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The Charlotte Democrat.
YATES & STRONG, Editors and Proprietors
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Friday, September 30, 1887.
jjgjr The lrost of last Saturday and
Sunday nights is reported as damaging
the tobacco crop in the Northern, North
western and North-eastern counties, but
we do not believe the injury amounts to
njuob. It is hard to tell, these times,
what changeable or bad weather does do
to crope, as so many different stories are
told about matters of that sort.
gf" We are a decided friend of the
State Guard organization in North Caro
lina, but we do not believe it prudent or
right to ask the boys (the members ot the
State Guard) to leave their business, at a
busy season of the year, to go to Rich
mond, Va., or anywhere else, on a pleas
ure excursion. Such trips as that will
soon make the organization unpopular in
this State among business men who have
biic a abort time in the year to make
money enough to pay expenses, support,
&c. Therefore, we waut to say that we
do not approve of the efforts of our State
Adjutant General, or any other State
officer, to induce any Company of the
State Guard to go to Richmond in Octo
ber to attend the services of laying the
corner-stone of a Monument to Gen. Lee
or any other man. No clerk, or business
man, or merchant, can afford to leave his
business in October, especially those who
live in a Cotton section.
Ustos Sui'kriok Court. The Fall
Term of the Superior Court for Union
county was opened by Judge Mcllae on
Monday, Sept. 19th F. I. Osborne, Esq.,
Solicitor. The following persons were
drawn as a Grand Jury: T J Ashcraft,
foreman ; P M Cox, C L Helms, Harvey
Starnes, J ULathan, Jno M Austin, A J
Brooks, II D Allen, Henry McWhirter,
V P Neely, Davidson Brooks, Jno M
Brantley, Myers Medlin, Jas T Brooks, N
J McManus, Jas W Thomas, John Bir
mingham and Hampton B Griffin.
The State Docket was pretty large, but
mostly disposed of the first week. Four
persons were sent to the Penitentiary, viz:
Robert Sikes, col., larceny, 2 yearc; James
Morgan, col., larceny, 2 years; A. C.
Gibson, col., larceny, 5 years; Wra. Crow,
col., shooting at a Railroad train, 2 years.
On Tuesday of this week, the case of
Effie and Jane Nelson, col., charged with
infanticide, was tried.
CUT There were 35 applicants to the
Supreme Court of North Carolina last
Monday, for license to practice law. The
youngest applicant was 21 years old, and
the eldest 55. A bad sign and a poor
prospect'for a living.
SUf The Wilmington Star is 21 years
old, and as good a newspaper as ever. It
has met with deserved success, and we
hope prosperity will still crown its publi
cation. We are gratified at the way the
Star backed us in opposition to the dan
gerous Blair Bill, aud hope it will yet
fayor the abolition of that equally dan
gerous law known as the Internal Reve
nue. However, we never get displeased
with any one who differs with us about
t3T" It is rather disgusting to see how
some fellows, who want office, court "dear
farmers," and applaud all their mistaken
notions, "whether right or wrong." But
the farmer is as easily humbugged as any
other class of people, and the "philanthro
pist" of the latter day will bleed him ac
IST" We have reason to believe that
all the talk by newspapers and corres
pondents, about Hon. Thos. J. Jarvis, now
Minister to Brazil, resigning for political
and selfish motives, is as unjust as it is
unfounded. The health of Gov. and Mrs
Jarvis is not good in Rio Janeiro, and if
he does resign, it will be in consequence
of bad health, caused by an unsuitable
JfSST VVhen Talruage entered his place
of preaoliing ' on last Sunday he was
greeted by Boulaoger's March by the
whole band. Exchange.
And they say Talmage talks religion,
but if he practices it no one knows it in
the North; but it pleases the credulous
Southerner, in rural neighborhoods, to
read bis pot-metal sermons as published
S newspapers, who think, he js: a. better
Eaan tban BeecbeV. ' '
a 1 1 1 aa.
ff-T" The Bond-Vssuing-business. which
is being practiced by many corporations
and counties in this and other States, is
going to hurt somebody, and hurt badly
!p a fiiture paymept d,ay, Thp thjog is
getting to be as bad, as the Western wild
cat" schemes of a few ' years' ago." Let
prudent men stand from under. '
" ' " l
tSf We aek Uir-m'irw1ri farmara Irt
read some Daraerranha in u-
about ra4e ip Charlotte, and, than reflect
iin what is rioht. and f; '
' : m'm??-
2X4 rfc9 below cost-
Mortgage Sale of Land belonging to E II Hm
pon and wife-J. C. Barnhardt, TrWee
4 nice Plantation for sale lo the Westetn "nor.
