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r r mini mr . n llyirrriW 11 ' me p. JWJPmi rjwiwn . j1 ipury m'' a a muwm ww.-M cs3gygr
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i?1 ritfp'ii cu b"tftl
it .' 'd I'll fI)H "OfV
VOU. YinfrTEISD SERIES.
S ALISBUEYi ; N. C, JAIHTAEY, 11, ; 1877
trt :f.'wj "V I --tin. --"t "' -"-.;- ?13"- -if :
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riBUsnib Weekst-J. I. BKUEE. Ed. and Prop
- JT. k; RUN EK, Associate ISO.
rrTir. payab! la fadvanoe,.
. $2 00 i
ADVfeltTIStNO HATES 1
i 5a .
" two puTOicaiicns,
Contract rates lor Heaths or a ?;ar.
HEW YOEO G0YER1I0R
I0NIES IN .'A LB AS Y ATTEND-
CUAyGE OF RULERS.
.Mr 'i iiobinph p&nifiig to Continue Mr
2 Helen's ToTky
Presidency A ppluutkdf
llie tblfcliv (ilJ bo
iblinjr called the Capi
LuGUis iiDDiiison was
y installt (1
a Governor for tlie
Liiti buloie the bomr
the cnlrcnic9 to -the
1 wire tbroJ)":'dviih nersoiis nx-
gaiii ilrultHiixeV' Imw the, doors.
muiu eiitraiici' ulmlittul tu.Lii lluor ladies
only akid (ho
vitjen attMiding them.
A half hour tuforf uouu lh ihrouir b
uniCHo n-at.tH;it'V.xtrii police Vdficcrs
keep it from fcrciu; aii-
Mil t ft! llLl At t
ii muiutts to twelve
peat wa; wiicaiil.
w re tm fid red !
4r TiGtni?iin. "
A fJv tiiiniUfiJ
tef nve uie entrance ol
1 re s i or nt?leetT i
den and lie new Gov
iri.t!:rnprifid appearing little
U by Col. Van liuren,
walked d vu t'j.Juaiii aisle iu searth of
I Li a- tiidi i
lUln-gs. ana iun
u'fin-ElMV hair as vyill as hit bt-Mit-vuSeut
all 'idps us towtn
ple'Sere not kepi
was recugnu' d as
per. iTlttiiaiut' p
ittractfu' much atten
luiniiies wen; heard on
IJut tlie pen-'
in tlie dai K. lie
M uiiti I'ai (j ilur 'Pup-
.sed arf.tmd llie tjiiauj
ly a diiZi'ii gfiilleuieii
laiiicri were on their
-and I ice as maiij'
feet ufsrifisr the
iai poet to occpy "their
place!. ' He ti fk
the w i(c of :8ecwl
i chair by tlu! side of
iy of bta'e liiclow,
r.ei v much' interested
iu 1 he cereini'iiii f!
ecorilu tjiv. Ik
i)iinMi , entered the
, tulioA'ed by JJiUt.
''!?. cretavy of State
iii'5 uiatl, i' fitl! itni-
(iv.. DuiEi iiiief'
riHto.id, Eiweriuj; ihii clerk d-sk.
rilden ia.uitdiaulv proe
e t p i k e
hi II: I iiiVi i
in a v
, and the ut(uo.-t iuiei
by the audience. II i
i;.iin lh.il luid been
li ! ue itl
or ins aaminieiraiHMi
t i ... i
was ijceivei will
1 appl.tjie. Dot uw
iu8t uiarkt'd l"-nunt latum
when Gov. Kobin
1:1, it teplyin, u i 1
Work had- received the
t U lUii iCiHJlC Ol tliliJ
Stl, l ut of the U
lioiu naiiou, andlhey
had callexliiiu, byr an tniplu'.ic popular
majority, to Ujo L
their gift. '
'The clu rigiwL clapping of hands
coutiuued for sevv val uiiuutes and pre
vented aI,,llobi;Uou .itom pmceudiu.
Then arain when in auower to Mr. Til-
deu's 'iwcvTliuu ibsjt thiibby had been
fo reed t'd i s baji d
JG'i. .Robinson pvom-
ised th -ufby nioc
of :i 11$ should il ever
prelum, the audience
. uroKe iortti in ioi
fg ""a"nd colititiued ap-
plaiuLe. M'iyddiu ,iaid ;
Mr. Robinson : The people'of the State have
given you a Alioui.-l.cd evidence of their
- confidence iit chyeiug yuu lor their C'href
.Magistrate uptnii ,VLiei o .unexampled. In
that teMituouXwdiuUyiMieur,. wuhuut aa
um,iug to add to is ealue. It is lo me a. great
ialifactioii to surreuder the chief otiieial trust
of thM c'otu inou a'yal til' o one whuro valuable
co-bperaliou 1 liavo- xpericnceil, und' whose
Mrer 'fiiriiihe-ivh 'Mranee ol" his purjawe
lo prosecute '4iJrV t'hicli, ! have coiiia.
