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CHARLOTTE. N. C.
The Author of "The Lon Atco."
Prom the Charlotte Daily Hornet.
Seeincr an innuirv in vour paper as to
the authorship of the poem, "The Long
Aro " I will state that aitnougn claimed
bv the friends of Philo Henderson that he
wrote it. vet Henderson himself did not
rslaim it: and one evidence oi mis iaci is
that it ia nowhere to be found in the vol-
nm of Mr Henderson's poems, which
were published jast a short while before
The aothor of it was the late B. F.
Tavlor. formerly the local editor of
paper in Ohio. Mr Taylor had written
several short poems, bat had never pub
lished any of them nntil be wrote "ine
Long Ago," when he took it to the pro
prietor of the paper to which he was at-
tacbed and asked bis opinion oi u. ioi
gentleman, after reading it, spoke rather
contemptuously of it, and remarked that
It would be an admirable acquisition to
the waste basket. A noted author, who
wai in the room at the time, and whose
name I do not at present recollect, asked
to see it, and said, after he had perused it
carefully, that it was one of the most
beautiful pieces he had ever read; con
sequently it received a place in the paper,
and in an incredibly short period became
almost as celebrated as "Gray's Elegy."
The following is copy of "The Long
Ago": R. B. B.
THE LONG AGO.
Oh t a wonderful stream is the river Time
As it ruDS through the realm of Tears.
With a faultless rhythm and a musical rhyme,
And a broadening sweep and a surge sublime,
As it blends in the ocean of years.
How the winters are drifting like flakes of snow,
And the summers like buds between,
And the years in the sheaf, bow they come and go,
Oa the river's breast, with its ebb and its flow,
As it glides in the shadow and sheen.
There's a magical isle up the river Time,
Where the softest of airs are playing.
There's a cloudless sky and a tropical clime,
And a sons sweet as a vesper chime,
And the Junes with the roses are straying.
And the name of this isle is the "Long Ago,"
And we bury our treasures there;
There are brows of beauty and bosoms of snow,
There are heaps of dust oh we loved them so
There are trinkets and tresses of hair.
There are fragments of songs that nobody sings,
There are parts of an infant's prayer.
There's a lute unswept and a harp without strings,
There are broken vows and pieces of rings,
And the garments our dead used to wear.
There are hands that are waved when the fairy
. By the fitful mirage is lifted in air.
And we sometimes hear through the turbulent
Sweet voices we heard in the days gone before,
When the wind down the river was fair.
Oh t remembered for aye be that blessed isle.
All the day of our life until night.
And when evening glows with its beautiful smile,
And our eyes are closing in slumber awhile,
May the greenwood of soul be in sight.
Note. We. do not think the statement of "R.
B. B." is exactly correct about the authorship of
"The Long Ago." Some old citizens of this
city tell us the poem was first published in the
"Hornet's Nest" newspaper prin ted in Charlotte
about 1843 or '50, and there are persons now
living here who copied it into manuscript from
that paper previous to 1852. Eorroa Charlotte
. Editorial Cor. of the Raleigh Chronicle.
"Do you see that quiet looking man
near the window ?" said a gentleman to
his daughter, to whom he was pointing
oat the beauty of the scenery and the
peculiar and excellent construction of the
railroad at Kound Knob, "lea," she an
wered "Who is he?"
"That is the man to whom Western
North Carolina is more indebted than to
any other man in the State that is the
. . i " , IT . I
Diggest Drained man wno resides in mono
Hia daughter asked, with much interest,
after this high praise, "What is his name?"
"That gentleman," was the reply, "is
Maj. J as. VY. Wilson, the engineer who
built the Western Road. As long as
a train runs over this road it will remain as
a monument to his great ability as an en
gineer. There is nothing equal to it in
Maj. Wilson is now engaged in Tennes
see in the construction of the Powell's
Point Railroad. Men like Maj. Wilson,
who combine skill and knowledge and ex
perience as an engineer with sagacity and
method aa a man of affairs, are rarely
The characteristic farm work of this,
the first fall month, is cotton harvesting.
The fruition of the cotton planter's hope
of a successful, practical machine for gath
ering ootton is yet in abeyance, and the
work must still be done by nimble human
fingers. Inventors, however, are earnest
ly at work seeking to solve this great
problem. Cotton-pickiog by hand is by
far the most expensive operation in
volved in the production of raw cotton
Moreover, the cost of nearly every opera
tion, except picking, may be reduced in
proportion as the yield per aore is great
er. There is practically but little differ
ence in the cost per pound of gathering
by hand the crop from an aore producing
one thousand pounds of seed cotton and
another acre yielding only half aa much.
Hence, the supreme importance and uni
versal desire for a practical machine to su
percede the work ot the hand, such a
machine must necessarily be so construct
ed to be efficient that its daily capaci
ty will be almost in direct proportion to
the yield per acre.
Much has been said and written of late
years about the importance of gathering
cotton free from trash, to use the farmer's
vernaoular; and some of the writers, al
though right in the main, are - evidently
bat little familiar with the requirements
and conditions that must be practically
met on a cotton farm during the harrest-
ing of the crop. Some years ago an ap
parently otherwise intelligent English
writer undertook to show that there was
do excuse whatever for the presence of
and or soil in bales of cotton; that the
cotton crop opened (all of it, was his idea)
in September, a month in which there was
little or no rainfall. He concluded, and
reproved and lectured the farmer accord
ingly, that the sand was fraudulently ad
ded by the farmer as a make-weight.
