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A National THanksgivin
President Johnson has issued the following
proclamation designating Thursday, the 28th day
of November, a e day of national thanksgiving
ani praise :
Proclamation by the President of the U. States.
In conformity with a recent custom, that may
now be regarded as established on national con
gent and approval. I, Andrew Johnson, Presi
dent of the United States, do hereby recommend
that Thursday, the twenty-eighth day of Novem
ber, be set apart and observed throughout the
republic as a day of national thanksgiving and
praise to the Almighty Ruler of Nations, with
whom are dominion aud fear, who maketh peace
In His high places
Resting and refraining from secular labors on
that day, let us reverently and devotedly give
thanks to our Heavenly Father for the mercies
and blessings with which He has crowned the
how closing year. Especially let us remember
that He lias covered our land, through all its
extent, with greatly irceded and very abundant
harvest; that He has caused industry to prosper,
not only in out fields, but also in our workshops,
in our nimea. and in our forests. He has per
mitted us to multiply ships upon our lakes and
rivers, and upon the high seas, and at the sam
time to extend our iron roads so far into the se
cluded places of the coutinent as to guarantee
f pwdy overland intercourse between two oceans.
He has inclined our hearts to turn away from
domestic contentions and commotions, consequent
upon a distracting and desolating civil war, and
to walk more and more in the ancient ways of
loyalty, conciliation, and brotherly love. He has
blessed the peaceful efforts with, which we have
established new and important commercial treaties
with foreign nations, while we have, at the same
time, strengthened our national defences, and
greatly enlarged our national borders.
While thus rendering the unanimous and
heartfelt tribute of national praise and thanks
giving, which is so justly due to Almighty God.
let us not fail to implore Him that the same
diviae gtfotecliou -and care which we have hither
to yo undeservedly, and yet so constantly en
joyed, may be continued to our country and our
people throughout all generates forever.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my
hand, and caused the seal of the United States
to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington this twenty
sixth day of October, in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, and
of the Independence of the United States the
ninety-second. Andrew Johnson.
The Price of Cotton The Government Tax.
The disastrous opening of the cotton season
has cast a shadow over the whole land. Planters
who have striven manfully against heavy odds,
who have borne up bravely under the weight
of debts and taxation, and overcome the difficul
ties of uncertain and inadequate labor by undaun
ted perseverance, are borne down at the very mo
ment when they expected to rise triumphant,
wd crashed in the hour of anticipated victory.
We bavc several times recently heard the ques
tions asked : 'Y hy is cotton so low : "How
it is that the most-intelligent farmers and astute
merchants have been so mistaken in their calcu
lations ?" The answer is ready, "Because
American totton is no longer Kino;." A memo
rial addressed to Congress, praying the recal of
the tax oirteotton, thus traces the revolution
in the commercial world which has dethroned
the monarch who dictated to looms of Europe
from the depths of the Southern forests:
"In the year 1859-GOthe imports into Great
Britain from the United States were 2,670,000
bales, and from all other countries 700,000 bales.
In 1866 the imports were 1J 60,000 bales, and
from all other countries 2.580,000 bales. In
other words, in 1850-60 we sold Great Britain.
the cotton wntreofthe world, about 80 per cent
tf their requirements, while in 1866 we gave
them but 31 per cent. At the breaking out of
the war we virtually controlled the price of cot
ton in the Liverpool market, while at the present
time our prices hero are completely governed bv
that market, and the capitalists of Europe have
become masters of the situation. Commercial
history may be searched in vain for a parelled
instance of so great a revolution within so short
a period." The closing of the Southern ports
upon a large portion of the crop of 1860 so alarm
ed foreign manufac tures, that the whole of the
vast power weilded by the manufacturing and
shipping interest ot huroitean countries was ex
erted to stimulate the production of cotton in
other countries. The result in Great Britain
nlone was that whereas the increase of exports
From India in 1850 were onlv 32.000 bales, in
1866 it was 1 ,264,930 bales.' In view of these
facts it is urged upon Cougress to at once repeal
the tax on cotton, and to pass such laws as may
encourage, rather than retard the growth of the
natural products of our soil. ,kThe average quali
ty of cotton," it is urged, "will not give the pro
ducer more than 12 cents per pound, at current
prices. Trie tax is, therefore, 20 per cent, of the
gross number ot pounds, or, it applied to wheat
would be equivalent to a tax of 50 cents per bush
n. It must be evident that such a tax cannot be
A memorial, similar to those circulating
a! 1- a. . V - . , . . .
iiiruugn nit; wnnie rnumrv, ortn and outh.has
been laid before our Chamber of Commerce, where
all interested can sign it. It is to be hoped our
merchants will be unanimous in pushing the
matter forward hy lending the weight of their
names to the memorial. Wilmington Star.
