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WM. J. YATES. Editor and Proprietor.
"CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Friday, September 30, 188L
Xotwitbstanding the invitation of President
Arthur to Mr. Garfield's Cabinet to remain, it is
understood at the- North that' there -will soon be
considerable changes in office-holding. There
will be almost an entire new Cabinet, and many
changes in subordinate offices. We should think
that those Republicans who were turned out by
(Jiirfield will ask Arthur to re-instate them.
White nun who wWe made" to give way to ne
groes, and at the solicitation-of negroes of bad
character, can reasonably expect to be re-instated.
Of course there will be changes, and it is just and
right there should be.
The Philadelphia Times reports a prominent
Republican as saying :
"The President jspot Mrt GarfieM.'Mr. Hayes or
(Jen. (Jrant. lie couldn't be other than Arthur if
lie tried ever so much. As President he is sworn
to discharge the duty to the best of his ability.
As President he w responsible for the conduct of
the government. It will not do for him to say,
'Well, well, Garfield would have done this and I'll
do it,' for in doing so he would violate his oath and
merit the contempt of all men for such an attempt
to shift the responsibility of his office upon the
dead President, lie is no more bound by Garfield's
policy and to Mr. Garfield's advisers than Mr. Gar
field was by the policy of Mr. Hayes or to his
Cabinet." , )
tW Mrs. C. P. S., (a North Carolina ladyj writ
ing from "Washington to the Raleigh Observer,
makes this appropriate hit at the "gush" and
"flunkey ism? .which has filled the daily accountsof
the sick maifs situation
"During the first few weeks of. President Gar
field's confinement, while it was confidently sup
posed he would recover, a vast amount of gush,
and flunkeyism pervaded the reports from the
White House. It was enough to prevent honest
and plain people from' expressing any sympathy
whatever to read the sickening paragraphs relative
to the great brain and the great 'will of the great
sufferer. Mrs. Garfield, too, did not escape. She
was the most womanly woman of this nineteenth
century she was the angel, the saintly wife and
mother, and great exemplar of her sex, for simply
doing her duty to her sick husband, as if it was
the ordinary practice of married women to go on
daily picnics or attend a nightly opera when their
husbands lie wounded to death. After his re
moval we heard no more of such trash. Poor
Garfield's few words to his wife .were no longer
listened to by Jenkins and carried down the back
stairs to be set to music "next day, and his poor
wife could sit by his bedside and hold his hand, or
could prepare his bowl of gruel without a crowd
of reporters in attendances"
BSP President Garfield'9 life was insured for
about $ 35,000, and the donation fund for the re
lief of the widow and children amounts, now, to
310,000. Three or four hundred thousand dollars
will keep the family from suffering for the neces
saries of life, at least.
W Gov. Jarvis, and Maj. Dowd, member of
Corgrcss from this District, attended the funeral
services of President Garfield at Cleveland, Ohio.
It is stated that Evins of 8. C, Tucker of Va.,
and Pearson of Ga., were the only other Southern
tW Gov. Vance will deliver the address of wel
come in behalf of the South at the opening of the
Atlanta Cotton Exposition.
OT" Don't fail to read the article in another
column exposing and denouncing the gambling
carried on by dealers in "cotton futures," "grain
futures," &c. Such operations are unjust to farm
ers as well as to all classes of people. There should
bo some way to prevent it. ,
SfTlt is stated that the accommodations for
visitors to the Yorktown Celebration will be very
limited. The military will be pretty well provided
for, but civilians will have to take scant fare. A
dispatch says : - ...
"Arrangements for the accommodation of visi
tors, so far as Yorktown is concerned, are meagre,
and those coming from a distance will have to de
pend chiefly upon the steamers upon Which they
arrive for meals and sleeping accommodations.
There are but three small Jiotels in the town with
accommodations for not more than 100 in each."
tST" The next session of the U. S. District Court
meets in Statesville on the third Monday in October.
ICgf" The Wilmington Daily Star has entered on
its fifteenth Volume and appears in. 4. new. .and.
handsome dress' We h'ave often' spoken' of the
excellence of the Star as a newspaper V in fact, we
don't believe it has a superior in the South. - We
are certainly pleased at its success, and hope for it
a long and prosperous life.
3?" The many kind words of our Editorial
brethren of this State, in regard to Ourself, are
highly appreciated and will be remembered with
pleasure. t .
New Fall Stock Alexander & Harris. "
Fertilizers on Crop Liens J. G. Shannonhouse,
Onion Setts Wilson & Burwell.
122 cents for Cotton in payment of Liens J. C.
New Goods Hargraves & Wilhelm.
He-No-Tea Wilson & Burwell.
Notice to Tax-Payers of Mecklenburg M. E. Al
Lanterns and Lamps Wilson & Burwell.
