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CHARLOTTE. N. O.
The Farmers' Meeting.
A meet id of farmers was held in Char
lotte on Tuesday. A resolutiou was
passed that the proceedings be published
in the Charlotte papers, but as we have
not been fnraished a copy of the proceed
ings by any officer of the meeting, we
have to rely on the report made by a re
porter of the Daily Chronicle :
The meeting resulted in the organiza
tion of two societies, one a County Farm
ers' Club, and the other a secret organiza
tion to be known as the Farmers' Alliance.
Mr J. D. Renfrow presided over the meet
ing called to organize the club, and Mr F.
S. Neal was made Secretary.
Mr Elliott of Texas, representing the
Farmers' National Alliance, was introduc
ed to the meeting, and made an address
on the organization and workings of that
body. Col. L. L. Polk,; editor of the
Progressive Farmer, addressed the Club
in the interest of (arming. The meeting
then went into a permanent organization,
which resulted in the election of N. Gib
bon, President; J. T. Renfrow, Vice
President; F. S. Neal, Secretary and
The following were elected to serve as
an executive committee: E. J. Funder
burk of Morning Star, E. W. Lyle of
Crab Orchard, S. II. MoCall of Derita, J.
E. Lemmond of Clear Creek.
The County Club decided to meet at
Hickory Grove Churcb, on the 2d Satur
day in October. The following were ap
pointed to draft resolutions and by-laws
for the County Club : C. B. Cross, F. S.
Neal and J. M. Caldwell.
It was moved and carried that all the
Charlotte newspapers be requested to
publish all the summary cotton markets
in order to keep the farmers posted as to
where to obtain the beBt prices, and also
that the proceedings of this meeting be
published in the county papers and the
A resolution to join issue and have a
Farmers' Institute in this city the first
week in November was laid on the table.
Immediately after this meeting ad
journed, the farmers held a meeting with
closed doors, and organized the Farmers'
Allianoe. A Chronicle reporter rapped
for admittance, but aa he was unable to
give either the grip or the pass word, he
had to stand out in the rain. The Al
liance, we learn, was organized with 13
members, and elected officers as follows :
President, N. Gibbon; Lecturer, S. B.
Alexander; Assistant Lecturer, Robt. E.
MoDonald; Secretary, F. S. Neel; Treas
urer, E. W. Lylee; Chaplain, Milton Cald
well. COMM ONIC ATED.
Marl as a Fertilizer.
Charlotte, Sept. 26. 1887.
Messrt. Editor About the year 1866 I or
dered for a farmer of Mecklenburg two tons of
Blue Shell Marl, which was applied to ten acres
of very poor broom-sedge lands, and which
proved to be a very valuable fertilizer, as to this
day the land shows the effect of the Marl.
In 1884 1 purchased the Marl Pitts and the
lands that contained them as soon as I found
they were for sale, hoping to introduce it as the
common fertilizer of our section. With much
expense and trouble, I have made suitable rates
to deliver it at every Railroad depot in North
and South Carolina.
From many farmers I have certificates show
ing the value of my Marl to a good farmer, as
proved by their using it on products or all kinds
and under their individual supervision.
You. like myself, for over a quarter of a cen
tury, have been interested in the welfare of our
farmers, and 1 will therefore ask you to call tLe
attention of the readers of the Democrat to this
Marl, and in doing so I can safely insure that
you will benefit greatly all that will try it, and
that it is now the cheapest and most permanent
fertilizer sold the public, it is benehcial to all
kinds of soil, either in cold, rainy seasons, or in
To those doubtful of the effect of my Marl, I
will sell in smail quantities, so as to test it on
such poor soil as they wish to try it with.
To Farmers' Clubs I will make liberal deduc
tions for large purchases and I can deliver it in
10-ton car loads at most Depots in North Caro
lina at $7.50 per ton in bulk.
I can furnish any party desirous of seeing my
Book of Certificates, showing the value of the
Marl as used by many farmers.
To those who desire to change their home in
the State, I have also for saie 25,000 acres of
Ijand divided into farms and timbered tracts,
that I can sell at from $2 to $3 per acre, accord
ing to improvements.
Parties desiring to purchase Land or Marl can
have one of my Certificate-Books by addressing
me at Charlotte, N.c. j.y.ukycjs.
Jurors for Federal Court at Statesville.
Following is a list of jurors for the
fall term of the Federal Court, which
convenes in Statesville on the third
Monday in October :
Davie County Wm F Furches, W F
MoMahon and Gideon Howell.
Alexander County Jacob Lentz,
Thomas Barnes, William Watts, Newton
Beokham and A, C Mcintosh.
Iredell County Ed M Young, Joseph
Cornelius, A B Compton, Wm Clark, T
W JobnBon, W A Blaylock, O M Connelly,
Hardy Vernon, James Harris, Frauic
Parks, col., Ilufus Adams, J. M. Shaver,
Perry Tomlinson, S ASharpe, Wm Mur
dock, II J C Chambers, col.
Catawba County J W Wilkie, James
Keever, J II Sherrill and D W Uamseur.
Wilkes County C C Ferguson, Jas II
McCann, Abram Brown, Joseph Wright.
Rowan County Wm L Parker, U J
Holmes, Daniel Penninger, Andrew Shu
ping, Alexander Sloop.
Burke County T D Wakefield, James
Brittain, David Cook, Lawson A Taylor.
