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VOL :XII.-THIRD SERIES
SALISBURY. N. C;, DECEBIBER 9, 1880.
rtJuHJSHED IN! THE YEAR 1832.
E I, PRICE, II JO I ADVANCE. '
-TRACT ADVERTISING RATES.
57; i ....... ijf on 1 ttsul
: ! month 8 id's smSm's Urn's
I $1 .50
-1 f ii.50
$3.50 5.99 $8.19
5.25 7.59 12.89 :
7.60 11.89 15.99
9.5)9 13.59 18.99
11.25 16.59 S5.99
20.50 25.59 40.99 .
33.75 48.76 1 75.99
MLntH, iuflamciiand poiscned by
the disease. aim j
iMti and "tightness, across the chest
Kan incurable waladT. It is only
SiUsnrr to have t&e riVht remedy,
ffifih'.S lUISH Is that remedy.
MVTT)CSPAlrt OP RELIEF, for
tur beaten Epwifia will core you,
mi thouza proressiomu aia laus.
jtprut ever pisc&vcrccZ.
n't Carhi i& SnTpa Jicali burnr.
Henry' CnrhQflo lltlva enn-a sorc.t.
UtMt'f VnrUolic tiufya t;Unj3
Jlntrn' ' i'nrbolta Str'.iui rf r. . rrf t;ra.
JTrnry' r hoi io A'--fr' l-ca! pi in pits.
tlcmry1 Varhu.Ho Li:ivo heals li-uiitcs.
Ailt forrjepry's, ril Ta!co N outlier.
ST ICWA'RE Gl? C0l!rNTIIIl5TITC.
' 5ownsLey?s ,: ,'-
CIJUES IN ONE ISIKUTE.
Edsyf s ; Carboli
-Contarrions Disease Coldn, iZcr.y.
. f i J'Unuant to ili Tunic.
TOR SALS BY ALL DRUGCI3TC
I0HK P. HEUTiY, t CTJIlIlAaf z CO
; fi i BOI.B rKOETOR8,
24 Collr Place, '4 Xow Torli.
lf..c.i.vfi n Wttttw t
'to 'xr K'
r if 1 " , , 1
JAMES M. 'GRAY,
and Ooinsellor at Law,
SAMS uu 111', x. c.
Office jn the Courtllonse lot, next doo
Ihiughton. j Will practice in all
the Courts of the State.
wY2If AT Lj1M
in tho State and Federal
at f aiu,
ita aji HeniersoB,
f22 1S79 tf.
SALISBURY, H. C.
J?er ia Tin
Alt low down
i m sr STOVES
"TC8 in fnll fti i 'fi'j"r.l
2 af- ISSrt. drf"you can luy
I. lrwb- .i .1 . ' - . ' 1
f"in this city.
10 the., best. old stills on
i - Short Notice, f " '
ol: i j .; V . tf
IF! YOU WISH
, fc- Clocks, Sew i ng M ach i ues.&Tc,
WoL ' 7 ?d chiap nd responsible
X',TJl!ea leave them Villi Messrs.
4Vii. Tcuuieman, alisburv, U.
l i " - 4 R.L. BRC
! . An. ou
fSascscf Vjo Breathing Organs.
Is tho Memonino I
CUap Chattel MortgaLCf
pother' blanks or sale here -
My Lost Self.
You wonder why uiy eyes are dim
Then, shall I tell you it-Long and ldn
u u uiue cuna 1 usea toknow-
And every day and niirlifc mill rniv
We took life's gift together, sad
And saw the rainbow shining thron
And lieard the talk that building robins
? made. - j
Wc thought tlic world was ours, to conW
Aboutits,JiisjixTay9, Cndiag trea$are4
rare; " ' ' ' , '
Wc thiHlt all heaven wai our, and
fashioned so v -
Grand castle after castle high in ajr!
Ah! now I find 'the world .1 desert wild;
No room in all the sky for tower of
mine ." ' ' - .J '
morjt of all I miss niy comrade child.
iter brave, true cooraige and her faith
Dead T i Chansrcd T I know nor. rU-k
4 r' . 7 T '
i ouiy Know
1 hat sometimes from tlio mirrnrTA uliin
iag space. I
my iwn features, worn and faded so
l catcji a glimmer of the bright lost face.