Jewish Holiday on Monday next Closing of the
Stores of Elias & Cohen and Wi tkowsky &
Ready-Prepared Kalsomine Wilson & Burwell.
All the popular Patent Medicines Wilson & Bur
As heretofore, 1 will be' found by the "patrons of
the Democrat at the same eld Office, ready to
make settlements or attend to any ' business con
nected with the establishment, old or - new. In my
absence, Mr. J. P. Strong is authorized to settle
with those who are in arrears for the "Charlotte
Democrat ;" and I hope they will continue their
subscriptions to the "Charlotte Heme and Demo
crat." I do not hesitate to say to my friends that
I believe the consolidated paper, the "Home and
Democrat," will.be as good a journal as the
"Democrat" has been. The paper will be as large
as any in the State, and will afford as good an ad
vertising medium as any. Mr. Strong is a practi
cal printer and knows how to manage a paper, and
I hope my old patrons will give him a fair trial.
I have a large amount due me for subscriptions,
and one of the main reasons I withdraw from the
business is, that I have found it actually necessary
to make collections and close up the old business.
My debtors are men who are able to pay, . and I
hope they will do so promptly, a9 each amount is
small, but in the aggregate, large. ' ,
For the information . of . friends who wonder
what I will do, I will say that I do not expect to
spend an idle day, as it will take considerable time
to settle my old business and help in a transfer to
the new concern. ; . W. J. YATES.
Sept. 30, 1881.
Extra Session of the Senate. '
' Prebideht Arthur has called an extra session of
theU. S. Senate to meet on the 10th of October.
The Proclamation is dated 8ept 23d, and reads as
Whereas, Objects of interest to the United
States require that the Senate should be convened
at an early day to receive and act upon such com
munications as may be made to it on the part of
the Executive, now, therefore, I.Chester A. Arthur,
President of the United States, have considered it
to be my duty to issue this my proclamation de
claring that an extraordinary occasion requires the
Senate of the United States to convene for the
transaction of business at the capitoL in the city of
Washington on Monday the 10th day of October
next at noon on that tlay, of which all who shall
at that time be, entitled to act as members of that
body are hereby required to take notice. ' ' t ' i
It is thought that a Democrat will be elected
President Of the Senate.ither Mr. Bayard of Dela
ware, or Mr. Harris of Tennessee. It is hoped
there will berno squabbling oiverdtha matter; I i
The new Administration.
The intelligent North Carolina correspondent at
Washington of the Goldsboro Messenger, speaking
of the political situation, says: "
"As to the public feeling regarding the new
President it Is best to describe it as a hush of sus
pense, with whispers now of suspicion, now of ex
pectation. It is undeniable that Mr. Arthur's re
cent course has increased largely the original num
ber of those who believed that he was capable to
wear the robes 'of high office. Somehow the
majority got the notion that the New 'York city
politician was no gentleman, but a sort of im
proved sand lot leader. It is not surprising then
that the impression of the Vice-President's char
acter derived "from his connection i with' politics
should have been thus extremely unfavorable, and
that men should have viewed with alarm the
prospect of such a person succeeding to . the high
est office in the land. Mr. Arthur has not been
understood, perhaps; but he is personally a gen tie
man, and1 by no means a man devoid ef proper
sensibilities in an hour like the present To-day
an individual of the republican persuasion said
that Arthur more than Garfield was in sympathy
with the working masses, and claimed that the
deceased when in Congress never strove to benefit
the people of the district. I think this dictum un
reliable. But the real trouble seems to be that the
person's own party, and not Garfield or Arthur in
dividually 80 much, is responsible for any short
comings in this direction.
CAi Democratic official here hhinka things' will
work on like newly oiled machinery under Arthur.
Others do not concur. A gentleman, also a Demo
crat, who heard the above opinion expressed, re
marked that he knew of bad feeling between the
factions which would preclude the idea of harmony.
The new administration win doubtless strive to
begin with pleasant relations with the half-breeds.
The President will probably retain the present
Cabinet, but complications will inevitably arise.
By the time Congress meets the Cabinet will go to
pieces, the1 peculiar friends of Mr. Garfield will
step down and out and the stalwarts will have the
entire control of the governmental machine.
Some of the Republicans favor a compromise,
permitting the Democrats to retain all the Senate
offices, including a successor to Secretary Burch,
themselves to keep the committees. This is Mr.
Ingalls plan. I have, heard no Democratic opinion
on this proposition save that an official remarked
drily that every chairman was "confident the re
public could not get along at all if he was removed.
The main question is. When shall the Senate be
organized, before or after the admission of the
successors to Conkling, Piatt and Burnside. Dem
ocrats are about unanimous in the opinion that the
President pro tern, must be chosen previous to the
administration of the oath to the new Senators.