Caldwell County Elkanah Flowers,
William Setzer, Edmund Stallings, F P
McDowell County William M MoCall,
Jr., Noah Souther, W II Bobbitt and
Yadkin County Sam'lC Welch, Henry
Shores, Franklin George. Doak Q Nicks,
Alfred Hamptoo.S S Arnold. Statesville
1 - -
l-The causa of higher education in
North Carolina Buffers loss by the tempo
rary retirement of Dr. L. McKiunon,
President of Davidson College. His rec
ord as Chaplain of the 36th N. C. Regi
ment, during the late war, and afterwards
niltnr at Plinlnn fllok.. . r..
aw " vil VJi VStlDWlV aUU V VU
cord in this State, and Columbia, S. C,
created high hopes of his administration
when called to the presidency. These
hopes were being more .than justified
when his health showed sign of breaking
down. In June of this year be tendered
uio iwjjuitivu, uui mo xi unices uecuneu
' to AAAftnt it. nA nravn him o (nr'Annk V
fit ra!f.n.liAn lv.ft 4 L rT . 3 1 1
1 w UtlU I tUllUUgU U1
twelve months instead. He is now at the
J home of his brother-in-law, T. J. Lee, Esq.,
lor the winter. It is hoped that a tempo
rary release fror the cares of administra
tion and a sojourn in the mild climate of,
Sampson, will enable him to resume his'
work next year. His oollege is prospering:
120 students, and f 115,000 of endowment.
JZaleigh Biblical Recorder.
Correspondence of Wilmington Messenger.
Judge Walter Clark was asked whether
crime was increasing or diminishing in
the State. His reply was that in some
counties it had decreased to a notable ex
tent, while in others it had increased. It
appears to be quite certain that in three
years past there has been a great de
crease in the number of murders and
It is said that attorneys were in con
ference here in an attempt to make peace
between the parties to a proposed divorce
case in Wake. The parties are Raleigh
people, and the suit will be a notable one,
the morning paper hints. Happily such
reflections are rare in this section, as in
deed they are in the State. Not over
two or three divorce" a year are granted
in the State, on an average.
Among the interesting curiosities in the
collection bf Confederate relics which will
be displayed as soon as quarters are se
cured, are a pair of camp candle-sticks
which were in the tent of President Jeffer
son Davis at the time of his capture.
They were used by him during the Mexi
can war, when he commanded the famous
Mississippi Rifles. Other curiosities are
North Carolina made rifles, bayonets and
sword, hard-tack, parched corn from
Point Lookout prison, bullet-moulds,
samples of clothing and under-clothing,
If Wilmington makes an effort can it
not get a great deal . of cotton from the
Raleigh market. Now is the time to
make a strike in that direction. Cotton
is now all being shipped by way of
Greensboro. None is going via Norfolk
owing to the railway boycott. Can VVil
mington afford cheap rates for Raleigh
cotton shipped to Liverpool ? Has it the
steamship facilities? One season a great
deal of cotton went that way. Cannot
our Noith Carolina port be built op?
Men here are talking about these matters.
They say that heretofore they have been
unable to get the desired facilities at Wil
mington. The matter is welf" worthy of
careful attention and of action as well.
N. C. Delegates to National Convention
of farmers. Gov. Scales was invited by
the managers to appoint delegates to the
National Convention of Farmers to be
held in Chicagoon Nov. 10, 11 and 12.
The Governor has appointed two dele
gates from the State at large and one
from eaoh Congressional district, as fol
lows : State at large, Col Thomas M Holt,
of Alamance; Capt S B Alexander of
Mecklenburg. First Congressional Dis
trict, Henry Wahab, of Middleton ; Sec
ond, Elias Carr, Jr., of Old Sparta;
Third, Daniel MoN. McKoy, of Averas
boro ; Fourth, A Mclver, of Oaks ; Fifth,
DrWA Lasb, of Walnnt Cove; Sixth,
W II Smith, of Anson ville; Seventh, Prof
J D Hodges, of Jerusalem; Eighth, Charles
Cook, of Ore Knob ; Ninth, J F Wells, of
Delegates to the Southern Forestry Con
vention. The Governor has appointed
the following gentlemen to compose the
North Carolina delegation to the South
ern Forestry Convention to be held at
Hunt8ville, Alabama, Oct. 26th : A. B.
Chapin, Aurora; Dr. R. II. .Lewis, Ral
eigh; Capt. Hugh Leach, Carthage; A. C.
Dunn, Wake Forest; II. E. Fries, Salem;
W. J. Yates, Charlotte; Theo. F. Kluttz,
Salisbury; J. M. Connelly, Connelly's
Springs; Capt. Nat. Atkinson, Asheville.
Negroes causing Trouble in Texas.
Houston, Texas, Sept. 26. Word was
brought in last evening that an insurrec
tion wasimminent among the blacks at
Matagorda. The sheriff of Matagorda
county sent a courier to Sheriff Hickley,
of Brazoria county, asking for immediate
assistance to put down the insurrection.
The courier states that over 2,000 negroes
were under arms in Matagorda and that
the excitement among the whites was
very great. The trouble arose over an at
tempt of a colored constable to arrest a
white man who resided on Caney Creek.
The constable was found dead, lying iu
the water of the creek, and the negroes
believe that he was murdered by white
men of the vicinity because he had a war
rant for one of their number. Later re
ports last night etated that Sheriff Hiokey
had raised a posse of fifty mounted white
men and started for Matagorda, while the
sheriff of Matagorda county was en route
to the scene of the trouble with one hun
dred men. At noon to-day an alarming
report reached this city that tha Sheriff's
forces have arrived and active hostilities
begun. The negroes have been largely
reinforced. The Houston Light Guards
have just reeeived orders to leave on a
special train for the town of Columbia,
The North Carolina Summer Resort.
