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CHARLOTTE. N. C.
Lift the Borden.
Democratic Leaders on Tax Reduction.
The St. Louis Republican (a Democratic
newapaper) has secured letters from
Hons. John G. Carlisle of Kentucky,
SamuelS. Cox of New York, Benton Mc
Millan of Tennessee. C. U. iirecken ridge
of Arkansas. Wm. C. P. Breckenridge of
Kentucky, Samuel J. itandail oi Jfensyi
vania. George D. Wise of Virginia. John
S. Henderson of North Carolina, and P.
A. Collins of Massachusetts, on the sub
ject of tax reduction. The questions
which elicited these letters look to a bus
pension of hostilities between the Demo
cratio majority and the Democratic mi
nority in Congress and the union Oi both
divisions of the party on a feasible meas
ure of tax-reduction which will pass to
the Senate in spite of Republican opposi
Mr Carlisle writes in advocacy of im
mediate reduction and the reconciliation
of differences of opinion on a basis that
will afford immediate relief.
Mr Breckenridge of Kentucky, agrees
in this view, and indorses the plan of ad
ministration leadership and co-operation
with the party in Congress.
Mr McMillan of Tennessee, advocates
concessions and compromise by repealing
the tobacco tax and reducing tariff taxes
on the essentials of life.
Mr Breckenridge of Arkansas, knows
of no concessions that could be made ex
oept such as have been unsuccessfully
offered in the past.
Mr Cox of New York, "would by all
means cultivate the graces of compromise
on a basis of equal reduction of tariff and
internal revenue taxes.
Mr Collins of Massachusetts, believes
that the successful measure mu9t "neoes
aarily strike at the internal revenue as
well as the customs duties."
Mr Wise of Virginia, is opposed to the
internal revenue system, but would be
"satisfied with an equal cut of internal
and tariff taxes."
Mr Henderson of North Carolina, favors
"the total and unconditional repeal of the
internal revenue taxes;" is willing to sup
port a bill reducing equally the tariff and
internal revenue taxes, out preiers a sepa
Mr Randall of Pennsylvania, declares
that he is not a protectionist per se or a
free trader per se. calls for toe abolition
of the internal revenue system and de
clares that reduction of the tariff rate of
duties should be a matter of separate and
Introducing Mr Henderson's letter the
Republican says: "North Carolina Demo
oats are no less eager than the Demo
crata of Virginia for the repeal of the in
ternal revenue taxes. They complain nut
only for relief from the tobacco tax, but
re quite as anxious to get rid of the tax
on spirits also. Hon. John S. Henderson,
representative from the seventh North
Carolina district, is one of the notably
able men in the House and the acknowl
edged leader of the element on the Demo
cratic side which is so urgent in demand
ing the outright repeal ot the internal
Mr Henderson's letter is as follows:
1. I favor the total and unconditional
repeal of the internal revenue taxes. If
this shall be found to be impracticable, I
shall support any measure which will
ameliorate the harshness of this odious
and undemocratic system of taxation.
2. I am satisfied that the country is
ready for the absolute repeal of the inter
nal revenue taxes on tobacco. This pro
position, if singly submitted to the House
of Representatives, in my opinion, will
pass by an overwhelming majority. The
sense of the House will also be tested next
winter on several other propositions re
lating to the reformation of the internal
revenue system. The brandy taxes
should be abolished and the retail license
Provisions should be eliminated from the
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internal revenue laws. j. snail introduce
several bills having the foregoing objects
in view as soon as Congress meets. A
bill drafted by me proposing 'to modify
the internal revenue legislation' was in
troduoed in the Forty-ninth Congress, and
the vote of the House was taken thereon
on Maroh 4, 1887. The vote stood: Yeas
139, nays 112. Two thirds not having
voted in favor tbereof.the bill failed to pass.
3. I heartily favor a reduction and re
vision of the tariff taxes. This is a very
difficult problem to solve, there being so
many rival and conflicting interests to be
considered and harmonized. But the
oountry expects and demands that the
Fiftieth Congress will solve the problem.
4. I do not think any material reduc
tion of taxation can be accomplished if no
reduction is to be allowed except through
the passage of a bill proposing 'an equal
cat' of tariff and internal revenue taxes.
I would cheerfully support such a bill, but
I b9lieve every scheme of this sort to b,e
5. I think the only sure way of effecting
a reduction oi taxation is by passing sev
eral independent bills relating to the sub
jects of the tariff and internal revenue,
ach of these subjects should be sepa
rately considered. In conceding a sepa
rate vote on these questions I do not think
any representative needs to feel that he is
sacrificing a principle. These questions
should be settled by the House ot Repre
sentatives in accordance with the will of
the majority, unrestrained by parlia
mentary technicalities and hindrances.
6. It is possible that a caucus of Demo
crat might accomplish something by con
ferring together and freely interchanging
views. I would be glad to attend each a
caucus, but I do not anticipate much prac
tical good to be accomplished thereby.
The rank and file of the party are all
right. What is wanted is united leadership.
7. The surplus in the treasury is a
grievous burden to the tax-payers and
should no longer be permitted. It is a
fruitful source of extravagance,- and is an
evil which cries aloud for a remedy.
. Very respectfully,
John S. Henderson.