The Republicans are just as unanimously of an
opposite judgment. A few compromising Demo
crats say that Judge David Davis is the man for
the position, but the preponderance of expression
is certainly in favor of Bayard."
tW The N. Y. Journal of Commerce, a very
conservative national paper with Democratic ten
dencies, speaks in high terms of President Arthur,
and remarks :
"If there have been lingering sectional animosi
ties and jealousies, these have now disappeared in
the presence of a national sorrow. President
Arthur enters upon the duties of his great office
amid a hush of partisan and sectional clamor,, and
there is good reason to believe that he will do all
in his power to maintain the full fraternity of all
sections of the Union, and that he will strive to
be the benefactor of the republic and not the chief
and conservator of a mere party.
There is no occaaloitt for any unhealthy' excite
ment among honest folks in regard to the succes
sion. Scheming politicians may be worried lest
they or their friends should be overlooked in any
new oeal qf the ounces,, but ; those who ibave pnly
the welfare of the country at heart ' and no per
sonal ends to serve will 'be quite as well content
with Mr. Arthur as with the late incumbent of the
office. In personal character he is at least his
peer, and in executive ability he is certainly his
We do not believe he would have' made a worse
President than Gen. Garfield if he had been duly
elected to succeed him, but the circumstances that
attend his present elevation will shut him up to a
method of administration that will be altogether
without scandal or offence to any' party or section
of the country."
After President Arthur took the oath of
office in Washington, tha members of Mr. Garfield's
Cabinet tendered faieir resignations', but Mr!
Arthur asked . them to. continue to 3 hold their
places for the present, which they consented to do.
There will be, no doubt, a change at an early day.
It is usual.
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CST The Milton Chronicle says that a man in
that section was bitten by a snake,' and after the
leg was badly swollen "a Mad Stone was applied
to the wound with good effects.' Is therer really
any" Virtue - in a so-called Mad 1 Stone ? ;Can our
learned friend, Dr. C. L. Hunter of Lincoln county,
give the public any information on the subject ?
w . i , mm
IW The quarrel going on among the Doctors
about the treatment of the late President is dis
gusting. No doubt everything was done for the
wounded man, by his physicians, that could be
done, and as well done as circumstances permitted.
The ridicule or abuse of the attending .physicians
is in bad taste and must be unjust, or at least it
looks so to an outsider. '
Dr, Boynton says the facts . concerning the
autopsy are 4iot known fully. . .He says it showed
the most extensive blood-poisoning -and ab
scesses on the lungs. It has been , learned that
when the knife struck the lungs they were found
to be full of puai T V I ii li il O i
A very dUtructive hurricane visited Elmira,
New York, on Sunday afternoon last, preceded by
a slight shock of an earthquake. Roofs were
llown from buildings, large trees uprooted and the
streets and cellars flooded with water. Steeples
from churches were carried off, and it is stated
that holes were blown through brick buildings.
CQaolatlons ia Ridiamnd, VaMor "Bond's
and ptocks : N.,; C. State 4 per cents, 85 and 88 ;
Char., Col. & Augusta Railroad 1st mortgage
Bonds 108, 2d mortgage 105 ; Western N. C." Road
mortgage 108 and 109; N. C. Railroad Stock 88
and 92 ; Char:, Col. & Aug R.R. Stock 54. .,.
t is announced that Mr. W. J. Best has
commenced work on the new Road from Golds
boro towards Salisbury, called the "Midland North
Carolina." The Road is to run through Johnston,
Chatham' and Randolph counties, &a If it is
built, it will be of great benefit to that section.
- ' New York Politics. : r
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The war of the factions goes on in the Empire
State as aforetime. The defeat of the Democrats
last year is no more a dissuasive to quarrelling : tn
that party than is the precarious condition of
affairs in the Republican 'party.; ; .The Demo
cratic jar is by no means as serious as that of their
adversaries, for Kelly's . influence, in Tammany is
badly crippled. 'The Republican "State Executive
Committee, controlled by Conkling' s . friends,
selected New York as the place and the 5th of Oc
tober as the time for holding the convention. This'
is understood to be a clear advantage for the stal
warts, and shows that, although defeated in the
senatorial election, they are once more going to the
front as the natural leaders of their party. There
will doubtless be a hard fight made by the Curtis
Robertson, or Garfield Republicans, for the
control of the convention. r hi
The Democratic convention meets at Albany on
the 11th of the same month. As the election takes
place on the first Tuesday in November, there is
the shortest possible time given for making the
canvass. , Alas, in these degenerate days elections
depend more on the skillful use of campaign funds
than on the issues of politics or the ability with
which they are presented !
