orilciaJ Org-n.ii of the United Slates.
Official Or;an of lh City.
XV. M. 11KOWX, Manager.
THURSDAY,, AUGUST 27, 1S74.
Give tlicm I tope.
We are warranted from the past
history of the so-called Conservative
party," both in their administration
of the National and State fjovern
inent,in believing that the Hotspur
element of which they are mainly
composed will not fail to urge some
line of policy which will at no dis
- tant day convince the people of
; North Carolina of the great mistake
I committed in allowing to such men
even partial control of the State
government. Composed mainly of
u elites who have, no real sympathy
with the masse, and who have no
conception of the real wants of the
toiling thousands, they will now, as
they always have done, lean rather j
towards class legislation than to
measures productive of good to the
whole people. The Democratic
party should be known in the his
tory of the country as the party of
mistaken ideas. It is a party that
has in latter days no guiding prin
ciples, and we assert that one-third
of the men who compose it to-day
are controlled by the one idea, that
to be a Democrat i t is only to oppose
Ilepublicanism and the new order
of things arising out of the late re
bellion. An orthodox Democrat
can have no realization of the gov
ernment of the United States as it
now exists. Ho is from the very
nature of things compelled to be a
grumbler. Ho fancies that by be
stowing upon others less fortunate
in worldly affairs than himself the
right to the jury box, the right to
vote, and the right to seek and hold
office, the government of the United
States has infringed upon his espe
cial prerogative and he will never
be content with the situation. He I
may acquiesce, but beneath the
surface the animus remains and at
times it gushes forth. Therefore
we are content for the time being
to givo them rope. As in the days
when their guns poured out their
wrath upon Sumter for fancied
wrongs, they will be maddened and
inflated by temporary success to
such an extent as will doubtless cal
down upon them the indignant
ballots, as it did then the wrath o
a deceived people. Give them rope.
We are not of those who desire to
have matters of a private character
dragged into the political arena.
As a public journalist it has rather
been our aim to discuss questions o
apolitical nature upon their merits
alone, and not with a personal ani
m us. It has been our pride and
pleasure to console ourself with the
lelief, that in the ranks of the Re
publican party are to be found as
true patriots, a honest men and as
tried statesmen, as those composing
any other organization of a politi
cal character. Entertaining such
views, we have in most cases treat
ed with silent contempt many of
the base personal allusions in which
some 01 tne -Democratic press are
wont to indulge against those who
differ with them in their peculiar
views. As long as their attempts at
social ostracism were confined to
the puny outpourings of their pent
up wrath through the columns of a
prejudiced press, they fell still-born
and harmless, and their pusilani-
mous croaking of Democratic social
superiority only created laughter
and disgust among all sensible men.
It is a noticeable fact, that while
some of these gentry never let
any occasion pass that presents It
self for heaping abuse upon Repub
licans for any real or supposed de
viation from what they consider
the piths of rectitude, and in so do
ing pay but little regard to the ef
fects of such abuse upon the wives,
daughters, mothers, sons or other
relatives composing the family cir
cle, yet, let one of their devoted
band depart from the paths of in
tegrity, virtue and honesty, and an
awful stillness pervades the col
umns of their papers and the facts
are adroitly covered up. Now we
protest against such unjust discrim
inations. The vices of no man
should be screened from the public
gaze on account of social or politi
cal standing. If the mantle of
charity should be thrown over any,
let it be spread ovec the unsophis
ticated, and not over the mature
and deliberate follower of vice and
immorality. Tho man who tails
from the paths of virtue, honesty or
integrity, after having been the re
cipient of educational and high so
cial training, is, in our judgment,
more to blame than he who has had
no such advantage?, and there is no
Justice in screening him from the
public, while the one whoso lot has
been cast in a more humble sphere
is held up to public scorn and con
tempt. We expect in the columns
of the Era to treat all offenders
alike. "We shall not extend to any
favored few, privileges that wo
would not willingly accord to the
people at large. Should we at any
time deviate from this course we
will deserve to lose the sympathy
and respect of the large class of the
bone and sinew.,of North Carolina,
whose friend we have endeavored
to be in the past, and whose faith
ful sentinel we hope to bo in the future.
