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THE WEEKLY LEDGE
Saturday,' - - J- - Nov. 9, 1878
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tions from any person relative to the
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. nication relative; to personal matters
or tending to 0ring about a contro
versy will not be tolerated. Ed's.
-w The. N. C. Conference of the M.
E. Church, South, will convene in
Try on Street Church, Charlotte,
N, C, Nov!: 27;. IQ o'clock, a. in.
V.Tnii State Sunday School ICon
veritFon which assembled in RaTeigh
last week, adjourned on Sunday last.
We hope the annual gatherings of
this body, will result in i mnch good
to the Sunday School cause. I
The election of Congressmen in
this Slate on Tuesday last, passed
oft quietly. No papers were received
on Thursdayfrom- Raleigh, therefore
" we 'canhra- state, officially, who is
. elected.! (The present Judications
are that: North Carolina has elected
a solid Democratic delegation. The
election in other States,' North and
South, also passed off quietly.: The
vote polled -In some of the States
was small. .
-DR. THOMAS w, ir a w RTS
A correspondent- of the Raleigh
Observer, L. C. V ," writing from
C$hapel Hill, has this to say of Dr.
Harris, and ve lieartily approve of
everv word that' is said of him :
"The medical class at the Univer
sity this year is quite small owing to
the 6hort -tiuie of IlL organization.
Dr.'Hirris, the instructor in this dc
. partment, is a thorough scholar and
a master of his profession. -His in
struction is on the order of that of
ihe University of Virginia. Thor
ough theoretical instruction is given
the first year. The student has no
advantages of a clinical department
which, is unnecessary for the first
year student ; his advantages lor ex
planaiions in'ariatomy are splendid;
. the lectures are well delivered and
will leave "lasting impressions on the
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Returns from Wake, official, give
the county to Turnerby a majority
of 100. . Jones, Republican, received
eight or nine hundred votes in the
county. ' 1
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Selma. N. C. Nov. 5, 11:45 p. m.
Nine townships give Davis 1,015,'
Turner 473, and Jones 303. Davis'
majority riot less than 700; in the
county. ' ' ' '
Princeton, Nov. 5. : A-small vote.
ClaytonDavis 66, Turner 21,
Jones 2. --. v. - , '
Wilson's Mills Turner.50, Davis
26 Jones, none : -; -
Jones tie, Turner only 7yotes 1 -r
Later The vote as far as heard
trom is :
'Davis.'.- Turner.. Jones.
121 4Ct 19
118 42 75
135 9 - 142
90 33 00
135 1 32
Wilson's Mills, 35, 66 00
Be it ah,
Moncure, Nov. "5. Davis
eighteen votes over both candidates,
and forty-three votes over Turner as
compared with . the vote of 1876 at
j KaleilJ Observer.
HE i RALEIGH CHRISTIAN
NEW HANOVER COUNTY.
j This, excellent re
It has for a
a7;i:.w.. r , r.rtmii1fi no nhano-ed bands
returu8;of this ci,y hov, WaddeH, -J
Democrat, 1,001, Russell, Green stale, and has beenpied an en
backer, 1,924. Russeil's majority, -ial)je position in the field of jour
923, against 1,066 -majority lor Llism. The Rev. Dr. Bobbittyafier
Cariaday, Republic in 1876. , : - -rvice extending i-the est
it T-: lllaoOnR )1 IMS 111V. v... ---
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ditorial management; and leavesvU
carries Duplin by over 500.
loses 134 hi the city,49 in Harnett and r . T ,pa iid, Rev. W. S
Cape : Fear townships. vvaaaeii bjact and the Rev. p. Jj. iteia.
The Rev. W? b.
or ,xf Edenton
"'Knrnh anil has a
k State : reputation j for ability, use-
J . i . .1 -. 'J ..ictlqil tll(IV.
He has had no experience as an edi-
Mack is the pas-
Cameron, Nov;' 6. tThe vote ol
Greenwood townshm o;7, is, Wad-
del 11 38, Russell 48, Canaday 4. The
general impression is that Waddelli
gains in the countyi .1 - .;
CUMBE RLA t D CO IJNT Y,
tor, but he has an
aptitude for doing
and we expect to
. . .iiotorii npiiod as dis-
see nun iiw v ov- i ?--- .
tinguished an ! editor as he is a
i Eayettevillei- NoV; 6.1-11:40 k M.p The Rev. F. LJ Reid has an ex
" , . , 1 3 1 f f 1 t li'ijerierice as a correspondent which
Cumberland has gone for Ruelle";uoc-" . ;. a , i.. ..MnuUr hlni
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by 250 to 255, a gain of 315 to 320 for
the Kepublicans. , -
OKANVILLE COUNTY. .
