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The Charlotte Democrat.
YATES & STRONG, Editors and Proprietors.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Friday, August 26, 1887.
The Assessed Value of Land in Mecklen
tur County in 1886 and 1887.
Mr J W Cobb, Register of Deeds for
Mecklenburg, a" permmea us to copy
tjjef0jjoifiDg interesting statement from
tit official Report.
Charlotte Township Assessed value of Land
outside of Charlotte in 1886, $398,756; in 1887,
420. Assessed value of City Lota in 1886,
fi 838 985; in 1887, $1,901,975 an increase in
'vsl'uationof City Lots of $62 990 over 1886.
Lt a decrease in the assessed value of Land out-
Me oi the city of $38,336.
Mallard Creek Township Assessed value of
Land in 1886, $215,062; in 1887, $179,294,
Berryhill's in 1886. $158,078; in 1887, $153,-
Steel Creek in 1886, $208,059; in 1887, $195,-
p'ro?idence-in 1886. $190,822 ; in 1887, $193.-
Clear Creek in 1886, $138,597; in 1887, 1
Lemley'a in 1886, $172,495; it 1887, $131,750.
Pineville in 1886, 101,356 ; in 1 887, $92,312.
Paw Creek in 1886. $171,300; in 1887, $150,-
Morning Star in 1886, $123,325; in 1887.
Crab Orchard in 1886, $237,484; in 1887,
Sharon in 1886. $161,285 ; in 1887, $150,679.
We hare not been able to get the re-
turns from two or three Townships not
named in the above.
23?" The firnt bale of new Cotton was
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from a South Carolina plantation. It was
sold at auction lor 13 cents per pouud.
The first bale received at Columbia, S.
C. on Friday last, sold at nine cents per
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The nrel Dam oi new cotton was
brought to Charlotte from Anson county I
oo Tuesday last, the 23d inst., and sold I
for ten cents per pound.
J5? The Fall Term of Mecklenburg
Superior Court will be opened on Mon-
Uv next bv Judge McRae. The term is
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ro iu u. u. .o uvF.u
A U. I . a hniaH thnfl- Vt A I
Judge will move business along so as to
clear, to a considerable extent, the ao-
otimiil-itpd TWlcet I
1-It is about time for Gov. Scales to
nmt. ninn no mircrlara nr nnmmnt nir
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ineir ueam semeuuea. ov iuug ago
had to insist on hanging two negro ties-
peradoes in this city who burglarized the
residence of Capt. Strickland. The
amount stolen does not matter so much as
tbe risk the sleeper runs of being murdered
by a burglar. We have recently bad
some experience ot a bad and dangerous
burglar entering our bed-room. We think
we were fortunate iu escaping with our
life, but forever hereafter we intend to
iwn.ua inai me law, aaugiug, u ea.o-
cuieu uu an couvicieu uurgisrs. uecii
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glarized within the past few weeks.
There must be a few more hangings.
The Road Law. The statement we
made last week about the Mecklenburg
Road Law, is not exactly correct. The I
Mecklenburg law is still in existence, but I
the Secretary of State made the mistake
of sending to this county the General
Road Law, while the Mecklenburg law is I
the one under which our county roads are
worked, uur remarks last ween were
m n n. t4nM lAAlr.nM tits 1aIAVAI I f k f I
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uiauc unci iuuia.iu at tuo ucuci at xvbu i
nfl ti.thA MWnhnra snecial
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ine liioie says iuai vrou creaieu
man in his own image. The preacher (or
any other man) who holds the monkey
Avnlnrmn iHe i nnonritic nf rpsnpfttfnl
consideration.' If the Rev. Thos. H. Law.
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the agent in North and South Carolina of
the American Bible Society, does not re-1
pudiate such a humbucr as evolution in re- I
ar. in monbin.l v,an
plain, the Meckleuburg County Bible So-1
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cieiy snouia repuaiaie mm and an otner
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cranks of that sort, and withhold all con-1
tributions. Mr Laws' letters on the sub- I
ject are evasive and unmanly.
The statue of either Nat. Macon,
Gen. Nash, or Cornelius Harnett, should
occupyNorth Carolina's niche in the Capi
tol at Washington. It need not be a
Revolutionary Boldier, or a soldier ol any
. m i:i, -sr.,.
Macon, although he was a considerable
demagogue from the habit of being a can- j
didate for office. The suggestion of Col. I
W. L. Saunders, that a Mr Harvey should I
have the place, we do not consider a good I
one. Macon, or llarnett, or jn asn. or I
mm w .T I
Ashe, or McDowell, or Polk, should be I
the name chosen. I
I3f The first drummer's license issued J
from the State Treasury this month was j
lanen out to-day by i New Jersey torm.
lhat shows that there are some North-1
em dealers who want to do the right I
thing in North Carolina, and our mer-1
chants ought to patronise such firms.
Hundreds ol Magistrates ap
pointed by the last Legislature failed to
qualify, and the Governor has had to ap
point others in their places. That shows
that the people generally don't care much
Igogueswhoprate about electing Mais-
I P. t- 7 nr ;..:; ' tffl,."
