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OLD SERIES : VOLUME XXX.
CHARLOTTE; X. C, FRITJAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1881.
VOLUME XL NUMBER 551s
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Charlotte Home and Democrat,
Published ever Fnnuv by .
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vjicbhiu vYomen. Locking the Tower or London. ine Speculation Craze. . . The Bravest Man in the Reriment Duration of Hnman Life.
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in marrying, men should seek happy Few persons are aware of the strictness It is a lamentable, fact that a large pro- l n i"So you want a story about a brave man. I Mr. Thompson in his "Cariosities of
WOmen. lneV make a terrible mistatp 1 with iVi5h tha Tnnror n( T ) .n ia .n o i rvM-tirtn f mnVinrl crot. tTioir livinrr o n rl a I liftla nonnlo'" ant A P,.1nl nnolk . I Tnnavif.s ' hag ml of Ctrl nnmanrninaMnf I A :-1.ut ti: II A.mk iWaWa tx' !
j. r. ainuflw, Editor & Proprietor, wnen tney marry for beauty, for talent or ed from foes without and treachery wh- princely living at that j, by taking unfair his nephew and nieces, gathered around centenarianism in England. One of the the Relieious Herald t : "! J i.ii'!u .uiV
IDT Bt Y It?. i 06 SWGGteBL Wl VPS nrA thnaA I in I ho nuromAnv rf fiVkiittin it nn nvurir L inn nialmnoot oHvanf arra rtf rkriiiitiiia ofL I nra Qrm.nliaiF ho tha 4n ' VV" 1 1 T.. 1 nnrfct rAmovVahlA is fn ft t rt m. vuitetnt. whit I CIT'U . QAV. -L. iL. j.Md.JAaf HAotmn
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Dr." t 'T. .Tichenor,1 JPretid(ent',.of 1tn
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Terns Two Dollabb for one year.
One Dollar for six mont
Subscription price due in advance,
Owic'Tim t a'W fa .j-r t.o I " f"ooco lucuKigw oecrei oi oeing nap- nignt continues to pe as solemn and riaid- lectins the necessities, oi tneir leiiow men.i plenty, oi tnemin my time, but the bravest I died near tne middle ot tne seventeentn
oi ai.uae to tne legitimate pro-, man x ever. Knew was a youns ensisn iu
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'Entered at the Post Office in Charlotte. N.
as second class matter." according to the
rule of theP; O. Department.
iry uuuer any or an circumstances. Kieh Iv Drecautionarv as if the French invasion We do not
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or poor, nign or low, it makes no differ- were actually afoot. Immediately after. feBMons, physic law education,' merchan- our regiment, whom we used-to call 'Gen
ence tne oright little fountain of joy bub- tattoo, all straugers are expelled, and the: dizing, but we meant the gambling corps tleman Bob,, and right well be deserved
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gaies once ciosea,:notning enort ot sucn j wno Bpeeuiaie in grain ; mea -ana oiner tne name, inougn not as we meant it.
ROBERT GIBBON, M. D ,
charlotte; N. c,
(Office earner Sth'and Tryon Street,)
Tenders his professional services to the public,
as a practical 8urgeon.' Will advise, treat or
operate hi all the different departments of Bur-
March 5, 1881.
Dr. JOHN H. MoADEN, .
CHARLOTTE, N C.J -.
Haaon hatad a large and well selected stock of
PURE DRUGS, Chemicals, Patent Medicines,
Famfly Medieineg, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Dye
Stnffd, Fancy and Toilet Articles, which he is de
termined to sell at the very lowest prices.
Jan 1,' 1&79.
DK T. C SMITH,
Druggist and Pharmacist,
Keeps a full line of Pure Drugs and Chemicals, " "i v,p,u'e. lu"i
Whit lJeaahtf Colors,' Machine and Tanners1 j the day of judgment
Oils, Patent Medicines, Garden seeds, and every-1 we owe to
thing pertaining to the Drug business, which he I women.
will sell at low prices.
March 88. 1879.
J. F. McCombs, M. D ,
Offers hiar prof assio&al services tu the citizens of
Charlotte ahcT surrounding country. All calls,
both night and dav. Drommlv attended to.
Office in Brown s building, up stairs, opposite
the Charlotte Hotel.
Jan. 1, 1873.
DR. J. II. MILLER,
Charlotte, N C.
All calls promptly answered day and night.
Office over Traders' Rational Bank Residence
opposite" W. ft. Myers;
Jan. 18, 1878i '
DR. M. A. BLAND,
I i ; CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Office in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte
Oas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
Feb 16v 1878 - - - -
Dii GEO. W; GRAHAM,
j 1 CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Pr'a'ct'fee -Limited to the
EYE. EAR AND THROAT.
March 18, 1881.
A. BURWELL. P. D. WALKER.
BTJRWELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
charlotte, n. c.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts,
Office' adjoining Court House.
Nov , lnoU. .
