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tials Ul -OSES, i Editor" and ttiipri&fr ;
"Free from tbe tot ir e crui)letbat tetter our
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LETYKG, EQUALIZIifO, IStt .COllBCTjaiQ
tzTtormgU ttVbtojrterof v- Senator
Al exandei; of ecjlenbugefiiy
copy oi ms dui enuuea an act ior levy
introduced in the Senate some days ago
and ritrlaredio bo nrfntprti" Thrhill 1st
a vervlenety oneJand is believed to
cover the entile ground.
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II vi uauvxwi
trust that a close scrutiny on the part
of the General Assembly will find this
to be the case. To our mind there has
been no more important measure
brought before the 'Legislature. The
methidslwhicfr n$w; obtain in this
State for arriving at the valuation of
property for purposes of taxation, are
notoriously imperfect They afford
every wished for (loop-hole to the dis
honest man, and strongly tempt him
whq is honest. Th valuation of every
man s property is left practically in his
own hands, and we suppose this fact
has induced more' perjury than all oth
er causes combined, lilt is a serious
charge, but the fact i$ well known that
many tolerably reputable men go regu
larly before the lister! of taxes and re
turn their property as' worth less than
half what it would bring ifput up at
forced sale on twenty-four hours' no
tice, swearing at the same time that
they have made true and faithful re-
turns., , f . ,
Any measure which in this matter
will place all men upon the same foot
ing is much to be desired, net only be
cause it will preventthe honest poor
man paying more.than his just propor
tion of taxes, but still more so for the
reason that it will remove in great
measure the temptation which the
present system places in the way of
people of all classes. From the read
ing rather cursory,it is true which we
have been able to give this bill of Mr.
Alexander, we are strongly disposed to
think that it furnishes the remedy for
evils under which we now labor in this
regard. The bill, after describing at
great length and with the utmost mi
nuteness, every species of property lia
ble to taxation, provides for the aboli
tion" the present assessors and the
election Dy tne people ot aistric: asses
sors, for districts covering not more
territory than the present townships,
These are tp leave with each property-
owner within their respective districts,
blank forms upon which such proper
ty-owner shall make out a list of all his
taxable property, these lists to be re
vised by the district assessors, and all
to be sent in to the county commissioners
by a given time. The next step after
this is the annual meeting of a county
board of equalization, which is to be com
posed of the county commissioners and
four citizens appointed by the county
commissioners these to meet on the
Wednesday after the first Monday in
August of each year, to hear complaints
and to equalize the value of all real and
personal property, moneys and credits.
In each town of more than two thou
sand inhabitants there shall be an an
nual board for the equalization of the
value of real and personal property
money and credits' in Such town, to be
composed of the county treasurer and
sixcitizens appointed by the municipal
The auditor of public accounts,
treasurer and attorney-general are ap
pointed a board of ; equalization of
the shares of incorporated' banks arid
railroad companies, according to the
returns made to this; higher board by
the fcounty board pf equalizatioiF; and
provision is made for a board which
shall be above all; to ho known ns the
State board of equalization, to be com
posed' of as many members as . there
are senator! districts in the State, there
to oe elected at tfee same time and ' in
- tne same manner as members of the
uenerai Assembly. This i is to be
known as a decennial board to meet in
Baleigh once.in ten years andthe mem
bers thereof to receive the, same pay as
Is given members of the General
Assembly during the time they are' in
We have not undertaken to do more
than present the faintest outline of tliis
bilL It is a pamphlet of sixty-two
pages and in an 'article' bf this length
we could not do more than convey to
theadera-yaueldea of itCgeniral
cuarauur ana ; purposes, to be thor
oughly understood t must be carefully
read and studied in: its entirety. We'
repeat our. expressions of Approval of it,
and trust that -the General Assembly
will in its wisdom see fit to adopt at
least the main features of ' the bill, i
not the bill entire as it now stands
printed, ,f ! j
FEARFUL THUGS iWflESIEP.
The Wilmington Star, thus threatens
present" legislature uWertakes
to carry out the plans1 of the ' railroad
schemers, .and to. ,thus .destroy,, old and
Important lines of railroads' as well as
to injure the only commercial citrln
the State, and all this to benefit a few
clamorous foreigners who have no real
interest in North Carolina beyond what
they can rnake out of $eri;tfte&. it Will
pave the way ? tojjome; :estntehWre
eults to tmin thp Cape ear sectfi.
