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The Charlotte Democrat.
YATES & STRONG, Editors and Proprietors.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Friday, August 12, 1887.
We are pleased to see that the
Democratic State Convention of Virginia
adopted the following a part of its plat-
Ve demand the immediate repeal of
the internal revenue system, a relio of the
lar ad no longer neceesary to meet the
demands of the Government, because it is
oppressive, lo9trs monopolies, and is ob
noxious to the interests of our people."
Ve iavor raising the revenne requisite
for the support of the Federal Govern
ment by a tariff apon imports, limited to
tbe necessities of the Government eco
nomically administered, and so adjusted
in its application as to prevent unequal
burden, encourage productive interests
at home, the development of our material
resources, and afford just compensation to
labor, but not to foster monopolies."
That's the way all Democrats should
talk. With such a platform the Demo
crats will again carry North Carolina.
J2f Mr Randall must either submit to
the will of the majority or else repudiate
any connection with the Democratic party.
But suppose Mr Randall don't choose
to be driven about in that style, what are
you going to do? Sam Randall stood up
lor the Democratic party and the rights
nf Southern people when many of his
present defamers were trembling and
afraid to speak.
Before the Louisville Journal talks
about driving any one from the Demo
cratic party, it had better account for a
Republican gain in Kentucky of 25,000
votes at tbe late election.
gT It is exactly right that the dis
honest and corrupt Aldermen of New
York and Chicago should be sent to the
Penitentiary, but what ought to be done
with a people who elect such fellows to
office? Should they not be punished in
some wav i lhey certainly need recon
struction on an honest basis.
An Important Mattbr. A friend has
furnished us with the proceedings, in full,
of the meeting of the Mecklenburg
County Bible Society, held at Mallard
Creek Presbyterian Church on the 3d of
August. A very important part of the
proceedings is that in relation to Rev
Thos. II. Law, the Agent of the American
Bible Society in North and South Caro
lina, who, it seems holds the humbugging
view of Evolution as held bj Prof. Wood
row of Columbia Theological Seminary,
and which he persisted in maintaining
until he broke ud tbe Seminary. Our
Mecklenburg Society did exactly right
Valhe action it has taken about Mr Law's
sentiments. Read tbe proceedings ol the
Society in another column.
$W If. there are to be re-unions of Con
federate Regiments, why not have a re
union of the first Regiment that volun
teered and went to the war from North
Carolina, known as the Bethel Regiment,
and Which (ought tbe first battle of the
war near Yorktown, Va. Two companies
from Charlotte, the "Hornet's Nest Rifle
men" and "Grays," were in the Bethel
13F"" The Democratic State Conven
tions of Virginia and Ohio have emphati
cally endorsed President Cleveland's ad
ministration. The North Carolina Demo
cratic Convention will do tbe same, sub
ordinating all minor objections for the
good of '.he country and the party.
B5S? The Directors of the North Caro
lina Railroad have granted the Richmond
& Danville Railway the right to erect a
passenger depot on their land near the
present depot here. The new depot,
which for years has been needed, is to be
a fine structure by far the handsomest
of its kind in the State. Raleigh letter in
Cannot something be done by our city
authorities, or by somebody, to induce the
Richmond & Danville company to give
Charlotte better Depot accommodations.
The present Depot is a d if grace to the
company And to the city. Charlotte has
two Directors in the Board of the N. C,
Road, Messrs Burwell and Morehead, and
cannot they use their influence with the
management oi the Richmond & Danville
Road to give us a new Depot building
This has been a great year for
baggage-smashers at Railroad Depots.
Wonder somebody is not indicted for
1ST The North Carolina Railroad
Company has declared a semi-annual
dividend of three per cent, payable first
of September. See notice.
HI Wm i
133 Old father Job was right when
he warned people against writing letters.
We fear our good old Jefferson Davis has
written one letter too much.
tST The "Daily Hornet" is the name
ot a new evemncr DSDer in this ohv th
first No. of which appeared on Saturday
u a a - i a vmv
last. It is. publuhed by Messrs V allace,
w . ...
Woodsides and Neathery, an association
of printers'. We hope they may meet
with abundant success
The cities of Waco and Galveston,
:.. .k. O... t rr I L.L-1
iu tun mine ui xes, nave uuiu it law pro-
hibiting any one wearing a mother hub-
bard on the street.
Mecklenburg county Teachers' Institute, to be
held in Charlotte, beginning August 28 S.
W. Reid, ch'n. Mecklenburg Board of Edu
Kew Law Firm Jones & Tillett, Charlotte, N. C.
N. C. Railroad Dividend Notwp n T?nffl
1ST: The expensive funerals of the
present day are a great hardship on many
poor iamilies, and rich men should de-
termine to set a better example. Plain
ooffios should be used, and no metallic
ones, unless the body is to be transported
several miles. An old Methodist preacher
at Lexington N C Rev T S Campbell
writes the Ralegh ChriaiUn ArW. J
ID a Plain Dine COmn. iniS WaS I
uuue. joes any one nonor mm tne less I
On that aCCOUnt? Twenty years alter-
ward, when his remains were removed
iromtneoid Christ Church to the new,
auU iciuteirru uuuer iuc uubucci, iuere i
was very little found of the remains or
coffin. I bad theBe facts from the late Mr
Thompson, undertaker, of Raleigh, who
uunea an? removea tne oeaa liishop's
Our good friend, the Rev. Dr. T. H. J
Pritchard of Wilmington, (the foremost
Baptist preacher in the State by a long
ways,) has already, we think, declared
that he wished, when time is over with
him, to be buried in a plain pine coffin.
