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The Charlotte Democrat.
YATES & STRONG, Editors and Proprietors.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Friday, July 29, 1887.
fSome people can tell more lies
about Hon. Jefferson Davis than anybody
else in the world. They now say that be
lost one eye when fourteen years old,
white playing with his brother. Jefferson
Davis graduated at West Point, and if he
had been deficient an eye, be never would
have eutered as a cadet nor graduated as
an officer. Now, watch for the next lie
about the good old patriotic, bnt impru
f3f Extracts from the editorial col
umns of the "Grand Army Record," pub
liuhed in Boston, which go to show that
the Grand Army has some sensible men
"It has beeu intimated that the cap
tured Confederate flags now stoied' in
Washington, will be artistically arranged
and placed on exhibition, at no distanl
day, in one of the Departments of the
Government, as trophies of war. We do
not believe, at least we do not wish to be
lieve, that there lives to-day a veteran of
the Union army who would debase his
manhood, his honor as a soldier or his
Americanism, by gloating over the down
fall of a brave enemy.
Consequently we ofler a determined pro
test against any attempt to insult a de
feated people by placing on public exhi
bition the last 8 ad reminder of a lost cause.
Comrades, the immediate destruction of
those tlaes will result, eventually, in a
great blessing to this country
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If the South is sincere in its Union
timent, it can have no possible use or
sire for rebel flags.
If the North is honest in its profession
of good will and forgiveness, the preserva
tion of those mementoes belie true frater
nity. If there is any truth in the "one coun
try and one flag" theory, then cremate
every fibre of those troublesome emblems
and blow the ashes into oblivion."
Catawba. Springs. People will soon
begin to leave the sea-shore and go to
wards the Mountains. They can find no
better place than the Sparkling Catawba
Springs, uear Hickory. The road from
Hickory to the Springs is a good one the
accommodations at the Springs are good
enough for any one; at least as good as
most people have at home, if not better.
A large central hotel and numerous cot
tages afford sleeping: apartments calcu
lated to please the wants and taste of all
Dr. Elliott and his son, the proprietors,
are always willing and anxious to accom
modate and gratify guests.
We are requested to publish the
following notice to ginners and farmer:
"Owing to a new regulation of the New York
Cotton Exchange, on and after Sept. 1st, 1887.
Cotton huvers id all interior towns will deduct
from bftea weighing under 400 lbs. J cent per
lb., under 350 lbs. j cent per b., and a package
f less than 300 lbs. is not a bale and is therefore.
unmercuamaoie. l lie gmners ana iarmers win
do well to note this fact in putting up their Cot
ton, and they will also find it to their interest to
increase the general average of their bales, as tu
heavy weight bales from the Southwest is, in ad
dition to the superior staple, an additional in
ducement for Northern and European Spinners
to give their orders to that section."
tSf Mrs Davidson, wife of Attorney
General Theodore F. Davidson, died at
her father's home near Asheville, on
Monday, after a long illness.
I3!T President Cleveland has accepted
an invitation from the Mayor and citizens
I of St. Louis to visit that city in October,'
during the fair.
1 df" George Ransom, son of Gen.
Robt. Ransom, has been appointed Cadet
At West Point.
JJ-lf An exchange says: "You can
jsland in Trinity steeple, New York City,
'and throw a stoue in any direction and
hit a millionaire. They are common and
fare really considered of no account."
Oh yes they are. Po they not build
J fine houses, and railroads and so on, and
Uhus give employment to artists, and arti
sans, and mechanics, and woikmen gener
ally V But for the rich men how could
poor men get work? Would cities and
towns spring up, resources be developed,
an oi wnicn gives employment to the la
borer? Should those who make or have
inaqey simply tjury it, what a poverty
stricken country we would have, surely.
I Asheville Citizen.
1 Id A New York negro lawyer who
has been travelling at the South, says
imai ne Deueves that in some resDeots
there is more color prejudice at the North
than in the South." Yes certainly
lhere is very little "prejudice" at the
louuur, oui any quantity ot eooa leelinor
o . t . ... - . , ..
yi'he race distinctions are, however, gener
ally observed by all the people of the
oouth irrespective of color, and so ill-feel
Ing and prejudice are not engendered.
T : MM
J3T Col. Rowland, we are pleased to
uiorra our readers, is convalescing, alow! v
b,ut assuredly. He is still confined to his
hmi tu uib yery great annoyance is
till unable to give any attention to his
fcuraerous correspondents, and the many
details belonging to the position he holds
as the Representative in Congress from
was vimm.isumberton Jlobesonian.
fc txen. Urant once it m ITrr.