1 era led: two years oJ' o'iicial service and three
previous years of my private, life.. To recall
tlie Government of lhi- .State to liie pure con
dition' in which, genera i ion ago, you and i
knew h ; to n move- il efuvffcu -yrtuvths wbicli
in evil limes Laif)yjMii'ai4t.adiiiMitratio-
"" and legislation ; to li, hion the intolerable bur
dens upon the people ,to iirrrrove jiw-lilutioiw
and laws ; to nystemalical'y call 'Into the civil
tieirvicei .whctlier by appointment or enaction,
men of 'hi-ln-r vVv-" " -tlati4 ..life, of batter
training and luiv-f; nenil enltd're, tin tilitlrz
ing a claf-s inferior ilJie aiisol political cotu-
.petisiop, b:U:f r in . capacities for public
Usefuhjtaiy tlie.- toft: Uotle objects; they irad to
be pursued through sionny eontiiets wiih Heliifh
- interest audliiiJ iiabioi. Our wifport .-was
an iinfallefiirrut u the people, if Uie pros-,
pect of real refonu t'JtiUl be made visible. Our
inspiration ws a "belief- that nothing worth
Having could be lost i," only our work: did not
; fall. App4ii!.r,J j'J be Mluliny of all candid
nun may itt iy i c challii.j.id an lo- what lias
been already ue.-oiu;,:UUc-d v AVa.-.il'ul and cor
rupt system dt-irovti!, Sute taxation ruhiccd
jwne-iiii, iji uiea;-s lr ;!i iat luai versaljoii
enacted, tlie man M,niifi.t of the public works
and persons r?-organi
'tu, ainl cm m miss ions, iire-
limiuary to ohV-r refornu intuuted. Tiiose
'are"V;liiahJfaa4JtV lau there are others even
iuoreimtortabt. The standard. of t.flicial con-
doc.t has be'efetJatel.i," arid with' U the ideas.
motives," auOHuencks which sm round eHcial
lite as uitl to aijiiosj lirrv;. The public u
ph ion of ligi-lalive ienaaly U disappearing,
and the fobbk h.; ire .. .dilaB'ded. Thchiel'
executive 5ud administrative triiifb of the State
have been ji.UMmUed to. reiilhrinen who are
eminent nl i-iiypUlr .pyXso4:al probity, but
for capacity- miUhisch.
idea hi of i otiieial duty.
A genuine sjeJWa in-
lUeivil rfi v b e-has thus
been reali4J, -whteh i-UiW loi Leslie nidjict
of aoy.tberMri(eiit ibr 'any .filere legislalion
wM.-'.i .1.. .k- A... I... . .1 .!
" imiii lfi ljO.4lI.ke oroyef aMOH ui u'c iucii
c)iidtatir,g iUj,iiiLuliidiniuUtr;(ti'Ii. I have
proved by the people at
im 4hiiate, because ihey
encourage the aspirations of tlie community for
a belter Gtviaainent,aAiieud to inspire a no-
mg men to compete for
appealing to .the-best
moral forces of human soe-ietv. As an exam-
Me, these results are
infinittlv imiortant. 1
jtiiatwt such uptime- and
Monwiratioucn-liitli I bciiwve: will bu . fruit-
pvl Piaue.j .
5 sine liovprnflr pippt innni
iThe Governor elect rea bonded as fol4
GOVERKOR TrXDES: I thank Vnn for 1hZ
kind and encouraging words which yon hivi distance of 1M milei Frida iiiht rI 12
addressed tome.j4In receiving? from'yoo the4vCw - Sf Ha - NW ht H
the lat two year. I fullv amreciat th .iT
inoiutlon of the Kingf Israel i "Let lot lkJ
a " w
mai giruein on til narnesa boant himself a h
that putteth it off." You havehad voir trial'
and have received the erateTul annroval of th
peupte, not oniy 01 litis Slate, but of the whfiJfrJ
uiuii,niio lUTecaiiea yoU 'Dy an emphatic
popular majority to the highest placet in the
naiipn; : ! Lonir-conliDued aDDlauue.1 Yon'
liave arresel gross abases and wasteful ezpen
tfinires; have enforced econorav,and reduced
.neiT in uurueua oi taxation- Al ere thftir'
thin, you have restored a higher moral lone to
the adminiHtration of Government, and: hxmer
driven from this Capitol those who5 made W
hotweof merchannwe. and enriched themselves
by buy irs and sellTnc Teshslation. ' I trust that
' m m unw niu uur -u ciivuuriigeu pj
Fellow citizens, 1 am here o take In pnbVic
befcre you the bath required by (he tonstitu
tion; We cannot forget rha't this is the first
ceremony of the kind in tlie f econd century of
our existence, nor can ;we be unmindful" of the
progress whicfi our Stat Jias made iu, po.da
tion, wealth, and civilization during the' hrn
dfeJ'yarV ibt-r 'aT'IMi. one will
deny that thw amazing progress has lieen due,
under Providence, to the free institmions, the
con.Jtitntlonal governmentaunded by the wis
dom of the fathers of ilie republics Starujing
at the threshold of a new century, itaeenia. to
nte a fitting time. and. appropriate to jireseut
circumstaLces to recall some of the leading
principle which underlie oar instiluiion ana
are vital to their continuance. As understood
by the fathers thcmlve84here thus an
nounced by Mr.'Jefiersoh irfhU firnt inaugural
atldress : The mipporl of the State Govern
ments in all their rights as the moat competent
HdiniuUtratorx of our domeKtic , concerns, and
theureit hulwark ag:iuvt anti-republicaji ten
dencies ; the preservation of the ceneral Gov
ernment in its-whole constitutional vigor a the
-fmH anchor of our peace at homo and safety
abroTrdland the jealous tare of , the right of
e.ei tion ny ine people a.p a miiu ai sale cor
rect iveM)f abuses, which are Jujiped" by the
sword of revolution wheii peaeeablb remedies
are unprovided absoiuie. acquiescence, in the
decisions ofthe inajorifv ; ilie nupremacy of
uie oivn over me miiuary aiunoruy ; economy
in the puDlic einei'.Ke, tiial labor may be lightly
burdened ; the honest payment of our lebis,
and, the hatred preservation ofllie public faith."