Wit S OK. & B U BWELLi
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C,
Have a large pod -complete Stock of everything
pertaining to the Drug Business, to which they
invite the attention "of all buyers both wholesale
and retail: -Oct
7, 1880! '
Dies up lUBt as ' musical! v in thir hrt.R
Nothing ever goes wrong with ; them; no
trouble is too serious for them "to make
the best of it." Was ever the stream of
calamity so dark and deep that the Bun
light ot a happy face across its turbid side
would not awake an answering gleam?
Why, these joyous tempered people don't
know halt the good they do. No matter
ho w cross and crabbed you feel, no matter
if your brain is full of meditations on "af
flictive dispensations," and your stomach
with medicines, pills and tonics, just get
one of those cherry little women to talk
to you, and we are not afraid to wager
anything that she can cure you. The
long drawn line about your mouth will re
lax, the cloud of settled gloom will vanish
nobody knows where and the first
thing you know you are laughing. Ah !
what a blessing are these happy women!
How often their little hands guide the
ponderous machinery of life with almost
an invisible touch! No one knows, until
reveals, how much
these hopeful, uncomplaining
We have a complete stock of Blacksmiths'
Tools of the best quality and at prices that will
put tnem within the reach ot every Farmer.
Nov. 1, 1880. KYLE & HAMMOND.
J. C. Burroughs
Offers to the public the celebrated
Universal and Star Cotton : Gins
. Sept. 23, 1881. 2m.
ALEXANDER & HARRIS
opening a very large and beautiful
imperative necessity of fire or 6udden . ill
ness can procure , their being opened till
their appointed hour next morning. '
1 he ceremony, of locking up is very
ancient, curious, and stalely. , A few
minutes before the clock, strikes the hour,
of eleven on Tuesdays and Fridays, twelve
the head ward, clothed in a long red
cloak, beariug in .his hands a huge bunch;
ot keys, and attended by a broiher.warden,
carrying a hugelariierDappeans'in front
of the main guard-bouse, and calls out in
a loud voice : 'Escort keys !" ,
Ihe sergeant of the Guard, with hve or
six men, turns out and lollows him to toe
Spur, or outer gale, each sentry chal
lenging as they pass his post, "Who goes
The gate be'ng carefully locked and
barred the warden wearing as solemn an
aspect and making as much noise as pos
sible, the procession returns, and the sen
tries exacting the same explanation, and
receiving the same answers as before, ar-
ing once more in lront of the mam
guard-house, the "sentry gives a loud
stamp with his foot,--and the following
conversation takes place between him and
the approaching ' party : "Who goes
there?" ' " '
"Keys." ' '' ; "
"Whose keys?" ' ' ;
"Queen Victoria's keys."
"Advance with Queen Victoria's keys,
and all is well." ' !' '' ' ' '
The 'yoeman porter 'then 'exclaims:
"God bless Queen Victoria!
necessaries of lifewnThiS' wicked and ne
farious practice has become lamentably
prevalent of late in fhjs country;. and the
gigantic proportional and immense power
ot the "ring" are such as to defy, law and
right in any aitempi,lp pu it down,,,, Re
cently it has thruHt jits, disgusting and in-
century ' at the hyperbolical . age of one
hundred and. seventy-two years, and is
said to have received the honor of being
buried at Westminster. Another is that
the world ever saw.
a future. , Her. soil.
ducts, her mineral resources," her manu
facturing facilities, present a combinattdn
No people have such , ,
her climate, her pro ,
of advantages such as are -found ' in no
'Soldiering is a very different thing of Henry Jenkins, who is said to have I other land. ; The. hiirb moral' tone; of
now from it was in my young days. Then I lived to one. hundred and seventy-five. I her people, the strength of .her,; Christian '
the harder an English officer drank, 1 the Lord Bacon, of Verulam, in his book "De faith, the culture .of, hr highest classes,"
louder he swore,' the more he bullied his Vita et Morte," speaks of the "deaths of place the South " where "no1 other jjedple
men; and : the 4 readier he -was to fight a eontemporaries at the ages of one hundred stand. ' . "H7.4 ! -'Mi . j nf
duel, the better his comrades liked him, and fifty and even of one hundred and "The small buddings on the greitnoak I
and were much the same as the rest. ' So sixty years, ages that were proved, he prove that it has survived the winter And .
solent front to the. open light of day, as if J you may fancy what 1 we thought when a I eaid, by judicial documents quite worthy I that spring is at baud. , .The , survival,, af r
td mock the victim it curses and destroys, man hke.'Gcentlemau Bob came among us, of faith. The family of Thomas Parr, who I the misfortunes of the past isone of ,ther
The speculation wasvset on foot, and the I wh was always sober and orderly, and I died in his hundred and fiftysecond year, j grandest "evidences ; of the strength bfodt "
price of gram went up with a bound ten, j mstead of brawling and rioting like the I incontestably enjoyed the privilege of a J civilization and' betokens the 'eoming of
twenty, fifty, a hundred per cent, till con- i rest of us, spent his spare time over scien-l very great length of life. Parr left three I better day. ' Indeed, that day has! already
sumers, hundreds of them, were unable to tific books, and read a chapter of the Bible I grandsons, who died, one at one hundred I dawned i Go tiwhero-.you ; may ? over? the,
meet the daily" wants or'home,, arid ' suffer
ing was entailed upon their families, while
LADIES' NECKWEAR, a tremendous stock
of Table Linens, all grades. A large stock of
Marseilles Quilts. All kinds of Flannels Basket,
Opera and Plain.
