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J. P. STRONG, Editor and Proprietor. I
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Friday, , October 28, ; 1881.
The Jury System.
In a previous number of this paper we
spoke of the . necessity of reform in the
Jury system, that this indiscriminate se
lection of men with no knowledge of law
or sufficient intelligence to rightly com
prehend the evidence, or its bearing on
the case, to do justice to the party impli
cated, was wrong and oftentime resulted
in a great injury to the case. We are forci
bly reminded of this need of some change
in the recent trial of the negro Williams,
at Orangeburg, S. C, before Judge Hud
son, lor an outrageous assault upon a
white girl 11 years old. Every one sup
posed death would be the sentence,
when to the surprise of all, the jurors in
rendering their verdict, recommended the
prisoner to mercy, which placed it beyond
the power of the Judge to inflict the death
penalty, finding what was the conse
quence of their act, just before the busi
ness of the Court was concluded, they
handed Judge Hudson a paper signed by
ten of the twelve jurors, stating "they
had acted under a misunderstanding of
the ettects 01 the recommendation ot
mercy and asked that their explanation
mierht be recorded in the lournals of the I
Court." . There was
the result of the trial
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another State, and in a case whose
righteous verdict was death, yet the
spectacle 01 twelve men suung in juag-
ment on the lue ot a person and alter
listening to the evidence render a verdict
that they are entirely ignorant of its ef
fect, if imprisonment or death is one re-1
quiring a radical change. The Court
records will be read with many cdtnments
on the intelligence of jurors when apolo
gies are entered for their misunderstand
ing of the effect of their verdict..
JST President Arthur tendered the
Secretaryship of the Treasury to Gov.
Morgan of New York, but he declined it
after being persuaded by his friends to
accept the place. Declining an office is a
curious thing these times.
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Zdzf It seems that Secretary Blaine in
tends to enforce the Monroe doctrine in
regard to the construction of the Panama
Canal by foreigners. A dispatch from
Washington, dated Oct. 26th, says:
"The United States of Colombia having
declined to renew the convention of 1846
whereby the United States ol America
guaranteed the independence of the
Colombian States and their control of any
line of communication across the Isthmus
of Panama which might in the future' be
constructed, and having, intimated to the
Government at Washington that an effort
would be made to secure a loint guarantee
of the neutrality of the Panama Canal by
the powers of Europe, together with the
United States, Mr. Blaine sent a circular
letter to the Ministers of the
of the United
States in Europe requesting them to in- I
form the governments o which ; they a are
accredited that anyv such joiut action m
the matter will not be permitted. This
letter was vesterdav'f laid before. the
Mr. Blaine is right, and, all parties
should stand by him and endorse his
course. An exchange.veryj; properly re-;
marks in regard to the matter :
"The letter of Secretary of State Blaine
to Mr. Lowell, the "American Minister to
England, relative to the Panama Canal
question, is explicit. IN o one can misap
prehend its meaning. The United States
will not . allow, if it can prevent it, any
interference of Europe Powers in its con
struction or management, so as to en
danger its line of communication between
the two oceans in time of war. The Uni
ted States long ago gave a guarantee of
neutrality, and it will not allow European
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jl owerB 10 reiniorce it uy any
their own." , ,
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oixtms di-vruv. iuuocb arrest jii uuui-
piaint ui major xiaii, uiutr vicums uave
come to light. Some gentlemen were in-
duced to loan a man. calliner himself Paul
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II. Hayne, various sums of money ,and Mr.
Stedman the post-banker was swindled
out of $25.00. There is now but little
doubt that Moses was the alleged Hayne.
He was identified as the man who
swindled a number of Newark people.
All tht papers North of Virginia
seem to be agreed that the Yorktown
celebration was a stupendous failure.
The marked comparison between the
popular reception given Arthur and Han
cock at Yorktown is commented on here
with 9l tinrra rtf niltornoaa (Awarla Ia
Southerners who are supposed to have been
prompted by political prejudice in lavor of
Hancock. The want of attention to Gen
eral Sherman is another grievance attribut
ed to political prejudice in the latitude of
UzSi lhe current rumor that there is a
large amount of money now in the bank
of England to the credit of the ex-Con
federate government is accepted by many
as the cause, but this rumor has met with
a denial. The Weldon .News says:
"Some time during last summer we saw a
private letter written by jur. Benjamin in
answer to one addressed to him on this
subject. He said there never had been
any money to England belonging to the
late Confederacy except a few odds and
ends which he got together and . turned
over to Col. McRae, of Wilmington, "who
appropriated them to the use ot ex-President
Davis and his family while Mr. Da
vis was in prison." He also said if there
had been auy such money there the Eng
lish holders of Confederate bonds would
have seized it. Moreover Mr. Benjamin
said he wes surprised that any intelligent
person should believe there was any eucb
money in EnglandT"
New ; Advertisements. I V
Execution 8aleM.K Alexander, 8beriflV
$150,000 First Mortgage Bonds of the Atlantic,
Tennessee & Ohi Railroad, for' sale Apply
to Sf . P. Pegram or A. O Brenizer-
New Furniture E. M. Andrews, near ' thetCourt
House. H2HT0 OH fZv!