Tvr;'i0U0'i8"unty-W.B Withers. P F"
Mortgage Sale of Land belonging to M. L Hr
" key and wife D. H-TWi m' tr
Announcement or Hargraves' $ Alexander
regard to sellinff Good uer
police tdold Debtors who
who musf pay Alexander
K Horria '
frre8h Stock of Jaiuily Qrooeries, just received
t oby R & W- B- Nisbet.
l?vldioni8tieAKent'or the sale of a
mceBnuff manufactured by Isaac DeVoe &
Barnsntvetilun.e'the Dealere choice Family
- mojjwmra oi meir ovock
1ST The Goldsboro Headlieht eives
the following timely hint to the females
who seem to feel it their duty to attend
to the wants ot everybody except the
children and other members of their own
"We have nothing to say against chari
table works, but the mother who devotes
the better part of her time to hunting up
objects for charity and leaves her children
to the care of an ignorant and vicious
nurse, doesn't know what genuine objects
of charity are. The claim which her ba
bies have upon her charity is greater than
that of any other charitable claim, and it
ought to be satisfied first. Their comfort,
training and happiness should be her first
t3f" The way the Raleigh merchants
do, when they Consider that the Railroads
discriminate against their city, is to re
solve to patronize only one Railroad line,
and pay whatever freight is charged ; not
giving the other line or lines a dollar's
worth of freight. In that way, it is said,
the Raleigh business interests get justice
done them. But Raleigh merchants,
unlike Charlotte merchants, co-operate
together and act together for the common
13? The medical men are now saying
that Gen. Washington died from bleeding
and blistering. Quite likely. That was
the practice. Water was warmed to give
to patients burning with fever. All air
was excluded and no food was given, but
a plenty of calomel and jalap. It is a
positive wonder that everybody did not
die under such absurd treatment. Even
Washington bad logo. Wilmington Star.
And Washington did "go," and it is,
indeed, a wonder that everybody was not
killed in that day by the hot water pro
cess, hot air, and bleeding remedies that
then prevailed. The idea of keeping a
boy, who had the measles, from having a
drink of cool water, was cruelty in the
Bird Bhooting is lawful from and
after the 15th of October. Don't forget
that, and don't begin shooting until that
iW President Cleveland, in his South
ern and Western trip, hires his own car, se
lects his own company, and pays his own
and lriends' traveling and other expenses
en route, like any other citizen. Thi9 is a
Democratic administration. Ex.
But is Mr. Cleveland entitled to any particu
lar credit for this when it is remembered he gets
more money for one year's salary than many
good men get in alife-iime.
J3f The following is good information
for those who are ashamed to ask ques
tions to learn what they do not know :
"In making up a party for traveling ex
cursions," said Charles Dudley Warner to
a friend who was planning one, "always
be sure to have it include at least one ig
norant woman. She will ask all the ques
tions you are ashamed to ask or think you
don't need to ask, and you will secure a
vast deal of information you would other
Greensboro makes mention of the
ing curious case :
"Mr Ed. Ilendrix, a young merchant of
this place, has just passed through a most
remarkable experience. He was attacked
about two weeks ago with a severe case of
muscular rheumatism. After a week of
intense suffering, the pain being confined
to nis legs ana neaa, be became very
hoarep, and jn a few hours lost entirely
bis voice and bearing, lie was as com
pletely deaf and dumb as if he bad been
born so. Ibis continued for a week,
when suddenly one night, after he had
been in bed and asleep about thirty min
utes, he was aroused by the whistle of a
locomotive which was passing within a
few rods of his dwelling. He at once be
came aware of the fact that both the facul
ties of hearing and speech were fully re
stored. What may have been the cause
of the affliction or its removal the doctors
are utterly at a loss to explain; but Mr
Ilendrix was soon on the streets again
shaking bands with his friends, the hap
piest man in town."
So, there s some good in the noise of
An exchange makes the following
statement for the benefit of those who are
always wanting to compare Southern de-
linquences with what they are pleased to
term Northern thrift :
It appears that the city of New York
has in one ward 8,000 children pi sphool
age who bva no school to go to, and
4,000 who are obliged to attend private
scnools. Yet the .Northern papers are
continually berating the South for alleged
inadequate school facilities, lhe state of
Vermont, we believe, is now in a very
much worse condition than New York
city, and worse off than any Southern
IT" Lincoln Superior Court will open
on Monday next Judge McRae will pre
side, and F. I. Osborne, Escj., discharge
the duties of Solicitor.
A decided sensation has been
caused at the little town of Greenville,
Pitt county, by the appearance of a Uni
ted States ajtjllery officer whose station is
Fortress Monroe. The officer arrived
Thursday, aud at once made careful ex
amination of the marriage registers in the
Court House. He made s surprising dis
covery. He had a daughter who was
young and beautiful. Three years ago a
young man who hailed, from. North Caro
lina met toe gtrl, wpoeq, anoj won tier.
Jn some way tlip 'fathef of te girl was
repentiy informed that his daughter's
marriage was illegal a her bqsbnd bad
a wife still living in Pitt county. His
search of the records proved the' truth of
this. His son-in-law is a bigamist, whose
legal wife, deserted some years ago, now
lives in Pitt county. Tba son-in-law rep
resented himself as a single ma$.
The scoundrel deserves hanging 1
Assistant SpESSQJf-GEijsiiHJi- The
Governor has forwarded a commission to
Dr. J. M. Baker, of Tarboro as Assistant
Surgeon General of the North Carolina
State Guard, vice Dr. Hubert Haywood,
recently appointed Surgeon-General. L)r,
Baker is one of the youngest physicians
in eastern Carolina, bat his reputation
and ability as a physician are second to
none. The appointment is a very happy
and appropriate one.