Control of Mind. Physiologists
have a great deal to say about the force of
habit. Dispose the brain toward a cer
tain line of thought, and it will keep it
with increasing steadiness, for purely
physical reasons. It has its automatic
aotion, aa the fingers have their?, when
they so accustom themselves to seeking
the keys of the piano that they find them
without the aid of the eyes. The disci
pline of the thoughts contributes to the in
tellectual as well as moral development.
There are in all lives unoccupied intervals
f time when one is riding to and from
"b place of business, or other accustomed
habit, for example. He cannot read or
study to advantage at such moments, but
instead of letting the mind drift whither
it will, he can fix it upon the last poem be
has read, or upon some trnth from an au
thor of value. Anon.
Keif We regret the fact that our friend,
Rev. T. VV. Guthrie, Presiding Elder of
the Wilmington District, will be compelled
under the advice of Dr. Thomas, his
physician to cease his labors in the pul
pit on account of a chronic affection of
the membranous lining of the mouth
which renders speaking difficult and makes
the exercise hurtful to the disease. We
trust that a resting spell will result in his
complete restoration to health and labors.
$3f Our Superior Court for Cleveland
county will oonvene on August 8, Judge
J. C. McRae, presiding. As the criminal
causes, including, perhaps, the arson trial
of Mrs Upton, will occupy several days
of the first week, and the second week,
beginning on Monday, is designated for
the McKee-Davenport trial and will occu
py the second week, not many civil cases
can be tried. If the Gaston contest is
postponed by plaintiff or defendant on
the seoond week, then there will be time
for disposing of many suits. Shelby Au
rora. The eighteenth annual session of
the North Carolina Local Preachers' Con
ference, and grand tabernacle meeting,
will be held at.Rutherford College, Burke
county, August 18-30. Special rates of
fare for the round trip have been secured.
An Arbest and Subsequent Escape.
Wm. Crow, the 16-year-old negro boy,
who shot into the pay train on the Caro
lina Central railroad, three miles west of
town, on the 11th inst., was captured just
over the line in Lancaster county, S. C ,
on last Monday, by detective G. W. Far
rington of Charlotte, but subsequently
made bis escape. The boy was decoyed
into a vacant house by another negro,
when he was arrested by Mr Farrington,
who was concealed upon the premises.
He was then handcuffed and the officer
started with him to Monroe and had
reached Dr. T. VV. Red wine's when they
were overtaken by a hard shower of rain,
when Mr Farrington concluded to stop
and get supper. He bad already eaten,
leaving a young man in charge of his
prisoner while doing so, and was in the
act of removing the handcuff from the
boys' wrists in order that he might have
his supper also, when he took advantage
of a favorable opportunity and made good
his escape by taking leg bail. The hand
cuffs cannot be removed without help
from the outside, and Mr Farrington is
confident that he will soon be recaptured.
Last Friday evening the negro was recap
tured in Lancaster county, 8. C, by Messrs G. B.
Collins and M. D. Rogers, who escorted him to
Monroe and placed him in jail.
Proctob's Depredations. Chauncey
C. Proctor, a desperado who has escaped
twice from the penitentiary and has be
come notorious tor robbing store?, safes
and dwellings, continues to depredate
upon the people of Burke and Cleveland.
He and his two brothers have confeder
ates scattered over the country, and his
capture is difficult. He, on last Friday,
robbed his uncle of $30, and has been seen
several limes, yet no one has captured
this thief and burglar. If Gov. Scales
would add $100 reward in addition to $50
offered in Burke, his capture would speed
ily follow. He has threatened to burn
several houses and ought to be captured
dead or alive. Last week he robbed two
stores in Burke and others may look out.
Shelby Aurora, 2st.
New Mineral Water. North Caro
lina is getting ahead of everything in an
other particular that of mineral waters.
The best lithia water in the country is
now bottled and shipped in large quanti
ties from Lincoln county, and is known as
Lincoln lithia water. It is the best so far
known according to the opinion of emi
nent chemists and physicians.
Mr. W. A. Jenkins, the Treasurer
of Durham county, has deputized Mr A.
M. Riggsbee to do the business of his of
fice as fully as he himself could do it in
person, and that power is to last during
the entire term. In other words, Mr
Jenkins has abdicated his ofb.ce. That
may be done, but a resignation is the only
lawful way, and Mr Jenkins' agreement
is against public policy and is void. Of
ficers who do not attend to the duties of
their office are liable to indictment. Ral-
Mr I. I. Davis raised an Irish po
tato in his garden this season, measuring
10 inches in circumference and 8 inches in
length. Morganton Star.
A huntsman named Sam McGure
killed five wolves- in Macon county last
week. He was paid a bounty of $5 for
each soalp by the county commissioners,
B-Prof. W. B. Phillips, of the State
University, has been elected a member of
the American Institute of Mining Engi
8T The penitentiary force is now
making twenty-eight stone pillars to be
used in marking the boundary line be
tween Currituck, Camden and Gates coun
ties of North Carolina, and the State of
Virginia, recently surveyed and settled
by W. D. Pruden, commissioner of North
Carolina, and Maj. Conway R. Howard,
commissioner for Virginia. The pillars
will be marked with the date of the origi
nal survey 1728 the present survey,
1887; the name ot the present commis
sioners, Messrs Pruden and Howard, the
names of the present Governors Scales
and Lee. JUizabeth City Falcon.
