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The Charlotte Democrat.
YATES & STRONG, Editor and Proprietors.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Friday, August 5, 1887.
Tub Rkcbnt uais iu
heavy rains during th. Pt week dM era
.idereble damage trop. and Railroad,
and mills South and We. of this city.
Oa tbe We'tera Division of the Carolina
Centra Road, the new iron bridge near
Shelby w9 "jured ud near Liucolnton
the County bridge, iron, waa washed
West of Lincoioion trains were
for a day or two. On tbe Air Line
Rotd therewere some waaboata and bridges
pot oat of plnmb, and on the Western
X C. Road the washouts detained trains
a day or two. By this time all necessary
repairs hare been made.
Considerable damage was done to the
county bridges in Cleveland, and several
mills destroyed. Also, some, damage to
bridges in (iaston. ; .
The Catawba River and the South Fork
overflowed.their banks, and of course sub
merged adjoining fields, injuring crops to
lome extent, but how much we do not
inow. It the corn was not washed down,
the damage will not be so great.
The rain ceased Tuesday evening, and
ibu weather cleared up, and we hope no
nne is seriously damaged. From what
we hear of the crops, we should suppose
that there will be a sufficient crop of corn
oo the highlands, if not an acre of low
lands was made.
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23f The State papers are saying that
the chief mailing clerk in tbe Charlotte
post-office is a negro. Will not the Home
Democrat tell all about that? Raleigh
Tbe chief mailing clerk, the chief clerk
god tbe delivery clerk, in the Charlotte
Post-Office, are white men. There is a col
ored man in the Office who acts as janitor
and general assistant. He was there
through former Republican administra
tions; and when Gen. Young went in as
Postmaster be was the only man who was
willing to remain and help the new Post
master in the discharge of his new duties.
He is capable, polite nd accommodating,
and knows a great deal about the running
of the mails in fact, his services cannot
easily be dispensed with, unless an intelli
gent white man would go in at the pay
, i i i a
W'li per montn; ana quietly learn me du
ties, and remain 12 and fifteen hours on
duty. The place has been offered to white
men, but none have accepted. Under tbe
circumstances, we cannot see that any
blame lies at the door of Gen. Young, our
The Fabmers' Institute at Mt. IIol
:vi. A communication in another column,
about tbe Farmers' Institute at Mt. Holly,
netVweek, is tbe "first information on the
lubiyt tVIat has been sent the Democrat.
;'ili rather late, but we publish it, never
theless. Tbe managers of the Institute at
'Concord, Also to be held next week, have
frequently sent us information about their
arrangements, but the managers of the
Mt. Holly affair ignored tbe Democrat
until the present. However, that makes
'but little difference, and we only allude
to me matter as a reason why more
information about the enterprise has not
theretofore appeared in this paper. Both
i Institutes will be largely attended. Ex-
' tensive preparations have been made at
Mt. Holly, our correspondent says, and
ttrains.will be run between Charlotte and
vlhe'Encarapment every twoor three hours
"earcli da,y, so that sleeping and other ac
commodations can be obtained at tbe
Charlotte Hotels by all who do not find it
convenient to stay at Mt. Holly at night,
We are authorized to say that
excursion rates to Concord for the Far
mer'a institute next week, will be 85
oents for the round trip from Charlotte
From all points on the Richmond & Dan
ville Railroad, A., T. & O. Railroad, and
the Western N. C. Railroad, at the same
In addition to tbe speakers announced
there will be an address from Mr S. O.
Wilson of Wake county, subject, "Grape
Culture;" and oue from Mr W. S. Prim
rose of Raleigh, on "Agricultural Educa
There is nothing, probably, that
tends more to keep negroes poor and
destitute than excursions and festivals.
They will invest their last dime in the
"scursion" or "festiment," even if they
have nothing at home to eat.
friend at Davidson College
writes us as follows:
"On Saturday last, Gus Lemly, colored,
was arrested for stealing wheat from W.
B. Withers. He was tried before Justice
Mays the charge sustained, and on failure
to give security for his appearance at
Court, waa committed tojail. On Sunday
ne made his escape from Constable
Worsham, and is now at large. He is a
lenitentiary convict and bad negro.'
The Atlant!rHotel at Morehead
City, was sold at publio auction on Mon
day last, to a company composed of
Mtssrs Julian S. Carr, Dr. G. W. Black
cl, and Barnes & Branch. The price
Pid ag Us ioO, less than tbe cost of the
Central Hotel again under the management
of Mr H. C. Eccles. with Geo. W. Bryan as
mortgage Bale of House and Lot Wm. Max
, T11' Mortgagee.
sieriffg Sale of Land T. 8. Cooper, Sheriff.
Sale of property for taxes due in 1886 W. P.
con School, in Charlotte, for Youths W. A.
Barrier, Principal, F. P. Matz, vlce-Princi-
southern Prize Turnip Seed, for Sale by R. H.
R Jordan & Co., Druggists.
report of the First National Bank of Charlotte,
t M- P; Pegram, Cashier.
"eportof the Merchants and Farmers National
a aKof, Charlotte J. R. Holland, cashier.
Ayer Go's. Medicines, for sale by all druggists.
A New Cause fob Divorce. The
last Legislature added a new cause or I
ground for a Divorce in North Carolina, I
viz: II a man is indicted for a felony and I
flees the State, and is absent for one year I
from the date of finding the indictment, I
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bis wile may obtain a divorce. It it said
mat me amendment was suggested by the
case of Heigh tman of Lexington, who re-
centlv ran awav and went n.n.a.