The idea !of the jjCape Fear "section
going back on the Democratic party is
nvfA rltfni tnlntuL 4Z
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jMew iianover to iau 10 ron.up its usual
Democratic majority next year would
really thinks that there is any danger
of its section reversing the. handsome
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deU .COTMpM lasyear, tljenmustw investigation Vas resumed. The wit
strike hands with out Cape Fear con- n esses for the defend " of thg' corhmis-
temporary and surrender an ouf hopes
f wMtArn ffreatness. The building nf
a railroad Jsasthe small' dust of the
balance as compared with the continued
hv nf (the- Democratie naftv .
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WniCU 1 W Bay vuuuuxxm. icauy v - tnan,r..:ir,a fV,o pnnnoil 'r,
theentire Cape Fear country, Informer &gmw8Z& ,
being contingent upon. the jatter. " j the cattle diseaseact, - : j tornuSto iiruc& ng:tw Very
: ' '."r-.tif. ; i-ro-SL. tj7k skxrsl- ta 1 I
In a fine article, written from "Wash-
ingtonto the New York Sun, "H- B. S."
discusses the deterioration, -of thet.Senr
discusses the deterioration, tfte-jsen-
ate, andexhibitiif themen pf ixHlay in
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tuts iitrub ui iuo liiusirioua past,- uuir
.Lv - r.r4 -f TO1ryr
Hhe present generation.: While showing
. that the Senate which will go in on the
f 4thjf 'March : next jwill be.superior in
Intellectual capaclmdacquaintance '
with ffti W4 alra 50 the - present, the
writemaintajns that eveait .willjiot
compare ui strength with the Senates
wiiicn sab m uhj earner uajs ox uie re-
nubile r "and SDeakinff individuallv of
I fh (rAaFmori nf tho naatX fha f'nnrros.
I nmrimtfliitatafo m wfu mm-
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1 Jl T IB TCW 1U UlC UCOIIVICVUV
North Carolina-loving North Caroli
nian: But the wisest man from the South
was Nathaniel Macon, of North Caroli
na. Entering the House at the open
ing of rthe second Congress under Wash
ington, he was three times its Speaker.
Transferred to the Senate at the close
of the war with England, 'he was often
its presiding omcer. un suitable occa-
sions na . delivered . snort weighty
speeches. Mr. Benton testifies HhaFhe
never said a foolish thing in his life.
When , he , arrived at - the age of three
score and ten he voluntarily retired
from the halls of the capitoL 'where his
navy blue suit, cut in the style of the
revolutionary fathers, had been a famil
iar spectacle for thirtvseven consecu
tive years-the longest service in the
annals of Congress.
A just tribute to one of the wise men
of the republic ; and it may be said that
if there were a wiser iujiis day, it was
perhaps that other man of North Caro
lina birth, whose name is also mention
ed in this paragraph Thomas H. Ben
BULOAW AS A31 LNEMY TO THE SOUTH
Burgaw wants to be incorporated.
We hope the Legislature will gratify
our neighbors. We can stand two cities
in this vicinity. Wilmington Star.
Really, this is not "the North Carolina
system." It is very wrong in Burgaw
to wish the Legislature to give it a
charter. In truth it ought not to have
one. Some capitalists or foreign com
pany might come in and build up the
place with their own money, and it
might thus be able to rival its "sister
city" and do "some business" which
Wilmington would otherwise get It is
very unpatriotic in the people of Bur
gaw to ask such a favor, slight as it.
The good citizens of Wilmington should
hold meetings and send delegations to
Raleigh to see that the Legislature does
not pass an act the results of which will
be so disastrous to North Carolina's
chief port Long live Wilmington!
Down with Burgaw!
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I HE oOITTH ATLANTIC We agaill
welcome this publication to our table.
It continues to grow with each issue in
interest and popular value. The con
tributors to the current number are
Paul IT. Hayne, W. H. Babcock, James
C. Lamb, Espy W. II. Williams, W. C.
Johnstone, George Davis, W. W. Alex
ander and M. E. Hyams. This number
contains the fifth and sixth chapters of
"Carmelita " and chapters eighth and
ninth of "John Davidson's Wife," a
continued story, the scene of which is
laid partly in "Charlotte. In addition to
the articles indicated, and shorter
sketches by others, whose names are
given above, this copy of the maga
zine contains articles on current sub
jects, notes and opinions and para
graphs of interest The South Atlantic,
published at Wilmington by Mrs. C. W.
Harris, at $3 per annum is a credit to
orth Carolina and Southern litera
ture. We feel a deep interest in its
welfare arid trust that our people may
continue to give it a liberal patronage.
President Hayes has whipped Sena
tor Conkling out on the New York
custom house appointments, the Senate
having confirmed the President's nom
inations over Conklinar's onnoaitinn
We are glad that it is so not that we
love Hayes more but Conkling less.