To the Iionor of our State be it said, it lias
adhered steadily to lliese principle, never
seeking any undue advantage by reason of its
superior wealth and power. While il has faith
tn 1 Iy upheld. the just rights of the States, it has
promptly rerondd to t very call tr- maintain
ihe constitutional power of the Federal Gov
ernment. It has kept ever onward in the true
and safe road lying midway between the heresy
of ecesitn on the one baud, and the equally
fatal heresy of centralization on the oilier oth
Let in, then, fellow citizens, a we advance
into tlie new century, renew our rows of loyalty
to tlicve great principles, and our hopes that
tlie centuries to come may be even more pros
perous, peaceful, and happy than -that which
has passed. Applause.
The oath of office, including the iron
clud addition, under the new Constitution,
was then administered to Gov, Robinson
and Lieut. -Gov. Dorsbeiuier. They sign
ed the Constitution and the ceremonies
For hours after the Executive Cham
ber was thronged with persous who paid
their refpecU to tbfc new Governor and
the ue it rretdut. Mr. Tildcn started
for New York on tbe 5 o'clock train.
8XO W' IN TUE WTEST.
A Train f ue Days Manning 117 Miles
'Ihc Snuic Thirty-Six Inches Deep
ana Level A Trip From Henry's to
Haliaburj. :: ?.
U) W. WcRnlHos, lhe President of
iIiq Western North I. Carolina. Railruad
arrived iu this city yesterday afternoon,
and gives graphic ac3antof his trip
-between ll"!tiy'i, the head of his road,
and Salisbury. The. iraiu left Henry's
Monday nrOiuing, last ' about 7 o'clock.
Snow wat fairing at the tunet Jwllh the
thermoneter, regie feriug IS degrees below
z"ro. Soon after starting, the track grew
very heavy.' but the train madaged to
leach O d Fort. The suow was falling
at a teniblc late, and with each luru of the
wheels progress became in ore and more
difficult. Four uiil-s below Old. Fort, the
engine give out of "water, and the traiu
came to. a dead si p. r.he . locomotive
wju cut loose,, and with eogiueerMarsh,
route agent Rain nay and lour negroes,
started alone Ui thw Unk which was three
uiih s distant. " "About half way it ran in
to a snow drift which flopped it entirely.
and afu-r repeated eff i Is. to-get . through,
anu ae ujaiiy uauies, imc cuhhi i f -
ed to put back to the tram and discovered
to hid utter consternation that he could
neither go for ward iior backvariL .. r
Hound fast fcy itie :iow, the engineer
and his party remained there ou the track
the whole of that long; and cold .night,
wiih no covering except, their ordinary
clothing, 'no shelter - except what was
alf.rd"d by the cab, and no .fire except
what they could keep iu the furnace of
the engine by burniug . tilth feucQ rails
and other wood they could dig up out
of the snow. Provisions were sent them
from the 'train, and the next , marning
water was1 carried in buckets for a dis
tance of a quarter of a'uiihv through suow
30 inches iu depth on a level, reachiug lo
the waists of the men, until enough was
had to raise steam in th : engine. Then
by repeatedly running back, then under
(oil headway striking the snow bauk with
the plow on" the pilot the loco mo live '.fin
ally made its way through this , drift, to
find the mad filled wiih others almost as
immovable.- ' ' " 1
Meantime, a large force of convict had
been sent for, and these pushed the traiu
back to Marion, where the passengers
were provided with all neeessarycomforls.
The large engine proceeded down : the
road, atsfow rate, the snow being ho
eled out before it in many places, until,
about the third day it reached Icard,
where it f jund tha up train, from. Salis-'
- . , . i i -
ry. A epeciaieMiueiiheheaviest
e rpacl, had beuMcut out' fioat SaJU-
w.th lD4 the 3 engiueaVdietribd:
. 3 .r-' . . ...
tea aiong me road, cleared, tbe track In
fire days, aiij Ihe train which left llenrv'a
itiuuuij morning, reacuea oauaoury, i
The story told bj MaJ. Rollins,
with, alt the incidents well intetiroven
would, make aj-' highly?1 readable ' novel.
He states that la tnaay placet the suow
was drifted to the depth of 15 and 2ti feet.
The cots of th rajlroads bo top "of the
snow wYrelIe'if wiiS ill kinds oV birds,
which had frozen' to death and dropped
down tfce banks'. Wh!flr trailing on the
road, a whole' cofey b( partridges was
seen, frozen to death, au4 some of the
crowd reached 4 them and broke off the
beads of some, their necks snapping like
corn-stalks. At Catawba ltiver a yearl
ing was seen some little distance "ottl1 in
the stream,' its ; bind legs having sunk
through the tceV leaving its head and fore
legs up right. I It was frozen to death.
The poor brute had no doubt gone out on
the ice to try to get some water.