"" "'j goiKiuiucut it is uniy dema-
i,a'i uJfLast season some 25.000 bundles were
Thk State University. The session
of 1887-'88, of the State University. ODen-
ed on Wednesday last. The indications
lor a brilliant and prosperous session were
meuty bhoe House of W. W. Pegram & Co.,
u ? r aaverusement.
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amaii dii0 6 "
H. Baruch, see his notice of fixed prices for cer -
tnltl finnAa 1
W e suggest that Democratic pa
pers had better not talk too much about
Jobn Sherman favoring the abolition of
the miserable Internal Revenue Law, and
abuse him for so doing. It might make a
good many people (ignorant if you please
to oall them) vote for him for President,
should he be nominated by the Republi
can party. No one living away from the
Mountains of North Carolina, and outside
of the old Sixth Internal Revenue Dis
trict, has a correct ideaol how the people
are oppressed and dogged by the Internal
Kevenue Law. The law has done about
as much harm as the mean whiskey made
by the violators of the law.
j- Our usually coirect friend of the
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Newbern Journal, speaking of the late
storm in Newbern says that a "cheney'
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tree was blown down. We respectfully
KKe ma.- ne snouia say "nioar tree.
It is said that many years ago the first
China tree was brought to Fayetteville
and planted. It was imported from
Europe. And so was that nuisance called
"Nut Grass," tirat imported to Fayette-
ville as an ornamental plant. That, and
the Cane Grass, cannot be eradicated
where it gets a footing. We once beard
of a man who sowed his garden down
with salt six inches deep to kill Nut Grass,
but it didn't kill the stuff, for it came up
the next year as rank as ever. But the
China tree- makes a good shade, and at
tracts robbins in the winter lime so you
can kin lhm- That's about all we know
about tree-ology and grass.
JEsr The New York Labor Convention
in session at Syracuse, had a big fight
over temporary chairman. The struggle
hit. LrmU F Pnt n.nr.
George's candidate, and a negro named
Ferret!, the same fellow who caused the
rumpus in Richmond when the Knights
of Labor met. Exchange.
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ouco dynamiters as xienry vieorge ana
hia crowd are no better than the negro
Ferrell. If white men associate with ne
groes they should be made to take the
J3gT" It is now said that the cause of
Rev. Thos. II. Law's resignation as agent
Uor the American Bible Society in the
I liarnlinda ia that n a ia a niaAin anF liar.
wiQ r0n0Wer of Woodrow and a firm
believer in an ancestry of immense mon
key power. Mr Law is from South Caro-
llna - 1Q North Carolina Law wonld
have been a better selection as it turns
out - lhat monkey business is doing a
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buzz saw" is suggested by "evoluting
ifrotn a gorilla. Wilmington Star,
You are mistaken about Mr Law re-
8j2njD hj8 Bible Agency. He has not re
B:nj unt on nH imnndflntlv aca
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to the Executive Committee of the Meck-
ienbar2 County Bible Society that they
have no riffht to que8tj0n hm about theo-
ri or wbether he believes man was
evoivej from a m0nkev or created in
God8 own imge. As the Star jiays,
4lhat monkey business is doing a great
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Blacknall are pleased to know tnat ne is
interested in the purchase of the Atlantic
Hotel at Morehead City. He is a clever
gentleman, an experienced Hotel manager
and with the plentiful supply of capital
which the new syndicate will furnish, can
make Ihe Atlantic a supurb pleasure re-
80rt, and be able to please all as near as
eUch an extraordinary feat can be per
j-The Inter-State Farmers' Conven
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(recently in session at Atlanta) has
resolved to bold the next meeting in Ral-
mh N f5.. in Ancrnst. 1888
J&f" When Senator Blair desired sup
port some time since for bis Bcheme to
aDDropnate a certain sum out ot tne puo
treasury, to cover a period of ten , years
to De aevoiea iu euucauouai mieicum iu
sta nn tha nf illit-
IbUOVCkS IUUU w Uv VV U V kuw vawuw
eracy, he was not governed by sentiment,
but arsrued from the standpoint of self-in-
terest.tor he told bis mew n.neiana inenas
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maaaaa tun 11 111 hfl tn 1 llf.rPSfi t nelT CSnaClt V
to earn better wages and thus create a de
mand for a higher grade of manufactured
gooda, the result of which would be that
New England would, in the long run, be
benefited. The fact, however, that the
Committee on National Affairs in the New
Hampshire Legislature recently, by
vote of seven to three, recommended me
indefinite postponement of resolutions
commending the measure, ehow that Mr
Blair's constituents do not agree with
him. If they thought for a moment that
way buegeted by Mr Blair they wouldn't
hesitate long in endorsing the scheme.
Norfolk Ledger, Dem.
The day that Blair's educational squandering
Bill panses Congress, will be the day for the m
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auguration oi a tyrannical uovernmem .Bureau in
the South worse than the miserable Freedman's
Bureau during the days of Reconstruction.
Gov. Gordon of Georgia, has been
notified that John Taylor, colored, in
Somerset. Ky.. has confessed that he com
mitted the crime for which Henry Pope
colored, is now under sentence of death.
Beware of circumstantial evidence. Let the
proof be direct, unless the prisoner Has a noto
rious bad character.
