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N. C, Thursday, December 25th, 1873.
Wm. M. BROWN, - - Manager
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Raleigh, Dec. 11th, 1873.
Christmas Day. This day is
celebrated throughout Christendom
as the day on which the Saviour
was supposed to be bom.
We have always been in doubt
whether it should be kept as a day of
glorification and. thanksgiving, or
whether in fasting and prayer.
The human race have certainly
the greatest cause for thanks to Al
mighty God in thus sending his on
ly begotten Son to take upon him
self all the ills of mortality and final
- excruciating death as nn atonement
for hU erring children; on the other
hand, it would seem well that we
shoulcLbv Jkslinff aj .d eray f,r im-
bio ourselves before the Great God
who has watched over and protect
ed us, and implore hint to lead us to
repent and ask forgiveness through
the blood of his beloved Son.
The Christian world however,
lias recognized the day as one to be
spent in rejoicing, and in the inter
change of friendly feelings; and as
.such it will probably always be
The year just about to close has
not been an uneventful one.
It has pleased uod to scourge a
portion of our fair country, with a
terrible disease. A panic in our
monetary affairs threatened to en
gulph many thousands in ruin; and
the horrors of a foreign war seemed
at one time to be inevitable.
But the clouds seem to have en
tirely disappeared. Our. couutry
was never in a healthier state
than at this writing. Our financial
affairs are improving, and we are
sustaining peaceful relations with
all the powers of the earth.
Let us all then enjoy the day in
the manner that may seem best,
with a strict regard to decency and
morality. Let not the passions of
the young be unbridled. Let it not
be said that drunkeness and riot
characterized this blessed day in
our fair city, but, rather let modera
tion, and innocent amusement be
indulged in, so that at the com
mencement of the new year, we
may have a clear conscience and
can look with hope to the future.
In common with the rest of our fel
low citizens the printers will cease
their labors until the coming of the
new year. If any class of our com
munity deservesome cessation from
toil, it is those who, from morn till
night toil at the case. They need
exercise and recreation, and we are
confident our readers will willingly
forego the loss of one issue of the
Era to grant them at least this short
respite. Our next issue will appear '
on Thursday the 8th day of Janu
ary 1874. Until then we bid our
patrons good-bye, and sincerely
trust that on the opening of the
new year, we may greet them all
happy and full of joy.
A Hard Case. A colored man
named William Bell appeared at
the city Hall in Wilmington a few
days ago in great distress. It seems
he was a barber doing business in
San Francisco, California, but his
originalhome was in Charleston,
S. C. On the 5th of November he
received a telegram stating that his
sister was very ill and asking him
to come home. Having arranged
his business he purchased ?a ticket
via New York, having in his posr
session over $1,400. While asleep
on the cars between Baltimore and
Washington City he was robbed of
all his money and his Railroad
ticket. By selling his overcoat and
some other clothing he was enabled
to get as far as Wilmington, N. C
At last accounts he was making an
appeal to the citizens of Wilming
ton to aid him in reaching Charles
ton. ' : ... j
Death of Hon. Weldon N. Ed
wards. Hon. Weldon N. Edwardg
of Warren county, one of the moat
distinguished men in North Caroli
na died at his residence nearRidge
way on Thursday evening the 18th,
inst, at the advanced age of 80 years.
Mr. Ed ward 8 was many years since,
the representative of this District in
the Congress of the United States
and was a colleague of Nathaniel
He was a member of the conven
tion of 1835 and figured largely in
that Important body.' In 1857 he
in company with lion, l nos. it u ran
and Hon. !). L. Swain, constituted
the Sinking Fund Board of North
Carolina. We I Relieve his last pubf
lie station was President of the eon
vtion wf-ieqiwhich', passed the
ordinance of Secession. Mr. Ed
wards was in politics a States right
Democrat of the Calhoun Scho6l.
For many years, he has lived in re-r
tirement. He was never maaried
The Goldsboro Messenger, sayi
that Hon. W. A.Smith, our Repre
sentative in Congress was in that
town one day lust week and com
plaining very bitterly of the newsi
papers misrepresenting him in rer
gard to hfc vote on the admission
of the Piuchback Delegation. The
Major says he voted against their
admission and that three other Re
publicans did the same. The Mes
senger also says that 'the Washing
ton Republican (Grants organ)
quotes Major Smith as an Indepen
dent Republican." The Washing
ton Republican is mistaken. Major
Smith is an out and out Republican,
elected as such and will stand as
Raleigh Female Seminar v.
We call attention to the advertise
ment in another column of the
opening of the Raleigh Female
Seminary for the Spring Term.
This Institution is situated a
the most beautiful portion or Ihe
city on Blount Street and itsaccoih
modations in every point of view,
are not surpassed by any Institu
tion of the kind in tlm country.
The Professors are all gentlemen of
the highest standing. Circulars
can be had on application to Rev.
F. P. Hobgood, Principal, Raleigh;
The Recordej8&ys that Hillsboro
is climbing up gradually. We hope
so. w e heard mauy years azo that
it was finished. We are glad to
learn that we were misinformed.