Thej are making a specialty of
For Gentlemen and Youths, this season.
They have Hoop-Skirts, White Goods, Laces,
Embroideries of all kinds, and other goods too
numerous to mention
Remember we have a large stock of Carpets ;
also cheap Cassimeres, Jeans, Ac, for pants and
t$ "Foster" Kid Gloves, patented June 13th,
1876. Ask for a pair of the J) oster Kid Gloves,
the best in the market.
The officer on' duty gives the' word,
"Present Arms !' the firelocks rattle, the
officer kisses the hilt of his sword, the es
cort tall in among' their companions,' and
the yoeman porter marches majestically
across the parades; alone, to deposit the
keys in the lieutenant's lodgings. ' -!
Hargraves Wilhelm. '
every morning and evening. How we did and twenty-four, the second at one hun-1 South, vou will see evidences, of .improve-
iaun anu maxe mocK oi mm ! liuttneiureu auu iweuty-uve, ine inira at one i ment in . every department oi lnuusiry.
the heartless speculators were growing provoking thing was that he never seemed I hundred and twenty-six years. William The fact that Northern capital is taking 1
rich on the bread unjustly snatched from to mind it, and he was so good-natured, I Parr died at Birmingham in 1770, one I possession of the railroads of the South
the hands ot the poor. As a consequence and so ready to do anv one a erood turn hundred and twenty years old. after hav-1 shows that the North has faith id the :
wnen ne couia, tnat it ought to nave made I mg naa ioriy-iour cnuaren, grana-cnuuren i tature of the ftouth. -, JNever, oeipre were u
us ashamed ol ourselves ; but it didn't. I and great-grandchildren die. John Tice I there so many great railroads being, con-'
"But before long : something did make I died in 1770, after a troubled life of one structed in our region The ceWua rep6rts' 4
us ashamed of ourselves. Ourcolonel was I hundred and twenty-six years. ' ' Mr. show ' that ' there has beeh 90Xr tiet-cerJti ,Tf
in a great hurry one day to find the where-1 Thompson cites also, as entirely worthy f advance within ten years in the aron and. ;
abouts ot a village that wasn't on his map, of laitn, the death of one liordpu at i!.dn- coal products of Alabama, and yet we are
and none of us could help him,' when lo! burg in 1775, at the age of one hundred pot able to supply jthq demands , n ,Bir , .
forward stepped 'Gentleman Bob with a and thirty-one years. According to Dr. mingham. Ala., a lot of land that sojd 'a '
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ueaii map ui uia unu urnwiug, aim iuertj i wuwo uwuiuuu, uinumtu nuopuoi uau iew years ago tor uir u3rBiuvD uiuuguv
was the very place just where it should in 1806 one hundred and twenty centena-j 16,500.' Then," tod, 'the tnanufa'dthreA;tof'u
nans, thirteen ot whom were bachelors. I cotton and Cotton seed oil WiiocreasiDffi i.l
A man applied at a life insurance office in almdst as fast as theproduetiou.ofirorfivJ.f
London, in 1875, for insurance, , who said, coal. The .improvement in stocks-raising
in answer to questions, that on his father's all over the South is another good lbdica
side his grandfather had died at one hun- tion. Our people are thrrirng'thfeir atteh" J
dred and ten and his 1 grandmother at tion to raisinor grassed and growing twool. -i J
ninety-five, and the same ancestors on the fruits, early vegetables, i&ovuIi have'r.ho; w
mother's side at one hundred and at ninety- doubt that the annual .trade; jn fr.uit andi
nine years ; his mother, still living, was vegetables alone will! ui eight v.. years,"...
one nunarea ana nve, ana nis iatner naa i equal tne present value oi ine couoq cropv
died at one hundred and eight. A man I The Northern coast of the Gulf bf Mexico
of ihe rise iu grain, all oiher necessities of
life : began to rise too, s till the working
class are: now left well nigh : helpless. .on
their meagre pay. And indeed many of
ihem are to-day without pay at all, for
hundreds of mills and factories are now
idle in consequence, of the, lack of water
power to run. them. This would be a sad
state of affairs to contemplate, were it an
evil ihat could not be averted but as it
is, it is a diabolical and heartless' tyranny:
and deserves the axe of the guillotine, if
hapily, the' monster had but one neck
that could be severed at a single drop of
the knife. " ; ; - '
iThere may be '.many farmers Who, tak
ing a mistaken view ot the matter, really
reioice in the5 rise in ; grain, fcc. But let
us aik them, How . much do rises of this
sort beneht the larmer t . It a man1, has a
guard devoutly respond, surplus; of grain to sell and nothing to buy,
these rises are, of, course, to bis' benefit.