A Raleiffh correanondent writes
to the Richmond Dispatch as follows about
an important North Carolina matter:
"Col. John Robinson. Commissioner of
Agriculture of N. C, has received a letter
from a member of the Georcia Legislature.
stating that the legislative committee by
a practically unanimous vote bad decided
to adopt the North Carolina plan for reg
ulating the 6ale of fertilizers. In reply to
an inquiry as to the practical working
and benefits of the North Carolina system.
1 . : : i . . .
xuiuuiiBBiuuer iioDinson says last year it
saved the farmers of the State one million
dollars, and that under its provisions they
securea a grade of fertilizers one sixth
better. The system gives the least trouble
to manufacturers, farmers and officers of
the department. At the next sesson of
the Legislature Commissioner Robinson
says he will secure a more policing or
protecting feature in the act. His desire
is to secure uniform law in all the South
ern Atlantic States, which plan will be
beneficial to all concerned. It is bis pur
pose, be informs me, to call a meeting of
all Commissioners of Agriculture and Sec
retaries of those States, to be held .at At
lanta, to discuss and secure a uniiorm law
on the subject. The Department of Agri
culture has seized and to-day ordered the
sale ot a car-load of commercial fertilizers.
The seizure was made at Winston. The
Commissioner of Agriculture savs the
firm is bringing fertilizers into the State
without license, and selling it to unsus
pecting dealers and farmers, who think it
is tax-paid goods. This will get dealers
and farmers into trouble, as the law makes
it penal to handle such goods. The de
partment will fight the firm in earnest.
The proceeds of such sales of seized fertili
zers eo to the department. Another
seizure was to-day reported of the same
firm's goods at Staley.
The N. C. Supreme Court, on the 27th
inst., granted licenses to the following
persons to practice law :
Joseph D Bousball of Camden county,
Wallace N Scales of Guilford, Joseph F
Spainhour of Wilkes, Joseph L C Bird of
McDowell, James M Nor fleet of Edge
combe, Charles II Duls of Mecklenburg,
Julian S ilann of Hyde, Thos R Ransom
of Northampton,01iver C Bynum of Chat
ham, William W Kitchen ot Hahtax, Eh
E Hilliard of Halifax, Hiram A Witting-
ton of Yancey, William II McNeill of
Cumberland, Alex W McAlister of Ran
dolph, Archibald A Hicks of Granville,
William B Edmundson of Wayne, Rufus
A Hawkins of Warren, Martin L Martin
of Rutherford, Jno S Michaux of Guilford,
Jacob Stewart of Davie, John E Yann of
Hertford, Forest W Whitaker of Halifax,
John N Wilson of Guilford, Clement G
Wright of Guilford, William H RufBn of
Wilson, Benj F Taylor of Wilson, Willie
M Person ot Franklin, Geo W Sparger of
Surry, Andrew H Allen of Iredell, Francis
Picard of Perquimans, John G Shaw of
Cumberland, Thos C Guthrie of Rich
mond, Herbert L Greene of Wilkes, Mar
cus M Parks of Alleghany.
I3f" The laws in thi,a State in regard
to the inspection, coutrol, &c, of commer
cial fertilizers are, as has been stated,
about to be adopted by Texas also. The
Commissioner of Agriculture of that State
is in correspondence with' Commissioner
Robinson, of this State, in regard to the
JEir The Philadelphia Bulletin notes
that more than a hundred divorce cases
were disposed of in the Chicago Courts
Saturday and comments as follows:
"That city still retains its pre-eminence
as the great divorce centre of the country.
It is evident that the teachers of law and
morals in Chicago have problems to deal
with as grave as those which the An
archists have presented. A record of one
hundred divorces in one day argues the
existence of a deplorably low condition of
A pretty bad showing for Chicago, un
Ax Eaely Fall Pkedicted. Under
this beading, in our issue of July 14th,
our crop editor said there would be a kill
ing frost on the light of the moon, which
Would full on Oct. 1, and sure enough
Sept. 25th brought a frost all over the
Piedmont section of this State ani Vir
ginia, iuis prophesy was based upon
the first singing of the katydid which
always occurs ninety days before frost,
and as this insect made its appearance
some fifteen days earlier than usual, an
early frost, was predicted. The Dutch
signs will do to observe. Greensboro
J3f Mr Thomas Guthrie, a son of Rev.
T. W. Guthrie, and Mr John Wilson, a
son of Rev. Dr. N. II. D. Wilson, are
among the young men who were licensed
to practipe law by the Supreme Court this
week. We wish them both vtry great
success. Raleigh Advocate.
SEIf Those who are in a position to do
so, estimate that there will be raised in
the South this year five hundred and
thirty-five millions of bushels of corn,
fifty-four millions buehels more than last
year. Indications are that there is a good
crop of everything, ' What a thanksgiv
ing day we ought to have I .
Rev. De. Deems. Dr. Deem's many
friends will read with pleasure the follow
ing : "On Monday evening Oct. 3, the
parishioners of the Rev. Dr. Charles F.
Deems, in the Church of the Strangers
will tender him a receptqq. The event
will t,e in honor of the completion' of the
twenty fjrst year of hit ministry with
them. Efforts are being made to make
the occasion one of unusual interest and a
number of prominent clergymen and lay
men have already signified their intention
of presenting their congratulations per
sonally to on,e of N,ew York's most popu
Ui i J ,. .