The Press of North Carolina.
We are in receipt of the proceedings
of the North Carolina "Press Association"
at its meeting in Winston on Jnna Iast
history of the press, forests, mines and
uuuer Btiujecis, an wen written ana renect I
much credit on the authors. We scanned
its pages with the hone of finding the
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subject of "advertising agents5' thoroughly
discussed and some method of reform
adopted. A "Press Association," or
meeting of the people interested in news
papers, should first take up for its delib
eration and discussion matters of special
interest and of vital importance to those
papers; but with the exception of one
resolution asking for better mail facilities
over the Piedmont Air-Line, it might have
been called any other than a "Press Asso
ciation." We cannot think the press of
North Carolina is in so prosperous a con
dition, as its farther advancement not
necessary, for it only needs a careful in
sight into its commercial standing as an
advertising medium of the country, to ask
why these people do not take some meas
ures for relief; and with facts before
tnem a tress Association could ignore so
vital a matter.
The growth and development of the
newspaper agency system-has been at the
expense of the newspapers of the South.
jNorin varonna onering a most inviting
field, as the papers in this section being
few, are thoroughly read. These agents
boast, to know what newspapers must
hv It inn fnr . hundred dnllar anverti&p. I
mpnf w nno will tl tfco
lor f 50, f 30, or S1U, is the most uselul and
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profitable portion 01 the stock in trade,
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in a voo i at tArirr ri , tha anunt lino i i ti a I
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ability to obtain the greatest concession
from publishers' rates. For instance, a
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paper charging 100 lor a specihed adver-
tisement mi&rht allow a concession, called
an agent s commission, of 25, getting a
net price of $75, for this $100, these
agents will not pay more than $40 and
from that sum exact a commission of 25
per cent. This is a cash transaction, but
the agent periodically informs us that he
will allow us to buy of him a saw, lathe,
buggy, sewing machine, organ, churn,
etc., provided we do a specified amount
of advertising and pay a small balance in
cash said balance being full value of the
article. Again in return for their starva
tion advertisements they send lists of
isic, flowers and seeds to select from,
soda, soap scheming and devising means
by which they can profit at the expense
of the newspapers. Conscious that the
terms ottered are inadequate to the com
mercial influence of the paper,these agents
write "thev have an immense amount of
advertisements," a regular bonanza which
would no doubt result in starting towards
the office a tide of wealth undreamed of
by the impecunious editor.
The columns of a paper are the pro-
nrietor a stock in trade and a living rate
should be charged for their use, and ad
vertisers at a distance should be made to
pay precisely the same terms as tney
would get at the home office. The chief
support of a paper must come from the
people of the citv and county and when-
ever others seek its colnmus to place their
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business before our patrons, we think we
are doing our home merchants as well as
ourselves an' injustice to -let them at a
lower price" than our" established rates.
Ours has not been the exception in deal
ing with these agencies, as we see them
In our exchanges and they often write us
when we refuse their advertisements that
"such papers (naming them) in your State
have taken them " and this is all that is
requisite for they forward a copy con
taining it to their customers who being
wholly ignorant of the circulation of : the
paper, they can claim their money. The
press of North Carolina owes it to itself
and patrons to banish these agencies, and
address advertisers at a distance a circu
lar-letter, and every means resorted to to
I inform them of the population and terri
tory tributary to the commercial im-
nnrianrfl nf t.hp nnwunatipr in nneRtinn.
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1 auu nil UCL&iin as tu viiuuiatiuu auu tuuu-
ence, that we have a uniform price for
like services to all on a cash basis. The
I press of the country has been looked upon
as the great power to serve the ends of
justice, and a pioneer in an questions ot
reform, but it has allowed itself to be the
victim of a wrong as great as any it has
ever tried to vindicate. - It was not neces-1
sary for the members of the Press Asso
ciation to write long dissertations upon
various subjects to establish their literary
attainments, and we regret there was not
more practical ability, more business
qualifications developed for the
good and welfare of the
press of North
JSP Prominent New York capitalists
are about completing negotiations for the
purchase of 1,000,000 acres of land belong-
ing to the Florida Land Company. The
price to be paid is $1 per acre, and the
purchasers are to have the privilege of
taking 2,000,000 additional acres. The
original purchase was 4,000,000 acres, tor
which 25 cents per acre was paid. The
sale, of the first million acres to the New
York capitalists will pay for the whole
purchase ; the 2,000,000 upon the other
2,000,000 acres will be clear profit, and the
original purchasers will retain 1,000,000
acres at practically no cost. 1 he names of
the New York capitalists who have be -
come interested in the lands will be made
known next' week.
Chestisbv: A.ND; Lenoir Railroad.
Capt. Waddill is grading at Lincolnton
with a force of about thirty hands, all of
whom are excellent workers. He expects
to nave the track laid to Main street by
in Main mi root.
tOHjay (Saturday). A bridge has recently
been erected over Long creek instead of
the old trestle. K Mr. George Morgan super -
intended its erection and deserves credit
for the ekilltul work done. This road
baa its own officers and mechanics, and
does nearly all its own repairing with
home-bora" and reared men. Oastonia
Washington, Oct. '20. In
session to-dav the Senate confirmed the
following nominations: Henry H. Gar-
district of Mississippi ; Henry M.Cooper,
collector internal revenue. Little liock.
