Vi)], J. YATES, Editor and Propruotob.
7',///i.v of Siihtrriplion—TiiiiKK Ddi.i.ARs, in iidvfincp.
CHARLOTTE, N. C., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1868. jaTwmnTi 84i.
T li E
TL lll.isn KI) UY
"UI.j.IAM J. VATIIS, Kditor un»l Projtrietor.
Pall and Winter Goods.
ELIAS & COHEN
e stock f'fGooiln, to
lyers are inviie'l to
\ IviTii'i'iiii'iiis will be iii«‘-rtc‘l at re!i“oiiuble j stock coiisiKls in part ot
Ni 'i'liriH' ]jcr iiiitiuui in is'lvuiicf. ! stock f'fGooilp, to which wliolef>ale and
1 vftiiil Vmyers are inviie'l to call and examine.
;iccoiilaiice wiiJi conti act.
Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware,
notices ..Cover five lines in length .vill| Notions, and
, ., ...ivf 'l lor ut eiti.-^ing r^ite.-'. Ciiilcry; :unl everything suited to the Wholesale and
('UMiLOTTj:, X. C.
Our Iriends and customers will not only find the
lai'gcst stock of (Joods ever brought to this market
by any oau firm, but we are determined
NOT TO BK UNDEKSOLD,
T.-.l- tir*t cliiss and well known House, formerly
] I i.v M:ij- KKKl’i, having bt-en recently re- j And we think from our long experience in the traile,
'>'*d our facilities for buying cheap, that we can offer
'iijan can Vje had elKewhere.
, ( all and look at the largest pile of Goods in North
r l .iri'l n-fiii-ni-hcd in ev iy dciKirtnient, is now
. i i tj receive'yae.'-t-;
I'jjr i' |i:r' ' ;ii!'l in jioint of conve-
. '(julvi' i)-'.' Jlou.-'o is tiiji ( xc‘!li-.l t,v any j
:i„.CiU-. w. w. ii\!:'T.
1 ('iirolina, and see how LOW we are offering them.
Robert Gibbon, M. D.,
I'll VSK’I AN AM) SriJCKOX,
Tri/ini Strrrt, ('Imrhitfi-^ .\. ^
Mil i li'-.'i'i'Mi'c. one door sdiiiIi old .''late liank,
, . W'.'.i. .loliii!onV rc.-iil' iici y.
. 1.' y
J. p. McCombs, M. D.,
L [.) wl :--ioiia I Id liic ':lizcns of
I- .ii;l ,-ij iiiiiiiidiiijr couiiti'j,. All calls, both
I.;.I I 1V. I'l iiiiiI’l !y all!•).
•) (iianiiL- Uovv, u|i .-'lairs, oiJ'iosile (he
. .1: ) i -Ml'l-.
■ ; 1 V - I . 1
A. W. ALEXANDER,
( 1! AKLOTTi:, .N. ('.
, • ■ . '■j'jii.fitr th/' Cliiirhtll/'
1,1 in- i-i.iji'iihcd on Tui-.-;!;iys, Wi'lije.'-day.-',
. ii'! I'riiia Vi.
Tlie Trade i:i invited to examine
200 cases Boots and Shoes
At Very low rates.
Oct. -I, ISt'.S, Ojipositc Charlotte Hotel.
We have a lot of fine .SKIil) WIIKAT for sale.
M.-MLUKAV, DAVIS & CO.
August 24, iKiH.
Im])ortant to Planters and Country Merchants.
JULIUS T. COIT,
Cotton Factor, Commission
s n 1 p p I X G Si e k c II a n t ,
CIIAKLOTTE, IV. C.
>jjicf' next iluor lo Brtni. Uroxcn 5’ Co's Hardware Store,
I ji SUiirs.
Having ctiVfted my arrangements with responsi-
lile jiai'tics in New ^'ork, I am now prepared to make
lilicr.tl C.\SH AL>\‘.\-NCKS on Cotton which will be
pi-dii'.jitiy forwaidcd, free of charge, or it will be
hclil or sold in this market if .so desired. 1 will re
ceive Cotton at any of the Depots between this point
Wholesale and Retail Druggist, | ''‘-lunibia, and ti.e money win be forwarded from
1! [I'l'l'TTF \' C 'Charlotte by K.xjiress, thereby saving time and ex-
* ' " . . . ' pell.so.
1! - • " !: I' 1 a l.irjrc and well seic ted .-t.'ck ol 1 I l»l. , Con.sigiiuienis of all kinds .solicitej, either for Kiile
i;-;. i Ii, tiiii :iI>. .Me'ln ine.'. 1-amiiy .Medi- j or for shijmient. 1 .shall give the business my
, , r;iiiit'. Oil.-, \ ;n iiishes, Dyi' Sliitis, I-:incy :i.uil , ])cr.sonal attentioji, and shall try to promote
. .1 ‘ii'.'-li's. which he i.s iK‘leMii:ned lo st ll at llie iutei’e.st of the I’lanters.