This defeat takes the top-lof tical Sena
tor from New York off, .at 'the knees
and scores another victory for the mod
erate wing of the Republican party.
We print on our fourth page this
morning a very excellent and excellent
ly well written article from the New
bei-nian in reference ' ft the Jate con
vention of 'Northern settlers in this
city. The editor of the Newbemian,
Mr. S. M Carpenter, is himself a North
ern man, who has settled in the South
since the war.
The refinement of Barcasm has been
reaclied V' wHen ' New Hanover connW
threatens to withdraw its support frorh
the great Democratic narLv of xrnrth
tl Til War at, Cabal.
EONDOir. FebrnftrV iA
from Lahore to the Times says an offi
cial telegram fromJellallabad reports
that civil strife has broken out at CabuL
Yakoob Khan is Shelling; ChahdoL the
Kizilbash portion of thecitv. Nhitipt-
ous sirdars have left Cabul with their
Hartrldge's Successor Kamed.
artAjfl&lL GJun-Feb. 4. The first
congressional district-convention met
to-day to nominate -ft candidate for
Congress for' the unexpired term of
Hartridge. On the t wentieth ballot the!
! drawn; Hon. W. B. Fleming, of Libfir-
a. . s- ' : -
ty county, was unanimously nominat
ed. Cincinnati. Feb. 4. Martha nniiinn
killed her brother-in-law, Jonathan
a ucicnetvackson county,
JKLO". .n ouaay way naa been
receiving attentions from a man who
wa? objectionable to her family. Drake
forbade -Mm' to' come to the hoaisfeJhft
hearing of it, shot Drake through
the heart. y - , 6
(nn t,..; v. vsm : . Aw . . j j z, r.
The Davenport In Tea tlgatlon.
sioner, principally federal marshals,
Phief and, deputies, were examined at
; A London dispatch says the ; council
of control and tne associated cham
hora nf .ofrrifnlt.nrft hflVfl roanltraH 4a
WHAT the TWO HOUSES DID TESTE BD AY
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Kf ttbsW StflPrseCmmmg
22MXrfritf the iButler-CorbirLdase
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Debate in tniBause-Wused to
Reduce the Army Mackey and
Wallace Testifying Before the
TeUersT7i6 Titden Invests -
Maxey, of Texas from, the- committee
on post-ofBces'andpOst-Foads, reported
an amenamenx pjpposea Dy xnat;com
l mittee to' the. posWffice . aiDr6rriation
S M11 Steamship line
Deiween JNewjtoricana jcuo Dvrwav of
Norfolk, Va. ; and another line between
.New Orleans and Kio by way of Gal
veston, Texas, and allowing a subsidy
oi siou.uuu per annum ror eacn line.
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neierrea 10 ine committee on appro
, Cameron, of Wisconsin, from the
committee on privileges ; and elections,
submitted a majority report signed by
the Republican members of the com
mittee, declaring that David T. Corbin
has been duly elected Senator from
snnth ramTini anH TitvA iJZ
entitled to his
Hill, of Georgia, from the committee.
suomnted a minority report, signed by
tne Democratic members, in favor of
M. C. Butler, the present incumbent of
tne seat Ordered that both reports be
priiiLeu ana piacea on tne calendar.
Senator Butler returned to Washington
Mr. Matthews, of Ohio, from the
wmiiiiLiee on ioreign relations, re
ported bacfc a number of petitions in
regard to claims of citizens of the
United States against the government
ui Nicaragua, togetner with a resolu
tion providing for the appointment of
a committee of five Senators to sit dur
ing recess and inquire into the claims
of citizens pf the United States against
the government df Nicaragua for in
demnity tor the lives of-relatives, ini-
pnsonment, etc., and to what extent
the government of Nicaragua should
make compensation therefor. Placed on
Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, from the com
mittee on finance, reported with amend
ment House bill to authorize the issue of
certificates of deposit in aid of the re-
iunding of the public debt, and it was
placed on the calendar.
VJUH.B, ui icxas, spoKe at length in
tavor of constructing a railroad in
lexastothe Rio Grande, after which
the benate resumed the consideration
or the unfinished business, being the
resolution of Edmunds declaring the
validity of the thirteenth, fourteenth
and nrteenth amendments to the con
stitution of the United States, and
Bayard spoke, declaring that the first
one to throw doubt upon the validity
of the amendments was the Senator
from Vermont (Edmunds). Edmunds
followed m a speech of some length, af
ter which White, of Maryland, obtain
ed the floor, and will speak to-morrow.
Confirmation John H. Sloss, United
btates marshal for the northern dis
trict oi Alabama.
House. The House is in committee of
tne whole on the army appropriation
bill. An amendment reducing the force
of the army to 15,000 has been defeated
by a large majority.