Ark.; W. Gibes, register of land office.
Little Rock. Ark. : Henrv C. Rnssell.
postmaster at H,ulaula, Ala.
inr. nansom one rea a resolution con
tinuing the powers of the committee on
tne condition ot the Potomac Kiver at
Washington, and ordering it to report in
.uecemoer next. Adopted.
Mr. Francis E. Shober, who represented
the Salisbury district in the United States I
House during two or more sessions, is Chief
(Jlerk ot tne U. S. senate. By a resolu
tion he is to act as Secretary of the Senate
It is said that Secretary Blaine will
remain at the head ot the State Depart- I
ment until alter the December session.
Washington, Oct. 22. Judge Cox has
assigned Leigh Robinson, of the firm of
Elliott & Robinson, as counsel lor Guiteau.
N. C. Supreme Court Decisions.
State vs. W. W. Midyett, from Hyde
error delendant discharged.
btate vs. Gay lord & Waters, from Beau
fort error cause remained for further
I .athormo Pnnl 17a 1 A l- I t j ct ala
from Wake no error judgment af
H. W. Patriot el. ala va J T MnrnTiAad
et als., from Rockingham error judg-
ment reversed and judgment lor the plan
oiaie v? vm mmiei, rom vvaice
ino error judgment amrraea.
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State vs. John Green, from Wake er-
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ror judgment reversed and iurther pro-
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Tiiart Miliar v f a T.aaK- amJn
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istrators, from Davidson error new trial
Charles Bryant vs. J nlia Fisher, admin
istratrix, from Wake no error judgment
John C. King and wife vs. Henry
Utley, from Wake no error judgment
State vs. William Nicholson, from Wake
ho error judgment affirmed.
The National School for Thieves.
The Grand Jury at Washington has
indicted Capt. Howgate for embezzle
ments amounting in the aggregate to
about $90,000, and extending over the
period of sixteen months from February,
1879, to June, 1880. 1 he manner ot con
ducting business in the Signal Office, and
make it clear that the alleged frauds and
forgeries could not have been successful
ly committed without collusion in the bu
reau, and collusion outside of it also.
lhe lioverument attached real proper
ty standing in Mow gate s name, assessed
at over $120,000. He could not have ac
quired that estate in secret, for the public
records show all the transactions. Be
fore these large acquisitions were made
he was not known to be possessed of any
resource beyond bis salary. He kept a
costly yacht, and lived a lax and expen
sive life, lhe eyes of the accounting offi
cers and of other officials appear to have
been closed to lacts notorious in the com
munity. They were never opened until
the explosion came, when it was too late
to prevent the plunder. It is now suspec
ted that some of them shared in that
plunder, as the condition of blindness and
The recent revelations of corruption
in the departments hardly scratch the
surface. A system of organized robbery
has existed for many years. It was par
tially checked by the exposures in Grant's
ne, but was revived and extended soon
after the first blast of public indignation
had passed away.
it is admitted that nearly twenty per
cent, of one class of pensions are fraudu
lent, lhe irauds in tne .Land utnee, re
cently come to light, will swell into mil
lions, lhe 'Ireasury stealing, it thor
oughly explored, and courageously uncov
ered, will astound the country, lhe con
tracts tor the navy are not as bad as they
were under bect'y Uobeson : but they are
bad enough. Favoritism still controls
the contracts in the army.
Demoralization and dishonesty are the
legitimate offspring of extravagance.
The new Administration has a great
opportunity for distinction, if it has the
courage to confront the duty before it,
and to engage in a searching purification
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oi an tne aepartmems. j.vew xotk oun.
What true Christian woman and mother
does not prefer the auiet country home.
with it8 6Uperior attractions and freedom
from the whirl and bustle of business life,
to the finest home that love or wealth
could give her in the city ? True, as long
as moths nutter around a candle, so
doubtless will human moths flutter around
the illusive lights that the city always
presents. And yet who does not know,
that will take the time to think at all,
how much more attractive lile in the
country is ; and who that has tried both
does uot know how much more enduring
and substantial are the pleasures and joys
begat of rural scenes and occupations
As we said before, what Christian mother,
solicitous for moral and religious educa-
I tion of her children, does not long to place
them beyond the wiles ot sin and lolly
I that everywhere present themselves in the
1 city. In the country, whatever a wo-
I man's fortune or circumstances, if she is
I true to the instincts of her being and the
Heelings other heart, she nnds, or ever
I strives to find, that imperitive want of
I her nature a refined home. We do not
j mean the refinements of wealth, but the
I refinements of purity and virtue. In the
city, if a mother is poor she cannot shield
I her children from the low and vulgar rab-
I ble that swarm around her. tint in the
1 country the humble cottage will afford
I her shelter all that is needed, and the
I seclusion will enable her to guard her
loved ones from the contaminating influ
ence of the low and vicious. Blest coun
try life, how I love thee how preferable
to the mazy but seductive rounds of town
or city. liural Messenger.