Henderson, Nov. 5.-3:45 p. M,
Vote light. White as full as negroes.
Jones twenty votes. Davis got more
Radicals than Turner Democrats.
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The vote at Henderson is Davis
300, Turner 343, Jones 4.
; PROF. REDD.
This distinguish'ed and learned
'gentleman of thd University of 'the
State, h3s gained , a - reputation as a
. toxpcologist that will Uo credit to
' tl.at noble old institution. Wherever
the Professor, goes he never lails to
Fpeak a good word for the Univer
sity. We learn that in Johnston
county during his last : visit he se
cured louror five"j'oung men. for
the University. In speaking of the
murder trial which has been going
. on iu Johnstonr county lbr.seyeral,
'days, a correspondent of the Raleigh
Obsereer writes :'
"Prot. Redd was next introduced,
: , .w ho u noTerw eii tTai nospn sri d -ex a m i-
tion by the able counsel, for jlhe de:
fence touching his competency to
testify as an expert. The Court
ruled that he was fully competent to
lestify. He testified that he took
from the stomach and abdomen
nearly one-half a grain of strychnine
and one sixty-fifth (1-65) of a grain
from a portion of the liver. He de
scribed5 the different, tests applied;
one a physiological test in whiph he
injected a snall- portion of the con
tenl8 ofthe Btomach under the skj
of a frog, which had convulsions,
and died in a few minutes ; he de
- scribed the color tests, physical
tests, fcc. On the last named he
.was examined at some length ly
Mr. Badger, but his answers showed
that he was no ordinary toxocofo
gistor, as teome of the old ladies
call him, pizen doctor.' Jut at this
stage a good old farmer suggested
icy-vour correspondent" that doctors
rf sharner than lawyers, to which!
In. assented, of course. He exhibi-J "p to 12 o'clock.
ORANGE COUNTY. '
Iillsboro, Nor. 5. The vote was
small, iiepublicans went solid for
Turner. ' Turner losing on the Au
- ,Hill8boro, Nov. 5.-8:30 P. m.
Hillsbofo gives Davis 212, Turner
260, Jones 20 ; Cole's Store, Davis
33' Turner 11 ; . J acKsonB-crmrp-,-sal
via 35, Turner 35. Vote was small
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Chapel Hill, Nov. 5.-9:20 r m.
Chapel Hill, Davis 194, Turner 163.
Jones 17; .White Cross,' Davis 59,
Turner 13, Jones 2 ; Patterson's
Mill! Turner 81, Davis 38. ,
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Franklinton, Nov. 6. 12 M. Da-
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vis' majority in Franklin over Tur
ner, will be between 12 and 1300.
Franklinton, Nov. 6. 12:10 A. m.
Seven townshiis heard from. Louis
bjirg township gave Turner nothing
with the will attached.
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(oldsboro, tfov. .5. Wayne ex
ceeds the Democratic vote of August
lor Kitchin. Goldsboro precinct
gives Kitchin 37 majority, j We gain
in all the precincjs heard from.
GoldsUbro, Nov. 5. 4 t. m. The
election is progressing slowly. Very
little interest is manifested by either
party, notably by the white Repub
licans, who show a dis:-osition to
abstain from voting. At the country
precincts some, white Republicans
have voted for Kitchin. The negroes
in this county seem to be well under
the discipline of their white leaders
and as a result the negro vote goes
for Harris. O'Hara-may get-five
hundred votes in the county, but it
is doubtful. Here at Goldsboro
precinct the negro vote is j solid for
Harris, O'Hara having received but
three votes so far. The country
precincts are more or . less divided.
It is thought that the vote will fall
short of the August vote,;especially
the . negro vote. . Present indications
lead us to hope that- Capt. Kitchin
will have a majority of about 1,600
in Wayne over O'Hara. The white
Republicans here concede' Kitchin's
election, but all depends! upon the
strength Harris will develop in
Craven, Warren, Halifax, Wilson
and Northampton. Greene, Lenoir
and Jones are almost solid for O'Hara
At Bulkhead box, in Greeue county?
Harris had received only three votes
GUILFORD, RANDOLPH, DAVIDSON.