TV. T l r ,. , .
j. iic muuiiui vi vuumeree is rcauinnr a lecture
to a good many people who, it is certain, are liv
ing beyond their means, and thereby preparing
me way io Dansrupiey ana rum. 1 he editor
calls on all such to moderate, and thinks wives
and daughters could, if they would, make a good
beginning. It says :
"'It tests with the wives and children, often
times, we are told, "to initiate such a reform as
is needed. The head of the family cannot find
it in his heart to deny those around him that
which he think essential to their comfoit, and
fee will not ask them to save him. They must
tnove in the matter themselves. How many of
our readers, whose eyes would glisten with tears
at the bare thought of any trouble to one so kind
to them, have ever asked themselves in earnest
whether they were not personally responsible for
overtaxing the means of their provider? It is a
good time to ask that question now. Business
profits are not large: financial affairs are unset
tled: the future is not altocrether radiant with
promise; the deepest purse has been a little
drained, and some of the shallower ones are run
ning kiW. If exhausted there may come some
thing Worse than insolvency or honest beggary.
The temptation to fraud and defalcation is very
great in these times, and the spendthrift stands
in the thickest of the assault. There is a voice
mightier than our calling to all in the nome circle
for their aid in this emergency, and we trust
that many will listen to their profit."
From the Land we Love for November.
Cavalry . Sketches. r
BY GEN. BtJTUS BARRINGER of CHABXOTTZ, 3f C.
Confederate valor does not: rest, in popular
estimation, on the achievements ox loniederate
cavalry. The infantry is thought to have won
all the victories; the cavalry is charged with our
heaviest defeats. Towards the close ol the war,
when forage and faith alike failed him, the South
ern trooper, poorly mounted, roughly armed, and
quaintly equipped picturing Saneho Patiza,
rather than the "gay cavalier," became, to some
extent, the jeer and jest of the army , No doubt
too, a few commands were bettr known as fora
gers than jxgh'ert. But the imputation is unjust
to the cavalry as a whole. Ihe fame of our
noted leaders- Stuart, Hampton, Forest, Fitz
Lee, Wheeler, "W. H. F. Lee, John Morgan, W.
E. Jones, Chalmers, Gordon, Duke and Rosser.
is not a delusion and a myth. The deeds they
performed justly entitle them to high repute, and
fully vindicate their arm of the serviceirom all
btill, some people feign to believe, the cavalry
never did real hard fighting; and a distinguished
infantry General hit the popular idea, when he
wittily proffered a reward for a dead man vrith
mi i i i r
purg on. ine delusion proceeds irom a miscon
ception of the duties of cavalry, and a disregard
of the physical features of the country. The
latter forbade the maneuvering of mounted men
iu large bodies, and required them to act mostly
in detail. Hence our great battles furnish no
such mounted charges as those of Alexander at
Vrbela Hasdrubal at Cannae, and 2s ey at Water
loo. 'Ihe cavalry do not share with our infantry
the honors of Corinth, Chancellorsville and
Chickamauga. Nor do they count their losses
at JMalvern Hill, bharpsbunr, JMurtreesboro,
Fredericksburg and Franklin. It is, neverthe
less, true that immense numbers of the youth and
manhood of the South perished in the cavalry
service. The most part, on the out-posts far
to the front, or distant on the flank: often in
single combat, and most usually in skirmishes
and actions, of which the general public rarely
heard. I claim for these fallen heroes, fighting
as they often did, without supports and without
the meed of renown, the highest attributes of
prowess and patriotism.
To vindicate the cavalry service, and to render
to the brave officers and men of my late com
mand, a proper tribute of justice and respect, I
propose to publish occasional skctehes of the ac
tions and adventures of the "North Carolina
Cavalry Brigade." I begin with the
Cavalry Fight at Chamberlain Run.
On the 27th of March, 1865, General Grant
was re-inforced by Sheridan with 9,000 addition
al cavalry from the Valley. Two days thereaf
ter, the Federal commander began to move
againt Petersburg. On the evening of the 29th,
Sheridan seized Hinwiddie Court House. The
right of our army was guarded by the cavalry
division of Major General W. H.F.Lee. It
consisted of Beale's (ra.,) and my (N. C.,)
brigades, and then lay at Stony Creek, 18 miles
from the Court House. Bain had fallen in tor
rents, and our column was forced td make a long
detour South and West of Hinwiddie, in order
to head Stony Creek. Marching night and day,
leaving our trains behind, we effected a crossing
late on the 30th, and camped that night on the
White Oak ltoad, near the famous Five Forks.
This point is some six miles North West of Din
widdie Court House, and was then held by Major
General Fitz Lee, the ranking cavalry officer of
Army Northern Virginia. Next day, March
31st, we moved out to feel the enemy. Our di
vision marched to the riirht along the road cross
ing Chamberlain, llun near Mrs. Crowder's.
The Ituu is about midway between the Five
Forks and the Court House. It was very full,
past waist deep, and overflowing its low banks,
nearly one hundred yards. The enemy occupied,
in force, its east bank.