The Press Convention. Henderson
ville, July 22. The North Carolina
Press Association at its session to-day
elected the following officers: President,
T B Eldridge of the Lexington Dispatch;
Vice-Presidents, T. R. Manning of the
Henderson Gold Leaf, If C Wall, Rock
ingham Rocket, J A Thomas of the
Franklin Times. Secretary and Treas
urer, J II Lindsay of the Kernersville
News. Chaplain, Rev. Jas E Carter of
the Western Baptist. Orator, W G Burk-
head of the Durham Tobaoco Plant.
Poet, W H Blount of the Wilson Mirror.
Historagrapber, H S Nunn of the New
bern Journal. Executive Committee.
Jordan Stone of the Asheville Citizen, J
is bherrill of the Concord Times, Josephus
Daniels of the State Chronicle, C C Dan
iels of the Wilsou Advance, N B Brough
Dividend of 22 Pee Cent. By a de
cree of the Circuit Court of the United
States lor the Eastern District of Virginia,
entered the 12th of July, 1887. in the
Southern Telegraph suit, final disposition
was made of the proceeds of toe sale of
said company. The property pays a divi
dend of 22 per cent, upon the bonds and
coupous that bad matured at the time the
company failed. The Richmond Dispatch
says that J. L. McGlone of Richmond, was
appointed special commissioner to pay the
Tributes to North Carolina Soldiers.
No State made a more glorious record
in the late war than North Carolina. Her
name appears in imperishable letters in
the story of every battle from Bethel to
Appomattox. And the monument should
be of a design and character that would
typify especially what was known' as the
staying qualities ot the North Carolinians.
While the North Carolina soldiers were
in all other things the peers of any South
ern soldiers. Borne of the commands from
the Old North State gained for her a dis
tinctive reputation for bull dog tenacity
in holding a position. Only a few nights
ago we heard a Virginian who was on A.
P. Hill's staff during the war, and who is
a man of careful and most intelligent ob
servation, and not given to idle words,
speak in glowing terms of the valor of the
North Carolina troops and comment par
ticularly on the North Carolina "grip."
Referring especially to the brigade of
Cooke, Scales, Lane and' McRae, he re
marked that you could place either of the
three in a position and go away with abso
lute confidence that it would stay there
so long as there was a man left. Rich
This cordial acknowledgment of the
great merit of the North Carolina soldiers
in the war between the States was clipped
from the largely circulated Virginia dai
ly in which it appeared as an editorial.
We-are glad to copy such voluntary testi
mony as to the remarkable virtues of the
North Carolina troops. We desire to sup
plement what it says with the evidence oi
distinguished soldiers. What we give
we have before published in these columns.
But many did not see what we said who
will read what follows. It is good to re
fresh the memory. Line upon line is often
necessary in incalculating truth, in vindi
cating history, in teaching even element
First, as to Gen. A. P. Hill'- opinion of
North Carolina troops. In 1867, Rev. Dr.
Pritchard and this writer dined with Mr
Wallace of Petersburg, Va., who was the
Nestor of the bar ot that historic little
city. He told us this. Said he, "Gen.
Hill was a cousin of Mrs. Wallace and
often dined with us when in town during
the siege of Petersburg. One day, sitting
here (in his front porch), as we are, I said
to him, 'General, which troops would you
rather command: His reply at once wa
'Why, Norih Caroliuians.' I was aston
ished, knowing him to be a Virginian. I
asked why? Hi reply oanie, 'They are
as brave as those of any State, are more
submissive to authority, and are, there
fore, belter and more reliable troops.' I
then said, 'Who is the best Boldier ol his
grade in Lee's army?' He dropped his
head and thought a moment, and then re
plied, 'Gen. Peuder.' "
Second, as to Gen. Wade Hampton'
opinion. Senator Vance told us some
twelve years ago that he had recently
met Gen. II. at Charlotte and he said to
him, "Vance, the best soldiers I saw in
the war were from North Carolina."
Third, as to Gen. Trimble's, of Mary
land, opinion. He has given this in hi
report of the Division of North Caroli
nians he commanded at Gettysburg nn the
famous third day that has been so distort
ed and misrepresented. His opiuiou was
the highest possible.
Fourth, as to Gen. Hood's opinion. In
hia ahnrt. antar.h At the Yarhoronarh HniiHR
(in Raleigh, in response to a serenade giv-
l - i 1 . .
en mm, auu wuicu vuis writer wrote out
immediately after its delivery and print
ed in the Sentinel he was editing, the
brave Texan said: "I bad large opportu
nities for judging the troops having served
both in the Army of Northern Virginia
and in the Army of Tennessee, and if I
had to give the bouquet to the best troops
who served in the war I would be com
pelled from a high sense of justice to be
stow it upon North Carolina."
Fifth, as to the opinions of Gen. Cooke
and Gen. Lane, both Virginians, and who
commanded North Carolinians, they are
most laudatory and are to be found in
their various reports.
Now here we have two South Carolina
Generals and one Virginia, and one Texan
General bearing evidence to the superiori
ty over all others of North Carolina troops.
The other Virginia Generals and one
Maryland General bear hearty testimony
as to their superlative excellence.
The late Maj. Jos. A. Engelhard, of
Wilmington, told the writer this. He
said he was one night in Gen. A. P. Hill's
tent when be asked that splendid soldier
which was the best brigade in his Divis
ion. He said Cooke's North Carolina;
which next, McRae's North Carolina;
which next? He thought a moment and
said "It lies between Lane's North Caro
lina and Mahone's Virginia."