One of the most prominent causes
wMrh pd to tho defeat of the Re
publican party in the late contest,
was the disposition to sacrifice prin
ciples in some instances for the pur
pose of elevating to office individ
uals who, by wire pulling, had man
aged to place themselves promi
nently before the people without
possessing the necessary quaiinca
tions for the positions sought. The
Republicans of North Carolina are
utterly disgusted with self-serving,
hypocritical politicians, who, for the
uifcp of self, promote strife rather
than encourage unity in the ranks
of the party.
It is a lamentable fact,, that in
many instances for the past few
vears. we have lost sight of the
truth that something more is re
quired to fit men for official station
than mere bluster and sycophantic
declarations of party fealty. It has
been too much our custom to meas
ure men by their own loudly ex
pressed pretensions, rather than that
standard of merit which men gen
erally acquire after long experience,
study and peculiar aptness for the
positions sought. It is well to be a
good Republican. It is eminently
proper and reasonably expected that
men elevated to office by Republican
votes should, as far as possible, so
act as to carry out in their official
capacity the purposes and views of
the party that elevated them ; but
if we would succeed, we must couple
with Republicanism the qualifica
tions of honesty and intelligence,
together with traits that lit the can
didate for the place aspired to. In
other words, until we get back to
the time-honored maxim that " the
office should rather seek the man
than the man the office," and realize
the fact that office is a privilege
rather than a right, we will fail to
convince the people of the country
that the Republican party is still
keeping pace with the great funda
mental principles of honesty, jus- I
tice. and progress, which gave rise
to its birth. From this time forth
let us direct our efforts to secure the
services of our best men for political
preferment. Let us bring to the
front our bold, intelligent and hon
est men. We want statesmen in the
future. We have had enough dem
agogues in the past. With the for
mer there can bo no failure, with
the latter we deserve no success.
been from time to time thrown in
his way our railroads would long
since have been marching upon
higher ground of material prosper
ity, and persons in any portion of
the State, and particularly those of
our own immediate section, are
standing very much in their own;
light when they oppose the laudable
schemes of this remarkable man.
We are exceedingly anxious to see
theW. X. C. R. R brought to a
speedy completion. We believe H
can be done it ought to be done,
and we believe it will be done, and
we believe Maj. Smith is the man
to do, or at least we are anxious to
see him try it. To this end then we
advise that Maj. Smith be let alone,
ami, every pulsion uitaus umm tu
encourage Turn In this grand under
taking. During the short time he
has had charge of tho "W. N. C R.
R. it has not only been greatly im
proved in every respect, but it has
now aboutor thousand dollars in
the Treasury, accumulated under
his administration. This is evi
dence enough of itself, to" convince
all candid persons that Maj. Smith
is the right man in the right place,
and if let aloue, can and will do
more to advance the material inte
rests of the State than perhaps any
other person in it; any way, we say,
give tne man a snowing.
It must not be understood that The Era
endorsee the sentiments of it correspond
ents in every Instance, its columns are
open to the friends of the party, and their
communication will be given to the public
as containing the views and Monuments of
For the information of the Senti
nel and others similarly afflicted
with chronic grumbling, we would
state that it is no part of the duty of
the Executive of North Carolina to
offer rewards for the apprehension
of prisoners who have been tried
and convicted by the Federal
Courts. Wo have had enough sad
experience caused by infringing
upon Federal rights. Marshal Hill
is now engaged in investigating the
case of Leo Dunlao, and if found
necessary, a reward will be offered
by the proper authorities.
Fruits of Republican Rule.
We clip from the Washington Re
public tho following items, giving
in part the result of Republican rule
since tne close oi tne war. we
doubt if any other Government on
earth could have more rapidly re
cuperated after so disastrous a civil
" 1. The debt imposed by Demo
cratic treason reduced $382,345,018.
85 in five years and four months.
2. The financial power and credit
of the Government advanced more
than thirty-three per cent.
3. The per capita expenditures for
Government service, upon a gold
and peace basis, reduced below the
cost of any Democratic administra
tion within the last thirty years.
4. The expenditures for govern
mental purposes, except those
chargeable to the rebellion and to
permanent and productive improve
ments, have been steadily reduced.
5. The mechanical, professional,
commercial, and agricultural inter
ests of the people favorably pro-
gressing.and our citizens better clad,
subsisted, and paid than those of
any other country.
6. Laws repealed which provided
for the annual levy and collection of
more than $300,000,000 of taxes : the
products of industry and the neces
saries of life relieved from further
imposition. The remaining charges
for suppressing tho Democratic re
bellion to be defrayed by imposts
and taxes on luxuries mainly.