By the "death of Kx-Senator Job.
Cilley of New Hampshire, Simon Cam
eron of Pennsylvania, becomes the oldest
surviving ExSenator. He was born in
1799. and is followed by Ex-Senator Jas.
Bradbury of Maine, born in 1,805, Jeffer
son Davis, born in 1808, and Hannibal
Hamlin, born in 18p9. Mf Cameron
seryed. jh the Senate with. M.esara 0dley,
B.radbury, Tayis and fjamHq.
Op The ancient cannibal killed his
fellow, cut him to pieces, cooked, and ate
him. The modern cannibal by the sword
of his tongue kills his brother eaan. His
brother's reputation, which is dearer than
his body, Is devoured at the dinner-table
or in the parlor. On such food no Chris
tian oan prosper. He who makes a habit
of devouring other people is preparing
himself into a meal for a cannibal perhaps
more ferooious than himself.
I PraefintimiT f Wn.VU.i.... I
Presbytery of Mecklenburg.
The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met at
Long Creek Church, Gaston county, on
Sept. 2l8t. The session was opened with
sermon by Rev. E. P. Davis of Shelby.
Eighteen ministers and sixteen elders
Rev. P. R. Law of Monroe, the last
Moderator present, called the meeting to
order and constituted it with prayer, after
which Rev. J. M. McLean was elected
Moderator, and Rev. P. R. Law and Rev.
T. A. Wharton temporary Clerks.
The following committees were, ap
pointed: Bills ana Overtures, Rev. E.
P. Davis, Rev. W. S. P. Brvan, R. A.
White, Esq ; Judicial, Rv. W. O. Coch
ran, Rev. T. A. Wharton, W. W. Alex
ander, Esq. ; Minutes of General Assem
bly, Rev. A. W. Miller, D. D., Rev. P. R.
Law, W. I. Stowe, Esq.
The report of the Commissioners to the
last Assembly was approved and their
diligence was commended.
R. B. Alexander, Esq., of Charlotte,
was elected Treasurer pro. tem. J. E.
Brown, Esq., was re-elected a Trustee of
Rev. J. N. Craig, Secretary of Home
Missions, addressed the Presbytery on the
subject of Sustentation, Evangelistic
Cause, and Colored Education.
Rev. J. B. Mack presented the claims of
Davidson College upon the support and
liberality of the Church ' throughout this
A resolution offered last Spring en
dorsing the action of Assembly at Au
gusta, Ga., in reference to Evolution and
the case of Dr. Woodrow, came up for
consideration. The mover was granted
leave to make a substitute restricting the
resolution to Evolution, and then, without
debate, the substitute was laid on the
. Memorials of deceased ministers were
read, that of Rev. W. W. Pharr, D. D.,
by Rev. G. D. Parks, and that of Rev.
W. A. McDonald by Rev. R.Z. Johnston.
The transfer ot the Church property of
the Highlands Mission to the Presbytery
of Mecklenburg was admitted to record.
A call from the Huntersville Churob
for the pastoral services of Rev. J. R. Mc
Alpine was presented.
A resolution was adopted warning the
members of Presbyterian Churches against
countenancing or in any way supporting
the Romish schools which it is now being
attempted to establish within the bounds
of the Presbytery.
Mr Lee McNair of Swaunanoa Church,
was received as a candidate for the
Little Brittain churoh was granted per
mission to employ Licentiate M A Hen
derson. Rev E P Davis and Elder J E Brown
were elected respondents in the matter of
the complaint of certain Presbyters
against the action of the Presbytery
touching the liquor question ; and a pa
per was adopted setting forth certain de
fects in the complaint.
Sugar Creek ohurch was chosen as the
place and Wednesday before the third
Sabbath of April as the time for the next
Rev W E Mcllwaine, with two elders,
was appointed to prosecute the case ot
Huntersville church for the services ot
Rev J R McAlpine before Bethel Presby
tery. Rev Mr Boyce of Transylvania Presby
tery presented bis dismission which was
docketed and a committee appointed to
examine into the matter.
The committee of Foreign Missions re
port $3,958 contributed to this cause, and
in the church at large an increase of $11,
000 over any preceding year.
The committee on Home Missions report
recommending appropriations to the
amount $1,900 for the pounty lists of this
Presbytery, and the appointment of sub
committees in the Piedmont region and
also in the mountain region to co-operate
with the executive committee in Char
lotte. The mountain oommittee consists
of Rev. W. S. P. Brvan. Rev. W. H.
Davis, Rev. T. A. Wharton and C. E.
A resolution of thanks to the people for
the hospitality and to the Piedmont Air
Line Rail Road for reduced rates was
The committee on Bills and Overtures
reported in reply to an ovefture tha(
while a sessional quorum consists of the
pastor and two elders "no judicious ses
sion will transact important business with
out reasonable efforts to notify all the
The committee on Ednoation reported
seven candidates for the ministry and an
expenditure of $625. Special thanks
were returned to C E Graham, Esq., and
Dr R H Adams for liberal aid during the
An executive committee of Home Mis
sions for the ensuing year was appointed
consisting of Revs G Xi Cook, G D Parks,
A I Kuckner, W O Coohraoe, R A Mil
ler, W E Mcllwaine; Col J L Brown, and
John & Oates and James Hutchison, Esqrs.