A word more. Do such men deserve to
have the truth written concerning them?
Is it not high time that the misrepresen
tations and injustice concerning the third
day at .Gettysburg had stopped? Is it
not about time that the exact truth about
that terrible third day was written and
other troops, every way deserving as
Pickett's men, should be treated fairly and
North Carolina sent 120,000 men to the
war. She bad 40,000 dead. Shall no
memorial stone testify as to their glori
ous deeds? Shall no gratitude be mani
fested by these for whom they battled and
suffered and bled and died? Are not the
pride and gratitude.of living North Caro
linians equal to the demands of patriot
ism, of friendship and generosity? TP7
A Wonderful Natural Bridge or Tunnel.
The great natural bridge or tunnel in
Scott county, Virginia, on the line of the
South Atlantic and Ohio Railroad, fifty
miles from its junction with the Norfolk
and Western Railroad at Bristol, Tenn.,
is the most wonderful curiosity east of the
Sierras. It is 963 feet long, varying from
75 to 130 feet in width, and of equal height.
It comprises a natural bridge, with an
arch of stone over 400 feet thick, a cave
of wondrous beauty and grandeur, and a
tunnel, through which flow the waters of
Scott creek, a respectable river in size.
The approach to this remarkable tunnel
is especially grand. For several hundred
yards have cut out a cannon, with over
hanging walls over 400 feet high. Mosses,
litchensaud dwarfed cedars cling to its
rocky sides.while forest trees the branches
of which overhanging form an emerald
fringe, through which the blue sky with
its fleecy clouds are seen, framing a pic
ure once seen is never to be forgotten.
The roof of the wonderful cave or tunnel
is formed of massive Gothic arches rest
ing upon gigantio irregular pillars stand
ing upon either side. The South Atlantic
and Ohio Railroad passes through this nat
ural way. Roanoke ( Va ) Ledger.
ISST" James Preston testified in a Penn
sylvania Court the other .day that lip was
ninety-two years of age and had thirty-six
children, of whom thirty-three were boys,
who are scattered all over the world.
Crop Reports in N. C.
The crop reports made to the Depart
ment of Agriculture up to the 15th inst
were summed up to-day. As to cotton,
the condition of the crop oompared with
that for June is entirely favorable all over
the State, a few isolated reports alone be
ing of an unfavorable nature. The stand
was never better, and the cleanliness of
the crop is better than ever before. The
grade in this section of the State is 100;
in the eastern section 102; and west of
Greensboro 98 making an average of 100.
If the seasons oontinue there will be an
improvement on these figures. Though
heavy rains fell in the earlier part of the
month, no damage of moment resulted,
and the corn crop is far above the aver
age and may be graded at 105, being in
excess of this normal yield, both as to
acreage and. average production per acre.
The damage by chinch-bugs was mostly
checked by prompt measures. The wheat
crop, which was so successfully harvested
is the most remarkable for years. The
grade for the entire State is 95, in some
sections being as high as 110. The crop
in the western counties beyond the Blue
Ridge was injured by late trosts, which
reduced the yield.
The Tobacco average will not exceed
two thirds of the normal crop. The stand
is not good in many sections owing to sev
eral causes, while in the tobacco belt
proper the crop, though small, is in fair
condition. There will be a shortage in
inferior grades, of leaf,, but reports indi
cate that the leaf produced will be of the
superior grades so much sought as good
fillers and wrappers.
An Alarming Case of Poisoning.
Mr J. Reese Blair of Troy, Montgom
ery county, formerly of Monroe, has a
very unusual experience with poisoning,
hvving twice been poisoned by eating poi
soned food, each time narrowly escaping
with his life. It will be remembered that
Mr Blair was one of the party poisoned at
the residence ot Mr John C. Marsh, in
January of 1884, Mr Marsh, Mr J. G. Boy
in, and Miss Mamie Patterson of Burke,
county, being the others. They were poi
soned by eating poisoned eggs for break
fast, from the effects of which Mr Marsh
died after a few hours of intense suffering,
and the others were made deathly sick,
but finally recovered. Mr Blair's next
experience in this line look place in Mont
gomery county last week, and is thus told
by the Troy Vidette:
"The proverb that "all pleasures have
their bitters" was doubtless verified and
rather forcibly impressed upon Messrs S.
J. Smilherman, and J. R. Blair, in
the very paintul and dangerous re
sult of their fishing jaunt to Dei. son
creek last Friday. The citizens and friends
of these gentlemen were alarmed and
shocked when, at about 4 o'clock in the
evening ol that day, Mr Johnson, a ten
ant of MrSmitberman, came hurriedly into
town after Dr. Douglas and Mrs Smilher
man, stating th. t Messrs Smilherman and
Blair, were very sick at his house, and
that it was thought tbey were poisoned.