He is right.
Without meaning the slightest
reflection on Dr. Dabney, the State Chem
ist, who has just resigned, we cordially
endorse the following suggestion made
by a correspondent of the Raleigh Ob
server: "I see from a recent issue of your iour-
nal that our State CbemUt has tendered
his resignation. I do hope, Mr Editor,
that it will be tbe pleasure of the Board
to elect as his sucoessor a North Caro
linian one "native and to the manner
born." Surely it does Beera that with all
our colleges and institutions of learning a
capable man may be found within our
borders. I do not like, neither do the
people like, the idea of importing men to
run North Carolina institutions (or us. Is
it not reasonable to suppose that a native
chemist can run this Department with
equally as much satisiaction as one that
has a diploma from an English or German
University ? I have not heard of any ap
plicant, therefore I do not write with a
view of booming any candidate for the
place. I only thiuk that we are quite old
enough to run our own departments."
We know two or three North Caro
linians that can fill the place just as good
as Dr. Dabney filled it, and we do not
hesitate to say that he filled it well.
Sdr" We fear that Prohibition will not
amount to much in Raleigh since the ac
tion ot the Wake county Commissioners,
last week, in granting license to 19 saloons
to sell wine and beer. Tbe action of the
Board was in consequence ot a decision
of Superior Court Judge Merrimon, de
claring that wine and beer are not spiritu
ous liquors in the meaning of the law.
Two or three drinks of wine or beer will
do about as much harm as a drink of
whisky or brandy.
Illuminating Oils. Prof. Simmons
ol Wake Forest College, has an intelligent
and useful article in the Bulletin ot the
North Carolina Board of Health for July,
in regard to illuminating oils, (rom which
we copy the following extract:
As a simple mode of protecting one's
self against dangerous oils, the writer ex
tracts from a cyclopedia at hand tbe fol
lowing: "Take an ordinary pint tin cup.
Fill it within an inch of the top with
water warmed to tbe temperature of 120
deg. F. Pour on this water three or four
tablespoon! nils of the oil to be tested
Stir tbe oil and water together, and wait
a short time, say a minute or two, for the
oil to collect on the top. Try the ther
mometer again, and if tbe temperature is
more than one degree from 120 t ., add a
little cold or hot water, as the case may
be, so as to bring the temperature to
within one degree of 120 deg. t. lhen
stir again and give time, as before, for the
oil to come to the top. Now apply a
burning match or lighted taper on a level
with the top of the cup, say within half
an inch of the oil. If within one second
no flash occurs, the oil is reasonably safe;
otherwise, it ia unsafe. Purchase four or
five gallons of oil at a time, and apply
this test at each purchase."
iW The Editor of the Raleigh Chron
icle, writing to the vVilson Advance of
his recent trip to Western North Caroliua
justly says :
"The biggest institution in Statesville,
according to our way of thinking, is the
Landmark and its genial editor, Joe Cald
well. He is a born news-paper man and
lives in his work ae few men do. His
"very life the vitality of the man is put
in the Landmark and that is tbe reason
its columns sparkle and interest so much.
The Landmark is, as we have before re
marked, the best oountry weekly in North
Carolina. We had never had the pleasure
of meeting its editor until last week. We
knew him by his work and it afforded us
great pleasure to know him "in the flesb."
The people of Statesville appreciate the
Landmark and its editor and they show
that appreciation in a substantial manner.
Long live the Landmark and its earnest,
IIGir The Colleges of Dental Surgery
possess charters and issue diplomas, and
laws have been passed which guard their
privilege and forbid any person from.prao-
ticing dentistry without having a diplo-t
ma. This has been construed to prohibit
regular physicians from practicing den
tistry unless they had graduated Irom a
college of dental surgery. The members
of the Dental Medical Society, ot New
York have had up to the present time a
monopoly bf that line of the profession,
but thev have it no looser. About a
week ago a dentist named White caused
Dr. Bradford, a regularly authorised phys
ician, to be arrested on a charge of prac
ticing dentistry without a diploma. The
decision of Justice Gorman, who set on
the case, was that ny regular graduated
. v a
nhvaioian from n. rpnnt.ahlH oollecre had a
nerleot ri?rht to nrao.tiria dentistrv if he
' r. r - i
t The work of extending the Caro
lina Central from Hutherfordton to Asbe-
ville is to be begun without further delay.
This is good news for the whole State.
The negroes who have gone from
the South to Kansas are very much dis
saiisnea. rnev found, mavh a nontem
porary. "that thev were worse off than
r.? 16 tVV, P rofl' fir8t named the stench was so dreadful tor of Tryon street Methodist E. Chnrcb,
ot the Protestant E. Church, directed that that he was unable to-stay in the cells a who preached a most excellent and inter
when he was dead his body should be minute. Tbe sewerage in both is as bad esting sermon from 2d Peter, 2d chapter,
Here is a bad showing of the
treatment of poor white people in Indians,
many of whose citizens delight in calling
the Southern whites barbarians. An In-
dianapolia dispatch says :
"The State Board of Health met in In-
dianapolia 'on the 4th inst. Dr. Fritsch
ma report on a number of county build-
!De8.he bas visited. He finds that the
Ja in Jawrence and 1'erry counties are
uuufc lor numan naDiiaiion, ana in me
AS It Ran hp An1 ho TnmnnAoA tha nn.
demnitmn nr hmk tt oi.n rnnr,A iK
DOOr house of Tawrenou rnnntv in ft h.ir.
rible condition aod the overseer pocketing
the proceeds ot the labor of all the in-
mates that he could hire out to farmers at
the ridiculous! low wacro nl l.7. npr
week. Yonnu nhiMron" rnr tn
sleeplwith old inmates who were afflicted
with all sorts of loathsome diseases. An
effort will be made to set the children
away from the terrible place. The poor
n.oa8e of opencer county is in poor condi
tion also. Perry county is powerless to I
do anything to aid the poor and criminal I
clashes, as both tbe county treasurer and
prosecuting attprney have run away. The
former took all the funds and the county
is about to bankrupt."