The application of J S Morrow, (oolor
ed) to be received as candidate for the
ministry was referred to the oommittee on
Rev P R Law offered his resignation as
pastor of Munroe ohutch and the church
haying been heard from the relation was
Rev Thos H Law, agent American
Bible Society, presented the claims of that
The Presbytery adjourned to meet in
Second Church, Charlotte, October 24th
at 10 a. m.
(Note. W$ l?11 that the resolution about
Evolution which was laid on the table, under
took to assert that the Church had no business
making declarations or enunciations on scientific
subjects. We have not another word to say on
such matters, and aek pardon for what we have
Fnal& Jbrger. Lynchetjge, YA.,Sept.
26r woman who gives the name of
Mrs. Jennie Ahorley was arrested in the
Rational Exchange Bank, to-day while at
tempting to have a check on the New Or
leans National Bank for $15,000 cashed.
The check is either raised or a forgery.
ST Col. Fred. Grant, the head of the
Republican State ticket in Jew York, is
simply a mn, without record. He baa
dope nothing whatever of note during the
loirty-aeyen years ol his life. His great
est feat was in marrying a millionaires,
He is simply an idler.
KSF It is regarded an particularly for
tunate that so large a proportion of the
tobacco crop was cut and housed when
the frost oame last week. The season was
earlier than usual and frost has come con
siderably in advance of the ordinary time.
None of the other orops have been injur
ed. A prominent tobacoo-man said that
only a sixteenth of the crop might ha re
garded as aected-
I resrret to see that them Mma tAh .
judice in the minds of many of our country
friends aerainet fHiav)ta :.. ?
&uuu auu its uueuuess mailers.
It is much to be regretted, as it is an injury to
the City's business. Whatever builds np and
prospers city people also builds op and prospers
country people the prosperity of one is the
prosperity of both. Charlotte pays nearly one
half the taxes of the county of Mecklenburg, be
cause Charlotte real estate and Charlotte mer
chants are highly taxed in assessments. If the
business of the city is injured and depreciated,
the assessments on. city ieal estate must be low
ered and higher assessments made on land in the
country, and consequently a, higher tax imposed
on errantry land. I do not hesitate to say that
the valuation of city real estate is now too high
compared with the valuation of land in the coun
try If there is to be a discrimination made
against Charlotte by the farmers of the county
then citizens ot Charlotte should call for a new
valuation of nronprtv Them
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flict between city and country interests both
uuuiu iiauu iwgeuier. ATen a iooi might know
that if the interests of country people, or city
people, were promoted, itwonld tnH
all interests. Cittzrx
tdfT" In the Agricultural offi P.a at. Tal.
eigb there is a handsomely framed certifi
cate and diploma, which was awarded to
Agricultural Commissioner, Col. John
ivooinaon, Dy tne Atlanta Uotton Exposi
tion of 1881, for the best bale of cotton
from North Carolina. Y
83f The Board of Directors of the
Wilmington & Weldon R. R. have declar
ed three and a half per cent, interest on
the certificates of indebtedness, payable
on and after Oct. 1st.-- Wil Review.
A semi-annual dividend nf 9 nor
cent has bSen declared by the Board of
Directors of the Raleigh & Gaston Rail
road Company, payable on and after Oot.
1, 1887. The transfer books will be
closed until the 2d proximo.
CITA drug clerk in Kansas plead
guilty to an indictment containing ?nsn
counts, for violation of the prohibition
law, and was sentenced to "seventeen years
Ji" . a -
ana ionr montns in jail and to a fine of
The assertion is verv nnaitivolv
made that President Cleveland will paes
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iiiruugn esiern worth uarolioa on his
way to Washington from th AtUno Re
position. He has heard glowing accounts
oi me rare oeauty ot the mountains near
Asheville, and it is said creatlv d eairPB In
see them. If this be true he will pass out
oi me otate Dy way of Greensboro and
Danville, and North Carolinians will h
at least an opportunity for a glimpse of a
utau inej so greatly desire to see and to
aa 1 1 1 a
SW Why can't the Labor Party get
what it wants under a Democratic ad
ministration headed by Cleveland. Let
Congress adopt his suggestion and ap
point a commission to settle all questions
of labor and capital. This, it seems to
us, will meet the ends aimed at by the
Labor Party. Hillsboro Recorder.
An Ingenius Invention. Mr W. B.
Farrar. our inventive wtp.h-mtr vhn
has patented more useful inventions than
-I a a
any man in ine otate, nas completed his
last machine which is ahaad of an vt hinrr
he has ever attempted and unlike any-
ming eise ever patented. He calls it
"Farrar's Lightning Watch Regulator,"
and claims that by its use he can accu
rate! v reerulate watches bv manhinorv
and in a few minutes, while the present
process is not only tedious, and slow, but
very-unreliable. It must ha anon to ha
appreciated, and it will take a scientific
waicn-maicer to understand it then ; yet,
Mr. Farrar savs it is so nerfeatlv a.d?nn.l
. 4 j -J
that any one can use it. From our stand
point, u seems to oe the great desidera
tum of the age ; will no doubt, bring our
friend much wealth when fairly introduc
ed, and immortalize his name among all
watch-makers and scientific inventors.