Quiet a stormy debate arose on an
amendment offered by Cox, of New
York, to reduce the army to 17,500 men,
in the course of which Mills, of Texas,
charged the Democrats with being re
sponsible for Custer's death, because of
their miserable economy, which he
stated appeared to be the only idea of
statesmanship which the House pos
sessed. The House rejected the amend
ment, and also another reducing it to
20,000. The vote was 66 ayes to 118
The House took a recess without
further disposition of the bill.
To-night s session is for the consider
ation of the Mississippi levee bilL
The Teller committee this morning
examined Col. Mackey, of South Caro
lina, in regard to the late election in
that State, his testimony being to the
effect that the Republicans were in nu
merous ways prevented from having a
full and free vote in Charleston county,
fraud for that purpose.
United States Marshal Wallace fol
lowed Mackey. He said the Democrats
regarded voting tissue ballots as a huge
joke on the Republicans, saying that
.they had learned the tricks of the Re
publicans, and were now beating them
at uieir own game.
The sub-Potter committee, consisting
of Hunton, chairman, Springer, Steng
;ei Hiscock and Reed will leave for
Jsew York this evening, and to-mor-;row
will begin investigating the Flori
da and South Carolina dispatches.
! The Senate committee on finance to
;day recommended the passage of the
;IIouse bill authorizing the issuance of
government certificates of deposits on
sums of 610 and upwards, to bear inter
est at 3 per cent and to be exchange
able for 4 per cent bonds, with an
amendment to increase the rate of in
terest to 3.65-100. i
j Chas. G. Manning, collector of cus
toms for the eastern district of North
Carolina; Wm. H. Thomas, of South
Carolina, to be consul at St. Paul De
, Wief, Niws Ittm-v
United States Senator Ingalls, of Kan
sas, has been re-elected after a hard
struggle in caucus and Legislature.
. At Huntington, Tnd Friday, Charles
La Croix shot at Jessie Young, a young
woman of ill fame missed her, and then
snot nimsen dead.
Mrs. Owen Murphy was kicked to
death at rownell, Vt, last week by a
drunken laborer. No arrest and no in
vestigation toll wed. '
ine elegant opera house recently
uuuiuiewjuat ljyncnDurg, va., at a cost
oi aDout $ou,uuo, will be opened by Mr.
oyuu, viu Lvir.iiut nret time tm
Thursday evening, with Mr. "P n n-m
arid Mr. Ford's company in Julius Ca
Bai. I .- .. . . . , .
At - Macon. . Ga Sundav.
, , Z J 7 " muMH-sr
uiuu ireeiy. r our lionra afrwa
A 1 . .
Franklin was., found: 4ead in W ceU
from the effects of the blows. Much in-!
dignatiori prevailed among the Colored
people. O'Connorls locked up:'---i
Wnr-Barnes has, ? been sentenced at
Frenhburgi Kyw to B9 yearUmpris-.
onment tor the murder of iThomas ;Ste
( xne mumer was an atrocious
one out1 the friends of the murderer
the town. rsavJberAhalltfeirAiohrtrt
body engaged irr his coiiytetlon1-
A'f yj TATsarF
former-piesidentof Panama, Ijas -just
' died-- y:?A7ia:4ii;xM&niT. iM --yo
a apprehended between Chili
imposed by the latter upon the nitrate!
industries which are controlled- by - the
iormer. - . ,tt , , lf.
r The eeneral nnininn''tnYMi4 t
;.iStuuiio uurauon- is tnat war will
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INTEREST! 5G STENTS 0 V IESTERD1T.
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The Railroad Question Argued Before
j ne jLommmee vaptain Kooinson
vto oe LlentrnaBt-Gof ernor x
Senator Tance to Lecture.
- opeclal k the Observer. Jv:
1LB OYER THE BATLKOAD BILL.
LtM'Wit ti. . .
SiElGn,ebrdary 4fh.The CfiSJFB
xulmj aim - iimmgton aeiegauous ap.
peared to-night ,, before the legislative
joint committee - on-internal improve-
aA&.. -i-J' i
- o" my KAiwoiuu vs.. sa.a.w.
u&.tsu ,xvr-,iw tne , taieigu s ..ugusut
Air-Lme Baikoad Company, by Chas.
It. Jones and R. P. Waring, of Charlotte,
and against it by Messrs. Stedman and
Currie, of Wilmington. The committee
has riot yet made its report, but the im
pression here is that the bill will pass.
A hard fight is; however, being made
against it by the people of Wilmington.
Two delegations from that city are now
her using their influence against the
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LIETJTEN ANT-GOVERNOR ROBINSON.