No Southern men treats even negroes
. ffdT" Prohibition was defeated in Texas
last week by 60,000 or 70,000 majority
against amending the Constitution so as
to prevent the manufacture and sale of
spirituous liquors in tbe State. The man
ufacture of whisky and brandy is neces
sary for medical and chemical purposes,
and carnot be dispensed with; but the
drinking of whisky and brandy is not
necessary and should be discouraged or
prevented, if possible.
UagT" Here are two "civilizing" extracts
from a Chinese paper :
"Over one thousand telegraph poles,
belonging to the Munauan Mingtaz dis
trict, and be Keveichow Lane line, have
been pulled down by the people, who say
the telegraph is a diabolical European
artifice. Two thousand troops have been
ordered to tbe spot.
List week no less thau eighty persons
were summarily executed near Shanghai
for belonging to secret societies.
The Internal Revenue Tax.
The Nashville American, in a strong
article iavoring the repeal of the Internal
Revenue law, says:
"To give the States the benefit of this
money is a controlling argument, but
there is still a greater reason. Thin inter
nal r ederal tax is a war tax it was lev
ied in a great emergency; it was put on
the people and kept there for twenty
years by the Republican party as the most
effective of all its war measures for cen
tralizing the Government. The taxes are
collected under a system of shotguns,
spies, and espionage that would make Ni
hilists of the Russian serfs, and in the
United States has done more to make peo
ple bate and despise the Government un
der which they live than all . other laws
ever passed and enforced by that central
izing misnomer, tbe Republican party."
But the American does hot stop there.
Hear it rebuke one ot its contemporaries
for advocating internal taxes:
'Rob the States to make the Federal
Government strong. Give the Federal
Government a system of spies and inform
ers with money as the inducement to seize
the innocent, and then commit perjury to
sustain the seizure a system that makes
every elevated judge in the circuit and
district courts ashamed of his work a
svstem that cruelly and inhumanly drasrs
thousands and thousands of poor, helpless
people away from home, away from their
own counties, away from friends to go se
curity, away from family to furnish cloth-
mg, and snametuny starve tnem wnue
they await trial, or confine them in jail
until sometimes the entire crop of a whole
section is destroyed."
USf Says the Greenville, S. C, News:
"The Cane Creek, N. C, section is a fa
vorite haunt for the Mormon elders, and
whenever they come into the mountains
they make their rendezvous there. On
Saturday, the 23d ult., a Baptist preacher,
with more or less muscular Christianity
about him, took up an axehelveand drove
three of the Latter Day Saints out of the
community, not giving them time to go
to the poetoffice for their mail. Their ad
dress, however, was taken, and a promise
was made to forward their letters to them
at a certain Doint in East Tennessee. This
preacher's name is Hilliard, and he is more
or less known throughout the western sec
tion of the State. No converts left with
them, and none are made so far as is
IGood for the Baptist preacher.
f" The following are the names of
persons to serve as Jurors at the next
term of Union Superior Court, Sept. 19th
and 26th: First Week.G W Brewer,
Jas W Thomas, Wesley Hinpon, C L
Helms, J D Taylor, S M Rogers, W P
Neeley.H F Bivens, W A Love, Hampton
B Griffin, H J McMenus, J O Griffin,
G C Pusser, Henry MoWhorter, Jere
miah Hinson. L R Belk, M C Rich
ardson, J E Chaney, J R Lathan, H D
Allen, P M Cox, John M Austin, David
son Brooks, Calvin Brooks, H Preslar,
Geo W Smith, Jno M Brantley, John Bir
mingham, R T Barrett, R T McCain, Jas
T Brooks, W Hamp Baucom, A J Brooks,
Harvey Starnes, T J Aehcraft, Myers
Medlin. Second Week. Alfred Fun
derburk, J D Davis, Samuel Stevens, I A
Clontz, W D Liles, Moses A Walters, J J
Cox, S J Richardson, B F Kivon, Amos C
Parker, C II Richardson, Jackson L
Brewer. D D Stinson. W H Yandle, J
Millen Stewart, W H Yarborough, Zacb
mith H B &hiite. Monroe Enquirer.
Lincoln County. The following per
sons have been drawn to serve as Jurors
at Linooln Superior Court .Oct. 3d. II F
niim Nelann TUaa T M Foster. CL
Brown. Luther A Deilinger. M Erastus
Rudisill, J A Nixon, T H Proctor, James
r UnTniAok xvm Ti UnM s 1 TWttv. M
L Rudisill, N M Dellinger, G W Cansler,
C A lieonard, W W Ramsey, B V Beal,
J N Biggerataft, U J Crooks, John
Quickie, George H Heavner, J G Little,
J E Reinhardt, John Punch, Jacob A
Seagle, J H Blackburn, Lee Robinson,
- Sherod Little, Jr., P F Baxter, Uurant
- I iiowaru. i a jnooiogoD. x ooiihu, juu
iOWara,J A KODinson, x omuu, inoa
roe Seagle, David Kincaid, Samuel Xount,
I n - . t-. -r . tt
f-manuei ioovey. uincom courier.