. f - i
will naloiirer wonder thnfc T wUaVi
My little. girl with 'eyes so grave and
rlear. t 1
AYhatcyer tr-easnre. wo mar hold or 'keen.
1 o loe one's happy self U saddest djeai !
; Christian Unidn.
The lluoks of the Bible.
G eu cftis tlm world was made 1y God's
ereiM.ii ve hand :
JJxodu$ the Hebrews marched to gain
the promised Laud;
Leviticus contains the Law, holy and
Xumbcr? records rtie tribes enrolled-UiH
sons ol Abraham s blmid.
Moses in Deuteronomy records God's niTgh- J
n... :li ri.Jl
of Israel leiids.
In Jmltjes their rebellion oft provoke
Lord to smite,
But lluth records the faith of one
pleasing in his-sight.
In First and Hceond tktmuel of Jesse's
son I o
we read, - ,
Ten tribes in Firxt and Second lung re
vottetl trom Ins eeu. -!
Vhn Fiht and Second Chronicler, i seo
' dah captive made: '' - ;' '
But Fzra leails a remnant back by pri
lv Cvrus' ind
flic eitv walls of Zion Xehemhth binlds
Whilst Father saves her people from
of wieked men.
In Job wo rejid how faith will live beneath
And David's F minis arc precious songs to
evm emm 01 uwi.
...A -I "1.1
Tb Froverb like a goodly strings of
. ..1., .... ..M
Et clcsktfttes teach man how vain are all
TheMysTic,V" t eet
Sharon's Hose; - .
Whilst Christ the Saviour aiid the King
the "rirnt IsaUthn shows.
TJie warning Jeremiah, apostate Israel
His i4aintivo Lamentations their awful
Ezelhl tells iu wondrous words oM daz-
zlinsr mysteries : I
Whilst kings aud empires yet to come,
Daniel in vision sees
Of judgment and ot mercy, llosca hives
to tell. . i
Joel describes the blessed days when God
with man shall' dwell.
Among Tekoa's herdsmen Amos received
his cill : 'I
Whilst Obediah prophesies of Edom's final
Jwi&Wu ines a wondrous type of Christ
. our risen Lord. !,
MieaU pronounces Judah lost-lostj but
Xahuvi. declares on Nineveh just jndg-
ment shall be nonrod.
. ... - , , 1 ' ' TIL. 1..1.
A view of :.Chaklca'a coming doom Ilabak-
Ink's visions "give;
Next Zejihaniah warns the Jews to
. resent and live.
Haiuim wrote to those who saw the Tem
" lile built asraiu.
And Zcchariah prophesied of Christ'4 tri
umnhant reiirn.- 1 .
Malachrxeiin the last who touched the
hiirh nronhetic chord i , r
Its-fiual notes sublimely show the coining
of the Lord.
JafZrt'ir'nnd JWri- and'H-tfiteand John the
I fl v fJosnel wrote. I
. ' .t J ...i i 11!
describing now me oviui -uicw-r-..-
-.- a mm- . j
1 In and all lie taujini. .
4nrovftl.owGMUhe Apostles oWued
with sisna in every place.
St. Paul, in Jionuxns, teaches us how mau
is saved by grace.
The Apostle, in Corinthians, instructs,
Galatktns shows that faitirin Christ alone
the Father loves.
Ejicsittns and Fhillipjuans tell what Chris
tiims ougni. ro oe :
Coloi&iuns bids us live hGod for etcrui
1 rhr'ienliniiaHS we arc tanirht the Lord
..-ill iviiin fVitni IIi':iV'll ; I
Iu Timothy aud Titus a Bisliop's rule is
Fhilemon marks a ChristianVlove, Which
. only Chgstians know.1 ,j 1
llcbrevcs reveals the Gospel prefigured by
tho Law. - ! . ! .
James teaches without holiucss faith is
but vain and dead : : I
"A.V Titer m.inf s the lUllTOW Way 111 WlllCU
the saints are leu.