While it is desirable to house the ootton
aa free from leaf and bull as may be, it is
of first importance that the crop be "gone
over" as oftea as the quantity open at
one time is sufficient to enable hands to
do a fair day's work. In the interest of
economy, and with alimiied picking force,
celerity of movement, nimbleness of fin
gers, and the weight of ootton gathered
per hand per day are the points to be ob
served. Southern Cultivator.
August Crop Report.
The following is the report of the De
partment of Agriculture at Washington
Cotton. The past month has been
favorable to cotton, except that rain-fall
has been unequally distributed in point of
time, drought threatening at one period,
and damasiner floods following. In the
eastern belt excess of moisture predoini
nates as a factor of depreciation. The
weed is therefore large and sappy, and
forms and fruit fall in some nelds serious
ly, and in some cases rust appears. In i
comparison of ten years the August con
dition is only exceeded by those of 1882
and 1885, one producing a large crop, the
other an under-medium yield, lhe gen
eral average of condition is 93.3, which is
lower by four points than that of July.
The State averages are: Virginia 94,
North Carolina 96, South Carolina 95,
Georgia 94, Florida 96, Alabama 93, Mis
sissippi 96, Louisiana 94, Texas 87, Ala
bama 97, Tennessee 95.
Potatoes. There has been a heavy
falling off in the condition of potatoes
since July 1, when the general average
was comparatively high, standing at 93.2.
The average for the country from the
present returns is 80.8, the loweBt August
condition ever reported, though in three
seasons within twenty years lower aver
ages have been recorded in October. The
decline during the past month is due al
most entirely to the severe drought which
has prevailed north of the Ohio river and
west of the Alleghanies. supplemented in
a lew localities by damage from Colorado
beetles. Condition remains high in all
States bordering on the Atlantic and in
the Gulf region, falling below 90 in but
two States of all this section. From Ten
nessee north and west there is a decline
more or less marked, according to the
severity with which drought has pre
vailed. It is email in Kentucky and West
Virginia; more eevere in Ohio, and great
est in the drier areas of Indiana, Illinois
and Michigan. In some portions of this
section the early crop was comparatively
successful, the drought coming on too
late to materially injure it, but just at the
season to work greatest injury to the late
planted. On the Pacific coast and in the
Territories the prospect is still favorable
for a large crop.
Sorghum. In some localities in the
Southern States this crop has never fully
recovered from the check received in the
early stages of its growth, as the result ol
a cold dry pprin;;, but in general the re
ports irom that section are lavorable,
especially in the Gulf States. In Ken
tucky, West Virginia, the states between
the Ohio and Mississippi, and some oft hone
west of the latter river, it has suffered,
more or less, from drought, which it, bow
ever, endures comparatively well.
North Carolina. The apple and peach
crop is not only reduced in quantity out
inferior in quality. Much of the truit
which escaped the spring; frosts fell from
the trees before maturing. There are but
few apples or peaches of average good
quality, borne ot the eastern counties re
port the cotton plant as setback by lice,
while others report it as Buttering Irom too
much rain. In the middle tier of counties,
tobacco, corn and pasture have suffered
from drought, which, however, has not
been widespread. There have been heavy
rains within the past week, raising the
streams; and in some sections flooding the
South Carolina. lhe cotton crop is
not only forward, but it is of an excep
tional growth and is well truited. lhe
corn crop is the best since the war, though
on the liver bottoms it must suffer serious
loss from too much moisture.
More about Poor Old Jeff and Prohibi
Nbav Okleans, Aug.
ground incident, where
Davia was seen riding
21. lhe camp-
home with the
badge of the Women's Christian Temper
ance Union pinned to his coat, has been
extremely commented on, aud much of the
comment has been very distasteful to the
ex-chiet ot the late uontederacy. At a
prohibition meeting at Alexandria this
week, Rev. Dr. Parker repeated his ver
sion of the incident, which evoked from
Mr Davis an indignant reply under date
of August 19th, and which is printed in
the Picayune to-day. He characterizes
Dr Parker's statement as untrue and con
"Lhad a conversation with Mrs Chapin
at the dinner table, ana stated in various
forms my objections to the remedy which
the Temperance Union propose for the
vice ot intemperance, lo her public lec
ture I listened attentively. It was a pow
erful exposition of intemperance and of Us
evil consequeuces. At the close of her
lecture I took a seat by her, and express
ed my concurrence in all she had said.
She had not used the word prohibition,
and my indorsement did not go to that
extent, as, according to my view, there
were adequate remedies which 1 preferred
She expressed herself gratified at my con
currence in ber lecture, and asked me to
enroll my name in her book. This I de
clined to do. She then offered lo me the
badge which she wore, and upon my de
clining that also, she asked me to take it
to my wife, of whose sympathy with the
organization she represented, she had
been made aware by Miss Willard. I
didn't and could not object to being the
medium through which she would send
the badge to my wife, and she pinned it
upon thelappel of my coat. The letter to
Governor Lubbock was written four days
before I heard the lecture of Mrs Chapin,
and was fresh in my mind, as a deliberate
expression of opinion when I went to the
sea shore camp grounds, and that letter
contained nothing inconsistent with the
approval of strongest expressions against
Mr Davis took the badge home to his
wife, who is emphatic in her views in fa
vor of prohibition, which Mr Davis op
poses as an invasion of human rights.