Ihis was my day to move in front. I had
with me the 1st North Carolina, Colonel Cheek;
the 2d North Carolina, Lieut. Colonel Gaines.
and the 5th North Carolina, Colonel McNeill -
about 900 men. My other regiment the 3d
North Carolina, Lieutenant Colonel Moore was
back, guarding the trains. As we neared the
Bun, 1 threw forward a squadron (Captain Er-
win oi tno otiij to reconnoitre. As soon as the
federals saw this, they crossed over a mounted
force, formed line, and advanced towards us. I
was ordered by General W. II. F. Lee, to dis
mount my front regiment, the 5th, and hold
them in check. Protected by forest and under
growth, the enemy proved rather strong for Col
viv- :n t ii i i .
i w;is meii oruereu to demount my
whole command and attack. Colonel McNeill
held the right, Col. Cheek .the left, and Lieut,
Lol. Uaines the centre slightly to the rear of
the 1st and 5th, the whole supported by Beale's
origade, mounted, and bv McGregor s battery.
(in reserve.) After a short skirmish, my line
advanced, aud under the personal direction of
Gen. . II. F. Lee, rusbed upon the enemy with
great spirit the 2d pressing his centre, and the
1st and 5th sweeping his flanks. Hear nine- the
Kun, Colonels Cheek and McNeill plunged into
cue vaier a Dove and below the ford, dashed
across under a deadly fire, and carried the Federal
lines on the opposite side. Numbers of the ene
my perished in crossing, and their whole force
fell back rapidly towards Hinwiddie Court House.
To finish their rout. General Lee ordered up his
other brigade to make a mounted charge. Gen.
Bcale found difficulty iu crossing the Run, on
account of obstructions in the ford, especially the
killed and wounded men and horses imped
ing the way. His first squadron over, it was
hurled against the fleeing foe. This small but
gallant foree, led by Colonel Savage, of the 13th
Virginia, in person, was some how repulsed, and
recoiled with heavy loss, two-thirds falling in
the charge. Instantly the Yankees rail?
just then, receiving reinforcements, thev sndl
denly wheeled about, and, in turn, repulsed my
two advance regiments. General Lee, seeing
the advantage of the enemy, both in numbers
and position, quickly ordered his whole command
to re-cross the Bun, and hold the West bank.
This effected, each party set to work fortifying.
In the midst of these spirited movements
Colonel Waller of the 9th Virginia, mad a A ,h
at the Yankee right and captured a number of
Our loss in these spirited operations was :
The Virginia brigade, 24 killed and wounded.
The North Carolina brijradc. 110 killed
cd and missing.
My loss in field officers was disastrous. Col
McNeill and Lieutenant Colonel Shaw of the 5th.
were both killed : Capt. Harris, acting Major of
same regiment, painfully wounded ; Lieutenant
Colonel Gaines, of the 2d, lost an arm ; and Major
McLeod, of the 1st, had a shot, well nigh fatal
through the face. J
About the time this action began, Generals
Pickett and Fit Lee, with a considerable force
of infantry and cavalry, moved against the Fed
eral lines further to the left up the Bun. Thtv !
were there met by the main hbdj of the Yankee
cavalry, ' Towards - evening, it was resolved to
attack along the wKole Confederate line. When
toH of ; this purpose, I pointed General -Hi
F. Lee to the shattered condition of the troops
left me, and to the hazard of the attemjpt Iii my
front- and respectfully asked a re-consideration
of that part of the order. General Lee concur
red with me. But the order was promptly re
peated. The attack there was decreed essential
to the success of the day and I prepared - to,
make it General Lee leaving the details entirely
to myself. 1 f ' ' ; - " ft
I saw but one hope" of success. That was to
mrjirixe the enemy. To that end I resolvedto
feign an attack in line, and then suddenly assault
in column, I, accordingly, deployed the 1st regi
ment in an open line, some 150 yards above the
ford, with instructions, at the proper time, to
march across, discharging their carbines thus
engaging the enemy, and drawing tHeir fire. I
next formed the 2d regiment Major Lockhart
commanding in close column, by sections of 8.
and concealed it near the ford, with instructions
to charge across and assault the Federal works
just opposite, so soon as the Yankee fire was well
directed on the ranks of the 1st. The 5th was
formed in column, to follow the 2d, and, after
crossing, to charge to its right a mounted squad
ron (Capt. Grier) covering its flank. These two
regiments were ordered not to yell, or fire a gun,
until they made the opposite bank. General
Beale occupied the lines left vacant by me, and
took position to give a vigorous support.
At the word of command, the veteran 1st rose
to their feet, dressed their line, and stepped, de
fiantly forward. Instantaneously the whole Fed
eral line opened on the advancing ranks of this
devoted regiment. But, with a heroism almost
sublime, officers and men struggled onward
through the flooded stream, firing as they could,
until they reached the middle of the Run. when
the 2d and 5th were ordered to charge. These
regiments entered the water at a double-quick,
and rushed headlong across. Prompt as thought,
the enemy saw the ruse and made a signal to
change their fire from the 1st to the 2d and 5th.