This proved to be true, as later in the
evening, A. B. Covington, Esq., who was
also ot the fishing party, reached home
and was able to give all the particulars of
the poisoning, &c. As stated above these
three gentleman started early Friday
morning to spend the day fishing in Den
son creek, at what is known as the "James
place," some three miles from town, tak
ing their dinners with them. Mr Smith
erman's dinner consisted of soda biscuits,
fresh roasted mutton, ham, fco., and was
carried ic a tin bucket covered with a
close fitting air-tight lid; and was left in
the buggy exposed more or less to the
heat of the sun till noon, and MrCoviug
ton had his snack simply wrapped in pa
per. At noon all partook of their snacks,
and, being hungry, ate pretty heartily,
Blair and Smitherman eating a good por
tion of the mutton, of which Mr Coving
ton only ate a bite or two, and which, we
believe, contained the deadly elements of
what is called tin poison, and that came
very nearly costing our two friends their
lives, for Mr Covington experienced no
symptoms of poisoning or inconvenience
from his dinner, while his two companions
were taken violently ill at about three
o'clock, and both might have been dead
before Dr Douglas reached them, had it
not been for the knowledge of Mr Blair,
and though Mr Smitherman was so low
that the lower half of his limbs bad grown
cold, from the intense agony of his whole
system, a little after midnight, the anti
dotes, aided by strong constitutions,
crowned lite with victory, and a gradual
improvement set in, so that by Sunday
evening our friends were able to return
home. Mr S. lost 23 pounds in 48 hours
and Mr B. 9 pounds. The latter gentle
man it seems did not suffer as intensity
and his symptoms were not so alarming
as were Mr Smilherman's. All their
friends rejoice that it ia yet as well with
them as it is. Monroe Enquirer.
Does Labor Produce all tfce Wealth.
Rev. Dr. G. M. Steele, in the Work and
Wages: "Is it really true that labor pro
duces all the wealth of the world? Of
course, by labor here is meant the putting
forth of physical energy, otherwise the
succeeding sentences have no meaning.
Does any one who thinks at all about the
subject believe that the great factories,
the docks, the vast buildings of stone and
brick and iron in out great cities, the rail
roads, the mighty steamships, the compli
cated machines and innumerable other
structures are the results of manual labor
alone? Suppose there is a liqe of railway
fifty miles in length to be built, and five
thousand steady, intelligent and reliable
laborers are told to go and build it. Will
they be able to build the bridges, to make
the deep cuts, to construct the causeways
through treacherous swamps, to calculate
the grades, and do other equally difficult
parts of the work? How many ordinary
wage laborers would it take to produce a
Corliss engine, the first of its kind? No;
there must be much besides musouar ef
fort in order to attain these results. There
must be toil of brain, long and protracted,
and oiien exhausting thought, sometimes
accompanied by great sacrifices and great
hardships. In order to extensive produc
tion there are required great mental qual
ities, some of them of a rare kind. There
M needed power to contrive, to invent, to
organize, to direet.or little can be achieved.
The man who blows tha organ might
claim that he produces all the music of
the instrument. It is true be is generally
an essential condition, but not by any
means the only or the most essential con1
dition. No more is manual labor the only
or the most essential condition of the pro
duction of great wealth.
" tir Just after the war a negro was
happiest when hunting rabbit. A few
years later he was happiest when carrying
an umbrella. Now be is haimiest when
lie can rise in a Dublio assembly and it.
"Mr President' "' I
Atlanta to the President.
Grand preparations for Cleveland's re
ception in October.
Atlanta, Ga., July 23. President
Cleveland's visit to the Piedmont Exposi
tion is attracting great attention through
out the South. Mr H. W. Grady, who
has the matter in charge, said to-day:
"The President will be joined by .the
largest crowd ever gathered in a Southern
Stale. It ia the first time this generation
had ever aeen a Democratic President,
and our advices show that the attendance
will be overwhelming. The Presidential
traiu will leave Washington Sunday night,
October 16, and will reach Atlanta Mon
day night. The President will spend
Tuesday and Wednesday in Atlanta. He
will be escorted through Virginia by Gov.
Lee and his staff, through North Carolina
by Gov. Scales aud his staff, and through
South Carolina by Gov. Richardson and
his staff, all of whom will go with him to
Atlanta. At the Georgia line he will be
met by Gov. Gordon and staff. At At
lanta he will be met by the Governors
and United States Senators of the various
Southern States. It is expected that he
will spend Tuesday looking at the Exposi
tion and on Wednesday bold a public re
ception and make a short address. We
are arranging for an old-fashioned Demo
cratic jubilee that will exceed anything
in our record.
Mr Grady, continuing, said : A signifi
cant feature of the exposition will be the
old soldiers of the . army of the Cumber
laud, who come to visit the battle field
between Chattanoga and Atlanta. Va
rious excursions come from the North
west with ibis idea every year. We are
now arranging for a rate of one oent per
mile for twenty or more people from every
point in the Northwest, and will get it.
We have prepared an invitation to the
old soldiers of the Union army that
fought between Chattanooga and Atlanta,
cordially inviting them to oome and see
what peace has accomplished in healing
the woun,ds of war, and revisit, with their
families, the old battle-fields sacred to
American valor. These invitations will
reach the old soldiers through the cour
tesy ot the Grand Army posts. ith
each invitation are sent three very hand
some books illustrating the battle flags
and full of incidental history. The sol
diers of Johnstou's army are organizing
now to give their late loes a hearty wel
come, and around a monster barbecue on
the old battle field will be witnessed in
October,' the grandest re-union of the real
soldiers oi the two armies yet seen
"As to the exposition itself," Mr Grady
said, "the Cotlou Exposition of 1880
started Southern development. This ex
position will confirm the work begun in
1880. Visitors will see the most aston
ishing epitome of agricultural industry
and mineral resources ever gathered at
one point. Anniston, Birmingham, Deca
tur, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Sheffield and
all the Piedmont cities will be represented
by a collective exhibition. The exhibit
of marble will be unprecedented in rich
ness and variety. Those who want to see
the South at her best in every sense will
find her o:i dt-ck smiling and hospitable
at Atlanta in October. We have doubled
our exposition space, and are already so
crowded that we will add another build
ing. We shall have a quarter of a million
of visitor, and will lodge the Piedmont
Exposition of 1887 in history with the
Cotton Exposition of 1880, as a unique
and significant success."