Don't forget the Christmas tree
and other pretty things at Tucker
Hall Christmas Eve night. 1
Christmas Squids. Royster is
prepared to furnish all the children
with candy who apply.
Nat Brown is anxiously waiting
to wait on the juveniles. Every
thing from a climbing monkey to a
hand organ, can be had at Brown's.
S. D. Harrison has groceries
enough to supply the wants of thou
sands, cheap as dirt. Give him
a call on Fayetteville Street just be
low citizens Natiottjkt-ank.
Bradley; has Pop crackers and
other kind of crackers for sale at
right prices, also toys of all kinds,
come up youngsters.
Alex; Creech, is ready to furnish
Christmas gifts in the shape of silks,
Satins, Calicoes, HatsBoots, Shoes,
Neckties, Collars, and in fact every
thing in the Dry goods line that
can be called for. He is always on
hand, polite and 'attentive.
Buck and Ruf. Tucker greet their
friends with compliments of the
Season and 'solicit a call. Splendid
stock, accommodating clerks. . .
Thiem has everything good, and
you can get your fll o?eatabies for a
small amount of greenbacks. .s
Don't forget Jonas Rosenbaum if
you want something to wear during
the holidays. Ready made clothing
at all prices. Cheap for cash. f .
Give Rosenthal a call, (little Ro
sey we mean.) He will sell, one
price or another, certain No dis
count on Rosey'
For Books Stationery, Fancy ar
ticles &c. Alfred Williams is hard
t beat. Give him a call. Lambert is
on hand looking as large ever and
Peseud is as. pleasing as a basket 'of
chips give these gentlemen a call.
Branson has a good stock of Books
fancy articles tc.? ch hand. Sel
ling cheap., j t
MrsV Harriet i Andrews . and Mrs.
Eottinger have a Kplindid stock of
bonnets, ribbons,. Ue!s' and a thou
sand other, ihingleo numt'.xms to
mention whk;hi2V6H'lis at
reasonable rat&r. "f hey will wait
on you jlghtl i. ,
Petty and Jones, Newsom, Mose
ley, Fendt, Brown (in rear of ma
sonic Hall) Best, Ellis and A. John
son on Hillsboro Street, all stand
ready to do their best for customers.
Call and see all of the almve gentle
men of course we ex licet,; a' Christ
mas gift from each one,' in the
shape f a Card in t he Era. at the
eomniencementof the new-year'
The following -gentlemen have
been invited to address the people
in New-Bernoat the Emancipation
Celebration: which takes place1 on
1st day of January, viz : :
Gov. Caldwell, Lieut. Gov. Brog
den, Ex Gov. Hulden, Judge Settle,
Auditor Reillyaud Attorney Gen.
Christmas day being a legal holi
day the Banks, State Departments
and other Public offices will; be
Terrible Explosion and Prob
able Loss of Life. On Thursday
morning the 18th, inst, about 7
o'clock the steam saw mill of J. E.
Eldfidge at Argyle' hv Robeson
County , on the Carolina Central
Rail Road exploded tearing the
mm to nieces :inn i unrinr mtir rrw-
ered men to such an extent that
they will probably. die.
The cause of the explosion is not
known. The mill had been in opera
tion only a few month and the
boiler and machinery were new and
thought to be in perfect order. The
men were injured by the steam es
caping. Mr. Eldridge's loss is said to be
about $3,000 as the mill is a perfect
D. S. Waitt on Fayetteville street
just above Fishers building has a
large stock of Dry goods and cloth
ing for sale He is a clevor fellow
and will do you Justice.
A Visitor. Smith, the Local
Editor and versatile writer of the
Milton Chronicle, paid us a visit
last Wednesday. Smith is a much
better looking man than the Smith
family in general, always excepting
We were too busy to see much of
him, but as Mark Twain would
say "he impressed us." He reports
the Milton Chronicle as flourishing.
We wish friend Smith a good time
while in Raleigh, and hope he
may return safely to give an account
to the Miltonites of the many sights
he witnessed in the metropolis.
The Orphan Asylum at Ox
ford, N. C. We cheerfully give
space to the following extracts from
the proceedings of the Grand Lodge
in regard to the Orphan Asylum at
"The design of the Orphan Asy
lum shall be to protect, train and
educate indigent and promising
.orphan children, to be received be
tween the ages of six and twelve,
who have no parents, nor property,
nor near relatives ,able to assist
them. They shall not be received
for a shorter time than two years.
In extraordinary cases the Superin
tendent may receive children out
side the ages specified: V.
;The Officers of the Orphan Asy
lum shall be a Superintendent, a
Steward, a Matron, a House-Keeper,
and one Teacher for. each form
of twenty-five children. ;
Tne Superintendent shall control
every department of the Institution,
according to, the instructions of the
Grand Lodge, receive, and aid in
collecting funds and supplies for its
support, and make, at each Grand
Communication, a full report of re
ceipts and disbursements.