But Lockhart and Erwin deploying as they
charged, struck the astonished foe with the fury
of a lightning shock. A yell, a rush, a volley
and a cheer, told of victory won.
By this time, the 1st, emerging from the
water above, and, responding to the shouts of
triumph from the 2d and 5th, hitched on to the
last two regiments forming a new line, and
pressing forward in hot pursuit. The enemy
still fought with dogged obstinacy. But nothing
could resist the impetuous valor of the gallant
'Tar Heels." The Federals would rally and re
form, only to be broken and dispersed. Thus
they were driven over a mile, when my weary
fellows were kindly relieved by General Lee, who
threw forward his Virginia brigade, and sent the
Yankees howling back to Dinwiddie Court House.
The General now found himself, entirely un
supported, far ahead of Pickett and Fitz Lee,
and far in advance of the Confederate lines.
Prudence required that he should withdraw to a
more tenable position, and he fell back halfway
between the Run and the Court House, and there
fortified. Towards night the troops on our left,
under Pickett and Fitz Lee, came up, bringing
the welcome news that they, too, had routed the
enemy, and that Sheridan's whole army was in
full retreat. Cheer after cheer rent the air, and
none now doubted, that in the mighty struggle
then at hand, Robert E. Lee would certainly
master Li rysses fe. Urant.
General Beale reports his loss as ;heavy" in
the last attack, but gives neither numbers or
names, except the brave Colonel Savage, who
lost a leg. My own casualties were, 10 officers
and 75 enlisted men. My total loss this day, and
at this place, was 30 officers and nearly 200 men
killed, wounded and missing several of the
last supposed to be drowned. Among the slain,
besides the noble, lamented McNeill, and the
patriotic, courageous Shaw, I recall with peculiar
grief the sad loss of Captains Coleman and Dewey,
and Lieuts. Armfield, Blair and Powell, of the
1st ; Lieut. Hathaway of the 2d, and Lieut.
Lindsay of the 5th. Among the wounded, in
addition to those already named, I remember es
pecially the dashing, chivalrous Lieut. Colonel
Cowles of the 1st ; Captains Anthony, Iredell,
Johnston and Smith, and Lieuts. Mast and Steele
of same regiment ; Lieuts. Jourdon and Turner
ot the 2d j and Lieuts. Nott, Sockwell ai
VV harton ot the 5th, all severely. I had only
two held officers left in the three regiments
Colonel Cheek and Major Lockhart. The former
had his hat struck and his horse killed. The
gallant Major escaped unhurt, to get a ball next
day, which he still bears in his body.
The loss of the enemy I could never learn.
General Sheridan frankly admits a defeat at
this point. In a dispatch that night to General
Grant he says : '-The enemy, then again, attacked
at Chamberlain Creek, and forced Smith's posi
tion. And m his Report he expresses himself
tnus : J he brunt of their cavalry attack was
borne by General Smith's brigade, which had so
gallantly held the crossing of Chamberlain Creek,
in the morning. His command again held the
enemy in check, with determined bravery, but
the heavy force brought against his right flank,
finally compelled him to abandon his position on
the Creek, and fall back to the main line imme
diately in front of Dinwiddie Court House."
1 he ' heavy force" referred to could have been
none but the extended line of the first regiment,
probably 300 men. My whole command, ac
tually engaged in the last attack, did not exceed
750. Many had been detailed to attend the
wounded, remove the dead, &c.
bo tar as 1 know, this was the last decided
Confederate victory. As such it sheds a halo of
glory around pur lr.st cause, and reflects imper
ishable honor on the troops that won it, especially
the cavalry. An impression prevailed in the
army of Northern Virginia, that the safety of
our cause depended, m great measure, on the
defeat of Sheridan, and his haughty troopers.
My own brigade was inspired with a lofty en
thusiasm to achieve this result. Gloom, despon
dency and despair had seized the heart of the
Lontederacy. I5ut the true and brave men of
this brigade clung to their colors, and rallied to
their standards. With one voice they resolved
to do or die. The long and ncble lists of killed
and wounded at Chamberlain Run, March 31st
1865, afford mournful proof of the patriotic ar
dor and heroic spirit that still animated the gal
lant sons of North Carolina. This spirit is fur
ther shown by the following incidents, known to
be strictly true.
When the brave and generous Lieutenant
Lindsay fell, his brother sprang, for a moment,
to his side. The hero said, "Turn me on my
face: tlun hurry to the front!"
Frank Brown, a courier, bore a message to
Major Lockhart, just as the latter gave his order
to charge. The noble youth, entirely unbidden,
dashed to the head of the column, and led the
charge, the only man on horse-back ! For a mi
racle he escaped unhurt, and. returning nromntlv
to his post,1 he shouted, "WeSre whipped them !