Greensboro, Nov. 5.--Demoeratic
gains 'lu Guilford in . five townships
heardfrom, 108. Morehead town
ship, Scales 228, Tourgee282r Gfil-
mcr township, Scales 304, To urge e
245. 'friendship township, .Sea es
97, Tourgee-45. Deep River town
ship, Scale's 40,Tourgeje 35. Fen
tress township, Scalesjlll, Tourgee
32. Guilford will,' from ! indications,
give Scales 500 majority. Tlb
townships" in xjiockingham. Ryim
ville, Scales 225, Tourgee 180.
Sirnpsonvillo, Scales 135; Tourgee 7J3.
Scales will carr Rockingham by
500 majority. )Tentworth, 'Iali
son and New Bethel in Rockingham
county,', give Scales 290 majority.
One fourth falling off in - Vote.
Thomasville, Davidson county, gives
Scales 247, Tourgee 45. High Poii.t,
Scales 108, Tourgee 103.
Greensboro, .Nov. o. o:4ii P. M
Six townships heard from. Thej
same propoitiohato gain will give
Scales over eighi.' hundred .majority.
ai accompiisnei j.".-"
Uen engaged in literary work ior a
mmber ofyears past, and is in. every
wiy capable of fillhig with credit to
hlnselt and his reaersj the respon
sible position, to wh'icW he has been
Ied. The paper Ainder the inun-
.qioment of Dr. Bbbbitt has been
ehiiienllv succtfUI. and he retires
flom its editorial stjiff on account ol
inpaired health, and a desire to rt
tiiin to t lie TictfXre ministry,'. Rev.
Dr. Black will retain the pas-
fluiirr.h. We -wish
uinler the new
? The serai-annual fexammauons win
At the suggestion of the Lbuger
the supper hour has been changed to
5:30, j. m. , ; .. . .; . :;
MrW; A. Betts spent several
days if 'last week jin Ralergh in at,
tendance uooii .tin Sunday School
Convention. We welcome him back
again.. ' '' t ' r . '
1 The ' improvements in Physics
Hall are about- completed. 1 rot
Redd ;J entirely baiisHed by the new
arrangement. The j new Laboratory
in this Hall cannot be beaten in the
world lor convenience and yenti
President Battle delivered several
mtrnstini? and instructive lectures
last week to his class in Political
Economy ujion the subject of "The
v-ilue, compositiC)n anil weight o
difterent . coins;' also upon the system
of measurement ' fi
ri ill E , W E E KL Y. h K 1VG E R ,
CHAPEL HILL, N. C.
Per arinuni, v
Advertisements appearing in thj
i:.; t.v:. ,.
Ledger will reach the, farrpera of
Alamance, Chatham, Wake Orange
Druto . ot : his
the ' Advocate,
ointrol, tlie same measure ot pros-
jerity that it
jat, and much inoe.
has secured in
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Lat ojlxaI .iunni'.hil i hi .IUK'S. bill n'l:
CJtirxotfrtfipih tune to attcct V gouI. frrf'siTiiitV
their bodies and limbs wei e
I Winston, Nov. 5.8:41 P. M.
Armlield carries -.Winston; bo.x by
88 maj rity. A Democratic gain
of .125 o"er last election. Very .-light
, From the ewliu :XiilrShell.
.Monday night last about 9,, o'clock,
Anna Mariah Bryant, aged lb' years.
daughters ot Aa J
colorel inan living
German nd Sou!
weiTt; sitting 'near
fathers! liouse; the
the head of ilie latter, when Hettie
tell asleep and droppd a lighted
lamp,' -.which, hhe had been- holding,
on the hearth.; The hpnp broke and
the burning oil ignited, the clothing
of the two girjs, wjio rushed out '.into
the street creammg for help. A
colored man, Arthur Jones, who was
passing W-the timjr, went to their
10 years ot age,
iryant, a worthy
on the corn r of
li Front streets
the fire in their
The 'Senior Class has met and tie
I ected son) e on o :t o del i.ver the Rac
calaureale Sermon next commence
ment. It is nut yet kliown whom
they have selected, ass his accepta
tion or refusal must lie recei ved be
fore it can be made known. !
crisp, and their
s they writhed in
Statesville,Novi 5. Armtu-id 192,
Rrower 40. A year ago the-vote
at this box was 570, Dula beating
Robbing 3 votes. The vote ' to-day
was light; few Republicans voting;
but little interest manifested. ;
then ...bur lied to
cries and groans.
mortal agoiiy, werje imleejl pitiab'e.