Watkins, the actor, on the occasion of his
Jrst visit to Charleston, S. C, after the
far, that he found he could always fra
frn,?e with lhe men wh had done the
fghlingj bqt he could not always cet
wiwj tuusB wno naa not gone to th
'1 flil i-if tioftln awA U 1 . 1
. n--- t" wi(u nugu me war
f vere inplinect to qe very demonstrative in
eir tain, "urn soldiers," he added, "al-
I ways respect each other, although former
I ty antagonists, and soon oan understand
t f acn other."
Blooded Stock offered in exchange far Oats
vuuuu Deea a. a. Alexander, Charlotte
icumont seminary a Lincoln ton D. Matt.
lair interest in a Boot and Shoe Store fnr Sate
V . yv . regram. Charlotte.
curuuure, a large and complete stock E. M
TOi.UtOW8kT'8 notice in regard to the
w uuicatue utj uoods trade.
We publish elsewhere summaries of in
teresting letterb addressed by different
Congressmen, in response to inquiries, to
the St. Louis Republican, upon the sub
ject ol tax reduction by the next Congress
and bow it should be gone about. It is a
hopeful augury that the majority of those
who respond to the Republican's inquiries
intimate that tariff reduction and internal
revenue reduction must both come. ."A
factor of grave importance in the existing
situation," says the Republican, "is the
strong demand of Virginia and North Car
olina Democrats, otherwise in full accord
with their party sentiment on the question
of revenue legislation, for the repeal of
the internal taxes." It is extremely grat
ifying to learu that the Democratic party
at large is beginning to see this "strong
demand" as it really is as "a factor of
grave importance." The people of these
two States are undoubtedly in favor of a
redaction in import duties, bat they -iu-tend
to insist upon reform in a matter
which touches them more, nearly even
than the tariff, and the sooner the party
leaders are made to understand this the
better. They would understand it clear-
ly enough if, by withholding their electoral
votes irom me democratic candidate lor
President next year, these
States, (which are considered to be so sol
id that their demands can with tafety be
ignored,) should give the Presidency to
the Republicans; but that would be too
late, and Virginia and North Carolina
Democrats hope that their ills oan be
cared without recourse to such heroic
treatment. We repeat, then, that it is
gratifying to note that the party leaders
and the great papers are beginning to see
the case as it stands and are putting them
selves in readiness to accede to the ust
demands of their Southern brethren.
The Republican says: "The Democrat
ic party as represented in the fiftieth
Congress cannot afford to do more with
the internal taxes than to abolish the to
bacco tax and the tax on fruit brandies,
and when it makes these reductions it
must make them as a part of a general
measure of tax reduction, lhat is the is
sue of the present.
Upon that, the Democrats ol Virginia
and JNorth Carolina are willing to .com
promise lor the present, but they are not
ready to compromise on any basis short
oi tnai. i-iei our congressmen nave a
clear understanding upon this point with
toe Carlisles, the llreckenridges and all
the balance of them, and all will be well,
We will never get our rights in the mat
ter oi internal revenue reiorm unless we
ask for them, yea, demand them; and de
manding them and pointing out the conse
quences of a failure to get them, we will
get them the tarm and internal taxes
will both come down, "the two wings of
the party will flap together" again, the
people will be satisfied and nothing will
staud in the way of a sweeping victory
ior tne uemocratio party next year.
Well and truly said.
If you want sense on the tariff
question here it is: "The Democratic
party is pledged to revise the tariff in a
spirit of iairness to all interests. Bat in
making reduction in taxes it is not pro
posed to injure any domestic industries,
but rather promote their healthy growth
rom tne loundation ot this government,
taxes collected at the customhouse have
been the chief source of federal revenue;
such they must continue to be. Moreover,
many industries have come o rely npon
egisiaiion ior Bucceseiui continuance, so
that any change of law must be at every
tep regardlul of the labor and capital
thus involved. The procexs of reiorm
must be subject in the execution to this
plain dictate ot justice. These words are
rom Samuel J. Randall; and he favors the
repeal of the miserable internal revenue
Among the many changes made
n the Code by the late Legislature is one
which requires the Board of Road Super
visors to meet in August instead of Feb
ruary, lhey are also required to divide
the roads into sections, appoint the over
seers and allot the bands, the overseers
are required to make reports of the condi
tion ot their roads and amount of money
collected from hands who fail to work,
and if any overseer fails to report it is the
duty of the chairman of the Board to indict
him. The Supervisors are indictable if
they fail in any particular to comply with
the law. Wilmington messenger.
dT Cardinal Gibbons went to Rome
to present to the Pope the conditions of
American labor and labor organizations.
A cable dispatch says the Pope has de-
cioea that l apal interlerence is not ne
cessary, so far as the Knights oi Labor are
J3T The old German folks have held
for years that there would be frost in three
months from the first appearance of the
katydids. This generally occurs between
the 15th and 20th of July hence irost is
expected about the middle of October.