The recent purchasers of the Atlantic
hotel at Morehead met in this city in the
office of tbtir attorneys, Messrs. Fuller
and Snow. The members, Dr. G. W.
Blacknall, Messrs. J. S. Carr, W. W. Ful
ler, Thomas J. Gardiner, Alpheus Branch
and Ashley Home, formed themselves
into a corporation according to the laws
of North Carolina, with a capital stock of
$50,000, divided. into shares of $100 each.
J. S. Carr, Esq., was elected President
of the company, Ashley Home, Esq., of
Clayton, was elected Secretary and Treas
urer, and all the purchasers were made
directors. Much routine business was
transacted, all looking to the most thor
ough and necessary improvements of the
property. After perfecting the organiza
tion the directors adjourned to meet again
at the Atlantic Hotel, in Morehead City,
on the 2 1st instaut.
They propose, wiih competent assist
ance, to determine what may be necessary
to put the property in such condition as
will make it a first-class summer resort.
There was entire unanimity on this point.:
that no expense should be spared which
was necessary to make the Atlantic Hotel
by next season a place of which every
North Carolinian may be justly proud,
and which shall rank it along with the
most favored and most popular of the sea
side resorts of tho whole country. Ra
25!f A Wilkes county lawyer tells a
correspondent of the Wilmington Messen
ger a joke which is too good to be lost.
A Wilkes man attended court at States
ville. Several larceny and bigamy cases
were on the docket, and those names were
most frequently used. Upon the return
of the Wilkes man home, he found that
his wife bad presented him with twins,
both girls. The joyous father said to bis
wife: "I heard two mighty fiue names for
gals while I was over to Statesville, and
let's give them names to these children."
"What are the names ?" asked the wife.
"Lar Ceny and Big Amy' said the papa.
The names were at once agreed upon.
Ia Regard to North Carolina Farmers.
The farmers of the State are in a more
prosperous condition than they' have been
in a quarter of a century before.
They are becoming more and , more
aroused to a proper sense of their duty,
not only to themselves and those depend
ent upon them, but to their neighbors
and to their State. Broader and more
genuine patriotism characterizes the more
progressive element. They realize the
fact that no man can live to himself alone,
but that his influence is for good or evil
over those with whom he comes in contact.
It is the observation of the writer that
a large number of farmers throughout the
State have decided to live from' this time
forth more upon their farms i. e.t to pro
duoe iheir own of whatever nature. This
is indicative of great good, and is the pre
cursor of better times in the future. When
the true system of successful farming is
generally adopted, by whioh I mean the
system of home production for everything
used and consumed on the farm, and when
farmers conform in their operations to the
intensive system in agriculture, then they
may be said to be on the high road to pros
perity. There is no such word as "fail,"
where such farming is practiced ; such
efforts are crowned only by success.
How to successfully grow cotton is a
question that is receiving more attention
among farmers than at any other period
of the history of the State. Dairies are
springing np ail over the country. Silos
are being constructed and filled with en
silage. These things mean something.
Better crops, better butter, more home
made manures, which is equivalent to bet
ter living and larger profits for ihe fir
mer. The increase iu the cultivation of
clover and grasses is also encouraging.
One significant fact connected with dairy
ing is noticeable, and that is that no one
engaged in the business is dissatisfied
with the results. . All seem to be pros
pering. I take this opportunity to suggest to
the farmers of the State, and urge them to
utilize every possible means to increase
the supply of meat, and especially pork.
It will be scarce the coming year, and the
price will be increased in proportion. The
great droughts whioh have been raging
in the Northwest lor months have cut off
the feed-supply of the porkers, so that
there will be a diminution in the supply of
meat from that source. The farmers of
the State should turq over a new Iraf in
this respect. They should go back lo
raising hogs, and sheep and cattle. It is
true economy to do so. No farm is com
plete without stock. Begin now, by gel
ting a calf or some pigs, if more cannot be
gotten at once, and make a -start. There
is an abundance of corn this year, and
many a shoat is running at large that
could be converted ' into 100 or more
pounds of wholesome meat by the close of
the year. Lose no more time, but get
them into pen. John Robinson.
Commissioner of Agriculture.
fJ. C. Pensioners.
Mostly ATeqroes$ Tories and Buffaloes of
the late war.
The Washington correspondent .of the States
ville Landmark writes as follows about pension
ers and other matters :
"North Carolina ha on the pension rolls
iu the pension offie 1,226 pensioners. The
total amount paid out. to these is $29,
994.50. Among the counties which con
tain a large amount of pensioners are:
Mitchell 77, Brunswick S3, Carteret 25,
Wake 35, Craven 71, Buncombe 53, Hen
derson 25, Madison 60, Watauga 17,
Wilkes 34, Yancey 29, Iredell 9. The
Commissioner of Pension 8, Gen. Black, in
his annual report just issued gives a
sketch of the progress of a case through
the Pension Bureau. He makes it very
clear that the employment of a Pension
Attorney by a person who is honestly en
titled to a pension, is a useless and un
necessary expense. Any plainly written
letter giviug a plain statement of the pen
sioner's case will receive prompt attention
at the Pension Office and his claim will
be accorded hua without the mediation of
Very little has yet been dojje for JJorJh Caro
lina Mexican-war pensioners J
During this month important changes
in the personnel of some of the revenue
agents whose jurisdiction extends over
North Carolina will be made.