The fivers and' creeks all along the
line of the road having first1 frozen over
and then been f covered entirely by the
snow, people and animals go over them
as over the level earth. There is no
sign anywhere of a running stream.
With the apprehension of the people that
they and. theh stock will freeze or starve
to death before the snow melts, is inter-
mingled the dreadful fear that when the
thawdoes come U will deluge the whole
face of the earth, carrying with it destruc
tion and death.'
Mai. Rollins" says the people of the
mountains never knew or imagined such
a lerritiii snow storm, 'aud the Western
Railroad 'never underwent snch an ordeal.
The train hands worked nobly to facilitate
the-progress of the trains and some ol
them cafinot now walk a step, so badly
are their feet frost ldrten. In addition to
the snow, the ! weather is bitterly cold,
and much stifferin? is u:i Joabtedl v beinir
undergone-by the westerti people. -Hal
Cruelty of d Jealous Lover -Commodore
t Yandcrbilts Last Moments Meeting
of the Holders iff North Carolina Bond.
New York,, Jan. 4. Oscar Hudson,
colored, of Jersey City, yesterday in a fit
of jealousy seized his colored- Mistress
Martha Shuttle, (brew her across the
stove and poured a kettle of boiling water
over her bodyi then beat her dreadfully
and again placed her on the store. Ilei
injuries of course are fatal. Hudson was
For the last few days Commodore
Vanderbili'e physicians Ifave been hourly
expecting his death. He died almost
without a struggle. Change for worse
took place in bis condition about 4 o'clock
this morning, and he expressed a desire
to see Rev. Dr. Deems, Ids spiritual ad
viser. jThe latter was oon' present and
Commodore said to him : "I think I am
nearly gone dbctac." Dr. Deems prayed
and members 'of the family who were
present sang a hymn. lis physicians
were at the dying man's-bedside, and did
all that medical aid could suggest to make
his last moments peaceful. The funeral
will take place Sunday morning..
At a" meeting of North Carolina bond
holders to-day a resolution was passed
HUtborizing the appointed of a committee
of arbitors between the State of North
Carolina and the holders of its bonds, and
that they are anthor z d for and on behalf
of the '"bondholders, to take such action as
they deem wise lo secure if possible re
adjustment of the Stato of North Carolina,
flpou a basis that shall be equally con
siderate and jijgt to the Slte and bond-'
tinders. .The, member of this 'commit
tee agreed to act as arbitors in manner
prescribed by the resolution. It was
also' resolved that the chairman should
appoint a sub-committee of six of the
bondholders tci confer with these arbitors
as to preliminaries and best method of a
adjusting the obligation. The State
chairman will appoint the sab-committee
in a few davs.r .
Independents Act With Democrats
Complexion of Uie Legislature.
IxiHAXAPOLls, Jan. 4. jln organiz
ing the Senate, a majority of the Inde-
dents voted with the Democrats, giving
tlieuv a mijortfy. Ihe House organized
with Republicans officers 54 to 41.
jTefu of the Business Men of New Or
leans Nichols the Rightful Governor,
Wi,ll Receive Their Earnest Support.
' N' OaLEjtXS, Jan. 4 ;A card pub
lished and signed by about 400 firms aud
business men reciting that the liberties
and welfare of Louisiana depend upon the
establishment and maintai nance of lw
folly elected-governiuent of which Nichols
is I Im executive head, and' promising to
pay o per cehtum of taxes for the ensuing
year in advance, jo (be support - of the
auie. and adritiug all eitizeus through"
out tue State lo do the same,
The New York Tribune thinks it soonds
rery queerly to, hear a Governor advising
the Canvassing Board of a State to obey
j the order o( the Supreme Court tf the
State; as did tha Goveroor of Honda.
And i does have a juer sound; battheo,
Governor Steams, like other carpet-bag
, Governor js a'qucec Goeroorv That's
whatV the matter, , ti , ...
i mi 'dt'-m bi -
,,, if. .iff I
George Alfred Towiiscnd ibu$gossTps
uouv our ncii preeiueut : mr. x nueu a
manner is that pf a fine old man1, just beV
tween the leisnie of fresll retirement from
business life and the broad 'responsibili
ties of an opening public career!' N man
was ever better faalified;1 f ' ' fort duiL! lo'
succeed to the coutrol of the country than
he. He la ricband without a ltle'peuenV
family 6f relHtites. I never "appreclited
more thoroughly the advantage of old
bachelorhood than when lookiug at Gov.'
Tilden, with hlsfine, straight secrelaTy.Pel
. .i .1.1 f i 'P:i J:. ..,.1
ivu, nun who iuc exiu ui iui. x iiucii o oieici ,
and Pelton's bride, MrirPelton, . who Vill
probably do the houors of the wliite liotisei
The new papers have ""be'ch filled for
mouths wfth stories of OtrJ Tildei seek
log a wife to be mistress of the executive
mansion, where here, already,' domestica
ted, was as interesting a lady as he could
find a haudsottie, easy, amiable blonde,
thoroughly accustomed to receive general
society, and, as well qualified to pat. peo
ple at ease ; as sllanet Lane or Nellie
Cusii?. We t have no president, ex
cept John Quincy Adams, . whose con
versance with literature, music, history,
art aiid publicaaism has been like Til
den's. I had expected lo see his library
full of dry documents, tuck as are found
in the sanctum4 of political editors, bat his.
books were those of a rich amateur bib
jiologist, some jif iheni slowly put togeth
er, us autographs and engraving accuuiu
lated, and tbesy. were melhodically kept
until they could be bound. Mr. Tildeu's
foriwue has not been affected a particle
by Ihe campaign. He had no voluntary
epouscr, like J Gould, lo come forward
with a purse, and was too prudent and
discreet to waste his own means. Al
though he lives as elegauily as any gen
tlciuan in America, his appetites are sim
pie, and he leouirts no lackeys near him.