This year the first katydid was heard in
Greeusboro July 7, and as the moon fulls
in October on the first, a killing frost may
be expected on tbat day. Tobacco plant-
i t . .
ers wno nave never ooserved this stern
wouia ao wen to remember it, tor we are
told by a gentleman who has taken the
trouble to look into the matter, that he
has not known the sign to fail in twenty
years. Greensboro JVorth State.
The first katydid was heard in this section
about the 15th of July.
E-CONGEESSMAN ReID's TROUBLES
Ended. Your correspondent learned to
day from a most reliable source that the
financial affairs of James W. Reid, ex
Co ogreesm an from the Fifth District, have
all been satisfactorily settled. His
brother, Rev. Frank L. Reid, of this city,
has been untiring in bis etiorts to accom
plish this end, and has succeeded very
much to the gratification ot the many
friends of the family. Ex-Congressman
Reid will now locate io one of the large
cities and will begiu life anew. IJe has
fine talentB, and his friends hope tnat he
may rise to the eminenpe to which they
entitle bin, ft will be practically begin
ning life anew. Kaleigh Cor.
dlP The Supreme Court of Pennsyl
vania has decided tbat a man cannot as
sign his unearned wages in any way. In
the case decided the Conrt said the at
tempt was to assign tbat which bad no
existence, either substantial or incipient,
mere was no foundation of contract on
whioh an indebtedness might arise. It
was the mere possibility of a subsequent
acquisition of property. This is too vaecue
and uncertain. It cannot be sustained as
V dl i3 aaainma mrtA innafu nf nrAnar.
ty. Southern Cultivator.
The Special Tax Eoods.
The announcement that somebody or
other in New York Citv had arranged
with some trust company or other in the
same City about Da vine the racial tax
bonds, the State Treasurer is often writ"
ten to by anxious enquirers as to the sta
tus of those reoudiated bonds. The re
ply is always prompt and courteous as
becomes Treasurer Bain; but it never va
ries from the stereotyped lorm that as the
tree has fallen so will it remain. No. one
in North Carolina will ever move in the
matter of paying these bonds we call
them "bonds" by courtesy. They are not
oonas" since they bind no one. They
were issued against the protests of the peo
pleand were called in, annulled and re
pudiated by the very Legislature that
threw them on the market men not elect
ed under the laws of North Carolina, but
under some general orders of a dominant
military satrapy. Raleigh Observer.
JElf" Speaking of the South, the St.
Louis Republican says partial investiga
tion into the agricultural condition of the
Southern Slates make clear the interest-
in? tact that in nonrlu vru Rita ni in-
creased production of a staple crop white
ihnr ia oreAUA ,;k u Th l;.;.n.
sugar crop is raised exclusively by ne
groes, and it exhibits no increase; there is
not as much suear raised now as there
was seven years ago. ine rice crop in
South Carolina, cultivated almost exclu
sively by negro labor, shows a falling off,
too, while the rice crop in Louisiana, grown
mainly by whites, is increasing. Coltou
is raised over a large area in the South,
and the crop is now two fifths (2,000,000)
larger than it was before the war and
the increase is to be found almost invaria
bly in the localities where white labor
prevails, borne estimates place the pro
portion of the Southern cotton crop raised
by white labor at one-half. The truck
farming, dairying and fruit growing that
are coming to the front as features in
Southern Agriculture are exclusively in
the bands ot white persons. These facts
are remarkable when it is remembered
that the negroes have increased more rap
idly than the whites, and that until sev
eral years after the war they were the
only farm workers in many of the South
A Simple Remedy. In cases of sun
stroke or prostration from the beat one of
the most effective remedies is said to be
the application ot slices ot lemon about a
quarter of an inch thick to the temples.
Ibis simple remedy is reported to be effi
cacious in preventing fatal results, and is
said to have been used by the rrencn in
the Tonquin war with great success.
dr It is said that on the 19th of Sep
tember next, the Presbyterian Theologi
cal Seminary at Columbia, S. C, will be
opened under favorable auspices, it was
shut up because of the Wood row trouble.
.A bill forbidding the sale oi to
bacco, in any form to minors, under six
teen years of age, has passed the Illinois
Legislature. The penalty is $20 fine for
5gf The ancient and famous city of
Damascus, which was a place of impor
tance 1,900 B. C, is busy with plans for
laying railroad lines through the streets.
Street cars in a city said to have been
founded by Abraham would be a start-
line; novelty. The place has 120.000 in
i? Uuring a thunderstorm thn sea
son in the .Department ot the time in
France, incandescent stones, of grayish
color and some of them as large as wal
nuts, fell from the clouds in large quanti
Severe Snow Storms in the Alps.
Geneva, July 19. There has been severe
snow storms in the Swiss Alps. Six tour
ists, including three sons of the director
of Zurish College, have been lost on the I
Jungfrau. Several parties were sent out
to endeavor to rescue them, but their el-
forts were not successful.