Greensboro North State,
Spain having, by agreement with
the United States, removed certain' com
mercial restrictions on our commerce with
Cuba and her other colonial possessions,
the discriminations we have heretofore
imposed in retaliation on Spanish trade,
have now been removed hy proclamation
of the President. This does not establish
free trade with those Spanish possessions,
hut merely puts trade with them on the
same basis as trade with other countries.
In this city, by Rev. F. D. Swindell, on the
27th inst, Mr. P. A. Hicks and Miss Connie P.
Myers, daughter of Mr. R. B. Myers.
In this city, on the 22d inst, by Rev. T. S.
Brown, Mr J. B. Cushing and Mia3 Annie L.
Stevens, daughter of Mr G. K- Stevens.
In Cabarrus county, on the 18th inst., by
Rev. A. D. 1. Moaer, Mr Nicholas A. Hipp and
Miss, i-lioe Basinger.
In Lincoln county, on the 21st inst , by R. 8.
Reinhardt, Esq., Mr H. A. Lofton and Miss Bet
tie 8igmon, daughter of Mr Wash. Sigmon.
Also, on the same day, by J. F. Davis, Esq., Mr
M. M. Howard and Miss Mamie Bradshaw.
In Statesville, on the 11th inst., by Rev. D. Q.
Caldwell, Mr George M. Foard and Miss Emma
Lou Ivey, daughter of Rev, G. W. Ivey.
In Washington CUy, on the 21st inst, by Rev.
Dr. Addiso M David M. Anderson, formerly
of, Raleigh, and Miss Dora Thomas of Rich
In Taylorsville.on the 24th inst. Rev. C. A.
Gault, aged 40, years, a member of the C
Conference M. E. Chujch, South.
In this county, Steel Creek township, suddenly
on the 26th inst, Mr! Star Neely, aged 69 years.
In Forsythe county, 10 miles from Winston on
the Yadkin River, suddenly on Sunday evening
the 25th inst , Mrs. Eliza J. Conrad, aged about
43 years, widow of the late Capt. Alex. Conrad,
and daughter of Alexander Springs, deceased, of
Charlotte. She was a devoted member oi the
.Baptist church, and lived the life of a christian,
active in all good works.
CHARtjOTTg MARKET. Sjspt. 2ft 1887.
Atvut 1,800 bales Cotton were sold
here this week, and oor buyers paid every
jjoent in eash. for it they were able to pay.
I - -
and at the same time pay house rent and
other expenses. 8, and 8 were the
ruling cash prices on Thursday t but ear
Her. in the week 8 was paid for several
bales of a good, grade.
Corn and Meal 10 cents per bushel
new Peas 65 eents ; Oats 45.
Eggs in demand at 124 cents per dozen
for fresh Eggs from the country ; Butter
29 and 25 cents per pound; Chickens 12$
to 20 cents each.
lour, from country Mills. $2.15 to
$2.25 per sack. -
Other Markets, .
K$W YORK, Sept. 2, 1887.
Cotton ciiet at &&-16 lor best grade. Prices
for iuiure aeuvery steady.
LIVERPOOL, SepC29, 1887.
Middling Uplands Cotton 54 pence; Orleans
t" Country merchant in the surrounding
section, who have credited the farmer for sup
plies during the past year or two, can aflord to
pay their debtors more for their cotton (in order
to get their bills paid) than can the cotton buyer
who holds ne claims, but pays cash. It is a
well known fact here, that some country mer
chants, who paid a fraction more for cotton than
was offered by the Charlotte buyers, sent the
very same cotton to Charlotte and sold it tr our
dealers for less than they paid for it, simply be
cause it was the market price as ruled by New
York quotations ; and the country merchant did
a good business in that way, for he got his old
debt paid by the cotton which he bought from
his country customer. -
The New York purchasing and shipping regu
la tions require that a bale of Cotton shall weigh
400 pounds or over, therefore our dealers here
must require the farmer to make his bale weigh
at least 400 pounds, or it is not considered mer
chantable. The Railroads reauire aa mneh
freight for a 300 or 350 pound bale as they do for
4uu or ouu pound Dale, we think farmers can
now see that it is to the advantage oi all to
make heavy bales.
tW We are pleased to learn that the "Macon
School," in this city, for Boys, is well patronized
this season. The School is No. 1. and Cant Bar
rier and Prof. Matz, who have charge of it, can
endorsed as gentlemen of the highest resDec-
tability, and reliable in every way.
And the same may be said of the Charlotte
Female Seminary, governed by Rev. W. R. Atkin-
1. It also has a large share of public patron
age this Fall.
In Steel Creek township, last Tuesday.
Mr A. L. Thomas met with an accident at a
Cotton Gin, which necessitated the amputation
of one of his arms.
SS" Some one who wants a nice new Cotton
Gin should call on J. C. Burroughs, who has one
for sale at reduced rates. Also, call on Capt
Jas. F. Johnston for several Agricultural Imple
ments at low rates. And, also, on J. G. Shan
Qonhouse & Co. for farming materials.
tW Frost appeared in this section on Satur
day and Sunday mornings, Sept 24th and 25th.
No harm was done, as the weather was very dry,
not having had rain for nearly a month.