The Democratic members of the Sen
ate held a caucus in their chamber to
night, and nominated for president of
the Senate Capt. James L. Robinson, of
Macon. The other Senators balloted
for were Messrs. W. A. Graham, of
Lincoln, J.L Scales, of Guilford, and
W,T; Dortcft, of Wayne.
VANCE'S LAST DAY AS GOVEENOR.
Gov. Vance retires from the guberna
torial chair to-morrow, and Hon. Thos.
Jj Jarvis will be at once inaugurated as
Governor. At . the same time, Capt
Robinson will be installed as Lieu
THE SCATTERED NATION.
By special request Gov. Vance will
deliver his lecture "The Scattered Na
tion" before the members of the Gener
al Assembly in the hall of the House of
Representatjves Friday night J.
INDUSTRIAL AND BUSINESS ITEMS.
Embarrassments and Failures, Foreign
London, February 4. Unless the
masters or the men yield, a strike in
the engineering trade in London will
commence on the 7th. The amalga
mated society oi engineers took final
action last night in favor of resistance
to tne proposed reduction or wages.
ine striKe win include tne engineers.
boiler makers, pattern makers, steam
engine makers and iron mongery work
ers hi, me eignreen estaonsnments
which have given notice of reduction.
These include only a small proportion
of the employers in the trade. None of
the railway xompanies have ioined in
the movement, and many large private
nrms nave not.
Kendall & Cos bank, of Helston.
known as the Union Bank of Helston.
-TATerson, JS. J FebruaiY 4. The
warpers in tne silk mill of Dexter Lam-
bert, to the number of 34, have gone out
on a demand for higher wages, and se
rious emDarrassment m the operations
oi tne mm is reared.
Boston. February 4. The firm nf
en no & Long, stock brokers, is finan
cially embarrassed, but to what extent
nas not been ascertained.
Utica, February The Utica Dailv
j.Kryu,vtKJu,n. upeuuu puuncation tnis
Virginias Public Debt Proposition from (he
At the conference in Richmond. Va
un oabuiuay last, uetween a suo-com-
mittee of the joint committee of finance
or. tne legislature, and the representa-
uves oi ine oonanoiaers. Messrs. Hucrh
McCulloch, representing the associa
tion of the United States of America,
and Isaac H. Carrineton. renresentino
the council of foreign bondholders, of
-L.ono.on, suDmittea a Dill authorizing
me ureauon oi regisierea ana coupon
bonds, dated January 1. 1879. navable
in forty years and bearing interest at
8 per cent, for five years, 4 per cent for
twenty-five years, and five per cent, for
certificates of interest to be receivable
for taxes and other debts due the State ;
ail Que ana unpaid interest to be funded
at the rate of 50 cents on the dollar; in-
aeoieaness to oe iunaea at tne rate of
two coupons to one peeler. In regard
to west Virginia's third, the State of
Virginia agrees to negotiate, or to aid
the creditors in negotiating with the
State of West Virginia for an amicable
settlement of the claims of such credi
tors against that State. Mr. S. G. Ward,
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wiiu icyreseiiuj .raring urotners in the
interest of the sterling bondholders.
aoes not join in the proposition. After
a reaaing or the bill remarks were
maae oy Mai. uarrnneton. MeCniinfth
Ward, of the Barinsr house in Lnndnn
Mr. Fry, of New York, Mr. Moffett, Mr.
-ouuuck, jyir. isaroour, uen. Anderson
and others. The bUl is now before the
joint committee, and the result of their
deliberations will be marie known tn
both houses to-day or early this week, j
Mr. McCulloch. in the course of his re-
marks, gave two pieces of advice, as fol
lows: "If the debtlauestion be now set
tled, do not keep it before the public ;
let it rest ; and, second, do not run down
your lands and do not speak of the pov
erty of your State; but be hopeful and
cheerful, and the future will be brighf
The Kichmond Dispatch considers
the proposition of the bondholders a
liberal one, allowing the State to pay
the smallest rates until times are better
and the larger rates when the people
are more able to bear a heavier taxa
tionthe effect being to relieve the
State of $900,000 per annum for the first
five years; $600,000 uer annum for the
next twenty-five years, and of $300,000
per annum for the last ten years. The
fctate will have the right to redeem any
of her bonds at the end of ten years.
. The Richmond Whig, on the other
nand, alter analmng the bill, says
" We will not do it! The people of Vir
ginia demand relief and this this is
offered them I .They ask for bread, and
a stone is proposed. Tbe legislator
who votes for it hay, lie1 who favors it,
01 even remoteiy assents to itis damn
ed politically in Virginia forever."