Accident to the Governor of Alabama.
Montgomery, Ala., July 25. Gov.
Seays was the victim oi a peculiar acci
dent this afternoon. He and his private
secretary, J. K. Jackson, were driving
down the main thoroughfare of the city
when one of the guy wires which support
the overhead cable of the electrio street
railway broke and fell to the ground,
striking the Governor s horse, lhe wire
was heavily charged with electricity, the
horse becoming entangled was shocked
and burned to death in a few minutes of
course, a second later tne wire would
have struck the Governor and Jackson in
stead of the horse. The accident has cre
ated a great uneasiness about the safety of
the Electric Company's system.
The Yellow Fever. -Key West, Fla.,
July '25. Several new cases of yellow fe-
ver have developed since yesterday out
no deaths have occurred; three new cases
all among children. The weather is not
favorable to health, frequent showers fall
ing during the day, while the sun ia shin
ing brightly and hot. It's what is here
called tever weather, although from the
strangers now attacked the disease may
be said to have run its course.
Not Exactly $?00,oQO. Columbia, S.
C, July 20. A story has been going the
rounls of some of the .Northern papers,
telegraphed from here, to the ettect that
one "Uol." Reynolds tne ricnesi iarmer in
the State, and who bad bad an unfortunate
love affair in his youth, recently died,
leaving a fortune of some $300,000 to a
negro woman, with whom he had lived,
and their children. There is just this
much truth in the story, that an obscure
farmer in the interior named Reynolds
died a month ago, leaving his entire pro
perty to a negro woman. lbe property
amounted to less than $2,000.
Meeting of the Baptist Orphanage Asr
sociation at Thomasvule. TiiQittA.syiLi.E,
N. C. July 27.-An immense crowd of peo
ple are here to-day attending the annual
meeting of the Baptist Urphanage Associa
tion. Durham, Greensboro, Reidsville,
High Point and other places are well rep
resented. About five thousand people are
here. Several prominent men are present
and spoke, tiov. acales delivered a nog
ing address this afternoon.
There came near being a riot this even
ing between the negroes and white people,
There was first trouble at the base ball
grounds where a game of ball was being
Later a neerro named Peter Holt
wmie man in uie eivii
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the postoffice and threw a rock at bim.
The polioe was called acd tbe negro fled-
I to the woods. He is being pursued Dy a
I nr. ftt wtllf O man lint tlM tlOt Vet l)n
captured. Excitement ran high.
Interesting- Story of a Ring.
Giles Bushby, a Toledo fishmonger was
cleaning a whuebab last week; in the
larger inteBtines of the fish he found a
diamond ring. The ring had engraved
opon its inner surface "J. A. B.. Chicago.
'69." Busby forwarded the ring to the
chief of police in that city. Last Wed-
nesday Mrs J alia A. Lennox, of 12 Len-
nox 1 lace, Chicago, identified and recov
ered the ring. She tells an interesting
story of its loss. In 1869 she, as Miss
Bennett, became engaged to Mr Lennox,
and he gave her his diamond rinsr. for
which be paid $450. Upon their bridal
trip in 1871 Mrs Lennox lost this ring;
while she was washing her hands in the
toilet-room ol the Pullman car the ring
slipped through the ' waste-pipe. As the
tram happened to be crossing the bridge
over the Si, Lawrence River, near Mon
treal, just at lhat time, the bereaved
bride had no hope of recovering the ring.
There are no whitefish in the St. Law
rence. The theory is that a small fish
seized upon the ring, and that at some
future time this small hah, while cruising
about the lakes, fell a prey to the white
fish in which the long-lost ring was dis
covered. Giles Busby, the Toledo fish
monger, received from Mr Lennox a check
for $10 for his honesty. -
Found Dead. Mr Mike Woods, lor a
number ot years the efficient city tax col
lector was found dead in his room this
morning. He had not beeu seen since
Wednesday evening, and u was thought
that be had gone to Morehead City or
New York, as was his intention. Bnt for
the fearful stench about the vicinity in
which he roomed there is no telling how
long he might have remained unburied.
Last Wednesday he was complaining of
the colic and went to Dr. RobinBon, who
prescribed for him. Your correspondent
saw him late Wednesday evening on the
street and he remarked to me "Well, I
believe the medicine has done me good,
as I feel all right and am good for forty
years yet." The appearance oi his body
lying on the floor in his night clothes
shows that he had a return of the colic
and had gotten up to take the medicine
when death put an end to his agony.
Decomposition had set in and so very de
cided that he was not recognizable; his
moot intimate friends could not have told
who he was. There never was a better or
braver soldier in Gen. Lee's army, he
having served full four years in the 27th
regiment N. C. troops, the crack regiment
of Gen. John. R. Cooke's brigade, and it
might be said of Lee's army. Goldsboro
cor. Raleigh Observer, July 23.