7. Measures have been instituted
by wnicn tne facilities for Inter-
State commerce are to be increased
to the advantage of the products of
8. The reduction of $382,000,000 in
the principal of tne public debt will
save to the peopleannually$20.000.-
000 in the outlay for interest.
9. The better protection of immi
grants, in their transit across the
ocean and after their arrival in the
country, has been provided for by
Alessrs. Boyd and Albright.
To the Editor of the Era :
For years the Democratic papers
and tho leaders of the party have
noured out their abuse on James E.
Boyd and Col. W. A. Albright, of
An election has been held, Jur.
Boyd is elected to the House of Rep
resentatives by two hundred and
fifty majority and Col. Albright was
elected Superior Court Clerk by over
three hundred and lifty votes, ana
that in a county which two years
ago gave a majority to Merrimon of
two hundred and nfty-hve. This
ves a direct refutation of the
charges against these honorable
men : but notwithstanding this fact
still they keep up their infamous
slanders, and amid all the triumphs
oi tne last election, they seem as in
consolable when they find that
Messrs. Boyd and Albright have
the confidence of their countymen,
as Haman when he saw Mordecai
sitting in the King's gate. The fact
is that the people of Alamance, irre
spective of party, have confidence in
Messrs. Boyd and Albright. Mr.
Boyd was opposed by Mr. Patter
son, an honorable Democrat, who
had the nomination of his party,
and his triumph over Patterson is a
testimonial of the high regard in
which he is held. Mr. Boyd is a
young lawyer of great promise, well
educated, talented, with a good
Eractice at the bar, steady habits,
as a pleasant family, a good home
and warm mends of all parties ; he
may well treat with contempt all
the abuse of a partizan press, for he
has a bright and promising future
Of Col. Albright itis not necessary
to say moro than that he has de
feated Dr. Cobb, an old Mexican
and Confederate soldier, nominated
as the strongest man of his party in
the county an old-line Democrat,
against whom no charge could be
brought. It is worse than folly to
abuse such a man as Col. Albright-;
the people of his county love and
respect him, and abuse falls harm
less wThen hurled at him. I hope
that the result of the last election
will enlighten the minds of the De
mocratic leaders In North Carolina
to a true condition of things in Al
amance and teach them to respect
those men whom Alamance county
delights to honor.
August 18, 1874
THE DEBT OF THE CITlT Of
To the Holders oj Bonds and Scrip
of the City of Raleigh.
Anxious to do something for the re
lief of the creditors of the city, and to
shape the debt that the interest will be
promptly paid, for several months the
Board of City Commissioners have had
the subject under consideration, and
have enacted the following ordinance as
the result of their labors. '
1 Every tax payer is interested In the
financial welfare of the city as much so
as the Commissioners, and every one
should give their hearty co-operation to
any measure calculated to relieve the
city from its present embarrassments,
and place it upon a safe financial basis.
We therefore appeal to our citizens who
hold city scrip ( and? overdue bonds, to
come forward and exchange the same
for the new bonds authorized by this
ordinance- - Without the aid of the
creditors of the city nothing can be
done, but with their assistance the city
debt can be so arranged that, with ju
dicious management iu the future, the
interest can bo promptly paid every six
months, and the bonds met at maturity.
We respectfully appeal to our citizens
to come forward and aid us in carrying
out the provisions of this ordinance,
which has been passed in good faith,
and with a sincere hope that it will meet
the views of tho public generally.
D. L. ROYSTER, ")
J. C. PALMER, Com.
J. R. O'NEAL,, J
AX ORDINANCE FOR THE FUNDINO OF
SCRIP, ASI) FOR OTHER
hundred and twenty-six thousand dol
lars, and of Scrip in circulation forty
thousand dollars, making a grand total
of one hundred and sixty-six thousand
The revenue of the city from taxes we
find to be about forty-two thousand
dollars, from rent of Market House and
other sources about eight thousand dol
lars, making a total of fifty thousand
dollars ; from this amount must be de
ducted the amount necessary to carry on
the city government, improvements,
Ac, estimated at thirty-six thousand
dollars, which would leave a balance of
fourteen thousand dollars with which
to redeem Scrip and pay interest.