I'l ii i-s. I i-elVr tiy peruii.ssion to Hon. J. W. Osboine, G-ov
1>. \'ance; T. W. Dewey & ('o., 15ankers; First
.National I’.ank; Hrem. lirowni*;:Co.; Hutchison, liur-
roiighs ti; t’o., Charlotte, N. C.
Sejit. i!M, ISi;^ ;Jui
Dr. JOHN H. McADEN,
\i-'. J". I'
Tray wick & Bland,
II !..r;;i.- l a co-[lartnershi]), ten.b'r their jii'ofes-
■ :..i; -■•r\ to 'lie jiulilii- al larg('. Tlieir oliiee will
' ■ ; ‘ ' ;:i > a ni. to ti p. in., ;ind eillier of them
•. ' .. ;; j.,:': :ii- at iiieir residi'iices when called,
lii;,-!. lie- r.iill’t Il.Ui'C, Tr.'ll.- T^tjeel.
\ l-’l-' 111, l.'lo.
V/atch and Clock Mikor, \
,\Mi i>::\i.i;k in
li/7,/Vr. /7.V/; HM/■(7//■.>’, (7.0CAS,
A Miilfri'ils. .yr.
;v. ]m;7. cii.\!:i.>tt!:, .v. c.
ANOTHER NEW STORE.
Ml i: i: A V . I) AVIS (M)..
‘ J a \irw (ir**rrrv In Hiiild-
‘ M'; 1 inv'tr Mtrjuii.ii lo ilicir
Stock of Groceries.
'■ ''M :i - iij.olv of ev( rviliiiiL:'ii-uaH;.' found in
'■ .''I' I'.' .-iiiii UMiiti'd I'V l.ii i;n-r.', -ia ii a.s
'a:, I otiee. Sail ainl li'.iii.
'11 Vant. Mola.-'O-^. I'isli,
i.-.. ;-|’nles. I'oik'-, \e.,
. iYi :_\ .iiid Wond.’Fi War.'.
I ■- I’.il iloe.-. .\!*m1 ;llnl I'c.ril.
1'.., are rei ii;e>l eil i o ca 1 i a lid exaliiin e t h i^
. ;lj i I , i,-e.
i.-r' I'i '"! II'" « iil 111'lii'iijrl.t or ink', n in exeh.-iiige
. 11! .1-I'l i' re.-eive l on i-‘insi' iuiH lil for saU‘.
• 1 ^-.li.i r .li I i-in inii ill tie pai'l In t !;e .■'ale of t'o' ion,
''"I. l'l"Ur, A'e.. I;:.it uia\' tie ,si lit 111 nil r ea ve.
.1. w. .M.Mri:i:.\v,
■'I ;n !i I;. 1S> S. J. N. 1'.\\1S .t CO.
Watclimaker and Jeweler,
' /loiir In ilf' l/iIM.iKOI //'I/.I I’. ClI.VP. l.'lTTK, N. C.
!f V'liir Wall'll needs Kepa :i ;iiir.
O.iii I itet mad :;iid ;.^o lo '\. 'ar:!i_;;;
.1 I'i l.ike il i.ito ii \l.liS' r-liMji,
lie u ii; ti\ il so it will not step.
He warr.inls hi.s work all tor a yiar.
When it is used with prtiper care.
Ill' will do it as low as it call lie done,
.\iid do il so uell ii's Mire to run.
■'^niiuarv 1. iMih, v
At J. Kuck & Co’s Grocery Store.
THOS. W. DEWEY & CO.,
Bankers and Brokers,
CIIARLo'TTK, n. c.
We enter upon our second year of business on the
lirst d.'iy of Ociuber, and return our thanks to
our old friends and new friends for their custom and
p.iJron.ipe during the year now closing.
We are now prepared with
Increased Means & Ample Capital
I To ii aiisaei ••niy safe and desirable Banking Business [
! wliieh may lie oH'ereil us. |
] Wo will* receive deposit.^ and pay same on call, and *
j when left on time will pay iiUerest on same accord-
' ill;; to a^'i'eenunt. We buy and sell Gold aswj Silver
('oin uii'l 15iillion, Bunk Notes, .Sic. Will discount
I'or eii*toiiier.s good biisine.ss jiaper. l’urcha:;e and
sell on coniiiiission Stocks and Bond.«, and give our
liest atienlion to 11113’ other matter in the Banking or
Brokerage line entruslcd to ns.