- The Steward shall exercise a gen
eral oversight of the children,- prem
ises and property, and the opera
tions or every department, keep the
books, and enforce the orders of the
The Matron' shall see that the
rooms, beds, clothing und persons
of the children are kept in a neat,
clean and comfortable condition,
and that the sick are properly at
tended. The Houses-Keeper shall, under
the direction of the Matron, see
that the - meals are properly pre
pared, and that nothing is losttor
wasted. - "': :
The Teachers shall be prompt,
faithful and efficient in the dis
charge of all " their school room du
ties, and shall constantly exercise a
general supervision of the manners
and moral sot the children. '
At least four religious denomina
tions shall be represented among
the officers of the Asylum, and the
representatives of all religious
creeds and of all political parties
shall ba treated alike.
The Institution shall be conducted
on the cash system, and its opera
tions enlarged or curtailed accord
ing to the funds received.
Resolved, That one thousand dol
lars be appropriated out of the
Treasury of this Grand Lodge, for
the 'maintenance of the Orphan
Asylum, to be drawn on the requi
sition of the Superintendent, ap
proved by the Grand Master.
1 Resolved, That the Master of each
subordinate Lodge appoint a stand
ing committee upon raising funds
for the Orphan Asylum, and re
auirtf said committee to report in
writing each month, and that said
reports and the funds received be
forwarded monthly to theSuperin
tendent of the Asylum, and that
the support of the Orphan Asylum
be a regular order of business in
each subordinate Lodge at each
Resovedy That the sincere thanks
of this Grand Lodge are hereby ten
dered to many benevolent ladies
and gentlemen, to the ministers of
.1 ... .. 4
ine gospel, to tn cnurcnes or vari
ous denominations, to Odd-Fellows,
Knights of Pythias, Good Templars,
Friends of Temperance, and other
benevolent societies, whose hearty
co-operation and liberal contribu
tions have rendered timely ana val
uable assistance in the great work
of ameliorating the condition of the
orphan children of the State.
Resolved, That all benevolent so
cieties and individuals are nereoy
cordially invited and requested to
co-operate with us in providing
funds and supplies for feeding, cio-
tThing, and educating indigent and
promising orphan children at the
Asylum in Oxford."
ai Hog disease
is prevailing in
We regret to announce the death
in Davidson county on Saturday
the 13th inst, of John Henderson
Esq., the venerable father of. Col.
W. F. Henderson.
Mr. Henderson was 68 years of
age and was highly respected by all
who knew him. He leaves an aged
widow and several children.
Startling. -North Carolina pays
as much for Snuff and Tobacco as
she does for Agricultural Imple
ments, machinery,Books or church
es. She pays as much for whisky as
for all of the.above combined.
One half of the cotton crop is
spent in whisky, tobacco, snuff,
pork, flour and hay. Think of it.
We call attention in another col
umn to the proclamation of the
Gpvernor offering a reward for Jos.
Bailey the murderer of Jos. P.
Wood. Bailey is a native of Orang
county but late of Wilson county
He is supposed to be lurking in or
about Richmond or Petersburg.
Stockholder's. Meeting. The
regular annual meeting of the
Stockholders of ' the Raleigh Na
tional Bank, will take place at the
Banking House in this city on Tues
day the 13th January 1874. '
Bee notice in our advertising col
umns. We are pleased to see on our
streets David I. Shaffer, Esq., of
Catskill, New York, the venerable
father of bur estimable fellow-citizen
Col. A. W. ShaiTer. The old
gentleman is looking Well and we
understand will pass -the winter in
our city.: .
The lady who danced with
WASHINGTON died recently in
Milford, Pennsylvania. - This is
number 140, according to our count.
For SALE.-rThe Piedmont Press
is offered for sale This is a1 good
chance for quill 'drivers. Address
Hussy & Avery i Hickory Tavern.
Editorial.Change. B. J. Can
non Esq., has retired from the po
sition of Local Editor of the Wades
boro Argus and, is succeeded by
Cyrus Knight Esq.
We learn that , His Excellency
Gov; Caldwell will spend the holi
days at his home in Morganton.
Water's Concerto ' Parlor
Organ. Nat. L. Brown Esq., of
this city has on hand for sale one of
44 Water's Concerto Parlor Organs." 9
There are eight different styles of
these Organs. The one. now on
hand is style No. 3 and has five oc
taves with ten slops. It seems fully
equal to a $1,500 or. $2,000 '.organ.'
It has an elaborately carved head
piece enclosing a correct time keep
er also ornamental brackets or flow
er stands that may be used for
lamps if necessary, and book ormu
sic closets at the sides. Its entire
finish is superior to anything ever
introduced in the organ line. For
Sunday Schools or Chapel services,
this organ is unsurpassed. .Price,
$3,30. Mr. Brown expects to keep
these instruments regularly on
hand. He is also agent for 14 Water's
Piano Fcrtes," which we propose
to notice hereafter.
One hundred bales of cotton was
offered on the Fayetteville market,
one day last week.
Salem is happy over the erection
of a new sawmill, and now wants a
paper mill. ,
Valentine Hege of Davidson coun
ty was burnt to death on Monday
night of last week Cause. Drunk,
Winston will have six additional
tobacco factories in operation next