Scarcity of Cottox Ties. For sev
eral weeks there has been considerable
solicitude respecting the sapply of cotton
ties at this port. Although several com
mission merchants were fortunate enough
to secure a thousand or more bundles
these will only meet the demands of their
P?,, ' V?
I will not permit of any outside transaction.
disposed of by the merchants here and by
I this time definite contracts were In hand
1 which relieved them of all anxiety. This
I reason it is far different" One broker has
(disposed of 7,000 bundles, of which be has
i aeuverea x,bus Dundies, leaving ,tvx
bundles vet to be delivered, and no trans-
I actions are made for delivery short of Oo-
tober. &uch a state of affairs baa not ex-
isted since the adoption of the tie. and the
t"de making a bale of cotton only mer-
chantable when properly iron-tied. The
1 scarcity of cotton ties it appears is general
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Good WoEK8.The Young Men's Chris
tian Association of Raleigh has opened a
Dispensary to furnish medicines to the
destitute sick, and in winter the Associa
tion supply the poor with wood and coal.
That's the way to do good nurse the
bodies of the poor and destitute, fill thtir
stomachs with food, aod warm them in
oold bad weather, and then there will be
some room for taking in religion, and
hearing prayer and song.
Also, we see that the charitable people
of Wilmington get up Steamboat excur
sions for the poor and sick in that com
munity, and take them to the pleasure re- j
sorts along the lower Cape Fear. That's
practical charity and Christianity.
ifesT Farmers who grow cotton shoufd
make it a point to have their bales pack
ed of not less than 400 pounds weight,
since by the new regulations one-fourth of
a cent per pound is to be deducted from
all bales under that weight. It is quite
an important matter and is regulated by
the New York Cotton Exchange, the new
rule going into effect September 1st next.
It is an unfair and tyrannical tule, but
we see no way to avoid it, unless the
farmer would quit raising cotton, or only
enough for a little surplus money. Have
a plenty of bread and meat on your farm,
and then be independent of the cotton
A North Carolina correspondent
of the Richmond Dispatch says of the
farming interests in this State:
"It is felt by tobacco dealers that they
are only showing a proper State pride in
taking steps to get credit for their fine to
bacco. Heretofore the leaf, &c, has been
sold to people in other Slates, who worked
it up and then sold it as if it were their
own growth, or else shipped it in its orude
state as their own product. Whatever
can be done to make North Carolina to
bacco show what it is and where comes
from will be done, and the action of the
tobacco convention as to these matters is
in accordance with the views of growers
and dealers. The fact that North Caro
lina is ahead of every other Southern State
so far as agriculture and kindred matters
are concerned was plainly made known at
Atlanta last week. There has been no
boom here, but a steady and constant
growth. When people get down to bed
rock on manufacturing matters it will be
found that the State is about as far to the
front as any.
Commissioner ot Agriculture Robinson
dwells upon the fact lhat the farmers are
so much more earnest about iheir work.
They are literally "going to school," and
are keeping up with the people who are
so interested in normal schools and teach
ers' institutes; for the farmers' institutes
are the equivalents of these. They will
in a twelve-month exert a powerful influ
ence for good."
SSdT" Three years ago (says the Wil
mington Review) lbeDemocralio party
of North Carolina, in convention assem
bled, declared, with one voice, for the
unconditional repeal of the obnoxious in
ternal revenue system, with all of its at
tendant evils. This makes the repeal
good Democratic doctrine until the same
authority shall withdraw the issue. As
for the sentiment of the people of the
State let Col. Jno. N. Staple?, who beaded
the Cleveland electoral ticket in 1884, be
heard on the subject. At the White Sul
phur Springs, a few days ago, he said to a
N. x. Herald reporter: "1 do not believe
you could raise a corporal's guard in
North Carolina in favor of the present in
ternal revenue system. It is regarded as
a war measure of the most offensive and
obiectionable character. The people of
the State are overwhelmingly in favor of
As a matter of temperance and morality, we
favor a repeal of the iniquitous internal revenue
tax. The tax is an odious, oppressive and un
just and unfair one, and should be repealed in
order to promote temperance, morality and
religion. We have said that many times hereto
fore, and now deliberately repeat it.
J&r" At the convention held in Louis
ville of colored editors a memorial was
drawn an and sicrned and sent to the
Georgia Legislature, protesting against
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gia. This is a straw that shows the way
tha colored stream ia running. These ne
gro editors are desirous of forcing mixed
schools between the races, we mav sup-
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pose. If not this, then why protest? The
Northern negro editor cannot do a worse
thing for the education of bis race in the
Sonth than to press their opposition to
separate schools. The whites may resolve
not to maintain pnbho schools, and then
The only way to meet such insolent demands
is for white people to refuse to impose taxes on
themselves for the support of neero schools. It
is fast coming to that.
Jlf The South Carolina phosphate in
dustry is forming a ''combine" in order to
raise nrices. Then let farmers refuse to
buy the phosphate.
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"One of the mail agents on the
Carolina Central we would call his name
if we did uot know how modeet he is
says that the moBt pleasant night's rests
that ha cetfl are those enioyed in Wil
mington, especially "when the tide rises
early in the morning. ne ssys idsi
"Wilmington beats the mountains all hol
low." He oucht to know, as he was born
and reared at the foot of the mountains."