An the 1st rogimant cros-ed the Run adrarie-
ing through water, over waist deep, with a steady
step and an unshaken front, tmdena galling and
deadly Ere-r-Ge&eral W. HF.Xeev'oo mean
judge, and f usually as stern -as the Iron Duke,
broke forth in a strain of enthusiastic admiration
"Sir ! the world never saw such fighting 1" v V
- A word as to the sequel of this hard-won vic
tory. That night the Confederates reposed on
their victorious arms within a few hundred yards
of the vanquished foe, just in front of Dinwiddie
Court House. General Sheridan, defeated at
all point and badly hafed, called on Grant for
help." The Fifth corps was hastened up, and
was somovedm ta threaten the rear of the Con
federate position. , This forced our whole line to
fall back during tbe night to Chamberlain Run,
and finallytotfie Five Forks. i There, the next
day the . fatal 1st of April, 1865 Sheridan,
with rare skill and courage, carried the fortified
lines of Pickett and Fitz Lee capturing 6,000
prisoners and sweeping all before him. On that
day the sun of the Confederacy set. Next morn
ing, the long defiant army of Northern Virginia
began its final, if not its first retreat Ah! none
can tell the humiliation of those last sad days
but they who had clung to the varying fortunes
of that noble army, through four long years of
suffering and toil. May we not hope that the
motives for which this army fought so long and
so heroically will, in due time and season, com
mand the respect of good and brave men every
where? That its wonderful achievements will
add fresh renown to the name and fame of Amer
ican Freemen ? And that out of its crushed
hopes and sanctified sorrows will yet spring the
true principles of Regulated Liberty, and that
it will find its reward in the prouder triumph of
Constitutional r reedom :
Ravages of Yellow Fever in Texas.
A correspondent of the Statesville American
writes from Waco, Texas, as follows :
"The yellow fever is slaying its hundreds, and
daily spreading in many directions. The first
death occurred in this city yesterdaj', and the
probability is that it will soon spread here. Gal
veston, Indianola, Corpus Christi, Houston, Nav
asota, Huntsville and a number of other towns
are suffering from the terrible scourge. Nava
sota and LaGrange seem to have suffered the
most in proportion to the population. Entire
houses have been left vacant by deaths. Nurses
are scarce and cannot be procured at many points.
An acquaintance of mine, and a phj'sician at
Navasota, offered five thousand dollars for a nurse
for one evening. Knowing the importance of a
nurse at the stage of the fever he had, he offered
his all, but failed, and died that night. Persons
who have had the fever three or four times pre
vious die with it this season. At Harrisburg,
six miles below Houston, forty-five have died in
a few days, out of a population of four hundred.
There is a stampede at every village where it
makes its appearance, and that is why it spreads
so rapidly. Navasota, that had nearly three
thousand inhabitants, does not now number one
hundred whites ; hastily locking up their stores,
the merchants fled, and I learn the thieves
principally negroes are making a profit out of
the state of affairs. 'Negroes are comparatively
exempt from this disease, but are more liable to
take the cholera.
As the small villages are now the greatest suf-
ferers, it is not generally known how great a pro
portion die. At Jalveston it has greatly abated,
but at Navasota, LaGrange, Hempstead, Milican
and adown other points, its havoc has been great
LaGrange, on the Colorado river, has suffered
severely, not any escape its attack, and fifty per
cent die. At Hempstead, sixty out of eighty
died in a few days. Chapel Hill, with a popu
lation ot twelve hundred, buries from ten to
eighteen a day, while it is quite as fatal at Bren
ham. Persons from those places state that the
whole atmosphere is ladened with a disagreeable
odor. At LaGrange it is almost impossible to
exist on account of the stench. The wealthiest
who die are buried hurriedly in rough, square
pine boxes, as it is impossible to get coffins made.
Navasota has the appearance of a waste business
place. Green grass is springing up in the streets.
Ihe business houses, which but a few weeks
since, were all alive with activity, are now closed,
IjI 1 1 .1 .A . 1
ana tne saloons where the shout ot mirth was
heard, gloomy silence reigns.
We look forward and count the weeks when
we may expect frost, the great purifier and disin
fectant, with interest and anxiety. Over eleven
hundred have already died in Galveston, nearly
or quite ten per cent of the citizens. It is truly
a gloomy and distressing time.
A public officer in New York the other
day refused a bribe of 62,000. So he swears
But we hope the public will not be deceived as
was a countryman who came into New York to
receive about 7,000 for produce. He put the
money into a large leather wallet and the wallet
into his breast pocket, and started up Broadway
to see the sights. Near Warren street he drop
ped the pocket book but did not miss it until he
had passed on several blocks. Retracing his
steps he saw the fat pocket book on the side
walk but before he could reach it half a dozen
persons had given it a kick. The day was April
1st. But our countryman left New York with a
very elevated notion of the honesty of the resi
dents of New 1 ork city.
D. M. RIGLER,
(Opposite the Mansion House,) Manufacturer of
Plain and Fancy Candies.