Your ob t servant,
W. C. STRONACn,
Au'. 27, 1874.;
Wukreas, Prudence and ecuomy, as
The Salisbury Intelligencer pays
the following handsome compli
ment to Hon. W. A.Smith as a Hail
road man :
"Railroads are tho life of anv
community, and we have now ar
rived at a point where it is almost
practically impossible to do without
them, and our city to-day is not by
iar wnai n mignt nave been had
our citizens at the proper time taken
a greater interest in the construc
tion of railways. But It is never
too late to do good,' and though we
may not consider ourselves able to
do much toward building railroads
in a'pecuniary way, yet much may
be done In a negative manner. Maj.
XV; A; Smith has the commendable
ambition to be, and is already the
railroad man of the South, and but
for the stumbling blocks that have
In Paris there are ninomantua-
makers and six milliners of the
masculine persuasion, each of whom
is at the head of a large establish
ment. They are all gentlemen of
unusually rehned manners and lux-
urious naoits. rney never go
abroad without a carriage, and are
always attired in faultless costume.
ny uniting taste ana tact with a
business faculty, they are rapidly
building up enviable reputations
and fortunes. . Is there not a lesson
for ladies in their career? It is a
little curious that, while women are
venturing into vocations hitherto
monopolized by the stronger sex,
men should turn the tables upon
them. and. takinf? ud trades which
have been deemed their exclusive
prerogatives, quickly coin wealth
and fame out of the undertaking.
Does not tins tend to show that
there is not much difference be
tween the masculine and the femi
nine intellect after all: that the
great disparity noted in their incli
nations, pursuits, and achievements.
is more the result of education than
Labor in the Nile Valley.
Even Herodotus made the mis
take of declaring that the fruits of
the earth are nowhere brought forth
with so little labor as in Egypt.
vv e are accustomed to consider the
valley of the Nile as a sort of nat
ural harvest field, self-renewed from
year to year, its inhabitants having
little more to do than to sow the
seed and look on idly until the grain
is ripe. I cannot see, however.
mat . me renans periorm less, or
less continued labor, than the far
mers of Europe or America. The
inundation, it is true, leaves a thin
deposit of new loam, but the field
must bo manured, in addition, from
me supply furnished by; the num
berless pigeon-houses, and after
wards, well ploughed. Then during
me growtn oi me grain, tne lrriera-
: .i '- .
xcuirrautuy supervision ana
ion. as me water sinks in the
canals, it must be raised to the
fields either by wheels turned by
buffaloes, or poles and buckets
worked , by men. From morning
until night the people are busy, and
I never, heard one of them com
plaining of his toil.
also a due resrard tor the interest ot tne
creditors of the city and the protection
of its future credit, urgently demand
that the amount of the fuuded and pre
sent unlunded or scrip debt, should be
accurately ascertained, and some plan
devised for the ultimate payment of the
And whereas, It is the desire and in
tention of the Board, by a rigid system
of economy, to reduce expenses to the
smallest practicable amount, consonant
with a safe and faithful administration
of the city government, and to apply
every cent not necessary to defray
those expenses in payment of the in
debtedness of the city ; and so far as in
the power of the Board, it is their in
tention to restrict the issue of scrip to
tho smallest amount, and to discontinue
the same as soon as possible so as to
protect from loss the honest employees
of the city. Now, therefore,
Sec. 1. Be it ordained, That there
shall be prepared under the supervision
of the Mayor and Treasurer, bonds of
the City of Raleigh, of the denomina
tions of $50, $100, and $500, bearing in
terest at the rate of eight per centum per
annum, payable semi-anuually, and of
an amount sufficient to meet the re
quirements of this ordinance; ana
snr-.h bonds shall be under the Seal of
the City of Raleigh, signed by the May
or and countersigned by the Treasurer,
and shall be issued as provided for iu
section three of this ordinance.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That
the bonds authorized by the foregoing
section shall bo dated on the first day of
the month next succeeding their issue,
one-fourth of which shall be payable
one year aiier uau), oue-iuunu iwu
years after date, and one , half three
years after date ; and each and every
bolder oi tne scrip or warrauis on me
City Treasurer, or of bonds now due;
or which may become due, when pre
sented in amounts of $50 and upwards,
shall be entitled to exchange the same
for the bonds authorized to be issued by
this ordinance; and whenever present
ed in sums of a less amount than fifty