His parlors are, tieaiiy a block in depth.
When be waupVi -anything he"got up and
walked for it w Uboul calling, and he seem
ed to know wluiro every book and plate
and autograph; j btlouged, amoug thous
The Legislature has passed an act fix
ing. the rotation of Judges, which says
the Judges of the Supreme Courts shall
ride the circuits successively, commeuc
ing at the first ditiict according to an
order and airangemeut therein after di
scribed, whiclrris, iu effect, that ihe Judgw
of the I welvth Judicial District shal
riIe the Spring term of 1S77 of the First
District, and successively thereafter the
various districts in the ordr of their
number in rotation. The Judge of the
First District takes the Second, Judge of
the Second the I bird, Arc.
Ilythis arrangement we are to have
Judge J. M. Gloud, of the Lightb Dis
trict; at the approaching February term
of the court ; alter thist Judge Kerr, 0
the Seventh, 'and then Jadge Watts
(Greasy Sam ) Judge Schenck goes first
in the Tenth, ;' Judge Parches' District
beginning in Alexander coanty on the
3rd Monday 'in February. Charlotto
The New York Sun of the 2d, says :
"A dispatch! was received yesterday
at the headquarters of the Democratic
National Comfni'.tee, in this city, from
Gen. W. R. Cox, Chairman of the Den'O
cratic Slate Committee of . North Caro
lina, contradicting in the ni"8t positive
manner the statement made by Judge
Mackcy i his .interview with a Herald
correspondent at Columbus, published on
Saturday last. Gov. Vance, at whose
request the telegram is sent, states pos
lively that he has nerer had a doubt of
Mr. Tildeu's election, nor of his inaugura
tion. He expresses surprise at' ihe state
ment which Judge Mackey is nlledged to
have made, as no conversation has ever
taken place between them that could in
the remotest degree convey to him such
opinions as he .alleges in his interview. "
A DOG'S ONLY DRUNK..
Heieis an anecdote with a sharp mor
al that comes to lis all ihe way from Aus
tralia : Sivy years ago, when I ' was a
teaelier in Kiliualum parish, sayS" John
Eraser, I was Rising whiskey bitters for
my stomach's Sike. One day I dipped a
piece of c ikein it and give it to the dog. He"
grudgingly a 'e ij, curling up his lips to avoid
the taste. Ere I ng he became tipsy
he howled most pneonsly, and unnatur
ally lo.dccd up in my face as if for help.
He began toefajrg( r and fall like a drunk
en man. The nppf arauce of his face atid
eyes was extraordinary. He lay on ihe
floor until the vff. cts of the drunk wore
off. The dog never forgot the trick.
Whenever afierward I went to the dress
er for ihe bottle he hastened to ,lhe .out
side of ihe house. On day, th door
being shut, he sprang at one bolt through
a pane of glassj to get outside. . So mnch
for ihe wicdom of the dog infinitely 'sur
passing thai of 'foolish drunkhig meu.
. ' '' .
Sxow! Sxdw ! 1 -During the' past
week this section has been visited by
several severe i anow storms the like of
which has not been witnessed in' this
secliou since 1857. The first snow, com
menced about midnight of iho 23rd nil.,
and continued- all day Sunday.tr The
Thursday following, the snow fell all day
and also at intervals, all day Priday.
About three o'clock Monday moroiog
another severe: s'.orm commenced, which
continued till nearly night; at which
time. th aiiaar.' wait 27 ineheM ilesn: and it
was difficult for man or beast to Uavel.
' Jxnoir Topic.
?f if, rip
n,- v.i r A
i!tWt?f&W fP i Aft PQV-
ic street In Raleizh last July, where tl "
Was no doubt accidentally dinned bv
the notoTious JHesjer-he 1 bwng ion a,
jiiit Raleigh and Greensboro in July
' 18 5"' caooov iwre,
and we p 0 b 1 1 h 1 1 ho p 1 n g t h at Oor. -Bolv
. T rii- rl1 -
r. the public light , nf v ,
,aHiiuu, iwa., vpw i, io. 1
all tlie l.tera.fiam.vonr Gov. .Hnld nfled
IN. u. to lIm aot be-slatea is not-wditb
...i".-.'::.. '--:- : 1
'opel office. We caunor help that he
. r- - ro
n'sW f n Or At a a T Hit A srj t our)1 ir va fln I
eand-he has been pail ouly one thou-
sa'ntj fourliuudied, that was, raised from
the Governor one thousand the other from
rveogli, tJalJ, Albright, yourself J. lioyd, t
A. tourgee. I must have the other '01011- j
ey. ' I know all the whole story the other J
man s name was Stephens the county
was Gas wed. xou must send, the money 1
direct as you did before this matter must
be atteuded to immediately torn, says j
be is well.