Great Loss of life Eight hundred
Lives lost by the sinking of a Steamer
San Francisco, July 26. The Pacific
mail steamer, City of Rio de Janeiro, ar
rived last night, bringing advices from
Hong Kong to July 1, and Yokohoma
news to July 9. By the loss of the steam
er Sir John Lawrence in the Bay of Ben
gal, before reported, 800 lives were lost,
mainly females of the best families in Ben
gal, on a pilgrimage to a juggernaut.
From the llth to the 16th a oy clone raged
in the Bay of Bengal with disastrous re
sults to shipping, and attended with great
loss of life. The storm was the severest
experienced in that quarter since 1866,
judging from the reports of vessels which
weathered it. Passengers on board the
Sir John Lawrence numbered 750; officers
and crew numbering 50.
Vandalism in a Cotton Mill.
socket, 11. 1. July 27. Unknown
last night entered the weaving room of
the'large cotton mill of the Manville Com
pany, at Manville, and by running a knife
along the tops of rolls ruined some 5,000
yards ol fancy goods ou ine looms, ine
mill was recently the scene of a weavers'
Washington, July 21. Secretary
Fairchild to-day appointed W. A. Freerit
ol Louisiania, to be Supervising Architect
of the treasury at a salary of $4,500 per
July 22. The receipts of the United
States Treasury, since July 1st have been
$23,525,388, and the expenditures $22,-
795,441, being a net gain to date of $729,-
947. The count of cash in the Treasury,
made necessary by the transler from ex-
Treasurer Jordan to Treasurer Hyatt, has
been completed. A shortage of one piece
in a sack ot quarter eagles, hlled many
years ago was discovered. The sack bore
a tag giving tne name ot tne cleric wno
filled it, and as he is still in the Treasury
Department, he promptly made the short
age good. When this money was
to Treasurer Jordan it was weighed, but
not counted. This time the pieces were
counted and this error discovered. With
this exception, the cash was all right.
Be on Time.
The habit of punctuality ia a profitable
one to cultivate. A boy or a man who is
Bure to keep every appointment he makes,
has added just so much capital stock to
his character, livery employer, every
customer is eager to enter into business
relations with him.
Unpunctuality brings its punishment in
a thousand ways, small and great. Not
long ago a part of the stook in a large pub
lishing house in this city was seized by the
Sheriff to satisfy a' comparatively small
claim, the lustice of which the hrra was
contesting. This disagreeable ciroum-
8tance occurred simply because the law
er emDioyed by the firm missed the
lraio aoj tbu9 ave lhe 0pp08i0g counsel
in the case an advantage, which be was
quick to grasp. Golden Argosy. .
From the beginning of the Agricultu
ral work, everything connected with farm
ing is the subject of study. It is, indeed.
a great life to study, xkach process re
quires thought to bring it to its most per
feet condition, and nothing better repays
deliberation and the exercise of good jadg
Few farmers can be lound in this coun
try, who have been at all successful in the
cultivation of their farms, who will not be
found thoughtful men, with many mental
resources, with a clear understanding of
the demands of the soil, the seasons and
the particular crops they cultivate.
They may not use any prolusion ol sci
entific, technical terms in their con versa -
tiOD; but tbey clearly understand tne
practical value 01 every element both ot
work and of weather, both of speed and of
Whoever would undertake now the
work of farminsr, cannot do better than to
I become familiar with a successful farmer,
H . n , . n. ...... m I I w an. n n
imu inru iruu uiui pi vinj iu- o-w-v,
I which shall be the basia for hit study dur
ing his whole life long.
t- Gaatonia is to have a bank, and it
I will be ready for business August 1st.
Deep in the Earth.
In addition to bits . of charred wood.
which we uoticed the other day as bavins
been brought up from a depth of 500 feet
in the artesian well which the Kicks Wa
ter Company is drilling, we hare been
shown pieces of shells such as are common
aiong ine ooean Deacn. inese came up
from as far down as 580 feet, which depth I
has now beeu reached. These fragments
of shells are iound in considerable quanti
ty, and Mr Ricks informs us also that two
or three pieces of bone from the skeleton
of a bird have come op. The finding of
such things so deep in the earth is exci
ting considerable interest in the commu
nity, and the inquiry naturally
how came they there? It seems Drettv
conclusive tbat at some period the strata
in which they are embedded was not be
low the level of the sea. At some time
those shells were on the surface, and on
the surface, in ages past, somebody kin
dled the fire that charred those bits of
wood; sometime that bird was winging
about above ground. But when was that
and by what means were they entombed
in so deep a sepnloher.
4ir The Wilmington Star says: " lr
Cleveland's indorsement by Ohio is sig
nificant and encouraging. There are
known to be a minority in that important
State who prefer some one else Judge
Thurman, for instance. But they yield to
ine majority and the result is an unani
mous adoption of a resolution that gives a
"hearty and unqualified indorsement of
the honest, patriotic, and economical ad
ministration of President Cleveland."