The time for the redemption of the
trade dollar expired on the 3d inst. The
total amount received for redemption was
7,700,649, of which amount $546,613
have beeti coined into dimes.
Ex-ongressman J. W. Reid was seen
in this city by several of his friends last
The Statk's Exhibits Aboa. Mr.
J. T. Patrick has received letters from
Mr. Arthur Arrington, who is in charge
of a fine exhibit ot the State's resources at
Potsdam, N. Y., and from Judge C. C.
Pool, in charge of one in Ohio. Mr. Ar
rington writes that the central portion of
the main exhibition building has been as
signed to the North Carolina exhibit and
that it U creating a sensation and much
interest among the many people who are
at the Potsdam fair. Judge Pool writes
that the Jefferson, Ohio, people are de
lighted with the exhibit sent there. The
great resources of the "Old North State'
are producing a favorable impression on
every body.-?-Raleigh Observer.
IW Secretary Whitney, of the JJ. S.
Navy, is pleased with the result of the dy
namite gun experiment. He said : "The
experiment was most successful, 'Seeing
is believing,' and J wished to sea some
thing actually done. J. have been Incred
ulous, bat I confess that I was greatly im
pressed with the power of the explosion.
The vessel was lifted np. bodily and then
went out of sight instantly. The resist
ance of that target was evidently no meas
ure of the power of the projefitjle. jit
demonstrated this, that they can lodge
dye a mite in destructive quantities a mile
and a quarter off with considerable accu
racy, and it is a matter of detail merely to
increase the range ol the gun and the
quantity of the explosive so as to render
it capable of destroying the strongest
iron clads. It avoids the present .contest
between torpedoes and machine guns.
i3T It is said that Senator Vance is to
go to Ohio to take part in tfce campaign
there. IfourZeb gets hold of Porakejr
he will be considerably less than one-acre
by the time Vance is through with him.
We acknowledge this to be a poor pun,
and somewhat of a chestnut, bat still it
expresses our idea and we therefore ven
ture to use it. We have no resDect For-a-
c u r. Goldsboro Argus.
iir Out of twenty young men who
competed for a West Point cadetship at
Westfield, Mass., ten were rejected bf the
physicians because they had the "tobacco
heart," brought on by cigarette amok-
wig. J. hey were unfit for Army service.
gcmacxiit, UuvlctU, &
Let us Apply the Boycott.
By W. W. Wing, M. D., Mayor of Weaverville,
In these times when there ia s rage for
speculation and wealth, no matter how
obtained, whether by wrecking a railroad
and robbing the innocent stockholders, or
making a corner on the prime necessities
of life; by the adulterations of food in a
thousand and one ways known to the an
scrupulous, conscienceless speculators, or
by watering stocks, the question arises
whether there is no way either-by law or
joint and voluntary association of tha peo
ple that a . remedy may be . secured and
these stupendous abuses abated. It is an
old and trite saying that that which is
everybody's business is nobody's business,
and these robberies are permitted purely
from inaction of the people. We know
that the people of the United States are
unnecessarily taxed seventeen millions of
dollars aunually on the kerosene that is
used, by a combination made by the
Standard Oil Compaoy. We have heard
this time and again from such men as
Judge Black, Hon. Wm. Windom, late
Secretary of the United States Treasury,
and many other eminent men, yet no ef
fort has been made lo remedy the robbery.
We know that nearly, if not quite, all the
sugar sold is heavily adulterated with
glucose and barytes. The syrup on sale
is made from potato starch and sulphuric
acid yes, 80 per cent, of all that is sold.
Yet who cortfplains? Sophistication is
the order of the day. But what I desired
to say when I commenced this letter is
that in all attempts to make a oorner by
speculation the people have a way of head
ing them off an ! bringing them to grief,
and it is this boycott the article instant
ly it goes above a normal price. Let me
instance an attempt at a oorner in coffee.
Several gentlemen frutn Brazil came to
New York and there formed a syndicate
to speculate in coffee. All at once the
people in the country were informed that
the crop was short and that the preceding
crops had been short, and that all the re
serve stock had been used. This was
iterated and reiterated the papers were
full of it. The syndicate bad secured con
trol of the crop on hand at the commercial
ceulers, and to do this the speculators bad
to put up large cash margins which neces
sitated large loans from the banks. The
speculation was overdone the greatly en
hanced price restricted consumption. The
speculators could not unload and they
came to grief. Instead of there being a
deficit in the coffee crop, it is a well kno wn
fact that in Brazil alone the coffee crop
was 500,000 sacks in excess of the previous
year. The coffee-raising area is annually
being enlarged all over the world. I can
not Btate the coffee imports annually, as I
have no report of the Secretary of the
Treasury at hand to refer to, but I fully
believe that it would have been utterly
impossible for the coffee speculators to
have sustained their corner ten days had
the people ooly boycotted the article a
single week. So far as corners in provis
ions, sugar and coffee are concerned the
people have the remedy in their own
bands. Whenever anything advances to
an unusual piice apply the boycott and
ruin the speculators. There is no reason
why Rio coffee should exceed 10 cents per
pound. If the press of the country can
induce the people to forego its nse for one
week it will come down to that point.