Mr. Bergin sent torn that- pistol and 1
the three hundred dollars, tmu Sats re-
member him to the old K. R. President
on the N. C, R. R. Smith he gave me
drWHA DOES' IT
the laet money I got in N. C. " Where is hicludiitg sHatnboats his sfeatn ll-ct num
old fetieth; be went back on us" and wonld ' 1 bered C6. Hence, he was known as Tne
not go torn was low down whetr yon sent XJommodore.'' His accumulation at this
1.. . u . l ...... t .(. L.' ...L J 1. -J 1
ijiuj iuai money iruui me ouuiu, uou iuo 1
anything by express. J. P.
Endoised ou ihe back :!
And then this-Hester being in G. tn
July . last :J
GaKitii8BORO, N. C, July 1876.
A. ' 200
Now. what does all this mean? T,
evidentlv relates to something of a ras-
rallv charaetrr. whirh "Tmn" ld in iwl
for which he was to receive five thousand
riIlor- U'1,,.1 t. aa il.i .m.,u; I
uoiiui n. vua Llia k cwiijri iiiiii i 1
Here is 'old stcilh wuo 'went. back on
us and would not go V We learn he was
t a t j 1 1 n t a . .
a Northern man who settled in Guilford
out nas aince cone to parts unknown.
Lt him be found and interrogated. 'Old
-Sie'iih' can a talc unfold' if ha will.
'Don't do anvthin hv rrnreas !' Whv
nn ? Because a clue to the rascality
might bo . furnished. 'I know all the
whole story -tbe man name was Steph-
ens-the county was Caswell.' Ab 1 and
does it relate 10 Stephens'. assassination ?
But J. Boyd was a : K
Sfenher.s was .killed, and
the rean recorded above coulributed ' to
have Stephen's kitted, 'Twin,' however,
may have been hired by a Washington
city party to Jo the deed for political ef
feet, and may be blackmailing the Re-
publican pany of 'North Carolina under
threat of Ielthig the cat out of the bag;
and Boyd havlug joined the party .with
an eye to a seat in Congress, may come
forward with $20d to stop 'Torn V mouih.
W lit,, w'prtr mm.l.'rn trnrtr wt,n
IV woufd' like very much to know who
this 'Tom is, and for what ho was to re
ceive five tbousaud dollars. Milton
A HORRIBLE ACCIDENT.
-nr w ' ; 1 11 L -
orui ,1 . it r ue 111a null &1111TT11
livery sliible roan met wiih a mrrst shock
ing accident last Wednesday. Seated on
the box of his new tour horse omni: us,
be was dating out of the stable, aud
within a few feet of ihe door, be had his
head turded giving some orders, when
Jackin CiU'J to hi.u. ''Liok out
George!"' and then, he 'saw, ;rdly in
lime to dodge his hoail," certain death
b:for" hiin. As ho bVnt bis head !hej
dor tnught him by the back of the neck
and pressed him down till he boot of the
omnibus: gave way and the very walls
about llie door cracked from tho pressure.
When taken from the omnibus one of his
eyes was popped tieailv 001 of its socket
aud the blood ran Irom his ears. It is al
most a miracle How he lived through if, and
yet we are glad in the belief of "bis ulti
mate recovery. It'ts feared sorrii of Ma
ribs were broken: ' Mr. Wynne fs highly
thon,'ht of iu this community Raleigh
Sentinel. , .
Declaration of Indepetulence.
'.. It may iuteresting just now' to read a
few .-x tracts trom the DeclaratlOirof iude
I peudeace, adopted July 4th,1 1776'1 -'" --
Ile ha kept ifinrig iw' in' liraea of peace,
I standing arraie, without' tlie couseut of our
tegiiiaiures . ;;:--ks vij t".-1.. ' "! ;'-
'lie has aflected to render the military inde
pemknt of, and sujerior.to, the civil power."
Lie has dissolved representative houses re
peatedly for opposing with manly firmaeiw his
inrasion oa ilte right of the people."
:. The Republican platform upon which
Abraham Lincoln was first elected cou
ta'iued the following plank is
Retoiwd, Tliat the maintenance inviolate of
iuc riuis si me rumiea; -arwi eripeetaiiy or m.e
right of cue, u iState W order and control its own
domestic institutions according to its own iudz-
ment exclusively, is essential 10 tliat balance of
powers on which the perfection and" endurance
of our political fj brie, depeod;'. and we de-
noqace'lie lawless yif afopby armed force, of
J lb.e,?n Vf f territory, no mattec
. oiioci niiiii ji.cicai, aa .iiiioii iuc caicl oi
$Mh? fffi fW
, nr-r. . -r,.,
York.;.; IuhkMae of life Lei waY at.
great man. In so far as we can judge he
ui u ... it- ? .
lBa'nd, N. JT Mat 27,:i 794. "Wnea m- c
teenyeHr8 oId Le booglit a" boat wi.h j
vlAA, himA hti H.l,h JaF! !krt?.
v - v Vorkr iAt I- .d
;".".r ' e
boats, and was CnMl
- teen, he m.rriea;etnored;,tp' Kcw
York, and bonghr boats, 'sloops and
100ners. At twenty.thre he-.s fre2
trom debt and worth 59,000.; ln i.lbl7, !
aJaranr and hetttr ht nh th am-
Ime; bi. wile at the ..same time making!