A Brave Woman. Columbia, S. C,
Aug. 22. A special from Anderson, in
this State, says that Mose Lynch, a negro,
called at the house of Mrs Miles Werner,
in the absence of her husbaud, and pre
sented a note purporting to have been
written by Joe Summers, a white man
with whom Werner had been in litigation,
instructing him to get certain papers.
Upon Mrs Werner's refusal to produce
them, Lynch said he would have them or
"cut her damned throat." She said:
"Well, I will get them for you, then, rath
er than be killed," getting what proved
to be a double-barrelled shot-gun, at the
sight of which Lynch broke and ran, but
had not gone far when be got a load from
one barrel, and about the time he recov
ered, the contents of the seoond were
poured into him. The negro managed to
escape, bat be is thought to have been
A Terrific Blow at -forehead.
Some Haleigh gentlemen who returned
from Morebead Saturday, report a tern
ble wind and rain storm there on that
morning. Some thought it was equal to
the fury of the great storm that demol
ished the old Atlantic Hotel at Beaufort
some years ago. The first evidence o
the storm of yesterday was noticed at the
surf by the bathers on Friday evening,
The waves rolled higher and were more
angry than they have been seen. in forty
years. The water rolled up to the steps
of the pavilion on the beach, which is
about fifty yards higher , than the waves
ordinarily come when the surf is rolling at
its best in fair and normal weather, lhe
floors of the ladies dressing rooms, a fe
ftet farther down than the pavilion, were
reaohed by several waves and the cloth
ing of some lady bathers thoroughly
soaked. . The party returned from the surf
to the hotel under a still breeze all sale
and sound. About 10 o'clock at night
black and angry looking cloud was noticed
to the south-west and those familiar with
the meteorology of the coast predicted a
storm and became auorehensive. The
cloud gathered and rose slowly and
angrily, and an eye-witness says that it
was so black it had a piukish tinge.
About 12 o'clock a furious gale arose,
which struck terror into the hearts of ma
ny of the guests of lhe hotel. But few of
them had gone lo bed, and when the gale
commenced most of them got up. The gale
increased in fury and power until about 4
o'clock. By this time the gentlemen's
bath house had been blown entirely away
not a veetige of it being left, lhe great
er portion oi the ladies bath bouse was
also demolished. The windmill ou the
west bide of the hotel was blown down
with a terrific crash. It fell upon the gas
house and that building was utterly
smashed. The storm of wind was varia
ble and changed frequently. A iittl
alter four it commenced to blow towards
the front of the hotel and the rain fell in
actual sheets and large bodies of water.
The rain blew into the building through
every little crack and crevice, through the
windows and through the doors, and in
few minutes the second and third floors
in some parts were two or three inches
deep in water. The building commenced
to shake and quiver like a reed. Every
body was up ami most everybody wan
very wet by this tune, lhe rain contiu
ued to blow in under the shingles and the
whole front roof continued to leak lo such
an extent a to resemble a young rain in
the biiiltiing Bed-cloihiug was saturated
and lhe scanty clothing worn by the
frightened guests clung to them on ac
count of being so wet. Just at this time
most of the long portico in front of the
row of cottages collapsed with a tremeu
dous crash, virtually imprisoniug such
guests as occupied them. The doors open
only on the portico and they could not be
opened on account of the debris from the
porch. These guests became ternhed aud
Home of them got out of the cottages
through the rear windows and were taken
lo the main building through the blinding
s'.orm. The stale continued to increase
and fill the large open ball room and made
the whole building tremble more violent
ly than ever, and it became necessary lo
try to close and bar the doors aud win
dows to prevent the rushing in of the
wind and the lifting of the root ol the ball
room, inia was nnauy accompusneu ana
the wet and frightened guests inside
awaited whatever might follow. - Shortly
after this the storm commenced to abate,
and by 6 o'clock only an ordinary gale
was blowing. At 5:40 the parties report
ing the above left the hotel by rail for
Raleigh. They heard of uo accident to
AtNewbern, the storm was reported to
have been almost as severe as at More-
head and far more destructive. Chimneys
were blown down, houses were turned
away, some of the streets were blockaded
and made impassable by trees that were
blown down in creat masses. Neuse river
was lashed into fury and rose so as to sub
merge some of the streets for a depth of
two feet. The damage has not been esti
mated. No accidents are reported. Ral
All along the North Carolina coast great dam
age was done by the storm, and several vessels
Discovered a Mare's Nest
Our contemporary, the Skyland Herald,
startled the country some time since by
threatening exposure of the wicked frauds
which the Democrats of the State had per
petrated in the matter of the use of con
victs upon the W. N.: C Railroad, and
charged that the convicts had been given
the company free of cost to the company
since the sale of the road. We called at
tention to this statement, asserted that
$125 per capita per: year, was paid for
those used in construction until the road
reached ine mourn oi ineiNanianaia. we
asserted that for the construction of road
from the month of the Nantahala to Mur
phy, the heaviest and most expensive sec
tion on the entire line, the State contri
butes, at State expense, not exceeding 150
convicts. At the time this contract was
entered into to secure the completion of
the road from Nantahala to Murphy the
company was indebted to the State $28,
000. As a part of this contract it was
agreed, that upon the completion of the
road to Murphy, this claim should be re
leased and cancelled. The other provis
ions of that contract are that if the com
pany should fail or refuse to complete to
Murphy, it forfeits to the State, absolute
ly all work done and equipments connected
therewith between the mouth of the Nan
tahala and Murphy, and shall pay the
$28,000. All this is old matter, dating
since 1885, and yet the editor of the Her
ald has just found it out. We will also
tell him, for his information, that his par
ty, especially in this district, not only de
manded the furnishing of the convicts to
this company, but actually denounced the
act making the company pay anything at
all for them. So anxious were they to se
cure the building of the road, knowing
that otherwise it would not hav been
built for years, if ever. The editor of the
Herald is very ignorant of recent events,
and we would suggest that wheu it star
tles us with threats again it get up
something fresh, and not attempt to feed
us upon the refuse of thing the good oi
which has long been secured and enjoyed
by his own party -as well as the other.