John, in his threelEpistles, ou love
lights to dwell. 1 .,
St. Jude gives awful warniug of judgnieut
wrath and hell.
f that trcmen
dous day. i : :
.iv- i i
llie .11 lUI flllljj DiUUVi O DlJ .
; . For the Watc&m&n.
Church Choirs Their Rehearsals,
; ,It continuation of what I had to say
last week in regard to the components of
cnurcii choir organization and their posi
tum and behavior in church; I will as j
was promised, say somethi
ng of the ec- ,
centricities, peculiarities, &c of' choral
Now let us quietly steal into a church
and hear aehearsal. It is a rainy." bad
night. The sexton has lighted the church,
but failed to make a fire. The Bass, who j
is in love with the Sonrano. urrirea fimf. !
with that important individual on his arm. '
They throw. off their wraps and proceed
to the stove. Discovering' it cold, they 1
it cold, they
seat themselves near itand begin achari-
table conversation. These two parts are
always most charitable in fact they carry-
the charity of the choir, aud display it ou
such occasions as the jiresent to all con- '
ceivable advantage. In the midst of this j
delightful conversation, (confined wholly
to the. weather and the sexton) the Tenor
arrives, and to the surprise of the other ;
two, the Alto is not with him. Upon en- j
quity it is discovered that "the Tenor
has a headache, and does uot feel inclined
to lailuvtfnnin.mr tliiorii:n.I.n Pf!.-...
fyhe whispers. to the Bass: "the Alto
spoke , wuth a sneer 011 Ijerflice to the
Soprano while I was singing my solo last '
Sunday, and I'm sure she was laughing '
at me, and you know what a cold I was '
sufleiiug with at the time." The Alto
and the Organist must come or there can !
be no practice. The Bass compromises
he will brin" the Alto if the Tenor will
escort the Organist, and with thisarrang- lrarc t,,e corrniors ot some remote cliurcli unr it is unwise to give up uray iu aes
ment, iu the 'course of half 11.1 .hour the j sa-V. Xva Scotia ami let us desig. pair; by persistent well directed efforts
quartette aud organist are ready. The nate lhc discordant, or inilitaut element for his impiovement, he may sometime
Organist who is always a meek aud good
natured iudiridual. and who ahvava at-!
tends to busiuess, selects such music as
will suit tho sentiment of the hymns -
All is ready now for tho
oractice. The onanist be2ins--the Bass
hopes that that old wornout tune is not
to be sung again." The Tenor speaks up, '
"find something else."
Aftd" SO loll" a
time soniethiu.' else is found, aud while it i
r -.i i e .
gH, wen couiposeii piece in music, :
it does'not suit the-seiitiment of the hymn, i
iu fact is so inappropriate as to destroy
the effect desigued by the pastor; yet
they have all had a baud iu its selection
and it must go through. Then they turn
to the next, wheu the Soprano exclaims:
"I'll Hot. Rllinr that, its siwtul low. illlll old
- - f-f 7 7
Mrs. Singlonder, who always sits close up
to the pulpit, and sings with her cracked
voice kuows that tune, and she'll drown
out everything." And so it goes all
through the selections, until the organist,
who has hitherto been acting as would
became Job's daughter, suddenly loses
equilibrium, and that calm and tranquil
80 noticeable a moment since
has vanished. Tunes are now played.
with a recklessness as regards "time and
expression" that would shock the musical
taste of a barbershop guitar player, or
bring to tho cheek of the conventional
hand-organ tramp the crimson blush of
mortification. There was nothing said at
which offence could be taken, and the
choir meeting adjourns. Each one, how-
ever, feels that it would have beeu as well
had they remained at home.
T, fc gUIMiav n,,in: and in con-
sequence oi me u;...a.u. ,ent u.s...
oefore, the music is not goou. i ins m.iy
Uot be because the choircannot reuder it,
I luil lwiinan tliv will not. lit themselves
r nntltim by 1)alicut Btudy and
I ... ...
concerted action as io ino proper exprcs-
guct c,oir meetings as the oue just de
I :t i .i . i
I SCriOCU ililll Ull-Jr lltUI IIOIUCIIIII
J . J
CI USii out me music ui mo siiiiciuiirj .