Mr Cleveland can strengthen himself
and his chances for re-election very much
between now and the election. If he will
continue to turn out as fast as possible all
"offensive" Republican "partisans," and
put in their places honest, faithful, capa
ble Democrats who are not pot-house or
small-beer politicians, but men ot high
charaoter and acknowledged influence, he
will not only do a very proper thing in
itself, but he will strengthen no little his
n l m in
party and nimseit. liut such a course as
this would not meet the approval of his
lhe President musi -ie elected by
Southern Democrats or not at all. The
way to build himself up in the South is
by standing by his party the party that
elected him and must re-elect him. and
not by heeding the Mugwump oracles,
Every time he manages to retain a Re
publican in office he weakens himself with
many sound Democrats who are not office
seekers and have never been. The great
est mistake of papers ol a certain class is
in attributing opposition to the Biitish
Liite i enure system to be prompted by a
desire for office. We know that the
strongest enemies of the Civil Service
humbug are men who never held an office
in their lives and have no sort of favors to
solicit from "the powers that be."
The Times thinks that Cleveland's real
popularity is based upon his Civil Service
record. We would be sorry to believe
this. No one censures the President for
executing a law that affects some 12,000
of 115,000 office-holders. The complaint
is lhat he desires to continue. and extend
the law so as to embrace still other office
holders. The complaint is that be has
appointed to office Republicans not af
fected by the law, and retains others who
ought io go.
We nave strong hopee that before lhe
midsummer of next year tens of thou
sands of Republicans now in office will
have been turned out. That is the way
to strengthen the Administration with
North Carolina Democrats who believe
that the true way to make a Democratic
Administration honest, emcient and re
spected is to put on guard none but a
trustworthy, faithful, vigilant Democrat
Shams. There is a place in New York
where the finest of wedding trousseaus,
even down to the shoes and stockings, may
be hired for a night,and it is said tbat prom
inent society women patronize the estab
lishment. They pay from $7 to $40 for
the loan. Men are accommodated for 2.
Cotton is king in the South and
rules his empire like a despot. A truly
free people ought to make him a servant
and not a master; and this can only be
done under the leadership of those friends
of our fathers, "Hog and Hominy."
JEtf" Richmond papers are raising a sen
sation over a watch that has been found
in Cluverius's cell hid in a crevice in the
wall. It is an old-fashioned gold hunting
case watch ot very costly pattern and
bears the initials of "L. C."
Two Ladies burned to Death by start
ing a fire with Oil. Pittsburg, July 18.
Mrs James bmitn ot our Mile nun, was
fatally burned, and her husband and sis-
ter-in-law, Annie Smith, quite seriously
miured last evening by an explosion ot a
can of kerosene. Mrs Smith attempted
to start a fire in a stove with the oil, and
the flames communicating to the can
caused an explosion. The burning liquid
was scattered over the two women, setting
fire to their clothing. Mr Smith came to
their rescue, but before the names were
extinguished, his wife was burned so bad
ly that she will die, and Miss Annie bad
sustained painful injuries. Mr Smith had
both arms and face badly scratched in his
efforts to save the women. This makes
the sixth oil can fatality in this vicinity
in forty-eight hours.
Husband and Wife Indicted. Win
chester. Va., July 19. The grand jury
to-day indicted Nathan Kohn and his wife
for violation of the law of this State
which forbids the marriage of persons of
the relationship which they held before
they were married.. Mri Kohn is the
daughter of Mr Kohn's sister. She is
eighteen years old, handsome and edu-
oated. Her maiden name was Emma
Frankel. They were married in' Balti
more on Jane 24 and made a wedding
tour in the North. Mr Kohn is about
thirty years old and a merchant. The
penalty npon conviction is a heavy fine
! CHARLOTTE MARKET. July 28, 1887.
Wbat little Cotton waa offered on this
market tbis week, sold at 10$ to 10$.
Flour from country Mills is not in much
1 demand, and not much offering. About
12.25 per sack is tbe ruling price.
Corn and Corn Meal 68 to 70 cents
bushel; Oats 33$; Irish Potatoes 35
40; Oniona 50 and 60.
Beef, on the hoof, 2 J to 3 cents
pound; Sheep tl.25 to 12 each.
Eggs 1C cents per dozen; Chiekeni 12$
to 25 cent each, according to size and
quantity offered; Batter 2U cents per
pound for a good article.
tS" All through Mecklenburg and Union I
counUes the crops never were more encouraging.
Th iof- ,.;. , . , . 6 6
1B& latfi raini have hPT) owners! unit Ilia rr.ra I
look better than for the past twenty years.