Threatening AttltudfTor Ohio Miners.
j Cn&tem, Februryp. A dispatch
from Cashokfon savs the striking mi
ners; threaten violence- to any one at
tempting to work the mines until their
demands are acceded to. Jjastruight a
number of miners who had heen ri
m the mines were assaulted upon com
ing out , and , would .have , been badly
beaten; but, for the interference of , the
police. The ; town is full of drunken
miners and further" trnnhle is antici
pated. ,i ... , ,.., A ,?-!-, U -.4 . .
- A Snip on Fire '
LONDON. Fehriiiarv'vA.ThA flaffshiT
Duke of Wellington is on fire at Ports
mouth; Her fire signals are flying and
ine alarm signal guns are . being fired.
Xugs have gone to her.assistance. -i w ..-
A little soj
effects of a
A Tittle ami i if fr ' W .1. Pntrn . f
- 1 on the sharp end or an upturned suck,
t The Wilkesboro
Witness has i been
01J TV 1 WUW 1UUU J. iUlgU JJmV9MJLAJ.fAAAVp
Which vWas killed in the Brushy -Moun-
a large catamount,
tains a:few days ago by aparty of young
men. They killed two, male, and femaie
In one day.
Wilmington, the Star's' local man says
j he is in the sere, and yellow leaf, but
tnere s lots oi gauantry in vv umiugtuu.
Twon t do tana up to -we racK, viu
1 gentleman ; your age won't: exempt you
i irom service-.
The Wilmington Star says the latest
intelligence from the bark Success,
from that port, and recently wrecked
south of Kitty Hawk, is that the Baker
Wrecking Company, of Norfolk, had
stripped her , and carried to that port
such things as they were able. The
cargo.is scattered upon the beach for a
distance of fifty miles, and the vessel is
a total loss.;
The Wilmington Review says that on
Sunday morning about 3J30 o clock, one
of the female members of Mr. j. W.
Moody's family, was awakened by the
dense smoke which filled her room. She
woke the family, who had barely time
to escape in their night clothes. The
alarm of fire was sounded, but so rapid
ly did the flames consume the building
that it was too far gone to be saved.
The fire originated in the store attached
to the dwelling of Mr. Moody and own
ed by Mr. Christian HusselL The first
building consumed was that occupied
by Mr. Moody as a store and dwelling.
A one-story frame building occupied by
C. H. Strode, was next destroyed, and at
the time of the burning of the Strode
building, the Brooklyn market house
caught fire and was soon destroyed. A
building opposite the market, owned by
Allan Evans, and occupied by Carrie
McKoy, was next ignited, and a house
east of Strode's residence soon followed
suit, but the fire on these two dwellings
was extinguished by tne nre depart
ment The property was partially in
sured. Mr. HusselFs loss will be quite
Sentence of Election Judges.
Baltimore, Feb. 4. In the United
States circuit court to-day, Judge Bond
sentenced Thomas Perry. Robert B.
Perry and Wm. S. Wilkinson, judges of
election in the eighth district of Ann
Arundel county, who were yesterday
found euiltv of irregularity at the con
gressional election, to pay a fine of $50
each and the cost of the suit
About fifteen thousand rounds of Com Bran for
sale, at 50 cents per hundred, at
JOHN UARlBALOrS MILLS,
Feb. 2 dlw. West Charlotte.
Ha vine nurch&aed a nice Una of Tnhaiwi at ttu
i am prepared to offer extra Inducements to buy
ers. Call early. THOS. H. GAITHER.
CITY PROPERTY FOR SALE.
Any nerson deslrlmr to numhajiA a an!l imnmci
City Lot, House with nine rooms, and modern con
veniences, nne wen oi water, brick kitchen, within
five minutes walk of the public square, can be ac-
(aHiuuuuuiea oy applying at
uecis THIS OFFICE.
J QQQ FEE SIMPLE DEEDS,
MOST APPROVED FORM.
Just Printed and For Sale at the
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
siyieoiiype. it win do good service for several
years w come, it wui De sola in lots to sul pur
chasers, and in fonts of 50 to l.OOOIbs, with or
wiinoui cases. Address OBSERVER.
oct5 Charlotte. N. C
R A FIRST CLASS
Smoke call and get a Sudor, at
IN CASH WILL PURCHASE
stvieTof bed aS'X
replaced by a new one. Address j. a bailey,
xaitcrynae una nouniaineer, ureenvme,
CASES HUNYADI JANOS
Mineral Water; 10 baskets (50 jugs each) Apol-
llnaris, Just received.
Just received a fresh supply of superior Tea.
WILSON & BUR WELL.
UIST'S GARDEN SEED.