It was tho.uglit Hettie couhl live
but a j short time ami there va-.
scarcely any hope ibiL Mariah. The
giris is in very
lather of the t wo
st rai ght en e d ci rcu liistances
. "The Univefsil
Una stands out in
of North Caro-
splendid- conti asi
r-in point ot gentleinaiily comluct and
obedience to the ldw to the 'whining
vear or two uirn
led some of the strychnia to the
court and jury."
.4. Goldsboro, Nov. 5.-10:30 P. M.
Wayne 1,900 majority for Kitchin.
A WILD MAN. ;
A veritable wild man, captured in
the mountains of Tennessee, is on
exhibition at Louisville, His whole
body is covered with a layer of
scales, which drop off at regular
periods in the spring and fall, like j
the skin ot a rattlesnake. He has a '
heavy growth 61 hair on his head,
and a dark, reddish beard about six
inches long. His eyes present a
frightful appearance, being at least
twice the size of the average sized
eye. His height, when standing per
fectly erect, is about six feet; five
inches. .His' entire bod v must be
wet at intervals ; should this be nee.
lecieu, ne lmmeuiately begins , tx
manifest great uneasiness, his flesh
becomes feverish, and his sufferings
cannot be alleviated until the water
is applied. He ran away when but
five-years of hge, and sinee.jthat time
has lived in the mountsins of 1 Ten
nessee. ' - ' .
WHY IS IT?
Why is it that women always read
the marriages in Newspapers first ? "jV
That some people would rather
lie than tell the truth?
That.every man is anxious to jget
the half cent in a shilling ?
That the average railroad conduc
tor cannot answer a question civilly ?
That many would rather borrow
a newspaper than subscribe for one?
That men who never pay any tax
grumble loudest about taxes being
high? I ' ' . ; -
That men of wealth have to; be
sued:before they will pay their hon
est debts? s i
The people vho are bravest in
time of peace are the biggest cow
ards in time of ;'war? i .
That some people always stop
their teams on a street 'crossing, vari
ucuiany on a rauday day ?
lights of Northern
nell Uiiiversity a
under guise of the elegant au.iuse
ment of . hazing , disposed of young
Leggett by a I violent, cruel and ig
nominious death. ' t Now Cornell has
added to its laurels by the personal
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degradation of a ison ol Congress
man Ingeifioll lie was bound and
ra'rd. limifr from a stone wall
heai down, his moustache scraeit
oil: his' inu" oaintt l. his clothes -ru
ined, and other indgiiities inflicted
When silch is the contrast, long may
the University of North Carolina
glory in kdhering tfo those "relics ot
South.enL barbarism1' which at least
secure good order,! and maintain tlie
defences ot personal respect."
Jlillsboro Recorded . f
DKATii of Edward IIartmax
The Liimberton tragedy has culmi-
nated in the death of hd. Hurtim
and an additional fact of interest is
the report that the young lady at
whose hands lie came to his end is
very ill from excitement superin
duced by the tragedy and from tlve
subsequent evpnt pf which mention
has alreadv ben made in tliese col
umns. Hartman died protesting that
he suffered for the sins of another,
and asserting to the last to the at
tending ministers and. friends that
the paternity of the child Cas wrong
fully, .'imputed to! him. , Robeson
county, though,tht scene" of all the
notediacnievements of the Lovery
band, -has scarcely ever been so
thoroughly stirred up as it is over
this tragic and highly sensational
shooting affair. Charlotte Observer.
I We learn that Charles Foy, col.,
who a short time since, was engaged
as carrier at the telegraph office in
this place, was murdered in Halifax
last week by another negro by the
name of Spears. "The murderer
made- his escape but was .subse
quently arrested in Wilmington .last
Friday night,1 and committed to jail
to await the requisition of the
authorities of Halifax. Wilson Ad
vance. , .. - - - '- ' . -'; .
The Ledger, for 12 months, is
only $1.50 ; six months $1. Take it.
The Di. Libraryis open on Satur
days' from 11, a- m. to 1, pi m ; on
Wednesdays from 4 to 4?30, p. 111.