.\lwayson hand for sale.
Hours of Imsine.ss to suit dealers and customers.
THOS. W. DKWEV & CO.,
At I’.uilding (formerly Branch Bank,)
one door below Smith's Shoe Store, Tryou St.
Charlotte. Sept. 2K. iyi38.
We have this day sold our entire interest in the
"l.oiig Shoal I’aperMills’’ to WILLI.VM TIDDY, who
w ill eoatiiiiie the mailufactlire of I’aperat said Mills,
and \>l.iiiii we recoinmeiul to our former,customers
,'ii: 1 tiieiids a.s well worthy ofthe suj-port extended
luus. (iltAUV. BANMSTEU & CO.
Liiieoliiton. Septeiiiber ‘J;l, lb08.
'I'lie nil b reigned v, ill continue thebusinessofnian-
iifacturing paper at the "liong Shoal Paper Mills,”
lately owned liy t'lrady, Bannister & Co.. in connec
tion with their well known “Lincolnton Paper Mills"
and are now preiiarcd to supply promptly large
i|!iantities of Book, Nevvs. or W rapping Paper, and
>oli('it a continuance of the favors bctstowed upon
1 lieni and us.
i.incolnton .Sept. 2s. lS>r,s. Im K. TIDD\.
roi NDS OF MOl .NT.VIN
l.ll'HI I’..1111 1- l’..'tl'ill!. ■ e r.ae.iil,
'J'l S.ieks ot' iiio Cortee.
! .'ill SaeksSall. eommoii to tine.
.')H ll.ixes of superior .'^tar Caiidles.
-il Tierees iif ,''u;:ar ('tired Hy>:i.-.
I'-.irr .•r‘'r,_ar. :.!1 grades,
I" lluj,h,.;,,ls nl M,.:as>es.
I'' l’..irre\s of Svriip.
.M IV,'li ill. IS'’^. .\i .'l. KICK I'O'S.
m;\\ .to. k ui- ti Ut )(';•:i;i
Hammond & McLaughlin,
(.(/ o„/, >•
j'eei ived a ilill sloek ol'new (i-.-i ieerie«. con^ist-
-i.-' ill pari I'f
.V hirjTt' lilt of Hairgiiiu'.
Iri'ii rollon l ies an I l!o;ie,
I'liL^ar. t 'i.ti’ee an ! Tea.
Molasses. Iron aioi Nails.
S.It. l..;.thir of all sort* The unK'rsigned I’liotographic Artist, of Baltimore,
tiiiii'_' and everyihing in the tirocory line may Md , calls iln- attention of his friends, and the public
in general, in h;s newly opened PHOTOGRAPH and
•V.MBKOTVlMi tiAl.LEUY, where he is now pre-
Cliarlotte Female Institute,
(’IIAULOTTE, N. C.
Tlie next Session wili coiiiiiience on the 1st October,
i>i.S. and eoiiliniie iiiitil ot'lli of .Tnne, ISo'.'.
Tiie Se.ssion is ilivided into two terms of 20 weeks
eaeli. and )'iipils can be entered for either the whole
session or for one term.
Ol’FlCKHS AND INSTRUCTORS:
Kr.v. R. r.i uwi'.i.i,. Principal, and Instructor in Mental
and Moral Philosophy and .MalheUiaticfl.
.liiiiN 1;. r>ri:wKi.i.. M., Natural I’hilosophy,
( iK'nii'try aii l .Viu ient Languages.
Mi:.s. M. .V. Hi i;v. I'nj;lisli J5ranchcs and Super-
iiitei'..!' lit of Soi.i;il I'ulii s.
.Mils. S.M.i.v C. W‘>"'- I'ingbsh I'ranclies.
Miss .MT. Lonc, Kngli;.h Branches and
Mils. .V. Patto.n, English Branches and Music on
Phok. l>.\i M\NS. Vocal and Instrumental Music.
Mrs. ,!i 1.1 \ C. P.^TiiiN. Music >n Piano.
Pi'or. K. P.. I’li.ri.T, Drawing, Painting and Modern
J,.i ji' 11'^/ . p> r I’d'Dl !>t 20
IJoard ,u ith rr-r^ expense, fuel, lights, wash-
iiiil, \v.‘.. I with tiiiiion in English Branches, SloO.fK) 1
Tuition, il.'iV schvlars. Primary Department, llO.tKI 1
Collegiate •* 2-'>.t.H>
^llls;o. .Xaciont and Modern Language.*", Drawing and
Painting, exlrit. at iisnal charges.
Kor (’ireiilar and ('atalogue containing full partic
ulars as to terms. \c , address
lliiv. II. BiRWELL & SON.