But how many . farmers, do you, reader
know who are . in this 'coriditioii ? You
could "Hell ihem in mighty quick; time..'
Well, then if what you have to buy goes'
up too, in proportion to the rise in grain,
where" is the benefit" that will insure to
be. The Colonel looked at it, and then at
us, and said,' 'it s not otten, gentlemen,
that the youngest officer of a regiment is
also the smartest; let this be a lesson to
you. . ;
Xou may be sure this reproof made us
none the more merciful in talking against
poor liob; and perhaps we might have
done something more than talk but for a
thing that happened. ' One of our men who
used to have tits ot madness every now
and then, from an old wound in the head, who presented himself at the police office I is! the natural centre of trade for.ttJo West"
came flying along with ' a big knite in his
hand, slashing at every thing within
reach. Some cried to shoot him, .but Bob
said, quietly, A man's life is worth more
than that; let me try. And in a moment
he had seized the fellow's knife-hand, and
of Doccaster in 1872, said that he was one ern; hemisphere. , Then configurations ..f;b
hundred and eight years old, and had bad the continent,, the directions of the great - v
twenty-two children, and that his wife had rivers, the sweep of the ocean currents and
died in 1870, at ninety-nine. The Rev. the prevailing winds all point to the mbu'th '"'
Mr; Bradon, of Southampton, was con- bf the Mississippi fes the' natural "centrei. uj
gratulated by the Queen on the occasion IThere is laod enough adapted to the growth
you in : consequence of ' the speculation ? j tripped him so cleverly that he was down I of his hundredth birthday in 1877. The I of sugar contiguous to New;.0reans;0
Sept 30. 1881.
ALEXANDER & HARRIS.
Cotton Gins Insured
AGAINST LOSS BY FIRE.
The undersigned is ready to issue Policies of In
surance on Cotton Gins or Mills run either by
steam or water. This is an important matter to
farmers and owners of Gins and Mills, and their
attention is especially called to it.
E. NYE HUTCHISON,
Sept, 9 1881. Agent.
We are now receiving our Fall and Winter Stock
HALES & FARRIOR,
Practical Witch-dealers and Jewelers,
Charlotte, N. C.,
1Tna a fnlt atnr.k of handsome Jewelrv. and
clocks, spectacles, &c which they sell at fair Ladies', Misses and Children's
prices. - ' - v
Repairing of Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, &c,
done promptly, and satisfaction assured.
Containing all the latest styles and qualities of
Store next to Springs' corner building.
July 1; 1879. -
Grocery and Provision Dealers,
Have always in stock Coffee, Sugar, Molasses,
Syrups, Mackerel, 8oaps, Starch, Meat, Lard,
Hams, Flour, Gran Seeds, Plows, &c, which w
offer to both the Wholesale and Retail trade. All
are invited to try us, from the smallest to the lar
Jan 17, 1880.
. Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Groceries, Provisions, &c,
College Street, Charlotte, N. C.
Sells Groceries at lowest rates for Cash,
and buys Country Produce at
highest market price.
t" Cotton and other country Produce sold on
commission and prompt returns made.
Cotton Buyer and General Commission Merchant.
In Sanders & Blackwood's Building,
North College St , Charlotte, N. C.
March 26, 1881.
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H. W. HARRIS,
Attorney at Law,
CHARLOTTE. N C.
Office In the Henderson building, nearly oppo
site Court House.
Sept 2, 1881.' 3mpd
Charlotte Marble Works.
W; G. BERRYHILL,
Charlotte, N. C,
Dealer li MONUMENTS -TOMBS & GRAVE
STONES; and 'MARBLE-WORK
of every description.
. Having just returned f real tha North, where I
purchased a large assortment of fine Monuments,
Marble Blahs, and a rood assortment of Stone in
my'ltae; I ass prepared to offer fair terms to suit
the timeai to persons wanting work in my line.
amr guarantee satisfaction. 1 have in my employ
some of the best workmen to be found ia the
Southern 8tates.rr 4 W- G- BERRYHILL.
Sept 16, 1881.'ui ' '3mpa 4' v"
Hats and Bonnets.
Also, all the novelties for trimming : Feathers,
Flowers. Ribbons, Silk. Flashes, Satins, Orna
Also, our usual large and attractive stock of
White Goods, Laces, Embroideries, Neck Wear,
Gloves and Hosiery. Corsets, Shawls Uloaas,
Skirts. Ac. Another large stock of Ladies' Mus
lin Underwear just received, that we are oSering
at very low prices.
Oct. 14, 1881. MRS. P. QUERY.