The Democrats ought to redeem New York this
year. But they may not do it. The cursed strife
of Tilden and Tammany is worse than Jhe feud
between Montagne and Capulet. ithdipeople at
large say, "A plague on both your houses 1" Golds
The difficulty with the New York; politicians is,
they are not contending for any particular princi
pie or principles, but only as to who shall hold the
offices. In regard to such questions as the tariff,
banking, and iiaancuil management o the Govern
ment, therDemocrats differ amongtliemselves and
vote differently in Congress ; and the Republicans
are divided in like manner neither party- have
much sympathy with the South in measures for
her relief. But the whole fight, with both parties,
is, what indiyiduals shall hold the lucrative offices.
The average New York politician is as destitute of
patriotism as a turnip is of blood. The personal
feud between New.York Democrats defeated Geri.
Hancock for President, arid it is time to quit run
ning candidates for-President to please New York
or make concessions to her tricky politicians.
While we had no rain in this section of any
consequence, during the past Summer, we had no
thunder storms, no hurricanes, no cyclones, and
very little destructive hail. We had good health,
considering the hot, dry weather ; and now the
weather is fine for turnips, and oats and wheat
planting. Let all look on the good side as much
as possible. . .
Numerous complaints are made in England
about the manner in which American cotton is
packed. Fraudulent packing is charged upon
American ginners, and the U. S. Consul has insti
tuted an investigation at Manchester. We call the
attention of those engaged in packing cotton, in
action, to the matter; and hope that no fraud
be traced 'to any North" Carolina packed-
Comparative Cotton Statement. .
The following is the cotton statement for
the week ending September 23rd :
Net receipts at all U. 8. ports, 109,939 ,130,188
Total receipts to this date, 288,603 290,127
Exports for the week, 44,775 51,112
Total exports to this date, 120,800 -147,423
Stock at all U. 8. ports, 342,297 255,583
Stock at all interior towns, 43,988 33,942
Stock at Liverpool, 093,000 534,000
Stock of American afloat for
Great Britain, 113,000 100,000
The total receipts since the 1st of Sept.,
1881, amout to 289,361 bales, against 321,
443 bales for the same period of 1880,
showing a decrease since Sept. 1, 1881, of
32,082 bales. :
The latter part of the cotton season was
so unfavorable that it reduced the aggre
gate crop considerably below estimates
made in July ; but the price is about fifteen
per cent, higher than last year, which is
attributed to the falling oil of the crop.
The increase of price will mako up for the
decrease of ; production; and it is now ; esti
mated that the total receipts in . money by
the Southern planters for this year's crop
will exceed those of last" year. ,
$W The new President' (Arthur) is full
six feet high, broad-shouldered, with mutton-chop
whiskers. He married a Virginia
lady, and We may hope that he is not un
friendly to the Sooth. The Washington
Post sayB : "Shortly after his admission to
the bar he was married to a daughter of
Lieut. Wm. Lewis Herndon, the heroic
commander of the steamship Central
America, which was lost with about four
hundred lives in 1857. ,' Lieut. Herndon, it
will be recollected, stood by. his ship, to ,the
last, and went down with her. The Hern
don family is one of-the best;, ip Virginia,
and Mr. Arthur's Southern connections are;
such . that his sympathies are naturally
broad and non-sectional. By this marriage
he has a son, now fully grown; but Mrs.
Arthur died about a year before her hus
band was nominated x for the "Vice-Presidency."-
Th k Corn .Chop. iA great man y . people
are destined to experferice . a . pleasant dis
appointment in the outcome of the. corn
crop. We instance the case of one farmer
who has had occasion to brighten up con
siderably within the past. Iwo or three
weeks. Mr.- T. P. Drumwrighi who' liVes
two and half miles fromu Statesville; on
the Lewis Ferry, road, declared tiis crop,
six weeks ago, a total failure. ''Last Satur
day we talked with him on the subject and
he confessed he had never been so much
deceived in anything in his life. MIe 'has
three acres less in corn: thi .year than he
had last, and yet he is now satisfied that
he will crib more corn this Fall than he
did last. Statesville Landmark
Jgf" The corn crop of North Carolina
will be probably three-fifths," take the State
through. It may possibly reach, three
fourths, as the crop in Eastern Carolina is
fine. .i VA AO, II LT
SF Cheering reports from J&e.sof-rj jcr$p
in Caswell. They say they had no idea
there would be so much corn.. ; Scott Black
well, we learn, thinks that an average crop
will be made-in the county. Reidstille
Times. ' ; '
Plenty. It is refreahmg to read , the
joyful acclaim of the Northeastern North
Carolina papersi ' iTha counties Ibf. Pasquo
tank, Curritocki Cho.wan;i Catnep, JI ycte,
etc., have bad the finest season since the
war. The Elizabeth City Falcon says the
prospects of that region are brighter than
ever before. Last year's1 splendid' crops
lifted the people out of -debt, and this year
they will fill their pockets. Besides, the
railroad has stimulated all manner of busi
ness, and the fisheries have been quite successful.
The new President's Inaugural Address.