Qcmocv&tt l&lmxlaiU; UL '
FOR THK CHARLOTTE DEMOCRAT.
57th Anniversary of the Mecklen-
bnre: County Bible Society.
The 57th anniversary of the Mecklen
burg County Bible Society look place at
Mallard Creek fresbyteriau church at 11
o'clock Wednesday, August 3d, with the
President, Rev. A. GMcManaway, in the
chair. The meeting was opened by Rev.
1. U. McLaughlin, alter which the Presi-
dent introduced Kev. jj. Swindell, pas--
1t dUiiu nf lOlh varan Tkofinninln u
than k. .n;n . v, .m Ar
Llinrnh. an.1 1 ft urorn fnnnH , Ho nro.
sented by about 30 delegates. The Presi-
dent then appointed the following com
mitteet: On nominations, Kev VV W Orr,
Dr T C Meal, VV J Taylor and T R Alex
ander. Auditing Committee, M D L
McLeod, II al Dixon . and Robert Lee
The Treasurer and Depositary then
made their reoorls, which were turned
over to the auditing committee, and after I
being examined by them, were reported
correct and adopted.
The report of the Executive Committee
was read by E. K. P. Osborne, Esq., sta
ting that although strenuous efforts have
been made to have tbe Bible ciuse pre
sented to every church in the county
through special agents appointed by the
Committee, furnished with a circular pro
posed by a member of the Committee, giv
ing an outline of the County Bible Socie-
ty and the American Bible Society, and
''r. "f!f!f 2 .I6;
Bible, 26 out of 53 churches in the county
contributed only $132, against $186 last
year irom to uuuroueB, yew we uuu iu uu.
to the Committee to say that the dimin
isbed contribution was attributable almost
wholly to the entire failure of the crops
last year. The sales of Bibles in 1887
amounted to $142.67 against $55 in 1886.
Another matter, emphasized by tbe
Committee, was the correspondence be
tween said Committee and Kev. Ibos. 11
Law, Agent of the American Bible
ciety for North and South Carolina.
following is a copy of tbe preamble
resolutions adopted .by the Executi
Committee, at a meeting held on the 19ih
day of June, 1887:
Whereas, rumors are afloat in our county con
cerning the relations of 'our District Superin
tendent, Rev. Thoa. H. Law, to the theory of
Evolution, as held by Kev. Dr. Wood row, ana I
his support of that gentleman during his trial
before the courts of his Church, and whereas
these rumors are likely to prove detrimental to
the work of our Society in this county, unless
some explanation shall be made satisfactory to
the people, it is therefore
Resolved, That the Secretary of this Commit
tee be, and is hereby, directed to inform Rev.
Thos H. Law and the parent Society of these
lhe following reply was received in
answer to the above preamble aud reso-
Spartanburg, S. C, June 21, 1887.
E. K. P. Osborne, Esq., Sec. Ex. Com. M. B. 8. :
My Dear Sir: Your favor conveying the
preamble and resolution of the Executive Com
mittee of the Mecklenburg Bible society on tne
19th of June, is at band. In reply I beg to re
mind the Committee that the American Bible
Society, according to its fundamental and time
honored principles, does not, and cannot, recog
nize the controversies which divide one branch
of the Church any more than the differences
which separate the various denominations of
christians entering into the Society; and neither
can J, as its representative, without being un
faithful to the Society and betraying its charac
ter as intrusted to my keeping. I therefore deny
absolutely the right of your Committee or the
Society which it represents, to sit m judgment
upon the matter to which your paper relates,
and as District Superintendent of the American
Bible Society, I positively refine to make any
statement or explanation whatever concerning
my personal views, or relations, with regard to
the matter. x ours very truly,
Thos. H. Law, Dist. Supt. A. B. 8.
On motion the following resolutions
were adopted :
Resolved, That as a Society, we fully endorse
tbe action of our Hixecutive Committee in adopt-
inland forwarding tbe resolutions to the Rev.
Thos. H. Law and the Parent Society, in refer-
ence to the damage done to the interest of the
Society in Mecklenburg county, growing out of
tbe reports or certain views held by Mr Law.
Resolved, That the foregoing resolution be
forwarded to the rarent Society with a copy oi
Mr Law's letter to the Executive Committee, and
a statement that it is the decided opinion of our
Society that we have been damaged by the fact
of the belief of our people of his connection with
Dr. Woodrow and his theory.
The Committee on Nominations made
the following report, which was adopted:
For President, Rev A G McManaway;
Vice-Presidents, Rev W W Orr and Thom
as Lawrence; Secretary, S W Reid; Treas-
nrer, EKP Osborne; Executive Commit-
tee, W 13 Nes bit, Jno A xoung, James
Hutchison, R A Grier. F S Neal, J C
Dowd, J S Spencer and Jacob Dnls.
Amity Presbyterian church was chosen
as the place for the next meeting.
Resolutions of respect to the memory of Rev.
C. H. Wiley, late Agent of the American Bible
Society, were introduced by 8. W. Reid, Esq,
and adopted. We had to omit the Resolutions
this week in consequence of the lateness of the
hour we received the proceedings.