TIDDY'S CITY BOOK STORE
A well selected Stock of
Including Note, Letter, Sermon, Legal and Fools
cap, which they propose to sen cheap ior casn.
Also, French Paper of every description with
Eavelopes to match.
Also, Paper in boxes, to suit the most fastidious.
SOCIAL ETIQUETTE OF NEW YORK.
A standard treatise upon the laws of good society
in New York.
CONGRESS TIE ENVELOPES a new lot
Edward Todd & Co.'s Celebrated
A Pen by somt considered superior to a Gold Pen.
TIDDY & BRO. are also Agents for Emer
son's celebrated Rubber HAND-STAMPS ; and
any orders given them will receive prompt atten
tion. S" Cash paid for Rags.
Carriages, Phaetons, nuggios, sec.
I have a good
of the latest
style & superior
Call and exam
ine the work.
, CHAS. WILSON, Sr.,
! College Street,
in front of Sanders & Blackwood's Warehouse,
Jan 14, 1881 y Charlotte, U
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.
Our Stock or Dress Goods and Dress trim
mings is the most varied and attractive eye
seen in this city. . . . ,
Ulsters. Walking Jackets, and Children's Cloaks,
in all qualities and shades.
Shawls, Ualmorals, Kepellants, uioaKings, un
Cretonnes, Worsted Fringes, to match. Velvets,
Velveteens, Plush, &c.
A complete line of Flannels, Cassimeres, Da
masks and Towels.
A large assortment of Ladies' and Gents Neck
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 15 cents.
HARGRAVES & WILHELM.
Sept 30, 1881.
W. A. TRUSLOW,
Jeweler and Watch Repairer,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
Respectfully announces that, having succeeded
IS. J. Allen, in the watch ana je jiry Dusiness,
he has just added to his stock of
Watches, Jewelry, Silverware,
CLOCKS, SPECTACLES, &c, -
And he hopes by close attention to business and
fair dealing to merit a share of patronage. -
Fifteen years constant experience in the
WATCH REPAIRING' Department enables
him to fully warrant every Watch entrusted to
Do not forget the old stand on Tryon street,
near the Square.
Oct. 7, 1881. tf '
A large variety, just received, very cheap at
July 22. 1881.
-That -such has been- the case id 'fact you
all know. We are sure, then, that farm
ers. aa class, do not reioice at the snd
den and stupendous rise in breadstuff's
It is only the man who has kept out ot
debt and has nothing to buy -it there is
one such -r who is at all benefitted by this
unhealthy state of the : market ; ; and we
are sure there lives in the hearts of our
deserving yeomanry too much sympathy
and, fellow-feeling ior needy consumers to
feel any pleasure at the rise in the neces
saries of life, when that rise, as is well
known to be the case, is brought about by
the illegitimate and iniquitous dealings of
the speculators. AH alike must depre
cate a state of affairs which places so
many, thousands of honest working men
and women at the inercv of a few hun
dred heartless gamblers. Arid who knows
tbat'the worst has come t Who can as
sureus"that greater evils' are not just
ahead of us ? So abnormal is the present
condition of thingsj that American trade,
with so many resources cut off or crippled,
may not. be able to stand the pressure,
and another financial crisis may be the
results : i. -j
A crisis, if it comes, ought to fall light
est upon the farmers, but even they must
feel its effects in no very pleasant degree,
before we could call out; and then some of Rev. James Hingham died at Uist in supply the wants ot tha continent and to ( r
the men secured him. February, 1879, aged one hundred and furnish vast amounts for exportation. It
"Of course we could aav nothing against I three. He had learned Hebrew and Ger-1 onlv needs the proper 'application of ma-
Bob's pluck after that. A few days later man after he was ninety; his father died at j chinery and labor ' to effedt this ' great. l;
came one of the greatest battles of the one' hundred and' his grandfather at one result. As to cotton,1 the -lowland along r
hundred and nve. ropuiar cience. I the Mississippi river can prodnce ten vmilr,!
mj J lion bales annually. Texas can grow. as .
I Can and I Will. I mnr.h mnrp tipflidpn ?t vant herffn of rattle-." '
war, and we were so hard pressed on the
left,-where my regiment was,: that at last
there was nothing for it but fall back.
vve formed again under cover ot some
thickets, but even there we had enough to
do to hold our grouud, for the enemy had
brought up several guns, and were giving
it to us pretty hot.