Complaints bavins been made by
I residents on the frontier between Maine
1 and Quebec of the inexactness of the
I boundary line, the Dominion authorities
I have commissioned a surveyor to make an
I examination of the line. Should the
I complaint be sustained, the appointment
I of a ioint boundary commission will be
Memphis, Tennessee. , is buildings her
first cotton factory.
Texas sells annually four hundred thou
sand head of cattle.
A number of farmers are gathering corn
in north Alabama.
A large quantity of sorghum is being
made m Kentucky.
Charleston, South Carolina, is to have a
Lumber at Laredo, Texas, is selling at
$60 per thousand. ,i ;
North Carolina farmers are , greatly
troubled with Bquirrels. , .
Jessamine county, Kentucky, produces
Two hundred pupils attend the public
schools of Chattanooga.
Corps in middle Tennessee are better
than at one time counted on.
In Ulvalde county, Texas, thirty-four
iueu own z,uuu,uuu soeep. i
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Diptheria is prevailing to an alarming
extent in Memphis, Tennessee.
from four acres of cabbages $750.
At Gadsden, Alabama, ' new corn is scl
ling at eighty cents per bushel
The cotton crop of Arkansas will turn
out better than was anticipated
Point Coupee, La., planters estimate
their cotton crop at about a bale an acre.
The Autaugaville (Ala.) factory, will
shortly start 50 looms aud 1,800 spind
A Russell county, Ala., man will make
eishtv bales of cotton on fifty acres,
I ho nni t rn nrnn rF St Holona rtariah
Louisiana, exceeds the hones of the nlan-
m, ... m-i. . v..
I he citizens ot uolumbus. Miss., are
being called on for subscriptions to a cot-
Tuskaloosa county, Alabama, farmers
have raised large crops of pumpkins this
J. L. Sears of Boyne county, Texas, has
a plow that turns under fifteen acres of
land per day.
The product of the gold, silver and
copper mines ot the south promises to be
$20,000,000 this year.
Mr. De Bardleben has sold the Pratt
coal mines of Alabama, to a Northern
company for $1,000,000.
A farmer of Tuscaloosa4 county, Ala.,
has saved 100,000 pounds of hay and pea
vines and is still at it.
There is land enough in Texas to give
four acres to every man, woman and child
in the United States.
1 he present is one of the most pros
perous years the business men ot rort
Worth, lexas, have ever known.
Mr. K. R. Abrams of Greene county,
Ala., made eight bags of cotton and 1,000
bushels of corn, and runs only three plows.
The wild yellow jessamine which us
ually blooms in Columbia, S. C, is in full
bloom the second time this year.
In Marion county, Fla., orange groves
near lines of transportation are valued for
taxation purposes at $500 an acre.
Mr. T. A. Jebb of Buffalo, New York,
has paid $50,000 for three acres of ground
at Hot Springs, Arkansas, and will put up
A dangerous conterfeit $5 gold piece is
reported afloat in Alanta, and, of course,
The suit by Mr. H. C. Tanner against
the Air-Line Railroad for damages, has
resulted in a verdict in his favor for
Up to this date in this month the Post
Office Department has made a requisi
tion on the contractors for supplying
pos-tal cards for the enormouse number of
28.000.000 cards, or about a million and
a half a day.
The Ninth Massachusetts Regiment was
forbidden , to pass through Richmond
on their return from Yorktownon account
of disorderly behavior before in that
city. It is to be presumed that the Niuth
Regiment is not composed of the "culcha"
Ex-Senator Thurman has returned
from Paris, where he attended the recent
monetary conlerence. He expressed him
self as well satished with the results of the
conference. The primary object au
agreement by all nations to establish the
relative values of gold and silver was not
attained, but so great an undertaking
could not be accomplished in a day. In
course of time, he said, he bad no doubt
that the United States' view of the sub-
j?ct would be adopted by European na
on8i inciuaing jingiana,
most by the present system, and which is
daily coming to see her mistake. It was
claimed by some that variations in the rel
ative amounts of gold and silver produced
would anect their relative value in spite
of the agreement, but be said the argu
ments were against those holding that
Are the Indians to be conquered by
kindness? The experiment is in progress,
at any rate, and we shall be glad if it
prove successlul. iSesides the htty or
sixty Indian youths now at Hampton,
Lieut. Brown, of the Army, is on his way
with ten boys and five girls belonging to
R. . v.n1 m ht?Mv
Sitting Bull's band, and will probably
reach Hampton in a week. The boys and
girls are to remain three years at school,
and, will, besides the three R's, learn
various trades, when they will return to
their tribe to practice what they have
learned under pay of the United States
Government. Will they have learned the
superiority of civilization over barbarism.
and by the force of their precept and prac
tice compel a recognition ot their better
state r Certainly the experiment is worth
trying, lor if it prove successful the Indian
problem will hare been settled. And
why not treat the Indians like human
beings ? Washington Post.
In the M alley case, at New Haven,
Conn., on the 24th inst., Justice Booth
rendered his decision, binding: Walter K
Mai ley and J as. Malley, J r., over to the
bupenor Court for the murder of Jennie
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uramer. au application ior oau was re-
I Prolific Trek. An apple tree in Mr.