On motion, Rev F D Swindell and Rev.
R B Morrow were made life members of
the American Bible Society by a contribu
tion of sixty dollars to the parent society
On motion, tbe Executive committee
was empowered to appoint a Depositary
in place of W A Truslow, resigned
The thanks of the Society were tendered
Rev F D Swindell for his most excellent
sermon, and the good people of Mallard
Creek for their hospitality. The Society
adjourned, to meet at Amity church on
the first Wednesday of August, 1888.
A. G. McManjlwy, President.
S. W. Reid, Secretary.
CUT It will be our time next to com-
plain of tbe North in their treatment of
their great pet, the negro. They cry
down South because we areopposed to the
social.equality, while they will have none of
it in their churches, theatres, hotels or
bathing: places. They don't care to take
the dose that they wish to cram down our
throats. But the latest, if it had happened
down South, would have created a holy
bowl, and justly too. It appears that at
a negro dance at Stubensville, Ohio, the
noise ana contusion creaiea oy we aan-
cing, a real, old-time, Virginia reel, so af-
fected the nerves and tempers of some,
that a crowd collected and placed dyna-
w i -
mite under tne nouse ana Die w up.
Some of the colored folks were crippled.
This is a singular way to show their love
to their friend and
thev wish him in
The Northern people never did have and nev
er can have as much sympathy for the negro as
Southern people have. J
A syndicate of Northern capital-
ists nave purcnasea one nunarea vnoua.nu
- " " .
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and Georgia, wnicn wm De neia ior spec
COMMUNICATED TO THE CHARLOTTE DEMOCRAT
Masonic Installation and Address.
CoircOBD, N. C, Aug. 9, 1887."
A public i nstall ation of officers of Stokes
Lodge. No. 32. A. F. and A. M.. took
place here last Thursday, io the Court
Home. Quite a large audience was pres
ent to witnebs the interesting ceremonies,
conducted by Past Master Dr. J. G.
Ramsey, of Third Creek. ' .
The officers installed were Rev. Wright
G. Campbell, W. .!.; : R. F. LL.Lefler, S.
W.; Rev. Geo. P. Bostick, J.W.; J. M.
Alexander, Secretary; J. C. IL Burkhead,
Treasurer; M. C. Walter, S. D.; P. S.
Deaton, J. D.; Wm. A. Patterson, Tyler;
J. W. Hill and N. F. Yorke, Stewards.
At night a large audience assembled to
hear an addresr by Dr. Ramsey. This
was a fine effort, fully sustaining Dr.
Ramsey's reputation as a learned and elo
quent orator. At the close of the address
1 a Am a lndcfi room reeentlv fitttd and r.
furnished. The lodge room was thronged
till a late hour by young and old, in the
enjoyment of pleasant social intercourse.
mm - i i n
Masonry is having a revival io Coneord
good news to craitsmen everywhere.
Mount Holly Exhibits.
The Fair at Mount Holly opened on
Tuesday last. The following from the
Daily Chronicle will be read with
The reported was attracted first to the
exhibition bnildings, four in number,; and
the building is devoted to a display otr'A.ArJ:::
manufactured goods from McAden's Mills,
auu it is uuv oniy me largest xoiui. iui
iruii iiuc iub, vuo rtspurter uo tsrcrBccu h
a fair, but it is the most attractively ar
ranged. 1 he display consists ot warps,
yarns, jeans, plaids, towels, bags, sheet
ings, counterpanes, etc, and the whole is
artistically displayed, the exhibit having
been arranged by Mr t red Moles. , The
Hooper Manufacturing Company also
I makes a good display , of manufactured
works. Mr R H. Morse exhibits tomb-
stones, marble and prohibition literature
and pictures. Mrs Joe Person Iiasapyra-
mid of Mrs Person's Remedy on exhibi-
Hon. Mrs A. i. Lentz exhibits a line line
ol art works in hair, zephyr, etc A very
pretty andjnost artistically wrought mat
is exhibited by Miss Vickie Neagle. Miss
Katie C. Kiser makes a creditable display
of fancy work. In Floral Hall is shown a
"coverlid" worn by Cornelius Clark, in
Iredell county, 130 years ago, and now
owned by C. T. Thomas of Gaston county.
Mrs G. if. Brimer ot Mt. Holly, exhibits a
. . m I
counterpane made 30 years ago on an old
fashioned spinning wheel and loom, the
-. n & 4 mm m mm mm. m m. M h m jt Ji A. mm m A Ji mm. mm. Jm
cotton having been picked, ginned and
worked by hand.
The pantry department is very fully
represented, the display of pickles, pre
serves, etc., being particularly fine.
There is a good display of machinery,
while the poultry show is equal to any
ever seen in Jnariotte. .Agricultural
Hall, however, is the winning card. Corn,
cotton and tobacco are shown as they
grow, being planted in the ground and
displayed as seen in the fields. Wheat
and oats are shown in the sheaf and
cereals are most artistically arranged
throughout the building. All the various
grasses, including clover, orchard and
millet, are shown in their native state.
There is also a display of tbe various
minerais ot JNortn Carolina, tne lruits,
ner Ds, etc. ureal Diocks ot rougb granite
are on tne grounds, and from tnis tbe dis-
play goes down to the polished gems, in
cluding niddemte, topaz, aquamarine,
quartz crystal, opals, and iron, copper aod
gold ores It is altogether a good fair.