.Iii’.y 27. lfr,S. Charlotte, K. C.
There is no Death.
There is no death! The stArs go down
To rise upon some fairer shore;
And bright in heaven’s jeweled crown
They shine forevermore.
There is no death ! The dust we tread
Shall change beneath the summer showers
To golden grain or mellow fruit,
Or rainbow-tinted flowers.
The granite rocks disorganize
To feed the hungry moss they bear,
The fairest leaves drink daily life
From out the viewless air.
There is no death; the leaves may fall,
The flowers may fade and pass away—
They only wait through wintry hours,
The coming of the May I
There is no death! An angel form
Walks o’er the earth with silent tread j
He bears our best loved things away,
And then we call them “dead.”
lie leaves our hearts all desolate—
He plucks our fairest, sweetest flowers;
Transplanted into bliss, they now
Adorn immortal bowers.
The bird-like voice, whose joyous tones
Made glad this scene of sin and strife,
Sings now in everlasting song
Amid the tree of life.
And when he sees a smile too bright,
Or hearts too pure for taint and vice,
He bears it to that world of light
To dwell in Paradise.
Born into that undying life,
I’hej leave us but to come again ;
With joy we welcome them—the same,
PJxcept in sin and paiu.
And ever near us, though unseen,
The dear iiumortal spirits tread;
For all the boundless universe
Is life—there are no dead. .-
New Firm and
The undersigned having formed a Partnership
uuder the style of
jr. s. PUILLIPS Sc CO.,
for the purpose of conducting the
And Gents Furnishing Goods Business,
Would respectfully inform their friends and the pub
lic generally, that they are now receiving their stock
of Fall and Winter Goods, consisting of all grades
of French, English and American
Cloths, Casiiimcres & Testing^s,
In great variety of makes and colors.
Gents’ Pumisliing Goods:
Shirts, Collars, Cravats, Hosiery, Merino Under
wear, Ties of all kinds, Uuibrellaa.
In fact everything usually found in a FIRST
CL.-VSS Merchant Tailoring Establishment, all of
which were selected with great care, and warranted
to give satisfaction.
Special attention will be given to t^e
and all goods sold will be made up in the very best
style, and a fit guaranteed.
TAILORS’ TRIMMIMGS, of all kinds, kept con-
."itantly on hand, and sold to the Trade at wholesale
CUTTING AND REPAIBING of all kinds,
promptly attended to and satisfaction given.
We will be found at present in the room over the
Express Office, where our friends are invited to give
us a call.
We will occupy the Store at present occupied by
First National Bank, as soon as their Banking House
is completed. J. S. PHILLIPS,
Oct. u, 1808,
JAS. U. ORE.
At tlic €it|' Book Store,
A lot of handsome .\lbums.
Initial Paper and Envelopes.
Blank Books of all kinds.
And a lot of handsome W'alking Canes.
S. RUFUS JOHNSTON,
next door below McAden’s building.
Oct. 5, 18f.8.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
'Wiftkowsky Sc Rintels
Have now in store one of the largest Stocks of Goods
ever brought to this market.
They keep a full assortment of all kinds of Goods,
and will sell at remarkably low rates.
fgg^ Country Merchants and whole.'ale buyers
generally, as well as retail purchasers, are request
ed to examine this magnificent stock of Goods.
Millinery and Dress-Making.
A separ.ate department is devoted to Millinery and
Dre.>*s-making. where the Ladies can have work done
promptly and in the latest styles.
WITTKOWSKY & RISTELS,
Oct. •'), 18fi8. Between the two Drug Stores.
NEW PALL GOODS
A. SINCLAIR, at Springs' Cornrr,
Would respectfully inform his friends and customers
that he is now receiving his NEW STOCK of Fall
He is offering a full supply of everything found in
ft first class
Dry Goods House
At as REASON.\BLE RATES as they can be pur
chased in any house in the city.
Remember the House, the Old Stand at Springs’
Corner. A. SINGLAIK.
Pictures 1 Pictures!!
I'lun i at tlii'ir .''riTc.
llAM.MdNl) \ .Ml l.AlHilll.IN.
_ M 1 1. pared to taicc A No. 1 i’icturcs of each and of every
m* 1 A A. .stvle anil tinisli. ^utisifactiou guaranteed in every
ThlG City Bcink of Clin,l lotto rinurc. Cuj'iis taken from the smallest into the
il.' iIk> .\f . ..iiiits of business iiion and utliers. and l.irgo.st purtrait -Also pictures neatly fitted ia Rings.
: i.« ‘s .~,ii]-I'.nticii. , Brc‘:isi[>ius and Looii-t:;. All 1 ask is, “give me a
•iu ;. W. .V. WILLIAMS, Casl.ivr. trial."