The RiddUberger Case. Winch ksteb,
Aug. 20. Yesterday the t?rand iarv
found indictments against several oartiui-
pants in the delivery from jail of Senator
Riddleberger. Among them is one
against Deputy Sheriff Hattell, for misde
meanor. The Court todav overruled lh
motion to quash the indictment, and each
oi ine parties indicted was released on
their' own recognizance. All the oases
were then postponed until the next term
and the Court adjourned.
gjemjgjcyatf &1i&xlQtUf e l
The University Law School. Chapkl
Hill, Aug. 20. The following young
gentleman have been in attendance at the
summer session of "The University Law
School," taught by Hon. John Manning :
OCBynum, P B Cox, C H Dais, SM
Gattis,Thos N Hill, Jr, E E Hilliard, W
W Kitchen, Julian S Mann,P B Manning,
Mark Majette, Wm H MoNeill, James 41
Norfleet, Tbos Ransom, H E Shaw, Thos
C Whedbee, H A Wbittiogton of North
Carolina, and Frank Drew of Florida. The
summer session closes and the regular ses
sion begins Sept. 1st, 1887.
The New Supreme Court and Library
Building. Gen. W. P. Roberts, State
Auditor, has returned from New Tork
where he has been on official business.
While there he made purchases of carpets
and a part of the furniture for the supreme
r - l . - i i ; i a
uouri aepanmeni in ine new ouuuing,
It is the purpose of the state counoil to
have this department ready as far as pos
sible for the meeting of the Supreme Court
which will be on Sept. 26th. Raleigh
Thbkshees' Report. The following
reports have been received from threshers
in Iredell county ot the result of their op
erations for this season:
Names of Threshers.
Shinn, Overoash & Co
3,010 1,21 H
W. E. Morrison. Moore
& Warren. 3,510 1,385 141
Hix, Bailey & Co. 3,800 1,550 50
Morrison. Bvers & Co. 2.100 1.250 50
Kinder. Beeerarlv & Co. 3.000 1,600 80
J. H. Bass. Morrison.
& Co. 4,000 1,760 67
Abernethv & Davis. 300 125
W. G. Nicholson. 6,027 1,814 76
The Greensboro North State says
a movement is on foot in this State to col
onize colored people in California. Homes
for 10,000 are guaranteed free. It is rep
resented that 25,000 acres of rich land
have been secured which will be given to
those who go. Meetings are advertised
to be held at the county towns of Pitt,
Martin, Pasquotank, Chowan, Beaufort,
Richmond, Bladen, Wilson, Edgecombe
and Lenoir during the months of August
and September. Leading colored orators-
are among the speakers.
Walk into my parlor, said the spider to the
!2? Mr F. M. Cline's residence about
nine miles from Lincolnton, was consumed
by fire on Monday night of last week. It
was a good building. Very little ot the
contents were saved. So far as we know
the fire was accidental. Lincoln Courier,
IT" The Governor has appointed the
following magistrates for Cabarrus coun
ty: No 6 township, Lawson C Ritchie;
No 9 township, Albert S Barrier; No 11,
Thomas CFaggart; No 2. A M Fox. P P
Townseud; No 6, John M Faggart; No
11, Adam F Hughes.
The following are some of the
most important bridges washed away in
Lincoln county by the late freshet: Maj
Graham's, Morrison & Reinhardt's, across
Dutchman's Creek, Crouse's across Indian
Creek, Heafner's near Poor House,
Quickie's over Howard's Creek, and the
Iron Bridge near Lincolnton. Other
bridges of less importance and cost were
swept hway. So tar as we know, no steps
have been taken as yet. towards rebuild
ing any except the Iron and Crouse's.
They will all be replaced, however, as
soon as the necessary arrangements can
be made. Lincoln Courier.
!EiP Charles E. Farmer of Brevard,
Transylvania county, has oreated a
great sensation by horsewhipping Rev. D.
Y. York of the same place. It is alleged
by farmer that the preacher used insult
ing language regarding Mrs rarmer.
The Mean Man of Noeth Caroli
na. The meanest man in North Carolina
lives near Snow Creek Church in Stokes
county. Last week's Danbury Reporter
l'ost gives an account ot him. Ills name
is not given. Ho has a poor widowed sis
ter with six children, lhe children went
ou the old skinflint's land to pick some
berries that were growing wild. He or
dered them off. They reported to their
mother and she returned with them, when
he went at them with a big stick, using
obscene and threatening language. His
sister refused to go, claiming that the land
was their mothers and not bis. He left,
got out a warrant for forcible trespass
and obtained judgment against her. The
case will go to the Superior Court. HiB
name should have been given.