President Arthur took, the oath of office first in
New 'York on the 21st, administered by Judge
Brady of the N. Y. Supreme Court, and then is
Washington on the 22d, administered by Chief
Justice Waite. On the latter occasion he delivered
the following Inaugural Address : V
For the fourth time in the history of the
republic, its chief magistrate has been re
mTmdyealhTATrttea grief and horror at the hideous crime which
has darkened our land, and the memory pf
the murdered President, his protracted
sufferings, his unyielding fortitude, the ex
ample and achievements of his life, and the
pathos of his death, will forever illumine
the pages of our "history. ' For the fourth
time, the officer elected by the peoplejand
ordained by the constitution to nil a vacan
cy to' created, is called to assume the ex
ecutive chair. The wisdom of our fore
fathers foreseeing ven the, most dire possi
bilities, made Bure that the government
should hever be imperilled because of the
uncertainty : of human life, Men may die,
but the fabric of our free institutions re
mains unshaken. No higher or more assur
ing proofs pqaldi'exist $f the strength and
permanence of popular government than
the fact that though the chosen of the peo
ple be struck down, his constitutional suc
cessor is peacefully installed without shock
or strain, except the sorrow which mourns
the bereavement. All the noble aspirations
of my lamented jpredecessor, which found
expression in his life ; the measures devised
and suggested during his brief administra
tion to correct abuses and enforce economy ;
to advance prosperity and promote the
general welfare ; to ensure domestic secur
ity and xnjjintaia, friendly and , hoporable
relations with .tlje nation pf "tlxe jearth will
be garneredWthe hearts "of ine people,
and it will be my earnest endeavor to profit,
and to see that the nation shall profit, by
his example and experience.' Prosperity
blesses our country; pur fiscal policy is
fixed by law is well grounded and gener
ally approved j- no , threatening issue mars
foreign , intercourse, and the wisdom, in
tegrity and thrift of our people may be
trusted to continue undisturbed the present
assured career Sf cpeiieJ. tranquility and
welfare. , The gloom and anxiety ;which
have enshrouded the country, must ; make
repose especially welcome now. No de
mand for speedy legislation has been heard;
no adequate occasioris apparent for an un
usual session of Congress. The constitu
tion defines. th functions, and, fpqwers of
the executive as- clearly as those of either
of the other two departments of the gov
ernment, and he must answer for the just
exercise of the discretion it permits, and
the performance of the duties it implies.
Summoned to these high duties and respon
sibilities, and profoundly conscious of their
magnitude and gravity, I assume the trust
imposed by the constitution, relying for aid
on divine guidance and .the. virtue, patriot
ism and intelligence of the American peo
ple. After the reading of the address by the
President, Secretary Blaine stepped for
ward and grasped the President's hand,
and after him the other members of the
cabinet, and others present shook hands
with the President.
The Trial of Guiteau.
Last Tuesday, Col. Corkhill, District At
torney, called at the iail with a friend, a,nd,
being admitted 9TGuiteau's cell, informed
him that! the graridjury would dV frf ses
sion next Monday and his case wduld then
be. called up, and there was no doubt .'but
that an indictment would follow. Guiteau
quietly remarked that , he 1 presumed ; it
would; he could, expect nothing else under
Col. Corkhill then, offered to telegraph to
any counsel the prisoner might desire, inti
mating1 that it: was' the 'intention to give
liim an "early (rial, and Guitean then, gave
him the .name of. his brother-in-law, Mr.
George : Sooville, of Chicago. Col. - Cork
hill then withdrew, promising to telegraph
Mr. Scoville atbnce. ' v
Red Bank,' N. J., Sept. 27. The legal
authorities of Monmouth county, , New
Jersey, hav6 addressed the Attorney Gen
eral of the State and the Attorney General
of the United States upon the propriety of
filing counts before the grand jury, of
Monmouth jeontyy at its "meeting" -next
Tuesday, against Guitean.for, the murder
of President (arfieIdVf I,tisrheld. that, the
Vaivertf the croner'frmq'uestrdoes iritrt de
prive the grand jury of this county, of its
power to indict and try" the criminal. 1 Also
that the criminal law of New Jersey does
not disqualily a citizen from serving on 'the
jury simply because he has expressed an
opinion on the case to be tried. If Attorney-General
Stockton, of New Jersey, and
Attorney-General MacVeagh, consider that
the trial can be held here, the prisoner will
be brought to New Jersey. The county
prosecutor has decided to file before the
grand juryman indictment against-, Goitau,
simply as' a" precautionary measure,' so that
if the Vashiagtor.authpriti
to have' a trial in eV Jersey there shall
be no gap left for the escape of Guiteau by
legal quibbles under the law of the Dis-
tnct oi joiumpia. , ,
TifE Close of ttie Methodist Council.