N. B.—P.irtii's desiring to learii the trude aad art
Bank Money. d t.i kiii^ Pifturcs can do so by ajiplyLiig t«
1 ill- lil.'iio-t lunilvi t pricf paid tor nl>l Uaiik Notes. . IIENUV BACMOAKTEN,
i-!i I ni-lors I n- i!io s iiiiv si.iicii^.il, ;it tin.- ( ii_v iiiiuk t'l'.arlotte, N. C.
' ■ ''ii.ir'iiiiic. . A. \V I I.LI \ .\1.'^, t Pliotiigrapli Galleiy over James llarty's Store,
Casliior. i l.'sf'S. Next dour to Court-hou^e.
KNOX & GILL,
Cotton Factors and
(JENERAL C03IMISSION MERCHANTS,
Xo. 125 Smith's 'Whnrf,
[LAURENCE L. PRINCE.] Baltimore.
ji^Consifrnments f C^>tton respectfully solicited,
and liberal advances made thereon.
Orders will receive prompt attention,
(tctober 5, 18G8. 6m
A splendid l«t Bftggiag, Roping and Ties, at
B. M. PRES60N S.
\lso, a splendid lot of Country Bacon.
B. M. PRESSON.
Also, a lot of Cheese, at
B. M. PRESSON S.
|i^*' Farmers can come and get their Bagging and
' Kopine io be paid for in Cotton.
Sept 21, 18..8. B. M. PRESSON.
The following correspondence is pablisbed by
direction of the Secretary of State:
Legation of the United States, )
Lima, Peru, Sept. 14,1868. j
To the Utm. William H. Seward, Secretary of
State of the United State*:
Sir—In my dispatches Nos. 144 and 145,
dated the 22d and 28th of August, respectively,
I gave you a slight account of the terrible earth
quake which, on tlie 13th ult., laid desolate a
laige part of Peru, and now again it is my pain
ful duty to inform you that a large and the most
prolific part of the republic of Ecuador is in
ruins, caused by a similar shock at half-past one
o' clock oa the morning of the 16th of the same
mouth. This earthquake «eeim to have had it«
centre in the provinee of Imbabura, near the
volcano of Ocampo, about aixty miles north of
the city of Quito. Eight towns, with the ad
joining haciendas and populations, arc said to
hare been destroyed, nnmbcring from 40,000 to
50.000 inhabitants. The citics of Otavato and
Catacachi, containing respectively about 12,000
and 8,000 inhabitants, and both situated on the
shores of the Lake Mojanda, are said to have
been swallowed up with their entire populations
and their sites have become a part of the lake.
The city of Ibarra, with a population of thirteen
thousand, is totally destroyed, only about three
thousand of the inhabitants escaping, and the
town of Atunlaque is levelled with the earth,
burying all its inhabitants in its ruins. Nor is
the injury confined to the cities and towns, but
all of the haciendas of the province, the richcst
in Ecuador, growing sugar and grain, and pro
ducing large numbers of cattle and sheep, have,
as it were, been swept out of existence. Quito
did not suffer in the same ratio in the loss of life,
but its walls and houses are destroyed. The
most of the inhabitants, including the English
Charge d'Affaires, 3Ir Hamilton, with his large
family, were driven to the open square or niaza
in the centre of the city, and he, more fortunate
than the others, is now enjoying the great luxury
of a tent, while thousands of the best citizens are
without shelter. To heighten the gloom, des
pondency and misery of all, the terrible thunder
storms of the tropics seem to have redoubled their
force, and have literally deluged the whole coun
try. The losses in Imbabura will cause great
suffering in Quito, as nearly all the necessaries
of life for that city were drawn from that pro
vince. The difficulty of conveying food from
Guayaquil will be very great, as the journey re
quires twelve days’ severe travel, with mules
carrying small burdens over rugged and precip
itous mountains, deep gorges and narrow passes.
If relief in some form is not speedily given many
of the sufferers will be compelled to reach the
seashore or perish. Extracts from private letters
and public documents published in the Lima
journals (see enclosures Nos. 1, 2 and 3), show
the destruction aud destitution to which I have
referred. Indeed, these shocks have almost
ruined the republic of Ecuador. The mentioned
representations have been fully corroborated by
tlie statements of his Excellency Don Antonio
Flores, Plenipotentiary of Ecuador in Peru. In
Peru also, as I have heretofore informed you,
proud and rebellious Arequipa is levelled with
the dust. Arica swept from the seashore, with
but one solitary house remaining, while the dis
trict and city of Mogugna, with its rich villages,
vineyards and haciendas, are but the wreck of
things that were. Had the earthquake in Peru
taken place at night time, as it did in Ecuador,
the loss of life would have exceeded 100,000
souls. As it was, that loss in Peru is less, but
the loss of property far greater.