The Plii. l.ibiary is open vn Satur
days from 2, p. 111 to 4, p. m. ; on
Wednesdays from 3 to 4, p. m. The
UnWersiiy Library opens every Fi
day evening aiitlj remains open du
ring the greater ..part of jhe evening.
flialeigli News XW. :h '
DEATH OF MHS.' VANCE. -
Alter a most paintul and lengthy
illness, the beloved wife of Gov.
Vance passed front earth on Sunday
'afternoon, at Irs residence, on Fay
etlevilie street at about 5 o'clock.
Though-.' .not '-entirely unexpected,
vet death was . in some sense a
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lied siiliicienfly to permit her, being
brouirht here to her new home. The
sad fact of her demise was 'not gen
erally known, ami numbers brper
sons here were even on; yesterday
unaware of it.. Immediately after
heivdeath. preparations were made
ror trie removal 01 ine pouy lo ibuc
ville, at which point "it is- to be
interred. During the day, yester-
dav. many of ihe kind-hearted ladies
of the city brought or Sent quanti
ties of beautiful flowers, while many
friends .-offered their, services. Ar
rangements were made for special
cars to convey , the remains, and at
tendants to Ashevile. 1
At 5, p. 3t., yesterday, the funeral
procession took up its way Mrom the
mansion. In 1 front was a .carriage
containing Revs. R. Burwell and J.
M. Atkinson,-D. D. After this came
the hearse, , which bore' the casket.
This was almost hidden by many
flo w ers con t ri b uteri an d made into
beaut ilul shane bv tender hands."
The casket was placed iii the hearse
by the following pall bearers : Chief
Justice W. N. II. Smith, Maj. W.
II. Bag!ey,.Rj,H. Rat tie, Esq.. E.R.
Stamps, Esq., Mr? A, M. AlcPheeters,
Mr. H. A. Gudger, Maj. Tucker and
Col. L; L. Polk. On arrival at the
Central Depot the casket was placel
in a 'special , car, in which . Govi
Vance, Miss ISaird, of Asheville
Capt JC. N. Vance and cablet Robert
Vance, of the family, , atid-.-MUses
Lavine Haywood' and Placide and
Rosabelle - Englehard; lady attend
ants, took seats. These were accom
panied by Rev. J. M. Atkinsou,
D. D., Mr. H. A. Gudger, Maj: R.
S. Tucker and Col. L. L Polk.;
I he t rain left soon after 5 o'clock,
and leaches Salisbury at 7 o'clock
this morning. From- this uoint a
special, train is taken for, Asheville,
which place will be reached at 3
o'clock this evening. The funeral
services will be . performed by Rev.
Arnold W. Miller, D. D., pastor of
the Fi ISt , P resl v 1 o 'ri an nh 11 roll 'o t
Charlotte, assisted by DrJ Atkinson.
In this connection a bnef Rketeh
of the beloved and ' estimable lady
wnq nas departed, may with nro
pnety be given. Harriet Newell
Epsy Vance vas the daughter -j of
lie v. J homas Epsy, pastor of the
First Presbvterian chnivh at Salis
bury, and was born in that town
July 11th, 1832. She was married
to Gov. Z. B. Vance, at Morgan ton,
August 3rd, 1853 and Idied in Ral
eigh," November -.3rd; 1878. The life
ot Mrs. Vance was ever one of piety
and she was a faithful and earnest
member of the Presbvterian church.
in which she did a multitude of good
works. . i'- j"." - ' 1
and other counties, anil U therefore
a good advertising medium.
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,g"Advertisement8 .will , bo in
serted, in these columns on as liberal
terms as in any
first class paperl
2The Ledger's circulation'ii
increasing rapidly, and bids fair to
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have as large
acctj and pro-
circulation as any
country newspaper. in the StaU,
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The Fall Season will oon opB,
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and every farmer ehoald keep ' tp
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with the5 cotton, to
;The .Lepqr .will
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furnish the markets of Kaleigh, Har.
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hdm, Hiilsboro, Chapel Hill, do.
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A r rangemeu t) , are being made for
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weekly communications from Ral-
eigh and other points.
The Ledqeh will use whatever in
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flueticr it may command to have 1
.!!!, r 'M
Railroad built to. Chapel jHill, nd
an Experimental Farm connected.
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The columns of
he. Ledger Trill
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be devoted to Lileratnre; Agricul
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tnre,f Latest News,
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pondents, Markets, &c. and VUf
avoid political issue much as po
sible, though claiming tho right t"
object to obnoxious men and :ufa'
Then, fellow citueris, subacribo W
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