Rrauswick. In 1S4, he had full control J
' 7" J r-o ---i-
rf Irta !; a m.,4u u cmnnn '
vcari "l In 1829; be left the line, and f4r
"uiaetech years made steimboattng from
New Yorlrto Albany, Boston, PhiladeU i
phta, &c, his business. His habit was
to potion new and superior boats in onpo-
sitiou to an old line aud ruu them until be
was bought off, or until he drove ff his
competitors and made a monopoly. In
1S19, he began to go down to the sea in
ships, and obtained control of the Araeri-
can. Atlantic and Pacific Shin Canal Coin-
pany, and m'ri lines of steamers to S.uT
Francisco,' &c., &c. In 1S64 he aban-
doued the water. ' D'rt.ing his' 'career he
had built 11 sfeamships, owned 21, nnd
.1..- .....i ... : 11. lit li ni.n
uair uiiinuineu 10 -u,uuu,uuu. , 1 .
After 1SG4, his main interest was hi
railroads,' and he was a railroad king on
laua. as he had been a Commodore at sea
He became largely interested as early as
1814 m the New lmk aud New Haven
Railroad, and in 1845 iu the Harlem
Railroad, the whole of wlii'di he owned
by 1864. He bonght large interest hi
Lake horQ ahd Now york UelUrt. and
since 1873 all these roads have been tin
der his control. The length of the road
tn controlled is miles, ana the ag
gregale capital .3149,000,000, half of
which was his own and bis sen's.
The Commodore has been eager in pur-.
suit of wealth, not so much for the sake
of wealth as for ihe "success". Within a
tew years we h4ve seen htm evening alter
eTe,,mS nu abitlor years had been
t the whiat tables of the Mauhaltau Club
i . - 1.
48 aeterinineiy oeni on winning tne putry
S5 stakes as h'o had ever been on any of
the more serious objects of life. In what
ever he undertook he was "'bound to win,"
and the judgement of those who knew
birn is that he would have won at any
thing that he would have been as great
a statesman had he chosen, as he was a
steamboat and railroad man. lie was a
,,b1 man alwyi & y are the
"tenes told m New ork of Ins kindnesses
t0 "trugglmg men who fell under his ob-
"ervation. Of public benefactions the
m08t noled art hi- contribiMions to the
into rbo.?e comnjunian he ni:irritd: em
years ago. :In 1.S73, he, gave ;S3OU,00O 10
Uie nsli'utionvand nas since increased llie
amount, we believe, to near 81, 500,000
One of the conditions 11 poil' which the
gift was made washat Bishop McTyeire
of ho Methodist Episcopal Chnrch,
Sonth, should; becoujeS president ' bf the
hoard'of trust.; .Ths post was accepted
bt ill0P MI'y"fi P whom has
I fallen .' . the thief responsibility of or.
gstnizrtig the fhsiitutiort. L 0. Garland,
LL. D., was chosen chancellor, and the
Itev.'fl'.jOSilmmersD. D. dean of the
iheologicaj faculty, a!nd ex officio vice
chancellor. 'A.' plot of 75 acres Was pur
chased, the coyner ajorle ofthe.-aniversily
was laid Aprd 2Sr 1S74, and on Out. 4,
1S75. ihe instiiuiian was opened. tor stu
denls. Il has a theological department
with four processors, a law department
with three, a medical deparimeut wiih
eleven, and a department of philosophy,
science and literal n;e with . eleven. The
total number of students in, 1875-,76 was
300. It has a library of G.000 volumes,
scientific apparatus that cost more than
So0,000, and j cxteiibive. geological and
mineralogical ; cabinets. 'Ihe d.nuuitory
system is not tied; student? board in pri
vate families. Tuition is free to all in the
theological department, and in the literary
and scientific department t,o all preparing
for f he raitistj"y. ' ' ' ' .
A year Vigo; the death of Cornelius Vau
derbilt woaild probably haver in ole a panic
iu New York lli lng illness ha
(tdircounted"tthat, as his corripaiiiuns of
f'lhe si reel" would say. But he will
be missed even in the bisy city', possibly
until the snows of another winter drilt
over his grave.
How to Maku a -Pickle. Take
you youngest male cliihj who about
threwyeais oil. Let him have everything
he wants: let, him make as much noise
as ever he likes; let biin e'tl, aid drink as
muchyaud whatevtH'-hehas a fancy fn;
give strict instructions to his papa, his big
brothers, visitors and servants lhat he is
never to be punished in any way for any
thing he may; do, and never even contra
dicted in anyihing he' may say. By the
iftne he arrives at the sweet age of seven,
your oungemaJe hnwiU he a .vtay
nice pickle. ' j ; .. J:
."J warn'the Senate,' said Senator Car
peuter Rep.) in 1874, ''that if it should
Ihappen, that j ta , Presidential ' V election.
suoutu mru oo tue vote oi uoaieiaua, sit
uated as that Bute is,' aud an attempt
were made to use that corrupt return, it
would he followed by civil war.
ril war. f"r no
he iusohmue of
people would submit to I
renerahle jirilt' SreaWef K?fct
Statesvile n Sunday uTorning, the 24th :1
last. ; He. was one otheTrW rr?nhra
ftf ,lU PSXiT'L
'on tbree ieow years bd tett.,f.! --"'
Jud Muchell was a imiveof Caswell ;
prranty Pt-.U., oat spent most Ol In pro i
ffesiohalfcOft Westeri.NprtU Carolina.