I The situation is deplorable a choir, aud
vet not a choir even Deacon Jones, or
good brother Brown, who nsed to "rsiise
the tunes" are debarred that -pleasure, (?)
and instead of either choral or congrega
tional singing to the praise of God, there
is a vai u -glorious display of poor sing
ing. But this is wholly iu keeping
with the usual style of choirs. To recapit-
alate: they pay no attention to sermons,
I tlmi ivli!tiifr vrritM notrfl nml cttrtrn rlii
. , nluivn mniiiof. I
1 111 I'tfl I - - -
- . . ..
it any wonder then, mat tuey turuisii
withxevideut satisfaction, meagre music
for the praise of the most High ! Human
ity has been endowed with vocal organs,
and we are commanded : "Praise ye the
Lord : for it is good to sing praises unto
our God; for it is pleasant ; aud praise is
comely." Is it . right 1 Is it comely, to
offer meagre praise to our Creator t He
has bestowed on us so abundantly the
gifts which enable ns l? praise Him ac
ceptably, that it must be dispkasiug, if
not sinful, to offer poor vocal praise.
How cau tin evil lie remedied f That
i a question that must have a chapter to
itself. In my next, I shall endeavor to
throw some light in that direction.
promised to say something of the good
in choirs, but as yet have not readied a;
poiut where a good thing might be said
of a poor choir. If there were any reason
able excuse for a poor one aud iu this
country there cau hardly be ; for every
town of any size or pretentions has its
I 1 Mti&ic Teachers I shonld uk
excuses: mcutal laziucss or waut of men
tal capacity. The former is a drawback j
and hinderance, not only to the music. I
but to the church itself. ! The latter may j
be imnrovml I.r t I.a mnlt; nnl!. I
tion ; but even in that case, there is little 1 ggests t the unhappy" Brag thought ntonl;J to. find at IWta, Daman
hope. 1 i lofimportunatemonkeysgoingaboutwith TtSt V7ithe Srt
The thouchtless mavS T) resume from 1 dirtt littl rn linr for nl.l, IT fair al Tntah. a great quautity of cotton
what has been said, that I a in one of your :
leather-headed, sourfaced. Wsinionious 1
"jM coousw who are opiHtsed to vocal
nnd instrumental music of a fine order in
church, or any where else, because, per- '
chance, it may cost a trifle to have eulti-
vated.church music. If the bare shadow
of such an idea has flown athwart vonr .
imaginative brain, dispell t at once ; for j
I am a true lover of the "affectionate art" :
wherever found, aud esneciallr do I love
artlstlc choral music, wheu- expressively
rendered. t Sekexade.
t. iT-'T.i?.v.. .T .
Editou of Watchman1: Whiio your
able correspondent, Serenade, is drubbing
church choirs, in general, father severely,
I think, permit me to pay; my respects to
a musical, or rather, unmusical, element,
of more-or lees force, in the composition ,
of every congregation, whose besetting
"piety" is a palpable and pronounced op- i
portion to the fine music; of cultivation
being used in the service and worship of
fltul. i I
As my remarks are suggested by long
ai, w'Iti-l'eail observation aul consid-
erau - ' experience in rdiffeirnt fields, and
arc deigned for general application and
entirely without referencejto any place or
Persons, it is hoped that hone will take
u'moraS n'm them. But, in order to
-preciiMlo all iMissihility of isuch a deplor-
aoie fallacy, just let thojuimrs-cye peue-
IOUI, merein, y pseudonyms, suen as,
Mr Sl,ort 1Jra-v Mr' Voeiferato Shout-
I,mvl M'' Urnnwiegrowi, Mr
!lsul '. aiso juss nqueaKio-
v. 1 vr 1 . r 1
o 11 i! nri.!..!. . rn... t i ! tin.
' " ,
PtH Ms Purr.e Felne,all under the
P Mr' Monotone ButlVh.ze, in favor
lHlHIHrSU, UUUUieU COIlreai iOllill Slltg- -
irlanui: vanities and rank immelies. train-
eu cnoirs auu organs. i
Dr. Buskin said, "Music is the )nly nn-
faUeu angel,among the mcjc humanities."