Each one of your counties should have an
expert with authority to visit all places
where provisions are sold with the pqwer
to examine and condemn. You should
have a law making it a misdemeanor for
any banking officer or a fiduciary to spec
ulate in stocks or engage in games of haz
ard while acting ju such capaoity. J need
not at this time argue the necessity of
such laws, as it will be patent to the eom
pretension of your readers. The fiduciary
who holds in trust the property of widows
and orphans should sign the same kind of
oath to be kept on file in court. The in
terest of the confiding and helpless should
be hedged in by the most stringent laws.
How, my friend this is a good platform
for you. Go ahead and you will win.
The Equinoctial Tradjtfon.
The United States Sergeant in charge
the Signal Service Observatory in Phila
delphia is reported to have spoken on
Thursday of last week as follows:
"The popular belief in equinoctial
storms is misplaced confidence in a myth.
We have storms in every part ot the year
just as they occur sometimes at the equi
noctial juncture, and in old traditibns
they have name's to designate them just
the same as what are generally spoken ot as
the equinoxes. It does not always rain on
the 2 1st or 22d ot September any more lhau
it does on 4th of July, but frequently oc
curs at both periods. People remember
it because their attention happens to be
drawn to .these particular occasions, and
they take more notice of it than they
would at another time. At this season of
the year we look for rain more -or less.
We know that it is apt lo raio. But it
may rain earlier or later lhan the 21st of
September, so that the old equinoctial
.theory won't hold water. The sun can
cross the line oo its journey south without
rain occurring at that juncture or for some
time before or after. It is like forecasting
the weather by the phazes of the moon.v
J-ff The New York police have ust
traced the commission of a burglary to
four criminals whose cases ought to excite
the interest of the Prison Reform Associa
tion. One of them is thirty yeayi old and
has served six terms of imprisonment, be
ginning at fourteen. Another has served
at least one term in Sing Sing, and other
terms in two other States. A third has
served three terms iu the prisons of South
Caroliua, and a iourtb has been imprison
ed in Maryland, ?eungyjya.nia and ,Qhio.
Ofoourse, the individual instances jq grime
migh,t be multiplied and eve,n surpassed,
but it is not often that the police come
upon such a gang of veterans.
Georgia is resolved not to have
mixed schools at the expense of white tax
payers. There will be no more po-educa-tion
of the races at public expense in tha&
State. The new bill is strong enough.
Sections 2 and 3 read as follows:
"e, . Be it further enacted. That
any .school, .cojlegs or educational institu
tion or teacher, manager comptroller
thereof, who shall violate the provisions
of the preceding section, shall 'not be en
titled to participation, directly ' or ' indi
rectly, in the distribution Gf aty public
funds now appropriated or hereafter to be
appropriated for educational purpoaps.
Sec 3. Be it further enacted by the
authority aforesaid, that no person who
hereafter becomes a pupil in any college,
school or educational, institution where
co-education of the races is permitted or
allowed, shall thereafter be competent to
teach in any school, college or educa
tional institution of the State that is sup
ported in whole or in part by the publio
inuds of the State,''
tW Rev. Dr. H. T. Hudson's friend
(and they are legion) will be delighted to
hear of his early and complete mental and
physical restoration. He has spent sev
eral days in Morganton and Dr. Murphy
-it i . i
says ne win Boon oe aoie to leave me asy
lum a sound and sane man. Shelby
Got. Scales has accepted an invi
tation to be present at the Catawba coun
ty fair, which will beheld at Hickory on
Nine wagon loads of dried peaches
in a body, belonging to J. T. Ferguson,
merchant, of Wilkesboro, were sold here
last week at from 14 to 17 cents per
pound to Col. W. A. Eliason. Averaging
1,000 lbs. to a wagon at 15a per pound
Mr. Ferguson realized about $1,350 for
his pie material. Statesville Landmark.
Z3& A mass-meeting in the interest of
Trinity College will be held at Harrison's
churcb, on the Pineville circuit, on Satur
day, October 15lb. Addresses will be de
livered by Bishop Key and Rev. J. F.
Crowell, President of the College. A
mass-meeting in the interest of Trinity
will also be held at Norwood, Stauly
county, on the 29th and 30th of October,
which will be addressed by President
Crowell and Rev. W. H. Bobbin.
tlf A cross tie was plaoed on the
track of the Western road in the vicinity
of Elmwood, on Saturday night, no doubt
for the purpose ol wrecking a freight
train. Fortuuately the tie was thrown
from the track by the cow catcher and no
damage was done. Lynch law would be
altogether too humane for the punishment
of the party who could be guilty of such a
crime. The railroad authorities should
engage the services of a few frontier In
dians, of the old lime type, to deal with
this class of would-be murderers. Salis
Yea, and ban? the scoundrels as soon as
Gov. Scales has sent to the Clerk
of the Superior Court of Lincoln county,
the following list of Justices of the Peace
appointed for Lincoln county : J. A.
Nixon, A: G. Harrell, II. J. Crooks and
P. B. Bess.
tdEH- Mr. Frank Dixon, who graduated
with honor at the N. C. University last
year, has decided to enter the ministry,
lie is the oo ol Rev. Tbos. Dixon, Sr., of
Cleveland couuty, aud a brother ot Rev.
A. C. Dixon, of Baltimore, and Rev. Thos.
Dixon, Jr., of Raleigh. It is a preaching
family, and a family of rare talent.