USifA negro man, aged about 18 years,
was caught in the act. ot assaulting the
daughter of G. R. Hodges, near Dunn,
last Thursday, by the father of the girl.
The father told some of the citizens what
had happened, and they immediately took
the negro off to Black River and baited a
fish hole with him. The negro has Bince
been found dead in Black river. Wilson
tt5 Mr and Mrs D. W. Jones, who re
side near White Plains, Surry county,
called at our office la6t Saturday. They
brought with them their baby not quite
three months old. This little one has six
toes on each foot and five fingers and a
thumb on each hand Yadkin Valley News.
Hon. James W. Reid having satis
factorily adjusted his business troubles, is
expected home in a day or two. He will
resume the practice of law at Wentworth.
We are informed be has receipts from all
his creditors. Winston Daily.
EST" It is said that a prominent and
public-spirited Carolinian has voluntarily
offered to build a large and handsome hall
at Morebead City, for the use oi the
Teachers' Assembly. His name has not
been given to the public.
Taylobsvillk, Alexandercountv. Aue?.
19. The extension of the Charlotte &
Statesville Railroad in still movin? to-
ard our town. It is now within six
miles and a squad of hands are here at
work finishing up the grade to the depot
ocation, and the carpenters are here to
build the trestle and . depot. The road
will reach here by Sept. 25th, but it will
be several weeks later when we shall have
our big celebration, as the road will not
be ready for regular oneration soonnr.
" i - w
We expect a big time.
Hon. L. C. Latham, member of
Congress of the First District, has an.
pointed James Bridgers Arend all, of More-
bead City, to the U. S. Naval Academy
The Rice Crop. It is estimated that
the losses caused bv the recent floods in
Georgia and South Carolina will amount
to at least 500,000 barrels. Thia is folly
one-quarter of the crop for the whole
country, which was estimated to be about
the same as produced last year. Planters
and dealers at New Orleans r lrinr
six cents a pound for new rice.
Carious Laws. "
A Saratoga (N. Y.) special to the Bal
timore Sun of the 17th says: The tenth
annual meeting of the American Bar Asso
ciation opened at Putman Hall to-day
Over 200 lawyers were present. MrC.C
Bonny of Chicago, introduced Mr Thomas
J. Semmes of New Orleans, president of
the association, who delivered the Presi
dent's address. Mr Semmea's address was
an able review of the changes in legisla
tion, State and Federal, daring the past
year. He commenced with the inter
State commerce act. He said: "The in
terpretatioo of the long and short-hau
section seems to have given the most
trouble to those charged with the execu
lion ot the law, as well as those who are
expected to obey it. To determine what
are substantially similar circumstances
I and conditions is no less difficult than the
definition of special cases in which the
commission msry authorize a common car
rier to charge less for longer than for
shorter distances. Congress also passed
an act providing for the biiuging of suits
against the Government: the anti-poliga
my act has been amended, end aliens, and
corporations whose stock is principally
held by aliens, can no longer acquire rea
estate in the Territories."
Mr Semmes then proceeded lo review
the most important acts passed by the
legislatures of the various States. Forty
four divorce acts have been passed in Del.
aware, but as compensation there has been
passed an act punishing the desertion o
married women and children witb heavy
penalties. Illinois has passed an act pro
hibiting marriage between first cousins,
denouncing it as incestuous, and divorce
has been rendered more difficult in Michi
gao, and the procedure in cases of action
for divorce has been regulated. Prohibi
tion depends by a recent act on local op
tion, and a bounty of one cent is offered
lor tue scalp pi every sparrow. JNew
York, with less mercy, makes it a duty: to
starve the spirrow, because it punishes
him who gives the poor bird food or she!
ter. Before long this pitiless Legislature
will render impossible the answer to the
question "Who killed cock robinr" in
1885 Nevala adopted an aot to promote
temperanoe by prohibiting the practice of
treating, but it cast such a shadow over
the State, and was so repugnant to the
good nature of the people, that the first
thing the Legislature did after providing
for their own compensation was to repeal
the prevention-of-treating act, but making
ll a misdemeanor for a civil othcer to be
come so intoxicated as lo be unfit to per
form his duties. The most carious stat
ute passed in North Carolina is one ex
acting a fee of $150 irom gypsies pretend
ing to tell fortunes, and then, with extra
ordinary sang froid, declaring that the
payment of the fee shall not exempt gyp
sies trom indictment for practicing their
art. Uhio is the only place where a hue
band is entitled to dower in his wife's
real estate. South Carolina furnishes ex
amples of queer legislation. A tax of
three mills for county purposes is levied
on the property ot each county witb the
exception of certain counties in which a
higher rate is charged. The list of ex-
cepiea counties includes every counly in
the State. Tennessee has invented a new
word, using "barbering" in the act pro
hibiling shaving on Sunday.