Probably your friend enjoys the de
lightful buzz of the mosquito and his bite
The Fratttttt.hxt Special Tax Bonds
As those bonds were forced upon the
people of North Carolina under ttepuou-
can rule, and as there are certain parties
at the North trying to give them a signifi
cance which thev oucht not to possess.
we transfer to our columns the following
letter to a prominent Chicago lawyer
from Dr. Eugene Grissom, one of the most
clear-headed and influential Republicans
in the State. Dr. Grissom has for nearly
a. nnnrtcr nf a cnntiirv been ablv and sym
pathetically associated with the benevo
lent institutions of NortbUarolina. i nougn
a Republican, be is first of all a patriot, a
nhilanlhromst. a devoted friend of the
helpless. He knows that to pay these
bonds would bankrupt our people, ne
knows that in inch an event the insane.
the deaf, the dumb and the blind would
be swept out of the cherishing arms of
the Commonwealth. And so witn mat
fidelity to his native State, so character
inti of him. he nlainlv and forcibly pre
sents the case of the special tax bonds to
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DlS imoago correupuuueui. zjcwisfn
JSf" It will be a hard matter to find
the man (or woman) who can write a fair
and intelligent history of North Carolina.
The people will not tolerate another aris
tocratic concern puffing "professional"
men, aud leaving worthy men of other
professions and occupations without men
tion. Hawks, Caruthers, Wheeler. Moore.
Williamson, &c, have all failed to meet
The weather reports sent out
from Washington by Gen.. Greely, who
has charrge of the weather Bureau, are uot
near as correct as those that used to be
sent out by Gen. liazen. We have no
ticed several erroneous predictions re
cently. For instance, rain wtfB predicted
n this section for Wednesday, but Wed
nesday turned out to be a fair, beautiful
day. The spider web sign even failed on
The Big Suit at Shelby. The Supe
rior Court of Cleveland county was occu
pied all of last week in trying tha McKee-
Davenport case from Gaston. Over 100
witnesses were examined about 30 lor
Davenport and the balance for McKee.
After about 24 hours consultation, the
Jury rendered a verdict in favor of Dav
enport. Another appeal lo the Supreme
Court was taken, this time by McKee.
Davenport was represented by H. C.
Jones, F. I. Osborne, Geo. F. Bason, T. H.
Cobb and R. McBrayer McKee by Hoke
& Hoke, W. P. Bynum, R. W. Sandifer,
and Gidney & Webb. The cost amounts
to three or four times the amount of princi
pal involved, which principal is about
$1,700. Davenport was the County
Treasurer, and McKee wae the Sheriff.
McKee held a receipt for county funds,
which Davenport pronounced a forgery.
33" Bishop Key of the Method ist .
Church, South, will preach in Charlotte
on the first Sunday in September.' The
Bit-hop has published in the Raleigh Ad
vocate the following list of appointments:
Rutherford College. N. C, 4th Sunday in
Charlotte, N. C , 1st Sunday in September.
Concord, 2d Sunday in September.
Mt. Airy, 3d
Winston, 4th " u
Goldsboro, 1st ' " October.
Harrison's 3d "
lie will be present and speak at an educational
mass meetiDg in the interest of Trinity College
at Concord, JS.(J.,on Saturday before tne 2nd
Sunday in September, and there will be an edu
cational meeting at Harrison's Church on the
Pineville circuit the 3d Sunday in Oct., the time
of his visit there. He will be in Asheville a few
days next week. On the 19th of October he is to
be in Nashville at a meeting of the Bishop's to
look over the work of the Hymn Book Commit
tee. After that he will probably g into Virginia
and remain until the Virginia Conference con
Bishop Key is an able man aud a splen
did orator, but he has some very cranky
ideas about Entire Sanclification for poor
fallen humanity, and Heart Purity, &c.
Southern Farmers and the Tariff.
We have'already- alluded in these col
umns to the remarkable speech delivered
by Gen. Miles of Mississippi, belore the
Inter-State Farmers' Convention in At
lanta. Indeed, we have printed the speech
itself, and have thus been the means of
placing before the farmers of the South
the common sense views ot one ot our
most successful fanners. Combining the
views of an agriculturist who knows all
about the situation at the South, Gen
Miles7 speech is worthy ot the serious
study of Southern farmers.
He touches upon some very serious and
severe subjects, and his comments throw a
flood of light on the . situation, lie pre
sents some facts that our farmers - would
do well to consider seriously. Gen. Miles
tells the farmers that it is very convenient
for tbem to trace all their ills to a pro
tective tariff. In this they only follow
the cue given them by the small poll
ticians and the demagogues who seek to
There is nothing more convenient, for
instance, than for the farmer who is un
successful to trace all his troubles to the
protective tariff. Every little cross-roads
politician every little whipper-snapper,
who wants to eo to Congress, will con
vince him lhat bat for the tariff he would
be rolliog in wealth.