Wholesale dealers will find it to their advantage to
examine my CANDIES, as I offer great inducements
to the trade. I am selling Candies for less than they
can be bought North, and I warrant my Candies to
be free from adulteration.
October 28, 1 867.
D. M. RIGLER
Is now receiving a large and well-assorted stock of
Confectioneries, Toys and Fancy Groceries,
Consisting of French and American Candies, Nuts,
Ilaisins, Figs, Prunes, Citron, Currants, Tickles,
Catsups, Mustard, Sauce. Sardines, Lobsters, Oysters,
Salmon, Canned and Brandy Fruits, Jellies, Preserves,
Pipes and Stems, Baskets, Spices,' Teas, &c.
October 28. 1867.
GOLD AND COPPER LAND
I offer for sale a tract of Land on Goose and Crook
ed Creeks, in Union county, containing Fourteen
Hundred Acres, on which are valuable Mineral
Mines. This tract ia divided into three Plantations,
adjoining each other, and each has good improve
ments in the way of Dwelling, outhouses, &c
The lands are in a high stat of cultivation, and
inclosed with good fences. It is, apart from its value
for gold and copper, well adapted to the cultivation
of Cotton, Wheat, Corn, &c. , .
ALSO, three other separate tracts containing
about Seven Hundred Acres, on the waters of Crook
ed and Duck Creeks, in said county. This Land is
peculiarly valuable for its gold veins three Mines
having already been opened and worked, producing
ore worta from one to ten dollars per bushel.
For further particulars, address r me at Stevens'
Mill P. O., Union county, N. C, or call on me in
person. ' ' ' CYRUS Q. LEMMOND.
October 28. 1867 ''If?
Korth Carolina News.
WlLlHIilQTON AND WbLOON RAILROAD.
HonR.'ja. Bridsers, the enereelic President
of this Road, informs us that he ha succeeded in
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funding the debt of his Road to the amount oi
$500,000 in 7 per ct. bonds, running 30 years,
at 85 and interest added. This is considered
very favorable. The loan was effected in Balti
more. Raleigh Sentinel.
Gov. Graham's Letter. The "letter of
GoVj Wl fA. I graham, upon the Convention
question, which we publish in this issue, fully
sustainahis great-abilities and -will be perused
with deep interest by hia. many friends in the
State; but whether it would be best to tako Gov.
Grrham's advice and vote against Convention, we
do not know, in the present position of our Fed
eral relations. Might it not be better to call a
Convention, endeaver to elect suitable men as
delegates, and then, if a satisfactory and proper
Constitution be not formed, reject it. Such are
the views of a large number of talented gentle
men in the State, who are not behind Governor
Graham in patriotic feelings, and whose desire
is to act for the best, equally with him. States
Mocking Birds. Several of our citizens
are engaged in rearing young mocking birds for
sale. They purpose wintering the birds, in order
to test their singing qualities next Spring, when
they will be classified and priced accordingly,
and be ready for market. The young birds re
quire almost continual attention until fully grown
and even then great care is necessary to keep
them in good condition. We wish our friends
success in their new enterprise. Solan Press.
On the night of the 27th ult., Mr Geo.
W. McCade, while returning from Raleigh to
his home in Johnston county, was attacked by
two negroes, and robbed of everything he had.
The next day the robbers were arrested and the
stolen property recovered.
Condition of Mexico. Advices from
Mexico represent that, that country is in a de
plorable state.- - Robberies and murders are on
the increase everywhere throughout the republic;
all the roads are unsafe, and even the people re
siding in eities are compelled to watch all night
with arms in their hands to drive off the bandits.
Sticks out His Shingle. The Sandersville
Georgian says : '-A candidate for the conven
tion in the county of Johnson posted up on the
court house door in Swainsboro the following
notice to his fellow citizens :"
" J. Spivy offers hisself to Emanuel and John
son, and Laurenc fur said cunvention cumin of
the 29th inst., and will doe the best I kin too gin
satusfaction to all and will gin my principuls to
eny that wishes to eere them."
The Conventions will have many such igno
ramuses in them.
LAND FOR SALE.
As Administrator of W. A. Bell, deceased, I will
soli on Thursday the 21st day of November, the Plan
tation near Prosperity Church, on Mallard Creek,
Mecklenburg county, containing about Eighty Acres.
There is a good Dwelling and out-houscs on the
premises. Also, his interest in the Home tract on
Clark's Creek. The sale will be at the Mallard
Creek place. Terms made known on day of sale.
All persons indebted to the estate of the deceased
must make settlement, and those having claims
against it must present them within the time pre
scribed by law, or this notice will be pleaded in bar
of their recovery.
J. C. BELL, Administrator.
October 28, 18G7 4tpd
CHINA, GLASSWARE AND CROCKERY.
Next Door to the Court House, Charlotte, N. C.
JAMES HARTY & CO.