Tbe following is the amendment or new
law on the subject :
Bee. 1. That section one thousand two hun
dred and eighty-five of The Code be amended
toy adding the following as sub-section five : "If
the husband shall be indicted for a felony and
uee me omie ana aoes not return within one
year irom tbe time the indictment is found."
Sec. 2. This Act shall be in force from its rati
fication. In the General Assembly read three times, and
mined this the 26th day of February, A. D. 1887.
And the following are the Sections of
the Code in regard to Divorces :
Sec. 1285. For
what causes' marriages may be I
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uuniun way uo uisouiveu ana ine r.mM i
thereto divorced from the bonds of matrimonv.lt....- i i
on application of the party injured, made as by
iaw piuviucu, in me luuowing cases : I
1. If either Dartv shall aenaratn fmm ti. ntw
and live in adultery. I
z. li me wite shall commit adultery. derous mysteries. The gang is on the
3. If either party at the time of the marriage order of the Bald-Knobbers, and itf get
as and still is naturally impotent. ,: u ij -.u
4. If the wife at the time of the marriaee be 5ng bolder with each successive crime.
pregnant, and the husband be ignorant of the
fact of such pregnancy and be not the father of
the child with which the
wife waa pregnant at
tbe time of the marriage,
ike. 1286. What causes sufficient for divorce from
bed and board.
The buperior Court may grant divorces from
bed and board on application of the party in
jured, made as by law provided, in the following
1. If either nartv shall abandon his or
2. Shall maliciously turn the other out
3. Shall by cruel or barbarous treatment en
danger the life of the other; or,
4. Shall offer such indignities to the Derson of
the other as to render his or her condition intol
erable and life burdensome; or,
o. onau oecome an habitual drunkard.
It is said that there are twenty
Editors of newspapers elected to the next
Uongress. That's a bad sign for the
Editors. What in the world a real Editor.
who understands managing a printing
office, wants to go to Congress for. we
cannot understand. An Editor who un
derstands his business and has patronage
enough to support himself and family, and
pay his employees, cannot be bene
fitted either in honor or finances by going
to Congress or by accepting any politioal
xakmkks alliance. mere was a
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targe numoer oi iarmers in the city yes-
t prn a v who Pima to allonn a moaitnr n
the Wake County Farmers' Alliance.
The meeting was held in tbe court house
and was secret, tbe doors being absolutely
closed to everybody who was not a mem-
Der ot the body, i be nature ot tbe pro
ceedings was kept strictly secret. It was
made Known, nowever, tnat there were
twenty-three alliances in the county, twen
ty of which were represented at the meet
ing by delegates. Tbe membership of the
twenty alliances was reported to be be
tween 800 and 1,000.. The principal pur
pose of the alliance as set forth in its con
stitution is to enable the farmers of the
county to get the last or highest price for
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produce, ana to provide tor it as direct a
sale as possible that is to say, the Al
liance intends that tbe producer shall sell
his cotton at factory prices, and that this
may be done, to prevent so much interme-
diate Dandling oi the staple as well as
other produce, by various agencies, all of
which must make a profit before it gets
to the final market. Raleigh Observer,
I5ut why noia secret meetingsr jxo in
terest can be Ions: benefitted by secret
class combinations all experience in the
past has shown that. The Grange fell
into disrepute in consequence of its secret
meetings and the operations of a few sinis-1
ter men who used it for mean and selfish I
purposes. Tbe man who is not a friend I
of the farming interests is a fool, for no
people can live without the farmer, no
matter how much gold, or stocks, or oily
property, they may own all is worthless
unless the ground is successfully tilled by
the farmer. But secret class organizations
of any sort are not only not beneficial, but
hurtful and dangerous the Knights of
The Raleigh Observer expresses our sen
timents exactly in its editorial remarks:
"We are aorry that the Farmers' Con
vention thought it necessary to sit with
closed doors and have a sort of counter
sign to secure admittance, or rather to
keep out intruders. If their object is at
tainable and commends itself to tbe good
judgment of the people throughout the
State, it would receive only approbation
and assistance; if not attainable, a discus
sion of th subject in publio could not
All our life we have opposed secret-class
societies of combinations, because we con-
aider thetn injurious to tbe parlies con
cerned ana to tbe publio generally. Let
the friendts of a good cause always act
openly andin broad-daylight.
ff-$T If aUl the people go to the Mount
Holly gathering of farmers next week,
who are reported as going, there will
room enough even in Char-
lotle to hold
them. It is stated that sev-
day will be run between
d Mt. Holly 12 miles dis-
fear .hat somebody will be
iherman, in his West Point
ie recent graduates, saia:
"There is an
old saying that 'knowledge
iliis not true. Aotion is
ken guided by knowledge
power, and v
fargest measure of results.
I have encoo
'red men who knew more
of the science "f war than Grant, Meade,
r HincnAlr v . lODi 1 WOUld OOt hSVe 10
trusted with i. picket guard."