A large supply of these popular seed.
ea. Dy wilsun a
ttte are always ready
And wniinjrto show soods whether or not tou are
reaay 10 ouy. jj. a. wkisx-on a. vo.
Said from fresh stock, by
WILSON 4 BUR WELL.
UIST'S GARDEN SEED
Are the best sold by
, ( WILSON 4 BURWELL.
Jan30 . . . ......
SPLENDID HOLIDAY ATTRACTIONS !
..V : DEMORESrS MONTHLT. ' '
' A grand combination of the entertaining, the
useful and the beautiful, with fine art engravings
ouu uu pichubb in eacn. numoer Jtnce zo cents,
post free.: Yearly 93, with an unequalled premi
um, two SDlendld oil nlctures. Snnk nf Amta ,H
the Lion's Bride, 15x24 inches, mounted on can-1
vass: trails oormuon no cents extra. hatmi nnatai
cam lur iuu Daracuiars. Aaoreiu w. jknniwrs
DKMOREST, 17 East 14th street N. Y. Do not
iaii 10 see tne splendid February No. Ki
IF YOU WISH to engage In an honest genteel
business, and make nlantv nf mnn Hin
the holidays, send your address to - - '
4 -' ' ' ' - RANDOLPH, CO., J i
feb4w4t ,'f 107, 4th, a?., N, Y'
ERO ODE'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND,
12 volumes $15.00. -
A CNT CHARLOTTE'S STORY- '
V ; ,
Of English, French and Creek History. ,
8tove and Hardware HousA for
C H B A P: HA HP WARE
r all euros.
Buy tour COOK; STOVES .from me, as I have 1
good reasons why they will do your work Quick and
Easy, Cheap and Clean :
They are cheapest to buy.
They are best to use.
They bake evenly and quickly.
Their operation la 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 localities,
becausf : r I;,:!-
Every Stove is guaranteed to give satisfaction
Corner Tryon and Sixth Streets,
Corner Tryon and Sixth Streets,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
S. P. CALDWELL. Proprietor
This house Is permanently established and offers
an the conveniences and comforts of a first-class
boarding house. Persons visiting the city win find
It a pleasant home. Permanent boarders wanted.
Can be furnished with rooms.
RATES--Per day, transient, $1.25; per week,
$6.00. Regular table, $13.00; board and room
per month, $18.00.
Q.EEAT BAEGAINSFOB THE HOLIDAYS,
J, T. BUTLER'S.
J. T. BUTLER'S.
GOLD AND SILVER SPECTACLES.
Gold-Head Canes and
for Christmas, at '
J. T. BUTLER'S.
WE DESIRE to call attention to OUR STOCTT
E DESIRE to call attention to OUR STOCXV
-T7 ANCY GOOD O
JC ANCY GOOD "
Ground and Cut Glass Bottles, the handsomest
in the market The latest styles of Perfume Boxes,
including some novelties, which will pay you to
call and examine.
FINE FLORENCE and CELULOID TOILET Cases
French Plate, Hand Mirrors, Russia Leather
Pocket Books; also a full stock of English and
American Tooth, Hair and Kail Brushes.
L. R. WRISTON 4 CO.
EW LTVERT STABLE.
il you want nrst-ciass Carriages, Phaetons, Bug
gies or saddle Horses, , go to the New Livery
Stable. ' " -
If you want a Carriage and Baggage Wagon to
meet arriving or departing trains, goto the New
If you want your horses well fed and well groomed
go to the New Livery Stable.
Careful drivers, Dromntness and reasonahi a nriooa
are our motto.
maraa R. CHAMBERS 4 CO.
THE CENTRAL HOTEL SALOON
A.jk6.;)es.ttX WHISKEY, Stand-
ard Pure, Two Years Old;
OR FINK WINES,
And Pure Liquors, Three Yean Old, go
eentral Hotel Saloon.
? Especial attention to the retail trade, and -all dor
Goods are warranted of the best quality.
JiLim'i . ' WILS BURWELLJ
dOClS r.ta.'IixHj h wi At., Dnunrlotai t -
8. S. PEGTLAU hnn vlthlnam fm v.
MiiDiu m. 7 Fr rrr. ' : vi
fifPrjpf to February 1st, 1879. must call and
settle with Pen-am A Co. a V.
"uiub a. aii uerBons wnn rnra tha lata
. '. We Will onntintM! th Tlnnt anrl QKaa
the same staiid as before, First National Bank
building, Charlotte, N. C
;Febmary2u1879. HAM 4 CO.
. auibs ana Aiemocrat copy.
i,i t tit
1st National Bank Building: Charlotte. N.