There was a good rain, however, on Tuesday
and Wednesday last in all this section.
A fire near Huntersville, last Sunday
morning, destroyed a barn, two mules, a cow,
and a considerable quantity of roughness belong
ing to Mr R. H. W. Barker.
ty S. Watson Reid, Esq., Secretary of the
Mecklenburg County Bible Society, requests us
to inquire if any one has any proceedings or ac
counts of the Society meetings from 1830 to
1855. The Society was organized in 1830, but
Mr Reid has none of its proceedings from that
date to 1855. He is comnilimr a sketch or his
tory of the Society, and hopes those who have
information about it will furnish it to him at
Steel Creek P. O.
Several land sales and other important
notices will be found in to-day's Democrat No
intelligent man, who wants information, should
fail to read advertising notices.
t3J When Charlotte had a population in 1856
of about 2,000, a wagon load-of Flour glutted
the market, and there was scarcely any demand
for butter, eggs, chickens, meal, corn, potatoes.
Ac. Now, that the city has grown, a thousand
wagon loads of such stuff will not glut the mar
ket, and prices for country produce are a great
deal higher. Yet, we hear that some of our
country friends are so short-sighted as not to
appreciate the increased demand for their pro
ducts by the increase of Charlotte's population,
and entertain a prejudicial jealousy towards the
city. It should not be that way, for if the city's
prosperity is injured, our country friends will
have to make up the loss in the way of increased
assessments and taxes on their country property,
as a correspondent in to-day's paper shows.
Star Neely, Esq., a prosperous farmer and
good citizen of Steel Creek township, this coun
ty, died suddenly on Monday morning last at 5
o'clock. He was at church the day before (Sun
day) and apparently in good health.
tW We had the pleasure of a call, last Mon
day, from Hon. J. R. Webster, Speaker of the
last House of Representatives of our General
Assembly. He was on his way to see a sick
relative in Richmond county.
Agricultural Implements. ,
1 am selling at and below cost :
Large lot Bone Meal,
8ne HugheB' Sulky Plow,
ne Syracuse Sulky Plow,
One Corn and Cob Crusher,
One Riding Cultivator,
One 45 Pratt Gin, Feeder and Condenser,
2 Buckeye Pumps,
Pulleys; one Jack, nearly new; Piping;
Engine Fittings; 2 Hill Side
Call and get prices. . .
JAS. F. JOHNSTON.
Sept 30, 1887. 3w
One Forty-Saw COTTON GIN. new, for
J. C. BURROUGHS.
BARNETT "T BETHUNE
Have received a nice Stock of Fresh Family
Groceries, the Goods being of the choicest kinds,
which they offer at Retail at lowest market rates.
Call and examine our nice assortment of Eat
BARNETT & BETHUNE,
Sept 30; 1887. Charlotte, N. C.
HARGRAVES & ALEXANDER.
Oar Grand Opening has commenced and will
continue throughout the season. We have just
received a Dig stock or JTall and Winter Goods,
and we are ready to show then to yoo. Be sure
to call and get prices before buying:, a we will
not be undersold by anybody.
We are selling Alamance at 8 cents per yard
and 4-4 Unbleached Shirting at 6 cents per yard
A nice stork of Worsted Dress Goods from
10 to 75 cents per yard.
All-Wool Tricot Flannels, 50 inches wide, at
no cenia per yard.
Our stoek of Ladies' Wraps is complete, and
we can seu inem cneaperthan ever.
Big; Stock of Boots cd Shoes.
A good Boot for $1.50. A good Brogan Shoe
for $1. - We carry a nice line of Ladies'. Shoes
from the Factory of Evitt A Bro., and guarantee
every pair ot them.
A large Stock of
At prices that will sell them. Also, Hats, Caps,
Trunks, xa . .
Cotton Batting, Carpet Warps, Wool Yarns.
Be sure to call and see us.
HARGRAVES & ALEXANDER.
Sept 30, 1887.
SALE OF LAND.
By virtue of authority granted to me by M. L.
Harkey and wife, by a Mortgage dated March
22, 1879, and duly registered in the office of the
Register of Deeds in Book 21, page 209, I will
sell at the Court House in Charlotte, on Monday. :
October 8 let, 1887, at 12 M-, for cash, the Tract
of LAND described in said Mortgage, to-wit :
A Tract of about 200 ACRES, joining the lands
of SoL Harkey and others, and being the tract on -which
M. L. Harkey lived at the date of said
Mortgage, and where he now resides.
D. S. TODD,
Sept 80, 1887. . 6w Mortgagee.
1 1 1
Mortgage Sale. v
By virtue of a Mortgage executed to me by E.
H. Hmson and wife Tyrza. for purposes therein '
mentioned, and registered in Book 38, page 263,
Mecklenburg county, I will sell at the Court
House door in Charlotte, N. C, at 12 o'clock, M.,
on Thursday, Oct 27, 1887, seventy-two Acres of
valuable LAND, adjoining the lands ot T.8.
Ellington, C. Dowd and others, on the waters of
Clear Creek and in Clear Creek township.
J. C. BARNHARDT.
Sept. 80, 1887. 4w .. Trustee.