dollars, the holder or holders thereof,
shall receive therefor a certificate of in
debtedness, in such form as may be
prescribed, bearing interest as the bonds
above provided, dated in the same man
ner and of like tenor.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That
the Board of City Commissioners shall,
upon the passage of this ordinance,
elect two well-known citizens and free
holders of tho city of Raleigh, whose
duty it shall be to witness the . Bonds
and Certificates of indebtedness, and to
cancel all Scrip, Bonds, or other evi
dences of indebtedness, which may be
presented for exchange; and no Bond
or Certificate of Indebtedness shall be
legal until so witnessed ; aud the Treas
urer shall keep a book in which shall be
recorded the date, number, amount,
term, aud to whorii issued, of such
Bond or Certificate of Indebtedness
which may be issued by authority of
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That
the coupons, or the interest due and ac
cruing on said bonds or certificates of
indebtedness, shall be received in pay
ment of city taxes, and other indebted
ness to the city, and when presented for
that purpose, the said coupons shall be
cut off and paid over, to the collector of
taxes, and iu case there are no coupons,
such interest shall be credited on . the
bond or certificate, and the holder there
of shall give a receipt to the collector as
his voucher tor the payment ot the
Sec. 5. Be it further ordained, That
ram and after the first day of October,
A, !., 1874, no Scrip or Warrant upon
the City Treasurer, shall be received in
payment of city taxes, or other indebt
edness thereof, unless for the taxes of
those to whom the Scrip or Warrant
was originally issued; out the same
may be exchanged for the bonds or cer
tificates of indebtedness authorized by
Sec. 0. Be it farther ordained, That
of the taxes annually collected, after
the current year, there shall be set aside
a sum sumcient to pay oil the bonds
that may become due during the year.
and that the sum so set aside shall not
be used for any other purpose until all
the bonds and certificates of indebted
ness so due shall have been paid off .
Sec. 7. Be it further ordamed. That
the Mayor and Treasurer are hereby
authorized and empowered to Issue
bonds for a lomrer period than . three
years, upon the application of holders
of bonds, already issued, or of holders
of City Scrip or Warrants on the City
Treasurer, but all bonds so issued shall
be under the same rules and regulations
as the one, two and three years bonds
authorized by this ordinance.
Sec. 8. Be it further ordained, That
the City Treasurer shall, annually, be
fore the taxes are levied, submit a re
port to the Board of Commissioners,
stating the amount of bonds, certifi
cates of indebtedness and interest com
ing due during said year, and the Com
missioners shall levy and collect a tax
sufficient to pay off the same.
Sec. 9. Be tt further ordained, That
this ordinance shall be in force from
and after its passage.
Approved August 1J, 1674.
The Clerk was instructed to have this
ordinance published in two of the city
papers, and have 250 copies printed for
public distribution. -
Under section three of the above or
dinance, Messrs. Alfred Williams and
Jeff. Fisher were appointed to act with
the Mayor. and Treasurer. The bonds
Statement of the Piedmont and Ar
lington, jLife Insurance Company,
Richmond! Va., furnished the Sec
retary of State of North Carolina,
during the year 1873.
Amount of capital stock paid
up in cash, $200,000 00
Real estate held
by the Co., $ 76,000 00
Cash on hand,
and in Banks
to the credit of
Cash in hands of
Agents and in
course of trans
mission, Loans secured
by bonds and
due and uncol
lected, Premium notes
on hand, upon
have been is
sued, Premiums in
miums, Commuted com
51,686 68 $1,960,404 09
but not vet
due, fee., $32,523 00
clared and due,
unpaid, 5,850 81
All other claims
against the Co. 1,696,221 11 $1,734,594 92
Notes for premiums.
Statement of the condition of Uie
Farmers1 Savings Rank of Meek
ten burg county, Charlotte, N. C, at
close of business, Saturday, Aug.
15th, 1871 and made to the Secreta
ry of State1 of North Carolina.
Loans and discounts, $1 10, M 2!)
Doe from Importers and
Traders National Bk,
New York, 14,045 09
-Stocks, bonds, &c. , 31 5 00
Interest, 405 92
Furniture and fixtures, 1,589 09
Expenses, 835 73
Cash on hand, $13,202 74
Total, j 140,850 76
Capital stock, $61,600 00
Deposits, ; 74,880 24
Profit and loss, , 4,370 52
! $140,850 70
I, T. L. Vail, Cashier of the Far
mers' Savings Bank of Mecklen
burg county, Charlotte, N. C, do
solemnly swear that the above
statement is; true to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
T. L. VAIL, Cashier.
STATE OP NORTH CAROLINA, )
Mecklenburg County. . )
Sworn and subscribed to before
me this 18tb of August, 1874.