. l .1 : xr.t. .f. v ..-:
UiiVU fV1111"? nS,w." 'cuity. ut was v
tlber"lif both Dranebes'of tWt.b.
ernmeiil Later, Iia wae elected to tht
-TOV"" wM w
j :.. .1.. o.... ' t , 00 .
UB V' . 'r iU lo, 3 f 7
eiectea .luoge oy tne people, iiavins neon, k
a candidate on both tickets. He discharge
eJ dul,,ea of ns the lammtr ;
Ul 10'7 laumg -neaius
rnmnMItfil film 1 1 01 xra 1 nn
Throughout his whole life, whether M u
a politician, a lawyer, a judge, or a prl- !
vate citizen, he was always rioted for "tat j
purity aud integrity of his characterr 1I :
was regarded as one of the best judges of.
law in tho western part of the State. As '
a Judge, he was fair, impartial, and at all
times courteous, Especially to the younger .
members ,of the bar, many of whom will M
retail with gratitude-Ins numerous kind .
uesses. After a longlife of usefulness, ha
died perhaps without a single enemy. '
s He was uever married. Charlotte Ob V
HOW TiJ CURE A BAD MEMORY.
Yoar memoryls bad, perhaps; but I can
tell you two secrets' that "'will enre tha
worst memory. One I mentioned abore;" !
to read a subject when strongly interest7
ed. The other is lo uotonly read,- bat
think. When you have read-a paragraph
or a page stop, close the book, aud try ta
remember the ideas on that page, and oat
only recall them vagoely in youiSBiind
bat put them into words; and speak then'
out. Faithfully follow these two rules, t
and you bare the golden keys of know! '
edge. Besides inattentive reading, theW
are other-things" injurious to memory. ..
One is the habit of skimming brer news
papers, items of news,' smart remarks,
bits of. information, political reflections,
fashion notes, all iu,,a , confused juiabla,
never to be though Tof again, thus dili
geutly caltivaiiiig a habit 6f careless read
iug hard to break. Another is the" read '
ing of trashy novels. Nothing, is so fatal
to rending with profit as the habit of ran
uing through story after etory, and for
gelling them as soon as read. I know a
gray haired woman, a life-long lover of
books, who sadly declares that her mind
has been ruined by such reading.
A help to memory is repetition. Notb
ing is so certain t keerr your . French
fresh and ready for use as to haye always
on. hand an iotereslHigBfbry'ib "that Jaa
guage to take up fQr-lerr mihates'-'eyery1
day. 1 11 that ccs?;you- w4U raiot .farget
your French' with the majority of your
school mates. Olice Ihvrne. in St. Nich
lijEi atu of jupgedeo;
' ' MITCHELLS
THE EVILS OF GOSSIP ,-, . .".
I have kuown a country society; which ;
withered away all to nolhiug . onder, &
dry roj of goseip ouly, friendships
granite, dissolved to jelly, and then " ranT
away to water, ouly because of this : lora
tliat promised a future as endearing' ts '!
heaven, and as stable as truth, evaporated -.a
into a morning mist that turned to a day's
long tears only because of this: a father
and son were set foot to foot- with,- th$ '
fiery breath of an anger that would nerer "'
cool again between-tbem; and a -hasbakdl
and Us yeung wife, each straining at th 1
heated leash which in the.., beginning bad
been ihe golden bondage: of a God -blessed
loye, sat mournfully by the grave 'whera ' 1
all their love aud joy lay buried,' and all
because of this. I have seen faith tran
formed to mean doubt, joy give , placo toi
glim despair, and charity take on itself
the feature of LTaqk malevolence, all be
causo'of the spell words of u scandal, ' and' ''
magic mutteriiijjijk gossip. ' Great Crimes
woi k great wrong, and the deeper tfaga
dies of humau life spring from the lax
Ker- .. ....
Old Aunt Ally House Again. Onoof
the most 'amusing incidents conneeted
with ihe fftfthgriratioh,' occuned at thtt
depot upon the arrival of Gov. Vanee and
bin ; special a escort. Old, Auut Abby
House was there waiting and seized tho
Governor a; j, oti as be alighted front ,
the train. r; She was not 'satisfied with'
giving Litn a moderate araoant'of hbggfo' '
aud blessing, but it was with the great '
est difficulty ,tlw she Could be kept from
ridiug iu the Governor's lap. during, bo
procisst-u. Chailoiie Observer. .
Mr. !!. C. Morj-ow, ioepbe;f -hfj J.
Hoiuei'ri Nest Itiiletnen, who had hu ;'
arm broken by falling o.n the ice n Ral ; ''
igh daring flm inauorulion, ,T4eUfi
easily, but will be unable to rutor n ; hotasi
for -ome daja, to ciue. Qhatte Ofir ...
vcr. , . '
"My businesg is rb lalnahiVliaip
speaker. -"I deal in wordsand sentetU'
ct-ti." "Ye," said a voieeiiii the crowd, w
"and as long as. I huya kao.wii yoo,, jout j . .,
place of buoiuess haa never been, closed.
I i . r - ' ' -'"
A lady who waa ivBh Wguih&H a iligil' '
iudispooition told her.. husband that jtfcra -
wuU ibe greaUstt dijtvcuity Usha coold
j breathe, and the djwij-ssVfi re.
' cee dittgl) . "I w.,uldn ryt uiy Aval '
' soothingly icsjiondtd the huabaud. ' 4
-i- ; .