I T. M. Dobson's garden presents rather an
I unusual sight. : On the aide exposed to
I the west it is heavily laden "with half-
I grown apples of the second crop it has
I borne this year, and the eastern side of
I the tree is in full bloom. Yorkville En-
Comparative Cotton Statement. ...
The following is the cotton statement
for the week ending Oct. 21st:
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Net receipts at all United . a
States ports during the
Total receipt to this date, 958.518
Exports for the week, 79,869
Total exports to this date, 453,414
Stock at all U. 8. ports, 575,320
Stock at all interior towns, 99,516
Stock at Liverpool, "542,000
Stock of American afloat for
North Carolina in 1879 produced 44,668
bushels buckwheat, 2,421 bushels barley;
28,019,839 bushels corn,' 3,838,068 bushels
oats, 285,160 bushelsrye, and 3,397,393
The Outcome of the Crops.
The opinion is expressed by several far
mers with .whom we have conversed, that
crops will make a better yield than was
thoncrht a few weeks nvo. Cotton will
average near a half crop in the county,
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wnue me yieia ox corn is useiy to oe Dei-
ter tDf D appearances indicated during the
prevalence oi me arougnu aneconxinued
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small grain, though with seasonable rains,
there is yet time to sow wheat and oats.
In view of the, probable scarcity of forage
during the winter, the farmers are housing
all kinds of vegetation that will at all do
for the purpose.. We know of one :who
will save a quantity of cotton salks,
gathered before frost, which he - says
cattle will eat with avidity in the winter,
if properly enred. It might be well lor
others to act upon this idea. YorkviUe
(S. C.) Enquirer.
CdiT" Mr. John Richardson, and son from
Princeton Indiana are on a visit to friends
and relatives in Davie county. Mr. Rich-
aruson leit this county just htty years
ago, liking a few days, and he has never
been back until present arrival. On his
removal to the west, he settled near his
present home, which was then a vast
wilderness, - but is now thickly popu
lated and a rich agricultural section. It is
very interesting to hear him speak of the
early settlers and the tales of old "lang
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tlF In a case before the Superior
Court, last week, at Monroe N. C, one of
the turors got drunk while the case was in
progress and a mistrial was the result.
Judge Avery ordered the inebriated juror
to tail for ten days, but. being informed
that the juror was of good moral character,
the sentence was remitted the following
day. Comment may be indulged in to suit
the ideas of speculative people. Lancaster
The gin house and corn mill of Mr. R.
E. Guthrie, ol Guthriesville, on the C. &
L. Railroad, in this county, were destroy
ed by fire on Wednesday afternoon of
last week, lhe nre was accidental. Mr.
Guthrie estimates his loss at from $2,500
to $3,000. Yorkville Enquirer.
We met one farmer at the Chester Fair
last week who stated that he had twenty
acres of corns that would average 40
bushels to the acre, and that his cotton
would turn out two thirds of a crop.
On Thursday night of last week, a small
bouse nsed as a granary, on the premises
of Mrs. John Campbell, l mile this side
of Rock Hill, was burned. On the same
night the cotton gin on Col. J. M. Ivy's
TTaiioo" nUnttitiAn in T.QntQBtnp
county, was burned; and with it nine bales
of cotton belonging to the plantation.
Mr. John Steele of Oconee county,
S. C, owns a cow which recently gave
birth to three calves. She gave birth to
twins some three months Bince.
Get Ready for It! Twenty Trained Ele
phantsFifteen Hundred Wild Beasts Great
Circus in Two Rings Twenty-two Performing
Btallions A. tinman Being Blown irom a
Cannon Magnificent Free Public Procession
Adam'Forepaugh's Great Show, which is the
largest as it is the best in the world, is to exhibit.
Friday. Nov. 4th. afternoon and evening, at
Charlotte. Arrangements have been completed
for reduced rates on all lines of travel to and
from Charlotte on the day the Forepauirh Show
is to be there. The grand street pageant will
take place at about ten o'clock on the forenoon of
exhibition day. In this great spectacular demon
stration, there will appear twenty huge elephants,
hundreds of magnificent horses, a mile of gorgeous
chariots, three full bands ot music, twenty desert
dromedaries ; and there will also be represented
the beautiful Oriental romance ol Liana Kooxh
from Delhi, in which is to be seen the famous
ten thousand dollar beauty, whom Forepaugh
has secured to personify Lalla Rookh. and for
whose services he pays the sum ol ten thousand
The circus is exhibited in two separate rings.