That is traej vetT wor1 of il- Kno
ledge and edut uion wiI1 do bat ,itlle
r.A ni.. is accompanied with a
ereat deal of acti P nd bard work. The
idea of the prese.
t day, especially among
at book education alone
the negroes, is,
will enable men'
ind women to flourish in
the world and
row neb. They re
and will find it out
when their stomal1
begin to gnaw for
something to eat.
l3TAa Republican Senators are bo fond
of having so-called ''Southern outrages"
investigated, we hope Senator Vance or
Ransom will introduce a resolution, wbea
Congress meets, to investigate some
Northern outrages. ks-klax.&cespeciallv
the matter referred to in tbe following
Illinois Ku-Klux. A special fiom
narriBourg, in., says : Persons who have
just returned from the interior of Hardin
county report that the ku klux gang are
preparing for another onslaught on the
good people of that section. Since tbe
James Bell assassination of last week.
county Judge Jacob Hess, Logan Belt'
wile, and a number of others, have re
ceived written notices to leave the countv.
People throughout the county are terri
fied, and many are leaving without re
ceiving me invitation extended to so
mauy. The gang is beginning to warn
people of other counties to tret out ol
Among these are tbe
inonds ol the late Logan and James Bell, I
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wno uvea in tne iiAirhhrrinor cinnlv nt I
uaiaim ru ;t. t n.a
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citizens oi me county is called lor August
6th to devise means to ferret out the mur-
liarl bnerwood, one of the persons warned
te leave Elizabethtown, has taken up his
residence here for fear his life will be
Nothing worse than the above has ever
occurred in tbe south. .Now let tbe U.
appoint an investigating com
mittee, for the benefit of John Sherman.
vrreensooro nas lust enacted an
Ordinance to prevent loafers from crod-
ing me fiaiiorms oi the .Depot on tbe ar
rival and departure of trains. Salisbury
is iu need of such an Ordinance.
15 Tbe following is an item for tbe
! consideration of mothers who trust, out of
their sight, children to the entire care of
brutal negro servants:
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"in vjrreenvuie county, o. a negro
girl aged but seven years, killed an infant
she was nursing and beat nearly to death
its" little brother with a doorlatch. She
then tried to throw the body in the well
but was not strong enough. She is in
nan. in ueorgia there is a twelve year
old uegro girl under sentence of death for
The baby-carriage on the streets, in the
hot sun, is a source of torture to the little
innocents, and a shame to parents.
Hon. John Sherman was endorsed
as a candidate for President by tbe Re
publican State Convention of Ohio. His
platform is to spend as much of the Fed
eral money as possible among tbe pension-
grabbers and negro educational grabbers.
taif North Carolina imperatively de
mands a first class history of her people.
bbe can no longer afford to do without it.
We should be glad to see our next Gener
al Assembly engage Mr Kingsbury to do
this work; it would be well done, admira
bly well done, and to him would be a la
bor of love. He should be paid $1 0,000
and all travelling expenses and allowed
as much time as he would need. He is
man of sufficient Slate pride, information
ana culture to give us a state history se
cond to none that any man could write.
A people without a history is to be pitied.
We have a history, one rich in glorious
achievements, but has never been written
properly and consequently our own peo
ple do not know it. narrenton U-azelle.
We have several "histories" of North
Carolina, but they are rather partial, one
sided concerns mainly devoted to the
praise of "professional" men and office-
holding politicians. We need a history
that will contain such names of the de
ceased as Edward J. Hale, Western R.
Gales, Peter M. Hale, James Fulton,
Thomas Loring, Thos. J. Lemay, Thos. J.
I Holton and others, printers and editors.
who did more for North Carolina than all
tbe office-holding gentlemen ever did in
their life-time. Also, let the noble deeds
of engine builders, civil engineers, house-
builders, and other prominent mechanics,
be recorded. Let all classes have a fair
showing in a new history.
Idlf" The following paragraph from the
AsheviIIe Citizen reminds one ot tbe man
mentioned in the Bible who had the barn-
building matter tinder consideration for a
Not Room Enough tor the Crops. Mr
R. V. Blackstock sayB that the farmers in
his, Flat Creek, township have threshed
out their wheat, and tbe crop is so large
that thev actually have not house-room
for it. many having their barns, cribs, and
even dwelling houses full. And with all
another serious trouble stares the Iarmers
in the face, and that is, what to do with
tbe enormous corn crop which they are
promised, some fearing they will just have
to let it stand in the held, unless they can
erect harbors or sheds for it.
A Curious Cask. A Fayetteville cor
respondent makes the following state
"Miss Mary Lula Green, who lived on
tbe east side of the river, died on yester
day after a most wonderful illness, at the
age of 12 years. For two yeais past she
has been in delicate health, and about two
months aso was prostrated by a severe
nervous shock. Her jaws became locked
and for fiftv-one davs she never ate or
drank anything. Neither was she stimu
lated in any artificial manner whatever
exceDt bv beincr rubbed with cod liver oil
and whiskey. She was conscious all tbe
while, but never opened her eyes except
when asleep. Her case created great in -
terest and hundreds of curious and super-
stitious persons went to see her. one
was closely watched by Dr. Hodges, and
everything possible was done to prolong
life, four days before her death, she
became conscious, her eyes opening and
her jaw 8 relaxing. Like Dr. Tanner, she
firt ate some watermelon, the family hap -
nAnn h. a.t;n mnma mt ihn tlmn
ueu.uk w-w -
For the following four days, however, sne
oould be induced to eat very little, and as
the days passed by. her life blood slowly
CIT" From accounts in the newspapers
we see that Jersey bulls are killing peo
ple all over the country. Dangerous
i things to be loose on a farm.
ff In regard to the Pensions allowed
Mexican war soldiers, a Washington cor
respondent of the Statesville Landmark
'In reply to a great number of inqui
ries, the Commissioner of . .Pensions re
plies, that, under tbe Mexican Pension act,
pensions can be paid from tbe date of the
passage of the act, January 29th, 1887, 1
only when pensioners were sixty-two
years old previous to that date; in tbe
exceptions to this rule, the payment will
. begin on the day when the pensioner is 62
years of age, unless in cases of dependency
That 62-year old clause is a very unjust
one to a large number of men who volun
teered in their youthful days and went to
Mexico to fight the battles of the United
Stales. There are several men in this
county and in this State, who went all
through the Mexican war, but cannot get
a pension because they are not vet 62
Congress should remedy such
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Tiik Surplus in thk Treasury.