A Miraculous Escape from Death.
In St. Louis a tew days ago William
Weber, a youth of eleven years, seized
hold, with bis left hand, of the loose end
of a guy-wire whioh was attached to an
electric light pole, when he was instantly
hurled to the middle of the street, owing
to the wire having come in contact with
the electric circuit. His agonizing screams
brought a number of men to his aid, and
as he was unabl to let go of the wire sev
eral men at once laid hold of bim; but
they were hurled away from him by the
force of the electricity. Various expedi
ents were tried to free him, but every one
who touched the lad received a shock that
sent bim reeling several yards away. At
last a bystander grabbed the wire by
means of a cloth, and although he was
also shocked, he succeeded in jerking the
wire loose from the boy, who sprang at
once to hia feet. His injuries were found
to consist of a terrible burn on the inside
of the left arm, the flesh being literally
roasted, besides a small bruise or burn on
the left ankle. He had a miraculous es
cape from death, and several parties who
tried to aid him came near being seriously
injured also, notably a man who went
near bim with a chisel to cut the wire, and
another who fetched a cup of water to ex
tinguish the boy's burning coat-sleeve,
both being terribly stunned and the arti
cles burled from their hands.
A little girl near Monroe lost oue
eye and injured the other by falling with
a cup of lye and dashing the liquid into
ber lace and eyes.
Smith Improved Ginsf feeders & Condensers.
We have the Agency for this Gin, and can ssy
that it is constructed upon approved principles,
built in first-class Shops by thorough, mechanics.
Jt has been thoroughly tested and found simple
in construction, light draught, cleans seed well
and makes a fine sample. An improved attach
ment, prevents the roll from breaking and there
is no choking.
We have also the Agency for the VAN WIN
KLE QINS, FEEDERS AND ( ONDENSERS.
Improvements have also been added to this Gin,
and parties now using the 'Wan Winkle" can
testify a its merits here in this vicinity. Par
ties who think of buying Ginning Outfits should
not fail t j examine the "Smith'' and "Van Win
kle" Gin before making a trade.
We are also stocked with a full line of Imple
ments of all kinds. TENNESSEE WAGONS
reduced in price to meet any figures on same
class of Wagons.
A stopk of Buggies, Spring Wagons Harpeis,
&c, on hand, which will be sold to meet any
p: ice for like goods in quality.
Choice New Seecig in Season.
Call and examine our stock of Goods. We in
tend to meet any pampetition that is -fair and
Pf" Bring us Wool to be manufactured and
sftfi samples of Goods made by Ggrynn, Harper
J. G. 85ANNONHOUSE & CO.,
Implement and Seed House.
July 15. 1887.
Dr. Bttgg's Liver Pills,
These Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol
Bilious, Intermittent and Remittent Fevers,
Sick Headache, Piles, Indigestion, Costiveness,
Colic, Jaundice, Dropsy, Dysentery, Heartburn,
Loss of Appetite, Dyspepsia, Diseases of the
Liver. Kidneys and Bladder, Eruptions of the
Skin, Nervousness, and all Disorders that arise
from a diseased Liver or impure Blood.
t3T Prepared only at the Laboratory of
W. M. WILSON & CO.,
Trade St., Charlotte, N. C.
Feb. 11, 1887.
Miss Dorothea L. Dix, the philanthro
pist, who did so muoh to awaken the con
sciences of the people of the United
Siates on the subject of proper treatment
of the unfortunate insane, has at last paid
the debt of nature, dying in her 86th
year at the Trenton Asylum.
Years ago, when there were but few
public asylums either in America or
in England, Miss Dix took the mailer to
heart and visited the different State capi
tals, urging the Legislatures to make some
humane provision for this class of afflicted
people. In 1849 she came to Raleigh and
soon interested some of the leading gen
tlemen in her views. It happened that
the beloved wife of Mr James C. Dobbin,
then a representative from Cumberland,
was ill at the hotel where Miss Dix
boarded, and the womanly sympathy
which Miss Dix displayed (or the dying
lady drew friends to her We have beard
that on her dying bed Mrs Dobbin in
voked her . husband's aid in the matter;
but at any rate, after ber decease, Mr
Dobbin appeared in the House and in a
speech that carried all before it, advo
cated the adoption of Mjss Dix's views,
and the bill was passed.
And it is easy to believe that no one
could withstand Vir Dobbin' pleading on
such an occasion. There was about him
that which stole into men's hearts and in
clined them to bis wishes, while his ora
tory, always persuasive, under such cir
cumstances, must have been unusually
affecting. There was a sweetness and
gentleuess in his bearing that well fitted
him for the advocacy ot such a measure,
while the very tenderness ot his personal
bereavement enhanced the native elo
quence of the man. As a result, the
Legislature made liberal appropriations
the site selected In the suburbs of Raleigh
was called "Dix Hill," and one of the
finest and most commodious structures
dedicated to smh pious uses, soon arose to
reward the efforts of those noble friends
of humanity. Such a monument will per
petuate the fame of Miss Dix to the re
motest generations. Raleigh Observer.