"Suddenly, between two gusts ot smoke,
one of our wounded, lying out on the open
plain, was seen to wave his hand feebly,
as if for help. It was one of our lieuten-
ants, one had been harder than any one
upon 'Gentleman Bob,' and his chance
was a poor one, for it seemed certain death
to try and reach him through such a pelt
of shot, while if a bullet didn't finish him,
the scorching sun was pretty sure to do
"All at once a man was seen stepping
out from a sheltering thicket, and that
man was 'Gentleman Bob.' He never
looked to right or left, but went straight
to where his persecuter wss lying helpless,
and tried to raise him. At farst the
French banged away at him like fury, but
How many boys there are who can, but and its immense supplies of- krain.!iNfew
never do, because they have no willpower, I Orleans is to be the grand emporium' of
or if they have, do not use it! Before un-1 trade for the continent." When ship com-
dertaking to perform any task you must 1 munication ist made across the,, Isthmus,
careiuiiy consiuer wnemer you cau uu i i new vsneans must uecynie me greav ceuire
and once convinced that you are able to of trade for North America ; and aothing
accomplish it, then say, "I will do it," with I can divert it but an imperial despotism
a determination that you will never give I holding huge investments of capital else-
up till it is done, and you will be success-j where. .
ful. The difference between 'Give up' and I "Take it all in all, the smiling sun
nnn'' anil ' T san oni wrill ' la lilat tVlA I wtwrAm IaaItAj) nnrtn a tiurff a AAnntrtf' Af a
i-a . .. n j r . : I 3 1 .1 i 1 1 ? .l.
uiuereucu uetweeu viutury uu ueieab iu
all the great conflicts of life.
: Boys, adopt for your motto, 'I can and j
Ii will, and victory will be yours in all
life's battles. 'I cau and I will,' nerves
the arms of the world's heroes to-day in
grander people than we have here' in the
South." -;.;t i-i. i iriy.V ,!
Settling Disputes by Arbitration.
, Among the business men of New York
custom to refer their dis-
Peas and Pea MeaL
The7 very best food for horses and cows.' For
sale by"' ' ; ' ' "
Vf u v; JOHN VANLAND1NGHAM.
A.- A. GASTON,
And House Furnishing Goods,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
ww s . m a. a i o. J FI
Central Motel Barber Shop.-. .S&T
aTT'.Tl yfftft? Tn The Basement of the Cen- j will be paid to any party that ever sold a larger
al Hater, slflrcarriea on. f he Tonsorial Art in its or heavier Stove than the "Barley Sheaf." I have
sold the ".Barley aneat ' ior eievenyears.
CONFECTIONERIES, GROCERIES, &c.
Cakes and Bread.
C. S. HOLTON, at the Rising Sun Store, oppo
site the Old Market, still keeps a large assortment
of Confectioneries, &c, and a good selection ot
choice Family Groceries all of the freshest and
Bread and Cakes.
His Bread is considered superior by all who use
it, and his assortment of Cakes is fine.
t" Wedding Cakes and Cakes for Parties pre
pared in the best style at short; notice.
tiive me a trial wnen you neeu anyuung in my
line. . . ..
. , C. S. nOLTON.
Jan. 14, 1881,
and raised their caps to him in salute.
liob lifted the wounded man gently in
his arms, and shielding him with his own
body, brought him back into our lines;
and such a cheer as went up then I never
heard before or since."
'But what became of 'Gentleman Bob?"
asked an impatient boy.
"He is now my brother-in-law, and your
papa," said the colonel, - exchanging a sly
look with a fine looking man on the other
side of the room.' Harper's Young Peo
Habit of Untruth.
Some men seem to have a constitutional
inability to tell the. simple truth. They
may not mean to lie or to tell an untruth,
But they are careless careless in hearing,
careless in understanding, careless in re
peating what is said to them. These well
meaning but reckless people do more mis
chief than those who intentionally loment
strne dv aeiioerate iaisenoou. mere is
no firebrand like your well meaning busy
body, who is continually in search of scan
dal, and by sheer habit misquotes every
This carelessness is a sin of no small
ma ' 4 m
son. ihe following day ne came into my
room to demonstrate bis problems. Two
of them he understood, but the third a
very difficult one he had not performed.
I said to him.
'Shall I help you?'
'No, sir! I can and will do it, if you will
give me time.'
I said, 'I will give you all the time you
The next day he came into my room
to recite another lesson in the same study.
'Well, biraon, have you worked that
'No. sir,' he answered, 'but 1 can and
will do it if you will give me a little more
'Certainly : you shall have all the time
1 always like those boys who are deter
mined to do their own work, for they make
various branches. He'and his assistant Artists
a re so well known for their skill that it needs no
multiplicity of .words to inform the public where
beards can be shaved smoothly and hair cut and
dressed in fashionable style and "with dispatch."
Glr.him Attrial. - GREY TOOLE.
Jufyf 89, 1881.' v Under Central Rotet
Call at my Store under Central Hotel building,
and examine my stock.
rjy Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware manufactured
to order, and all Repairing promptly executed.
Feb 1, 1881. A. A. UAB1UW.
Wholesale and Bcteil Dealer in t
FURNITURE, BEDDING, &c.
I have now in Store a well seltcted stock em
bracing everything found in a
First-class Furniture Store, r
Such as Bedroom and Parlor Suits, Lounges,
Tet-a-Tets. Whatnots, Marble and Wood Top
Tables, Dining Tab es, Washstands, Bureaus,
Wardrobes, Book Cases, &c.
t3T CHAIRS of all kinds and cheap Bedsteads
at pricts to suit the times.
