed.
They are suited to all localities,
Every Stove is guaranteed 'bglveaUSfactioH
TOR SALE !
THE NORTH CARQfcitUifiAZETTE,
Published at Fayettevllle, N. C, is offered w
sale. It has a good supply of neWspapS advw
Using and display type, press In line order umE
printing material of all kinds, and, in short m
tWng needed for the publication of a good
l8.l?5,J,y PaP1- Published in Fayettevllle i . in
ffi habitants; it has long teei the recoE
ed organ of the DemocraUc party in the upper ct i
A-"-haf a We subseffi t
Wklffi'&SPl? Pamage. Circulatlou f,"n
1 ,000 to 1 ,30f), i For 4em, Ac., address
imo ' PKUPRIItORS GAZETTE.
jani2 at Fayettevllle, N. c.
Having purchased a nice line of Tobacco, at the
Government sale, '
I am prepared to offer extra Inducements to bur
em. CaU early. THOS. H. GAITHEK
CITY PROPERTY FOR SALE.
Any person desiring to purchase a well Improve
City Lot, House with nine 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
dcl THIS OFFICE.
:e simple deeds,
MOST APPROVED FORM.
Just Printed and For Sale at the
pOR 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 Bomgeetee and Minion type on wfctcfe thl.s
Japer was lately printed. It was made by the old
ohnson 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 will be sold in lots to sui pur
chasers, and In twits of SO to l.OOOlbs. with or
without cases. Address OBSERVER,
oct5 Charlotte. N. C.
WLixtchcs mul gtiutlrij.
TUST IN TIME.
We have just received a fine selection of. such
Goods as you want for
. CHRISTMAS PRESENTS,
iSuch as fine Lockets and Chains.
Fine Sets, Seal Rings, Initial Cuff Buttons, Scarf
" Ptas and anything In the line you may want.
CALL AND 8KB THEM. , ppf
From Paris, France,
WATCH and CLOCK MAKER, GILDER and SIL
''Ttfide Afreet, opposite i Flwt Presbyterian Church ,
nnd f repa,re made t once at half price
f6"11!. Coloring. Sllver-PIathig and Gal-
5l 8h0.rt uoaoe Qually as good
as uaew. Work done for the trade at low prices!
references 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
' REBUCibf) rates';
J. H. VAN NESS
-Next door to Wilson ft Burwell's drug store,
CHASLOTTK, H. C.
Holton's Building, Trade Street, Up Stairs.
O.vlng to the stringency of the times I will In fu
tore work very cheap. WUl make fine suits for
10, Casslmere suits .for $8. . Pants of suite same
rates. I guarantee all my work ;no fit, no charge.
Give me a call and be convinced.
. July 17.