London, SepU 20. The Methodist Ecu
menical Council closed . with the ; adoption
of an address to all Methodists, which was
read by Bishop Peck: of Syracuse, N. Y.,
and signed by a representative of every
Wesleyan body,' recommending the views
favored -at the varioua sittings, calling upon
all to co-operate in the work of Christ to
maintain - the traditional Methodist means
for the promotion of earnestne'ss, and de
claring that' a' call should go forth ioi 'a
great 'spiritual ' awakening. The meeting
of the next Council in America in 1887
lfThfl dark days and the peculiar ap
pearance of the sky a few weeks ago, have
induced ; a large amount of historical re
search and scientific inquiry into' the 'cause
Of the phenomenon. . The memory of that
Venerable fraud "the oldest inhabitant,"
has been-cleane-out and a large number
of luminous essays have been written and
published to clar;qp the, master., 'The re
sult arrived at is that the cause of the prodi
gy was something in the atmosphere.
. j ;f Local ISatto.;;;;;: ':
t2T To CapL Nash, City Clerk; We are indebted
for a copy of the following Ordinances recently
adopted by the Board of T Aldermen," granting
License to retail liquor on certain Streets in the
city of Charlotte :
ORDINANCES passed by Vie Board f Aldermen
of Charlotte, in mveting Sept. ldth, 1881. ;
Be it Ordainedt That the Mayor shall issue
License to sell, by retail or wholesale, for twelve
months, spirituous and malt liquors, to such per
son or persons as shall tender a justified bond of
$1,000, such license to be confined to Trade, Tryon
and College streets, within the "Fire Limits," upon
the payment of $300 for spirituous and malt
liquors, and $75 tW malt liquors alone. ; .- -.
2. That any person or persons engaged in the
sale of wines, malt or spirituous liquors, who shall
keep their place of business open beyond 11 o'clock,
P. St, or shall open it before 5 o'clock, A. M.,
shall be ituilty of a misdemeanor and be fined not
more than fifty dollars, or imprisoned not mere
than thirty days.
3. That any one who shall knowingly and wil
fully sell,- give, send, or deliver when sent,' any
wines, malt or spirituous liquors to any person
already intoxicated, .shall, be guilty of a misde
meanor and subject to a fine of not more than ten
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tWe notice that in the "Daily Weather
Bulletins" published in Southern papers, Charlotte
is omitted. Is there no one in charge of the Char
lotte Signal Station ' to make the reports ? Ve
miss Dr. O'Donohue. ' '
Business was generally suspended in this
city on Monday last, between the , hours of 1 and
3 o'clock, during the funeral services of the late
President in Cleavelahd, Ohio. 'All the Stores
were closed,-and the Bells of the city tolled for one
hour. "The public buildings and several "stores
were-draped In msurning.
1ST Sheriff Alexander, it will be seen by list of
appointments, starts out on his annual collecting
tour on Monday1 next, 3d of Oct, beginning at
Steel Creek. ' Tax-payers are requested to meet
him prepared to settle their dues to the State and
county. Some one will always be found in the
office, in the Court House, ready to give receipts
to tax-payers. - .
dp A new Engine on the Carolina Central Rail
way, named the "Harrison Watts," (in compliment
of one of our cotton merchants,) was "inaugurated'
on Tuesday afternoon last by Capt : Watts and a
few friends, amid refreshments and good feeling.
Business prevented bar accepting the kind invita
tion of the Captain to attend and participate.
tJpTke police have been shooting dogs that
have not paid the tax, but the number is scarcely
missed from the streets. Query: Is not a dog
that has paid taxes just as dangerous and as great
a nuisance on the streets as one that has not paid ?
EST James Murphy, the old tailor, who was
"noted for his love of dogs, died- at the Charity
Hospital this week. Citizens of Charlotte long
before the war remember poor Murphy. Another
old man, Mr. George W. Jacobs, also died at the
Hospital on Sunday. "" ' "
3" There has been a considerable fall
ing off in the shipments of American bread
stuffs to Europe. Baltimore, New York,
Philadelphia and Boston show a decided
diminution of foreign shipments. Balti
more fell off over $8,000,000 ; New York
nearly $3,000,f)0O Philadelphia $1,250,000;
Boston , about'. $275,000. It is supposed
that this shows that Europe is recuperating
and raising more of its own supplies.
Death of a fokmke . Mkcklknbueoee.
A St. Louis paper announces the death
in that city on Friday a week ago of Capt.