C.N. G. BUTT, Notary Public.
Piedmont Air-Lims Itailway.
Richmond fe Danville, Kichniond ,
Danville K. Y, N. C. Division, and
North Western N. C. It. W.
In effect on and after Monday, An
Leave Charlotte, 7.45 p. in.
Air Line Ju. b.lo "
Salisbury, 10.44 p. in.
Greensboro, 2.15 a. in.
uanville, 5.13 44
" Dundee, 6.2T 14
" liurkville, '11.30
Ar. at R.chmond, 'Z.Tl p. ni.
- GOING SOUTH.
1.38 p. m
a. in. 11. in)
3.15 " 1.21 i
Statement of the Atlas Insurance Com
pany of New .Orleans, La., Jan
uary 1st, 1874, as made to the Sec
retary of Stale of North Carolina.
Total amount of assets,
Jan. 1st, 1874, $355,942 50
Loans on mortgages, first
liens on unincumbered
real estate worth double
the amount, $151,222 40
Real estate owned by the
Company (City proper
ty,) j 17,500 00
Loans on pledges of stock, 1,000 00
Stocks owned by the Co., 27,550 00
United States bonds, 8,000 00
Bills receivable, 8,520 85
Demand notes and stock
obligations, 83,801 50
Accrued interest (not due,) 10,442 44
Premiums due and in
course of transmission, 27,430 86
Office furniture, including
safe, 3,048 75
Cash inbankand in hands
of Treasurer, 12,419 70
5,725 78 $1,001 ,398 51
Air-Lane ju. o.i;
Ar. at Charlotte, 6.22
GOINO EAST. OOINO WEvr.
Stations. Mail. Mail.
Head Down. R'u. .,
Leave Greensboro 2.15 a. in. 11.15 it. m'
Co. Shops, 4.00 ' LvelO.oop. m
Raleich, 8.10 44 5.41 n. m
Ar. at Goldsboro, 10.50 a.m Lv 2.o0 p. i
NOUT1IWESTEUM N. C. II. it.
Leave Greensboro, 2.(o a. n
Arrive at Salem, 3.:io
Leave Salem, !'.2o a. m
Ar. at Greensboro, n.i:,
Passenger trains leaving Raleigh t
5.41 P. M. connects at Greensboro' with
the Northern bound train ; making tiK.
quickest time to all Northern cities.
Price of Tickets same a via ytlu-r
Trains to and from points lUi t
Greensboro connect at. Greensboro w i tit
the Mail Train to or from points north
or south - I
Trains daily, both ways.
On Sundays Lynchburg Acvouuu..U
tion leave Richmond at 9.00 a. in., arrive
at Burkevillo 12.43 p. m., leave liuiko.
ville 4.35 a. m., arrive at Richmond 7..V
Pullman Palace Cars on all night
trains between Charlotte and Uirlinion i
Papers that have arrangement to ad
vertise the schedule of this company
will please print as above.
For further information address
S. K. ALLEN,
Gen'l Ticket Agent,
T. M. R. Talcott,
Engineer tfe Gen'l Superintendent.
Losses paid, $340,632 96
All other pay
ments and expenditures,
ed, $5,546 60
Other claims, 769 11
Total net assets, $349,626 80
Re-insurance reserve New
York basis, $17,938 39
BY ri it:
245,107 39 $797,235 59
Annual statement of the Cotton
States Life Insurance Company of
Macon, Ga., January 1st, 1874,
made to the Secretary of State for
the State of North Carolina, pur
suant to the laws of said State.
RECEIPTS IN 1873.
Premiums, $182,054 54
Interest and other sources, 21,307 27
Total receipts, $203,361 81
DISBURSEMENTS IN 1873.
Terminated and surrendered
Policies, $22,951 99
Dividends, 12,042 94
Commissions to Agents, .23,297 69
Death claims, 71,500 00
Taxes, advertising, medical
fees, and other expenses, 23,043 .22
Re-insurance, '347 31
Company stock, 7,128 00
Total disbursements, $160,311 15
assets January 1st, 1874.