I respectfully solicit a shure of patronage,
COFFINS of 'atl'- grades kept on hand ready r
made. ; ' 11 ' :
No, 5 West Trade Street, "
J. n 19, 1881 . , ' Charlotte. N.C. :
i Cotton Gins. ; 11
A lot of the improved Griswold Gins, "made by
O. W. Massey of Macon, Ga.; jfist received and for
sale by Jr-McLAUGHLIN, Agent.
Aug, 961881, i Ji.u..s .-. .
V Rubber. .Belting.
A complete Stock of Rubber Belting, Rubber
and Hemp Packing. Alaotall sizes and kinds of
Rope at bottom prices
-.r . . . .don a - - ' -
We warn them to be prepared for i the when they saw what he was doing, sever-
worst as each one best may. ' On the J al officers called out, 'Don't fire, my boys,' j gave him three examples for the next les-
larmer iaus tne puraen oi recuperauon
when a crash comes. There is no real
wealth but that produced from. 'the soil.
All other is unreal and unstable; Order
your affairs well. Live well, within your
means. ..Remember you are the salvators
of the nation the men who have tore-
pair the wrongs wrought by the unholy
hand of the gamblers in grain. ; Since the
evil cannot - (it appears) be uprooted, do
the best you can to avert its worst effects
from yourselves and those engaged in
legitimate trade and handicraft. Your
interest is directly connected with that of
the consumer. If he is too poor to . buy
your products will do you little good. A
thrifty working class in the cities is the
true field for the farmer, it is that which
makes' farming profitable. Farmers, as a
class, should seek direct trade with them,
and as far as possible divert, their crops
from the hands of those who gamble in
them. Rural Messenger.
Making Money. Some people can
hardly make a living, and some lay up
money. Why is it? Into a village of a
few hundred inhabitants a young man
came, and was employed as a clerk in the
store; he lived there fifty years and laid
up $100,000. Other men worked as hard,
but did not lay up money. Near the vil
lage was a beautiiul farm. The owner ot
it had it trom his father, lie did not
drink or - gamble, and yet he could
make 'a living, and so borrowed money,
and to secure it gave a mortgage ; on the
farm.' In a few years ' his farm was sold,
and he was obliged to move away. A
Scotchman with but' little money and a
large family passed by and saw the house
was vacant and struck a' bargain with the
owner.- Me began to work, to save ana
to pay, and in ten or twelve years he was
the entire owner. Then he went on and
laid up money, and: now is a rich: man.
The art of : making - money is one that
it in a. orrowincr
whatever department of labor they are en- puleg t0 arbitration. A suit at1 law, which
gagedyfl can and I will, has fought and ja8tg from eight months to five years; and!'
won ail, vue great uaiues ui me sou ui me
world. ' .
I know of a boy who was ' preparing to
enter the junior class bf the University.
tie was studying lrigonometry, and 1
costs from two .thousand, to; a , hundred
thousand dollars, is itself too monstrous a, .
grievance to be the redress of a grievance.' . '
Hence, members of bur Exchanges' framV 1
tually bring matters' in dispute before the -Committee
on Arbitration, who givetherh,.
a hearing) and often - decide a .matter, in
thirty minutes whfch might linger in curt ,
for years. : "' ' " ''' ' ' " '
Most of our readers can call to mind
trials that have lasted i months, I and cost
many tens of thousands ,pf dollars, f nlyto.
result in a disagreement, of : the jury. .
Some such trials could have been settled, ; '
and settled justly, by 1 any : fair-minded ' :
man, after a hearing of three hours. ' Oa
grounds purely technical, evidence is often I ?
excluded, , which, woald; clear (the matter nJ
up in ten minutes., Hence the increasing '
popularity of arbitration.' ' ''" :
Perhaps there is more in this than tooW
appears, and it may b bat the beginning m
of changes both extensive, and salutary, ;
reople laughed when some one proposed
to govern the city of New Yortby con
tract, and many of bur editorial ' friends '
nave lately maae merry over tne new
our best scholars, and men too. The third I periodical that advocates "the abolition of
morning vou should have seen Simon en
ter my room. I knew he had it, for his
whole lace told the story of his success.