Two large tents are pitched on the west
side of tbe railroad, and under these the
speaking takes place. The exercises on
Tuesday were opened with prayer by Rev.
It. Z. Johnston of Lincolnton, after which
Mai. C. Dowd delivered a welcoming ad
dress, and be was followed by Hon. G. J.
Patterson of Sonth Carolina, and Col.
John Robinson of this State."
Absurd Resolutions. -We
did not refer to the resolutions of
the teachers ol schools in some of the
States asking Congress to eduoate the
ohildren in the States by Federal taxa
tion. The proposition is so utterly op
posed to the Constitution, to the tradi-
tions of the Democratic party, and to
sound governmental ideas that we let
them go unchallenged. The Star has so
often aud at such . length discussed the
dangerous plan of Paternal Pedagogy
that it does not deem it essential now to
go into the matter afresh. When the
Congress meets tbe whole matter will
come up again.
There is no doubt of it that a majority
of the people ' in North Carolina prefer
Federal aid. The idea ef receiving a few
millions from the U. S. Treasury is very
captivating. But they forget several
.nmid. nnnn whSM. t
A. oi, ,u mm .. .
uiw uhi u u j
year, appropriation must come irom re -
newed taxation. So alter ail tney are ia
voring a plan that only increases their
Second, the desired appropriations from
year to year will be wholly witnoat cpn-
imiu, tu ciism wvuiu usiuvi.iur
ing upon the people at large.
Fourth, It would make the States pen -
sioners upon Federal bounty.
Fifth, it involves further aggression on
I home rule.
Sixth, it would in the end break up tbe
common school system in tbe Southern
I Seventh.it wonld destroy self-reliance
I and in a great measure self-respect.
But we waive further remarks, closing
with this, that it is to be regretted that
those having charge of public sohools
should take such narrow view of tbe
situation and be so ready to accept Fed-
i . -ii t
eraiaioina. win inevitably, as we nave
do doubt, lead to Federal invasion ol local
self-government and rights of states an-
der the Constitution. Teachers should
i stand oy me organic law. xne aoiesi x
I pounders have deolared tbat education by
Federal taxation was
I tional but was not to
I mington Star.
The St. Louis Democrat says:
"Commercial interests demand a fnll
fellowship of all sections. A solid South,
like a solid West or a solid northeast,
J leads the way to a conflict of interests."
wfa d , eM off the north.
.i;m..t. fW. th Sonth to
- "r. ,
. . r ;
ininiin artiin in ai iwi Pipnrp.
I crrrA a And rn . I ft ot i a a n ra r aft re f t ho I from the stockade: acauitted. Thos. Plummer. I .
of all wiaitf.r Mr J H Van NM Msault and battery; submitted., Jas. D.Browjj, 1 , r
and e? .t ! v,8ltor8- J . n. V an n ess, and batterj BubmiUed. Wm. Barnes, ,
a oi luwciiy. uiaites a one uispiay vi arw hreakinir ODen car: iruiltv. I
Cm Matters. The Board of Aldermen held
a. mw(in nn Rmtnrrinv evwninir last all th At.
dermen present except Capk V. Q. 4 Johnston,
who was eut of the city. . '. , .
, The Board resolved to submit to the voters of
the city a proposition to issue City Bonds to the
amount of f 50.000. bearing five per cent interest,
and to run fifty yean, to liquidate an indebted
ness of about $35,000, and to pay for other, im
provements. As an onset to issuing Bonds, the
Board promises to reduce taxation to -tixty cents
on the S 100 value. ; I We may have something to
say about the matter before the election. : s ,
The- license ; tax for retailers of spirituous
liquois was raised to $1,000 per annum, to take
effect the first of January, ,1888, and no bar
rooms to be permitted except on Tryon and
Trade streets, the space limited to four Bquarea. .
Boot blacks, on the streets, are to pay an an
nual tax of $3. :v,- - ;--,
Mr Olie Asbury was appointed Fire Marshal
and the Chief of Police, Griffith, authorized to
act as bead of the Department, with paid As
sistants. :, . . ; ; -,
Every person who owns a dog is required to
return him for taxation nnder a penalty of - $50
fine,. . . ; . , , . , . : . .
1 The Carolina Central and the Rich. & Dan.
Railroad) were requested to erect Gates at the
crossing on East Trade street, near the Freight
Depot. , ' .. ... . . ..
Meckuehbcbo Cbikisal Coubt. The Au
gust Term of this Court convened in this city on
Monday last Judge Meares presiding, and Geo.
V. Wllann Rnlfolttr firanif Inro. U Tk DnV.
nrlU T m nv T w t t
x A Johnston, J M Holbrooki Eugene
Cogbill, John Nihcols, J D Watts, J R Hender-
ufeTno""' v,- w
Aj, Connor submitted to the chartre of keen-
ing a bawdy house, and judgment was suspended
upon payment of costs. S. B. Cunningham was
tried upon charge of a misdemeanor, but . the
jury returned a verdict of not guilty. Phoebe
McLeary, colored, was found guilty of assault
and battery. . . Jas. Auten was tried upon the
cnarge oi assault and round not guilty. . . .
On Tuesday.the following cases were disposed
of : Wm. Wedlock, allowing prisoners to escape
wl' , ' ...
ed Qf aQ Wm piaminer wth -
tol Richard Earnhardt and Charlotte Clark
were found guilty of larceny. J.G. A Orr.a
guard at the stockade was tried upon the charge
of . permitting tbe escape ol prisoners and was
acquitted. ;? j , k
tST The firing of guns and pistols in the city,
in the night time as well as day, should be
severely punished. In the suburbs the danger
ous practice prevails, and life ii put in jeopardy.