lhe Vermont .Legislature passed a reso
lution thanking the mayor ot Winchester
for his kind promise to protect the marble
monument erected . at Winchester In the
memory of the Vermont soldiers killed at
the battle of Winchester and Cedar Creek
and it was a beautiful manifestation of
A Word for the Farm Boys.s
In the report of the Inter-State Conven
tion of Farmers at Atlaula, Ga., these
remarks were attributed to delegate Fish-
back of Arkansas :
"Mr Fishback proved that it was ueces-
sary tor larmers to be independent oi
negro help, and that they should teach
their sons to work, and instead of having
boys sitting around corner grooery stores.
discussing lhe reasons for neeroes not
working, have them at work; and if they
don't work, disouBS the subject with
We have a kindly feeling for the far
mers' boys, taken as a class they are
industrious workers, whose labor is. rarely
ever remunerated in proportion to what is
accomplished by it. They are toilers
who put many ot us to shame by their de
So we have a plea to enter in their be
half, and that is simply this: their labor
ought to be appreciated and rewarded
more generously than it is by the farmers
themselves. Their lives anerht to be made
brighter and less tedious by attractive
recreation. All work and no plav makes
Jack a dull boy. and the farmer's bov is
no exception to the rule.
We would not make an idler ot the
farmer's boy, but, on the other hand, we
would not have him a mere toiler who is
held down lo his work even as a beast of
burden. And the plea which we would
make for all boys seems to be stronger in
in nis case.
The farmer who has sons and wishes to
keep them at home neglects a great means
to this end if he does not make his boys'
home attractive to them. And we are
sure that every dollar which is invested
in order to secure the farm boy those re
creations and joys which are given more
generously to his city cousins, is money
weu-spent. Wilmington Messenger.
Tom Bean. We find this paragraph
among the news items in the papers:
"Tom Bean, the wealthiest cattl nn
and most eccentric mau in Texan
few days ago. For years be had no com
panions but his negroes. He leaves an
estate valued at tl.000.000. whinh ill ha
divided among his negroes."
This is the individual whose rfdntivoa
were notified bv V.r Jos. A. Creonh n(
Raleigh, in the Landmark of last week
that he could put tbeui in possesion of
valuable information. Doubtless this
paragraph will bring tbera to the front if
the first one didn't. "No-rich man ha
ever yet died for whom some kin couldn't
oe touno. ii is only ine uoor whn di
ithoat relative. StatesviUe Landmark.
dP Country folks have a weather in
dicator in the spider. Although lhe
morning be lowerv and the cluuda ihrt.
ening, if this fellow shows bis web out to
the breeze it shows that the prospects for
a fair dav are irood. Thia mnrninv in th
suburban towns, observers noted an an-
aca a prophecy ot a pleasant day was un
usual number of these flimsv
hesitatingly made, though the clouds
seemed to thicken lilt 8 or 9 o'clock. But
the spiders came out ahead. Hartford
limes. ; 1
Yes, but when you see small tDider webs
spread over the grass in yards or in the woods,
eariy or a morning, yoa may look out for rain.
Notice About Drummers.
D. W. Bain. State Treasurer, has issued
a circular notioe to the different Sheriffs
of the State, bearing upon the question of
the drummers license tax. ot wbicb the
following is a" copy:
Treasury Department, )
Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 15, 1887. J
A habeas corpus esse involving the
constitutionality of section 25, of the "Act
to raise Revenue." in relation to the tax
on non-resident drummers, will be tried at
the November Term, 1887, of the Circuit
Court of the United States tor the Eastern
District of North Carolina. By advice of
the Attorney General I suggest no farther
arrests be made under that section until
after that term. Too will, however, in
the meantime, take theuamesoi all dram
mers offering to Bell in your oounty with
out license, and transmit them to this De
partment for - future action, in case the
judgment of the court shall sastaiu th
law. Very respectfully,
D. W. Bain, State Treasurer.
A Mexican Veteran in a Police Court
From the Richmond Dispatch, Aug. 19th.
Oue of the cases on the Police Court
docket yesterday morning was that of
Randolph Alexander, charged witb va
grancy and trespassing on the premises of
the Byrd Street station. When Sergeant
Thomas, crier of the court, called the oase
an old man, decrepit, careworn, and seedy,
witb uncombed white locks hanging about
bis- head, long : chiu-wbiskeri, poorly
dressed, and witb a slouch bat, came limp
ing out of the prisoners pen, took his
stand in front f Justice Richardson, and
said, "My nam , is Cornelius Alexander,
if you please."
Sergeant Seal staled to the Court that
he was called on Wednesday afternoon
by Mai. Myers to remove the old man
from the station, where he was very dis
orderly and cresting a great disturbance.
tie arrested bim on the charge of being a
In response to questions propounded by
Justice Richardson, the old man said that
he was a native of Ireland, was a graduate
of law, and practiced in the courts of
England and Irelaud until he was forced
lo give up practice on account of ill
health. He came lo this country in 1829,
lived for some years in Quebeo, then
located in Alabama, fought throueh the
Mexican war under U infield Scott, and
was also to the Confederate army, a pri
vate in the Fifth Louisiana brigade, and
wa6 wounded at the battle of Shilob. .
He talked of ex Gov. Joe Brown of
Georgia, Abraham Lincoln, Jeff. Davis,
Henry Clay, and others, as though he
knew them intimately. He said he was
eighty-seven years old, having been born
in 1800. and his conversation bore testi
mony that he had seen better days. He
said be was on his way to Washington to
see a man who owed him aTsum of money.