Want, hunger and famine in these now un
happy countries are striding through ail classes
in the midst of the unburied dead, and a general
paralyzation of thought and action seems to per
vade the land. This is, no doubt, caused by the
continuous shocks since and the great fear of
other calamities, and. to add to the consternation
of the weak, ft-arful and helpless, robbers in some
localities are said to be sacking and pillaging
everything within their reach.
I take great pride in informing you that Rear
Admiral Thomas Turner. Captain McPoiigal
commanders James II. Gillis, James S. Thorn
ton, Austin Pendergast and the other officers
and crew of their commands in our navy near the
scenes of danger have done all that noble hearted,
brave soldiers could do to alleviate the suflerings
of all within their reach.
The generosity of our country in days gone by
has left a record that will never be forgotten.
Greece, Poland, Hungary and Ireland, with no
greater, if not far less claims for aid or charity,
have found that in the United States there were
feeling hearts and open hands for those who
deeply suffer. Will not our generous hearted
countrymen add Peru and Ecuador to their noble
list ? Our government, I know, can do no more
than has been done by our navy, but I most
earnestly urge and entreat that you appeal to the
good men of our country to aid by charity the
suffering people of Peru aud Ecuador. Let those
who gave bread to starving Ireland repeat their
generosity, and let the Protestant and Catholic
now join and vie with each other in showing by
their works that the Christian’s creed means
good will and charity towards their fellowmen;
aud let all others who have a heart that can feel
for the sufferings of their fellow beings aid by
sending a mite from their riehes io the hungry,
starving, naked and desolate people of these two
countries. Money, clothing, or any other neces
saries of life would be bread cast upon the
waters ; but the supplies, to do good, must come
quickly. The people are too much terror stricken
to act with vigor, and the governments of Peru
and Ecuador cannot now give the aid the neces
sities of the people imperatively demand.
I have the honor to be your obedient servant,
ALVIN P. HOVEY.
Af Charlotte, S. C., on Tuetdoy the T*thof Oct., 1868
liv an order from A. H. Abrams. Esq. Assignee of
L. Drucker, a Bankrupt, and by order also of Court,
will be sold in the City of Charlotte on tUe 27th of
October, the following property belonging to the
Estate of said Bankmpt:
That two-story frame baildtng and double lot on
College street, known aa the resideaceof L. Dmcker.
It has »handwme flower gardem in front and all
Also, at the same time, 16 shares of Charlotte 6aa
Co. Stock, and 11 Share* of Char. & S. C. Railroad
Terms made known on day of sale.
Oct, §, l^*j9, i» ■
A True Wchdui—A Diteetiv«^ Story.
What life is more thrilling than that of a
police detective, what more full of startling ad
venture? An incideBt in the experience of two
men well known in the city of New Orleans, as
the most skillful and accomplished deteotivea in
the Soothem country, has been related to the
reporter. The event about to be related is of
recent occurrence. It is one of the unpublished
histories of crime, one of the heart-beata under
neath the social current of the great city. But
the words of the detective are more potent
than the reporter can accord it. Let him tell
his story :
A robbery had been committed in one of our
lai^e commercial houses under very singular cir
cumstances. The day preceding the crime a
large autount of money had been received and
left In the safe over night. Part of tkia money
consisted of $20 and $60 billa. XJnkitonu ^
any one but the proprietor, they were marked
with a small cross in red ink io the left hand
corner. The safe was locked aC night, in the
morning it was open, the night clerk asleep un
der the influence of chloroform and the money
gone. The cashier was a young man of high
social position, and about to be married to the
daughter of the proprietor. He alone
carried the kcjrs of the safe. It was evi
dent the lock had been picked, or opened with
the key. Our observations convinced us
it was the latter. Still we kept our own counsel.
At the request of the merchant the whole mat
ter was kept a profound secret. It furthered
our chances of detecting the robber that it
should be so. Before we had left the store, we
had settled in our minds the identity of the
thief; but it was necessary to obtain the proof be
fore our suspicions were divulged, or his arrest
attempted. Description of the money stolen
was left with certain parties, under whose obser
vation it was most likely to come if put in cir
culation, with instructions to detain the person
offering it until we were scut for. This was all
that could be done for the present. We went
home to await developments. Still we kept our
eyes on the cashier. He was young, and al
though he never drank to access, was ^t. He
spent a great deal of money, and to use a com
mon expression, was the deuce among the girls.
Once or twice we saw him walking in the
squares of evenings with a very pretty young
English girl, a milliner, working on Canal street.