Under heading of the "Great Lock Up,"
Harvey Fisk & Son, New York brokers,
have issued a circular, and speaking of
the large amount of surplus money now in
the U. S. Treasury, it says:
"Tbe situation is startling. If allowed
to continue every interest will leel it.
Every loot ot land will become ot less
value, everv bushel of wheat, every bushel
of corn, every pound oi cotton will de
cline in value. On the other hand, if the
administration goes to work under the
powers given it by existing laws, and
earnestly tries to frame uew laws for the
consideration of tbe incoming Congress,
we shall see such an era of prosperity as
was never betore witnessed in this land.
The fact is that with the exception of
some twenty minions deposited by tne
Treasury with National Banks, there is
now "locked up," out of use, and drawing
no interest, in the United States Treasury,
the vast sum of nearly three hundred and
forty million dollars.
One hundred millions, of this vast sum
the Treasury is obliged to keep under tbe
laws as a reserve against United States
notes. Upwards of another hundred mil
lions of this sum is retained to redeem the
notes of National Banks failed or retiring
Of the balance, there ia retained to meet
past due Bonds, Disbursing Utnoers'
drafts, P. O. Department accounts and
divers appropriations, nearly seventy mil
lion dollarr, lust as it the treasury was
not receiving from the people every month
upwards of twenty-five million dollars to
meet all these things.
For all tbe above, the Treasury De
partment may set up a valid excuse; but,
if so, tbe next Congress should see that
something is done to utilize as large apart
of this 9270,000,000 as is consistent &safe.
Here ia a piece of important newa
Extension of the Free Delivery System.
-WA8niNGTOX. Aug. 1. A number of
new fsfce delivery postoffioes will be estab
lished September 1st. Ibe only three in
the South are Colombia, S. C, Shreve-
port, La., and Charlotte, N. C.
A letter from Morehead City to
the Raleigh Observer, 3d inst., says:
"A syndicate of North Carolina gentle
men, headed by Julian S. Carr, Esq., tbe
others being A. B. Branch and Edwin
Barnes of Wilson, and Dr. Blacknall, be
came the purchasers of the Atlantio Hotel.
The syndicate propose making the"Atlan
tic the popular resort of the South, by
beautifying tbe premises, adding all the
modern conveniences and comforts, put
ting iu electrio lights, erecting improved
bath houses and placing tbe property in
charge of the finest caterer in tbe country.
The "Summer Capital" in the hands of
these native JNorth - Uarolimans is going
to be made to blossom like the rose. There
are between four and five hundred guests
in tbe house now. representing eight dif
The event of the season transpired to
day, air and Mrs Julian S. Carr gave
one of their characteristic surf parties.
More than 250 persons were entertained
av the pavilion upon tbe beach. Music
and an abundance of splendid refresh'
ments, added to the very fine surf-bath
ing. rendered the occasion ine most rech
erche as well as the most pleasing event
of the season.
13 Speaker Carlisle has been inter
viewed on the political situation, and as
usual, when be has anything to say, speaks
direct to the point and without the slight
est equivocation. He says tbe renomma-
tion of President Cleveland "will be the
wisest and best tbiog the Democratic
party can do." and that "if nominated he
will be elected, no matter who bis oppo
nent." Mr Carlisle hopes for the passage
by the next Congress of a revenue reform
bill, in order to do which be says the Dem
ocratic revenue reformers "are willing to
meet their political associates of all shades
of opinion upon this subject in caucus, and
support such measures ot revision and re
duction as the majority may agree upon
after a full and free interchange of views."
Mr Carlisle doea not attach much impor
tance to the labor movement as a factor
in the next Presidential campaign. Ex
In the election in Kentucky last Monday,
there was a considerable Democratic loss in
Speaker Carlisle's District. What's the matter?
The Kentucky Election on Monday
last. Louisville, Ky., Aug. 3. Returns
from the back counties come in slow.
Backner's (Dera., for Governor) majority
is estimated by the most conservative at
about 15,000. Others claim it will reach
25,000. In either event it shows a large
falling off from tbe usual Democratio
majority of 40,000. The Republicans are
keeping their courage up and are claim-
I ine the State. Returna more or less re-
I liable from 68 counties show a net Demo-
I cratio loss of 21,000. 11 the ratio is pre-
1 served throughout the btate, Buckner
majority falls to 7,500.
I List of Letters
I Remaining uncalled for in the Charlotte Post
I Office for the week ending August 1st, 1887.
I Lee Abernatha, Geo B Anderson. J Belk,
I Charley Berden, M H Dwyer, Edward Everett,
1 Mary Edwards, Louise Felock. L Funderburk 2,
m t) l J J I nn ..Wn IcdtnfiAHlAM 11 fHnf.