Gen. Miles makes short work of this
sort of poppy-cock. He tells the farmers
that if they expect to succeed they must
live quietly at home, wear level heads,
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and use Keen, orient eyes in ineir uusi-
uess. The tariff falls as heavily on mer
chants and business men as on the farmer,
and yet, because some whipper-snapper
wants to secure their votes for Congiess,
the farmers are told that the tariff is
ruininer them. This is one of the most
convenient of arguments, and it has been
ding-donged into the ears of those who till
the soil until a great many of them have
come to believe lhat the tariff is a tax
levied on them by the crowned heads of
Gen. Miles makes short work of this
sort of nonsense. He shows that the tax
paid every year by the farmers on their
hoe and mule flesh is ten thousand times
more than the tax imposed on them by
the tariff Compared with the taxes
which the farmer imposes on himself by
his extravagance, the tariff tax is but as a
mote in the sunbeam.
Since the war Gen. Miles has paid
debt of two hundred thousand dollars,
with ten per cent interest. How did he
do this? By sitting down and discussing
the tariff? Not at all; but by putting his
shoulder to the wheel; by economizing;
bv adapting bis business sense to his farm
operations; by taking such advantage of
circumstances and conditions as any sensi
ble man would do. When Gen. Miles
comes to discuss the tariff, he puts in some
chunks of common sense lhat are likely
to prove somewhat embarrassing to the
pseudo-statesmen who go oeiore tne iarm
ers hereaiter with a lot of gibberish in fa
vor of free trade. Gen. Miles wants to
know what the tariff is on a Cincinnati hog,
or on a Kentucky mule, or on western hay
and corn, or on northern made fertilizers.
These things are not put down in the
tariff list, but the tax they impose on the
farmer amounts to many thousands more
than the tariff tax. But the politicians
never touch on these things. They know
nothing of them. The tariff is the thing,
Atlanta Constitution, Dem.
tT The N. C. Tobacco Convention at
Morehead agreed to meet annually at the
same place, the fourth Tuesday in August,
and hold two sessions daily daring the
Chieago Grain Market
Chicago, Aug. 22. Wheat was slightly
better at the opening to-day. For Sept.
delivery sales were made at 69 cents
per bushel. After moderate sales at 68 J
and 69 cents, the market picked up to
69J. It grew stronger as the visible
supply figures were coming in and rested
at the outside fig'ures. When the de
crease was announced to be 771,000
bushels, which was somewhat better than
was expected, from C9i September eased
back to 694 naif an hour before the close.
and closed at 69J and 69J cents.
Corn opened about the same as it closed
Saturday, September delivery starting at
404 and 4U4. lbe market was barely
active and fluctuated freely within mode
rale range under good local demand, and
ou rumors of prospects of frost in north
ern Iowa, the market advanced lo 4l
cents, but reacted some, declining to 40f
cents upon more liberal offerings, due to
arger expeeted receipts; it then ruled
firmer, the visible supply showing a de
crease of 700,000 bushels, and closed at 41
aud 41$ cents for September.
Oats claimed but little attention, and
the demand lor future delivery was slow.
Th greatest fluctuation was in May, and
that was confined to $ cent. The visible
supply showed an increase of 723,000
bushels for the week. May sold at 304
cents and closed as on Saturday, at 30
Mr J. R. Dodge, statistician of the De
partment of Agriculture, in article enti
tled "Products and Prices of Wheat," says:
"The official record of imports of wheat
into the United Kingdom for the first half
of the present year shows a large increase
in the proportion furnished by the United
StateB 68 per cent, against' 54 per cent,
in the first six months of 1886 and 1885.
Counting flour as wheat, the proportion is
73.5 per cent., against 60.8 in 1885. There
is a great reduction in receipts from Rus
sia, a decrease from India of 20 per cent.,
as compared with the first half of last
year, and a decrease from Australia. Out
of the 48,053,484 bushels imported during
the last six months, 32,718,576 bushels
were from the United States.
"The value of wheat from this country
is eight cents per bushel more than from
India, and five cents more than Russia
wheat. It is higher than that of any non-
Jiiuropean country, and yet the quantity
furnished is twice as much as that sup
plied by all other countries."
Mr Dodge s report further says: "It is
a significant fact that the average annual
export of the past three years, when the
export price averaged about eighty seven
cents, is almost exactly the same as for
ihe preceeding three years, when the ex
port price averaged nearly ft. 13 per
That is a sudden decline of twenty-three
per cent., operating for a period of three
years, has not diminished exports. Why?
Simply because we have had crops lhat
were ample for feeding liberally a popula
tiou of 85,000,000 people, and the surplus
must be exported at auy price offered
above the value of feeding wheat to farm
animals iu competition with corn.
"in two years of ihe past decade the ex
ports amounted to 366,000,000 bushels, at
nearly f l is per bushel. in only one
year of the ten has the export price been
materially above that figure, showing that
tiie- tare -exports have occurred when
prices were near the highest; but the cause
was manifest a great reduction of the
products of souie. other countries, mainly
England and r ranee, for a series of years
The law of supply and demand, therefore,
proaucea wnai seem to ine uniniormed an
51?- Ella Wheeler Wilcox is disgusted
with what she has seen at a New York
seaside resort. Ella has looked upon the
half-nude figures of the bathers at this re
sort when they were in scant attire, and
she is satisfied that bathing at the1 surf is
not conducive to modesty and decency.