J. N. Adams, of Paris, Texas, formerly of
this county. He died suddenly of conges
tion. Mr. . Adams left Mecklenburg in
1866, and made his home in Texas where
he accumulated a large fortune. The paper
from which his death is learned says :
"The Captain was . considered one of the
wealthiest 'citizens of Texas, and besides
being a prominent mason, was at the head
of the whoflesle ."grocery ? traded of the
southwest." Capt.. Adams was a brother-in-law
of Mr. H. Pi - Helper, of Davidson
College. Observer. ." .-
t3f" A young man named: John Sneeden.
member of the Cape Fear Light Artillery
wnne nring minute guns on iuonaay after
noon, had -one, hand blown off and the
other badly mangled. The gun 'went off
while Sneeden was, ramming a jcharge
down the muzzle; 4 " -T f -' j u '1
Capt. S. S. Kirkland, the Civil En
gineer, who recently had his leg broken
near Rutherfordton, has had to nave the
Jimb amputated. His many friends here
regret nts misiortune very mucn. c . .
At Hamlet, Richmond county, on the ,11th inst,
by Rev. 8. C. Alexander, Mr.-Wm." Arthur and
Miss Annie Belle Brown, daughter of M. Brown.
Esq. ' '
In Greensboro, on the 26th inst. Mr. Michael
Gretter and Miss Lavinia Swan..' .. ,
-)yD I ED, ;0. cl
In this county, on the 8th inst, Mr. David - O.
Johnston, aged 2T years, son of Mr. John T. John4
In Greensboro, on the 231 inst. Mr. J. H. Lind
say, aged 70 years. '
Suddenly, in St. Louis, Ma., n the lth inst,
of cerebal apoplexy, or congestion of the brain, Mr.
J. N. Adams of t Paris, Texas, formerly of Meck
lenburg county, near Davidson College. '
-' In Lincoln emmty, on the 22d Inst., Mr. Jacob
Heedick, aged years, ri aoitnt! A
In Union oounty, on the 25th inst, Dr. Thoa, L,
Martin, aged about 23 years, formerly of Cabarrus
county. ' ' - ..
CHARLOTTE MARKET, Septi 291881.
1 1 -r.T ' -' " -
Cotton quiet at the following quotations:- Good
Middling U, Middling II & and 11, Low Mld:
dling 10, Good Ordinary Stains and Tinges
6i to 9.
Corn and Meal in demand $1.05 per bushel
scarce; Flour $1 per sack of 93 lbs, in demand;
Sweet Potatoes $1.25 per bushel. r 1 u 1
Table Butter 33 to S5 ; Chickens 18 to 25, ac
cording to size; Eggi' 18 to 20 In demand.
ro r! Z Oth iOriet&v II lr.mrjO
' NEW YORK, Sept 29, 1881. '
Cotton quiet and steady at 12 cents for Middling,
, ' LITERPOOL, Aug. 29, 1881.
Middling Uplands 6 7-10 pence. ' Doll with
downward teadency. -
Tbe Farmers' Friend Plow,
At BURWELL A SPRINGS'.
Notice to Tax-Payera
OF MECKLENBURG COUNTY.
The Tax Books have been placed la my hands, ;
ana I will attend at the times and places men-'
tkmed below for the purpose of collecting th L
State and County Taxes for 1881 : . ' .-".-
Steel Creek,- Monday, Oct 3rd, 1881.
Berry hill, Collins' Store, Tuesday. . 4ta, " , rf
Paw Creek, . Wednesday, f 5th. w.
Long Creek, ' Thursday, " 6th. ;
Lemley's, 4 Friday, ' 7th, -: '
Davidson College, Monday, " 10th, "
Hnntersville, Tuesday, 11th,
Mallard Creek, Wednesday, 12th... , ...
Crab Orchard. Ttanwdav 1S7-r-
Clear Creek, " Monday, .f 17th. ' " '
Morning Star, , . Tuesday, 18th, "
Providence, - 4- Wednesday, 19th, .
Sharon, ... Thursday. " 20th,
Pineville... .Friday,. . -,21st. J -
The Taxes for the present year" must be paid
nrfimntlr. finrf 11 thAon )in aro tn nMHi(M fn
past years must meet me at these appointments
Persons living in Charlotte Township! will find
myself or Demur alwavs in the Offlca readvto
' M. E. ALEXANDER,
ept 30, 1881. '4w - i - 8heruT.
Observer copy three 'times. ' - ' t. v r
ALEXANDER & HARRIS
Are now . opening a .very ' largo "and beautiful
stock of 1 ,
' f ' Dress Goods. : , ! T '; y
. LADIES' NECltWEAR, a tremendous stock',
of Table Linens, all grades. A large stock of
Marseilles Quilts. All kinds of Flannels Basket,
Opera and Plain. .i ; -. I
They are making a specialty of 1 ' - 'n '
-Ready-Made Clothing r
For Gentlemen . and . Youths, -this season.
They have Hoop Skirts, White Goods, Laces!
Embroideries of all kinds, and other goods 'too
numerous to mention. - i ' .