and this is what a neighborhood exchange says
concerning the great show :
As between Barnum and Forepaugh, we have
no hesitancy in asserting, without fear ol contra
diction, that Forepaughs colossal combination is
the superior of Barnum's in both magnitude and
merit. There never has been an exnimtion
brought here that has presented such a wonderful
array of novelties as Forepaugh's. It is an abso
lute (act. and an who visit the exniDition win
see. a human being blown from a cannon which
is loaded with powder and fired in full view of
the audience: so. too, the visitor will see the
wonder-moving performances of the great herd
of twenty huge elephants, and twenty-two blood'
ed stallions and trick horses. And then there is
the wonderful act of the famous French equili
brist. Madame Zuila. who rides backward and
forward over a ? inch wire, stretched one hun
dred feet from the ground, and wheels ner bane
over the Bamehigh wire. Nowhere, except in
Forepaugh s great show, can be seen the miracu
lous performances of the Belbini & Yillion Troupe
of Bicyclers. These wonderful performers form
Kn ?theire' be?dfl' i,in do neulj
every act that is performed upon a horse, or upon
pyramids, engage in nav-spinniDg, buldu eacn
the ground in a circus rinir. upon the modern
steel.bicycle, while it is dashing around the arena
at twenty miles an hour. The menagerie con
tains, in aomtion to tramea lions, tigers, riranes,
etc., a monster hippopotamus, rhinoceros, aea
lions, and, in fact, it is a veritable Koab s ark."
We bespeak a liberal patronage for the great
show from our town, and assure our readers who
contemplate going that they will surely see every
CHARLOTTE MABKET, Oct. 27, 1881.
i Cotton quiet and steady at the following quo- j
tations : Good Middling 11, Middling 103, Low
Middling 10)4, Good Ordinary 9, Stains and
Tinges 8 to 9). Some few lots brought higher
figures than the above.
Country Flour, from wagons and by rail, $4
per sack. , A fine article brought slightly higher
figures. , . ; -.:
Corn 90 cents to 11 per bushel : Meal Si: no
I peaa or Oats offerinz: Sweet Potatoes 75 to 80
I . . ; ... f
i rpntu Beeswax 20.
Fresh Butter 23 to 25, and scarce ; Chickens
j 15 to 20 ; Eggs in demand at 20 cents per dozen.
NEW TORE, Oct 27, 1881.
Cotton quiet and steady Middling ll'i. Low
? LIVERPOOL, Oct. 27, 1881.
Cotton steady Middling Uplands 8.7-18 pence.
Local - Items.
We pall attention to the advertisement offering
for sale $150,000 of the First Mortgage Bonds of
the Atlantic, Tenn. & Ohio Railroad Company.
The proposition is worth the inquiry and investi
gation of capitalists.
The negro man, Allen Johnston, is to be
hanged on Friday, the 28th, in the Jail inclosure
in this city, for killing a negro known as Blind
There was only one citizen of Charlotte who
obtained a premium at the State Fair in Raleigh.
Miss H. Norwood got three. Best night dress
$3, best made calico dress $2, second best oil
painting $4. .... .
Mrs. Kerr & Sons came in for several, amount
ing in the aggregate to $50. , Mrs. Kerr must be
a successful manager . to produce such a list of
the "best" '
Mr. W. A. Watson of Union county, while re
turning home from Charlotte, was thrown from
his buggy and killed. The buggy was thrown
OTer b tte wheels running upon a stump.
Some thief entered the residence of Dr. With-
erspoonon Monday night, but was frightened
off by a lady (who was awakened by some noise)
calling to know who was there. There were
other houses in the vicinity that an attempt was
made to enter, but proved unsuccessful.
Mr. T. J. Freeman of this county, brought into
this office a fine large turnip, which he informs
ns is not an isolated one, but an average as the
fitlJ contains many, larger than the specimen.
It measured 16 inches in circumference and
weighed 2 pounds. -
We had the above in print when Mr. 8. B.
Griffith goes one better, sending ns one meas- j
urine; 20 inches in circumference and weighs 4 j
pounds.- These specimens do not reflect on the
season and one is at a loss to know how they
man acred to escape the drought Messrs. Free
man and Griffith will have a good supply of
turnips which will assist materially in feeding
stock in lieu of corn.
JSP Senator Hill, of Georgia, cannot
and does not talk much, because his tongue
has not yet healed from the operation of
removing a portion of the cancer. He
say& be feels as well as ever, and is confi
dent of recovery.
In this county, near Mallard Creek Church, on
the ith inst., by Kev. waiter w. f harr. Mr. N.
JS. iiarnharat of Charlotte, and Miss Jane E.
Alexander, daughter of Mr. Cyrenius Alexander.
In Pineville. on the 13th inst., by the Rev. G.
8. Robinson, assisted by Rev. L E. Stacy, Mr.
W.J. Liennegan and Miss u. f. Harris.
Near Catawba Station, on the 20th inst.. Dr. J.
H. Yount of Iredell county, and Miss Mary M
On the 20th inst, Mr. John A. Mouser of
Hickory, and Miss Adeline Huffman of Alex-
In Statesville. n the 12th inst,. by Rev. B. R.
Hall, Mr. A. V.JUioydof Liouiavule, Ky., and
Miss iranme ixve oi sratesvuie.
In this county, Berryhill Township, on the
24th inst., of cholera infantum, infant son of H.
XL and Mary A. Wilson.
Near Davidson College, on the 21st inst., Mr.
J. F. Pippin, aged 28 years.
In this county, on the 24th inst. Annie.
daughter of J. 11. Berryhill, aged about 13 years.