I rauj u, u ui ""'"""I "
I I.. V D..1. u.i HAith ra IT Unit mm
PeirrT HolLT KT Harrison. W Y Holland. W J
I Johnston, Harvey T Jones, KKimboLR J Latta,
I rare S IS Leather, ut a aicunee 4, iaura auwn,
IWM Morgan. F A Osborne. Hannah Pickinson.
I r partlnw Rnim RutliST TMn Richard.
son. Martha Ray. JF Shoemaker. Solomon
Snears. Ossie Sawing. Maggie Taylor, col. LP
White, Carrie E White, Jno Waahington, Robt
When calling for the above please say adver
tised. Jno. A. Youho, P. M.
The Cxstbal ' Horn uhdkb - the - old
Mahagexkht. Mr II. C Eccles, together with
Mr Geo. W. Bryan as a partner, baa again taken
I charge of the Central Hotel in this city. Mr
Eccles first took charge of the Central in 1863,
3d reUred d opened the Belmont in January,
1886, He u now bMk borne again, and together
wnu orjmn, wm continue to greei me patrons
of the establishment with first clasi accomraoda-1
tions. They have an abundant capital, and their
financial standing is No. 1. The Central and
Belmont will be joined together by a passage-
way, and the Belmont continued as an annex of
the Central making one of the best and largest 1 from Cleveland families assisted in the nn
Hotels in the Southern Btates. I veiling. An ode written by a South Car-
Messrs Scoville and Brockenbrough, the re-1
tiring managers of the Central, have the esteem I
and good will of this community. They have I
been pleacant and gentkmanly towards all who I
have visited the Central during their 18 months
management, and it is hoped they may meet with
much success in their future business relations.
The colored Firemen of the city (together
with invited guests) are having a big parade to
day (Thursday). There is present from abroad a
military and fire company from Raleigh, and a
fire company from Chester. Other companies
were prevented from attending, it is said, by
washouts on Railroads.
it a Patent Holler louring Mill waa
established Jn Charlotte, it might do a splendid
business, t The wheat crop of this section is
abundant, but there is no market here for any
of it. A wheat market here would bring a large
trade to the city, Large city improvements and
expenditures of money by the Board of Alder
men, the building of houses, &c., will not do
much substantial good unless we have the trade
to enable our people to pay taxes. An increased
trade is what the city needs now more than any
Chaa. W. Tillett, Esq., of Rockingham,
has formed a law co-partnership with -Col. H. C.
Jones, and has t&ken up his residence in Char
lotte. He is welcomed by our citizens.
See Ex-Sheriff Griffith's advertisement
of property for sale for taxes. Remember that
the payment of taxes cannot be evaded, and vote
accordingly for officers who have the levying of
Mecklenburg Criminal Court opens on
Monday next Judge Meares will hold the
reigns and administer justice: The .following
are the names of persons drawn to serve as Jurors
during the term : A E Rankin, A C Russell, W
W Reid, J D Watts. M E Beaver, Eugene Cog
bill, J R Henderson, Jno Nicholson, S W
Crowell, H D Duckworth, DA Johnson, J Mc
Holbrooks, M S Edwards, J F Orr, J M Cook,
V? F Baker. S W Davis, J W Wadsworth, J H
Weddington, J A Eell, J M Goodrum, A J
Shannon, T N Alexander, T O Squires, Wm
Baker, J L McRae, J R Brown, C A Griffith, J
W Adams. V H Cates, Edward Hooper, W S
Flenniken, RAP Merritt, Wm Bailes. W L
Ewart and J R Hood.
See the notice of Capt. Barrier's School
for beys in this city, which opens its 15th Ses
sion on the first of September. The School has
always been a good one, but will be better here
after, if possible, as the Principal has secured
the services of Prof. F. P. Matz as Assistant, who
has had much experience in teaching, and has a
superior reputation, and comes recommended
by some of the best men of the country.
UJ The accommodations at the Depot of the
Richmond & Danville and Air-Line Roads, are
of the most inferior quality. There should be a
decent place for passengers waiting to take trains,
and a shed to protect passengers from rain while
j passing from one train to another. Will not the
Railroad authorities take the matter into serious
consideration and do something. Tbe com
plaints and curses of travelers are loud and deep.
We see it stated that there is to be a fine Depot
erected at Raleigh. Mecklenburg county and
Charlotte invested about $400,000 to help build
Railroads, and why the Railroad authorities give
the city such poor, miserable Depot accommoda
tions is unaccountable.
The Beaufort Record highly compli
ments the Hornets Nest Riflemen of this city, on
their recent visit to tbe seashore. The behaviour
of the officers and privates, the Record says,
showed them all to be gentlemen. The members
of the Company, and all otherj, speak in very
complimentary terms of the good management
-of Capt. T. R. Robertson, commander of the Ri
fles. We acknowledge the compliment of the
Riflemen in naming their camp "Yates."
The Melon crop this year seems to be the
largest known for many years. The . market,
every day, is crowded with water-melons and
cantaloupes of superior quality, and at cheap
rates. But there are no peaches, and but few
BP" Mr L. D. Walsh of Danville, Va.. has been
put in charge of the Southern Telegraph Office
in this city, in place of Mr K R Dodge. Mr
Dodge has made a good officer so far as the pub
lic here knows, and his removal ia regretted.