Yes, he had it, notwithstanding it had
cost many hours of the severest mental la
bor. Not only had he solved the prob-
the State." We do not profess to under
stand precisely the meaning of- this ' new
kind of abolition. It may be, however,
that many l things that are now' done
badly, slowly, , and very expensively, by
government, may in tne tutnre be done
lem, but what was of infinitely greater lm- better, quicker and cheaper by private
portance to him, he began to develop I agencies. . s
magnitude. A man's duty to God and to mathematical powers which, under the in
his fellows requires him to be caretul I epiration of 'I can and I will,' hehascon
for what' else were brains and common I tinued to cultivate, until to-day heia pro
sense given him? Of course that other f(,Mnr of mathematics in one of our largest
not class, the malignant scandal mongers who 00iieges, and one of the ablest mathemati- charging
ley, a fiendish pleasure m promoting j cilin8 of h; yeir8 i OUr country. thejr ttm(l Ti
We can imagine private courts-of ' arbi '
tration, wherein one, twd or three men of ; l
experience and knowledge might "make a
ousineBS ' oi aeciaing ciaims ana aisputes ;
a proper, compensation for
strife, who deliberately garble men's words
and twist their sentiments, is in the
minority, and people have a very decided
opinion regarding them. Most men mis
represent because they don't seem to think
that care in speaking the truth is a pre
The effects of this careless misrepresent
ing of others are seen everywhere. Its ef
fect on the individual is to confirm him in
a habit of loose, distorted and exaggerated
should be carefully studied. , If you take statement; until telling the truth become.
a dollar and lend it out at .six per. cent in
teretit, it will double itself in sixteen years,
If yo take a dollar and buy something
with it, and then sell at a profit, and keep
on doing so, you increase . your capital.
These jthree ways are the foundation ways
' bf money-making. ,' All business is on oue
of these three forms, those who succeed
the best are those whoJt now the - most
My young friends, let your motto ever
can I willJ
-.7 .... I t
Man's lot is not a happy one. .Kq
sooner is he free from bis mother's apron
strings an-slipper than-jhe becomes the
slave of some tyrant in pinkand white, and
marries. His wife then bosses him. until
a baby comes along, and, then the, baby
bossea the whole family,,' . .
EEducation is a better safezuard. of
Nov l; 1880 "" ".KYLE'iS HAMMOND." i liberty than a standing wmjj Everett
a moral impossiointy. no otner tning
causes so many long standing friendships
to 'be broken, so many dissensions in
churches, so much bitterness in communi
ties and so much evil everywhere. It is
an abuetthat calls for the rebuke ot every
honorable man; a rebuke that shall be
given not only in words whenever occasion
demands, "but by example. The. Persians
were'. said 'to teach .their youth three
things; to ride, to draw the bow,' and to
speak the truth. ; A little more instruction
bn thi latter head "would do. no harm to
Our 'adyanced civilizstion. Examiner
and Chronicle., ,
North Carolina in 1878 produced
44,668 bushels buckwheat, 2,421 bushels
barley' 28.019.839 bushels corn, 3,838,068
bushels1 bats, 285,160 bushels rye, and
8,397,393- bushels wheat.
j -IllltJ c -rM't' .' . Jl:-,w "T
The Swiss "God-Nlght."
Among the lofty mountains and elevated
valleys of Switzerland the Alpine horn
has another use besides ' that of sounding
the far-famed Ranz des V aches, or Cow
Song, and this is of a very solemn and
impressive nature. When the sun nas set
in the valleys, and the snowy summits ot
the mountains gleam with golden light,
the herdsman Who dwells upon the highest
habitable spot takes bis horn and pro
nounces clearly and loudly through it, as
through a speaking trumpet, l raise the
As soon as the sound is heard by the
neighboring huntsmen they issue from
their huts, take1 their Alpine ' horns and
repeat the same words. This frequent
ly lasts a quarter of an hour, and the calls
resound from all the mountains and rocky
cliffs; around. - Silence at length ' settle?
over ' the scene. All huntsmen kneel and
ray with1 uncovered heads. Meantime it
as become quite dark.
: 'Good night r at last calls the highest
herdsman throngh his horn. "Good night!"
again resounds from all the mountains, the
horn of the huntsmen and the rocky cliffs.
The mountaineers "then retire to their
dwellings and to rest. "
and 'labor: "Such' things' may
be. Meanwhile we give the sage advice
to our readerswithout) extra i charge.
to settle their differences in any fair
way except by going, to law" about,
Going to law is better than r fighting,
and that is the best thing we can say for
2 "l ij. :
God's Creatures; 'j
One day a boy was tormenting 'it kitten"
His little sister, with her eyes full of tears,
said to him: "O, Philip 1 don't do that; it.
is God's kitten.'' .That word of the little
girl was not lost. It was set on wheels.
Philip left off tormenting the kitten,', but ;
he could not help thinking bout what his
sister ' had said, 1 'God's kitten, , God'a
creature, for he made it,'? he said to Jjim
self, "I never thought of that before.", The
next day on his way to school he met one
of his companions beating unmercifully, a '
poor, half-starved looking dog. Philip ran !
up to him, and before he knew it was ushjg;
bis sister's words, saying, f Don't do tfeatr
Ned jit's God's creature," 9iiT u:Ait ht .
td&" The man who is curious to see how
the ' world ' could get ' along without bintj
can find out by sticking a cambric needle
into a mill pond, and then withdrawing it
and looking at the hole. ,JJii