Where They were Born.
Sometime after the war Gen. Critten
den met three ex-Confederate officers at
dinner, and they became very friendly.
"Major," said Gen. Crittenden to one of
them, "where were you born?"
"Well," said the Major, getting a little
red, "I wax born, sir, in Nantucket, Mass.,
but you see I lived ten years in the South
and I married a Southern lady, and, as all
my interests were in the South, of course I
fought for them."
"And where were you born?" he asked
"Well, sir, I was born in Nantucket,
Mass., but I'd lived in the South 20 years,
and of course "
"I see," said the General, turning to the
third, "Colonel, where were you born?"
"I was born in Nantucket, Mass., 'too,
but I'd been thirty years in the South,
"That's curious, isn't it?"
"Tell me, General," said one of them,
"where were you bom?"
"Well, I was born in Huntsville, Ala.,
but I lived in the North for many years,
and I fought for the Union."
Then they all drank around.
t2F' There are still 20,000,000 acres of
Government land in Dakota open to set
tlement, bat it is beincr laketi no to fast
that the whole will be crone withiu the
next three years, it is said, and the best of
ii wun in itie next year or year ana a bait.
Arrival and Departure of Trains at
RICHMOND & DANVILLE AND ATLANTA
& CHARLOTTE AIR LINE.
No. 50 Arrives at Charlotte from Richmond at
2:15 a. m. Leaves for Atlanta at 2:25 a m
51 Arrives at Charlotte from Atlanta at 5.05 a.
m. Leaves for Richmond at 5 15 a. m.
No. 53 Arrives at Charlotte from Richmond at
12:35 p. m. Leaves for Atlanta at 1 :00 p. m
No. 53 Arrives at Charlotte from Atlanta at
6:25 p. m. Leaves for Richmond at 6:45 p. in
CHARLOTTE, COLUMBIA & AUGUSTA.
Arrives from Columbia at 6:10 p. m.
Leaves for Columbia at 1:00 p. m.
A.t T. & O. Division.
Arrives from Statesville at 10:45 a. m.
Leaves for Statesvile at 6:35 p. m.
Leaves Wilmington at 7:25 a m; arrives at Char
lotte at 4:20 p. m.
Leaves Charlotte at 8:45 p ni; arrives at Wilming
ton at 8:00 a. m. .
Shelby Division of Carolina Central.
Leaves Charlotte for Rutherfordton at 4:32 p. m.
Arrives at Rutherfordton at 9.10 p.m.
Leave Rutherfordton at 7.15 a. m.
Arrive at Charlotte at 11.50 a. m.
RALEIGH & AUGUSTA AIR LINE R. R.
Passenger Train Leaves Hamlet 2:45 a m, arrives
a i xwiiciKu :w a w.
Leaves Raleigh at 7:Q0 p m, arrives at Hamlet
WESTERN N. C. RAILROAD SCHEDULE.
Passenger train leaves Salisbury 11.30 A. M.. ar
rives at Asheville at 5 48 P. M., and at Paint
KocR at 8.30 p.m.
Leaves Paint Rock at ..0.55 a. m., and Asheville
at 1.10 p. m, and arrives at Salisbury at 7.30
CAPE FEAR & YADKIN VALLEY ROAD.
Leaves Greensboro 9:50 a. m.
LeavesFayettesville 3.30 p.m; arrive at Bennetts
ville, S. C, 6:45, p. m.
Leaves Bennettsville, S. C, 10:10 a. m ; Leaves
Fayetteville 2:00 p. m., arrive at Greens
boro 7:25 p. m.
Application to Amend; the Char
ter of "The Budisiil Mining
and Milling Company.'?
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN :
Take. notice that we, the undersigned in
corporators and stockholders, in pursuance of
theL?ws of 1885, Chap. 19, Sec. 3, will make
application to the Clerk of the Superior Court
of Mecklenburg county, N. C, on the 12th dav of
August, 1887, at his office, to have the Charter of
"The Rudisill Mining and Milling Company"
amended n the fol6wing particular, viz: By
stiiking out. in (be sixth section of the Charter,
the words "Tvq Hundred Thousand Dollars"
and inserting in ljeu (hereof .4fSix Hundred
Thousand Dollars"; by striking out the wqrds
"Four Thousand" and inserting in lieu thereof
the words "One Hundred and Twenty Thou
sand," and by striking out the words "Fifty
Dollars" and inserting in lieu thereof the words
'Fire Dollars." THQS. C. PUNN.
E- 7h WALLOWER,
THOS. H. HEIST,
J. WALLOWER, Jb,
J. W. MKESE,
B, J. STEWART
Hjsbiot CfcABgsoir, Attorney,
July 8, 1887. 4w '
Complete Stock and Lowest Prices!
Shoes, Trunks and Valises.
PEGRAM & CO,
June 24. 1887. 16 South Tryon alraet.
. Comparative Cotton Statement.
The following is the comparative cnn..
sta'.ement for the week ending July 22d-
Net receipts at all U. 8. ports, 3,295
Total receipts to date, 5,224,296
Exports for the week, 18,445
Total exports to date, 4.292,185
Stock at all U. S. ports, 209,222
Stock at all interior towns, 9,889
Stock in Liverpool, 704000
Stock of American afloat for
Great Britain, 17,000
Total Receipts at all American Pn
since Sept 1st, 1886. m
The following are the total net ttCln. ,
of cotton at all United States seS'
since September 1st, 18S6: Gal.T
706,686 bales, New Orleans 1 725 A?