Our stock Of Ronts
to be the beet In the SiatV, and we wSSd
ed to have you caU and exami Vn,.uid.k Pleas-
The subscriber, Trustee of SMITH ,
oegs leave the attention of the
nlty to the large stock of
now in his hands for sale. It is believed to be the
largest and best stock of goods South of Baltimore,
and Is well worthy the examination of any pe
whether wanting one or a thousand pair. The
AN INFINITE VARIETY,
from the finest to the coarsest shoe made. If you
want a pair, or any number of cases, call, and your
wants can be supplied.
In this connection the subscriber would state
that if reasonable prices can be obtained, the
whole stock, both Wholesale and Retail, will be
AT A BARGAIN,
either together or separately. Propositions for
purchase are solicited.
J. M. B. REYNOLDS, Trustee
Charlotte, N. C Jan. 17, 1878-3weod.
NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.
TRAINS GOINU EAST.
Date, Nov. 10, '78. No. 2 No.4 I Dallf
Daily Dally ex.Sun.
Leave Charlotte, 3.45 am 6.55 pm
" Greensboro, 8.20am 14.10pm
" Hateigh, 3 00pm 5.30am P
Arrive Goldsboro, 5.25 p m J 9.30 a m J
No. 2 Connects at Sallsburv with w v p r t
all points In Western North Carolina risiw.
Sundays At Greensboro with R. 4 D. R R. for all
wTw!ftwS!U3t M Goldflborowlttl
NO. 4 Connects at Amnnnhnm nrfth x Tk t.
R. for all points North, East and West
TRAINS GOING WEST.
I Date, Nov. 10, '78.
No. 1 No. 3 Dally
.Dally. Dally. ex. Sun,
9.50 am 5.35 pm
3.50 pm 5:30 am
8.28 pm 6.47 am
2.25 am 10.50 am
. " Greensboro
Vl1i?ctf t.atJJlreSn8boro with Salem
. Calotte with C, C. k A. R. R. for all
points South and South-west; at Alr-Llne Junction,
South-east" BaUroad ioT all points South and
rtnw fS8 Savory with W. N. C. R.
daily exceDt Sundav. At iirT i T,.r,n k
T; "-t ur powira south and South-west
A r a T . . " viuiuuvu mu
t o zH" W1U1 o. a.
Railroad for all
iniuto ouuui una ooutu-west.
Leave Greensboro, dally except Sunday, 8.50 pm
Arrive Salem, " " i o Rn n m
Leave Salem. '?m
ivt??giat,?ree?sboro with trains on the R 4
D. and N. C. Railroads.
H t 8IEPLKJ CABS V-rrHOCT CHAKOI
Run DOth wars on Tmlna t n t ,
York and Atlanto via Richmond; GreSro
ISfi0 a-5d i0018 on Train Nos. 3 and.
hJ? V!? on 8818 Greensboro, Ralelg.
SSJ6. Charlotte, and at all
?C So.South-west, Vest, North
ESbJRSSSZ? 18468 to ta Aritan-
MrtA Gen. Passenger Agent,
nov2 Rlchmo5d fa.
CHABLOXTK, COLCICBIA ANT) ACGUSTA R. R.,
Columbia, s. C, Dec 27, 1878
On and after Sunday, Dec. 29th, 1878, the fol
towtog passenger schedule will be run over this
road, (.Washington time,):
t . ii Going Nobis, No. 2.
Arrive Columbia, Ji4 . i i - 4 .
Leave Columbia, . ...
"1 1 Gonra Sooth. No. &
Arrive Columbia...... ,
.. l 00 A. M
,. 6 00 A. M
. . 6 05 A. M
.10 00 A.M
5 55 T. M.
10 00 P.M.
10 10 P. M.
8 10 A.M.
11 27 A.M.
4 10 p.m.
, 4 15 p.m.
.' 8 80 p.m.
Arrive Augusta.. .is'.v .v. -.
' . ; Gorso Nobth, Na 4.
Leave Augusta.... ....... .; . '
9 03 A.M
l 20 M
1 80 P. M
Amveunarione.... ft so p. m
..... n. . - mr ..... . vv . ,
These train stmt nnW at Vnrt win Dnof mn.
Chester, Wliinsboro, Ridge way, LeesVille, Bates
burg. Rldee SDrineS. Johston. Trantnn unit (imnUe-.
ville. All other stations will be recognized as flag
stations.' - .' t ni"..i i
Pullman Palacy sleeping and drawing-room cars
i Nob. 1 and 2, Oreensboro to Augusta: also on
Nos. 3 and 4, New York to Savannah, vto
uiviiu i u uouxKUk veiiuiu itaiiroaa. - -
- D. KLINE, Superintendent.
3m. R. KacHubdo, Q. P. Agent.