The case of wounding a little girl in Raleigh,
iasi weeK, is noi an exceptional one; oiners ire-
quenuy occur. Are not tne suDnroan innaoitants
of Charlotte entitled to the benefit of some of
the Police force ?
EST J- W. Miller & Co., wholesale provision
and grain dealers, have removed to their new
place of business on the corner of Trade and A
streets, at the Railroad crossing. They : have
just erected a new Mill for grinding corn and
feed for stock. The Milling Company is incor
porated. .- ; , ,
The excessive smoking of cigarettes
caused a young man in Spartanburg, 8. C, to go
deranged, bo the Doctors Bay. Let the youns;
men and old men and boys of Charlette heed the
The colored Firemen's celebration here
last Thursday passed off pleasantly and without
trouble of any sort All seemed to enjoy them-
j selves. There were not near as many country
J darkies present as Usual on such occasions.
EST" That was a good idea of Dr. McAden in
sending Mr Buist, the great Seed man at Phila
delphia, a sixty-seven pound watermelon, raised
in this vicinity. -
tW Postmaster Young is arranging for the
free delivery system which 'goes into effect Jn
Charlotte September 1st. Messrs H. C. Morrow,
W. Ma Smith and Wm. Culpeper have been ap
pointed carriers. A chief and ' one additional
carrier will shortly be made. ' "
t3F" Mr Henry Vanderlip of this city, was
gored by a mad bull at Mount Holly on Tuesday
last. The animal wal owned by 'Mr Vanderlip,
and was being taken from a freight car, when be
made the attack.' Mr Vanderlip was badly 'In
jured. His wounds were dressed and he was
conveyed to his home. . ,;),;
Last Monday night there was an attempt
J to blow open the safe in the furniture store of
Mr Burgess Nichols, f A hole had? been drilled
between the hahd-knob and the combination
cylinder, and as was found on removing the
lock plate, eight, ounces of. powder bad been
poured into the door of the safe,' and a fuse in
serted ready to be fired. 'The-burglars were
doubtless frightened by some on 'passing the
building, and fearful of detection, left before
lighting the fuse. . The manner in which tbe hole
was drilled showed the work of experts.. -
' Mr Gladstone could never have attained
such a vigorous old age and such pre-eminence
in statesmansnip were nis blood not in excellent
condition. If the slightest symptom of ' impure
I o? impoverished blood manifested Itself,, a man
I ..Mirflii Bni M ' .ri.nH ramnr n
tne use or Ayers Barsaparma, and tuns insure
1 nts neaitn and vigor.
Only one of the Right Men Hanged.
McKinnkt. Texas, i Ana. . 2. About fif.
teen veara ro man named -Ballon waa
banged in Collin county for tbe murder of
lone Uolden. The men earns tonthsr
f r- r -
irom inniini u rTl OD ft nrOfltBflLlnT
tour. After the murder Ballon returned
1 0 Indiana, and wearing the mnrdered
man's clothine. married Goldena sister.
I SusDicion was aroused and ha rai arrest-
I ed and condemned to death. A few days
-ff0 man named Mil. on his deathbed.
I confessed that he murdered Golden. '2 He
I gave a minute description of the whole
I .ff.;r; Mix said that ha was hired bv
I Ballou to commit the murder.
In this county, on the 7th inst, Mrs R. B.
i At xncKorT. on uio om insu. jurs nvr
Markey, wife of Mr F. L. Markey of thiacity.
At Hanteravill e, on the 7th Inst, Mrs Amanda
HcCraven, wife of Mr D. O. McCraven.
Near Moreanton. recently. Mr. i L-P. Hender-
- 1 son, formerly oi Lilncointon
CHARLOTTE MARKET, Auwt 11, 1887.
Cotton 10 to lOf a few bales sold this
week. Quotations unsteady.
Cern and Meal 65 cents per bnshel;
Oats 33 to 35; no Peas oflering. l - "i
Floor, from country Mills, $2 to $2.25
per sack. ' . ... . ; :'Y";
I Fresh Butter 20 to 25; Chickens 10 to
22 cents each; Eggs 15 cents per dozen.
Mecklenburg County Teachers
I . - Institute. '
Office of Couktt Boabd of Edccatioh, I "
Charlotte, N. C, Aug. 11, 1887. f
, The Mecklenburg County Teachers' Institute
will be held In the Charlotte Graded School
Building, commencing Monday, Aug. 9, 1887,
and continuing two weeks. : j : u; r
According to Section 2567 of the School Law, -.
off Teachers of Common Schools are required to
attend, and no pay or teaching certificate will be :
granted to those attending less than five days.
Teachers in adjacent counties and all persona
interested in the cause of Education are cordiaUy
invited to attend.- . - .
' - , .8. W. REID, Ch'n."
W. W. RoBursox, Supt.
: Aug 13, 1887 2w .. ' ' ' " ' ' ' ' ''!W
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HAMILTON C. JOKES.
; JONES &
CHARLES w.- TILLBT T "
TILLETT. v V i1s
, . Attorneys at Law.
,"s Chakxottk, N. C. - - .. y.
Practice in the Courts of this District and in :
Richmond county. Also, in the Federal Courts
ol the western District.