Mobile 2 13,431, Savannah 794,661 ,'chirW
ton 397,051, Wilmington 134,782, "
folk 535.533, Baltimore 96.102 S
York 87.031 'Boston ins in v '
News, 104,467, Philadelphia 58,329 C ?
Point 207,544, Brunswick 26 978 I
Uoyal 17,950, Pensacola 12,872. Toil
5,224,296. Ul r
Total Visible Supply of Cotton. I
Nkw Yoek, July 23. The total visibl, $
aupply of ootton for the world is 589 l
365 bales, of which 915,065 are Amerl -can.
against l.slK rrq aA i m Dn.
v." , . w uu i.vuu.099 re.
spectuely U8t year; receipts from allin! t
tenor towns 1,665; receipts from plauh t:
lions, . Crop in sight, 6,344,288, . '
We are headquarters for these Goods. n.
just opened up the finest and most completely,
ux .jiuiwug uuuus crcr urouut iu mia market.
Double and Single Breech Loading Shot Gqj,
all grades. London Pine Twist Muzzle IW
ing Guns. Breech Loading Rifles, all grades.
Paper and Brass Shells. Breech Loading Impk.
ments, Shot Pouches and Belts, Powder Fluk.
We guarantee our retail prices on these Onnj.
against New York or Baltimore. Call and t
HAMMOND & JTJSTICI. !
Rubber and Leather Belting.
Just received, a large lot of Rubber Beltior rf
all sizes. We warrant every foot we sell ug
guarantee our prices against any house sooth oj
HAMMOND & JUSTICE.
Oct. 29. 1886.
PHARR & LONG,
(Successors to E D. Latta cfc 2?ro.,)
Having succeeded the well known firm ot I
D. LATTA & BRO., it ia our desire to receiit,
and will be oxxt utmost effort to deserve, tin
loyal support at the hands of the community, t
which so steadfastly attended the retiring e I
cern, and has made them prominent throughotl t
the two Carolinas.
New Clothing for 1887.
We shall give very close attention to oar bus-1
ness and shall have a special care to the interad
of our patrons, and as we begin our new life,
having no accounts and naught against anyone, r
bearing "good will toward all men," and s tbj f
special liking for ladies, who have the respond
ble charge of providing well for the comforts'
the "rising generation," we shall hope by com-1
teoua dealing, the selling of reliable Goods onlj,
and the One Price system, to succeed.
Gentlemen's Furnishing Goodi!
Our expenses will be light, relatively reduce I
as we shall serve in active capacity ourselves, is1
as we have purchased our Stock. very tin jj'
tsgeously, and much under value. .
We will offer inducements heretofore unknou '
to the trade. ,.
The first call from our friends will be mod '
appreciated, and will give us an enconrageictti -which
we will endeavor to substantially manifest '
PHARR & LONG.
Jan. 7. 1887.
Has inducements to effer, which can not k
equalled by the best Dry Goods Houses ia tin ;
Added greatly to his already large stock, sndoi
his recent trip to New York bought up Siw-,
plus Stocks of Importers and Manufacture
which enables him to sell many most seasonable j
Ridiculously Low Prices. I
Since I have taken hold of the Retail Bow ;
formerly under the name of Wittkowky 4
Baruch, and withdrawn from the Wholesilt
business, I devote my entire time and atteniioi
to the Retail only, and being a Cash Buyer of
thorough experience, I can, and will, alwiji
offer inducements $
Which will be Appreciated
By all who look at my Goods and get my Quo
tations. See My Dally Displays!
SEE MY DAILY BARGAINS!
See whether I don't lead in JjOw Prices.
See my Stock and yqu will
See the largest in the State.
See my prices throughout my St.qre, and yooi I
Is the Regulator of Low Prices.
I solicit Mail Orders and eive tb
June 3, 1887. Charlotte, N. C
BURWELL & DUNN ;
At Lowest Market Prices. I
Lewis' Pure White Lead. I
Boiled and Raw Linseed Oil.
The Best Readv-Mixed Paint, all Colors
all size cans.
You can paint your buggy for one dollsr,8
colors ) The best is sold by
the bottle, dozen and grossrrat prices always u
same. ' ;
BURWELL & D)2a- ;
Dr. King's Blood and Over Pills. Dr. Kis
Cough Syrup. Dr. King's Sarsaparills
Queen's Delight Dr. King's Vermituge. bo
BURWELL & DUNH firs:
1 ( irn !11 irinu vaiif hnnpi fnw hOSV
poultry the Celebrated Kentucky Condition ro ,
ders.you will have no" trouble. 25 cents jF -u
package. For sale by " w
Whplesa)e and Retail pruggtfts. - ver
June 1Q.1887. Opposite Central B(P
Surgical Instruments, Jli
To supply a need long felt by the VfK ejcl
Froleasion or tns section, we nve now
keep constantly In stock, a full line of 8W
M A w.Li i woo
counts in any of the New York Instrument
lognes. GiTeqsacall. . nn ' w.
Nov. 18.1885. Druggists, Springs'
111 " ' Furc
A. genuine imported article, for sale by n I
W. M. WILSOK
May 27, 1887. . cbarl0