Have just received a splendid assortment of China,
Glass and Crockery Ware, consisting of gold band
China Tea Setts, China Plates, Cups and Saucers by
the dozen, China Mottoed Cups and Saucers, Mottotd
Mugs, Vases, &c, llohemian Glass Toilet Setts, Cor
dial Setts, Preserve Stands, Goblets, Tumblers, &c. ;
White Granite Ware in every variety ; aleo, a good
assortment of C. C. and Painted Ware, Cups and
Saucers, at the old price 25 cents per sett; a good
assortment of Wood and Willow Ware, consisting of
Tubs, Churns, Buckets, Trays, Rolling Pins, Market
Baskets, Work, Traveling and Lunch Baskets, &c.
Call and see. JAMES 1IAKTY & CO.
October 28, 1867.
BREM, BROWN & CO., intend in about six weeks,
moving their stock of Hardware to Oaten' new build
ing on Trade street, and are very desirous of getting
rid of their present stock before that time for Cash
Country Merchants would do well to call and look
at our stock. IlllEM, BROWN & CO.
October 28, 1867 3w
On Thursday, the 21st day of November next, and
succeeding days, until finished, I will sell, at the late
residence of James II. Davis, deceased, to the highest
bidder, on a credit of six months, the purchaser
giving bond and security, all the .
Belonging to said Estate, comprising some of the
finest Mules, Horses, Milch and Stock Cuttle, Sheep
and Hogs to be tound in the Stale among them a
pair of Carriage Horses and Carriage. Also, Cotton,
Corn, Wheat, Oats, arming Utensils, Wagons,
Household and Kitchen Furniture, and many articles
not named. M. L. HA IS, Adm'r,
By F. S. DeWolfe, Attorney for Administrator.
October 2t 1807 4w
H fHTK HHDS. Sweet Cardenas Molasses,
JL HVMy 3,800 Sacks Liverpool Salt,
2,000 Barrels Fresh Stone Lime,
oO Bales Gunny Cloth,
200 Coils Rope,
10 Tons Billon's Patent Ties,
CO Thousand Sweet Havana Oranges, daily
expected per Brig . i. Conner trom Ilavannu.
For sale by WORTH & DANIEL,
Oct. 28, 1867 3w Wilmington, N. C.
Capt. R. E. Cochrane,
(Of the late Firm of Cochrane & Wilson,)
Is now with A. SINCLAIR, where he will be haj.py
to see his friends and former customers, at
Oct. 28, 1867. SPRINGS' CORNER.
Mecklenburg House Restaurant.
The subscriber beg loavo to announce that he
re-opened the above mentioned place as a Restaurant,
on the European plan, on Saturday, October 19, 1867.
The Table will at all times be supplied with the
Nansenumd River Oysters, Fresh Fish, Chops,
STEAKS, $c. GAME A SEASUA.
The Kitchen is suDerintended by an expert Cook.
and satisfaction guaranteed.
A share of public patronage solicited.
Mr JAMES U PR Alt. in connected with f h TTnn
nd will be happy to serve his friends.
I am again making this excellent . beverage, and
will furnish, it in any quantity desired from fire to
thirty gallons or in smaller quantities if preferred.
Give it trial.-. ; : M. MUNZLER.
: foreign News
TfiE Italian War. News received Bays that
Garibahii was victorious in a fierce battle near
Manti Ilotondi, capturing one hundred prisoners
and tncfr guns. Many were killed and wounded
onboth sides. Garibaldi's force is ten or twelve
thousand men. The Papal forces are concen
trated before Rome, with instructions lo m 0n
The Pope in a letter to the Roman Catholic
Bishops throughout the world, ,s-ys that the
patrimony of the Church has been assailed by
the revolutionists, and asks for prayers in all the
churches for the Holy See.
European advices of the 30th ult., give the
following additional particulars :
The GaribaMians continue to cross the fron
tier. The telegraph is cut and Rome is isolated
from the world. Spain has decided to join any
action of the Catholic powers in favor of the
Pope. Victor Emanuel has issued a proclama
tion denouncing Garibaldi and declaring that th
French policy meets the views of the Italian
Government. The Tope has left the Vatican
and sought refuge in Castle St. Angelo.
Important Public Notice.
MUST BE SOLD.
We offer our immense Stock of New Goods at leu
than cost prices. Vic invite the attention of
Wholesale ts ESetail Ittiyers.
Special attention is called to our immense Stock of
Boots and Shoes,
The largest, best selected and cheapest in North Caro
lina. A splendid assortment of
DRESS GOODSALICOES, &c.
AN IMMENSE AND ELEGANT
Variety of Helaines, all grade;
Shawls, Ulankets, Nubias,
Hoods, Coves, Hosiery, Notion,
And everything in our line.
Gents and Boys Clothing, all grades and all prices
Jeans, Satinets, Cassimercs, Droud Cloths, Boots
and Shoes, Under Shirts, Hosiery, &c.
GROCERIES, HARDWARE, BAGGING
And ROPE, &c, &c, at prices that defy competition.