. s Carpets, &c. -
Remember we have a large stock of Carpets
also cheap Cassimeres, Jeans, Sxl, for pants and s
suits. , -. m i ,4 , .. -f '
tW "Foster' Kid Gloves, patented June 13th,
1876. Ask for a pair of the Foster Kid Gloves,
the best in the market ' . - .
ALEXANDER & HARRIS. ;
Sept 30, 1881. . - . w , - 't hi '
Out Store will be closed on Monday, Oct 8d, on '
account of Holiday. , .
ELIAS & COHEN.
Sept. 80, 1881. " 4 ,
Will be closed on Monday next, Oct 8rd, 1881, on
account of Holiday.
W1TTKOWSKY & BARUCH.
Sept 30,1881. . , ;
Hargraves & Wilhelm. r
Our Fall Stock is now complete, and the hand
somest and cheapest ever offered in this market.
It embraces a full line of Silks; Satins and Surahs,
in all shades and qualities, t 1
Our Stock of Dress Goods and Dress Trimmings
is the most varied and attractive evei seen in this
Ulsters, Walking Jackets, and Children's Cloaks,
in all qualities and shades. '
Shawls, Balmorals. Repellants, Cloaklngs, Oil
Cretonnes, Worsted Fringes, to match. Velvets,
Velveteens, Plush, &c
A complete line of Flannels, Casimeres, Damasks
A large assortment of Ladies' and Gents' Neck
wear. We have an immense stock of
Boots, Shoes, Hats and Clothing,
That we are selling at extremely low prices.
All we ask the public and our patrons is to give
our stock a careful inspection. They will find the
greatest variety and cheapest stock of Goods ever
shown in this place.
We will Save you money by calling to see us." '
All-wool Plain Black Bunting at iSTcents. : "
' - nARG RAVES & WILHELM. ' '
Sept 30, 1881. - " - v
Cotton 12.1-2. . '
From all persons indebted to me for Fertilizers,
I will receive Middling Cotton at 12 cents per
'-. JfO. BURROUGHS:
Sept. 59, 1881: n 4w
. " , "i ; - . ' r I; ,:if l,i;k
Fertilizers on Crop, T4ens. s 1 :
AIL parties to whom I soid Fertiliaers ; in - the '
Spring will please bear in mind that all- ur Notes, ,
with Crop Liens are due October 1st, 1881, (with ,
few exceptions,) and I hope this notice is .sufficient '"
' 7. G. SHANNONHOUSE, Agt ,
8ept 30,188U - lw -' j. ; . w- n ...
. . - Onion Setts. .w'-n
' White and Red Onion Setis for sale by
. WILSON & BURWELL. s
. , Lanterns and. Lamps, r , ; ; ,
We have now on hand a fine stock of . Lanterns
and Glass Lamps. .
WILSON & BURWELL, .
Sept SO, 1881. ' " . Druggists.
Johnston's Ready Prepared
Kalsomine, the best article of the kind now ia use,
; WILSON & BURWELL, Agent. . .
; ; "OIJR .FIRM"; , , t
New. have .representative North, buying. Goods
for "the hard times.". As we buy for Cash we will
be able to sell good substantial goods at al low,
figures a any House in the city.' . i' ' v
We offer a special bargain in good Jeans for suits.'
Calicoes 61 cents for each. ' .. ... . . -
- ' BARRINGER & TROTTER., T
j:. Rpnt 0. IRftl. " ' ' - ' ' '
. For Retail' trade;" to-wlii6n ' ;
we pay special attention, we bur' the trest 'goods' to ' '
be'founddr vr in r n m
.v. WILSON & BUBWELIv ,i
f 8epV'30, 1884.
: :Air the popular di-;
cines are for sale by ' ' . '-' r ,' . ! ,
-y. ' wiLsoir si burwell 1 1 f
: -j w1..; i : !. , ! -J w 'jj 'i1 J ' J'1 ' '
. .-.-f; He?Na- Tea.vf .?
rA fresh Chest of He-No Tea-1 as fecived by- '
, . WILSON BURWELL,
Sept! 30,1881. f,;; 7,4 8oleAge,;y
j At th2"old Pos-offic SxksDt i.. , ...
' ! ; Kear the Court JTdus C;.
Offers to the public, at lowest prices, fia fifOtk o :
Staple, and Fancy.: Groceries ( ,v?
Including various grades of .Flour,. Bujr aad Mo-.
lasses, Corn Meal, Bacon and Harns A fine selee-, , . , ;
tion of Teas, Coffees and Spices.' . v .
.Choice Soda Biscuits and Family Crackers. w '
Canned Goods, Jellies, Pickles, azc, &c
. Chewing and Smokinj Tobaccoa and Cigars. V
Just received choice Buckwheat Flour, ,t.M , , . . i .
Just received; finest quality of Oatmeal 'Also
10 pound Kitts of best MackereL '
Also, Bran, Mill Feed, Corn and Peas always on