"1 cannot help wondering, she says
"why Mrs Grundy, who is so particularly
critical in some things, should eave so
long ignored the vulgarities of the ocean
bath. ' When the dear creatures come
out of an ocean bath many of tbem look
like a starved shanghai chicken. But few
female bathers have flesh enough to show
to an advantage. The angle represents
tives had better remain encased in dry
goods if they want to make a good im
B3F" Dr. Cyrus Edson says that the
best and : most ' wholesome summer drink
is cold water; it should be freely used,
and should be cooled by keeping' it on ice,
and not by putting ice into it. A few
bottles placed in the refrigerator every
morning would be sufficient to supply the
family during vbe day.
Steam fob Factoeies instead of
Wateb Wheels. Mr Jobn Hill of the
Eagle and Phoenix Mills at Columbus,
6a., gives it as his opinion, the improve
ment ot water powers to run cotton mills
is a thing of the past. He says of the
milling in the South:
"The average results in profits from
manufacturing cotton South iu well-constructed
mills are as great as with any
other regular business.- Profits and losses
depend largely on the capacity of the gen
eral management, the same as with other
business. The improvement in machinery
and appliances in cotton mills for the last
ten years have been such that a new, mod
ern, properly constructed mill has very
considerable advantage over one with less
Air Assignment. The Noith Caroli
na Mil) Stone Company, which has exten
sive quarries of millstone-grit at Parke
wood, in Moore county, has assigned to
A. II. McVeill. It is said that the assets
are about $125,000 and the liabilities ul
der $1 00,000. The liabilities include $30,
000 of first-mortgage bonds, which are
preferred under the assignment. The af
fairs of the company are said to have been
somewhat embarrassed since spring.
There is no doubt, however, that it will
adjust all its indebtedness and soon be
npon a sound footing.
IST" To the farmers assembled in At
lanta last week, Mr Henry W. Grady
spoke in these glowing terms of the new
South: There are 230,000 artisans at
work in the Sonth to-day that were not
here in 1880, and this does not include the
thoussnds that are building new enterpri
ses. We manufactured last year $2 13,000,
000 worth of articles that six years ago we
bought from the North or West. In six
years following the Cotton Exposition of
1873, new cotton mills have been built in
the Sonth starting 1,000,000 new spindles.
The South to-day is witnessing an indus
trial revolution for which history has no
precedent. Figures do not measure it and
amazement is simply limited by comprehension.
15? We regret to learn that Mr Eugene More-
head of Durham, (brother of Col. John L. More
head of this city,) is suffering with a tumor of
the stomach. He has been at Philadelphia for
some time under treatment, but was this week
removed to Asheville, where his family has been
Summering. At last accounts his condition was
low. Mr Morehead has been one of the ener
getic, live business men of the State, and, his
many friends hope for hia recovery. . , ,
tW Rev. E. M, Jordan, of the Virginia Con
ference, has been spending a few weeks in this
city, as Ihe guest of Mr C. N. G. Butt, whose
wife is Mr Jordan's sister. He has preached
some excellent sermons in the Second Presby
terian Church and Try on Street Methodist
Church, showing high culture and deep thought
1ST Cannot something be done by the officers
of the law to prevent so many people from car
rying concealed weapons. It ia said that almost
every negro on the street has a pistol or dirk
knife In his pocket; and the same is true of many
white men. It is a dangerous and disgraceful
The lazy scoundrels who lie about the
city and won't work have to steal to get some
thing to eat. They have commenced depreda
ting on the farms near the city. Col. J. M. Earn
hardt's farm, near Query's, was robbed One night
this week of potatoes, watermelons, geese, Ac
Several thieves must have been engaged in the
work. Unless more speedy 'and severe punish
ment is meted out to thieves, it may be necessa
ry for good people to organize a Vigilance Com
mittee. . , ,, ,
3J The thermometer fell to 67 s Thursday
morning quite pleasant and clear weather, . ,
The census of Bchool children in this
city (between the ages of 6 and 21 years) has
just been taken by Mr Robt. P. Davidson, The
number of white males between those ages are
728, females 762; colored males 678, females 776
total whites 1490, colored 1454 white and col
ored combined 2944 a large increase over last
year. Many negro families have come Into the
city from the surrounding country and squatted,
for the purpose of sending their children to the
Uradea school; nine-and-a-haif tenths of the ex
pense for which is paid'by white tax-payers. .
Many farmers (cotton sellers) complained
last year and the year before, of annoyance by
cotton-cutters. We have reason to believe that
it has injured the Charlotte market Cannot
some plan be devised by cotton-buyers to avoid
what is considered by country people a nuisance T
Our neighbor, the Daily Hornet, makes a sug
gestion about selling cotton which it might be
well for dealers to consider : "Would it not be
well to opea a cotton exchange at which planters
could visit daily and expose their samples
Calls might be made at ten a. m.. and two p. m
A very slight tax would sustain an exchange ot
Why do not pedestrians, when meeting
ou our sidewalks, turn always to the right,
instead of having no fixed rules to govern them.