Kegf The R. R. debt and coupons in
Cleveland and Rutherford will not be lev
ied this year and will remain unpaid until
the courts decide upon the validity of the
election and bonds. Rutherford county
commissioners after consulting with their
counsel, did not levy any tax, and the in
junction of Judge McRae has stopped
the levy in Cleveland. So this question
is for the courts to decide. How it will
decide we know not. Shelby Aurora.
t3T" Commissioner of Agriculture Rob
inson takes a right view ol agriculture in
this Stale. He taye the farmers are now
more prosperous than iu a quarter ol a
century. They are paying attention to
intensive farming, home-made manure,
to produoing their own supplies, to more
careful ootton cultivation, to ensilage and
dairy matters, to clover and the grasses.
All these new steps pay well. He urges
the farmers o raise their own meat and
guard against scarcity and high prices.
He is a thoroughly sensible man ot that
there can be no doubt. He has done a
great deal to popularize the Department
of Agriculture with the farmers who uuce
felt so far remoyed from it.
Tro new banks were organized in
Durham last week. One named the Dur
ham Savings Bnk and Trust Company,
was organized with a capital ol 120,000.
Tbto Directors are Messrs J S Carr, E J
Parish, T L Paey, W H Rogers, G W
Watts, W W Fuller, M A Angier, Dr A
G Carr, and S F Tomlinson.
On the next day, the National Bank of
Durham was organized with a capital
stock of $100,000. The Directors are
Messrs A H Stokes, W W Fuller, T D
Jones,' C S Bryan, E J Parish, J W Walk
er, II N Snow, Jas A Bryan, G vv Watts
and J S Carr. The Directors held a meet
ing and elected the following officers: J
5 Carr, President j Led D Heartt, Cash
ier; Chas Jordan, Teller: (JJias Bryau
Univbesity Address Hon Alfred M.
Waddell, a graduate of the class of 1853,
by invitation of the faculty, will deliver
an address at the University on the even
ing ol October 8th on "America before
Columbus." By invitation of the Shakes
peare Club he will speak on the evening
of the 10th on "Shakespeare's ' fjegal
Appointment of Subgeon General.
The Governor has' appointed Dr.' Hubert
Haywood, of Raleigh, Surgeon-General of
the Nt.rth Carolina State Guard, vice Dr.
Eugene Gr'usom, resigned. Dr. Haywocd
has beeu for some years First Aseintant
Surneod General, and his prompt and able
discharge of all duties of that office did
not permit a thought of the appointment
of any one else as urgeon-Genejil ia case
of vacancy of that position until ofirered to
AUT 'Mr. W. J. Hicks, warden of the
penitentiary, says there are now . 1,356
convicts in the State. Of this number
273 are on the Western North Carolina
railway, 257 on the Cape Fear & Yadkin
Valley railway, 169 on the Mt. Airy ex
tension of that line, 155 on the Georgia
6 .Carolina road (from Atlanta to Mon
roe), 50 oii the Carthage railway, 91 on
the Hyde county turnpike, and 361 in the
penitentiary and on the two farms which
Rep orts from the Person and
Caswell tobacco district are to the effect
that the quality of the new crop is better
than in several years The leaf is large
and oily, and the color is remarkably fine.
IP Mr. Frauk Fuller, eon of T. C.
Fuller, Esq., of Raleigb, bas been offered a
position as assistant jn the department of
Lithologv. Geoloerv. and Minralln iX
Smithsonian Institute, Washington. Mr.
rranx oarrett, son ot Kev. R. G. Barrett,
bas been promoted to a $1,400' clerkship
in the First Auditor? Q$oe. The news
papers say that & oth these places were se
cured through "the courtesy and kindly
office of Senator Ransom."
Mr. John Pleasants 'of P
county, bas ffjfe whflta Joye an$ bravery
recall the days of ctjvalry, wen a lady
sucked the poison from her hnahmd'a r.
row-wound. . Mr. Pleasants was bitten on
the wrist by a highland moccasin, a dead
ly serpent. His beroio wife, placing ber
lips to the wound, sucked nearlv ll tha
poison oat, and no doubt saved her has-
Navigation on the Yadkin River.
Capt. W. H. Bixby. U. S. Engineer in
charge ol river and harbor improvements
in this Slate and Soutn uaroiina, return
ed to bis office in Wilmington last Sat
urday to New river (the npper Kanawha)
iu West Virginia. ' The object of his visit
was to make examination of the method
of running pole-boats and steamboats on
mountain streams, where the fall is two
to four feet in shoots of about two hun
dred and fifty feet, to see what modifica
tions should be made on the Yadkin in
order to open that river to similar naviga
tion above Salisbury. He ascertained
that the work could be accomplished wi'h
less difficulty on the Yadkin than was en
countered on New river.
Lieut. Taylor, of the U. S. Engineer
Corp?, Capt. Bixby's assistant, spent four
weeks on the Yadkin, and has also return
ed. He was engaged superintending : the
work of opening a channel-way for light
draught boats on that river, through
Peebles and Hartley's mill dams, so aa to
make . navigation practicable from . the
railroad bridge near Salisbury, to a point
about thirty miles above that place. From
thence the channel will be opened to Beat
tie's Ferry, ten miles further, thus giving
steamboat navigation, from the railroad
bridge across the Yadkin about six miles
from Salisbury, some forty mile. Par
ties already contemplate building a steam
boat to navigate these water?. Wilming
ton Star. -
A venerable and accomplished
lady repealed to us a few days ao two
pretty little charades which were com
posed by Judge Walker Auderson over a
half cemury ag . Judge Andereon was a
nephew of Duncan Cameron, a native of
Hillsboro, and a graduate of the Uni
versity ol North Carolina in 1819. He
was a mau of fiue literary culture and
polished manners. He was for several
years Professor of Natural Philosophy in
the University. He married the sister of
Dr. F. L. Hawks. He removed to Florida
and rose to. eminence. Those charades
have never before appeared in print, and
have been preserved only in the memory
of one person. The first was addressed
to a youug lady :
My second you are, my first you would be,
'Tis a wish you fondly have nursed ;
But be not so sad, for my whole you shall
In due lime to make you my first.