In Raleigh, on the 22d inst. Mrs. Charity H.
Manly, wife of the late Gov. Charles Manly, aged
In Chapel Hill, recently, Mrs. Laura L. Saun
ders, mother of Wm. L. Saunders, Esq., Secretary
oi state, aged 71 years ana v montns.
In Shelby, suddenly, on the 22d inst, Mr.
Thos. P. Weils, aged 45 years, an enterprising
citizen and formerly an extensive merchant of
In Cleaveland county, on the 15th inst.. Mr.
Eli Beattie. son of Mr. J. T. Beattie. aged 19
By virtue of an execution against Jefferson
Hurd in my hands, I will proceed to sell the two
Lots in the city oi Uhariotte at the corner of Hill
and Graham streets, and known on the Map of
the city of Charlotte as the Hurd Lots sale to
take place at the Court House door on the 5th
day of December, 1881.
ill. Xi. AIjUiAAJN UHiiV,
Oct 28. 1881. 6w Sheriff.
Send for Photographs and Prices.
I sell as cheap as any Furniture House hi the
My store is 145 feet long on the first floor and
140 feet on second story, l carry an
Immense Stock of Furniture.
I also keep Baby Carriages, Mattresses. Pic
tures, Mouldings, Frames, Window Shades, Cor
nices and Mirrors.
Also, a full line of Coffins and Caskets.
Thos. W. Andrews, formerly with Mr. Nichols.
is with me.
Come and see us at the White Front
E. M. ANDREWS,
Successor to E. G. Rogers,
Oct. 28, 1881.
Trade St, Charlotte, N. C.
First Mortgage Bonds ($150,000,
30 years, Six Per Cent Inter
est) Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio !
Railroad, extending 47 miles
from Statesville to Charlotte.
The undersigned, having been appointed agents
of the Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio Railroad, to
place the 1st Mortgage Bonds recently author
ized by the Board of Directors, beg leave to offer
them to the public by subscription.
The recent lease of this Road to the Charlotte,
i Columbia & Augusta Railroad for the term of 99 j
years at an annual rental of 823,000, secures the j
Davment of interest beyond neradventure. be
sides paying 3 per cent on the stock of the Com- j
oanv. As these Bonds run 5JU years, ana tne in
terest is thus secured, they become one of the
best investments that can be offered. The Board
of Directors have authorized the issue of 8200,-
000. but only 8150.000 (or 83.200 per mile) will
be issued at present, and perhaps this latter
amount will never be exceeded.
For further particulars apply to .? . i
M. P. PEGRAM.
Cashier 1st Nat Bank,
or A. O. BRENIZER.
Cashier Com. Wat Bank,
Oct. 28, 1881. .., 4w , Charlotte, N. C.
Fresh country Chickens, Apples, Cabbage, OAT
MEAL, and Richmond Sweet Potatoes by the
barrel." - ' '
Oct.7,1881. 8. M. HOWELL.
Housekeepers take Notice.
The finest assortment of first class Fancy Gro
ceries in Charlotte, amonz which are many arti
cles new I or this maraet, nave just been receivea
Marchl8.1881. - PERRTS,
Cooper's Elix. Buchu. Juniper, Cubebs and
Holland Oin, unsurpassed for all diseases of the
kidneys. Bold by wu-aun a bukvyxao
Oct. 21, 1881.
City Property for Sale.
At auction, at the courthouse, on TUESDAY
the 1st of November, 1881, 1 will sell the follow
ing houses and lots :
A front and back lot on Graham street: ad-
i joining the lots of M. E. Alexander and others. 1
.Each lot has a small improvement on it Ana two -vacant
lota on Pine street, adjoining W. B. Taylor
and others. -, . ..
2. The McLean house and lot, on Tenth and B '
streets. " ' : " ' ' ' ''' .
Tnucs : One-third cash, and the balance on
one and two years' credit, with interest at eight
percent.!.... -. -u;
Agent and Attorney for owners."
Oct 7,1881. tf ' : i
SALE OF HOUSES AND LOTS'
In the City of Charlotte. ,
Bv virtue of a Mortgage made by H. T. Butler
and L.L. Butler, to the Mutual Building, and.
Loan Association, registered io Book 26, page
892, 1 will sell at the Court House door in char
lotte, at public auction, on Saturday, the 5th of
.November, 1881, one llUliaJfi ana iaji on u .
street, adioininir the nronertv of B. T Wheeler :
and Mrs. Jackson, 54 feet front on 4th street, and ,
running back 186 feet . .
Also, one other HOUSE and LOT known as'
Lot No. 213, in square 31 at the corner of 5th
and Pine streets, f ronting 73 feet on otn street ana
running back 124 feet 4 Terms cash. ;,
. - , A. U. UlUiiPt V, '.,
Oct 7, 1881. ' 4w SecY- and Treasurer.
Some very desirable property in the city of
. Charlotte. , , J:
No. 1 A House with 7 rooms, in a large yard, .
beautifully shaded with Elm trees;. Well of
water and every convenience' usually oesireaj
located on Trade street, near the Air Line Depot.