Meaning that good music, indtxrlf, is pure
and purifying ; and although, in general, 1
Uts influence is emotional,! it reduces tho
minds and feelings of those under its con-
trol, to a plastic cuiditioni susceptible of j
the deepest impressions. To insure this,
however, the music must be of such an '
order as to wholly occupy the mind dur- ;
ing its reign. But if the whole musical
scope is confined ton few simple tunes,
incorporated into the very being, without
mental effort, from childhood on, and
worn bald by constant us, the bawling
or droning of them can be done with the
whole thoughts astray, j
AS IN LITATl'JtE,
musical composition is exhaustlcss
quantity ,di versified in quality and varied
in value from most worthy to most worth -
less : And iu the mere vocal performance
of it, although we are all gifted by the
Creator with voices, tine and correct sing-
ing is only attainable by . art, study and
practice. This truth is rarely understood
in theory or recoguized in practice: for
any one, gittcd by nature witb a tair voice,
is generally considered capable of singing
well without any special study of music first time. The clergyman then proceed
or the "vocal organs : Yet in that, as iu ed with his prayer. He had finished, and
all knowledge, excellence implies hard
grinding, continued work, and even the
finest talents and best opportunities are
nothing without it. Aud the pretence of
ot the creator with a minimum mess ot
the most threadbare insipidities ot Music,
his highest gift tohnniamty from sheer
mental laziness, culpable 'difference and
self-righteous' egotism ciiu only bo re
ceived by him as the ungodly mockery
that it really is.
If then music is such a good thing, all
churches ouirht to have the very best of it
VOCAL AXD lNSTRUlIEXXAL.
We have ample testimony'! that the mu
sical efforts of the angelic- hosts will not
b confined to mere vocal exercises, Tho
Seer of the Apocalypse says: "And I
heard u voice from heaven, as the voice
of many waters, and s the voice of a great
thunder; and I heard the ;voice of harp
ers harping with their harps." Certainly
these are grand orchestral e fleets. So
also, all t If rough the Bible we read of in
strumental and vocal music combining iu
the praise.of God : As, for Instance, when,
"David" and all Israel played before God
with all their might, and with singing,
and with harps, and with psalteries, aud
with timbrels, and with j cymbals, and
with trumpets." Such a combination of
musical instruments, iu most of modern
churches, would fill nine-tenths of the
worshipers with holy horror. The pious
: SISTER STIFFXKCK
would be wrung with auguih, and she
would sweat great drops of - the soucrest
kind of viuegar. Why I Is there not fnl
ly as much of the divine essence of praise
to the Creator iu the thrilling themes and
chords of a-graud'-Syiuphuy as iu the
nasalization of Sister.Austeref 1 ,
-. There is nothing so bigoted a iguor-
auce. Brother Bray can uot distinguish
between the solemn grandeur of the church -
organ and the asthmatic crindins of the
street coueern. The admirable prelude '
by! the orcanist. on a Snndav morninff.
cannot understand bow the hearts of some
mriv be trananilizeil bv tlm sweet an,i
sotemn tones. He obstinately repels the
mere approach of such an emotion iu his
So he attacks the orcan as a !
'base and carnal device for distracting .
the mind from holy thimrs. Ho will have
no instrumental music in the church, be
cause his own knowledge of the tone
language is iu the dawning state.where he
is hist hecinuini? to hnv a dim rarrpn.
tion of the sen time
timeuts of. jigs and the
simpler melodies; and is just able to spell
ont the meaning of thinrbnllad mnsic,
with the aid of distinctly enunciated words
accompaniug it !
If you are a true musician and confess
to fra.v t,,at itead of having the words
interpret the music, it is the mnsic that
SiTes new meaning to the words and
1,,Jlt t,,e music would have the same mean-
IUS to and ellect on you, witU or without
words, he will uot comprehend yon and
wi" undoubtedly suspect you of the ini
Pty of preferring Memlelsshon to Sandy
Anld, tho inventor and patentee of the
buckwheat notes. There can be no con-
trovcrsy that, in a whole
coxoueoatiox of bkays,
it would be a great mistake to introduce
mnsic of a high and heavenly order,
Therefore, if the stroug meat of good
music causes Bro. Bray to offend, let him
and his kind, teed ou musical pap till
J tiino snail enl wlien. u perclrmico he
gets to neaven, ne win taKe a uacKseat.
rencu a umigaieu siaie 01 semi-savage
musical existence, when the knowledge
wil) dawn upon him that music and words
1 - ....... .1 . 1 : a. : . i : t
vu h.. uwmu ,.ii.....cJ..ce,
l ti. .. I .. . : . .. i.