. , i
Last Monday the nine year old daughter j
of Mr J. H. Armstrong of this city, was kindling
a fire in the stove, and for the purpose used kero- 1
sene oil. An explosion took Dlace. reuniting in
the child's clothing taking fire and fatally in
juring her. She died on Tuesday morning.
C3T At the Charlotte District Conference of
the Methodist E. Church, South, held at Pine-
E. J. Lilly of Lilesville, S. J. Hood of Matthews,
and B. W. Reid of Union . countyv were elected
delegates from the District to the next annual
Conference at Fayetteville.
tW A meeting in the interest of the proposed
new road from Charlotte to Augusta, and from
Charlotte to Roanoke, Va., has been called by Mr
J. II. Weddington. Chairman of the local com
mittee, in accordance with a resolution passed at
a previous meeting held in this city. The fol
lowing is the invitation issued :
Charlotte, N. C, July 23, 1887.
Dear bir: Your community is respectfully
invited to send delegates to a meeting to be held
here on Thursday. August llth, ia the interest
of a Railroad from Roanoke, Va., via Winston,
Mocksville and Charlotte. N. C. Yorkville.
Union and other points in South Carolina to
Augusta, Ga. We have been promised the pres
ence at this meeting of a representative of the
Roanoke and Southern Railroad, and possibly
another line may be represented.
we Deneve tbat tbis line is feasible, and if the
proper effort is made, that the line as indicated
will be adopted by the company.
it is needless tor us to attempt to point out
the advantages of such a line to your section.
We believe it will open up competition that can
not be done by any other line now projected.
Hoping to see a representative from vour
locality at this meeting, we are, ; .
x ours very truly,
J. H. Weddington,
R. M. Oates,
John Wilkes, ;
D. A. Tompkins,
In this city, at the residence of the bride's
mother, on the 2Gth inst, by Rev. J. Y. Fair, Mr
J. F. Alexander and Miss Eugenia M. Alexander.
In this city, on the 27th inst. by the Rev. A.
Q. ilcManaway, Mr P. E. Linnell, formerly of
Connecticut, and Miss Mary Creighton.
At Huntersville. this county, by Rev. R. A.
Miller, on the 27th inst, Mr James F. Jordan of
Raleigh, and Miss Amity Hunter, daughter of
Mrs. juattie Hunter.
In Lincoln county, on the 21st inst.. Mr Prvor
Justice of Cleveland county, and Miss Jennie
In this city, on the 26th inst.. Edsrar. son of Mr
ana Airs J. u. marsn, aged is montns.
In this city, on the 25th inst., Ida, infant child
oi Mr ana Mrs v. a. (Jates.
In this county, on the 24th inst.. Miss Amelia
In Stanly county, on the 22d inst, Mrs Polly
uunneycutt, aged o years, wire or Mr Andrew
tlunneycutt, and grandmother of Mr Kufus
Hunneycutt of this city.
At Graham, on the 25th inst, Mrs Freeland.
wife of Mr J. G. Freeland of this city, aged 38
In Columbia, S. C, on the 25th inst.. Caut.
John L. Chambers, formerly of this city.
In Rock Hill, S. C. Mrs Falla Glenn. daughter
of Mr Jackson Falls of Gaston county.
To Exchange for Oats or
One Thoroughbred Jersey Bull Calf entitled
to be registered, traces to Bomba, St. Helien,
Eurotas (twice) Coomassie (twice) and Daisey
(the Parana Stephens Cow.) None better bred.
One Bull Calf, three-fourths Jersey and one-
fourth Ayrshire, and one very fine Heifer Calf,
half Jersey and half Ayrshire. Also, four pure
bred Southdown Buck Lambs. The Cotton Seed
can be delivered this Fall.
8. B. ALEXANDER,
J uly 29, 1887. P. O., Charlotte, N. C.
Lincolnton, Lincoln Co., N. C.
A School for both sexes. Wide awake and ud
with the times. Thorough, practical and relia
ble. Prepares for College or for Business. The
success of our pupils our best advertisement
Location healthy. Of easy access by Railroad.
Next session begins the last Wednesday in
We want you to see a Circular. Please send
for one to
D. MATT. THOMPSON,
July 29, 1887. 6w Principal.
Just received, a large line of New Books: in
"John-A-Dreams," a Tale, 25 cents.
A Wicfced Oirl." by Mary Cecil Hav. 25 cents.
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MA Modern Telemachus," by Charlotte Young,
"The Guilty River," by Wilkie Collins, 25 cents.
'Megnon's Secret and Wanted a Wife," .by John
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'A Strange Inheritance," by F. M. F. Skene,
"Cranford," by Mrs Gaskill, 25 cents.
"Golden Bells," by A. E. Francillon, 25 coats.
"Lucy Crofton," by Mrs Oliphant, 25 cents.
"Uutta," by Geo. Temple, 25 cents.