My first, 'tis said, was once my second
But now 'd-i not the same;
My second soon will be my first,
And blush to take its name.
My whole is often seen to deck
The bosom of the fair,
But like the hopes of youthful love
As oft may wither there.
Closing Out Sale.
ELIAS J& COHEN
Intend making a change in their present busi
ness on the 1st of January next, and will offer
To purchasers, either at Wholesale or Retail,
as the Stock must be sold and Store vacated by
Our Stock is full in many lines of this Fall's
purchases, and Wholesale buyers will rind lots
of Goods that they can buy 20 per cent less than
in the Northern markets.
There is no humbug in this sale, and all re
maining on band, with the Store fixtures, will be
closed out at auction at the time specified.
Buyers will do well to examine our Goods and
All persons indebted to us must make im
mediate payment. Longer indulgence cannot be
We are selling Agents far Clifton, Foxhajl &
Glendale Sheetings; Shirtings and Drills. Orders
f-fjL f. iai.ua uucu at iuwcBi.inarii.ei prices.
ELIAS & COHEN.
Sept. 23. 1897. -
We have the Agency for the Superior Grain
Drill, and have a supply of thtm on hr.nd. It is
the leading Drill ia all grain section?, and as its
name implies the Superior to-others. Examine
the Superior before buying.
This is the season to buy a
Corbin Disc Harrow.
No Implement equal to it for pulverizing and
preparing rough Land. Sold on its own merits.
A supply of the STANDARD TENNESSEE
WAGONS. Fine and medium '
And other Vehicles.
A full Hoe of the best "Turning Plows, Thomas
Harrows and other Implements. '
Choice new and fresh Clover and other
Grass Seeds, '
Seed Rye, Winter Oats, &c. Fine Seed Wheat
We propose to meet low prices on like qnalitv
We carry a general line of Implements,
Wagons, Hp.cfes, Buggies and everything belong
ing to our line.
J. Q. 8HANNON HOUSE & CO ,
Sept. 16, 1837. Charlotte, N. C,
PAY DP YOUR DEBTS.
I respectfully notify all persons indebted to
me, by Note or Account, that I need the money,
and sball expect them t Jje paid this year, a? 1
am closing up my business. If not paid, the
Notes and Accounts will be placed, in the hands
of an officer for collection. Respectfully, '
" JfMES F. JOHNSTON-
P. S I am selling out my gtopk at cost, and
invite"all persons wishing Goods' fn toy line to
call and examine them, and'get bargain's. ' '
J. F. J., College street.
Charlotte, Sept. 9, 1887. 4w
LARGEST AND BEST
gTOCR OF DRESS GOODS
Fine stock of newest Trimmings, elegant lines
of Hosiery, Gloves, Ribbons, Jerseys, Cloaks,
Shawls and everything to be found in a Dry
Goods House. Lowest prices in
Shirtiogs, Flannels and all Domestics. Full
f lock Eiktn Blankets, Yarns and Socks.
fif We will save you money.
North Carolina, Mecklenarc County.'
John H. Davis and Frank' T. Davis, Plaintiffs,
agaimt Jas. R. Davis and Thomas Davis, an
The non-resident defenifcnta in this action,
James R Davis and Thomas Davis, afo hereby
notified that the plaintifls above menliohed, have
beenn an action entitled
Clerk of the Superior Court for said county, the
w nuivu i8 iu sen i or t artiuon certain
lenuants aa tenanta in rniHmnn wuv. v i.i
tiffs. The said defendants' are therefore 'required
to appear and answer or demur to the petition
of the rjlaintiffa. this H fitari tn ii.. w..
Court, on or before the 18th day of
October. A. D. 18ft7. nr h'Al.!i!fK. 7:..
Judgment for thn rpliof nr.v n. T ?
y . r ' ucreiu. ana
a?k L?? Q"L8ttia cton- This the
l .Jtyicuiucr, loot.
Count?6 P'10' Court r,or Mecklenburg
State aforesiid. anrl K Kti h,. a!
. " tJJ IUC US-
Comparati?e Cotton Statement!
The following is the comparative V
statement for the week ending Sept,!
Net receipts at all U. S. ports, 187,543
Total receipts to date, 414,147
Exports for the week, 57,447
Total exports to date, 124,418 '
Stock at all U. S. ports, 295,810
Stock at all interior towns, 39,114
Stock in Liverpool, 411,000
Stock of American afloat for
. Great Britain, - 76,000
Total Receipts at all American t
, . since SepUlat,: 1887. )
The following are the total net reJ
of ootton at all United States sei.J!
since September 1st, 1887 i ' Ga!
81,350 bales, New Orleans 73,558, M
13,806, Savannah 111,467, Wilmingtot
406, Charleston 63,627, Norfolk 21'
Brunswick 4,065, Port Royal 999, p
cola 2,728, Baltimore 66, Boston 38, J.
delpbia 102, West Point 16,086, I
York 12, Newport News 212. I
Total Visible Supply of Cottoa,
Nkw York, Sept. 24. The total u
supply of cotton for the world is ,;,
540 Dates, oi which 765,840 are Ait
; y to; merchants:
And those about to enter' Into
The unprecedented large sales by my Boi&
evidenced by Railroad receipts for. shipments
tween August 1st and 20th, of the nine bum''
(900) cases and bales of goods, show howsDcc,
fully my " Wholesale business is. Yti i
larger shipments would have been mads were
not that my salesmen were prevented by i
heavy iains from making all the points a&p
out by nit ; and to all such of my old enstoa.