FOR SALE. 5
I will sell my Plantation, two miles from
Beattie's Ford, with fine Residence. Healthy
place and the Land always produces rood crops
of every kind when worked. The Tract con
tains about 200 Acres, with good Barn, Stables
and Tenant Houses. If desired, I will divide the
Tract or add to it to suit purchasers. Terms '
easy. For particulars call on me, or Mr J. L.
Jetton, who will take pleasure in showing the
W. B. WITHERS,
Davidson College, N. C.
Sept. 30, 1887. tf
Creditors of J. Duncan's Estate.
I extended until crop time all Mortgages,:
Notes and Accounts due above Estate, and as
that time has arrived, I give all Creditors fair
notice that they must come forward at once and
settle, or their claims will be put In the hands
of my Attorney for collection. . .
JNO. W.' MILLER. .
Sept 80, 1887. 2w Administrator.
LAST NOTICE., , :
We are eoinir to settle uo our old business at
once, and those who are indebted to us must not
be surprised if they find tbelr , .
Notes and Accounts ,
In the hands of an officer for collection. Come
right along and save cost .
ALEXANDER & HARRIS.
Charlotte. Sept. 80, 1887. 8m
New Stock of Groceries. '
A. R. & wTb. NISBET
Are now receiving a fresh Stock of
Such as nice Cream Cheese, Raisins, Sugar.
Coffee, Syrups, Canned Goods, Fancy Goods for
Boys and Girls, Cigars, Tobacco, and everything
usually found in a first-class Grocery Store, for
the accommodation of Gentlemen and Ladies,
either at wholesale or retail.
A. R. & W. B. NISBET,
2d door from the Public Square.
Charlotte, Sept. 30, 1887.
Agent for the sale of
Isaac DeVoe & Son's
. Manufactured at Spottswood, N. J.
100 Wall St, New York.
Sept. 80, 1887.
TALL AND WINTHR CL0THIN6,
PHARR & LONG.
(Successors to E. D. Latta k Jiro.,)
Having succeeded the well known firm of E.
D. LATTA & BRO., it is our desire to receive,
and will be our utmost effort to deserve, that
loyal support at the hands of the community,
which so steadfastly attended the retiring con
cern, and has made them prominent throughout
the two Carolinas. .
New Clothing for 1887.
We shall give very close attention to-our busi
ness and shall have a special care to the interests
of our patrons, and as we begin our new life,
having no accounts and naught against anyone,
bearing "good will toward all men," and a very
special liking for ladies, who have the responsi
ble charge of providing well for the comfort of
the "rising generation," weball hope by cour
teous dealing, the selling of reliable Goods only,
and the One Price system, to succeed.
Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods.
Our expenses will be light, relatively reduced,"
as we shall serve in active capacity ourselves, and
as we have purchased our Stock very advan
tageously, ana raucn under value.
We will offer inducements heretofore unknown
to the trade.
The first call from our friends will be mach
appreciated, and will give us an encouragement
wnicn we win endeavor to substantially manliest
PHARR & LONG,
Sept 23, 1887.
TO THE FALL TRADE.
Our Stock of PROVISIONS and GROCE-'
RIES is now complete.
To cash buyers we offer treat inducements.
Don't fail to give us a call, as all we ask is a
trial. Have just received.
Ann ROLLS Cotton Bagging,
600 Bundles TIES,
500 Barrels Flour,
150 Bags Coffee,
60 Barrels Sugar,
50 Barrels Molasses
50 Boxes Bacon, ...
200 Boxes Tobacco,
100 Boxes Soap,
100 Packages Soda,
200 Bags Salt
SPRINGS & BUR WELL,
Sept. 2, 1837. Charlotte, N. O.
Job Printing and Book Binding.
We have secured the services of an experienced
and first-class Book Binder, and will for the
next 30 days make a specialty of rebinding old
Books, Magazines, Papers, Periodicals, etc., in
the latest and most approved styles. Now is the
time to have all such work done Cheap.
CORRELL, CORMACK A CO,
Practical Printers and Binders,
No. 4 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, N. C,
Sept 23, 1887.
State of North Carolina, Mecklenburg Co,
James F. Johnston, Plaintiff, agatntt The Taylor
Manufacturing Company, Defendant
It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court,
by the annexed affidavit, that a cause of action
exists against the defendant, "The Taylor Manu
facturing Company," in favor of the above
, named plaintiff, ana that the said defendant can
not, after due diligence, be found within this
SUte; and that the defeodant, The Taylor
Manufacturing Company," it being k foreign cor-'
po ration, having i's principal office and residing'
is the city of Cbambersburg, county of Frank
lin, State of .Pennsylvania, on motion of Flem
ming, Csnsler & Winslow, counsel for plaintiff,
ordered, that the publication be made for four
successive weeks in the Chaelottb Dzxogbat,
a weekly newrpaper published in the city of
Charlotte, county of Mecklenburg, and State of
North Carolina, notifying the defendant to ap
pear and answer the complaint of plaintiff on or
before Saturday, the 17th day of March. 1888V
that being the last day of the Spring Term of
Mecklenburg Superior Court for 1883, or judg
ment will be given against the defendant in
favor of the plaintiff for the sum of 1529.10, ac
cording to the relief demanded ta the complaint
J. M. MORROW.
Sept. 23, 1887. 4w Clerk Superior Court-