There was something very noticeable about the
gill’s face—a sort of melancholy and sadness that
weut straight to our hearts. Any one would
have felt kindly towards her by just looking at
her. Somehow or other, 1 felt a presentiment
that this girl was mixed up in the robbery. 1
could’nt get rid of the idea. It haunted me.
in this way several weeks passed. One day wc
received a message iu a great hurry to come to
the steamboat landing. It was late in the after
noon, aud the boats for St. Louis were about
leaving. Arriving there, wc went at once on
board the Kepublic, and up to the clerk’s desk.
iStandiug at the counter was the pretty English
girl, aud in hands of the clcrk were two of the
markud ?20 bills. She had just offered them in
payment for her passage to St. Louis. I felt
now that the cashier was in my clutches. But
it was necessary to proceed carefully and not
frighten the girl. As gcutly as 1 could, I told
her that the money she had just offered at the
counter had been stolen; that it was necessary
for me to know where she obtained it. At my
words her face took the livid hue of death, but
she shook her head as much as to say she would
never tell me. I plied her with importunities,
entreated and begged; but it was of no avail. 1
had no recourse but to take her into custody.
Still 1 hoped to be able to discover from her the
proof of the cashier’s guilt. He was evidently
her lover, but 1 doubted much if she knew his
real name or actual position. I plied her with
questions on this head, and although she was on
her guard, and her answers evasive, I was soon
salisticd that the real namj; of her lover was un
known to her. As I left'the coll I heard her
mutter in the most poignant grief:
‘•Oh, Charley, Charley, can this be true.”
This was, indeed, his first name I returned oh
the instant and said to her that I knew the per
son who gave her the money, that his name was
Charley . At the mention of this name
she clapped her hands and laughed. It waa not
the name she knew him by. I wa.s almost at my
wits end. The girl miu>t confess or the real
criminal would escape punishment. I thought,
however of a resource, aud put it in execution at
once. I went to the store and tuld the mer
chant that I wanted a picture of every member
of his establishment, himself included. He
looked puzzled, but complied with my request.
Armed with these I returned to the ccll. I
told the girl I had something to show her—my
heart ached as 1 did so. I knew she worshipped
the heartless scoundrel who had betrayed her. I
held the picture 00 that she could see it in full;
as the light flashed on it, 1 said to her, ‘‘Mary,
this is the Charley I am after ”
She gave one quick, hurried ghinee at the
pictures,- aud then, with a low moan of anguish,
fell fainting to the floor. The tears would conic
to my eyes as I looked at the poor, beautiful
creature iu her agony. Only heaven knows how
I pitied her; but justice as well as her own good,
required that the mask should be lifted and the
crimisal exposed. As soon as she h;id time to
recover, I weut to her again. I found her calm,
but with a look of sorrow that pierced ne to my
heart. 1 told her who her lover was, his crime,
and begged her to reveal all she knew of h'm.
I might as well have tailked tu stone. i;he sat
deaf silent in her tearless anguish. Only once
she murmured, ‘*he loves me, he is true to me.”
1 told her she waa niiflt:tkcn—he eared nothing
about her—would never marry licr. She laugh
ed at me in bitter scorn. As a last resource, 1
went to the pUce at which she had been work
ing. I f(MU^ out all about her friends and with
wh^om she associated. Prom these I learned
that she was engaged to be married to '^Charley,"
who rcpreseuteii liimaclf as a yo«Bg mMhanie,
that he had persuadud her to go to St. Louis for
that purpose, where it was said that he had re
latives. 1 know it was only to pet rkl of her
while he married the mere^nt’s daughter. I
had got all £ho iofi)nnat*uB I wanted. As I re
turned I passed by the theatre, brilliaDtiy lighted
for an oveuiug’s entertaiament. I stepped in.
The LeaBty fashion of 'ibe eity were there.
' In oue of the boxoi sat Charl^ and his betrothed.
I She was radiant in beauty—he atteotire tad
h>re-like. My resolation was takeo oo (be in
stant. I left the theatre harriedW and w«it to
the station. In a few minatea I returned ac
companied by Mary. I took her to a seat com-
mauding a full view of the box. One glance was
enough; I saw that her heaii was breaking.
Silently 1 led her out of the theatre and back to
“Will you tell me now?”
“I can die, but I .have nothing to tell.”
She never did. It was useless to detain her.
We let her to, but three weeks afterwards she
died of a br^en heart. The mystery of the rob
bery has never been explained,
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How Many Balls Hit
The report of the Chief of the Bureau^ Ord-
nauca.ef the Navy presents many interesting
fiiots as conneoted with goaneiy—sraall araa
Kuns. The report explodes one theoiy
which had beeo accvpuni
balls or cartridges expended in hitting one man.