Bonds and mortgages, cost, $194,343 61
Loans on Policies, 231,872 40
Balance due by Agents,
Premiums in course of Col
Deferred premiums, net,
Interest due and accrued,
Cash on hand and iu Bank,
Executive Department, '
Raleigh, Aug. 24th, 1874.
WHEREAS, OFFICIAL INFOR
mation has been received at this
Department that one David Martin,
late of the county of New Hanover,stands
convicted of the murder of Willie Car
ter, and that the said Martin has escaped
from the jail of said county, and has tied
the State or so conceals himself that the
ordinary process of law cannot be served
upon him ; !
Now, therefore, I, Curtis H. Brogden,
Governor of the State of North Carolina,
by virtue of authority in me vested by
law, do issue this my proclamation, of
fering a reward of
FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS
for the apprehension and delivery of
the said David Martin to the Sheriff of
New Hanover- county, in the city ol
Wilmington; and I do enjoin all officers
of the State and all good, citizens to as
sist in bringing said criminal to justice.
Done at our city of Kaieigh, the
r- -,24th day of August, A. D. 1874, and
t .Jia the 99th year of American In
dependence. C. H. BROGDEN.
By the Governor :
J. B. Neathery,
Office Petersburg R. R. Co.,
March 27th, 187.
N AND AFTER MARCH 31si, U,e
trains will run as follows :
Express Train, 7: li) a m
Mail Train, 3:25 j m
ARRIVE AT PETERSBURG.'
Express, 10:50 a in
Mail, 7:00 p m
Mail, 5:40 a in
Express, 3:50 p ni
ARRIVE AT WELDOX.
Mail, 9:45 a m
Express, (i:ro p m
Arrive at Weluon,
Arrive at Petersburg,
Arrive at Gaston,
Arrive at Petersburg.
Freights for Gaston
8:00 a in
f:Hl a in
4:m p in
David Martin is about 14 years of age;
rather slender, 5 feet high, color dark
but not coal black ; face oval, with high
forehead, speaks slow, and has a habit
$592,863 65 of leaning with his face on his hand ;
has a down iook when spoKen to.
Wilmington Journal and Star copy
weekly four times and send bill to Ex
6:15 a im
1:15 p iu
lli:"0 p in
8:10 p in
Branch will l
received at the Petersburg depot nht
on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS.
The depot will be closed at 5:00 p m
No goods will be received after that
hour. J. C. Sl'RiGG,
53 tf. Eng. and Gen. Manager,.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
Raleiqix & Augusta Air Line,
Raleigh, N. C, Nov. U'J, 1S72.
On and after Saturday, Nov. :50th,
1872, trains on the R. ct A. A. L. K.ii
will run daily, (Sunday .-excepted,!
follows : '
Mail train leaves Raleigh, 3.35 P. M.
Arrives at Sanford, 0.15 "
Mail train leaves Sanfbrd, 6.30 A. M.
Arrives at Raleigh, 9.20 "
Mail train ' makes close connection at
Raleigh With the Raleigh and Gju(Ui
Railroad, to and. from all points JNortli.
And at, Sanford with the Western
Railroad, to and from Fayettevillo antl
points on Western Railroad. !
A. B. ANDREWS,
dec4 tf. .' ' Superintendent.
Statement of the condition of the Na
tional Life Insurance Company of
tic . o. ut tut-tMct iv tr unit
ing ton City, D. C.t on the 1st day of
July, 1874, made to the Secretary
of State for the State of North
Carolina, pursuant to the laws of i
BRANCH OFFICE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
The amount of its capital
stock is $1,000,000 00
The amount of its capital
stock paid up is 1,000,000 00
Cash on hand and in the hands
of Agents or other persons, $126,013 23
Whole amount U. S. Bonds, 380,366 37
Loans on bond and mortgage,
being lirstlien on unincum
bered real estate, worth
double the amount loaned, 2,446,547 69
Debts otherwise secured, 199,939 40
Debts for premiums) 51,958 09
Deferred premiums, 103,108 00
All other securities, 58,955 44
PRlNG TRADE) 1874.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
J. M. ROSENBAUM,
(Successor to A. Kline,)
Cbrner Fayeiteville and Hargett Streets.