A good many collisions and no small amount of
prancing around from side to side might be
avoided. In case of collisions either on the
streets, pavements or roads, we think there ia a
state law which imposes a penalty on the person
wagon or carriage that neglects to move to the
tW The new line for Street Cars was onened
on Monday last from the Public Square along
Uiast 1 rade street to near tne creek.
Start a new building if you want to see
how many idlers there are in the community,
The digging out of a cellar, and the laying of
tne street car tracts mrougn J.ae square, are
A sad accident happened to young Clias
McLaughlin, at the Columbia Factory in Ran
dolph county, on Tuesday last His right hand
was torn off by getting caught in some part of
the machinery. The young man is about 18
years old, a son of Mr Joseph McLaughlin of
this city, and was highly appreciated for bis
good department, industry and energy.
A Stock-Law Man Evidently. The
Murphy Bulletin says a Murphy man has
the following posted in bis field: "If any
mans or woman s cows or oxens get in
these oats, his or her tail will be cut off,
as the case may be.' I am a Christian
man and pays my taxes; but durn a man
who lets his enters run loose."
IST" A new party with "America for
Americans" as its motto has made its ap
pearance, and will figure: it is said; in the
next election. . Its projectors say it is but
a revival of the old American party which
never bas been really dead, .though with
the objectionable features of the know
nothing movement lopped , off. Genera
Master -Workman Powderly ' isaCpjomi
nent advocate of tne new idea, the . cen
tral principle of which, of course, is restric
tion of immigration.
iW Rev. T. W. Guthrie, the esteemed
Presiding Jilder of the Wilmington Dis
trict M. E. Church, is in this city, the
guest of Mr and Mrs W. W. Hodges
Mr Guthrie is here under medical treat
ment, and a host of friends wish him
speedy recovery. Wilmington Messenger.
An assault was committed on
young lady of high chsracter by a negro
man in Forsyth county last Tuesday. The
negro was arrested and taken to . Greens
boro to prevent lynching. , Great excite
ment prevails among the people of that
The trial of the Bald Knobbers
in Missouri, began yesterday. There are
about ninety-five case to be tried against
members of the organization for whipping
their neighbors, and lor other crimes com
mitted under disguises. Another ku-klux
tSIT" A gentlemsn asked a convict in a
penitentiary, "What is the charge against
you?" "O " he said, "i am the victim o
a little mistake. I borrowed a horse, to
try him, and agreed that, if be suited me,
I would buy him. He didn't suit me, so
I sold him." .
CHARLOTTE MARKET. Ancrnst 25, 18S7
Consumers of flour, generally, bny Pat
ent, Roller Flour, shipped here by Rail
roads, consequently the Country Mil
Floor has little demand say $2 to $2.25
per sack of 98 pounds.
But few bsles Cotton offered this week
best grade 10. A bale of new Cotton,
green, sold at 10 cents on Wednesday.
Corn and Meal about 70 to 71 cents per
bushel demand good; Onions 55 and 60
cents per bushel; Sweet Potatoes 55; Oats
40; Peas 15 to 80. r " ;
Chickens are so abundant on the market
that it is hardly worth while to quote
prices. Commission merchants , get all
they can for conaignmenti,but try to keep
prices too high for poor, half-grown chick
ens, v. ' ; -
In Lenoir, on the 18th inst. bv Rev. C. A.
Munroe, Mr Thomas M. Vance, (son of Hon. Z.
B. Vance) to Miss Gertrude Wheeler, daughter of
me laie jou Junius i. nneeier. i
In Rowan county, on the 11th inst, Mr A. M.
robst to Miss Maggie Kluttz. ' A l-
Prof. J. C. Meares of Raleigh, and Mlss' Patti'e
L. Allen of Jackson, Northampton county,-were
married in the latter place the 17th -instant
Near Pineville' on the 16th tostf MrarDaVieE.
Smith, aged 41 years, wife of Capt 8. W. Smith.
' At his home sear Farmington. - Davie county,
on the 8th inst, after several week's sickness.
Burgess Gaither, Esq., aged 69 years. 11a was a
man of large Intelligence, a useful citizen and
consistent member of the Methodist Church.
PEQRAH & CO., gj
.-:: - PEiTiEB , IK - M it. r-A "ft If ;
Boots, Shoes, Rubbers, Trunk?
; , : 1 And Valises;
r,(. Firtt National Bank BuUding ,
South Tston St., Charlotte; N. C.
' - . ;,.. i.iw t'f
Specialties in Hats.' v - i
The "Boss Raw Edge" Soft Hats. ; the ."Light
Weight" Bilk Hats, most approved style.
Trunks and. Valises, very superior line? a-'
Ladies' High Button Boots, Misses' High But
ton Boots, Children's High Button Bootai e 5
Leather Back Bound Slipper Soles, Latah's
Bound Slipper Soles, Porpoise Laces, Alma
Polish, Fine liutton noons, stocking tieei pro
tectors. ' ,.' .,. .'i 'iis itis.ott.
Aug, 26, 1887.