Estimates have been made that of 3,000 balls
fired, only one ever hits its intended mark, and
another calculation says that from 3,000 to 10,-
000 cartridges were usually expended in killing
or wounding one man. How erroneous these
estimates may be, if compiled from the expendi
ture of ammunition in battle, can he judged of
by this report of Captaia Wise, Chief ef Ord-
bance, who, in speaking of the advanti^ of
breech-loading small arms over those which load
at the muzzle, says; The fourth advantage “is
impossibility of multiplying the loads under aay
circumstances,” as only one cartridge can be
placed at a time in the opening at the breech,
and iu the event of a failure to ezf^ode, gener
ally the cartridge is withdrawn by the movement
of cocking and opening the breech. The report
“Singularly enough, the lesson of one of the
greatest battles of the war proves how immensely
important this last mentioned advantage of the
breech-loader really is. Upon the field of Oottys-
burg, after the battle, an immense number of
muzzle-loading arms were picked up, both of our
own and rebel soldiery. Nearly all of those were
found to be loaded—and this of itself is perhaps
not to be wondered at; but the curious fact was
discovered that about one-half of the number
loaded contained ttco loads each, one-fourth from
three to tni loads, aud tlie remainder one legiti
mate load. In one or two instances as many as
thirty-two and forty-two bullets were found in
“The official report of the examination of the
arms collected upon the battle-field of Gettys
burg, states that of the whole number received—
27,574—we found at least 24,000 of these load
ed; about one half of these contained two loads
each, one fourth from three to ten loads each,
and the balance one load each. In many of
these guns irum two to six balls have been found
at the botton of the bore with only one charge
of powder. In some the balls have been found
at the bottom of the boro with the charge ot
powder ou top of the ball. In some as many
as six paper regulation calibre, >8 cartridges have
been found, the cartridges having been put into
the guns without being torn or broken. Twenty-
three loads were found in one Springfield rifle-
musket, each load in regular oHer. Twenty*
two balls and sixty-two buck-shot, with a oor*
responding quantity of powder, all mixed op
tf)gether, were found iu one percuBsion smootii-
A youth in this couaty was bit during
the summer by a snake known as the “pilot,’'
and was cured by the application of bruised onions
and salt. He was also subjected to sweating bj
‘ herb” teas. We learn that he was ingreat
pain until the onions were applied. This is the
second case we have heard of persons being cueed
of snake bites by the application of onions.—
Gen. Ghant’s WK.iLTtt.—Gen. Grant was
presented with one hundred thousand dolhirs by
the wealth}' men of New York. This is, we b^
licve, iu 5-20 bonds. lie has also received a
fiiie house from the capitaliets of Philadelphia,
and another from his frieiwls in IJJiiiois. Both
these houses were ready furnished in elegant
His position as General of the Annies gives
him a nuble salary—about $20,000 a year, ba-
■sides allowances, mileage, aud we don't know
what. 31oreover, this is an office f»r life, aud he
will have to surrender it if he is elected Preai-
dent. Should that event take place in Novem
ber, we think that Gen. Grant will regret wfceo
his four years of trouble are over, that he mv«
up 820,000 a year for $i5,000, all of which he
will have to «pcnd, and at the end retire to pri
vate life with nothing to live on but—fame. Of
what sfirt this will be, we know not;^ butwc fear
that with General 1 rant’s preparation for civil
datie.s, it will be none ofthe brightest.
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Advi^k to Yoi n(j Mk.n.—liCt the busioesa
of every one alone, and attend to your own.
Don’t buy what you don’t want, f’se every
hour to advantage, and Jitudy to make a leisure
hour useful. Think twice before you spend a
dollar; remetuberyou wilVhave aaoiherto make
for it. Lojk over your hooks regalafly, aud if
you find an error trace it out. Should a stroke
of misfortune come upf»n you in your buainess,
retrench, work harder, hat never fly the track.
(’ nfront difficulties with unflinching persever
ance, and they will fly at last; then you will be
honored, but shrink, and you will be dcKpiscd.
Of seven Governors in as many “recon
structed” Southern States, only two have resided
South more tha* three years. Often United
States Senators elected in five Southern States,
eight arc recent emigrants from the North. Of
thirty-three RcprescntaliTcs elect to Congress
from seven Soathern States, twenty-two are re*
Those who are most weary of life, and
yet are most unwilling to die. are such whoJbave
lived to no purpose, who have rather Vreaihed
tfSF" Ue t4*#t can not forgive oihM breaks
the bridge over vkich lie nuis4pass kuaself; fiw
every man has need to be forgiveo.
8ecret marriages are so commoo in Boston that
the yottog women eas’i get bean*.
IS amid of courUng some other «aio’a wife.