V " " ,,,us,t t,lii u,l
cet potency," distinct but as legitimate as
praise by articulate language. Then he
will astonish his own mind by discover-
S lii.ic mctu is ,mnjr oni-n . iuiUg as
i,",,M, v'"l "uu"" "l
the flute, the violin, tho cornet, iu fact,
every instrument capable of adding
volume to euphonic harmony.
It may eyeu be possible for the Brag
brethren to see, in the course of time, the
unutterable silliness and ignorance which
crop Out of the sarcastic quips about "fid-
dling to the praise of God !
I have no room left at present to advert
to the many evils flowing out of the lack
of proper culture, regulation and di rec
tion of church music ; but I can tiuish this
letter by relating an incident illustrative
of one absurd phase of it.
In a small town in Iowa, there is a
church in which the singing had, to use
their own word, "run completely down."
It had heen led for many years by one of
tlio deacons, whose voice and musical
powers had been gradually giving out.
One evening, on an occasion of interest,
the clergyman gave out the hymn, which,
j Was sung even worse than usual, the
deacon, of course, leadinjr off. Upon its
conclusion, the minister arose and request
' ed brother S to repeat the hymn, and try
to do better, as he could Jiot conscienti
' onslv trniv after such sin inn 2. Deacon
! S .very composedly "pitched it to au
other tune, 7 auu it was sung again
with a manifest improvement upon the
. and taken the book to give out a second
, hymn, when he was interrupted by dea
con S gravely getting up, and saying.
in a voice audible to the whole congrega
I tion, "Will Mr. L -please make aaoth
er privcr t will be impossible for me
to ,ilr after 8UC, praying as tfcail"
Shocking Railroad Accident. Col
umbia, Nov. 25. J. W. Jowhnsou, con
of freight train No 19 ou the
Greenville road, while ou tho roof of one
of the cars of his train, which was com
ing down, about 200 yards south of New
berrv, at 3:55 p. in. to-day, fell to the
ground and was instautly killed. He was
not missed from the train until it had gone
a number of miles. The agent at New
berry found the body aud took it in
charge. It is supposed that he was knock
ed off by a bridge uuder which the train
wasi passing. The body was terribly
mangled, every bone being broken and
the head badly crushed aud severed from
Cause ok Failure. The sudden fall iu
tile stock of the Copper Knob Mining
fminaiiv in Ashe couutv. in which a
gentleman of this-eity was interested
fron 72 to 10 cents has already been re
ferred to. A New York despatch says
"The failure of Mr. William Brandreth,
of Copper Kuob Mining Company,; caused
a stampede iu that stock to-day; It went
from 72 to 10 cents a share, and demora
lized! the' entire miuing stock market by
destroying a good tone it seemed to be
gathering. Thw stock was the nearest
par of any on the list and there is no
change iu the mine. But Mr. Bniudreth
was too heavily loaded with it.'4-Char- J
luttcJ06rrrcr. v- - i
Fraudulent American Cottons,
I ! -: -
' DaBS recent tour .through Lower
an Amarican correspondent was
oods; offered for sale purporting to be of
'American manufacture. Tbett goods cen
18te".ofa wretched flimsy fabric, filled
np in ing. A large iwrtion of
UKm uore w,e wom "Mexican" iu large
At.' t At .
EC"V Ie" and underneath the word
Amef,can ln arge Arabic letters. The
iravcier iouuu en consulting the official
report of the Director of the Egyptian
Statistical Bureau, M. Amici Bey, that
no American cotton goods have been en
tered nt the regular ' Egyptian custom
house during the past five years. A small
quantity of American t cotton goods have
entered Egypt by way of Smyrna, where
the greater part of the duty was paid; but
all such goods were found upon inquiry to
lave been of uniform excellent quality.