We regret that the Charlotte Observer
has been compelled to suspend. Tbe non-payment
of debtors, and other causes, resulted in sus
pension after a hard struggle during the Summer
months. We suppose the Editor and Proprietor
has at least ten thousand dollars due him, all in
small sums, which could bs easily paid by debtors
if they were honest or disposed to pay.
Col. Jones has made an assignment to Mr H. A.
Deal, the business manager of . the Observer
Religious Sebvices in the Cototbt. We
are requested to publish the following appoint
ments of the Rev. E. A. Osborne for August:
1st Sunday, St Mark's Mission, in Paw Creek,
11 o'clock A. M..
1st Sunday, Dr. Jos. M. Davidson's, 4 o'clock
3d Sunday, St Mark's, 11 o'clock A. M.
3d Sunday. Mr Wm. Abernathy'a Grove. 4
During the week, after the 3d Sunday, ser
vices every day at St Mark's Mission.
Ceketebt Refobt. The report of the Su
perintendent of Cemeteries for the month of
July, shows that there were 18 deaths in Char
lotte during the month 01 J uiy, 01 which o were
white and 10 colored. Of the 8 whites the causes
of death were: Typhoid fever 1; cholera infantum
meningitis 1: uranic toxemia 1: covulsions 1:
cancer 1; inanition 1. Of the 10 colored, tbe
causes of death were : Typhoid fever 2; dropsy
1; heart disease 1 paralysis 1; old age 1; conges
tion of the brain 1; dysentery 1; initial disease 1;
CHARLOTTE MARKET. August 4, 1887.
At this season of tbe year tbe price of
Cotton is nominal. A few bales have
been sold this week at 10$. New York
and Liverpool markets depressed.
Country Flour $2 to $2.25 per sack;
Corn and Meal 65 and 70 cents per bnsbel;
Oats 371; Irish Potatoes 40-, Onions 50
and 60. - . 7'"
Eggs 12 J cents per dozen; Chickens 10
to 22 cents each; fresh Batter 20.
One of the Heroes of Kiss's Mountain.
Greekvuxe, S. C. Jaly 129. A mon
ument to Col. Ben Cleveland, a hero of the
Revolution, and commander at the - battle
of King's Mountain in that war, was un
veiled yesterday at Fort Madison, a - sta
tion oo the Air Line road. Fifteen hun-
dred people were present, among whom
were many representatives of the Cleve-
land family m South Carolina, tteorgia
and Tennessee. The monument is a clain
shaft, sixteen feet high, simple but beauti-
ful ia design. The unveiling ceremonies
were opened with prayer by the ; Rev.
Gen. Ellison ' Capers. Four - little eirls
olina lady was read by Gen. Capers, and
.Lieut." iov. Manldin read letters from
President Cleveland,' Ex-President Jefier-
on Davis, uov. liicbardson and other,
regretting inability to attend the exercises,
Lieut. Gov. Uauldin thea introduced Mr
R A. Child, of Pickens, who delivered
the oratiou ot the day. Mr Child's ad
dress was forcible and interesting:, and
delivered with effect 3 !
(.Cleveland did not command at the' battle of
King's Mountain. CoL Campbell of Virginia,
commanded, as the result of an agreement be
tween Colonels Sevier, Shelby, Cleveland, Wil
liams, McDowell and Campbell, all of. whom
brought troops to the scene of action, and all
were North Carolinians except Campbell, and
probably Williams. Cleveland waa not a South
Carolinian, according to the beat authority. : At
the time of the battle he waa living in Wilkes
county and raised his troops in that county.
Draper's history of the battle of King's Moun
tain (from which we obtain the above facts) is
the best history, of any battle or event that has
been written, and it will repay any one- to read
it Mr Draper visited the battle ground, and got
most of his information from living men, either
in person or by letter. Eds. Democrat. .
mm i n i .
Dr. C. W. Dabneif. accepts the ; Presi
dency of the ' University of Tennessee.
Dr. C. W. Dabney, Director of tbe North
Carolina State Experiment station, has ac
cepted the Presidency of the University
of Tennessee, in Knoxviile, to take . effect
October 1st. This acceptance loses Dr.
Dabney to North Carolina, a matter that
will be generally regretted, bat especially
by all who are vitally interested in the
agricultural and mineral resources of the
State. Raleigh Observer.
.iesg'- On his way lrom Washington to
Atlanta, October 16th, President Cleve
land will be escorted through Virginia by
Gov. Lee and staff, through North Caro
lina by Gov. Scales and staff, and through
South Carolina by Gov. Richardson and
We do not believe the National
Government has anything to do with ed
ucation in tbe States. It will first furnish
money for the schools; then it will dictate
what books should be used; then it will
not be a generation before Southern youths
and madams will believe that their ances
tors were a race of villains. No national
aid to schools for us, if you please. Clin
ton Caucasian. .
Yes, you may look our for another Freed'
man's Bureau concern in the South.
ReDort of the Condition of the
First National Dank of Charlotte, at
Charlotte, m the State of North Caro-
lina at the close of business, August
1st, 1887 !