Justice Richardson banded him a dollar
and lold him he might go. He received
the money with gratitude beaming in his
eyes and left the court room with a smile
on his face.
Prof. Dwight, of Columbia, says
of Henry Georere'a theorv : "Without
. ' '
private property in land no man can have
an assured birth olace or banal-nlace.
No tree can be planted that he can call
his own, nor can any dwelling be erected
that will give him assured shelter."
of Trains at
RICHMOND & DANVILLE AND ATLANTA
& CHARLOTTE AIR LINE.
No. 50 Arrives at Charlotte from Richmond at
2:15 a. m. Leave3 for Atlanta at 2:25 a m
oi arrives at unarioue irom Atlanta at o.Uo a.
m. Leaves for Richmond at 5.15 a. m.
No. 52 Arrives at Charlotte from Richmond at
12:35 p. m. Leaves for Atlanta at 1:00 p. m
No. 53 Arrives at Charlotte from Atlanta at
0:23 p. m. Leaves lor Richmond at 6:45 p. m
CHARLOTTE, COLUMBIA & AUGUSTA-
Arrives from Columbia at 6:10 p. m.
Leaves for Columbia at 1:00 p. m.
A.t T. cfc O. Division.
Arrives from Statesville at 10:45 a. ni.
Leaves for Statesvile at 6:35 p. m.
Leaves Wilmington at 7:25 a m; arrives at Char
lotte at 4:zu p. m.
Leaves Charlotte at 8:45 p m: arrives at Wilmine-
tuu bi o:uu a. ill.
Shelby Division oj Carolina Central.
Leaves Charlotte for Rutherfordton at 4:33 p. m.
Arrives ai xminerioraton at v.m p. m. , . ,
Leave Rutherfordton at 7.15 a. m.
Arrive at Charlotte at 11.50 a. m.
RALEIGH & AUGUSTA AIR LINE R. R.
Passenger Train Leaves Hamlet 2:45 a m, arrives
ai naieign u:uu am.
weaves ltaleigh at 7:00 p m, arrives at Hamlet
WESTERN N. C. RAILROAD SCHEDULE.
Passenger train leaves Salisbury 11.30 A. M.. ar
rives at ABneviiie ai o 43 r. Al., and at Paint
kock at 8.3U p. m.
Leaves Paint Rock at -0.55 a. m., and Asheville
ai l.iu p. m, ana arrives at Salisbury at 7.30
CAPE FEAR & YADKIN VALLEY ROAD.
Leaves Greensboro 9:50 a. m.
LeavesFayettesville 3.30 p.m; arrive at Bennetts-
vine, O. V., 0:45, p. m.
leaves uennettaville, S. C, 10:10 a. m : Leaves
Jfayetteville 2:00 p. m., arrive at Greens-
uoro :so p. m.
Smith Improved Gins, Feeders & Condensers.
We have the Aeencv for this Gin. and ca.n pi r
that it is constructed uoon aDDroved nrinini
built in first-class Shops by thorough mechanics.
It has been thoroughly tested and found simple
in construction, light draught, cleans seed well
and makes a fine sample. An improved attach
ment, prevents the roll from breaking and there
is no choking.
We have also the Asrencv for th Va w wixr
KLE GINS, FEEDERS AND t ONDENSERS
Improvements have also been added tn thia
and parties now using the "Van Winkle" can
testify as to its merits here in thia vicinity. Par
ties who think of buying Ginning Outfits should
not fail to examine the "Smith" and MYan Win
kle" Gin before makioz a trade.
We are also stocked with a full lint tf Tmnla.
ments of all kinds. TENNES3ER WAnnwa
reduced in price to meet any figures on same
class of Wagons.
A stock of Bueeies. Soring W
&c., on hand, which will be sold to meet any
price f or like goods in quality. ,
Choice New Seeds In Season.
Call and examine our stock of inn tc :
tend to meet any competition lhat is fair and
Bring us Wool to be mmnfioin
samples of Goods made by Gwynn, Harper
J. G. 8HANNONHOUSE & CO
July 15, 1887. top,ement and House.
A genuine imported article, for sale by
. 00 W. M. WILSON & CO.,
May 27, 1887. Charlotte.
Comparative Cotton Statement.
Th fnllowincr ia ttiinnmnii.i:..
o r-wve cotjj
statement for the week ending Aug jj 1
Net receipts at all U. S. ports, 9,699
Total receipts to date, 5,845345
Exports for the week, 5,336
Total exports to date, 4,372,025
Stock at all U. S. ports, 105,217
Stock at all interior towns, 7,156
Stock in Liverpool, 597,000
mock ol American anoat lor
, Great Britain, . j
Total Receipt's at all Americas por
since sept, ist, 1886. -
The followinn are the total ncu. .
oi oouon at, an united otaies levwL ;
since September 1 st, 1886: Gahrt
712,550 bales, New Orleans 1,738 9(!
Mobile 213,491, Savannah 795,066, Cbirkl
ton 397,326, Wilmiogton 134,924
folk 535,574, Baltimore 96,384,' Jj3
York 87,034, Boston 105,501, NewpJ
News 10,467, Philadelphia 58,526, 0
Point 20,769, Brnnswick 26,978,
Koysl 17,950, Peneacola 12,936. TV
Total Visible Supply of Cotton.