1 say come to Charlotte, see my colossal lines j
Goods, from which you can make your select!
far more satisfactory than 'from sample, i
moreover, I will reimbuna you in part and i
haps in full of your outlays. Is this not
and liberal on my part? j,l
A Word to New Beginners
After 33 years of close observation in bask
I am fully convinced that by far the great
number of unsuccessful County Merchant
tracable to their "first purchase." How? I
tell you. By being lured by men represent
"Northern Houses'' to go there for ifcefr .
purchase, and many a one in doing soUvLtuv
tnally "busted" before, getting 'home, w
Because, , . , . I
1. Buying in Northern Houses when (
Goods kept are not selected (like mine) to
this section only, the chances are that the nti
ginner will buy the most unsuitable stock I
his section; hence he has bis shelves fall,)
none to suit his customers. Fatal mistake K.
2. In the excitement aud rush' of Norti
Market he buys twice, perhaps thrice, as mnt
he can and ought to. Fatcl mistake No. 8. i
3. The injudicious and disproportionate r
tities brought too much of some things utc
enough of others (generally the most neeu'u
the new beginner finds out, too late, that wM
bas more Goods than he ought to have, yeU
order more Goods to help sell off the n
bought ones, thus being loaded too heavily
the start you can imagine the rest. This n.
and more could be said, but a word to the
is sufficient. .
How to avoid all this: ; - t ;
I have now been in business near you for
years, commenced from the stump up at a t
road and grown up with the country, know j
actly what and bow you ought to buy, a:
point (with just pride) to my record ai is
and merchant, and say come to me and 1 pk
my record to take good care and protect jtM
you will say, as hundreds of others nave do
owe my success to you. . " ' t
J ..J -V8.'lttTrK01TCKT
Aug. 26, 1887. , - s M! Charlotte,!
NEW FALL GOODS
Regulator j of Low Prifji,
Best Inducements that can'' JPossiMt
.... 4 : : 4 11
offered by any Home in the Sfaif.
I am selling Alamance at 6 cents per yard;
4-4 heavy whirling at 6 cents per yard) '
4-4 good Bleached at cents per yard; !
M T l c.r l i .
oiy jeans ni no cents peryaru, nas do cost
the South; j
Complete line of Fall Prints at 4 e
per yard; . , ; . . ,? ; j
Complete line of Dress G ods at prices1 i:
down. ',',''.;, ' .-.-
; " - ' H. BARUCH f
- ' f -: ' Regulator of Low Pr
. Aug. 26, 1887. . - .
Has inducements to effer. whfch can no'
equalled by the best Dry Goods House' k
South. t '.i ' .... I
. , HE HAS j
Added greatly to his already large stock, ie
his recent trip to IJew York bought op I
plus Stocks of Importers and Manafsctr
Which" enables him to sell many most seaaot
Goods at . !
Ridiculously Low Prices, j
Sioce I have taken hold of the Retail E
formerly, under, the- name of Wittkovt
Baruch, and withdrawn from the Who!.
business, I devote my -entire time and attei
to the Retail only, and being a Cash Bur
thorough ezperjence, I can. and will,
offer 'iqducenents J
Which will be Appreciate
By all who look at my Goods and get mj(
See My Daily Display!
SEE MY IAILy BAtlOAm
See whether I'dori't lead in JJow-'Pites! -
See my Stock and you will ! 't i ?S i
See the largest in the State. 7 .
See my prices throughout my Store, and tot
acknowledge triat5 v :. ..',!
' ti- 'Down I. -j
Is the Regulator of Low 'Prices.
I solicit Mail Ordera and eitt t
prompt attention. . - !
, , H. BARUCH,
June 8, 1887. . Charlotte,?
Of Iacorpoxation of the B
mont Milling Company.
North Carolina,- Mecklenburg Cods J
Superior Court i
Notice is hereby eiven in pursuance ef Sef
8u of Tfce Code, that a Certificate and V
of Incorporation-have tbi? day been toe
D. A. Tompkins,
n M. Mill'
u an. Miner, Jr
W. J. P. Liddell,
J. W. Miller.
J. L. CbMB
Selling forth: : I
1 - The corporate name above stated. , J
I, That the business of the said. corpor;
thac of buving-andelifng Own Lni
Seed; and products ; of . these articles,
Manufacturing of Grain and Cotton fieed,
products for the market, with iW placa
oess and meetings at Charlotte, N. C. j
, 3. The said corporation to ejist for $0 1
'4 The subsdriljorj b fis Capital
the parties whose names' are above set ioj j
5. Capital Stock t'tO.OOO, divided w ;
Shares at the par value of $100. vn1
- . m. Mom!
f , Clerk of the supers. t
Sept. 9, 1&S7. lm
' BeadywMixed Paints. :Uj
Averill Ready-Mixed Paints are coo'
can, againstj 1,049,297 and 684,08?
spectively laBt year; receipts from ill:
terior towns, 1 16,697; receipts from pit;
lions, 217,782. : j
the 'Piedmont Miltmg Company,raltn,,A
of Agreement and Application of M
the beat. For sale by .cC
tfc. 9 too..
- W. M. WIIiu j