Aug. 12, 1887.
' North Carolina Railroad Comtaitt,
tieerttary ana Treasurer! umet.
Burlington, N. 0., Aug. 4th, 1887,
387, .i )
The second payment of 8 per cent ' on Divi ¬
dend No. 25 will be due on September 1st to
stockholders or record at 12 o dock,- Mn on
August 10th. The transfer Books will be closed
at 12 o'clock M., August 10th, until September .
181, r , . ,, ,
i. : P. Bv RUFFIN,'
; Aug. 12, 1887. 4w . i . Secretary. ?
V.-r-s BIQ STOCK
' t Ladies' Muslin and Gauze
' ; UNDERWEAR. ;
' Balbriggan's and Lisle Thread. Under-Vests,
all sizes and all qualities. ' . . '
Another stock of SwLn and Nainsook
Flouncing at 25 per cent less than earlier in the 1 "
season. - -:
We have made big reductions in prices of some '
White Goods, Oriental faces, Torchon Laces,-;
Children's Hosiery, &c If you want a nice 5 , , ; -
' ' Traveling TrunJk, , ta
, We have them and will sell you cheap. Come '
and see what bargains we are offering.
II ARQRAVES & ALEXANDER,
1 June 3, 1887.; - 83 West Trade street.
Guns. Pistols ; , -
AND AMMUNITION. " ;
We are headquarters for these Goods Have
J" opened up the finest and most complete line
of Sporting Goods ever brought to this market.
'Double and Single Breech Loading Shot Guns,'
all grades. London Fine Twist Muzzle Load- ;
ing Guns. Breech Loading Rifles, all grades. -Paper
and Brass Shells. Breech Loading Imple : :
meats, Shot Pouches and Belts, Powder Flasks, .
We guarantee our retail prices on these Goods
against New York or Baltimore. Call and be
convinced. - '
HAMMOND & JUSTICE.
- j j-
Rubber and Leather Belting. ;
Just received, a large lot of Rubber Belting of
all sizes. We warrant every foot we sell and i
guarantee our prices against any house south of '
HAMMOND & JUSTICE. ,
Oct. 29.1888. jL,
FHABR & LONG,
' Sucee8$ort to E. D. Latta tfc J2ro.t) -
Having succeeded the well known firm of E.
D. LATTA & BRO., it is our desire to receive,
and will be our utmost effort to deserve, that
loyal support at the bands of the community,
which so steadfastly attended the retiring con-
cern, and has made them prominent throughout
the two Carolina. .
New Clothing for 1887.-
We shall give very close attention to our busi- -
ness and shall have a special care to the interests
of our patrons, and as we begin our new life, . .
havinir no accounts and naught against anyone, .
bearing "good will toward all men," and a very
special liking for ladies, who have the responsi
ble charge of providing well for the comfort of
the "ruing generation," we snau nope ny cour
teous dealing, the selling of reliable Goods only,
and the One Price system, to succeed.
Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods. I
, Ouf expenses will be light, relatively reduced, ':,!
as we shall serve in active capacity ourselves, and
as :we have purchased our Stock very ad van i
tsgeously, and much under value. ; n r
1 We will offer inducements heretofore unknown
to the trade. . . -. . '! :-V.
The first call from our friends will be much
appreciated, and will give us an encouragement '
which we will endeavor to substantially manifest.
; PHARR & LONG.
ATTENTION 1 7
yre are now reaay to buy WOOD for out
I Factory. Parties having Hickory 'and White
uhk w sen woum uo weu w cau on us. i-.y.
A- 11 - 1 J .1 A - 11
-ji CARSON BROS.,
I July 8, 1881 1 ' lm . Charlotte. N. 0
j And ' Real Benefits for the People
I ' 1 -
Everything that belongs to Summer Goods
marked, down to prices never before heard of in
tnis section. . ' ., , ,,-,! r,
Come and see them, and you will be con
vinced of the truth of what we claim.
And thus secure the cream of the manv bargains
1 w- m d-ti. ; ?
E. L. KEESLER & CO.
June 3, 1887.
Provisions. ? i
Don't forget that we are at our new stand on
College street and still alive,
I nnafli In nnr Hti
8PRING8 A BURWELL.
- Hood's Sarsaparilla ;
And all the leading PATENT MEDICINES
for sale by . - .. . ,
- R. H. JORDAN & CO.
March 28. 1886.
; ttf Averill Ready-Mixed Paints,
best in use. Any one can use them. !
W. M. WILSON St CO..
1ST White- Wash Brushes, Paint
I Brushes, Shoe Brushes and Ealsomlne Brushes
W. M. WILSON & COS.
Feb. 12. 1886 Drug Store.
; Dr, Bragg's Lifer Pills. -
' These Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol
lowing Diseases: - '
Bilious, Intermittent and Remittent Fevers.
Sick Headache, Piles, Indigestion, Costiveness,
Colic, Jaundice, Dropsy, Dysentery, Heartburn,
Imui of Annetite. Dvunensia. Diseases of tbe
Liver, Kidneys and Bladder, Eruptions of the
Skin, Nervousness, and all Disorders that arise
from a diseased Liver or impure Blood.
' Z3T Prepared only at the Laboratory or .
W. M. WILSON & CO.,
Trade St., Charlotte, N. C.
Feb. 11, 1887. - - ' - '
. . m ". ;' " .
French Brandy u
h, genulae imported article, for sale by v
. W M. WILSON
May 27, 1857.