New Yobk, Aug. 20. -The total iiiJ
uppiy oi cotton tor ine world is 1 Zl
ana Dales, of which 688,765 are Amertl
can, against 1,238,469 and 814.160 J
spectively last year: receipts from alliJ
tenor towns, 1,150; receipts from plawJ
mwub, o.uoo. rop in Slgnt. 6.377.903
BTJRWELL & DUNN
At Lowest Ilarket Prices.
Lewis' Pure White Lead.
Boiled and Raw Linseed Oil
The Best Ready-Mixed Paint .n ni
... D .UU U U.
II ai.. Mno 1 OUU
You can paint your bueiry for on. drill. 1.
the best Etyle, with Carriage Black (and nth-
uuiura 1 a ue utsi is ooiu uy
t fm.. 1 . 1 u ir v
BUR WELL & DUNN.
Of Patent Medicines, we have all kinds
the bottle, dozen and gross at prices always tit
BUR WELL & DUNN.
Dr. King's Blood and Liver Pills. Dr. Kmi
i;oui oyrup. ur. joiners Darsaparuia amt
ljueen's ueligut. ur. Jung's vermifuge. Sot
If you will give your horses. ' cows, hoes tad
poultry the Celebrated Kentucky Condition Pot.
ders, you will have no trouble. 25 cents pel
pacxage. ror saie oy
ttUKWISLLi & 1UNH
Wholesale and Retail Druggists.
June 10, 1887. Opposite Central Hold
. Pomona Hill Nurseries, ,
POMONA, N. C,
Two and a half miles West of Greensboro, 2f. C
The main line of the R. & D. Railroad pssn
through the grounds and within 100 feet of ut
office. Salem trains make regular . stops twkt
daily each way. Those interested in Fruit t&
Fruit growing are cordially invited to inspec
this the largest nursery in the State and out!
among the largest in the South.
1 ne proprietor nas lor many years visited w,
leaqing .Nurseries north and, West, and an
responded with those of foreign countries, ga&
nrinor cvprv frnit that nm ralrnlatpH tn en it th:
South, both native and foreign. The reputauotl
of Pomona Hill Nurseries is such, that mwi
agents going out from Greensboro, representiur
other nurseries, try to leave the impression ttei
mey are representing inese nurseries. Why dc
they do it t Let the public answer.
I have in stock growing (and can show v'uiton
me same) ine largest ana Dest biock ot ireefe,
ever shown or seen in any two nurseries ta
North Carolina, consisting of Apple, Peach, Feu,
Cherry, Plum, Orape, Japanese Persimmon,
Japanese nam, Apricots. Nectarine, Knitiu
Apricot, Mulberry, Quinces. Small froiti
Strawberry, Raspberry, Currants, Pecans, Em
lish Walnuts, Rhubarb, Asparagus, Evergreen
onaae 1 rees, noses, sc.
Give your order to my authorized agent a
order direct from the Nursery. Corresnondeiia
solicited. Descriptive Catalogues free to appli
. J. VAN. LINDLE7.
Pomona, Guilford countj.S. C
April zv, 1837. It
Has inducements to effer. which can not k
cquilled by the best Dry Goods Houses in tin
oouin. . ? - r. - ;
Added greatly to his already large stock, andoc
bis recent trip to New York bought up Soi
plus Stocks of Importers and Manufacturer!
which enables him to sell many most seasonal
Ridiculously Low Prices.
Since I have taken hold of. the Retail How
formerly under the name of Wittkowky l't
Baruch, and withdrawn from the Wholes
business, I devote my entire time and attento;
to the Retail only, and being a Cash Buyer
luuiuugu experience, 1 can, ana win, arwir
oner inducements -
Which will be Appreciated
By all who look at my Goods and get my
See My Daily Displays!
SEE MY DAILY BARGAINS!
See whether I don't lead in Low Prices.
See my Stock and you will
See the largest in the State.- s
See my prices throughout my Store, and yonwiE
Is the Regulator of Low Prices.
tr I solicit
June 8, 1887.
Mail Orders and give tt
11. Oiinv", .
Don't forget thac we are at our new stand
College street and still alive. .
W ai-o m m mTCATtnTTARTERS" ft'
v v rv rvw m s m ti v
Goods tn our line. --
8PRINGS & BTJRWELL-
n wr noAri Iran tm tmit tit Medic r
Profession of this section, we have now and H
keep constantly in stock, a full line of SUBt
CAL INSTRUMENTS, which we wsrrtH
Wo ir. lm nremred to orivA inr and Auuf
counts in any of the New York Instrument Ci&I
logues. Give us a call. I
K. H. JUK1JAN w,
Nov. 18. 1885. Druggists, Springs' Cat.
Ready-Mixed Faints. (
Averill Ready-Mixed Paints are consider.
the best. For sale by
W. M. WILSON & Ctt,
Sept. 10, 1886.
S. BUBWSLL, . K. B. SpBIH OS, 9-
Harwell, Springs & if e,
Offices at Chambers' old Livery Stable. n,
a ; Jb nn.an. Htnr nn College sin"
near the Cotton Platform. .
..... . . 11 Wa8'
Lion i iau to see us oeiore yon eu. - m
10.000 Bales Cotton this season for direci
ment to Liverpool, and we fully realise f
get it we must pay full market prices.
rate, It may pay you to see us. . j.
Sept 84. 1888