"Lil Lorinne," by Theo. Gift, 50 cents.
ROSS & ADAMS,
17 South Tryon Street.
March 25, 1887.
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April 22, 1887. Charlotte, N. C.
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Flour I Flour !!
We are dealing largely in Flour of all grades.
buying it direct from the Mills by the Car Load,
and can always give you lowest market prices.
If you want a number one good Flour, try owr
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SPRINGS & BURWELL.
A GOOD OPENING.
I will sell a halt interest In my BOOT AND
SHOE STORE, to an active man of coed buai-
u v " 1:urCDa3er mow naveKeady Money.
The business has amounted to (63,000 a year
. . r. . .. . -y J J .
reiau. me iiouse is wen esuou&hed, ana I deal
directly with the Manufacturers of National
Proposals open until Sept 1st ; . ' .
W. W. PEGKAM,
16 South Tryon street. Charlotte, N. C.
July 29, 1887.
CHAPTER OF PACTS.
Worthy of Your PerusaL
Blessed this year with abundant crops of every
kind, the forced and heroic economy of our peo-
the day, and with it fresh impetus to the Mer
chant; and to him the question suggests itself
where to buy his goods. The answer is, at pour '
nearest home market, and ibat market for the '
Carolinas is Charlotte, N. C. And the House -pre-eminently
entitled to your trade la tha
Wholesale House of the undersigned. . ' r
In support of which claim, I lay a few facts
before you, challenging the world- to gainsay'"
1st Fact I carry by far the largest Stock of :
Goods in my line in the State, and cite a few ,
quantities of same.
2d Fact 150 cases, or 7,500 pieces, or 375,000
yards Prints, irom S cents to 6 cents per yard.
3d Fact 600 bales, 12,000 pieces, or 500,000
yards Plaids. - r ,
4th Fact 30 cases, 1,500 pieces, 75,000 yards
Bleached from Z to 10 cents per yard.
5th Fact 100 bales, 100,000 yards 3 4, 7-8 and "
4-4 Sheetings. .
Cth Fact 2,250 pieces, 112.500 yards Casimeres,
most of them made for me especially, in the .
States of North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee,
Georgia, and Kentucky, from 10 cents to f 1.50 .
7th Fact 200 cases, 1,000 dozen Hats for men
and boys from $3 to f 30 per dozen -;
8th Fact 1,000 cases 80,000 pairs Shoes. - .
9th Fact 800 cases Boots, all made especially
for me and warranted solid.
10th Fact $25,000 worth of Shirts, Buttons,
Suspenders and Notions in general.
llth Fact I boy everything from first hands
and pay Cash as I go, hence advantages over .
others. ... ,
12th Fact In buying from me you can at all
times have recourse on me should there be
anything wrong, which you cannot on tnenon- .
resident. . ; - V -
13th Fact. In buying from me, you- help to
build up the enterprises of your own section,'
and hence you share its benefit, which is not
the case when you buy of a non-resident ' i "a t
14th Fact. In buy inn at your nearest home-
market you get a much lower rate of freight.
(tnanas to ue xnter-btate commerce lw.j .
15th Fact In buying from my strictly Whole
sale House your customer cannot say tbat he
can buy where you buy. f
A good many more facts could be cited, but
the above ought to satisfy anyone. , , , , 4 f-. -; ,
Finally Prices will be guaranteed to : you
against all comers by the Standard Wholesale .
July 29, 1887. Charlotte, N. O.
E. M. ANDREWS f
CARRIES THE LARGEST
Most Complete Stock -
CofUns and Metallic Cases
In the State. " '
I buy largely and sell cheap.
Pianos and Organs ';t
Sold on easy terms,
July 29, 1887.
A few second-hand Pianos
E. M. ANDREWS.'
Every Lady purchasing Goods In the above
line will do well to investigate our Stock and
Prices. This department of our business receives
special attention and embraces all the most ,
desirable materials to be found in a first-class .
Mourning Goods department. ' "
Lusterless Silks from
(1 to $2.
Cashmeres in every
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Our 75c. Cashmere is extra value at the price.
Be sure to see it. . 5.1 ;
Full line of Henriettas from $1 to f 2.
Tricots, Sebastopools, DraD' Almas, in All-Wool
and Silk Warps. Black Satteens and Black,
Plaid Organdies. . ti
Full stock of Trimming and Veiling Crepes,
Nuns Veiling, Crimp Trimmings, Buttons, etc. , ,
Mail Orders solicited and promptly filled
T. L. 8EIGLE & CO. 5
May 27, 1887. 11 West Trade St.
Water Closet Seat, a new and valuable device
for the cure and prevention of Piles. No .cure .
no pay. . .
For further information apply to ' ,
E. NYE HUTCHISON, M. D.,
Charlotte. July 22, 1887. Agt for Patentee:
, PEACE INSTITUTE,
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