I am now receiving
Summer stock of
my Spring and
Total assets, $3,366,888 22
Looses adjusted and not due, 104,485 00
Amount necessary to insure
outstanding risks, 2,018,784 00
The greatest amount
iu any one risk,
Statement of the condition of the
Georgia Home Insurance Com
pany, made to the Secretary of
State of JSorth Carolina, July 25,
Cash on hand and in B'k, $150,873 59
In hands of Agents, 4,001 65
Heal estate unencumbered, 91,074 33
1 J iJ.. - 1 1 I nUlLH MI 111 till V I H Mil i ni I 1 ft Z.I
anu uuo nonce will ue given wueu we
A rich gold mine has been dis
covered on the ' farm of James
McOollam, in Union county.
committee will be ready to make the
The following report shows the finan
cial condition of the city, the estimated
expenses, and sources from which its
revenue w derived:
Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 13, 1874.
Mr. Mayor and Gentlemen of the
Your committee appointed to prepare
a statement as to the financial condition
of the city, submit the following report,
They find the total bonded debt and
interest to 1st Januarv. 1874. inclusive.
to be, in round numbers, about one
State and City bonds
City and local stocks,
All other securities,
Losses in suspense and
awaiting further proof, $9,446 00
Capital stock, bw.uuo oo
Be-insurance fund, 70,000 00
Wnich. leaves a surplus of 116,614 83
recently purchased in person at North
ern Manufactories, and being from first
hands, I am prepared to offer advanta
ges to the Trade seldom offered in the
city of Raleigh.
My stock of
is full and complete, bought principally
at auction sales from first-class houses.
I think I can offer inducements, both
to the wholesale and retail trade, that
cannot be surpassed south of the New
STAPLE DRY GOOUH
of every grade and style, and marked
at prices that will Bell them.
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS & CAPS
in every variety, embracing every stye
quality and novelty of fashion.
The China, Crockery and Olass
is a specialty of my trade, and I can
furnish goods in this line to mv whole
sale trade at factory prices. Call early
to secure bargains. Especial attention
paid 10 tne retail department.
Attentive and experienced salesmen
in every department, and I can assure
the ladies it is not a trouble, but a pleas
ure, to show goods.
. J. M, ROSENBAUM.
April 23, 1874. 14 3m.
The Sixty -sixth Session will betrin
AUgUSl bill, 1S7.
rpiIIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That
JL on the 20th day or August, A. IK
1874. a warrant in Rankruptcy was is
sued out of the District Court of Un
united States for the Eastern DiNtrW-t
of North Carolina, against tho estate i
Charles Iloman, of Raleigh, iu tho
county of Wake, and State of North
Carolina, who has been adjudged a
Bankrupt on his own Petition:
That the payment of any debts,
and the delivery of any property bo
longing to such bankrupt, to him or
for his use, and the transfer of any
property, by him, are forbiddon by
law; That a meetine of the creditor
of said bankrupt, to prove their dehts,
and to choos one or more assignees ot
his estate, will be held at a Court of
Bankruptcy, to lx holden at Raleigh,
N. C, before A. W. Shaffer, Register,
on the 5th day of September, A. I.
1874, at 10 o'clock, A. M.
JOSHUA B. HILL,
Marshal as MeHsenger.
A. M. Lewis, Attorney. 10 :$t
NOTICE is iii:iieiiy (JIVIIX,
that a petition has been tiled in tho
District Court of the United Stat for
the Eastern District of North Carolina
by J. B. Higgs, of Wake countyr
in said District, duly declared a Bank
rupt under the act of Congress of March
2d, 1867, for a discharge and certitifuU
thereof from all his debts and other
claims provable under said act, and that
the 25th day of Aug., 1874, at lOo'clock,
a. m., at the office of A. W. Shahr,
Register in Bankruptcy, in Raleigh, N.
C. is assigned for the hear in tr of the
same, when and where all creditors,
who have proved their debts, and other
persons In interest, may attend and
show cause, If any they have, why the
Erayer of the said petitioner should not
e granted. And that the second ami
third meetings wiil be held at the aun
timo and place. .
New-Berne, N. C.,August 8, 1874.
GEO. E. TINKER, Clerk.
Merrimon, Fuli.eb dc Asiie, So
$496,060 83 56-4t
J. M. LOVEJOY.
J. M. WHITE.
Delightfully situated, ,next to Capitol
RALEIGH, N. C.
A NEW II O USE.
Fine Rooms, well Furnished and litled
up in the bet style.
The table daily supplied with the best
this and other markets afford.
C. 8. BROWN, Proprietor.
Late of the Boyden House, Salisbury,