The presence of the fraudulent "Ameri
can" goods is explainable only on the
theory: that the English manufacturers.
who now monopolize the Egyptian mar-
et, have found a new way of "spoiling
the Egyptian." by palming off upon them
their "cheapened" goods as American,
and thus momentarily avoiding the con
sequences of their cheating iu the fabric
aud at the same time doing untold harm
to American manufacturers.
Morehead City Hotel.
We are glad to learn that Dr. Black-
nail, proprietor of the Yai borough House,
las leased the mainmouth Morehead City
Iotel for a term of years, and- will opeu
the same on May 15th, as one of the lead-
ng seaside resorts on the Atlantic coast.
'he Morehead Hotel has the capacity for
entertaiuing fire hundred guests, and the
company owning the house has given out
contracts for thoroughly completing the
Imildiug, ten pin alleys, billiard saloons,
ritcheil, laundry, bath and boat houses,
wharfage, and such other improvements
and modifications as the new lessee deems
necessary aud desirable for making this
one of the first summer resorts iu the
country.--Areic tfc Observer.
Good Work. Mr. J. H. Pike, who
moved from Guilford county to about a
mile of this place some time ago, has done
a good j business with tobacco since he
came into our midst. With the assistance
of two hands, the past summer, he raised
eight splendid tobacco barns, cleared ten
acres of land aud made about 8,000 pounds
of tobacco. He says that his entire crop
is eared very nicely and thinks that he
cau realize an average of $10 per hundred,
at the present price tobacco is bringing on
this market. Mr. A. S. Aberuathy had
one-half interest in this farm, but it was
entirely under the management of Mr.
Pike. There are a number of farmers who
have recently moved into this section,
taking a great deal of interest in this line
of b u si n ess. Fiedmon t Fress.
The fast, indifferent and careless mode
of life which we Americans pursue is
well illustrated by the small number who
live oil their incomes from accumulated
capital, or who have investments iu seen
rities. Of the former the number is esti
mated at a million, while of the latter it
is thought that 2,500,000 is about the fig
ure. Frauce. with 37,000,000 population,
has two millions, who rest coutent to
draw their dividends aud rents, and 7,
500,000 who have money in bank and
"securities." But then the Freueh are
saving, frugal people, always with au
eye to the inaiu chance, aud have rcdac
ed the cost of living dowu to n mathe
matical poiut. They talk politics, and
live ou nothiug. We talk politics, and
spend all we cau get. Xetcs d Observer.
A Sxake Charmer's Frightful Death
A tragical story comes up from Rock
Hill, Mr. John M. Howe, a citizen ofotha
place and a liquor dealer, was.kuown ns
a snake charmer. He had no fear of the
most venomous snakes; and indeed had a
rattlesnake for a ict. Yesterday he took
the snake ont of its cage, aud. was amus
ing himself by allowing it to coil about
his arm as he had been in the habit o
doing, when suddenly it became vicious
and sank its fangs into his finger. In
thirty minutes Howe was dead despite the
most-persistent efforts to save him.
Henry Lemon, a young man of Read
ing, Pa., who was arrested for larceny.
declared his innocence, saying that he
hoped tho Almighty would strike him
dumb aud paralize him if ho was guilty.
In a little while he was so stricken.
Wilson drawee; We learn from a pri
vate leiter that the man Parker who isiu
jail at Washington, charged with the
murder of General Grimes, has confessed
his guilt, aud W. B. Paramour, who was
suspected of having instigated the vruue,
has since lied to parts" unknown.
A soap-eating match was a diversion at
Springfield, Ohio. The quiekest attr of a
bar of yellow soap got a priae of $5 The
winner performed the feat iu less than, an
hour, but was uiuclt longer in the hands
of a! physician iu cousequeuee thereof, nd
had besides to pay tho doctor 10V He
think lie can't .affucd. to wiu.auutiitr
match. . . -' '
r - Fast Mall Train;
The fast mail arrived Sunday from both
directions Richmond and Atlanta. It
stop only ten times between Charlotte
and Riehmond as follows : Junction, Sal
isbory, Greensboro, Benoja, Daayfllo,
Barksdahv Drake's Bmnch, JetervflU,
Belle lale, making the whole distance iu
nine hoars and fifty minutes, the fifty
initiates being consumed in the stoppages
The trip to Atlanta is made in 9 boars
exactly; or rather in 8.5G comin pp and
9.04 going to Atlanta, including a loss of
thirty-one minutes in stoppages, which
are made at the following places : Ua4
tonia, Spartanburg, Greenville Sea era
City, Toccoa City, Lulu Junction, Cow
pens, Westminister aud Bel ton.