Wholesale and Retail dealers will find our
Stock the cheapest and largest in Charlotte.
11. & 11. EMANUEL,
Tryon Street, next door to Mansion llouso.
October 2.x, 1807. 8m
Axes ! Axes ! !
Samuel W. Collins' genuine AXE can be bought at
$1.50 next door to the Court House.
Oct. 28, 18G7. JAMES HARTY & CO.
JAMES HARTY & CO.,
(Next floor to the Court Ho use
CHARLOTTE. N. C,
Have on hand a good assortment of Dry Goods, Gro
ceries, Boots and Shoes, Crockery and Hardware,
which will be sold low for cash. Cups and Saucers
25 cents per sett.
Oct. 28, 18S7. JAMES HARTY k CO.
FARM TO RENT.
The valuable FARM of John L. Springs, deceased,
four miles Soutli of Charlotte on the Providence road,
with good improvements, viz: A large Dwelling and
convenient out-houses, one of the largest and best
Barns in the county, Cotton Giu and Press, Thresher,
&c, all in good repair Dwelling reserved, or at
least a part of it. 3(J0 Acres cultivated land adapted
to the production of Cotton, Corn, Wheat, &c. Also,
40 to 50 Acres of good Meadow Land.
For particulars inquire on the premises.
Oct. 21, 1867. W. L. SPRINGS, Adm'r.
Having qualified as Executor of W. K. Reid, dee'd,
I will expose to public sale at his plantation in Steel
Creek, on Thursday, the 14th of November, one fine
Mule, one road Wagon, one Buggy and Harness, two
Milch Cows, and a few head of Sheep.
All persons indebted to the said W. K. Reid, dee'd,
are hereby notified to make settlement, and those
having claims against him must present them, pro
perly authenticated, within the time prescribed by
law, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their
recovery. T. P. GRIER, Ext.
Oct. 21,1 8i7 8wpd
NEW FURNITURE! Cheap!!
At Davidson's Furniture Store,
OPPOSITE THE METHODIST CHURCH,
Where will be found a full assortment of everything
usually kept in that line, as Wardrobes, Book cases,
Washstands, Wire and Tin Safes, Desks, Sideboards,
Chairs and tables of all kinds, Bureaus, Cradles,
Cribs, Bedsteads of various styles and prices, Sido
and Corner Stands, Towel Racks, &c, kc.
Of good quality, will bo sold at 3, 4, 5, C, 7, 8 and
10 Dollars. Also, Bed Ro8m Suits complote at from
35 to 250 Dollars.
At 10, 12, lfi, 18 and 20 Dollars, and all other arti
cles of furniture at prices to suit the times.
A lot of good ones, of Shucks, Cotton and Hair, just
received. Also, Tucker's Spring Beds something
new and good.
Chairs and Tables
Of all kinds, a full assortment, and Old Cane Seat
Chairs, rebottomed with Cane, as good as new, by a
Metallic Burial Cases,
Of all sizes and various patterns, kept constantly on
hand, from the plainest and cheapest to the finest.
Satin Lined highly ornamented with Silver Handles
and Plates, at 3tt per cent below old rates.
Also, Mahogany, Walnut and Pine
ready made, at 10 per cent less thaji they can b
bought in this market. These last articles, bring
kept Ready-made, can be sent any distance at a mo
Look for the Sign, "Fukxitcb Stori," Oppoiit
the Methodist Church.
Charlotte, N. C, Aug. 12, 18G7. 3m
Mecklenburg Female CoUege.
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
The Fall session has opened with a large number
of pupils, and highly encouraging prospects.
Board and Tuition per session, including fuel, lights
and contingent fee, $103 half in advuncc. Includ
ing Music and us of Piano, $133.
Tbe Faculty is thought to be equal to any in the
South. It is as follows :
Rev. A. G. St.ict. A. M., President, and Professor of
Mental and Moral Science, and Belles Lett res.
James L. Joxf.s, A. M., (late President of the
Southern "Masonic Female College) Professor
of Mathematics, Natural Science, and Ancient
J. Fkkdkkick Rceckebt, Professor of Music, Vocal
Moxsiecu A. Gacsieb, (late of the College dcRouen,
France) Professor of French.
Jonxsox B- Joxes, M. D., Lecturer on Anantomy,
Physiology, and Hygiene.
Mrs Axxa Wakecs, (of Georgia,) Assistant in Musi.
Mas Emily JL Moobk, (of South Carolina,) Instruc
tress in Drawing, Painting, etc.
Miss Mart T. Lek, Instructress in Literary Depart
menL Miss Maggib R. Birr, Instructress in Literary le
partment. Miss Emma L. Brrxmim, Principal of the IYunKy
AiiiKVy. i.oiai'i, oiperiuicQucui u
Rueckert is an able and accomplished I n
r in Music; late of Baltimore, formerly oi
F6r further information address the raMiM"-
Oetober 21, 1867-