Loans and discounts, 1591,013 82
Overdrafts, 8,246 96
U. & Bonds to secure circulation. 100,000 00
Other stocks, bonds and mortgages, 122,181 01
Due from approved reserve agents, 84,733 49
Due from other National Banks, . 14,290 44
Due from State Banks and bankers, 3,479 79
Real estate, furniture and fixtures, : 8,803 00
Current expenses and taxes paid, 2.371 86
Checks and other cash items, 944 67
Bills of other Banks, 11,672 00
Fractional paper currency, nickels andj
cents, lia uo
Specie. r' " ' ; 88.700 00
Legal Tender Notes, 20,000 00
Redemption Fund withU. 8. Treas
urer, 5 per cent ol circulation, 4,500 00
, , LIABILITIES.
Capital stock paid in,
National Bank Notes outstanding,
Dividends unpaid, ' , t T
Individual deposits subject to check,
Demand certificates of deposit - -;
Time certificates of deposit, .
- 9,048 55
Cashiers checks outstanding,
Due to other National Banks.
Due to State Banks and bankers,
Notes and bills rediscounted,
Total, .t , -. ; : ! I : !
State of N. Carolina, County of Mecklenburg,
I, M. P. Pegram, Cashier of the above-named
Bank, do solemnly swear that the above state
ment is true to the best or my knowledge and be
lief. M. P. Pegbam, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this the
4th day of August, 1887.
u. a. u. nun, notary jrubiic.
Correct Attest John L. Brown,"
R. M. Oates, V Directors.
S. A. Cohen, )
Aug. 5, 1887.
Report of the Condition of the
Merchants cc farmers' National Dank
at Charlotte, in the State of North
Carolina, at the close of business,
August 1, 1887:
Loans and discounts. : $480,029 53
Overdrafts. 4.680 62
U. B. Bonds to secure circulation, 100,000 00
Due from approved reserve agents, 15,918 25
Due from other National Banks, 7,931 63
Due from state isanxs and Banters, . z.469 89
Real estate, furniture and fixtures, 6,000 00
Current expenses and taxes paid, 779 50
Checks and other cash items, 478 69
Bills of other Banks, 1,295 00
Fractional paper currency, nickels and
cents, 193 73
Specie. 7578 00
Legal Tender Notes, 6,000 00
Redemption Fund with U. 0. Treas-
. urer, 6 per cent or circulation, 400 00
j Capital stock paid in,
surplus f und.
National Bank Notes outstanding,'
Individual deposits subject to check.
Demand certificates of deposit, ,
Time certificates of deposit, :
uasbiers chectcs outstanding, .
Due to other National Banks,
Due to State Banks and bankers, K
Notes and bills re-discounted, .
. . 469 89
State of N. Caboliha, County of Mecklenburg.
i, J. R. Holland, Cashier of the above-named
Bank, do solemnly swear that the above state
ment is true fe the best of my knowledge aad
beiiei. - j. it. sixujso, cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this the
4th day of August, 1887.
Jno. F. Obb, Notary Public.
Correct Attest J. IL McAden,) ,
H. G. Springs, Directors.
! .; . ' , Geo. E. Wilson,)
Aug. 5, 1887.
H. C. ECCLES. 7 o ? GEO. W. BRYAN.
CIIABI.OXXIS, If . 'c.
The largest and most centrally located Hotel in '
tne cuy. .
' Newly painted and refurnished. Electric
Bells and Electric Lights..., The Central. and
ECCLES & BRYAN,
Aug. 5, 1887.
1873.- r.;- :r:.;"L.''V;:-'i887
. a MACON SCHOOL; ; ,;:;
Opens its 15th Session on the 1st of Sept.
For Circulars call upon R. E. Cochrane, Esq.,
Ko. 7, Tryon street'' " H: :S -J-n us-siii
- 1 . "W. A. BARRIER,
.,? l i ; .;.. -- t Principal.' a
F. P. MATZ, Ph. D..
Aug. 5, 1887. . tf Vi Principal
' ; , .; Sheriff's Sale. 1 : r;..
1 I will sell to the highest bidder, for cash, at
the Court House door in Charlotte, N. C, on the
29th day of August, 1887, at 12 M., one tract1 of
LAND, 1 40 acres, more or leas, lying in Mecklen
burg county, adjoining the landa of W. P. Alex
ander's homestead, G. W. Little, Frank Little and
others. The Land is sold as the property of W.
P. Alexander to satisfy executions in my hands.'
T. 8. COOPER,
August 5,1837. 4w -;'.-! 8berift
By virtue of a power contained in a Mortgage ';
made to me by W. F. Cuthbertsba and wife J. T
M. Cuthbertson, on the 21st day of March, 1883,
and duly recorded ia Book 42, page 163, in the
Register's office in Charlotte, N. &, I will sell,'
at public auction, at the Court House door in
Charlotte, on Monday, the 6th day of September, r
1887, a valuable HOUSE and LOT in the city
of Charlotte, situated on Fifth street ia Square ;
00 and Ward 1, adjoining the property of Mrs ,
C. A. Klueppelberg, Mrs M. E. Farrow and
others. Terms Cash. . . ; . . .
1 WM. MAXWELL, .
Aug. 5, 1887. . ; 5w , y Mortgagee, ; ;
Turnip Seed. ?ot;
In addition to the usual varieties of Turnip '
8eed, we have id stock a small quantity of the' -genuine
SOUTHERN PRIZE, , which pro
duces large bulbs, remains in the ground . in per
fect condition the entire winter and will make '
salad. . ';:--'-
. R H. JORDAN & CO-u
Aug. 5,1887. Springa' Corner,; , .