Conductors Savage and Ranwm wjll
4we charge- the train on the Air-Lin .
and Capt. Spraggins will conduct it thr
to Greensboro on the Richmond & Dan
The running time is not much, if any
faster, than other schedules which-have
beeu operated on the road, provided the
trains have a clear sweep ; tour-times out
of five they do not, having to wait on oth
er trains that may be delayed, and meet
ing with other delays resulting from una
voidable accident, which will necessitate
still faster running to make tip for lost
time. CAar,-Obscrre,rt ; -
Memorial to Rev. Dr. Plcmek. It
has been determined that some tribute
of the most substantial character should:
be made to the memory oT Rer. William
S. Plumer, who died recently in this city.'
Revs. John Leyburn, W; U. Mnrkland.
John C. Backus and J. A. Lefevre- of
Baltimore, have issued a circular sug
gesting that, as Dr. Plumer left but little
money for his surviving family, "it is be
lieved to be the most proper and worthy
recognition of his eminent services to
raise a sum of money as a Plumer Me
morial Fund,' to be invested for the ben
efit of his two surviving daughters, who
shall share equally in the iutcresC thereof
during their life, the survivor to receive
the whole proceeds after the death of one
and the fund itself to be riven, after tho
death ofthe last beneficiary, to the heirs
at law of the two daughters per capita.'
t is projiosed to place this fund in the
hands of Rev. Pev ton Harrison and
Messrs. Hainiltou ; Easter aud W. W.
Speuce, to be managed and finally dis
posed of by them. Mrs. George Patter
son and Mrs. Elizabeth C. Palmer, of this
city, have undertaken the burden of the
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There are 207 tobacco factories in North
Carolina. Of these Granville has 42.
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Rockingham .11, Forsyth 30 and Stokes
2d. There are twenty-fire counties reu-
resented. JVir tO Observer.
No Exodus. The Southern papers i
are unable to ascertain anything about '
the reported colored exodus move
ment, wliicli, it appear., was based on
information furnished by a Philadel
phia who claimed to have just re
turned from Alabama and Louisiana.
The Alabama papers do not seetn to '
know of anything of the kind going
on in that State, and the New Orleans
Democrat says : "If there is any basis
for the statement as far as it concerns ;
Louisiaua it is not visible to the nak- '
ed eye. The colored people who went
to Kansas eighteen months ago have ,
reported their experiences to their,
friends home, and there is little
likelihood of another movement of
the kind, eveu if it was less pleasant
and profitable to live here than it is." '
The Democrat says ordinary planta
tion hands are not to be expected to
flee from $2.50 a day. That is the
price they now command in the su
gar fields of St. James, and, pel haps,
. aa saoaoBBio - - n
The Standard Sller Dollar.
Washington, Nov. 29. It Js un
derstood that the Secretary of- tl.e -1
Treasury will recomuieiuTtliat thesil-
ver dollar be increased in weight fronT"
41 21 grains to 450 grains of silver
aud that existing laws be repealed or,
modified so as tu allow the recoinage
of the rilver dollars stortd iu the
vaults, the increase of value aud coot '
of coinage, to be paid out of the seign- j
orage which, oh the silver already ooiu-'
ed, amounts to over $3,350,000 and
which amount wo;i Id pay for the in
creased vajueof tUt silver dollar." The
Secretary urges this as the iuot hoiiet
way of making t he silver dollar a part r
A btq in the right direction lias
beu taken by the tltreelwrs of tho
Paris, Lyons,' aud Marseilles, Kail
way, who have brought uuder con
sideration a proiosal lol enable every
.servant of the company to have a half
or a whole uat ot rest every oeek, !.
and, if iiossiWe tli.a.t it fcUajt "i? ct
Sunday. . - -
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