Apply to Gen. V. U. liili, jrajetteviiie, Art ;
No. 2 An English Cottage with 8 roomV in a'1
very auiet. desirable part of the city : good Well '
of water, Gas, and all necessary out-buildings.
Apply to Uen. D. li. Uill. .. . e
No. 8 A large family residence, on Tryon
street, opposite J. L. Morehead's. : It contains 10
rooms, has a spacious yard and handsome : ;
grounds. f J J'.,-- a ,
Apply to uen. D. n. mil, or to j. it. oixong,
Editor Home and Democrat, or Mr. Frank Irwin
at City Mills, Charlotte. N. C. f U ta: ;
Ct7,1881. tl: : ..Ju: fiUX'i
ALEXANDER & HARRIS
"Are making a specialty of V' '
Ready-Made Clothing 'V ..
i This season, and their friends are requested not ,
to purchase before seeing their Stock.'.. ?V j
They have a complete Stock of everything In
Dry Goods :, ; ,
As cheap as can be found anywhere. . . 'v . .
Oct 21, 1881. ; ; - - ..
Our stock is now complete in all details, and'.
we invite an inspection of goods and prices. - We '
guarantee to sell the very best goods a; the very :
. Lowest . Prices. ; ; : ' 'u '
We carry in our stock a good assortment oi ;'t'i
Dress Goods. Domestic . Goods,
Cassimeres, Flannels, Jeans, r - .
Tickings, Gloves, Hosiery, Clothing, Shoes -Boots,
Hats, Caps, Trunks, Valises, and all other k;
goods adapted to general - household and family
Every body is invited to call and examine our
stock. Respectfully, .. .
Oct 21, 1881.
T.L. 8EIQLE & CO.
Wine and Whisky.
We have fine brand of wins and whisky, for
medical use. - - '
Oct 21, 1881. WIL80N & BURWELL.
Cough Syrup. . .
Burton Cough Syrup is the best Simple, safe
and sure. Sold by
Oct 21, 1881. WILSON & BURWELL . ,
Perfumery. ; ''r ;.' : r
Soaps, Perfumery, and all kinds of toilet art!-
cles, can be found at ''j
WILSON & BURWELL S
Drug Store, f
Oct 21, 1881. , Trade Street ,
JAS. P. IRWIN, , : j ;
: At thk old Post-offick Staxd,
Near the Court Hou$et, ,, ".
Offers to the public, at lowest prices, a fine stock ol ,
Staple and Fanoy Groceries. :
Including various grades of Flonr. Snffar and Mn.
lasses, Corn Meal, Bacon and Hams. A fine seleo .
tion of Teas, Coffees and Spices. ...
. Choice Soda Biscuits and Family Crackers
canned Goods, Jellies, Pickles, &c., &c. ;
Chewing and Smoking Tobaccos and Cigars. ' -
Just received, finest Quality of Oatmeal Also.'
10 pound Kits of best Mackerel.
Also. Bran. Mill Feed. Corn and Peas always on
hand. - - ': - - .
i i. ' i
For Retail Trade, to which we ;
pay special attention, we buy the best goods to
WILSON & BURWELL,
Sept 30, 1881. ' Druggists.
HARRISON WATTS. -
Corner Trade and College Sts., up Stairs.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Oct 14, 1881.
White and Red Onion Setts for sale by ;
W1L8QN & BURWELL.
Lanterns and Lamps. .
We have now on hand a fine stock of Lanterns .
and Glass Lamps.
WlliSOR ft BURWELL, 1 "
Sept 80, 1881. - Druggists.
E. J. H ALE & SON,
, Booksellers and Stationers,
17 Murray Street, NEW YORK.
Invite orders for School, Miscellaneous and Stan
dard Books, and for all kinds of Staple Station
ery. - . ; . .a -
WRITING PAPERS Cap, Letter Note and
BLANK BOOKS, of all Grades." ' '
ENVELOPES, all sizes and colors and ooall-
ties. ; - .
SCHOOL SLATES, best quality, all sizes. - -Slate
and Lead Pencils, Pens, Inks, Mucilage,
Feb 18, 1881.
E. J. HALE 'BOHtr
Johnston's Ready Prepared Kal '
somine, the best article of the kind now in use. "
WJXiBUK B nviiYKLd Agents.
Castor Oil, - : . ,
Laudanum, Essences, Tutt's Pills, and all- such
: Goods as are sold by Country Merchants can be -.
bad very low at Dn. T. C. 831ITH'8
Bepti7,i88i. ; : ; Drugstore.
China, Glass and Crockery,
.AT REDUCED PRICES. I' -
; J oat received a New Block of ;
CMna, Glass &ad Crockery.
White and Gold Band China,
Tea Sets, Flowered Rustic Tea
bets, and a general assortment: '
of White Granite and C. C-I
Ware. GLASS WARE of
every descriotion. All kinds
of housekeeping goods, knives and forks, Silver
Plated Castors, Tea ! and Table BpooBs, Butter
Knives, a general assortment of Lamps, Japan
ned Tin Chamber Sets. Bird Cages for Mocking
and Canary birds, waiters, Tea Trays, &c r Call,
and examine our stock.
I Oct 21, 1881. JAMES HABTY