SALE FOR TAXES. r
Bv virtue of authority conferred nwrn mabv-
law, I will sell at the Court House in the city of n
Charlotte, N. C. for cash, on Monday. Auzust
29th, 1887, at 12 o'clock M., the following de
scribed property lor btate and County , Taxes "
for the year 1886, due and unpaid : - 5 1.
One Lot in the city of Charlotte, adjoining the 4
property of T. H. Gaither and others, sold as
property ol Nellie Alexander taxes due .63 cents, r
One-half Acre of Land in Charlotte townahlD.
adjoining property of Frank Smith and - others,
sold aa property of Nancy Davis taxes dae ,
One-fourth Acre of Land In Charlotte town.
ship, adjoining property of Aaron Dixon and
others, sola as property of Dorcas Murphy'
taxes due 66 cents. , ' . K f
Two Lots in the city of Charlotte, adioininir .
property of Jas. Reid and others, sold aa pro- .
perty of J. G. Thomas taxes due $4.89.
Eighty-four Acres of Land in Paw Creek
township, adjoining property of David Norment
and others, sold as property of Thomas Kinney, :s
returned for taxation by Ned Davidson taxes '
due $5.88. ;. ...
Thirty-six Acres of Land in Steel Creek town
ship, adjoining property of J. A. Caruthera and ,
others, sold as property of T. N. Alexander .
taxes due $ 3.86. " ' "
W. F. GRIFFITH.'
Aug. 5,1887. 4w ! -. f-
BIG STOCK , ?
Ladies Muslin and Gauze .
underwear. : ;
Balbriggan'a and Lisle Thread. Under-Vesta '
all sizes and all qualities. . - " .
Another stock of Swiss and Nainsonlc '
Flouncing at 25 per cent less than earlier in the '
We have made bier reductions in rjricies of some '
White Goods, Oriental Laces, Torchon Laces,-;
Children's Hosiery, &c If you want a nice 5 ;
Traveling Trunk. . a
We have them and will sell vou cheao. Come
and see what bargains we are offering. : , )
HARGRAVES & ALEXANDER,
June 8, 1887. , 83 West Trade street
CHAPTER OF PACTS. ,
Worthy of Your ; Perusal.'
Blessed this year with abundant croos of evenr
kind, the forced and heroic economy of our reo-
pie for the last two years is a thing of the past.
New life, hopes and aspirations are the order of 9
the day, and with it fresh impetus to' the MeN
chant and to him the question suggests itself
where to buy his goods. , The answer is, at your
nearest lume market, and that market for the,
Carolinaa is Charlotte, N. C. .'And the House
pre-eminently entitled to your trade is the3
Wholesale House of the undersigned. ' : -1
: 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 few4
quantities of same.'
2d Fact. 150 cases ' or 7.600 pieces, or 875.000 i
yards Prints, from 3 cents to 6 cents oer vard.
8d Fact 600 bales, 12,000 pieces, or 500.000 ,
yards Plaids. ' ' ' "
4th Fact. 80 cases, 1 .500 pieces. 75.000 -yards '
Bleached from 8W to 10 cents per yard. "'(.;?
5th Fact 100 bales, 100,000 yards 3 4. 7-8 and!
4-4 Sheetings. .
6th Fact 2550 pieces, 112.500 yards Caslmeres. .
most of them made for me especially, in the
States of North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee,'
Georgia, and Kentucky, from 10 cents to $L50 i
per yard. , . ... ,. .
7th Fact 200 cases, 1,000 dozen Hats ' for men
and boys from $3 to $30 per dozen
8th Fact 1 ,000 cases 30,000 pairs Slroes r- ' ! I
9th Fact " 300 cases Boots, all made especially
for me and warranted solid. - -ft
10th Fact $25,000 worth of Shirts. Buttons.
Suspenders and Notions in general.
11th Fact I buy everything from first hands
and pay Cash as I go, hence advantages over
- others. : ' - -;
12th Fact In buying from me you can at all 1
i times have recourse, on me should there be ;
' anything wrong, which you cannot on the son
i resident -
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 1
the case when you buy of a non-resident f . .
14th Fact In baying at your nearest home ,
, market you get a much lower rate of freight,
' (thanks to the Inter-State Commerce Law.)
15th Fact In buying from my strictly Whole-
sale House your customer cannot say that he '
can buy where you buy.
A good many more facts could be cited, but
the above ought to satisfy anyone.
Finally Prices will be guaranteed to you;
against all comers by the Standard Wholesale '
House of ' '
' 8. W1TTKOW8KY,
July 29, 1887. Charlotte, N. C.
MOURNING GOODS, v T
Every Lady- purchasing Goods in tbe above '
line will do well to investigate our Stock and '
Prices. ... This department of our business receives ;
special attention and embraces all the most,
desk-able materials to be found In a- first-class
Mourning Goods department " (
Lusterless Silks from $1 to $2. , ; ; 4
Cashmeres in every grade from 25 cents to .
Our 75a Cashmere is extra value at the price.
Be sure to see it : ; ; ' . .
: Full line of Henriettas from $1 to $2. .
Surges, Albatross, -
Tricots, Sebastopools, Dra D' Almas, In All-W ool
and Silk Warps. Black Batteens and Black '
Plaid Organdies. . Ut,rr .. 1
; g-MaU Orders solicited and promptly filled. '
j f, .j i 4 . r - r t . t. L; 8EIGLE A CO. C
; May 27, 1887. 11 West Trade St. ,