: And those about to enter ; into''
The unprecedented large sales by my House as
evidenced by Railroad receipts for shipments be
tween August 1st and 20th, of the nine hundred
(900) cases and bales of goods, show how success
fully - my . v W hoiesaia" business is. . i x et far
larger shipments would have been made- were it
not that my salesmen were prevented, by. the
heavy rains from making all the points mapped
out by me; and to all such of my old customers
1 say come to unarioiie, see my colossal, lines oi
Goods, from which you can make your selections
far more satisfactory than from sample.. And
moreover, l will retmourae you ia part and per
haps in full of your outlays." Is this not fair
and liberal on my part?,' , .
A Word to NewBeginBersr
After 83 years of close observation la business.
I am fully convinced that by . far the greatest
number of unsuccessful County Merchants is
tracable to their "first purchase.' ' How? I will
tell you. By being lured by men representing
"Northern Houses" logo there for their first
purchase, and many a one in doing so is thus vir
tually "Dusted" uerore getting, home. iWnyr
Because, , -
1. Buying iu Northern Houses ' where the
Goods kept are not selected (like mine) -to suit
this section only, the chances are that the new be
ginner will buy the most unsuitable stock for
his section; hence ha. has his shelves fall, yet
none to suit his customers, f atal mistake No. 1.
2. In the excitement and rush of Northern
Market he buys twice, perhaps thrice, as much as
he can and ought to. Fatal mistake No. 2. .
3. The injudicious and disproportionate quan
tities brought too much of some things and not
enough of others (generally the most needful)
the new beginner finds out, too late, that while he
has more Goods than he ought to have, yet must
order more Goods to help sell off the badly
bought ones, thus being loaded too heavily at
the start you can Imagine the rest. This much
and more could be said, but a word to the wise
is sufficient. . ? , - ; y v a
How to avoid all this; r .i. ij ;'- .,; '
I have now been iu business near rou I or S3
years, commenced from the stump up at a cross
road and grown up with the country, know - ex
actly what and how you ought to buy, and I
point (with just pride) to my record as a min
and merchant, and say come to me and 1 pledge
my record to take good care and protect you, and
you will say, as hundreds of others have done, I
owe my success to you. - . .
Aug.28, 1887. Charlotte, N. O.
NEW FALL GOODS H
XL. JJAnUUU o
Regulator of ton .'Prices.
Best . Inducements that can Possibly be
offered by any House in the JState, 51
I am selling Alamance at 6 cents per yard; '
! .4-4 heavy Shirting at 6 cents per yard; 1 -J' jC
.-. ;4-4 srood Bleached at 6J cents peryard;'' -M Si;
My Jeans at 25 cents per yard, has no eusl in
the South; : ?, , ,.Ui.t j 9 ,
Complete line of Fall Prints, at 4 cents
' per yard; " . ' ' J
- Complete line of Dress Goods 'at pricef' away
down.: .;; !.,,.;- ; i hoi Ituiii (
.; . - IbBAItIICEUs.i
. ! Regulator of Low Prices'.
Aug. 26, 1887.
-3 - 1 v : ' CHARLOTTE f y'
t FEMALE INSTITUTE."
- No Institute for .Young Ladies in. the. .South
has advantages superior to those offered here in
every department Collegiate, Art and Music.
Only experienced and accomplished Teachers
engaged. The building. la lighted with Gas,
warmed with the best wrought-iron Furnaces,
has Hot and Cold Water Baths,' and first-class
appointments aS a Boarding School ia -. every
respect no 8chool in the South has superior
. ' For Catalogue, with full particulars, address.
Rev., .WM. R.. ATKINSON j
. .July 22, 1897. . .lm:. f. n Charlotte, N C,
Greensboro Female j College, ,
GREENSBORO, N. C-i-" ' n r l'
The 8ixty-Fif th Session of this weft equipped
and prosperous Bchool will begin on the 24th of
August, 1887. Faculty able, accomplished and
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' Special advantages offered in the Departments
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June 24. 1887. 2m : ( ,: President.
Opens its 15th Session on ti AstofBept
1 For Circulars call upon R. E. Ccnranef Es,'
No. 7, Tryon street. : ': ' - 1 - j
W. A! BARRIER,"-
- .: t Principal;
Aug. 5.1887. tf
PIEDMONT , SEMINlOTV"
Lincolnton, Lincoln Co.; N. C
A School for both sexes. Wide awake and tip'
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success of our pupils our best advertisement.;
Location healthy. Of easy access by Railroad.,
Next session begins the last Wednesday in
August, 1887. ' - ''
W A want rrm tn bm 05inlr 'PIamu'. MIt
for one to. w ? ' r i "nnV
" D. MATT, THOMPSON, f
Joly29.,1887. . t6w , J'riqclpsV
Raleigh, N. O.
The Fall Session commences en the first Wed
cesday in September (6th day) and ends the, first
Wednesday in June, 1833. "t ' ;
Every department of instruction filled byex- -perienced
and accomplished Teachers. ; -
Building, the largest and ' most thoroughly
equipped in the State.' Heated by Steam, i
Study Hall lighted by Electricity, t v u I
, Special rates for. two, or more,; front same'
family. :, f . ; .f. , ,.r ,., ...'. -, .
For Circulars and Catalogue, address - .
Y ' " jRkR.'BURWELSON,
r July 8, 1887.' v 2m' ' . IUJefchN. 0,.